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THE BROOKLYN DAILY EiA.rT E. NEW YORK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22 1900. SdlSCELLANEUtrS. M.Knoedler&Co. invite attention to their carefully selected collection of Paintings or' Various Schools, Water Colors, Etchings, and Engravings. 355 FIFTH AVE., COR. 34.TH ST., N. Y. Open Evenings. LOCKET FOR MR. MC NEIDX. Chief Copyist in Register's Office Remembered by Associates. Hector McNeill, chief o copyists in the Register's office, was called Into the front office this morning ostensibly on special business. When he returned to the copyists' room his desk was decorated and around it were gathered the copyists. James Truesdale, on ,heir behalf, made an address to the chief picturing his uniform kindliness and manliness and concluded by presenting him with a handsome gold locket as practical evidence of their appreciation. Mr. McNeill made an appropriate response and the ceremonies concluded with the singing of "He's a Jolly Good Fellow" by the Register's Quartet. PRIVATE DRANK MUCH LIQUOR. James O'Donnell, 20 years old, a private of the Fifth Artillery at Fort Hamilton, drank much' liquor yesterday In one of the saloons in the vicinity of the Fort and. imagined he was tht jwner of the place. He wandered out in Battery Place, where his actions attracted a policeman and James was given a ride to the Eighty - sixth street police station. This morning in the Coney Island court he was fined. The Finest fob Salads. Antoninl & db.'s celebrated Italia rialad OIL Ouce tried always used. For Bale by all ffrocer. Pawnbrokers T. Newman & Son, 1,076 Fulton st, between Classon and Franklin avs. Liberal Loans on Diamonds. Watches, Jewelry, Wealing Apparel urrl Proparty o every description. o Dn. L. J. Hoi'T, Dentist, 455 Fulton st, near Jay Beautiful artificial teeth. $0, $S, $10 a set, extracting included. Teeth extracted without pain.. Teeth tilled, il. All work su:iranteed. DIED. COLEMAN On December 21. 1S00, MARY, wife of the late John Coleman, departed this lite at her residence, 13 Pineapple st. Funeral service at the residence, 7:30 P. M - , Sunday. Interment at convenience of family. COULTER On December 20, PHOEBE A., wife of John H. Coulter. Funeral from the residence of her husband, 15S Lexington av, Brooklyn, Sunday, at 2:30. 21 - 2 COYKENDALL On Friday, December 21, 1300. SARAH O., widow of Ellis A. and daughter of William L. and Ann C. Titus, in her 62d year. Funeral services Sunday, half past 3, at Friends' Meeting House, Rutherford pluce and Fifteenth st, Manhattan. Interment Monday at Canterbury. X. Y. 22 - 2 DOUGHERTY On Thursday, December 20, 1300, NELLIE A., beloved daughter of the late Cornelius and Ann Dougherty. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from her late residence. $6 Hoyt st, on Monday, December 21, at 9:30; thence to St. Charles Borromeu's Church. 22 - 2 ELDEKT - On Wednesday, December 19, CATHERINE E., wife of John R. Eldert. Funeral from her late residence, corner of Jamaica av and Dresden st, on Sunday, December, 2:i, at 2 P. M. Relatives and friends in - ' vlted. 21 - 2 EVANS At Saratoga. N. Y., on Thursday, December 20, 1900, ELOISE FRANCES, wife Of William Evans, Jr., of Brooklyn. Funeral services will be held from the residence of Francis H. Wilson, 1,250 Pacific st, between Bedford and Nostrund avs, Brooklyn, on Sunday afternoon, at 3 o - clock. Interment in Green - vcod Monday. 21 - 3 FIELDS On Friday. December 21, EMMA L., wife of Francis Fields, and eldest daughter of Isaac and Cornelia De GrofC, in her 21st year. Funeral from her late residence, 2CS Seventeeenth si. on Sunday, 22d insi., at 2 P. M. HAUS3MANN On Sunday, December 16, 1900, MARIE L.. the beloved wife of Charles Huuss - mann. Funeral services at her late residence, 2T1 De - graw st. Sunday, the 23d. at 2:30 P. M. 21 - 2 HENNESSY Suddenly on Friday, December 21. 1900. CHARLES F. HENNESSY, ased 3S years. Notice of funeral hereafter. KIRSCHBAU.M On Friday. December 21, at his residence. 2S1 Fifty - fourth st, Brooklyn. LOUIS X. KIRSCHBAUM. after a lingering illness. Funeral from above address - Monday, December 24, at 10 A. M. LAW On December 21, lJi'JO, REBECCA LAW, aged 111 years. Funeral from the residence of her parents. 4G0 Shepherd av, Sunday, December 23. at 3 P. M. Relatives and friends invited. SUDDEN On Thursday, December 20. 1300. ADELAIDE Ii. LUDDEN, wife of Julius E. Funeral services at her late residence. 120 West Forty - eighth st. New York, on Sunday, December 2;i. at - 1:30 P. M. MAY Suddenly, on Saturday, December 22, 1900. ANTOXIE, beloved wls of Jacob May. Funeral services at her late residence, 909 Lafayette av, on Sunday. December 23. 1900, at 4 o'clock P. M. Interment at convenience of fumlly. 22 - 2 McFARLANE On Friday. December 21. 1900, at 861 Decatur st. Brooklyn. N. Y., ISABEL, beloved daughter of Charles. D. and the late Ena McFarlar.e, Funeral services at residence Sunday,' the 23d. 4:30 p. M. (Jamaica W. I., papers please copy.) 22 - 2 MoSHANE On Friday, December 21. at her residence, 305 Sehermerhorn si, TERESA Mc - S11ANE. Requiem mass lit St. Augustine's Church. Six.n av and Stcrlins place, on Monday morning, at 10 o'clock. 22 - 2 NESMITH On Friday. December 21. at her residence. 236 Henry st, Brooklyn. SARAH FRANCES, widow of James I. Nesmlth. Funeral services at her late residence. Monday. December 21. at 2 P. M. It Is requested that no flowers be sent. 22 - 2 PENCHOEN On Saturday, December 22, LILLIAN NA1RNE, beloved wife of John II. I'enchoen, at her residence, 53 Park st, West - lleld. N. J. Intimate friends Invited to attend services on Monday, December 24, at 11 A. M. Please orait ilowers. i f (Denver, San FranciECO and Liverpool. England, pupers please copy.) ROWLAND Quite suddenly. CATHERINE E. ROWLAND, widow of Win. H. Rowland, in her 59th year. Funeral service at her late residence, Brooklyn Hills. L. I.. Monduy evening. SINDLE On December 21, at 11:30 P. M.. at his residence, 1,340 Herkimer st, Brooklyn. GEORGE W. S1NDLE, aged 62. Funeral Monduy, December 22, at 2 P. M. SNIFFEN On December 20. EDWARD A., beloved son of William H. and Sarah C. Snlffen. Funeral services at his late residence, 291 Park av, Saturday evening, December 22, at 8 o'clock. 