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A travelling library I? » folding bookcas". large
i enough to contain fifty or one hundred book*,
that can be filled with reference books required
for the investigation of certain subject*. and j
-art- .i her* and there as needed in schools. We
have W af these travelling libraries in use
now. and last month they circulated fifteen
••Could Feme of the branch libraries of the
Unr.T«rk Free Circulating Library, recently
consolidated with the Public Library, lv» used
a* branch libraries under th* plan which will be
adopted if Mr. Carnegie's offer is accepted?"
•Thf pr<»s««nt branch libraries are not lars*
enough to meet the requirements. There are
rieven branches of the Free Circulating Library
and the St. AC Library >" to be consolidated
with the public library. By the consolidation
the public library gets five buildings which it
will own. the other libraries being in rented
building*. While ?he buildings are too small
to sf-rve m branch libraries under the enlarged
plan, we may turn over to th. city five sites, on
whirh Mr. Carnegie could build branch libraries
of the size required. With the use of a few of
the school building fit?s and the Free Circulat
ing Library sites, the city might not have to
purchase more than twenty-five new sites."
"Do you understand that Mr. Carnegie has
offered lo give libraries to other cities of the
Darted States on the same terms as are men
tioned in his offer to New-York?"
"I believe it is bis intention to give about
|50,000,000 for libraries. He has made a gen-
Ifral offer. I understand, that if a city will spend
money for a site for a library, and appropriate
an annual allowance for the maintenance of the
library, be will give ten times the amount ap
propriated for any one year for maintenance to
put up a building. If his offer is accepted by
this city, the city will have to appropriate
BX3b\4N}o a year lor the maintenance of the
libraries. H's wish is to have the city supplied
with the best library sys'em in the world."
"Would the branch libraries built by Mr. Car- j
negie he called Carnegie libraries?"
MIGHT BE CALLED CARNEGIE BRANCHES
"I do not think that Mr. Carnegie would make
fuch a suggestion. There is no such condition
in his offer. It would be a matter of courtesy,
however, to call the buildings Carnegie branches.
I suppose the buildings would all be branches
of the Public Library. They would be distribut
ing stations for the distribution and circula- i
tion of books belonging to the Public Library.
The building that is to be erected at Klfth
ave. and Forty-second-st. is designed partly as
a centre for the distribution of books."
John Bigelow. president of the Board of Trus
tees of the Public Library, speaking last night of
Mr. Carnegie's offer, said:
The gift has certainly created a sensation. Dr.
Billings has already given out about all the. infor
mation on the subject that the trustees possess. It
mill tike live years to expend this f5.2u0.00Q. The
refer* -ii. libraries are at present well arranged and
provided for. They do not need so much attention
as do the free circulating libraries. The work of
consolidation of these institutions which was begun
only four months ago may now be carried through
without further delay. We have always feared for
the final cess of our work because of a paucity
of fund*. Now i feel that everything is bright for
the success of the public consolidated circulating
libraries. Very Boon men will begin to realize
what a real factor in city life this constant dis
tribution of books among the poorer classes means.
They will see that the movement now about to
take on great for • must never stop. When this
magnificent gift snail have been exhausted our
merchant princes will no doubt keep the lamp of
enlightenment burning brightly.
It has always been my wish that we might have
one circulating library in each city ward. While
this plan may not be fully realise,! by Mr. Car
ik nefiie s gift the time is coming when every little
I centre gift ihe and political ife will have Its little,
centre of ><~cv.i\ anil political Ife will have its own
f rows of books to which the masses may repair.
BENEFIT TO THE BRONX.
The Bronx will benefit greatly through Mr. Car
negte's munificence. One library building is going
up there now. but three or four are needed to
*atisfv the readers of that section of the greater
city * The matter of establishing travelling li
braries has taken no definite form as yet. The
problem of sending books to the sick and to those
living within the confines of the city, but at some
distance from the branch libraries, will be con
sidered at some future time.
Mr. Bigelow said that he hoped now that
every public school in the city could be sup
plied with books from the Public Library. He
said that this feature of school life was of ex
treme importance, and thus far had met great
WOULD SOLVE LIBRARY PROBLEM
MR. KERNOCHAN THINKS THE NEW
> BRANCHES NEED NOT ALL BE
BUILT AT ONCE.
J. Frederick Kern... nan. president of the New-
York Free Circulating Library, discussed Mr. Car
negie's gtfl with enthusiasm yesterday. He said
that If it was accepted the library problem in this
city would bo solved.
"It is a question." Mr. Kornochan continued, "if
the city will be wlllirg to condemn and buy sixty
five sites. Then there is still a ..til question—
the question of where the site? shall V>e bought.
There are now libraries of one kind or another In
almost every part of the city. The selection of
¦Mac near those libraries would dou!>tle«s lead the
libraries to amalgamate with the Public Library.
I think that that will lw one of the indirect benefits
of Mr. <'arnecie'F gift if it Is accepted. ¦
"As Mr. 4'arnegie says in his letter, an order for
eixty-flve libraries at one time la a large one; and.
as a matte" of fact, it would be an order almost.
Impossible to fill. The libraries could not be
equipped, for one thing. The circulating library
has a civil service system* but the system in its
present Mate Is so small that it could do very lit 1
toward manning the proposed branches.
