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WHEELS CRUSH THEM. lT JS FEARED WOMAN AND MAX WILL DIE. VEHICLES AND CARP KNOCK DOWN THREE AGED PERSONS AS THEY CROSS THE STREET. «i>«rt) persons, a man and a woman, both ad .rtfl'lu years, sustained injuries, which it ie l^re* will prove fatal, in trying to cross streets JSerent parts of the city yesterday, and an ther aged woman had a narrow escape, a car being stopped last as she was knocked in front f '.; ■'. a cart. Vehicles were responsible for injuries in two cases and a car in the third. Ltsfle** tried to drag one woman out of dan m ' rtil" the person of the same sex who suffered probably fatal wounds lost a valise containing all her money and a!! she possessed of value. __^______ BULLDOG TO WOMAN'S AID HE WOULD riLL MEMBER OF HARrER FAMILY FROM DANGER. TRIES TO DRAG HER AWAY AS SHE LIES PROSTRATE IN FRONT OF A BROADWAY CAR Booze- an ugly looking bulldog owned by William Sullivan, of No. 239 West Forty-flfth- s t was made much of at Thirty-sixth- st. and 3roadwav yesterday, not so much for what he did as for what he tried to do. He tried to drag: a. woman from in front of the wheels of a north pound Broadway electric car. The woman was Mrs. Augusta Harper Lynde, sixty years old. of No. 2C«) West Fifty-sixth-st., a relative of the Harpers, the publishers. Mrs. Lynde was crossing Broadway when she found herself almost between a cab and a car, both northbound. She endeavored to escape, hut. being frail and not capable of moving fast, was knocked down by the cab and thrown in front of the car. The motorman of the car ap preciated Mrs. Lynde's danger and quickly ap plied his brakes. As he was doing so. Boozer saw Mrs. Lynde's position, and with almost humanlike instinct ran to the prostrate woman and commenced to tug at her skirts with his teeth. The cabman stopped his horse, jumped to the bM! ii m n and took to his heels. Several persons Tvprx to th<* assistance of Mrs. Lynde. including the two occupants of the cab that had knocked her down. They were Mrs. A. P. Tanner, of No. 223 Fi f th-ave.. and Miss Grace Campbell, of ■p 9 West Twenty-sixth-st. They pave their ra'-ds to Mrs. Lynde and offered to appear as •RitnesspF. should she desire to bring proceed ings ■gainst the cabman. They said they had just had luncheon and had engaged the cabman in die street. Some unknown friend of the cab driver to<~,k charge of the cab and horse. Policeman Murray, of the West Thirtieth-st. police staiion. at the request of Mrs. Tanner and Miss Campbell, called an ambulance from the New-York Hospital, but Mrs. Lynde refused tt!»c -1 treatment from Dr. Chittenden when he arrivrd. Police Serjeant Battin. of Police Headquar ters, was standing at the time of the accident at of the Marlborougt. Hotel, and wan one (•'. those who saw it. He engaged a cab and teofc Mrs. Lynde to her home. She said she was sufft-rinp only from shock. She said that Rollin Bsrper Lynde. a lawyer at No. 31 Pine-st.. is her son. After it was all over scores of persons who saw Boozer's vacant attempt at rescue patted hirr on the head and called him the "beet dog In the TOM." He paid no attention to caresses or compliments. He is about three years old, ani whiie Mgtty thought of by Mr. Sullivan has v.n pedigree. Some time ago, Mr. Sullivan says. Besaer caucht a thief in his home, and hung on to the fellow's trousers tili a policeman was called. iS AGEH WOMA3TB CALAMITY. RECEIVES PROBABLY FATAL INJURIES AND LOSES ALL SHE HAD IN THE WORLD. It Is probable that Mrs. Ellen Kane, seventy years aid. of No. 112 West Twenty-ninth-Et.. wIH die, it Is thought, as the result of Injuries Fhe received last evening when she was knocked Oorn and run over by an express wagon, at Fifth-aye. and Twentieth-st. Mrs. Kane was crossing the street on her way home, when she taw an American Express Company wagon ap proaching her at a rapid rate. She is infirm. tad she lost her self-possession. The horses knocked her down, and one of the wheels of the -R-agon. which was heavily loaded, passed over her left leg between the knee and ankle. Mrs. Kane screamed once and then became unconscious. Policeman Troy, of the West Thirtieth-st. station, sent a call for an am bulance to the New- York Hospital, and Dr. Chittenden took the aged woman to that insti tution. The driver of the wagon. Frank Halli xnar.. of No. I". Seventh-aye.. was not arrested. When Mrs. Kane recovered consciousness at the hospital, she became anxious about a valise which she- said she had had with her at the time of the accident. She said it contained $2U In money and some other possessions, all she tad in the world. It is believed that some one carried the valise away while she was lying senseless in the street. A RUNAWAY IN RIVERSIDE DRIVE. DRIVER of delivery WAGON' receives FRACTURED skull— automobiles in danger. A horse attached to a delivery wagon, driven by Solomon Baden, fifty-four years old, of No. 69 Montgomery- St., became frightened last night at One-hunflred-and-sixth-st. and Riverside Drive, and started down the drive at a pace that Imperilled the safety of many automobiles. In his attempts to control the horse Baden broke one of the reins. At One-hundred-and-first-st. the horse made a quick swerve to one side, to avoid an automobile, and Baden was thrown to the pavement, striking on his head. Policeman James Murphy, of the West One hundredth-st. station, captured the horse almost immediately after Baden was thrown out. The -river was removed to the J. Hood Wright Hos pital. He has two scalp wounds and a probable fracture of the skull. The wagon belonged to I- M. Hlrsch. a dealer In fruits and liquors at X*. 