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I CHANdtLLQJliAY ACCUSED
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m vxaxxtiiv quaurvl that is-
g rotfr nriiAiiVHtt vxtrh-Rsiiv.
X ChnllnrJChnrd nllh Violating Inn
jf. Contract nlll. llt'hnn leeli. Who eBnvo lll
sR Batata to; the I'nlttiniUjr on t'nnnlllnn That '
H1- llivnidow ni.o.ild Ilecelte an -Annull.
S" 8tr4jWrs, 1oc18. Aqs.rrolhnsnrlicnovor
I thegrnVoot Jlrt. Petals Wing Peck, widow of i
f Bishop JoeV'f P.ccjt Of tbo Methodist Church, i
,,! both of wheWn'wro'idiiong tlio founder of Syra-
v. cuso University; niul gnvo their cntfroeslnto to
,' thn't institution. Mrs. Peck, who survhed her
Tencraulo hushsiid fourteen yonrs, dloil on Dec.
f 7 ili iho advanced nge of DO yonrs, and, by tlio
;' terjugtif n contract mado by her Into husband, 1
. berrosldenco In University nvcnuo, tlio solo I
S remnk'hl of n largo estate, will pass Into thn
I hsndftpl tho university. Whllo Mrs. Peek wn
'' on'hor (Icilh bed sho inadn tho unusual request
f that tho Chancellor of 'tho tihlvcrslty, tho Rev.
' James loscoo Day, 8. Tr I)., LUD., should bo
debarred from nny participation In '.ho funeral
'- aervlccs nnd not allowed to say any words of I
, eulogy or otherwise over her grave, j
f Perhaps on this Bccount Chancollor Day, bo-
foro tho funeral, gnvo out to thn cross an Inter-
Vlaw,regnrdlnglliom,inner.ln which tho Peck
csftitocamo Into tho hsnds of tbo university,
and announced that tho university had over
paid Mrs. Peck rnoro than $1,000, ncrordlng to
tho terms of her husband's contract. This
1 brought out a prompt reply from tho Ilev. W.
Dj Rockwell, n itraduato of tho university and
a friend of Mrs. Peck, to iho effect that tho
University had contracted to pay Mrs. Peck
ojt annuity of $300 per year for tho
term of her natural llfo, and that
over throe years ago, nt tho Instance of
Chancellor Day, this annuity had bcon cut off.
Tho curt announcement was sent, so Mr. Rock-
cesars, on thn solo authority of tho Chancel
i tor, and not by authority of tho Hoard of
j Trustoos, ns ho claims, to tho effect that sho
;" bad rocolred all sho was entitled to from tbo
university and need look for no more. It was n
Try severe blow to Mrs. Peck, for It meant tbo
stoppage of hor solo Income. When her hus
band dlod her ontlro cstato consisted of $30 and
tlfo contract for tho annuity.
Chancellor Day In reply reiterated his state
Blent that Mrs. Pock had been overpaid. Inti
mated thnt.Mr. Rockwell was a man not capa
ble of discussing tho question, nnd said that his
statement was folio and slanderous In every
particular. Ho chnrgod Mr. Rockwell with
being an interested party, nnd Intimated that
ho had deslgni upon tho remainder of the estate,
which, how ovur, had passed to tbo university.
Haaaid that tho university hud provided gen
eiouslyfor Mrs. Peck, kccpltig her homo In re
pair, provldinc; a horso. carriage, and sorvanta
lor hor, nnd closed his statement with again
calling Mr. Hockwcll aslanderor, influenced by
j&t mercenary motives.
'ff Far from putting n quietus on Mr. Rockwell.
i the Chancellor's statement wrought him up to a
, high pitch of indignation, righteous If his state-
penis can do suosuiniinica. ana no replica in
kind, saying that Mrs. Peck hhd been uttorly
,', neglected, that her homo had fallen into decay,
'., the chimneys had tuuitiloU, and tho root rotted
oxersier.head. Ho continued:
q-'I-oould possibly cndiiro in sllenco being
i terrned a 'slnndoror,' n -pretended friend," nn
'Incompetent porson o represent tho innitur
fairly; ahd such like, hut when ncctised of
'over the graves of tho sainted dead making n
Blapderous attack upon the university,' sllenco
would not bojusliflcd. The Chancellor himself
began tills discussion, not 'over Iho graves,' s
tho Chancollor saw fit to make n statement on
tho very day of tho death of Mrs. Pock concern
p Ing the financial obligations of tho university to
her.A-blilntcorlng the statontont that sho had
received $1,'00 or $3,000 more from tho
university tbnn thov wcro obligated to pay
nor. lipforo this statement was nmdo by tho
Chancellor never a word had appeared in print
concerning her treatment by the university, al
though three yenrgngo I was urged by many of
her best friends to make It public. I have given
to administer to her comfort nino of tho best
Mears of my life, receiving for it ns a compensa
tion probnbly less than'the Chancellor receives
In one year for making political ndrtroeseB, tell
ing what n great university wo aro about to
bare, and lnuldoiitallylooklngaftcrltsintcrests.
it was ootalono the Iicing drprlved of what sho
bettered to bo hor right to a support
from the university that grieved Mrs. Peck,
but tho thought that she was ontlrolv neglected
ly those who should havo boon her friends and
hor comfort. When for six j ears sho was shut
In hor house, for tlio most of tho time confined
to her own room, not recoiving nny enlls
Xrom tho one who was nt tbo head of the grost
university to which Bhe and the Dlshop had
given their nil. save one brief coll teforo ho hnd
entered mon bis duties at Ryracuso, is It nny
wonder that she. who hnd always been In public
life nnd whoso mind dwelt continually on the
irreat work of tho church, should havo frit this
great trial and should havo cspocially re
quested that he, who should abovo nil have
spoken tlio last words of eulogy over her casket.
, should not bo asked to take nny part in tho last
service for hor that could be rendcert t It is
not a plcnsnnt duty for mo to mnke thoso
charges against tho Chancellor of tho univer-
i fiLy !v.1ilchrJ. lov !t to shirk from them nftor
what tho Chancellor has Bald would be cow
ardly. Thoroisof courso much cxcltoment in univer
sity clrclps, and thcro are nnny who side with
Mr. Rockwol. A public reply from thoChnn
eellpr to Mr. Rockwell's latest interviow isox
p?? 4; nnd ma."5' '"'ends of tho university and
of Rishop and Mrs. Peck, who gnvo their all for
Jta foundation, assart that it will bo dlfflultfor
the Chancellor to clear up matters to their sat-
Ulaction.
THIS ItEPUJIUlOAX) irjViJOEtaiJI.VT.
Btallr 00,000 Votes Cnt 1'iider ILo Clrcnm
I stanen TtiU la Comldrred lMret.
The laBt meeting of the Republican County
Committee ns at present constituted will bo
held at tho Murray Hill Lyceum to-night. It Is
understood that Uttlon HI bo done ut tbo moot-
ft, ing. President Qulgg Is not expected to return
v, ?Si AVaanlngton to preside. Nothing can bo
Js. d'Ond relative to a now enrollment and rcorganl-
f B&tion, for It is generally concodod that that Is a
' matter for tho now County Commltteo, whkh
ilrtll organlzo in Jnnunry.
