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' V0U,XIV.--Norr2(). NEW YORK, MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 18 9 7. -COPYRIGHT, 1897, BY THE SUN PRINTING AND PUnLISIlJNGTsSOIATIQ 1'HICK WOCm" fl
I fog BLOCKADES THE PORT.
I m a ocr..is 1.1SKR covr.n avx
; vr asi "xr-y "w; coAaTrn'
,H 0l nu '"" -r'"'',a Abore
, Cnleh Train.- 1'oB Line nt Night
H bBt Thrente. ' " To.ny.
H Th. fog lbt ramo tin tho Mr on Saturday
MM tlht .1 0 o'clock fettled down to make Ittelf
fhorongtilrainome. Not an ocean liner could
i.iluloiwrt. n-id only one coasl.r came up
H ...t.rday. 1 he beople "l Uuaranllne wore both
H ,J nil U r Ion.: by demands br telephone that
H !ber sUo .ome sort of Information about the
fl I.'ected boats. They replied at firs with pa-
luce and later 111. symptoms of rlslnir anger.
M ht they really could not do anything of tho
i u TneydiJn't know anything, they said.
LH . mij, btfnxu .1 o'clock In the afternoon there
MM WM nit for a few inlnutn and a grrnt tcsirry.
initof lir' or i raft, held up by the fas. to cut
nnrerhome. A bus flotilla of railroad scows
H that had spent the night tied to the wharf of
.1 the lledlow's Is'nnd bout went on Its nay to tho
)( Vortkltlvcr, Iiio lledlow's Itland boat made a
H 'trip or two. 1h r.lll Island ferry mndojutt
rj 1 one The ferrylottt pilots began to believe that
H they could make up rart of tho twenty mlnutea
VH cr more that they were loslnir on every trip.
ft H The fog swept down again and by half past 4
o'clock tugs that wcro tooting right ofl tho
-H Batter sea w all were quits Invisible from shore.
H Six ocean stsimshlps lay at anchor In sight
of Stud) H-ok all day lone, nnd the weather
M 1 so thick thnt the uiarlno obvrrr was able
H tomaSoiiltlmnauieof ouly ono of them. She
01 WM the Auranla of tho Cunnrd Line. wh!,cli
ft M j,fl Liverpool oo Dec. SO. Tho obenrvor mnUe
UH out i,er nw'ials durlnir tho momentary lift ef
QH t,, tot. sho lay neareit to him, and the
M ethers vsre strung out In a line reach-
M d: toward the tea. Their fotf horns
m and bells kept up a constant clamor
to warn of! any others that mlKht cjome to tho
Hook. The Orinoco, n lib o caruo of ni:ar for
M YonVtrr. and the Slrlus, from Urn Janeiro, lay
'm off Qmrantlne durlns the day.. The Old Uo-
H mtnlou lier Verktown, from enr)Ort hews
M and Norfolk, km tho only ship that k-ot up the
M Ur tad her thn obierter UKi not set at an.
M jhro wi a fo-; blockade at both enUa of Hell
H Cats nhlcU tli" iiuua.l ateamhnats couldn't run.
.M IhsCofctlntatalof the New Haen lino trltd It
HH atthlsind, leavlni: her pier at l'eck slrpalmld.
jB nlchu hoe K"t as far as No ton u Creek aud
M there anchored. At '- o'clock yrsunlay after-
H coud iht tried acaln, and this time she tied up
H at Astoria Maurof her ISO pawni:ersleft her
B and took trains for New llaten. At the other
mdo Hell liate. ojj Hiker's island and utl
H Vh',lfiloti'. a Cet bound for New York was
H forced to anchor.
B The 1'ilsrlm of tho Fall RlTerUne. due at her
H pier, foutof Murray street, at 7 u'clock In tho
H mom'iic. had only reaehwl Tllker's Island at
loon s-h? .ould iset no further. There ere
H ;i BiMtiKers ou board, many of them on tliclr
H ty hack U) tin' city aftfrspendlnic the holidajs
H h Se England. T he offlcera chartered the tu
H MnaKing to land thoso who Hid notutshto
H Uke their chaices of reachinc the dock.
H At l"ls o'closK sh buan to take the I'll
H (rim's pitieiueri to l'ort Morris, whore the
A H titsutjiul cimpuny provided trunnportatlon
MH duontOAn. 1't.e tuc toolc all tho pnsengrs off
UH ulihnst accident, and thn last loud was landed
H si l'ort Mcirl at -iVa o'clock. Tta water was
H twrfettlv smooth.
1H Thetlly of I.'inellof tho Norn leh line, due
H st her dock enrly In tho mornintr, reached
H Whltntons early In the af ternnnn, Those of
H tirisuenivvrs for whom It was important to
H rrschthscltr at anme definite time were token
H trio Wklieitono lu rowtxials by the natlvss,
H nliocmrscl i'J cents it rassunger for this ssr-
H ties. On sqcail of the l.onell's pasencers, af-
M ttrgrtst bodily exertions apd lavish exrendl-'
B tnrefcrcabhliv. just manafed to rearh Iloboc-
B ken It. tlmo to catch a 7s o'clock train for
B The lee crew much lighter at 0 o'clock, the
" wiud thitilnt to the nnrthwcit, and a proces-
IT- lloa moved don n the Kast Biter. There were
tits filgrlm and the City of ll'pcktun of the
I s'd Ulier line, the Kichard Peck of the New
Haven Un the Cotlacn City from HurilamU the
IP t'ltyol Lovrtll, ua.1 the Elaine and Nashua of
H the Monlngton ili.e. '1 hey had been itl anchor
sines 7 o'clock in the mornlnf.
-a No boule!t the slips ot the H,ooevelt ritreet
Ferrr between soetcck and 11 In the morning.
. and whenever on. did start later in the day
there was a glorious uncertainty as to th- time
the voysce would consume. Three-marterB nf
2 an hour was about th nsual lime. 1 ho Urand .
' Btrest Fsrry itopcrd bulnes entirely between
oo'clpck sLd In the morning.
y The Xlcety-iecniul street nnd Astoria ferry
HI had 'onlr on boat ruiinlni: on, naif-hour hsad-
J war. The boats of the Thtrth-fonrtli street
tint were run at long Intervals. Tralllc was
I vtrr heavy, and when nluhl came on there was
a,llc: ' funerai roaches on the Lone Island
Uty side silendln for five block from the
.ill ferry gales. Ihera was h cnnildernblf delay on
Jh's sids of ttie rivor also, and number of
funerais d d not get across until wry late,
-MM reaching the cemctnrles too late for tnlerments.
I sot.iatthe todies were put In receiving vaults
J The Norm I'.ner boats took from twenty
H minutei to half an hour longer thnn usuul to
!B,r 'heir trlts, but nono of them had as much
I trouble as ths East Hivrr lines. Th Stnten
IJ'aod Ferry rau ery regularly. The fcouth
3 lf''r boats mails lrr-u,ar trips.
M The fog eitentUd fri.ni donn Ilarnecat way
on thejerssj coast well untoward New London.
;.WM cn,.1,:h lighter at Ho-tnti last night, tho
" "Im; Unrein Infoimeil Tub Su, Ibsn Unas
lnewl .rk itr.it 1-tneen the tn cities thvre
wasriiinptra ite v iltiln fog except rlirht In our
own ii-li'l, .. rh d. I'p niiing the Mmnn coast
tile fog prtw thukr. Tho easterly wind lias
S'""' It hack ititu this State us far n Albany.
Ihe fog, Kc WtHlher llureall still. Is K houlii
prwluc; gneritteil by the contact of thn coin-
rarattieir WBrm ftir alone tho enrvtt with tbu
lt V'llly water of the mean. Then the east wind
yo tko rest and pusl.is It Inland. Two
of.BI li',1"." Holild relleti- u, n nun In the
ifln. nr ,,n,,, weather. The wind was
I i.iei '.i10 c'1'1 ,l" easterly direction to-day,
H i !. "'o forecaster, and theru was no very
J c''ci W'sther this sidn r,f Vst ni In. u h-h has
Jnst i.een rescTied by n storm nlilrllnirtlnwn
I H ! , tt" hl """' siorehmi-e up In Hrltlsh
J ',IInba. It' .lliolo.wt niridy all ilav to.
