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VOL. L I NO. 1
HE GIVES BYRNES THE
it it. r'Ait an uitsTsnti u es si it
EltOM THE SHOULDER.
lie Says the Lexow Cmumtttoe FlimMiJ J at
the Close tf the Investigation and pVang
to tUo Rescue of Superintendent B nc
They Stumbled at the Completion of T lieiv
.New York. Dec. SI. Dr. Parkhim:stv
spent the greater portion of to-clnj
preparing a. statement on the ret
of the Lexow Investigation. This ev , n
ing he went down town and had 4 con
sultation concerning the statement! wlith
Lawyer Frank Moss and Mr. K -hue-eon.
In his statement Dr. Parkhurst says:
In stating my position touching eel
questions now lying before the pi
mind ,1 cannot express myself toi
preciatlvely of the splendid work
has been done by the senate commhttee
and its talented counsel. There has
been created through their instrumen
tality an epoch in the history of jour
city, and there has been secured at'the
polls a municipal revolution that woiild
have been impossible except through
their aaencv or agency of a similar
' kind. And it is but just that we
further than this and recognize t
work of this committee and of its cou
sel as being the influence which is coi
uibuting very largely to similar mu
nicipal upheavals throughout the coun
try- iMr. Lexow and his committee at
Mr. Goff and hisi associates do not st
it it a
in need of recommendation, but
pleasure as well as a duty to accor
and it is accorded with the most earn
est cordiality. I'.
It must be premised that any strict
ures that we may feel it necessary to
pass are prompted by no spirit of ani
mosity towards any man or towards
any association of men. The personal
clement does not enter Into the matter.
There is a particular line which our so
ciety has laid down for itself and par
ticular ends which we have been for a
considerable time prosecuting, and In
all our efforts personalities are merely
an incident. If the readers of this
Btatementwlll put themselves to the
pains of recalling what transpired last
spring, they will remember that at that
time the writer of this statement and a
few' associated with him were the only
ones that believed In the honesty of
newspapers were almost a unit in theirl
conviction that to rely. on Mr. Lexotf
and his colleagues for our municipt!
deliverance was to lean on a brokei
I remember very well saying to M
Lexow at Albany, In the presence of
all his associates, that I had just com
from New York, where the entire atl
moeiphere was pervaded with utter dlsl
trust of him and the members of hi
committee. I became convinced, howH
ever, by my association with Mr. Sax
ton, Mr. Bradley and two or three oth-
era, that the committee could be count
ed on to do honest, faithful and thor
ough work clear up to the end. I gavel
to them my entire confidence. I usedj
my best efforts to break down the spirit
of distrust which prevailed, and, in con
Junction with the other members of the
executive committee of the Society for
the Prevention of Crime, put at the ser
vice of the senators the entire resources
of our offloe, and they have been avail
ing of those resources up to Saturday
night last. We have watched the ac
tions of the committee with keen Inter
est "They have bored into the rotten
tissue of the police department with ut
ter indifference as fo the character, po
litical or otheriwse, of what they
Knowing that their report would have
to be rendered the first of the new
year we did, to be sure, become a little
solicitous lest they were not allowed
sufficient time for examining the higher
'officials, but I supposed they knew
what they were about and that they
would not do anything that would even
look like stopping their work without
finishing it. Matters tiad been for so
long a time conducted with such en
tire thoroughness that we even forgot
that we had been distrusted; but late
In November the indications were clear
that the investigation was not pushed
to its close in the same energetic and
unsparing manner that had been fol
lowed up to that date. A good many
days went by in which cases were dis
cussed which wearied the public, which
made no substantial addition to the
knowledge already gained, and which
were frittering away the time that
we knew ought to be expended on the
Inspectors and the superintendent We
knew that the character of the police
force was a reflection from the charac
ter of its chief executive and his im
mediate subordinates and that how
"cver many captains might be besmirch
ed and however many sergeants might
be cashiered the genius of the matter
would not be reached till we had ar
rived at the quality of the five men
who together constitute the executive
In view of all this we are justmea
saying that while the committee stood
" up to the rack magnificently through
all the early investigation flinched at
the crisis. As long as when Mr. Moss
attempted to adduce evidence against
Byrnes in the Marett matter the com
mittee sprang to Byrnes' defence. Now,
that is not a thing to be debated.
