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The Baltimore Sun from Baltimore, Maryland • Page 8

The Baltimore Sun from Baltimore, Maryland • Page 8

The Baltimore Suni
Baltimore, Maryland
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THE STUNT, BALTIMORE, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 1, 1896. 8 FRIDAY NIGHT'S PANIC. IN AND ABOUT TOWN. STltUCK BY STRAY UULLETS. NOT A "CLEAN SWEEP." County Appointments Announced by the Commissioners. BEAUTIFUL FOUNTAIN. Art Commission to Select a Site for the Heine Monument. HAPPINESS TO ALL! For the New Year 1800, that Has Just Mndo Its Advent. to counteract the nervous strain to which I am subjected. Do you know that I today received over 500 applications for various positions under the municipal government? Should I not join your organization?" The Arion Singing Society rendered selections and Mr. Bernard Schmincke sang a bass solo. Mr. Ernst Gichner was warmly applauded for a recitation. The music for the entertainment and for the dance which, followed was furnished by Professor Feld-man's Orchestra aud a feature of the selections rendered whs the "Vorwarts March," composed by Mr. Oito Kamberarer. After the entertainment dancing began in the large gymnasium and continued until midnight, when a supper was served. At this meal the health of the new year was druok. Dancing was then resumed. Today the handsome home of the organization will be open for inspection by tbe public from 3 o'clock in the afternoon until late in tbe evening. The officers or the Turnverein Vorwarts are: L. C. Schneiderith, president; A. Fischer, corresponding secretary; Ernest Gichuer, recording secretary: George Scbuckbardt, financial secretary; August Joesting, treasurer, and A. Riedel, instructor. MARYLAND CHIVALRY. WANTED TO GO TO JAIL. Mr. Robert Kemp Payne Preferred Prison to Mount Hope. Mr. Robert Kemp Payne became excited yesterday at the conclusion of the day's proceedings before the sheriff's Jury, summoned to inquire into his mental condition. He asked to be kept in jail during the proceedings, and not sent so far away an Mount Hope Ketreat, to which he was recently committed. Previously he bad criticised audib'y the statements made in the testimony of his brother, Mr. E. Scott Payne. Mr. E. Scott Payne declared that be only desired to serve his brother and that the lunacy proceedings were delayed until tbe last moment. Mrs. Hester J. Clash and Mrs. Margaret Rozell, sisters of Mr. Payne, and Mr. Wiibur H. Riddle, bis brother-in-law, were among others who testified. The case was suspended until tomorrow, when' additional witnesses will be called to support tbe allegation of insanity. Sheriff Mason announced that in the meantime he will consult Judge Harlan as to the course he will pursue with reference to the questions that are raised by the lawyers-The sheriff is anxious to have the testimony confined within well-defined limits and to expedite the bearing of tbe case. Convention of Lingnist. At -ihe convention of the Modern Lan-guage-Vssociatiou of America, which met recently at Yale College, the following officers were elected for tho comisir year: President, Calvin Thomas, professor of German at the University of Michigan. Secretary, Prof. J. W. Brhrht, of the Johns Hopkins University. Treasurer, Dr. Herbert E. Greene, of the Johns Hopgins. Professor Thomas succeeds Prof. J. W. Hart, of Cornell, in the presidency, and Dr. Greene takes the position held for a number of years by Dr. Learned, of tho University of Pennsylvania. Professor Bright continues as treasurer. At the recent meetinar in New naven Mr. F. G. G. Schmidt and Dr. Thomas S. Baker, of the Johns Hopkins, and Dr. Mary Augusta Scott, also of this city, road papers. Woman's Literary Club. A presentation of a pretty inkstand and pen tray to Miss Louise C. O. Haugbton. one of the founders and an efficient officer of the Woman's Literary Club, was made yesterday at a meetinar of the club. Mrs. Lawrence Turnbull made a graceful speech in recognition of her service, and then pre-eented the token to Miss Haugbton in behalf of the club members. Mrs. Fabian Franklin read a study ot Sonta Koralevsky, the Russian mathematician. An informal discussion followed on the question, "Do serious studies interfere with the happiness of women?" The consensus of opinion was in the nesative. Tho discussion took place over the teacups, the customary salon of tbe club following the literary programme. Old By Line Special Trips. The Old Bay Line Company will have tt steamers mate special trips from this city and Norfolk, the termini of the line, on January 5, in order to accommodate those who may desire to spend Sunday at either terminus, or at any of tbe regular landing places of tbe steamers. Heretofore the steamers have not left from either terminus on Sunday, and passengers who traveled over the line on Saturday night were forced to wait for the return boat until Monday night. For this special occasion tbe boats will run on Saturday night as usual, carrying passengers to this city or down to Old Point Comfort, Norfolk or Hampton, and will leave on return trips at 6.30 o'clock on Sunday eveninsr from both this city and Norfolk. As each boat arrives at its destination early in the morninz a full day will be given those who avail themselves of the special rates offerel at either end of the line or at any of its landing points. 3Xethodist Home for tbe Aired. Th tweuty-eitrht annual meeting of the board of managers of tbe Methodist Home for tbe Aged, Franklin and Fulton streets, was held at the Eutaw Street Methodist Church yesterday. Gen. John S. Berry presided. Receipts for the year, as shown by the report of Miss Mary C. Bailey, were S9.5S3 39. The disbursements were 50. leaving a balance of 1,058 8). The following oilicers were re-elected: Mrs. Hamilton Easter, president; Mrs. R. R. Battee, recording secretary; Mrs. W. W. Winks, corresponding secretary, and Miss Mary Bailey, treasurer. Sale at the Horse Exchange. About three hundred persons were present at tbe sale held yesterday at the Horse Exchange, on North street, and 43 horses were, sold. The biddiug was spirited. Prices were better, ranging from $25 to $95. A great many were sold to buyers from out of town. Among those making purchases were Henry Kerschner, of Arlington, W. S. Nock, of Aecomac county, Va, George F. Smith, of Franklin county. A. C. Richardson, of Govans' own, and Snowden, of Fauquier county, Va. The horses sold were consigned from Aurora. IiL, and Zauesville, Ohio. The Grand Jury Will Commence on Thursday Its Investigation Into the Theatre Disaster. The grand jury will begin its investigation of the Front Street Theatre disaster to-morrow. State's Attorney Kerr yesterday formally called the attention of the jury to the panic. Soon after tbe communication had been received Police Marshal Frey was sent for and furnished a list of witnesses, who will be summoned tomorrow. The physicians at the Hebrew Hospital have been taxed since the disaster caring for the injured who wero taken there. It will be rembered that all of the injured, with the exception of those who were removed to their own homes, were taken to the City Hospital as soon as they were removed from the building. Nearly all of the injured were orthodox Jews, and they refused to eat food that was not propared according to the Mosaic law. Consequently they were transferred to the Hebrew Hospital on Saturday. In addition to tbe injured at the hospital, the physicians have been called upon to attend a large number of injured persons at the dispensary and at homes. Dr. Melvin S. Rosenthal is resident physician at tbe hospital and Dr. Frank H. Finiey is assistant resident physician. A meeting of friends and relatives of persons who were injured 6r killed in the disaster was held last at tbe residence of Mr. Harry Roberts, 900 Fayette street, corner of High. A resolution was adopted thanking Health Commissioner MoShane for his "invaluable, untiring services and assistance rendered the unfortunate sufferers of the disaster." Mr. Roberts was chairman or the meeting, and Mr. Edward Harrison, secretary. About thirty persons were present. has sent 3 and tbe employes of "The Oriole" $6 to The Sun office for the sufferers by the panic. The money will be sent to Marshal Frey. Secretary Moses