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t " . ' VI ' ' ' ' THE ,Stffr, SUNDAY, APRIL 1 &, I&8. ' :? ' '"
I SPAIN'S NAVAL MOVEMENTS
;' xrro ahmobed qbvisebs bait, to
'? " jois rim tobpeoo flotilla.
'; Spain Brldrntlr Concentrating; Mrr it at
& ', w Cap Vrrtta Islands-Thn Wary liepartment
J, .' Isnorant of Ihci Mhercnbouts or hn Omls-
'&.- ( ra Vlscaja anil Oquendo-Cntrt. Klmsr to
S ' Tab Chars or thn Anilllary !ilim or
' Coast lfa lit Tun nnd incht to
Do Pintunl la 1'atrol thn Coast I.lna.
WAaniNOTOtf, April !). Information from a
sourco of unquestioned Yernclty came to Iho
Nary, Department to-ilny that tlio Smnlsli ar
mored crullers Cristobal Colon and Infanta
Maria Teresa loft Cadiz this mornlnir to Join tho
torpedo-bout flotilla at St. Vincent, Cnpo Vcrtlo
Islands. Tills Indicates that tho llotllla will
bo accompanied by a strong forco of convoys
In whatever futtiro movement It nmkc. Mean-
while the Navy Department Is endeavoring
to ascertain whore are the armored cruisers
Vixcaya and Oqurndo. A trustworthy report
was rccelvod that thoy wore at Hnn Juan, Porto
iilco. but slnco this was mails no further Infor
mation bos come to tho department on tho sub
ject of their whereabouts, and for all tho naval
authorities know thoy may bo half way across
tbo Atlantis or at somu Cuban port nt this time.
In rlsw of the anticipated cinorscncy. Spain's
disposition of her best flghtlag craft has puzzled
naval exports. Tho Ylzrayn nnrt tho Oqiicndo,
vrlth the asslstnnco of tho protected cruiser
w Alfonso XJII. and the flotilla of gunboats In
r Cuban waters, would stand a poor show
Against tho magnificent squadrons under
jf command of Cspt. V T. ijampson and
MX Oommodoro W. 8. Schloy. That Spain realized
v bow poorly tho Vlzcnya, nnd tho Oqucndo would
r' faro If tho Key West squadron sucrcoded In
blocking egress from Itavnnaharbor. wns shown
by the departure of those two mngnlflccnt
armorclads from Harana, It Is believed
I. bers that the Alfonso XIII. will nlso
K be withdrawn from Havana hnrbor, and
fthat at tho first resort to hostilities nil
tho, little gunboats engaged In enforcing
8 , the, practical blockade of tho smaller Cuban
1 ports will be sent away from their stations. As
K nearly as tho naval experts can flguro It out,
jf , , Bpaln Intends to ahandon tho martno protection
j? t of Cuba after a declaration of war and to con
lift, ' " ' centrata her fleet nt some point whoro tho
jfc, strategical advantage would ho groatcr.
i- ' . It Is nssertrd at tho Navy Department to-day
J V that all Indications wcro that the Spanish navy
. would concontrato at C.ipe Vcrdo Islands,
I where the opportunity would bo awaited of
f striking a blow at tho forces of tbo United
k . States. It Is belloved hero that tho Vlzcnya
J and the Oqucndo will ultimately show
up' at 8t, Vincent, Joining there tho
I Cristobal Colon, the Maria Teresa, nnd
I tho' torpodo rraft. St. Vincent is 2,000 miles
" from Culm. If it is tho Intention of Spain to
J compel tho United States to seek out her naval
ft force at that great distance from America, tho
K' situation will be greatly complicated, as the war
j might bo prolonged Indefinitely, although Cuba
6 would bo freed from tho Spanish yoke in
J short order. Naval ofllccrs aro very much
v afraid that Spain will not mako a fnlr
S and square flcht for what Bho contends
aro her rights, thus leaving this Government
s- In the embarrassing position of remaining idle.
J whllo Spain Is Increasing her naval strength,
Unless a blow Is struck at tho Snnnish fleet In
ST, whatever location It may bo. Tho present tern
U per of the Government practically Insures a
E quick, declsivo action to end a state of affairs
f that Is not relished by tho United States. A
it long delay In settlement after hostilities bavo
If be.Kun Is not to thetastoot tho Administration.
S With tho Vlscaya and tho Oqucndo gone from
ii tho West Indies, tho subjugation of Havana
B and Porto Itlco would bo an easy tusk for tho
A United States. As matters stand tho with
H, drawal of these two ships wns a proper movo of
J the Spanish Government, for thi-y would havo
i stood a poor chance of otcapo If ever engaged by
uapt. eampson s or Commodoro Sclilcy s squad
1 ton. Augmented at St. Vincent, however, by
tho Colon, the Maria Teresa, the other big
n armorclads which Spain ts fitting out at Cadiz,
& and the terrible torpedo-boat destroyers nnd
4 their smaller counterparts, a powerful fleet
1 would bo formed, capable of resisting tho great
er est force that could be sent out by this Govern
3 tnent without leaving the Atlantla and Gulf
rf i coasts entirely unprotected.
J Capt. Horaco Elmer has been selected by the
:'.. P7 Department to take chargo of what Is
g known as the auxiliary system of coast defence.
n The plans for carrying out this scheme contem-
Z Plato the purchase of about sixty tugsand steam
w yachts. Each of these vessels must be strong
fr enough to mount at least one gun. The Atluntio
3; and Quit coasts will be divided totoslxor seven
" divisions, each In charge of a naval ofllccr. Cupt.
ft Elmer will bo In command of tho whole. To
;i each division a number of the Improvised gun-
iji bouts will be attached. They will patrortho
J. coast line wltbin the boundaries of their dlvls-
;: Ion and bo prepared to assist In the defonco
$ of , ports outside their stations. In tho
ij event of an attack on any Atlantic port
s as many of tho divisional squadrons JlS
could bo assembled thore would defend
SP the harbor and approaches from torpdo-boit
attack, depending on the big shore guns for
5 holding a fleet of armurclads at bay. (Mirers
$ and men of th naval militia will be used on
these auxiliary craft. Capt. Elmor is now In
( New York arranging for tho purchase of tugs
fand yachts and making his plans for carrying
tho echemo Into effect. Tho auxiliary coast
rtefenco divisions will work in conjunction with
18 tt" f P.ore 'K"uI stntions. nrrangemenU for the
IB staollsbment of which have just been mado by
F OuDt. Goodrich of the Naval War College. Capt.
ij, Goodrich returned to Washington to-doyfrom
w atrip along the Sou thorn co ist.whero he made
K. arrangements for getting these stations in oper-
IS . ation. An allotment of $50,000 out of the emcr-
(4 gency fund has hoen mado for buying signal
H poles and other equipment necessary to carry
Jj out the plans of Copt, Goodrich.
L JJeuten.'nt-Commander Itlchard Wainwrlght.
.who was executive ofllccr of the Maine. urilVcd
W In t ashlngton to-day and reported at tho Navy
K P.'na,',tnl,ent- 'Jo will probably be roasslgnod to
l his old placo of Chief Intullicenco Olllcer. Com-
jnanderlllchardson Clover will remain Iti chargo
2 of tho Naval Intolllgonco ODlce until his mw
f cpmmaml, the llsncroft. i ready for se.i. Tho
t IJahrroft will not bo avallablo for uervlco for
v three weeks.
