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m -' .. . THE SUN,HSATUIUAY,'FJE!fiRtrARY JJrISd'k'
Hi i , i ii 1 i.i. . - nw '. i , . , i i I ii nil i i I. i i H THEY PLAYED REAA CARDS. K awful lapse of mibb maoxzrox Kg AND JIEJt SVNDAX SCHOOL CLABBr 3 mrror Holds Ilia muttering Heart tha Bl aTaakury Methedlat Church anil that adar BlV School auaerlntendent Felde Hli Bande Kf sata Oulracad Breast and lata aTethlna;. K Tho congregation of tho Embury Methodist 1 Episcopal Church of Decatur street, Brooklyn, H$ has been brought to tho verge of sinful strife Kf by a ouchro party. Miss Emily MacElroy, a Hgj teacher In tho Sunday school, gavo tho party. Hp Bho Invited tho members of her Sunday school Rj class to como to hor house on the night of Wy Wednesday, Jan. 10, to 'Join In a Salmagundi Kf party. At n Salmagundi party the gamut of Bft Joy way r,m from "Simon says thumbs up" to $$ solitaire matches. Thoro woro eleven girls In JE Miss MncElrcy's class. Threo of tho eleven, Jjf when they heard that games In -which. cards a? were used were to bo played, decided that they W couldn't possibly go to ,tbo party if that woro &. to be. ffi They lot out some hint of their feelings to K tho other eight. Tho olght, loving their teacher W. dearly, vtont straightway nnd told her. It was Wjj provoking, to say tho loaBt, to think of trying f to havo n good timo w hen a quarter of tho com- gk pany wero so excruciatingly circumspect that they would bo sure to think twlco before they j smiled and wouldn't play hop scotch for fear 8 somo ono would think they were dancing. Miss MacKlror had been In tho church ever, since she was 5 years old and had always boen n con sistent Christian, and oho and tho eight rather thought they could romaln good and still havo a party. So the party como off. When tho eight faced each other In the realization that they wcro not to bo restrained by the qualms of tho sanctified, thoy pondorod with n little pious m yearning, and concluded, finally, that slnco ifi, they wouldn't bo tempting their absont sis- -St tars to offend, tboy might with impunity play LW any game that wasn't really wicked. 2 Thoy Baw tho look of sj mpathy In their toaoh- JJ ar's kindly oyo, nnd thty ald they wanted to W P"vVhatl" said Miss MacElroy, observing their V; hesitation with u smile. , ifit She need never havo nsked. Ono girl on- aworod shyly, "Kuchro. Miss MacElroy," and M thero were bocu fluttering echoes of "Euchre, iV euchro, ouchro." Ihov plned euchre. They had a perfectly ?$? beautiful tlnio. Tlioy all told Miss Maotlroy S that they had enjoyed It c or so much. V Tho threo girls who hadntcomo beard all K, about iho party. Thoy wero not tho loast bit on- ife vlous'.whon thoy hcardjwhat a good time tho i others: had, but they were setcroly shocked S; i when they learnod thnt the party had turned 5f ' out to be u euchro party. In tho regular courso jjf of church o ents tho story was ono afternoon JS and evening In reaching Superintendent II. It. K; Itoden of tho Sunday school. Ho was scandal- it litd. Therejwas only one courso for Miss Mac- Elroy to pursue, and it bocamo noised about that ho hoped sho would take that courso without 4t further suggestion from him. . . j Soiuebod) told 3Ilss .Mucr.iroy, anil sno wroio St nut her resignation nnd sent it to Mr. Itoden. 5f Then sho sent word to tho eight girls, and they tjL all cniuo to sco her, nnd sho told thorn that sho A3 wosn't to be their teacher any more, because f? sho had tried to rnako them happy at her party. St Kcrtody felt badly. Tho girls said they & wouldn't go to Sunday Bchool any more If Mist ft MacElroy couldn't bo their teacher. Sho told i'U, them that she appreciated their love and would si never forget it. but that It w ould bo very wicked jft of her to bo tho causo of their not going to Sun- ji day school nny more. pi 'Miss MacElroy, ' suggested one, drying hor si, tcars.w 1th a radiant smllo, "why can't wo como ? to Sunday school hero, nt your housel" A The girl who raado the suggestion was almost W huggod to death on tho spot. For two Sundays ji BIblo Class No 1 has been taught by another than Miss MacElroy nnd the scholars In it havo ih numbered three. Kvcrv Sunday Just ns tho f?l Sunday school was breaking up and getting SB ready for church. Miss MacElroy and her eight S& pupils havo como lovingly down tho street from jHj her homo. sjj The mothers of tho eight havo arrayed them- "i: selves on the sido of their daughters and the g) congregation has been talking tho matter over. v" Mr. Hodcn's eido points to tho church rulo Sagnlnst card playing, and thero rests its case. Miss MacElroy said yosterday: "I havo served the Methodist Church faithfully. I am so sorry this has occurred. I must say, however, that .. never havo I seen a rule of the Sunday school g? which requires tho toachers to declare that thoy 3f will not partlclnnto In anything llko card play uj lng or theatrcgolng. I know that the rules of J the Methodist Church include this, but it Is a 'JV contmon cuitoni to givo a general Interpret- EA tlon to tho meaning of this section. I under- ST stand thai tho teachers, when they accopt A; classes In tho school, aro requostod to sign k a'jitcments saying that they v ill not encourage (it anything llko card playing. I havo never seen -i' irach a statement nnd do not llko tho idea of Si being mode tho cruol example." ft Others In tho church have been guilty of ?;2 things just as bad. Miss Macnirqyaald, and no ff notlco has boen tnknn of them. She continued : A , "I am still a member of the church, of course. 'Vi We havo been urged to connect ourselves t lth Si some other Sunday school, but as yet I havo 'Si not decided what courso I shall pursue." 91 Mr. Hodcn's son Waiter said: "I do not think fl that my father would care to discuss the inat- 5a i ter." m - to xscAm mou JwzzuruE. dr ?Si Police Hoar or a Plot for DetlTarlagthePrtsoa rM Ward. 'fM , Six policemen of tho EaBt Thirty-fifth street HP station and four special men under Inspector 'Q$ Thompson united from midnight Thursday un- & til daylight yesterday for a party of crool's to ffi break into tho prison ward at llcllevue Hospital m and set frco two of tho prisoners confined there. J Information that such an attempt was to bo mado At hid been received by both Inspector Thompson ;Jg and Itoundsman Quick, who in In charge of tho :M Uello no squad, and it was hoped that tho men W who wore to engage In it could bo captured in j yo act. They failed to appear, however, and M the long watch accomplished nothing oxcopt to i5j stop tho rescue, which could have been.dono IJj much mote easily by remov lng the prisoners the rA attempt was Intended to havo released. MTheso woro Frederick Powers, 20 years old, a printer of 'J Monroo Mrcct, and Samuol Mills, .