Brenner, of the Hebrew Benevolent Society, has received 20 from the Sunday-school of Madison Avenue Temple, and $25 from A. Gottsckalk Co. for the sufferers. Louis C. Gude, of 2024 St. Paul street, writes to The Sun to suggest that in buildings where crowds are frequently consregated, as In Front Street Theatre, the stairways should be divided by iron or brass hand rails into aisles down which people could descend only in single files. He arzues that this is a good thing for these four reasons: "First You have something to hold you up. "Second You have only the pressure of a siDgle file in your rear. "Third You can move faster because you have only a single file ahead of you. "Fourth You do not get jammed so that you cannot move." Simon Friedman, of 29 North Exeter street, father of Ida Friedman, one of the children whose lives were crushed out in the Front Street Theatre disaster Friday.had a hearing yesterday before Commissioner Rogers on the charge of passinsr a counterfeit half-dollar on a conductor of the City Passenger Green line. Friedman's arrest occurred on the night of the accident. The case was dismissed by the commissioner on the ground that there was no fraudulent intent. GLE'S ST A 0 D. The Coroner's Jury Holds Knczneske Responsible for the Killiog-- Coroner Biliingslea held an inquest last night to investigate the death of Fritz Ena-le. whicb occurred on Monday from a stab wound over the lower end of the left shoulder blade. The wound is alleeed to have been inflicted December 15 by William Kuczneske. The jury rendered a verdict that Kuczneske cid tbe stabbing, and be was committed for the action of the Criminal Court by Coroner Biliingslea. The principal witnesses were Joseph Dom-brosky, 1S03 Thames street, and Oscar Mor-itz, 930 Fell street. Tbey testified to seeing Kucznesxe stab Enirle. and both of tbem said it was done without provocation on Eosrle's part. Moritz said: "I saw Engle and another man whom I did not know walking along Lancaster street, near Ann street. Kuczneske stopped them and had an altercation with them. Engle pulled his companion away, with tho advice to 'Come on." Kuczneske then became abusive, and wanted to know what business it was of Engle's. Then he shoved Engle across the street. I heard Kuczneske say. Til give it to you, and then he shoved the knife into Eagle's back." A REST FROM OFFICE-SEEKERS. The Mayor's Time Limit for Applicants Expired Yesterday. The time for filing applications with Mayor Hooper for appointment to municipal offices expired yesterday. There was a deluge of applications which had been held back until tbe last minute. Most of these wer? received through the mails and several were delivered by the special delivery department of the postoflice. Others were received by special messengers. Several members of the City Council called early in the morning and left large batches of applications with the Mayor's secretary. None of the applicants was seen by the Mayor. Before the day had closed it was estimated that more than 700 new applications had been filed. Lucius C. Polk, who called upon the Mayor several weeks ago and verbally asked for appointment as examiner of titles, has filed a formal application for the posi tion. In bis application he renewed the statement that be did not seek the position for the sake of the emolument, and declared that if ho should be appointed he would ask the City Council to reduce the salary to $1,500. Inclosed with the application wa3 a letter of indorsement from ex-Mayor Latrobe. INSPECTION OF BUILDINGS. The Mayor Calls for Seven Resignations in the Department. Mayor Hooper yesterday instructed Building Inspector J. Theodore Oster to ask for the resignations of all the extra men employed in his department. Thse men look alter the construction of buildings to see that tbe law is complied with. They have been paid out of a fund provided for tbat purpose by the ways and means committee of the City' Council. The appropriation is exhausted, and lor that reason the Mayor demanded the resignations. The men whose resignations are asked are Frank A. Klunk, James J. O'Connor, Lawrence Kuszmaul, James J. Byrne, Seth A. Marcbant, G. Hyatt aud Thomas C. German. The Mayor informed Mr. Oster that be will not renew the contracts with the Instantaneous Fire-Alarm Company unless he is so instructed by the City Council. This company, through authority of the Council, has put in the public schools 430 of its alarm boxes, for which the ty has been paying: $10 a year each. The contracts will expire in May, June and September next. Mr. Oster says his department was self-sustaining in 1895, tbe first time in its history. Its total expenses were $12,910. The receipts from permits of all kinds amounted to $12,944 09, leaving a balance of 09. SHOT BY HIS OWN GDN. Mr. Eagene Oudesluys Loses an Arm as the Result ol" un Accident. Mr. Eugene Oudesluys, SOS Eutaw Place, a member of the firm of Oudesluys Brothers, was accidentally shot through the right wrist yesterday by the explosion of a gun, at Rocky Point, mouth of Back river. He drove to the point in a liirht wairon in the afternoon, accompauiod by his brothers. Messsrs. Adrian and Louis Oudesluys. They found the blinds from which they expected to shoot filled with water, so they laid aside their guns and proceeded to bail the blinds out. After this was done Mr. Oudesluys reached out for his gun, erasping it by the barrels near their muzzles and drawing it toward him. The trigger caught in a twig, and before Mr. Oudesluys could free it the gun went off. The whole charge struck him in the wrist, lacerating the baud and arm. The brothers of the injured man dressed tho wounds as best tbey could and then drove rapidly to their home in Baltimore. Prof. Bouii McLane Tiffany was called and after tryinir to s.ive the injured arm found it necessary to amputate it at rhe elbow. At a late hour at'night Mr. Oudesluys was resting well. OTHER. ACCIDENTS. Fell Off a Uridue. Dr. B. H. Sweeting, of the Confederate Soldiers' Home, Pikesville, fell through the Pbiladelphia. Wilmington and Baltimore Rai.road bridge at Havre de Grace, yesterday, and injured his right hip. He, with several friends, bad started to walk across the bridge and had only gone a few steps when be slipped and fell. Tbe distance was only a few feet. His friends brought bim to Baltimore, and be was attended at tbe City Hospital. His injury is not considered serious. A Boy's Leg: Broken. Frank Sellers, aged nine years, bad his left leg broken yesterday while playing on the crossties of the Columbia Maryland Railway, at Carrollton arenua and Saratoga street. He was sent to his home, 245 North Sohroeder street, by Patrolman Connolly. Baby's Skull riwrced, a Colored Man Severely Wounded and a Boy Slightly Injured. Several persons were struck by Btray bullets In Haltimore at midnight by persons who were celebrating the New-Year's advent. Mrs. George T. Fltzer. or 1C11 Lemmon street, stood in the front doorway of her home holding her infant daughter Helen in her arms. Suddenly tho baby's head fell on Its mother's neck and a stream of blood trickled from a red spot in the baok of its skull. A stray bullet fired by some unknown person had struck the little ono and penetrated the brain. Dr. Ohio aid tho child could not recover. Sandy Sprlggs, colored, was shot in the abdomen at Haltiraore and Sharp streets. He was sent to the Maryland University Hospital, where his condition was pronounced critical. Howard Nash, aged eleven years, of 420 South Strieker street, received a flesh wound in tho back, near tho right 6houlder blade, from a bullet. "SOUKlhS OF REVELRY." Midnight Scene at the derman of the Junior Cotillon Club. Twelve big strokes of a bass-drum stick on a sheet of tin souuded the knell of the old yenr at thegerman of the Junior Cotillon Club. Tho sounds of tho gong were the signal for a general merry-making among the dancers on the floor of Lehmann's Hall, who stopped in the whirl of a waltz, gave a hurrah for tho New Year and exchanged the season's greetings. The german was ono of the largest and most eDjoyablo of the season. Many former Baltimoreuns who are here for the holidays were present to take part in the dance. A. II. S. Post directed the figures, which were danced to popular music pluyed by John Itzel's orchestra. Tho most