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'i ' Tat SJteM TaUn to Puronasa Transmeta.
J ' WAsmrtOTON, June 18. A conference held
, at the Whlto House for two hours to-day
;' between President McICInley and the prin.
i clpsl officers of the mllitarjr and nsral
V administrations excited great Interest and
L speculation In and out of official circles.
7 There were many surmises as to the purpose of
i the war council, ons of the most prevalent be
llefs being Out th salting; of the Spanish re-
serve fleet from Cadbi had mado It necessary
j for the GoTornment to change its plans. The
rsserTe squadron did not figure In the confer-
., one, however, and, while Important In soma
y respects, tbo conference did not develop any
' new project In connection with the conduct
I of the wnr. The object of the council
i was to discuss the best mesni of expediting the
f campaigns at Santiago and I'orto Hlco.and as this
is almost entirely dependent on the question of
securing a sufficient number of transports' tho
conferees devoted themselves principally to
! overcoming the embarrassment Introduced by
the failure to get troopships. Tboie who met
I tho President nnd gave their views on the sub-
' Jot of transports were Secretary Alger and
Major-Gon. Miles, representing the War Depart-
(, ment, and Secretary Lone, Admiral BIcard and
t Capt. Mahan. representing the Navr Depart-
6 , ment. Admiral SIcard nnd Capt. Mahan are
1 members of tho Naval War Hoard, commonly
f c known as the Strategy Board. Assistant Secre-
j taryot War Melklejobn. who baa charge of the
chartering of army transports, was also present
for a short time.
The difficulties explained In The Sum of char-
." tsrlng vessels of American register to carry
troops and supplies to tho West Indies were die-
oussed at length. President McKlnloy Is anx
.' ous to hnve reinforcements go to Oen, Shatter
! at Santiago without delay, and that Porto
' Rico should be invaded within a very short
, time. In these intentions ho Is hampered
' by tho action of steamship companies in
. declining to charter to tho Government
(any more vessels suitable for carrying
troops and their equipment and supplies. The
, '; dlfficultlos encountered by the War Department
, ) ' were explained at length to-day, and the Presl-
dont and those with him endeavored to find
-. some means of bringing about a more favorable
i ' condition of affairs. It was apparent before tho
. tonferencs had progressed very far that the
' jf ' . dlltary authorities had been brought to a
' ' standstill in their efforts to arrange for the de-
parture of troops for Santiago and Porto Rico
within a reasonable period,
There were other embarrassments besides that
' relating to the lack of transports. Ever since
i. the project to Invade Porto Rico was broached
j the naval authorities have pointed out that it
would be nnwlse to undertake an expedition
f against that island until Santiago had fallen
and Admiral Sampson's ships were free to par
tlclpato in It. To divide hla fleet now, the naval
i officials contend, would he to make the Santiago
campaign of longer duration, and would weaken
i t the naval nttack on Porto Rico, whereas If all
j j the ships remained at Santiago until the ene-
i toy's forces there had surrendered, every armor-
i clad under Admiral Sampson's command would
1 be free to accompany the army In the second
, h " campaign nnd make shorter work of the fortifl-
i ', katlons. which must ba reduced before troops
' " 'can land.
I " But these objections did not affect in any
Brest measure the matters under consideration
' nt the White House to-day. It was shown that
:. -' with the enormous amount of work to be accom-
pllshed by the Quartermaster and Subsistence
1' t departments the Porto Rico expedition could
. , hardly be ready to move from Florida before
I I I Admiral Sampson and Gen, Shatter have com-
t , pletedthe work ahead of them at Santiago. The
military and naval authorities are apparently
' t agreed that there need be no division of Admiral
jV j Sampson's armorclad squadron until Santiago
has been taken, as that event will have occurred
s before the military expedition to Porto Rico Is
I ready for departure. It is believed that threo
weeks will be rsqulrod to get everything ready,
T even If transports are secured, to justify a etart
I from Fernandlna or the port selected as the
i, place of embarkation.
f At the suggestion of the army representatives
h " the question of utilising the auxiliary cruisers
f , Harvard end Yale as transports was brought
i before tho council and alsoussed at length. The
,' i Kary Department has certain plans for these
j YusselSjWhtch cannot well be postponed, and its
I representatives adhere to their previous notice
i to the War Department, that If the troops were
J ready when the Harvard and Yale were about
! to make a trip to the West Indies, these vessels
would be placed ah Its disposal. As the two
' auxiliaries will proceed South next week, the
first division of Gsn. Shatter's reinforcements
will be obliged to make ready for departure Im
mediately. It is understood that the proposl-
! tlon was accepted by tho military represonta-
h ttves and that several thousand soldiers will go
to Santiago by the former American liners some
i time next week, thus partly relieving the cm
'. barrassment over securing transports.
As a result of the conference tho Wnr Depart-
;, ment took steps immediately to purchase trans-
5 ports outright instead of chartering them. Llb-
. oral terms will bo otTered, and It is hoped by the
i.; Government that the thirty-five vessels neces
sary to accommodate the Porto Rtio expedition
I will Do secured. Assistant Secretary Melklc-
.' jobnof the WarDepartmentbegan negotiations
It directly after the conference to secure two
watercarrvlng ships and two refrigerator Blilpa,
to be employed in conveying distilled water and
fresh beef to the troops now on their way to
i Santiago, These vessels will make frequent
trips from the United States. Each will have a
carrying capacity o( about a thousand tons, and
, contractors have already promlsod the depart
ment that they will make the necessary changes
If the Government will furnish tho vessels.
- The occupation of Porto Rico la likely to be
deferred until after the capture of Santlugo and
Its defences, and the capture or destrnctloa of
Cerrera's squadron. This Is chiefly due to the
, lack of transports. It Is estimated that at least
thirty, and possibly as many as forty
Ave, steamships will be required to convey
troops and sunplles for an expedition of 20.000
men. The authorities do not beliove It is wise
to couut on using any of the transports now
with Gen. bhafter. If there can be a postpone
ment of the Porto Hlco expedition until the
military operations in Hantiugo shall havo been
completed, it will not be necessary to charter so
many transports, as part of the force In Santi
ago can be transferred to Porto Rico,
Another embarrassment is the lack of convoys.
H Naval officials insist that It would be Injudl-
H ; clous to withdraw any of the naval force now
H : off Santiago, and thoy assert with equal posl-
Hi p tiveneas that it would be unwise to with-
H draw any of the force on blockading
H : duty, us It Una been already materially
! t. ' diminished to furnish convoys for tlie
' Bantligo expMlllou. The muvements of
I tho Culls fl;ut while not very menacing at
I yresent cr ULilj to U In the future, require a
f reserve naval force which shall be at the dls-
pose! of the Navy Department. It is suggested
that should the navy be imbarrasseJ by convoy
, service for two simultaneous exreditinns the
B f enemy might seize the opportunity to reach
1 r Havana or engagu the American squudron ut
Santiago or San Jean,
Another rgument for tho postponement of the
H.? PortoRIco invasion is the InsuflUiency of regu-
HJn lr troops In this country. There are about
Hjjl 8,000 regulars at Tampa, u forco w hlth cannot
B K be materially Increased by transfers from
sH iS - srtllltry posts. It is deemed essential to sue-
HjK " cess In Porto Hlco Hint the troops forming
j the expedition shall consist of a strong
H force of regulars. This will be possible
HJH Only by transferring to the Porto Itlcoezpedl-
Hlf Hon some of the regulars now under Gen.
Hj M Shatter. The reports show that at least 10,000
HJM o( the yatitlago expedition are regulars, and
H 'y. vi hon the present expedition shall have been re-
HJ inlorcod nod the operations ended It will be pos-
MMftlam ' -- " '"' """" -asSaa.tiits i isi n i
asassasBt
slble to transfer to Porta Rico probably one-half
pf the regulars undeoOen. Shatter.
