The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York on January 21, 1892 · Page 1
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THREE CENT& VOL. 52 - BROOKLYN, THURSDAY, JANUARY Bl. 1892. SIX PAGES. CARLETON CLUB The Third and Most Successful of Its Dinners. An Annual Affair at Which Leading Citizens Advocated the Use of the Trolley. Mayor Goody, iu to a Toast, Spoke of Brooklyn and Present Signs of Its Still Greater Future IT. C. Bryant and Judge Moore Were the Merry Speakers ofthe Banquet The Rev. Br. J. M. Farrar, President I). F. Lewis of the Brooklyn City Railroad, Judge Clement aud Others Also Delivered Short Addresses. The members of tho Carktou otnb ato their annual dinner last evening in the cozy club house on Sixth avenue and St. Harks place. It wan the third of such affairs that have been given by tlia club, and the general verdict wan that it was ths most enjoyable of tho three. For yoars the Carleton tvas the only club which wan located upon Prospect hill. It enjoys that exclu - siveness no louder, yet, as was shown by one spaker, it lias never before been no strong as it is to - day, either numerically or linauciaUy. Com - patition has merely nroven that the park bIodo has developed so thoroughly that thero is now room for two clubs. In one sense the dinner may be called a trolley dinner, for that topic was on everybody's lips and was the butt of innumerable jests. Daniel F. Lewis, president of the Brooklyn oily railread company, is vice president of the club. Near him sat Mayor Boody, and tbis juxtaposition struck everyone, All the speakers referred to the trolley at more or less length, including - Mayor Boody. He. however, evidently did not propose to lot anyone - cot a dance at his hand. Mr. Lewis' remarks, in fact, wera almost entirely devoted to the improvement upon which lie lias set his heart - .o strongly. Uo explained to the diners as to clubmates, friends and interested oiti'.'.eiis ho - .v he personally stood in reg.U'd to the trolley. The dinner was oaten iu the main dining room on the third floor of the ciub home. Down the room stretched three long rabioi, and across the top of the room was tho gue - t' lablo. All were white with auuwy uapory and bright with silver and cut glass and L'ay with fruit an J Mowers. Dr. P. L. tichotiok, president of the club presided with bi u.ual dignified jocundity. He wr.a full of apt remarks an 1 apropos introductions. At his right sat .Mayor and at his left William 0. Bryaut, oreaident of tins ll - inover olub. Others at thu table were too lie. J. M. Farrar, Judge Henry A. Moore, Daniel F. Lewis, Judge N. II. Clement, J. C. Cameron, F. A. Yemii, X. Osoper, W. II. Cochran, J. P. W. Oaw - thorne, Thomas H. York, Francis Coukliu, C. L. llickeron, H. D. Campbell. 8. .1. Campbell, C. A. Ryder, A. B. Atwoo 1, Health Commissioner John Griffin, Thomas Jj irrott, Thomas Walsh. John J. Co litis, P. J. Cariin, 15. J. York, J. Robe.tsin, V. A. Rflbertsin, M - D.; Jamas llardie, 0. J. Maigne, AI. M. Cauda, il. G. Barber, 11. J. Stewart, R. H. Weem;, 0. Hubbard, 1!. Sohermerhom, W. D. Divies. M. H. Finnogn, C. H. Fletclier, li. J. Simes, X. Sto'ueuborough, S. Loomis, W. A. Stuart, Henry 0. Siegmaiin, H. N. Denison, M. !.; Thomas Wil le, II. John If. Ftilcher, Morse Burtis, J. Lort'erts. jr.: Frelerifk H. Sellman, (i. li. Horton, . D. Wiidmau, P. H. Fiynn.,1. II. Doherty, Theodore Ccurow, William Wilson, John H. Francis, T. D. Auder.on, Henry T. Crosby, W. II. B. Pratt, AI. 1). ; D. rf. IJamsay. Thomas F. Pcarsail, IX M..ster, jr.; Charles G. Allen, I. AI. Ivipper, C. X. Moo !y, S. Coykondall, II. It. Appleton, C. B. Barker, W. E. Con row, E. B. Jordan, J. A. Classman, O. K. Miipuian. Bread was broken at S : I ."i o'clock and abnut two hours later tiie culfjc b.;:ig sipped. Aftor the diners had cmifortably settled Dr. P. L. Scheuek said: The time has urrivej when for the third time I can have the privilege of congratulating the members of the Carleton club uimii the ttiieoess - ini termination of tlicir annm.l dinner. I judge from the l,.i k - I ec bci'oie i:ic that everyone has c. - Joyc - d li.m. - i - lf. I tv:ttit to roncratuiate the Carleton club for tt.eir tuece - s in every oth.ii' direction tlunn - j the year. I want In congratulate it especially, . - 'inson. other things, j;;r the scores made by our bowlmg team. I ;;oiio. - o aa a toast the success asid yrosr - tiits" of Twenty - second ward. Otir mayoi', ysu J;nov, lias deeidi'd to take ui the city in his speeches by scciona. Our mtyor wilt tell you what tic tliitiks of this ward, which is his own ward aod with which hu has for to lontf been .'ictively identified. As the mayor rose he was greeted with enthusiastic cheers and it was .several minutes before his voice could be he? ;d c ay:'.i2: Gentlemen I am cad for "rc - '.tt many thitics to - nisht. I have had a very aood time, in the first place, and I am idad that I wil) not have to occupy the iloor for a very long time. I will not have to ipe.ik for law, for Judte Aloore is hero; nor for throloy, for Dr. Farrar is present; not for the events of the day, for Mr. Bryant ij here; and there is only one other subject .which seems to interest the city of Ctooklyu' just now, ami ?.?r. Lewis is here to iaik about that. LatiL'hier au - .l applause. There ifl litlie or nothing !ft, then, for me ro disuiifs, except to i - ay a few words aliont our city and our part of the city. Your president was quite rih; in saying that 1 treated IIit city too conscientiously u - hn 1 lirsl commenced. That is 'true. I paid as much attention to the eastern district as to the T - .venty - fc&cond waid. This who a great waste of material, I found, and I l.ave now decided to take the city ny by sections. That, will five mo tweDty - six tinien. Then I will take up the county toirus, which by that time may b'j parts of the City. Alter that we may annex New York and the olhvr cities, counties and to'.v about us, all of which muke additional subjects. To upeak of this ward and this particular institution, you alt know that we hav existed as a club foi twelve y,. - ars, and I have be. n ihinkinu how great are toe chmies that have occurred iu that time. Tweive ye;u - s ugu the poiuilatinii of tho city was but 500,000. Since then we have gained not less iija;i y00,00U, which is a lrer number o; people than iivc ih auyonu city m t lie country after Ualtimoie, which is the seventh city in the country. Nw, to come to improvements, es - peeiidly in ti.e "wenty - ecornl ward. Nine years uo I remeuiber the Memorial Presbyterian church was built. Thosu connected with the church had n hard time nod a hard ii lit to persuade others to remove from a little chapel near Fifth avenue. Seventh avenue wae thought to be too far away from anywhere. ' Since then churches and club - have sprunt; up. Nino years aim I built my houe on Berkeley place. That was tho only house on the south side of the street, exception Air. Ke.nyon's, which had been there for many years. There tvete at that time no hcusefl on Union Ureet and only one liou.e on Eichth avenue, General Ohriflteusen's. These improvements are only the precursors of others still larger. You know that soon the Brooklyn insliiute of arts aud sciences will be built lie n r here to be followed roou, I hope, by a free library. These east side laii'ishave been unoccupied so lone; ami these institutions may prove that thi ha been tome cood. Perhaps, not far from now they v.ill he iu the very center of the city. I do not doubt but that some of us shall live to see this city larger than Sew York is to - day, when the country shall number mre .than 100,000,000. It is well for us to think of what has pasMid and what the future may pos. - xss. It is well to hope for improvements and for adornments al.o aud to hot.e thut beside museums and libraries tho city will possess tallerie. - . and hails of art. Is it not a worthy ambition to dream that in the future the city will be the home and thu educuor of those skilled with brush and chisel and aide to make the canvas live and the marble pulsate? These are great aim - ends that demand earnest work fiom every loyal citizui of thu city Abont the life of a city there are, it cannot be denied, treat attractions and fascinations. If it i? our purpose to live a larue li:u here is our op. p'.rtun.ty. If we nish to usu our greatest energy and si.ii!. here :ue opportunity and means. In every pi oiessio;: an. caliini.' Jn the city you trill find the created einiiiencu and :h - j greatest skill. So. I nay, if we wish to net the inout out Of life we will be aide to v'et that in mi. h a i;ret city af Urs. 1 belirre, also, that success may better b achieved iu a reat city than elsewhere. No iti - vostinents are safer or muru rcn,unffiativti than the banks, ikilraad cojOiajii. - s and trust companies of this ed - . In the larger life of which I have spoken it is the duty Gl tlii cluh t take it place. A club, nowadays, i not only a place oi amuseiiieni bin n jilace for tliouaht, coiisnitation and action. L - .rI uc not iofee; our tii oo: iunitier, nor fail to hio - . tr.em ;i; we hhoiiki foi the t;ood o; Brooklyn and Brooklyn's citizens. The noxt speaker was W. (.'. iiryant, )re - ;ideh. of the Hanover ciub. He said; Mr, Chairman ami iie.itlen.fcu Iu ' little country chinch yjird in Co:uicc.4t.n:L i a itrave. 'Jhf tomb bears ilie inscription: "1 fii cte l this, hi;' no' so soon.'' Lansliter.J I Kcl like tout an : i'l?.o vei y much I'Ki: the oid dark1 - who i ! lhr.t li. - didu'l knoiv v. - hcthtr ha w,:.; i - vi r . - all. or in t, but ho knew that he had seen th tijoe tvhcii Le c(uldh't cat any more watrr lo - Ion. Yoo;. lui - - ;olal;ty lots t - ttl i.,o in !i;o 1ji,Iioio 'J he Hanover and th ('i.rleton are pretty lar apart, but c. - .eli see:.:s irht ' to si - ' the other. I i - el sonieihuiL' like the liian woo was asked to fcptak. lie as!;ed Jlill Xy" what, to say, and Xye answered, "J'd talk about a miintle." Spc - iikiuir about clubs, hin honor tiie mayor lias about aov - tred the iiroiind tiiat I mt.ant to take. Notliinc to marks '.he t - rowtb, n '.dependence and wtallh of tho ci'y as its cinhs. A prejudice Ui - cd to cxit at:iist tlum Kiueraily on tho part of our wives. It urns: b admitted that a cl'iii has Us nbu - es ami I vror.'d like to warn yon of these. I trill illustrate my wariiiiij,' by the story of the Irishman h!io used So boat his wife. The iiriest told him thai if hu continued he would turn him into a rat. He Vept so. - )' and usiiot for a week or two, but came home drunk tine nicht and his wife ot out of his w..y ami he said: "Alary Ann, 1 won't hurt you, bur if vou sec me crowing littler and littler, and whiskers and a tail erqwuiii on me. for 11, aven' . - a!:e, Ic - tk up the car." IIMiL'hter.l Dr. Farrar, jn - .iilor of the Fi:v;t ciiurch, was the i.e - xt speaker. 11, health was drank: llefornied i t after liit lam very much obliued for th - . lo'aMi - we cleraymen need it. It is always a pleasure to talk to (.'cntlenii'.n and sometiim s tie are aide to i:ot you iu a petition where, you hawi to hear us. I merely wish t embrace this opportunity to emphasize the point made by Air. Boody and liecoiided by. Mr. Bryant on the influence of clubs. Ciubs liP.vo dene badly iu the past and tnnue - queutly have had a very bad reputation. As the mayor has'said the stau iin;j f the club has, however, chanced materially. We have different objects. A few years ato it would have been unusual to see a cleriyiiKin in a club, but recently it hau been thonuht that he was respectable eiioitch to be invited. I have ahv.tye held that a clercyroan i as Kood a any othei - man se lorn.' as he behaves himself. A club should be a tenter of iufluenco. That depends on you. Great iiootl can bo out from a cluh. We can i - o exert Burtolves and our influences that the club will bo rocarded an an even fivaier feature of oity life than iiotv. It la not - o iBiioh for ourselves I upeak, but we. have boys urowinu up. Let us so make our clubs that these bys can meet amid coqd and rofinina surrouudiiics in an enyiron - mcnt that is eiiucational. Judge Moore inado one - of his cbaracteritio brief aud witty speeches. Among other thincs ho said.aiter being introduced as one who passed upon the morals of the ctiuraunify: - Mr. PreRtdeut, I take exception to you r re. inarm). niu ttevue nvreiuvvcu iu pd uvuu sb morals of the Cavleton club. And, air, I never sent a man to that placo which you so nearly mentioned, although I may have sent them to ft sort of intermediate purRittory. It's. a shamo to ak aii old man. aB Mayor Boody has intimated I am, to et on his feet, and such feet M mine Lauehter.J Of oourso, if I waB a mayor I would consider it my bounden duty to speak on every possible oooasion. That is aa much one of his duties as anything can be. If I were a clercy - man I would do as this gentleman has done, and mix among my poor and wioked lay follows, it x were a doctor I would do anything to escape from nauseous pills and purgatives. If lwRr an editor, Lord knows what I wouldn't do. And if I wore a railroad presidont though no such luck has