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L VOL Lx"lV.NcTl07. NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER J 6, 1S06 C0PYntr,inis9G. IYHirsJjFTriaNTiyGANI) I'UnLISIlING" ASSOGIAtTox! IWclTf,M CKXT& 9
I MORGAN HEADY FOR WAR.
1 he urges the iif.cogxition or
. . Woodman In the IlQnsn Introduces Kesolu
I , tlona Regarding; Mneco'a Death Cleve-
I Innd'n Policy of Inaction kjlkclr to
Prevull In Conicreaa lor the Freeeat,
! wAsniMiTON, Doc. 10. State Department of-
l flolals still protest to bo entirely without official
1 1 Information regarding the death of Antonio
ji Maceo. the Cuban General, and to know nothing
j whatever about the matter exoept wnat they
)) ' obtain from the nowspapers. As far aa can be
III ' learned tne consular offices In Havana ha e not
' boon Instructed to investigate the fact or to re-
I porttheta to the Government. A great many
1 Informal requests have beon mndo at the He-
partment by Conirrossmen for Information, but
they are met with the fame profession of Igno
rance, and It seems that the killing of Maceo Is
a matter about which the Stnte Department
contends It has no right to mako official Inquiry.
I The resolution Introduced by Senator Call
' ' providing for a Senate Investigation would
I u I necessitate a trip to Havana by the members of
i J the committee.
I ft A member of the Foreign notations Commit
ii toe of tho Senate said to-day that It was Impos
. j I atble to get any official facts as to the status of
M " ll tho war, and ho thinks It quite likely that Sec-
retary Oiney will evade a direct and frank re
'1 I ply to the resolution of Senator Morgan, passed
I ' by the Senate to-day, calling for all the in-
l formation In possession of the State Depart
' J ment. Including tho facts upon which tho Seo-
A retary made bis special report to accompany
Jm the President's message to Congress. The In
ly formation. Including den. Lee's reports, will
Hi' probably be withheld, ho says, on the ground
71 that Its publication would bo "Incompatible
wit with the public Interests."
The regular meeting of the Foreign Affairs
i) Committee will take place to-morrow, when the
H . Call resolution providing for an Investigation
1 J of the manner of Macco's death and the Canie
I ron resolution, declaring tho independence of
I i Cuba, together with the various other resolu.
)' , tlons on dlffeient phases of the question, may
I , come uo for discussion. Ilut there Is not likely
to be action on any of them. Senator Sherman,
I t Chairman of the Foreign Helatlnns Committee,
IjJ makes no concealment of his opposition to ac-
II tton of any sort at this time, and there Is no
' doubt that his Influence has been exerted effec-
V tually among his colleagues In the Senate In
I behalf of the policy of non-action.
I The opposition of the Chairman of the For-
If clgn Affairs Committees of both Houses Is all
that prevents the passage of a vigorous joint
resolution endorsing and supporting Cuba's
t eauso. It Is the plan of Senator Sherman,
Speaker Roed, Representative Hltt, and the
l others who control legislation on this subject
to follow the advice of the President's mostage
and wait for something to turn up. The Presl-
dent himself has demonstrated that he has no
fearof Important action by Congress. ahe has
I gone on a ducking trip that will probably last
until after Congress adjourns for the holiday
recess, and be Is without doubt hopeful that
when the members reassemble tho Appropri
ation bills and other routine business will press
, so closely on tho time of both Houses that reso-
' I lutlons as to Cuba will be kept In check.
I fa Another phase of the Cuban question that
( may be discussed at to-morrow's meeting of the
. I foreign Relations Committee is involved In the
I , paragraph of the President's messago, which
1,1 i read" as follows:
"Whatever circumstances may nrlso our
v i ' polloy and our Interests would constrain us to
I 1 object to tno acquisition of the island or an In-
I terference with Its control by any other power."
;'vj As one Senator put It to-day. the question to
I'l it he discussed la: . -
I"- " Will publlo sentiment In the United States
' J Justify the appllcat n of the Monroe doctrine
to the possessions of Spain upon the American
I .' continent?"
There Is said to bo a sentiment In the minds of
I some of the Senators friendly to the Cuban
I cause, favorable to submitting a proposition de
li claring the exlstenoe of a provlilonal govern
' ment In Cuba and following It with a demand
I' upon Spain tu arbitrate or to withdraw from
I V Cuba. '1 his sentiment has not crystnllzed into
I ll n definite form, but has been discussed freely, and
IsbYi many Senators believe that the proposition
fivi would be warmly endorsed by public sentiment
IBv throughout the United States.
1H Tbo resolution offend in tho Senate yc-
Hi tcrdaj by :r. Morgan (Dora.. Ala. ), reqiest-
fflf 1 lnL' (be President to furnish copies of tho
IH 1 papers relating to tho condition of affairs in
M I Cuba, Da-tlcularly as to the Competitor case,
VB Jl was taktrn up to day.
lm.'il Speaking of the President's annual message
iSsi on tn subject of Cuba. Mr. Moiuan said that
W t U v,at of the most Improssive Importance as
I iHll n statement of the leaJImr fact", and that he
ll had not hear! thut bpain controverted any of
I 'Hll hu l'rrsldent's suttemenls. Ho condemned
JrVwll "the cruel and Inhuman bun her" pra-tlsed
f1 1 by tho hpanlards, and said thut If the I'nltcd
c . I States wanted to stop a nr ol annihilation
tVit and extermination, it had no time to lore.
Ul 1 ongress. he said, stould not hesitate to dn-
K clnrp. for the reasons statfl In the I'rr. Merit's
H inobsaco, tint the Independence of Cnbu was
iH Ihe peoplo nnd the property of the Island
iH were, he declared, the prey of commissioned
lM ixucrrillus, who hnd Income robbers, cutthroats.
H H-Mtsslus, and Pirates, and nil end must be
' IiUt to the siiturnnlla of blood nnd fire.
H In commenting on the President's messace,
'M 3Ii. Mureuo said It was remarkable that the
H J'rcsldcia assumed that the U-uo bet neon
H Cuba and Simln was "lndeiendeuce or exter
V mlnation." The President hail warned Spain
K that the time for decisive action wus near nt
HI hand, and If he should now say that the time
H had arrhed, (he American peoplo nould sub
IB I tain him.
I American citizens of Cuba nod rlshts un-
JH I ner the Jaw of nations which the courts of the
fll I United States and of all neutral countries
HI would protect and onforcc oreti In splto of op-
Wi position from tho President, If he should op-
I pose them. Tho I'nlted States Jo eminent
1 would bo lu tint must liumlllntlug state of In-
ffiil nocuous desuetude If It extended no helping
I hand to the sufferers In Cuba, and If It re-
an fused to forbid further devastation &nd death
mjt which a cruel Government was now Inflicting.
1H I After quoting some paragraphs from to
W I President's message, Mr. Morgan nsserted that
DM 1 Congress hjd never roceied a Htrnnger or more
J I moving statement of facts than had bcon thus
8 solemnly laid before the political and war-
j I making department of the tlnvernment.
J 1 Mr. Morgan woni on to discuss the case of
-H I American citizens sentenced to death in tho
'I Competitor rap, and spoko of tho United
fll btntes as standing by nnd wltnen-lnaa trug-
-I edy bo.'aiiEe Interference would be perilous
jl and Injurious to certain business Interests If
Bf tbo Jnlted States were to Intervene ul all, he
H would prefer open war. And ho would ou
for n resolution to that effect, his jtstlllrntlon
J being the laws of nations ns ho understood
w them and the. feeling that he entertained for
W those who lifted up their appealing hands and
called for help agnlust aprnlllng cruelty and
.fi misrule. No State In Suanlsh America had
Im tver been forced to enduro such oppression. In
ID peace and war, as tho President In his message
mk had Justly charged to Spanish rule In Cnbu.
j The United States, ho dec hired, hnd no alter-
J native but the .tnirle choice between the end-
J less repet tlon of the terrible, evils portraed
B by the President and a, base, humiliating delav
while rapine and destrjctlou wero rampant,
In tho hope that some fortunate turn In events
might relievo tho United States or a duty
H which tho Government owed to humanity and
I At the oloseof Mr, Morgan's speech, which
H was read from manuscript, tho resolution was
1 agreed to.