Soma slgnlOcant orders were Issued late to
day br Secretary Alitor, who telegraphed tho
commanding General of the Department of the
East to hare four batteries of artillery now at
Fort Monroe prepared for Instant departure.
These batteries are D of the Fifth Roglment,
commanded by Capt. Lonila; U of the Firth
Regiment, commanded by Capt. Reedj K of
the Sixth Regiment, commanded by Capt.
Sage, nnd II of the Seventh Regiment, com
manded by Capt. Rush. Thcso batteries, tho
two latter of which are of the new regiments of
artlllory, will be formed Into a siege train nnd
will leave their posts Immediately and proceed
to Tampa by rail, whero their commanding offi
cers will report to Gen. J. I. ltodgcrs. Chief of
Artillery, headquarters of tho army In the nelil.
The commands comprise more than 300 men,
end will form an Important addition to the force
at Tampa. It was assumed In the War Depart
ment that these baltorleswlll form ono of the
reinforcing expeditions to (Jen. Shatter, although
ther may be retained and utilised In the Porto
Rlto expedition.
JUIS'ISTVK MEltUV'S DUMA I..
He Itcpudlates Letters Publlthea In Ilueaee
Arret rtrdeellns on Title Government.
WASHINGTON, Juno 18. 8cror Don Martin
Garcia Merou. Envoy Extraordinary and Min
ister Plenipotentiary from tho Argentine Re
public to this country, to-day denied nil knowl
edge of the authorship of certain correspondence
recently published in tho Xation, a leading
newspaper of Iluenos Ayres, which wore signed
"Ignotus," and mado gross nccusntlons and re
flections upon the American Government, and
particularly upon ox-Hecrotnry of State Sher
mun while that gentleman was at the bead of
President McKinley's Cabinet. Seflor Merou
said to-day:
" These letters, of which so much has been
said, both In my own country and to some ex
tent in the United States, and which havo
tonded to reflect upon me, wlillo not actuully
mentioning my nunio. vrcro written and pub
lished during mv absence from tho United
States. In tho tlrst place I have no cause or
reason to crlticlso either the Government of tho
United States or any of Its ofllclnlaion tho other
band, they command my respoct And admiration.
Again, tny official position as a representative
of the Government of tho Argentine Hcpnbllo
makes it Incumbent upon me to maintain strict
neutrality, oven If I personally hail any nesire
to speak disparagingly of Secretary Sherman or
any other official of tho Cabinet, which I
assure you I hao not in any degree.
I called at the Department of State to-dav and
had a conference with JudgoWlllinm II. Day, tho
Secretary of State I showed him tho copy of
theAfation containing the articles which havo
been referred to add copied In some of tho Amer
ican papers. I explained to htm fully and to his
complete satisfaction that I had absolutely
nothing to do with the publication of the lettors
and did not know their authorship. He was en
tirely ssUsned with what I said to him.
Further. 1 ao not bolicvo that, an) member of
thn Argentine Legation would take It upon him
solf to write such tetters during my nbsence and
without my approval or permission, and (or
which such a person would not only lie repri
manded but discharged from the legation by
me."
Seflor Garcia Merou showed several books
and writings by Cuban authors bearing witness
to their frrendly relations and his sympathies
fer the Cuban cause, and declared that be hid
never made a statement against tbem, but had
always maintained a strict neutrality, nnd he
deeply regretted tho publication of the cor
respondence In lluenoe Ayres and reproduced
in the Uniled States. Had it been called to his
attention before publication be would hate
denied It beforehand and thus forestalled any
adverse criticism.
AQRKBUEXTOX SUNDItT CiriZ tlll.1..
Asproarlatlena for Parle Bxpoalllon and Tor
Mte Tor Printing Offl.ee Retained.
Washington. June 18. The conferees on
the disputed Items of tho Sundry Civil Appro
priation bill bare reached an agreement on al
but eome half a dozen Senate amendments,
not of great importance, upon which a vote
will be asked in the House and afterward. It
necessary, in the Senate. Itlsexpocted in this
way to dispose of these Items and tho blU, mak
ing this practically the final conference.
The most Important action had to-day was
the acceptance by the House conferees of the
appropriation for the representation of tho
United States at the Paris Exposition. A para
graph of similar purport was reported to the
House in the original bill, but was ruled out on a
point of order. It was restored by the Senate
committee, with an appropriation of $750,000,
together with a proviso that the twelve assist,
ants to the Commissioner should be experts,
having special attainments in regard to the
subjects of the gTo-ip or groups in the exposi
tion to which they should be assigned. As
agreed upon br tho conferees, the President is
to appoint a Commissioner-General and twelve
Commissioners, witnout reference to qualifica
tions. The appropriation is fixed at $000,000.
Suitable exhibits of the acTlcultural products
Iof the various btntea and Territories are to be
prepared by the Secretary of Agriculture at a
cott not exceeding $75,000.
The Senate amendment suspending President
Cleveland's order of Feb. H'2, 1BU7, and restor
ing to the public domains the lauds in Wvumlng
Utah. Montana, Washington, Idulio, and South
Dakota which were tec apart as a forest re
sens was Btrickon frora the bill, leaving the
order still In force.
The long-standing controvcrxy between the
two housei over a site for the Go eminent
Printing Ufllce In this city was brought to an
end bv the lloufc conferees adopting ihc Scn
ute amendment authaiizliig tho condemnation
of Una adjoining the building at pro-ent useit
by the printing oltke. Two hundred nnd tlfty
thousand dollars 1 appropriated to pay fur the
land and an addition will be constructed
thereon. The Items upon which nn ngrcei'iiint
was roached are these: Appropriating $100,
000 for a sanitarium at Hot Springs. Ark., for
dlsanled volunteer toldlcrs; $120,000 for a
public building at Annanalls, Md.. and $50,000
for a public building at liutto, Mon.
rr.iEJiA.ss is thi: public sbii'ck.
A nil! (Inalaa the Itlcht or Preterm nn the
Ri!dlrrs flrrvlce During Inn Wnr.
Washington, Juno 18. The Senate bus
passed a bill to regulate the appointment of vet
erans of the war of the rebellion to plnccs In the
public service. It provides thut honorably dis
charged soldiers, sailors, or marines who served
between April 12. 1801. and Aug. i!(l, 1805,
shall be preferred for appointment, retention,
and promotion; age, loss of limb, or other physi
cal Impairment which docs not in fact Incapaci
tate shall not disqualify them, provided thoy
possess the business 'capacity necessary to dis
charge the duties of the position Involved, nnd
they shall not be dismissed except for cause.
The bill was to-day f.ivornbly reported to the
House by Mr, Tawney nf .Minnesota from the
Committee on Civil Hervlco Reform. The report
saya:
" Under the present Inw tho right or prefar
enie Is based upon disabilities; under tho pro
posed law the right of pn-fcreui n Is based upon
the Ben Ice of the soldier who his win eil ilur ng
the war and has nn hnnorntiln dlsclMrgu. The
S resent law luis given rise toagrent ileal nf
satisfaction, for the renenn Ihntum.inwho
may hnvt -nrved only a month or less, nnd dur
ing thitt service incurred nny disability, 1h pre
ferred In the matter of employment by Ihe Gov
ernment over the soldier or sailor who may
h'ive served throughout the war hut Incurred
nnrilsabtlltirn. Ilelllng th t thU discrimina
tion is neither right nur Jinit, the committee
recommends the passage of the bill,"
Aj'BiKf:n iir.no in Tin: oiiaiii.
Kutoalee llrllvrred n (be IJTe nml Wrrvltes er
inn l.ate heimlur llarrl.
Wabiiinoton, June 18, Speaker Heed, after
an ahseiucof threo dnjs, resumed his plate In
therhulr lo-d.ij.