over befallen upon me I would speak and aoeak and speak until the mayor dropped dad or signed my bill. (Tremendous laugh tor.) But, being a jndgo who finds good use for his voice every day, all that I will say will be to thank you for your hospitality. I ltko the Carleton club, because hero I find friends, goad friends. I like to meet you aud eat your dinners. The only thing that I don't like to do is to talk to you auy longer. I promise that, if any of veil gentlemen evor come before mo in an orhctal capacity, I will aa gently with you as possible. Dr. Sohenck called upon Mr. Lewis to respond to a toast on the trolley. Mr. Lewis aid : Iu responding to tho toast to which the dootov has assigned me, I must deal with something mora importaut thau you suppose. Five yoars ago, at the ago of 'J7, 1 was called unexpectedly to the presidency of what was then tho greatest corporation of its kind in the wsrld. Iu taking hold of the work, I did it with the idea, the ambition to give to this largo aud growing city some method of transportation suited to its siza and its necessities. JI.v lirst year or two was devoted to strengthening and consolidating certain railroad interests with this end mainly in view. That waB consummated. Thonl turuod my attention to tins subject. Sinco then I think that half of my working timo has bcon devoted to tho study of tho bcBt methods of surface passenger traftlo. I am rather sorry that this toast was not given to the mayor, for he might say something very interesting. I tried to talk to him dawnstairs and again at tho table, but it Iihb been of no use. Ho doosn't mean to show his haud. Joking aside, this subject was given great care and attention by me and Illnally decided to recommend to my board of directors and to the officials of tho city the adoption of tho trolley: This, I am convinced, ia the best: method of propulsion for street cars yet invented. It ih tho only practicable electric system known. It is held by many that a cable road would be tho bttter. I can Bay that neither the Brooklyn city railroad company nor any other railro 'd company iu Brooklyn would adopt it. Supooaiuir that we wore to place it on seventeen of our twenty - seven lines, it would cost $1,500,000 for each line of six miles iu length. The interest on this would amount to $75,000 a year aud the total receipts ofeaohroad is only $75,000 a year. You see that the cable is not dobatable for an instant. It does not come into the discussion. It has been said that the trolley is dangerous to human life. This is not so. No man can show whero sne human life lias ever been taken by the trolley wire. A horse can be killed by it. and a dog or any highly organized animal, excepting a man. It I did not know that this wns so I would never have asked for its adoption. The mayor no doubt feels a groat responsibility iu dealing with this question, but it is not as great as my responsibility iu recommoiidiiig it. Not only am I responsible to my 750 stockholders who own the ilO, 000, 000 worth of property of tho company, not only am I responsible to my board of directors, but to the H00.000 residents of tho ciiy. I am rospcn - iblo to my reputation and I would do nothing which would prevent me from living respected anil happy in the city which I love. My experience in my business has been gained in twenty - tive y.iars. Whatever rei - ntation I havo I have made in that business, and thero is no man who cares moro for his reputation, tuich an it is, than I inn. Tiie matter has been carefully heard. Last spring the careful ami conservative state boia'd, after a hearing, gave Air. Richardson permission to run from South ferry to Greenwood. General Slo. tun was heard before a commission appointed by the supreme cotirt, which was oven to the public for sixty days. They reported lavorably. The supreme court approved their report. Then Ihe four companies made their application. There was several hearings, and by a vote of 15 to :! the matter was i asseil. The Boston AdVff - fiser wrote to sixty - uine mayors of sixty - nine, different ciiiss abaut the trolley and received sixty - nine favorab'o answers. Thero is no Question but that the trolley is perfectly adapted to Brooklyn. I gimi'sntee that if the Brooklyn city railroad company is giv. n tho privilege theBys - lem wiil be built as well as brains and money can do it. We went to tho railroad commissioners on Monday with consents for twenty - four lines out of twenty - soven. Theso lines i.'o through ninety miles of street. General Slociim said the other day that he would rather have his name identified with this improvement than with the East rirsr bridg . Xo man should judge this question hastily. I would like to have my name identified with this improvement. As vice president of the club I would like to call attention to one point. At the dinner last year we div.nk champaign, although forbidden us by our rules. This year we have taken binndy, also against the l itles. I think that ln - fore wc have another such aft'ur all rules should be removed. Another point: The ortsent membership should work to increase the membership. We have done weli, but 1 think that we can do oven bettor if we try. B. T. York, chairman of tho house committee, sro'.ir; a few words v.pon the same question. He a member of many club.", but iu none of them did he know of so little drinking as in the Carleton. If tanks were placed in every room and were filled with free wiuc iie was sure that the re - ult would not be nt all different. Never was the o.iub so prosperous iu membership, in finance and good fellowship as at present. By ths end of this year tho membership should bo 250. If so, no club in the city would be able to offer bet ter opportunities to the citizens of Brooklyn. Mr York referred to the congratulatory dinners already given Mr. Boody. Ho itilimaled that I wo more dinners might still bs given him one on his re - election and another on his election to the governorship. This was receiveil with tremendous cheers. ITo spoke kind words of Judge Moore, Mr. Lewis and Mr. Shipman. In a little three minutes' talk Judge Clement said that a friend of his called the trolley the "tolrr.v" - ystem. He thought that if Mr. Lewis saiil that ihe trolley was the best syutt - m for tho city that it wtuhl prove to be so. At first he had bten against tho plan but the mere fact that a man ot Mr. Lewis' standing auvocated it was sufficient, be thought, to havo its trial permitted. Thetnas E. Pehrsall, Health Commissioner Griffin and Henry Beigmann Bpoke very briefly and at 1":.'!0 tho third annual dinner was at an d. RAILBOAD Mr5N ItEVKL IS SPLENDIHt. Ai:ttt:;il Jt::l! of Itittcpetsde.itce AsNituia - tion. Ki(rla(! ii' J.:i?or. Sehielloin's assembly rosm.s, at the corner of At lantic avenue, aud Wyoua street, wcro a ticeite of splendor last evening. The occasion was tha animal ball of the Independence association, local assembly Xo. 5,704, knights of labor, compos '.d of the employes oi' the Broadway, JUid avenue, Ital'oh aveoue, Sumner avenue and Cypress hills surface roads. Although No. 5,701 has tho reputation of managing some pretty largo affairs of this kind, last night's ball far surpassed any of their previous efforts. Such a merry throng has seldom been seen in Schiel - iein's famous ballroom, aud no one thought of leaving before morning. Dancins was tho feat ure of the night's enjoyment. At 1 o'clock a recess was taken for supper and then dancing wns resumed. Tho following were in charge: Floor manager George Pence; assistant floor manager, VYilliam Kendall. Floor committee George Johnston, John Stout, C. Manning aud James McCanlly. Keception committee Henry Johnston, James Alulrcviu, George .Small, H. Saul, P. Jleade and H. Ingelins. Arrangement committee Georga DeXyse, A, D. Best, Alonzo Canficld. John Smith, Charles Wirzberger, Peier Hiefcey, John Hurley, George Pearco and Henry Van Beniischoter. The officers of the association are Charles Ben der, presiuenl; John Butler, first vice president; George Pearce, second vice president; George DeXyse, financial secretary, X. Pettorson, re cording secretary; John Hurley, treasurer: Charles McNaraer, sergeant at nrnia. COWi''ftj CltAMi. .t!aa C'ohIU Wrice Seven I.aiigutiga iruo mid Wouldn't Taku Money. 1). M. Cowperthwait, the furnitnro man, had an experience with a crank yeaterday which reminded his clerks of the Itussell Sage affair and frightened some a!' them badly. The stranger rushed into the New York store aud up to Air. Cnwperthwait's desk waving hir, arms and making signs that ho was deaf and dumb. Tho crankiness of tho visitor was apparent and a group of clerks gathered around nervously while Air. Cowperthwait 1 wrote: "What do you .va':t?' and handed it. over the cashier's desk. The. group scattered, however, when tho crank pulled a heavily wrapped package from his pocket aud began to unroll it. It proved not to be dyi - amite but the tablet. - ' on which deaf mutes write. The crank's first volley on hia tablet was 'his: "I oh. : writs Greek, Latin. Hebrew, .Srnmsh, j ". iich, HnLdii - li a. - od other tongues. I am one of the philosophers. I do two times tho work for h"iiuanity and liberty that yon do. I am a physiognomist and can read your brow and heart. I can write seven languages, but cannot speak." The genuineness of the. visitor's delusion was proved by his refusal to takea handful of change which Mr. Cowperthwait offered him, and a policeman hail to bo called finally to get htm out of the store. 'i!tAXSFtti6A'lS CnCttCK B.UUt. A meeting of ihe man and woman who will take part in the bazar to be held in the Church of the Transfiguration, Hooper street and Alarcy avenue, was held last night in tho residence of the pastor, the Key. Father .1. M. Kiely. All arrangements wcro completed, and it tva decided tj open the bazar next Monday night. Within the past fow days tho scaffolding in the new church was removed and tho bazar will be hold thete. This will give parishioners aud visitors an apportnnity ts view this edifice which is ono of the finest in tbo city and which wiil bo dedi - cated in about a mouth. It is expected that Mayor Boody will be present on Monday night to o;ien the bazar. ( OSKT LIBKltTY'B OI - 'FICKKS STAI,LKI). The onicors elect of Court liberty No. 7,570 Ancient Order of Foresters, aB follows, were installed in their headquarters laHt Tuesday evening by Deputy Chief Ilangcr Thomas Keane; James F. Sullivan, chief ranger; Charles Andor - Hiii, Piib chief rauKOr; M. J. O'Brien, treasurer; Joseph Furlong, financial secretary; George O. Stutis, recording secretary; il. Travis, senio woodward; J. O'Brien, jnnior woodward; William i'liiukott, senlsr beadle; J. Adams, Junior beadle; P. 3cott, trustee. TUB LATH JOH.V I'. HBRI'.iXHKIt. The Ironclad benevolent association of this city at its last lueotfug adopted resolutions touch - ing the recent death of John F. flerrooher. Tho virtues of the deceased were set forth nt length (n tho leoolatious and a oopy at tum were sent to hi! rolativess GOOD DEEDS. What the Union for Christian Work Did in 1891. A Brooklyn Institution Which Has Accomplished Much for the Poor President Foster's Satisfactory Report. Below is tho annual report of Preaidout Koborfc Foster of tho Union for Christian work made at tho recent meeting otbo socioty. His statemout regarding tho work' in the various departments was very satisfactory and his reference to Mayor Boody ai a Now En glander in discussing the advisability of establishing a genuine Yankee notion freo lbntling library was mot with heavy support. Mr. Foster read as follows: To trie Members una Friends of Hie Union for Christian Work: As tho union now closes ths twenty - fifth'yoar of its history, its board of directors greets you with gratitude not only, but quite as sicerely with congratulation also. The report now sub - mitted reveals amplo ground for this congratulation, that intelligence and gonorosity havo prompted you to maintain from yonr to year a liumauo enterprise, which is so fundamental and far reaching in its usofulness as tho Union for Christian work. Tho union spent nearly throe yoars of its life in a aiuglo room at 44 Court street, itB only practical work being the maintenance thero 3f a freo reading room for men and boys, but the bc - fiiuning of the fourth year fonnrt the society settled in more commodious quarters and bearing its present nuucotitrian name. Previously to this date monthly meetings had boon held at which religious and theological tonics were discussed. Those, however, were abandoned without regret, and with the assumption of the new and nobier namo the union entered upon a earner of betieiiconce which has widened out more and moro until its helping hand has been stretched forth in every ward of this great city, and the actnalonntributors to its funds have increased iu number from ilfty to moro than five hundred. Methods of help The metheJs adopted by the union havo changed from time to timo with changing exigencies and demands. Iu the year 1877 there were in extensive operation five departments of work which have since then been discontinued. These