6 , 'I'ho abandonment by tho Government of the
I intention to establish u roaling station nt St.
v T'1J0.m, '",0'"r ol her eastern point In the Wont
- Indies has resulted in a doclslon to purchnso a
Ij dozen more to igolng colliers to nccomnny tho
,, squadron? of 'the Unltud States. Ono collier, tho
Sterling of New York, wns purchased to-day. In
'i ?Z?er,to Inff"- Irms and persons huvlngcolllcrs
B. rorsalo as lo the character of vessels dealred.
E uuwmnnaeriiraaiord, cnior or the .Naval Kqulp-
i ment Bureau, to-Iay druw up a memorundum
s. explaining thn "Hequlsltusns necessary quail-
f scatlons of ufllclrnt colliers." Thcso requisites
i are as follows: The should possess u coal car-
rylng capacity of L'.OOOor rooro tons.
V They should bo In gooii condition, ready for
V '" Jmnwdlaloscrjiro without repairs, except pus
p slbly docking and piiutiug.
r , They should possess good speed, 12 oriuoTo
Vi They should be capablo of Iwlng armod sufU-
iJ cleuthr to defend themselves ng ilnxt privateers,
J armod transports, and small gun vessels.
f At8y ,.llt,"1'! bo thoroughly seaworthy, and
with as Uttlo draught of water as possible.
g BI1EJSIIJX Wll.T. SOT 11V OVSTEIt,
L, " ' Mu Indication That lie la Crepplni Hack Into
J; Knvor In Tuluuiuuy Ilxll.
r The Executlvo Commlttoo of Tammany Hall
' beld a meeting ycBtcrduy afiernooii nnd consid-
jj ered a protest, presumably sent In by members
A of the Qcnornl Committee of tho Ninth Asscm-
ff bly district, against tlio leadership of John C.
. Bheeban. After a long discussion the matter
i$ wasreferrod toacommtttt.ocamposcdof Jamos
, . J. Martin, ox-Senator Gcorgo I'lunkitt und An-
rustUs W. I'etero. Tho romposltlnn of this
fcommitteo Is regarded by tho woll informuil
.j, as slgnlOcant. Iloth Martin and I'lunkitt
i iff0 D,kl,?w" ,u , 'l0 "inmif friends of
J. Mr. Sbechan, and it is niobjhlu (hut tint com-
Jl mltlee will report ndiersrlvuii thoioiiiplnlnl.
; After tbo uppolntment of tli.i commltiuo Mr.
Croker arose and staled that hcrunfior noroiu-
5i plaint ooncernliig Iho lr.nderslil)ln any district
v: would be considered iinlct-H It was lgnod by ix
majority of all tho mombers of tho General
'H Another rommittua, romponed of ox.Siinntnr
U Ellf,nkl,,t' Konulnr Koatlierson. mid Joimor
R Police Justice eldc, was appolnied to louk
5.,,t0J:.,helllt!,!ll! ' Taiiiui.iuv Hull in Dm
f Klectlon lurcauMlicn tho provlsfoni uf the now
v Primary law go Into effect.
U OHIss Uertrude llennell's BnlerlalmiiBni.
la Mios Gertrude Ilonnett, the daughter of Mme.
t tHadeleine Schiller, tho phinlsie, will give an
Bkj entertainment, consisting of recitations and
f music, on Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
fc Miss Uantivtt, who Is a pupil of 31. 1.don Jaucey,
If) will (tlvo selections from Austin Dobsnii and
I Anthony Hope, nnd will ulso recite tov ul
Is; 1 ronch plerus,
W .Mrs. Maria (lib-con and llniry Clarke will
J fl"g- Mlssliennelt tins liuil nicceKsatadr.iw-
$ ng'-'ooiiieiitiTtulncr bolli in Iondoii mid In Nuw
K' ".'H '''kets for the intrrinliimeut may bo
K 90UIBS-4 nt. Sherry's ami at, T) sou s,
imva cLBhtta uok vnvaoisia.
lively Ttmo at thn Major's lleariag the
Shorter llooro BUI. '
. Mayor Van Wyck gave a hearing yesterday
on the bill to reduco the working hours of drug
clerks to slxti-flve a week and to put under tho
control of the Hoard of Health the sleeping ar
rangements In oach store. Senator Ford, who
.Introduced tho bill into the Legislature
and Assemblyman Mahcr sooko In favor of
tho measure. Charles W. Dlstz, head clork
In n down-town drug house, also favorod
tho bill. Ho said the drug clerks were com
pelled to work and sleep Ilka slaves. Ho do
dared that doctors and not drug clerks were
rosponslblo for most of tho mistakes which
occurred In prescriptions, nnd that thcro wcro
thousands of mistakes mado every day which
uoercumoto light. Many cletks wero not al
lowed to go out to moals, they slept In narrow cots
under prescription counters, and when they
grow 111 and pule thoy were discharged by tho
proprietor, who were arr.ild that the sickly ap
poarincoor tho clerks would hint tho business.
The majority of tho clerks, ho mldod, work from
sixteen to clghtcuu hours n day and had no lib
erty and no friends.
Druggist William York of Urooklyn spoke
against tho hill. He said that most of the
mistakes lu.ulo III prescriptions camo between
Ho'cloik In the. morning nnd noontlmo, nnd ho
argued from this that tho long hours of tho
clerks hud nothing to -do with tho case. All
tho societies of apothecaries aro opposed to tho
l'rof. Ilraunsbcrgor, who said ho had been
sixty yours In tho drug business, also spoko
against tliu bill. Hoealititwas an outrageous
proceeding to attempt to put drug clerks on tho
same footing us Ihu uicmborsof labor unions.
Tho bill took away from the Hoard or Pharmacy
tliu very powers which had been conferred upon
it bv ihaStato.
Hy tills time tho Mayor's offlco was uncom
fortably crowded, moro than 200 druggists nnd
drug clcrkH licing packol III tho room, Many
other speeches wuro mado for and agaliiBt tho
measure, when tho Mayor suddenly announced
thut tho meeting wns closed. Ho refused lo
state whether or not hu would accept tho bill.
When tho crowd reached tho corridor a fracas
brokuoul between thuouputiinlsaf tho mcasuro
nnd thoso that favored it. 'Iboliewus passed
xevcrnl times, und tho dispute grew so hot that
.Inuitor ICecso finally orderod the combnlantB
nut or tho building. They went away, lighting
JIB. CLAUSES STMKEB A. BSAO.
Compelled Jo Ho a Iteiseeter or Peraoos la Ills
Policy of Bconomr.
President Clausen of the Park Board paid
n visit to tho Aquarium on Tuesday.
Whllo looking round for victims of his
economy policy ho happened to notlco Wil
liam P. Dalton, who was employed there
as an oillco boy. Air. Clausen evidently
thought tlint Dalton was a good mark, so he In
structed Willis llolloy, Secretary of tho Park
lionrd, to wrlto a lottor to tho boy dismissing
him from olllce.
Now, apparently, Mr. Clauson acted without
duo deliberation. It is also apparent that he
was notnwaro of the fact tht young Dalton
Is a nephew of William Dalton. Commis
sioner of Water Suppl), and ano of the
shining lights of Tnmmuny Hall. Ho was
nut allowed, however, to remain long In
ignornnco of this fact. On Thursday Commis
sioner Dalton told Jlr. Clausen the boy whom
he had discharged was his nephew. Thereupon
3Ir. Hollcy was instructed to Issue nnorderfor
tbo lail'a lmmcdiutn reinstatement.
Young Dalton was working nway In tho
Aquarium ycBtcrduy Justus though his official
head had novcr been removed.
II Altli J.VCK OF MB. BIDDEB.
lie Tried to Avoid m Truck and Ions Illorrles,
but Was Ilun Oier by All or Them.
James Illdder, 53 years old. of 407 Willis
avenue, Btnrtod to cross that thoroughfare at
144th street vestcrday nf ternoon. when a truck
driven by Edward II. Price of 00 Prince street
camo along. In trying to got out of tho way of
tho truck, Illdder stepped In front of some
bicycles nnd wns knocked down by them.