Hj Mr. Woodman (Hop., 111.), Introduced In tho
I House to-day a Joint resolution "directing the
I I'rosldont to act In Cuban affairs." as follows,
B "ll'ierta, Iho people of tho I'nlted States
have loomed with .irofouml sorrow of the
ffl murder of Gen. Antonio Maceo, second in coin
B mand of the armies of the republic of Cuba.
and the murder of members of his staff, hj u
B detachment of bnunlih troous. while (Jen.
Maceo and his staff wero keening nn nrrolnt-
I ment for conferem e under u ting of trurn, and
1 "Whtrcai, The President having foiled to
I carry out tho wishes of the people of the United
I States as expressed by theli senators mid
I Representatives I u Congress, but. on the con-
trurj, having In his annual messti'e submit-
ted to Congress on tho 7th day of Mecemlxir,
1 IBOil. given us no adequate Idea of an tuten-
I tlon to curry out the will of the people of tho
I I'ulted Sta.os, but making uu argument In
if favor of Spanish butchers on tho Island of
Culm, and lu support of the alleged honor of
f th Suanlsh nation; therefore, h it
"fcs'ilud. Uy tho Senate und House of Rep-
I leienutlvcs of tho United Stalls of America,
4 lu Congress assembled that tho President be
and he is heiohy directed to express to the
Internment of Spain, through Its authorized
oillclals, severe condemnation or the methods
n ot warfare pursued bj Its lories In una, and
etpeelallv of the means resorted to In the mur-
der of Gen. Antonio Maceo.
"Hrwlttd. That the President Is hereby dl-
reeled to recognize the Republic ot Cuba aa
)l . sh rS MLgJmmmmmfllJ.t
nn Independent Stnto, and to accord said Re
public of Cuoa all the rights and privileges in
tho ports and In the territory of tho United
States as nro enjoved by the most favored na
tljn. . , ,
"fwoltrd. Tliattho President be and ho Is
hereby directed to demand ot the Government
of Spain, through Its official representatives,
that all amed forros of Spain be nl once with
drawn from tho Island of Cuba nnd Its ports,
and to take such slops ns may bo necessary to
enforco such demand." ,
'1 ho resolution was rcforrod to tho Commit
tee on Foreign Affairs.
Tho resolution offered by Senator Morgan
lestrrdav requesting the President to commu
nlcnlo to tho Sennto papers regarding tho con
dition ot Cuba wns agreed to.
STIRUED ItT M.I CEO'S DEATH.
The Council ofCuunn IteTOlntloaarj Clnbs
Appeal to Cnbnna.
The New York Council of Cuban Revolution
ary Clubs In this city Issued yesterday tho fol
lowing manifesto to tho Cubans with regard to
the death of Antonio Maceo:
" The Spanish people, moved by a ferocious
sentiment ot vengeance, give themselves up. In
these moments, to unbridled Joy at the news of
the Cuban hero's death. In whom were tl pitted
the unextlngulshnble aspiration of the people ot
Cuba for their independence, and the con
stancy, the valor and devotion tho Cubans have
displayed in their efforts to secure It, and In
their wild frenzy, the Spanish people have Im
agined that that blow,, struok by a heinous
crime against tho causo of Independence, is de
cisive and will establish anew In our country
the bated Spanish domination.
"In view of the enemy's attitude, and the hopes
that we cherished that destiny might preserve
for onr country tho noble heartand gallant arm
of the unronquered general, whose figure the
world shall now surround with the double halo
of hero and martyr, having given placo to
horror and Indignation In our conscience by the
vile means employed to subdue our chief, wa
believe It our most Immediate duty to oppose
to the delirious confidence of the Spaniards the
unconquerable tlrmuess of the Cubans; to make
known to Spain, who Imagines tho end of the
revolution that will forever emancipate us from
her yoke to be near, bocause one of her most
powerful arms, accustomed to lead her tri
umphant march, has fallen In glorious
struggle, nnd to proclaim to this noble
American people, that shares our aspira
tions and stands ready to lend us its
efficacious aid, that tho Cuban people, whether
weeping over their most cherished heroes, or
hoping that death shall respect them, till they
shall have achieved the great aud generous end
for which our valiant leaders fight, will per
severe with unswerving determination in the
same sentiment that has lea them to the sacri
fice of life and riches, and are resolved to rea
lize, at any cost, the independence ot their na
"A noble heart and a group of fervent pa
triots, though situated In distant shores, at the
same time, felt the necessity of giving expres
sion to the emotions that thrill every Cuban
heart In this hour of sorrow by making a new
and sweet sacrifice on the altar of thelrcountry.
" Let us accept this course as the path marked
for our patriotism. Let every Cuban family re
affirm their warm devotion to the cause of Inde
pendence by forwarding to our brethren now
straggling on the fields of battle, as a chserlng
voice from every home and as a new proof ot
our close union In the common cause, at least
one rifle, with which, a new arm, also ready to
fall in glorious death before yielding, shall re
spond to the supreme and final effort and to
the presumptuous confidence of tho Spanish
Home Spanish Of&ctat TCrmarka oa the Kill
Ins: of Maceo.
VAsniaTOV. Dec. 15. Tho Spanish lega
tion here furnishes the following translation of
a cablegram received to-night:
"Madrid. Dec. IS.
M To SranttK ilinMer. H ajAincfon
"Maceo's death took place In loyal fight at.
Punta Mrava. and was caused by our soldiers'
bullets. This Is proved by tho letter written by
the son of Maximo Gomez, In which ho Bays
that he killed himself In order not to abandon
the body ot his General. The handwriting of
the letter has been verified, and also every de
tail of the fight, time, aud rlrcumstances when
Maceo and the son of Gomez were wounded.
All these details have beeu published In Eu
rope In telegrams from both Spanish and for
eign correspondents. Tetl'a."
The legation attached to the cablegram a nota
sa)ing that the Spanish legation at Washing
ton " hopes to discover the origin or the report
of Maceo's assassination and to trace It to a
certain Cuban resident In Jacksonville."
The note further su)S that the presenco in
Jacksonville of several newspaper correspond
ents at the time of the reported assassination of
Maceo "explains the wUe circulation of the
disgusted lnrn itetleu.
While nsTSDn Claeera Tor the General
Madrid Talks or JIotiaelnE IHm.
M.umin. Dec. 15. The dissatisfaction with
Gen. Weiler'e conduct of affairs In Cuba grows
apace here. The Ministerial papers complain
about bis returning to Havana to receive an un
deserved ovation Instead of vigorously pursuing
the Insurgents in ths province of Plnar del Rio.
Other papers resent Gen. Weyler's alleged
suppression of telegrams recording the ovations
to Major Clrujeda upon the receipt of the news
that his rotnmaud had detested a largely u
terlor force of insurgents and killed their
lender, Maceo. 1 his action Is attributed to
Jealousy on the part of Gen Wej ler. who, the
papers ear, desires to have no one share with
him tho honor of suppressing the Insurrection.
t redlble rumors ure current that the Govern
ment Is not nt all sntlstled with Gen. Weyler's
administration of the civil and military ntfalrs,
nnd that If the situation In Cuba does not
shortly improve. Gen. Marin, nt present Gov
ernor ot Porto Rico, will be substituted in his
Aldermeu Want HomethlnK Done for Cuba.
