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LITERARY KOTES.
It I? told of Tennyson that when dining with
John Sterling at Ventn>r. about the time when hi?
loveh- little volume of lyric? appeared, he suddenly
observed: "I don't think that ?Ince Shakespeare
there has been ?uch a master of the English lan?
guage a? I." When those at the table looked round
a? if ??tonl.hed. he added, calmly. "To b? ?ure. I've
got nothing to ?ay." Thl? ?tory Is perhaps true
and perhaps It 1? not.
The next thing which we are to expect from the
pen of Rudyard Kipling 1? a grim ?ong of torpedoes
and torpedo-boat?. He calls It "The Destroyers."
?nd has contributed It to "McClur?'? Magazine."
A proee ?tory by Mr. Kipling will ?lso appear In
an early number of the ?ame magazine. It 1? a
tale of English school life. Introducing the same
amusing character? that appeared In his "Slaves
of the Lamp."
Mr. August? Vacquerl? has been Indulging In
?otr.e vigorous criticism of the French Academy.
Wl . m elected ducal nonenltles, while Dumas. Bal
v i laitier, George Sand, Lamennais. Mlehelet
and Berangcr lived. The excuse for Ignoring Balzac
?ras thai h? was travelling in Russia and could not
pnv the prescribed visit to the different Immortals.
?The visit that Balzac did not pay." *?>"? Va"'
querle. "his books paid for him." The only won?
der Is that anybody with real genlu? ha? cared to
be a member of the Academy!
Senator Henry' C"o&?t Lodge begins In the current
number of "Scrlbner's Magazine" his history of the
American Revolution. Thl? Instalment of the text
promises well. The pictures are almost more Im?
pressive. Writing of this sort needs good illustra?
tion, and Senator Lodge I? to be congratulated on
Ju?t about the most brilliant pictorial accompani?
ment with which any ?uch scheme a? hi? ha? been
blessed of ?at? year?.
Captain Mahan has prep-wed for the February
"Bcrlbaer" a paper on the naval campaign of 1776
on Lake Champlaln. This 1? the first of his Illus?
trated articles on th? work of the American Navy
In tho Revolution.
The etatement that Mme. Sarah Grand'? latest
work, "The Beth Book." la partly autobiographical
1? flatly contradicted. It was based on nothing
more definite than her remark that "In the ?tory
itself there will be a good deal of my early experi?
ence amongst the peasantry In Ireland." All ?he
ha? dene, It I? ?aid. 1? to u?e familiar sc?nc? a? a
?ettlng or background to her fiction.
In a recent Interview Mm?. Grand ?aid that, being
unable to find a publisher for her flr?t book.
?Id?ala," ?he l??ued It at her own expen??.
I brought out "Id?ala" at what I thought the
very moderate figure of three-and-slxpence, but
?orne of my friend? acted a? though they thought
I should pay them three-and-sixpence to read it It
?.va? astonishing how much ?tore some of them sud?
denly ?et on a few ?hilling?. I rem-nnb.tr that one
candid friend told me that ehe really could not af?
ford to pay three ?hilling? for a book with a paper
cover. But although ?s a young author I may be
excused for thinking frUnds wanting In apprecia?
tion, directly the book got Into the hand? of the
reviewers there was no further difficulty, for it was
well noticed?attacked, blamed and praised, and
?old exceedingly well. After I had made a success
with my next effort, "Th? Heavenly Twin?. ' a pub?
lisher wae kind enough to write to me ?nd ?ay that
he would be happy to republi6h "Id?ala" for me at
a royalty of 8 per cent. I hud not been my own
publisher for nothing, and I replied that I had a
verv keen ?ense of numor. and hi? propos?! had
aroused It.
>
There 1? a good deal of natural feeling, a? well as
premeditated art. In Mr. Henry N?wbolt's ballad
of "Drake's Drum":
Drake he was a Devon man, an' ruled the Devon
seas,
(Capten, art tha sleepln' there below?)
Jvovin' tho' his death fell, he went wl' heart at ease,
An' dreamin' arl the time o" Plymouth Hoe.
?Take my drum to England, hang et by the shoro,
Strike et when your powder's runnln' low;
If the Dons sight Devon, I'll quit the port o"
Heaven,
An' drum them up th? Channel as we drummed
them long ago. '
Drake he's In a hammock an' a thousand mile
away,
(Capten, art tha ?leepln' there bolow?)
Blung atween the round shot In Nombre Dio? Bay,
An dreamin' arl the time o' Plymouth Hoe.
Yander l?mes the Island, render lie the ?hip?.
Wl' sailor lads a-dancln' heel-an'-toe.
An' the ?hore-ltghts f!a?hln', an' the nlght-Ude
dashin'.
He sees et arl ?a plainly as he ?aw et long ago.
Drake lies In hi? hammock till the great Armadas
come,
(C?pten, art tha ?leepln' there below?)
Blung atween the round ?hot. llstenin' for the drum.
An dreamin' ar) the time o' Pljmouth Hoe.
Call him on the deep sea. call him up the Sound.
Call him when ye ?all to meet the foe;
Where the old trade's plyln' an' the old flat- flyln'.
Thev ?hall find him war? an' wakln'. a? they
found him long ago.
Mr. Charle? Dana Oib*on prenotes to spend the
winter In Egypt, and will busy himself there :n
both writing and sketching. The result? of his
work are to appear In "McClure's Magazine." The
successive Instalment? of Mr. Anthony Hope'? story
will b? Illustrated by Mr. Gibson. We cannot re?
gard thl? a? altogether comforting new?. In fact.
thus far Mr Gibson proves that he 1? the last per?
son in the world who ought to attempt to illustrate
Anthony Hope, In the latter'? romancea, at any
rate. The "Dolly Dialogues" offer fairly good
material for Mr. Gibson's style. The Zenda ?tories
are really harmed by hi? picture?. His "Princess
Flav'.a" Is ?Imply his American matinee girl with
her head held a llttl? higher. She might have been
sketched at the Horse Show or In an opera box.
She Is not of Zenda. that much Is certain; nor has
?he the faintest trace of the carrlag?, the style, of
a princess.
After Charlotte Bronte"? marriage to the Rev.
Mr. Nlcholla she ceased to write and became mere?
ly that good man's helpmate In house and parish.
Hei friend. Mis? Nussey. who died the ether day
told Weaves Reld that ?he once contended with
Mr. Nlcholl? agalnat hi? idea that a clergyman'?
wife ought not to engage in literary work. "I
married Charlotte Bronte, not Currer Bell." was
hi? answer. And that being the normal attitude
of the Englishman of that period he can hardly be
considered particularly blameworthy.
It waa the attitude to which the current "Spec?
tator" refer? when It says: "The old Jealousy of
?part?.' that 1?, of Intellectual rapidity, which wa?
once Infinitely ?trong?r than th? literary class of
to-day could be Induced to believe, ha? died away
or confined lt??:f?a very curlou? fact?to a section
of the upper and middle classe?, many of whom
remain proud of th?lr ?tolldlty ?nd mental slow?
ness. "
An English bookseller who hsppens to have only
a ncJJlng acquaintance with the letter "h " was
asked the other day by a lover of the "Rubalyat"
for a copy of "Omar." He promptly offered the
Inquirer a volume of the "Iliad."
