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was j « s crowding than usual yesterday
r> at the Manhattan entrance of the
„,.., Bridge, because the thousands who
Sr °° daily to the other side of the river began
'h° ir ray * ward a little after the
:°: ° * vi^ur. About 3 o'clock th* ticket sellers
110 &oVTS tn st-rious work, and after that there
*** flentV t0 do for ev ry official of the bridge
SS » rterdu*.
i» th? opinion °f a number of persons who use
""bridge daily, the difficulty of gaining access
train): has been increased by the separation
"local bridge liters from through passen
- T jj f . rnrnra»' v urped. however, at the time
.y, ff changes " ere made, that they were to put
--fart the l^rcpr lealpea through service.
ccveral »"**kf ago pa.«enßf-rs who were in
' ha : • of ascending the stairs at Centre-st..
-jjgjtan. found that the two ticket booths and
._„.. aearex4 Park Row had been closed.
•phfy murmured at this, because they not only
j to «a ik a hundred yards further east, to
n^it booth and stairway, but found it al
noft impossible to wedge their way through
at doubly taxed thoroughfare. Since the first
""a 6econd stairways were closed the third
Mirs'sy *> as r-f '*' " " burdened from 5:30 to
I-) o 'fir>ck in the evening that it has been
' j accessary to close at this time one of the
let pates leading into it. Passengers entering
4rlV the right side were pushed back by the
' . d moving east. At present the crowds are
katsssdng another hundred feet to a fourth
fill-way, which is only used during "rush
toure," and which - like the third, leads up to
t narrow, fenced in platforms where through
" pagers are hurried into an already jammed
rt'.n fjhss tens of thousands of people now
¦gal UP three flights of stairs, instead of up
pa flights, as heretofore,
"it was noted yesterday that a comparatively
until number of people use the broad, asphalted
approach to the bridge promenade, which leads
*rrsi Park Row .••' four crowded surface car
tracks. And cently ascends and narrows until
thr promenade proper is reached. It was sug
rested by & Brooklyn man thai tho company do
may with ail staircases. He said:
¦ha no; lower the four tracks of the elevated
rind/to a Jew feet below the ground floor, or prom
2JZ arr roach ' and then widen the shed by doing
»v »!:h the long platforms which border the
StefttH M>cond flocr of the terminal? Foot pas
wr^t-ri- could ascend to the floor now occupied by
tjj elevated tracks, which space might be made
jsto a promenade approach.
The Tribune's plan of tearing down the ill
looking triangular block between Park Row and
North William-st.. if acted upon, would enable
the company to widen Its platforms by several
fcusdred square feet at the northwest corner of
lie terminal. Third-aye. elevated passenger*
and th. crowds who use Park Row would also
derive substantial benefit.
B. Dlxon, • broker, at No. 24S Washington
tl, said yesterday that he hoped some immedi
st« relief might be afforded to passengers. Con
tinuing, he said:
"Surely President Rossiter cannot be aware of
the facts as the] exist between 5:15 and 0:30
p. m. The company permits two platforms to
lie idle, and compels the public to walk one
eighth of a mile every day. Mr Braokenridge's
remarks concerning the two idle platforms at
Park Row are entirely at variance with the ex
pressed vi.- of nearly ail business men with
wboni I have talked. These two platforms
ehouid be opened at once. President Rossiter
fhoald come over to Th- New-York end of the
trifige about <; o'clock to see what we go through
every evening."
It was reported yesterday that the Brooklyn
Kipid Transit Company contemplated the dis
curge of the station agents and ticket choppers
*.** sptem, and was planning to have fares
«Lected by conductors, as on surface lines No
«m cpula be found yesterday at the office of
/recent Roaslter who could substantiate this
Huleton, Penr... March « - The following retire
•« posted to-day at all the L*hlgh Valley Coal
Ceapasj-g collieries In The Hazleton region:
colons per cent ad ™ n <" in wafres and other con
,"r oas mad «' by this company on Novemoer 1
j*M per notice posted, will be continued to April
. ,v C 1 frer *-' it --* wIU , be ad.iust^a with oar
*=picje* at th- resp«;ctl.ve collieries.
The notice Is signed by W. a. I.athrop, general
•aperlntendent of tiie Lehi^h Valley Coal Com-
Is vie of this notice It is not believed that the
I*&£h Valley company -will be represented at the
Jatot conference which la to be held b>re next seek
IL~u, ,* d ustn ¦¦¦ ¦¦' t " local differences would be
£*-«ca!ly the only contention between the miners
t-a operators and these ha * been provided lor ln
>ac posted notice.
Saanton. p,-r.-. .. March General Supertntend
« Rose of the Delaware and Hudson Coal Com-
WE» to-day ordered the posting of a notice at all
*coapanj mtam :n the L&ckawanna and Wjo
¦«« valleys Is the effect that the present rate of
nj*i paid to ail mine employees will continue in
•crce nmil April. 1&02.
