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patemm. N. J.. Dec. 22 (Special).— There were
fix persons in the elevator of the Paterson De
partment Store, at No*. 209 and 211 Main-st..
«-hen it slipped us it mas ascending this after
floon. It fell to the bottom of the shaft. The
«hock broke the cables at the top of the build
ing, releasing three counterweights, which fell
through the top of the elevator, killing Mrs.
Ella JlcXally. of No. 251 Stralght-st.. and Lud
,rig Antonio Anderson, of No. 659 East Twen
ty-ninth-st.. and injuring two others. The store
«if full of people, and the accident caused a
panic. The crasa of the weights, followed by
the iwreams and groans of the dying and in
jured, caused the wildest confusion. The news
poou reached the street, and hundreds flocked
into the Ftore and blockwl the street.
When the elevator started from the street
floor. John Zevelvertal. eighteen years old, of
So. Tin North Third-st.. was in charge of it.
U A. Anderson, the man who was killed, was
the head clerk of the cloak department In the
ftore. and he was returning to that department
on the third floor. Mrs. McXally and her
daughter Ellen. Mrs. Frank Holland, wife of a
justice of the Peace, and another woman were
the other passengers. The unknown woman
»as unhurt, and she disappeared before her
name was ascertained.
The elevator boy Fays that as the carriage
tras ascending between the flint and second
floors, something flipped and the elevator fell to
the bottom of the shaft, a distance of about
twenty-five feet. It descended so rapidly that
the passengers were thrown against each other,
but were still upright when the three weights,
weighing sixty pounds each, came whirling
down the shaft, crashing through The cage iron
work of the car.
One of the weights struck Mrs. McXally
Kjuarely on the head, splitting the skull in
twain and killing her instantly. Another weight
ftruck Anderson on the Bide of the head and
shoulder, and hit the elevator boy on the arm, as
It descended between the two. The other weight
did not strike any one. Mrs. Holland's leg was
Injured, but this was probably done in falling.
Miss McNal'.y and the unknown woman were
dhurt- -The former displayed great fortitude,
remaining with the body of her mother, whose
in ad was a horrible sight.
The employes in the store quickly .went to the
assistance of the confused mass of humanity
lying in ihe elevator. Anderson was still breath
ing, but he died in a few minutes after the
arrival of a physician.
The Sonnebom Company conducts the store.
and a representative of the company says that
new rabies were put in the elevator shaft about
a week ago. The elevator was inspected and de
clared in good order after the repairs made a
week ago by E. E. Clock, a mechanical engineer
of Passaic The store was closed soon after the
accident, but the crowd hung around for two
hours, blocking the street.
~:«;c-ner Keller yesterday morning trans
ferred Otto W. F. Shutts. a graduate nurse of City
lelanl Hospital, and one of the head nurses at that
institution, to duty in the alcoholic ward at Belle
¦vue Hospital. He Is to be head nurse of the ward,
and is to have charge" of the pupil nurses of the
Mills Training School.
Dr. R. IV. Hill, inspector of the State Board of
Charities, and Byron Childs visited Commissioner
Keller yesterday afternoon, and were closeted with
hisi two hours. Mr. Keller went over the
'.esUaiony he Lad taken In the investigation, and
•aid that he would furnish them with copies of it.
They oflered. he said, to co-operate with him in
providing a remedy for any evil conditions that
nr« iouni to exist.
Trnfiam Rhlnelaader Stewart said yesterday after
noon that- the Board had passed the resolution re
garding the" Investigation of Belle vue merely to
give him the power of appointing such a committee
as he thought necessary. He had delegated Dr.
