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* PAGES 25 TO 32. ? /?V* SUNDAY EDITION. JANUARY 26, 1896.1 IX THK CYCLING WORLD. ECJi0ES OF THK BIG BHOW IN THK MADI* SON BQVARE OARDEN. PROPxYJ-P- I-WHBLATKH*. AT Al.RANT TIIF. WHEEL rjj i/.Ki: HAVING WSRVICI -NO INTKBMIffllOM ? K CRC8ADE l">>li Ot> .!> ROAD*. r, w.lS ,,?' -i,ui-s-. Impoaalble for one to ae? ,. , .j,;.,) ., fragmenl of tbe cycle exhlbltlon in the big Madlson H iuare Oarden nt a alngle rialt, though ? nc rould do falrly well if he waa (1|1 )..,,, ;, | rompt.3 al I o'cloek or llngered dur ?ng whal ii4 the dlnner hour for moal New Yorkera A man who was ;it the show every day .,f the week and took particular palna t.> l.-uii what was golng on aald, after ihe <-x hiMtion was more than iwlf over, that every be mel eome one else wh., had been there his attentlon was called t,, aome Intereatlng thlng whlch he had overlooked In hls rounds. The crowda alone were worth seeing, as thoae who looked down at them from the boxea can teatafy. To make one'g way from one end af the hiiiidiiiff to tho other when the crowda wera denaeet waa a task of greal dlfBculty, and it was nut wlthout danger to one'a clothlng. s ,me of the wheehi on exhlbltlon at the Oarden ; in flnlah anythlng fv.i' attempted In the cycling llne before. The oplnlon seema to be gen t'rai that the exterlor Bnlah for the cornlng whael WIU i,? aomethlng other than enameL Enainel, bo matter how carefully pul on> ls bound to c ,,,.:, off after ? <'? rtain amount of uaage. 0110 cannot bandle a whael, no matter how careful be may be, bo as 1 1 av dd thla Many seem to thlnk thal a gun-barrel flnlsh wlll be uaed more in the futuii. whlle stlll othera argue that thls sort of flnlsh d iea n >1 lit the blll There is one wheel at the Oarden flnlshed wlth ? klnd of composltlon, .,. the effe t la beautlful. If appearance ls t- stworthy, the flnlsh oughl I 1 prove to be a laatlng ? ne. The frame looks llke a compromlse ? ii a gun-barrel flnlah and an enamel. One wn< ; vhlch waa exhlblted In a rather out-of Ihe-way place in >ne of the balcontea, was a model of beauty and grace, bul owlng to its iltuatl, n dld not attracl a> mueh attentlon as lt ? ;;i 1 hav done, had it been on the maln tl >or of the ' lardi n, lt la flirlahed with a klnd of onyx, and thi makere guarantee that lt is more laatlng than elther the gun-barrel or enamel flnlanes. Another pecullarlty aboul the wheel is that the forks are oval In ahape, almost to roundneea. The maker Baya that addltlonal atrengtb ls thua galned ln the forka People wh > vlslted the Oarden and expected to if- many new Ideaa explolted are pr bably dla gppolnted with the reaull of the exhlbltlon. lt la remarkable bow few really new Inventloni were on exhlbltlon. It is the oplnlon of experta that the preaeni dlam nd frame la the moat deatrable thar has been placed before the public. Two dlf ferent atylea of trlangular framea were ahown. bm nrtther attra t- i the favorable attentlon that themakeri had expected. A practlcal test of the one containlng the arrangemenl by whlch tne handle-bara came around from the rear sei ?? 1 m re feaslble in theory than In actual pracl Th.- other trlangular frame had the handle-bara ln th.' regular poaltlon. Excepl as an oddlty, the machlne attracted llttle attentlon. More in genulty has been sh,wn In the manufacture f tandems, quada and sextuplets. Th-re were two scxtuplets on exhlbltlon, and a ra ,- between the two at one of the cornlng meets would attract a tremendous crowd "f people. It is de.-lared that with theae machlnea property mann.-d, if ridera ar- able to r. tain their s-ats. a inlle ran he done in ol.se t?. me mlnute. It wlll take, however, a remarkably cool-headed man. wlth muacles of Bteal, to sit on the fmnt seat and gulde the wheel. Whlle the average rider of a wheel knows llttle about the mechanical oonstruotlon of his ma? chlne. he is at least becocnlng expert in the mat? ter of gears and weight. Probably of the thou sand wheels on exhlbltlon, coBBpauratlvely few welghed within a pound or two of their alleg-d j weights. The manufacturera argue, pnaalbly, that the public is crazy over llght wheels, and th-v i--F.ll/e that extremely light wheels ,-annot be "made servlceable f-T r>ad use. Poaalbly a man if purchaalng ? twenty-two-pound wheel, will be aatlafled BO long as he doea m>t know It actually w.-ighs twenty-four pounda In thla re apect i.i, yclea are unlike flsh yarna, f >r ;he wheel generally welgha mu-h more, whlle the llsh welgha mueh leaa than ln the storiea Wheelmen everywhere ,-annot fall tr. be pro foundly Intereeted ln th" <ff,.rts which are )>elng put forth to compel iailroa.l companlea to cany blcycles free, or al any rate for a BotnlnaJ conslderatlon. Th.- subjecl has been taken up in th.- Leglalature of th. Btate, and Hkewlae ln Congresa Al Albany ? number ,,f bllls have been introdu-"1 affectlng tli" bl cycHng fraternlty, and more than one on tha sunj'-ct of the wheel as baggage. Thls is a matter which th. League >,f Ameriean Wheel* m<-u ought to push as energetlcalty as poaalble, Th.-re are thr.se who belleve that lf the quea? tlon were earrled Into th-- courta lt would be declded thut the rallroada must accept blcyclea aa pereonal baggage. and giv.