Aftor bomg run over by two of them, he wns
shoved under Iho wheels of tho truck by a third.
Tho truck pasbdl over his legs. Policeninn
Ilrown nrrested Price nnd ono of tho bicycle
riders, Gustavo Shclmer, a druggist, of tlUl
Kast Iblth street, ltldder was token to tho
Harlem Hospital in a critical condition.
PASSED A. JIUBSIXQ VESSEL.
Etrurla round the Hum Deserted and Ablaso
The Cunard liner Etrurla, which got In last
night from Liverpool and Qucenstown. sighted
In mldocean on Wednesday afternoon a burning
sailing vessel, apparently a topsail schooner or
n brigantlnc. The Etrurla got alongside the
blazing boat about dark and round her deserted.
In tho wreckage floatlngnround her was a dory,
which led to the impression that sha might
ha c been a fisherman. Her namo was Indistinguishable.
HAS IS THE STllHET ABLAZE.
Mrs. Noble's Fllsht In Avenue c with nor
While she was heating some water on an oil
stovo yesterday, tho clothes of Mrs. Alice Noble
of 127 Avenue C became Ignited. She dashed
out of tho house screaming ror help, nnd ran up
tho avenue with hor clothing all ablaze. A largo
crowd followed her. Somoone finally wruppeda
blanket nroun'd her. Sho fell to tho street un
conscious and was removed to Ucllevue Hos
pitul. tiue died at 1 A. 31. to-day
EILLElt WHILE AT PLAT.
TnrtSMTear-Old George Went Pulled an Iron
Crating Over on lllmielf.
George Wccst, tho 3-ycar-old 6on of Fred
Weest of 514 East Thirteenth street, was In
stantly killed yesterday afternoon whiloplaylng
In the back yard of his homo. Ho tried to climb
tip on nn Iron grating of a ccllnrway which was
leaning against the wall of tho house and pulled
It over on himself. Ills skull was crushed.
Miss Wlllnrd's flody Cremated.
Chicago. April 0. Tho remains of Miss
Frances Wlllard wero cremated at Graccland
Cemetery to-day in tho presence of her secre
tary and lifelong friend, JMlsa Anna Gordon; her
successor ns President of tho Nntlonnl W. c
T. V.. Mrs. . 31. N. Stevenson, nnd Dr. Porry of
Garrett Hlbllcul Institute, who said the prayer
ns thy body was thrust into tho furnace. It
was Miss Willard silcslio that hor body be thus
disposed of. Her ashes will ho buried at Hose
Hill, besldo her mother's grayo.
Crokrr to i:ntrr National Politics.
At a meeting of tho Governors of tho Demo
cratlo Club held last night It was decided to
send a delegation to the Convention of tho
National Federation nf Dcmnor.itlo Clubs which
will bo held at Washington on Wednesday.
Among the delegates appointed aro Diehard
t'tnkiT. Corporation Counsel WhaJen, Edward
K.O'Dwjcr. homas K. Crimmins, nnd O. II, p.
Helmont. This ( onvontion. It Is snld, will mark
tho llrst appearance of Mr. Croker In national
t'oronrr's Jury Clear Illryrllst Daumann.
The Jury summoned by Coronor Delaney of
JersoyCity to Investiguto tho death of Jamos
Desmond, who wns mortally Injured by being
run down by a bicycle ridden by Edward Ilau
mann. 17 jears old, of 287 Seventh street, rc
tiirnid a verdict on Friday night that Des
mond s death was the result of an unavoidable
acildcnt. Tho accident occurred on 3farch 24
and Desmond died thrco days ufrerward of con
cussion of the brain.
Tho low-pressure storm which fans Iwen central In
Monllnlia for the put two days caused a trough of
drpresstun lo sjitio oier the central lllstlsslppl
Mate, tilt Ohio vuller, and tho Itlte regions, vlh
cloudy and showery conditions. Tho depression Is
spreading thts wa y
It was warmer In all districts yettrrdsy and tho
temperature was every whrrs above freezing point,
exeepi In one or two Isolated spots.
In this rlly the day wns falri average humidity BO
per cent. i wlndaouthrntt, avrrage velocity 14 miles
an liruir; blithest official temperature fill', lowest
4H"j barometer, rorrectrd to rttd to sea level, at 8
A.M. aO.SI, ill'. SI. 3U.1B.
The thermometer at tbo Unlt'd States Weather Bu
reau registered Iheteniperatuieyesterdayu follows!
1HIIH. 18U7.I 1HDH. IH07.
nA.r. UO- 4Vi 01'. 11. ...,., .4-' aJ
1M ' up, M....I...4!" 4H-
al'.M BU' 40'lia IllIU ... ..: 45- JS-
wuiiisotos rouscixT roa suhpit.
Ibrtiulern Ktw i'ori.tuHtm i'ciimWfunfn, ,Vui
Jtrtti, lulatrure, Karvlaiul, una Dlitrlcl of Colmn.
bta. jia tlv cloudy utather, trubublu thoutri; soufa
Kor western Pennsylvania, western New York, and
Ohio, partly cloudy. rrotmUy showers i light south
eterl winds, hecoiiilnii variable.
1-or ow Ksuland, Increasing cloudiness, followed
by showers Rundsy sftercoou or lilghli nannsri
soutkiiciieriy v Itydf
lictfiff.l ., .a jdkuiliifl s..iiaiiuilinriiyiiifc6A',i1csl
WITH SWEDEN'S STUDENTS,
LITE AT VPSAI.A VSITEItBlTT ASD
Thn Ntndrnls Are Slronped In stations'1 or
'I.nndtcaprs.t'ns tho People Were offlld
Their Drinking ,and Ulld-Oals llnblts
tinging Takes Iho Plaro or Athletics.
On the edge of tho vast upland plain, sorao
seventy miles north of tho Swedish capital,
thcro is tho llttlotown of Upsala and its uni
versity. Youni men, wearing wido-crowncd
white caps with yellow-bluo cockades, wonder
nlong tho river shoros nnd dream under the
venerable treo giants that stand guard around
the cathedral. They aro tho bono of 3neden,
remaining thcro to tho number of 2,000 each
year to study. Tho Amorlcan who spends a
day or two In Cpsala to coteh a glimpse of
Swedish unlvorslly llfo will como away with a
mystifying feeling of strangeness. II Is all so
different from what ho has seen In his own
country, and the llfo of tho students seoms bo
untrammelled thnt tho visitor may feci Inclined
to think thnt enjoyment, not studies, Is tho basis
of Its existence
Tho visitor will look In vnln for n esmpus.
Thero Is no cannon rooted In tho ground, no
coveted fence, no hub, In n wool, round which
tho cntlro llfo of tho Institution eccm9 to turn.
Dormitories thero nre none. Tho student
makes n claim to mnnhood when ho has tnken
his illusions nnd his slender mustache to Up
shift, and, like a man, ho lives whera ho choosos.
Consequently, tho 11,001 students ore scat
tered all around tho town, nnd thero Is hardly
n. family, from tho Archbishop's down to tho
humblo nrtlsnn'f, thut cannot boast of ono or
Neither will It pay for tho visitor to look for
distinctions cqulvnlcnt to those that separate
the freshmen, sophomores. Juniors, nnd seniors
of his own Harvard, Ynlo. or Prlnroton, "Wo
nro nil students here, not moro, not less," his
host will toll with aomo pride. Tho hoy who Is
flaunting his student'x cap for tbo first time
has practically tho samo rights and privileges,
social nnd academical, as tho man who is
rondy to receive his doctor's degree. Common
studies will naturally tend to crcnte acquaint
nnccs and friendships, but, as a rulo tho "theo
logian." the "medic." tho "Jurist," and tho
"philosopher" thojo nro tho four "faculties"
or departments of learning of tho university
will minglo freely nnd Indiscriminately. Hut
onco In a whllo tho etrnnger will hear his host
Bay ofsnmo other student:
"I don't know much of him. Wo belong to
Or perhaps ho will say :
"Wo do not belong to tho same coteries at all."
