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cently found at the Barge Office Is scouted by
BARGE OFFICE RECORDS MADE PUBLIC.
OFFICIALS GIVE AN ACCOUNT OF THE DIS
APPEARANCE OF isirxmo TERMINI.
Th« writer of the Washington dispatch In yester
days Tribune about the alleged finding of a body
Is th* Barge Office, supposed to be that of an Im
migrant, had what be was justified In considering
excellent authority for the statements he made, but
there does sees to be a serious discrepancy be
tween his Informant's first assertions and those
printed In the Washington dispatch to-day.
Little additional information beyond that pub
lished in The Tribune yesterday could be obtained
at the Barge Office la regard to the mysterious
case. Commissioner Fitchie and Assistant Com
missioner McSvecney again emphatically denied
that any body had been found at the Barge Office
recently or at any time under the alleged condi
tions. It was believed that the story referred to
Isidoro Termini, an Italian shoemaker, seventy
two years old. Re arrived here on May 25 on the
fteamsfclp California, of the Anchor Line, from
Italy, on his way to the home of his son in Buffalo.
and disappeared that night. A vain effort. It Is
•aid. was made by the immigration officials to find
him. They communicated with the son. who
seemed disposed to biarr.e the Barge Office officials
lor hie father's disappearance.
The official records and the correspondence that
passed between Commissioner Fitchie and Cale&ro
Termini, the son. and the son's legal representative,
T. J. Botr.mer. concerning the case, were made pub
lic yesterday. The records *>how in brief that Isl
#oro Termini was detained for examination by the
Special Board of Inquiry on the report of the medi
cal examiner that he was suffering from the infirm
ities of age and was feeble. The day Termini ar
rived was one of the record days for the arrival
of Immigrants at this port. The immigrants ex
amined at the Barge Office that day numbered 5.050.
Many of them were Italians. It was dusk before
all had been examined, and those to be detained
had left the Btree Office for the station boat Nar
ragansett. anchored at Ellis Island, on which im
migrants were kept over night. Just before the
steamboat started tor Ellis Island with the detained
immigrants a boat Coll of immigrants who had been
cleared anfl were froisg West over the Pennsyl
vania sad other railroads left the Barge Office for
the railroad piert. Termini had a ticket for Buf
falo. Whether he got on the beat with the cleared
Immigrants in the confusion or handling such a
large number is not known.
The officials rjy they have se««n nothing of Ter
roini since the r.i*rht he disappeared. They say he
was not on the Ellis Island boat when It reached
The correspondence made public shows that Com
xsi*sior.tr r'ilchie tried to learn whether Isldoro
Termlr.i reached E Btalo ar.d that Calegro Termini.
through Ferdinand I. Bonamer. a lawyer asked him
whet bad been lone a::<J what the Government in- ;
tended dolns ..'r. al the c3*<».
Commissioner F:tcHe saM resterday that be knew
nothing about a salt for $10,000 damages brought :
apair.st him by Mr. Bommer. The authorities at
Washington had written him once or twice, he t-ald.
asking If it was true that he had not promptly 1
answered Mr. Pcmmer's inquirle*. i
Th* rrmmissloner paid Just before leaving the
Baree Office for his home, that there had reen no
communication yesterday by telegraph, telephone
or mm» i|n between him and the authorities in
Washington in regard to the missing immigrant
FOX THIXKS TERMINI WAS DROWNED.
BUFFALO ATTORNEY FINALLY MAKES A
Buffalo. Nov. 14 (Special).— Ferdinand J. Bemrrier.
attorney for the son of Isidore Termini, the Italian
immigrant who disappeared in New-York last
summer, was seen by a Tribune correspondent to
Mr. Boinmer bad Just received information from
Washington, the nature of which he did not di
vuige. He said-
Termini arrived in America on May ZS with $7, a
ticket to Buffalo over the Erie Railroad and a cer
tificate from the Anchor Llr.e for his wife's pas
sage from Palermo. Sicily, to Buffalo, with a cash
guaranteed value of $35. He was held for senility
and was last »een '.are in the afternoon of May 25.
On May 2S Henderson Brothers, c: New-York, the
owners of the Anchor Line. ?Tit a t^'.etjram to
Termini* son in this city for $15 and affidavits for
the father's entrance into this country. The money
was sent, but the telegram is now said by Hender
eon Brothers to be a forgery, and the original of
•which. It is ciairr.ed, has since been destroyed. I
communicated with H»rifr?rr Brothers and the
Barge Office, but could ptet no satisfaction.
