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IF ' ' THE SUN, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1898. .
It ' ' , i. i i p .rani f anarciiyIn their march . After Milne., al Che Trial er herllT wl- . ! ' 'P"'- "" rV i.oJolrncr. TIifmIi, nnd l.nwlr... ". .r lli Mrlker.-lVeDertr Ile.trojed. mnnr 1'a., KoK 1U. The;dofencc!ln . !Z of -"crlll Marti., and hi deputies for S! Lat timer shooting cnt on to-dny piling up 01 If MI.U ii' '"" th0 ,tat0 of rlot I Gorier wblih "' '" ,ho cnllra ,lB7l- MSf"r a uek lfore tho shooting. All T wC" w-n.lnrf lo.lar from Audcn- . Z TrUo-n. Mh or llrook. and Kbcrvale. fHo the strikers turning club. Iron bars. I Miohcr- mid committing acts ot lolonco. S, .upermlrndrnl bosses, and foremen do mA how llio strikers stopped tho works. SSKenloMh.. the. bad been maltreated by .k, striker, nnd stationary and locomotive en- U conductors, and llre.uen told how they btdbeen chased from their engines, trains nnd " and boys of several nallonalltlos, Amcrl "Vwrlbh. Irish. Welsh. Italian, nnd even a reader. t torlC9 "f ,hc rC' ?' tcrror" 4d hr the mobs that marchod from col tor to colliery, and from one mining patch to snather. dftroying and damaging property. wine and thr.atcnlng men and boys, and ..ndlneiich fear before them that men, wo 2L.i!dihlUren lied hen they heard of their weroach. In one Instant o a lono woman, hear Si toward dusk that tho dreaded band. were MOiins, took her little children and fled to S. woods and remained there all night. In lbs static words of the witness describing this I lw her and tho children co into tho broth. mo did not tco them lomo out again until tho next morning. ' . . . .. Panicl Ittllcr, tho first witness called to tho stud today, said that ho was a fireman em rioted In tho boiler homo of tho Sliver Brook colliery. On Sept. :! a bowling. Infuriated mob of strikers appeared In Silver llrook. They cams Into tho hollir louse. draggodjthotwitnesa out, audmailo him march along. Iho strikers wire armed with clubs and iron bars. William It Ordnero( the same placo had a roe-redan. " ",J ,inrrlen;e On t-cpt. 7 n crowd of L'OO Xrs XVcd him into Xhe brush and fired it. stots latter htm. '1 ho liolo torn by a bullet in his coat was shown to the Jury. Ausw : Huloleer. alio ' M or "T,00 ,Wa5 kilne sOil bn.ikfmt when tho strikers took SSeijion o.' the place, on r-ept. 7. One burly BSw came in, and. swinging a flub over his head, ordered him to hum up and lomo along. "Vbat could I del" snld tho witness. "My house wss surrounded by a lot of men armed irtth clubs, and I had to march along to Me Tiers the crowd broke into Superintendent Oomer Jones s l.ouo and looked for him with tSs intention of killing him. Peter tinker, also ot Silver llrook. was also forced into tho ranks in a simll ir mnnr.fr. Uno of tho striken mado t speech, saying that if any of tho English speaking miners, worked on tho following day tier would be killed. Adolrjh Ilemzel of Silver llrook saw tho strikers coming fto.n .MlAiIoo on tho samo day. Tbsy had club and Iron bars and ran into tho breiker and stripping and chased tho men working there out. They also enteral tho houses nd took men out. Tho witness was oris of these. I ndcr tnrents of violence tho strikers forced him into their ranks. Ho saw men flee into the brush and tho strikers tire shots alter them Wtien a chanco offered tho witness escniieJ from tho ranks of the strikers ind hid In the brush all night. Robert Alrey told what tills crowd did to tho break' at bilur llruuk. They blow tho whis tle, stopped the men from working, chased them about, and broke ccry window In the building ZOn tho follow ing day they came again til made tho witness march along to Hazlc tou, six miles away, when they said thoy wcro going to stop the Hnrlcton mines. On the way there they slopped the JoancsUllo mine. James Long, superintendent of tho Silver Brook Coal Company, said that when, on Sopt. S,hohcJiril that tho strikers wero toinlng. 600 strong, ae had at onccishut dow n tho orks and told his men to go home. He hail done this be cause he had heard that the strikers had beaten men elsewhere, and ho did not want his men baton. When the strlkors came they entered the breaker and stopped tho engineer from boiittag men from tho mine. They broke 300 wlndous In tho breaker. When the witnosa remonstrated, a striker hit him on tho shoulder with dub. The crowd had clubs, bars, drills and jlovtlj. liiey pulled and blow both whis tles of tho breaker. Tho w ltnoas"eirihilnod that when the whittles were blown in the mlddloof the day it meant to stop work. Henry Weston, the engineer of a mine loco motive, tho next witness, wus forced from his nglno by a gang of twenty strikers on Sept. 2. Iley had clutij and irons and drew a rovolier and made liim stop his locomotive. Then they uncoupled the cars and ran the engine down ths slope. When on -ept. 3 a crowd of sixty held him up nj,-ain he was better prepared for them. A man strain tried to pull film from his cib And he drew his roolcr and threatened to shoot tho man. They did not bother him any further. Frank Turpini. an Julian fruit peddler, tho succeeding witness, was stopped by the strik ers at McAdno and robbed by them of his wagon load ofpcichen. W. J. Hays, outside torom.n for the lxhlgh Valley Coal Company at Audenned, mid that on "-cpt. i! ho hnd soen the strikers ho to No. 4 colliery ut Audonrled and from thero to Sllier llrook. Then he saw the strikers coming to Audcnried. They had sticks, clubi andiron bars. Tho witness went to the slonejii hero thej-trikers had stopped the njines Thin lie went bark to tho breaker, where ho found some'of the strikers. He asked one what business ho had there and put him OIL "I felt that my American citizenship was beinj trampled on " d the witness. inconsrcjuenieof u,0 depredations committed hy the strikers the hrtaker was Idle for nearly a month aid (fXi men were thrown out of em ployment. The entire community had boon mitbtcned and terrorized by tho visits of tho strikers. Anthony Unlet, a jnung Italian employed at lorktonn, was caught by tho strikers and forced to innri h withthim. They threatened to bait him with cUba and an Italian had said that he would put n knlfu In him if ho did not Iiome alontr. Allen Weir, manager of J. C. llayden A. I o.'s store at Mler llrook. said that MP!. J, wl n hu hi.ard that the strikers wero eomnit, he atourotlos'-d up the store because; ?. i5'.!lal llu strikers hud done at other i.1.1 :. ."hen tho trowl came it was armed with sticks, UiiIh, Imp., pitk handles, drills and p.eccs or ui pipe. ..A Phn Mct'iuldcn. foreman at Silver Hrook. li. i '.he ,C0,"lnB of the strikers and how thoy S?..J.' . '"'" inanh with them. In onler to .li "'"'. ?ro"' estaping they put un armed 5 in m hil" m.n , " Kt-lslian, a sturdy young IZngllm ffim "rl al "nrk "lien "i strikers surprised SvTv .i ! ""'K '" Ih'k aw aj from hlin and em .i I' """"u '"" ",r " e'"". They "oM ba, i? ,J v. ""' l" ' ' itimie working, so ho wont sTrii ' hl" ''"'" '" T''onn. lie saw tho S" ". torgn gated on tlio main street thcio. him ",' "! -'it Intii hU linusu nman followed wv.ii0 "and, wanted him to m.ireh along, him ... r.t.f'.1'.111 !1U "triktrs ntiomulcil to drag ttewmL W ' ' V' "' re sniggling together aU i ,1? 