Then he Indicates tho two linos along which
tho corps of Btudcnts Is grouped. Onco upon a
tlnio, aomo thousand yoars ngo. Sweden was
split up In a number of small kingdoms, look
ing upon themselves as Beparato "nations, ' nnd
differing In dialect, dress, habits, and laws.
Tho man from Upland was a "foreigner" when
ho entered tho neighboring Wostmanland, and
tho warr'or from Socdcrmnntnnd fought many n
bloody battlo with his brothers, tho Ocstgteta,
who dwelt across his forest-marked southern
border. Tlmo accomplished the samo results In
Sweden as in England. I'art after part was
subdued and Joined lo tho great whole tho
real nation. Tho kingdoms became "land
scapes," ruled by carls, and later by royal Gov
ernors or Chieftains. To-day the landscape
has ceaBed to exist, oven for ndmlulstratlvo
purposes. Slowly but inovltnbly the differen
tiating characteristics huvu been tonod down or
entirely wiped out. Yet tho old distinctions
continuo to llvo In tho minds of tho people, and
tho "nations" of eld aro still tho prototypes of
the "nations" of tbo two great universities at
Upsala nnd Lund.
Students from the same "landscapo" nro
Joined Into a club or society. Each ono uf these
societies, of which I'psa'a has thlrtocn, forms
e. nation. New generations of Btudcnts follow
each other In never-ending succession, but the
cation lives on, tho samo to-dny as yesterday.
Each nation Is governed by a "curator." or
President, elected by the members, mostly
from among the youngor professors. Common
BufTrago tonus tho basis or government, nnd
tho majority rule. Such a llrm footing has this
dUlsIon Into nation obtained that It Is olll
cially recognlred In tho laws and rules govern
ing tho university, and the new student haste
regisier himself with ono of tho nations,
whether he wants to or not.
Every nntion possesses a well-equipped club
house, with a stage (frequently used for ama
teur performances), a lurgu ussembly room,
Bmallcr club rooms, billiard room, rondlng
rooma, library, Ac. 31ost of them nro housed
In buildings of their own, ningnilltent mruc
tures thut add greatly to the architectural
beauty of tho little town and which represent
tho unstinted contributions of many genera
tions of students. 'Ihere Is mu'h Irleudly
rivalry between the dlirorcnt nations, but In
stances of houlllty or animosity nro rare.
While the nutlon represents tho otllcial nnd
Inherited connections of the student, his indi
vidual predilections and nihilities Und their
proper expression in his choice of coterie- or
rather coteries, for most students belong to
moro than one. Thcso aro as mutable us the
nations are constant. The) grow up like mush
rooms, vanish liko May flics nnd shift llko tho
colors In tho knleldoscope. '1 hero aro coteries
nf nil sorts learned, foppish, aristocratic,
rationalistic, pletlslie. ray, dull and Indifferent;
coteries thnt lust through a week or through n
lifetime; coteries that ore exclusive as tho
Chinese Emperor's court or hospitable us a
lodging house for tramps; coteries with n pur
pose and other aetuntod hy tho i-olo desire nf
i voiding nil purpoie; coteries nf snobs, of bud
ding geniuses und of oulhs with common
scute. Similar aggregations can bo found In
every other university, but nowhere elso do
they Beem to hold such usway, to tho almost
. ,--u"w" ' dioiu juruiui organizations.
Clubs and socletlos of any description nro
rare in Upsaln. Greek letter societies uro un
known Quantities and so are the debating clubs
of tbo American colleges. During the Inst dec
ades only a few organizations havo como Into
existence and have succeeded In securing n llrm
foothold. 3tost important among tlicsu Is "Vur
dandi." which Is waging a successful battlo
against tho spirit of conservatism that onco
porvaded Iho body of students nnd thrcnto'icd
to suffooato all new llfo, all movement In con
cert with tho progressiva spirit of the times.
3Iovlng among tho students of I'psala, tho
American visitor cannot fall to obserio nnd
comment on tbo freedom nnd regularity with
which tho young men freonent nnldin ,.nia ,,n,i
restauruiits, Thore nro any number of such
places to bo found in thlsllttlo town, that has
only i!0,000 Inhabitants, and strong drinks
form tho main stock In trade of them all. Tlicy
are rarely empty in tho morning, although tbo
sensible student frowns on what is deemed early
drinking In I'psala. They uro well patronlcd
in tho afternoon, when many students llko to
indulge in n cup of ciiffco and u glass of Hue
dish punch before settling down to an evening
of hard work. They are crowded at night,
when tho largo majority of youths nro seeking
relaxation uflcr u day's exertions In the Holds
Parents and teachers display a good deal of
forrbearunco townrd the youthful revellers,
provided tho studlosnro not neglected too unit h.
And on tho whole It is considered iiulto Iho
proper thing for a young mun to sow his wild
pals at tho university, and then to bo done wllh
It. Iho last quarter of n century has wit
nested a great Iiiiprotemrnt, nnd yet enough
reinulnB of this frcu and cosy llobcmbin lire to
i surprise tho American observer. Hut boforo
iidglng these bacchanalian habits too harshly.
IB WOUlll do WCll to lilkn Int., I,l,r.rln !.
environments by which the Srdlb student is
surrounded. Tho cllmaloof Snellen, although
not suited to Iho tartn or Polar bears, sovius ol
moit .to require o moderate amount of sipping,
and It ccitoinly allows sildi indulgences to ur!
extent which would prove utterly Incompatible
with the climate of them our I'nltod StnteB.
Inseparably connected with this enfo life Is the
habit of "drinking thou", us the Swedish ex
pression of "drii-kn diiskui," may bo roughly
transcribed. It means that the piutlos oon
ccrned will exchange. Iho formul "nl" (you) or
tho cuinlx-rsomo title fur tho tnuilllnr "dii"(thon
In addressing each other. The habit has all
tho sacrcdnosi of ngo and Immomorliil usage,
and it Is abused nccoidlngly. It is not uncom
mon to see u couple of Swedes meeting for the
llrst time at some drinking bout, proceed to
discard tho tllles," or "becoino brothors." as It
s called, aftor u few hours' nciiiulutani c. Then
they ill! their glasses to tho brim mid druln
tbuiii to the last drop, shako hands, and toy, "I
tliniik thee," "
This custom nourishes among tho studonts
is nowhere else, and under clrcuiiistunces which
tend lu make it servo ns a levollcr und nn Im
portant factor In maintaining and developing
Iho democintio tendencies of Swedish llfo. A
youngor student cannot propo-e a "cud of
brotherhood" to nn oidor, nor can he refuse
nuch a proposition from tho older ono unless lie
declres to Indict n deliberate insult and is ready
to stand tho consequences. Tims tho young
nobleman and the tradesman's sou aro mado
to meat on eoual terms, and somo trncoof this
equality, mica established, will always re
main, huwevor dlwrgonl their loutes In nrtor
1'fS(,or . "i'-0, " student, always u student.'
.i .,la ,kll",s ..f "U'letlcs do ynu practice"
tho American v isltor will be sure to nsl. nt Inst,
when ho has seui ever)th ng, nuit yet dis"o v
ered no truce of baseball, football, rawing,
running, or Jiiuiplmr, ' """"
"Win. wouottliroLgh with nil that In school,"
Wa tost villi probably uiisvipr, 'Jjjirp j fa
SSQsImmIhTmS, 'iiAsi SNl-v-s'-sJSi S1n flSSMSH ih)
htfrseback riding- among the members of the
aristocratic set and more bicycling. Swim
ming Is In great favor whenever tho tempera
ture will permit bathing. Phyalcnl culture la
not entirely neglected, although It has no place
In tho curriculum of the university. Thero Is
an Instructor of gymnastics, and ho Is not Idle.
