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I f f THE SVN, SATURDAY, JAtitiAfcY 1, 1898. . ' I
H , I H were lots of tntcrestlnpr Ihttiirs In II. from trick bloyclerldorslo actor who ployed their pieces en floats. There were also torn' ludlnt s. n delegation of colored gentlemen, some tlnt-lo'iklng Dutch fclrla, nntt lots of o'iI'itb ml Irish tiiltintccr. H The procession was pr.u tH !)' oc i t a itinr- Ur before 1- o'cloil.. While It wns pnslnir hundreds of roc!:rts won- rt nfl. mor1 t;r- rols of colored lire "ore I'lirnn.', mi I llm rocket machines mi Hip I'nat Ollico kopl .i't 'Ing colored balls mm-nt wlitihul liilermlalon. if Tlie tings on tlio Civ- 1 1 nil vi ri i-irntiO'l o ill that they hnd tho niii-itr:iiuonfM living. A bnl- l loon tliut II took Intirlri-n men In linlil iloun ,j -was lot go. nnil win n It got over Hip gold ilome r it dropjicd nu Aiiii-rleim Hag 150 feet Ion VI rosdo ofrolnn d lights. I Moat of I lie llngtlrtipncil on the ilnmculid llio llfrhts wi-nl nut m nmr, A tnl of pipi r balloons ( woronlaoscnt up while the piratic wi-spaii-liu:. to Buy nothing of I oml s Hint were full of curious nnkrllko things tlml rrnrkli-d in Hip nlr. Krom ntiini(ei- In 1'jto I 'J o'cloM: Ihe show I f r?os progressive l:vcy iiiliuilt- tlntiiiiiilicr nt f rockets Hint wen tiro 1 Intrrtixiil, llm nimi I ber ot sonrchllghls Incrossed, Hie number H of advertisements of the. Jmirnnl on H t- the dome was Increased, tlio rocket is" machines on tlin loof nf tlio Coil Otllrn were doubled and tripled, and they p it nu Incionslne team evpry minute. The nolno of the cxplod Inn firework nlmnlulol) drowned tho noise of the 26.000 horns thnt the crowd had. , At flvo minutes ln-fore 'i the whistles of nil the steamboat on tho river, of the plevntetl train, of the factories hero nnd over In Jersey and InUiebDrouglinfllroiikhti.bcgnnshrioUtig. Wilson's flattery, which w.in to Urn a snltiteof t 100 Runs, hud hitulpil up into place near tho - -J Post OfllceHiid tho gunners made rondv. At the minuter to 1'J o'clock slipped away the ayes of tho crowd were turned to the City Hall y flagstaff. Tlie flag thcro w ns to he raised by t ho Msyorof Ran Francisco bv ino-ins of electricity. H There wns n motor on llio roof, h nil by touch- V IngabuttoninHnnFrnnrisco tho.Mn)orof that I , t town was to mart It. Ho was I ti net tlio slgnnl I from Washington ten wowls boforn midnight . In Now York, so tint tho fine should reach tho l ,i tonexnetly on time. , H Twclvo o clock came, hut tho llaiiilidn t op- H pear. Bvrrybnilvsiipposnd Hint that fimlure of H I' the show was n failure when, nt '1 minutes past t 12, a little lull of whlto liumlnir touht ho seen hoollnrnptownrd the top,iuil thcrothe breeze L caught It and llio finer Hut tereel out. I : At thoeaioo luslittit tlilrty-swven searchllRhts t were turnednu It. mid urcrtiudy ulio ponldcct H t rlimpeoof tho tlncpolopotildHCP thollap. Thcro was n mi::hlv mar from the crowd which thn next itirtunt was drownnd by the B ,' tbnnderof tho itnii' nnil the llrpuorks. ,- , Then the sky wn tilled with atars of all colors I"- of tbo rnlnbow ; tlrst hie stars, then they 1 v'( crackled and split into little stnr.und crackled ! attain and splU into still smaller ones as they f fell toward the earth. It was snow-Inn and rnlnlni; both nt this time, H hntthatdidn'tlntcrfurewlUithnllroworks. At ' Intervalsof ten aecniiimllin cunsnt Ihe Wilson battery boomed, and the shock of tho cxploilon H j-. shook the huildiiiES and rattled the winnows of .'1 the buildings around the park. 5 Ercry moment or two, from one side or other of tho Cltv Hull, would sound the rattle and ( ft crash of luuidredsof pieces of fireworks bcliur !, eent npnt the Miino Instnnt. and Ihu thousniuli f upon tliousands nt tulnrcd stars kept fnlllnc fS Men Willi btlckscif colored llht ilnslicd hero ,rh and there about the park nnd 111 set plocesof iY. color. In nliiiosl leu tlino than It takes to toll n (J It, after the tl.ifr iippparnd nnil tho first Rim nn- I ''s"', nounend tho licRinulnsr of tho new clly, thcro ,!' were hundreds of these sot pieces burnlntr pj''- ' brightly mid it wns as licht us duy. t;. In tbeexeitpnient the crowd not awnjr from Ijf. the police hnlfu docn 'Imps and eltibs wero jr"5 used mraln and nirnln. Five. ten. fifteen mln- V qtespshsisl. the heavy nuns of tho Wilson bat- 0 terr still thundcrlnc their snluto. t The tlil-lni'h lonibs that tho .Itninuil had pro- i vided added their holse, mid it was hardly less t than tho uoisnnf tlmiruii'). Tho ljomhs went otf 1 Ilkocauiion nnil rxtdoded fifty feet in tho nir. jj IlesHos n riiu of stars thcro wis a rain tf Of bomb cases. Thoy rnttlcd duwn on the Kr" roofs ot Ihe uul'dliiKS and on the heads I iS" ' ''10 crowd. They smashoJ hats and " umbrella", hut fortunately thoy wero not henvv Ht-, enough to i-innsh skulls. It was nearly l'J::il) H tS;' " when tho show wns ovor. B; rAUAVi: I. ATE J.V STARTIXO. fH fv& Tbo Dad ITeatbor C'nuseil Many nr the rar- H &' tlclpanta lu De flluw In Turning Out. H IV- Members of tho inurshal's stair began to I if?"'' Bather at tho Krorett Ilouso at II o'clock. Tho " ' ' aides wero assigned to vnrlous divisions as fol lows: T. J. Hal!ow-oll to the blcyclo division, II. VT. Holgo to tho theatrical floits dlvhlon, Bradlt-o Htronir to tho Italian soclotlos division, M. A. Whlto to tho trade floats division, I,. (I. Iteed to tho German societies division, J. A. kv Davidson to tho I'ionocrs' division and It. S. I , Holt to tho Firemen's division. These left for Jc ' the streets In which their divisions were form- L lngatt):.'lO. H fft t'nion square was patrolled by iJSO policemen HS' nnderlnspoctot'Mctittishlin, lncludingplntoons Bi,F."' under Capts. Monahan. O'Brien, and Freer?, and BiW'1 7f men of tho hlcvclo squad under Sergeant Um Kent, who were held In reserve. Thcro wero I. also 50 park pollen under Capt. Collins. The 'V "n0 ' march of the parade from Fourteenth i street to t'anul wns under Inspector Thompsun, ! nnd beluw Cinal street it was under Inspector I Grant. Sergeant Wallace, with a mounted t squad, ovorsaw tho breaking up of tho parade il&f, around John street. lis Tho first participants to arrivo nt their sta- ,K5 tions were tho out-of-town tiro companies. wja -which lined up on tho west side of t'nion Mfg. square. Thcro was a great deal of uncertainty W?f up to tho vory last moment as to whether or KS not tho tiaradp would take place. Many ii organizations wero late In arriving, and 1-),V' tho start of several divisions was delayed, 'it- which gave the tlrst of tho pnrado a raggedap- i,s pearanco. rjorgeant Gannon, with fourteen j mounted police, led tho way dow-u Broadway from Herontcpnth street, starting at 10:13 - j. o'clock. The following Is tho makeup of the ( parade: " Oraua Msfhsl. Col. George Moors Smith, In a oar- ' rUire, with Ueputy Chief of roltc CortMnht. 