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PLODDING THE SULTAN.
fOO SLOW FOR THE POWERS. j-CXEWAL OF THE REQUEST FOR AN ARMISTICE. fg? PORTS APIWREXTLT IN NO HURRY TO CR.\$F HOSTIl-mirS?MAY NOT TAKE AC? TION VNTII. TX1MOKO IS CAPTUHED ?l-'KESI" 0RPER8 TO EDHBM. Constantinople, May 13.?The foreign Ambas Bsjrrn held another conference to-day. after ?shir.1 Baron de Callee, the Austro-Hungarlan BfShaassdor. called upon Tewfik Pacha, the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, and re p-rwsi the proposal of an armistice which was t*rsa?gt?*k1 ytf-terday. The opinion Is general In ?Turki?.* circles that until the occupation of Do njoko. which is momentarily expected, the Porte cannot grant an armistice. London, May 14? The correspondent of "The S:andarc!" at Constantinople says: "Edr.e::i Tacha has telegraphed to the Porte that h<- is quite certain of being able to capture "**S**aoko and the Greek Army as well, and in re ?gonsa | liaalasj orders have been sent to the Turkish srafT to go ahead With the greatest energy, regardlesa of diplomacy. -Genfra'. military preparations continue here on the largest scale." A dtapatch to "Tho Times" from Athens con ?SSt '??'<* report that the Inaction of the Turkish Army ?J duo to the Intervention of Russia. The situation at the scene of hostilities appears to ba that Turkey is ?determined to occupy Do jnok'. before consenting to nn armistice, and that Gr?. - la convinced of the impossibility of hold |*Bj ul against tho serious attack which Edhem Pacha la preparing to deliver. It has been decided to evacuate Domoko and to fall back upon the old frontier. This pian ?gill probably be carried out to-morrow, If It has not already been carried out, and thus the way v.ill be opened for peace negotiations. -? WILL. NEVER PAY AN INDEMNITY. EX PREMIER r>F.LYA>:NI8 SATS SVCH A rROPOSAI. WOV'.h HE REJECTED. Athens, May IS.?la the course of an Inter? view to-day If, Delyannla, the former Premier, criticised the evacuation of Crete without com? pensation, and declared that Ore? ce would never pOJt indemnity t-> Turkey. He added: "If any auch pi-o*poa**u Is submitted to the Legislative Assembly it will certainly be rejected." UPRISING IN MACEDONIA. INei*RC"E.\*T3 SAID TO DE ADVANCINO ON ELAS 60.VA. London, May 14.?A dispatch to "The Dally Chronicle" from Athens ?ays that Greeks who have arrived there from Damla report a Mace? donia rising in the district between Salfde and Kozlanl; while "The Times," an Athens evening paper, states that there has been a rising in Central Macedonia, that four thousand insur? gents have captured the pass forming a part of the principal line of communications of the Turk? ish Army, that they arc advancing toward Elas aona, and are preparing to unite forces with the bands under Davell, Zermas and other Mace? donian chiefs." -a MARCHING ON KALAMBAKA. TERKISH FORCES CON*"V"**ROINO ON* THE THES P.AI.IAN CfTY. Constantinople. May 13.?An official dispatch from Larissa, dated from that place yesterday, announces that six battalions of Turkish In? fantry from the east and from Larissa, four battalions from P'skata and four battalions from Janlna, are marching on Kalamhaka, north? west of Trlkhala, wh-re they will shortly ho Joined by the Turkish armies from Janlna and Elassona. -a THE FEAST OF B AIR AN BEGUN. ??jt.TJTtn g"*raj*sr ant? general rejoicing ? AMO.V3 THE UVSSOIMAUM. Condon. May 13.?The correspondent of "Tha Dally Mail" at Larissa telegraphs, under yes? terday's date, as follows. "The feast of Dalran has begun, and there will be no military operations except when nec? essary. Edhem Pacha has caused sheep to be killed, according to the Turkish custom, and has visited th? generals in the vicinity. The troops fired a feu-d^-jole. The Mussulmans and their families are celebrating the feast with en? thusiasm, as marking th-Mr release from tor* eign domlnatl?*n, ea~h head Of a family killing a sheep with his own hand. The rich are keep? ing open house, and the Mussulmans are prome? nading the streets in gala dress." -* TO EVACUATE DOMOKO. REPORT THAT THE- GREEKS HAVE ARRIVED AT THIS DECISION. London, May 14?The correspondent of "The Morning Post" at Domoko, under yesterday's date, Bays: "It has been decided to evacuate this position and a large number of troops have already left. It is freely asserted that the war is over. I am ?about to start for Athens." THE CAPTURED TURKISH STEAMER. Taken to athens. where she is treated as a prize of war. London, May 14.?The Athens correspondent of "The Dally Telegraph" pays: "M. Rail!, who visited the captured Turkish Bteamer Georglos on her arrival here, Informed me that tho Government has d'-cided to treat the vessel as a prize of war and to utilize her S3 a transport ship. Mabrouk Fahmy, Ibrahim P.oushdl. Abdullah F<l;ri and .' hmed Hamoud. all of whom aro officers of the Khedive's house 1 '. denied that they had any knowledge that there were arms aboard, and declared that they I ... -. -d the boxes contained preserres, as tli'-y were so disguised. Later, however, Abdullali admitted that he knew the contents of the boxes, but said there was no Intention to use them against the Greek Army, as they were designed to pacify the disaffected populati'.n of the island of Tl.as...?-. "M. Halli gave instructif ns that they be taken ... Maupliofl ;is prlionora and to ba ">v<-u ttroatod. They all testified to th**gWadn?>aa of their e-aptcrrs. I accompanied Mm <>n board after they had .??ft and had s delightful moonlight sail. We visited the Admiral of the American ironclad Fan Francis? 0 in-fore p-turning t<? Athens." -? A ORBES BLOCKADE. THE G"."I.F? OF VOtO XkD PA KONICA **CA*L*F*D UP. London, May IS.?A t?-legram received here from Athens ti -day says the Greek flee*, ha? es tgUislM ?j a bk ekavds of the Gulf of Volo, Sal?nica, May If.?The Gr? ? k .??juadron Is watching the coast from I'latamona to the Gulf Of Volg, ?-nd It is said the Greek warships are ? ?? Mkadlns tha Gulf ?.f Sa'?.ni?-i. A British -teamer. bound for Ba.onlca, has b.-;i prevented from ? i.'.? ring th? gulf. -4? GREEKS BESIEGE COAST TOWNS. THK1R fOSCEE ATTACK MCOI'OI.IH AND FREVKSA in EPinifl Athens. May IS.?According to dispatches Just received here the (?reek forces are besieging "Nicopclls and Pre\??a. London, May 14.--The Athens correspondent Of The Dully Chronicle" ?ay?: "Another Ore? k for?-e under Col ,ne) Uotzarl? is sdvancing from I?o***ros to cooperate with Coli nel Bglroctgrlg. "I'r. ve?a is <-lot?-!\ besieged by land and l.?-lng bombarded from II? i?**V Jt is reported that an attempt will ba made to take it by r,torm." The Athens corn -spunden! of "Th?- Dally T.-le grbph" says: "There lias been no real atta?-k by the Greek fle-t iijii,i? Ir?-veste, but only a bombardment to iacilitate the landing of troupH. The Turkish ??st*rSSa***g at Nlcorsoffs and Pr? vesa fired now on the (?.et a,,!] bjo*W landward, proving that the ??reek army is advancing, ore afternoon H?-len CosatantlnltUs enters?] the engagement. Tele? graphic communication? have been cut between rreve>.a and Janlna, and the Turk? have re wed to Pslalocastro. "**raa action of the Ileet u.ablt?* three thoueani volunteer-* to land on the Louros Bide, and the Greek gunners destroyed several convovs bound for Prcvega. MILITARY ACTIVITY AT ATHENS. THE GOVKKNM1.NT CONTINCEH T.") BEND MEN TO THE FRONT. London, May ll.