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lfvii5or3.)7. NlTw"'Y01lKrsUNDAY7AUGUSf23, 1891. MUCK FIVE CEW3.
IjSEWSERbM EUROPE. I rflODr costext vim frame's I Qermany Tahea Cheerful .View of I ".laeetone Help.C.t.leau. - VIll.BO I Li.rary-n'" "' rintonlo Ad. I irer l n"ru,t" --',t-"-, I nrt.HIV ' "" ,'"t nn'Iln;-,'0," r Liable American. tl rSln Tor ' w-IXPfror William Orowlnc F,ll llrrd-nnMli.K American En. rrl I.mdon-Aclor VomlnB. ii it Tut Sr Itlnttni awl iVUHMne Wwlt, JIIn,.,. tnv Anc. 22,-Mmo. Vraneo'a little vllt i , 'oonteaat her friend Mr-. Knglnnd's , lf.Sa"l'Mwtlranou8li. All her neigh- ! v ?. clothe have boon shown to her. and SSrt. tnrnituro. and she has had her own hM!rlmont. worn fortho occasion. Inspected inntwardlv approved. Tlio utmost polite u Intact 1ms been maintained throughout ?m 'various Kuroponn households. lnmo Hauls !.' onlr nice tlilnu- to say about Mine. Sum's Wt to -Mr 1-nK'nnJ' "IthoucU IkT knows tlmt them will bo comparl "", mads and conclusions drawn, and sillates that Mrs. I'.iigland. howevor po- I U Ih" mar . talks about her behind j ,liot. and considers that hor housekeeping , h iot ot the lct Kven I'rnu Gormnnv. who . iwthat Mme. France hates hor and ononlr JuJsrs nor. takes a calm and tolltoviow of tiTlatsrchsnce of courtoslos between the two MlJhborlnL' ueusehol.ls. and evon expro&sos v.r oplslon that it Is pleasing to observe BtatoB daell toitether In unity. At least, these are lit ?lws disseminated by the statesmen and Ministers of the e oral countries niontloned. h niv b UL.unel to servants retailing over tktbMJc fences the oplnlona they know thoir Bmrtrs sad mistresses to hnve formed. Gito satisfaction Is espreBsod in Paris at IhesTMious manner In which Uueon Ictorla recelTcd Admital lieivals. J.a J.ibtrti re marks that tho rwepilon of the French fleet bytbepoop'e and authorities of Portsmouth sod br the Queen herself surpasses In point of eonllmitv ud klndno'B all the proinisos of tho frowsmmo. .' .iir calls on the French Gov ernment to be a adroit us Lnglaiid. and. fob lax that both countries have need of each other, to lalo advantage of England's advances brantDElcc the Newfoundland. Madagascar, icdsipocially the Leyptlnn dlllloultles. This yoald detach Kutland from the triple al liance. "She afilruia that she la already de tached." says Lt boir. " and we wish nothinK bitter Uan to bollnvo lt; but wo should then tenochmor.ortaiu." L Soir thinks Italy Toold then abandon tho alliance, so that Oor ur and Austria would be left alone. It Hctijts that Germany, to overthrow tho Ooutadt acreeinent. mlcht throw ovor Aus tna.lsarlns bor to be attnoked bv Itussla and Italy, while she herself attaoked Franco. Ibe visit was attentively watched by tho Gunta proBS. It is eenerallr admitted tint Ibe visit has no political object, but Is ninly an evidence of tho dasiro ef Eneland tellreat peace with all the world. In an arti cle oa the visit In the Yotsischc Zeituna, the writer observes, with recard to tho visit of the Tnsrh officers to the arsenal at Portsmouth. UitZneland has moro to sain than to lose by Ulitijspootlon. , Portsmouth, " says this journal, "is the at Important arseaal In the world. It is im pntjiable from the seaside, and it contains itcrytblae necessary (or the construction and armament of ships ot war. In the dockyard at tbls moment Ilea the mltflity Ironclad Itoyal EevaTtUtn. a ship of more than 14.000 tons, and Ja fonrnnBo; of a series ol almilat. vessels. In tEIs powerlnl means ot defence, which. In spite of all her efforts. France cannot equal, list, perhaps, a guarantee for peace, for the greater the respeet felt for England's fleet the mors will Franco hesitate to measure herself with It la deadly earnest." The writer further expresses the opinion tbat the visit will havo no political conse astnes. The vis'.t of the French siiuadron to Portsmouth continues to evoke, nothine but zireulonsot satisfaction from the principal Baislsn papers. It is arcued tbat the unuual Boaorsaceordod to tbo Fronch visitors afford a rltsr nroof of Great Britain's Intention seriously to associate herself with France and Ittutla in thoir common objeot the nialn ternuce of Kuropoan peace, instead of, as was recently feared, joinlns the triple alliance, wbJca. In the ISusslan view, menacos that pear. Tbe nowspapers add thai, from this polit of view, the visit to Portsmouth would apMsr to strenslhen Instead of weaken the results of the Usit to CronstodL The prosperts of tbe Lewlsham election are Imorotlne dsliy for the Gladstonlan candidate. Uo has made Immonse strides with the luke warm electors, who. without stronc political convictions, look upon votluc as vary much of a bore. Ths new rcclster showa that so Croat has been the change in tbo constituency since to last election I hat out of the 10.000 voters (WOO ars absolutely new residents, and as tbes arttoasrent extent worklnemon, the ladieal ltmeat will surely predominate nruoni: thera. Tb Tories aro Umontlne tbat tho election falls la (he fnll holiday season, whon so many of thoir supporters are absent on vacations, a aoss which will operate to a much smaller de HtewllhtboGladstonfans. Whatever may be tb rsenlt it Is uertnln to roord a startlinc po llllfsl chance as compared with the last aloe tlon. Mr, Gladstons, It will please cood Americans U tag. g n t10 n,fa of beultu and shows jot the slightest illmunltlnn or energy, lie asbad a long correspondence with his Ileu ttDMts this weok, and has watched thel'ar al.0illon controversy with so close an eye tbat Parnell had scarcely time to print a nils Jlrrnt before the watchful Liberal leader At flawardou was upon his track and getting bUBTltht. Yetorday. for a little recreation, tbe Grand Old BInn drove over tothenewvil Iw library, where be remained for five hours eataloMlng the volumes ns a labor of loe. This morning bo remotcd with his axe a tree Jblen.to his experienced eyo, seemed super flaooa YeaDKlsldnrVorthelmer, who uobleved in ternational distinction less than two years ago as ths co-respondent in