Tho request of Mr. Henry (Hop., Iud.l for
unanimous consent to consider tuo Senate bill
protertln.' tho Ho I Cross in Iheexdusive use of
Its Insignia, a red (Irtal: cross on a white ground,
met the objection of Mr, Halley iHcin,, Tex.).
Cousluer.illon was then returned of tho con
ference, report on the District of Columbia Ap
propriation hill.
W Ithoul disposing of the report, the House at
i o'clock turned aside from publli business and
listened to milugleson thellfennd services of
tho late Senator Wham (1, Harris of Tviinnoec,
Addrrpsex weio dellverel by Mcssis.Mi.MII
lln, ltlclinrilson. llronulow, Canuaik -md Sims
of TrnneM, lllsiid, llenton Hint l)e Aruiond of
.M In our I Urosveliurof Ohio, Meyerof l.oulaUna,
Milteol Arkinsas, Itheaof Kentucky. Ki men
trout nf Pennsylvania. Onnon of Illinois, King
of Ut h, Swanson of Virginia, Hartman of Mon
taun, nnd SuJzeruf New York,
At tho conclusion of these addresses the
House ndjourr.ed Until UoetUft
jjiieTitmarneit)!' t"f Tiymrv n I'-ranerfure arm'- rtsTTr'
i i in i nrrniiiieflliiwisjaaaasaaaalaal
job XiBiTBn'n loans.
Drap In the Price er Wheat Isll te Be In
croaeleg Thesa,
CmoAQo, June 18. Joseph Letter Is poorer
to-night In CAsh wheat by f 1.000,000 than be
was on last Monday, when bis actions created a,
panic on the Board of Trade. The excitement
that attended his sudden disposition of his hold
ings has died down, but with it has also gone
down the prlco of wheat.
H was estimated that on last Monday Letter
turned over to P. I), Armour, ns trustee, about
10,000,000 bushels of rash wheat. At the close
of the Hoard of Trade to-dny cash wheat was
worth 10 cents n. bushel less than It was on
Monday. This loss Is Letter's, not Armour's.
Of course wheat may recover, but the market at
the present tlino Is anything but encouraging
for Loiter.
Just what Leltor's losses will be no one can
estimate, not even himself. A well-known
broker said to-day:
"No one will know the result of Letter's trad,
tnga until all hie wheat has been disposed of.
He has not only a large nmount In the hands of
local trustee?, but also an enormous quantity In
Europe. This has been a disastrous day for him."
It Is thought that L. 7,. Letter must havo
known as early ns ton days ago that there was
no way out for his son, save general liquidation.
Ho sounded capitalists ns to their feeling about
buying real estate, yet he did not offer any of
his realty holdings for sale. The father was no
doubt turning ovor tn his mind at that tlmo the
raising of necessary cash to pull his son through.
STOUT OP A DLIIODT IVBL.
Teld br n leuth uh Looks Like n German
Sludrnt It I, neks Cenflrnmtlon.
Hackenrack, June 18. Marshal II. W.
Walling of Ilasbrouck Heights brought to
Hnckensack jail last night a young German ac
cused of being accessory to a duel In which one
of his countrymen Is alleged to have been
wounded. The prisoner, whosayshelnnaedat
Hoboken four weeks ago. Is believed to be a
student. Ho told Justice Heath, atahenrlnj;
this morning, that his nniuo was Robert Train
er, that be camo over In couipnny with Otto
Jacobs, on lntlmato friend, who. he said, lived
nt l!Utl Sixth street. New York city, and worked
in Grand street.
Trainer found employment nt tho Old Home
stead Hotel, Ilasbrouck Heights, whero his talk
nbout tho duel caused Marshal Wnlllng to ar
rest him.
Trainer denies hn ing w ilneescd the light, but
In his statement ho admits having had ante
ccdent'knon ledge of It. Ho adisod his friend,
who Is a good swordsman, not to fight with
pistols, but the details had already beon ar
ranged. Jncobs called for Trainer on Thurs
day nftornoon, tho prisoner declares, nnd took
him to the city. This was after the alleged
duel. They went down to South Reach, 8taten
Island, whero Jncobs pointed out the scene of
the fight in the woods, ut the same tlmo de
scribing the light to bis friend.
According to Trainer's story, there were six
persons In the company, Jacobs nnd his adver
sary, who was mentioned only as Emll; two
Physicians, and two women. The duel was
fought on account of ono of the women, who
hud instated on witnessing the conflict.
Jacobs told Trainer, so Trainer says, that
the meeting took place at 4 o'clock In tho
morning, tho conditions bolng that tiring should
continue until ono or both nui disabled. At
tho flrst shot Jacobs had two holes mane
through his trousers near the hip, tho bullet
grazing tho flesh, lloth weapons snapped to
gether on tho second flro, when Emll dropped,
HnUng been hit In tho forehead abovo the
right eye. Trainer aaid he didn't know how
badly Emll was hurt, as Jniobs told him ho
lied hurried from the scene, leaving Emll In
the heads of tho doctors nnd the womon.
How muth of this story is truo has not been
ascertained. John O. Grade Interviewed the
Srlnoner In German nt the request of the Sheriff,
lr. Grndo said that ho api-oared to be an In
telligent young man, probably a student, and
that ho told tho same story he told to Justice
Heath.
Word of tho alleged duel was telephoned to
the Manhattan and Richmond police on Friday
afternoon. Deteitivn Sergeant Corey was sent
down to South Beach immediately, but neither
ho nor tho Staten Island men could find any
thing to substantiate the story of a duel.
A squad of policemen sDentrsovernl hours
yrstorduy beating woods and bruBh In the
neighborhood of South Beach, but found neither
dead body nor blood. I m1 evening Detecthe
Carev wui sent over t" Hnckensack to have a
talk with Trainer. If Trainer's storv seems to
him probable. It ii thought Trainer will bo
taken down to South Beach to point out the
scene of the duel.
Mrs. Emma Klorlme. who conduols the board
ing house nt --0 Sixth street, said lBt nlgbo
that Otto Jacobs came there threo weeks ngh
Thursday, directly from tho steamer on whlck
he arrived In this country. A weea
after his arrival ho was called on by o
woman, Mrs. Florlmo asked Jncobs wht
the woman was and was Informed that
she was his sweetheart. She had come
overon thesnmo ship with him, but had gone
on to some Interior citv when she landed. I.ast
Thurdav Jocoln s"iit his trunk aw v. Vostcr
dav morning Jacobs went nwy. lie was ac
companied at that tlmo by the young woman.
A XOUNO MOTH r. 11 KILLS IlBltSELl'.
Unnble to Support llrnielr and Child, Which
he I.ert wllh Annthrr tVitrann.
Dora Hose, 10 years old, of 330 Cherry street,
committed sulcldu yesterday afternoon at her
home by drinking carbolic a Id. She had a
child four months ago. Immediately after, she
went to Mrs. Sarah Horowitz at 7 Eldrldge
street, nnd left her bnby thoro days while sho
worked as a nurse In Stanton street. She bad
been discharged from her pluco as clerk with j
a firm in Church street.
She was unable to support hernelf and the
child, anil twouceka ago idio went awn) and
did not return, lira Horowitz, who Ik u widow
and has children of her own, after looking for ,
the runaway mother, took tho boy to tho Kl- i
drldge street pollia station, but sho who told t
to take him to Headquarters. Huadquariers
told her to take euro of the bnby till the mother
came afte It,
The mother went lo 330 Cherry street and
gut board with Jui ob Goldstein's family. Gold
eteln received tho girl without qucstluu. She
was very unhapDy. monnlnir about her little
child nil the while, and sobbing because she
was unable to care for it.
Mrs. Horowitz found the girl last night, but
Dora was dead. She doesn't know what to do
with the baby now.
SHOOTS IIIMHELP IN TUP. WOODS.
