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Tltll AMEXDMEXT PASSED It Y TEE ' JJVi, COXHIITVTIOXAL COXVEXTIOX, St 1 The Canal Amadnuili ' Abotlehlas: Toll H atafe aad Providian for the Iaiarovemeat of I jRKr Caaola Adopted Mr. Tehalskr Trie i tf-Bp 1,rlBt l 'the Animbnl Frerslklt- 4 IK' ! Beltlaa; oa Baeo Tnwki, tint Falla. ii SavV AhnANr, Sept. SO.-TTie Constitutional Con M Mf ventlon reconvened! this morning with ninety- 1 MR nix delegate prcsont on the first roll coll. g trt' Mr. IcAti offered resolutions citing tho plank at F In the Republican State pbUform for the ftbotl- I ! ' Uon of thoHUto Commissions, and nay Ing that, 1 ' Inasmuch a the Convention had defeated the ft ; amendment providing for tqe abolition and had jr 1 gone out of ltd way to put four of them In the i t Constitution creating one 'of them, the vote P, J should bo reconsidered In orler that the Con- Itti,' vcntlori might place Itself In illne with the ma- g Jorlty nf the nepubtlcan party In the mate. Mr Tho resolution provides for a reconsideration of aBbf the votes by which the Hoard of Regents and (Sk the Commissions In Lunacy, Charities, and IB State Prisons wero placed In the Constitution, IK It Is also B . "lUmWtd, Tliat It Is the duly of this Conven- a& tlon, the State Convention having Ignored Its Kf, proposed apportionment acd having pledged K the Legislature to n JOst apportionment, to fji H bow to the will oftho majority asthus expressed JBr rvn'1 lo nlan'lon " Project In nwpeot to this pro- J, Sjg posed amendment." J I; K Another resolution provides for tho submission 1 jl 3? of the new Constitution by sections. "' President Choate, against the points of onler fo S9) mode br John 21, tinners, ruled the resolution ; !j B;. out of order, Mr. Dean will offer It again to- j jw morrow. Inb The Convention then went Into Commltteo of M . the Whole on the article Introduced by Louis Kf Marshall of Byracuso providing for future JjS amendments to the Constitution. It makes the Kf Convention n revisory bofly automatic onco each -B'i twenty years; provides" for the settlement of flfc contests, the printing, and other questions which MP have putxled tho present Convention, It also S ' provides that no amendment shall be deemed to have been adopted until it haa been submitted K to tho people. EK' Mr. Marshall sold that no good lawyer could fT read the present Constitution without reaching U the conclusion fiat the amendment need not bo 3 submitted to tbo peorce, but may become effec- M tlve without being submitted. The amendment lj wft" advanced to third reading. jjt Tho next amendment taken up In Committee ffr of tho Wholo was dial Introduced by Chairman M Augustus Frank of tho Ilanklng Committee, K striking out the obsolete pxov Iclons In regard to T tho issuo of paper money by State banks and A- making the stockholders of State banks 11a- 15 bio to the amount of their stock. This last pro T IT- vision was opposed by Mr. McClure on the 5 i't, ground that It would subject tank stockholders . ", V, toadoublo liability. Tho amendment wasod- J 'i vancea to third reading by a vote of 03 to U8. If M At this point Mr. Cooklnhara. moved that tho & Convention go Into the order of third reading. ft. Mr. Ktorm nnd Mr. Ilurr protested, as their t Kt nmendmenta regnrdlitg tho itralnage of agrlcul- 5 3K'. tural land and the anti-trust amendment came W next, but tho motion was adopted. 1; aj& The canal amendments wero then taken up, i R the first providing for tho sale of the Hamburg iSm. Canal In Buffalo. 8 pht The amendment was passed, 08 to 34. It read ' - HE as follows: I Mm. "Section 8 nf article 7 of the Comtltntlon of the K' flB)' State of hew York i hereby amended to u to read as u BK folloirsi I " ' Sic V. The L(tliUture thai) not sell, lease, or I' Ka otherwlAe dUpcwe 01 UieErla Canal. the Otweiro Canal, , ' ST' the ChamplalnCant.1, the Cajruira and Seneca Canal, i ':J IK' or the Ulark Klrrr Canal, but iheynhall remain the 1 I n property of the 8tam and under Its management for- J L over. The prohibition of Imae. sale, or other dlipofll- ' 9 fM llon herein contained, ahall not apply to the eanat VKx. known as the Main and Ilambunr street Canal, altu- L S " aled imheoltr of IlulVlo. and which eitndjratrrlr 1 from tne wraterly lloe fit Main street to the westerly r ',De f naraburg streix. All fund that may be de- ij ii s rled from any lease, aale. or other dtipoaltlon of ony 'o canal ahall be applied tit the ImproTemenia. auperln- 1 i igf tendence, or repairs of tils remaining portion of the n 'Mt caaala. j) 'if. Th next amendment was that striking nut Ij L the obsolete section of the canal article and i'i,' providing tliat the Leg'nlnturo may Impose or B j IB' remo e tolls on Canadian boats. i; SB Chairman Cady offered an amendment pro- m Paf riding that the Ieglslaaire may provide for Jj BP canal Improvement, the expense of which shall af aE? def ra od by the Issne of nonds tinder the pro- S JK visions of section 12 of the article by tho appro- K Vk. prlatlon of funds from the Treasury or by an 1 45k equitable tax. ft b Mr. Veedcr moved to amend by limiting the j w bonds to thirty year. Ixist, 48 u (11. Mr. A 2y Cady'a amendment was carried. HI to 34. ,' Jb President Choate moved to amend by striking " (a out tbatnart of the amendment whleb nmvldM 71 thnt money may be raised by tax. Lost. Si The provision allowing the Legislature to Im- '' S4 P" to'' on Canadian boats was stricken out. jti The amendment waa adopted HO to 44 '' President Choate voting against It because his ... amendment was not adopted. As passed It X y. reads as follows: i; E Seetlona 1, , 4, and B of article 7 or the Conitltutlon are hrrebr ahrof aled, and aretlon a amendeel so a to L fit read oa follows: St, lt HEcnos 1. No tolls shall hereafter be Imposed on f ffy persons or property transported on th canals, but all K iutft- boats navlxatlng the canals and the owners and SI r$$ masters therror. shall be subject to such laws and trr viv reffulatlons aa have been or may hereafter be enacted fj ug- coneernlaff the navUtatlon of the canals. TheLeaisla 9 Qg ture shall annually by equitable taxes make provision V v5f for the expenses of the supertntendency and repairs V J&f of 'be canals. t- ,'iFV Tb" oanala of the State may be Improved In such C CSksa manner as the hraUlature shall provide br law. A IT debt may be authorised for that purpose In tn mods L 'a, preserlbwl by section M of thu article, or tne cost of tri iwf- such Improrrment may be defrayed by the approprla ''( iSy tlon of funds from the Htate Treasury or by equitable ml Aar annual tax. 1 SB ul All contracts for work or materials on any canal if ttfiHl shall be made wth the person who shall offer to do or M UK provide the sam at the lowest price, with adequate n Kl aeeurlty for thrlr prrformanre. Ho extra compensa- ?P AsTair Voa shall be made to any contractor; but If, from any tL mp unforeseen cause, the terms of any contract shall m MX prove to be unjust and oppressive, the Canal Hoard fy P51V mar, upon the application of the contractor, cancel ffl K& such contract. Is i'. Thu Convention then took a recess until 8 g, Sg. At the etenlng session Mr. Tekulsky offered a M RP' resolution that the session be extended to 11 ML mil'. , o'clock, and that the anti-gambling amendment tlf SSr tken up at once after tne third reading was 1 Wt WSSl finished. The amendment is designed prln- 5 ofi Clnally to stoti betting on horseraces. S' S4y Mr, Tekulsky said that there was not a book 17- maker In the State who waa not a blackguanl, if -wFi " ex-convict, a thief, a cracksman, a pick- ff (JQs pocket, or a loafer, who neer went Into respect- 1 mSr "b' oclety. nnd he challenged any delegate to (J. Sgt name a bookmaker who was not. It had been s K said that the amendment was only a tight be- ;j? 