Hiy* *upervl6e and report upon the Investigation
that is being conducted by Commissioner Keller.
lie said that be thought the Commissioner's in
vestigation -would be sufficiently thorough to ob
viate the necessity of any investigation by the
State Board of Charities. *
The records of the alcoholic ward show that W-
C Batten, who is said to have died in I M.-a as a
result of abuses received while an inmate of the
alcoholic ward at Bellevue. was received at the
hospital on November 23 in response to a call from
the family. The diagnosis of his case is given as
loml gastritis and alcoholism. Dr. R, R. Bying
lon the ambulance surgeon who attended Sinters
on the way to the hospital, says that Sutlers was
raving' all "the way to the hospital, though he was
not violent. He said that Sutters was suffering
preatlv from alcoholism, though the man family
had stated that he had not been drinking up to
rome time before he was taken ill. „__,,. y,,-
Thomas Sutlers, a bro'n^r. ar<l Mrs. Perry, his
*ist*r. cf No. 402 East Thlrty-fourth-st.. asserted
i hat Sutlers had not been suffering from alcohol
ism and that he was made delirious by the pain
n<» suffered from kidney troubles. T hl^,.
Dr. Danderkoe Adrians, of No. MS East Thirty-
TJlath-fU who attended Sutters after his admission
to -vue. declared that Sutlers was undoubtedly
f~ering from alcoholism, and that his kidney
troubles had been caused by dr;nk.
A suit against the United States Government is
likely to be brought as a result of the death of
Loulf H. Hllliard. At the office of the French
Consulate yesterday it -was learned that Mrs. Hlll
lard had been in conference with the represen
tatives of The French Government regarding her
husband's death, and that steps toward recovering
images would be taken.
Consul Jouve Bald yesterday that the represen
tatives of France could do nothing until the courts
«-e-e through with the Hllliard matter. -Then, he
Mid. "we win undoubtedly take charge. ¦
r". Der. r (Specialt. —Herbert Daniel*, of
N-b.. rame to Chicago a few days ago
pan "f one ea,. which had been bitten off
In a fph« Ke-xt week Daniel*, will return home
r.ew ear grafted on. and it if almost im
tn teJI m-here the connection was made.
read of a successful operation made on
Felix i.l> ¦ B*t to whom wap given a new hand by
¦ ~fsrr,n % and he hastened to Chicago
four inches of skin from his arm
ad upon Mauchet.
¦i to have a new ear. The stub
*nd of fait *ar had healed perfectly, and had to be
'hwougbiy tared again in order to give it life
• an. When this had been accom
plished i'g neck was taken.
r !-r,ape, and then grafted
of the ear. This has healed
be cut out in a day or two. mak
j as it was before the accident.
From The Indianapolis Sun.
•i:« rkln' girl* is Just as good as people In silk
ana laces." tsai<j the servant, hotly, "and If George
• ants io come an 1 see me he's going to come. He's
got lots o' money an' I ain't going to let no chanst
UK* liuu go pain."
"Yes, . know, Mary " said Mrs. Meekton. mildly,
"and thafM why l' m advising you. Suppose he
ehou;<3 marry you. As you say. he has money and
perhaps would engage a servant. Then where would
>our independence be? You would be downtrodden
and TRls^able; you could not call your thoughts
Jour own. Look at me and be contented."
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' Ince (or an Hundred 1 rufi ?
It was learned last night that a majority of
the trustees of the new State tuberculosis hos
pital have practically decided upon Raybrook.
in Essex County, as an alternative site for the
new institution, and will so report at the next
Joint conference of the Forest Preserve Board,
the State Board of Health and themselves.
In selecting Raybrook the trustees have ad
hered to their apparent determination to have
nothing to do with Dannemora. Dr. Macdonald,
one of the trustees, is understood to be in favor
of a site adjacent to Dannemora village, in order
to take advantage of the free convict labor In
building the hospital. The other members of
the Board assert that it would be a hardship to
send a patient to a hospital at Dannemora, or
close to Dannemora. as the name is »o inti
mately associated with a penal institution that
it would Jar on the nerves of the friends of the
patients if the hospital were built there.
Raybrook, it was said last night, while re
garded as a fine fishing locality, has no large
hotel. It is between Saranac Lake and Lake
Placid, and on the railroad connecting those
places. Lieutenant- Governor Woodruff, who is
a member of the Forest Preserve Board, when
seen yesterday with reference to the new site
"I do not understand that any site has def
initely been selected. There is considerable talk
about Raybrook. I should Judge that would be
a good site, and it would be free from some of
the objections of people who did not want the
hospital close to Paul Smith's. It is too soon
to say whether Raybrook will be accepted as
the site, however."