-The Athens correspondent of "The Dally Mall" Baya that the Government continues to send men to the front, and Is pur? chasing large quantities of war material. The Government has proclaimed the Gulf of Volo blockaded. It is eemllng large orders for horses and muni? tions of war to various European citle8. A (?spatch to "Tho Times" from Domoko, dated Wednesday, reportn the Increased activity of the Foreign Legion, which has been ur.lered to proceed t?. the (eft Hank of the Ortefe armv near Lake Tynlas. This is regarde*] as an In? ?"cation of the point of danger. It is also pos? sible, thinks the correspondent, that they have been sent to cover the retreat of the army to tho old frontier. Colonel Blaractarls and a brigade haa been ordered to go to BptrtU to protect the Greek peasantry against Turkish crueltv. WITH THE TURKISH ARMY. SCENES AND INCIDENTS AMONG THE ALBANIAN VOLt'NTEERS. Boravltoh correspondence of Tin? iyonJon News, April 26. It takes rather a larixe map to give a view of Soravltch, but it is mi Important point on all maps ut this time. Hire Is the end of ilie railway line of supplies to the Turkish Army. This single line of road, hecaUBS of the weakness ?if the Turkish Navy, sends relief to the Turkish Army, and when one Mill sees what an enormous force is being sent ov?-r It, one cannot but wonder why the Greek Navy has not disabled it before, It runs in many places just a Ian? the Beaabora before reaching Sal?nica. N??w all regular or mall trains are dls contlnued, and special military trains, carrying thousands of soldiers dally, go at all hours of'tho da] and night. That this enormous army Is poured into Theaealv and Kplrus ?seems full evi dei.c thai the Turki??)) Government does n??t con? sider the war at an end. Over this line are being sent, not only a great army of soldiers, but horses, carriages for use a? ambulances (Sal?nica has l -st all lur "arabehs"), supplies, commissary and arsenal, and an army of war correspondents. These last, among whom 1 have been f.-r nearly a week pushing to the front, do not .?.cm of much avail. It was known from the beginning that a Btrlct censorship would cause all telegrams to read very much alike, but not ?me .-xpect?-d the ?recent adultion.il hardships Imposed. A letter received at Sal?nica from a correspon? dent at the front mid that lor five days all tele? grams were suppressed, and he mailed s<?m<?, bog? ging that they be sent from Sal?nica. Added to this, the mails now run so irregularly that even the ni??re reliai.le letters are apt to wait for days on the way. For days there have been no means of transportation from Sal?nica ??*r even all of the Red Crescent h m bula nee supplies, and wound? ed men arc being sent all the way to Sal?nica for medical assistance. We expect to reach the front, or what we now know m the front. Larissa, from hero in thirty six hours, ?particularly as we shall be able to to in carriages sent as ambulance* The most warlike scene yet met with whs at the station in Sal?nica. IIere were thousands ?>f Albanian volunteers wait? ing for transportation to Monastir and Janlna. These same men, who were sen in the streets yesterday with ragged old mountaineer clothes, ara now fully litted out In new uniforms, and are vain accordingly. This differ.? from the ordinary uni? form. In that it hafl a white f? z with a black cres? cent and cross on the front, blue coat and trousers with red piping and brass buttons, the trousers being almost entirely coveted with white wool leg? gings reaching above the knee. The Mritish Conaul-General at Sal?nica told mo that the uniforming of troops had been one of the most remarkable things of th?. war. He knew positively a month airo that not a uniform re? mained in the arsenal at Sal?nica, and now they are being given out at the rate of at least. COO per day. At tho station the largest crowds woro gathered about the Albanian dancers, who, with very rude drums and fifes, were performing what may per? haps be an ordinary dance of perure, but what was In truth for all the world like g North American Indhn wax uancc. The drums were great barrel affairs, like the famous drums' of the Janissaries in tho church of Ht. Irene, In Constantinople, and gave out a dull sound, which spread heavily ovtrrr all the neighborhood. The dancers, all men, joined hands and followed a lead? r. This leader ?lunc-d very gracefully, in good time, an?l waved In his fi?'0 hand a handkerchief. The steps were like those of a modern skirt-dancer, mostly of a gavotte character, with toes turned down and the ir> ,i,i ;..;,- far to the beck. It Is said that this ?lane?- is now going on ull over Albania, and Is also a leading diversion in some portions of the army. Another bright color spot at the Sal?nica station was the crowds of Jewish women, with their pe? culiar head-dresses?banda of red and Ilia?: low across the forehead, an?l the hair hung behind In a green silk bag, fringed .?nd embroidered in p?ari beads. I learned on inquiry that very many Jew? ish bovs had volunteered, and these wcro female relatives to bid tli?-m goodby. Jews. It seems, are n.,; pressed into the service, but arc accepted as voiunteer--. There w<r<- much weeping and em? bracing as ihe time for departure approach"!. Crowds would leather around and Jeer at every BBd group, one old mother went out amon-t the troops several tim??* and le?l out her son, beeeechlng him not to leave her. His Bisters added their wailing appeals. Kut he would hear nMM Of them, ana broke away ?ach time, running to regain his com pany. One young .and ?ery pretty wife, with a Korgeous head-dress-it seems only to be worn iitt'T marriage?clung tightly around her husband's neck for some minutes, mu!, when he finally threw her from him. fell helpless In the ?lust and had to be carried awav bv her friends. The soldiers are of all age?, ranging from boys who seem to l?o about thirteen years old to men of at hast fifty. There are al'-o a number of little boys under len, fully uniformed, evidently ac? companying their fatness. This scene, full of life, was In very marked com- ; parlson to the streets, where the great distress of i the Greek subjects i? everywhere evident. Not , or.lv are beads of famll!?*s arrested and imprisoned, but the wives and children are evicted into the t streets and are everywhere crying for assistance, There was a scheme Inaugurated, either officially or otherwise, bv which for the payment of ?.-. or tlO the Greek would bo allowed to remain This was put Into operation In many eaaea. the fees collected an?l then the order reversed. In fact, the conduct of th? local authorities was ?uch that the day aft-'-r I left there was to be a meeting of the Consuls to protest at-ainst it. Then, too, there is constar?, fear of massacre. The citv i? filled with Rashi-Kazotiks, and th?-y arc so lawlessly enthusiast?, over the war as to be a constant menace. The local government In this regard is taking every possible precaution. 1 he streets ar? well patrolled, and the Vail Is even promptly acceding to all requests rnado to film by the Consuls in the line of preventing disturbances Kut it tho conatantly expected Greek licet should make Its appearance In the bay. there la little deulit that tilines would go bard with the ??re.