4(. Chief of btsir. cant. Charlm E. I.ydecker. mounted. V , ynclulll'n band, nfty pieces. ISt, The delegation appoluten by JIaror Harrison of jtvr, Chicago to represent tnmtetty. fSk' Exempt Firemen, band ot -JS. an old engine, and VI? 82 men under Manihai trbbert 'ouney. &IK The Par Hot-kawsi- VolunteerFlreratnwltbOceanlo s&v Bese, 3U men. and Protective Hook and Ladder. S3 Zfgi men. T. W. liolan, ( hler. ;W' Atlantlo Engine No. 1, 13 men. The North Shore V. l nre Department uf ritaten Island. Lafayette Hose VI Ho. 8, if men. T. Oonelly, Chlof. C5" Bockaway Hoso No. !t. tin Uorrls I'ark Kuglne .No. 1,11 men, with band. p&' Old Williamsburg Volunteers. 25 men, with an old h v ngtne. ?r, engine and Ilosa of Fort nsmllton. 17 men. Ti- Dlstlrr Dons No. 3 of Jamaloa, 13 man. John Pf ' Dlstler, Chief. IV HprlugBeld Chemical Engine No. 1, 30 men. Ed- fr- ' Ward Wood, Chief IJ The Kniplru state nastier a cabin on wheals on Its Xr way around the world. 12 The Manhattan .VUuetsen Bund. 75 men, with jKlesofr's hand. 5f- i',0," of ,l10 I'rlted German Societies, representing f the marriage or Father, Kul'-kerbocker and Orooklrn 17. an anapiriiai'hofiheliriJge. W-3- The lrlnh Volunteers,, '.'50 strong, with band of .jf, twenty-eight. Col Monan commanding. It?, Float ot Slegil, Cooped Co. Hl Jf 1-a,'ln ln wliL-h M. K. Lassley. his wlfa and Are KV W h " ""' "lt,r ""' ave"l, ,n from Seattle, i'J Jbo Fulton ft Walker Wagon Company's wagon. ul fo Mats. Cavalry, with llavne'a Slxty-olnth IUgl- W Bent hand, fourteen men, mounted, under Boiarlo y- Bcor W The Selcca Assoelatlon. 38 men. &, JTi10 s"f'a Uegla Jlailna Italians of Williams- Y orldge. 15 men. , r,. Society Armentsie, to men. . - "ocletayefperaMcliLiiLiOmen. K: tJJSi1, SfA'iB l'r,V , "' "reater New York, a tf T?.ofr.,?,1,'.wUh frul1- nl"1 " ineen and oourt. w- vJiSS, . '!'." .r"'"fc1r,-.'l'er Company, an armed fSl ""'Jbt ana-Aim-fle" mounted. m. i.h . i.nT, ''"'".ftoat, a cahlu and old well sweep, !f with plantatlo,rnegroe. v Ylf ?A .hd'n'1I","i' """ "' -s'nh Pole and tho '2!?Zi-ie. ''Jcjcle psrade wan In M riUl.lons hesldea jrW'Sh about flfly men. luclinlliu several Mo.u on bicycles la'joSSif '", ""iT1 "l.rl"-i"f '"Ji'ainejieugerhoys. Yjm'1 ' J,'0?' TweatlBiht ..ntmy IMeycle Lamp Company, f'$3& "''-. aiectrlo vthl -h-s. fyt ' 7 'nnsylranla Jtalliuad carriages, a rab.coupf, Ic- 5v' fstls, alnglu Mug-, i ml Mncc lift' The Fjepi rfuiu-er O.UP4, with bind of no, and "', float, a tUer, lit men, V" VolunU-cr i'.i -n.eii h nil K lnu' liand, Msmaroneck i stcraus.ondoiheikwiih iiiu'luiufi nu men I' .u. 'N.."J.' v""k v"lnntwr I In-men with old ina- I hlnesi IHO men under III hard t'ullrn. " 5 TheJllg!ijymvr,Co,ii.ain lloitj aktagecoach. I. The way down lli-nadw-nv waswot nnd rough, I but tho ourtw on both sides wrip lined wTtl! Sk, K?pilc ,Thu K,ivn ovcr' fr-'t'ir" of the parade a Sigv cor.ilal reception. R many vi.vintnn r.y i'di.ivu.uh.v. B atudaop fllreel llii,piu llrr. M,p, UJ JJV llreiiig rd-alp Uouiin,. r, , The polli-H liil not urrcit so man- xpectators s as they hid n i-luuuc Imlo. iniinlurtif tlmso -, Unit werti (WAili'il hud Inpurnteil ecnlpi. Thoy had been loo luhll.iut ninl liml resisted tlin po- rllco. , All tho dm Inn ut tho lliidsun Street Ilotpl- J- tal wen. kept busy dressing si-nlp wii-.inds or K m.e5r ""'"". ill yens old, hournuifa. of 1H0O V ?iJlrrtu,!iV'!V,"'' vat-y ',tho huspltnl frnni l - c,lV Hl.111-! ' ua h"'r'' ''"- with hyeUThi, f Jlr.rtlir llmmnn, 1H ypars old, id il.w Third . avontio n latriro,-. f.ilnlpd nt tup 1'Ijx.i, mid wns also tukei to ihu hixpltHl. I 1 lll'S ItPBlgll. H X,f I li Corporation CuuiisjlH-nlt roi-olvpil yoslcrda M ' ho roainiia titts o. lu.u Hilt wuilstants. Jolui IK ' "' Proctor purkp, CImmi Mrllcn, llobrrt Ile.ill), liSg and Koberl (' Il.ii low, Sc All tho'Asiletnnt IJitsti let A tloinevs and clerks IsaKiV. mployeij In ibo Bistrlit Attorney's ollco ro- sKh., "le yostosday. hut tho thlrlv-olx subpo-na Pff' Wr- S5.rTer,iB.tlftch.et ,2,tnB "iS fo'ued to resign. B, w" Ther will go.rhe ofllce on Monday as usual, hut WKm yj'aoe'jfe that they will flnd their places K$ eilsd by n; iaau. a number of the clerks and Hg Assistant ImSWIII be reappointed. ' . "T7 ..i.TLTT ' aj.KAROTf njiorn III AXE. Vk Island Cltj'e Slayer Hrwres I'snr Aldermen at the Knd T Ilia Offlelal Career. Mayor Oleason's last official act will bo to sur render his famous nxo with which ho claims to hare defended tho rights of tho cltlzous of Long Island (!lty against theontro.ulitnents of cor porations. Mayor (llenson's so first pntne Inlo ovMenco In an nssnnlt upon n gate Hint Ihe anx Island Uallro.vl hud built across l-ront street. Tlio gntp prevented pcisons walking along the side walk unless thry puld ."iO icnts for n railroad HckU to Kpcknnny lleach. The Mayor was stopped, but ho did not rniy n lit kid. Ho gotnn nxp, knocked tho poiiipniiv's ticket I ox into snllnlcrs, nnil then nttni kod llio gnte. That was demolished In short order, nnd evemineo Hie loadwny has remained free from obstructions. Subsequently tho Mayor tore down a row of sheds tho company hail built In front of ono ot their buildings along the west sldo of Front stroet nnd directly opposite llm depot. The axe came Into piny on several other occasions, and finally bepanii tho emblem nt thoHloason wing of tho )cmocrntlc p.xriy In I-ong Island City. Mayor (lleason said last night that ho did not know to whom ho could surrender tho axe, as thcro wns no onn coming Into ofllco worthy to possess II, nnd hu might that ge his mind nt tho last minute nnd lot tho nxo piss out of ofllilnl life with himself. Mayor Oleason sent his last message to tho Long Island City Hoard of Aldurmou Into Inst night. It contained about 4.000 words, and severely arraigned the four nntl-nnmlnlstrnllon members for their failure, from a (lleason view point, to properly understand tholr duties, and also for their failure to protect the intercou in trusted to their core. ... Tho mesaago Hpoke of tho loyalty and dovo. Hon to duty of tho three Oleason mem bers, nnd icferenco wns mado to tho promptness nf tho ofllflnls nf every vil lage within tho borough ut (Juonns In le aning bonds lor local improvements and nf the failure of Long Island City to do like wise. Tho failure was credited tn tho four nut! fllonson Aldormen who voted to kill legislation Hint was pnisod through the offurts ot Mayor (lleason for now schoolbouscs, improved streets nnd nn additional and wholesome supply of wnter. Tho acts of tho opposition were charac terized ns "petty." Tho Mayor laid great stress upon tho failure of the Aldormen opposed to hlin to provide tho Corporation Counsel with n stenographer nnd typewriter nnd nlso their refusal to oppronrluto money to enable the law dcpurtinent to prop erly contest suits brought to reduce assessments Inlil against largo landed estates and corpora tions that had dodgod their proper and legal share of taxes for years. The messagu set forth that the roal and per sonal assessments In tho cltv aggrogatod i?tO,- 01)1, Mid. The message sets forth the financial condition cf the city ns follows: Ponded ImlebetclneM Oct. 1. 1SU7 13,810.000 on Honda authorized to lie lnued, 1807.... SU5.000 00 l'ark award bonds. 1MU7 Bi.ouO 00 l,108.l)Oo"uO Honda held In reserro for aceount of apcclsl atnkuig fund as per chapter "s'.. laws of imps General Improvement booda $11,000 00 Walermipply bonds 10. 00(1 00 Hevenue nonds, 1S9B 103.1100 011 lteveatie bunds, 1B07 103,000 00 S8o7onooo Cash account nalnnre ln bank, Oct. 1. 