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, ' ' CLAUDE FAILS WtliailT BECOMES ONE OF THE LOT it ISTHMUS. ,, H Oaiikt a Itltlle Tlnatey Chela 'fllaTataliy. t In la Initln, Land Perilous In Occidental M, JTalilr. llo lie qnll The Kclshllrya flestan 8 ' "-Annie Ueaanl'a faction Klaklna Intend. tS There Is, In tho words of one of tho "ad , 4 vanced" enthusiasts of Iho Theosophlcal Bc ). clety, a "violent row" In tho organization, nianl- -; l,y testing Itself both hero and abroad. It ! 4f Mid to bo due to dissatisfaction with Mrs. Klttlo Tingley, tbo head of the esotcrlo body hero. Thiro aro peoplo who do not wholly npprovo of .' Mrs. Tingley's high placo In tho society, and , J according to Ui story, tholr number Is growing u so fast that already two esoterlo Presidents ," ' haro resigned and tho resignation of a third is expectod. Ernest Hargrove's resignation .from tho Presidency of tho society In this oouutry was ohronlclcd not long since, when ho was suc ceeded by K. August Noreshelmor. Yester day nows came from England that Dr. Arcbl ' bald ICelghtley of London, the Incident of tho society In Oreat Urltnln, had resigned, and that his wlfo, Mrs. Verplanck ICelghtley, had i followed him out of thA rocloty. Dr. Kclght- ley has boon reckoned sb pretty far "ad- "' Tanced" In the mysteries of tho order, and ho V has given money frooly for carrying on the 117 work. Ho visited this country and was duly Jj honored on tho occasion of tho society's last B ; convention, Mrs. Ktlghtlcy Is nn American, W '' and Is crodltcd with "tromendous occult F power," and with working magnificently In 1 astral realms. Ij, The Information received yesterday from jjy London Includod a strong Intimation of tho In- 'I tentlon of ono of the other European Presl- J dents to resign shortly. Complaints aro mado that the society In this city no longer studios s thoosophy, and that It has been convertod Into n ohorltablo organization, tho work of which Is 1 carried on In tho name of "Tbo International Brotherhood League." Tho name of tho so ciety's papor here, Theotophv, has beon changed to Univertal Brotherhood, and the Thcosophi a( Nticn of Boston has been rechrlstoned the h'ew Era. Mrs. Tingley's pet projoct. tho "School for the Revival of the First Mysteries t Of Antiquity," It Is said, has so far fallen Into desuetude that tho building which was only begun at Point Loma, near ban Diego, Co., is to do completed and turned into a sanitarium rtiy Dr. Loren A. ood. formerly of Westerly, It. L, to whom it haB been turned over. Dr. Wood was on tho recent crusade of tho ling ley thcosophists. Mrs. Annio Ucsant's prose lytizing tiere last spring has begun to tell. Branches of the society In different cttioshavo ' deserted tho body whoso esoteric head Mrs. Tingley Is, and hava Joined themselves to that fostered by Airs. Itesant. Tho branch at Lynn, xaass., Mrs. Tingley's former homo, has gone over to tho Besant enemy. One of the Tingloy lost mysteries. It might bo Mid, Is the once ubiquitous and devoted Claudo Falls Wright, man of the magenta aureole, who cot long ago was remarried to hlB aflinity after a D.OUU-year separation, slnco tho da) a they trod the streets of 1 holies and Memphis and I bowed to the ibis and tho crocodile. Ho has, it is sold, disappeared utterly, and even tho adopts working along tho astral planes have failed to get into communication with him or I ' to bear of nlm or feel his whereabouts any mora ' dettnltelythan "In MixBOurt." There is some - f conjecture as to whothor tbo mahatmas havo II made a winter homo out there. It was a I spurious chela In India that filled Mr. Wright's I 1 I soul with pangs and impelled him to rotnovo and occlude himself, lie told a friend of his 1 awful experience when ho returned from tho i treat crusodo which Mrs. Tingley led around ' the world. It was at a scanco given for tho fc benefit of anxious novices in the top r-tnrv of a 'j hotel at Madras. Mrs. Tingley, hating pulled t hard on tho ethereal wires over tho Himalayas, , had announced that a message would bore- eclved from ono of tho mahatmas. A door opened and there materialised a chela (dlsclplo or xncsscngor of a m&bntmn) and he, or It, ten dered a note to Mrs. Tingley. Unfortunately for his pcuco of mind, which Iiu has ever guarded carefully, Mr. Wright recognized in the chela a scisoors grinder ho had even turning i bis wheel on the street In tho Afternoon. When r Mrs. Tingloy asked Sir. Wright to reud tho mahatmas rocssngo which tho chela had Drought, he declined to do so. Mr. Hargrove offered to read it and Mrs. Tingley handed It to ' him. Mr. Wright thin, ho told his friend, I looked over Mr. Hargrove's nhouldcr and rerog- i. nized in the messngo the hiindvvrltliip of Mr. Hargrove. This was too niuUi for 0. F. ., veteran as ho was and faithful Clanynitdo as ho had been to Itlavatsky nnd Judge. Ho dotor- !-, mined to quit, although hu had been devoted in f tho beginning to Hargrove. ( "Tliut kind of work wasn't artistic enough ?" for him," said Mr. W right's friend. i' ', T. E. WAItD A CO. FtIL TO APPEAR. .1 'r Comrartliisr Slntrinent That Creditor Will lie i I'ulcl Kveulitalll. 5 The corridors leading to tbo ofilccs of T. E. 'I Ward & Co.. 31 Broadway, seizod on Friday by J the Sheriff on an attachment for $5,570.90 in S favor of II. Seymour Squycr of Auburn, were thronged with formor customers and unpaid employees of the firm from 0 o'clock jesterday ' morning until lata jester day afternoon. The customers wore there to learn. If possible, what chance thcro was of gcttlnc any ot the money ' which tho corpomtlon owed thim. Tho cm- ! v plojocs wore looking for their last week's wages. Neither customers nor emplo) ees got any Bat Kir Isfactory Information. Neither Mr. Word nor H nnytody known to bo connvtted with tho cor- mm porHtioti nprcared at tho olllcesi. YW Among the custonurs wero two women. One if of ihtsu said thnt the defunct cornoralion owed m ' ber ncarl) frD.OOO. Tho olhor woman said she B whs out about hb miicli more, lloth women -K lore their alleged losses stoically. Deputy aB. cherlir Ievy said that huhad an nttachnient in PEf"! favor of Uronard W. Harrows, an out-of-town M customer of tho corporation, for 91.U5U. Ho said I Im the thought the ansots ho had attached H would t o HUfilclent to s itlsfy both claims. Lovy H added that sroonif the securillis found were a H number of sbuies of tho United Stales Itubbor UB Coiupnnt's stock. 91 One of thocaslilers of the corporation stated am to a reporter of TlIK HON veslerdny thatT. E. ff Ward si Co. gave cmoloymont to tncnt)-cight f men and boys and twonomen. He snld tnat he bad been Instructed to say that ulldobtsdue & to either customers orcmployccs would bo paid 1 In full. TniED TO PASS A FUltOUD CHECK. Arrest of a, awrde llho l nupioaed to lie m vm Frori ulonnl Crook. I Charles Molllne, a Swodo.who describes himself 1 as a cigar manufacturer, ot 412 West Ibirty vWjt soventh streot, presented yesterday to Paying m Teller Alfred II. Curtis of tho Hank of tbe State WW of Now York ucheck for $120.25, drawn lu favor V of Henry Billings, and boirlngwbat purported II to be tho signature of Henry C. Mortlmor, a )' broker living at 54 West Twenty-eighth street. jft Curtis suspected that something was wrnn ji' and had Melline detained whllo Mr. Mortimer , was sent for. As soon as Mr. Mortimers iw tho ; check be pronouncoii it n forgery. Special 0111- cer Drown of the bank arrested Melllnoiiftcr a M short struggle and took him to Centro Street Court. " Where did you get that check I ' asked Mug- (strata Kuillich. "A man gavo It to meat the Brooklyn Hoard JL- ofTradc," replied Melline, "and asked mo to im , come to New York an1 got it euHhed for liltn. jY. Ho Bnid ho vvastuo busy tocoinn over. The man's 4VB1 name is lloiiry. and we cull him Jnmes." M M glitmto Kudllch hold Melline In $3,000 AbB.'; bull for trial, Ho Is thought to be a professional MA! crook. 