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MAlOlt VAN WXOK GIVES HEADS or hepartxextb warning. Xat a i-nt ror Irrks ror the "etclat Carnal. .loner, or Jurors A row Heart Pep Up Hair lo Ilr. Cut Oir-Krerjbady but Buna Mania .More Than the Deeembei' Katlmate. "If the city departments were run foracer tAin tiiii 1nt jenr. lliero nut bo soma very good reason w by they aid not Cost more I have absolutely umilo up my mind that It the present Commissioners can't run their bureaus for w hnt I bey lost ,ll,t ycnr '" nnd eoni Rood Demo- . crats that can." This warning was delivered by Mayor Van Wyck J otcrdny afternoon nt n meeting of tho Hoard of F.tlninte. which Istletotlng Its wholo tlmcthc'ednjsto tho trying task of making a budget fr tlio now city. A crowd of city of ficials was present, and a shiver wont around the room, for noarly nil tho heads of depart ments (litis far havo asked for Incrcnsci ranging from 10 to 100 per cent, on tho appropriations made lu Dccciulcr. Tho prospect of an $83, 000,000 lax levy this year has had nnythlngbut a toothing cftoct on Mr. Vnn Wyck.nnd hit treatment of tho Commissioners who present In creased estimates can scarcely bo called gentlo. Ho Is so stern with them. In fact, that many bare come to dread tho ordeal, and nil trcmblo when lie begins to ask questions. Scarcely an fitlmato bad liccn presented up to yostorday with which ho did not And fault, tho principal cauo of his dissatisfaction being that detallod comparative statements woro not given showing just w bcro the Increases came In, This was tho objection ho mado yesterday to the cstlmato presented by John Y Kollor, tho Commissioner of Charities, and It was to him that he made tho declaration qnoted above. Mr. Keller asked for 91,320,120.43 for the boroughs of Manhattan and tho Bronx, aa against $1,304,008 appropriated In December. ' lie explained that most ot tho Increase over tho '- money actually Bpent for charities In the old city Uit year went to pay for additional supplies and for the salaries of employees to tako tho placo ofworLhouso help formerly employed in tho wards of the hospitals. Thn employment ot this kind of help, Mr. Keller Bald, was now for bidden by law. , " I was present at the sessions ot tho old Board f Estimate when this matter was considered." said Comptroller Color. "It scorns to me that provision was tn&do nt that tlmo to cover that item. In fact, I am sure that such provisions were made." ''I don't know what the old Charltios Com missioners asked for," replied Mr. Kellor. "I am figuring on what was actually spont by them last roar." well. you ought to know If you don t know," put In the Mnyor. " It has been printed. Your estimate Is SI 02,000 more than waa allowed for tho old city last month. Tbo old Board ot Esti mate fixed tho budget for Manhattan and tho llronx ni ?31,uuimiuu, ana wo mine tnac mat Is enough." Mr. Keller was Instructed to pre pare a comparative statement and present it to dav. Henry Wlnthrop Gray, Special Commissioner of Jurors, nppcarod beforo tho board to explain his request for on appropriation of 22,000 for the expenses of his ofUco for 1808. This amount, he said, w as $2,500 less than tho amount allotted to him In 1807. Tho Muyor handled him with out gloves. "Was there ever a Jury drawn from your panel I" be began. "No.slr.'' " Have you got your panel filled up I" "Ycb, sir." "Then what do you wan t of any moro money t" "I want to complete tho oxnmlnation of all tho talesmen summoned," oxplnlnedMr. Qray. "There are 30,000 on tho list and only 25,000 of them havo boon examined." ' Humph I" said tho Mayor. " Who fixes your own salary I" "The Justices ot tho Appellate Division of the Supreme Court," "Just note that tho Commissioner's salary Is fixed by law," said tho Mayor to the Clerk of the board. Then ho turned to Mr. Qray again. " Your clerks have got to go," ho said. ' We will pay your salary bocnuse wo are obllgod to. Your oiUce should be abolished." "But, your Honor." put in Col. Wagstaff, "the Justices Instructed me " "We will hear tho Justices, not you," Inter rupted the Mayor, and tho cstlmato was re ferred to the Comptroller. Edward O. Doolcr, tho Special Commissioner of Jurors for Brooklyn, asked for 910,750 for 18D8.f7.SQ0 of which, wns for ojerk hire. and be tared no batter than Mr. Qray. This is the Job that was formerly held by Bernard J. York, I now l'rosldcnlof the Police Board. In answer to questions by the Mayor Sir. Dooloy said that bis panel numbered 3,A00. that It bad been filled slnco October. 1807, and that no Jury had ever been drawn from it. " Well, you may as well tell your clerks to look for something to do," said the Mayor. "We are not going to appropriatonny money for their salaries.' Mr. Dooleysald that bis was a statutory office, nnd that his appointment came from the Appellate Division ot tho Su preme Court. " I don't caro about that," retorted tho Mayor. "You get the money to run your olllce from this board. New York is too greatly tax ridden now to indolgo In sucn fancy luxuries as Special Commissioners of Jurors." A communication was received from the Board of Plumbers of Brooklyn asking for an appro priation with which to maintain their depart ment for this year. Tho amount was not read. "Why, this board was abolished by the char ter," said tho Mayor. "No ono 1ms told us that our office was abol ished," said ono of tho mombers of the board. " well, I'll tell you to-morrow and then there won t bo nny mistake about it." replied tho Mayor quickly. "I'll make out an order of re moval aa soon as this board adjourns." it. C. Fuller, Inspector of County Buildings In Kings county, wanted an appropriation of s)3.70 for 1898. "What Is his full name t" aaked the Mayor. ' ltandolph C. Fuller," replied the clerk. "All right." eald the Mayor, "I'll remove him to-morrow." John M. nider. Commissioner of Records In Brooklyn, asked tho board to appropriate 3108. 000 for his work this year. lis oxplalned that I It was tho residue of tho $200,000 appropriated by tbo Board of Estimate of Brooklyn, and that his olllce was a statutory one. We will not give you one dollar of this money unless we are compelled to by the courts." said Mayor Van Wyok emphatically. Thomas J. Brady, the Commissioner of Build- Sings, asked for $337,400, of which $31,240 was r the boroughs of Richmond and Queens. The yor thought tho department in thoso two boroughs should bo conducted for a much mailer sum. He spoke disparagingly of the manner In which the former officeholders in thoio places made wholesale contracts for improvements and lighting after tho charter was passed with a view ot saddling tho cost on the new city. JlTbeir act WM tnat ot highwaymen," he said. , "by. 'hoy have contracted for enough lights In Queens county to light up the wholo of Long Mland. Not ono dollar will bo paid for this Illumination until tho contracts nave been de clared legal Mr. Brady's cstlmato was re ferred to tho Comptroller. Tho Snore Itoad Commission of Long Island asked for 1(11.745. The work of tblB commission has been seriously criticised from time to tlmo, and tho Maor rerontly ordered tbo Commis sioners of Accounts to look into Us uccounts. uneof tbo Commissioners who was present yes terday vianlid to explain the work that was being done. No ono In New York knew about It, he said, , ii "1,k".9w aI1 abo''t it." said the Mayor, "and I live lu New York." " Maybe you do." replied tbo Commissioner: , Know tou wtntoter the road on jour wheel." thero are soino psrls of It that can't bo ridden oter," said the Mayor, whereupon tho tpuim s-loncr said bo would llko to explain about the expenditures made on tho work. 