404 Slxth-ave. CAR RUNS DOWN AN OLD MAN. STRUCK IN PARK ROW-MOTORMAN SAYS VICTIM WALKED INTO DANGER. While crossing Park Row at. James-st.. last night, William H. Baker, seventy-two years old, i laborer, living at No. 188 Park Row. was knocked down and run over by car No. 66 of the Third Avenue Line. The old man's left leg was broken and crushed, and he was taken to the Hudson Street Hospital. Dr. Johnson, who attended the man. B aid that he would probably Ole Michael McGowan. the motcrman, of No. 150 **et Oae-hundrea-aad-tbirteeath-stM was ar rested. He said that Baker walked right in front of the car, ani that the accident was unavoidable. The conductor of the car. John Collins, of No. 242 East Eighty-ninth-st., was also arrested by Policemen Kaufman, of the Oak-st. station. MOUNTAIN IN EL AMES. TOP OF MANTXKA CHUNK BLAZING AND FIRE SPREADING DOWN THE SIDES -FARMS IN DANGER. Belvidere, N. J.. Nov. S.— Manunka Chunk Mountain looks like a volcano to-night. The whole top is blazing, and the fire is slowly spreading down the sides, making a beautiful sight. The fire on the top has been burning since last night, and the flames have spread down the sides in strips. The mountain is dense ly wooded, and If covered, where not yet burned, with a deep layer of dead and dried leaves un der the underbrush. Through this and through the underbrush the fire is raging. The long spell of dry weather has dried out the leaf falls of other years, and the earth itself seemed tc be on fire. Several farms and a num ber of railroad buildings are in danger from the spreading flames. Back firing and ploughing have been resorted to, and as the workers are well ahead of the flames, it is not thought any greater damage wili be done unless the fire de stroys the timber on the mountain. DRIXK CRAZED. RAX AMUCK. MAN WITTT BUTCHER'S KNIFE AND CLEAVER SMASHED WINDOWS AND FOUGHT POLICE. Armed with a butcher's knife, a drink crazed man ran amuck near Grand and Fifth sts., Ho boken, yesterday morning. He wrecked C. J. Tahen'p saloon, and was prevented from com mitting murder only by the intervention of three policemen. Thomas Koon«-y went to Hobok<=-n from Paterson three months ago and opened a butcher shop at No. 4-\ «irar.d-st. Of late he had been drinking heavily. He had In his employ as assistant Joseph Marshall. Yesterday morning Rooney became delirious, and. seizing a knife and a cleaver, made a dish at his assistant. The latter plunged through the plate glass window of the butcher shop. Roon-y dashed after him and Marshall sought refuge in Ta hen's saloon, whither his pursuer followed h'.m. Thomas Wren was behind the bar, and as soon as Etooney entered hi? wrath ppprned to turn njrainst Wren. H» ran behind the bar wiih knife and cleaver upraised, and Wren vaulted over the bar and dashed out Into the street. Rooney. seeing that Wren had escaped him. smashed the windows in Grand-st. with his cleaver, but In doing so dropped the weapon. A bystander seized it and made off. Rooney still had his knife, and was dashing hither and Ihither looking Tor Marshall, when Patrolman Myers r.ppeared, and after considerable f«n<--l-ng. succeeded in knocking the knife from Rooney's hand. He then closed with him, threw him to the ground and sat on him until the ambulance arrived. It was all that Myers and the two men in the van could do to pur the handcuffs on Rooney. Even after he had be<* n handcuffed, it was found necessary to tie him with ropes before placing him in the ambulance. Recorder Btantor sentenced Rooney to thirty days in the penitentiary. THE NEW SCHOOL SYSTEM. LOCAL BOARDS IN FORTY-SIX DISTRICTS WILL FIND PLENTY TO DO. A noteworthy change in the administration of the public schools of this city is to take place on February 15 next, by the operation of the amended charter. The Board of Education will still be the controlling body, but its administra tion of the schools is to be shared by forty-six local school boards. There will be forty-six members of the Central Board of Education, and each member of the central board will be a member of one local school board. The local board districts must be designated by the Roard of Education before February IT., as follows: Twenty-two wholly within the Borough of Man hattan, fourteen in Brooklyn, four in The Bronx, ft>ur in Queens and two In Richmond. In addi tion to the member of the central board, each local school board will have five members ap pointed by the President of the Borough and a district superintendent, designated by the City Superintendent of Schools. Each local board will have sufficient work to keep the members from going to sleep, although they work without pay. They must visit and Inspect all the schools in their districts at least once every three months, taking note of the at tendance of teachers and pupils, the discipline, the comfort, healthfulness and cleanliness of the schools, and the observance of the school laws In respect to teaching and sectarian doc trines. They are to make formal reports to the Board of Education in January and June each year, but It will be their duty to make immedi ate reports of any necessity for additional kindergarten or elementary school accommoda tions. They are to make recommendations for the erection of new buildings or additions, to