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J I ' A PARP()NjWmiA STRING.
IlK bzaxco's sir.nor wilt, .ot reach KV TnK CltRAX LEADERS. vll Vnm (lenses to the Huinblrit Frlml There la H 'II Nettling lint Har Id Ihn Itralli All Cnbana H ill purln Autannmj TkFT Want No Future Hill That Una Anything or Kpaln In II. I II H IlAVAJf A, via. Key West. Nov. B.-acn. lllnnco's H A I lecrco announcing pardon for pollticnl crimes H doe not cxtcniJ l its action to "crimes" pun- i Ished under special military law. To this cate H ITT" v ff7 bolons: nil tho Important revolutionists. Rk II 1 f -They havo been scntoncod for " rebellion nnil In- jrVMl eendUrlsm" nt tlio snmo time, tbo first offence Ciluij being political nnd tho second a common crime. II g Tho pardon, therefore, amounts to nothing prac- sBll I tlcally, since, from Gen. Gomez down to tlio lost 1 1 soldier In tho rorolutlonary ranks, nil have boen W I sentojeod by Spanish court-martials as common II I outlaws, II I Gen. J. J. Montcftgudo, a woll-known com- Kill wander of the Cuban forces In tho province of I 1 1 1 I Santa Clara, has Issuod tho following proclama- II X tlon, which Is widely circulating In tho country: I 1 "CunANts: After our enemies havo tried to il 1 convince themsolves of the efllcncy of their war i 1 of extermination, they now dcslro to tempt us if I to make peaco by mendacious offers of auton- ii'Vlf, omy. A fow months niro they callod us bandits ftrKJL and robbers, andConovas nnd Woylor declared ETRSt that tbo roforms wo needod could best bo cstab- KjftjmM llshed In Cuba at tho point of Spanish bayonets. EsPfllf Thoy wrongly thought that they should win. HBjf S Thoy shot their prlsouors. Thoy massacred tho HmT n couutry people. Thoy sircad plague and famtno Hit I " ovcr tDe lslanil ILlTjr "Hut soon they wero convinced of tholr mis- AjwKg take, and tho Cuban victories of Tunas nnd KsJaTB Tranqullldad decided them to change tholr Vlpr I tactics. Thoy now offor autonomy, but let us H Answer them as a single man that It Is too Into, jl 9 Let us answor them that wo want no Spanish I autonomy, no Spanish flat;. Let us give our jl , answer with our rldos and mnchotcs, proving V m that wo are ready to dlo ra'.hor than submit to I I tho yoko of Spain. Cubans, wo shall prove to 1 I tho froo nations of America that, though wo I are tho last to fight for our independence, wo , I dsservo nono tho less tho blosslnmi of freedom." I At Junco, In tho province- of Santa Clnra, tho ' m Spanish guerrilla forces of Itanchueto were dc- ' K t ented on last Thursday by the Insurgents under "f' Coporo. A,t tho Hosarlo plantation, in tho j V same province, tho Spanish battalion of San IP Qulntin raided n Cuban hospital, killing two j K sick Insurgents and two women. Five other sick J ff and wounded Insurgents escaped. On Friday a S socond encounter took place at Junco, tho Span. 'I ff Ish battalion of Zaniora coming to tho aid of tho ! m guerrillas. Uoavy losses were Inflicted upon the ' i Spanish with dynamite bombs and the Zamora W battalion abandoned tho field. ' ' Another Spanish convoy from Veguita to ' I llnnzanlllo, Santiago de Cuba province, has i V i boon captured by tho insurgonta after a fierce X light noar tho river Yarn. Tho Spanish column Ln'A which escorted tho convoy was commanded by Hlfm, ,Gen. Lopez Amor. Tho Spaniards stood bravely ISjlft, against several machote charges while they BlS&ijL were crossing tho rlvor, and thoy lost tho con- lkfV voy In instalments, tho Insurgents capturing a KsH part of ltln each of their charges. HH OPPOSED TO SAOASTA. KPH OrcanlilnsT a Pnrtj In Spain to rromata Caao- MNH Till1! PrOKrammo. ,, : i Sptclal Cable De i patch to Tn 8o. ! J! Madrid, Nov. 8. Sefior F. Romero Robledo, ; l ' formorly MIniator of Justice, organized a meet- j lngof Conservatives, which was held to-night, ' to consldir and establish the position of tho f ' party. Thero was n poor attendance. .; ii Sefior lloblcdo asserted that tbo party had been dissolved. Ho attacked the Managing m Committee of tho Conservative:), Dartlcularly I g. Sefior Sllvcla and his fiillowcrs, a rccon- S dilation between whom and himself he de- !J clurcd was impossible. Ho warmly praised Gen. i Wcylcr, with whose policy ho ontlrely agreed. The real and only po'icy possible In Cuba, ho Bald, wns war. He Intended to meet and wel- j. come Gen. Woylor on his arrival at Corunna. Another meeting has, been summoned to ar f Ik rnnco for tho erection of a monument to the mittLt 'ttt0 Cousorvntlvo 1'rlmo Minister, Sefior Cano PisTK. Tase' Castillo, to protest against the recall of fyjm Hpi Gen. Woylor, and to organize a party to executo SW Hl the progammo of Sefior Canovas. Wi H 8PA1X OFFERS " FAIIDOS." 1m HflaOi Dlaaca Announeea Amnesty rar All Purely Jl" dHb Polltlrnl Prisoners. IT '" f H Special Cable Despatch to Tnx Scs. I I'BaliH nAVANA ov- 8. Gon. lllanco signed to-day a It ("jiProclamaUon granting pardon to all persons jIf':5MKentcncod In Cuba for rebellion against Spain, H--,JHPirovlded that their sentences were based upon ( ', JRijffcolIUcal grounds only. Those who have been f: Pfc'Bentcnced as common criminals nnd under the ' 'ia military law will be pardoned only If the Cap jjr JL tain-General deems It expedient after in vestiga- HSSf The Reformist and Autonomist press here JKa highly praises Gen. Blanco for his decision, and pJJKJg hopes that all those who are lighting against ni Spain in the Held or conspiring against her WM W abroad will avail themselves of tho opportunity lirfftCl to return to their homes and contrlbuto to cs- Sv N tabllsb peace under the Spanish Hag. Jf ' Tho decree is prefaced by an introduction In A-;, which Gen. Blanco declares that in accordance ? 4. with the magnanimous feelings of the Govern- J ? xnent of hor Majesty ho takes this step in order , , to provo that Spain is resolved both to punish I SB with severity thoso who continue to light ir fr, against her sovereignty and to open "bermercl- t ;;. f ul arms to her repentant sons." tf. The trial of the prisoners of the Competitor W that was to begin to-day has been postponed, i; fs Sefior Jos6 Bruzon, the newly appointod (lover- c Dor of tho province of Havana, nnd a prominent j ,J member of the Autonomist Junta, will tako i 'ff, possession of his olllco to-morrow. The Re- ; Si, tormlsts and Autonomists will compliment him !, ' with a demonstration at tho palace of tne Civil v IV Government. 'j K Spain's Saldlera la Caba. fff -i Sptclal Cable Despatch to Tni sux. )ff, M Uadiud, Nov. 8. Tho Imparcial, In an article -&j ! on the military situation in Cuba, figures that S7 ' since the outbreak of tho rebellion 00,000 I S- soldiers have been either killed or Invalided ! m homo. At present thero are, it says, some 40.