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II r 2 THE SUN, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3,1,, 180ft,, . , - .
I FUTU11E Or TAMMANY HALL I XK yrSJLT TOLIXICZAXB BAT ABOVX ML rvnaoT'a revolt, lymt peendntloav thai Bis ar tn TU IftYf lonlil Ih Cm Cimia-B 4 Shw. iftlj ban Eaehnnare IMenauntrlan Ikiiku fJ' Saya tha Const Claris. Xa a TTUa Bag, jw The rebellion of County Clerk Htnry D. Pur- JjCv Mr and lilt friend in Tammany 1111 against liW tn eonUnne ldrshlp of John O. 8htehan Ij.Y' wu th iole toplo of conversation yesterday whtnever two or mora local polltiolana met. vff The poutbllltr that tha revolt might lead to ths jfr organization of a formidable anti-Tammany jjai' Democratic party In tha oltr was freely ills. fjS: enued, together irlth the results likely In view IK of the coming dreater Kew York political cant- M Dalgn. jrlp Mr. Parroy and hit dligmntled friends hare UK not left Tammany Ilall yet. They merely con- UK tend that the primary elections whloh they fltt hare called In tha Thlrty.fourth and Thirty- jf fifth Assembly dlstrlots are based on truo Tarn- B many, home rnle premlies, and that the Gen. 'Si eral Committeemen elected at these primaries W, shonld be admitted and recognized by the con- W, tral organization In Fourteenth street. They Jfe' are Troll aware that this Is not the fate In storo W for'-thern, for Leader Bheehan bus said that by fir their action In deflanoe of tho constitution of mt' the organization they hare read themselresjout ' of the organization. The constitution referred JK tdtoys: eSp Ths Committee on Organization shall he charted j& with the consideration of all matters relating to the 1 organization of tho Democratic prty, the call or pri lls mar elections, and the conducting of primary, gen JR' eral. special, and charter elections. And shall, hi their i& discretion, hare power of revision and subitlintton of tffi' all nominations hereafter niado by contentions ; called by this general committee, or any district com me mltlee of this organisation, whenever, In tho judg ml raent of tho Committee on Orjanltatlon, the honor, Mjkl. preservation, and integrity of this organization shall E require such action. The Committee on organization has decided how the prlmnrles shall bo held, nnd their de cision Is adverse to tho contention of Mr. Purroy. Still the County Clork contends that lie Is a , znemper of Tammany, and that he will con tinue to be until he Is oxpolled or until 3j the General Committee refuses to admit jp the men elected at bis primaries. Until u that time comes talk about the future 'I; action of himself and his friends Is jf- aomowhat premature, they say. They admit, S nevertheless, that there Bcems but oneway open K to tbom and that Is the way which lends to wL separate organization ns Indicated by Mr. Pur- E roy in bis talk on Tuesday ulsht. IS- There has been much talk about the men In Wi the organization who are In sympathy with Mr. 2. Parroy and his opposition to Leader Sheebnn, gf bnt just what stand they will take until Mr. Dp.- Purroy Is finally read out of Tammany Ilall f cannot now be said. Ex-lleglstcr John Kellly, Hf who said on Tuesday night that he was with ! Purroy against Shechan, explained lust night that what he meant to imply b that was that tie Is In full sympathy with the opposition to Bheehan. whom he considers unworthy the lead ership, but hedoos not propose tu got out of Tammany Ilall. even though Purroy may. As to the possibility of Hlcbard Croker being compelled to resume tho leadership by reason of the trouble which baa risen. Mr. Kellly said that he believed Mr. Croker could harmonize r all differences and that he thought that ho ought to have enough interest In the organlza- 3r tlon to step Into tha breach and do so. V The Purroy revolt has been conceded as a cer- "if talnty ever since Leader Sheehan interfered to SF prevent the election of the County Clerk to the K National Convention. There was plenty of bad w blood between Mr. Sheehan und Mr. Purroy be- tjg fore this, but the opposition by Mr. Sheehan at 5'-. that time rendered the situation worse than ."fe It had been. The light cropped out again li at the State Convention at Buffalo, where je Mr. Fnrroy succeeded in making a speech which the organization deprecated. The call- $P ingot hard names has cone so far between the s factlonlsts and the bad feeling has reached that Iff- point that It Is believed Impossible that therecan t-2 be anything like u reconciliation, even though S'- Mr. Croker should attempt to act as peacemak er. A Meantime it Is conceded that, should the breach W. continue and Mr. Purroy carry ont his Inten- B tlon to form a new organization as the more WR than probable result of bis turning down at Fourteenth street, the Republicans will carry the borough of tho Bronx in the Greater New York election and control all the local improvements therein. If the election of a Mayor will not depend on tho -sj division. Another tblng which la conceded is fife that a factional fight In Tammany Hall will Kg render more difllcult than ev er the union of the Ji- Democratic organizations in the (ireater New York territory ror the coming election. fg Mr. Bheehan, who was Inclined to say little on it, Tuesday night regarding the revolt of the Par le, rov contingent, awoke yesterday with much jR bitterness In his soul, which he proceeded to kj pour ont on Mr. Purroy's head. The reference L of the County Clerk to the circumstances con st nected with Mr. Sheehan's administration of A the ofllce of Comptroller In Burfalo was what jfr seemed to be uppermost In the Tammany lead- er's thoughts, for he began his statement by Jf saying: ;y. Ills attack on me was the act of a coward, a a blaokgoard. and a hypocrite. The people nf ft,, Buffalo understand the matter referred tn per il featly, and 1 never had tu cross the ocean to " avoid apoearing beforotbe (Jr.indJury. Pur- r roy is a big windbag, and his political record Is vf that of a traitor. He has uted that part in , 6v every political orcanlzntlon with which lion as tt. ever identified. He has betreu his friends, Mc and it Is but natural that he xhnuld be opposed jfc as he Is In the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-ilf th As- W sembly districts, lie Is a chronic ollketiolder ! having held place for twent-tive years, and hin present action Is taken In an endeavor to get preferment from some source next ear, when his term as County Clerk will expire. He known he could never hope for anything more from Tammany Hall. The Germans made vigorous protest against his nomination In 1805. but I succeeded in overcoming that. I am now getting my reward for that friendly action. "Pnrroy's record Is an attractive one. Ex pelled from Tammany In 1HH1. nnder Kelly, ho lolniid the County Demoeracy. and made liu lv, bertO. Thompson's life miserable. He betrayed K Grace and Power, who succeeded Thompson. . and got back Into Tammany with the nld of l1 Mr. Croker. His record since 1KH8 In tho or- P sanitation has been one of constant squabbling 6 with Mayors Grant ami Oilroy and Mr. Croker. He say k I have been fighting him. Tho members nf the Executive Committee have opposed him A- and three tlmeslwlthln the year I have Inter- !U vened to prevent This expulsion from the organ- izatlon. Iiesolutlons providing for his expul- S. sion were actually drawn, but I prevented their , introduction. That Is the way I fought him. K He says that it was my influcnrewhleli foment- i ed discord in his districts. That Is untrue, it" There have been factional rows In the districts V; tor three years, and last year the contestants in S. the Thirty-fourth asserted that they were t cneated out of their victory at the primaries by f. Soabold. ''The trouble with Purroy is that he has K treated the Tammany men In his district as K slaves who shonld know no will but that nf the master. The Executive Committee did not In- V spire the petitions against him. They emanated from these abused members of the organization. There were 6,000 signatures In the two dis tricts. The Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth dis ( triots were treated just like every other district 1 where there woe a contest. No distinction was made to his disadvantage, and his claims to the contrary are without foundation and form a