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GHR1STMAS PRESENTS ? H0USEFURNISHIN6 HARDWARE, ?-uiiorv Hnr Ten Tra?a ln Srl* and Btaggtr* llrnae. < opper. nml llronao Kettlc. to ""'"?? | o'tlo.k Tcrn. M SlnnH. tillt Knn I rml pm, Btoltwwa nml Hrn?l>e?. Hoi.?et Ckeal gteaU ??? !????? nn?l g?22 Frmlrr. In ghramaw nml B^aJaB., ?lgo PBBga ln BMUM iumI Wroualit Iron. 1 Ire lioaa ia ajhajMM ?".l P..n.lu.l ?tooi, "????? Mwort aaanBoa nml Bkaeketa, Ptlarr- Plnted. Mckel nnd Cnppr-r t ?'""?? imkIicx. ti.inu Diapner ????? "???? sci?. ?????? Cteawta nn.i Mtetawta, smxtvn. sn.iw.r ? hnlra. Hef rlBerntor*. OHARLES JONES, 920 Brosuluaj, ror. llBf M. 90*2 ?Ixth Avc. ror. ilBt **t. PLAK8 FOR THE CONVENTION XIF.KTINO or THK BFECJAL COMMITTEE OF ARRAXOEMKNTS. HOW TICKKTS TO THI H.M.I. WILL ? W TP.lHfTBK-WORK OM THK BU1LDBW TO Bl i-iMiN at uhci rnirnnfrii pakti gAXg KKKrfLY I.ISAIT01\TKT> Waaalngton, Deo. U.-Tbe apoctol r^mitte* an pointed yeaterday by the Republlcan Mattonal Com mittee to arrange the detalla for the conventlon and which la to act Independenthr of the regatar ftaeeutlve Committee, held Ita Bret meatlng l mornlng at ihe Ariu.g:nn. All of the aeven mem hora-Meeara Manley of Italne; Kerena, ol MIb aonrl; Claytoa, of Arkanaaa; Bahn, of Ohlo; CUrk ,on, of lowa; Carter, of Montana. anl Campbell. ot lUlnola-were preaent Mr. Thompaon. presldent of the Bt Loula Bank of Comgnerce, was alao in at tendanre Mr. Thompeon la trfe i ??? ti loal of the Bual neaa Men'a Aai i al n of St Loula and nns been one of tha movtag apirlta In the a?ovem?t whk* the delegaUon from hu elty made to take t> eonven tior. to Bt Louls. After aomc dlneuealon, an agree ment w..s i .. ibed aa lo the dlatrlbntlon or the con ventlon Ueketa, On this mattor :he commltte? ox praaaed a wlllingneaa to he as liberal as circum ?tancea would perralt Thoae who will be admltted by Ueket are delegate* and alternatea and dletln galahed vlaltora auch. for examplo, as Benal ?ra an I Ropreaentatlves In Congreaa. Qovernora ol Btatea and othera holdlng ofllcea ol equal dlghlty and char acter The ueual ooota of tlcket* for the benent of the arand Anny of tne RepuMtc will alao be dla tributed. K *. K'rens sald ih.s mornlng th.it Ihe conven? tlon would be held ln the north nave of the Bxpo ..;,., Bulldlng He haa recelved a lelegram from the archltect who was llrected to prepara the plana ary to a lapt the hall to the uae ol the con? ventlon. aay'.ni that kUOOO would be requlrt thN purpoaa The archltei l haa been direct u m telearaph lo begln tha work immedlat ly. ?r,(. ip#dal committee agreed before adjoumment to-dav to meel at aotne dati bet?reen January 10 ;,n i /, ? ,. , . :i of the chalrman. Mr. Hantoy. or tbe conetoeratlon of othar mattera connected wUh the conventlon. Mr. Kerena to-day rocelyed a iarhe nuaber of telegrgBM congratulatlng h?m on th ciever aaaaner ln whlch st. Loula areated ;he ron ventton from her rlvakv The meel dlaappolated i"opie at the Ar.m.ton to-day were thoae who have been at, mg i.art.?ans of Chicago. The Chicago delegatea gava oul the impreaalon thal they wonM maka no -ffor: to ae , ??,. the conventlon further lhan to announ t t i the committee that they would be glad to enteruin iba delegatea If II were deemed beat to hokl tha conventlon there. f)ne of ihe CAIcago ??^w; tlfully aaaerted on Monday nlght that i blcago ?w.mid wln ln .. w'.ik. ? Other frlenda of Chicago Inalated that all chicago needed araa to ?}???u"^ hei candldacy, and the conventlon BkllWBW !,.,? armi llki a rtpe apple. At no ????,*?? ' ^ ,,,.? Heri-'usiy in tha race, and the h.?ntst \ou receWed for tha: , lty waa nlne. (thi* m rnto | oTtte Chicago neli could ba berauaded to. talk. When Mr. Campbell. th llllnoia member of the committee, waa aaked whi Phlcago had made Buch a feebla rtght, he begged to be evuaed froni an awerlng. The allence of th? Chicago men to-da) la ln marked contraai with thelr demeanor of forty ? ighl hou.*a ag , , , . . . , .?,, Al noon nearli al the vlaltlng delegatea had left lh( tv The New-York ra. who were headed oy Oeneral Danlel Butterfleld, returned yeaterday afternoon. Th* Plttaburg c mtln ? i laai nlght. Mayor Bwlfl and Irvlng Pierce, of i hl aa wer? aUo "amouK laat night's departurea. and the remalnder of the ll'.lnolaana atart< i thla ifternoon. a i umber of ihe Bt. I, atlll on the ground, iiut 'he majorlty ol that lelegation left her.- U -nlghl A membei ol tbe Bl Loula delegatlon tella a i urious Btary to-day, whlch furnlahei a new ilius tratlon ol the old aaylng aboui "lu k ln odd num beri and whlrh ih tlona extal to th^ generaliy well-fou f tha; the number v: unli ck) Whei B '. .- I? ? reached the rallw<.y atatlon on Prldaj .: was dla covered thal II conalated of thlrteen membera. Thlrteen was th numbei ?' Ihe -? tlon :i the ale i?f asalat.ed to one member. When the part) arrlved ai tn? Arllngton ex-Congresaman Prank ae. cured Room l">. and on the Informal balloi which waa taken bv the Katlonal Committee yeati rday Bt Loula ?? - ca tl) thlrteen votea. And ye| Bhe dlatanci ; all t.