'fSgL tween two sets of gamblers, and that he was at ft IEjT '" head of oneand another delegate at the head ' of the other, tl ranting that this was so, when St.. thte es fall out honesty prevails. The amend- t ment was a good one and should be adopted. Applause. jOr Mr. Dlekey favored the resolution. He said I St tbAt ie """" tracks were not satisfied with iwt racing by day. They desired now to have racing fM by electric light, and were building private ae- tle commodatlons for women where they could bet. jB Mr. Tekulaky'a resolution was defeated. BtjL On the order of third reaillng the home rule 1 d for cities amendment waa taken up. It also con- jm tains tho provision limiting the debt for cities, IS Mr, rJpenier offered a substitute specifying the I aB subjects on which cities may have home rule. Wgt The amendment was then put upon Its final I Mr. passage. Moat of the minority delegates refused I mk to vote for the amendment becauso It was not L strong enough. The amendment was passed by n a vote of 0 J to 4'-'. The only Ilepubllran voting W; against It was Mr. Mereness. The Democrats Jfif voting for It were Mr. Hanks, Blgelow, Cochran, Ht Countryman, Davenport, and Kramett. The KT amendment as passea reads as follows j k Article 8 of the Constitution la amended by Inserting 1 I& the following a a new section: W hre. IH. All cities are classified according to the 1st- sRsV est Btale enumeration, aa from time to tjm made, aa H: tetiDKs. Thaflrst-claaslacludrsallcltlrsbavlagsiiop- SJt ulallonof M.0oo or mors . the second class, all clues J5t having a population of M.OOU and leas than iiOO.000, K3f Ld the third class all other cities. Laws relating to the property, affairs or government or cities and the K several departmenu thereof are divided Into general ftap md special cttx laws. General city laws are those mm' which relate to all the cities of one or more classes; v-j fTft spvclalrlly laws an those which relate to a single city, Mr fSf' or to less than all the cities of a class. Special city , Vt rfflfi. laws shall not be paaaed except la conformity with JB fcTa- the urovlslou of this ss;tloo. IB; 'W- After any bill tor a special city law, relating to a iff 14 city, lias been passed by both branches of the Tests, fp Uture. the House In which It originated shall InimedJ. sSJP i yf ately transmit a rvrtjned copy thereof to the Mayor of yJJfe V3L soclicliy and within fifteen days thereafter the Mayor k H shall return such Mil to the House from which It waa CL C scnt.or If tbasekslon of the Legislature at which suita 'fJJK bill was ased has terminated, to the Uovrrnor. with WM MB UieMjrors certificate thereou. stating whether the j Wn city hs or has not accepted the aiuue. flC MK lu every city of the Urst clsss the Mayor, and In fK mK every other city the Mayor and the legislative body K a IKcroof, concurrently, shall set for such city as 10 L ap such bills but the Legislature may provide for the sbe U9 concurrence of the li putative budlea In elites of the M UnT Hrt class. The Legislature shall provide for a public IK 19c notice sad opportunity for a publlo hearing con Is J WV cernuiz any such bill In every city to which It relates B I Wt before actlou therron. Huch s Ufl, IX It relates to one K I HL tlty, shall bo transmitted to the Mayor of each city col Tf I P. watch It relates, and shall not be deemed accepted, 1 P uilca soceptrd as bcrelu provided, by every such city. "t 1 ier Uheneer any such bill Is accepted, aa hervla pro & 1 Mar Tided. II shall bo sabjcci. at are other bills, to the so JBG wH tlou of the UOTrruor. Hneueverdnrlng the session at B H which it was passed any such bill Is returned without H AffSK the occcpiAttoe of the cliy or cities to which It relates, S lafaV or wltuJi. uch 13 days Is not returned. It may never m, B IhcUsa again bo pasMd by both branches of the Legta- nfUS latare, and 11 shall then be subjected, as are other bills. , fWK totheacUouof tbeOovrrnor. ui every special city law r Mr whk h lea been accepted by the city or cities lo which IV tt reUtca. the till shall be folio wd by the words I " Aecepted by the city " or ciUcs." aa the esse may I ' U, tt every wA law which is paued without tuch ' seeeptenre, by the word H Passed without the aceepe arte nt the city," or cities.' as the eass may be. Ned Inn 1 1 of article H of the Constitution It hereby smended so sa to read as follows Rwmoll. So eonnty, city, town, or vllltra shall hereafter gtre any money or property, or loan Its money or credit to or In eld of sny Indfvldnsl. sssoct alien, or corporation, or become directly or Indirectly the owner of stock In or bonds of sny association or corporation! nor shall sny inch county, city, town, or village be allowed to Inonr sny Indebtedness, ex cept for county, city, tewn, or Hilars pur pnees. This section shall not pre-rent inch coun ty, city, town, or village from making such provision for the kid or support of Its poor aa may be snlhorued by law. No einaty) or city shall lie allowed to tm-ome Indebted for any purpose or In ant manner to sn amount which, Inclodlng existing Indebtedness, shall exceed ten per centum of the a-x-rt valuation of the rest estate of such nounty or rlly snbleet it. taxation, as It appeared by the aserss ment rolls of said countr or city on the lsitnrc ment for State or eonnty Isxes prior to the Incurring of such indebtedness! end sll Indebtedness In excess of snch llmltstlon, except such at may now exist, shall lie absolutely void except ss herein otherwise provided. No county or rlly whose present Inilebtedneea ex ceeds tei per centum of the assessed valuation of Its real estate, subject to tsistlon, shall be sllowed to tte come Indebted In sny further amount until such In debtedness shall be reduced within such limit. This n-ctlon shall not be construed to prevent the Issuing of certiorate nf Indebtedness or revenue bonds Is sued In sntldpsllon of the collection of taxes for amounts sctuslly contstned, or to lie cont&lnrd. In the taxes for theyesrwhen such rertlflcstes or revenue bonds are Issued and payable out of ench tate. Nor hsll this action lie construed to prevent the Issue of bonds to provide for the supply of water, but tho term of the bonds Issued to provide for the supplr of wster shall not exceed twenty yesrs. snd a sinking fund shall te created on the Issuing of the said lionds for their redemption by raising snnn slly a sunt which will produce sn amount equal to the sunt of the principal snd Interest of said bonds at their maturity. All certificates of Indebtedness or revenue bords Issued In sntlclpatlon of the collection of taxes, which are not retired within fire yesrs sfter their date of Issue, snd bonds Issued to provide for the supply of wster, snd any debt hereafter In curred by sny portion or part or a rlly (If there shall lie any such debt) shell tie Included la sscertslnlng the power of the city to become otherwise Indebted. Whenever heresf ter the liounrtsrtes of sny city shsll become the same as thoss of a county, the powerof the county to become Indebted shall cease, bnt the debt of the county at that time existing shall not be Included as a psrt of the city debt. The amount here after to be rslsed by tsx for county or city purposes. In sny county containing a city of over luu.omi Inhab itants, or sny such city of this Rtste, Insddltlonto Srovjdlng for) tho prluclpal and Interest of existing elite shall not, in the ssgregste, exceed In sny one yesr two per centum of the assessed velnstlon of the reel and tiersnnsl estate of such county or city, to be ascertained as prescribed In this section In respect to county or city debt. The session was extended for the purpose of receiving the following resolution from Mr. C. II. McLaughlin! lUmlvfii. Tbst theVonslderstlon of proposed stnend ments to the Constitution tie termlnsted with the flnsl disposition of the bills heretofore ordered to a third rending, and that thereafter the Convention proceed to the consideration nf such matters as tnsy be neces sary for the flnsl close snd tubmlsslon of the Conven tion work to the people, Mr. Cochran thought that the Convention ought to stay nnd complete Its work. Among other things, ho said that the Brooklyn police pension matter should lie pro; ided for, I, Ham Johnson said that many amendments vtrro left which had occupied the attention of the committee for four months. He did not know whether somo great corporation had whis pered or some hint been received from an unoffi cial represcntallie that a longer session would Interfere with his plans. The resolution was adopted OS to 54--the mi nority voting a c almost solidly. Adonrnrd until 10 A, M. to-morrow. Only five amendments remain on the order of final passage. They are the C. II. Truax amend ment, proc Iding that tho new Constitution shall go Into effect on .Ian. 1, 1H05; Mr. II. A. Clark's rltll serticenmendmrnti Mr. Parker's, relative to the drainage of agricultural lands: Mr. Mar shall's amendment, providing for future con stitutional conventions, and Mr, Marshall's, making stockholders In banking corporations liable for the amount of stock held by them. Thirty -four amendments remain unacted ujjun In Commltteo of tho Wholo. ' citAitoKs or nniDEitr. Farther Hrarlns; ofthe Case Agataat Ilrook lya Repnblleaa Ueleajatea. ALnAtv, Sept. 30. The