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I UK. HOPKINVSNKW WHBEL
1 ,r TAKK1 "r TO '4rr a0nr5 OP
1 ' su'Mitrr rr,Aa;s.
n-t ny ii'" "i""k "1Uo " Tml Ion'
I w nnt to lln U licrled to Horse Knees nnil
I l'rl t lJXl ll-cmnn MncCtirmnck
I IliliikK II I'"" Hypnotised YolinsjIIopklni
1 I "tvcr!-' whofl that roll doesn't benefit IU
l I Mm nnil thorc'H many n man who pedals
!TPre homier would droom of walking." said
1 Bnllofmnn llrmlj MacCormnck. the sago of tlio
i M rwv Hi""! flndor path, aa ho gazed anxious-
I lrafteni lilontl-linlred. muscular loungniaii.
I !L.i,i nc up in iMiidaRPS and splints, who was
I MHhlncn " mtcliliio alone nt a rato very
v H Sn-ft iliollml'..fsifuty As the young man
, H h, i,,, iitof-ilghtlenv Ing bohlnd n trail of
i I n'lt I) .'Kurl'iol cinders. MacCorraack shook
i 1 ""Tint young IlrooUyn friend," ho said.
I iioi.kiii im his nanic. Samuel Hopkins, and I
I never laid eji' on lilm until six vvcoks ngo.
hi'n he I pe ired on tlio cclo tmtli riding n
no v wheel u Ith an enthusiasm that mado him
i I more dunwrnin than a runnwny trolley car
I Vou nmemlier my telling aliout tho rcck-
. I less f hioii In which ho ripped up tho
I iindfr I itli.lt ivliiK it strewn wltli tvounilod
: ,Pi rlile.nmlhowhe bl.imedltatlon his
1 I Liana "heel, which ran so cosily that ho
j I oouhltit h)ldltback? lk'lng on tho foreo so
lenc 1 haM become something of n Judge of
I human nature, and it Is m delight to verify In
i I mr lel'iiro hours n diagnosis mado In the
I couro of bulnoss Vv lion ho told me. after
" 1 I had warned him that ho was riding
M 'fant. that his Blank wheol was so
rapid that he couldn't hold It down. I
i hM to Mjsiif. 'JlacCormoek. my friend.
, ,r. h a n.'iv kii.d of a htooIo liar,
That "as my llncnools mado In tho course of
buslnei Then 1 looked at my j ouiib friend
i Thire was Innoeenco In his eyes and tho fluih
cfxertlon In his checks. I overruled mydlng-
i noK ind I concluded that Jlr. Hopkins told
v the truth as ho h iw It. bocnuso ho was ovidontly
truthful 1 5 nature, but his vision had been
j vrarKil by his wheel. It had hypnotlzod
Mm Hid ! believe what ho said about '
tholllank wheel? Of tourso not, for I've hoard
about tln'tn all lam now wavering between
my flrt diagnosis and my calmer judgment
liter Is Mr Hopkins a bloyclo prevnrlcator.
1 crlheh)Pt. :lzed? Lot mo state tho ovldenco
r trouaaanunpredjudleed partyand glvo mo
r jourvenllet
r "Mr Hopkins was n Boclablo chap, and when
ever he ran another rider down ho cot In tho
H mT ot tellinR mo about It and showlnK mo his
H bruises I learned In this fashion that ho
H never lnd l'een on tno Bo''err at Coney Island,
H .-, had cone to a horse raco. and that ho
I knew nothlne about prize fights. Strictly In
H the line of business. I so to all threo of those
t pl&ces of amuomont. and I told mm about
them It wus two weeks ago Tuesday, that
I being my night off. that I went down to tho
I Cone) Island bowery just to look around a bit.
I was sauntering down tho walk, thinking ot
he ruan j-c.illed pleasures of life, which, to a
1 th!!ol li-r. were easily recognized as being
luitir on top merely nnd all underneath oleo
1 mawa-Uie. when ,1 bumped plump into my
roui i UrouklJii friend. Mr. Hopkins
1 Vll.well' said I. surprised like, and is
Uii rou on tho Conoj Island Bow ory?'
''Is this the Bowery?" said Mr. Hopkins.
I ei&phely. and In the torchlight I couldn't tell
whether It was tho flush of exertion or tho
blu-h of chamn that mantled his cheok.
1 " It I-that.' said I.
' "Then it sup to me.' ho said. Come and
have a oJa '
I may have had my suspicions and he may
have noticed them As he paid for the soda,
and adjuteil tho sllug in which his left arm
re-teJ. healii. , t .
"'Mr VaeCormack, I went out of mr house
to night to tt st my new lamp. I said that I
Tioukl merel) rido around tho block. 'What
hum Dior he thinking of mo now that It is
tearirlU o'clock r
r " ' It - not fi r mo to be saying, said I.
' 'iourtonn le.uls me to suspect that you are
dolte me an iiijustico In your thoughts, sir
'- Hii Jlr. Hopkins 'My Intention was. as I
v liiie saU, simply to ride around the block.
Shea I readied tho avonuo my wheol was go
ing aheai at full speed, l'nu seo. I havo tho
use of only ono hand, and I couldn't reach
mr brake I back-pedalled, but to no pur
nose II' fore I know it I was flying
down the cinder path, and I happened to stop
' there only because eight bo)s. each a puller-ln
r lor a chec.ing place, fell on my wheel and
, ttomtl it Vou will llnd that Blnnk wheel of
mine chained down just around tho corner to
prnelt Now that I'm hero, though, you will
thownie whit there Is to see, so that I can
auullt next time' . . , ,
' Now. Mr. I nk nu. was Mr Hopkins tolling
rai the truth or was he not? I couldn't tell. I
j f hoi.l him tho -Ights and ho only drank soda
Swiuune before m'dnlglit ho had his wheel
: (arelull lmih.ilncd and pointed for homo be-
fore ho mounted Then ho cot on, and loud
cure fnun nv. rturned j.cdestriatis markod
his eour-tin ush th night
"It wa-, on the following Wednesday night
tbatlagti.. m.w Mr Hopkins amid surround-
Ilcif, tint ilnl not . i m to lit him. The J'ourth
Ward rirr.ru hi O iinhn Kid woro billed for h
litntagjina -hid not far from Corny Island
anltbi i , w.i- tn unlet I'm not in tho way
cfafpnn giueh things, but I'm Industrious
In study i g humin uutum under vary
Inc ciiiditious and puiely by way of
K'entltlc Inv ligation I exchanged a two-dollar
bill for a eird tn the light. It was late when I
cot there, on .ueoimt of my having to go around
totliulolg.inii-t. so my conscience might bo
elrar wltn I opl ilin d to Mrs MacCormack
here 1 had been 1 bad to stand up. nnd
tiirylwas at that Perhaps ou remember
the debt hi tween the Terror and the Kid? It
wasioulj Llglitei-n rounds of punch, thump
I ana Iwiod. with tho crowd's money evenly
; alviJeJ At tlii end of tho thild round every
. oiievvusexelted. nnd threo small fights started
among Hm sinetators. During tho fourth
l round I heanl nxive tho din a 'voice that
j souiiileif inulldriT out:
Oh' what a fluke A nlco Terror you are,
Tou lop-si.li d ph -fui ed arlogy of n pugilist.
rush lu ris in.cliiio his peepers and give him
j Me on his solar pkxus. '1 hat's better. Now
. h'thima.-aln '
I & i.i l it on tho baek of tho man In front of
rae.uiiabelornheeould throw mo oil I saw.
J Mktl at tin ringside in u pink shiriwnist. my
i oldfntndlloiikliirt Hlshhouts of iiicournge-
pent tvid ntlj, hraetd tho 'JVrmr. for ho won
nandil) I waited for Mr Hopkins, and as ho
r came utai l tun i . lietaldat oulu:
Jtwasth it Blank wheel that brought mo
down hen I -Imply couldn't stop it. I don't
t knew wlut I am going to do about It. Went
I out for ,i littlo Hnln, ou know, and before I
j Knew It I in here Say, do jou supjioso tho
Knit from w hum I bought It evurrodoltdown
"".".'.yrd grr it Into badlrkks?'
iv '"? "."tiner was truth Itself, and. al-
i?1??'1 lxm H"t a eredulom man, I
. co"idiit doubt him. especially when on this
YSon Id HiiggciUd beer Instead of soda.
