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THOUSANDS OUT OF DOORS.
TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES UNEQUAL TO DEMANDS. CROWDS TRAVERSE THE EAST SIDE AND FIFTH-AYE.-RUNAWAYS IX CENTRAL PARK STOPPED BY POLICE. Yesterday's perfect weather drew thousands out of doors. While the exodus began early it was not large in volume until after 1 o'clock. By 2 o'clock the transportation facilities of the city wt-re overtaxed and the scenes of the rush hours were enacted, at many points, except that the crowds were in better attire and in better humor than on week days. The surface lines put or. their open cars and every one was crowded. The elevated trains were run under two minutes' headway and carried many pas ger.gprs hanging to the straps. The tide set in the direction of Coney Island tbout noin. and soon a service of a car every four minutes was Inadequate. It was estimated at the Manhattan end of the Brooklyn Bridge that the surface lines took eighteen thousand people to Coney Island up to 6 o'clock, and that the elevated lines had carried seven thousand more. ?ome four thousand people, it was esti mated, had. been carried to cemeteries. It was FIR.VT SPRING DAY IN THE PARK. estimated that six thousand persons went to Coney Island by the Long Island Railroad. The ftaten Island boats carried crowds from Man hattan. The North River ferries were filled on each trip after noon, and all the trains to sub urt.an point? carried extra cars. On the Bast Side the parks were filled with children, who romped on the walks. In Fifth-aye. the ouside seats of the stages •were at a premium. The throng-s presont^d a curious appearance in clothes suggestive of winter, but with the sunshine of spring in their faces. Wraps were numerous, 'and even furs, though they were usually carried on the arm. The milkshake man and the concocter of iced drinks appeared at their usual summer stands, and found plenty of customers. Central Park was crowded from noon until dark. The police estimate that not less than fifty thousand walked or rode through the Park In the course of the day. The driveways And bridle paths were crowded with elegant equipages. The Mall, too. was crowded, as was th» Casino, but ther» waa no music. Al! this kept the big squad of mounted police men on the gui vive for accidents and runaways, cf which there were several. Policeman Hovey was at Eiphty-s!xth-st. and the west bridle path, when a horse galloped by without a rider. The policeman caught the runaway a couple of blocks distant ar.d led it back up the path to Eighty-eighth-st.. where, he found its rider. He could apeak no English, but managed to write that he was M. Gaston AkOßr. representative of Algiers at the Pan- Adflßc&n ' Exposition, Buffalo, living for the present at the Hotel Martin. Hardly had Hovey left the man from Algiers when a second runaway saddle horse dashed by him. Ke caught it. and found the man who had been thrown off. He gave his card. It bore the inscription "F. R. Gibson." and the man said he lived at the Waldorf-Astoria. He said he was not hurt. A fine bay gelding drawing a light runabout took fright in the West Drive at Eighty-nlnth et., and throwing its occupants, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas King, of No. 41 West Eighty-tirst-st.. cur. dashed down the drive. Mounted Police man Gorman caught the horse at Eighty-third- Bt. Mr. King received a severely lacerated lip ar.d his wife a l.ru:s<?d knee-. Otherwise they were not hurt, and drove home in their own rig without help, a doctor from a passing vehicle having- temporarily dressed their wounds. Policeman Lynch, of the mounted squad, re ported that he had stopped a runaway saddle horse at Sixty-seventh-st. and the East Drive and had found the rider some distance up the drive. He reported the man's name and ad dress as "J. Kah'enkantff, No. Ill' West Fifty n:r.th-=T." H-=> said the man was not hurt. Between LO.OOO and ll,0<»0 persons visited the Zoological Garden and between 0.000 and 7,000 *"ere at the Botanical Garden. In fact, all the parks :n The Bronx were thronged throughout the day. and the baseball enthusiasts were play ing in every vacant lot. PROF. HERROX BREAKS SILENCE. SATS HE HAS NOT. AS YET. MARRIED MISS RAND. Professor George D. Herron, who was responsible for the abandonment of the Get Together Club din r.er. which was to have been held to-night, because ir.ost of the speakers announced refused to appear on the platform with him. and whose private life tras scathingly criticised by the Rev. Newell Dwight Hillis in a public statement, spoke to a l£.rgo audience in. the Park Theatre. Brooklyn, last night. He was Introduced by Darwin G. Meserole