At the ¦ss of General Superintendent Loomis
0 th« Delaware. Lecka-wanna raid Western om
**=?. It wa« said that a similar notice will be h>
t*d UMlay. and Captain May. general superln
££ L r>% the Hillside Coal and Iron Company (the
K^^ 1 , 8 ,, mining Interests), said that his
«-*«>• will follow the action taken by the others.
£ ; iuw nity ? , ;a C i* Company and the Ontario
£.a Western RaJroad Company will also post no
th 0!.,** ny part of nn * xt week.
'*vl e ,v!r ade!rhla a! • Reading Coal and Iron Com
»*-y to-fliy posted at Its colliexieß similar notices.
!r.aianapo lis March milial John E. Mltch-
M of the United Iron Workers of America, when
•"Own the above dispatch by a representative of
*-» Associate*. Prefi«. eatd:
•ThT 1 ** 1 '* a new mow on the part of the operators.
*°* Lthlgh company It- one of the largest ln the
«Wet. and the action m«ans that all the operators
eot l?, Sl A k ' notices - Jt means, too, that they do
™ irtend to m ** t th " r nit<id Mine Workers ln
"ft^nce next jue*iJay."
*» continuation of th* 10 per cent advance
It wodd^ct • ?rS ** 6&Ttitractor >' to the miners?"
*c^ ld *'" t^ Mitchell wlll art for the anthracite
c--a-tl~ ri ° Ti Tuesday he will establish head
v-»ners at Harletou.
Jwota. Pern . March After devoting the en
tw to} to eecr ; session*, a! which the operators'
""¦stum of CO cents a ton and a nine hour day
« «*ta« considered, the coal miners to-night de
£T»i "> *T ept the term* ofTer«d. the deadlock was
•w^eJor' l Aitv, rrr '^ enl cam * to an agreeable
tilt cr lT='t v^ ,h h the * cale l 8 same as
«W«iLtas*m+« < X? rßl °™ first offered only 55
«=»»*£?* fcoSrdai m «"o«M«*ljr Insisted
5* 3 «« M the B S,^* 1 :OUT: OUT l a ln th * llttle advertlse
***•« Paper peopl * in th « narrow columns of to-
America** Btst
The most popular American wine.
Pure, dry and perfect. Bouquet un
excelled. Equal to the best imported
it one- half the price. * .'
Why pay twice as much for foreign
labels.' Preicrihed by leading physi
cians as a tonic for convalescents
<;OLD SEAL is sold by all
lirst -class grocers and wine mer
LRBiU him CO.. Irbana. N. Y.
, Austin* a Dog Bread
*13 proloc* your Cum « 111*.
Bridgeport. Conn . March 9— Counsel for the vari
ous heirs at law of <>eorge F. Oilman, the wealthy
tea merchant, appeared hefore Judge Nobbs. In the
Probate Court, to-day "n motions concerning the
estate, believing that Mr Gilman died Intestate.
Two sets of litigants developed. One of these con
sist? of a number of the heirs of full blood, who
are represented by Samuel B. Oowdy and Charles
d. Push, of New-York, and the other, represented
by Kdward Mc'*ormlck. of New-York, comprises
the remainder of the full blood heirs and those of
half blood relationship.
Mr. McOormick asked the court to recognize the
claim* of the half blood heirs to a share ln the
estHte with the others, and when this was denied,
contended that Mr Oilman was a resident of Xew-
York. thus bringing the estate beyond Connecticut
jurisdiction. Judge Kobba decided that the Con
necticut courts had jurisdiction over all the estate
except the real estate lying outside of Connecticut,
and Mr. McCormlck announced that he would eon
t« nd thte assumption.
Counsel for the full blood heirs moved for the
appointment of a custodian for the estate, with
power to act. alleging that such appointment was
ne.-essary for th«? pror-er preservation of the prop
erty The motion was denied by the court, and
counsel further mc/ved that a custodian should be
appointed pending the appointment of the admin
istrator, but this was also denied.
Formal motion was then made by counsel on
each side for an administrator. Messrs. Gowdy and
Bush advocated Edwin L. Norton, of New-York.
and Mr. M. Cnrmlck. E S. Percival. of New-York,
both of whom are rephews of the dead man. The
court set d.>wn Monday, March IS. as a day for
a hearing and directed counsel in the mean time
to prepare a statement of the property of Mr. Oil
man, exclusive of real estate outside of Connecti
cut, for reference ln fixing the bond of the admin
The heirs interested in the pending litigation are
as follows: Full blood heirs -Alfred Gilman. New-
York: George Mcdellan. Northampton. Mass.; K<l
ward 6. Percival New- York, nephews; <"arollne
Stummon. Brooklyn; Nellie Tuttle. Milwaukee,
\Vls.; Olivi.T Drew. T.ynn. Mass.; I.vdia R. Brad
ford. Skowhegan. Me.: Caroline G Graczynskl.