Hut athletics, such as they nre conducted nt
American and English universities, urged on
by tho spirit of competition nnd claiming tho
Interest of even tho most Inveterate bookworm,
are uttorly foreign to Upsala.
Thore Is a for cry from the realm of sports
nndathlotlcs to thnt of music, and yet It might
bo said that singing comes nearer than anything
rlso to occupy n position In Swedish university
life that has Bomothlng in common with tho
prominence given to athletics by tho students of
iho Anglo-Saxon countries. It is the red thread
thnt reaches from tho llrst to tho last day of tho
student's life. Illuminating it, nnd filling him
with n host of sweet memories that make his
heart pulsate with youthful flurry ovory tlmo
he hoars tho old melodies In after llfo.
There Is a splendidly trained and well-conducted
university chorus, generally comprising
some -00 voices. This Is the ofllolal body that
represents singing Upsala before tho outer world
and on all ofllclal occasions, Thoro Is no groat
festivity, no solomn ceremony, no Impottnnt
academical function thnt may bo considered
complete without tho prcsrnco of the chorus.
Its gala days aro the occasions when the intlro
corps of students unites to greet the coming of
spring or to honor tho memory of the groit Kings
of SwedenvUustavus Vhsu, Uustavus Adolpuus,
nnd Charles XII. And when, onco in n groat
while, the chorus goea to foreign lands to sing
tho lore of Swedish Bong Into English. Ficnch,
or German hearts, tho old singers of prominent o,
whogrnduatod years ago, como flocking from
opera ntngo and ofllco chnlr. from pulpit nnd
drill ground, to don tho white cap onco moro nnd
to Join their youngor brethren In tholr poacef ul
Evory "nntion" has Its own chorus or double
qunrtot, hut nutsldo of thes" organized bodies of
singers stands tho great host of youths whoso
lovo for the a n Is bettor than tholr olccs. And
whenovor tho corps of students Is gathered In
full for cotchrntlnn or Jollillriitlon, the old songs
aro hoard from a thousand throats.
Walkthrough Upsaln an evening in tho spring
nnd you will hear tho song swell from every
nook nnd comer. Visit somo of tho open-air
rratnurants where the Btudcnts uro In the habit
of gathering In summer time, nnd noon from
omu bower tho well-known, sorrow-swcot melo
dies will sienl upon on. To right and left the
students prick their enrs ns cavalry horses nt
tho sound nf tho trumpet. They listen in silent
reverence lo begin with, until they ore drawn to
the Blmrcrn nn Moid In th.v nitii-tint. nnd thcminr.
tct swells Into n mighty chorus.
Tho foremost Swedish composers havo given
much of their best time nnd effort to the crea
tion of a rcucrtolroaf marches, patriotic songs.
Bprlng songs, drinking songs. &c for special
urn by tho students. And then there Is Iho In
exhaustible legacy nf Carl Michael llcllmnn,
tho Anucrcon of Sweden, whose enchanting
strnlns havo como down from tho preceding
century ns frosh and sweet as If they had been
Ilollman hns struck the keynote of the Swod
ish chntacter as nn other poot or composer hns
been nblo to do. His songs, most of them im
provised ovor the Into In tbo prescnev of his
royal friend and patron, Gustavus III., nro
fraught with that "roseate sorrow" which
mellows th'o voices ot the two Scandinavian sis
ter nations, nnd gives nn undertone of sup
pressed melancholy to their merriest laughter.
The very naturo that Burrounds them wild or
mild, dark or fair, but always tinged with that
virginal sadness which sorrows without know
ing its own cnuse, nnd whiih vainly Becks for
nn expression In words that nature has put Its
stamp on llclluiun's songs, and It has mode them
Kmpty thy glass, see Death for thee Is waitings
Whelllng his scythe, he at thy threshold alauds.
lie not alunueu ; ajar's the. prnve door only,
Clos"e. perehauce. fur another good oar.
Thus sing tho over youthful poot-composor a
hundred years ago: thus sings tlieSw dish stu
dent of to-duy, not knowing whether lo laugh In
puro enjoyment of tho melody's caressing soft
ness or to cry at the irony-tempered melancholy
of tho words.
II E sells a o visits.
A Wanderer from the South Thnt Una Ilren
Encountered Lately In Finn Aienue.
A peddlor with novel wares for sale Is seen on
lower Fifth avenuo lately. Ho haB gourds for
palo; Just simple, old time, long handled, cnla
bash gourds all dried and scooped out and cut
ready for use. The poddlcr himself Is Link nnd
lean, sallow faced, long haired, and looso
jointed; plainly of n very different species from
the Biuooth-skliincd, ngilc-looklng street sellers
with nkcon ovo to business that ono sees about.
Tho gourds aro exhibited In a burnished, open
work framing, and aro hung against tho net
work according to slro, tho little, baby-skinned
gourds, no bigger than a pear, dangling in tho
topmost row, and the monster c.ilabnshcs re
posing on tho bottom of the trny; tho in-bo-tween
sizes filling up tho chinks. Tho gourd
monger leans cnrelcssly against tho lamppost,
whittling away, wllh n slouch hat pulled well
nbour his cars, seemingly conlcntoJ. enough
w hether people buy or not.
"Oh, 3lnry, those gourds 1 Did you see
thcmT" a woman crclalmcd to her companion
as they pissed one afternoon, and then tho two
camo back to look,
"3Iy. but thoy remind mo of home," said
Jlnry's companion. " You get them from Flori
da I" she asked the peddler,
" Well, not rightly from Florida, though they
grows there," the man answered, "These comes
from Georgia, and somo of 'em from South Car'
linn." "I know," said tho questioner, kindling with
Interest, "they grow nil about In tho quarters
on tho plantations, bill do jou sell many hero I"
this in a doubtful tone.
"Not suihn heap," was tho nnswer. In slow
spoken, backwoods drawl, "but people what's
used to sccin' 'em grow buj s 'cm. I'h sold six
"I'd hkn u llttlo ono to use for a stocking
darner. You may nut mo up two." said Ihu
womnn, nnd sho handed out '20 ctntsand took
bur lis reel.
"Whoever would have thought of buying
such a patriarchal archala thing as a gourd on
Fifth avenue I" remarked the purchaser ns the
two pursued their way. "The Identical gourds
that grow under tbo eaves of the cabins at
the quurter and round buck of tbo smoke
house on the plantation. They look so
pretty when they nre green, showing out
among the broad loaves, and are so full of fibre
uun juu t--ub (jam, Ann iiiai peaaieri lie
looks ns though he had Just stepped out of a
piny woods Hlmnty, or had ben waiting for his
clog to tree a 'possum all night, nnd as though
lie cared for nothing so much as u good chew of
tobacco and a chance to whlttlo sticks out in the
Whatever Induced tho gourd monger to think
that ho would find a market In New York for
his wares Is beyond speculation. In even tbo
houses of tho squalid nnd needy the tin cup and
the cheap tumblordonwny with any needof a
gourd dip tier, no matter how quaintly turned
tho long handle or how sweot tho curing. And
tbo cui-glnss goblets In tho dining room, nnd
gold-lined silver mugs in the nursery of n pros
porous household likewise, leireno loophole for
a gourd drinking cup. Oecaslonall people
with country houses nnd a lovo of tho plctur
esquo nro not averse to hanging a gourd down
Bine up Just for looks, and thcso and the pcoplo
with Southern blood and a share of sentiment in
their veins, who buy n gourd for Dixie's snko,
uiako up a Btrnggllng contingent of customers.