were closed because other itifltitutiotis had undertaken similar work and witli quite as good results as the union could hope to achieve. The agencies through which it has during its twenty - fifth year carried real oenetit and blessing to hundreds of households, and to a host of otherwise friendless individuals, have been limited to a labor bureau, a free lending library, two reading rooms and two classes in industrial training. Industrial art A elas in drawing and designing is in charge of Superintendent William A, liutler, who devuies ono evening a week of his busy life to this most interesting and helpful work. No ono can vi. - it Ihe art room now and then on Monday evening without being confronted with two perplexing problems: one to understand how s.o much real progress is made by fifty or more pupils who differ so much in ago, talent and advancement; the other, to determine which is the happier, the patient and painstaking teacher, or each ono of his attentive and grateful pupils. Mr. Dutlcr seeks moro and moro to shape his instruction, so that the scholars may turn the results of their training to profitable account, in the lifo vocation t which they look forward. But it may weil be added here, that the refining influence of art culture in the presenco of a sympathizing master is not the ieast of the benefits derived by the young men and lads who compose this large class. A class of seventy young persons ef both sexes has been in charge of Professor H. 0. Teale, who had, for four years, given his services as teacher of stenography, with no other compeni - .ition than the consciousness that he is helping laudably ambitions and deserving people to earn a respectable livelihood. Professor Teale has recently formed a class of beginners in stenography, so that the obligations of the board to this generous teacher will be still greater for tho year to come. Beading' rooms It is with great satisfaction that we call attention to the - two reading rooms, to which all decent people have ready access. Nearly one - h.ilf of Library hall is used for the accommodation of those men, women and young people who wish to spend any leisure they may have in reading thero the books drawn from the library, or magazines and papers found on the tables. This part of the hall proves quite attractive to women and children especially, and iu onier to provide for the increasing number who wish' to read at the tables, and for more shelf room for now books, tho directors wiil soon bo obliged to connect the library by stairway with a room on the floor below. The oilier reading loom, which is exclusively for men and boys, is in the basement, and is reached through a passageway from tho slreef. Those who frequent tins room seem well pleased with its cheerful appearance, the comfort it affords in the matter of light and ventilation, thu generous equipment of books, magazines, daily and weekly - panem, and tho means and opportunity provided for writing letter. - of business or friendship. This room is admirably supervised by a discreet and faithful curator, who i at all times master of the situation. In order that it may not be a hiding place for the evil minded, whose normal residence is behind tho bars, overyono who enters the room registers his name and address. Although law breakers and would be law breakers are tints excluded, or perhaps because of this exclusion, the attendance in the men's readingrnoui rapidly increases. The smallest number of visitors noted in any one day last year was fifty (this was on a certain stormy Sunday); tho largest number was 1)38. Freo lending library Lot us consider next the phenomenal growth aud present satisfactory condition of the i'reo lending library. As stated before, the scone of the union's operation for the first three years was in a room (not large) in Court street, to w hich, as the only place of tho kind iu the city, the public was freely invited to enioy the benefits of a reading room. By the close or tho third year, 500 volumes had beon collected for uso in this room. Ten years ago (the ten years wili have expired on Washington's birthday next month), the library of the union, with about 9,000 volumes on its shelves, was thrown open tor the use of every man, woman and child in this city, who could be vouched for by any respectable citizen as honest minded. Uu to that timo uo books had been drawn for home reading, and tho eagerness with which the people sought tho food thus provided showed plainly how groat was their'noeii. The home circulation of the books varied considerably until after the union was settled in the now quarters in Sehermerhorn street. During tho year 1880, tho second after tho change to the new building, the circulation reached HO. .'too; the next year 108,517: and last year. 1801, 128,708. Notwithstanding this largo circulation, extending to every part of the city, the business of the library has been conducted with such fidelity, skill and prudence by the librarian, Miss Hull, the assistant librarian. Miss Meyers, and tho other assistants, that the probable loss of books for tho year i - oniy live, the pay for two others, yet missing, hayini: been prmised. This seems a marvelous record, when it is considered that we havo not yet adopted the policy of other libraries, to require of evory applicant for book", the pledgo of an acceptable guarantor lhat the loss of any book shall be made good. In other words, wo have trusted tho peoplo, and thoy havo not betrayed the trust. During this last year large addirions of books were made, and at the close, the library coinifrised 20,000 volumes. Of thcia about 1,000 only were in active circulation, so that every one of them rawst have been drawn, on an average, ten times. Each of Die last three years has witnessed a considerable increase in tho size of the library, and a cor - respmdiag increase in the circulation. And how eloquently do these facts plead for more money and moro books? Chairman oyrus 15. Davenport of tho library cm - raittec, who by his intelligent and tireless devotion to the interests of the library has rendered a service to the community which cannot be too highly appreciated, is confident that we can make room in our own building, as at present shared with our neighbors, for 100,000 volumes. Therefore, if the library of the union should receive at tho present time a gift of 5300,000. $100,000 thereof could be used to purchase 80,. 000 volumes, which would make a total of 100, - 000. The SaJOO.OOO romuinmg would constitute an endowment fund, the revenue from which would be almost sufficient to meet the running expenses of the enlarged library. And as, within a single year, the required circulation of 175, - 000 would doubtless be attained, a valid oli lm on tho city for a $10,000 annual anDroonation would thus be constituted. This appropriation could bo devoted in large part to the purchase of new books. With all proper modesty, we add here, that it does seem to ua no other more prudent or promising plan can be devised to provide Brooklyn with a substantial foundation, at least, of that which is tha desire of all hearts, so long deHyed, an adequate freo lending library. The gift to tho city of tbo Brooklyn library, with its building and its 100,000 books, is of course the "consummation most devoutly to be wished"; for the people could then, without delay, avail themselves of tho boon auri blessing; but tha years go by, aud to all appear - anoe, the da;o of such CTeut is as distant as evor. Is it chemerical, then, to turn public attention to the marvellous progress in ten years of tho library iu Schermerhorn street? There is its commodious building, with tho respectable nucleus "0,000 valuablo books, and a record of usefulness, which has warranted the city government iu making a yearly apuropriation toward its support. Several years must elapso before any other plan for a large free library could or would materialize. Does not then the exigency of the situation naturally suggest this scheme? Whatever estimate may bo put on tho proposition of Carlyle that a groat library is tho university of the poople. none will gainsay tha: a free lending library is the source of immedhua and vast benefit to any community mainly dependent on it tor information and intellectual training. Who, then, can oxplain why Brooklyn continues in this respect to lag a generation behind lloston, and allow the New England residents of San Francisco to distance it by at least a decade. In the year 1881, tail y;ars ago, Han Francisco, with its Mercantile subscription library ih nourishing condition, rejoiced in a free library whose yoarly circulation of books for home reading was upward of two hundred thousand. Tho Jersey City library, an infant of on: a fow years, and with less than twenty thousand volumes on its shelves, announces iu its latest report an tssito of 107,038 books in six months. And hcru in Brooklyn, tho Greonpoint branoh of tho noble Plait library to which 2,000 books only had beon consigned, reports a circulation during its first year.of 20,000, an average of thirteen persons for tho reading of each book. What dots this indieato on the part of the peoplo, if not a great avidity for good reading, whioh has been hitherto almost utterly ignored? Now KnglandeiB in Brooklyn I Yon have a true New Englander in tho mayor's chair, and he callH upou you to aid him in establishing here that genuine Yankco notion, which iu tho mightiest of all modern levers of civilization, a free public library. If you will sustain him in this he will thereby render hiu administra. tion tho most memorable in the history of tho city. Tho labor bureau, which we name last in order, is by many cousidorod first in importance. This bureau, as at present conducted, has heon for olevon yoars successfully managed by Superintendent llutler. Por some years previous to that diiferent labor tcstB, wood sawing and splitting, shoe making and mending, fur catting, etc., were operated with most gratifying results. The most important ef these were continued by the. union until, as wo have stated, tho conduct of such enterprises was assumed by other institutions. For the past nino years tlio labor bureau has done one thing only. It ban found situations or the unemployed. How successful it has been appsais from the records of the office, which show that during Mr. Butler's first year as manager situarioiiH werosecurcd or job work provided for HI', persons, and that tho business of tho office bus increased every year, excepting when cmmorcial dopreHsion limited it - i opportunity, And now the amazing statement is before us that duting tho year 1H91 Superintendent Butler UaH fiirniBhed employment moro or less per - piivnent in 3,703 needy casos. In many instanoes tho roelpients of this freeman's right, not boggar's boon, to work, wcro friendless though worthy, and to oil human seeming eould not have secured employment elsewhere. Mr, Butler fully belioreB that anyone whose name Is on our long list of contributors, could ho hear the pathetic, even tragio, story often confided to him as superintendent, would congratnlat himself that hs had helped to maintain so wise a charity. But no ono will ever Ituosv the dotatls of ono - suoh story, ah they remain & secret in the sale keeping of toe superintendent. Ths direct ors of the union claim that this bureau is day by day doing not a little toward solving aright the ever puzzling "Problem of Poverty." Tho bureau is, naturally enough, sometimes deceived by recommendations brought by those applying for situations; but Its reputation for honor and caution is to high that tho very name of the Union labor burean is, for those who bear its credentials, an open sesame to the confidence of thousands of manufacturers, merchants ' and householders iu all this metropolitan commsnity united by tho bridge. Friends, in view of the year's record now closed, wo cemmend the union to your continued support, and hope for even creator favor than in tbo past During tho year 1801 the industrial training in tho union was, though limited in esttnt, so practical that It is likely to be profitable to tbo pupils in tho near future. ItB reading rocms were tho dependence at thousands, who enjoyed their privileges and wore lured from evil surroundings to them as safe retreats. Its library, although only about 12,000 of its .20, - 000 books were in active use, attained a circulation for tho year of 128,708 volumes, and was availed of fer home reading by inmates of several thousand homes, warranting the estimato that from 15,000 to 20,000 persons hadlroady access to itB preoious treasures. The bnsiness of its labor bnreau has grown to enormous proportions, and it is recognized on every hand as a great power for good. Wo repeat the statement that in the last twelve months 3,763 eager applicants for employment found it through tho eftorta of this bureau; and many of those applicants were thus enabled to work out their own salvation from destitution and dospair. Not infrequently 1,000 persons reflort, in a single day, to tho rooms of the uuteii. seeking some f tho benefits it