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Kl' ft "" THE SUN, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6180S. '
If IVEtiLDONE, SKY-SCRAPERS! ;' I but ron them bafpers stiani be B . m ft, BLOWZNa UP BT. PAUL'S. LLV y $ Hi wv ' ' ' ft k General Terdtct That the ITome tAtt llnlld- '- "' ft It '" "nTeil the Bltnntlen In th Fir ot " R (I Sundn.y Night Firemen Want Snob nuild- " i B S3 ' n' ntter Eqnlpped with Their Own BV ' Mh S, rite Appnrntaa Louu and Iuuraee 9'' ' ;' r- MowBo Cruller rd the DnngerLine. K fi F Te tu,ns of lh. '" flre at Broadway anil M' II if Warren slrcst-smouldered and smoked all day B"il 'I yoiteVdfty nnd the flro engines kbpt routine m ll eaterpntlipm, Tho walls ot tho Bogers, Peet ' $ A Cfl. till! dine -which wore loft standing along R $ Bro&wni,and partly down Warren street wero BF IB - in such condition that ropes wore stretched Bm "f I t ttom Murray streot to Warren streot on Broad- M. JBf l war and at Church street to knop the crowd ' B ; tjaok. Ohlof Bannorordorod tho walla down, BB IB i , ahfl the eontrnstor who had tho Job paused a Bk el lnchoablo through one of tho back windows Bs $ 6uth'o Warreu streot .side and mads fast to a B l! Moclcand tookl. At 10:30 o'clook at night n BB.' jgfl urang.of man began to haul on the puller ropo, BV IB and as the oablo tautened on the ruined K f fl . , wall tho wall began to sag In slowly, and V. & & flnnjlr tho western part of It came down B II ' arid'" crashed In on the still smouldering BB KM , (mi tiers, Onlr a little dust was ralsod. Tho HK.' jjl ' cable was readjusted to the third storr window BS' gB nearest tho llroadwar edgo. Tho Btraln was K sM put on-.egnln, nnd this tlrao tho front wall tilted Bv si t5Sclt n tno Wnrro" Btroot wall gavo In. It BW jIB looked "as It the wholo thing wero going down, BK b.ult.dld not. and tho men hnd to attack tho BM el llroadwar wnll Independently. Thoy got It BW M down attar midnight. S jf -tXlio wall of the slxtoon-storr IToiro Llfo BM jT ' building nro In bad condition aboo thosey- K t en til storr. Tho marblo front Mom that Bt point up has bulged out at least sir Inches, and BJ there Is no doubt that It will hao to como off. BK jj 1 It Is not known definitely as rot whether tho B i steel framo of tho building has been much In- B jured, hut from what examination could bo BE J rtiado roatordar It nppearcd that tho structure B I ' had stood tho florco heat remarkably well. Tur- S I ; tber examination will be made to-dar br T. J. B 5 I 33Mdr. President of theBoard of Dulldlngs.and B I lo will embody his recommendations Inaro- B i port' H x Interest In tho flro among thoso who had not BK 'i suffered directly by loss ot property was cen- B f tred resterday upon tho question how farproof H u ngalnstflre fireproof butldlngi roallyaro. Horo BM J was ono supposedly a perfect typo ot tho mod- B $ I ern skyscraper In which flro had raced for K ;jj t ! libars. and men who own thoso buildings, men Bf im ' un0 'iav0 n'('05 '" them, men who Insuro B jll them, men who havo to fight to save them B, 31 1 when thoy nro onco on flro. wero all discussing Bflt the danger confronting tho city through tho Bk Hit erection of buildings ot this character, Tho E si I general ngroomont was that thoro Is no Biieh K S S tblnc.as a fireproof building, except in a coi- B a -f paratfvoaenso of tho word, and that structures 1 B raised to this height aro beyond tho roach of i tb&Tlre Department whon any sort of head- yjhas boon gained In tholr upper stories by 1 Cflxe, The men who control tho department Tfe of courso, strong In thoir opposition to thpurther erection of such structures. Chlof .: Bonner has already exprossed his opinion on tnTs subject, l'ostordny Deputy Chief Crokor said"! r "Ilfis impossible for us to thrown stream higher than 200 foet. nnd then It must be un- , der'favOmblo conditions. Last night wo man ngdd to'get n stroam up to tho slxteonth story, butthat was by carrying hoso up through tho , Molding. I think we did ns well as any flro . t dftpartmqnt in tho country coulil havo dono in ' f ha'nllllbg tlft' flro. but thoo high buildings aro ' ahienaco. Thoro should bo a law passod com pelling tho ownors of tlieso buildings to put inlo'them n completo flro sorvlco on ovory floor Thoro should lo pumps, standplnos nnd hoso on ovory floor. Now. tho Homo Llfo had a ,, ' Jlreflonico of its own. but It rni utterly Inado- ; fiuato. Tho hoso wob two-inch, and tho only pressure camo Irom tho wator tank on tho roar. , ;Che higher you went, of courso. tho weaker &' , . became tho pressure. Thortalk about having BSb tiuoips In theso buildings. Thoy do have thorn, If IV but tnoy.aro used only to pump water to the If P - "roof. I i ' " now. of courso. these fireproof btiildlngs aro f ii i- better than tho old-stylo buildings. I bellovo Bf -A tnat thoy aro llreproof until the office fixtures, " if tho ,(1oskb. tables, chairs and other com- H-i ' o : bustlbles aro put in. Thon, if n flro gets well H $ started, it will hum witli groat llercenexs, nnd f.fv ' we. being unablo to got nt it.nre powerloss to Bfll - maVoailchr. Btlll. I think that if tho flro had , ' Btartnd in tho Homo LHo illulldliigwo could Bl f; ; hao confined it cortnluly to tlic building, nnd " h probably to tho floor on which It had its origin. By ft - l The faot that a highly combustible building Wtf was besldo It mado thn huat so intenso that f i every floor got started at almost tlio same I & ', ' time, and all of thorn nbovo the roof of tho f f. j Jr building In whleli tho lire originated. Tho BI t r I , position Of .tho Firo Department relative to Bf S ' these high buildings is well known. We hao Br.fi ' tried to liavo thorn kept down, but wo couldn't Be k li.,, f a ' $. Prosldonfc Brady visited tho wrecked bulld- - ings in the morning. In company with Chlof "K Inspector O'Connor ho cntored tho Homo Llfo Bb !? nnd climbed into the upper stories, whuro tho Bf it i i pre had done Its worst. Ho siiont sovenil ; , hours In tho work, and nftor conferring with n t p. I ' number of his inspectors who had been enre- fe i.-,- fully throucli tho wholo building ho said It had t i : Withstood tho flames all. Btt'e v Tho wholo frontof tho building," he said, 1 Is in bad condition. It is about rIx inches I " f j outol plumb abovo tho top of tho Itogera. Tent & Co. building, and will havo to bo tnkon down. 1'rom my examination of tho stool framowork IWaa unablo to learn definitely what Itscondl- . tlpn ts. but In my opinion it is In pretty fair jr nape. Tliere is at present so much diJbrls and ' ceBjont Inerustlnti it that It Is imposlblo to , , ttetBtit. I shall han this ilug away to-mor- , ?, rqjrand a inoro caroful examination mado." Bf iMi t " """ffB ,.WPk 't11; ,s nn" such thing as a K SB: f flrdproof building?" ho was linked, '?'" I - "Ves." b replied. "I think tliat Is n flre- .,?' i h , Broof building. Look.nt It. Tho walls, tho SH i iloors. tho tower aro all ntanding intact. Very Ifll, .llttloof It has been burned. Tho flro was prnc f jBB .i tlcally confined, to the contents of thoofllcos. Bf.'IBl rl- And lot mo u'" vou that if It had not been n Bt 'yBfvt. t llreproof building tho firemen would bo blnw-Bf'fBtfJ'- i inn up buildings to-dny away down below tho BI IBIHi Astor Houso. in an olTnrt to stop tho progress Bf "BI p of a conflagration. With tho gale that was H iBl ft ; raslnglaHt nlaht tho firemen would hnn been BI. 