the piosent Karl of Clancarty's suit for absolute divorce from the Uanteis at tho time when tho Karl war. Lord Donloand tho Countess hnd just changed liar same from Uelle Milton to Lady Duulo. has this week directed tho course of his destiny into the bankruptcy courls. It will beromm bored that Yortholmer.altbouEh a co-respond-it, wis not a baa young muii. It was proved tbo satisfaction of a IirltlBh jury l"' b had had no guilty lelatlous Lady Uunlo durlnc tho year her lord ib 1 lMnt b flla father's commands, but iMt, .,o the contrary, Werthelmer was a soo "f'l K'lii.gW'orthef. and, to cite the Tlinck eran.rm view In the latter Instance, "for all "WiMiu, of the Indies would do nothing for burt her." It was shown In court that "erthelmer's dobts were (i,078 and his avail we aisots 09 8 shillings 1 penny, in addition toicluim for $0,000 In connection with the gating of the Itae silver mine. Ho told the V that be was at pressnt a law student, I full ' ib lm " went ,nt0 bualneta with his l?lur, who was a bric-A-brao doalor In "en I,..nj treot. at a salary of tMO and loeeninge of the prollts that brought '" iLCorua uu to bnwoen f.'.OOu nnd L. ,.! "" V8,,r' Tbl "mounut proved rh. k 'ut ,or tu9 you,h t0 ke,', B "tabl nd "racers In Jermyn street and a house in Ht "au s wood, and In lb39 Lis parent settled hi debts on consideration that ho should go I awnv from Loudon for a year and subsist upon ' X5 per dny, II had scarcely been gone tour j months when Lord Dniilo married Hollo Hil ton ot the Music Hall stage nnd tho Corinthian ' Club, who hnd In her nbsotuto possession tho young bilc-iVbrno dealer's heart, nnd i when tho Kml ot Clancnrty ordorod the young Imsbaud to lnilla for a jenr. with the clmsto hope, as he admitted In court during tho divorce proceodlng after- I ward, that his dnughtor-ln-law would bo ' drhcu topro-tllutlonby poioity. Wertbelmor could not resldt tho Imtmlho that drew him ' back to London to lio Lady Dunlo's guardian I nncel unlll her husband's return. He look for j her a house In Avonuo roul. He gave her three i hotscs nnd between WOO and S. 400 worth of j jowelry. for Which ho still owosj but though ho Ihctl In the sntno houso with her ladyship I and diove her homo In his private hansom from the tnvulo halls each evening, neither ' tho ilrher ol tho hansom nor tbo r-ennnts ot the house saw ntmlit In tho conduct ot tho pair that transgtcsad tho laws of morality however social conventions mny have been outraged; nor did Werthelmer's unsolllsh ofllces cease whon Lord Dunlo'ssultfordlvorco was decided against him and lis returned to his lndy'snrnis: for when tho dlsnppolntod nnd nngry Earl of Clntionrty, who promotod the dhorco proceedings, cut off his son's allowance and that young nnblomnn wna forood to nul'Slst upon his wifo'a eArnlnus It wns Werthelmer whoie purse sutiollod the de ficiency In the housohold expenses, lt Is Pleasing to note that now tbat tho Earl has gone undor his mausoleum and his son has inhorlted tho tills and o'tnto. the Countess has not forgotten hor admirer's cenornslty, ns is demonstrated by the circumstance that It was shonn In court that she only rooently lonnod Werthoimor 120 and has not put In any petition with tbo rout of tho creditors for it- return. Nevertheless Isldnro has gone to tho dogs. His four race horses whoso names, by tho way. reflect the pleasing sentimentality of the young man's nature hweetle. Toolsle. ijugar, nnd Sweetheart have bean sold. Ills cham bers and their furnishing haeboondlstrnlned torrent. Ills crodit Is gouo nt his outfitters, nnd nothing Is loft him but his wardrobe and "the bitter momory of unktbsod kisses nnd songs that ne'er wro sung." The s'udonts of auclent languages burled cMllzatlon. and lllbllcnl and historic research, attach considerable Interest to tho idnth In ternational Congress ot Orientalists, which is to bo held In London from'.the 1st to thelOth of next month. Ths Duko of Connaught and his Imperial HIghnoss the Arch duke Itnlner iiru the patrons ot the gnthorlng. Tbe Mnrquls ot Dufferln and Lord Lytton nro honornry Presidents, and tbe Lord Chancellor is President of tho organiz ing and reception committees. In addition to nil the countries ot Europe, representatives will attend from Egypt, Algeria, India, Petnla. Dutavla, America, and Australia, and already ovor HO papers on various subjects, nnd i-overal collections for exhibition have been promise 1. It will thus be teen that tho oon terenco is no mere holiday outing. The pro gramme, however, includes a banrmot on tho last working dny. and nn excursion to Cam bridge to finish up with. The Commissioner of hor Mniesty's Customs. in his thirty-filth report to the Lords of tho Treasury, glvos some interesting statistics re i aiding tho consumption of tobacco. In hplto of a recont reduction In duty tho gro-s reve nue from tobacco In 1690-01 reached the sum of 0.717.784. tbe highest flguro ever attained, or an increns over the total rovenue for lSS'J-UO-of 503.157. This increase, the Com missioner points out. is derived almost en tirely from the ordinary out tobacco consumed by tbo working classes, whose Improved wages have undoubtedly assisted to brine about this satisfactory and gratifying state ot rovenue. The amount of drawback paid ou snuff which la abandoned as ofTal has Increased to bucu an oxtent that it is regarded by the Commissioner ot Customs as unsatisfactory, and tbe atten tion of Mr. Goacbon is invited to tho beet moans lo hold in check attempts to evade the existing provisions of tho law and regulations made to meet the evil. The smuggling ot small quantities of tobacco and cigars, the Commlssionor says, is increasing, while at tempts to smugglo on a large scale show a de cided decrease. A little ovor 1.000.000 is the sum tho British Treasury lost last yoar through the reduction of duty on tea from sixpence to fourpence a pound, as tbe consumption of tea previous to the reduction was In round figures 170,000,000 pounds avoirdupois. The loss, of roue. would have been groater but for tbe in creased