"Is trade good!" yotuiskof tho gourd teller
when you pass him further up tho street an
"Tolerable fair, mo'ni," he answers, touch
ing bis hat. "A lady bought three yesterday
to muko pincushions out of. sol tbo cushions In,
and sling 'cm up. gun fashion; and another lady
got a couplo for Bcrap baskets; goin' tobiufi
era to the wall and put a net tin' over 'em to
hung down and look prettv. Two gontlemcn
bought two of these biggest ones to hang up In
their room. I reckon I'll make out," and ho
smiles contentedly and renows his interrupted
"Ho reckons ho'll mako out," Tho familiar
wording makes you smile, and you go your iv,
thinking of tho optimist peddlor and thn coun
try llfo in dear, old Ingenuous Dixie thnt his
HOT I'IBE IS AVESVE It.
Justice Ulrxrrlcb Turnrd In llin Alarm and a
Great Crowd Watched It.
William Klromiin's cabinet factory, at 110
and 121 Avenuo D, wits destroyed by fire lust
night. Flames were first seen nt about 8
o'clock in tho buscmoiit, Justico lconnrd A,
Glcgcrlch of the Supremo Court, who hap
pened to bo riding past on a car. Jumped oil und
turned lu the alarm.
When the flremsn arrived tbo flames were
shooting up tho holstway, A third alarm wu
then sont In. The flvo floors of the building
wero flllod with lumber and other Inflammable
materials, and it was at onto apparent that
the firemen could do little moro than prevent
the lire from spreading to adjoining property.
As tho re gained headway the rtameS ill'i'
mlnated the neighborhood. Several thoiisund
persons gathered there and the reserves from
llvo precincts were called out to preserve the
The building, which wns 50x100 feot. was
flanked hy argo tenements, other one
menu were In the rear on Eighth und Ninth
streets, mid for a lime It was foared thut they,
too. would catch tire. Seme of (he tenants
began throwing their household effects into the
street, but Iho pollen drove them out.
At Do clock thief Homier said ho had the
Ire under control, but it burned for nn hour
longor. 'iho building una guitcd. ,r
Mr. ivlreuinii estimated his loss at s.'O.OOO.
Tho new fixtures for tho United states Low
IJbraiy in the Federal building wero on tho top
floor, and were destroyed. Thoy cost n.ootC
iU"5idami"v.t, .tu. oulldlng. which Is owned
by tho Goijlvt estate, was placed at 0,000,
, WONT GO AS VOLUNTEERS.
HEM II KltS OF THE ronTT'SETESTJt
BKOZMEST SO IlKCIIiE.
tTIII Take Iho field Only as n Itratnieat end
wllh Their Own OrOeers Itenrir lo l:o Any
where nn Thoso Conditions Cen. Mcler
Thinks They Acted on n Misunderstanding.
A meeting of tho members of tbe Forty
seventh lleglmcnt was hold last night at the
nnnorv at 3Iarcy avenuo nnd Hutledgo street,
Urooklyn, nt which tho members recorded
themselves ns being opposed to enlist
ment In tho regular army as Indi
viduals and not ns inembors of their own
organization. Tho special object for which the
meeting wns called was tho consideration of a
proposod trip to llaltlmoro on April US, whore
tho regiment 1ms been Invltod to bo present at
tho opening of nu armory In that city.
About llvo hundred members of thor-glment
wcro present nt tho meeting, llcforo opening
any discussion of tho llaltlmoro trip Col. Eddy
laid before them tho question of tholr ser
vice In tho army In tho ovent of mar.
Ho told them thnt, ns he understood It,
thoy would havo to enlist In tho regular
army, ns tbo National Ounrd regiments could
not bo ordered from thoStnto In any other case.
A good deal of excitement greeted this an
nouncement, and thcro wcro cries of "Wo'll go
ns the Forty-savonth or not nt oil." Several
Guardsmen got up nnd said unless they could
havo their own ollb crs they would refuse to en
list. It was dually resohed unanimously hy
thoso present that under no consider,. tiuu would
they volunteer t.-clr services unless It was ns
members of tho regiment, with the understand
ing that they should gu nsun orgnnlrullouund
Willi their own niliicrs.
Capt. Cristobal, a member of tho regiment,
said last night that tho men understood thnt nn
attempt would bo made to mako them enlist in
dividually, and lb.it after thus enlisting thoy
would bu scattered around, nnd would hnvoto
servo under now olllcers. This, ho said, thoy re
fused lo do. Col. Eddy, after tho men had
thus protested, asked them If, ns an orgnnlra
Hon. they would be willing to go out or the
State. Tho unanimous response was that thoy
would go anywhere in tho I nltid States or out
sido where the Interests of the country de
manded. Tho near ciospcct of war caused the
discussion of tho llaltlmoro trip to bo aban
doned. llrlg.-Gen. 3tcl,ccr appeared to bo very much
surprised at the action nf the regiment when
told about it Inst night. In his opinion, ho said,
thoy had acted very prematurely, nnd also had
taken an erroneous view of the matter of enlist
ment. "Tho subject," ho said, "has only been men
tioned in the newspapers thus far, and no or
ders havo been received iu regard to it.
I have understood that wo might nt
any timo receivo orders to havo tho regi
ments nssomblu 111 the armories and de
cide, whether ns organizations thoy would
enlist In the regulnr army. I don't think thcro
Is sny doubt that they would retain their officors
nnd go as members of thn regiment to which
thev bad always belonged. This was tho case
in 1801. nnd I guess It would be tho samo now.
I think tint for them to decide tbiB way while
laboring undor n misapprehension was very
LEOXMAS IIISSS'S HEATH,
A ntnculnr Case of Asphsxlntlon In Urooklyn
Where Iltd the t;ns Come From I
Leonidns Illnn, 05 years old, was found dead
on tho floor of his store nt 2532 Atlantic avenuo,
Brooklyn, on Friday evening, and, as there was
a strong odorofgna in the plnce.it wns supposed
that UiiuiB, who lived In tho rear of tho store
wllh his brother, had committed sulcldo by as
phyxiation. Tho fact, howei or, that gas had
novcr been used in tho store and that the supply
of gns had been cut off from all tbo meters In
tho building puzzled tho police. Tho doctors
determined thnt esi aping gns had killed Hinns,
but where it came from could not bo determined.
Thooccupints of tho Iw-o adjoining buildings
were all moro or less affected by tho odor of gas
about tho tlmo that llliins's death occurred.
Illiins was foimrrly nn Importer of ostrich
feathers, and twcnt years ago ho hail nn oillco
at 577 Drovdwny. Ho fallod In business, nnd.
settling In the East New York district, opened n
little store In AtlHiitlc avenue. Ho was un
married. Tho autopsy which was mnde last night
showed that illnns's denth resulted from apo
plexy and not from osphj.Nlation.
SICK MAS IlELlt A I'llISOSEB.
Ileera Miispertrd or FotMonlns lllmselr wllh
Chlorororrn I,lulment In tbe I'nrlr.
Walter P. Boers, a clerk, of 132 Wost Ninety
fifth street, was found lying on a bench on tho
East Drivo in Central l'ark, opposito 109th
street, yesterday afternoon in a semi-conscious
condition. In his coat pocket was n bottle
lnbellcd "chloroform liniment." Ho was sent
to3Innhattan Hospital as a prisoner on tho bus-
idcion that be had attempted to commit sulcldo.
)r. Morchead said thut his condition was criti
cal. Hcers would toll nothing about himself at
flrnt, hut last night insisted that ho had not
attempted lo kill himself. Members of his fam
ily went to tho Arsenal and tried to have him
released from arrest, rii clarlng thnt ho had been
ill for months, nnd was ottonselzed with attacks
similar to the one ho had In tho Park. In view
of the opinion of the hospltnl authorities that
llocrs had taken tho liniment, the pollco re
fused to rclo ise him.
