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fEIULLOS ASSETS FEW.
X_l\)- ( LAI MS IS SEA I RED liahilitir* Exceed Haovrces by More than. $1,000 ,000. The schedules In the asslinment bf;Jaan M. -^^jps. John S. Kiske and Anderson C. Wilson. Jv| r . v -,p«>sr<i tne firm of J. M. Casaitlnsi & •". -p^gcra «n.i brokers, aC this city and Havana. Cuba. «w filed yesterday in the ■■puma Court. ■Hie firm mad- an .TK.-^ninent to William V. ■asM ■•• B«ilr«asi & Cromwell, on October 10. The f ..,-.ii.s show liabilities of |2^»MM'«t. .^.niir.il «J*?ts of J5.€52.030 12. actual assets at jl lf.6.T«* -"■ Am one the principal secured ore* ltor » are Banco Nacionat de Cuba, %",:>', 5 :,.",. Kni- ikerbx-ker Trust Company, $:OS/Jir.: Alfred) L Mariellcy. $74,771: James Ward & -Co.. 550. nn.l* T. T. Adums. j:B.-*00; w. L. Solomon. $100.- POi'. *rr""S 1 * principal unsecured creditors are Ir^.e Cchallos dc Bans, JHS.3IS: X. Castano. lIIUOCC Am.Mnck £ Co.. $24,170; Sucresire Cen trall Col. •*<■». |€9^?5: Western Trust Savings Bank. 13.M1: Moron Realty Company. $ol,9C0: CVS of Ma> I tec tW.tST. and Jucaro Realty Ompany; »n.«00. justice O'Gorxnan. of the Supreme Cnurt, di r^cted the BBIKaWS to file a bond of Sr/m.OOO, which "a - furr.ishcd by the American Surety Cwnpa n>-. y r^ secured ad partly secured claims of creJi" 1 " 8 acsr^pa** 11.121.74999. but the actual value of the securities Bsadajßd To protect them Is only S'"> ( V'..4<** -■". The unsecured claims amount to .<]>(ii"..lf>.: "••". This, with the .-lams pre fe.-re.-i hy sta";t". arnotintins to Sli.ir.l 63. makos the totai ilabillti«i of the firm t£&K>.293o& Th« miscellaneous seta ar» scheduled at $*>!.">,- I'4»>.:". their actual \alue being placed at $200. t;i* nominal value of th* SUveita A- Co. ac »nur.T Biid other accounts In which that (Inn was Interested fstill in confusion* is Riven at .?."»14. ••g7^ ; actual value nor Ptat»d. The secured ~)avv*. ■mounting; t« |2fC,06?25. are secured by collateral, the actual value of which hi $276. |^AS(i f>v.<\ the partly secured claims, agere faTirc .«:'lf».<^7 34. have as collateral only .-» a =• iteu i ■ • be creditora, i 1 hai BrpT-aifal? mad*, by competent ex oerti of in* larger part of the Important prop irtW and criTfrprise* in «chleh the. assigned estate j, interacted a refereive to wliiob »t« made in my circular letter addressed to yej under date of Octo ber SI. IW! These enterprise?, located chiefly In . ijba «re mod «f them Incorporated, the interest f,r ,)-« assieried estate tberojn iHng represented cmly-bv rtOCIH «nd bond", a !ar«c» fraction of «I<Mi in rtarxx caves, has be«ti ]-,ypptheoated. For th»se Ftoikf «nd hftMs there i» no market, r.nd they '■are tw iwirket val'je. As » consequence, after tnurb conelderatJwn of the suoje'-t. no statement of riie "a-ful value" thereof has been attempted in llff pr^Pil ;1p« That does r\nt wnn. however, that in particular instances, there la not preat value, irttt*! «n<l potential, in the properties themselves nVijch belong to thwe en'»rpri»=ep. Ind»e<j. the ap rraicall> hay» phnwn s^jiri valiie. Nevertheless. th« difficulry Involved in giving- to the interests of the »tsij:i.e,l <^«:ia'» In #in-h pr»rertt«>s any definite v^Vie. i-s a pan of [he assets, is at once apparent. fte.-ocr.trinjr the primaTy importance of the nil v*i»)i >'!ca r i*omrany and the relation to that rora- Tiar.v of the r -.>.•» :iot only through Its Jximihnliiins and sio,.-kVioldirjr interest, tlie greater wrt "f tl.e h.inds Vrf»inE b> po'.riecated • secured .•reditors. bu» «!s<> hy reasr.fi" of the h»av;. liability i»o*sibly r»stinc iu-n.n the *ctat.* by teason of tiie *»(•• that ibe contract for the erection of the sucar •r.i;i st xh" plxntation was made in the names of Cebanos i- • 'o. and -■-,<*-■•■" lia^e pronptly taken up tb** (jiiestion nf • .•• readjustment .if t!>e affairs "f tl"» company, ord. I.i that connec tion hu» with ti'.e sanction of the company. "*•!' 