demand which invariably follows a decreased Imposition. The actual Increase from this cnuto was rather moro than 23,000, 000 pounds, or a little more than 12 per cent It is curious to note thnt in 1835. when the duty rnngod from eighteen pence to three shillings, according to tbo quality of tbe arti cle, tho revonue from tbls source stood almost exactly nt tbe same figure as at tbe present moment, whon all kinds of tea pay only four penco. Sir. James Berry, the loading hangman ot Great Urltuin and Ireland, io at present u gaged In n controversy with tho physician ot Klrldale Prison In Liverpool concerning the execution of one John Conway on last Thurs day morning, on which occuston tbe bead ot Mr. Conway was nearly jerked from his body nt the end of tho rope. Ilerry assertB thnt this accident occurred because tbe physician in sisted on a six-foot drop Instead ot four feet six Inches, unil the physician says in effect that the mun's he:id nearly came otT because Dairy wns drunk. Ol course. Ilerry insists that bn was not drunk, though be admits bnvlug taken n brandy and soda before the execution; but tbe reporters who were prosent any that his conduct was extraordinary. The Liverpool ilercnrv man writes tbat Iiorry was "rough, sharp, and rude to a de gree never Lefoio wllnobfed at Iilrkdale. He insisted iminedlntoly aftor tho pinioning had taken place upon placing tho white cap on tho i!iiirdror' hend before ho left tho corridor of tho leception house, it thing novor be fore beard of. Father Bonto at the time objectod to this procedure ns unusual, and felt Justlllod In removing tho cap. tbo placing of which on Conway's head at tbo time was contrary to all piecodont. Conway there fore left tho roceptlon houso where be was pinioned without tbe white cap, but in passing from tbe flrot set ot rooms to tlio so.iflold house Barry took the opportunity of ruplacing the cap on tho prlbonor's ho.id ns he bad originally put It. Conw.ty wns dreadfully in convenienced and discomfltod by this strange conduct, and it 1h said to bo owing to this be havior that ho was only able to collect his thoughts for a fuw soconds bofoie being launched into eternity." If Conway was "droadfully Inconvenienced and dlsi'omlltej" by this strange conduct with legaid to the white cap, hisacnoynnco may be imagined upon having his head nourly jerked off. Hovvover.it has boon brought out nt the Corunor's inquest that the hangman has bungled one or two other executions, and hints of ghastly details havo boeu published in somo London newspapers, llerry's conten tion. In which hf Is probably right, is that tbe Uovormnont is to blurue in proscribing the length ot ropo to bo usod in hanging a man, instead of louvlugitto his expoiloneod judg ment. Borry has Informed a leporier that he basmridei. seilehof cleiitllk- culculutlons by which ho gives n man ropu according to bis ni:u. weight, und tho sire ot his neck, "I Hnd." bo i-.iys, "tli.it u lod i.eck Is n strong neck, and whon I size u man up bufore swinging him I give him an allowance if be has a red neck, Itara-uibas bad many children bo has a weak cock, and I shorten the rope tor him. and If he Is nn old man 1 know he has n weak neck. I never drop anv man moro thnti six foot, and rarely moro than live fret and a half." ( As Conway was an old man who hnd had several chlldron. und did not have a red neck, Mr. Berry thinks that his theory has boon demonstrated. The CItv of Now York sailed with overy berth tnken nnd many distinguished peoplo on boaid on Wednosdaj. Among thoso were Chnrlos Mlllorot the Standatd Oil Company nnd his son and daughtor. Miller, who is a ' native ot Alsace, hns visited his birthplace for tho first time slnco he loft It a poor boy to . mnkoacreatforluno In tho Now World. Ho has I had a largo party of guests over since ho I landed nt Qneonstown nt the beginning of .luly, nnd has taken these frlonds ou n coach ing tour through Iroland. Scotland, nnd tho Lake roclon of England. Other pat-ctigors wore Gen. Josooh T. 'J'ommeo of Chicago, who hns been making n study ot tho ' ohevntcd rnllrond termini In London; 0. II. Cramp, rdilpbullder. nud his son. V. L. Cramp; the llev. Dr. F. A. Koblo of Chlcngo nnd his con nnd daughter; Mr. and Mrs. 1 erritt Smith aid Thomas Kirkpntrtek ot I Now York. There- Is also a largo party of theatrical nr.tnhllltlos on bonid, Including Marcus Mayor, Mr. nnd Mrs. Frank V. danger. Mr. nnd Mrs. Joseph Iloynolds, Mr. nnd Mrs. A. H. Cimliy, Mr. nnd Mrs. William B. llaydon. Mr. nnd Mrs. C. A. Byrno, Mr. nnd Mrs. Iuiro Fox. anil Nat Both. Wlllard, the actor, snllod to-day on the Arizona, and his company on the Ktrurla. Other pas-ongern on tho Arizona wete Knto Claxton nnd Prof, nnd Mrs. ltlchnrdsou and ,Mlss Slooro of Brooklyn, who hnvo spent a ' year In Athens, whore 1'iof. Itlchardaon has i boen ut tho head ot the American School. Frank V. Hanger, before he left London, ' made n partnership with C'linilcs J. Abud ot I the Gaiety Theatre nnd William Greet of tho Lyric to engage in theatrical business on both sides ot tho Atlantic. I Marcus Mnyer had hoped to take Mmo. Pnttl ' back with him for a concert tour, and she signed n contract with him on Monday. Then j he discovered that she had made a partial en gagement previously with Mnurlco Grau to join his company In America, and rather tbBn run tho risk of a lawsuit Mayer gave up his contract. Joseph Rovnolds also did some business bo foro his departure, and as n result will soon bring to America tho French "L "Enfant Prodi guo" company that Is now playing with tre mendous success at tho Prince of Wales Tho atre. There are several distinguished Americans now In London, nmonc them Dr. Chauncny M. Depew. Cornelius N. Bliss, Benatois Warner Miller and Gray. Gen, J. II. Wilson. If. C. Bar nabeo. nnd tbo Bev. Dr. Balnstord. Mrs. James Brown-Potter has not yet vlsltod London since her return from Calbny. but ber manager. Mr. Twinning, nnd Kyrle Bellewaro looking for a theatre for bar hero. They are undecidod betwoen tho Shaftesbury and tho Princess, and are awaiting her visit before signing a lenBe. Mrs. Potter is with her mother In Paris, nnd will not visit London until niter tho mnrrlago of her younger sister. Jennio. which Is fixed for Sept. 22. lionn llaoul Duvnl. who Is Miss TJrouhart's (Inner. 