and Miss Rand, whom, it is said, he is to marry, and ncr mother sat in one of the boxes. Professor Herron's subject was, "The Kingdom of Heaven." He enunciated again his well known views on socialism and the so-called new Christianity. He was several times applauded by his audience, which feenjed to be In sympathy with his slurs upon the Christian Church and ministry. He said that the wil! to love was the ruling prin ciple of all things, and that when It became domi nant the world would have a perfect socialism and a. uerfect life. After the lecture Professor Herron, who has pre viously refused to discuss the subject one way or the other, denied absolutely that he had as yet married Miss Rand. LA\D HAY Bl For THE STEEL TRrXT. Camden. April 28.— Mr. Jessup. a real estate operator, who is said to b« acting for the steel trust in buying land on the outskirts of this city for the establishment of a n*-w town and site for the great steel works, has thus far succeeded in setting hold of four hundred acres. He yesterday **cured thre* more farms. He refuses to make known the consideration paid. Easy Colds Are you frequently hoarse? Do you have rhat annoying tickling in your throat? ould you feel relieved if you could raise something? Does your cough annoy you at night? Then you should always keep on hand a bottle of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. If you have a weak throat, you cannot he too careful. You cannot begin treat ment too early. Each cold makes you more liable to another, and the last one is always the harder to cure. •*•*» *• : St, ifc., $L a. C. A i'Eli CO.. Lowell. Mas*. BQUADROV A AT CHTRrn. TTIE REV. DR. D. P HTHWII II. THE CHAP LAIN. PREACHES THE ANNUAL SERMON. Squadron A, of the National Guard, marched from its armnrj'. at Madlson-ave. and East Nlnety fourth-et.. to attend evensong at 4 o'clock yester day afternoon at the Church of the Heavenly Rest, in Fifth-aye. The Rev. Dr. D. Parker Morgan, rec tor of the. church, is chaplain of the squadron, and delivered his annual sermon to it. He spoke of re ligion, not as a thing of use in death, but as neces sary in life. Every happy man. he said, was an example of the blessing of religion, and every un happy man an example of the curse of an absence of it. The men of the squadron wore the full dress hussar uniform, with black boots and black and orange busbies. A large American flag streamed out over the entrance to the church, and two ser geants stood at the sides of the door, one holding the national and the other the State flag, as the militiamen marched in tn column of fours to "The Star Spangled Banner." The squadron was under the command of the major. Oliver B. Brldgman. About half the mem ber? were present. General Roe was also at the church. The music was supplied by the church choir under direction of Harry E. Duncan. It was assisted by the band of Squadron A, under the leadership of I^ erhaus : »?J. John Williams as sisted Dr. Morgan in the service. WESTERLY BAXK CLOSES ITS DCORS. MECHANICS' SAVINGS INSTITUTION WILL GO INTO LIQUIDATION. Westerly. R. 1., April 25.-The Mechanics' Savings Bank of this town will not open up for business Monday morning. Late this afternoon E. D. Fos ter, recently elected to nil the vacancy caused by the death of his brother, J. B. Foster, Issued the following notice: The trustees of the Mechanics' Savings Bank owing to the doubtful value of some of the bank's assets, have decided that It Is for the best inter ests of the depositors that the bank go into liquida tion, and action has already been taken looking to this result. Pending the granting of that authority no money will be received or paid out. This action came as a great surprise to the town, and naturally great excitement prevails among small depositors. The estimated amount of de posits is something less than SI.OOO.OX>, the securi ties on their face are valued at something less than ''•X, the . number of depositors is about two thousand, and the largest amount held by any ore depositor is about H2.MO. Many of the securities are Western investments, which are understood to have decreased in value year by year. Because of the recent death of J. B. Foster, no one has a com prehensive knowledge of the condition of the bank differed" a , mon th ° trustees there Is a marked 91 , fu c V f opinion, except on one point, which Is &1 l }V ?^ nk shou l<> ckme- The bank was estab lished in ls.O In connection with the National Pho» nlx Bank. The latter is not affected by this liquida tion, nor is any other bank In town involved TO COXSIDER MUNICIPAL PRO RLE US. CONFERENCE FOR GOOD CITT GOVERNMENT TO MEET IN ROCHESTER. Philadelphia. April 23.