Their atttitude was Instantly recog;
nined by those In attendance and dis
tinctly stated in the journals of the
next morning. The pursuit of lines
that might possibly have conducted to
the real inwardness of Byrnes' con
duct and character was discouraged as
it had been discouraged in the case
of no other man. Now there was a
reason for that. We are not saying just
yet that there was anything that
could be proved against Mr. Byrnes.
We are saying that the committee with
held support from efforts made to show
that there was something that could
toe proved against Mr. Byrnes. We are
P1UCE THREE CENTS.
rot saying that there was anything in
the Marett case that was discreditable
to the superintendent, but we are say
ing that the committee was indisposed
to have the matter thoroughly inves
tigated in order to discover, whether
there was anything in It discreditable
to the superintendent. Their thorough
ness broke down at that point. They
stumbled just at the completion of
their work. The chairman will npt,
dare to deny it is policy (I have used
that word advisedly, he will recognize
what I refer to) that controlled him in
his handling of Mr. Byrnes, and not
! a desire to act in view of all the
probable or ascertainable facts' In Mr.
Now, the presumption is on the side
Of the superintendent's being as crim
inal as any other member of the force,
so that the hesitancy to handle him as
Williams was handled could not pro-
i ceed from any priori connection of his
i innocence. Wherever they have stuck
in their fork they have found rot, and
whether Byrnes be rotten or not he
has been in rot for thirty-one' years
and has been the executive head of rot
for the last two years.
The presumption, therefore, was
against him, so that indisposition to
handle him thoroughly must have been
grounded In some other consideration
than that of his presumably innocence.
There are two ways in which Mr.
Byrnes has put the committee Under ob
ligations to him, and to .that degree de
stroyed their Independence. He put
them under obligations by consenting
to help defeat Taminany Hall, and it is
to be remembered that the committee
is first and foremosf an anti-Tammany
jcommittee, and came down here for
We are not saying that it was stipu
lated that if he would secure an honest
election It would be remembered in his
behalf, "but in the very nature of the
case favors have been reciprocated. We
are not going to disparage Mr. Byrnes'
good offices a't -election; only it is to
be remembered that he did nothing
more than he ought to have done
without being asked to do 1t, and noth
ing more than he had the same au
thority to do In previous elections, if
he had only the official courage to use
The second way in which the commit
tee put themselves under obligations
to him whs by taking him into their
confidence and allow him to become a
confederate with them in breaking
down the force. To the degree In which
tht-y obtained help from Mr. Byrnes they
put themselves practically under ob
ligations to protect Byrnes. Now, I
knriw the language that Byrnes used
touching precisely this point, and when
I tjeard It I knew that everything was
"up" so far as a square Investigation
of him was concerned.
Their acceptance of it had mortgaged
the 'committee to that extent and one
peculiarity of a mortgage is that it has
to be paid oft or foreclosed. In this
connection it ought to be stated that
Mr. Mose declares that he never knew
or suspected that Mr. Byrnes was fur
nishing information to the. committee
or to'counsel and that it was well known
that; he would not sanction such a
thing' or action. .
Dr. Parkhurst stated that Mr.
Byrnjes has repeatedly attempted to
play 'the same game with the Society
for the Prevention of Crime, but the
society has refused to ally Itself with
a man it believed to be responsible for
the condition of the department.
I'We are not," he then says, "charg
lnfc the committee or its counsel with a
dbhonest intent, but they blundered
aid bJundered badly. Mr. Byrnes as a
competent element of the department
wss to that degree a defendant. By
be'ng taken into the confidence of the
poserution he wound himself out of
;he box and on to the bench where he
uld kick out against the very men
hat were no more the subjects of in
dictment than he was.
"We are not saying there was any
tinderstanding or at least any written
stipulation that If he would tell what
h(v'.iiew about other men in the de
palment that were criminals he
sl.Juld not be called to the witness
stJiid or if called should be allowed to
usl the stand as a histrionic opportunity
ffJ incriminating himself, official asso
cirltes and celebrating his own personal
ailJl ofii'-tal innocency; but whether
th're w:i8 any such stipulation or not
tl)l acceptance of his assistance prao
tictilly involved a deal, and a commit
ted that "ame down from Albany with
tn(i express purpose of investigating
des ousht to have been punctiliously
c(uJful to avoid even the appearance of
naving a, susceptible side for the very
Rmi of offence that they were desig
nate to detect and adjudge."
