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AHEARN'S BRIDGE SCHEME.
THE WARDS ISLAND BILL. KILLF.D LAST YEAR. BOBS VP AGAIN. tT PROPOSES TO OIVE A VALCABIaE FRANCHISE TO A CORPORATION-HOW MAYOR STRONG CHECKED IT3 OOCRSE WHEN IT CAMS TO HIM FROM THE LEGISLATIRE IN 1*>A, Albany. Jan. 21 (Special).?Senator Ahearn Intro? duced to-day his MU to give the control of a large part of the water-front of New-York to some private citizens of that city who profess an ardent desire to build a bridge across the Kast River at Ward'a Islsnd. With a single exception the Mil ls identical frith the one vhlch war. killed by Mayor Strong a vear ago The grounds of the Mayor's action were that New-York ought riot to surrender possession of sny of Us water-front to private individuals. Mr. Strong cited as an Illustration of this folly the granting of a chnrter to Frederick Chlmann and other capitalists connected with the Brooklyn Ele? vated Railway to build two bridges across the East River, and the fact that neither of the bridges was ever built, and then the cities of New-York and Brook.yn had to pay I'hlmann and his associates ?06,000 for their franchise in order to obtain the lecal right to build the East River Bridge. Mr. Strong gave hearings on Ahearn's bill last year, and George Bili's appeared in advocacy of it. but tt died In the Mayor's hands. It is probable that Senator Ahearn will seek to gaea Ms bih at such an early day this year that, al? though Mayor Strcng may veto lt again, the Legis? lature may be asked to pass it over hts veto. The bill gives the city authorities no real authority over the bridge company, which asserts its desire to bulid a bridge to Ward's Island. For all people know, lr may be a company like the East River Bridge Company, formed to obtain a valuable fran? chise from the city for nothing and then sell lt ra~k. The bill names as the Bridge Commissioners one man to be appointed by the Mayor and three to be chosen by the bridge company, namely. Henry O'Brien. Thomas H. Bauchle and James C. Reed. Section 2 of the UH say?: Said Commissioners, or a ma.Vir.ty of them, being preaenl ari acting, shall, as soon after their ap? pointment as they may deem expedient, have power ro locate said bridge, over the waters between the Twenty-third Ward of the city of New-York and Long Island City, together with their appurten sa snd approaches thereto and stations for pas and other traffic, which location shall not se changed except by and with the consent of a majority of the Commissioners so appointed ana named or their successors. TM' !s a pretty big section of the shore line of New-York City to concede to a corporation. The company ls IO have the authority granted to most corporations to take such property as it desires by the aid of the courts. CANAL PONDS AND TAXATION. DEMOCRATIC SENATORS OPPOSE CON? TROLLER ROBERTS'! BTTifj BBTTfATl PROCEEDINGS. Albany, Jan. tl. loon after the Senate met this morning Governor Black sent in the nominations cf the members of the Greater New-York Commis IBM and on motion of Senator Cantor, they were tonflrmed. The members of the Commission were rt eal appointments, made by Governor Morton. ?enatOT Ellsworth explained the provisions of a hill prepared I.y the State Controller, exempting th? bonds sold under the B0.00O.O0f> canal appro? priation from taxation, and lt was considered In Committee of the Who)?. Senator Grady opposed the bill, contending that there would be no dlffl ?v rn floating the bonds nt par If they were sub? ject to taxation, despite the statement by the Con ?r liter that nearly nil the responsible bidders for thc bonds had made their bids conditional upon rh'ir fxemption from taxation. Senator Raines defended the bill on the ground tha' a great amount of personal property now ?1 taxation and taxable bonds afforded spe 'lal inducements to the dishonest man who sought ? . v ade the Assessor. He might, therefore, bid crier than the man who honestly paid tax on hts personal property. S'nntor Ellsworth said that if this bill did not pass the Controller would be obliged to readver tias for bids at an Increased rate of Interest and that the expense of this advertising would be kbout S.VOOO, A motion by Senator Grady to atrlk* out the enacting clause was defeated and the bill was advanced to third reading. Senator Lexow, from the Judiciary Committee. reported favorably the resolution passed by the Assembly expressing sympathy with the Cuban revolutionists. Senator Grady offered a substitute reaorotlon in favor of recognizing the belligerency of the Cubans. The subject was made a special order for next Monday night. rVn^'or Guy Introduced a bill appropriating BsV MO tor a bridge over the Bronx River at West? chester River. Isnstra Cha hoon presented a bill appropriating r.:.o r nid a hospital for insane criminals at Clinton Prison. , Ser.ator Wieman. of Brooklyn, presented a bill taxing thc gross receipt" of the street railway companies of New York and Brooklyn 2 per cent. Bt-nator Sullivan Introduced hla bill of last year permittlr.g policemen and firemen to ride, free on all surfa-e or elevated railroad* In New-York City, and also ghin? them the free use of telephone and telegrarh lines. .. The following bills also were Introduced In