On July 5 I went to the Barg*. Office and was
told that Termini's ticket had b»^n taken from
New-York to Buffalo, and Termini had sneaked
out a.-.d ?ot lost. I learnet! from the railroad of
ficials In New-York that tyrJbßr!< ticket had not
been honored by the—, out of Sfew-Tork where it
stopped. I communicated with the officials in
Washington but no further information could be
pecurei from the Bare» Office. The matter now
rests with the Treasury Department, ar.d a claim
for $50,000 has been mace on the Government.
Mr. Bommer admits that Termini's body was
found drowned. When a?ked if the man was mur
dered he said:
"That's a pretty serious charge. Draw your own
He admits that Termini is buried in New-Jersey,
and says be may be able to ep^ak more definitely
•whea he hears further from Washington to-mor
Mr. Bauehetti, the Italian Consul in tWs city, saw
the son this afternoon and said the sen was posi
tive that if a body had been found at the Barge
Office it was not that of his father. Mr. Baucnettl
Isidore Termini arrived in 'his country last June
and was seen by several people in New-York. The
chief clerk in the Italian Consal's office «aw him
and that night he disappeared. His eon thinks he
was drowned while soing back to th.? island for the
Eight. A body was found a few days after, and on
the body was a letter written by Isidore Termini
end addressed to an Italian In El!zabeth-st. Xew-
Tork. The son has retained a lawyer to sue The
Government authorities for his father's death.
IFLA.VD FTILL HOLDS THE KEXSIXGTOX.
ONE ENTRANCE BARRICADED AND THE OTHER
GUARDED LAST NIGHT-NO ATTACK MADE.
Charles E. Lf land was still in charge at the Hotel
Kensicgtcn yesterday, despite the efforts to put
him out. In rpite of th» free flsht on Tuesday, as
a result of the effort to eject Mr. Leland, things
were running smoothly yesterday. Mr. Lcland'a
representative said that Mr. LeUnd intended to
hold the fort and that Mr. Srr.r'borr.. who <s trying
to put him out. will have to co to the courts to
accomplish that. Mr. Sor.neborn intends to go to
the court*. His lawyer. Mr. Marshall, said yester
day that he had been exceptionally busy of late
?K^,Jl a t d J"' ot ha " tlrne t0 rive the subject much
thought. but that he would take it up soon in th*
courts. Tne trouble arises over the Interpretation
of a contra r. Mr. L*land holds as manager of th™
Mr. Leland and P.. McCarr^r. his representative
were at the Kensington last night. The Flfteenth
st. entrance was barricaded, "and Mr M^Carren
was at the top of the Fifth-aye. steps ready to
defend the place against any kind of assault. Mr
Inland said he expected no more trouble from Mr'
Sonneborn or h's attorneys. He did not care to
talk further about the case.
CESSURES COMMISSIOXER SCAXXELL
X.ETTER CARRIERS' ASSOCIATION DISAPPROVES
Or THE DISMISSAL OF CAPTAIN CLIFFORD.
The New-York Letter Carriers Association has
adopted a resolution censuring Fire Commissioner
John J. Scanr.eli for dismissing Captain James D.
Clifford from the Fire Department. The resolution
provides for the appointment of a committee of
thre~ to call the attention of "all benevolent or
ganizations in the State and city" to Captain Clif
KAISER FRIEDRICH TAKES OFF.
Ebjll Boas, agent of the Hamburg-American Line,
said yesterday that he had received the schedule
of th* line's sailings between this port and Ham
burg for next year, and that the steamer Kaiser
Frledrlch was not on the schedule. From this he
Inferred that the company had decided nat to us«
that ill fated vessel. She sailed from this port last
on October 25.
. Bright's disease — the chron
ic disease is well known as in
curable. Scott's emulsion of
cod-liver oil is of great value
in it nevertheless; to support
the body in battling with it and
We'll m&4 rent, a Unit to try if you like.
6COTT a- BOWNB. 459 Pearl street. New York.
METHODIST MISSION FIELDS.
MASS MEETINGS TO TALK ABOUT FOR
. EIGN WORK TO BE HELD BY
Tee annual meeting of the Central Missionary
Committee of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
which is to continue for a week, began yesterday
morning at St. Paul's Church, at Eighty-sixth
st. and West-End-avo. Bishop Charles H. Fowler,
of Buffalo, presided. Dr. I*. S. Baldwin was elected
secretary. Dr. Homer Eaton financial secretary,
and Dr. H. C. Jennings assistant financial secre
The committee's appropriation is based on the in
come of the Church for the last year, one year be
in* used as a basis for the ensuing year. Accord-
Ing to the. report of the treasurer, the income up
to October 11 last was a.223.804 72 and the expend
itures H. 862.682 36. Provision was made for the
<J«ncit- Accordingly, the committee can appropri
ate this time nearly ».2&0,000 for the enduing year.