) JJ the th iikIh iKLiirred to mo then that n
i ,!'K ''" I" wm demornli7iug Mr Hopkins
R :1",1 ul,!'i g hw M'ni-e of truth. I spurned it so
I1 juleklitli.it I e.m't it e ill It Yesterday, how-
1 II y ' Ihulaii itl.t-r shoek, I am fond of good
J II r"' Jhiiigh I imverbet, nnd I twik an nfter-
M fnnfaiiilH ut down to tint Brighton track.
JI'"1". " t I' 'jii the third into, and Iwent
1 M Jfl'i'iiilwli. retl ngnmblliig is done, not to bet.
H r ' '""; '"" t' seo bow many fellows were
i n !;,' !'.'" ,"" il th it I hud. That is as much
H ".'''loiitniiiiittKbettllKf.
1 H . t,.',' ,n' " ""l thing,' snldavolcolnmy
H " i!' w H " ' K"S
t H knt i I,llr I'M. s.ild I. 'straight and placo;
, H otlji ,.i Imiiiitii to bo heie I'
1 M .mi.1 '.' V ' "ll'l agiilti.' (-aid ha; 'but
m Willi 1 1 1 ii in) I. tandl'll explain
ii r. ." ikiii- didn't need nn) directions
:' ll 1 11 ing his bet, and w hen he returned ho
' I !, J f" rmnek, your Interest In my blcy-
H . i'u" ' '"i-'t.iii bed me. and 1 liavouppro-
1 I ;, , . "" Until) v, Dim- friends. I trust.
3 ,'" "' v m f ..nm of m statements to ou.
i i,,. , ' l' ' i'1 " tl'Mi" may aiiiwnr contradle-
l nv, ' '"' ''' 'ii'd believe mo when I say
D J i'V ' ks ''-'" before I It nrned to rido a
l 'i,1 " "i 't hue'
; fciji "'Hiiorailng on this traok then?'
t I j r.! '" 'expression was evidence that my
t Si Vn . "' .lu,rt llin' ' fult wrry, und then
, m Drikl,rr) i l ,, nesild
' Mil. V " ! " lut'iMiit afternoon that I
:" ' " -.i tin tuiipt itlontotakemy Blank
H ,"" ''," "li"1" "I''" '' I'runiieetl'ark, I
,,' '" 'm aiit in. hvv hem Homoontiliutllolt
H b , ', ' ' ' gunned over tlio advertiso-
H t. ,"".''" H" "'"i thinking all the time of
IH Jii ,1"l',,li'i. was In tint HliuiHt if entertnln-
H 'k H "'"" Klu1 tl"lt 0 "u '"
H - lljv ' 'J'" 'V'tlVsildl.
H CorO, i"," ,'," .'Ihlh't havo to, you know,
1 H - w1 " " n. 'said I
H Oni,. . ' I Hi-'iight of flin tileiwurcH of
,' S m" I; , "'' .imiimted my Ill.uik wheul,
i H hin " j,'1' "Hi"' hhouted the crowd, Intor-
H ,'' ' l1'. II dkltis's expluuntioii. and then
H Mr i " '"' "ii th.i Htrengthof it.atid
: mt I. i ' , "t lliilslftl liUlnlo of Imw
P UM , ... , I ti lie nn tho rnci track Ho
1 H " lMv '."" ""id that his Blank
mm iu, ,.!' w' Hli hi"'! on'1- '.lf,,r
HI lJii '"'' '' ' ' dtl" It iiiit nut iiuv obi en
I I,, . I" il t lb it htnleiiient, would It
JUM inn.,,, " v iild think il iniT.iiii tti I
MM Wi ' ' '' ilwiiOli Ifiip'.his 1 don't
H Mti i ""' r ii'"1 a bleti provarleutoi,
Kl thdi i, ' 1 nn pirit'il to I ho conclusion
mmLi na, '" H iieinornllzlng him Ihere
Hr Kck,,?""" ".' ti"od.lij : I must wheel
flu 1U1U "v wuo Hopkins's lust lictlia U."
H - .-Jr.: ,.;.,,, ; m.
ZATTXEIt TISBDAXE BTJMBED.
He Tried to Eject Cilbbona, Who XTm TTnlt-
Ins to He the Lawyer's Partner.
Daniel Gibbons, n correspondent for nn out-of-town
trade paper, was locked up In tho Oak
street station yesterday nftornoon on a chnrgo
of feloniously assaulting Lawyor Edmund J.
Tlnsdalo In the hitter's oflloo on tho fifth floor
of tho Vandorbllt building.
Tlnndalo's wound was not ot n sorlous naturo
and It was attended to by an nmbulanco sur
geon. Lawyer Tlnsdalo's partnor. Francis O.
Young, also made a charge ot nssnult against
fllbbons. Young said that Gibbons punched
him In the eye nnd then attacked Tlnsdalo with
a kntfo when TlnBtlalo triad to put him out ot
tho office
After Gibbons had boon locked up n third
member of tho law firm appeared nt tho pollco
station In tho porson ot Georgo A. Btophons.
Ho had not been In tho firm's olllcos at tho
tlmo of the row, but ho heard that Gibbons
was under arrest and called at tho station
house to boo him. Ho Bald that Gibbons had
v Isltcd tho firm's offices to seo him. and that no
ono had a right to put htm out.
" I went to tho offices on business." Gibbons
said. " I called to seo Stcphons. Ho Is Inter
ested in exhibiting paintings at various
galtorics. I own three valuable paintings.
I wnntod to got Stephens to put them
on exhibition. As soon as I walked
Into tho ofllco nnd nsked for Mr. Btenhons.
Law) or Young ordored me out. He called mo
a thief and a scoundrel. Ho said: 'Youworo
Rent hero by ono of tho greatost scoundrels on
earth.' loungtlld not know mo. my namo or
my business. Ho attempted to push mo out ot
tho ofllco and I punched him.
"Ho went to nn Inner otlleo and T sat down at
a typewriter to write n letter to Mr Stephens
to toll him how nhametull I had been abused
In his onlco 'Wlillo I was writing tho letter
Law) er Tlnsdalo nppcared. He Is a blggor man
than I am. While 1 sit there I opened my
pocketkiiife nnd exposed It to Tlns
I.iId'h view. I thought It hn saw the knifo
liu would not attempt to attack mo. Ho said.
'Did vou strike Mr Young''' I nnswored that
I had punched Young for calling me a thief.
Then Tlnsdalo onlerod mo out of tho ofllco.
I told him It was Mr. Stephens's ofllco.
nnd that I would not go out Tlncdnlo
said ho would put m out.'nnd then he grnbbed
me. I had the knife In my right hand nnd In
I thescufllo It cut bis arm. Then hobrokonwny
from mo
" When I saw his arm bleeding I throw down
tho knlfonnd said: 'Comenn now, man to man,
nnd we'll havo It out' Hogot nenrthedoor
Then I s ild. ' Hero, lot mo stop tho flow of
blood from that wound I'll mike a tourniquet
out of my handkerchief.' 'Go awaj. hu
shouted. ' I'll havo you arrested ' 1 said,
' Bring on your pollcemnn nnd I'll go with hlin.
I sat there until tin policeman camo, and then
I walked to tho station house "
Gibbons said ho was 37 cars old and lived at
147 Remsen street, Brookljn.
Some years ago. whon Tlnsdalo was a school
trustee In the Mnth ward, ho preferred charges
against a male principal ot a west sldo 6chool
and a female teachor.
SZOXVSIEXT to asx. fikjs.
Why the O. A. It. Object to Erecting It In
a roblio Square In Washington.
WAsni!toTox, July 9. A conflict between the
Masonic fraternity and the Grand Army ot the
Itcpubltcover the erection of nmonument to the
Into Gen. Albert 8Idney 1'iko Is foreshadowed In
n joint resolution Introduced (by request) In
the Houso yesterday by Mr. Cousins ot Iowa
It Is Intended to repeal tho joint resolution
passed earlier In thesession granting authority
to tho Mnsons to erect on n public squaro
or reservation In the city of Washington a
monument to tho memory of Gen. Tike. Mr.
Cousins was asked to-day what was Involved
In tho Introduction of tho Joint resolution.
"The G. A. R."ho repllod. "have been In
vestigating tho record of Gen. Pike, and they
say they have discovered an Incident In his
career which. In their opinion, should debar
him or Ids memory from receiving any consid
eration at the hands of the American Congress.