- 7 000 in tho Cuban hospitals. Fifty thousand are j I in Havana, and 00,000 are scattered through I 1 the island. Tho particulars of the distribution f T I ' the latter are unknown. J I 'ay Dteame Spaln'a Knvoy Kilraardlnary. k' h I II wn 13 yesterday In Cuban and Spanish ' 1 circles that Sefior Cannlojas, the Spanish states- i v- I man who is now visiting the United States, may i 1 eventually produce his credentials as Spain's I Envoy Kxtraordlnary nt Washington. Sefior a , A Dupuy do Ixme remaining as Minister I'lenlpo- ten(lary. Whllo It Is dltllcult to ascertain the ru'' r 'nlflty of tho report, itis afactthat ryT- '""'DiipuydoLomoaiidConsul-aenoralBalda- If. sano huvo Lcen iictlng as subonllnalcs of I V A 'analeJuHslntotliolnltci'sarrU ul in Now York. Jmimj) Btin.or t-ann'eJas is iuw in Boston, whence ho PJJJJJmh will go to Ujuada. lfJ' Vredrrlek Fullrr lilllrd In a llroobl ju Rlevnlor. B Frederick Fuller, 25 years old, a carpenter of H qL Greene nnd Woodward areiiues, Wjckon IWt" Xlelghta, I. I., was crushed to ilrntli bynn clo- sfRf' Tnlor 1" Mnlcom's brewery. In Flushing avenue and Hkllluinn strict, Ilruokln,ycotor.lHy. He '' i ""' donosomo work In the brewery and occn- I i'il."yxv.";fll.U, nuaf ,ft 'i'1 of Brftl" 'or 1.1s T f?'1 v..H ''i1'0 lllS '"''Kht i-levutor was di-si end- E I Un'n.MP'.V n'l""00" Fuller, wns standing ? t wiaerltnlctinsupwoort. HooMcntly illtl not 9 roa Izo th.it tliuclovntor was ilosvemling, for It , & floor " ' '""' ')l""e'1 ,""1 lo the i L ..'''"ero wis no sign of llfowhon his body was M V " " " '"Inutos after the accident. ffl If InJurrU nt Ilia li nrl.l'ooprr raniiana. f I When William Hewitt of j:u Washington lA place, nn expressman, looked Into the frolglit JKAJ elevator shaft In tho Hrgol-Coopcr Company's YK r t',e yesterday nftrrnonn to sin why his call jl y wns not ausnorod the elevator ilrscendcd and PIS hV.at'i. ! "i.!L" ,'" ,IC".'.1' "'.'"tiirlng his skull Snd ill rid0;eVcrr.tVcOnl,.,1,Ul1 W"cro ",s l0"im"l u III ab llrlrer'a Wife Kills llaraair. IHsy At R 'cIoclt jeatorday morning Margaret MH Drexel, 27 yours old, of 505 First avenue, the WEm T.l!tS! cib llr'"' committed auiclfle with f$. 7 ulcWfc U aailgned-for hsr -I' r ' 7iV JL I ' -llll trior JKRBEr hvpiikmx aovtr. Oplalaaa Raaara Bawsi-Arrhlleet BrMmt InOlrlnteni Met AtUr. TitKuroif, N. J Nov. 8.-Many opinions were rendered In tho Supremo Court to-day. The In dictment ot Lowls H.Broome, tbo architect ot the new City Hall at Jersey City, was set aside, the Court holding that nroome. In his capacity of arehltoct, was not to bo classed as a city officer, and therefore his Indictment was faulty. Tho conviction of Arthur Fitipatrick In Hud son comity for maintaining a disorderly house where gambling and pool selling was carried on was sustained. The case was appealed on the ground that a witness was not an expert who tostlfled to hearing people in Fltzpatrlck's housooxclalm: "They'rooffl" "Thoy'roat tho quarterl" " They're at the halfl" The Court decides that the witness had qualified as an ex pert when he said he was in tho habit ot visit ing Fltzpatrlck's place. A peremptory mandamus was ordered to issue against tho Hudson County Board ot Chosen Freeholders, directing them to restore John W. Stownrt to his plnco as Deputy Warden of the County Almshouse Stewart is a veteran of the war nnd set up that ho was protected from re moval by tho law of 1803. The board removed him last December, contending that ho was not n public officer under the law. The oftlco had no legal fixed term, and Justico Dixon in his opinion says the provision of tho law cannot be thwarted by the Froobolders making the appoint ment Torn fixed term. Mnndamusos wero also ordered in similar cases, directing the Free holders to rostoro to their place George A. Lewis, who was bridgetendcrof tho Haekensack lttver Bridge; Edward Wlsslg, under keeper of Snake Hill Penitentiary: William II. Buckridge, cook in Snake Hill Penitentiary: Richard Carr, cook in tho almshouse; Thomas Lloyd, assistant engineer nt tho Court Houso, nnd Michael Whnlen, night watchman In the almshouse, all in Hudson county. Tho Court decided that Norman L. Rowe, at torney of the Hudson County Freeholders, is not prot cted by tho Veteran net because there is no law creating tho olllco. Tho action of the Hudson County Freeholders In ordering n bridge erected over the Morris Canal in Jersey City wus set aside, the Court holding that tho plans provide for a bridge which would unnecessarily interfere with tho rights ot the Morris Canal und Banking Com pany. Tho conviction of a number of the employees of the Consolidation Traction Company for rut ting off limbs and chopping down treos in East Urnnge while stringing wires was uphold. Tbo company attacked the validity ot tho ordinance passed by tho Council, but tho Court upholds it. In sotting aside tho convlctio i of the Phila delphia and Hoadlng Company for maintaining a dangerous crossing In Mercer county tho Court decided that a railroad company ran be required to give only such signals ot the ap proach of a train ns tho Legislature has pre scribed, unless the crossing has some peculiarly dangerous featuro occasioned by tho company in constructing its road. Ocoreo M. Grunt, President of the Woodstock Lumber C'ompauy, recovered a verdict ot $51,527 against tho New York, Susquehanna nnd Westrrn Railroad Company for inlurles received. 1 ho Court decided that It Mr. Grant would ncccpt $30,000 tho verdict should stand, otherwise n new trial would be ordered. In tho caso InolvIng titlo to tho office ot tow nshlp clerk of the township of Kearny, Hud son county, the Court held that the net of 1801, making tho term of the office two years, was unconstitutional. Tho charter of tho Kearny townshlp, which antedates tho act of 18U1. makes tho term one j oar. The court. In setting aside the act ot 1801, which was made to apply to townships of 10,000 or more population, hold that as there mere but two townships to which the act applied. It was clearly special legislation. PETROLEUM AT OASPE. Tna Panlnanla Said f Be Vary Blch la Oil Eteflnerlea at the Wella. Montreal. Nov. 8. Advices received here say that tho Gaspe oil wells are of wonderful richness. The wells, which have been closed down for several weeks, nro again open, and the refineries aro working day and night. For the past two or tbrco years an English company, the Petroleum Oil Trust, Llmltod, has been carrying on operations with great secrecy, all tho employees being bound not to divulge anything they might learn about the company's business, so that It has been very dltllcult to ob tain anything like complete or reliable Informa tion. The company owns over 48.000 freehold acres of oll-benrlng lands and of mineral and oil bearing rights in perpetuity, which are free of rent and royalties. All the features which betoken the existence ot petroleum in quantity are found id the penin sula of Oasp. Its geographical position and tho fact of its being on tho seaboard within seven days ot London and 1.000 miles ncaror European markets than the United States oil fields glvo it nd entases In tbo matter of car riage nnd freight. Labor, timber, and fuel aro cheap nnd abundant, while the climate is favor able for petroleum mining all tho year round. It is said that nt tho lowest estimate from 10,000 to 12,000 wells may bo sunk upon the property. The company has nlso obtained grants from the Federal Government of mining rights over largo areas in the neighborhood of its other properties, thus controlling practically the whole ot tho oll-bearlng region. The output from the wells will. It is believed, result in formidable competition with the Standard OH Company. rBEEBMEN'H AID SOOIETT. What It Haa Acrsmpllane Bat rertb at an Analveraary Heating In Broebtyn. Tho anniversary meeting of the Freedmen's Aid and Southern Education Society was held In the Hanson Place