1806 (S17.SS2 05 Herolpts from Oct. 1, 18P0, to Sept. SU, ' tsiiT ei)T.aa B3 $i,-ji5,:m 07 rayment therefrom H77.S25 On cash balance In hunk, 1897 :i:is.100 nt Donds In resene special tdnktng fund.. 3'IO.QUO 00 Total SOdS.109 01 In his message the Mayor refers to City Treas urer Knapp as nn incompetent otflclnl. The message concludes with these words : "I heartily congratulate tho people of Long Island City that the Board of Aldermen will soon bo a tnliU'of the past and that oltr finan cial nITnirs will bo under tho control and suner ilsionof an honest and capable public olllcer under the new city government." Tho Board of Aldermen Inst night adopted, by n vote of -I to It, n budget of $000,000 to pay the outstanding oxpenses and Judgments against tho city. This budget was passed nt two min utes before l'J midnight by actual time. The clock of tbo meeting room had been set back so that it stood at twonty-flvo minutes after 11. Tho budget has to receive tho apprornl of the Mayor before it Is legal, nnd as It could not reach him before midnight, when his term of otllco otpired. the quostlon ot Its legality Is raised, even If tho budget met Mayor Oleason's approval. t.oso isr.Axn cur tait.s to pat. flcbool Teachers and Other Unpaid Employees nealese Treasurer Kaapp'a Ofllce. Seven months ago Long Island City dofaulted In the payment of tbo salaries of members ot tho police force. Flvo months ago the city failed to pay Its school teachers and Police Jus tices and court clerk. Every month since tho employees of some one of tho departments of tho citylgovcrnmcnt have failed to get their sal nries. Tho official lifo of the city ended at mid night and all the employees were left without their pay. L'ndcr a law passed last winter Ihe city could issue revenuo bonds against tuxes remaining uncollected nflcr Aug. 1. Since thut time, howoicr, Instead of preparing for tho lssuothe city officials have been bickering and the bonds wero not ready until about two weeks ugo. Bids w-cro asked for $130,000 of revenue bonds nnd they were nwardod to tho Iwnklng firm of K. & A. Hlchnrds of this city. Tho firm en guged a forco of expert accountants to examine tho financial condition of thn city and to ascer tain if tho law had been compiled with in the issuing or tho bonds. City Treasurer Knnpu threatened to sell the bonds to some one cUa it tho firm was nut roady to take them at the time agreed upon. Finding thut their experts inuld not complcto their search of tho city records In tlmo tho bankers socureil from .lustlco Van Wyck un order restraining the City Troasurpr from dlspcsing of the bonds until their search was completed. A motion to make the tempornry injunction permanent was argued yestenl,iyjnnd)t was ex pected that tho trunactlon would bo concluded nnd thi cush bo received in time to pav off tho rlly's obligations yeau-i-day, Ixing hcfnio the Treasurer's ollico In '.he City Hall was open yes terday morning unpaid city employees began to arrhe. Among tbo first were u numbor of school touchers. As soon ns tho olllcc was open thu-ii wns a rush to get In Hue. Tho M-hool teiirliei-s managed to capture the posi tions In front of thocashlor's window, nnd they formed In u douhlo lino along the long offlco purtitluu, Tho two Hues reached to the ofllce entranco nnd wero coutinuod outside In the hallway to tho entrance of the Clt7 Hall. A crowd gathered outside tho building, and the scene resembled a run on n hank. Tho Treasurer's ollico was In chargo of Dep uty Treasurer Kelso), and ho kept llio staff of clerks busy urranglng the books nnd getting things ln Kliapo to turn over to tho now Govern ment. Mr. Feisel told a reporter that City Treasurer Knapp was down at tho Unpens County Hank trying to Induce thnt Institution to accept ilty warrants to tho amount of illO. 000. lrpqucntly Ihe bank had discounted tho warrants after thov had been registered nt tho City Treasurers office, making them preferred elnlma. The hunk olllciuls, bowpipr, nftrr run hlderlng the matter, conpluded thut u.i tliev al ready held IO(i,0lHl they could put continue to dUionrittho pity paper. When -Mr. Knapp entered Ills ollho shortly before noon his arrival was gioptcd with n thiipipil.g of umbrellas nn thonllliu Horn-liy tho Hcliuol teachers, Thn oMireisiou on the City Treasurer's faio lo'd tho vUny idainor than wonts. When ho stood upon h h.tlr thero wns tl'cupp. lu a Ilw wiirdn Mr. Kiuipp told nf his efforts to gi-t muupvutid li.iw he hint met with I ill lure. 'I hi-, nniiouui'Piiient wns followed hv h sni-les of i.'.nnns by Ihu wailing lines. Tlio bPliool luni-liers continued to llugur nbout tho nlllpti for some tlmo nfter thpy bud Icnnied that ll.p; inn! wail forflit-.itiT Spw Vork In urr.ui-;o tn meet tho lu.liditidnost.. lirptit) Treasurer Felnd said thai tho Siiprpino Court, after lip.iriiur ni-gumnut on Ihu Itii-liards Injuiiitlnn. had Intimated tli.it (ho clly had rouehed its debt limit uml poind not Issue llio aintl,HKi of bond-. Tioaiiiur Kn.ipp uttrlb lltod the simrtogp nf fundi tn thorn Hon uf the uiiirts In rpduplw Ihe a-sessiiicnts laid last cj: whlcli oaiisul n delay lu tlio collection nf lncs. .Mn.inr (llcaon ilctiied that tho iltv hnd ri-.iched Ihu limit or was nnywlipro nciir it. Ho nUii denied that nny such fctaiomcul .or infer piieu wnsinndo In the coin I, Unsaid tint there i.is ample, margin left 'for the bond hsiio uud that It was other imiisph of -wIiIpIi ho rould not epc.ik that hud undo thedcl.ij. lie placed the hlanhi entirely Upon the rhoiildcr of Nlr. ICnnpp and ban) tli'ithnd tliKtlnanelnl ntllppi-of the pity w'on rlnovro in his offurts to p-iy off thn pin iilojees ho could liiiru libel nuiiicy In the sink ing funds nnil mado good thn iimount with rcvpuup bond-, which would )o a P'Tfeptly legal transaction under tho law. He said thai reo hup bonds were not n illy debt, as the,)- were Issued nsiiiuit uupollcctod taxc. Illiceua ton n sherllT Will lletulu ohl Sim. Idol res. The Qnecns County lloird of .Supervisors his flcil the rati uf boir.l for prisoneri in the county Joil al $a n woek each. HherilT-oloct William linker will take possession of the ofllce to-day and will hold a reception in the Court House at Long Island City. Ho has appointed John J. Xuystor&siUnderHhorlfr, uud will retain the employees who hsld ollico under out going bherlft Uotit. -1a jL.Lj'iVi,-4'rt-----i--aiJ'jat BROOKLYN'S JOYOUS WAKE a rrtr ozo jwookltsiteii" tub 0sr.Tnr.AT4 Moimxsns. It. Clair McKHway tlurtra Ihn Aatl-Oeassll datlan llatehat nnd Snya w Tork Will H tlrooklynlseil-XTIII carletnn RenSa a Paom Five (t.naion en Hand at the City Hall, At tho official obsequies last night over the decenso of Brooklyn as nn Independent munici pality and Its merging Into tho (ireator New York thorownsn gonernl feeling of jubtlancy. The only inournors at the "wake" wero some of tho members ot tho Society ot Old Hrooklynltcs and a few irreconcilable antl-consolldntlon-IMs. The lerctnonlcs took plnco In the CltT Hall, which wns brilliantly Illuminated and profusely tl icoratcil In honor of the occasion. The tlornldisplny, supplied from tho l'arlc con servatories, waa worthy of tho civic nuptials. The rotunda, the halls, tho staircases, tho Com mon Council chamber, tho walls lined with tho pictures of llrooklyn's former Mayors, and all the principal rooms ot tho old building were transformed Into bowers. Thero wns a souvenir progrnmmo for tho visitors In tho shnpo of n, lithographed pamphlet with the plcturo of the City Hall, tho seal nnd ling ot tho city, and thn names of the members nf tho various commit tees who arranged tho cntertalnmont. The ceremonies began with a public reception In tho Mayor's ofllce, extending over an hour and a half. Mayor Wurster nnd as ninny of his predecessors ns could find It conVonlent to at tend, nnd all the leading retiring olllclnls as sisted at this function. Tlie fornior Mayors present were Frederick A. Schroedcr, Daniel B. Whitney. Beth Low, David A. flood)' and Charles A. Pchleren. The two other living ox-Muyors, John W, Hunter mid Alfred C. Chnpin, wero unable to partici pate. Among tho others present were A. A. Low, William (!. 