A petition sent to me by thoG A. It pot ut
Vinton. In., accompanying tho toxt of the joint
resolution which I have introduced, asserts
that at one tlmo during the civil war Gen, Piko
advised the Governor of his Htato to enlist two
regiments of Indians for service In tho Confed
erate Army, assuring him they would do the
work In their own way.
"Some of tho men.' continued Mr. Cousins.
" are still alive, who found tholr comrades lying
on the Hold of battle scalped by the rod fiends,
and they say tho Government should not recog
nize In any way, cortalnly not by providing a
place for the erection of a monument to his
memory, a man who was responsible for in
citing or Inspiring such bloody doeds I know
nothing of tho matter," Mr Cousins said In con
clusion, savo what is set forth In tho petition,
but If the petitioners can substantiate their
assertions, I feci liko pushing the matter to a
conclusion."
JVO YELLOW rETElt IX THIS COUNTRY.
The X.ast Case at SIcIIonry, Sllit., Was Dis
charged on Friday.
Wabhtitqto!!, July 0 Tho marine hospital
service to-day announced that, as far as known,
there was not a slnglo caso of yellow fover In
the United States. Tho surgoon nt Mellenry,
Miss . telegraphed that tho last caso thcro was
discharged vestenlay. and that tho tents and
bedding which had been in use wero thin In
tho dislnfeetor. Thoro were no ca.e9 under
treatment, ho added, und no suspicious eases
Tho goneral sanitary inspection of Mellenry
nnd tno localities which wero Infected last year
will bocontlnuod. Tho total number of eases
this year was ;4. of vv hlch lid woro at Mellenry
and 1 at Eucutta.
Senator Ilanna Ileturns to Ohio.
xVashinoton. July 0. Senator Hanna has
gono to Ohio. Tho hcadqunrtors of tho Repub
lican Nntlonnl Committoo havo been perma
nently closed, tho work of tho presentcnmpalgn
being In tho hands of tho Congressional Com
mittee Major Dick. Secretary of tho National
Oommttteo. is now nt the front In Cuba, nnd 8.
Perkins has resigned, both as Assistant Sec
retary of the committee and as private secre
tars to Senator Hanna. Ho is succeeded In tho
latter capacity by Elmer 0 Dover of Oh'o.who
remnln3hero for a few davs to close up Sena
tor Hannn's unfinished business, nnd will thou
follow him to Clevoland.
Secretary Day Talies n Vacation.
WAsniNOTON. July 0. Secretary Day left
Washington this nftornoon for Atlantic City,
whero ho wfll spend a short period of recreation.
laXSLEY atAOOVS DEAD.
Indirect Result of u l'all from a Do Cart
Several Days Ago.
Kinsley Magoun died early yesterday morn
ing at his homo In Wcsthury. L. I . of Injuiles
received In an accldont a few days provlous
On Tuesday night, accompanied by a groom,
he was driving homo from tho Itockaway nuut
Club In his dogcart. It was very dark and a
wheel of the cart struck a stono or somo othor
obstacle In tho toad 5tr. Magoun was thrown
out and his head was Injured. Ho was lifted up
unconscious and placed In tho cart jud then
driven rapidly homo.
For somo years ho had been a surrerer irom
Brlght's disease and tho accident cuused tho
malady to lake uu aeuto turn Ho lay nearly
unconscious from Tuesdny until ho died at
1J:30 o'clock efctculuy morning.
Ho w as tho son of tho Into Georgo 0. and Ado
laido Loulso Magoun, and was born Doc. 10,
1I7 In Arlington, Mas AfbT ho was gradu
ntTdatHarvanlCollegolnlHW ho entered tho
SUss Jissli-Torp'nce. u dnuKl.t.ir of tho lato
S L?!ttVfi.nlle omceof
Unr inl- " ig un A CJo and went iibro.ul Ho
Sount bCaeryAriug1on?My
Obituary Notes.
W Augustus Harding, an accountant, 75
yearn old. died on 1'ridav at his home. 23 Liv-
higston street. Brooklvn Tor many ) ears ho
w engaged n tho wholesale dry goods uuh -
pul ol a public twuooi.
i i mil BMM MH
DON'rWlUTEHKRA LETTER
21IS8 BCUEXCK BTAttTED AX "J2.VD-
utaa ciiaix" Axn xoir nvanETS it.
Her rinn to Itnlie Red CroM Fund Flooded
the Little rout Office nt llabylon, I,. I.,
with Twenty Tliurs Its Uminl Mnll
Lettcrs Did Not All Contain Money.
Four weeks ngo Miss Nntallo Schenck of
Babylon, L.I., started an "ondloss chain "of
letters to ralBo monoy for tho Ico Plant Aux
iliary of tho National Ilod Cross Society. Asa
result Postmaster Dowdon and Chief of Pollco
Weeks of that vlllago nro In dospalr. and Miss
Schoncknnd her mother havo asked TitK Sun
to announce that they wish the chain broken
nnd tho Influx of lottors and monoy to ceaso.
Miss Bchcnck Is 17 ears old. Bho took a
great Interest In tho war and decided to help
tho Bed Cross movoment. Hor mother Is a
cousin of Mid. August Belmont, nnd during tho
summer thoy live w Ith Mrs. Bchonck's brothor.
Mr. Matthow Morgan. It was from Mr. Mor
gan's houso that Miss Schenck wrote to a num
ber of her friends asking each of them to Bond
her 10 conts and to write to four of their f rlonds
with tho samo request. Tho Icttor sont out
was as follows:
" Tho Ico plant auxiliary In connection with
tho Nntlonnl lied Cross, being In need of money
to supply tho nmbulnnco ships, n chain has
boon formed to collect some, nnd If you. on re
ceiving this, will make four copies and Bond
thorn to four of jour friends you will greatly
help tlio woundod soldiers. Whon )ou havo
mndo four copies, please return this let
ter to Miss Natallo Schenck, Bnbylon,
Long Island, with 10 cents Inclosed. Tho
number starts nt ono and ends nt ono hundred,
bo that the person receiving the latter number
, will send 10 cents to Miss Schenck, Bamo nil
dress, without unking coplos Plenso number
the bend of each i opy nnd mako them exactly
1 like this ono only number tho next highest
I number and sign our immn nnd address to
each copy I'leaso iniike no deln) In sending
I out tollies, arid, nbove nil. do not break the
chain that means so much to our bravo soldiers
on land and sen " . . . , ,
Ithln three days Miss Schenck had received
three or four answers The next dnv the num
ber was slightly lncreisetl. .Within a wiek
Postmaster Dnwden noticed that bho was get
ting a hundred letters a day.
"That's a good many," said Postmaster Dow
den vehterdav, "but .ill of a sudden things took
a big jump Tho Post Ofllco was swamped by
MisHhchenck'B letters I had to hire an extra
elerk. ami this moinlng over :t,r00 letters cnniti
to her In the one mnll If this thing doesn t siop
I'll have to hire a lot more clerks, and theru Is
no telling how fat It will go " ,
Then Postmaster Dow den began reeolvlng
letters of Inquiry asking if Miss bchenck was
really collecting money for the Bed Cross, or It
It was a swindle ......
"They Inclosed stamps." said tho Postmaster
mournfully, "bo I had to answer them. I am
not obliged to answi-r letters of Inquiry, but if
I don't, tlicn some klckor writes to Vi ahlugton
that I am keeping tholr stamps .Why, l'vo
sont hundreds of answers to inquiries, simpiy
taking their lottors and indorsing thom 'Hits
Whon Chief of Police WeekB gets angry ho
shows It as he wnlks through the streets by
switching viciously with his light rattan cane
at every weed ho passes There's hardly a
weed left In Babylon. Chief Weeks has been
working ovorttmo answering lettersabout Miss
Schenck's "chain" until his patience is ex
haustt'd. TnE Suv has also received a number
ot letters, of w hlch tho following Is a sample:
" Boston, July R 18tH
"ToTnKEDtTonorTnESuN in: I Incloso
n copy of n chain letter which Is flooding tho
eountiy. Ploaso Inform mo it this letter is
what it ropresenta Itself to be, namely, a help to
our soldiers, or if it Is only another bunco
gnmo. A Hkadeb.