'I he following petition was signed by the
members of the Hoard of Aldermen yesterday:
" To the Conffrru of the L'mted State
"We, the undersigned citizens of the United
States, do most respectfully petition your hon
orable body to use your Influence to stop the
barbarities and Inhumanities now being prac
ticed upon the people of Cuba by the mon
archy of Spain.
"lhe civilized world stands aghast at the
atrocities committed there under the guise of
law, many of which were committed upon citi
zens of this country and therefore call for In
tervention on its part, ond do respectfully pray
that the Congress or the United States take
cognl7ance of the fact that war Is now being
waged In Cuba, that the people thereof may
enjoy political freedom and that the people of
Culm In their efforts for success have the sym
pathy nnd ben wishes of the people of the
United htutes "
Willing; to Flcht for Cuba.
OrruMViA, la. Doc, lfi. The local mllltla
company last night adopted a resolution pledg
ing Itself to uphold any action taken by the
United States Government in regard to the re.
ported assassination of Gen. Maceo, and volun
teering Its services if necessary to resort to
arms to uphold uuch nction.
Pout III Hon, Mich . Dec. 15. Cuban sym
pathizers In this cits have organized. At a
meeting behind closed doors lost night military
ofllt ers wero rinded and twenty-six nuinus en
rolled as privates for active service In the Cuban
army. 'lh organizer of tho company Is an at
torney of this tin. nuil tlienlllcers and men nro
mumbers or ex-members uf the National Guard,
.New Yorkera Who Want to Flulit In Cuhu.
A uumber of smpathlzers with the Cuban
Insurgents gathered at Owen's Hotel, HSO West
eighteenth street, Inst evening and determined
to organize ft company of 100 men to nsslatllni j
struggling Cubans. A list of volunteers v u
circulated and thirty men signed It, '1 hey an
headed by James P. Cavanagh, -'71 Rruadw.i) i
and all of them Bay they are read) to gu lo
Cuba as soon as tho reports of Macro's asraisi
natlon are verified. They w.vut both nionej
'lo Protent Against llaiti'i Aaaaaalanlloii,
A meeting of the members of St, Mark's I 1
ceumwlllbo bsld at fat, Mark's M, H. Chnieh,
In West Flfty.tbird street, oa Friday evening
of this week, to protest against the cruelty and
treachery of tno Spanish Government In the
assassluatlon of Gen, Antonio Maceo. A num
ber of clergymen familiar with the existing
conditions in Cuba will talk ot the progress of
tho war and deliver eulogies on the dead Cuban
Tho Three Frlenda heea Oo Ker Weal.
Key WtST. Fla.Dec, 15. H Is reported the
Throe Friends passed this port about 12 o'clock
to-da .heading southwest. Hbe could be seen
plainly. It Is said, from the top of tbo City Hall
building, standing close Into the rest. Sha was
under a full bead of steam. """""
FUEL GAS GRANTRECALLED
nunir.it is ai.d. olcoti's muxici.
VAL OirXEllSltll' COMMITTEE.
lie Maya lie Isn't a Jilt Honeater Thna tba
Aldermen Who Voted ror It Mayor Giv
ing; a HenrlnK on the Keaolntlon When
the Hoard's Meaaenscer Came nnd Got It,
Tho Aldermen recllcd from the Mas or yester
day their resolution purporting to grant to tho
Consumers' Fuel Gas Company permission to
tear up tho streets and lay pines, Tho Mayor was
giving a public hearing on the resolution when
a messenger from the Hoard appeared and said
that that body wtnted the resolution bock
again for reconsideration.
"That settles It," said Mayor Strong, and
the hearing closed abruptly.
.Alderman Goodwin lod off In tho Aldermen's
meeting with n resolution demanding the ro
callot tho resolution, but Alderman Goodmnn's
substitute to defer the recall until nfter the
hearing In tho Major's office prevailed.
"I think tho President of the Hoard ought to
go to tho hearing nnd oxnlaln to tho Mayor
how he. figures It that tho franchise Is worth
S10, 000,000," said Alderman Koonan.
"Vou attend to your business and I will at
tend to mine," retorted Mr. Jeroloman.
Alderman Goodman said that a dastardly
attempt hod boen made to smirch the honor of
the members of the Hoard.
"I nm In favor of a thorough Investigation
of the whole matter," he ald, "becauso the
mind of the public has been poisoned by false
reports and Insinuations of wronedolng on
tbo part of those'mrmbers who voted In favor
of granting this franchise."
Alderman Olcott snld that ho had roted
against the grant because he was In favor of
municipal ownorshlo of gas plants. "It muni
cipal ownership wero Impossible." he said, "I
should le In favor ot passing Just such a fran
chise as this Board garo to the Consumers'
Gas Company. I want to say right here that I
think tho gentlemen In this Hoard who voted
for tho franchise have since been the victims of
a most cruel and dastardl) libel, I doilre to
say Cast I do not consider mjself one bit moro
honest than tho Aldermen who voted for It."
Meanwhile somebody had sent tho messen
ger to the Major's onlce to get the resolution
back. When this was discovered there was
nn uproar, A dozen Aldermen demanded rec
ognition. Alderman Goodman was finally
heard to say that It was not the Intention of
tho Board to notify the Mayor of Its action
until after ths Mayor's public hearing was
Immediately another messenger was sent
post haste to overtake the first, but he was too
late. The Major had delivered up the resolu
tion, and when It was returned Alderman
Goodman's motion to reconsider th vote by
which It was passed and refer It to Alderman
Olvott's special committee on municipal owner
ship of gas plants, was unaulmouslj adopted.
It Is not likely that the resolution will re
emerge verj soon.
At the Mayor's hearing Mllo M. Beldlng,
President of the Consumers' Company, said
that tho company would have no monopoly
because there was nothing to prevent the Hoard
of Aldermen from granting the same privilege
to any other corporation.
James P. Campbell, counsel for tho com-pans-,
"We offered no money to the Aldermen, and
wo have no mono to spenl for an j thing ex
cept that which Is strictly legal. You, Mr.
Mayor, have a perfect right to sign this fran
cnlse." "Ihen j ou don't agree with the Corporation
Counsel!" asked the Major.
"I do not," replied Mr. Campbell.
"H'm." said the Mayor,
A man with fuel gai to offer very cheap
couldn't get a hearing. A rival fuel gas com
pany was beard briefly and so were some citi
zens speaking as Individuals.
At yesterday's meetlrc of the Gas Commis
sion eight bids for lighting the streets with
gas and six for lighting with electrh lty were
received. The bids wero about the same as
those ot last year. They will bo tabulated and
consldered.at tbo next meeting of the Commission.
TKADE r.VO.V iriTU CAXADA.
A. Special Canadian Envorf Perhnpa
MeKlnltr Would Sleet Lsnrltr Half War.
Wasiiis.otun. Dec. 15. It Is tho opinion ot
many public ram at the capital that the ap
proaching visit or sir Richard Cartw right, the
Prime Minister ot Canada, to Washington and
Canton will be followed by an arrangement to
have here a permanent representative of the
Dominion Government. Mr. Laurler, the pres
ent Prime Minister, it Is said, regards it as quite
as Important to have an agent in Washington
as to have one In London, because Sir Julian
Pauncefote Is required to attend to the business
of Great Britain and all her colonics, and can
not devote the time and the attention to the
Interests of Canada that their growing impor
It has been proposed several times in Canada
to ask from the Crown the appointment of a
special envoy to the United States who shall
have nothing to do but to attend to the business I
of Canada. Such an agent would be received
by tho President and recognized by tho Depart
ment or State In the regular manner, and It Is
believed that efforts to secure tho appointment
of a conspicuous Canadian for this duty arc al-
ready in progress. The onvoy would bo selected I
nnd paid by the Dominion Government, but
would bear a commission and .credentials from
Queen Vli torla.
