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\\oa\3S3L __. N-^\j_--*?! CDfcSa _2*-_ZS-_=_*_-_bW TO'*-arte7 tibunc. yoi. lui.N?* 17,184. NEW-YORK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, I893.-TWELVE PAGES. PRICE THREE CENTS. AQUIDABAN LEAVES KIO. [JO MEET PEIXOTO'S WARSHIPS. ADMIRAL HELLO'S FLAGSHIP DAMAGED BX ? THt HARBOB FORTS. tTHE NEWS CONFIRMED AT WASHINGTON t3lspATCHr.-sRrcr.i-vr.ri TWOW vi\i*tfp. TncMr SON AXD CM-TAIN riCKlNO-THE HK.ZlL IAV MIMi-TI'It NOT AURMKl). Washington. Dee. L?Wotto of the er-cape of Ad? miral Hello I- nil! d Washington to-'lay in UM -feap. of a <jal>'.'* dispatch from Minister Thompson, at Rio, as (oUoflra: "A'lmiral Mello left the bay this -norning on thc* Aqotdabaa, going aouth." Probably th" hit-h tariff on cable fee?QM from Brazil caus'-'l Ihe Minister t > confine his news to this *Besgre statement, so the officials here are In Igno? rance of the rc i- ms for the rebel admiral's departure and thc st. ength ?l UM naval force he left behind him. It te surmised, however, that fee has taken his flagship t -ward Desterro to join forces with the revo* liiti'.nists in lhal neighborhood, leaving the j.i.rtial sU-ge of Kio to be prosecuted Ly the vessels remain ins in thal port. A supposition has ben entertained here that tho admlr.il when he left Kio would steam north with the Intention of meeting the Ktgtfeeroy. it was thought prohafele in that caae that the light, unarmored cruiser would fall au eaaj prey lo the kron -lad With hei heavy rifled guns. But the (feet that Hello has goos south gives color to the atom that I.':- vessel Ifl .u bad condition and unfit to toto with the Beet cruiser, lt ia probable ?too that the hull or the warship ts bo foul from long expofl ;ia- to the tropical watera ol Kio Bay that the commander baa lound ii aboolutel) n?-? Bary to 50 to some saf. place, Where her buttom nity bo eli Men.. . further movement! of ti.' Aquld* abnn ar?- the objecl ol creal solicitude In official circles ben | led thal wll n Bhe next a-, srs In pori thi n ireal '.'i:,t' 1 Statis Clploma tlc or consular officcT will prompU) report tbe fact The Nary Dtp ten n ri celvi -1 ? cable tate king. In command of tl 1 at Kio, confli minc the PD ,-n mr Bouncing the depart ui harbor of the to* e irgent admiral. Thc ti n ol the dispatch was not riven out, bul i' . : thal lt c nothing un ? ? indltlon ..f nff.-ilrs at Um caph Bi islllan 1: publl -. The De partm. 11; a arever, advt* I ol the depart* uro of ;. British warship on the beela of lhe A quid i 1. ;? hai . lons to < 'aptaln Picking con. rnln# tils huies In the matter. Cap? tain i m tl li arv .,f the Nav) h tl il lenee, and he alli i? left I A ms tc him best. If I 'i ry, he may send on ? if bl iftei thc rebel admiral, but hf h:i nol been ord r ?: to -lu ? .. .Uti. fl nure of Mi ll" from tl .ii- 1 tier ol con li cture In ll 1 . na* ri offl. era 'i.. not think t'...: .' '..i nee larlly at' nded with hard 1 I forl ' i ta- mouth of the bay of Rio, vhlch i al thal j."i..t a mlle wida are c., each ulde .rf Uk channel. Naval offii -rs say it would not 1 1 steam pas) thi.-. forts Wlthoui Injury, the chane that she would 1. seriously ci ppled by a shot fi m the fort.- b. li -. small. Thi departure of the Aquldaban has 1 -i-'-l for by officers who have been stu : If Adi ivr.i M llo I I in escaping, the fa.-t ;- noi known ai n h. ?? Mini ', pats-: ' Foreign 1 >:!i ie, r>ut none came I -i..v. He thinks so Important ? iil.-r. ol n ? tito's <?*?.-,i|,.- would certainly hi..- been coi ted lo him. a.- he haa heard nothing, h'- doubt ,?*. - - ol lhe report. .ienhoi' Mendonca I dlevi "' Mi lo did sci oul "i the harbor ll aaa his flagship Aquldaban The Aquldab n i.r ;. pSwerfu! Ironclad of I.SOO tohfl dtapU :.. r.i an I i rilli a. Ph.- i- in mon u k - a:.-.l-l' i condition, and she must, to the Minister's opinion havi taken a gr.-.a risk tn passim ' ???' two lort! which guard the em: hai .. -r. Minister Mendonca ls not alarmed for the safety of th.* two steam* ? Aim rica an I Nictheroy, which are n.nv on the way from New-York to -i'i ihe Petxoto Oovernment i:..!!i vessel . the Minister says, could sully run away from thi Aquldaban, which is a slow ship. He thlnki that the rebel flagship, if Bhe really is on the ocean, will i robably put in at Kunu* of tho large cities on th.- coast, where ii.?* friends of ths insurgents may furnish (Ood ani supppllei I.. 1!.' crew. He does not be lieve t,hat the rebel admiral will bombard these dtlea ? he would gain nothing by such a course an-i only anni-- thi- enmity of tin* Inbabltanta Senhor Mendonca wai saki i what hi Uiought of [Admiral si mton'? statement that the Brazilians were not a lighting peo .le. il. replied t!ia> be bad nothing to say ?,n tl;.- subject, but added that a food m..nv Braxlllana hr"! dtod In the service of their country, a fact which Spoke for Itself. ADMIRAL STANTON WAITING FOR ORDT'RS. Washington, Dec. 1.?Admlrul Stanton, late in Command of the I'nlt'-d States squadron In Brazilian wat.ru, han made known his return to the Navy Department. <\>n.Hering the rather pw nillir BtatVfl of the Admiral, who was relieved from his com? mand beiau-c of his recognition of IfellO, tho ''" belllous Ilrazilian gara] commander, lt might bl supposed that he would avail hlmvlf ..f the oppor? tunity afforded by hla communication tu say .-? >m. thlntf in the nature of ..ti .-iii:.".'Hon But as fl matter af fnu. the a dmlrali letters, of whin. , then* are two. ar.- modell of brevity, ro short, In rffed, as to convey perhapfl ol wounded olgnlty. in his Orsl utter the Admiral reports hi* arrival at New-Vork. lr. conformity With the re Quirem-nta of the naval regulation; In th. 1'" ahnpli in New-London, Conn. Technically, the Admiral ls ..n walting or flers, and probabl) he trill remain .,t his h Ntw-Londou until he receives further orders from the Secretory of the Navy. The Admiral un edly has enlisted Ihe sympathy of a nunn. 1 ol 'his brother ofllcers, bul it ls difficult to s.. h. w the Secretary could have pursued .1 different course In view of the fact that the Admiral'* conduct In tba matter of saluting Mello, although correspond , lng to that of oilier foreign naval officers at RI >, iw-s made the subj.