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I ; ' THE SUN, THUBSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1888.
I REVOLT HEARING A CLIMAX. m enAMcnoLDBna in mismanaged hail. IM roads xo Bxronas their mains. sill " Use Great Basking nouses Heady to 0 Help Then The Inler-Htate Oommeree SI Commission Docs Oood Work, and the 1 IVan-tajc Companies Minn a Truce. H It Is now ovldont that tho managers of th flranser Trunk linos are thorousbly olarmod. H Thor bato ben dolnir about as tlior llkod with H tho prooortr intrusted to their cure, until thor began to fool that thor owned tho linos ther W havo been mlsmanoslne quite as much as do ml Mmo of the inoidontal (aotlltles of their roads, D or the One houses and other possessions that U hare aoorued to them from their srstomntla H working ot the road for all It was worth. Public I opinion has had somotbing to do with brlnelnc I those railroad men to tholrsonsosi thorocont I sharp docllne In tho etooks ot their oomnanlos I has boon a factor, and tho accuinulntlnn indie- I nation of thoir stockholders tins also had I Its elloct. Hut thoir troubles aro not I OTor by any means. Tho Intor-Btato I Commorco Com mission has boun to take a hand in the Western fight, and yostorday W its Chairman, Judeo Cooler, oallod tho atton- !mj tion ot a large and Influential bodr of railroad If men at Chicago to tbo faat that rate cutting, H the payment of commissions to tioket scalpers, H or sales to scalpers bolow tho regular rate V were all violations ot tho Intor-Btate law, that Wi coald, unon conviction, be punishod by tho in ' fllctlon of a fine of $5,000 tor each offence. The Commissioners havo boon In Chicago long I anough to sot evldonco of what has been going on, and tho railroad men may thank their stars that tho ovidonoe obtalnod by the Commlsslon- n was not laid beforo a prosocutlng onicer ot tho United Btates, with a request to secure In- dlctmonts. Tho Commission has tho power to make it very hot (or about every railroad in the country. Up to this tlmo it has been lenient 1 in Its administration of tho law, but It now looks as If the Commission hod decldod to as sert jtsell in the lntorests of a very largo pro Eortlon of the public namely, those who have ivestod in rallrond properties. It mar be romombored that about a year ago all of the trunk linos agreed to stop tho pay ment of commissions to agents and scalpers, and all the important Wostern roads jolnod in 1 tho movement, with tho elnclo oxceptton of the Chicago and Alton, which Dually succoeded In breaking up tbo agroemont With tho pay ment of commissions abollshod tho chances of i tato wars aro very small, while tho companies , would Bavo millions of dollars ovory yoar by the abandonment ot the oresont system. Having heard from tho Inter-Btato Commis sion, tho manugors ot the Western and Bouth wostorn roads will next have to face their stockholders or thoso who reprosent them. i Foreign holders of American railroad stocks !i havo been gottlng more and moro In dignant ever slnco tho dividend on Bt. , Paul common was passod last Boptombor. But thoy havo not given up bopo. Thoy believe In Amorican investments, provided honest mansgoment can bo socurod. lteoent dovolopmonts nore have given foreign banking bouses that bavo placed American securities plenty to do. They havo. perhaps, felt the i pressure of Irate stockholders moro strongly than any ono else. These houses have been compelled, in justice to themselves. as well as to tbolr clients, to take cogni zance ot tbo reckless mismanagement that has demoralized half the roads of this country, as well as the mnrkot for their securities. Foreign bankers have come to an understand ing with each othor about tho matter, and so have thoir correspondents hero. The result is that praetlcally all ot tbo leading banking houses ot Europe and this country aro com mitted to a potior toward the railroads, os peoisilr thoso known as tho Orangors, that none of those roads is likely to resist This movement has been referred to in TriE Bun from time to tlmo reoently, and present Indi cations are that the powerful combination mentioned will malto Its plans public In the near future. So effort Is to bo mndo to control any one ot tho roads, or to further the formation of any- J thing approaching a trust. But tho 1'rOBldnnts ot tbo great Western and Southwestern trunk lines will be told what the rights of stockhold ers are, and that they must bo respected. The bankors who reprosent the stockholders will not contend in favor of any particular plan for promoting harmony and securing profitable rates, bnt will lend their osslstanco In formu lating and establishing any measure that will bring about those results. The chances aro that several plans will bo submitted, among them the Clearing Bouse plan, whloh some of the G rongor roads tried to Jclll when it was presented to them by raising the cry thnt It was a trust Two points, however, aro likely to be insisted upon namely, tbatltho rate .making power bo taken away from Irrespon sible subordinates, and that every official who deviates from schedulo figures In the matter of ratos shall be discharged. The ono thing thnt 'will be Insisted upon Is that fighting must coaso and profitable rates must bo maintained. It may be argued that this combination ot capital will havo no means to enforce its wishes. But it will not havo to depend upon Its own tremendous power. It will bo backed by the action of tho Inter-Btato Commorco Commission, which is a body that any com- Jlalnnnt can put In motion, so loosely was the nter-Btate liw drawn: It will bo backed by ?ublio opinion, and if any executho officer ot ompts io resist the combined pressure that will be exerted upon him. tbo certainty of , .well-organized movement to vote him out ot v office at the next annual meeting of his com- g P&nywtll bo forced upon blm as an alternative. I The movement will unquestionably bo as com- I prebenslve and decisive as was the ono that I settled the West Shore-Central tight or the ono I that placed the nnthraolto coal companies I upon their present substantial basis. & That the managontof tho roods referred to U nave begun to appreciate what will be required ot them is shown by their execution within the list few days of a preliminary rate agreement In it they confoss their faults to on oxtent and Sledge themselves to maintain rates at such cures as may bo agreed upon by thn majority until a more comprehensive and permanent plan can be devised for tho handling of com potitlvo traffic without ruinous fiiotlon. Each President agrees to bo personally responsible for tho good behavior of his company, and stipulates that should tha majority of his asso ciates establish to tbelr satisfaction that any subordinate has out the schedule ratos the culprit shall bo discharged. All outstanding contracts are to be submitted to all of tho Presidents for inspection, and othor procan . tlona will be token to avert bad faith. The L companies that have signed this agreement VJ pm the Chicago and Northwest tho Chicago, if Milwaukee and 8t. Paul, tbo Chicago. Burllng- ton and Qulncy, the Cbfongo. Itook Island and raoinc. the Missouri Pacific the Atchison, Topekaand Banta l'V,. tho Bt Louis and Ban franc sco, the Union Pacific and the Chicago and Alton. There was some doubt restordsy whothertho it named hod signed, but two companies vine their executive offices at the East wore advised from Cbloagothat tbo Alton bad signed. In a sense It makes little difference It one road should stand out on this agreement which Is to, take effect on Jan. 1, and cannot bo ter minated except upon thirty daya' notice, as no rood will care long to bear the responsibility of standing in the way of peace. An opinionated manager might hold out for awhile against the arguments of his associates In buslnoss, but it U quite) another thing to be told that the stockholders of his company can depend upon tbo united services of such banking faoucos as Jrexel. Morgan A Co., August Belmont fe Co., Kidder, Peabody A Co.. Winslow. Lanier A Co., Brown Brothers A Co., Euhu. Loch A Co., and their associates both In this country and abroad to deprive him ot bis position. Kirs. Harrison Doesn't tike the Fnll-fhce. Pictures of Herself. Indianapolis, Deo. I2.