The President-elect has nover made a public
announcement of views upon the Canadian
question. His intimate friends are not si ret
Icunt, and from their utterances it is inferred
that be will oheerfully meet the Canadians half
way In negotiations to promote the friendship
and commerce of tho two countries. Tho chief i
questions of controversy between Canada and
the United Stales are: Customs dues at tho
border: the bonded car privilege upon Canadian
railways, which obtain much of their traftlo
from tho United State ; the enlargement nnd
control of the water ways: tne rights and privi
leges of fisheries In both the Takes aim the
ocean, and quarantine regulations. The Prime
MlnUter of Canada has declared his willingness
to "throw nil these questions Into the same ,
poU"as Mr. Illalneonco suggested, and settle
them together. He is willing to wipe nut all
the custom houses on tho border, to give Ameri- '
can fishermen and Canadian fishermen the I
same rights and privileges, and grant Ameri- I
can capitalists concessions to Improve tho
canals and navigable channels on the Canadian
eldeuf tne border on equal terms with the oltl
reus of his own country, provided that tho Gov
ernment of the United States will dn the same.
In other words, Mr. Laurler would like to make
the commercial relations between the United
Mates and Caoada In all respects as free as
they are between the States of tnls Union. Tills
Is what ha means when he lines the term " com
mercial union," and If his scheme ure carried i
not the result would be equivalent to commer- '
olal annexation. I
jiuit.Mxa ton A Wl.KK. I
A I.onnHinouldrrlnir Fire Horn 91,600
Damage lu Dr. HpHnna Ilium?.
Smoke having been noilceablo for several
days In the house of Dr. J. II. Spaun at 10'J
West Seventy-fourth street, an eiuplojeeof the
company which put In the kitchen range was
sent for on Monday nnd an examination of the
range was made. The workman was unable to
I find tho causo of the smoke, and continued his
I examination jesterdaj-. While he was stilt at
j work examining the flue a puff ot smoke burst
I through the floor ot the library, which Is over
' the kitchen,
Firemen were summoned, and their axes were
snuu al work upon the library floor, which was
found to be completely undermined by fire. It
apiieors that a detective flue, the suspected
sum ( e of the smoke, was to blame, and ap.
parently a slow lire had been burning in tho
floor uuder the llbrorj aud over the kllohan for
the past week,
'1 he timbers of the floor and their supports
were blackened by tire, ond the axes of the tire,
men passed through the burned wood as readily
as If It wore paper,
About n thousand dollars damage was done
to the floor, while the chemical apparotus of
the Bremen did three or four hundred ilnllais'
additional damage to Dr. Mimun'e library. 'Ihe
firemen considered It remarkable that the uu.
derm neel floor had even held the weight of the
furniture In the llbrarj. Dr. epann Is fully
The Uull.t Tnt Killed Uaeeot
Was not mora deadly In In affect than the oouih or
eotd ;nai will prooably km roi units. aulaVlyurad
by Watt's lUpsstoraat-duT uu" '"'vureu
COUMY COMMITTEE SOI ID.
rintt Ilea Control Kvtrj- District Conven
tion Pollee Htinpreas) Thornton,
Delegates to the Republican County Commit
tee ot 1807 were elected last night. Thero are
SIC of them, and not one was chosen by null
organization votes. The Piatt Lautcrbaoh men
controlled every Convention.
Thero were contests between leaders of tac
tions within tho organization, nnd men who
have heretofore been opposed to the adminis
tration of tho party's affairs by Hdward Lauter
bach profited by these differences to secure some
members of tho County Committee, although It
Is understood that they will be organization
Among theso aro Lloyd Oollls, James Year
ance, John S. Wise, and Walter R. Ilonjamln.
In the Twenty-ninth dlstrlou Thore nro thrco
factions of the organization In that district,
and thero were five tickets volod nt thn Conven
tion. The names of the four men mentioned
were on all these tlckots, as was that ot Presi
dent Lanterbaoh of the County Committee.
The five were elected byn unanimous vote, al
though tho four really represented the minority
element lu the district.
The strongest of tho orgKQlzntlon factions
wero lod by Simon Hess and Quarantine Com
missioner Palmer. Hess was defeated himself,
but his followers succeeded In electing four of
the five original Piatt men on each ticket. Palm
er's ticket had ono man on It who got through,
William C. Buchanan, who was on that ticket,
made provision for his defeat by securing elec
tion from the Twentj -second Assembly d 1st riot.
The liveliest Convention was held in the
Twenty-fifth district, nt 17 West Twenty-fourth
street. Iho tight there was to prevent the re
turn of Stato Committeeman Amain Thornton
to the County Committee, and It wna successful.
The fight was led by George R. Manchester,
Secretary of the County Committee. Man
chester and Thornton were rival candidates for
Chairman of tho Convention
Ihe hall was filled with a howling mob of
partisans of both sides. Police Capt, Chapman
and seventy-five patrolmen wero there, and
wero needed there. Thornton objected to the
roll as made up by the County Committee He
said It contained the names of four officehold
ers. Manchester beat him for Chairman by SO
votes to 01.
Both tried to take the chair, Thornton declar
ing that he bud a majority of votes legally cast.
Capt. Chapman suppressed Auiasa. Thornton
and his friends wouldn't vote for delegates nnd
held a rump Convention, which elected a con
There wo a contest In tho Second district. In
which tho faction led by Denis Shea defeated
that led by W. n. Kllboy by 43 to '.'7. In the
Thirteenth, which has been an antl.Platt dis
trict for two years. Deputy lax Commissioner
Miller, the antl-Platt leader, was badly beaten
by the Piatt men led by Herman Joveehof.
The fight In the Twenty-third district was
between tho two Piatt factions, one led by
Moses M. McKee and ths other by Herman ll.
Wilson. McKee was defeated by 111 to 80.
In the Thirty-first district Silas C. Croft's
ticket beat Alfred R. Page's by 1 JO votes to 55.
The Conventions In the Fourth, Fifth, and
Twenty-eighth districts adopted resolutions
favoring the election of Thomas C. Piatt as
United States Senator.
In the Eleventh dlstrlnt Robert A. Ureacen,
the velernn leader, has voluntarily retired. It
win said last night that he will be succeeded by
Vice-President John P. Wlndolph of the Board
The new County Committee will organize on
the third Thursday of January.
William Hrooktleld and his friends at their
meeting held at the State Club on Monday
night. It was said yesterdny, decided to begin
the work ot organizing their proposed antl
Platt Republican County CommllUe In the
second week of Januarv. Mr. Brook Held left
yesterday for Caninn, O., to have a talk with
UXIOX LEAGUE'S CIIOATB DOOM.
Club Will Work at Albany-FarkUurat Will
nnahwbnek Up the Hlate,
Tho Union League Club Republicans who
favor Justpb H. Chonto for United States Sen
ator propose. It was made known yesterday, to
carry the fight right into Albany. It has been
determined to appoint a committee of fifty antl
Platt Republicans, most of them belonging to
the Union League Club, to carry on the work at
Albany, Every member of this committee of
fifty Is expected to go to Albany and labor with
the 161 Republicans who will mako up tbo Joint
caucus ot the Assembly and the Senate which
is to name the successor to David B. Hill. Presi
dent Horace Porter of the Union league Club
Is to name the committee of fifty, and tba full
list. It Is expected, will bo ready within a few
Mr. Choate was asked yesterday what ho had
tossy of the advocacy by Dr. Parkhurst and
theClty Vigilance League of his election to the
United States Senate. He replied:
"I am not in sjmpathy with any personal at
tack on Mr. Piatt."