1Sff FIHEHEX'S PE.V8IOX EUXU. vafB BV Its Large Increase line to Receipts Arlatnsr JBHa from th lliilues Lsn, pk The Secretary of tho Firemen's Pension Fund Jffl reported tu the Flro Commissioners jeatcrdsy Hf that tho amount of tho fund on tbo first of tho Ifl present month was $007,4112, in addition to fAV (11,181 In tho Life Insurance Fund, making a ff total of 91.011,(113. On March 1,1U05, when the present Commls- BB sioncrs took (hnrtiuof tbe Flro Department, there was $Udl,547 In Ihe 1'eiiblon Vunil and -jm f:i,(J'J0 In tbe liibiiranco Fund. Of the total lu B Ihe combined fumis at pnscnt $130,037 Is In cash and $H72,007 is Invested In bonds. J The largo lucrvase In the Pension Fund Is said totoduo to retolpts from theopernlion of the Haines Liquor Tax law. The reiclpts for tho W Pension Fund during tho j ear 180(1 were $212,- J I27 and tbe dlshurstmcntu were $J24,U74. JL Heroic Policemen Commended. iU;-i Police Captain Cox of tbo Montgomery street III station In Jersey City sent a communication to .!' Chief of Police Murphy jesterduy recommend- $1 lng "mt lollcerac" Thomas Dltksnn and 'It Thomas Wllllums of his command and William I,' Bracken of the Communlpaw avenue station be ' honorably mentioned for pliant and inert- m torlousuiinduct at tho explosion and tiro last m Frld") nl tho aietyleno g.is norks. Ihe com- iiiunication su)Bthul these otllccrs, at tho risk Is of their lives, entered Henrj Jljrnps s flats anil .A. rescued a number of women unit children. Olilei JWfrx. Miiiuh) will submit tbe coiiiinunliuiioii to the m -' t-ollce Couiuiisslouers ul (heir next weotlug. Kit f1 .j-BjMY' X'M ito i , j ( . ..jii zxAnrxzzx editor Axttzaxmn. Indleied Her r.r T.oCI In Oetllns ll4,ait by mise RsarrseBtallens. At tho District Attorney's office yesterday news was recotved to the effect that William lit Orinith, proprietor of thoLeadvllloitrnW Democrat, had been arrested In De Ivor, Cot, by Detcctlvo Sergeant John Cuff of this city. Cuff started for tho West & few days ago. He was armed with extradition papers nnd a war rant for Griffith's arrest. Tho warrant charged arlfllth with obtaining by false representations $14,010 from Itlchord J. Bolles. In October last Griffith was Indicted by the Orand Jury hero for larceny in tbo first degroo. The Indictment was filed after Bolles bod testi fied before tho Orand Jury. Bolles Is now living in Colorado, whero he Is President of tho Mining Exchange of Colorado Springs. Bomo years ago ho was a mnmbor of tho Now York Stock Exchange He had a brokorage nfllco In this city In November, 1802, and at that time. It Is alleged, W Uliam II. Griffith called upon him and stated that ho had visited Now York for tho purpose of rais ing ready cash for the Colorado Itlver Irriga tion Company. Ho produced thrco promissory notes nf the company signed by Earl U. Coo, proprietor of tbe Denver Ttmti, who was treasurer of tbo irrigation company. Ho also prod ucod a check for $4,012,t0,suld tu bavoboen Issued br tho company. Bolles says that ho cashed the chock nnd discounted the notes, giving Griffith $14,(110. Ho did this, accord ing to tbo indictment papors, on a statement mado by Griffith that Coe would be roauonstblo for tbo payment of the notos and also tho check. The lndlotiuent further alleges that Qrlfilth Btated to Bolles that Coo was a man worth $500,000 above his debts, and that tho Irriga tion company had a twolvo-mllo canal In opera tion, when this was not truo. AIto that the company own. d' over 400 acres of land In Yuma county, Ariz , and hod spent over 9129, 000 In Improving the land. All this. Holies says. Is untrue, and ho adds thnt ha would not have advanced the money on the irrigation company's paper but for tho fact that Qrlfilth mado tho representations that Coo was a wealthy man and that the Irrigation com pany was In a prosperous condition and sol vent. Assistant District Attorney Perkins, who has charge ot the case, said yestctday that Coe vnild come on hero to testify as a witness ngnlnst Griffith. Mr. Perkins added that Coo had not received any o' the money ostensibly ralsod for tho irrigation company. JERSEY C1TX IIAJt SCANDAL. Lanjera Noiinan and Rlmnaon Arraigned oa .unrs;ea of Conspiracy. Former ABslBtant Prosecutor Joseph M. Noon an and Lawyer Alexandor Simpson were arraigned In tho Court of Oyer and Terminer in Jersey City yesterday afternoon to plead to an indictment for conspiracy to obstruct jus tice Ihoy wero attended by ex-Judgo Thorcas F. Noonan, who Is not related to tbo ox-Assist-out Proaocutor, but who, with cx-Attorncy-Gonorol Stockton and cx-Jndgo William T. Hoff man, will conduct tho defence. Justice Llppln cott and Judore Hudspetn wero on the boncb, and a number of lawycrswcro in tho court room. When called upon to plead the defendants an swered "Not guilty I" in a strong, firm voice. Bail was fixed at $1,500 in each cane and was promptly furnished. Abram l'03t beenmo se curity for Mr. Noonan and William OrmBby for I Mr. Simpson. Kx-Judgo Noonan requestod tho I court to fix nn early dalo for trial. Counsel also wished to deny a. statement mudo in some of ths newspapers that tho defendants had been before the Grand Jury and made a. statement, and be I further wished to correct tho Impression some I people bavo that the Grand Jury hears both sides ot a case. Tho defondantB, ho said, are extremely desirous of presenting tbelr sldo of tho case to tho court and to tbo pub io with as llttlo delay as possible. Justice Llppincott said that It was tho prov ince of tho Prosecutor to fix a date for trial, and tho court had no authority to interfere until two terms had elapsed ufter tho finding of the indictment. Then lr the case had rot boun moved the court could fix a dato for trial ProKccutur Wlnfield, be continued, felt that his health would not permit him to undertako the ordeal of prosecuting tho caso in person, nnd ho liud therefore assigned cx-Judgo A. Q. Gar rcttson to take his place. 'Iho indictment against Noonan and Simp son charges them with having agreed to un lawfully releaso a man from the county Jail for a consideration of ifJOO. AXOTUElt MUJWEtt JiV FOOTPADS. VlorUn Landeo rajs the Penaltj or UeiUllna- Wide Open" Cnlcavo Tbleres. Chicaoo, Dec. 27. Florlan Lsndcs, a saloon keeper, died at bis home, 302 West Chicago a venue, late last night from injuries received In an encounter with bold-uo robbers at 2 o'clock yesterday morning. Landcs and a friend named Hartzelman at 1 o'clock on Sunday morning went to a restaurant at West Ohio street and Milwaukee avenue for supper. The meal lasted about tn hour. Aftor tho two had left tbe res taurant ihoy started west on Milwaukee avenue and had gono a short distanco when three men snrang up from a basement stairway lead ing to the sidewalk and demanded tbelr money. Hartzelman lied. Landes struck at one of tbo men. Tbe thief dodged, but ono of tho other men hit Landes over the bead with a billy or sandbag, knocking him down. Tho thugs kicked him. hut he maimged to got to his foot, uud sbnutod for help. His assailants hit him n second time over the btck ot tbe bead and rendered him unconscious. Then they rah with out searching bis pocka's. He was fount un conscious by some young men who carried Mm home. He talked luclaly with bis wife, but could give no definite description of his assail ants. Landes Is tho third citizen of Chicago killed reicntly by highvv.ijmen. Five other hold-up robberies were reported yesterda) ; Joseph Ulack, Omaha; W. J. Ken nedy, clerk of tho Saratov i Hotel; J. Malonoy, 177 North Peoria street J Ivan Shay and Samuel Town, 0258 Emerald avenue, noroall robbed of small sums of money. Kennedy was beaten brutally, and Ulnck lost a valuable gold watch. Mrs. E. It. KIcschc, wlfoof a dealer In brew ers' supplies, was assaulted by burglars In hor homo, 1420 Montana strcit. and beaten so so vorclv that she may die. She heard a nolso In ihe hallway on the third floor and went upstairs to see whnt it wns. She struck a match, and two men struck her on the