But these are asnothlngto what Miss schenck
received. More than 16.000 letters havo been
carried to her homo Some contained money,
some contained advice, somocontalned oxouses,
and some contninod threats Of these last
named one was signed by M. Williams. 10o5
JetTornon avonuo. Detroit, Mloh . and read as
follows:
"Thero Is a rumor hero that your endless
chain is n swindle Unless I hear from you by
next Tucdav, tolling me everything is all right
to my satisfaction. I will advertise jourgamo
In tlio newspapers and oxposo jou
Of the letters roceived mom than 2.000 con
tained no monoy. The excuses were many
and v arled. Many of tho w riters doclarcd their
hostility to tho scheme One woman wrote sir
closely written pages explaining that nor eyos
wero no weak that sho could not nfford to wrlto
tho four letters required, but she approved of
the sehemo. bhe failed to Incloso 10 cents,
however. .... ,. . , ,.
All letters woro not liko these. The majority
containod dimes, but several had dollar bills,
and a number sent cheeks. Tho postmarks
showed that tho obaln hod reached to every
btate In the Union, to Canada, to Mexico, and
even to Cuba A letter containing a dime camo
from Mrs McKlnleytnnothor eamq from Mrs
James A Garileld. vvhllo a letter from Presi
dent MoKlnley is saved nnd is highly prlzod.
Tho Hon Lev I P. Morton also sent a dlmo, as
did each member of his family.
Twlco each da) a number ot eiotnes-iasneta
are placed in a cart and driven to the Post
Office Tho letters oftt n overflow tho baskets
nnd havo to bo tied In bundles Then the sit
members ot tho family all go to work und begin
opening tho letters. They nre now almt '.'.fJOO
letters behind, anil nro in dread of what Mon
day will bring forth with the two days' mail
Miss Schonch h.is already forwarded, $800 to
Miss Ktttherino Lev crick, who has chargo of
tho Ice Auxiliary fund Sho has received a
number of letters in vv hlch the writors demand
that she publish In the newspapers taeli day
tlio amount of money sho obtains, but she has
decided, on tho atlvico of her undo. Mr. Mor
gan, to allow Miss Lovcrlch to mako all an
nouncements .,.., . .
"This is undoubtedly the most Buecossful'
endless chain ever started." said Mrs Schenck
yesterday, "and had lreall7cd what my daugh
ter v.as starting, I would luvo stop.iedlt Wo
did not consider what tho patriotic Amoricans
wire capable of. Wo want It stopped, nnd it
ThfSon will print our desire. I believe that
wo will cease to be overwhelmed, as wo now
are. by tho flood of letters "
Mr Morgan thinks that Postmaster Dowden
debenes great credit "The daily mall In this
village," said Mr. Morgan, "does iiotuverngo
over aoo letters a day. Hero It jumps to nt nrly
twenty times as much I think tho Govern
ment ought to stand tho extra expense Post
mnsti r Dowden is nut to. nnd if it don't I w HI "
Tim follow ing tablo will show just hpw far nn
"endless olinin " will go when tlio multiplier Is
four and the scries is continued only to twenty:
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BIX DIE OF TMCUIXOSm.
All Were Members of Ono Family at Sher
burne, N. 1., and Another Child Is 111.
Binouamton, N. Y., July 0. Six mombors of
tho Von Znstrow family of Sherburne havo
died of trichinosis. Tho disease was at first
thought to bo tjphold fever, but nn uutopsy
wasmadeon tho body of the last victim, a 0
) ear-old boy, nnd Drs. Brooks nnd Pholps. fall
ing to llnd fever germs, brought Pieces of tho
muscles to Norwich, w hero a microscopic ex
amination showed them to, bo swarming with
trluhlnn Before ho died the boy Haid bo had
eaten taw pork Another child, tho only one
left. Is 111 and may not recover.
Takes Slity Grains or Morphine a Day.
Dr C. T Tullafano of Hleksvlllo. L.I, took
Claronce Bell, formerly a druggist of 32.1 Bor
gen street, Brooklyn, to Bollovuo Hospital
yestorday to bo treated for tho habitual uso of
morphlno Tho physljian said that since Bell
moved to Hlekh)lllo he bid been taking thlrt).
forty or fifty grains of morphlno uiiii). In tint
last tin.-" du)S he had been taking bixty grains
nd.i) The cuso was viewed with interest ut
Bellevim Ill-cause It is not recorded that any
pit lent under tientment thero has hIiowii hiinli
lapaelt) for tho drug The physicians vyill
undertake to reduce hU dull) allowance gradu
ally from sixty grains to none ut all.
rourterii-Yeur-Olil Girl Attempts Suicide.
Julia Kern, tho 14-yoar-old duughtorot John
Kern of Perry road, Guttcnburg, N.J, was
reprimanded by hor fattier yestorday becauso
sho falh d to care for her baby brother, who had
fallen from a chair Bhortly afterward nlio
swallowed part ot tho coutonts of a bottle of
carbolic ncld Her parents summoned a phy
slil.ui, but beforo ho urrlved tho girl left tho
house, saving that she was going to drown her
self in the river bhe was ovuitaken, und tho
doctor found that sho had u wallowed only a
hinall dose of the ucld Shu refused to take an
antidote, but it was forced dovvu her throat.
She wlllreeovor.
Edward C. blocum Kill Himself.
Hackenbacs, N. J., July 0 Edward 0. Blo
cum, ot I.lttlo Ferry, committed sulcldo lost
night by taking carbolic acid Ills wlfo died
threo months uxo. since wuicL time he bad
beeu very Uuupoudent.
TltE BDUCATIOXAH OOXTESHOX.
An Adtlreii on the Influence of Topography
and Climate on Historical Development.
WAsnisoTON, July 0. Tho convention of the
National Edncatlonnl Socloty was continued
this morning at the Grand Opera Houso. Tho
attendance was largo, and on tho stage woro
seated a number of well-known educators. W.
W. 8tctson, Vlco-Prcsldcnt ot tho Association
for Maine, presided. Prof. Jacquos W. Redway
of Mount Vornon, N. '., mado thotlrst nddross
of tho day on tho "Influonco of Topography
and Climate on tho Historical Dovelopmont ot
tho Unltod States."
Man. said Prof Redway, was suporlor to en
vironment, but tho environment modified tho
man. Ho then showed tho dov elopment of tho
political und industrint organizations ot tho
worid, and illustrated how, when Inventions
and diseovcrlos change tho condition of
tho world, thoro 1b mado nocossnry a re
adjustment of political lines and Indus
trial enterprises. Ho showed how topo
graphic conditions caused a bnrrler to
bo constructed between tho Northom nnd
Southern States, tho factories of tho North do
mandlng a protective tariff, which was a hard
ship to the South, where tho sole Industry was
tho production of cotton. But tho civil war
shuttered these barriers and mado a readjust
ment possible.
Pror. W. J. Mcoeo. viee-rresiaont oi tne
National Goographlo Boeiety, spoke on tho
subject of " Geosphoros." It was becauso of
tho natural conditions ot this country. Prof.
McGco said, that tho people ot this country
were above ovory othor nation in Intelllgonoo
nnd in all thoso oloments which tond toward
progress.
Prof. Lucky. Superintendent of the schools of
Pittsburg, then spoke on tho Importance of tho
Spanish language as n part of the educational
system of the country, nnd offered a preamble
and resolution to the effect that the commercial
interests of the fnlti'tl Stiilos, with hei sistor
republic s on this continent, woro rapidly in
creasing In importance, nnd as present occur
rences Indicated thatourtradowould soonneod
fostering In the Islands of the Past, nnd as tho
people of all theso republics speak tho Spanish
language, therefore tho attention of tho educa
tional authorities throughout tho Unltod States
Is hereby called to tho lmportnnco of nddlng
tho Spanish language to tho course of study In
all tho advanced schools of tho country. The
resolution was referred to tho Committoo on
Resolutions
At tho nftemoon session several Important
nmendmentH to the constitution woro made,
and tho following ofllcere for the onsulngyenr
wero elected: E. Oram L)to of Mlllersvlllo,
Pa. President: Irwin Shepard of Winona,
Minn . Secretary. .... . .
Meetings wero also held at tho hendquartors
of tho different divisions, which nre distributed
throughout tho city among the churches and
halls Although President McKluley has re
quested thut Sunday bo set aside ns a day of
thanksgiving in celebration of the recent vic
tories, the day will bo strictly educational In
one senso at least. Almost every pulpit In tho
city will bo filled by educators.
Tit oofs ron itoxoluzu.
The First New Tork Volunteers, Nowon Their
Way to San Francisco, May Be Selected.