the. Seriate to-day: . ,,,.., , Bv Servitor Ford-Prohibiting the distribution of advertising matter In letter boxes or mail boxes of flat houses or Spartmenta in New-York city, ..x. cetit by posting , Bv senator Koehler?Making lt unnecessary for a torpor it lon constructing a railroad In Queens or Suffolk Counties to obtain from the Railroad < om mlsnion a certificate that public convenience and necessity require such road before exercising the powers conferred upon lt by law or beginning the construction of a road. Rv Benstor Raines-Appropriating Ko.ono for an squestr . il ? ;?? of General Slocum at Gettys? burg _ _ GENERAL .APPROPRIATIONS REDUCED. LEAPER NIXON" MAKES TUE FIJIPT MOVE FOR A LOWER TAX RATE. Albany. Jan. 21 (Special).?Assemblyman Nixon, chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, introduced the General Appropriation bill to-day. A Ung ;n the sp.rit of economy Inculcated by Gov? ernor Black, tne bill. Which appropriates gf,7N,00B, carries t/vivmn less than that of lam. The tax rate, under lt would be 2.25. Vast year it was 2.89. -a STAT F. TREASURER"! REPORT. A,nany, Jan. 21?State Treasurer Colvin to-day traaaniltted his annual report to the laegislature. Or. Januarv 1. ISM, there was in the Treasury Jfifil, f-M. and on Jan iary 1. Mg?, $2,377,rV"..'. The difference ls more than made up by the receipts from the Raines Liquor Tax law. HARKET HEN UXD A FRIEND IN STRONG. THE MAYOR APPROVES THEIR BILL FOR THE CPE OF THE STO. >P LINE. Albany, Jan. 21 ?Assemblyman Finn to-day, In speaklrrr of his bill authorizing the use of the stoop Has la certain streets surrounding the public marketr ? '? N- w-York for ihe display and sa'.e of merchandise, ta'.i irs Introduction was brought about by the cru *??> which has been started against tht merchants tA Vsaejr-at beoauaa they 1.splay their wares on the stoop line, and the Bureau of Incumbrances may, within the next f?-w days, i.e mandamused to re? move ai, those wares, the practical effect of which would be to ruin the merchants. The hill was sent to him hy a New-York lawyer, who. in a lette- ti h.m. stives the following ie,,- ?? t ,r its Introduction: "Th.s bul does not In any way Interfere with the Passing of the public over the sidewalk. The stoop Jun of Vetey-si. and Beatably of other streets sur? rounding the markets ls raised above the level of iii*? sidewalk fr ,m six to eighteen inches, .so thHt the ?na .,'i?" J '?''' ;n arv *wn;- walk ?" the stoop um. unless they steppt 1 up bat distance VssbTS. ' '"".'?"? evideni -.hat tba business of the lionVt v'"' ^ wa'* *oin* :" '" ' ' '" I by the sc La r ;r \.' ?' ?"?" ' delegation composed of Mr. Mr fifi!l M' ';"nl"'*"- Mr. Miers. Ml M.,. .WI. and As6,^fa^;;"J?i',"':'n' ?/ the -Vaahlngion Market Mayor ?lrn?J. ;? "Jv*",f ?? ?P?*"nwn, walled -ri sround t*. miAu.:,hc,r:2':,*; "" "" "' '?'? "? "?' I-?" OB condP'on .V... - h**rt>'. "U.PP?? to thi measure. ?"o^"s",he ?f.,iTat *fh'ulJ >?*??*? sll the streets ?nd ?h0j .1 de."vea M fV " 4uUn? ?* ?hree blocks, ?? rV. ruff ,h* *tr<"?", in ?W Mil. I lhere. for ihe Mavo, fol m.17?''1"' tho?*' wl!,nM an^ Wt it received lt R'aeJ^aJ"**?^ anJ *? morning ?? ' BOeaj from blas, with hts hearty rapport" IAW-BCMOOL COURSBA MAY BK EXTENDED. .*?'-? 21 -The IUU Boird of Regent, gave -?**? "? tftemoan on an ordinance which ls UnTt\Z *'1')p;1"n ,,y the ""verslty. p?ivM!?K ??r/orl?,hWll?01 r'yar'e 'hilii <*****? ***** ?*Cree of M n?UTb ?22 * ?T^ * ^^ ?* "oum aff ' , .' Z adof,l?n of such an ordinance ^tnry'Z \S^-Y'':k and Ruff-10 ?? ?-^""?. ^?n C r. a V. 0n'" re"r*9*nt'><! BJ the hearing. Ur gen', ?****' tzi the New-York diversity ??l favor*d '?* Proposed ordinance, which If we told you that your baby was starving, that it actually didn't get enough to eat, you might resent it. And yet there are thousands of babies who never get the fat thev should in their food, or who are not able to digest the fat that they do get. Fat is a necessity to your baby. It is baby life and baby beauty. A lew drops of Scott's Emulsion for all little ones one, two and three years of age is better than cream for them. They thrive and grow on it. srOTT * BOWNE, Chemist!., New Tork. e ' - _ _I_ would. In effect, be an advance in the standard of qualifications for the 1.1..13. degree. Qeneral Benja? min K. Tracy and ProfSSSOT George Chase. IV.in of thc New-York Law School, opposed the change. Vcr the Buffalo Law School, former l,ean Leroy Parker urged an extension of the lime before the new or? dinance should go Into effect, the Begems having proposed January 1, 1S9S. The Begems took no action to-night. IX THE LOWER HOUSE. RICHMOND COUNTY POLICE BILL AD? VANCED-NEW MEASURES. Albany. Jan. 21 (Spacial).?A wrangle over the Richmond County Police bill occupied the greater part of this morning's session of the Assembly. The bill under discussion was Introduced by the new member from Richmond County, Mr. Garby, who made his malden speech in defence of thc measure. It ls drawn on the same Ilr.es ns tho one which last year passed the Legislature and received the approval of the Governor, hut ls more positive in the bl-partisan character lt would give to the Board cf Police Commissioners. The bill waa finally advanced to third reading. The Lexow resolution against trusts, ns adopted by the Senate