'BI R Jitterlrpoworlossngaiiist such a conflagration B IBl'' ' Pa'' there not boon such a bulwark as this K 'TH B ) - building lntcrnosed between tho Humes ami JBfj. f ' , the blocks boyond it. Bk V I Whenwo speak of a flroproof building wo ,,' t' ; ' psethe word In nvmnnnrntho senso. Certain BHt 1 heats iwllp burn nnything, but this building m S- E I showed ltnolf able to stand up aralnst as fierce M H' Ft ' p. flro as we aro I kely to Imvo. Whether or not BR r t ' bulldlnlta should boas high as this Iilon'tcaro B IB t f to say.'rThat Is n question with which I am M. f it,; not dealing at present." m- JBY 1 l Mr.'Brody wasiQskod If thero was any law - taw ; compelling, tlio ownors of such buildings to M ',M'r f i havo Ironwiuttors on their windows. Ho said K - that thero wns. On the Homo Llfo thero wero B ifl-v - i so such shuttorM, and Ir Brady said ho did not B- JBf- i know why thoy were not there. Tho law gov- B fBil : S enilng this matter, an founil in soctlon 20 of B lH' i that part of tho charter relative to buildings. m BIA ' ' specifically mentions buildings of moie than B. iBi . f. three ttorlrs which are "used formanufnetur- ; Bfl ;S' lng-nnd mercantile purjioses" as being the KM' i I onlrpnoa to.which the provision ban roft-ronee. B iBl)) i HadMhe windows of the Home Llfo been o '! protected on tlio north sidp of thobullrtlng.lt B Hf-r ' . Is doubtful if thoftio would have got ln:or. if It f '- V ' Al& " ' Mught thut tho shutters would hao W IBP? ' - WM11 )" lB10t simultaneous transmU B' ' ?'! j -1 Blon of tho'Jeapltig flames through nil tho floors B'Bf" Si MR1 nboo tno root of tho ltogyrs. I'eet M i- biJIUHinc.ao that tho flreinvneouidhao got at B : '" ' V tJS Irelrom the insldo to bettor advantage. K M' : J . FJrp luituratico num. who nro of courso tho B H hdailortjosorsby the flro, do not appear to bo B . i l;!tW9llarly opponed to tlio now !.triii'tui-s. I ' !i Boino-oJtlnilrrepresentatle,lnfnot, dofondetl 1 5',s them yesterday. Tlio flro will sono us an aid ' fl i PS 5 them, in formulating their rates in tho ?), ." I future. UP to tho test of hunday nlglit in- ! f furnnqe men hao been lather utn Joss to de- SB i 1 tcrmlhe what rntort to Hx on such risks, Thoy fvB 'I' haUnoOata. 'I heso new buildings lind jumped 2B-' tiaall over town. ami 'ast Augiiht. when thoru ;S, : t oainsahreaklnthorates.bunlnessrlvnlryilrovo ' ' . 1 Biapy of tliocompanlosto necept rlsUs on tho ' )Br '1. Bkysernpors ut vury low rates. They bnllowil !-' i ft - In their safety and there was n rusli o get this ) it Duiinoss, Somo companles.insured at tho ro- ! I Jnarkablylow rain of 10 cents the $1,000 for ' ' !. three rears, which s not uirypaylng unless ! i I. therflUiemarkublii Immunity from risk 4ow . - Lflf . oofitliU lire, and while the loM cannot yet - ' ! bo. actual y deterinlned. It is tho opinion of " t many of those interested that It wns sulllcicnt H k 1 to force rates up in the neat future. J . llo'Wnll btono I'rusldunt of tho Greonwleh I lH Hi rirfllnkuniiua Company, tald ystordar after : J, mrxoi lug the ruins :' " jf,do not oxpeut that thern will be nnrlm- : V f mediate offeet on rates, but they will probably M , l soup In the i neur futuro. This flro will eei- , ( talnlr 6top tho rus hot tholnHUrniieocompaules fM to k these buildings, Tlio intes olTernd on ! I !' thein have been nburdly low owing to tho ! Kreatrivulry.tlinpreiiiliinia haidly ainoiiiitlng . ! H JfiMTthliig. Tho building Beeinstohmohtood ' B- U the tiro Pretty well It was like bulldlug a flro ! I r i In. a stool and marblo bltivu. Of ootie. tho SB f t contents wcio nil burned, but tho btoo re- i f i wains'' Ail official of the (icininn-Amorlcnii Firo In- j , ' F4?':'? Conjvaur said that tho Inilldlug had ! V stood tle to,t us woll us could hau bueu ox- H I teetd. Bf ' ; -',5heril'a!Aeen "huttera on tho north S1 . ' U,"haald. "1 do not think iau;h damngo iWt iLEbiiJiBBBk. v. BBwBBjiBBMBBMLZrrr---!-' ' - would havo boen done. Of course. It would bo better If the height of tho buildings wore kept down to within tlio reach of our .Uro Depart ment, but even as they aro now thrr aro potior than the old stylo. Tlio rates will probablr bo rnlsod In eonsoquonco of what has happened, hocnuso It has boon demonstrated that oven tho bostof such structures nro not n!iolutoly fireproof. Thoro Is really no sueh thing as an absolutely fireproof building, nnd now, we know it. Btlll. I do not think the ratos will ud nncon great deal," ,, Tho nrehlteets ot the Homo Iilfo building wore Irf Brun A Sous ot 1 JIndlson nrnnua, Tho mombersof the firm wenttotho scene of tho Are yostordnr. and ono of the Junior mnmbots mado a careful examination of tho building. "The framowork ot tho building." ho said yesterday, "is probably sound, although somo of the exposod Iron work lins been badly twisted by tho flames. Tho steel glrdorn wore Incased In cement and torro. cotta. nnd this, no doubt, wns In Bomp mensuro a protection to thorn. At present It also prevents a eloso scrutiny, which cannot bo niniln until this coorlng Is removed. Tlio otono front la not In tho host of shapo, but It has stood tho ordeol very well, consider ing evorythlnr. In mr opinion It will not havo tolie mplacod except in cortnln sections where tho hent lins to'nlly destroyed It. This front Is what Is known as the 'skeleton wall.' It s not built into the steel structure and could fnll Into tho streot wlthoutdmggSng down any of the stool framo. Tho fact that it still romalna in Placo Indleatos that the beams havo been little If nnr warped, In mvonlnlnn the Are has vindicated tho modorn sfol bulldlnij. Had the smaller building at tho cornor of Warren street boen sltutteirnext to othory of tha same cliaractpr.tho whole blojk would havo gone nnd pqrhaps moro. Thn Homo. Life served ns n harrier and prevented Its further spread." Tlio losses br thn lire have not. ynt boon more than roughly estimated. Deputy Chief Crpker mado this estimate! Total loss. SiiOO.OOO. dl ldcd as follows: Home Life bullillng. 