B i1 Secretary Manchester of the County Com-
). tnltlttee said vesterday that tho returns from
the primaries held on Tuesday nlsht show thnt,
In splto of the rain and tbe fact that thcro wcro
"BO tew contests, owing to tho knowledge that
gthe organization to ho perfected ns a result or
Vtho primaries is to bo only u temporary one.
,tully 23,000 votos were cast. This, to bo
llVlip,.ls not so so big n voto as has bcon
cast at Kopubllran prlmnrles. but It is bigger
than any cast atTammsny Hal) primaries in this
.dlty, and indicates that there is still a lively In
tenst In party nfjalrs among local Republicans.
JjfVMWlo twen fpr the general knowledge that
i there Is soon to bo a new enrollment nnd a com-
ltp rcorganif ation of the party, the local Ro
pabllcan lendors doclaro that tho voto would
Bavobtea much larger,
If Ji '?
t; ' l" STATE OASYAM DELAYED.
trbaBeturns rram ltlehmond County not Yet
f ftrcrlrrd Uj thoSrcretnrj or stale,
Albamt, Dec IB. fbe Stato Rcard of Can
Tasters root today, ab required by law, but
could not canvass tho returns of the recent elec
tion, astho8og from Richmond county have not
yet besn transmitted lolbo Secretary of Stale.
The board mljournod until to-morrow, when an-
other adjournuieiil will betaken until Friday.
i, at is axportod Uiat tho courts will empower tbe
Richmond County Clerk to send nt ouco all re
turns necessary, to bo cnnvaf&cd by tho Htnto
, VV)- 'biswould not Interfero with the
pending litigation regarding tho voto cast for
local oillcert).
' Wr.OUIe Oei nn lujunetlon,
Howard P. Okie, Cltlicns' Union candld.Uo
for Alderman In the Nlnelccnlb Assembly dis
trict, made application jesttrdny Ijnfore Justice
Tcuax for an injunction provenlng tho Jloird
ofCartrncra from Issuing n certificate of elec
tion Jo John fi. Dongan.Tils successful opponent,
andfor arctn-jnt of the billots. Justice Truar
refused to grant the injunction na to tho issu
mien of tho ccrtlllento nn technical grounds, and
fescryed his iloilslon nn tho second point, hater
Mr. Okloohtnineit thn lniiniitlon from Justice
I'ryor, It is ioturii.ibl Prldny.
t Mr. Trailer Snj It U'aa n Vlclorjf fer ljlinr.
-v Tho Wnrl.lngmcii's Political League, a Tarn-
' many Hall Annex, had a banquet In Tculn"'i
i Hall, Sixteenth tr-'et nd Third avenue, be In-
0 lilDginTucsl y v tlig mill endlni.-o.rly jv-
teftlny nioridnu Among thuso who wcro Invited
but did not ultoii'i w.. lUelunt Croker. Mr.
Crokcrccnt u lettonixiirrtf.Iug regrelHut ticiuir
unaulo lu iittend, "I hoiio," ho wrote, "tli.it
labor will llnd In orcrv Democratic aueccs ns
grciit a trluniph for Its brut liitcrotls ns was
nchlovod nn hibtelcctlon day in the State nnd in
tho gro iter city,
r
' Jhj Julin C. Mbrn&an MImpiI 3lr. Cruhrr.
John C, Bhochan returned to New York from
Washington Oh Tuud Jay evening. Ho said yes
terday: "I loft Washington. for Now York vesterday
Ernlng, Hod 1 knov.n that Mr. Crukcr was to
In nshington that dor I would have pro
Kd tor tj there o lo meet him."
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VAX rTXOK JfOT JL DXKXXCOVT 3KA1T.
The MayerKtMtt Dfellnra n Blnner Tsaderwl
br tho Ilellanil eletr
The Hon. Robert A, Van Wyck, Mayor-eleot
of Groator Now York, has already given an 'In
dication of his policy In tho matter of attending:
public dinners during his administration. To a
great extent It resembles the policy of Hugh J,
Grant when ho was first elected Mayor of Now
York. Mr. Grant detested publlo dinners. Ho
was n good executive but ho was not nspooch
maker. Mr. Van Wyck, It Is well known, Is not
a npeechjiviker. and his temperament Is averse to
publlo dinners, which end In fulsomo eulogy.
I Is said among Tammany men that Mr. Van
Wyck has cut out a policy of his own, and that
ho Is determined to follow It; furthermore, that
ho was nototalldlsplonsod whan tho Chamber
of Commerce, nftor election day, de lined to In
vito him to Its annual banquet nt Dolmonico's.
Tho following forrospondonco will add light to
this phase of Hie Mutnr-olect'acharnrtcr:
r7Finn Avknue. New York, Nov. 22, 1897.
nn Hotitrt A. Van irtrc.
DlCAtt But: In tho election of yourself ns Iho
first Mayor of tho Greater City of New York,
we, descendants of a Holland ancestry, are
proud to feel that recognition has bcon iriven to
Ihoraco of men who founded It and who laid
tho rornorstono of its prisent greatness. As
fellow member) with )oursclf of tho Holland
Society, wo nrogr.itlllod that tho duty of lead
ing tho greater city In Its new adventure has
been contldcd to one whoso ancestors were
among tho first settlors of New Nclhorl.vnd, nnd
whose family has remained in honorable dis
tinction from tho earliest existence of Now Am
sterdam. Tho members of that society detlro to express
their appreciation of your character and to wish
you Godspeed in the difficult task beforo you,
and would bo gratified If you would meot them
atadlnncrto bo given nt such tlrao as may suit
your convenience, when they could personally
nlTor their congratulations. Yours, sincerely,
R. It. Roosrvklt, Qi:oitaK M. Van Hoeaitv,
Wahnkii Van Nohiikm, Dr. I). B. Bt. .ions
Roosa, CiiAiit.Rs 11. Tiutax, John W, Viioo-
MAN, TIlKODonnM. nANTA.
The Mayor oloct, under date of Nov. 30, re
plied aslollows:
M v Peak Bins: I am In receipt of your very
kind invitation of Nor. 22 to dine with you. nnd
It goes without Buying that I am deeply grato
f ul far the kindness, ns well at for tbe very warm
sentiments which It brenthes.
I know that sou will bollovome when I toll
you In all frankness nnd sincerity that all my
time is absolutely ongrossod with matters that
require tho most serious and earnest attention,
anil whllo It would Indeed bo a great ploasure
nnd satisfaction to mcot you all In the manner
proposed, yet I am reluctantly constra'nod to
forego that plonsuro.
Knowing you all as woll as I ao, I feel confi
dent that you will accept this letter in tho spirit
in which it is written, nnd bollcvo mo when I
Bay that this doullnntion Is attributable to tho
pressuro of matters that require the most
thoughtful and studious attention as to their
disposition. Thanking you once more, bellevo
me to be sincerely your friend,
RonKitT A. Van Wwck.
Mayor Strong. It was recnllod last night, has
attended for tho last three ) ears almost every
dinner to which ho was Invited.
BAitsiotrs, witu ironrn out.
Brooklin BepnlillcaBS Ripect IV Frletlen at
the Prlmarlra Toforrow IVIsht.