Contractor Cuiinliis:hnm,s Illlls Held t'p.
Deputy Auditor ?KIvlnncy of Urooklyn has
declined to npprovo tho bills of Contractor
Gcorgo Cunuinghnm, amounting to nearly
07,000, for cleaning tho sewer basins. 3Ir. 31c
Klnney found that under tho last supposed
reckless nnd corrupt administration in Urook
lyn the cost of cleaning each sower basin was
tSl, nnd ho wns surprised th.it 3Ir. Cunningham
charged $t,75. Sewer Commissioner Knno says
thnt tho hitter price Is fair, but not oxtrnva
gant. In view of tho much better mnnnor in
which tho work has been done than under the
Major Tate Will Make a Flgbt Tor Ills Place.
Major Augustus C. Tato, who hns been re
moved ns Ilegisterof Water Hates In Brooklyn
by Commissioner Dalton, will mako it legal light
to secure his reinstatement. He is n prominent
Grand Army man nnd a member of the Republi
can County Committee. Ho contends thnt his
removal Is In direct conflict with I he llrush law.
Former Corporation Counsel Uurr will begin
inandumuH proceedings In his behnlf, Johu F.
Frost, who has been uppuliited in -Mulor 'I'nte's
place, is an active Democrat, and has held sovcral
other oltlclnl Jobs.
Absorbs lis Third Ilnnk In line Tear.
Philadelphia, April I). Thn Commercial Na
tional Hank, nn association which dates its ori
gin back to 181 1, nnd which has been ono of tho
loading banks of Philadelphia under tho na
tional banking system, announced to-day that
Its business would bo absorbed by tho Fourth
Sticet National Bank next wcok and tho asso
ciation would go Into liquidation. This Is Iho
third bank absorbed b the Fourth Street Na
tional In n year, and, with tho failure of two
other banks, the People's nnd Chestnut Streot
Nation -I, the bunking t-apltnl of Philadelphia
has been contracted to somo extent lately, Tbo
Commercial National Hank has a paid-up capi
tal of fl 10,000.
l It Makes Muscle. j:
Nourishing. Stimulating. ;
Physicians Endorse It. 1;
1 1 Order of your crocer, or writs i1
MALT FOOD COHPANV, New York City, i
i, bend postal for deicrlptlreclrculir frse.
DON'T WEAR EYEGLASSES.
Tho Dry Ah Abworption
lures railing; eyrsiKhi, airrrlion. of the eye and ear.
calarnidl Irmiliirs, m-uialgis, headache. Ac Kii.cU
mod pbysWsu lu charm-. Consultation hy iui or
uiervlew fue Uuuis. Ill to 4 WiUursdlr even
ug. 7 to U. KYOIONA CO., ot. J.ine. Iiihdln.
Uroadivay, corner Ktlth it. I'.popu 1017 and ioiu. '
ti-'ST1JiiltfWr"i-Vyr-t lfAijSJSSjriSSTV ji.rfi filidir i. ?.n
Uhik--.st-.,. :- --'-. .'-- ''-sB.sy,fflr
rETEBASS TO BAISE A JtEdJtUBltT.
Tbo Whe Ant Tee Old le serve Will Bead
utntllnlrsTand Look A Her Their Welfare.
Lafayette Post, O. A. R., of which Major-Oen.
Daniel llutterfleld Is Iho Commander, has taken
steps to raise a regiment of volunteers. The fol
lowing; circular has been sent to every motnbor
of the post:
'Comrade It would be in line with our repu
tation for patriotic effort If Lafayette Post stood
ready In event of war to offer a regiment to tho
Government on short notice. Our comrades,
mostly beyond the age of active service or
legal acceptance, con, It they will, mutually
agree to prorldo volunteers to represent us
ready to nil n regiment the Instant call comes.
I request that each comrade willing to do so
nledgo hlmsolf to nroducn unon notlco ono or
more recruits to onter the Lafayette Post regi
ment of volunteers by signing and returning
tho pledge nppendod horoto. Comrades
should commenco to prepare their re
cruits for tbo service which may come
and stand sponsors for their offered recruits.
In case wo bo raise a regiment tbo post will
look oftcr tholr welfare, bo tholr friondB and
protoctors lu all permissible ways, and set nn
example which undoubtedly will bo quickly fol
lowed by other posts with groat benefit to the
country and honor to tho Grand Army of the
"Esch post would naturally look after Its
bittollon (and the families of thn n-crults) In
the Held, looking nrtor them sovornlly and
seeing them well enrod for. hnndlod. nnd ofll
cored. Your Commnnaer would ho obliged for
on Immodlnto respouso from ovorvcomrado of
the post. "DaNlKt.IIUTTKUPlRUi, Post Com."
, Gen. Iliittcrlleld hnd this to say of tho scheme:
Hie circular is to bo mulled to comrndes who
hnvo Bert cd wllh mo and lo Grand Army com
ratios. If there nro any known who would llko
to Join In caso of war thev will bn gladly re
ceived. The more tho better. This com
mnnd. If called, will be ono of young
men offered by Lafayottn Post, by tho
Grand Army, and by tho Old Guard of Veterans,
borne posts or commands may cieslro to offer a
company entire with Its ofllccrs or a battalion.
Those who uro too old to go, with their loyalty
ever young nnd vigorous, can be of scrvico In
securing and prcpnring recruits."
Austrian Marat OfUeora nt the Cerrnnn Press
Some of the ofllccrs and about twenty cadets
of the Austrian training ship Donau. now In tho
harbor, wero the gtiosts last evening of Oswald
Ottendorfernt the German Press Club, 21 City
Ilall place, where a dinner was given In their
honor. Among tho party wero Huron Wetzlcr.
Count I Irmlnn. Lieut. Mcdelolii. Liout. I'kori
ado Pod hjtpclskl. Dr. Tukoy. nnd Engineer
ttelss. lUo Austrian Consul Frunz Slocklu
per. Count Seller, Edward Mil, nud Herman
Illdder were also at tho dinner.
Woman Killed at a Grade Crossing.
DANnunv, Conn,. April 0,-3Irs. A. D. Par
cells, 00 years old, was struck by tho New
York express on tho Berkshire division of
tho Now York, New Haven nnd Hartford
road this evoning whllo driving across the
track at Ilrookfleld Junction. She wns so
badly Injured that Bho died In tho Dan
bury Hospital nn hour afterward. Hcrgrand
son, who was on tho seat wllh her. escaped
without a scratch. Tho horso and a calf which
was tied In tho wagon wero killed outright.
Whera lrstcrdnj'a rires Were.
A. M. 18:25, 229 Division street, Marks Ross, dam
ago alight; 1:3.0. 104-100 Uowery, Matthew Hasson,
damago $3,000; 2:30, 107-1UB East Ninety-sixth
street, damage 123; 11:43, St. Ann's aveuuo and
Southern Houlevard. SchlelTelln A Co.. damago 40fl.
r.M. liliO, HSKsst 110th street. Ur. Albert New
Beld, damage till; 4:40. Bill Cnual strent, Aunla
Ol.oughllu, no damage. 4:13. 301 Mulberry street,
damago N0; 3:20, Pier in. Kast Hirer, uamags S'JSi
0-43. foot West Thirty-sixth street. West hliore Kail
road Conipsny. daniagp S1U0.7U5. tltl-iai Avenuo
D. William Kleenian and others, damago $40,000;
P: 1 3, e Charlton street, Hncco Lahuolo, damagu $3
:43. 741 Water streel. Crane, t Co., damage auO.
SATIOSAL aUAItD SOTES.