yesterday, was handed down by the Speaker and made a special order for next Monday evening. Several bills relating to New-York City Interests were presented to-day. Among these was a bill. In? troduced by H. T. Andrews, of New-York, author? izing the New-York Parcel Dispatch Company to construct Its tubes over bridges rather than under the waters of such streams as lt shall find it neces? sary to cross. Three bills affecting ferry rates In and out of New-York City were Introduced. Ono of these, pre? sented by Mr. Krltz, provides that the New-York and Greenpolnt Ferry Company, operating between New-York and Brooklyn, shall reduce Its rate dur; lng commission hours to one cent. Another bill, presented by Mr. Barry, provides for a two-cent fare on the ferry between Astoria and East Nlnety scond-st. Mr. Fritz also handed In a bil) which provides that all ferries running between Brooklyn and New-York but south of Newtown Creek, shall make no charge for foot passengers In excess of two cents a fare, or fifteen tickets for twenty-five cents. Among the other bills Introduced were the fol? lowing: By Mr. Mathewson?Appropriating JW.Oof) for pav? ing J.rome-ave.. New-York ,'ity. By Mr. Mathewson?Making a city expense of the cost of establishing a public place In New-York City at Tremont and Burnside aves. By Mr. Nixon -Appropriating $2.1,00-1 for the pro? motion of agriculture hy the College of Agricult? ure of Cornell University. By Mr. Kelsey?Appropriating I1S2.000 for build? ings a.i.l improvements at the Craig <'olony for Epileptics. By Mr. Austin?Authorizing the construction of subways In New-York City between the Knited States Custom House ar.d the Sub-Treasury and Assay Office buildings for tho purpose of lighting the buildings bv electricity. By Mr. Barry?Authorizing the New-York City Common Council to grant licenses to bootblacks with small boxes. By Mr. Reinhard-Increaslng to $l,RVI,nno the amount to be paid for the construction of the ap? proaches to the Thlrd-ave. drawbridge In New York City. The original appropriation was $1,100,000. By Mr. Graves?Appropriating $29.130 41. with In? terest from January 1, lS'tf, at 6 per cent, for the Stockbridge Indians, ami authorizing the Gov? ernor to appoint three commissioners at ta salary of $1,500 a year and travelling expenses to see that the money is economically expended. ROBBINS HAY OPPOSE LEXOW. THE AUTHOR OP THB AVTI TRUST BILL WANTS NO PROLONGED INVESTIGATION. Albany, Jnn. 21 (Special).?Assemblyman Robbins, the leader of the attack on trusts last winier, and the Introducer of the Anti-Trust bill this year, said to-day that he was not yet certain that the appoint? ment of a special committee to Investigate trusts and report remedial legislation was the proper dis? position of the subject and that, unless he obtained more light bet we, n now and Monday night, when tho resolution of Senator Lexow will come before the Assembly, he would probably have something to say as to the danger of such a course. "I cannot hw." snld Mr. Robbins, "the necessity for such a committee. The bill now before the Legislature ls a good bill, made In the Interest of fair play, and was passed by both houaes, ami would have become a law last year, had lt received the signature of Governor Morton. Last year Senator Lexow proposed an investigating committee, and the Senate quickly voted such a Jiroposltlon down, s.-.ying that they bad had enough of these fruitless, expensive Investigating commissions. I cannot see why there is a disposition to see things differently this year, if this bill was a good one lust year, why ls lt not a good one now? No one has pointed out Ps defects. I um not certain that such a committee will not delav Indefinitely the settlement of this trust question, and I for one d.-slre honestly and fairly to see the people protected." -a--? FIRST LAW OF THE YEAR. Alhany, Jan. 21? Governor Black to-day signed Senator Ellsworth's bili appropriating y?<?..r*00 for con? tingent expenses of the Legislature. This measure thus becomes Chapter 1 of the Laws of K'7. >- ?-?? A WOMAN PROPOSES A SEW OFFICE. Albany. Jan. 21?Mrs. Clara Foltz, a lawyer, of New-York Kity, brought to Alhany to-day for Intro? duction In the legislature a bill to create the office of Public Defender. It provides that there shall be elected In each county, at the general election In 1?97, and at the general election every third year thereafter, a Public Defender. Any lawyer who haa been a resident of the county for one vear shall he eligible to the office. The Public Defender ls to at? tend criminal courts and appear for and defend per? sons charged with violation of the law. who are with? out counsel, and ls also to attend the courts and boards of charities and appear for persons charged wlih being insane. A YO TH E Ii TRA A S PA CI EIC L INE. San Francisco. Jan. 21.