Investigation Into the complaint against five Ilrookljm Constitutional Contention delegates, alleging bribery in con nection with tho pa ment of compensation to them for the session days before they were seat ed, was resumed In the police court to-day. President Joseph II. Choate had been subpoe naed, but Amasa J. Parker, 'Jr., counsel for the ,4 -tries Company, waited on him this afternoon and Informed him that It was not desired to put him to any inconvenience, all that waa wanted -being that he certify to the correctness of the rule providing that delegates shall be paid for each day's actunl service only. Mr. Choate di rected Secretary Fitch to appear In court and testify In this regard, and Mr. Fitch did so. Charloa G. Lewis. -Comptroller Itoberts's pri vate secretary, produced vouchers showing tnat the five JJrooklyn delegates hail received pay f or eighty-seven day s, from May 8 up to the time they were seated early In August. Two newspaper men corroborated the evidence of Mr. Ford, the city editor nf the trovs, to the effect that Mr. Kurih had openly stated that a combination had been formed to compel the payment of compensation to the five delegates for the time consumed by the Convention pre vious to the seating of these delegates. It Is not the Intention nf the Aram Company to ask for warrants for any one connected with these proceedings, but the testimony will be filed with the Police Justice and tho District Attorney to take such action as they deem proper. llXi'UItLICAXS IX C AVC vs. A Growl Over HhattlaK On the Considers tloa or Constitutional Amendments. Albant. Sept. 30. The Republican delegate to the Constitutional Con entlon were in caucus to-night until after midnight. There waa a warm discussion over the proposition adopted by the Convention to-night shutting off the consideration of amendments in Committee of the Whole by adjourning sine die without dis cussing them. Many delegates who have amendments In general orders urged that the action of the Con vention be reconsidered and that consideration lie. given their amendments. They also charged the leaders with forming a combination with tho Democrats to adjourn the Convention sine die, and protested that the adjournment ques tion should be decided by the Republican dele gates alone. The caucus was a secret one. The discussions between the different delegates became so spir ited that, as a compromise, a commit tee was appointed to look over the work remaining unfinished and to report to another caucus to be held at 0 A. M. to-morrow. The committee consists nf Messrs. Jesse John son, Ooodelle, Hill. E. It. Hrown. and Ullbert. The caucus at 1 A. M. adjourned. The object of leaders of the Republicans Is to only consider the five amendments remaining on third reading and then close up the work of the Convention and adjurn sine die on Saturday of this week. a vxiqvb JioAitmsa clvji. II I aa Ohio Insulate Which Has Htaad the Test of Three Years' Trial, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 30. The Fourth Street Club of Columbus Is, to say the least, unlqueand Is neither more nor less than a boarding club. Its fifty members Include single men and women, married couples, widowers with grown daughters, and widows with stalwart sons. Per sons having small children are Ineligible for membership. The male members are engaged In business for themselves or follow the liberal professions or the vocations of bookkeeping, salesmen, or clerks. There are law) ers, clergy men, and physicians. The single women are mostly teachers, stenographers, artists, or saleswomen. The club was organlxtd three years ago, and the President. Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer are elected quarterly. The duties of the Treasurer are naturally more arduous than are those of the other officers for the reason that he collects and receipts for members board each Monday and makes all the disbursements. The Secretary Is Invariably a woman. Once a month the officers meet as an Kxecutlve Com mittee and In case of any serious controversy they cadi in the Advisory Hoard. The main ob ject of the club is to secure good board at reason able rates, and to protect themselves from un desirable fellow boarders either male or female. To tlda latter end each proposed member Is toted for. and one dissenting vote Is sufficient to debar an applicant from membership although the dissenter need not explain or Justify bis or her negative vote. Each member pays f 3.50 per week for table board except the four officers, who pay no board. Some live In their own houses, some occupy flats and others hire furnished or unfur nished room in the vicinity. The club has for its stewardess a motherly, practical woman who Is allowed a certain sum monthly for her ser. vices and for those of two cooks and three waitresses. She purchases the provision, su perintends the cooking aud the dining room ser vice, and make a weekly report to the Treas urer. Ax the present President Is in the prod, tice business the vegetables and fruit are bought at first cost. The club house which Is on Fourth and Gay street consists of a suite of apartments on the first floor of a large, tall brick building. This suite include a reception room, two dining rooms, larder ajid linen room, a commodious kitchen, and a sc r aul' dormitory, The stewardess ha her own Hat on an upper floor. By this organization the members obtain board which under other circumstances would cost them nearly double the price they pay. 3pasks rxoir ruts tbleqbapu. Peter A. Deyo, Indicted for embesilnur tetters while Assistant rtoslmuier at MorUh Centr.lCssex county. was yesterday scuunced la the UnlcsVTbtaUa butrlct Court la Bugato to two lean to Albany county peat- KCBUstT )Q p DRY GOODS MEN ELATED. jiJSTvnxiiro rnoHPF.nirr ixmcAT- stt jtr nrK a n eat hilk bale. Irtea High and Bayers from All Over the t'onatry Eager The Keealt Believed to rrove the Oeaerat Revival of Rnsl. aeaa The Market's Htrenath Revealed. The sale of silk good which began on Wednes, day at the auction rfoms of Town send A Montant, at R7 1eonartI street, ended yesterday. The sale Is said to have been the largest of tho kind ever held In the world. The goods were the product of the seven mills of Schwarzen bach, Huber Co. In West ltoboken, Altoona; ThnlvtellandAdllsweli. Switzerland! San Pie tro, Italy: DouHcui, France, and Reutllngcr. Germany. About P.000 pieces, representing more than 000,000 yards, were sold. The total of tho sale will probably reach 1 500,000, Two davs had been set apart for tho sale, but the bid ding was an spirited that the enormous bulk of goods w as disposed of before '2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Every largo city, from the Atlantic to the Pa cific and from tho Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, was represented by buyers, Tho goods offered wero of sotarietl nnd desirable a char acter tliat the enthusiasm of the buyers neter flagged, Tho first day was tlovoted to tho ealo of black 'silks, while fancy nnd colored goods were dis posed of yesterday. The silks wero adapted to tho requirements of the manufacturing, Job bing, and retail trades. The Inclement weather of Wednesday seemed to hate no effect'upon the number or enthusiasm of tho buyers, and the Interest In yesterday's tale was equally welt maintained. The feature of the two days' sale was the scsle of prices. It Is estimated that they wero within from 6 to "W per cent, of the prices obtained In tho rcgulnrcoureeof business. Those who are familiar with tho rates which dry goods usually command at auction can appre ciate from this fact the success nf the sale. The sate of a great quantity of silk goods at so critical a time was regarded as a most Important experiment. When It was announced, tho gen eral dry goods trade began to watch It with marked interest, and awaited Its result with an nnxlety that attested the importance of tho ealo throughout the country. The salo was most opportune. It was held at n time when the un certainty as to tariff legislation hail passed, nnd when there was n lull In the trade after the departure of South and Southwestern buyers and before the arrival of tho Western and near by trade. Buyers who were attracted to the sale will remain in tho city to mako further purchases. During tho past year the market for silk goods has been unsteady, and tho quotations of prices hat 0 been as flckto as in the raw silk market. As soon as raw silk reached Its ton est point and began to show signs of reaction, a corresponding turn was expected In the market