very poor excuse for his action. He knew he 7 was defeated in an honest contest, and he ran t away to avoid one. He will not take one loyal , member oi the organization with him. He will i be joined by no district leaders except his own. "; From what be says It looks as though he were j making ready to join another organization." County Clerk Purroy replied to this state- i, ment saying: "What Mr. Bheehan says Is false In almost ; every particular. His statements reveal his personal animus toward me. As tn hit kindly offices n saving me from expulsion from , Tammany Hall, I am still In the organ ization and those suppressed resolutions may be revived. I will not oppose them. j Hut when a resolution of expulsion In any case j is presented there will also bo presented a j petition signed by Hfi.OOO Tammany men de- mandlng his removal. There will lie nnUifll culty In getting 2A.00O loyal Democrats tn sign a request that Mr. ftbeehan betake himself back to Buffalo with his disreputable record. , "There was no fight In thu Thirty-fifth ills- trlot until two weeks ago, when Commissioner Haffen came to me and asked me tu withdraw lk ,"u u- Ubea as leader and let him name half of l" the General Committee. The requet was Ig. j X norea and. Inspired by Mr. hheehnu, ho started t- the petition. Mr. Haffen and somo men In his i '"Partment signed it for fear of losing their t l0. Most of the other names were gut by the F judicious use of a directory. f L "Concerning my political record referred to 5 by Bheehan, 1 will say that I am proud of the j. fact that whenever the time tamo for some one J to speak out In Tammany Hall against Hindis- reputable tendencies of the organization I was t the man first to do so. .Mr declaration this f time Is against the dlsreoutuble leaUcrohlp of ' the organization." j Mr. Purroy. in his talk on Tuerdni night, f made the suggestion that he might mai nun ol- W l?a9.a wltn eme othpr polltu-nl nrgnnuitilon In W' the Greater New York. In relation to this one of the live gentlemen apimlnteil n tomiiilitei. tn prepare plans for the nruanl.itlon of the Na tional or Gold Democracy, us it Is commonly called, said: " Tho County Clerk, I 6ee. suggests that his Homeltule Tammany may unite nltli boiuo other political organization in rou ng nomina tions so as to get an advantageous place on thu offlotal ballot, As be proposes thst his organl , .atlon shall be a Democratic one he would prnb- 4. "ably not feeleaa alllanoo with the ltepub- lloans, sJthonch he aid assist tho Its. publloans and the Legislature In the passage of the Greater New Yort bUl. TliereTa onlr oh Uemoeratlo erganlsaiton other than Tam many Hall whloh has a right to a psrtv oolumn on tho offlolai ballot, and. thai is the National Demoorooy. It Is fair to assume, then, that bis ng gestlon was for a possible alliance with us. "Now, X hsve my doubts about the possibility of suoh an alllanoe. Of oonru we are an anti Tammany organization, but the foundation rrlnolple of oar assoolatlon is not opposition to be wigwam nor a demand for political home rnle In Assembly districts. Neither Is tho organisation founded on opposition to the politi cal leadership of Mr. Bheehan or any other In dividual. The principle on which no stand is one of sound currency nn a gold basis. We are essentially gold Democrats. If uu continue to organlseon that line without entangling our selves with local fnitlnnal squabbles, e tuny be able In hold together n respectnblj clement nf the community nnd continue a potent polltl ral factor. On tlm contrary, should we. simply for the purpose nf Increasing our membership, sacriflconur cnrdttinl principle, we would lose our Identity and Individuality. I have consulted with no other man In nur movement, out I con sider an alliance with the Purroy forces as ex tremely Improbable for tho reasons I have stated.1' Ex-HliorlfT James O'Brien, the organizer and leader of the Young Democracy, said of Mr. Purroj's bolt: " There la evory promise that It will assume formidable proportions if It Is properly handled. Everybody knows that Tammany Hall Isncloio corporation, nnd that It Ii wholly unrepreientn tlve nf tho true Interests of the people. If Mr. Purroy seeks to servo thnsu Interests ho will Buccood In his endeavor tn build up an organization. Mr. Shechan nnd Senator Cantnr have snld thatlt will bo the poller of Tammnnv Hall In the Legislature to innko an attnek on trusts and monopolies. That l'i blutl which they can attord tn mnku when they are In the minority and can not control legislation. Would they make that their policy If they wero In power? Not much. The bosses of Tauunnny Hall are Interested In the trusts and monopolies. They can afford to proelnltn their nppositlon tn them now when their nnly object is tn catch the wnrklngmau and his vote, hut they will find the worklngmnn is not so gullible ns they think, "Mr. Purroj's home-rule IdeA Is a good one. but If he would make nn unconditional success of his movement he will have tu show the pour fienpiethal he Is really their friend. Hccertnln y has the advantage nf this man bheehan with hN corporate connections and his cheap foreign labor. Mr. Purroy Is not mixed up with such things. Whether Pnrroy succeeds In his venture or not. the Yonng Democracy is going right on with its work of organization, which It hopos to extend over theterrltoryof thaUrenter New York, beginning next month." Ex-Police Justice Henry Murray, who was tho old County Democracy leader In the old Seven teenth Assembly district, which nnw includes the Thirteenth and Fifteenth districts, tele phoned to Mr. Purroy yesterday announcing that he Is with the County Clerk in his bolt and will aid him In organizing that section of the tow n. jiuookltx nr.ttociiAis axxiocs. Will They Soon Tie tVlthont a Hecnlar CiovernlaK Uodvt The regular Democratio organization In Brooklyn, In the opinion of some well-Informed politicians, is threatened with early dissolution. The constitution of the County Committee, or governing body, provides that the primaries for the election of the officers of tho district asso ciations and delegates to the County Committee be neld on the second Tuesday in December and that the new committee meet for organization un the second Monday In January. The primaries were not called or held, tho Democratic managers deciding that It was better to drift along under present conditions and await developments. It is nnw contended that unless the primaries aro held prior to the econd Monday in January, both the district associa tions and the County Commltteo will go out of exlstonce. thus leaving the party without any regular organization. Unless a special meeting of the County Committee Is hastily summoned tn arrange for the primaries, there will not bo time enough left to hold them, tn accordance with the provisions of the Constitution. Col. James D. Bell, the Chairman of the County Committee, says he Is not worried over the matter and has no, apprehension that the Democracy will hnve to be reorganbed from top tn bottum. bnt there are others who regard the situation us serious in the extreme and likely to add still more troubles to thu party. It seems as If the old leader? had concluded to await the work of the Legislature on the charter for the Greater New Vork before taking any action or effective measures to solidify their badly broken ranks. "When It cornea to the tic lit." nne of tbem safd, " for Mayor uf the great city the Brooklyn Democracy will bo on hand and do yeoman service." MAJOR J'XCJ.VifcT'S CAT.I.EUS. Senator Clarlc npit C'onisreoaniaa slondetl or lYyomlei; Have a Conference- Cantos. O., Dec. UO. Senator C. D. Clark and Congressman F. W. Mondell of Wyoming had an hour's close conference with Major McKtn ley to-day. They insist that the quit, was en tirely social. Senator Clark said the members of Congress from the West are not Inclined to embarrass the incoming Administration In matters of legislation. The West, he says, wants prompt action on both the tariff and financial questions, and do not want their repre sentatives to do anything to retard either, l'ho Western people, he raid, regard thestutemont mode by Senator Wolcott on International bi metallism after his talk with Major MrKlnley the other day as timely, and ns an Indication that the President-elect will do wbat hu can