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L 111
AROUSED AGAINST J. J. ASTOR
inomtrAnr jiKtottmon raormamta
aoahibt tti w biablb.
h. It Will ! Tkelr Presverty, They Nay-Ne
ittmr 1 I.ettae ar ateaseaetraaee
Tka Miiih H'aal Jukam Oaa ar
ika H;rVrr-tr. Aster rata Sl.oe
far tka Et-Weald Mall It far TS.eoe.
Vrank Pult. A. M. l'slm-. Dr. H. W.
Ifitclitll, Mrs. Titus !t. Mslst. tha ronra
tloo B'aal Jfiurua. sn I a lot of other folk
erne live Bear th rorner of Sixty-fifth atraot
and Madison avenue ar aroint to hold an In
dian. t'nn rastlne tha subject of which will
ba .'ohn ,lceb Astor's naw stable.
Madison avenue above rifty-nlnth street has
been on of tha moat rteelrahla residential
trei nraventiee la th eltr. Almost without
cx.'eptlontheloteare restricted, and tha people
wholnvesteltlielr money there did it with rea-
vi hi certainty that no at of their nelsrh
.. would r depreciate the value of their
p'i port At the comer of Sixty-fifth street
end Madisoa avsnus for several years there
be !'n n vacant lot The neighbor tey that
they turrosed It was restricted the same as
tti lot they purchased and on which they
erected their home. Tha Pynscogue 1'nal
Jeslnirnn a.1 olrs this recant lot faclnf on
jMdloti aremie.
The trustee of the smseonu learned a
yer or so st" 'hat the lot waa not reetrlcted,
and ' made one or two propoeltlone to buy
I. Ther did not succeed. Within the last year
the lot lis been offered for Bale to A. M. I'almer
end sstaful other persons living; In the neigh
borhood, none of whom accepted it on the terms
upon which It waa offered. Several of them
were conolderlnsT the adrleablllty of slabbing
together and rurchatlnt It whsn they Isarned
that the lot had been aold to John Jacob Astor.
Following the news of the parches earn the
Infori' ition that Mr. Astor proposed building
an crlinsrr two-story red brick stable on the
rnrfl'i. It was for the benefit of his mother,
hens 'I. who, when she returned from Europe.
wn coing to live In one of the housee thst he
was iriiitllng at the corner of KUty-fltth etreet
sid F f'h avenue.
:r naturally thorn came aserUio pro
le from the peoida living on Blxty-flfth
street end on Madison avenue near that cor
rer They id that tha stable would deprecl
ete the value ol their property. The congre.
gallon of the srnagngue. being the largeet
t-.oldete of real estste. of couree led In thee
rmtest. Thn n'embere of the congregation
better that the building of the atabln would
rut ''own the value of their property at leaet
one hair.
The ir !'' were formulated in meetlnga
t lint the uclghbors snd tha trustees of the
srnsgogus held I irat. Moritz 'ohn wrol a
letter to Mr. Ator Informing him that the
it ere her of the congregation objected vigor
oulv to his determination to build a atabla nt
the corner, and asked hlin If he could not find
some other place just as suitable and not o
or.jectionable to people who held property In
theaelghborhood. He said that tha congrega
tion hid desired to purchase the lot but had
r "' been able to pay the price wanted for it. II
thought $51.00(1. the price which Mr. Astor
paid, unreasonsbly high, but offered on beha'f
of the congregation whatever Mr. Astor con
sldsred the sctual value of the land.
Rome time after writing this letter Mr.
f one received a reply from Mr. Klssam. who
I In charge of Mr. Aator'a estate, and whos
office I In Twenty-tlxth street. It waa to the
effect that Mr. Astor had purchased the prop
arty solely for the convenience of his mother;
that It waa accessary for her comfort that the
stabls hould not be located far away from th
residence he was building for hsr. and that
tills lot was tha only available on : he did not
rare to part with it : but II the congregation of
Baal Jeshuran waa very anilous to get it h
would xell it for JT.YO'M
At th lot waa only worth about $40,000. of
coarse th oongrsgation would not purchase
" 'utbfor the receipt of this Isttsr th
folks living In th .neighborhood mat at Mr.
l'.usank'a houee. at 10 l.nt Blxty-dfth strset.
and talked th- matter over. They decided to
' make an offer, too. First howsver. thy ap
pointed Mr. I'almer and Mr. Kuasak a commit
tee to mat a formal oiotest to Mr. Astor.
Thst two gntlmn wrote a latter, th sub
t inceof vvhloh was that the nelghbora had
heard with th deepest regret that it waa Mr.
Atiur'a Intention to erect a atabla on the
ground h had recently purchased. They next
said that they had purcbaaed their homes
In th neighborhood at larg cost, and
with tha undaratandlng that thy wr
not likely to be disturbed by any
objectionable features, and that th building
of th stall would greatly depreolat th
7lu of their property, whlah valu In some
tstss rrprstutd th greatest part of th
means ot the aigaere. The letier concluded
With a request to know. If some air reemeut
could not be reaohed whereby Mr. Aetore d
turminslion to bulla a liable eould not be
changed. It waa signed by A. M. Palmer,
Frank itusaak. Mrs. J. C. Reick. Mies llia R
( hltholm. John Scott Browning. T. H. Wood.
'Iheodore M. Uarnaa. H. Bloom, A. Dougherty,
t hsi 1st Echlssiuger, laarlee I- Brnhlm. Dr.
1!. W. Mitchell. i'r. Bach. T. C. Lyman. Ii. &
Rl l llston. Mrs. Titus a Melgt. Mrs. I. b.
Toutsy. and u A. Ibiwman.
i be letier waa nevei answered. Rome time
t'tr It was written Mr. lluesak called at the
0 tie of the Astir estate In Twenty-sixth
street where he saw Mr. Klssam. who waa In
' huge. Mr. klssam. so Mr. Kusak ears, waa
vr t.iort lib hlu, aud informed him that
Mr. tor didn't aee any reason why be should
answer the letter of tbe neUhbore. because he
w air ir decline with the eyuagogu folks.
Mr l.utai . mi. h tiled to make a little pro
test and thai Mr. Klesaui wouldn't listen to
htm
lie then asked th price at which Mr. Aator
would ,.,. the proi arty, and Mr. Kissam told
1 .:u that Mr. Aior didn't want to cell, but
"Hid part with it for (75,000.
llr. Itussak at once said that purohaeingat
lost prls was ojtul thsiiuettlon. After a little
more 'slk he u fered, on behalf of th neigh
bors, to iiv 1U (MJO to Mi. Aator it thataantia-
n-.an would rcatriet th propartr agalnat nul-
- eucb ae a stai Is. Mr. Klssam declined
b.d rT--r on.l the nelghbora hav ben won
Usring rvr sine what they could do about It
"itlnntbn last few day t ha been ssld
Inst llr Astor, in deference to tue objeotioue
uf the coiigrek'ation o' it'nal Jeahurun. haa de
ridgd tu make the first floor front of his stable
a drug store an I this haa leeeened the oppoel
tioii u' the Jewish peofde, though it baa not
entirely disslpatod thsir indignation by any
oisau. Wlih me drug store In front Mr.
Attoi would have the entrance to hie stable on
t-uty-flrth street, and that f couree. has la
rread the opposition to th people who own
huuass there. The Indignation meeting la the
'suit. Mr. Itussak aald reaterday:
"I fsel deeply hurt about th determina
tion of Mr. Astor. The statement we made in
sar letter that th houses In Sixty-fifth street
u I in Madison avenue represented a greater
Part ol lb possessions of some of the signers
Is s'outi..y true, and the building of this
tehleceunot help but depreciate the value uf
our property a considerable extent. If Mr
"'or had put up a house and bud built a ata
bla in uonueotlon with it. there woula not have
pen so much objection . we wouldn't have
''" badly about It. But when ha builds a
stable ou thle particular corner, tn tins
part of ihe city. wher verytbln
s rstrleted and wher it is th
issirsol svsrrbody that thr shall be nothing
! -t ii-i'ln and that atabi le ou dls
isnce from nis huuee. we do not ea any reaeon
i' tisshoul I not hav gouo una block further.
"r to l.eiinatou or Park avenue, and built
"'S sUol there. II could hav purchased
'aud in that vicinity for losa money thau he
Psu for this, aad it would have been juet aa
''(Blent for either Mr A. tor or Lis mother
, think, In fact, that hi putting the eta-
' " ' ' u outrage and it is an insult
to tbe people who own property and woo live
in t. uc-uhboi bood. Mr. Astor la a man of
kreat wealtb it would be different if a llvery
siao e keeper who didn't have much uiour.
" " , othej person who wasn't well off In ti.la
tl''.1 egood. was poseJ of Ibis property
i'l bad no other place to put his stable, but
ti Aator la a man of great wealth, and It
". f u that there le no reason why he
s.iouu ofisr a gratuitous Insult to us. It ap
peal thai we are helpleae In th matter, but
" courso we shall do all we can in the way of
P'otestlng against tbe outrage.