- tbem free car riaKe. To reavcb a declaton, nnai an.l autborl tatlve on sii'-h ? queatlon would tak.- conalder? able time. The stmple and easy way la rather, to paaa ? l?w decmring that they are baggage. The rallroada would th.-n feel under obllga* tiona to provide in.-aiis ..f carrytng th.-m with rcasonable safety, |ual as they now run bag* gage-can for the transportatlon of trunka lt la probable thal few wheelmen would objest to algnlng a releaae, if their machlnea c ruld be checked and a guarantee thus glven that they would not be dellvered to any one other than th.- owner. Whatever law is pasaed ahould ap pl3 to all common carrl ra, for on aome sl am boat llnea outrageoua chargea wera exacted fi, in wh- elmen last year. N t l og ago the public was Informed that the Whael bad been uai i succeaafully by botanlata, entomol glsts and the llke ln the pursuit of the objecta dear to them. and lt was polnted out that ? ? were thus able to cover mueh larger areas than ln the days when they were compelled to trust to their feet alone. Now comes ? new use for tbe bteye'e, for II haa been Impreaaed Inl i th?- aervlce of th- Oovernment Llfe-Bavlng Ber Down <-n th.- coast of New-Jeraey a bl? cycle has been purchaaed by the crew ,,f one of the llfe-aavlng Btatlona, and ll is to be used hv tha men in patrolllng th.- beach. It is urged thal it wlll enable them, on alghtlng a wreck, to report it ai th<- statlon and necure help mu ii more qulckly than would otherwlae be ;h oase. The only doubt arlae* regarding the queatlon whether a blcycle can i?- uaed on th- "ealt aea Band" at all atagea of th- tlde. Thoae wh , have attempted to rlde ..: ng ihe ahore know that it ls u easy .peratl ri when thi 'i'i- I" do*n and th.-r.. is not a heavy s.-a on It la dlfrer ent. bowever, when thi tlde is up an.l th" rwer has t,, betake bimaelf lo the -"ft sand wbicn ha* nol been wetted, anl int-, which his vvli-i "inks treacheroualy. The writer has trted it '?ti th<- coaal of Long laland, and kn rwa wnal he la talklng about. if i,i-j.-an be uaed by llfe-aavera down ln Jeraey, though, there seema n. good reason why they cannol ba used 811 along our coaata, An encouraning Item comes fi ,m Passal . w. J. a lowa whlch i- often reached by rldera of th- BaatropoUtan dlatrlct wh> croaa th<- North Rlvar. it is that ih- Mayor has recommended the BMcadamislaf oi ha.f g doaen ilwrot^hfaraa, the Improvement <?! whlcb has long I,.-1 n 3 subject ol discus.si'.n ln tha Councll. It la ba? Uaved that the dedded stand taker. by the Mayor may lead t<> daflnlte aetlon belng taken durlng the present year. Hls re<- imrnendation oa this subjo-t ls regarded aa tha moat lmpor tan; feature of hls messagc. It wlll bo exfeedingly gratifving to ihe wh?5l men ?>f Brooklyn to learn that the offlclals of the Department af City Workg are sngaged in examlnlng varlous IntTaaotlOllB on stn-ets v hioh have been provid-d with asphalt pavnic ".ts, wlth th-4 view to having the crossing of car trar-ks, eta, att.-nded t,, oarly next year. As has be.-n announevd. fou* orosslngs on Bedford ave., those nt Da Kalb-av.-.. r,ates-av... I'Ut aaaa-ava, and Batwen-aa., have be~ri taken ln hand and oontracta wara m;..!,- late la 'he fall fer i.oing th- work. Tbara are boom oa Haa* cook-st. and Jeflei-Bon-ave. thal re.|ulre atten? tlon. The hiatus In th- new bri >k pavement on MeDonough-st.. at Tompklns-ave., has been arranged for. and the Brooklyn Helghta P.&ll road Company has agroed to bear the expenae of placing the pavoment hotwoon the oar tracka. ')n Nevlna-at., too, tho briok pnvement i? to be curri.-d rlght acroaa Atlnntlc-nve., where .1 good teat of its wearlng qualltlea will bo hai. Last year over nlne mllea ..f asphalt pavement were lald in Brooklyn; the plana now under way, when carrled out. will glve the Clt) .t lenat ten mllea addltlonnl, nnd it is altogethcr probable that ;i conalderable number <.f ad? dltlonnl contmcta will be made. Th>- wheel men <>f New-York'e blggeat auburb ar.- noplng that th.- new Commlaaloner >.' Clty Worka and of Parka win be as aollcttoua for thoir welfare .-.s Mr. Whlte and Mr. Bquler hav. been durlng the Iaal two yeara. Blcyclea *re au b v*lu*ble property nowndaya th..! every one ahould i? enreful not t.. Ie*ve i. wheel ln a place where it co'iW be carrled "ff , aally. Bteallng "f wheela in the large cltlea haa iit.-n partlcularly notlceable ln tba !;.st aeaaon, many tbefta hnvlng i.:i made whlle th.- ma chlne st.l agalnat th.- alde of a bouae, and only fpr a tnoment, whlle the owner was Inalde. Agaln and agaln thls thing haa happonod, nnd tho owner has come out In porhnp?? a mlnnto or two to flnd hls wheol gone or r-atch a vlow of the thlof flylng down tho atreet at breakn*vk apood. In .ird>-r to prevenl th.-ffs of thi* klnd and deteot and brlnK to Juatlce gvery blcyde thlof that can iv .-aiiKht. th" Pope Manufacturlng Company, of llartford, has wlaely offered :i rewnrd of $?'??? for th.- arreat ,.f any ihi.-f who has atolen a Columbla blcycl?. Thlcvos have become wary of Inylng thelr hands .?n Columbla wheela. In nny caao. It l- well to look a mnchlne when leaving lt, even if only for a ehort tlme. Thoro is no no .-sslty ..f burnlng out a pnnctiire ln a Blngle-tube tlre When repalrlnc; It wlth a plug pntcb. Tho burnlng out. of courae, mnkea a Bmoother nnd noat.