-Honolulu papers received here yesterday contain news of another trans? pacific steamship line, having Its origin In Yokohama. The first steamer will leave Yoko? hama for this city on or about February 5. The company ls known as the San Francisco and Yoko? hama Transportation Company. It will enter Into active competition with the passenger and freight business. The steamers will touch at Honolulu. LAI NCH OF THE MANNING POSTPONED. Boston. Jan. 21.?Owing to the Inclement weather the launching of the Knited States revenue cutter Daniel Manning, which was to have taken place at the shipyard of the Atlantic Works, in Hast Boston, at noon to-day. has bren postponed until the conditions are more favorable. COLUMBIA'S NEW CYM X A SUM. At a recent meeting of the trustees of Columbia University lt wns deckled to construct the gym? nasium, which, it was hoped, some generous friend would provide, on the responsibility of the Board. It will be situated In the rear portion of the lower floor of University Hall, which ls to stand Just be? hind the Library Building, on .Morr.ltigj.kle Heights, and win cost $400,000, The northerly portion of the floor, a space lot* li'! feet, will be occupied by a seml-clr.ulnr room. Which will have a height of ID feet, and will be lighted by twelve windows. Above this Bserctss floor a nlne-|;.p running track will be suspended Staircases at the southern anglea of the room will lead from the exercise lloor lo the swimming pool below, whir h will be seml-clrcular In shape, juox &0 feet, with a depth of lu feel It wll) be arranged so as to serv.- for a rowing tank. A large supply of lockers ami shower-baths, a f.-nclng-roum and storage-room will also br- features of the gym? nasium. THE LION NO LONGER RAMPANT. THE KING OF HEASTS UNPOPULAR IN KANSAS Krom The Kansas ,'lty Star. The bristling lion rampant, emblematic decoration of the Santa Fe railway's time cards and adver? tising literature, la no more, and henceforth bis challenging countenance will not be seen on a single "??P ?f Psper emanating from the railway's offices. A Lew "a"''" aK'0 the order was given from one nigh In authority to dispossess the king of beasts, and to substitute. If un animal emblem was neces? sary, the American eagle. The reason for this action wns that the lion wns misunderstood. ..nd bis dignified sprawl over tbs Santa Fe railway system was misinterpreted. The emblem was suggested by General Passenger Agent J. J. Bryna Of tbs Atlantic nnd Pi.elfie a year and a Ralf ago. Th.- purpose was innocent enough, had not campaign agitators In Kansas culled every* I DOdy a attention to the fact that the Hon was essentially British, and therefor.- represented Eng? land's grasp on one of America's greatest railroad systems. Since that fateful day a remonstrating wall has gone up from the good people of Kansas against the Mon rampant, and lt has at last ac? complished his downfall. Now all the new folders of the Santa Fe system bear simply plain lettering on a royal purple background. BORNE ALOFT OX KITES. I.IEKTEVANT WISP. HOISTED NEARLY FIFTY FEET IN THE AIR BY AN INJENIOUI CONTRIVANCE OF HIS INVENTION. Lieutenant Hugh D. Wisc, of the 9th Infantry, stationed OH Governor's Island, made a kite ascen? sion on the inland yesterday afternoon to demon? strate tiie practicability of kites for observation purposes. Th.- Lieutenant is the Inventor of the kites used lu the test, which, he fWlareg, are his own modification of the Hargrave kite. He waa assisted bv Corporal I.ewis and live men. The kites are constructed on the principle of the aeroplane. Two kites in tandem fashion were first sent up. The upper one contained twenty square feet of cotton-covered surface and the lower one ninety square feet. They wer<* connected with each other by l.V) feet of manila rope. Two other kites In tandem fashion, one containing forty square feet of cotton-covered surface, and the other lfti square feet, were then sent up. All the kites were oblong and had box-like frames, the ends and the mld.le of which were open, two strips of cot? ton covering one-third of them at each end. The frames were made of strips of spruce. Running lengthwise in Hie middle of each frame was a spine of a heavier strip of spruce. The ropes hold? ing the tandems were fastened together by a ring, from which ran the main hoisting rope, the end of which was wound around a windlass. Before let? ting out this main stay from the windlass a block was fastened to rings, and through the block was passed one hundred feel of half-inch manila cord, from one end of which swung a boatswain's chair. The other end wns held by two men. who nt the proper time bolster] Lieutenant Wise into the air. When the lieutenant flew ,he first tandem the spine of the kite with ninety feet square of cot? ton surface broke and the kite was torn to ribbons bv the wind. Another similar kite was substituted, however, nnd when the kites were all flying. Lieu? tenant Wise took his seat in the bnastwaln's chair. At the time the wind was light, and he was not lifted from the ground, but the wind freshened at 4 o'clock, nnd he gave thc signal to the men to holst him to the ring, fifty feet from the gTound. The wind was still weak, and his weight bore the kite cords down to within twenty feet of ihe ground, but as he was being lower..! the wind freshened. and he waa hauled np as hlch as forty-two feet above the ground. He remained at this height for about five minutes, and could have reached a greater height, but, having accomplished his ob? ject, descended. THE COAST DEFENCE CONTENTION. its Mr.Mr.r.Rs spend the pay tv demon-strat ING THE NEPI OF FORTIFYING TAMPA BAT. Tampa, Fla., Jan. 21.?This wns an off-day with the delegates to the Coast Defence and Harbor Im? provement Convention, but while no session was held, a practical demonstration of the necessity of fortifying Tampa Bay was given. At 9 o'clock 400 delegates took a special train for Port Tampa, where they embarked on the steamer Margaret for a trip down the bay. Mullet Key quarantine sta? tion was visited, and the precautions taken to keep yellow fever out of the country were fully ex? plained. The steamer olivette, from Havana, waj" met nt the Key and Inspected. The j.arty then proceeded to Egmont Key, but did not land, on account of the rain. The steamer returned at 4 o'clock. The need of fortifications for Tampa Bay was pointed out. and will b.