New-York Tribune from New York, New York on September 3, 1899 · 20
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FERRYBOATS OLD AND NEV trWIX SCREWS STEEL HELLS AND 1"IK TRIO LIGHTS IN" THE LATEST CRAFT. *TUK. P!-m.A!>' T ] MI A ANI? n'I,Tc\'S I'lKS BOAT! 'DORK VANDERBILT ANI? TH- V ISLAND UNI Th?> m^??t striking thins; N pr-York to -, ? rives In the ?ity from the oppoelt side of th? North Rlv? r the fl Even the 1 noi arouse th? inform?t or pmenl ie and nov?. ?*-,.? -t tr? the visitor, Afl ? ;>?*i quarters ?uni close air of a railroad trail th* ferryl ellght !Co pe-rt of the Ions journey by rail to the metropolis Is so \ Is little ai ns li were, on the threshold of a new pxlst? . ? - dins fhe traveller n brief int.-rv InK repose and undtsturb. 1 thought He smoothes s brow ? les across the str*-nm. an 1 stands ration until the clanking of the wind M Ice In the ferry ??lip trouc-s 1 h from his rev? ria and prepare? him for th?i burly burly ? f the Th? hie long black slips. h*,ndine Renfly ns ' th?- i? ?;>? rrtrtken them; the bridgea, with their ropes ai . - mlns and pulleys, all rnrtk- J Injt It so farilo to moor ihe boat, ani the heavy j A MODERN FERRYBOAT. trucks and to'?ln? drnupht horses ar1 th* crowds < ?re net to he forpnttrn. They nre ever after? ward foremost In hla fir*t impressions of Nsw ?Yr,vk Th?- ferryboats r,n the North Rlv*r. particular? ly those on th" mutes where the traffic Is hea\ fest, hnve r*?:i( lied nn advanced stape of 1m j-rovrni' r.t. and mnny of them are ba-idsomely on ' Inted, while no pf.ins have been spared to ?nuke them swift and stanch. All the up to date Tioats have, double decks, with twin screws on ?T'ther <nd. while all wood construction below Th* de? k has been abandoned, for Are Is nn ?*>ver n*?nactng element of tenser. The Penn? sylvania Railroad has the largtst fleet of ferry Voata on the river. They com? under the head ?Of floatItib: equipment, and are In charge of a <l.partment chief Four of ltu boats are almost new, and are perhaps the best equipped and Nal appointed vessels of thfvlr kind afloat. They are not the only modern boats on the river, how ev. r. for the ?"entrai Railroad of New-Jersey, ilie Erie ?nd the Hoboken Ferry Company have Bvwne sup-rb ' raft. The fMir boats of most recent dt-sltm owned by ilic Pennsylvania are the St. Louis, the New Brunswb k. tli' Pitts) urg and the Philadelphia Th? y }.i" substantially alike in appearance. al? though the Philadelphia was finished last, nnd ?s a ferryboat nmy he paid to be the latest thin? out. Mm is not a handsome addition to marine Satchltecturs by any means. There Is nothlnp that suiiatests the romance of the aes <>r the poetry "i ?.hips about ner, but for all that she 1* a stanch, trim looking craft, shipshape to a lies-ree. as ferryboats go She Is painted the <iull red color characteristic of all the Penn THE NASSAU, im. ??ylvnnla b'.ats, lut massive timb.-rs and a gen? eral eppesrsne? of greal power mark the Phila? delphia snd hi r slater bosta Theh .-n'nins srs epaclors. > .- :,, ,.,.,., ration and scrupu? lously nes1 ']" - phi adelphla is 306 rest Ions, *KT. feet I"-."i and IT feel in depth. There is a ?-a i in or either side ?-f th?> lower deck, while the saloon deck above Is resched by stairways ?*?*?''' Q ? * approsche? at eithrr end. The decorations <.f th?- cabins are of maliOKany and White pine, with s'alf?. moulded panels and caps. ?The floors arc <o\ptT.d with Interlocking rubber tile, which is hoi h noiseless and sanitary. There nre aeats in the cabins for ?a"*? persons, and K'nrvflinK room Tor two thousand more. The boat is drty, n by four screw?. H pair being ?t either end? These are operated by two s??ts of three-cylinder compound entines Steam is sup plled by four water tube ixillets. which afford a pressure of two hundred pounds Sh? can make fifteen ?m!? s an hour, and covers the distance between Jersey ?'ity and Twenty-thlrd-Bt , Manhattan. ,n fifteen minutes. The Philadel? phia Is lighted by electricity, and has duplicate engines and generators to supply ii?-ht in ?-a?.* one set of apparatus sh??uid break down Her Steering ?ear is corked bv steam. Her hull is < ' <-r?eJ, throughout and her construction was especially strong. In order the better to resist daman?- from collision. The hull is dl \ided into water ti^ht compartments, and now. erf?il fire and hl)?e pimp* have been Installed, to be us. d In cas*- of fii?