5200, (KM): tenants of building. S100.0OIJ: lingers. J'eot .t Co.. building. $100,000: Ilogers. I'eet A Co.. stock. $10O.0(Kli tennnts of building. $:15, 000; 1'ostal Telegraph building, fa. .000: United States Llfo Insurance building. S'ifi.OOO. Others ran thn loss up to lietweon SiOO.OOOnnd J800.IXH). A representative of lingers. I'eet ,V Co aaldthnt tho firm's losaon stock nnd fixtures would be nt least$2.r0,000 The loss wns, total, but Is paid to huo been fully eoverod by Insur- nnco. Tho loss of the Homo Life Is put by J'reMdent Oeorgo V. Ido nt wltlilnS'JOO.OOO. Ho said coneornlng It Inst night: " Wo went ovor our accounts to-day, and while I do not cam nt present to stnto tho nmountof Insurance we carried. I will sny that It will limply cover the loss we sustained. .Tho loss, I believe, will not exceed S'.ViO.OOO. If wo Had to havo n lire. I nm pretty well sntislled with tho result. Our building withstood tho flro remarkably woll. It was notnensoof tho Ilro spreading from ono floorto another, ns Is tho case In nn ordinary building, but It wns a series of flres. each floor for itself as thoy caught from tho Haines outsldo. Most of tlio damngo was done In tho upper pnrt of tlio Brondwov front, The building was not hurt structurally. All the experts I had thero ngreo on that point. Tho Iloors nro in remnrkoMr good shape. Tho facado on tho top of the front will havo to como down, but when the .rest of tho building Is elonned up n bit I, think, wo shall llml that It Is not ns bad as It looks to-day. Our tenants nro the ones who suffered thn gientest loss nnd discomfort. Our records and offlcofumlturo nro Intnetnndtho floonof our ofllccs nro dry. Wo did some work thoro to day, and If wo can get heat to-morrow wo will go on tho samo as oor." Tho ofllcos of tho company nrenowln tho rostnl Telegraph Company's building. Tlio Merchants' Lxehango National Bank, which was on tho ground floor of the Home Llfo, hns also moved into tho 1'ostnl. But for tho danger from fnlllng walls tho bank might haveeon tlnued at Its old plaeo. Tho only ilnmngo dono In Its offlcca was by water. Tho vaults wero opened nt 8 o'clock In the morning and every thing necessary for business was carried to tho Postal building. All exchanges wero ready for the Clearing Houso on time. Tho 1'ostal Tolegraph Company resumed business as usual in tho morning. Tho en trance to all ofllcos In this building wero on Murray stroet, Broadway being blocked tho wholo day. Whether traffic can bo resumed on It to-day will donond upon what tho decision Is In roferonco to tho dnmnged walls. Tho police had a hard time yestordny keeping tho thor oughfare from being overrun with people. Tho line established was known as a danger lino and not a flro lino, bo that lire badges did not serve to admit poraons within it. Insuranco mon, reporters nnd others accustomed to go through the lines by a display ot their badges wero turned back. An omployeo of tho Building Department was on hand to assist tho police, and ho was so strict in carrying out his orders that ho oven turnod down tho Hon. Illehard Croker. Mr. Crokor crawled under the ropes at Warren street about noon. Ho had como downtown on a Broadwny ear. but owing to tho lines the cars stopped nt Warron street and wero switched back. Transtor tiekots wore given to passen gers, who walked nway around tho City Hall or olsodown via Church stroet to Murray street, whore they could got horse cars to tho Battery. Mr. Crokor had ono of thoso tickets In his hand when ho entered tho forblddon territory. Tho policeman passed him in In awo, but not so tho Building Department man. "You can't go through here. Mr. Croker." said the man cheorfully. "Can't 1?" inquired the boss with a grim "No, sir. Ordors is orders, an' ray orders Is thnt no man goes through," explained tho em ployee. "Woll, I guess I can make it." replied tho boss, and no called to his nephew, Deputy Chief Croker. who was eomo distance In front of him. Tho nephew said it was all right and tho Building Department man gavo way. whilo tho Tammany chioftain strodo ahead. Every body olse. however, had to go nround, and to do it hnd to light a way through tlio mob that hung around outside of tho ropos all day long, apparently In anticipation ot seeing tho whole mass of ruins como tumbling into tho street. Onco or twice thor thought thoy wore going to be rewarded, as somo of tho workmen who were clamborlng nround tho remnant of tho Itogcrs, 1'eot.tCo. building, llxlngun tho cablos with which to pull it over, kicked loose stono and mortar. It wns dnngerous work, but no ono was hurt. Tho only two occurrences which caused any oxcitcment nnd rewarded the on lookors happened In the early morning, when all but ono o two cnKlnes had gonn homo, nnd ngnln just nt dark. In tho morning the llanvs Btnrtod again In tho Homo Llfo building, but tho flromon ran lines of hoso through tho Inte rior and extinguished them boforo tliuy had gained much headway. At night there was n renewal ot theoxeltoment. The great crowd which nightly crosses tho City Hull plaza to cross tho Brooklyn Brldgo noticed In glancing to the top of the Homo Lifo that a queer flame was flickering in tho topmost htory. It flared up nnd sank ngain as though a heavy wind wore fanning lire which was eating nt somo woodwork. By and byn man nppeared at ono of tho windows. Ho seemed marvel lously composed ns ho stood In sllhouetto against the red light bnckoflilm. "What n bravo num." murmured a woman who had stopped, ns, in fact, almost cery ono had. l'rctty soon nnother man appeared at tho window, and the two had a quiet talk. "Well." said ono man to unnthor, "thoy'ro tho coolest roosters 1 uer saw." And so they wero. for thoy wero only two building IniiptictorH up there with n giiNoIIno lamp trying to determine whetliurthn Itnlltn tower on the top of the building Miould lin rcmovod. Thoy kept at their work for hernl hours, and the story got all nround downtown that the flro had started iigiiln. Their Investigation revealed such a condition that mon wero sent to the top story to shore up tho tower. Tho hent h'ld so affected tho xtones uiion which it rcstnd that It was feared they might glvo way. It will bo determined Intnr whether it will bo necessary to remove tho tower. itKir nun.nrsa conic Mayor Signs tho Orillnnnen Cimimlislnn Mint Iteport In I'ebriuiry. Tho Mayor has signed the ordinance passed brthe Municipal Assembly providing for tlio appointment of n commission b ;ir"inro a now building code for tho entire oil jr. The torn mis sion must present Its ii-port to the Municipal Assembly nt tho ll'st meeting In robi'ii.ir). 1KO0. The nieipliorn nio to be appointed by I'rosldent Guggenhelmer r'. tho Council anil President Wood of thn Itcar-I of Alilernii-ii According to tlief-rdluiiii.'e, t!ie commission i to consist of "i'Hen omvtk'ii i!ie M-inncf innl pnictleoof building. 'Win (b.nil haw been en goged not less tlian live ) nrs i:i busineih ms tlielrown neeount In the eltvnf X'-v Yii." n representative of tho (.'o-rmrnllou (iiui1 ex oQielonudof tho Board ( Buildings. liKOROAXIZISO TIIU UlTll KIMUIVST. Major Itutsell Itni Tour t'nmpniilrs Jtcmly to Klftit Ottlrt'ri. Tho reorganization of tho Thirteenth f!eg mont of Brookljn Is progressing .apldly under the direction of Major Oeorgo D. Hu-ncll. Since ho was assigned :i week nt-o to ivo:rn:iio tho regiment over 100 teen. its have ciilltted and thero nro now over MM) names on tho rolls. Companies A, B, G and I h.ivu enlisted enough mon to bring their quota up to tho minimum, und next week there v.ill be nn election for a Captain end tin Lleutcn ants in each of the companies. Mnjor llusdl Iscniillibuit thnt the regiment will be lenigan IzedbyJaii 1. He has onlerod luittallnu JiiiIh for Die Utinil 'Jl, In order to jet the vi.irh.it ttillou in itood r Jm for iliD li,)id,i ent-itnin-inent to be given In tlio. Sumner avenue 11:11101 y on Dec r.oiivvhlclioei-.