21 - 2 6TONE GEORGE REED STONE, son of the late Aaron arfd Sophia Stone, nged 64 years. Funeral services will bo held at his son's residence, 9f. Grand av, Brooklyn, Saturday, December 22, at 3 o'clock. Interment at Cypress Hills. (Boston pnpers please copy.) STOFFEL At Dr. Jcwett's Sanitarium, on Wednesday. December 19. 1900. MARGERETH C. STOFFEL, aped 3S yeur3 4 months 9 days. Funeral from the residence of her mother, 107 Hlmrod st, on Sunday, December 23, at 2 P. M.. to which Amulldu Lodge No. 1,201. K. and L. of H.j Mt. Olive Rebecca Lodge No. 117, I. O. O. F., and friends are respectfully invited. 20 - 3 EDWIN UAYHA. UNDERTAKER AND EMBALMER, 319 Atlantic av. Telephone 1.259 Main. POSTAL FRAUDS IN CUBA. Additional Confessions of Rath - bone's Accomplices' Said to Have Been Obtained. DISAGREE ON CURRENCY "PLAN. Disappointment Over Army Bill Delay. Advice to New York Republicans. Eagle Bureau. 608 Fourteenth Street. Washington, December 22 It was learned to - day that the friends of ex - Director of Posts of Havana Estes G. Rathbone, made an effort recently to lift the embargo on his movements which keeps him a prisoner in Havana. A strong petition was presented to the authorities here, urging the admln - tration to instruct General Wood to permit Mr. Rathbone to return to the United States with the understanding that he should be in readiness to go back to Cuba at any time and stand trial. The matter was left with General Wood to decide, and he refused to permit Rathbone to leave the Island. He is still In Cuba under Indictment for misappropriation of Cuban funds and for embezzlement, and will be tried as soon as the Neeley case is disposed of. It is eaid at the Post Office Department that Rathbone is living in very handsome style at one of the most expensive hotels in Havana, despite the fact that his salary was cut otf months ago. General Wood is responsible for his appearance in court when the government gets ready to begin the prosecution, and it is owing to Wood's action that the deposed official is allowed the freedom of the city. It was also ascertained to - day that the report recently made by Special Inspector Lawshee. who was sent to Cuba to make a thorough examination of Rathbone's accounts, contains more sensational facts than have been intimated in any of the past disclosures regard ing the frauds In the Havana post office. An official of the administration who has seen the report, informed the Eagle correspondent to - day that Lawshee found that Rath - bone's management of the Havana postal funds was looser and more reckless than has appeared in any reports yet published. He also said that the Inspector obtained confessions from certain acorn lices of the deposed director of posts, which are of a most damaging character. Senator Baker introduced a resolution in the Senate the other day, calling on the Secretary of War to send this report to the Senate. Senator Foraker moved that the resolution be referred to his committee, where it is at present. Those who are familiar with the contents of the report say that they doubt whether Secretary Root will send it to the Senate, taking the ground that its publication at this time would defeat the ends of justice by notifying the friends of Rathbone of the confessions. It is not thought that Rathbone has any knowledge that the confessions were made. In the meantime, Neeley is still a prisoner In Ludlow Street Jail, New York, awaiting the decision of the United States Supreme Court in the extradition proceedings. The Post Office Department officials here have no doubt as to the outcome of this case, and say that Neeley has lost about six months on his term of Imprisonment by resisting the efforts of the authorities to have him tried in Havana. It Is likely that the court will hand down its decision shortly after the hol - . Ldays. , It. is the Intention of General Leonard Wood 'to wait until the Neeley case is disposed of in the United States before proceeding against the others Implicated in the postal frauds. That the administration is in earnest in desiring the punishment of those who are concerned in the stealings is shown by the big promotion given to Inspector Lawshee, who examined the accounts of Rathbone. He has since been made auditor for the Philippines at a salary of $6,000 a year, which Is a big jump from his former modest salary as inspector. Secretary Root, General Corbin and other Army men are keenly disappointed at the failure of Congress to Disappointment pass an Army bill beat Delay fore adjournment for . f,.., the holidays. The in - on Army Bill. action 0 the Senate will, to a certain extent, hamper the work of bringing home the volunteers from the Philippines and will also interfere with the arrangements to supplant the volunteers with regulars. As it is now, the department will barely have time to get the volunteers buck to this country by the date stipulated for their muster out, and this can only be done by hiring additional transports to help in the task. Secretary Root Is known to be somewhat disgusted at the way Congress has acted, and while before the Senate Committee he made it very plain that he strongly wished the bill to become a law before Christmas. The military authorities have adopted a new explanation for the continued activity of the Filipino Insurgents, now that time has proven the incorrectness ol the theory that the reelection of McKinley would bring hostilities to an abrupt termination. It is now contended that the natives have the idea that the volunteers must be brought home before June next, and thrt there is no intention on the part of our government to replace them with a new force. They think, according to the statements of the War Department authorities, that the islands will be abandoned to the Filipinos after June 1, and that they are keeping up their fighting strength on this theory. As soon as they are convinced