Among the bishops present were Bishop An
drews, of New-York City: Bishop Warren, of Cleve
land- Bishop Ninde. of Michigan: Bishop Walden.
of Cincinnati; Bishop Joyce, of Minneapolis; Bishop
Goodsell. of Tennessee, and Bishop Cranston, of
The committee appropriated $1,200,000 for the fund
for the foreign and home missions. The excess of
the income last year was voted toward the ex
tinguishment of the Indebtedness, which amounts
to $4&.Si: 84. The remainder will bi met by action of
the committee at its next meeting
Much time was taken up by the bishops in the
afternoon In discussion ever the matter of de
fraying the expense* of bishops sent as superin
tendents to foreign missionary fields. It was con
tended by Bishop Buckley that these bishop super
intendents were doing missionary work, and that
the missionary society should pay their expenses.
Other members of the committee declared that
they were subjects of the Church, and that their
expenses should come from the Episcopal fund and
not from the money of the society. A resolution
deciding that such expenses should be paid by the
society was finally passed. Ten thousand dollars
was appropriated for office expenses of the society,
and another lons debate was had as to the division
of the whole amount of money for mission work
for the year. It wa~ decided that 43 p«rce..t should
go to the home mission wor* and 0. per cent to
the work in foreign missa ns. Bishop Thorburn. Of
India fought hard for a larger percentage, saying
the work would be practically at a standstill unless
more mor.ev was forthcoming. The amount given
for the work in India is $-.*44 in excess of what it
WBi«nooW Bi«noo •Tnorbura said: The work has advanced
to such an extent that it is beyond my ability to
sustain the work. Ways and means must be fle
vised to raise more money, or otherwise the soc e.y
will find itself in serious trouble. As it is, it is 1 like
a business man trying to carry on his business
without having sufficient money, or like a ship
carrying more sail than it is ab.e to carry.
A special committee of five was appointed
with Bishop Thorburn as chairman, to dewse
means and ways to raise $2.000.0u0 for _m:ssion
ary work, the sum to be known as the Twentieth
Century Offering. that a mass meeting to talk
It was announced that a mass meeting to talK
about foreign missions would be held In the church
to-night, at which a number of the bishops would
talk, and to-morrow night another mass meeting
would be held at the same hour to discuss the for
eign as well as the home missions.
A resolution was adopted that the morning ses
sions of the committee should be called to order at
9:30 o'clock and that an adjournment should be
had at 12:30 p. m.; the afternoon sessions to begin
at 2 p. m. and close at 5 p. m.
The committee is composed of all the Bishops In
the country and the corresponding secretaries oi
all the missionary societies. Representatives were
present from the fourteen districts.
CONTROL OF JERSEY CENTRAL.
TTELL DETTNED RUMOR THAT THE PENN
SYLVANIA MAY GET THE ROAD.
The belief that the Baltimore and Ohio Rail
road Company would some day or other take
over the Central Railroad of New-Jersey has
been for many months held by Wall Street.
Yesterday, however, a well deflrea rumor be
came current that the purchaser of the New-
Jersey Central would be found to be the Penn
sylvania Railroad Company, and that the an
nouncement of the completion of the operation
might soon be expected. Just what direct bene
flt. control of the New-Jersey Centra! would
give the Pennsylvania is not, at first thought,
clear. Nor was it clear, before the act. how the
Pennsylvania could benefit through ownership
of the Long Island Railroad, but it bought the
Long Island Railroad. The Baltimore and Ohio,
as is well known, gains its entrance to the
metropolis by use of the Jersey City terminals
of the Central Railroad of New-Jersey, and its
position as a trunk line wou'.d be greatly
strengthened by its absolute control of these
terminals. But the Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany Is now Influential In the management of
the Baltimore and Ohio, and It is thought in
"Wail Street not unreasonable to suppose that
the Pennsylvania may acquire the New-Jersey
Central, perhaps in the interest in large part
of the affiliated Baltimore and Ohio.
There has b«-en great activity in Pennsylvania
stcck In the last two days. Enormous blocks
have been picked up by interests as yet un-
Identffled. One block of five thousand shares
was purchased yesterday at the highest figure
of the day. 142. and the stock closed at 14l^ s a
net gain for th« day of per cent. Xew-Jer
sey Central yesterday made a net advance Oj. a
per cent, and has gained in the two days 44
CAXXIBA.L ISLAXDERS KILLED.
HALF BURNED BONES OF THEIR VICTIMS
FOUND— MEN FROM GERMAN WAR
SHIP SHOOT MANY NATIVES.
San Francisco, Nov. 14 (Special).— The German
schooner Mascot, -which is in from the Bismarck
Archipelago, brings a stirring story of fights
with the cannibal natives of the island of Ma
tupi. The Mascot's sails are full of bullet holes.,
ar.d her rail and cabin are splintered from rifle
fire. Captain Maceo says that when he went to
Matupi to replenish the station of August.