1.. L.ir,d^n John P. F:ske. of i-ejiallos «V Co., who. j.i'tirg mid"r the advic* of one of mv counsel now 'vl Lordin. Uas l>ea n f rvr several w»ek« in constant ! •conation nitii the parties in interest In Great B-itaiii In d'j* muiw, the interested creditors nay be invited to cent regain re.jrpanlzati'>n rropositiiTis Bessr* Bih-eira A- r*.. if Havana, through whom ih»J'uban soldiers' •warrant -•••-•■• and the bank ing V'Usir.'^s of the Silveira » :«fi«r Company were, brzelT c'<ridui ted. are now actually In liquidation jniiT the .'uhan law. TharMSgai mv intervention, on tout ly>>.aif. in tiie ?e!eciion of a liquidator for thai c nr. i' is heij.-v«"i that a wise choice V.as been ■niad*. d Ibe liojiid.ition ia prfice^dm^ as rapidly 3* tray be. Mr. Silvejra. I lia\e learned from di r*-.-- !:iquiri'«. is nr.w. -it was until recently, in ('ar«'-as. IVoezaela, where ha i.ad taken a house. This t'ulimi soldiers' warrant business, compll r.i'.-^ pi •:)«• »^st. hns been thrown into ainy.^t In eTTri' ai ■'»• ronfaskm by the manner D which tiie fc'isines* »rts conduct e.i hr Slveira & Co. (upon «i:nm s.i yiarti»s re]ird and whom all can 'm pHcltlT trusted i with ''•'bsilop •". Co. and the other parties m ii.t'-rtßt. B»foro definite statements of 'hat r>u=:n»ss cars 1>« made, the involved, bookkeep er taniri*. both ber« stul in the hooks of Sllveira * <*o. must be anravelled, ar.d accountants, em p!oy*d on your behalf. :<re r-ncrcetically at work 19 thaT «-!t<l It may become rieoessary. at the P»-n t ,«> r rim*", tn Invite the creditors as a body, or ifcei" more 'ntimaiely concerned, to .-onsider many qceftiwM arisiriff out of the lntere*ta of <he as *!m»'i es'^'e in these varimis mitljins enterprises. H.iXK STATEMENT BID Largest Deficit Reported for Any Wed: in Many Years. AtUi ipations.of « i>a'.i nark statesa* I yesterday ♦ ere riiore Hum reiiliK»-d nrhaa it was ... Urn »eek> Furpluf or Jl,«S.i*i over the required iw«rrv* of t}j» As««Miaied Ranks had been wiped «'Ut urid a deficit of J>i.T«i:'.:Ts had lv»en created. This lofi-it i« !h^ Tavrest eT*T reported for this we«»Vc of 'he y'-ji a-jd the largest for &r.y week in many s«»m Loan* <i»<T»«nt»d only H *>"..,'«•, but Uiere *■«* « loss •' J.- •«»' In cash, the largest single l«s b^.tig that repon^d by tn* First National R-nk. $-...n>.o. a* a result «r the changes In the li^r .:'.,\ cash item« deposits decreased $i«.457.2n0. . r,«. ,j^ ; ,.;, jc iY,^ fojrtj. o » x \i- present year, those j;r*vi«v:F,y nrf^ri hnvin^ b.eti ■■■ November 3 fl e>qM-jaber 8 av.n Aiwii T. .The *\o<V. ir,a»k^T faJl»d to develop wealuteaa <.i« ta* appe^rannr of the bank statement, -- n,g off only momentarfly and *h~n rallyins a little It was *iio\m ••■»—.• weak «h.>win? of the HTltf KOUid har* tlie effec-t f.f tndi.clti)f the Secre r«rj' of ?h.- Treasary to take ..»rly measures of re lOW -Kf*-\i. Tder- were njtain allegations of ■-•'■ .-relation »it(, the obj^'-t Of getting tl »> Secre -!>■ ?., irr.rvene. 8 ,-, d t:ii« report had tit- ••ft»c tof ' ' " Ins »hcrt sel!!t;jr. ■I CHATFIELD MAY GET PLACE Woodruff Expects His Appointment as Judge of Eastern District of New York. IKroni Th» Tribune Rur»»u J Dc V— "ln ail probability Thr.ma« J. Chat field will I*> ai>p«iinte«i United Xt a*"? Judce for the Eastern District of Ne-.v rork to rucc«N>d .Tj.]«;e Thomas," said Timothy T.. Woodruff jo-nigh «ft*>r a conference with ■;h» PresMent. in iKhJch candidates for the t'a^apcy ne t e . - .•»(■! s>mbMi of the Bro^k. lyn dHesratJon who last ni^ht had not united " n * n >' on*- candidate seemed to approve of Mr. 1 l ia«fi«-i(i> pe|o. tion to-dsy. although. *om« of 'nern had individual preferences among the five ■*'j'l!