for manufac tured goods, llutthatturndldnotcomc. This was one reason for the Interest which was excited by thesale. Another reason fot Its Importance was the fact that silks are usually Included among luxuries, nnd are among the first goods to reflect a curtailment of consumption. Tho avidity with which tho silks were taken and the prices which buyers were willing to pay for them are considered proofs of an unmistakable tendency toward a resumption of normal conditions In the dry goods trade. If not In other trades. A basts has now been established for prices and confidence In the future has been most sub stantially demonstrated by retail merchants throughout the country. Ketatl merchants aro the first to feel, the pulse of the consumers and their liberal buy Ing dispels tiny douht that may hare been felt as to the course of trade. Although many manufacturers nnd Jobbers attended the sale the high prices obtained pre vented them from buying. This is In Itself one of the features of the sale, for It enhanced the wide distribution of the goods. Although one can hardly realUe the enormous amount of silk contained In 000,000 y ards, tho thorough dis tribution of the goods will prevent msnufac turrrs from adt anclng the proposition that such a sale means so much less business to be trans acted by them. A Sun reporter went through the silk goods district yesterday afternoon to get the views of manufacturers whose business tho sale would be most apt to affect. The consensus of opinion there was that the sate would have a most wholesome effect upon trade In general. If It would have no other effect the sale would pre vent goods from receding In price and establish a foundation. It showed confidence among buy ers and a demand for goods. Had the goods been slaughtered, the manufacturers argued, the effect would have been most disastrous. Tho reporter also visited some of the leading Jobbing houses. J, O. Dedell, silk buyer for the II. It Ctaflln Company, said: "The auction salo of silks will undoubtedly give a tone to the market. It Bhows tliat busi ness Is on the mend, and thst no one can bny Soods at fabulously low prices. The prices ob ilncd at the sale were a very agreeable sur prise, and repealed the undoubted strength of tne market, lnesaio will tie a valuable regu lator of trade. Extreme goods were sold at a loss, but this was an error of Judgment in man ufacturing." C. W. Prankard. buyer for E. S. JafTray & Co., said: " I am very much elated oter the re sult of the sale. The goods were bought by representative retailers throughout the country, and It Is very evident that there Is some demand for them. Many of the buyers nt the sale hat e since purchased goods from me." T. II. Brady, buyer for Teftt,Wel!rr fe Co., said 1 "I expect a beneficial result from tho sale in a short time. In fact It haa stimulated a demand for goods already. Every one In tho silk buslnass has reason to feel elated over the result of the sale." S. J. Hall, buyer for Dunham, Buckley tc Co., said: "The principal feature of the sale is the demand for goods of a better grade and the prices they obtained. The recent tendency has been toward cheaper merchandise." A large buyer from Washington said. In con versation with a Hun reporter, that he was glad to pay a good price for his goals, because It showed a strength In the market that surprised him. Among the largest New York buyers at the sale were: The II. B. Claflln Company. Teftt, N eller & Co.. James McCreery 4 Co.. Sweetser. Pembrook Co. Lord & Taylor, Hilton, Hughes A Co . E. 8. Jaff ray de Co B. II. Macy & Co.. Khrich Bros.. B. Allman Co.. Stern Bros., II. O'Neill & Co. nnd Bloomlngdale Bros. Following are some figures showing the range of prices of some of the silks: Black taffetas, 10 Inches, fl71jB cents per yard, to 37 Inches, 71 cents; black Persians, 10 Inches, 43 cents, to 31 Inches, HH cents; black foundation silks, 31 inches. A4 cents, to. 27 Inehpn. 70 rAntjt hlai'lr cachemlre silk, 31K inches, S.1H cents, to 34 Inches, 11.03; extra flno black cachemlre, 30 lnches.88 cents tof 1.37M; superfine black cache, mire, 3.1 inches. MM cents, to 34 Inches, S1.U0: black rhadamea, 10 Inches, 3d cents, to 30 Inches, HO cents: evening colors, HO cents to S1.04; black faille Francalse, 10 Inches, 42W cents, to 31 Inches, S3H cents; satin stripe duchesse nolr. 10 Inches. 67 rents, to 3J inches. tl.'W cents: extra fine, 31 Inches, 07 cents, to 33 inches. II. So; rich quality, 31 inches, SO rents; evening colors, 31 Inches, 00 cents: satin luxor nolr, lit Inches, 85 cents, to 33 Inches d.l rents; extra fine, 31 Inches, 01 cents, to 33M Inches. S1.31: extra fine colored. 31 Inches, 07K cents; for evening wear, 31 Inches, S1.13; black satin de Lyon, 31 Inches. 75 cents, to 33 Inches. $1.30; extra fine, colored, 31 inches, 00 cents; for evening wear, 31 Inches, S1.07M; satin reglance, SO Inches, til cents, to 31 inches, DO cents; satin dlamant, 31 Inches, HO cents: extra fine black moire antique, 31 inches, 78 rents, to 33 Inches. I1.37M: colored. 3.1 Inches, fl; colored moire Francalse, 33 Inches, HO cents: block moire, 30 Inches, SN rents, to 30 Inches, 81.10; moires arabesque, 31 Inches, (1; extra fine moire Francalse, 31 Inches, DO cents; for evening wevr, 30 inches, 71 cents: colored. 31 inches, 64 cents; black satin mervellleux, 31 Inches, 43 cents, to 3314 Inches, 83 cencsj extra fine black surahs. 31 Inches, US cents, to 33 inches. 70 cents: colored satin duchesse. SO Inches, S3 cents: evening wear, SO inches, 7.1 cents; wool, filled black bengallne. 31 Inches, S3 cents to 07K cents: crystalline nolr, 10 Inches. 41 cents; col ored bengallne, evening wear, 10 Inches, 33M cents. It must be remembered that the price are wholesale, and no discount is made for rash, such a I allowed lu the regular course of business. XROVT OF STAMFORD STREAMS. Breaxsht Haa Destroyed the Good Keaalta or Uesleeklaat the Waterm. Stami-oro, Conn., Sept, SO. Years ago trout fishing was excellent In the brooks of Stamford and its environs, and the older anglers tell great stories of the prodigious size of the fish taken in those days. The steady fishing, however, de pleted the brook) of their trout, and the favorite fish became as scarce as hen's teeth, so those ho went for them said. bo. four or Ave years ago the late Col. Hoyt of Greenwich, while he wa repreatntlng that town in the Legislature, succeeded In prevailing upon the Bute Fish Commissioner to stock the brooks, and for th past two year the old haunts have (warmed with them as they did y ears ago. There were some big catches last spring, and it was not an uncommon sight to see trout weighing '"J?.?! pounds, ukca from the local waters, on exhibition at one of the markets. There will not be any such Ash, though, caught next spring, and the fishermen look disconsolate enough when asked about the prospects for trout fishing. The several weeks of drought have completely dried up the brook, and the fish In them have all died. A soon a tbey be gin running again, however, they wilt he re stocked, but It will be several year before there Is such good trout nMPg- ta (hi vicinity a there was last spring. XiARK STREETS AXD CRIME Joed Keaalta to Paklle Safety frota JTatro- ataetac Kleetria Street Xasaaaa. When Henry W. Jaehne, afterward convicted of complicity In the boodle payments by the Broadway Railroad managers, but since restored to the right of cltlxenshlp by Gov. Flower, was Alderman from the Fifth district he Introduced and had adopted, An ordlnano which provided for the lighting of West street by etectrlo light. One early and good effect of this innovation was that the neighborhood which had previously been tho resort of river thieves, footpads, and miscellaneous criminals after tho hoars of nightfall was much Improved, nnd robberies ceased to bo of frequent occurence. The neighborhood Is one much frequented br market men. Clinton Market being at the foot of Spring street and Gansevoqrt Market further north on tho same side of town. Many persons are obliged, by ttio demands of bnslncss, to traverse this portion of the west sido late nt night, and somo of them, find it neccessary or desirable to carry with them considerable sums of money. Tho records of Hie Prince street station show or rather did show until tho station houso as removed to Macdougot street that following tho Introduction of theso etec trlo lights robberies, previously numerous, diminished rapidly In this locality. Since then electric lighting has become pretty general In the streets of New York. Broadway, tho