Mr. A. H. 1 aimer had practically th same
la.iog to aay.
To prove that ti.s building of this atabi
?V.""?'U ' alu of our property." he
"J- I aan cit th falling through of on
J that had practically ba mad. Th
hou, in Mxt-fllth street Immediately at the
i ", "" Proposed ataPl. was as good a
alien ihe maa who waa going to buy it
learned that the stable was to be built. The
iaigia osver was completed: The intended
iwithaeer atabad that the buUdtag ol tit (v
Ma knocked aboat tiaOOO ff th value of th
roprty.,r
Mr. Palmer said, too. that If th person mi
eeraed bad beem one wh had no loterest la
w wlf ar and In th improvement of th eity
of Nw Tork. th neighbor wouldn't hav
mad so mueh objection.
Bat" h wjnt on, "la Mr. Ator easa we
have a man who can well afford to build hla
table elsewhere, and not cause Injury to any
!2?!r Therefore la his case w think It vry
little short of an outrage."
Ilabhl Wiaaot th congregation B'nal Jashn
run aald:
" 1 be congregation, of eonrae, cannot afford
to purchase thle property at th exorblttnt
flguraMr. Astor demands. It I unfortunate
that be ha determined to Injur the property
hereabouts, but ao tar as I can find eut It doee
not seem that we have anyredreea la the mat
tec. It I a considerable concession to us that
Mr. Astor has agreed to put thegsntranc to
his stable In Blxty-flfth street, and to put a
drug store la front next door ta our place of
worship."
Mr. Morlfr. Cohn is th rrldnt of 41i con
gregation. Ke said:
..',' Mr, Astor haa ua where we cannot do any
thing but growl, of eonrae this place luolng
to depreciate the value of our propertyTarge
y. and ther Is ao help tor It We did our
bet to nuri-has the property, but It wa use
less for we could not afford to par the profit
Mr. Astor demanded. While Ihe price. STiI.OOO.
jvhloh he paid, wne exorbitant, we were will
ing to give him hie money back, and this be
refiieed to tat.
Islington avenue or Park avenue would
havs bssn just as convenient for htm In thes
day of telephones, and nobody'a property
would hava been damaged, because In both of
thass avenue In th neighborhood of Blxty
flfth street, ther are stsblcs already. Prop
erty there Is for sale, too and there cannot l
the excuse that he could not get the land he
needed.
"W think It Is an outraeo for Mr. Aator to
put a stable In this neighborhood, which Is ex
clusive, and which has alwnrs been and. w
supposed always wonld be. given up to resi
dence. It Is not that Mr. Astor' atabi will
lea au1anc In that it may smell or be un
pleasant In that way. but It la th very Idea of
ther I elng a stable there that depreciate th
valu of property. Mr. Astor Is a man of larg
experience la real stats, and ha knows as wall
as wo do the extent of damag that his stable
will do to the property.
At Mr. Aator'e office tn West Twnty-slxth
trt it waa aald that Mr. I artlett waa th
only man who oould mat any itatamant
concerning the trouble. Mr. BartUtt I slok la
bed and could not be eeen. On of Mr. Astor's
mployeessald
"edoa t see any reason why the people at
Blxty-fl'th etreet and Ma.llaon avenue anould
complain unless the people at the other and of
th block eomplaln. Mr Aator doesn't con
soler th building of the stable a detriment to
the i ronet ty. Tha beet evidence of that s h
has built astabl Immediately In th rear of
hi own hous at th corner of Slxty-flfth
street and Fifth avenue. If a atabla was a
nulsane or a detriment to the property h
wouldn't have built It there, would be I"
Mr John Jacob Astor said:
" The stable In question la being built by
the trustees under my father's will for my
mother It Is to b a wood-looking structure,
but two stories high, and our idea haa been to
have a ilnrlat shop or something of that sort at
the Madison avenue corner. I should think tho
synagogue people would prefer a low building
next them to a high on that would hav ob
curd their light but If they wished th lot
to remain vacant they should have bought It
There la to be a etabl next my own house.
which shows that I do not conalder Itobjee
tionable. I, however, know very little about
It while Mr. Burkelt has had charge of th
matter. The large synagogue at Fifth avenue
and Forty-third etreet has a ilverr atahle next
It. which I think would be wor than a pri
vate stable, but it seem to glv no trouble.
A V I.TBB3Tl!fa QCK3TIOX.
aleha Jaeok Astor aa Bala Htable War
Aitlut Ike Btiaagaatae B'aal J.iburan.
To in i F.DrTO or Tn 8u!t Sir: According
to general report an object lesson touching
closely upon Individual charaeter and aoma
important questions of ethics is now develop
ing at th aouthwtrly corner of Madlaon
avnu aad Sixty-filth etreet The synagogue
B'nai Jeahurun la situated on Madison avenue.
adjoining that corner. Th cornor lot waa
com time ago purchased by Mr. John Jacob
Aator. who recently cam Into th possession
of larg wealth on th suddan death of hi
fathr. th lata William B. Aator. On till lot
Mr. Aator I having the foundation built for a
atable. The neighborhood la not suited to a
stable and lis erection In that locality will be
damaging to property aa well aa o (Tonal vn to th
larg number of th community to b affected
by It It la a residential quarter, wher citi
zen hav paid llbarslly for th general sur
roundings of rospectablllty and quiet Th
lot iteel f le of a valu fas beyond that of ground
employed for etabl coating over SSO.OOO.
Why baa thla young man determined to
construct at thla prominent unaultabla, and
eostly alt a building whloh In Itself will be
an eyesore to th general public and a ssnous
Injury, pecuniary and otherwise, to It neigh
bor, and. in operation, will be aa odi
ous annoranca to a larg congregation of our
citizen in their plaa of worship ? fio far as
can be aacrtalnd It appears Uiat. having ac
quired the corner lot. Mr. Aator dlrd to ob
tain poaaasalon of th srnagogu property aa
a alt for a special commemorative family pur
pose, near enough to bla broadly displayed
rssldcnc on Fifth avenue to be a sort of com
bined addition to th Astor aroa. The congre
gation of B'nal Joahurun did not car to sail.
Thsy had become acoustomed to their place of
worship. It waa convenient for th large pro
portion of th worshippers, and a change
would b against th geaeral sn of th con
gregation aa well a a tax on old and feeble
member. It will t generally thought that
they had the right to refuse to sell, even
though an Aator covtd their property. It 1
understood that those Interested In th ques
tion of material and aplrltual protection bar
offered to buy th corner lot from Mr. Astor at
a handeome price over Its cost to blm. ao aa to
avoid the propoaed dsratlon. but hs ds
cllns to 1L Mr. Aator was much put out bo
cause the synagogue proprietors would not
ylald to hi Intimated wishes. A he has re
flected on this restraint of hi purpose h ha
grown dally mora aad mors Incensed, and th
ststs of th Aator fosllna haa rlssn to that
point of indignation that It can only ba ap
peased by the unconditional urrndr of th
Jewish congregation. This surrender not be
ing convenient and being delayed for the rea
sobb stated, Mr. Astor baa aet to work to as
what h caa do to fore things. It la thought.
no doubt that t avoid th perpetual offensive
nee of a stable aloogsldeof their plac of wor
hip and It odorous infrlngmnt of spiritual
ondltloas. th (ynogogu congregation will
la th and glv up th coott.
Now. no on objects to th wealth which haa
devolved on young Mr. Aator. It la the bar
vast of thgoldu scsd planted with muob In
dustry aad sagacity by the original John Jacob,
a wide-awake Herman, who came to this coun
try when It waa young and unsophisticated.
aad. startiag with a pack on his back, aold bia
notions until hs had capital sufficient to profit
b the Inexperience of tho aboriginal huntora
in the fur country of tbe Northwest, persist
ently overcoming winlrr bardanlpe and eveiy
Impeding obstacle to win hla way. lie wae
aided, too, inhia sueceasful purbult of wealth
by fortunata acoldaata. Ma Inveeted hie accu
mulations wisely aud well in this city. H
finally ceeeed hie active efforta. and after a few
years of rest departed again with another pack
on tile back, no doubt with equal zeal, for tho
experience of tbe undiscovered country. Has
he found it to pay equally well .' It curious,
however, that this bard-headed, hard-working.
Incessant struggler. who onsldrd tha
world simply aa a flld lor th verst
effort ebould hav founded a la tuny
who And that world a planted flower gar
den for their eenauoua Idling and pampered
luxury from the craule to tbe grave -a
favored and exempt class, ta whom life la a
long euininer day. with the eeif-sustalBiog
influence of ever growiug. eelf-protecilu,'
wealth The money sturdy old Jehu Jacob
lsfi has of Itaelf grown to It praaent foiiol
daole aud overwhelming dimension from the
" unearned luorement." and John Jacob Astor
No. .1 Ihluks now. apparently with wile con
sent that every uu must gst out uf th way
when bl- golden chariot roll by.