-et of a special remonstrance by the Rraz'.llan Oovernment. ,- WAR MUNITIONS FOR PT.iy-.TO. 1 Providence, R. I., Dec. L?Charlei l; Pilot, of New-York. Knited States agent of tbs I tr.iy.il ni .1 Governm nt, waa In this city .11 "rVedn Bd*y for the purpose of attending a meeting of thi direct tb of the United Stales Rubber Company, cf which fee ls secretary. While here he visited the works WC Thomas Phillips & Co., where pneumatic nun ifeeatoctllea are being made, and also the factory sf tha Botqfefciaa Ordnanc* Companjr. whom tht HER EFTECTIVK Kl UK KN RK.PLV. WHILE STEAM !l INO OUT OP THE POr.T-AN* ABMKD MFR CIMXTMAN HEP. tONsoilT-HKXlKVK.l) I i.f. iBEKIira TUT. NICTHE r.OY AND AMKRICA. ? London. Doe. 1.?A dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company from Rio Janeiro says that the Insurgent Admiral Mello has finally sue. reeded In forcing a passago past tho forts guard? ing the entrance of the hay of Rio Janeiro, and that his flagship the Aquldaban ls now "ii the high sens. The passage wns n<>t effected until some desperate fighting had boon done. The entrance is guarded by Port Sao Joao and a orator battery on the strip ?.f lund extending northeast from tho Sugar Loaf, Fort La ge, Fort Santa Cruz and Port PICO, Advices from another source say that when the Aquldaban was seen approai bing the forts p heavy lire was directed against ber. She re? plied briskly, and the netti was kepi op until ! phe had run past the forts and was out of I Tange. It was se-n thal some of the shots from j the forts took effect, and it ls Ih Meved that the Aquidaban sustained considerable damage. The Government forcea particularly tho troops man? ning the water battery, suffered severely from the effects Of th..- rapid-tire guns "ii board the warship. Much dte rna ge lo said to have been done to the forts by the big guns of the Aqulda? ban, whi.-h appear t". have been well served. The Government forces generally suffered se? verely. After the Aquldaban was out of range she stood away f.>r the smith. It ls conjectured at Rio Janeiro that she will effect repairs as rap? idly as possible al sea, and cruise in the vi? cinity of Cape St. Roque to Intercept the Nic? theroy and the America, the Improvised warships now on th'ir way from New-York to reinforce President Pelxoto. The Aquldaban was accompanied by an armed merchantman. The Krit'.sh commander aent th<* British warship Keagie after them to ascertain the course which they took. -a, ?? MELLO SAILS SOUTHWARD. with . ther.on ; bui1.' s" ***** orters wen- placed th* Work. onr"r"- Mr mm merely looking ,*,. ii rt i n 'ncjdent of hli visit I thal he ? ' :' : ' ?*-? afternoon, and atated Baturd v !"' "l'!v "r>-" "n tfew-York on ? >.- The works of the Hot. ikls. Ol was a_B , :,r; ,"",n;n-- on ordtnan time n a Brirtih.* " ,t,nKs and lin,. . w ru r,,'s''-',n N"'''"-"> and .m ri, ? P r .' r,,' , ' ! ,??"??>?'?? Phillip, .v Co. hav- been _nn!VP5i f'y :,r''1 ?'^'x fOT -?n>? '??- on a large ex.,.' ! i ,f;'r I''1, """'''? 0?n proji tl ea. lt is not March. contract will be ? ..i.i before RUMORED ASSASSINATION OF PEIXOTO. THK BftRIBH 0OVERNXE-7T HA-- HEARD N'.TH 1*-. OP IT. London, ii.-c. l?Ia the House of Commons tab evening a member said he ba I hi ii I .. report I I Presidenl Pelxoto, <.f brazil had been sssasslnated, and asked if the Oovernmenl had any roch Infor mation. Slr Edward Qrey. Parliamentary Secre? tary ol the Foreign Office, replied thal the Govern? ment had received no word concerning any at tempt np.,:i Peixoto's life. THK DESTROYER Tn HAVE ANOTHER TRIAL The Destroyer wUl go oul f'.r another trial trip to-day, sin- w.is t.i h.tve gone out yeaterday, but the thick weather prevented. The Bantult, which it ls sai.i lins been chartered to low the Destroyei to BrasU, formerly belonged to the Atlas Line, and W|S ons "i" the pioneer vessels of the line. The yarrow torpedo boat win be taken down on the deck <.f tn. Bantult. Charlea K. Film had n .1 turned from Providence yesterday afternoon, but was expected back later in the dav. Thi reporl that President Pelxoto hs I been i waa received with incredulity In tl day, Cable dispatches from Rio de Janeiro made no mention ot any luch occult CAUGHT OX A TRESTLE AXD KILLED. AN ELECTRIC C\i; DASHES ivt'o .\ TH A If RS GIVIXI. PARTY OP '1 il..ii El N East Liverpool, Ohio, I>?*.*. i. Thirteen people returning from s Thankagivlng party were by an electric street-car on a trestle one mile ea I of thc city at l o'clock this morning. The I is RO feet hmg and at: '????. tr, tw. my-liv- reel high The motorman Bighted the group as he row curve forty feel away, coming di wu ;i Stl-i p ur,. 1. All those on the trestle Jumped to the pound with the exception >.f Mrs. Milton Harsha. who wai knocked down and her head cruched. She ?? Btantly killed, li r i.r band was walking behind her carrying a two-months-old child H. lumped with the baby, which escaped uni inned I received a !?.. i . m on the head, and I fruin concussion of the brain. Laura Martin was struck while jumping from the lr. ile, twenty f?-"t. Her head waa badly cut, and juries are serious Her sister Della .i mped si ed Internal Injuries which mas prov. Aaron Moore Buatalned cuts aboul tne fae hj jumping against the trestle timbers Cl (.archer had his hip dislocated, ankle si ralni wan cul about th" face. James Cunningham re? ceived Bligh! internal dnjurlea. The othei ?? "f the party escaped with flevere bruli 'i'i-. ? young women Jumped eightei i. feel and ?? unhurt The ralli were slippery, ind the mot man say? he was unable la stop thi car Mr. nnd Mrs. Harsha had I'.-.-ii married fifteen months. She was not y.-t twenty years "ld. AXOTHER COVClll.IX .ICHOR ACCUSED. oxf. or thk rnnt-FciToits s.vm t*> t?\\*f. ni :t*\ OFFKRKD nio.ooo to WI 1 iiihiaw. Chicago, Dec. 1.?Another delay ls to bs placed to the discredit of ths Coughlb. casa When ihe prisoner was brought into court thia morning appli? cation was tliade on behalf of Ile- Slate for lie appointment of three special I di mon ? new venire to till the vacancies caused on i l.v the dismissal of Oates and Wilson. Thi seceded i". and it.