head with butts of revolvers. She fell headlong down two flights of stairs. The burglars escnped with Jewelry and small articles vulued at $000. XAitnoir ESCAPES AT a fire. A rireman, a Well as Tenants, lu Danger Uverjuody Rescued Finally. There was a good deal of excitement In the tenement at 341 East Forty-first street yester day morning when It caught fire and soveral persons had narrow escapes. The fire started In tbe basement, 'where tbe Janltress, Mrs. Ticsdalo, lives with her two children. She called a policeman and ran down for them. She found ono and brought It out, but groped vainly about In the smoke for the other. The child had run to tbe street on his own account, but she did not find it out until she hed lost her way altogether. Alfred Vorney. who lives on tho floor abov e, heurd her cries and carried her out in the nick of time. Ho was singed and pros truted by the smoke himself in the effort. A Mrs. Currj. with ber baby and another woman, got out through a rear window, tbo mother dropping the baby Into ber friend's arms. Fireman William Cullen was cauubt in n narrow space betwei n the burning house and tho next, and was In danger of being smothered when his comrades came to bis relief and dragged him out. Mary Clancy.an aged woman, was carried out. bowilaered. 'Ihe firemen found horrrouthlngln her room, unable from terror to help herself. lteturnlng to quarters one of tho three horses drawing water tower 3 toll Into a trench ton feet deep at Second avenue aud Forty-second street. Block nnd tackle were made fust to tbe elevated railroad structure, nnd with a crowd of a hundnd sightseers pulling on, it was hauled out uninjured. 11, MAlTLAfiD JiEKSBY RES JOSS. The While Slr I.lne Aieot to ttmuark In a Klondike Brtieme on a Larce Scale. J. Bruce Ismay of tbo White Star line an nounced vesterday that II, Maltland Kersey, tho American agent of tbe lino, decided two months ugo to resign and would ceaso to repre-, sent the company on Friday. The appointment or Mr. Kersey's successor Is under consldera- Mr. Ismay said that the report that Mr. Kor tej 's resignation was due to his ronncc Hon with Ixird Dunrav en during the contest for the Amer ica's Cup Is not true. Mr. Kersoy will be iisso tlutcU with n syndicate of Ann rlcan and British capitalists in a Klondiko scbcuiu on an unprece dented scale. fieorge roller's runeral. The funeral of George Crokrr, tbo brother ot Itlcbard Croker, who died at the home of Dr. William T.Jenkins at ItosebanU, S, L, on Thurs day morning, was held yesterday morning from Dr. Jenkins's house. The body was taken tu Quarantine, where It was placed on a lug end tlitncet ken bj special train to New York unci to Woodlawn, where the Interment was made. Hicburd Croker, his fumlly una that of Dr. Jen- I kins, und a few friends, made up the funeral 1 party. NEW CITY 'PARKS IfAJlED. i A STATESVKh'B 8EBIKB ADOPTED JJV TUB PARK tlOAltD. The Rraaett to nra a Park far the Late William. A. Stllra Uenleil Tbe Matter Site' roe the Osen-AIr djmnxsliim In Kast River Park Adopted Bias far New Work Opened. Tho last regular meeting of the Park Board was held yesterday, and the Commissioners , marked tho event by rejocttng the project nd. vocAtod by the Social Reform Club, tho Ama teur Athletic Union, and several other organiza tion! of giving up the finest part ot tho East Itlver Park for tho purpose of establishing an open-air gymnasium. Tho Board of Estlmato mado an appropriation several months ago for tho Improvement of this park, and It was de I cldod then todovotopartof the money to estab I Ushlng n small open-air gymnasium at the southern end. This plan did not satisfy the advocates ot tho Idea, and they made a re quest for the most beautiful spot In ths park, a plateau at the northern end, which commands n sweeping vlow of tho East River. The mat ter was referred to Commissioners Mitchell and Crogcr, nnd they, acting upon the advice ot Superintendent Parsons, reported adversely on tbo request, Thcjr said tha the establishment ot such a gymnasium as was suggoited would Interfere very materially with the plans for the park, and they advised that tho smaller gymnasium be established at the southern end as an exnorlmcnt before the projoct was tried on tha largo scalo proposed. The report waa adopted. Tho board then proceeded to namo the small parka rcoently laid out In the city. Tho peti tion asking that ono of them bo named after tho late William A. Stiles was not com; lied with. Commissioner Mitchell offered a resolution that tho park bounded by Twonty-soventh and Twenty-eight streets and Ninth and Tenth ave nues bo culled tho Alexander Hamilton Park, that the one between Seventy-fourth aud Seventy-sixth streets and Pleasant avenue and Avenue A bo named the John Jay Park, that the one established on the old Siryker property, between Fifty-second nnd Fifty-fourth urects and Eleventh ' enue and the Hudson Itlver, to called tho De Witt Clinton Park; that the par.t laid out between Hester, Suffolk, and Division streets and East Broadway be named the Wil liam 11. Seward P rk, and that the ono bound sd by Houston, Stanton, Pitt, and Sheriff streots be named tho Hamilton Fish Park. Commissioner Ely objected to the length of the names. "There is only one Hamilton in history," ho said, and the 'Alexandor' is en tirely unnecessary. Tho lengthening ot theso park names will causa tbo waste of barrels of ink In tho writing of official documents In which they are mentioned." Commissioner Cruger was lnclinod to agreo with Mr. Ely, nnd ho asked Mr. Mitchell to ex- Slain why the full namos had been used. Mr. lttchell replied that It was done bo that there could bo no doubt as to tho persons for whom tho honor was Intended. President McMillan said he thought that the small park between Fifty-second and Fifty fourth streets should bo called the Stryker Park, and Commissioner Ely said he would like to see tho memory of his late colleague In tho 1'ark Board, Mr. Stiles, honored in a similar manner, "The principle underlying this resolution," said Mr. Mitchell, "is to name these parks after distinguished men of this city. Mr. Stllas was a resident of New Jersey and ho rendered no great publlo sorvico that would entitle hint to tho honor nsked for." Iho resolution offered by him was then adopted. 'Ihe board Is rushing all matters Involving the expenditure of money which it now has under consideration. Bids were opened yester day for tho construction of tde brldgo across tho Harlom Itlver from 145th to 140ih etrcot, the estimated cost of which is $1,250,000. and of the now brldgo to Citr Island, for which tho Legislature has appropriated $200,000. Bids were also opened for lmprov lng tho low grounds around tho Van Cortland t mansion in Van Cortlandt Park: for tho improvement of the small park at 153d street and Seventh nvenue; for constructing a road in Pelham Bay Park: for the Improvement uf Hancock Park as well as for tho granite and bronze railing for tho nark: for tho Improvement of Paradise Park: for tho improvement of St. John's Park; for building a road from tho Harlem Hlvor Speed way to the madhouse opposite 175lh street; for tho (onstructlon of tho Spus ten Duyvll Pork way and for the Improvement of tho small park bounded by Houston, bhcrlff, Stanton and Pitt streets. The board will meet again on Friday to award thn contracts. THE SUITS AQAIXST AR3IOVR C CO. Defendant's onr to Settle Ontsldo or Court MT De Arcepleil kx Ihe Stale, Auuirr. Dec. 27.