-ks of ?Sal?nica. Even those denaturalised are In danger, and one or two prominent Greek citizens have received letters threatening assassination. The i-rcat Ohas! Osman Is still the object of all attention. On Tuesday afternoon 1 saw him walk? ing along the busiest part ?>f tne streets, having left his carriage to follow, and all along ihe crowds saluted with the Balaam and the peculiar low grunt? , ing Turkish cheer. lie looks in excellent health ! and thoroughly strong for his age, fully able to take active command If neovrsarv The road from Sal?nica here 1* blocked all nlonc with military train?:, an?! our train progressed very slowly They tell OS here that tho whole country is Infested with deeerters from the Turkish army, ami that on our ride to the seat of war wo must remain most alert and careful. NOTES OF THE STAGE. The following bill will be presented at tho Rlshop benefit this afternoon at the Empire Theatre: Felix Morris and Mis* Annie Russell. |_ Mrs. Minnie Ifaddern Flake's play "The Rose"; Miss Lillian Russell, who will sing Emll ?Bach's song, "The Roses"! J. E. Dodson, In a monologue; Chauncey Olrott Joseph Jefferson, In the gravedlgger scene from ?'Hamlet," and E. H. Sot hern, In hla mono? logue, "I Love, Thou Lov*t, Ho Loves." Justice Smyth in tho Supreme Court yesterday committed Frank I'ercy We?doa, tho business manager of the Baetenlana, to Edoomlngdale Asy? lum, on the application of his wir.-. ,\ir. tVeadon whs sent to Ucllevue Hospital a few day? p.?-??, and Drs ?Pitch and Wlldman certified that ho was suf? fi ring from a mild form of dementia, and a BOjOUfll at Btoominffdale might restore him. A new refrigerating plant, for the summer cam? paign, btfl ben put Into the Knickerbocker Thea? tre. It is capable of supplying B fabulous number <.f cubh- feet of <??ld air every minute. Mis? Dtl?a Fox last night sang her part in "The Wedding Lay' at the Casino. WHERE THE POOR HELP THEMSELVES. The Industrial settlement, known as Hartley Holme, No. 413 West Forty-slxth-st.. managed by the Ncw-Vork ggeocigtion for Improving the Can-. dltlon of th? Poor, is proving successful In giving employment to poor women, who, being without regular occupation, would otherwls.e be forced to beg for a living, but great difficulty Is experienced in obtaining a s-ifil 1? nt Quantity of second-hand mat? rial In clothing, rags, ribbons, trimmings, etc., to keep them fully employed. An agpael Is n.ado for ciift-off clothing for this charity, which, while it relieves, does not pauperise, js tho recipients of its bounty have to give mi ??pilvuknt In labor. Thousands of families ara making preparations to leave the city for the cummer, and wardrobes hre generally overhauled, with the result that In? numerable half-worn garments are thrown away. A postal curd Sent to .Miss H. i- Ur.-ene, No. 413 West Forty-six* h-st., saying thai sui-h goods may be bad will hi once receive attention. The women workers receive instruction in ?"-wing, etc.; a free both. If desired; hot luncheon an?i groceries worth about f>> cents, for a day's work. A new feature has been added-a weekly meeting of the mothers Of peof children. They 'are received socially, en? tertained, provided with te_ an?! cakes, made by the children who attend the ?ooklng school, and ara addressed by medical men on domestic hy? giene In popular und entertaining style. Chicks and mon? \s to nsi-lr-t in meetit-g the gen? eral expenses ? f Hartley lioutv ?hould be **nt to Warner Van Norden, irsasurer, No. -. Nesaau-st. IN MEMORY OF JAMESTOWN. ITS SETTLEMENT CELEBRATED BY THE FOUNDERS AND PATRIOTS. OVTKUM UU?DTU? AND AN ANNIVERSARY DIN? NER HELD AT Tllli WINI.Sun THE BAT? TLE OK LEXINGTON EUCAI?MD. The Order of Foun?ler? and Patriot? of America held a meeting In the Onv.rnor's Room In the City Hall yesterday afternoon :o comm?mor?t?? the 2!*)th anniversary of the seulement of James? town, Va., In lf?i7. It was the ?econ.l annual meet? ing of the General Court, and Colon. I Frederick D. tirant, the governor-general, pre?l?lc?l. The room was decorated with the American ling and the colors of Hie order. KeprcM-n ta lives from ?evernl State ?oci.-tle? attended. An ctti? in 1 report Iniilceted tlm the ordfr ha?I a membership of 34??. nn?l wa? rapidly gfWWtTS*". Membership Is llniltid to those having ancestor? who settled In the rnltc.l States l,ef,,re |*gf. A resolution was passed expressing regr. t fit the death of Rear-Admlrrtl Richard \V. Monde, who was a member of the order, nnd S handsome ?i, gtOKsed testimonial was presente?! to Congressman Jame? j. Hehlen, of Syracuse, who gave a dinner to the order at the Hotel Manhattan on July 2 lartt. The following officers were elected: Govemor general. Colonel Frederick D. ("rant, New-York; deputy-govcmor-g?ncrnl, William Armstrong Hal Mar, N'fwark. N". J. ; .rrrcinry-noniTHl. John Unlnry Ailam?, New-York; treasurer-genera), Jonathan Flynt Morris, Hartford, Conn.; attorney-general. Morris p. Ferris, New-York; register-general, How? ard S. Bobbin?, New-York; historian-general, Pro? fessor Thomas Kgleston, New-York; chaplain-gen? eral, the Rev. Joseph F. Folsom. Kearny, N. J.; councillors-general, H??nry Hall, t?o******** L. O. Hop kins, Thomas W. nickncll, Kdward P. Cone, Major Francis L. Hills. James J. Helden. Edward P. ?'hapln. L E. chlttend.-n and C. C Wolcott. A committee was appointed to make a record, for preservation, of all tho Colonial graveyards In the country. The society held a dinner In the evening at tho Windsor Hotel in honor of the Genf-rnl Court of the Order on the first anniversary of Its organization. Incidentally the society c?-lel>r..ted the Mth atinlv.-r sary of tho settlement of Jamestown. The N.itlona". 00*01*1 predominated In the de.-orations of th>> large dining hall. Over the g:??:?' table was also draped u Fotinilers' flag, designed for tho order by the Ut.? Rear-Admlra: Riehard W. Meade. It showed the croa? of St. Qeorge on a whit? tieid, and m t no upper left hand corner a wreath of white stars upon a Held of blue. Judge William W. Oeodrleh, governor of the society, presided, h ml among those present wire ?"olon.-l Frederics D. Grant, Mr. and Mrs. II. ?4. Bobbin?, John yuini-y Adams and Miss A.lams. the Rey. Daniel F. Warr-n, Or. S .*> Hurt, General and Mrs. Ferdinand P. Karl?-. Stephen M. Wright, secretary of the Order of the Sons of the Am.irnan Revolution; Mr. ami Mrs Kdw.ird I'ayson '.'one. Charlea Snow Kellogg. Major nn?l Mrs. Robert K. Hopkins. Major and Mrs II. B. Turrell, U. s. A.; Jame? II. Hoadley, Henry A. H?.yt. George R. Howe. John Wtnsl.iw. Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Mor? ris, Warner Van N?.r?len. Mr. iiikI Mrs. W. It. Weeks and M,.?s VVi-eks. I?r. Alfr.-l K HU?S, ?'olo nel and Mr? Lewis C. Hopkins Mr and Mrs Kd? ward Hinnan, Matthew Ultiman. Prands Durando Nichols. Mr. ?and Mr? Oootmt Clinton Miller, M.-. and Airs Harrv I?. Miller, Mr. ami Mrs. Jonathan Flint Morrl*. Mr. and Mrs. D. Lamar. Colon?! Ralph K. Frime, Colonel ?'liarles a. Jewell, rs-Con ?ul Max lioltlnger. of Mannheim. Crinan.?; Or. J. A KenneficI* Mr? Anderson, Mr. and Mrs..;, c Champion, Mr. Hart ano' I. K. Chlttenden, Jude?, (jofxiiinii spok? briefly in Introduction, re mtnding hi? hearers of the stsjnlfl<sane? ?