< lutes most prominently mentioned for the I'.aie. The '.a.an-v need not be fil>.l until Jan ■">':■ 1. *•- »i)* renisnatitm <»f Jude>* Thomas. •HBO E<>es to the Stat*» Supreme Court; does not •!t.e effe« I until then. Park&Tilford FOUNDED I&40 Park 6c Tilford's Confec tionery is characteristic of their food Standards. Ab solutely pure — temptingly delicious — a perfection of quality unsurpassed! E»rlr Holiday Order* ir. ,•-.: at Store inert con»cnleat to you Bro»4v/ay «nd Twenty-fir*t# Street* Broadway and Forty-first* Street* ■*'' Avenue and Fifty-ninth Street. s «th Avenue near Ninth Street. r olumi>u« Avr.flfc, Seventy- second St Those who drink EVANS' Ale never complain about fleeting pleasures. They find new ones in every bottle iui>«. H(it», t B* waarsai* aad DeaHes BAJLFA" AGAIN DENIES. Alleges Perjury in Answer To At torney Generals Charges. Dallas. Tex . Dec. S.— Senator Bailey gave out an open letter to-night addressed to Attorney Genera] Davidson answering a letter of the Attorney Gen eral issued last night, setting out copies of papers of the Waters-Pierce Oil Company which the At torney General says are in his possession. Senator Bailey at the outset says that the Attor ney General fn Ills letter of yesterday has elim inated "very much from the discussion by eonflrm -tig what I had said in my open letter to you." The documents, he nays, do not suport th«» inferences which the Attorney Genera! previously mad*--In deed, he «ays. the voucher for $3.3 m and the nota tions upon it show conclusively that this sum was lent to him by H. C. Pierce, and not by the Wa ters-Pierce Oil Company, and bills receivable upon It shows that Pierce borrowed money upon it from the oil company and that it was not treated as an item of expense. As to the alleged voucher purporting; to show that hte oil company had paid $I..VK> to Henry * Etribblin* and the memorandum that It had been paid, upon draft of Senator Bailey, he. pays that if he had ever drawn such a draft it must have passed through at least two bank«. leavinc a rec ord behind. H- suggests that the Attorney General apply to the banks and ascertain if th»re were such transaction. He pays: Now. sir. if you can prove by any single bank that I ever drew a draft; In favor of Henry * Strlbbllns:. or either of them, on the Waters-P:»r c Oil Company, or H. C. Pierce, or J. D. Johnson, or any other individual, firm or corporation for %X.y*> or any other rum. I will r«st«m my s-at in the Senate and retire forever from public life. I will fC further than this. If you can produce any order. receipt or memorandum In favor of Henry At Strlbhlln*. or cither of them, bearing my signature, indorsement or approval, I will resign my peet in the Senate and retire from public life forever. Tie declare* ha never heard of a. loan to Henry *• Ftribblins by the oil company. Pierce or Johnson, «nd that the alleged telegram published by th« At torney General was never mentioned to him re motely at any time or by any man. Quoting the voucher purporting to show a loan of 11,7-^0 to htm by H. < '. Fi«ree end the letter of Pierce reqiiestlns; the Standard Oil Company to send Bailey exchange for the amo-ir.t. Senator Bailey dr«jws attention to what he. terms a curious feature or said letter— namely, the =r-i»emeriT that I'ne writer (Ptercei had advanced the amount to Bailey, but that Bailer had repaid it. followed by the request that exchange should be sent to Bailey for the amount and that tlie. same should be charged upon the books of the company. Mr. Rnii»v says this statement Is preposterous. He, declares thai he. got the money only once, and yet the purported letter would sho.v that he re ceived It twice .Senator Bailey declare* that the Attorney Gen eral has wholly failed to produce a shred of .--, i <ie!!'