-Tho suit against Armour &Co. of Chicago for violations of tbe Oleomar garine law, involving the payment of pennltles In tbo neighborhood ot $500,000, has not et been compromised by tbo State authorities. Four months ago Armour offered toscttlotho case out of court by tbo payment of 620.000. Theru 1 a disposition on the part of thd Gover nor, Agricultural Commissioner Welting, and Attorney-General Hancock to cffe"t a settle ment of some kind and thus avoid an endless litigation. The suit was commenced over three years ago, tho venue being laid In Jefferson county. Tbe complaint In tbo suit has not yet been made, for as soon as tbe Agricultural Com- imlssloncr determined to bring tho action he wus met by an orderfrdm a United Stutes court preventing him from Interfering with Armour's bu-incss. This order was finally vacated, and the State has won on every point so far raised by Armour. Tho defence contend that tho action began against Armour in this State is of no force, as tho venue was laid In Jefferson county. The law provides that the venue shall lio in the county In which tho violations occur. Five dif ferent suits should, it is argued, hare been brought against Armour, with tbe venue lying In etch of the counties In which the violations occcurred. Owln,- to tho two-year statuto of limitations the present suit cannot be with drawn and five now suits Instituted, and it Is declared that tho courts cannot separate tho present suit into five separate actions. This Is tha reason why somo of the State officials Inter ested think It would be well to nccept Mr. Ar mours proposition to end all litigation on the payment of the $20,000. asothcrwlse It Is anti cipated that the salt would hang In tho courts for several) ears, and that In tbe end the blate would bo beaten. CUUJtCH SERVICER BY TELEPHONE. Sermon. Prayer, and Sluile Transmitted to Patients at a Morrlatown Uogpltal. MonnisTOWK, N, J., Dec. 27. By way of a special Christmas treat to tbo patients of All Souls' Hojpltal In this city, arrangements wero mado for them to hear tho Christmas Day ser vices at the Church of tho Assumption, which Is about a mile distant from the hospital. As it was obviously Impossible for tbe bedridden patients to go to tho service, the service was brought to them by means of the telephone. Each patient hod a receiver, and In this way not only the sermon of Dean Flynn, but also tho muslo and tbe prayers, were heard at tho hos pital with practically the same distinctness as In the church. Iho sermon was from the text: "Fear not, for behold, I bring you tidings of great Joy, which will be to nil tho peoplo, for this day is born to vou in tho city of linvid a Saviour, who is Christ tho Lord." Luke, il 10-11.1 Ibis Is said to be tbe first tlmo a Roman Cath olic service has been thus transmitted. Tho pa tients at tbo hospital were delighted with tho welcome break In the monotony of their life, and tho experiment may be repeated shortly. FELL THROUGH A (iLAfiS HATOUWAY Used to Amur, lllinaeir by lluunlns; I'p and Down I lie Illstlna. Louis Hendol, a sailor on tbo North German Lloyd stvamor Kaiser Wilbolm der Orusse, lying at Hoboken, fell from the ship's rigging yesterday and crushed through one of the glass hatchways Into tbe hold. Ho was picked up In an unconscious condition, suffering from sovero Injuries, una w'us removed to St. Mury's Hospi tal. Hisrecovary is uoubtful. Hciidcl onco served as a marine In t e German Navy and used to nmusu himself by tunning up one sideof tbu rigging and down the olhcr. Mrs. Robert Hoe' Dauee. Mrs. Robert Hoe of 11 East Thirty-sixth street gave a dance last night lor her boh und daugh ter, Robert Hoe and Miss Ruth Hoe. Carl Gould led the cotillon and danced with Miss Hoe. Gurrelt Pier was bis assistant. A number ot pretty favors, Including fancy basket filled with flowers, sashes, boutonnlbres, rosettes, and silver trinkets, were distributed. An elab orate supper was served ufter the cotillon. Among the 150 dancers were Miss Mariuu McKeiver. Miss Augusta Do Poster, Miss Caroline M, Phelps Stokes. Miss Susan Valen I lino, Jllss Juliet llenedlct. Mils Adams, tha I Misses Atterhury, MUs Honors, Miss Angelica 1 Hcbii)ler Church, Mls Josephine Drexel, Miss 1 Mildred Mlnlurn, tbeMessrs. AtUrbury, Spotts wood Bow rs, Morris Gillespie, Klunlcutt, Percy Rockeieller, Anson Phelps Stokes, Jr., Killaeu Van Rensselasr, and tbe Messrs. Barney, xxrJH xopxcb about xowr. i Loulj O, Wemyi. the doorneeper of Wal lack's Theatre, who " kept ftwnr fro his work by rheumatlim Ust week. Is tho veteran of his profession In New York. For nearly thirty years he has been connected with Wal t laek't, beginning his service at thebutldlntr I which stood on the corner ot Thirteenth street and Broadway. In all tbo time that ho bos boen connected with tho theatre ho has never , once toen a performance through, and It rarely happens that ho has even taken the trouble to ( watch any part of a performance. That ha not happened In many years, and be is per fectly coulont to Judge of tho merits of a play from the aspect of the audiences as they leavo the theatro. Mr. Wcrayss, who is now a white halrod man of large and poworful phy slque, Ik full of lemlnlsccnccs of the earlier I days of tho Wallack Theatro which was situ- i nted whero tho Star stands now. It was there twenty-five rears ago that he became ac quainted with the mon who wero notabloln first night audiences, when those gatherings wero sotaowhat different In make-up from what they aro to-day. Ho know all tho conspicuous men of that tlmo who wero regular members of tho group that gathered at tho first perform ances of tho old Wallack company. It Is no apprehension of a decline In tha present state of the drama that bade Mr. Wcmv ss to keep ontildo ot tho theatro. Ha was no more in the habit ot watching tbo plays thirty years ago than bo Is now. Tho young women of tho Gaiety Company are shortly to return to London, and It is very frankly admitted by all of tbem that they are perfectly willing to let many, many seasons pats before they ever return to this country again. Tbelr visit has boon nttendod with dis couraging circumstances which no other In vasion of the London beauties has ever en countered. They aro carrying back with them, however, a great deal of good advice for their associates. Its nnturo is confined chlofly to methods ot condnct on shipboard. To that beven days Bpent on tho water those young wo men uttrlbute tha lack of excitement of tho right kind of excitement which attended their Btay tu the United State-). Thoy mado a num ber of acquaintances among their fellow pas sengers and by tho tlmo thty arrived In Now York they had ulread) accumulated a sot of friends that soemed perfectly satisfactory. It was to this Incident ot their v oyngo that they attributed tholr first failure, and the fact that a number ot them took supper In nn all-night oyster house on their urrlval h to maua an im pression on tho persons who saw mem if not un tho young women tbenibclvcs. But they soon learned ot tholr mlstako. The Knicker bocker, tho Calumet and tho ltaiuuct clubs positively refused to grow enthusiastic over them, there was llttlo or no excitement In Dclmonlcu's and tho Waliorf. and only tho all-night restaurants welcomed their prasenco with anything like cordlullty. It was all tbo dreadful nitatako of those sUamsbip acquaint ances, nnd although all New Yorkers might look alike to tho young women of tbu Gaiety, there wus a distinct difference In Mio appear ance of tho steamship frl nds nnd tho mon who had been previously In tbo vvako of the im ported beauties. Ihey discovered this, but too lato. Ono or two Imported friends from England. Others preferred associates in their own profession. One went homo in disgust. Now tho rest uro about to go back to London, and they have no end nf good ndvlco to give to their professional associates as to tho kind of friends thoy should uinko on shipboard. Lack of knowledgo on this point ruined a lotot fun tor tho collection from tho Gaiety. The snow of Sunday, wnlch mado slolghlng in tills city possible, though not altogether satis factory, brought outn few sleighs which em phasized very clearly tho fact that fowprlvoto. or publlo stables aro now equipped with new sleighs. A few bnndsomo ones made tholr ap pcaranco In tha Park, but, for tho most part, tho sleighs In evidence looked ns if thoy might havo been stow cd aw ay in a hay loft for many years. The upper part