-The seventh annual meet ing of the National Municipal League and the ninth conference for good city government, which will be held in Rochester on May 8. 9 and 10, will be of more general interest than any of the meet ings which have preceded it. The list of speakers includes men of national and Internationa! promi nence. The subjects to be considered and discussed In the papers that will be read are also of excep tional importance to the community at large, but particularly to students of the problems which con front those working for municipal reforms. The principal theme of this year's meeting will be "Uniformity in Municipal Accounting." It will be introduced at the Friday afternoon session In a report submitted by Dr. Edward N. Hartwell, of the Boston Statistical Bureau, who is chairman of the committee appointed to compile the data. A subject to which the league has given con siderable attention is Instruction in municipal gov ernment in American educational Institutions. The report of a committee appointed to familiarize itself with these matters will be presented on Thursday morning by President Thomas M. Drown of Lehigh University, who Is chairman of the com mittee. The work of the American Society of Municipal J,7nfn°m ment ,?, n< l of the ****** °* American Mu nicipalities will be set forth in detail before the conference. Primary election reform and recent charter legislation . are matters that will also re ceive their share of attention. Some of the more prominent of those who will participate in the deliberations of the meeting are Daniel L. D. Granger. Mayor of Providence; \\ heeler H. Peckham. president of the City Club of New-\ork; Mrs. Isabella Beecher Hooker of Hartford; James C. Carter, of New- York; Colonel r. L. Hitchcock, of the Scranton Municipal League- Charles W. Haskins. public accountant of New- York; Mrs. J. D. Wood, of the Denver City Im provement Association; George F. Seward former Minister to China; Dr. Horstmann, of Heidelberg- President Drown of Lehigh University, Chancellor Day of Syracuse University. Edwin 7.. Smith president of the Civic Club of Pittsburg, and M P - Bancroft, of Wilmington. PERTED WRIT OV CiEX. CABSIUB If. CLAY. HOW HIS PATGHTER AND HER SOX ATTACHED HIS BANK ACCOUNT. Richmond Ky.. April 28 —By a skilfully planned ruse Constable Neale Anderson succeeded yester day afternoon in serving a writ on General <"as elus M. Clay Informing him that his bank ac count at the State Bank and Trust Company, of this city, had been attached by his daughter. Mrs Mary G. Clay, and her son. Green Clay. The at tachment grew out of the trouble a few weeks ago, when General Clay, at the muzzle of a rifle dis persed a sheriffs poss? which went to White Hall to secure some household goods belonging to Mrs. Clay. Despairing of obtaining the goods without serious trouble. Green Clay decided to let him keep th»m. but sued out an attachment for 11,400. the value of the good.*, and levied on the general's bank account. Constable Anderson waa commis sioned to serve the notice, and after several hours of patient watching he stealthily crept up to the general's guarded castle and slipped the Important document under his door. The officer did not tarry to note what happened, but as he fled from the premises he heard the general's alarm bell calling for his arrr."<l retainers. OHH> SLOWLY FALUWG AT ri\ci\\,\Tl Cincinnati. April 2S.— The Ohio River has con tinued falling here slowly since yesterday. Siphon pumps were clearing the cellars to-day where the water had receded. Navigation, Including: many .'".Tseeir.j? excursion?, was rcsußßsi t<">-<lay, and the rai.w.iys v.i\\ ail t.e BStag their regrular stations t*4MRMr. Further down the river on both the Kentucky .-shore and th-- Indiana side the- conditions are reported a.- had. Just above Henderson. Ky., there is danger of the channel being changed owing to the water taking another course in the overflow HD) Rt V DOIT.V .4.V/) KILLED. Isidor Lazarus, thre^ years rid. was run down yesterday in iront of his home, at No. Riv- Ington-st.. by a wagon driven by J. Goodwin, of No. T6'-» WV.lett-st. Qoodwta was UTSStsd on a charge of driving recklessly. Late last night the child died Xrom a fractured skull. NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. MONDAY. APRIL, 19. 