''y , V"1 P'rluis on Tuesday, said tho
J Prophet m 10 10Vloi-!isi night. V.'hen his
IH M;"ntlinnas r-HIl to llm fact that It was
I '' ",,i'!i'J",rn"r,loeltr and llm Nsirth Hlver
I "'hat hound the interview l.n almled his pro-
""-";"in..tal . in.plteof thu drift ut tho
r I hujiii , (i i twi.t.rr y..v:.
Motormtn St.unp 1'roliMlilv rutntly In.
SJ .lured lii a Hruil.Oii (olll.lon.
H Shortly belnra u o'clock yesterday mnrnlng a
J neait nn col i mi nccurrcd betweim two trolley
H tKti t lh" North Hudson County Huilwuy
S si Ilergonlmo ntenuo nnd I'iftcenth street
u H "nl Sew York In which tlueo persona were
lojured.nnoof whom will prob.ibiy die. Hoth
H 1,leaccldent occurred near a switch. Car No.
ed H v,;Wl"Ie un '"way north, broke down near
k, H fifteenth street nnd blocked trafilo on the
M I north-lu!id track. The noxt car was No. 41.
I In charge of (Jeorge Stainpo, motorman, 40
t l'i" "lrt' Wll Uv'''' " 'SPrl" street. West lln-
BJ hoken. Stamps was Instructed to ewlteh his
car onto the enuth-bound track and wn to
,, iourth street, wliero ho could switch to the
nt ' e i rM.'rt0!15.'1,!," tl'l''d strict orders, how-
! fJHVu,'1.:,fia',1j,l0l to snltcn over on the other
u' Is? Hnlli. th." fouih-bound car. which
u ?wlPl.i8 Vi ,,mt l,me. ''d passed. lt
W K? nLn'th,. Sttr ""without waiting,
l H nfi , CBr 't;r'e.t ear Nn. :). In cUrge
M "ami" ?T?"er"C hrl,P'- appeared on i!
I M Boti!Ah i,l C?B'1' , ",0 motoimsn could
X M IviW Sm ntl'l he dense fug. conseiiuent-
. H i.Vi "r.dld nut slacken upeed nritllthev wnro
t 1 tir'"l1,,;,l:!,ll",',li"1 ll'rlsl"nnn'eenKt0.
J. S,"S "' 'ro' ''' rnr nnd escaped
,1 U I i e. r' bV,V?"'lP vainlv endeavored to stnn
indihifr1. ,. '?" I"1"" '"C-hei with a crash
r, 1 wn.'i ldhrVgr "f'rr,n,oh,rur zultxr 1"
ft 1 K'fl. haonmefc.BVBrM rlb' "" ah,"takVn
id W hia'slri'St uninn'a,W",,neeftllvln(fonColuin,
d wlndmvnVMninr'.'u'1, " tlirown thrpugh a
.1 ? a7 ,, Llb" cars and his head was
te l t w wJ1, "",'"'!, n'"l",,, Kammerl of
IS riVii hai S Th.F'.h'1'"1 " """ ash on hia
?o Jm ... I t,'f?,M 'hrr,I''"'ngers wnro not In-
it I PfoVefata !' Mam,u'a Injuries may
'? .Norllmmptou llauk Itoblier IJeaU,
,d I ?U!U-,";',Tau' Co,l," Jan. rt.-Amoa Stevens,
?i n , WH. """"'"l with the Northampton
,ill I el?.!', i'v'n?'f'1 Ma;lnlv of heart disease
.wiTiT i'i(fv'Uu.l;".n,U" Ht!l- Stevens has
, , liisf.w.Vi,1'' liuitame here to visit rela.
FKT ItAI.M:H IAr CUAXUt.H.
Ucnnln Clnhn Mot to Its lleijulred to Pay
X.lquor Tax-Othera4o II Curbed.
Senator John Haines of Canandalgna was
one of many up-country Republican legis
lator! who were In the elty yesterday. Much
has been written about tho proposed amend
menta to the Liquor Tax Inw which the Senator
tnav Introduce at Albany, i'rom what could be
learned yesterday It Is improbable that the
amendments will be very radical.
The Hepnbllcan organization la of the opinion
that tho presjmt law. In Its main features. Is
better than any former excise law. and It aeea
no necessity for anything Ilk a general ro
vision of It or anything in tho way of amend
ment further than what will cure conceded de
fects developed In practjoo.
The only amendments of any Importance
which may be expected. It Is raid, are those
defining more clenrly what a hotel la within
tho meaning of the net. On-Twlll provide, ft is
paid, thnttno ten rooms for cuesta shall be. In
fact, ten Inhabitable rooms, and there may be
some protlslnn which will render It inure dan
gerous than It seems to be nt prcsotit to make
these so-called lintels honsos nf assignation.
The definition of a bona lldeclub may be made
morn rlcar with the Idea of exempting such
clubs from the tax. It was the original Inten
tion of the last-that nil rlubs should be amena
ble to the tax, but the decisions of courts hate.
It sccais, made that Impossible. It Is thought
thocgh, that the definition nf a club
may be made so particular that it will
exclude from thn class exempt from
paving thn tax anch clubs ns havo been organ
ized merely to etndo the law-clitbt which meet
hick of ur over saloons on one nr two days of
the week, especially on Sunday, w turn the sa
loons may not dispense liquors. This n'nend
tnent will be made to protect holiest dealers
who pay the required tax and obey the law to
Another proposed amendment la said to bo
ono which will meet tho question raised by
Judge Osborne, who decided that aflcaler who
had paid a wholesale tax might sell quantities
of Icjs than five gallons, so long as he sold an
aggregate of Ave gallons of liquor of various
'kinds to a purchaser. This amendment will be
made to protect the retail dealer, who pays a
higher tax than the wholesale merchant.
nri.L quay ir.v user. Monrt
Mplrlled Contest In Harrtsbnrs for raited
Ntittew rjeaalor I'enrove Lending.
TTAititisnunn, Pa., Jan. 3. Senator Qnay
seems to be ou tl.eevo of another victory over
his opponents. Ha Is serenely confident of the
election of State Senator Boles Penrose, of ITtlt
ndelphla as United .States Senates: to surcecd
Mr. Cameron. The Joint caucus will b held on
Tuesday night. The election will not take placo
until Jan. 10. Hut the bitterness Is so Intense
that tho leaders on both sides nro satisfied to
end their conflict nt tho earliest poirlblo tno
mrnt Thero has never been snch goneral interest In
aipolltlcal contest In Pennsylvania ns In tills
effort of Senator Quay's enemies to dewn him
through tho election of a colleague not la har
mony with him. The campaign of rx-Postmae-ter-General
Wanamaker has wrfuight the peo. i
pie to a high pitch of excitement, and his Mistnl
cord canvass baa been one of thu isnat uuusual '
methods of aicertntnlnc popular snt lrr.cn' oier
introduced Into the politics of the State. Thou
sands ef cards nro sent Into ev'ery cloctlou dis
trict addressed to the Fenatora and members of
the Legislature, the purpose being In Influence
tho leglslatora in Wanamakcr'e interest by
having the vo'xs exp'ress a preference for him.
While the Wananiaker sentiment has been
strong ln many regions, lt has not besn stmnz
enough to overcome the organization of the
Farty. which Is In tho hands of Senator ynay'a
rieiids. lhey aro confident of landing Pen
ross a winner, and to-night express the utmost
confidence pf the outcome uf the conle't.
There have been many report nl rtefei'tlinsuml
all ttitt sort of thing, but the lines hate rnaluly
stood firm. There nave been a few floppem.
hut Hie net gains on both sides have been about
thu same. senatoj,'tJuay thinks Penrose wilt
nut have less than iSu voter One hundred and
eight are necessary to a caucus clioite. There
will be no bolt, the Wananiaker per.pje say. out
they win nut admit detent. 1 hey talk mjw
terIoaly of the unpledged mtnbers nf the Let;.
Itlaiure. The arrests fur bribery are to be con.
tlnued, and Ills s.tld to-night dai Dr. Mac key
of befamon Is to be taken into cntodv to-morrow
morning mi a charge of having accept! a
bribe. The urifery nrie-t bustmss. honever. as
a campaign move, has been ovcrdune, and the
people ate dltguslfd with It.