>f th? ?late Judge John Winsiow read the paper of the eren Ing, which wa? entitled "The Bsttle of ?Lexington as Viewed In London by Lord Mansfield and s Jury' in " Trial of John Horn?*. ***?*-., for Libel on the Krltish Covernment." The paper dcscrlhed how, when the news of Lexington reached Lon? don John II*rno denounced the .itt.vk of the King"? troops, and ptoposed a subs? npilun of u<"> for the relief of the ''widow?, orphan* and sged parents of our beloved American fellow-subject? who faltnfnl to the character of Englishman, pre ferri.-.g death to slavery, wer? for thai reason only Inhumanely murdered by the King's trap? at or near Lexington and concord. In the Provine? or Maaaachuwtts, on th-? tf?th day of April.'" Hornea trial which resulted in his l.eing sentenced to on?; month In prison, aroused Intense interest and the Strongest feeling. Colonel S. C. Hopkins explained the project of the order for making record? of tn? ?-rnveetonea of all of the thirteen original Stales Tne committee that has this project In hand conslBta of J ol nel Hopkins, Or. Edward r**rsl?**ton. Howard i Rot bins, the Rev. K. S. F - Hall. irbea an?i Edward Hagaman A MILLION FOR EACH PBANCBI8B. IIEN-RY J. EnAKCT'S OfTBR fOM THE SIXTn AND EIGHTH AVE. RAILHOAT'S -.All. l'KCoKF. THE 6INK1N". KLM? ? '< ?MMIssI? ?MM!?. At a meeting or the Sinking Fund romnwsi-i.er* yesterday Charles H. l'uil"r, aa att.-rney for Henry J. Braker, present- d a letter on the ?uhject of the purchase of tho Plxih and Klghth avenue railroad*. In his letter Mr. Batter Invited attention to the .'act that Mr. Kraker had offered the rtty *1,*?O,0N f.r eaeh franchise. In addition to the ainouni required 10 pay the present occupants for their Improvement?, the fran?"lils?s to bo subject to regulations fixed by the Railroad Commissioners, Common Council or other properly appointed officers, as well an t.? the regular franchise tax. He proceeded la point out that as the last-named amount equalled the annual Interest at 4 per cent on l2..V?o,o<X?, all of which wa? In excess of the city's present income from the roads, the acceptance of the offer meant a practical extinguishment of HAU.Ut of municipal Indebted? ness, and he therefore a.^ked, on behalf of Mr. Braker, that the Commissioner* would appoint a time when the offer could be presented to them la all it? details. At tha request of Mr. De Forrest, counsel for the Central Kallroad of New-Jersey, the provision In the proposed franchise relating to the Llberty-st. ferry was stricken out. Then tha Mayor moved to refer tho question* Involved In Mr Hut let's applica? tion to tho Cr-rporatlin Counsel. Recorder Onf- op? posed the motion and urged that the counsel for Mr. Braker be heard at length. Contr?ler Fitch asked Mr. Butler If he haJ satis? fied himself that tho Sinking Fund Commission was the proper body to Which to present the petition. Mr. Butler replied that the Sinking Fund Commis? sion was charged with tho preservation of the city's property, and Is a rnatter In w-iii.-h $?,<>o<v?'?j was ir. trolred be thought ho had s right to be heard. (???lierai llcCook took the same view as the Con? troller, and although tho Mayor oppo?e?l, tho letter was referred to the Corporation Counsel with a re? quital that he would State ?That th? jurisdiction of th? Commission was before June 1. After the meeting Controller Fitch Informed Mr. Butler that Re would give him a hearing without wilting for the corporation Counsel's opinion. Mr. Bi tier ha? a?l?ed that the Controller give him a hearing next. Tuesday. \\ luana IfeCarroll. chairman of the Committee on City Affairs of the Board of Trade and Trans? portmkm. has addressed a letter to President Jeiolo man, of the Hoard of A!d<-rmen, asking that a hear? ing he given to the committee In regard to the pro? pose! change of motive power by th? Klghth Ave? nue Railroad Company an<l the Metropolitan Street Railway Company. The letter says that the privi? lege should not. he granted unl?-?s ai lejst |",?5?v),iioo is paid by the companies to the city. THi: KH'HTII AVENCE LINE IMPROVEMENT. At a meeting of the. Washington Heights pro? gressive Association last evening, a committee of (He was appointed to aid In expediting the Metro? politan Street Railway plan of Introducing electxlc motlve power on tho Eight h-ave. line. C, C. BALDWIN'S FUNERAL. Tho funeral of C. C. Baldwin, Naval Officer of tho Tort of New-York, who died at his Newport homo on Weilnesday, will bo held at Trinity Church, thla g*t***, to-morrow morning at 1".">? o'clock. The oflkers and employ? 3 uttaelnd to tho Naval Office ji-sterday met and adopted resolution? on the death of Mr. Baldwin. The resolution* wre pr.v pared l?y a committee, consisting of II. W. (iourley, Speil.ll Deputy Naval ??in-er; D. J. Ilogerty, Dep? uty Naval officer; A "V. ?In-en. C. O. Claric. J. K. ??* and ?'. c. ?'nswell, chief clerk?, and churk? B. ?weeny, auditor. The Executive Committee of the New-York Life Insurance Company jras.??.d resolution? yacterdaS expressing Its regret M the death of Mr. Baldwin, who had been a merni.. r of the Finance Coasnlttea of tb?J company Bines l^i?2, nml was also tin? chair? man of the Building Committee In charge of tho Construotion Of tho new home office of the com? pany. ROCHESTER THEOLOGICAL SE ill NARY. Rochesier, May 13.?At the commencement ex?-r etsea ?.f the *f*h?*4o?*IOSl Seminary to-day the follow lug ofTlci-n* of the union were unanlmously elected: | Prosbleiit. H'-orgij L. Btedmon, Albany; vlce-presl AsaVtS, the Rev. Oeorg.? ?'. Baldwin. Troy; Isaac (}. j Johnson. Bpuyten puyrll; the lt?-v. Way haul Mint, Philadelphia; th? Rev. K. Lnthrop, N.-w-Vork: th? '< Rev. J. T. Seeley, I'llf?fi.rd; Charles O. King, Cleve? land; Jerome Preston, Jamestown; the R?W. Davbl Moore, C-neva, the Hey a. 8. Hob.irt, Vonker?; H.?nn Kirke Porter, Plttslrargj th<? Her, Henry M Bander? New-York; Eugett-a Blackford, Brooklyn; the llev W. C, P. H'loade?. Brooklyn; Justu? Mil- | 1er Troy; the It.-v Horace H. Hunt, Falrport; the . B.-v Adelbert r? Costa. Buffalo; th? Rev. Orrln P. Olfford Huffalo; recording secretary, Aultln H. Cole Hocheater. Board of Truitei?. for memb.-r? : for three years from Ma v. bW. the itev Robert 8. I MacArthur. ?aw-Torlt; Daniel A. Woodbury, Rooh 0?ter; Cyru* F Balne, Hoch???t?r. H?nry A. De- ? land. Falrport; Oeorg? L. Stedman, Albany; Fred- ! <?rb k W. Taylor, Buffn!., S*i?r-.aa F. Westervelt. RocheBter. Amlrew J TOWnSOS. Rochester; Henry A. Bherwin, CleveUn?!, Albert R Fritchard, Rock ?*t*r; Horace U. Uufit, i"a.rport, | A PERFORMANCE OF "COMUS.1' AMATEt'RS PRESENT MILTON'S MA8QCE AT HELICON HALL. A dramatic performance nbsolutely union?? in cliaracfer was given last evening at Helicon Hal!, I the home of the Rev. John W. Cralg, In Ene-lewood. I U was a presentation of Milton's "Masque of Cornus' by amateurs. The most of the actors, too, had all the usual limitation* of amateurs, but Several of them dl?l so rommcndably. and the man? ner of the presentation was so unusual and so pretty, that the whole exhibition was un?ommonly enjoyabl?'