Brooklyn. Caroline G. Mci'lellan. Darlen. Conn.,
nie.-es; Edward L Norton, New-York; George
Perclval. Philadelphia, and tho infant children of
Milford H. Norton, of Philadelphia, grand nephews.
Edward F. Norton, a nephew, has filed a petition
ln the Surrogate's office, in which he asks that he
be appointed administrator of the estate ln this
State, and asserts his uncle was a resident of Con
Theophllu« Oilman, a half brother of Mr. Oilman,
has filed a similar petition, in which he alleges that
the decedent lived ln New- York. The value of the
estate in this State is said to consist of SIOO.tOO In
realty and $150,000 in personalty.
The burial of Mr. Oilman's body took place on
Thursday at Greenwood Cemetery.
Through an error made in ti e exchange of en
trance cards in BeOevtte Hospital yesterday Mrs.
Emma Crapp, of Xo. 2,177 Fifth-aye.. was led
to believe that her husband, Frederick, forty
nine years old, was dead. The woman tele
graphed to all her relatives, and did not learn
that a mistake had been made until the under
taker she had hired called to remove the body.
Crapp v.as removed from his home on Friday
night, where he had become suddenly insane, to
the prison ward of Bellevue Hospital. Before
the policemen could subdue the man he man
aged to break a straitjacket and several pieces
of furniture. Soon after his admittance to the
hospital another patient. Frederick Hoffman,
twenty-nine years old. of No. ]<h> Flrst-st., who
had attempted suicde by taking carbolic acid,
was admitted. Hoffman died fourteen minutes
after his admission.
In the mean time Crapp had become to violent
that he disturbed the other patients In the ward,
and It was decided to remove him to the insane
pavilion. About the time attendants arrived
with a stretcher for Crapp men came with the
dead box to take Hoffman'? body to the morgue.
In a few minutes everything was in readiness
for the taking of Hoffman's body to the morgue
and of Crapp to the insane pavilion. In the
exchange of entrance cards that bearing the
name of Crapp wae sent to the morgue authori
ties, and word was sent to Mrs. Crapp that her
husband had died. The woman began to make
preparations for the burial of her husband's
body. The undertaker she employed to go to
the morgue and get the body knew Crapp very
well, and when he saw the body told the morgue
keepers that it wasn't Crapp.
The matter was Investigated and the error dis
covered. Mrs. Crapp was told of the mistake,
and she sent WDrd to her relatives that her hus
band was not dead.
The work of the Citizens Union in organizing the
Assembly districts of Brooklyn is proceeding satis
factorily. In addition to the. organizations In the
IVth, Vlth. XVlth and XXlst districts, the follow
ing districts were organized last week:
Xllth— Chairman. Charles A. Kranc; secretary
treasurer. John J. GuJlagher. and delegate to City
committee, G. W. Thompson; executive committee,
the officers and Walter H. Kelby, Daniel F. Flynn,
Charles K. Gay and Judson O. Wall.
-Chairman. George H. McVey; secretary.
Frederick B. Maerkle; delegate to city committee.
Itlchard It. Halle, and executive committee, the
officers and Michael A. Daly. William E. Schmid
and George Tice.
XV Ilth— Chairman, F. William Barthman, jr.;
secretary, Herman W. Schmltz; treasurer, Israel
Ludlow, and delegate to city committee, J. Edward
Chairman. Frank Harvey Field; vice-chair
men T. Kllett Hodgskin and John I'eters, secre
tary, Frank Howard Collins; treasurer. W. H.
Qulnn, and delegate to city committee. W. H.
Albany. March 9.— The American Ice Trust case
will be argued before the Court of Appeals on the
first motion day in April. The appeal is from a de
cision of the Appellate Division of the Supreme
Court. Third Department, In declaring a part of
the Donnelly Anti-Trust law to be unconstitutional.
Attorney-General Davles stated to-day that his
department had completed the preparation of the
case, and would he ready to present arguments to
the Court of Appeals In April.
The Appellate Division decided that the Donnelly
Anti-Trust law. which provided that the officers
of a corporation must give testimony before a
referee appointed to determine whether the cor
poration was an illegal •combination, and granted
them Immunity from punishment for so testifying.
is unconstitutional, because the legislature of this
State cannot grant them immunity from punish
ment by the United States Government or the
government of another State, If their testimony
shows that they violated either the anti-trust laws
of the United States or another State.