A member of the State Board of Health when
seen last night, said that it would be foolish to
build a hospital anywhere else than at or near
Dannemora, as the labor employed there would
cost the State little or nothing.
Xathan H. Heyman. an agent, living at No.
4 East Ninety-third-st., was driving in Fifth
ave. with a friend, Emanuel Paul, of the same
address, yesterday afternoon. Their horse was
frightened by a bias*, at Ninetleth-st., and two
blocks away ran into the runabout of W. J.
Ehrlich. of No. 54 West Seventy-flfth-6t.. who
was driving with a woman. They were thrown
to the street by the collision, and Heyman and
Paul were also thrown out of their runabout.
They were not injured, though all were shaken
Both horses ran away with the broken car
riages. At Eighty-fifth-st. the horses ran into
the brougham of Mrs. Schwartz, who gave her
address as the Lion Brevery. at One-hundred
and-sixth-st. and Columbus-aye. She and the
coachman were thrown into the Etreet, and the
brougham wa3 demolished. People who had
been pursuing the horses picked up the woman
and coachman, and a surgeon found them to be
Mr. Ehrlich's horse was captured after run
ning to Seventy-second-st., nearly a mile, by
Mounted Policeman Tark. Mr. Heyman's horse
ran to Sixty-fifth-st. before it was stopped by
Mounted Policeman Canavan. The horse was
exhausted. Many narrow escapes from col
lisions with other vehicles were had by the run
Richard Jenks. a Mount Vernon grocer. Is ill at
his home In that' city suffering from injuries
which he received Thursday by being sandbagged
and robbed near the Morris Park racetrack, in the
Borough of The Bronx. The highwaymen, after
beating the grocer into unconsciousness, tried to
drown him In a ditch. Mr. Jenks was rescued, and
was taken to the Fordham Hospital, where he lay
for five hours before he regained his senses. He
is now at his home In Mount Vernon under the
care of Dr. George C. Weiss.
Mr. Jenks says that on the day the robbery took
place he came to this city to buy some clothing.
He returned on the Huckleberry trolley road. In
changing cars at West Farms he got on a West
'"hester car by mistake. Near the racetrack he got
off. The grocer walked toward Mount Vernon.
He heard some one following him. He looked
back, he says, and saw two men.
As the stranpers walked past him one of them
suddenly turned and dealt him a heavy blow over
the eye with a sandbag. When he regained h!s
senses he was lying on the ground. He attempted
to rise, but was struck twice more. The footpads
took his watch and about $40 in bills. Then they
stripped off hi? new overcoat, which he had just
boupht. and took all his bundles containing his
< 'hrlstmas purchases. They carried htm to a ditch
about fifty feet from the roadside and threw him in.
The weight of Jenks's body broke the Ice, and he
lay in the water until some men. who heard his
moans, carr.e along and pulled him out.
Oyster Bay. Long Islard. Dec. 22. — It was
learned to-night that Governor Roosevelt is to
become a Free Mason. He has been elected by
Matinecock Lodge Mo. BOi. F. and A. M., of
Oyster Bay. It was kept quiet until an invita
tion was issued to members of the local lodge
and many prominent Masons throughout the
country to attend a stated communication to be
held Wednesday, January 2. at 7:30 p. m. Then
the first degree will be conferred on Governor
After the ceremonies there will be a dinner.
and It Is expected that prominent Masons from
all over the country will be present.
The Executive Committee of the National Rifle
Association met last night at the Union League
Club. Brigadier-General Bird W. Spencer enter
tained the Executive Committee at dinner.
The primary object of the meeting last night
was to make arrangements for the International
Rifle Meet to be held next summer or fall. The
date has not been positively set yet, but it will
probably be held in September, 1901. Challenges
have already been sent to England, Ireland, Scot
land, Australia, France, Italy, Germany, Switzer
land, Denmark, Austria and Holland. The commit
tee In a few days will send out circulars to the
prominent business men of the country asking
them for subscriptions to defray the expenses of
the meet, which the New-Jersey State Rifle Asso
ciation has promised to bring off at Sea Girt. Those
present were Hrigadler-Generals Bird W. Spencer,
George W. Wingate and John S. Saunders. Gen
eral O. O. Howard and Lieutenant Reginald R.