'On. we'll find out nil about that from tho ioiuinlssloncrs of Accounts," put In the Major, una the cstlmato went to tho Comptroller. Iteglstcr l'romuio wanted 9142.400 with which to run hlsnlllre this year, an Increase of W12,!OOocrl607. Mr. Krointuo said he was compelled to ask for an increase because there are II 000 mortgages nnd satisfaction pieces in his olllec thut hnci not been recorded. Theostl junto w is referred lo the Comptroller. County Clerk hohiner ueked for $111. MO, or 9!,000 morothun as appropriated for hlsolllcoln Dc- ember. He, too, complained that thonorkof hlsnlllienas behind, and he asked lor an In crease R0 n,at uo coim Uro additional help. I lie est liimte w ont to the Comptroller. rhoCoiini) Clerk of Itlchmond county asked ror 42.000 for clerk hire und gnvea list of books, Ktntmiiiiy. nnd so forth which ho needed, with out stating what the) would cost. ' Come buk tomoirow." said tho Major, and try to bring mi Intelligent estimate with )0ll." 'I ho Sherllt of Itlchmoml county nsked for iiO0. The cetliuntu was handed In by n iliipnlr. " IIuw many prisoners do you havo In tho Jail o or there I" asked tho Mai or. " J don't know," replied tho deputy, mil, tell the Shcrlll to como heio to-mor-low-! inn) bo lie know e," sanl the . n)r. Mierlll Dobl of Queens county aim presented ii niinst for mi npuruprl itluu for Ihu hoard of prisoners ehargtablo on tho cit). Ilrwiisiiu 'I lo to tvll the average number ot prisoners In ihu county Jail lust) ear. "mihiid belter tomato morrow, too," said the .M.i)ur. "in the liiueniltiio find nut how Hunt prlxonors )ou hnu gincriillj in ILu Jail." 'juutj Tri nsiin r Kiuibull of Kings county I .ki'.i for yr.' 1,300 foi tbo oxpciisesof hlsolllco If ii iHih Ono hundred tbou.uiiil dollnm of ilils aim. mi . iiomi kilned, wut, for Jurors' fees uud the itst lur his salary and thopuyof sutcn ikrhs. Twoof these clerks, he said, wcro cm- plo) ed In Ihu collection of back taxes owed by . tlio county tow us which were made a part nf t the old city of Brooklyn somo years ago. These M towns, ho said, still ow cd ilOO.OOO. and It was ML t being ooilcctod at U rsto of ftbout 600 U1 .i combined salary ot6 two clerks "fcV?.".!11 ' wm W.8O0 i year, lie salcV iwxtii?t.iD0 "no" has to como to the rjomp rf'i''s?0?8?.11"'" I18 Mayor. S?W .HpU Mr Kimball. without those two clerks' said the Mayor. an3 troller WM iUTaeA 0Ter to ,he CotaV jjft0 lr man. ho ocmed to bring any Joy In to the Mayor' heart yesterday was Tom Dunn, i.eSh,.r"r,.tUBa,kea for $180,082, which was M,000Iesathan the sum appropriated for tho 5be in.? 0,PC0 ln Decern bar. When tho Mayor beard the figures read he bosmed on tho Sheriff, .t. oi,UftI.'. congratulated," ho said, nnd tho 8herlff blushed like a maid of 17. "I hopo this Joy will not bo short llvod," continued tho Mayor. "It sounds almost too good to bo true. No-w. tell me, Is It a real decrease I" " ell it Is It " began Mr. Dunn's chief clerk. The smile left the Mayor's face "I knew that If was coming." ho said, sadly. It turned out arternnrd, however, that there was a real do croaso of 4,000 In Mr. Dunn'scstlmstc, and tho Mayor grew Joyful again. "You nro to be con gratulated. Mr. Dunn." he said onco more. - Ho is tbo best .Sheriff wo over had," said Corporation Counsel Whnlun. And be will bo moro popular than ever when no runs for ofllco again," added the Mayor, nnd the estimate was referred lo the Comptroller with a lot moro. Willis Holly, the Socrolary of tho Park Board, asked tho board to transfer n part of tho appro priation asked for to the credit of tho Depart ment of Parks, so that tho laborers on tho weekly pay roll could get tho roonoy duo to them. Ho said that these men had not recelvod n cent of wages slnco Jan. 1. nnd that the hold up was causing ponslaerablo hardship among tbem. "The work of this board has been delayed by the falluro of tbo heads of departments tn put in their estimates In proper form and nt tho proper time," said tho Mayor. "Thomaktngot tho budget is ii work that can't be hurried through, and until tlio appropriations aro mado no money can bo drawn against them." "Hut Mr. McCartney of tho Street Cleaning Department got a transfer," said Mr. Holly. "You had better 1st Mr. McCartney take care of bis own department," answered tho Mayor. "It is true that the sum ot $2,900,000 was cred ited to tho account ot the Street Cleaning Do pnrlmont. It Is also truo that Mr. McCartney came here and tried to get 9400,000 moro, but he won t succeed." The board decided to dispense with the ser vices of John O. Nell, who was formerly Clerk of the Board ot Estlmato ot Brooklyn. nonovou hills jtecd vp. Contract Blade by Towns and VHIarea to Be rousht. In answer to a question put to him by a Queens county contractor, yesterday. Corporation Counsel Whalen said that no money would bo paid on contracts entered into by tho townsnd villages In the boroughs of Queens and Rich mond subsequent to tho passing of the charter until tho legality of each nnd every ono of them was fully established. Wben Been later Mr. Whalen said that ha had lssuod no formal opinion upon tbo legal status of any of the con tracts for lighting, road building, or other Im provements ln tho boroughs ot Queens and Itlchmond. Ho rettoratod, howover, what ho bod said to the Quoona county contractor and intimated that tho validity of such contraots would bo fought up to tho Court ot Appeals. Mr. Whalcn's declaration, following upon tho statement Issued by Comptroller Color, concern ing tbo bonds of Queens and Richmond, less than throo days after ho assumed ofllco, has convinced those who havo watchod the present city Government that a determined effort will bo mado by Mayor Van Wyck to prevent the saddling upon tho present city of the cost of miles- ot macadam road and the maintenance of thousands of electric lights ln the outlying districts ot thoso boroughs. When pressed for payment of the interest on tho bonds lssuod for such improvements Comptroller Color said that not ono dollar would bo paid until the validity of all such bonds had been established, and that nothing could be determined until a full roport hod been received from the expert accountants who aro now engaged upon tho examination into the financial affairs of all the cities and towns which wera consolidated with New York. The Comptroller added that his action did not necessarily mean that the bonds in ques tion had been illegally issued. It is understood, however, that the present administration takes the stand that practically oil these bonds are worthless and all tbo lighting contraots void. Prior 'to consolidation several small towns ln Richmond, acting under what they con sidered the advico of competent lawyers, en tered into rcontracta for electric lights al most without number, as well as many miles ot macadam roads, in some instances the Town Boards renewed their contracts for a longer period than had been customary because they thought it might be deslrablo to Insure to the borough of Itlchmond improvements which they considered 8taten Island entitled to as a part of tho city of New York. The In debtedness thus incurred Is, In round figures, 97SO.SO0. In Norlbfleld, Wostfleld, Southfield, and Mlddletown new light districts were es tablished. In Costleton also there was an in crease ot lights. Tbo principal expenditure, however, bos been for new macadam roads. Soutbllold comes first with a new boulevard eoven miles long, which costs 9120.000. Some of the improvements authorized w ero macadam roads ln the town of Northfleld, 9120,000; town electrlo lights, 912,000; lights for the vil lage of Port Richmond, $15,000; lights for Cos tleton, 930.000; macadam roads for Middle town, 990.000; electrlo lights. 