Nightly 'he managers of Penrose and ana
maker hive sent out thetr c.atnis uf strength
with many typewritten Interviews, but the ma
Joilty uf memoors have been littlu affected by
then prnnunclainentos. Quay Is surrounded at
tho local headquarters ol the Psnro.o leaders
bv tiitbo of the most skillful tiolltlclHiis 111 thn
Slate, Including State Chairman KJkltn. Senator
William 11. Andrews. Senator Itjomas, ex-Mtul-trate
1. b. Durham of PhilndelplUa. Sena
tor Mitchell of Jetlarinn, and others. At tho
Commonwealth headquarters, whore the ana
maker fnrce.s are rongregated. are to bu found
fiavld Martin of Philadelphia. C. L. Magee of
Pittsburgh. Frank Willing Leach, lludolph
l)lanteiiuurc,nnd a largo delegation of business
itu'doluh lllankenbiirc. who Is at Ihe head of
'the llusliiesa Slwi's I.i-agu". Is nut to-night In a
challenge to tho Quay leaders III Philadelphia to
submit to the pemdn nf Plilludelphia, at the
priluarloj of the l'.'tU. the qtie-ltnti of prefer,
nice between Wnnainaker nnd Penrose. II
utcuses Senator Qtmy nf blilfllrrr. but the Quay
malingers tnniu liacKwith llio atnteiuent that
they have been mahllig gains all day and lliallt
Is only aiintstlnnnt majurlty for Penro-e. llm
stiectacular features havo i.over beenn elabo
rately provided for any contest of this kind.
Mugiiitlcent olectrlcal Illumination-, arches
rDKiinlng the streets, r.aus and bunting are seen
on every hand. ...
The Legislature H organize on Tuesday n,t
noon, but few people arc giving thn subject, uf
organization anv thought. Tiey are thinking
of nothing but tlii henatnr light. Ihonna
maker headiiinriers w i ro closed to-day, but lh
Peuiose manavers vvure dotug business as usual.
IWfX. I.V I'M .Si:.Ali: COXTKiT.
Fnlrhnukn M Hiv TUey Ilrtve u Clenp
Blnjorltr ' Itriiuhjlcnns.
iNiHAKAi'Ot.in, Jan, a, Tho sixtieth session of
th Indiana Legislature will meet on Thursday
with a Hopubllcan majority In both nouses.
The llepubllcans have HI majority In the
Senato und four in tho nniie. time elvlnv:
tnem it Btroug majority In the Joli.t ballot on
United States Senator. Thero aru now thico,
pronounced candidates In the field, ono of thtnt
being Lew Wallace, thn others being Charles
W. Fairbanks, temporary Chairman of the St.
Louis Convention, and W. It, McKcen, the rail
road magnate. Ilobert S. Tajlorof (prt Sayno
seems to havo dropped completely out of the'
rato, and Judg John H. Inner of the federal
bench says emphatically that ho la not a candl
date. The friends of Fairbanks say that they havo
00 uut of thn HH voles In Joint eaucu, und thero
la no doubt that Fairbanks is decidedly In thn
lend. It Is not npparenl now that any cninblna
tlon can beat him. Wallace's friends are trylug
to rally the old roldlnr to his support, but tho
1eirlslatur Is composed more than ever before
of young men. and the movement Is not like y
tu accomplish much. The caucus will probably
occur soniu tlmu next week.
.XOnTlI CAIlOt.iXA'S HKSATOn.
, Intimation That llilller I TrllnB to Pre
vent Frllckitrd ICe.electlon,
ItAi.r.ir.n, N. 0., Jan. II, -Members of the
Legislature which will meet on Wednesday nro
arriving In erest numbers. As rapidly aa thu
Populists arrlv e tlicy aru called on by promlnont
Hcpubllcana In tlie Interest of benatur
Prltchard. Itis learned that aomof the Popu
lists already hern tell Prltchord's friends they
favor him. T ho Hepuhllcans will bold a caucus
on TitesJay night. Thoy say they am vory de
elroua that the Populist shall hold a Joint
caucus with them on all matters.
Tho Democrats say the.y expect overtures
from Senator Duller, The whole uiatlcr hlngos
on one thing, this being llutler's nblllty to keep
tho Populists In line. There are confessedly
three classes ot Populists, the Middle of tho
lloudor. thuso of Hepnbllcan proclivities, and
thonu who loan toward the Democrats,
The Democrats say they believe IluUercan
control a majority of their caucus. They post
lively deny thai the Hopubllcan uaveieventy.
Ave votes lu thu Legislature, as claimed. Ex.
Congressman Ewart said to-night! "You can
aay tor me ttiat Senator Itutler cannot now
prTnl Prtwuord'i tUgUon."
SAJTL D. BABCOCK BOBBED.
nunaLAita loot ma covsrnv
JIOVSE AT JtlriJltDAI.K.
They Arouse the Bnleton of Two Selec
tive Wties neturnlna lo Tana with
Thalv riunder nnd an HxiunlaatloB of
Their nncEnsn' Itssnlta In Their ArreaU
When Detectives Carey and Aloncls boarded
the Cteton local, south bound, at High llrldg
about 10 o'clock Saturday night th'ey found two
rather we)l-drttssd young men In the car next
tho smoker. The detectives took tho adjoining
sent, nnd pretty soon discovered that the ybutht
n are full of solicitude abont tbelr baggage, con
sisting df a valise and three bundles. They had
tucked them out of eight as much a possible,
and iramed annoyed If any one looked In their
This was enough to make the detectives
watch the yuung men closely. Hefore tho train
reached the Grand Central Station tho youths
became so uneasy under the scrutiny that the
policemen felt sure they had been up to some
mischief. In th station they accosted the
youths, w ho assumed an air of offended dignity
nnd wanted to know by what' right they were
" We are police officers and are a trifle anxious
to know what you have In those bundles," said
"Oh, I nee," said tlie youth who carried the
vallte, "It's nit right If you are officer, nnd
wo nrc all right, too. You see, we are type
writer repairers. Wu have been out on the
road und arn Just loaded down with tools and
parts of typewriters, new and old."
" You might open that smaller bundle, Just to
satisfy ns," said Detectlvo Aloncle. The young
" 1 ihnught you would object, and we'll open lt
for you," said Detective Carey, and he did. It
was full of silver. Tho other bandies disclosed
two bronzo flgurqi nearly twenty luetics
high. aod the vallso was fnfl of small silver
articles. Thojoung men had started lo check
the bundles. The detectives left them in the
parcel room and took the prisoners back to Illgu
Urldge station. On the way tho prlapner con
fessed that they bad tried their hand at burg
lory. Thoy doscrlbrd themselves as Stephen
nod Wurren Sutherland, aged 2a and SO yean,
respectively, nnd raid they lived at ":ii West
l'.Md street. They found the residence of Samuel
D. llabcock. Just north of Hlverdnl. unguarded
nnd forced an entrance through a front window,
lhey used a diamond to cut the glass, which
with a hammer was found lu Stephen's posses
sion. They stole everything portable Insight.
Including a telegraph cipher conn used by the
firm of llolllster A' llabcock. The burglars had
the hou.u to themselves as Mr. Habcnrk and his
family are now at his town bouso at 11.13 Filth
Stephen Sutherland was armed with a .18.
eallbre rsrolver. He also carrlod a vial of acid.
He admitted that he carried It to test his plun
der. o they would not load themselves down
wltli plated ware. Then h discovered that he
had talked too much. hccauo both bad pro
tested that this was their flrnt criminal ven
ture. Warrsu said they had llvtd In the city
about eighteen luontii', and had worked at
f mil odd Jobs as they could get. Later on the
young men said they were natives of Kansas
Clty.'Mo., and had lived there at 49 Hroad
street. They had four purses between them.