Mrs. Clifford, the author of "Mr?. Keith'? Crime."
I? busy dramatising one of her ?tortee. A one-act
play by her. called "A Supreme Moment," ha? Just
been put on a London ?tage.
Sir Walter Beeant I? ?till engaged In attacking
the London publisher?. In his contention that
the "literary ?gent" or middleman get? hi? pay
out of the publisher and not out of the author he
tells these ?tori?? In the last number of "Th? Au?
thor":
A. B. is a novelist of repute. He took a MB to
a certain firm, who offered him a certain ?urn of
money. Forrun?tely he became suaplctou? He
went to a literary ?gent, who the very same day
obtained from the very ?ame Arm four time? their
original ?fter!
C. D. received a call from a publl?her. who In?
vited him to write a paper for a certain magazine
C. D. expressed his willingness to consider the pro?
posal. The publisher drew out hi? checkbook "Le.t
me ?ay." he spread It on the table and took a pen
"Let me ?ay?so much." He relied on the
temptation of an outward and visible check "My
work." ?aid C. D., "U In the hand? of Mr _
He will call upon you." The literary agent called
The amount he arranged for waa ?xactly five time?
the ?mount offered.
"Who." add? 81r Walter, "paid th? literary agent
In these two transactions? Waa It th? author or
w?s it th? publisher? Thl? appear? to have been a
thorough buelne?? transaction from th? point of
view of both publisher and literary agent Neither
was conducting his buainee? affair? In a, ?inti?
men tal manner.
Several unpublished poems of Byron's early day?
Mid some new portraits of him will appear in the
forthcoming revised edition of hi? work?, pro?? and
verse. This edition I? to be published by John
Murray In twelve volume?.
In the lately published "Journal? of Walter
White" this anecdote le told of Sir Roderick
Murchlson: "Wallick was once ?peaking to Sir R. of
what folk? ?aid of hi? photograph?It looked too
tarn?. 'Ah,' answered Blr Roderick, you should
take me after dinner, when I have a bottle of port
ta me; I look sprightly enough then?' "
SHE KIDNAPPED HER SON.
THE FATHER POWERLESS TO PREVENT
THEIR DEPARTURE FOR BO?TON.
A KOMANCE WHICH TOfCHES BOSTON AND
BROOKLYN. WITH A DIVORCED MOTHER
AND A ?fUnCUa AS THE
PRINCIPAL FIGURES.
A bold case of kidnapping occurred In a well
known residence district of Brooklyn yesterday
ait. moon, when Mrs Violet Swansborne. who was
divorced from Ernst WOStphall last January,
came to the home of Dr. Henry Warner, of No. SSA
ihlrd Place, and carried away Arthur Westphall.
the four-year-o.d child who had been placed ?n the
oustodv of his father. Krnst Westphall. who Is
employed by Ira A. Kip & Co.. No. ir,3 Pearl-at..
was sent for. and found his former wife with the
child on the S o'clock train for Boston, just a? It
was leaving the Grand Central Station. There was
a stormv scene, and Westphall tried to get a de?
tective to arrest the woman. She was defiant.
however, and, as the father had no warrnnt. ho
had to retire and leave the child, to be taken to
Boston by Its mother. He will resort to legal pro?
ceedings to recover his boy.
Mr. Westphall married Violet Ada Lynn In Lon?
don about six years ago. While there Mrs. West?
phall became acquainted with Walter Swansborne.
and the relationship became so close that the hus?
band was called upon to remonstrate. Swansborne
Is a violinist In the Symphony Orchestra, in Bos?
ton, and 1? well known In the musical circles of
that city.
Two years ?go the Westphalia moved to Brook?
lyn. The Boston musician again renewed his ac?
quaintance with Mrs. Westphall. and It Anally led
to a divorce eult. La-: January Judge Orynor
gave Mr. Westphall a decree of absolute divorce
from liis wife, and also gave him the custody of
the four-year-old boy. Arthur. Mrs. Westphall
made no defence. She had left her husband ?orne
time before the decree, and In January she was
married to Walter Swansborne In Boston. Mr.
Westphall went with Arthur to live at the home of
his friend. Dr. Henry Warner, at No. 88A Third
Plac?.
In May he received a letter from his mother-in
law in Boston, ?aylng that Mrs. Swansborne wa?
critically ill. and wanted to ?ee her child. Mr.
Westphall allowed Arthur to go to Boston, but hi?
mother kept him there until seven weeks ago, when
the father went on. demanded the boy and brought
him back to Brooklyn.
Yesterday, about 1:30 o'clock, a woman with a
baby In her arms, and accompanied by a man, went
to Dr. Warner's house and asked for him. Mr.
Westphall was In New-York and the Warner? were
out. While the woman wa? talking wiih the ser?
vant Arthur came into the ha!. The woman
rushed In, ani. throwing her arms about him, ex?
claimed. "On, my darhng boy'" She walked Into
the dlri'ng-room. and tried to persuade the boy to
go wi'h her to Boston. The man. who Is a nephew
of Mr. Swar.bortie. a so urged the litt!? lad The
boy did not want to go. and beggerl his mother to
stay and se? his father. Finally she said. "You
mur, come with me. Arthur.'' '1 he man took the
bov in his arms. and. with Mrs Swansborne. who
had a baby In her ,-irms. started toward Court-St.
The servant followed them, until she remembered
that ?he had left the front doer open. She went
' the man ana
Mr Westphall wl:, s
Swaasborr.e to Boston to-day.
GREECE WASTE PLOUGHS ASD RIFLES.
A 'TIP" TO AMERICAN ?tANTTFACTtTBtXtU FROM
THE CONSUL AT ATBEXS.
Washington. Dec. 22 (Special).?The Qreek Go-..
araaeat wants to buy at hast ten thousand
ploughs to distribute among the Thessallan ref l
gees la order that they may return to cultivate the
land they abandoned at the approach of the Turks.
Thessaly is mostly a plain with sticky, clayey
soil, In which wild plants and roots abound. The
Thesfallane are Just now a burden on Greece, and
King George has a committee at work testing Im?
plements for them on a farm near Athens. Native
ploughs are good but expensive. Wood I? i iree
and costly, so Greek ploughs are made wholly of
iron and steel, on which there Is a high duty.
Agricultural Implement? are, however, admitted
free. This good "tip" to American manufacturers
came to the State Depart mer. t to-day from George
Horten. Consul at Athens He s-ivs a firm In
Smyrna sent over some American Oliver ploughs,
which were bitter than any Germany, England ,,r
France off? red. but the- agsnta wanted high price?
for them, though ituy were r. .: beat grade, ''tins ?i
Horton told the committee that Amer.'ans make
better, stronger, lighter und. quality conslt
cheaper agricultural appliances than ;rv country
In the world. Tills Interested the committee, at ?1
if they pet cataloging anii pries?, promptly fol?
lowed up by visits from agent?. Americans will
have more than a chan' e for r !,?? <-, ? tracts
Consul Horton Is n)-o Informed that the Minister
of War I? considering the bubject of a repeating
rifle for the Greek infantry Americans m?w he p
them to make a decision, fo?- the whole military
service is goln:; to tie rearmed. This l.s an Indica?
tion that Or?eos learned at least f.ne lesson from
the encounter with Turkey, and Ih not entirely
bankrupt to-day.