M. E. Church in Brooklyn yesterday. Bishop John M. Walden, President of the society; Bishop W. F. Mallalieu, Bishop N. X. NInde, and other prominent Methodis Church dignitaries were present. In an addres nt tho morning session Bishop Mallalieu said: "In tbo face of the result of recent elections there is cause for great alarm. Tbo South stands over against the anarchism and unrest ot the great titles of the North. The South is more conservative. It believes In the Bible, the sermon on tne Mount, Moses, Jonah and the whale, and the peple are not sawing Isaiah asunder." The reports showed that almost 8500.000 had boen expended bv the socloty In the South dur ing the past year. There are 263,038 enrolled church members among the negroes and 320,220 among the whito people, n gain of 7,831 during the rear. In the fortv-seven schools there are 0.213 students enrolled. Slnro Its organization the society has expended $4,500,000. The total receipts for the year ending June 30 last" ore $2(11.5(12.10. Appropriations amounting to $1011,000 were made for the coming year. Bishop Walden presided at tho ovenlng sos Blnn, nnd spoko ot the wonderful bold of the Methodist Church on the colored people, and of the prospect of extending the work of the Freed men s Society to Africa. IT. A. MOMPSOX IX COVltT. Uaadeufrad to a Vaaraat He Goaa lo Face the Charge at Tnert rrom m Vale Man. New Ha vex, Conn., Nov. 8. William Archi bald Thompson went to jail this morning hand cuffed to nn old vagrant, in default of $800 ball, for embezzling a $40 ring from Arthur J, Raney of Yale. At the request of Prof. Beers of tho Law School J. E. Whoeler of tbo law firm ot Ailing, Webb & Morehouse appeared for tho young man and asked that his hearing bo continued until next Thursday. This was granted, but Judge Bishop refused to make tho ball any Hnmllor, The young man sat in court ami hid his, face behind tho prisoners In the dock, seemingly very much ashamed, nnd when ho was taken to Jail he pulled Ills student hat down ovcr hli face as far as possible. Noth ing has liecu beard from his wlfu or aunt In Brooklyn nnd it is not supposed that he will be able to get bonds. The story" of Thompson s career, or that part of It which has come to light since his arrest, tcrnn with mi'xrastul nnd unsuccessful swin dling. Ho says he was born in Wostvlllo, but has not been ill ere for tweutv-onej ears, tie is a hnmUoine little fellow, probably 25 yonrs old, of clean-cut feature nnd physique, und dressoH well. He bays hltr father und mother are dend, but ho has a wlfo, child, and aunt at 23 Second place, Brooklyn, WAUAfiU hlXE TOLEnO.cniOAOO. A nirrrlor Farrraata a Wove to Compels wlln (ha Vandrrbllts. Tomcdo, O., Nov. 8,-Col. S. C. Reynolds of this city, n director of tho Wn bash, says that the road will begin nt once tho construe Hon of n llnu fiom this city to Chicago. This means sharp competition botweeu tho Wabash and tho Vnndcrbllts. The Wubish ugrccd some time sgo to keep out nt Chicago It certain terminal futilities wero ghen it here. Under tho now deal tlio company will lime lo provldo such fiicilitics nnd build a new station. The present situation has grown out of the famous Compton esse, which lias been pending sgnlnst the Wabash for tlftcen years; under it the division east of the Indiana State line must be sold. The Wabash peoplo tarl that It is cheaper to build a new division than to pay the court's award, A second possible development under tbo newcondltl ns will be n direct line to Detroit, which would come into oompttltion with tho Flint and Fore Marqustto. THE SILVER HEELS' TRIP. SOVTII STREET TALES OJF X riLIEVS TEJl'S XOtT JJOIIW THE COAST, Barker Tag R. n, niae Real the Werat or It VTkan a Blow Came Up Off (ho Virginia Cases Canco finally Lament an One of the Bahamas to Bo Forwarded Brltono Cot It. This Is the yarn of tho llttlo two-masted fili buster Silver Heels, as spun by tho shellbacks ot South street. Tho Silver Heels, aa everybody who reads TitK Sun knows, slipped away from this port before daylight on Sunday, Oct. 17, in tow of tho iron tug R. h. wise, which usually does duty In the peaceful waters ot this neigh borhood, The Silver Heels was laden, it Is supposed, with arms and ammunition for tho Cuban revo lutionists. 8he cast oft her lines from an East River pier just as the revenuo cutter Chandler, full ot United States deputy marshals, with clubs and guns, left her slip at the foot of White hall stroet to overhaul tho little schoonor. There was a stiff westorly breeze blowing, and it Is aurmlted that tho Silver Heols dispensed with the services of the Wise In her run up tho East River and the Sound. Whethor tho Wise waited for hor oft tho Hook, whllo she was rounding Long Island, or whether they kept company all tho way up tho Sound, docs not appear In tho South street yarn. It Is certain, however, that the two boats n fow days later were going down tho coast together, a stout haw ser between tho Wlso'snftcr bltts anil the Silver Heels' bow. Tho weather was fnlr until tho filibuster was In tho neighborhood of Cape Charlos. Then thero came a blow tho llko of which Capt. Cutlorof tho WIso had nover been in on so small ncrnft. The seas reared to Al plno altitudes and tho WIso pitched and rolled aa only an olghtyfour-foot crnft ran in a big blow. Things g t loose on deck and every door slam-bangod until tho ferment subsided, which wns not until It had made all tho harbor sailors wish they had nover gono outslae tho Hook. One or tho first things the men on the WIso did when tho skipper saw that bo was In for real weather was to rut loose from tbo Sliver Heels. Tho llttlo schooner promptly hovo to under a shred of canvna nnd watted for tbo blast to let up. It blew twelve hours and in that time tho Wise lost horsolf In tho spoondrlfl and driving rain. Sho simply wallowed in tho riot, everybody hanging on for his life. The door of tho cngino room slammed on the cngtneor's fingers and cut tho ends of tho fingers off. Thereafter, according to tho South street yarn, he becamo advisory engineer. When daylight en mo the men of the Wise found themselves within sight of tho Island ot Cblneoteague, which 11 oft tho Virginia coast. The Silver Heels wns taken In tow again. Tho two vessels parted company near onoof the Bahamas, A party of Cubans was on this Island to receive the cargo of the filibuster, which made sail for somo port of the West Indies after her cargo bad been discharged. A steamer from Florida, supposed to be the Dauntless, took away about a fourth of the war material. Its hiding plaeo was then discovered by tho British authorities and the rest ot it was sclzod. The Wise returned to this port several days ago, and it Is said that all of her crow got ashore in a hurry and never showed up again, declaring that they had had enough of ocean towing in a galo on a harbor tug. FEVER STILL fTAXIXO. Slow Orlaana Itipecta to He Free and Clear of the Dlaeaae on Nor. IS. New Orleans, Nov. 8. Tho situation here continues to Improve In splto of hot and unfa vorable weather. The dlsappearanco of the fever Is accompanied, however, as usual, with an Increase In the relative mortality. It is thought that it will be possible to announce the absolute disappearance of all fever by Nov. 16. Both the United States Marine Hospital and Stato