- ten membera of in-- Jun then returned lo iiuir quarters al thi Ri ? until to-morrow morning After ths Jurors hud withdrawn. Mr Wing, otana ll for the defence, miked the attention of the court nod mada ?? meet tO the effect that Frank C '??? aocepted jurors, had not answered truly lo the questions jut to him wh'.ie under sxamli From tho stenographer's transcript ll ??? that Ream had stated that be was In Toledo al th. time of th" first trial, and 'ha; I.!*- only * edge of the case was tn the crude, condensed I port- printed in the n'rs counsel said, on the OthST hr.nd. Iliat .' to proof thal Ri am was in tala ? referred t". and he made ? formal motion that li<* b dlsml 'l from lhe , ? rom The request ?n> taken under advisement b . 'ourt. li was Whispered abOUl the court that one of th. men prominent In iii ? ,-r '?-??< lion 110.000 last Wednesday if he would coi conduct lhe case lhal i '"??_ lin w iul.1 i. The ni fario i > have 1 by n man holding a reaponfllble position ..i lb. . mploy of the etty, When th pr ?p tli full exposure of thia sttempi at bribery will b made, li is probable lhal before long r. whose narai la known, i"it la wlihh the ri qu. I "i lhe i roflec it" tahen Into cuatody charged with having pa tlelpal -i In th. nun jer or Dr. < 't< i.n. He fa Bald to hav. le ? n the man who clo I the door ol the Carlson col tag< behind the unfortunate physician. TELEOSAPHIC ROTES Kingston. N" v., Dec. L Wsshlngton E. Conn ir the New-York broker, iras present! I ? fi ; --i.it llbrary "f SOO volumes to the Methodist ''burch n Tanner! vllb Orei ne ? lounty. Mr. ? ins summ.-rs at Onteora Park, near i. Binghamton, N. *>'. Dec I ?'?? ?? T P twenty-three, a nephew of Rufus T Peck, ol land, waa Instantly killed by lhe overturning >>f Ma carriage al Solon, Cortland County, W day night. Hi.- neck w;.s broken In iv... pla Olouceater, Mars.. Dec, l. -The scho nei uni W \, t_r, of fortland. Me., New-York, for Bosl. coal-laden, wenl ashore last night Insldi ol ? ern Point. Several unsuccessful attempts have been made tO haul le-r off. Helena Mont, Dec i Miks Alfred' rut.m. ? cowboy, flhol and killed Jim Pym, an ex-soldler, then a restauranl cook, whoworeami ? him by i 'ongresa for bra*. ? ry In ? ? I Cuater'a famous fight on Ihe Little lir:- Horn, In is:'-, pym struck Tllton and waa then flhol Tllton escaped, Paducah, Kv. !?'-<?. L?The steamer Clyde, of the Paducah and T. nm Rivi r Pa< ket Coi pany waa sunk at Rockpori Bar by striking den obstruction y. lerday morning. The Clyde a mv.- boat, valued al ?? l>.nv.r. Cot, Dec i. 'i'h" atm townsite al tie aold dlacoverlefl near Hartael Station haa been named Balfour, in honor ol the Bngllah chum . . u of bimetallism. The town my is I | iti Used si $100,000. A board ol dlrei ton elected yesterday. The townsite ls ti:- only pat? ented land within miles ol tha gold Reids. New-London, -'onn.. Dec. 1 The trial of lhi cruiser Marblehead will take pine- here Tuesday Th, Marblebead ls now at New-York, whene. sh.- will -all for New-London Saturday Tl.r?*e for the teal is the same aa th I rhlch lhe De? troit, ('astin'- and M ichiss demonstrated their Denlsoa Tex., Dec 1.?"Dick" Edward, wi.n thi n'Kin of May 17, ive In Lhlfl city, kl'- '? Mr.* Hattie Hayn. lana Hawley, Maude Kn imci Rose Sti -var., a m to-day sent' need I - ywiri I*, n?. pi nib ntlary. li" a i tried an i con Vi.-*.d only on lhe charge of k;iii:;k' Mi liit'i Haynea, the evidence being purely drouin RC WT TM nBSBBBOABrA TRIAL Chicago, Dee. 1.?'Pstrleh Bugeng; Joseph Pr oder Kasts cass wa*1 to-dfljr placed on Judge Brentano'i r ri. xi Monday. Eft th sids -? ready, and th. matter ol retting a lury to try the murder i ol thi lats Mriv- Han:.--i'i will i. ph prompt pi o'clock M inday morning. It la expected thal t.-n d rs or two sreek i -nil i>. curing the lutx The evldcn e, whlcl -viii larg ly In expert testlm >ny i - Pr, tal condition, will be submitted ir. ii week time, it is thought tSSTBHTtSB Till: CSSTSAL'g SXBtSTT. Watertown, K. v.. Dec. i. -rive thousand fn . bm to Watertown lo-day, sad si man* mot dents of ths i rltj of admin thi moa! promlneni was Governor Plower, etna I . thc Knglish snd American exhibition trains and locom which were shown '"'r" on their na World's Fair to New-York City Then ? hun? dred. ..f people lu ii!"' waltlns patlentlv rn entrance to each of lbs trains all dai in order t" ! iss through r d ' Inspect th. m. Ths trains lefl here to-night for I'ti.ii rr WARTS WttRBBBBS OT TRB ?? IBS AV LT.* Th'ii' Ifl un i.i'Jtry man somewhere in N W Vor! :nd b" .'...verti-'ed jreeterday f .:? ir l messes to whsi he cu'leil an "m-*c?u|!'* in the Broadway C lot-l i :i Thankagivlng Day. At ti.e hotel VOBO r ? lav lt ".us said that th- Irate v.-.;- WB, <;.,,?? ,., lng In th* reading-room on Thor-dnv morning, an when uroiised by th** beau perter, became abusive Then h- wns put out The managers of the hote: said they were resolved that non. but th-'r guests should occupy the reading and W-tUng-rooms, and the turning out of the Bleeper waa only the first fruits of their decUlon to eject all loungera. ONE ROUTE ADOPTED. i:\rili TRANSIT <"o'I.M is -IOXERS AGBEE 0* A WESTSIDE LINK. IT WTT.T. !T. A TEAR II! POKE TUT PRANCHIBE Can BE OFFERED POR PALS ABB Till. UNDERGROUND PLAK U WOT MUT hit BT Tin: PBOI o-i'.n ELEVATED svsii \; There la no Institution on saith, probably, whleh means to impress ns ko..i Intentions on the public so fi rdbly as does thc Rapid Tranatl Commission, lt seems to be willing to go under? ground or in the air In order i" accomplish the objecl for which ll was created. Bul paper routes, unfortunately, require a golden basti sven io enable their originators to slnh the Bra! hole in the ground or t" erect tbe Hrs! pair of stilts iii the air. There is Bomethlng Uk" hero? ism in the appearance of Chairman William Steinway at these regular biweekly meetings of the Commission. Crippled arith rheumatlern, with bis naturally strong Teutonic flgure ::i!"d by the ii i id ol disease, and the operations of the silent Influences of doi grief apparent, he comes fora ird ss one anxious to do something for the common good, yel re? vealing iu lur- troubled cnuntenan.,1 thal he does not, frm tl .mph slty of the Ituatlnn, reall ki rn hot lo di it. Tbs > lomi-li loni ? pi ent .. ? ter l iy were Mr. Steinway, Mr. Inman, Mr, Bushe ami Mr. Porter. For an hour oi a little i lhe B mid Mean** iii!'