- or a leak in the hold. N?. *,v?i.,n BaOaOW TH1 DECK Tlierr- 1? im who??, below the d<*ek, while the d*' k itself ia at stee). covered with wood These boats ate h-alerl with hot air. Which 1s deliverer! at all point* of the cabin* In volume The heat Jnp spparstUS admit* of any temperature de aired ?nd insures a change of air throughout th* vessel everv five minutes The air Is driven ?nver coils and heater! and the degree of heat Is regntetcd by the number of c?lls used In ex treme weatner ail of them mav he connected, but In moderate w*n?her a few of them only are Ifcested j jBa?? tv.in screw festurs of these bosts Is con- ? j stdrred by the officials of the company th. Ktepitest Improvement over the old time era I ft facilitates the passage of tin- boats m ai ont of the ?lips, and there uro Instance? wh< the ofllclali ihlnk they have been of great se .lis w hlch Would re i talnly have taken piar, with the old tlmi ' die ??h?.-l boats The twin screws 'nak.- tl' ! boat? safei to navigate In everj waj Thei now eleven of them on th.- North River. Th j Pennsylvania Railroad has six, the H??bokc i ferry three, and the Central I r New [ Jersey two nnsyh anla's lai r ; i-'sos sixteen boats In all. Its ferries run fron the terminal In Jen I Twenty-third sts., Manhattan, .in. j to Fulton-st., Rrooklyn it also has a ferry be. ? tween Writ Thirteenth-?., Manhattan, and Bay-at . Jersey i 'it y The other fnrtrrles on the North niicr are ??,-. New Jersey ?'entrai, which' runs boats from I Cemmunlpaw to Llherty-st., Manhattan, and to PThttehall-st (South Ferry); the Erie, i i i fioin Chambers and Twenty-third sts lo Pa | vonla-ave., Jersey City; th. Hobol | from Barclay and Christopher eis., Manhs to Newark-st.. Hoboken, and fr>.ni West Four teenth-st. to Fourteenth-st., opposite; it,. West Shore runs ferried from Franklin and West For ty-second sis. to Weehawken, ami then there is ihe Fort Lea ferry, running from W< si i hundred-and-twenty-flfth-M., Manhai tan. Ferryboats are long lire?? They ?Jo not have f to keep up ?vlth the times. 11k? the ocean liners. and If they tire displaced at one point they may I answer for f-ervlee at another, where business Is not so brisk. The Pennsylvania's oldest hont, the J. ??. Parry, has been In service thirty-nine years, and she plies dally on the route from "West Thlrteenth-st.. Manhattan, to Ray-st .Jer? sey City. The Somerset, a boat belonging to the Union Ferry Company, which runs several Kast Kl ver lines, had a long and honorable service as a gunboat it. the Civil Wm. taking part In the# bombardment of Fort Fisher and numerous other engagements. The Soiithfield, of the Staten Island line, also saw service in the war, anu was sunk In the Mississippi in a bombardment. A now Soiithfield was built to take her place. There were rope ferryboats and ferryboats that were propelled by sails or paddles before : steam came into use. The rope principle Is an ] old one. In fact, the ferryboat Is ? ..-? of the j oldest craft known to history; even the ark was hardly any older. The ancient Egyptians had pope ferries. They would throw a rope across ? a stream from shore to shore, and then pull on the rope hand over hand, while if the distance were great sails and paddles were the pro? pelling power relied upon. King David rode In a ferryboat. It was in Absalom's rebellion that he and his household < rosse?! the Jor?lan by ferry, and the Bible bears testimony to that effect. Ropes could not to used on the Hudson and Fast riven, which were always open for ?hipping, and crossing was always a difficult and cumbersome proceeding until Fulton's lit? tle C'ermont ploughed the waters of the Hud 8i,n, and the ferryboat under the impulse of Fulton's genius became prominent as a typical New-York Harbor craft, as much Identified with Its life as the gondola 1* with that of Venice. A R1SKT TRIP IN WINTER The Hudson River 1n the last century was crossed by travellers only at ?reat risk, dis? comfort and delay. Blocks of ice filled the river from December until lato In March. The waves were high and covered with whitooaps when the tide ran against the wind. Before horseboats came in travellers were rowed across In scows. Previous to 1814 the only boats used on th<* Fas; River were rowboats, flat scows with sprit sails, or at best perlaguas, or two masted nail boats. At sla'k water the trip was comfortable | and <]Uk-k, but against a current or an angry sea the boatmen could make no headway. Some? times, baffled by wind or tide, a boat would f"!ch up at Oovrnor's Island, or far out of the way in the opposite direction. Boats loaded with cattle were In danger of upsetting. When the day I waa windy many persons would prefer to wait I until the sea moderated, and sometimes would Spend a day in one of the ferry houses b.-fure they crossed. Some of the dangers are described in the newspapers <.f the period. ?me aocount says: ?m the afternoon of January U I'M, there was an exciting scene in the East River. A Jem y ferryboat bad roi in the i.??