of Now York, whero Iho streets onco afforded good sleighing after such a snowfall as that of Sunday, has been so built up and undermined by Btcam pipes that tho snow melts almost as soon as it foils. Few pco- rlo care to go to tho exponso of keeping up with ho times In sleighs for tho posslblo chance of using them onco or twice during tho winter, nnd In consequence tbe display in tho Park after a snowfall Is very modest. Many of tho lLvcry stables aro unable to furnish sleighs on demand. The proprietors say that thero arc so few occasions on which they can bo used In this city now that they do not pay for storing. One of the sights of down'own just now Is tho gTrnt new Emplro building that Is rising sky ward just south of Trinity Church. Its steel frame, twenty-one stories up id tho air, stretches along Rector streot from Broadway to Trinity place. Strangers used to be taken downtown to seo tho Btceplo of Trinity Church, tho highest point In town, but that was beforo the days of nkyscrapcrs. Already tho wholo mighty hulk of tbo Empire building towers above Trinity Church steeple. From a point north of tho church on Broadway tbo building, with Its comparatively small width and great depth, looks like a glgnnilo wall ot Iron nnd stone that a stiff breoze from the bay might topple-over to cru h the church. It Is not tbo only big build ing near by that is higher than the steonle. Tho American Surety building at 100 Broadway Is higher, and so is tho Weather Bureau tower on tho roof of the Manhattan Llfo building. Pcoolo who bavo been scowled out of coun tenance by conductors to whom they have of fered their fare In cents may get consolation for tlicte affronts If thev will tako tholr cents to the department stores. No problom during the holiday rush is more annoying to tho manager of a big department store than that of tho supoly of 1 and 5 cent pieces to raako change. Tho 1 cent pieces command the creator premium bc causo most of tho big stores mark tbelr goods In odd numbers. A shopper In one of these stores watted throo-quarters of an hour yester day for her change, and when she complained to tho floorwalker be explained that tbo delay was due to a lack of cents. "Wo got all tho cents that wo can collect from tha Manhattan Elevated Railroad Com- finny." he said, "and ono of tho members of our Inn has exerted all bis political pull at the Sub Treasury so that wo start tho day with a good supply of 1-cent ploccs. hut they are nearly all paid out on a rubb day like this before tho middle of the afternoon." During the week tbe demand for small chango at all tho big Mores has been so groat that In somo casos the managers hav o bought cents in large quantities at a premium. . ir. PItOOTOR KNOTT'S ALI3IONT. Us Is Cauabt on Cbrtslmao lllt fo Ken York and Put Under llonds tn Par. George W. Proctor Knott, who Is In tbe sta tionery manufacturing business, was arrested on Christmas Eve on an order, made by Justice Beekmsn of the Supreme Court last April ad judging him In contempt of court for falling to pay bis wife, Eleanor, alimony. He owed $1,075 Inst April when ho was adjudged in contempt, but the order could not be served, as bo went to Holyoke, Mass., to live and do business. When he has come here it has been on Sundays, accord ing to Burr & Delacy, attornej a for tbe wife, and boalwBVswont away on Sunday nl lit, so that tho order could not be ervod. He hail come down to spend the holidays when apprehended. Un gave a bond to secure tbe $1,075 and was re leased. As considerable alimony bns accumulated since hewasadludgert to lie In contempt. Law vcr Wil liam P. Ilurr moved Iwfore Justice Ileekmnn of th Supremo Court yesterday to Increase tlio bond to $2,500. Decision was reserved on tho motion. WOULDN'T LEAVE PRISON, Wtnlersslll Had lleen Pardoned, but Pre. rerrrd Ilia Jail Lire la Freedom, CoLCXincs, 0 Dec. 27. The State Is keeping among tbe 2.500 prisoners In the Ohio penlten tlury Ralph Wlntereglll, who was pardonod on Christmas day, but refuses to leavo the Institu tion. He was received In October, 1H78, for life, for the murder of bis wlfo. He Is 75 years of age, and with winter staring him In tbo face, he declined to leave the prison. He has rela tives somewhere In Now York State willing to receive blm, and will bo kept until ready to go to them. Motes or Music Krents. lime. Emma Jueb will be the soloist it ths organ roiltal to be given this afternoon by AJexaudtr dull mant at tbo Me ideluotan Hall, bus will slog an srla by M. Qullratnt and a collection of soDgs by Scliu in ana. SI. Oullmant, irho will be heard In publlo for th last time, will 1 lsy numbers by Hsendel, Hot b, U'Wor, and Du lloli, and will Improvise oa a theme tlrea by Walter Dsmroach Xaver Bckarwrnka wilt be tbe soloist at the oon cert this afternoon tn Cblcktrlng Hall. Its will play one of bis own compositions as ns 1 at a number by Mitt. Anton Heidi Tt 111 couduct bis orchrstra In selections by Dvorak, Pacb, Mozart, Bltec, Volkiuauu and Wsgaer, To-morrow night Eugene Vitro will be beard at the Academy of Jluilo In Brooklyn, at a concert glreu under tuo auspices of the Ilrooklyn Institute of Arts aud Sciences. Carlo Sobrlno will aulat him. Scbu- Iraann, Vleuitcmps, Cbopln, llaendel. Lint, Ecu and Oulranii are tba composers ripreteutsd oa tb programme. TESTiXOAiONSTEUWGHt ' i' ' TUB NINE-FOOT BIVALVE LENS MAX DE USED AS A LlQHTIWVtS. Koch Lent Tarawa a Beans or tba estimates: Intensity or inly Million Caadlrs-Hlaut Baleen a Hundred Miles Away Tbe DO.Ton ApaaralBS May lie Hevolroit wllta Oa tloscr The "Lightning Light," ths huge bivalve lens which was exhibited at the World's Fair by Henry Lcpauto of Paris, France, and was purchased for $10,000 by the Lighthouse Board and has slnco been on exhibition at tho expost- ' tlonj at Atlanta and Nashville, Is now under going a ten days' test at tho general depot ot the Lighthouse establishment at Touipklnsv llle, 8. I, If this exhaustive test is successful, the , light will probably bo Installed at somo point along tho coast, though Its exact location has not yot bean decided upon. The lenses ot this light are nine feet in diam eter. Each is composed of a central dtao, two prlsmatlo rims, and 100 prlsmatto segments ot rims, all of carefully ground optical, gloss. The i pi Isms of each lens are mounted In a brass framework mado In nlnotoen sections. The light Is furnished by a specially designed cloo trlo aro, nnd there are threo lamps. Two ot them aro Interchangeable by simply turning a hand wheol, and the third can easily bo substi tuted for either. The lamps have Interchangeable carbons ot different sizes, so that the light can be varied In Intensity according to tho condition of tho at mosphere With carbons one inch tn diameter. Ilia light Is equal to from 8,000 to 10.000 stand ard candles. Each Icus gathers nearly n bait ot this light and projects it in a beam nlno foot in diameter, which has an estimated intensity of 00,000,(100 candles. Such a light on a light house high enough could bo seen a hundred miles away, and In notual uso It can be located at a still orcater distance by its reflection on tho clouds. Tho light und lenses revolvoslx times almlnuto 'so that a beam from ono of tho lenses Is flashed In a given direction onco every live seconds. Tho lamp, the lenses. nnd:tbo sup porting framework weigh twenty tons. Thoy aro supported by a hol.ow steel cylinder float ing In mercury nnd so slight Is tho friction that one may revolve the wholo inaxB by pushing with a linger. Tho regular revolving mechan ism Is a clockwork driven by a falling weight ot 100 pounds. Ihe tempi have an automatic feed, which keeps tho aro In the focal centro of tbe two lensos. Iho current to run ono Is of 55 volts, nnd Its amperage varies from 20 to 100, ac cording as carbons of onc-balf or ono and one half Inches in diameter aro UBCd. Iho French generator and engine made for tho outfit wero not pure nted, uh domestic machines were thought to be as well lifted for tho work. Two General Electrlo nlternnt ng gen rators, driven by u 25 borso power Ideal engine nnd Fltzgib hons boilers will constitute tho plant. Every thing is in dupllcnto in caso of a possible acci dent. Access to tbe space between thd lenses is by iron steps at one sldo of tho hoavy pedestal of tho light. At the bead of these slops Is a grat ing which, when opened to allow ouo to ascend, automatically stops tho revolution ot the light. Tho lenses aro over four feet apart at tho cen tre nnd one standing in the spaco between them, which, from Inside, has Ihe appearance ot being completely surrounded by solid glass. Is darzlcd by tbo brilliance of the light thev trans mit from tho outside. t night, and with tbo light burning, the effect Is far moro bewilder ing. Fiom without ono cannot look at tho Hash ot Die lensos at short range. It hurts the eyes, oven when closed. A Captain tn tho lighthouse service says ho can read a newspaper at Ridge wood by the lleht from Stnten Island. Tho tests aro being conduc-tod under tho su pervision of Lleut.