. A performance of "Comus" of any sort Is sufficiently unusual, and the opportunity to hear the verse spoken Intelligently and by persons in appropriate costumes and groupings was some? thing. Kut the most remarkalil?? thing about the performnm-e was the place In which It was given. Helicon Hall Is a large house, ami It has a long and wide court in Ihe middle of It. The court is covered with a glass roof, Which Is rather neces? sary at such a time as ltfst evening, with many Moating mista abroad. Out It has g.ass plots, a basin wiih a fountain, a brook and many palms and olher trees and plants rich In leaves and llow ?rs. In this court, with the audience all around, in the adjoining rooms and on the higher balconies, the maeqttO was performed, and it would be hard to find any other place Iniloors so appropriate for a, sylvan dramv Nymphs, quite as decorously dressed as was con? sistent With rc-ognlzed notions of such folk, sported about this space and Joined In Jollity with ?reatures once men, but now, alas: transformed by the wicked art of Comus Into tho seml-iem lilance of beasts. Here the Attendant Spirit Watched ov?-r the Lmly and her brave brothers, ami h?re the Crew of Comus, with many a mop and mow, spread the tables with the cates that were deslgn<?il to tempt tho Lady, and placed for her the enchanted chair, from which she could not move till the spell of Comus was broken by Sabrina, tln.ugh she had saved herself from a v.-ors?- frit?, by h?*r stesdfast refusal to tasto the "??orillaI Julap" from his bowl. The title p.trt was played by I-.vcrt Jnns.-n Wen lel. who was picturesque In appearance and clear and firm and spirited In actl >n. Miss Alice Har rlngl ?n was commend.*) hly true of purpose as the Lady, ??m- of the meet ph-asin? performances of th?- evening was that of the Attendant Spirit by Miss Evelyn M. ?Tledler, who reeit..,i Mutons rather difficult vers.- with true appreciation, and sang the songs witn a delightfully fresh and Heir voice. Miss-? lieiia Wilder and Amv Hin brightened up the scene an butterflies, and did a Pretty dance. ! The other parts were thus distributed: First Brother, James ?Laldlaw,' Secoml l'.roth?-r, Rob'-rt Remsen Laldlaw; ?Sabrina, Miss Kst.-iie g. platt; Comus's ?Tew, Misses Ethel Bracher, Edith Cralg, Jessie Laldlaw and Man !.. Thomas, Mrs. Van Benschoten, Talco 11 Hanks. Qllbert Burdette, Everett Klmhall. Whitney Minatt and Harry Tit man; ('rasshopper Stnnlev .Sweet; Pawn, tent?n Gilbert: Spider, ?Reginald S wee.; Piper, Philip Bab? ? ?. k; Mandolin Rayer, Miss Bdwlaa Babcock; Cuitar Player, Ml.?? Hoii-? Babcock; Nymphs, Miss?-? Alice Barber, Constance Barber, Dorothy Cralg. I Eleanor ?'ralK. Margaret Glbney. Agnes Laldlaw and .lessle Laldlaw. -e IN ION LEAGUE CLUB MEETS. I No A?*TION TAKEN AS T?J THE CITIZENS CNI0N--OENERAL ?PORTER*! UKSIGNA TloN AS PRESIDENT NOT ACCEPTED. Member! of the I'nlon f te gits Chlh who expected ? that ah effort might !?e ma?le a! the regular meeting ' last BVening to have the cl?>!> Indorse tho Citizens [ UntM were disappoint,,i, There had been reports i that s. me of tlte chib member* a-ho have taken a | prominent part in tho organisation of the citizens I'nlon migii: offer resolutions at the meeting of the i <-luh last night, but no effort to have the club com? mit it?elf upon that movement was made. Somo of the members of the club said ?sal evening that it would not be prudent to ask the club to take any stand upon that question at present. A letter from General Horaes ?Porter, president of tit?? chlh. was read at the meeting. an?l In It General Porter offered his resignation a.? president on ae eottnl of ills departure to France. Tho c'.ub unani? mously, and with much enthusiasm, passed a reso? lution refusing to accept (tofteral Porter's r?signa? it m R?solutions <?r reer??t for the death of Charles l; Poedlck and James c, !(?-, ?! were paaeed. New members of Ihe ?lu?? elected last evening Bra th? following: William k. Taylor, No. 120 Broadway; William H. v?>ut?K. So. 4.' Wllllam-st.; .f?isci?h WOdell, Korty-se.'ond??. nn?i Eifih-ave ; George II. ?Southard, Remsen?st., Brooklyn; John Caratensen, Grand Central Station; Tracy s Lewis, Naugatuck, ?'onn ; Theodor.- Howard Banks, No. 23 Nnssau-St.; Henry P. <'"?>k, Sag Harbor. Long Island; Thomas Bakewell K.rr, No. IM Broadway; Rufus H. cowing. Jr., ?No. IM ?S?st Beventy-ebfhth st ; Joseph ?'. Hjuagland, N?>. I"?? Wall-st.; William !i Smith. Jr.. Jeddo, Penn.; Thomas P. Patterson, No M I'r-i'iklin-st.; Thomas F. Shaw. No. tl West Fifty-flrst-sLi un?l Hart B, Brumirett, No. 47?) Broadway. -? THE MAYOR FAVORS FUSION. m: says TOO MUCH is at staki: in THE COt-lK CAMPAIGN* TO RUN A I'AllTY TICKST. The members of Good Governim-iit Club B, the headquartera of srhlch are at No to West One hun-lred-aivl-fourtli-st . In Id a dinh.-r last night at tli?> San Kemo Hot.I, at Seventy-fourth-st. ami Central Park West, at which a talk on municipal affairs and suggestions for the coming campaign were looked for. s. 1*. Carmlchael, president of tho club, presided at the repast, and speeches on non partisanship In municipal politics were ma?le by him BOd hy Mayor Strong, School Commissioner Agar. the R?-v. t?r. n. a. Bradley, of St. Agnes. Church, and C. N. Bovee, Jr. The Mayor spoke of tho ClUsens I'nlon and of his hope that candidates for the three principal ofllces would be nominated by a unlt'd movement. Too much was at stake to run a party man under a party ti.-ket, he sa!?l, and Baeriflces must be mad?-.. Ills opinion was that the Good Government men should go to work and get a man who would be acceptable to some party, but th.-y must not insist on his nomination if not acceptable to a united movement. The man must be nominated regardless of hi? politics and be one who would be acceptable to all factions which might take part In a united movement. -a NOT TO BE READY FOR SEVERAL DAYS. COMING nEPI.T OF OTl__*MI VNION MKMBKRS TO MR. PLATT?SETH LOW AND THE MAYoKAI.TY. Membera of the Ex?cutlve Committee of tho Citizens Union wero In consultation yesterday afternoon over a reply which they have decided to make to the recent criticisms of Senator Thom.id C. Platt, but It was said that thty were not ready to mako tho statement public and might not bo ready for two or threo days lonp.-r. One reason for delay was said to be a desire to have tlia organization of Assembly district branches of tile union In Brooklyn pushed forward and to have some prominent Brooklyn men appointed members of tho Executive Committee before th?> committee make* a statement. Reporta received by offlc?-rs of the citizens Union ure to the effect that some of the labor organisations In Brooklyn will form 1,ranches of th<- Union in order to advance the movement to make S?-th Low the candidate for Mayor Mr. I.ow is said to be popular with the members of the Brooklyn trades-unions, nnd it Is asserted that they nr.- wining to form branch organisations of the Citizens I'nlon if he Im tu be named as an Inde pendent candidate for Mayo?*, and If be la not sup? ported by one faction of the Brooklyn It? publicans. -e THE MOVEMENT APPEALS TO HIM. Charles B, geehr, vice-president of the ?Social P.e form Club, sent a letter yeaterday to the head? quarters of the Citizens I'nlon, Indorsing the pur poaes ?