-r Job. but lt ls not at nll e? pontial lf a blnnt-odRe p*tch wlth a large area i.f patch aurface ls us.-d aml Inaerted property, an.l It will hold qulte as well as- though tho puncture hud 1.n burned out nnd amoothed >.ff. Blcyclea nre fa?t becomlng a popular ne.-osalty on ynchta nnd excurslon ateamera, partlcularly thoae maklng wlnter trlp* ln Bouthern wntera. The ya htaman flnda a wheel "f tho greateal convenlence and a moal rnjoynble, as well na popular, way of <?:?? ni-ir.g and trnvolllnK about when ash.-ro. if all the ateamera that make Bouthern wlnter trlp* from New-Tork were to keep a number of blcyclea <.n board, ther* is hardly a doubl that theae wheels would pay f..r themaelvea in a short tlme. When touchlng nt the vartouB porta it would not only k>\" the paeaenger a ehance to go ashiro and get rld <.f his aea lega, bul afford him tho qulckest, cheap esl and eaaleal way of aeelng th.- sitrhts an.'. gettlng ;i conBtltutlonal at th.- samo tlme. ln theae day*, when everybody rldea a blcyde, it would do th.- touriat'fl hearl | -1 t > h*ve ;i ehance for a apln over the roada of a forelgn c tuntry. _ Every enreful rlder, and partlcularly thoae who aro in tho habit of taklng long Jnunta over rough nads and through an unacqualnted coun try. ahould iak?- th- precautlon -'f carrylng a repalr kit. for even the beat of iir. s aro ilable !,. puncture. The repalrlng pf a alngle tube tlre haa now become so eaay by reaaon ..f tho ,? ,m ),; -,,. llttle pocket repalr k;t-. tb.it by f. Ilowing the proper dlrectlona ihe moal Inexpertenced novlce cannot f?ll t" gel a reault that ls al together B*tl*f*ctory ?nd permanent. Ther* ia an additionai feellng <.f aafety to th- rlder who has a kit of thls klnd tn his pocket !n caao ,,f emergenclea, and. though he may never bava a tlre accldent "f any klnd, thor.- ia socurity in havitiK tho neceaanry outfrt along An ollcnn I.- more or leaa a source <.f worry and nnnoynnce. ln the f)r*t place, ono can never tell .1ust how mn.-h thoro ls In lt by almply shakini; It. And thon when one la oillng the boariiiirs ha can n*ver t.-n just h-.w much .< g.lng in. or, In f*ct, whothor any Ib golng ln. And all thla, no matter what klnd of oilerf* uaed; thov are all aliko ln thla "g"ing lt bllnd. fatling almply b*cnu*a -me cannot aee the oll ln tho ran. And agaln, lt one desln-s to otl th. chntn It ta a c**e of elthe* too much or t llttle. ln th.-ao days of Inniim.-r.ibb- Inventlona anl BUggeetlona for th.- plaaanre aad eomfort of tho bi.-v.-llat. Tho Trlhtine offera a BUggeatlon to eover theae objectlon* lt la chenp?oo*ta only ,i cenfta and can be found at any drug atore. It '.s called a "dropper"?? llttlo glas* tube, P'.int'-d at one end and wlth a ruhber bulb on the "ther end. Try it nnd you Wlll Und lt a perpetual Joy. Y,.u wlll be able t" aee thal every drop goea to the riKht si?? ? t. If lt Ib I - Blred t> uso vaaellne, brenk "ff a part of tho ?harp ond ... enlarge tho aperture, remove tho rubber bulb and Rll the lubi from that end. 77//; BBODE ISLAND LB0I8LATVBE. IT IS PERPLKXKD OVER THB QUEgTION 0? THB BTATSra FINANCtAL 0OKD1T1OM AFFA1R8 IX PHOVIDENCE. ProvMence, Jan. 9 (BpecUl). Th* Leglelatur. eonvened on Tueaday for th.- long aeaalon, and al ready ha" aeveral IntereaUng probtetna to dlapoae <.f Th* flrat and moal important Is that of the rlnanclal condltlon of th* Btate. A year ago ther.- was a Bur? plua Of 8H0.888, now ther.- ls n detl.-lt of 180.008 Th* comlng year the expenae* ar* llkely to esceed th* natural Income by another .jiiarter of . mllllon dol? iar.. The Conatltutloa of th. Btata doos nol permlt the l.oxialHtur.- 10 boiTOW motiey to u greater rx tt-tit than 8G0.000. Th. <>nly way out of th<- difllculty la tho narolng of i>onds, and th- Oovernor r.-,.i menda lhat th* eoneent of tbe people be a.ked *l ? ap? Ial electlon for the laauing of 1600,.?nd?. Tho preaenl rlnanclal condltlon la du? to the extraor dlnary expenae* ln th* way of perman?ni Im provementa, roch a* th* bulldlng of a Btate N Bchool, conatructlon of ana >rl*8, courthouata, brldges and similar permaneni Improvem mla. Accordlng to tn* Inatructlon. of tbe <'ity Counell ol Provldence, ? blll h*? b*?n preaented, provtd Ing for the placinK of th* Polloe Departmenl under the control of a PoHc* Commlaalon Whlle thla movement had had the aupport of tbe Clty Coum II whlch went out of oxlhtd.ce at th* ClO** of UM, It Ih not approvd hy tlio pr****l Mayor. and na the now Clty Counell contaln* a karg* proportlon of new ii.en the commhnaon ld*n la not *upport*d by th* preaenl Counell. it la n*t lmprob?b:?, bowever, that tbe dealred cb*nge wlll b- nad. by tba A i.iiV't'.'r an act provldlng for the amendmenl of th.- general lawa relallng to the drawlng of Jurlea waa Introduced. Thla blll provkl** for the Increaae : the iiiimi.er of grand Juror* ... ba taken rrom the clty of Provldence. Recently lt has rrequently been the .?as- thal Provldence haa nol been repreaented on Ihe Orand .iwrv. although ? ?arge proportlon of th. eaaea comlng betore u are Provldence can i. %.1l ti ? tiiik ..:' oppo.:tlon to the electlon of Pred erlch M Backetl a. Adjutant-Oeneral rlattened oul c.tn,,lct.lv on VVedni - laf. and ?,?? was elected to the place to whlch Oovernor l.tppitt had temporarllj appolnted hlm bv a unanlmou. vote. ih.