"Do you sjmpathlre with Dr. Parkhurst's at
tack on tne Republican organization 7"
" I do not auprovenf attacksonany Individual
or on anything In this connection," Mr. Cboato
Dr. Parkhurst, It was ascertained last nlgnt,
proposes to engage in a mud -slinging campaign
against Mr. Piatt all over the State. It wns
even made known that he is now preparing a
personal attack on Mr. Piatt which he Is to
eund throughout the State. The McKlnley
League, Mllholland's organization. Is to bo tho
channel through which this personal attack Is
to ho disseminated. In many of the Assembly
and Senate districts Milholland lias ascatterlug
organization still known as the McKlnley
League, nnd Its memoers are oxpected to peddle
the personal nttat k on Mr, Plutt and also to get
It Into ns many ot the country newspapers as
vvimih vvoiiKiNO yon CntlATE.
The Willis faction in the Republican organi
zation In Brooklyn jesterdaj organized a boom
for .Mr. Choute far the Senalorship. Lastulght
the Hrst Ward Association, which Is In Sir.
Willis's special ballwlck. adopted a resolution
favoring Mr. Choute' rnndldany.
" If we solid Mr. Choate to ashlngtnn," one
of his admirers said, "wo shall have nnothar
Charles Sumner In the United States Senate "
Mr, Willis Isanx.ous to have the henatorehip
made an issue at the primaries to-morrow night,
anil, under his Instructions, Mr, Choate will bo
endorsed by some of the district associations.
It is said that thn fourteen Assemblymen from
Kings county have beon polled and that six have
expressed their prefcrenoe for Mr. Choate.
The battle at the primaries to-morrow night
will bo a red-hot one. County Clerk Jacob
Worth and Sheriff Buttling, who represent tho
Piatt wins In the party, are making the fight
purely on local lines and don't Intend to let the
Senatorial question ba Injected into the controversy.
CUSTOM HOUSE ItETREXCIlMENT,
Dlemtaeale Comma; and m 0100,000 HhtIuk
to Be Effected.
Secretary Carlisle in midsummer dlreoted
that the expenses of tho New York Custom
1 House should be reduced. Several reports were
I forwarded to the Socretary. and eventually the
I w hole matter was turned over to Special T reas
I ll rj Agent Cross, who was to tell In what de
' parlments the retrenchment should take place.
Meantime Collector Kllbreth has not filled the
vacancies caused by deaths, removals, and reslg.
nations In the various departments, and In this
win some money has been saved. Special Treas
ury Agent Cross has about finished his report,
and It will soon be la tba hands of Secretary
Although no ofllolal Information could lie oh.
talned yesterday. It was ascertained that Secre
tary Carlisle will be asked to lop off the heads
of about 800 special laborers who have been
hlrod by the assistant weighers In Survejor
MoGulro's department al 40 cents an hour It
Is also likely that about forty night Inspectors
who have beeu engaged on special duty w III ho
dismissed If It can be demonstrated that
there Is no further use for them on special
assignments. Secretary Carlisle believed t'lal
the expanses of the New York Custom House
should be cut down $100,000. The reductions
contemplated and thromlsslou lo till vacancies
will probably accomplish this.
KILLED AT 1 It K OH AND flEXTHAI,
A Mnn Bun Over nnd Mangled la the Annex
tn the Mixtion.
John Sohnelder, an employee of the New York
Central Railroad, found the mangled body of
a man on track Oof the Grand Central Station
annex jeHerdnj afternoon It It supposed that
Hi" man was inn ovrr bj a Tuckaboo train due
ntthe Ktathui at fi. 0,1 o'clock.
Both arms nnd legs were misting and tho face
andbody were eo badly mutilated as to be beyond
recognition. It Is said, however, that the dead
man waa not nn employee of the road. lit was
I about 60 yean old and was apparently a laborer,
?!!- d.. jjl'4S e i f ( ifr-f- 1 'u,VJe.v c
CHANGED SHIPS AT SKA.
THE a KEEN'S CREW CAME IX OX
Lett Their Hchooner Drirtlne On the ,7er.
aey Conet Abandoned Her After Colllil
Inc with the Htenmer Wtileu Rnn Along;
11 V In Answer ta n Mistaken blgnnl.
At tho Old Dominion steamer Yorktown,
bound from Norfolk nnd Newport News, was
coming up the Now Jersey coast yesterday after
noon she sighted n three-masted schooner lying
to about two miles off Deal Beach. Whon alio
got a little closer It was seen that the schooner
wns flying n slgnnl of distress. Cnpt. Dole ot
the Yorktown, who was at luncheon, was noti
fied and went up tu tho pilot house, lie ran his
ship along by tho schooner in order to hall her.
He couldn't quite mako out what tho schooner
Captain said, but gathered that he wanted only
a tow. The schooner, which proved to be tho
Grnco K. Green, carried foresail, mainsail, Jib,
spanker, and forcstiijsnll, Thero was a heavy
sea running and a twenty-flve-mllo wind was
blowing. Seeing that the schooner was not ap
parently In distress. Cnpt. Dole kept on his way
to Now York.
After he had gone about a mile ho decided
that ho had dono wrong in leaving the schooner
without ascertaining J ust what w as wrong with
her. So bo turned nround and went back. Ho
hailed again as tbo Yorktown went along by
the schooner nnd throw n heaving line, but It
missed. Tho schooner was coming up on the
wind on the starboard tack under the steamer's
stern. Copt. Dole stopped the Yorktown to let
the schooner come along, when suddenly, ho
save, the schooner's Captain luffed right up.
Capt, Dole couldn't get nhead In time to keen
clear of the schooner, lu the heavy roll of the
sea. and the schooner hooked her starboard
anchor In tho steamer's port bulwarks. As she
dragged along the bowsprit caught and was
carried away, with all the headgear.
The schooner's crew ran across her deck ex
citedly when tliey saw the Impending mishap,
and the steamer's passengers, who nad been
watching the pruccedlmrs, started back hs the
two vessels came together. When they struck,
four of the schooner's crew Jumped to tho deck
of the steamer. They were John Long, the sec
ond mate, aud Tom Johuson, Anton Andersen,
and John Miller, seamen. All landed safely ex
cept Miller. His right leg was caught between
tho schooner's cathead and the bulwark of tho
steamer, and was terribly crushed.
As the schooner fell away the anchor re
mained fast In the steamer's side and the
anchor chain ran out to Its full length of ninety
fathoms. Then 11 snapped oft and fell into tho
sea, tearing the anchor and part of tho York
town's bulwarks away. In a few moments a
small boat put out from the schooner with four
men In It. They were Charles W. Frlsbee, Cap.
tain; Edgar Frlsbee, first mate: Peter Cordail,
cook, and Joseph Olien. seaman. They were
picked up by tho Yorktow n. whioh proceeded
on her way to the city. The schooner was left
drifting about under her reefed sails, with a
cat aud dog on board.
('apt. Frlsbee explained tnat the hoisting of a
signal of distress waa a mistake. He Intended
to ask only for a tow, but the signal wns put up
with the union down. The schooner hod lost
her Jibtopsalland Hying Jib early In the morn
ing, so that she was uuanle to make her way up
the coast In tba vale. She was not In danger
until after tho collision, when ho thought best
to leave her. The schooner was laden with
coal and was bound for New Haven. She left
Philadelphia on Saturday and made good
weather of it until Monday night, when the
wind got stronger about midnight.
Miller, tho seaman whose leg was crushed,
was carried Into the smoking room of tho York-
town and laid out on the floor. He was bleed
ing profusely, but retained consciousness. Tho
York'own does not carry a surgeon, but a pas
senger named Holloway made a ligature and
succeeded tn partly stopping the flow of blood.