-r competltora handlly. ?OUTHERN REPUBLICANS AT ST LOUIS. TllliV BOPB TO BBCCRg THK YiCE-PBRHIUEXCY AXIi ' OMK ii RTHCR TO THB FKOK Waahlagtoa, 1> U (SpeciaD.-A Republlcan Repreaentatlva from tbe Somh a man of wealth anl eultare, aald t.>-.la> that he Integded to t>r preaenl al Ihe comlng N'ational Conventlon. He re marked: That conventlon has an Importance t-.\.) wara The cholce of St. Loula algnlflea an .m^ otni r thlnaa that tbe part) will probablv '.>ok t.> :h. Sviurh foi Ita Vlce-Pr aldential candldate. The con? ventlon wljl be compoaed. not aa beretofore, of deiegates agalnat whotn the eharge <..m be made that they are "for aale," bul of repreaentatlvc men of our aeetlon, Ita badustrUa iis publlc apirlt Ita hope.s for the future. I ihall nol attend the b ? l) ln ihe capa.ltv of delegate. There are deservlnit Republlcana In :ny dUtrlel who want to go a? dele? gatea l sh;t l ba a byatander. bul expeet to enter laln my frlenda whlle there. It wl!l be an evem In the hlatory of the Republlcan party to whlch the i)ar:\ can afterward wok back with prlde. The netter repreaenutkm from the South will give our I. a meaaura of promlnenee they have never had accorded to them If a Boutbern Vice-PreBl d>nt ahall t- nomlnated, an aeema llk'ly. it will mark a new era In the hlatory of the country. The apaaker appeared lo be j?re,:t:> In earaeat aa he devwopexl this encouraglng vlew of the future of Bouthern Republlcanlam. _ ? FAVORR BRADLBY Foi: PREBIDENT. Rlchmond. Ky.. Dec lt. -Colonel J. V.' e"apc::on. pa aald anl <<t th* Rlchmond Natlonal Banh, r' this rity. arlll be a delegate to the !: publlcan Natlonal Conventlon from this. tbe Vlllth Congreaslonal DIb trlct. He favors Bradley fo: I'/ ?flldent. ? ? - MANY CALLERJ ON fJOVERJfOR BRADLEY Frankfort. K>-. Dec. II. ?Governor Bradley drove ln this Baornrng aitb ,-"i nei i. P. Tarlton from the, latter's koaae, an l eatered the Baeeutlve ofllct at llti* n. m. a aarging crowd <>? politlctana and ofliceii^ek'rs had akfeady gathered ir the ?'ij<,in ing room, and II w. I With d;ffl. :i.t\ iliii ihe prlvate ?West W*St ?^J^^- ra*Dt m??k "*^.ar^W. (T9"RELlABLr^ CARPETS Bring Pleasant ThouglUs, and will brlsl.len BBBBT ? I BW UtM HoUOB) llaaa, Wbta people te?liie th:u wa bava amda !.araa eeMimeta ai ik old low prlrei of wool and w;iee?. Ohoose your pattrma fr>m our rtork af ihe lalBBl Kurnlturr In pleunlnu denlenn <it llttlo prlcea, viltli a mirlil of nr?l<l<-? for lloll<ln> <>lfta. I.iimnN. ( loi-kii. e.'alilen. Itnn". (ilfta for aaeng ? BpaalaJJn, OI'K\ SiTtltDAY EVKMXO. CASH or CR?D1T (OWPERTHWAIT I04.106andi08Wc8tl4*St NEAR OTTAV. JooHlw Slores: Flatbush Av. near Rrfton S? Beoretnry. Mr. Shea. and tho Assiatant i******* ?? State Mr. l.elgh. handled thom. Some more,,y . ?illed ,? Pav thelr reapecta, whlle othere were on bualn eea mattors. and -ought an ourly lnt.-rvic-w with tne new Kxecutive. Nearly every man who caiiea wan?eda!n offlce elther for h.mae.f er ao ne fi * nd ai-1 ih- acramble ror admlttance te the Bxeeware Chamber was Btrong. WHAT THKY TII1NK ABOUT IT NOW HiTHKSKNTATivrs Of CfTIatB THAT WAKTBD THB CONVBKTIOB s.\Y THBt ARB BAtlBPUCD IvTTH THB CHOfCS BOMB ADMlBaTONfl BY SAN KHAMlSi. i I'l't HPIM. Tho solectlon of St. I.ouis r.s tho placo for h<d-l lng Ihe next Republlcan Natlonal OonventlOO, and namlng of th.- date, June IC gava tbe politlclana BOmethlng to talk about yeaterday. Many were in? to thlnk that It w.i* going to be B ; 0< session, from a mervurlal vlcwpoint. and that the delegatea to the next Republlcan Conventlon WOUl 1 ptoe for Ice-water and oceaa breeaea before lha conventlon waa anded. A party of rather dleappointed people arrtved over tho Parnnirlvfala Rallroad yeaterday mornlng from Waahlngton. In tho party were ChrJatopher L Hagee, of Plttaburg, who went to W uahlngton to boom the Smoky Clty, and M. H. Do j Young and Oeorge Knlght, of Ban Prancleco. Mr. j Magee eald, In apeakbig of th.- defeai <>f Pltuburg: ?\\i- inst becaaaa are nrere outveted. Plttaburg | would havo made a Bjood conventlon clty. but politi- | calty the commlttee dld a wi*o thing by taklng the conventlon to Bt. Loula Tbcai fellowa dowb there i for a quartor of a contury havo been trylr.g to free themaelvea from theold Bourboa ruia, and now that they are aucoeedlng it Is wkae to help them along j Tho -Solil Bouth' bt rapMly breaklng np Tho ton- j ,;,:,.-. |g |o hulld np and strengthen theae BUtee j whlch havo redeemed themaelvea and Mlaaouri de- ] gorvod the bonot. M.ssouri has no oandidate. and every ono wlll get an impartlal hearlng. We may Buffcr from tho heat and a laok of water aupply, but we wlll by tho sacrillce help the party in th. i border Btatea" M li De Young. Kditor of "Tho San Franoisoo ? Chronlcle," and member of tbe RepubUcan Natlonal Commlttee from Callfornia, waa tho moal - pomted polltlolan who left Waahlngton He baa worked like a wheelhorae for the Pachlc Babpe, anl ti,,- large vote polled for Ban Pranclaeaahowa how ? hard ho iaboro-1. Ban FrancUM o had mueh te eon ! tend with m tho way of objectlon as to dlatance i anl wiro Bervlce. Mr. De Young aald: ; ? 