- presented to the con? vention at to-morrow's session. General E. A. McMpin. of New-York, and others wi] ldeliver addresses, and the Committee on Reso? lutions will report. This committee |? the working body of the convention. The plan ls to form a Na? tional Coast Defence Association at this meeting, and a National Naval Reserve Association as an auxiliary- captain (J. H. Merryfield, the commander of the Florida Naval Reserve, ls here, and has al? ready organized a Tampa division with thirty-five member/". He will ask the Legislature to create a State Naval Reserve and make appropriations for ita support. Fifty more delegates arrived here to-day and will take part In the proceedings. FIFTY YEARS OF MARRIED LIFE. MR. ANT MRS. CLASS CELERRATE THEIR GOLDEN ?WEDDING?HIS STORY OF GROVER CLEVELAND. Mr. and Mrs. William Class, of No. 1 East One hundred-and-eb-venth-st., celebrated their golden wedding with feasting and rejoicing on January K Covers were laid for thirty-six. In addition to the eight living children, their husbands and wives and the grandchildren, the occasion was honored by the presence of chancellor J. R. Day, Of Syracuse University, and ? number of tho fa? vored acquaintances of the old couple. Mr. nnd Mrs. Class were married half a century ago at the little wooden Methodist Episcopal ,'hurch at Parsippany. N. J. Hs WSS twenty-four years old and she a girl of seventeen. Both c.ime nf old Revolutionary stock, frederich c|;>ss, the grand? father of William Class, having served from Au? gust, 1776, until the close of the war. Upon the mother's sid.-, tbs Bdwardg stock ls traced di? rectly to tho Edwards who came over In the May? flower. Thc famous divine Jonathan Edwards ls also a collateral relative. Of this pious and pa? triotic ancestry tm children have boasted, and th. lr happy parents lived to seo every one of their Children grow to full ago and marry. Death has since taken two, the third son. Kranklin Northrup, for thirty yesf*l a prominent Custom House broker, and the third daughter, Susie, wife of Edward Janke. The remlnlscen.-cs of BO long a married life com? prise tho story of tho accumulation of a comfort? able fortune only to be swept away by the perfidy r.f b trusted frl.-nd by the Indorsement of negotiable pap.-r. the p.-r-..ri.il acquaintance with such gr.-at men ns Webster, clay and I.ln.-oln, and Interest? ing reminiscences of th.se, as they figured in tlie social life of the home and In public life, and In the sunshine and shadows of which every life Is made up. But Hie storv which Mr. class last likes to re? late ls the following One Sunday Bl Caldwell. N. J., while Uncle Grover was preaching in the little Presbyterian Church, his nephew and ward, the future President of the Knited States, was on,sid. playing with his uncle's whip. Grover cleve? land was a tall thin young f.-llow. weil dressed In' a light-colored cult. He twice accidentally struck Mr class, and ths latter then warned him in pure Janey verna, ular that bs would boot him If It oc? curred again. It did occur again, and Mr. Class was true to his word. Tin- seventh and youngest son T. S. Class, recently wrote to tlie President, re? minding him of the Incident, ami requesting bs sn acknowledgment his autograph, which th- Presi? dent gradousiv and promptly sent. Mr Class has a good story from the Hp*; of Lin? coln which the latter related at the expense of his Wife, but, SOOd as this ls. and the Interesting anecdotes from the personal contact with Webster, these afford him no surli delight to relate as the Cleveland episode, In his early manhood Mr .'lass was a carpenter of the old type, who could build a church or house from raw materials. He built several churches, one of which stan.ls ,o-day at Pine Hrook, N. J., and another at Carmans,, 111.-. For ma nv years he was a class leader nnd n steward of the old One-hundrad-snd-eleventh Street Methodist Episcopal Church. Ile la now well bent with the weight of years, but his wife ls as straight as an arrow and not far from six f.-et high, weighing marly 2W pounds and crowned with an abundance nf hair, now- white as snow. She came of sturdy stock Of thirteen children the light? est weighed 185 pounds and the heaviest MS pounds, the lat:, r being the late Joseph H. Edwards, who died la?t September. For twenty-five years they ha\e been faithful and consistent members nf the Methodist Episcopal Church. They have had the joy to se.