When the steamer got Into her dock, at Oo'clook
last night, nn ambulance was called from the
Hudson Street Hospital and the surgeon dressed
the Injury, Tne leg- was completely crushed
from the knee to the ankle, and will have to be
amputated. Miller wns taken to the hospital,
which he reached without hnvlng lost con
sciousness at any time. He Is Ul years old and
a Norwegian. '
Capt. Frlsbee, as soon ns be reached the city,
started down tho bay with a tug of the Chap
man Wrecking Com pan J to look for ths
schooner, rlthough there seemed to be little
hope of saving her. A despatch from Long
Branch last night a!d that she was off Asbtiry
Park and was elnwly drifting south, with a
chance of going ashore nt Barnegat Beaoh. The
wind was rising steudlly, and It was snowing
The Grate K. Green is a three-masted centre
board schooner owned by John S. Bond of
Portsmouth, N. II , where she was built ln-18tM.
The tonnage is 'Mi and she carries a load of 070
tons of coul,
A HOLD-UP XV FEAIBUSn.
A Dlacult Peddler, Who la Rtopped by Two
IIlKl uTinrx, Deliver Up 01OO.
The Brooklyn police, both mounted and on
foot, were scouring the Flatbnsh woods last
night for two men who held up and robbed
Edward Hood of 140 Willow street of $100.
Mr. Hood Is a salesman for tbo New York Bis
cuit Company, and tho hold-up occurred when
he was driving his wagon througn Canarsis
lane, near Nostruud avenue, about dusk last
Two men, according to his account, emerged
from tho woods at that point, aud when ono of
them had seized the horse's head the other
drew a revolver and pointing It at his head said:
" Come, glvo us all the stuff ou have got."
Mr, Hood told them that he had nothing to
give up. and politely requested the highwaymen
to let him resume his Journey.
"Now. jou maj think we're fooling." tho
man with the revolver said, "but wemenn
huslneks. This gun Is loaded and my friend has
another and knows how to uselu 1 eau shoot,
Willi this the fellow discharged his revolver,
sending the bullet into the shaft of the wagon.
The explosion frightened the horse, nnd ll
Jumped In the air. It also frightened the bis
cuit peddler, for when tho stnoku had cleared
oft he drew a nod of nllls from his pocket and
banded it to the robbor with the remark ,
" T hat's all I hav e, w 1th the exception of some
" You can keep tho change," wns tho response
he got. "Now drive off as quickly as you can.
'J he hlvhwaymen then Jumped over the fence
and re-entered the woods. Air, Hood notified
the first policeman he met and begged him lo
chase up the robbers. Within a few minutes a
fienrral pursuit was organized, but uniilaiato
tour only one suspect had been captured, and
the police refused to disclose his identity pend,
Ing further deployments.
Mr. Hood says thero was S100 tn the roll of
bills, lledetcrihed one of tho highwaymen ns
.TO jeamo.U. 5 feet H Inches tall, with a dark
mustache and dark clothing. He was so much
bewildered, he said, that he could not describe
thn other one. When some remarks were made
w hlt'h seemed to throw doubt on tho story. Mr,
Hood pointed to the bullet mark in the ahatt
of his wagon.
HE It III! ItT 11, STEELE ACQUITTED.
The Mnn Who Wns Aeenaed or IlavlaR
flurelnr's Tools In Ilia l'oaaesalon.
The trial of Herbert II. Steele on a charge of
being In possession of burglars' tools and for
complle'lt) in a safe robbery at Hath Beach wai
brought to a close lait evening in the County
I ourt lu Brooklyn,
The prosecution showed that Steele had served
n term In the Massachusetts State prison for
forgery nnd that ho had been an associate of
Burglars Sutton and Lnomls, who wero cap.
tured by the Brooklyn police recently and are
now serv Ing long terms.
In his own behalf Stenlo testified that the
tools found with him ivero used In some luven.
tlons nn which lie was engaged.
He also said that Hie dvnamlte found in his
trunk was to he tinod lu (itrrjlng nut atoutract
for the blasting of roi ks In Jamaica Ha) pre
paramo to the building of u hunt house,
Thero wo-n disagreement over tho contract,
and lie three, most of the explosives Into the
hast River, Ho sold he regretted that ha did
nut dispose of thudjuaralte In the same man
lier Ilia intetlngs with Burglar Sutton, ho said,
was tndlsi uss the construction of a mlnlaturo
rno truck tn lie used in pool rooms,
1 ho case as glv en tn the Jury at 6 P, M. The
Jury n out until after midnight, when they
brought In a verdict of not guilty.
Dr. I'unk After District Attorney llaekue.
The Rev, Ur Funk Insists that District Attor
nej rosier L Backus of Iirookljn has neglected
hl dutv In the enforcement of the Raines Jaw
and jesterdaj he said that the temperance or
ganlratlon with which he Is connected would
probably prefer charges against him anduk for
his removal from office.
populist ma the v i r.v.v,
lie Receives t'ongrntntntlon from Mr,
Bryan Other Blneanehiiaelta Illreilonn.
Boston, Dec. 16,- The Inst of tho municipal
elections In Massachusetts were held to-dnj'.
Tho most surprising remit enmo In I.j nn, w hi re
Walter L. Ramtdell, a sliver Detnocrtt and
Populist, was elected Major by ntnajnrltj of
abont 1,700, This was brought nbout largely
by tho cut-downs In the local shoo shops since
the national election. Rnmsdcll Is a newspaper
mnn and has conducted his campaign on tho loto
silver Issue. The city of Lynn, after being for
no license for several years, also voted for
llcenso for tho coming ) ear.
In Boston six Republicans nnd six Democrnts
are elected Aldormen. 1 ho Common Council Is
Democratic by a fair majority. License Is car
ried by about 7,000 majority.
Tho Mnjors elected In various cities aro:
Cambridge, Alvln F. Sartwcll, Dcm.: Chelsea,
Herman W. Pratt, Rep.: Ljnn, Walter L.
Rnmsdell, Pop; Newburyport, Andrew R,
Curtis. Dem.; North Adams, Albert C, Hough
Cambridge and Chelsea vote no license. In
Cambridge Clement G, Morgan, colored, was
elected to the Board of Aldermen. Morgan was
orator at Harvard's last class day, and Is ths
first colored man to bo elected Alderman In
Rnmsdcll, the successful candidate in Lynn,
received to-night a congratulatory telegram
from William J. Bryan, saying tho city had " at
last put the right shoe on the right foot"
HE CHOSE TO JIK SHOT.
Ho Pit t'oiiKhlln Wns Pinioned nnd Blind.
Ialdedtnnd Met Heath Instantly.
Salt Lake Citt, Dec. 15. Pat Coughlln was
executed In Rich county, this State, to-day for
the murder of Deputy Sheriff Dawes and Con
stable Stacg in July, 1805. Coughlln chosa
shooting as tho mnnner of death. He was pin
ioned, blindfolded, and seated on a chair, and
six deputies fired simultaneous!), aiming at the
heart, over which a piece of white paper was
fastened. Every shot pierced tho mark, and
death was Instantaneous.
Coughlln was about 23 years of age, n native
of Pennsylvania, came tothls State whon qulto
young, and for some yenrs hnd been conldired
n hard character, in Jtilj-, 18U5, ho nnd an
other young man, Fred George, stole a number
of horses and wero pursued. For over a week
they eluded capture, snd sovernl times, when
brought to bay, fired upon their pursuers, escap
ing further Into tho mountains. They were
flnnlly surrounded In a cabin, nnd when called
on to surrender tired repeatedly, killing the tno
officers named and wounding others before the
povso retired. Several dnj s inter they wore cap
tured 150 miles from tho scene of the killing.