1 had hopes up to tho last ballot. I worked hard i an 1 thought I had eaough votea pledged. We would I have glven the delegates a royal w.lcome if they h.id corn . oul our way. St. Loula wlll n, ike a good con? ventlon clty, and next to Ban Btaaciaeo I thlnk i j would have voted for ber. 11 bi a good thing to I eaoourage Republlcanlam where it has a ehanee of ' gettlng permanent growth, but we wanted tho oon ! vemlon, an l wanted it badly. We ahall go to Bt. ' Loula however. ready to pledge our aupport loyally to tho nomlnee, and then so baek to tho Padflc i si.pe arui work hard for tha party." Mr. Knlght aald: "We lld the beat we could. We took a etrong deleration to Waahlngton and made u hard llght. but 1 had no hope that we would win. Threo thlnga beat ue-the newapapera tho western Unlon Tvlegraph Company and tho Prealdentla! can oidatea Whal candWate for the Prealdency would go to the Padflc fflope for a conventlonl When he gut there h- would be away out of tbe world. ln tho caae of Bt. Loula, however, Buppoae ho or his lieutenanta ai uld And thal aome of tho men from Pennaylvanla were weakenlng; auppoalng, alao. that they were pledged to him. He could touch a wiro and ln an hour ho can get In communlcaUon with Pennaylvania leadera and aay to them thal they muat bolater up thbi man or that. or thla or tlut o'lque. He couldn't do it in Ban Franclaco. r*n thoj?and people wlll aend a telegram for a quarter where onlv a hundred wlll aend one that cpata a doKar. Then the newapapera aay they would De a day lato with tno newa, and alao have an Inadequate wiro aervice at exeeaaiv* ratea and they naturaliy combated the Idea of taking the conventlon there. \\'t are going back and mlne ou; gold.and ahlp our grain and voa won't get me in a deal like tlUJ agaln In a hurry Jt would b<- fooilab to take a con I ventlon to Ban lYancisco, much as we wanted to. Mayor McKenna. of nttsbun:. ellpped over to l New-York for a Utt> vlalt before returnlng to Pltta 1 burg He was aiao philosophlcai. Me aald quletiy: I "I let othera do tho talklng and I dld the praylng. i At one time we thought that we had the matter sure, but the votea awung around. Plttaburg wiii get the conventlon scmo time agiln. St. Loula was acceptable to ua." Bamuel W. Alierton, tho Chl-ago milllonalro who made a apeech ln the Intereat ol the wlndy Clty, oame to town yeaterday to attend t > aome buainesa. ll- aald "Chicago ha-l th.- World'a Patr and that ought to bo glorv enough for a lifetlm.-. We wanted that conventlon, however, i-ut made a mlacalculatlon on the votea Chicago is the beat-equlpped clty ln the eountry for entertalnlng c-onventions. and aill r-; over thla olaappolntmenl and be ready to wej come the next one with s^nilos." Tho Nt-w-Vork dol.-gation dld not roturn together. bul came driftlng ln in palra and alone. They hnd nothing to aay and clung to the aaaertion thar they hu l atarted too late. Every one waa eompllmentlng Oenera Butterfleld for ihe sp.-oc-h that ho made, bul )i>- refuaed to oomment upon tho matter furth'-r thati to oay that Bt l.o"ts would be a good oon ventlon clty. Aftt-r arranging d"tai!? with the suh-oommittoe of th.- Natlonal Commlttee, the Bt. lioula delegatlon came over to New-York yeaterday afternoon nnd i giatered al the Waldorf. ln the party were Chauncey l. i-'illev, R. c. fCerena, Wiiiiam Warner, Congreasman Joy, Mayor Walbridge, of Bl Loula, and A. M K.-nnaid, prealdeni of the St. Loula Rx poaltion <' impany. The membera of the deiogatlon felt hlghly elated over thelr aucceaa, and Mr. Kennard sai-l 'T.at the company would expend over 00,000 in tittin^ up the Kxpoaltlon H illdlng i r the uae of the conventlon. Every poaalble convenlence would be added u> Dto bulldlng, and Eaatern vlaltora would hav< no com nlalnta to make against tho hospitalily of their Weatern brethren. The delegatlon wlll leave for liuino thla mornlng. ? ? A BIQ DKMAND FOR ROOM8. HEAYY PRESBI RE FOB ACXX>MMODATIONfl IN THB COXVENTIO.N C1TY. Bt. i.juis. Ijoc. ll.?Local o.ithusia.-ni over the capture of the Republlcan Natlonal Convenl on hai not abated. The deluge of eutaide oi i.-rs for hote] accommodatlona began Immediately upon tbe im mlttee'a declalon and atlll contlnuea. Bo large were aome of the demanda thal an Informal meetlng of hotel proprletora waa hi-:-i to-day and a -i iclelon reached tha! no ono candldate wlll be ai!ow---i to monopotix< a botel. Th. chlef backer and frtend of on? of tbe foremoel candldatea for Prealdeni :? ?:>: nt-ii-i an order :o-: Ight reaervlng forty of tbe beat rooma ln n lar^.? hetel. it was learned on lnvrBtl?ation that ordera ln proportion fr->m tho aame aource were recelved al otiir-r hotela, It was i tn?-n dtci lod i.