Julluel. Phlllpaoii Kills llltinrir, Posslbl, He.
cniinf- Ilia I'nrtner Did,
Julius P, Pbllipsuu, the proprietor of tbo At
lantic Window Shade Compjnv of Newurk, went
to Mnplevtood, N.J. , yrutt'ldny morning. Just
before noon lie left Geurgo Tltmus's hotel there
and walked Into tho woods, where he shot him
self IhroiiKh the luad. Tho body was found u
few nilnutia Inter by M. M. Hoppange, who
called Tltinus. The dead linn held a revolver
In ono liuiid and In the other was an envelope,
upon which wan written: "Telephone 1!30 whon
I inn found." That is the number of the instru
ment tn his place ol business, and a all brought
Mr. Levi, one of hlsrelatlvrs, to Ihe scene of his
death.
Mr. i.cvl said Phllluuon business was thrlv
linr, and lie tould not think of any leason for tho
suicide, except perhaps that it might be because
l'liillpson's partner, Albert Drummer, killed
himself about six weeks ago. l'ulllpwin leaves
a w Idow and ouo child. He was about DO ) oars
old.
LOST lllrr.AI. Til, KI1. LBV UIU&KLP
Cuurtee A, llertlrli Cemmtle lelfllde llecause
or Itiislnrai llrveraea.
Charles A. Hertlcb, an imuerter and manu
facturer of furs at P.I Mercer stroet, committed
suicide yvsterduy afternoon nl his residence,
Fifth and Wostervelt avenues. New Brighton,
Staten Island, He was found dead la his bath
room, wllh a pistol lying on tho floor near his
bod). Ho hud shot himself in the right temple.
Business reverses, his friends say, led to the
suicide.
Mr. Ilcrlkh was (17 years old. Five years
airo his wealth was estimated at 91,000,000,
Within the Inst three )rar he failed In butt
no, i thrto 1 1 nitM. and eui.h tlmo his creditors
ni-slUd him In bugiti business anew. He once
o ued i unsidcruble real estate on Stuteu Island
whero ho took anacthe part In politics. For
two terms lie n presented his town in the Rich
mond? 'aunty Hoard of .Supervisors- He also
served hs ttjmol commissioner and as village
trustee In New Brighton.
v ftftirslu 'Iradlns Aut Clnublliis.
CillCii.o, Juno 18 Judge Clary decided this
morning that a Board of Trade transaction was
not gambling. Ieauo Myers of Charlton, la.,
surd C. A, b) laud k Co. for $7,000, claiming
that the money lott on tbt board disappeared in
a. gambling operation. Myers was spcoulsling
in pork in lbUd. He failed to put up additional
margins when called upon by Whylani Co.,
and they closed out hit trades, ,
sBtfasamkwmkWAWUftikWkWKkW
OUSTED THE 1UNNA MEN.
HOtr AT TUB KEPUItLlOAN COUKTT
aONPBNXtUN UT aLBTBLAND,
Ilaana Mea Lechrd the Peer en HeKleeea
Mm Ueder Marer MeKletea Dlraetlea
Police Rrelie la and Pat Manna Mea Oat.
Clkvklanp, 0., June 18. The Republican
County Convention at Army and Navy Hall
here to-day broke up in probably the fiercest
row ever experienced In Cuyahoga county poli
tics. The stake was the control ot the county
organlzatloa, and the selection of delegates to
the State Convention. The McKlieon mou had
the larger number ot delegates, but the County
Committee in charge ot the preliminaries was
composed of Hanna men. The latter looked the
doors before the MoKlsion men arrived. These
were forced open ut.der the personal direction ot
Mayor MoICIeson by th police, headed by Di
rector of I'olloe Abbott.
The Chairman ot the Hnnna County Commit
tee claimed the right to name the temporary
Chairman ot the organisation. He tried to
force C. W. Colllster as Chairman. The
MelvlSBon men named Fred L. T"fL Both
Chairmen sought to preside, and both were
surrounded by opponents who attempted bod
ily violence. A big row then broke loose.
Soma one on the platform, crowded with par
tisans of each faction, called out!
"Bhovo Taft off the platform."
A rush was made for Taft, The crowding
was too groat to see who got bold of Taft first.
Sam Crow, who was alongside ot Taft, swung
a hoavy right Into the nearest opponent. Every
body n.lxod up like a wedge rush in a football
game. Curses, yells, calls, and all kinds ot
noises were heard.
Men wild with rage rushed over chairs and
tables and climbed on tho stage. Ihero was
pandemonium. Tho police, with drawn clubs,
Invndod tho stage. Heads were battered, and
tho Hanna men were thrown off the stage. A
police reserve of twenty-five was called out to
preserve order.
Both Chairmen then got clubs and pounded for
recognition. Colllster was arrested, hustled out,
and kept in secret subjugation for a while.
Taft announced his own oloctlon. S. T. Ever
ett, Hanna's friend, was selzod by the collar and
jerked about the stage. In all. forty-five po
licemen were required.
Forced from active participation, tho Hanna
delegates withdrew, went across the street, and
organized a rump convention of their own.
Then tho two conventions named Stato dele
gates and committees of their own. The courts
will be called upon to settle tho fiercest Republi
can tight ever known tn these parts.
aTABTEli OFF TTITII A 11 A Til.
Queer Campaign MMhede br a Philadelphia
Candidate rer Major.
Philadelphia, June 18. The Hon. James
Emory Byram. a close political chum ot the
Mayor of Philadelphia, launche 1 bis boom for
the Mayoralty today in a peculiar fashion. Mr.
Byram Is tho Republican leader of the ward
comprising the suburb of Frankford. Ho ap
peared nt a publlu bathhouse in Frankford to
day nnd dived head foremost Into tho pool, wear
ing a silk hat nnd a dress suit, to the delight ot a
multitude of spectators.
Before taking his plungo Col. Byram read a
speech from manuscript on what ho will do for
the city when he Is chosen Major, nnd said he
was about to take his baptism. He swum
around In the pool for half an hour, with his
silk hat on. Illustrating a variety of antics, to
the delight of the youthful population.
Col. Byram Is a membor of -Select Council and
has been fighting for six years tosecuroapub
lie bath In Frankford. With his pluugo to-day
Into tho pool and the Mayoralty campaign, the
new bathhouse was opened formally. The silk
bat he wore will be bung up in the place as a
memento,
C03I3IITTBE TO SER OOP. BLACK.
These Men Will Tell Illn the Paete AbeulTam
Mnnx'a lluld nn tho Pallca Department.
President Qulgg ot the Republican County
Comraltteo announced last night the names
ot the Committee of Seven which be has
appointed by direction ot the County Com
mittee to lay beforo Gov. Black the facts
touching Tammany's raid on the Police
Department of the city of New York. Tho com
mittee consists of Abraham Gruber. Ernest
Hall, Collector Georgo R. nidwell. Notional
Committeeman Frederick S. Glbbs, Charles II.
Murray, Charles N. Talntor, and John Sabine
Smith.
The special commltteo will assemble on Mon
day nftornoon for tho purpose ot taking Hteps to
ascertain when li will be convenient for Gov.
Black to receive them. After the communica
tion Is received from Gov. Black the committee
wilt start for Albany.
President Qulgg, ns authorized by the Repub
lican County Committee. Is to heul thn com
mittee when Stgocb to Albany to see Gov. lllai.k.
Moi'fiT jtavtion ltr.couNizr.n.
Hfate Bircnflve Committee Decide Aanlnst
Ciiniri-nmnn Werer,
The Hon, Benjamin B. Odcll, Jr., who presided
nt the meeting of tho Executivo Committee of
the Republican State Committee, which dis
cussed tho evidence submitted by the warring
factions in Clinton county, tbo ono headed by
Gen. Stephen Motflt and the other byex-Repre-Ecntatlve
John M. Wever, was In a position cs.
terday to hand out tho decision of tho Execu
tive Committee. The decl.lon Is in favor of tho
Mofllt people. Tho Executive Committee recog
nizes the Molllt people ss tho regular Republi
can organization nt the county. And Inasmuch
as the Wever faction agreed to abide by tho
decision of tbo Etecutiv o Committee, It was the
opinion yesterday that there will now be peace
among the Republicans of the county.
at. Lnwronc Cuuntr Candidates.