-e that lie assisted in returning the Waters- Pierce (Ml Company to the state after it had been ousted, or that he had *■ ted as attorney for or received compensation from It He declares that he had represented Pierce publicly in many mat ters, and continues: Nothing in your much he!»ln><j document*, some of ■ em stolen. some of them forged, and still others Irrelevant, confused and confusing, dis proves anything I have said They onfv tend to show that I have had business relations with U. '. Pierce, a fact that 1 had fre quent myself assort a* and that I had borrowed money" from him which money I repaid to th* last dollar. Remarking thai v'no Attorney General lias talked. much about his ••sonce of duty." Senator Bailey complains that li« ha.« not been treated fairly in being denied an opportunity to examine the papers in the possession of the Attorney General, and i-oneemiag * • public stat«rn*r's ii - I believed that when I asJ4-»d you for permission to »xamin^ the papers that they lin rl been (oig-il In whole or it, part. In connection with the transi tion of which I had no kn-'wl^dpe. and sine*' read me the iio< iin.f.,i» in print. I am certain that aome ■>!' them are forgeries. H«» >ay« tit« Attorney General must have known that the man from whom iie received the papers had stolen them from the flies of 111 employer, and he should have known that a thief would not hesitate to commit forgery. Senator Bailey con cludes: 1 willinely leave for the <i»-t;eiH and falr-mlndeil men of Texa« to say how mm h wejplu they will attach to document* furnished by a man who either robl>^d •ii«» riles of his employer** office or forge.l in*- [«p>r* which you are lining and the evidence, of wlio»e false swearing cannot deceive tiie officer* of the Kate EEt oitl) MONTH IN IHOX. \r:<: York's Exports in November Reach High Mark. New York handled »re than four times an much Iron and steel material for export this last No \»mber .is the combined tonnage eormfrned through Baltimore and Philadelphia to various foreign < ountriei. This I* a record breaking proportion of monthly <«rjipm<*r.ts made abroad through this port. Compared uith Baltimore. New York shipped more than "ye ti!»<** as much and nearly a score of tim*s more than Philadelphia. For the previous month the figure* show that New York took rare of only three and a half times a« much as Baltimore and ten times more than the •juaker City. The November proportions were New York. 4<C tons; Baltimore. 5.231 tons; Phlln «1«-Jphia. 1.477 tons. The total exports Through New- York a:.<l other Atlantic seaport points were L - T.4H2 ton* Lift month, the nniH!!*sT tonnage of any one •:)•<!.' for two years past. This is owinjt to the unprecedented demand for domestic consumption. These shipments abroad refer to fiteel rails, billets, beam*, blooms, bar*. palvMnlzed iron. wire. wire nail*, ate The November exports were fully 30 »r com below those of the previous month. One of the most Interesting shipments made last month ■who a four flcnire cargo of steel hoops, which was «Hspatch»d to India, whero heretofore the British have held the. market Twelve thousand seven hundred and ei^hty-nva tons of aieel rails went abroad in November, as i ompared with 20.0K tons In October. Last month's shipments included <.SO6 tons. in two lotß. to the Far Bast. 4.177 tons of which were sent to < he rau'.po Torea. for n>*» in the Seoui-Wiji road. 'i nis line is being built into Manchuria by the Japanese. Three thousand two hundred and thirty-six tons Went to the Argentine. Republic for the Buenos Ajtm electric lines. Two thousand one hundred arid twenty-el:?ht tons went to Japan for use In the extension of the government railways. For utiliza tion in th« construction of the Morella * Tacam horo Railway, which American capltaljsts are build ing in the State of fefienoacan Mexico. 3.223 tons went forward. The nlllet shipments represented only 1.026 tons laat month, an again*! 9,517 ions for October. The November consignment* went tnalniy to Liverpool. seven lots. arnounttng to J.iVA tons, coin? to that Kncli'h port, while one lot Of 4*3 tons was sent to Manchester. There was His., a shipment of !.9?o tuna for Newport. Wales. THL PRESIDENT SENDS PHOTOGRAPH White House Picture Will Be Raffled Off at Fair at Middletown, N. Y. I R> TeUgtaph to Tr.