1001. STILL WILLING TO PAY. FATHER MULLIN PRACTICALLY RENKWS HIS OFFER OF A REWARD FOR RE TURN OF M'CORMICK BOY. Little progresj was made in the McCormlck case yesterday, although the police of this city and of Washington were active. Captain Titus told about the failure of another clew. A penholder was sent to Captain Titus from Washington by DetectU-e O'Conneli. The holier was par t; > made of cork, and part of it was painted green. One of the gypsy w->men who have been detained by the Washington police said she had .'ound it Wit* th* piece of paper bearing Gertrude McCormlck'i name. It w.is thought that possibly the penholder had been taken from the McCormlck home by the kidnappers. The McCortni-ks, however, said that they had never seea such a penholder in their home. Detective O'Connell telephoned to Captain Titus late yesterday afternoon. He said that he and Detectives Weidun and Palmer, of the Washington police, had been to Alexandria, -vhere the gypsies are. but hal obtained little Information. They found no one who had seen a boy who might be McCormlck. They learned that there are three gypsy camps in the northeastern suburbs of Wash- ington. and O'Connell said these camps would be visited to-day. O'Connell said that It was his intention to visit a house in Virginia-aye., Washington. Two women who live In Maryland-aye. had informed the police that they had seen a boy who resembled young McCormick In the Vlrginia-ave. house. Mr. McCormick. the father of the missing boy, said yesterday that he was convinced that some one was detaining the boy in or near Washington. Mr. McCormick had a fright Saturday night which resulted in a severe attack of heart trouble. After supper he sent his three little children to the barber shop near the boose to have their hair cut. When they came home they ran quickly up the steps. Mr. McCormick, who was sitting In the parlor, thought he heard the voice of the missing boy, and ran to the door, thinking his son had finally come home. The disappointment was k*?en when he found that his ears had deceived him. and he fainted. It was several hours before he regained his usual composure. Father Mullin referred to the McCormick case In the course of his remarks at the 8 o'clock mass yesterday morning. He said that since his school had been closed by order of the Board of Health he had missed the bright and happy faces of the children, of whom he was so fond, and then he added: "If I feel this way About children who are. not of my flesh and blood, what must be the con dition of mind of a parent whose ion has been stolen and who cannot learn with what fate he has met?" Father Mullin said that while he had been com pelled to withdraw his offer of a $10.0"0 reward for the return of the missing boy and the arrest of his \ kidnappers, on account of the annoyance it had caused him. If the boy was returned to his parents and his kidnappers iipprenended he was still will- Ing to pay the $10,000. REAL TRAGFDT OX MIMIC STAGE. IN PLAT A SCHOOLBOY SHOOTS HIS FRIEND DEAD. Chattanooga, Term.. April 28— dispatch from Burnsville. N. C, says that while • playing the tragedy "Last Upon the World" In the closing ex ercises of the Stanley McCormick High School, at Hurnsvllle. on Friday night, a real tragedy was enacted, when R. N. Mclnturf. one of the Btudenta, was shot and killed by Baccus Bailey, another stu dent both representing characters In the play. When It became necessary for Bailey In his role to defend himself with a revolver against a drawn knife in the hands of Mr lnturf. he used by mistake a loaded pistol instead of the one with blank car tridges, and In the presence of several hundred per sons shot Mclnturf dead on the stage. The boys were roommates and especial friends. CALLAHAX ArQFITTED. RESULT OF TRIAL Dl CONNECTION WITH CUDAHT KIDNAPPING CASE. Omaha, Neb., April 28.— James Callahan wa? d*- Clared not guilty to-day of any complicity in the kidnapping of Edward Cudahy. Jr. Shortly after 3 o'clock this morning the jury signified to Judge Baker through a bailiff that it was ready to report, having hern out since 8:S0 o'clock last night. A small audience of attorneys and Interested persons had heard the news, and was waiting when the twelve m- n Bled in. The foreman announced that th<- verdict was not guilty. The lodge had evidenly been expecting another verdi'-t. and was openly disappointed. "Ir Is im possible for m<» to understand." he said, "how twelve Intelligent men could have agreed upon ?u<-h a verdict after listening to the testimony. The de fendant could not have chosen more wisely If he had been selecting his own representatives, and the community could not have made a more un fortunate selection. This jury is discharged with out the compliments of the court." Callmhan'fl attorneys were not present, and the defendant exprrss.-d h desire to thank the jurors in his own behalf. This the court refused to per mit. He said the jury did not deserve any thanks. Two other counts still exist against Callahan, and he was at onre rearrested under these. There i.s doubt, however, whether the State will bring the ,-, 1S( -s to trial. Chief of Police Donohue announces that the $."