Sayre were present as guests.
The Church of the Ascension, of Mount Vernon.
has filed C Judgment In the County Clerk's Office
at White Plains against Ernest J. Wathen, who
was treasurer, and also one of the wardens of the
pariah. Wathen. who was for twenty-two years
superintendent of the David Stevenson Brewing
Company, was arrested several weeks ago. He
was charged by James P. McClennahan. president
of the Brewery, with embezzling some of the con
cern's money.
As soon as Wathen was arrested he turned his
books over to the Finance Committee of the
church. The Judgment Is for {556 16. The Rev. F.
M. S. Taylor, pastor of the church, said yesterday
that he understood that Wathen had confessed judg
ment in this amount In order to protect ths church
H ...ii9 Is any deficiency in his accounts.
NEW- YORK DAITjT T&ISUSK. BUSUAY, ':'.,:> iY.V.\l 23. 1900.
West Point. N. V.. Dec. 22. — The Court of In
quiry which Is probing the Booz case held no
afternoon session to-day. Much testimony was
secured from cadets as to the details of the
treatment which, one witness declared, was cal
culated to knock the conceit out of a fourth
class man in twenty minutes, and this conceit Is
warranted not to return while the cadet remains
In that class.
Generals Brooke, Bates and Clous entered the
courtroom at P o'clock, and Cadet Clarence O.
Sherrlll, of North Carolina, was the first witness
called. In reply to General Clous, he said he
only knew Booz slightly. He never hazed Booz,
but he might have "braced" other men of the
fourth class and taken part in "feet Inspec
tions." Like many other first class men, he had
fourth class men do special duty for him. such
as carrying water, looking after his clothes and
laundry, and do other menial things about his
tent. He denied ever having given tabasco or
pepper sauce to Booz or any other cadet.
Major John M. Bannister, surgeon, U. S. A.,
was recalled, and told of his testing the effects
of partaking of four drops of tropical pepper
sauce, such as is used in the cadets' mess hall.
He said he tried it last night by dropping four
drops of the sauce on the palm of his hand and
taking It up with his tongue. He swallowed the
sauce, and although it tasted hot. like the taste
of a cayenne pepper pod. his throat, he said,
which was very susceptible to any irritation, felt
no ill effects from the dose. Two young women
who were present when he made the test, in a
spirit of fun did likewise, and they, too, found
no difficulty In swallowing the same quantity.
In reply to General Clous, the witness said:
I positively swear that the taking of this sauce
could not directly or indirectly have caused tu
berculosis of the throat or in any way be the
cause of the death of Cadet Booz two years
after his partaking of it.
Cadet Leonard E. Prunty, of Kansas, was
asked if he had known of any one taking pepper
sauce, and he replied:
"Yes, sir; myself."
"How much?"
"Half a teaspoonful."
"Did It injure you?"
"No. sir; the burning effect passed away in
ten minutes; the burning sensation was on my
iips and tongue."
Cadet William M. Cooley. of Michigan, said
that he could not say that he had not given
sauce to lower class men.
"Have you seen it given, and, if e<\ was any
force used?"
"I saw it given several times in the mess hall,
but no force was used. The men were told to
take it, and they did. Eight drops was the most
I ever saw given."
"Have you known of any cadets being dragged
from their tents?" asked General Clous.
"Yes. sir; I was dragged when a fourth Hass
man. I was lying on the comforter on the floor.
Two or three men caught hold of it and pulled
it, with me on top, out of the tent and up the
company street."
"Have you ever known hands to have been
laid on the man and his body dragged on the
"No, sir; the bedding was always under
Cadet Nathaniel E. Bower, of Pennsylvania,
knew former Cadet Breth. He never knew of
Breth being hazed. Breth had visited the post
some months after he was dismissed, and he
looked to be In good health.