A SUIT INVOLVING MILLIONS.
HEIRB OP Bt.'RKHAI'.T MOSER I*AY CI.AIM TO A
BIO TRACT OF LAND.
Reading. Penn.. Dec. 22 (Special).?In a few days
a suit Is to be brought Involving million?. Nearly
a hundred iieople In Eastern Pennsylvania are In?
terested, and they are all heirs of Burkhart Moser.
The evidences of his great fortune were found In an
old trunk and ttie story Is substantially as follows:
The court record? show that for a consldera-lon of
510 silver dollar? the purchase wa? made by Burk?
hart Moser of 41$>4 acre? of land on branche? of
Panther C.-eek. in Tamaqua. Bush Township,
Schuylklll County. There Is no account or record
jf any transfer of his property. Moser wa? a
bacheloi and died In 1S2S. He had three brothers,
Peter. Henry and Christian, and It Is alleged tnut
title of the land Is still vested In the brothers' chil?
dren and r.ext of kin.
William Klink, one of the descendant?, had In his
possession an old trunk that tame from the Mosers.
He gave It to "Snuire" I'yle, of Pottstown. some
eighty yea.-a ago. The old trunk was being de?
molished some time ago, when legal document?
were discovered under a fal?e bottom. On exami?
nation these were found to be the lost paper? that
the Moser heirs had been lookin? for for many
years. Amo.-.g the?e document? wa? the original
deed conveying to Burkhart Moser the land re?
ferred to In Schuylklll County. It la said that
the tract la worth not less than $14,000,000, and that
the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company, which holda
a large portion of the land under a ?enso from
Burkhart Moser to the Lehlgh Navigation Com?
pany, which It Is alleged expired three years ago,
offered to buy from the Moser heir? as soon as they
got together and proved the, claim, but they could
com? to no agreement.
Moser, It Is alleged, bought the land over one
hundred year? ago. and died In ISM. and ?t i? sjld
that hla ne'rs never sold any portion of the tract.
There are w.th the deeds receipts showing that he
had paid taxes on the property. S. M M.ison, of
Philadelphia, for the heirs, has given notu-e to I he
president of the Lehlgh '"oal and Navigation Com?
pany tha'. tne brief cf title to the land in Tas&sejua
Is readv. ai>d bas submitted a proposition to meet
the Board of Directors and prove the title in behalf
of the heir? to Burkhart Mose-r's ?state, and thai
unless aatlsfactory arrangement? are made suit will
be brought.
POISONED BY CHEESE.
Several women employed In the Sterling laun?
dry, No. 181 West Thlrtleth-st.. had a narrow es?
cape from death yesterday afternoon, the result
of eating some poisoned cheese. The women are
Mrs. Egan, forty-seven year? old, of No. IM West
Twenty-elgth-?t.. and her daughter, Lottie, nine?
teen year? old; Annie Hernes. eighteen year? old,
of No. 411 West Thlrty-Beventh-st.. Emily Webern?,
twenty yeara old, of No. 317 East Seventeenth-?!.,
and Mr?. Donahue, thirty-five year? old, of No.
642 West Forty-fourth-at. At the noon Incheon the
women made up a little purse and gave It to Miss
Lottie Egan to go to a nearby delicatessen ?tore in
Seventh-avo. and purchase some cheese for the
meal.
Boon after eating the cheese all became 111, and a
physician waa vailed and administered emetics.
The women recovered soon and are now oat of
danger. The police have secured aample? of tho
cheese and will have 't analyzed.
NEW-YORK INSTITUTION FOR THE BLIND.
The annual election of the New-York Institution
for the Blind, NInth-ave. and Thlrty-fourth-at.,
wa? held yesterday and the following Board of
Managers was chosen for the year 1S98: William
Whltewrtght, William C. Bchermerhorn, Frederick
A. Schermerhorn. Peter Marie, Frederick Rhine
lander. Frederick Sheldon. Chandler Robblna, John
I. Kane, Frederick Bronaon, Gustave E. Klffcl,
John M. Bower?, Dr. George L. Peabody. Charles
H. Marsaall. Dr. Gouverneur M. Smith. Howtaod
Davis. William A. Duer. William G. Hamilton, Will?
iam W. Appleton. Frederick I). Tappen and D.
Maltland Armstrong.
The Inspectors of e'ectlon for the j.,inic period
chosen vete Item y '.'. Parsell, J. Edgar Ambler
and Charles jo., dutiu.
Useful Christmas Gifts,
Andirons, Brass Wood
Fenders, Holders,
Fire Screens, Fire Sets.
Best Made, Newest Patterns,
?Maker's Prices.
. ?**?, ii^nnaa?sn*aSasBssS|-M? ? w i
Union Square, Cor. 17th St.
PLACK O.V IV TNSPECTIOy TOUR.
THE GOVERNOR VISITS HARTS. BLACK
WELL'3 AND RANDALL'S ISLANDS, AND
IS NOT PLEASED WITH ALL HE BEEfl
Oovernor Dlnck sp- nt nearly the entire Jay yestor
day Investigating the State institutions near the city.
Before 10 a. m. he was al the pier St Twcnty-slxth
st. and the Esst River to board lbs steamboat for
Hans Island. Vs'l;;, t.lm wore C.>:otiel George C.
Treadwcli. Military Secretary to the Governor; Dr.
Peter M. Wise., president of the State Lunacy Com?
mission; Godwin Brown, secretary of tas State Lu?
nacy Commission; Speaker James If. E. o'Grady. of
Rochester; A. it. Psrkhurst, of Ontario County; As?
semblyman Austin, president of the Msnhattan Btate
Hospital Commission, and the Board Of Manage,*
of tha Manhattan State HospltsJ, Including Sg-JudgS
Henry E. Howland. Mr*. Eleonora Kennlcutt,
George E. Dodge and John McAnernoy.
The Governor and his party arrived a) th? Asylum
for the Insane on Hart's Island about noon and BSW
the inmate, of tits Institution ai dinner. In the ?id
Duuaine. on the island srers round fifteen hundred
persona The. buildings are badly ventllsted and are
overcrowded. The Oovernor essmined sll -he wads
tasted tho food prepared foi the Insane persons and
mado a. thorough examination of the kit.-hens and
storerooms. Hs found that the roofs of two wards
leaked, and that rain foil on the cots, while the
floors were cracked BO badly that he could Insert his
tinier into th? .racks. Hs ?pressed himself as
greatly dissatisfied with the condition of the build
lags and said; ??( , ..... | .., M, ? t }
spent for the maintenance of these Btats institutions,
the accommodations are certainly Inadequate"
After leaving the main wards the Governor in?
spected the workhouses on th? northern end of the
l?.and. Stopping ? fo?, minute, to look Into one of
the uncovered trenches on Potter's Kleid near by
where ot.e hundred ?nd fifty bodies occupy on.
grave. Tho attendants there, who are the grave
ainswra. sa,d that there were no bad odors. ", r.ly la
very hot weather." J
It required only about an hour for the Governor's
inspection of Hart's Wand. The steamboat Wan'
derer then took the party ,0 Warf. |iland There
e?'?rvt1Mnrn0r f?Und UP?n ?nly * rUr,0r>' *'?""" th.C
g****? able to detect any cVim.na..tV toJ :
'ui the wav from Randall's taland ir, v?? ? ..