-. and was so damaged that ii -unk almost Immediately, throwing the passenger? (eight In immtxii inio the wat-r. They wer? enabled to ^n on a cake of ice, which was carried b> the North River eddy around into the East River, All the slips being full ?if ice, It was wl*h difficulty that two or three small boats wen, gol out to attempt th?:lr nllef: hut the large fields of Ice, at that moment in motion, rendered ever) effort of the boatmen fruitless, und cul off every prospect of deliverance. A boat, however, with a crew of soldiers was able to follow them and us? ine ai) but one, a negro man. who was frosen to death. in 178. "The Independent Journal" says that: <m Saturday lust a ferryboat passing over from Brooklyn to this city was suddfinly overset. Tins accident la aaid to have been occasioned by tha shifting of on. of the boraes, of which there were I..o ?.- hoard. Which so Startled the rest tl:..' I . i all removed to one tide, win-n the boat Immecil ately mied. The pa ?gangers ?av#d themselves by ?Wimming until they were picked up "The Amer!, an Statesman" of May 27, 2801. publishes the following statement. Having seen several erroneous accounts in the paper? respecting the upsetting of th?. ferryboat at Kej Market, and being myself on board at the tut.? will tlinnk you to publish the following We started from Fulton Market fern s taira with little wind bul there was ,i prospect that the wind would blow very fresh, so that th*. passengers <le-ired the boatmen to brail up the ?ells, whl'-h they would not romply with i-toni* ?.r the pass.-iiK.Ts wished and talked of tnkiim rharg? ..r ih? boa) themselves We consider^ the t.'.iiinen Incapable of conducting the boat uwing to intoxication However, we concluded that no men would be employed In that business unless ""?'' ,*?'? capable of the task. bur. unfortunatHv ?? si >wi i them to proceed Tha riist gust that came upeei _?, .-.?a several of the passengers were I mi.(ilt.it.>lj lost Thera wrre |? the bo^t ahoiit !*"','."''__HSrS?i /'"*? w,,rr""i nnd five men w? re C.'.wi.d Six of us w.r. tnve4 ?,<-,?,. |?|?- on? hour and a half In the water ROATI rHOPKI.f.KD ht IIOBP'*? A beut the time that Fulton's steam ferryboat was put on the Kast River a new motive power was tried on the New ferry, at presenl the Tath erins ferry. "The Long island star" of April ?i 1814, gptaMng of the hoar-, initial trip, says: rue boat Is In nm reapecta similar to th.? Paulus Hook (Jersey ?try? rerryboati and ralcu? ?,.f.,l |o receive wagoni in 11,. same commodious ? ?ve? but the water wheel m tin ?entre is moved by eight horses. It crossed the river twelve times 1 during the day in from eight te ?lghuea minutes Il ),. averaging two hundr? ?? *??*. ...! un BgalnBl wind and tld? .. importan! acquli Th. ... i,.,,i ,-,.? er? 'i - Bblns nnd were in .mi , iperlor to the scows or perlsguss thej had replsced Those Oral Introduced "single .tillers." with ope li.m The doubll I ? ?.. . d by John Murphj Th* hosts , '.- ... i:|i two bulls, about f ? : .m and I over 1 on* deck ' Th" turned on a shaft between the and ibis shaft v. as made to revolve by means of cranks on .1 small wheel on *nh-r end .itii ,t large ? heel, whi'-h. wit 1j corresponding cranks, wa? moved around . in a clrcl? n or Iw enl I as .n a elder mill Mr. Murph* the .Hi?. \ changlm the horses The horse boats w? ii . lie : ? . me ??." rial ? idy a i number of ?ir?Ilnary r I r passengers who : were w llllng l<? pav a want to 1 th* larsei ;? .1 In 1811 and IM- two si bulM under Fulton's dlrectln til- ! In.!- ifler ' ? of u ;' ? 1 se on the I Kasl RM er "i~ 1.. t.. boats ? ? I twin i, ...d-li of them being tv t bulls unll.-d by a deck, 01 ?hat:? a 1 hol h ends and 10.o ? ??! ? ?i . 1 t-ith ? hat Ihej could ? r??*s recross without losing any time l?> turn? ing about. Pulton contrived th ittns docka for the reception of these boats and the s'lps by means of which Ihej are brought t" them without shock. Fulton says of his Invention: T'ie bo .' v ? |i h l sni no? ng a III have pom-? Important Improvement larlj In Ih* power of the engine 10 overcome 11 .. ebb-tides; from ?- other Improvements will tx n.a.le. sa In ?1 . other "> ? Invention* The pr< ?? 1 boat ero**** the river, which I* a mile *nd .1 half broad, when II Is ?slm In IS minute? ihe average time la .-' minutes She ha* had In h*r at one time elghl four wheeled carriages. 