1jw, Clcn. A. C. Barnes, Henry W. Mnwvoll, Aloxandcr K. Orr, Sllna B. Butcher, Charles N". Chadwlck, Eugeno F. O'Connor, Horace K. Dresser. John II. Burtis, Isaac F. Cary, Jackson Wallace. William If. Maxwell, John McKoon, Itlclmrd Young, J. Wnrien Orocne, Itobcrt Wilkin, tl Hov. Dr. S. M. McCouncll, Oranvillo XV. Harmon. Clar ence K. Barrow, Senator Brush, nnd R. Boss Appleton. While tho reception was In progress Mrs. Mary K. Cinigic, as tho rcpresonlntlvo of tho Public Library Association, presented Mayor Wurster with a basket of llonori and delivered an address, complimenting him on tho w-nrm Interest ho had always shown in the enterprise. At the close of tho reception the visitors as sembled in the Common Council chamber. Tho big chairs in which the Aldermen wero wont to repose had been removed and camp stools sub stituted. Tho gathering was n ropresontatlvo one. thomcmbois of thoSiKictv of Old Brook lynltps looming up conspicuously. Maor Wurstor presided, flanked on either side by "his predecessors. Ho made a few opening remarks and then Introduced St. Clair McKclwny. tho orator of tho occasion. Mr. McICplwny's ibcino wns "From Great to tlreater." Ho said. In pnrt: "The first clcctiun under the new charter showed all tho boroughs voting a like prcfer ecp. Both thoso who supported nnd those who opposed Hip result renelicil agree that It showpd no vloleiipe to the will of uny borough bv tho others. Half a million voters In Ilvp great divi sions, voting nllko bv a plurality in every divi sion, oxhlhlted a unity of sentiment. That unity demonstrates government bv consent. Such a government has the umiucstloiinlilc authority of tho pcoplo for basis and for warrant. That Is tho kind of government wheroon our Institu tions rest nnd which they nra niciint to secure. It is goi eminent of tho people nnd by tho peo ple, whether it shall bo goienimciit for the peoplo must depend upon Its administrators. "ln polities thcro is nothing which falls but success, nnd nothing which noer loses but principle. Principle, however, has u free choice of public instruments, it uses or shutters par ties at will. When elenrly apprehended, no right principle has ever !ecn retooled by the pcoplo of Greater New York. Mistakes hnve been mado In thov i hoscn to carry It out. They may have erred In mcUiods.' Thoy iniij- hnvo forgotten .their obligation. Thoy may Uaro used tho trust of public power for personal ends. But tho nilnehilo not vindicated by them has vindicated Itself against them. "Tho llrooklynlxutiou of Now York, not (to mnko n, word) tho New Yorklug of Hrooklrn is what w o should cxppct, nnd it is that for which wo should work. "All who favored consolidation aro solemnly enllatcd to vindicate Its rcults so fnr an they pan vindicate them, by whnt thoy pan do for Brooklyn us she emerges from tho wnter' of her new baptism. And nil who opposed consolida tion nro oven mora solemnly enlisted under their obligation to do for their Brooklyn, whose autonomy they would have preserved mid whoso governmental Identity thov would havo ro tallied, nil Hint thov pan do for the old homo un der the new conditions. Friends, our conten tion on this subject wns sharp uud long, nnd, wlillo It lasted, bitter. Hut (thus ct-nspd. You havo boino things to regret. Wp hnvo noine things to forgive. Both of us lm u sonio things to deplore. Nono ot us lias animosities to per petuate. You would not bn rindltntpil nt our expense. Wo would nut be vlndlcntt-d nt your oxponhe. Whnt you fought to accomplish you sought in the nmnu nf tho wclfnrc nf Brooklyn as you saw it or foresaw it. What wo sought to nvcrt wo sought to avert for the w-plfarc of Brooklyn as wo conceived it. Wo denied vour Eurpose. You denied ours. Neither wns just. Inch was uttered In passion. Kneh was a form of fury tn light. Kucli was n sorry rocourso of campaigning. Lot ns admit thin, now Hint wo know it, wo who could not renlinljs wrongful ness when we employed It. The wvlfaro of Brooklyn was your obiprt. It was ours us well. Tho welfare of llrooklyn remains' ilnublv tho object uud trebly the ilutv of ur both. Thn meas ure of our difference should ho the measure of our concord, lly tho strength of our pnst dis pute should wo jiroportlon our present purpose to work for the f uturo prosperity of our liclovcd community. Wo do not doubt you. You must not doubt uh. CoiisolidntlnnUt and niiti-cou-solldntlonlst must bo nn longer terms of division, for they hnvo ccnseil to he terms of description. Happily, and our borough is peculiarly fortu nate in tho fapt. both llrooklyn nnd Dronklyn Itos nro to roinnln terms of pernuineticyns they always have been words of honor in our lau gunge wherccr It Is spnkon, tho laud within, tho seas across, and tho world around. No other borough Is to hnvo that iidvimtngo. To them come new conditions with new names. By us, the old naino is retained. Sentiment couutu for so much Hint this fuel nloup li'isdono some thing to reconcile many Brooklynltcs to tho transition. "This 1 not dcnlh 11 is hut transition. As It is not denth I hnvo burdened you with no eulogies of departed greatness, with no biogra phies of the departed mighty, with no history of pnst events. A changn of garment Is not dis solution. A change, which Is not cieu n phnniro ot name, is hut nn Incident to a continuous nnd unbroken life. To tbo dutlos of tthnt lifo up to this tlmo our city has, on tho whole, been faith ful. Ithascrrcd.it has stumbled. On occasion it has almost fallen. But from its errors nnd from its sufforingn and from Its humiliations it has drawn purnoso of amendment, and it has ns often curried thnt purpoto Into effect. To tho duties of tho now tlmo may wo tie peraonnlly nnd collect I rely count. Kqunl to them we will be if we bear In mind thut lifo Is tho crucible ut characior, and character, whether for man or for borough or for e!ty,,ls tho croun of life; and thnt character is nlono well mado by tbo con fur.ullv of tho laws of life and of the laws nt States to thn lnws of Him from Whom lifo Is, nnd to Whom II must irho account." Will Cnrlelnn then recited a poem writton for tho oeeaelon mid entitled "llio Passing of llrooklyn." Tho tlrst nnd last stanzas were as follows: Now white the hells