-Mrs. Harrison has pronounced views on the subject of pictures of herself. There is one kind having a large salo of whloh she says she cannot bear the sight They enow her full face and with a smile. The likeness is tolerably good, but she thinks It gives an unpleaslng expression of her coun tenance. Her favorite photographs are thoso showing her features In profile, Her onto graph on one of these pictures Is uhen with extra willingness, but she grudges every scratch of the pen that puts hor signature on one of the full-face clotures. The pictures of Mrs. Harrison and den. Har rison are now the ohlef stock In trade of the street peddlers about Indianapolis. Ther foil them usually two for a quarter, but somotlmos competition runs the price down to a nickel a piece. Cleveland and Mrs. Cleveland wore also offered for a short time after election, but nave dropped from tbo market now, Tbs stationery stores bere still display tho after-eleotlon lithographs of Harrison with lio Amerioan flag printed over him in colors nnd ol Cleveland with a red bandanna knottod about a wounded oyo and with numorous marks ot battle upon his loco. Thero is sale tor thoso pictures. About st TJVorn Tcn.Cent Piece. James E. Morgan euixl tho Jersey City andBorcerjjBtreet Railroad Company for $2,000 damages In tho Supremo Court In Jersey City rcstorday for Doing ejeoted from a streot car. , Morgan boarded a car with his wlfo, and S,1oreJ tD0 conductor a worn ten-cont piece. S ice conductor refused it, because It wuh bo SnAI much worn, that the imprint on It win. not dl. i t ngulshable. Morgan refused to glvc-hl-iinnr- f thing nlso, and tho conductor put bim off tho I r- Tbo ,urY W"n Morgan 1300 duhiMge.4. 'the company held that the ton-cent piece was I eouueh worn ns to bo classified with mutilated 1 fnrreney. and John Omberson, a toller in tbo ill I f'' " " Jl OUlt XLRJICBANT XfAIWfE. It Is Hrremd Only to that or Great Britain, but Most or It Is Coastwise Tonaag. WAflniNOTOX, Doo. 13. Tho report of Mr. C. B. Morton, Commissioner ot Navigation tot tho year ondlngJune 30, 1888, shows that the total tonnage of the country required to be in cluded in his (statistics amounts to 4,191.015 tons, and that our merchant marl no is second only to that of Oroat Britain. The Commis sioner remarks that so much has boen said as to tho decay ot our merchant marine that per haps a largo proportion ot the poople ot this country havo the Impression that there is but llttlo tonnage left belonging to the United Btates. This impression is erroneous. Whllo tho amount Is not as large as it should bo, considering tho growth ot the coun try, nnd whllo It Is true that tho foreign-going tonnage Is decreasing, the domostlc or coastwlso tonnage is Increasing, Tho tonnago of the United States probably ex eoods tho oggrogato tonnage ot Italy, France, and Ituiilu. and oquals that of the whole world, excluding a few of tho principal countrlos. Bines last year thero has bson a material in crunso In tho 'xossols in tho coasting trade, and n futthor Increase during the next year Is looked lor. Could a similar prediction bo mado regnrdlng thn registered tonnage trading abroad. It would bo pleasing to such as have tho shipping lntorests of tbo United Btates at heart Tho truth Ib, howovor. that there Is llt tlo ronson to hope for any conslderablelncrease In tho foreign-going tonnago whllo the laws ro main asnt tito'.ont. Tho tonnago of the Unltod Btates In the foreign trade continues to slowly decrease. In 1850 such tonnage was 2,348,338 tons. Last year, for tho first time. It was rfducod to six figures, nnmoly, 089.412 tons. Thlt deoroase shows not only loss of trade on tho part of Amorican vossels. but doss away with tho em ployment of many seamen and vessels that would hate been engaged In furnishing sup plies for the tonnago. bad It been kept up pro portionally to tbo growth of tho country. The shipbuilding ot tho united Btatos for tho aoxt yonr or two will be aided vory largely by tho construction of Iron and stool vossels for tho naval service. Tho vessels built in tho United Ktatos lust year umounted to 318,080 tons, this amount representing 07,637 tons more than tho tonnage constructed tho pre vious year. Thirty-eight por cent, of the ton nage was built on the Atlantic soaboard, 10 por cent on tho PnuIQo coast, 40 nor cent on the Nortliorn lnkos. and 6 per cent on the Western rivers. Tho Iron and stsel vessels built amounted to 36,179 tons. The lncrenso In tho tonnago built ou tho lakes during the last yonr us compared with Hint ot the previous year, equals 79 per cont. Tho amount bullton the Western rhors doos not compare favora bly with that ot previous years, tlioro having boen a decrease in each of the last three years. An anal) sis or tho collection of tonnage tax for tho year shows that foreign vossels con tinue, to crowd ours out of tho foreign trade, oven In our own ports. British vossols pay tho largest portions of tha foreign tnx. Norwegian nnd German palling vessels and Oerman and French steamships pay a consldornblo portion of the residue. Tho tax paid by vessels of tbo Unltod Btntos Is leRS than n quartor of that paid by British vossels alono. The business dono in our ports by tbo vessols ot each na tionality is in about tho samo proportion. flCI.VO EX.SECRBXJJtX ItOBESOX. Dlchman b Co. Beeklae to Enforce the Pay ment or a Check for 83,SO0L A big ledgor with a yellow cover was con spicuous in Part I. ot tho Supremo Court yes torday. It was a puzzlo to overybody, and though many nttompts wore made to unravel tho socrots it held, thoy were all unsuccessful. Judge Lawronco said that a memorandum of tho entries should havo been prepared, and then ho triad for tho flftloth time to hurry on tho caso, and was for tho fiftieth tlmo unsuc cessful. It was a suit tor the recovery of $3,500, begun by Ernest Sichman and William P. Tut tlo, who constitute the firm ot Bichman A Co.. against Oeorgo M. Bobeson. ox-Secretary of tho Navy, and Banker Austin P. Brown. The short barrel-llko figure ot Mr. Bobeson betrayed no omotlon during the proceedings. His ragged f rlngo of white side whiskers, his round, highly-colored face, and his spectacles, set with unusually large glasses, gave him the placid aspoct or an owl at noonday. William V. Abbett was his counsel. Lawyer William W. Nilos appeared for the plaintiffs. The case was really a slm pie ono. but it was so tangled and bound up in little technical points and quibbles by tho lawyers that Judge Law ronco had difficulty In following It In May, 1884, Mr. Bobeson drew a check for $3,500 which was made payablo to Austin P. Brown or order, and was directed to the Camden Safe Deposit and Trust Company. Tho etieote was for value received In the form of a draft given to Mr, Bobeson for the amount bv Austin P. Brown. Mr. Brown endorsed Mr. Robeson's check and then deposltod it with . the banking firm of Mlddleton A Co. ot Washington. It became known tbnt the firm of Mlddleton A Co. was sbaky, and Mr. Ilobrson stopped payment on tho check in ordor thnt Mlddloton A Co. might not realize upon it. On May 31. 