-y th-- ii -->-i men 'in no indivldual should be allowed to "corner" acc mmodat! >ns r-; ihe purpoee of entertalnlng conventlon ahoutero. There are ample accommoaatlona m tho prlm ipal !io'.i-ls for 10,'iiK) p< ii-io, whil tho minor hOtel lodglng-houaea <an comfortably houae aeven ttmea that number. The rat.-.s wlll nol be raiaed dur? ing the conventlon. Apartmenta have been aecured at tho Southorn II-)t--l by Reed, McKIr ey and Alaer, wbUe Alllaon i-u booked ai ihe Llndelt. The proir.pt, comulete and unbiaacd report? of tho oommltt.-o proceedlnga aenl from Waahlngton iv tho 1'nito.l Preea are th- aul |< - ol general rom rnt-ndation here. ln Btror.? contraat \<> thia Is the condemnatlon of tho dlagracefully partlaan reporta aenl by tho Chicago Aaaociated Preaa, wh ;b were outspoken for Chicago. LE60AT BJfat*,' HOLJDAT nnoKS. Spo iking o! liDok* and Chrlatmaa noveltle*. one la Inptant^y remlnde ! of that ataunch old firm of bo '. dealera Leggal Broa, No. II Chambera-at., runnlng th-.io^h t.- Reade-st., Jual . few doora from Broa ' way, Tnat'a t...- phice io vlali al ''---: time of I le v. ir, fo. there one can falrlj revel am dal and aurrounded by a verltable ocea i oi '.;??? ail C ? fo-in-;s wherewlth t-> ih.ik. onerell bipj axceedlngly littlc outlaj for value r ?e!ved, imi'irt md Joyoua dellghl (nol to be firgotten), ? > lovi '. onea, young ot old. Court* iui, atteni \ ? a - eamen, ready to ald vlaiton In maklng ->' aro there. The genl imanly and experlenced pro : iperintendlng everythlng carefully, aro i there Bome '?' th* bralnleai n and women of our | d.i> wUI be found there, examlning i -.:.-? and coveted Chrlatmaa publ!catlcn? In ordei I and poai ? ia tn< m f"r them ? i\ ? oi oti and altogether it i tii-- plac. to \-,-.t a : obtiin 11 . at, Iui Ing 11 '->? iui. - . ? daya The l^eggata have Juat publthed two large cata? loguc:- on. ? - ".. i ? -i. < l ? '.-.-. ;.? ? ? -th'-r. i -ompl. ? t of . . ? thora, both of . wi.i ii. i!rti:e: ;, any addreaa upen requeat. ro J:i ii.i> ,t i:v.ll> 18 I':;.;- CHEKTF.8. Alh.it.". Dec. 11. Among the companlea [ni -?; - ated to-day w.ts the Porl Cheater Blc trir Riiiway Company, lo c malruri a atreei aurface roaa] :-.] i; .. - ? .-. th In tha rillage or Porl Cheal r 1,000 The durec ora are Thomaa B Kruta ? John i: Bewlea, Tbeedore L. Cuyler, Jr. Chari. P, i:;u? ;. Oeorge B. Bouchelr. Albert V.. ??? I Davi-i j. pearaa.1 and Henrj K. Hawl 1 Neu -Yoik. .4 COTTOX EXP08ITI0X FOM CHICAGO. Chleago, Dec ll.?F. i> Debarrard, who ii ihe head of the- movement to havo a Cotton Rxpoaltlou la Chicago, wader th.- auspicon of t". I Btatea has wrltten to Maleolm Mc-Neill, who is oon ductlng tbe Chicago end i I tbe anterprlae, thal he i meetbai with greal aucceaa li.- expecta io be In .'-.. age abortly after tbe bolidaya, gnd biing h'm g eommlttee eeaapoaed of repreaeotatlvea from every Southcrn Sta:.-, whu wid ;n. ??; a Cl I. >. com mitieo and disouss ih>- w'uule mattei Tne I'.x po'itlon if now aaaurtad. It win be V.>-M nol ? than August 15. IV.;. a.il WB1 COOtlnue, ucc-ori:iig to tn> preeenl plauaa fur aboul two ?ontha Hei ohants from t!ie Northweat wlll t?e ln Chlcaao about thia time, and tht-u ationilcn will be lalltil to tho tjoultu-tn i.-.h.o.u ? it for just one wr.r.h. Ivory vSoap costs a little but it takea lcsa to do the work, and how much clothcs are when they have been washed With it morc, whitcr Tm: PuiCtra 4. Gvmbu Co.. Civn. THE WINTER FAfHIONS. A fUUOM OP WHITE FFR. WHtTB BAT1B AWD BLACR PAILLBTTBi \ BBAU Tirri. TBA OOWH The aintor*a r.i?hion? may now i>e aald to t>? falrly declared. The opera and precedlng dlnnera, the unusual ni mberof smatt weddlngaattd the varl oua teas glven for the aeaaon'a debotantea have all made lnrge demnnds upon the wardrobea of faeh lonable women, who have broughl out thelr smirt gowna rather earUer than nanal. Bonm roally I mrportad gowna have been enblbtted at the aforo* aald functluna. White fnr Is used on ?otnc of the new evenlng gowna with charmtag affeet A very becomlng creation by Rouffe is of Bowered brocada The skirt. very flarlng. is <ut slmply. with a ahell-Uke ptoatlng around the bottom. The bodlCO is hlgh nr.d bl partly covered with white ahlnlng IkikIcs llke a enlraaa; this bi bordared aitli erhlte fur, whlch alao goea around the armbole. White eblffon, croaaed over the breaat forma the upper part of the bodlce, whlch la cui low b< the nerk. The aleevei are ol the gowerad broeado, and are made with two puffa, tbe aecond reachlng nearly to the elbow. MrHi _._, wh.