1 ".bltf Nc" f'indl.inil clog uuno to his b,,,.h,rlf( Mi 'letl'In a man's shoiilder and taV .i 'i'" ""Vl" '""' witness took adnn link LlM1' ""I himself loorf. ran through a hek fin garden mid escaped over a theCKI,1 Xi'cRln!," londutlor of a coal train of train ..n.1' ."lk ""llroad. when running his wa.r,MDJVilR' ''raiilrry breaker on Hept. 7. Hen .'J"1 'y """trikers to leavo his engine, cli. n .ricfUeWl "1LV k",,lt'1 him. Ouo man eae4tonfIll0l';,eu,,,.f tho enrino and threat- SovnJi rc Ml"'lth a mlriliiK needle, action. r .","""'' '"k' ltnii..M doscrlbcd tho bid rn,Vi'0 btr'?lf "t Audcnried. how they threat i "'"" ''"trojcd property, beat and them it ,'. "",'!' ""ll "1l" "'ui "iarc'i w'' roarked K, ",0" "'ll'1 lllat the strikers re hen th!,r a'tl",1"',re going to Ijittlmer, and hrcar,7 Ck tUcy "ould burn a'' Ul Wwtt',r'9,rY,t'",,l,t' lTk In tho KbcrTnleofllcc, the n ndnu V .;",I'S' St-Pt. 7. and ordered rs Mino ,i.'ihl,lBr", t',")ul- Wlien "'0 3lrlk the Mn.imi f"r"',1 "" ,lie shutters, broko In the otllr. , 1,lirt,i";'d to slioot tho men he 'trlkirs'' "mil" thcm Joln ,ho ruriV ot Midl'hHthTL,llVi,',''t l'ne examined tolay. ! was!., "'i'i1'" "'"" r "" "lltIlt ' "l0 K'ler the itrlklr.0 " V."" u In Iho ntlleo when f tie i, ,',"" lr '"- l.r,l "1U thrown the life f iit.3 1'l V" .""! ol11.1 u a"'1 dtmanded that "'uted ti -iJ . '',', 'f'lrwn, 'Ihnwltiie.s 't'lkers loki"!!"';' ol;".r' .'""l "" " two of IU0 l him iT ''". r .,1I"I"' ''J 'il faiound want fused -a,i ! ,yiUJl,vm- I"0 wltueM ngaln "ree ifu r.'f'i" h fvolter. liistantly tho "wto,,, h.!1"'; ,retolcrs and dared tlie wn. 1?I., .? I" '",,ll, "ef" against him. ""reat. n iu. ' l".,1'"' J11,,'"1' ,A"ur t0"10 " on.nnd b lwi Mrlk,r Joined Ibelr com 'nna ttm MlicjIntrmMl marchtduway. UuslnrM Troubles Well?,1 ',r0'' ComaT. dealor In lumber at dtytoPr. !rm,md,!,n "signment yester- m ,MI n,,,e"' 777' uctu1 ""' W60. ,1, 'lfr' -"l-J ha. taken charge of tbe '"'iro m"'"'? ' K1"""' Klein, manufac, ;3Mertee'lf.l,'l'"lul', and hoiinet frame, at f''of l)!i"!lteKol,"tt"e,ocut'0" ior 518 ln 'T KeHpu,'iTnj- ft;",uer Pu deeper rester- ,atecniiiir,,? "' "llv,raro at 11 Kast , f "' ofjnjwtcuilun for 93a In c. r. js. x. ox ins warpath. The Read Reduces tfaa rare from tan else t Iftw Yark to Bo. San Francisco. CaL, Feb. 24. Tho Canadian Paclflo threw a bombshell Into tbs camp of the American railroad agent thl. morning by an nouncing that ticket would bo cold from Ban Francisco to Now York via VancouTver at 910 first class and $30 second class. A tho lowest flnt-clais rate by the Central and Union Paclflo 1 970, the slio of tho cut may bo appreciated. Tho agent here lay that east-bound business by tho Canadian road la slight at this scaon, nnd they do not fear demoralization, but they recognize the danger to tho Klondlko business if thoso rates aro enforced In tho Kast. In fact, the Southern PaclUo will havo tomcottho cut or seo nil tlio Klondlko travel go to Vancouver and Seattlo. Everything depend on tho Chicago mooting to-day or to-morrow. If the Canadian l'aclflo cannot ho placated then tho Southern Paclflo will be compollcd to cut tho present ratos noarly In half, ClltCAQO. Fob. Ji4. At a meeting of the Wost ern Passenger Association to-day, ox cry road In tho association being representod. It was agrond to "meet" rates of tho Canadian Pacific. In short, tho rate war is on. and rates may bo expect ed to drop in a few days. Thero Is orldenco that tho present contest, which, ns railway men do claro.ln volvcs the voryexlstence of Northwcstorn American roads and has been embittered by re peated contests ln tho past, will bo decisive A committee otsoven, representing the Den vor and Illo Grande, Union Pacltlc, Northern 1'ncltlc, Ilurllngton, Chicago Great Wcatorn, Chicago, Milwaukee nnd St, Paul, nnd Chicago, ltock Island and I'acldo was appointed to make and adjust rates. Before the Western road can competo to ad vantage with the Canadian Pacific, tbo Inter state Commerce Commission will havo to sus pend the operation of the " long and abort haul " clause, nnd Eastern roads will havo to make through rates with Western road to the l'a clflo. The Western road are certain of the as sistance of tbo Grand Trunk. Itlsexpectod that the gravity of the situation will Induco tbe Joint Trnmo Association, which controls all Intermediary lines wost of Now York, to bring thoso roads Into line. Thero is little doubt that the Interstate Commerce Commission will sus pend tho long nnd short haul clause The com mission has always done It boforo. Ciiicaqo. Fob. 21. President of Western roads, to whom was referred a settlement of tho Denver fast train squabble, reached an agree ment to-day by which all danger of a rate war Is avoided. Thoy adopted a resolution declar ing In favor of an extra faro for fast train ser vice. As to w hat tho faro should be for tho Don vor or any other special service they rofcrred tho details to tho general passenger agents to work out, jioiwuan of jinooiczYir. ITbr Police Pensions Aro Hubs: Up Minor Ap polntroents by Comptroller Coler. Police Commissioner Hamilton, who Is Treas urer of the board, had this to say yesterday in regard to the hanging up ot tho Novembor and December police pensions in tho borocgh ot Brooklyn: "I havo no authority to pay tbo Brooklyn pollco pensioners for November and December, although I havo a balance In tbo general fund, which would cnablo mo to do so. Thero was a deficit of $0,000 in tho Brooklyn pension fund and I havo no authority to pay llrooklvn's debts out of money belonging to the greater city. I cannot pay the pensions for theso two months unless tbo Corporation Counsel authorizes me to do so. Hereafter nil tho pensioners will be paid rcguUrly from tbo genera! fund." Theso additional appointments have been made by Comptroller Color in the Auditor's office in Brooklyn: J. F. Scanlan. inspector. S.1.COO! W. W. Horan. inspector, $1.-00: John II. Itoblnson. Heglstor of Claims. $1,100; Kd word T. Clantz. bookkeeper, $1,000; John J. Mo Kona, messenger. $1,000; Thomas F. Lungan, Warrant Register, 1.000. At an adjourned lueotlng of the Brooklyn School Board last night tbe discussion over the by-laws was continued and some amendments wcro proposed. Several members spolto ot tho hardships which many teachers had Buffered from the failure to receivo their salaries since September, and Mr. Hlgglns reforred to the caso of a teacher who was threatened with ejectment from her house for non-payment of rent. No one seemed to have any information as to when tho salaries would bo paid. CLEnOXMEX CONDEMN ZOItELEI. Ilelnebantt Persists la I'rclnc tbe Heine Venn tain on lb" llronz. The Rev. Peter Farrell of St, Joseph's Cathollo Church and the Rov. Dr. Q. W. F. Birch of Bethany Presbyterian Church appeared before tbo Bronx Borough Board yesterday to object to the aoceptanco of thollcino Lorelei fountain. The Ilelnebund was thero to take tho other side. Dr. Birch said that tbe Bronx should not bo the dumping ground of rubbish discarded br Manhattan. Ilo also said: "Mypeoplo would feel that they wcro disgracing their wives and daughters if they were for accepting these nudo figures." Father Farrell said tho fountain was degrad ing and demoralizing, and that ho would never reaso to protest against.havlng It set up beforo hla people. Dr. Ernst Richard and Richard Katzcnmayer replied to tho clergymen. Louis Schneider said: "Tho fountain Is criod down bylpnornnt hypo crites." "I objoct," cried Father Farrell. "I don't seo how n minister w bo nlways ha purity in his heart can seo anything wrong In si nude