conspicuous decorations were a huge globe of evergreen suspended from the central chandelier by a network' or silver-blue ribbons and a frieze of wild smilax placed along tho side walls, tied with bows of blue ribbon to correspond with the tapestry hangings of the hull. The glow of the usual clustered gas lights shone upon a scene gay with handsome gowns, and with the color of fragrant flowers. Among those at the german wero: Miss Elizabeth Clarke, Mr. and Mrs. Kobert Smith, John Stewart, Frank S. Thomas, Dr. Churles O'Donovan, Mr, and Mrs. Josiah Lowe Rlackwell, John Redwood, H. R. Mayo Thorn, Wm. Keyser. Stewart Lee, Miss Claire Patterson Stewart, Redmond C. Stewart. Peyton Clark. Lieut. Robertson Honey. United States Army, Miss Honey, Isaac McKim, Carryl 8. Ilryau, Miss Sadie Poe, S. Johnson Poe, Law-rason IUzgs.Eugeno Blackford, Miss flon-nra Guest Biaokwcll. John do Bullet, Miss Lulu Honsal.Miss Agnes Markoe.H. Snowden Marshall. Frank H. Hambieton, Telfair W. Mnrriott, Mr. and Harry Seckel Jenkins, J. Hough Cot map, Warrineton Cottman. Miss Rebecca Gal 'her. Miss Olivia Gill, Miss May Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. D. Buchanan Murryman, Harry S. Lehr, Dr. and Mrs. R. Dorsey Coale, Mrs Francis Chisolm, Douglas II. Thomas, Julian Dammann, Thomas M. Clinton, John Daves, N. B. Williams, Frank J. Italdwin. Mr. and Mrs. J. Wtlcox Jenkins, of New York; Lieut. Clarence Deems, United States Army; John Selden, E. C. Lewis, J. II. Fisher, Walter Kobb, Felix Tuckerrnan, of ltbode Island; Dr. Roland Whitridge, Richard L. Randall, Alfred M. Hunter, H. B. Hodges, Humphrey Nichols, Frank B. Smith. Charles Keyes. Henry Bergen, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Silver, Thomas New-hall, H. K. Cooke, Howard Harvey, Miss Josephine Poe. Miss Nina Poe, Miss Bessie O'Donovan, Miss Maude Thompson, Miss Molineaux, Miss Lily Blackwell, Miss Virginia Atkinson, Miss Fannie Wilcox Brown, Miss Champe Robinson, Miss Fannie Winchester Brown, Miss Nellie Dobbin, Miss Mary Colston, Miss Valerie Slingluff. Miss Vera Jenness, New York; Miss Madeline Barker, Mrs. Nordain Duer, Miss Sara Parker. Miss Lizzie James, Miss Rebecca Morison, Miss Sidney Morison, Miss Brogden, Miss Mollie George, Miss Mildred Perine, Miss Mamie Stokes, Miss Fannie Lemon, Miss Cora Rodgers, Miss Emily Latrobe, Miss Ethel Woods, Miss Mary Butler, Miss Butler, Washington; Miss Jane Butler. F. B. Sullivan. Charles Minnigerode, William Butler. Howard Greenley, Miss Mary Albert, Miss Fannie Albert, John C. B. Pendleton, Miss Margaret Wood. Mis3 Letitia Lowndes, Miss Lilly Turubull, Miss Mary Adelaide Jenkins, Miss Anna Coates. Austin Lowe Jenkins, M. Spalding Lowe Jenkins, Randolph Bartou, DeCourcv Wright, Lloyd L. Jackson, Arthur Ssl-den, Osraun Latrobe, Pere L. Wickes, Gordon Hayes, Harry Wllklns, Robert Preston, Malcolm Tyson, Ewing Harvey, Roland' Harvey, Mr. and Mrs. W. Julian do Bullet, Henry P. C. Wilson. Miss Adele Comer, Miss Lizzie Hopkins, Miss Rirtgely, Miss Anne Jackson, Miss Tinie Keyes, Miss Virginia Atkinson, Mrs. Nelson Strother. Mrs. Wm. A. Boykin, Mrs. Lloyd L. Jackson, Mrs. Stuart Latrob Miss Nellie Harrison, Miss Stevenson, of New York; Miss Helen Harvey; Miss Baldwin, Miss Mary Viekery. Pembroke Thorn. Charles Conrad. Thomas Ilrown, Oeorge S. Brown, Robert Elder, W. Irvine Keyser, Dr. Cary Gamble. Austin Mc-Lanuhan, Miss Agnes Cradock, Miss Viera Rensh iw, Harry O'Donovan. William Wil-sou, Harry Poor, Carroll Baldwin, Grey Lef Wurdlow Miles, Moneuro Robinson, Lieut. Brooke Payne. United States Array; Frank Trotter, of Philadelphia; Wiliiam Wood, ChariuWinder, T. D. Leonard. A number ot thoso who attended the german enjoyed a supper afterward as the guests of Miss Margaret Wood at her home, 1221 North Chuilos street. Small tables were placed for the guests throughout the dininsr an drawing-rooms, which wero decorated with holly and lighted with candelabra. The guests included Misses Virginia Wilson, Fannie Albert, M.iry Albert, Mary Adelaide Jenkins, Ella Reeves, Rebecca Morrison, Madeline Barker, Letitia Lowndes, Anna Coatea. Lily Turubull, S.idio Toe, Mesr3. Austin Lowo Jenkins. Harry C. Wilkins, Highland Burns, Gordon Hayes. Peyton Clarke, M. Spalding Lowe Jenkins. Lawrence Clurke, Robert Henry, Malcolm Tyson, Ben-jainiu Grlswold, DeCourct-y Wright. Randolph Bar on, Lloyd L. Jackson, Dr. Berry Iglehart. Harry Smith, Robert Preston, IV re L. Wickes, Umun Latrobe, Thomas Hillings, Joseph Walker, Wm.Wood. Arthur Selden. Richard Randall, and Frank Trotter, of Philadelphia. RECEPTIONS AND TEAS. Also Card Parties and Suppers for Young and Older Folks. Misses Lily, (Jr. ice and Bessie Munnikbuy-ren gave a schoolgir e' tea yesterday at the honie of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Munnikhuysen, 1018 North Charles street. Tho rooms on tho first floor or the house, which are well arranged lor such a purpose, wi re thrown open to tlio young guests. They wero decorated with holiday greens and American Beauty roses and were lighted with red-shaded candles. An orchestra played during the hours of tho tea. Iro 4 to 6 o'clock, and later for dancing. Assisting to raoelve wtre: sses Charlotte and Virginia Latrobe, Katherine McSherry, liattle and Bessie Brown, Marian Hanson, May Godby, Mary Esther Gill and MUs Hoffman. Miss Nannie Broseo gave a ten for girls at tho homo of her mother, Mrs. A. A. Brosee, 1121 North Calvert street. Pink decorations graced tho rooms where tea was served, and later the receiving party had supper. Receiving with Miss Hresce were Misses Roslna Bighum. Anita Gill, Rosalind Bruce, Cath-nrino Iiruee, Elizabeth Cromwell, Carrie Webb, Mary Webb, Elizabeth Webb, Bessie Crawford uud Houora Dickson. Seven-hand euchre was played after the supocr. The following young men were invited: William Carr, Louis Biesee, Ral. Farr, Howell Parr, Skiowith Bruce, Marshall West, Chauning Lilly und Herbert Cromwell. A party of young people merrily ushered in the new year at tho home of Miss Marie Buchanan, 9o0 North Charles street. In the receiving party were: MUses Margaret Carey, Charlotte Rlemun, Lulu Beall, Charlotte Lindsay, Genevieve Lord, Mary Johnson, and Miss Martin, of New York. Young men were invited t'o a supper which followed for the receiving party and was in turn followed by a dance. The young people engaged in games and merrymaking as the new year began, and tried many sluiplo modes of forecasting their fate lor the coming year. Mrs. Francis T. Miles and Miss Wardlow gave a tea tor t'belr friends yesterday ut their homo, 614 Cathedral street. From 4 to 6 o'clock the guests were rooelved by the hostesses, assisted by Mrs. E. Glenn Perine, Miss Perine, Mrs. Julian J. Chisolm, Miss Cbtsolm, Mrs. Thaddeus Clark. Miss Gibson, ra-hor. Miss Kellogg. Miss "-ma Johnstone, A.LMA.NA.C FOR BALTIMORE THIS DAT. Bun .7.27 A. M. I Sua seU 4.55 P. M. Moon rises 6.09 P. Streetlights lit Wednesday 4.50 P. M. Street lights out Thursday 6.50 A. M. High water 6.27 A. M-, 7.18 P. M. Theis calculations are expressed ia Eastern standard time. SHE PULLED HIS WHISKERS. Dispute Between Miss Teny Wels and Mr. Bernard Katorofskl. Bernard Katorofski. aged 66. and Teny Wels, aged 4S. neighbors, residing on Harrison street, were before Justice Murray yesterday on charges preferred by each other. Tbe woman charged the man with assaulting and striking her and tbe man retaliated by charging the woman with assaulting and pulling his whiskers. Katorofski's whiskers are lonir and luxurious. They are iron gray and fall far below bis waist. His appearance is tbat of a patriarch. The two quarreled about refuse being thrown on each other's property, and it was also charged that their respective dogs were guilty of trespass. It was then that they came to blows and the maiden pulled tbe patriarch's whiskers. Katorofski was fined $1 and costs and Teny Weis was released on $100 security for court. From New York to Florida. Next Monday the Southern Railway Company will put into service a new train between New York and St. Augustine, Fla. The train will be called tbe "New York and Florida short-line limited." and will run from New York to Washington over the Pennsylvania Road, from Washington to Columbia over tbe Southern Road, from Columbia to Tampa over the Florida Central and Peninsula Road, passing through Jacksonville, and from