- an expectant and a ixloua crow I waited In lhe audlen _ i ?< >in I .li. I;, SOLI i i 'Ns IN DETAIL Shortly after il o'clock Mr. Inman apps and took hi ? ? al ai I ne lo lg tal le. He was wed by Mr ler i nd Mi '?? abe. Th ? ? a ne Mi. Rtelnwuy, in tbe . lng hai da of ..: tendants, and when hs had been carefully : pate ll public meeting of the Com? mission to order, and Mr, Bushe read the toilo-v Ing ri ?' nu rn : I: lived. Thal this board herein* approves of a plan !? in -...??? I . al ? ' ' . ?' ? i < i ni .a tie ti set ? and . - la. Com ry Place al ur user IVi il si . ? to Wt it Kleventh-st . thence alon \.- I Kl. enth-fl to Seventh-ave., th- ii. ? ive. rn I*ortv-flftr*-*t . th>-i.< ? ? m b?u leva rd to < me-hun ir. i and Bevenl I ence along the Klngsbrldge road lo Its ii Hoi with Tenth-ape- n,-1?r Two hundn i . *b.-t,'- ? acr i -a tt Harlem Uiver Hhlp i I .-; tan I?'i\ vii Cr. <??? -a-i lin* "t I "roadway; thence bs Broadway, *?-*ar ?i ... 'th Iheni ?? alons the Ure of Uro.ul-. ? limits Also a line coi i C ntre-st nt or n-*nr Tr,on Row rum ? ll. nee along C mi- ?>! to . ? ,: |.||. I* Wk*I md L'l ? . Place to aiong Po ii le> r.Ui-st. i" Sev? en '. . ve., and ? .nnectlng with th*> struct ure at ? R ..? I, Tb it the i"-n?ri_l plan sf i-onctruetlen ? . Wo .stet ? Pniversiu Place aa i ? ? nih-st. bbi'll bs with :*-.<> trurk- upon th san..- i That In 1 e and along ItTest-st., West Breads and tho H ? i to On ' .r.di ed -irv! thin, il'th Bt. the Hon and Kti ? illway sh til mil of the i iv lng "f four ti.<? ? .m.- levi l whet three tracks nhill '??? laid at th* timi of ronstru lion, and from One-hui lred*and*thirty*tlf*h*at lo tb- elty limit Ihci 'ia txx-x ll lhere -hall h-* not loos thnn t r.- shrill b? of BUrTioleat ? ? y to permit of Ihe running -.f Uv.?-.-ai trains | hour l^*tw..n nations, and that the niot.v. power il il I M it, - i..wer pol r<-<]_lrin_ < ombui linn upon i Ihe frenchies to ..instruct and . '. 'f --.ll raitt ..il as r.m- alon* . >' ,?!,..,i, i ? t to tin i ,.[ .-rate tb*- In l.-rirroind fore i .11 ont by thia commit S ? rv other r.uli ... 1 ? - " ? ' i . . ? und i aray and Boulevard bj this or any othei .".'?: i -. board . ? i- |.; .11 ..r .. . ? ? ' ii lion in fin-ill* ion to tne < 'om arith the provisions nf the II I act ol January 31, MM, and the thereto, li * 11 iii '.' 1R1 '? POB oliTAlvi v.. .' ij gi vt* Wh.": ? -.,,. resolution had been read Mr. in? man ntsnted i > l w when ths fran hla could ' Up at au lion. Mr. Bushe replied that he did not beUevi lt could !"? di ii" in lei 'li ni "ir" ye ir. Mr Bi inway sni-l ihat of course Ihe consent nv refusal of property-owners must !..? obtained Where there were refusals the cases must go i."i-t. and thai would Involve time. il ? was opp.lion li might take .. v' ..i n ordei to gi I tie- pian into op 'ration toward completion The chairman of the com I, bj some ol ii: i- marks, Inn Is advai!' ed for the nt of tl ? ii ! that if to-day, ..r at an ? tin ?? responsible canltallnts 11 ? i 'hes, ;i'"l not ? i by agi ;iis or brokers, should come forward and give i" the ii ? ai neel "f t heir pur-. i he bise for the underground system could bi ?i upon i.i and easy terms. Mr. Stein* way did not he Hate lo say that the commis? sion waa practically in favor of tbe underground route. a vote ws till . ii .ai the resolutions, and Ihey were unaiilmou : Mr. Inman pre i Ihe i ? on. in thc judgi i< . i of the . airman, Ihe fi tm hlse could I."? i I for s.'il", and when as ured that all could be accomplished tvl bin ii year, the unanimous a.i- rei "id- d. Ul MK'! '.'er Ill I.I v. Miofjr. The ? med to please Lawson ft. Puller, who. as usual, wah pn .n. h. fact, lhere was a general rubblm f hai ls, if n it ..f noses, when :he ?<? lion i? -I was fully understood, if lt was fully undi ; il.i Th.- resolution effecting this result was lhe one nert to the la !. reserving the right i" i instruct and oper? ate the nini--!',:!' und or any other railroad on iii.- rout.- adopt" I. This resolution, possessing such a fountain of hope for all pi ? I the several ij I talked about, caused ;. prevalence of extraor ? i ' I- al and blandest and ? d evl lenee ? f the blessedness ol perfect results s -hleved existed in the fact thal Lawson N. Pullet nra pli as. I. The n.-xt regular meeting of the commission will l?' held on Tu - - ? . I ?? ? nhei ??. Ii ls on p ?? : th ii Hi. :i i'i- .ti ..-III offer . scheme for tbe development "f rapid transit fai UlUes "ti the Bast Side. ABOTBBS BASS W SSC SSS tXMCTBB. Indianapolis, i>'-.-. l (Special) Tie- PederalOrand .liny baa added an ex-Conim imaa snd capitalist, it. !!. P. Pierce, t" the Ubi of those Indicted f"i complicity in wrecking ihe ir. Hm . National ii.mk. of which Ti:.o.i..re !? Haughey waa nresi o.-ni. The charge ? affidavits in ? i.it.-m.ms oi ih-- - .r.i-'--11 : ? : . if ths VI nth (Ti ? :? i Hauti I ct .1 CBAST WOBAX'B UBABBASLS TBAt ,-i KcG wa thli ty ????en years "ld. of No ' i "? lb-Vile ii .--ii. m. rei .nu fiom In - ? | -s. H, (lowan was foi . iui md had i itlng ? family ns med Jcrotcman, on tfc< loor of Nc IE ? I Thlrtjr-fbui th-si Mi nan ? ant best ad fell oui nt tbs p In nol run at i i told thi i ollceman who rance that all th- white peoplfl _ _ ^_ BEPOBtA OT FldliTlSG ex reliable. ,?.,,,.,, COL, P ? :- ?? Btral MeOooh te-dap re a, d| patch ."nm Lieutenant Jlrown. com .n li.ts nvii tr?'":?"' '' ' avr.lry on the border, -vho ???ted that be **aa learn of no batt Ifl In Mexico, and h>* d i<*fl not think much depend -nee caa bi I u ,. n .torie* of serious confllcta with I M ??-., m troops. II*" reports that the Tomoohlo .'?ji.,,? hnve been scattered Into the mountains li^ will cause no further trouble. downfall of a big house, ALL", STFIN & CO., DIFORTEB. OF HIDES. IN A RECEIVER'S HANDS. ONT. OF T1TF. L-.1U.f-_T Fl P.MS I-f IT- I.IN'T* IS Tin: world DRAGGED DOWS nv THE BOT I'F.N.SMN OP A LONDON- BOURE LI A* ?ILITIES CTWABB of SI.000,000. with i.a il';i' IMET9. The boose ot Abe. Blain & Co., importers nf goatsklna, hides, etc., ;it Ko. '.c Gold-et, tana placed In th" hands Ot 9 re.-elver yesterday. Tho luui.