"One passage in Mr. Carnegie's letter serves
particular attention, and that is the one In which
he says that he will supply his gift as it may be
neefled. Th's makes it appear that Mr. Carnegie
did not contemplate the simultaneous construction
"' the Mx!\-rive branches, but rather their con
struction one by one or in group*, .is they might
be needed The Circulating Library has built up
Its system and its branches gradually, and any
puddf-n expenditure of an enormous sum of money
f/ir the extension of Its work, as well as that of
public library work In general, would be an abrupt
departure from the principles by which that work
has been directed.
"However, we could not afford to count that
much of an objection. Mnce Mr. Carnegie's rift
makes possible the wildest dreams of all those who
have the interest of the reading public at heart."
Speaking of the amalgamation of the Free Cir
culating Library with the Public Library. Mr
Kernochan said that the Circulating Library was
getting together Its securities and other posses
sions, and that as soon »» this work was done
and the things handed over the act of amalgama
tion would b« complete.
Of health has ao uniformed guardians of its peace.
If it had there would be arrests innumerable in
tvery restaurant every day of the year. Eoth in
the quantity and
quality of the food they
eat and in the manner
of its consumption men
and ¦women sin each
day against the laws of
health. Those who
uiU not heed Nature's
warnings cannot escape
her punishments, and dys
pepsia or stomach "trouble"
is the invariable penalty of
There is no other medicine
for diseases of the stomach
and allied organs of digestion
and nutrition which can com
pare •with Dr. Pierces Golden
Medical Discovery. It cures
these diseases perfectly and
permanently, and enables the
building up of the whole body
Into vigorous health.
"I took two bottle* of Dr. Pierces
Solden Medical Discovery for stom
ach trouble." writes Clareuc* Carves,
Htq., of Taylorstown. Loudoun Co.,
V». "It did me so much good that
I dMn't take my more. I can rat
rno*t anything now. lam no well
plcawd with it I hardly know how to think- you for your
Lind information. I tried a whole lot of thine* before I
wrote to yon. There was a prr.'.'-.. i: told •:.. about your
medicine, how it .-..•:. : his wife. I thought : would
try a footUe cf it. lam glad I did, for I don't know what I
would hiti r- dose if it had not been for Dr. Tierce's Golden
Mr die:. 1 Discovery."
Dr. Pierce** Pleesart Pellets regulate the bowels
Tiff: MAYOR DETERMINED.
jCABXBGIE/GIFT MUST BE ACCEPTED,
v HE SAYS.
-CONTROLLER OOUBB THINKS THERE ARE
NO OBSTACLES THAT CAN'T BE OVER
¦f, DOME MR WHALEN* LOOKING
DP tHE LAW.
Mayor Van Wy»'k. Controller Coler and Cor
poration Counsel Whauen spoke in *-nthusiasti
terms yesterday of the proposed sift to the city
l.v Mr. O±rn(\sie. and all thr^e thought there
would be little trouble, in making the necessary
arrangements for the city to secure the sites.
These officials ivill meet the representatives of
Mr. Carnegie to-imorrorw afternoon, at which time
Mr. Whalen wifl be a.W to furnish an opinion
on the legal todhnicatities to be compiled with
before the city accepts the Rift. Controller
C.lf-r dined with Governor Odell on Friday night
in Albany, and called his attention to the Car
ne-i- Bift The a3own*r»r told him that any
legislation necessary would without doubt be
When asked yeftterday concerning Mr. Car
negie's gift. Mayor Van Wyck said:
"Yesterday afterioon George L. Rives. John
Blcelow and John I- Cadwalader called on me.
reprinting the New-York Public Library and
aW> Mr Carnesie. They submitted to me In
person a letter from Mr. Carnegie, instead of
pending it through the mall. The letter was Mr.
Carnegie's off* r.
•I told the sentlemen that I believed in cir
culating libraries, and that one circulating li
brary is better than a dozen reading libraries.
I said that it is a great offer, and must be met
in the main by the city. Of course, there are a
few technicalities that have to be considered,
but they will be discussed.
"I insisted that libraries should be placed
in Brooklyn, Queens and Richmond, and not all
be confined to Manhattan and The Bronx. Here
in New-York the New-York Public Library could
be the medium to carry on the work, while in
Brooklyn the Brooklyn Public Library could act
in that' capacity. In Queens the trustees of the
Queens Public Library, appointed by me. have
done efficient and effective work, and they could
administer the work. As to Richmond, there is
no public library, but one could be easily or
•WHERE THERE'S A WILL THERE'S A
'•No matter what obstacles arise, my will is
that this great offer shall be accepted. Where
there Is a will there is a way."
Will you call a meeting of city officials or the
Board of Estimate?" he was asked.
"No" said the Mayor. "I hardly think that
necessary. I have called no meeting. There
must be some legislation before we can do much.
This is a grand offer from a grand man. He
speaks in his letter of these being large times,
but he is the largest man of the times. He is
the greatest human product of the nineteenth
-1 am confident." said Controller Coler. that
there is no obstacle worthy the name that will
prevent the city from accepting this magnifi
cent gift from Mr. Carnegie. It would be ab
surd to refuse it. Five million dollars in a lump
toes not grow on every tree, and we certainly
must improve the opportunity presented."
"Will the nearness of the city to the debt
limit cause any embarrassment?" he was asked.