21 horse* and ?ne? pa seen aera, mu? could have taken MO p.rs-ms more. In 1654 th* cjty was empowered lo establish ferries, and in 1655 the ferry between the city and Nassau, or I/oiig Island, wss ?old by auction for thr*e years at oTti? guilders per annum Th? far" vas fixed at three Btuyvers, and Indians were to pay douhle far.? When die houndsrlea of New York ?.ver'- extended to Include th* whol? of Manhattan Island, by the pongan Royal charter, In 1688, th?4 city obtained the right to sell ferry franchises, dock and other privilege* In order to rala* revenue for the local government In 161*9 the ferry from New York to Tyopg Island brought 1175, Th? fare for passengers wa* a two-penny silver coin, 01 Its equivalent In wampum. aheap, one penny, hoes, two pence; horses, one shilling. Public itfflrisla passed free and boats were not required to cross during a tempest. Houses of entertainment were established at each end of the trip for the belated patrons. THF, FIRBT VANDBRRILT LINE. Ftaten Island had a regulnr ferry service a).nit the middle of the last century. About 1743 the city sold ferry right* to Sta?en Island for a few hundred dollars a year, and there was liitle competition down to th* close of the second war with ?Treat Rrltaln. Then a substantial farmer of the Island named Van derbflt ran a sloop across the Ray with hi* farm produce and any other frelg-ht he could get to carry. He established also a mor? regu? lar passenger service. His son. "Corned." an able-bodied working lad. assisted him later, and, with hi? industry added to his father's, they had a neef of coasting vessels In a few years They did not give up when steam came Into use, although the** had a sharp conflict j THE YORK. 1X1.1. with Fulton and Livingston, who owned cer? tain steam patents. Their husln?-ss from Van d.-rbilt's Landing was not large, and In lKIS "the Commodore," as the son was dubbed about that time, bought the Westervelt North Shore ferry, and secured the carrying Irade of the island. The Vanderbllts. however, were more eager to build up a short line be? tween Boston, New York an?l Philadelphia than to foster the little home enterprise, and "the Commodore" ran his boats from New York to New Brunswick for many years, where hi*, wife kept a bostlery, or Inn, helping thus to augment her husband's rapidly growing fort? une. <;<*orge Law bought the North Shore ferry, and In 1864 the Staten Island Railroad bought the East Shore ferryboats. The Westfl.-ld enl? arde of July 90, 1871, threw the company Into default, and the receiver sold its property to Georgs Law, except the boat Westfteld, which aas bought by Horace Th. all. They. |n turn. sold out to a company which took th?- name of the Staten Island Hallway. After the Civil War Commodore Vanderbllt's ferry and railroad passed Into the hands of his younger brother. Jacob H. Vanderbilt, Who remained Its president Until the Rapid Transit system absorbed It. In 1883-'84. There was a ferry war on the North Shore In \H~i\. when Commodore Oartier ?de? tained possession of the ferry against the old company. The boats were t.ought by .lohn H. Hlarln, who operated the ferry until l^M. INDIANS' OREEN VORTi DANCE. }VF.nn\r TREATMENT F?>R DRt'NKBKNESS. From The Knnsa.s <^tly Journal. All last week tiie Indians on the jackaos County Reservation engaged in their annual green corn .I (tire, a ceremonial thai is r*lia loua in it? char a.-t-r. Speaking of the da?e... "The Horion Head? light'' m\s. "These dances compris.? the religion of ihe Indian In them he seea a futur? existence and a brlghi hereafter or, the happy hunting grounds T?i'ty look upon these services a? in.- mean* bj w ilch th.? Greal Chief forgive* tlv-lr tr*spa?*e? and Ihelr sins, and they are just as Bin cere In their r. Ilglon as the mont devout Chrlatlana. They sing und dance, and we Imagine their feaata muai i.-> something like th?- nervtoei In the days of David, when Ihey s.--ng and danced 10 the Lord They do not lik? to be laughed at They do not like to have ihelr pictures taken, and they re??ni an\ attempt 1?. do so by any visitor. "No drunkenness Is allowed l.a-it Sunday while ii,. ,. r\ i .-n were cdnc on on? of ihe louni fel low*, tried i" come Into the dan.-e pavtlfon wl'h hi.? jdK. lb- ?Aas ordered away, bul would ?0i ??--?. wherei pon he wa* *;?ir??- r? In .-tiaip" by ?? ro-ipie ->f the grii..r.:i and we never sa* a mar u >d so in all our life Hi- hand* were lied behind him. his lab? ile.! loaeih.-r an?! then pulled up behind him until they reached hi- hands, and ihey thev were all tied together II?? waa then carried to the shade or s ' ii"?. where he was thrown to the ground like n Sli' k of wood and left In lie there until he ,-rmld sob? up and learn something in the bargain lie turn* over on hi* face ind Ihere h* la* unable to get bs? k or make a mm? V? lien his hinds wee untied he w.is as -u-.-.-nt as could i><-. A few sui h trsstmenta ua tally purs the wont ,-as.-s. mn?i they don't try I? Baa In " THF. 7 ft 1 \ SPL I \T\TIOX OF V,7,'l Fs. From The Medical Record Pr rie.jhen Peterson ?"American Journal of th? Medical Sciences." April), concludes a.? folio??