-, 24, also a printer, of 318 Monroe street. They j? """ ' wero arrested by Central Oftlco detectives on ti Dec. 22 for holding up and robbing Harry Da- ') rldson, clerk in Uakst's drug store, at l'iko and 'i0 Madison streets, on tho night of Deo. 10. They M confessed to tho robbery, 1'owers sa)lng that he fA threatened Davidson with his rovolver and 3 then.grapplcd with him, while Mills broke open iff the money drawcrlwitu a Jimmy. Tbe.drawer Jf and 30 of its contents woro dropped in tho K, mn' haste, but they got away with about L 20, shootlug thotr revolvers as thoy ran down Cfe the strcot. At tho ttmoof his arrest Powers ,15' bad a gunshot wound In his leg, which bo said & ho had received from discharging bis rovol- m vor acsidentally, and was sent to Ilellevbe. a Mills went to the hospital a wcoic later for 'Jg medical treatment. I 'Iho pollco say both belong to a Piko street Jfe Bang ot crooks who commit all sorts of depro- pl cations along tho water front and on tho oast US "Ide. Powers has served two years and a half ugi In Sing hlug for shooting a poddlcr In 1HII1. RS The police consider their information that an fen '. attempt was to bo mado to rescue thoso men BiJ by others of tho gang to bo perfectly trustwor- i-'j thy and will not divulge its sourto. 'Ihcy un- .i derstand tnat the attemiit was to have been 1m made on Wednesday night, but was postponed ' on account of a wake which tho gang wished to l;"-J attend. '1 lie Information was that Powers nnd Kt Mills wero armed and wero In tho plot, that Wit somo tlmo after midnight, six men wero to row iy, up to tho sea wall at tho hospital, and. wbllo m one remained with the boat, tho others wero to ft go to the prison ward mid draw off or over- " cower tho two policemen on duty thero, tako ,i their ko)s from thorn, and open tho door to ttio IS "cago," then Powers and Mills w c ro to 1k carrlod ri off In the boat nnd sent out of tho city in any tfi way pomIMo. There were eight other prison Si r srsInthclward,whci,withPowor8and.Mills,wcro 2 supposed to be able to take caro of Kelly, tho & , malo nurso In charge, whilo the othor men wero tm overpowering tho policemen. w" T58. J!ilc1 trlc1 h,aTd io W tlicl' Plans to meet this attempt without allowing any ono to I know they wero doing to, but as no boat was yeon by any of thoso watching for It, it Is thought that their preparations mutt havo been known to tl a would-be rescuers. Yesterday morning Powers and Mills were searched thoroughly, but no weapons wero found on them. Each had a twelve-Inch metal anw, howover, through tho holes nt tho ends of which tpe4 WLro passed, so that the sans could be hung about tho men's net ks while their beds j wcro being inadoup. When the mon were un dressed tho suws wcro couicaled in their beds. After the search tho two prisoners wcro hand cuffed and sent to Pollco Headquarters'. De tective aro now trjlng to make cases against iML:''!0" '"."oaro supposed to havo been con cerned In the plot. 0i5:P r- S"l1' ero arraigned In tho Ks !5i. .S'.k1 t'Purt Jr,J,tcJ?r "'ternoon io an ywer to tho cliarge of holding up and robbing iJ rkr?f t'10 "rUKtora Bt ke "d Madison strecis. rjerk narfnson refused to swear to a complaint that MilU nnd Powers were tho rob &if, u 8 and Powers Wero held In 8H.000 pail cat h on their pleas of guilty, buck, tho third robbe. U still in Uio Tombs iWalllni trial! ft Flrevoraa factory lllona tip. ' K ' Zpatecas, Mexlro, Fob. 4. A lomb was T accidentally exdoded In a fireworks factory saaaaaBV W,'ln', United a ketr of gunpowder. Ibe ex- LaaaaaaaaV L'"ion ""Sked tho building and three penons m WW caught UAder the falling walVoni kJUVd!' VTHX OCB JTRVJT, WAS, JtARRXD. Saraiaas raand laa ! aala an Ata fraai Calirarala. ' SpfrtalCabtt De$patc to Tint But. BntUN, Fob. 4. Tho Retchsanidotr this iven ing publishes tho text of tho decision of tha Bundesrath yesterday in regard to tho Govern ment's prohibition ot tha Importation of Ameri can fresh fruits. Tho document staUs that Ilerr Frank, professor of agriculture in tha Berlin Technical High School, discovered In a lot ot California fruit consigned to Hamburg Hu morous living San Joso scales. A conference held at tho Imperial Health OfQco confirmed tbls dlscovory, and revealed tho danger of al lowing the continuance of the Importation of American fresh fruits. Proof of ths danger of auch Importation is shown In quoted extracts from Cockerell'n work on San Jostf soales, pub lished by the Department of Agrloulluro at Washington, .... The Jieichtanteioer dwolls upon tho rapid spread of the Insect from Chill to British Colum bia and tho Atlantlo coast, mentions tho pre cautions nnd penalties presorlbed by Oregon nnd othor American Statos. and recalls tho damage, amounting to millions of marks, caused to European vines by phylloxera from Amorlca. Finally It quotes a precedent for the prohibi tion in a similar measure against American potatoes in 1B76. ... Apropos ot tho total prohibition of the Im portation of American plants and nursery stocks, whether sound or unsound, the Tape blatt points out the stupidity of prohibiting sound plants which aro necessary to develop the German fruit industry. This clause, it says, is also calculated to farther embitter the situation. roar nun nitEasmo bao. Mlaa Taeurkaur neperte la Xaalra That It Bla appeared Treat the Pnarst Bismarck. Svtetal CabU Jjatca Io Tns Stnt. Home, Feb. 4. A despatch from Naples says that Miss Lily Thourkauf, an American lady, has notified the pollco thero of her loss of a dressing bag containing valuables worth 200,000 franca on board the stoamer Fuerst Bismarck, from Now York Jan. 22, on which sho was a passenger. No claim for the loss has as yet been lodged with the United Statos Embassy here. Mln Theurkauf is a sister of Otto A. Theur kauf, a broker at IB Beaver street, and Is travel ling in tho Mediterranean for her health. No news regarding tho loss of her property had reached him until a Sun reporter called nt his office yosterday afternoon. When he beard tho amount of the loss, 200.000 francs, he laughed. " If It was 2.000 francs I supposo It wouldn't t& . wax, fnwaa. lira. Inn ''1, nanf.) TP n,r usnuiuijuui iinva,itvtuu, uu au,u, , '-; sister has lost anything it is much nearer thnt amount than tho other. She took with her only money enough for her travelling expenses. In the form of letters of credit, worthless to any ono but hersolf. As for valuables, sho had none with her, barring hor Jewelry, worth perhaps a little over a hundred dollars, now any such re- lort got started I cannot Imagine If my sister as lost anything at all, I shall probably hear of it by letter." At the Hamburg-Amorlcan Una offices no re port of tho loss had been received. JPIMfCESS ELVIRA DIYOROKT). 'Dea Carleas Itunaway Daughter Separated. Trent Ceuat Folchl. Sptttal CabU Dt$patch to Tmc Stnt. Home, Feb. 4. A bill of separation has been granted severing tho marital relations of Count Philip Folchl and Princess Elvira, daughter ot Don Carlos, the pretender to tho Spanish throne. By the terms of the separation Princess Elvira receives 300 francs a month. Tho Princess, or as sho was called. Infanta Dona Elvira, sloped with Count Folchl In November, 1800, at which time she was publicly disowned by her father. BREAD ItlOTS AX PEItOSA. The f sb Dispersed by Treape, with Many Hurt on Both lldea. Sprclal CabU Dttpatch to Tut Bra. Rome. Feb. 4. Serious bread riots have oc curred at Perosa, noar Turin. The disorder was finally suppressed by tho troops, but In the con flicts between the mob and 'ho soldiers many were wounded on both sides. A PORTRAIT or TE3PUC0X. Touad la h Freaca by Chlrlandale Blaoeverea In Vlerenee. OPMfaf CabU Dttwmtch to Tail Belt. Rome, Feb, 4. A fresco by Ghlrlandalo, with portrait of Amerigo Vespucci, has been dis covered In the ancient Vespucci chapel of All Saints' Church at Florence. Antiquarians had believed that the fresco was lost. H ARISE JIISHAPS. Underwriters Give Dp tha Stranded California and Wrecked Xtlsa. Special CabU Dttpatoh to The