-i.n!i".Vi.iyiiit'aiU.f' Istobef.ilthful'y toitra)ed. trnoulynliut t'niniiii: In .rnnhiiiliiii. Chnrlos A, Mooro. I'usidont of tho Mnntnnk Club 01 Brooklyn, and former l'url; iommlf sloner l'nuik Squlei of lir.iokbn. it li an iiouiieed, nti coiiiii g nernss ihn tin.igo w;m.uo their liouioit in M1111i1.Kt.111 borutigh. To Turn 1'i.J I In One l)y TslitLixatiVKllrKiinii ., .1(110 TuUi ,,l .luu.i(u ' lefnnd ilit mom j If It lull i , r r ..,-;, ' ,. I uiueUmUD, g. eUlv.)4 ,4iij t, .tup. j 1.2!?T.T TT" "- ' ii-nr - nn inn. ..i L. . , MEETING OF CONGRESS. xurnourxa ncavprioif to oex. JOB miKELTtJl IK TUB HOUSE. Mark Ilnnna the Centre nf Attraction in the Oenata and Bailer of Texas In the Houle Renatora' Deika llrlglitened with OToweri Lord neriehelt nnd Other Joint High , Comtnlulonera on theFloorot the Senate. WisnihtoTOif. Dee. 5. Both Houses of Con gress mot at noon to-dar for the third and dos ing session ot tho Fifty-fifth Congress. Tho galleries of tho Bennteand tho House wore crowded at an oarlr hour, as usual. In the erowda asBimblod boforo the gavels fell Sena tor Mark Uanna seemed to be the centre of at traction In the Senate and Bailor of Texaa In tho Houso. It Is evident that the Democrats aro preparing to unload htm as leader. It Is Intimated br his friends that Bailor Intonds voluntnrllr to relinquish the minority leader ship when the Dcmocratlo cauous meets and glvo his colleagues a ohance to re-eleot htm lor tho place. This would be a fair Ust of his pop ularity with his party. Opeaker Heed arrived earlr. but did not ap pear on tho floor ot the House until ho earns In at noon to call the assemblage to order. . In the meantime he held court In the Speaker's room, manr of the mombora dropping In to par their renpeots. Prominent mombers on both sides followed the Speaker's oxamplo, and with n few exceptions tho leaders did not exhibit thomsolves until just bofore the hour ot meeting. When Speaker Iteed ascended the rostrum at noon to call the. house to order he was re ceived with fl hearty olapplnr of hands. The chaplain. In his prnror, gavo thanks for tho speedy and favorable termination of tho war through which tho nation had passed, and prayod that the peace now secured might en dure forovor, Tho roll of members waa then called br States, showing the prosanoe of 207 members. During tho rollcall Oon. Wheeler of Alabama held an Impromptu rocoptlon In his place In tho front row of tho Demooratlo sldo, and near ly all tho mombers of tho Houso congratulatod tho old Confederate cavalry leader, Mombers elected to fill vacancies which had occurred in tho courso of tho recess thon took the oath of office. These wore Charlos, Dick, to succeod Northway, docoased, from the Nine teenth Ohio district; Thomas Splght, to suo reed Kullivnn. oloctcd Sonator. from tho Sec ond Mississippi district; William A. Graham, to succeed W. A. Btono. elected Governor of Pennsylvania, from tho Twenty-third district ot that State. Tho usunl committee was appointed to join a like committee from tho Senato In notifying tho President that Congress was ready for business. Messrs. Dlugloy of Maine. Cannon of Illinois nnd Bnlloy of Texas were appointed to report for the House. Ponding tho return of this committee, tho House, at 12:40 o'clock, took n) recess for fifty minutes. When the Houso reassembled, nt 1:30, tho committee appointed to visit tho Prosldontlre portod through Mr. DIngloy. Ho said he and his associates had called upon tho; President and carried tho message of the House to him. Tho Chief Exocutlvo replied that ho would bo pleased to communicate at once to Congress In writing. Immediately Assistant Secretarr Prudon was presented and announcod "A mos sago In writing from tho Presldont ot tho United States." The document was opened, and Its reading at once entered upon. At that tlmo the publlo galleries worn filled, but the reserved galleries onlr partly so. Tho members on tho floor, less than half the whole number, listened ;with close .'attention to the message, only a very few reading or writing as tho clerk proceeded. Ab tho read ing of tho documont progressed tho usual ef foct followed attention lagged. Interest fell off. and tho numbers In tha galleries and on the floor decreased. The distribution of copies of the message in print tended still further to the ignoring ot tho reading, und after hn hour tho clerk's volco droned on, attended by loss than a score ot the hoarers to whom the mes sage was addressed. Tho reading was con cluded at :i:4Q o'clook. A resolution offered by Mr. DIcgley of Maine, referring the message to thn Committee on Ways and Means, and ordering that, it, with the accompanying papers, bo printed, was agreed to. The House then adjourned. IS THE BKNATE. In tho Sonato tho scenes were more quiet and dignified than in the House, simply be cause thoro aro always fowcr persons there and partly becauso tho Senato Is naturally and nocossarily Bedato and solemn. The first Hen ator who mado his appearance was Mr. Mor gan ot Alabama, whoso special chargo of the Nicaragua Canal matter, coupled with his watchfulness over the foreign affairs of the Government, keeps him busv. He was at his desk bofore 11 o'olock and remained there during tho hour preceding noon. The desks ot mauy Senators were bright ened with baskets of flowers contributed by their sroclal admirers. Conspicuous nmong tho floral adornments were thoso'on tho desks of Sonutors Tehor of Colorado, a basket of American Beauty roses; Mason of Illinois, flowers, with n Hag: Ponrosool Pontisylvnnln, violets and chrysanthemums. Other Senators who wero complimented In this way wero Alli son ot Iowa. Smith of NewJersoy. Hklnsof West Virginia. Pritehard of North Cnrollnn. Pali banks of Indinim. Wellington of Mary land. Nelson of Minnesota, Perkins of Cali fornia, nnd Gallinger of Now Humpshiro. As n wholo tlio floral display was tho most elabo rate ovor econ in :hoStnate. Lord HersLhell of England, Sir Honry Cart wright of Canada, and other membors of thn Joint High Commission weie on the floor of tho Senato after tho session began, n compli ment paid only to visitors of thu highest dis tinction. Sir Wilfrid Luurler joined the party soon iiftnr..tho: prayer was said. Sir Juliin Pnuncefote, tho British Ambassador, tho Chinese Minister and suite, and other diplo mats of distinction wore in tho dlDlomatlo gnl lerv, anil mniiv gnvly dressod women wero In other galleries. The seeno was brilliant, but the great crowd grew tired and rcstlvo during tho monotonous reading ot tho President's message of nearly 22.000 words. Tlio most conspicuous man on the floor of tho Hunnto scorned to bo Sonator Vct of Mis souri, who has been extremely ill for many months. Ho Is still very ill. and Is so tnln nnd weak n to bo tho subject of great solici tude on tho part of his friend. Mr. Vest has grown 11 white beard, which greatly accentu ates his changed nunenrnnce. Vlen-Prusldcnt llobart'entcrcd the chamber nt noon, rapped to order, and announced prayer by tho