1 elongs to ono of the mo'-t aristocratic families In Prnneo. He Is a nephew of Leon Say. tho economist, and his grand father is a commatidor ot tho Legion of Honor. His father is at the hoed ot the Paris and Itomo Gas Works, and possesses an immense for tune, while Reno Duval is reported to have nn income of his own of a million francs par year. The woddlng ceremony Is to tako place nt tho French Protestant Church in Paris, and Worth is constructing tho troussoau, Tho startling information that the Gorman Emperor la growing n lull bnrd bos been cabled from Berlin to ths Telegraph. The cor respondent, bowover, says that it is bollovcd In court circles that William will shave his chin nnd rnly retain side whiskers, but doasnot give any authority for this prediction. Tho effect on tho political situation ot the Em peror's radical move cannot yot bo estimated. Isaac Untermeyor has tbls weok succecdod In floating In London the first largo American scheme since tho panic last fnll. Ho baa bought out tbo Ludlow Valve Manufacturing Company of Troy for $300,000. The capital stock is retained by the owners in America, and the first mortgage G per cent, bonds and the 8 per cent, proforrod shares are subscribed for here. THE MAllTISIQUK llUttlUCASIl Farther Detail or the Terrible Htorm tbat Coat Kearly UOO I.Itcs. Bt. Pikhiie. Martinique. Aug. 22. Tho full extent of Tuesday's calamity cannot yot be de termined. The hurricane struck the Island about 7 o'clook on Tuesday night. It contin ued to rago till noarly 11 o'clock. Hardly had the terrlllc storm died away when a sharp earthquake shock added to tbe horror of the night. Many of tip) superstitious blacks verily thought that tbe end ot the woi Id was at band. It Is impossiblo to convey an adequate Idea of tho torror and suffering of Tuesday night. People flocked to the open spaces and spent tbe long hours till daylight In sleepless sus pense. They knew not but the next moment a severer earthquako shock might comploto tlmr'estructlon of thelralrendy roofless homes. Tho morning brought little relief. On all sides the evidence of destruction greeted anxious eyes, and as death after death wi s reported the awful cbnrnctor of the disaster was made more and more manifest. Then news began to come from other parte of the Island Every where the same dreadful tale ot suffering, und Joss and death was reported. No place on the Island so far board from hns escai ed without serious damage. It Is lm-PO'-slhlo ns yot to give any estimate of the money value of the damage to ctops, forests, houses, and shipping. Neither enn it yet be told bow many peonle perished. On Tuesday tbo indications woie that some (Hi lo ion had lost their lives. On I'o-Uay the death roll had liseu to 218. Tuesday It is known that 20 met In stant doom, It Is not at all Improbable that more acctiinto leports will add still more names to tho llt of the dead. No attempt has been mado to a'oettain the number of tho-e wlio were Injured by falling walls and Hying d brl hut the probability Is that thousands received Injuries morn or less serious. Ellorts are being made oTeryvvhern to ropalr the damage. Here In Ht. Pierre tho llri-t on denvoristo get now roofs, for linrdlvarool In tho ontlro city reninlued Intact. Hut many people are finding It oxtromelv dlillcult to make repairs. Tho stock of roofing material on hand Is not Mifllclent to meet tho g neral demand, nnd thu prices have been shai ply ad vanced. The American brigs Ned Wlil'n nnd Jcnnv Phlntioy were among the shins lost. Both nre total wrecks, but their crews erenpod unhurt. Not a single cintt that was In the harbor whon th storm struck tho Ivland remained alloat. 'the village of Moine ltouce Is n total wreck. Thi number ol llvos lost thero vva.s about Fort' de Fiance, the second city of the Island, was nearly destioyed. It will bo months be fon the ravages of ih slot in can he obliter ated. Meanwhile there is treat suffering, es pecially among the poorer classes. Frll Voder a Cart and IV u. Killed. Thero Is always a crowd of boys banging around the southeast corner of Eighth avenue nnd 1'orty-olghth stront because ot the attrac tions offered by Truok 4, which bnstno pet monkeys there. Yosterday afternoon a larger crowd than usual ;iuthered when the truck r'tumoil trout a llic. Among the Iioj-b was Willi Ci os-, aged n, of 457 WtFi(l!tbetrt. Tho bo v- wero skylarking In tho road as .lohn Morrisny eaniodown Hih road with acait loud nt asphalt. Utile Willie stumbled and tell right under th cart. Onu of the whoels piissed over Ids head, mushing It. , , Mnrilsev II. u driver, bociutio frightened, jumped oft hit- cuit, and rnu awnv, Uu Is about 20 out sold. TH. Dotal Voii'loui'. xplllion U raclilly nearlnx cum. fil.tton, and wbeu untitled mU tuke latiun. 'if tlie rM hoirla In in. ciiy, Th. r.utur. ol this beu. 1 lit motor room on ttit top neor couiuiaualoe a euperb view ot Jlauhattaa Iiiaan, Atv. Bwawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawayeji tilt. Jtr.OSS'X I'Jtll'AXK 1'AVEltS. Ite Hays Tim I Ity Mlalakn They Oot Into III Illvurrrd 'Wile' llunila. A curious ease came belorn Judge Charles W. Church in the Court House at New Utrecht on Friday evening. Tho complainant was Kowoll W. Bloss nud the defendant. Emma 0. Bloss, his wife. Novvell W. lllo'slstho Ylen-Piosldotit of tho United i.lfo Insurance Company, whose offices nro In the Pulitror building. Ho is roputed to be vory wealthy. It Iiiin boob his cimlonievery fiummf r f r several nnrs to occupy bachelor's at arlments at Bath Bench. Mr. Bloss and his wl o do not hnrmoutre, an I havo not llvod together for i-overnl years. A little over two years ago Mr. Bloss Insti tuted a nilt for absolute divnrco, naming aa tho co-respondent one of tie joung type writers then under the supervision