-'se style just bordera on the an lactoua. and who therefore effecta a Paquln, looked at ber best the other evenlng In a white aoKn gown ? hroldered la from with a atrtking pattern of btock paiiiettea. The bodlce of white eblffon had banda "f white aatin embroldered with tha btock paiiiettea and a Irapery of white eblffon acropj the from of the tow-cut neck. taatened with a moullnel bow ol btock aatin near the lefl ahoulder. i be -:? evea were compoaed of three or four ekllfuBy arranged fana of chlffon. With this atrihlng coatume Mn wore ber hair arranged afier a deatgn by Franoola UKS W1CK BEQCB8T DECUNED MOT TO BE BEEN IX THE MKTROPOMTAN MTT8EUM OF 4RT8. HBITHER THB MCTROM AWTHORimBl KOB THI kxbi irrorta op tiih bwtatb wtll oivb thk RKABON OP THB BJU BCTIOB BTAg IT HE CAUBB THB PAIHTIHOg WF.ut: ?0t liKSTIVi: <d.i> BtAgTBRPIBCBgl n beeame known yeaterday thal the truateea of the M.tr.Iltan Muaeum of Arl had deeUned to ae ,. ? ? tbe eighty eight palntlnga, all aald 11 be by old maatera, beoueathed to the muaeum by the will of the late Jamea Renwlck. The announeemenl eaueed conaiderable Bpecuatton M to wbal the real reason for decllnlng ta accept the gtft mlsht be, aa no ex planation of the bcUob had oern grven by the t?* t rea The tacl of tbe bequeat and the condKtona aeeom panylng IU ai rptanee were made pubUc early ln .liiiy laat The Importanl provlslons were that the ofectlon l> kepl in a room or alcove to be de I , |t .,.:,., nenUy, and that lt be known as tbe Jamea Renwlck eoUectlon. With the announeemenl of the bequeat of the palntlnga, whlch .Mr. Renwlck had aeleeted from hla prlvate galtory of aboul W plcturea, came th* i ea i thal the glfl waa made :ip of the works of auch ra as Gruercino, Ouldo, Murllio. Carraccl, Van ? ?. k Baraono, Carto Dolce, Rubene, Salv.itor Rosa. Titi.in and Corregglo. This was recelved with eon ||deri ? by artlato ln generaL and experta at once espreaaed thelr doubta as to the grnulne r.eaa i ( the plctun a. The matter Of the bequest w.is taken up by the Board of Truateea of the muaeum at thelr flrst compoaed rapecuilly for her. Or.e elde of tho halr waa very much waved and bouffant, and the o ici was drawn back qalte plalnly, and held by a hlgh dlamon I comb plao d very much to thal Ide - tne hoa.;. li was an o-i i arrangement, one \ however, aulti I ihe weerer perfectly. Bom. of tbe new Parhnan Jacketj are ver; Ing. Thoae who are alender ar? Bure to like the Bhorl full blouse Jacketa of vehret, Batin or of tho ,]:,-^ materUL Theae aro belted Into the walal like a Ruaalan blouae. An ither Jaunty llttia afl ilr laa very aborl huaaar-cu! Ja : t, bral ed In mllitary faahlon acroaa the front, and bordered with fur. 8t.ll another, equalls novel and effectlve, is ol blaca velvel tlgh! ftttlng. and cut ahort around the w iM, and Bllghtly polnted back and front. To thla from tbe ald< darta. I. ivlng the froni open, lasewn i I * pleatlng of tho velvet, whlch goea around the back. A whito ermlne fur colUrette is cul like i >ok* with poinu on the sh.-m1 r, and allghtly I ,.: ted front and back. a amall ern ne'a bea I u two llttle talla fmlahlng i ich polnt. I Btorra eollar of th ? ermlne flnlah. a tbe n.---k. A re eptlon Jreea by Bara M tyer, Intro eomblnatl >n of a. i ral mater al '!-?-" Inppv "lf.- Tho skir; la of i-l iW, bo irette, a ilH open on i Ither alie of tbe frou I , t, walet L'nder eaca alil la an Invera. pleatlng of green taffeta, th" pUld materl.il - buckled 01 )t the taff. la U the top I bucklei The full i< aise la of ? -?""? | beautlfui:) crobretfered with Pfarl dalalea; ln a ? , i mto aa - d-ehap. I yoka of 1 belng b i lered with band. Drai epaul i ><? "-' cover l pnfl aleever, arhlch oaiy r. ich a green v. Ivei c illar with ra i ? h. finlahea the coatume i B pn :t\ : . ' ' ' formal Bfterneona l i wear i b gown. Sh> may wear it, too, al .< home wh. 11. tlr< d oui with the week'a dlaal itl. mits boraelf to be "realll ? ol ii i ' li ? of her famlly. A Ioi 1} ? ?????? ? a pretty woman ?ehl i i He loag eti ilghl gath. rt d front of a t Chlna ^:ik, of very aofl ?nd luatrou textur. hung atralght fretn a yoka of i te velvel re i with blue turquoln The ... in tha neek, an i had i ?'!? Hcl . , i..-. an i on ? lUk froni , !,,,;:. -v.iight band reacblng te the i. 11 of th. gown. Thla waa reall - of the I ike, and like i w -1 "'. whlte velvet, - arltb ' i quolai The t- i of th< k--o". whlch waa I .. waa of a blue and whlu bi i Ik, with al. ? v.s oi tba - ime ... rtert il ga vi ry full to tw ? Ibew. warcBJXa iuvhtaok made aoatt, Judge i.. B, Hyer, .-f Rahway, one of the bondamen iov B. C. MeOucInn, the defaulter <<:' the Btal Natlonal Uank, atated laal evenlng thal tha affatr had ka en - i ttled. It- refuaed lo dlvalge -the amounl aald bj blmaelf and Wllllam Chamberlatn, bul it is generalty uatderateed thal eaeh baademan and tn<- baak b.?re a th:rd of tbe i .-?. amountlng to ????> Judi-e Hyei acoffed >t tha .-t.-ry thal McQuckln had i infedieratea. He haa > ??