-e ls one of the largest In Its line in the world, doing a business ol I5.000.00fl a year. Tha receivership eras precipitated, it is de? clared, by the sudden and unexpected suspension of the London house of Jacob stein & Ca, through whl.h tli" New-York linn did its blisl nesa Atoe. Bteln, the sentoi partner, who ls now in London, telegraphed thal Information, ii!id also that draft** for S lari:" am..'int hnd gone to protest. The liabilities of Abe. Bl dn \- Co. are pis *d ni fl,.,000, with larg ? assets, the exact amount ol which c mn l I ? de? termined al present. The Hrm had branches in manv foreign ? i.ui.tries, and the effect " the failure is expected to h.- far-reaching. i.avid WM... ol the ii B. Claflin Company, has been appointed by Judge Bookataver, of thi Couti "f Common Pleas, receiver for the Brm, H" aras n luired to five a bond of 150,* iMMi. The proceedings were brought by w. ll. Ellldreth, s member of the Brm, for s dissolu? tion "i partnership, , ie Brm ls s apei lal copartnership, com? posed "! Ah". Bteln and William II. Hildretti. . i partners; Isaac P. T. Bdmanda of Bos? ton, and Bdarin s. Barrett, of Concord, spacial for 180.000 ea. h. The latter taro are In business In Boston under iii" style of Edmands \ Barrett, wholesale dealei i In foreign skins. Bradstreet*! reports say thal Abraham Bteln began the bualnesa aboul twenty years ago, and formed the Brm of Ai-". Stein A Co. In IMS, composed of himself add Samuel T. Preston ns general partners, and Edmands and Barrett special partners for (12,600 each. This amount was subsequently Increased, until it ls now $:.0,i ".i eii.h Mr. Preston retired from the tlrm in UM, and Mr. Hlldreth t,.>k his place as i;en erni partner. The partnerahlp has been re? newed several times, and "ii July l. 1892, lt wa. renewed for two years. Bradstreet's .hurled the linn's credit rating one degree. in January laal ii..- Arm's statement showed I sts of ahout 11,004,000 url liabilities of MM. 000 (if the liabilities, W9,.were billa payable uni open accounta The assets ? ??- I ted prin? cipally of merchandise and Mila and accounta receivable. Th>- business of the Brm during the lal ii. ii ? string1 ney was somewhat contracted, but the houae eras able to meat uii Its obllga* tiona ut maturity. ht aw basan nv OTHER rui.rprs in th** application for the receiver it wm stated thal the Brm waa Insolvent, timi th.* con? cern had sustained beavj losses i>>- fallui $:i.s.ooo by John .1. McConnell and M0.0M by Charlea Illlngsurorth, both of Philadelphia bankers had curtailed credit* and that drafts t" ile- aitioiui! .-! ?>?? ? n h.id matu, d in l.onion and could nol be paid. It was also enid ihat the Bi m had tx en comix Iii -I sustain a number of "ilvr linns by Indorsing ? h. ir commercial paper to be discounted by the banka. lt Wag further said that Al. S'-in had telegraphed from BagUuid lhal a large number of drafts held by paittes who have dis. ..tinted them, drawn by the linn nnd lt** bea "ti Jacob Stein a Co., ot London, had matured and could nol be paid Tif tlrm occupies g large building at No M ie id st a large number of i lerfcs were al w.>rk there all da) yesterdaj Thi clerk said that none nf the partners were In town, Mr. Hlldreth I k. tu Boston, but that he would ? .i'n i Horwita <- ITershfleld. nt'..rn'*y-i for Mr. Hil ?aid i hal l he ap olnl ..? ni of ? i % i.-l\-,-r for Abe Stein ?? Ci was eua i b* ll ire ol the h igh whl 'h they did their London buslm sj Ja ob stein ,v <'? ? which waa entirely unexps ted, und whloh was not yet understood. iv.n;; .ED DR MTS WEST TO PROTEST Drifts which had mai ired i ji Lond in, of up mja.r0 ot 1100,000, and for which the Sew-York nini had made i funds, wera allowed to go to protest on Thunda) this half! i the v a -V - : :. m I i api '?- I ? nt for a receive! n n ler to prote I creditors, the partnership being a ?v"".*i on... ll <d ll ii"t I- ??:! len failure of J.ie.di Bteln a.- Co., which I en Irelj Inexplicable to the attorn, ys, the Brm hei ? would probably have been able to go on. The ?> Hon In bualnesa ba i resulted In the firm having i" carry a lan il if merch . which h i I helped to complli u ? land lag this, and losses I i - recla H m, iii-- in in did ii"t lu,v?? i . . *le _x ?. i' d n lu the late flnanclal db leh Ia tying ii gr ial deal a hen thi uni of bualnesa the Bi m nans., ted I si-:-. I Han its B Hershfleld fu lld thal the f"nii did s business of ov?*r DOO uni There rue bram bea nil over I h< a i ld. In Eng land. Germany, Bussia, Arabia, Ada. Australia, i Ihina and Routh Amei lea Th ? llabllitl about 11,000,000 in round - greater part "f which la due I i I ink.i 'i.i bankera in Kurope, I' ls Impoa Ible ni i r< - -n' to *4iv<? an ?sitniai ? of il." ass.-is. bul ;i li known that Uiev ;ire large. The entire pi i rt) of iii" Brm . , inn.- in!o the h..md., of the recelvei with? out preferences, Mr. Bteln wenl to Eurone .ii..au three montha ago In the regular <.rae of business, aa li" does i vi i \ ?? ?. r. nnd li" would Lond. n .;i once lo i i hei to take personal rharge "f the adjusitnenl ol il. Arm's . ".mi . Til. attomeyi i'm l In all prob? ability the Brm would be able to adjust Ita affairs nnd go on In bm The news of the r< celverahlp caused great sor iu i e in Iradi circles ind n ng ile banka and bankers who had business relatlona with thc ti:iii. DRAGGED DOWN BT vi" STEIN \ co. I III. BOST05 M I'M I ' 1 "???; KS - '. BARRETT MAKES KU Kt -.IN Ul \ I'. Boston, 11 ? l (Bpe lal) \:i attempt on the peri "f the leather flrn ol Edmands a. Barrett, t High and Congr tu., to "any a badly shattered Brm seemi tn have tx >n the cause ..f their it'.int; i" the >\ :ii yesterday. The assign? ment araa made known upon the stree! late yesterday afternoon, and created g itmni deal of surprise. Th.- failure ls the dlrecl result ..f the failure In New-Tork of the Brm of Abe. teln d Co., bul ll ls Impossible to "Main even an .-st imi.t" "f the debts or assets of Edmandi a. Tl ? ' i ed by the latter house ar" Oeorge A Alu. p. "f N" 100 Devonshlre-et., nd I '? itello C Conv. -?