Gloucester. Macs., March The fishing schooner
Commonwealth, of this port, with a crew of four
teen hardy fishermen, which palled on January 22
on a haddock trip to the Georges, has been given
up as lost by her owners, Mrs. James C. Tarr &
It Is believed that she went down in one of the
blizzards last month, perhaps on Georges Bank,
where she was last sighted by the schooner Horace
I-;. Parker. The captain of the Parker says that
he left the Georges just before a severe gale, and
that the Commonwealth, or a schooner that looked
like her. was on the banks at the tim». He thinks
that she was caught there In the gale and went
down. The Commonwealth was commanded by
Captain Oliver ' -:-••. of this city, single, thirty
t-lght years old and a native of Norway. The crew
-were all Scandinavians, and nont or them w«re
Washington, March 9.— The following army, navy
and marine corps orders have been Issued:
Captain MATTHEW LEEPEBE, assistant surgeon. r«
ilillj appointed, now at Fort Crook, will proceed to
Manila for assignment to duty.
Leav« of absence for three months, to take effect in April.
with permits-lon to apply for an extension of one
month. is granted Captain HENRY A. REED. Artil
lery Corps, with permission to go beyond eea.
Captain HKXRY J. HINT. 17th Infantry, now in this
city, will proceed to Baltimore upon recruiting; duty.
relieving Major Frederick Wheel, r, retired. Captain
Hunt Is appointed an acting quartermaster for the
time h» may remain on recruiting duty.
First Lieutenant MATHEW C. SMITH. 2d Cavalry. is re
lieved from duty at the Military Academy, and will
proceed to Fort I>-avenworth for assignment to duty
pertaining to the organization of the 14th Cavalry.
Second Lieutenant GRAHAM L JOHNSON, 11th Infantry,
will report to Lieutenant-Colonel DAVID J. CRAIOIE.
Bth Infantry. Philadelphia, for recruiting duty, an 1 he.
Is appointed an acting quartermaster for the time ho
may remain on such duty.
Colon*! JOSEPH P. BANGER, inspector- general, is re
lieved from further duty in this city, and will proceed
to Manila and report to the commanding general.
Division of the Philippines, for duty as inspector
general of that division.
Second Lieutenant CLARENCE R. DAT, "th Cavalry, late
de camp la relieved from further duty at head
quarters Department of the Missouri, and will proceed
to Fort I>-avenworth, to assist in the organization of
the 14th Cavalry.
Captain JOHN J. OLIVER, 4«th Infantry, having tendered
his resignation, Is discharged.
Captain EDWIN H. FITZGERALrOsOth Infantry. Is hon
orably discharged.
The following assignments to regiments of officers
recently promoted are made:
Colonel EDWARD M. HAYBP (promoted from lieutenant
colonel. 4th Cavalry), to the 13th Cavalry.
Colonel THOMAS C. LEIBO (promoted from lieutenant
colonel. Ist Cavalry), to the 14th Cavalry.
Lieutenant-Colonel CHARLES L. COOPER (promoted
from major, ton Cavalry ». to the lfith Cavalry.
Lieutenant-Colonel WIN FIELD S. EDOERLY (promoted
from major, 7th Cavalry), to the 10th Cavalry.
The following transfers are made, to take effect
this date:
Lieutenant-Colonel RICHARD H. PRATT, from the. 14th
Cavalry to «he 15th Cavalry.
Lieutenant-Colonel CHARLES L. COOPER from the 15th
Cavalry to the nth Cavalry.
The following named assistant surgeons, recently ap
pointed, will proceed to San Francisco and report for
transportation to Manila: Captains JAMES P. KEN
NEDY, from Fort Sam Houston: FRANK P. KEN
YON, from Joplln. Mo., and DWIGHT B. TAYLOR,
from Columbus Barracks.
Major LINCOLN C. ANDREWS, 43d Infantry, will proceed
to the Philippines and Join his regiment.
The leave of absence on surgeon's certificate granted Cap
tain DEVKRECX SHIELDS. 2mh Infantry. Is ex
tended on account of sickness to Include the date of
muster out of the 2yth Infantry.
First Lieutenant JAMES H. LITTLE. 42d Infantry. is
honorably discharged.
Second Lieutenant CLIFTON C. CARTER. Artillery Corps.
Is transferred from the Seventeenth Company, Coast
Artillery, to the 4th Field Battery, and «ill Join that
battery at Washington Barracks.
First Lieutenant ROBERT W. ANDREWS, assistant sur
geon. 46th Infantry, is honorably discharged.
Fir« Lieutenant WALTER P. CORBETT, 30th Infantry
Is honorably discharged.
Leave, of absence 'or twenty days Is granted Captain
SAMUEL E. ALLEN, Artillery Corps.
Th* examining board at Fort Myer Is dissolved.
Lieutenant E. LLOYD, detached the Chicago; to home
and wait ordern.
Lieutenant H. P. JONES, detached the Chicago; to horr.e
and wait orders.
Lieutenant-Commander A. E. CULVER, detached the
Chicago; to home and watt orders.