One of th purses contained some old coins and
memoranda. Another contained Si. Warren
had a membership card of th League of Amer
ican heolmen made out te Schujler 11. Smith,
Stephen had a pawn ticket representing a
clock, Thn police learned that the clock be
longed to W. 11. Applrlou nf the ptihtr-hlng
firm, who has a country consent Klverdale. The
youths admitted tkai It had bssn stolen, but
said that was all they rot .f any value In th
house, which thev entered on Dec. 28. The po
lite believe Ihe burglars selected tho Holllsterde
llabcock telegraph code In thn hope that thuy
might In some war put It to use. The prisoners
were remanded In MorrUanla Court, nnd De
tectives Carey and AIouclo aroinoklng up their
Mr. llabcock, when eenn at bis bouse at (130
FIHfc avenue last nlaiitisald: "The first news
I had df this alfairwas a notification from a
detective that forpe silverware marked with
my nam had been found on two burglars who
had bean arretted. 1 naturally thoughtof tnblo
rllvsr. and supposed It must belong to my
brother, who lives all the year round at Ittver
dale. 'Ihls afternoon, however, my carctakei
reported the burglary. The thieves entered a
library window on the main floor of the build
ing, ft was dlrsctly over wher the caretaker
rlept, bat the caretaker, who Is an honest fel
low. Is a heavy sleeper, and kes.apt through the
"When t built tho hous. forty years ago. I
had heavy Iron bars put across the inside of the
shutters on the bin er floor, which faten Into
sockl. and are held In place by swivels over
them. .After a week I found the labor of shut
ting tlirsa every night too great to pay, and
thev have never been used since, except when
tlie house Is closed in the winter. The burglars
Used force enongh in making their entry to pull
these bars, at least one-third of an inch thick,
out nf their sockets.
" From the library the thieves went pretty
well all over th house, hut thero was little of
much value In it for thtm tn tnke. I am glad
they aro captured, and would give more than
thev took to have them rmnlthed.
"The robbery nt Mr. Appleton's occurred
some tint ag.s, and 1 understand that nothing,
uf value was taken. His house at Hlrerdalo Is
lOO 31 . 1 . T SAIIOSAT, J1A .V K ..
Hasinas llnnka Men nr Mnasneliunelta
lVnnt to l,eaea Their Number In llnstoe.
noHTns, Mass.. Jan. 3. A spoclal commlttye
of Massachusetts saving bank Treasurers hns
been investigating for tour weeks the condition
of the lloston national hanks, and th deelslun
arrived nt is that thero should be a reduction
both In number and capitalization. Tho com
mittee consist of Henry Parkman and Alniizo
II, Evans of lloston, Philip A. Chase of Ljnn.
CbnrlesJ. Holmes of Fall Illvcr. and Kdward
P. Chapln of Springfield, nnd their report was
mailed to-night to th several Institutions. In
lloston there are flfty-nlno national banks, and
tho committee lit unanimous In thn opinion that
there are too many and an excestrtvo amount of
banking cnpltnl. They reininmond that llvenr
six banks bo eliminated, consolidating as
much nf their good-will, asset anil business
as possible, with u reduction of the total capital
Mock of nt least one half, which should bu paid
back to stockholders,
Tho cnmpiltleo does not Ihtnk It w Uo to nreis
consolidation of any banks, at tho coming an
nual meitlng. because of the short lime Inter
vening There Is a feeling, however, among thn
Treasurers of tl.e lloston savings banks having
large Imldlnfn In national banks that prompt
uc tlon should bntakeu. and a meeting was called
to.nlght for Jan. 1!. Thn committee was ono
of Investigation, and was not empowered to act,
but tho sentiment prevails that their recom
mendations should b carried out.
hioi'iT.n tiik Hun os this iianic.
President Parker of Cripple Creek Oot All
thn Mnr He Wanted.
Cot.onAiio Hi'iu.Nds, Col., Jau, 3. Tha at
tempt to make a run on the First National flank
of Cripple Creek yesterday was theeked by
prompt action, A minor had been started on
Dec. 30, or perhaps som days provlous, that
tho bank could not withstand tho withdrawal
of a good deal of money, and. In consequence,
thn bank would not open on the day after the
first of thu year.
This report came to the ears of President
Parker ot the bank, and on New Year's Day lie
came lo this city and arranged to get money to
tnkn to Cripple Crcok. Arrangement wero
made with tho First National Hank of this city
and tnev had their Hum lucks su arranged they
rnnld ho opened at 7 o'clo-k in the morning.
Cashier lluttou was on hand at that hour aud
got the mnnor out for them.
At 7:30 A.M. on Saturday a special train, con
sisting of an engine nnd one roach, containing
Proiidcut Parker. Vice-President Devereaiix,
and the money, left here and made the fastest
run ever mad over the road, getting Into Crip
plo Creek In two hour and three minutes. Tho
curroncr arrived Just as thu run on the bank
The First National Hankot Cripple Creek In
Its last elate muni ehowed over ft-l per cent, of
its deposits on hand, aud thore was no occasion
whatever for a run ou the bank.
Th Hot Hprlna: sf Arkssisa
Ownsd by th United mates Qoveroment. Winter
cllmats mild and sunny. Arllnsion. Avenue, full
man. Waukesha and etnsr hotels always open, Uotsl
Eutmsa opns Jan. 88. Illustrated pamphlets and
full Information furnished by V. E. liorf, hi Dread
wny.KswVwk. Uallor wrlKe-wU. T
ovniAozs vporr xeoiioeb.
UitbsU Men Are Trylnic to Drive Then
Out of Oklahoma.
Penur, Oklahoma. Jan. 3. Now comas from
Lincoln county, southeast ot hero, that the
ham; of Samuel Jenkins was visited a fow
nights ago by sev oral masked men, and he and
his family wero ordered to leave the county at
once Jenkins I an Afro-American with a
large family. Ho works by tho day to earn a
livelihood. Within several nights tho homea nt
several Afro-Americans have been visited, and
they have received the same threats. Ono of
them noar Keokuic Falls was severely whipped.
This whipping nnd threatening of colored men
baa been going on In the southeastern part ot
Oklahoma for several months, nnd hundreds of
them havo bcon ordered to leavo the territory
under penadtyuf severe punishment if they do
During the season for gathering colton,.last
fall, rhaskrd men mado visits nearly every night
tn tho home nf tout Afro-American, and he
and sometimes several members of his family
wero whipped If lhey refused to obey tbo order
of the band. Near Tccuineoh one black man
refused tn gnor to nllow thu baud to come Into
his houe. The mob fired several shots Into tho
mnn'a house, and lie and his sdns returned tho
lire and ono una was killed and anothsr
lt Is the object of theso pang to run all tho
negroes out of tho country so that they will nit
be competitors on the farms nnd In the work
hops, lu Cleveland and Pottawatomie coun.
ties, whero most of this outlawry Is going on,
cotton is the principal product, and tneAfro
Amerlcaus, being exports in the cotton fields,
get tho best of w,hlto labor. Tho towns of
Tecutnseh nnd Norman, containing 2.000 In
habitants each, have not a colored Inhabitant.
All of them have besn run oat by the bands.
avisitt.r.D urn atruKTUKAiir.
Ttn Aivny Alter Ilelplnt: In Knt the Fennl
I'repni-ed rnr Their TTeddlns.
Isaac Fromme, whose address Is, not known,
was arraigned In the Esteji Market Court yes
terday for swindling Mart" Sclionberr ot 120
Suffolk street out of $120. Fromme, who Is
about 30 year old, it snld to have been success
ful In winning the affections of several east
side girls, and then obtaining money from thtm
on propilto to marry.
He met Miss Schoenberg nt a wedding and
obtained the privilege ot escorting her home.
On the way, she says, he made love to her. He
courted her foraneek, at the end of which time
ho proposed marriage and was accepted. The
girl bad ?1','0 saved up. which he Is alleged to
have burrowed to enable him to go Into busl
nets. The wedding was set for Saturday, and
shortly before 4 i"clocl: In the afternoon
Fromme and several ol his friends gathered at
tho wnnld-be bride' home. The wedding re-
fast was heartily enjoyed by the party. Fromme.
1 Is alleged, then left the place, saying he would
return ln an hilar with the rabbi who was to
perform th reremonr,
The guests walled lor his return, but he did
not show up at th appointed time, ihe brldo
ttnallv went out tn look for him. shefnnnd him
standing on a street corner. When he perceived
ler he started lo run away. She began tn
scream and started after him. A large crowd
collected aud several hundred people Joined la
the chae. Detectives Flrnelsrt: and White of
the Delancey street station finally caught
" Where Is the rabbt. why don't you come and
marry m f" asked the girl.
" I can't marry you. 1 hare a wife living," ho
iiu elrl care a shriek and foil fainting into
the arms nf Detectlvo Ffrnelien. Fromme de.
n I mI taking the money when arraigned tn enurt.
The iioiective tnhl that Fromme had played th
samn trick on a number of other women. 11
was held for trial.
AI.T.KX aATS HE SI'VUMSli itOXBT.