Washington. July 0. The Administration
hns taken steps to land a small military force In
tho Hawaiian Islands, to bo retained thero for
a longer or shorter period, as circumstances
may determine Instructions wore to-day tele
graphed to Major-Gon. Elwell 8. Otis at San
Francisco directing that tho troops be sent to
Honolulu very soon, and making somo sugges
tions In regard to tho expedition. Gon. Otis
was directed to embark as soon as possible
from Son Francisco with one regiment of the
troops originally destined for tho Philippines
and to land In Honolulu. Tho First New Y'ork
Voluntcor Regiment was mentioned aa an avail
able regiment for tho Hawaiian expedition,
although no condition was Imposed that this
regiment should be selected for tho purpose.
Tho matter was left entirely to the discretion of
Gen. Ot's.
The Intention of the War Dopartment Is to
havo Gen Otis embark with tho slnglo regi
ment on somo available transport vessel going
In advancoof the regular fourth expedition to
the Philippines. When that expedition arrives
at Honolulu. Gen. Otis will bo expected to join
it, leaving the single regiment in Honolulu to
lookout for the new and Important American
interests thoro Only the ofllcors of that regi
ment will be left there, probably. The War
Department learned to-day that tho First New
York Volunteers left Chicago yestorday on
tholr way to San Francisco.
Tho regiment selected will, according to the
present Intention, leave San Francisco next
week on tho 6tenmshlp Peru under convoy
otclthorthe Philadelphia or tho Bennington.
When the Peru has discharged the troops, she
will return at full speed to San Francisco to
particlpato In the fourth expedition to the
Philippines.
Major-Gen. M. C. Butler Is understood to bo
a candldato for asslgnmont as military com
mander in tho Hnwniinn Islands. Ho was at
the War Department to-day, accompanied by
Major-Gon. Graham, commanding the troops
at Camp Algor, nnd Brig -Gon. Dav is.
The Navy Department has not decided
whether to Bond the gunboat Bennington to
Honolulu to take station thoro or to retain
her on the Pociflo coast The Bennington Is
ready to lcavo San Francisco after being
thoroughly overhauled at More Island. It is
probable, that oven if a decision Is reachod to
keep her on the coast, sho will mako a trip to
Honolulu to carry official notification to the
Hawaiian Govornmont that tho annexation
resolutions havo become oftcctlvo through tho
approval of the Presldont.
Tho steamship Coptio loft San Francisco
on Thursday with tho nowBthat the resolutions
had been ndopted by tho Senate, but as tho
President did not sign them until tho noxt
evening. It may remain for the Bennington to
carry not only the official notification, but also
tho first advices that tho President attached his
signature to the measure. Tho cruiser Phila
delphia will start for Honolulu next weak.
Admiral Miller, commanding the Paciflo naval
station, which Includes Hawaii, may return to
Honolulu on the Bennington.
PniLADEtrillA IX COSiailBSIOX.
The Cruiser to Sail About July SO, to JTolst
Our Flag Over Hawaii.
Yalixjo. Cnl .July 0 Tho cruisor Philadel
phia was placed in commission at Mare Island
this nftornoon, Capt. Georgo II. Wadloigh as
suming command. Tho ceremony was very
simple, many of tho customary formalities be
ing dispensed with. Tho crow was not on board
tho vessel, a squad ot petty officers being the
only representatives ot the ship's company.
Yard workmen wore kept busy on tho ship
until 10 o'clock to-night and will work to-morrow.
It Is bollov cd that thoy will ho through by
Monday, when tho taking on of stores will begin.
It will tako all tho week to finish this work,
nnd the v essel will bo ready to sail about July 20.
By tho tlmo she roaches Honolulu flying Ad
miral Miller's ponnant ev orything will bo ship
shape, and alio will bo a fitting representative
of the Amorlcan Navy nt the ceremony of hoist
ing the Stars and Stripes over tho Hawaiian
Islands.
TnE HAWAII AX COSMIBBIOXEJIB.
Sanford Ti. Dole nntl W. F. Frear Named
to Represent the Hawaiian!,
WAsniNOTON, July 0. President MoKlnley
this morning aunounced tho following appoint
ments as mombors ot tho Hawaiian Commis
sion :
Senator Sholby M. Cullom of Illinois, Senator
John T, Morgan of Alabama, Roprosentatlvo
R. It, Hilt of Illinois, Sanford Z. Dole of Hono
lulu, and W. F. Frear of Honolulu.
DEATH FORETOLD IX JL DREAM.
aUil Annie Shenetsy of New York Killed by
a Fall In Ocean Grove.
Abbubt Paiie, N. J , July 0 Miss Annie
Bhenessy ot 130 East Fiftieth streot. Now York,
died In Ocean Grove thl afternoon of Injuries
received In a fall last Monday, Sho wus stand
ing on the balcony ot a houso at 31 Abbott avo
nuo, when tho ratling brnko antl sho fell, a
dihtancu of twenty feet Boon afterward Bho
was Btrlcken with paralysis. , ... ,
Homo time ago MisnUhanebsy dreamed that
Bho would tlio on July H She said it was u
message from Uoaven. Her father U the ed
UoiottvUftde paper.
WANTS KORTUIGHT'S CHILD
sirs. aovrEiixEvn noiiTRtanT says
IFS KEPT FR03I UEtt.
Her Husband's Relatives Wanted the little
Girl and Hnve Got Her. the Husband
and Ills Sister Disappearing at the Sumo
Tlmo from Saratoga Habeas Corpus,
Mrs E. ThoreBO Kortrlght. tho second wiro ot
Gouvornonr Kortrlght. has obtained from Jus
tlco Daly of the Supremo Court a writ of habeas
corpus requiring her husband to produce In
court hor stepdaughter. Allco Gouvornonr
Kortrlght, 0 years old In tho petition for tho
writ Mrs Kortrlght said that her husband was
kooplng tho child from hor and that It was re
strained of ita liberty.
Tho habeas corpus proceedings result from
family disagreements over tho possession ot
tho child Allte's mothor tiled In giving her
birth. When tho child was between two and
threo yonrs old Mr. Kortrlght married Miss
Theroso White, and during tho last six years
they havo lived happily togcthor.
A few months ago, how over, according to tho
story told by frlonds of tho family. Mr. Kort
rlght's relatives expressed n deslro to tako
chargu of tho llttlo girl Sirs. Kortrlght
would not hear of It Intlmntlous that
Mr. Kortrlght s relatives tlesired to tako
tho chllil from her euro became frequent, and
finally an open rupture between tho relatives
nnd tho second wlfo was thrcatonotl by her
declaration that sho. If tho father should be
Incapacitated, was tho proer and legal guar
dian of tho girl nnd her assert Ion of her inten
tion to maintain her lights.
With tho opening ot tho summer Benson tho
KortrlghU wont (o Saratoga, taking Allco with
thom. Mr. Kortrlght's relatives. It Is btated.
kept a close watch upon his movements,
nnd repeatedly urged him to let them
havo tho custody of the girl Finally,
It Is stated, his sister went to Saratoga
a short tlmo ago. antl a fen dnys after her ar
rival Bhe. Mr hot t right nnd tho little girl dl--nppoared
and Mrs Kortrlght could get no in
formation as to tholr vv hereabouts.
Then sho engaged Nlcoll. Annblo A, Lindsay,
of this city, as counsel, and they obtained the
writ of habeas corpus.
The city rcslduioo of tho Kortrlghts. at 15
East Fifty-sixth street. Is closed, having ben
left In the chargo of two or threo semint-s. Mr.
Kortrlght was in town jesterdaj. anil was at
tho Knickerbocker Club for. i short tlmo. 'ihu
plaintiffs law vers will not talk about tho case
, Gouvernour Kortrlght Is tho head of one of
tho oldest families of this State Tho llntt
members of the fnmllycamo from Kortrjk In
Flanders His wife, who vv as Theresa Whlto,
is a descendant of Poregrlno White, who camo
1 to this country on tho Mayflower. Their sum
mer residenco has generally been The Moor
ings at Newport.
TROUBLE WITH TnE CURCULIO.
Distressing Tidings This Tear from the
Peach District of Delaware.