The Republican primaries In Brooklyn to-
mnrmw nlrrhf. will tifnhnhl hn i-rtnrinrlnil wllh
less factional feeling than has been manifested
nt such gatherings in that city for sovcral years.
Tho determination of Jacob Worth to bow to tbo
manifest wish of the organization by abandon
ing any furthor pretensions to leadership has
paved tho way to harmony, and the officers of
the new County Committee will bo chosen with
out any disturbing contest. It is understood that
the enrolled members of tho organization who
supported tho candidates of the Citizens' Union
in tho recent campaign Intend to mako a diver
sion in some of tho words to-morrow night, nnd
that they have invited nn alliance with tho
remnant of tho Worth forces. It is not likely,
bowover, thnt any possible combination can bo
made to deprive the stalwart clement In tbo
party of a two-thirds majority In the new-County
Commltteo.
Tho nino Brooklyn members of tho City Com
mittee wero to have mot again last night to de
ride on its candidate for one of the places on the
Police Board, but nothing definite was done,
owing to tbo absence of three of the members.
It. Ross Appleton is still regarded as tbo most
promising aspirant for tho appointment.
J1VOII 31'ZAVGUT.IX WEAltT.
The Brooklyn Demacrntlo leader Overran by
Offlce Seekers and Kickers.
A big delegation of Fifteenth warders in Brook
lyn callod on ex-Rcglstcrllugh McLaughlin yes
terday and enterod nn emphatic protost against
the candidacy of John Eunls for the place of
Doputy Fire Commissioner or any other 0(11 oe In
the Greater New York, It was urged that Mr.
Knnls had antagonized the rank and file of tho
Democratic voters of tho ward by his manage
ment. Mr. McLaughlin plainly Intimated to tho
visitors that be was becoming wearied with the
cares and anxl'jtics of political leadership nnd
that his age and health would not much longer
permit blin to continue the strain. "It would
bo Impossible for mo," he remarked, " to recoivo
delegations from every district for this man and
ngalnst thnt man. It would tako from 4 In tho
morning until 12 nt night, and even if I did it.
would bring mo into bad ropute. I havo reachod
an ago now when I am looking for kisses, not
cursos,"
Close friends of Mr. McLaughlin sny that
never In his long political career has he been so
overrun with ofllco seekers, nnd that he has fre
quently been on tho brink of surrendering tho
wholo business into tho huuds of tho Tammany
Hall managers.
1-UimoT LOOKIKO HAOHWA.RD.
Said to no Anxlons lo ITeJaln Tammany flow
That Ills Fur, Shcebao, la Out.
It was said yesterday that County Clerk
Honry D. Purroy may return to tho Tammany
fold. Mr. Purroy's departuro from tho organi
zation grew out of his opposition to John C.
Bbcehan and his refusal to recognize Mr. Bhee
ban in any way as tho Tammany loader. Mr.
Purroy always claimed that Mr. Croker was tbo
organization loader, and ho Importuned Mr.
Croker to return to New York, depose Sheehan,
and resume tho reins of nuthority.
When Mr. Crokir refused to accept his advice
and left Mr. Purrov to Mr. hcohnn'a merer In
the reorganization last year, tho Countv Cfork
formed his own organization to light Tammany.
Ho was not sparing In his abuse of Mr. Croker,
but all bis opposition was directed to Mr.
Crokcr's ncaontaelsni nnd his support of Sliee
han. Now that Mr. Croker is again at the head
of the organization, it Ib said that Mr. Purroy Is
ready to mako peace with him.
He would like to do so. it Is declared. If only to
protect tbe friends who stoud by him In his
recent fight, many of whom hold publio ofllco.
TUB VACANT JUDOESllIP.
Congressman Ftseber Anxious to Saecosfl Judge
Asa W. Tenner.
Congressman Israel F, Fischer of Brooklyn Is
a candidate for tho plnco on the bench of the
United States District Court made vacant by
the death of Judgo Asa W. Tcnncy. He has
already secured the Indorsement of most of tho
Republican loaders In Kings county and also. It
Is said, of t bo majority of t ho Republican delega
tion In Congress from tbo State of New York.
In the recent b tier fnctlonal light In Brooklyn
Mr. Fischer upheld the cause of Senator Plntt
and tho Stato organization, The other loullng
enndidatcb aro United Htntes Commissioners
Allen and Oakoy and former Corporation Coun
sel McDonald.
Other candidates nre Joseph A. Burr, tho
defeated candidate of Jacoh Worth, and .Su
premo Court Justice Dlckoy for Supreme Court
JiihiIco in tho Hcind Judicial district, nnd
Wilhelmus Mynderse of tho old law firm of
Butler, Stlllmnn ..' Hub'iird. Tho present
n imo of the firm 1-i Duller. Notmiin, Jolluu
nnd Myndorso, Mr, MyiiJcrso lives at Ul
Joralemon street, Brooklyn,
Tnmmnny men t" Talk About Tbelr Victory,
Tbo Tammany Hull Kxocutlvo Commltteo will
meet this afternoon to nrnuigo tho prelimina
ries to and prepare n call for tho annual prima
ries for tho reorganization of that political
party, Tho Commltteo on Organization will
meet to-morrow night to por.'ect tho cnll and
tho General Commltteo on .Monday night to
ratify It. The I st me.elii.g vill ho n blu one.
and thcro ll'kely to t,o lomi Jubllco tnlk nt
It on the sub) 'it of the n i m Fiiniiiinn)' vlctorv
at the polls. Senator 'II onus 1", Grady and
others, It Is slid, will furnish Innrntory.
A Ilanquet nnd I adce Tor Hurt i.
Friends of J.uo'i Worth lu lliooklyn hnvo
arrmigod tu signalise his oxlt from the County
Clerk's olllco by giving him a big banquet and a
ilinmonil studdod Uidgc. ShTltr Buttling, who
ouiht to know, siva iha! Mr. Worth pioposes
totiikou long rust from political activity, nnd
will tike milntor.nl In thuoivanlrallon of tho
now County Comiu.itor.
1ro Ilrlbery Cbarsrs llaaoless.
Titov, D.'c. 15. Iho nport of tho committee
appointed by tho Boud of Supervisors tn in
vestigate (barged o nlo.-id 'rlbery against
certain mcinhjrs of the I o.ira wis prcsonted to
day. The it-port says that tLo brlbsrjr charges
were found to bo btsolets.
1 i '
ZANOLIWEEfrS AND WEEPS.
THOSE TWO KHOW BIST BAT XX 13
AS OLD TltlC JC OP' JXIB.
Prrranllons Taken to Prevent Him front Com
mitting Kuleldr r-ror. rtilttiana Mays Bis
Starch for Poison In thn Body or Banoll's
Fourth Wire Vtltl Take Two Weeks Looser.
If Charles Zanoll, the barber of seven fa
norals and tho moit successful collector of in
surance policies on record, ltn't on tho vergo
of collapso, ho Is putting up tho best imitation
of breaking down that has been seen in the
Tombs since John Fallon has been Warden.
Thosorwho know the barbor best say that this
is simply au old fnko'thnt the man has worked
so successfully ho many tlmos before when ho
was tn n tight plnco thnt ho can vrocp a bucket
ful of tears nnd look haggard as cosily as most
mon can cnt tholr dinner.