- Buprem. Court has declded adveraely on the oetlt on of Lawrence C, Keegaa f." .? new trlal, and |?. ha. i.n aentenced to llfe Imprleonmenl foi th. murder of Emlly rhamber. In th. Bcltuat. wooda s, methlng mori than a year .(??. Th<- wll of the Iat. John McAualan provldea 'hat his Intereat in the Callender, McAualan A Troop Company ahall remaln unchanged, thua provldlng for thi permanency <>r the largeal retall houae ol the city Mr. McAualan mad* r.o publlc i?-.|iic*ts of any na,... _ ,, ,, , \t the meetlng of ihe Common Counell Mon iay nlgbl * resolutlon was adopted dirornni? the I'nlon Hiiiroa l Company to remove What Cheer cottage fr.an Boger Wllllami Park. Thls ia the strin-iure over whlch ther- was conalderab.e controveray .-???\ ,,.,; month. ago. and whlch th* clty c*me naar buvln* at ? larg* enluatlon. Tho Board of A,I-r iii-n referred the reaolutlon ... lha P*rk Commla alonera. together wlth a reaolutlon dlrectlna them t? i rocure plana an l . ailmatea for a .-asmo bulldlng to take th. plae* <>r th.- cotug* now own.i by the rallroad compani It is atatei authontatlvely from h'Kh Ii-mooratlo aourcea that John B. Kendrlck. the preaenl I'nlted gtatea M.u.-hai for thla diatrlct, will he ancceeded i,\ John T. Iirlnan. Tie flral "i the twe.ve thlrty-footera to bo built hv the Herreahoff Manufactuilng Companj at Brla ,',i was launche-l on Thuraday. Ther* ar. four mora <?f these bOAtfl un<\or conatructlon at tbe (om anv'a .hopa at >hc preaenl time. Tho ko, l for one J;"li? ,,",,!.!o-boata la belng lald In the aouth ahop. where th* Defebder was bullt ThVra aeema to be a proapect of u trial of the , .m brought hv ex-Mayor Frank P. Olnar agaln.t ax^lderman rfenry C. Clarh for llbel. Mr. Clark rr.da aut*m*nt. over htp own aignatur* m a local newapapei bel ro tho alactlon. to whlch ex-Mayor Olney take* excnptlon. _ 1 DIXXER FOi: /?. /'. KEITB. Ilosion. Jan. ? (f*P*?l*D.-R P. Kelth ownc- of Kci.h'a Th.-atre. wlll ceUbraM hla liftleth birthl.iv to morrow evenlng ln an iiniisually pl.-asan. manner. .1 number of ,-orsonal frl.-nda have Invlted hlm to a 2,an? Bl tba llot'l Hmr-swl-k. wh.n a BOUd *llV*T ';..,-,. wl.l b,- Pre-entcl toh.tn. It ls th* gtfl of i.v,.s of Mr K*ith'a four UaMtra*. Iti BO* '"' Tl'V'-rk PWhvdrtphl* and Provldence. Mr. ,on' ,N,' I. i-H.'-rl 'n Horton aa a mode! manage:-. He J.<,in' "JTKih'e ton*"and char?ct*r of v^ude^le per. oVm" . ' . and ?o-day h.s houa* la patron.aad b. - b*?p?onie >? M*w-?nala?*a, A HARLEM KILL8 CANAL. THK PROJECT WHICH CHARLEfl BTOUOH TON H.\s AGITATED !"? >K TEAR8, 1T Will'!.!) 8UPPLEMBNT TIIK HARI.EM RIVEH WATERWAT?IT8 IMPORTANCE TO WEBTEBU COMMERCE OONOREMMAN LOW8 B1LL An elderly man wlth keen brighl ryea, a wlry frame suggeatlve ,-f New-England blrth, and a Bprtghtly energctlc manner alta dally a' hls home in Tremoni poring oVer booka and mapa and writlng memoriala and clrculara in th- at templ i" Induce Congresa i" make the Improve meiH whlch he has advocated for many yeara in the Intereata ,,f commerce in tb.- upper part of tb.- -ity. He ls Charlea Btoughton. who was for nearlv flfty yeara a merchant, bul wh,, has largely glven up his buslneaa to urge the adop* tlon >,f his favorlte meaaure. Mr. Btoughton was l.orn in Maeaachuaetta, and for flfteen years of his buslneaa llfe travelled to diffet-ent parts of the eountry. spondlng mueh of hls tlme ln Mew Orlenns. He came to New-York in lltf, and has llved most .,f the tlme alnce ln ihe dlstrict be y,nd the Harlem Riv-.-r. Hla efforta for Increaa Ing commerclal facllttlea along and near the Harlem Rlver were formulated twenty yeara ago, aml had been the gubjecl >,r mueh thougbt and ronalderatlon before that tlme. Tbe Harlem Bhip Canal was one of th- plani upon whlch li-- si- nt mueh llme and money. There had been surveya and mueh dcaultory talk of the wldenlng and deepenlng of the rhan n-1 and the bulldlng of .t i.-inii between the Harlem Rlver aml the Hudaon Rlver before lVTG. i,in no money had been approprtated and no a.-tlv-e meaaurea had been taken to aecure the carrylng oul <>f the acheme. ln October, Iffff, Mr. Btoughton aent i" many residents of Ihe dlstricl beyond the Harlem Rlver an InvlUtlon lo a "nelghborly soclable," to be held on October 17. at his home. Doston-ave. and One-hundred and slxty-flfth-st. ThoBe I i whora InvlUtlona were senl were aaked tn dis, uss queatlons as t,. whether Porl Morria waa n?l the central polnl at whlch commerclal | rodu< ta from Europe could MAP MIOWINf. PROPOSKD WAI, be most cheaply and expedltloualy recelved and dlatributed lo polnta In the Unlted Bl >??" and Jaj.an and Chlna. it w i* BUggested th.it the Harlem Rlver and the ereeks flowlng Into Um Hudson could be d epenad and wtdened into a navlgabls channd for a smaii sum. ih* benefRa to be obtalned conaldared, and rallroad and Bteamahtp llnea mlghl be Induced t,. have t. r mlnals al Porl Mm l ls. THE P1R9T APPROPRIATU ?N In conaequence of Mr. Btoughton'a clrcular ? rall was Isaued by Oouverneur Morrls, II P I>- Oraff. Ihe prealdenl of Ihe Bowerj Natlonal Bimk, Jordan I. Mott. Jud ??? Ertw t Hall ind other promlnenl rltlzena of the northern parl the plty f,.r another meetlng. lo be held al Mr. Btoughton'a houae In November. A netltlon was subsequently prepared addreaaed to Congreas, and asklng for approprlatlona for the Impi ??? m-nt of the Harlem Rlvi i and thi bulldli i tbe ahlp canal Mi Btoughton wenl to IVosh Ington, and largelj through hla efforta Con* gr.