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f ? THE SUN, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1889.-TIVENTY-FOUR PAGES.
taortfc w Sambous. V .yoao smr totmnnia said to on nun- I MBnma most inflveska. t Jk star iMHtw lsj h h' ttnaaber ant Deaths I from Dleeaaaa That Kay Tie Xbdaeod by j! tho JTraralUaaT. meoraer Tha Dostora Ileeltaio to Call II tha Drip, hut tfca rati rata JDen't-Nev Aetlom Tat y tho Health Board Kxtaat ( Aavlee JPaoale Not to N oajleet Their Colae A Waralas; Ala Acatnat Orarcaatloa In JBreee. Within the lost two weeks there has swept over this town n wave of phytloal affliction. In all the oars, restaurants, cafoa, and ojher placet or meeting the main subject of conversation ii the nll-pervadlng sickness. Men and women alike, havo been affeotod. Age and previous condition ot health soom to mako no differ ence. Tho mott cautions appear to be as like Ir to succumb as the most indifferent lhe physicians no longer deny the presence ot an epidemic, although ther still differ as to its na ture. They admit that Influenza is widespread, trat speak frith caution about its resemblanco to tho Bussian crip that has spread ovor Eu rope. It is difficult to find a person nowadays Who has not a cold himself or somo friend or relative who Is laid up with one. Even the doctors are suffering. Dr. Cyrus Edson of the Board of Health was unable to report for dntr yosterday, and romalnod abod all day. Physi cians are incllnod to be cautious in making fltatements en tho causo and naturo of tho opl demlo, but a few havo talkod frankly. One of those Is Dr. Egbert Quernsoy, who was prominently before the public only recently in the quarrel between Dr. Schley of the Now Tork County Homcoopathlo Medical Boclety and the Ward's Island Hospital medical staff. " Thero Is no Question," said Dr. Ouernsoy, "bout the fact that there has been a very larceincxease of sickness within tho last week. I am treating thirty casos of influenza. Tho disease is very muoh like that now epidemic In Europe, although it is not so strong hero. It is the aamo dlsoaso that has been epldomio lathis country more or loss for tho lost forty or fifty years. In 1837 it cams to this country from Bussta, and was known as the Tyler crip. It was more serious then than it is now. It is practloally the same thlrig as tho Southern dengue. The symptoms dlffor in different oases, Thoro are usually groat muscular pains, ahd sometimes high ferer, which comes on middenly-nnd raises the temperature ot tho body to 105. but usually does not last long. If taken in time, the influenza ousht to be aurod in tiro or throo days. In somo cases thoro is sorere catarrh and watorlng of tho oyes with pains at the base ot tho skull and In the hood, bat In others tho head pains and catarrh aro entirely absent Tho muscular pain is tho most noticeable, and tho genoral Indications aro ontirely different from those of Ian ordinary cold, in my opinion tho trouble is due to atmosphorlo conditions. It is very probable that thoro is too muoh ozono or that thore is on oleotrifled condition of the air. Dr. Draporof tho Moteorologlcal Department In Central Park ears that wbon tne temperature In the autumn months Is betweon 45 and 50 there Is a grout deal of ozone In tho air. Ex periments in the laboratory show that when thore 1b too much ozono in tho ntraosphoro there is a dryness In tho throat and nasal pns I sages, and this may Indnoo bronchitis and pneumonia. It is possible that the Influenza may hao bad rosults. I should not bo sur prised if bronchitis, pneumonia, and even typhoid fever should supervene. The epldomio in lfusBla is vory fntal. I rocelved yosterdny a letter from tho Secretary of our Location at St. Fetereburg which atatod tlint thoro wore a number ot fatal caes thoro. All the mombors of my own fntnlly aro down with it, and in my opinion tho disease is llkoly to increase in tho . Immediate futuro unions thoro Is a great chnngo in tho atmosphorlo conditions. All classes are affected by It." Dr. Alfred Xl Loomls wn oornholmod with i work whon a Bun reporter called upon hltn yesterday. Ills reception loom was crowded ( with pntionts. tho majority of whom vtorenD- 1 parently victims of tho prevailing trouble. ! It is truo,"mild Dr. Loomls, " that thoro has boon a great deal of this slikness In tho city, but. so fur as my observation goes, all within tho Inst few days. I hnd not obsorved any boforo thon. I don't boo how physicians con toll what tho sickness is due to. Undoubt edly tho trouble U atmospheric from the foot that it is so widespread." unool the gentlemen connected with tho Medical Record nd ancod tho thoory thnt the sickness now so prevalent was due entirely to thewnrni tvonther ami the ovotcautiousness of tho victims. ."borne peoplo scorn to think," ho snld, "that they must put on heavy !lanno! find warm clothe on the 1st of December, whether It ts cold or not. Tho month, nnd not the weather, seems to govern thorn. The result I") that in iho warm weather that wo have hnd people who have bundled themsolveg up have per spired frooly and then havo ozposed thom eelves nnd, nnturally, have caught severe colds. Of course. In the Irequent nnd rapid changes of weather that we have been experiencing. It has been dinicult to dress entirely according to tho weather, but I think It Is aafor to keep oir the vory heavy winter clothes until we ha e settled winter number than tn bundle up. with almost certain perspiring ns a result. The ellabtest exposure when one is perspiring Is very likely to produce a cold unless immediate ivecnutlons aro taken. 'J he only thing that will ward It off Is an Immediate bath." The outdoor department of tho New York Hospital has probably more patients than that i ot any other hospital In tho city. The ofllco 1 was so crowded when a reporter called yestor- I day that ho raodo his way with dllllculty to the clerk's desk. They had treated live casos of bronchitis In the morning. Dr. Embree. who is in charge, said that, while tho number of cases Watt not greatly Increased, thoro were many new ones. Dr. Embree thought that cases ot cold were more likely to bo found among rich roople. for tho reason that thoy were the met I cautlouB nnd the most likely to bundle up. He said thnt he had not noticed so many ensos of i Influenza, but that all the victims ho had seen I had suffered greatly from palus In the back. I He thought It very yrobablo that tho preva lence of the dlsoider was more largely due to 1 ovefcautlon than to other causes. A physician In tho Board of Health said that while there was undoubtedly a good deal of sIckposB thero appeared to bo no dancer ot contagion, and tho inattor bad not. tborofore. I been officially brought to tho attention of the Hoard. There was undoubtedly, he said, n great deal of influenza In the city, but ho did not think It much more sovoro thnn the influ enza that has been experienced here for many years. lie thought it possible that pneumonia and bronchitis plight Btipertone. but he was qutto certain that typhoid lover would not. and also gavo no credence to tho theory that the lnfluunza was bnt , a forerunner of chol era. It WOb called to bis attention that Jersoy City, which has been Buffering considerably from influenza, was now the seat of a groat deal of typhoid fover. but he was quite cortaln that the fetor could not have been n result ottbo Influenza, oxcent la bo far ns the influenza lowered tho vitality and mado the system more liable to disease of nil kinds. Pnoumonfa. he said, mlaht verr eaMlv result. Tho Hoard ot Health will not net at present, and only seml-olllclally adviseB peoplo not to neglect eetero colds. All the pbyslolnns agreo in Haying that the chief dancer of tho Influenza iojts weakening effect widen makes the victim llablo to other and moro complicated dis i orders. Home of Dr. Guernsey's patients bad ' unusual symptoms which had to be Tery care