Board of Health physicians, who have been investigating the disease, are hurrying up their work so as to bo able to report as soon as tho epidemic Is closed. It Is said that the Stato and United States physicians will differ In their reports as to the benefit of disinfection. One doctor says be has discovered tho germ of yel low fever, but the bacteriologists hare been far less successful than was hoped for. Tho Cromwell lino stoanicr Hudson arrived here to-day from New York with a number of steoragc passongors. Tho Board of Health was appealed to to prevent the landing of tho immi grants, but declined to net. saying that it was Iierfcctly safe for persons to come into New Or eans now. Two cases of yollow fever aro re ported from St. John parish. They aro sporadic. Among the deaths at Biloxl Is that ot Dr. I. M. Wright. The doctors botn tticro nnd In New Orleans have fared badly In the epidemic. Bay St. Louis has appealed tor aid on tho ground that 300 of Its peoplo aro out of w ork on account of the fever. All tho Mississippi towns on the Gulf, which are dependo t mostly on tho packing of 11 sh and oysters, nro suffering from the severe quarantine, as their products cannot be exported or sold. Tho fever record for the day Is: New Orleans, 14 new cases and 7 deaths; Mobllo.4 new cases and 2 deaths, nnd 3 cases In tho suburbs, nt Turnorvlllo and Spring Hlllroad; Montgomery, 1 new case; Blloxi, 1 now case; Scrunton, 2 now cases: East Pscagouli, 1 new case; Hinds county. .Miss., near Edwards, 3 new cases. Total, 20 new cases and 0 deaths. OIEDLED IlIS XEiaUllOR'S TREES. Bid Robert BfcVeal Alan Drop n Loaded Slab In Borrana IToodpltel TnuNTOK, N. J., Nov. 8. Robert McNeal, a builder, was committed to jail to-day to answer charges of malicious mischief and of threaten ing the life and to destroy tho property of An drew K. Rowan, a wealthy neighbor. Mr. Rowan's residence Is surrounded by a grove of pine nnd other shade treos, most of which were planted by Mr. Rowan over thirty years ago. Ono night last week somo ano "girdled" sixty-two of the finest trees nnd it is feared they will die. On the next day n wood stove In the Rowan sitting room exploded nnd set fire to the house. Tho ftaruos wero extin guished before much damage was dono. In tho debris in the room a piece of w ood about a f oot long was found. It was blackened by ponder marks. Suspicion was at once directed to Mc Neal. who had threatened Mr. Rownn in the past. On Saturday McNeal visited Justico of tho Peace Wllley and told him about an at tempt having been made to blow up tho Rowan house. Wiliey alleges that McNeal confessed that ho bud loaded a slab with powder nnd dropped It whoro Rowan's housekeeper would find It. Ho nlso confessed, so Wiliey nllcgcs, that he had girdled tho sixty-two treos nnd said his reason for his enmity to Rowan was that the latter hud pressed him for money ho owed. Detective Ellis Parker was In an adjoining room und heurd McN'cal's confession. Ho ar rested McNeal, who reiterated his confession and told whern tho knife with which tho trees were girdled could bo found, 'tills nftornoon McNeal repudiated his aliened confession and says he knows nothing about the affair, but Detective Parker nays he found tho knife at McNeal's houso and that ho has learned where McNeal bought tho powdor. SHOT HIMSELF IX XZE HEART. A Tonag Man CUmba In tbe Tap or a Court Iloaae Tower to Commit flnlclde. Canton. N, Y Nov. 8.-George F. McNulty of Norwood, 22 years old, who has for somo time acted as turnkey at tbe St, Lawrenco County Jail, shot himsolf through tho heart on Satur day, having first climbed to the top of the Court House tower, moro than 100 feet from the ground. McNulty had been placed under ar rest, he having borrowed a mlleago book of a Mr. Clark ot Norwood and failed to return It. The Sheriff, who thoucht highly of McNully, hud promised to stralghton tho matter up for him, Tho Sheriff was nwny on Saturday and when ho returned McNulty was missing. After vainly searching for lilm for a tlmo tho Sheriff missed Ills rnimrr. Huspei ting that McNulty, In his shame otcr tho degradation mused by the arrest, hud inndo way with himself, ho insti tuted a search und toon dlscovcruil that tho door leading up to thu tower wus upon. On the upper flour lay McNulty, ilcud, with tho re volver near by. He had unbuttoned both c-ott and vest, dollborntcly placed the weapon over his heart and II rod. Ho had been dead about an hour when disc oiered. McNulty wus a young man of excellent habits and was highly re spected by thoso who knew him. JACK TARS OX AX AM ERIC AX SHIP, Thoy Trll a alarv r (narration nnd tbo Cruelly or Their ODlrrra. San Fiiancihco, Nov. 8, Five forlorn, scurvy stricken sailors from thu American ship John A, Brlggs told a etoiy of starvation and cruelly this morning before the Federal District Attor ney. Their vessel was IbOdnys making tho trip from Baltlmoro to this city, and tho crew wore so reduced by hunger that they actually ate tho Jeasootf thu musts. Thoy chargo both Capt. . W. Batch nnd First Mate Johnson with gross cruelty in beating them, and with deliberately starving the crow and withholding vegetables, so that many contracted scurvy. Tho ship had a libera) supply of provisions, so thero was no excuse for parsimony, 'lno.pt tho sailors, Nichols and Jawela. are in tho Marine Hospital In a terrible condition from scurvy and tbe beatings which tbey received. The Captain and saate hare been arrested. ; ill a ' ' ' .L i i A VAfkoVXm'A VXQ11TER. 'in ' r ' KtpUiu of tk fcato Col. John . Far In Bor dar Warfare. Dauas, Tex., Nor, B.-Col. John S. Ford, who diod in Ban Antonio tho other day, was a, famous flghtor in the early days of Texas. Born In the Green vlll district ot South Carolina on May 25, 1810, his fathor removed with his family to Tennessee in 1817, and thero Col. Ford resided until he was' 21 years old. Early In 1830 his real was aroused by tho struggle for independence in Texas, and he recruited a com pany, in ndvanco of which ho enmo to Texas, reaching tho sceno of action too late to partici pate tn tlio battle ot San Jacinto. In 1830-7-8 ho rendered military servloo to Texas, conduct ing campaigns al various times against tho In dians and nover making n fight without win ning. In ono skirmish with the Comsnchcs he, Capt, Hays and fifteen other men charged tho redskins, killing thlrty-flvo ot them. In 1844 ho was elected to tho Congress ot the Rcpubllo of Toxos, and was the first to Introduce a bill for tho acceptance of the annexation resolution. Col. Ford settled at Austin In 18 15, establish ing the Texas Democrat. In tho following year he went to tho Mexican war ns Adjutant of Col. John C. Hays's regiment. After many engage ments with guorrillas, in tho vicinity of Vera Cruz, ho waa seloctod to command a company of spies. Whon Gen. Pattorson advanced to the city ot Mexico ho commanded tho front guard and took nn actlvo part in all tho subse quent engagements In tho Valley of Mexico. For gallant servlcos whllo thus engaged ho waa reeummonaeu to mo war uoparcuiuut uy uen. Joe Lnr.o. In March, 1849, Col. Ford accompanied Major Robert 8. Neighbors In tbo expedition to El Paso, a valuablo report of which ho prepared. In 1810 ho was mado Captain of tho Rangers, stationed between tho Nueces and tbo Rio Grande, and