- all of their children give their hearts to God and now as the sun of life descends and the shadows o' Its twilight deepen, they tell their Children that "at eventide lt ls light " THE TESXESsEE CENTENNIAL. The New-York State Commission of the Tennessee Centennial sad Internattonsl Bsposttlon, has issued ar, fl IdrSBS. ' Bptalolng tbs alms and objects of the Exposition. The ? Idreee, la part, ix as follows: It is ,- -afklontly predicted that the Exposition will s.rp.'f Bil *BBSUsr trSpoMUons held In this coun? try, BSCSB4 the WoM'U Fair, at Chi-ago. Th- Ex? position promises to be not only national, but inter? national, for lt ls already receiving recognition from many of tne leading cities, and from tn .r-- than thir? ty States, and also from various foreign countries. Tue Oovernmenl of trie Knited Slates, by sjrec.al act Of Congress, has appropriate! $]-*i...... |. be apmU In the cns,ruction of a BUltSble OoveraSBStSI Lu,Li? ing, and to defray the gXpOSSSS of B ll-n.-rnm, nt exhibit. For the ben. lit of exhibitors who may not And li convenient to accompany ind give personal atten? tion to meir exhibit, septets! arrangements have been made, by the formation of a company, which guarantees to take all mich exhibits in charge, and to give them tne same watchful superintendency as they would ha\e If their owners were present. Trie President of the New-York Commission is John C. Karnet, of the ll. B. Catlin Company, this ?Mg. THIRTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES, FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31. x8g4. ASSETS. Bonds and Mortgages.$32,021,426.97 Real Estate, including the Equitable Building and purchases under fore? closure of mortgages. 26,088,242.94 United States Stocks, State Stocks and City Stocks and other invest? ments, as per market quotations Dec. 31, 1896 (market value over cost, $2,796,862.63). 113,077,465.66 Loans secured by Bonds and Stocks (market value Dec. 31, 1896, ?t4,738.055). 11,723,700.00 Real Estate outside the State of New York, including purchsses under foreclosure and office buildings. 16,670,386.37 Cash ia Banks and Trust Companies at interest. 11,262,939.63 Balances due from agents. 632,697.20 Interest and Rents due and accrued.. 518,896.58 Premiums due and unreported, less cost of collection. 2,578,037.00 Deferred Premiums, less cost of col? lection . 2,200,155.00 Assets Dec. 31,1896.$216,773,947.35 We hereby certify that, after a personal examination of the securities and accounts described in the foregoing statement for the year 1896, we find the same to be true and correct as stated. The stocks and bonds in the above statements are valued at the market price Decem? ber 31, 1896. The Real Estate belonging to the Society ha* been appraised by the Insurance Depart? ment of the State of New York, and is stated at the reduced valuation aa shown in the official report of the examination of the Society, dated July 9, 1895. FRANCIS VV. JACKSON, Auditor. ALFRED W. MAINE, ind Auditor. LIABILITIES. Reserre on all existing policies, calculated on a \% standard, and all other liabilities--$173,496,768.23 Snrplns, on a # standard $43,277,179.12 We hereby certify to the correctness of the above cal? culation! of the reserve and surplus. Dividends will be declared, as heretofore, on the basia of a a% standard. OEOROE W. PHILLIPS, Actuary. J. G. VAN Cl'E, Assistant Actuary. INCOME. Premium Receipts.$#,089,357.7* Cash received for Interest and from other aonrces. 8,921,700.4)9 Income.$45,011,058.38 DISBURSEMENTS. Death Claims. $12,380,249.00 Matured and Discounted Endow? ments. Z,096,X93^4 Annuities. 410,793-31 Surrender Values. 3.582,301.00. Matured Tontine Values. 2,041,970.20 Dividends paid to Policy-Holders_ 2,425,932.61 Paid PoUcy-Holdors.$21,937,439.45 Commission, advertising, postage and exchange. 4)330,268.30 All other payments: Taxes, salaries, medical examinations, general ex? penses, ftc. 3,736,714-2^ Disbursements.$30,004,422.01 ASSURANCE. IXTTALMTIT POUCOS IT4TSB AT TOT* MBOaTTBS SAATrSS. , Outstanding Assurance Deo. 31, 1S96.$915,102,070.00 Hew Assurance written In 1896 $127,694,084.00 Proposals for Assurance Exam? ined and Declined.$21,678,467.00 We, the undersigned, appointed by the Board of Di? rectors of the Equitable Society, in accordance with its by-laws, to revise and verify ali its affairs for tha year 1896, hereby certify that we have, io person, carefully examined the accounts, snd counted snd exsmined ia detail the Assets of the Society, sad do hereby certify that the foregoing statement thereof is trna aad correct as stated. E. BOUDINOT COLT. T. S. YOUNO. W. 8. KENDALL, O. W. CARLETON, H. J. FAIRCHILD ,\ Special *sBSBBsfBja of tbe Board of DtisctecB. OFFICERS. HENRY B. HYDE, fntidmt. JAMES W. ALEXANDER, Vice-President. LOUIS FITZGERALD, Second Vice-President. GAGE E. TARBELL, Third r\te-Pretident. 