Jacksonville to St. Augustine over the Florida East Coast Railroad. Tbe train will be made up or a Pullman compartment car, Pullman observation car. Pullman drawing-room sleeper, vestl-buled coach and dining car. Rev. Douglass Hooff Accepts a Call. Rev. Douglass Hooff, of Alexandria, has accepted the call extended to bim by the trustees of the Church of the Atonement, Chester and Preston streets, Baltimore, to fill tho pulpit made vacant by the resignation of Rev. J. Courtnay Jones. Mr. Hooff is a graduate of the Virginia Theological Seminary, at Alexanlria. and formerly had a charge at Suffolk, Va. He was also pastor of St. Mary's Mission, at Detroit, but for some months has not had a charge. He returned a few months ago from a year's European trip. Mr. Hooff is expected to arrive in Baltimore Friday. Mackenzie Rice. A special dispatch from Richmond, says that Miss Mary Sherman Rice, daughter of Dr. C. D. Rice, ot that city, was married yesterday afternoon to Mr. John I'emberton Mackenzie, of Baltimore. The ceremony was pertormed at the home of the bride's parents, 412 West Mam street. The groom is a well-known newspaper man. and is a son of the late Colin Mackenzie, who represented the Confederate irovornment in Europe during the civil war. Mr. John Pemberton Mackenzie was born in Liverpool during the war. Tbe latu ex-Gov. Oden Botvie was his uncle. The newly married couple wiH make their borne in Baltimore. Marriase and Divorce. The number of marriage licenses is3ued in Baltimore each month of 13'J5. making a total of 4,537 for the year, was as follows: January 315 July 312 February 291 August 327 March 302 September 40 April 461 October 469 May 30(5 November 488 June 461 December 401 There were 424 applications for divorce during the year. Of this number 130 were granted, 32 dismissed and one case was agreed and settled, leaving 261 cases pending. The "Bine Book." The "Blue Book," or social visiting list, has recently been revised by Miss Kemington and is issued from the press- of Guggen-beimer, Weil Co. In addition to tho usual lists of those in society, with their residences, the members of the social and dancing clubs aud historical societies, the register this year contains a list of the marriages in society in 1895, a list of the prominent society people who died during tbe year and a list o'f the officers and their wives at Fort Mc Henry. Many additions are made to the 60cial register and a number of changes of addresses are noted in tbe new book. Personal. Mr. J. H. Farrow, a former State Senator from Washington county, has a handsome Christmas tree Tor the children at his residence, 1618 West Baltimore street. The tree is surrounded by a miniature Druid Hil Park. Mr. Walter Crosby, recorder on the coast survey steamer Blake, has returned to duty from a month's leave of absence. Dr. O. T. MacDonald is seriouMy ill at the Union Protestant Infirmary, with slight hope of his recovery. The Retiring State's Attorney. Mr. Charles G. Kerr, tbe retiring State's at-tornes-, who will be succeeded by Mr. Henry Duffy next Monday, will resume the general practice of bis profession after leaving the State's attorney's office. Quarters have been secured by Mr. Kerr on the fifth floor ot the Equitable Building, in which the State's attorney's office has been located for several years. Wm. F. Campbell, the retiring deputy State's attorney, will also resume the general practice of his profession. He has taken an office on the eightti floor of the Equitable Buiding. A Premium lor Gold. There was a sharp advance in the price of gold yesterday, a premium of per cent, being offered, with no takers. One banking house was offered this premium, it is understood, for S1C0.OO0 in gold, but would not -accept. Ban ttiua: bouses and trust companies are anxious to tret as much gold as possible in order to take up some of the expected government bond issue. The holders of the gold are anxious to get the bonds and are not willing to part with their irold even at tbe premium offered. Advance in the Price of Sugar. The price of sugar has advanced one-fourth of a cent pound in the wholesale market this week, and a further advance is expected. One of the causes of the advance said to be the lo-s to the Cuban crop caused by tbe destructive tactics of the insurgent forces on the island. The estimate of the crop has been reduced in the past few days from 600,000 tons 300,000 tons. Accounts of tbe market in Europe were also stronger. Fun on 'Change. The younger members of the Corn and Flour Exchange, witb the aid ol a street piano, made tbinjrs lively on tbe floor or tbe exchange yesterday. They discovered tbe street piano and its manipulator in tbe neighborhood and took them in charge. For nearly two hours the tunes, ancient and modern, were ground out. while the members of tbe exchange amused themselves by dancing; and singinir. Tlt Cltv as a Borrower. The announcement that the city would be compelled to borrow $100,001 with which to pay the semi-annual interest falling due January I brought forth offers of money largely in excess of that amount. The offers made yesterday were for money as low as 4 per cent. The collections by the tax department reduced ttie amount needed bv the city, and 50,003 was borrowed at 4 per cent, and 15,000 at 5 per cent. "A Wonderful Medinm." Mrs. Wm. Baumgarten write3 to The Scn as follows: "The Sun is certain'y a wonderful cdvertising medium. I lost a pair of gold eyeglasses, with a sold chain, on Saturday, advertised in Tbe Sun on Monday, and now I am again in possession of tbe lost articles. Many thanks to Tue Scn and the honest finder." B. and O. Mock Advances. The ready purchasing of Baltimore and Ohio stock by local buyers has caused an advance in its price and yesterday it closed 4firm in New York at 40. There were no purchases in this city. The market here reflected the ad vance of nearly four per cent, in the New York market. Tax on National Banks. The natiqnal banks are preparing to pay the semi-annual duty tax of of 1 per cent, on tbeircircuiation to the United States treasury. The tax is payable January 1 and July 1 ot each year. Tbe total'tax on the circulation is 1 per cent, per annum. Yesterday one bank of this cltv paid the tax. Consul SchlarHno. Mr. Prospero Schianino. consular agent for Italy at Baltimore, has been appointed vice-consul for Spain. He will enter upon bis duties today. SOME DEMOCRATS ON THE LIST. In Other Cases the Incumbents Will Hold Over. James Tt. Finnan for Fire Marshal and Andrew J. Crockett for Head of the Police Department States-Attorney-Elect Ensor Objected to Being Named for the Position which Was Given Him. Commissioners Blakeney, Rittenhouse and' Frederick, of Baltimoro county, made a part of their appointments to offices at their session held at Towson yesterday. Among those reappointed are several democrats. All who were not succeeded by others or not reappointed hold over. It is expected that most of these will remain in office until next spring. In making the appointments Mr. Blakeney, president of the board, insisted that the pledges given before election should be carried out, and that there should not be a clean sweep. Pressure was brought upon the board to make a "general cleaning out," but this was deemed inadvisable. The positions of fire marshal and superintendent of the county telegraph were consolidated, as were also those of keeper of the courthouse and messensrer to the commissioners. Those appointed enter upon their duties today and continue in office for one year. The followiuff are the appointments: Road Supervisors First district, A. D.3raham; second, F. W. George; third. W. E. Huffer; fourth, Marion Duncan; fifth, J. Mitchell Haile; sixth, David Kirk; seventh, William Kuhl; eighth, Uptou H. Tarbert; ninth, Joseph P. Griffin; tenth, William Eckhart; eleventh, George W. Francis; twelfth, Jacob W. Gross; thirteenth. Henry Gable. Fire Marshal and SuDerintendent of Telegraph Line James B. Finnan, reappointed. Chief Clerk and Auditor lu the County Commissioners' Office Michael F. Connor, reappointed. Transfer Clerk Frederick Evans. Counsel to Commissioners C. Koss Mace. Keeper of the Courthouse and Messenger to CommissionersGeorge E. Wright. Superintendent of Almshouse John B. Hunter, vice John W. Smith. Engineer of Almshouse-Charles H. Kenny. Phvsician