nf. Parkhurst rema.rks that It
Beejed strange to his committee that
the feetinte committee has not taken
nain' t0 familiarize Itself with the
par)3liurfit committee's point of view in
resJct t Mr. Byrnes. He says:
i.ye have had opportunities in our
thrfe years of warfare of ascertaining
thoftrue icomplexlon of matters such
D(?en llliyunmutc iu Liitr ociiavc
Jmitte. 1 snouia nave supposed u
"H"" lkhail lost disposition to make a
v. ;lieh and earnest investigation they
tnOIJ -taA . wnnld
havm conferred with us; would
done in a careiui way uuuus"
JLe fight that we have been mak-
Jt.A won from us the outlook we
. i- i a mi
(0 expensively bwmsu, xiicjr imvc
t nothing of the kind, nor did
illow for the examination of Mr.
sufficient time to avail 01 uoy
l8cldsures, even ir tney naa se-
-,4 &ittvKl!inrBt. in substance, further
' we 'of the executive committee
fff,8; VJr nsht durins the past tnree
v0rHLsjeen permanently a contest
ye!l ... i"?..,maa hna known nw-
with w-i. rr rTv;u;v"
the enforcement of law
d yet he has dogged our
t to last and hMr omitted
scredit us in the estima-
11! munity. If the executive
police department had
i ,,Lciti fart
n 'llnrtB j fit. I J
Hnn If tt)sJ
been able to accomplish Its purpose it
would have crushed the S. P. C. There
would have been no Lexow committee,
and Grant would have been mayor to
day instead of Strong.
"When our agents were making It un
comfortable for their associates Mr.
Byrnes represented to the police jus
tices that the issuing of warrants to Ir
responsible parties ought to be stopped.
The Immediate effect of that ruling
would be to retard the operations of
our detectives. , We understood that
that was the object which Mr. Byrnes
had in view. Mr. Byrnes struck at our
society In the arrest of our chief de
tective, Gardner. The superintendent
himself took a hand In it and wrenched
from frightened Marrett such informa
tion as he might able to extort.
, "Byrnes hated us and kept tab on us
and Hied to make us contemptible, In
public estimation, by showing that our
agents were levying blackmail, which
was what his ageniB were doing and
precisely what we are obliged to pre
sume he knew hia agents were doing.
He struck our society another blow by
trying to discredit its president. He
called together the reporters and In
terms of unrestrained bitterness pub
lished to the world a mass of black
guardism touching the motives of my
work, the base Impulse that inspired It,
all of which was a solid and contempt
ible falsehood. He lied, and the subject
of the lie was to break the power that
I was exercising against the vicious
ness of his department.
"He even perpetrated a vile, sneak
ing Insinuation against my church by
saying that he knew of a well-trodden
patch that conducted from my vestibule
to a disreputable resort For low-lived
viciousness that taunt Is easily entitled
to the prize, for he has since conceded
that the path was trodden by but one
individual, and he Is In no sense a mem
ber of my congregation."
The doctor goes on to quote state
ments made by Mr. Byrnes In Decem
ber, 1802, when he denounced the Soci
ety for the Prevention of Crime In
strong terms, and said that Its mem
bers Included blackmailers and men
who had been guilty of the most abom
inable practices, etc. '
Dr. Parkhurst, continuing, substan
"Our agents, acting In the legitimate
discharge of their duty, were mobbed
a year and more ago by the toughs and
thugs that sprang to the relief of Mr.
Byrnes and his department when we
pressed uncomfortably at the Essex
Market police court. The papers next
morning were full of the details of the
outrage, but Mr. Byrnes was unable to
discover that any outrage had been
committed necessitating action on his
part, and In that way official announce
ment was made that the agents of our
society were to be considered legitimate
"Now, why had not the commlttr
made Itself familiar with these mat
ters? We have urged that Mr. Byrnes
should be asked whether prior to the
senatorial investigation he was know
ing of the rottenness of the police force.
If he was and still kept his mouth shut
lie was unspeakably vile, and it he Was
not he was unspeakably Imbecile.
"Now, why did not the committee In
sist that Mr. Goff should broit Mr.
Byrnes on that bifurcated dilemma? I
am nothing but a minister, but if I had
been a lawyer of Mr. GofT's ability I
would have put Byrnes on that toasting-iron
and I would have guaranteed
to broil out of him all of his official
reputablllty Inside of one day's session,
provided the committee would have al
lowed me to do so.