Uonietniug must bs allowed, however, to
this desceudaat. beoause he baa not bad ex
perience of Ihe world, lu tbe sense of isaralug
Itsissaous. he has always been under the per
haps selllsh snd hardening influence of un
stinted wealth and suppls serviture in his nar
row I ouudaiiss. hs has only Known what it is
tu have bl wishes gratltlsd. t be appcassd
when be needed appeasement, and added to
iLi. be prolably does not like the Jewea
But. have not they the advantage of
him In th wordly ouuomy ' As a ru.s
thsy ru their own llvlug and make
their owu way- Tha ' Jewe "-1 like the old
acriptural word bait occupy 'a moat influential
Doaltlon in thla eomm unity ; they are eaga'iou.
fnouetrloua. and thrifty: they are accurate
thinkere and workere. and ecldom (el la tbeir
undertaklnge aad they are justly, from
natural qualifications, faat acquiring vsrr im
portant control lu tbe financial aod eom
merclalenterprieaa ol the country. They are
keen of Intellect, ebarp in their bargains but
thsr know what they undertake to do. and live
up to their contracts, occasionally a oias.
ebeep turue up among them as among all
otlTsrs. but be U driven eut el tfc o. mr-
iltly. whan h (how his color. They are.
no, among our beat el tl rent In public spirit
B the terrible period of affliction to th poor
of our eity, la th pt winter. It we a Jew
merchant who organized a practical charity
whleh covered largely the whole Held of suffer
ing, and all wera welcome, without ecard to
race or religion, to participate In the philan
thropic benefits. Hot this qnsstion which Mr.
Astor has raised Is on that touches th whole
community: It Is nat a restricted religions
question. I am a Catholic, and 1 must eonfes
I feel ! as keenly aa tf the Church asssultsd
were my own.
In the earlier day of our city there war In
stances In which men. from passion or re
venge, or to b bought off, threatened to erect,
and did In fact erect stables and unsuitable
etructnres to Iniure their nolgbhorc. But It
wasalwaya considered a bnrlaroua thing tn
do. In consequence of eueh Instance, how
ever, the clause, a condition running with the
land whleh is found so frequently in the Astor
deeds and lessee prohibiting tha ereetlon of
etables or other nnlsanree which could affocta
neighborhood for residence, was generally
adopted by rich and far aeelng owners of
Ernpertv. Itarpeara that thsre Is no testrb'
lon In th deed tor th lot at th corner of
ladlson avenue and Klxty-fltth street. Put
there Is an unwritten law, a condition which
runs with th mm a community obli
gation to pay reasonable regard to tho
rlghta of othera which every good
citizen recpect. If Mr. Astor should
succeed In driving away the synagogue by tha
erection of the stable and get the property on
his own terms, whst will be the nature of the
trsnssctlon ? I shall not characterize It All
fslr-mlndsd men should maka common causa
In this contest. It Involves sn essential prin
ciple. I advl Mr. John Jacob Astor ri'o. 3
not to bulid bia stable as he proposes. It will
te a monument not to his honor If he knew
Ihe stat of local opinion on thn subject. h
would. I think, hesitate. Hold mar rule In
thst wav, but thsre Is a golden rule of a differ
ent pattern which he will be wise to respect,
and that Is to " Do unto others aa you wish to
be done by."
I shall watch with much Interest this effort
of the left-handed use of money power, and
ahall ask your permission to be Ha historian.
Am iimi Niw Yubkib.
TBXrXUET. A 'B FBBA AM T.
atea. t'raepa laaaacipateO Hie llegee aad
he New Caktaat,
Osniraa. Vcnsruela. March 22.-TJndr th
historic plntnr of tbe great battle of Caro
bobo, In tha Federal Palace at araca. Hen.
Unman Alvarez turned over the executive
power of Venezuela to hla constitutional suc
cessor. fTen. Joaquin Crespo. on Wednesday.
March 14. The Inauguration proper began In
th Benet chamber, where Dr. P. I -ekll
Boja. after a masterly address to Oan. Creapo.
delivered the oath of office. In th reply of
th naw President th following algnlllcant
words brought forth great applauae:
"lam pleased to salute, through you, th
regeneration of the country and a return to
the normal life of thn republic, and to offer be
fore the national Congress this testimony of
my gratitude to the people of Venezuela, who
have honored m by calling me to exerclc th
exeeut 1 vn power joi n tl y with a Congress com
posed of tha bt and most distinguished ctti
esns. " Th oath that I hav just taken is th r
aponse that my patriotic heart and my t.entl
ments aa a man of honor give to the worda
which you have just heard me utter- My pro
gramme will ta no other than that written in
the Conetltution and the laws of tho republic,
and! trust that all ene:'nelans will adapt
themselves to them, and will respect and do
fend them."
After th ceremony In the Sennte chamber.
Gen. Creepo crossed the oour' yard to the great
hall In the Federal I'alaoc. There were gath
ered all the oiTlcials ot th old Uovernuicnt
th members of the diplomatic corps, the
Press of Venezuela, and many prominent cltl
r.ens. Th assemblage arose as the new Presi
dent walked acrosa tbe room and look hie aeat
on the left of hla predecessor, (.en. Guzman
Alvarez. Those who expeete t Croepo to ap
pear In gold lace and brass buttons were sur
prised to see him in the modest garb of a
civilian tan evidence that be regarded the civil
authority aa now above the military , and thle
produced an excellent impression upon the
spsctators. Th General seemed much Im
proved by hla long rest among the mountains
of Moracay.
(Ian. Creapo took th Presidential chair, and
the members of the diplomatic corps, wearing
the full dress uniforms of their respective
legations, passed In front unit saluted
There was a reception later to the members
of Congress and a few personal friends ot Un
Crepo at Santa Inss.
The President haa appointed the following
Cabinet:
rrlvst Secrstsry te the Pral4st qa. Jo aa
tonlo YelDtliiL
Mi r.iatsr ef lb Intsr.or- nn. Jo R son
Minulsr of Kurjca Affairs KAor I's.lro gxaalat
Rut
Minister ef Flnanr Scnor Psbrtrln rend
Minuter of War ami Marin i,n Rftinon (liiarrs.
MlnliUr uf Tlg-rpti aid Mail Uea. Auguto Lo
tswaky. Mlailr ef Public Inatrnctloa-.pr Mnaasto l"rtn vs.
Muiltr of Put. lie Wor pavt hton
(ovrnor of lb ttustal lilttrul i.m Ir tor Koo
rtsjaaa
As an evidence of Creepo' liberal views It
may be mentioned that three members of tha
Cabinet are Conservative, and four Liberals.
while military man and civilian ax alio
equally divided.
AUAWST I IQrolt-l I At OKI I) CABDT.
Wheleeale Kefttreae Advocate by Klege
Canaly Ttaeris Wassea.
The Kings County Women's Christian Tem
perance Union wound up Its conference In
Brooklyn yesterday by adopting tbeae resolu
tion a :
That this county nrcanirstion reafflrm It ntco
nuin to lb liquor trartle; lbt vi.glitlo work I
in cornr lon uf sll wore: tliat tb poerof aaf
frag! reattaea, and th Injustice of lb prnt in
stitution la fit. snd tnal aa sm1 b road rur lb
nfrDcLIemeul of wouianbood, and tbat w xrt
vry lndunr snd effort In lb ltilrt nt tti n-ov.
mBt le etrtk out ta word "mai" from ti, tun.
tllullnn of th Stsi; tbat w rrommnd a st
of ndored clntlllo txl book to b placed la
tb euuday acbool llbrarl; thst w vole our
ctatUBeate slsai laaase of intoiirtlnr liquor la
lb flavoring uf candlaa' tlii w deuare tbe pre
MBtinc of theatre ticket la and shoal lb puohc
rbool to the rb'lsr. tbat wdplorlh la nrurc.
lusl of th lav la lb 1 of clgrlt and hquori
tonilaor. tbat w oaa our uaitsd IdQucucc inl
Imrnor! literature Bad Impure works of art whlbr
la th form of bnrttal book or nttonl news
ppr er obscene pictorial rprattion and a. I
vcriiMuiant. aa tbal w prott agaiaal th ihb
biuon ef women's pictures la 1oob sad pubUs
placa
MR. BBDDAIL LOBES Ills Bill.
A Jarr Faaaca aa His Hbar la tka ( oapl.
latlon or a Cielnprgla.
The trial of tha suit of llsnry F. IUddall. a
teacher In th Adalpbl Academy, agalnat the
Methodist BookConcsrn for tH.'.iW was brought
to an end In the Bupreme Court in Brooklyn
yesterday, snd th jury found for the dafond
ant. 'Ihe plaintiff claimed JftO for each of sixty
svsn alleged original article he had fur
nished lor The " People's Cyclniedla of I'seful
Knowledge." which was published by tho ds-
feudaiit. The plaiutuT admitted that he had
aim ply prapared tho skelstous of the articles
and obtained their endoraement by well
known men.