of the Mneplec turn golden. Now ns thoyuarbas wuxeil .acre.d niidoldea, An. I the new i piitnry clearer an I clearer ri-i.hes Its lienilllght anoth?r mile ucirpr. And moments ru nigh Whin the lleico gongs and Ihe steam trumpet's bray Ing Once more the triumphs or Time are displaying. Why does a feeling or sadness nurroiiud us, As when the blade of hereaiemcnt hai found us? Not bsi-ause moments fall de.pl In their flying! Not thai wo know that a twelvemonth lsd)lugi Never with teara Is tluiH'a h.tvoo anointed Yojrtnt their nil Ih hao their deatli days appointed, Willi never a sigh. Not we aro grieved Hint a maiden nf sweetness. Full of tif -'a vigor and Jo) and completeness, With the rleh i-harmsur jiuiiug womanhood laden, Wp are a rcrlcved that this fair, comely maiden At midnight must die, Then will Time, i:enerou taker and glvar, Htsud ty tlie hanks of the glittering rli or And to this uulden ids honiaife cniiresduu-. Taku tier while hind and HK-aWwurds ofearasslng, Duiiguter, your glory stub know no atiaiingi 'Til not ynurdealli.but new hlrlh that Is waiting! What wupall Death, with anoli solemn misgiving, Ofl.'ii Is belter l hun what Hoiall I. Mug. History ctcr keep, lumlng Its piigts: You would noiilumt In the innr-h uf the ages, Drl'rogresadef)' Thousands of elite, hare risen lu my seeing, Ncipraono hat more light tolls being! Nnnutn my hi art hafceVrclaiiihsied above you i llolh for iinirruiilliaud) our virtues I love you. This Is notileallu thoug'i a lire link bn broken, Mill, shall our aw pt t uauiu lorevpr iM-sjiokbnt Thl la not denlli, hut ai.-eoud crentlon; (ipjler Np Vork Is niir new Incarnation! Vou are no cJrse, lit for tenner roi pltyi Vuu ro tho suul of Hip great coming illy1 IlUher than ever shall shpio J our pudtlou tlreater and grapder than ever your mission ' Iltch with llio genu of jour hum listed highlands, Vuu shall make glurluus this elusi r or Islands, Crowned with a city of tollers and sages, Grander than uuy In nil tho past ages And never shall die!" Tbo, Iter. Dr. James M. Farrar made an ad dress, "Commending tho Churches of llrooklyn to the Oroater Now York.", , Tie exercises closed .with the benediction by the :Ry. Father ajlrsitsr ilalons, th vensr- able pastor n( Sta. Peter and Paul's Church, and very soon tho new year wns ushered In with the ringing of the hells In St. Anns Church on tho Heights olose by and the other usual noisy accompaniments. lllSas COVJtTX'8 JfBtr OFFICIALS, Appelntmrats by ttt County Clerk, Register, Treasurer, aad Sheriff. County Clerk Wtiest ot Kings county has made these appointments: Deputy County Clerk, William J. Lynch, a reappointment; expert, John Harrington: docket clerk, D, J. Clare; equity dork, Philip A. Hlloy; assistant equity clerk, Ocorgo W. Illoodgood; mosscngcriWUllam Ferris; County Court clerks, Charles Y. Van Doren, deputy and chief clerk; Charles II. Foley, (leorge XV. Murphy, John Moore, John Pyburn, John O. Oartlaud. Thomas J. Buttling, James (1. Flt7gerald, Fran): fCnlt, and James W. Mc Mnhon: deputy clerk, John 1). Acker; record clerk, John C. anffnpy: manager Indexing de partment. William A. lirltton; mnnugor roar ranging department. Albert C. Iloniof. County Heglster Hnggorty has made these ap pointments: Doputy Register. William Harre; chief Index clerk, Charlcn MoQuire; tlcklor In dex clork, John Murtha; abstractor, KdwardJ. Dorian, So far County Treasurer Ktmball has made only ono appointment, that of John XV. Mo Cooey, formorly assistant Postmaster, as his deputy. i Sheriff Creamer has selectod Charles Hyde of the law firm of Urout, Jenks, Meyer Si Ilyda as hlscounsol, JACOB WORTH A ISVlTOlt. no Claims Thnt nroobtin Dies Orrlac nim IS.OOO. The Hon. Jacob Worth signalized his closing day ns County Clork In Brooklyn by Instituting n suit against the city for tho recovery ot $1D 000 for moneys expended In repairing the dam ngo caused by the mjsterlous collapse of a big (Ho rack in tho oltlce in tho Hall ot Records ono night last summer. Tho rock was 1U0 foot long and 11! foot high nnd contained tho tiles of tho ollico covorlng tho prrlod bctwocn 1848 and l?Utl. The accident left some of tho books and papers In a badly damaged condition, and tho Commissioners of Itcconls directed Mr. Worth to immediately mako all the repnii-s nec essary. He went ahead with tho work, employ Ingoxports in rearranging the papers and ro binding many of tbo crushed books. Ho paid, thn money out ot his own funds, it is said relying on tho city to mako It good. Tho city authorities, whilo acknowledg ing that tho work had to be done, could llnd no avatlablo funds for the purpose and nt tho last m ment Mr. Worth, on the advise of his counsel, Hugo Illrsh, brought suit, nnd tho papers were served yesterday nftornoon upon Mayor Wurstor. Somo friouds of Mr. Worth think that ho may ho unablo to establish a legal claim ngalust the city, as ho was respon sible for the safe care of tho papers in his ofllce, and may havo to go to the Legislature for relief. BltOOKT.TX AZBEliaiXX nATJFX.ISD. They Were Unable to Grant the Kleetrlo Llgkt Franchise Tor Bren Twentyflve Tears.- Tho Brooklyn Board of Aldermen made a hard fight to give tho Municipal Eloctrio Light uompany tho right to operate all over tho city. Thoy granted a franchise ln perpetuity which Mayor Wurstor votoed. An injunction re straining them from overriding tho veto fol lowed. Tho board met dally, ready to grant a franchise, if possible. .lustlco Van Wyck modified tho Injunction on Thursday so that the Aldermen could grant a francblso for twenty llvo years. The Aldermen then met to grant the fran chise but wero served with another injunction. This waa to havo boen argued yestorday, but Corporation Counsol Ilurr nnld that the charter provided that an Aldcrmnnic resolution should not take effect until the day following the next regular meeting of tho board. As there could be no next meeting, Mr. Burr said, ho had no desiro to oppose tho motion. L'ndcr these clr :umstnnccs tho Injunction stands and the Board of Aldormen has passed out of exlstcncoiwith out being able to grant tho francblso. liltOOKZTX POLICE APPOINT3IEXTS. Cammtssloner TTrllre Enjoined from rilling- ss Ills- Hatch of l'ncanclea. The Injunction obtained by KdwardJ. O'Flyn two weeks ago restraining Police Commissioner Welles of Brooklyn from making any further promotions or appointments on the force, on tho ground that the city was beyond Its debt limit, wns continued by Justice Van Wyck in tho Su premo Court yesterday. This prevonted Com missioner Welles from appointing two police Captains, thirty detoctl ve sorgeants, about twen ty sergeants, fifty roundsmen, nnd one hundred patrolmen. All this pntronngo now goes to the Greater New York boards. nitOOKZTN'H IXDKRTEDlfKllS. Carnea Into Greater Kterr Vork nlth Olitlca Itoha 'notlng I'p Over 8TH. OOO.HOO. The debt of Brooklyn, nccording to tho state ment Issued yesterday by Comptroller Palmer, Is as follows: County of Kings. trU, 851.802.83; city of Brooklyn. $GU,07l.sV78.10: town of New Lots, $510,820; town of Flatbush, ?()2l).O0O; town of Gravcsend. 91, 401,1106: town of Flat lands, ?