of her husband as tho Vlcc-1'ioMdont ot tbe Mutual lloservo Fund l.lfo Assurance Compnuy In the Potior building. Mr. 1'lovs was on of the organlzets o' tho Mutual lle'-erve l.lfo Assui uneo Fun 1. Ho rikigiicd his olllcc about o i u 1 1 1 mouths ago. The dlMtico culminated In a settlement. Mr. Ulosniigtecd to t nr his vv Ho ifitt n week, and imido a (onveyunco in horof his proi ertr nt Bath loach, I.at-t July W. llhim was nt lleno. Nev. He had nl.oul comt.teted a long trip and was coming home. Unchecked his trunk to Chicago, mill Irom there omuosso I It to Now ork. Just htfiiie reaching Nrw )ork Mr. Bloss delivered hi clim k to tho W estcott Ex- EK"-s Company, and illieeied litem hi deliver Is Iniuvao to tho llnuiboii Extuess Company, who worn to deliver it nt Ills te-ddence at Bath Beach. Th ouu'h somn ermr on tho pnitof tho oxiiiosMiioii it vui- delivered tu Mrs Bloss in stead of to hor hiistiaud. On Tuesday, July 14. Mr. Illoss. not having received his trunk, mude Inqiililos concerning It ut the olllcoof thn ltenisf-n I'Miro. Company, and the mis take, was then dls, ovored. Mr. Illoss ulii'cted the expies company to demand tho leluin or the tiunk. and they did ho. Mrs. Bins- g.vve lt up without a won). hen Mr. Bl'.ss openoit the trunk, he claims. ho found tli.it two vnlualiln liundlvsiif letters nnd paper weio ml-slni:. Tho Hunk had been in Mr. llloH's pLibSossIon for nearly twouty- I four hour". Mr. llliws nnd his lavvver. D. Edgar An thony, went beioie.Itidgii Church nnd charged Mis, Bloss wuh the eniiuvleincnt of tbe pa I pers. A search warrant wns Is-ned nud id iced lu the hands ot I'oaco Odleors ( hrlstlan i '. IS, eker and Jidm 1". Mever They ransacked tho cottage of .11 rs. Bluss and carried away two bund os of paper-. At th hearing on Friday night I.awyor J. Oliver Knnneol th.s city, who ri presented Mrs. Bloss, on examination brought out the fact that theio wns no one who could swear that tho lock of the trunk was not bioken at the tlino ot Its delivery to Mrs Bio's, and even tbe cmnplnlnsni would not svvo irthat tho lock waa not I roketi by thn Weseottor ltemscn exiress compauliH. It nlso unpolled I rum tho testi mony that Mrs. BIohs was not at homevvheu tho trunk wns delivered a' hot bouse, but tbat it was lecolved by her servants, who mistook lt tor hor own. Among tho pipers taken by tho poat.o ofllccr& wcro tho following: l.m.. Jru. MySI. Ina Thl eerliri.i tint In Itie year l7 Nll VV. Hioi wait emptors! ut, .iipfrinteniP lit of th. South Amerlcaa Vniutim ltrakf lent nn aiul it urh employ?, iv&e tn.'uj.il tn tititiiir roillinr Miock or or theOrtoa i,allroail liti the t rnk-p. Ac ot u roiiinny. Tho nil.l .NeuillW lllii- liv ni-Aiin or rnl-lfl.il pay roil", otitaltl.tl mmiay from llie ct,intati Ir.uaiit.mly, un1 on the ui.tl.r I .coti.li g known to nit, I. as lilan. Ibs ulrertor. rMn vs. I hltu from the toi li. wm n.llnir. 1 It vah otily at !li iiriiet Ktnl lierMOiiat lollcitatloa of l,1 wifp and otiv or rotiMittrniioti f, r his rnmlly that llloin wa not ptoerutel He wan allowed to rtcapo after mrtitim iicti refttltutton .. byhuavowel Uyla hip power, hut wldch dtd not cover tho amount traudu leutll obtalued bv him. .1. it Muuur. itki.ATioi nr Tnr Ukitup Stitm. 1 Minn. Peru. May SI. ISP". 1 I li.rehv certlfvthJU thn aboro statement nnd klrna tureuf Mr .t. It. -Mul oy Iscorr.ct, and Isenlltled lo lull laith and credit ItKitinn It ."wi t, Secreiary railed State Iteration. The complainant admitted being in Peru at thai lime, and admitted knowing Mr. J. B. Mutiny, but denied that thero ever existed to Ills knowUdgo such n compnny ns tho Knuth Amoi lean neuii in BrnkoCmnpnny, and denied that ho was cutty of forgery or Iraud. I.awver Keano said that the search warrant waswcured bv Mr. Hlossf"r the Bole puipose of getting the above document. Mr. Bloss. however. Miys thnt henoier knew of the ex istence of tho document before. He dentod the truth of thn statements In it. When Mr. Keano nsked him if Mr. Mulloy was an honor able man ho replle 1: "Ineomo things he Isj in others ho Is not." Judgo Church decided tint the papers right fully belonged to Mrs. Blo?s and ordered thorn returned to her. Kl.Ol'ED AT HFTEKN. Toanr Minnie Merwed Run OrWItb Der Mother' Unardrr. Mrs. Merwod of 120 Gardner street. Union Hill, apnllod yesterday morning to Police Cap tain Hayes ot Hoboken to help her find her daughter Minnie. She hnd reason to fear that ber daughter had elopod with Henry S. Ben nett, who had boarded in bor house for two j ears. Minnie is only 15 years old. Bennett, who la several joars hor senior, earns a fair salary aa a cletk in a New York store. Recently Mrs. Morvved notleod thnt Bennett was paying spoclnl attontlnn to Minnie, and sho objected on account of the girl'-youth. Bennett nromlsud that he would not even speak to tho girl any moro, although Minnie a-sured hor mother that ho had always treated her as "agentltman should treat a lady." Mrs. Merwed had auother grievance. Bennett owed hor for sight months I oard. and he keptput- lior lor igiii uioiiiot i uuru. unu up nviiioui ting bar oil trom week to week. Finally she told him that hn must pay up or leave. He left, and Mlnula disappeared ut about the same time. Bennott went away on Thursday. On Friday Mrs. Morwed received a note Irom the foreman of Hlmon's silk mill, asking why .Minnie had not been nt work. Mis. Merwed had rclvd no Previous Intimation tbat ber daughter bad not gono to work ns usual, and she immediately decided that she had eloped wltn Bennett. liar conclusion was correct. The couple weie found yesterdnv afternoon passing their honeymoon In riturma's lioulovnrd Hotel In 1'nlou Hill. They said thoy were married, but Mrs. Merwed proposes to ptosecute Bennett for abduction, because hor daughter is under legal age. tills will also sue Bennett for the eight months' board duo her. Din HUE VAVSE 1IEK SOS'S DEATUt Mlie I Huld tn II live Hlrnek Hint a Fatal lllnvr With a llrokrn Door Knob. Mrs. Annie Hbea of 32 Colden street, Jersey City, was arrosted by Detectiv es Clos and