Most of the articles. It turned out, bad been
taken from other hooka, and republished a!
moat word for word. Th dfndant thnwed
that tbe plaintiff bad been paid loot) over and
above hie regular salary from the concern for
arranging the articles for the Cyclopedia.
A .-.I ISOAHDS TUB IKVIOSiC
'lava Staecaea Hart A Paeaeaaer Break
His l.tt Wklla tk ethic ritchlag.
The Whito Btar liner Teutonic, which arrived ,
reaterday from Liverpool and Wueenstu wn. raa
Into a tlarce westsrly gal oa Bunday and was
forced to slow down to avoid shipping floods of
grsen water A huge comber came over the
weather bajWauo carried ait two callorB. Mc
t omband ( oleman. who were on ihe forwent
house seeuriag a ventilator. McComh'e left
leg and aim wcie broken! an! his breaatbou
wa lniursj. Coleman's jaw wu broken. Pev
eral c.bm paassngers were throwu down by
tbe lining and pitching ol the ship. One of
them. it. Sebleifei. broke his leg. Th Teu
tonic passed six iceberg on Monuay.
Arreeta lar : am.
li'rru ii. March aw a telegram from Wood
look Cornsrs Kane county, ill . thla uiorolug
annouueec th arrest of John VVhlieof Uutfalo.
who la waatad here for bigamy. White was
indicted ky the Grand Jury ol Iris county last
ecembcr. but evaded arrest until now lie is
a good-looklug young man. In yeare of age,
ana a civil engiLcer by profession. Ills first
a if was a Ml lulls (handler, who lived near
(dean, hla eeeond waa Ml Alice I'ell of lort
F.rl. Got. and bis third was Miss Amelia Ms
bold of Tonawanda. The District Attorney I
now preparing depocitlooc snd Deputy KherllT
liermann will leave on Friday for Kane county
with the ueceeaary tapers to bring While back
hsr.
Iaafl' raa Taaali !' la
giricsa kflaatae.
D.lia. Tex.. March 2U. At noon yestsrday
a norther" reacaed Sort her a Texas- Tha
thermometer fell 'JO desire la fifteen nils
uts Tatorui will complete the havoo of
Buadar and Monday anion the Iiuii an J
garden.
-gaay erylag aidewatak sw baibaud aooaaat"
Hoi rou rad ' Mr. But Widow." i Ant i llupal
oat .1 l you eeu i l Leia. twin, a v. a
-a
I
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IN THE WORLD OF FASHION.
Tmb DBAwnrm boom ci.vn't mtrccBt.
tVT. BHTKBTAihMBHT.
A Ira;raBBa Tkat Waa Maat Istereettaw
lake It. riacter Kergeseat Talk of
aa Rlahorate New Club a Nart.
After two attempt th Drawing Boom Club
ha aucceeded la giving a successful enter
tslnment on a larg acal. Tha tableaux
vlvants given by th club In th Metropolitan
Opera House two yesrs ago recnlted In social
discord and lgal complications which yet
haag (Ire. but. the entertainment at 2 West
Thirty-seventh etreet last evening, which the
President. Mr. Neftel. Intended should b"an
illustration of plat.Ho art." wat uniqu and
very enmyahla. The programme consisted ot
a reading, a musical, and an eld-fahlnnd
minuet Th guts, about 300 in number.
wera received by Mr. Naflal; by tha Vlo
Prsltlsnt. Mr. Rlc. Mr. Frederick Putter
rld. Mrs. llosseil. Mrs. Prcacott. cx-Jndg
Noah Davla Gen. Morses Portsr. D. Ii. Chsni
berlaln. and Walter H Logan, by tha Treas
urer. William II. Itoasall. and by Mrs.
Theodora Butro. Whin thn guta war
eeated th actor, F. F. Maekay. tpok
for half an hour on " The Union
ef th Arts." Then came the musical. In
which Miss Alvina Friend, a member of the
Drawing lloom Club, played and Miss I'll a
bet b ( ary sang. By that time the guest wera
quit ready for th dinner, which was servel
at small tables, lighted by datntyfcandlesen
caatd In delicnt shade. Six coursss pre
pared them tor the great effort of th evening.
a minuet of th Una of Louis XV.. with th
dancers In th costume of th period repre
sented. While th dlanar waa In progress
th ballroom had, been elearad, with th
exception of two row of chalra near
tha wall and a platform at ona nd.
Mr. Neftel and her body guard of Drawing
Boom Club ofOeara arranged thmlv ou
tb platform, while th gueste aad member
of th club filled th double row of chairs.
Then the following dancer cam In: Miss
Hall and Mr. A. Ailing. Mra. Hunting and C. V.
Ivans. Mra B. Henry and Henry Weston. Miss
yon I'raag and Perey Thompson, Miss Hicks
and .Louis B. May. Mitt Linda Weber and
William Hush. Mite Weber and William Bavin.
Jr.. Mlts Weihrbe and William II. Hnbbell.
Ml Dorothy Clinton and Butger B. Jtwtt,
and Mitt Bavin and Walter Leonard. The
gentleman wore In white satin eostumas,
powdered wige. swords, small clothes, cilk
Blockings, and high-heeled boots. The ladies
had their hair powdered and dressed hlgb,
and they wor drae of rich and delicate
brocade. They had been rehearsing the
minuet for several weeks, and danced per
fectly to the muslo of Lander' orchestra. In
half an hour th minuet wa over; tha com
pany resolved Itself into a modern informal
dancing party, and Mrs. Neftel and her body
guard cam down from the platfor.u.
'Ihe acquaintance of John If. Hauler, th
retlrod member of the National Tube Company
and cousin of Ilnry M. I lagler of standard Oil
fame, heard with mueh aurprlse yeaterday
that he waa to marry Miss Alice Mandellck.
th contralto In th choir of th Church of the
Aacentton.. Miss Mandellck is a very charm
ing young lady of about twentv-two. Mr.
Flagler is about lift y. He Is a member of the
New York. New York Yacht, the Biding, the
lawyers', ami ot tbe American Yacht oluba,
Hie home Is at 18 West Fltty-seoond street
Mr. Flagler has retired from active business,
though he has an office at 100 Broadway. Miat
Mandellck Is the daughter of Mrs. Mandellck,
who live in an apartment at 1.12 West Twelfth
strset. some romantlo lalea have been
clrculsted concerning the engagement one of
which ii that Mr. Flagler once attended a
musienle at which Miss Mandellck was the
tar singer. While she was In the mldet of a
obi Mr. Flagler succumbed to her charms,
lie sent out for sn immsnse bouquet of Amer
ican Beauty rose-, to which be attached his
card. He had the bouquet hurled upon the
platform when Miss Mandellck appeared
again The Incident, it Is said, waa tha begin
ning of their acquaintance. Mrc. Mandellck
aald yeaterday: ' Tbe report of the engage
ment ta true, and I aee no reason why there
should be any mystery about It I presume
my daughter will be married in the Church of
the Ascension soma tlma this spring, but lust
when I cannot tell. W. hoover would clr'ulate
uob rubbish about his having thrown (lowers
at my daughter at a concert It la perfeot
nonsense. There Is not the leaot thing roman
tic about the courtship. They met at a dinner
party about a year ago. My daughter went
with Mr. Flagler to hla Long Island place at
Babylon to-day."
The Count and Counts Henri de Franken
stein will sail for F.urope on April 7. They will
visit the Count's mother at Home for a fow
week. The I ope, who cent the couple a bless
ing by telegraph, will give them a special audi
ence. Then the Count and tbe Countess will
settle down on the Count's sstate on Luke
Albano. about two hours' ride from Home.
When William K.Vanderbllt went abroad the
laat time ho tent twenty-two carriages of vari
ous kinds to a carriaga maker for repairs.
There were road and park eoachea. breaks,
draga, carts, gigs, phutous, family carrluges.
opera stages, brougham, runabouts, snd
road wi'.goii . The original cost of tb vahlclo
exceeded coO.OOO.
The lateet move among th exclusive sum
mer residents of Newport is a private club of
th moat private kind. Th orlglnaiora ot th
elub ar William K. an lerb.lt and Oliver
llavai I Perry Belmont. Mr. vender! lit eug
geated to Mr Kelmont that h buy the lot of
ground adioining Gray Craig, in which Mr.
Vauderb.lt I Interested. Mr. Kelmont bought
2tX)aeres of the property from the David King
estate, and It haa come out that Mr. Vanderiiilt
and Mi. Kelmont have been quietly forming a
club of Hal members. The stock haa bsen di
vided Into share of l,(M hi each When there
Is a paid-up capital or allHj ooo the remote
Gray Craig property will be turned Into one of
the handsomest private parks In ths world. A
pretty house will be eroded. Atolo ground
will be Istd nut aa well a a teplechasing
course. All thedetalla are kept secret, hut the
gentlemen will probably spring their achem
on the colony whsn the ssaaon opens.