(12,lG9.fiO; townot Now Utrecht, $734, 030; gross dobt of the borough of Brooklyn, $15,174, fH5.rJ3; sinking fund of tho city of Brooklyn. 50.7:11,035.00; not debt, $7R t40, 030,81; the assessed value ot real estate, .fSuSV i;i!l.84i!. Tho Sinking Fund Commissioners yesterday burned con eel led and paid bonds amounting to $11,PS0.'.12.41. FIltE HOARD'S T.AST MEETIXO. President Shcrneld Htarted for f levelaad taat .Mght id Vl.lt Ilia Flanree. The Flrn Commissioners held tholr last meet ing yesterday. Chlof Hugh Bonner reported Hint overything was in good running order and that the department would fulfil all of its duties until tho new Commissioner took charge. Commissioner Hturgls who is treasurer of tho department, will continue tn hold otllco until his successor lias procured IiIj bond. President Shelllold siUd ho proposed tn start In tho evening for Cleioland. O,, to visit Miss Tod, his llancee. The Ilrnolilyn Aldermen's J aft Seielou. At the final mooting of tho Brooklyn Board of Aldermen yesterday a silver loving cup was presented to President Htewnrt, nnd an Ivory gavel to Alderman Clark, his predcoessor. RICHMOND OFFICIALS DUST. Town and Village Itourda Rsrrelaa Their Pen era and Wind Up Their Arnsly. The endot the ofllcial life of towns and vil lages ln Richmond county was marked by ac tivity of local boards, which wero endeavoring yesterdny to wind up their n ft airs preparatory to turning over tlio government to the officials of Greater New York. ThoKdgownter Board of Trusters held their final mooting In tbo morning. They authorised tho erection of 150 arc lamps, for which tho New York and HtalPti Island Electric Company obtained n flrc-yonr contract at $100 a lamp yearly. All tboiinexpondpil flro impropriations wero ordered turned over to the Executive Board ot tho department. The bonrd then ad journed sluo die, Tho Town Hoard of Fouthllold confirmed tho award of contracts for macadam pavements on thirty-unu roads, which menus nu expenditure of 70.011(1. A blmilar nulliorlz.illon wuh also given for Hie construction uf n slx-miln boule vard at n tost or $ so.ooo. Thu road will ho sovunty feet wide, nnd will run from Clifton tu Hu lotin lluu in Gilfords. Tho Hoard of Super Isors met in Htnplcton nnd llod tho following tax rates in the various tortiisof llm county. Northllcld, Insidu the vil lage uf Pun Kichmmid. 1H5-10 mills; outside, 25 5-10 mills, rioiithllold, Insulo the village of Kdgowater, 22 (Mo mills; outside. U5 2-10; Westtlcld, Insldo tho vlll.ign of Tottcnvllle, lrlll.'MOO; outsldo, 10 5-10; Cdstluton, II :I10 mills; Jllilillplown, Inside the vlllugo of Edge wnter. 20iiillls: outside. 31 0-10. Ciinlriiiiin John L. Fphii), who will hold over In his oltlpo until hoiiiu sotllctiieiil Is arrived ut In thu dispute ui or the ollico of I'iPtldcut ot tho borough, nutinuiipod ypslcrdoy afternoon that hu hnd appointed County Euclnoir Henry P, Morrison, whoso ollico expire I Insi evening. Su pervising Engineer of the borough, In chnrgo of roads, bridges, sowers mid silent cleaning, The llonid of Police Couiimsiiouurs held a incut lug Inst evening and appointed (Icuigo CI ill; dooiiunu ut Precinct No. 2 unit Frank VnrsoUnt Preiinct Nu. 10 ut salaries of tr'tio a mouth. Ocorgo Van Pell, tho doorman nt Police Head quarters, was dlmiiiestd. Tho board adopted llio hooks used by thu New York dupirttumit. All adjournment was tukcu uiitllio-diij. It thu UrcaUr.S'eiv Yoik olllelulsdonot take llio oath nf olllio by noon, tlio local board will attempt to continue to purlorin thu ilutlos nt thn villi o, Tho Hoard of .Supervisois lubt evening served an Injunction, issue) by County Judgu btephen D. Htopheus, iijiuu tho (Midland lUiilroad. pre venting it from laying any rails on South street, St. George. This win dono to prevent tho mil road from taking possession of the street for terminal purpose,. STRONG'S POIilCR . BOAM' IT REPORTS TO THE OVTftOXSO MATUR tTlIAT IT HAS HOKE. II Beaaeed a It or Old-Tlnera r All Ranks, Organised, lbs Blcyclo Kquad, aaal Batah llshed the Brrllllea iMisttm anil Ihe tla rean to Keep Cope from Getting Tea FaU Tho outgoing Police Board summed up Its work yesterday In a report to tho Mayor, from which It appears that "tho old city marched 5,032 uniformed policemen Into the Greater New York, not counting the Headquarters' staff ot about eighty clorks and omplojces ot all grades. Whnt changes have been wronght since tho Loxow overturn Is shown by the state ment Hint, In addition to the Chief, thoDoputy Chief and flvo out of the present six Inspectors, twenty-live of the thirty-nine Captains havo been promoted by the board, together with -soventy-thrce of tho 1711 Bergeants. Ono thou sand sovon hundred arid flfty-flvo of the 4,400 patrolmen were appointed by the reform board, 35 of tho 50 Dotcctiro Hergoants, 185 ot tho 203 roundsmen, 4 of tho 1G police surgeons, 17 ot tho 84 doormen and 0 nf tho 20 matrons, n total of 2,1112 of the 5,052 members of tho uniformed force. Tho board found tho force depleted and loft It with Its ranks tilled In every grade. From thu hoad down the force has been -worked over and, In the opinion of the board, with most bene ficial results. Upon this point it has this to say: "The solectton of John MoCullagh as Ghiot and his harmonious notion with tho majority of tho Police Board have relieved tho forco from an embarrassment which the whole com munity realized, and slnoo tho establishment of harmonious action at the head of the depart ment tho upward progress of tho department has boon manifest and rapid. Though the tlmo has been very short, we feci Justified in saying thnt tho police force is now In the condition that good citizens have long desired nnd hoped for, and that tho reorganization having been accom plished and harmony restored and ofllcioncy fully established, tho department Is ln a condi tion to bo turned ovor tu tho Incoming govern ment with credit to your administration. Tho city Is wonderfully free from crime, excellent discipline prevails, and ut last there Is harmoni ous net Ion and good feeling In all branches ot tho department. By tho ubulltton of Chief Conlln's several squads ot spins, tbo report says "tho foreo and Its coai mnndlng officers havo tieen relieved from a needless nnd useless nagging, the manhood nnd Belt-respect ot the mem havo boen appealed to and. tho regular, mnchinory has been dlgnlllod and strengthened." With Capr. McClusky In command tho "ofllclency of tho detective branch ot Uio Copnrtinont Is now of tho highest order." "Tlumiinber'of chronln lawbreakers ln Now York," continues tho reoort, "is largo, and tho pcoplo w ho nro anxious to pay for illegal privi leges nro very numerous, Tho members of the police forco aro uudor constant temptation to tuko money or other favors for their silence or complaisance. If the force is to bo kept superior to theso temptations and worthy of tho confi dence of the community there must bo a con stunt, wise, firm and harmonious management and ovorstght by tho Board of l'ollro, ana it hns beon from n realization of this fact that this board has ondoavored as rapidly ns possible to overcome nil Internal differences nnd to bring Itself into close and intelligent relation with those departments and members ot the