6Z0RGE T. WILSON, Fourth Vice-President. EDWARD W. LAMBERT, Medical Director. THOMAS D. JORDAN, Comptroller. W. ALEXANDER, Secretary. S. D. RIPLEY, Treaturer. J. B. LOBING, Registrar. EDWARD CURTIS, Medical Direct*. DIRECTORS. ?Bf B. HYDE, LOUIS FITZGERALD. HENRY A- HURLBUT. HENRY G. MARQ.UAND. WM. A. WHEELOCK, MARCELLUS HARTLEY, H. M. ALEIANDER. CHAUNCEY M. DEPEW, CORNELIUS N. BLISS, THOS. D. JORDAN. CHARLES 8. SMITH, JOHN SLOANE, HORACE J. FAIRCHILD, LEVI F. MORTON. GAGE E. TARBELL, MARVIN HUOHITT. FRANK THOMSON, GEORGE J. GOULD, SAMUEL M. INMAN, Sir W. C. VAN HORNE. CHAS. B. ALEXANDER. EDWARD W. LAMBERT, JOHN J. McCOOK, WM. ALEXANDER, JAMES H. HYDE, HORACE PORTER, JOHN A. STEWART. JACOB H. 8CHIFF. A. VAN SANTVOOBD, DANIEL LORD, WILLIAM A. TOWER, MELVILLE E. INGALLS, THOMAS S. YOUNG, A. VAN BERGEN, JOHN E. SEARLES. DAS7ID H. MOFFAT. JAMES H. DUNHAM, T. DE WITT CUTLER, ?JOSEPH T. LOW, JAMES W. AUtrAHDJBa, AUGUST BELMONT, THOMAS T. ECKERT, WM. B. KENDALL, HENRT 8. TERRELL, GEORGE W. PHILLIPS, GEO. W. CARLETON, E. BOUDINOT COLT, DANIEL R. NOYES, ALANSON TRASE. BRAYTON IVES. SIDNEY D. RIPLEY, J. F. Ds NAVARRO. MEETINGS AND ENTERTAINMENT*. There was a meeting of the New-York Academy of Medicine, in West Forty-third-st.. last evening, when papers were rend by a number of well-known physicians on tuberculosis its Vestment, and the need of sanitariums where such cases could be Isolated thus lessening Ihe liability of contagion resulting from the spread of the disease. Papers WOTS read hy Dr. Irwin If. Hames and Ir. B. A^ Knopf. A paper on "The Preparation of Blood for Microscopical Examination" was read by Dr. Henry 0 Plffard. The establishment of a sani? tarium where cases of tuberculosis could be iso? lated and patients receive better care and purer air, was strongly advocated. The trustees and faculty o' the New-York Dental School held their second annual dinner last evening nt tha Arena. Pro'essor Dwight L. Hubbard pre? sided The speakers nnd th.-lr toasts were: Pro feaaor William M. Polk. "The KnUerslty Medical College" Dr. William Carr, of the State Hoard of Dental Examiners. "Oeneral Dental Practice"; Asa O Gallup "Preliminary Dental Education"; Sen? ator 'john Ford. "The Hoard of Trustees." and Professor John I- Mart. The Faculty." Dr Carr Included in his remarks a greeting from the New York College of Dentistry, with which he is con? nected Among those present were Professor Fte! erick W C.wver. Dr. H. c. .Vast. Dr. W. C. Dean, Dr Joseph Fournler. Dr. Arthur L. Swift. Senator T W Osborn, the Rev. Dr. .1. Elmendorf. Professor iifnns Muller Professor Delaney W. Ward, Pro? fessor rm *"?*-"?? ????? Protaaaot winiam s. Russell. _ The annual meeting of the Ooo! (Jorernment Club o' the XlXth Assembly District was held last night at No Ml Columt>us-a\e The following trustee's were elected to fill expiring terms and vacancies on the Hoard: The R-v. H. E. Cobb. Vrthur ll Elv, Oeorge Barclay Moffat. Oeorge ilaven Putnam'. Joseph M Price. A. Whitman and | \V Watson, to hold office for three years: J. F Andrews to hold office for two years, and Hor a.e, A. Davis, to Hold office one y.-.r. Th- twenty-ninth anniversary r.ception of the Harlem branch of the Y. M C. A. is to be held In ,,,.. parlors of the branch building. Nc I West One hundrod-snd-twenty-Sftb-st., this evening u 8 ? i..w ThM will t?- vocil and instrumer:-il mu* ?i5 'ii ,'rief addresser, will be deliver*;-! by the ;!'..v d' WWIemC Bitting snd William H. Sag-. , i,airman ot th.- branch. Charles H. Olibert. of New.uk. will lecture on ?The Doctrine ..f the Worthwhile," under the ans i.ices of the Public IMu.'.Mon Ass..-I mon, at No. fl Ma.lt*>:. ave. at I o clo. k IblS af.erno.t, William Everett Hicks will addr.-s th- Manhat? tan Liber.I Club. No. M East Fiflee.u!i-st., thia -.vening on "The Resl Mission of the Clirlstlati ci ireh as Revealed In the Last Election." with In* '.dental observations on Dwight I.. Mood At the semi-monthly meeting of the Twilight Club, held at the St Deni* last e\eninx, there were about . fifty members and gilesta present. Chares F Win- J cate presided The topic for discussion waa "Aa O-hers Bee Cs." The preildlng officer opened the discussion and was followed hy O.W. Wingate, Dr E. H. Porter, Captain Conman and others. Tho Theosophical Home Cmsada will hold a asset lng at the hall of tho H. P. B. Theosophical Society. No 143 Weal One-hundrad-and-twentF-Erth-at., Bundor at I p. m. Baveral prominent^speakers will Ker sddrcssei upon theosophical doctrines and purpose. _ v meela! matins of tbs New-York Yaehl Cluh win ba held at tho clubhouse Tuesday at ? pm to reeetva rho report of tho committee appointed to consider the advisability of organizing a Yacht Rac in? ?!?".? Appropriations recommended bj tha i"na.V,,:. romml.t:,' JrlU siso ha acted upon. Tho thirty-third annual dinner of tho mn month cou ko IsBoclotlon of New-York will ba hod at the u wf ,h:s evening al 7* o'clock. Tho president 5 thi asVoclatlon. Charles P. Marlwon, * wU pe do. Tho Hov. Dr. William J Ticker pro.,den, ot Dartmouth, will respond to tha toa* "The Col .??.>?? ?nd wii: ba followed by Colonel John J. Mc loee, an i ?n. igreea of Princeton I niver Cook, of the 'u'r;' I,, ,ssiKne,l the toa-; Amer rltV' r?lv'eV?<t\' Work'- Samuel W. McC.ll. Dart i>-an 1 ?iye?"'wTr If conaTess from Massachusetts, ?"?,',^;,r,^ rw -I./,rtmouth ar Washington';: wr",1? nn Iv William?, 'SJ, who will answer to William n.rno>\Ni ia , gi wier. ?The Triangular LHUW R whfj w|1) ^. Oarrmouthi . . Of concj.? An ???,?,,, |arf<f. KteSancftoIndicated from praaent responses. Tho PnagreaalTB Cirll tenrlee Reform' Aaaock* non of which Abraham amber ??" P"*** ?" hol.l its much-taaked-of mass-meeting at I coper Inion this evening. Tho speaker., announce.! brides Mr 'lr.il.er are General Charles M. Orosve Daa?.