- ? red no lettera to the aftocl taat the defaultej w ..? h to il ?t othet em ployeca of tha bank. a* waa reoorteJ. meetlrjr followlng the BUmmer v.ieailon, and It waa i by them to refer the whole thlng to the rommlttee on Palntlnga, of whlch Samuel P. Avery i halrman, with inatructlona to report throuprh the Executlve Committee to the trustees. The Committee on Palntlnga, after eaamlnlng the pict uiis. made thi ir report and aoon after. about l)e cember I, the Board of Trustees Inforroed the exeeu tora of the Renwlck estato that the museum eould : not recelve the glft Oeneral dl Ceanoto, the dlrector of the muaeum, lay afternoon aald: "it would be Improper I for ire or any Of Ihe trustees tO explaln for publlca tlon why Mr. Renwlek'a gifl was not accepted. We wanl to Offend no one, nor do we want to prejudieo ouraelvea In tbe eyea of otber frlenda who may to the muaeum valuabto bequeata. The ' executera of the eatate hive been Informed Just | why tbe gifl was decllned, and lt Is for them to make the matter p iblle, If any one dooa" .\. Oarland, one of the eNrxrts who ex amined the palntlnga for the muaeum, was aeen at hin offlce, No. 2 Wall-Bt, reaterday. He decllned ik>s Ulvcly to : iv anythina aboui the coilectton. R ?:. Renwlck, No. '-'?'? Weal Twenty-aeventh-et one of the executora, and a nepJM w <>f James den i thal any reaaon had been glven to . i tora b) the trustees for their havlng de ,.. i aiii that there were certaln pro ln the will which had Influenced the declalon. w: n asked if be would aay for publlcatlon that ? , . waa I ' i?on arni the nUt was not re celveJ, he said inoal emphatlcally, 'No." When arked aboul the genulneneaa of the palnt ;? nwlck . ' thal be knew nothing about the .t- ?' i ?? ? "i - blmaelf, bul that his unele lleeti i them when abroad yeara ago. and ^ aya v ilui d them I lahly, i, ,? : ,.- to be the general opinlun of experts and i., thla elty thal Mr. Renwlck valued his more hlgbly than the pleturea <om i ' merlti d. . , bequeat, accordlng to the t<-ims of the wll,, , . . ti t" ihe realduarj eatate. h B, Ren lai i. ;t thai the helra had not declded ? ith tbe colleetlon, bul that II w,,,; . . all pi tbllll be k< p( In the famliy. ! World'B Tair! Mijrhcsi-Award I JMPERIAL J4<5ranum Tlie STANDARD and best prcpared MOTHERS usc n preceding child birth ?X their offspring. INFANTSfrom birth tbrive on it! ThousandStheStrongcstHealthiest Children ^ "Granum-Babies," Liviaig Tcstimonials to its Valuc. BOLO pSUQOISTB EVRRYWIIHRUI Jonn Carta C: 5ont, New \ork Clty, N. Y. AN ACRE OF CfflNAWARE an ^i\l vi ^^ md aock8 and thc thousand othe, s'stcrs and cousin*, ceramcandwM not that go to make a tOB#% hiah class CHINA and GLASSV/ARE stoch 9 You can beantifq the table and sidcboard, You can ornnmcnt every room m thc fiouse, Vnu rnn rombinc ittilUu and lovdiness, Uith ZuiSmm nnd make rvenjbocly happa. not only for noW, bj f?r "lT^:lrPZ TmpriC sidc-io n,,r to noikin,, Tkm an hints?not one in a hundredi I ;irKe 3ssortmc.it ol EneJUi tft tAm Vggea, iBvarioua ' colors, reduced from ?6c. and $1 to ?*. each. EnejM) and Germgn deeorated Afoi Cracfcef Jar>, witli <tlvcr piated covera, $1; were P Soedal aseertrnenl of Austnan cut a^awware, fonmrhv. jna litvei tnot.nted Syiup Jugl and f.ream I gAeW. Smonholders, Watet WUhers, Dec*lter?, v..-~* I'owder Bbxea, OH and Vmegar Uu?ts Mijstard I'ots.Sugar BowK,etc, 95c each; th? WfM tO $2 kinda, _ , c Decorgted thin Japane? cNlU Tea Cups and MU t \ AustriiTart gl.iss VgetS, deeorated with gold, He each. 200 large openwork Baafceti md Vgees, imitaugf royal H ingarian, Sl each; uforth 11 F'.nkdiMi art irja-.* Va.es, 25c each. CenubM French rnartle Qocka, frtted '?:i:i ^ Amerkan ^-day mevernent, lateat .ittachTienti hour and half hour stnk\ JVi.50: ihouldbefHtg.|g Dretden deeorated Chgu Houd'.ir Clocks, J2; rtgu. iarly H Deeorated Cerman Chaha BoudoirClorl".SI t-.dSUt wrere 91.80 gndCt Coi.l linished BarKniet Lamps, onyx columa, gg ahadc completo, $4.50; tho usual $S grade. Fancv gold deeorated twfited Wjr Candk*, 8: eaoV usuafiy 12c. fBEGINNINO NEXT SATIRDAY THE STORE WILL BE OPF.N EVENINQS UNT.L CHRISTMAS. WOMEN'S JACKETS Gotd comes too late to aave prkei Af* the inakeri get on Ihe run Irtmgi are all your way. Here ?re about IM women's atylWi cloth Jackets. Hned and pWa Many boucle and rough dotha m the lot. Were $7.59, IU, $20, $30. Now *::.7o, 17.80, $10, $15. On Uk al 11 o0 A. M. Seiond I-'loor. Ilroadw ny. WOMEN'S UNDERSKIRTS All-wool and worsted knit UrklerskirU, 85., $1, $1.2.*, Silkl\vaist's in half I hundred styles imported and domestic, $3 to $40. Skirts of nielton. sateen, moteen ana siU TiC l?BM Also exquisite imported OfWJ at $21. ii3 to $M. Embfoi lered flannel Underskirts at $1.50 to $5. Seeiuiil Floor. MENS FURNISHINGS have one of the bnghtest corners of the store. There you can sec the r.ewest thought ol l.ondon, Pknt, New York??nd !?s to pay than you auspect Men's linglish Gloves, horse hair back, leather palms, wool hned, soft and w*rm, just Ihe thing for skat ing or drivfalg, $1 pr.. imported to sell at (B W. Men's piquc walking Gloves, patent lock iMenWf, tan lhades, $1 pr.: were $1.25. Dents walking and driving Gloves ln prut seams and pique, all Ihe newesl (had ?>. SI-75 pair. DarnVs wool and alllc lined kid cape and goat coachmg Gloves, $2.50 pr. Dents real remdeef Gloves, lined with Ime coney lur, $5.?0pr.; ufttttied, $3.50; real India antcJope. 