"The debt limit need not embarrass us at all
in considering this proposition. It is entirely
true that the city has use for all its money, but
the library matter is one that can be arranged
for satisfactorily. It would not be necessary
for the city to appropriate the proposed $5,200,
(MVt in one lump. I take it that if the city shows
its earnestness by promptly accepting the propo
sition the securing of the sites Is a matter of
detail to be considered later. Mr. Carnegie
would impose no harsh or unreasonable condi
tions regarding the time necessary for the sites
to be secured. If any legislation is needed from
Albany it will be furnished promptly. 1 talked
with Governor Odell last night in Albany, and
he is very much interested in the library mat
ter. He raid that any legislation we might need
in order to facilitate the work of going right
ahead and accepting Mr. Carnegie's kind offer
would doubtless be adopted promptly. I expert
to .«••• a number of gentlemen on Monday with
reference to the steps necessary to be taken to
advance the work.
A BOON TO THE CITY.
'•It strikes DM that Mr. Carnegie's gift will
do for this city just what is needed in order to
raise civic life to a higher standard. The branch
libraries will be placed where the people will
USB them, and the boya and girls who are to h«»
the men and women of the next generation will
be made morally and Intellectually Stronger for
the boon of good books."
Corporation Counsel Whalen spent a good
part of yesterday afternoon in examining the
law with reference to the acceptance of the gift.
When asked to outline what the city would
need to do, he said:
I am not sufficiently familiar with all the condi
tions under which the proposed gift was made to
give in opinion) .it this time. It would be difficult
to express an opinion on tho subject until 1 nave
learned all th<- farts in legard to the matter. I ex
].e, i to meet some of the men Interested on Mon
day, and from them undoubtedly will learn the
condition* associate with the gift.
BpesUna; generally. I an free to say that I am
strongly in favor of the city accepting this magnifi
cent present from Mr. Carnegie. I don't know what
I legal objections there nre, if any. to its acceptance,
i but if the (jilt is Intended for the benefit of the
whole people, as I ut.'l-rst.i nd from the newspapers
to be the case, then whatever legal objections there
are to the Kitt will doubtless be overcome, and I
certainly would do my part. I think the Municipal
Assembly is competent to provide for the acquiring
of the necessary rites
Mr. Carnegie's gift is the handsomest thing that
; has ever been done for New-York by a single in
dividual. I believe that others will be incited to
similar deeds by the example, of Mr. Carnegie. The
Pitt emphasizes Mr. < arnepie« opinion thai New-
York is one of the greatest cities of the world.
After many years In business in this country, and
after living in other cities at home and abroad, he
has made this city his home. His generosity to his
employes «hows him to be- a man of heart as well
as head, and his uniform kindness to his employes
and his widespread generosity to the people in
different cities of the In ted States mark him as
the greatest of our wealthy men. ,
GET fOOBTHEI CLUB MBBTING.
The Get Together Club will hats' Its next meeting
in th.» con<f-rt hall of Madison Square Garden on
Tuesday evening. Match 26. It is to be an In
duntrial meeting, the fubject to be talked about
and discussed being "The Industrial Betterment or
Movements for Improving the Condition of the Em
ployed." Mr. Carnegie's gift of $4,000,000 to h:s
working people will come up for discussion, ar.l
thote who speak will nrobably suggest to Mr. r.ii
nejne a plan for his work on lines now carried o'.t
Among those who will speak will be George H.
l>anifls, general passenger agent of the NVw-Yoi'<
<>n:ral Railroad; H. F Porter, chief engineer cf
the Bethlfhem Stee) Company, Clinton L. Roj -
Piter, president of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit
Company, and other w>ll known employers of
Bihar. W. Bayard Cutting will preside.
BOOKS IN THE SCHOOLS.
Borough Superintendent John Jasper believes
that in all the new schools which are shaped like
the letter H" one of the wings could be utilized
exclusively for such a library. He emphasized the
Importance of supplying teachers with adequate
reference books, which could be had as soon as
there was a demand for them.
City Superintendent W. H. Maxwell said that
ftchoolhouses in the majority of cases are situ
ated In the very heart of the densely settled por
tions of the city. For this reason he believes that
they should be so well equipped with interesting
and Instructive books that they would illuminate
the darkest corners of the neighborhoods in which
they are placed.
,. T1 P l de i" of the Board of Education. Miles
M. O'Brien, yesterday said:
"We have prepared a bill for the legislature
which will authorize the Board of Education to
grant Jl-'.'..'«>' for the putting In of shelves in our
school libraries if the city accepts Mr. Carnegie's
i •::;:. 1 think his offer will n-.ake it 'possible to
NEW-YOiili DAILY IBIBUNB, ST'XDAY. UAKCH IT. 1001
stock our schools with the b»st literature from the
Mr. O'Brien believes that the doors of the public
schools should he left open for. tne greater part of
th«» day and night— for eighteen hours. Instead of
for '-ewn hours. He thinks that children and their
parents should have access to the libraries of these
buildings after the Haste* are dismissed. He wel
comed Mr. Carnegie's Sift, because it may eventu
ally bring about such an arrangement.
HOSTILE TO CONSOLIDATION.
BROOKLYN- MEN WOULD ACCEPT CAR
NEGIE PLAN. BUT WANT TO ADMIN
ISTER THEIR OWN LIBRARIES.
Henry Banger Snow, chairman of the Administra
tion Committee of the Brooklyn Public Library and
a trustee of the Brooklyn Library, in Montague-st..
said yesterday to a Tribune reporter:
In my opinion a consolidation Of the library sys
tem of Brooklyn with the Public Library of New-
York is not desirable from the point of view of
Brooklyn interests. 1 think it would almost cer
tainly result in subordination of the Brooklyn in
terests to those of the larger borough. Neces
sarily tiie dominant element In the administration
of such a consolidation would be New-York and
not Brooklyn men, and it would follow naturally,
and without any intention on their part so to do.
that the greatest weight and importance would be
given to the requirements of Manhattan. They
would be apt to do most for and be most inter
ested in that rart of the greater city with which
they were most closely identified and which they
know best. Brooklyn has a population of 1,200,000
approximately, three-fifths of that of Manhattan
and The Bronx. This of itself constitutes a great
and almost independent municipal division. It is
bo separated from New-York that I think its in
terests, library and other, will be best directed and
administered by a body of Brooklyn men.
