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W GOMEZ AND TnE SPANIARD.
m reporter nonoTiPs hxpersenos B j.v rv; jm rior gamp. Wm Ills (stormy Interview with the laearcent Cant- mnndor lie Was Caart-iMartJaled, A fl quilted, una UtM la Writ It Ba Tha Talk I I That II U4 with sresslaat MeKlaler. , Ma nil ID, Fob. 23. Kl Liberal published yea- I te rd y " long telegram from BeDor Morote, 1U wnr correspondent in Cuba, giving an account of hl experience while a prisoner In the. hands of the Insurgents. Tho public- hero Is not In t lined to bcllovo nil that Morote says, or, rnthcr, hII that Kl Liberal attributes to him. Kvcry loir tu Madrid knows that this nowspapor, al though republican, has of lata been In closo touch with l'rcinlir Canovas In everything ro k curding tho Cuban question. The Hpanlsh l'rciiiler has hail no supporter warmor Uian Kl I l.ibtmltot his schcaio of reforms. The proposed reforms having so far failed to Induce tho Cuban Insurgents to enter Into negotiations for peace, tho )llcy of tho Cablnot and Its orgnns'now Is to say that ull Cubans of high social standing would willingly ncccpt tho projected reforms, but nri prevented from doing so by Ucn. Maximo (lomcz, nhure will Is supremo among tho Insur gents. Moroto's despatch was, accordingly, I worded with the greatest caro, so that It might i onvejr n favorable Impression upon the pcopto Iiitc. Hut tho Spanish aro becoming lncred i,lnu. They ennnot understand how, If Maximo (louicx Is I ho autocrat depleted by Moroto, tho 1 latter could so easily cscnpo doath, despite the alleged manifest deslro of Gomes that this pun I Ishniciit should bo Infllctod upon htm. Nclthor I tan any one here bo made to bellovo that men of talent and promlncnoc, such as Moroto says ho saw It) the Insurgent ranks, and whoso names ho gives, thould submit to tho despotic will of n " foreign adventurer " when nothing prevents them from desortlng him. Another thing which Is rather obscure in Moroto's story Is the reason which Induced him to ro to the Cuban camp. Did he go merely ns a sewstmpcr correspondent who wlshod to soo things for himself and break the monotony of flen. Wejlcr's olllclal reports! Was ho an egent of tho Spanish authorities In Cuba, charged with tho mission of Investigating tho actual feeling of the Insurgents with regard to the reform t Would Marcos Qarcta, tho famous Miyorof S.inctl Splrltus, havo dared to provldo hlui with letters for l'resldont Clsneros and other Cuban ofltclals had ho not been duly au thorized to do so I How was It that Marcos (Inrcla was not court-martialed I Everybody knows that, not for writing to Insurgents, but (Imply for receiving letters from them, many a person hai been deported to tho Spanish penal settlements In Africa. Acionllng to tho despatch Tdoroto was for a week a prisoner of tho Insurgents, court tnnrtlaled nnd acquitted. On Feb. 10 he left tfsnctl tfplrltus with a pass Issued by the Span ish Ocnrral Luquo, authorising him to visit forts 1'lco Tucrto and Alonso Sanchez. Three miles from tho city limits his guide told him, " hook out now. Wo uro already In Cuba Libre." Scarcely had ho uttered the words when an In- surgent furco appeared and seized Morote. This I happened near the bouso of tho guide. El riiuchl. The ofllccr in command of tho Insur gents allowed him to remain there over night, pending the arrival of his chief. There was ij r.othlng to eat. Tho house was a miserable hut. t I 1 ho guide's family consisted of his wife, who una out In tho yard preparing some coffee, and llithltdmi, ono crippled and Idiotic, all naked I nit aiming about with several hogs. Moroto lotted I ho night as bent he could In u hammock. Kxrly in the morning ten more Insurgents ar- tiTedul tho house. Later a few paclfiros camo I nil warned them that Spanish troops were ap- touching, hearing w htch thoy all hurriedly left ' I lie place. Moroto thought then of making his ' crape, but the sudden return of the insurgents ' presented him. lie was soon after taken to the ' lamp ot Manaquila, which was occupied by ' JhMcndo Osrclas band. Here Morote says: ' " 1 sent wurd to Marco Onrcia, Mayor ot (una I rpirltu. Informing him of what occurred. I or the purpose of procuring my liberty and also ' ol providing mo with the means of Investigating t thoclfcctof reforms upon the Insurgents, Mnr- . i ui llsrcla sent me letters addressed to I'resl- i i mt Clsnerrx. to Severe linn. Minister of flt i Hnnner. to llrlgadicr JosA Miguel Domez, nnd , . r I" other luijiortant men In the would-be Cuban jciniMIc 'Mn these letters Marcos Oarcia said: 'Tho object of Ibo reforms Is to reach an understand ing which may savo tho moral and the material Interests of the country. You will never obtain ltivlleges for Cuba by force of arms.' A sug t.itt Ion was nisdo In the letters that I would willingly speak to Maximo Uomez. "Tho letters having been sent to their destl pillon, tho tlrst reply I received was from tho Minister of Klnnnce, rlorero Una, who sold that I ho only aspiration of the Cubans was to see their island free; that I would be taken before Msxlmn Gomez: and. Anally, that a safe conduct would ho given to me upon my return. "It took two da)s to do nil this. While in It'clrcamu the Insurgents requested mn to road i to them the opinions ot Castelar, Pi y Margn.ll, ' Mnrct, Comas, Valero, and others upon dlplo- initio action In Cuba, as published ln an extra l.uoot El Liberal, of which I had a copy. They i. II praised Castelar's declarations opposing American intervention, and thoso of Ply Mar la ' Mil urging tho Oovemment to establish Cana dian home rulo In Cuba. (Extracts from these I articles printed In Tux Hux about a month ago.) " In conversation with mo the Cuban oftlcers ,l privately said they wero willing to accept a. autonomy as tho basis of a compromise I- " Meals at tho camp consisted of roast meat, - when It could be had, and sweet potatoes, with f . out bread or wine. When I was taken nrlsonor I tore up (len. Luaue's safo conduct. This pre caution saved my life. ,,"Wn Feb. 12 ' started with an escort toward Maximo Uotucz's camp, on the cattle farm Bar- rnnconrs, where wo arrived on the afternoon of tho next day, The Cuban GcneraltsMmo wore a dark blue uniform, cap, nnd riding boots. Ills Insignia consisted of three stars on tho collar of bis tost. He looks very old, but strong. He has a whlto mustache and leard. His nickname of Chlno Vlejo well becomes him, for he certainly bus all the appearance of an old decrepit Chi- P"1"-, '" temper Is terrible, brutal. On enter ing his tent I bowed to him familiarly. This 4 dialogue followed: r, " ' Who aro you V a 'An enemy. I am a 8panlsh newspaperman.' 'l ; Are you coming to save the country I' vJb8 liberties which Spain bos conceded to Cuba may savo the Island from ruin.' M let me notify you that you aro n prisoner of war. You will suffer tho consequences of I, having fraudulently penetrated Into tho Cuban I ; 'I m at your orders.' Hsylng this I was going to withdraw, when, I facing rae, Maximo Gomez said: 'If i . olgn a declaration recognising tho Indopen- d'.l.',tf.0' Cuba: otherw Isa you will be shot.' ou may shoot mo.' Here Maximo Gomez's wrath burst forth. After offering mo all sorts of 'mults and affronts he ordered tho chief of his ). iscort. tho so-called Lleut.-Col. HernaM Itoza, D. I" "Old ma as a prisoner, incomunlcaito, with 8. Mntrles to watch mn. I was then subjected ton, scrupulous acarih. All my personal effects wero ill ft"?1, '"'lulling tho copy of El Liberal and ,Z I'tter from Sevoro Plna authorizing mo to Z f0"" to Omuez's camp. Pinn, with tho other S.wut,"r1 of "10 insurgent Government, had wno Uik to CumagUey, and so I could not havo ' protection. "" . ' louipllnnco with tho orders of tho Goner- wmimo, nolxxly add reused n word to me, I was ib, 1 i, rw .' co"ldriil its sentenced to death. Homo " A JJjVJ'JjJ""'' with curiosity, others seemed to J Wp ,,','. '"il'l liefore, my precaution In tearing 1 "pu-Luruo's iHisssiirwl mo from deatli, for t I r "' '""in e inula now bo found that I hadcomo I ih. i """)' from th Government to propose to I rtforniV,rKt"U "' ncccPtun(:o ot tho I'rojcctcd I n,.?,jr, ".rBl depoiltlon was taken nt 8 o'clock i I rJ1,."1"1''. Outiiy waytotho tcntof llrigadler I im'"k" -,cdcz Cnpota I passed by tho entire I !?f r!"'n.t ''... Iho band played tho 'Mar- ' 1 iili,,M''i Vr' Slender Cdpoto. who was n - 1 ",,j,,'lI1.fl' Inlversllyof Havnna,recolvod tf I ?i., !l,""lllon.11Vhlch took until midnight to In I w't,i:'l'",,,",llrdtiittnv sheets of paper. I told 5 I h h.Vi'.i l.""1'1 UM ' nn '" from ill M )n,;i"ilMiGicrniuent, nnd had come merely rr m iiUJS. ,V"r;M," ' Itncsslng scenes of tho war nis '!;ohJt the ftnurgt'tits. iAf,1t'r"'0l'eJ'oltlonI went to sleop. Early I L !!, ii,."orVinK w"wukotiod by tho buglera I "'1'1 ' ' roMlllo. Tho ramp win then ' I ft,?., ':il0'lll0''iTIirt of tho estate. I could seo i. H ,J,'Vl.'i',lnl"iirgenl forces theroronBlstod of J imi l"i''"LH' "len n" cavulry, four uinnon, I un;l!rpKlo thrower. The horsos wero good i- 9 well ,!'' ","" ",?r?Bl we dressed and fairly ind 1 ?. "', "'Ji'lpl'"!. Al tho artlulcs they wore, such ih,. , ,l?:i.,r"lw,M-,',H cartrldgo cases, as well as "' I tlill,',,r,r',''.BtheinsoIves,caiiiofroHilho liisur atX U u,m7."I',,,",(""'"'Jcy. Homo negro soldlors (ur,ltl",'1""lU',","i,, Iilc'I'llno is rigidly en- '".'