Bowery, Eighth avenue. Third avenue. Fourteenth Btreet, Grand street. Park row, 133th street, and other thoroughfares are now almost as well lighted by night as by day. During the tlrau that flickering gas lamps were dtlendcd upon for tho Illumination of the streets of New tork, persons travelling about at a late hour had very little protection from assault, as it was not possible for policeman, however faithful and diligent, to cover all posts. It was always In tho power of thieves to "turn out the gas,'' thereby leaving a street in temporory darkness, and subjecting always a belated pedestrian to the liability of sudden and unexpected assault. In tho year 1HR4 there were 310 arrests or one for every working day on the average for street robbery in New York city. In 1885 the number Increased to 3.13. Then the improve ment In Illumination came Into effect, and In tho year following tho number of arrests for rubbery was only 3111. In 1HBH It had fallen to 370. fn lHOOit was 333. In 180 J It was 210, nnd last year the total number of arrests for robbery was only ,333, showing the close con nection between the diffusion of electric lights and the suppression nf this form of felonious crime. During the j cars succeeding 1884, the popula tion of the city lias been steadily Increasing, of course. If, therefore, the number of robberies committed In each year had remained precisely at the same figure, the ratio of robberies to the population would have steadily decreased, but there has been a doublo redaction, for there are now fewer robberies than there wero ten years ago in New York city, and the population has greatly Increased during that time. v By the last report of the Commissioner of Publlo orks It appears that the city Ms paying for the lighting of 37.S00 lamps, about 3,000 (mostly In the big thoroughferes) electric and tho remainder ordinary gas lamps stilt in use on the side streets. The Item of gas nnd electric lighting costs tho cltv in n year about S0O0.000. There is manifestly an Improvement each year In the amount of Illumination secured, and the expression sometimes used by novelists, ora tors, or lecturere, "as bright as the light of day" may before very long be shown to bo true of New York city's most public places after nightfall. THE G A MULE US LIED TO I11E CLERK. They Also Interrupted Ilia Hleep, Whlh Provoked Hint Into Making; Remarks. "James." drawled the bedlamonded young man, as ho leaned against tho clerk's desk In tho hotel nt Ixing Branch, "I lost $300." "Is that so?" said the clerk indifferently: " our luck lias turned." "Oh, I don't care," said tho young man, "'a short life nnd a merry one' suits me." "Good: that's the style," replied the clerk, and then he settled down In his chair and closed his eyes wearily. The unfortunate gambler continued to lean against the desk, his face wreathed In happy smiles, as though losing $800 was a Joyful event. He tapped the desk with htskcyfor several moments, never losing his gsy demeanor. Then he turned on his heel, and said merrily; "Good night. James." " Good night," replied the clerk drowsil. It was getting toward daylight, and the guests who gamble all night at the club houses nnd sleep away tho greater part of the day were re turning from the play. They came in singly and in pairs and groups, but all had to stop and report their experiences to the sleepy and exas perated clerk. One dark, serious man, with a brown beard. In which there were many gray hairs, leaned far over the desk so that his lips were closo to the clerk's ear, and whispered solemnly: "My luck has Improved, James. I made the run of the night and won 1.700. I played reck lessly then and lost, but I quit 800 ahead. I'm only 3,000 behind now." "Good 1" sold James, with a show of Interest, but Immediately relapsed into sleepiness again. Tho dark man regarded him steadily for a while, and was on the point of speaking again when he was Interrupted by a very youthful fat boy, who must have weighed about 300, al though ev Idently not y et arrived at his majority. " I tell ye. Jim," he said with a swagger, pound- ing the desk with his chubby fist. If my luck don't change soon I'll quit and Join a Y.M.C.A." "Oh, you're a hoodoo, anyhow," said another voung man, the opposite of the fat bny.In bulla, but likewise a brav e swaggerer. " I was winning right along until you stuck In your phiz. I wish you would Join something. I'll bet I can raise a purse blgenough to pay your way Into the Salvation Army." They passed away, to be followed by others, and for an hour the clerk's nap was Interrupted at short Intervals. "They confide In you a good deal," remarked a tall, observant man. who had recently arrived. "Ye-ea," drawled the clerk, yawning sadly, "they make me very tired. The worst of It Is that they all lie. Tho truth Is not In 'era, but I know 'em. I divide them Into three classes. The most tratbtul only double their gains and losses. The mediums multiply by five. The biggest liars proceed on the decimal sy stem and ou only need to divide their figures by ten. I've Bot 'em alt pat, and know Just which Is which, lot I don't know why the bother me with their damned yarns. I alnt their banker nor their father confessor. I wish they were all In shoot soselcould " . And then the recital ended, for the clerk had finally gone to sleep. WHY TJ7JT ItEARIi TVRXS OR AY. JL 'Toasorlal Artist" Maya It la Dae to Early and Frequent Hhavlaa;. "Somebody ask In The Sun the'other day," aald the barber, carefully clearing his custom er's ear of lather, "why the beard grow white more quick aa the hair. He say hts beard twenty year younger than his hair, and looks twenty year older. Yes, and every roan's beard Is so, eh? First come the hair of the head, eh? So. What you do? By and by have your haircut. How? Just the ends on the top, close around the edges, and shave In the neck. So, eh? " Then the beard come. What you do ? Shave around the face and leave the little moustache. No boy want a beard, so he shave htm, eh? Sometimes shave the moustache to make him thick, but not of ten. But the beard, every day. So. By and by, your doctor tell you cover your throat, or you have not time for shave, oryour wife think you look too young for her age. eh ? Any way. you let jour beard grow. And It come In gray. " Why ? I tell you. Because of shaving. To cut oil the ends to the hair sometimes does not hurt Its life perhaps help It. I have my doubt I but to cut It close or shave it alt the time is to kill It, And why? Because every time you cut the hair close or shave the beard you cause it to push. It Is Irritated Into growing extravagantly, and what of Its Ufa should go Into the color, ing matter the pigment, eh? goes to this false growth. And it come oat white, eh? And see If this Is not so, for where of the hair begins the gray to corns ? Here at the temples, where It Is clipped so short; here at the back of the neck, where it is also cut short) bat above all in the neck back of the ears, because there it la shaved. So? " And shall I tell you something more, eh ? To have the whole hair rat sa short and so often will make the whole head gray ten years before It should be. Bay rum. h? No; so: ah. Thank you, sir, Come to see me again, eh t" FLINT'S FINE FURNITDHE. It cannot be too well known thst ths grtst success which ws enjoy Is owing to the superior manufactur ing facilities we possess for turning out belter furni ture of new design st less money than any other house la ths United States. Our samples alone nil our stores to overflowing. All marked In plain figures. A. chole aasortaseat of Faraltara most attrsvetlvely displayed. -BOY OF THE MAKER. CEO. C.FLINT CO., 4M, sVS AND AT WEST SD 8TM NEAK JUOAOVTAY, ROBS BARBER SHOPS ONLY. oxs snor Tiro boors from a POLICE STATIOX. The retire Ray They Can't Hear AaythtaK Outside the Htatlon Beeanse or the Netae Made by the Elevated Hallway Tralaa. There Is a daring burglar who apparently rob barber shops onty at large In Brooklyn. He be gan his career on Monday night by breaking Into the barber shop of Adolph B. Robinson, at .130 Adams street, Just two doors from the Adams street police station. The other scenes of barber shop burglaries have been In fre quented parts of the town, and committed, ap parently, when there are usually plenty of per sons stirring. In Robinson's shop the burglar gained an entrance by smashing In a plate glass wlndow As the sergeant at the station houso explained ) csterday, ho could have done this Just oa easily near tho station as blocks away, If ttic coast was clear. The