95.000; village of Edgowater, electrlo lights. 920,000; mac adam roods ln Southfield other than tho boule vard, 9140.000; electric lights. 910,000; mac adam roads in JWcstflcld, 900,000; electrlo lights. 910,000; now water Bupply system for Tottenvllle, 930,000. Beyond these expendi tures Rlcbmond county bus sold bonds to the amount'of 990,000 for the construction of mac adam roads, tho contracts for which have not yet been let. Besides tho 9500.000 or more spent in the Im provement of streets and roads in tho villages composing the town of Flushing, a number of contracts for lighting, which run for five years or moro, were made by the various boards of vlllago trustees after the charter was adopted. The trustees of Flushing vlllago contracted with the Flushing Electrlo Light and Power Com pany to furnish 100 aro lights for flvo years at a coBt of 913,000 per year. Tho hoard ulso mode a ten-year ooutract for sprinkling tho streets. In College Point Contracts were mado for 87 aro lamps at 97,000 a year and 200 gas and gasollno lamps for five years at 90,000 per rear. Tbo result Is that the village hue a super fluity of Btrcct lights, there being a large num ber of gas lamps burning under the gluro ot elec trlo lights. The Collego Point Board ot Trus tees also issued 940,000 worth of bonds for street Improvement, but tho work has not yet been commenced. Tho board nlso let a nntrnct for building a water'stand pipe for 92A.000. The Wbltestone Board of Trustees contracted with tho Flushing Electric Light and Power Com- Sany to furnish nine aro lamps and 140 Incan eBcent lights for the Btroets. Tho contract Is to run for flvo years at 93,000 por year. The village also contracted for the repair and sprinkling of tho streets for the year 1898 at 92.B0O. Unlike the other villages, Wbltestone Included ln Its tux budget the amounts necessary to pay tho contractors for thn succeeding year. Tbo borough of Brooklyn may also bo afToetcd by tblslcontrnct muddle. Before the consolida tion of tho two cities tho Brooklyn authorities entered Into contracts, which wore not certified, howover, for streot Improvements nggrciratlng 9794,200. President Orout hns prepared n list of thrso impiotcmcnU for tho benefit of the fnriniis boards nt local Improvements. Thero Is bill pending before tho Leglnlatiiro providing for the completion or ull thoto contracts whether they uoro continued by tho Comptroller or not. Mr. Orout is not In favnr of such n sweeping monsuro, but suggests that n bill should bo passed giving the local boards tho rilfcretlonnry power to contfnuo or discontinue tho liunroic ments under tho dlri-ction of tho Comptroller. nathax stuav.s ua.sx't nr.suixr.n. Dr. Ileiirdlrt r the llurrau or rontmrlniia III rnsra Invllril In Stni Out. An iiblc-bodled rumor to tho ofTect that Nntlinn Straus, President of tho Health Board, had io slgucd his olllce, or was going to resign, reached the City Hall jestcrday afternoon and caused a commotion. When Mr, Straus heard it ho smiled. "I have not resigned," he said, "and I cannot linuglnowhc.ro the story originated. It ma) bo that I did nit) recently tlmt I would not ho hero foroo. Possibly this slntcmtnt started tlio When asked concerning n rcjinrt lo the effect that Dr. Hmicdl't. Cblcfof the Bureau of (Vni tHgioiis Diseases, had been linltcd toreslgn, Mr. Mrriuswiii.: , , . , "Dr, litniillcl linu not been nsked torcidzn. IthsH been Intiiuxlcd lohliu. bow ever, liiiithis resignation would huieiee'l'Ul Ii'.". In plo of Mr, Simoon ilrnlnl of tlinstnto nient llint bo Imd rii-lgnoil. tin re were w Iso peu ploalout tbo Cti) Hall who held that hlsstay In the Health Bunrd would bo n short ono. fill, ICV. IWIHll.l'ti ISVMltAHr. SI ui t r I 111- rn. IIIIU.I MI rrlrrt fur I'ulli Inz (lui-i ll nnd Itll'blnand, The Pollc'o lioird got its budgot Inlothapo yesterday for the Mayor's criticism. It shows n total Intrcubu nt 93,000,000 oi er thoaggregato expenditure) for police serrlco of tbo lonsoll ilutrct territory bciurc tbo consolidation. By far tholargorsharoof this Incroaso i for policing Queens uud Itlchmond boroughs. The budget , will bo submitted today. xonovaH or xxookltx. " A Va.ptltleal toaga fr Ik Prteetisi tthu fUreaib Y py fr Traekrr Until Feb, IS. More than a, score of well-known cltliens ot Brooklyn met In tho Art Association room in Montague street yesterday afternoon tn re sponse to a call to consider a plan ot organisa tion for " good government, good cltlxenlblp, and the material interests ot tho borough." The movement took shape dtrootly after Mayor Van Wyck nnnouncod his opposition to tho formation of separata borough governments, nnd Its promoters for the most part had been actively Identified In tho fight against consoli dation. Among thoso nt the conferonco wera Former Mayor Wurster, James McKcen, Lud wig NIsson, Alfred C. White, Willis h. Ogdon, Albert O. McDonald. R. O. Qwllltn, George B. Richards. Theodore L. Frothlngham, Oeorgo A. Price, Joseph A. Cabblo, and Robert Wilson. Mr. Nlssen was Chairman and Mr. Frothlngham Socrotary. At thoeloso ot tho conference, which was hold ln executive session. Secretary Frothlngham said that It bad been decided to organize under tho namoof " Tbo Brooklyn Lenguo," on tho linos sot forth tn the call for tho meeting. All cltliens of good standing aro to bo welcomed to tho organization without any regard to their political affiliations. It was urgod by tho apoakcrs that. In view of tho changed conditions In the governmental ma chinery. It was necessary that such a patriotic body should be formed to look out carefully for the Interests of tho borough and see that her rights under the charter wcro maintained.