However thnt may bo. Warden Fallon Is tak
ing no chances with his prlsonor. Ho Is con
fined In a cell In tho hospital ward, notbocauso
ho Is 111, but so that ho may be watched day and
night by attendants. Warden Fallon fcols that
a man who has attendod so many funerals
might concelvo the notion of attending his
own, nnd that tho Warden doesn't Intond to
permit If ho can holp It, To bo sure, Znnoll
has his own llfo Insured undor the name of
Charles Brauno for $500 in tho Metropolitan
Life Insuranco Company, but tho Warden
thinks that Znnoll has bled tho company
enough, so ho doesn't intend that the barber
shall commit suicide.
Zanoll's coll mato Is a German named Schlo
gal. who was a trrocor before ho went to tho
Tombs something over a month ngo. Schlcgnl
Is held on tho chargo of murdering his wife.
Ho wouldn't have bcon a prisoner at all had
ho succeeded In his attempt to commit sulcldo
after ho did murder. Zanoll has developed a
grcnt fondnoss for Schlcgal. Thoy keep up al
must n, continuous conversation in German all
day, nnd each sccma to derive much comfort
from this Interchange of thoughts.
Prof. Wittlinus Is fairly well along In the
first stage of his chanted analysis of tlio carts
taken from tho body of Jennie Huhmcr. Znnoll's
fourth wife. Pruf. Wltthaua Buld yesterday:
"I havo found no traces of poison as yet,
and I do'lint expect to for two weeks at least.
Therefore. I can tell you nothing."
"If tho woman wa;polsnned, will your analy
sis show enough by Saturday, when Zunoli will
ngatn bo arraigned, to onnblo tho Stato to prefer
n chargo of murder against hlml" asked the
reporter.
'"It may," was Prof. Wltthaus's answer,
"hut I think It highly Improbable"
From Prof. Wltthaus's statement that bo
has found no olson thus far' It may be In
ferred that tho woman did not dio of mineral
poisoning. Had this bcon tho caso, tbo fact
could havo boon determined In a short time af
ter tho chemical analysis was begun. When
the body was exhumed a plain gold ring was
taken from tbo fourth linger of tho left hand.
This ring, which showed solder marks, was
:urncd over to Capt. McClusky. Ho showed the
ring to Zanoll on Tuesday trornlng nnd asked
him how the ring camo to bo soldered. The
barbor, after examining tho ring for Borne time,
said:
"This was my wife's wedding ring when sho
married her first husband. Sho was so at
tached to it that sho wanted to uso it for her
wedding ring when she married mo. Sho
could not get it oh, so I Hied it off, and then had
it solderod together again."
This statomont soemod unimportant and
nppcarcd tn havo little bearing on tho caao
when it was made. Capt. McClusky ex
plained its Importance yesterday. Ho called
attention to the fact that the identillcatlon of
tho body bad not, in the opinion of Znnoli'a
lawyers, bocn established beyond a doubt.
When Znnoll, after examining tho ring, niado
tho statement about it that ho did, Capt, Mc
Clusky Paid that there could no longer bo a
rensonablo question as to tho Identification of
tho body.
LOTS OF PJ.V318 BT1T.D LEFT.
John 1m Sheo, Bird a. Colera Political Discov
erer, to Get Ono of the Biggest.
John L. Sheo, the CuBtom Houso broker
and Brooklyn Democratic politician, who
was tho discoverer of Bird S. Color, the
Comptroller-elect, as a man with a po
litical future. Is to bo well cared for by
the Incoming municipal administration, it Is
sold. The gossips have been Insisting that
Mr. Shea was to bo tho Brooklyn member of
the Dock Board. It was osscrtod on very good
authority that that is not Mr. Shea's place on
tho programme. It Is now asserted that ho
wilt bo one of the Brooklyn members of tho
Board of Public Improvcmcntp. In other
words, ho is to bo Commissioner of Bridges, a
place with a salary of $7,600 a year.
A great many places at the disposal 'of
tho new administration which nre or may
bo provided for under tho provisions of tho
new charter have bocn overlooked in tho
scramble for tho more prominent ones.
No ono seems to havo paid any attention
to the place of Mayor's Marshal, tho man
who issues Mayor's licenses. Tho charter
docs not provldo for tho appointment of such
nn official directly, but tho Mayorstlll 1ms to
issue licenses, nnd has tho power to apDolnt
Homebody to attend to that part of his official
duties.
Then thcro is tho Secretary of tho Bonrd of
Public improvements, to bo appointed by tno
Prosldcnt of tho board, tho salary to be fixed
by tho board with tho nnprovul of tho Hoard of
Estimate. It ouf ht to bo a good place with a
liberal salary, 'lhcre ore other subordinates
of the board to be named.
Under section 118 of tho charter, too, tho
Mayor is empowered to appoint commissions
to suporrlso tho construction of all pulillo
buildings erected nt tbe expense of tbe city.
Besides theso plnces the Municipal Assembly,
In tbo oxorclso of Its wldo legislative powers,
can create many more good offices and pro
vldo tho manner of Oiling them, 'lhcre Is yot
hope for place hunters who may havo de
spaired of getting something in the general
divvy.
THE SriDDLE-OF-TUE-ItOADBItS.
Determined to Komlnato a Ticket for looo
at SI. Lonls Next Year.
Dallas, Tex.. Dec. 15. Milton Park, Chair
man of tho Mlddlo-of-tho-Road Populist Na
tional Organization Committoe, to-day mailed
an official call to enchmembcr of bis committee,
and one also to each member of Chairman Mar
lon Butler's Populist National Committee, for a
national conference, to be held at tbe Laclede
iiotei in at. jjouison j.in. is, l bus. to push the
plans of tho campaign of 1808 and 1900, in
accordance with tho provisions of the address
issued by tbo National Organization Committee
from St. Louis on Nov. 23 last. In to-day's call
Chairman Park says that "the Invitation em
braces no one who does not oppose fusion, or
who oocs not favor indi. pendent political action
of the future on tbo part of tbo People's party."
Iho conclusions agreed on nt St, Louis on Jan.
12 aro to bo submitted to a Mlddle-of-tho-Rond
Populist National Convention to be hold in St.
Louis next April, tit whkh time It has been de
termined to nomlnnto a Presidential ticket for
11100. By tho terms of to-day's call Populist
National Committee Chairman Marlon Butler
would be barred in tbe St. Louis mooting bo
cause of his oft-repoated declaration that he
favors fusion nnd becnusoof tho letter written
to F, C. Thompson of McKlniiry,Tixon Dec. 7,
strongly opposing the nomination of a Populist
candidate tor President In 1808 to make tho
race In 1000.
VyiTSli fiTATEH C.4IC COMPA.XT.
Decree or Foreclosure and Sale Ordered by a
I'nllod Motes Judge,
BiRMiNdiiAM, Ala,, Dec 15. Judge Boarman,
In the United Htntts Court here, has mado a do
creo of foreclosure and sale In the en so of the
Central Trust Comp ny of Now York against
tho Unit' 1 States Car Company. J, A, W.