that they are wrong - In this idea, the War Department officials argue, and realize that the United States intend to - hold on to the islands and will replace the volunteers with regulars, they will give up and submit peaceably to American rule. A continuation of the present warfare Is, therefore, looked for until June next. Nothing has been heard at the War Department regarding the new policy said to have been adopted by General MacArthur providing for harsher treatment of rebellious Filipinos. It is said that he purposes to consider as traitors all those who harbor natives who still oppose the authority of the United States. Nothing In the way of special instructions to this effect has been sent to MacArthur by Secretary Root, and the former has not notified the officials hero of his Intention to pursue this policy in the future. General MacArthur's general instructions, however, give to him ample authority to employ this method of warfare should he deem It necessary, so It would not be necessary for him to consult with Secretary Root about the proposed change of programme. There is considerable discord among the members of the House committee on coinage, weights and measures, particular - Republicans ly among the Repub - TVonrPP llnatis on that com - B , mlttee. The difference on Currency Plan, of opinion Is on the ' question of whether or not the present Con gress snail enact acioitlonal currency legislation for the purple of establishing more firmly tl - o gold standard. The chairman of this committee, Mr. Brosius, is opposed to such a proceeding, while there is a strong element in the committee, headed by Representatives Hill and Fowler, that believes that the recently enacted gold law should be strengthened by the passage of another bill, bolstering up the few weak points that stili remain in the currency system. There was some discussion in the committee on this point shortly after the present session convened, and the pressure, was so strong that the chairman was forced to appoint a special sub - committee to consider the drafting of a bill to cover the legislation desired. Mr. Brosius nppolntod himself chairman of thi3 sub - committee, and up to this time has made no effort to get to work, not even having called a meeting. A number of the Republl - ;'IiET can members of the committee, notably Mr. Hill, are displeased at the inaction and believe that no attempt will be made by Mr. Brosius to have the House pass a bill, or even to report a measure from the sub - committee. Mr. Hill has therefore decided to take the matter into his own hands, and he Is now drafting a measure which he intends to introduce in the House as soon as Congress meets after the holidays. He will then make an effort to push It independently of Chairman Brosius. The following conversation occurred yesterday between two prominent Washington attorneys who were Speculating on leaving the Capitol Supreme after listening to the Court's Decision. STlta preme Court on the Porto Rican case. Said one of the attorneys to his associate, "Which side do you think will win?" "I believe," said the other, "that the decision will be in favor of the government's contention. Did It ever occur to you that almost invariably in the past the Supreme Court has upheld the government in all important decisions of this sort? Go back to the early days of the republic and you will see that I am right. The Supreme Court is a very patriotic body, and then again, in this case, there is absolutely no precedent. The Supreme Court will practically make the law. and should it decide against the government it would Involve the administration In all sorts of complications in the Philippines." "I had not thought of that view of the case," said the other attorney, "and there is something in it." The friends of the ship subsidy bill have taken new courage. They regard the vote on the Hay - Pauncefote treaty as indicating Eanna Scheming that the Republican Pass majority ie pretty well , . , in line, despite all the tlie Subsidy Bill, bickerings and strife among the Senators. A leading Republican Senator from New England, who has been counted as against the subsidy bill, said to the Eagle correspondent to - day, when asked for a direct opinion as to the prospects of the measure. "I believe," he said, "that the bill will be amended and that in its amended form it will pass the Senate. I cannot speak for the House." Representative Grosvernor of Ohio, after a long conversation with Senator Hanna yesterday, told a friend that there would be no trouble whatever in getting the subsidy bill through the House, if It passed the Senate. This seems to be the general impression. The friends of the subsidy bill are undoubtedly relying almost entirely upon Senator Hanna. They claim that he has never yet been beaten on any important matter that he has undertaken and that the confidence that he expresses of being able to pass the. subsidy bill at this session is well founded. There is reason to believe that the junior Senator from Ohio has, during the past twenty - four hours, taken steps to secure Democratic support for the subsidy bill and that he is planning a coup d'etat in this direction. His success in getting Democratic votes was demonstrated at the time the Spanish treaty was before the Senate, for it is a well known fact that on the very day that the vote was taken Senator Hanna personally secured the support of two Democratic Senators for the treaty, and in this way made its ratification possible. The friends of the subsidy bill also state that, in case there is any trouble In the House, the administration will take an active part In the fight and will call attention to the fact that the subsidy bill has been indorsed by two Republican national conventions, as well as by a number of state conventions of the party, and that for this reason it should have the hearty support of all party men. In summing up the situation to - day, it may be said that it is believed in adminietration circles that when Congress reconvenes after the holidays it will be iound that