-. First- Transplantation of a parfphsrsl nerve eeg m"nt to hrlilge over a gap between th,- two ends of a resected nerve is ? legitimate surglcsl proced? ure Second -Under favorable conditions at leas? psrtisl, and at times complete, restoration of sen sation atid motion may he expected 10 follow fhe operation Tfltrd Regeneration of the i.K.,n???;,(.., 1 peripheral end Is due to down growths from axle cylinders ?-f ihe ?entrai end Fourth Because of the slowness of the prr.es.? the lonr.-r ihe time ?fier ?rr.er.itloii the more favorable will be th?. r? subs Klfih S.n.-i'lon may return very earl\ after operation, and. as B rule, precedes return of mo lion. Sixth -This rapid return of sensation Is nol due to down grfjwtli of axis cylinder? ..r >a ran ductlvlty "f the tratifplanted fragment. Inn must he explain.-?] b\ collateral nerve suppb Seventh ii. mau> oaaea very r,?rl\ return of motion after transplantation max be due in vicarious RiOVi rients of other nvaB<*|es than those formerlj paralyaed, and not to a regeneration of the latter"* nerve B-ojipur?, Tories IN CALIFORNIA. ARCHITECTS I?) PASS OX PLAN'S FOR r.VIVKRSITY OF CAMFORNI \ I'.UI.O I \( ?S. |i i I i is | ST.IaailHMi . si ?; vi* i? i : i : i s \rn:< ti:i> in DISEASE. ... IMF rnu Snn -. S-pi I Mmh In', (??>-? has i famou ' ' * of the i i ' ? : ... .1 l. i'. ole ?!' s [leiltlX \ri I : . " ? i ? j ury Is i ;. geni .1 i '? i ' ' -. ?? l? ? h.- nal or.' : lllllldlng -, .'i s i i I , I '..i v With ample grounds . ? .n e X b 1111 :. ? ? i ' i. i . ? 111 ? i i i .. i ; I'l't thi ' deem ? ? Ml. ci- ' : h.i nu, .ii" uro Mrs Phiehe Heat si gave s|??hhn. t.., the and ?h-1 I?? ?t. th? i-osl ol I ansportatlnn and ? ?ntci-iainni. i.i ...' in.mmlsslon. She will also furnish the morns for the er'-etion of two _ THE HUME OF STR R. MT.EOD CAMERON. PT Y COVERED HOUSE IN MADISON-ATE. - tulldlngs. The entire cost Is estimated $7,000,000, This week three more regiments of volunte? were welcomed from Manila. These were m from Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. They w? received by i hr?-e delegations, headed by t ?Governor of each State, and march-ad thmu the streets, eacorted by the California regime nmi other volunteers at the Presidio. I Wednesday niKht llarket-st. was illuminated honor of the offlcsrs and crew of the cruiser Bo ton, who marched In a parade and then went a theaire party. The Mechanic*1 Institute Fair, which open. to-nlRht, has some original features that mal it worthy the attention of any tourist who mr 1 aaa through San Francisco In September. Illustrate* American expansion In the Orient 1 presenting a Filipino village and an Hawaii? hut, with natives of both Sandwich and I'hill| pine Islands, who portray native customs. lb s<id"s this, th.-re Is a hand of Filipino acrobat with th'-lr own band. The cornet player ?>f th ??and was Admita! Montojo'g orderly on the shi Reina Cristina, who gave the signal to take t the boats when the ship wns sunk by Dewey' guns. There Is also a fine ? vblbit of wigwam and native w?>rk by a tribe of Callfornl Indians. President I >a ?PI Starr Jordan, of Stanfor University, and a party of professors nave J?is returned from a month's outing in King's Hive canyon, In the hl?h Bierraa. This canyn i much wilder than the Yosemlt? Valley, but I not so Impressive, as Its mountain walls, thougl ?ViViO feet high, do not rise so abrupt ly. Vlewi from neighboring peaks are much finer, how ??\er. as the? ?ominaini a greater expanse o the Sierras. Dr. Jordan rega??s ihe view fron Mount Stanford, which is 14.100 feet high, SI the m???! remarkable he has ?ver seen. To th? south ii includes the Great Granite Lake Basin with forty-one Iskei in It. Mrs .Ionian accom panied her bus. ?m.i In all the hard mountain climbing. The theatres have suffered tbli w??ek from th? reaction from the popular excitement over th? reception of the California Volunteers Clay Cien ent has drawn fair houses at the Columbia In "T1t Nea Dominion." The Tivoli continue. the ?ran.) opera season, giving In ex<*elleul style this week "La Glaconda" and "Rlgoletto." Fflix More- is sppearing In one aci romedlea al the Orpheum. Work ??as begun tins week In building up ??? Brund-TSt. in block, bounded hy Rroadw i i id Vallejo Bteiner and Pierce sts Th.- '.lock win be covered with costly residence?, th? Ural il which will be occupied by E Aver) McCarthy The marine view from this lot la one of the fin? t in the city. Burr Chamberlain, of Vat", arrived this w??ek at Stanford, and will roach the university fool ball team this year. The team will be strong as !? will contain three men Burnett, Dol? u I r_avitt?who w.-nt t" the Philippine?, and ??bo will return It.II? ?