Smith of Birmingham has been appointed spe
cial master, ant ho Is oriered to advertise tho
sale o, tho property, if tho amount duo on the
hoods am the interest, together amounting to
$'.'.( 111,552, is nut puid within ten days from tho
(Into of the decree. The company lias property
at Anuiston and Drcntur, Ala,, and owns other
lands and properly in tho State.
Tho date nt sala is to bo ltxed by tho special
master, unn no bid for less tbun $10,000 is to be
receiveJ. Tho decree was by consent of attor
neys on both sides. Tbo plants of tho company
aro among tho largost car uullding establish
ments in the United statos.
llrdiiccd Fares Tor College Students.
Tho Bonrd of Managers of the Joint Trnfllo
Association h.is approved the recommendation
of tho Central Patsougor Association aud tbo
Trunk Lino Passenger Committee that u fare
mid ono-thlrd per cupltn far iho round trip be
authorized for tho students of colleges, eeinl
narlts, iuiduiilvcrltlu returning homulorlbe
ChriBtm.is and New Year hollda)s. The tickets
nre liiUi Issued only on lortllicat' of tho proper
oilli ciuof uuchlnoiiliillons, nnd will not be good
returning from destination later lliuu Jan. 11,
rtrnl t!tato Bxcbaiige Rtnclo orarero.
Tho dlrei tors of the Roal Kstute Kxthango nnd
Auction Room, Limited, elected the following
ottkers yesterday; Richard V, llarnelt. Presi
dent; J. KdgarLoaycmlt, Treasurer; John F.
Dojle. First Vice-President; Samuel McMillan,
Second Vice-President, und Solomon do Wall
leans, Secretary,
0O1XA jLFOLOOtCED.
Haklaa; Amends for tbo Storming of German
bailors by a Mob.
VicroniA, B, o Dec 18. Hankow advices of
Nor. 7, received by the Empress of India this
morning, say that a very prompt and satis
factory apology has been obtained from the
Viceroy, Chang chl Lung, for the attack
by a mob upon tho German officers visiting Wu
Chang, In a boat of Hlamms Cormoran, which
was flying tho German flag.
The apology Includes a salute to the German
flag of twonty-onu guns fired at Wu-Chang.
It appoars that the German officers landed at
Wu-Chang from the Cormoran, but while the
Minister was interviewing tho Viceroy, and
during their absence, tho mob stoned tho sailors
In the boat.
BOVTIMItx MASKERS MEET.
Decision to Uran tKllatlon for Slats Banks
I'ndtr Federal Control.
Atlanta, Ga., Doc. 15. To secure Etate banks
under Federal control Is tho object of tho
Southern Bankers' Convention which met here
to-dny. Tbo convention organized with John A.
Davis, President of tho Albany Bank, In tho
chair, nnd then listened to speeches from sov
cral mon, among thorn being ox-Secretory of tho
Interior Hoko Smith, who declared himself un
equivocally In favor of Stato hanks undor Fed
oral control. Other speoches wero dcllverod by
William Dodsnorth of Now York, Charles N.
Fowler of New Jersey, and O. Ounky Jordan.
Tho presenco of cx-Presldcnt Pullcn of tho
American Bankers' Association was noted, and
ho was callod upon for a spcoch, A commlttoo
composed of G. R, Desaushure of Georgia, S. K,
Duboseof Alabama, J, A. Brock of South Caro
lina, John S. Dismnkcs of Florida. It. B. Byrd of
Tcnncnsi e, J. L. Williams of Virginia, and J. S.
Carrot North Carolina submitted tho following
resolutions, wiilch wero adopted:
"That It Is thosonse of this convention thnt
business men of every Stnte should ronio to
gether In a spirit of harmony and renson. and
agree upon such all noncial and bankings) stem
as will bring prosperity nnd happiness to tho
nation.
"That wo b-llevo this can best bo nccom
pllBhed by allowing banks with a capital of
$25,000 aud over to issuo notos to circulate as
money on commercial assets.
"That our Senators nnd Representatives bo
requested to uso their best efforts to havo Iha
present Congrtss actively tako up tho question
of hotter banking facilities, and to urge tho
adoption of such a sound und scientific system
of banks of issuo ob will include nil eolvont
banks, Stato or national.
"That tho Bankers' Convention of oich of tho
Southern States bo requested to appoint a dele
gation of ono to go to Washington and aid in
socurlng Federal legislation upon the line indi
cated. "That tbo Chairman of this convention ap
point an Executive Committee, to bo composed,
of ono banker from each of the Southern States
which committee shall be charged with thoduty
of first urging action by tho Stnte Bankers' As
sociations at onco, as directed in resolution;
second, tarrying out the purposos of this con
vention as expressed in tho resolutions as
adopted."
ITS FLOCK WILL OO VPTOTTX.
Church of tbo Strangers Votes lo Bay a Build
ing In Firiy-seronth Street.
Tho congregation of the Church of the Stran
gers, In Mercer street, voted last night, 144 to44,
to leave tho downtown district and go to the
building now occupied by tho Central Congre
gational Church In West Fifty-seventh street.
At a meetlngsix wooks ngo there wasn tie voto on
the samo question. Tho party In favorof staying
downtown was headed by Ellas J. Whitney, a
trustee of tho church. Tho other officers were
eagerly in favor of moving. So was tho pastor.
Both sides of the congregation have been work
ing hard for votos slnco the last meeting.
Tho locturo room whoro tho meeting was held
last night was jammed full. A great num
ber of thoso prcsont were too young
to vote. A Stato law prescribes that
voters at independent church meetings must
bo over 21 yoars of ego. The young
folks, who wcro nil for remaining downtown,
did not learn of this until the tlmo for voting
came. When the result was announced Mr.
Whitney went out loudly declaring that he
would never follow the church uptown.
Tho Church of the Strangers will pay bctwoen
$85,000 and $100,000 for the Central Congrega
tional Church building. Its old bullalng. tho one
It voted last night to abandon, was the per
sonal gift of Commodore Vnnderbllt to thn Iter.
Dr. Deems, who was its paptor until a few years
ago. Commodoro Vandcrbllt gnvo Dr. Deems
$50,000 to buy tho building from tho Mercor
Street Presbyterian Church, nnd nlso provided
an endowment to pay tho ground rent, which
was about $1,800 a year. Tho lenso ran out
throe years ago. The Sailors' Snug Harbor,
which owns tho lnnd, reluctantly extended tho
lease year by year at tho old rental. At hist tho
church was notified that it must pay $8,000 a
year or move.
SIES. ISELJX'S WILL.
AH Her Property Goes to Hor Husband Per
sonalty Valued nt 80,000,000,
Tho will of Mrs. Adrian Iselin, who died at
her home, at 23 East Twenty-sixth street, on
Nov. 27, was filed yesterday In tho court of
Surrogate SUkmnn, In Westchester county.
Tbo real estate amounts to only $2,000, but the
value of the personal property is estlmntod at
about six millions. The exact amount of tho
personal estato will not bo knoun until tho ap
praiser, soon to bo appointed by tho Surrogate,
makes his report. Tho will makes Mrs. Isolln's
husband, Adrlnn Isolln, nnd hor sons, Adrian
Iselin. Jr., William E. Iselin, Columbus O'Don
noli Iselin, and Charles Oliver, Iselin, her o
editors. She loaves all hor renl and por6onul
proporty to her husband, "absolutely und in foo
slmplo."