In that and succeeding years be had many engagements With tlio Indians, tn nil of which ho was victor. It is related thnt in slnglo combat ho killed an Indian chief and captured his llttlo boy, whom ho educated, in tending thnt the redskin should mako a mark In tho world. If possible Tbo Indian boy did not wnlt to graduate. Having learned of how his father died, bo quit school, trlod to assassi nate Col. Ford, and falling in it fled to the for est, whero be resumed tbo ways of his race. In 11852 Col. Ford wan elected to tho Senate to succeed Gcu. Edward Burelson, nnd In that year he purchased the Southwestern printing establishment, merging it tho following year with theSfafe 7Ymes,wlth Capt.JooWolkcr.as his pnrtnor. Ho pursued his editorial labors until 1858. when ho was callod to tho command ot tho Stnto troops. In May of thnt year he was or dered to penctrato tlio Comancho hunting ground with nn expedition consisting of 100 rangers and 111 friendly Indinns. On May 12 lie struck the camp of tho hostllos. Tho State troops charged Impetuously. Tho famous Co mancho chief. Iron Jackot, who nppenrod in full war dress, wns killed by a friendly Indian named Pock Mark. Tho roit ot mall worn by this chief Is now In tlio library of the Stato Cap itol. Tho second chief next advanced nnd fell ul tho end of the village, whereupon tho Ran k'cr.i rushed forward yelling and captured the lllnge. In this contest tho Comanchcs lost soventy-six killed besides their wounded, 320 horses, all of their lodges, buffalo robes, Ac, whllo tho Toxans only lost two killed and wounded. During tho fall of 185!) Gen. Juan N. Cortina organized a force In Mexico professedly for ser vice In that country, lint in reality to sack Brownsville, Tex.. Before daybreak on tho morning of Sept. 28 ho entered that city, killed six of its inhabitants, and was preparing lo burn tho plnco when he was induced to with draw by Gen. J. M. Carvajal and Col. MIrucI Tljcrtna. Ho then waged war without restraint upon the people of Texas, robbing tho United Stales mall, burning houses, and shedding blood. In an affair with rltl7cns ot llrowns ille he haa u decided advantage. It took tho citizens three days to march to n fort and three hours to get home. Cortina slowly moved up tho Rio Gruntie, devastating tho country an ho went. He was pursue! by (icn. lieintzelman, at tho bond of u forco of regulars and Rangers, who, on Dec. 2(1, made a forced march with a view of surprising! ho bandit chief, t'ol. Ford wns sent forwinf by Gov. Runnels to occupy the road to Roma In advance of Cortina, with ninety Rangers. He met n scouting party of Corilna's, exchanged shots with them, nnd threw hi foroo between lliein und Rio Graudo City. Ceil. Ford advanced, chnrgcJ Cor tinu'snrtillery, receU ed a ca airy charge, which ho repulsed, and then pursued the Hying ene my. When Gen. lieintzelman arrived with the regular troops, the buttle wns ut nn end, and Col. Ford wns in pursuit of Cortlnn's body l-nalil. Ho captured Cortlnn's artillery and dim e the fly iugMixIi ans ucross tho ltlu Grando. Cortlna's forcu in this engagement consisted of Iol men. rnv.ilry nnd urtlllr ry, whote detent by uno-tciith their number of Texansiows tho It ult of which the hitler wus m.ule. Col. Kuril generally judged of a man's mili tary qualities bv hi-i oyc. A young man who bus gruduutcd In Otiorliii College, urtuited by a splilt or adventure, ilrirtcd to Ilroniiswlle nnd found himself strnnded. In 'ho latter con dition he walked to Col. Ford's camp, about six miles south of the city, and, addresning liim belf to the commander, said: "Colonel. I have nothing to do and want to Join the Hangers." "I llko thu color of your eyes, and will glvo you an opportunity to distinguish yourself," tho Colonel replied, after gazing canfully Into tho eyes of the young man, w filch itcre steel gruy . 'J lio next day tho young Ranger was sent to Brownsville with despatches. Returning, he tuptured a noted Mexican desperado, who had slain several Americans nnd for u long tlmo hud eluded tho Rangers. Tho Oberlln boy brought the desperado to the Colonel, who tald: "I don't enro to see him." "Como along," Buld the Ranger, addressing his prisoner, whom he forced to go In front ot blm until they entered u small patch of chapar ral, in which thoy disappeared, A. moment Inter n shot wns heard. It was the death knell of tho Mexican criminal. Tho classical young Ranger returned to the Colonel's cniup and re ported: "Escaped." " 'Tls well," was tho Colonel's reply. In thoso days when the road lo civilization had to bo blazed with tho six-shooter or carved with! the sword tbe trial of desperadoos was deemed Impracticable, unwise and without good results. Cortina recruited nnd reorganized his forces and then moved down tho Itlo Grando, occupy -lug a bend called I.a HoIbu. thirty-six miles northwest of Matainorns, where ho intended to capture tho stuiuiboat Runchcro, which wns descending tbo rler with a valuablo cargo and $300,000 In ellicr cntn. Lieut. Loomls Lang dun wus on board tho ttteamer with n, dclnch mcnt.of rogulars und btoneman nnd Ford wero moving up the rhur, llio steamer was nttuc-kud by Cortina early in the day. Lang don used with good ttlect two ploces of artil lery which he had mounted on tho hurricane deck, whero ho lunstructcd u fort out of cotton bnles. Tho steamer was driven to shore and tied up nt tho coin ex extremity of tho bend, while Cortlnn commanded tho rher above and below her. Ho being on tho Movh an side, tho only way to uue tho bout wns to dislodge blm. A force having been left with the steamer, forty eight Itungors crossed tho llio Grande, gnlned a well-covered position, attacked 300 Mexicans, turned their left flank, charged them, and dro e them from bohlnd u pickot fence nnd from houses. The loss of, tbo Toxuns was ono killed mid three wounded, and thut of Cortina, as subsequently stated bv one of his officers, twenty-nine killed und forty wounded. The noxt light occurred nt Lu Mosa. whero tbo Mexicans had set n trap for tho Rangers. Oniclal information having been received that Cortiuu was in vamp there, Capt. Htnncman started after lilm with two companies of cav alry, and about two hours belorodny a crossing wnu effected, Ihe Mexicans weru routed in a few- seconds. Htoncmaii nnd Kind attain struck Cortlnn, this time ut n ranch twenty-four inllca south ut Mntuiiiorna. nnd defeated blm, where upon lie left thu Itlo (iraiule. In tho spring of lHo(; rord crossed Into Mo!cn upon authority granted by Gen. Cnrvnjul lor tho purpose of capturing twenty-live of Cortlnn s followers at Reynosu, which was occupied by 400 armed MexUuus. Into it Ford imirchcd with eighty llo men. Not curing to tiro on tho Rangers (lie Mexican authorities pnrlryod. Licut.