fully, watched. Among these was a severe diarrhoea and vomiting, such as Is observed In cholera. Tba Health Board say that thore Is no evi dence of la grippe in this olty, but Dr. Cyrus Ldson found seven cases In East I'orty-slxtn BtroeL .Health Commissioner Ilryant and Prosldont Wilson, roplled to a telegram from Surgeon-General Hamilton nn follows: "There is no la grippe In New York as far as wo nre Iirtormed omclally." On tno next day Mr. Wil son was laid tin with the grip. The cold which first prostrated blm did not yield to treatment. It deelopel into InlUramntlon of the lunge, nndonPnilay hiBlirowasdeepalredof, Hornl Ued.iioweYer.and his physicians now look for his recnNery. The steamship Wosternland's three patients In the North llrotbor Island Hospital orp, supposed to have typhup feer, but the health ollloors are by no means comlncod that tliov hao It. Dr. lirynnt says tholr disease Is ns likely to be In erippe as anything wise. It Ib U8(iertotlthat5aouu,lnhbllttiits of New York have tuo inlluonza. but it Is Jlffloult to obtain ncournte information, aa thoro tan rule in the Health Department which prohibits subordi nates from giving news of contagious diseases to the press. The Bureau of Vital statistics records that pnoumonla, bronchitis, and consumption are largely on the inrreaM), und that the iarce death rato is due prinolpally to heavy colds contracted during the euditen chnngos ot weather. Hero lie a comparative death table for two weeks; llrrl UrrL tiulitiij ruting Pneumonia ,,. K7 I'm 1 CoriHimptloD 07 111 UruncMtu i'l ui T0U1 25 ltT Tba total deaths for tho week ending Dec. 81 i lirwrw!? - - r v -mzr ....... --. -k1ijj- f iiiiiniianiialsMiinniliinT i were 905, and for last week 72, an increase ot 87. The Health Department has never before recorded in on week so many deaths from pneumonia. None of the doctors will undertake to esti mate the probable duration of tba epidemic. If the weather should turn soTsrely cold It would, according to the opinion of eome.who attribute the trouble to tho atmosphere, havo a deterrent effoot. ....... . . Itlsaourtousfaotthatwhlle the doctors, or at losst a majority of them, are slow to admit that the influenza is the llussian grip, the patient-no matter whether his symptoms be se Tero or not is always thoroughly convinoed that it Is. Uore Is a sample oonrersstlon on the subjeot A smiling miss and a young man entered a Broadway horse car toeother: " Have you had tho grip ?", askod shp. " No, I haven't" said he. " What Isjtr " Oh. It's-lfsjust dreadful" said sho. . ' Aro you qnlto sure you had It r" asked bo. "You know the doctors say thoro isn't any such thing". "Oh I" with a very expressive glanoo from her dark oyes. "If you'd ovor had, It you wouldn'thavennydoubt about it Myl It fust Seems as though you wore going to die surely, didn't caro a enan whother I lived or not Bister Jonnle and my two brothers bad It also, and thoy all felt the same way." Thsre is no doubt that personssufferjng only from severe colds aro Inclined to think that thoy havo somotblng worse, but where the dootors disagree it is of course only natural that the layman's opinion should bo turned to the sldo that ho thinks is Juntlfled by his per sonal sufferings. Mrs. Padolford, oneot the leading stngors In "The Soven Ages" at tbo Htnndard Theatre, is just recovering from an attack of the grip, and several other members of tho company aro af flicted with it less severely. The only ones en tirely knocked out by It so far are a few mem bers of the ohorus. It was reported at the Custom nouse yester day that Surveyor Lyon and Auditor Ulntoh ford were sorlouslr III. An unusually largo numhor of subordinates in all the depart ments were also absent on sick leave. Postmaster Van Cott lauched at the rumor thnt la grippe had struck tbe l'ost Office, and that a number of letter carriers and clerks wero laid up with it Ho admitted, howevor, tbnt moro than tho usual numbor ot men were absent on stok leave. Commissioner Mathews sent word that ho was too ill to attend tbe special meeting ot the Dock Commissioners yosterday. Men were drawn from the extra list on tho Broadway road last nlebt to take the places of regular conductors nnd drivers who were 111 ot the grip. Nuperlntendent Newell also has tho malady, no Is Tory HI, and was not at his office nil day yesterday. Elbrldgo T. Oerry has the grin. About a dozen of the attendants and em ployees of Bloomlngdalo Asylum have been taken elcK with lntluenra. Bnporlntondant Lyon sold yesterday ho did not know whether it was the Bussian grip or not Nona of the patients have caught It Hergeant Thomoc "oyle ot the Wost Forty seventh street police station, was attacked with the grip at the station last night, and had to go homo in a carriage Justloe Dykman was In bed at White Plains yesterday with nn nttaok of tho Bussian grin, and thoro was no session of the Supremo Court MATOU CltAPIK JUS IT. It turns out that the disease which drove Mayor Chapln ot Brooklyn from his office on Thursday and has slnco confined him to his Eighth uvenuo Iioubo Is none other thnn the Bussian Influenza. In bis cose, howevor. tho grip baa nearly run Its course, and he oxpeots to be at tho City Hall on Wodnesdny to wel come New Year's callers. Prosldont McCarthy of the Brooklyn Board of Aldormen also bus the grip, but tho symptoms are not so well de fined as In tho case of tho Mayor. Keeper Dunn of the City Ball and nenrly all the mem bers of his family have tho vexatious malady. BTATEN ISLAND VICTIMS. District Attorney-elect Thomas W. FItzgor aid. Col. John A. Duff, proprietor of the Club House, and thirteen members of the police forco nre among tbo Staten Island victims. Ntack. N. Y.. Dec. 28. About one-quarter ol the peoplo ot Nynck have Influenza. Homo of the cases aro soere. Tbo disease bus ap peared In several other places In Rockland county. In somo lumllles all tho members aro mulcted. Oswego, Dec. 28. "La grippe" has struck this town. Local physicians report 200 ca.os undor treatment, and tho numbor Is constantly Increasing. Betweon 90 and 100 employees of the Homo. Watortown and Ogdensburizh ltallroad Company are oil duty and sick abed. Thu numbor comprises trainmen, engineers, pnsBepceri nnd freight conductors, llremen. nnd BWltchmnn. Thirty-two switchmen em ployod In tho company's frelcht yards In this city aro off duty, and tho freight business Is nlmost nt n staudstlll. Superintendent Jones of tho northern division nnd Superintendent of Trnnsportlon . W. Cunlornnd four train dospatcherB nre down with tho disease. Unless thero is a lot up It is feared that morr switch man employed in the yards will be down. Phy sicians ropoit ee.eralof tbo cases as serious, with symptoms of pneumonia. Tim DISEASE IV KFW JEKSET. About 125 cases have appeared in New Bruns wick, some of them very seero. but none con sidered dangerous. Among those afflicted Is tho Prosecutor of the Pleas. J. K. like. Tho disease Is nlo prevalont In bouth Hirer, Mllo town, and Metuchen. A few casos of a mild typo havo appeared la Bordontown. About 1.600 cases ore reported in Newark. Nono of thu cases hns been fatal. 