.SS'l HiroiiKh hlood and llro. - W v,.,i'!,u T!1 "' "'ternoon of Sunday, Fob. 14. M nl .1', lo,"i':S "jrlvotl ut tho new camp, und I .! tfMl ".".".""j'llfiieil before a council of war. made up W l',.i .i.i'',"l!'J' c'Miole, President, and IlrlgndlorH si ..'(""'''"liMAgrauioiito, and Llouu-Col. Ca- ' ,i V Vl'Mrr .Vnii'ond'is ncted ns socrotary. lu 7, '.M", KretfB ,l0 'Androde, a fonuir & M ,,ihllr",u.f h Court of Appeals of llavun. ,r' I llr1,.,r"',ri,0J,,i,5C0,,ncll" Th0 Prosecutor was "'' M I X1 '''t? A,CI"'i. """I Col.Alberdl wasmy " I in. t! 1'"' """'on wns held under a. selbi i,, . pwnilor Aleman charged mo with bc V I ,.m '' " V10"''! vlco ol tho Hpanlsh Govern M . . liinileelniiiatorv st)le ho spokn of tho 3 the .V'tt1'" ( V "".' 'ieo;,u '""' of no causes of .aV I , siJnr: Uo ,','M '' ho regretted to Imvo to X Mk ibetounill to sentence me todoatb, but that sssssssMJSaitlrlJi 'SjrlrWtiV -kv -r :y . .-? - f IT theWoodofMaxteioaoaest'iicm csdlod for re- "Col. Alberdl.my counsel, proved that t was not a spy, since I hod coma to their oamn with a permit from their Minister of Finance 7hen he finished speaking, I said s few words In my be half, and could seo that with the exception of tho negroes overybody was in favor of my ac quittal. " Tho council reserved its decision nntll tho next day. During tho night I was visited by Abron, Agramonto, Alberdl, Caneda, Duque, Negro, Alvarez, nnd Otarra of tho sanitary corps! Capoto, Freyre. and Vllluendos of tho juridical corps; Guerrln, FerminValdos.Gutlor- fez, Primolles, Iatnrre, Mendoza, Hanches Mo Ina.Tabel.MiguelVarona.Keguora.MacIa.Pinnr, Torrlente and Gomez del ulmo. Nonoof theso darod say anything against Independence, for fear of Maximo Gomez, whd proclaims it under penalty of death; but all said that it reforms had been given lnduotlino war might possibly havo bcon averted. Allsnokoof Spain with en thusiasm, for hatred Is felt by Maximo Gomez alone. Martinez Campos was greatly pralsod by them and pointed out aa tho only man who can savo Cuba. All tho young men In the band belong to aristocratic families of Havana. "At ila break on Feb. 1C tho council's son tenco was announced to me by Freyro. I was acquitted. All congratulated and embraced me. saying that thoy would never cause an abyss ot hatred to ho opened betweon Spain and Cuba. "When I was about to depart tho American, Col, Gordon, came to mo, and, pointing to his rifle, said: "' with this I wounded tho chivalrous Gen. Echagtle at tho Ilubl Hills.' ' Finally nn escort led me to Sonctl Sptrltus, whero I arrived after a march ot fourteen hours, during which I could not get anything to cat." Honor Moroto. tho Spanish Journalist w ho told tho atiovo story of his cxnerionce. Is now on his way from this port to Havre. While In New l ork ho refused to say anything for publication ; but he spoko freely upon Cuban nffnlrs to n gen tleman with whom he had a long conversation In Washington. Moroto said then that in his opinion reforms would not In tho least affect the course of the war, as the insurgents, without distinction, were tnoro determined than ever to continue lighting for Independence, which Is quite different from tho opinions he appears to havo cabled from Havsua to Kl Liberal. As our Madrid correspondent suggests, Kl Liberal' version of what Moroto said may havo boen written expressly to please Premier Canovas. It Is learned that while In Washington Softdr Moroto saw Presldont MoKlnley, but could not elicit from him odoflnlto answer to any of his Sucstlons. Ho also wished to seo Secretary of late Sherman, but Seflor Dunuy do Lome dis suaded him from doing so, saying: " You will lose your time. You will hear from that hog nothing but absurd things about Spain." Uupuy do Lomo showed Moroto a despatch from Gen. Wcyler asking for n quantity of kero sene nnd remarked; "This must surely bo to aid his torch's work. Morote is quoted by his Washington friend as having summed H the situation for tho Spanish In Cuba In these words: " Nobody is willing to light, and all steal who hao an opportunity to do so." ricTonir.s for the patriots. ilea. Carctm Capture m Vmne Supply or Amu aad Ammanllton. Havana, March 10, via Tampa, March 11. Ileports aro received from Manzanlllo about an other serious engagement near tho Cauto HIver in which Gen. Garcia captured from the Span lards a large supply of arms and ammunition and mado 100 Spanish soldiers prisoners. Tho situation In the province of Santiago de Cuba continues to bo favorable for the Insur gents, and the Spanish columns have practically abandonod active operations In the Meld. They escort only tho convoys with provisions from ono fortified town to another, carefully avoiding any tight with the Cubans. Col. Vara del Roy has reported to Gen. Wcyler that It Is Impossi ble for the Spanish to movo In the province In columns less than 4,000 men strong. The Spanish guerrilla of Guannbano, Matan zas province, has been defeated there by the In surgent forces commanded by Gen. Dctancourt. Tho engagement was very hot and lasted four hours. The Spanish had tlfty-slx killed and the Cubans thirty-seven. Tho estate Carmen, nt Sabanllla, has been at tacked again by tho Cubans, who ransacked tho stores and dispersed tho garrison. Gov. Porset of Matanzas has sent eighty mora prisoners to Havana. They are accused ot being viantoot. Two hundred prisoners havo boenpro vlously reported as forwarded to Havana. They will he sent to the Island of Fernando Po. Senor Ln IUrrern, Chief of Police at Havana, will embark for Spain soon. Senor Porrua, Civil Governor of the provlnia of Havana, will also go to Spain. Ilntli functionaries are said to be In serious disagreement with Gen. Werler. Fonsdevlellu is committing new ntrocitiosat Guanubacoa. Soven prisoners yesterday wero taken out of the Jail and murdered half a mile outside the town. Fonsdevlella boasts of his crimes, and says that the more he Is attacked by the Cubans the more of them he will kill In order to provo that ho has the conlldenco of his Government. SEXOIl JIVIZ'.H DKATII. The Tragical Arralr mill OcetaplM tiea. !' Attenllen. Havana, March 11, via Key West, Fla., March 11. The Itulz Incident is still occupying tho at tention of Consul-Oeneral Lee. As already re ported, Spain has ordered a new Investigation ot the facts which led to Hull's death. Hut Con-ul-Oenerol Lee Is quoted us saying that ha does not clearly see how tho Investigation can be properly carried out, or how an Impartial trial can be held, since no witnesses will testify against Major Fondovlolo or the warden ot tho Jail. Personal friends of Gen. Len affirm thnt as soon as ho shall have settled all thn pending mnttors he has on hand and got them In proper tbapa be will resign and return to the United States. 3IVJIDER OP CHARLES OOI'.V. Ills Mather Will rile m Claim nr Damages Agalasl Mpaln. Kkt West, Fla., March 11. The mother ot Charles Govln, the American citizen who was murdered a few months ago by the Spaniards ln Cuba, will file a claim against tho Spanish Gov ernment, boforo tho Department ot Htato at Washington, asking an Indemnity for tho llfo of her son, Tho case of Govln Is clear, because notwith standing the official denial by tho Marquis ot Ahumadu that he was murdered, tho nvidenco collected by Consul Genoral Lee upon which was hasedOon. Leo's own oplnlou expressed loth Bccrotary of State Mr. Olney, proves that Govln was u victim of the burbarlty of tbo Spanish troops. More Troops for the Pnlllpplaf it. MAlinin, March 11. It has been decided by tbeOovernraent tosend lS.OOOnddltlonal troops to tho Philippines. It Is reported that Gen. Prlmo do Rivera, Cap-taln-Gonoral of Madrid, will bo appointed to succeed Gen. Polavleja as Governor of the Philip pine Islands, and thnt Gen. Ramon Ulanco, for merly Governor ot tho Philippines, will be ap pointed Captain (lenornl of Madrid. THE SHELDON MURDER TRIAL. aaramtug l'p for the I'roaeciitloa The Casa Ultra to the Jury. Aunun, N. Y March ll.