1884. Mlddleton A Co. failed and a receiver was appointed. The dishonored check came into tho hands of Mlddloton. Bichman A Co. of this city In the processof a sottlomont with the bankrupt firm. Mr. Dlchman was examined yesterday. He was the only witness for the plaintiffs. In opening tbo defence Lawyer Abbott Insinuated that an attempt was made by tho bankrupt firm to cash tho check when it knew that its business lire was ovor. Tbo examination of Mr. Austin P. Brown for tho dofoneo will begin this morning. INTERESTS Ol' TUB VIBUER3IEN. They Want Federal Aid for Those who are xtcgnlarly Engaged la the Industry. Twenty-five solid-looking men, the ma jority of them mariners, met In the parlors of the United States Hotel yosterday morning. It was tho annual moating of tho National Fishery Association, nnd among the dolegates were flshermon from Massachusetts. Malno. Connecticut and a dozen othor States. Tho meeting was called to order by Prosldont F. J. Uabson of Uloucestor. Those officers wero elected: - ITMlJent, T, J. Babson: Viot-Prnidtnt, D.T. Church; Treuircr, J. J. l'tw; bcreury, Luther MadtlocltB; l)treetri; IU C. Crera. Luthr knddock. A. M. bmlth. F. ii. Woman, tootomon Jacobs, Ihoroan A. Rich. J. w. Aflami, lieorir W. WatU W. A. Va.ieit, C. II. feaie. A. P. Crowell, I. (J. Vounjc. Jnli ClIToril. J 31. K. South wlck. K. X. llrowu. It. (i. luthbt-n. KnUrt l'alraer. Jr.. K. II. I'ollf r. Oeorir li fowtra. B. ). niackrorU. IS. Frank Cot. Alfred biy, I', llenjamln. Ceorite '. Tulblll. Waiur Flfltld. UiUrln r. I'rovrell J. W. tiharton. J. A. Lea. Jotin Lore, W I Ham J. Carroll. A. J. Siorio E. W. Itoed, J. H. Darlior. H. K Cryliiinan. A J, stoll. J. W. AvarilU B. U, Carter. A. O. llowrU. Bdaon McriolK J. W. Wick ham. B. li. Davla, K. Kicker. CJeorse II. t'arptnter, A. Uooia, J. f.. Oewer. it. Uell. James A. Small. IL L. Coolldrc W. A. Wllcnx. J. W. Hurua. Oaorie li. Wattt, I M. IiuraeU L. O. Milller. IL Van Kllia, Luly Campbell. I. T. Church, H a. llrown, A. W. Roe Samuel K Kr ton. Harry tieothewer. IL B. Toyce, O. W. Dean, farkar Uoodwln. Jolin r. Trlble. The association nnnrovod an act drafted by President Bnbson which created n Department of M.irino and Fisheries, with a Secretary at thn head who shall have a font in the Cabinet Thlt dapaitment would ham direct control oor tbo morcbant m.iriue, the Internal and coasting trade, and tho fhthorles. Ktervthlng except tho navy and thi marine retonue ser vice would como undor the chnrgoof this new department. Another act Is ono urantlug'boun ties to Amorican fishing vessels. It recom mends a bounty of 15 per ton for ull vessels en gaged In thu industry for more than four con secutive months. The association suggests that llsh taken by Amerioan vessels In foreign waters mny bo landed at foreign ports, and whon transshipped to the United Btates entered free of duty. Cant. Babson proposed that any cltlzon ol the United States employed six months In the year on an Amorican voxscl shall bueurolled in a nuvul roborve force, nnd receive $2 a month. Archolullon was adopted tlerlqrlng tho ap pointment ot naval officers to poets in the civil servlcu repugnant to republican principles of government, aud asking the rostorutlnn to their proper duties of officers so apDolnted. The resolution udWsos that members ot tho Amoiicun commercial murine shall be pre ferred for civil service appointments when special knowlodge of marine matters is re quired, and niks that "marine civilians, prop eilyquulltlod," shall be appointed to fill light house boards and inspectorships. Messrs. Wnnsnn, Babson. Anderson. Morse, Ciowell,Maddocks.utui Pew wero made a com mittee to uonsider tariff legislation for the ben pllt ol the llbhermou. After a conference this committee recommended P. duty on muckurol npd lioiringof 1 cent; on salmon uitd all fresh fli'li. '. a cont: on frozen cod 11 ah. 1 cent, and ii cunt ou all other llsh, Indluuu ICuultera Am jioucbi. iNDiANAPOiiifl, Uoo. 13 Bank Exnjn Inor Samuel Taylor, who has the State ot Indiana for bis district, thinks that he has a pretty houoBt set of mon to look after. Mr. Taylor's present term has lasted for three yoars and a half now, and in all that tlmo thero has been but ono defalcation or theft in a national bank In this Htato. Tho ono was that ofliiAt woeU at Columbus, w hero u clerk sim ply btnlo outright u packago of uinnuy from tho mifo. Probably no other Ktntn can show us good mucoid, lUaml'iur Taylor hail :i simi lar pliico uiH.'ortlirtUovi'rnmem in Buchanan's time, and on tlio iluy thnt Lincoln was Inaugu rated ho resigned, That Is the kind of a Dem ocrat he Is. lie waited until 1885 for another ohanoe. and then was sjnong tbo first Demo crats appointed toflloe under the new Admin istration. Us expects to reaisQ again next March, mmmmiammmmlmtmmammamMiilmtaamWmU TERRrric OAtn otr tub coast. New naglaaa Hweai by Aaataer Toraaco Fears orUerlona Maria Blaaaterm, IIioiilakd Light, Mass, Deo. lS-'An-other heavy gale swept tha coast last night equalling In violence tha crolonlo disturbance ot Nov. 35. Tho threatening wsathsr ot Bun day and Monday developed Into a terrific, east erly galo, with heavy rain yesterday. Fewvos eela wero off the oapa when the storm came on, bnt It U feared that serious marine disasters havo resulted. Two fishing vessels wero seen yesterday afternoon tinder short sail driving betore the wind, but they may have got safely Into the bay. The telegraph wires gave out shortly after noon, and there Is now no com munication ny this means. OnATHAU, Mass., Deo. 12. Another tornado swept along the coast last night nearly equal in force to that ot a fortnight ago. Itwas ac companied by b driving rain. The tides were unusually high, and considerable damage has been done. Tho beaches aro nearly submersed, and the life-saving patrol ran only get a short distance from the stations In any dlreotlon, Wreckers here express tear that the moderate weather ot Sunday and Monday caught many small coasters out between Cape Elizabeth and Cape Cod. and think that somo may have attempted to run over the shoals for a lee, and that a large number ot disasters will follow In the path ot this storm. Trees and fences whloh withstood the November storm have been blown down. Tho wind has shitted to northeasterly, lntlteutlng that the storm oentre Is passing out seaward. . Ualutax, Deo. 13. By far the heaviest storm of the season raged throughout the night with fearful fury. All day great black clouds ob scured the Bky. and by early evening the wind Increased and rain bsgan to fall. Soon the 'galo had become a porfect hurricane. The wind came from the southward, and the rain dosnendod In torrents. Boms of the gusts ot wind shook hoavy buildings. This condition of affairs continued until morning, wbsn the storm abated. In the city considerable damage was done to electric light telephone, telegraph, and lire alarm wires. The steamers Carroll, for Boston, and Portia, for St John's, N. F.. whloh were to have sailed last evening, romnlned In port and proceeded this morning. The Instru ment at the citadel, whloh registers the veloc ity of tho wind, was blown down. The wind was then blowing nbout fifty miles an honr. Tho vessels at the wharves suffered some from chafing, and a Ashing smack was sunk at Cunard s wharf. rOOB CU1LDIIBS AT TUB PLAT. One llnrdr4 I,lttla Cripples and Orphans Eajoy ' Little Lord Fanntleroy." Mm. Burnott's pretty story of "Llttlo Lord Fauntleroy" sot many little hearts boat ing with delight at yostorday's matinee at tbo Broadway Theatre, brought tho flush of un usual pleasure to many llttlo oheeks, and mode many little eyes sparkle with unwonted bril liancy. It was the first of tho Wednesday afternoon treats promised by the management to tho poor orphaned or crippled Inmates ot institutions for children. Mlsa Lena B. Schot tonfel originated the idea by asking a redac tion in price for seats for fourteen poor chil dren whom eho had boon teaching. Mr. Mc Cormack determined to give not only Miss Bchottenfel's little ones a chanoe, but all the other little children who didn't have money enough to buy seats as well. The front rows lp the gallory were yosterday devoted to the little ones, who numbered in alinot far from a hundred. In the rows on the right wore tots from seven to twelvo years, with pule, pinobod faces or drawn limbs. They were from the children's ward of Bt Luke's Hospital and under tho core of Mrs. Jones and her assistants. Tbo rest of the seats were ocoupied by little girls, every one In drab worsted dresses, drab oloaks. stout Bhoes. white stockings, and bio crocheted woollen hoods. Ther were from the Deborah Nursery In East Eighty-third street, and wero marshalled by Mrs. Anhoff.the matron. There Sas nothing the matter with the girls from eborah Nursery, and