"I have no Interest In this matter
save a profound and passionate desire
to see work that Is thorough. If Mr.
Byrnes, with characteristic disposition
to get his own neck out of the yoke,
says that he has been so handicapped
as to be practically powerless I want
to say that all such excuse is evasive
and cowardly. If he had wanted to
turn the police department upside down
and exhibit it in the charge that he
certainly knew belonged to it he
could have done it easily and the public
would have stood by him. Byrnes
could have accomplished more In the
shape of earthquaking result In three
months than I have been able to do
in twelve times that. In conclusion
Dr. Parkhurst says:
"I am aware that many who are our
friends wUl take exception to1 this
statement. Some will say It is inex
pedientthat It Is not a question that
weighs with us. We are here for a
principle and we are here to stay.
The Society for the Prevention of
Crime was here before the committee
came and we will be here after the
committee has gone and the line that
we have followed in the past will be
the line we shall just as studiously and
unswervingly follow in the future."
The statement of Dr. Parkhurst was
read to Superintendent Byrnes to
night. The superintendent said:
"I have nothing at all to say at pres
ent. Dr. Parkhurst Is a real nice man;
that is my New Tear's greeting to
IWUlu to Keditme Operations.
Pittsburg, Dec. SI. The Carnegie
mills at Braddock, Homestead, Law
rencevllle, Duquesne and Beaver Falls
will resume work Wednesday morning.
Th etime allowed for the acceptance of
the new wage scale expired Saturday
evening. The new rate3 were generally
accepted by the employes and 12,000
men will return to work Wednesday at
the different mills.
Again Very Low,
Concord, Mass., Dec. 31. Judge E.
R. Hoar is again very low and a con
sultation of physicians was held this
afternoon. Until yesterday he has
been comfortable, but never has ral
lied from his previous attack of several
weeks ago, which makes his condition
critical and his death liable to occur
at any moment. i
NEW HAVEN CONN., TUESDAY,
CAVSEO A SENSATION.
The Military Weekly Cmnrn Out With a
Berlin, Dec. 31. The Military Weekly,
the recognized organ of the army, has
caused some sensation by the bellicose
tone of Its article reviewing the mili
tary events of the year. The writer
contends that the longer peace is main
tained the more must Germany try to
encourage the fighting spirits of the
army. The encouragement , of this
suirit. he thinks, has been too much
neglected In recent years. He complains
that the science of war , has uoan
limited exclusively, to the staff and a
few others, but believes that the new
regulations which went into effect last
June will tend to remedy this state of
affairs. Meantime, he Bays, the army
remains toujours en vedette.
The authorship of this article is
much discussed. The opinion most
generally accepted is that the emperor
inspired the criticism. '
run intr hoods ijiaok,
There Have Been Ho New Developments
New York, Dec. 31. The Journal of
Commerce and Commercial Bulletin in
its weekly review of the dry goods mar
ket to-day says:
There have been no. material develop
ments In the market since tne last re
view. Business has been Interfered
with by holiday influences, by stock
taking exigencies and one or two' days
by stormy weather. The attendance of
buyers from day to day has been limit
ed, and, with few salesmen on the road,
the mall order demand In all depart
ments has proved of Indifferent extent.
The shipments have . been Interfered
with to some extent by the heavy snow
storm Impeding locomotion, but never
theless fair deliveries have been made
from day to day. The market closes In
a somewhat unsettled condition. Last
week agents were engaged In revising
prices, either quietly or publicly, to
bring them Into something like confor
mity with the auction basis and en
couraged thereto by a fair demand
coming forward, but this week's busi
ness ha3 been on such a limited scale
that there has been little Inducement to
quote definite figures. The woolen goods
departments have been quiet.
UArEBHtT.L is moony.
One Industry Has Derided to Jt All of 1U
Haverhill, Mass., Dec. 31,. Not since
the morning after ihe great fire in Feb
ruary, 1882, has such a gloomy feeling
pervaded the city as to-day; The great
Industry of the city has received a se
vere check. Chick. Brothers have de
cided to let the remaining portion of
their 250 employes go as fast as their
Jobs are. finished and close the. factory
for the present without trying to se
cure new help.
The strikers come from each room in
the factory, so that work could not be
continued, as the rooms were broken
up. Their pay roll has been $0,000 a
week. Only one more large factory Is
left, that is that of J."II. Winchell &
Co., but this firm is one of the most lib
eral in the city, pays fair prices and
has no contract labor. It is expected
that this factory will not be struck.