Both were tried, and Coughlln was sentenced to
be shot and George lo a life term in the peniten
tiary. Coughlln's execution took place near tho
spot where the murders were committed In tho
Sl.EET DRIVEN ItT A OALE.
December Suddenly Futa On Ita WlaterlAa.
pect lor Vs.
The cyclone, whose vapory banners were first
observed by the official cloud-readers two days
ago In the lower Mississippi Valley, whirled sea
ward yesterday morning, somewhere between
North Carolina and Virginia, and started spin
ning up the coast. In Its flight from the land It
carried the wires away at Hatteras. and the
Weather Bureau was unable last night to tell
the force of the wind at the stormj capo. The
storm's Influence wns felt In this neighborhood
early yesterday afternoon. It was sucking a
chill northeaster Into It at H o'clock lastulght,
when the anemometer was registering thlrty-slx
miles up on the Manhattan Life tower.
At Block Island the gale was blowing sixty
miles. Sleet came slantingly down on tho blast
about O.30 o'clock and tho sidewalks were
dangerous except to the sure-touted. At mid
night the gusty power of the gale as registered
vividly In the rattle of ths sleet on window
facing north and east. It was blowing more
than fifty miles nt bandy Hook, nnd the sennit
kicked UP In the bay prevented the marine re
porters from boarding vessels at Quarantine.
We may have a sixty-mile blow when tho
cyclone Is contra! off New York.
TtltOKE Dlt. MUl.CAUEY'S TTINDOITS.
BZargaret Wonda nnd Her Dsnshtsr Ar
rested In Newark I,unt XlKht.
Mrs. Margaret Woods and her daughter
smashed the front windows of Dr. D. D. Mul
cahey's house at 77 Academy street. Newark,
last night. Mother and daughter. It is said,
were under tho Influence of liquor, and they
were locked up.
Mrs. Woods was for a number of years house
keeper for Dr. Mulcahey. Flnnlly she left, nnd
then she nnd her daughter. It Is said, began to
annoy the physician as they did last night.
The daughter nssbmed the name of Mulcahey.
Almost a vearagoshe accused a well-known
business man who had Just been married of
having belratrd her.
Shecreated a scene at his house nnd wns at
rested. That night she attempted atilrldn by
inking poison. Mie began a suit for S-'S.OOO
damages agulnst tbe man she accused of bo
traval. The girl Is about S3 j ears old and still retains
much of tho beauty for which sho was noted a
year or two ago.
ll is pive wives in a itoir.
Foster Glnared Uncial the Array nnd With.
drew Ilia Plea or Not Glllltj,
While a Jury was being Impanelled yesterday
In ITirt III, of tno Court of General Sessions to
try Clarence F. Foster on n charge of blgntnj-,
Foster glanced behind him and sivv a bench
filled with young women whom he hnd married.
T hero were five ol them In a row, ench armed
with her marriage certificate. Foster had be
lieved that on!) one of them would upntar.
When ho saw the row of wives he stood up and
"You needn't goon. Judge, I'll plead gulltj-."
The plea was ni repted, and Foster was re
manded until Friilaj for sentence.
Foster Is U I j ears old nnd last lived at 4H Clin
ton place. His wives were Mamie Kiting of
Kingston, Maggie Dow of Kingston, Kdna
Gambia of '.'nil Gold street, Bionklyn: Belle
Deltmnr of 'Jl'.' Rodney street, Wlllhunsburgh.
nrd l.mma I e Roy of (I Lexington avenue, lie
married Miss Lo Roy on Oct. tl last Four weeks
after marrjlng her ho stole her watch and
chain. He then tried to mortgage her piano
and was arrested.
STRUCK 11 F A TIDAL WAV P.
It Fall Upon the Deek nf the Hark I., 31,
Smith mid Nearly Knuolfed llir.
IlAMFAX, Dec. 15. On last Woduesdoy n
tidal wave struck the bark L M. Smith. For a
time she was completely helpless ai d those on
board thought the sea, which tossed her around
like a cork, would engulf her.
Capt. Smith sajs that In his forty j ears' ex
psrleuca he never saw anjthlng like It.
T bey were proceeding nlnnu In an ordinary
breeze, when the vtssol suddenly went down
forward nnd an Immense nave lowered above
them and falling on her deck carried nwnynll
her fnrw ard gear, stnrtlng evorj thing nbout tho
deck nnd upsetting cverjthlng In thn cabin.
Tbev were three days clearing uwuy the wreck
ago. Cnpt. Smith wns thrown on the dock nnd had
bis right leg Injured and had a narrow escape
from being washed overboard.
S O HM IN M. A I. LEV A CCUSED.
Haiti to lie 53O0O Short In Ills Acconnta
with CuttarnuKUa County.
Ile'tvAi.o, N. Y, Dec, 15, -Iho Courlr) to
morrow morning will publish nu article stntlng
that ex-Chnlrmanof the Board of Supervisors
Normal! M. Allen of Da) ton, Cattaraugus
couni, is short 5J.000 in his accounts with that
Mr Allen Is 77 years old and has held various
political places. Ho was twice elected Stato
Senator, was a member of the ( nnstliutloual
Convention In 1807, and for four je-ars was
As nliiMjer he ranks high, and for j ears has
done a private banning business with his lale
son, Hojt Allen, In Dnylon The feaboard
Batik was bis New York correspondent.
1'or Three-Cant llsr Furea In Chisago.
t iiii'Acio, Deo. lfi. An ordinance calling for
four-cent faro on all the street cur lines In Chi
cago was passed by tbe City I ouncll last night.
The vote was overwhelming) in favor of the
I ordlnanoe. locate the Major vetoes theordl
1 nanoe It Is said It will be passed over It by the
I Council. There were many who favored a
three-cent fare. The street tar companies
will tight the ordinance.
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I FRANCIS NOT CONFIRMED. .fl
AT I'ESl'S ISSTA.'iCE ACTION Olt ' Vk
THE XOMINATIOX IS DEFERRED. -'llaefl
'Ihe Missouri Senator Hnje lie Una Nolha 'ileH
Ins Acntnat the Nan- Heeratnrr, but
Others Move I'nat Relleetloae on Mr. 41
Frnnela'n ChnrUcter Talk of Chars;. .FI
Wasimkgtov, Der 15, At the request of il
Senator Vest nf Missouri ths Senato Committee fl
on Finance this morning postponed action on -aH
the nomination of Secretary ot tho Interior l
Francis of Missouri until the next regular
meeting. The committee will hav 6 no session !jnB
on next Tuesday, that being the day agreed ?nH
upon for adjournment for tho holiday recess, so 'rl
the nomination will go over until some tlrao In H
This action of tho committee 1st ory unusual, jH
for It Is customary to act promptly upon noml- "bbbbI
nations ot Cabinet officers, and to confirm the a 'naaal
at once unless charges demanding an Investlga- iaaaal
tlon are made. Two or three members of the ' jH
Finance Committee suggested that It was due to ", V
tbo President and to Mr. Francis that his noml- ' H
nation should be acted upon at once, and Senn- I M
tor Jones of Arknnsas, Chairman nf the Nn- ! al
tlonal Democratic Committee, oxpressed his be- uH
lief that the President should be nllowcd to bbbI
namo the members of his Cabinet nnd tnhavo Cbbbb!
the nominations promptly confirmed or rejncleil. ''iltnfl
Senator Vest, In reply to thuso orlllclsins. sold iM
that, personally, no admired Mr. ! rant-Is, anil -iH
he had no objection to his continuation. Ho had '!.