Clark yosterdny and is bold to answer for the death of her step-son, IMwanl bhei. Th boy, who was 10 yeats o'd. died In Christ Hospital on Thursday. Mis. Shea was arrested ou tb complaint of her step-dnughter, Mrs. George Farrarof 109 York stioet. f-bo notified Chief of Polite Murphy that hot brother came tn her two weeks ago and told her tbat their step mother had stiuck lilm lohliid the ear with a btokon door knob. The only ptovocatlon wna thnt he was taking a niirreptltlous drink ot mill: In the pantry. Tim boy complained of a violent headache, and became f-o ill that Acting City Phy-lclan Baker advised his removal toChrln Hospital, Mrs. Khoa was ni-inlgniid Pefoie Police Jus tice O'llonnell yesterday. Bhe deuled that she had struck thn ho, and the Judge committed her to the i ounty jail to nwalt an examination, which will h, held to-morrow. .Meantime County Physician Conveiso will make an au topsy lo determine the caiiKoof the boy's death. lltr.Y ALU MAST tiJODDAHl). Nciv.Iri'sry Intend tn Iim!ah Illni, How ever, llefnre (JltlnB; Other a Turn, The evidence that Fdw in W. Stoddard, also known as Woiro and Wood, has been an ac-compll-hed and more or less successful "crook" Is accumulating even y day, Stoddard Is In custody In Jersoy City for attempting to obtain money from tho Plltsflold, Mass., No tional Bunk on a forged telegram. Yesterday Chloi Murphy, who has benu Industriously working up tbo prisoners record, rei ulved a letter Mom llieWarden of the Connecticut btat" prison at Wethersllold saving: "Tho en-elo-ed photograph vvorecotnlre as that of J.d win Stoddard, a lormer oonvlet heie; crime, lorgory: dlschniged March ill, I6HH." I.nter In tho day Chief Muiphy received this telegram fiom Gov. John P. Buchanan of Ten nessee; "Hold Stoduntd. alias Wolfe and Wood, Particulars by mall from Chief Clark." Chief .Murphy nays Stoddard Is in a fair way tngfttltiga ilosnof Jersey justice before any other Bute can huve him. tJrinil ,N1n art Fnl' l'aenrlon, VUNew link i cntr.il An.' .7 null' Pi rontiil trip nr It .million vU i"i i rni'p i-ptc al trail .iua. Helurn ay Pom until bept Ifi Alv. li OC W. "The tnca f 'nlliir K. fc W. Ourirade mark on your collari er cuSt deootei p.. (octforiu, aliveuf erloriiy e( ijuality aatl flu'U.-JJo, MORE THAN 100 PERISH The Most Appalling Dis aster for Years. COLLAPSE OF A BIG BUILDING. Crowded with Workmen Juat Pro paring for the Half Holiday. DEATH CAME IN8TANTLY. Four Storea nn Park Flaee Tumble To tether. Kilting; Their Oeenpante and Paaaeraby Fire Adda to the Horror Nine-year-old Mary Heaanry the Only One Haved from the ltntnMtory or Her Imprisonment AVIIllnm II. Conklln Naved by a Miracle Ilia Hiory Theorlea na to the Cause nppoaed to Have Ileen Canaed by the tWelitht of Prlntlnc Preaaea Mny Have Been Canned by an JKxptonlon rindlns of the Bodlea He roic Work of New "Ynrk'a Firemen. Yesterday afternoon at 12:31 four five-story More. CS, 70. 72. and 71 Park place, collapeed. Tho fnll was Instantly followed by fire. Tbe four stores were tbe rear halt of the building 217 Greenwich street, whtqb extends Blinding In Park clace just west of flreenwleh street when ho heard tho crash ot the falling walla. Ho ran to tho box and pulled lt. Engine 20 and 10 Truck stand in tho street at'tho qorner nt Church and I'ulloii streets. The men occupy n loft nt 8J Fulton street. Down tho slnlrs they came tumbling, and tun Becondn Inter they were whirling around the cornor of Barclay street and up to tho hvdrant at tbe corner of Greenwich atreet and Park place. Battalion Chief Cashman hns bis hoad quarters with 2!) Knglne. He was the first to reach the scone of action. Hot after him came Deputy Chief 1'raticls J.Itotlly.who Is In charge ot tbe dopartmect In tho absenco of Chief Hugh Bonner. One glanco nt the fire, n quick command, nnd Chief llollly's driver was running t tho box to turn in a second and n third alarm. That was at 12:flS o'clock. The scene nt the time wns wolrdly, strangely bo.iutltul. Tho wall was down for four sioro fronts, OS, 70, 72. and 74 Park place. At the Initnnt that tho street wall fell tho roof craBhed down upon tho floors below lt. Tho glrdcra gavo way uudor tho stinln.nnd tho whole lutorlor of thnt part of the building dropped In a mass. Tim fdioll was loft stand ing, llko a blast furnace, open In front. Not to tho shell stood tho three store. 70, 78. and 80 Park place. A brick partition wall botweon 74 nnd 7fi suvod that part from tbo ruin. But it could not stop the fire. Almost before n line of hoso could be laid tho flamos wore playing a bolstorous game of tag In and out of tho windows. Long tonguei ot fire shot out of the windows. In nngry doflnnce of the firemen, like the fangs ot an nngry rattlesnake at his tormentor, I.1KK A BLAST FUnNACE. Tho sun stood blch over tho burning build ing. Its yellow dihk was bidden by the great column oi black smoke tbat rolled up out of the blast furnace. It whs as It the flro wai ashamed of Its work and tried to Bcreen Itself under an Impenetrable canopy of smoke. Now YlirW TBOM OBKENWICn STREET. 185 feet on Park place). Thr wer all oeou pled, and It now seems probable that more than a hundred lives war lost. " Then Is a considerable dlttinoe of opinion as to the cause of th disaster. People in the wrecked building who have escaped ssy there was no explosion, bat those who wore on the street near the seen say they beard the report of an explosion. It seems probable that the weight ot the prlntlnc presses, which were on tbe npper floors, together with tb vibration caused br their motion, proved too muoh for the building, and caused tbe collapse. Not since the Brooklyn Theatre Are has there been such a terrible disaster. When the body of tha last unfortunate Is removed from the Ol tne last unionunai i removeu iruui me wreck and ranged with its poor follows In the loos line of those that wait for recognition lt will be well If ths list is numbered in tens. This wsa a more merciful disaster tban the other. To th people who lost their lives br yesterday's accident death