they clapped and ap plauded merrily, and were well behaved. When the play closed a great united sigh went np from the gallery. There were many other ohlldren In the theatre, and three mites in white In the left-hand box were so pleased that they stood up most of the tlmo In delight ed excitement Ther wore the children of Vice-President-elect Levi P. Morton. Mr. McCormnck says with regret that few in stitutions have so far accepted tho Wednesday invitation by applying for tiokets. The Invita tion Is good as long as the play runs. TUB JJIQQESX PYTHON IN AMERICA. It Takes o. Deal or Care to Keep Htm Alive and la Good Humor. A beautiful woman, attired In an Orlonto! costume and charming enough to fascinate men and women as well as snakes, stroked tho shining, writhing body of what is said to be tho biggest and only genuine python in America lost night beforo an audience in the Grand Btreet Museum. Cob James Goshen, tho owner of this serpent has been in the snake-taming business for twenty years. This fellow' said ho, " was caught by a sea captain In the Egyptian marshes. This Is the only python In the United States. lie is four teen feet long, and can jump his own length fastor than you can snap your finger. In Egypt tho natives offer rewards for the heads of py thons, which they worship. There are live colors In every one of tho 375 spots on this fel low's body. Wo have to keep him in a box wrapped In fourteen-pound blankets, and con stantly heated by means of copper cans filled with hot water. A serpent won t barm you un less he fears you. 1 have tamed this ono by kindness. When a snake learns that you will not harm him, be may even become affection ate. This fellow ate three rabbits a few days ago, and tbey will lost him about three weeks. Ills jaws are joined not by bones, but by liga tures, which allow the mouth to expand until It Is about throe times tho size of his body. He has poison sacks in front of each jaw, and when his side teeth three-quarters of an Inoh long and as sharp as needle points puncture these bags, the poison escapes and is transmitted to the animal or person he attacks. He has only shown light once since I've had him." A liAGINO VLOOD IN CLEVELAND. The People Wake Up to Find Water Filling Uaaover Street. Cleveland, Doo. 13. The residents of Hanover street hill were awakened from slum ber this morning to find themselves living in houses fronting upon a deep ravine through which waters wero rushing in torrents toward tbo river. A water main had burst and tbo heavy pressure bad aided the escaping flood in tearing a passage through the streets. The water forced through the pipe tore up tho earth and spouted high In tbo air, making a noiso resembling tho rumbling of thunder. Half dressed men, women and children rushed to their doors and then back Into the houses. xnaaiDg epcuuy pruimruuuus io zuove ouu . Alio torrent cut a deep holo tn Division atroet telow tho break, tearing up shade trees by tho roots, nnd then rushed downward toward the river. Cutting diagonally across tho street, it under mlnod a store building as It turned a neat corner at the Intosection of tbe two streets. Then it dug a channel along the oust side of Hanover street close to tho door yard foncos for a distance of n hundred foot With a sud den turn tho waters coursed to the west side of Hanover street cutting away sidewalks, fences, and door steps, and washing out half tbe width ot tbe street until an outlet was found for the flood on the flats at West Blver street, Tbe damage wrought by tbe wash-out is $60,000. Division street for fifty feet is barked by a hole fifteen feet In depth and thirty feet wide, and tbe foundations of many houses are gone and the cellars filled with water. Thn Needs or Brooklyn's Fire Department. Fire Commlwlonor Ennla of Brooklyn, in bis annual report to tho Mayor, says tbo total numorlcal strength of the department is 478. During the eloven months ending Nov. 80 thoro wore 840 fires. Only six fires resulted in a loss amounting to or exceeding $25,000. The Commissioner mskos the following recom mendations: Tbe duplication of oloctrical Instruments and appliances; a suitable building for head quarters; an Increase of hydrants; n perma nent wharf for tbe lire boat Both Low; tbe putting of tnewiics undor ground to avoid a reourrenco of what took nlaco In the lattorpart of November, whon torn period of six hours nlno-tcntlis of the flre-alnrm boxes wero ten dered entirely useless, communication being interrupted on nccount of tho broken polim and the geuural destruction of aerial telegraph and telophone wires by the storm: n now lire boat for the better protection of the thirteen miles of water front, and the providing of a building suitable for the core of sick horses and tho training ot new ones. Two Girls Ground to Pieces Vadcr m Train. IlALXiaa, Deo. 11 Late yesterday after noon two young ladles. Miss Lewis and Miss Lizzie Byrnm, were taking a walk along the railroad track at Alexunder station, near Ashe ville, nnd whllo crossing n trestle the evonlug mall train enme suddenly upon thoin. In Irv ing to emafip. Mist Jiyrum fell unit bocutno liistcnedin thucrtMrt tlen. M!s Lewis Irlod lo extricate hor, wheu tho ttnin riiBhed upon thorn, killing both Instantly, They were torn into . fragments and scattered along the track. Mies Lewis was 20 years of age, and was a school teacher. Hfss Byrnm. who was the daughter ot the Hon. J. B. Dyrum, was her pupil, and was IS reuse! as. A SNAG IN THE DUDLEY CASE.. DISTRICT ATTORNEY SBLLEttS, WHO UAD IT IN CHARGE, RESIGNS. The Act Bald to be Pie la Part to his DIs. eattsffcettea with the Case Did the Dem ocrats Keep Bene Kvldence from Htm t iNDlAKaroiiTB, Deo. 12 Tho snog whloh the Dudley proseoutlon has struok seems to be a rather formidable affair. Just the nature ot It Is not publicly known ret but one of Its re sults was seen to-day, when itwas announced that District Attorney Emory B. Sellers has sent In his resignation. Tho resignation arises almost dlreotly, it Is believed, from trouble over the Dudley case. Mr. Sellora has been for many rears n man ot high standing profession ally and persoriallr. Prior to his appointment as District Attorney, be was a member ot the Arm ot Beynolds fc Sellers of Montloello, in this State, and hod a large and profitable praatlco. Mr. Beynolds has just been eleoted Judge of the otroutt in whloh bo lives, and Mr. Belters's friends say that he has resigned now in ordor to take charge of tho business ot the Arm, whloh would go to pieces if left to look after Itself for tbreo months. This is un doubtedly one motlvo for Mr. Bellers's resigna tion, but It is not a motive the existence of whloh would explain why the resignation should be teddored just at this stago of the proceedings of the Grand Jury. During tho famous tally sheet forgery cases, a rear ago, Mr. Sollors made a bravo Oght to secure the lndlotment and conviction of tho criminals, although they wero membors ot his own party nnd wero backed by a groat deal ot Democratic 'influence. His vigor In those prosecutions led to an attempt on the part of dissatisfied Democrats to seoure his removal. e took hold ot the election cases at the pres ent term ot court, it Is said, with tho same vigor as a year ago, nnd was especially Interested in tha prosecuting of the Dudley matter. The details of the collection of ovidence In all thoso eases was left to his denuty. Leon O. Bailey, a young lawyer of this city ; but when tho Dudley coso came betore tho jury, the District Attorney himself, It is understood, went before that body to attend tbo presentation of tho testimony. How vigorous was the effort to secure ovi dence to sustain the Dudley cbargo was shown by tbe character and number ot tbo witnesses summoned. Not only hud Indiana been rnkod to find Beoubllcans who had been induced to toll something ot the olloged conuplrooy, but wltnossos were summoned from Now York. Mr. Ovlatt, the poll tlo al reporter ot tbe A'eie 1'ork Timet, and Mr. Hall, who does similar work for tha Evening Jist, wero