Nearly ev ery one will bo sorry to heor that the
curcullo, a coleopterous Insect, Is abroad In tho
land and among tho Delaware peaches. From
very early times In tho history of Delaware tho
most Important Stato question coming up for
annual controversy nnd settlement boa bcon
this : Is tho peach orop a success or a failure ; will
Delaware, and particularly tho southern penin
sula of Delaware, justify tho hopes of tho na
tion, or will the dlro foreboding of thopossi
mlst agriculturist bo roaltzod and tho crop
prove a total failure? Tor It Is to bo understood
that when a crop falls In Delaware it does not
fail partially, but uttorly.
Ono-flfth of tho acreage of Delaware Is under
peaches, and any shortage of tho crop means,
therefore, a considerable loss An ngent of ono
of those railroads handling a good deal of the
peach business of lower Dolnwaro has recently
travelled through tlio peninsula nnd consulted
tho fruit growers so that the railroad company
would know how many ears worn ntetusary.
His calculations show that the crop will bo
311,414 baskets Ijist sear was considered a
very poor) ear. vet the )leld was about 1.000.
000 baskets, and 181)0 was another poor yenr.
but tho crop reached a total of nearly ''.OOO.OOO
baskets lour or Hvo sears ago the crop wis
upward of 0.000.000 baskets It Is a mattor of
genonvl observation this summer that tlio
supply of peaches Is 'very much smaller than
usual, and that tho quality of thobo offered in
tho New York market Is generally below tho
former nvorago. Tho trouble which lmscomo
upon tho Delaware peach growers, if ths re
ports from that Stato can bo en ditod. is due to
the eureullo. which seoms to hnve invaded tho
orchards everywhere and wrought an unusu il
amount of damage It Is probably a fact,
though, that somo of tho reports of th .lainago
to tho orchards are exaggerated, for tU'io has
hardly ever been a season within tho memory
of New York men that similar n iurt. of the
destruction of the fruit trees did not emanate,
from the Stato which hns Dover ns a capital aud
Goosepoint as ono of Its well known localities
nanrixa.
Gofl Defeats nennesy In Three Rounds at
the lVllean A. C.
Charley Goff. Billy Mnddcn's new acquisition
In tho middlo-welght division, made his dCbut
to the sports of Gi enter New Y'ork at tho Peli
can A. C last night In a twenty-round bout
against Billy Hennessy of Boston. Henncssy
hns not boon In tho ring in years, and his show
ing was deplorable.
Goff easily outclassed Hennessy and got the
decision In three rounds Tho former Is a
young fellow, very speedy, and has a fine left
hand. Ho mado a favorable impression.
JImm Law son. a compactly built Australian,
tackled MIko Korn3 of Philadelphia in tho first
bout of ton rounds at the announced weight of
122 pounds. WhatLawson dltl not know about
boxing would fill n book, but ho was willing
antl went in with a vengeance. The result was
a draw.
Tho original bout was to havo been between
Jimmy Bamett and Krins, butut tho lust mo
ment the Australian wan Mibstituted
The second bout brought out Harry Flsehor.
of Brooklvn. nntl .Tnck (xlller, tlio "Life Savor"
of Boekuway They fought nt catch weights
for ten rounds Colli -r was In nnvthlng but
good shape The bout was very tiresome.
Fischer rccelvetl the nrttlct
Thoncnmii GolTuntl Hinncsny. Gods sec
onds wero Jack McAullnV, Tommy White, Hilly
Mndden nnd Gus Ituhlin Ileiiiiensy had be
hind him Tom Lane, Johnny Gorman nnd
Trod Wright UolT's ilcbt hand w is
lnensed In bandages, and It was with some
tilfllculty that ho could put on his
glove. Goorgo Bo)crs nnd Jack Bonner wt re
at tho ringside to challenge tlio victor The
tiout was at catehweluhts for twenty rounds
Thoy sparred for the first two minutes of the
first round Goff landed two hot ones In
the stomach with tho left Holiness) was
nctlvelnthe second, but It wns p-ilpuhln that
ho had no strength He found OofTs ribs, but
the blow did not seem to havo much effect, It
was clear that Goff was fooling with his
opponent, for In tlio third ho went nt
Hoimessy for nil ho vvn worth Ho
jabbed Billy almost Incessantly v.-ith his left,
nnd Hennessy was staggering all over tho ring.
The gong just savetl him lit nnesHy's setouds
would not let him too tho scratch for the fourth
round, so Bcforeo Hercaltl gave the decision to
Goff.
Hack from Kurope,
Among tho passengers who arrived yesterday
on tho Campania, from Liverpool and Queens
town wero Mrs. William Astor, Mrs Adam Ba
deau, J Norman tie It White-house. Georgo M.
Whltehouse. William 111. Hugh W hltehouse,
and Egerton L. W Inthrop.
The Wrntbor.
Tliuntltrshowrni occurred yesterday over Now
York and New England and in scattered lUci a In tho
Southern States and tlio Dakota Otlirrvrlao the
wrather was fair. lho only gent ral storm area was
passing out the St. Lairrcnro iillej An area of
high pressure, with coolir, cltar wtatlirr, wuamn. -IniC
down from MlniHsota This will ithu usn few
cool, pleasant da) a In this uelKhlorhnixl
The temperature In all tin. dlntrirtn urnund the
lake regions was ll" to lo9 loer ji-slerda), tombing
as low aa G2o at Marquttti, Mich. In tl.U city llieru
were tliundersbowcra In tlio luumlng anil fair
weather in the afUrnoon, humidity stood atb&per
cent, in tho morning, but d creased to 71 In the
afternoons highest ufflelal tt mp-ratiiro 7&,1 lowest
70'; wind northwrat, average velocity in mllos an
hoa barometer, rorrectcd to read tu sea level, at t)
A. M. 20.70, 8 P. M. 2V.1J.
The thermometer at the United States Weather Bu
reau registered the temperature yesterday as follows!
JS9. 1137 lfM. 1S9T.
BA.H 1 7S" 8I M.. . 74" 7S
12 M . fl7" H4"l UP M 71" 7S
aft U. 12' BO"- 12 AIM. tin 7J
wasniKOTOt ronrcAST tou scwiut.
For New England, fair and cooler, north winds
For the District of Columbia, IVUwarv, and Mary
land, fair, cooler, cool north winds wlll continue
to-day and Monday
For eastern I'uunsylvanla and New Jersey, fair,
cooler; north wluds.
i'er ttlttrn Xext l'erl, vxifern Xt Teri, vxiUnt
aVtoMuyftanfa, and 0U, fait, ItgU iwrtt vinii.
XRW YORK'S DEBT LIMIT.
Comptroller Color Goes to Albany to Dee
About Amending the City's Charter.
Aliuht, July 0 Comptroller Bird 8. Coler of
Now York called at tho Exeoutlvo Chamber to
day, and. In tho nbsonco ot Gov. Black, con
ferred with Ills legal advisor, Charles Z. Lin
coln. Ho wants a law passed changing tho pro
visions of tho present elty charter, so that
tt will not bo necessary to iuclude tho
debts ot Kings, Queens nnd Richmond counties
In determining tho debt ot tho greater ctty In
ncconlnnco with tho constitutional 10 por oent
limit Tho purioso ot his visit to Albany was
to ask Gov. Black to recommend tho passage of
such n law to the Legislature whon It moots In
extraordinary session noxt week. Now York
county has no debt. The dobt of tho othor
threo counties aggregates about $20,000,000.
Comptroller Coler stated that his proposition
m as rccognirod by section 10, articlo B, of tho
State Constitution, which reads1
"Whenever horenflortlfo houndarlesof any
elf y shall beeomo t ho samo as those of a county,
the powered tho county to beeomo lndobtod
shnlleense but thodobtof tho county at that
time existing shall not bo Included as a part of
the city debt"
The provisions of tho Now York cltychartcr
state thnt tho debts of the counties included
within theclty shall bo included In computing
the city dobt, nntl the constitutional provision
docs not apply, as thero Is mora than ono
eolintv in tboe tv.
"The provision of the Constitution quoted,"
Mr. Coler Haiti, "provides that whero n city nnd
eountv nro made eo-terinlnnus the county debt
is not to be computed as ngainst tho debt limit
ottlincltv M proposition Is that this princi
ple shall be extended to Intitule u consolidation
vv hloh comprises more th in ono county. A prec
edent was eitabli'hod when Brooklyn was
made co-termlnous with Kings county and tho
county debt exempted from tho debt limit of
tho elty of Brooklyn. In other words, last yoar
the Kings enmity debt. In tho neighborhood ot
sixteen millions, dltl not count against tho city
of Brooklyn, but under the charter ot tho
f renter city It linn to bo computed agatnstthe
0 per cent, limit."