25,000 CASKS IN PHILADELPHIA. PniLAnELrniA, Dee. 2K A prominent physi cian of this city said tn-day that thero wore fully 25.000 persons now being treated by local physicians for influenza In somo form or other. Ju oNory large buslnoss house, Industrial es tablishment, or ofilco n porcentnge of the em ployees me detained nt home, midline doctors say tlwv wore nevor busier. Tho character of tho epidemic, physicians sny. Is not productlvo of fiitnl consequences, and It is merely un at mospheric disease, duo probably to the heavy fogs und unsoasonablo woather prevalent for some time past According to the Bonrd of Health report for tbe week ending to-day. there were 15 per cent less deaths lrom pulmonary trouble dur ing that tlmo than for tbe corresponding Serlod of last year, and thus tnr not one death lrectly tiacenble to Influenza lias occurred. All olasses of clttzens are numbered among Its vIctlmB, and some of the leading business men of tho city havo been compelled to absent themselves from their places of business on account of "tho grip." notably Mr. Ueorgo W. Chllde. who Is only just rocovorlng from an attack which kept him Indoors for seternl days. Physicians express tho opinion that the epldomio has reached Its height, and that with the coming of cooler, bracing weather the die agreeable visitation will toko its departure. A FATAL CASE IN I108T0N. Boston. Dec. 28. John Tompieton Coolidge. President of tbe Columbian Dank, died this morning at his residence of "la grippe." Mr. Cooltdeo was one of the old bank Presidents in Boston. He was 80 years of aeo. Hlnco last Sunday there havo been three other deaths in this city which wero caused partly by influenza. In two of tbo cases tho victims were women, ono being 48 nnd tbe other i'3 years ot aee. and according to certifi cates filed at the ofllco of tbo Hoard of Health, lnlluenrawns tho prlmnry causes of their Ill ness, whloh doveloped Into pneumonia, tho ac tual causo ot death. Tbe third casowas that of an ulght-montbs-old child, who bad a com plication of Ills, and was altogether ton weak to Burvhonn attack of lulluonza. It tho dis ease had anything moro to do with the rather large number of deaths (tbirty-elcht from pneu monia) this wcok it Is not so reported In the certificates which havo beon filed at tbo office of the Board of Health. With tbe Increase over tho twoxnao of deaths from pnoumonla, there has been forty deaths from consumption during tbo week, which Is considered to bo a larae number oven for that drendod disoase. During the corresponding week last your tho report showed: Pnoumonla, 21 cafes: consumption. 34. Tho total number of deaths reported to tbe Board of Health this week was 2J2. which Is tbo largest number for any woek during the year, save those weeks in July and August wbon cholera Infantum sent the death rate to high notch. Tho Increase over thenumborof deaths during the corresponding week lost sear Is 40. The death rato this week Is 28.7, whereas a few weeks ago ft was loss than 20. THE KUOAll T11U8T HAS IT, TOO. Washington. Deo. 28. Tho members of tho Ways and Means Commltteo were on hand promptly nt 10 o'clock this morning and waited patloutly for nn hour for the appearance of some ono interested in the roflnlng ot sugar and desirous of being heard on that subject. At 11 o'clock the committee was callod to or der, and Mr. Flower said thnt be had received a telegram from J. V. Bearles, Jr., Treasurer of the Sugar Trust informing him that the gen tlemen who had Intendod to appear were suf fering from the grip and asking that tbe hear ing bs postponed. The committee granted tho request and will give a hearing to the sugar ro'lnors on Jan. 4, after tho henrlngs on flax, hemp, jute, and cotton goods, already set down tor that day. shall have been completed. New Havev. Dec 2B. The Influenza Is spreading In this olty with its charaoterlstlo rapidity. Tho clerks in the Post Office have been attacked, and It is believed that tbey caught the disease by handling malls from New York. Of thirty-three physicians inter viewed to-day fifteen have from one to forty cases of lulluonza which thoy are attending. A conservative estimato places the number of persons ntflicted at 800. It is a mild type ot the disease, and thus far no roally serious cases have been reported. Danville, Va.. Dec. 28. Sovernl casos of sup posed Influenza bave made tbelr nnpoarance hero, th'HiKh tho doctors have not yet pro nounced thero such. People aro feeling vory unxlous. Ciiii'ACio, Dec. 28. The first fatal case of acute Influenza In the city was reported to tho Koalth Dopnrtment to-day. The victim was Mrs. Julia A. Ingalls. aged 72 years. Dr. H, H. lllttbop snd to-day. that inlluonzn had boon prevalent In this olty for two weeks, though people wem not general ly aware of ft it vus not. he said, tho ordinary variety of this discos,1, being more soiece, coiiip.OIIng tho Hiirfrrs to re main In bed. ll added that Signer Tumugno, the tenor nf the l'atti Orurn Company, wits suf fering from the disease in Its mild form, and that it was likely to bother him for emne days to come. Vr. Bishop said, further, that opera singers were generally unfavorably affected as to their throats when In Chicago. Indianapolis. Dec. 28. Beveral hundred oases of influenza are announced to-day. Eight telegraph boys were all eoltod simultaneously, and hundreds of oases are reported among the employees ot large factories. Many retail clerks are affected. . Detroit, Deo. 28, The Influenza has come to Detroit, andover 6.000 people are down with the disease. Fifty policemen, mora than half of tbo olty officers and tholr assistants, are laid up, nnd thero is hardly a More or factory in the elty whoso olerloal nnd working, force Is not seriously crippled. The disease basin no case proved fatal as yet, but It seems to bo getting more virulent from day to day. Ottawa, Doc, 28. A large number of persons in nnd around this city aro affected with a mild typo ot influenza. It appears in almost every case to bo complicated with pneumonia or nouralglo. m . , , , ., Paris, Dec 28. Tho reoent mortality in the city has been ns follows: Wednesday. .118! Thursday. 898 : Friday, 844. Tho sudden drop from the figures of Thursday to thoso of Fri day is taken as an evidenco that the epldemlo is on tbo wane. . .... Berlin. Doc. 28. Tho epldomio Is rapidly decreasing here, but is spreading In othor places in Germany. The malady very seriously affeotod the Christmas trade, there being but few country visltore and the stores doing but litt'o. ... Tho Vlonnn doctors say the disease. hns rcoohod its ollmax thero nnd prevails In three forms tho nervous, tho gastric and tho catarrhal. . . Thore havo been two deaths from Influenza at Dnnttlc. At Frankfort forty-six members of tho opera company and ICO soldiors of tho gar rison aro ill. jtto mtKCK is rricaT thiqimj. Elevea Llni r,oat by Spreadlna; Balls oa the Cheaapeaka and Oalo. CnAiiLESTON, Vr Vo., Dec. 28. A torriblo accident occurred this morning on the Chesa peako and Ohio Ballrood nt Whlto Sulphur Springs. 125 miles east ot this place. lie ports have been very hard to get tho only accounts being received by specials to tho Gazette. Ono of these from nn eyowltness says that vostlbule train No, 3 on the Chesapeake and Ohio left the track two miles west of White Sulphur Bprlngs at 7:20 o'clock this morning, demol ishing six cars, killing eleven people, nnd In juring about twenty-five. Tbo accident was caused by the rolls spreading. The killod were: Hale Morrison of Charleston. Baggage Master Barksdale ot ProfBt. Va, Newsboy Thompson of Portsmouth, O. J. D. West of Howardsville. Va. Thomas Karlsch ot BlaokBtone, Kan. Kidder Kldd of Hannibal. Mo. Two colored men from Allegahany, Vo., and three others unknown. Among tho Injured were: J. It Karlicb. Blackstono. Kan., collar bone II. , U(UUU, WiaVMtVUI UlUJii UVJiUl uuao broken. . . Conductor Bohwolck, Huntington. W. Va., leg broken. It S. Blnnton. Farmvllle, Va., cut under tho oye. Oustnve n. Klino. Chicago, leg broken. William H. Dell, New York, compound frac ture of thigh. P. P. Bunch, bnck hurt J. A. Clark, train despatches Clifton Forge. Vn. John Woodfolk, Alleghany. Va.. section hand, right leg crushed: had to be amputated. w. I). Clark, Nelson Co.. Va.. ecalp wound. . H. T. Gregory,. Clifftop, Va,: arm crushed, internally injured. It was a fearful wreck, and the damage to the railroad at this tlmo cannot be estlmatod. Luckily tbe cars did not tako Are as they were heated by steam. The engine did not loave tho rails. Tbe rear sleeper also remained on the rails. Messrs. Dell and Kline were mem bers of Charles A. Gardner's theatrical com pany, and were to play In Charleston to-night. IW the Auoctated Freu Cincinnati. Dec. 28. Officers of tho Chesa- fieako and Ohio ltallroad have lnformatfon roni Whtte Bulpbur Bprlngs that passenger train No. 3 on that roan going west was wreckod this morning about two miles west ot A hlto Sulphur Springs by a broken axle. Tho mall car. combination car. coach and one Blooper wero derailed. The sleeperwos turned on Its sldo Tho other Hloener. Bockbridge. wns not lninred. 