Lieutenant A. V. HOFF, to the Chicago, via Wordsworth.
falling March 20.
Lieutenant IJ. C. BRYAN, detached Bureau of Steam En
gineering, March 21; to Asiatic Station, via temporary
duty the Solace.
Naval Constructor F. T. BOWLES, detached New-York
yard; to duty as chief of Bureau of Construction and
Lieutenant Commander B. W. HOME?, detached Naval
Observatory. March 15: to the Chicago as navigator,
via Wordsworth, sailing March 20.
Changes of officers. Asiatic Station— com
maiwier-tn-chlef. March 7, 1901:
Lieutenant-Commander HERBERT O. DUNN, detached
the Buffalo; to the Glacier.
Lieutenant ALBERT C. DIEFFENBACH. detach. l the
Buffalo; to th«- Concord.
Lieutenant ANDREW T. LONG, detached the Buffalo; to
the Vlcksburg.
Lieutenant EDWIN T. POLI/SCK. detached the Buffalo.
to the Brooklyn.
Lieutenant GEORGE L. P. STONE, detached the Buffalo,
to the Newark.
Lieutenant HENRY V BUTLER. Jr., setmened the Buf
falo; to the Mind, i
Surgeon CHARLES K. STOKES, detached the Buffalo, to
the N>w Orleans.
Passed Assistant Surgeon RAYMOND SPEAR, detached
the BaSalo; to Isia de Lvi n
Lieutenant-Commander ALBERT MERIT! and Lieutenant
GEORGE P. BRADBHAW. detached the O!acie anl
Oavlte Station; to the Buffalo.
Cadet F. P. HELM, Jr. detached the Glacier and Cav|t«
Station: to the Mont -••>
Assistant Surgeon V V. BTONE, dMarhed lala de Luson;
to the Ilurfalo.
Assistant Surc*..n JOHN J. SNYDER. detached I»la .1*
Cuba; to detachment at Pollok.
Assistant Surgeon JAMES H. PAYNE. Jr. deta^' ¦ de
tachment at Pollok; to Ma de Cuba
Pa-»-i Assistant Surgeon ROBERT M KENNEDY, de
tach«*d the Newark; to the Benningi
WCRTZBAUOH. detached the Newark; to th« lluffalo.
Lieutenant Commandar WILLIAM S HOGG, deta hej the
Benninston; to Buffalo.
Ensign EDWARD T. CONSTEIN, detached the limning- .
ton; t<» the Vorktown.
Assistant Surg«-..n ELCN O. Ht*NTINOTON, detacher the
r.ennlngton; to the Newark
Lieutenant Commander WILLIAM n. FLETCHER, de
tacntd the Concord: to the : 'aftlnt*
Lieutenant JOHN D. M' DONALD :¦ ¦ •. ' -! the Ca?tln<«
to th« Buffalo.
Cadet CHAUNCET HACK FORD, detarhed th« Oastine;
to th« Paragoa.
Lieutenant FREDERICK C. BOWERS. dauchad the
Bl ..kiyn; to temporary duty the .Ha :-r. theaea 10
Encien JONAS H. HOLDEN. detached the Brooklyn; to
the Buffalo.
Lteutt-nant Cominandei CHARLES TV T MOORE and !
tenant FREDERICK L. SAWYER, detached the
Monterey; to th* Buffalo.
Ensign DUNCAN 11. WOOD, detached the Oregon; to •'-
Ensign GUV W. FALLER, tats bed the Oregon; to th«
Ensign ALFRED •" OWEN, detached the Paragua ; to the
Ensign WILLIAM V. CRONAN, detached from the Prince
ton; to the Dun Juan de Austria.
Ensign THOMAS T. CRAVEN, detached the Manila- to
the Buffalo.
Lieutenant WILLIAM P. WHITE, detached the Don J>i.«n
c> Austria; to th< Buffalo.
Lieutenant Commander ALBERT G. WINTERHALTER
detached the Albany; to th.- I'.ennlngton.
Lieutenant WILLIAM B. SIMS and Ensign EDWARD
WOODS, detached th» Kentucky; to the Monterey.
Cadet CLARENCE K. LANDRAM, detached the Ken
tucky; to the Yorktowa.
Surgeon FREDERICK J. B. CORDEIRO datacbed the
New- Orleans; to the Buffalo.
Cadet WILLIAM N. JEFFERS. detached the New-Or
leans; to the Manila
Ensign ARTHUR MACARTHUR, detached the Yorktown
to the Buffalo.
Ennign HARRY E. YARNELL. detached the Yorktown
to the Brooklyn. .
Lieutenant Commander FRANK H. HOLMES to the
Ensign IVAN C. WETTENGEL. detached the Mindoro; to
the Buffalo.
Lieutenant EDWARD H. DUNN, detached the Wilming
ton; condemned by medical survey; to home via the
Lieutenant ERNEST F. ECKHARDT, detached the Cul-
Boa; to the Celtic.