to promote International agreement. Gen. Osborne, secretary nf the National Com mittee, reached here to-day for a few das' stay at tho McKinley home. Abner McKtnley ar rived from New YorR this evonlng. Major Gnodspeed, a personal friend of the Major's, and a United Mates Marshal under Harrison, was another of the day's visitors. Other calls by thencore were- purely of asocial nature. This evening Major and Mrs. McKinley en tertained a company of young people In honor of their neice. Miss Grace McKinley. JIUOOKLTX CIVIL SEItriCE ItOW. Edward 31. Shepnra Ohjeetn to Comp troller Palmer1! Metnoa. Edward M. Shepard has Issued a statement In reference to the civil Bcrvlce tangle in Brooklyn and the recent decUlon of Justice Keogh of the Supreme Court, which the officials regard as virtually sweeping anny all non-competltho places. He asserts that the oflicHls. and espe cially Comptroller Palmer, are really bent on stirring up hostility to the decision So as to co erce the Appellate Court. As to the depart ment presided over by Comptroller Palmer, Mr. Shepard says, among other things: Theofacehas been subjected to as extraordinary a piece of political looting at had been known for many years. All of the ttilrtytwu aiiltorrtlnates In this nnanclal ofllce whom he found there on Jan. 1..18US. he 1 been dismissed during theear. with iiir exception of four, so that tbo civil lUit for Jun, 1, 1HHO. Instead or showing subordinates with jcara of s-rvlce. as would foo tho cnie with such an olllce out f hie Ashsntee or Timbuctoo, shows subordinates with fcen lue of eleven inontna, trn months, nine months, two months, and the like. Tha proteme for Increasing the number of warrant clerics from two to eleven U.i understand, that this lomptrnlhr prerirt to pay every policeman and nreman with a separata warrant, Instead of making the paymcuts hy pre clncts, as had been the case for generations before he took ofllce. AXE I'ALLS IS AL11AXT. The General Foreman at the Capitol Toreed to Xteelcn, Ai.nASV, Dec. 30. The political axe fell un expectedly In the Construction Department nf the Capitol this atternon. The victim was Harry W, Stevenson of Syracuse, whn, since the Capitol Commission was established, has acted as general foreman In tho Construction Depart ment. This Is the highest position under ths Capitol Commission. .Mr Bterutison this after noon wrote his resignation, to take effect on Friday, for transmission to the Capitol Com mission, which met ut S o'clock, 'lhefalurj Is (3,000, It Is understood that Mr. Stevenson's resignation was brought about by the oppo sition of the regular Republican organization of Onondaga county, and that his succt ssnr w 111 be a Hrrucuse man. The Capitol Commission has accepted Mr, Stevenson's resignation. Keferee Hectares Mnlllvnn Elected by Two Vote. Edward L. Pattorson, the referee to whom was referred the complicated questions Involved by the decision of Supreme Court Justice. Smyth as to the validity nnd invalidity of certain ballots cast in the Tenth Assembly District, has decided that It appears from a re view of all the evidence in the contested elertlon care nf Ketupner against hulli an that .leiemlali Sullivan, liepuhllcnii, was elected Member of Assembly nver Otto Kemtiner, Tam many, hyamnjnrll) nf tvin vote, The returns to tho Board nr County Canvassers showed Bui livan electetl by a majority of tiller. titu. J.er Krslene the Presidency (if H'mli. InKtoii und I.ee University LKXiKriTflsj, Va., Dec, HO.-Oen.O. W, C. Lee, on account uf ill-health, has tendered his res. Ig Mtlnn n President nf the Washington ami l.tl imrrsity to the Ihrniil of Trustees ami It ha birn utifpted, tntnke elferl July 1, lKir, Gen I., ii i. is lieen np,i uiiIk I Emeritus Pro-Idem fiir Hru, in render such services us his litalth will permit In tho future. To Care n Cold In One Oar lake Laxative llromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists tofuna the mousy If it falls to sure. HHhAiu, t ; , i It - 1 ! i'i " i ' i- presrf sfla-Msssss mi TflEY'RE FOR PLATT. MOBB ZKOI8LATOHM ITItlZIS XiCT- xsna so bsitaxob x'atey. Mltltnnt Repnbllcnnn Are Rlnalna Montr Over ths Hwlft Pnaslne: or the Chonte Itoomlet Home or the Reason XVIiy Mr. riatt (Should tiueceea Senator D. 11. Hill' 'TIs but a little faded flower. Hut oh, how fondly dearl Twill bring mu back nne golden hour Through many a weary year. 1 may not tn the world Impart The secret uf Its power. Hut treasured In my Inmost heart I keep my faded f.on er. It Is rcuinrkablu how musical the militant He. publicans becomo when thoy think of tbe Chonto boomtet. All day yosterday tho anil Choatoltcs warbled softly nbotit " My faded flower." They didn't mind that ox-Judge Henry K. Itowlnnd had been elected President of tho ChoateClub. to succeed Edmund Wetmure.who resigned, but went on warbling jnst the same. Tho Mount Morris Itrpubllcan Club, which was formerly the strongtst kind of an antl-Platt organization, has adopted resolutions endorsing Mr. Piatt for United States Senator. This was done on Tuesday night. Tho resolutions sny that Mr, Piatt is tho greatest leader tho Ilepub llcan party has ever had. They were adopted without opposition. Tho club was started by Silas C. Croft, one of Mayor Strong's Commissioners of Charities. The Republican Club of tho Thirty-fourth Assembly district has also endorsed Mr. Piatt for United States Senator. Tbe militant Republicans said yostor lay that they wnntcd ovcrybody to go to Al bany on Jan, CO tn attend the banquet to be given In honor uf "tho United States Senator elcot," and then they trilled the parnphraso known as "Larry's Lament:" 'Twould blnlflt our fowls, To see the butthercd rowts, The sugar tonzs and ssngvld;es and cralm galyore. And the tnumns and the crumpets, And the baud of harps and turunipets To celebrate the sworr upon Hudson shore. More Republican legislators continued yester day to send letters to Senator Pacy and others, declaring for Piatt und against Choatc. Here area fen-samples: Senator Lestor II. Humphrey of Warsaw I am heartll) In favor of the election of Mr. Piatt as United Stntes Senator. I am in favor of him because I believe ho can bo uf greater sorvice to the Republican parly and to the business Inter ests of the State than any other man we can possibly select. In a revision of the tariff along the lines of reciprocity nnd in the in terests of protection, we want a Senntor In touch with tho commercial, manufacturing, nnd farming Intoresta of tho Slate. We all recognize Mr. Lhunto'i great ability as u law yer, but lit the settlement nf the economic questions of the hum. in my opinion, pollttral lactund sound business judgment are tlemundett rather than great legal ability. Had Mr. Piatt been In the United Mate" senate when the Wllion-fitirtnati bill was paired, ho would hare hecured protection tor New York's interests as Senator (juay did for tlmi-eiif Peuns) Iwitua. As-emblvmau Newton Mteel of New Balti more While 1 fully rcnpgnl7e the eminent abllltv nf .Mr. Chuate as n lawjer I think that the repre-t ntallxu nf the Republican partj at thu Emplio Mute in the 1 hi led Mate-. Senate should hu more tlian an able lawyer. He should be nne who has been steadfast In Ills Republi canism both in defeat and victory, who has been at all times in sympathy w Ith all the alms and purposes and principles nt the Republican party, who has labored early and late for its success. Moreover, we need n man whn by his business experience, his nlde knuwledceuf af fairs, his stalwart Republicanism, and bin bold- tie;; in standing for the right and for sound mouoy nill honor the parly thr.t olects him" Believing that the Hon. Thomas C. Piatt fully represents what I belte c should he the t euuisltes for a Republican senator. I shall vote for him until ho positively refuses to accept a nomina tion. Assemhlymnn Joseph Bondy of Syracusu I knowuf no time when Mr. Plntl was not most active In furthering all of the Interests nf the Republican party anil working hard for Repub lican successes. From a Mate hopele-My Dem ocratic I have een our politics change mi that ail ballots deposited are cnunted and uur party hii won splendid victories, 'liiern Is only ono lcadir who planned and worked for this end, and his plans nnd work hate given the Repub licans the successes that ha elected jou and me. I do not care