A greet deal of interest la being felt In F. P.
Morgan's horse-sale venture, on hie Long
Island farm i ommodore Mori-ran hoe ralaed a
drove of horae. sum of which are of tho
finest breeds Farly In April Mr. Morgan will
aell his horses at public auction In the Madl
aon Sijuare Garden auditorium. Mr. Morgan
baa gone into the boras raising bualness purly
from lov of th animal, and tha outcome of
the venture will tie watched with keen inter--'
11.. will hav to clear ut lnat t.(iMi to
i nvof th exponsos of rranaportation. oara, and
ro iial of tb auditorium.
Society tc Mill waiting for th Invitations to
Mr. and Mra Heher it. Kishop'c poat-Lonten
bill. It ha been announced (hat they wereto
givs " a lull after Faster which will he a very
grand affair indeed." Mr. aud Mra Bishop
nave a magnitli ent ballroom In their bonce
at SHI Fifth avenue, which ha juet been
llnlahed. Tbe room, which is after tbe Louie
XVI style, le fifty feet aquare. Iron gatce
hung with dark rsd velvet curtain form th
doors, and twanty-flv musicians cau bs
seats I in the balcony. In the centre ol the
calling is a dom of jewelled glass.
The announcement was roads yesterday of
the ensageiuent of Miae Leonora von Htoccli.
the violinist to Louis II. Howlaod. one of the
New Yoik Siate i ommlsslonsrs to the 'A oild
lain Air. Mowlam! is a widower. Ills first
wifs was Miss l.awrenc of llayald. L. I . sis
ter of Mrs. J. Henry Alsxandrs.
M )b. Ibl. Hat J 11 Srihs..
Jane llanrahan. who disappeared from the
Newsboys' Lodging House at New Chambera
and I'liana streets on Munday morning laat.
may hn.e been tbe girl that two deckhand
on ths steamboat City of 1 awreuc say
they saw jump .i: the Latter wall on that
nioriilDg 'I he i ity of I awreuc was rouuding
the Katierv at tl lo o'clock Deckhand Pe
ter Malooey and Mulisel Connerr happened to
be staudiug ou tha forward deck, vvheu. as
they ssy. tueloevey saw a woman who wore
white apiun aud had sdsrk suck over her heal
Instead of a hut. walking toward (he Liberty
dock She walked out oa the pier, and after
etandiag for a motueut on the edge of Ihe
wharf plunged into the river, 'ihe men did
not report thla to the Captuiu.
it was o , u'cluca Monday morning whsn
.Isus llanrahan left tbe House She wore no
bat. end had a aacque thiowu ever her head.
Before leaving ehe cut off her hair She also
let hci tiuuk. tuakci. and jewelry behind.
Wis Mr JPeraell I.
BaiLToM. Con.. March 20. Jam Pure)!.
th lowt biddsr on th Government envel
op and paper-wrapper eoatraet. Is bow Coua
ty Clerk of Columbia county. N 1. and for aix
year was Chief Clerk for the Government la
charge el the poetal card contract in Castle
too, S. I . andbhelion Be waa appointed Chief
I lerk during President Clevelend'e first ad
uiloistieil u. and waa retained hi the Hasil
I aea AdtulaitUaUea tor marked ability.
' CVBIOVB WMAtVBBW OB ACtVAt, tSBBX
resell skalallaaa Badly ktlsa.
yvea th Ptrftasafwito Jearec'.
Mttwoiy, lad., March 2. The dath of Mr.
Msrv Ann Adams at North Manchester last
week recall aa Interesting romance. Her
first bueband wa Frnsperger. and the had
three children, two girls and a boy. Henry J.
Adams and wit wre neighbor of th F.rn
tcrger. and their children were the m la
numl r. but two of them were boys. 'I bey re
sided In Dark county. Ohio, at the time. By
mutual agreement tne two husbands traded
wives, the women being very well pleased
to do so. Thn children were equally divided.
the fathers choosing the sons and the
mothers th daughters. In 1M47 Adams
moved to this county, and Inter to Miami
county, A ftw yeara later the Frnsperger
family moved to Fulton county. Being near
neighbors, th two famine-, still retained
friendly relation aa long a they lived. After
the death of the sscond Mrs. Frnsperger. who
had been Mrs. Adam. Mis Frnsperger. then
a young lady living with her mother, went
back and kept house for her fnther. While
there ah took typhoid fever. Her mother,
Mrs. Adams, who had been the first Mrs. Frn
sperger, Went to Frnsperger and nursed her
daughter until ahe died. Mrs. dnm was tho
mother of four children by her cond hus
band . nnry Adams. Sovornl msmbere of the
i ceuiiarly made up family atil I reside In Wa
bash county.
r. nWsy aad HI "!.
CVth Pi A'scpiaeM" rieta-.SIar.
Parhap the best specimen of wit that hs
enlivened a Hamilton county court in many a
day was thnt emitted like a flash from John
CotTev, the attorney, who hae been guilty of a
good many things that had disturbed the se
renity of bencti and nar. Mr. ( otTey wa coun
ts! in a caes which had already been postponed
ome two or three times at his request. It wne
before Judge Outcalt Again Mr. (offer asked
for postponement. The Court reminded him
that It had already been postponed ssvsial
timet at his request
" Hav you good ground for wishing an
other postponement i" asked the Court
' ies, sir, 1 have," replied Coffey.
"' What are they i" asked the Court
"Coffey ground, your Honor."
' Coffee ground " repeated the Judge.
' Yes, sir," said John.
Then the Judge got on hi dignity, and re
mlndod th lawyer that h wat trilling with
the Court
"Y'our Honor." aald Mr. Coflay, "(her ws
a small addition to mv family last night, and I
etibmit, your Honor, that this la good ground
for nsking for postponement"
Did John gt It ' Well, rat hsr.
Raring: MM1 Mile, at He a.
From tl SvVt 'ere BkeJkn
Th sealing schooners Allle L Algar and
Henry Dennis, owned by J. ('. Nixon, have been
heard from, Mr. Mxon having yaaterday re
ceived lettere from ('apt. Weater and Miner.
The letter were written from Port Lloyd.
lion in Inlands, nlisni both vessels arrived I Fab.
K the Dennis dropping anchor juat three houre
afterthe Algar. J'efore the schooner left hero
some ot the hunters put 2(iO Into a pot for the
one which made thn ahnrteet time from Cape
Flattery to Bonin Islands. The Algar left here
Dec. 17 and tho Dennis Dec. 24. The former's
sailing lime acroae the Paclflo was forty-seven
days and the Dennis's orty-three dayt. The
Algar lott four days at Honolulu, but thla can
not be counted out Mr. Nixon thinks it re
markable that two vessels should race s. (khj
miles and be so c oso together at the r.nl.ih.
He also thinks It the longest race on record.
('nasal Mhaw'a Tattooed Eye.
Frnm th Wfph1t0m Frninff Star.
Mr. Edward Khaw. I'nlle I States Consul at
Asuncion. Paraguay. Is her on leave of ab
sence. Mr. Shaw's legion of Washington
frleuii war sh ckd byond measure whan
they perceived upon greeting him that his left
ere waa a dull, whitish-gray disk instead of a
sparkling mate fur Its hael companion.
"My eye bcame affected aa you aee it from
rheuma'lc iretls." snld Mr. Shaw to a coromie
eratlng crony of former days, "hut I am her
for treatment and the oculist a-surea me that
I will regain my sight and have my eye re
stored to Its natural color, or nearly so. The
light will be let In above the pupil, and the
color will be put there by mean of tattooing. I
know It sounds singular to speak of one'a ey
being tattooed, but thutlls what my physician
Is going to do to mine, and I have no doubt ths
operation will be satisfactory and successful."
found a ataaaaielb'B Wisdom Tootk.
. r. tl BBS! I' ' Intrllitmr.,
A fossil curiosity in the shape of a mam
rooth'e tooth wae found a few duya ago in West
Brattle by Joseph 8. Iltchards. Tbe tooth was
lound at tbe foot of the bluff, not far from the
beach, and was covered with clay at th time.
Indicating that It had been unearthed by th
breaking away of the hill. The crown of the
tooth, which was of an oval ahape. measured
7 i Inches in its largest diameter. :i ". inches in
Its shorter diameter, and I H Inches in circum
ference. The posterior edge of the tooth wae
4 Inehes in length, the anterior edge (1 inches.
the largest clrcumferanc 22 lnchee. and tha
weight l . pounds, it Is supposed to be the
lower hack tooth from the left side of tho jaw.
The rldgea have turned tochalcedony. and ex
tend entirely through the tooth, while the
manorial butwoen haa tbe appearance of iron.
Bree Neal a Vraiiaa,
From III II .' .Wj.Vi.1 lt..,.L
P. 111 - r ir. Pa , March 23.- Honey beea proved
more than a match for 2iM men at a public
aaln y.-st tiI v . W hen the autlonecr who waa
selling tho effects ol tha lata Charlee Taylor,
near Neehamlny Falls, put twenty-live hives of
bees under the hammer, aa Inquisitive, but
Imprudent youth kicked one of the little
homes occupied by about 3.0UO honey makers.