Their pay roll for labor is about $11,000
More Earthquakes Felt.
Rome, Dec. 31. Earthquakes were felt
to-day In southern Italy and northern
Sicily. Although not violent enough to
damage property they Increased the
panic. The whole population of several
towns and villages will camp in the
Drowned While Skating.
Middletown, Dec. 31. Albert J
Hutchinson, aged twenty-one, nephew
of R. H. Kelsey, was drowned about
10 o'clock to-night while skating. The
body has not been recovered.
Knllot Klghts Leagues Wnnteil.
Washington, Dec. 31. Hon. J. C.
Manning of Montgomery, Ala., a mem
ber of the committee appointed by the
national committee of the populist party
to su'bmit evidence to congress in sub
stantiation of the charges of election
frauds in southern states, has received
communications from people throughout
the south urging him to call together
representatives from all the southern
states for the purpose of organizing
ballot rights leagues. Mr. Manning will
soon Issue a call for a conference of
'those favoring the movement to meet
at New Orleans January 18 and 19, 1895.
Her Condition Dangerous.
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 31. The con
dition of Mrs. Mary Lathrop, state
president of the W.C.T.U., who has
been 111 for some weeks. Is said to be
hourly growing more dangerous, and
her friends have little hope of her re
Seth Ion Spoken.
New York, Dec. 31. The coal barge
Seth Low, which became detached from
the steamer Santult on Wednesday ort
Fire Island in the storm of that day,
and has been drifting out to sea, was
spoken at noon yesterday about thirty
miles southeast of Atlantic Highlands
by the bark St. .Lucie, which arrived
here; to-day from Limerick. The Seth
Low was flying signals of distress and
reported that she was leaking and
wanted the assistance of a tug immedi
ately. Will Try to Break Records.
Fresno, Cal., Dec. 31. Monroe Sails
bury arrived here to-day from Los
Angeles with the record breakers, Alix,
Flying Jib, Robert J., Nightingale and
Directly. As soon as the race track gets
in condition an attempt will be made to
break the previous records of these
JANUARY 1, 189ft
JUMPED FOR THEIR LIVES.
FIREMEN IN BOSTON UATB A NAH
MOW ESC AVE VHOM ItlSATU.
The Stairs In the Uulhling In Which They
Were at Work, Having Been Burned
Away, They Jumped and Were Hurt
About the Legs-Others Badly Injured.
Boston, Dec. 31. The milk depot of
the Bt igliam company, on Castle street,
corner of Tremont, and extending along
the Boston and Albany road, was
thoroughly riddled by fire to-night,
causing a loss of from $90,000 to $100,
000. The origin of the fire is a mystery.
The Brighatn company occupied the
lower portion of the building, while the
second floor and attic were occupied
by Little, Maxwell & Co.. shoe manu
facturers. The latter had commenced
moving from the .building and had taken
out considerable stock, otherwise their
loss would have been heavier than It is.
Roughly estimated, the firm's loss will
be from $25,000 ito $35,000, which is fully
The front portion of the Castle street
store ending on Tremont street was
used as an office by the C. Brigham
company, and as a store for the sale
of butter, cheese and milk, the products
of the dairy connected with the estab
lishment. The balance of the building
was used as a depot for the reception,
distribution and storage of milk. The
company's stock was small compared
wl'th which it sometimes carried. The
loss will be about $40,000. Fully insur
ed. The loss on tlhe building, which
is owned by the Boston and Albany
Railroad company, is about $20,000.
During the fire there several acci
dents to firemen occurred, several being
hurt. Alfred Caulfleld of Engine No. 1
was overcome by smoke, but recovered.
Lieutenant Mulligan of Engine No. 22
was cut by glass on the head, making a
palnfuf wound, while Ladderman Clark
of Ladder No. 17 had his arm badly
Captain Gerraughty and four men of
engine No. 7 were caught in the attic
and escaped by Jumping down the
stairway, the stairs 'having been burn
ed. All were more or less hurt about the
Although the fire was directly beside
the tracks of the Boston and Albany
road traffic was only slightly interrupt
ed, the elevated streets and overhead
'bridge In the vicinity proving excellent
battleground for the firemen without
being obliged to lay their hose upon the
SVF&KSEIt tfNTOl.l AUONY.