Suit. London, Feb. 4. Tho British steamship Amu rynthla, Capt. McNoIll. from Glasgow for Balti more, has boen spoken twenty miles north of Inlstrahull. with her shaft broken. Tugs have gone to her assistance. DuNKimc, Fob. 4. The British ship Andora, Capt. Passmore, from Junin for this port and Now York, stranded at the entrance of this har bor. Her crow have landed. ItowE. Denmark. Feb. 4. The German steam ship California, beforo reported ashore off this port, has been abandoned by the underwriters, who bavo paid tho loss on the vessel. Of the cargo 700 bales of cotton were saved. Maasvlakte. Holland. Feb. 4. The German ship Else, from Savannah Dec. 1C for Rotter dam, bofore reported wrecked off this port, is a total loss. WRECK COSTS NINE EITEB. Celllslen Between Flsnt and Passenger Tralna In Scotland. Special Cable Detpateh to Tnc Beit. EDtvnunon. Feb. 4 A passenger train run ning between Ayr and Kilmarnock camo into collision with a freight train at Barascie. a small intermediate station, to-day. The cars ot tho passengor train were derailed and wrecked. Nine persons were killed and many others Injured. Xjlberala Gain In a Bre-Blvetlen. Bpecial CabU Deipatch to Tire Stnt. London, Fob. 4. The Parliamentary election to fill tho scat in tho House of Commons for the Southeast division of Durham, made vacant by the death of Gen. Sir II. Havelock-Allen, Liberal-Unionist, who was recently killed on the Indian frontier, took place yesterday, Tho polling resulted In the election of Mr. J. Rich ardson, Liberal, who received 0,280 votes, ngainst 0,011 cast for Mr. Limbton, the Con servative candidate. Mr. Richardson was tho unsuccessful candidato for tho seat in the last election when Gen. Havelock-Allen was re turned by a vote of 8,078 to 0,804. Ballhaar Practically In Bnlna, Bpectal CabU Deepatch to Tna Sua. Constantinople, Feb. 4. Further particu lars of the earthquake whloh occurred at Balikesr, Asia Minor, on Wednesday, wero re ceived here to-day. These reporta say tbac the town is practically In ruins. All of tha mosques, prison buildings, and other nubile structures, nnd a majority of the dwelling houses, are levelled to the ground. King eT the Belgians ITantato Gat Bid eT Ilia Euitliu Crawt Special CalU Detpateh to Tne Bra. London, Feb. 4. Tho Field says that the King of the Belgians, who recently purchased tho yacht Mayflower, belonging to tho es tate ot Ogilen Goelet, has arranged that the crew shall be halt Englishmen and half Bel gians. His idea Is to eventually dlspenso with tho Englishmen. fi.u Bnsllah Strainer Tor lbs Hlandlha. Special CabU Ptipttch Io Tux Sea. SotrriiAMiTON, Feb. 4. Tho steamer Tartar, recently purchased by the Canadian Pacific Railroad Company for service betweon Van couver and Fort Wrangell, at the mouth of the Stlcklno river, will sail from this port to-morrow. Sho will tnko out 1100 Englishmen des tined for the Klondike, together with n largo quantity of stores, telegrapblo cables, &c Gen, Sir George Unite Badly Iajured. Special Cabli Detpateh to Tat Sra. Calcutta, Feb. 4,-Gen. Sir George Stewart White formerly Commander-in-Chief of her Majesty's forces in India, was thrown from bis horse this Inoiiilnp and was seriously injured. One of his legs was broken in two places and ho was badly shaken and bruised. A Ruth Tar StaUhla CerllQeater. The record was broken yesterday In the seal skin certificate department of the Law Dlv Islon of the Custom House. Certificates wero issued to eighteen women, who wished aacquee. S51i!r.?!ider c.pc, coHe-wttes and muffs prolctedtrqn seizure on their .return from WHY JOHN HALt, RESIGNED. OnVItCWB XKYEXVJB 1TAB Milt DOrTlT OFT, ATE XJtAKS. It la Bald That tha Paster VTaat Over tha Book! with the Seealen and Beeldad. ot Hla Una Motlan. That II Wat Tine Tar Hint la Retire Tha rallies- Off or Reveane. At tho meeting called for that purposolast Wodnosday night, tho congregation of the Fifth Avenuo Presbyterian Church became offlolally advised that the ltov. Dr. John Hall had deter mined to withdraw his resignation and continue as tho pastor of tho church. Tho report of tho committee, through whlchlthls decision was officially mado known, was unanimously adopt ed and tho meeting then adjourned, after a ses sion of hardly mora than twenty minutes. In the aftornoon of that day, a member of the ses sion of tho church, in conversation with are porter ot The Bun, said: "The meeting to-night will be In every way harmonious. Aftor that mooting, and In their own good timo, tho sosslon may sco fit to tako Bomo action. Whother or not tho majority of thom will resign I oannot say at tbls tlmo. Bo twoen now and then, howover, the real reason why Dr. Hall rcslgnod may bo mndo public If it le. It w 111 mako mighty Interesting roadlng. "When Dr. Hall announced his resignation from tho pulpit threo weeks ago, tho announce ment astonished tho majority of the congrega tion. Only a very fow In church dreamed that tho pastor oven contcmplntcd such a step. Then speculation, in tho press and among tho congre- f ration, was Indulged in as to tho reason which od Dr. Hall to tuko tho step. "The real reason for thnt resignation has been kopt a eccrct by tho only persons who knew It. Thoy were tho pastor nnd tho session. Doth thought it unnecessary to go into explanations. Thoro has been mucli printed In tho papers uuuut mo session compelling ur. iiaii eo resign and aliout tha scBslon being hostile to Dr. Hall. Now lot nlo toll you something. Instead ot tha sosslon asking or oven suggesting that tho doc tor should resign, tho doctor himself suggested It to tho session. 'Hits may surprlsa bouio per sons, but It Is n fact. '"1 his suggestion on his pnrt was mado after ho had held moro than ono conferenco with tho ses sion. Whon it was made tho sosslon refused to entertulD It. Pastor nnd session had boen considering certain conditions existing In tho church, which both knew must bo faced before Jong. Finally tho do:tor Insisted that tho difficulties which presented thcmsolvos could post be met by his resignation. Seeing tho way committee bo appointed, consisting of certain members of tho session nnd certain members of tho congregation, to meet Dr. Hall and talk tho matter over. Tho commtttco and tho doctor met, provision for his future was mado and tho tlmo when his active pastorato should end was determined upon. What lins happened slnco tbon is well known. Somo time the rest of tho Btory may bo told." Tho rest of tho Btory vvaa told yesterday, whon what mombcrs of the session say was tho actual reason for tho resignation was mado public. It lies In tho fnct that tho church has been run ning behind, financially and In membership. According to tho story. Dr. Hall went over tho membership roll and tho books of tho Treasurer with tho session, and, when he found out how the Btnnulng of the church, in membership and In finances, coinpiircd with Us standing ten years ago, he. In effect, said: "This means that wo are going down hill Tho ofllccrs of tho church oro efllclent. Some thing muBt bo wrong with the pastor. I'm go ing to resign." Somo of tho figures with which pastor and session wero confronted were tho following: In 1880 the church gave to homo missions $32. 