- It would also. It was said, constlluto a general bureau of Information for the residents of tho borough. The Chairman was directed to ap point a commit teoot fifteen to draft a plan of organization and report at a meeting to bo called within two weeks. Other prominent cltltons of the borough are organizing a Taxpayers' League and Proteotlve Association with a view to carefully guard the Interests ot tho borough In the matter of taxa tion and having tho Sheriff, tho County Clerk, and County Register made salaried officers. This organization has Its headquarters at 894 Oates avenue, and among the active members are Howard M. Smith, Eugene F. Barnes, Dr. Arthur Jarrett. Eugene Q. Blackford, FredE. Wing. William P. Itae, and Henry Rozelle. President Orout is ln doubt as to whether he should Insert tho calls for tho meetings of tho local boards of Improvements In tho City Jttcora or the Brooklyn newspapers, and he has nsked Corporation Counsol Whalen to enlighten him. Justice Maddox ot tbo Supreme Court has rendered a decision In the matter of Charles A. Clayton to compel Register Henry F. Haggerty to receive a certificate ot satisfaction of a mort- gage, acknowledged by the plaintiff, who Is a ommlssloner of Deeds. Tbo Register declined to accept tho acknowledgment on the ground that tho plaintiff was not a compotcnt official to take acknowledgment or deeds to bo recorded ln Kings county without additional authoriza tion by tho Legislature. In granting the writ of mandamus compelling Register Uaggorty to recolve tho certificate in question Justice Mad dox soys: By th langusge of section BS of the charter. In my opinion, a Oommlulontr of Deeds appointed there under has authority to take oaths, aiurmatloni. croon, and acknowleetgme nts In any ot tho boroughs of Ike city, for theotrlca Ii. br that unction, denned to be "In and ror the city or New York." ana the whole city li therefore tho "district wherein such omeer Is authorized to perform official duties" within the contemplation of section 248 ot the Heal Property law and aectlon 84SI of the Code of CItII Proceitnre. An lntrument Droved or acknowledged within lbs city of New York before a Commissioner of Deeds of that city Is entitled to be real In cTldence or to bo recorded In the county tn which the officer resides without authentication br the certtneate or the Clerk or that county, prorlded the officer has Bled in nucb County Clerk's office the oath of office required by law. In other counties, liowcror, thouzb embraced ln whole or In part within the city, there must be such authentication. Commissioner of Publlo Buildings Kearney hns cut dow n the salaries of t be keepers and as sistant keepers in tho publlo buildings in the borough of Brooklyn. That ot Koopcr Spltzcr of tho City Uall has boon reduced from 62,800 to 91,400 nnd there have been corresponding cuts in the others. Mr. Koarnoy is of tho opinion that under present arrangements the labors ot the keepers have been reduced. Auditor JIcKInnoy, under tho direction of Comptroller Coler. has notified tho Secretary of tho Board of Education that the salaries ot tho fubllo school teachers and other employees of ho board for January will not be paid until Fob. ID. Hitherto theso salaries have been paid at the close of the montb. NO XlXKEJtlXO TUB CHASTE It. Gov. Blrt( Intimates That All Dill with Tbat Object Will Be Vioed ir raxed. ALBANY, Jan. 24. Gov. Black has put hla foot down on all propositions to tinker tho New York city charter. Members of tbo Legisla ture who havo talkod with him regarding such bills havo beon told that they would be vetoed if they over reached tho Executive Chamber. Thirty or forty bills have already been intro duced, either to nmend the charter directly or to enact special laws which would effect the change ln the charter. It is proposed to abolish this or that office, to ralso tho salary of one or anothor class of city officeholders, or to create new and lucrative offices. Gov. Black believes that most of this proposed legislation is vicious, and that practically all of It Is unneces sary. He thinks tho charter Bhould havo a chance to be put Into operation and fairly tested beforo any tinkering begins. Thero may be some friction for a time, but the Governor thinks that a good deal of this will wear off nnd that hasty amendments would causo more mischief than they would cure. It can bo stated posi tively that no such nmondmentwlll bo approved by htm unless thero should be a real exigency, which could not bo Ignored. Ono of tho bills which Is thus brought under the ban Is Senator Gradv's to oxtond the pro visions of the Black Civil Service law to the city departments., thus removing tho restric tions on removals and appointments laid down in the charter. The Civil Service law was passed after the charter, but the charter went into effect after tbo Civil Servlco law. This has given rise to a difference of opinion as to which obtains, which tho Orndy bill Is designed to re move. As the question will probably bo taken to tho courts sooner or Inter, the Gov ernor believes that It should bo settled there and not ln the Legislature. If the Demo cratic administration ln New York city should o ahead on the assumption that the Civil ervleo law has superseded tho charter and make the proposed removals, the question will be taken into the courts by the Civil Reform Association, and whlchevor way It goes It will be some time before It Is passed upon by the Court of Appeals. Pending such proceedings thn Governor Is opposod to any legislative action. siiin:T OLEAXictiB' usuntjtais. I'nlona Investigating n Complaint Tbat Sweat Shops Have Made Them. A complaint that tbo uniforms of the street cleaners have been mado in sweat shops at non union prices Is being Investigated by tho cloth ing unions. It is understood thatthecomplnlnts nro directed against tho old officers of the dc paitment, nnd that If tho new officers patronize Union firms only nothing moro Is to be said nbout tlio mutter. Street Cleaning Commis sioner McCartney said yestorday; "A coiiimltloo from tbo Conlral Labor Union called on me on Saturday, nnd I think they went nway perfectly satisfied. The primary object ot this department In regard to uniforms la to get tlioin u cheap as possible for tho mon, but wo will certainly do nothing to entourage thOBwealliiTbystein." cask vf m v it i: iir.it ai.iFFintn Ilia tounarl Will tiiolr lo the I'nllrd slate Hiiprrme ourt Tor is iirlt tt Itrror. Former Judgo William T. Hoffman, counsel for Edward Clifford, who is under sentonco to be linnged in tho county jut In'Jcrtcy City on lb. Ill for tho murder of Wllllnm (1, WatUnu, bus ilei'idi'd, nftur consultation with Ijiwjers CMirlcs .1. 1'c.lnill nnd Wllllnm H. bpeur. to apply to tl.o I'tilted Status Supre mil Court for u writ "f error in order thut Ihacnsu may bo ro. tii'wrd. If tho Jiibllco to whom tho applica tion la inicdorefiisis tho writ an appeal will bo taliou nnd that will act as n stay of execution. It Is thi'iefnro not likely that ('llt)ord will ho hunged on Feb. 111. nAi.Kr.it r.i.r.ornw cm. j;.v.mj.v;. I'nlenl I'liiilrnlled lis Urnrrnl Kleelrln and llralliisbuusi CiiitiiiniileM oiutftlnrd. Judge Whoeler of the I'nltod States Circuit Court of this district linndedduwu yesterday n decision uustninliig tbo willdll) of tho electrlo r. ilway motor suspension intent controlled by the (ii'iiinl nioi trio nnd Wcstinghoiiso coin tiuili,.in I orri'iing un Injunction against 'ho Union ltnilwii) Company of this city and tho Walker Cumpii) ot Clovclund. ItAXIKL VIIOSKX VttEbMEST. Ins n 1'liirnllls or lis In the Caiisotldalc-4 Kirimngn FlectluN. Wllllnm V, Daniel was yestorday elected Chalrmiin ot the Consolidated Stock nnd Petro leum Kirhangu tn succeed Augustus W. Peters. The voto was: William Y. Daniel, members' ticket, 233; Wllllnm V. Irtwls, members' Inde pendent ticket. 