So far as I have given \tbought to the matter, It
seems to me that In some combination between the
boards of the Brooklyn Public Library and the
Brooklyn Library, intrusted with the development
of the Brooklyn general library system and the
application of such proportion of Mr. Carnegie s
great gift as may be determined the Borough of
Brooklyn is entitled to. will be found the best dis
position of his gift, so far as Brooklyn is con
cerned. I do not mean by this that there should
be complete harmony of action between the library
systems of Manhattan and Brooklyn and their
governing boards Quite the contrary. But I think
that library conditions have already reached a
stage of development in Brooklyn and are. now
under such Intelligent administration here that we
can expect the best results for this borough from
the administration of the Brooklyn portion of this
fund by the men already identified with library
Professor Franklin W. Hooper, director of the
Brooklyn Institute and a director of the Brooklyn
Public Library, said:
The magnificent gift of Mr. Carnegie will have a
very great Influence on the educational institutions
of New-York. The need for branch public libraries
hi every section of New-York is great. Mr. Car
negie's plan to distribute the branch libraries
throughout the various boroughs Is most com
mendable. Their distribution among the boroughs
should be in proportion to the population. Brook
lyn should have its full quota of branch libraries.
The Brooklyn Public Library has already estab
lished fifteen branches in buildings rented for the
purpose Brooklyn needs at least twenty-live
branch library buildings. They should be part of a
general Brooklyn library system, with a single
central library structure, to be erected by the city,
as already authorized by act of legislature. Brook
lyn Is bo large and so individual in character that
she deserves a library system of her own. Brook
lyn already has the Brooklyn Museum of Arts and
Sciences In the Eastern Parkway, and this is all
she possesses to distinguish her from the rest of
greater New-York. A great public library building,
well located should form .i counterpart of the
Brooklyn Museum. The real estate interests In
Brooklyn demand the erection of adequate public
buildings or. this side of the East River. The large
educational institution?, like the Polytechnic in
stitute, th.- Adelphl College the Packer .isr.tut^.
the Long Island College Hospital and the htgh
schools should have a large reference library. rh
people of Brooklyn should demand, md they de
serve to have, a "line library of their own. | , Brook
lyn is helping to buUd a public library building In
Manhattan. Manhattan. In turn, should help to
build a nubile library building In Brooklyn.
Educational Institutions should not bejnanagM
by outside parties, but by the people whom Uiet
verve and by whom their real value i- created.
Private libraries, like the one In Montague m . will
doubtless find a way to operate with the Br.ioK
lyn public Mi- raw s=y*t.-m. whereby they also may
he benefited by the great benefaction of Mr. < ar
i,.---]. The Brooklyn Public Library. together with
th MontaKu. -' library. "hou'd form th. I »sli of
an ootanttatlon of public library , Interests In
Brooklyn, and the Carnegie branch "brarlss. to
gether with existing Ithrartes which are not <ll
rectly connected with school, or ln*titut»ons -fhould
-ill be under the management of a Brooklyn li
brary, board Any other proposition does nott«k«
lntfe co-^Jd^ratio,, Brooklyn's .Interest In the *™»A
HI.WBR9, .1 am very Kind to learti that >la>or
Van Wyok and other city office™ have expre«9*d
,b*ir connWe that the branch UNrartei of Brook
lyn that may be the outcome of Mr. < *rn"Kl* *
c Vft should be managed by a Brooklyn or^anlxa
fioa The MhooU of BrooklvM have oiff.-rei -'nee
c' ny-oil laTlon because th- Central BAard of KJu
ration composed of a majority of Manhattan :ml^
«ient» ! .1-..« not appreciate the v. .¦¦!- for education
In 'BronUrn. »nd doe* not supply the necesMiry
building* nd equipments for common school -¦¦>
Ca We n We «h!rtv-flve thousand children In Brook
lyn on half time. We hnve had practically no
new school hiiiMlncs •" Brooklyn since annexa
tion with New-York We need a separate Brook
lyn school and school management
'Alexander E 6rr, a trustee of the New-York
Public Library and of the Brooklyn Library, In
Montague-st.. said last evening thai it would be
a happy circumstance if all the public libraries
could be consolidated and be under one head He
had no doubt that the Brooklyn Library. In Mon
tag ¦¦'¦--'¦ ¦ would take the matter up and arrive nt
Ex-Mayor David A Boody, president of the
Brooklyn Public Library, said that he did not think
that any special advantage would be gained by
consolidation, and thai the two library systems
should be kepi separate. Nothing would lie gained
William A. White, president of the Board of
Trustees of the Brooklyn Library In Montague-st.,
said at his home. No. 15* Columbia Heights, that
the community was greatly Indebted to Mr. Car
negie for bis generous offer. i»nd that 'he Board
of Trustees of the New-York Public Library were
the sort of men to be Intrusted with such an
offer. The question of consolidation was worthy
of respect and careful consideration Mr. White
said he was Inclined to be In favor of It. The
Brooklyn Library had a plant worth $750,000. which
had been given In the last forty years by people
who did pot give It for charitable purposes, but to
build up a library of high grade. It was n good
working library of its si*.- Mr. White's theory
was that there should be a small central board, but
that it was Important to keep op local interest
ami local control. To a certain extent me libraries
Should be regulated from the top, but there should
also be a great deal of freedom for the local
board. The subscriptions of the Brooklyn Library
did not pay half the expenses. The income from
the endowment fund paid more than half the ex
penses of maintenance.