An Officer of a Steamer Terribly Injured By
a Big Wave.
Quarantine, S. I., Dec. 31. The steam
er Salerno, which arrived from Hull
this evening, has her first officer, G. R.
Ling, in the ship's hospital, severely in
jured. On December 21, while the ves
sel was combatting a strong southerly
gale, she was suddenly struck by an
Immense wave, which completely bur
ied her for the moment.
First Officer Ling was on duty on the
bridge and after the wave had washed
astern he was picked up from the after
main deck, nearer dead than alive. His
right hip joint had been pulled from the
socket, his head was nearly scalped and
his face broken. He lay ten days with
out other medical attention than Cap
tain Aakerster was able to give him.
His body is terribly swollen and he has
suffered untold agony. A tug with sur
gical aid met the steamer at quaran
tine. The officer will recover.
Burned to Death in nis Barn.
Walertowu, N. Y., Deo. 31. Hon. Jay
Dimlck, one of Jefferson county's rep
resentatives in the assembly of 1870,
whs burned to . death in his barn in the
town of Hounsileld Inst evening. He
wns told that the barn was on fire and
rushed into the flumes to rescue his
horses.. He was suffocated by the
Decorated by the Pope.
Rome, Den. 81. The popo bus decor
ated Prince Lobanoff-Rostovski, the
Russian ambassador at Vienna, with
the Order of Christ. This is the high
est of all thfl orders in the gift of the
Sacred Concerts Cnn ho Given.
Boston, Dec. '31. At to-night's session
of the aldermen it was voted 4 to 7 not
to revoke licenses heretofore granted to
persons to give sacred concerts In the
halls on Sunday evenings.
Demolishing An Historic House.
. Washington, Dec. 31. The work of
demolishing the old mansion on Lafay
ette Squa re where James G. Blaine died
and where the Seward assassination
was attempted, began to-day. Articles
which were in the room where Mr.
Blaine died are being carefully removed
and it is understood that they Will be
appropriately displayed in rooms set
apart for that purpose In the new
theater. Some of the rooms of the
house are found to have mantels of rare
and beautiful black marble painted
Abandoned nt Sea.
London, Dec, 31. The Swedish steam
er Gustaf Tlllberg, from Westerwlck
for Rouen, has been abandoned at sea,
in a sinking condition. Part of her
crew have been landed at Geestenmunde
but four are missing.
Has Been Ordered Forfeited.
Philadelphia, Dec. 31. The $700 worth
of phenacetine seized on Saturday by a
customs inspector on the steamship
Laurestina from Hamburg, has been
ordered forfeited. The owners of the
drug will be required to pay a fine equal
to its value.
THE C ARLINGTON PUBLISHING CO.
MANY IIWJ LOST.
Servnnts In the Delevan House Perished in
Albany, Dec. 31. The Delavan house
fire waB the absorbing topic of conver
sation about the city to-day. Interest
in it was increased when it was learned
that a number of the house employes,
nearly all of them women, had been
burned to death. They had rooms on
the fifth story of the building. One of
the porters who went up toward them
said to-day that It was impossible to
lead them to a safe exit. They simply
went wild when they learned of the
fire. The proprietors of the hotel es
timated that about fourteen people
were missing. It was thought that the
night clerk, Charles Rosekranz, had
perished, but he turned up this after
noon all right.
Early this morning Mrs. Henry H.
Fookes, who jumped from the fourth
story window, died at the hospital.
The others injured, who were taken
to the hospital will recover. They are:
Henry II. Fookes, Benjamin Hellman,,
Mrs. Benjamin Hellman, Edward
Walsh, James Hennessey, D. P. Brock
way and E. W. Arnold.
The following perished in the flames:
Mrs. F. H. Hill, housekeeeper; May Sul
livan, chambermaid; Mrs. Ray Young,
linen woman; Miss Agnes Wilson,
linen woman; Bridget Fitzglbbons,
pantry girl; Kate Crowley, chamber
maidffl Fernando Belltti, cook; Ricardo
Telesfernn, cook; Miss Megatta
Staurena, chambermaid; Miss Toma
gln chambermaid; Simon Meyers, em
ploye; Thomas Cannon, employe; Miss
Annie Daly, chambermaid; Miss Ellen
Dillon.chambermaid. Mary Carey.cham
bermaid, is missing.