198; Valentine Mott, regular ticket, 125;s. O. Williams, conservative ticket, 00; J, Why to Davis. Independent Uckit, 8. i MOItGAN ON CLEVEliKD. TUB ALABAMA REttATOR,Oima BIS OPINION OP TUB EX-PIIK8IDENT. Resile to CleveUad' Bealal That It's Oae raTored tke Annexation r Hawaii, and ay lie Is anil Capable r Double Deal, lag Tk Pension Appropriation tllll V. Washington, Jan. 24. Thoro was no consid eration ot tho Hawaiian treaty ln executive session of tho Scnato to-day, for there! was no executlvo session. But tho wholo question was revlewod In an olaborate speoch by Senator Morgan of Alabama, the purpose tt which was to refute ox-President Cleveland's denial of an assortlon of tho Senator that ho (Mr. Cleveland) had favored tho annexation of Hawaii. Ono paragraph In Mr. Clovolandjs denial lain these words: "Any on who knows mo or anything connected with my Administration is well aware that I always opposed tho annexation of Hawaii, I havo been utterly and constantly opposed to It" After criticising the want ot courtesy In Mr. Cleveland's making this statement without calling the matter to bis attention, Mr. Morgan said. In roforonco to that explicit dental : " I do not bcllovo that Is truo." He accused Mr. Clove land of Intrigue, nnd of " intrigue and duplicity, without reason or excuse," ln connection with the mission of Mr. Blount to Hawaii, nnd ho read at groat length from Mlnistor Willis's de spatches lo tho State Department, detailing In ter! lows with tho Queen In Honolulu, ln which stio exprossod her Intention of having tbo leaders of the Insurrection punished by decapi tation and confiscation of property. Mr. Mor gan expressed bis belief that President Cleve land was quite capable of entertaining one pur pose and declaring another; of attempting to restore the monarchy while expressing friend ship for tho republic. "When Mr. Cleveland espoused the cause of monarchy against tho republic" Mr. Morgan exolatmod, "ho rejected liberty, and, nltb.it, a high and noble civilization, nnd took to his bosom ruffianism, violence, revenge, and des potism ln a form as distinct and repulsive as ever existed oven in Cuba. And yet he poses as the vindicator of the United States against n part played by his predecessor In tbo Presi dency, which he now pronounces as belngsimply disgraceful." , . Tho concurrent resolution declaring United States bonds payable ln gold or silver coin, nt the option of the Government, was advocated ln n long speech by Senator Turplo (Dcm., Ind.), and then went over without action. Mr. Elkins (Rep.. W. Va.) Introduced a bill for the retirement of all 91 and 92 United States Treasury notes of 1890; reducing to one-quarter ot 1 per cent, tho tax on the circulating notes ot national banks, permitting them to issue notes up to the par value of bonds depos ited, and reducing from 930,000 to 925,000 the minimum capital stack with which a national bank may begin business. A Joint resolution was Introduced by Mr. Gorman (Dom., Md.k and referred to the Com mittee on Naval Affairs, for a commission of naval otllcers to visit tho West Indian island of Navassa and report upon the advisability and practicability ot establishing It as a coaling station. Tho Pension Appropriation bill was then taken up. appropriating 9141,248.830. and Mr. Galllnger, Cbalrman of tbo Peuslon Committee, offered an amendment providing that hcrnaftor no pensions shall be paid upon power of at torney to pensioners residing ln foreign coun tries. Tho amendment was agreed to. Mr. Galllngor explaining that ponslons to persons living abroad could bo and were paid without the Intervention of attorneys. Mr. Gorman called attention to tho fact tbat tho Commissioner of Pensions bnd estimated the amount required as over 9148,000,000, and bad told tho House Committee on Appropria tions that he bollevod the amount would run to 9150,000,000. Mr. Gorman said that the object ot tho extraordinary haste shown in rushing the appropriation bills through, for amounts less than tbo estimates, was that tho Repub licans might go before tho pconlo next Novem ber with a book account showing that thero was a balance In tbe Treasury, whim, in fact, thoro would bo a deficit of over 920,000,000. He read from tho printed report of tbo Commissioner of Pensions beforo the House Committee on Ap prlatlons. In which the reduction of tho pension appropriation was spoken of ns a "hid."and ln which the Chairman (Mr. Cannon) said it was "one of several hides. Mr. Allen (Pop., Nob.) offorcd an amendment providing tbat all existing pensions and all pensions hereafter allowed shall bo for not less than 98 a month. Mr. Perkins (Hep., Col.) raised n point of order against tho amendment, and Mr. Galllnger de clared himself as absolutely and unalterably opposed to it. The discussion was carried on for over two hours, and tho Senate adjourned without the point of order being decided. IN THE HOUSE. Tho House spent three hours to-dny in trans acting buslnoss relating to the affairs of tho District of Columbia. The rest of the session van spent in nominal consideration of the In dian Appropriation bill, but really ln a froe-and-rasy political wrarosle. thn chief participants being Mossrs. Dlnglevof Maine, Simpson and Curtis of Knnsas. Grosvcnor of Ohio, and Greene and Mercer of NcbrnsKn. The rolattvo merits nnd achievements of the Republican and Popu list parties In Nebraska and Kansas were the text of tho discussion. Tbecommltteo rose at 4:55, only about fifteen pages of tho Indian bill having been brought to its attention, and the House adjourned. STINT DIREVTOll PRESTON RESIGNS. Tbe President Itrqueated It, and Has named . Mr. Robert or Iowa ror the Place. Washinoton, Jan. 24. Robert E. Prostcin to day banded his resignation to the President as Director of the Mint. Ho was appointed to tho office four years ago, and his term of olllce w ould not havo expired until 1899. His resignation was not anticipated until this morning, when Mr. Preston was told that tho President wished to mako a new appolntmont to tho oflicc. Mr. Preston said that ho would withdraw wben thn President should desire It. Soon after noon tho following official statement was given out at the Treasury Department: " The resignation of R. E. Preston as Director of the Mint wns this day tendered to the Presi dent, to take effect upon tho appolntmont and qualification of his Biiccessor. Mr. Preston has been connected with tho Treasury Department for moro than forty-two years. During the last four years he has been Director of the Mint. His long oxprrionce and acquired Information have been verv valuable to tho Government." Tbe President sent to tbo Senate this after noon tlio name of George K. Roberts of Fort Dodge, la., for tho vacancy rreatcd by tho resignation of Mr. Preston. Tho ap pointment of Mr. Roberts wns entirely un sought by him. and is construed ns a di rect recognition of tho sound-money senti ment In lown by tendering to ono of tho citizens made eminent by his able support, by his pen nnd on the rostrum, of tho sound-money nrinci- fles enunciated In tho St, Louis platform. Mr. tnberts Is nn odltnrof high personal character and a thorough Ropubllinn." Mr. Preston was appointed to tho ofileo by President Cleveland. Ha hns not voted since 18fl0. ln lug been a resident nt tho District of Columbia slnco coining fiom Tcnnessco In that icar. Ho was known during tho campaign ot 1890 aa being strongly In s)inpnthy with Major McKtnlej's canvass on account of tho sound money dec larntlon of tho St, Lnuls platform. It is possible that Mr. Preston will bo retained In the Government servlco in anothor position. Aew fourth C'liiaa I'oitinaaters. Wariiinhton, Jan. 24. Fourth class Post masters hnvc been appointed ns follows: New Viirte-Otterlnbe, Oneida enuiiir. J, It Wlltoxj rib lie's Cornem, Orleans county. Ward W, Man!) i Wills, Hamilton county, Allen N Iloslry; tiut Itethnny, rieneaeii eoiiutv. II I., l'airci Fssex, Rhapx county, NeUon A. I.a Kup Henderson, JfrTersou rnuui), W r, Ilirce. J.ii7-rnt', Warren county, John R tlurnf-Nmi smith I Ivmila. Milngstnn count), li.lls J, Clutei Mtrlluir, Cayuga ouuui), Ucoruu II, McPsrlaud, Union Hill, Mrnroe county, William II, Mokes. Jere I'ort Iteput II', Atlantic county, Darld II Ashlevi bouth I'laliilielJ, Mlddlcwxcouuty, W, II, Usnulut. e-oclul Npasnil In Slllihttilcloii. WASiil.snroN, Jan. 24. Tbo Attorney-General end Mrc. Mr-Kennn gave a dlnnor to-night In honor of tho President nnd Mrs. .McKlnley and tho members of tho Cabinet. Tho Vice-President and .Mrs. Hobnrtand their guests, Miss Julia Grant mid Mr. Jiunes Parker of New York, were eiiiertnlnrd nt dinner to night h tho Aiistro-IIuiignrluii Minister and tho Baroness llciigcliutillcr. JinmliinllnuB bs fhn Prrsldrnl. WASitiNaro.v, Jan. 21. Tho President sent tbe following nominations lo tho Senate to3ay; I'bailet It Ducllof New York to be Commissioner of 1'ateuV. 