received, however, many communications from, ilaaai
his Missouri constituents opposing the npmlna- ? jjH
tlon on account of the nominee- political rec- Jl
ord, and because of reflections thnt had been m
cast upon his business Integrity. I'o these com- aW
munlcatlons Mr. Vest had replied, ho said, nil- '(Mi
vising the writers that specific charges must he 4'BI
made if tho Senato committee were to act, nnd B
it was to give his constituents ttmo for this pur- ifl
pose that action should be postponed. iV'B
Senator Harris has not been able to make VitU
good bis promise to defeat the confirmation of -snei
President Cleveland's nomination of sound. ''aaaa!
money Democrats to vacancies created during iSanei
the recess of Consross and since the election, H
nnd a large number of them were confirmed In IH
rxetutlve session to-day. There is, however. 'IbbbI
some opposition on tho Republican side of the 1 M
Senate chamber to confirming Judicial nnmlnn- 1
tlona and others that have life terms. Senator m
Chandler is ono of those who says that he will Ml
not vote to confirm this class of nominees, at ho . V
thinks it Is not right that President Cleveland '
should bo allowed to fill up these vacancies l :
with Democrats Just as the Republican Admin- f
istratlon Is coming Into power. It is the general '
opinion among the Senators, however, that no ;
nomination, will he rejected except suoh as are
unfavorably reported from the committees bo- " i
cause of sustained charges against iho noml -fl
OTTT CONFIRMED. I
Ilia Nomination to Be Chler .Tuatlee ol the K?
Court of Clnlmo Approved,
WAsniNQTOV. Dec. 15. The Senato to-day I
confirmed the nomination of Charles C. Nott of t
New York to bo Chief Justice of the Court of v
Claims. i ,
Among the nominations laid over until after '
the holidays was that of William S. For- ;
man of Illinois to be Commissioner nf Internal ;
Revenue. There nppenra to be a llning-up of ,
Oliver forces tn postpone nction on nil nomlno- ,vj
tlons where Democrats hove been uomtnated &
who were conspicuous as "bolters" from the If
ticket nominated at Chicago. ' ,,
A WOMAN SET UPON. -
Kllaa Ke hoe's Adventure 'While on liar i
Way to a Frtend'e lTouae. ?
Ftcsmna, U I., Deo. 15. Ellen Kchoe, 00 Y
years old, who resides In tho Monkey Hill sec- ;
t'.onof this , l!l-gc, waA-t .veu by a stranga "'f;
man to-night. Sho wns on the way from her " ;
homo to the residence of a friend, Mrs Hoover, r.
at Franklin place and Jngger avenue, where '
sho was going to spend tho evening. '.
Whon opposite tho grounds of tbe Flushing 5
Athletic Club about 8 o'clock a man sprang '.
from behind a fence and seized her. He at
tempted lo throw her to the ground. She sirug-
gled and screamed for holp. B
When she finally succeeded In freeing herself
she ran Into the Athletic Club grounds, w hero
some members of the club who wero in tho A
house heard her cries and ran to her assistance.
Her clothes were lorn and her face and hnnds &
Wero lacerated ond bleeding. The lacerations ,
wero produced, she said, by the mnn'- linger
nails. She described her assailant as helng tall f
and poorlj dressed. He had a stubby beard 1.7
und wore n soft felt hat, .
The police were notified and Immediately be- irf
gan a search for the assailant. 'fc
MR CLEVELAND'S MIGHTY GUN.
He llr!ntt Down Tvvenli-clcht Ducks- ';
Hlxtv tshot by Ihe Party.
GEOiitiiTOW.N, s.C Dec. 15 President Cleve-
land and partj pltihod camp at Ford's Point, J
which is nt the southern extremity of South f
Island, yesterday morniug, and have been shoot- Ji
Ing ducks on tbo preserves of Gen. Alexander r.f
to daj-. "!
Telephonic reports -ecelved this evening from
South Island station, which Is ilvo miles from '
the preserves, nrc tn the effect that the partj' Li,
killed sixty tine millards. twentj-eight of ;
which were brought down by the President's V
shots. To-morrow the1 party will havoudeer ,J,l
drive, which has bten arrnuged for lliem by ?
Gen. Alexander and t apt, W. Miles Hnard, i
Want l'cvver .Nittlonivl lluuka In Itoaton. if
Boston, Dec. 15 Mnco tho appointment by I
the savings banks of the commouuci thof a
committee c horsed w Ith the duty of find nst out
what can be done toward rcorganllnsor II jiu- -x
dotlng tho national bank capital of Ru-tun so .is ?3
to improve tno envings banks holdings in th it iff
propert j, the coninillleo has bieu eui:agd i.i a
careful Investigation of the subject, ll Is u-ll-
mated that as a result nf Its n siluallous jj
therewlll be. fewer national banks in lln-lon, by j,J
five or six. as sonn ns mutt rs c an hi' arrange 1. jg
Thero Is also a potability nf one m n itloiml
bank of large i apltal being esiablihhed to taku
the business surrendered bj ibose going out of P
Tale Entrance llxninlnnlloiin tn Europe. rfr
Nkw Hav rs. Conn,, Dec li Ihe Yale C ntn- i?
logue for 181(7 npponrod tn-d i Thero hovo
been twentj-elght new names added to the "AS,
faculty. There has luen on Inert ie in thn '
number of women attending thu tiuiversltj, Ji
tlilrtj-two pursuing full courses In tin grndiialn '
department. Thereare y.4U5 pen. is pmsiiln; J
studies in the university, iignin-l .',415 Inst Jftj
jear. It In announced thai entiame uxaiiilun- SB
tlons will be held In one or two i ittusof north- V
ern Europe next June. 4?
The Hare of the Couatviiwe s,,nmrri. jp
Sav as.naii. Go, Dec. 15 I lio steamer Kan- 'y,
sat City arrived here Moudnj at 5 P. M i&
huvlng mndo tho tup from New York ,
In forty nine hours. ll was not an vp
unusually quick poasagu for tills fo't F;
steamer, though "hit outdistanced the h
stunner 3 Cro ond Kl Nortu In n rato from frj
New York toTybee tin her last trip before this t
she had n brush with thn siiainer i:i Rio, and s.
beat her In uu open rate dow n to Hulterue h
Urorctn's nll.Triiat Hill. ..;,
An asta, Go , Dec, 1 5 The lower House of J
tho Georgia Legislature lo.day posted the C nl- i
vln Anil-Trust bill whit1 prohibits any coinbl- fi
nation, trust, or arrangement by whn h full i;-
competition in the manufacture or sale of any ,
Ciininndlty Is iiiv ruled While the bill Is ill. ff
reeled iiialnl j against the oil, sugar. Iron, snuIT,
nnd siiullnr Hunts, Its provisions nru fnr reach Va
Ing. It will go to ihe Senate to-morrow. Wl
Gov, Uorton Not NotlUcd by Mr, I'urroy, dm
AMiam, Dec, 15, Guv, Morton, on his return fci
to tho capital from New York city to-day, as. 19
certalned that no official notice had been tent !-l
by County I lerk Purroy of New York city np- ga
prising him of the vacancy In tne office of DIs. i',1
trlcl Allornaj it Is not usual for the Governor ff
to make an appointment t till a vacancy until 1!
hollas been notified officially that a vacancy U
Died la the Ferry Uouso. Si
A woman was taken 111 In the New York ferry ?'
boute of tbo Tweuty-lhird street ferry last jl
night, but Insisted on going across. Dr. J. S. 14
Simpson, w ho was on the boat, saw that she had )
heart dl.easa and applied I emedles. H
At the Brooklyn side a cab was called for ber,
but sne died before It arrived. At the station i
house a man who said he knew her said tbe was r.
Mrs. J Murray of 308 Kosciusko strath n