try charges against school teachers, and recom mend fines or dismissals. Their recommenda tions in such cases are to be passed upon by the Board of Education. The change in the administration of the schools is expected to increase the interest which people in one district have in the schools of that district. It is not intended to permit politics to enter the schools, but rather to oper ate the other way. The change is not expected to make much difference with the work or pay of teachers in the schools. The law providing for the payment of teach ers' salaries and direct school expenses hy the special tax of four mills will be in operation in the coming year. The estimate of the Board ef Education for the expenses to come under the four mill levy was $15,665,000, but the Board of Estimate and Apportionment made a cut of £500,000 in the estimate, and the amount ap propriated for salaries was $15,151,884. The en tire appropriation for the schools of the city next year is about f20.000.000, and that amount does "not include the issue of corporate stock which may be needed for the acquirement of new school sites. Kew-York City owns most of its school build ings and has real estate of that kind worth n ore than f3O.O00l.O00!, exempt from taxation. Sometimes a city sells a school in a part of the city where business houses have taken the place of dwellings. In such a case the city gets a 'arge price for the real estate, and turns the money into the Sinking Fund, which is to take car" of the city debt. In other cases the houses are turned over lor the use of the Fire Depart ment or Police Department. The City College site at Twenty-third-st. and Lexington-ave., is 'valued at about $500,000. rVTEMEST /V MONTANA OIL FIELD. Helena. Mont., Nov. S— The interest in the Kintla Lakes (Kla.tb.ead County) oil fields is increasing. More than 1,250 claims of 160 acres each have been filed with the County Clerk, and records of more SSnTwai he nied soon. It Is predicted that three thousand claims will have been taken by next spring. Ft Paul and Minneapolis only on* night rrom New-York by the New-York Central. Inquire of ticket agents 415 or 1.21.5 Broadway. New- lor*. or S3S JTulton-Bt-, JUrookij a.— Advt NEW-YORK. SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 9, 1001. -SIXTEEN PAGES- »*s®s&£&»^ NEW TYPE OF FIREARM. GENERAL WHEELER AT HEAD OF COM PANY TU MANUFACTURE IT-TO REVOLUTIONIZE WARFARE. [BY TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBUNE-! Philadelphia. Nov. 8. — General Joseph Wheeler, who arrived in this city last night, announced to-day that he has come to make this city his permanent home, and to organize a stock com pany, with a capital of Srt.OUU.OUO. for the manu facture under a new patent of heavy ordnance and smaller firearms, which he confidently ex pejts will be adopted by the government for the arming of the new war vessels and the equip ment of the army. In the last few weeks Gen eral Wheeler has made several visits to this city on invitation of the head of the Cramps Ship and Engine Building Company, and, while negotiations between General Wheeler and the Crimp officials have not been completed, they have so nearly reached a successful conclusion that both they and bankers who have been in terested have no fear that publicity at this time will have any effect to break them off. General "Wheeler said to-day: I have entered heart and soul into this new project, simply because of my desire to have my country in ihe yossesslun of the moat effective weapons on earth. Money Is a secondary object. In the Spanish campaign our troops were equipped with rifles that were greatly inferior to those in the possession of the enemy. When I went to ihe Philippines I found the .same state of affairs. The native troops there have rifles that completely discount the rifles of our men. This invention Ib, however, pronounced revo lutionary by the army and navy officers who have witnessed tests. Of course the matter of ef}iiipx>lng an entire army is one that requires much time and consideration, yet I believe our troops will get the new weapons. Why. I will take one regiment equipped with these rifles and whip any three regiments on earth armed with other weapons. And the same applies to naval warfare with the big guns. The lack of recoil and the ra pidity of aition of big guns of this variety would turn the tide of any battle between ship? that were fairly evenly matched. The question of recoil is of first importance. A soldier doesn't mind the first few kicks of his rlfile. but by the time he hue tired seven or eight phots his shoulder shrinks involuntarily before each dis charge, and after th;i; there can be no mow accuracy of aim. A woman can fire one of these rifles al! day. Our plans call for a great factory that will be notable even in this city of vast industrial works. We came here partly owing to an invi tation from Cramps, but whether or not a deal win be entered into with that firm is stil! uncer tain. Overtures have heen made, and the ques tion Is pending. Possibly there will be no direct connection between the firms, and stil] we may have a site close to their works. That Is another matter not fully worked out. Our secret tests have been witnessed by many government officials, officers and business men. and have met every requirement. Our gun works BO f.ist that th" only practical means of measur ing its speed was the erection of a great circular target of zinc which