?rnBi-kwa..h| |
atlon v.. ta??.,!
one i k the
- Ilk. l'he one
? J-JJ viel ??. Ai matter of i ? ?
xacil) arher? . .. ?.
In provement. On tue one ?ai
ighl to be provid i with
?uffl leni for healt bui on the i :
urlous accommodstl is might be I
ng to f.".
,. lierf. - .
I, bul II is qU ? ano,b..r to gel . atlon
Btst e hae hsd charge of lb, Inatn it lor., a |, ,
and Ward i .. ? |, f , . ? ,wo , ,^ "
;?' ? thai the places mus? i,. ... ... , m
two vats an I a half tu i- f? n ;? .e,: ,
rue that WS base 0| u.
?'"?" '??" !?;u''' Y Which IS CX|
lenancs of the insane."
PILING IP WHEAT O.V LEITER.
ARMOUR GKTS TOGETHER A VAST BULK
OF GRAIN r*OR THE BULL i'ARTT
AT CHICAGO
Chicago. Dec 22 (Special).?The centrad wheat
continues to pile up here <)Vfr bJB,Ssq bushels of It
to-day. probably over LJBS.ssj bushels la here Mace
las'. Saturday night, and there muit be tn ?tor?
now ubout M0S.0SJ bushels contra, t. It hegins to
look as if th? Loiters would have to pay f?r ?bout
o.WXi,(//j bUShelS cash wheat In all There were fur?
ther deiiveries, possibly 1.i>j0.uO0 bushels t lag
around ftotn Armour, We.ir? and BsavefBS, and all
?.f It, of rourse. going to tbe Leiter tr.,k' ra
To-day'S was a very fiat mnrkut. Then waa a
little Belling of December, possibly riot i/j,,?) bush
eis. but It was enough to lower the L> ami sr price
to UsS cents, compared With II on Tuesday night
Ths May wat du.l. Within V? cent rat.gr. It ?,,,,] at
S3V4 cents mid at M*, cents, and c.oaed at K? Beats
? vare larfe cleanness, saB,oos hushsls That
?7U the only help the bull bad Cables were flat;
not much lower, but showing no strength New
York reported pra< <4<ally no export buste-,
There were some bids here for aprlng Wheat, but
they were fractionally out of line. Receipts wete
omperatlvel* large svenrwhere Meara Bars aitb
m> estimated for 'I hursday. 17] cars in tue North?
west, agatnst S7I last year. At primary ,
nere were W2.UM bushels, against ?t.uuo b i
am year, i.1:..- Leiter ? i,.?d bought fu?le Decem?
ber tu-day. It begin, to look m if tu.y figured
that there might be mote cks.'i wneat ber? than
they have bought for Dt'-emt,er. 'lb? marnet r?t
almost to "put" ftgurs to-day. Profession* ? *?,,,
fjU1 y^'T'l.-.y .'ovied to-day The world, visible
Increased I.OU.000 bushels, which waa a lareerln"
"tase than was looked for. it wa* r-poned ??i
night, bul not confirmed, that the Lesltershadimade
a contract with the Lake Shore to mov. out i
bushels of wheat, all rail '
There Was a drop In wheat In New-York yester?
day, in keeping with the decline in Chicago, uh:,-h
was taken to mean that the corner in the I ??? . ni
ber "option," engineered by young "joe" Leiter,
had come to an end by reason of the deliveries of I
wheat to Letter by "1'hH" Armour, who hold abort
the wheat which Leiter bought. On tho New-York '
l'roduce Exchanxe December wheat got up to Si 01V? |
and then s.umped to d9S cents. The 'losing un, ?
was M-, oenta which was a less of % cents From
rutsoay, May wheat closed at tm% cents a decline !
or -s cent from Tuesday. Export ?aicM'of wheat
were only three loads. """
The Board of Managers of the joint Trnm> As
hO'inMon yesterday adopted a new schedule of
wheat rates on a basis of M conta a hundred from
hcago to New-Tork, to take effect on JanuajVi
This lea r?duction of ?H cents frei eatatlu?reis?
?hu rate for corn I, to be 17'* centa.
SOS-UXIOX MISERS KOT DISTURBED.
Pomeroy Ohio. Dec. 22.-The expee.ed invasion
Of the Ohio miners Into West Virginia to-day to
atop the non-union miners from working at New
Haven waa a failure. The hundred men who did
?et thars were served with Injunctions by United
Btatea deputy-marshols restraining ihetn from
going or. to the premises of the Con omera' CoSj
M nuil?; i ompany. fifty non-union men worknd in
??? mines to-day uii'listuibci. The Slu-iirf and
deputies left the place to-night Two United
took?d f?0mct'rs *re "u" thf'r"' ,,ut Do trouble is
THE COAL STORIES SAID TO BE BASELESS.
Btorle, printed In aensatlonal newspapers yester?
day of a scheme on the part of J. Flerpont Morgan
to create a monopoly of the retail coal trad? in
N"w-Vork did not receive serious nttintion in
financial circles. Otneera of the various coal com
coinmon. %\ Bosquehanna and Western preferred
1>4. Lackawanna showed a decline of W.
TWO MEX KILLED BY A TRAIX.
Patrick Luby. a trackwalker on the Pennsylvania
Railroad, while making bis round, last night ou
the meadows near Kearny, n. j, easae upon the
bodies of two men lying on either Hide of the
tracks. The men had evidently been Mlktnn ta
gether when tney were hit bv at. sspress tra "
Roth men were woll dresaed and wern Stte?flS'
They had white linen, fre?hly laundered an, "h7r
clothing was of good quality Tner? ?J, J. ? lr
on either that wouldjid t?\hJw"S^mcml^nK
KITCHISG MUST SERVE HIS SEXTE\'CE
Frederick Mcllenry Kltchlng. the you.ig N>w.
York broker, cannot now e.capc donning a'con
stets garb. Judce Aspinaii. of the Kings Count*
Court denied his application for leave to with
draw Ms piea of guilty and for a new trial
HELEN AP FOR ANNEXATION.
HIS VIEWS OPPOSED. HOWEVER, BY EX-GOV?
ERNOR BOCTWBLL OF MASSACHUSETTS.
Boston. Dec. 22.?Ex-t'.ovemor George 8. Bout well
and Rear-Admlral George E Belknap discus-..1
Hawaiian annexation befor? the Boston Boot
and Shoe Club at Young's to-night. About one
hundred and fifty members attended the dinner.