OoDENsnuuo, N, Y Juno 18. At the St. Law
rence county Republican caucus today, the
delegates were Instructed to vote for Lucius N.
Littauerof Glovorsvlllo for renomination as a
member of Congress, and for George It. Malby
ot Ogdensburg for renomln.itlnn.is Stte Sena
tor. For Assomblyinan Ira C. Mills of Edvvnrds
carried th Finl district without opposition,
and Benjamin A. Buhtock of Brasher the boe
ond district against M. V. B. Ives,
Dtil at. Mill (nils en Mr. IllnUlor.
PoDOiiKEKmit, June 18. David B. Hill Is a
guest st Eden Hill, the homo of James W. If Ink
ley, ex-Chalrmun of the Democratic State Com
mittee. He will remain there for several days.
LastSunday Perry Belmont was a guest of Mr.
Hiukley, and other Democrats have been drop
ping in at Intel vals.
tax on jo.vBr oitnisns.
The Pest omee Denarliaent Dtalrre to Collect
It Without ICspenae to the Trrnaurj.
WABHiNaTON, June 18. Tho Post Ofllce De
partment Is Interested In the method of collect
ing the tax nn moue) orders. The War Itevenu
act provides that monoy ortWrs shall be tsxod '2
cents, and the Post Olllce Department desires
to collect the tux Itsi If. It Is believed that by
charging an additional 'J cents for each
money order and turning this 'J cents Into
the Treasury the tsx can be collected without
additional expense and with no inconvenience.
If, however, the Treasury Dopurlnieut Insists
that the monoy orders must be stamped with a
rorenue stamp, it will entail a considerable
cost tn collecting the tax both on the Treasury
Depurtmcnt nnd tho Post Oilier Department,
EvLry putchaser of a money older "111 he In
convenienced and every mnne) order clerk will
be put to umiucosaary trouble. In addition, the
stamps theinse'ves will lostagoul deal. It is
CHtlm.iloU that the Government will collect be
tween $0,000,000 and $7,000,000 from this tax.
HTitvoK ux a ii ran: ii axo killed.
Gears A. arhnelkert or Oraase, N, J,, nun
Down While Croaslae Main Street.
George A. Schnelkert, Overseer of the Poor of
Orange, N. J was run down by James Dwyer, a
wheelman. In Main street. Orange, last night.
Schnoikerl's head struck th pavtmenl, and he
died of concussion ot the brain two hours later.
He ottompiea to cross tb street while a trolley
car and four wheelmen were going by.
Dwyer was arrested and ball was fixed at
01,000. which be furnished. Dwyer was until
reteutlr a Corporal in Company H, Second Hegl
Blent. New Jersey National Guard.
BOOB OABOBNH OPENED.
vTaadevtlle at lis Caala and an Orchestra at
the Madia Dejeara,
The best vaudeville entertainment evor given
In a New York open roof garden was that with
which the summer season began at the Casino
last night. All thos which had gone before
are remembered for gcnoral northlessness and
spcoial indecencies. Bo tbo standard of com
parison was low, and the record of merit wns
not hard to beat. However, Edward Evor
ett Rice, the premier exhibitor of women,
bad taken chargo ot the affair, and he
accomplished much more than to merely provide
abetter show than had previously been given
on top ot a theatre. It was very much superior
to its predecessors, and, besides that, it was
quite cleanly, which Is more than the Rice
brand Is a guarantee of. It was prepon
derating feminine. Men's names ware scarce
In the printed programme, and tbotr appear
ances were still Boarcer In tho performance,
as two of those who had been an
nounced did not come out at nil. But
all the promlsos as to womsn were kept, and
they were a welcome lot. Indeed, though none of
them was a stranger. Marguerite Sylva sang
two ballads In skirts and one without. Nellls
Hawthorne also was draped for two songs and
Ot for a third. June Jaokson was agile In pa
rlotlo dances! bo was Amorita, as well as
laattc, and sho led a naval ballet. Etta Stet
son and Klsa Martens gave voice to ditties
ot the concert ball sort Jusle Dewllt
hugged her violin lovingly, and posed In her
firetty Imitation of rhapsody while playing that
nstrumtnt. Frequenters of vaudeville thea
tres kuow that ull Lho aolrcesss named are beau
tiful, Bcveral ot them remarkably lovely, nnd
Upon this occasion they were new nnd generally
becoming costumes too short at one end or the
other for absolute decorum, perhaps, and still
not much scan tor thai, can ba Been In ball
rooms or tho surf. Not one ot their
songs was a thing to blush at, nor did
any of the dancers demand the dropoing
ot an eyelid. The other specialties were Alice
Atherton s barmaid sketch, laughing song and
cake-walk, this Introducing a party of comlo
negroes; Lafayette's imitations of characters,
drawing of quick pictures and an impersonation
of Mr. Sousa conducting tho orchestra in Sousa
marches, and Harry S. Marlon's songs, with
stereoptio Illustrations, which wero badly
lighted, and constituted the only miscarriage in
an entertainment that lasted about three hours.
Tho roof of the Madison Square Garden will
be devoted again this summer to th concerts
of the Metropolitan Permunont Orchestra,
which tilled lho season thero last year.
Henry P. Schmitt, who took Anton Soldl's
plnco, will bo the conductor throughout
ihe summer, He directed the orchestra
last nlsht In an admirably played programme,
which doubtless contained just tbo variety
suited to such audiences. There were num
bers by Wagner, Mendelssohn, Bach. Liszt.
Thomas, and Gounod, witli liglilcr In
terludes from Strauss, Souaa, Herbert,
and Mlchseles. If thero Is any demand
for a good orchestra, popular but high-class
music, under the most agreeable summer sur
roundings, the season of this orchestra sbnuld
prosper. Tho broozo on the root last night
wire sufllcieutly vigorous to lniiko tho Inclos
ing pillars only a ploisint protection. It Is
architecturally about the most attractive roof
gardea that tho city possesses, and Inst night
tbore wero appropriate decorations of palms
and flowers. Mr. Schmitt Is a capable con
ductor, and he has a good orthestra. Ho
is musician enough to follow good Ideals,
and sometimes tie carries this beyond
tho limits of hie musical performances. Tosco
him last night was to decide that in something
mar than his art ho was aiming to follow
Seldl. This w as especially apparent in tho mat
ter of coiffure.
OBlt'3 LETTER GONE AST11AT.
Printed la th Paper and Addressad t Mr.
Could, but llaanH Itoarhrd Ulni Vet.
George J. Gould, Prosldent of the Manhattan
Elovutod Railroad Company, has sent tho fol
lowing letter to Alexander E. Orr, President of
the Rapid Transit Commission:
Dkar Sir: My attention has been called to a
communication published In tbo daily press, ad
dressed to me ns President ot Ibis company,
dated June 0 and purporting to be an answer to
my letters of May tl and May L!U. I desire to in
form you thut up to tbo close of business to-day,
Saturduy, June IS, 1 havo received no such
communication from you, nor have I heard from
you In regard thereto, directly or Indirectly,
orally or in writing. It is more than
six weeks since I sent you my letter of May 0,
in which I urged jour board to roach sorao lm
msdlate decision on tbo main propositions of
our application; and It Is now nearly four
weeks since, at your request, this company sub
mitted its counter proposition for tbo West
street franchise. In solliitiug such counter
proposition you xpllcitly agreed to tako Imme
diate action, yet after a lapieof nearly a month,
we hav roielved no answer whatever from
your board.