revolved at a known speed. We fired along the rim. and by many tests proved that the gun could fire twenty-five shots a second. Edwin P. Cramp, vice-president •'.nd treasurer of the Cramp company, said to-day: My brother Charles, the president of our com pany, and myself have witnessed several tests of the new gun. and are greatly impressed. It * 8 truly a wonder; it is even revolutionary, and I have never se«n its equal. Regarding any pos sible business combination I cannot speak "in yet. Certainly no deal has yet been arranged, although General Wheeler has made us a propo-. tion. You may quote, me. however, as saying the gun is a wonder. C. H. Clarke, Jr.. of the banking firm of E. W. Clarke & Co., In the Bullitt Building, said to-day: I am greatly impressed with the possibilities of the new gun and have witnessed tests and talked with General Wheeler and others inter ested with him. If things are arranged in ac cordance with certain views I have presented I will probably make a large investment. George E. Bartol, president of the Bourse, has invested largely in the stock. He eaid to-day: The negotiations lack little nave the comple tion of details It has been decided that capi tal stock to th« amount of $6,000,000 shall be issued, probably par at $100. of which $500,000 has been subscribed in this city. We do not expect to make any public offering- of the stock. The puns have been tested, not only in this city at the Cramp shipyard, but In secret by government inspectors at Newport recently, at which w-re present four admirals and five gen erals. The gun utilizes the waste power of the gas generated by each discbarge of a gun in neutralizing all recoil, in ejecting the empty shell and reloading the rifle A smail hole is bored In the rifle barrel about four inches from th<> muzzle. Connecting with this hole is a small tube running back to the breech. Through the hole in the barrel about six pounds of the sixty thousand pounds of gas generated at each discharge escapes into the lower tube. Inside of this tube is a piston rod which moves with every Inrush of gas. and by acting against a colled spring provides the power which neutralizes '.he kick and also ejects the old sheli and slips a new cartridge into place. The rapidity with which this Is done can be guessed by the fact that the only time when gas is forced into the lower tube Is while the bullet furnishes resistance In passing- aloiyr the last four Inches of the barrel. This time is esti mated at one-peventy-five-hundredth part of a second. In the 3-inch rifle the gas generates a force estimated at about three hundred tons. In small arms the cartridges are generally inserted In blocks of five, and these can either be fired singly or practically instantaneously by one pressure upon the trigger. To sum up, the gun at e,-i< h pressure of the trigger fires five shots through a single barrel, ejects the cartridges, one by one. and reloads the weapon, and all without any recoil. In this way a speed of fif teen shots a second, or about eighty a minute, can be attained through a single harrel. Owing to this lack of recoil the carriages of the bis guns can be made much lighter than in the rifles and cannon now used, effecting a great saving of weight on all classes of weapons. MISER IjID MONEY IX CLOSETS AFTER HIS DEATH IT WAS FOUND IN VARIOUS PARTS OF HIS HOUSE BANKBOOKS DISCOVERED. "Tim" Gibbons, sixty-five years old, died sud denly at New City. N. V., Wednesday night, and Coroner Smith, who made an investigation yesterday, was surprised to discover that Gib bons, instead of being a very poor man. as every one thought, had considerable money. A large part of it was stored In many places in his house, in which he lived alone. The money was all over the house. It was found In bureau drawers, in boxes and stored away in closets and pantries. The total sum found in the house was .■N>,3r>4 r>4. It was mostly in bills, although about |11S was in gold and silver. In a bank book of the New-York Savings Bank was en tered the sum of $3,000. A bankbook of the Greenwich Savings Bank showed a balance of nearly $3,600. Anoiher bankbook showed a bal ance of ?e.TB ~.~. The total sum in cash and in the banks is $10,033 1R The money and bankbooks have been turned over to the County Treasurer. It is said that Gibbons has a brother and sister living. Some years ago It is said the man Inherited a sum of money, and this, with his earnings, he had saved by living: poorly. A NEW PRINCE OF WALES THE KING CONFERS THE TITLE ON THE HEIR APPARENT. COBDENIBM THREATKNED BY THE BOER WAR— EXHIBITION OF ENGLISH ART— PERSONAL. (Copyright; 1901: By The New-York Tribune.) [BT CABLE TO THE TKIBtINE] London, Nov. 0, 1 a. m. — King Edward has a happy knack of doing the right thing at the tight moment, and the announcement that he has conferred the title of Prince of Wales and Earl of Cheater on the Duke of Cornwall meets with a chorus of approval. The duke has richly deserved the honor. It is a reward for the skil ful manner In which he accomplished his diffi cult mission to the British dominions beyond the seas. When the duke and duchess returned from their seven months' tour, it was stated in these dispatches that many days would not elapse before the heir apparent would be created Prince of Wales, and the only reason why the announcement was not officially published a week ago was because the King wished it to be made known on his birthday. The presence of the Chancellor