000, and this, with church expensos. amount ing to $.33,000. In 1880 tho contributions to homo missions were $44,000; in 1R0O, W3.000; in 18'i:i. 8118,000; In 1807. $12,000. In 1888 the church gave to foreign missions $28,000. in 1800, S.2.1,000: In lSOU, $15,000; in 1807, $0,000 Ten vearsmrotho ehuroh was giving to tho Presbyterian Hoard of Education $2,000. In 1807 it fiavo$0UD. Another thine that tho pastor ' and session noticed was that durimr tho vcars whon Iho church was giving most to tho general church bcnovolcncos tho church expenses were running about $10,000 n year higher than they ore now, and then, after making all donations, thoro was an annunpRurplus. This amounted at ono tlmo to $100,000, nnd it was with tho surplus that tho parsonage ndjolnlng tho church on tho north was built. More than this, it is stated that pow s w hich only a few ears ago rented for $3,000 havo recently gone begging at an annual rental of $5. It has bcon told recently In TnE Sdn that somo of the wealthiest members of the congre gation havo already left the church. Members of the session say that, with the resignations of nve ot tho session In the hands of the pastor ana the prospect of other resignations to follow, tho problem of keeping tho Fifth Avenuo Church in tho place it has occupiod among Ire3byto rlan churches must bo figured out without tho help of tho Sloaues, the Kennedys, tho Malt lands, the McCooks, and others. BXXIPATnX TtATlIEIt THAU AID. Kew Bedford Striken Complaining Because Money UoetaH Come In. New Bedford, Mass., Fob. 4. Tha murmurs of discontent among tho non-union weavers continue and there is little prospect of a bettor feeling on tbclr part unless the contributions from outside sources aro sufficiently largo to warrant giving thom as much strike pay as tho union vv eavcrs get. Secretary Hart, at tho mass meeting tbls aftornoon, said: " Unless tho money comes in faster, the young men and young women in the union evon will havo to shift for thomsclvcs. Tho Executive Committee will seo to It that only members w lth families receive tholr part of tho aid. A largo sum was expected from the outside, but wo've got only sympatb), and sympathy doesn't go far toward filling our atomachs. We are fight ing tho battle for all Now England, but all New England is furnishing us with mighty little ammunition," auusu mm iuujt. upua cue situation witnout bias assert that it is only a question of time when the non union weavers will go to work nnd the Btrlke, so far as the weavers aro con cerned, will be brokon. STRUCK VOIt WAItaTO. Seventeen Chilly Workmen or the Pearlaaa Rubber Company Lote Their Jobs. The Peerless Rubber Company at New Dur ham, N. J., applied to Chief of Police Moylan of North Bergen yesterday for police to guard tho company's property. During the recent cold wave tho temporaturo In tho building was very low, and on Thursday sovontcen of tho em ployees left the works. The company averted a general strike, it is said, by promising to put in additional beating apparatus as soon as possi ble. Yesterday tho striking employees applied to bo restored to their places, but were told thoy wero not wanted. They made threats and, it Is alleged, tried to Intimidate otbor workmen. The police drovo the strikers from the works. Grand Central strike la OCT. The general strlko ot the union mechanics at work at the Grand Central Station was declared oft yesterday, pending a settlement of the con troversy botw ccn the bousesmiths and the metal lathers. W. C. T. I'. Tor Free Cuba. PounniCErrsiE, Fob. 4. Tho Dutchess County W. C. T, U in session here, has adoptod a reso lution declaring for free Cuba nnd condemning Spinlsh cruoltlos. Tho resolution concludes ns follows: "The W. C. T. U. of Dutehoss county feels called upon to set nn oxamplo to othor socie ties by declaring thnt It Is tlmo for tho women of this countrv to uso their tnllucnco with their fathers, brothers hUBbnnds, nnd sons to bring this stato of utfnlrs to a closo bv urging upon all to bring such pressure of public opinion upon Congress which shall forco that body to ut least rccognizo that tbls terrlblo stato of warfare does exist." Cuban Rrsotutlon In Ibe House. Wasiiivotoy, Feb. 4. Representative Wil liams otMlssisslppl Introduced into the House to day a resolution calling upon tho Secretary of Stato to furnish all Information pertaining to tho war In Cuba, 'if n resolution asks especially what progress has been mad In Spain's efforts to Induce tho Cubans Io accept autonomy, iu foimntlou about tho condition of Cuba since the odv ent of tho new roglmo under Gen. Blanco Is also called for. To Oppote Iho SulllTau Bliprasarx BUI. A general meeting of representatives of the various dlsponsarles in this eitj has been called for next Wednesday evening at tho Transporta tion Club, Hotel Manhattan, Madison avenue and Fom-'ccond street, to take action upon the Hulllv an Dispensary bill, now before the Legis lature, 'the call su)s regarding tho bill: "Tills messure, If enacted lntolnw, would seem to cur tail tho usefulness of our Institutions, and seriously affect their self-government," new Nprrlal Train to Urnvrr, Colorado, llrzinn ng Sunday, rVb. 0, "The qolorado Special," rnakirin fastest ic.hr.lulo evrr maintained botxrrn Culcaao ami Colorado's capital city, will iearo Chi cAito. via I hlesKU, Union PaclAo aud Nortnwetttra Hues, CulcaKO and Niinuwrilrrn Hallway On put, at 10 A. 11. dally, and reach Deafer at 1:30 the follow lug afternoon. Equipment perfect, for Information adarrtt . A oroM. ueneral EasUra Acaat,- 483 CRAW It BEXBATlOlr. HeBltlnterea "Swindle" by the aglalatnra and the Slnklna rand Caatntloaloa. Tho Consolidated Ice Company asked the Dock Board yesterday for a permit to build a tempo rary ico slldo at the foot ot West 133th street, "I hays something to say concerning that properly," said President Cram. Then ho wont on to say that on Dec. 30 the city's title to the property along tho North River, between 138th and 130th streets, had boen transtorrod to the estates of Isaao and Simon Bernhclmer in ex chango for the block bounded by 140th and 141st streets without the knowledge or consent ot the former Dock Board, which had spent 9100,000 in improving the property. " Apparently tho city was swindled out ot this money, and no one seems to know Just how It happened," continued Mr. Cram. "The trans fer was raado the day beforo tho old board went out ot ofllce, and as far ns I can find out neither President O'Brien nor his colleagues knew any thing about iL According to tho Information I havo, the transfer was made at tho instanco of Comptroller Fitoh. In any ovont, tho city seems to bo minus tho $150,000 It spent for Improving the property, and all permits Issued for tho uso of tha water front there will havo to bo re voked." PresIdentCram Intimated that a " thorough Investigation " into the matter would bo made. No transfer of city property can be mado without tho permission of tho Sinking Fund Commission. Ex Comptroller Fitch, at whom Mr. Cram's remarks appoared to be almod, was seen at bis homo last night, where, having none of tho dnta, ho was unablo to go Into all tho details concern ing tho transaction. But this much ho said: "Tho property to which I supposo Mr. Cram had reference had bcon In litigation for a long tprm of years. Title to It was elalmod by both the city nnd tho Bernholmors. In order that tho tlleputo might bo delinltoly Bottled tho Legisla ture passed an act two or threo yoarsngo au thorizing tho Sinking Fund Commissioners to mako this settlement on terms equitnblo to both parties. A short tlmo thoroaftor. nt