-Mr. Wright to day concluded tho summing up for tho prosecu tion In the Sheldon murder caso. He said that when Sheldon was driven forth by bis mistress on tho night before the murder ho wanted money, and wanted It badly. He know that ho could not get It except on a mortgage, nnd that his wlfo would not sign It unloss sbo know for what purpoio ho wanted tho money, Thoro was only ono alternative, nnd that was to removo his wife from his path. That's what prompted him to commit murder. Mr. Wright then took up the chain of evldcnco nnd reviewed It link by link, and In closing ho urged the Jury to do Its duty conscientiously and In the fear of God; to seo to It thut no dis agreement occurred, and ho was certain they would tlnd tho defendant guilty as charged In thelndlctmont. The charge to tho Jury occupied nearly threo hours. It was then AiUU o'clock, and Mr. Drum tiiond wishing to mako a tow exceptions to the charge, a recess wus ordered until 7:30 o'clock. Upon reassembling those exceptions wero noted nnd tho Jury rutirnd to dellberato upon tholr verdict. At midnight tho Jury was still out. A Sl,000 riiio fur Ihe Iloehnway Ileaeh flail road. Justice Dickey of tho Supremo Court In Rrook lyn yesterday lined tho lirooklyn and Hocknwuy Ileoch Railroad Company 91,000 for tho viola tion of nn order obtained by Garrett 8. Ilrnlntod, enjoining tho company from casting refuse In the water near Hruisted's hotel at Cauarslo. Termer Watchman Jarka, Out or Work, UIIU lllmseir. Georgo Jocks, 40 years old, of 081 Stclnwny avenue, Long Island City, shot himself nt 11:30 last night, and died nn hour later. Ho had boon uut of work sliico his wlfo's death In last Decern bur. Ho was formerly a watchman. 'iitj ,7' ' -..'..r. Vn-'w ' '--y ,.?jl . L . . LETTERS ON MANY TOPICS. ran greater xjsrr tork. Urn Boaaaary Uat la Qaeeas Coanty Hoocrlbed a Hkiniag. To Tnic Editor or Tits Sun Sir: This Is tho official geographical designation to be found In tho first section of tho Greater New York bill, which became A law by the signature ot Gov. Levi P. Morton on May 11, 14001 "Allth municipal corporations, and part of mu nicipal corporations other than countlea, within the following ttrrllory, to wit t The county of Kings, tho county of Hlchmond, tbe city of Long Iiland City, ths towns of Newtown, Flushing and Jamaica, and that part ot ths town of Hempstead, In the county ot Qusena, whlob ta wratorly ot a atralght line drawn from the southeasterly point ot the town of Flushing tbroufh the middle of the channel between Ilockawny Beach snd Shelter lilsndln the couuty of (juecna, to the Atlautlo Ocean." Tbo throo most populous nnd important divi sions of tho future Greater New York, New York city, lirooklyn, and Statcu Island, havo tho samo official boundaries as the counties of New York, Kings, and Richmond, but tho irregularity of tho divisional lines ln Queens county has given rlso to somo misunderstanding and controversy and without prejudice to the realization of tho glorious project of n Greater New York may bo described as an amusing blunder. In tho llxltig ut geographical boundaries It Is customary among surveyors and civil engineers to draw linos of demarcation from given points which arc stationary, and linos thus drawn aro dotlnlto nnd permanent. Tho south lino of tho eastern boundary ot tbo Greater New York, how ever, Is "tho mlddlo of the channol between Rockaway Reach and Shelter Island." Thoro Is ancient authority for declaring that tho sands of tho sea aro constantly shifting, und any Now l ork pilot who would abandon for such occasion tho taciturnity of bis craft could toll any Now Y ork legislature that tho channels lit and about Now York Ray and on long Island aro con stantly changing. Vory recently thoro has lon such a change south of tbo lino of Sandy Hook, und It appears that since tho adoption of tho ratification of tho Greutor Now York proposition by a majority or tho voters to be nffocted by It, at tho election ut 18114, tho mlddlo of tho channel between Rockawu) Reach and Shelter Island is nut where It was at that tlmo. In other words, tho sad sen waves have shown no respect for tho nets ot the Albany legislature, tbo members of which adopted as tho southwesterly boundary of tho Greater New York a movable point. If tho Una draw u on so much of Queens county as Is on tho mainland north of tho Rockanay Rench Inlet remained permanent, the variance ot tbo southern boundary point would mako per haiui but llttlo (inference; but us tho " middle ot the channel" shifts, tbo straight lino drawn from tho southeasterly point ot tbo town of flushing varies, too, M that tho pe culiar and paradoxical result follows that thoso persons resident ulong tho eastern border lino of tbo Uuccns county town ship are alternately in and out ut tho future (Ircutur New York according as tho middle oint of tho channel between Rockaway Reach und Shelter Island changes. In fact, if this geographical designation Is permitted to stand, or moro properly, perhaps, permitted to shift, tho eastern boundary of tho future Greater New York will bn a lino subject to tbe changes of tho occin currents, and It will bo Im practicable to determine with exactness where tho Greater Now York onds and where the port of Uuccns county not Included ln It begins. This will bo a deplorablo oversight, moro es- Iieclally for such patriotic citizens of tho present lureus county as might ono day bo In tbo full fellovt shin of their brethren of the Greater New i ork, and tho next day find themselves oxcluded from official usoclatlou with thoso who hiul Men their follow-cltlzcns a day or two before. The matter is ono whtrb seems certainly to call for tho early attention of tho Albany Legisla ture, and which offers the surveyors and civil pnglnoers an opportunity they do not always have to distinguish themselves, and. Inciden tally, to honor their constituents. Nkw Yohk, March 11. Hahlem. Ileltaements ofModrrn Ittevntor Nerilce. To tiik EuiTOit ok Tiik Sf." Sir: In n tall down-town building tho other day I saw by tbe side of tbe clovutor shaft a notice that read tu this effect: "To stop tho elevator, push tho button. The car will not stop unless thus sig nalled. Tho object ot this rulo Is to Insure quick transit for tenauts of tho building." There wero two buttons one marked up, tho other down, and the usual Indicator showing thn location of the elevator nnd the direc tion In which It was travelling. Tbo buttons to signal tho elevator aro not new, but tbo nolico that tho car would not stop unless signalled in this manner wus new to me, and It seemed very- senalhlp. Many u tlmo a man stopping an olovatnr by catling mis calculates the speed at whkh It Is moving, uml tho car gets past before tho elevator man can stop It, He must go back a few inches or may be a foot. It must mako a delay of two or three second. With a dozen men In a car tbo lots of tlmo In tho aggregate might t half a minute to a minute. Stopping on signal ntily. the peraon waiting Is likely to press thn button early; bu doesn't havo to wait until tho car is where his volcoran bo heard; and the elevator man has ample notice, andean stop nnd get nway again without drluy. HiuXai. A .Vtldalfbt Kmrraeary Hall Company. To Tin Knrrou or Tin Hex .Vfr.