Maizke, a German trader, he found the place
burned, and in the embers of the fire the half
burned bones of Matzke and ten black boys who
helped him. They had evidently been murdered
and then eaten by the natives.
Captain Maceo sailed for Kusai, where he se
cured the aid of the German cruiser See Adler.
The cruiser landed men at ilatupl, killed 150
natives and burned ISO villages. The men
spread so much terror that it is expected that
there will be no more outrages for many days
Captain Maceo afterward established a new sta
tion on another island, where the natives had
never heard a gun discharged. Three thousand
fied when rifles were fired and five men were
MAY IRWIX'S THEATRE.
A NEW NAME AND A NEW LESSEE FOR
THE BIJOU-THE ACTRESS WANTS A
HOUSE OF HER OWN.
It was reported yesterday that Miss May Irwin
who Is now playing "The Belle of Bridgeport" at
the Bijou Theatre, would soon be the lessee of the
house. Bhe has made an offer for it it is an
nounced, to H. B. Sire, the present proprietor
which he feels like accepting, and unless there is
some new and wholly unexpected developments she
will have the theatre for five years, beginning with
It :§ Miss Irwin's intention to play an extended
engagement at the Bijou every year. as. Indeed
cas been her habit for some years. Next yea'- she
means to begin in September and remain for a
longer time than she has been in the habit of do-
Ing. She will then, if she carries out her present
Intentions, revive several of her old farce* and
produce a new one.
There was some rumor a few weeks ago of a
possible lease of the house, by Mr. Sire to Lloyd
Binisham who wanted to use it for a company to
be headed by his wife, who is known on thY stage
m, Hit* Amelia Bin«ham It was arranged that
Mr. Blngham should at !e«tst have the theatre for
the rest of the present season, after Mlaa Irwin a
present engagement, which la to end In February
This arrangement, which was made with Mr. Sire
Miss Irwln will carry out. the theatre being leased
to her subject to Mr. Blngham's contract It <s
also likely that Mr Bin ***™ will ec-cure the t hea
th re for his wife for a considerable part of each
St?n^iyl hea Ml9B Ir * ln ls rot usin * "or *>«
May Irwufs Th2aV™: nteßtl ° t0 ' name th « hou "
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. THURSDAY. NOVE3IBER 15. 1900.
STOCKS BOUGHT FREELY.
MARKET IMPROVES IN TONE. SHOWING
THE PUBLIC STILL INVESTING.
The stock market, which on Monday declined
and at the close showed much weakness, im
proved materially In tone yesterday. No rec
ords were broken, but the transactions aggre
gated nearly 1,000,000 shares, and at the end of
the days trading prices were as a rule above
Monday's last figures. The opening was Irreg
ular, with signs of continued weakness, but
before noon a general rally occurred, and in the
afternoon hours there was a marked renewal
of investment buying. While there was again
yesterday much realization selling, it was plain
that large interests were buying on every sub
stantial recesslan and that the public were still
In the market.
The professional operators once more cold the
market, but toward the close of the day changed
their position and became buyers. Call money
ranged between 2 and 6 per cent, closing at 3
per cent, most of the day's loans being made at
5 per cent. The market closed irregular and
Because of the remarkably heavy operations in
the stock market recently the Committee of
Arrangements of the Stock Exchange decided
yesterday to keep the vaults of the Exchange
open until 5 o'clock, instead of 4:30. the usual
closing hour. The change will be for a time
only, and is made as a matter of convenience to
those members who keep their strong boxes in
Manhattan and Metropolitan each made a net
gain of 1V» per cent yesterday, the former having
scored a maximum advance of i-5 1^ points and the
latter of 3% points. Brooklyn Rapid Transit
gained s i per cent. Federal Steel touched 48%,
and closed at 47 ; *4, unchanged from Monday. Na
tional Steel sold up to 37 : i 4 . closing at 3<>%. net
decline. % per cent. Tennessee Coal and Iron
closed at 70. net advance 1 per cent. Rubber
common declined 14 per cent, closing at 30^4.
Pennsylvania. Baltimore and Ohio and Central
of New-Jersey were all strong, closing with net
advances respectively of '^ per cent, 1% and 3
per cent. Consolidated Gas closed near the top
at 184%, a net gain of li per cent. Pacific Mail
declined 4*4 points.
FCXERAL OFHEXRY VILLAED.
MANY WELL KNOWN MEN ATTEND THE
SERVICES NEAR DOBBS FERRY.
The funeral of Henry Villard took place yeeter
day afternoon at 3:15 o'clock at h:s late home.
Thorwood. ?. short distance from Dobbs Ferry.