..<mit offered for rh.- apprehension of Pat rl«-k Crowe will be withdrawn. He "ays it Is one thing to arrest the culprit and another to convict him. The reward of J."-*."^ offered jointly by the city anil Edward Cudahy, however, will still re main in force. As far aa could be ascertained from the jurymen, there was at no time any serious difference as to their opinion of Callahan fl innor-erv-e. Three were Inclined to favor a verdict of guilry, but were 8008 convliu-ed by their colleagues that a reasonable .'oubt existed. ASKS MAYOR TO DISAPPROVE CLAIM*. The committee on legislation ..I" the city Club has written to Mayor Van Wyck asking him to • ilsupprove n number of private claim bills, a memorandum of which accompanies the letter, on the grownd that they are not legal claims agalnsf the <-ity. but bills which appeal to the sympathy of the legislature on the ground that the individual has performed work for or furnished material to the city. WEW CATBOUC CHI'RCH CONSECRATED. The new Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, at Xlr.i tieth-st., between Second and Third ayes . was consecrated yesterday morning with Impressive ser vices, conducted by Archbishop Corrigan. assisted by about fifty visiting and locnl clergy. The ser mon was preached by Vicar-General Moor.py. He dwelt on the growth of the Church since the con gregation was organized, in ISB6. and the faithful work of the rector, the Rev William J O Kelly. Solemn high Pontifical mass was celebrated by- Bishop Farley. Fathers Timothy Brosnahan and James J. Chhtfck. of Boston, were deacons; the Rev. Patrick J. Hayes and the R?v. James Dooley wer» masters of ceremonies, and the Rev. Charles H. Colton was the assistant prltst. LOXGER TIME FOR BARBADOS TREATY. Washington. April 28.— Secretary Hay and Lord Pauncefote, the British Ambassador, yesterday signed a protocol extending for one year from date the period of time allowed for the ratification of the Barbados reciprocity treaty, now pending be fore the United States Senate. The original period would expire about Jn.ie. 8 next, but Lord Paunce fote will be absent from .Washington at that time, and he desired to .provide against a lapse before his departure. The treaties .applying', to the other British West Indian colonies • have already been •Unllarly extended by protocol.- ¦¦ __ ;;,:^ BF.FT 9UGAM FXnrsTRY GROWS. many rkw raw mnunn to ohm MANTFArTORIKS. ¦""a^hington. April 2S.— C. F. Saylor. of lowa. th« special agent in charge or the beet sugar investiga >n of the Department of Agriculture, ts in Wash ington and has submitted his report to Secretary Alison. He says this year shows an active ten dency toward the institution of new beet sugar en terprises. Next autumn, he says. Michigan will have three new factories, and Ohio. Indiana. New- York. Colorado. Utah, South and North Dakota and Illinois will open new factories, making thir teen in the United States now In contemplation. A conservative estimate, he says. Is that there will forty-two beet sugar factories in operation in the United States by the end of next autumn. Everything indicates that the Industry is thor oughly established. Mr. Saylor adds: Even In the incipiency of the industry these lactories nave shown good profits. They bvve maintained themselves without any apparent real contest with the sugar trust. The sections of the country that seem most adaptable to the industry are where conditions call for new resources, as In Michigan, where there has been a phenomenal ir crease in the last three jears. largely <iue to the waning of the lumber Industry of that region There will be fourteen rar tones there next season California is the leading State In production, with eight factories, including: the largest in the world. The Immense amount of pulp and refuse left after the extraction of the sugar appeals especially to the farmer and the corollary industries that grow out of farm products. No other feed Is so valuable and so cheap for the dairy and stock feeding Interests as beet pulp. These factories turn out from 4S to 50 per cent of the original weight of the beets worked In the form of the refuse or by-product. Sugar beet seems to respond especially to cultivation In the arid region, where it has given better results than any other crop. The arid section has been enabled to cope wtth othfr sections of the country where the crops have been produced by natural rainfall, not only In the amount of tonnage an acre, but in the higher sugar contents and the purity of the beet. The results in Utah have demonstrated the feasibility of the central plant idea, with branches scattered at numerous points for performing some detailed part? of the work. BETTER COAL FOR TRAXSPORTS. ARMY VESSELS HAVE DIFFICULTY IN CSING JAPANESE SUPPLIES. Washington. April 28.