Willis A. Bardwell. librarian of the Brooklyn Li
brary, in Montague-st.. said that he thought, if
the question of consolidation was left with the
present board of administration, they would be in
favor of It. It was hnrd to run the library as a
i subscription library. It would be easier to run it
a* a fre-- public library, if it ha.l large endow
ments, free of all vicissitudes. The directors had
never objected to making the library a part of the
free public library system, if it had adequate
means with which to do it.
LEGISLATURE WILL ACT. SAYS PLATT.
There was no conference of Republican leaders
at th« Fifth Avenue Hotel yesterday, and none is
richedulfd for the Immediate future. Senator Platt
was at the hotel and a few Republicans call.-d upon
him, but no question of moment was taken up.
Senator Plat! expressed deep admiration for An
drew Carnegie and his offer to establish sixty-five
branch libraries in this city. 'I don't think." said
the Senator, "that there will be any hesitancy dis
played by the legislature in fulfilling Its part of the
contract." All of the members of the State legis
lature who were seen echoed Senator Plait's re
/-'l/n HIS AGE was 120 YEARS.
COLORED MAN. ONCK A SLAVE. DIES IV A PARS'
IN WHICH HE LIVED ALONE.
James Garrison, an old colored man who de
clared that he was over one hundred years old.
was found dead in his bed in a stable in Rich
mond Terrace. Port Richmond. Staten Island.
Friday morning. The old man had lived alone
In the stable for nearly twenty-five years, sup
porting himself by odd Jobs, and in later years,
when he became feeble, being cared for by resi
dents in the vicinity.
Garrison was born on Staten Island, and in his
youth was a slave, belonging to the old Garri
son family. For over a quarter of a century
he was in the employ of Nicholas Duryea. who
lived at Port Richmond, as coachman. When
the Duryea family moved away some twenty
five years ago. Garrison remained in the stable.
The old man gave his age as 120 years.
COPPER COMPANY INCORPORATED.
Trenton. N. J. t March 16.— The Coconino Copper
Company, capital $6,000,000. was incorporated here
to-day to mine and smelt copper and other ores.
The Incorporates were Donald Grant, of Falrbault
Minn.; Laurence P. Boyle, of Chicago, and Thomas
i\ Nooaan, Jr., of Qsiissi K. J.
GAS WAR IN TONKERS.
ALDERMAN IN BRINGING ACTION FOR
ANNULMENT OP CITY LIGHTING
CONTRACT MAKES CHARGES
John H. Coyne, an alderman of Yonkers, has
brought an action against the Mayor and Board
of Aldermen of that city to annul a gas light
ing contract made by the Board of Aldermen
last year with the Yonkers Gas Light Com
pany, which involves 51,000.000. Through the
service of a summons and complaint on Mayor
Leslie Sutherland yesterday Alderman Coyne,
under the title of "Taxpayer in the city of
Yonkers." asks the courts to declare the con
tract void on the. ground that the amount of
meney involved is In excess of the amount per
mitted for public lighting by the city charter,
is a violation of the charter, and that the con
tract never received the Mayor's signature, and
is accordingly no contract. The complaint makes
charges against five aldermen, who composed
the lighting committee of the Common Council
which recommended the acceptance of the
$10,000,000 gas contract, and charges one of
the committee. Alderman John H. Southwiok.
as acting as age.it and spokesman for the
Yonkers Gas Light Company to waste. injure
and spoliate the funds of the city. The com
plaint alleges that the Yonkers Common Coun
cil and the Yonkers Gas Light Company worked
with each other through Alderman Southwick.
The gas company offered to supply Welsbach
lamps to the city. I.GOO in number, at the rate
of ?30 a year. When the application was made
the city was using 1.591 of the old style gas
lights, for which It was paying $10 a year each.
In addition to the gas lamps, nearly a thou
sand incandescent and arc electric lights were
in use. After a public meeting had been held
and the proposed measure was vigorously op
posed, the Lighting Committee reported favora
bly on the contract, and on June 12 of last year
the Common Council approved the report, one
alderman voting no. Mayor Sutherland vetoed
the contract on the ground that the contract
was Injurious to the city, and that a ten year
term was excessive.
The aldermen two weeks later reapproved the
report of the Lighting Committee over the
Mayor's veto, three of the fourteen aldermen
voting no. Mayor Sutherland stated that he
would never sign the contract. The gas com
pany assumed that the vote of a majority of
the aldermen over the Mayor's veto was suffi
cient to constitute n binding contract, and three
members of the Lighting Committee author
ized them to redistrict the city lighting. This
the company did. and 1.C.00 Welsbach lights are
now in use in the city. Every Influence that
could be brought to bear was used to have the
Mayor affix his signature to the contract, it
being well known that the gas authorities
sought the intercession of Senator Platt and
th.- State Republican organization to force him
to approve the contract but without avail.
The electric lighting contract terminated last
July, and owing to the fact that the new gas
contract called for the elimination of practi
cally all the arc lamps, the Common Council
was unable to make or break any agreement
with the electric light company, which hi the
Whitney Trust of this city. The city^ la being
supplied with all the electric lamps called for
i:> the old contract, for which it will have to
I'nder the direction of the city attorney, the
city auditor announced that he would pass no
bills from "the gas company. The Mayor was
also advised by the city counsel thai the con
tract without his signature was not binding.