freely confers; and during the past year more than 200,000 buoIi visitors havo been received at 07 Sobermerhorn street. The treasurer's report assures you that the union curries over $800 less of indebtedness than that reportod one year ago. The receipts (beside tlio'Brewster logacy and the oity library appropriation) - are $5,757.31, and the expeu - ditnred, $0,473.84. A part f tho espouses so summed up were, howover, for the library, as the city appropriation was insufficient for its maintenance. Tho treasurer and board of directors, through its president, have now accounted to you for the use of tho funds, whioh yon sonorously committed to their trust, and, iu closing, wo respectfully submit whether it was possible for you to invest elsewhere, so as to stcure larger and more satisfactory results than those herein reported. THE SEW MU8SU.11 OF FINE ARTS. Professor KBsitnlin ot Calnmbia Cnlleee Tells ISow It Should Bo Itiiilt. Professor A. D. F. Hamlin of Columbia college lectured before the Brooklyn institute in Association halt last night, on "Tho Great Museums of Europe." The address waB copiously illustrated by means of the stereoptieon. Begiuuiug with the history of tho museums, the speaker said: When and why were the first museums established? If we except collections of books which havo exjsted siuce the days of ancient EgyDt and Chalcltoa, and f engraved gema which in the middle ages were highly valued, tho answer to this question carries us down to tho early dawn of tho fienaisijanca in Italy whoii archieologicai studioii in the. modern souse first had their birth. In tho awakening of that interest in classical antiquity to which nrchiuolRfiK owos its existence, the names of Dautu aud Pntrareh stand pre - eminent. But it was Cola di Kienssi, the "last of the Tribune's" who first of all collected and intelligently studied tho antiquitios of classic Home, For tho following century we find tho love of tho antique, as an object of scientific and artistic study, pervading. Paul II, who beoamo pope in l ldi was the first of a long series of art loving papal collectors, gathering coins, gems and antiquities with eager enthusiasm, a rival of tho Florentine patrons of the arts. But Florence had already been for a century tho home and storehouse for such precious accumulations and tho palaces of hor great nobles wore iu them - selres museums of ancient statues, busts aud reliefs, coins and cents, bronzes aud inscriptions which adorned their halls, staircases, arcades, courts and gardens. Thus the earliest museums were the niivate - palaces of popes, princes and nobles. Museums of natural science are almost entirely the creations of our own century. To Curvier, Buffo n and Liuiioms we owe. in large measure the idea of scientific classification which is tho foundation of all scientific museum?. Geology, chemisftTi ethnology and biology are distictively nineteenth dtntuvj studies. Previous to the latter partsf the eighteenth century museums were devoted wholly to the following classes of objects: Works of sculpture and painting; engraved gems, coins anil medals: armor and arms; the minor productions of ancient art, such us cant'telobra, furniture and implements and, finally, books and manuscripts. The idea of tiio popular museum had yet to bo evolved. The British museum, founded in 1753 and greatly enriched from 1801 to 1823 hv tho munificence of George III aud George IV, was one of the first of public, as distinguished from royal or state, museum!, and that at .South Kensington is tho most variod ami extensive example of its class. But - this vast and wonderful establishment is itself excelled in the magnificence of its building and in its costs of sculpture of the great museum at Berlin. Iu tho number, variety and wealth of its combined collodions, however, the city of Paris stands first with its thirteen galleries and museums, culminating in that glorious temple of the arts, the Louvre. Our own country, tar. iy i its realization of the true function and value of such insti - tutioiis and depending almost, wholly on private and corporate enterprise for their establishment, is fast atoning fur its deficienc - 9 - . In its various univorsitins havo long existed scientific collections of recognized value; and of lata years tho fine arts havo received their duo recognition iu such worthy establishments as tho Corcoran gallery at Wasiiingfoti. ihe fine arts museum at Boston, tho magnificent Metropolitan at Now York, in Htualhr collections as at Milwaukee, Detroit, Norwich, Conn., and elsewhere, and now finally on the splendid enterprise for which this institute and this en - eat muuicioalitv have so happily joined hands. Tho speaker then oausidored at length aud technically tho various musouras of Europe, touching briefly upon tho collections which thoy contain and showing pieturei, not ouly of tho exteriors of the bnildingB, but also of their interiors, their courts, lulls and corridors. In many instances ground j'.ns were thrown upon tho screen and carefully explained. In closing Professor Hamlin said: Now of tho ideal museum, what Rhonhl bo its basal system of arrangement and development ? What itB architectural character? Allawanco should be made for expansion by extension of buildings and by transfer of natural science department. Therefore the part devoted to natural science should lie so arranged as to be later available for art collections. For this purpose is required courts, at least as wide as streets, halls for largo groups, corridors for communications and engravings, busts, coins; rooms for spscial collections or groups not requiring halis. As far as oasstble tho plan should tie to have main divisions of buddings correspond to main divisions of collections. Thus: First story, Bculpturc; natural history aud gealo. gy, second; paintings, third. All room partitions should bo very light, of hollow brick work, so as to bo easily removed. On the top floor t!;ere should bo skylights, but there should also bo frequent smaller rooms with side light for engravings and models. In regard to tho character of the building, a number of points should be observed. It should be fire nroof, with imposing entrance and vestibule, a flno staircaso conspicuously visible on entering. Tho details, halls, openings, etc., should besimpio but imposing. IiCt the structure express the museum character and bo built for 1,000 year - '. Dcn't havo it gotbic or llomanesque, ana don't depend too much on now and original styles. Build of marbla if you can. If not, Indiana limestone or long, narrow, buff or mottled brick and the finest de - tail of terra ootta. Those materials can be used to produce mnssive aud imposiug effects. Build well, simply, Boiidly. So doing you will do well, and Eet an example for tho whole nation and for ages to come." THE iNEWTOW.V ItiiFOKHED CHURCH. Something About tlio Nuw Factor Who Fates Ctiarg'e !Soxt standby. Bev. Howard W. Ennis, who has accepted the call to the Newtown Dutch reformed ohuroh, will assume tho pastorate next Sunday. Mr, Ennis is a yenng man and was born in Brooklyn, Ho went to Albany at an early age.and was graduated from tho Albany high school iu the class of '80. Mr. Ennis' ambition to become a minister began when ho joined the Befot med church , at the age of 13 years. He entered Jtutgors college and was graduated ih Juno, 1890, with the degree of A. B. While in college ho was actively engaged iu religion work, being suD&rintoudont of a large mission Sunday school and working among the saloons and poor homes of tho oity, During two years of his college course Mr. Ennis was a rep ;r;cr on a Now Brunswick newspaper. In the fall ot 1S00 he eutuiod the Union theological seminary in New York city, where he is now studying in preparation for formal ordination. Upon entering the seminary, Mr. Eiinis accepted tho position of assistant pastor in the Manor chapal (Reformed). This work gave him considerable exporiouce among the tenements of the west side aa well as in the slnniB of the lower part of (he city. He has also beon engaged in evangelistic work, both as a preacher and. singer. i'tt the last, fuw months ho has, in connection with his theological studies, beon assisting tho Bev. W. 8. Cranmer of the Astoria P.eformed church with thu music and Biblo class work of iho Sunday school. : . WAVERLJf YOUNG HEN'S CLUI). Kcceptiou Ijiml Evening: Wan a Successful - !vc3i(.. The Waverly young men's club held its January recoptiou to womuu last night in tho club house, 450 Wayerly avenuo. Tho interior was handsomely decorated aud presented an attractive appearauoo at 9 o'clock when the parlors and reception rooms ware filled with young people. Tho programme, arranged by tho committee in charge, eonsisting of W. F. Johnson, Frank F. Sniffen aud Fred L. Perino, included banjo solos by F. lied wood, piano solos by Warren Tompson, tonor solos by H. M. Conovor, reeitatious by Miss Ida Bovan and sleight of of hand performances by Harry M. Dnncan. A collation was served by a local caterer, after which dancing was conducted for a fow hours. Among tho company wore Itev. Dr. Edward Braislin, Mr. and Mrs. Mangam, Miss Mangam, Mr. and Mrs. Georgo Vernon, Ford Adams, Miss Elsio Adams, W. H. Clarke, Miss Flora Kimball, Itobort Harding, Edwin F.Stovons, Frank Wardrobe, Daniel Douglas, William Cheney, jr. Tho clork has arranged under tho library com - mltteo, W. II. Clarke, chairman, a serios of Saturday evoniug talks aud discussions by mem - bors on praotical topicB. Next Saturday ovening Bobert Hovell will spoak on the tariff and the following Saturday night W. n, Clark will talk on 'What am I?" AX IT 110 UK It! MfiS. II. ft. KISTZI.VU. Mrs. M. Itulston Kintzing of 215 Park place gave an at homo yesterday afternoon from 4 until 0. Assisting her wera Mrs. Tlichard Malcin and Miss Burrill. A fow of those present were Mrs. Henry Ide, Miss Fellows, Mrs. Weekes, Mrs. Hnrlor, Mrs. Fj. L Horaman, Mrs. Leonard Moody, Mrs. Robinson Smith, Mrs. Breed, Mrc. Sherman, Mrs. Lowis Moekor, Mrs. Langstaff, Miss Greon, Mrs. Faroe, Miss Foroo, Mrs. Erben and Mrs. Kano of the navy yard. . f Tour irooor Don't keep Ooo&'a Extiu . DfiT Ohamj - aqhE order dhot. - Ad, IN SOCIETY. Notable Weddings in Churches and at Home. Miss Lulu Edith Carscallen Weds One of the Poly tccknic Reunion Set, and Miss Caroline Josephine Birdsall Takes Dr. Charles Cowan Osborne for Husband. Miss Mary Francis Braiuerd Becomes Mrs. Missing1. Society has emerged from the quietude of the holidays, and the January weddings promiso to be among tho most notablo of the win tor. Lines like these are probably being freely rehearsed by many gallant young men : "Whose will bo the next ocoasion, For tho flowers, the feast, tho wiue? Thine, porohance, my dearest lady, Or, who knows? it may be mine; What if fc'were? Forgive the fanos - ; What if t'wero, both thine aud mine?" There wero some very fashionable marriages last ovening both in the oastern and western district of tho oity, each attracting ihe cream of the creator social circles of tho city. Clarkv Carcalleu. The wedding of Miss Lulu Edith Oarsoallen to Mr..Andley Clarke, at the Westminster Presbyterian church, corner of Clinton street and First place, culminated an engagement which has been a feature f much interest in South Brooklyn society since tho early fall. The bride is the daughter of John D. Carscallen, well known in financial circles. Sho is a pretty aud somtwhat potite blonde, and sinco hor debut smo few seasons ago has been much sought after in sooiety. Audla.v Clarko is well knewu and popular among the men iu his set and is a prominent factor in the Polytechnic reunion. Ho is the son of H. Audley Clarke, a retired banker. Six o'olook was tho hour of the ceremony. Tho chancel was embellished With a tasteful decoration of palms. The body of the church was thronged with an interested assemblage. Tho officiating clergyman was the Boy. Dr. Alf rod H. Moment, pastor of the church. The groom and his host man. Walter C. Butler, f Orange, N. J., awaited the coming ef the bride at the attar. Tho latter advanced up the main nisle, loaning on the srui of her father and preceded by ths ushers, Duncan Edwards, James H. Mails, Frederick It. Coffin, James MaeDonald, Walter Montioth Aikman, Jr., and Charles G. Carscallen. Eaoh wore a diamond scarf pin presented by tho groom. Tho brida was attended only by her maid of honor. Miss Ladd, of Plainflold, N. J., who walked before her, attirod iu a gown of rich brocaded silk, covered with white chiffou. She wore a white hat and carried a bouquet of white and yellow rosee. The bride's gown was of whito faille trimmed with Duchess lace, watteau train and puffed Hleevos, Instead of flowers sho held in her hand a point laco handhorchief and a white ooverea prayer book. She wore tho customary tullo vail caught with narcissus blossomf, and her brilliant diamond earrings, gifts of tho groom, glistened in the light. Tho groom's gift from tho bride was a handsome diamond ring. After the ceremony a small reception for rela. tivos of tho two families was hold at the residence of tho bride's parents, adjoining the church. Mr. and Mrs. Clarice will leave shortly for a two months' trip to Nassau iu tho Bahamas and on their return will resida in Orange, N. J. Among those who witnessed tho ceremony woro Mi3 Carscvllon, Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Clarke, the Misses Clarke, Oscar Clarke, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Lockwooil, Mr. and Mrs. Dumont Clarke, Miss Clarke, tho MiseeB Graef, Mr. and Mrs. Austin Corbin, Mr. and Mm. Calvin Tompkins, General and Mrs. C. T. Chris - tonson, Or. aud Mrs.'D. H. Cochrane, H. II. Dougherty, Dr. and Mrs. William F. Dudley, Mir. Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Edwards, Professor and Sirs. R. L. Foster, Mr. and Sirs. H. Kitcbing, William Kitching, H. W. Maxwoil, Miss Osborne, William F. Penney, tho Misses Penny, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. White, Miss White. Mr. aud Mrs. Thomas H. Troy, Mr. an - 1 Mrs. Kiahard H. Laimbeer, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Laimbecr, jr.; Frank Torrey, Miss Terror, Norman Murray, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henderson, Edwin HonderKoti, Miss Henderson, Alfred Henderson, Miss Murray, Miss Maodenald, Miss Young, Ira Perogo, tho Jlisses Pore :o, Miss Bur - nap, the Misses Pitkin, Mr. and Mrs. Pitkin, the Misses Gunner, Dr. and Mrs. Prer.dergast, Mr. and Mn. William Leslie, the Misses Hoe of Nraok, Colonel Hilton and Mr. and Mrs. Gano of Nyack, William HueBton, Miss Dunbar, the MiBses Dunbar, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Qnaolisnbush and Miss Copeland, Miss Hampson, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Aikman, Mr. and Mrs. Plimpton, Dr. and Mrs. Robertson, Professor Bufns Sheldon, Lieutenant G. Wierners, Lieutenant Y. Dcckert, Clinton Br.iiiie and George Barker. Oeboriic C5irdn:i) J. Christ church, on Bedford avenue, near Morton street, was tho p.cene of a very largo and fashionable wedding last evening. At 7:30 the chimes in tho Bteople of the church pealod forth the "Lohengrin" wedding march, announcing that the timo was drawing near when Miss Caroline JoBophino Birdsall would bo united in marriage to Dr. Charles Cowan Osborne of New York. Miss Birdsall is the second daughter of Judge mid Mrs. Henry D. Birdsall and is a tall, Bfcately and attractive brunette. Dr. Osborne is connected with tho visiting staff ef Roosevelt hosDital, in Now York, and graduated in 1S85 from the Collego of - phy - siciana and surgeons connected with Columbia college. The interior of the church presented a charming picture, decorated as it had been for the Christina:! holidays; the columns aud portals wero masses of green, and above all the myriads flights from the ohandciiero and aide brackets oast pleasing rays over the scene, reflected, as they ware, by the superb stained glass windows. Abevo the altar are windows that would gladden tho heart of a connoisseur, whilo at tho top of tho arch is a tiny star of gas jots, arranged to shine through ths colorod glass and forming a pleasing sigiit. Charming women in cay and costly apparel, with thoir escorts, filled tho church to overflow ing, and expectant was the gaze on evory face whon at 8:30, the hour sot for tho wedding, tho chimoB again rang out, playing "Dear, dear, what can the matter be?" This was hardly necessary, for the bride and bridegroom had arrived and wero in waiting. Then the low, mellifluous tones of the great organ burst forth, faintly at first, then louder and. louder, uutil the whole church re - echoed with the notes of tho BwodiBh wedding march. Simultaneously the doors on cither siclo of the altar opened and the wedding attendants came forth and marched slowly down the center aiBlo to moot tho bridal party. Loading wero tho bridesmaids, tho Misses Mando Blisf, Dora Nichols of Brooklyn, Victoria Levott and Kitty Levett of New York. Thoir drosses wore of pink faille, trimmed with chiffon, aud from Marie AuUiuotte hows of pink satin ribbons between the shoulders fell long streamers reaching to the floer. They carried bouquets of white pinks. Following them wora the ushers. Dr. Charles W. Jackson, Dr. E. L. E. Ayme, Walter W. Brett, Charloa Eytiugo aud C. L. Scott ot Now York and Jamos T. Hardy of Brooklyn. Arrived at tho door of tho church, thoy separated and formed an aisle through which tho maid of honor. Miss Viola Parker of New York, passed, followed by thy bride leaning on her father's arm, while the organ played tho "Lohengrin" wedding march. Next came tho bridesmaids, again followed in turn by the ushers. Tho bridal party were met at the altar by tho groom and his best man, Mr. Harry Totten of New York, and the Bev. James H. Darlington, who performed th coromony, and the Roy. Samuel Harskins, who assisted. As the parly wore grouped about the altar they presented a picture seldom equaled. Tho brido's gown was of white brocaded satin, cut en traine and decollate, with large puff sleeves, and it was trimmed with point lacs and orange blossoms'. Her tulio vail was be - coraiugly caught up with orauge blossoms. The brido's ornaments woro diamonds, tho gift of the groom, and sho carried a bouquet of bride ro?sa and hyacinths, tied with whito satin rib bons. The maid of honor waB gowned in Nilo green striped satin, trimmed with point lace, end she carried a whito prayer book in her hand. After tho benediction was pronounced tho organ again played the Mendelssohn wedding maroh, aud the happy couple started on their weihjed life. Next in tho procession came the maid of honor, then - ' tho bridesmaids, and the ushers bringing up tho rear. Tho party woro quickly driven to tho residence of the bride's parents, where a large reception had been prepared, while the chimes played, "Now you're married you must obey." Congratulations wore in order until 11 o'olook, whon tho nowly weddod couple started on thoir trip to tho Sonth. They will bo away about two weeks and an their return will reside at 150 ViTost Eighty - first Btreet, Now York. At homo receptions are announced for February 10 and 17. Mrs. H. D. BmlBall, mother of the bride, woro a gown of black satiu, with duchess laco and diamonds, and Mrs. H. 8. Osborne, mother of the groom, wore, gray satin brocade, with point lace aud diamotrds. Among tboso invited, many of whom wore present, were Mr. and Mrs, H. S. Osboruo, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Osborne, Mr. aud Mrs. J. Graham Millar, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. WilliainB, Mrs. A. Ley - poldt, Frederick Leypoldt, Rudolph Loypnldt, Mr. and Mrs. Itobort Williams, Miss 'Williams, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Parker, Georgo Parker, Miss Parker, Mr, and Mrs. Bliss, Miss Blise, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Nichols, Miss Nichols, Charles Nich - als, Mr. and Mrs. Gcoreo Hardy, G. Hardy, jr.; Jamos T. Hardy, Tf. and Mrs. John Pren - dergdst, Mr. and Mrs. Y. Leslie, Mr. aud Mrs. Calvin E. Pratt, the Miasos Pratt, G. E.' Fox, F. E. Fox, Miss Fox, Mr. and Mrs. iuinara omitn, air., anci iurs. a. Hi, uoetting, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Dailey. Mr. and Mrs. H. FifheT, Dir. and Mrs. Georgo ti. Ifrsher, Mrs. James H. Ward, Mr. and Mrs. JameB H. Ward, Dr. Frank Ward, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Sway no, Mr. and Mm. Leavitt, Mrv affd Mrs. Georgo L. Burr, Misses Burr, Georgo purr, ir.; Mr. an d Mrs. F. Hoog, Mrs. 8arah Ormsby,F.. - N. Do Haas, Miss Do Hass, FredorioTrDo Haas, Mrs.? LoBlie, MIbb Van Noatrand, 3rrdoi'iefc BuuvetW Dayld - Jarvia Mr. fcnd Urs, J,, ft Poaaldr Ber. a Mrs. Darlington, Mr. and ' Mrs. David Teese, JameB F. Qnigloy, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Peters, Mr. and Mra. Gergo W. Coger. B. G. Lati - mer, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gibbons, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Donnelly. Mr. and Mrs. S. Sioraors, Mv. and Mrs. Joseph A. Burr, jr., Mr.' and Mrs. Richard H. Harding, Mr. Charles W. Voltz, Mr. and Mrs. John Sperry, Mr. and Mr. W. 0. Bryant, Mr. aud Mrs. A. Dean, Mr. andiMrs. F. Dean, Mr. and Mra. W. Dwight Teese, Dr. and Mrs. Coopor. Misb De Rozas, Mrs. D Bazas, Mrs. H. Guilfoil, James F. Qulgly, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Smith, Miss bmitb, Mr. and Mrs. Dusenbnry, Mr. and Mrs. Hois, Mr. and Mra. Warren Smith, Oaptain and Mra. Ambrose Snow, Mr. and Mrs. R. Gibbons, Mr. and Mrs. J. Forbes, Miss Ainsley, Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Smith, Mr. aud Mrs. W. Q. H. Randolph. Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Harding. Mr. and Mra. William B. Hurd, jr., D. W. B. Kurd, Miaa Hurd, Captain and Mrs. Vandewater, Mr. and Mra. Job Throckmorton, Mr. and Mrs. JO. W. Throckmorton, Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan James, Mr. and Mra. G. X. Hardy, Mr. and Mra. Redmond, Mr - and Mrs. Taylor, Mr. and Mi - b. J. C. Ubert, Miss Ubert, Mrs. A. A. Bent, Mra. Thompson, Miaa Bargosa, Miss Tillio Burgess, George Bird - sail, Mrs. Merritt, T. A. Birdsall, Mr. and Mr. William Birdial), Mr. and Mra. Hoyt, Jamos V. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Ansburn Bird - sail, Mies Birdsall, A: W. Birdsall, Mr. and Mrs. Ansburn Towner, Mrs. S. M. Towner, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Towner, Mra. Beales, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. i'oumans, Mrs. M. Birdsall, Miss Birdsall, Colonel and Mrs. I. A. Rosoorana, Mr. and Mrs. II. L. Coe, the Misses Ooe, Mr. aud Mrs. S. M. Nicholson, Mr. and Mra. W. Hodsdon, tho Misaes Hodsdon, W. Hodadon, jr.; Mr. and Mrs. W. 0. Mumford, Mr. and Mra. R. D. Sparks, H. L. Sparks, Miss Woodford, R. B. Lee, Miss Fannie Vernon, Mr. and Mrs. K. M. Gilmour, Mra. 0. Hlne, Miss Weber, Mr. aud Mrs. Philip Fitzpatriok, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, Miss Johnson, John M. Perry, Mr. and Mra. W. Eggot, Miss 8. Wrigfi t, Mra. Lutheran Crane, Mrs. Frazer.Dr William Frazor, Mr. and Mrs. Georgo Copeland. Mr. and Mra. H. Partridee, Miss Raymond, Mrs - Reid, Misses Constantine, G. Storm, John Black, Mr. and Mrs. S.L. Fitzpatriok, Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Hall, Mr. and Mrs. William Stowart, Mrs. Goorge Rand, Mr. aud Mrs. Hough, Miss Gsrtie Hough. Miss Ella Graves, Mrs. Sarah Earle, Miss Earle, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Uncles, Mr. and Mrs. Dean, Mr. and Mrs, Howard Birdsall, Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Reynolds, Mr. and Mrs. John 0. Dylteman of White Plains, Miss Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Levetfc of New York, Misses Levett, Messrs. Levett, Mr. and Mrs. Hentz, Harry Totten, Mr. and Mrs. Georgo E. Shields, Dr. Raymond Guitoras, Mr. and Mrs. WiUer, Mr. and Mrs. Osborne, Mr. Dickinson, Mhs Julie Opp. Mins Ketcham, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Swan, Mr. and Mrs. Georgo W. Curry, Miss Brown, Mr. A. B. Colin, Misses Colin, Mr. and Mra. Georgo Flint, Mr.andMrs. A.W. Konworthy.OharlesEtyingo, B. C. Miller.Charles Culver, Waller AlbVo; John Riley, Miss Kane, D. Daniiat, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Wold, Messrs. Weld. Trenor, Mrs. Tucker, Mrs. Bull, Mr. and Mrs. Melo Haskell, Mioses Foguu - dus, Charles W. King, Dr. and Mrs. Dwight Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. A. Turner, Mr. aud Mrs. Georgo Turner, Dr. L. Malcom Bristow, Mr. and Mrs. Franco Barr, Mrs. Briatow, Mr. Barr, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Courtney, Mr. and Mrs. H. L Mygott, Mrs. C. A. Tnrnor, Miss Carrie Turner, Mrs. Oran Austin, Misa Austin, Miss A. E. Austin, R; - .v. Sylvester Malone, Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs. William King, Misses King of New York, Mrs. Hamm, Misses Hamm, Dr. and Mrs. C. C. Lee, Dr. aud Mm. Ralph Waldo, Mrs. James Diamond, Dr. and Mrs. A. T. Hills, Mr. and Mra. Charles McDonald, Mr. and Mrs. Frances Hunter, Mr. and Mrs. C. Perogo, Mr. and Mra. M. Plummet', Dr. and Mrs. A, R. McMichncl, Mr. and Mrs. Union Adams, Rev. and Mrs. D. Townsend, Mrs. M. Cowman, Mr. and .Mrs. W. P. Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. F. Hender son, Mr. and Mrs. Maccrery, Miss Bocgler, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Kallock, Dr. E. Hoffman, Mrs. John Horn, Miss J. Cox, It. Howor, Mr. and Mrs. Fenii Dr. Thomas Ward, Dr. Charles Garrison, Dr Charles Ransorae, Dr. Leroy Brown, Dr. A. W. Palmer, Dr. A. H. Travels, Dr. J. 1). Kennedy; Mrs. M. C. Dickinson of Biughamton, N. Y.; Dr II. H. Schroeder, Dr. Raymond, Dr. aud .Mrs. E. J. Ware, William Wave, Dr. E. S. Oraigen, Dr George Jarman, Dr. E. F. Tucker, Dr. John Crosby, Dr. and Mrs. A. T. Weston, Alfred Bond Mr. and Mrs. M. Seaver, the Misses Carey, Mr. Carey, Thomas Lewis, Leo Lippmau Miss Lipp'iian, A. Hambreoht, B. Heott, Thomas Timpson, Misses Timason, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sibley, Mr. mid Mra. N. Kellogg, Mr. Lnquoer, Mr. and Mrs. F. Riddle, Dr. L. Dessar, Mr. and Mrs. Charlea Fuller, Jlr. and Mrs. Tracy, A. Ammon, General and Mrs. I. S. Catiin, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Graves, Stowa Ambler, Miss Dou nolly, Misues Quint;, Mr. and Mrs. Foley, Mr. and Mrs. William Piimioy, Miss Plimiey, Mr and Mrs. KaulTmat), Mr. and Mrs. F. C White, Miss A. E. White, Miss Laura Curtis, Miss Hattio licwis, Mr. and Mrs. 0. Trevett Miss H. Diugley, Mis.s Dingier, Dr. jid.1 Mrs. Bentley, Mrs. Carrie Western, Miss Western, E. Western, 3Ir. and 3Irs. Stephen Simmon. - ). - )!! Charles Simmonson, Mrs. L. Culver, Charles Culver, Fre ierick Martinez, Mr. tuuLJlrt. M. Martinez, Rev. and Mrs. Houghton, Rev. and Mrs. E. P. Spraguo, Mr. and Mrs. H. Allen, Mr and IWra. GeorgG Law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cowan of Chicago, J. Terrill, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Robinson of St. Paul, Minn.; Mr. ami Mrs. Lewis Robinson, Dr. E. Spencer, Mr. mid Mrs. Hiram Cool of Saratoga Springs, Miss J. Cool of Saratoga Springs, Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Pryne, Mr. and Mrs. Bobbins of Glens Falls, N. Y.; E. W. Martin, W. G. Fox, Miss Gros - yonor, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hevoy. Mr. and Mrs. Marks of Binghamton, N. Y.; AngtiBtus Hewitt, Miss Banker. Captain 9. Smith, J. Car Captain and Mrs. Cortelyou, Jlr. and i'm. Jarass Bell, Mr. and Mrs. Pitley, Mis Pitloy, F. Pnley. Miss Jlacy, Mr. and Sirs. J. T. liluaohart, 31r. and Mrs. Thorn as King. D. Hopkins, Jlr. and Mra. J. W. Me.Farland. Mr. McNisb, Mrs. John A. Williams, H. W. Allen ot Mmneapoli: Minn.: Mayor ami Mrs. Jacob Downev of Denver, Coi.: Mr. and Mrs. Colo uf Al - bany, N. Y.; Colonel F. Copper, Major and Mrs. E. T. Mrs. W. P. Downs, j;r. and Marsh, Dr. Samuel Murtlsud, Dr. Lawson, Misses Gammon, Mr. and .and Mrs. F. ilrs. E. Gau - bert. Miss Blauvelt. .Mi Voaberg, Mrs. 1. Vail, Mr. George Bates of Hartford, Conn.; Dr . and Ball, Tills. Clement Cleveland, Dr. William I. Dr. K L. H. McGniuni. - .i. Dr. and Mrs. A. II. Bnok. manor, Mr. Flovd Nedey. Dr. T. Addis Eininett, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gibbons, Mr, and Mrs. Barton S. Weeken, Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Till'v, Mr. W. II. Van Colt, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Rice. Mr. and Mrs. F. Sutton, Mrs. Harriet Webb, Miss Helen Babeock, Mr. H. Babcouk, iIis L. Burt, Dr. and Mrs. Edward DoBann, Mr. and Mrs. Charlea Allen, Dr. George F. Brookes. Dr. Eugene Fuller, Dr. Goorge T. Harrison, Dr. H. Hanks, Dr. Nichol, Dr. N. Bozeman, Dr. N. Bozeman, jr.; Dr. and Mrs. Charles Duffy, Dr. ami Mrs. La - throp, William Koch, Mr. and Sirs. Georgo Rut - lodEO, Miss Martin, Hiss Shute, Mr. aud Mrs. 0. A. Welless Mr. and MrB. Henry Todd, Rev. and Mrs. S. M. Hegeman, Charles Egan, Miss Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Cornell, T. Burr, the Missos Bartlott, Mr. Bartlatt, Mr. and Mrs. Gorlach, Mil's Starr, Mr. ant! Mrs. F. Johnson, Miss Helen Johnson, Dr. Brown, Lewis Curtis, B. Sheiistone, Dr. Griffin. iTJluslng Siraiaerd. A ploasant afternoon wedding occurred at tha residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar J. P. Brainerd, 47 Lee avenue, yesterday, at 4:30 o'clock. The ocoasion waa the marriage of their daughter, Mary Francis Brainord, to Charles Albert Miss - iug of this city. The bride is a granddaughter of tho late Captain B. Francis. A largo number of relatives and friends witneaod the coromony, which took place in the tastefully deoo'ratod parlors. Tho Rev. Dr. John E. Adams of the Ross street Presbyterian church united the conplo in the bonds of matrimony. Tho brido was dressed iu a silvar gray faille gotvn and wore a brilliant pair of diamond earrings, the gift of the groom. MisB Hattio Bairdain, attired in a light sage green dross, waa tho maid of honor, and Edward C. Brainerd, a brother of tho bride, was best man. Mr. Harry Brainord and Mr. Frank Starkey actod as ushers. Tho bride was given away by hor fathor. After the guests had con - prratulatedMr. and Mrs. Missing an excellent supper was served. The couple left early is the evening for Philadelphia, whonoe they go to Norfolk, Va., and return, stopping in Washington. Tho guests danced until late iu the evening. Among thoso who woro M'csout were Mr. ami Mrs. Edgar J. P. Brainerd, Mrs. Eliza Misting, - Mrs. B. Francis, Mr. aud Mrs. William Bairdain, Miss Hattio Bairdain, John Missing, Jamos 33. Missing, Oharlos W. Missing and family, Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Brainerd, Mr. and Mrs. Silaf W. Brainerd, Miss Sileno Brainerd, Miss Ella Brainerd, Miss Lily Brainerd, Mra. E. Lounsberry, Mr. and Mra. William Lounsberry, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ryer - son, Miss Lavinia Missing, Mr. and Mr.;. A. J. Phillips, Mr. and Mrs, W. Melntyre, Mr. and Mra. William Phillips, Mr. aud Mrs. Wiiliam Knight and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Maxwell. Mr. and Mrs. George Phillips, Mra. Adeline Moscman. Jlr. and Mrs. W. T. Pell, Mr. and Mrs. Ai G. For - shsy and sous, Mrs. Cyuthia Adams. Mr. and Mra. H. Van Paauwert; Mr. and Mrs. U. W. LaiieJle. M. J. Bradley, Mr. and Mrs. 0. C. White, Miss Adelia K. Brainerd, Chauncoy C. Brainerd, Mra. H. Starkoy and MisB Emily B. Starkey, Frank Starkey, Miaa Anna Kipp, Miss Alice Barnes, Harry Brainord, Mrs. and Mrs. J. H. Brainerd, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Brainord, I!ev. John E. Adams, Miss A. K. Loar, Thomas P. Ball, Mr. and Mrs. I1 rederick Conyera, Alisa Holler, Mr. aud Mrs. George aud Miss Callahan, Mr. ami MrB. D. Bo - .vner, Mr. and Mrs. F. Clyde. Dr. and Mrs William M. L. Fiske, Colonel and Mra. Wilcox, B. Seaward, Mrs. Clement and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. William Wil - kius, Mr. and Mrs. Walker and family, Mr. and Mrs. N. Hunt, Mra. Emma Dean, Mr. and Mra. Walton and daughters. Miss Carrie Glover, Miss Annie Glover, Miss Julia Barberie, Mr. and Mrs. A. Francher, Mr. and Mra. Edwin Brainerd, Wilbur Braiuerd, Mrs. E. Gott, David Burns, Dexter Mulford, Miss Annio Bocatou, Miss Fannie Sio - bort, Miss Mary E. Knapp, Mr. and Mra. John Miller, Miss Lillie Greene, Mr. and Sirs. Edward Ferguson, Jlr. and Mrs. John P. Wyntt and Mr. and Mrs. H. Doane. lrs, Willlniux and .Tlr. FUayer Receive. Mra. John Willia ma and Mra. John R. Thayer gave a large reception at their residence, l'SS Washington park, yesterday afternoon and evon - ing. They were assisted in roooiviug by Mra. A. Ailing Rcoves of Newark, Mra. Townsend Thayer, tho Misses Phillips and Mrs. Theodora Crohen. The henso was handsomely decorated and a superb oollation was served. A stringed orchestra discoursed aweet muaic. Among those invited wero Mrs. W. 0. Kingsley, Mrs. SotU L. Keouoy, Mra. S. V. Lowell, Mra. W. H, Hazzard, Mr. and Mrs. W. H; II, Childa, Mrs. W. Fi. Phillip8, Mrs. A. C. Barnea, Mr. nud Mrs. Ray - nor of Now York, Miss Stewart of New York, Mrs. F.H.Owen of New York, Mrs.E. H.Johnson of New York, Miaa Johnson, Mrs. J. S. Miln, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Willis, Dr. and Mra. Oamau, Miss Trap - hagen, Miaa - Henael, F. Dana, Mra. John Morton, Clarke Morton, Miaa Morton, Misb Mangels, Mr. 'and Mrs. W. SSilicooka. Mr. and Mrs. IV W; Lowell. Mr. and - Mis John Spencer. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Rois, Mi and Mia H. Titua, "V. Bnedlkor, - Mr. and Mis William Hay ward, MrB, ; J; Wempie; Mr. and Mrs E Kalbfloiah, W. W. Goedrleli, Mr. mi d Mrs. T A Van Ideratine. Mr. and Mra. A. lote, Mt aud Mra T. Bon. Mr.,ah(l Mrs 8. - Waldron, Mr. alid Mrs Spencer - Baldwm, A..;W HigBlav 'wrt'.DlJwsejr, W. HenBhasv. WOMEN CONFER On Methods of Conducting Missionary Work. Annual Convention of Delegates From Eoformed Churches of the North Classls of Long Island in the Kent Street Charon - Papers and Addresses by Mrs. Margaret E. Saugster and Others. Women from many churches and charitable and missionary organizations occupied platform and pews yeaterday aftoruoon in the Kant Btreet Beformod chnrob, and diaenased miasienary topics through tho day and through the evening, their chief object being to got at the beat method in which Christian women could do their nharo in the work of converting the heathen. A fow men woro there, but only by Dermissior., or. to put it a littlo moro soothingly, by invitation. But women conducted all the proceedings in their own way, and oven tho Rav. Lewis Frances, who gladly accepted an invitation to ocenpy his own pulpit platform and introduoe tho apeakera at their namea were preseuted t him, showed his realization of tha fact that wamcn workers woro in full posseasion of the ohuroh aud obediently did aa he waa told. Tho occftBion was the fifth annual woman's missionary conference, convened by the committee of tho north clasais of Long Island. Mra. Rapelyea presided, Mrs. Harris was secretary and treasnrer, and most of tho churcheaof the classia were well represented. The hymn, "Jesua ahail reign, where o'er tho snu," wa8 sung, after which the llov. Lewis Frances, as pastor of the Kent Btraet church, effered prayer and delivered a brief address of welcome. Mrs. Ha - r'rs, aa secrotary and treasuror, first proseutod her own report and then read the list of delegates, who, aa their namea woro called, presented interesting reports on the foreign and domestic work accomplished in their own churohoa, r other organizntious.and the amount of money contributed for the work. Then another missionary hymn, "The Morning Light is Breaking," waa sung. Mrs. Margaret E. Sang - ator, the well known hymn writer, had been invited to represent the First Beformod church, ou Bedford avenue, and to deliver the principal address of tho afternoon. She waa nnablo to attend the conference, but sho sent a pauor and it was read y Mica Jennie itoborta. It tvaa en titled, "Missionary literature: bow to make it interesting; how to promote it circulatien." It ia as follows: In tho fow moments assigned for tho opening of a diactission oiva subject so vital and bo largo ij inn uo puKKiuiu io louuu oniy a iew poiiuu. n nac ao we mean by the phrase missionary literature' v do wp limit it to current publica tions auout missions, periodicals, weekly or monthly, which furnish tho reader with the freshest intelligence from tho freed, which is the wormy i.n uiese puperB and magazines thero are reports of work begun and carried ionvard of preaching tours, of ciuiet teaching iu village scnooia and larger summaries, of talks in zeua - nas to tittle audiences of eager women, oi hos pital work, so like that of the Master Himself as ailing bodieu aro healed and suffering alleviated - m snort, records ot the most unobtrusive, unselfish and earnest currying of the gospel to tno etuis or tjio earth. If tuta bo our personal limitation of tho term, thou mission ary literature - is, of all literature, the most interesting, jsvon the faet that mint be con fesssd, that busy missionaries do not always toll tnu mti& details tor which we at borne are long ing, and that tbo loners they send might some times De improved m style does not detract from the essential interest of tha theme. But we do not thus limit our subject. Another aspect oi mis lorm oi literature to which our eyes turn ia that including missionary biography. The mvmoii'it of missionaries compose tho honor roll of the heroes of tha cross. iineiiy to enumerate even a few of the most noted among ttiese books ot life, love and spirit ual victory is not possible here, but you must lemomoer tlioso which havo stirred and aided you the memoirs of Judson. of Harriet Wins - low, of Mra. Nassau, Mary Vau Lennep, Bishop rannion, xnsnop JUaiininglon and tho Jier John Pa to u. By hair breadth escapes, by consecrated self sacrifice, by exciting and dramatic situations and results accomplished, these last volumes tho two good aizo.l books wlimh tel! us of Dr. 1'atoti and the islands of tho sea conquered for Christ surpass any novel of the decade. Again, in missionary literature wa receive tue thoughtful argiiinnnta of Dr. Pteivoti clinched by an array of convincing st - tisties tho various books of travel, such as Dr. Gtitiia 'Mikado's Empire," Miss Gnrdoii - Cummings "At Home in Fife, ' Dr. Williams' books about. China and the evor increasing library that describes th immense kingdoms of Iudiu. Tin brief gmnce must convince any dispassionate person that tiieru is no luck of interest in tho literature ol missions. But, alas I it has to con tend net so much with tho antagonism of its foes aa Witu too indilteronca ot Us friends. Nothing is so hard to fight as inertia. It is like hurling mms - ius at a loatnoroeu, line snooting arrows into a loguank, to combat mere indifference. Iu your home and mine everybody clamors 'or tue ctaity piipor. now philosophically every body waits his or her turn to rend the Mixsiim Field and the Gleaner. It would 0a revolutionary, liiueuu, to propose tan (slopping, tor oconomy, ot one of the daily newspaper, but when oxponsea must do cue (lovrn tno voices aro laint tha! plead to keep tip Iho subscription to the missionary magazine. we can Dorrow it from Aunty,' or "Wo can do without it," in the excuse, Some peoplo absolutely forget to subscribe be. cause tl:e missionary paper cost - ; so little 50 cents or 25 cents. i'iio only