Tho Extension Committee and Board of Direc
tors of this company are lomposed of men repre
senting many lluanclal lnterestH, whoso duties
necessarily keep them h-re in the busy period, but
many of whom Invariably leave the city during
the summer months. Among othort, whoso plans
for months past have rontcmplnted absence
from the city in July and August are Mr. Gall
away, Chairman of the Extension Committee,
and myself. It will be unit to impossible to eon- i
vene our Extension Committee nnd Hoard of
Directors during tboso months. Hence It
has been nur bopo und deslro that all Im
portant and vital matters now pending between
your tioard nnd this tomn ny, and which ro
quire thn action or the Intension Commltteo
and Board of Directors, siiouid be determined,
if possible, during tbo month of Juue.
I trust, therefore, that if the letter dated June
0, published In the daily pspeis. Is intended ns
a communication to this company, you will ho
kind enough teaond the tame to me nt once, so
that Immediate action may bo taken thereon.
Very truly youra. Gkohuk J. Goi'lu,
Presl lent Minhaltan Hallway Company.
New Yoiik. JuuolS.
PERILS OP II 1I1TP. HOUSE RAPIDS.
A Number or llronklsai Already rteporled
.Intone l'eonln Uound Tor lho Klouillfar,
Skaoway, Alaska, June H, via San Fran
cisco. June 18 Various estimates made by
men who arrived from Whitchnrse Rapids
yesterday and to-day place the loss of life
in the rapids sinco navigation opened at lo
tweenseven nnd ten persons. John Steele, who
came in to-day, witnessed three drownings In
two weeks.
Most of the boats on Lakes Llndermsn nnd
Bennett have now passed Caribou Crossing unci
are wH on their vvuv to Dawson.
The Cuuadtan ofllclals have collected $'.100,000
In customs since Kehruurj, and the amount is
now on the wov to Ottawa, Typhoid fever has
appeared In Skagwav, and It Is feared will be
eplceniic as the weather grows wnnner.
The Yukon Is unusually low and Whltcliorso
and Five Fingers rapids are mure dangerous
than usual. Of the tlrst 175 boats to shoot
Whltehorse Rapids forty-one wero wrecked.
PLATED POKER AT CONEY ISLAND.
Ausait Rcbwarls l.oat SOS nnd Then Mad th
Oilier Two Plajrre Arrested.
John McClane, who says ho Is a horseman
from Chicago, and Charles W, Kelly, who sa)s
he la a "gentleman of Coney Island," wer
lined $25 each In the Coney IsUnd Police Court
yesterday on the charge of playing poker, Tho
arrest of the mvn was caasi-rl by August
Schwartz, a farmer of Westlli id. N. J., who
said he was swindled out of l- on Friday
nliiht In MIsard ic Basset's resort on Schwicck
ert'sW Ik.
Schwartz says the men inv ted him to have a
drink, and then eugceatoit a game ot curds. He
lost $12 in u short time, ami nan then loir) that
If he had $50 he could win 100. He went to
Westfleldand got the $50, but lost thai, too.
Then be complained to the police. The men paid
their Ones.
oirl MUiiimni:i ur robbers.
Dnuahter f a WlMoitln rarmrr Killed and
Ihe Hon. set on Fire.
Pepin, WIh., Juno 18, -Robbers yestorday en
tered the liousu nf Thnuius Heldoii, a farmer liv
ing two miles norlhof hero, mid murdered Mary
Scldon, tbu 17-jeur-old daughter, who was Hie
only member of tho family nl home, ihen,
seurchlug the house, tlv-y found 400, The
murderers then dragged Ihe body of lho girl lo
the cellar, poured oil over it, ana set tire to the
clothing. Th hoiiKit and its contents wer
burned. A peddler bus been orrusU-,1 on suspl
clou, but ao far no evldencohus betu discovered
against him.
lllrjrllsl'a Atiu nnd Itllio llrohrn.
Charles Kelsar, a salesman, living at 7(13 Pros
pect avenue, was knocked from bis bicycle last
night by colliding with n grocer) wagon at
Seventh nvenuu una lboih street, Ki-lser was
seriously Injured, two of his ribs bring broken
and his right arm bring fractured. He was
taken to the Manhattan Hospital, 'ihe driver
of the wagon, August Northrup, a 15-year-old
boy, was arrested for reuUless driving.
lull Hilled bj n Hon Car.
Two-year-old Josephine Wild of 30 Cornelia
street was crushed to death yesterday under
the wheels of u Sixth urenuu surface car at
Mluetta lane and Carmine klreet. Ihedrlvcrf
John Ktsaue of 313 West Forty-second stre-t,
was arrested and arraigned beforo the Coroner,
who paroled blm la the custod) of kis counsel
pending- the inquest.
tbllor . i - . - p.. ... i i,i. minimi -M-
' riattTiNO.
Twenty nennel Bent llelween MePartlanel en
Matthew rtrenlts la a Draw.
Tho special attraction at the Greater New
York A. 0., Coney Island, last night, was a 20
round bout at 135 pounds bctwoon Kid Mo
Partland nnd Matty Matthews.
Tho decision was a draw, much to the disgust
of tho spectators. MoPsrtland had matter hi
own way apparently and camo out of the en
counter without a mark,
About 4,000 persons wero present at advanoed
prices. Matthews claimed after the bout that
he broke his bond early In tho fray. Owen
Zlrgler and Jnck Ererhardt were on hand to
challenge the victor.
Tho preliminary of ten rounds at 128 poundi
betwoen Tom Clenry of Fnlrmount and Jack
Hanloy of Philadelphia was a vicious affair.
Roth men are etlff punchers, but are not
overburdened with science. Cleary took the
place of Jack Burke, who was announced a
being indisposed.
Every round wns hot and every blow told.
Hanloy punched in tho clinch, contrary to pre
vious agreement, and was repontedly wamod.
Ills method was so flagrant in this respect that
In the sixth round the retoree. Jack Dowdell,
promptly awarded the decision to Cleary.
McPartland nnd Matthews entered the ring
almost simultaneously. A little dolar was
caused at the outset over the selection ot Aleo
Brown as referee McPartland nl first ob
jected, but, nfter somo talk, Brown
wns chosen. McPartland bad In his
corner Sim Collins, Emll Jarrow, IlobClark, and
Charles Duryea. Mitihews's osqutre wero
Johnny Gorman, Jack Dougherty, Uiorgo Bas
sell, and Billy Roberts. McPartland was the
fuvorlte at 100 to 00. , ,
.McPartland rusbod head foremost and ripped
his left oIvaii on the wind In tho tlrst round, lie
led again, but tho blows foil abort. Matthew
almost floored Mao with a vicious dig in the
ribs as the gong cjaniod. , ,
Matthews swung hi right in the second, and
tho Kid jumpel hack. Quick as a wink ho
closed In and touched up Mntthews's right eye.
Tho latter reachod for MoPnrt land's kidneys
quite hard. The Kid neatly sidestepped
Matthews's next effort, scoring on tho
mouth ns the round ended. Mac led In the third
and a clinch rosulted. His next attempt was
more successful. He jolted Matty twice witb
his long left.
The fourth round was uneventful. The fifth
was rooro livoly. Mcl'nrlland's left visited
Matthews's body often. The Kid gave it to
Mttlthovvs hot and heavy In t lie sixth, compell
ing tho latter to retreat. .Matthews dealt the Ktd
a resounding punch In the short ribs with the
riirht in tho seventh, turning McPartland com
pletely around. Matthews was fleet of foot In
tho eighth nnd ninth rounds, and avoided the
Kid'e leads with apparent case. McPartland
chopped Matthews with his left in tho
tenth, and sent his rival to the ropes,
Tho lighting w-us tame tn tho eleventh and
twelfth rounds. Matthews refused to lead,
forcing the Kid to cut out all the work, Mat
thews snrinted in the thirteenth, and tbo crowd
guyed blm. -McPartland seored three straight
iabs In this round, and Matty looked weary.
ilatthovvs was on tho defensive in tbo four
teenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth rounds. Ho
made such good use ot the ring that he was
vigorously hissed.