earn almost in stantly. Those who were In the building and es caped differ with those who saw it from tbe street as to tbe cause of tb Uio. No one in the building who Is now alive heard th re port of an explosion. Thr was a tumble like the roar ot thunder, they say, and then the crash. It was as It some glgantlo truck with wheels of iron, laden with tons on tons of steel bars, had rolled over a pavement ot boulders and dropped its tremendous load with one burst ot sound. Thon came tbe fire and tbe smoke. Instantly, before tbe frightened people In tho bulldlug could collect themselves to attempt escape, thore rolled the stifling cloud ot smoke and tbe roaring flames. With ono ac cord the people rushed to the main entrance, on Park place. Alrealy it was Impassable. And tben, almost tumbling over each other, men and women, boys and girls climbed and fsll dawn the Ore escape on tbo Greenwich street side ot tbe building. Those who were on the street say they heard tbe boom of an explosion. Hardly three seo onds aftor the ret ort a hundred feot of the outer wall pitched out into tho street. It burled in a mound of bricks men retslng from their work, children at their play, and people passing alone tho sidewalk. It caught a horse hitched to a truck, and befor the poor brute could raaltzo where tbe blow ot tbe first brick came from thousands of other bricks pounded It to death. Br one of thoso rare streaks of fortune Its driver esoaped. Tbe bricks of the fallen wall bad not stopped rolling along the street when tbe spaes thoy had occupied wns a red sheet of fire. The block, thick smoke rolled upas fiom the fun nels of a tbou-and ocean steamers. Tho south wind wafted lt away, but its volumo and lis oolor told folks miles away its stoiy of illr-Bhlcr. Then came the firemen Tho llrst alarm w.is sent in frm lii.x.M.nt the con or of Barclay nnd Groenvvleh fctreets. J, K. CufTnnd il. C, Derr, two linemen of the Fire Department, were working at the fire wires and boxes In Greenwich street. Cuff was and tben a whiff of wind took rdty on th suu. and through a rift In tbe cloud ot smoke, he shone like a great red ball. Than occasionally, as if disgusted at tbo tire's work, he seemed to oonoentrato his energies, and would dart fiercely through tbe riot of smoke and flame a great broad beam of yel low light It was as If a giant search light were struggling with a donse gray fog. Thirteen engines were spouting water on the Are, and down nt tho foot ot tho street the big flreboat Now Yorker was doing harbestto empty tho North Hlver Into Park place. Rumors were chasing each other through the streets of tbe terrible loss of life. But no one could tell accurately anything about the number ot people In the building. Those who had escaped were too much excited to tblnk of anything else than their own good fortune. Men husged each other ana laughed hysterically. Women sat down on the door steps and cried. THE I.OR8 OP LIFE. On tbe ground floors were n bronze powder factory, a drug store, and a restaurant. Above them were a blank book manuractorr. a print ing shop, and a lithographing establishment. No one could tell how many people were in the drugstore. In tbe basement of the bronze powder factory there were five girU employed cutting gold loaf. All are thought to hnvo been lost. The restaurant employed about fifteen men, most of whom are missing, OBOUMD PLAN OF TUB BURNED HALF BLOCK. K is :TFP I' ! : j bcd : I r I o Jl-ns rark place. U TO Park IiUco. c7:j Pnrk place. D-74 Part nine. K Entrittire la upper part of bnlMlnr, K-TH raik I'l.io (I O la I ark pure ami 247 Greenwich street. 11-- 4' iiraeiiwicrj street. 1 Boiler In Oaieuunl. J .1 llydiaiita. K K K llouudarleior ibe fallen vralle. There Is no reliable Information as to tbe number of I ersons in tho restaurant, but ni It vviib ju-t the noon hour tho number was piob ably large. It wns said that thero were thitty throo ot tha lithographer's employees in the part of tho building which fell. Klgbt poojdo were employed In the printing shop; oneos caped by a mlrnclo. In the blur.k book manu factory thore wero about fifteen, three or four of whom wore girls. It Is difficult to as bow any of them could have escaped. The wcrk of the firemen would be called plinnomennl it they wero not New York fire men. With tno lolleo It wan dllTereut, Tho crowd wan tremendous, and men who had no businnas Insldo the lite lines were thicker than those whoso work called them thero. I: was on hour alter tbo fire began boforo tho fire linos were ct-tnbliHhfd us they should havo boon at the very first, atid nt no time wero thoy properly kept up. Capt, IMvv.ird Hindu ol ttio Church street station and Capt. Ktevonson of tho Leonard streot station were personally In command of their moii. The reserves Irom tbo st ambout s iiad wore also called out. nnd a number of men from tho Broadway squad were on hand. woiik or tiii: riw.MKX. When tho firemen llrst teachod tbe scene. they Htretcbed lines of hose over the tracks of tbo Ninth avenue oiovntod In Greenwich ftree'. It via Komethlng mor-v than an hour before they had tlu II ro Millleiently under con trol to run til it due-' up 'li lire escapes and penult iniln- to run a.-nla in the ule. VHted. l'our llneb o( Ikhh vvete run up on tl.e ioo( of the building which ad joined the burning building ou the south. Holes wer out tbrougn the brick wall and water was poured 1 torisata dowa en to tho i biasing mans In tho pit of tho blast furnac. ,f , Another lino was sttotrhnd on the ton ot OS Park place, and helped the others playing on tho pit. f . Down In front of the fallen wall halt a dozest & streams wero playing on the ruins. Lines were) J slatncsed, and through live-Inch hose th ''! water was pourod onto tho soothing caldron) ' inside tho Bholt of tho wreckod building. 