- The recent wnoleaala tmmporutWn of Kstt market vitlt. ora to tho station houte hat ted mo to con. cluda that If tueh official course la Irzal tbe av. eraxa citizen will hare to arrante noma meant to pruteoi hlmtclf from ths discomfort that follows unexpected arrett. At flrtt It occurred to me to organise a aeeret fraternity tu which to admit some of our guar. d!aa, maintain an elaborate aystcm of pats. worda and signs to I used In such emergencies, but the plan ha, Ita ahoricotulncs. Ticketing rlseas under police survellUncn hat boan practised, tozither with obtaining tlpi front rtaquartert, hut with varying degrees nf sue ces. and cannot bo unreservedly reiointnenued. X would susesl the organisation nf a tall bom! company wltn a capital or about hair a million. Tbe business of thte company would consist In providing ball bond for peopla who do nut habitu ally retire lo and at their homes At, say, tu r, it. Ihesa bonds could xary In amouut. In elogani Cuoaterfleld uf the retail dry kooda house would rrqulro one ot IIUO ai an annual premium of S3, wnlle the tosnger of a fashionable hotel for the same percentaga must proeuro one for 1 1 u. 000. Tho bonds or curtltlcates might conMla a photo, graph and Idsntllleatlou, r.ih ths usual pnapnn accuracy. The comuany might mae special rale for famlllea and clubt.;bul tu no case should the bonds Iw tranaterrdble. Now. the sjstem will work In this wlset huppot ths police determlnn to rail a noli-l. 1 hers Kill be no necessity of a string of police charlnta and a cordon nf cops, bimply ctoao the doors tn the sev. era! dining roorai. ud. under Ihe superrlunn ot a Central Uffleo detective, the teterat cathlcrs might cotleet the emergency ball bonds, arter whtih the people might be allowed lo depart aud thn place closed. Tns next day all under airrat could appear at Ihs polios court, be discharged as they aro to-day. and the oonde cancelled, the force la not dlsnritaiilii-d, beats lore without police, nor the criminals whu maXo up society Incouvenlenced, and ths and of justice are conserved, II. r. Tbe Flremeii'o llrnevolrnt Aaaoelatlou. TotiikKditor or Tiik Hen Afr; l't-rmlt me to com mend Tux Si's for Its publication uf the Insult offered to tbo l'lre Hoard by tho Firemen's Mutual llenevolvnt Aasoclatlnn, aud to aay that the MRuelatlou Is not ro aiMiuslblo for this Insult, but only a few trailers In thn organisation, who, unfnrtiMiatrly, seem tu be better agitator than flremen. I wus a member of the ansa clutloa before 1 became an ofneor. Unas all right as a licnovolrnt organlsatlou, and 1 am sure nn had tho approval of Tux Kl'x, Thn prrseut condition of affairs in tho OKaoctatliiii, as ahown by the proposed amendmoiit to thn Comtl tutlon to expol any member fur speaking lo a Com mliiloncr about affairs In tho aAtuelatloii, disgusts tho older men uf tho service. The lender n III bring ntiout the destruction nf tho association unleaa they atop such conduct, aud In twhatf of the ufflcvra nnd ineiu tcra nf tho department 1 appeal to Tiik Ms tu point out to tho firemen tho bad effect nf having a secret nrttanUatlon aud uf lUtoiitng to ugltatnrs. I.lttle wonder Is It that Chief llonnor will have nothing to do with them. On scores uf occasions they have iiaased over his head with their complaints, and I have heard the leaders liuast nf tin foci that they onncd iinememlM-r uf tho tmard. This la Indeed do murallzlng to such a service iu nura. AcTiHd Cinxr or Hattai.ios. Kkw Voiik, March 10. Illaeltnnll'a Island. To tiik F.urroH or Tim Mix Sir: In the very In tercttlng pamphlet of ntty years ago ou the wealthy men of.' New York ell), printed In Iiik hex last Huudojr, I miles the following Hem ubotit my great grandfather, William Drayton, niaeawcll. Black aril, Pra) Inn guii,liim A brother of Wluow Unwell and ton or Mr. ilia, k well. who established the tlrst fouu try Iu tliuclt), whlcli wus at tho comer ut I'aual street ami liro.i.l. way, and a atoro ot Cuentle slip, and was sue. eeeded by one nf his sous, who It now deceased. lie made a fortune uud bouithl UlaekweU't Island, and thence Ita name. Drayton studied law under Mayor Madeline, but has never practised, I would like to make a few corrections to the above statements. The father of Wllllarn Drayton Illackwell nevr made a fortune. Its Inherited most of his money from bl fathert the balance of his fortune he ac quired by hia marriage witu Uaiy, duugnter uf Nathaniel Hazard. He did not purcnase Ulaekwell's Iilani1, n"r was II named utter him. Iu 1070 my Kreutgreat-great. great-great grand father, Hobert lllucxwell, married Mary Vanning. Capt. John Manulug (the father of llury) onned tue Island, widen was men known as Manning's Iiland. Upon his death tne Island was Inherited by hts dauhter, and tho nauis was changed to HliioKwell's, 11. t UAUakLL. likurtitp, March 11, V , , OPJSXA xir MCROPX. The zfem Werk, "MeMMar," try Bl and Bre tt eau m Disappointment la Paris. "Messldor," tho much-discussed and adver tised opera by Emllo Kola and Alfred Rruneau, lias Anally been produced at tho Grand Opera ln Paris. It Is said to havo been a complete fail ure, nnd various explanations ot this unex pected result havo been mod. The libretto, which Zola wrote, Is sold to have been citrcmoly poor, and certain features of tho production of the opera tended to damogo its chances of suc cess. Tho ballet question always comes up when a now work is dono at tho Optra, and with tho newer works It becomes dally moro and mora difficult. Even when the difficul ty has been satlfactorlly settled another trouble on this samo point Is almost certain to arise. Tho ballot master has tho ordinary and conventional ballet in sptto nf clforts to units It to tho story ut tho opera. This question is said to havo coiiio tip notably nt tho l'nrls pro duction of "Tannhuuscr" when tho ballet mas ter tried to mako tho ballot of tho first act tho samo sort of danco as tho ballets In tho other operas. MM. Ilruncnti and Zola arc said to lmvo struggled against tho Introduction of a bullet Into their work. When it was found to bo Inevi table, tbo ballot was Intended to represent tho strtigglo between consclenco und tho de sire fur gold. This foaturo of tho pro grumino turnod out to bo merely a trivial ballet In place of tho pantomlmo which tho au thors bud Intended. Muslu and significance wero both said to hove been lott In tho ballet master's conventional treatment of this episode. The Intermezzo to tho third act of tbo opera wns placed nt tha beginning, and this clrcumstanco bad tho effect of destroying tho particular sig nificance of that part of tho score. It proved impossible to uso it as ballet music under tbo treatment that tho ballet master gavo It, and only nt tho lust rehearsal was tho chango in tho form of the opera inado. Most of tho burden of tho failure of tho new opera Is laid on tho libretto, which Zola wroto htmsolf ln nccordanco with Rruncau's Ideas on tbo subject. In his ten prcccdingtiporas, "Loltcvo" and "L'Attaqtto du Moulin," Rrtinoau had used Zola's novels, but had hlmsolf mado them Into tho form of lyric dramas. For tho first tlmo, In "Mesuldor," their collaboration look on n now form, and Zola wroto tho libretto. Tho text Is said to havo been written In tho most unmusical proso. Zola's ndvlco to tho composer was to w rlto his own libretto, and It Is behoved that ln tho future Ilrmioati will heed It. M. Rnincnu's muslo for this latest opera was distinctly Wagnerian, and It was not of a suffi ciently inspired character to overcome tho dis advantages of tho libretto. Tho latter was n story of peasant life, nnd with n fow characters rovcalod tbo strtigglo of tho ;oor people In n min ing village against tho power of its wealthiest man, A peasant woman and her son; tho village proprietor, who had made himself rich by divert Imr Into his own land tho stream which brings gold to the town, nnd an ntinrchlst are tbe char acters In the threo acta of tho opera. MM. Ro tinud and Altnrcz and Mine. DoM'hnmps-Jehln, tho threo Uncut artists In tho opera lompany, were In the lending rfllos. ('amllla Krlaiiger, another muslo critic of Paris. Is thn composer ot a short opera tailed " Kvnunrlx." 'I ha sccno Is laid in Rrlttany, which Is for Franco tho land of tho fairy tale, nnd the action paxics in n ruined chapel on tho coast. The opera neems to lnu o been highly suc resxf til, und the composer, ns ono Introduced for the first tlmo to audience at thfOpcruComlquc, washiehl) praised for his work. Ho Is sala tn Iw as Wugnerlnn as Rrunrau. who, according to somo of the critics, has ttticd tho leil-mntir In his " Messldor " moro than any ut her composer. Turin has recently heard "Tristan and Isolds" for thn tlrst time, und the oern Is said to have aroused tho grcutest enthusiasm. Tosca-Nlnl, w tin was announced ns onu of tho leaders nf tho Maplesnn toiiipany last autumti, and Is already known here, wns tho conductor, tho success nf tho opera In said to hno been duu In a largo mcusum to thn lino work ut tbo orchestra, w bleb, tinllko the orchestras of most Italian theatres. Is a permanent IkkIj-, and tint engaged merely for particular seasons of opera. Tbo tenor was a Frenchman and the soprano nn Austrian. Tho jK-rformanie did not pass off without n disturb ance. The thc.ttro was darkened at tho com liiciicemtut, in accordance, with tho direc tions nf Wagner. This raised a protest from ittiumlK-rof tho spectator nnd those familiar with Wagner's works rcsiionucit with emphasis. There wua .in exUtod exchange of opinions from different parts of tho theatre, but the perform nnco finally went on with Ihe light Mill low and tho vktor) rested with tho Italian Wngnerltes. Tho opera will hosting this 5 oar In Rutiio, Milan, Florence and Naples. Other news from Italy Is not sorncmiruglng. When Verdi's "Ron Carlos" wax recently retired ut I.i Sinla, tho composer rearranged tho work Into a form which ho thought would assure It a popularity Iu nut sidu (oiintrlcs that had liithcrtu been tlosod to tho work. Verdi refused, after the llrst production, to allow tbo work to Ik repeated, ns the opera had been put ou the ntngo In null wrctilml fashion, It appears that ull the available money of tho establishment had Inten dcMited tint tuillut lulled "Siwrt," written by Manzottl, tho coimxinor and devisor of tbo fniiuiiiB "Kxiclslur." Ho used to bouM-getablo dealer, and later Ixiciuno connected with Ii Scabi. Thn ballet, for which the mo-t elalxiratu preparations wero made, the preliminary ex penditure huWiig been mure thin i5.Vl.tKh), was not wholly successful. Recently Ui Scalu guve no operatic icrtiiriiinnres for ulna da) s owing to tbo fact that nil of Its singors were disabled by colds. Rutin's " Metistofele." which Is better known outsldo nf Italy than In Its cnmimicr's own countr), has Iwon revhed Willi real sucxi-s In some of the Italian cities. Tho work has never recovered front llm IiImcs which greeted tho tlrst perfiiriiiiinie In Milan. All one-net opera ln Italy urn now measured by " On vallci In, 'and unless they are very bail. It is ciiHtiuiiiiry to hail every new work a n fecnnil example a good a this "peclmen nf Maerngtil's, Now "A Tragedy of tho Vintage," recently sung in Naples, Is acclaimed as gre.it as Mai-rngtil's tlrst opera. Tbo composer Is suiil to liiuu been called licfnro tha curtain Iwcho times. Masengni was lulled uut thirty three time durliitr tho tlrst performance nt "IAinUo Fritz." Mnncugii! told u recent Inter viewer lhal he had not us Jet written a lino of tho much udvcrllund "Iris, although ho says that It Is entirely Mulshed- In his mind. Iirnnk lolsou In 4'entral Park. I.llllnn Hnriisby, tho wlfo of it livery stnblo lecicr at i'2 West Sixty-sixth street, drank cor IkjIIo tit-Id with suicidal Intent nc.tr thoshcci fold on tho west sldo of Central Rark yestcrdoy morning. Shn took so llttlo Hint howuslna inndition tn bn arraigned in tho Yorkvillo I'olhe Court In thn afternoon. Her husband appeared In court und sold that sbu had been acting strangely since tbe death of n liahy a fortnight ago. Ho added that she had left hohlnd her at their homo u letter najlng lio might die. nnd providing for her funeral ex penses, rihn was commlttid to Itelluvito Hos pital for examination as to her sanity. I'roor Header Hill lllmseir Willi Una. Augustus F. Ooro, who wits formerly u proof reader on tbo Jlcralil, toinmlttcd sukldo nt hi homo at lllll West Nlnct -fourth street last night by Inhaling Illuminating gas, Ha bad been ill, nnd told his wlfo early In thn evening that hu would I hi better oil If lie wero dead. Ho left tlilHsciiteiuo written on a llp ot paper with n blue pencil: "Ho died und left no sign." A lirooklyn Woman Takes I'olaon. Mrs. Kllubeth Condon, 'Jll yonrs old, was found on Wednesday night lying on the Rldo walk near bur homo ut 117 l'ork atomic, Rrook 1) it, suffering from thouffects nf rnrlxillu mid, taken, ii Hiippiiscil, with suicidal Intent, Hho wns tiil.cn In tho lloinirop.tthlo Hospital, und, 11 U thought, will not nn over. Family troublu Is biipposul to bate ilrlruii bet- to tho act. si' a it ics h'tioM Tin: teleuuavh. Dr. John A. lllll of New York city has rrcelved a civil srrvli-o appointment as Junior physh-Un la the Manhattan .Stat Hospital at a salary of unu. (Inv, Ulaek rtterday ippolnted James D. fialtup of Clrmer. Chautauqua county, ns County Clerk of that cnunly Iu the pUee uf Victor A. Albro, de. ceaied. Tha Itast hide flood flnvrrnment Club of New York cllv wus Incorporate J wltn the becrstarr nf Klate )esierdar. Amung tne directors are Homer llrutn Jonet, utriir Arnnson, II, it, Cattatt, F.dwln A, Wahm, John liruoka l.cnvitl, hamuel Colgate, and Kdwsrd 1), Page, The resignation hf Metil. William IT. Btaytnn of thn First .Naval lutlolinn of New York, growing nut nf nhleli considerable talk of a disagreement la that cnniinund has been heard, nns accepted by Adji.aieu, lllliiiKhnit yeilrrduy. I.teut. Hlaytou for iiitIj terted In the United Slates Murine Curvs. Tno Stite Hoard nf Health )esinrday reeelvod an appeal fur thn abstement of a dug keuuet mala, tallied by II , ll..ltlielile at Itncnelle Pum, Now llachelle, Westchester count), Ths complainant Is Dr. K I. Dealy, whote resldeuee adjulua the ken. ii"l, He writes that be hat complained lo ths local Health Hoard, but uo relief baa been afforled. Attorney. Oeneral Hancock has bean notified that an application will be made tn theHpeolal Ttrm of the nuprom Cuurt In Mew Turk ou darch Is for tho appolntiunttt nf x receiver for the llrevoort Petroleum Company of New York, Ths petitioner ltAi.rsi.au J, Van Deienlcr of New York, whose, cured a small Ju lament against Uio company which has not been satisfied. Hlxly-two claims were yesterday filed with tha Court of Claims for dnmazes in premises"; aud property In Ihe tllla.e uf lonawanda, Erie coun tr. br overflow or water from Klllcolt 7reek, a tributary of 'Innananda Croix, the claims rants In sninuut from siuo.io j,ouu each, and.wlll prou. u'jly aggregate foU.UOU, CHICAGO BEAU CLUB. AN ORGANIZATION OF COOK COVNTT STATESMEN AND CONTRACTORS. Its I'alaae Methods at Entertainment In Its Day XThlakey fcy Ihe Barrelfal. Champagnn by the Tnar ut, and Mixed Drinks by tha Hegfnl Drank from Ihe Tin Dipper. Tho Dean Club was a political organization in Chicago during tho erection of tho City Hall and county building ln that city. No club boforo it and none after It could bo classed with IU Tho Bean Club was unique. To bo a member of tho Rcan Club was to bo a contractor or a purchasing ttgent for tho new buildings, or a County Commissioner or nn Aldorman of tho city. Ono of tho originators of the movement to form tho club, however, was tho lessee of a high board fence which Inclosed tho grounds. This fenco was uiod fur adver tising purposes. An ontlro floor of the McCormlck building, at the southeast corner of Dearborn and Randolph streets, was rented and furnished for Uio uso of ths members. It was under tho protection of tho Police Department and the Sheriff of tho county. When a new contract was to be lot or an appropriation mado tho club hold a session until tho ond desired wns reached. Tha club derived Its name from a contract which ono ot tbo members ot tho County Hoard log-rolled through another channel, by which the Ilrlduwoll, the city workhouso, was supplied with a brand of beans that would havo been bettor for fish than for human stomachs. Ono of tho men who had tho fonco privilege was also a member of tho County Uoard, and his partner, then a young man about town, Is now proprietor of a largo saloon and restaurant tn tho city. Hill board advertising was something new In Chicago at tho tlmo. and as this fonco In closed an entire block In the centre of tho town there was a spirited rush for tho most conspicuous places on tho fence, and tho prices for spaco wero sometimes fabulous. No con tractor on the buildings and tho contractors wore nil ln on tho ground floor, nnd together ever realized so much ln tho clear as tho lessees of this wonderful fence. No brotherhood ever stood together moro loy ally for tho advancement of Its own Interests thnn did tho Ilcan Club. An outsldo contractor bad no moro chance in a bidding than a cat with out claws would havo In Hades, which figure of Rpcoch was coined for this situation by tbo bril liant and crratlo Chicago lawyer, Kmcry Hlorrs. Finally tha finishing touchos wero given to tho structure by tho combine of contractors. Per haps this Is not literally truo, for there yet re main Incompleto sections In the building, al though tho men who hod ton tracts for fulfilment recolvcd their payment In full. A long time after tbo building hail been occupied, Wilbur 1'. Htorcy, editor of tho Chicago Timet, undertook to show that there had been flagrant violations of contracts and rings and combinations which uvershadowed tho Tweed regime Rut tho syn dicato stood togother, and although n special Grand Jury hail extraordinary powers It failed utterly to find a squealer with enough Informa tion to warrant a bill. Tho completion of tho work called for some sort of a demonstration by tho club, nnd It was decided tn havo a banquet. In tho exhalations of this feast tbe club was to pass out of exist oitie. Tho tlmo had lomo to removo the fence, and there was no more Inromo to bo derived. Tho final bids were for thoso things which tho dinner reporter of tho olden times In Chicago culled a How of