a number of Senators have changed their views on the subsidy bill and that they stand ready to vote for it. Before leaving for New York yesterday Senator Piatt said that he proposed taking up the question of the Sound Advice for successorship of Fran - New Tork cis v - Greene as B,mo chairman of the New Republicans. York County committee soon after he reached home. Republican politicians here regard the selection of General Greene's successor as of the utmost importance and believe that great care should be taken by the New York leaders in picking the man. Said a prominent Western Republican: "It is well to bear in mind that the fight that resulted in the nomination of Benjamin Harrison and William McKinley for the presidency began about four years before the conventions at which they were first nominated. Senator Piatt knows this well and he will not let the grass grow under his feet. If New York is to have a candidate for 'President In 1904, that candidate will be agreed upon by the New York Republican leaders at an early date. In the case of Harrison and McKinley the organizations behind them were formed and in operation three years before the conventions met and big work had been accomplished for them before their names were sprung, so that when their opponents started in to fight them they had to contend against a movement well under way and backed by a powerful political machine. It will be so now. Many of us believe that New York can secure the nomination four years from now if it gets to work in time and selects a good man as Its candidate. By doing this and making , a deal with some Western state say Illinois for the vice presidency, they will be able, when the prr - r time cmes, to show a strength that v ill be hard to overcome. If Odell Is to be the man, the organization must, of course, select for chairman of the New York County Committee a man who will be favorable to bis candidacy, and if Roosevelt is to be the candidate, a man favorable to him must be elected, and the other big appointments in the gift of the organization must be made with the same object in view. For this reason 1 regard the selection' of General Greene's successor as of the utmost importance from a national as well as a state standpoint. If there s t" be a contest between the friends of Roosevelt and the friends of the organization, New York might as well abandon right now any hope of securing the presidential nomination in 1004. They will slip up as sure as fate and just as they have done in the past. The Empire State can only secure the nomination by uniting on an available man and standing by him consistently from now until the next national convention of the party. I do not think the present administration and the organization that has twice secured the nomination of William McKinley has any candidate. In awarding what little patronage he will have to bestow in the next four years, President McKinlev will, of course, try to reward those men who have made personal sacrifices for him, and he will not in any way be influenced by the personal ambitions of any man who may have the presidential bee In his bonnet. There Is every Indication that the senatorial combine THE GOOD WORK GO ON." Podunk Pantagraph - is getting ready to unite on one of their number for the presidential nomination, and, bearing this in mind, It will be interesting to watch the course of legislation at the Senate end of the Capitol during the remaining days of this session and during the Fifty - seventh Congress. Wise politicians look a great way ahead. They take nothing for granted and leave no stone unturned to accomplish their ends. The old leaders were given a bitter lesson when McKinley was nominated for the first time. They now know what organization means and how far ahead it is necessary to look." Despite the fact that Christmas shopping occupied the minds and depleted the purses of the masses, all The "Week the theaters here this at the week have done well, rrl,. which is no doubt ow - .tneaters. lng t0 the ultra excei lence of their offerings. At the New National, Mrs. Leslie Carter was the attraction, in "Zaza." Just two years ago David Belasco gave to the theatergoers of Washington a genuine sensation in the first production of this play and star. He has appropriately selected Washington, also, as the scene of the closing chapter, and has announced the withdrawal of "Zaza" after its week's engagement here. This has stimulated interest, and the lesult has been large and appreciative audiences. There Is but scant need for newspaper criticism at this late date of either Mrs. Carter or the play. Suffice it t3 say that the performance has not deteriorated in the slightest, and every member of the company acts with the same conscientous regard for effect that marked their early efforts. None of the mechanicalness of monotony is apparent to mar the enjoyment, and Mrs. Carter enacts her very exacting and difficult role with a freshness and an enthusiasm that seems Incredible when It is remembered how long, how often and how continuously she has appeared as the fiery Zaza. At the Columbia Theater, Augustin Daly's musical company, in beautiful, brilliant and bt.oyant "San Toy," delighted the lovers of light and jlngly melodies. This is by far the best of the long line of musical comedies heard here this season, and had it not been for the fact that It came so near being a San(ta) Toy, it is doubtful if the seating capacity of the Columbia would have accommodated its admirers. A stroDg company, headed by Jlm - mie Powers and further augmented by Minnie Ashley, a dainty slip of a girl who dances well; Melville Stewart, a handsome young man who sings well, and George Fortescue, who is rather ponderous In all save voice, but means well. Jlmmie Powers, as Li, was never more amusing, which is saying much, and his comedy work fell on appreciative soil. The some time favorite Tommy Atkins was splendidly rendered by Melville Stewart, and received numerous encores; in fact, it was one of the decided hits of the piece. "San Toy" is beautifully