of Almshouse Dr. H. Burton Stevenson, chaplains Kevs. P. Lena-ghan and A. T. Ptndall. Physician of Couuiy Jail Dr. James H. Jarrett. Watchman at Jail George Hoffman, reappointed. Police Force Marshal, Andiew J. Crockett; Edward Kerchoff. vice Andrew P. Hartner; Adelbert Goodrich, at Roland Park, vice J. S. Bull; George L. Chester, Terrence Doyle. LamDlighters Superintendent, W. A. Stauf, St. Denis and Relay; Captain. Robert Graham, vice L. A. Boyer, Catonsville; Robert A. Preston, vice E. G. Miller. Sanitary Officers Secretary to local board of health, canton, Robert T. Hardesty. Removers of garbage Canton, Philip Malcus; Highlandtown, Lewis Markell; Catonsville, Oden Williams. of Uew and Missed Property Eighth district, John Grebb; ninth district, Henry L. Bowen; eleventh, Frank Wilson; thirteenth, Robert G. Vansant. Inspector of Weights and Measures Peter Ruhl. There was some opposition to the apooiut-ment of Mr. Crockett as police marshal State's Attorney-elect Eosor said that for some reason Mr. Crockett had taken a dislike to him, and that he thought the State's attorney and tbe police force should act as one man. Mr. Ensor added that he "does not want bis arm broken before he goes Into the fight." Joseph H. Barnes also objected to Mr. Crockett and advocated the appointment of Joseph Meltcher or Wm. G. Hazard. SUBURBAN MISCELLANY. Sunday-Sohool Children. The Sunday-school of Towson Methodist Episcopal Church held its aooual holiday entertainment last niarbt under the direction of Mr. James E. Dunpbr, superintendent of tbe school, assisted by Miss Edith Reiley and others. An entertainment was also held at Poplar Methodist Protestant Church, in the eighth district. The Sunday-school children of Calvary Baptist Church, Towson, met at the home of the pastor, Rev. W. EL Robertson, Monday night, and alter spending an hour and a half in games and other amusements, were treated to cakes and confections. Important to Taxpayers. County Treasurer Yellott eives notice in the advertising columns of The Sun that he will extend the time for receiving taxes on the December payments until Saturday, January 3. Those paying within that time will save the interest, which in case of non-payment will be added after Saturday. Mr. Yellott received about $16,000 in taxes yesterday, making about S35.000 for December. This is 810.000 less than is usually paid in that month. Boads and Bridges. S. M. Billingsiey Bro. wrote to the county commissioners that a portion of the road leading from Bee Tree to tbe turnpike, formerly called Turner's crossing, in the seventh district, is in a dangerous condition. E. T. Mudge complained to the commissioners about the bad condition of Wood-holme avenue, in the third district. George Grace, keeper of the drawbridge at Back river, wrote toat he had tried without effect to stop fast driving over the draw. Heirs of the Grey Josias vV. Bowen, Ella C. Bowen, Mary E. Rogers, Joseph Rogers, Amanda Bradley, James Lu Bradley, Josias S. Bowen, Ida E. Bowen, Sarah J. Rauch, John H. Rauoh and James W. O'Hara, heirs of Eliza Jane Grey, have filed a bill of complaint asking a decree to sell a piece of land on Twelfth avenue belonging to the estate, containiuir ten acres and eleven perches. The heirs are represented by Geortre R. Willis, attorney. Refused to bettle for $10. Dr. Schofleld applied to the county commissioners for the payment of $25 for making a post-mortem examination of the bods of Ezekiel Jolly. Mr. Blakeney told tbe doctor that counsel had advised that the board could only pay $10 under the law for such service. Dr. Schofield withdrew the bill and refused to take the 10. Orphans' Court. Letters have been granted by the Orphans' Court to Cecilia V. Ensor and Arthur C. Crommer on the estate of Aquila C. Ensor; to John W. Hitshue and Thomas L. Hitshue on the estate of John -W. Hitshue. and to Samuel J. Ady on the estate of Isabel Ady. By the will of Aquila C. Ensor all his property isjfiven to bis wife, Cecilia V. Ensor. Marriage Licenses. Licenses have been issued at Towson for the marriage of Frank Julius Meyer and Miss Mary Edna Fox, both of Lansdowne, and August Nebel and Miss Louisa Dietz, both of Catonsville. Application in Insolvency. Edward G. Nelson Has applied for the benefit of tbe insolvent law. His liabilities re given as $1,259 and his assets are about $500. James J. Lindsay is preliminary trustee. Sale of a Farm. Bennett T. Hoshall, auctioneer, sold for John I. Yellott. assignee of mortgaue, a farm of 106 acres in the sixth district to Henry C. Wiihelm for $800. OBITUARY. John McDowell Goldsborough. Mr. John McDowell GoldsborouKb, civil engineer, died yesterday ot pneumonia at the residence of bis brother. Mr. George P. Goldsborousrb, 505 Cathedral street. Mr. Goldsborough was sick nine days. Ho had come from his home in Talbot county in tbe fall to spend the winter with bis mother and brother. Mr. Goldsborough was born in Talbot county, at Myrtle Grove, in 1813; was a son of the late Hon. Robert H. Goldsborouah. United States Senator, and was engineer of the building or tbe Baltimore aud Susquehanna Railroad, now part of the Northern Central line. During the civil war he had charge of the Manassas Gap Railroad. He was not married. His body will be taken to Talbot county for burial tomorrow, and interment will be in the old family ground at Asuby. The Rev. W. Y. Bevan, rector of Ail Saints' Protestant Episcopal Church, will officiate. Mrs. Eliza Chatard. Mrs. Eliza Chatard, wife of Capt. Frederick Chatard, formerly of Baltimore, died December 27 at her home, in Sr. Louis. She was tho daughter of tbe late Michael R. McXally, of Baltimore, and was born in England. Mrs. Chatard was eighty years old and died of paralysis. Her husband is living in St. Louis. He was formerly in the United States Navy, but when the civil war brok6 out he entered the service of the Confederacy. He is a brother of the late Dr. Ferdinand Chatard, of Baltimore. Mrs. Chatard leaves six children. The Western Maryland Railroad Company yesterday paid interest to the city, amounting to 41,370 on bonds and $15,603 16 on securities held by the finance commission. SKEI0 THE OLD TEAK OUT. The City Was Full of Persons WhoWere Awake at Midnight. Watch-Night Service In the Chnrehei nnt Numerous Entertainment! In Home and Clubs rrocennlon of the Hoar's lleal Mayor Hooper the Guest of Ladle of the Arnndell. Old lf)r was given a rousing "send off" last alisbt. It departed to the clamor of bells of nil and kinds, from iar Lord Baltimore up in tbedomoof the City Hall to bells designed to be worn by the meek and lowly cow; to the tooting: of horns, tho shrill screech of whistles, tho flrlntr of nuns and the shouts of thousands of people, old. young and middle-aged, who had remained awake to see tho old yeur die. All over town watch-night services were hold In tho churches, tho congregations spending tho closing hours of tho year lu listening to addresses and in singing, praying and relatiug religious experiences. As the bolls announced the closing of the year niost or tho meetings wound up with tho singing of such old hymns as "Blest no tho Tie that Hinds" and "God Bo with 'Till We Meet Many Sunday-schools also seleoted tho night us a fUtlug ono or-tbolr annual entertainments. In hundreds of homes the young people 1 held parties, at which they danced, played games, told stories and had merry times generally In tho last two or tbreo hours of tho old year and tho first two or three of the new. The Mayor at the Arundell Club. Mayor Hooper saw the new year welcomed at the rooms of the Arundell Club. West Madison street, where with Mrs. Hooper he attendod a reception. The ladles who comprise the club were each. privileged to take a gentleman to tho reception. Mayor Hooper was especially invited, as were also Governor-elect and Mrs. Lowndes, but they were unable to bo present. The guests were welcomed by the officers of the club, Mbs Elizabeth T. King, Mh-s Edith Iuer and Mrs. William Reed. Tho rooms were made pretty with holduy decorations of re 1 and green. A mandolin orchestra played during the reception hours from 9 o'clock until midnight. Mis Lillian ''handler, the violinist, who Is C' lict i t-nnistor of tuo Boston Female Symphony Orchestra, pluj selections. Phe is tnukliig her homo In Haiti more this winter. Miss Orr accompanied Miss Chuud-ler on tho piano. When tho midnight hour sounded tho members and their guest lifted up their voices in tho singing or "Auld Lang. The testivitloi concluded with tho daueing of a reel. 1'roresHion of the Hoar's Head. At tho Catholic Club thero was a subscription biuKiuet, which was followed by a procession through the rooms of tho club, a mammoth boar's heud being carried aloft at the heud of the procession. When the main hall was reached a glee club, under tho direction of Mr. Y. X. Hale, sang a number of selections. At tho itrsc stroke of midnight nil tho members present joined in singing "Auld Lang Syne." Mr. J. Austin Kink acted ns toastraaster at the banijuet which preceded the procession. Informal speeches were made by Dr. James F. McSbane. Thomas W. Jenkins, William J. O'Hrion. O. A. Klrkland. Hobert Lrlgss, Hugh A. Nomina and T. Foley Hiskev. Among tho subscribers to tho banquet were Messrs. James 11. Wheeler. Thomas W. Jenkins, George (1. Muth, J. J. Walsh, Geo. M. make, C. IS. Sutton. James E. Fnrrall, Joseph r. Clark, J. S. J. Healoy. C. E. Harris, William 11. Clemson, Georgo A. KolD, P. J. derating. 