breast." said O. von Duorlngof tho Mor rlsanla Literary Society. Tho hearing will be resumed some time noxt week. S HEIST rum MARSHAL. Removed Ilend r the llurenu of Combustibles Returns to tbe Fire llepartment. Fire Commissioner Scannell bas appointed Peter Seery Fire Marshal, to Buccccd James Mitchel, who was removed on Monday. Secry will probably have to pass a civil service exam ination. Tho salary Is $3,000. Seery Is GO years old, and keeps a hotel at Third a enuo and Thirty-eighth strcot. He was for fifteen years Chief of thollureauof Combustibles, and was removed in 18115 on charges that be had Improperly granted licenses for tbo sale of fireworks, lie Is a Tammany Hall man, and lives ln tho Twenty second district, Commlsiionor Scannell has abolished the office of Auditor nnd removed Leo J. Mills. The sal ary was fl.fiOO. The office was creatod late In 18U7 by tbe old Fire Commissioners. HOW MUCH XUE CITT SPENDS. Mayor Wants to Know at tbo End or Rrery .Month. Mayor Von Wyck has sent letters to all tho heads of departments, asking them to file ln his office nt tho cud of every month a dctatlod ac count of their expenditure. BH-nnncll Abollabes Another omee. Fire Commissioner Scannell abolished yester day the post of auditor of tho department, w hich was creatod In December. Lee J. Mills occu pied tbo place nt a salary of 51,500 a ear. rATAJ. fiGAFVOLJi rAI.l.. Mrgro Rilled While Pnlutlntrat lbs firth Htorr or a Tenement. Moses F, Sharp, a negro of S30 West Forty fifth street, was killed yesterday afternoon by falling from a sruflold at o'JO West Forty-fifth trcot. Sharp mado a living by doing odd Jobs around the neighborhood, and yeitcrdar. with a bor rowed scaffold, he Bet out to paint tho rear ot tho tenement nt which be met his death. hllo the scaffold was slung at tho level of tbo fifth floor the ropes supporting ono end of It gao way, and Sharp was thrown to tbe stone-paved yard below. JUtltTEJ) TWENTY I1AX8. Htenra.hlw Moiita-ornery floated About IbnCuir Ullbuut a Propeller. Monn K. Ala., Feb. 21. Tlio steamship Mont gomery of tho Horatley lino, plj Ing between this port and Liverpool in the cotton and grain j trade, now ovor two wocks overdue, was hoard I from to-da. On Fob. a. while to tho northwest of 'liirlugas, hho bioko Iho tall end of tho shaft nnd lust hor propeller and drifted In the llulf for twenty days. Mho is now anchored off St. George's Island, outside of Appalacblcola. Two tugs. .Mary Wlttlch and Penwood, will leavo to night and tow her to Mobile. Ha Clue to Iho Murderer, or Poll master llabrr, Wabiiinoton, Fob. 21. The Post Office De partment received a telegram from Pout Office Inspector Moro to-day at Lake city, 8. C, re garding tbe murder of Postmaster Baker at that placo. He announced that ho bad searched the ruins of tho office and found $1.25 In money, but could not find tbo key or locks belonging to the office. So fur he bad found no clue to the guilty parties, Tbe court adjournod until aturday. Tbe Acting Chief Insuoctor said to day that tbe department had little hopo of catching the guilty parties, as thoy were proba bly leading citizens of tho place, and even If captured they would not be convicted. Cabinet. That Reallr Pile, Bee "Globe-Wernicke.." Olobe Co ,Fultoa and Pearl. v j't- tu 4i , , p -"Vi '1! -"'f. - ; -Lr-f, vt ' SMASH-UP IN MAIL TUBES. ZSrEHTlOATOnS MOM WASHINGTON BEE THE OllOVND-Vl' MAIL. p.at All Dar Trilag la Find Oat Just Whr the Hundred. r tailors. Cheeks. e.. Were Ilratrojed and Whether Mare Are Idkelrto Re What Mas Reen Rone with the fterapat George W. Beavers, chief of tho division of salaries and allowances ot tho First Assistant Postmaster-General's olllro; J. B. Maston, special ngent of the Railway Mall Servlco, nnd Thcodoro Smith, nn Inspector from tho Fourth Assistant Postmaster-General's bureau, spont all dnyyostordny Investigating tho accidents ln tho Tubular Dlspntih Company's pneumatic tubes. Tho two accidents occurred on Mon day within four hours of each other, nnd re sulted In tho grinding up and utter destruction of several hundred letters, Including many that contained checks nnd other nrtlclcs of groat value. Mr. Maston represented tho Second Assistant Postinnstcr-Uoncral. Tlio Second Assistant Postmaster-General ho chargo of that branch of tho mall servlco that rotates to tho transportation ot the malls, nnd it Is his de partment that mado tho contract for the Gov ernment with tho Tubular Dispatch Company by which tho company Is to receivo $146,000 a year rental for tubes between station P, In the Prod u co Exchange, and tho General Post Office, and Station II, In the Grand Central Palnco, and tho General Post Ofilce. Tho commission organized with Mr. Beaver as Chairman. It called in Postmaster Van Cott, and he reported officially tho destruction of tho mall ln tho tubes, and explained all that ho know about the accidents that had resulted in tho destruction. Tho Postmaster had boon making an independent Investigation of tho accident, nnd ho bad the reports of his men. These reports he turned over to tho commis sion. After this nnd some formal talk, ho ac companied the commission to tho inquiry de partment for missing and dead letters, and tho bags full of ground up nnd destroyed mall wcro shown to tho commission. There wcro two bags ot It, Somo of It was dumped out on a desk and the mombors of tho commission examined It closely. They wcro considerably Interostod ln tho oxtent of the de struction. The stuff was In bits, black and greasy, and nothing ln It was decipherable). All that was decipherable had been taken out and forwarded, with tbe explanation that It was nil that remained of whnt had presumably bcon letters, and that tho damage had been done in tho pneumatic tubes. After looking over tho destroyed moll tho Postmaster accompanied the commission to tho first floor of tho building, whero tbo tubes of tho company tomo in. The tubes w ere in oper ation and their working was explslned by tbe men In chargo. Tho commission talked with tho men about the nccldents nnd got from them their opinion of tbe causes that led to them and how It caino that tho mall ln transit bad be come so frightfully mangled. They examined the carriers carefully, particularly the arrango ment for looking them. It is alleged by tno company thnt tho carrlora that were wrecked were cnrolesslv left unlocked by the clerks who filled them, tho clerks being emplojees of tho Government and not or tho cuiniiany. The commission aBkod n lot of questions about tbe possibility of getting tbo mail out ot tho tubes without grinding it to pulp ln case of futuro accidents. They didn't learn how It could be done. After questioning everybody connected with the service nt tho IScnornl Post Ofllccthc com mission went to station P and watched tho oper ation of tho tubes at that end. Tho clerk was thero who Is accused by tbo Tubular Dispatch Company of carelessness ln locking tha carrier that was wrecked. Ho was questioned closely. Ho Insisted that he had locked tho carrier se curely and that when It left his hands It was all right and ready to bo shot through the tube. From station P the commission went to station II and made tho same sort of investigation. All tho men In tho station conncctod with tho tubo sorvlco were questioned. After lunch tho commission xlslted tho office of tho Tubular Dispatch Company in tho Tribune building nnd heard the explanations ot tho company's offi