staged, and well deserves the success that has been Its portion. At the Academy of Music a thoroughly enjoyable and very creditable production of "The Three Musketeers," with a new star in the person of Harry Glazier, who enacted d'Artagnan, was the hill of the week. Mr. Glazier is a young, romantic actor, who won his spurs under the generalship of Lawrence Barrett. His performance shows evidence of careful training and will easily take rank with some better known interpretations. A good supporting company and a play splendidly mounted made Mr. Glazier's conquest easier. The offerings for Christmas week have been carefully selected. At the National, Olga Nethersole will produce her notorious "Sapho" the first half of her engagement, and Sudermann's masterpiece, "Magda," the last. At the Columbia, Herbert Kelcey and Effie Shannon are sure of a warm welcome in "My Lady Dainty," and at the Academy, "Through the Breakers" is scheduled. A. B. A. PARIS FASHIONS UP TO DATE. From the Eagle Paris Bureau, 53 Ru Cambon, through the courtesy of Abraham & Straus. Tailor nuit of blue serge, trimmed with rovs of narrow black braid, fancy buttons down each side of front. STTXYVESANT HEIGHTS PARTY. A progressive euchre party, held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Schaufele, 482 Monroe street, on Friday evening, December 21, by the young people of the Stuy - vesant Heights section. Those who were present were Clifford Brinckerhoff, Miss Fannie Ryder, William E. Phelps. Miss Esper - anza Pasqual, T. White Cutler, Miss May Co - moc, Paul Hunter, Miss Annie Somers, F. L. Oldershaw, Miss May Gardner, William A. Degan, Miss Jennie S. Sweet, Henry G. Bennett, Miss E. Almy Coflih, Clifford Schaufele, Mabel Pearce. The first prize was won by Miss Mabel Pearce and the second prize by Frederick Oldershaw. At 11:30 supper was served. r BE SURG YOU - rv. ,u ORATORICAL CONTEST. Students of the Polytechnic Institute "Work for a Prize Albert Rowden King the Winner. Last night ten young men of the academic department contended for supremacy in oration at the annual contest in the chapel in the Polytechnic Institute. They are students in the academic department and a host of friends were on hand to witness the contest. The orations were on themes chosen by the contestants, and were prepared by them also. They were interspersed with music by the Choral Club of the Polytechnic and piano solos by Miss Mary B. Harrah, which were well received. B. F. Spunk presided. The young orators contended for a prize which is to be selected later, though the judges last night made a decision as to the winner. All the young men were worthy of high praise, both for the themes they selected and their manner of expression, as well as for their style of oratory. The contest for first place was between Donald McLean Somers and Albert Rowden King. The latter won the decision, and the former honorable mention. Harry Butler Moore, who was to have spoken, was absent through illness. After the decision had been announced the boys filled the room with class and school cries. The programme was as follows: Music. "March of the Men of Harlech," harmonized by Joseph Barnby, Choral Club; "Permanency of Anglo - Saxon Supremacy." Donald McLean Somers, '02; "The Duty of American Citizens," Franklin Goldthwalte Sherrill. '02; 'Cromwell." William Ferdinand Piel, '01; "The Dawn of Liberty." Lorls Warden, "01; music, "En Courant." Godard, piano solo by Miss Mary B. Harrah; "General Grant," Lewis Holmes Tooker. '01; "The Martyr Spy of the Revolution," Albert Rowden Kins. "02: , - The Silent Battle of the Revolution," James Franklin Bendernagel, Jr., '02; music, "The Belfry Tower." J. L. Hatton. Charol Club: "The Firat Fight Between Ironclads," Lawrence Cameron Hull, jr.; '01: "The Growth of the American Republic," Charles Highland McCarty. '01: "The Brooklyn Biologist's Opportunity," Davenport Hooker. '03. The judges were: Professor George Meason Whlcher, Principal William McAndrew. Miss Kate O. Petersen, Dr. David H. Cochran. Professor Isaac Franklin Russell, the Rev. Frederick Burgess, D. D. Those of the Choral Club who took part were: Bartlette Brooke Bonnell, Walter Adolph Frese, Chitrles Vanderveer Graham. Richard Dwieht Hillls. Leroy Wetmore Hull. Otto Carl William Kappelnrann. Charles Edward Koch. Alfred Aechimann Little. Francis Stltt Martin. Walter Sands Marvin; Alexander Becht Morris, John Spotswood Roberts. Arthur Walter Seligmann, Frederick Hermann Strybing. Frederic Waller, jr.: Harold Lawson Warner. Charles Jay Werner, William Frederick Zlmmerll, Herbert Wllhelm Goepel. Stuart Chisholm Van Ollnda, Stanley Granger Horn, Louis Thompson Hunt, Randolph Williams Sexton. Daniel Wilmot Gateson. Albert Rowden King. George Henry McGuire, Bar - tholdi Sheilas. Lewis Holmes Tooker. Lorls Warden. James Edgar Van Ollnda, musical director. The ushers were: Albert Aston. Hugh Boyd, second; Otto Werner Sartorlus. Earle Truesdell Shaw. Richard Hassa - ra Boswell. Donald Argyll Campbell. William Weatherspoon Delap. Edmund Thomas Smith. NEW COMEDY AT DALY'S. "Lady Huntsworth's Experiment" is the title of a new modish London comedy that opened at Daly's Theater last night and was superbly exploited by the Daniel Frohman stock company. The new play was a last season success at the British capital, and is by R. C. Carton, known best here as the author of "Lord and Lady Algy." It is replete with brilliant dialogue, and the stage settings, giving three views of an English vicar's home, are very beautiful. The theme of the play consists of the somewhat startling scheme of a titled woman who masquerades as a cook. Hilda Spong, while somewhat domineering, and even queenly, for a ruler of the kitchen, does excellently, while the bluff, good hearted army officer of John Mason, who is "thickheaded and somewhat of a duffer," Is a complete change from the ready - witted, suave and brilliant man of the world he has portrayed in recent plays. Cecelia Loftus Is sprightly and joyous as the youthful sister of the vicar. The latter part was taken by Grant Stewart and was decidedly