Mr. Boulwell was tho llrst speaker. He opposed
annexation, ssylngi
"The country Baa accepted continental territory
ns wise public policy, now fully justlfu-d by experi?
ence, and it has uniformly rejected Insular i*?..
sessions. The burilen of proof Is upon those who
demand a change ?n our public policy. The public
policy of the country may not have been based
upon distinct propositions, resting in the public
mind, but I formulate that policy In two proposi?
tions, namely: First, continued acquisitions of con?
tiguous territory lend to peace; seeond, the acquisi?
tion of Insular territories increases the chances of
war and adds to the difficulties In the way of con?
ducting war.
"The example of England Is not for us. The field
of conquest for appropriation Is about all occupied
Our theory is the theory of self-government. Next
Wo demand equality of citizenship In the S:ates and
equality of Slates In the Union. All this Is Ineon
BlStenl with the acquisition of distant and Incon?
gruous populations. And nowhere ran there be
found a more Incongruous population than the
present population of the Hawaiian islands. All
the benefits thai can come from annexation are
now enjoyed by us. They will continue to bo en?
joyed by us and by our successors through many
general mi?, while we and they are to ho relieved
of all responsibility for the government of the Isl?
ands. Moreover, the Islands t-nn rest secure In mld
ocesn, as Be gium ami Switzerland are secure,
though surrounded by rival and hoetlle Statt?''
Admiral Belki ?p look the o;ro-r ?Id? "I hare
In ' n .m ahm xailoniat ?vet -luce I fir v. ?a w the Isl?
and? In tin.-- ?aid h? "I'nles?. all sitns fail ?ml all
common la] Inter? It? are diverted fr..m their natural
flow, ti,,- Pai it- will become, without question, ?
of enterprise and aetivltv which wll. rival, If
not surpass, anything the Atlantic has ever seen in
Its palmiest days Honolulu, from Its happy sltui
tion, win become the great imrt of call of the ships
of every nation for dockage and repairs, for eosl
and provision!?, for other needed eui pile? and re?
fitting?, and for consignee orders. The nstlop that
holds such h point of vuntage will be a great gainer
financially, nnl im commercial Importance to our
[ieop e. if we have the Rnod sense to take what Is
offered to us, will be Im sleulable."
JAP\N ASKS OUARANTEE&
MINISTER ROaitl CONFERS WITH SE'RKTARY
SHERMAN IN RFOARD TO ANNEXA?
TION OF HAWAII
Washington. Dec. 22?Minister Hoshl, of Japan,
i was In conference with Secretary Sherman at the
State Department to-day. The status of the Ha?
waiian negotiations has changed materially 'In' o
th? Minister'? return from Japan. There is no
I further prote?t on the part of the Japanese Gov
i ernment to the annexation of the Islands, and It
Is asserted that Japan ? policy nev--r went to the
extent of a p^H'.v? protest. In any event, that
branch of the question Is considered closed, and
the present purpose of the Japanese authorities
i?. to secure apecUlc assurances from the United
States that ir i-n?f Hawaii is annexed all Jai in
Interest? will be fully prop ted.
In the last letter Mr. Sherman wrote to Minister
Hoshl on th? ?.ibiect of annexation be made
prominent ti.-i assurance that all Japanese in?
terest? in Hawaii would be amply safeguard? '?
The fi,.?!re. therefore, Is to converi this ??? ?? ? ?
assurnr.ee Into specific guarantees It la ?Id thai
tiii. does not Include ??:> i anee of I
' th? ezi ting Immigration treaty be?
tween Japan and ilaw.it!. a? thai li re? i ible I
1rs terms In si? moi th?. and the i
apply In case Hawaii became a i art of I he Cnl'ed
Rtatt ? There | llkt ly to be coi differ
? oplnloi I pi red negotl itloi s over
th? easel extent " the guarantees to be given
to Japan
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A CHINESE BANK IN HONOLULU
Horn ; . I ? IS. via Bai Franc! Dec. 9 ?An?
no m ? mi ? ' has ' ? en r: s le tha- ?? ?? r hank ?rill
>e r?tablis ? I ' th? *tty si rtly after "he firei ;
the year The r.? ? e n sm is to be ? r-rt (the
Pek?n* Ranking Cosspany. Thl? ompany started In
inki
.
of the official? of the Chine?? hanklns ny w II
?true in Horn - - lollday? to
anfe
WARSFR SMUGGLED ISTO ALBANY JAIL.
TRI KM ?STAFFER OK EITTI.E JOHN CONTAT MKE
i.Y to ri.r.Ai) OCIMT.
Albany, Doc ??? "f?' "* paMc? ?I this city b*
Uevs th?; Ihe ? iblk salad Is Inflamed le ? high '?
gree sr th? 1 napping of J raa ?vt
I ?'? lay by 'h* secret ?ray in which they
hustled Alben Warner, the lead? f the kldns
gang, fr m ''? s mi\western limited :i?:n ?
?-. fall Thfy had the train ?topped at the W? ?
Albany ?ta'.lor. *!.. . .? S eut three mtiee from the
rity it?- rbere II hjj met ??y chief Wlllard and
e Neis I i . ? i forci . . Warner
h?J ?. arcely b?en taken "ff the train )?*?' ire be *?-?
I Into i hack, ? ? kled as b< ass to
-.'. ,-::??? ttvs MeCann He -vas driven by ?
: Itoua rout? H md wa taken to
the County Court room, which la conne -'e,; ?;??, ? >?
jail by ? --brlil?? of llghS." u\er the latter he waa
finally led. to tie lodged la the ex'.ra-pn?-. ted Mil
?eeerve i f r ;.-;..- lerei s
A- n:t> Central Biatlon, a*?.i".rg th? Boutharaetera
Limited, ?ere pnailhly otie bundred persons, mostly
newapaper men and railroad employes When it
?>< found oui thai ?Vernos bad been iiken off a:
Wc?; Ainai.y nearly evtrybu-Jy preeent made a Uli?
for thr?- Jail, and *.\e.n r..- wa? ??km a rOM ttie
"bridge of ?'.gha," ln?;e?d of In ut tho front do r.
: i?d laughed ?nd he looked down .
t e : ?
As Warner r.a? been already indicted ?nd ns there
la n trial term of th? gupresn? COUTI In ?CMlon he
Will be arraigned to-morrow at lu o'clo k Th? de
tectlves who hroight him here s,il,| ;,,. ;..,,'. >:a
colly confessed to '.-.em thai r ?? n?, a party t> t-r
kidnapping, aril It Is not believed that ho will etand
trial, but will plead guilty
RUR'iLAR'S B?LLETE PROVE FATAL.
DBATE <">f nAvir? s. n lamui-kt. who was
?HOT IN WILTON. Ci.nn
Wilton ' onn , I)e.\ 22? David g R Lambert.
who was shot four time? and fatally ?Ottndod by
a masked burglar at hi? home here. last Friday
night, di. d this morning at i no o'clock. He did
not regain '.onsrlouaness from the time BO was
?hot until his deatli.