53.2a. Men'^ dogskin, wool lined, fur top Gloves, $1 and $1.25 pair. Mcn's electric seal Gloves. wool lined. $2.50 pair. Men's plain and i.mcv silk and wool M;,'ileri, $1. $1.50 and $2; line EngHsh Mufflers, $2 to $5, Men's HOUM Coats and l)ress::ig Gowns? fu'.l Ime of imported and domestic makes. Also eiderdown and Teiry cloth Bath Robes, French and domestic. at low prices. BOOKS! BOOKS!! BOOKS!!! lajgl gj a Boofc lover WOuld j * then mdalgg, hcard of prices. Shakespeare. Edrted by Gark and WrighL lTi iteel pla'.cs a'ter Rovdoll. 1 voh ; IJmo, half ciif, |14 Our price $6.25. Charnben EncycJopedia, last edilion, H,0HJH WOtds, BOffl d'.iistrattons, 1*2 two-pagc coloml map\ 70 pUm nups. 10 voh , : o-occo. Our price $27.59. The following bound in INie English half ca'.f, gg tops, al 12-no vo'.s.: St It'l W.iverley N'ovcls. If VOH., $IZ. Cooper'i Novels, 16 yob., $16. Gu wt'i Hi-.t-.iy of Prance, 8 vob., $10. Green's Hr-tory of the English Peoj I , $$J| plutarch'a Uves, :< voh , $l._ Carlyie's Essays, l roh , $5-50. McCarthv's History of Our < >wn T me$,l vok, $lv Eton Hur.' By l.ew Wallacv, $I.M. Prince of Indu. Bv Lew Wanace, 1 vob., $3.Sl ' Dook Morc, Mntli S'.rvct. i THINK 0F THE T0TS Infants'silk Cips, excellent qualit) Iwaaggj ruche and ribbon pornpon, 50.: the $1 - Ftonnetette Short Dresses, yoke Irin i I wah rowsoi braid, pink and Uue check,6 moi lo 8 yn . fflg, Short Coats of pretty checked material. eVepogeg trimmed with toncy braid, brown and blue, 1 to 3 yrs. $1.5). Inkants' cambric, nainsook tnd lawn Short Oreaei, pleated and embrolderad yokes, edgrd widigga embrokkred ruffles, <> roos. to '?'? yn., $1; ggaj been I1.7& Children's lawn Aprons, deep fluted ruffle edged with lace, 6lo 14 yn . 50.. Children's fine lawn Aprons, hand . Igaaaui witii line open v. ry, 8 11 14 yrs, JIJi S.m'oimI I-'luor, Fixirlli AveWU*. HOLIDAY HANDKERCHIEFS Never luch Handkerchief setling in 3 Sew York store. Never mdl I Btock?SO grandly large, ? . grandly low in pri.es ltron?l?vay. HOLIDAY GLOVES Stand for tive minutes. for one mhrute, byagfgagj Glove counter and youll not wonder v . y)!arg?? n.irt of the Glove btiying of Ihe town is donc tliere. liroadway. BROADWAY Otk&IOthSts. FOURTHAVE. ^.&2L BROADWAY ,,e^ ^?*_^* *~^r f%s&& Sth.&IOA&t "Succmsow re AXStwmrt & Ceo. V^ FO'Jfrm avt. ???-.?.?-ve> SIGNATURE ? is now printed in BLUE, diagonally Wmt PERRiiNSSAEGE Sacross the OUTSIDE wrapper of every bottle of \ t ? \ , , ,??,-?--_.- _,. .., ,_?_, e (j The Orlgioal and Qenulne WORCESTERSHIRE, as a further pro- J 9 ( tection ogainst ail imitations. ? , | AgenUfoftheUnltedStatee. JOHN DUNCAN'S SONS , N. Y. J faj<a>Q*>ajag>a|^,#<g>B)^fa^g>^.aa^ -?-?^?<->?-?v?-?^^*~ 1 ??* eg>a> og?gjaf CBABQB8 A0AIK8T PBB8T0B DISUlSSfiD OOVBRMOR ?i<diT<>X says THB dBCOMBTAHCBB DO NOT .irsriKY AMOTHBR IXVKSTK! \TION OF THB I'.a.vk gUPBKIrfTEBDBMT. Albany, Dec. IL?Oovernor Morton to-day lssued an orde- dlsmisalny the rharjfea brought ajratnst Char>s M Preston, Btate Superlntendent of Hanks, preferred by ihe depositors' organlzatlon of the rommercial Hank, of Urooklyn. Bnperlntendeat Preaton'B term explres ln May next, but lt is ex pected that he will resijrn his offlee, to take effect on January 1. Mr 1'reaton Is presldent of the Equltabla BeeurtUea Company, af N^w-York ruy, and this company Will COttM wlthln* the ^up'-rvlslon of the State Panking Department on January 1. Aa the law prohlblta any employe of the Hanklng I?e partment from beln* connected with any tlnanelal luatltutlon under the supervlslon of the Depart nmt. lt la expected that Bupertntendettt Pre.non WtU re sisrn n.s Superlnfndeiit of Panks at the md of the present month. In BphoMIng Mr. Prfsto-i's ofHelal aetlon. and in dismlssing tha chartfes, Oovernor Morton refcrs to the lnqulry by Governor Fiower Into alanlUr crnrie* and Oovernor Flower's aetlon ln dlsrnlsalng them. and say? that In his Judgment the ebargaa do r ot Justlfy anotber InvestMjution lio\ernor Morton aays ln eonelnalon: Mr. Preaton haa been Superlntendent of Pan.ia slnce December, 1.SW. The rtrst examlnatlon of the I'ommerrla! Hank f.fter he becama Huperliit^ndent wa.? made June B), ISJO, and it then appeared P-at the iiunk had a aurp.ua of I'l.Sll 17 over and above ui; its !lali;!ltle?. Ineiuding its Capltal ll ^k. There was a apeda! examlnatlon December 5, 1100, aug geated by tha genera, tlnanelal depreaaion ol that year, und It then appeared that the capltal of the bank waa impaired to the amoual of $u.o;jo gf, Tbe next day th>- Buperlntendtnt. actlng under ihe authorlty conferred by th<- Banklng law, dlrecti l thla deflciency to be mada good at once, and wuhln three daya there was paid lo the imi'.k m ijsU 53I.WSS, and wlthln sixty daya a t^tU of $i.