There was instantly a warning bur.z. and out
file 1 th bee In companies, regiment and
brigades. The 20(1 men scattered In ae many
direction, pursued by the angry beei far
mer James T. Van -.ant tried to pacify tbe army
of little brown foee. but a few ctlngs sent blm
flying after his retreating friends. For an
hour the bee held the situation unopposed.
Thev then gathered in their hive and the sale
proceeded.
Sky or I -p.r lViaa'e nfeaey.
reie IA J'kifaJf'pAia JVesnf.
Three S20 bills and seven 110 bills of I'nola
Barn's good money are causing City Treasurer
McCrearr more anxiety than all the millions
that roll into hie -trong boxoa in the course ot
a rear. Thla Sl.'iO waa the property of the un
fortunate Jupuneae leper, John Charles Wing
who died In the Municipal Hospital last Janu
ary. The money waa tha savings of yeara aa
oook. After Ilia death It waa auhjeoted to high
preskurx steam disinfection, and us ths Jan
technically owed the city about Slot) for cam
In the hoapital it was turned Into the City
Treasury Mr. MeCreary is a bit dubious about
tha bills, despite the disinfection, and ho don't
know whether to deposit the bills in lank for
geuc-r il circulation, lock thorn up in the vaults
or send them to Washington to be destroyed
and replaced by'new ones.
Alive After a Fall ef SSO Feci.
.'... ikf rtitarfs'pkei BBtm Llg'r.
Pittbtov. Pa. March 27. James Gallagher
? Providence miner, tell down tho shaft of the
eggett's Creek mine, a distance of -.' o feet,
and. strange to aay. atlll Uvea. The moat re
markable fact connected with tho accident.
however, le that, instead of icing crushsd Into
an unrecognizable masa, aa one would sup
pose would have been the case, not s binglo
bone wae broken, although he wee seriously
bruised, sustaining a severe aip wound from
coming in contact with ths s.da ol the shaft
together with other Injuria, it 1 the opinion
of theattendlng fihyalclnn that Mr Gallagher
will in tune recover trout the effeote uf hie
wonderful lalL
i
Wclseslllei'e Awful flgkt far Life.
ajjaaj us r.WuJ-oAiu u.' i
PoTTHViM E. March 22. An uneven atruggls
for life waa waged for two hour to-duv i y
Joseph vAvumtiiar. who was digging coal fur
hla own uss in an abandoned mine. Thsre waa
a cave-in. aud he wa burled to Ills nsck by
coal dirt and rock Only on arm waa left
free, and ho worked tbie in de; oration to keep
bis face from icing covered by loose dirt that
wae constantly falling, lor two hours hs kept
vcl.ing for help ana fighting with hie free
hand until the tlesh waa worn off the bonce.
When rescued lie t ecania unconscious, and ia
eut ot his mind. No bonsa were broken, but
he Is hurt iutruallv.
t'oacked Iv a Ballet After Tb rlr Year.
itum ' i-si. s s sm Iveaatffl
A. 11. Sutherland of Kaugua to-day roughed
up a Pullet 'roiu bis lungs which ha I been
lodged there since Oct ll, ist.i. whn i wa
shut lu ths nook ty one of Mosby guerrilla , a
tbe battle at i ulpepert ourt lluuss. For years
lie ha suffered but did nut know ths cause of
frequent hemurrhagss whloh troubled him.
Oaa I Tkre t'aaaee t tk Halted Nlata.
Ottawa. March 2U Mr. Kicherd Cartwright.
In replying In tb llouss of Common to day
to Mr. Foster's budget speech, said that farm
luopartr bad vastly depreciated in Canada
within the last fifteen rears. Further he de
clared, tbat of tbe males la Canada between
toe eg of 20 and Jo rsars. on In vry thrc
left the country for tbe United State, lie re
affirmed all that hs bad said a to the vat lm
portan.'s of obtaiaiag acceaa te the I uitd
but tuarketa.
Bkal a Mallet Tfcreagk HI Mead, kal kty
i-lse.
Anten Staphs, a wealthy Brooklra bakr.
aged 47 years, attempted suicide yeeieruay
moraing by (hooting hi iuslf twice la tbe bead
at hi hum. 'a?a uinuior avnu- H had
bean la 111 health and correspondingly de
preaeed for some tuna. Although n bullet
passed claaa through hi bead itie ductvra at
at ataxy' Uetpltai Utlak he axay leeove.
TESTING TWELVE-INCH SHOT.
BVCCBtsrVT. TBtAt, AT TIT BABDT
hook bbotiko oHor.vns.
Fear arifca New arajeetllee Fired Tkraagk a
Tklrtaea-laek Plate Oaa was mtrekaa
and Oa Invet la Ike stand nekiag.
A tuceettfut tttt of th first cnmlgnment of
12-Inch thnt Intended to be used by the I nited
Statet army In the various coast dtftnee bat
terlee wa made yesterday at the Bandy Hook
proving ground. The Watervllet Arsenal hat
already supplied live or six of the long 12
Inch rifles, but there have been no service
thell or armor-piercing shot to fire from them.
The trial yesterday was of armor-piercing
thotof two different manufacture the Holt
rer, made by the Mldvale Steel Company of
Philadelphia, tnd the Carpenter, produced by
the steel company of that name at Nlcetown,
Pa. Theao hot are three and a half feet long,
tnd weigh In the neighborhood of 1.000
pound. They ar hollowed to a point about
one-lhlrd of their lencth. anJ their head are
hardened by secret process.
In order to test Hie penetration of thn steel
bolt, they wera fired against nn oil-tempered,
snnsalsd nleksl-steel plate made by the Beth
lehem Iron Company. It was thirteen and a
half Inches In Ihlckii-. about nine feet wide
by sixteen feet long, and weighed thirtr-flre
Ions. It was recently bolted to an onk back
ing thirty-six Inches thick, reinforced by
thirty-eight tettof mini The plat wat not
expected to wlthttnnd the Impact of such
large calibre thot
Four shot in all wr hurled at the iteel
slab with vry satisfactory result a Tba firing
began about 10:10 o'clock, and among thoae
who atood about the .'-'-ton rifle watohlng tbe
process of loading were: Gen. D. W. Flagler,
Chief of Ordnanoe. V. B. Army: Capt David A.
Lyle. Capt Charles 8. Smith. Government Ia
tpectorat the Mldvale Steal Company; Capt.
Frank Heath, in charge ot the proving ground ;
Capt. William Croxier. Lieut J F. Meigs, i : h.
N.. ret Ired ; Ensign A. M, Peecher. on dutv at
the Bethlehem Iron Company's shops; Presi
dent charlet J. Harrah of the Midvala Rteel
Works. Edward 8. W. lainum. Dr. ChurleiA.
Curri. Axel Ptro. and t Brlc of that com
pany, and President J. C. Barron. B. W.
Ilawkeeworth, Thomas Barron, and Louis
Gregory of the Carpenter steel Company.
A cold, i eneti atiug rain was falling, and the
spectators stood about in uncomfortable atti
tudes, striving h. obtain shelter under Ono or
two projecting gun platforms and atray um
bisllas. Interest In the test was not damp
ened, however. Lieut. M. 1. Harmon ol th
First Artillery was In charge of the bring.
Th plat was sst up lDO yards from thn gun,
and, lu order to attain the required velocity of
1 (ES feet a ccond at impact, a charge ot :io.
pounds ot brown prlsmatlo powder was used:
This Is 04 'i pounds less than the ssrvlce
charge Two Holtrnr shot and two Carpenter
shot were fired under a ehumber pressure of
'J.'t.i am pounds. These represent respectively
a II ret lot of thirty-six pieces aud two lot of
twenl y-flve pieces each.
The first shot fired was ft 1.001 lr-pound Car
penter projectile aimed at th" upper left cor
ner of the plate. It dislodged a portion of that
section of the plate and developed several
radial cracks. When the shot wss dug up it
was In three pieces, a ssction having been
cloanly cut from the middle. From the brat
fienerated by Ihe Impact a maa uf sand was
ound to be fused Into the point.
Th next steel bolt discharged was of 1! di
rer make and weighed lnr pounds. It clearly
pierced tho plate t elow and to the right of the
first shot, and greatly widened tho cracks al
rcsdy made. A prodigious amount of digging
failed to discover this projectile, so the third
ehot was ilred. It was a Carpenter bolt
weighing !' pounds Thit uulte demoral
ized thn plate. leaving but small space for the
remaining ahot. Cracks extended across the
steel In every direction, a large Assure run
ning along the entire lower part of the plate.