'Minimis 8. Fink, I'blllo Singleton. K. C. Norman. James I. Moulton. Robert W. Iteacn, Dr. (l.V. Mllhollund. J. O'Neill. Thos. Wood, John J. Huffy, J. Short N'eale, Thomas J. Walsh. Mateo L. Perez, Kearney, David Wool ford, James M. Hyson, M. A. McCormlok, IS. It. Schacfer, Arthur J. Mc-Mahon. John P. Wlenard, Frank Walsh. E. J. Cu luhan, Charles Lcmkuhl and William Kramer. Danco of the AVnvcrly Club. Tho Wnverly Club gave a danco at its club-bouse, i Gilmor nvenue, Wuvcrly, which was chaperoned by Mrs. J. II. Hart. Mm. J. Wilson Drown und Mrs. A. H. Jackson. The committee in charge consisted of MessrsC.Thoruu J. Lycett. Edward Uocckner, John Spring, J. Jillard Hyde, W. H. Holmes, J. Clarence Rowerman uud s. 'i'arr. Among those rresent were Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Hart, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Jackson, Miss l'lnra Stafford, of New York; Miss Nina Fallon, of Philadelphia; MHs IJeardslev, of New York; Mlssis Maud Elsroud, L. Z. llulinc. Mary Head. Georgia I.awsoti, Mary lloulack. Uuth Stubbs, May Emory, Marv Emory, Eva Lloyd, Helen Hamsar, (Irueo Itili Mlillkun, Lllllf Hyde. Helen Minna Muiler, Joslo I.illie, Messrs. Clayton Lawson.Wm. J. Barrett. Albert llar-relt, Hiirrv Fred. Jackson. Churls Lloyd, Charles Moore, Frank Edwards, Alfred Horn, 1 rank llourne, C. J. lionsou, John Soring, Clinton Bateman. J. Wil-on Itrown, Wm. L. Ilrown. Harry Wright. Uobert I). Stubhs. Wm. it. Bond. Ham J. J. Hyde, Kobt-rt Millikeu, Arthur J. Jackson and others. "flUeinlil at Atliintie City." "noheiuin at Atlantic City" represented at Shim-'k's llohemlan Hall. North llroadwny, here tho Bohemian Turners' Association celebrated tlio birth or 18SH5. Tho hall was fitted up with large pictures of the Atlantic, with thousands of summer bath; rs, and with lectures of the many fakir' stands seen in a stroll ulong tho board walk. The centre of the hall was reserved for dancing. At midnight th" memtiers or the association marched around tho hall currying banners, leu ring signs or welcome to lS'JU and fare-weds to tho passing jeur. Afterward they liavo an exhibition of athletic games. Merriment tit the I.rnnx. Tho members of iho Lennox Club, 812 West North avenue, devoted tho early part of the evening to addresses in eulogy of past achievements of thocmb and predictions of Ut future growth and influence, both politically and socially. Mr. Joseph A. King, purveyor to the club, was given a gold-headed umbrella and a gold-headed cano by tho club members; Mr. A. II. Slbney, treasurer, was presented a gold watch, and Mr. J. if. Morgan Payne, secretary, was given a clock and candelabra. Aftur the presentation of the gifts supper was served and toasts were drunk to tho success of the club and its president, Mr. E. Yewoll. The reception committee was composed of William H. dough. James T. Mider, James H. Watts and William J. Mitvro. Foyer Club. The Foyer Club gave Its annual dinner at its rooms, corner of Howard and Franklin Streets. At tho stroke of midnight the members of the club gathered around the tables. Toasts were drunk, nonus were sung and anecdotes were told until nearly daylight. The guests or honor were Messrs. EJw. Marble and Samuel K. Chester, former directors of the club. Supper to Employes. The malo employes of tho HolUmun Manufacturing Company were entertained nt upper last uiirbt at AUler's re.taurun,t by Iho company, according to it annual custom. Mr. M. Jio.t.ui.iu presided. Several uddresscs were mudo. Several I'rvsenlatlons. Mr. Scctt, wife or Mr. Wildatn H. Pcott, was presented uu onyx VHse uud pedestal by the employes of Mr. Scott. Mr. Patrick made the presentation address, to which Scott responded. Office employes of the International Fraternal Alliance gavo General-Manager Chus. II. L'uvcizigt diamoud, stud. Dr. Pinkney Davli made tho presentation speech. Mr. E. M. Castlne was given a silver fruit dish and silver smoking set by friends. The Cardlnul'H Reception. Cardinal Gibbous will hold his annual new-year reception today, from 11 o'clock lu tho morning until 1 o'clock in the uftcrnooti. In former years the Cardinal held bis receptions uu tho first Suudny lu January, but this would not be possible this year because the oeretuouleN Incident to the elevation of Archbishop butolil to the cardlnalate will take place next Sunday at tho Cii'hedral. Itr. anil Airs. Campbell. Rev. Dr. and Mrs. John P. Campbell will give a reception to the members of Faith Pre-bi terluu Church, of which Dr. Campbell In pastor, und to their friends generally, at their residence, 1728 North Liroudwuy, from four o'clock tn tho afternoon until tea o'clock at night. CLIFTOJf PARK IS SUGGESTED. Design Intended to Symbolize the Poet's Liifeworlc. It Was Made by Prof. E. Herter, of Berlin, and Its Principal Figure Is a Statue of the Water Siren Loreley The Total Coat Is Estimated at $30,000, Nearly All of Which Has Been Raised. The municipal art commission met yesterday to consider the proposition to erect a monument in Baltimore to the poet Hein-rich Heine. The proposition, as previously stated in The Sun, comes from German-Americans, who propose to erect the monument without cost to. the city, it was at first intended to erect it in New York, but difficulty was encountered with the park commission of that city. Then It was decided to bAve it erected in Baltimore, and Dr. Frank Cortan and others organized a movement with that object. It is understood that tho municipalities of Brooklyn, Boston and Philadelphia have expressed a desire for the monument, and the claims of Baltimore will be cousidered with the claims of other cities. Tho monument will cost, with its base, $33,000. Nearly ail of this sum has been raised, and Dr. Cortan says a slight effort on the part of the Germans of Baltimore will secure the balance. The art commission adopted a resolution to the effect that the monument will be an ornament to the city, aud a committee consisting of Mayor Hooper, Mr. David L. Bart-lett and Mr. J. B. Noel Wyatt was aDDointed to select a site for it and report within thirty days. The Mayor suggested that if the Baltimore Exposition is to be held at Clifton Park in 1897 a suitable site might be found there for the monument. The monument will be in the shape of a fountain, designed and exeouted by Prof. E. Herter. of Berlin, one of the best known of living German sculptors. His idea has been to express symbolically the characteristic qualities of Heine's genius and poetry. The principal future of the design is a statue of the water siren, "Loreley," who is the subject of one of Heine's most celebrated short poems. She is seated in a position of easy gracefulness upon a throne of rocks. The statue is eiirht feet high and, with the cylindrical pedestal upon which it stands, makes a total height of the fountain of twenty-one feet. A profile of the poet is upon one of the bas-reliefs of the pedestal. To the light is a relief representing the introductory poem in the poet's "Book of Songs." It shows the figure of a sphinx, holding a nude youth in the deadly embrace or its lion paws. Another relief on the rizht of the profile represents "Jester," his head covered with a fool's