Cadet Louis Soleliac, of Maryland, who was a
third class man when Brsth was in the fourth
class, In 1897, said Breth was not hazed more
than any of his class fellows.
"Did he ever have to eat soap?"
"No, sii ; I have heard men asked to eat soap,
but the moment they attempted to do so they
were stopped and told not to."
Cadet Emory J. Pike, of lowa, heard of men
being required to eat soap, but never knew of a
positive case.
"You knew Cadet Breth?"
"Yes, sir; I remember him on account of his
'woodenness,' " was the reply.
"Do you mean by that he was wooden
"Tes, sir "
"In treating fourth class men by your methods
of hazing was any difference made between the
sons of rich men and those of poorer classes?"
"Well, sir, there would be no distinction unless
the rich man's son was conceited," answered the
"If the son of a general or the son o* a Presi
dent of the United States came here, would he
be hazed?" asked the General.
"Yes; he would If he were conceited, and it is
likely he would be hazed, anyhow."
"You, then, evidently wish to make them all
feel that they are on an equal footing, that none
Is better than the others?" said General Brooke.
"That's the idea, sir."
Cadet Richard Furnival. of New-York, said:
"I knew Cadet Breth; I was his roommate for
a month, and he never complained of his health."
"Are cadets allowed to use tobacco?" inquired
General Clous.
"No, sir."
"Do you know of any cadet who uses to
"Yes, sir: Breth used it. He chewed it, and
also smoked it."
"To what extent?"
"Almost constantly; he chewed nearly all the
After a brief recess, Cadet Creed F. Cox, of
Virginia, testified that he had seen nine or ten
drops of table sauce given to some cadets. He
gave none himself. In reply to General Brooke,
Cox said that when a cadet in the fourth class
was conceited it was taken out of him by hazing.
"How long does the conceit last?" asked the
"About twenty minutes," replied the witness.
"Ah, then, it is exorcised," said the General
"Yes, sir."
•'Does it ever return?"
"Not while he is a fourth class man, sir."
General Brooke questioned the witness at
length on the cadet "code" of honor, and the
witness said: "Our code requires a man not to
do anything ungentlemanly. Sometimes a class
has caused a man to resign for making false
statements or doing something In violation of
this code."
"Any deviation from this standard, then, would
b» closely Investigated by the class, and there is
no intermediary between absolute truth and
falsehood?" inquired General Brooke.
"That is exactly the Idea, sir. I knew of a case
about two years ago where a man did an ungen
tlemanly act, and he was requested to reaign,"
said the witness.
"Did he?" asked General Brooke.
"He did, sir."
When the witness had finished the court ad
journed until Wednesday. December 26. at 2
Jewelry valued a 11.500 disappeared about two
months ago from the home of E. L. Graef. a liquor
dealer, in Court-st., Brooklyn, v.'ho lives at No. 423
Washlngton-ave.. Brooklyn. The robbery was re
ported to the police at the time, but was not made
public, and when Deputy Chief McLaughlin re
turned to his post on Friday Mr. Graef railed on
him to learn what his detectives were doing. There
Is no trace of the thle.'. The Jewelry was placed
in a safe of Mrs. Graef. The safe was found open,
but there was no Indication that It had been forced,
and It had probably been left open.
The Broadway Central Hotel will give its usual
Christmas and New Year's dinners from 12:30 to 3
p. in. and from 5:30 to 8 p. m.. at 75 cents each.
Mr. Haynes has made a Bueeess.of these . dinners
at the famous old United States, at Boston.
FJ*orgotten Somebody?
Think it over. It's awfully embarrass
ing to receive a present from some one you
did not remember yourself. Better buy one
present too many than not enough. In such mat
tit is best to be safe.
And you who have procrasti
nated until it's almost too late,
ie here to-morrow and let us help
complete your Christmas shopping.
There is no other store in America so well equipped for just
1 work as The Big Store. We are not going out of business
t after Christmas— we keep in our seventy-two great depart
ments superior assortments of modern merchandise all the year
'round, and to-morrow,, when 99 out of 100 stores will be sold
out of well nigh everyihing that is desirable,
you can come here and choose of nearly
two mil I ton dollars* worth of goods,
embracing every possible requirement of civilized life -necessities
as well as luxuries — holiday goods as well as staple merchandise —
at prices that we chattenge
any other store in the country to equai.