amongthose brought bore to toBtlfy against Dudley. Every thing seemed to be going well with tho proso cutlon, nnd an indictment was oxpectod last Saturday, when tho jury took a suddon ad journment for ton days, with tho case stlU pending. It was openly reported "that somothing had gone wrong" with tho Dudly prosecution. What it was is still known only to thoso con cerned, bnt tbo allegation is mado with much show of probability thut the Democrats who havo been pushing the proseoutioa refused to show their full hand to tho District Attorney, and endeavored to compel him to procure an lndlotment without thoir giving away tho source from whloh they secured the letter upon which the whole affair depends. The letter as printed, it will be remembered, had the ad dress torn off. and tbe envelope in which It was fillegod to have been sent has nover boen pub loly produced. The Dlstriot Attorney, it Is said, considered the letter without any evi dence as to where or to whom It had boen sent, or If it had evor been sont at all. as too flimsy a piece ot evldenoe to sustain the prosecution, nnd therefore he resigned rather than bo any longer responsible for the conduot of the case. It Is intimated that his resignation followed a breach between himself and his deputy. Mr. Bailey. Bailey has been conspicuous In claim ing all the credit for tha proseoutlon ot olectlon cases during the last few weeks, and has taken special pains on every occasion to en large uopn tho Importance and suocoss of his efforts "to put Dudley In a hole." District At torney Boilers Is said to havo boen surprised and vexed when he found that with all his young assistant's vigor, such a fatal woakness remained In tbe case. As indicating a distrust ot Bailey on the part of Sellers, It is note worthy that instead of recommending that Bailey be appointed to fill out the unoxplrod term, which would have been tbe natural thine to have done, Mr. Boilers recommonds the appointment of Judge SuUivon ot this city, who has just retired from the bench. Mr. Bailey's friends are endeavoring to create the Impression that Boilers has been Improperly Influenced to resign at this time and throw tho Dudley case Into confusion. Nobody takes any stock in this. Mr. Seller's reputation is too well founded to make sush au Idea tenable. Attorney-GeneralGarland telegraphed to Dls triot Attorney Sollors. this afternoon it is said, requesting that he withdraw tho resignation. Mr. Sellers went to Montlcollo on Monday and has not been bere since. Judge Woods, who made the famous charge against Dudley, re fused to-day to make any statemont as to the reasons for tho resignation of Mr. Sellers, but Intimated that he know what they wore. It Is understood tbnt Mr. Hollers consulted with Judge Woods before taking tbo step. KID ail.LER INDIGNANT. tin Didn't Mind Heine Arrested, but he Couldn't Bear Suspicion or Thel't. " Kid" Miller, the confldenco man, bunco stoerer, and all-around crook, who was arrest ed on Tuesday night on suspicion of stealing a diamond pin from Anthony C. Vail, tho owner of a Broadway laundry, was beforo Justice Ford in the Jefferson Market Polico Court yes terday. Millor Is a slim, boyish-looking fellow. with red cheoks aud a tasty way of dressing. Ho was v ery indignant The tact of his hav ing boon arrested was less burrowing to his feolinga than tho thought that It could be sup posed for a moment that ho would stoop to common larceny. Neither the lost pin nor any other nrtlcle that looked as though It bo longed to soma one else wns found on Miller. When ho was arrested Mr. Vail could not say positively that ho was tho thief. Tbe man who stole his pin had been eatlngcachous, and so bad Miller. This fact and tbe fact that the "Eld" Is a generally wicked young man wore enough to warrant bis detention on sus picion. Mr. Vail was not In court to press the charge and Millor was released. As ho was leaving court a reporter asked him: " Did you really steal the pin? "fair," was tho indignant roply. "I am n gentleman- I play cards with men, and win thoir money if I van. This Is a very lino day good day." The Boston Municipal Election. Boston, Dec. 12 Tho result of the voto for members of the Bcbool Committee was tho election of the entire ticket nominated by the Bepublioans and endorsed by the Committee of 100. as follows: For one rear, Carollno K. Hastings; for two years, O. M. Green and W. A. Mowry ; for three yours, Solomon Buhlndlor, L. B. Pingreo. J.P. C. Wlnsblp, li, 0. Humphreys. Bainuol B. Capon, T. J. Emory, Willard & Allen, and Liberty D. Packard. Tha only mem ber of tbe present Board reDIoctud Ib Miss Hastings, aud among the eleven there are no Catholics. Taking the vote for Mr. Bchlndler iih roprosentlng very nearly the aggregate voto for School Committee, and subtracting from It the total voto lor Mayor, gives 10,1)17 us the approximate number of women who voted in a total registration of about 21,300. or very near ly 80 per cent As no separate returns were made of the womon voters, the exact figures cannot be given, There was an error mode in tho report of tha total voto cast tor Mayor. The vote given in Precinct 4, Ward S, was transposed. The 'total voto stands; Hart 32. 827: O'Brien. 80,882. Hart's plurality Is 1,985. Three Moldlcra Drowned. Watertown, Deo. 12. Korgonnt Darling ton and Privates Prod Petitt and Benjamin Wilson, all ot Company A, Eleventh Infantry, now stationed at Madison Barraoks, Bockett's Harbor, were drowned In Lake Ontario, off Catfish Point, near the harbor, yesterday after noon. Provost Sergeant Betwrlgbt was tbo only other person In the party, and he was saved. The uoldlors wore net llehlng, and their boat tvrnfl capsized In un attempt lo raise tho net They wero about 150 yards from tha shore. The four men clung to the bout us long ns they could, but tho water was very cold and tbothreo named gave up the btruggle nlior a few minutes. Jtotwiight. who wuh used to rough oxpnsureVmulntnlnod tbe light for life until William Calway. a llsherman, urrlved uud rescued him. Hergeant Darlington was from Portsmouth. Ohio. Wilson's real name was Veneburr, and bis home Is thought to have been In Canada. Pettit It U understood, was from Chatham, N. Y. The Ooethe Society, On Tuesday evening last the regular on nual meeting of the Goethe Society was held nt the residence of Mr. A. M. Palmer, 25 East Sixty-fifth street. There was a notably large ntlmilurici'of membors. It being the occasion if llitM-li'Utloii Of oRli'TS for letH-li. Tlio fol Imvlua wciiKohoapn: President. Parke Godwin: First Vlee-l'iu&luont. A. M. Palmer: Second Vice-President Dr. A. Ilanpaner; Treasurer, Oscar Yeanl ; Secretary. Albert A. Bagley. raopla win bar rurnUaie, U the ericas are low, as yea can see by tlUiof Urn. C riiat Ce.'s furniture ttttta, Ho. llHWutWh ittan. - w.' .-.. ,. ...... ,. HHslWlsHs THE CAVBB Or CLETBCAND'S DBtEAT. Senator Reaa-aa Says that It Was His Civil Bervlce Policy More than the Tariff. Washinoton, Doo. 12. There was on In teresting debate In the Senate to-day on the Tariff bill, the question being on an amend ment offered by Mr. Jones of Arkansas to ad mit hoop or band Iron (cotton ties) free of duty. Instead of taxing it two-tenths ot one cent per pound. Tho Demooratlo Senators argued that tbe tax was a direct discrimination against the farmers of the country, and tbe Republicans retorted that the farmers had rendered their vordlot on the tariff at the recent elootion. Then a colloquy oocurrod botween Senators Reagan and Cbaco as to tbe causes of the do feat of tho Democrats in the last election, Mr. Reagan claiming that tho tariff had not so much to do with it as had the voto of the De pendent Pension bill and Democratlo discon tent with the President's civil service policy. Mr. Chaos asked whether the discontent was because the President had not carried out bis pledges. Mr. Reagan Tho discontent was because ho did carry out bis pledges, and booause ho kept Republicans in offloo in cases whore the law did not require him to do bo. Mr. Chaco The Republicans who voted tor