Chaplain. Mr. Mllburn, tlio blind chaplnln, in his most finmesHlvo tones, rendered "devout and rever ent thanks for God's goodnoss to us ns n na ilon nnd for His earo of usslnco wo lat gath ered In thl chamber." "ily Thy good providence." the chaplain con tinued, "triumph lias eiowned our arms by hnd and bv sen, so that peneo has como to us through the council chamber. LetThygrn;e be the imrtlnn of our jieople. and may their henits bo rendered In service to Then ond to nil men. Wo nray Hint Thy bleslng may bo ivlth tho Queen ilcgeniof Sn.iin and her jonng ton, mid 011 her natlun mnv Thyheavenlvgrnco eonie to seotuo 11:11! uiillft nnd uphold thnt hViefcen peiMdc. I'rr.uit thai all good may bo tflven t) in. to our motherland and to nil na tions: mid may we walk hare' m hand with our brethren e-(is the sea to tho heights of CliiMlmifilvltliit'.in." Tho list of J-onntor was eilled and sixty seven le.isinded. Tho credentials of Joseph Slninn. HetiaHir-elcct from tno htatnof Oregon for six veins fiom .U.iioh 4, Wi7. were pre sented by his colleague, Mr. McBrldn, and Mr Slion v.. ilked to tho Vice. President's table mid trio1; and subscribed to the onth of ollleo. Ho will he numbered among tho young Sena tors. bliig:ipinrentlv not over 40 ynnruold, Tim usual cominlttou to Inform tho Houso of tho hen.ito being In session nnd to Inform the 1'iesMuut tli.it t'ongiesa in ieidy to reoolvo anv oni irnuiilentlon he may desire to make woio HjMHiinted. and then, after fixing 12 o'clock nn.ni ns the hour for dally mooting, tho Jvennto took n half-hnur recess. At 3 'JMo'elo'k Mi l'ruden, one of tho Presi dent's secretaries, appealed ns bearer of tlio J'riMldnnt'H message, which was thereupon I, lid liel'iui tlio Keiiatn nnd rend, Thoro wero not Ihlity l-Senatoin In the chamber when tho Secretary began tbe rending of tho message. This wns iluoto tho fact that the body had been In tecess for 1110:0 man an hour. Then hunatnrs began to strngglo In, but thoro wns not the usual degien til attention given to the leading, it was known to bo very long and to contain no lecoiuiiiend.itloiis ot oxtraordl nary Impolance. so that Senators, as n rule, remained .it luncheon or in their committee iKinns. vvblln 'he gallon- crowds soon grew lin patient 111.I left the benches almost deserted long befcro the 1e.1d.11g of tho document was concluded Thn re.iding of the message occupied two bonis nnd eiifliteen minutes. It vvns ordered In li printed, and the bciiato then, nt .'J:4fi o'clock, adjourned until to-morrow. Ooutl KnMilt Hunting 011 Long Iilnnd. HirrHMLj r.. L I'. Dee .1. Hundreds of nib bits iiivn ih-i-ii bugged in Mini around this s.'liIk.i siiiiothc hiMV snowfall. ( IilhtlllllH .N'liveltlcn, In-11, it. ft (..ufc'.l, i'U Wit Twts'r-tlilrJ Btrtet. .4i . K3T1ITATES FOll 1000. An Inernnae of 8110,400,000 Over the r.itU mates (or 1800. Wasmkotoh, Deo, G. Tho Socrotnrr of the Treasury sent to Congress to-day tho ostlmato of appropriations for tlio fiscal year tending Juno 30. 1000. Tho following tnblo gives tho recapitulation of estimates hrdopnrtmcntsi Trfilolstive $ft,jnr..r,oi in Incentive S.11t,uso 00 Htat Btpafttnent 2,000,848 70 Trenury Depunuient ...., luii,n7M,H4 .12 WsrVeinirimcnt i7,mie,rH7 71 JMivy Department , s,47,r.st OS Interior D'pnttnient lo.Ml,sn.l "1 I'ott Office iWartinent. r,,din,07H 00 Department of Acrtottltnre 8,127,722 11 Department of jjvbor 172.HKOOO JJcpartmtntot Jmtlco ,1U8.SJ 00 Grand total $608,048,378 04 This total Is $1:10,400,40.1 moro than tho esti mates for the current year, the War Depart ment being oredltod with flKt.OfiO.O0O,ot tho increas nnd tho navy JMG.OOO.OOO. Tho np proprlntlons for tho current fiscal year aggre gated SU02.H7o.fl,l. which Included expendi tures on nocountot tho war. , On tho recommendation of the Fecrctarrof Stnto. tho Beerotnrrof the Treasury Inoludod In tho estimates Items providing for Incronsos In tho salaries of n number of diplomatic nnd consular fifllcors, tho establishment of now offices In thodlplomntlQ nnd eonsulnr service, nnd tho establishment of tho office of Assistant Solicitor of tho Btato Depnitmont Tho In ore.yios In aalarlos recommended ore as follows: Ministers to Bollvln. Uenndor and Haytl, from $5,000 to $7,500 each: Secretaries of Lo- ? ration nt Buonos Ayros. Limn and Caracas, rem Sl.CW) to 31,800 ench : Consul nt Buda pest, Hungary, salary of f 2,U0l In plnoo of foes amounting to about $l,r)0; Consuls ntBahla. Para and Pornnmbnco, Brar.ll, from $2,00010 $2,500 each: Consul nt Cartagona, Colombia, salary of $2,000 In plaeo of fecsnppro-itmntlnK SL500; Consul nt Barrannullln, Colombia, from $2,000 to $2,000: Consul nt Copenhagen. Donmnrk. from $1,500 to $2,000: Consul at Knn DOnilngo, Dominican llepubllc. from $2,000 to $2,500; Consul nt Marseilles, Prance, from $2,500 to $:i.0O0; Consul nt Nantes, Prance, from $1,000 to $1,500; Consul nt Nice. Franco, from $1,500 to $2,500: Consul at Tamatav. Mndngascnr. from $2,000 to $3,000; Consul-Gonernl ut Frankfort, (lermnny. from Sii.OOO to, $4,000; Consuls at Kohl, Mannheim nnd Munich. Oor mnny. from $1,500 to $2,000 each : Consul nt Stettin. Germany, from $1,000 to $2,000: Con sul nt Adon, Arabln. salary ot $2,000 In plnco of feos approximating $1.IMK: Consul nt Bollzo, Honduras, from $1,500 to $2,000; Consul nt Hull. Enftlnnd. from S1.5U0 to $2,000. Consul-denornl nt Ottawa, Ont.. from $:i,(H)0 to $4,000: Consul nt St. John's. N. V.. from $1,500 to $2,000: Con sul nt Suva. Fiji Islands, salary of $2,000 In plaeo of small fees, to secure tho Borvlcos of an American citizen an Consul :Consulnt Capo Hayttcti.Hayti.tncrenso of salary to $2,000; Consuls at Gonon. Messlnn, Naples and Palermo. Italy, Increase of salary to $2,;00 each : Consul nt Milan. Italy, increase to $2,000: Consul-Genornl nt Yokohomn, Japan, from $4.000to$5.000:ConsulsntOhlhunhua and Durnngo. Moxlco. silary of $1,500 each: Con sul at Mnzatlnn. Mexico, increased to $2,000; Consul-Genernl nt Tnnglor. Morocco, from $2,000 to $2,500: Consul nt Amsterdam. Neth erlands, from $2,000 to $2,500: Consul nt Mos cow. Itussla. salary of $2,000. In plaeo of tecs amounting to about $500: Consul nt Stock holm. Sweden, from SI ,500 to $2,500: Consul nt Aloxandrottn. Turkey, from $1,500 to 2.000 : Consul nt Slvns. Turkey, from $1,500 to $2,000: Consul nt Batavla. Java, from $1,000 to $2,500: Consul nt la Guayra, Venezuela, from $1,500 to $2,500: Consul at Tarusui. For mosa, from $1,500 to $3,000. Estimates for the establishments of tho now officers nro submitted: Secretaries of Le gation to Belgium. Denmark, Greece, tho Netherlands. Slam, Swodon and Norway, and Switzerland, at $1,500 each: Bece ond Secretary of Legation nt Constantinople!. Turkey, who shall bo an Amejionn student of the language and the court and country. $1,000: Third Secretaries of tho embassies nt London nnd Paris, $1,200 onoh: consulate at Port au Prlnco. Haytl, In place of the Consulate General now combined with tho diplomatic office. $2,000. JVJTIT MZLS JJV TUB HOUSE. One to Itepenl the War Revenue Act and One to Inveltlgnte tha Conduct of theXVnr. Washington, Dee. 