to discuss what other Republi cans were doing while he wnn planning for us all, but I do know what ho has done, and it Is enough. I Intend to ote and work fur him for United Stales Senator, nnd know that he cannot be dereuted. Assemblyman Daniel P. Witter of RIchford (Tioga county, tn be otiie) In reply tn ours of some ilajs ago requesting mo tn support the Hon. Ju-cpli II. C'hoate for United states Sen ator. 1 would say that I cannot grant onrre qtiest,but shall suppurt the Hon. Thomas C. Piatt. Smiietluus men nru supported tor public office becuu-efif frieud-hlpnr local pride; hometltnes for their superior qualifications as businessmen, and sometimes as a reward for part sen tee. To the Republicans of Tioga lountj I believe Mr. Piatt combines all three, of the above qualitleatlons In the itille-l possible degree. A- u friend he Is never failing, as a business men he has but few equuls, und as a Republican who h.is lend ereil successful party service, hv udv ocatll.tr principles that arc Immortal, he stands peerless, and I am glad that tbe great t-ervicu hu has rendered the people in Slate nnd nation during the past few months is to receive u Just reward. Asaumblmau Edward L. Schmidt of Amster dam in reply to v our racen communication in reference In the choice of a Unltod States Sen ator tu succeed David Ii. Hill, would Kay that If the name uf the Hon. Thomas V. Piatt Is pre sented in the Republican caucus for that posi tion. It will alford mo great pleasure to gio him my support. Assemblyman Ir.i C. Mllo? of Edwards Yonr esteemed favor of Dec. 1, received and con tents carefully noted. AseMam not pledged to support any man fnr the important position of United stateH Senntor. and my otil ambition is tu support that man who will best represent this great State with credit to himself and honor to those he reprekents, nnd malm 'n and prcsenu those "moral nnd Intellectun, lorces " which were such u potent influence in the late campaign. I huve but n slight personal acquaintance with .Mr. Plait, huwever well I iuuy bo ac quainted with Ids political record and the methods uted by lilm und his more Immediate cu-workers. I look upon hliu us u leader, not a bo's. I annul but believe him to be both wise and brum as a leader. As an adversary you acknowledge him to he fair and honuruble. 1 cannot concur wltli luu, Mr. i'uvey, in plac ing Mr. Phut as a "managing politician" on the samo level with Mesrs, Hill und .Murphy. Their resportlve methods, as 1 understand them, aro ns dllli rent In their naturo ns light nnd durkne-s. The ono gives life, growth, and strength, the other palsy and death. 1 firmly believe, Senator, that ton nre advocating tlio election nr Mr, Choalo from the purest and highest of motives. J believe, however, that much of th u opposition to .Mr. Piatt Is not nrtu uted hv motlv es of thu hlghe-t older, but rather by n spirit of Jealousy, n spirit which in its very conception and nature has a tendency to disin tegrate. la It not n fact. Senator. Ir. our history as a party, that since, ;hn i auipaign nf 1ST" the cun trlfiigul tendonnv of our pirtyhas beonuwing tu u eplrlt of Jealousy iiiaiiifekted hy homo of nut leaders'' It lias more than nine disrupted tbe" Grand Old Party" mid defeated -omoof nur greatest men. It necms tn mu thai hlstnry should not bo allowed to tepeat Itself In mis rc xpe't. All lojal Republicans xhnuld have a mutual ambition to place In the United States Senate mull nf tho Highest honor, character, nnd ablllt), nnd, if possible, tn" revive i ho mem ory uf Cliiy und Wohster," and I will add Suw al cl and t'nukllng. Do-ouhoneMly think. Sena tor, thul Mr. Chtmte will do Iff 'Ihesoinell ell teied the arena nf politics early In life, com mencing ill the low est round. Step by step they advanced tu the higher positions which they so crtdltahly tilled, llcnco they wero trained statesmen. I have the prnfoumlcst respect nnd admira tion for thu high character und ability nf Mi. t'iiu lie; hnwuvir, 1 am nuu nf thnsu who ba llovu that heroic and un-clllsh devotion and service should ever be recognized, especially when it can hmlonu without dlspuiugemetit, P.udnii the length nf this letter: It is simply the lionrst opinion uf n slm ere Republli an. AiK'inblj m.ui .Miirtln Van Dillon Ives nf Potsdam in list nu will pardon my delay In answering ynur favor of tho l'.'tli Inst., the cuue of wh.ch was an earnest el'ort uu my P'vrt to uncertain the nuiiilou uf my constituents in regard to Ihosubjoet mnllur contained therein. HoHevcr.lt is said "butler latu than never." I'eiuilt me nnw tn Hitr Hint If It wero lair. Just, nnd right, nn greuterprlvllego could como tn mo than tn have the honor of casting my vote for thu eminent Jurist uu liavn named for United Slates Senator, knowing full well, us 1, aro. us no nil do. Ills iniinent fitness tor tho place. But. my dear sir, under Hie circumstances would it bo fair, jual, and right? One ol the most Important lessons of human nuturo is learn In give every man Ills just duo, nltlm it distinction, nnd tn liosluw tuinu ileum an agent for doing Just "hat inn would be likely In -blunder like circumstances, in other nnnls. If )oit were placed In his place. 1 have the hotinr tn repiesunt uu Assembly dlstilct, rnmprisitig one-half of the county of M. Lawrence, that gave tho candidates for President and Vlce-Piesnlent. McKinley and Unhurt, n ",Vi Republican plurality: u district the people nf which. If thev are utis thing, aro independent llilukuisniid lovers uf Just Ice, and who n -u ever reudt nnd willing tn give every man bis Just credit mi m-I a he shall have earned It. u dlslrlit the majority nf whore elector', I am eatUlled. sincerely belle vo that futurol If not present history will Klin due credit in the man whose wise political foresight insisted that tbe gold standard should be placed la the Republican , platform at St, Louis, without which It Is fair to confess the Republican party would not have succeeded last fall. They also giro credit to the man who for the sake of harmony In his party refused the nomination for the great ofllce of Governor of this Slate last fall, an ofllce to my mind far superior to the one our titato Legisla ture will undoubtedly lender him In January next. For these reasons, and also becauso personally I firmly believe that Thomas C. Piatt did as much. If not more; than any other man In these Uultcd States toward our great Republican victory last fall, I am. In view nf all tho fncts and circumstances, constrained tn say that should ho conclude to becomo a candidate I should fcol it my duty to support him. Assemblyman Alfred E. Smith of Ilronxvllle Your favor of the ltlth instant would lndlrata that you tlatlrs to know what the renttmont nf the Rennbllcan caucus will be upon the candi dacy of Mr. Joseph II. Choate for United Stales Senator. As for mjfelf, for many well recog nized reasons, my prelcronce Is for tho Hon. Thomas C Piatt. Aside from him there aro a number of others who would rccelvo my vote In preference to Mr. Chonto. although I sbaro in thepublla estlmato of his legal attainments. Hut public ufllco requires experience in ptiblio affairs rather than experience at tho bar. It seems to ine that too often the mis take U mado of solectlng a man for public office becauso of wcll-dcserrcd famo In tho lino of his particular profession whose subsequent failure in public plnco Is directly tracrablo to lack of trulnlng In public nITairs and knowledge of publlo men and their motlv ei with whom ho must come In contact. 