him four yoars ago were dlscontonled because the President did not carry out bis part of tho bargain. Mr. lteaean That may bo said for party purposes, but history will not so write It down. Mr. Dawes Does the Bonator from Texas moan to Bay that the President's party deserted him because ho would not break his pledges? Mr. lleagnn No. sir. I do not mean that Mr. Dawes What do you moan 7 Mr. Reagan It was the l'restdent's duty to carry out tbo law, but it wan not his duty to extend the principle ot tho law to officers that wore not covered by It Mr. Dawes Ho Bald ho would, did ho not? Mr. Reagan That is whatl say was his mis take. Mr, Dawes Thon you moan thnt the Presi dent keot his pledges, nnd thut his party went baokuponbltn becauBohedldso? Mr. Hoagan 1 mean that thero was discon tent with the doctrine ot civil sorvlce reform, and gentlemen on the other side will soon havo ovidence of that discontent Mr. Hlscook Bald that there was no evidence ot Domocratlc discontent In the State of Now York with tho President's civil service polloy during tho last year. Later on In tho dobato Mr. Morgan ot Alaba ma referred to tho remarks of Mr. Stowart of Nevada to the effect that the Senate bill wns a pretty good bill, only thnt It did not como quite up to his theory ot a protective tariff, and that the tariff on everything that could bo produced In this country Hhould bo practically prohib itory, so as to lot none but tho rich enjoy lux uries from abroad. He (Mr. Morgan) would adopt a policy quite the reverse. He would put it within tho roach of every young woman Ir this country to wear not merely roBpoctublo clothing but fine clothing. "What benefit would It bo." Mr. Btewnrt nskod, " to tho laboring classes of this country to hav o tbe prh ilego of buying luxuries abroad if thoy bavo not employment hero and no money to buy them with, as would be thoir condition nudor freo trade V "If you keop taxing them," Mr. Morgan re plied, they will bo always In that condition; thoy will nevorget out of the rut. Tho honorable Senator himself, I bollevo, was In tho early part of his lite a laborer: but now behold him in his majesty hero, looking like the very Bleria Ne vados themselvos in his grandeur. Laughter.1 Behold him prominent In the Senate as the Sierra Nevadas with their snow-capped tops, and behold tho magnificent palaco with which he has docoratod this boautiful city. Porhaps not nil of this mazulflconce has boon the work of his own bands. Ho may have profited by tariffs, by luck In mining, or by somothing ot that kind. But I would like to see every Amer ican citizen enjoy, as fully as the Senator from Nevada, all tho luxuries and splendors ot life and every citizen Is as mnch entitled to them as the Senator iu or as I am." Finally the amendmont was rejected by a strict party vote yeas IB, nays 22. TUB OUTRAGES IN ALASKA. Mr. Dunn's Committee DcRlnn An Invest! Ration A Letter from dot. (Swtnefbrd. Washington, Dec. 12. By direction or the House Committee on the Merahant Marine and Fisheries the Sorgeant-nt-Arms of the House has issued subpoenas on thoso persons on whose statements the recent publications were made concerning alleged outrages In Alaska. Boveral of them have already signi fied tbelr willingness to come, and tho commit tee will meet on Wednesday next and begin an inquiry into the charges. Chairman Dunn of the committee has received a letter from Gov. Swlneiord which reads as follows: Snaa. Aliska. Nov. 13, 1SR.S. Thellon rolndrrttr Dunn. Chairman nimviUtee, Jic 1 romt alncerely bone tbe tuTeetljratlen your commit tee haa ceeu making Into tbe affaire of the Alaska Com mrrcial Company baa not been c!oel cpou etich erl deuce ae you nave been able to obtain holding your eta lona In Washington. I have lately returned rrom a pro tracted trip through tbe largt aectlon of country domi nated by that corporation, and as not aware until my return that an lOTeslleation was In progress. I do not know what witnesses bare been called or examined, but am pertertlr well patlsned that you cannot possibly hate elicited tbetritb trom such evidence aslswtthln reach tram Washington. Daring tbe pet summer I rlslted nearly all the sta tlousor thstcompanT on tbe Aleutian Islands, on tbe l'rlbylos Islands, and the mainland, and can nnlj sav that neany everywhere I found abundant erldrnce tn prove every assertion made bjr me against it in mr official reports to the Secretary of the 1'uerlor and to Congress. These witnesses, and their name Is legion could not poitslbly have been cnlled to testify before Sour committee, elnce It Is impossible that they couM ye responded to sntpfnsa even had their name, been known to you and such process been served upon them, owing to tbe great distance at which they reside from Washington and the utter absence of any mail communication or meana of transportation, save that supplied by tbe company itself. ft is not likely that I win be able to visit Washington tbe coming winter Were 1 there bnweTer, and tho case not closed, I would not hesitate about giving my statement under oath, especially could I have my otlf. cial Interpreter wittt me, who assisted In obtaining the facts if desired. 1 will forwi rd the nntnesof ten or a dozen persons ho will testify uuder oath to tbe truth of th? charges 1 have made, but. In iny opinio!, a sub committee ought to visit the scene of the coi'ipany'a operations In order to inaVe a complete and thorough investigation, and if It could get by Fan Iranclsco Incor. ita inquiries might be more eSectlvely made. ty respectfully, A. P. SwiBiroan, Governor of Alaaka. Notwithstanding tbo Governor's statement of his probable inability to visit Washington this wlntor. the committee has determined to summon bim to testify in relation to his chargon. and a subpoena has ulroady boen is sued for bim. Wedding Bella In Nynck. NyACE, Dec. 12. Tho mansion ot John W. Towt was the scene to day of one of the prettiest wed dings of the se uon. Tbe contracting parties ware Miss Wary Towt, daughter of JobnW, Towt. and lionard Van Huren, s young New York city lawyer. Tbe cere mony was performed by the Ilev. J. M. Van Buren. fath er of the groom, asslltea by the Kev. J. C. Vandeventer. The bride wore steel colored silk an 1 bad diamond or nament Her brother. Charles D. Towt, care ber away. The couple were married under u huge floral wedding bell, and were preceded to tho altar by the charming little nephew and niece of the bride. The bouse was beautifully decorated with flowcra aud a rostlr weddlnr breakfast was ssrvel. Jlr. and Mrs. Van Burcn left Nyaclc for Washington this afternoon. The Knight's Not the I'rlcnds ori.ubor. St. Louib. Doc. 12. That portion of Presi dent Gompers's address in the convditicn uf the federa tion of Labor in which he bandies Matter Workman rowderly without glos es has created quite a seneatlen. rretldent Uompers aayss "Of the Knights of Labor I can only aay tha) their conduct toward tbe trades unions within the paat year baa not Improvea it baa seemed, whether by design or otherwise, to ba their purpose that when a tradea union has bad a dispute between Ihelr employer and themselves to throw the influence of their organisation against tbn toilers Paring tbe past year tbey have bad several successes, but fu each in tanoe II was un the side of the corporation or tbo un fair emjiloyer," Futal Besnlt or a Qnarrel, Lawuknceville, Pa., Doc. 12. At about 5 o'clock ou Ieuday ufleruoon George Llurgett and Oscar Leouard, who had been out bunting In tbe early part of tbe afternoon, were In Hamlin's rrocery store, when tbey brgan quarrtUtng over tbe gun which they bad used, wblchby same means was discharged, the load of shot striking Burgett Iu the mouth and coming out at the back of bis head. Burgett died almost instantly, ills face was elackensd by the powder showing that the muizlo ot the gun was close to bis face when II was dis charged. Uurgett waa 14 years of age. Ills companion was about 17 years old. A Prophet Predicts Big Htorms. Bt. Louis. Dec. 12. The Bov. Ira A. Hicks of tbUcltr. who, has