cials. What these explanations were Is known only to the commission nnd tbo company. Chairman Bcaers of tho commission was asked by the rt iortcr what conclusions tho com mission hnd arrived at. Mr. Heavers said that the Investigation was not entirely complete and that tbo members of tho commission would not speak of t, Tho commission had been tent on by tho Postmaster-Genoral and would report to him. No Information would bo made publlo until after this report was made. All that part of the mall that was ground up nnd dentrojed so thnt identification of it was Impossible is to bo sent to tho dead letter office at Washington, whero It will bo kept tbo regu lation tlmo nnd then disposed of. There has been soma Inquiry on tho part ot persons who got fragments of tho letters that wcro Identifi able ns to how they come to be to black. All tho moll that was wrecked was soaked with greaso as well ns ground up. It Is explained that tho intoriors of tho tubes ore kept constantly well oiled with lubricating oil. Tho letters thut wcro wrecked were ground up with this lubri cating oil. T11E PNEUMATIC TUBE ACCIDENT. Hfllbolland In Conrereare with tbe Peat Ofilce Authorities. Washington, Feb. 21. John Mllholland of the Tubular Dispatch Company called at the Post Office Department to-day and had a long conferenco with Second Assistant Postmaster General Sballcnbcrgcr regarding Tuesday's ac cident to tbo pneumatic tubo In New York. Tho Department Is anxious to know what the com pany proposes to do In such ensos and what measures can bo taken to prevent tho loss of mall in tho tubes. It ulso desires to obtain some idea of how much tha company expects to securo from tho Government through the De partment for this servlco In New York and Brooklyn. It Is certain that at present tho De partment considers tho servlco as in its exper mental stage only, nnd that beforo any ex tensive appropriations aro recommended to Congress for tho continuance or extension of the servlco tbe company must demonstrato tbo valuo and successful operation of tho tulies. Postmastor Wilson of Brooklyn left to-night for New York. Ho obtained tho permission of the Treasury Department for tho necessary changes In the mall yard of the Post Ofilco that will enable the tubular company to install its plant for tho operation of the tubo over tho Brooklyn Bridge. "I do not wish to poe." said he to-night, as impeding the march of progress In the Post OIlUo Department, ns I havo bi en act used of doing today by people Interested ln the tout panv, for 1 am heartily In finnr of anything that will glwi belli r i-crilco to peoplu of tbo Brooklyn offiie mid to tbo patrons of tho I'nlted Stutes at large. But I regard that accident In Now York with considerable concern, and sin cerely trust thnt nothing of tho kind will owr lumpen In the Brooklyn tube. Such accidents must necessarily damage the persons whone mall Is destroyed, nnd yet they hno no remedy. "I bollovo that tho company should demon strate to tho satisfaction of all itsnbllityto hnndio tho malls stfely and quickly, and then that the pneumatic tubo sen leu is a benofit to tho servlco before It ahks any such largo appro priations as it intends doing. I understand that 11 proposes to extendjtho eorvlce in New York beyond tho limits of tho original con tract and also tu Install it In Brooklyn. Fur the former they proposo to ask C'ongruss to appro priate $300,000 and for tho latter $200,000. I cannot seo any necessity whatever for such a largo expenditure even if tbo tubes work satis factorily and bandied all tbo mall M Now York, It U my Idea that the payment it .' tho service should he In proportion to the vaiue of tbo ser vice and not sueh an enormous amount us Continuing Mr, Wilson said that tho mnll from a New York Central train was sent to tho main office fiom station II ncwrul duvs ago and 11 took IbO carriers to transport It. "liven If they sent ono carrier o cry ten seconds." said he, "it would tnko thirty minutes to got tbo last currier into the main nlllio. Add to this the ton minutes mnsumod In taking tho mail from tho station to station II nnd It glics forty min utes. Now, in Brooklyn wo havo a contract with priwitn partlo-i that they shall land tho Brooklyn mall thut comes In on this train in tho Brooklyn olllio In forty -live minutes, nnd they do lt.'r Milk Mill Nlrluera Win lu Patrroou. Patkiihon, N. J., Fob.2 1. Tho strlko at James Simpson Si Co.'s silk mill, which began over twenty woeks ago. was sullied last night at u conferenco held betwocn tbo firm and a com mittee of strikers. Tho weavers succeeded in carrying their point. Thoy will return to work on Monday morning, tttrlbe Tbreatoard ea ftew Appraiser, lorrs. Thero is talk of a strike at the new Appraiser's stores, Washington and Christopher streots, on account of the employment of non-union plas terers. A committee of the Board of Walking Delegates, at the request of tbe Plasterers Union, will try and settle tbe matter amicably to-day. I.on.hereaien le Demaad lO Cent, an Hear. A meeting of longshoremen 1 to be held on Sunday at ol South street to prepare for mak ing a demand for 40 cent an hour. . J ' f . i TXfJI ALASKA EXODUS. liteea Vessel Leadln- at leattte tbr the Oold Field. BKATTI.B, Wash., Feb. 21.-Tho Alaska tam ped from here continue unabated, and 1 ap parently Increasing a tho season advance. In the harbor to-day there aro four eteamshlp, four hlp, two bark, ono brig, nnd Ave schoon ers loading for Juneau. Skagway, Cook Inlet, and Cooper River, tho larger portion rocelvlng for Skagway, Among the steamships Is the Australia, which will carry 1,000 passenger and a lnreo amount of general merchandise. All theo vessel are ndvortlsed to sail this week and will carry to tbelr full capatltv. Tho trails from Skagway nnd Dyca aro re ported to bo In good condition and urn said to bo erowdod with thousands of gold seekers with horses, dogs, slods and pack animals. This pro cession is now falrlv In motion from aalt water to tho lakes, and It will bo ondless for months. - It Is conservatively estimated that $5,000,000 havo boon oxpended In Seattlo in procuring out fits and for transportation to Alaska slnco Jan. 1, nnd that $10,000,000 moro will bo paid out during tho noxt four months Is not Improbable. The war of ratos now on between tho Northern Pacific, tbo Great Northern nnd tho Cnnadlan Pacific, all hnvlng tormlnals ln Seattle, Is hav ing the effect to swell travel westwnrd, nnd nil trains from tho East aro crowded. Thrco steam ers sailed for AlaBka this morning and five aro ouo to arrive OONE TO SEEK OOLD. Tht Party Will Confine It. Investigation to United ftatea Territory. A party of twolvo prospector In eoarch of gold left this city for Tacoma yo.tcrday to try their luck, not in the Canadian Klondike, but In tho Alaskan Copper River 'country. They are grubstaked by tho Klondlko and Copper River Trado, Transportation nnd Mining Com pany, and go bettor provided and with more definite plans In view than most of those touched with the gold fover. The party Is made up of four corpentors and boat builders, four miners, two assay er I, a stone mason, and o,black emlth. and expects to be Independent and to bo nblo to provide for its needs through tho skill of Its own members. It Is tbe forerunner of a larger party which Is to loavo ln about a month. From Tocoma tho party will go by steamer to Orcn on the Alaskan coast, near the mouth of