way I know ot to promote tho greater circulation of missionary literature is the way of organized method and of individual appeal. Everybody's business is nonoay s nuiiuess. m eaon society, in each church, district tho families and appoint some faithful and conscientious person to call aud hs - licit subscriptions. Mothtrs havo not time for thia work, but young girls can easily a.snmo it ana maiie it siiecesstui. io insure tt:o reading oi me papers i would actvise talking over their contents at each auxiliary meeting, Ihe discussion being stimulated by Questions written on amis or papsraau aistrioufflrt oy the secretary I' or the missionary lives, of which I have spoken. wny not, nuy tnnm oy degrees lor yonr auxiliary's lending iiiirnry? i'ivecent a week from every meiuoer oi c tie society who will donate that sum outside of regular gift.; might no appropriated Io the purchase of oood missionary reading. Gradually buying now one, now another, book, your shelves wilt show a row ot precious treasures worth tneir weight in gold. Mra.'Aiidersan spoke on the tonic "What Ought a Missionary Society to Do to Its Own Church, First of Ali?" and dwelt on the need of greater efforts in domestic miasienary labor. She said that in common with otheru whoise hearts were in the cause she could not but fool gratified at the noble work that waa going on in foreign lands, but a little moro of effort and persistence and salt sacrifice was iteedod at homo. Tho "question box,'' oonducted by Mrs. E. B, Horton and juss C. Anderson, proved a treasure mineoi varied inr or .nation lor inquiring dele gates and others. Their written questions were publicly answered just - before tho closo of tho afternoon seBsion. Another hymn was eung, and after tho recitation, in concert, of tho Lord's prayer aud the singing of the Dorology, tha delegates and their friends wero hospitably en tertained by their sisters of tho Kout streat church, in the adjoining chapel building, where a collation was Borved. At thoovoning session tho Eev. Lewis Francos, who wa8 again asked to preaide, aB the represent ative f tho president offored prayer and spoke briefly. The choir of th3 church had all of its mombors assomVled in the organ loft and they led iu tho singing. An interesting address on homo raiaaion work was delivered by Mra. E. B. Morton. It had beon expoctoil that the Ilav. J. W. Conkliu of India would also deliver an ad - clresB, but Mr. OonKlin found it impossible to attend. Ilia piaos was taken by tho Rov. H. V. S. Peck of the Union theological aetniuary, who, although quite a young mm, ha3 spont four years iu the miasionary fields of Japau. Mr. Peck's detailed description of missionary work in Japan proved one of the most interesting foaturee of the conference. Ho was intensely in earnest, but his seriousness was at, timea rolieved by what soemod to be almost inadvertent humor, aa, for an example, when he reforrod to the hard lot of a long settled Christian misaiouary who had married a native, and who found his gospel work seriously obstructed by not only a heathen wife, but by a heathen mother in law as well. Ab a rule, howover, ho sai, tho European and Ameri can miasionarios, although in a torcigu laud and called upon for utiromitting labor and many self sacrifices, were encouraged by the feeling that tho great Christian church throughout tho world was at their back. Far different was tho lot of .tha native missionaries. They had, lo preach the word, surrendered fam ily and soeia! ties; their nearest friends regarded them coldly, as lucking in patriotism; they ouly saw a few Christian workers from other la nils aud consequently had no adequate conception of the vast body of Christian sympathizars across tho seas, and so their condition was ono of groat loneliness and almost mirtyrdom. Thoy had provou themsolvs in Japan an hgroic advance guard of tho army of tho church of God, and thoy woro entitled to tho sympathy, the prayo ra and tho support of God's people throughout tho world. The work of women misaiauariea in Japan was also briefly described, and tho speaker said that with so many ageucios at work Christian infliiencoa wero beginning to bo felt in unlooked for ways, although, of couras, tho groat body ef the people remaiusd unconverted. Far back in the mountains and also in city streets ho had seen native bnya who in some wny had picked up the Lord's prayer in their own language and conla recite it. Others had secured tranalationaof tho Now Testament. Ono native waa aoen reading from a mutilated cpy of the Testament in his own language - "It is ouly half of tho Testament." said Mr. Peck to tho native; "where is tho other haif?' "I gave it to a friend," waa the reply. "Ho was unable to got another oue.and as I did not want to lose all of mino I did tlio beat I could for him by tearing my book in half." Tho speaker mado a strong appeal for increased support of foreign miasioua. Now, be tho gospel banner in evory land un furled,'1 waa sung and votoa of thanka woro paaaed for tho spoeohca and the collation, and to tho pastor, officers and teachers of the Kent stvoot ohuroh Bud Sunday aohool. Tho next conference will bo in tho Old South Bushwiok church. ' SIXTY CHURCHES To o Occupied by tho V. M. C. A. Next : . Stmilay Evoluff. The Young Men'a Christian Aaaooiaiion baa arrauged to take the evaiifloHoal oluirbHoH in the oity. to tbo number of sixty, into itaapeciul confidence xext Sunday evening. It haa kindly o - x - ouaod the pastors of theso churohoa from pulpit duty in their own aceustomoil places for that oo oaaioni At eaoh ohuroh will bs a presiding rapri - Mutativs - if th SBPQtmuiOD, ; a sme diutiav guiahed or unucual speaker to preaont the interests of tha roauR men element and to appeal for Biioh assistance and co - operation aa may be deemed important. Rev. Dr. Meredith of the TompkinB avenue Congregational church will ba in Boston by exchange, and the Boston proacher will bo the speaker at that ohuroh in the evening At the Central Congregational churob, Rev. Dr. Behrends surrenders his pulpit for the evening to Rev. Dr. John Hall of 'New York, and will on thu same evening himself preaoh in the course of theological lectures in the Church of the Covenant, Now Yorkj AFFAIRS IN THE F0RTI - 3EVENTH REGIMENT. Tbc New Power Given to luc Execn. tiro Committed RegiBacntul Fair. Instead of the council of officers the executive committee of tho Forty - aoveuth regiment will hereafter transact ali tho business. The subordinate committees which, in the past, were ac - customed to make their roporta to the council, will now be heard by the executive committee, and both time and labor will be eared. The new system ia looked upon with favor by Colonel Kddy and the captains of the different companies. Lieutenant Colonel Hubbell presided last night at tho annual meeting of the executive committee. The only bnaineas was the appointment of committees for the year. Thoy are aa followa: Armory Captaina Libby and Fiah. Finance Captains Eddy and Quick. Entertainment Captain Liddlo and Lieutenant Hart. Hange Captains Christoffel and Tnpper. The executive committee will meet the firat Monday in eaoli month at tho armory, Maroy avenue, Hey ward and Lynch Ktrett. The ofUcera of tho regiment have decided to hold a fair for two weeks following Easter, the objeot being to raiae money sufficient for tho purchase of a distinctive uniform fer the regiment. Thota ia at present about $1,500 sub scribed to the uniform i'miri. . Captain Frank Lo Count of Company I and in spector of rifle practice, has issued the followim rules and regulations which will govern the con teat between tho compauiea for ths trophies of the year. 1. Open to teams of ten from eaeh company in unirorm, cap and blouse, hvo shots at ilOO yards standing and 500 vards urone. The team mak ing tho highest score and tho team making the second highest seoro at each match thall receive th first and second nrizes respectively. The teams winning tits nriz is the greater number of times sh - .ill become final owners of same. M. There shall bo hvo matches commencing Monday, February 3, and ending Friday, June z - t. lao senior ollieer preseut will net as execu tive orneer and oertity to all snores. Tue teams will shoot as follows: Companies D aud K. Mondays. February I March 28, April 25. May 23 and June !50; Companies A and G, Tuesdays, February 213, March 20, April 20, May ;4 and June 21; Companies i. anil i, Thursdays. February 25. March 31, April 2H, May 20 and June 2'.!; Campania 1 amll', rrida.vs, February 28, April 1, April 2U May 27 and Juno 24. 3. The company having the first prize 1801 will bo Permitted to ' havo live men oniy of th 1891 team in the matches. There shall be no outry fee, but all ammunition shall bo paid for by tha companies competing. All i cores must be banded to the inspector of riflfi practice, wno will keen a rocord of the same. In case of a tie be tween tcnniH winning prizes tlio same number of times an extra match Bball determine the ownership. Itulea and regulations of the national rillc association shall govern the matches. F. J. l.K Codst, Captain and Inspector of liille Practice. Captains Libby, Liddlo and Tupper are representing the regiment at tho National - guard con vention in Albany, N. Y. Compauy E, Captain Quick, and the Prospect barriers will hold a joint Bet of games at the armory February 27. The following ia the com mittee of arrangements: Regiment, Captain Quick, Lientenaut Englehardt, Sergeant Miller Corporal Dickinson and Private Thomaselli; har riers, J. H. Mellor, Charles Keeaeman, E. B.Whit - Mch, Frank Kuhlko and H. A. Sibley. The events wilt include a foot ball match (a novelty and ts bo tried for the first time), 75 yard dash 440 yards, 1,000 yards and mile ruin, 1 mile walk, all handicap, and one - half mih novice, scratch. A gold, silver and bronze medal will bo awarded to the winners in eaah event. The ciitrios close February 20 with Lieutenant Euglehardt, at the armory, or J. H. Mellor,' at 1,008 Fulton street. Colonel Eddy has in mind a man for tho posi tion af adjutant, now vacant, and the appoint ment will be made in the course of a week. THE RED CROSS SOCIETY. An EtctcrcutimcHt uireu in Its Aid at Aivocintien IS all. At Association hall. Fulton and Bond streets last evening waa given an entertainment for the benefit of the Red cross society. A large nu dieuce manifested its interest by encoring every one who participated. The following was tho programme: Heading by Will Carleton, "Death Bridge of tho Tay," "Elder Lamb's Donation"; piano solo, ballade, Chante Polonaise, Misa Val - esca Franek; solo, aria from "Taunhausm'," "0, thou sublime, sweet evening star," Edward Seblomann; violin solo, "Carnival of Venice, Zachary Taylor; song, "O Lass Dich Ifalten, Geldne Stuudc," "Fruehhugsliod," Miss Johanna Each; reading, "The First Settler's Story,'' 'The Threo Lovers," Mr. Carleton. At this point Rev. Ralph Kenyon took tho platform and explained briefly the oblacts of the sociaty. Miss Franek foilowod with a piano solo. Miaa Bach and Mr. Schlomann rendered a duot. There was a violin solo by Mr. Taylor and the entertainment con eluded with a reading, ' Picnic Sam," "Base Bill Under Difficulties," by Jlr. Carleton. Robert Thai - Ion waa tho accompanist. Mr.Carletou'a selections wero from his own works and were pathetic anil humorous. His interpretation of them was tender and oloquont. In patho3 he ia sympa thetie, in humor enlivening. Misa Franek was tho recipient of much applause for her careful and brilliant oiano soloa. Edward Schlomann ia the possessor of a true, deep, powerful bass voice, and .Mr. Taylor iB a violinist of strength and merit. Miss Bach is tho possessor of a voice of good compass and rich tone. She aaug with beauty and truthfulness. A reception was hold iu the Young Men Christian Association parlors and to all who attended the members of the suoiety explained in detail its workings. The objects of the organiza tion as there set forth are: To teach ready methods of rendering temporary aid to tha sick and injured; to givo instruction in home nursing and the laws of health. The sooiety, which was incorporated iu 18SS, has its headquarters at 105 Montague street. Its officers are 11. IJ. Delatour, M. D., president; Miss Emma C. Low, vice president; Frank "W. Shaw, M. 0., medioal director; H. Plympton, M. D., chief medical examiner; Mins Clara A. Matthews, secretory; Mrs. D. P. Darling, treasuror. There is also a board of twonty - ouo managers. TWO TliUST COHPASIKS ELECT OFFICbRS, And tho People's ('ha8es its Cti vide mis l - riim Semi Annual ts t:ulerty. The truatee - i of the People's trust company held their annual mooting yesterday morning for flie election of officers. They also decided to pay dividende quarterly instead of semiannual ly. Tho firat payment under the new rule will be made on February 1, when a divideud of 2 per 'cent, will be paid. Tho officers re - elected wore : President, Felix Campbell; first vice preaidout, Jacob G. Dettmer; second vioo president, Horace J. Morse; executive committee, Eusrene G. Black ford, chairman; Henry J. Cullen, Jr., Daniel F. Lotvis and Edward B. Bartlott. The board of trustees of tho Ilatmitnn trust company mot tho samo morning and elected offi cers for the coming year. Silas B. Dutoher was re - eiocted provident; Yt'illian II. T,ror, first vieo president; Allrou J. Jt'onch, second vice preaidout and chairman of the executive commit tee. The other mombors of this committee elect ed wero William H. Lyon, Charlea W. Belts, Henry N, Whitney, John C. Maguire, Silas B. Dntchtr and Charles Cooper. A Bid BMIFF I BS 1 SHALL STRAL. Cuitno Gordo. 