-McPartland went at bis man vigorously In
tbo seventeenth. Ho caught Matthews over tho
right ere nnd opened a deep gash. The blood
flowed freely.
.McPartland kopt planting bis left repeatedly
on Matty's mutilated eyo In tho remaining
rounds, and Matthews's countenance was a
sight. Almost everybody then left. It was
generally extioctcd that McPartland would got
thn verdict, but the roforee Btuggered tho sports
by calling It a draw.
VKLL PItOM THE PAZISAnP.S.
A Twelrr-Vnr-Old Ilnl'a Attempt tn Kxptora
th Ledtei er a Itockr Clin.
Yonkkrs, Juno 18. Moyer Gellera, 12 year
old, whoso parents live at A3 Chrystle street.
New York, fell from the Palisades, near River
View Park, N. J opposite this city, this after
noon. Ho csmo up with nn excursion party
from New York city, which stopped at the grove.
Accompanied by several playmates, ho started
to walk to tho summit of tho Palisades along n
winding road. When nbout half way up tho
precipice tho bojs went from the road Into tho
woods. Thoy Anally reached n bold promontory.
Moyer, who was leading the party, descended
to a lodge, whence ho could not climb back.
In his attempt to climb he slipped and fell to
the base of the clitf, nearly 100 feet below. Ills
orlos for holp wlillo falling attracted the entire
excursion party. On the excursion was Dr.
Julius Halpern of 217 East Broadway, New
York. Somrof the boy's ribs were broken and
it is thought he is sovercly injured internally.
Ho was unconscious when found. He wo
brought to St. Joseph's Hospital, lu this city.
CAXTY PEARS ASSASSINATION.
Th Hon or the Mrs II Shot Constantly
Shadowed bj Drtentlvrs.
Washington, June 18. Donnls J. Canty, the
stock broker, formr partner of Herman Van
Senden, nt one tlmo private secretary to Secre-
tary Carlisle, who wus acquitted last week of
tho murder of Georgo Rye in this city in March
last, goes about in great fear of assassination.
Ever since tho verdict of acquittal was given on
Snturday night last two city detoetlves havo
Bit ulowed young Guy Rye, sou of the dead man.
, This espionage began at the very door of the
courtroom, where Rye was standing when the
Jary entered tho court lo deliver their opinion.
Thej've tracked every movement of mine,"
said Rye to day to The Son reporter, "slnre tho
verdict. "Canty is a coward, lie wouldn't live
twenty-four hours If h ventured South. We're
too msny re'atlves thero to let liim gofrce, and
1 wouldn't Iojvo tbo city either."
Younir Itye was in New York city on his way
to the Klondike when his father was shot here.
UTIOA'S MAYOR IT INS.
Thn AttorHPv.lienernl Derllnea t rirlnar a
Hull lo OikiI lllm Trom Offlre.
Al.nANV, Juno 18. A hearing was given to
dny by Attorncy-Geueral Hancock on the peti
tion of certain residents of Utlca, asking blm lo
begin nn action In tho Supreme Court to oust
Ma) or Kinney of that city from ofllce on tbo
allegation thut he Is not a citizen of tho United
Stutcs. It wnst-onlrndud by the applicants that
ho was hoin In Canada, of Irish parents, nnd
Hint in 180'.'. one year before he became of age.
he applied for a British passport, declaring thai
hew s u British subject. In reply tho argument
was made that Mayor Kinney's lather was a
citizen of Ihe I'nlttil Sutvaatlhe time of his
blttli, which took place In Canada during atom-
fiorary visit of hi inolhor to that country. He
ins long beon a resident of Utlca, owns a largo
amount of real stato there, has voted at all Its
elections unchallenged, and hail been frequently
elected tooflh e.
'ihe Altorue)-Clencral denied tho application.
M i)or Kinney was nominated by Independents
and Indorsed by tho Itopublicans.
AOA1NST BUSS GRACE HOWARD.
A Jury f.lvn Mrs. Manor u,00( Damage
for the l.oa. or llrr Ilaabpnd1 Anrtln,
CnAMHERi.AlN, S. D., Juno 18. The Jury in
the suit brought by Mrs. Mlllio Manure against
Miss Gruce Hnwxrd, daughter of Joseph How
ard of Now York, for the alienation of linr hus
band's affection, hare avvurded her 93,000.
Mlis Howard formerly ioudiicl"d an ludlun
mission si hool on lho Craw Creek reservation.
Clrnnd riepuhllo Vaudiivlllr.
The third season of tho floating roof garden on
the steamer Grand Republic will begin on
Thursday evening, June 30, There will be
rcgula nightly trips (lundays included)
through thn summer,
'Ihe Grand Republic will go down the bay to
thrg Narrows and return by way of Htatrn
IsUnd to the North Itlver, A I ami of thirty
pirce whl bo on boaul, led by Mr, William E.
hhafer, 'llieio will be a vaudeville performance
going on on both (lei ks all the time.
Vulle rorso AnulTrrtar),
Piili.AHKii'iiu, June 18. The Pennsylvania
Society of Sous of the Revolution celebrated to
day the 120lb anniversary of the departure of
ashinglon from Valley Forge on Juue 17,
1778. The celebration was hold on tbo Suite
memorial irsoiv.tion at the old campground at
Valley Forge. The feature of theoeiasiou wus
a historical address by Samuel W Penny.
packer, one of the Judges ol the Philadelphia
courts.
Their Vacations nt lens: llranrb.
Lo.vo BiUNrii, June 18. The employee ot
the Slegel-Cooper Company of New York will
spend their summer outings al this place, the
proprietors of the store having completed ar
rangements to-day. The tlrst Installment of
woineu will arilve to-morrow. They will have
tbulr quarters at three of the Dalv cottages
which have been leased, Tho male employees
will spend tbelr outings at thu Ocean House.
Pound a hlld In u llnndbos,
Henry Helderbcaut of 285 West Sixty-eighth
street found a three-days old fenulo child In a
bandbox in the ball grounds in Central Park
yesterday. Policeman Cunnlsghtm carried th
child to Bellevue.
' 1 " ' ' ifV-- -n i i n j.l..
A drivo is a plonsaro t Tho JKl-f
drivo wo aro mnkini; this wo ok ja)
will give you ploasuro if you got oHnLN
ono of our Wool Craflh or Bluo flB,
Sorgo s. Suits to ordor $16.00. (Kf.
Trousero $1.00. K'
Money back or a yunr'a guar- Jm
antoo is tho protootiou wo givo 1 H
ample, -AiniovnBviBw. ni.tu.EDrnna. H; ',
ARNHEIM, I
Broadway & 9th Street.
WE HAVE HO OTHER STORE
DEATH OP COL. ItUFUS K. CASE, U
Cater Clerk In the QunrtermnsUr'e Office la j 1
Thla CUT Ilia Var Services. u I, ,,'
Col. Rufus King Case, the chief clerk tn th i S
ofFtco of Col. Amos S. Kimball, tho Depot Quar- j
termaster in New York, died yestorday at hli
home In Platnlleld, K. J of pleuro-pneumonls. I
Tho dlsonso was caused by a draught from an fl II
open vrlnddw last Thursday morning, no leaves I' ill
a widow, four daughters, and ono son. The soa HR
and two of the daughters are married. Ono of j nf
the unmarried daughters. Mils Emma V. Case, J Hi
was to be married to Qoorge L. Morton of Dobbs LiHt'
Ferry next Wednesday. Ever since the begin nK
nlng of the war Col. Case has worked extremely HI
bard, often remaining at his desk for eighteen or Hn
twenty hours. Ho worked seven days a week. HP .