The house In which the crime waa committed was
the oldest house In the Village, and was built in
1715. Three generation? of Lambert? had previously
lived there. The murdered mun wa? born In the
homestead, January 2*. 1R?2. He entered Vale with
high honor?, but owing to Illness wa? obliged te
discontinue hi? ?tudle? In the second year. He
afterward pn??ed a successful examination for a
place in the lignai Service at Washington, bSt
,/as forced by poor health to give It up. Later he
becamo leather of langu"%gc? in a private academy
in Washington, in ltiij he founded tho Lambert
Academy, which he continued a? a ?ucceaafui
private ?chool until about three years ago.
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STRIKE PLANS IN FALL RIVER.
A OaWntAX DISPOSITION TO RRSI8T Till: RBJ
DfJCTION oy WAOEI.
Fall River, Ma??., Dec. 22.? The cotton manu
fariurers are confronted with the prospect of a
strike, a? many of the operatives are determined
to oppose a reduction of wages Some of ihe unlfin
officials and member? favor a strike at ?even mills
on Janurry 3. The mills which they suggent are
the t'nlon, gag?more. Ilord?r f'lty. Shore. Durfee,
i .'hare and American. These mills employ abtun
eleven tnousand operative?. Those favoring thl?
iiiiui ulso nropooe a strike at all of the mili? on
March I. tr neoessary. Thl? scheme appear? to bo
most popular among the operatives. Many, how?
ever, advoc?te s general Mrik<- on January 3.
The manufacturer? are waiting to hear from
M. ?'. I). Borden, Of New-York, owner of the Iron
Work? Mill*, who has taken 30 action on th? wage
ijue ittoo.
Dodd, Mead & Co.,
Fifth Avenue and 21st Street.
Retail Department.
Interesting bonks In fine bindings. Excellent
for Christmas presentation:
Slenklewicz's Novels.
Half Old English calf; 7 volumes.
Defoe's Works.
New Kngllsh. large paper, library e?ltlon;
bound In half crushed levant by nradstreet's;
M volumes.
Montaigne's Essays.
Beautiful BOW Kngllsh library edition.
Walter Pater's Works.
Bound In half crushed levant by P.rad
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[THE NEW ORGANIZATION
plans OF W. H. KENYON, CHAIRMAN OF
THE FIFTY-THREE.
rviMViTTFRS ON CONSTITUTION AND ENROL?
MENT TO FtB NAMED SOON?REPLIES TO
QUIOOTI STATEMENTS.
The "?publicans active In the movement for In?
stituting a new organization In this city are well
sed St the action of the Committee of Flfty
on Tuesday night In electing William Hous
. ton Kenyon as chairman. He Is oni of the mut
i prominent patent lawyers In the city, and, while
| always a Republican, has not been prominent In
, politics until the present crisis developed. He is
, thoroughly 1-vel-headed, a man of grea: energy
? and capacity for work, and earnest In his convic?
tion that a new organisation Is the only solution
of the present state of affairs in the Republican
party In this city. HI? name was the only one
presented for the chairmanship at the meeting of
Tuesday night.
In an Interview yesterday Mr. Kenyon said:
"My practice has In the past absorbed my entire
time and strength, but the condition of things in
the Republican party has become ro bad us to be
Intolerable to fair-minded men, and I felt It my
duty to Join In the present movement, as thou?
sands and tons of thousands of other Republicans
are doing. The names of the Committee of Beven
to draft a constitution and those of the Committee
of Eleven to report on a new enrolment plan will
be mode public very soin The General Committee
will ho called to meet when the reports of the two
committees are ready. Important points to be re?
ported on by tho Enrolment Committee arc ?That
the qualifications of enrolment ami what the unit
of enrolment shall he, whether the enrolment ?hill
tie on the election district plan or Assembly dis?
trict plan. We are K'-ilr.K .-irmntl with the slnsle
purpose of organizing Republican voters who ho
lleve that the usefulness of the present Republican
organization Is at an end. Wc are going to or
[ ganlze the voters In such a way that they can be
:-tl to victory'. Instead of being l?.1 to defeat "
Mr Kenyon was a?ked what he estimated th?
i voting strength of his organization to be ami
I whether he thought It was greater than that of
I th? regular organization. He answered:
"I can fclve no numerical estimate of our strength,
I but we believe that our organization commands tho
support Of a largo majority of Republican voters.
Every clean, honest, reputable Republl"an must
be with us In the end. Our organization Is not
formed for conferences or for union with the pres
ent organization. We have no such puri-ose. or end In
r?e?, Were we to attempt to lead our men into
I! kt-rs and compromises they would not follow ti?.
I and our whole movement would lo?e Its pftlnt. Our
purpose I? to go ahead to the ultimate mark of a
I single, unified Republican organization In the
I county cf New-York, and that our organization.
', Our organization la open to all Republicans, but
only as Individuals To go to the expense of form?
ing a political organization In January that
disband in February would be tomfoolery. The
men In this movement are in ?t to Stay."
Antl machine Republican? yesterday said that
the bent answer to President Qulgg's strictures
upon the Committee of Fifty-three as nelng mad?
1 up of "persons who ?re not known at ail. and whi
are without consequence or weight, or notorious
? disturbers," waa the list of Mr. Qi.lgg's own new
Count] Committee. That list, they declar <i proved
1 the pitiful paucity of to""! material In thi ?
I bershlp of the machine as at present manned. To
b? ?-?.r.-. tno ' ??' contain? many well-known name?:
but there la a difference between being; "w. ;:
ar-d "well ind favorably known." And If
the Committee of Fifty-three Includes "No C
neiius N Blisses, no Kir i Roots or Bdward
i Mitchells," It Includes name?, of similar w
-. rth, which la far more than can be Mid of
! the new machine County Committee.
THE WAY QDIOO DOES IT.
an EXAMPU, r'E how he DRIVES ah'at
REPtTBUCANS
A Ri n lee 1er of eonal lerab'.e prominence
'? h< XXXIIId Assembly District, who ?rsi i
ng the ms it the recent gem ral el? ;?
ti in. telle the fol erlence with Pn
? of the County Committee:
i tailed ?t the head?, lartere of the County Com?
mittee tuet before the primarle?, i sent In my card
to f'rea.dent Qulgg at Just Z>) minutes past 5 o'clock
In the a.'ternoon. There were only one or two people
.ihe?.! of me. and they were soon attended to. I
waited until nearly 7 O'clock bet?re I was able to
?ee Mr. Qulgg. He ?aw many other people who
cam? In after I did. and then I knew he waa play?
ing a rame of 'freeae-ouf with me.
' Finally I got Into hi? room. A? near a? I can
remember, the following cou-, erst'ion took place:
" 'Mr Qulgg." I said. 'I would like to have a copy
of the rolls of my district; we are ??<,lng to DJ .. ??
a tight Inside the organisation ' His reply was:
" 'No, air. you cannot copy the rolls.'