-Col. B. P. Heap, Corps of Engineers, U. S. A., engineer of tbo 1 hird Lisrht hnuse district, and C. A. Lamy. superintendent of tha depot. One criticism so far mado Is on tha uso of mercury for tho bearing. Thero aro on the floor abov e the big light two smaller ones one mountod In mercury, and tha other on a ball bearing designed by Lieut. -Col. HeaD, and whllo tho ono In mercury, though It weighs onlv 300 pounds, movoj no moro easily than tho tw enty ton one below, n ucro breath will revolve the one on ball bearings. LLANTUONY ABItEY'S STORMY TRIP. Only Tnree Ton or Cool Left Artec Dntlllnr wltb Gales For Thirty Dm. Tbe tramp steamship Llantbony Abbey, which arrived yesterday, spent thirty days, nearly ev ery one of which was stormy, on her voyage from Dunkirk. She carried 800 tons of general cargo and 450 tons of ballast, and was not loaded deep enough tn keen the blnrts and sens from turning her into tho trough, where Bho wallowed asonly a high sided freighter can, and shipped cataracts ot frigid sea crests that froze as they fell. She had 380 tons ot coal when she loft Dun kirk, and when eho was in tho neighborhood of the Banks, live days ago, she had only forty tons. Capt. Townsend thought then thnt he would put Into Halifax for a fresh supply, but j tho weather modented a bit and be decided to i Nk going ahead. He ran into a tierce storm on ' Chrlstmis ovo. In vvbleh the shin pitched and rolled so violently nnd tba decks becamo so thickly coated with ice that nobody ventured out of shnlter. Cook Charles Silz was thrown from his berth In th' galley, whero be was sleeping. He woke up with his head sticking out through a panel of the galley door. He thought he was tho vic tim of a nightmare at first. After be tad felt himself all over and found that there was noth ing missing be decided that a lurch ot tho ship w responslhlo for bis mishap. The ship had just three tons ot coal in her bunkers when she docked yesterday in Brooklyn. DUNKIRK POST OFFICE ItOBBED. Elableen neglatered Packnce Tnkan from tba DlalrlbullBR- Table. Dunkirk, Dec 27. Dunkirk Post Office was robbed Inst nigh t of eighteen outgoing registered packages, which had arrived from various points for redlstrlbut'on. Thlrtoen of tbo packages were addressed to Fredonla. Tho theft was com mitted between 1 and 10:40 P. M. yesterday. Tho discovery was made by the clerk who sleeps in tbe Post Ofllce, when ho arrived thero for tho night. Nothing else has been missed by the Post Ofllce ofilclals, although other registered packages lay untouched on the distribution table beside the packages taken. Tho packages weie left on the table because tho safo was al ready crowded with valuables from the Christ mas mall. At Ilrst It was thought that the thief had entered by forcing a collar door connecting with a passageway runnlnir the length of the Opera House block. In which tbe Post Olllce is located, and then forcing a heavy trapdoor In tho Post Ofllce. Hut later this theory wns disproved by tbe fact that tho snow, which In two places covered the floor of tbe long passage had no footprints In It. and tbo opinion is thnt the thief entered und departoil by unlocking the front door, nnd then, to elude pursuit, forced the cel lar I'oor and trapdoor from the inside Instead of outside. PASTOR Jt AADOLP II S UOLY CALLER, A necs-ar Caea Violence and Is Ejected from a Jery Illy Parsonaffe. Tho doorbell of the parsonage connected with the Trinity M. E. Church in Y'ork street, Jersey City, was rung about 0 A, M. on Suturday, and when tbo Rov. 1), 11. F. Randolph, tbe pastor, opened tho door, he found a tall, well built man standing there. The man politely asked the minister to give him an overcoat. Mr. Ran dolph sold be was sorry, but ho had none to spare. The caller's demeanor changed In stantly. He became violent and forced bis way through tho vestibule door. In trying to stop him Mr. Randolph was knocked down. Mrs. Randolph, two daughters, and tbe servant girl went to bis usslstuncc. liy a united effort thoy forced the intruder out into the vestibule ana closed tbo inner door. Then the women called "Policel'' and tho fellow hurried dnwn tho street and disappeared around the corner of Wellington street. Mr. Randolph did not re cover from Ihe effects of the struggle for four or five hours. Ho Is convinced that tho man Intended toTrob the house. The caso was not reported to ihe police until yesterday. Died In a Uarbrr Chair. AtDANV. Dec. 27. William T. Rockerfeller, aged 64, expired suddenly In a barber's choir this morning. Ho loft' his home at 8 o'clock for his usual walk and to get shaved, and ap parently was In good health. As he sat In the chair Mr. Rockerfeller chattod plousantly with tho barber, who, having completed his work, noticed that the old man wus unusually pule. It was soon discovered that be was dead. Apo plexy was the cause, Hu is survived by a widow and grown up children. Indictment ror Manalanahier Dismissed, Judge McMahon yesterday dismissed tbe In dictments for manslaughter against George K. McCoy, ticket chopper at the Ninth stteet sta tion of the Third avenuo elevated railroad, and Charles E. Foley, tbe ticket agent, who wero charged with having caused the death of Charles Weber whllo ejecting hi i from the station on Feu. 4 last. The men said .but Weber 1 fell downstairs wblte drunk, and no witnesses I against them could bo found. DOCIC BOARD MONUMENT VXfBir.JSD. Plaa or tbe Water Proat laaeraveratnt Which tl I Meant la Commemorate. The Dock Commissioners yes'cnlay gath ered a party of guest's, Including reprcscntntlv es ot tho shipping Interests ot tho city, tome Al dermen, and Mayor Strong, nnd took them on tho excursion steamer Favorite ft) the foot ot Bolhuno street on tho North River. Thcro tho board unveiled the monumont to ltsolf nnd to Mayor Strong, which was shown in Trie Son on Dec 1. Tho ceremonies began at 8o'clo;k, when the boat tied up at what will bo tho central pier ot Qv u for which appropriations havo olroody been mado. Tho monument stands on a granlto foundation, now partly surrounded by wator. When tho pier Is finished, tho monpment will bo ut Us entrance. Tho monumont Is of Qulncy granite, about Ovo feet high, and looks very much Uko a respectable tombstone It has been npproved by tbo Municipal Art Commis sion, on its landward sido is tho inscription, stating that It commemorates the lmprov ement of tho water front from Charles t-trccl to Twenty-third streot, begun during tho administra tion of Mayor Strong. The namos of tho Dock Commissioners apponr In largo letters, with that of tbelr ongltiecr-ln chief, ucorgo P.arceno. Tbo monument was drapod In tarpaulins when tho pnrty arrlvod. They wero removed, and the party filed ncrotB tho gangplank and Inspected- It. Then the guests returned to the cabin of the Favorllo. Henry F. Dlmock, a formor Dock Commissioner, mado n speech de scribing tha dock improvements