The gas company has presented no bill for the
gas supplii ¦! to date and It is thought in many
quarters here that th«» action brought by Alder
man Coyne is hacked by the company. The
case will determine the validity of the contract
without the Mayor's ..signature. • •
A'.V')UN <>F Fosi!li:<; Ml-RI)F.U
CONVICT \IEMBEB OF THB WISE HAM;
\'<i S!"S BLY AND QUIXX OF CRIME.
Pkwtueket, R I, M ir-n M William McCaughey.
a nemi.er of the . rho is
n..w serving term of two and ¦ hatf years m
the BtHte prison at Cranston for tii»-ft of
tills afternoon senl i letter to Mrs. Robert 1.. X- .-=
r PlttSfletd, Ma^s. in whl^!. he sil.l that if
she or pv one representing bei would come t- 1
ton he would tell all h.- kn- •.'. concerning lh«
murder of Miss Maj Posbarg last August.
He -i\-< in the letter that ltis reason for not
disclosing anything when Mrs. Poaburg snd Judge
Taylor \: i!---il him at the Jail i:i East Gr<
it be was .irtai.l hs might be Implicated In
the crime. Now i;e was at if ing a sentei
Cranston and was willing to giY« the Inforn
John Bly, one ..f th.- Wire O.me, had worn cloth
t. ;i shoes lasi August, Just like those found at
the Posburg house nft-r the murder, and »hen
(¦.-• w¦¦ i r t.i hi>'>* house In October, after being r>
leased from the Jail In Brookline, Conn., hi
noticed thai these shoes wen gone, At the house
of Jonathan Rmith, another member "f the gang,
I•• had mU«e.i in October a brown derby hat
wh -i Smith had been accustomed to w--.ir. Bly
ha.i turned State's evidence acainst the o:h*>r
members of the jtauß in regard to the burglary -*t
Adams, Mass., m order t.. divert suspicion from
Qulnn and him elf. Patterson bad told bin ha
knew all about the Pittsfleld murder.
In an Interview al the jail Mc<*augh* s.ii My.
Patterson and Hsrkett. all m^miirrs ..f the Knriir.
had robbed the aytonite mill al Adams in July,
before h.- had been committed to (all in Brook
line, ronn., and that accordingly they could have
had ti" motive In visitine it again in August al
th' time uf the Posbura murder, lie accused Bly
and Qulnn of the murder. He had seen Qulnn
here after he had returned from the Brookline jail.
an I Quinn bad told him h<- was going away.
Troy, N. v.. March W (Special) a dispatcß from
Chatham says that Mr. Posburg, father of the
Kirl who was shot last summer at Pittsfleld Miss .
has been to the lail at Hudson and partially i.1.-Mti-
Aed ¦ prisoner there, Vaughn Hawkins; who was
arrested in New-Torh for a robbery committed in
< Columbia ' 'ounty,
Mr. Fosburg says that while the burglars who
entered his house wore masks, still the general
appearance of Hawkins conforms with that of one
of them, The suspicion? of the officers, are further
strengthened by the conformity of Hawkins to ihe.
print.. l descriptions seat OUi by ib.- Ptttsfleld
police. Jn a.Hllion, tiie prisoner tells conrti<Mtnc
If*. // VilEßlfA V S ULB O\ i ÜBRI \
FATHER-IN-LAW OF THE PUKE OF MAN
CHESTER TAKES OCCASION TO DENT
Amen,? the passengers on the steamer Umbria,
which p.iiled yesterday for Liverpool, were Eugene
Zimmerman, of Cincinnati, the father cf the
Duchess of Manchester, and Mas R. Evans, her
Mr Zimmerman was not Inclined to talk for pub
lication. "I am going over to spend a month with
my daughter." he paid, 'and for a reft. I shall re
turn in a month. There is no truth in the story
that 1 have sold out on this side an d am Koine to
live in England. I shall leave the ship at Queens.
town and 50 direct to Dublin. I will remain in
Dublin for a day an.l from there go to Tanderaree
Castle. The estate Is only half an hour's run from
Belfast. I. expect to .«j>«nd the month there though
I may visit the duke's estate at Kimbolton. Ens
Is there any truth In the story recently pub
lished that you are soon to bo married —
•No. sir." he replied. "That story is like some
others which have appeared from, time to time I
read the story that the people of Cincinnati wanted
a chance to bid on a chair which had bean broken
by the duke.- he added. laughing, "and I have also
seen some funny cartoons in which I figured." Fie
said that he knew nothing of the breach of promise
suit against the duke. Some one suggested that
young men do many foolish things before they are
married, and Mr. Zimmerman said. "That is go •'
Mr. Zimmerman took occasion to say before sall
lns that he had not be*-n appealed to by the finu«
to pay for two dogs before the latter sailed for
homo. The incident took place nt the Hollarnl
House the day that the duk« sailed.- It was eat!
that the dogs were seized by the owner because the
nobleman refused to pay a large balance due on
them. Mr. Zimmerman said that It was simply a
case of a man desiring to sell two dogs and the
duke refusing to buy. , -.:,:;; ; -.. ¦.
Mr. -Zimmerman has made arrangements for the
shipping to Ireland of a large quantity of furniture
and brlc-a-brac some of which Is from tils home In
BEST &CO _ _ #
pun an^ BA*4«^ Boys Shirts,
¦ J SBs&2*o > Waists 8 Blouses.