rumble of the elevated trains drowns atl the noises of the street so ttie police In the station cannot hear anything. It Is supposed that this burglary was accomplished about 1 o'clock in tho morning, Just after tho midnight patrol had left the station. Robinson lost $30 worth of rarors and hair clippers. The second burglary was In the barber shop of Itheltinld Langenau at Kulton and Pineapple streets. This ooenrred some time between 10 o'clock and midnight on Monday, during the storm. The burglar adopted tho same means of getting in smashing the window and stole flro pairs of clippers and n dozen razors, valued at 8.10. Some time between 418 and 41.10 o'clock yes terday morning the shop of Kdward Foster at 37 Sands street was entered, and S100 worth of razors, clippers, and cigars stolen. Foster's store is in the middle of tho block between Washington and Adams streets, just half A block from the bridge entrance, there are All night restaurants and saloons in the vicinity, and the block is lively nt all times. A police man was stationed near the bridge entrance, about 100 feet awav from tho barber nhop, nil night, and the burglar must have been watching him closely, for lie got to work as soon as the policeman s back was turned. A hole was smashed In the window of the door about a foot square. It does not seem possible that a full-grown man could get through the hole, and tho police aro Inclined to think that the burglary was the work of asllm and nimble young burglar. The detectives of the Adams and Fulton street sta tions are on the lookout for the burglar, and If any of the barbers catch him they will mako It unpleasant for htm. 'JUS SPREES REOIX LATE. A Queer Old Man Who Makea Life Bnrdea aoase for the Night Clerk. The night clerk In ono of Long Branch' largest hotels was dozing lightly at his desk at 3 o'clock on n recent morning, when n man who had evidently been Imbibing freely staggered through the hall. He was stout, smooth-shaven, had gray hair, and carried himself with the air nf a rounder. He stopped at sight of tho clerk, braced himself on his cane, and glared fiercely at tho sleeper. For fully a minute he swayed on his frail support, and then ho toppled over. Tho crash was awful. It shook the floor and modo tho movable articles on tho desk dance. It startled tho clerk so that ho Jumped straight up In the air. landing sauarelr on his feet before his eyes were open. The night watchman rushed In from the piazza in alarm, and several guests who hod Just returned from the club houses stopped In the doorway aghast. The prostrate man looked a fearful wreck. Ho seemed completely flattened squashed, as tho watchman put It. It seemed impossible that tliat Inert mass of flesh could ever move of Its own volition ngaln. Had the man fallen from the roof the result would not have appeared worse. He remained motionless as the men gathered around him. " 1 loav ens 1" exclaimed one of the guests, " the Door fellow Is dead." "No," said tho clerk, with an air of great dis gust,"! wish he was. Confound hi in. be is more bother than all tne rest of tho hotel." " What's the matter with him ?" asked tho so licitous guest. "Oh, drunk, an usual." Tho clerk stooped and turned ttie man on his back. He was sleeping as Innocently as a child. Without further ceremony the clerk caught him by the shoulders, tho watchman took his feet, and they carried him into the elevator. " Don't mind about putting him to bed," said the clerk to the watchman: "Just lug him Into his room and leave him on the floor." Then tho elevator shot up. " That fellow," said the clerk, " Is the queerest easel ever struck. He haa lots of money, and lives here with his daughter, a very sweet and refined j oung woman. To see htm about in the day time or fn tho evening you would think he was the quietest nld gentleman v oa ever saw, but after the daughter has retired he slips over to one oi tne nun nouses ami gambles and drinks untlt hols full to tbo nozzle. Then ho is likely to do any thing. "One night last week he came In and said he felt hot. 'All right.' said I, 'go out and cool off.' I will,' said he, and nut ho staggered. He went out on the lawn In front of the hotel, took off his cont and vest and lay down to sleep on the grass. The spray came In from the ocean strong that night, and must have soaked his clothing, but lie slept undisturbed until day light, lou might think he would havecnught cold and. rheumatism, but he was walking around here as nice looking as ever at 10 o'clock. "He Is up to something new every night, and keeps me guessing what he'll do next, Pdbave htm lined It he wasn't so decent In tho day time and didn't manage to confine his sprees to hours when nobody 's around who Is likely to be offended. I don't bellevo tils daughter, even. Imagines that ho Is up to any of these tricks." KEEP A STIFF LOWER LIP. It la the Tell-tale One, and the Upper 1.1 p t'aa Take Care of Itself. "I can't understand," said a young lady of observation to a Sun reporter yesterday, "I can't understand for the life of me why you men, who see so much and know so much, persist In the phrase, ' Keep a stiff upper Up.' You use It as n sort of picturesque ay nonym for firmness of purpose and demeanor, but It has no value aa such. The upper tip Is not the weak member of the two; It Is the under tip that want stiffening. The upper Up Is practically expressionless. It usually lies flat on the teeth, it is nearly always covered with a moustache I refer, of course, to the male upper Up and In conversation, especially In correctly languid con versation, It does not move at all. hike the Chinese Joss, Its a harmless creature and can be safely let alone, " It Is the nether Up that ha to be watched and controlled. I can always tell when a man 1 going to propose to me by the way In which he wet his under Up and presses It against the upper for companionship and support just the very things he Is seeking for. And I can always tell tf a man Is lying by a peculiar fluctuation and pulsation In this same lower Up. He will look you right straight in the eye, grow fierce, and drop his voice Into hla boots through the weight of hts emotion, bat If there Is that twitch about the tower Up I don't believe him and I've never been wrong y et. If a man feels deeply, I mean feels sorrow, not affects It, It la In tne tremulousnes of the under Up that he shows It. The sensitive man'a lower lip la set dom still, and there Is sometimes about It a pos itive pulsation that takes In the whole curve of the chin. The pout begins In the lower Up and is really confined to It, for the upper Up is only pushed out by pressure from below. You can't poot with your upper Up alone. "In fact, you can't assume or affect any ex. fresslnn with the upper Up alone. Just try It. told the lower lip nrm with the finger and look in the glass there. The month has become sim ply a hole In the face, you see, and so far aa the expresalonful character of the Up goes, It Is a If you had lost a feature. "If you want to keep back a smile. It's the lower Up that you must took after. Wraknrss begins there, whether of character, health, or age. It is not the weak upper Up that tells of downfall; it is the drooping, pendulous lower lln that shows It, "And let me tell yon something, please, for the benefit of my sisters who have not bad the advan I mean the experience that I have. Tell them that whenever they see the lower lip of their male companions turn out and over thickly that it's a dsnger signal. It's the red flag of mischief, and they had better say good-by. Keep a stiff lower lip, young man." The Ocnaas Calhellsa Dined. The delegates to the Convention of the Ger. man Roman Catholio Central Vereln, which ended on Wednesday, were taken on an excur Ion about the harbor yesterday morning, and in the afternoon they were entertained at dinner at Sulxer' Harlem River Park. Speeches were made by Vice-President Henry V. Wolfe, the Rev. Dr. Schroeder of the Catholic University at Washington, Henry J. Spannhorst of St, Lout, and Jamc A. Berdlck. Will laveeUsata th Water Hap-sly. The Hudson county Grand Jury ha decided to begin the Investigation of Jersey City's water supply at once In accordance with the lnstruc, tionaof Justice Lippincbtt. All other business except Jail csm will U laid aside for the pre, cut. Export will be employed to aid th jury In Its luvt-sttgatlon, and tho cstlp matter will bo fully covered. DEATH Of JAMES X. rTJMTJf. The Cotton Kxehaage Tlrtn i of T. M". Whit tfe Co. ens-ada Teritperarlly. The death of Jame M. White, a well-known