clever in its urbane verbosity. Jameson Lee Finney does some fine work as the ruined lord, who Is an inebriate. May Robson Is laughable as a slavey, while minor characters are admirably portrayed by this excellent stock company. The new comedy was a success, and seems in for a long and profitable run. METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE. Mme. Nordica made her bow to the public in this city for the first time this season as Elsa in "Lohengrin" at the Metropolitan Opera House last night. The wonders that this woman has accomplished by hard work ought to encourage the ambitious. She sang last night with sweetness, distinction and power. Her voice responds to every emotion and she has sufficient dramatic intelligence to make gesture and pose correspond with vocal expression. Mme. Schumann - Helnk was the Ortrud, and she repeated her previous successes in the role. The Lohengrin of Mr. DIppel was pleasing to the eye and to the ear, and Edouard de Reszke's king was dignified and rotund, as usual. Mr. Bertram was Friedrich, and he gave an animated and passionate reading of his text and music. Mr. Muhlmann's Herald was dignified and declamatory. Walter Damrosch was the conductor, and he pleased those people who like to hear the voices of the singers as well as the instruments of the orchestra. He led with discretion and judgment. HOTEL ARRIVALS. The Pierrepont Miss E. W. Bacon. Philadelphia; Miss A. B. Bacon, Boston; H. C. Hutchinson, city; R. L. Tituss, Albany; Mr. and Mrs. R. C. James, Rochester; M. Hadley, Portland me. ; C. McNeil. Buffalo; R. J. McPherson. Baltimore; C. P. Col - son. "Warren. Pa.; H. Douglass, New York. Clarendon Nollie, V. Parker; James McKelvey, Wilmington. Del.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles BroU - head. Boston; J. H. Hutton, Chicago; S. Middle - ton, Brooklyn; L. H. Glidden, New York City; W. H. Merrigan, W. Kirkland, M. M. Soloman, Brooklyn; James A. Herne, New York City; John P. Collins. Brooklyn; Edward Gorman, 'jr., Long Island; Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Curtis, New York City; J - H. Klrby. Roslyn. N. Y. ; C. E, Tolson, C. O. Reed, Brooklyn; Mr. and MrsT Curtis, Orange N. J.: Theodore Hellbron, W. F. Anderson. Thomas Forbes, city. St. Georgo E. Clifford Parker, Brooklyn; Mr and Mrs. F. A. Leach, city; A. C. Burnham, Eaton Pn.: C. L. Ford, New York; Clarence B. Caldwell' Philadelphia ; Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Winchester', MMdU - town, Conn.; Mr. ana Mrs. C. Shearman New York: A. Rauschenplat. Locust Valley L I F. R. Snyder, New York: Miss Mabol Worcester' Englowood; R. S. Corbett. New York; Mrs Mary tm - yer. Orange. N. J.: Charles H. Campbell, Philadelphia: Mr. nnd Mrs. John McCall. Pough - kuepsle: Mrs. I. L. Russell, Sheffield. Conn.; Mrs. H. 1. Meht. city; 6. H. Forest. Philadelphia; W. C. W. Atkinson. Morrlstown, Pa. ; Mr. and 'rs. J. B. Jackson. Troy. N. Y. ; F. R. Bergen, W. - h - lngton, D. C. 0. New Colonel of 23d Witnesses Review and Makes Short 'Speech to the Men. LT. - C0L BRADY TAKES REVIEW. Exercises Witnessed by 2,500 Guests. "We Will" Must Be Regimental Watchword. General Alfred Cutler Barnes last night reviewed the Twenty - third Regiment and later in the evening formally assumed command o the organization. It was a special affair, elaborate in detail and was planned by Major David K. Case as a compliment to the new colonel. A fine musical programme was given before the review. Owing to the weather the armory was not nearly filled, but the 2,500 or more persons present applauded the fine appearance presented by the regiment. Major Case was much pleased with the splendid showing made. In his address to the regiment General Barnes said he would not be satisfied until the ten companies of the regiment are filled to the maximum and two more added to make a three battalion regiment. He wants a 1,200 man regiment and asked the men to maintain the organization at that number. The Twenty - third Regiment Band opened the evening's entertainment with a concert. Professor Shannon, the regimental bandmaster, subscribed a selection entitled, "A Day in Camp with the Regiment," to Colonel Barnes and Lieutenant Colonel Brady. It ! was rendered at the close of the concert, pre - ' ceding the review and elicited annlause. Headed by the band, the regiment marched into the large drill room by companies and . then formed into battalions, Major David K. Case commanding .the first and Major William A. Stokes the second. The regiment was then placed in command of Captain Jasper Ewing Brady, the newly elected lieutenant colonel, who was sworn in yesterday. He was in command during the drill and review. He put the men through their paces and afterward said he was very much pleased tvith the performance. "That was a fine drill. From a soldier's standpoint it was very good, indeed, and no mistakes were made," said he. General Barnes made a close inspection of the men. He had on his reviewing staff, Major F. H. E. Ebstein of the Nineteenth Infantry; Major A. L. Myer, commander at Governor's Island, and First Lieutenant J. W. L. Phillips of the Eleventh Infantry, stationed at Governor's Island. After the drill and review. General Barnes formally assumed command of the regiment and put the men through the manual of arms, which they executed with much skill. After the manual, General Barnes addressed the regiment, saying: This is the first opportunity I have had to address the rank and file, who are the bone and sinew of the regiment, and thank you for the confidence you have displayed in me and for the cordiality with which you have received me as your commanding officer. Now we are partners in the same enterprise, to fortify and build up our regiment. The colonel is senior partner and he expects the juniors to do a lot of work. Three things are necessary duty, harmony and increase. In the line of duty 100 per cent, of attendance is admirable, but it is not all. A man may be at the armory every night and never become a good soldier. Clean, sharp drill, effective marksmanship, soldierly