least as long ago as a year nnd a hnlf, tho board held a numborot meetings at which the matter was publicly discussed. These meet ings were reported In tho newspapers at tint tlmo. They wore porfoctly opon and nbovo board, and It waB decided that the city should glvo tho llcrnhoimers a part of tho property In re turn for n warranty deod for the rest of it. Tho details ot the settlement wero left to tho lvvv Department to bo carrlod out. Exactly when this was dono I do not know very likely, as Mr. Cram snld, at tho closo of the Strong administration. I undcrstoot that tho Bernhclmcrs had dlfllcully In making the tltlo to tho city's part of tho prop erty satisfactory to the Corporation Counsel, and very properly ho waited beforo recording tho flnnl papers until this wns accomplished, vvhilo tho particulars of tho settlement wero nrranged by tho Corporation Counsel. I remem ber distinctly that every member of tho old Sinking Fund Commission v oted in favor of tho proposition. "As to tho improvements mentioned as hav ing been made br tho city I know nothing. My Impression was that nothing had been none In that respect, but I cannot say positively. To morrow wo will bo nble to get at nil the papers in the case and clear it up fully." X7TII Or.EJM. Ths Performance or "Die fTalknre In the Motropolltnn. " Die Walktlre " was given last evening In tho Metropolitan as a commencomont ot thocyclus of tho" Nlebelungen Ring" with a cast which, for tho eako of referonco, is appended: Blegllnde Oadskl Brunnhllde Xordlca "rlck staudlgl UorhllJti .Toronta Helmwlge bcya&rd Orlllnda VanCauttren Woltraute HtaurtUl Slegrune Mattfeld bchvrerlelle floettkh Grlmiterde I.. Hartmau Ilosswelato U. Hartmau Blegmuad Kraut Wotan rlxcuer Hundlni Rains Conductor, Damroscb This Is an array of artists that could not fall to make an excollent result. This, indeed, was tho fact, for a very satisfactory por formanco was given that in most regards was not a whit behind tho best render ings that othor seasons havo offered us. Thero was a staff ot Valkyrs that wcrerellablo and tunoful, and against this good background ths stars ot greater magnitude sliono bravely forth, some with radiant splendor, some, with less numerous twinklings and mildor rnvs. Wotan is a role In which Horr Fischer has won almostas many laurelsan ho has in Ilani Sachs. There Is a mellow beauty about his Interpretation and n symDatbv that en dears It closely to bl3 listeners. Such impres sions can only be mado by artists of tho ripest experience. Herr Kraus, as Sieamund. added laurels to tho many already won this season. He had nn entirely adequate coadjutor in Mme. GadsM, who, In tho lovely character of iSieolliule, dis- Elayed to tne fullest extent tho charm ot her cautlful voice and the sincerity nnd assured capability of her dramatic art. Together this pair In tho first act worked up their scene to a pitch of unusual and magnlllcont excitement. They are both forcible, their voices are of phenomenal power, nnd their school is essen tially and unequivocally Gorman. Ever ono of the traditions of tho German stago la strictly obeyed by thcto singers, so that thoy glvo tha very essence of Tou tonic inspiration and emo tion. Scarcely evor was a moro brilliant audience assembled In tho Metropolitan than was gntli orod thoro last evening. Mine. Nordlca's first apnenranco In a groat rolo which has had tho highest interpretation formerly was no doubt in grot measure tho cause of this. Still, "Dio Walkfiro" is a favoiito opera, and never falls to attract largo numbers. A care ful analysis of Mme. Nordlca's presenta tion of tho chief niaffcHrir' must bo resorved for a future occasion. Tho attempt Is a worthy one, and It was certainly worthil) car ried out. In order to becomo grander and moro perfect in tho rolo Nordica must have tho be no il t of time, custom, and mature consideration. At present the part and sho nro grappling, and tbo part so far Is tho best fellow. From past records, however. It would not bo safe to Iny high wagera upon tho role, for not even a Wagner role has moro character anil determination than tho Boston girl who has mounted with stonily determination and unfal tering steps the laddor of fame. Nordica was at her best In tho scene with tho W'alkyrUa. Vocally she did well, but not trans cendently so. Sbe did not seem to havo as much charm In the voice as usual. Still she may be said to have seori d a success. Tno orchestra was In a desirable form and the performance pralsoworthy in evory regard. The Opera To-Day. Mme. Melba will be heard at tho matinee to day as Juliette in Gounod's " Romeo et Jullotte," one of the operas in which Bho is most popular here. MM. Iboi, Boudouresque, Campanarl, Stchmann, Rains, nnd Vivian! and Mines, Toron ta nnd Van Cauteren will also appevr. Slgnor Blmbonl will conduct. In tho evening "Tann bauser" will bo sung at popular prices for the only time this season. MM, Kraus, Fischer, Blspham, Staudlgl. and Rains nnd Mmes. Dad ski, Barna, and Mattfeld will bo heard, Walter Damrotch will conduct. Seldl Society Concert. At the Brooklyn Academy of Muslo this oven IngMr, Soldi. thoSelril Orchestra, and Mr. Rafael Joseffy will play iho following programme: 1. "Marmlon." Symphonic Poem Dudley Duck 3. Piauot'onoerto, K minor Ctinnln U (a) Heart Wounds Orleg fb) Dwarfs and Eifa , Olaon 4, riano Concerto. A major I Itxt 0. "Let Preludei," hjmphonto Poem Lttzt FIRE 3IAHE OVISEA IIEXS CACKLE. A Policeman Outside Heard Them and the Illnte (In Put Out. A lot of guinea hens, cooped up In the hall of the building at 13S Cndar street, gavo tbo alarm yesterday morning whon tho house caught Are. They cacklod so loudly that n policeman out side heard thorn and broke in the door to find the rear room nblnre. The Italians who lived in the house fled. One ot them, Mrs. Car vcllo, dropped hor baby in the excitement, nnd screamed so loudly for it In tho street that the policeman ran In and picked It up. The bouse was damaged $7S. Steamship Morgan City on Tor the Yukon, Tho steamship Morgan City, formerly of the Morgan lino, recently overhauled and refitted for Paclfio coast transportation service, sailed yesterday for San Francisco, whence sho will go to Seattle. Sbe Is owned by tho Josopb Ladue Gold Mining and Development Company of Iho ukon. bho passed out at the Hook at 1 1 o'clock in the morning, and spent nearly four hours ad Justing her compasses. Sho will not touch at any ports on the way to tho Paciflo coast, as sho has enough coal to Inst her tho voyage, which will take between fifty and sixty days. Bteclrle Liable In fourth Avenue Tunnel, The dingy old oil lamps which havo served to halt light the Fourth avenue tunnel for many years were supplantod last night with incan descent electrio lights. Groups of lights con taining five glooea aro placed at intervals of yeryaltyfeet,whitoat the Thirty-eighth and I '.."""th street stairways red globes indicate M exits. KILLED BY A MASKED MAN4. FARMER BORO MURDERED WHILE t BLEEP IN It ED. Hla Wire' Awakes In Time la flee tha Murderer Harjr tha Blada or nn Ate In Her Hue, band' Sknll The Asaattln Btenp, aavlnc No Cine, bntaPele la Arretted an Suspicion. BurrAt), Feb. 4. Farmer Michael Borg, who lived two miles from Lancaster, Erlo county, was murdered by a masked man at 4 o'clock tbls morning whilo asleep in bed with his wife and a year-old baby. Mr. and Mrs. Sorg nnd seven of tholr nlno