cotton broker, was announced at the Cotton Ex change yesterday morning and the formal an nouncement of th temporary suspension of the firm of J. M. White & Co, of which he wa a member, waa made Just before the close of business. Mr. White had been ill with consumption for somo time, and his death was hastened by an at tack of gastric fever. He had spent the summer tn Summit. N.Jm with hts family itiitl returned to his homo at 3.1.1 Park place, Brooklyn, where he tiled, only a short time ngo. He was 48 year old. and began business In lHOJ, when he wasio years old, with the. cotton house of J. U Abbot Co. Subsequently lie formed a partnership with I II. Zenega, under tho firm name, of ZenegaA White. After the dissolution of this partnership the firm of J. M. White & Co. wa formed, of which II. It. Johnson Is now the sur vlvlngjpartner. Mr. While leaves a widow and two children. .... , . ....... Tho suspension of the firm Is due to the death of Mr. White and the Illness of Mr. Johnson. The death of Mr. White revoked the powerof attorney given to the manager, and there was no one left to sign checks or contracts. Mr. J. K. Tottcn, the ltrrn' attorney, said that the firm hod Intended to go into liquidation at anyrnto on Oct. 1, and that Mr. Johnson will probably continue the business in bis nwn name. He said that the concern was perfectly solvent, and that all accounts will be settled In full. Obituary Notea. Alhro Howell died nt his residence, 113 East Forty-sixth street, yesterday at noon from old nur. He was H5 years old. Mr. Howell was bom on Long Island, and he used to relate with relish how. when he was 38 years old. he set sail from Manhasset In a vessel bound for New York. It took him fourteen days to make the trip. On arriving In New York he began business as a builder, and when tho war broka out he had amassed a fortune. He served In the war with the Seventh Regiment, and at his death was the oldest memtier of that command. Ho leaves a son and three daughters. Tho funeral will take place at his lato residence to-morrow afternoon, and' on Sunday morning the remains wilt be burled In Greenwood. Col. Francis George Harris, formerly of New- Jort, died In Bristol, Kngland, yesterday, aged R years. Ho was a well-known newspaper man, having been correspondent of New York, Bos ton, Providence, and Chicago newspapers. He was on the personal staff nf Gov. Wetmoro, and a leader In the politics of Rhode Island for sev eral years, and a delegate from that State to the last Republican National Convention. He had held several places of honor and trust. Including that of World's Fair Commissioner from Rhodo Island. lie was born in hnglanu, and a year ago returned there to reside, Edward II. Lelslnrlng. the President fo the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, died yesterday at Homburg, (Je-imndy, aged 49 years, Air. Lelslnrlng was a native of Maucti Chunk, Pa. He was the eldest son of the late Hon. John Lelslnrlng, who was. during his lifetime, promi nently Identified with the development of the Lehigh Coal aud Navigation Company. Thomas It. Green, Recorder of Deeds of Phila delphia, died yesterday, aged 03 years. .Mr. Green was taken pick about a week ago, on his return from the G. A. R. encampment at Pitts burgh. Ho wash elected Recorder of Deeds on the Hepubllcanttlcket in 1S00. and was re elected In 18U.1. The vacancy wilt bo filled by appointment by Gov. Paulson. Dr. Henry Hoffnian-Donner, the eminent phy sician, humorous writer, and poet, died at Frank fort-on-the-Matn yesterday, aged 83 years. Hts chief humorous work was ' Struwelpoter," which ran through ISO editions and was trans, lated Into many languages. George A. Johnson. ex-Attomev-Genernt of California and ex-Judge of the Indiana Circuit Court, and Dr. David Wooster, n pioneer phy sician and grandnephew of Gen. Wooster of Revolutionary fame, died In San Francisco yes terday. James Lantry. father of Alderman Lantry, died yesterday morning at 330 Kast Forty-sixth street. He was 07 years old. Dr. Eugene Talbot, professor of literature, rhetoric, dec. died at Poullguen, France, yester day, aged 80 y ears. , Jean Baptists Rossi, the celebrated Italian archreologfst, died In Romo yesterday, aged 73 years. . ERX8T XAT1IAX RETIRES. A. Augustas Ilealy la Charge, of the Rev enue Office la Brooklyn. A. Augustas lfealy, the leading Brooklyn Cuckoo, took charge yesterday of the Internal Rovenue Office In that town, relieving Ernst Nathan, who had held the office exactly Ave years to-day. More than $1,000,000 worth of stamps were counted by United State Inspec tors Bowen and bewell and turned over to the new Collector. Alexander McKlnney, who was active In the antt-snsp movement, hsa been appointed chief deputy, and there are twenty-nine other good places to be disposed of. It Is expected that most of them will go to bhepard malcontents. Looking; Back la the Heat, "Not Infrequently," said a man, "yon see men getting up from their seats In railroad cars or In ferry boats, and look back Into the seat to seo If they have left anything. Young men do tills more than older men do. Women look back Into the seat sometimes, but nothing like so much as men tlo. I don't know why women took back less whether they are more careful to gather up atl their parcels In advance and to see that they havo ttiem all. or whether they are more thoughtlessNir what but I am quite sure that, at least In the ordinary affairs of life, women have more nerve than men, and that they fidget less." No More Martial Xw at BlueOelds. WA8iiiftnTOK, Sept. 20, The Nicaraguan Minister at Washington has received official notification that martial taw at Blucflelds has been superseded by a decree Issued by the Governor. Dr. Madrlz, reestablishing the con stitutional law of Nicaragua at tliat place. Where Yesterday's Ftrea Were. A. M.-19 40, 81 First avenue, Wlllism F. Oellh, damsge $3; 8-40, 100 Division street, Louts Weln tteln, damage 1100; 4 S3, foot of Horatio street. Wll Ham Ilerrlck, no damage; fl 33, 4,088 Third avenue, William Moore, damage 7 SO; 10 80, 41 Spring street, Michael Lapp, damage slight: 10 33, 1 Stanton street, damage tlbO; 10 30. Ul Allen street. Jacob Ehrllcb, damage tit. HH. . 1 (U, st Jackson street. Wa Orsbb. damage trifling; 1:10, Pier o, East River, no damage; 1 KO. Ml Uouverneur street. Ilrnry Moorman, damage 9100; ViZU, tw West Thlrtl street. Jamrs Uutlenwelser, dam age 1100: Sits, IDA Mulberry street, Ishlor Creco, damage trifling; 0:30, H63 Third avenue, Urblget Uland, no daniagoi tl.oo, W'i Ooerck street, James Kep pee. damage slight; llito. WD kast Twenty first street, Edward Wlllta, damage SU.00O. Their Awful Experience. from fs CAIcooo Irrortf. Three pretty girls who landed in Chicago the other day have a most woful story to unfold. "If papa only hadn't tried to take such good care of us." said one. "I wouldn't rlae on a railway car again for all the caramels in Christendom," said the second. "I shall never smile If I live to be a hundred years old," said the third. After a deal of such unintelligible talk the mat ter was straightened out, and this Is the way that one little woman with drooping mouth and moist ey es told the tale: "We left ban Francisco In the best of spirits, but papa, like a dear old goose, thought we needed some one to look after us, so he went around with a big supply of quarters and Implored all the railroad offl tlsls to give us their undivided attention. It isn't necessary to say that we received It and more too. Polly started to get a drink of water, and before thu hod taken two steps there were three hlue-coatrd men, the porter, the con ductor, and the brakeman, all waiting to do her bidding. If we looked out the window some one was sure to mosey up and beg permission to open tt for us. I expect that the other passen gers regarded us as three feeble-minded Infants, for it wasn't long before they all wanted to aa. slat in the wholesale murdering bee. I never was so tired of kindness In all my life. Every time the train stopped we fully expected that the engineer and fireman would call and inter view us on the condition of our health, Sadie took out her mandolin once, stole off Intoase. eluded corner and tried to console her disconso late self wit h a little plunk-plunklng. but the porter had his eye on her. Ife at once ambled In her direction and asked her tf she hsd ever H""1! AUfr e Ball,1 and If she hsd would she mind playing It for him. Oh, it was awful i" A kfohawk Royalist la Londaa. from lAs rtlWeipAla XsiOv iiesUo JVIroropA. LoDOKS.pUH.