'iho coach telescoped the combination car. and there the loss of life oc curred. Tho dend wore sent tuRoncevorte and tho Injured to tbe Caldwell Hotoi at White Sulphur taring, whero everything possible wbb dona for their comfort Tho train left New iork nt3:30 P. M. yester day and was dun In Cincinnati nt 5:10 P. M. to day. The train was behind time and running forty to fifty miles an hour. The conductor says ho was running only thirty-five miles, but others say forty or llfty miles. All of the killed were In tho smoking car, which was telesooped by another car. Every person in tbo car was: killed, except the conductor, who had his leg broken. He will probably recover. Dr. W. 1'. Caldwell, tho only physician In Whlto Sulphur, repaired to thescenoof the ao cldnnt and did all in his power to nllevlato tbo sufforlng. After sometime a number of doc tors from along tbe line arrived, and worked long and faithful among the suffering. Ladles turned out, and too much cannot be said In praise of tbelr noble efforts. The noteworthy feature was that no ladles nor children wero injured. TUB EJtlE ASD ITS BSIPLOTBKH. Meeting or Brotherhood Heprcsentatlvea In Jeraey Clly, Iho question of whother tho trouble be tween the Erie Bnllroad Company and Its em ployees will end in a strike will probably bo sottled before tho middle of the week. To-day representatives of the men will meet tor final action, and It will all rest thon with Manager Thomas. The Grievanos Committee of the Erie Branch of the Brotherhood ot Engineers, representatives of tho Grievance Committee of the Flremon's Brotherhood, tbe Brakemen's Brotherhood, nnd ono Western conductor, rep resenting the Conductors' Association, mot in the hall over tho Third National Bonk Building In Jersey City yesterday. There were about forty engineers present Thoy talked ovor all their grievances. The first was the dlschargo of the four engineers who refused to sign tbe engineers' cook. Tho seoond was tbe existence ot tbe book Itself. The third was tbo now flromen's book which has just been issued, and incidentally the brakomen's and conductors' books wero brought up. Almost eery engineer had something to say. and tho session was prolonged until 0 o'clock in the evening. It was decided that tho four engineers must bs reinstated, and that all tho bocks must bo abolished. 'J he discussion over the firemen's book was very hot. 'this book contains about 200 questions for firemen who nre promoted to be engineers to nnswer. The object of the questions relates to competency, and tbo questions In thotn boIvos were not objected to by the onguieers so much as the fnct thnt thoy are asked after a fireman has been promoted instead of before. It such questions nro to be asked, the en gineers argued, they should be abked by tbo master mechanic boforo tbo promotion, then If a man canuot answer them ho need not be pro motod.fl ho englnoers'book came In for a large shnro of tbe discussion. Tho general opinion expressed by tho men wasthnt the agreements demanded by the road In the book were illegal and would not hold In many btales. An opinion wns read from counsol that the com pany could not hold tbe engineer liable for damages caused by uocldenta. There was some dlscuBslon as to whether the company should be naked to strike outcertr.ln questions lit the book or should abolish the book alto gether. A committee wns appointed to draw up n list of the grievances In a form to be pre sented to Manager Thomas, and then the mooting was adjourned until this morning ot 10 o'clock. All tho onglneers nre invited to bo present at this meeting. .The grievances as drawn up will be read and the whole matter will be talked over again before final action. The Grievance Commltteo will call on Man ager Thomas to-morrow. Tbey will probably give him until Wednesday or Thursday to give them a favorable answer. In ease it Is not rocelved they tbrraten a strike from ono ond of the Erie system to the other. at'aisxY asiono this svEcistuNs, Ills HtuCTed HklQ will be Met Vp In the Un. aeum or Natural Illatory. TaxldermlstJennessIMcliardson has in Ills workroom In the Musoum ot Natural nistory the mounting that has been prepared for the tendor skin ot the lato Mr. McGlnty, son of Mr. Caliph nndMrs.FatlmaMurphyot Central Park. Mr, McGlnty will probubly bo ready for exhi bition by New Year's Day. Ilia skull was sent to Prof. II. A. Ward of Bochester, who will send it back cleaned and pollshod ready for exhibi tion, nnd nlso a wooden copy wblon will bo used In the stuffed figure. Mr. McGlnty will have a place on tbo first floor of the building just at the right of the entrance whero Jumbo's skeleton was shown. Mr Blnhardson Is nlso at work on n buffalo group which will be one of the foaturos ol tho front extension now building. It is the design to show the buffalo In different stages of deel opinent, from the six-weeks-old calf to a full grown male and female. Tho group will oc cupy a space I4x8t feet. Mr, ltichardsuii re cently returned from Indian Teriitory with hall u car load of suds, grassot, und other things, which hnwlll use to mako a natural setting tor the group. I'llc, I'llr., Flla, rard wtliiont knltt, itir or pain. No core no cay. Vr, O. 0. uact and A. a. Ceikim, in Win jut iu-iiv. TWO DIVIDENDS PASSED. sous op toe vnr book jiaicroad BTOCXBULDBK8 PnOTBBXZSa. Oolnar o Try aad Oaat tha Maaagaaaaat, TFaleh They Think la Short ol Mloek Clot Haaa of That Htoek ThemeelTea. Tho Dry Dock, East Broadway ond Bat tery Ballrood Company failed to pay its acous tomed quarterly dividend ot 2 por cent, last February for the first tlmo in its oxlstenoo ot twenty odd years. The reason assigned was a loss occasioned by a strike tbe month boforo. The next dividend was paid; but In August again no dividend wan forthcoming, and thero havo boon reports that no divldond will bo paid next February. Tho reason given by tbo directors for not paying the August divi dend was that tho Quarter's earnings were re quired to moot a throe-year-ola claim against the road whloh the Court of Appeals has in a recent deolslon awarded to tho city. All tbls tlmo the stock of tho company, whloh was formerly firm in tho neighborhood of 175, has been fluctuating, and has finally dropped to 127. Borne ot the stockholders are dlssatls flod with tho present management, ond will try to oust President William Whlto at tho elec tion on Jon. 14. No mooting ot the dtsaffeoted stockholders bas been hold yot, but a meeting will be held Immediately after New Year's. On Doc, 21 Frank .t J. G. Jenkins, Jr.. Investment brokers and stockholders In the rood, sent a olroular letter to stockholders asking for proxies. They announced that 2,000 ot tho 12,100 shores had already been deposltod in their hands and that when tho necossnry number had boon recolvod they would coll a meotlng to nominate a now President and Board of Directors. Four thou sand shares, it is said, are now pledged to this movement The olrcuior mado a few comparisons ot ox penses Incurred by tbo Dry Dock rood and other roads. In tbe mntter ot keeping tracks in repair this oxblblt was mado: Dry Dock. Naw York, SMxaueamlles Brooklyn City. Brooklyn, twti.70. lorty lecond street and Orandfiraet yarry. 