There was a large attendance. The body, in a mar
hogany coffin, rested in front of the mantel, in the
large library. There was a. profusion of, flowers.
The service was conducted by the Rev. Theodore
C. Williams, of Hackney HsJl, Tarrytown. It be
gan with a march from Mendelssohn on the crpan.
The Mendelssohn Quartet then sang with organ
and violin accompaniment.
Mr. Williams in his address said that Mr. Villard
was a modern man in every sense. His life was
brief in years, but lons and rich in experience.
thought and action. His was not an empty :<fe.
H» was a generous mar., a genial host and a loyal
friend. Being a man who traversed the world ex
tensively, it wa= his wish to die at home, and that
Henry P. Schmidt, violinist of th<» Philharmonic
Orchestra, played an a!r fr^m Bi<*h and Handel's
Largo. The quartet sang •Es Ist bestimmt In
Gottea Rath." at the el^so of which the organist
The burial will b<» in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery to
day at the convenience of the family.
Amor? those rr.*s«nt yesterday ■xere William
Lloyd Garrison. Wendell Phillips Garrison Charles
Garrison, Phi! McK. Garrison, Frank J. Garrison
maries Ainswortn SpofTord. Augustus Kirkham
< arl Schnrz, Horace White. Thomas A. Edtron.
C. F. McKtm. General Samuel Thomas Arthur yon
Brie?en. Consul-General Euenz. Charles C Beamas
Wheeler H. Peckham. Jacob H. Bchifl J. D. Arch*
bold and Colgate Hcyt.
DETROIT PASTOR CHOSEX.
THE REV. WILSON D. SEXTON CALLED TO
THE NORTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
The Rev. Wilson D. Sexton, of Detroit, was
chosen last night as the new pastor of the North
Presbyterian Church, at No. 374 Ninth-aye.. at a
salary of $3,500 a year. He will succeed the Rev.
Stealey B. Rossiter. who resigned nearly a year
ago. The Rev. Arthur C McMillan, of the Presby
terian Board of Publication and Sabbath School
Work, acted as moderator of th" meeting. There
were 219 members of the congregation present, or
one-third of the total membership roll. The com
mittee appointed a year ago to present a suitable
a:r '* to the church was unanimous in choosing
An informal vote was taken upon the committee's
choice, with a result of 158 ayes and 61 noes A
second and formal ballot showed .-1 vote of 169
ayes and 53 no*>«. After several appeals for har
mony from members of the committee a verbal
vote, resulting In the unanimous selection of Mr
Sexton was passed. A committee of five was an
pointed to inform the new pastor of the call.
TUEXGLIXG'? MOTHER TESTIFIES.
DENIES THAT HER SAx HAS BEEN' IK HIDIKO
SINCE HE CAME HOME.
In the extradition proceedings in the case of
Frederick G. Yuengling. a pop. of the brewer ac
cused by the- British authorities of havinir em
bezzled JSST from the Lion Brewing Company at Ross
land, British Columbia, yesterday, before United
States Commissioner Alexander. X'uengling said bis
business associates were aware that he was going
to New- York to visit his father when he left Brit
ish Columbia. The prisoner's mother denied that
her son had been in hiding since he came back
here, but said he ha i or. several occasions spent a
few days at a time with friends. This closed th»
testimony. Briefs will be submitted to the Com
missioner on Saturday morning, when the cape will
be called for the last time.
DRUG BROKER DIES FROM APOPLEXY.
HE IS STRICKEN IN a BEEKMAN-ST OFFICE
Charles Downer, seventy-eight years old. a drug
broker, was stricken by apoplexy at No. 54 Beek^
man-st . yesterday afternoon and died shortly after.
Dr. Karrlngton. of the Astor House, reported the
death to the Coroner. Mr. Downer w.is a dru?
broker, doing business at No. 4 Cedar-st. His of
fice was closed when inquiry was made. Little was
known of him in the building, it being said that he
»a<» mostly engaged in outside work, and in the
exchar.sps. and was net seen at his offW much"
He lived at No. 22 McDonough-st.. Brooklyn
WALL STBEST 1-YD THE BRITISH LOAN,
NOT THOfiHT THAT IT COfLD BE FLOATED
HERE BEFORE THE NEW TEAR
Downtown bankers yesterday were without
definite information as to the likelihood of any
rart of the proposed new British war loan being
offered in this country. It is bellied in Wall
Street that no fore.gn loan can be floated here be
fore the beginning of the new year.
HEADQUARTER? MAT BE PERM AS EXT.
PERRY S. HEATH SEEMS TO FAVOR THE
IDEA-WHAT IT MIGHT ACCOMPLISH.