-ss appropriated 1300.000 ln June, 1878, and addltlonal granti were aubaequently made b) ..th.-r Congreaaea. The bulldlng of the Bhlp ca Dai and the recenl completlon ,,f ihe work of unltlng the Huda n and Eaal rlvera have fol lowed. Throughoul the yeara aubsequent to Ihe move menl among North Blde realdenta Mr. Btough? ton has spenl mueh money and devoted s large part of hls tlme to aecurtng approprtatlt?na and otherwlae forwardlng the shlp canal and other ,,.,,|. u He made nn efforl to buy lha i ?ary land nnd bulld the shlp canal for $970. a sum mueh lesa than thal foi whlch the work was flnally flnlshed. He belleves thal work car rled on tbrough the englneera ><t the War l ?? part men l la far more expenalve and leai factor* than thal whlch may b< dom through privat.? Indlvlduals. Bome of the stone vv irk In the recently completed canal is referred lo as showlng the Inefllclency of the Oovernment workmen or the laxlty -.f the nupervlBlon maln talned by the Oovernment offlclala. The preaeni projeel In which Mr. Btoughton is Intereated ls the bulldlng; <>f a canal through the Harlem Kllla Theae are ahallow, crooked nnd narrow waterwaya between the ooutbeaat ern end of the Harlem Rlver and the deep, broad bay al Porl Morrls, The route ortglnally 1.-.i.i ,,nr for tr.itli,- through Ihe Harlem Rlver at the eaatern end la souib. between Randall'a and w.ud- i.-iaiids, and Harlem to ll-ll Oate. The objectlon t<> thla route la thal it leada Into Bhal low ind langeroua watera, and that Europ**an steamera could Bnd no pla ?? ial which they could ||?j to Iranaf r frelghi or paaaengera if the upper parl of the rlty ahould berome, aa its realdenta bope. g largi dlatrlbutlng polnt. The north. rn route, whlch Mr. Btoughton fa vora, leada to the parl of the Eaal Rlver border Ing on Port Morria. The Bay at that polnt 19 <i>- ply aheltered and easlly accesalble by larsc steamera golng through Long faland Bound. The water ls from ilfty to seventy-flve feet .1. > p, and v.-ss ls can come cloae to the .;h<>-e. Mo long plera wlll be ne< essary. Th< N< w-Tork and New-Haven Railway already haa ? termlnua near Porl Morria, and the New-York Central and New-Tork and Harlem rallwaya own mueh l.Hii near One-hundred-and-thlrty-elghth-st. and ai mg the Harlem Rlver, The I ngth of tae canal would be 1,400 feet, and at some polnta there ls n channel which m d only I.acavated a few feel deeper. WHAT IT WOI71 D COST. Oeneral John Newton, of th" ITnlted Btatea Bngtneer Corpa, reported as long ago as 1881 upon the expense of the ?propoaed channel through tli- Harlem Kllla. Heaald in hla report to th- chlef of englneera: "Tl.bject of Im provlng the channel through the Harlem Kllla is to form a shorter aml more convenlent pas sajre from ihe Harlem into tbe Kant Rlver, than bv followlng the curse of the former to the present JuncUon <>f the tWO rlvers BOUth of Ward'a isiand." He eatlmated thal it would coal nearly thre,. and one-half mllllona t,. com* plete a channel 300 feet wide and eijrht.en feet deep. por a depth ..r iirt*.'!i i'.'.-t J2.noo.ooo would h- neceaaary, and for a depth of twelve feet, 81, 161,000, II.' belleved that a depth ot flfteen feel would be Bufllclent Since this eatlmal ? was mad,- the work of the Harlem Bhlp Canal hog been in progresa and has l.n practlcally fln Ished, but tbe eaatern termlnua of the canal re naalna unlraproved. Mr. Btoughton haa it ?ii" time and another secured from buslneaa men in aeveral parte >>f the country requeata that Con? gresa paaa a blll, under whlch Mr. Btoughton .in! his assi ci.it, s mlght carry oul their plana f,,r builditiK th,- Harlem Kllla Canal. Th.- New Tork State Leglalature haa paaaed a concurrenl reeolutton favortng auch aetlon. the New-Tork Chamberof Commerce and th.> New-Tork l'- ard ,,f Trade and Tranaportatlon have advQcated ;t. the Chlcago Board of Trade haa been repreaent ,.,l b) many of Ita rn,.st Influential members. a.nd men Intercated in th" commerce ,,:' Detroit, [ndlanapolla, Buffalo, Phlladelphla and i'..:-i son havu unit.-d In aaklng that the w..rk should h<- earri-d on Bccordlng to the piana already mad.-. Pasarngrra and mai'.s could, th.-s,- bualneas men shv. be eivrri.il nt mueh leaa rxpense and tnu.-h m-.re qulckly through Port Morrts than the preaeni route s..ui)i of Long Isiand and by Bandy H?,k. The carrlr.K.- of frelghl could ul*., be ma.l.. more . xr"''iii"is nnd cheaper. One of Benator Logan'a Ihm public acta waa to preaeni 3 petltlon aski-'R for the passage of auch .1 i int rraoluttnn .is haa been aoughl by thoae wh.. favor the Harlem Kllla Canal Benator Cullom haa alao preaented petltlona and New Tork Congreaamen hava frequently advocated tl.' Ill.il -ire. A I'.ll.l. IN THE PRESENT CONQRESa. Congreaaman Low, of the Eaal Harlem DIs tri't. Introduced a few weeki ag i In th pr - i I ? ?s a J"lnt reaolutlon In whlch the effect* iv.. w..rk accompllshed bj Mr .