5. Among the bills nnd resolutions Introduced In the House to-day wero thoso: By Mr. Cousins of Iowa Declaring the gold dollar of 25 8-10 grains, 000 fine, to bo tho standard of valuo in the Dnitod States, Br Mr. Brewer of Alabama Bopealing the War Rovonuo act. Br Mr. Sulror of New York For nn Investiga tion of tho War Department and the conduct of tho war br tho Houso Military Affairs Commit tee, which is empowered to summon and ex amlno witnesses and documents nnd to sit In any part of tho United States. Also, to rogulato tho International trade and transportation of tho United Stntes. Kxtra duties are lovlcd on artlcloslmportod In foreign vessels as follows: Ten porcont. on ships which belong to tho countries from which the goods nro shipped to tho United States, and 15 per cent, when the vessols do not belong either to tho exporting country or to tho United Stntes. It nlso imposes a chargo of 50 cents per ton gross on all foreign merchant vessels entering United States port, and lighthouse dues of 10 cents per ton. Premiums nro to bo allowed Bhlppers who utlllro American vessels in amounts ranging from 1 percent, of the valuo of tho goods on 250 miles to ;i per cent, for 1.000 miles, and nbovo that distance 1 per cent, for each 1.000 miles up to 10JHKI miles. By Mr. Bromvvell of Ohio Cnlllng on the Sec rotary of Stnte for all Information concerning tho recent alleged outrogos on Bishop Cranston nnd other American citizens nt Pekln. Cninn. By Mr. Meyor of Louisiana Appropriating $12,000,000 for a deep-wator way, 300 foet wldo nnd 35 feet deep, between tho .Mississippi Itlvor nnd tho Gulf ot Moxlco, via Southwest Pass. By Mr. Fitzgerald of Massachusetts ror an Investigation of tho loss recently of tho steamor Portland. Chairman DIngloy has called a meeting of tho Ways and Moans Committee to-morrow for tho purpose of distributing to tho various com mittees tho subjects treated In tho President's message. A programme for tho session's work will also bo outlined. Wnalilngton Notes, WisniNOTON. Doc 5. Somo of the models of warships which formed an attractive exhibit In tho corridors of the Navy Department woro replaced In thoir old positions to-day. They havo boon on oxhlbition nt tho Omaha Exposi tion. Cnpt. Charles D. Slgsbeo of tho battleship Toxus was at the Navy Department to-day. Ho had n talk with Secretary Long about bringing to the United States the rcmnlns of tho sailors killed In tho Malno disaster and interred nt Havana, but no determination of tho iiucstlon wns reached. Major-Gen. William R. Shatter visited tlio War Department nnd the Agricultural Depart ment to-dny. Ho had to shako hands with nearly nil tho employees of the Agricultural Department. Whflo at tho War DopnrUnont ho called on Major-Gen. Miles. Vice-Presldont Hobnrt gave n rocoptlon to night at his resldenco on Lafayette Square, sometimes called the Cream Whlto Houe. In honor of tho British and Amorlcan Joint High Commission. BENATOU KR.V.VKr BEFORE A JVJtT. For the fiornnd Time on Trial on l Chnrgn of Helping to Wreck n Delnwnre Hank, WIMIINOTON. Del., Dec, 5, The second trial of United Stntes Senator Illehard 11, Kenneyj charged with aiding and abetting the fuller of the First National Bank of Dover to misapply the funds of that Institution, began this morn ing. Tho jury wns quickly obtained, nnd Harry A. Itlohnrdson, President of the bnnk, was thn first witness. 1I uipontcd tho story told by him at tho first trlii. Senator Geoige Gray, who was 0110 of Kenney's counsel, wns re placed to-day by John Biggs. Itonfa Jllovvn Off In lIlzabetli. Much damage to buildings In Elizabeth. N. J wus dono by Sunday night's storm. The roofs of several buildings on tho Now Jersey Jockoy Club giounds wero blown off, Tho fence nround tho grounds, nenrly n mllo long, was demolished. A treo wns blown down nenr tho house of John II. helnlg. 854 South street. It crashed through iho roof but Injured nobody. About 17.0(H) square feet of looflng wns rlpimd from tho Jersoy Contra! freighthouso at 'lizahath port. A tnll smokestack nt thn Worthlngton pump worK.s wont over. A long section of tlio wall of n new fnetoiy building In Mngnolin avenue went down early In tho storm. Death from a T.enky llniim Furnace, Passaic, N. J., Doc. p. Tho family of T. M Footo of 41 Irving place was asphyxiated by coal gns from tho furnace last Wednesday. All wero unconscious vvlion found, but it was thought that they had entirely reeovored 011 Irldny On Saturday evening Mr, Footo took n turn lortlio worse, and tills morning ho died of congestion of thu lung. New Jerauy Legal Aid .Society, A New Jorsey Legal Aid Society similar to tho New York Igal Aid Society bus been or ennized to prosecute tho small claims of wago oarners against their employers. Claims of $10 und loss will be prosecuted Iroo of expense to employees. Mrs. Kmlly l1. WUllumj Is ul tho ntud of tho orcanlzatiou. CHOKER'S CLUB IS RICH. ASSETS Of U1JEII JtALFA MtZZlOlt AKD taSfiOOWllOFIZa XXJJANK. I'x-Got. Flower Snr nt the Annual Elec tion That It Was lie Who Invited Croker to Make It Ills Brnt-ferrr Belmont Mnile 1'reildent Without Opposition. Tho Democratic: Club hold Its annual meet ing last night, and the ticket headod br Perrr Belmont for President, which was nomlnatod by ox-Governor Boswoll P. Flower. Mayor Van Wrek, and twentr-throe other membors of tho club, was unopposed, Tho officers elected woro: President, Terry Bolmont: First Vloe-PresU dent. Edward F,0'Dwror; Beoond Vice-President. Cord Morert Treasurer, Theodore F. Has callt Secretary. William E. Wyatt: Correspond ing Secretary. Adrian T. Klernan ; OOTornors to servo until December, 1800 r. Henry Dugro, Asa Bird Gardiner. James MoCartner nnd An drew Freodmnn: to eorvo until December, 1900, James Shovlln, John F. Carroll. William F. Grellnnd M. Wnrley Plntzok; to serve until 1001. Illohard Crokor, Thomas E. Crlmmlns. John Fol and John W. Kollor. Every oandl dato on tho ticket recotvod 1,100 votes excopt Freedman and Platzck, who got 1.105. Iix-Oov. Horror, tho retiring President called thn membors to ordor. He said that it was a far more ploasant task to presldo over the meeting this roar than last, when onlr twentr six membors wore presont. At that time tho club was In "oro financial difficulties, nnd n few mon wore supporting It. Mr. Flower said that It occurred to him to write to Illehard Croker nnd ask him to make tho club his headquarters. Tho result wns soon In the enormous growth of tho elub and Its.splondid financial condition, which assured Its cofttlnu anco ns the homo of Democracy nnd ns n factor In tho work of tha party, not onlr Inlthocltr. but throughout tho Stnto and tho nation, Spoaklugoftho Stnto campaign just closed, Mr. 1' lower nnld that thoro was Itttlo In the re sult for the Bepublleans to exult ovor. Tho result In the city was an overwhelming vlatory for Demooracy, ho said, and thovotos polled Indicated to htm that within a very short tlmo the Democratic party would be in control In tho State and In tho nation. Mr. Flower's speech wasapplauded. and reso lutions thanking him for what he had dono for tho club nnd congratulating him on the result of his work for it woro adopted. Resolutions thanking the retiring Governors were also ndoptod. Tho report of tho Treasurer Was as follows: H:lanceNoT.34.1SA7 1280 00 Itocclred for Initiation fe and duea to Nov. 25, J 98. 