cap. He holds a sharp pen as his spear in making an attack upon the dragon ofeignor-ance and superstition. At the lowest base of the fountain are three naiads in half sitting postures. These symbolize the main tendencies or Heine's poetry. One of them represents his amatory lyric verses. At her left is a mandolin, and at her right are two cooing doves. Her head is turned upward to the poet's likeness as she offers him a bunch of roses. Satire Is represented by another of these nalad, whose mocking smile and saucy eyes express the merciless wit and irony for which the poet was noted. The third is sweet and tender sadness, with drooping head and melancholy features. Sculptor Herter hns won a great number of medals, prizes and diplomas. including one awarded at the Columbian Exposition, where he exhibited three figures "A Rare Fish," in bronze; "In the Depths of the Sea," in plaster, and "Moses." ia wood. Amonur his celebrated works are "The Dyinir Achilles" and "Alexander the Grea" both In the National Gallery as Berlin; his statues on the Long Bridge at Potsdam, a colossal statue at the Berlin Technical High School and his famous model of the silver weddine-gift presented to Crown Prince Frederick by the Artists' Association of Berlin. Heinrich Heine was of Hebrew parentage and was born at Dusseldorf in 1799. He took up literature as a career at an early aee. and first attraoted attention in 1826 by writing a long series of caustic, audacious, sprightly, brilliant comments upon the weaknesses of German social, political and literary life at that time, called "Die Roisebilder." In 1831 he took such an active part in the German revolutions and popular uprisings that he was compelled to remove to Paris, where he lived until bis death in 1856. He wrote many other books, but his fame chiefly rests upon the "Reisebilder" and his "Book of Songs." CANTATA OF CHRIS ToPHORUS. Sang at the Anniversary Celebration of the LiederKranz. The fifty-ninth anniversary of the Baltimore Liederkranz was celebrated last night at the Germania Majnnercbor Hall. This society, which was the first of its kind in Baltimore and one of the first in the United States, owes its existence to the musical enterprise of a few or tho earliest members of the German colony in Baltimore. In 1832, when German immigration to America on a large scale began, Baltimore was the chief port or entry both for those who expected to remain In tho East and also for the Western FCttlers. This city, therefore, soon gained un importance among which the influence of the foreign element served to increase. This influence was not confined to mercantile affairs. The foundation ot the Ltederkrauz by a few of the "Zwciundreisziger" gave it a musical prestige which was for some years second to none of the German choral societies in this country. Intimately associated with the history of the society is the Rev. Heury Scheib, the venerable pastor of on Church, on Gay street. The chorm was indeed partly the outgrowth of the Zion Church choir. The principal number on the programme of the celebration was the cantata "Christo-phorus," by Herr Rhelnberger, professor of music at the Royal Academy of Munich. This work.whicu was produced by the Liederkranz about twelve years ago, soon after its publication, has been but seldom performed in this country. The text is arranged from a poem of a mythical religious character by F. Hoffman and abounds in strong dramatic situations, which the composer has used to great advantage. The composition Is scored for full orchestra, mixed chorus and a quartette of solo voices. The music is scholarly, but is strong rather on the side of conterpoint than on both sides of melody. The strongest part of the composition is probably contained in tbe seoond part of the overture, which consists of a grand and massive fugue. "Christophorus" was given with the full strength of the chorus about one hundred voices, under the direction of Mr. Franz Mittler, the director or the society. The soloists were Mrs. Hlchard Ortman, soprano; Mrs. Dora 8cbaetrer, contralto; Mr. John Klinger, tenor, and Mr. Stephen Stein-mueller. baritone The other numbers on the programme were the Overture to "Ruy Bias," by Mendelssohn, and a male chorus, "On the Mississippi," by Alves. Mrs. Ortman and Mrs. Schaeifer also aang two ooets. TURN VEIiEIN VORWARTS. Dedication of the New Clubhouse Address by Mayor Ilooper. The Turnvereln Vor warts last night formally dedicated the new clubhouse and gymnasium at 734 West Lexington street. The exercises, which consisted of speech-makinir, vocal and instrumental music and dancinir, were held in the large gymnasium. The stage at the north end ot tbe room was decorated with everirreen, and the American and German flags stood in the background side by side. The address or the evening was made by Mr. George W. Spier, president of the Columbian Vorwartb, of Washington, D. who is au honorary member of the Turnverein Vor-warts. Mr. eloquently outlined the work of the Vorwarts. saying that its purpose was not to train athletes, but to encour-age athlctica among men and women to that extent which insures a healthy body capable of carrying out the mandates of a healthy mind. Mayor Hooper was an interested guest of tbe Turnvereln Vorwarts, having been es-cortod to tbe hall by City Councilman Louis Hoffmann, chairman of tbe general committee in charge. In his address the Mayor said; I witnessed an exhibition of your organization at tbe Academy of Music about a year ago and was deeply impressed with your aims and purposes, as I then learned them. I am glad that such organizations exist. They tend to develoD a rounded man or woman, sound tn mind and healthy in body. Here, I am ycu leach gracefulness, without boldness, und 1 can well believe it from what I have seen tonight I wish you could transfer your headquarters to tbe City II all, and develop ia my body strength Courtesies Between the Men Who Wore the Gray and Those Who Wore the Blue in '61-'o5. A pension recently secured from the United States government by Capt. William D. Burchinal, formerly State Senator from Kent county, has an interesting little story connected with it, illustrating tho kindly feeling which generally prevails between the Marylanders who fought on opposite sides during the civil war. Captain Burcbinal's application was made some months ago and it was that it had suffered the fate of mauy other such Gen. Bradley T. Johnson learned this state ot affairs and, by usincr his personal influence, with a number of officials In the pension bureau at Washington, succeeded in having the application favorably acted upon in time to make it a welcome Christmas present to Captain Burchinal. The General's action was argely influenced by a desire to show that the Confederates of Maryland appreciated the chivalry with which Captain Burchinal championed and succeeded in passing durlnir his term in the Senate a measure establishing the Confederate Home at Pikesville. Captain Burchinal served with gallantry durinar the war as a captain of the Sixth United States Maryland Volunteers. A HOME ON TV HE ELS. How the Henry Irving Company Travels From Clty4t City The scenery which will be used by Henry Irving in his repertory next week has already begun to arrive in Baltimore, and the storehouse of the Academy of Musio is rapidly Ailing up. By the time Irving becins on Monday night it will be crowded. To haul all of it on one train would make it almost imposible to handle, so that Mr. John E. Warner, who represents Abbey, Schoeffel Grau. has arranged a plan whereby all the scenery and appointments of any particular play in the repertory is shipped immediately after its last performance in any one city to the next city. This relieves the work upon the stasre hands of both places. The Irvine Company travels in a special train, consisting or three Pullman parlor and sleeping cars, a car with all sorts of good things to eat and drink, and seven bae-trasre cars. The company comprises more than one hundred men and women. Many of them are married couples. In fact, it is stated that not more than half a dozen feminine members of the company are without their husbands, and these have fathers or brothers with them. This makes the company one big family, and with every comfort provided for them on the train they do