-Col, Itobort V.. ifc, having arrhcil ut tho opposite side of tho river with u forro of rogular troops, opened correspondence with tho Moxtean au thorities, giving them to understand what re sults they hiIkM expect if raiding upon Toxas continuid, 1'hls brought tbe Cortina war to u close. Col, Ford was a member of tho Secession ConentIon In 1SII1, und under Its authority commanded" nn expedition to llrnros Siintlugo in February of that eur. Ho took steps to Bet on foot u trade between Mexico and tho Con federate States, und nldid in "t nlng up a route to supply the States west of Ihe Mississippi. On May 12, 1MII5. Col. Fnnl at Palinlto. with less than 300 mounted men nnd u hnttcry of six pieces of artillery, defeated Ceil. Barrett in command of three regiments, 'lid" was tlio last engagement of thu war. After the war ho was prominent In Stuto afTulis In Texas. JOTTISas AROVT TOITX. Mile. Cleo da Merode, tbe French danoar, aecom- Eanled liy lirr mother, la booked lo sail today for urooa on the North Herman l.loyil tteanuhlp Trara. Judgments of absolute divorce were granted In thcte oaaea yesterday Uy Justice McLaughlin to Paul Oartel from Clara Oertul, and by Jiutles Binytti to Mary K. Bteven from Uror A. Mevena. JuitVia JJe Laugtdln haa trantnt .limited dlrorco to Bophla h. Sherwood (rem Willlajn Ijbero ood. THE JOKE PROVED FATAL. L-l JtlXOX TOOK IT SERXOV8T.T, XOVOUT, AXD TTAS KILLED. Tic aVeft Bla Bleyele In ""rent of MeCatae's alooa In Paaanle anal ioaae One Hl It He Taougat It Had Been Stolen nd Raleea at Bow, In Tfhieh His iUnll Was Tetnrd. PABflAto, N. J Not. 8.-George Nixon, a fore man in Mayor MoLean's mosquito nottlng fac tory in this city, was kicked to death yesterday evening In McCabe'a Hotel, Garfield, across the river, in Bergon county, Nixon had beenblcyclo riding all tho afternoon, and on hU way home stopped at McCabo's place, learine his wheel outside. Ho remained but a few minutes In the hotel, and when ho went to mount his wheoJ it wns gono. Ho returned and asked McOabe what had bocomo ot It, and when McCabosald he didn't know Nixon told him ho would hare to bo responsible for it. In the course ot the dispute Nixon appealed to tho crowd in tho place. The men wero nearly all boarders at McCabo's house, and took his part in tho troublo. Two of them becamo very offensive Nixon struck ono of them a blow, and In return recolvcd a worso one. McCabe took Nixon nsldo and talked with hint with tho result that Nixon said ho was wrong and would apologize to the man whom ho had struck. Ho stopped forward to do so, but as be got within reach his advnneo was probably mistaken as a nicnaco and tho lounger knocked him down. A general sen llio ensued. Whllo Nixon was prostrato some ono kicked htm In tbo bead. He rv.it .... ,m i. ...! !... . . .....M..1.. t a n ml then roll In a heap. McCabe dragged him out on the veranda nnd poured brandy down his throat. Dr. Davenport was sent for. Hoar rlvod within a few minutes, but Nixon wns dead. Constable James Emmons was nt onco summoned, but ns yot no arrests have been made. An hour later Coroner RIcardo of Haek ensack took charge of thu body. It Is said that tho man who struck Nixon first and tho ono who dealt the kick hnve left town. It Is understood thnt tho officers know them. Nixon lived within two hundred yards of the spot where ho met his death. Tho fatal blow was abovo tho left car, where tbe skull was crushed In over an Inch. The troublo grow out ot a practical Joke. Nixon's wheel had not been stolen, but had been hidden In jest by Douglas Chapman in the rooms of tho Garfield Club. Nixon is said to have been of a qulot. Inoffensive nnturo.and not likely to cngago tn a quarrel unless unduly provoked. Ho leaves a widow and threo children. ELLA DEOLET LOST AOAIX. A Briagoesrt Toast Woman, While Tempora rily Deranged, I.rarea Home. BntcaKPORT, Conn., Nov. 8. Ella Begley, 18 years old, who lived with her mother, a widow, on Pcquonnock street, is missing, and the police and her relatives and friends have been search ing for hor since last night. It Is feared she has killed herself. She has been 111 lately and her mind Is affected. This is tho third tlmo she has escaped tbo vigilance of tho nurses nnd got out of the house. Some weeks ago sho was found In New York city, to which sho had walked. Last night sho was left alone for a fow tnlnutos, and when her mother returned sho was missing. OBITUARY. Gen, James C. Duane, President of the Aque duct Commission, died early yesterday morning of apoplexy. Ho was at the home of his son, Dr. Alexander Duane, at 40 East Thirtieth street, where he hnd lived for many years. Gen. Duane was born in Schenectady in 1824. Ho wont through Union College and entered West Point in 1844. He was one of tho oldost living West Point graduates and held second place In his class. Ho was appointed brevet Second Lieu tenant of Engineers on graduating and was made Second Lieutenant and First Lieutenant In 1855. Declining promotion that would tako him out of the engineering branch of tbo service, he was appointed Captain of Enginoers in 1801. He was steadily promoted until bo was made Brigadier-General ot Engineers on Oct. 11, 1880, and was retired. Gen. Duano's servlco was varied In character. He was In turn assistant instructor In practical military engineering at tho Military Academy, assistant engineer at two forts, and llghthouso engineer. Ha was in command of tho first and stcond lighthouse districts from IriliH to 1878 nnd of thu Third llghthouso district, which includes Now York hnrbor. from 1870 tn 1880. During tho civil war Gen. Dunne wus in command of theenitinccr battalion lu thu Virginia peninsula campaign of tho Army of tho Potomac, Ho was also Chief Engineer ot the Army of the Potomac from Sep tember to Noomher. 1802. From November. 18U2. to June, IKO.'i. he wus Chief Engineer of the department of tho South. Gen. Duanu was niadn nn Aqueduct Commissioner by Mayor Hewitt, and nt its first meeting was elected President of the board, lio had been President u.crsince. He hnd spent much ot his time In iicticely superintending tho work near Croton. He ."Unwed no signs of ill health that had led any one to fenr his sudden mil. Gen. Duano mairlcd In 1851 Harriet llrewerlon, tho dnugh let of Gen. ltrewertnn. His wldownnd bin miti4. James Duane, an engineer of tho Department of Public Works, and Dr. Alexander Duane, sur vheblni. Charles It, O'Neill, a former Mayor of Jersey City, died yesterday morning at his homo, 251 Eighth street. Mr. O'Neill wns torn in Puter sou In 1830. Ho removed to Jersey City and en gaged in tho lumber business, in w bleu he ac cumulated a fortune. Ho became Interested In politics, nnd In 1802 wus elected a member ot the Hoard of Aldermen on tho Democratic ticket. Ho wns afterward Director of the County Board of Freeholders. Ho was Mayor of Jersey City lu 1870, ut tho time the city wns consolidated with Hudson Cltv nnd Bergen. Under thu charter of the cunsolidnted city the term of the -Major was extended from ono to two years, but Mayur O'Neill refused to serve the second yenr, declaring that the peoplo had elected him for only ono year, and the citizens of tho enlarged munici pality had not hnd an opportunity tn express nt tho polls their preference for Mnyor. 