-;t iughti n ls aet fi - th. and th- Been lan "? Wai ) dh I 1 lo ? ,,-? wlth Mr. Btoughton or hla nai ttea : ?! n tlre work of Ihe Harli m Kllla Canal, belng a ? hai.I J.400 fe. l In I. ngth, 100 f. ? l In vvldtb. and IS feel <!? - ;? al mean low water, :- r a sum nol exceedlng 11,4(0.000; or if the depth be Increaaed to eighteen feet, for a sum not ex? ceedlng $2,396,200, the work io be completed wlthin t-.vo yeara, and the Secretary of War to recelve aecurlty for Ihe falthful performance of thi work. The amounta thu tski I for are frpm 4- , rj to fl.000,000 l"l"V>. the esl ' >en eral Newton for the aame a >rk, md the tlme to be nii,,-.",! is mueh leaa than would be requlred f..r tbe work under Oovernmenl supervlslon. Whether Mr. Stoughton's plana are Ui.- wlaest <>r n.a. ihe notable atruggle whlch he haa made to Improv.- .imen ?? In the Harlem Rlv. r dl i tri. i f, rma an unuaual Incldeni In the hl itorj ol cotnmer Ial - nt< rprlses H- i i ?P "r over io and has gli en up i large parl of hl i Ime for iii.inv \- irs in the an- mpl lo move the i . rnmenl to a. tlon. H< .I hl? frlei 11 '? ir lhal he win I..- addi d to the I >n| Us ol thoae who have woi n oul th< Ir ? nd ? xperob d ihe i ,- . ffoi ts ..f thi ir lif>- In ihe Mnn att, mpl to Induce Congresa to carry oul aome favorlte plan of public improvement, Jamea B, Eada a ia un, of the fea who b) lus i? rrl ii nce and en> rgy .., ui-.-d the opportunlty of doing lm|H?rtanl ?.,rk iu ciinin.-ici.-il Improvement. Mr. Btough? ton emulatea bla example, and hopea ,>n a amall ??I- arale to reap .. llke reward ln obtalnlng an opportunlty lo carry ? .tit ihe plana whlch he haa had in mlnd f< r b quarter of a century. The vIh'.oii of a great port for European vea aelfl north of Manhattan isiand is by no meani a new one. One hundred nnd thlrty yeara ago the realdenta of City Isiand aaw In their mus Inatlon tl". ts from all the known world gathered ln the watera near ihelr home, and resolutlona declarlng thal ihe Long taland Bound route waa Ihe m ?l r nvi nlenl and sufest, an I thal iran lati.-,,ii!d eaally be had from thal part ol New-York to all polnta of the eountry, were enthuslaatlcally carrled ln ineetlnga then as In thos" of the North, rn Dlstrlct In recenl yeara. After the Revolutlon, the attempl to aecure Eu ropean commerce for Cltj laland was renewed, bul thus far then haa lx*en no succeaaful com pel tlon wlth the Handj Hook route for vessels from rorelgn ports If the Harlem Kllls Canal becomes a fact, the rlral atep wlll be taken tow ard glvlng sultable. acoomtnodatlons for Buch irafflc aa North Blde buslneaa men hope aome tlme to w. Icome to their ahore. THE FORCE OF HABIT. BPANNE Bl! CO* ru (I tll'VlT rTCUBT WlloHE HORM5 HAil HEEN RTARTI.El) HV A MA> KOl-ND VOL-1 WHV THE DKUCI PuNT TOU SOLWD YOUR BELwl-lPwh MAN ON t'OVEKT HAv'K)? WstampedonashoeH WEAHSSTANDARDOFMERIT. 6th Avenue, corner 20th Street. CLEARING SALE. MEN'S *7.00 ?* Curtt and Double Sale Laca Shoes at $r 00. 5. In Every 84*0 and Widtht THE8E BHOEfl ARE MADE IN FRENCH CALF, [MPORTED PATENT LEATHER, AXD ENGL18H BNAMEL LEATHER THE BALE 18 BTARTED WITH A STOCK BUFFICIENTLY LARGE TO PIT ANY FOOT IN EACH 8TTLE._ MAII, ORDER* RECEIVE HtOMPT ATTKNTinN. C'ATAbOOL'E MAILED I'HKi-:. t UTIOV Havlna no agenclea or braach *.ore?, my alioee can be purchaaed enl ? iablla>m*at A. J. CAMMEYER, (ith Ave, Cornor 90th St., X. Y. PUZZLES OF NEW-YOBK. THE DIPFICULTIEa or EXPLORINQ THE CITV W1THOUT A CHART. BOUK MN \M!'IKS TO BHOW HOW BABT IT U POB A BTRANGER TO 00 tVROXO IN TI'.VINO TO BEE THE BI0HT8. r r ihe American who haa llved much of hla iife ika, whal vi.-ions of dellght, whal ghoeta of . I ? ho< ? of i ma- 'H< ???' ? '1""'i. "*?* f dream. are eoniured up by auch almple i-. ,rda of in ? "Notre Dnme," "Plac* de la - ? Llnden," -Ot. Paura." ??Strand,.leel itreetr' V?-t tho dwellera of ; . ijerlln ind Loi loa b*? aU theae daily and ,. ,-s co. thlnklng nothinf of them and lookmg for all thelr vlalona *la*arh?fe. v, | ao, doe. th* N" w-Yorker **er thlnk that eireleaaly treadtng pntha that are juat aa wonderful aml aacred to tho?- to whom they I, ia famlllar? The arrtter wa* mad* to thlnk of thla '?::.- when an Bngtteh frlcn.i. faat arrlve.l on ni- nm vlaii to America, *i?d: "1 can Bcaredy **? llev* that I im rcally In N'ew-York at laat, that thi. la trulv Broadaray, that thnt over there la K'.fth ave.. th*t Ii.-lmonlco'* la only a few ateps off." ind v.t the Amorl.-an found afterwar-1 that thla aame Engllahman was wholly unlmpresse-l by the ... |n Lor.don of a tavern arhteh la BBMUoned ln on. of Bhakaepaare'fl playa by the nnme which lt atlll b**ra. thal a* hai never heeri Ir.alde It. and dld nol even know that It w.ia ther*. To th. country boy. alao. wnna* youthful fancy ;, :s been atlmulated hy the Btorlc* of the brillUnt II, ; rapld advancementa of anch ber*** ** j .. M"... ,,. |' .....i Ragged Wch. the aamea of the ;: ....... v.'ai: Btreet, "i l Ttlnlty. tho Tomba, Ft.l ,,,.. p,.rry and Jefferaon Market ar-. word* to con ir. tbe local babltatl ma an.l the ,,, ,, v . ithlnar* thal h?v? BUed hla lmairl They are aa alry ro hlm. ra longaa . t \ . v . ,. aa the Intrepld boot hlacka dark-vlaag< I bur.co meivrand Invlnctbla ** , wno have p opled them ?nd rtorlfled th.m . Brinj, .,[? bl. boylah aoul. Whea ha come. -., n'i .-.- Vork ai Ibbi lo make hla own foctune? wlth ?00 ln hl* pockel Inatead of the . ,rv 80 c nt. if ho be ? yOuth of poetlcal en I ... the atreeta and th.- Bquare* and th* bulld -,.