2uiU Elahin. Avenue, hair lork, 7i7 13: At lanuo Avanue, Brooklyn, SMo.se; second Avenue, Near iork, iJ3.10i Bum Avanua, Naw 1 ork. WlMti. As to lhe cost of management this was tho comparison: Dry Hock, three lloea, offlcert and elerka. S.1I.USI en. Brooklrn City, fourtirn llnaa, MHB37.II; AUacllo ave nue, aavan llnta, SJO,eiKi4I; nrty aacona eireet and Urand afreet ferry, SM.2-i: Eighth avenue SMtsiasoi Mich arenue, S2M1S7; Second arcane, is,au73 The cost of provender and grinding was com pared this war: Dry Dook. each horae per year. $90.49; Brooklyn City, $85 &): AtlauUo Avenue, $ii 33 Portyacond Htreet and Urand street rerrr. $ei.7i. Eighth Avenue, t7.ri; blilli Areoue. $89 43; second Avenue, $03.03. Mr. Whlto has been President nbout twelve years. The men whom he baa mode directors, tho maloontenta say, aro chiefly men wbo live out of town and rnrely attend the meetings, so that Mr. White has things practically his own way. The road made a good doal of money, and put most of its earnings Into improve ments. About throo yoaro ago this ac count equalled tbe amount of capital stock, namoly. $1,200,000. and the directors Issued to the shareholders pro rata scrip to that amount which bore ( per cent, interest At this time, tho malcontents say, Mr. Whlto and a few associates In tbe Board bold a large amonnt of stock (which was then quoted nt from 175 to 2001. and sold most of tbelr holdings at tho high figures. It ts alleged that tbo directors had dectded to nay the usual divldond In February last, and hnd actually made out the checks, whon Mr. Whlto chunged hlBmlnd and explained that a strike In Jan uary made it necessary to withhold the divi dend. The stock at once tumblod. When the next following divldond was paid on tlmo it rallied somewhat, but It fell still lower when no dividend was paid last August The disaffected stockholders BBy thnt n sinking iund of ti 50.000 in two per cent Government bonds had been provided to meet tho possible aderse doclston In tbe suit Instituted dv the city, so that It was unnecessary to hold bock the August dividend. The rumors that there would be no dltldend paid next Febru ary still further affected the stock, which at one tlmo dropped to 124, It was bought in somo quantity at those low figures by holders out side tho Board of Directors, and rallied a little. At tho present time Mr. W bite It Is said, holds only 175 shares, nnd less than 1,000 shares aro owned by the directors, The disaffected complain that expenses are too high. Presleent White draws a salary of $12,000. and a few oars ago made a new ofllco. that of superintendent, for his son. at a snlary ot $5,000. ltlchard Kollr is Vice-President of the road, and tho other directors are Henry A. Morgan. John W. Bcrlbner, Poter J. Thorno. Charles A. Hotcbklss, John K. Hoffmlre. Lan sing ZabtlBkle. John Lowrey. William Blobavd son. and Mr. Jacobs. rzcronr foh tub balv breeds. They Bout Home Hettlera who were Trylag to Start a New Town. Pierre, S. D Dec. 28 Great excitement prevails here because of tho discover? this morning that a band of about seventy-flvo set tlers had attempted to found a town site aoross the Missouri, at the mouth ot Bad Blver. It is learned tbnt the schome had boon in ombryo for sevoral weeks, and that a number of prom inent residents of East Pierre were concerned in It Tbe work commonced ot 12 o'clock last night and all night thereafter men with teams and loads of lumber were crossing and repress ing the river, the people of Pierre being en tirely unconscious ot what was going on All went well until about C A. 11.. when a half-breed, who farms tbe land whereon tho squatters bad located, discovered them. Se curing a band of followers he attnoked the squntters with guns, pistols, nnd lassoes. Tbey lassoed tbo boss carpenter, and severely in jured several ot tho homosoekers. finally, the latter took flight being unable to hold out In tbe battlo. To add to their dismay a storm ot rain and tleet set in, ond one by one they oome straggling across the rlvor, drenched, almost frozen, and a numbor ot them bleeding from bruises und wounds. Tho half-breeds sooured the lnmber, plied It up and set fire to It, and now all that marks the prospective town site is a column of flame and smoke visible here, while tbe yells of the victorious half-breeds, ralnglea with pistol shots, can plainly bo heard on this side. EXPLOSION OF A StOVLD. JL Shower of Molten Metal Falls on Nine Workmen. Dallas, Dec. 28. Nino men woro horribly nnd somo fatally burned by a shower of molten metal from an exploding mould at the Mosher Machine Company's foundry this afternoon. The nnmes of tbe victims aro : J. A. Dobbins, moulder, body nnd head nnd neck fairly rlddlod by the fUlng metal. In juries may prove fatal. John Hughes, moulder, had his clothing burned from his person and both eyes filled with red-hot motnl. Mat son, raouldor nnd foreman of the foundry, burned about the breast, nock, and arms. Charles Hurst two terrible wounds In tho back, from wnlch tbo fleBh foil In strips. John Wheeles, burnod about tho iioad and shoulders und knocked sensoless by a flying brick. Ed, Avers, Wiley Jones, Mack Honey. Jnko Mitchell, slightly burnod about tbe bead and shoulders. Tbe causa of tho explosion was tbe goner ntton of gas Insldo the mould, which was pre pared to cast a 1,600-pound piece, und when the hot metal was poured In at tho mouth tho mould exploded, sending; about a thousand pounds of molten metal In a perloct shower among tbe men. The foundrymon say thut an explosion ot this kind Is ot rare ooourrenoo in casting and was purely accidental. HlelBwehr Post will Try AkbIo. Coroner Levy, who wns recently elected Commander ot Stelnwebr Post. G. A. It, for the fifth time, has askod the members of the Post to roconsldor bis eloction, and at a meotlng to bo held In Beethoven Hall on M,onday evening the Post will take nptho raattor. Af tor Coroner Levy's election thlrty-flvo members out of a total of 150 resigned and declared tholr Inten tion of forming a pew post Tholr resigna tions were laid on tho tabic and last night about thirty of these mombers mot In cnucus nnd agreed upon a man whom thoy will sup port for Commondoroii Mouduy. Jastrp Alex ander Is said to bo tho man He is n Hebrew. Coroner Levy 1b said to have a matt for tbo plaoo himself, In the person of F, A. Lederlo. Yuchtlna Notea from the Ilpb. Boston, Doc. 28 A piominont yachtsman in tbls city has decided to build a 70-footor In case u British boat ot that class comes over here uoxt summer. Nounmois mentioned as ret, but of course Mr, Burgess will be tbe de signer. It is known thnt Fife has dofdgued a new70-footer. and Gen. Palno and Mr. BurgcsB nre certain hor owner Is Sir It W. Cam eron. Boston yachtsmou are anxious to bnin her uomo ovor und fanve it brush with tho crack American "soisitlio." In the Tltnnla Mr. Burgoss hns a hplondld boat, hut ho leels sntjbtled that the linos of n fovi'iity-footer. which he has in bis ofllco. nro suporior to those of the Titnnia. Thu forty clues will ut tract attteiitlon. and Mr liurgo's i I now at work nn the linen ol tho forty for the Adams hot and he hope to outsnil the Mi nerva with her. I TTtB at-AIBtttOITKni' LOCKOUT. JL Triumph for tho Ilea After Five VTaeka of Kaatatanee ra. a Bednetloa or Wacra. Locktort, Deo. 28 Tho Lookport glass works will resume operations on Monday. The furnaces havo been started, and all the blowers will return at tho old standard seals ot wages. In the struggle to reduce tho wages tho Glass blowers' Union havo triumphed. The shut-down took plaoo just five weeks ago In this city, and wan the result of a general agroemont by the Glass Manufacturers' Asso ciation of the Eastern division to roduoe the wages of tho bio worm on tho ground that tho condition of tbo market did not guarantee the prices paid. Tbo real condition of tho Menu faoturets' AsbocIoUou precluded the sucoess ot such a move. Tho glass manufacturers of the United Btatos are divided Into two divisions, tho Eastern and Western. Tho Eastorn division resolved on tho shut down, whloh has cost It dear. While tho manufacturers oast of tbe Alleghsnlts bnvo been Idle, tho Western men have been running night and day, flooding the