'I ho fol lowing year he w as reelected, w Itli scarcely any opposition. Mr. O'Neill held several appointive Slate offices. In 1874 the Democratic nomina tion for Congress wub ottered to lilm, but horo tusedlt, as be had retired from politics, hlnco then ho had boen requested n number of times to run for office, but had Invariably refused. Ho was a liberal contributor to charitablo insti tutions. The funeral scnlces will bo held on Thursday and a solemn requiem muss will be sum' in nt, Mary's Church. Robert Montague Austin, who died on Satur day afternoon nt his home, 2118 South Fourth street, Wllllnmsburg, wus n tbirtv-thlrd degree Mason. Ho wns born In London. England, scv ent -seven yoars ngo, and when ho was 20 years old 1".) came toAmerba. He was a. glider, nnd for many years operated a mirror and picture frame factory ut 04 Fulton street, this oily. Hu retired from business twenty jetrs ago. Four rears ago he became afflicted w ith catarrh und nsthiiin, and nn unsuccessful operation somo time ago hastened his death. He belonged lo Corner Stone Ixidge, No. 307, F. and A. M nnd the Masonic veterans ABSociauon, nnu wasnnu of the founders of thedisbandid St, Paul's Prot estant Episcopal Church in Wllllnmsburg. Ho Ieuves u widow and four grow u children. Horace Barnard, a well-known lawyer of this city, died yesterday morning nt his residence, 2(1 East Thirty -fourth street, utter along Ill ness. Mr. Barnard wns boinln Charleston, S. C, In 1820, his parents being New England peo plo who had gone South from Hartford, Conn, lie was graduated from Yule University in 18 10, and from tho Harvard Law School In 1853, coming to Now York to practice bis pro fession, Mr. Barnard married Miss Louisa A. Zerega ot Ihls city in 18(13. His widow, two sons, and one daughter survltu him. He was oncof thu Hist members of tho Union League Club, waa a member of tho Manhattan Club, und of the Society of tbe Sons of the Revolu tion. The Rev. John U Richards, 00 years old. Is deud at the home of his daughter In Ocean Grove, N.J. Mr. Richards was a member of tbe Newark M. E. Conference, and was well known as an evangelist, Prof. Alfred H. Brnoo, 60 years old, who for more than thirty yoars was instructor of Instru mental music in the Ktatn Normal and Model schools at Trenton, N. J,, died last night of Brlght's disease. VMlf wm be mtt Profitably spent zvm it you will con our tailor Unit yourself in our stock re plete with everything that's new, not only in woolens, but Inte rior trim and finish, and all at m sonable price marks. Special Overcoat, $25. Special Business Suiting, $25. Cttgllsb trouserings, $6.50 to $12. Biirnhdins Phillips Custom tailoring only. Cetiple CoHrt Annex, 119 na$sn St. . , i , BLIGHTED RX TfTO It USTT CA NTEEX9. KTet er n Ckange In the fVhlaWer en Ihe He. velepnaent am Premlalns- Coal WM. "Two rtisty canteens," said the ex-boomer from Oregon, "aro rosponslblo for tho fact that I am not now receiving a good Income from tho salo of tho Coos Bay coal which has bocome bo popular In San Francisco In tho last few yoars. When I first moved onto tho ranch near Drain I employed a surveyor to go over my boundary lines and sot up stono luonumonts nt my cor ners and section lino Intersections. He waa a small, wiry, dark-skinned individual, who nolther smoked nor drank nor swore, nnd was professedly truthful; but his experiences had been so varied nnd remarkable that for somo tlmo I found ninny of his Btortos pretty hard to bollovo. I kept coming on unexpected verifi cations of his yarns, howovcr, so that in tho courso of tlmo 1 gave him my fullest coufldonco and when ho enmo to mo during tho second lour of my residence on tho ranch and said ho knew of n deposit of wbnt ho thought wns pretty good coal, I Immediately deckled to Investi gate It. "1 .secured the son Ices of a coal expert from l orllnnd, and he, tho suncjor, my son Char ley, who hud quiton fund ot general sclcntttio know ledge, a friend from Iloiton and mysolf formed tho party of tlvo that startod out at sunrlsu ono morning lu April, 1888, for tho sur veyor b coal I'cposlt. It wus tho latter ond of thu rainy senson, mid tho roads were In a very bad condition, but wo were all mounted on good horses from my 0u stnblo and wero trnvolling with very lltiio dunnage. In fact tho chiof weight we. curried was in tho whiskey with .ii.i. v,ii,v lull inceBsniiciv. "Coal of an iurcrior quality had been mined on tho sboro of Coos liny for a long tlmo even then; nnd considerable pruspoctlng for bettor deposits had been done, so that wo thought bost to conduct our examination rather secretly. c rodo on an old and almost abandoned Government trail, forrylng over tho Umpqua River eight times on flat-bottomed scows with mooring ropes ut ouch end leading to blocks thnt trmcllcd along a cable stretched overhead across the ritr. 'lho boats wero operated by tightening the mooring nt tho forward end and loosening tho other, whon the current, acting on tho slanting side of the scow, would drive it forward slowh. "Everything went finely the first day of the trip, nnil tn splto of tbo bad going nnd tho mis erable Oregon mist, tho entire party continued In excellent spirits, but thu next morning somo ot (is noticed u queer taste to tho whiskey. At tho next forry.wo procured n tumblor from the ferry keeper, and examined soino ot tho stuff through a magnifying glass that Charley ulwujs cur ried, nndjound It to contain u groat number of durK colored particles which had a bitter tusto, and when rublied between tlio lingers wero gritty and left a brown stain. Our first thought wus that It might be tho deliberate work of tbo surveyor, who was tho only tempornnco man in thu party, but a trial ot tho Becond canteen ful, which 1 knew hnd not boen tampered with, as I carried it mjsolf, disclosed the fact tlml it was also in tlio sumo ularuilng condition, though not quite so bad. "Our journey from thero on assumed a differ ent nspci t. Charley, who hud been dashing abend with tho man froui Boston nnd picking out sheltered spots at which to hull u mo ment und tako a drink, now rode dejectedly ut tho hood ut our cuvnlcude, and the oxpert froui Portland stopped his frequent trips olf tho road to examine tbe outcrapplngs ocr which hu had been so enthusiastic, and closed up the rcur without a glanco to cither side. Tho Burvejor was tho only ono in whom no change wan apparent, but 1 had lOBt Interest in tbe stories be wns telling, and at length, ho ton, Btopped talking. Tho whiskey grew worse und worso, until wo all decided It wns too bad even to Binell, and Charley, determined to know whut was the matter with it, utood tho last canteen up against a big boulder by tho roadside, and then, taking up the end of an Oregon irrapa root, rodo off with It a few feet, 'then lie backed ills horso 'into tbe vine trailing behind him till ho kicked. Ono of tbe animal's lunges toro open the canteen, which wo saw to bo nearly eaten through with iron rust. "Wo arrhed nt our destination In tho middle of tho afternoon, and mado a cursory examina tion of the outcrop, and were, with the ox c cptlon of tho surveyor, unanimous in condemn ing it us unpromising. Wo lett, after gather ing a sackful of coal, which, when wo tried It that night, did not burn very well, and left a lurgo percentage of ush, and In tbe morning we started for home, leaxing the surveyor, who lived not far away, disappointed but not convinced tbnt bis Und was as valueless as we pronounced It. Two joars later ho succeeded in getting the location examined again, and It' is now tho centre of tho new Coos Bay coal region." 