Shirts of madras. Ox fed, mercerized fabrics, botany and
Scotch flannels. Waists and Blouses of lawn, percale,
cambric, linen, madras, cheviot and flannels, in all the
newest colorings and plain "white. Shirts made 'with or
without collars, attached or detached cuffs. $1 .25 to $2.00.
Madras Cloth Shirts, in various cluster stripes,
handsome colorings gSc
Sailor Blouses of fancy percale, with sailor tie to
Complete assortment of these good 3 comprising
many exclusive novelties in colors and effects not ob
tainable later in the season. These are cut and finished
with the thoroughness that distinguishes all our good 3.
Boys' and Youths' Furnishings of every
60-62 West 23d Street,
Hurt's Fine SHoes
For fi:rty years we have been making Hifjh Grade Women's Shoes.
Shoes unequalled in st\ le, tit and quality. The best Women's Shoes in
Heretofore they have been made in various grades up to $ ; .oo a
pair. Until lately" such shoes could not be made for less. Modern
methods and improved machinery, however, have revolutionized shoe
mukinq. From now on, Bart's Fins Shoe* will be sold at popular
pricea -S3JQ ami SS.O3. The quality will be the same— the hijh jrade
maintained in every particular. The price only is changed. New
Spring (rwds now ready. They are made for Women who want the best.
EDW IN C. BURT CO.. 54 West 23d Street
Cincinnati He refused to say ¦whether tiff would
render the duke financial an.i other assistance, but
it vraa learned from a friend of Mr. Zimmerman s
that he will "see the duke" through.
MSSIXQ CAPTMX HEARD FROM.
HENRY ADAMS LUND. THOUGHT TO BE
DEAD. ArPEAR3 IN* NANA
A letter received at the office of Funeh. Edye
& Co.. yesterday, from Thomas Turnbull & Sons.
of Whltby. England, owners of the steamer
Eddie, revealed for the first time the where
abouts of Henry Adams Lund, who disappeared
mysteriously In November. ISO?. He is at Nana-
Imo. Vancouver, engaged In business. in ISM
Lund was captain of the Eddie. The steamer
arrived at this port on November IS, ISO?, from
Hollo. Phe was tied up at Doaehfl Sugar Re
finery. Lone Island City. A few- days afte»
reaching this port a pistol shot was heard in the
cabin of the steamer by the chief officer, named ,
Johnson. Johnson started "along th» deck tow
ard* the cabin, when Captain Lund came upon
deck and remarked: 'I ha.l a new pistol, which
went off accidentally! There was nobody hurt."
Tha cabin clock was smashed by the bullet.
After Lund disappeared It was paid that per
haps he had been murdered by his crew, and,
that on this occasion he had shot at the >te«-ard.
On November 19 Lund drew 9390 at the office
of Punch, Edye A Co. He then disappeared.
All sorts of stories went abroad regarding" th*»
causes for his disappearance. Funch. K.lif &
Co. authorised the Pinkerton Detective Agency
to offer a reward of :?.V>O for his body, and a
reward was also offered by the British Consul-
Oeneral. Representatives of Funch, Cdye A
Co. examined a score of bodies at the time in
the search for that of Lund. Bat the?e efforts
were without avail.
The letter received yesterday says that a
brother of Lund had received a letter from
him dHte.l at \:ir:iim.v In th.- letter Lund
says that he has a dim recollection of buying a
railroad t!< gel from Philadelphia to Chicago ami
another nt Chicago for Seattle. The offers to
reward the finder of Land's body were with
drawn yesterday after the letter was received,
Lund left a wife and family in England.
riUP \\ I l I: t> IWOH VOYAGE
SUK COMCS IN SEVERAL HOVR9 LATE IN
riPKNTS AT THB IMKR
The iteamcr Campania of the. Canard Line, which
reached here last ?*\<*ning several hours later in
the day than she usually enters this port, experi
enced rough weather on the voyage. She suf
fered no Injury. however, beyond a little damage to
the hurricane deck. Many waves broke on board.
The time of th.- passage was .-ix days, eleven,
hours* and twenty-seven minutes.
Among the passengers were- CseKßSla, the Dow
ager Docbesa of Manchester, her sister. Lady
Lister-K;»ye. and Sir John Lifter- Kays, They cartw
here in attend the funeral of Fernando A. Tanaajsi.
the brother of the dm ness and Lady Lls»er-K;»y».
Other passengers wsre HsmiacisTaj Heenan. en
gine* r in chief of the harbor at Caps Town, nnd
Professor Knight, of St. Andrew's University. Pr<>
fessor Knight si to lecture on philosophical sub
jects in Boston. On Friday evening lie res 1 Is the
passengers «»vcral unpublished poems relatlnar to
Queen Victoria, which are soon to appear In book
form under the caption "Pro Patrla." One of th*
poems was written by Lord Pufferin in ISM.
The Inspection of the baggage by the customs
nftlcers showed that the new men were becoming
better acquainted with their duties. There was
one unpleasant Incident which might be attributed
to the new regulation excluding friends from th"!
parts el the pier* where the baggage is being ex
amined. Two boys. Edward find Richard Williams.
second cabin passengers, who had been sent over
here by a widowed mother to live with »n uncle,
Harry aleadnto, at New-London. Conn . were pre
vented for 9OHM time by the new regulation from
meeting their relative. He had never seen them
nor they him. . „
The boys were aken on the steamer again for
th» night after going ashore, when their uncle, who
was waiting outside the dead line, managed to get
word to them, and they were brought to a point
where they could speak to htm.
fonsnelo. th» Dowager Duchess of Manchester,
and Lady Lister-Kaye. who started to leave the
pier is soon as they land.-d. were stopped, because
on cno of them, dependtng from- the waist, was a
bag eortatninsr \ handkerchief! They were identi
fied and permitted to piss.