achieved considerable fame aa a weather prnjihei, prtdlela that there will be revere storms, ecd the coldest weather of the season, within forty eight hours, aiul that the period ,,f the regular winter solstice storms, between the IMh uud 'J5th In stant, will extend the lime ot the dtetarbance. He alio looks for a storm of exccptienal Intensity a Llizsard, perhaps on Jan. Sar 9. r A Newspaper OMce 'Wrecked. PoBTSuouTn, N. H Dec 12. Last night tbe ofScaofthe fatly Jtof waa entered by persons who on set every type case In tbe place, knocked out th forms, and ransacked everything. Tha damage will amount to several hundred dollara Kntrauce was gained by break ing tbe glass tu the front door. It la supposed the act waa done In a spirit of revenge, aa the paper baa been severe in Its treotroeut ot some of tbe best known pso vle In the city. White Caps In Illinois. Ilocxrono, 111., Dec 12. The Bov. Mead Holmes, Alderman trom the Bewnrt ward, who baa Veen dgbUsr tbs lijaor is Ureal, taxtay received com msslaaitoa, signed White Cape er orthero Illinois," asking him to resign sja pesluon in the Oily Council ant threatening tha bodily lijuiy la cut lit Old nat 4 as, f ELECTRIC LIGHTING. No Special Daager from Alternating Cur rents. To ttii EDtron op The Nkw Yoim Son Dear Sin I have been favored by a correspondent with an article printed In your paper of recent date describing an experiment mode by one Harold P. Brown at the Edison laboratory In Orange, N, J., with the alternating current; and as your journal and others aro llkoly to bo misled, tbe publlo Interests injured and vory extensive vested lntorests also injured, I think it due to thoso whom I reprosont tp ask tho In dulgonco ot your columns tor somo remarks on that subject. It is genorally understood that Harold P. Brown Is conducting these experiments In tho Interest and payot the Edison Lleotrlo Light Company: that the Edison Company's business can be vitally Injured If the alternating current apparatus oontlnuos to bo as successfully in troduced and operated ns it has boretoforo been; nnd that the Edison representatives, from a business point ot view, consider them selves justified in resorting to any expedient to prevent tho extension of this system. To show tho nbsurdltyot connecting the ex periments madeatMr.Xdlson's laboratory at Orange, N. J., with tbo commorclal uso of oloo trio currents, it is only necessary to call atten tion to the manner In which tbo ourront was ap plied. To uso a simple Illustration, a pleco of load wolghlng ono ounco may strlko tho human body with groat foroo in any ono of 100 places without producing any permanent Injury, anil oven whon fired trom a rifle must enter one of the raw vital carts to have fatal effeot, although when so directed It Is perfeotly easy to produce Instantaneous doath. Tho method of applying the ourront usod In these experiments was oarefully selootod for tho purposo ot producing the most startling effects with tho smallest ex penditure of current, and rogardlossof any con nection between the nature ot the current nnd tho special and extraordinary means usod to apply tho ourient for thoso oxuorlmonta. Tho parts brought under tho action of the current wero not only thoso most easily affected by It, but wero so carefully placed In tho circuit as to receive a shock such as would bo utterly im- Sosslblolf the current wore appllod In uny ord inary or accidental manner. In ordor to Injuriously affect any organ ot tbe body It Is necossary that a certain Quantity or volume of current pass through It for a greater or loss time, dependent upon tbo amount of the current- To thoroughly appre ciate tho caso It must be understood that the ourront Is lnoronsed to a given pressure in ex actly tho samo proportion as tbo reslstanco offered to Its passago Is reduced.. It was for this reason that a vital part of tho body was selected (In the experlmonts at Mr. Ldlson 8 laboratory) that could bo reached by the cur rent without traversing any consldornblo por tion of tho body, and In addition to this tho re blstanco of tho contnets was mado as low as possible, by giving them a largo surfaco and moistening tbo putts whore tho olectrodos wore applied. The result of thlB carefully ar ranged plan was that a largo quantity ot cur rent was made to pass through sensitive por tions of tbe brain and spinal cord. The samo current applied to any othor portion ot tho body would not havo boon llkoly to produce any Injurious result, and, moroovor. In order to produce suoh a ourront It would havo been nccossury to vory greatly Increase tho oleoti o motlvo lorco, so that InBtead of 700 volts, as claimed In tho cose of those oxporlmonts, several thousand would have beon neces sary to havo the samo effect Tho usual points of contact in accidental Bhocks received trom electric ciroults are through tho hands, or somo other portion of tho body pro tected by tissues of greater or less thtcknoss, nnd, as a mattor ot experience. It has beon found that pressures oxcoodlng 1,000 volts can bo withstood by persons ot ordinary health without experiencing any permanent lncon venlonco. Furthor, tho alternating current Is less dangerous to life from the tact that the mo mentary reversal of direction prevonts decom position of tissuos, nnd Injury can only result from the general offsets of the shook; whereas In a continuous current thoro Is not only the injury from tho latter cause, but a posltivo orgunio chango from chemical decomposition, mucli more rapid and injurious In Its effocts. A large number of persons can bo producod who have received a 1.000-voIt shock from alter nating currents without injury, and among thorn a wireman became Insensible and held his hand in contact with tho wires for a period of three minutes without fatal results in fact, was able to go on with his work i.ftor a short period. We havo no hesitation in charging that tho object of those experlmonts Is not In the Inter est of sclenco or safoty. but to endeavor to create in the minds of tbe public n prejudlco against tbo use of tbo alternating currents. Tho Edison Company, who aro to be benofltod by the dissemination of literature of this char acter, in their annual report, issued this fall, show that daring the Dost yoar thoy sold of their continuous current 230-volt apparatus, for central stations, to tbe oxtent of 44,000 lights for tho current yoar. The Westlnghouso Electrlo Company, during the month ol Octo ber, 1888. alone recolved orders for 18.000 lights tor central station uso on tho alternating cur rent system. 25.000 ot which wore for uso In London, whoro tho laws with rcforence to tho distribution of electricity are moro carefully scrutinized than thoy over havo boon in this country. Blnco tbo Westlncbouso Electric Com pany began Its buslnoss it bus sold moro onn tral station plants on tho alternating current sybtem than all of the other electric companies intho!countryputtogetherhuve ottbo continu ous current bytom. This largo buslnoss has beon mainly due to tho fact that tho alternat ing current system permits the use of an olea-tro-motive force which brings the price of in candescent lighting within tbe reach of tho multitude, ami enables central station com panies to distribute their current over any de sired area, sucli us. for Instance, the city ot how York and other large placos. Ono word moro with rnforonco to tlio alter nating system. It not only tivrmits the uso of currentH of 1,000 volts for ttroot mains, but re quires Its conversion Into currents of 50 volts or less for houso wiring. The converters are so constructed that tho primary or streot current can nover by any possibility enter tho houso. With the Edison system tho pressure Is about 230 volts, and whllo no person coming in contact with the alternating current us used for domostlc lighting would be aware ot Its presence, with tho Edison system the shock would be painful, it not absolutely dangOTOUH. 