31 R. SILTESTRE'S ASPIRATIOXS. HatlTM or tbe Play Writing Tbat Caused the Duel with Iienrl Bauer. Armand Silvestre, who has just fought a duel lu Paris with Henri Bauer because he didn't llko tho way tho latter criticised his play, has mado several nttompts recently to succeed im u dramatist, and for that reason probably re garded with exceptional sensitiveness whut was said ubout his work, in his efforts to mnko u reputation ho has tried his hand nt all kinds ot stage writing, from grand opera libret tos to ballets nnd sacred tableaux. M. Silvcstro hasbecn much moro success ful in other departments of literature than in his dramatic writing. Ho made his lltcrnry debut as a poet, and In that field will probably be best known, for much of bis prose writing bus been done for tho newspapers of Paris, to which he has for jenrs been an industrioiu und conspicuous (ontributor. Ho is idx'y ycurs old now, and camo from the south of 1'runee, whero Is father was a magistrate. Ho recoil, ed u good education from his father, und his tlrst versos wero written to a joung woman whom ho wanted to murry. His father disapproved of tho mutch, and tho young muu set out ror Purls In order to procure tno means for his marriugo, as both ho und tho gtil wero penniless, lio decided to become un en gineer, und studied diligently ut lho Poly technique, but by tho time ho bad pusioil his examinations tbe young woman hnd been quite forgotten. Then Silestro Joined tho nimy, but that career wus not promising enough for him to btick to, und after a whilo ho came back to tbo Latin quarter und devoted himself to literature. 'Hint was in 1870. Eor since thut lime Slhostro has been n constant worker, und Is said to lmo acquired a fortune of ubout; 00,000. But the task of turning out the anec dotes nnd stories which wero expected ot him on regular dujs every woek becamo arduous enough to turn his efforts toward tbe stuge. Poetry, ho has recently said, would suit him best it he could afford to devoto his time to it, and his attempts to write plays aro mado with tbe Idea of succeeding In a form ot literature profitable enough in the returns to enable lilm to devoto bis tlmo to work which ho really enjoys. Tbo Theatre Krain,'ais bus already pi'Mlucod several ot his plajs, but nono of them lias met with sin cess enough to curry it ocr tbe borders of its author's country. His Inst work ovcr which tho duel occurred wus "1 rlstan of Lyoness-," acted n few days ago ut tho Comedlo r'r.in;aisc. M. SUvostre has been u member of the legion of Honor slnco 1880, Meeting or ma t'lillcd Donllng Club.. Nearly 100 delegates attended the meeting of tbe United Bowling Clubs at Beethoven Hull on .Sunday. The following clubs wero represented: Seventeenth Waid, Fidelia, Orchard, Krakohlia, Jumbo, Spartan, Gotham, Empire, Rosedale, Mucker, Norddcutscher, Glendale, New York City Schuetien, West Shore, Civil Service, Black Bass, Uleecker, Pioneer, Harmonic, West Har lem, Hclnebund, Clio, Cannon, Acme, Cyclone. Has Beens, Corinthians, U No, Hector, River dale, Audubon and Police Gazette, Tbo follow -ing nominating commltteo was elected: Georgo Schmltt, C. V. Niglutach, II. F. Iclump, M. Cubu, H. Wendt.C. Johnson, C. L. Million), G.Kappler, L. Schultze, J, P. Dannefolser, D. Frercks, II. Boscben, (I, Otx. S. 11, Ilrnudt, and L. llnln bach. Secret arj l'alno reported that a number of clubs whli li participated In tho women's tournument last season hnd lequestod lilm to uae bis Influence to Induce the Culled Bowling Clubs to hold another tournament under Its aus pices. Letters of upplicutlon were received Jrom the following women's clubs: Olean der, Ladies' Golden Hod, Exceptional, Co lumbia, Independent Sclnictzen, Jolly Wo men, Wnlkuercn, Merrv Ladles, Now York City SchucUm, and iladcnla. Thu matter was laid oer until after tho holldnjs. It was decided tbnt the howling commltteo should arrange nil detull for the bead-pin tour nament, which will begin tho hitter part of January, There was considerable discussion regarding thu placing of clubs In tho six sections ot the tournament now going un at Thuiu & Kablsdorf's Harlem allejs. it seems that tho Corinthians are participating In section 1 In Blend of section ., whllo tho Spartan, who should have plajed In section 1. uro rolling In section D. Tliuin informed tho delogntos tbnt he hud made lho change nt the request of tho Corinthians. As It was too luto to renrrango the clubs, it was decided to allow tho sections to remain as they are, Tho mlstuko in tho section 2 schedulo was rcctlllcd, thu Echo team pla Ing on Doc. Ul in place ot the Acmes, Tlio Now VorkCltySchuetz en Club, which lost nil rights to a prize by playing only threo men on Oct. "0, was ngniii placod on the eligible prize list, 'llio twogmnis forfeited by tbo I'llos wore ordered lo bo played, the one against tbo Rivcrdales un next Thursday and tbe other agulust tho An dubons on Nov. -H. Two games forfeited by tho Harmonies to tho Pioneer und Orodcll teams were also taken nut nt tho record, as nolther club was Informed In time to have Us men on tbe alleys. Word waa rocehed from lho T, and K. Howling Club morutersthat they desired tn withdraw their anpl.ritlon, while tho Franklin Bowling Club Jot Harlem requested to be taken off tbe mem bership roll. J t Mm .- j In the cintre of Ihe offre district. Dreadnij oi r , site City Hall Square. This store is full of new ; cloth and new clothes read v- . Mi to-wcar. Not a suit here s; bought earlier than this last summer and yet not one JT penny has been added to the Jr price for higher tariff and in other increased costs. 'f The crcat values of our M $ i o, $ 1 2 or $ 1 5 suits sur- M prise people. M Merchant Tailoring, Second Floor. , S No house in this big city 1!J is more successful in made- m to-measure clothes. M And yet prices in this 111 department are not high. ifl E. O. Thompson's Sons . To-order Clothing . - Prnnrliuair li Rad-mdeCtothlnE 245 DrOaQWay lj Clerical Clnthlng st.jve j,ti( h4CS, & Carpet Dept. This week -Js 125 Rotts 5-frame M Body Brussels, ' X and 112 Rolls 1 Best Quality Velvet, no els. it per yard, &a; rcgular'prlcof 140 & 1.33. -99f; Smyrna Rugs, 1 size 6x9 ft. W Lord& Taylor, 1 liroudway & 20th St. Wk 5ffla?' 3f For rainy days we have mackintoshes and umbrellas of unexcelled value. Rain-coats from English Tan Covert Mackintosh Cloth, dou ble breasted velvet collars manufactured to sell at $7.50, to be sold now at $3.75. Umbrellas made from English Silk-Knit Cloth. Fast color. Natural wood sticks. Taffeta silk cases. $1.15. HACKETT, ( Broadway, CARHART Cornr-rlSth. &nn. Corner Ciiiuii, -J. Near Chainbera. Plrntr orHpore nt Ilia Ueran County Hunt and Country C lull. Golf Is not the only pas lino fostered by tho Ocean County Hunt nnd Counlrv Club. The hounds, with. Tnmcs Con vci u ns master, weather permitting, will moot e cry Tuesday. Thursday, and Hal iirdn), beirlnninu' on nest lliurwlnj. A board tennis cniiil is now under const ruction, nnd thero will be an open tennis tournament in April next. A new house has beon built for Ihe plt-eou shooter, and them is a leuulnr contest every Snluriln). (In .Ian, t there will bean open hniiiilcnp competition nt twi-iit-l!to birds for a cup presented h' 1'wlnlitM. Harris. Skins on Drs with torturinp, dlsfiKUrlnp;, itcblnp;, liunilii",', bleeiliiiK, seal , and pimply humors, Instantly rrllou'd bj a warm hath r.wllht'iriLiiiA bounslnp;lo application of Curiti'iiA (ointment i, tho (-rial ln cure, and a full doso of I cnct'iiA ltr-soi, kni. tioura Iiwidthm-itbaulih aorld Pottis D U ("sr.fcie rropi , Iloiton, llojlnl urtTortuiinf llumii"fil. BABY'8 SKIN '"'tsJ WXTA'&S.'' S