tbo Copper River. A hundred miles ud the rlvor, abovo Its rapids, they will build a boat, nnd will then be ready to prospect by land and wutcr. This Copper Rlvor country Is now ly opened up to prospecting, but has long been known to bo rich in gold. YUKON STEAM TIC STItUCK A HOCK. It Will Cost 810,000 to Repair tha Parnate to tbe City or Columbia. VALrAHAlsO, Feb. 21. Tho steamship City of Columbia, from Now York for St. Michael, Alaska, with passenger for tho Klondike, put in hero on Feb. 14, alter having struck a rock In Smith's Channel. She wa placed In dry dock. Her rudder and upper works wero damaircd and her keel seriously injured. Tho repairs will occupy twcnty-tlvo day and will cost, including dock fees. $1U.000. Klondike Argonaut. Heard Praia. The British Btoamshlp Capac, which arrlvod yosterday from South American ports, passed in the Straits of Magellan tho scboonor Thomas S. NegUB, which sallod from New Haven on Nov. 3 for tho Klondike, and tbo little schooner Hat tlo I. Phillips, which sailed from Gloucester. Mnss., In October with a party of gold-seokcrs for Alaska. The Phillips arrived yesterday at San Francisco. ESCAPED ritOM A PRISON TAN. Two Brooklyn Prisoner. Mako a Dash Tor Liberty aad One Uet. Away. James Sweeney, who was accused of larceny, and John Hogan were being taken from tbo Jail to Magistrate Tealei's court In Myrtlo and Van dorbllt avenues for arraignment yesterday morning. On reaching tho court building Driver Kenny decided to escort tbe two prison ers upstairs without tho aid ot tbocourtotllcers. When ho opened the door ot tho van Hogan Jumped out and mado a break In tho direction of Wllloughby avenuo, but ho wns quickly tripped up by a bystander and recaptured. Sweeney nlso jumped out and ran down Myrtlo ncnuoand into Adclphi street. Although he was hotly pursued, he managed to uuko good his escape. RUN A irAY WRECKS CARRIAOE. Park A Tltrerd'a FrlKbtenrd Horse. XEudancsr Arthur W. Sopor. A team belonging to Park & Tilford took fright last evening in front of the firm's store nt Fifty-ninth street and Fifth nvonuo, and ran wost on Fifty-ninth street. At Sixth avenue the horses ran Into u tarrlago ln which was Arthur W. fcopcr. President of the Safety Car Heating nnd Lighting Company of 1G0 Broad way. Tlio carriage wa tipped over and wrecked, but Mr. Soper cscapod with a few slight bruises. OltlTUARY. Robert Dodd Weekes died ot his homo in East Orangu on Wednesday. Mr. Wcokos was born ln Clinton, Oneldacounty.N.Y.. on April 1,1810, and was tbe son of tbe Rov. Dr. William It. Weekes who was pastor of tho Fourth Prcsbi torlau Church, Newark, from 1632 to 1815. Ho learned tho printer's trade, and for a number of years worked as a compositor. Ho was for several years professorof English literature and farm economy at tho Michigan Agricultural School, and bad but recently completed a trans lation from tbo Greek of tho New Testament. A few years sea ho compiled a genealogy of tho Weekes family in this country and In Kngland, running back to tlio beKinnlncof the fifteenth century. Slnco 1800 Mr. Wcckoa hod been em ployed In tbo ofllto ot the Mutual Ilenetlt Llfo Insurance Company of Newark. Ho hadlhed iti Kast Orange slnco 1872. He leavesa widow, four sons, and two daughters. M. W. Gall, ono of the oldest business men of Washington, died on Wednesday night at his residence on II street. Bo had been suffering for about two weeks from an attack of grip, but was ablo to bo out (if doors Wednesday lo mako arrangements for the funer.il ot his son-in-law, Reginald Fendall, who died Tuesday night, In Now York. Whllo con versing with his son, Charles E. Gall, ho suddenly expired from heart failure. Mr. Gall was 7(1 y ears old. Howaslmrn In Alexandria, Va., and succeeded his father In Iho Jowolry business ln 1847, nnd had slnco been closely Identified with tho commercial inten sis of tho ciplul. He left four sons nnd a daughter, Charles K Walter A., Norman and Storllng, and Mrs. Roglnald Fendall. frimon Lizard, uno of tho founders of tho banking house nf Ijir.nrd Frcrcs. died nt his home, -l 8 Run llcllcilcilllles, I'.uin, tin Tucdat', Ho was born in Paris H years ngo. He entered, when 1 1 year old, a mercantile house In New ' Orleans, .mil In lb50 went to San Francisco, I Inter sending to I'aris for Ids brothers, Aloxan- I drr, D.i Id, and Kll. With them and Alexandre We'll ho founilort tho w holesnle dry goo Is housu of Lnzard Krcrc. Simon Liuard In 18(11 ro- turned lo Paris, where ho has Blnco lived. Tho dry goo Is business was abandoned by the firm III 187(1. and they opened n general banking business In San Frauilsco, this city, and Paris. Frederick Turner Brow n of Iho brokerage firm of 11. L. Morton k Co.. (Id Broadway, a member of tho New York Stuck Kxchangn and of tho Union Lenguo Club, died at his home, (IT.'I Madi son uieuue, yesterday morning or Inflamma tory rheumntlsm. Mr. Brown was (10 years old. Ho was born In Boston, and st.irtnd his business career In the Boston ofilco ot Blnko Bros. & Co, He camo to this city to becomou member of tbe firm of II. L. Hortou & Co. In 1872. A widow, two sons and two daughter survive him. Robert Law, the millionaire coal dealor and n pioneer resident of Chicago, died yesterday afternoon. Hu was 7(1 years old, but continued in Luminous until three weeks ago, and died, a he hnd often exprcssod a wish to do, "In tho harness." He was a native of England, a Dem ocrat In politics, and a Presbvterlan In religion. Heciune to Hill country in 181'J, mid settled In ChUngoin 1851 Tho only otlko ha oxer held was that of Alderman in tho early days of tho city. Harvoy W. Moornhouso died at his homo. Oak Rldgo, .Mlllbiirn. N, J., on Wednesday, nfter n shun Illness. Ilo was 8(1 years old. Ilo wns hum In Millbum toniiMilu and came of Iteiolu tlou it y stock. Mnny years mro ho represented histoiMishipin tho Essex Board or Freeholders, nnd was iiIko n mrinbrrtif tbo Itoatl Boirtl. llu served roi oral terms on the township commit tee. Hulcims a wlttow, two sous and uno daughter, Samuel rlnertliii of South Orange, N. J died yesterday of apoplexy, lie was born In this city HU years ago, and conducted a ship Lull, ilng hiislnetiS at (Iri'cn point for many years. Mr. bnoeden built sovcrnl monitors and a num ber of Miuutlstiamors. Holcaiosu widow, son, and daughter. Art lihishon Cloary, ono of the best known prelates In Canada, died at Kingston yesterday , ogsd 70 years. Ilo wa consecrated BUliop of Kingston at Home In 1880. He was a graduate ofSalamancnaud Rome. llrian lo Mpeak In tiuircillr.. Nkw OitLEAMt, La., Fob. 24. William Jen nings Bryan has arranged to speak In the Quit citie during tbe first week In March, Hnwill probably address the Louisiana Constitutional Convention ou March 1 nt the .pedal Invitation of that body. Ho will speak at Mobile on March 3 and Pcnsacola on March 0. Other engage (pent have not jet Veen announced. MARY WALKER'S ODD PLEA BltE SEEKS AX INJUNCTION AGAINST TUB SENATE. The Doctor Ask Jnd.ro Cos te "lay That Branch of tbe National Il.lature Trent Considering; the Hawaiian Treaty She lie. come, queen I.ll'a Cbnmplon In the Court.. Wabhwotox, Feb. 24. Dr. Mary Wnlkcr, who Is spending tho wlntor In Washington, ha constituted horself special friend and advocato ot Lllluokalanl, who I also spending tho season hero. Sho has appealed to Chairmen Davl and Hlttof tho Senato and Hotiso Committees on Foreign Affairs, respectively, that they would