Perry 8. Heath, secretary of the Republican Na
tional Committee, called on a number of his friends
In the city yesterday prior to starting for the West
on a hunting trip for about two weeks. After that
Is out of the way he will return to Washington and
open the headquarters of the National Committee
there. Mr. Heath is making a collection of cam
paign badges and buttons for Mrs. McKinley who
has a large number dating from the campaign four
years ago. Mr. Heath «aid It had not been decided
yet to make the Washington headquarters perma
nent, but he talked a.- if he were In favor of the
There is a feeling." he added, -that we ought
to have in constant operation in Washington a
kind of bureau of current history that shall keen *
clear record of the attitude of the parly in "on*
£*•! h nd of the acts of th Administration. If w,.
had done that last year ire should not have had to
consume so much time this fall in explaining th
benefit, for example, of such a measure a* the new
currency Law. and In meeting and exposl ng the
misrepresentations of our friends the enemy \v>
could have kept the people, through the medium of
new leisures ° rine ' 1 " tO th * m * rlt> of dlftere *t
WAR OX POOLROOMS PROMISED.
NERVOUSNESS AMONG THE PROPRIETORS
SEEMS TO INDICATE THAT IT IS
CLOSE AT HAND.
Neither Bishop Potter nor the Rev. Mr. Paddock,
of the pro-cathedral In Stanton-«t.. had anything
to give out for publication yesterday concerning
the progress of the crusade upon "protected" ▼'€•
on the East Side. The work of gathering evidence
of police laxity still goes on. The Society for the
Suppression of Vice, of which Anthony Comstoc*
Is the head, is about to begin a wholesale attack
upon poolrooms. it 19 said. Warrants may be ap
plied for to-day for the arrest of a number of
poolroom proprietors against whom evidence has
been procured by certain citizens who co-operated
In collecting it In the interests of a better city. It
is said they sent the evidence to District Attorney
Gardiner, who turrfed it over to Mr. Comstock. It
most of the accused poolroom proprietors have not
been "tipped off" before Mr Comstock reaches
them it will be a great surprise. . X
Nervousness among poolroom proprietors nas °«»
plainly apparent for several days. A sudden dark
struck a big poolroom in East .TWrtejnth-st. on
Tuesday. It waa thought the police were »»out to
make a raid. About four hundred &™? n * 7*"
betting on the horses at the time. They made a
wild rush to pet under cover. There was no raid
however. It was * false alarm and the crowd soon
collected again. It seems to Indicate ho wev w. that
the poolroom people have got wind, of Mr. Com
stock's proposed raid.
STEPS FOR MUNICIPAL REFORM.
BOARD OF TRADE AND TRANSPORTATION
ADOPTS A RESOLUTION.
At the meeting of the Board of Trad* and Trans
portation yesterday, at which President W. H. Par
sons presided, a resolution favoring the entire sep
aration of the Police Board and the Elections Bu
reau was offered by the Committee on City Affairs.
Many of the members said they were not prepared
to vote on such short notice, and the resolution
was referred bark to the committee from which
it came in joint session with the Executive Com
mittee of the Board.
The Board is making plans for the purpose of
effecting: an improvement in the municipal govern
ment, and to this end a resolution vai adopted
pledging its co-operation with all citixens who are
ready to work for an honest and efficient admin
istration of city affairs, without regard to party
affiliations; also, that a committee of twenty«flve.
with power to add to their number, be appointed
by the president to carry the purpose of the reso
lution Into effect. The recommendation was made
that active work along the lines suggested in the
resolution be besun at one?.
A resolution favoring the deepening of Butter
milk Channel, between Governor's Island and the
Brooklyn waterfront, was passed.
THOMAS J. BRADY TO RESIGX.
THE PRESIDENT OF THE DEPARTMENT
OF BUILDINGS SAID TO HAVE
CHOKERS ILL WILL.
Thomas J. Brady, president of the Department of
Bulldinga and Commissioner of the Department for
the boroughs of Manhattan and The Bronx, Is
about to resign liis place, which pays JT.OOO a year.
His friends say that there is not the slightest
trouble either politically or In a business sense con-
PRESIDENT THOMAS J. BRAPY.
O» the Department of Buildings, who is to rei
nected with his rotlremrr.t. and that he Is resign
ing simply to sive him more time to devote to
Mr. Rrady la a friend of Hu*h J. Grant, former
ly Mayor, and ■was Commissioner of Buildings un
<Vr Mayor? Grant ar.d Gilroy. He was removed
by Mayor Strong When Mayor Van Wyck was
elected he iemanded vindication, and was r.p.med
; o:<i place. Hi- administration of the De
partment has b<*?n severely criticised, He has run
it entirely In the ir.t?re!»t of th* politician.", and he
and his deputy. John A. Dooner. present Superin
tendent of the Department were charged with ir
regul irities in testimony before the I>>iow Commit
tee .Mr. Dooner. it is said will succeed Mr Brady
as Commissioner. Brady so It is said, his fri»nd
ship for H.;r v J. Qranl and .-m account of other
things, has earned the 111 will of Richard Croker,
and this accounts for his resignation.