markets and supplying the trade the Eastern men look after. The members of the Westorn Glass Blowers' union havo been remitting monoy to support theli brothers In tho Lnst, maintaining them in their struggle to retain tholr wages. If fioeossary, the men could stay out forevor un ess their demand wns acceded to. They also required that only two apprentices bs allowed to one manufactory until their time ws out. The smallor manufacturers could not ory well contend against thoso odds, whon It ts con sidered that the large turn acoa In Pennsylvania could In lour months blow enough to furnish all the trado nnd totally cnt them off. BAHQ JN Fit UN T OF TBE UOFFSfAS. Not a Snbway Thla Time, Bnt Froiably a LoncrauKe Cartridge, Shortly boforo 8 o'clock lnst night, whon tbe upper part of Broadway was jammed with pedestrians nnd nil sorts ot conveyances, there was a shnrp explosion in tho mlddlo of the street between tho Hoffman nouso and the Worth Monument A crowd packed It solf on tho cornors and In tho street nnd triod to find out from each other what bad happonod. They blooked tho oars, and highly Imnglnatlvo mon kept tho oxcltemont up by hazarding guesses as to what tho explosion might mean. One man was sure that a mlno bad been tired under tbo Hoffman House to blow up Gov. Hill, who hnd started for Albany several hours before. Another suggestion was that an attempt had been made to blow up tbe north Monumont, but no signs of any such vile doslgu could be discovered. Policomnn Stewart picked up In the road way a 38-callbre long-rango rlllo cartridge which had lost Its bullet The end wns smashed, but the powder and cap were sound, which made.it clear that it waa not this cart ridge that had creatod tbo racket But Its presenco made It likely that it hnd a compan ion whloh hnd gono off. Uergoant Tims con cluded that someporson in the Hoffman House or in one of the buildings near by bad thrown a oouple of tho cnrtrldgos Into tbo street One may have exploded in striking the pavement or the wheel of a vehicle may have struck the cap. Just before the explosion was heard a United States mail wagon had passed through the street piy aioxhT foh FABUEjis' virss. Farm ITonae Sewlas Maehlaaa Unay oa City Folka' Clothea Thaae Wlater Erenlage. Jersoy fanners' wives don't got many op portunities to turn into dollars the long hours of mldwintor, when the household cares of the summer and fall havo lightened, Somo New York employers, who know thnt time is liter ally money in tho city, regularly take advan tage of this idleness In tho country from Octo ber to April. One big clothing manufacturer regularly omploys scores of women overy win tor in Hunterdon and Warren counties. Ho Bonds nn agont once a week with a wagon load of cut nnd bostod coats, waistcoats, nnd trou sers up nmong the farmers' wives in the sparsely settled districts. Every larm Ihonse has its sewing machine, and every farmers wife is enough of a seam stress to know how to make up a good suit of clothes skilfully. If she Ih on on the main road the agent brings to her door as much work as sho Is willing to undertake to do In a week. It she lives away from tbo thoroughfare she goes to tbo nearest corner store and meets the agent there. The completod work Is delivered nnd fresb work is rocoived at a regular. hour each week. The pay Is small, pitifully so, but .tho farm er's wife Is mlghtyglndtogetlt A. dime looks as big ns a dollar at that distance from the me tropolis In that particular direction. Twenty flvo or thirty cants is all sba gets for flnlsinga coat It would cost tho clothing man eighty or ninety cents to get tbe same work done in his New i ork shop, nnd that is whorn bis profit comes In. These women are Industrious. Even at tbe beggarly rates paid, some of them earn $25 a month, which means a great many com forts In a New Jersey farmer's household. Tbe earnings rango from $2 to the $25 maximum, and pay day comos once a month. Illlly Myera Wllllaa; to Fight Andy Down. Bloominqton, 111.. Deo. 28. Loo Cheney, manager of Billy Meyers, the light weight to day gives out a proposition addressed to Bud Benaud, New Orleans, in reply to thnt gentle man's telegram, saying that ho had a man whom be desired to matoh against Myers, and who is believed to be Andy Bowen. Cheney says: "I will match Billy Myers against Andy Bowen for $2,500 n side nnd for tho world's championship, Dowen to weigh less than 135 pounds nt the ring side, the tight to tnke plaeo fn Texas any time after March 25 next 1 am willing to accept as referee Fftz Patrick, .who refereed tho Uulllvan-Kll-rain fight or Al Smith of Now York, or two sure men. If this proposition suits you. cover our deposit of 1500 now in the bands of Cnpt Cooke of New York and send your arti cles to be signed. Let tbo rnles bo Queens berry or London, two-ounce gloves preferred, but tbls point waived, and accept bare hands.'' Obituary. Arthur W. Benson of Brooklyn died on Fri day at EnterprUe, in Florida, aged 77. For a long time he occupied the house 2I Columbia Heights, lie waa engaged In tbe ahlpplng builneaa for aereral years be (ore he became President ot the Brooklyn Oaa Light Company, whloh office he continued to hold nnUl hla retirement from active bualnesa a fear years ago. He waa a director In aereral banks aa alto In several liter ary and benevolent Inatltutlona, and waa a veitryman In Orate Eaplacopal Church. The only political otnee he ever held waa that of Alderman of tbe Klrst ward, ovor forir ycara ago. Ha waa a Democrat. He liuiia widow and two daughters Ilia attAteSa-eitlmated at morethanainlltlou. Robert Carter, who had been a publlaher In thla city for more than llfty yaara, died at 47 Meat Hf it third alreet yetlerday inornlna- lie waa born In Barlalown. hcoiland alghir-two ycara ago. At the ageofvohe came to New York, and waa for a brief period a tutor lu Columbia College, lie afterward eitabllihad a private achool In OranJ street. In is3 he started In the inib lulling bualneaa In Canal street After several changes be removed to hla laal place of business, aJu nroadway. He pjbllshed chiefly hooka of a theological nature, lie waa an active member of the Scotah 1'resUylerlan Church, one of Die directors of the American Itlbie 8o ctetr. and a member or the Foreign Board of Mlsatona He leaves a daughter and three aoua The (uosral will be held on Tuesday inornlug at 10 o'clock In tbe Scotch l'resbyterlan Church. Solomnn Paris, proprietor ot the Niagara Fella Mu seum, died on Friday night. Mr. Davie waa born In ton. don. England, on March 12. 1bo7 and had been loentl tided with museuma for over forty yaara tne greater pait of the time at Table Uock, on tiie Canadian aide. alias Sjsan L- btanwood died In Augusta. Ma . vaster day. aged 70 ycara She was a sister of Hire, ttlslneaud resided with the Ulatne family for many yeare Edward P. Tulgg. aollrltor ot advertisements for fiadller's publications, dlrd yesterday In the Catholic I'obllcatlou Hoclsty a book atore t llarclay street, ot aponlaxr. lie waa talking with a visitor In the ofllce when be complained of being lit In Qve mlli uteahe waa dead He waa a brother of JJlsbou Tulgg or Pittsburgh, who died some time agaatAltoona and of Mster Oeata. who waa Haperloresa of the Slitere In Oar. clay atreet for many yeara, and who Is now la charge of tho Blstsrs ot the Barred Heart at Clifton, K I. Hla nephew, the Hev. P. Tulgg, la pastor of bu eliohaelt Church, houtb Ureokjyn. J Alaclnc In New Orjcaite. Nkw Ohleans, Doo. 28, The track was fast to day. Uril Race Belling) six furlongs) eight starters. balance came In an easy winner by a length, UerthA second. Regardless third. June, l.loit Becond Race Selling) eleven-sixteenths; six starters! Tommy It won by two lengths, Itooljack aecond. a head In rront of Mce-ifegent, third. Tuna 1 ovj. Third Uace Belli ag,' nre furlungei alx startersi Winnie Pavla won by a length, I ol. Col second, two lengtha ahead of