As to deliveries — we desire to reassure you that exceptional facilities and
careful preparation will enable us to deliver every parcel purchased at The Big
Store up to the very minute of closing Monday Evening — in time to have it appear
on your Christmas Tree.
This is a twentieth century store— a store that will not fail you when
you need it most.
We' it Sic Open for business 97?ondau Evening.
Omaha, Neb., Dec. 22.— There were no developments
of Interest to-day In the kidnapping case of Ed
ward Cudahy, jr., who was carried away on Tues
day night and held for $25,000 ransom. The dis
covery of the house In which the young man was
Imprisoned, however, has also led to other clews,
which promise something more definite in the near
future. From those living In the vicinity of the
building the police have secured a good description
of the members of the gang and their method of
operation, tho time they left the city and the direc
tion they took. Mr. Cudahy is taking personal
account of all that 1b being done, and watching
keenly the developments. He will not talk of the
matter, however, beyond stating his belief that the
police have the case well In hand, and will soon
effect the capture of some or all of the gang.
The Chief of Police refused to-day to say any
thing about the Cudahy case further than that the
discovery of the house where the boy Is alleged to
have been confined -Is the first link tn the chain
which will soon lead to the capture of the ab
"We are bound to get them in a short time," he
said, "but to »ay what method will be pursued or
what steps we are now t a kins would be to em
barrass the department. We have had too much
newspaper publicity altogether. It is true we have
several clews which we think are of great im
portance, and their discovery has incited the officers
detailed on the case to greater vigilance. We think
now that we are near the end."
"Cudahy did right."
That seems to be the verdict of a great majority
of men who discussed yesterday the ransoming of
young Cudahy by his father, who paid $25,000 In
gold rather than run the risk of having his son
killed or deprived of his sight, as his abductors
Lieutenant-Governor Woodruff has a son In Yale,
When asked yesterday If Cudahy did right, he said:
All things considered. I think that Mr. Cudahy
did what I should have done under the circum
stances, and that would have been right and prop
er in my estimation. It presents a problem that
can be considered coolly after the event, but if
any man loving his boy had been placed as Mr.
Cudahy was placed he would doubtless have done
pretty much as he did. Cudahy had the money
and he wanted his boy back, safe and sound, and
with sight in his eyes. Doubtless the mother was
on the verge of insanity over the stealing of the
son', and Mr. Cudahy simply followed a natural
and noble impulse In making the ransom demand
ed a secondary consideration. He took big chances.
If he had failed to get his son. then he would have
been quite generally condemned, but the abductors
kept faith with him. and Mr. Cudahy succeeded
in reclaiming his boy. That was the all important
thing to him, I think he did right. He also acted
properly in offering a large reward for the appre
hension of the scoundrels who stole his Bon. He
will doubtless be willing to spend much more than
$25,000 In order to bring the guilty ones to Justice.
Dr. Baxter T. Smelzer. of the State Board of
Health, said:
1 think that any father under the same circum
stances would have done about as Mr. Cudahy did.
Of course it is a terrible thing to think of his act
being an encouragement to one of the worst forma
of crime The abductors are likely to be captured,
however, as Mr. Cudahy has offered a large re
ward, and If they are captured Mr. Cudahy course
will merit the approbation of his fellow citizens.
Assemblyman-elect Charles S. Adler said:
He had to get the boy back, and it took heroic
measures to accomplish that. If the men who stole
the boy had tricked him and taken his* money and
kept the boy as well, there would have been
giounda for condemning his action in paying over
the money, but he got the boy back. I believe,
however, that the police of Omaha will catch those
men yet. Cudahy has offered a large reward, ana
other millionaires will doubtless write him telling
him that if he needs assistance he shall have it.
The State, under such circumstances, ought to offer
a large reward. Stealing children is Just as mean
as murdering them, and the practice ought to be
stamped out, even If It costs hundreds of thousands
of dollars.