These are somo of tho provisions of tho will
that were to havo become effective In caso Mrs.
Iselin's husband should not havo survived her:
"I give to my daughter, Eleanora (Mrs. Uo
lnnccv Astor knnc). her rond and mortgage to
me for $14,000, dated Nov. 30, 1878. with any
Interest which shall bo duo thereon. Tho enld
mortgago covers her residence at New Ho
cbelle. "I glvo and bequeath to tho St. Vincent Orphan
Asylum In Thirty-ninth street, New York city,
the sum of $5,000."
"I give and bequeath to my executors the
sum of $20,000. It Is my desire that they shall
distribute thissum amongsuchof thocbnritablo
institutions of New York cltrnsthov mav select:
The money shall bo at tholr disposal ns their
own property, without any legal accounta
bility to any one."
Tbe will provides that the rest of tho personal
proporty shall bt divided among the children,
Grandchildren, and other near relatives of Mrs.
selln.
FOB THE XEW EAST ElVEIt DBIDOE.
Tho Fourth and list Colsson for Pier Founda
tions Succroirull) Launched.
Tho fourth and last caisson for the pier foun
dations of tbe now East River Bridge was
launched yesterday from the Dcgnon-McLoan
Construction Company's yard at tho foot of
South Fifth street, Williamsburg. Among thoso
who witnessed tbe launching wero Mayor
Wurster, all the Brldgo Commissioners with the
exception of Mr, Thurber, the Rev. S. M. Ras
kins, tho Rev. William T. MeElvecn. the Rev.
J. D. Wells, tho Rov. Dr. J, Coleman Adams and
tho Rov. Iopold WIntner. At 1:30 P. M. twen
ty men began chopping away the blocks which
held tho caisson in place, and five inlnutt s later
the huge structure slid down tho wa) s und into
tho water.
This caisson will bo sunk to n greater depth
than the south caisson which wns launched in
Septembor, and it will he about llfly-lli fcot In
height when fully completed. It Is sownty-flvo
fret lung, nnd Its wolgfit at tho launching wiib
1,000 tons. It will draw about fifteen lect of
water. When completed It will bo mink too
depth of loo feet. About (1,000 jitrdB of ion
croto will bo placed on tbo roof, onc-hnlf beforo
tho caisson rcachos tbo bottom of ttio river,
which at that point Is nboiit sixty feet. About
seveutv feet of masonry will bo 1)11111 on thn top
of the Brookljn caissons. so thutthe total height
of tho deepen Brooklyn tower will bo about 120
feet, one-half of which will bo below tho bed of
tbo river.
DIED IX .lir AhSlUlOVSK AT 103,
Mlcbool Callobon, n luipel Weaver, Tarry
town's Oldest Hi -Idem.
TAnilTTOWK. N. Y Dec. 15,-MIcbael Calla
han, Tarrytonu's oldest resident, dlod In tho
county almshouse at Eist Vlow yesterday. He
wns said lot o 103 yo rs old, nnd had lived In
this placo for forty yo it. Ho was a carpet
weaver by trade, H wns torn in County Gal-w-ny,
IicMnd, wn6 niirriii. h inrn c nilng lo
this couiitr), nnd Kivcj one sou and ono
diiiightor. 'I'll tunoril lock place this morning
from ist. Teresa's Cuiirili, Tlio IntiTUi ut was
In hlectiy Hollow Cl-iii ten.
g .s s And .11 Its ef.
Constipation,;
I by Jluod'a I'llU j
otulljr, thoroughly, ami pcrftitlj'. i-5 ceuU. j
STEAMER CLEVBLANB LOST.
BHE FOTTXDKlta OX TUB, 1TA.Y TO
ALASKA. WXXU BVFPHE8.
Capt. Hall and Sis Others Saved, bat II I
Feared That BO Men. Mostly Ml. pro. Worn
Bi owned-The Byea and Shnsway Camps
Mood theBnpplles Morn Ships Probably aVeel.
Nanaimo, Van Couver Island, Dec. 15. News
of tho mining steamship Cleveland, which was
bound for Alaska loaded with provisions for
tbo Klondike miners, his Just been received
here,
Tho Cleveland was wracked In Uarclay Sound,
twelvo miles north of Caps Boale, In one of tho
scries of storm whloh havo recently swept the
coast. The stoamshlp Is reported a total loss.
It will bo some tlmo boforo definite Informa
tion as to tho loss of lite can bo obtained.
It Is known that Capt. Hall, tho pursor,
tho chief onglneor, three sailors, - nnd
ono fireman woro saved, but no Information
as to the fato of the twenty-two others, princi
pally pasiongers, who took to the boats has
been received. Some of tho boats may havo
been lost In tho heavy seas, which raged for
hours af tor the Cloveland sunk, but others may
havo weathered tho storm.
It Is feared that those who managed to koep
tholr boats afloat will perish from cold nnd hun
ger before they can reach land or assistance bo
taken to tbom.
Tugs have been searching for the Cleveland
for tho past week, but, nlthough the boat con
taining tho Captain nnd his companions was
picked up, nono of tho fleet has sighted any of
the other small boats.
Tho provisions on the Cleveland were to bo
taken to Dyoa and Skagway, and were abso
lutely nooded to keep allvo tho army of miners
at thoso points.
Tho lo's of the Cleveland will entail great suf
fering among tho miners. Her cargo was about
all they had to depond upon for tho coming
winter.
It is reported here that the tugs In search of
tho Cleveland sighted a number of dismantled
vessels and that tbo havoo wrought by the re
cent storms will bo tremendous. It may bo
months before the facts aro fully known.
San Fkancibco, Dec. 15. Vessels arriving
hero say thoy had rough experiences In tho gale
off tho coast. Soveral hnve come In partially dis
masted, nnd n number of vessels bound here from
tbo north aro overdue. Somo Idea of tho force
of tho gale can bo obtained from tho fact thnt
at Point Arena quantities of seaweed wcro
blown inland to a dlstanco of 200 feet and woro
at ono place pllod to a height of several feet on
the beach.
WRECKED ATA UAltnOR EXTEAXCE.
Five or the Crew or a Hew York Schooner Ltit
at Portland, Me.
Portland, Me.. Dec 15. Tho three-masted
schooner Susan P. Thurlow, owned by Capt. J.
H. Whocldon of New York, was wrecked on
Cushlngs Point, at tho entrance to Portland
Harbor, last night, and all but ono of her crew
of six were lost. She was loaded with lime, and
wns en route from Hlllsboro, N. B., to Now York.
In tho storm tho Captain lost bis bearings. An
attempt to lower small boats ended in failure
Then the Captain gavo orders for every man to
save himself.
Charles Raymond, a German, whoso home Is
In Philadelphia, was tho last to leave the wrock.
Ho swam a short distance, then caught hold of
a ploce of wreckage drifted about two hours,
and was finally hurled by a big wave to a shoal,
from w hlrh he succeeded In reaching shore.
He knows tho names of neither Captain nor
crow, excopt the mate. Michael McLean of Phil
adelphia, They ull Bhlpped at Philadelphia on
Nov. 15. Three of tho bodies havo been recovered.
FEIXTEES' DOUBTFUL YICTOTtT.