bearing and military courtesy count heavily in the true figure of merit. In the way of harmony, to use the language of General Grant, "Let us have peace." Every comrade should be also a friend. No organization can prosper in which there is strife, jealousy or ill feeling. Very important is Increase which means recruiting. We want more men many more men and we want them right away. Wrill you get them? I ask every man now present to find another man as good as he is himself and enlist him before February 1. Tour commanding officer will novpr ia cntio. fied until the ten companies are filled to tne maximum ana two more added to make a three battalion regiment. And when you get 1,200 men, never let the number slip back again. Now fix your ambition on these three stars duty, harmony, Increase and let us get to work and never falter until there is no regiment in the whole world to compare with ours. I commend to you all the splendid war cry of Company A, "We will," and I am going to borrow It for the whole regiment this evening. Let me hear your hearty response in one great chorus. "We will!" This was a special compliment to Company A, commanded by Captain Louis J. Praeger, and after giving the company cry, three ringing cheers were given for General Barnes, the new colonel of the regiment. "We will" and more cheers for General Barnes were then given by the regiment, making the armory ring with the voices of the lusty guardsmen. After the review a dap.ee was given, several hundred couple participating. An informal reception was given in the colonel's quarters on the second floor, where light refreshments were served. Among the leading National Guard officers present last night were General John B. Frothlngbam, Major William Eddy of the Forty - seventh Regiment. Adjutant Thomas R. Fleming of the Thirteenth Regiment Heavy Artillery, Captain Walter F. Barnes of the Forty - seventh Regiment, Captain William Kirby of the Thirteenth Regiment Heavy Artillery. LEICH VOTED FOR BOND ISSUE. Eas Opposed Commissioner Keating, but Assured This Time That His District Will Share the Paving. The Council yesterday passed the $2,000,000 repaving bond Issue ordinance, and it now goes to the Mayor for approval. Councilman Leich voted for it. to the surprise of some of his colleagues, who have seen his constant opposition to Highways Commissioner Keating. Mr. Leich said. In explaning his vote, that Mr. Keating had treated him with scant courtesy as to the bond issue lor the same purpose last year, and that only about $10,000 of the $700,000 allowed Brooklyn was spent in his district. Mr. Keating had promised him lately that his district should get its pro rata share of repaying, so he voted for the bond issue, which received the precise number of votes needed for passage. The money will be divided among the boroughs as follows - Manhattan ?l,O0O,(X10 Brooklyn TOO. 00') The Bronx 20O.O00 Queens , 75,000 Richmond 25,000 Total $2,000,000 The Council also passed an ordinance providing for e ghty - six additional drinking fountains, to be set up in Brooklyn by the Commissioner of Water Supply at various points. Their estimated cost is $10,500. Tho $12,000 bond Issue for a new bath in South Brooklyn, to be called the Knickerbocker, was defeated, as was also an ordinance providing for the purchase, without public bidding, of $65,000 worth of show cases and fittings for the Museum of Natural His - tSry. A letter received from Edward Baker of Blythebourne, complaining of the running of Rapid Transit trains on the West End route, past Sixteenth street, Brooklyn, was referred to the committee on railroads. Mr. Baiter said the Rapid Transit Company should be made to stop on the near side of Sixtioth street, as it was a crossing much used by regular traffic, also by fire engine companies and ambulances. Tho company recently announced Its intention to run elevated trains propelled by electricity on this route, in place of the regular trolleys. A good deal of the standing calendar was cleared up before adjournment. A JUDGMENT FOB $130,000. Denver, Colo., December 22 A judgment for $130,000 has been given in the United States Circuit Court here in favor of Orrin B. Peck of Chicago, against Winilcld S. Stratton, the Cripple Creek millionaire. Peck had contracted to erect a concentrating plant at tho Independence mine and Mr. Stratton claimed the contract was not fulfilled. Eruptions Dry, moist, scaly tetter, all forms Of C zema or salt rheum, pimples and other cutaneous eruptions proceed from humoro, either inherited or acquired through defective digestion and assimilation. To treat those eruptions with drying medicines is dangerous. The thing to do is to help the system to discharge the humors and to strengthen the digestive and assimilative functions against their return. Hood's Sarsaparilla can be confidently relied upon to do that according to thousands of voluntary testimonials. It effects radical and permanent cures. "My little boy was born with eczema. It affected him from head to foot. He suffered dreadfully. When two years old I gave him Hood's Sarsaparilla. I soon had faith in it. Two bottles cured him. Now he Is the picture of health and his hair, which he lost, is heavy and beautiful." Mrs. JOHN W. HOWLETT, Morrisville, N. Y. Hood's Sarsaparilla is positively unequaled the medicine for all humors. Hood's Pills are the best cathartic. SHOULD MCKINLEY REPUDIATE His Platform and Letter of Acceptance? Dr. Cuyler Extraordinarily Says Yes. To the Editor of the Evening Post: Sir By far the most remarkable utterance from any American citizen during the last twelvemonth is the recent powerful and loftily patriotic address of ex - President Harrison at Ann Arbor. The more it is studied the more calmly courageous and unanswerable is it in vindication of the bedrock principles of justice and constitutional liberty that underlie our republic. In clear ness of reasoning, in entire mastery of the whole question and in its resonant ring for freedom that speech recalls Abraham Lincoln. It is a bugle clarion that oneht ta arouse the nation. Now