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m HOME RULE FOR CITIES.
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-
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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.
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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"""' """
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