hear Mrs. Domlnls, but unsuccessfully. Falling also to Induco tho Senato to suspend considera tion ot tho Hawaiian treaty of annexation whllo Mrs. Domini staled hor caso. tho plucky ltttlo doctor appeared bctoro Judgo Cox of tho Equity Court to-day and road a statement ask ing to havo a stay on tho United States Sonato regarding tho Hawaiian annoxatlon, becauao It is' proceeding without verbal worn testimony, and has refused ln a provlous lltlng to hear a deposod Queen, whoso relations with tho United States Sonate wcro " peace ablo" and who was unconstitutionally deposed by United State cltlzona and the United State man-of-war named tho Boston, "Anarchy In tho United Statos Senate should havea.tay, "the said, "since Unitod State Senators havo declared: 'Law or no law, we slia'il annex Hawaii to tho United States.' " " What do you want me to do I" asked Judgo Cox at tho conclusion of tho roadlnir. " I wish you would send for my lawyer, Judgo John A, Clarke, and allow him to mako an argu ment," replied Dr. Walker. Had tbe United States Senate heard testimony from tho ox Queon and other wo would not now be ln trouble regarding Cuba; in fact, troublo about Cuba would not hare begun." " But what do you want mo to decide I" Judge Cox wanted to know. "I want you to deliver an opinion," said Dr. Walker, "whether you havo Jurisdiction to stay the Senato In thl matter." "I can decido that at onco," tho Court an Bworcd. "I havo not tho Jurisdiction." "Well, T appeal," said Dr. Walker. "All right, remarked Judgo Cox. But to make that effecthe $10 woro required, and so far tho matter remains open. Tho doctor was something of an Issue ln the congress ot tho Daughters of tho American Revolution. Although not a delegate, nor a member even, Dr. Walker socurod ontranco Into tbo ball and found a ulaco on the platform. After sho bad left tbo following statement was mado: " Somo months ago tho roqucst for admittance to the Society of the Daughters of tho Ameri can Itorolutlon was proicnted by Dr. .Mary Walker to tho National Board of Management, accompanied by proof of lineal descent from revolutionary stock, and by the necessary foes and duos. The bo ird decided that this society, being ono composed of women, would not con sider this candidato ns eligible or ncceptnblc, she baring rcDUdlatod the rocognlzcd npparei of women. Both money and papers wero re turned to the applicant. IN THE HOUSE. Consideration or the Hun dry Clrll Appropria tion Rill Hrsumrd. WAsniNOTON, Feb. 21. Another day was given by the House to the consideration of the Sundry Civil Appropriation bill. The most In teresting discussion was over tho question ot quarantine, Mr. Bailey (Dem., Tex.) moving to modify tho appropriation of money so ns to limit the President to tbo use of It only in con nection with Stato or local officials. Ho said he would prefer that the people should bo af flicted with plaguo rather than that tho States should be stripped of powers they ought to possess and oxcrclsc. Othor Southern Demo crats who havo experienced and Buttered from local "shotgun" quarantines favored tho amendment ns reported, and it wns agreed to by the nnrrow majority of two. 71 to 72. Tho adoption of an amendment appropriating $(!,:(( to improve tho ro ids In Yosrmlte Na tional Park led Mr. Cannon (ltc-p.. III.). Chair man of tho Coramltteo on Appropriations, to warn his Republican colleagues that If they wished to preserve tho appropriation bills from tho assaults of a malicious ciiLiny thoy must bo In their seats prepared to support tho com mittee. He said that any proposition to enter upon new work, good, bad or Indifferent, oven to attach an elephant to tho bill, would rally to Its support a solid minority, who wnnted to mako tho bills Just as bad as possible so as to go beforo tbo country and say: '' Seo bow extrava gant the Republican Connrcts is!" Tho appropriation for tho taro of tho ma chlnervat tho Springfield Arsenal was Increased from $3,000 to 10,000. At f o'clock tlic (ommltteoro'e. soventy-flvo pnsxs of the bill having been disposed of. 'Iho Senato bill wn passed amending tbo bill regulating Territorial Indebtedness, so ns to authorize tonus of 3,000 Inhabitants to Incur bonded Indebtedness for son erniro systems and liko iniproi ements; nlso House bills to rcinstato Cadet Engineers J. E. Palmer and T. I). Parker In tho unyy. THE PANAMA CANAL. Con.nl Itlurphr Hny. that In Amerlenn n.nds It Could Re Completed In a Few lenra. Waphinktov, Feb. 21. ln n despatch to tho Stato Department, tinted tho 3d lust., Consul Clark Murphy, at Colon, reports tbo com pletion of tho La Boca dock, tho Pacific terminus of tho Panama Canal. Its valuo and importance, Mr. Murphy says, remain to bo demonstrated. Tho tldo fluctuation nt Panama amounts to over twenty-flvo feet, nnd nt tho lowest ebb tho bottom of tho sen is exposed for a mile or moro from tho shore. As to whether or not vessels will venturoto uso tho La Boca dock time nlono will prove. Ho con tinues : "The cnnal, if It wero In American hands and under American control, could, I bclloyc, bo completed lu a few yiurs at modernto cost. About one-half of the work, fourteen miles nt this end nnd six miles at tho other, tins been completed, or nartly loinplctcd, though tho freshets of tho Chagrcs River havo caused groat damage during ycurs of neglect." Tbe Corbett Ca.o tu tbe Nenato. Wabiiinoton, Feb. 21. Tho Senato to-day took up tho Oregon Senatorshlp case, and Mr. Spooncr (Rep.. Wis.), a member of tbo Commit too on Privileges nnd Elections, mado an argu ment in support of Mr. Corbclt's right to tho seat. Mr. Spoouer closed his speech for tbo day with tho declaration that ho regarded the repre sentation of mcry Stato ln tho Senato us u mat ter of traiibicndout Importance, mid that ho would not on any moro technicality cluso tho doors ut tlio Senato chamber against any man presenting hlmsoir with tho creilcntltls of tho Governor of Ills Stato. 'Iho matter was thin laid usltle. with tho understanding that Mr. Spooncr will finish bisarguiin-nt to-morrow. Pension fur u .lew York leierin and for a Hun or Clru. Ram lie.. Wabiiinoton, Fob. 21. A bill granting n pen sion of $72 a mouth to William D, Seaman of Company L, New York Heavy Artillery, wns favorably acted upon by tho House Coininlttco on Invalid Pensions to-dny. Seaman's Jnws wero niiotnway in tho war, nnd over slnco he has been compelled to subsist on 11, mid food. Now bo Is uiialilu to support or euro fur himself. Favorable action was ulso taken on n bill to pension ul irlio n month James II, Rawlins, sou of Gen. J. B. Hanlins, Grunt's chief of htalf, and later Secretary of War. Young lt.iwllns Is a resident of this city, Is In stialtoiied circum stances, and has been an Invalid from childhood. Tbe Proposed Canal from tbe Lake, lo Ibe Ooeaa. Wabiiinoton, Feb. 21. The bill to Incor porate the Maritime Cunul Company of North America was referred tonsub-coinmlllco by tbo Senate Committee on Commerce after n he.ulng on tlio bunjeet had boon l'Imii Cliauiiccy X. lint ten, thoinglnterof tho romp.iuy. Other hear ings will he given by the mm committee. Tlio company Is formed for the purpose of construct ing n navigable channel of twenty feet depth 1,,-twccn the great lakes mid thu.Wlantiu (he. in. Houry G. Burlolgli, John Moguri, Henry B. St.ivlu, and Smith .M. Weed ot Now York mo among tbe Incorporators. Tu Rehabilitate the Private Conttllutloii. Wahiunotov, Feb. 21.