The Netre Member of CJot, TVoleotte C?oun
ell Male Drlbsa Were Offered lo Him,
Hoston, Jan. 3. Isaao H. Allen, tho oolorcd
Councillor-elect to Gov. Wolcott, proposos lo
take his sent and hold It tkrnughnat the year.
He Is an evetoro to eome Republicans, and all
efforts to oust him having proved unavailing. It
Is said that repealed offers of a tour of Kurope
have been made. Mr. Allen has hinted at ns
much on several occasions, but to-day ho de
clared emphatically that he has received large
offers to resign from the Council. He saja he
first received an offer of f 3,000, and then ono of
710.000. followed by one of $20,000, mails by
the same parties who made the second offer.
Mr. Allen said:
"A few days after I was elected I met on the
street a man whom I know well, who saldi
'Allsn. ymir fortune Is made. There Is no need
of our worrying any more almut naming a r.
Inr. I have a check for f ft.000 In my pocket,
and It's your If you will resign nr get nut as
Councillor.' 'Never.' said I. 'lam In this to
stay, lt Is a race matter with me. You have
not g,ot money enough to buy mo out:'
"Next two men oame to my house and ten
dered me a check for $10,000 If I would goto
Hvirqpo for a year "for my health,' as they ex
prstted It. They said that tho money was con
tributed by prominent ltepuh,llcane. On my
refusal they said they would mnke It
$20,000 It I desired. I thereupon or
dered them to leavo tho house, and could
with difficulty restrain myself from throwing
them oat bodily. I put my rnco above money,
party, or anything else, and 1 wonld notdlsgraco
It. Vet, sir., Pin going to advise the (ionrnor.
and shall be'on hand at every meeting of the
a wisoniso Axn a suicide.
Aelor IViabrr Mnrrlea Here and a Woman
Id Cincinnati Takta l'olann.
Joseph M. Weber, tho theatrical manager and
aelor, oLtho firm nf Weber St Fields, and Miss
Lillian Frecdmau were married last night at
Vienna Hall, 131 mid 133 Fast Fifty-eighth
street. The ceremony Itself was attended by
the relatives only, and took place nt A o'clock.
Dr. Mendes of the Nineteenth Street Temple
mad the couple man and wife. Tho bride wore
a dress nf white salln.nnd carried a large bunch
of whlto roses. Tho bridesmaids all wnroilresres
nf Ihe ame material, The bridesmaids wrn Miss
Josephine lilutnenthal. daughter nf School In
spector Itiumonthali Mlvs Utnina Diamond, Miss
Mullle Xeu man, and Miss ti. Fuch. The ush
ers wero Mas. .In In, Benjamin arn Louis Hart
ling. A general reception was held at Hii'i lock,
and was intended by many theatrical people. I
Mrs. Weber Is tho daughter of a retired real
le-tatn dealer, who gave her as a wedding pres
ent a large tenement house In Fast Houston
Cincinnati. O.. , Jan. 3. Utile Morgan com
mitted sulcldn by taking cocaine here this
morning at ft o'clock. She was a former actress
and said she wis the nfnnnccd nf Joseph M.
Weber. Last night she heard that the actor had
been married lu New York. This mornlnc
tho was found lu her room unconscious, hav
ing taken tocalne, .A patrol wagon uas
called and a rrmo against death to the City
Hospital took place, i he woman died tlv min
utes after she reached there.
THE EAltM KEI.MEn OX FIltE.
Peenllar Metenrnlaclenl Phenomenon Ob.
erved Neur New Orlenn.
Nf.w Om.EtN, Jan. 3. An extraordinary
phenomenon was visible hero abont 7 o'clock
this morning. Thick, heavy clouds wero rolling,
and It was ns dark as ft Is an hour and a halt
earlier. Suddenly Ihe oky was overcast with a
peculiar red color, anil llm rays reflected gave
theoarth tlieapnenraneont belnson fir. Tko
remarkable display lasted ten minutes.
The Weather Bureau explains that It was the
sun's rays rnllsrted through a certain olnnd. It
was followed by a fierce gale along the lak
,trnnt. Persons residing at West End declare
that In eleven) ears they have witnessed noauch
etotm, Thawalvrtof Lake Ponchartratn were
driven ln anil overflowed Spanish Fort and all
the roads lending from tho city to the lake. In
tome places reaching a depth ot three feet.
Nothing has been beard from Mandovlllo and
places on tho other tide ot thu lake.
HI Ahe Are In tho Mississippi,
Bt, Louib, Jan, 3, Obedient lo his father'
dying request, Ernest llnsen stood over the
centre arob of the Had bridge yesterday after'
noon, opened a vase ar-d scattered Its contents
broadcast on the waters of the Mississippi.
Carl Iloaeo, an aged piano ruakr, who had long
ago retired, died on pco, 13, at the residence of
hie son. He made his son promise to bay hi
body cremated and to scatter his ashes ln the
COMMODORE MEN ADRIFT.
EiniiT or the ciwir afloat ox
a hajbt Axp juasixa.
I.I I tie Doubt Now Thnt the Teel IV n
entiled by a TraMor The Perilous
Trip to Hhore ef Home nf the I'arty
Oss Man lillled on the liorldn lleach.
jACKSosvit.i.r, Fla., Tan. 3. Tho sinking of
the filibustering steamer Commodoio ha re
sulted In the loss of onellfo.and die fate ot right
men who loft the vessel on the llfo raft Is un
known. Instead of sixteen men landing on Sat
urday night, at first reported, only four lande.1
near Ormnnd. At 10 o'clock blilt morning Cnpt.
Mdrphy, Stephen Crane. Williatd lllgglns, and
C. Iv. Montgomery landed near Daytnua. They
were In a ten-fept boat, and had been endinv
orlng to land all night, but wore prevented br
the heavy sen. When lhey did attempt tornmo
through tli) suK the boat capsized and lllg
glns was struck on tho head. He was knocked
senseless, nnd It took tho combined efforts of
the Oliver threo to get hlr.i ashore. Ho was car
ried to Daytonn nnd died within a half hour
from Injuries rrccixed.
Montgomery telegraphs that there w as treach
ery, but elves no paetlculars. Cubans hero bo
lleve thnt thero was a traitor on hoard, and that
ho got Into the nftcr hold aud scuttled tho vessel.
No one Is named ns the suspected person, but
the Cubans aro confident that It there was
treachery It will yet bo found ont.
Thrptfrty of eight men on tho life raft left tho
vessel before Capt. Murphy's party and have
not been heard of slnco the vessel went down.
Collector cf Customs C. It. Illvbeo has requested
th commander nf tho warship .Newark to havo
tho ship go with the Three Fruynl and ue
Its flash light In finding the raft If possible.
The beach Is being patrolled from St. Augustine
to New Smyrna by bicyclists.
The delay of tho Secretary of the Treasury In
antwerlng the request of tho Collector for per
mission for the Three Friends to iro to thu as.
tlttancoof tha wrecked crew may tost thellvos
of the eight men on the raft. The request was
made at 4:20 P.M. Saturday, and no answer
was received until this afternoon. Of th 2S
members ot the crew, 12 are In this city, 3 are
at Daytona with the dead body of Hlgglns,
and 4 are at Ortnond.
The following despatch was received from
Daytonn at 11 o'clock to-night:
"About 10 o'clock on Friday nlghta suspi
cious leak was discovered In the fire room, and
Capt. Murphy Immediately started the pumps,
which nndoubtedly had been tampered with.
as they wer In working order when Capt. Mur
phy and Chief Engineer Hedlgan left watch at
8 o'clock. The (Ires were extinguished and the
boat came to a standstill about sixteen miles from
Mosquito Light. Cnpt. Murphy took full charge
of the handling of the ship, while the first mate
superintended the launching of th boats.
"Th Cuban took possession of the big brmt
and loaded it with baggage, so that only
twelve men left the tug ln It,
" They reached shore at 4 o'clock on Saturday
and left for Jacksonville. The second boat was
occupied by six Cubans, and the empty boat
washed ashore at Port Orange last night.
"The third boat to leave the craffa side was
filled with Americans. Itavtng a ten
foot dingy for Capt. Murphy'a use, who
refused to leave the ship until all wer
saved. C. II. Montgomery, the steward, Steohen
Crone, and William lllgglns remained with tho
Captain, and with him launched tho dingy and
stood by the tog until 7 o'clock, when she sank.