Streams were kept playing on the
ruins all day. No attempt will be
made until to-morrow to search for
the bodies. The thick Are wall which
divided the main building from the ad
ditions was all that kept the flames
from sweeping the entire block.
M. and Mrs.Bradley Martin.daughter
and maid, were dining last night in
the smaller dining room in royal
style. Two liveried footmen stood by
and half a dozen waiters were attending
to the wants of the party. A man en
tered and whispered to one of the foot
men that the hotel was on fire. The
footman shouted fire and the servants
and the dinner party ihurriedly made
their escape. Mrs. Martin vainly im
plored the servants to reach her room
and secure her jewels, which were
valued at several thousand dollars.
The absence of electric bells or other
means of warning and arousing guests
was one of the bad features of the fire.
Had not a dozen cool headed politicians
run up stairs to warn the guests a num
ber of them must have perished. The
firemen were much Incensed at the scar
city of water. The rapidity with which
the fire spread almost surpassed belief.
The peculiar construction of the eleva-i"
tor shaft rendered it a mighty flue.
The fire authorities vainly remonstrated
against its construction. The loss on
the building is estimated at $150,000,
insurance $140,000; on furniture $65,000,
Insurance, $50,000. The rentals were in
sured for $26,000. Peiser & Mulfelde,
dealers in notions, occupying a store
in the annex, suffered a loss of $35,000
by fire and water; fully insured. Other
damage was done to "buildings in the
vicinity by the heat and flying timbers.
A commercial traveler, who had a
trunk of jewelry in his room, which he
said was valued at $50,000, offered half
the contents to anyone who would get
his belongings. John Donahue, John
Baken and J. W Lane succeeded in
getting the trunk and were handsomely
It is stated the New York Central
people are thinking of purchasing the
site on which to erect a great railway
miss coo van veat.
The Daughter of the Well Known Author
Dies of Apoplexy,
Cooperstown, N. Y., Dec. 31. Miss Su
san Fenlmore Cooper, daughter of
James Fenlmore Cooper, died of apo
pltxy this morning in her eighty-sec
She was the second daughter of James
Fenimore Cooper and acted as his sec
retary and amanuensls.'and would have
become his autobiographer had he not
positively forbidden it.
She was also an author of no moan
reputation. She also edited an English
work, "The Journal of a Naturalist," in
Her name will be remembered chiefly
in connection with the orphanage
which she founded at Cooperstown in
1873 and which has grown into a most
prosperous institution under her super
Has Their Entire Approval.
New York, Dec. 31. The committee
of seventy held a meeting to-day and
passed resolutions to the effect that
the bills concerning "public notice and
opportunity" and special laws relating
to such cities as New York, Brooklyn
and Buffalo and an act authorizing the
mayor of the city of New York to make
removals from public office in certain
cases has the entire approval of the
committee of seventy and that their
early passage by both branches of the
legislature is earnestly recommended.
Designs His Office.
New York, Dec. 31. W. S. Andrews,
commissioner of street cleaning, has
written to Colonel Strong, In which he
says: "I iiave to say to you that upon
your assuming the office of mayor I
shall tender you my resignation, to
take effect upon January 15, 1895."
Two Steamers Foundered.
Berlin, Dec. 31. It is regarded as cer
aj,n that the steamships Napoli of Ham
burg and Noordsee of Altona foundered
in the last storm. About twenty-five
men are supposed to have perished, ,
A VERY JiELIOHTFVL ENTERTAIN-.
The Full Dre Itehearsal Tjst Night Tho
Throngs Who Attend This Afternoon and
Evening Will be Delighted Features of
the Show. , !
Those who attend the "Klelne Kin
der Christmas Carnival," which is to ba '
given at the Hyperion this afternoon,
and evening under the direction of Mlsa
Justine Ingersoll, will have a treat un
equalled by any performance arranged
under her direction. Every detail has
been carefully looked after, and all
agree that Miss Ingersoll has selected
only the beat talent obtainable. Tha
full dress rehearsal took place last)
night at the Hyperion. The perform
ance of Miss Edith B'arr is something re
markable, and she promises fair to cov
er herself with glory. La Camella haa
left nothing to be desired in her dau.ee, v
and too much praise cannot be bestowed
on her graceful act.