Second Lieutenant Y. FOOTE, ordered to appear before.
th« marine examining board In session at the Marine
Barracks, Washington, for examination for promotion.
Major c. H. LAUCHHEIMER, member of the Board of
Inspection and Survey, ordered to Hampton Hoadn for
duty la connection with the Inspection of the New-
Second Lieutenant F. F. ROBARDB, ordered to Washing
ton on i. He iiusinf** in connection with the con
struction of the new marine barracks, Philadelphia.
First Lieutenant J. W. WADLEIGH. preparatory orders
to duty with the marine guard of the Chicago. South
Atlantic Station; will take passage on the Dixie about
tho 10th lnxt.
First Lieutenant O. H. HASH, datacfaad from duty on re
cniltlng service under Captain J. E. Mahoney and
ordered to the, Marine Barrack*. Brooklyn.
Major C. L. M'CAWLEY (th» Quartermaster desiring his
service* In connection with the annual supplies for
the marine corps* will delay his departure for Phila
delphia, until Informed by the Quartermaster that his
services are,' no longer required In connection with
this duty.
Chicago, March 9.— Army officers at headquarters
of the Department of the Lakes express th<* opin
ion that last nights rioting at Hlghwood, near Fort
Sheridan, during which a number of soldiers were
Injured, was due entirely trt the abolishment ot the
army canteen. General Otis, In command of the
department, said to-day:
1 was strongly opposed to the army canteen
when first proposed, but from Investigation I found
that It worked bo mu-h better than 1 expected rhat
I was compelled to .ndorse It. Under that system
the profits went to buy delicaclts for the men's
tables. Now the men spend more and the profits
go to the owners of private glnmllls.
Memphis. Term.. March 9— A heavy wind and
rain storm prevailed here to-nlpht. and much dam
age was wrought. Culverts were washed out and
fences and small trees in this region suffered se
verely. Telegraphic communication with Texas and
southwestern points is Interrupted
Early reports from Dallas. Tex. say that the
town of Wills Point, sixty miles east of that city,
was partly destroyed by a tornado late this after
noon. Five children were reported killed and sev
eral persons were injured. Twenty-five buildings
were demolished and the contents destroyed.- The
school building and the cottonseed oil mill suffered
severely. Many horses and cattle and other liv«
• took are reported destroyed. The town of Wills
Point was demolished by a, tornado la May, 1535.
Says He is in Much Better Physical Condition Since Using
Paine's Celery Compound.
"Detroit, Mich., Jan. 22. iqot.
" Some time ago, attracted by the very high testimonials published as to the efficacy of Paine's
celery compound, I took it on trial for impaired digestion and consequent nervousness. ¦ f "nnJ very
great benefit from its use, and, therefore^ desire to bear this testimony to any who may be infiltsenced to
try this remedy by my experience with it. William C. Maybury."
William C. Mayl'ury !.« now «=er\ ititr his third
t> rm as Mayor of Detroit, Mich.
In 18S2 h»* was elected to Congress r r^ni Mich
igan, re elected In 1884, serving during th-- IMh
Congress on the Judiciary Committee, and :n
the 40th oa the Ways aril Means Committee.
His leisure 1» devoted to the affairs of St.
Peter's Episcopal church, to attentions to the
aged, the sick and the poor.
tn the light of many such public endorsements
as the above from Mayor May bury, it is easy
to see why Paine's celerj compound is displai in<
all other remedies
It has t.e--n truthfully caid that the men and
women who use and recommend Paine'a
compound are not the .lass of people who t:tk.
doubtful reti!e<iios and patent medicines. Paine's
celery compound Is nol a patent medicine; it is
Officers of the New-York Fire Department are
denouncing In strong language the bill which has
been Introduced In the legislature to shorten the
hours of duty of the uniformed and paid firemen.
They say that If the bill becomes a law it will dis
organise the tire fighting forces of this city, decrease
the efficiency of the Fire Department and' add
such a burden to the taxpayers thai mere will be
a public demand for the abolition of the pension
system. Fire Chief Croker and Fire Commissioner
Scannell have received from the Board of Fire Un
derwriters if this city a statement that If the bill
becomes a law the Insurance rates In the city will
have to be raised, because the city will then have
minimum protection against tire with a maximum
of cost. The views of the highest officers of the
Fire Department regarding the bill were expressed
yesterday In ;. statement by one of the battalion
chiefs, who was authorized to speak for them, as
The bill is being pushed at Albany by James I).
Clifford, .who was dismissed from the Fire Depart
ment. It Ik understood that a. fund of $:.'".'»•' was
raised to help pass the bill through the legislature.