"Tho mate's boat, containing nlno Americans,
was smashed and tho, male, two engineers, six
nreintii and tailors wero lashed ton raft which
Capt. Murphy attempted lo tow ashore, two
miles away, hut the terrible iea and tho north
east rule swept them away,
"The dingy occupied by the raptiln and his
companions was twenty-seven hours at sea.
Montgomery and Crane holding Capt. Mur
phy's overcoat as a sull until the
beach was sighted. High seas wcro
breaking a half mile from shore. Montgomery.
Crane, and Murnhy wero washed to the beach,
whero citizens provided them with medical at
tendance. lllgglns was killed by the overturning of tho
boat, which made ten Americans and six Cubans
lost. There la no doubt that n traitor
dfd tho work of scuttling and then
tampered with the pumps, as they were work
Ing perfectly nt S o'clock. The suspected man
was saved, and a thorough Investigation will bu
JMITf. J.V THE l'ltll.II'l'IXEa.
The Spanish Ara Itrjolelas Over Their Re.
MAnniP, Jan, 3. Queon Regent Christina
and tho Clovtrnmcnl have sent m.ossages to
(iVn. Polav-leja, Captalii-Cicneral ef the Philip
nlno Islands, congratulating htm upon his great
victory over the insurgents on thn hvlghts of
Cacaron. province of Ilulacnn.
ln the first engagement the loss ot tho Insur
gents was 1100 killed. Tho troops captured a
largo quantify of munition of war and a fac
tory In which the Insurgents had been making
While the Spaniards wore pursuing the fleeing
Insurgsnts It wnssuipvctsd that the latter, pur
suing the method of wnrfarn followed by the
Cuban Insurgents, would attempt f) lead tho
troops Into an ambuscade lu the dens thickets
through w hich the pursuit led.
The troops were therefore ordered to set flro
tn tho bushes 111 many places In order tiidrlso
out nny iusurgonts who might bo lurking In
them. Tho flames spread with rapidity, and It
was soon learned thnt tho suspicion of nn am
buscade was well founded.
A largo number of tb Insiirirents wcro In
hiding in tho bushos. Two, hundred ot them
perlshrd In th fire.
ln the mean time oilier Spnnlsh column had
been ilcsp-tirhrd to uutllatik the tiering Insur-
gents, nnd In thl they wero successful. The In'.
I miiuenls were utterly routed, (nslng MO killed.
Thn total liisurcent.los was 1,3110.
The victory, which. It Is helleed, will prove a
crushing blow tn the Inburrrctloii, Is hailed
everyw here with delight.
(len. Polavlela has confirmed tho sentence nf
death lmpod by a rnurt-inartlal mi eleven In
surgent chiefs, Inclndlns threa priests. They
will be shot to-morrow at Mauila.
Silt VILLI AM AXTr.llSOS VOiaOXEH,
Ilia Death the Itsnult nTtlin Hitler I'eellnc
of Nleitrnminn Nitttvew,
Nctv Omr.VNS, Jan. 3. A letter from Ochoa,
on th San Juan Hlver In Nicaragua, an
nounces tho death of Sir W, T-. Audenan, ilu
Hncllshmanof wealth, -who resided on his plan
tallim with hi wife, an American woman,
Anderson went toCosta Hlca from England, In
lR02hecamo to Los Angeles, Citl., w here ho lived
two years, and thero he married Mis Jennie
Hell, daughter of Col, Horace Hell, a prominent
California lavvytr. Three years ugn he pur
chased a plantation In Nicaragua, twenty-two
milts from Santa Junn Del Norte, or Orel town,
where a handsome resldonce was erected, and
where he entertained numerous visitor, being
one of the bsst known men In Centrtl America
For seme time past Sir William has siuTi-ml
from numt rout thefts on his place, lie net a
trap fur the thief and raptured him. 1hn un
tie vva tied and severely whipped. At the re.
tultof the whipping and n-eglict, fnrbo was left
In an outhouse atone, tho native died. This
occurred thrta months ago. nnn tt aroused a
very bitter feeling against Sir William among
tho natives, which ultimately brought about his
This' was caused by rolson. tho Englishman
being wired by violent spasms after entlng his
dinner, and dying soon nfter In imnnv The
body was brought to San Juan and bur i u there,
by strangers, as Lady Anderson wan abent in
California vlsltlnir her rrlntlve. The planta
tion of Kir William Anderson was devoted
mainly to cocoa, and was ono uf thu Hurst In the
Iir(-cla Table tt'Ilole 1A Caul.
With win 11.00, Th Warwick, Broadway and tOthtl
ivahm:i nr the czAit.
He Tell Ihe Soltnn Ihe Fate or Turkey
Depend V'pnn III Aettoa.
London. Jan. 3. -Tho kill) lelfjrdjih P'0
llthcs a dosr-ntcli from Constantinople Haying
that tho Crar has sent a message to the Sultan
rccouirricudlnc him to mint seriously coasidor
the remonstrances and advice uf t he great
powers regarding tho reforms necessary tor tho
empire, and adding that It hu dust not do so ho
will expose himself to the gravent consequences,
even foreign Intervention, Tho Crnr furlqer
says that the Sultan's acooptanco nf this advice
Is an Indispensable condition to the Integrity of
hi empire and the inalntenanco of peaco.
jici.n mi' show at mnxiouT.
The Aelora Not Allowed 1ft Apeanr In Cos
tume L'nttt Then lteetne It 1Va Monday,
Th Hungarian Ladles' Aid Society arranged
to produce at Central b-xir-a House, In Sixty
soscnth street, near Third nvenne, last night,
" Freaks; or Fun In a Museum," an! "Never
At about 7 o'clock, Dotcctlva Usrllhy of the
East hlxtr-seventh street station, hearing that
the actors wero lo appenr In costume. Informed
the manager nf tho hall, Fred Meliser, that
this was a violation of the Sunday law.
Mr. Melser then Informed tim actor and
members uf thn society thai he could pot permit
thn entertainment to proceed if the participants
were to wear loitumc".
The two thousand in-ople prescit were very
angry at first, but aflerward thev cooled down,
and agreed to hold the entertainment after 12
o'clock, Dancini: was started to while awayt
the time until midnight, when the entertain
ment was begun. Aftor tho performance danc
ing was resumed.
j.ovi.i ma.i.sox laid vr.
An Uaiy Cut rlpalla the, Actor' I.ooUa for
Louis Masson of the "Sporting Duchess"
company did not appear at the lust four per
formancesof the play lit Harlem, because ho
was confined to his room by an ugly cnt over
the right ryo.
On New Year's evo a party mado up of Mae
son, his brother, Harry Lacey, his roommate,
Mr. Price J. 11. Hooth. It. A. nobortt. HIJou
Fernandez. Cora Tanner, and Marlon Abbott
lined at the West End Hotel after the theatre.
After the dinner thu women and Mr. Hoberta
went home, nnd the others went to the Colonial
ln tho barroom Maston was struck over tho
right eye with a bottle. A urgon from tne
Manhattan llospitnl took four stitches In thn
wound, slid since tnen Masson has been trylrur
to get his face In condition so that bo can play
ln Newark when the company opens to-night.
rLATlXO CVltA WITH J'l.HTOLa.
Three Ttoy rihot la Mlnile Warfare la
Cl.r.VT.i.ANl), 0.,Jan. 3. "Cubt."atettlement
ln the southwest end of th city, has bean thn
scene of a number ot pitched battles during the
past month between two gangs of boys who call
themielves Spaniards and Cubam. The Span
lards aro about 300 strong und th Insurgents
about 200. Tho boys are from 12 to 20 jsar
old. Yesterday afternoon tho two armies met
und for half on hoar lhey fought. A train of
box cara was used by the insurgents as bul
warks. A number of ihe boys stationed theuv
ectves on the top lif the cnrsl They nail re
volvers, and several 6hot wer fireJ. One bi)y
was shot In Ihe hand, another In the knee, and a
ttitrdin the head.
CllOKEIt OV 1UOO.
I7nlraa Tlmea Iraprnvn " Ilrvna .or Home
Onn na III I.lae" IV II I lis Illreted.
Atlanta. On., Jan. .1. Mlehard Crokor nf
New York stopped hero yesterday on his wnv to
Helle Mead Stock Farm near Nashville, Tenn.