soul. Tbo arrangements wero on a broad scale. There were to bo speakers and a local poet wns to mlnglo his rhyino with tho festivities. Tho Invitations were unlqtio nnd costly, and for several ) cars after some of them were still to be found ln tbo city as souvenirs. Vaudeville wus then unknown, but If It had born in existence It would doubtless have lieen taxed totho utmost for attractions. Tho rooms of tho club worn offices so nrranged that they connected, nnd tboplun of the dinner coiumlltco was to havo nach room bountifully supplied, so that the members and their guests would not bo under the necrnslty nt hunting refreshments. Caro wits taken that thorn should be no shortago. To this end luirrels ot whiskey wero distributed about tho rooms, the heads being renins ed. Tin cup were hung around tho sides of theso barrels, nnd tho man with the whiskey appettto helped hlmeelf whenever his thirst came ttion him. Champagno was emptied Into wooden wash tub and drunk from tin dipper hung from tho rims. Thoro were buckets of mixed drinks and cracked ice. There wore barrels and kegs ot Iwer. Cigars oro heaped up loosely lu corners, by tho hundreds. Whoravor ono turned ho found uii) thing and et cry thing In the way of edibles that tho Ingenuity of tho caterer could suggest. When tho caterer a celebrated ono Iu hi day, who camo to New York Inter and erect ed hero it great hotel, iu which he died u fow year ago was engaged by tho committee to prtpuro the feast, ho asked what wan Ihe limit, Tho Chairman of tbo committee, it man who I now Hulking the hack street of Chicago, dodg ing hi creditors, replied: "There ain't no limit lonotbln'. You throw tho lines ot or tho dash Ixiard and let tho horse run." And It was so. (Inuoftho peculiarities of tho feast was that I hero were mi n alters, although ortcrs were en gaged to reunite tho debris from tlmo to time. Occasionally n barrel or tub would run dry and lmvo to bo rcuiOMxl by porters, to inukr ploco for a fresh one. Walters Here not needed ot tho banquet of tho Rean Club. It bad been an nounced In advance thut It was to boudemu crntln affair. There wero no ushers. There was no coat room. Them was a room w here each member or guest could deposit his tup coal und hut, but tho placo nf deposit wan the floor, and no checks were given. Possibly in the wlndup of tha affair some man got his own hat and coat, but In after da) s when this nns suggested loan old timer bo laughed Incredulousl). Thn doors wero opened early In tho evening, liefore tl o'clock the rooms wero packed with a straiigo an aggregation of humanity us wa titer huddled together. Sinivtliiius n guest who had commenced Inn early would fall into a tub nf thninpagne, or put hi fool Into one, or tumble over a tnblu and smash the ware, but t hero would b no stirpriso, no coiumeiils. Tho overcome would bo reunited too nenr-by hotel, from wbkh hu would emerge latur tu Join tho revel. The hour for speeches camo, but thoro wero no sptcchcH, nt least iiono that bad coherency or relevancy. Now nnd then n fresh man would i otiio In und try to slug, but ho wa surrounded and feted, and huoii lorgol any muslu thut ho might havo In his soul, Thn poet of tho occasion weighed nearly '.'(M) pounds. Ho wa a city official aud ho had tho hardihood to Insist on reading his effusion. A irowd llttud him from tho floor uud put him on a table among tbn moats, unlade, condiments, ii nil glass warn and held him on his legswhllo hu road. Homo of tho weaker ones let go to drink, und tho poet fell and tho table with him. Nun- mid then it reporter would appear looking for ono who had been sent over ahead or htm. Rut thn newspaper went to pros with turned rule on thn rcKirtsnf tho banquet. The com plete siory did nut appear for Unco days. In the afternoon of tho second da) carriage and ovtn oxprnos wagons ntoppod in front of tho building and were mhiii loaned with men who illd not know whero they lived. It was on tho M'ciicof thlsHutiirnalla that Chicago's temple if Courtis and nullity rillu and city corruption begun biisiiiusH, IOITi.Vr7.sJ AIIIH'T TtUfN. Lyman Tdwln lUnteoiii, ten month t nld, tw.l. lowed u cullar button on Weduesuay ulgitt at his tinme at US East lletb street, uuu was choked to deutn. The suit of Thomas F. tlllroy, Jr., son of ex Mayur tllhoy. against Walter lladiter to recover S3JU for pru'easloial services has been settled out of oourt. Ux-Assemblyinsn Hamuel O, French of the Twenty-ninth district wants tn succeed Commlsslnrrr uf Jurors I'llmley, whusu term; will expire, nn May 1, Couimlsslouer I'llmley Is an orxanlxatloii Itepub lleua and Mr, I rcnun Is atllllal-U with the opposition. West 14St. CSTB'KTte .6o7 AN.V TSAOZtUSK XV "RELIABLE c CARPETS SOFT, RICH AND BEAUTIFUL 9x12 SMYRNA RUG, $25.00. Ro charming thn colors, so artlstto the design, tn low tho price and to ronteiileut our "Long Credit," that this bargain will lie picked up quickly by beauty loving folka, ruthe sooner )ou come ths tietler. Lowest prices but hlibeat quality la wur Pur nlture llepartiueal, CASH or CREDIT (OWPERTHWAIT 80, 104, 106 and 108 West 14 St. , NEAR 6AV. RooKIyn Stores: FLalbusIi Av. near FUlton SL ?!&3&3&&,i'!ifflJ:,iihf-.l2.ii-. A. i's..ftf .-.t 'ft LAROS UNIONS AGREE. ir stossUyers Dii-a a Xew Agreement Ihe Oen eral Halloing Strike Will lis Averted. An agroement was rcachod early yesterday morning betwoen the Klorator Constructors' Union and the committee of tho Machinists' Union, which mot nt tho Chlmtioy Corner on Wodncsdny night. It will nvcrt the threatened strike, provided tho elevator companies can bo Induced to mako an entirely now agreement with their men based upon Its provisions, Tho chief points In tho agreement between tbo two unions aro that tho olovator constructors aro to do most of tho outsldo work, such work being specified; that tho machinists will do all tho machinists' work In tho shops, and that thn Machinists' Union will not hno to pay tho $10 per month duos for every man employed at this work which It had formerly to pay to tho Klo vator Constructors' Union. Tlitro aro other minor dotuils. A Joint commltteoof tho unions will ask tho following firms early next week to sign n now agroement with their turn: Otis Drothers & Co., Kocdy Klnvntor Company, tlrcavcs Klevn tor Company, McAilams k Cart right Klovntor Company, and Bprnguo Klovntor Company, nil of New ork and vicinity, and Monro fi '!! Huns Klnvntor Compnny, Philadelphia. It Is bo llcved the companies will agrte. tlcorgo War ner, dclegato of tho Machinists' Union, said yes terda: "Of rourso wo aro not out of tho woods yet. Ono condition of n scttlcmiut mint bo that it lirooklyn Mini which supplies pumps to tbo clo vntors nnd employs non-tinlnn men must union ize Its shop to get tho w ork," Tatters Preparing to Mitke Ilemnuds, A special meeting of tho (.'tilted Iti-olhorhool of Tailors will bo hold In Wulhnlla Hull to-morrow afternoon to look over tho sltuntlon boforo arranging to mako a demand for higher wages. Tho busy soason begins In n little aver two months, and no demands will bo mado until that time. The union, onlng to slackness of trade, has been dlsorganlicd. thcro lmlng only 4,000 members In good standing nut of uliottt I'J.tKH) tailors ln Now York, lirooklyn, nnd llronns Tllle, Organization mcotlnga nro being held o-ery woek. Fifty shlrtmnkcrs employed by Contractor (liitman of HI) Knst llrondmiy struck )cstcrdity for an advanco of SiO percent. In wages. aerlous Illness or Col. fleorgn lluryrn Col. Georgo Duryon of (lien Cove Is seriously 111 nt St. Vincent's Hospital and not expected to live. Ha was attacked by tho grip nt his country homo noar Italulgh, X, C, and this re sulted tu n complication of illlllcultles. It wus stated nt tho hospital vestorday that, whllo ho may llvosevural da)s, Oinrols llttlu hnpoof his recovery. He Is n brother nf (len. Hiram Dur yea. l'resldont of tbo National Starch Company. Ilols a veteran of tho r'lfth New York nlun teer Infantry, known at their organization its Duryeo's Zouaves, nnd wns bret cited Lieutenant-Colonel from March III, 1805. Improvement In Woollen Mnnufneturlng Trade. ltot'KViLl.K.Conn., March 1 1. landing u oollen manufacturers of this city In interviews to-day assort that there is marked Improvement In tho woollen business, many now orders being re ceived nt the mills. Tho Ilocknntiin nnd Spring villa mills havo resumed running nearly full time, the American nnd Hock mills havo started up their carding nnd spinning departments on full time, the Now Kngland Mill has a ntimlicr of rooms on full time, the Vernon Woollen mills havo resumed running Urn