-nr, Oronbytehkha of To wDi' . Pji008 ot the Royal House of the Mohawk tribe, and Supreme Chief Ranger of th; Independent Order of Foresters, who was f "i'W0-?1 at ,linc.,ie.n on Thursday at the Ho tel Victoria by the High Court of London of "hi Order of the IOndon Encampment of Royal oresters. made some very Interesting remark ?5iJ th?.rJt,l0J whfcU had existed betweenhU tribe and th British Crown. He believed that the order to which they belonged had a founda tion aa wild and lasting aa the great BrltUa empire of which fbey were all proud to bo citL tfnft v"4 th,lf ,u ,V,.uda "ved thst th British empire would hut a long a the un ii"100!? e.re ln tn8 heaven. He wa a British subject, but he wa more than that, for he bad thelionor to be an ally of the British nation, lie ft25? aunf.'.,.n "hlc in the d". of" the tfhiataU.P.,t.1?e Britlh Po.w" on the other aide of the Atlantic were loyal to the British !,J1 and ever mindful of tKlrmhieV InthrSS: tlemdo.wlth King GeorVe, Itwa? SrtnVSa the assistance and influence, of t he ?u NiticJS 1 &-jm Contemplate VUy J iLl' 0'"' Tresent Plc WvJ "carpets. Tt? "- oop eter bras VrVoslJfc of the like I Beat Quality, ft frame Royal Wilton, vionk ftuS Beat quality, S frnrae lloity llrn.,, worth )1.M, at..... j.' Beat 8 shoot Worsted Wilton civet. worth LOS, nt 1iV! Asmlasler Velvet, worth 1,7.1, at l.lq Best Tapestries, worth Mr., at ooe, J. & J. D0BS0N, a East 14th Street. -n TiM? LATE WILLIAM V, lH)ri.t Hla Asseelatea la Wall Htreet Meet as Adopt Kesolatlona Touching; lll Death Every one In Wall street was shot kni inter day at tho announcement of thcdisth of VH Horn E. Donnell. who since IHDl had been ths financial editor of the THoiiur until last Satur day, when he resigned at the rcqtust of tn management of that newspaper Tlio-c nhn knew Mr, Donnelt during the fntirttrn year that he had been associated with llimnrn rrt ports remember him as a man nf Stirling In, tcgrity. Ho succeeded Charles lllnki m niisn olal editor of tho Tritiunt, nnd the 1 xpreinn o his views has always been looked ujKin In flnstn clat circles as that of a man who retimed th9 situation from day to-day from tho standpoint1 of Intelligence and Integrity only. There probably never has been n man writing financial articles In Net Vork who enjoy ed io! high esteem among dealers and operators as Mrs ffj Donnell. He was a man who could never bet 81 aDDroached with a aucrtrearfnn nf lmi.N.h.i.i- iTa xior Influenced by any.rcport until ho had ln rse N tlgated tho last syllable. Ills newspaper aso Lj elates In the street wero deeply grieved In Mi flg sudden death. They met yesterday on the ln I vltatlon of F.T.Adams & Co., 71 Brond way. In tho ofllco of that firm, for tho purpose of forinus M lsttng on expression of their estimate of tlis H worth of their late companion. There ira H present W, A. Lano of The Sun, S. S. I'rvtt nfj R fho Philadelphia JuW(e Uilgtr. W. R t or Ini 1 i .Vhe ,fx".'l"..T'''.?rflm' T. II. Ilamlltou, I ?& .t.no J,,traUt ty ll.-ky"" ot kUrnnn'r, I Walter Barrett andF. W. Eddy of the rfm! I v. II. Lewis. Assistant Secretary of ths Consolidated Exchange; Benjamin XAchrasn of ? tho llorM, Ashley Cole of tho New York News r IJureau, Henry Jackson of the Jfnll nnd Kritna. t Collin Armstrong of TUB HUN, Howard Irving l; Smith of the Utairder. Henry Allnway of ths I Journal 0 Flnant. C. W. Tyson. J. S. H. Cms j stcd, II, ,8. Oreutt. and T. Monro of tho Trllmnc ! James Rascpver of the Now York News Bureau. John Neville of tho United Press, Chsrlcs . t Brown of tho Journal 0 Commcrrr. I'etcr Ben, U nett of tho Evening Pout, N. Newton Hliarpe of? Tub Evexixo Sum. J. II. Sinclair of the.uVn- (10 Journal, Ld ward D Joncsof tliotlrmof Dow Jpnes&Co.,John H.TIngley. It. II. Burnett of the ifernM, and James Mccormick of tho For B elgn nnd Domestic News Bun an. m The meeting was called to order by T. II. H Hamilton of ttio Ilrraltl, and W. A. I.nnc nf Tub Sun was chosen Chairman nnd ('. V. Tyson of tho Trilntnt Secretary. Mr. Utno appointed on motion a committee on resolutions consisting of Collin Armstrong of The M'.v. J. S. H. Umsted R of tho TrUiuiic. and T. II. Hamilton of tho h IltraUI. A report was made embodying an ex. H tended memorial of sympathy with Mr. Don. nell's family, and also a resolution, which wai ordered to be engrossed nnd forwarded to ths family. This resolution read as follows: We. whose names are undersigned, and who repre- W sent the newspaper press of this city In Wall atreet, fr having learned to-day of tho sad decease of our lata K associate, Mr. William Elllngn ood Donnell. bare coma W together for Interchange of sympathy ana to extend It, our condolence to his stricken family, and to glra II' expression to the esteem In which ho was universally mV Aa his competitors In sn Intricate field or newspapef B( labor, we had unstinted admlrstlon for his tireless Ih ft) dostrr. bis sterling Integrity, and his unswerving' M orally to the journal he so ably represented. IF The following commltteo was appointed 'la Et- attend tbo funeral: W.A.Lane. Chairman: C. IV W.Tyson. Secretary; 8. a Pratt, W. 11. Cor5 I) wine. W. W. Lyon. James Roscover, Walter IJ Barrett, W. H, Lewis. B. S. Oreutt, f. Moore. R Peter Bennett, Howard Irving Smith. Henry tH Alloway, J. 8. II. Umsted. Collin Armstrong, lu and T. II. Hamilton' ' TS The f nneral services In this dty will be held ffi at 0 o'clock this afternoon at the lnte residence Si of Mr. Donnell. aao West Fifty-sixth, street, Kj Tho body will at once be conveyed to the rail. ffl way station and will arrlvo In Portland, Me., to. ll morrow. U A committee of tho Consolidated Stock and. r Petroleum Lxchange. of which Mr. Donnell was a memlier. was appointed yesterday to at, I tend tho funeral. Included in Its members art) '? George Rulledge Gibson, A. W. Peters. Chnlrs man. ami . II. Lewis, Assistant becrct&ry of r the Exchange. LARD FROM KAX8AS CLAY. A Company Organized to Huppljr Chleat I and Ksssas City Paehlaa; Jioasea. I Topeka. Kan., SopL 20. Now that the alu, 1 mtnuni ago is uion us, one of the largest manu- jl facturing establishments In the State wtU at M bo converted Into an aluminum factory. En,. gk llsh capitalists invested over a quarter of a mil 4 linn in a smelting plant nt Tumor, In Wyn , m dotto county. It was completed about ,' JJ tlmo tho Barings failed, and the necessary o If atlng capital, which had been promised I projectors of the mammoth enterprise was n- I furnished. Without funds to start the furnact , and lay In the sixty days' supply of ore necos- sarv fnr it profitable blast, the enterprise wM I mver started up. Since that time the llver ft agitation and the general uncertainly of values. W have rendered It impossible to secure tho flnnnJ fl cinl nld necessary, . rl During the past four months a party of gen. iF llemenheadedbya man named Bchwan.Ea' I been using a portion of this smelting plant I extensive experiments with a now proceos J extracting aluminum from clay. They I been so successful as to warrant the leas, ,,. I the plant, nnd It will soon be used for tht '. , ducttonof that quality of aluminum wh ' . used extensively In the manufacture of tat I Tb It Is reported that Mr. Sehwon has just closet large; contracts with packing houses In Chicago and Kansas City for this product, several ote loads to be delivered dally. V Co-oaeratloa la the Building Trades. f3 A meeting of representatives of the bulldlnaj trades waa held last night at RenwlcklfaU, H Eighty-sixth street and Third avenue, to fond, TJ an organization to settle, disputes between esaa 1 plovers and employee. a Resolutions were adopted favoring eoflpenu M ..I? M?0-" bn'ldlng employers in sympathy 'J with the movement were asked to send theli 1 names to Arthur Goerech at 1,444 Third aval i nue. Another meeting will be held soon, 1 JOTTIXaa ABOVT towx, I Only 14 of the X3 United States grand Jurors so- unuTMoada,y'., MUr,u'' "" 'f wlrfnot toSelf I The suit brought by Albert L. Sutherland against 1 Pauline Hsll. the comlo opera singer, to SoJ si t(ltsd! forMM""'b.rrpsnyhIaoen N A X"ninua. J,.ounf woman, who became Insans on Proadway at JVortn street yesterday afternoon. jtl was taken In tVllevue Uospltaf. hhi was verr vi!l! ! Unt. snd neither th police norrt. bospl" I afthori- 1 ties were able to discover who she i"""' """ . CEMENT, lOe. MKNUM EVKKVTH1M1 AT ALL BTOKBt FACTOR YVx-Se? BTIl AV.7K T, J 1 All American District Mes senger Offices in tins i city handle Advertising for 1 THE SUN at 1 I'egnlar advertising J j'ates. jL Call the Messenger, jl No Extra charge for the y service. I Lx 1