Bliss Merlon Kemp had difficulty with a number
of diamonds an.l pieces of jewelry which she had
received as presents while abroad. She exhibited
the Mils for them to shew their value, hut there
was a disposition on the part of tho Appraiser net
to pass them at her valuation.
CAXAL COMMITTEE IX BUFFALO.
Buffalo, March 10.— A special meeting of the Canal
Enlargement Committee- was bald this afternoon In
the Merchants' Exchange to consider the canal
recommendation of Governor Odell. The principal
result of. th-> session was the appointment of a
committee, consisting of Spencer Clinton, chairman:
George H. Raymond. Alfred Hatnes. John Cunneen
and ex-Senator Laughlln, to confer with -i com
mittee composed of canal men from New-York and
Intermediate points and agree on seme plan or
Improvement, which will in due time be trans
mitted to the Governor.
THE SEABOARD AIR DOXD SYNDICATE.
It. is understood that Vermilye & Co. and Hall
garten & Co. are Included In the syndicate which
recently purchased $10,000,000 5 Lir cent sold boada
In Cold Storage.
Saf« from moths. safe from dirt or dust cr wear
an.-l rear. safe fxon. h"rt ft any kind.
We put th»n away thoroughly tinned: we taks
them out. when v hi say. perfect as «h»n deposited.
Fir« Proof VinsicMi and n-arß'.ar Proot YanltS
for Hnuvh- :i Goods anil Sliver Plata.
Estimates furnished a: residence on ree^peat.
Lincoln Safe Deposit Co.,
Telephone ssw— St. 32~4i' East *": St, N. T.
World Famous Mariani lonic
A mild stimulant, the only one that has bo
unpleasant reaction, and that produces no harm
ful effects. This is asserted after continued ex
perience during th- past thirty-eight years, '
All Druggists. Refuse Substitutes.
"For the Country Bed-room."
\V> have evolved a pretty scheme for
bed-ronms. using beds, bureaux, toilet
dressers, and chairs in various tints;
from the simple pure white to tha
These pieces are built on simple lines,
where an artistic effect is blended with
Grand Rapids Sfc
_ - — Incorporated
34th.Street.We t . fsy
>4tnLTte from Broadway*
("TOD OR NO PAT. N"> "Drums" or r«vi;-#» sot *
ears. Boos s*nt fr«><\
DR. WJUOOI -!'"» sth *»«., New Tork. X. Y. .
WE iin, TO AXXOINCE
?PECI\L REPrCTIONS IX LIST OP
43 tt> rt'RE, 9. A. HAIR MATTRESS.
BF.DPINC, REMADE IN FIRST %*M MANN'S
B. FITCH & CO.,
V M *'\< Tl HEW*.
"-• '¦'- '-' «»h At... ___———-—
REED & BARTON^ ~~
Broadway and 17th Street. V Y.
f. Maiden Lane. N. Y.
Austin's Dog Bread
hnck tr?e. AusMn. Young & O-. K'>t?n.
of th» Seaboard Air Line system, at a pr 1 !?'J
to be par and interest. Th» loan Is Z*"* T *; , c-ii
deposit of consolidated 4 per cent Seajoa**-J«
Line bond*, hypothecated at 55 per cent of tn.irp '
CERTIFICATES FILED WITH Tilt U.ITOR.
Walter B. Atterb-jry and George K. MsncnMtff.
representing the Republican County Commute*' --
Kings and New-York Counties. r«9pecttT»rjr. vts1 ;'
the Mayor's office yesterday ar-1 filed teeh * ccr ' r /
rates with the Mayer, as required by IW ***~T
Ing the "elections for Cornmljslensrs of E!«tt-.^
The County Commit?** «l New-York MSN
Charles if Wm of No. 331 West Fiftv - 9ix " "'.,
as its selection, and the Kings County *r«aniiaw*
•elected Michael J. Dady. is already annoo«ctai
The Democrats have until Monday •• fas -«
recommendations with th- Mayor. It * 9^^
last night that a conference *. ill «^» *SSI m
tfce Democratic Club to-nw>rrt»w night »» ' o *>
the Democratic commissioners 1 "^'!?"., • -
sel Whalen mM yesterday that "-V ,«ii.n ««¦
likely that the commissioners would re !«•» lIOT
Manhattan and Brooklyn.
SHOT HIMSELF DEAD TO AVOID ABBSSK
Columbia. S. C. March 15 (SpeeiM>.-Arrsfi _^S
a bench warrant that ordered them to brin » -^
body of J. M. Ashley, dea-1 or alive, into IBS jsw
ence of the court In Bamw*U. the constables •»•
only brlns his dead body. Ashley. a , wh ' t *'. Keen
had been Indicted for housebreaklng. He W«g
pardoned a few months ago from the P-P -\ V he"n
wh#re he had been sent tor grand lareenj. ? -_
Indicted . for housebreakins. he gave bond to- *».
pearance for '- . ! 'i- failed to come to co^-- ' 3 ,
day. and a bench ••'/'I".! w.is issued. - rkSal^,. 4C a .
at his home, and on seeing the constables »ppr°*- ¦;:,
bis house ha shot himself dead. BH6M