days a week, after lietngshtit ilon n for soma weeks, nnd tho Hold ing Ilros.'H silk mills huvu been on full tlmo fur somo weeks. Itomnn 'nthollcs In Crete. l-rom the Tablet. At tho present moment a tmto about tho stato of Catholicism In Croto will provo of Interest. Among tho '.'tH),000 Christians at present In tho Island barely 1,000 belong to tho Uat In rite, und theso chiefly In tho larger towns. Canon, Cnndl.t, nnd Reth)tuo. Wlion Vcnlco ln l'JOl took pos session of the Island, which wns formerly under the sway of tbe llyzantlno Kmpire, no less than eight episcopal sees wero creeled, with an arch bishopric at dunlin. It is therefore probable that nt that tlmo nearly tho whole Island was Catholic. After lllll!). when Croto fell Into tho hands of the Turks, tho I.ttln lllshops, with nearly all their clergy, left thu coun try, which fell Into tbo hands uf thn echlsmallu Greek clergy, who ntsiut this tlmo camo to It, In 1S71 l'liis IX. restored tho an cient seo of Cundln, making it sutfragnn to tho nrchblshoprio of Smyrna. At present Kru An gelo ill Sin Giovanni llntondo administers tha diocese, and has under him six fathers and 11 vo lay brothers scattered among tbo various tonne. Thcro aro threo Litln pnrlshcH In tho Island, nt Canca, Candla. and Itnthytnn, nnd a mission sta tion, which Is occasionally visited, at Sitla, There nro threo Cat hollo churches, four l)s' and two girls' schools, with 'JOO pupils, and at Csnea an orphntiugoand hostdtal lu tho caro of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Thoso latter aro ull French, while tho Capuchins aro ItullanJ. Thn tlneer Cause of n Cave.ln. IVom the inUestiurre .'irnfng Igniter. The theory that the accident nt Wyoming a few days ago whs caused by thu opening of a pot holo is confirmed by thn engineers ln charge, W. F. Dodge und J. II. Hughes. In some remote geological age, when this re gion was oterlald by glaciers, a depression was formed by tho water and loose stones, and the latter, cdiljlng round anil round, wore it cylindrical shaped hollow In tho rock, extending from tho top of tbo latter totho bottom. There is no way of foretelling the presence of tho pothole, nnd nchamtx r may l drl en directly beneath It, without knonlng. Such, evidently, was thecaso In Wyoming, and when thn thin layer of thn rock between the liottomof tho pothole nnd thn top of tbo chamber guvn nway tho ulcknnd above poured In, letting donn nn aero or tno of th surface. Messr". Dodge and Hughes hnto reached a fmlnt loofcet distant from thn fneo nf the chum nt. nnd found the little round stunt's, which nro Indisputable evldcnco ot tho Hitholu theory. They also found rounded pieces of conglomerate, or what thu miners mil "pudding" etoho. Theso pockets of 'itilrksand aro found occa sionally lit Wyoming Vnlluy, though t hey aro nut always potholes. In somo Instances tbo tonl measures and other rocks seem to Invn been scooped out In great quantities, either by gl.iclnl erosion or by sumo upheaval. Mine Inspector Williams stales that such n mass nf niiltksiind was encountered at Nantttoke, nnd in such quantity nnd fluidity that it ran ft.OOOfoct lit tho gangwu)s, dronnlng twenty-eight mon. John fognrty's IDS direr. from tin iruferfoirn .Slumlord. A farmer camo up front Carthage war yester day and sold a pair of steers to Luther Ilccso for fils. Thoy worn worth u thoiisind In good American dollars. Of cour.so their were not worth that to Mr. ltccso, for bo killed the ani mals and cut them up Into chunks of ulco tender beef, but It was when thoy neru alive that their value wns thu greatest. The sticrs were owned by John Fogarly and his sun, They woro twins, born on tbo Fognrty farm neur Carthage, and when thoy wero very )oung Fognrty h sun took them In tliurga mid trnliicil them for tho circus ring. They bccaino remnrkubly Intelllgcnt aud would answer tho joung man's call llko a pair of dogs. Thoy n mild kl is his hand, en ross each other, perform on n soe-suw Isianl, and do liinumcrnbln trliks nt their muster's bidding. Two ) curs ago. when Hlttgllng Urns.' circus exhibited nt Carthiige, tho young man had thn steers perform b foro tbo management of tbo show, Tbo Messrs. King ling pronounced them the finest trained slock they had ever seen, and offered $1,000 outright for thn animals. On lug to n tlltfrrt'iii n of opinion about w lih h was entitled to thn pnxwds, thn fnt her or hon, thn elder Fognrty refused to Hull, And so It happened that thn steers ncnt back upon tbo farm, ond tho Intelligent IshIuch aro lielng served up In Wnterliiwn people to-day for sit or eight cents per pound. Tribute In a .tlndel Wire. From th Cfeivfund I'fula littler. t "I want a death certltlcnto !" said .tu cxrltcd Individual, rushing Into thn Health tlllh n )es terday afternoon, Hu got It, and nils unkidfor tho t iistoiuarv dollar. "What's that I" ho exclaimed, looking sur prised, "I'll give ou TiO cents," "It'll never do, n ild Secretary Combs, nod ding his hotil, " Couldn't Hike it penny !os," "Well, bore's the dollar," deeliiriid tho iiinn, I wouldn't lmvo had hordlo fur llvt. Hhuwusn model wife." Xew lork A. C, Hosting Prospects. The rowing rtement among Now York A. C, mem bers Is once galh asserting Itself, and arrange nienlt are brln made fur an tnrly descent on Travers Island, "-ounl" rtlannlnl and his staff are tiot wry saturnine ns rccards a senior ere . ns It Is feared that tirinllhi, Diilibllit, Kolistede, tlr.nl, and Krv. who had seals in tho winning crew U.t year, will bo unable to tasn 'heir tilaeia again, Ihern ts a chance, hnwnver, nf luduelua Kciue and Crawford ur thn club's crack four, tn lake seats lu (he cUht, nnd as n new etidar boat Is available tho material may yet Justify thn Investment, Tne Juulur emu is n-iturded as iiio.i satisfactory, Several candidates have completed a Month uf stead) work on Ihe rowing m.ienlnea lu the crin naslum, and ihe physical director thinks ho has material for an niocpiloually smart rrevlnt'amp hell, ItadrllnV, Hall, Freshman, lurnbull, Wluon, Mueser, Hr-ott, riudloy, Ilogsrt, Lyncn, Hpauldliif, and De 1'iideiia, The victorious duubln of last year, I', L. Howard and 11. II. Crawford, will he ngaln Hi evl leuee, with a good chance of duplicating past achievements. Wniuen at the Knickerbocker A. V. The KutckerlHicker A. (' held nn interesting enter taluineiit at tho club house, )ladlsnu aveuuo and Fort) llf til street, yesterday afternoon and eveulng. An elalHirato programme nf social and sirllu fen tures attracted a large crowd nt uiemucre and guests, Among ths latter were su unusual large number of tho fair sex. ? VAAJ:vSfcrS?i''.'l.:Vs-si!?KliV'l'.', ..',-. v r 'SlBTaYammmmmal saaaaaaaaaa Imported Hosiery nn I'ndrrnrar at Half, .aBaaaaaai 1 J j r The stock of sn Inv V''aaaaaaaaaml f vi e Porter Si'" UP bust" tH "V S I ness. LiBaaaaaal M C ) Ulcyrls Hose, footless, 'jH l. W J00' r,r' Isaaaaaaaaal r s . Vl- hentch Oolf Hose, Ttt ' raaaaaaaaal r'ri liestittful patterns lisiBaaaaaai V J woith fS.flO. 1 Itngtltli llnlbrlo-gau "btrta null Drawers, Be, .'TSI enell ssorth 91,00. 'bbbbbbbbbI I'uro Wool, Kprlng weight, far, each. itvsBaBBBBBal I'll re x nut, riuininrr nrliihl. Tie. rnrb, Isl ("Ilk nnd svnnl, light and heavy weight. 0w 'TH enrti ssorlh uta.oo. "'lH Attend to this. There's "Money la It" 'i$ for you. Vsbbbbbbbb! MEN'S SHOES. t4jH 3.00 Ituaart shoe al I.O. J'-Wbbbbbb1 It's good buslnrss and good sense for yea ta tiKsaaaaal buy tH Importod Patent leathers, four styles of tors, U.9T il a pair, worth 81.00. ' iTB AT TUE COUNTRY CLUR TRAPS. '"fl W. n. ItdeT Uereals Clarence II. Slackay la m Jol lOO-IIIrd Match. jH A small party of clubmen Journeyed out to -laM Wcsttbcstcr jostcrdiiy-to soe a 100-blrd match vIiMbbI between W. H. Kdcy, tbe well-known Wall street ' C H broker, nnd Clarcnco II, Maekay, tho Jroung Call- !fi HsH fornla millionaire, decided on tho Country Club B M grounds. Under tho conditions of the match, . IH which nrotieod groat Interest In Wall street and ? iU among tho members of tho Itncquet Club, each ft fl man was to shoot nt 100 birds from tho 30-yard 5 lU mark, with nllO-ynnl Uiundary, and Kdoy waa tKi H to concede tho odds of threo mlsscs ns dead birds Jl -lH to Maekay. f JH Ileforo the match began a majority of ths -lf B spectators. Including Fred Kdcy, L. ILMllllken, t WM Frederick Ic, II, II. Coombs, Fred O, Moore, .' H Atcxnndcr Morten, Frank Hadller, C. K Edey, fL and Charles Hcckshcr, seemed to think that ';Eil young Mnckny had decldodly thn best of the odds, Aa,bbbbI ns, though ii new-comer ln tho trap shooting ibbbI world, ho hnsdovclopcd vory fast, nnd outside