203,280 28 For room rent, ic, to Nov. 20. 18l8 8,725 84 On club uotea 41,800 00 For liouao accounts, be 26, 831 78 Total (281,437 78 DUburaomenti approved... 240,718 80 Balance In bank $34,730 03 AB8ET8. Clabhoaae, Fifth avenna... .1260,000 00 Clubhouse, Blith avenue. ... 190,000 00 l'traoual property, furni ture 0 26,000 00 Duo from realdent members, 1HU8 10,900 00 Due from non resident mombora. 18V8 028 00 Due from mombers for house account!..,, 4,880 83 Orociriea, winea and cigars. 8,237 48 C'aah ou band and In bank, J34.720 U3-SG18 01 05,334 84 1550,830 05 LIABILITIES. First mortgage, Fifth ave nue houae (125,000 00 Second mortgage (bondi), Fifth avenue houae 80,000 00 Uortsage, Sixth avenue houte 125,000 00 Club note 40,000 00 Dill 0,074 80 $350,874 00 Excess of aiaets 8202,865 OS Resident members who have qualified and paid thrtrduea 1,202 Jta'ldent members whohave not paid their duea. 883 Non.rvaldent members who have paid their duea. 235 Nnn resident members who have not paid their duts 81 ltollof club 1,821 New realdent members elected during the year who liavo qualified 1,267 Non-naldent members elected during tbe rear who have fpuillfled 154 Porry Bolmont reslgiiod from the Domooratlo Stnto Committee, on which ho represented lllclimond and Suffolk counties, whon Bryan was nominated for President on a free sil ver platform. He didn't vote for Bryan, but supported Palmer ond Buckner. He isn't n membor ot Tnmmany Hall. lie be camo a membor of tho Demooratlo Club In 1875. In 1877 ho wns a member of Its I'.xccutlve Commlttoe. When Mr. Croker first made tho club his headquarters his friends said that ho intended to make it a power In nntlonnl politics. Tho selection ot a gold standard Democrat for Its Presldont Is said to bo a part ot his plan to bring this about. I ritETZELS AlfD SrAItE JtlBS Feast with Their Friends the Stereotypera anil n Uelcgnte of the J?lge' Feet. The membors of tho Pretzel Club, the Spare Bib Association, and tho local Stereotypors' Union hnd n dinner nnd entertainment in nenry Hlrschklnd's tavern at Frankfort and William streets Inst night Tho Pretzels, nldcd by tho Sparo Bibs nnd the!? friends, tho etereotypors. entertain themselves, and nnybody who happens to drop In, about three times a year, at Hlrschklnd's. and on these occasions the cares of llfo are for gottou. Last night tho members disposed ot six Buckling pigs, a gross and a half of spare ribs, ten dozen pretzels, and five kogB of beer. At tho conclusion of tho foast tho Hon. Phil Hlrsehklnd. who Is both a Pretzol nnd n Spine Kit), mado n speech, nnd thon Andy MeCnuley, tho Do ncszke of tho Pretzels, sang u tonor solo. Tan Courtney, who was present ns n delegato from tho Pigs' I'eet Association of Harlem, sang "I lovo you us I used to." and then old Bill llolbrook. who used to catch for the old Metropolitan baseball team, executed u wing dunce, and ended his lKiitpf tho ovenlng'K ontertnlnment by declar ing that ho could play ball with the best of them vut, and without kicking, too. Mr. Jack Skollon got up to tell somo funny stories, but his luirt of the entortaliimant was cut short bccaitM) ho said thnt a recent prlzo fight was ceitnlnly llsliv. and that oven the friends of tho prluolpiils could not deny thnt it was Sharkey. Mr. Skollon was forcod to retire uftor this rare bit of humor. Tho entertainment was still raging at midnight. A CORXEIl IX BE003T COMT. "Wcatern Operntnra Gobble All the Crop In tlio " Dwarf Bruah" Dlatrlct. Topfka, Dec. B, One ot the biggest deals In broom corn over undertaken was consum mated In Sterling during the past week. It amounts practlcully to a corner of all the dwarf or whlsk-broom brush In the United States. Tho operators woie Bobert FIndlar & Co.. local commission men, assisted br C. B. ljoe of the J-co Broom and Duster Com pany ot Lincoln. Nob. The deal Involved the purchaso of over UK) cars of brush In throe days mid covered tbe broom corn dlttrict of Kansas nnd Oklahoma. 1'or mniiv yeais nenny nil tho short brush used foi the innimfiietiirini- of whisk brooms has been mixed nround S'oillug. The soil hcems suited for tlilh product unit tho (armors hnva become familial with Its cultivation and Piocebs of uiiriug for market. It has novor been suceowifully rained in anv ijuunlty ex cept in this part of Kansas, and Storllntr Is known to broom qaru men from one end of tlio country to the other ns the centre of the "dwarf broom eorn ' district " This yearZthe crop wns comparatively small, The acreago wav nlho much Mnullor on neeount of so much land planted to wheat. This mado It possi ble for the cornor to bo run uuecossfully. Last week u largo amount of brush was In tho bunds of farmers; this reek It Is In tho bunds of rindluy ,t Co. Practically every crop of corn hus been purchased not only in Ster ling, but nlso In Stafford and other places in the dlslr'ct. Tho prices ranged from 40 to S-iso nor ton and tho prlco jumped $15 higher to-day. American I.lnaerii Company Incorporated, Tiiehtok. N. J Duel, Artlclosof Incorpora tion for tho American Llnsoed Company of Now Jersey weiollled to-day with the Socrotary of State. Tho capltul stock Is $:kI.G00.00O, of which one-hulf N to bo preferred, bearing 7 per cent. Interest, Thoobjeetsof thu company are stated to bo "to grow, liuudlo, deal In, mill and sell llaxseeil and other agricultural products," The Incorporators urei Adrian II. lJirklu, Aitliur 11. tiu Brunt und lnmuUL. Patton.all of Jersoj City. Thn I'lrat Junior Cotillon. Tlio drat junior cotillon of tho subscription series organized by Mrs, Arthur M. Bodge wus given last nluht nt Sherry's. Mr. Alex ander M. Haddeii lejl the cotillon and danced with Miss CnrOlluo Ldgar, one of thu season's debutantes. i - HACKETT,CARHART &CO., begin to-day a sale . of Overcoats, at $9.00, (incomplete lots, but including all sizes.) Marked down from $12 & $13, Blades. Browns and Grey Mixtures, made from prevailing styles of material. THREE STORES: BROADWAY and 13th ST. BROADWAY and CANAL ST. BROADWAY near CHAMBERS ST. ITJXATt SO TABLECLOTH T i Thieves BtoU the Onlr Ono Aboard the Brooklyn and She Muat Go Without. When the United States orulsor Brooklyn left this cart for Cuban waters at the com mencement ot the Spanish war, the orew loft behind all furniture and useless baggage ot all Kind. When she returned after the war an application was made to the Bureau ot Equipment for a new oautpment, but Com mander Bradford, who la in charge of tho bu reau, rofuaad to Brant the application. Thn offloora of the Brooklyn thorofore had but ono tablecloth. This cost $3.50 origi nally, but from loner and faithful servlos it had become so worn and patched that it would havo been a generous man indeed, who would have given 25 cents for it. But to tho con sternation ot the officers, on Thursday last it