-The Quartermaster's De partment of the army has directed Major John McE. Hy<le, quartermaster at Nagasaki, to make every effort to procure a better coal for the trans ports which coal at that place. The necessity at coaling at Nagasaki became apparent soon after the United States took control at Manila. Coaling could be done from a collier In Manila Bay, but only for six months in a year. The remainder of the time It is found impossible to get a ship and collier together with safety. Arrangements are now made to coal in San Francisco and Nagasaki an.! no oftener in Manila than necessary. Major Hyde has been Instructed to ascertain which Is the best coal to bo found In Japan and to contract for a continuous supply for the transports. The Japanese coal Is not the best, but It Is found to b* the most economical that can b« used. It costi about $4 a ton. while Australian coal taken tn N itrns.-ikt and resold costs about $12 a ton, owing to the high duty placed upon coal by Japan In the interest of her own coal fields. The great drawback to Japanese coal Is the. fact that it contains too much sulphur, and instead of the combustion occurring In the furnace It often goes into the pipes, and is destructive to that part of the boilers. Much of the repairing that has been DIAGRAM OF THE TEMPORARY QUARTERS OF THE N. Y. STOCK EXCHANGE IN THE PRODUCE EXCHANGE BUILDrSO. found necessary to the army transports hrvx been about the holier.'' which hav<. been damaged by Japanese coil. At the same time, owing to the great cost of coal brought from Australia, It is found more economical to use the Japanese ro.il rather than pay the higher price for the Australian product. The navy does not use Japanese coaL At San Francis. -o the quartermaster's department pays the highest price for coal. Most of It reaches San Francisco as ballast, but some comes from North Pacific ports The department is now experiment ing with coal from Utah, and It Is believed that It can lie shipped to San Francisco and sold lower than other coals which are now purchased there. /V ITS XFW QIARTERS TODiY. STOCK EXCHANGE TO BEGIN BUSINESS IN PRODUCE EXCHANGE BUILDING TO-DAY. The Xew-Virk Stock Exchange will resume busi ness this morning in Its new quarters In the Produce Exchange. The change of properties anl paraphernalia, which was made last Saturday from the old building In Broad-st., is expected to result in little confusion to the brokers. The telephone booths, the trading posts, the annunciator and the cable offices have be^n re-established in the big red building Si Broadway and Stone-sf.. just about ns they were in the Broad-st. house. To help those members, however, who mny be confused, a great map. representing the new floor plan, has been posted in the middle of the room. It shows the long line of private telephone booths ranged along th»» north side of the room, where a partition sep.-i.-stes the Sto-k Exchange from the Produce Exchange. N'cxt tn the telephone booths are thre rows of trading posts Around the edge of the room, in its soiJtlrA - e*.t corner, are other trading centres. The cable offices are .angtd -ilons the Stone-st. side of the room. The annunciator has been placed on the eastern wall. The rostrum stands opposite, on the Broadway side of the building. READY FOR MAY DAY PARADE. Arrangements were completed yesterday for the Joint parade and mass meeting In honor of May Day. to be held next Saturday by the Central Fed erated Union and the Social Democratic party. The paraders will as=emole in Fourth. Fifth and Sixth sts. between Flrst-ave. and the Bowery, and Will start about 7:30 o'clock in the evening. About twenty-five thousand persons will be In line, After the parade a mass meeting will be held in -front of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, at which addresses will be made by Samuel B. Don nelly, former president of the International Typo graphical Union: Professor George D. Herron. Job Harriman, Benjamin Hanfo-d, John Hawkins and Robert J. Campbell. IXDIAX TERRITORY OIL COUPAXY. ; South McAlester. Ind. T., April 28.