Assemblyman Price, of Brooklyn, said:
I'm not the father of a son fifteen years old. but
I think that Mr. Cudahy. by co-operating with the
police «-ouH hove >•¦¦¦ •-¦*•<} th*i two men and tn<*
horse without great difficulty. As soon as he started
out that night to get the boy Cudahy »houKl have
notified the police. There were two hours when the
abductors were too busy with their end of th* con
tract to tell what was going on In the city, and
in that time the police. If they had been advised In
time, could have watched every thoroughfare. Two
men and a boy In a buggy driving around In a
small city after midnight under such circumstances
would have been detected without difficulty. I'm
afraid there will be a number of abductions as a
result of the successful stealing of young Cudahy.
Former Inspector Byrnes said:
What man would not have done as Mr. Cudahy
did? The sum of £3.000 was as nothing. It occur*
to me that the man who Instigated the abduction
of young Cudahy had an intimate knowledge of
Cudahy and his home, no matter whether be car
ried out the plot or not.
Former Inspector Williams said:
With the letter of the abductors in hand a most
successful line of aetlon could have been planned.
The abductors should have been surrounded. How
ever, I think that the men will be caught. The
spending of the gold will lead to their capture.
Several of the representatives of the United
States at the Paris Exposition arrived here on the
steamer St. Louis yesterday. Among them were
Ferdinand W. Peck, the Commissioner-General;
Benjamin D. Woodward, the Assistant Commis
sioner-General: Lieutenant-Commander A, C. Baker.
V. S. N., who had charge of the department of
civil engineering; Lieutenant Poundstone, U. S. N. ;
C. H. Simms. A. S. Capehart and Caspar Crownin
With the exception of Mr. Woodward, the party
was in good health. Mr. Woodward had the mis
fortune to fall on last Monday while walking on
the deck and break his left leg just above the
ankle. The break was not a serious one. The bones
were set by the ship's surgeon. Dr. Lloyd Parker.
Mr. Woodward was removed to his home. No. 462
West Twenty-second-st.
The accident was due to the slippery decks and a
pair of rubber soled shoes which Mr. Woodward
wore. He was warned of the danger of attempt
ing to walk with such shoes on a wet deck half an
hour before the accident occurred. Mr. Woodward
weighs about two hundred and fifty pounds. Had It
not been for his weight he might have escaped so
serious an injury.
Mr. Peck, when asked regarding the cases of
Americans who were disgruntled at being unable [
to get Invitations to various functions In Paris, •
• I am sure that there w is no hard feeling be
cause of a failure to get Invitations anywhere. We
always did the best for every one that we could.
First we looked after the National Commission
ers, then the State officials and then the promi
nent Americans. We received a great many re
quests, with which it was impossible tor us to
comply, but every one understood the situation, ,
and there was no hard feeling.
In regard to the charge that he had opposed the
decoration of Mrs. Potter Palmer with the badge i
of the Legion of Honor, hf said that he had done
everything in his power to get it for her until h*
received a letter from Mrs. Palmer herself asklng
him to withdraw her name.
Mr. Peck said regarding the part which the
United States took in the Exposition:
It would perhaps be unbecoming In me more than
to touch upon this subject. We are well satisn*-.!
with the result. It is freely admitted that the display
of the United States was the most prominent of
the foreign nations. Outside of France we occapml
a greater area, we had many more exhibitors and
erected more buildings than any other nation, yn
In proportion to both area and number of exhibit- .
ors our Government has expended less than any
other of the great nations, notwithstanding our '
distance across the sea and our greater territory.
In which we collected exhibits Involving larger out
lay accordingly. The total expenditures of Ger
many, Russia and the Cnited States vary but
The real test of the relative position taken by
the exhibitors of the United States in the Exposi
tion lies in the fact that they have received a mu.-h
larger number of awards than those of Germany,
Russia. Great Britain. Austria or any other na
tion foreign to France, thus evidencing the quai
lty of their exhibits. We feel that the commercial
Interests of our Nation have been enhanced, our
export trade increased and our international rela
tions strengthened by the part which we have been
able to take in the great event In Parts this year.