FOR AMERICAN BAXK IX IXDIA.
CONGRESSMAN-ELECT BURK TO STUDY CON
DITIONS THERE WITH A VIEW TOWARD
INVESTMENT BY CAPITALISTS.
One of the passenjrers on the American Line
steamer St. L^'.:is. which saii^.'l for Southampton
yesterday, »a» Henry Burk. Congressman-elect, of
Philadelphia He is going to India to look after
tho Interests of the leather firrr. of Burk Brothers,
cf Philadelphia, of which h? la the head, and to
see whether an American bank .-an he successfully
«»stabli?hed in India.
He sali before the steamer sailed:
"One reason for my going to India is to ntudy the
cr.r I .iiTions there with a view toward establishing
an American bank."
"Who la Interested in the proposed bank. Mr.
Wanamaker or Mr. Elkins?" was asked.
American capital will carry out the scheme If the
conditions are such that tho hank can be estab
lished. Many things are ad yet in the air, and I
do not care to say at the present time who is Inter
ested in the bank or the amount of capital In
This is the beginning of a movement for Ameri
cans to do a greater foreign Import trade. We are
going to branch out. Now a great deal of Ameri
can goo.l? are shipped to India by the way of Ens
land The goods are landed there and are r«*
■hlpped They might Just as well be shipped direct
to India. Take, for Instance, South America. We
have r.o banks there. They are In the hands of th*
English and Germans, and our merchants have to
do business through them on a year's credit sya
tem '■ we have a hank In In<lla we will be able
to (jo business direct through that Institution.
Mr. Burk was accompanied by about fifty friend*
from Philadelphia, who came to see him off. as
well as by his daughter, Miss Helen Burk: her
friend. Miss Elian Wood, and his brother-in-law.
A. J. Fltzpatrick.
SORTTIERy PACIFIC STOCK RUMOR.
According to a sp<- i«l dispatch from Philadel
phia the J75,000,0X> 4 per cent non-cumulative pre
ferred stock of the Northern Pacific Railway Com
pany Is to be tired by an i»*uanr« of bonds
guaranteed hy Home other company, presumably th<i
Great Northern. an.i the titO.OiAOflo Northern Pacific
common nt.ick is then to be placed on a preferred
5 per cent basis It could not h« ascertained her*
yesterday what foundation, If any, there was lot
SOLDIER'S ORATE F<* ARMY SUICIDE
Commissary Sergeant M Harry Beresfard, who
hanged himself on Liberty Island on Tuesday, will
be burled In the National Cemetery. Brooklyn, by
the Quartermaster* Department. l r . S A. A
speolsl Board will be appoint*! to investigate th*
death and take charge of his rn>ct» until the
effects and hack pa] ..in be turned over to th* iiea.l
man'" relatives, inquiry it th« Tuition Consulate,
failed < li establish any relationship betwoon him
and the Hereford family of Knglaml
DETTSCUL.Wn HAKES; FAST TIME.
A caM* dispatch waa m'nlu'it at the .inVe of the
Hamburg-American Line yesfenlay, from Captain
Albera. of the ■tenintir I>«iitachlai»l. nhirn •t*f*>l
that lh« tlnie of the- steamer from N*#w-York to
j. - ,j,i>.i!"i.f I .Is hi. which was i>ami#it at 11 * m. ye«
tit'la). wax '• •'*!'*. 12 hours and * tnlnut«s The
average «p«eil for the voyage waa *3 M> knnta tu\
hour The «t««mer >:<>ver«>«l J.W7 Vnif>i», her dally
runs httnff Ml. Met. £*>. CM, tot nml sV knots. Hh«
«rr;v«/ %m Plymouth yesterday morning.
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Now that the Presidential election is over, the peonle of Greater New- York are
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are being thought of in connection with that high office, The Triblse hereby furnishes
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HEWS ABOUT A MAYOR.
TRIBUNE READERS SEND INTERESTING
LETTERS WITH THEIR BALLOTS
The Tribune s readers continue ts send in their
bailot* for candidates for the Mayoralty, with oc
casional interesting and instructive ietters. UKe the
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: My choice for Mayor of New-York is a good,
Intelligent citizen, waoiiy independent of party,
who has had business experience, and .a a coir.
petent business man, upon who-n we can rely
to appoint only persons qualified to fill and fit for
the positions to which they shall be appointed, re
gardless of party.
I have no personal acquaintance with Seta Low.
but from his record make him my firs: choice.