that the ghost of Bryanism is laid, we Lincoln Republicans who helped to put William McKinley in the White House for the next four years have a riht tn ha hni and a patriotic duty to perform. We take our rresiaent at his own word and solemnly protest against further "criminal aggression." You may remember that I wrote in these columns (before the election) an urgent appeal to all Anti - Imperialists to unite in saving our nation from the mischiefs and miseries of Bryanism. And I added that I was perfectly confident that "the conscience of the American people and the irresistible logic of events would yet insure justice to . the Filipinos." Every day is confirming that prediction. As "the stars in their courses fought against Sisera," so is the logic of event3 defeating the attempt to vassallze those Filipinos who have for many years been struggling for independence. Congress refuses to act and tosses the responsibility on the President. He, in turn, disclaims responsibility and sends out "Commissions" who have no legislative or executive authority! How much longer must this tragic travesty of Republicanism go forward? I trust that the petition and remonstrance now being circulated will be signed by tens of thousands who voted for McKinley, but did not vote for Imperialism. What a Christmas to end the nineteenth century! The angel's song of "peace on earth" drowned by the roar of guns and the wails otf the wounded! The foremost Christian nation of Europe butchering In South Africa fellow Christians who are repeating the heroism of Thermopylae; Christian America butchering a people to whom we were three years ago utter strangers and who never had a thought to harm us! - This, too, in defiance of the judgment of Harrison, Cleveland, Hoar, Hale, Edmunds, Carlisle and other leading statesmen whom all the world honors! In view of all these things I am ready to shout, and tens of thousands ' will re - echo It, "God bless Benjamin Harrison!" , THEODORE L. CUYLER. Brooklyn, December 20. MR. KING'S RESIGNATION To Take Effect December 31 A CouadJ of Churches to Be Called. A special meeting of the Bushwick Avenue Congregational Church was held last evening to hear the report of the committee appointed to confer with the pastor, the Rev. Charles W. King, relative to fixing a convenient date for hl3 resignation, which was recently acted upon by the church. The committee reported that Mr. King having accepted an invitation to enter another field of Christian work, desired to be released from his pastoral duties on December 31. They recommended that the pastor's request be granted, and that a council of churches be called for January 3 to dissolve the pastoral relation. This was agreed to. Mr. King then made the following statement: "I have accepted the cordial invitation of the Rev. Robert J. Kent to become associated with him in the work of the Lewis Avenue Church and the related work of the Congregational Church Extension Society and the Congregational Home Missionary Society in this great metropolitan district. This will open to me a very congenial form of Christian work, to be carried on under the official direction of one who has given to the problems of church extension and city evangelism many years of close study and whose judgment and careful planning have already contributed not a little to the expansion of our denominational life and influence. My position as one of the officers of the Church Extension Society has made me familiar with the needs of this vast field and has given me, perhaps, some special fitness to undertake this work. "I expect, with my wife and daughter, to unite with the Lewis Avenue Church at the January communion, and while I have not been formally called by the church to the position of associate pastor, my personal relations with Dr. Kent will make It possible for me to relieve him In many ways in his paa - toral duties, and I shall undoubtedly finfl some specific form of work in that large and rapidly growing church. I anticipate mtlOB oleasure from my association with Dr. Kent, for whom I have a very warm admiration and affection. My earnest prayer for you is that you may soon find an able and consecrated pastor to carry on with your united efforts this work which has been so dear to my heart and to which I have given almost eight of the best years of my life." Resolutions were then presented and unanimously adopted which put on record the high appreciation of the Bushwick Avenue Church for Mr King, of the great growth of the church under his care and the general esteem in whioh he Is held. His work, the resolution declared, had had a wide influence for cood upon the church life of the district, his sermon"! were carefully and thoughtfully prepared and blessed by the Master. An appreciative word was also said for Mr3. King. DESERVES ENCOURAGEMENT. The Brooklyn Eagle discusses in an appreciative way the efforts of Dean Alvord, formerly of Rochester, to Improve the premises, and especially the back yards, of Brookly residents. Mr. Alvord showed his faith in the ministry of beauty and In Its taming influ ence upon the ordinary vandal by planting some of the streets tn the eastern section of Rochester with shrubs and flowers. To all appearance the flowers are permitted to bloom undisturbed in the open space between the sidewalk and tho curb. The very boldness of tho planting probably had Its Influence upon the spoiler. In Brooklyn Mr. Alvord is still pursuing his work of improving the surroundings of the people. He has just offered a prize of $500 for the best ordered and moat beautiful front ana DacK yarns. Altnougn "icre may be a certain business element in this method of promoting the beautiful. It is a kind of business that deserves public en couragement. The Brooklyn Eagle accords it freely, while expressing tho hope that there will be such a general acknowledgment of the desirability of action that prizes will not hereafter be necessary. Rochester DemoCAt and Chronicle (ReflO '1 W',M1S .Vi - S.'JA' - .wjT.iC'.vU'

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