-. nf \ ? Ml Common realtb-ave Both ol - i i to-night, but n fu lutely to make a n estimate of the aaa oi liabilities, declaring thal they knew nothing of itv- bualnesa of the Bi tv. and wai tot even creditoi -. Bdmanda I Berrett carried "ti an eaten* ?ive trade In Boston In goatskins and leather. The Brm was al way fl rt ??? :/. i aa ? conserva? tive ?. and ".vas rated high In consequence. Aboul two years at:" th- two members be< spe .ai partners of stein k- Co., New-Tork, and pul in 1100,000. The New-Tork houae was then malting money rapidly, and contd tied to do so ap t.. a short tim" ago. it lg said thal for the i'i si sis months of this year ths profit ac . iinn ? ti i ':i i ? . ii., ra of tbe Brm amounted to more thun MM,t00, They did n ? draw lhi.-. -um out. At the tl:*!, of tba | during Lha i?-'. sun ni Itela S C ? h< ix '? bwdaaad with r>'-.t?ikins. it in stated on <?"">i iitith"*-ity t 't ih"re was Sl.fW.!)'':! Worth Of thin claag ,***-,, |i ii, the Ann's Warehouse, iii New-York. They ...ubi not ba dlgprOgSlI of at any price, conee.-uently the ll rm k >t Into a tight place be -nusc of the lad* of ready monev, ?-iui tuen revetaei ?et lb. They v*,ere forced to borrow largs sums et money, and in ? rd**r tn do so were compelled to appeal to Ed? mands & Barrett to indorse the Arm's paper. This tli. y did to a heavy er.tent. They did not, li-..v. ver, doubt the soli Hty of Stein & Co. It la said that as late i il Wednesday winiam Hlldreth, the leading spirit "f the concern, as? sured Mr. Bdman la thal th.* firm was in na dani,'"" whatever. Mr. Bdmanda was fully set rn -ase by tli.- assurances, despite the rumors which had been beard aa to the condition of Bteln & Co. yesterday .Mr. Bdmanda received a .-able dispatch from Alie. ?Stein, who is In London, announcing that drafts to the amount of C1.0M had boen proteated there. This was what precipitated the failure, and there was ii...liing for Bdmands & Barratt to do but to go with them. Mr. Edmands has always b<*en considered Ol.f the substantial business nun of Boston. lt was said that he v.as worth 9360,160 three V- rs ag ? He is a director In the Lincoln and Bunker inn National banka, and lives in a handsome houae al No. SM Commonwealth* ave. Mr, Barrett lives ..' Concord. ii.ili liv- Lincoln and Hunker Rill banks hold paper of Bdmands A Barrett, but lt is for a small amount, and is fully covered, except in two or three Instancee, by collateral. Neither i'.ink will lose anything by the failure. Tom '' ton linns had dealings with Abe. Stein A Ca STORY OF TUE LOST HUNTERS. THE CARUN I'AI.TY REACH CIVILIZATION* AGAIN. NARRATIVE OF THEIR PERILOUS JOITlUnET FROM THE MOUNTAINS THE CO t I.l it TO DIE OR THE wav -it U'l iv; DOWR THE CLEARWATER RIVER. Kendrick, Idaho, Dee. L? The Carlin party, arba were supposed t" hav.- been lost in Hitter Root Mountalna, Idaho, and whose rescue excited so much interest during the last few weeks, arrived here safely, with the exception of Oeorge Colgate, the rook, who fell Bk k and was left fo ,11" In the mountalna. tm.- party consisted of Vf. E. carlin, son of Brigadier-General William Carlin; .1. Pierce, brother-in-law ol Mr. Carlin, and A. L. A. Him melwrlght, secretary of the columbia Grant Com* pany, Of New-York. HiRimrlWrtght gives the fol? lowing account "f the racv'*: experience: "The party was organised last summer and 1 from Spokane, Wash., when- they engaged Martin Spencer as gulda and Qeorge Colgate as cook. They proceeded by iruin to Kendrick, idaho, and with t'-n cayuses and five weeks' provisions ?-?ruted out from that point on Se;it-mh?r If, "The route was hy way nf Snell's Mill, V.'eippe, Brown'- Creek, Ifusselsbell (.reek, and thence via the I. do trail to what are known as the Indian ! ? file. s. Afty-flVfl miles from IfUSSSlshell Creek, vt -Iii- polnl ih" trail hr inched out from the I.olo trail, and led to Worm Sr.rings, on -'lefirwater itiv.-r. the destination of the party, which was reach) I on September 'X. "Although lt rain".] steadily for thlrt"<*n days. arl Ich Interfered considerably with the pleasure of hunting, the party met with gl-eat success, and on .' ber I" Started on the re-urn trip over the I.'lo trail. After reaehing the top of the tirst i: U-. parallel to th** Clearwater River, two and a half feet "f snow was found and the guide esti? mated that the snow would be four feet higher ? ii portions of the l,olo trail. Should the horses I.ms exhausted from lack of food, the party WOUld bs comp-lied to wnlk the balance of the dis? tance to Bfusselshell Creek, and as the cook was s|.-k and unaMe to wnlk. his position In that case would h.- v> ry serious. It was consequently de? la rt :urn to the old ramp on the ' 'le.arwater and build rafts. If by the time th.' raftr were completed the cook was still unnhle to walk, an attempt would be made to float down the river to South Fork, n-ar which several ranches were known te he loci tefl. Fifteen days mere consumed In building ths two raftB. then several days more mata devoted la ? final examination of the l.<-lo trail and in securing meat for the proposed trip duwil th, river. The trail waa found Impracticable. "The cook in the mesa Mme had been growing r i .verv dav a trapper, 'Ben' Keeley, was ; ? . . .mpany lhe party, a uh the supply of provisions equally divided on lhe rafts so a ! ? avoid the po ill lllty "f lo ling all th. tr \ r ? Ith . t tl raft- s aa lost, the party em began their Journey down the river qb Nov.mber < Two upsets and the delay caused by tl.,- neci tatt! of examining the river In advance of the raft j made pi grass slow, and by November 13 onlv twentv-two milos had been accompllahed. \: thi polnl the rive- wits found I" be tull of projecting bowldtra and th- curr urt very swift, !?" examination resulted In th? discovery of ,i "ber ImpOJ 'able places In the river, which rovie rafting Inpracticable, and lt was decided to .a the rafts and proceed the remaining dis : n. ? of about thirty miles on foot. Thi cook al this time wa*, in a "eml-conacioufl oondltlon, tnorti ftcatlon having Met In In hla legs he'ov. hlfl kneea Only eight days' un.vlslons were left, and as the .-<*"k could noi possibly live more thin i fen day? longer, and wai besides perf-ctiy belpleas, h>- was le ai comfortable bb possible and the res! af rty began their Journey m\ foot. "Thi ? were .a muss ,.f raga d rocks on which one could ne* bi beal only an uncertain foothold Frequently a large, projecting .;ifr would "?. rhang the river and an hour or more would m urned lu surmounting lt. On the t: ii i-.i .I"- after abandoning the rana ihe party . |iia< '. .'