rasslon. tfiurd. Time. 1.03, Fourth Kace Free 'handicap, seven furlongs) Are atarterai cashlsr won by a nose, Cora I aecond, a nose In front t Koko, third. Time. I 30. Arreat of a Forger, Jackson, Tonn., Dec, 28. J. A. Bube, a wagon manufacturer, wanted In Ueehe and LUUe Rock. Ark , for forgeries aggregating flo.oon, was arrested here to day. Ha waa polng under the name of Ernest Dr'aney here, and eatdne eame from New ork The banks In Jieebe suffered from his forgeries, and about t worn ntlte ago , aused tha arrest of his wra on a charge af being an aecessary, but she waa acquitted Fired a Itevolver lu is Crowd of IVnnien. Tho buslnst corner In Iinrlem Is ut Third avenue and W&tli street. It was crowned last evening with women out shopping when Maurtie Conway be gan firing a revolver from the centre of the Ibrong in a few set finds he had the rorner all l bimie't and a little later Policemen liankln had hlin ai.d his plstot Conway wa looked us In Ike bail liolhslrsslpoUcs laUoo. COBISO FOltBIOK XXPUBUIOIT. Tho fiertaaa ConatHea Ailva With tho iJFMtr Ferer. An Exposition epldomio has broken out In Germany and Austria. Tho monster ship whloh German merchants are preparing to send around the world for a floating oxhlblllon will perhaps bo duplloated by manufacturers of Austria and Hungary. The Imperial Boyol Agricultural Society of Vienna is rapidly com pleting arrangements tor a general forestry and agricultural exhibition there next year. The Gorman Agricultural Booloty has already Issued circular Invitations to Its Universal Agricultural Fair at Strasburg In 1890. Tho Electrotechnlcal Boclety In Frankfort has re cently announced that next June will be tho doto for tho opening ot Its International Electrotechnlcal inhibition there. Many Ger man dallies are oven advocating tbo holding of a grand World's Fair at Berlin In the near futuro, although their suggestions In this re spect have boon coldly reoulvod in official circles. Of the throe exhibitions to be held next year (1890) tho Austrian Agricultural Exhibition In Vienna will bo probably tho most uotnorehen she i nnd Important. Near the south entrance pf the rotunda thero will oo tho products of tho imperial domain, nt. the centre a monster fountain, surrounded by mndol plots ot flowers nnd shrubs, and around tho outskirts of the gardens aquariums nnd a broad promenade, i be principal attraction of this part of the Ex hibition will probably.be the wine culture divi sion nnd tha wine collar nnd wlno rooms at tncbod to It lhe machlnory. crops, nrt litera ture, and hunt exhlhitamn lw ihnm, In th 'iSfl Th?m03t striking features ot the inhibition Jn the purk grounds will bo a model dairy supplied with milk by thirty-two cows In nn adjoining barn, a bouse of an Austrian gon tloman farmer, furnishod and decorated by tho best Austrian house upholstorors and doco rators, and tho pavilion ot tho Imperial Mints-tr),l0,fuA?rlcul:,7r?-t The. dltlslona of tho whole Lxhlbttlon. which havo boon opened to inter national competition, includo: Emperor Franz Joseph ha9 recently accepted tbe Presidency or tbo Lxhlbltlon. and bas con gratulated tbo management upon tho large number of applications for spoco already re, celvod, .Tih. agricultural exhibition in Straeburg will be about as comprehensive, though not so large, as tho iennese Exhibition. Twonty thousand dollars In money, 300 modals.and Cnr,inu.mPar r "honornblo mentions" will bo divided among the exhibitors. Too object pf. tho projectors of the Electro tpchnlcal Exhibition In Frankfort is to show tbo groat .progress made slnco tbe exhibitions of Munich (1882) and Vienna (1883). Conse quently, they. will noeopt only exhibits which in some way Illustrate this progress. Tho ex hibits will ocoupy ono rontn bulldlijr and two machlnory halls In tho vicinity Cf tbo big Frankfort railway station. Applications for space will bo recolved from persons not living In Europo till Jan. 15. The applications ol Luropoans wero refused after Pec. 20. Edtson. Ounson. Hlemens. and Sir P. Thompson hnvo been mado honorary members ot tho Exhibition. GOSSIP FBOSI BBBLOf. Blamarek III Empreaa Annrriata'a Recap tion to Mr. Fhelpa. OvrrioM, 18BO. by the Kn Tor AmtUtfi Frttt. BuniiiN, Deo. 28 Prince Bismarck is 111 onough to compel him to give up almost en tirely the effort to transact official business. Bis doctors oppose his desire to reappear In the Reichstag and tako part in the debate on the Socialist law. In responding to compliments nt tho diplo ma tlo rocoption on New Tear's Day tho Em peror will make a short paclflo declaration, tbo presumption belcg that tho royal and imperial word on this ocr&slon gives a keynoto for Eu rope for the year. On Christmas tho Emperor and Empress nnd tho Grand Buko and Duchoss of Baden dined with the Empress Augusta and her family. The whole Bismarck family celebrated ChrlatmaB at Frledrlohsruho. Count Herbert has the Influenza slightly, but it did not pre vent his presence. To-night tho Bmpress Augusta gave a spa olal reception to Mr. Phelps, the United States Mtnlster, In tbo presence of her lull court. Countess Perponoher. tho first lady of honor, attended the Empress, and Count Messolrode, assisted by Bnron Von Eude, mado tho pres entation. The Empress. In tbe courso of a oor dlal conversation with Mr. Phelps, expressed her life-long Interest In American affairs and nor groat desire tbattbe people of the United Btatos should use tbelr immense resources nl. ways In the Interest of the peace of the world, All society is now intensely interested in the coming fancy-dress ball whloh the Emperor is to give ot tho rJchoss, whero every ono of the guests muBt appear In an Oriental costume. Another notnble social event will bo the ball at the Opera Houbo on Job, 12. This is patron ized by the imperial family. Ilerr Peters, brother of Dr. Peters, the ex plorer, has rooelved n letter from his brother, written at Eenia. Oot 8. It describes crossing Sa waterless desert the explorations as for as enlo, and the construction of a fort The ootor and bis people were then well and had abundant supplies. This letter nas not dis pelled tbe fears caused by tho report of tho massacre of Dr. Peters which reached Zanzi bar on Nov. 6. Mr. Phelps gavo, a farewell dinner to Count Bylandt, the Secretary of tho Butch Legation, just nppolnted Minister to Japan. The Landtag will reopen on, Jan. 14. JfroelalaalBg JuVlaa Cstrloa, Lisbon, Doc. 28. Tho ceremony of pro claiming his Majesty Carlos L as King of Portu gal and Algarves took place to-day. Tho weathor waa cloudy, bnt this had no effect upon the crowds of enthusiastic people who thronged the streets through whlen the King passed on his way to tbe Palace ot Necessl dades. The King. left tbe castio ot Belem at 11 o elook. and the journoy to tbe palaoo whero the King took the, oath of office Before the Cor tes was made without any incident of an un favorable character. Uueen Amolle. who is suffering from an at tack of influenza, has so far reoovered that she was abto to accompany King Carlos in the procession. A. Hteamahlp sTolIlelon. Lojtoow, Dec,, 28,-Tho British steamer Duchess colUded oa Wednesday with the British steamer Prior, from Hamburg tor haw Tork, making a large hole In the Prior's side The latter vessel le atSwaneea haa eight feet of water In her hold, and part of he? dXlYo'rri'1- "" W1U alwa"" d go into dry Fortagal la Africa. Lisbon, Doo. 28. Tho King to-day signed a decree oreatlig an admin IstraUve Junta for the district f' ??m"' Joe Conservative leader. IlmentaJ. writing '"""k01"''? ". ' taA congratnlatea the JUnistrr upon the conduct or the Nrassa operations, anderoai. laea the inenianeoua sopport ot all oartte A Wealthy Maa's Son Attetapta Salclde. Nkwcasttje, Pa., Dec 28.