of Yfll making somo really lino scores In practice, ha ' EaaH ret cntly won tbo Members' Cup at Wostchoster HbbbI from n largo field, Htsaai Mnckny, shooting ln splendid form, led during CRtafl thollrst half of tho rare; then Kdey's greater 'laUal experience, comblnnd with n splondld run of ' I4MUH twenty-eight, and a little hard luck ou Mockay's , cNRSI part, let tbo Westchester man tukcalead of four ''tJiliaB nt tho end of tbo seventy-fifth round. SrtHHaB Kilcy mora thnn held his own tu the end of tha .'IbbbI match, and finally wntt by it score of HO to 78. " bBbbbI which Included Mutkuy'sh indleopuf tbroodead , HbSJbbI birds. Thn birds wero n splendid lot of titers, ' i jH nnd ns there was a lino brcere from Hit i-tjB west, a number nf fust flying left quurtcrvra tell , -nasH dead Just over the iHjutulary. Hlev lott ton birds ' 'jIbbbI this way to Mnckaj's suvcu, while lliilsttr A 'bVbbbI tlrow by far the hardest birds in tbo Inst hall nf !s-b1 tbo mutch. i i'bTsbbbI Tho contest started nt 11 :i:0 o'clock with lMey A .H nt the hcore. Hoth killed fast ilrh ors'ln the open- :; 'VbbbI lng round, nnd then Kdey, uftcr knocking ot era, . rflB loft uuartcrcr In thu M-cuiid round, saw It chasrU X , 1.bbb1 out by tho dog. Ho followed It up by having his j '.filH third bird, n driver, dlu outside. Ills other mlssos ' Jffl In the tlrst quarter of the match worn his thlr- A 3ibb1 tecnth, fifteenth, mid tncnt)-sccotid birds, all (UbbbbI drivers, and his nlnctceiitli, n faet left quarter- ' JbbbbI er. Maekay mado his tlrst miss on his 'I'bibbbI fourth bint, a driver with the speod IBbbbI of a gull, but mado up for It by a suusatlonal "bbbsbbbI kill In tbo fifth round of it wonderful toworcr .iuEbbbb which ro3o utrnlght In the air as though blown TIbbbI out of a cannon. Mackay's other misses ln this ' JKIB string were all nn left qunrtcrcrs lu tho sixth, ' ' 'bUbb1 twelfth, fourteenth, slxtuenth, uud nineteenth -1091 roundH. With tbo allownnco under thocondl- , HH tlons Mnckay received credit for 'i'i Instead ot 'LbbbH 10 kills, and Uio score at tha ond ut tbo twonty ' ,' Vabbb llfth round was: Muckay, 'J'JjFMcy, 10. l adkwk In tbo eccond string of '.'3 Kdey galnod one, rHBal killing 'JO to Mackav'n 10, both men's misses ' being mostly ou left ouarterurs, tho score at ijVIbb" tho llfttoth round standing: Maekay, 41; Edey. sH till. Tho latter now sottled down to work and ;Ml! ilid sumo splendid shooting, killing 29 straight. -flHR' or until the rievonty-tlfth round before he again 'nWuC missed. Mnckny, too, shot well, but ho drew ;-UvI Kiniu hiinl birds, whlcli, combined with a faw , "K-JJ easy misses of Incomers, let Edey get a lead of iHfil four, thu score standing: Kdcy, (13; Maekay, 00. 4(YuS 9 Hoth made a number of misses ln the last l$E Btrlng of 'J.V but ns ther were about equally jkjiJI'7 dlstrihutcd, hJley won, with lire birds to spare, . MWI by n score of HO lo 7ft. Mnckay was handled by "sa-S' (). S. McAlnln, w hllo Kdcy looked after his own ttl-lvJ ( lutoroits. Tha ih ore: L iipti V,: K. Kdey, Jill yards A-. X. fSi 2 0 !sismi i aa iim: l oaai iu a l'Xu. a t a l v a i a a v v . 2 l a :i u a l ao o f . Cyj 1 a a a a t a a a a u z a s a a a t a a a a l a o as l ; TJSi aua suaaaa eaoaauaaoaoaaaaa 17 s -" Imd "1 Totals bo so '-"H'j Clarence It Maekay. till yards ri FrSi' a a a u a n a a a a a o a o a u a a o a a I a a as 8 i'w'f a a a a a n a a a a a a a u a u a o a a a a a o IB o , Htlli1 a a i n a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a o ib 7 t liSB"! a aaaauuuaauuaaaaoaoa aaoa is 0 - j Mm! Totals 70 IS 'Wl Head outside. , ' JaU Iteferrr, Fred tl. Moore. , 5,trS" Long Island Trap Nhootlng. ' sfjt The Unknown dun Club held Ita regular monthly 4 'JljK' lire bird shout at Dexter Park yesterday afternoon. A rwriBSI ' Nlncti-cu memtiers participated In the main event, but cEfMl!' not a clean scuro was made. Five men who tied for ' 'sTlWrrl the first money prise with six kills each decided to virn divide, while uf tho fit who scored five each and tied ' 'lUH for second money six shot off at miss and out. Aftor 'V 1JRm9i1 the club shout ex-Judge James 11. Vourhles and Ed- - w Jesl ward A. Vnwme shutufTlle for last yeor'a medal, tba .; Vtil latter vtlunluit. The scores followi ,' ' &1A First Event Itegular monthly club shoot st aevea (' Tgl live blnla each, for club bodge and three caab prlsest . ; IpCu ban Heap rises, claws shooting. Jsmrs II. Voorhlns, 80 . i, ( sSil )anls, iltPr. MiKire, aa )arda, (1 William hands, as . ; , sVI'' )anls, lit John Akhuret, af )ard, 0 Henry lloemer- i - JS& maun. a.S yards, rtj Kdwanl A. Vmm, atl yards, 5 . v , jpj. John F. Klebvl, aa yards, ti tlabrlrl Hellg, aft yards. ! ,-V hi Ur. Mhwarti, au yards, ftt Moses llruwn, as yards, ', ' H4 hi Louis Iiue. ail ynnls. Hi Patrick J. Sweeney, ii ' . (y )ards,.1 Patrick May, '.'A yanls, hi John O'Hara. 88 -. .', sanls, ft; John Henry. 25 )ards. At Heiiry Knetel, 8r., ' ' ' U4 ail )anls, si HoN-rt Kmllh, aft yanls, 4i Edward - i 1 (pA Hauir, 24 yards. :ij Henry Von Sladen. a yants, 8. f ; fieeuud Kv nt shoot otT uf Ho for yearly medal, a r .i tB ' three tdrds rueh and then miss and out, SO yards V, I ( rls. Vruome, 11, ViHtrhles, a, I ' ieM1 Third Event Match ree st fire live birds each, loss -. ' ' Jf, to pay fur birds, a yards rise. 11. lloemermann, 0 , ". J.ei 1-oiie. 4. ? V ; A',3: Fourth Event Shoot oft of tie for second money ' J ' p'Jjj prices lu club esrnt, miss and out. Kneliel, It Mo- ' f.' ; 1,J ilulness. It Hnet-ne). 1 1 Pr Schwarts, 0 May, 0 r, ! IJ'i O'llara. ii Vroome, tM'llg, Henry, and I.oue withdrew. J vVm' Fifth i:ent swciisUakra at three live birds each, , WsJ a entranee, birds Included, two uiouers. aft yards ' lyA rise. Pr. sohviHrtz, III l'r. Miwre, ill hands, 8 Mo- ' ' .' -JfvJ Uulness, 'JiJ KiH-l-l. It II Knetl, Sr., 0. . " t rll tj hlxtti Eveut Hanitleap match r.soe at Ave live birds 1 'til each, loeertu pay for thn birds, lr. Moore, aft yards, ' .' sJpf 61 Hr. Sthwarlr, .tnanls. 4. . XIA t-eirntli Kiciit -llauilloup match at five live birds i''! each, una barrel, l'r. Schwarts, Do yards, 0; Dr. . i'.fcTt Moore, a7 yanls, 1 , ;2KjJ Klgluli Event Match, two pairs of doubles, Uvs JlltPA birds, aft yards. lr. limre, 4t lir. Schwarts, H. TrJil!!, ' ill Tho fourth series of gamos In tho six nlghta' itPlt? inaltli betneen 1'crcy II, Johnson and Edward '" .WipS A. Klrby wits decided last night ut Daly's llrook- , vA ))n Acndciiiy, A great gnma rcsttltad, lioth '. Vv--" iinplruntH for chiiinploiislilp honors fighting It t'lti out from Htnrl to ilulsb. At tho end ot tha t jSltJI night's lilny tbo storo was; Juhnsou, 017: ICIr- .-,1 tflivJ by. ftsil. : -THiffl New ahk, March ll.--Wltbnut doubt tho best M i Uil i:ntiio of llm Statu pool tournament wns played I;), lit llcrl l'liier of JtlorrlHtnwn mid J. 8. ln-nnard , ', J'-AJ, uf lted ll.i n I; at Murray's Arcade to-night, V ' ilKi I.eunnrd'H g.tme, whllo unlucky, was of n high t; ; I'-Sf.t; iirdtr, l'lper electrllled friends from start to i't'J Itnlsh. Nil shut seemed to Ixi loo hard for him, 'v ' 'i&V lie nun bj rj.'i lo Til, Tbn second gitiuo wa ' 'ft'T'4 won by l'eto Hey from II, lliirnett. Score, 186 " '- fi'fifj luUT. ',.( Odds nnd, I'nds or Nporls. J, .'('1 The Llhrrty Island Hod and (Inn t'lub. a rtrnoklyn '-.' jVVfl (irnatilzathin, lias U-en InciriHirutiHl, Former Coo- -' "lAJf gressiiuu Haiilel u'ltelll) ts one uf the memtiers. .1 'J jv? Tno la'nox basketball team wntil 1 like to arranss , .7i7tn wllli any leant averaglnt frnm 1V.1 10 i:in pounds, 'x i'-H,'" Address ham Kelly, uft Wist Hftloili street. 'V rii, l'ltlsriitii, March tl Vt thennnual mrrtlngof ths jjtil'T Climax tluii Club lii-l I last nk-ht the follimliigofflosrs Q VsPfctf sveni elecKst fur the eiisuliK year President, H. II. & tt rt Msnniim; Vht I'rrsldrn;, fharles Mndthi Secretary a Hi lit and Treasurer. Iiiauclu Hurbv It was decided to ; 7.? . eh.tii:.-e tbo location of Hi" ahiuillug grounds, now .- trefl sltuiited In I'iuiwikhI II ts likely that ther will be 'j' iTjw 1 lia-stedat the hk')cle track of liieCres 'cut Wheelmen ,'Mtj,' In this ell). A'iri' . - - .. . ' J Kls.uf nixo-crtroTrcTuoTrc'rroTro Ur g The tall; of the town- t, v M I Booth's 5 jil I "Hyomei," :!!l )o tlm new niul woiitlcrful Australian c (f ' t 0 " I)r Air" tri'fitini'iit nf Asthma, 'w llrntuliitls, Cat.trrh, Ilrty I'cvcr, etc, , ',' i'v. ! "CUItKS BY INHALATION." ' iR ' 'i - fl t" At all dniEitlttt, ft mi, er al nlTue. Contul. o -' : w4 1" laiiou free bend lur amphlei c ' " ' I i r. t. booth, g ;;:g CfiJJ. 1 Ct Joth Street, Ntw Vor , &J "' ' !tj 1 '1'jH l m Jjswii