which tho monument commemorates.. Tbo plan provides for ten plcra 800 tcct long and tlve varying from 700 to 765 feet in length and troui 70 to 125 feet in width. Nearly tho tulles of wharf age room will bu made. Tho wholo oxpouso la about $7,500,000. Ihe rental will bo about f 20 per cent. City bonds which pay for It can ho placed at 3 per cent. "Thus, said Mr. Dlmock, "a sinking fund will be created which within tho thirty years the losses will havo to run will pay thcBo bonds nnd thus practically glvo this magnlllcaut property to tho otty frco of cost," Tha Mayor and each Commissioner made a short spcocb. nnd the steamer Favorite re turned to Pier A, where the guests disem barked. "It isn't often you hava a chance to seo your name on a monument before you aro dead,' ono of tho Commissioners remarked. L. X. LETTER PRAISES HIS SON. Bays the Ironna SXnna Wheat Deal lias Deen or tireat Uenent to the Farmer. CmoAoo, Dec. 27. "Tho wheat deal of my son has brought to tho farmeis of the United States 10 or 15 rents n bnsbol moro for wheat than if he had not gono Into it," said L. Z. Letter in talking of the great battle betwoen Joseph Letter on tho ono side and tho elovator compa nies, headed by P. D. Armour, on tbo other. "My son has been tho benefactor of tha agricul tural Industries of tho country to that extent. The seller Is now dictating tho price of his prod uct, not tba purchasor. Chicago makes tbo market price of wheat, not Liverpool, nnd tho local Influences, which have beon bo long for constantly lower prices, havo ceased to control Chicago markets." Ihe first purchases of wheat by Josoph Letter were made In July last at &1 cents. The price for actual wheat, such as the farmer sells, has been between 00 cents and $1 for several da s. This makes a total advance since July of about 35 cents. Leltor, Sr., gives to the ordlnnrv course of the markots credit for botween 20 and 25 cents of the rlso. Tho remainder bo nttrlhntcsto tho substantial support given to prices by Letter, Jr.. In tbe Inst six months. Joseph Letter has determined to Qght out tho "mixing" of dltlcreiit grades ot grain to tbe limit of tho Board of Trado Judiciary. Tho test will come with tho cargo or wheat which was tendered for the steamer Iron King un last Thursday, but which w as rejected by tbo cllaue's shipping agent. Iho whole sjstem of mixrnga lower grade of grain into a higher grade. In or der to bring up tbe standard of the whole, will bo attacked vigorously. It has been maintained that somo houses huvo tho svstctu of mixing grain dou n to bo fine u point that they can turn out a mixture that will just get Into the con tract grado without a shado to spare. AQUEDUCT CLAIMS SETTLED. City Allow Judctnenl ror 8700.000 to tbe Cbler Contracting Firm. Corporation Counsol Scott, acting upon tho recommendation ot the Aqueduct Board and of Lawyers Root, Carter and Fox, special coun sel for tho city, mado an offer yosterdny to O'Brien & Clark and Brown, Howard & Co. of about $700,000 as a settlement In full of all their claims against the city arising outlet tbe construction of tho first nlno soctlons otthe now Croton Aqueduct, The offer was accepted and Mr. Scott allowed Judgments to bo entered against tbo city In favor of Walston H. Brown, rcooivcr for Brown, Howard &. Co., for $133, 070.10, $131,114, $87,529 and $70,090.10, and I in favor of O'Brien & Clark for $204,000.. I Afterward tbo Corporation Counsel Issued an elaborate btatoment giving his reasons for nl I lowing tbo Judgments to be entered after tho I contractors had lost their cases In tho different I courts. Ho Bald thnt many of the witnesses i.pon whom thocit) would be obliged to rely. If It over becamo necessary to go Into tho merits of tho caso, bad either died or bad left the vicin ity. It was Inevitable, he says, that sooner or later thd contractors would obtain, ut least, tho appointment of a commls'-lon to look into tbelr claims and to award thorn such umounts ns might be deemed to bo cquitablo to them, and if Buch a commission should ho appointed it was clear to all thoBo cognizant of tho facts that tho awurds to bo made must greatly ex ceed the amount for which settlement has boon made. In return for allowing tho judgments to bo entered, Mr. Scott said, tha. city received com plete releases of all claims which have arisen or may arise In connection with the construc tion of tbo sections named. Tho total amount of tbe claims Involved In tho litigation upon theso sections is, according to Mr. Srott,over $10,000,000. The claims arising from the con struction of sections 10, 11 and 10 hare not been settled. JUDGE Til IS KB HIS UltOTnER MAD. Kdiwyer Dlacborr, on tbe Contrary, Inalals Tbat He Is nne Km, An Inquiry was had beforo tbe Sheriff's Jury yesterday In regard to the mental condition of Franklin J. Blsthoff. a lawyer nnd brother of Justice Henry Dlschoff of tho Supreme Court. Tho bearing was had on petition of Justice Dlschoff, who arerrod that he bolteved his brother to be insane. Lawyer Blachoff was ar rested In soveral actions brought by peonle who eald be had defrauded them of money, and was In Ludlow Street Jail on tbeso processes until ho was removed to Uloomlngdaleasjlum. Lawyer Blschof! was examined at length yesterday. He said that bis wlfo and children have not visited blm at tbo asylum and that they are maintained by bis hru'hor. Ho said that ha would prefer to surfer imprisonment for any wrongs ho bnd done his clients rather than be kept wltb Inn itlcs all bis life. Whllo he might have been troubled mentally when be went to tbo institution, tho treatment there had so Improved him tbut he Is now sensible. At tbe asylum ho said they had treated him wltb much consider ation and have permitted him to go awnv bicy cling for a day or two un his parole tbat he would return, and he foils improved mentally and phvslcallv. Husiid he did not know how h stood with his clients because he did not have his books wltb blm, but if he could get frco bo would earn money to pay nnj thing hoowod. Ho denied that ho bad twice threatened to com mit suicide. The hearing was adjourned until to-day with Lawyer Ulschoff still on the stand. LEVI P. MOMOS'S XEIV OFFICE. Tbe Ex-Governor to lie President or Iho Sew firth Avenue Trust Company, Ex-Gov. Levi P. Morton, who Is tbe head of the banking bouse ot Morton, Bliss & Co., Is to bo President of the lately Incorporated Fifth Avo nue Trust Company, The company has a capital of $500,000, anil will do business at Forty-thlrd street and fifth avenue. Its Incorporators In clude Sunuc! D. Bibiock. August Ilclinnnt, Chauni ey M. Depow. Elbrlilge T. Gerry, Joseph O. Hendilx, Adrian Isclln. Jr. William O. Whit ney, Frank 1 llford, James II. Hyde, Daniel Lord, and A, D. Jullltard. tubbed ror lleruslua to Pay ror a Meal. Titor, Dec, 27. Donnls Lynns of Liberty street went into the "Walk In" restaurant this morning with a companion, and after eat ing a meal refused to pay for it. Stougbton Jackson, who was in charge of tnu place, got Intoaruw with Lynns, In which Lyons recoiled a deep stab wound in tbu left side. He may die. Jucktou is under arrest. The Murder or tncelo De Luro, Antonio Denlso and Joseph Mnstromavfca have been held for examination fortbokllllngof Angclo Do Lueo of 502 President street, Ilrook l)n, on Chrlhtm is night. According to tbe I story told hj ouo of tbo wit csscaof Ibenasault penlse stabbed DuLucoln the neck, face, and head wltb a stiletto while tho other prisouor i hold him fait, iSjhjyre- rr , t -;g,y " FgpKl-ir"-r - mfmwMgmmmmJmmmBttmWKBMmretmi CIT COMBS FOR BIS JOB, 'Hflr! netted Oat One la the Dlatrlet Atlorasy'a aft JvM flee at T,BOO a Tear. JM He was a llttlo fat man with a lone black $M$ beard, nnd he had left his collar nnd tlonthoroa, Uflj He got to the District Attorney's ofllce at noon AM J yostorday nnd was stopped In tho hall by Johm JM ji Redmond, tho hall man. Mat t " Who you want to seol" asked Redmond, ' -juE A "I vlsh to spoken a llttlo ratt dor Dlatrlet im 5 'Tornoy's office" said tho stranger. "It standi w9vj In der Cberman newspapordot der Assistant wjHI District 'Torneys nil leavodor ofllcoon Chnnuar fjlNI 1st und dot yet more now ones vlll bo nocded. aaaD It stands In dorpapor dot doy can't find no mend 'fil at toll for dor chobs, und not It pays 7,500 dollar Iran! a year tor a salary. I come for one, causo I ain't H vorklng " IB "Youromofor onel" said Redmond. "On U what t" WaI "Onechob; I don't noednny for my aon, 'cauM Jl ve all could llvo easy on dot. I told ray vlfe tea rW day dot it vould make us rich In six months." , 'E-ai' "Aroyoiialnvvycrf'askodRcdniond. 