11 l,. McMillan, UnltcJ fctates Attoiney for tbe northern dl.trlct nf Inwra. tleuree .. Itobe-rU of Iowa to be Director of tbe Mint Postmasters Frederick I, najrlord, Aiuoala,Conn. Charles Htorrs Hall, Walllugrord Couu, Public Hri-i-nllon Ml lb ttblle House. Washington, Jan, 24. The publlo receptions git en by the President In the Kast Room of tbo Executlvo Mansion havo been resumed. The first of those slnco the close of the President's season of mourning was given this afternoou at 9 o'clock, and was largely attended. JIX00XB 0JZKXTXB TO BXOP. i r Casper (aid CasasletUn sir tbe InvostlgatUn CToald Rain Cnpt. Carter. BAVAKlf An, 0 a., Jan. 24. With the axceptton of the opening proceedings this has beon tho most Interesting and exciting day ln the trial by court-martial ot Cnpt. Carter which has been going on for two weeks. For two days Capt, Carter's attorneys have been fighting tho introduction aa evldenco ot a lotter they considered damaging to their client. This morning tho Government succeeded In getting It Introduced. Tho letter wns in reply to ono sont by Capt. Casslus E. Gllletto to Mr. A. B. Cooper, an Inspector on Tybeo Island, In roforonco to tho condition of mnttressos pnt In the harbor work during the month of July, 1897, whon Cant. Carter was the englnocr ln charge. Tho lettor was as follows: "IPorsonal. "Tvdeb Island. Go,, Aug. 7. " Capt. Costiut IT. Otllettf , Cor ft tif Knginttrt, V. S. A , Savannah, Oa. "DBAitSin: Before answering your letter of yestorday officially I desire to mako a personal request of you. This lettor I speak of shows mo that you Intend to go back of tho tlmo you assumed charge of this district, presum ably for llm purpose ot making an official re port In tho latter. Boforo you tako this serious stop I wish you to know what the con scquonces will be. Capt, Carter Is, as you prob ably know, an extremely bright nnd oven bril liant man, and Is, therefore, n credit to his coun try and alsoacredlttotho Engineer Corps. Ho has dona a groat deal of crcdllablo work ln this district. Ilo Is also a very ambitious man, and It Is this ambition which I now fear has brought him into trouble, lie has yielded to tempta tion and probably allowed tho contractors 'on a particular contract' to do as they like in exobange for their Influence and power to boost him along. If you pursuo this Investiga tion you are now making to tho end, It will un doubtedly coat Capt. Carter his commission and b a stain on the Engineer Corps, of which you are a member. I therefore beseech you to drop the matter, as the only real wrong done, so far aa the Government Is concerned, has been to pay the contractor about one-third or ono-half moro than he rightly deserved. The results have been gained Just as well as though everything was done exactly according to specifications. "The mlschlof Is not serious. Besides, what la there to be gained by this Investigation I I have already pointed out what the loss will be. As far as I am personally concerned I havo nothing to rear. I have dono nothing that I would blush to seo published in the newspspers, It Is very galling, however, to hnve to gfvo evi dence against Capt. Carter. I at first thought of resigning, but then 1 would bo assuming Capt. Carter's faults, und pcrhaDo loso my own standing as an ongtneor. Whllo that would be very magnanimous conduct on my pnrt to lot Capt. Carter carry off all the honors, after doing the bulk of tho work injself, nnd assumo all tho blama to shield him, I am not going to do so. My standing has cost me about twenty years of hard work, nnd I do not intend to re linquish it so ensily. I sincerely bonr. howot cr, tbat you will take tho same view of this matter that I do. Yours respectfully, " A. 8. CooFurt. "P. S. I would suggest that I bopermlttod to reply to your letter with tho statement that all of the July mats woro sunk beforo receiving your ordors. A. S. C." Tho prosocution desired toget this lotter lnl re duced to show tbat influenco had bocn brought to bear on Capt. Gllletto not to pursue his In vestigations further. Othor witnesses were in troduced, but tholr testimony was mainly re iteration of what had been sworn to by others. "COMXERCIAI. AMERICA" APPEALS Will Test It niEht to Call t'aeir the ".few lork Commercial." D. O. Hnynes & Co., tho proprietors of Com mercial America, tho new daily newspaper, which was recently enjoined, at tho suit of tho Commercial Adicrti&er, from calling Itself tho Kew York Commercial, do not propose to let tho matter rest upon tho decision of Justlco Daly. Their lawyers, Mastcn & Nichols, ara now preparing tho papers for an appeal to tho Appellate Division of tho Supremo Court. When Commercial America appeared first as the JVisto York Commercial tho Commercial Adieriiter sued for nn Injunction upon tho ground that It was commonly known ns the "Commercial," and that tbo rights which It had obtained In this way would be Invaded by tho now nowspnper If that were permitted to call Itself tno JS'eto 1'orA- Commercial. Pending Justlco Daly's decision the new paper appeared as the Ario York . As Boon as Justlco Daly's decision was mado known on Jan. 10 D. O. Hnynes & Co. adopted the present namo for their publication. Since that time many ccmmorcinl firms havo expressed nn anxiety lest tbo decision If It stood should put ln Jeopardy valuable trade marks. Taking this Into consideration, and nlso fool ing confident that Ibnnarllcr use of tho words " Commercial" and " Now York" ln tholr for mer publications, now merged in Commercial America, entitled them to uso them on their dally nowspaper, Messrs. Ha)ncs S: Co. havo determined to carry their coso to tho higher courts. SUPREME COURT IN SESSION. Juatlco Sfcltennn ot to Ilo Ntvorn In Until Wednesday IVext Case Italiuied. Washington, Jan. 21. Mr. Justlco MclCcnna did not tako his scat on tho bench of tho Su premo Court to-dty, and a large crowd of visit ors who como to witness tho ceremony wcro dis appointed. Ho will bo sworn ln on Wednesday. No decisions were announced to-day. Chief Justico Fuller announced the usual recess, be ginning next Monday nnd continuing until Feb. 21. He also announced the assignment of tho following cases for argument: Tho Northern Paclflo Railroad Company vs. Patrick Smith, from tho Eighth Circuit Court of Appoals, on tho first Monday In March; Mis souri, Kansas and Texas Railroad Company vs. McGann nnd Smlzcr, from tho Missouri Su preme Court, no date; J. Henry Jorgens, Sheriff elect, vs. Yot