Th" last projectile used was a Holtrer that
weighed f.'T pounds. It penetrated the right
upper part of the eteel slab, even further de
molishing it. The gang of twenty men were
then ordered to work shovelling sand to ilnd
the projectiles After much work the second
lloltzer was dlacovered about ten feet to the
left and quite neur the surface of the level
sand, having been deflected through the sand
backing, testing so near the wet surface
sand. It had begun to scale away at tho base of
the conical head, owing to He sudden cooling.
The average heat generated by force ot im
pact of the shells wa in the neighborhood of
tHk)' Fahrenheit.
Tbe workmen next dislodged the second
Carpenter shot, which was found tube prac
tically Intact, in atdte of the aevere test to
which it bad been subjected. Continued dig
ging did not And the first lloltzer. and the
search for it will begin to-day. The Carpenter
steel ( ompanv'a officers, while deploring the
failure of their first ahot, were much pleased
with It mate. The lloltzer people ara very
sanguine that the ehot of their make remain
ing In the and backing Is In comparatively
perfect condition, a their H-inch ahot were
extremely successful at former test.
Tbe expense Incurred by both tho Govern
ment and manufaid in ere during a gun test i
very great lesterday' lest cost -17. ol".
Tbe four shot represented f .so apiece, the
I late Sl'J.tiOO. Its mounting S'-'.oIhJ. and the
powder Sltifi at each discharge. Tbe Govern
ment has contracte for about -on uf the 12
lcch ahot
TUB AtCOIIOl. CACOIIT FIKE.
Hoar a ttlabhnrn lll.i lu ua 1. at eilda Ta
emeu! U.i. Si..ii,d.
While a bartender In William Freedman't
saloon, on tbe ground floor of the foui-ttory
tanement at SB3 Faat Houston street, was Ail
ing a keg with alcohol yeaterday afternoon the
liquid In some way was ignited. In a moment
the etore waa aflame, and the bartender and
the ealoon'a patruna rushed Into the street
shouting an alarm. Tbe family of Samuel
Moscowltz lives on the top floor of the tene
ment. Hla aix-year-old aoo, Henry, was play
ing in tbe yard when the fire started. The
child screamed to his mother and sUtsrs to
fly for their lives. They rushed to the roof
and reached the street by way of the adjoin
ing houre.
Wheu ther got there they could not find
Ileur . The mother asked th j firemen to look
for him. and th little fellow was discovered
lying unconscious on the floor In the Mneco-
wltr. family' room. When lie revived tbe
boy ld that fearing hla mother and sisters
had nut escaped he wont up to tee. and wae
overcome by the amok.
Th tire penetrate I to Saloonkeeper F'reed
man'a living qunrtere on the eeeond storr.
The saloon und nearly all the good In it war
destroyed. Frssd man' a loss being about i.MA).
Piaadergaat siilll la ike Xtavaenu.
Cup vi.o. March '-"'. I rendergaat atlll occu
pies the dungeon in the jail. He I still quar
relsome and will ba kept in the dungeon i. ut tl
he promises to behave properly In ill call It
l ihe belief of (be jsll guard (hut Prender-
f:aet'e preaBnt actions ura a part of a schm
o eetabitsh his alleged insanity. To da a
phvsician, whose name no one at the cntmty
jail knew, called to cen I remlergast. Tha lat
ter informed the ot la's that livnceforth tie
vttll see no one r v pt bis sttorneye. Ihe pby
aiciun tney aend. hi biolbsr. aud mother.
1 ro- It -ill. liciat Swnll.iisi.
Three deaths from smallpox were reported
at the Hoard of Health yeaterday. 'Ihe victim
were: Fdward F'latcber. 20 years old. of ltaj
Bowerv 1 lizabeth Fitrgerabi. I years old,
taken fiom 4 Hamilton street, and tntionettn
Con toil o. 14 daya old, wlio.e parents lite at
S-Ci West sixty-ninth stieet.
I'eliB Aycr JU reai old. of 2.704 1 Igbth
? venue, and lloawell Stein. '-' years old. of 22M
ast F-iabtv-slxth street, wera removed lo
North Brother Island, suffering from swell
pox.
llr oil' fe Itlee II... V.i.
Dr. Colt's petition a tie l.ngllatur d.
manding tha api mpnatiou of nmuay for a
couiprnbensivesysteiuof city improveiueutsto
keep tho uiiemi toyed at Wot k tor I ear, which
was to ba scut to Albsuy yestsr lay if it hud
(.Hie u signatures, baa only 4, OUU 'Ihe dale
of bending it hat been postponed until Tuee
dar. when it la lelieved n will have
names. A committee i to le appointed to
taks It to Albany. Dr. toil having now alld
for Europe.
Hale ef Ike Tkarsla.-falter McSd'Bg Nai
r'.ard.
Hi Joseph. Mich . March '.'it -Miss llstti F.
Potter, the flnc, e uf Mr. I. A. Thuision. (he
Hawaiian Mlmstsr. dsniss the rum i tl at
thsy are to be married on April n. khe say
th dt be not yet been flu d an i cannot
until Mr Thurston gels through with hi
work lu Washington.
FOR THfc CONVENIENCE OF OUR
AWVKKTIfcKsSSJ
orricxt iiAvt mm otht.no at
80 EAST 125TH ST..
klAX rol'KTH AT.
ABJSJJ
1,866 BROdlDWAY,
I
a urn at hor or mum aix
l.!lTMw1lliOfer tk .-mtry ! -
fatal Ovratrr.
KtifOffTor. Murrh 20.- Amonf th ftrtM-M
r4I?d at th Kontlout off.? oftbAsrl
ean ExprM (ompanr thin ftftwrnfton wu
Urc round loaf of (irmn rr Irr-td, wtth
wraprr upon It. mod which, from IU Apr
ance, had nn muoh travel and handlinc It
wat envarad with label, and n doren or mora
tajrs wera fastaned to It with wlr axpraaa
company tali, larsa Iron nail, and crawa.
Tha lonf in In March of nn owner, hot Ita
Mndtr f aM unknown. It ha-trn. throuli
th hand of Uells-Kfirao. Ka,rla A Pra
eott. New Vark and Poton Dn-patch.
and tha Natlonol njid American txprt-ea
compnnieA, Tha fncrlptloa ntn some !
th tiiatu ra daHdadlf lntrtlnir. well
a tlniclv and humorou. Tha Indlratloaa
point to tha mrterlou parkas haTlna; flrt
hpn ant out ffom North -.ttlaboro. Mam, nr
tha Farla A Praaoott Comianr. Amoni tn
Run? Infloriptlona upon tha las la tha im
wlDf :
Th inn f-intif ihlrk nntl ft
At ttir-fMBh tint town nld oy ptt
lilt bmnt w-fr iini.'ii In want nf brtfj
Ko .mil thl it i i in . N R Dft1htc.4l
Another tac ar: " I think I m lot from a.
Cattkill Mountnln hoarding honac." Th loaf
will he forwarded up the Hater and Delaware
ItallroA'l to-morrow mornlnc for a tour af t-aw
Catakilla
MAittxR ssjr.t.'.mKyvm.
miruTrtB .iviPiC ti pt.
Inn mai.... I- M I t-un ( ... I 22 Moon fl.t.. 2 47
mnn Jtn THi PT.
tnd Hook 1 .ia Cot lil-nl. 1 I3 lUUGaU.. 41
Arrives) Thompit, March 20. 9
uTevi. .iiinvii, aouihtrapion. I
bt NoonlltaJ, ortat. ADiwvr
M' m- in ' Rrhroffler Htmonrff.
Tow-r Hill, Ptrtoim. London
t iratiAa. Wooilnck, L tjiflavyra,
Utlllto, Mrtltiiwj-.il, ht l.-.rta
Hi I orlitn, ivrnpoh , Filmnutli
Hi Urtttiannt, Otmllltid. tiibrt.
fit Rl H1. Mtton. New Grltant.
i Ntntano. Htrkhtm. Port Moraat.
at Kndaitigh. Thomtt, Ptratmbiico.
at J. l t hrlttopbtr, Crawrord. Jarktor!LI
Ha Eton, f.nwrifht. -L Lucia
lOto. W. rijiit. Jobnton. Tnrk'a Itland.
fit I'ortla. Aii. Ilallfat.
Hi nt 1 Iwtinintttn, "iirh, Richmond
Hi of ttr Cuv. Rtnnatt. Portland, M.
Ut H P ntin.rL rnltrna Rnttoa.
fit Ranatt Ctj. Kithtr. HtTannan.
HtrW Albatrokt. rhairotrt, Macnn&
Bark L. 8 PiiwtU. McCortnack, i'barlttto.
, t or lattr arrlvalt at Firtt Pacl
ittiTtn our.
fit I Off if, fram Ntw Tort, at Antwerp
Ft Mtndal (ity. frnm Ntw Tork, at Hnitnl.
Hi '-I r ii .u.i, from Naw York, at ItoaioKa.
fit Milton, frotn Ntw Tork, at Rlo.laatro.