11 the person were nt all delicate. ) We bollevo tlioro should bo reason and right In all things, and thnt this company Is per fectly justified In drawing the attention of tho public to the reasons why Harold P. Brown conducts his experiments wlthiiltornntlngcur- Sonts In tho manner statod at tho laboratory of Ir. Edison, since, it that company cannot counteract tho Inroads mado into their busi ness by the alternating system, they must necessarily aontinuo to occupy an inferior place, and the protection of thoir vested inter ests has led them to use as correct and proper any mothods that undor other circumstances vyould hardly be resorted to. The Weetlng bouso Eloctrlc Company has Introduced its alternating system at the present time into 130 central stations in this country and Canada, all within the brlof period of two years. Thirty six ot these stations hnvo Increased their plant by ordering additional apparatus from thin company, nftor hav Ing started with thoir Initial oi. lor: and we feel justillod In saving that, In addition to ourown experience with tho alter nating (ostein, tbe business would not bavo had this enormous and rapidly Increasing month If there had been connected with It tho daugorous features which Mr. Harold P. Brown and bis associates of the Edison Company so loudly proclaim. i'lnully, wo snail do giaa to nave you send an expert conuected with your valuable papor, who Is disinterested and competent., to Investi gate, freo from prejudice, the subject of tlm alternating and continuous currents. Wo will afford him evory opportunity to snllsfy himself ol the vust superiority as to eafoty and econ omy of tho nltornntlng system. Your truly. Tun WE6Ti!aHntJnn Electmo Co., GEO. WKBTINOUOUKf, President Adv. Uanalsan etc Bouillon. Whatever elso a " Coroner's sole " may bo, It is certainly a very low-priced tale IJannigan t IJouIUoa are having such a sals at their big store at 243 Orand street, and crowds are buying Christmas presents there. Tbey are doing a big business in cloaks and Jacketa at surprising prices. Seal-pluen Jackets, satin lined, go at S7b& The uew garment of pluslu Hniljeska. with seal pendants and ornaments, that f ornitr v sold for $ A Is now offered at srj.es. Jugtry Jsrwuiarsits and misses' New. markets with ungtl sleeves arid !.augtry rapes, art, also solJ at itry low Iirlcee. The bovs' ofethlnff department la doing a rush. ng business at hnlf prices. A 'j s suit can ba bouuht tbere for 91.49 and an overcoat at tbe same prloe. Chllaren'agTeicbeua sell trom tl.D-4 totalis The dress goods department offers great bargains In sUka ami velvets. Dedication or HI. Joseph's Hospital, The dedication ot St. Joseph's Hospital took place at 10 o'clock yeaterday morning. Tha hospital and grounds occupy the block bounded by 143d and 141th streets and Bt. Ann's and brook avenues. Tbo main building, which fronts on 143d street, is 240 by 100 feet. Itcouslstsof a baseincntand four stories, the tor toer being of Groenwlch stone and tho lattei of brick, iisckoftha main building and iri'ittluL'ou Mlh street. Is thu bouhe for th-i Meters. Aohniel vmuicct the two bulldltih's The huspiul tost J75,iw The inonry was (olltclr.l by the bisters of M. Francis. Tuero win bo aLCouimodations for '2W tiailcnta. The ceremonies yesterday were conducted by Arch Llabop Corriffau. who moved with a procession of priests tbrouubtbe balleand corridors of the buildings, bless ing tbe Interior aadsorluklluittie doors of all lbs rooms with holy water. rite JLateat Thing; la Dollars. The latest thing In collars is higher than any collar for ordinary wear haa aver been. It Is straight around, with bent points, and is called tha "Bewanee." There Is a University of Sewaueo In Tennessee, after which Curl A Wilson have named tbelr last production. A Southern rersnarr lately declared Ihst no., beu anee " had reached Ilia pttlbacle of lit r glory. ' Vhe f iitoii able collar for e eun g a ear line winter Is the Spo kane." originate,! ur lb, name firm- It u not eo high us tbe "bewaiiec." and haa wider baps. Karl k Wilson are tbe only collar makers In tbe world who make tkeir own lloea The grades of linen sold In open market are not Due enongb for the beat work in eetlare. and tbe only way the linn knew to get around the difficulty was lo bulla tilth own liscn jnuls, which they aid. MARINE INTELLIGENCE, mnsrtws ainsiuo run dst. ". Sanrisei.... 7 ieSnneu.... 4 8S Moon seta-, a S3 ,-j aion wans trtis div. " Sandy nook. 4 00 1 Gov. Island. 4 DO I Hell Gale.,--a ! . h v . , , Arrlved-Wgpsonar. Dto. IX j,' Fenertbel. Clenkekel Kingston. Ja. "J4 RenstllesnakOlsel,rhllaWlr.ti!a. A BsOrlnoco.iiarvlD, Philadelphia. yt P Commonwealth Van Kirk. rblladetpblA. ' , its Roanoke, Itulphere, Newport Nawa. J J pyor later arrivals iJotunn about Towa.1 aasrriD OCT. j ' ft Arlssna, from New York, at 9j''twB-.. ..A ' be I'ennsylvania, from New York, pasied Brow Head, 8s Ilskla, from New York, at Copenhagen. ' attLin raos roBBianr roars. Si Moravia, from Havre for New fork. giwlritfftiSffUwi '., Kennedy's bjaoea, stylish, easy, dlreet sVoaa factory at Kaaton, Mass, saving middlemen's PreOta. cork Boles. S4 ns. Patent Uather. SS.79I ytenefi peat. Uaud Sewed. flDSi stand Welts, 13.87. Jo OorUandtet. Christmas 3in Neekwear. sXaadkenv ,J ehlffa, (ilovas. Suspenders, atutllera, Jersey Jackets, '- fanoy Night bhtrta. Press Shirts. Men's Underwear. . t, W. Johnston, suu Orand sk Also ST8 ih an, above 23d st, ':. Jlr. Hanroi-a'a Liver Iavlsrorator- la s vegetable cure for rheumatism when caused by an over acid condiuou ot tbe system. Htary Adams A: C.o.'m men's ahoea are tha best for comfort, At, and wears oorreot styles, rortals ., by all dealers. ,i Kennedy's HI Ik Hats, nneqnalted for ferlts ' IUntlustre.WB'4.bAacHsavlngI.tiU.-200ortlanll, s Keep'a Dress Hhlrts made to measure, efor to. None better at any price. SOW and Ml 1 Broadway. l i DIED. VISlC-In this city, on Wednesday, Dec 12, Lyman risk. In the J8th year of his ag. Notice ot funeral hereafter. . . HTZ (JHRALO On Tuesday, Dec. It, Johanna, be- , loved mother of Catherine and John K. HtaOerald. , nelailvesandfrlendearereaDccitullylnvUed toatteun her funeral from her late resldence.acu West lluthst, on Thursday, I3tb Inst, st :SO A. H.i thenoot? tbe Church of the Blessed sacrament West 71st st- and loth av , where a mass of renulem will be offered tor the re pose or her souL Interment In Calvary. JUNKlNt). On Deo. 11, lira Ann Jenkins, aged 74 yara. , . Funeral to take place from her son's reside nee. Coronas, I I. on Friday. Pec. 14. at 2 o'clock. , ,, I.B ROi At the Victoria lloieL New York oily, on Monday. Dec. In, in lbe7ltt yearof hUsge, WlulamEd- ' , gar L lloy. liear-Admlral V. 8. Navv. retired. The funeral will take place at the Church ot the Trans figuration. Kaet 2(nh st. on Thursday morning. Deo. 13. nt 10 30 o'clock. Interment at Tarrytown. Train leaves , Grand Central station at unit. . u ' HOUGHS. On Pec 12, William A. llogers, aged 30 Relatives and friends are respectfully Invited to attend the fnnerat fromthe residence ot Ills parents. Hi Madi son st, Friday. Kec 14. at i o'clock. WINCUIl.viUIt Suddenly, on the 12th Inst, Thomas D. Winchester ot this olty. Notice ot funeral hereafter. jSjitctat effotictg. FOll OIiniSTMAH.-TIIE rOLYOPTICON la , the lart. best, an 1 tirnutically cheapest kind of Magla Lantern; has peculiar merits, carious powers, enalesa s variety: children never tire of lu hbowa ordinary card t Elcturea ami photographs instead nt glass slidea. Sola y toy dealers and opticians shown In operauon dally and fur sale at 120 Cast -tub, at- New Tork. TO MOTUEIIO. "MRS. WINFLOW'S S0OTHINO SYRUP, far Children teething." softens the gums, reduces Inflammation, i allays all pain, and cures wind colic 25 cents a bottle. t gfeur gubUcntifjiiii. GRAND ILLUSTRATED ' CHRISTHAS NUMBER OF THU Ladies' Home Journal AND PKACTICAli IIOUSEKEEKPER. 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C,P',tVti (uWci pbyslclasj attendant; cold nilings, 41 upi others. 6O0.1 repaU taiiW 1 work warranted. 1JENTAI. CO., ousday. DR. rUIXBH'S Dental Parlors. 74 Varltl; it, eor. fav ' sal) nnt-clua work (uarauttod st uoUeralo prices, '. ' -