-Representative Bar rett Introduced a bill to-day authorizing tho Secrotnryot tho Navy to placo tho frigate Con stitution, now lying nt tho Boston Navy Yard, ns near as may botouslstcnt with her preserva tion, In tho Hainuioiidltiou as regards her hull uud rigging as sho was when lu active serv it o, 'Hie Guveiiiinent Is tu bo under no expense for licr rehabilitation, for llio bill provides that be fore beginning tlio work a sufficient sum of money to complete it must bo raised throuuh the agency of tbo Daughters of tlio Wnrof 1812 and placed at It disposal for this purpose. .NomluMted by Ibe Pre.lilent, Wabiiinoton, Feb. 21. The President sent the following nominations to tho Sonato to-day t William T. l'ee ot Ohio, Consul at Clenfiunua, Oulu. Obrlstlan L Llnd.trom, Keeelver of Public Honeys, sod Lrne.t II. Kent, lltgUter of tbe Land Ofilco ot Or.nd rorks, X I). vvilllwn Warner, United Mate. Attorney for tb Western putrlct of Mluourl, I DAUGHTERS OF THE JtErOLUTXOX. Mrs. Daniel Manning er Albany Chosen Pre ldentGeneral Other Offlcer Elected. Wabiiinoton, Feb. 24. Tho olcctlon of offi cer by tho Daughters of tho American Revolu tion to-day resulted In tho soloctlon of Mrs. Daniel Manning of Albany, N. Y.. n President General of the aoclcty for tho coming yoar, uo coodlng Mrs. Adtnl E. Stevenson. Her majority over Mr. Donald McLean of Now York nnd Mrs. Brackett of Massachusetts wa a great surprise Mrs. Manning rncolvod 300 votes, Mrs. McLean 110, and Mrs. Brackett 22. When tho result wa nnnonnced from tho Btago nt tho roceptton to night by Jt rs. Dcmntte, Chairman of tho Toller' Committee, tho crovvdod houso burst Into ap plause. Mrs. McLean went Immediately to tho front of tho Btago and said that she must bo tho first to congratulate Mrs. Manning on hor elec tion, which sho proceodod to do In a speech full of good feeling, nnd which wns rccoivod with grcnt applause. Mrs. Manning mado a brief spooch of thanks. Other results woro ns follows: Chaplain General, MrB. C. A. Stakolov. Washington. D. C; Recording Secretory -General, .Mia. Albert Ackor, Washington, ll. C.J Reglstcr-Goneral, Miss Sue llotzcll ; Treasurer-General, Mrs. Mark B. Hatch; Assistant Historian-General, Mrs. Robert S. Hatcher: Llbrnrlan-Gcnoral, Mrs. Gcrtrudo Beacon. Tho remainder of the general officers will bo announcod to-morrow, tho tellers being unablo to finish their counting to-night. Tho business sessions to-day wcro nttended by tho largest (rowd of tho congress, nnd tho re ception lo-nlght pneked tho Grand Opera House, tbo largest in the city. Tho now President-General, Mr. Daniel Manning, Is tho widow of tho late Secretary of the Troasury. Sho traces hor llnoage back many generations. Phovvas a Miss Margaretta Fryor, her father's family boing Holland Dutch. On her mother's sldo sho is descended from Robert Livingston, first Lord of the Manor of Livingston, and among her ancestry are Philip, tho second Lord, and Robert, tho third Lord of tho Manor, Col. Peter R. Livingston; Gov. Rip Vnn Dam, Abrnham Do Peystcr, OlafT Stoven on Van Courtland. and Col. Potcr Schuyler. Mrs. McLean, her chlof competitor, comes of a distinguished Maryland family, her grcat-groat-grandfathcr, grandfather, groat unclo, and uncle nil having been on tbo Supremo bench of tbo Btato. LABOR'S CAUSE AT WASHINGTON. The Federation. Part In Trylnv to Secure an Rlsbt-llour Dnj. WASnwoTOX, Fob. 21. Tho Exocutlve Coun cil ot tho American Federation of Labor closed a throo days' session ln this city to-day. Re ports rocolvod from unions throughout tho country ns to tho movement to Inaugurate the eight-hour workday on May 1 ecemed to Indlcato that efforts would bo mado of a local rather than a national character. It was decided that wherever an effort Is mado to securo n shorter workday, tho Federation would render every assistance to achieve suc cess. President (iompors was instructed to un dertake nnutguui-lng nnd lecturing trip through tho West, and Vice-President O'Connell through the South. The Exccutlvo Council had Interviews with Prosldcnt McKlnlor, Speaker Reed, Senators, and CoiigrcMiiui ln regard to tho Eight-Hour bill. Antl-luJuiKtlon bill, tho bill for , tho Relief of Seamen. Convict Labor bill, ! and tbo Immigration 1,111. Assurances of sue- I cess were rectlved. President MtKlnler wns I appealed to fur the portion of Ephrlan Clark. tho seaman Imprisoned for mutiny In tho Jcffcr-son-Hordon ciio. This man has been conllnod for twcnty-lhrcu years. Action was taken for thoiiurnno of unifying tbo rlvnl painters' or ganization of the country. In rtginl to theHtrlkoof tho textile workers of Now Encland. It was resolved to clvo them all thenld iioshIIiIo nnd to solid nddltlonnl or ganlrcrs niuong thorn. Goorge Chinee of Phila delphia was elected an additional member of tbo Legislative Ctiuiinlttco to aid Mr. Furuseth and the resident mcmticrs of tho Executive Council, It was decided to further tho I OBSngoof the bill for tbo establishment of postal savings banks. The tiruanlrallons report n weekly in crease of 5,000 members in the various unions. Tbo next meeting of the Executive Council will be held at Kausa. City in December. BAM JONES IS OUT OF JT. Won't Run Tor fJeorcla's Governorship De cnu.e Pollllclnu. Are Had Men. Atlanta, Fob. 21. Tho Rov. Sam Jones has withdrawn from the Gubernatorial contest, but declares that ho resorves tbo right to reenter It at any tlmo ho sees fit. Ho gives as his reason the lack of char acter ln tho State Democratic forces. Ho says In former tamiinlgns they havo sold thomselves lu the whlikcy element, and ho has no assurante that this campaign will bo nn ex ception. Ho also say s that he does not care to Indorse tho "vngaries of tho Chicago plat form," n step which would bo rendered neces sary should Ills cauuidacy Lo continued. Rural free llellvery lu New Jersey. Washington, Feb. 21. Tho Post Ofilco De partment bas arranged to Institute rural frco delivery servlco on five routes In New Jersey, in accordanco with suggestions from tho Road In quiry Bureau, Agricultural Department, and tho Now Jersey Roid Improvement Associa tion, to demonstrate relatively upon what char acter of roads thn best results can bo obtained in prompt and efficient mall bcrvlco und road repair at the least cost. Two of tho routes aro mncadamlzcd roads in Burlington county, N.J.; tho other three nro grnvil. clny, nnd dirt, respectively. In Bucks county. Pn. The department officials expect to put the routes in operation about tho middle of March, replacing stnr routo servlco now costing S2,:too a year with a service that will coat $1,500. .avy Burgeon Commit. Nulclde. WAsntNOTo.v, Feb. 21. T. II. "Balloy, Past Assistant Surgeon In tho navy, was found dead In his room at the Albany this morning from cocaine poisoning. Ho left a note on his bureau saying thnt ho wns sulTtring fronin disoaso of tho heart and that bo had boronio louvlnccd that ho could never be cured. Ho thought It bet, therefore, to end his llfo without further suffering. Ilalley wns appointed to tho nnvy from New York In l"N'i ah an nssistunt surgeon anil in lH'.rj wns promoud to hu n past nsslstnnt surgeon, lln hnd Intoly bton iittiichctl to tho Mnchlns on the China station nnd wns a short time ago ordered homo and nsblgned to duty at tho nshlugton Navy Yard. He was unmar ried, but lenves a mother who resides in Wash ington. Jill ror Two Artillery ItrElmrnt. to Re Re ported lo tbe lluu.r. Wahiunotov, Feb. 21. Tho sub-committee of thoHoiiso f'ommitteo on Military AIT.ilrs. to whom was referred the Hawley bill to add two regiments of artillery to tlio army, agreed to day to recommend to the full tntnmlttoo to mor row Hint tho hill bo leturmd to tho Houso with n reioiiiiui'iidatlou that ll be passed Just as It tnnie fiom the tfeiinlo. 