Rt Paula, from Raw Tork. at Cniha.tu.
y . i Mi irt.in fruin tw York, l Portland
fi.liiiiin ffniii tw Tork at lara.
fit Vi 'i.o. from Raw York, al Havannah.
ttanrio
Rl Vohil. from New York for fetndon. ofl tht l.iartt
Ht Campania, fruia Naw York for (Juttnitown. paat4
prow- Ktad.
m Martutfo, from Raw Tork for h'awcaatlt, off tb '
Uatard.
Ha Knrrit Hitmarck, from Otnoa for Naw Tork, pataa4
.Ilbraltar.
fit Hracontblr, from Palarmo for New Tork. naa4 A
Gibraltar.
' tti Ft. urn roBBlOt r.iT
fit Riitannlr. from VntonttowB for Raw Ttrk. -
fit foiuuihla. frnm .ena for Raw York.
h Manitoba, from Iotiton lar Ntw York.
fit Norata. ir t npfiibafan for Raw ork.
Ha r-ritttoiiir. rroiu Maravalllra l"r Ntw Yort.
fia Carlifmira. from MaranUlat for Ntw Ynrk.
Hi r.rf iror, . from Harba ii.ei for Ntw York,
at liolhain. from Rio Jaatlr for Raw Tork
iintn ran iobitio mart. , X
Pt Richmond, from Wtil Point. Va., for Ntw York. E
fit City eC bl. AuKuttint, from Jackiunrllla for Maw - I
Tork. I
tnooino iTiAiitHira. I
aft i . ... r .. ' I
ri'r of mr. roion ltcOOA. M, i :': h. w,
Mlraixln. ttraytown 11 OO A. M. 1 OO P. M. ll
Eadiaaa. at .houu iop.m. -wp.K 1
Meairo. aautlacn 2.0 iMt tiiOf. k, I
fitimtiuit. t:barltiton - a:tro P. It. I
City of Han Autunio, Brunt-
wick. .WP.at. f
IBCoaiBfl Ttitimr. ' I
Hum TmBU-
r.inn . Ilambnr Marrh T
Clianta MartaL Maraalllaa Marco
.orKhua (ribraltar. March
Roland Hrtinin ...- Mtrch li
r taland K.-ttenlam March U
fiarrtnto. Antwtrp. Marcb 4
KoKland London Marob 10
Attraaban Hhiaidt March 11
Irficb Euva Rottardau Marob 10
Etna Brttntn March 17
Kotttrdam Ruturdam Marrh 14
Ranlc LlvarpooL Marah If
Clanbel Port f.imun March IT
rurntttla uiaiaiw Marah 17
RL Konant LlvtrnooL Ma.-ch 14
Italia Ulbraltai March 9
To.ado i.'. mi Marah ia
AmtliC Loudon March 1ft
potion .hi bwanaaa Maren 14
Paravian Glaaffnw Marcb It
MlitiMippi Umdon. Marcb 14
Marara Onndtc Marhl5
Richmond Hill London March 10
Taortmna. Harrrbart. March 14
Maitatoit Swantaa. ... .March 1 L f
Iroquoit .Jackion ilia .. 4 March 2? I
Ihm Fmtutfau, March 31. " I
Lucanla LlvtrpooL Marcb 24 3
Mnrial fit. Croix March N .
afhaf m U. afril i. f
Ia Boaraorna tlavT March 3 I
m ,.- . Uibraltar March tl . e
Htorm Kln.t Ilamborir. March IS I
Warirlty London Marah li ' f
; . Irawdttan Aprv a.
Chatter SouthamptOB Mtrch 24 i
Mm. . Bramtn March 2 1
Ainitardam Itottardaa March 2 1
i-.ua.i. . . Havre... March 21 l
Raw port. - Co 1 o 11 M ar r b 20 L
Cane Lharpoal March 21 1
Alvina- Port Litnon March21 J
laratoga Havana. . Marah M
Ihf Tudiiit, April J J
pulda ...n.i March JO I
Oarmttadt Bramtn. Mari 2
Mniiawk. tsondon March 23 1
Kivn.. Gibraltar March 31 i
8rintdr.m Amttrdani March 20 I
le.d.i (iaiv-tatoii March 27 I
Quttutfit Slotiref.
A St.tN llnhv If nt fram McrANNfi. 3lO Bo,
in.ii'ifi mu a trlda ovar 11 It ll worth laving.
Abioluitiy corrtc. ttylat in wtntitman tprlafi hata
1 - -. Wii..lt.' Hiioihifaa- Hvrtt for rhiidra
ttotlilntf tofteni tha funj radurct Innammatian. fijp
layt pain. Bf) wlad awta. dtarrbuya- .'",. a butti.
D'irf I'M- I- II fl It. I-I.tlllpt Die silhll
Cocoa, licaty of dcatiion. Rich ahocotata rtvar
-
wiiiimk 1 tNMi VIST.-In PL la1ltkia. oa
March 2i, at Iba ratidanca of kr partnti. 1 Ull
Walnut it., by tha Rtv ittu R4t)0af tha 1 tunk
af our Saviour. Klla Paaecar lltrkarton. d ugbttr
ef ibrt Paacoaat, ttq , nJnun K. v. diutr.
xxnax.
BKIMI ai llaptvtll. N Y, Mar-n -jtM. rn.a
Atitfuttua If Brutb. tiWaidtu of s.u at. a prtt -a.
in tbo t't'tlt year af lua asi.
Puiirral n.rlcrt Hi ba li:.l at hit lata raeea) r,a
'iiufliy, NinhSl. at 1 orlock P U irntatt
will maat at llopawtll JuncUou Ilia .ra:n laaviaf
Naw Vf at b A. U.
11 Kih hu'ldtoly. on Wednci ay morninv VircR
M a-. iii rtaMaita HI Pari o.g. u kuf
t uf i ut pnauuiunia. Bald Hi year.
fiH.rral 11 lu i )l t-n rr.Jay. at In nit) Cbapai,
Wnt ttth fii
MAk'iu -kl. A' a.amfirl. Cmu . on Triiirada
afternoon. tUrcit 2W. c .uiaitb aauio. wilt af
utte Maaowtky, in i ht 31 it )tar of bar tat.
PasarfiJ .-vut riom Lar lait miuiuci, 100 Mala
at. aMaibfi'.d. o 1'r.day tftuinjr, March ii, at 0
tj'i ajrpkj liuirarut at Jojiibirc. -N. J . n ttatur
day al - n cltc.
Mil llll.i. 4i at Luko llo.piial. March 39.
I.. UicuaiJ MUCU ti.ttd rl'-'
f parti ttfn thfi tttpal ''f Mb Mriaa 11 at pttai. fit
urda at 2H o'ciock.
Av 01.111 a n. n 1 . 1 in
OFKML. .o ratJ awn fit T.
ii(iiii.i 1 alios anil vaaaiUs
HAItl.BaM UAII.ft&OkU.
..
fircial iloticffe
Ml I. IT. p'tiaiitt br ssdway, uaar S.d BJL bow
oic.,.a. or rJ tit avajtiit uuttaiki 'U io ba La4 a
it A;,, y J J trU 'N -..u ftia a.
jUrlifliam v rr.
(inKATrKhlv. I (AC.ltAaf T' Miiiif. fraud a
f ! i a to wtrrw atauiu lupiar di bvaa
kratary fuui Fn.Uii'i. tLt audirfii auufiafj
ilvtiiruia, ud iol tlaJiijy ti mul.ti uftjava 414
Bai iLjloiuiw t M.- u. llal , 43d il
HfcAK MRA ftHiriaVa. Jltir: and f vt at aOB
uiattiutf to-Uay lu AjCbiu UaiL 3 ul at, aa
l. .ith av . .3 t. 1 p. M ar I'L. .up Jr . Mitt Cabam.
Mia kraM. rnua Uiuing-ar and V. J faxtar viUalu.
i.raui rally toda at 3 to iu Ctupar intou ti m.
Haiidtta f'ird avcblrtrt. aud A C Inxun will tpaak
iivra .ftabotnt tin H ill, a. Mra kiiu. Miaa I pasana,
Craolt uuatrtai liar taltu. ai fack bitura tu
furuLth tLt tiiua. 1 re.
halt waak uuwu ixiat-agt wi.t ba waatitfftd I
Mb o Ibtalrt , .
citfU I'uUlUAllflal,
lath 1 d tiivo, poaipaid for jVia oratamaL
THE HUMAN HAIR,
Wbj It l.l utf lure, ui.i, u tu it.lucda
tr rut iia-lbv rAKkts. y a a .
A W ION., I iu 1.01.1 arcU ,t. ril.lA.lll. ft,
turj ol.. asoa.vj real lliu lltlla looa. AtSeaaaaV
IMit. LiitKaav tiALLiai -: 1 si i.n ,l -caay
ial fr. .ALikllleu til is. raraal as tsecl BOOCi,
rni!.r. Airs.aAi"Ha. catsIooi'iu laluaBt
li aits auicrma. uv.ii ssisa," Jty

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