~ Trf'.ttir.e l Mildletown. N. V.. Dec. «. — President Roose velt ha« i"*nt. a iiholopraph of the White House. with inn autograph, to the De Witt Fife and Drum Corps, which hold* a f^!r here next' week. The photograph will be raffled off. When c«n<lMate for Vice- President. Mr. Roose velt's horses knocked down a hoy here, and the ■ andfdaf* gave the "> *• rabbit* foot. This i".y Is now a member of the drum corps, and his riend* wanted htm to gtva the rabbit 1 * foot to t:,e fan He ha* been very lucky, ntirl refused to give up the foot. The rircu instance* were written to Washington, and the President sen: the photograph, with hi« best wishes for the mi ,-c»« of the fair. NEW- YORE DAILY TRTBT'NE. BtTNDAT. DECEMBER 9. lfttM?. General Clearance Sale REGIXS TO-MORROW (MONDAY) continuing the week. of the l-*nt ire Stock of GRADE FURS At 10% to 20% Below Wholesale Prices SCARFS, MUFFS, STOLES AND NECKPIECES, In every fashionable fur and in the newest shapes ami designs. COATS, three-quarter, tight-fitting, and fnll lehgtfi models, in every fash ionable fur. HIGH IMPORTED MODEL COATS, in Minfc, Broadtail, Persian Lamb, Caracul, etc. WOMEN'S FUR LIKED COATS, also Automobile Coats in various furs. Julius Klugman Co., AITKEN, SON & CO. Clearance Sale TRIMMED MILLINERY Prices Below Cost December I Cth to i sth BROADWAY and ! BTH STREEI The Music Lover's Xmas MIRA MUSIC BOXES Mira Music Rox»« play all classical and popular mvlf with a beauty ■ and swesin^ss of ton<» not found in any oth^r mechanical player. The | "Mira" is noted and lov«>d everywhere for the softness and remark- m ahl<» fullness of It* ton«. All harshness has b«*»n eliminated from ■ the "Mira." Holiday prlora — monthly payment*. I $9 to $250===easy payments if desired I Many beautiful designs in polished mahngany and oak. Disc for ■ all popular and classical music. 12 discs Riven with each music box. L«»t us SHOW you. \\> shall be glad to play them for you any time. Very complete lit of musical novelties. Edison Phonographs, Victor Talking Machines and Record*. JACOT MUSIC BOX CO.. 59 UNION SQUARE. Lincoln Trust Company MADISON SQUARE, NEW YORK BBOADWaV ft I.ISPKWRD SI. BROADWAY ft 72d SI- Interest on balance 1 * of both active and dormant accounts at rates justified by the condition of the money market. REAL 1 RES II AIR (IRE. Presbt/terian Hospital Takes Patients to Roof Expenses of Management. Short add I a. the singing of hymns and the distribution of the annual report formed the pro gramme of the Presbyterian Hospital's Thirty ei hth anniversary yesterday afternoon. The feature of the report was Its description of the new open air treatment on the roof, of th* hos pital. The open air ward has now been per manentlj installed, and on pleasant days nearly all patients are s<^nt up there. On many days every cas* in the children* ward is sent to the roof. Wheeled stretchers, three in a row, carry most of the cases absolutely confined to bed. Th** rest of the cavalcade Is made up of babies in nurses' arm*, older children under crutches, and one or two in rolling chairs. On the roof those more, seriously ill sleep most of the time. They are well wrapped, looking like Esquimau?. The open air ward takes up a portion of the roof east of the «un house, pro tected from the north wind by a screen of glass rolling doors. The other sides are protected in the manner of roof gardens, with canvas cur tain* stretched on a framework of Iron piping. DINNER FOR DEPARTMENT STORE MAN. Thirty-two cover* were laid at the Hot«>l Knicker bocker last evening for a dinner tendered to Mr. Wolf by the heads of department* of the Stain* Criwford Company. Mr. Wolff is soon to retire from his position wit.i that company, and the din ner was a testimonial of his long s»»rvlee and suc cess Those present were Messrs. Jones. Ryan, Cotter Salomon Garrett, Carroll, Newton. Clark. Montgomery. Schoenfeld, Pern.