Mr. Peck, being asked If the work of the Com
mission was nearly completed, said there was
much yet to be done In connection with closing
up the vast details and the settlements to be made '
on both sides of the water. "Major Brackett. the
disbursing officer, will remain for a time In Paris."
said Mr. Peck. "There are many matters on this
side yet to be adjusted and disposed of. and our
final report for which the law of Congress provides
1:, to be prepared. This report will be very ex
tensive and we hope of practical value for future
occasions, and we shall endeavor to have It pre
sented with greater promptness than has been the
ease heretofore."
Mr. Peck went to the Waldorf-Astoria last night
and will go to Washington to-day.
Rumors concerning coming changes In the dl
rectorate of the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company
were plentiful in Wail Street yesterday. It came i
from a high source that the new chairman of the
Board has already been selected, and that he is a
man at present active In the affairs of the Ameri
can Steel and Wlro Company. .
Grand Rapids
A holiday offering of light and grace
ful pieces, for "My ladye'3 boudoir." in
toilet tables, glass cabinets and pretty
work tables. ixhe field for an appro- ~
priate Christmas* gift is readily covered •
in our exhibit of beautiful conceits in -
varying designs.
Grand Rapids
Furniture Company
-» * j., Incorporated "**
34th Street. West
Nos. 133
Minute from Broadway"
Used by Eminent Artists.
Itcond-lland Iprlsku at Good ~-l£e*a,
$85— 5125. Grands, $175— 5300
Mr. and Mrs. HartweM A. Wilkins will observe th«
twenty-fifth anniversary of their marriage at their
home. No. 477 Central Park West, on Tuesday
evening next. They have an exceptionally large
circle of devoted friends, who take much Interest
in the anniversary. Both Mr. and Mrs. \7IIKn3
were born in Western New- York, but they were
married in Charles-st.. in this city, by Mr. "Wn
kins's father who fas a Baptist" clergyman. At
the outbreak of the Civil War th* Rev. Mr. "Wll
kins was the head of -a church in Sennett. Caxoaja
County, and the son was attending college, out
made up his mind to join the Army. He enlisted
In the 73th New- York Volunteers, and served two
years in that regiment, and later In the 17th Regi
ment of infantry. He gained distinction in th* war.
and fought gallantly in .i number of battles.
After the close of hostilities he was in business In
Virginia, and in the Intern**! Revenue service la
that State for several years, In IST] he cam* to
New-York and went into partnership with George
M. Clark. Their association in business has bean
continued to the present time. Mr. Wllkins Is a.
Companion of the Loyal Legion, of New-York
Commandery. a comrade of Alexander Hamilton
Post, G. A. R. : vice-president of the Oratorio So
ciety of New- York, and a member of the Harlem
Republican Club. A few relatives and friends will
meet at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wllkina on
Tuesday to celebrate the anniversary.
The annual dinner of the Steamship anil Shipping
Trade of the New- York Produce Exchange J was
held last night at Delmonico's. Elliot T. Bar
rows, president of the New-York Produce Ex
change, preaidrd. The dinner was given In honor
of Oswald Sanderson, of Sanderson & Son. agents
of the Wilson and Ph.enix lines In the United
States, who '.eaves for England early next month
to become manager of Thomas Wilson's Sons & Co..
of Hull. England.
In the course of the evening Mr. Wilson was
given a silver loving cup. Among those present
were Elliot T. Barrows. John Lee. Kmil L. Boa*,
Percy Chubb. John A. Wright. Uustav H. Schwab
anil I* B. Sanderson.
The n«K* Sanford House. Sanford. Fla.. will op«|
i for business on January I. under the management
I of its proprietors. ln«l»hart A Ackerman. who •!•
I also proprietors of . several popular hotels in tho
Thousand Ishir.iN and the Adirondack!*.
Sanf •>»-.> may )>e reached from New-York by th«
j Clyde Une steamships direct, and also by th« At
' lantic Toast Railroad line.
Th© hotel li« newly appointed, modern aad first
class, and under the direction of. its experienced.
1 proprietors affords an Meal resort- tor th.* wiaiar
and aprtas months. ~

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