1 would, thorofnre, conceive it my duty tn my constituents to aid lu selecting a United States Senator from among tho largo number of men in this State whose previous publlo experience nnd whose constant active devotion to the in terests uf their party would justify the responsi bility to bo conferred. Flnnlly. I believe I ho vast majority of mycon stl tuents favor the selection of Mr. Plntt, Ai.iianv, Dec. :I0. The Executive Committee of the Republican orguniratlou of Albany county met this afternuon, nnd, after electing E. D. C'antlno CMalrmnn, adopted tho following: olt-ff. That tbo benator and Republican mem bers of Assembly from Albany county be requested to use their Influence and east tbelr votes In the Sena torial eaueua ror a Republican who shall represent the rank and nie of the party, whoa party aerrices are of an extent to entitle nlm tn the high honor about to bn, conferred, whose bellefa In H-publlcan doctrlnrsare above suaplclon. whose untiring efforts during the days of defeat ahou'd secure for nlm tho rewards of victory, whoto service to tho party at a crisis In Its history during the at. Iuls Convention has -made him a leader or Republican thought aa well aa of the ltsimbllcan organisation In the State qf Now i ork the Hon. Thomas C. I'latu State Committeeman WIlliam'Barnes, Jr., who was present, Is understood to have Inspired and prepared the. resolution. A resolution endorsing John G. Ward of Coermans for Internal Reve nue Collector of the Fourteenth district, which takes In tbe northern wardB of New York city, was also adopted. co uSTisitEiTBiia if a nn ed. Six or One Qnns Caiicnt Here A Brooklyn .linn Caught Bed.IIanded'. Martin Leonard, Thomas Hurke and Mrs. Mary Haason wero arrested on Tuesday evening atlH Batavla street by Secret Service Agents Ilagg and Esqnlrell. charged with making and passing counterfeit money. The arrest was made In connection with another mode by the snrao agents at OS King street, when William Warren, alias Morton, Maggie, his wife, and Stephen Hudson were taken Into custody on tho same charge. Tho six are alleged to bo the members of a gang of counterfeiters who havo been working In New York for about a month, tinder tbe lead ership of Leonard, who Is 7ft years old, and who Is alleged to havo been a counterfeiter nearly all his life. Leonard, Ilnrke. and Warren begun operations nt flit Watts street. Finding they were watched they separated. Leonard. Burke, und the Haasou woman going to liatavla street and the other three going to King street. Counterfeiting Plants were found nt both the latter addresses. The prisoners were each bold under heavy ball by United States Commissioner Shields yesterday morn ing for examination on Jan. 0. Shortly after Leonard nnd his gang had been iicic, inr exaiiiina.iuii i-ecroi ecrvico Agents cs qulrell nnd Fljnn brought before the Commis sioner Anton Sehuck. a Oerman, whom they arrested at -'05 North Fourth street, Ilrooklyn, early jesterday afternoon. Sehuck was charged wiili making counterfeit five and ten cent pieces. When arrested Sehuck was Just pouring some of the moulten counterfeit metal Into a mould. It was found that Commissioner Shields had no jurisdiction and tbe prisoner was taken back to Ilrooklyn and lodged in Raymond Street Jail to await his arraignment before United States Commissioner Morie this morning. MORE MIXSEAPOLIS FAILURES. The Bankers' Riehasae Bank ClooenThe Northern Trnot Co. Anita far n. rxecelver. Minneapolis, Dec 30. The Hankers' Ex- I change Bank went into the hands of Bank Examiner Kenan this morning. Depositors have drawn out about $35,000 within the past few days, and President Field concluded to close, though he had In the vaults nearly 30 per cent, of all the money on deposit. The bank Is loss than a year old, having been Incorporated last year. Ha loans and discounts are $dH,000. its capital S.10,000, and its deposits are about $40,000. Depositors will bo paid in full ar.d a fair sum will be left for stockbuldrrs. George Maxwell. Vice-President of tbe North ern Trust Cumpany, made application this morning for a receiver of tbe company. A. R. McGIU, ex-Governor of Minnesota. Is President of the organization. The following statement was Issued by the company: "This company has for some time been stok ing to realize upon Its loans and securities, and has uutll now been able to maintain Itself with out difficulty, hnt the present depressed condi tion of flnsnees Is such that It has been unable to realize as it had hoped, and the suspension within two or three daysuf some of the banks of tho city, tn which was deposited some of its avail able funds, has somewhat embarrassed it in tho transaction of its business. " Independent nf Its nsseis, the company fins a list of responsible stockholders, who are abun dantly able to make good any deficiency that may result from depreciation in value of Its assets, so that tho creditors of tbe company need havo no apprehension ns to tho ultimate results, their claims will all bo paid In full, even if the com pany Is not permitted to immediately resume business, at Is now hoped." The llabllltlesof the company areabout $300. 000, Judge Jamison lssueu a restraining order returnable at lOn'cluck tn-mnrrow morning. .lodge Ilelden signed nn order this morning appointing Judge A. Ueland receiver of the Vahtncton Hank, under a bond of SJtIO.OOU. The petition recites that tho bank has $-'7,774 more liabilities than assets. Deputy Comptroller Coffin is still In charge nf the Columbia Nntlnnal Hank awaiting the urrlval nf Rank Examiner Cooke. The Fanners' nnd Mcchnnlcs' Hank Issued a notice this morning requiring all depositors tn give sixty days' notice before being permitted to draw deposits. The bank Issued a statement saving It bad SHOO. 000 in IU vaults. The Clearing House As sociation held a meeting and resolved to stand by all of the ten banks which are members of the organization. Htnte Bunk In Holms, Ala., Htltpends, Montgomkuy, Ala., Dec. 30, Tbe Commer cial Dank of Solma, a State institution, failed to open Its doors this morning, and Boon afterward It was announced that It had assigned. The local depositors agreed to an extension, but it Is understood that several New York banks, which were creditors for large sums, vvnuld not agree, and hence the assignment. The bank is one of the two leading ones in Selma, and Its failure has caused some excitement. Gen. 11. M, Nel son Is President and A. E. Raker cashier. Very Utile surprise, was expressed in Wall street over the news that tbe Hank of Selma had suspended. Tbe President of the bank. It. M. Nelson, is very well known In New York, He was President of the American Hankers' Arancintlon In 1HD1. The bank had a capital of $:i00,tit)0 nnd a nominal surplus of $:iH, 000, A rnr ugo the surplus was ubotit $100,000, It vv as admitted by tliote who ought to know that the Hank of Selma had secured loans several uars ago Ironi New York banks. It was said that these loans amounted to $4f0,0UU, but this was denied b competent authorities. The National City Hank was one of tho Nc it York correspondents of the hank. Cashier (1. S. Whltson raid that the Selma Hank had had an ai count with the City Hnnk for several .vonrs, but thaft lie money that the Selma Rank had on deposit in New York was more In the nature uf a reserve. Mr. Whltscin added; "Tim Selma Hank owes us some money, but not enough tn speak about. There nre other batiks In New York city to whom tho Selma Hank owes money, hut any statement that thu lolul amount of tbese loans is $400,000 is. in my opinion, far from the mark. The banks hern huve held the collateral nf the Selma 11 mk for some time. Of course, we do not know just how this collateral will not turn out at the time of tlm maturity of these loiuit. We mut ull wait fur Unit time," Cashier Edward Hums of tho American Lx change National Hank said; " It has been said that we nre one of the New York correspondents nf tho Selma Haul., To put It more correctly, the Selma Honk was our correspondent in Alabama. Tho Selma Rank owes money to eight or nine New York banks. It has been said that an organized efTortvvas made l these banks to force the Sulma Hank to meet Its loans. I do not believe this statement tn he true. I'o.'slhly individual bunks requested the Selmu Hank to tako up lis loans. The Selma Hank owes us a little money. 