-ike for blm at flrat the same sort of fatry land thal Roma ia to th* fanclful truvcller Mwt? ? un i fori Ign country. THB ,-..! NTRTMAN A VK'TIM np LIBEL. ,:.. ,. I, th. purpoae <tt thla a*rr*tlve merely to , t befell a t. iv. lli i who came wlth the ... the thlng. of whlch ha had read aa l heard ao mu h. In paaatnr. II may b* remarked aort of rnr.i! <M-it<>r to Kew-York ?> freely pictured ia ih.?mlc paper. haa no exlatence The ?-:? iture wlth the long overeoat. tiie woollen comforter. the whlte hai the long. atraggty ird, tho carpet-bag and th- wlde. Hat ,.,?,ii attrac aa much attentlon in the N'ew v rK . . ? . .,* ., cli rua, If be ever appearad; but hi ... No person nol b< i l an lellb. mt? . haa Wown oul tha gaa ln a S*w-York hotel .,, The eountryman of the cartoonlat and pher beloi |i ?" tbe - ime Itat ot fahu loua mon.ter. a. tha acanttly dreaeed bather an'l the champagne-drlnklng ball*! glrt. Tho most of ,.,.untrj ?>: Itora to New-Torh ai-- InUlllfjent and well-lnformed peraonB, aauaed, i; la true, to many of tl,- waya of th. ,lty. but wltli hahita and manner. no more out of pl*ea ln the clty than thoxe ot New-Yorker. ..ro ln th.- country. ur sn.-h .i Bcrt waa thi* vhrltor to the motropoii*. bui be waa alao tronhtad with a .'ert.iin dlfedene* aboul aaklnt queatlona of atrangera. It doea not matter wb ther tbe atory whlch he afterward toM of iodm of bla idventure. war. retated t* aoma aympathclic Sew-Yorker or was poure.l into the ,ni of tbe grand counell on tha affa.ru of the world that gathered on aome evenlng after bla re turn u th- vlllage .-?? r* aad postoOo*. The Btorjr la the aame, In any caee: ??I i,u aa !: i wnated to *t?y al the Aator Houae, because In the atorle* thal L uaed .-> read about X, u-v..'k th. Aator Houae alway. aeemed to be re Rarded aa tbe leadlng h itel. i ha'i heard aomethlng lately of aewer and l?rger hotel., but i knew noth Ingln i rtlcular aboul them, and I thought I would rather depend on th. A*tor. Bul i waa In ao hurry to go there, and when i came oul of the Orand Cent ral Btatlon l declded to itroll about an,! bm a llttle of the .-tiy.it onee. l llke to wanderalmtoaely ln a atrang* P**o* aad Bnd fur myaelf and r*ca*j ii;/,- biioIb and objecte thal l bave heard or rea,l .i i,.,iii. THK OREAT BORTT-BBCOND-eT. PRIBON. "ll ?ii not thre* mlaute* befure i was rawnrded. 1 cama to . big, low, atone bulldlng, of a rather Egyptlian appearance, aa ll Beemed '? > mo. i recog i,:;..,.,i it ii once. 'Tb*t ia th* Tomba,' 1 thought, and sl ?>'l an i gaxed at lt and ramembered with dellghl bow it bad flgured In the detectlva atorlea that i had r,-:i,i when I a'aa i boy. It anawercd th. deacrlptlon, aa nearly as I eould re member them. l ahould have tlked lo x-j ln. but I dld not know whether vlattora wera admlttad, and l dld not want to BUbJecl myaelf to a rehnfl. So I walkerl back to the Orand Central Btatlon anl aaked a pollc ui.ui, though i do not llke todlaafay lameranc* ma . ven of |M)!!,cinen, how I ooold beat get t the Aator Honaa. n-- toldaaa to k" Haht upataira, Inalda tha atatlon, and nl.? tha aJav*t*d traln, and go to the Clty Hall. "1 gol Into the el*v*ted traln, whlch i noticed bad only ona ear, aad begao to read a paper. I notlced thal th* tratn arenl bnekwnrd ? part of tbe i me, bul l dM not know how .-rooke.l tha road mit-ht i ii whal connectlona mlght be m.i.u-. mn ,f V bal i"i hour or .-,. i chanc*dto ttookon t of the arindow and Baw tha Orand i entr.il Btatlon. ?!,..n^,;Mk:.rt?-..'?....rdwl,r ihlatrU. I ?*? IfOinf. anyway an i he told m* thal i bad be.n rtaing; ror. v ,1,1 'iVi.i i.i.u h-uv.-n two .tatlena all the tlme .,',,1 ?;,,, the neal tlm* l Kot to th* other one l .',', .,;.., .. i dld ehang. ind gol '!.?? wrong u.i'.n iiii'-r all, and *o bnd the plaaaure of .iiaoover ? thi (iattery, Oovernor** laland, tno Btato. of i'"v-rt'v nn-' Caatl. Oarden. Thls qulte repcid me for the mlMtak.. anil ln the end 1 ?ot to the Aator "I mide another llttle mlatake wlth * Btreet raiiway. 1 wanted to go to Central Park, and Bargains. 300 Jackets, All Silk Lined, $5, $10, Formerly $25 A. US. 200 Fur Capes, Electric Scal & Alaka Sable, 30 I.onK. lOO S-veep, $9, $12, Formerly $30 9 148, 65 Coats & Capes, Imported Garmcnts, Odd Stjlea, $15, $20, Formerly $r.O & flOa, 25 Capes, Sealskin & Pcrsian Lamb, ai) l.tmit. l-*> Sneep, $48, $59, Fo. merly }12S. 100 Dresscs, Dinner & Street Wcar, All Mlk Llned. al? **\ ** <? A E7 $2a, 4>45a Formerly $50 & $100. 75 Hats & Bonnets, Imported Modcls, $9, $12, Pormarty $20 & $30. Many Other Barr/ains. West 23d St. g-ot into a rar ?ith rhe words "Central Park on lt I rode in that car for abOttt an hour and looked aroux I for Central Park ?!i tba way. Nol a si-yn of Buch i thinK dld I aee, and tha car laaded me on the shores of a dlaagreeable water, where goats v,er? eaiinu the plctures of tomatoes off tlncans. Tbon I thousrht tfnt the e-ir th it I h,d t ik< n m iat have been KOliv,' th> wur.c wav. >o I to ik on.