The bill provides for a doubling of the present uni
formed force of firemen and for shortening the
hours of duty one-half. Officers of the Fire De
partment In New-York, to the number of 115, are
not to have the shorter hours. The officers would
be opposed to the bill if they were Included In Its
provisions. They believe that the bill would de
stroy the prestige and efficiency of the department.
False appeals to the sympathy of the public are
being made by the supporters of the bill. Clergy
men have been Induced to advocate Its passage
solely on the ground that the family conditions of
the firemen would be improved by shorter hours
of duty. The people of the city are Inclined to give
the Bremen all they could reasonably ask. and
many are Inclined to think the firemen are entitled
to shorter hours, forgetting that firemen spend
most of their time In the engine houses in Idleness.
The actual hours of work for the firemen are few,
In the twenty-four, day In and day out. The cry
for shorter hours Is raised by the young men In
the department, not the men who are veterans in
the service. The veterans see that the bill would
mean the ruin of the department. The number of
firemen would h*ve to be doubled, with the result
ing Increase In the salary appropriation, but the
actual efficiency of the department would be re
duced one-half at first. Only one-half the present
force could be on duty at one time, and It takes
about two years for a fireman to attain the high
est proficiency in the service. A company com
posed of veterans and greenhorns, half and half. la
not half as efficient at a fire as a company of
Supporters of the hill have said that provision
ought to be made for relieving tired firemen at
large fires It is true that when the firemen do
have work It frequently Is exhausting, but It Is a
matter of record that the largest fires in the city
are under control within six hours. The Tarrant
fire was under control In two hours, and the Nas
sau Chambers fire mi under control in four, from
the time of starting. The bill now before the legis
lature would not provide relief for firemen who
were exhausted in fighting large tires. It probably
would decrease the efficiency of the department, so
that large fires would last longer and be more
destructive. People who are Inclined to be led by
false appeals to support the bill should remember
that men are not drafted or driven Into the Fire
Department. In fact, there Is a tremendous rush
of applicants for appointment as firemen every
year. There ar« over five thousand applicant* on
not a secret preparation. It Is the formula of
Edward K. Phelps. M. D.. LL. D.. Professor of
Muterla Medlca la the Dartmouth Medical
It Is the only great popular remedy for blood
and nerves ever frankly endorsed by the mcd
i. -'.1 profession.
Men of ample means, who can command the
best medical services; the ablest and the most
influential persons in the country, as well as
the most progressive physicians, were the first
to perceive the extraordinary worth of Paine's
celery compound and to use it.
That this remedy has succeeded from the start
is not astonishing:. • Thousands owe to it restored
vitality, sound sleep, better digestion, freedom
from pain, stronger nerves and purer blood.
The wealthiest family in the land can secure
thing better, if they are looking: for a sprinaj
remedy. I; is easily within reach of the hum
the waiting list now. When a man secures ap
pointment as a fireman, he knows that If he be
haves himself hf» need h;iv> no fear for the future
support of himself and his family. The salary of
SI. KM) ... year is ample to enable -i man to support
his family in comfort. He has free medical at
tendance and full pay when he Is sick. After
twenty years of service be can retire on half pay
for the remainder of his life. If he la disabled In
th- performance of his duty before he has served
twenty years he gets the pension anyhow, and If
he Is killed his family gets the pension. Ha has
twenty-four hours off duty twice a month and
twelve hours off duty twice a month, and a vaca
tion of t«-n days once each year, and he .-an always
get excused from duty In emergencies.
The veterans of the department know the im
portance of retaining the privileges that firemen en
joy. They know thai you cannot gel something
for.nothing. and that Bremen must give something
to Ihe city ln return for their salaries and pen
sions. By trying to get something for nothing
some of the foolish men In th* department are
working for the harm of the department. The sen
sible people of the city ought to make an earnest
protest against the bill, and prevent Its passage.
Fire Chief Croker yesterday morning at flre henr!
quarters received the resolutions adopted by the
Social Reform Club concerning the "Two Platoon
The resolutions set forth the appointment of a
committee by the Social Reform Club to investi
gate the subject and embody its opinion as fol
The belief of the Social Reform Club In th« right
of men In the department to organize for their own
The belief in the club in the reduction of long
hours when It can be done with safety and without
jeopardy to Iks discipline and efficiency of the
\-> a step 111 the reduction of long hours the force
should be Increased to Its maximum limit, instead
of being operated at Its minimum limit.
While favoring the reduction of long hours ami
other reforms the club disapproves of the bill In
Its present shape, as It contains features dangerous
to the efficiency of the force and to the discipline
of the department.
Hlraei. Feltmann & Co.. the agents of the Navl
gazlone Generate Itallana in New-York, gave a
dinner last night for Steamship men and others on
the new Italian steamship Liguria. at Pier A. Jer
sey City. The UgUlta arrived In Jersey City on
March l with over one thousand steerage pas
sengers. Captain Caffires commands her.