<hllMn CongrsBBmBn from Ohio; Senator nor. BavamcMn ?nK ? of ,.hautauq,Ja ^?T/lf R^ubHcan loader of the Assembly, and ?Tr-.i HonrvK Tremain. General Tremain ls *'Vn I,''., i ,? hHvlne bo.-n the first man to Intro dK a civil"iSrVlca BaSrm neasnre In tho Raw york Legtelatura._ Tho annual maaUng of the nh Regiment Veteran Club will ba held on .Monday evening, at tho club? house Fiftv-elKhth-st. ami Klfth-ave. New by? laws will ba enacted, and the reorganization scheme arin Ire considered. It ls proposed to make former *i a? nf the Army and Katy and Marine Corps, ofllcors of tn. ^.u> N.l(lonill r.unnt and officers ff;".nha. molmtteel service eligible for membership. ?f tiY]n , hate r I io name of the club to "The Mill ;in,l to ai UP W* V()rk .. Ttl? mrm,?,rshlp will ^limited to A ot Which only USN may be resi? dent inamhora, _ The Society of Colonial Wars In the Slate of New-York, will hold Its annual dinner at Deimonl CO'a on Thursday, January :'H. at 7 p. m. Frederick i... i'evKtor will preside. The dinner will comment ,.. ihe siKnlnn of the contract In January. 1?09, h.'.weenU'enry Hudson and the Dutch Kast India ?? mnanv for the voyage which resulted In thu rtl.rovery of Manhattan island Among the speak I',..!.ted are chauncey |f. Depew, colonel !? w*e F Waring. Biku Root. C. c. Beaman and v'v'-i'it.m H M.FIroy. The sister societies will l.e r J "nt ed. a.id an unusually large attendance Of the members of tbe society ls promised. TbO*Y0Uttg TdOut League of the Hebrew Infant a vitim will have an Informal dance to-morrow ?veningBl tbe Tussda, Fifry-nlnth-st. and Madison a\e _. The annual ataOSttaf of the American Yacht Club was held at Pelmonic-j's Tuesday night. The reports from the various officers show the ciuh to be in a flourishing condition. A surplus was reported by tha tieaaurer, and aa increased membereiilp waa als* annunced. There were about two hundred sad thirty members present. Tlie following officers wera . lected to serve for the ensuing year: Commodore, Charles A HoiiM: vice-eommidore, William R. Hearst: rear-commodore, William H. Burler; secre rarv. Th..mas L. Scovlll; treasurer. Wli'.Iam Parter Allen: fleet surgeon. Dr. Ciiarle- I. Pardee; measurer. Charles H. Haswell; consulting engineer. George *A . Mag... Knited States Navy: trustees <to serve for three veers. B*. R. Lawrence, William H Parsons ar.d William Porter Allen; to serve for one year, J. Il .ward Wainwright and Dr. charles I. Pardee. Hrlga.ller-C.eneral Edward H. Ripley will resd a p..[.er on "The Defence an.L Surrender of Harper's Ferry In 1*32" before the United Service. Club, No. ll West Thlny-first-st., to-morrow at 8:30 p. m. The special services in the North Presbyterian Church, Nmth-ave. and Thlrty-flrst-st., the Rev. Dr. 8. H. Rossiter, pastor, have been well attended this week. Thia evening Dr. C. 8. Young will be the ?peaker, A course of lectures to men on "First A'rt tn the Injured" will begin Monday. In the Knited Chsrl tles Building. A course to women will begin nett Wednesday. The annual dinner of the Rutgers College Alumni Association will be held this evening at Del tnonloo's at I'M o'clock. Tickets may be obtained from Phillp M. Brett, secretary and treasurer, No. 120 Broadway. The bi-monthly dinner of the Knltarlan Club of New-York will bc held at the St. Denis on Thurs? day evening of next week. Mrs. Julia Ward Hows and Mrs Mary A Livermore will pm the speakers. V HASHES IS THE IROS INDUSTRY. An important change ts taking place In the Iron and steel Industry. The dissolution of the wiro nail and billet pools was under circumstances thst preclude any attempt at their reorganization on old lines. Bv the contract made by Carnegie with Rockefeller, the former secures practically an un? limited supply of Bteeaba Iron ore at figures far below the present market price and considerably under the cost of production on the Alder Iron ranges. Moreover, this contract hns placed In the hands of Carnegie a weapon with which to eom hat effectively the Chicago steel Interests tn their own territory. The freight rate from Pittsburg ls offset by lt. chicago ls a heavy consumer of Connellsvllle coke, fully ?n per cent of which ls made or controlled hy Carnegie Interests. In UM this coke was sold for tl a ton. The decision of the manufacturers to hold the price at S2 la highly Important. The cost of coke laid down tn Chicago ls l-l J-', to fl .'?? against a nominal cost of 12 BO and an atual cost or St lesa to Carnegie In Pittsburg, lt costa about tl a ton more to make steel rails than billets lu i?*'. billets sold at about fig and steel rails at $2$. The reduction in steel rails to $25 takes about to.OOVtoo from the business on the basis of last year's production. tfnropran 3Uurrtiscmeius. -Lfv********!**** *???*****???***"*?-*-*" *?*-*?*- *?** ^?ll^r*~*^^-*~^rv'**rxfv\r\rHf>f>f\j\f\?\Af ? * UUOl'ICANS AND TRAVELLERS will tai tb* I/oodoo oflles or Tho TMdudo. TS neat Strr**, BL O* ? eoav-ntont pis ra ,o los*** UteJr BSbSBBJBBBBaBSg ead ?**?? ?crlptloas for Tbs Tri bus*. Hotel de Lille et d' Albion 1*23. Rue St. Honore, Parla. Between the Tullerlea Gardens. Placs Vendome and New Opera. Advantageous arrangements for families. Beautiful Hall. Large Drawing Rooms. Electric Light, *c. Telegrams. "LtTIal* blon." Paris. HENRY ABADIB.