BALFATIOX ARMY'S COLOXY.
Its "Enterprise In California to Relieve the
Poor Snltl to lln Prospering.
Saiijjab. Cnl . July 0 The colony estab
lished by tho Salvation Army for tho worthy
poor nt Fort llomle. Hallnas Yalloy, ono year
ago, Is In a most prosperous condition, and in
Its success Its projectors seo tho solution of tho
problem of relieving tho needy. Ground was
broken for the settlement last October and
seventy-dvo persons wero placed on a tract of
500 acres An irrigating plant was erected at
a cost of $8 000. Tho land wan vorydryand
this season thero has been a drought, but In
spite of these conditions aplondld crops were
rnlcd on 223 net i
The colony now has thirty-two houses, a Post
Ofllco, a hehoolhouse, a store, on iwsombly hall,
u blacksmith shop, nnd a butcher shop. Col.
Holland, National Coloniring Secretary, Is on
his way hero to establish another colony. A
very largo tract hns boon offered for a reason
able sum Tho colonics nre open to all farmers
of whatever creod or nationality.
Corbett nnd SfcCoy 'Will Fight on Aug. 87.
It wns learned last night that the contest be
tween Jim Corbett and Kid McCoy will take
place at Buffalo on Aug. 27. Tho men will box
twenty rounds for n purso of $20,000. Tho
articles of agreement, however, will not bo
signed until noon to-morrow. Corbett, In
company with George Consldine of Detroit,
went to About) Park vestorday nftornoon to
arrange for training The club will deiiosit a
substantial forfeit to insure thnt tho meeting
will bo held The fighters will bo requested to
do tho same. Al Kmlth vv ill be tho stakeholder.
Commas.
Totot EDrronorTHiSmt Sir; Oneof the most
useful rules of rational punctuation mar be stated
thus " Use a comma when a conjunction Is omitted
between single words or short clauses, but omit It
when the conjunction Is retained." This rule Is sim
ple, practical aud comprehensive, easily understood
and easily applied, antl nearly or quite universal in
its scope. It relates to all conjunctions and to all
parts of speech that conjunctions may connect, Ita
observance is increasing among those who wish to
change entirely from the old hrltor skelter way of
peppering the page with commas, pretty much at
random, to a regular and rcaaonablo system of using
these necessary little punctuation marks.
This deslrahlo change worries Mr. VV. P. Root, who
sounded an alarm in Tnr Be:, of Juno 17. and In yes
terday's issue returns to tho attack and labors dill
gently to un lermine at least a comer of this Import
ant rule. 2Io appears unable or unwilling to tako a
broad view of tho subject, and for the purpose of his
argument iguorcs all conjunctions except "and,"
all parts of speech except nouns, all nouna except
raxnen of persons. Connulni; his attenUon to this
tiny corner of tho field, he discovers that aa am
biguity la liable to occur in a few isolated cases.
Overcome by tho thought of this "peril to the laa
truage, bo seeks to aubiert a valuable prlnciplo of
punctuation in i Quixotic attempt to eliminate this
pernicious ambiguity.
I do not say, as Mr Root affirms, that we should
write, " Ilenrj , Oeorga and Thomas wrote a book,"
becauso the tontext will show the tnio meaning. I
say wo should write it thus omitting Mr. Root's
" pet " supenluoua comma after eleorgo because the
gt neral rule, applicable to at least six parts of speech
antl tn all norm of nouns, require ua to omit tho
comma win n Uin conjunction is rclalnul And I say
It in folly to Tlolata an Important ki neral rule in
older to eliminate auambitruity that is Instanth dis
pelled b) tlio lontext Thero nro numerous ain
nfguitieu where the context dots not avajl and a
cumnu may help us out. hut this is not an ambiguity
of that sort In actuul uiuuq It is always the context
that shows us whether Henry is in the third person
or in the m cond. and we nev t r pay the slightest heed
tn thu puuetnatlou Nouns in tun second person oc
cur no i r stlilnm In contracts, statutes ami constitu
tioue tual Sir r.ont really ueeil nut I tar that the am
liigulti' liu Is so anxious about will over cut a ligure
in litiKStion or in an) serious question of disputed
mi nniuiE
Mrioier, if It were absolutely necessary to ludl
cato the exat t hiihh nf such a sentence without ro
count to thi. ciint.it. it could he dono in a surer and
simpler wa than th one Mr Root promises lor
oxample, tain the following, which Is more unman
aKtabV than mi) he J ah oUured
" Tohn. JiuneH, Jni ph u 1 tleurge arc dead "
"Tiltn' J nui s, Ji ifph and Gtorge am dead "
"John! JaiueMl J mtph und Oeorge am dead "
1 thuiL am iuMluttnt readt r would instantly
undtrutand that the first of thto isaatatemcht that
fonrpersunaaro dead; tho second is a statement to
John lliflt Jhiui.r, Joseph aud Me-orge- aro dial, tho
third is a ..Utt tucnt to John and Jnmea that Joseph
anil Oenrgeamiltirt. I do not kntiw how Mr. Root
would w. rk his pet comma to bring out theu three
meanings fir course, if anluutioii or excitement
urm to Iki lndliatt d. tlio exclamation ixiint would )o
lirt feral., tn the comma, and Its uin would alwa)a
bo pennilbl if it were found lie rissary in any case
Pi rely on the puuituatiou alono to proTeut am
hiirulti in sut-hn stntence
Sir Rootacuttly points out that those who punctu
ate a 1 d i write, 'none), syrups, tc ," in vlolaUoa
tf their rule , ".Vc " miaiiing 'anil other things"
Ihis iHccruliib hi inionslstency i phasing paral
111 tn tilt habit nil the part of Mr Root's fritndsnf
writlnu htnitli. Jones & l"o without the comma after
Joiuri whlth their rule requires, as Co is certainly
ml led as much to Kiulth as tnJonis. However, tho
nusciu for this exception is evident. In lsrue cbsr
uitiTH on n signboard tht suptrlulty nf a comma
afttr Joins would bo Klnririnly oblous to any one.
Tin it main !fiirt"Ac. 'is unqut stionatly quite aa
Blip nluous ami iti oitilsHlon would bo a logical and
dexirsl le Iiinovsti'n
If wt- favor liiiipll. It), reulirlty and reason In
punctuation we shall writ.
"'Ihey butt h n d in n and women "
" rbey but. hf red in. n nnd women and children."
' 1 iwy buti n p 1 in it, women and hildren "
' Iht) liu h rtd nieii, wonun, ehildrtn "
Tor each of the time lomtiias hen ustdtheretsa
iliar, pound. 1 Icai rmon "conjunction out,
r-ftFiim hi rtT-ijMiicdort in, cwiMii ttut ' If wo write,
"Tl.ej batcher d turn, nnmtn.nnd chlldrtn." using
uojuuna&l nig with fit niij ineiinn after "women,"
wf.il isti without a shadow of sound itason in mere
blin 1 coini Hi nte with haphauird and antiquated
prir a m nut m Mr Root's unibtfriilty argument Is
siiilisii utterl) uutinpt.rtaiit side Issue that It really
luiiiKitl eounttdiisa rtason
Tin old n ri comic nil, of punctuation, "Coinmaa
an. ih up- use t in." is Hill prtirUcall) followed to a
large exit nt Iiiuumt rsble xamplt. of the super
fluous comma nlnmi with tho rttalntd conjiiut tion
mil he itinllb (nuud, and enteral good authoiiUes
still iltftnd IP i.i". 1 up Sun's piiiiiHiiatora are do
liglitfiilli Imp irtial In this retard lor Instance, I
nn I In tUi slsmie, "The tuxiliun enlist n Dixie,
Viinkee, ami semite ' sml lit th. next llne,"Cum
limn It ru Hails llrowiison and 1 mory "
lln .-lie u -airing tlitiiu huuivir, is that the punc
tuating inihlit ih iiuirt and more coming Pi obstno
th. b utt. tlmi.lt practltal ant rfusnnable rule
whit h I inn ilt finding uealnst Mr Root's Insidious
fluul. uttat kt l haie no doubt he amis that his
"pit eon ro sppeiirs ns biiitht on Wnus" on many
a pact t.ierlh It I am triad to b llevo that this
siipertliioui ItMnMe-U distilled to sulTrr a gradusl
but nirt lip, und that the tlmo approst lies when
it will no ji.iunr bitft.iiiid Inriirnut HUruture, but
mut-t lo sought in old tin Ls and back number by
thnt who wnul I its, mi its superannuated Waulies
Jauri rnv t, 1 , Jul) ri E. E Htcuns,
TO-MORROW ll
Our Great July li
Clearing Sale 11
As heretofore at tho Mi
end of each season, ths "m
clearing out of our en- j
tire stock of Clothing, .' , EM
Hats, and Furnishings M 1
Tho past eoason has been th m M
best In our history. Wo mada S frt
largor and finor stocks tkftlt .9 jj
at any othor time, S jtt
Beginning ' i
To-iYlorrow, Monday 1 1
you shall have tha w f
Denem or our expen- w ?i;
ence, energy and skill fa U
in making tine clothing. , !