— A charter. has been issued to the Indian Territory Oil Company, with a capital stock of $500,000. to develop lands in this vicinity that are believed to be rich in oil. Strong indications of oil have been found from ; time to time, and recent investigations are said to have resulted in the discovery of the -product in •urn quantity as to warrant the erection of a per manent plant. • . OBITUARY. JAMES DOUGLAS REID. James Douglas Reid, known to telegraphers throughout the country as "the Father of th* Telegraph." died at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home. No. 244 West Nlnety-nlnth-st. Mr. Reid had been HI for many week?. Mr. Reid gained the title "Father of the Tele graph" because he was a pioneer in its establish ment and a confidant and associate of the in ventor, Professor Morse. He was born in Edinburgh. Scotland, on March 22. ISIS. in i\3t he moved with his family to Toronto. Canada, where he took a place as a Junior clerk in the Toronto branch of the Com mercial Bank of Kingston. He came to the United States in 1537. and became a clerk In the Rochester Postoffice under Henry O'Reilly, who In 1545 ob tained a contract for the construction of a tele graph line from Philadelphia to Pittsburg from Amos Kendall, then Professor Morse's attorney. Mr. Reid was made an assistant to Mr. O'Reilly in the construction of the line, and was assigned to the building of the first section, from Lancaster to Harrisburg. Perm. His next appointment of Im portance was as superintendent of the Magnetic Telegraph Company, a line from New-York to Washington, and also as superintendent of the At lantic and Ohio Telegraph Company. In 1536, when the Western Union began to absorb lines. Mr. Reid was made superintendent of the New-York, Albany and Buffalo Telegraph Com- JAMES POfOLAS RF.IP. pany. which was soon afterward absorbed by the Western Tnlon. several other companies with which he was connected were also taken in sub sequently. He founded and edited "The National Telegraph Review," a quarterly of the early fifties. In Iv 7h~ published his first edition of "The Telegraph In America." In 188) he was made consul at Dunferm llne. Scotland, and retained this place until 1897. Mr. Reid was intimately acquainted with Pro fessor Morse. Cyrus W. Field. Hiram Sibley. P»ter Cooper. Marshall O. Roberts, Wilson G. Hunt, Will iam ''ti'.len Bryant and Henry Ward Beecher. Several weeks lun Mr. Reid submitted to a sur gical operation for the removal of a large tumor. H« rallied despite his four score years and twn. but a se.-ond operation for a small cancer became necessary. He did not recover from that Tdeal. Since then his attending ptmtcten. Dr. Sanders. has been a frequcat visitor Lift was sustained by stimulants. 81 HIDE OF WAS I ETEM I V. Cleveland. Ohio.— April 3ft.— Joseph C,;. :it;i:i£j. of Chicago, committed swtrMfi to-daj by throwing himself underneath a Tretght trim i:; tne I^ake Sh^'Te yards .it CoJllnwood. ras between sixty and seventy years old and .i veteran of the Civil War. An examination of th« selosed a pension voucher bearing the nanv- of Joseph Glen ning and the address N'.. 4.^11 lit. st-a d-st. He serve. l in an Illinois regiment. THE QCEEX'S COROXATIOX RIXG. From The London Chronicle. The Queen gave evidence of remark. courage and self-control for so young a woman at her coro nation. The ceremonial ring was a size too small, and Her Majesty pointed the fact out to the Arch bishop of Canterbury, who, however, told her that she must wear it whether it fitted or not. and she therefore forced it over he? knuckle. In a few moments th.> tinker began to swell and pain her excruciatingly, and. as she afterward said, It re quired all her self-possession to prevent her from screaming. At last It fortunate!} turned black and became numb. On her way back to Buckingham Palace sho never spoke a word until she alighted anil saw her little terrier in the entrance vestibule. "Thank God It is all over" "he exclaimed. "There's Dash"— and straightway hurried to her chamber to get the offending ring off. which was no easy mat ter. Only a few months ago Her Majesty, in turn ing over a jewel box. found this very ring, and re peated the anecdote to Jane Lady Churchill. APPROPRIATENESS of design, embodying dignified and approved art ideas, unquestionable sterling Value and substantial weight for endurance are essentials of FAMILY SILVER THESE qualities, together with the fact that any present choice may be easily matched in the future, make a selection from the Gorham stock especially satisfactory. THE GORHAM CO. Silversmiths and Goldsmiths Broadway 6c 19th Street and 23 Maiden Lane PRIVATE LIBRARIES HELPED. LIST OF SUCH INSTITUTIONS RECEIVING AII> FROM PUBLIC FUND 3. . .... The Rev. Dr. H. L. More-house, field ...-rotary of Mm American Baptist Home "Mission Society, in a letter to The Tribune asks the follvrwirg ques tions: (1) How Inns appropriations of public funds have been made to private or sectarian libraries In this city? O By what authority? (3) How many of these libraries have received aid? (») The amount of grants to each for the last three years? Controller Coler has furnished the foUowtas statement in answer to the foregoing questions: The appropriations for library purposes -were made pursuant to Chapter 3T\ Laws of 153" as amended by Chapter SS9, Laws of 1396. as follows: - - 1901 1000. 