\045 77. all of whlch w is rea'.i/.ed from paat dne paper, whlch im i been dlaa'.lowed In thi examlnatlon :'.s worthleaa. The r.ext regular examlnatlon under the law was made !n Septcmber, 1851, ind Ii appeared thal there w?h an Impu rmeM of capltal of tlio Imnk of 137,115 SS L'pon tl.e recelpt of this report of the examlner, tne Buperlntendenl al once peraonally vlslted tne bank, as he says. "for the purpoai of requlrlng that this aum be made good, or i^ aa -? on of the bank, aa minht bo eonaldereil neceaaary." He peraorally made an examlnatlon of :li" paper of the bank and readjuated the \alua tlon of :!'.'? real eatate upon erhal he con 1 aatlafactory evldanea of its actual ralue Wlthln three daya from thla examlnatlon there w.is pa i in coah fi'..TT; ss, oa paper whlch ha.i been d allpwad by tha examlner a-< doubtful and arorth leaa, and wlthln alxt) daya a total of Bt,ONgt, so thal there ?.i-- an actual aurplua .>f aboui Ji I.9C0 There \\a< another regular examlnatlon Octooer 4, igtt, it was then found thal the bank ha.i a aur? plua of M,gB)4B, after relectlng a? doubtful and arnrthleea proraiaeory notea amountlng tq IUbV 25711 There haa been no examlnatlon mada aln:e by the Banklna Department. The bank made quarterh n orti n December, IBjg and in Harch and June, Igtt, all of whlch , ared .t to be In a aolvenl con lition, and, a< c ? I inc. i,i it>? own BBtlmatea, to poeeeaa a reaaonable aurplua, it la now olalmaid t'>?t theae reporta were nol true, bul ,t ;h nol cla med thal any in.',".M ,,n roncernlng the ailegad falalty waa made to tbe guper'.ntendent <o- thal there aaare ,ny rlrcum itancea ronna ted \vl:h the managemenl of tlx> hank vvhi.ii regulrad an axam atlon dur? Ing thla oer'.od. The bank doea nol aeem lo have been atrong, but durlns all thla pei od II Beema to have been actually aolveat, although th< \\ i- nol al any tlme rery large. fhe banli a ?-. ui?aiile to res si ihe ?lT. -t of ihe lUMtndal dl ? on ot IgaB, and cloaed its doora on the L3th of Auguat Tne Iouhh partlcularly crltlclaed me taoae ma<le t,i ibe Bl Kevin Hlntng Company and to Paul C Orenlng, tbe flrat of whlch waa aecured to the amount of 18J.C0), whl<h la the extcnt to whlch the For tliirty years we have been uslnfj ail our brains and skill and nioney just to make the best shirts in the world. Itinoney would make a better shirt, we would make it. Made to measnre. slx for $9.00; latinfl"'!, six for 11*1 ready to wear, $1.50 *aoh. Kecp n'f'g Company, Broadway. bet. Ilth & 12th StJ. Hranch BtOBM in lV-nr.-n apl r::i'i.!<-'.; r-.'n._ Hanklng C*->artment conaldercd th* loan good. Thla couataral has been full/ reallae I alaee t0? liank elosed its doors. The loan : > Oreniag amounted to a Httlo over ftt&OOO it aeema that the recelver voluntarlly made aome deductlflna in Hettlement and recelved $120.0i? upon this laan. 9omo of thc paper held by the bank. and wh:cb was au|>po3e<l to be koo-1, prove-1 to be ;aooh(Ctl ble after the railure of the bank; but tho fict that the recelver haa already rcalized a auffi.'tent amount from the aaaeta, after deducting expanaa* to noarly pav the depoaltora in full, la, I thlna. very Htronn evldenee that if the Bnanclal pealc ? 18U3 had not oeourred the bank need not h?ra oloaed Ita doora. I think that tho ^perlnteooaal aoted promptly and with due rcjrar 1 t 'h-1 inter ests of ail ooncerned ln the affalrs of this bafla ani that no further inveetlaatlon of the eheitaBBl neceaaary. Thoy are, tberefore, diamlaa 1 PROBABLT LOST Wim AIT. OV P01RD. S.in Franolsro. Dec. 11.-Tho b.irk Theobald, C*p tain Bwan, bringa newa of tho prahafcte I aai af the soiion.-r Blaroed with aii bnada. Th?- Bcheeaef ti now far behlad tlnie ar.d tho Bgaat gaagUtM have iicie hene thal ahe la BtUI afloat. Bhe wea gea> manded by Captaln W'ym.ms, and la auppeaiA to havo gone down aomewbere betweea Coee'i I0*** an.l QUSb r Ba] . - m ut: is WABfBB /.v j/4.vi UAtBB Now-orlo.ins, Dec. 11.-Dr. Wllliam f H.immor.d. a woll-known crimlnal w.tnte.l In vari.us ptfH of tho eouatry fbr areeei, agjarder, Baargtary, ete?, wl* arreatad kare this mornlng by ihe iu< ii poltca !'? la charged with txtln ; a (Ugttlve from Juetlce ttv!U ihe Btate of Florida and la *aiu te be ?eatea w Ifalno and many other Btatea agB da?M nuvusiKn HMJM iWtCtBB, Beraaard n.hr. seveniy-four irean eld, of Ka 1J* Av.-nue 1). attempted xuloldo at hla home at >'-ooa reeterday by taking pari* gyeea. Be ??* r':^ Jf t-i Bettovae atoggahal ln a preoarloua oondttion. Beht waa a ahoe drummer for m.iny reara ?n* al one tfgge ?Bde pteaty of money. ^or some t'me. however. he haa done nothlm,'. and h?- bef* extremely poor lle llved with hla marrlcd < ali?JJ. ter, Mra Ida Kietn. who^o huaband la a ?l|-i,^:r maker. He hud been deepondenl lately l""-ll*\.i. h.* Impoveriahcd condltlon, He went uptown ra? da) to xet aatne monej that araa due h.m. ? returned honie much dejected bi-oauso th* niou a araa nut pald to hlm. .m? LET'S GO TO FLINT'S, yer? aiv aaylna- A wealth o fur thore who want s<>cU turn 45 Wcst 23d Strcet. Cbrtotnaaa buyer* aiv aaylng. A w*alth of ?agBaBJ tliuae Wurda for tho?e who want good furnltura.