He was noncommittal on politics, until presssed
for a sucget,on as to 1P00. Then he said:
"Mr. McKlnley was elected on the Idna that
Hepubllcan success would be follow od by pros
perlty, Unle.s times get better. Mr. Hryan nr
som on on his llnr will be elected ln 1000 by
the inntt nvernhnlmlng majority ever given to
a candidate for President."
Mr. Crokar asksd many questions about Mr.
llryan's recent lecture here.
no lis i: em's ir.vnoir.t smashed.
An Inauranr J'ntrol tVitann Ttuna Tnlo It
AThlle Unlnc So a Fire.
While going to a Are nt 22S West For(y-slxth
streot, at 0 o'clock last night, an Insurance
Patrol wngon, driven by Frank Lewis, collided
with a car of the Thirty-fourth street crosstown
linn at Eighth avenue.
There w ere ten passengers In the car at th time,
but nobody wan Injured, although th alt'i In
nearly all the windows was shattered and tho
tide of the car brflnen In. The pole of the
wagon was broken, bat It was quickly patched
up mid the Wagon continued on to the flM,
which proved trifling.
Dock Hoard to Have a New Kecretarr,
Oeorgo S, Terry, Secretary of the Dock Hoard
at $3,U00 a year, has announced his Intention to'
resign. Mr. Terry Is a resident of Whltestone.
lie Is also a member of tho Union League Club.
It is'tinderstnod that he Is to go Into the Insur
Maurice M. Eekstajn of tho Twenty-seventh
dlstrlrt. It was said yesterday, has been slated
for thn secretaryship. Mr. Eckstein Is a mem
ber of th regular Hepnbllcan organization, and
hat been coanectrd with tho Hepubllcan State
Committee tn a tubordlnalu capacity.
tub Strike lixprcted to Iind Noon.
A mass meeting of the striking drivers of th
New York Cab Company was held Ian night at
tint Murray Hill Lyieiim. It was a secretnn.
and nothing was given out as to the proceeding
beyond a statement that tho men would not
yield, and that they expected the company to In
a day or two. Tho pfflchls nf the company say
lhey rxptct the men to stampede soon, WJien
they do. competent men ho aro nuw filing the
strikers' pluces will bu retained.
Itlotvn t'p with n Manbote Cover.
While several little boys wero dragging a
Christinas tree which lhey had set on tiro over
a manhole In Morris street yesterday, a spark
Ignited gts In the sewi r beneath. Tho man
hole iovi.r and thai uf a inanhulo at West
street were blown suit.
Three-1 ear-old Eddie Malone nf J.! Morris
stieet was on the t'r.t mver wiien It blrnv out
followed by n tijliiuie of flame. 'I ho child re
ceived nnlv soniu tlcht bruises.
llllHloii Totted Illicit .loivU.
1 ho WUwm lino etcnnish'p Hindoo, which
was In collision with the CruiiiwcM liner Creole
In the Ship Channel on Saturday evening,
wleu l-o'tli vers gnln- IP '!. wiis towed to
her berth in Hrimkivn viuterdac leaking eon.
eldeialjy nnd with two bnw plates smashed
below thuvvstcrl n. I'll" Cieole was veiv little
damaged and reianltud donn tho bay awaiting
thu lifting of the fui to go M run.
Three Itullrond Mru Killed,
Hoi.nrt., Mo Jan. .1. Early this morning a
freight train on tho .Missouri Pacific Hallway
ran Into a landslide near this place. Threo of
th" crow were klllnl. Thev ale flomor Evans,
i nuiiiiei, Iliny Hut p. tlreina". slid J. I'. Me.
Omen, braketuan. Ynot.cr member of thu
ire weie slightly Injiiied. The heavy raus
caused a hu je mans ot ejvrlli tn slide don n ilinn
tin irnrlt.and lh" train eru-hed Into It while
r milling teiie mlMan hour.
Cniicreiesman-Illeet !. l. Davidson Dead,
New UmuilTHN, Pa., Jan. .1. Word reached
here in-ilav that James Johnston Davidson,
Congressman-diet from the Twenty-fifth ills
trlct nf Prnnsilvnnli. died at Plnnnlx, Ariz,
Mr. Davidson had hni,iy consumption aod
went West tn tho hnuei.f regaining his hraltli.
Mr. Titslnr Cnnrera Willi Telnnn,
MAPltll). Jan. 3,Mr. Haunts Tailor, the
American Mlulstor, had a long conference to
day with the Dukn of Tetuan, Minister of For
eign Affairs. The subject of tit icnterenee has
1 But been divulged. '
TIIKWAIt IS FOIl FKEKD03L 1 H
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A st.itemext or crn.rs DEMANDS ' H
7)V nLxoit nt: qvesada. M
The n-niilille' ( linrae .I'.vmires nt Wnstv. 'j H
tnalon lllsin.ye. Mr. Cleveland' I'lnn r I 'H
nn Arrunitenient with Hilii-Ii,i,,n.hln 1 H
from the I'nlnt nr Vlrtr IVthrr sir Hpala . H
nr nl' lh lulled Hlalrn-'l In. I'atrlola
Aro liaiilliiit l.ir Independence nr Death. M
W.vstllvoTOs-.Jnn. 3.-1 ho President in hi l
nnnunl tuessngo to Congress said In regard to i , H
Inline rule na "tho mentis of composing the J H
prcont strife Willi honor and advantage to , H
Spain and with the achliireme'it of all the re- H
Bonnbloohjcrttot the Insurrection.:" H
tt w-otil 1 seem th.it If Hp-iLi should offer In Cuba H
genuine ou:oaoniy-a measure of home rnls which. saiBH
white preserving the sovereignty nf Spsln. would ist- Jl H
lryaUr.itlonsrrerUlrem.nltof her Spntilth subjects j H
ttitrnshfiull benojiisi resson why the psrlflcstjon of H
thelilndinlrht.iintbioxectfdvithallisls. finch a H
rrtult would nppesrtn be In the true Int-rrst of all ,j H
mnrerntd. It would atonee stop the conflict wloa ? H
Is now couiiutrtng th retoureis nt the Island and H
matin? It wnrthlets for whichever party msyultl- l, H
tnstely prevail. It would keep Intact tho pollutions j. H
of Kpaln without touching her honor, which will b (I H
consulted rather than Impugned by the adequate re- , H
dresiof admitted grievances. It would put the pro- H
perlty'ot the Inland nd the fortunes of Its Inhsld- M H
tints within thrlrown eoutrol, without seserlncth iji B
nstural and auclent ties which bind them to the L fjai
mother country, and woald yet enable them to Utl 1' jj&H
thslr capsclty for self government nnder Ihe most iLi'l &afl
favorable conditions. It hat been objectej on th Sj'l vftH
on s'ds thst hpiln should not promlto autonomy JK'I raaai
until hsrlnsurtent subjects lay down their irmn on 8 J hH
tho nthar side, thst promised autonomy, bowevr ' R$ M
liberal. Is Insufficient, beeaus without auuranc of My X)H
th prornlte bsrer fulstlad. JM PH
Out the reasonableness of a requirement by Spall Jfi' W
of unconditional surrender on the part ot the Innr- of r4H
gent Cubans before their autonomy Is conceded I ; ?fv trl
not altozeiner apparent. It Ignores Important tea- 'Jtifr : &H
lures of th situation, the stability two years' dura- UVi 3aaH
lion hat item to th Insurrection I the feasibility of jC rtfH
Its Indefinite prolongation In the nature of thlno Mfj t&l
nnd at shown by psit experience; th utter nd Ira- . jK tRH
inlaent ruin of th liland. unletl th rrttenl strife I StT 'aaH
speedily Competed! sbov all, tbe rank abuttt whleb iJaffrrf'aM
all turtles In Bpatn, all branches ef her Oovernment. !aH itH
and all her leading pnbltomtn concede to eilit and MMi'ttraM
profets desire t remove. Facing such clrcuui. !3tj'rEBH
stanrss, lo withhold th proffer of needed reforms llri! aav
until the parties dsmsndlng them put themselves at Iffiv fJLfl
mercy by throwing down their arms, has the appear- iSj 'B
ance or Deflecting the graven of perils and Inviting ilvlUH
satp'clon as to tht sincerity of any protested wllllnc 4JT3 r "aal