force that como into direct contact with crime and criminals." The board -has a good word for Chief McCul lagh's plan for tbo establishment of permanent posts every live blocks, with telephone com munication. It thinks the inexpensive improve ment will be better tban 1,000 more men. It commends tho Bertlllon system of identification, tho improved river service and the patrol wagon uysteiB, all Inaugurated by tho reform board.and lays tho civil service examinations bavo worked practical good, and that tho Anthropometrlcal Bureau will keep policemen in good trim, espe cially keep them from gottlng too fnt. Tho school for pistol practice has alsomndo Its mark. Tho pension fund Is ln better sbnpo than ever. It pays monthly uudor the new law and has n surplus of $402,815.82. Now station bouses have beon built and others are under way. All tho old stations have been over hauled nud put ln good condition. Tho press ing need of tho department Is a signal service uud a new Central Ollico building, something liko a regimental armory, where the men may bo assembled for drill and Inspection, with room for tho various bureaus to do their- work. There Is not room now. Thu report concludes with special mention of tho blcyclo squad, which wns established in December, 181)5. with four men as an experi ment. It wns nt the time held to be a cranky notion of Commissioner Andrews, but no arm of tho serico has proved more useful. It now has ninety men anil n station houso on Broad wav, near Flfty-clghHi street. Chief Mct'tillagh's report accompanies the Commissioners'. Ho details brlelly nnd with out comment an to how ho undid Chief Con lln's work ln tho abolition of the Central Ofllco squad of "shooflys," how ho worked ovor tho roundsmen, nnd how the forco assisted him with proper spirit in procuring an honest and peaceful election, So great has been tho Inl ine vement in tho spirit mid discipline of tho forco since tho deadlock was broken and "noting" rank abolished, suys tho Chief, Uiat only halt as many mon aro haled before tho board for trial nowadays us before. Accompanjlng tho report is tbo new printed roll of honor. It begins with an ncaount ot thirty-four pollcemon who were killed in tho discharge of their duty, the tlrst on tho list be ing Kugeno Anderson, who wns -shot bynn Italian burglar lu Sammis's shoo store at Grand and Centre streets on July 21, 1857. Tho last of the thirty-four murdered policemen is Fred erick .Smith, who wan killed by Fritz Meyer in Hie Church of tho Most Holy Bcdccmer on Oct. 20, this yenr. Tho list f thoso who have earned honorable mention comprises 400 names, 40 of them having received medals bo sides. Michael Crowley and Charlcn Burns head the list. Thoy wero distinguished "for fearless arrest of John Butler, who shot at thoni," on Jan. 12, 1870. Bernard Tully was thu llrst man to receive a medal. It was for nrrcstlng u burglar ut tlie risk of his lifo ln August, 1871. The last nmiio on the roll wns thero a good many times before. It is that of John Schucssler, tho roundsman of tho- blko pops. Tho name uf Chief McCullagh Is on tho roll for arresting nn Italian murderer on March 2, 18h0. Tho forco is commended once In a body. That wns on May 2r, 1880, after the great labor strikes. POLICE HOARD'S WISD-VP. Parker Bsoepts .sleCultagh rrsm a Vale or Thanlia rx-rapt, Stephenson llelnatnted. The Pollco Board stood threo to one on tho last vote it took, and its last note wns n noto ot discord. Commissioner Andrews offered a res olution Just before tho board rose to moot no more, thanking tho Chlof and tho force for their fidelity, efllcicncy, and devotion to dutv. Com missioners Moss, Andrews, and Smith voted aye. "As to the Chief, no," Bald Mr, Parker, as ho leaned back ln his chair, Tho board hnd sat ln spoils daring the day, meeting ns business accumulated. It wlpod its docket clean, and filled tho Inst vacancy in the ranks by tho appolntmont nt ten now pa trolmen. Just as it did this, ox-Cnpt. John T. Stephenson appeared with his counsol and pro Bontcd an order from tho Supreme Court to re instate him without dolay. Ha was dismissed on n chsrgo of bribery and fought his way bnik through tho court b. The Corporation Counsol represented to the board eonio weks ago that ho should be reinstated without putting him to tho trouble to seek the court of last resort, hut this was not done. Stephenson now came around with a peremptory demand for reinstatement '98 now sets tlio pace but we don't join in 'till Mondiiy. iMay lie give us all n " better nin for our money." May wo give you bettor clothes, shoes, hats and furnishings, ltooKiw, Pkkt & Co. Warren snl"Bro.vlway, Prlnoo and llruidivay. Thirty-astound and Uroatw ay, 1898 Twelve Million Dollars Offored to the Poople of tho Unitod States by America's Greatest Medicine Only a Groat Entorprlso Could Mako This Enormous Offer and Fulfill It to the Lottor. 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But if you mention this paper or send us a trade-marlc from any of our preparations, we will mail one copy of the Book for 25 cents. C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass. and baot pay amounting to nearly $9,000. Thero was nothing: else to do, and the board or dered the Chief to assign him to duty and th treasurer to pay up. Half a dozen other men -were put baok, soma by order ot the courts, -with bad grace, others on the board's own vollUon and gladly. The luckiest of the lot was Francis MaUon, who waa dismissed for drinking too much blackberry brandy. It now appeared, upon authority ot Pollco Burgeon McGovern, that this -was drunk under medical adrlce. Policeman Charles Mo Mo jovr and John A. Williams were restored by ordor ot tho Supreme Court, to the'great annoy ance of the board. "It Is outrageous," "said Commissioner An drews, referring to tho former's case. "Here Is a man who confessed to a Police Commissioner that he paid $300 to get on the force. Now, on the ploa that his trial was not regular, he gets back. We have to restore him, but I should Uke to put on rocord with the reinstatement our convlotlon that he ought to bo tried over again by tho next board." Mounted Patrolman Dennis A. Janrrln, who lost tils horse and resigned from grief and re cently asked to be taken back and was reap pointed ln consideration of his grlof, sent word that, upon Becond thought, he didn't want to bo taken back. Col. Kipp said that his wife -would not let hlin. "Ob," sold Mr. Andrews, "orders from a su perior officer! That battles it." Patrolman John I). Sampson, who amused himself with chootlnic at Petldlor f fonnessy and droi o him Into tho l-.nst Hirer just to see If ho could swim, wns dismissed from the force, and so was Patrolman Virgil II. Winchell, who was charged with taking a bribe from a saloon kecpor. A Uureau of Repairs and Suppllos was estab lished with Sergeant O'lirlen at tbo head, to work under the direction ot tho Commlttoe of Itopairs nnd Supplies. Tho committee expends nbout $ 200.000 n year. Commissioner Andrews submitted his report ns Treasurer. In his torra of lei's than three years ho has handled nearly ij'JO.OOO.OOO.iind the accountants.who examined every voucher und resolution