their best to have an approach to a borne while skimming throuzb the country at fifty miles an hour. Books, papers and all sorts of things for pastime are at hand, and tbe jump from city to city is usually a jolly trip. In each city the company is transferred from tho cars to some large hotel. The present tour through the South, the first which Irving has made in several years, will ooutlnue from Baltimore through Washington to New Orleans, stopping at many other places, and thence through the Southwest and back again northward. a fado'f" fashion. Organizing Skating Clubs Here and la Some Other Cities. Tbe skating fad is taklnar. hold on society and promises to be as popular as bicycling has become among tbe swell set. The establishment of Ice riuks in various cities makes it necessary for the followers of fashion to include skating among their other accomplishments, that tbey may not feel out of place when visiting and invited to join a skating party. The members of society here Include many expert and graceful skaters weo have learned and practiced at the North avenue rink. To make more of asocial feature of tbe sport the managers propose to discontinue the morning sessions at the rink and hold the surface exclusively for private clubs at that time. A tearoom is being fitted up at one end of the rink, where visitors invited by the club members may sit in a glass-inclosed space, heated and furnished for their comfort. Here refreshments will be served the on-lookers and tho skaters when resting from their gliding over the frozen surface. Different clubs may enj, prase the rink for Feparate days and enjoy uninterruptedly all the pleasures of the ice rink. With the skating fad has come a desire for appropriate ice costumes. In Paris the rink has been the inspiration for many fetching costumes, which comprise a rich combination of elegant material and bright color. The skirts are short for safety, full for a long, graceful motion, and light in weight for general health and comfort. A beautiful Parisiau costume is of sapphire velvet, lined with delicate pink silk and trimmed with sable. Another is of pale blue cloth, combined with white satin, embroidered with silver and worn with collar, cuffs and muff of silver-fox fur. Simpler frowns of cloth are for those with more severe tastes. Dark brown, olive green, deep blue broadcloth, braided hussar fashion and finished with countless small buttons will costume the tailor-made girl. With such a costume may be worn a bunch of violets or a sinirle American Beauty rose. Short oapes of velvet, fur, lace and flowers are the only wraps needed for indoor seating. At th North avenue rink tbe natural ice area Is 14,000 square feet. COMPLIMENT TO FIREMEN. Their Work at Armstrong, Cator Store Appreciated. Messrs, Armstrong, Cator Co. yesterday sent the following letter to tbe fire board, in-closirfg a check for $100: "Allow us to thank Mr. Ledden, chief, Mr. Couway, fifth distriot chief, and the entire fire department for heir prompt, careful and efficient protection to our warehouse and contents from fire on Friday morning, December 27. "With two lines of hose to the fifth floor of our warehouse no water damage oocurred, and their effective and prompt application of water to the points where the flames violently attacked our warehouse prevented a large loss of property to us, our neighbors and the insurance companies. We take much pleasure in writing this letter, as we were present during the continuance of the fire. "As we had no opportunity of furnishing luncheon during the lire, please find inclosed a check for C100, which you will please place where it will do the most (rood, which possibly may be to the credit of the firemen's relief fund." The firo commissioners replied, thanking the firm for tbe letter and gift, and stating that the money will be turned over to the relief fund as suggested. In 1895 the department reponded to 618 box alarms and 196 other alarms. Tbe loss by fire for the first eight months of the year amounted to $351,000. It estimated that tbe total for the year was 600.000. The total damage by fire in 1891 was 3542,003. ARRIVALS AT THE HOTELS. Some of the Out-of-lown People Who Were ia Ualtimore Yesterday. Among tbe arrivals at tbe hotels yesterday were the ollowiug: Stafford Paul Zuber. New York; W. C. Burrell, Albany; Miss Painter, Mt. Vernon Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Bonn, Boston; Mrs. A. Bell, Washington. Reonert Thomas C. Poote, Cumberland. C. M. McCurdy, Gettysburg, Dwigbt Anderson, Washington, D. C. Eutaw H. A. Heoderson, West Virginia; M. Y. Montague. New York; H. D. Smith, Al-toouu. Pa. Guy's C. W. Rodgers. Martinsburg, W. J. W. Watson, New York; O. T. Donaldson, Haarerstown. T. H. Rogers, Richmond, Va. Ganzborn's Louis Dettmau, Philadelphia; W. G. Tuck, Annapolis, Md. Badly Bart by a Fall. Mrs. James T. McGuisrau. 131o Division street, caught her foot in a car track yesterday at the corner or Fremont and Edmond-son avenues while trying get out of the way of a cir and fell. Her head struck the iron gratinsr, tearimr ber scalp. She was taken to the residence of Mr. P. J. Barlow near by and attended by Drs. Amanda T. Norris and H. F. Hill. She was afierward removed to the home of her son-in-law, Mr. James R. Myers. 703 Dolphin street. Mr. Frank A. Fursl's Birthday. Mr. Frank A. Furst was titty years old Monday. After the meetine of the Assurance Permanent Loan and Savings Association that night he was invited to a room adjoining the society's room on tst Pratt street, where he was requested to consider himself the guest for the eveninsr of a large number of bis friends. A banquet bad been prepared in honor of bis binhdaj. whicb was a surprise to Mr. Furst. Fire on ATest Falls Avenue. A fire which threatened considerable da range to surrounding property was discovered by Sergeant Dempsev and Patrolman La Tib early yesterday morninf on West Falls avenue. The fire was in the frame building used as a wood-mill bv Samuels McKay at No. 512. With the aid of a stoiiII hose aud after considerable bard work tbe flames were extinguished, with but slight uainage. I-quit able Building's Application was made to the judges of the Appeal Tax (fcurt yesterday for a reduction in the assessed va'uaiiou of toe Equitable Buildinsr. The properly is assessed at SSO0.O00L Mr. J. Evans Sperry, the architect, said it could be erected at this time for S6T0.467, and the owners of tho buiiding requested an abatement of $129,000. The courc by a majority vote, declined to allow the abatement. Children Accused of Stealing-. Andrew Semanski. tweive years old; Annid Semanski, eleven years old. and Mary Meeki, fifteen years old, were eacb committed tor court by Justice Sanner yesterday on the charge of breaking a window or Morris Hamburger's store, 533 South Bond street, and stealing five pistols and a silver watch. Adams tiprcss Company. The local office of the Adams Express Company is engaged in distributing to merchants and business men a souvenir book, issued by tb s-eneral corporation, arivinsr a list of the offices which It has in the United States, Cauada and Mexico. The Klinefelter Company. The Klinefelter Company, for conducting the livery-stable business, was incorporated yesterday by Amos F. Klinefelter. John R. Klinefelter, George A. Klinefelter. Henry H. Radcliffe and John Hartung. The capital 6tock is 5,000. Receiver's W. E. Edmundson, receiver for the firm of F. L. Lawrence Son, has sold, as advertised elsewhere, the stock of groceries in the store at North avenue and Charles street to J. Frank Turner. Money for the Poor. H. and 'w. H. have each sent 5 to The Sun office for the poor. The money will be turned over to Marshal Frey. Additional Local News. Additional local news will be found on the sixth page of The Scnt. A If EW-YEAR SUGGESTION. Earlr to bed and early to rise. Mind your business, and lll no lie. Jiou't eel drunk, or deceive your mire; Pv vour debts aud advertise. Pictures and Franm of every size Made to order, or ctuerirtse. hay from a mau ot euierprise. J. W. FKIZZELL, 207 W. Lexington st. Hi V. Baltimore t. It SPECIAL EXCURSION. If you are going to the INAUiiUKATIoN AT AXNAeoi.l3.JAJJ. tt, by all means to on lue LOUIsE at A. M. 6 Bands of Music. Bound trip SO cia. V4I

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