of the Ex chequer on the platform is not desired by finan ciers, for consols go down whenever he speaks, although he contents himself with reminding the taxpayers that war is an expensive business. They are wondering, however, whether he -will increase the Income tax in commemoration of coronation year, or widen the area of indirect taxation. The price of consols is affected by the certainty that there will be borrowing opera tions on a large scale, but the probabilities are also strong that the wedge will be driven still further into Mr. Cobden's free trade system. The Unionist press, under the leadership of "The Times," is prepared to welcome a revenue tariff on many articles, in addition to sugar and coal. What Mr. Chamberlain would do is an open secret; he would take advantage of the oppor tunity for restoring a general tariff and con verting it into an imperial zollverein on lines suggested by his famous speech before the Canada Club a few years ago. Sir Michael Hicks-Reach lacks both courage and breadth of mind for a complete transformation of Eng land's financial policy. He watches revenue re turns more closely than anybody else, and is said to be convinced that the resources of direct taxation are practically exhausted, with evi dence that lean years are following fat years. A Unionist member of Parliament assures me that Fir Michael Hickn-Beach will not take a backward step, hut will increase the sugar du ties and tax other articles of general consump tion. There is a good deal of truth in the gen eral proposition that the Boers by keeping up hostilities another twelve months will compel the Treasury to revert to a tariff system and bury Cobdenism out of sight. While the English press is remaining confident that the Sultan will begin by one concession, and finally make a complete settlement, with the French Government, the truth is discerned that M. Delcasse In reviving an ancient claim to a protectorate over Roman Catholic, communities In Asia Minor, and reopening grounds of the •-'vitroversy which involved th»» Crimean War. Singularly enough, this French claim for the recognition of the Chaidean Patriarch and re dress of the wrongs of the Sultan's Catholic sub jects has the moral support of Russia, and a peaceful settlement Is well assured. It if reported that through the agency of the T'nlted States Embassy tne President has pur chawed the original drawing of Bernard Part ridge's cartoon In "Punch" representing Mr. Roosevelt In his oid guise as a Rough Rider. The cartoon appeared some weeks ago on Mr. Roosevelt's succession to the Presidency. The Story which describes the Russian Min ister at Peking as trying to force Li Hung Chang to sign the Manchurian Agreement on his deathbf-d is possibly not true, but it is re garded here as highly characteristic of Rus sian methods In the Far East. English news papers welcome the appointment of Yuan Phi KM as the Viceroy of Chl-Ll. He is credited with being nntl-Russlan. and is consequently ex pected to prove a great improvement on his predecessor from a British point of view. Mlsn Hobhouse Is a passenger by the troopship Roslyn Castle, which is expected to reach Eng land nbout November 22. It Is denied that she was arrested in South Africa. She was. it is believed, refused permission to enter the coun try by the military authorities: accordingly she was granted passage by a returning troopship which sailed five days after her arrival at Cape Town. The exhibition of the new English Art Club will be a dull show to-day. Moffat Lindner, who is usually In advance of his colleagues, has an impressionist study of a sunset off Christ Church Harbor, with splashes of scarlet ?ky and dark metallic waters aglow with crimson fire. Wilson Steer has two well balanced landscapes, with a fine play of light in meadows and trees, and one unpleasant study of the nude. William Orpen has succeeded in filling a room with air and in emulating the realism of Sargent's Venetian in terior in a picture entitled "A Window In a Lon don Street." The best portrait Is Francis Bates's "Chess Player." and the only religious work is "Emmaus." by W. J. Strang, with the central figure revealing Himself in the breaking of bread and to the eyes of the two Disciples. The open ing of the exhibition contains little evidence that the new men of English art are thinking for themselves. Herbert J. Finn has a collec tion, a modern gallery, of seventy-eight water color drawings of York Minster, Durham Cathe dral and other architectural subjects. These drawings are characterized by poetl- sensibility and mellowness of tone, the best being an even- Ing view of Durham Cathedral from the brink of the stream opposite the western towers. York Minster is also paJnted under similar conditions of light, and there are picturesque corners of Oxford with spirited sketches of Dordrecht and Voendan. C. F. Grlscom. Mrs. Frederic Bronson, and a large company of the guests of Minister Grls com's wedding a week ago are sailing for Ameri ca on the St. Paul to-day. L N- F. HONORS CONFERRED BY THE KING. London, Nov. B.