William F. King I have known for about thirty
years, and know about him. and know him to be a
kind, honorable, honest, intelligent man, with few
equals and bo superiors in busi.iess, and positively
Surrogate Rastus S. Ransom or Charles 5.
Fairchild would make a good Mayor. C. A. R.
New- York, Nov. 13. 1900.
To the Editor of The Tribune
Sir: Inclosed please find ballot for Seth Low. I
prefer not to indicate a second cho cc at present.
He is no less able and -.worthy than in "ST. when
he was so shamefully beaten, and the contrast be
tween the city at present and what it would have
been with Low as Mayer Is rauseating to all clean
minds. There would be a delightful and poetic jus
tice in putting Mr. Low in next year. Yours for
a clean city. A. T.
New-York. Nov. 13. 1900.
To the Editor of The Trtoune.
riir: I submit that Edward Lauterbach would be
an exceptionally strong candidate — recognized by
Republicans as an able leader, popular wit a Demo
crats because of his outspokenness and bonhomie
and obviously strong on tiie East Side, nelow Four
teenth-st., where Tammany ordinarily carries all
before It. Secondly, Charles Stewart Smith is one
of New-York's most respected citizens, one who
for years has altruistically led reform movements —
like that resulting in Mayor Strong's election— and
as strong as Mr. Lauterbach. except on the lower
East Sid*. M. A. L.
New-York. Nov. IS. 1900.
OFFICIAL VOTE OF DELAWARE FOR PRESI
Wilmington. Del.. Nov. 14.— The complete official
vote of Delaware for President is: McKinley. 21. -457.
Bryan. IS.SOo. McKlnley'S plurality. 3,£Cl. Four years
ago the plurality for McKinley was 3.716. The Pro
hibition ti~ket received -37 votes, ar.d the Social
Democratic t:cket, 37. Total vote, 41.907.
STRAyGLED TO DEATH BY TOBACCO.
A LARGE QUID LODGES IN A MAX'S THROAT
AND CAUSES DEATH.
Coroner's Physician Edward J. Doalin performed
an autopsy on the body cf BngciM Duffy, twenty
seven years old. who died suddenly in a stable at
No. 124 \\>.n Twentteth-Si . on Tuesday evening.
The autopsy was held at the Morgue yesterday
afternoon. Dr. Donlin found a large Quid of to
bacco In the thorax, which caused death. It seems
that the tobacco lodged in the man's throat so
far down that he was unable to bring i: forth or
allow it to enter the stomach.
IRTiyG PLACE— THE GOLD MiyE."
The frequenters of the Irving Place Theatre, whs
were treated to three acts of a sombre and grew
some nature last week, saw the Conned troop last
night in a play that kept the large audience la a
roar of laughter throughout the performance. Th-»
play was a three act farce by the authors of "All
the Comforts of Home." entitled "The Gold Mine."
The gold mine is a concert hall, which becomes the
property of a man who before he had th« good
fortune to Inherit the property had dons ail in t.s
power to have the place removed because it was a
nuisance and a menace to the morals of the rising
generation. As proprietor he forgets his scruple*
and spends money lavishly, while his adventures in
his family circle, where he tries to maintain his
dignity and bis opposition to the business which
brings him a small fortune, give rise to the humor
ous situations. The play wan a decided success and
will hold the stage for a week. Mr. Beyffwilts as
the owner of the rold mine: Mr Klrschner. Max
Hftnal^r and Miss Koch played the principal parts
•with great success, and were ably assisted by the
other members of the company.
'•ISFERyAL MACDIXE" PRISOSER FREED.
Magistrate Meade. In th* Went Side Court, yes
terday morntn* discharged Mallory. the ex-Jani
tor of Si. Michael's Episcopal Church. Amsterdam
ave and Nn»ei\ -nlnth-»t.. who was arrested Tues
day on suspicion of having sent a fake" infer
nal machine •■> the Rev. John P Peters the rector
of St Mli-hael'* The man waa dismissed last year
and it la «ui<l h«UI resentment against Dr. Peters.
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of a pianoforte should not re
semble those which "speak
kruder than words." It
should be absolutely noise
less, and as firm, as strong,
as pliable, as the muscles
and tendons of the human
hand and arm. In fact it
should form an extension,
equally perfect, of the hu
man hand and arm, in order
to be capable of every gra
dation of dynamic force.
Such it is in the
as a trial at our warerooms
will convince you.
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Near Fifth Avenue
TAILOR MADE GOWNS of ■ su
Exclusive models to select from.
A special department for remodeling
S West 33d St., opp. Waldorf-Astoria.
FAIRBANKS' BATH ROOM
and BABY SCALES.
Sold by ■ •-.» a
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REED ft BARTON,
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