children llvo In a roomy farmhouse. It was easy for tho raurdorer to effect an entrance, for the Sorgs were careless In the mattor ot fastening doors and windows, and Mrs. Sorg thinks tho back door was loft un locked. Strango noises awakenod Mrs. Sorg at about 4 o'clock. She oponcd her eyes and snw a man standing bosldo the bed with upllflod axo. He wore a piece of cloth over his face. As sho stirred, tho mur derer swung tho axo and tho blado ot it sunk Into Sorg's head. This was orldently tho second blow. It must havo boen the noiso of the first thnt nrouscd Mrs. Sorg. Sho at tempted to spring out of bed and the nandlo of tho axo struck her arm as tho blow descended. Then tho murderer ran through tho door to tho veranda nnd disappeared down tho road. In her night clothes Mrs. Sorg ran to a neighbor's house nnd summoned Farmor Diemlrt, Mr. Sorg's skull was crushed and tho brain exposed, but signs of llfo remalnod until 8 o'clock. A sum of monoyln tno dressor drawer had not boen touched, but Mrs. Sorg bcllavoB tho object of tho murderer wns robbery. Sorg drow $100 out of tho bauk yaatcrdny, and It Is possible that this fact was known to tho murderer. Whon questioned by tbo officials ns to her sus picions, Mrs. Sorg rccallod that Michael Ro guskl, n Pole, who lives at Dcpow, recently bought a cow from her husband nnd had not paid in full for it. Roguskl had n horso which Sorg was nnxious to buy, and Sorg had told Ro guskl that how ould havo somo monoy to buy it with after ho called at tho bnnk yesterday. Mrs. Sorg said that n few days ago Roguskl drove her homo from tho vlllago storo in bis sleigh, and complained bitterly that her husband had cheated him on tho purchase of tho cow. The murderer was about tho slzo and build of Ro guskl. and wlilla sho could not identify him, hor suspicions w ero so strong thnt tho conBtnblo arrested Roguskl tbls aftornoon nt his homo in Dopcvv. Ilouskl stoutly maintained his innocence but on n search of his house fresh blood stains were found on tho pillow ot his bed. Ho ex plained this by saying that hlswlfo's nose bled last night, nnd Mrs. Roguskl continued this story. Two axes found in tho hotiso wcro caro full) oxnmlned. but no trnco of blood was found. A neighboring farmer said ho had loaned an nxe to Roguskl nt nbout (I o'clock lust night, but the nxovvas returned within an hour. Tho nxu In Son-'s woodshed does not nnnoar tn hnrn hnpn used, and tho efforts of tho Sheriff to find tbo murderer's weapon havo bcon unsuccessful. It Is remarked, too. that tbo first persons to appear on tho sceno woro unablo to find any footprints in tho snow to lndicato where the murderer en tered tho honso or w hit courso he took In do parting. This has served to cast a slight suspi cion on Mrs. Sorg. "OtT TUB RAyiCS OF THE TTABASn." A Bang, Compotrd with Poetic License, That la.low (Cnjojlnc Popularity. Tho region of tho Wabash, or Valley of the Wabash, as It is sometimes callod, is not very popular among theatrical people, for there Is probably no part of the travelled East, West, or South of the United Statos In which, generally speaking, thaitrical companies do bo poorly and disappointed expectations are so many ns in tho Bcctlonof tho country which lies betweon Torre Hauto and Evansvillc. But tho name, the Wabash, has como recently into notice, owing to tho achievements of R, W. Thompson, Bomo times called "Tho Ancient Mariner of tho Wa bash "(ho was bocrctary of tho Navy in tho Hayes Cabinet), and to tho doath of Danlol W. Voorheos, known for thirty yoars among poli ticians in tho United States as "Tbo Tall Syca more of tho Wabaeb." Possibly for this reason, possibly for somo other reason. Paul Dressor, who has written a number of successful local songs, has given to bis latest. Just now very popular, tho tltlo "On tho Banks of tho Wabash, Far Awuy." Dresser Is tho author of " Just Tell Them That You Saw- Mo." "Don't Tell Hor That YouLovo Her," "What Would Your Answer Be, Yes or No t ' The music of "On tho Banks of tho Wabash, Far Awa v," Is genorally held to account for lis present success, which could not, many think, bo found in tne words. This Is the first vorsc: Round niy Indiana homestead wave the cornfields, In the ilUtancp loom the woodland! clear and cool; Ofteutlmea my thouichta revert to bcenes or childhood, Where I first reci Ived my teutons nature a achooL But cine thlnit thro la iul4iln In the picture. Without her face It scema so Incomplete, I long to seo my mother In tho doorway As sbe stood thcrcveara ago her toy to greet. Persons who hnvo travelled on or near tho Wabash River, in Indiana, nre awaro of tho fact that It is an irregular stream, nnd that 220 miles of Itswholo longth, which la 550 miles, is not navlgttblo bj stenmbonts. This circum stance, however, line not beon taken Into ac count by the author of tho song; neither has tho fact that thero is much wooded land nlong Its banks, for tho chorus or refrain is ns follows: Oh tho moonlight's fair to night along the VVahath, Irom tho fields thero comes the breath of new mown hay. Throne!) the sycamores the candle lights are gleam lug On the hanks of the Wabash, far away. Ono peculiar feature of tho popularity of this Bong io the fact that although somewhat bucolic in character, it hsa rievolopotl a great vogue among colored Bingors, many of whom, it might natural!) bo supposed, would be moro partial to musical themes rela Ing to the sunny South thnn to ono rioscrlblm, conditions which oxist in the section of tho country in which colored in habitants aro very rare. Poetic liconso hasbecn held by many to extend to song writers ns woll as to otbor versifiers, and It must be In vlowof this liconso that tho rcfercncocontnlned In tho second verso of the song to "strolling by tho river" Is made, for those familiar with tho binksoftho Wabash nro awaro that any pro miscuous strolling would end in tho river Itself. 1 his v erao is as follows: Man years have patted since I strolled by the river. Arm Inarm, wlthatw etheart Marv hy my aide. It wat there I trlrd to tell her that I lored her, 1 1 as there I bepged of her to ho my bride. Long years have parsed tlnce I strolled through the churchyard She's sleeping there, mv angel Mary dean I loved her. hut the thought I didn't mean It, Still I'd give my future were the only here. The muslo of "On the Hackensack" would probably sound as wall us the muslo of "On the Wabnsb, Far Away," but it wouldn't bo half so sentimental. GRADE cnOBSING EUEEAU. Tho BallreadCommltalon Looking Tora Bailable Man to Organise It, Aiiiavy, Fob. 4. Tho Stato Railroad Com mission has not ns yot been nblo to organize its grado crossing bureau. Tho resignation of Mr. Charles R. Do Freest, former Secretary of tho board, nhowas tobavobocnplacodlnthnrgo. occasioned somo cmbnrrassmont, nnd tho board has as j ot been unablo to obtnln tho services of a suitable ocrson to organize tbo burenu. Col. Ashloy W. Colo. President of tho board, sold to-tlny thnt tho Commissioners nro Becking for n woll equipped man for tho place, nnd nre nt present turning their at'entlon In tho direc tion of tho rnllnny emplnvcos nf tho Stnto for such a man. To fill tho post efficient!) tho irnti should havo not only n familiarity with rail way operations nnd construction, but should know tho general featuris of tho Itallroad luw of the Rtatt, ospcclallv thoso portions nppl) lng to grado crossings, nnd should bo