— The Duke of Cornwall and York has been created Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester. Among the honors bestowed on the occasion of King Edward's birthday, which occurs to morrow, are a baronetcy upon the retiring Lord Mayor of London. Frank Green, and knicht hoods for Chief Justices Little, of Newfound land and (Stay, of Bermuda; S. A. Critchett. oculist to the King, and George Hussey. Mayor of Southampton. Sir Francis Plunkitt is made a Knight Grand Cross of the Bath, and Clinton Dawkins, formerly financial member of the coun cil of the Governor General of India and now a member of the firm of J. S. Morgan & Co., Is made a Companion of the Bath. A L Jones, president of the Liverpool Cham ber'of Commerce, who is head of the concern of Elder, Dempster & Co., is made a Knight Com mander of St. Michael and Bt Georgo, MR. LOW'S APPOIXTMEXTS. NAMES MENTIONED FOR THE POLICE, STREET CLEANING. FIRE AND PARK DEPARTMENTS. The appointments which Seth Low will make when he becomes Mayor excite widespread dis cussion not only In political circles, but also among the great army of city employes, who know too well that the present Tammany heads of their respective departments are soon to fall before tho pxs. Gossip regarding the new Police Commissioner is the most rife, and wherever two or more policemen happen to meet the ques tion is asked: "Well, is It going to be Greene, Partridge or Moss?" It thus appears to be the common belief among the members of the uniformed force that the most likely candidates for the place of Commis sioner of Police are General Francis V. Greene. Colonel John X. Partridge, the present State Superintendent of Public Works, or Frank Moss, formerly Police Commissioner under Mayor Strong. Those who are of the opinion that Gen eral Greene is likely to ' v " c man say that he was considered for the pfs of ec * office of State Pollee Commissioner when it was planned by the Republican leaders to pass a State Police bill at the last session of the legislature. -What has given still further weight t^< the belief that General Greene may be asked to take the office is the story which got abroad yesterday that the general would accept the appointment if It was offered to him. This report could not be veri fied, but friends of the general intimated that, in spite of the large business Interests which he has, he would take the place if pressed to do so. General Greene has had a wide army experience, wnich, in the minds of many, is an essential to the right kind of a Police Commissioner. Colonel Partridge is mentioned for the reason that he, too, has had army discipline, besides having been Police Commissioner under Mr. Low when the latter was Mayor of Brooklyn. Colonel Partridge was appointed by Mr. Low in 1884. Before that time he had served as Fire Com missioner of Brooklyn, having been appointed to that office by Mr. Low in ISS2. Colonel Partridge has a war record which was marked by many achie\-ements and successive promotions. He entered the Civil War as a member of the 34th Massachusetts. He was made a captain on Feb ruary fi, 1864. He was severely wounded at Drury's Bluff, and was later discharged on ac count of sickness contracted in the trenches be fore Petersburg. On leaving the army he made his home in Brooklyn, where he became a mem ber of the 23d Regiment. He resigned from the reeriment. of which he had become the colonel. Colonel Partridge was appointed State Super intendent of Public Works by Governor Roose velt to succeed George W. Aldridge. of Roches ter, and was reappolnted by Governor Odell. It was the opinion of politicians of this city yesterday that Colonel Partridge would accept the police Commisslonership. Colonel Partridge is now sixty-two years old. The appointment of a fire commissioner is awaited with the keenest interest by the mem bers of the department. A canvass among fir<* : men yesterday revealed the fact that James R. Sheffield would be a popular choice among the rank and file. Mr. Sheffield was Fire Commis- I j sloner under Mayor Strong. His record is . pointed to by hi- friends as one deserving of much credit. Before his appointment as Fire Commissioner tn succeed Anthony Ei'*khoff. Mr. i Sheffield achieved some distinction for beating | Frederick MoCloy, the Tammany Hall candidate for the Assembly m the Xlth Assembly District. McCloy was backed by John J. Scannell. the present Fire Commissioner, and the Tammany leader of that district. In the Assembly Mr. Sheffield's record was marked by in<^ej>endence. Among those mentioned for Commissioner of Street cleaning to succeed the inimitable Percy Xagle Is Captain Francis M. Gibson, the present deputy commissioner. Captain Gibson was a deputy commissioner under the administration of ( 'olonel Waring, and his know ledge of the system Instituted by Colonel Waring was su^h that he was retained by the Tajnmany adminis tration when Van Wyck became Mayor. Cap tain Gibson was originally appointed to his present position to succeed Major Charles K. i Moore. He served in the army under General I Custer, and was a lieutenant when General Custert command was wiped out by Sitting Bull ! in the h.ittle of Little XiX Horn. In Jane. IST'V Those who mention Captain Gibson say that | he is looked upon favorably by Mr. Low. for ! the reason that he was one of the six mem 1 hers of the Board of Public Improvements who I voted against the Ramapo steal. One of the men mentioned for Commissioner of Parks ie George Walton Green, who was a subway commissioner under Mayor Strong. Although there is still considerable talk of Frank Moss for Police Commissioner because of his former experience under Mayor Strong. U was the current of opinion yesterday that he might be called instead to take the place of Commissioner of Correction, which is now held i by Francis J. Lantry. When