Previous Bales hare broarhtt ,'
as thousands of eager purif fi J
chasers. si H
This sale should bring j
tens of thousands, as I
the newest and finest w IS'
kind of CLOTHING, I
HATS and FURNISH- 1 1
1NGS will go at next j g;
to nothing prices. )j
EST See particular? I$ k i
to-morrow's papers' J j
BMfliHHDHBMJ. ' 1 1
Broadway, Cor. Chambers St I)
Stewart Dulldlnr. ; f;
11
TWO YOUXO WOMEX MAKE A. ROWi, ft' K
f c ft
They Ars Fat Out of tbe Ilotel Imperial W K
and Lntcr Are Arrested. 1. 1 t
Two Fount? women who had boon drinking U t
drovo up to tho Thtrtr-sceond street entrnnow' W I
ot tho Ilotel Imperial in a hansom last night.' M $
and alighted. Thoy walked voir tinstaadll ijjr K
Into tho ladlos' reception room. An attendant J 3 If
who saw their condition politely roquestaX, 1
them to leave. Ihey becan to swear and wen,1 fP gj
creatine a cood deal of excitement among tho'J B l
women euosts who happened to ba within'! ' t
htnriiiR. when Hotel Detective MoMullen putG7 8' C
in an appearance and hustled them out oa the- U
street 51 y
Tliilr loud talk on the sidewalk soon drown. S I
crowd, and whon they attempted to re-enter thtri fl
hotol lictectivo McMullen called a Broadwari , In
policeman nnd had them arrested. , 1 R
At tho West Thirtieth street station honsq.l 5$ I
tho prisoners said they were Marie Wilson ot.' !' t
Hartford, Conn , and Helen Ames of 127 West m I
Forty-sevonth street. They protested airlnt iW f
boliiB locked up, saylnu they wero respectable, fe,
"Police Inspector Thompson, who was in tha 8 I'
station house whon they woro brought In, sila at K
he had seen both women half an hoar befora fjl v
ridingdown llroadway In a hansom with thslff m i
feet on tho dashboard. (fi, j
Tho Ames woman U not known at the aaarMBj M
she cava. wt
POSTAL CLERK ARRESTED, JS '
Geores W. Yenjjer Clmnjed with Bobbtnd f I
Letters on a Mnll Car. I j
Hxnnisnuno. Pa., July 9. George W, Xeaged i I
of Lancaster, u railway postal clerk on the dI4
vision between Harrlsburg and Jersey Citr I
ho8 been under suspicion for several weeks.
To-day he was arrested and oharced with
robbing the malls Several marked bills wero J j.
found in his possession, which had been taken t I I
from a decoy letter. Veager had nothing to say i '
and must stand trial. Ho bad been In the postal 2, i i
bervlconlmut four years. Yenger went East on t
tho Atlantlu express yesterday. He did nos 11 j f
illstrlbutu mail, but cut tho package? of New Sti t
York city mail for the othor clerks. This gave 1
mm a clinnoe to pay more attention to thoso ' ,
lottiTH which ho thought contninod money. Ho w j
eontlnetl his opnrntions to sninll amounts, aud f
his out Ira peulntlotis will hardly go above M i
$100 Ho would not abstract money letters '
ovory day. but thero wero letters miming at j I
fretpient intervals Yoager Is about 35 yeart- g j
old and has a wife and throo or four ohlidren. ; 1?
COMMITTED BIQAMY IXXOOEXTLTt, g y
Mrs. Cutler's North Dnltotn Divorce IIli3
Invnlltl Aft r Bhe llnd Ilemarrled. '
PouonsEEPSiE, July 0. Stephen H. Outleiv o !
former Supervisor of tlio town of Amenla,an4J . ';,
his wlfo, Alliertina Cutler, separated ten years i
ago, nnd Mrs Cutler got a divorce in North Dm j '
kota Itecfiitly sho marrlod Herbert J. "Powlerj "j j
of Grand Forks. N ,"0 a . t I I
Win n Mr. Cutler learned of her marriage hi l
brought suit for ahsoluto divorce on tha Stato 1 i j
tory grouud. Before Justleo Uaruard to-aa j!
ho showed that ho had novor received a notiooy i
of his wife's proceedings, In North Dakota. , ,'
Therefore he claimed that her decree was in ' 1
valid Mrs. Cutler opposed the proceedings, ,
but Justice Laniard sustained Cutler, holding ,
thut her dlvorco was Illegal, and her marriage ft
to Fowler thercforo null and void. He decided! .H ,
that while sho hail committed adultery lnno-. M
contly ho wivt nevortheiess guilty In tho eyeo r,
of the law . and ho grunted Mr. Cutler an absts -
lute divorce. : i
A IVnronn Tturned to Death. J
Mrs. "Barbara Gloocr wns burned to death at
400 Last Ninth street last night. She 1It4 j
thero with her son, Voter Btolner, While he '
was nway last night a Ilro was started by the
explosion of n keroseno lump. Thu flrj. w4 1
exflnRUlrtht.il In twenty minutes. Mrs. aiooe 1M
was found dead beside her bod whon tho fire '
men vv cut through tho house aitor ths ilro.
Tlio Names of Brooklyn Soboolboys. j
To mx Editob or Tax Bus Sin Ths following tal i
a list of names of boys and girl recently gnduaUil 3
from a W ilUamsTnurg grauimar schooli 3
Armltacs, Arnold, Brawn, llnirell. Bolton, Bsnnttsj a
Durrons, llallfy, Collins, Ondlt. Do Nisa, Dslanle, 8
Kowlor. Oeotve, (Irovea, llyslop. Hall, pamtlton. t
Htiru. Hopkins, Knlclit, Love, IAniUi, Uttall, Man H
iler, Montcomery, Meade, Moruan, Norton, Psnn,
Mper, IUudolph, Itaymond, Short, Salisbury, Bans H
ford, flstnpsou, Tliurston, Thompson, Tucxsr, Wtl r
Imr, VV liarton, VVlUlauis, VV arlni;, Waixen, W'nrdsn, tt
Walworth, Vtashburu, WMton.VVayn,WIJjon, WtesW i
tt. Yancey, York. K
Wlillt) a list from Manhattan would tx a punls to oi S
polyglot, this is one that simply proves that a dlffsi
ent tribe Hire In Brooklyn. While w admire Ta H
Htp for Its Amsrioanism and purity of lngnig.vr B
still demand an Anglo-Baxon allUnoe. X. B
lluooiLlK. July 8. B
One of Dewey's Qnalltles
To thb Enrroa or rn So Sin I read in Tml 'J)
Hint this morning the letter from Dewsy to his stiUr, "j
In which be says, IneldenUlly, that he is "able to )
atautl any amount of work and responsibility,' i
That's the kind of man we cotton to, tie man that ' J
doesn't wilt I read once. In an address te a grtdu
atlni; class of young men at an Institution In London. j
a plirsae that burned Itaelf Into my mlndi "Dni V.
dauntad by thu fear of responsibility." That's tbe 11
Hort of man the people like, the mail wbo U not J
Hfrld, tbe man who Is ready to take tbe responstv t U
Vltty. Aaruiout, s) 3
4&ffiffife&. &SHBS& a Too mucb food or drink,
i VWv t&ff8BBlM 5 Siclf 8toma;l nd oa j
I ArTSli V I ' reTJk B&3UBBa aching head. X
WmMMW Rean&iSs Tammfa I 1
"jb-jruh Effervescent Seltzer Aperient. Cures t
1 WjJy promptly and "tastes good, too." R
"'H'SflfflaB 60c. and It TARRANT k 00., Chemlits, New fork. X Jl
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