-. K«d"r. Mlllard. Kver» lanrood, Whitney. Rohoaberg. Men* - Ranki'n. Brooks, Schmas, Prai 1 . Mayer, P. Smith, •r H Smith, Van Mien and lid oakei WAGE INCREASE HABIT SPREADING. North Adam* Mass.. De B.— About one thousand bands are affected ■■:■ an order of Increase in wage* posted to-day in liie Kclipse and Beaver ml!'';. Which are owned by the Arnold Print Winks, in Mils city The ■!■ ■• iso amount* to 7 l a per cent and will go Ult " operation next Monday. This nakei ■ total Increaaa In waae* .luring tl •■ last four month* of I2'j per cent, tlie company having announced an Incr-asa of 5 per cent on August 21. North CxbrlUge. M i'>., Dae S.— lt was announced l.*#t night thai lh« wnges of the operatives in the j cotton mill* of the North I'xbrliige MattUfacturtac i I'nninanv the Baunder* Mill*, of Bnunderavtlle; the WMflnivUie Manufacturing Company* mills, at j wMtlnsviHe and the Unwood Mills, of I.lnwood ! \ iJ«e .ill in the Blackatona Valley and controlled i i, '. ,i,r f \vhitin«. of Whitinnvlll". will be advanced ; £n Monday. Til* IncrHa.-e. which will probably ! J ,1 \ 'follow the Rhode Island rate of ad\anc». " I. in affect about one thousand hands. j • mmlaaioner Sfhmitt believed bees would he in- ! ,,,,„: ,* ■ study for the children and M he, , 1,1 ,7,. \ student o who visited Pelham Bay Park, and ; he bought ' ten colonies of Italian bee-, for US. He i STruwfan aplarurt to take charge of the beea hh.i > bu him down on the salary Hat »t IUN n yo ;lr . ' ti V Pvil Service fonimi!««ion n«t after the . o:n miT.inner and the ortVe of apiarist was abolHrv*,!. , The com"m1"«»«n*r bought $ils north Of athletic ' Br . ,\ ? t -r tfe r.th!-tl'.- «•-"• ? 84 University Place NFW YORK. VO H. i11. H0. 11) STRIKE. Conference in Pittsburg Makes Com promise Probable. Pittaburc, Da* I — "AH Indication* point to tie settlement of the T»-ap-» disputes in the fiftsbjrs; switching district." said W. G. !>e. vice-grand master of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainman. this afternoon, after ■ tone conference with Oeor<» l- Peck, general manager of the Pennsylvania Boa* west. Our conference.' aaM Mr. I.cc. "has resulted in the Pennsylvania Railroad and the p»nnsvlvar.»a lines vrest granting the 'middle seal*-.' which is one cent Jess than the Chicago scale of wages. I re ceived Information from 'he officials of the Balti more & Oiiio Railroad, bj special messenger, that that road had r«*red?d from th« stand taken, at their inference yesterday, and had decided to grant the 'middle si-ale." We have notice* from the Pitts- J>:irg & Lake Erie Railroad that they have tiso de cided to grant th* same scale." Mr. Lee ami hi.« committee ar» holding a con ference this afternoon with' the officials of th» Vi< bash Railroad, and Mr. Lee said he felt confident that the Wdbash would toUow t!i« example of the Pennsylvania and the other roads and grant the increase. V INK BILLS HELD IP. Meiz Seeks Advice on Sch mitt's Bronx Expense*. Controller MeU has asked the Corporation Coun sel to give him an opinion on some $20.<y») worth of claims various business men iunTM made on the city for suppU»s furnished to the Park Depart ment in The Bronx, during the regime of Com missioner William P. Schmitt. in 19-H. There have !>► en four commissioners since that timi*. Includ ing John J. Brady. Hear) C. Schrader. George XI. Walgrov* and John I. Berry, the present commls •fonei One of the claims is for ihre«- gross of Bra hand Kr-nade«. Chief Clark Ackerman. of the Park De partment in The Bronx has figured oat just how long the grenades will last at the rate they have hi.d Bra* in the department. They had one not long ;iK<i In a «va^te basket, which wa3 put out with a Rn-nade L-untalninc half an ounce of the fire ex tinguishing fluid. At this rat- Ackerman figured the three gross of grenades, or 432 m all. would last exactly 2.127 \e«rs T months and 21 days. Another bill is on* for I2w> sent by Dr. a Emll Bchmitt. the commissioner* brother. Commissioner Schinltt established a system of ambulances in the umall parks of the borough and put his brother In chars* He »*■"' *M" 'or * i " An lnve.