Mr. Moss was ' asked if he would accept an appointment as Commissioner of Correction, he said that he : could not discuss the subject. More than a half dozen men are mentioned for ! the office of Corporation Counsel, among whom are General Henry E. Tremain. Austen G. Fox and John C. Clark, the campaign secretary of ' Mr. Low-. General Tremain is president of the j Republican Club and a prominent lawyer, but ! is said to be averse to taking such a public of fice. Mr. Fox, so his friends say, has a large practice as a trial lawyer, which he would not care to give up. John C. Clark is more likely. | according to his intimate friends, to be the Mayor's private secretary. Robert Grier Monroe, counsel to the Commit tee of Fifteen, was also mentioned yesterday for Corporation Counsel. Charles Steckler. who. ac cording to one story, was looked upon as an available man for the place, said that he did not want the office, and that he had not gone into the campaign for political preferment. The report that District Attorney Phllbin I might be asked to succeed Mr. Whaler was de- I nied by Mr. Phllbin's friends, who said that he ! was eager to resume his law practice, which is I lucrative, for the reason that he had suffered j financially to a great extent from a recent fire I which had wiped out much of his property. H. De Forest Baldwin, too. Is mentioned for Cor poration Counsel, as is also William Hepburn Russell. It was said on good authority that the new office of Tenement House Commissioner, which was established under the revised charter, will I in all probability be offered Jacob A. Riis. Mr Low will arrive in this city on Tuesday from Great Barrlngton. Mass., and it is said ' that he will immediately canvass the field for | appointments. I COLONEL PARTRIDGE NON-COMMITTAL. Albany. Nov. 8 (Special).— A dispatch oame from New-York to-day stating that Mayor-elect Seth Low might select Colonel John N. Partridge, of the Borough of Brooklyn, the State Superintendent j of Public Works, as Police Commissioner of New- i I York. When asked if there was any basis for this report, Colonel Partridge said that he had no further knowledge of the matter than was obtain able from the dispatch. If he was being con !> sider><i for such an Important office it was per j sonaliy gratifying, but he did not know that he When asked If h p would resign his present office If he should receive such a proffer. Colonel Part ridge said he did not care to answer any hypo- ( thetfcHl questions. He would say. however, that he should not resiffn his present piaee without con 1 suiting Governor Odell. AXOTHER FLEET FOR MORGAN t NEGOTIATIONS FOR THE SALE OF EIGH TEEN STEAMERS BY HERR BALLIN. OF BERLIN. London, Nov. D.-The Berlin correspondent of "The Daily Mail" gives currency to a report that Herr Albert Ballin. of the Hamburg-Ameri can Line is in London negotiating for the sale of eighteen steamers to J. Pierpont Morgan. PRICE THREE CENTS. VAX WYCK CANT ACT. LOW WILL HAVE APPOINTMENT OP JEROME'S SUCCESSOR ON JANUARY L DECISION IN THE CASE OF COLONEL E. T. WOOD CITED A3 A PRECEDENT— A BLOW TO TAMMANY. Certain Tammany lawyers thought yesterday that they had discovered a kink in the laws that would prevent Seth Low from appointing a successor to William Travers Jerome aa Justice of the Court of Special Sessions. Under the» Public Officers act. they said. Jerome must qualify as District Attorney before January 1 by taking the oath of office. Kven if he did not resflsßj the office of Justice of the Court of Spe cial Sessions before taking the oath of office aa District Attorney, the 'egal "SSMUVST said, he \\ ovid become District Attorney at midnight on December 31, and at the same moment cease to be Justice of the Court of Special Sessions, be cause he could not hold two offices at the same time. L'nder the charter. Tammanvite? said. Seth Low would not become Mayor until noon on January 1. when he took the oath of office, and Mayor Van Wyck. therefore, would have the power to appoint Justice Jerome's successor any time between midnight of December 31 and noon of January 1. It was hinted that Mayor Van Wyck would not hesitate to use his power as Mayor on the morning of January 1. and It was said that he might preserve his jewel of consistency by appointing Henry W. I'nger to the office of Justice of the Court of Special Ses sions, keeping up his record for making unfit appointments. Another case which the Tammany lawyers had in mind yesterday was that of Justice Pat rick J. Keady, of the Court of Special Sessions in Brooklyn. Mr. Keady was appointed by Mayor Van Wyck for a provisional term, which, expires on December 31 at midnight. His suc cessor is to be appointed for a full term of tea years. The appointment of a successor to Jus tice Jerome would be until July 1, 1903. Brook lyn politicians have been talking of recommend ing Jacob Brenner for the appointment to suc ceed Justice Keady. but it was said by som«? of the Tammany lawyers yesterday that Justics Keady might be reappointed by Mayor Van, Wyck on the morning- of January 1. It will, perhaps, be shocking to certain Tam many legal lights to recall a decision of th» courts in the case of Colonel E. T. Wood, who was appointed to the office of Corporation Coun sel on the morning of January I. ISSS, in a frantic effort to prevent Mayor William R. Grace from reappointing K. Henry Lacombe to th.it office. A prominent jurist .said to a Tribune re porter yesterday that the decision