- froine; back and after som? houra it brought me to rhe Aator House. Th. n I declded that the llne waa a Bwlndta. HtOH-tTRICBO "KATiNa-HOf??:?." "I didn't want to eome home ar.d tell niy friends that I had been to Xew-York and had not eiten a meal at Delmonlco's. ao I tried to lin 1 Delmont co's. I looked ln the dlrectory and it aald: 'Del monlco'a eatlnjt-house, Xo. Hl Flfth-ave., Xo. 1.184 Broadway, Xo. 2 South wntlam ani w Daavar.' There were four place* named, and. 0.' course. I dld.n't know which of them wis the fanvus Pel mnnlco'*.' I had heard a fOOd deal about hlffh I>rlces. but I was bound to aea the thln* through, fo I declded to gn to all four of the placea, tn aa to be sure of Rndfng the rl-bt one. 1 hegaa wlth the one at Xo. 1.1SI Broa Iwap. I rM a B001 loncheoa there and had sorri" money left. I waa a llttle surprlsed to notiee that there vver.- no w>m en in thls place. and I declded that. tho-ii*h they had very ircod thlmrs to eat aad aaked pretty r?"od prices for them, it could nol b< thr real i?-imonieo's of whlch I had heat I 10 mm h. When lt came din aar tlme-they eat dlnner early In the e* atag ln x.-w-York-i went to No. W Plftb-ave. This waa a mueh handsomer place; ihera wera women there. .md ererybody was well dresBi i. I declded that that muat be the r.-al Delmonl ? 'e. My dlnner -oat me rather more than I wante 1 it fo. but I ehaaa> fully pald for the Bxperlence. After I wawt out I tumed .1 corni r and aiacoverad th it No. Ll* Uroad vvay. where I ha I be,n b"fore. was tha other end of the aame eatabllahment. I wai aow BO MN ihat thls was the true ind gentttne lielmonico'a that 1 thoughl M waa not worth whlle to so to Xo. I south Wllllam-st md No. M Beaver-at. I mada no inveetbratton, but I presuma they are merely tha other two sides uf the aaBBO BteCO where I went. "After a while I bought B nnn of tne cl;y for 10 centa and then I 301 on a avnod deal hetter. OC .,,?,-.. 1 aranted to aee the Bowery, and 1 had been trvuv to tir ! .: Withoul asklng anybody before I bous-ht the map. I had brourht a pUtol vv.;h ma on nurpoae so that I could uraik fiTthe Bewerp sife'lv "From Ihe map I found that I had been .he whole Icnath of the Bowery aeveral tlmea In tne rtreetcara thlnkinj all the tlme thit lt waa 8 part of Third ave . 1..- ? aase the rhiid-ave. ears ran m IL I alao found that Whal I had taken ro be the Tomba waa a reeervolr and that ln hun ing for Central Park I had rldden paat it for Ita whola lenjth and back agaln, belng all the time only a Liloi-k away froai it." Now. these thitiKs ar- re d experteacea. Tney mlffht bappen to anybody who had a hcaltancp ?1I1 ,ut .-kini- n'l.-stions and wanted t.> tlad the Kr.-at alirhtfl of New-York for htmaelf. Th.- mosi ot the sto'-'.^s about the will adventures of tha HoatlBg poDuUtlon of thls city are flctlon. Bome persona may have rldden once or IWlCS around the niy on the Itelt Une before dlacovering that th.re waa no end to the route, but the tal?> of the pue?t at Delmonlco'fl whoae only notlon of an expenslve dlnner was to order 133 worth of corned bcef and ,-kbba.re Is a pure mvth. Oci islonally a bewtldered Btranrer mlst.ik"s rhe houae of a fashlonable , lub for a hotel and trlea to ?et a lodRintr In It. and :her.- an- otbei llttle errors to whlch the |n.'X perlenced are more or less lii'le. but the ind lenta itated In the comtc papera are axaggerated and mia leadlnx._ PER80NAL NOTEB FROM LRNOI. f.enox, M.iss. Jan. ".'. (fapeetal).?Darid W. Rlshep and Mrs. Btabop arlll ?:., down to New-Torfe next vv.. k f.,r tha reaaalnder of tha ninter. Their two aona, CourUand Blshop and Davtd W. r.ishop. jr., wll! go soon to loath Amerlea for a triu of some montlis. Mr. and Mrs. J. PrederiC Tams, who have heen at the Curtla Houaa for a few weefca, hava returnad to New-Tork Davtd Lydlg was la Laaaa raeaattp for a vhorl \islt. , , . . -.j ua. Mrs \V F. Ciiev. Of Xew-York has leaael the Cook eottaga for Beal saaaaa. ^be aecuaial tne s? dirw ick cottaae laal aummer. . , _ Mr Ubhard iv Oreenleaf ^2?J*JES* ?j Mr- \v. B. Baeon, who ls apeadlag tha wlnter at her eottaga kwra. _ Ifff FURLQNQ WILL BB i'OSTMASTER. Hartford. I'onn . Jan. ? i.-xpecial.-The persiatent oppoaltkM to th- ccnflrmaticn of I-'rank Y^MM9 aa r^maater of this dty haa al kurt ajaekad it.?if out. ani Mr. rarioai ?;n be ln poai Batea o. tha offlce as soon as hla bond is Hl 1 and B >eepMd He iraa .arly in the tlel and had the backi.u, of ( iUU> man Havts. of the Demoeratie State I'ommltt.-. ani of many promln-nl DeBBOerate. AfUW the defeat of MCaa B. Preatoa for aaaerbf the batter'a frieada put hin ln the face under the sponsorship of ex-v'on lliiaawain Lawal ?parry. He was fortunate enough to have a loni iHnitlon, but for scinr r. ,t?on it dld no* ko before tba departmenl ur.tll after the nom Inatieri of Mr Purtong had been s.-nt to tba Senate. Preaton'a frlenda appealed ln valn for r.-:o-M.t.on, but could nol obtaln It. an." aft.r a long Wtruggla tave up. It ls recalled In thls connect.cn nat Mr. Bperry dIJ not support tne WllaoB-OormsJl b..i la th? last Congress. THE BARFARD CLVB DINNER. The Harvard Club will hold Its thirti?th annual dlnner at Delmonlco's, on Prlday evenlng. F'ebru ary U. Jamea ('. Carter. the presMsnt of the cli^b, wlll preside, and there wlll be other well-known gpeakers. includini* representstlves from the unl Xathaiilvl s. Ismlta, 88; l- rancis ll. App.etou, ..->; Arthur Sherwood, T>: Oeorge R. Sheldon. '75; Robert Bacon, SO; F:\ert J. VVendell, 'S2; Frederlck C. Da Veau, '&7; Lloyd McK. Oarrlson, II, and Walter Alexander, '87. the secretary of the club. '