nble to con duct tinnortnnt correspondent o. It Is bellcvod that sut h n man cun bo obtained from tho ranks of organised railway omplo)oos. No man will bo eelected who Is not possessed ot these quali fications and tho necessurj ubllity to conduct tho affairs of the department. B AIT MILLS HUMMING, Important Bevlval or Iba Lumbar Industry Along Puiot Sound. Seattle, Wash , Feb. 4. Tho cedar shingle combine has expired by limitation on Puget Sound. Tbo mills have Btartod up again under most favorablo conditions with all the orders thoy can fill during the season. It Is estimated thut H.000 men w ho wero lillo on account of tbo combino closlmr tho mills wore put to work yes terday and today at increased wages, tho mill men being able to pay bolter wages through Iho adv anccd prk t s now being received for shingles. The lumber Interest Is picking up ranldly, nnd tho logging camps throughout Puget Sound aro increasing and In tniny Instancesdoubllngtbelr fori ct. Sawmill men report the outlook more encouraging than for many years. Street Car I.I net In Ualllmora Called. Baltimoiik, Feb. 4. After soveral days of ne gotiation tho Baltimore City Pusscnger Railway and the Central Railway Company bavo con solidated, and the stockholders of both compa nies will bo callod together to ratify the conaoU sUtUoo , . OAMBLIHO CLUB RAIDED. Banlette, rare and Haaird Table Selaed Airrod Hallaabaok Arrested. Tho Crown Club was Incorporated on Dee, 18, 1807, nnd preceded to run "wldVopon" at 107 West Forty-fifth street. Last night CapU Titus nnd two wnrdmen of tho West Forty seventh strcot station raided It nnd possessed thcmsolvos of ns fine n gambling layout as over came Into the hands ot the pollco ot this town. They wont In tho afternoon and so along with tho gambling Implements thoy got only ono prisoner, who Is alleged to bo tbo proprietor of the club. Alfred Hnllcnback, a well-known sporting man, is tho prisoner. Two weoks ago Capt. Titus was informed by ono of his wnrdmen that tho houso would boar watching. Woll-dressod men were entering and leaving tho promisos nt all hours of tho night, Capt, Titus reported to Chief McCul lagh that ho bcliovod gambling was going on there nnd ho was ordered to stop it. Ho couldn't get In to get ovldcnco, so ho de cided to tako a chance. At S:30 o'clock yos terday afternoon ho took Wardmen Brown and Flndlcy and rang tbo door bell. Hallonbaok opened tho door. Capt. Titus told who ho was and said ho understood a club occupied part of the premises. It was to visit tho club tbo Cap tain sold ho had called., "Tbo club is on tho second floor," said Hnl lcnback, "but I haven't got tho koys." "Woll, wo'll go up nnd loo): at the hall, said tho pollco Captain, entering the houso with the two wnrdmon. Upstairs thoy went, followed by Hnllcnback. At tho head of tho stairs Capt. Titus came to a standstill and said, turning to Hnllcnback! "You said you didn't havo tho keys, didn't yout "No, I haven't got 'cm," said Hallonback. "W ell, 1 guoss wo con dlsponso with thom," snld the policeman. His two companions Joined him. nnd nil thren nut their Rhnuldei-M en fhn door. They poshed, nnd In a minuto it gavo way. Hallonback stood noar protesting. Tho wholo floor was ono largo room. It was furnished In the most exponslvo manner. Tho policemen's hoavy-Bolod shoes sunk deep Into tho onrpet. The furniture was of tho boBt, Near the door stood two rouletto tables, the mountings pf which wero of silver. Toward tho front of the houso was a faro table, and nearby was a hazard table. In a closot wero found two bags ot ivory chips 4.000 in all. There wasn't a deck ot cards in sight, and no cards wero found on tho floor aftor a thorough examination. Capt. Titus ordered Hallenback's arrest and the patrol wagon carried the card tables and chips to tho station house. Soon after tho raid Inspector Brooks ap peared at the station house He was followed later by Chief McCullagh. They congratulated Capt. Titus nnd examined tho confiscated gambling outfit .with a good deal of interest. 'Iho pollco will destroy tho outfit. Hnllcnback- who is well fed and prosperous looking, said ho was 40 years old and was a speculator, no lived on tho top floor of tho houso. The rest of tho houBO Is said to bo used Py the club. Hnllcnback wasn't locked up long, for William Fitzgerald of 243 West Forty-fourth street gavo ball for him. Magistrate Ham mer camo to tho pollco station and took tho bond, which was necessary, as having gam bling implements on tho premises is atfolony. A Sun reporter was unablo o loam last night the namos of any of tho members of tho Crown Club. A RAKED POTATO lit COVRT. Oven Wouldn't Bakal Well That Potato Wat Cooked t a Cinder. OitAN'OG, N. J.. Feb. 4. A baked potato was nn oxhlblt In tho District Coui there to-day. It had beon bakod in an oven in which, so sev eral accomplished housewlvos testified, they could bako nothing, and on which they could not ovon melt vasellno to grease a sick baby. Tho suit was brought by Frederick II. Williams against Frederick T. Crone, the City Engineer of Orange, for tho November, December, and January rent of the house at 280 High street. Mr. Williams testified that ho had agreed in April last to rent the houso to Mr. Crans if he would sign a leaso for one year from May 1, 1807, and pay $23 a month rent. The lease was drawn but was norcr signed, because the Cranes declared that tho rango In the kitchen was useless. Mr. Crano swore that he told Mr. Williams that If a new rango was not put in before Nov. 1 he would move out of tho house. Mr. Wil liams denlod this, and declared that Mr. Crano bad told him not to get a now range, as he was going to move on t on Nor. 1 anyway, and that e did movo on Oct. 28. . Mrs. Crane said that she had repeatedly triad to cook and bake with the range, without avail, nnd Mrs. Evorett and Mrs. Brown, her neigh bors, testified that thoy had been present on several of theso occasions, and could corroborate Mrs. Crane s story. Simon D. Faults swore that he bad put in the rango nnd had oxomined It onco w bile Mr. Crano lived there and onco since ho left. On the last occasion he put a thermometer in tho oven and built a lire in the range. Tho thormometer. ho swore, roso steadily until tho bottom foil out ot tho Instrument, Two potatoes which he bod put In tho ov en a few minutes before, bad to be placed on tho oven shelf, he said, to prevent them from burning to a crisp. One of these fotatocs bo ato, tho otber ho produced In court. t was black as coal, and did not look like a very toothsomo morsol. Decision in the case was reserved. Arranging lo rvoliry Wnnamaker. Pnir.ADEr.i'iiiA, Fob. 4. An Informal call was made on John Wnnamaker to-day by William T. Tildon, Col. Irwin of Clearfield county, and Thomas Hoopes of West Chester, representing tho gathering of Stats Republicans at tha Bourse on Wednesday. Tho object of tho visit was to appoint a day to formally notify Mr. v anamaker of tho desire to nominate hfra for Governor. A full comraltteo will be appointed hy Chairman Koontz for this purpose. The noti fication will probably take place on Monday. Where Tetterday'a Plrea Were. A M 1:00, 43 StoDo itreer. It. W. Cameron ft Co, damage tSOO. 2. 