Tho strain was very great, and this was proba- WA
bly the reason why be was unablo to withstand amVS
the progress ot the disease. He was 08 year old. H
After serving one term of enlistment he wag "Jfcr
musterod out of service In 1164. Immediately UaaWi
thereafter he was appointed Assistant Quarter- tvey '
nianti.r.nniiprAlof VnlMtiteera. with tho runic af stwkVwi
Captain. In 1806 he was made a Major by bre NH
vet "for faithful and ofliclont services. He Pin
wns commissioned Lieu tenant-Colonel by brevet, I Hj
his commission dated from March 13, 1805, "tor B H
gallant, faithful, and meritorious service dur cwH
lng the war." Later be was made analde-de- oSHi
camp to Major-lien. Ilufus Ingalls at Qen. nH
Grant's headquarters. -WuTaW
He was Assistant Chief Quartermaster to the fH2
Army of the Potomac from September. 1801, to law
the time wbon that army wus disband d. He ' PJ
participated In all the campaigns of the Army 9H
of tbo Potomac, except Antletnm, and in allot 1'ammW
the campaigns of the army operating against HbbW
Richmond. He was present at the surrender of iHH
the Army of Virginia to Grant. Afterward ha 9H
was detailed on special duty at Now York until bbV
May 31, 1800, when he was honorably nut-
tereduutor tho service as a full Lieutenant- Hav,
Colonel of V luntcers. It was only a short tlm '
after Ihe close of the war that he was appointed ffE ,
Chief Clerk of the New York depot, and ho Ypjl
served in that capacity until his death. mS
He was a deacon of the First Baptist Church 4
of Plainfleld. a director of the Plalnfleld Hos- II 11
pltal, and formerly was a member of the Plain D tl
Held Common Council. The funeral will take I ll
place from his home, 117 East Ninth street. I f I
Plainfleld, to-morrow. In an announcement of f Mi
his death made by Col. Kimball it is stated tbat I Hi
a boat to connect with a train to Plalnlteld will 4,
leave the foot of Whitehall street at 2:25 P. M. fi
The hour set for tb funeral le 5 o'clock.
Obllnarv Mate. B.'
Edward Fitch Undorbill died of apoplexy yes- B
terday morning at his home, 200 East Twenty
seventh street. He was official atenog-
rapher of the Surrogate's Court and for BM
many years had been prominent In his
professlou, which h was among the first !fl
to enter. He also gained success as a humor-
ous writer In the dally newspapers, with HH
which he was connected in early life. Ho was
born In 1830 ut Wolcott, Warn county, N. Y
I nnd removed when 11 years old to Utlca, where
I ho was educated. After spending a year on a BH
farm be entered a woollen factory at Waterloo, HHj
N. Y., whsn 10 years old. He took up the study HJ
of stenography In 187 under T. C. Leland, one HH
of its earliest teachers, nnd In 1840 became are- HH
corteron thoSt. Louis Ilcpublican. Later be was) tB
connected with the Reveille and ihe Intelligence, BJ
In 1 850 he was one of the American members of BJ
the Phonetic Council. Removing to New York BJ
I In 1853 he became connected with the Times, V
and later with the JVi&une. with which be re- VI
malned for Ave years. In the civil war beaded ,,l
for nine months as war correspondent for the "jfl
Time, and wns captured, taken to Harper's fl
Ferry and tried as a spy by Stonewall Jackson, H
then a Colonel, He was held for a time at 11
Charleston Jail, in the cell once occupied by
John Brown. Leaving tb Time In 1802
he became a law reporter, and aftor study
ing law whs admitted to the New York
bar. Through his influence a statute proposed
by David Dudley Field was passed, giving the
first official recognition to court stenographers.
Mr. Underbill wns also nctlve in promoting
several other laws and amendments affecting '
his profession, and in 1805 was presented
with a gold watch by his fellow ste- .
nngraphers In recognition of bis services.
He was nt rarloua times oRlclil stenog- A
rapher of the New York Supreme Court, the
Legislature, and the Constitutional Convention
or 1807-08. una a the Impeachment trial of Gov. ,
Holden of North Carolina. For over thirty l!
3 ears he had been stenographer of th Surra- h
gate's Court. In 1850 he married Mary S. Post, r
nnd In 1875 Evelyn T. Htoddsrd, who survives 'ih
him. with u daughter, Mrs. Charles Dickinson -
Doubladay. Mr. Underbill for yoars spent his j"
summer at Scouset, on the lslandof Nantucket, ''
which gained recognition as a summer resort
largely through him,
Daniel Hermes, the founder nnd principal
stoekboldcr of tho Danlol Bermes Brewing Com
pany of Union Hill, N. J died on Friday night,
at his home In Columbia street, that town, from
a complication f diseases. He was horn at lias
sen, Darmstadt, Germany, in 1821. His father,
Charles llrrmns, was a wealthy brewer and was
Majorof Hochenlieim.ln Hesse-Darmstadt, for
twent) -one years. Dinl 1 Hermes came to this
country in 1852. and attar being employed for
several years by the Ktrehbnirei- Brewing Com-
Cany in Blnomlngdale, N. Y., ho eiubarke I la
uslnrssfor himself In Union Hill. Hlswslat
Is estimated t $5,000,000. He leaves a widow
and two daughters. '
Montgomery G. Curtis, one of Troy's foremost
business men, died on Friday night of heart j
failure. He was born In Houth Durham, Greene I
county, N. Y Jan. 10. 1843. For many
roars hn was active In mercantile and political
life In 1 rov nnd was regarded as ono of thn most 1
substantial citlxens of the city, A widow and I
several children survive. t
Miss Harsh Luquer died on Friday In the old W
Luquer homestead at 018 Henry street, Brook- jf
lyn. W hru tbehousa n, s built over sixty scars
agoit stood In ihe centre of a big farm. 'Ihe m
f mural services will be held in Christ Episcopal M
Chiirih to morrow afternoon. Miss Luquer was SI
Vice-President of the Brooklyn Female Employ- M
ment aoeletv, ef
Dr. Edward J. Deralsmes. 4 1 years old, of 3
North Hcrgrn, N. J., iilod v estorday at his borne, 1
aftrra long Illness, A widow and ono daurbter ?
survive him,
DruiMrmr in Kenilur Krnuri'a Indlatment. M
Wilmington, Del., June 18.-Counsel for m
United Sttes Kenator Hlcherd II. Kennoy, V
Lharged with aiding William N. Bogvrs, default. B
lug teller of thu First Nationul Hank of Dover. al
EillM?i'.ulrt.l,.,unii? of Uuu toiicern, tiled it J
!7.".H. ""' ,SIB Court today a. general do-
mirrer agalusl lb Indictment of last week. 1
All iweiityuvo of the counts are aliai led. tech- i
iiical poliita of Insunicleucy and defectiveness I
of the charges being raised. ?
iterrase Vour lcr. Itene.iv Vrnir Veulh, l!
INVIOOIIATIWO BUCHU I'H-LS 1
(Concentrated Kxtraei Uucbu. Uamaalaoa and Phos- r'
puateaiomblnrd wllh aa herb of pul.nl luvUoretlua- (,
properties) for Nervous Ueialliy Lo.. of I'ov?. r. Kid- J
" n4 Jiladder trouLles ll.cba he. Marital Inditfer- 4S
ence la JUu ortV .man. Iiy mall, al uks.., n lor 5. U
THE WILSON Bl'r!rUl.TY CO . W
His Front si., N. Y. M
ENLARGING AND DEVELOPING I
AppllaDe. for HI days omy we will all our well- Jl
ktown Vacuum Applleuoefcoiupl, I, witb. diaphragm S
attachment) for U each, caeh wllh order, latheonlr H4
known practical w.thcal for cur. of Loss ot Power J
Wakue.s and Imperfect Dor.lopiu.ut In alio. 1
TUB CAJ1KKON CO, 1
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