'The Ballet of Plerrote's'1 is the flrsti
number on the program, and it is a
graceful selection which brings outj
many pretty young ladies. Those tak
ing part are: Edith Roy, Daisy Meyer,
Edan Craft. Lttoby Perrett, May Car
rota, Emma Well, Edna Joachlnson,
Clara Lichtenstein and Miss Edith Barr,
Tipton Slalb, the snake charmer, per
forms an act which attracts no little
attention, and his collection of the
different varieties is something surpris
ing. Baby Ruth in her song, "The Lily!
and the Rose," and her cute little danc
ing will captivate the audience on heu
first appearance. Miss Jean Coburn and!
Miss Edith Barr has an excellent op
portunity in the "Fleuretta," a i Dres
den china dance, to show somj very,
graceful steps. Robert Morgail will
surely win the hearts of the youniinpies
in 'his clown act, which Is rather ul,quo -j
d entitled "Silence and Fun." W
May Carrola does remarkably well :
taking the part of a bride in a "V'
ding March," giving her thoughts as
progresses In the march. ,
seven Is given to La Camell'a, whf
no Introduction. Diavolo in 'I c
Panky" tricks will mystify the
with some quaint tricks, putting, ,..'
for the time being the laws of J
and when he gets through onej
no more than toefore. "Teddy O'
bootblack," Is a part that Mis
Barr takes, and those who ha! '
her say it is excellent. Fred!
gives a "sailor horn-pipe" whl
for loud applause. "The FalryJ
by Miss Coburn and Edith JPjf M
wnlch is sure to please. al inef
other parts. Miss Rita Smith sings aj
sweet -little melody entitled, "A Board
ing Scho61's Delight," and acts her part
splendidly. t ' '
"The Highland Dance" will surely bg
a success, and the little ones are sure
to be at their best. "Christmas Bon
bons" is a pleasing flnisfh to the enter
tainment in which Hayden Cook repre
sents 1S94 and Baby Rtth 1895. ' ThosS
taking part in the march are: May Car-
rola, Edith Roy, Daisy Meyer. Jidna
Joachlnson, Emma Well, LIbby Kava?
nagh, Edna Craft, Clara LlchtensteinJ
Lolo Schappa, Fanny Hodgdon, Gerty;
Roy, May Donnelly, Hattie Loeb, Clio
Child, Edith Blydenburgh, Lillie Craft;
The entertainment Is sparkling wltli
fun and deserves the grand success
Which it will surely have.as it Is entlrei
ly original and is something that can
be enjoyed throughout. Much of tha
success of 'the stage setting is due tf
the efforts of George Miller, who has!
left nothing undone in order to have the
stage appear at its best.
Plants have been placed in a becom
ing manner, and the fountain with
the water darting from the statue is m
pretty sight. Numerous colored electi-iii
lights 'have been placed throughout thet
scenery, and the effect is very prettyj
There are a few seats left for the even
ing. ' . 1
TOBACCO MUST RE SOLD.
Condition of Connecticut Growers Desper
ate. Hartford, Dec. 31. The plan, of sellr
ing tobacco at auction in New York wl
probably be adopted by the growers
of Connecticut. The idea met with mucli
favor at the meeting in Windsor oti
Saturday afternoon. Many growers!
have three or four years' crops on hand
and the market is anything but llvelyj
Some think that the dealers are trying
to get them into a hole. The tariff agij
tation and the quantities of Sumatra,
imported have prevented any great
amount of sales. 1 ; .
Death of an Old Soldier at the State Prison
Hartford, Dec. 31. William G.. Benj
ham, a convict at. the state prison, die- ,
in the prison hospital at 6:30 o'clocl
last evening of dropsy. He was fifty-j
six years old, a bookbinder by trade,?;
and was sentenced at New Haven Julif
6, 1892, for three years for burglary i
He had been married, but was divorcee,
from his wife about twenty years ago..
They had two children! His wife vis-; j
ited him in prison during his illness, f 't
Benham was an old soldier. He en
listed at Waterbury in Company i- '.
Eighth regiment, Connecticut Volimf
teers, as a corporal, September 6, 1801J,
He was reduced to the ranks on ac4
count of Illness and was discharged forf
disability May 30, 1863. He had an ap
plication for pension pending.
During his Illness Benham requested
that he be given a soldier's funero
Warden Woodbridge interested V.
members of John M. Morris post'
66, G. A. R., of Wethersfleld, in
ham's request and he will be burl
members of the Grattd ArmxtP-ny':