1st 3 Bplto of all theso offorts, It was 3? almost 3 o'clock before tho first nU j toiupt could be made toward the recovery of l tbo bodlos. Tho llremen had worked witH M - Xi- FHONT VIEW of Fins. ' tireless onorgy. They had raced to their work; ' without thoir midday meal, and they ware wet '!' and tired. But whon thn word was given to f;. begin to dig awnv the wreck they turned to W with as great a will as they had fought tbe tiro, 1. They had worked but a few minutes when 5f at 3:12 o'clock, they found the first body. A .' murmur of "They've got the first one" ran through the crowd ot onlookers, and then nj Tg hush fell upon thorn as they saw tho firemen tin, tonderly pick up the bruised body nnd carry 10 , to tho eldownlk, whero lt was laid under cover. I, Shortly after that men working near tb 4 cant odga of the lire discovered a bare burned ; arm sticking out botweon the charred timbers. , It was thrown up nnd tho hand was open, with fj! the lingers partly closed, as if Clasping at ; something. 't Al.tvn UNDER TltK BUItJB. ' Just ns tho arm was discovered men work- lng further out in tho streot on the pile ot t bricks thought they hoard a faint cry front $: below. Instantly thero was a transformation i in the crowd of tired workers. j5 Borne of them hnd stopped for a few minute) . to eat a sandwich. Others were getting $J drink of wntor from tho boys who were pass- j lng around with buckets. But as tha word 'i went around that some one under the ruins Is wns alive, with a shout the men fell to work on J- tho pile of bricks and timbers. They had begun to lac before that. There was no causa Jl for great hurry after lt seemed clear that ovory one still In tho ruins wns dead. Th i bricks bad been thrown back In a desultory ,1 way. li But now thoro was life to save. The tlrevt p men worked as only men can work when lives VJ? nro In the balanee. Thero wa steel in their '-g- muselea. Bricks nnd beams fell back of thorn, 'J.' in a otream. Tho crowd of lookers-on caught tbe Infection and wanted to work too. A little ,; later a II ttio girl was rescued. Tbo story of this ''( rescue will be found below. $,; It was 1 o'clook when tho city dead wagon U with its' load of plain plno oofllns drove up. 'i There were six bodies In waiting for lt. Chief Roilly had let somo of the firemen go bom) then, but ho had kont tho mon of two trucks, nnd bad called out two other trucks and a do t$ tall of fourteen special men. t Tho ambulances that came at tbe first calf 5 bad little woik to do. A few firemen wer) ' slightly injuied nud oi.e or two men fainted, , but that was all. J tiik sEAiirn fob Tne dear. JS When the flamos no longor roared through) the hollow whero tbe fallen building had one k Btood and when tbo thick smoke began to il clear away all offorts were directed toward re S moving ibe bricks nnd other debris which lay r piled high in the streot, from cutter to gutter. , There wore no signs of lite under thnt terrible '-,' heap, but still there was a faint chance that 4 lent strongth to the fngged miiHclesof the Are- ',) men. It wns Blow work though. Brick by j btick had to bo thrown aside and for a long time thore hardly seemed to b any lessoning In the tangled Pile. Fire escapes and Iron sliuttors lav about, erumpl'd Ilk Bhoetsof paper: loss and boards were wedged , in fast: the spiny from the boso stroams fell i Inn sternly shower on the street: everything q wns In the greatest confusion, and amid It ail i the llremen worked like bonvers. At twenty A minutes pnst 2 o'clock a fireman who was toss- i lug tho bricks from a little heap in tho mlddl ' of the street called out: "Here's one" ; In nn instant n dozen firemen wore on th j spot and bricks beunn to fly on all sides like , water from a fountain. The crowd of reporter " nnd others who wore badges that entitled them to admission within the fire lines drew around the spot. Ho n 11 laru bole was dug ! in tbe heap, and then lt was an awful mo- 1, raent the bnck of a man's garments was ex V posod. Itanidly still, though more tenderly. 4 each brick that covered tho body was removed 3 until It lay comparatively free. The mast ;' was lying on his face, bis body slightly ' bent, nnd his arms folded undor bis 5 head. Tho police drovo the crowd back, ' as two flroinen lifted the body from f. its gravo and carried it to the sidewalk. Then ', lt was seen that hewnsclnd In working clothes. t His face was torn, thn nose smashed In. and a -t gaping hole ext-nded from the eye to the chin. .1 As they bore him away tblck drops of blood fell to the ground nnd lift a trail. They laid 'i him on a eellar doorln front ot the bulldlasj I oniioslte llie stot whore he had heen founa t nnd coverod bitn with a big piece of cloth. j Presently a young lad, poorly dressed, cam i along and asked to see the bod t. His sleeves I were rolled up and his left arm bore a livid bruise. They uncovered the luce for him aud he g'nnced nt It a moment and then said: 1 "That's him." "5 "What's his name?" asked the polloemas) 1 whosiluty it wab to look after the identllloa A tionof the ilesd. "Jl'clinel Mattery," replied tbe boy. "'My i nnuie'x John l.lilott. We both worked for th Jlmplio City Kubway Company, 'nd th men r, wero coin' to llx tho pipes In this street. Too '.' sir" 'j tiik only one saved fbom th. boivs. if wnli'hinnn'vorit off to get hlsluach. and I took! n liN til no 1 vviiHUittln' 011 the toolbox In th '4 ptmut right ne 11 the cuib.'nd Mattery cam ovet mid ant Imslila 1110, -J " Suddenly there wns an awful nolso. and I "3 jitmpod iiiinnd jo iked behind me. The front of i tlio In iihh wns slldlug dovvu Into the cellar und tho bricks worn tumbling Into the street. I 5 scooted lor mv life, and just as 1 was getting . nn the other bide of tho a! rod a brink lilt 111 ; :i the anil, mill J looked mound the whole -I huisnivriH raving an I J couldn't avo Maiiury ll"VlliM, 'I'Ii.tk lu . now i Thn mil poluti'd in tlio 0 aih covered bean thai .ay liudioi Iti-. In fr III of I e In.iise Whllu lie vvii mil ng lli story, the Illume wer ivnrkingdog.e liy at the vveatlsomehaap v Inch never seemed to grow lets. The polle kept the icporiers ou I lie north side t th street bo that they could not fee all tbat was KoInK oa. But af let a UtUt vrbU tUiit ettufrdj r f 'i i - . - . . . "IB-.