-8. J. Wilkinson, ton of wealthy parents In Baltimore, attempted to com mit lulclde here thla afternoon by taking morphine pllla. When found he wee wandering on the streets In a eeml unconsolons condition, lie Is still In a dan. gerous condition, and la not likely to recover UUkit eon's i fa'her It I'resldent of tbe International New ji?. eey Newcastle and I'hlladelpble Asphalt Faring Block Works, and ronng Wilkinson waa uero.aaalsilng InpSJ !!"" ". 'f n,w "pbalt punt ho oauio Is given, other than that the young mail had been drinking to exeeaa Ha had bean fnKewcaatletix weeks.' Gilbert and Nalllran'a Novy Opera, Pnn.ADEi.rniA, Doe. 28. Arrangements woro perfected to-day In New York with air. John Bteuon. giving Mr. Francis Wlion, the comedian, and Messrs. Mxonand yimnarnau of this clly the solo right of producing villbert and Sullivan a newopera. "The ion doners." n I hlladeiphla. The bpera will be produoed a an early dat. by Mr. rranclt Wilson and hla lorn pan? flMxon aWiininermao'e new Uroad Street Theatre, The production will be one of great excellence at to cast, acenery, and costumes The Iadlana Cbeta Tournament, Indianapoub, Dec. 28.-The State chess tout namsnt closed. tolay. No prlaea were awarded, but It C. Jtrawn of Anderson made the highest record and waa elected the delegate to the United btates Chest Aaaocla ton that wlllmeet lu ht i.oule next February. llTwoa six games, lost one, and one waa a draw. Trap Hhootlng Through tho Country. Datton, Dec. 28.-Thomas II. Keller, repre sentlng the Featern and Wesleni teams that are to make a tour of the country In trap-ehootlng contests is here to arrange for the opening match of ihYeerlea that la to be shot on the Payton Dun Club groundt on Jan a LOVELY COMPLEXIONS. Una A. 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Ladles on exhtblUon daUy. Warld renowned Face Bleach It guaranteed harmless to tha most delicate akin. Ladles out of the city win do well to send for sealed particular explaining tha nature ef Face Bleach. Wonderful Face Bleaoh tent to any address on receipt ot price. Bps-bottle; threa botUea, usually sufficient to clear tha skin. $3 tend four oenta or cell tor sealed sartlonlare. Mme. A. Buppert, SOBatlMUiet, New Tork. and IS West 3d St., Navy ( Yorkt alao 4TS Fulton at. Brooklyn. l XBTT LAW POEVT UT A BITORCB CASE. ' Caa st tVomtut Teetirr aa to Any Indlctabl Offcaeo Acalnat Her Ilaabaad I Pdoyidence, Doc. 28. A peculiar and Im portant legal question haa been ralsod in tho hearing of the phuroh divorce oaso in this city. Carollno IS. Church, tho respondent, wns asked a question tbo purport of which was to show that Dr. William P. Church, tho petitioner, had dobaucbed her whon sho was tho wife of Albert L. Gardner, and that because ot that Illicit In tlmaoy her first husband had procured a di vorce from hor. Church marrying her soon afterward, Tho objeot ot putting in tbls pocnllor lino of evidenco was to estab lish to tho satisfaction ot tho Court that Dr. Church, being responsible for the wo man's first downfall, oould not como into court with dean hands and have any standing. This was objuoted to, and tho respondent's counsol ' raised tho point ot law that tho Legislature had recently amended tho dlvorco law so as to per mit contesting parties to tostlfy orally. Uore- tof ore they have been deprtvod ot any privilego except a general denial by affidavit. Counsol argued that this meant that a respondent might go into any detail of domestlo life so long as boor she did not orlminato tbe othor. Tho Court promptly ruled out this lino ot ovldance, arguments wore mado. and tho alas eaobusotts laws wero quoted. Undor tho Court's ruling the wife oould not testify as to non-support, assault, or any other acts of cm- olty. becauso sucb acts woro Indictable ana V punishable, and therefore tbo wife would bo t orlmlnatlng tbe husband. The Legislature had, by amending tbe divorce laws, allowed tho wlfo to take tho witness stand, but tho working ot tbo law, as counsel pointed out. was tho absolute sealing ot bor lips on tbo very matters which tho defenco was based on. Counsel will now tnke tho ques- tlon before tho full bonoh for on lntrepretntion of tho law. -, The remarkable foatnre of the ruling Is tbnt the two Judges sitting on tbeflcaee toon oppo- " site views. Judco Tllllnghast ohjeoting to tho ' testimony, while Judgo Wilbur Insisted thnt tbe intent of the amendment wns toonnn tlm doors wide and to allow too utmost freedom ot inquiry. IOXS OP GONDOLIERS AT ONCE. JeVstncta Wllaoa's Company to Produce tho Opera la Fhllaaelphla. A. H. Canby fUTangod yesterday with John Stetson for the prosontatlon of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Gondoliers" in Philadelphia by Francis Wilson and his oompnny. This will bo tbo first time that Mr. Wilson bas appeared lu ono of Gilbert nnd Sullivan's productions. Ho will tako the part of tho Iluke., Tho piece will be put on at the Broad Street Theatre about March 1. . Mr. tltotson has bought tho rleht to produoo t, the new piece everywhere oaBt of Pittsburgh. i with tho exception of this city. He will pne H two companies in his territory as soon as pos- l sible. The right of presentation everywhere 1 weBt of Pittsburgh belongs to Dave Henderson ' I of tho Chicago Opera llouso. He will start I three companies on the road as soon as he con. I Tbls arrangement has been mado for the pur- I pose of. heading off tbe pirates. . In this olty His understood that "The Don- ( dollers" will have a run of about eight weeks at tbo Park, beginning about Jan. 13, and that It will then be transferred to Palmer's Theatre, Sown on "National" ltalldlac Cluba. Tho Executive Committee of tho Stats lasagne of Building, Loan and Savings Asso ciations was In session yesterday at the Hotel , BartholdL President J. G. Campbell ot Buffalo presided. The necessity for legislation In the Interests of building associations was dls- cussed, and it was thounht that steps might v bo taken toward the unification of the twu ' 1 laws under which building and loan associa tions nre now organized. Last night then was n oonference at tho hotel between mem bers of the Executive Committee of the Metco polltan League and the officers of tbe Stale organization. As a result of this conference's, , committee of three was appointed to ask tAo ' Legislature to pass a law restricting or deny- v Inc. as should seem best, the right of foreign building and loan associations ofa ''NaUoniu'' character to do business in this Stat. y ir l Thcv President In Richmond. 1 Richmond, Doc. 28. President Harilaoa and party arrived hero this evening a fow min utes before C o'clock on Mr. Bnteman's ifaebt. They were met at the wharf by Mayor EIJyBon, Col. Blcbard F. Bolrno of tho State, CoL-O. O'B. Cowardln of tbe Dupatcli. Col. A. fiT Bn fora. Major James II. Dooley, Messrs. F. It. Hcott. John P. Branch and othor prominent citizens. Tbe party wero driven to the real- ,. dence of John 1. Brand, President of tbo N Morohants' National Bnnlc, whero they were bntertalned. The Prosldont left here to-night for Washington. IaeatlOed the Man Who Assaulted Her. N Brazix, Ind Doc. 28. Slisa Clnrn Warner, tbo 15-yenr-old girl who was assaulted near Coal City some weekB ago by an unknown man, to-day recognized James Delcarh as her assailant. Dolgarn Is tbe forgor arrested hore a few dais ago and now In jail. Criminal as saults on suveral other women two boon , made near Coal City recently, nil accounts la- i dlcatlng tbe same assailant. A. mob Ib feared to-nluht. and extra precaution has been taken to prevent a lynching. Carneaie'a l'uddlere on Htrlke. rrrrsiiDnoir, Dec. 28. OnniPglo's Lower Union Iron Mills nro closed on account of a strike of the puddlers, who refused to work tbe Iron furnished by tho firm, aborting that the material was too strong. Ponding a pottlemout of the trouble extenMte Improvements will bo made, and tho mills will not resume until some time In Jauuary. About 250 men nro idle, i I HAY-FEVER JPA I B' a st aa, taaeaam taa ja peSf r -eae -al"aaBl M- jri is rAMD., wtmri-44$m "' 50c trsRomisXwistiaii'WK; 50c M-aWMM J