. i^Ked for a list o? the places where the
primarte! would be held in the district, and he
told me that he did not hai? the list, although it
e-i? only forty?etght hour? before they were to ne
held, and only those who ?ere '.nsi.ie' knew where
the pla COS were. I then ask-d hl:n the following
.. tloa:
.Mr. Qulgg. there are a large number of en
. Republican? in our district who did not vote
f.'i ? ;e: ?ral Tr? y, but inste...1 voted for other can?
didate? Now, ?? they a:.i ???^ ...ir;> enrolled mem?
bers of the party, can they vote at the primarle??'
" Now, 1 w'.sh >ou would not asa :ne such a
question,' rip.lid Mr. Qu;?;.r. as he shifted un?
easily in his chair.
1 pressed the quMtloO again, and finally he ?all,
with eonaldarabl? show of temper
" 'No, they cannot rote end we will not let them.'
"Our Interview then ended, arter my teii-.ng him
thai suca unions won: i nave th*ir effect on th?
? ol the organisation. I aai moro than ever ?
lent 'i it Mr Qulgg haa mad? a ?a<1 failure
ider of th- perty In New-York He la k<
K entra Is h i p. and is pot able to unite the party on
h.\ matter it I? tr: ? >.?? has the ba king of
Senator Platt, but i do not think there :
. who remembers a great campaign In srhlcn
enator acted s? ea.lirthat eras not > Is
table failure. So 1 think it about time lor both to
retire unlesi they prefer to be :*-tIr. d."
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*THE FF.F.NY-CROMWF.I.L CASK
NO HICAIUNO IN PATCHOOtfl LAST NIGHT OF
RICHMOND'S ELECTION '?isittf..
There was no hearing In PstChOgne, I/ong Island
last night In the Peeny-Cromwcll election case be?
fore Justice U..tnot M. Smith. The case will como
up again In Brooklyn this morning. There was a
conference and discussion of the case before Jus?
tice Smith In Brooklyn yesterday afternoon, and
at that Urn? counsel agreed to allow It to rest
over night. In the morning It will be agreed
whether or not to make out a case and place the
affair In ?nape to be taken directly to the Oeneral
Term.
lti the ca?e of failing to agrie on tills course of
procedure, Justice Smith will proceed to hear i
arguments on '.!?<: Injunction Ii Is thought the
agreement will be rea h ... u the -ours? outlined
1? calculated ro bring Ihe dispute to s termina?
tion much earlier than sil) i thei line of a 'tlon
?
PATRIOTIC REPUBLICAN clcb offklr.s.
The Patriot! ? Republican Club, at a meeting held
last night at its clubhouse, No. M Best Seventy?
elghth-st., Installed tho following officers le serve
ti iring tho year i"?js. Pr?sident) Benjamin Oppcn
helmer; first vice-president. A. Paskusx; second
vice-president, M- 8. Kttstnger; treasurer, Jacob
Pieman; recording ami con ?ponding secretary,
Michael J Sherry: financial secretary. Hoary
lletsler; Board of Directors?William M ?Olli, chair?
man; Louis Hecht, vice-chairman; Abraham Cohen,
Nathan H. Kahn. Basil ?Schwarz ami -Jack" Op?
penheim?.*.
After l-'iter? of regret had been read fr..m Mayor
Strong '?enera! Samuel Thomas, Senator Pav?y,
Colonel B. V. R. Cruder, and others, Alderman Ulla?
Goodman, on behalf of the club, presented Mr. Op?
penhelmor a handsome mahogany bookcase and a
set of the "Encyclopedia Rrlttanica "
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MR I'LATT GOBI TO WASHINGTON.
?tnutor Thomas C Platt Tent to Washington
ye?terday, after talking with several Republican
politicians at the Fifth Avenue Hotel about the
men to bo recommended for appointment as Re?
publican member? of the Police Hoard In this city.
It was said that Judge Van Wyck would be asked
to appoint John P. Wlndolph. vice-president of the
present Hoard of Aluermen. a? one of the Police
Commissioner?, and W. K. Phillip.?, of Brooklyn,
as another.
Charles A. Ball, who want? to be clerk of the State
Senate, had a talk with Mr. Platt. Mr. Hall tn
>i-ts that he ha? tho pledge? of about twenty State
Benstora to voto foi him. but Mr. Matt ha? been
backing Jame? O. Whlpple for the appointment.
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TALK OF ONION AOAINST QCiaC.
Reports are In circulation that the Tammany,
National Democrat!.; and Henry Oeorge forces In
the XlVth Congres? District ore arranging a com?
bination to defeat Repreaentatlve Qulgg If he shall
come up for re-e'.eetlon next fall. The rumor 1h
confirmed by Whidden ilraham. one of the Oeorge
managers In the recent campaign, and there may
be concerted action against Mr. Qulgg when the
Unie 'tunes, unie?? Tammany ahould make free
silver Its rallying cry and thus alienate the Na?
tional nomocracy a? a possible ally. Mr. Qulgg. it
would seem, will not he ?ure of united RepuoUcan
support next fa.I, unies? the machine orajanliatlon
and the new Republican organization coalesce, for
TWO KINDS OF FIGURES.
Somebody who signs himself "Coal Range" has
written from Mt. Vernon to a New York paper
j to say that he has found gaa a more expensive
i f;iel than coal for cooking. But what a way he
! has of proving It! He had an apartment of ten
j rooms, he had "three or four different cooks"
and his pas hi!! was "never leca than $7.75 per
I month." if? says not a word about the gas used
I for liKhting his ten rooms, or whether It was
; wasted; he does not say when it was, or whether
? be wan paying 12.00 S thousand for gas. Instead
of 11.15 aa now. Whether his cooks were reck
: le?s or not he does not say. In fact, his figures
1 are the loose and Inaoeurate kind that prove
nothing. Over apainst them must be set the
1 figures obtained by expert??by chemists and
physicists. Tbey mak? an accurate, scientific
experiment. They measure the gas accurately,
they use It carefully, and tli'-y give tested figures
to prove tho economy of sas fuel over coal for
cooking- They flo not Indslce in the random as
pertion of "foal Ranste," hut they demonstrate
ftom actual experiment that a given amount of
cooking can bo done by gaa at a saving In cost
"f from 40 to 80 per cent over that of doing the
.same cooking by coal?the margin of 20 per cen?.
repreaentlng differenoes in the price of gas and
in tba skill of using It. In stunt, their figures
ar.-? the scientific and iccurate kind that count"
the oth' r are the li ipbaaard sort of thing that
impose only upon the Ignorant.
Sealskin Caps and Gloves.
Coats, capes, ccl'arettes. muffs,
The leading styles in Fox,
Chinchilla, Russian and Hud?
son Hay Sable, Ermine, Stone
Marten.
Gentlemen's fur lined over?
coats, sleigh robes, rugs, mats,
etc., at the lowest possible
prices for reliable goods.
G. G. SHAYNE,
Maaafaeturrr,
124 & 12? West 42d Street.
Store open evenings.
the anti-machine sentiment is exceedingly strooe
In hi? district. ^
THE MAYOR-ELECT BACK IN TOWN.
AI'POINTMI?NT OK A. M. DOWSES AS PRIVAT?
nrilTUF PgOl?HJs PRESIDENT OF
THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN.