appropriating money found only two slight errors aggregating 4.1(1, which wero immediately corrected. Col. Smith paid a porting compliment to the clerical force of tbn dcpaitment and. having ordered thnt a medal for heroic deeds bo given to Patrolman Daniel J. l-'ogarty of tho ICast 104th street Btntlon.'who jumped from the Har lem Ilridgo to save a ni.in Inst June, but was unuccounlnbly overlooked In tho distribution of honore. called tn Hoiiudsmsn Hchuessler of the Dlko t orps to receive an engrossed certificate for his last deed of daring. It was saving n man from a llro In Lawrence street. The board oyed3iltn with nlTectiou. "lliis." s id I'ol. Smith, "1b the man who al ways happens along," and Commissioner An drews presented the crrtltlento. Ho wns visi bly proud of his num. Thn loundsman sain mod estly th t ho would go right along as ho had. "Unt can't jou," argued Mr. Andrews, "mnn nee not to kill yourself uoxt timet It seems as if it ns nearly duo after all jou.htuo beon Schucssler laughed and presented a bill for Jlfl loracont torn to shreds by tho last mad dog ho pulled from a xhrloklng woman. It was There wns nothing mora to do. President Mojs said how much ho was ploabod with tho spirit ot the department nnd the good feeling "There seems to be a feeling of cheerfulness in tho.fnrce," ho said, ns ho adjourned tlio board. Commissioner Parker smiled grimly. PRKCISCT DETECTIVES XAJIED. Chirr MeCutlnsb Also lenda BleTen or.MoClna llj'a 1 l-t'ara t Men oa Patrol. Chlof McCullsph took up tho work yesterday of remodelling tho precinct detectivo forco to suit his own Ideas. Ho wants II to bo responsi ble to Hcndiiunrters. Tho practice in tho past has boen for the Captain to beloct his own do teethes, and under It sprang tho abused that brought tho "wiiidniaii" Into lll-rnpiitc. Hcro afti r tho Chief Is going to do tho Eclcctlntr. Yesteidny Mi-t'iillngli took from his personal si n II twolvn men nud sont thcin to tho Wot Thirtieth street. West llilrty-sntentli street. West Forly-spvrrth Ktreot. nnd West hlxty eighth street stations tn do detect Ito duty there. At thcaiue time bn sent out on patrol elevin detectives whom t'npt. Mit'lusky did nut want. They wero of the Captain's "fonrleeii-cariit men" and will lx- ii-plnn-il with oilier who nro pul on probntion for tho "eighteen carat" rnnk of Iletectlvo Krgiiint. Throo wero picked for this p.'ohntloniiry duty by tho Chief. They wprn Con.r!! "ulllvnn, , William I.. (Ireene. and William II. Kiinston. GETTING INTO USE. Kvcry practical invention has throe stages to go through before coming into general use. First Is tho ucrlod of Incredulity. "Oh, you can't do thut," pcoplo say. Thou comes thn stsgoof tll.l, of nctuiil experiment. The more enterprising people nro willing to tost the thing, and if it is really u sound jutention If it saves labor-or I lino or cost this is all that Is nects Mary to securo ultimate success. For tho third and final utugo will soon be leached, when ovor) body is Inquiring about the new way, is anxious to adopt II, unit confesses his folly In not having thought of it sooner, i his Is tlio history In cpltomoof tlio Invention of cooking b) iM?, of tho gns range. It hud Hist to in counter skepticism. Tho Idea wa wild j Hutu few wldc-nwiiko peoplo soon began lo giro the new niclhnj a trial, and then Its tlnsl triumph was only it mutter or time. The Invent un of tin guu rnngn lias .ilre.uh run ho 1 Its third i singe, lii'jnlo .lUniit It li "lu the ur " Hint 1 urs want to know about It, ImidlimlH ,iro asking about it, tonuuls ato deeiil) Intere.tiil In it. Tho old question was, " Why hliould lliaie.i km range I" Tho now question Is, Why should I not have a g.is rnngol" Tlio rapid rule nt which gns rsnires nro now coming inlo use argues that this practical and economical in vention -will sueutil' bo In every kliUien, .fifr. Our V, Annual Sale ? of Linens, commencing Monday, yanuary 3rd. Will include very fine quality Table Clotlis & Napkins, at nd regular prices. Exceptional values in , Towels, Sheets, Sheeting, Pillow Cases, Crash, Pillow Linen, etc. Lord & Taylor, Broadway & 20th St. i ffiiTliii IT ip' "W MHB M issV 5&H Ill illWIII. , t I WsM Standard remedy for Gleet, s I hTMI Gonorrhoea and Runnings MM I SM IN AH HOURS, S I J Cures Kidney and Bladder Troubles. i lilt. JlOJHtER'S YAI.EDicTORT. Tbe I4ttl Caroner ntda Farewell, tlreaaad In Mnuralns-, Id Ilia Offlelal I'ost. Coroner noeher bndo farewell to the Coro ners' ofllce yesterday. Ho appeared at the Criminal Court building early In the day, dressed in block from top to too. A huge V mourning tie which ho woie added lolils som bre appearance, Tho little Coroner was In n melancholy mood ' and walked from room to room as if to Imnress upon his mind forever tho surroundlngh. In- ' stepped upon tho bench and looked around llm vacant courtroom. Thero was n auspicious moisture in tho little Coi oner's eje ns ho stepped down from tho bench, whero ho had plnjeil so important it purt within tho last fen jciiif, nnd nendctlhls wn) to tho lorrldoroulside. It was tho witting of Coronor linebct. "Iliao yuu nu thing to snj. Coroner, regiud III,' j mil tcim of olllecl" he uiisiihUmI. "ilaxo I anything to s.i I" replied tho llttln a Coioner In itsad tone. "Yes, I liivo much t D Bay." fl.o Coroner paused for n few inoineiits nnd , tlion thsuril Ills farownll ht.itement , "I nm uirry," said Ibo Ccinincr, "to leave my olllcc, I havo found It highly Interesting, In structive, and very Important, thomth lllllo un derstood by most pcoplo. 'llio ollico Is u-cful uud noiossary, and as It necd lo bciiuuo oven liioro so tliero should bo biitiio changes nf tho law lu accordance with tho evperioui n iiiikIo by its many u ru of practice. No chiuigi' tins been mado In ltd provisions for foity n-nrx. In which . time tho city lm-i more than doubled lt popula tion and territory. I will, lion evi r, spink on this toplo some other time more full). "I leave thn otllco with thn conviction of hav ing dona my duty well, and of having convinced most people who cuuin in contni t witli mo of that fact. 1 liiDc thoiiniinds nf frlcmU. and it the (Icriiinn accent with which I spcik Kuglish has nrmoUed ninth comment, my know lodge ot German, French, and Italian ought lo havo roo onclleu pcopln In my t-horlroiiiings. "If my huccc.iHors will do their duty us faith fully and hoaestly as I performed mine, I think tho city ought to ho conr. ilnlati'd. I hops that what I hnvo learned will he useful to me ln my future life, and 1 leave llio Crliiiluul Court building without uny hard fccllmr for any iinn." Coroner Hoebcr quilled tho Criminal Court building at noon, only to return nbout n i -lock. He went tu his otlh o and told hit heer.-tnry, JiiM'ph Lamncr. and his i-tino,:r.i . i pher In no Culgnn. thai he hat tn Ini-k up. '. "Wr luae u hit of work toiln. .i-i I uitiM llnlidi it bcfiirn Nell Year's I My,' mid Mr. hiastii r. I "You call llnisli it to-murrim," nuld f oiiiner j 'lii-hi r. Mr. Lnssncr piolrstcd m in in. Coroner liunhor put Mr. Unuuier and Miss ' Colimii out, In. ked tho dour, and IMl the ke in his pocket, Thu Coroner said lie would be doe, u ut his ollico tod.iy e.n usual, , .. I . '