The Llgurln is a single screw steamship of 3,3:0
tons net register. She is 420 feet long, and has a
beam of i>\ feet. Her engines can develop four
thousand horse power and get up a speed of fifteen
knots. There are eighty first class cabins above
deck and two dining rooms on her promenade
deck. The I.igurta is one of five boats which the
Navlgazlone Generate Italtana Is building to ply
between New-York and Mediterranean ports. The
others are to bo called respectively the Lombardla,
the Sichia. the Sardinia and the Italia.
About sixty members were present last night at
the tiret of the monthly dinners at the Republican
Club. Flfth-ave. and Fortleth-st. Henry C. Tre
malne. the president of the club, presided.
C. H. r>enlson. the first vice-president, thanked
the, memhers for having elected him to office. E.
A Newell, the second vice-president and John B.
Dutton. th*> third vice-president, made brief and
humorous remarks. The other ayeakers were
blest household, as thousands of grateful letters
The use of this marvelous remedy, now spring:
is here, makes all the difference between Im
pure, sluggish blood and tired nerves and a
healthy, energetic condition— between sickness
and health. Th- incalculable amount of good
It Is doing these spring days in making trick:
and even despairing: people well should compel
the attention of every judicious person who Is
out of health In this spring of 1901.
It drives the poison germs of deep-seated
disease from the blood. It procures sleep, so
necessary to brain and nerves. It brings buoy
ancy of spirit in place of lassitude and despond
ency, and allows the overtaxed system to start
fairly on the road to health.
Thousands have been benefited; thousands
have been cured by Palne's celery compound
when everything else failed.
State Senator B. M. Wilcox, M. Lynn Bruce and
Pratt A. Brown.
Among those present were Henry Birrejl. the
chairman of the House Committee; Louts Stern.
Edmund Wetmor», Charles H. Treat. Henry C.
Vie: v V B. Thurber. Joseph M. Deoai George C.
Austin' Frederick S. Gibbs. J. Edgar craft.
Frank H. Partridge, Charles 3. Whitman and Al
fred E. Ommen.
A lively election struggle has developed In the ¦ i
Regiment for the lieutenant-colonelcy, the officers
being divided into two factions over the question
of choosing an officer from the regiment or golni?
outside I m a candidate.
Captain Newbold Morris, on the staff of General
McCoskry Butt, on which he is inspector of. the
First Brigade, is the outsider spoken of for tho
set and place In the Sth. Captain Morris served in
the Spanish-American War with the 12th Regiment
and has an excellent record, which includes ser
vice with the regiment in Cuba. Yesterday it was
learned that the friends of Captain Washington
Wi!l.o-ks of Company G. alarmed at the prom
inence given to the name of Captain Morris, had
decided to make "home rule" an issue in the com
ing campaign for lieutenant-colonel, and a few
nights ago held a secret meeting of those* who
favor Captain AVilleoeks for that office. Captain
Willed-..-; is senior captain of the regiment. Tha
caucus of the Willcocks men was held with great
secrecy. One of the oldest captains in the regi
ment opened the meeting by declaring that home
rule must become the slogan of those who were
opposed to outsiders. "The gentleman whose nam*
has been proposed tot lieutenant-colonel from the.
outside." said the speaker, "is an officer for whom,
personalty we all have the highest esteem, but it
is time enough to go outside when we hays no
body fit for the place within the- regiment. In
Captain Wlllcoclu we a.ye, an officer fit for tha
place in every way."
Loud applause greeted this expression, an.i th»
officer concluded by saying that Captain Willcocka
had been in the 9th for a quarter of a, century, and.
that to turn him down now would be to ignore
long and faithful service. Another officer said that
Captain "Willcocks was acknowledged to be tha
best tactician In the 9th. and hla company had
been for a long time the banner company of th»
regiment. A resolution was introduced and unani
mously adopted pledging the officers at the meet
ing to the support of Captain Wtllcocka to the last.
while there is a strong sentiment for Captain
Willcocks. .there Is a feeling against his candidacy
that runs bach to the trcubles in the regiment four
yean ago. when it number of officers united In a
request that the captain be called to account for
his participation in what was called a questionable
entertainment In the armory in connection with a
celebration by the company. The affair resulted
tin an open rupture between Captain Wlllcocks and
Lieutenant Barnard, of the same company, both,
officers nearly coming to blows over the matter.
Colonel William Reward, then commandant of tha
regiment, took a hand In it, and by exercising bm
authority stopped the scandal. The feeling them
stirred up among the officers has by no means
died out. and promise-* to be the controlling factor
In the determination of Captain Mi: ,-*- chance*
for the lieutenant-colonelcy.
Colonel William F. Morris has thus far taken m
part In the canvass. That he means to be Im
partial is shown -v his announcement that ail tMa
vacancies In the line must be filled before ta« elec
tion for lieutanant-colonel la held.

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