Sang, a habeas corpus under tho Chlneso Exclusion act, from tho United States Court for Montana, second Monday ot next term, Tho motion of counsel for a preliminary argu ment of legislative objections to Jurisdictional matters ln tho casoof the Lnbra Mining Com pain's claim agilnst tho United States was denied, nnd counsel were Informed that when It canio up on Its merits they would bo expected to discuss these questions. Among tho attendants uuon the session of the court, to day, was ex-Prosidcnt Hnrrlton. Ho is to argue tho inheritance tax case, brought from Illinois by tbo hoirs of tho Into John II. Drake, tho well-known landlord for ninnv years of tho Grand Pacific Hotel. Thn case will not bo reuched for seterul duys. An Appointment That mil Afreet I lie Ilrpubll cuu Tlelci1! lu ouneclleiil. Washington, Jan. 24. Charles E. Scarls of Thompson, Conn., will soon bo appointed a spc ciul legal counsol In soveral important cases now pending In tho ofileo ot tho Comptroller of the Currcnc). For this reason ho has abandoned hla Intent Ion tn seek nomln ition for the ofileo of Attorno-Gcnernl of Connecticut, under tho now State law, Itlssnidthnt his empIo)mcnt in tho Comptroller's olllce, which was meant to fccuro his withdrawal from thor.icofor the Atloriicy-Geneialslilp, will hare nn important dice ton other pluccs on the next Republican State ticket In Connecticut. To Prevent n Cut lu the PnMal Nervier, Washington, Jan. 21, Ppstmastcr-Goncral Gary submitted to Cnngioss todn), tlnoiigh tho Secretary of IlioTroanury, a request for an appropriation of 9103,000 to moot a probable ilollrleney of th t iimnunt In Ihu .ipportlouuicm for tho free drllveiy service fur the lucsent 11s cnl year, flnv, ifrlgaV nmliinllon lusorntils Iti-pnileil. Washington, .Inn. 21.-Tho nomination of Gov. Griggs of New Jersey to bo Attoiney Gen eral of tho t'nltod Slnles wasordeiod fnenriblt ltporlcd by tho r-onnlo Judicial)- Coiiiiuliteo to-du), but In tlionbteiiee of un iM'tutho sis slon no action was taken by tho scnato. Philadelphia Traction Vtlns nl Homrri lllr, Somi:iivh.ik, Jnii.'Jl. The war that Iiiih been waged by thu Brunswick Traction Company ugainst thu Philadelphia 'I ruction Coinpauy for the right of way Ihiotitcli the townunf Knmrrtlllc and Ruiil.ui icHiltcd in-nlght In a , Mclor) for tliuPlilliiilclphlncDmpnii), to which ' a franchise wnerii"lid b tho Njmenlilo Town i Conimiehluiicrs tn build Its iimii through Ihu i town. This hbuts nut thu Iliimiwltk eiiuii,iii), which iMsulru nty built h ic-ii mile nf lis pro- I posod route cuiiium ting the iciwiis of Hunt m nnd Somorvllln with Nuw Jliiiiiawiik Thut mil- puny Is required tn elopnsit 17,000 ns.i guar autuo fund. The rompiii) will pi) u jcirly rental to the town for ii'ti jenrs ,ii-riigliigs2Mi per yeir, after which th" limn will icceito.'l percent, of ibugiurs reielptsof the loiupiiii). James I,. Julin.oii uim miititrnli, James L. Johnson, 50 jcars old, of 814 Madi son street, was taken 111 at Fulton strict and Washington avenue, Urookljn, joslcr.lnr, und , died before medical assistance could bo sum- I moned. He had been ill for somo tlmo with heart disease. He leaves a widow and three . ohlldrsB, J SUCCESSFULLY USED BY FOUR GENERATIONS OF1 ' M THE ENGLISH ROYAL FAHILY. SEDENTARY HABITS. 1 How to Reconcile Them with Good Health. 1 f The problem of the day is how to reconcile sedentary habits with good health. We all, E perhaps, walk too little and eat injudiciously. To any sufferer from sluggish liver, acid dy$- 5s pepsia, gout, rheumatism, and kidney disorder a real cure seems something too good to hopa ' H for. Yet Kutnow's Improved Effervescent Powder undoubtedly plays the part of such a cure. It restores the recalcitrant liver to its proper usefulness, banishes the miseries of constipation, Pi lo gout, and rheumatism, and gives back the clear skin,, the bright eye, the alert gait of health. Ij The medicinal virtues of buropean Mineral Springs arc exactly reproduced by the ingenious J r expedient of desiccating the salts which contain the active principle of the mineral water, and combining them with effervescents, so that all the waters can do, Kutnow's Powder will do, far more pleasantly, cheaply, and efficiently. The first result of sedentary habits is CONSTI- jj B PAT10N. Kutnow's Powder is extremely beneficial in constipation. It promotes the natural ' flow of bile, disperses congestions of blood, obviating the causes of piles, inflammation of the f4 V bowels, etc. The body is freed from all gaseous and icrmentive refuse, and the intestines left M In a healthy condition. ' & What a Specialist in Heart Disease Says: 71 1 65 22d St., Chicago, III., Sept. 28, 1894. '. & f I do not often give a Testimonial for any druj, but in this case I do it unsolicited because JB! a I think the Improved Effervescent Powder warrants it In all my experience I have never ift used a laxative so mild and pleasant in its action. In diseases of the heart it is especially beneficial. E. M. HALE, M. D. f, " A FREE TRIAL. For Seven Days from the date of this paper, Kutnow Bros., 13 Astor place, New York, will $ send a FREE SAMPLE of Kutnow's Improved Effervescent Powder, post-paid, to every person ft t who will drop them a postal, giving name and address and mentioning the New York Sun. if t. SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS. 4 ' i Should, however, the slightest difficulty be found, apply direct to ,yj kutnow bros., 13 Astor Place, N, Y. City, Sole Agents for W s. kutnow & co., Ld., prop,, 41 Faiwdon Road, Lonflon, E. C, Eng. ""l A- ef STALE IIEER TO JIRIOIITEN PAINT And a Cold-Looklnar Policeman Make Judge UutTy Tnluk Hard In ISicLe Trlala In Queeut. Mrs. Minnie Fiscber vas causbt on a recent Sunday leaving tbo saloon of Mrs. Lena Schmidt, at 3 Woolsey avenue, Lonir Island City, with a pall full of beer. Sbo nns seen by Policemen Hunt and Ilurdcn. They held her and arrested Mrs. Schmidt. Tbo case vras called for trial yesterday beforo Police Justlco Duffy. Mrs. Fischer testified tbat Mrs. Schmidt Roveher thebcor, v.hlch, tho witness said, wns stale. Sho said tbat her Husband vtas a picture f winter, nnd that bo used tho stalo Dcrrto mix t with tbe pAlnts, ns It envo them u briirhter hue. Justice l)n try held Mrs. Schmidt lnSUU bonds for tbe (Iriind Jury. OttoEltner.il saloon keeper of Flushing nve nue, vrns arraigned for trial. A policeman tes tified that while stnndinpr In front of Kltner's placo on Hundny the saloon keopercauio out with a class of vihlsLoy nnd Insisted on tho policeman cirinKinR 11. inc policeman put tno whlBkoy In a bottle and arrested Kitnor. Eitnor said Hint ho nolle ed tbo policeman standing out on tho sldcnnlk nnd that, ns tho iruardian of tho pence looked cold, ho thought ho would tnko him out a drink to warm him up. He said that tbo bctrraco wns brandy, not whiskey, and thut it came out of a bottle which ho kept In his prlMito apartments and not ln tbo saloon. Justice Dully snld that the cno was a very peculiar ono and that be would reservo decision. IN JAIL POR POLL TAX. A Jersoman tat Ilr'll Star Thero rtalher Tlmn I'nr II. Nkw BuufeBWiCK, Jnn. 24. George Church, a farm laborer lit Inc at Sayrqvllle, nonr here, was arrested this aftoruoon for not payini; his poll tax. Ilo una put ln Jail, uotultbBtnmline that Jorsey law doos not perndt the Imprisonment of a man for debt. John A. IImIh, the tnwmdilu