_?? a? ?.i as mustered oui Th" freshman ''!?-'? al Stanford will number over four hundred The winning of IWO of the P?asete three-venr obl stakes of the American harn?*sa turf in one iw?k by Id ?lita - ive n n h satlsl ictlnn I ? <"'aii fomla ?porting men When Idollta was bought last vear by Bens tor Prank Jones, of Port?? mouth N ii. th.r>- wer? man) croakers ?vho said M.700, which he paid, was a fancy price for a ?-oit i bat had onlv Pain Alto breeding to recommend it The result has been a good sd? verUsstnent of California trotting stock, as Idollia Is sure to prove the largest money win? ner of th- s.-ason a mysterious disease, ??lu.-h hns attacked beet sugar plants In all parts of the State, is e?( ltlng much alarm, as || ma) serlousl) In? terfere with ihi? profitable Indus!n The leaves of the plant curl up and the l.eets do not ma? ture as they should No Insects were found by the experts, and 'he t ?-= n it s are agcribed In ciimatl?- Influences The pie factories ha?.- em? ployed three experts to mak?- a thorough In eestlgattcn On? tract ??f two thousand aofea in Monterey County, which should have yielded tuent)-five thousand tons, proved a total fall lire. This week the inrf;e-t beet sugar factory In the world 'as . i-en. I bv i Phis Bprerkela -? '.It. I?. . .' -, - -, 1? four thousand ton? of beets In twenty-four I ?tvoiua ixuju HxucU iM luiu, ox. ~u_u? an iua_*j?, ' mil it recluir?* twelve hundred bsrrels of crude ... run i he ma? hlnery foi Th.lie liatom bouse for .In -, In Importation ?ivr $7"AO<*0 was tsken in. the largeal monthly collei Mon msde m ten yes The salmon park on the Pacific Coast .?m , ages, of which .Mask i fin tn-ih I n .n (?m. , , ( 'olumbla and Si und each i ..... ... ? ? 'allfm nia banks ,,t ? ' m ??v.?;.??ii ixMl ii ?? ??. Th" re ? . .?t'jT. ..??)?."?" This Is 'h.. S The . reek 'o ....i.-.?! in :?i.<MHi :. ..... . . ? ? - . , ?(M.N| -, . is no i n r roi ered um >i >'. 'I'll r; WALLS "' I WO M ADISON-AVK PW1 LLINdS '?< ?MPLKTKI.*? HID I l:?.M VIEW ' A r* I | ll the i\y green." and a tiful on* .is well, and no better example of M ?? p >**1 hiIII eg of it- ci ?wth ?an (.<? found In parts than ..n the two hotis?.? in Madison ave and Thlrty-fourth-st. In th? corner house, No. 185 Madison-avo., Sir Roderick ?Oameror with his daughters, the Misses Margaret. Kitt and Isabel Cameron, and his two sons, Dunca Ewen and H. McLaeod Cameron, makes his win ter home. Everett Verg?te? Abbott and Alber Sprsgue Hard occupy No. 187 Madlson-ave., th house adjoining. A study of the picture aril ?how what is the actual reality, and that is tha from cornice to basement th?- houses are com pletely covered with clinging Ivy. Save for on or two bare spots at th.- bas.-, the buildings ar completely concealed, and nowhere reveal >> what material they are composed. It is a hous of ivy, and In superabundance of generosity th t?\ining plain has also covered the fence run ning to the stable, and. spreading over the wes wall of that building, has effaced It with a man tie of ??arm and living green The appearance of the house r**adlly brings f. mind th? long waged controversy as to th? h.alihy or unhealthy properties of ivy. Manj have held and hold that it is unhealthy, as i retains moisture for a far Linger time thar would the wall itself If rot so covered: that it? action on the supporting wall distinctly tend? toward the deterioration <>f the material ?>i which it is ?-.imposed, and that since it afford? innumerable nests for small birds. It bscomsi gradually undesirable from a sanitary point ol Vl? w . ? )n the other hand, believer? in both the beau? ty and utility of the plant assert that there Is nothing in its being unsanitary. an?l that in case of a :,tin the loaf so faces the storm that it throws the wat.r away from the wall itself, which in consequence is drier than one which do.s not support ivy. and no less an authority than the Enclycopeedls Britannica slates that there is no danger to the building material, so long as the plant does ti"t penetrate any fissure .?r eis k therein, but should it thrust Its way In, the natural and continuous expansion of its sev? eral par;? would hasten decay. Of ivy in gen? eral h gives this meed of praise: ' But a fair growth on a sound wall is. with? out an) exception whatever, b?n?ficiai. It pro? motes dryneaa and warmth, and reduces to a minimum the corrosive action of the atmos? phere, li is altogether as conservative as It is beautiful." T?RTCR1XQ PRI80XER8 tX IV S'GART. From 'I he Pall Mall tiaz.-tt.v Shocking ?iet.ills are given by a Vienna ?orre spoi ?. rt of the torture applied to three men and Mr.' women by th? icai authorities of the town of Mosca, near Komorn, In Hungary, in order tu fron ' m th. .