nest to grant reforms. Tha objection on behslf ot th (SEit V aafl
tnturcsnts-that promised reforms csnnot be relied InattOf aLl
upon-mustof course b considered, though wtbut Ha1'tV!aafl
no rliht toattame. and no reason for assumtnt. that 'bviJJH
anythlnc Spain undrrtatrt to do for the relief ot SaKittaai
Cuba will not be doe according to bcth thetplrltand JurVlirJaai
theletttHof thundrtailng. aK'i (Val
Keverlhelett, reallrlnc thst sutplelons snd preeau- rfafMii'eaa
ttonsonthe part of tie weaker ot two combatants itaV-lP'JH
nrealwsysnturlandnotatwa)sunjLs,tir.sble beln MbvSIbh
sincerely detlrout In tSelnttr.it ol botli at will t on WKlial
Its osva account thst theCuhtn (rotilem thould b iv'l'r!aBl
salved wttll the If att poll.bIdslay-lt was llittlnstetl mB'vbh
by Ihls Oovernment to the Oovernment of s;.tin som JhItibbI
months aro that If a satlsf sclory mvature of home Kev-lLjBH
ruto were tendered th Cuban tnturreid. and would tivi'iisaBa
be accepted by thern upon a zi.aratit,-u of lit execu- uyifllBBl
tlon. the Cnltcd States would en lent or to find a way u &MxfBH
not objecttonshlo to Rpsln of furnithlng such guar. saHirTaBa
antee. Wt lie nn definite response to this Intimation 141101
has yet been rVcelved from the f pinlthtlovernment, 3Lvl''9iB,a,1
It Is believed to be not altogether unwelenme. whll. flvJllB,a,a,1
as already stiggesteil, no reason is tcrceited why rt IMrlBtfl
should not bs approved by ihe Int.ir.-enls. s'eltt.er aT'-'t't'aB'B
party can fall to tee the Import tnro of early action, 'SpH.mm
and both mutt realize that to prolong ti.e present isau . 'tatafl
ttate of thlucs for even a short ptnod w II add eaor- jX' vBal
moutly to I'-e time and labor and expenditure necs- fsBF j 'tH
sarj to bnrg about the industrial reeuierai.nu of the L4 MatBtfl
tt'and It It, thirefnre. ferventlt h p,-d nn all iFv KaBBa
grounds thst earliest efforts f- r h'ann th breach &jt' IIbbbsI
betwemWraln and t&e insurgent ri.lmns. upon th 'Jluv fipH
llnet bov indicated, mar be at nni-c Insugiirated tiSflr fH
ani pushed to an Immedlste ant suettful i.tue- mK IbbbsI
The above words, fully quoted so that thero njjj Hal
can bo no misinterpretation, have given rise to L t bbB
endless dlscnislon ln the pus, to innumerable aWt vsm
reported propositions nnd rumors, and in a per- WIU &fxafl
slsu-nt effort nn the part ot Spain to Influence alP ' ILbI
American pnbllo opinion to as to thwart any jM?-' xM
action by Congress. Th deep-laid plot of Span- Mw'i eaal
Uhdlplomaty Is making the most llcanofthes Wi mR
declarations of the President todivert attention Mp aH
from the main question to-day. Snail the lnde- el'; H
penslonco of the republleof Cuba be recognized T W&.V'bbb'!
Without any desire of criticising the utter r$
atvee ot the Executlv r of this nation, which ha Qjf , fc M
given so many proofs of ympalhy and aid to Ta i tafl
struggling Cuba, withuut any wish of falling m :H
Into the undiplomatic usago of go.ng to th jJflH '
newspapers to discuss what Is before the Got- vj?? iH
eminent of the United States, still we bellev It iJJW lM
a prime duty to ourselves and country to en. iW-i-H
lighten the American people, anil to show them 1 MJjB
and their representatives the Impracticability fy'U
ot any plan to establish peace lu the Island :), )M
abort of absolate Independence. .wLtaaasl
In the suggestion made by the President i.'U VM
there are three parties to consider: First, i VM
Spain; secondly, the United States, aud, thirdly, Jpfr1. jhH
the republic of Cuba. Mlj tM
As to Spain, neither thn genius of bar tnstttu- Wffc,- rtH
tlons nor the character of her people will allow fi fe,j j'sfl
her to depart from her ancient system of colo- iim' fH
rrlzatiou. S true Is this, that In au Interview a3j M
with no less an authority than Canovas del Cas- $t ,H
tlllo. the Spanish Prlato Minister, he speak of li" H
"mure liberal measures of home rule for Cuba ilwlfl
than wer contemplated In tho scheme forma- ft "i H a!
lnted by the Cortet. but Spain will not grant to fftr IbM
Cuba, under uiiu c(tnimtanfi, autonomy afttr "H'c fll
thr )aMnn of Ctinndd." And yet what PretU HrJ, Vt
dent Cleveland speak of In bis message It ifi' jjM
"genuine autonomy," which. In any Anglo- 'i V' rtTaB
Saxon mind, can mean nothing less than what lA ljH
England has willingly given to her colonic. jf.Cf. fjW
and not the farcical reform wrung from Spain wl' VM
by th threat nnd use of arm. Hut Spain Is no! tiy JH
England, nor Is there any man in Spain, with '1?r" B
the exception nt the llcpublhan. Pi y Margall. j' ('
capable of grvlnc anything llkn real liberty to Km1 ifl
tho Cubans, (iladetones are not to bo found In 2itTl&VaBBs
the Iberian peninsula. The opinion of Canovas lly' i''9
In siillliieut to dispel any doubt as to tho tp'i?fl
feasibility nt InipHntliig anv "genuine nuton- SHvif IbbI
omv " under the present Conservative tiovurn- MOTil
tnent. Tho r.,boral under Sagnstn have nn- y'srVlJaB
noimccd that lliey nin illsposed to return to rFH fl
rower, and to grant a little moiti than tlie other r'-Cv'Siaai
party, but never real self-gnveriuneiit. There '' C t'M
Isnnslatesiiian 111 Spain capsblo nf bi Ine called t'ft.V-M
into power wIki would dare, eillier In thef'orte (iTnaal
nr press, to propose anv snch Cotisttinlliin as lilts h ?itr9.B
Hrltlsh act of IndT. Tli" would fear the out- Sf &? jf J
burst nf tho Ignorant populai e, i g;ed on by tb nj'''i'''
f'arltst and other ncllator. who wnuhlull thera W.5.H 9
ll.at what w.-vs bung d. .no was a mnri-sinn te 'h'.H?-ai
llieCiibaiirevnlntioiiNts A gravodanger would M't.tilW
follow if I'nb.ilitiiuliuln II' eitteH.wh) should i''t H
ni Catalunla. theIlnsiiieiroVinees. PorloHIco, jfj c,H
nnd the Philippine-, demon I tho ennui loonT fl H
They I avai as much ren-oti ss oppressed ( uba, TmLH
and iniiii) a time havo shown tlie'r illsnllsfao- .Ij ' ,
limi with Ihe Spanish sysiem of lentrallratioii. JK ,f-jH
Spain cannot glv e every inunic.palitj , every dls- j. jiV,j, m
trlu. every provluco In iibatha rlglit to man- M''r m
Hgislts-nwii.trnlrs. Ii would bs depriving th Syt 'S'l
tlmiitiiiids nf sp.inlsli ofllee held'rs of the fat fj (,
positions they u.Juy. otild Stain i.llovi a W-V'i'
Parllameiit of Cubans ended by niitrammelled jr y 'm
Culmi von sand I.oglsls'nret controlled by th J-' ,H
native elements? They would bo mpronie jtyJMm
in ail matters lertalnlng to llm Islandi there &( : U
wiisild bo bu morn exploitation for the JJf" '
fioiserful stimlsh innnnpolles: the taxes '.j j ,9
and resnurifs nf Cuba would then b j, W
for tho leneflt of the C ihiin tnxpnii'rs. Of f . '.
what hei. IH uuiild the Island be In ihi) metr.ip. i I'M
ul.t? It l to be expei ti I that llm m called f " '
( oliandebt If ft''n pu d at nit by llm Cubans, Vli'.'-S
which is nrd li be tho ight nf would ha up. A ii IM
portioned tinveen Mmn and ( uba, and would U'rH
be ciiii-ldered lib n nallunal uebt, as thoilelilof 't '-Hi
the civil war was so consult red by the Culled Jji ,
fatatet. Then Cuba would ceaeo to pay th j,J',fB
thirty million, a year, of which kat sutsU 'iMU