?!"? in, which proved to be eli ht mt' ?- In length The river there h*-- almoat ver* \a: ? In fr -ni 200 ni I (WI feet in bel ht. Cjmlil ? ? i i bu hes and small saplings, with a footing Bometlmea only a fea Inches wide. ind ofl .un;, hundred feel abov. I ie riv.-r. the i ? .- ,-?-. .if the party araa necessarily slow and ea* ti-"!'!' I' h n - 'i" ? -,- were eonsumed In pisslnn through n - ? inyon, without flhelter or blankets, and some* . isaed by rain and snow. Very little Bleep i. dd in.i when on the eighth dav the ? of (lour waa exhausted there w-as ample eause to feel discouraged, but, enfeebled aa they w,\,- (rom loan of Bleep and scarcity ot food, the party pushed bravely on. on the tenth dav of th-lr tramp. November 22. after having subsisted for two days o:i tea, thr-*** (lahea fl few b tries, while ilowly moving 'own the river and when within !? ??? miles "i th. nearest ranch, the uart] waa for? tuna!.lough to meei Lieutenant Elliot, who was In charge of oi.f thi relief expeditions s.-nt out from Vancouver Barracks." HURT IX A COLLISION IX CEXTRAL PARE. \ rr RLES, imv1. : f_A_*_ES "ERIOt'S ivn r.irs TO A Wt MAN. 'NH *--.i \.-.;n?'.*. V -'..IND W \'.M\ I \ T'iVIN . TO I? Al'K. CareleBB driving In central Park on Thanksgiving dav led i" a collision whereby an elderly woman, lira cronin, of .v... '',u Lexington-ave., srho eras with hei son, wa* seriously Injured, She i confined at her home under a doctor'a care. She and ber eon were .-:;t.-.: In a lum wagon and wen coming oul '?!' the East Drive, n ir Flfty-nlnth-st., when th--y were run Into by Patrick Cook, thirty-four ?.. tra old, of Flfty-flfth-Bt, and Seventh-ave., who rtvli ? ? i of I ii bed to fl vic? toria The for.: "i ? ." Ill ti demollahed the Unlit ind thr w both oe ai- mi ? the road. Mr Pi min escaped with slight bruises, '"it hi- mother i - badly shaki ri thai she b ame In enaibli. -.td a is taken in lhal .idttloi to ber home. I'?? k Iso Irovi Into i . ? ond li [bl wagon, and demol? ished thal in i. en.leavoi to - ipe arrest He a i thi . ? i u tht hv Park Ofllcer Donnelly, and yes? terday Ju ul I'.iirke. at ? . ', ., kvllle Police Court, commltteil him wlthoui ball to await the result of Mr... Cronin's Inj trl.-i. XXOTBSS FOOTBALL PLATES HYIXO. Boston i. i Eredertck Quinn, seventeen yeara ??'? I. - i'i by pl' ?: Ians ; b Ij big at the polnl . f death from Injurl. - ? eli : In i dil rion with ? player In a football game at Franklin Park ye li .-lay. .1 ni; ctn is SCS <?> I ..'.v. /y .i cOUIStOB Baltimore, Dec Th. British steamship Coys. which arrived here to-djy from Paaagua, ChlM, re potts being la collision on Nov nshei 12 with a Bra* lilian schooner off Parahll i Light, aboul tan miles outside i t (?:. ..art of that name. The sea was rough and tba darknssa almosi bnpsneUahlfl Bud? den!} there was ,-i crash, and the Goya's Nfsbos '- lowered in time to savs tour of th,* crew bo? ng lo the Oth-r Vessel. Oil,- Illilll could liol be reached lt li not 1 . -.. t. whal the name.of t|,,. r ink ir chooner wm, nor If more then one life waa li rt The rescued n ?:. could not make themselves ' 'It'". I-ft th. C",a in a heat the next morning ut Parahlba. si'* " ?"' ." - iv,;;- or TBBBBIRB). Top . cc'.,: wave of yesterday Increased suffering to the i :*..-:i.-, most of whom are " arty fu : Sa far no fatalities have I-"ii report ;, bal man mop arrived from there t>-d. ? i.n i ?rho are personally acquainted with the condltion.-i state that !t must have been imposaibl*. me of the unfortunates to survive the frigid weather which prevailed last night. Appeals con? tinue to pour In upon the Oovernor and other state o'tlcer.. for aaaiatanca, but they are power* lass to do anything la an offl.lal war. JUSTICE PRATT REBUKED. A VICTORY FOR BROOKLYN. THE REPORT OF THE WATER SUPPLY OOM* rAJSt COMMISSION SUSTAINED. JUSTICE RAKNARD, IN OENERAt, TERM. Ol IU I.KS THE DECISION 6ETTINO ABIDE Tana 1 AWARD-OVER S1,000,000 SECURED TO *\ THE C1TY-THE SUI'PLY CO-tPAKT I 1 NOT EXPECTED TO APPEAL. An Important decision, handed down yeetef-* day by the Supreme Court, General Term, %>r the Second Judicial District, Chief-Justice Bar? nard writing the opinion, marks a substantial victory fur Brooklyn taxpayers In their lone fight agatnst the Ring; which had gained con? trol of the Long Island Water Supply Company and tried to effect a secret sale of Its plant and franchises to the city at an overvaluation of about $1,000,000 before the public should fla* them out. Aa a consequence of the proceedings begun on December 22, ISM, by William J. Gaynor, aa attorney for William Ziegler, against Mayor Chapln, restraining him from consummating th*- sale, commissioners were appointed by tba Supreme Court to appraise the property. Ed? ward M. Shepard, Hiram W. Hunt and E. W. Btise, as a majority of the commission, mada an award of 1.75.000. Their report to thia ot feet was set aside by Justice Pratt as Inade? quate, and based on an erroneous conception of the law in the premises. Appeal was had to the General Term, Jus tins Cullen and Dykman sitting with Chief-Jug* tlce Barnard. The decision Just handed down reverses Justice Pratt's order, refusing a con? firmation of the commissioners" report, with costs and disbursements, and grants a motion to confirm, without costs of that motion. The plant of the Long Island Water Supply Company is situated la the former town of New-Lots, commonly known as East New-Tork, which became the Twenty-sixth Ward of the City of Brooklyn In 1SS6. The water company was organized In ISSI, and a passage in the an? nexation act, which passage, it has been claimed, was a forgery, inserted in the bill be? tween its final passage and the writing of the Governor's signature, provided for the acquisi? tion of the company's property by the city, and prohibited the extension within the territory of the annexed town, of the city's water system until the expiration of the company's ch.' ter, or else until the purchase by the city of the prop* ertv rights of the water company. In th?