1 do not care to say how much. We have nn knowledge as to how the affairs of the Selma Hank will turn out, and nothing will positively be known until tbe Selma'a itatement of its liabilities and allots , la fortncomiBftV LINDSAY'S VIEWS ON CUBA. THE KENTUCKY BKXAXOIt IS FOR THE CAME It OX ItllHOLVTIOX. Thlnkn Clevelnnn rlhontd Hnve Acted on the Concurrent Itenolntlon l'nnned by Contxrctn Xtiot Tear Olney'n Ponltlon Tno Advnnced The Dancer of tVnr, Tho Hon. William Lindsay, flic big sound money Senntor from Kentucky, him been spond Ingsoveral days will Ills family at tho Fifth Avenuo Hotel, When asked yesterday what would ho the fato of tho Cameron resolution and the efforts of tho Administration to pacify both Spain nnd tho Cuban insurgents, he said: "So fnr aa the resoluth n Is concerned, I think under .lie rules of tho fenato It will bo talked to death, unless noma nccldontal nnd unex pected occurrence should precipitate matters. In which event tho President will speedily recognize tbe rights of tho Cubans, theroby an ticipating the Inovltnhlo net Ion of Ccncress. Mr. Cloveland has evidently contemplated tho possibility of such nn neenrretee, and in his meisagn placed himself In n position to pre vent Congress from taking tho wind nut of his sails. In that respect It was a shrewd doc ument. Ho has fought for delay, and tho statement of Mr. Olnov fill havn tho effect, at It wai doubtless Intended to have, of shift ing tha Issue from the Jamoron resolution to a question of tho jurisdiction of tho legislative and oxccutlvo branches of tho Government. Tho Cameron resolution may, however, pass, dcsplto this divcrt'.nc factor; go to the Hor.sc, possibly pass that body, bo vetoed, and como back to Congress to bo wrangle J over again. It seems to me. in view of tho brief porlod re maining for nil this to occur, that tho only uhanco of Its adoption lies in sumo tuildsn and unexpected development of the situation. "My own opinion Is that Mr. Cleveland should havo obeyed tho concurrent, resolution passed at tho last session, and' tho lonlllct ip Cuba would havo been onded before this. Such action would havo averted tho present agita tion, would havo spared tho business of tho country tho Injury resulting from delay, and would have Raved tho ncrvos of thnso capital ists who seem nnw so apprehensive uf tho shock to business which they claim would ro- sult from a war with Spain. Even had a war resulted from the President's nctlon, that, too, would probably have been ended by this time, and the disturbing Influence which must nl nays exist tn a greater or 'ess extent as long as Cuba is a province of Spain, temoved at onco and forever." "Vfhaido iou thing of the poi.dlng, friendly service' arrangement which the Administra tion Is trj ing to effect ?" "I don't think It will work. It Is apparently proposed that we arn to have certain 'commer cial advantages' for the service to bo rondered oy this country in preventing the independence of Cuba and fastening tho island more hoje icsslv In ihe hloodi bunds of Spain, but tbe Semite, which Is us much a factor 111 making treaties ns the Executive, will huve a word or two tj say about that." and the Senator em phasized his languago with vigor. "I regard tuts Government us the sponsor for Spain's tyranny in Cuba. We have refused to relieve tho unhappy und oppressed people ourselves, and we havo told the world that no one else s'.lull reliuv e them. Tho Insurgents could make terms to-morrow with almost nuv power In Europe, and gain complete au.oliomv if we would promise to keep our hands otf. Hut wo threaten any such coalition with war. And In consideration of lertain "commercial advantages' it Is upnrently proposed that we are to leave the island in Hie claws of the "To do that would 1h infamous. This coun try will nover do It. Tho Seoul will never do it. No tteaty nill be ratified with Spain that does not give the island comulfto autonomy if not Independence. A pioposltlon may be made which might cool the urdor of some Cuban symoathlzers. and even niienatc -omo friends, alleged or real, but It is my opinion tliat no arrangement will tccefve the approval of the senate that is not entirely satisfactory tn the Insurgents In the Held. And I Imagine they will not bo satisfied without the strong est guarantees that thl oountr) will see that vhatever adjustment i effected will be tarried out In letter and spirit. Ihev know too much nbotit Spanish trencher). Resides, in thu present condition uf spunlsh politics it will bo difficult for th.' Mlnlairj oven to promise anitliin-' ltku .vhat Is demanded bv this coun try, ns welt ashy the Cubans." "lhcn the matter will drag nlong to tho end of tho Admlnlstratlsni" "Yes. I see un prospect for nn adjustment. It is useless tn crv 'peace, peni.' when there is no peaco. Cuba has had so many revolutions; tho natives there havo Buffered from so much oppression: our interests there huve been so "ften endangeied und sairltlccd: nur citizens have been so often butchered, thut thu peo ple of this countn are rapidly reaching the conclusion that an end should be etiouively and finally put to such disturbances, iflhey haven't alreadv readied it. 'ihe tlie has passed when u pitch quilt will cover tho bed. There will not be Knottier ten veurs'vvar, as during Grant's Administration. Aston would "lave b.en put tolhui.verj prnmntli , according to 1 harles Ml nner.but for the Alabama claims. Even If the insurgents were recognized as bel ligerents, thev would soon win. Ihey arc. In my opinion, entitled to Mich rights nt least, and 1 would vnte to grant them. I ulsn nm ready to oto for recognizing their independ ence If tho i ondltlons lslln- at tho time the vnte Is taken justify me." "Whn. do you think of Mr. Olncj's posl tlonV" "I think ho slates the claim of the Execu tive department of tho itnvcrnment too broad ly und unequivocally. 'Ihe Jtirlsdu tlon nf the two departments nre somewhat concurrent In this icspect. It is nut exclusive!) within the province or tho President to determine tlio question nf recognition. I'ongresa has muJi to do with It, nil. i It has more to do wltn tonk in." such recognition nf any value, 'ihe question seem tn have been sprung fin dlay and in order to pr.vont Cong! est from putting the President In a position where he inujt sny es nr no. and which wujld be embarrassing lu hlin. Olhcrwiso why not vvnlt until Con gress had acted. It Is not customary for tho r.eeutlvu to veto a measure in advance, of Its passaze. Ye' this 1 practically what lui been done. It 1 n threat, and K .ho Issuo could bo promptly reached. It would be seen wlu' terror It lias lor I onuress, 'lucre is this nlaut it: If we recognize the independence nf tuba wo mut guarantee It .it thu expense nf wir. The case will be different tmm in nrdlnarj lecog nltliin. Wo might recognize the inucreiideiico of Hungary, nnd yet. nt Mr. Webstcrtald, no would ho under nn oh'lgations to light lu ordtr to make that Independence u fact. Hut the mo ment no tecognizo tho Independent t of Cuba, thai moment 11 Income; in nur eves mid by nr nffielal declaration n frcu part of this con tinent, and tho application uf tlm Monroe dor tilne vvuuld uruvuiit any foieign inner from interfering with It. Dcsplto this, I em not going to commit mvself ngaln.'l voting fur tho Cameron resolution." "Well, senator, what about politics In Ken tuckyr Will there be an extra h sslon of tho Leglsiutuie and ft Hemibllcnu senator elected?" "I think there will ho im extra session, nnd that a Republican will ho eloctod. but hot un til after March I, it will biilm.iuitant fnr tbe Republican tuliave a urntectl-e turllf Sena tor from Kentuik). Hradley.who seems to have been llshlliK for the posl'lnn, sees he has nn chance, und Is conscciuentb In no hurry to call uu extra session. Hut n soon as ho ar range with the McKinley maiiuirers for a good soft 1 ertlt, he will cull thu Leglsiutuie to gether nil I let them havo il Senntor." "What abutil the rnund-uionov Democrats?" "The only danger ol the dissolution of the sound-monoy Democratic nntuiilzatlou He In the prospect that there will ho such n clampr nn the part nf the innnufiif luring trusts fnr In creased and Inordinate protection as tu forco ull tho Ddinociats Into ono solid, compact body, shifting the Issue frnm sound money to pro tection, amalgamating ull disintegrated ele ments, and bringing together tli t which has lieon torn asunder. You will have scandals zrowlng out of the creed nf tho nrntecled Inter ests that will (111 the iicwcnabers before July, superseding every other sensation." Yellow Fever nnd Smnllpox tn Cuba, Washimiton, Dec. 30, Sanitary Inspector D, M, Hurgess, U. S. M. II, S In a report to the Marine Hospital bcrvico on smallpox nnd yel low fever In Cuba during tho first two weeks In December, says that nearly all spreading ills ensos hive Bomevvhat diminished, exeunt smallpox, which has increased. During the week ending Dec. IT there wero (100 deaths In Havana, fifty-five caused by yellow fever, with about 160 new cases; flfty.scven small pox, with ftOO new- rues; the nmninder by other causes. Fifty-two nf