'Ibe full conimltteo is expected to uilopt tbo suti-coniuilttee's report nml tho bill will go on thn Houso calendar. Owing to the abseiiie of t number of Democrat tho bill will nut lie called up until Saturday. MORPHINE VICTIM A SUICIDE. Dr. William C. Holme or Watrrburr Kill. Illtn.elr In a Mirrp.hrNri liny Bniiltarliiin. Dr. William C. Holmes, 13 years old, of Woter bury. Conn,, who stabbed himself lu tho ab domen with n pair of scissors ou Tuesday, with suicidal Intent, died at 11:110 o'clock yesterday morning lu tlieArilcndalo.saiiitarium at Mircps head Bay, Dr. Holmes had been n patient In thn Institution for nbout four weeks. On Tues day afternoon ho was ton ml lying tin tlio Hour of u bathroom with thesclsors by bis stiloand slab wounds In his abdomen. Dr. Holmes was n widower and a f-on of tho Into Isiacl Holme of Wiitcrhury. Conn. Ho wnsn graduate of tho Nt w York Cullego of Physicians and Surgeons, und lor several years lioliad been addicted tu the use nf morpiitiio. His brollies. Dr. Walter II, Holiiici, nrrived at thn sanitarium last iilght.iiud will havo thu body removed to Wetorbury lu day. Attempted Nnlrlile In thn Kfrrrt. IIIN'OHAMTON', Fib. 21. Thntldeiis Cohen, n waiter, ntieiupti'd utiltitlt this afternoon at 5 o'clock. mlo Htntiilinx on tlio corner of 11 iw ley and Is ibel s i''i f he drew iv knife from his ptakt t mid cut a fe irful,' tnli in lil thliiat. Sev eral pori-nus x iw tho .nt and a polucmnn was hastily niiiiiniii'ie I ( nlicn was tal.iu tu tho Jul), 1 In- jail phyi.it Inn iva tho wuiiud Is nut fatal, as llu kmlii iiiisui I he jiigiilai vein, 'Iho cnuso fol tht act w,.a Hie alien! of Colli it's iuiii-nioii-lavv vv ifu for being drunk un the streets. Rlllrtl ller.oir Willi (iirhollt, Arid. ? Mary Ftowar!. 2.r years old, a waitress In a loirdlng hoimoat 1 ID West Twentieth stroot, killed hcrsula ycslirdny afn union with carbolic acid, Mrs. Ann hniltli, who keeps tho bturdlnj house, said lb it tho suit hie was u married woman who had suiiuraled fitim her hush tnd, with whom she h id not Hil, I happily, Mrs. Smith attributed tho suicide tu that, Joba II, R.cer., Axed Y(. Kill. Illin.eir. Tbe Coroners' ofilco w a notified at 1 o'clook this morning that John II, Rogers, 70 year old, of 211 Wist 135th street hud shot himself in tu heal and killed blm.clf. "What a big lot of suits you have In yonrb.rg.ln tjfl sales i do you keep on making the time mhrtake &9 every year?" asks tome one. M,fl Yes, on purpose; unlike most 4 dealers who let their stock run wi to a slim nothing, we keep an al- ffi most complete assortment to the very season's end. that's why. J At the beginning of each sea- ' son, we sell all "carried-overa" B That's how. I $12.50; $10, if vour cheat measures under 34 inches. J That's now. Last Spring's suits. j RooEits, Peet & Co. Is Prtnoe and nro.dw.jr. m Warren and nroadnay. jsv Thirty-second and llroadwaj. ' $ IF YOU WILL EQUIP YOUR BASEMENT $ WITH I I tLUXFER PRISMSt I You can dispense with Gas and & d Electricity and work or sell goods by a M DA YLIGHT. I IT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY, $ I I TOO. Amer. Luxfer Prism Co. MOHAWK BliDO., 1 ? 218X ST. AND FIFTH AVE. L EXHIBIT 288 FIFTH AVE. f ? Life's Handicap, 1 c a pair of weak eyes. Is hard to overcome. jj ? Tho best of glasses aro nono too good. J j C " Little Hear-on "Spcctaclos aro light and S ji comfortable, specially adapted for ncrv $ jf f ous people. S 'A J GALL & LEMBKE, 5 1 ? 21 Union Square. $ HA1MARHEI Ki.EPtsR ARRESTED. " fe Carey I. Charred nltb tbe OOVnee or TTlilels ft Ilreltselinelder Was Convicted. ') Ednord C Corey, keeper of tho Haymarket at Thirtieth street and Sixth avenue, was ar- ' rested last night by Dctccth os Smith and Qalnn $ of tho West Thirtieth strcot station forZadmlt- A ting dlsreputablo women to his premises. Tha w. offence charged Is a misdemeanor. Corey wai balled out shortly after his arrest by Al Adams, ffi the sporting man. Ho "111 bo arraigned in tbo ;X. Jefferson Murket I'ollco Court to-dny. ffi Tho e Idcnio ngaiust Corey was obtained by Inspector Ilrooks's men with tho nsslstnnco of tbo precinct deticthcs, acting, it is said, under & direct orders from I'ollco Headquarters. Tho ,4 warrant was Issued bj Mnglstrnto Deuel undor ?1 section Wit) of thoCoiiKilhtntlon nets. It was Jj under this section thnt Hugo llrultschnelder, :fi keeper of tho llroadway Garden, was recently S-, con Wet cd. 15; Corey nnd tho pollco havnbeen ntodds for many months. Under tho license of iho (Iramcrc) I'luh ho kept open at nil hours and succeeded in beating Cunt. Chnpmnn to a stand- ,' still, ("apt. Mitchnn kept up tho war. Ho Sfcs forced tho cancellation by the Kclso Hoard of 1 tbo Uramerey Club's licence, but Corey ob- rf tninod poscbslon of tho charter of tbo llcldcn k. Club and succeeded In getting nnother liquor & liconsc. Frequenters of tho Tenderloin take tbo nrres i of Core) as nn indication that tho now ndmlnls- 4 trillion docs not purpose having a wido-open " tow n. iff TOOK TOO MUCH MORPHINE. 4 ?? Couveyed to llud.un Htreet llo.pltal Tvrtea Within Three Hour.. 'i Wllllnm O, Cnsot, 'J5 years old, who gave hi ? address as 20 East Twenty-second street, wa taken from n cafe at 1 10 Pearl street jester : day afternoon to Hudson Street Hospital, to be r treated for mornhino poisoning. Casot wa I illsiiinrged from tho hospital two hours later. j About half mi hour ofti r his dlsihargeau am :. biihinco tall from l'j II irclay street brought a i doctor and a wagon to nttend Casot ngaln. ?. Casot had taken somo more nf the poison. An X, niiine of sulphate of mornhino Inn bnttlo wa i, found In a sntihol whidi liocirrled. This tlm J. he wns kept at tho hospital, Ho Is a niorphlna j. maniac, nicording to tho doctors. ; EXPRESS MESENaiR DEAD. '' i He Accidentally lliol lllra.elr Willi III. On ,, ItntolTrr. Morris V, IJancroft, the American Expres "t Company's messenger who shot himself nccl- dentally on Wednesday morning whllo In charge t of n safe in tho New Yolk Central "money J train" in tho (Irand Central stutlon, dlod letter- V da) nt Flower Hospital. Where Vr.lerdny's Fire. Were. ?t A.M. 4-00, .128 KMt Thirty-ninth street, Drldgel Monahan. dam.ge 1200, 7:30, 018 Sixth arenas, , M.n-ttl Thompaon, ,lnnio .light! H;13, 810 Do- J; lane.-) stre t. I ena Nadler. damngo tlliihtt 11:D0,D5 7 J'atard street, I.onl. trank, damntte flight. & 1. it. I -JO. ut Miirlrr ilr.l, Mrs. Jacob, damage J- .light, o. .10, BI& Went I loili street. Adolph Altmann, t .Uimukh tt.'lli H in. UIO West llilrljr-elslith .Ireet, T 1) hu,, .1,1. nu damage! f.il, 15U We.t lOUtn 1? street, Mrs Mapes, daiu.gs 810 V RED I Itching, army, bleeding palms, .uspcle.s nail. yf ami painful rltistt r nnl, pimples, thickhead., -j oil) , moth) skin, ,lr", thin, and fulling hair, Itch. f lug, .cut) ec lit,., .a j ield quicki) to warm baths . with L'ptkuiia UoAf, and Kintlo onoinllng. Ith Cuticuua (olmmiuti, tho great skin our. ; QtlGiint I I toll ittTuucboui tb vofU l'fTT Im. a Cant. Curr hoWrruji llutlva C J " IU la frtrJtic Soft, Whit Mkoii," fr-. ITCHING HUMORS "vWZZJ? .j