- summer of 1SS6 the owners of the prop? erty tried to sell out to the city for $500,000. Til" drawing of public attention to the project by the press, the publication of the peculiar methods by which the franchise of the com pany had been gained, and the general belief that tho amount asked was excessive, defeated the scheme for the time. TUE POLITICIANS AGAINST THE PEOPI-B. A determined effort by certain politicians, whose names have been kept secret with re? markable care, resulted in their acquisition of the property and franchise some months later for $175,000. It was the exposure in cold type of an effort by Alfred C. Chapin, as Mayor; Theodore I*. Jack, "n, as Controller, and Thomaa l". Kulan, aa Auditor of the City of Brooklyn, to carry out a secret agreement to pay ->n Decem? ber 19, 1S90, the sum of $1.250.000. with allow* ancea for Interest on outstanding bonds, which would have brought the total to something Ilka $1,nm).uno. which brought the storm of popular Indignation upon the publi ? officials mentioned which is still fresh In the public mind, and mads their holding of elective offices in the future an impossibility. Prom January 1. 1SSS, until August ll of that year Mayor Chapln had rm opportunity, which I be neglected, t-. acquire the plant and rights of the water company by emlrii al domain. Hla failure t.. Aa bo gave iii'- company's charter a I-.-- of Ufa after August it. Uti. tot tifty yeara from the sum..- day ,., ivm. In 1S.2 new legislation on th<* subject allowed the city to acquire title bj codemnatloa. Under this act the comml ssl on t" appraise the value of th.- property for this purpose was appointed. Th.ir report, Which was Bet aside by Justice Pratt, is confirmed by yesterday's decision. Tin: OOH-iUglO-fE-IN m.. I'a ix ED. In an exhaustive opinion reviewing tne law and the facts in thc .-uso. the Chief Justice overrules Juatic* Pratt, ar.d holds that the c<y_? missioners were right la not basing their ap? proval upon the exclusive right af the water? works c..mpany tu furnish irater to the territory within iii" "ld town .>f New-Liota The act of is?:!, under which the company sraa organized, he i.oints ..ut. grants r.o such exclusive right. Justice Harnard declares that the permission of the toura inn! ns contract with the company gave no such exclusive right to the .-ompany which, moreover, gained no additional power by the restriction In the Annexation act This re? striction, lt ls held, araa only Intended to protect the company from Injurious competition until thc city si'...uiii make a just compensation for its property, in tha memorable tight between Mr. Ziegler and the city offl.dals, which was carri''.I up !?> lhe C.ant of Appeals, it was ruled, as Chief .Jn>-ti.-?? Barnard points out, that the Intention of th.* Legislature was only to prevent city competition with th.wnpany until the city should acquire such title to the property as th.* company possess..1 before the annexation ii.-i was passed. From thc rep irt of thc commission, which is thus confirmed, two membera, Edward Rowe and Charlea EC Emery, had diss, nted from thc majority, but they failed to name any other figures than thi s agreed upon by Me.srs. Shep? ard. Hunt and Pliss. now thi. oommnoM was formed. The history of the formation of that com tni-isi.in is an interesting one. Mayor Boody submitted to Judge Pratt a Hst of what he called "representative men" as candidates for it. Justice Pratt rejected all of them. A majority of the men he lid select were Anally retin I for one reason or another, two of them proving legally Ineligible and E. B. Bartlett re fuslng to serve. lt is said that Albert J. Ma Donald rind ex-Judge Oeorge G. Reynolds, coun? sel for thc city In the suit, refused to act longer In that capacity unless another Judge com pleted the commission. Edward If. Shepard was Anally appointed a commissioner by Justice Cullen. By an Ingenious act of the Legislature, since repealed, bul in force when the commission re? ported, If Justice Pratt should set aside their re poii the <iiv would have no appeal, while the company ha.l tba option to appeal from his de . ision if he should confirm it. Justice Pratt set it aside, and appointed a now commis simi. whose existence .eases by virtue of the ruling of the General Term. The company han the right to appeal from the decision of tha Oeneral Term, but it is not thought that lt will do so. - - m Hj.-B.-fT_, WtSITFlL and nUUDCLBsT. I'lti. l.li.NKKAI. llilt.M St .MAINS Jtsl'll'li CVLMMR ami im.m.i m i?*. ntl i.ivim; AWAY uv .'in; I'M.'N-si. kui.ww M-A-KI-UM, Justice Iiykinnii. In Oeneral Term, handed down a I.. ;.-i.ni yesterday morning which Rives another blow at the corrupt ionists in the Common Council of Brooklyn, hy declaring the l'nion-st. railroad franchise to be Illegal. The Inion Street Raliway Company otfsred lo pay HMM for the authority to build a line in i ni.m-t.. but lt was given to a rival company that did not ofter a cent for the franchise. John Adamson, who ls :*. property owner, beg 'ii a salt uiiainst the company to prevent it from building Ita road. Justice cullen adjudged the granting of the franchise to be Illegal, and the Oeneral Term has sustained his decision. The opin? ion is tn part as follows: l'lainlv lt waa a case of malfeasance, aad 1 hy the motives which actuate mon, the ts f.>renc? ls easily drawn that the action was col? lusive. If th*? object was not to favor the defend? ant corporation tne act ls inexplicable. That favor was a pecuniary Injury to the municipality, and th** act waa a fr?ud upon the city. Official mia? li lu.-t and bad faith are no near the domain Of fraud that the line of partition in indistinguish? able. In fact, to the eye of an ordinary observer. the fraud here ls palpable. One company offered ?0,G0O for the franchise, and the oner waa re fared, and the other offered nothing and received the consent. We concur fully with the trial Judge that the prevention of the realisation of money by the city is equivalent to wat>te of the public funds of the municipality. In conclusion, we aay, the action of the officials waa Illegal, wasteful and fraudulent, and the Judgment should be a___ra_flS_ with costs. _"