1500. I**- New- York Fr*» Or culatins Library. $51.830 CO $61..V000 8B&«S» »*; 000 Ai'itlir Free Li brary 3S.3MO* 28.29* 0* «J.!W*> «i.v» Webster Free Ll brary . 5.5-000 4.330C0 3.BSS I. »v» Cathedral Free Cir culating Library. IT l.V> no S>..W» 0O 8. SB* 8.!»o» University Settle mm Society 5.730 CO 4.W0 0O torn 4.ort> XVAsh'Rton Heights Library :... 4. *••<•) 4.430C0 3.900 3.»*> Malnr n •!•;« Free Library . . . ».3f¥>«> 9.MA 00 »..VO ».yw> St. Agnes' s Fr>"» Library 7.7T>Or« «.T.-->OO S.« 8» 5.000 You n's Woman's Christian Assn.. .Y.WOrt 5.« V» 00 5.350 5.30© Harlem Library... . 7.73000 7.S*>o» C.4"*> 2.400 Mechanics' and Tradesmen 7.7*0 00 9,000 00 3.000 Tenement H -» v » <• Chapter Library. l.«C0fl« 1.133 0«> / TOO — — Brooklyn Public library 10O.00i>t» «..->2il 0© 42.«101> 6.300 Fr<*» Übrary, for _ Blind f. 435 » I*4 SO ••? Queens Borough Library 13,000 00 7.(6000 6.900 3.000 ¦. ¦:••* Men's *I nevolent Assn... £•*»«> MS 00 Tottenville Library 727 M ISO CO Union for Christian Worlt 11.23©c» 5.000 5.000 Totals $=9».«t3 30 «214.7T»3» $225.364 $131,300 Controller Coler said that while many of the Institutions named were not sectarian institutions, still they were not public libraries in the strict sense of the word, as their governing boards were not subject to municipal control. Th« ab solutely public libraries were the Brooklyn and the Queens Borough. The Union for Christian Work Library pot no money this year, he «aid. because. it Had become ,1 part of the Brooklyn Public Ll orary. He said that one condition accompanying the granting of the city's money was that any on* had a right to secure a book from these libraries, and doubtless could get one by the asking. Th<» Controller said that appropriations of public funds nave been made to private libraries since 1357. la which- year the following sums were allowed under authority of Chapter 66*. Laws of 1««. viz.: Xow- Lib Free <'irc;i! iting Library. $10/00; Apprentices' Library. J3.'»). MIXERS MAY HAVE LOsT THEIR LIVES. THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN IX MINE 'nrHEN^F^a DESTROYED ENGINE HOUSE. Latrobe. Perm.. April 3.— To-night the entlr* tipple, engine house and boiler house of the Dor othy Coal and Coke plant of the American Steel ami Wire Company is a smouldering mass of ruins, and. It is rumored that either four or six miners have* lost their lives, but at this time the rumor cannot be verified. The loss is estimated at 850,009. fully Insured. Two persons are known to be Injured. They are Superintendent Rodgers, partially suf focated while endeavoring to rescue entombed min er?, and William Gill, partially suffocated while as sisting Superintendent Rodgers in the work of rescue. Five miners were in the mine at the time, bw they knew nothing of the fire until twelve men descended the airshaft. which U 350 feet deep an.l told thm of the fact.. They were rescued, but there are rumors to-night that six more were m the mine at the time. Thirty mine mules were at the bottom of the shaft, and these have undoubtedly perished from the flames. The fire will causa over four hundred miners being thrown out of wor«c. the general manager says the fire is a btsr loss to the company. Pittsburg capital Is mostly Interested in the concern, and it U stated that the tipple and burned buildings will be rebuilt at once. THE KIM, AXD MARLBOROUGH HOUSE. It™* understood that me King will vacate Marl borough Bous*. with which he has been so Ion? associated, and that the ding will be occupied by the Heir Apparent. Built on the site of _th*» ancient pheasantrj of 5:. James a Pa lace . from designs by Wren, for the great Duke of Marl borough it was first occupied in 1710. In it died in 17« his strong minded and Impetuous widow. Sarah Jennings. Duchess of Marlborough. Accord ing to Horace Walpoie. the aged invalid, shortb before her decease, was assured by her physician that she must either be blistered— or die. She screamed -i won't be blistered, and I wont ale. and for a time she kept her word. ,.„_, Marlborough House was bought by the Crown for the newly married Princess Chariotte. but ab« did not live to occupy it long. Indeed ten years after her death there was serious talk of pulling It down However. It <• r\e.i as quartern for th« Dowager Queen Adelaide, and it was appropriated to the Heir Apparent in !n>>. He did not occupy Marlborough House until his marriage, ana in th* interval tht» building was used for the public ex hibition of the Vernon collection cf pictures. 3