Mayor-ele^t Van Wyck came to the city from
Lakewood yesterday. accompanied by Colonel Asa
Hlrd Gardiner and Albert M. Downes. It was the
Intention of the Mayor-elect to make some pur?
chase? of Christmas presents for relatives and
friend.*, und to visit his brother in Brooklyn. He
*a? ?t his bachelor quarters in th? city in the
afternoon, hut left them again early in the even?
ing. The only appointment announced thus far is
that of Mr. Down's for Mayor's secretary. Mr.
Dov.-nea ta a newspaper man well known to the
tans of the city. He is s gtaduate of the
Yaie Law School, and he practised law In Con
noetic?! for a time l<? fore he became a newspaper
reporter in New-York. For years he waa the City
Hall and a political reporter of "The Times," and a
fen months ago he became connected with "Tha
Telegraph" as political editor. He has been a Tam?
many man for year.-'. Mr. Dosmes was at the
City Ball for a short time yesterday afternoon.
Tammany AMerm-n-eloct ?rere saying yesterday
that Thomas f. Woods, of the XXtfl District
would be elected as President of the Incoming
Hoard of Aldermen. Woods is a hors'>shoer by
trade, ami nc.er has held public office before, but
be was sleeted Alderman In Mr. Croksf's former
dlstrl t, In which James P. Keating Is now the
Tammany leader.
? Larry" Dolmour is sale to hats decided to give
up the Tammany leadership of the XX-Xth Dis?
trict. Tammany men said in explanation yesterday
that Delmour no longsr I In the district.
In the gossip .il'out tii- future, beard In Tam
n: 'i.y circles, u talk to the effen tnat Ferry Bet*
trill !><? the T'immany cai dl I tte for Governor
of the State next fall. Mr. Belmont was declared
t > be closer to Mr. Croker now than he ever had
been before.
Lakewood. N'. J., Dec. 22?Mayor-elect Van Wyck
and bis private ?>.' retary, A. M. i'owr.es. left Lake
uohI t:-.'s afternoon for New-York. They will not
return before Mon.lay. when tney will remain fo.
several days, it' the pres-n: flan ?s carried out.
Mr. irk r, w;:.i John F. ''airo:! will leave here
? ^r the city to-mcrrow, and w;:: spend Christmas
?? ! Hunday In New-York, returning to i.akewood
on Monday. Mr. i'roker held one of his last con.
ferrncei to-day. The crowd of politicians Is thin
nit,* ou' rapidly, although a new cltlegailon ar?
rived to-d.iy. In the latter were I resident-elect
?uggenhelmer, Charles H. Knox, Congressman
>-'e, Ferdinand Levy, Andrew Kreedman.
W in S. Andrews ami Patrick Keenan. Mr.
' r kt-r says he is riot Interested in any way In
the i Tiing vaudeville show here.
AXDERSFX'S CASE IX THE JURY'S HASDS.
A VERDICT OF Ml/RDER IN TOT FIRST DECREE
EXPECTED
N'orfolk. V.i? Dec 22.?The trial of John Ander?
sen, cook of i he schooner Oilve Pecker, for the mur?
der of Is .: lent the mate of the vessel, was con?
cluded to-day and the case went to Jury at 6:30
O'clock thin Sfteraoea. The court has adjourned
until to-morrow morning. The general Impression
is that a verdict will be reached In a compars
tlvelv ?? ind thai it trill bo guilty as
charged In the indictment. Under the ruling of the
Court the Jury must either find Anderson guilty as
charged In the Indictment or not guilty. There
run OS no verdict of manslaughter.
Tho prisoner was dramatic to the last. Just
i? for.? the District-Attorney finished his closing
argument, telling the Jury thst if Andersen had
been Innocent he would have adopted another
course, th ? seeused mar. sprang to his feet, saying.
"I am Innocent, Mr. While." and had to be pulled
back Into h.s chair by the court bailiff.
The morning was consumed in the hearing of
arguments on Instructions, the District-Attorney
contending that there w-as M evidence whatever
to justify :!'?? pies of self-defence, therefore the
sloment of maaslsughter must be eliminated from
the case. The defence a.-ked that the Court In Its
charge should Instruct the Jury to consider the
question of manslaughter as well as murder. Judge
doff charged the Jury at some length and with
great fairness, saying that If the prisoner should
!>?? found guilty nothing had been introduced to
lessen the grade of the crime, and the verdict must
be gui.iy a.-, charged In the Indictment. If the
Jurv should discover any excuse for the crimo
the verdict must he scQUlttaL
.\?r M In tosh ?or the defence, ?poke only three
quarters of an hour. He commented on the failure
of the Government to prove ? nioilve for the mur?
der. The Government s witnesses, he laid. In try?
ing to clear themselves had made a scapegoat of
the cook.
THE SHAKER IXDIAXS.
From The Portland Oregonlar..
John Btocum, the Shaker Indian, died at his Mud
Bey >'.iiiii> Tu- -day.
Blocum became famous about live years ago by
passing to heaven through the gvetilM of a trance,
where he remained several days before returning *o
th.s mundane sphere on his return he pictured
heaven In Slowing tt rum to his associates, declar
?ng that lots of Indians are there, and that each
has a h?rne and pi-nty of salmon. Every Indian at
Mud and Oyster bays became his follower, and for
the remaining years of his life he wielded a marked
influence iiopn bis etadplea
c. iisclous or approaching death, he cast his man?
tle of leadership upon I>|ek Jackson, another
Indian of the Mud Pay settlement, thus providing
for the perpetuation of the Shaker religion.
.4/7. XO!
From The Chtago Tribune.
Impatient Huaband (tired of holding his chin up)
?it's Taking you an awful long tune to tlx this
necktie, Laura.
Patient Wife?Toa never used to complain about
the length of tine It took me to smooth out your
neckties before we were marissd, George.
\YIS<'OXS!X'S BIG MOXOL1TH.
From The Knglnecrlng News.
The great Wisconsin monolith. 115 feet long. 10
fi ? t Kiiiure at the baso and 1 feet square at the
top, may be set up on the lake front of Milwaukee
to mark the coming semi-centennial of Statehood.
This stor!? wuH taken from the red sandstone quar?
ries of r. Prentice, at HoughtOO Point. WIs., and
It waa originally prjpnsed to send It to the Chi?
cago Exposition ss s Wisconsin exhtidt. P?ut en
glneerlriB .ind financial reanonr, prevented, and It
has been left at the quarry until the present time.
A movement is now on foot to ship It by water to
Milwaukee, and there erect It. Plans and estimates
have been mad", and it Is estimated that ?40.000 to
??,000 will do the work. The claim Is made that
the stone is 10 feet ?oneir than any record?'!
alngle stone quirrled In the wor'd. But the granite
obelisk ?it Karnac, mentioned by M. Mariette as
the loftiest known. Is 103 feet high.
fT SEEMED AS IXSISUATIOS.
From Tho Chicago News.
"How did Harley come to quirrel with that St.
Louis girl he was so smitten w th?"
"He foolishly declared that li all the world wtrs
his he'd lay It at her feet" ?

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