-onfes-ion of a robbery they u committed, 'lie n.'?> win be tend in Eng laml with tie k-n.-t regret, for nowhere Is an Kngllshman mu I more welcome than in Hungary, m.I ,,f n,, people lio.-s the traveller retain rdeas inter i. ...'.lections. That Individual? should be nvagcs happens in all countries, but that a Gov? ernment should tolerate such act? Is another mat? ter li .?ms that when the robbery was discovered th.- district Judge had twelve i" rson? arrested with ??? slightest grounds "i suspicion. Stephen w i- th? lirai examined ind a? he would m,i ronfeas Ills hands were chaln?td to his feet, ind he waa thrashed in this position with a cane ? m the soles of his feat and the abdomen until the in. spill Moiiar th.? Secretary <>f the Commune, who idmlnletered this torture, then took a heavy walking stick .in.l struck KovacS while the di? -, ? i i,lue himself, ?a It h spurred boots, trampled I? handcuffe*d hand? The man. however, did ? ? ronfesa though the torture wan prolonged, m.",i then bol spiri', of wine fetched, poured it ..n a tin plate, ni i -??( tire to p under Kovac'a naked feel nul this being of no avail, poured the burning liquid onto the man's feet The judge th.-n struck the po.r wretch about the ears until he faint? d V? hen he regained consciousness, feeling that he . oiiiii m, longer endure his torturing pains, he con f,.?..,.,( the theft savin? that he had bulled the mon, ? under ? ii.. The place ?via searched, and the mon? ?? was >f course, not found The inquisi? tors therefore returned to Ko vacs, and continued th.. torture His hands wer.- tied together behind his hack, and he was hnnB ui> I.? them. Il<? feinted. however, and was taken down, but onlv to be thrashed until the stick? fell from the tormentor'? hands Molnar then took ..ut a pocketknlfe, and Inserted the point ol the bu?ie under Kovac's rin? ger nails The rtetlm Ht this point fainted and fell ??IT his seat He bad no f.w..| ,?nd no drink for four day? The other prisoner? wer., ?uh?ected to similar ;"".- I'hls w.nt on until I?eslder T??dt. rh* vll age smith hearing <>f the infamous treatment of tne prisoners, confessed that he had committed the robbery and returned the money. Although th.- facts were known six months a???. ; the Hungarian Government allowed alb the acoun drei* responsible I ? continue In office, and onlv the : ? i iv ne'ore yesterdai v..-re the lodge and secretan led, two ??her officials being ,Iim,i|,?~,| No , ??ne lias been arrested The Intemellant In vest-r d;iy s Minna of the Reichstag said that the Judge | wa* too bad to be hanged, and nhould be thrashed to death. I SOTES OF THE STAGE "A Little R of Its III ' ? ' ? ? . , - , Ai dree VI. !. . i ' -, ' of the root '?'. ?W Kthel I.,?,, M. - I Mrs. U^ M. . . Kill* .i' i i: Manhattan Trio ..- ?| ? ' "' ? . , beginning to mon ? Mali- Dressier. M Ih? Be? -. IV.ir. Mlle l.o?i- ? ?old - ..!?? ' ? ? l sister?, the Toblns K ' hattan Trio i... Petit, .\.;, | , "t...s Tro) ?? . th* New-York T ? M ' * ronfortwenij ,. te ,T...t...?,-..: ,,,,.,-.. *aa a n.-<k fnm thai night a ne? called Th* Mb Moon. Ji fol th* Ural time : A? th* lac? two ?reek? ?.. ^,-,-, ,., M ^ Hammersfein'* Venetian T? ? "n. a* BBS fln ,n?-ed to pre-. - , >1(j Lie ROSBOW Ml ! ?.. IS* sZ Australian Boomerang 'i -? also the r.alieftl ..,- ,, ; .-,' '. Johnston* Brothers, frl. I? - . .. , . f .... the three Portui I. ? - . '. t . the three Rio hrotherD <? k >-? .- ?. .* r-oiiture brotl er?. Arm- and A Luken-.. ,0" ??The ?;ir! f|f m V.-.im'?" Will begin ?" ??ronj week at the Criterion The-,ire lo-morrow r,|at?. The attendance was large r h rough - ?... The first matinee performance .? urea on' Ssturda) of th;- week. The audience? at Tony Pastor Theatre tMg wtek will be made merry by Fo-. ? '-It in "The Man Acnes the Street <? ' ? , | BjBjefc. ley, the Stewai t ?laten .; ' ? la ? ; ,?,? ??. Ismson and Stone, tullan R.??e. I^awrenes n-i Harrington, Ada .In-.... halladlsi I r, ? Trillan Granger. Bertha Wai Ar-'-ti In ?heir or?.;.??? t Opel the Kit Harry anl Eva La Keane. Edward? and Edward? ward Mass., th? tramp Jugg>er, ind the ??.?.-; can Vltagraph. "The Rounder?" ''?? pad a good - mmer's rua Si the Casino, and Ia still draa lieneea Rlre's summer night entertainment? I ? < '-?stno Roof Harden will be continued i rhereaft-r as long aa the evenings are ?arm anj, elear. Kita Chapman, 'rote, th? Pa Jeea Dandy and all th? favo , Sunday nicht bill Includes many -;? I -.1 tt ? ??:? ?"hin* Llnsr Foe, with new tricks, remains th* chief attraction at K- It - t this ? -T have many other f-a- ire* An . a will reappear In "Kyd'a Bride"; Lafayette a ' i*r sonate Dreyfu*. Lsbori, K?t*rhas ? ? ; ?r sonare.