>f the organization. Mr. Spalir says that the movement appeals to lilm strongly, because It ' unites civil Service, reform with public ownership of franchises. With Civil Servie.? reform, Mr. gpahr believes the operation <.f municipal franchises miplit be extended so that public work now left to . private corporations might be performed directly ? by th?! public a.t the lowest rates, with S View t?> ?tas lui-t?.?*,): possible publie servies. A. W. TENNEY SAYS IT'S ALL BOSH. Asa W. Te.iney, the fortper United States Dis? trict-Attorney In Brooklyn, yesterday contradicted a report that lie hud filed an application for ap pOlntment as Collector of the Port of New-York. "That la all bosh.*' ho said positively. Then he leaned back In his chair and put one foot on his desk In his law office, at No. 2<*> Broadway, taking the attitude of a man who was well satisfied with his condition. "My friends think I ought to have an office of some kltnl." lie ?a!?!, smiling, "ami I was spoken to about the Collectorshtn some time ago, but I am not worrying. If the ?'ollectorshlp Is off? red to me I am pretty sure not to refuse p, but 1 do not know that any special effort Is being Bsade to secure such an appointment for me." /i.l RTMOFTHWILLIA MS DER t TE. ?Hanover. N. H., May 13 Dartmouth won the m-^ond annual debate from William* tu-nlght on the proposition: ' Resolved, thai It Is desirable that municipality? in the United ?States having a population of 25.000 or more, own and operate all plant* for aupplylng light, water and surface transportation," Dartmouth'* side waa the affirm? ative. Met speaker* were Frederick Everett Shaw, '97, ot Lynn. Ma*s : George Abbott Green, W. ml Ernest Pari* ?eelmmi, '98, of Brooklyn The Will lame debaten were Harry v. Nlma, 'fe, of Conoord, N H., Damon K Hall. VI ot WllHamstown, Ma**., and rredertck Baoon, 'M, of Toledo. Ohio. i LEFT THE CORPSE BEHIND. WIDOW SAILS ON THE ST. I.Ol.'IS THINK? ING HER IirSBANIVS BODY ON HOARD. tub coffin LAS?lAMD "ahtiii'U ?SCMKI m, l?r.')WNI.I> AT ___." LAY Full TWO leAT? AT TIIK (.HAND ?"KV THAI. STATI?"?.*-.'?THE UritlAf. WAS TO UK IN K.V?.ANP. Mrs. Arthur Scn*KR8. her daughter Kna. and a ilHSmsee. Miss Scovlll?*, ar. opeeding tO K'l r??pe on th? Amerh-nn Lin?- ?-f.an-.shlp S? _*9Vtl for Siiuthampton. They left this port yesterday, Mrs. Scroggs helleving that th- l""ly "?' I**-1 sall??r hual)and was In the f..r'-h.-ld of the vessel. As a matter of fact, It Is not. Sealed in a metal? lic coffin, the body now lies In the Morprue. and will probahly be buried In n day or so In Pot? ter's Field. Arthur Hcrotrps, thirty years old, who was owner and master of the -.teamshlp Spinster, was In slRht of land with a fair breeze and go<?d weather several week? ago. Then a huge wave suddenly deluged the decks <?f his vessel. The young captain .van ut the ?wheel at the tint?-.-ami was swept overboard. The vessel was Btopp? '! and an attempt made to rescue him, but after an hour's in?'ff?-ctual effort the search had to be abandoned, and the vessel Btarted on itn ?ay to Victoria. I.rittsh Columbia. When ?ff Shock's Harbor th.- body was finally recovered and was tak?>n to Victoria. There Charles Han-rood, an undertaker, placed the body In a m?'talll?' coffin for shipment to England, un order having been obtain? ?1 from Ernst Compton, th.- Con.ner. Mrs. S?rogRS wanted the !><>dy Bent t" England, as tnat was her husband's home, and It appears that sue understood that the undertaker erould give airee? UOIM to have the body shipped via N?-w-.?uk through to England. There was some mlsunderstandliu:. however. The undertaker only billed the ?????!> t?. New York and it arrived ?it th.r Grand < "ntrul sta? tion last Monday, ami after remaining there for two days it was transferred to the Morgue Mrs Scruggs, thinking h?r instructions would be obeyed, engaged passage on the St. Louis by a telegram from ?Chicago, and she gave no thought to the transfer of the body from the railroad to the Bteemehlp. Hecause of th? mtsunderstanding there will be a number of eomplicatlona, undoubtedly, and the final disposition of the body is a question to be determined by the future. The only means of Identifying the body was by a plate on tho roffln hearing the inscription: "Arthur Scruggs, drowned at sea." OBITUARY. RICHARD W. RURROWES. Richard W. Burrowes died at his home, No. ill South Slxth-ave.. Mount Vernon, yesterday morn? ing. Mr. Burrowes, for moro than fifty years, was prominent as a civil engineer, having been engaged on such enterprises as the Union and Canadian Pacific Railways, the Grand Trunk nnd roads in South America and Trinidad. He was a charter member of the American Society of Civil Lngtne?rs and a member of th-* Canadian ami London Socie? ties of Engineer.-), lie was also a m?mber of the Board of Tra?le of Mount Vernon. Mr. Burrowes was horn In England In is?, and was a descendant of Lord Hobert Burrow, of Caven, Ireland. He ?eaves a widow, one daughter and tht*ee sons. The funeral will bo held this afternoon in Trinity Epis? copal Church. -a CHARLES F. LAWRENCE. Charles F. Lawrence died Wednesday at the Windsor Hotel after a brief Illness. He was born In Pepperell. Mass., in 1842, and, coming to New York in IMS, entered the Dai-ting tsBce of his brother, who was a member of the firm of L. S. Lawrence & Co. Upon the death of Ids brother. nearly twenty years ago, Mr. Lawrence succeeded him in business, tho firm name being Lawrence, Frasler A ?'o The firm formerly occupied offices on th- site now o?t? upled by Til" Trihtiii?- BulMlng, But later removed to th- ?Bennett Building, in Sassau-at. About live reara ago Mr. ?Lawrence retired from business. !!?? was a lit- nn-mber of the New-York Athletic Club. The funeral will take place this afternoon at ti.,- Church of th,- Heavenly Rest, ths burial being nt Pepperell, Mas-?. Th.? pallbearers will be Colonel o M ?Payne, Lean ?Sage, H. < ?. Havem.yer, Charles Frasler, Herbert !.. Terrell, William }'? Chambers, Chauncey s. Truaa, !>r. C. Ri^e, a B. Bchley, J. ?>? Qoln, Frank Harris and Mr. Marshall. JAMB- BRAND, James Brand, an old and well-known New-York merchant, died at his home, No. 0 West Forty s,venth-st.. on Wednesday. Mr. Brand was born a: Dumfries, Scotland, more than seventy years ago. Thlrty-tlv.- y.-rtrs ago lie camo to America and began to Inilld up SO export and Import commission business. His first office was In lower Broadway, and lie removed successively to Beek man-st.. ?'llff-st., Burling Slip and Fulton-st., where his business Is now conducted. Among the commodities of which h>- was u ir.rg.- Importer were cement, hatters' furs and china clay, while his exportations ?>f cheese and butter were heavy. He was a member of the ?took Exchange and the Building Mat.-rial Exchange, anil ?Xas one of the early ?pweldenta of the St. Andrews ?Society, !!?? had been for many years president cf the trustees of tin? Fourth Avenu?- ?Presbyterian Church, Mr Brand leaves B widow, whom h<- married lief.,re lie came to this country. The funeral will be h?-!?! at the Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church t''-m<irr<iw morning. The burial will be private. Mr Brand had travelled extensively, having crossed to ?Europe manv times an?! also visited India and other Asiatic countries. He had been 111 for about a year. -e COLONEL THOMAS B. SYVANN. Charleston. W. Va.. May U (Sp.-dal).