Book nnd Job Bosses Compromise on Ktno and
a Hair Hours.
Thero is to be no Btrlke of tho book and job
printers employed by members of the Typothctio
to-day or at any tlmo In tho near future, as
matters looked yesterday. A compromieo was
roached bctwoon committees representing Typo
graphical Union No. 0 and tho members of
tbo Typothetto who refused to grant tbe nino
hour work dny, by which their employees will
work nine and a half hours instead of ten. This
agrecmont was reached at a conference begin
ning Tuesday night and ending at 3 A. M. yes
terday. Tho awkward foaturo of tho caso Is that about
seventy eraployors had ngreod to grant thu nine
hour work day and the thirty Kisses who held
out would havo a business advantngo if tho
othcrshcld to their agreement. Itwnsagrood,
how over, thBt when the International Tjpo
grnphlcal Union fixes n date for tbo nine-hour
work day all over tho country, oven thnobdu
rate monibcrsuf thoTypothctiu will grant it.
Samuel B. Donnelly, President of Typograph
ical Union No. li. said yesterduy: "Thero Is no
dissatisfaction 'n tho Union because of this com
promise If thoso who granted tho ninc-hoiii'-work
elay extend it to nino and a half it cannot
bo helped. The wages are the Bamo nnd It is
only a question of n short tlmo when wo will
have the nine-hour day."
tVuso nedurtlon In Fall Hirer.
Fall River, Mobs., Doc. 15. After bolng In
session noarly all day yesterday the manufac
turers' committee has concludod Its labors and
adjourned. At tho close of tho meeting Secre
tary ltounsevlllo gnvo out the statement that
tho committee voted to recommend n general
cutdown in all departments on tho samo bnBls.
Tho salaried mon In general favor the reduction
of their Incomes as well as the wages of the
operatives.
TUOSE BEIBEltr CHARGES.
Editor Bappelyea Won't Tell tbo Grand Jnry
SAlio tbe "Jury Flier" Is.
The Hudson county Grand Jury met in the
Court Houso in Jorsoy City yesterday afternoon
for tbo purpose of Investigating tho allegations
of bribery mado by a local papor against Assist
ant Prosecutor Joseph M. Nonnnn and Lawyer
Alexander Simpson. The jury convened nt 2
P. M. with Forema Allan L. McDcrmott In tho
chair. Elmor Hnppolyea. tho managing editor
v. u,j i.),., . n,., .,, u, uiu lUflULllllD. Ill
Clllding tho two newspnper men In this city who
had becnemplovcd to sot tbo trap for Messrs.
Noonnn and Simpson, had bocn subpeennod to
nppcar, Tho two men from tills citv failod to
appear. Thoy nro Edward l'idgeon nnd Louis
Beck. Mr. lfappelyea waa callod In first and
questioned by toe foreman. Mr. Rnppolyca said
that he had written the story nnd was responsl
ble for It, but ho positively refused to dlscloso
tho name of tho alleged "Jury fixer,"
Tho Grand Jury will meet again em Frldoy,
and if Mr-Rnppnlyea persists in his rofusal to
answer, tho Court will bo askod for a ruin to
show cause why he should not bo committed
for contempt.
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Us Recovers S1BO DomuH from the Hotel
Cecil, London,
Special CaM Dupateh to THS Stm.
IiOlTOON. Doc. 10. Tho caso of Dr. Qulmbyof
Now York acrnlnst tbo Hotel Cecil was tried In
tho London courts to-dar. A verdict was found
for tho plaintiff, but not for tho full amount ho
claimed. Dr. Quimby sued for tho recovery ot
101, the value of a wntrh which was Btolen
from blm bv a hotel thiof while he was a guest
at the Hotel Cecil In August last.
Thn defendants dlsclaimod responsibility for
tho doctor's loss beyond tho sum fixed tn tbo
Innkeepers' act. which limits tho liability of
Innkeepers to 30 in cases of tho loss of prop
erty not deposited in their custody for safekeep
ing. Tho jury awarded Dr. Quimby tho sum
of 30.
LONDON'S BIO FIRE.
Evidence Toodlns to show Tout It tTs or In
cendiary Ortstn.
Sjwtial CabU Dttpalih to TBS Bra.
London, Dec 13. At to-day's sitting of tho
inquiry Into the causes of tho recent irreat lira
In London tho testimony given by expert wit
nesses showed that tho fire was not due to spon
taneous combustion nnd also proved that it was
not caused by nn explosion of gas.
Several witnesses ho wcro on the scene when
the flro was eliscoveied said that there wero two
distinct outbreaks of flaino. Tho solicitor for
the City Corporation declared that the tiro was
not of accidental origin.
ARSIS COXFISCATED.
England Belies the Monitions Honcht by Per
sian Guir Tribes.
Sjneial Cable Detpatch to Tsc Bus.
TEnnniN, Dec 15. Tho tribes along the
Persian Gulf havo for a long tlmo been Import
ing arms, and thoy are now getting dangerous,
Tho British and Persian authorities, co
operating at Uushire, tho principal entrepot on
tho gulf, havo seized 4,000 rifles and a largo
Quantity of ammunition. Tho confiscated
property is valued at 23,000 sterling.
WETLER SEES T11E QUEEN REOENT.
Bhe Talks with mm for nearly Two Hours A
Ounboal'i Chase.
Spteial CabU Davatch to Tnr Sun.
Uadrid, Doc. ID. Qucon Regent Christina
to-dny gave an audience, which lasted an hour
and three-quarters, to Ocn. Wcylcr.
A despatch from H.tvnna to tho Impartial
says that a Spanish gunboat ineffectually
chased a supposed American vesiol which had
on board prominent Cuban leader. Neither
the name of tho vessel nor that of tho Insurgent
leader is given.
MUST REDUCE WAGES.
Haw Bncland Cotton .11111 Men Bay Sonthom
Competition lo Disastrous.
Boston, Mass., Dec. 15. A general reduction
in wages In tho cotton mills of New England
now seoms to bo Inevitable. Lawrence, Lowell,
Manchester, Lowlston, and tho other centres ot
tbe cotton manufacturing industry have felt
tho pinch of Southern competition, and a crisis
has been reachod,
A meeting was held to-day, at Young's Hotel,
of the ArkwrlghtClub, the members of which
aro tho treasurers and agonts of tho principal
mills of Massachusetts, Ithodo Island, New
Hampshire, nnd Maine. To them was presentod
tbo report of tho committee of experts which
for a month has been making a tour of the
South, examining tho cotton industry there,
collecting statistics, and comparing notes.
Oils report is of an cxbnustivo character.
Tho result of tho findings Is that Now England
mills can only be run profitably by reducing tho
wiiges paid to their operatives to a point some
where nearer thoso paid In tho South. At
prcsont tho Southern scalo Is about 40 per cent,
less tban that paid In Now England. The oDern
tlvos not only receive less pay for tho time thoy
work, but tho legal hours of labor aro longer
than they nro In the Northern States. Tho com
mittco reports that the Kniitlmrn mill. . .,,
rivals of those in tho North in all departments
in tho finer grades of goods ns well ns tho
coarser. Tho Southern mills nro woll built, well
equipped and tholr machinery is quite as good
ss that in operation on thoMcrrlroao Hirer"
Tho commltteo considers thut tho factors of
freight charges, taxation, or oxrmptlon from
taxes and cheaper cool as against a diminish
ing water power nro of relatively small Import
ance hcslelo tho cheap labor, long hours, and
freedom from leglslativo interference Tho
committee found that thero was no disposition
to organlzo labor unions.