collector, sas that ho has hud hard work to crct tho$l from Church etory vi'Hr. nnd that, ns tho man had persistently molded him since thn tux became duo this tour, he decided tuhiito him ar rested. I'atrickMcCiitebiein. n Hnt rut ilia Justlco ofthei'cnrn.issiicdav.urraiitfnrChurth'sarrtst, mill a constable brought lilni to tlio county Jail here. Church considered hisurrost an out ruire, but ssld that he would stn) lu Jnll fur ever before he would pnj tbo ta. Sow rnl township collectors hnve llili'itenod arrest to thoso who did not pny t heir poll tax, but this Is the Itrst tlmo It hns been done. The t ix is sel dom paid In the county uud unlj ton small ex tent In tills city. H'.I.VT.S HIS WIPE I.MUCTl'.I). Vrtit. Vtllthnu. Ite.riits Sir.. Ultllinua'a Affi davit llioiil I'tilanntnp. Prof, Rudolph A, Witthaus. accompmli'd by his counsel, Lawyer David (lorher of 1M) Ilionil way, went to thu Criminal Court bulldlnit nt 4 o'clock yesterday nflcrnoon for tho purpose of hntlnK his wlfo indlctiil, I'rnf, Witthaus vis ited tho ofllco of An-Mnnt DUtrlct Attorney I'mtrrand declared thut statements msdo by lilnwlfi)tli.n ho bud attempted her life by poi son woro mil run. Mio iniiilo them In nn iilll davit ll lud In tho Supreme Court nl Now burn; In opposition to h'S inntioii to luito reiliicid ttin tr'.'.ooo Million) which ho Is forced In pn her nniiiiiille. Thntirnnd Jury Imd niljourueil fur the ila . nn I Prof. Witlhnus Mid thut ho would come ufiiln this morning. HOItSi: Al IIAtlON LANDED ON UIM. Andrei? Hiullli, llnrklnir nl It In Mimil I'll, MinVrrd n llriil.rn Hill. A homo and nncrnn helm; batkid into a sund lot nt Meserolo acnuu mid Iliitimiiini ttrcet, (irot-npolnt, Inst rimlnc. fell uicr Into n pit and Inmli'd nn Aiiilii'WMnith, who wns wmkiiit; tliere. Miutli ih Tf i us old Ilo lltes nt 'J-'.l Ktnc.'i,l,iud I'teinie. (Inenf his nlm wns broken and in" iri'i iv d Intern ii lnjlilict-. Ho wns tuken to nt. Catlinriiiu's Hospital. V!r. MnrrMI mid Mr, tnrr t't Miters nn IVti, Ul, Mrs. Krnnclt 1a-o Morrull and 11 mlltnu Wilkes C in, " hose cut; U'ement w isaniioiintcd tor) recently, h i vi" ettled upo.'i tin ililn nf their nrdcilii'. The muiriai.'o will h'li-lchrn'cil nt tbo reml Icneii of tbo hrliln's nieithii, .Mrs. .lube A. Ilo-lwick. of HOtl I'lflli nMIiue, on Mouduy nltc'tiiiiou, I'th, -1, at II u'elock. ti'lnr It. J, llftilp) I.i-ive. Toien, K. J. I(rnlc), the actor, loft town on Saturday, On baturdnj morning; Dr. Clarence Illcc p'i formed an operation on tho actor's thro it. and forbadohlm to sprnk hIhivv a whisper frrneteu or eight weeks. Ilcnle) snld lie s going to tho Adlrondaiks lor tbat time oil tho doctor's , advice. , P. M, C. A. TO HAVE A NEW HOME. Thn I'nrcHnae or the Hlto Announced at lliai s ''. Fortj-llnli Anniversary Meetlaar. A Y The Young Men's Christian Association eel- til F ebratcd at Association Hull on Kast Twenty- -Wi) third streot last night its forty-fifth nnnlver- ,?. w Bary. President Clevolnnd Dodgo said tbat, to "Mlr support tbo fifteen branches $42,950.08.had been j ' emended during tho year, which wns just fG.53 less than tho receipts. There was hearty 3! 8; applnuso nt this smallj but triumphant bolonco A on tho right side of tho books. , President Dodgo snld that the association & was negotiating for tho nurchaso ot two new S buildings to enlarge tho I3ow ery branch, that a i now fireproof library building was soon to ba 4 ' opened, nnd that tho association bod purchased u -i' u site at Lexington incnuo and Twcnty-Bixth A jw strcetv for a new building for tho Twenty-third V t' street .branch, tho present bulldlua being no .?j & longer up to ditto or adequate for thcT needs .S 'Is of tho hrnuch. . 1, Director William T. SchlotTolln having an- ,i C noiinccd it deflcit'of IJTIOO in tho accounts of tho 'r , & Twenty-third street branch, n message was sontr' ' s si to tbo platform that a check for tbe amount ;'f ,' would bo forthcoming at tho closo of thu meet- -M mg from "A Friend." i Jjl REORGANIZED U. P. r 1 '1 onlen nt 190 nroiitnnj lo lie Opened Proba. fM "f, blr .eit Week. $ President Horace Q. Hurt and Vice-President jfe it' Oliver W. Mink of tho Union PacIQo Railroad M Jt are in this city to consult with tho committee, i.jC consisting of Winslow F. Pierce, James Still- ?1 1 man. K. II. Ilarrlmnn, Marvin Ilughitt, and O. i$ Ii. Knhn, designated somo time ago to represent jf. & tlio reorganization Interests In the oporntlon of t' f'" the property. It but been iirrunge-il that the ' ? coiiiDany sliull baton local ollleo nt l'JO Ilroad- :;' ,.- wav. whleh will be In charge nf Vice-President A V Mink. This olllte will probably bo ODoned about 7j ,t Feb. 1. It Is honed that by thut timo tho prop- ? erly will have Vcn llnaily turned over lo tho fl new- company. President Hurt will mako bis ! , headquarters at Omaha. fr 4", 7, r .AMES PITTA'S MURUERERS. jf Tw. 9lrn Ito Coureaii and tllnmed Eaeta T, Q Otlirr Indicted In Union Coiinlj. X. J, J, KLiziiumi, Jan. 21. Tho Union County i Grand Jury to-day returned an indictment for 1 murder In tho first degrco agulnst I.ouls lloesel I and UiorgcIManshandii for tho killing of Farm A 'I cr Jntnos Pitts on Stony Hrook road, Summit. J- Pitts was murdered on ucpt. II, 181)7, nnd Man- A c shatido nnd ltoeel e nnfassi'il to Counts Deteo- J & tlio John Keron and l'roMMiilor F. C. Marsh a ', fow necks ntro that thej killed lilni. Knch put i '1 tin gicnii r blame on tbo nthor, 'I ho prlsonors 'J worn arraigned Ibis morning beforo Judge lien- of h nctt Van -ekel, and!l.:iwjcr Craig A. Marsh i f, of Plnlntlelil wiiHiissigiiod us rounbel for them. '. 2 L'ndir hin ndticv each pleaded nut guilty, with 0, A' le.ct o to withdraw tho plea, -vi & WRESTLER'S LEU 1IROKEX. " j; III. Opuonent Arrraied, Allfaouab lie Iteruseal . 1 let I'ro.prnjo lllm. n J Carl II. Schick of nixi Ksst Forty-fifth street J and Paul Chum nt BIB Second avenue had a wrestling mutch last night In a rear yard at . j Forty llflh street and necond avenue. They v Jr tlnully fell tngKllier nnd ( ham's leg was broken , i jntwnpliiees Ilo wns scut to tho Flower llos- y & lilliil ami Schick was arrested, although Cham h J refused to iiiuko an) eomplaliilugaiiibl him. -'' I To ii llouila ror lltaKi4 Improveniml, t j unr Pi ainh, Jnn, 21.-The Hoard nf Super- , J tlkors totnd today tu prmlt tlio town of Kast y 3 clicktrr, with nn nssissrd valuatlonof less than A I l.emi)IKll In real e.tnto and M)() toters. to i 1 I i ilsa jiKJI, 'JfMl nn bonds for I rpilrllig, grading. g nnd in ii'iiiliiiniliig ee rlalu inuils, a in.ijorit) of J' J I whhhlli' within tho iiilinded corporate limit! i nf the villugo of Tiiikalioe- 'iho resolutions J i were xlrnugi) iiiiiuied bj citieiis nf llronxtllle ? i i nil tho outls lug illtrlets under tlio leadership '. of cx-Ati'iJibliiiuu Alfred K. Mhllh of Hronx- t jk .lornxas Aiiorr ioir. J i Ju!lii Heath ln Krntit"iJIU II 8I100U aa ahiolul j j illn.ic- from KtlnJaM. btitut H Till. Hi x )m rN'evt'd from K V T achwjiror$25 y. r fur ihe i uhtiii rtHJ t fiinl, uiij fmtn II H K vl for h ., l' mine hLlillfcel of M5 Uior-ne i.vrnue, llrooklu, 7 ,c Tin M't jHibliilieil au nrtlela onIiumliirnuUfrum u IrHitUi tu Moiuity.m wiilrb It tvju (ala that ' la llian ft per tent ot litem wr able to nnd ml , f , writf." ThU w uhvlojilv a ivpographual r-rrur. ;, -t IttfliuulU have retvl "ley thou 6 Mr cuk l tiMB j ' wer uoablv tu rcni antl wrtta." : ft