-; Francesa Reddini will pr< : ? ? ?? sketch by Will M Creasy, called ' Her r*rtei ' rrssj T. xas"; Crspewln and Chance will preaeni I Mi?, mat.-d Pair', the four ? ?' !.. ar'--- will glv* B i BSB acrobatic ict, Cenaro and Bailey \\ i ? ?? .'<?. walk dances, und Henry Drew a Welshman ? th! bass vol?.-, will I"- heard In America for the "m time. To-morrow the performance la announce 1 m begin at ?JO a. m. "*.Vh> n Mr and Mra Edwin Mil* ton Royle mak? their reappearance at Keith's si September 11 th-v will be *e*n In Mr. ': vie? latest little comedy, -.Miss Wallet, whl-h will then have Its flr?t productioi ?S?. The military music furnished by trie ?. v "?n a, : Hand at the i.i-.ti Palace Roof Garden has -.rived ! popular, an?! In spite ?.:' the cool evenings th- nfaes | has been crowded nightly and will be kepi open i far Into this month. Another e? ? gramme has been prepared foi the coming weeic A new programme ?-:' aololsta, vocal and nstrs* mental, will also be heard. At the I'd? n Mus?e snuaual preparations are ?<? be made for the Dewey wlebrstton. The Interior <>f the Must?... ?s undergoing msny chsngee. Ai! if the Army and Navy groups are to be retried? ' ?'. and will be arranged in specisl groups. The most Importsm figure in the Muaee during this celebra? tion will bo Admiral Dewey, The M u??? liaa bad an artist in th?- Philippine*, and he h i ?w ir> hi? way to thts < itv with einem Itograph view? of war? fare in the Philippines. The*, pi lures will ts shown hourly, and th?' Neapolitan Orchestn ipil pr.-s? nt afternoon and evening programmes f Na? tional airs. The holiday programme at Precter'B Twenty* third Street Theatre this week Is a lengthy on*. Labor M ?ay will be celebrated by an si day ?rd night ?how. beginning at 14) a ni and lasting US 11 p. m. The perform, rs are ?iBBfies t Dois", and Ida I.enharr. in th. ir trsveaty, "A High Tnnei Burgisr"; Tony Fsrreil and Jennie I.- I ts a new comedietta; James Richmond Glenroy th* Keelev brothc-s. Axt.-II an! AstsU, Uwlfl ?rt Huber, Maud Besll Price, mimic, and ? ' **? more. To-dav's contlnuoua concert from -'> tu Wats p. m., will have th.se entertainer*: Janus Thornton. Sesy and Blason, Wsli sod Arc i, Jes? sie Mirar, Dan Mci'arthy ami Other* At the Pleasure Palace to-mOITOW tv,*> ?loirs ?III open at 10 a. m. and the show will ' ! HU H p. m. The entertainment promts?* ample erjay? ment, and the best things In the bill ar?- Mr and Mrs. Arthur Btdssan, Reno and Richards, Frsi Nibio. aiouologtst; Chartes Leoosrd P* tcher .-?his conipauv. In a new farce; Walz snd Ardell an?i * sere nore, To-dsy's concert, contli ioub from wj till 10:3)1 p. m.. Will enlist the service? ? R ?" ? ?? Downing snd his company. Hayes ?? I II ill "Mm tSgtM and West, Field? and Wild .?? 1 Li.-tiler * <"o. are eoostdertng makli t sit *'*** crate production of "Monte Cristo" ! \' v Y f?. next spring, presenting James O'Neill In HIS fa? mous character of Edmond Dantes. ?everything Is bow ready for Mr? Fiske'i rial?? orate production of "Becky Sharp n BepteisSSB IS, and seats will go on vile at the Fifi ?' ''? Theatre te-BBOfTow "Becky Sharp" ???? r"r' rm* yesterday In K'igland for coprrigl : M is p?-??slhle that Mrs Kl-ke? first 1.- r '?rr* will be made In Ibis- pa\ The eompsn) '"J! ?? support Mrs. l-"lsk. it- ' Me.kv - ;'1'1*** Maurice Barrvmore. Tyrone Power, *?*> '"V.-iv Owen. Roben v Ferguson, rharle? ? ? :r-^hr Stanley Rlgnoid. rfllfrid North. W i B; - <^ ? I-! I, Walton, Krank Kelcher. Krai's M ? ruK.{ B B Pel -her Paul Welgel. Wall - ,, ??rey. Henri Btokea, Oeorge P. Bo ' Keggersla. Frederick Klnsatone n I \'( ? ..; Albert Peed H K McCo> Portia ' - /.enable Wild uns. Kthel Douglas. Jeai Kran,-.--a Uncoln. Olive Hoff, !.? i i f' Josephine Robert* Agnee Bruce Mar*, n*?1** Kthelwyn Hoyt. ?t.nru.le Norman Pires ^'^..J Man MacNamara. ?'.loria Alonso. H< ?*nr? and Alma R'hltsell. The Harlem Opera House, with ?it d ?raisssi and refurnished IhrougbOUt, Will ?"k."'1 It? ,fi*J on Mondsi September 11 with Herbert K? ;' ?*5 MISS BIHS Shannon In "The Moth a:'l ih? l- w The ?ale |?f subscription ?e^ts fot tl.'? Square Opera ?ompanv's third >? ISO Rngitsb, which b.-gins si the Americsn Thea*" o?, tvteber 2. with ihs production of '' M-isit ... _ . .... ._ im.. ?. il. theitr* ?l?>rnliiK of the sale A n-w tuba rlptlon r'"kJ. opened eseh Beaaon, and the Hi l api "' ? ? the first Choice K.-ster ? Hlal's Mush- ||?|| ?III I-. Bp *d '-''n on September l?v under m? n?-w nut: Igeaaeei v OOal deal of remodelling and red- ?rating I* a-""*' n -ri... .?ar llllilll^ll . ,?? ,|... Ai^nl'iu nlcM *'?' -- -. _.??*?'. i'v inr ?..\ .-?rn.iiii- ..- ?? - Ct; Max Walton, Impersonator; K Laury. c^ . Wilton and La Martine, acroluti. and a* Dggtusr^slxigsf.

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