-Colonel Thomas B. Swann died this morning, aged seventy two. He commanded a Confederate battalion In the war, and afterward was a prominent attorney and Republican ?politician. His wlfo is a first cousin of General Grant. -* OBITUARY NOTES. Milwaukee, W'i*., May 1".-Senator Chandler P. Chapman, former Adjutant-General of Wisconsin, died suddenly of para... .-Is last night. He ?llstlr, gulflhed himself during Governor Husk's adminis? tration by suppressing the Milwaukee riots. Kansas Ctty. Mo., May 13 -Colonel Frank If, Bacon, aged fifty-six ytars, of Chanute, Kan., L dead at Gueila Springs, ut heart failure. Colonel Bacon was S candidate for I.icutenant-Gov.riior when Governor (?lick was elected! was Reglater of the oberlin Li?n?l Office during President Cleve? land's first term, ami si.ded John Richardson a? chairman of the ?Democratic State Central Com? mlttee. Top'.-ka, Kan.. May II?C. M. Fotillu-, until re eently and for many reara general claim agent of tho Santa V- Railroad, died here to-day. -? * THE WEATHER REPORT. XSMTMMDATg ?SSCORO A3TD TO DAT*I TORECAST. ?\VasliiriRt-n. May 1.1.?Th-? prsaeure cvntlr.u-* 1 m m tu- AUantte ?n.i Oalt BtatM sed tas osntrsl reliera also en ths Reeky Heeatsla piateae, ?n area <t alt- i>r??* sur? eover* th* Merthem H??-k\- Moeatalfl el >p.'. TV barometer ha? rtaea on the B ?ay Mowrtata *k<B and en Um Northern Rock y M s?teta plateas r,ni res_t?_eS its tlooary in Hie other district*. Tin- UmpsiaflS la ; s ir in the i'pper Mleataslppl sad the Missouri eeUeye, aleq in it.- Ml'l-U- Atlantic ?'oa?t. He.ivy min? have ?Met?Ted in Rear g-alasil and the Atlantk und E,i?t QxtU gtstsa ?? -ran nrr. r-i? -rt--.1 In '!..- Ml**?Mlppl SB4 Ml?OUTl val 'l-yH I'tmetttei w.-itli. r and ?haw. rs are lnfllcated for (few gnelsad, the lake rsBjhws, the OMo Vstley, sis - b? it th? North Atlanta Coaat l-'rr.liy. with g>)iernlly fuir weather in the ?;,iif listes an l ths Rocky Mountain dis (rieti, The temperatura will be lower in th? Ohio and Middle .\tls??i?sli,pt Valley? uri 1 ?miner on the Rocky Moantala ?lepa _ IH-.TAU-KI? FoHK'WST ?TOR TO-DAY. For Maine, Hew Hawpehlre aad Vermont, ?h ..wer? in the ?oralng, prol.nl.ly f.ilr in the Afternoon; ?outherly wln.lf. Kor MaaaaetMSStta StO?t l?ian,l and Connecticut, ?_OWefS? ?out h ?enter! a winds. For no?t?.-rn New-York, partly < ?jiidy wratlier, with oc ea?iona". ?hower*, BBUthSCly win?.?. For Eaatern |*eaasy.VBale an?l New Terxey, generai;}' fuir. ex.-ept showers Bear the coast: Motherly ?mas, l',,r Western New V,,rk. U>st.rn I'ennxylvitnla ?Ji-1 <)hlf>. ptfUr Cloudy we?ther, with sliower?; Infill ?outherly w IMS. TRIRLRR LOCAL oiisbrvations. ? ? .r n*r. Inch. 30.0 HOt.'RS: Momln?. Night. it i i i i i i ; ) i io li -?-?? t-r ?J9 5 In nil* Stegtaai a co___ueua waits Uas ?? ? ?? ? '???* cli.ms?*? m j?r*??ure a? lixllcated 1-y Hie Trth>ua**S ??lf r?c-?nling harom-tet. The Jotted Hit* r-pre.ciit? th* l*m? peratare ?? reeeesei ?t ?Terry's Pharmacy. Tribune OnV?. Hay U, 1 ?~ n>. ?Th? weather y??ter?Uy Wd* cl.uJy, with fr?<|uent ?hower*. Th* temperuture range 1 bet?*.??n ?32 *n,l M tlagrre?. the average (?l?. de grer?) t -lii?; i\ ?lm?. -?? lower than that ef \v.- !r.-..!,.v ? nd *'. lower than that of the corre*(>-ndtng Atf at last BADLY BITTES BY A BULLDOO, A "MAU, HOY IN I'ANOER OF DEATH **RO*?* E.Vf'Ot'NTFR. (?"erg.? Kraus, eight years old, of No. 117 W?St 0;ie-hundred-and-flrst-*t., 1* lying at the Man? hattan Hospital sl the point of death from ?ever? Injuries and shock reeclved in an encounter with a vlcloii? bulldog at the foot of \Vc?t Ono-hundred und-flrst-st,, about I o'clock yesterday afternoon, (ieorpe took advantage of his mother'? absenc? from home ut noon to play "hookey," and Instead eg g'.lng to the West one-hundred-and-fourth-sL -ehool, which he attends, he w?nt to the pier at West One-huridre,i-and-fir?t-st., and. clambering upon a Sound scow, of which Thomas Thomps?*"*. is captain, began to play. Captain Thompson owns a viclou? white tmH dog, wi.l -h ha? an unenviable reputation. AS soon %? the <I"K espl.d the boy lie ?prang at him, and finking hi? fnng.? in the calf of the lad'? right leg drag?,.-?! him to the ground. The blood spurted fi m the wounds, ami the bov's erl?-? attracted th? StfcffitlOfl of Fatrlek Lyon? and Thomas McCarthy", two laborer? neor by, ami they rushed to the spot. They seat the ?log off with bale sticks, but the animal returned to the at'aek with redoubled fury. Not until the vicious brute had sunk hi? fangs in the boy's leg again did the men sue ce<d In beating the dog ?iff and chasing him ?wag. The nv-n th?;n called I'olle. man Day. of the West One-l.uiKlredth-st. Biatlon, who summoned an ambulance from the Manhattan Hospital. Th-re, the .?urge?.ns sai'l that the shock to the lad'? ner vuiu ayaten* ?ras ?o great that ht? would In ail Ilk iliioud die. -? FERRY RENTALS INCREASED. The Bo.ard of Sinking Fund Commissioners "?*?*> torda y fixed the rental of the I'.ivonla Terry at SH.i"?. which is $1 l*?; mor?- than It was last year. The l.-.-siiig of the East Tw nty-thlrd-st. and the Thlrtv-tiinth-st. Hrookfyn f?. rrles was laid over. Ilnnliniiil'? ? lllclnril Miianesln:?F?- ur j,/?/r?ii--m "BSdali awarded: Btor* axr??-?tie to th? t??t? aad ?OUIIer dos? ihan other M.-.Kne.?ia. Vit ?ale uniy IB B?? tles with r.giatered tra le-mark label. DIED. AI.LI'N? la Frnmlngham. Muf? . en May Oth. Allst-? Shea, fonnsrli <f I. ?.-'.I. ?aas**, j?--I H y.-ar?. BALOWIir? At h!? re.ldence In Newport. R. I, C. C Haldwln, Wednesday, the 12th Inst.. at - 0*ClOCS p. VA. Funeral ?ervl.-e ?I Trln.ty I'l.uri., Ur ?dway. New-Vork, on Satur.iay rn .rniii?. .Muy IS, it I??:'?? ./c..,.-k. The \?-?v-Vnrk Life In ?urn nee < ompany, New-York May lam l-ur. The Executive CoBUnltte? of th* N-w-Y-rk Life In?ur? anee Company d?*lr* to express th?-ir ?orrow and th*lr ??rife of loa? in th... d?ath .f the II.,n?>rahle ("hri?tooher C, BaldWlB, who died m N.w-p, rt. It. I. -n May U?L Mr Baldwin ?Ji id?'? t.-l it i;i?-tn!.ei .,f th? U-.jrd of Trustee? of thl? Company in ISM. and ?tno l??ir3 had ie?n a nr-tiib. r -f the Ptnanc* Committee, lie wa* also thi- chairman of th? Building Commit"*? In charg* of the construction of th" B*w H< n-,.- Ot?eo of the <"->mpany. H!? wide experience a? merchant, railroad mana??-r aad In ??hViai positions under both State anl Nailon?! Oov emment? had irlven him ? rar?? know>d?T- ? f men. of bu*ls*** m?-th??lH. ;,n?l of material valu?-?. He w?* thor? ough in hi? Investigation i f question* ?ubmttted for his r-onalOeratton, c->n??-i??nti,.u* in hi? dec|?ton-, and coura? geous In th" expr?s?, n ??? hi? opinion?. He ?a? withal an agre.-abl" ar.'l avnlal personality, a man who ?BOB ttha ?ffectlnn? and the confidence ,?f hi? a?? .elate?, and wn? will bo mourned b.th a? n. ro-lBborcr an?t a? a frisad. WILLIAM R QRACE, GROROE At'BTIN MORRISON, l?A\ir> A WELLS. lIKNItY <". M? ?llTIMER. 'Ill? "MAS 1". I- ". V.I.Kit, Ex* ;???' ?'mml'l*?*. CHfRCH?On W-dr.es lav. Miy 12. I*li7 at the r?sider?*? of her sl?t-r. No. 11.1 Ka?t !?.',-.h-st . H arrie? Trumbull. ?Ja-iKhter of th? la'?? John Barker and Maria Trumbull I hurch. Frl'-nd* and relat:?e? are Invited to attend th? funeral service? at 8' Bartholomew'* Church, cornT 44th-?*. and Madison ave . en Friday at 10 >?*"?""** a. in. Int?-rm*nt New-Ha-?n, t'onn. OAI'FFRKAf- On May 11. ?udd-nlv. ?t her re?!deno*. N . ?n v?'