«f Xa tor for the Finance Department was sent to find out about these and the other bills incurred by Commissioner Si-hmitt. and he reported to Controller Metx he conld not find the work done for the money Th- Investigator ak*o reported that when Com missioner Bcbmltt took charge of The Bronx Park Department, he found the Zebrowskt Mansion where his offices were located, were not decorated siti =f . tortn He summoned a park gardener ani told him to decorate the office with palms and "rher plant*. The gardener nut in wistaria pa'ma, f cr.n» an>T -other pie ; '~* tn» amount of *£«* - J S. Altmrat & Co. FIFTH AVENUE, 34th and 35th Streets, New York For WEDNESDAY, Dcccmb-r 1 2th. ■ have especially prepared a large quantity of FUR GARMENTS, MUFFS and NECKPIECES comprising popular styles AT UNUSUALLY LOW PRICES. Coats of Black Russian Pony, semi-fitted. 45 inches Ion? $ 1 20.00 CoaU of Grey or Brown Squirrel. 30 inches long 70.00 Coats of Black Russian Pony. 30 inches long . 62.00 Cloth Paletots, black and colors. 50 inches long, squirrel lined with shawl collars of lynx. Persian lamb or beaver $58.00 Cloth Paletots, black and color?. 50 inch« long, with collars of various furs; muskrat lined $42.00 ; squirrel lined $45.00 MUFFS NECKPIECES $35.00 and $45 Ermine $20.00 and $38.00 16.00 Blue Lynx 15.00 1 6.00. 30.00 and $38.00 Mink $ 1 4.00. 35.00 and 38.00 1 5.00 25.00 and 28.00 Black Lynx 1 2.00. 20.00 and 25.00 15.00 and 20.00 Persian Lamb 12 50 and 22.00 1 .00 Brown Fox 12.00 1100 Beaver 10.00 10.00 Black Russian Pony 00 8.50. 10.00 and 18.00 Brown Squirrel 50. 1000 and 24-00 00 Alaska Sable 1 1.00 700 and 16.00 Caracul 5.00 and 12.03 6.00 and 14.00 Grey Squirrel 6.00 and 1 1. 00 Persian Paw Sets (Neckpiece and Muff) . 8.00 and 11 00 WOMEN'S GLOVES omen Gloves at material reductions from the usual prices, commencing Monday, December 1 Oth, embracing the following styles, IN WHITE ONLY: Gloves of glace or suede kidskin, two and three clasp and three button (in white only), usually $!.:> 5 to $2.00 per pair, at $1.00 Gloves of glace lambskin (in white only), one and two clasp, usually $1.00 per pair, at 65c its . WOMEN'S SILK HOSIERY A special sale of Women's Fine Silk Hosiery, including embroidered and openwork, at the following attractive prices : $2.75 per pair. Per box of Three pairs, $7.50 4.50 per pair. Per box of Three pairs, 12.50 6.00 per pair. Per box of Three pairs, 16.30 7.50 per pair. Per box of Three pairs, 20.00 MISSES' and GIRLS* DEPARTMENT On TUESDAY. December Nth. ADDITIONAL REDUCTIONS, amounting to One-half the original prices, will be made in Misses* and Children' Dresses and Outergarments, which will be offered as follows: Children's Dresses ..... $6.50 Children's Cloaks . . 5.00. 1 1.50 and 25.00 Misses* Shirt Waist and Sailor Suits . 6.53 Misses' Tailor Suits . 14.50, 20.00 and 28.00 Misses* Fancy Dresses .... 22.00 Misses' Jackets . . 4.50, 12.50 and 22.00 UPHOLSTERY FABRICS A sale has been especially arranged for Monday, Dec. 10th, of FABRICS SUITABLE FOR UPHOLSTERY AND DRAPERY PURPOSES. consisting of brocade?, damasks, tapestries, figured and brocaded velours, armutes, etc.. at exceedingly low price?. Also Squares for Chair Seats and Cushion Tops, at similarly attractive prices. >._:'- Floor.) LOUNGING PILLOWS A selection of Lounging Pillows in the following styles, and at less than regular prices, on Monday. December 10th. Lounging Pillows of silk armure or cotton tapestry $2.75 each Lounging Pillows of silk tapestry, damask or velour 3.85 each (Third Floor.) STORE WILL BE CLOSED DAILY AT SIX P. M. I