41S Eatt 108th street, Charles Meyer, damage trifling; I) DO, 105 Cedar street, John Meehan. damage SS 4-1S, 300 Wait Thirty Hxih street, Frank Golden, ilamtgj I6i 10 89, Sty West Seventeenth street, James Ilalnta, damage trifling; 10HS, 468 Second avenue, BlymBaker, damage S600. lltto, 1304 Intervale avenue John Itlmmer, damagoSSOOj It-IB, 215 Park row, Mia. Lane, dam aire S100. P.M. -IS 40. Hll Fifth avenue, F. L. Laming, dam age S2oi I 43, Jefferson avenue, between Jamaica and btewart aveuuea (borough of Queens), Eugene l'oetton. damaseSX.OOO, a -io.Sia East Eighty fifth stroet, Mary htumneld, damage SKOOi D-fo, Nine teenth urenuo aud Ulngtbrldgo road, H. Pulton, dam age SbOOi U:1B, 184V Washington avenue, Julius Prelck. damage trifling! 8 30, US! rfanoock street. Catherine Nlltl. (lamaito trifling, H 43, 404 West Forty seventh ttrret, Mary Barry, daman trifllngi 0 zfi, 231 l'earl atreet, daman trlfllog. BPARKB FnOJII THE TELEGRAPH. Private William Klein of Company D, United Statet Englneera' Battalion, stationed at Wlllett Point, L. I , fell from the hayloft In tha stables on Thursday night and broke bit neck. Harry b. Anuhry. a teamster, waa Instantly killed yesterday morning at Chenango Bridge, H. T. While driving a team attached to a load ot iogt down a bill the chains whlcn held tho logs on the slelgb gave way and they rolled off, cruthlog him to death. Superintendent of Inturanco Parn has ltauedhts certificate or authority to the Tradera' Fire Insurance Company of hew York to commence hutlneu. tho compauy having fully organised at a Joint stock fire Inturanco corporation with a pald.up oapltal of SSOO.OUU and a paid In turplut of S3U.0OO. Patrick Dugan ot Alhany, aliout 03 years old, who for thlrt-nve years had tarred thahew Ynrk Central Hallroad as flagman at thu Van VVoert street crusting, was killed yesterday. In trying to escape Superin tendent Harrington a engine Mnhswk he jumped In front of a train coming In from the n eat. The Phi Helta Tbeta Club of New York city was In corporated yesterday for anclal purposes and to ad ranee the Interests or the Phi no.ta Theta fraternity. Thedlreetoie arsi Dudley It Hnrton, Arthur'. Van Ueldcr, Cieorge I.. Walker, Frederick A. bouihworth, lxula h. Van Norman, llarrr Knox, Libert P Callen dcr, rruoklln II VVaro and L 11. Uatkervllluof New York olty and L. E. A. Drurnmond of Brooklyn, In winter weather Every organ demands More from the Blood than nt Any other season. Hood's Snreaparilla Gives the vitality Needed to resist Chilling winds And stoiTns, And is invaluable To all who aro "Weak and f rail, Owing to Deficient blood. ' ; 1W WellWorth PickingUp. Our bargains in Overcoats and Suits. Business Suits, $12 & $15, regular prices $15 to $20. High Class Overcoats, $15, $20 8c $25, regular prices $20 to $38. Boys' Fine Overcoats, $8 & $10, from $12 & $14. Boys' Suits, $6 8c $8, from $10, $12 & $14. Children's Suits, at $3.50, originally $6 8c $7. 8T0IIE8 OPKN THIS EVENINO. HACKETT, I Broadway; CARHART Corner 13th &rr I Corno CannI, vAJ Near Chnmbera Mens Furnishings. Mens Cape Gloves, Outseam, colors: red and tan, $1. OO. Laundered Dress Shirts g$ cts. Night Shirts, Utica Nonpareil Muslin, 1 50 cts. I Lord& Taylor I Broadway & 20th Sb ' rrno fab miss l. b. TETERsost A Tonne; Woman Buaaoaeol to Bo from Tarrr town ICIlla Ileraair la Beaten. Boston. Feb. 4. Miss L. 8. Peterson, whose home Is supposed to bo In Tarrytown, N. Y committed suicide at Young's Hotel early this morning- by gas asphyxiation. Yesterday fore noon she arrived here and soenred a room on ths second floor. After trotnc to ths room sho went out and bought a rubber tubs six feet long. Boms time In the nbjht) she must have attached ono end of ths eas Jet and turned tho eas on. She waa found doad at 11 o'clock this morning-. She was 6 feet tall, weighed 125 pounds, had dork eyes and dark hair, was comely, and about 22 years old. The young woman's Eshoea wero marked T. Alexander. New York. All her clothing bora the stamp L. S. Peterson. Miss Peterson had no luggage of any kind ex cept a silk umbrella. She had a black leather pockotbook containing several manicure arti cles and $1.35. She wrote no letters while here and loft none. Her dress was of brown cashmere. Her hat was a small turban trlmmod with ribbon and a small bins feather, bha did not register yesterday. IQt sent a servant from the ladles parlor to do so. So far ns known she ate nothing at the hotel. TAniiVTowN, Feb. 4. Miss lu S. Peterson Is not known In Tarrytown. A Mr. Patterson Is President of tho Tarrytown Savings Bank, but he has no daughters. Ho has a sister living In New York, but said that he had seen hor TaM on Thursday night. FROM MONTE CARLO TO SNAKE MILL, Gambler Blntfarnaaala tlemeval Canaes m Vav eancy In n Beard or Vraeheldere. Philip Blndernagel, a member of the Hudson county (N. J.) Board of Freeholders, who Is serv ing a one-year term In the penitentiary at Snake Hill, sent his resignation to the Board on Thurs day night, and It was. accepted. Blndernagel, who was formerly Chairman of the Penitentiary Committee, has beon a prisoner In the Institu tion for about a month. He was convicted of keeping the gambling resort known as "Llttlo Monte Carlo1' in West New York. Tha Town Council of West New York was officially noti fied yesterday of tho existing vacancy and re quested to appoint some one to succeed Blndernagel. Bolaw Zero In Jersey. Hackehback, Feb. 4. Farmer Dunn baa ai other opportunity to express dissent from veracious reports ot suburban weather, espe cially thoso sent In from tbo valley of the Hackensack, from Little Ferry to Park nidge. Throughout this aectlon.for a distance of thirteen miles, thermometers this morning Indicated a temperature of S' to 11' helow zero at 0 o'clock, and In several localities It nu 0 below at 7.30. On the slopo at New Mllford a spirit and a mer cury thermometer each marked 8' below ; at the samo placo, on the level nt tho Ilackensnck water works, whoron careful weather record Is kept the year round, the mark was O'rolow; on the flats, cust of tbo nator works, tho mer cury registered 11' bclon zero. In Hackensack tbo temporaturo was as low as 8' below In su exposed loiulltj. At 7:30 It was U'bilow en Hackensack Heights. Tnppnn Hay Iroson Orer. Nvack, Fob. 4. Thoro Is nn unusually ani mated scene on tho Hudson Itlver hero to day. For tho first tlmo In several joirs'fappan Hy Is frozon all tbo way across nt Its widest point, three and a quarter miles, and large crown are , on the Ice. Several have crossod to Tarry toij i to-day with safety. Tno bo)e, IxitilsOdci! and tL'lf Kverett DIautelt, whilo attempting to uslk IV across the river yestorda), fell Into an airholo 1- and nent down Into tho water. They ere I rescued with great dlljlculty. 'I Boeieu Ilarbor Freestng, j Bostok, Feb. 4. The harbor was frozen over II this morning, and Ico Is forming oven helow : Boston light, ten miles from tho city. It 1 said that tbls has happened bu t onco beforo altico 1 S I J. If I Killed Illmtelr In Ilia OfUee. PniLADEU'lll k, Feb. 4. James F. Haynarcl. . Junior momber of tho commission firm of Cihall & Baynard, shot himself in tho head at his nf B flee, 312 South Front street, tills niornlntf, nut died In a chair. He loft nothing to Indicate his M purpose In destroying himself, but his act is u Bfl tributrd to business enres. Ho uh 11 )cirs jM old, a widower, and left u son 13 j tars old. fM JOTTINGS A II OUT TOWN. jH Next Monday a netr branch foil Office, to be snomi ' m as station U. will bo oixnod at the nortbsul oaiaar ,' BM at Xhlrd avenue and lesi street. - , M H ImM