Although very llttlo has been heard from National
Guardsmen or New Yorfc In connection with all the
w ar talk:, a great deal of quiet preparation to answer
a sudden call has been going on. Medical supplies
have been secured and Inspection of medical depart
ments made under the direction of tho Surgeou
General. Inventories have been made of anv short
ages of Mate property and requisitions for th- smo
made. Warning lists have beeu revised. Mounted
oflluers havo contracted for a supply of horses.
j well as tho several batteries. Quarter
masters of regiments and other organizations
havo also arranged for wsgons for the traus
portatlon of supplies and tho prompt Issuing of
blankets, &c., to tho men. Ofllccrs' messes havo been
formed, to make dining In the field as pleasant as
possible. The Adjutant-General's ofllce, taking a
hint from the Item In this column several weeks ago
to tho effect that officers armed with revolvers had
no means of carrying ammunition ror tho same, has
now arranged to Issue boxes for revolver ammuni
tion. Col. Greens of tho Seventy-first llegl
ment Is early In Iho Held with advlcs to
bis command In case It rccelics orders for
sctivo service. Ho says: " Every mau should bo
provided with the following articles, viz . ono blue
flannel shirt (army pattern), two suits of undercloth
ing, two pairs of shoes, three pairs of eoeks, nnd
toilet articles. Such articles as are not worn on the
person will be carried In the pack. It Is of the ut
most Importance that tho shoos should be suitable
for marching, of black loather, medium weight,
stoutly made, with hroad toes. A flannel hand worn
around tbo abdomen will bo found conducive to
health lu active service." Col. Greene also directs
that the packs he properly packed In advance and
kept roady for actlvo service.
In the Fifth Drlgade, Oon. Smith, the following
commissions base been recelred for ofllccrs of the
brigade staff: Major John McCllntock, Inspector;
Major T. J. O'Oonohue, Quartermaster, and Major
V. V. Arnold. Commissary. Gen. Smith has an
Dolnted burgeon J. DUDcan Emmet surgeon, tvdh ii,a
rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Company A, I'ourteenlh Regiment, has elected
Trooper G. T. Ilruckman of Troop C a Second Lieu
tenant. At tbe special Insoeetlou of tho Seiond flattery hy
Major Gen. Itoe and Inspector-Genrral Hoffman last
Thursday flu officers and men wero present out of 00
on the roll. These members of the hittery havo re
ceived medals for loug and faithful service- Fifteen
yoars Lieut. W. L. Flanagau, Sergeant J. J. McOuire,
Guidon Sergeant W. II. Love. Ten years Prli ales J,
J. Mcllrtde, W. W. Hewson.
Cot Harriett of the Twenty-second Regiment has
detailed Capt. Clement K. Kross, I. It. 1'., as acting
commissary of the regiment. The regiment will ho
reviewed by Major-Oen. Hoe to-morrow night and u
reception will follow.
Company r. Ninth Regiment, will hold an Inter,
scholostio military competition at tho armory to
morrow night and u reception will follow. The com
pany desires to encourage the military education of
those who attend private and puhilu Institutions of
learning, and as an Ineeutlie to Increase Interest and
friendly rivalry between tho uniformed corps has
procured a beautiful staud of national colors. These
will be prr-srutcd to thn best drilled battalion or boya
from schools ultbla tbo limits of Greater New York,
The Point of Judges will he composed of regular
army and National Guard ofllcers. Tho extr
emes will consist of a short battalion drill,
manual of arms, and passage In review.
About thirty minutes will ha cousumod by each or
ganization. Tbo stand of colors will consist ot a
handiome silk national flag and a blue silk 11 a j with
Iho name of tho sucOi-ssful organization embroidered
thereon. The regimental bund will furnish the
music. Capt. E. U. J'ickhardt of Company L Ninth
Regiment, hu pased tho brlga lo exainlulng board.
Tho following changes among tho officers of the
Eighth Regiment hare been made within tho past
fow days: Col, Chauueey has appointed Capt. It. II.
Havvkrs of Company K Regimental Cuiumli.arj , vlco
Arnold, promoted lothestaCf of Gen, Smith, llittallon
berjeaut-ltajor Abram Jacobson has l n appointed
llittallon Qiiarterniaiter of tho First Iiatlallon In
place of Ross, promoted, hergeant J. A. Holohsn of
Company E has b.en promoted Adjutant of the First
Uollallon lu placo of llrowu, promoted. Company C
has elected Second Lieut. W. II. llallu.L First
Lieutenant. Company E has ulecird First heigeant
W. W. Ross beeonl Lieutenant. Company F lias
rltcted Corporal II. J. Rates of Company F, hcveiith
Heglmeut, a Kocond Lieutenant. 1 onipany a has
ehcted a H, cou 1 1.leutenaut lu Iho person uf hergeant
Joseph Kranuy Irom (hu Teutj-flr I lurautry, IT. H.
A. Company II hat elected Assistant Inspector of
Hllle l'racllco Gtorgj II. llakir a 1 Irst I.lcuti ujnt.
It Is considered moro than probable hy thnai In a
position to know that tho National Uuard of Nnw
York will bo , ailed Into tho servho u Ihu IJulted
Mates within tho next ten das,iiot for service In
harbor forts.but for acampalgu la Cuba This will r
UUlrra for o of at least 100,000 men, and out of
Iho 23,000 which compose the llttlo regular army, II
Is estimated that something like 10,000 wll be kept
at fortifications. If a quick blow Is to be struck It
Will U Impossible to wait for the organization, ot
A man could ro into battlo with
ono of our suits mid feol com
fortable. "Wo mako thorn to stand
tho sovoroBt hardship.
Just rocoivod, an importation of
tho very popular silver gray and
blnck vicuna thibot Coat and
voat to ordor, $15.00. Special line
of English stripod trousering to
ordor, $5.00. Top coat to onlor,
$18.00. mado jof high-grado covort
cloth, lined with ailk throughout.
wk own rnirsK.T ami Fitrunit pnoreo.
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Toluntccr troops, with the lona; delays Incident to
equipping, drilling-, and mobilising them, and with
practically no army for otTenslvi operations, tho citi
zen soldiers " HI have lo hear tbe brunt or tho fight
ing In Cuba, unleas Spalu irulu until a couplo of hun
dred thousand s oluntccra aro drilled and equipped.
Commissions for ofllccrs recently elected In the
Soveut) -first ncgiiucut havo been received as foilowsi
first Lloulinaul. K A. bclfrldije, Jr., Company K
becond Lieutenant. W. V. Crockett, Company A, anil
Second Lleutcnaut. Q. II. Wilson, Company I).
Tho First Battery, Copt. Wenrlel, at Its special Is
apection hy (lens. Itoo and Hoffman, paraded li'-l orH- r
cera and men. Only ono man vt as absent. Gen. Hoe
staled the battery wag in perfect condition.
Company n, Forty-seventh Iteglmont, has nom-
lasted Corporal James K. Lnven for Second Lteu-
The headquarters of the Second Knrnl naltalloa JS',
have heon established In tho old armory or the Thlr- BRi
tecnth Iteclment. JST1
Tho Third Ilalt;ry, Copt. Ituiquln, will parade for $?,.
review at Its armory next Wednesday night, I "Sp
Lieut, Henry De W. Hamilton of Company O, 1-W,
Twenty third Itegl ment, has luen elected Captain of HjSel
Company U In placo of lowler, realised. jLxTC
JOTTISOS AIIOUT TOWS. XflK
The Columbia College Musical Society will give an Mjl
entcrlalimient entitled "lu uuil I air" In the grana glv?'
ballroom of the Waldorf .ssturhi mi i.h iit-uina- of 'JSj.
April liu. The proceeds will no to tho 31utnmand jSrV
JJuliles' Hospital, .
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