The commltteo recommends an Immediate ap
plication to tho New England Legislatures for a
lopenl of tho law limiting tho hours of labor In
cotton factories to tlftj-olght. As regards tho
matter of wngcs.lt says emphatically that man
ii.ncturcrs must uct for thomsolvcs, and en
deavor to Introeluco In tholr own mills condi
tions more noarly resembling thoso of tho South
ern competitors. '
TUB COTTON OROWT.RS' MEETIXO.
IlMolntlon Fnvorlng Diversification or Crops
Anil-Option lull Apnrurrd.
Atlanta, Gn Dec, IB. Tho Southern Cot
ton Growers' Convention adopted resolutions to
dny for co-operation with tho American Cotton
(IrowcrV Protcctivo Association, vhlth will
mcot in Memphis on noxt Tuosdny. Tho conven
tion mado several recommendations, Iho most
Important of which Is thnt tho farmer of tbo
bouth should niUo larger fond crops. Tho sen
tlmont of tho convention was itmngly infmor
of Icm, cotton nnd muiu bog und hominy. Tbo
resolution urges "that our farm, bo inndo self
bustnlning In so far ns clluiiito nnd soil condi
lions nrriult. and tho amount of food supplies
i,',iuS(1'. V' co!l0.n Bfo.wor who makes his
supplies at homo Is In n largo inciisuro Indo
market " manipulator of thu spot cotton
Another importnnt mnllor refcrrod to In tlio
roMiliitlous iu.nptc.lls the necessity for J
bottor preparation of cotton for m.irkol. Thero
2V..Vf !,Bft.rt,0".,P U' "tateinent mado in tlio
resolutions that "thimuiiiils, yos, millions, of
S,r,?ha.r,?lc'1 """'"'"y "' Iha cotton gre.?i
n , ... nf '?$" i"10 Bl" '".'d I'ross nd through
"',, , ' ' ,r,or covering." Tlio iiniuU0
leusoi fr.mi i his source iuin cemt tho cotton
growers many millions of dollars, nnil It Is ro"
iniirkablo that the wretched met hods of linn
tiling lit) eotltm crop rhould continue. Hon h
mi e t.l ton goes to Liverpool In a w.fse, 6 ",'o
of"!."l;eaVvvVaJ' MS !u',Vft' ""' t'ompoS in
ti. . b.i ,'iJV1'1' falla "l,,m i,u IT'idmor.
teiTue.l'mlaJ'eVls'!" "" '" l" "'"1
"Ilii It mulled bj this convention Hint wo
commend Iho Anti-Option bill to : Vtcntloh
of tbo iiitloa irruncrH of tho .-milh nn I t . i,0
mem nnd grain producers of tbo 'r"t, ni l" S
-r .Ml, in go upon me prH iccraof t .""lilt
e'.B . .miner, o that Ihej iiie-nm!,, le i ,
rt , ,, t v Koprasciitailt es h. I , sViiiiri u ,,
fc b'iilXiVna;,,d!,';,fev'l ?
biff e,n,udttiut:..'h0lr "--'oVaVo
Clothes that rrr as woll na they
wear: that wear as well as they 116,
and that fit and wear as well as thoso
you'd pay $25 and sometimes $30 for j
thoso aro tho Suits and Overcoats wo ;,
make (or $14, 4
Soft-finish Worsted and Imported A-
Cheviots for business or semi-dress; n
Clay diagonal or a dressy black 1
Vicuna Thibet coat and vest, with fj
Belgian striped trousers, for suits. 'I
Kerseys, Klyslan Beavers, Meltons I
and Frieze, Wool Casslmero lining, -.
Bilk sleeves and shoulders, for over- Wk
coats. To order. tjm
$1 A 1
JUST f. JUST m
Foil Dress Suits. prftiM I
xo or- ccjoo.ooi 1
der, lined with pure-dye Lyons TJsSi 'I
silk &W 'I
OPES EV'OS CKTH, 7 SATURDAYS UNTIL 10. i
J. J. Oestreicher, M
IMPORTING TAILOR. J
t," STATION AT DOOR.
6th AVE, cor. 28th ST.
Men's 1
Neckwear, A
In Light and Dark Colors. Pg
Ascot, Imperial, H
Four-in-Hand, H
Puff, & Tecky
6 5 cfs.,
value ti.oo&fl.ts.
Broadway & 20th St,
Fine Gold Jewelry.
Wo have added many inexpensive
articles in 14-kt. gold, very appro
priate as Christmas gifts. They nro
Bonnet Pins, sot with pearls sl.. Ill
HeTorsI designs In list Pins a.so J
Wreath Brooches , ii.nn I
Sesrf Plm, enamelled with pearl .',",' i.sii I
Choi'd designs In Sleeve Links 4.110 I
liaby mngi.chMed i.on .J
Child's Duttons, with chains '.',.'".'. .
The Same, will. Diamond., equally
lueauen.lir, A, I
An early visit of lu.pectlon will bo of srrf.it Bal
Interest to thoso looking for holiday present. A&t
A. FRANKFIELD & CO., '
Jttvellert and Importers, K
52 WEST 14-TH ST. fe
Open KvenlHs-s Tnlll ChM.ima.
"DUTCH MARX" CONVICTED.
nlndled alls Shra and son lo Hi. Trlrd tor
SwlBxtlliiB- Ibo Ilrv. Sir. I.ott.
Mrs. Mary K. Hansen, alias "Dutch Mnrr,"
was convicted In the County Court In llrooklyn
yesterday of grand larceny for swindling Miss
Nellie O, Slieu, n professlon.il nurso, mil of 47B
by representing thnt she was the wife of on Ad-
2iHTOiinn,li,S.!,',li,"h. S.uvy "ni1 "'' HielotJ
$;!rw ",' Uhltt-dHtiitesTrsssiirj. Her
1 wa'i igoUgTo repay9,',0 bo"uul1 "' ''
! inhw,liiVl,w.bo t,rll'1 nn tl10 Indictment chi.ig.
1 1?,1:,,, ?,r.'!"t!"iy.1.1"-: fumined iiU..riyHMwo
mo m1'.!,1, ".I)r' c'"-llophor l,utt of Itenl al u
, nuoon tbosainerciirrBciitutl.mil. '
.New Surrnco llund ror llolen liuiil.
AintNV, Doc. 15. Tno New York Iloi.h II ul
roartCoiiijniny w..s liicijipur.iiiid .... Iny n.Ui i
capital of i0,000, toe-oiistriict n struotf.n
5c?ii!i.rtnil'iul,m1,.vo "'J'" 1K I" tho ii.rtii.if
fuiillillolil, IlliliuionU fdiiiuy. Tin- line '..
vl.. h111 Ut')''!''d "f Nuw Dorp, lln-s '
Wlfii . " .'! .'J' 'V.',"!'.'"' I'lmrl.'i V II r is.
H 'if V, ciS,u , VL" " " -ironoi.. "" i .fe. 6

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