the fifty-five deaths lrmn yellow fever wero nmnng Spniiieh foldlors. At other points In Cuba these ills, cases huv e prevailed, but hot near tho extent ns at Havana. Win fftvor' every vt lidi'o lie- pjrnnBi cnuso thoy nre so easy to take, ln n 8 W bo Rendu yet reliable, In fact Is yKjjP perfectly satisfactory as n B w family cathartic. Curo sick headache, till ,Iousnesa.jntHgcstlou, nausea, bad taste. SSc. Compare JTZj our Frock ,iFs& Coats with V JV&A kA those from ' lZMM high - priced LJJ. m Jf. tailors. NojjCjJ:;fr1 difference jf .'ydyy except the"n I , ,U money you i I , pay out. I I ; A Ready for N Uj nL--' immediate jl I T wear. A il I L, graceful, iVV shapely, per- &r ) fectiy put-together garment. Coats and vests prices : Of Thibet and Llama Goods, $25 to $35. (Some of Ih: vests cut double-breasted). Of Wors:d Diagonals, $14 to $20. Fancy Vests, $4 lo $7. Fine striped and plaid Trousers, $5, $6, $7, $8 & $9. Delicate tints Scarfs, 50c, 75c & $1. HACKETT, CARHART & CO., 2 f Corner Uroadway and Canal Strut. Stores! J6J-367 Uroadway, belo w Chambers St. Open thin Eve.ninq. A'AVAL STATION AX GIBRALTAR. Orent Xlrltnln Conntructtap; Formtdnble Works to Protect It from Attnek. Wakiiinoton, Dec. 30. Attention has lately been directed by tho Hrlttsh Admiralty to tbo necessity of greatly cnlnrging the docking and coaling facilities for Its British Mediterranean fleet, and a programme has been completed which contemplates making Gibraltar one of tho most Important nf her outlying naval stations. The continued Incrense of battle ships nnd crulsors of formidable dimensions makes It necessary, the Admiralty finds, to enlarge the docking capacities at a number of stations, so that ships of the largest size can be readily docked without the delay incident to sending them to ports remote from their stations. Gibraltar It one of the coaling stations which is now receiving tho attention of the Admiralty, owing to Its deficiency In dock and other accom modations for the refitting of warships, and Its lack of protection against attacK from the sea, Malta for years has been tho chief Ilrltlsh naval station In southern r.urnue and will continue to be the most Im portant in the eastern part of tha Mediter ranean, but It it now proposed to make Gibraltar not only a formidable fortress, but a naval station, thoroughly protected, where ships can be safe In an emergency and receive all necessary repairs. The construction of these formidable works has already begun, with the employment of about 4,0011 workmen of all classes, who are kept at work under the special charge of superintendents sent out from Eng land by the Admiralty authorities, who control everything connected with this Important work. The estimated oost of tho project is several mil lion poinds Merlins; and at least five years will be consumed before it Is completed. RJ.V. M'ALPIS'S LAST REVIEW. Ills Official Farewell In (he Thirteenth JXeclnaent Armory. Major-Gen. E. A. McAlpIn. whose office as Adjutant-General of the State of New York will expire at midnight to-night, held his fare well review in the Thirteenth Keglmtnt Armory in Ilrooklyn. last nigiit. The regiment paraded ten companies of sixteen hies front. After the military exercises had elided theof i cers had n banquet in the dining room of the armory. Dancing followed. Ilnrtie French. Saratooa SriiINas. Dec. 30. In Bethesda Kplscopal Church at high noon to-day Miss Georgiaim French, one of Saratoga's social favorites and daughter of Gen. Winsor B. French, was united in marriage to John An drews Harris, Jr.. of Chestnut Hill, Philadel phia, who Is Assistant Treasurer of the Girard Trust Company of that city. Tho prevailing decorations of the church and tho bride's resi dence wero of holly and mistletoe. Tbe bride was handsomely attired and was given away by ber father. The bridesmaids, who wore gowns alike, were eight in number and Included Miss Julia Metcalfe of Cold hprlng-un-the-IIudson, Miss Anna lfichards of New Haven. Miss i;il7a beth Hams of Chestnut Hill, Miss Sarah Grif tln of HutTulo, Miss Caroline T. I.ane of Troy. Miss Kleauoi Kalbllelsch of Ilrooklju. Miss Mary J. Totter of Ocnevn, and Miss Emma btrong of .Saratoga springs. The ushers were Francis Stevens of Hoboken, Charles Giiinniey of Germantown, I'a.: George Sergeant of New York city, Joseph Voolston of fiermantown, Arthur II. Shepard nnd Winsor II. French of Saratoga Springs. Charles Cow perthwattof Chestnut Hill acted as best man. The Hov. Dr. John Andrews HarrK rector of St. Paul's Church, of Chestnut Hill, I'a.. and father of the groom, performed th ceremony under an immense bell of bnllv. and the Ht. Kev. William Crosaelllloane. lllshopof Albany, read me marrlago service In the chancel. A wedding breakfast was served forthe Intimate unmarried frleniH of the contracting parties. Mr. and Mrs, Hnrris will reside on Hex avenue. Chestnut Hill, I'a. Seeley Tuttle. Miss Florence 'luttle. daughter of the late Austin S. Tuttle, and Clinton Ilarnum Seeley were married jesterday afternoon In Trinity Chapel. The Hev. Dr. William II. Vlbbert, the rector, performed tho ceremony at 4 :U0 o'clock. The bride wns given away by her cousin, Sidney Clark, with whom she entered. She looked very pretty In a rich whito satin gown with frilllngs of embroidered chiffon nnd lace, and pearl embroidery. Her voluminous tullo veil was caught with a hiudrau of orange blossoms, and her boucjuet was composed nf lilies nf the valley. Miss Tuttle attended her Bister as maid uf honor. Miss Fannie Seeley, u cousin of the bridegroom. Miss Anna Hies. Miss Ango Flicss, and Miss Lizzie Roble were the bridesmaids. They wore pretty costumes of white peau de sole with trimming of red velvet and satin, and carried bunches of red roses. Herbert Seeley attended his brother as best man, and the Messrs. II. A. Bergman. Edwin Dclnoy, Mnrsnall Itishop, Wilson Marshall, and I.ouls Ugdeu nf this city, and Clarence Hamil ton of Orange, N.J. , were the issuers. A re ception followed the church ceremony at the home of tho bride. Ill West 'Ihlrty-seventh street, I.nndln Doerr. Miss May Estella Doerr and Clayton II. I.andls nf Lancaster, I'a., were married last ovenlng In nne of tha handsome drawing rooms at the Waldorf, which was trimmed for tho occasion with white roses, carnations, and exotics. The ftev. Dr. J. Mitchell of Lancaster 'performed the ceremony ut K o'clock. The bride Is tha only duuehter of John 11. Doerr, whn gave her away. She was arrayed in whllo sutln with point lace, tulle, orange blossoms, and diamond ornaments. Mls)'ornenu llccnnienC'ountess Ht.Mnarlce SPltiNOFirt.n, III., Doc. 30,--Mlss Grace Vir ginia Corneau, daughter of Mr, nnd Mrs. Wil liam II. Corneau, wns married last evening to La Comte do Jolleaud St. Maurice of I'.irls, The Count and Countess left for Chicago on the midnight train. From thero they will go lo Montreal, Canada, Thence they will go to Now York, from which city they will sail for Paris. ttny Walton, MinnhETOWY N. Y Dec. 30. Mr. Murray Kay, a civil engineer connected with the West Shore Kntlrnuil, and Miss Helen Wadswortli Walton, daughter nf tho late Lieutenant Waller Wultnn, IT, S, N , and a leading yniiug society Indv of this cil "ere wedded In drace Kpiscn pnl Church thl' afternoon by Ihe Itev. Dov Id .1. Evans, Mr. und Mrs, Kay nill reside In Kings ton, N, V. I.urluH Cnrevv. London, Dec. Mr. j.'t y, Lorlng of Ilns ton, Muss., was iiiirrled In this city this morn ing to Miss Caroline PoleCnrew. The ceremony was performed m t. Peter's Church, Eaton stiuurc. Cabmen' -IrlUe llreuklns l'i. The New York la'1 "tnpany opened the West Fifty. third street si 'hies yesterda) .making live stables in running nler. Though thero was not a stampede nf i' ' strikers, several nf them returned tu work, a there were bi Id urea t hut the strike Is break - "P-, The strikers spent the day holding meitu;B. Issuing circulars, and starting all kinds v! rumors about the employers. JURY EXEMPTION FOR $5. HIE OFFEB MADE ETA CLEnit o Kr HIE COMMISSIONER OFJORORS. . Salnnn Keeper Krebn flladlr Accents 15, It Clerk Thompson, After Hmk us t. '' munated, Benraled aloTinx lllrvntea K Trnlo.nUtlie KllkorilH I.lrs to i:c.p, ft K WHHam Thompson, it clork In tho office of W tho Commissioner of Jurors, was arrested In EL Tremont yesterday for accepting a brlbo from W Saloon