9,mi "No, said tho stranger. "I don't neod na "SSH' lawyer to ask for a choh for mo. I alvaya gel SWl my ownchobst I am u tailor." , a-ar "Uut a linn must bo a lawjer to bo appointed KaVj Assistant District Attornov, argued R dmond. M "Dun I can biro ono to do del vork," replied (Wi tho llttlo man, "Dtr salary is let big enough, 'JCw for two Vhatt" " Kl, "Y'os, said Redmond, " but only lawj era need 3SS ., apply. Mr. Oleott has no vacancies hero, any ?ffl i way. All his places aro tilled." Si "Don't der p per tell v hat's true vhen It ftfl j St inds dot der Assistants get out on Friday I" ' wffi V " Yes." en Id the hall man, "but thon Mr. Oar &d . diner, tho new District Attorney, will fill tho Ml 1 Vacant jobf." Tjfa, " Veil, I see Mr. Gardiner, don," remarked tha iSfij tailor. JJ J "You had bettor call at Tammany Hall," JiiF shoutod ono of tho clovntor men. ?reY "Never I" declare I tho applicant; "I voted agilustdot machlno und dor HcpubHoanlsch vlsSli innchlno und I specched for dor Citizens' Union. &, Doy told tuolvuuld get a chob, und I vant 11 afdf now." Sit&K " You hotter go homo," said Redmond, "or tha b ; Board of Health may get )ou. Quick I Catch , yRs j that elevator car." . jt, - And the little tailor ran and caught it, N iS j FOUR SWEDES U1TU SKIS. M ' They Aro dolus to tbe Klondiko and Gettlasy ' jii " laed tu Cold siealher un tbo Way. i'J , Four Swedes, bound for tbe Klondike and ? equipped wltb skis, or snowshoes, were second SJ cabin passengers on tho Cunnrd stoamshtp 3 Etrurta, which arrived on Sunday night front is ; Liverpool and Uueenstovvn and cumo up to her M pier yestcrduv morning. The adventurers aro TO! E. a. Krikson, John llcingrcn, G, It. lCnrlstrom, vS 1 nn A, W. Modco of Stockholm. Thoy were oa 56 f dock nearly all tho voyage, and woro on tbo 2i ? fourth day out, when there wasa biting north 'tl wester Intermingled With squalls of stlnglna; S ; hill and snow, tbe furs thoy nro going to put on, - s when they roach tho Northwest. They said, ii . they wero preparing themselves to stand ths m rigors of tho Klondike. Thoy will go to Soattlo if, j nnd complete their outfit, und will sail tbenoo 5 ', for the gold regions. " ..JE - A Dance nt the aletopiilltan Club Annex. f Mrs. Ogden Mills and Mrs. Henry Slonno had ,& - a conference yesterday In regard to a proposod a ; serlos of dances. Tho first will bo glvon oa 1" , Tucsaay night, Jan. 4. In tho annex of tha M Metropolitan Club. Tho other organlzors of tho Si W dances besides Mrs. Mills und Mrs. Sloane nra i W S Mrs. John Jatob Astor, Mrs. Frank Key Pen M 3 dloton, and Mrs. Sltiv csaut Fish. 'M ,V MARINE INTELL1OES0B. JS 3 SUKUTTOE ALM V14C IBIS DJLV. 3f , Sunrises. .. T 23 I Sunsets.. 4 41 Moon lets. .10 84 JS IIIUH VVATEn THIS OAT. J Sandyllook.10 371 aoT.IilM.ll 20 I Hell date,. IM 'X '' M j Arrived Mokdav, Pee- 27. ' H 3? Ss Llantbony Abbey. Townsend, Dunkirk. j;i ha Caracas, VVooJrlok:. La Uusyra Jgrc Sa DonaMarla. Ltul, Para. rt Sr ( arlbbee, Scott, llarnudocs. t3N Es Colorado, Ittsk. Drunnwiek. & Be LI Norte, Hum tborne, Sevr Orleans. ?jffi; Rs Oneida, btaplra, Wilmington. -Stf bm Guvandotte, IMv!, Norfolk. &U, Bhlp H. D. Rice, Carver. Yokohama. 3fei. For later arrivals see I Irst Pag jy ARRIVED OUT. Si 6s La Oasoogne, from New York, at navr. Jtj SlILEt) FROM DOMESTIO TORTS. W Ss Nacoochee, from Savannah for New York. 3g, 8a Comanche, Irani Jacksonville for New York. "3rT bsEl Paho. from NewOrleani for New York. S Ei Comal, from Clalveatou fur New York. m OCTOOIXQ STEAHSBirS. Jg J tall To-Vall. jj& 1 HailtClote. Vttitl Sa(l T 1 Excelsior, New Orloans u 00 P bt JJS 1 Pretoria. Windward In'ds.. IS SO P M B OU P It (, A Georgian Prince. La I'latu. 1 00 l' JI 3 00 P JJ M J Navahoe, liaytl 1 00 P JI 3 00 P If jti I .Viiil To-JIorroic. iHM St. Paul, Southampton 7 00 A St 10 00 AH Wal I Majestic. Liverpool V 00 A M 1200 M a I Kensington, Antweri R 00 A M 10 ou A JI 1J baratoga, Havana 100 PM 3 00 1' it I Alamo, (ialvi nun U OU J' It s-! Algonquin. Charleitnn a 00 P tt 3 1 .W! Thursday, fire. SO. jfj 1 Kaiser Wllhclmir.Ocnoa. 8 00 A St 10 00 AM "M ; Obdam, Rotterdam 8 ou A JI 10 00 AM M , Finance, Colon lOOOASt 12 00 JI M I Panama, Havana. 1100 AM 1 00 P It a Santiago. Namau 1 00 P 31 H Oil P t 3 Antllla, Naiiaic. 1 00 P JI 8 00 P l 5JJ Ardanroae, Juirlab-a 11 00 AM 1 00 P U ft El Dorado, hew Orleans tl Ou P tl '?' IVCOKTVO BTKAMsnm. 't but To'Dau. -t Stratbesk Havre Deo 1 ' Croft Dundee Deo 7 'E i KtoIIuk bhteuls Deo 0 S Macuurr Gibraltar Deo 10 4a 1 Jeriey City Swaruea line 11 3&W Hindoo Hull Dealt j$l Charlton Olbrultar Deo 11 TBI RalAby Autwerp Deo 11 iU Brl!th Queen Antwerp Deo 1 fm Kanir Prince St. Lucia Deo SB ff Alexandra London DeolIV v Oeorglo Liverpool Dee IS X Vulran shield. DeoHl JK Hudson Now Orleans DeoU3 ru& Obdam Itottenlum Dee 10 cf Etellla Havre Deo It 2t( AUatla Gibraltar Deo 14 f 1 Sardinian niagiw Dec 10 stf Peconlo nibraltar , Dec IS X9 Alene 1'nrt I.linoa DooZl If! Nueces aalveitnn Deo St j9 FlMid Sow Orleans Deo SS tig Prlns Wlllem IV Port- iu Prince Dec 2 Jf Naroochee Savannah DeoSO ? Due llrdn'i'tiiw. Dec SO. Werra Gibraltar Dec JO j9 Vrgn lUbnti Peo 14 Yiimurl Il&vsua Deo V5 m Weattneah Hamburg Deo t4 at Stratbatrly f-hMla Deo M 3 8 Klin Santa Jfartlm Deo S3 SI Comaache Jacksonville Dec Sd JI Hue Thursday, Leo. SO. !n Unrmaulo Liverpool Dec SB J&PI Thlugvalla Chrlitlnnkind Deo IS 3V 1 l'aau NewOricani Dec 25 Hue I rfrt.il, Dre. 31. Jftinclion, ,. . . llreiiHii Deo 10 A PruiKlan Hamburg Deals '3 Alllanoa Colin D S4 Ji Comal Ilalvciioii Dee SS Due haturtlay, Jan. 1. 9 bt. Louts Southampton Dec IS ,4 Due .Suwfal. Jun '!. V, La Mretajrne Ilavrn Deo 19 $ 33it9tucaj3 Jlotltfs. J Maintain Matcuc. 3 Tbe beat la exIstenoK. right millions tn use, all a keeping correct tlmo. Prices much tuwer, but quality M higher than ever, best assortment lu tn countryi M lniLwrtlou luvltod. v HOWARD ft CO.. 804 Fifth Avenue, Now York. J Mr. Wliilo' Southing Sj nip for children M toethln-, aofiena the giuns, mlnies liirlammatl n at ryi lays piliLiuria wind eolio, dlarrlaea 2&o, a bottle y DXOEJXD. m 111 I.I.. At his reUcuci HUH Dergen St., Drooklyo, a Chalks Dull, Inula iMUjiar '' Funeral services Wodues lay, Deo, SO, at 8 r. M. a Ilnrlal convenience of ibe family. Orange county if papers pliae eopy. COWVtl. On Saturday, Pec 23, at H05 West S TOtlift, hew York i-ll, 1 lion Dana, wlfo of Jloa- 9 cure D Conway, In tbo tilth year of hor age ft Funeral private, Cincinnati ami London papers Jt, pltiMe wfif, fi cno.l,IUM'lll'l)OT. Qa Sunday evening, Dsa, V 2D, Jaue I'roudfoot, widow of Peter Cron, In her rm 88d year K Fuural servlies at her late revUence, 117 South 4lh av , Slount Veruou, ,S. , , Tutaday, 2Sth Inst,, . at TiiS P M j UKI.I.V (HIFI.IlK).-On Monday, Dec, 27, 1H07, j at bcrrraldeuce, 121 Wcit tlllliBt, Katie Hi J gratb, widow of J. W. Kelly (Shields), aged S 3 yian, 3 Notice i f funeral hcuafter MAIimlAI I.-On Dei. .0, at St. I ouli, 3Io , Mloulo M .nlfoufl'l n II. Jlauballof Sen 'Vurl. 4 MllllTlir.V At l'OAialc, N j, Dee. '..), Jlossa Ed 9 sun Wnrtw-n, lu the Ulit year of bu age M Puuerat from bl late nldt me, 1'askUli V J , on V Tueday, luc 21, atiulu k P JI Kin II) omit flower. Train haves I rlu It It , Chuuibera it, " ferry, 1 o'clock, and Writ 2Jd it ferry at Mitto & o'clock P. Ji, bo. ton papers plvtuo cijiy, f