.?t ii?th st.. L->ui?a Gauffreau. In the SSta year cf tier an?, Relatives and friends ind those .?f h?r niece. Lo<jl?a Haburg. ?re re?pe,-tfuilv invited to att?nd th? funeral fr?.m ft, Vincent d? PaUl'a Church. ?1d-?t., b?tw*?tn Cth and 7th ?-*??., ? n Frilay, Miv 14, at 10 o'cloca. KERR?In Rr?v,klyn. on the la-h day of Muy. 1<?97. at the reniderv-e ..f her broilier-ln-law, J .'hn Arbuckle, Mia* Airnes H. Ktt. Interment at Alleg-h^ny City, I'enn. KNuX-Kay It, l*OT, Patelhea Kr.o?. ?ee- fj years. Faneril from the ?"hurrh of the Holy r .mraun: .n, <y>rS*W 2oth it BM ?ith -ave., ??aturlay. May 15, at 1 o'clock. LAWRENCE -< ?n TTiitaisilsr. Miv 12. 1?'17. at the WlaO ?or Hotel. New V-i-K <*itv. Chart?? F. laanaes Fim??rnl lervlees at the ?"hur.'h rf the H??a.-en:? H??t. 6th av?.. above 4."th-st. Xcw-Tofk, on Frliiiy, May 14, at 4 p. at. Ir.t"rm?-nt at Pepprrlll. Mas?. PIFRSON?lin Tu??day m rr.ln-;. May 11. at Ea?t 0*> ange, N. J., A-iolni.l,- D?ek?r, wife of A',h?rt F, PI*?? ?on. Funenl fr m her late residence. No. 10 Fr^pect-st.. I'rlbiv. the 14th. OS arrl?,il of 2:."?> train, D.. L. and W. R. It . fr.in If??* Y .rk. THOMPSON-At th<4 hnm--:e- '., M.il!-im, N. J., aa W*dB*sday, May 12, 1?;<7. H .!?-rt Th nip? n, aj-.J T*J y-ai?. Relativ** and frl.'n-Is ar.? r.?,???.'f-illy Invl'o.l to Attend hi? l-:n?-rnl at the bam???!?.-. I, ? -n Baturda*., May 18. at II .am. WfitOHT?Oa Tursday. May 11. at the resld-nee of h*r ?laughter, Mr?. William A. K-iM M, N . 2'Kt ***??* 133d at, larali E. Wrtsnt, ?:,i, ? t it beri Wru-iit. ??4 dauirhier of t:ie |at* William ?nd gusan Vania?. Funeral ?erv:,..?s Friday mornlBS at U>:*0 o'clock. Rrnnil?Th.? ??fTlcer? and memt^rs of th? P?. Andrew*? Society of th- ?'Ity and State of K?W-Torh are r--iu???t*4 |? BtUrid tne funeral ?enrice? of th.-lr ?x-presldent. the Ut? Mr fame? Brand Bt th-- Fourth Avenu? rmlnmlas Church, < rr.-i ?ad m . - w Saturday, the l?th current, at 1?>;;k> ii. m. In-.-rni'-nt privat? J. KENNEDY T? ?!>. l'l-stdent. (HDOROE At'BTIN IIORRISO*", Jr.. Secretary. Taylpur?-?Veteran? of tha 7th Bwrl?nt are re,]ij*?t?d to attend th* fUMfSl larrtc? Of \VilI:.im W Tivl.ur?, Third Company, at Pt. Ann'? Church, cor. Livinmtun *nd rilnton ?t?., Brooklyn, on Ertday. Mai I?, i?-?7 at to ??cloefe a. m. !.. a. WOODUOL'SaX *. .',on-t ~>V<iniliti\t n ivmetery. CMBee, N-. E. 2.1 ; ?L *Vr?'dlawn Stati'-n ?24-ti Warb H-.r"em R-iltr??d. Special XotucQ. t'a??.*n. "fnassy X <'<?'? CREAM OF (('tT.MHr.R8 I? unequalled f< r the prsVMtlon and cure cf chipped li?rd? and fa.---. lust the thlna M BSB? tba ?kin ?oft aad nnooth dUllna th* ?rrin? n;. r:n^. lunctton Sth a-o., i?r adtray and 23th st.. 6th Av?., cor. 47th St., and IBS I'.Iumt.u? Ave. At lloni?. I'ltoliiarrniiliM. We nil! ?end artl?t to photoffraph rou In your home? day - r ti:ght ?rlthln 5<i mil*? of city. t'iMne?. ph tosraph* lie ;-:? d ?-'.-i Travatthag exi>en?e? extra. H ckw.?>d. 144?' Br a-iv ay. I'OMt.illloe Xi??l?-?e. (Should be raad ?lailv ay all Interested as ehanae? may occur at any time > Forrlfrn malla for the week ending May IS. 1807. Wttl clou? (promptly i:i all ca?>-?> at tha ?J?-neral Poatoflic? ?a follow?: TRANSAT! ANTIi- MAILS. SATfRI'AV AX S-Sa a. m. (or Etomeo, S*Hta??r*(?*?*L Italy, Spain. Portusal, Turltey, Earpi ?ad Brttlah In aia, i?r ?. .?. ?1.1 I', urK.gtie, via Havre, at ?::?<> a. m. for ?iernii.ny, Hei.mark. Sweden, Koruray (C'hriaUaslal ?i-I Rusel?, per s. s. ?Ail-r. vii l(r?ni-n iletter? foe oll-.er part? of Kurope. via Clierli-iurir, mu?t be dlr-oted "per All.-r"). at s a. m. r r Nethcrtaad* direct, t>er ?. e. Schiedam, via Amiterdam (letter? must be directes "per BChtedam"); at I ? m. for Netherland? direct, pit ?. ?. Amsterdam, ?la R 4t*rda?a u-turs mu?t he directed "per Amst.-rdam"); at h a. m. t r ?!? noa p?r ?. ? I'm? (letter* must b* (::r?-.t??d "per Fra?'"); at IS a m. r,,r aeotland .iireot. par ?. ?. Euimaala. via iiia? gow (letter? rn-jft be dlre?-ted "per F;trne??la"'); ut It a m. for Noiway direct, p.-r ?. ?. Islsnd ?.etier? milt hi directi-d "p.-r Island"?; at 11 a. m. laupiilrmen'.ary 12:3o p. m.) for Kurope, per ?. ?. ?Ltruria, via yu?.<.n* tuke printed matter, etc., for all liny aro udvertlsed to carry mall. AftT the closing of the ?upplemen'ary traraatUntla mail? named B**OV*. sddltloral *Uppl*m#Bt?ry mall? ar? op.-ned on the piers "f the American, Kn?r!i?h Fr?-n?-h and derma? ?te*nvr?. ?nd remain open until vithla t. :i minutes of the hour of ?ailing of ?learner MAILS 1? It SMITH AND I'FNTRAI. AMCRICA WF.ST INDIES, FT". AM1-Rica, BATCRDAT?At f-JU 0 m. Ctiiiimiaiai-? 10 ? m , ,?? L-.?.,r,i sad Windward lalaada, per ? ? 1 ?',. ',',S* 0?tt?r* tor Barbado*. Grenada, Trinidad ?n.t Tobago ?n"1" b* dlr*et*d -per Pontab*lt/-t? at tu a. m. t?uppUm?-nt?-y loan M. m , f.,r '.. ?1 Haiti. Ooaalv**, I'ttii Uoavc, ('arthaaena ?.? ?Santa Martha, per ? f Kitty; ?t p, .,. ,? \t}ir,ai?Z mentar?. 10 JO a m. f. r Fortun* Uland Ja-'-.l.a Savaailla ?nd Oraytows. per ?. ? AUoSKutw (rttten fr ????? Rica mu?t i? A%rl\tA ??P?r Alie-1-.iti.- .. at 10:30 ,, m for ^-2 -N?eh?, L*hlapej, r.-ib.i??-.? atad rueatsa, per ?a Yuosun ?'.'-t.-'- f ' ihjr part? of Metleo ?,,d tot i'ubi inuNt I?' di;e,i?>d 'per Tucatan"); at !?> ,111 ? m .?"J Haiti, ?*uir.ana aad CaiUMno p.-r ? ? phaa Willem 1H (letter? f>r "ther parts ,.f V*n?BU*la, I uracao Trinidad ii: 11 lab and Dutch ?"?uian? mail h* iii-.-,-ied --per |.ri!^ Willem ill"): at 11 ?? m. I.U[.|'>m?.|it?rv 11?M ? nil for Ven*su?is ?na Cur??-?o, ?:??> s??*niii? an.? t-?rtt?' it-na. via Curacao. i?-r ?. ?. Vaaesuela; at 11 a m f?>r Hi.. .1.111-ir.i ?nd Banl 1 pel ?. *. Roman Prince (letter? ? r U'-r part? ?if Braall mu? ix- dimu-d -per Roruaa Filnce"). Mall? for Newfoundland, by rail to lUltfas and thence by ?te.im?'r. cl??e at th ? ?ifflce daily at H:3t> p m Mal'? fo? Mniuelon, by rail t.. Boat .n ?nd thenc? by ?team-'r stoaa at thi? ottice dally ?t dm p. m. m .,, f?r , ut>4 C,o?e ?t this oHIce daily at T a. in., for forwat Una by ?team??? ?ai'.in* (Mondays ?n.i Tnur?,!?5?i fro? Port Tannai. f\a Mail? for Mexic > City, overland un'.e-a specially *ddi-???-d for diapaich bi ,i.ara". <-.."e !i thl? office Jaily at 2:SO a. m ?r.d 2 30 p. m. tReelaterad mail do?-? St S S m l-reiloas day ""? TRAN.sfA.IFU- MAIL-J. M-.il? (Of ? tuna and Japan, per ?. ? i'hlna. tfr?m San Kranctoco), ?i?? her? '...un up t?> May u at n:?u p. m. M..;? for rtnna, and "asaa, per a ?. OlymaU ifroaa Ta.-omai. ci<w* her? dail? up 10 May lift 0t o.:>.> p as. Mull? f..r Au?ir?ll.-i (e\.-ept ti?.?e f.,r West Austrailfc which are forward.d \:a Furop?), Xe? Zeaiund Hawaii Fill an?l Si.m..un lalands, per ?. * Alaarwda ?rr-iii s*a Eras-Maco), ClOM here dally tip to Ma? ?/?] at 7 :*? a n, 11 a. IB. und ?1 ?"'V p. m. let ? fl arrival at M*W V,.rk of here dally up 10 M?y 2*. ut d Ml p. ni. Mill? for Au?T tr?lla ?except \Ve?t Au?lr?llal, Hawaii and Fill U'.nda (?penally ?.blressed ?>nl>?. per ?. ?. Aorin?! IfrVm ?V?? fT?*T%P,1a,,y "'"r M,y H *n<1 up ?? '2^ Tr?n?pa.-lile mail? ai* f r?arded to p?.rt of ?alllne daltt. end the ?rhedule ?>f cloalng I? arranged on the i.r?.umnl tlon of Ihelr untnt.-rrupted overland tr?n?lt. tRe?uii?2 ?Mil clo?e? ?t 0 p. m prevtou? d?> i?.?-?i??r*S I'HARLKS \V PATTOK Poatma.t.. s*?*tom?*, N.w-?ork. S. Y.. May J, lg#T, ?*