Keeper Haymond Krcbs. Ho was ro- ; manded In Morrlsanta Court, and on the way . gt' back to tho police station he risked Ids UU f In attempting to escape from tho policeman 1- who had him in charge Thompson Is 27 years (JX old, and lives at UBS Kast 134th street, Hr Word was sent to Capt. Price about .1 n'clook li ', in the afternoon that a subpeonn server was i going about Tremont saloons offering to give JT citizens immunity from Jury duty at $5 each. P Strecant Cooper sont Policeman nildebrandt T out In citizens' nlothcs to hunt tip tho man. Us found h'm In Rnymond Krcbs's saloon at 747 I ' East 177th street. Thompson told Krebt I; that he had a notice for him to appear and It qualify for Jury duty: thon he called for a Jfi drink. Ovor a social glass with Krebs, Thomp- ly, son deplored the annoyance that jury duty ji wns tn business men. Krebs agreed with him, r1 nnd gnvo some good reasons why It was espe- j dally annoying to him. il "It might be fixed," said Thompson, "bat J it would cot romothlng." S "How much?""a?ked Krobs. "y4 "Five dollars would mako me forget to sir you," said Thompson. I Krebs poeled a five-dollar bank note off I a big roll taken out of tho cosh drawer and M handed It over to Thompson. Tho latter looked J"1 hungrily nt tho fat roll, and seemed chagrined 1 that he had not charged a largor foe. 1 "Just lot me see that subpoena. I'd like to so 1 what It looks like," said Krebs. 'J Thompson oullod a big pack ago of Jury no- jk ticcs out of bis pocket, and searched through i?'' thorn for ono for Krobs. Thoro was none in jf tho bunch. ' 8 "I think you aro a swindler," said Krebs, il nnd Policeman Hlldobrandt laid his hand on 11 Thompson's ohouldor. OS "I guess you had bettor taxo a walk around flj to tho police station with me," ho said. Tho prisoner thrust the fl re-dollar noto he I had Just rcrclved from Krebs into his mouth, chowed It a moment, and swallow od It bofors yk Hildcbrnndt could provant thu disappearance ii of tho evidence. Telling Krebs to come nlong I as a witness, Illldebrandt tnok his prisoner J around to the Rtutlon. Sergeant Cooper telegraphed to tho Commis- Wu slonor s ufllco an Inquiry about Thompson, F fl "Yen. he Is employed here, but be is ' U out serving Jury notices," was the answer. Ths n Scrgoant promptly replied that Thompson V, was a prisoner, and would be sent to Morris- V aula Court, telling why. is.ijjs Thompson has been employed In tho otUco nWnVi of tho Commissioner of Jurors for several vRi months. Formorly he was subpeena Borver V."f) for thu District Attorney's office, and at one) y Li. time ho was steward at tho Tombs. He has H been well known among politicians for sev j:B eral j ears. Jacob Seabold. Tammnnv leader in the Thlr- M tv-fourth Assembly district, and Joseph P. Henneesy. Commissioner Haflen's secretary, went to tho Morrisanla Court to seo the prls- K oner. Thompson had been drinking heavily, m and acted as if he did not comprehend what ht) M was about, sanaf, "Get ball for mo at once. It Is utterly im- OH possible to remain here all night. You know w my who is in ucncnio mauu, anu may oe in m even now," he said, when he saw Mr. Sea- bold. He treated the charpe against him as I if it was not of the slightest conseauence. After Thompson hod been remanded by Mag ,- t lslrate lirann, Messrs. Ilcnnessy and Seabold '' accompanied prisoner and complainant to the) m IStlth street station of the Suburban elevated B road. The station occupies the spa:e between the tracks, trains passing on each sldo of It. iff A crowd of passengers were awaiting tho down I train wnen tberlarrlved. The officials, with 1 .he prisoner In tho middle, formed a separate) I group while awaiting a north-bound train. A 1 south-bound train, with Conductor Anthony in JJ' charge, arrived first. Most of the waiting pas- -raw i sengers boarded It. The train had started lltf andpralned considerable headway when Thomp- HaV son broke from the group. Jumped on the eteD "fl of the first car. and tried to open the gate. Ha f would h"ve been thrown from his narrow foot hold had not Conductor Anthony held him J, and, throwing open the gate, dragged him on nrflaar- tbe car platform. Policeman Illldebrandt IVlflMl' sprang on tbe platform of the second car. The tHJ) shouts of passengers and trainmen caused the I ! engineer to stop the train about twentv feet u IflxUt beyond the station. Bv this time Hllde- vfltt' hrandt had reached the first car and recap- JB tured his prisoner. He reached the Tremont HF station with htm without further adventure, vjfl; Thompson wllUbe again arraigned In Morris- T anla Court to-day. His friends believe bis I mind Is affected. I IIE SAID BLAXCO RVXXED IIIU. j vs The Arbitrators Award SI. Fnblnnl Nearly H 81,000,000 Indemnity. BrnxE. Dec. 30. The Swiss Federal Council B to-day rendered a decision In the matter of the W claims of the French merchant and shipowner, V! M. Fablanl. against Venezuela under the ad- 5 ministration of Blanco. Fablanl asserted that !t Blanco had ruined htm, and his claims for in- JF demnlty were submitted to the President of tbe I;? Swiss Confederation for arbitration In 1801, Ij The Federal Council In 1803 directed Prof. Vlr- ifS gile Hosscl of the University of Berne to exam- " ine the case and glvo a legal opinion of the i nctlon nf the Venezuelan Executive toward tbe I complainant, who demanded 58,000,000 franca 1 Indemnity. j '1 ho award promulgated by the Federal Conn- 5 ell to-day simply recognizes the fact that Jus- f,lj tlce was denied to Fablanl, and fixes the in- "i demnlty to bo paid to him hy the republlo of f Venr7Uela at 4,340,050 francs. The decision M solves n great many points affecting the rights T of nations, private and International rights and il civil rights, and gives exhaustive explanations. "' w The document.it is expected, will be of Inter W uatlonul value, i.J STAMfWLOFF'S ASSAS8IXS. &L Two of tbe Men on Trial Convicts, and Ba. 'jW, eelve Very l.lEht eientences. aj Sofia. Dec. 30. Tho trial of Tufektchleff, jf Atzoff, and Georgleff, tho alleged assassins of jljf ex-Premier Stnmbuloff, which has been la ?jl progress hero for sovcral da) s, was ended to- tiM day by the conviction of Tufektchleff nnd can Atzoff and the acquittal of Georgleff. Ths IrSX convicted men were sentenced to three years' ," Imprisonment each. The light sentences 1m- Jf posed have caused no surprise in view of the tJ,Ti unconcealed bias of tho court In their favor. X.H Tiifektclileff was formerly au employee in the ? Ministry of Public Works, nnd Atzoff was the "flj coachman who drove Stambuloff from his club BJ to the place where he was set upon by assassins flj on July 1,1, 1SIIS, dying three days Inter. Geor- ,-ifl? gleff wns formerly a servant of Major Panltza, W- who was executed at the instigation nf Slam- ! biilotf for ulleged conspiracy against tbe Gov ' eminent, Jilnc Alexander nnd Ilia Father Mnke TJaa. Ilr.I.cntAiiK. Dec. . '10. -A reconciliation between 'j King Alexander uf Servia and bis father, ex- i King Milan, has been effected and ex-Kins ff Milan will shortly return to Belgiade to reside. vj: 1 he comlngof Milan to Belgrade will cause ex- "-n ljueen Natalie, the wlfo of the ex-King nnd a mother nr King Alexander, to take her depar- W turn from the capital, the relations of tho royal ft couple nut being even of a friendly nature, 61 slermnnv Won't Accent the Chlneno Ambns- li sailor, (Y& Br.iti.iM, Dec. 30. The Xorth Otrman GattUe lj confirms the statement thnt Germany refuers rfw tn accept tho newly appointed Chinese Ambus- -elU sudor. The refusal, tho llazttte says. Is based f upon persunal and ustentiul teasons. jl I)r. Klzul Hbot by the (Spanish. "' Manila. Dec. 30. Dr. Itlzal, who is asserted 1 tn have been the promoter of tho revolt against :f B Spanish authority In the Philippine Islands, and m vvl.uwns somo lima since returned to Manila la from Barcelona nt the request of tbe military 1 Judge, was shot un the -'Hill Inst, III An engagement between the Spanish forcet tt and Insurgents in the vicinity or Pulnao re- Tl suited in the defeat of the insurgents, whn. It it jt said, imt ,'HIO men killed. The date of the en- fi giigcinent is not given. fl Tin: t'i;i,i:nitATi;i) ull llcillls tliu List ill tint -gtB IlllilicHl-Grnilo IMiiikih, B A I'" ION. 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