in the case of Colonel Wood would apply exactly to th« case of any man appointed by Mayor Van Wyck on the morning of January 1 next, because the charter provision regarding the Mayor's taking the oath of office at noon on January 1 was the same as the provision of law in force at the time- Mayor Grace was sworn into office. Mayor Franklin Edson's term of office- expired on December 31, 1884, and on the evening of that day he left the City Hall with the understanding that William P. Kirk, the President of the Board of Aldermen, should be acting Mayor until noon the following day. The following morning Mr. Kirk had himself sworn in. as Mayor for a few hours, and he then appointed Colonel E. T. Wood. Mr. Edson's brother-in-law, as Corpora tion Counsel. Colonel Wood took an oath of of fice, and went to the office of the Corporation Counsel to demand possession of it Corporation Counsel Lacomb<» refused to admit Colonel Wood, and secured an injunction restraining him from performing any of the duties of Cor poration Counsel. Mayor Grace took the oath of office at noon on January 1. 1883 Fourteen days later he appointed Mr. Lacombe to the office of Corporation Counsel. The ease of Colo nel Wood was carried up to the Court of Ap peals and it was decided that his appointment was illegal. The decision of the courts in effect Mas that the Mayor, although not taking the oath of office until noon, actually became Mayor on the morning of January 1. and that it was the intent of the law that he was the only Mayor with power to make appointments to office on that day. 'If Mayor Van Wyck should make any ap pointment to office on the morning of January 1." said the judge already referred to. "th* courts would set such appointments aside as il legal on the basis of the decision in the Wood case One can be sure, too. thai the courts would feel bound in any case to sustain the in tent of the law that the Mayor who takes office on January 1 is the only Mayor clothed with power on that day to make appointments to office." TA MM A XV ■ ■ SNA PS" IX DAXGER MAYOR LOW WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO USE THE PRUNING KNIFE. There is ■ widespread belief in the city that Seth Low as Mayor will run a businesslike ad ministration which will reduce the expenses of ' city government. Every well informed man in I the city knows that the present Tammany ad i ministration has been squandering the city's money in every department by making places for political workers, who are worse than use i less as city officials. It has been the regular i practice of Tammany heads of department* ! to "make places" with fat salaries for their I favorites. The attention of the public has been called in, i the columns of The Tribune on several occasions <[ to the enormous increase in the number of city 1 employes in the Tammany administration- It ! has been pointed out that in all of the admin ' istrative departments there are too many clerks. 1 messengers and private secretaries drawing sal aries altogether out of proportion to the worst ; they have to do. Tammany heads of depart , ments as a rule have not spent much time in I their offices attending to their duties. It has been notorious that when newspaper SMS) want 1 ed to get information from them and sought for them at their offices they seldom found them there In most cases, too, the heads of depart ments have been unable to give information about the affairs of their departments. It has been the rule for them to refer newspaper men to some of the hard working employes who have had long experience and small salaries. In the pursuit of information the newspaper men have leaned that a commissioner and his highly paid deputy are in office mainly to draw salaries. They depend upon a few men o. ex- I perience who have been in the departments for years Associated with the men who do the work are many political workers who nave been placed in the departments as private secretaries, clerks and messengers, and are merely in the way. Some of the private secretaries are absent from the offices much of the time. Many of the ' messengers spend their time in making up pri- I vate scrapbooks for the commissioners. It is safe to say that the commissioners appointed by Mr Low could discharge SO per cent of the employes in the departments without interfer ing with the work of the departments. By cut tiny off the official heads of such useless city employes a saving of more than .50 per cent in the salary list could be effected, for it has b~>n the Tammany way to give the largest salaries to the employes who are of the .east use to tae Ci In" more than one department of the city gov- In more than one department of the city SJOSV ernment there have been reports that the m-? holding offices known as 'soft snaps" paid por tions of their salaries to the commissioner, and that they borrowed money from other em ployes and failed to repay it. The practice of borrowing money has been regarded as a method - of "shaking down" employes without political influence. It will be stopped by the discharge of the borrowers. ■_ --*'"■ , _ . • Many of the useless officeholders in the de partments believe that they will be protected by the Civil Service regulations, because they were Inducted into office through the Civil Ser vice Commission. The regulations however, will not Interfere with any head of department in a businesslike administration, who wants to. get xid. of useless timber. _.