111., January 21, A mysterious stranger came to town yesterday with a gigantic plan for a nen depot building with a ISO foot front that he sain waa soon to be erooted. Ho bargained with a brick maker for 200,000 bricks, with a lumber dealer fftr$ worth of lumber, and hired t8;uasters I put the material on tho ground that lie marked off. He ihon borrowed $1.75 of his landlady antl tool; tho first train out of town. Ha was followed, but as yet haa not been captured. I,OrKHKXTS FKflJI THE CRAIM.E. Woodstock, III., January 21. Three children, William Hayes, Louisa Kline and Graco Scott, aged about 16 years, wero arrested hero yeaterday in response to a telegram from Elgin, the marshal of whioh city arrived on tho train and returned them to their homes. The children bad conolnded they wonld elope and go to Genoa Junction, Wis., and get married. Que of tho girla accompaniod as a witness. KISUS COtiSTr KLar.U'KD DIKECTOKS. The Btookholdera of the Kings county elev atod railroad company hold their annual meeting yostorday at the offices of the company, Ful ton street ajid Court square, ino following hoard of directors was elected: James Jourdau, Jamoa H. Frothingham, L. A. Abbutt, Wendel Gordon, Henry A. Robinson, August Belmont, W. A. Read, Jamoa O. Sheldon and S. Newton Smith. At the same timo W. R. Syme, G. H. Wirtli .iiid'H. S. Abbott were olectod inspectors of election. o A HOHUHKM F(lt (SKXKSUIj iVAKBR.X. Tho committee appointed by G. K. Warren post No. 280, G. A. R., for th purpose of erecting a monument to the hero of Little Round Top, Gettysburg, haa nearly completed ita labors. ;The p'.aater bust made by Henry ISaerer of this city has beon aocantbd aud paid .for and ia now in tha hands of a bronze company to bo east. Luia . Wiobo is secretary f the monument committee. A JJf.AKKMlS KKHIOUSLY 1.Y1UKBI). Thomas Savage, roaidihg on Willow street, Ja maica, employed as a driller by the Long Island railroad company,' while engaged shifting oara in tho Jamaioa yard Tuesday night, was caught botweon two oars and seriously injured. Hi nba were crushed and his arm broken. A short time agq Savage'B 7 year old aon atvay ed from bomei und Whtlo playing on the railraad track at Rooira, - wy Junotion wm killed by passihg tiaiu. . OVER HURDLES.! A Brilliant Night at the aiding and Driving Club. :..:'.. The Jumping Contests Brought OnlV; Large Attendance of Society People. Mr. Woodward's Shrewsbury Carrietfi Off First Honors, but the Crack Jump. ers Were All There and Did Themselves and Their Riders Proud. ! The Wednesday eveniugs at the riding and driving club have leaped into extreme popularity, and the big riding academy near the park circla was orowded laBt night iu every part with people well known in Brooklyn society. The ' specSr ' attraction waa the aeries of jumping contests an - ; nounced some time Bince. Moat of the crack'? jumping horses of the club took part, and younij Woodward's Shrewsbury won silver anura for hfi rider and for himself cheers that mado the clul house ring for the gallant way in which ho too the five foot gate, with an inch or twotoaparo while several of hia competitors had strewed the . tan bark with the rails they could not clear. Although the lumping waa tho chief feature of the evening and crowded the galleries and the walk abont the track, the ride to muaic which preceded the lumping for an hour was spirited and interesting. Girls who had danced c" night at the Iplietonga ball appeared fresh and smiling, aud showed that a rbiing habit and hat ia not a leas becoming robo for beauty than evening dress and a fan. Those who took part iu tho music ride were Alexander Barrio, Miss Koop, A. G. Webber. Miaa Powell. Vf. O. Haven. Miss Haven, T. L - Woodruff, Mrs. Weoma. F. Booraom, Miaa Southard, G. li. Barnes, Jliss Barnes, Mr. Matthewaon. Miss Matthowaon, H, Bowers, Miss GracC" Brooks, J. H. Hart, Miss Hart, - Mm., " Gibb. Miss Lockitt, Mr. IS. Daniell, F. Beard,' 1 Misa Southard, F. P. Fiak, Misi Ileod, Frank Booraem, Miss Jessie Ayres, F. W. Wal - 'f bridge. Miss Burns, W. G. Ayres, Miss Adela Kenyon, G. Wissuer, Hiss Claudia Sherwell, G. W. Kenyon, Mr. Palmor, H. G. Hull, F. T. 8tinva ' J. II. Smith, J. A. Ayres, J. H. Williams, A?S. - Duryea, L. A. Condict, F. li. Dodge, TUomaa T. ; Barr, Mr. Walsh and Mr. Pcabody. There were threo contests tu which prizes had i been offered. Iu the first class, ovar hurdles 3 , feet ti, for women ri iers, there was but one entry. Miss Estello Kenyon appeared ou hor handsome 1 0 hands bay, Jack, and took tho hurdles so handsomely a - ml easily that she elicited aen - : eral admiration. The prize which sho won was a handsome pair of lace pins. Iu the second class, a Jump over three hurdles, also 0 feet 0 with brushea, there were four con - tesUuts W. S. Peters entered Bay Bum, J. T. 1'irie, jr., Bosebud; Frank Beard, llafua, and H. A. Husted The Fop. Tne contest batwean Bufna aud Boaebttd was close. Mr. Beard's horse won the more general admiration, but iu the contest for points Mr. Pirio's was slightly ahead and took ' the first prize, a haudsome whip. Tho crop, which waa the second prize, went to Mr. Bard. Then caino tho high jumping, which proved tho most exciting event of the winter in the club. A gate was set up in the center of tho tan bark. Tho to? rail at first was four feet high, but it was raised three inches at a time until five feet was reached, the highest rail which has been set at the club, aud so near the limit of safety as to add excitement to tho match. The bntrisa were: 11. Woodward's Shrewsbury, R. Beard's Twiukle, ('. II. liobbins' Bagdad, H. Maxwell's Beau Brunitnel, 0. H. Simmons' Don and E. H. Barnes' Duke. All tho horses cleared the bar at four feet before it was raised, and each rider hud threo trials at each height if his horse refused to take the gate or touched it in crossing. Tho 4 feet, 4 feet 3 and 4 feet 0 inch contests went along smoothly enough, though oecasisnally an obstinate animal would deoliuo to take the gate or a hoof would ring against fei upper rail. Iu the last, two bouts, however, tha work had bi - come saiious, and occasionally a nervous horse would distinguish itself by scattering two or three rails over tho tan bark. Mot of the jumi'S wero Burpiisiugly good, aud there was not a horse which did not go over tha rail at five feet, though somo of thorn scratched. Popular favor soon settled down to Woodward and Bobbins among the riders. Shrewesbury is said to have cleared a gate at sis fest, and was plainly tho best horse in the ring. But Bobbins is a rider f experience, and he lifted hia horse over a bar in a skillful way that called out round after rund of applanse.. No skill, however, cauld overcome tho atrength and case with trhieli Shrewsbury took the fiva foot bar, and the feat called out cheers and bravos as well as applause. Both tho horse aud his rider wero again cheered when the judges awarded to them the first prize, a pair of silver spurs. The second prize went to Mr. Barnea' Duke and ths third to Mr. Beard's Twinkle. Tho judges woro William II. Force, O. Kothmaler aud W. N. Dykmsn. A few o: tho spectators present were Mr. and Mrs. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Flatuen B. Candler, Mrs. Rich - .rda, W. H. Male, George II. Prentiss, W. H. Force, 0. Rothraaler, Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Buchanan, Dr. Whitney, Dr. ilathewaon, Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Boody, . Mr. and Mrs. John Gibb, ths Misses Gibb, Howard Gibb, Mr. and Mrs. J. V. 0. Bouraera, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pv. Smith, Mr. aud Mrs. P. Buxton, Mr. and Mra. James H. Hart, Miss Hart, E. A. Dinzey, A. J. Sheldon. Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Jahn, 0. C. Dike, W. V. Hester, A. R. Probasco, Mr. and Mrs, C. Doremns, Miss Doremua, Mr. and Mra. li. Bttrris, Misa Burris, Mr. and Mrs. Li - conos, Mrs. and Miss B:i::h, Mr. and Mrs. Piatt, Mr - and Mrs. William M. Dykman, Jlr. aud Mra. Matliesoii, tho Misaes V;in Auden, Miss Huntington, Mr. aud Mrs. Sturgis Coffin, Colonel and Mrs. Manchester, Mr. and Mra. It. H. Woems, C. llickerson, jr.; E. II. Frank, jr.; General and Mrs. J. B. Woodward, Mr. and Mra. F. E. liassett. Mr. and Mra. Edward Hinmau, Misaes Falknor, M. Hinmau, John Carpenter, Miss Treat, Misa Hubbard, Mr, and Mrs. George E. Fabya, Mra. James E. Hayes, Misa Hayes, L. Hayes, Mr. Webster, Mr. and Mrs. Adolphe E. Smylie, Dr. II. A. Tuofcor, jr., Mr. and Mrs. Percy G. Williams, St. John Wood, J. Frederick Pearaall, Mra. William Beard aud Mr. and Mrs. W. Hayward, Mr. and Mra. Alexander Cameron, Jlr. and Mra, A. S. Swan, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gibb, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Stoddard, H. A. Patterson, Mr. and Mra. J. M. Shaw, B. B. Woods - ard, Georgo M. 01 - cott, George H. Ripley and Miss Ripley. The entertainment uest Wednesday night will ba a pumpkin race, in which each rider must dis - ; mount, pick up a pumpkin, remount and retain his slippery burden till tho end of the race. The executive committee nave decided to allow members the use of the club houao for dancing. Application has already been mado for a dauce on February 11. DIET WANT SEWEIt CONNECTION. Wyckoff lEeiglK Improvement Assoc!, ndoii '1'alie! Action. The Wyckoff heights improvement aaaeoiation of Queens county held ita second meeting in. Engclbich's Wyckoff heights hall, 134 Wyckoff avenue. The attendance of members and pron - drty owners waa largo. August Mailer, the chairman, in opening tlio meeting, said that if it was the intention of tlio ' property oiTiiers to improve and mak8 their prop - J erly more valuablo they should have water, luwer aud gas connection. Tho committee should :' at once wait upon the highway commissioners aud supervisors to obtain their periniesion, and tho contractors about building the sowers and laying the water mama. They need not, he added, expect tho aut!iritioa of Newtown to make any improvements. ... Adolph Nesf said that they oould only succeed i bynnilodand energetic action. After March it :: would bo impossible for them to obtain permission for the building of a sewer through tbo land near the orek, as it ia lraaed as farm land. The creek is tlio contemplated outlet for tho sewerage. A new sewer committee, aa follows, "vaB - ".:.V'V pointed: Adam Welteu, A. Neaf, .August Muller. Another committee, con - dating of II. Steurer, J. Kos.nberg and Charles Wahlcr, was appointed to wait upon property ownoio on Woodward avenue and ascertain their views on running a sewer through th - U thoroughfare, and invito thorn to Join the association. Addresses were made favoring the improve ments by several merabirs, after which an ad journment was taken. 1IUKTKA Sel'lETl ASNiVHKSAni. Tho first anniversary of the Duvyea debating society was cotew.tteu at ilia residence ot its president, F. 1. Duryea, 61 rs Halsoy street. The executive committee, which waa in charge, had prenarod an interesting programme, whioh was cleverly interpreted by Cheater Baobe, F. P. Dur - ' yea, W. Ashlnn, Frederick Bauer, A. J. Young, W. SiW. - ste.r, 0. J. Blauthom, B. Blood and W. Douloa. A debate, "Besotved, That General R. E. Leo showed more coueralahip tkan General, V. S. Grant," was d - cided in the aflirmative. A flash light photograph of the company was taken before auppsr. (IKAVKSK.tD PiKB tSill.NE (WKPAJtY. The recent fire whioh destroyed the grocery and toed storo of H. P. K - me and threatened the Brooklyn race tn.ek property haa aroused tho residents ot tho neighborhood, antl they havo ' held meetings looking to in organization of a hook and ladder und bucket compauy, to bo known as the Grai'oxend lire company. Such men as Charles S. Vooriiecs, ,T. S. Strykerand others aro at - the head of the movement, which includes the building of an engiufe houso near Kinsi; Highway. The jockey club is espeeted ta contribute to Ihe cost. ' - .! - .' - TVTl'.VfT. (SIXTH WlKtt RUiLllKIiS ACOCSEB. Court Officer Shanghnessy Tuesday 'arrested Louis and Charlea Hither, two 'i'weuty - afslb ward biiildora, and arraigued thorn before Justice Cou - nolly yesterday on a chargo of assault in the third decree. Ths accmar waa Jacob Wttzach - nowski, who, livea on Chester street, noar Belmont avenue - The latter olMmt.; that tor no cause what, over the Ratnera stoppadYiitiu on liia street on Monday ami. neat: him with thoir flats. - . The ao. , euscd denied the chttrgo ftud fuiniihcd BtU ppudiuff trial. 1 4W,fJfffiRS)!l&s - fSvv4'ieJ. 1 - V iuMol lrr& V JS) .A.

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