disappeared. In accordance with tho rod tape of the department, a Board of Survey was appointed, whloh, after long and profound deliberation, sent a report to Commander Bradford that tho onlr tablecloth had boen stolen br persons unknown, and that- the board recommended that a new tablecloth bo furnished. Commander Bradford Indorsed the report 'W he approved of the .finding of facts, but added that no tableoloth would bo furnished Jotho offloers of the Brooklyn on this cruise. The ofnoers are now unablo to make up their minds whether to be angry or amused. vX S!ould be angry.1' Bald one oflloer last night, because thattflndlng is a reflection on our honesty, but. on tho other hand, wo are arnuaed at. Commander Bradford's closeness. e always knew that If a requisition was made lor a dozen paper napkins, ho would count them three times before he'd send them, for fear he might send us thirteen, but we didn't think he would make ub go without a single tablecloth for a whole oruiso." BSOWCAItT nmrEit HBOJTNED. "Tumbled Into thn Kaat Rtrer with none and Wagon Ilorao Alio Drowned. Patriok Ladane. CO years old. of 303 East Seventr-ninth street, was drowned yesterday afternoon while dumping snow into the river at the foot ot East Eighty-sixth street Ladane owned a horse and wagon, and had been In the peddling business for eomo months, but trade was dull and he got a job at carting snow tor the Street Cleaning Department. . Tho rear end of Ladane's wagon rested against the stringplece of the pier Vhen another driver attempted to pass. There was not room enough, and in attempting to turn around bis wagon bumped against La dune's. The jar caused the rear wheels to slide over the stringploce nnd before Ladano could get hold ot his horse's reins driver, wagon and horse fell Into the river. The other men at work on the pier were so ox cited that for some tlmo nobedy made any effort to aave the man, who was floundering In the water and calling for help. Somebody finally got apiece ot ropo, but Ladane was too weak to catch it when it was thrown to him. Ho went down calling to his wife. The horse became entangled In the harness and was drowned. Policemen John Stewart and Michael Meyers of the East Eighty-eighth street station se cured a boat and resouod Ladane's body. Ho leaves a widow and seven children. TWO CAKBJTALKEnS ARRESTED. Kejrroei .Caused a Disturbance on Park Row I.aat Night with Their Antics. James H. Brooks, 20 years old, and TVatklns Jackson, both negroes from BIchmond, wero arrested at Park row and Pearl street last night br Policeman Tarlor. At the Elizabeth street station he charged them with disorderly conduct. The two had been doing a cake walk along the row till they arrived at Pearl stroet and there they tried to sell a 50-cont revolver for 75 cents to a 10-cent lodging house patron. Tho bargaining causod a crowd to gather. Brooks had a whiskey bot tle, from which the three took drinks in turn. Tho prospective oustomor evidently enjoyed thnt kind of dickering and prolonged It br raising his bid a cent at a tlmo. Several dozen people gathered about, and tho two negroes were arrested for causing the disturbance. After ther had been searched there was an animated march to the cells. Brooks loading, moving his feet in jig time, and Jackson fol lowing in a stately cako walk style. SKULL FRACTURED BY A CABLE OAR. Peter Farrell Mortally Injured While Work ins in a Trench on Lexington Avenue. Peter Farrell, 63 years old, of 340 East Thirty-second street, while working In a trench at Thirty-eighth stroet and Lexington avenue yesterday afternoon, was struck In ths head br a south-bound cable car. Ua received a f rao tured skull and was removed to Bellevue Hos pital. He will probablr die. John Uwrer of 153 East Nlnetr-seventh street, tho grlpman ot the cable car, was arrested. Tho Weather. Th saver itorm was oentral reatarday ever north rnXswYork and Varment, still travelling north eastward, lta greater fore being apent Inland, al though the high wind war felt on tbe middle At lantlo and New England ccaita. Her ther blew prlDolpally off shore. They were high northwtet over the gnat lakes, but diminishing In force. Heavy rain oontlnned yeaterday on tbe Mew Eng land coaat, enow falling In wetarn New Tork, all around the lower Uiea and inland over New Eng land and la Canada. Clearing weather aet in throughout th Middle At lantlo States and fair weather prevailed aontb and weat of the lake regions. The oold weather following th storm will b of abort duration in this aeotlon and not be very ae vere. The t.mperatur wa from 10 to 20 lower yea terday In all the central State and the line of freet. ing weather wa forced eoutheaatward to tha oentr of Alabama and Mlaalulppl. Light froet waa re ported at Jacksonville. It wa much warmer In Montana and tho Dakotaa. In tbla city the day wa fair) highest temperatnr it', lowest 88i average humidity, 73 per eent-i wind northerly, average velocity 21 mile an hour; barometer, corrected to -read to era level, at 8 A, M, 2U.31, S P. II. 3U.4S; total rainfall, ,84 Inch, The temperature a recorded by tha official ther mometer and aleo by Tub Bun'a thermometer at th atreet level 1 abown In the annexed tablet 1S9X. mi. JbiS. HiH. M37, Mi. OA. Maw au -, el'. Mel an- a 12 M 2 46' 411 UP. M.U7 86 42 8 V. M.44 8V 43 12 Mid.. 33 86 41 wisuisoTox roaaciai roa tuzsdat. For Aew England and tutUrn JVfw l"er, partly chudu wiatktr ; elder; narPiuttl gain. For eaetern Fennaylvanla, New Jeney and Dela ware, partly cloudy weather; weaterly galea, dimin ishing, For the Dlatrlct of Columbia, Maryland and Vir ginia, fair; fre.h weaterly to aouthweaterly wind. For weateru New York, threatening weather, prob ably rain or snow In tbe afternoon! westerly to southwesterly galea, diminishing. For western fennaylvanla and Ohio, threatening weather, with anow taming to relni warmer) brisk tolhwnthweUr!roweUrlwind,olliu:itils)r. j l.-.5:.hr. -., " - ,y;L.:VI- . "Is littlo short of wonderful' IiOndon Times. American Art Galleries, MADISON BQDABJS BOOTH, WEEK DAYS ttSw SUNDAYS 9 to 6. SlSgP 2 to 5.30. TISSOT'S Great Pictures "Wo aro awed by. tho divinity interpreted in tlieso remarknblo works of art. Wo aro thrilled by tli'o humanity in them." Tho Tribune. ' Opals We make a specialty of Ata tralian Opals. Attention ii di rected to our assortment of Opal Cluster Rings. Prices ranging; from $25.00 to $350.00. Theodore A. Kohn & Son JEWELERS 56 West 23d Street Flinps Fine Furniture. Antique Oak Card Tables (Billiard Cloth Top), 82.25. 45 West ,28fl St. PET CAT HAD PROM JEALOUBTi Attached Mr. Blnnt When She) Fsttstt a Kltten-Cnt and Kitten Shot. Mrs. John Blunt of Park BTenue.WeehMrksn. was attacked by a pet cat in her home Tester day and badly bitten on ths less sad arm. The cat had been In the household for four j years. Several months ago a nelahbor pre aentod Mrs.Blunt with a kitten. Bbewospettma the kitten yesterday In the kitchen when the old er cat sprnnir nt her and burled its teeth aeraral times in hor lees. Bhe boat the oat off. but II sprane at her again, this time bltlnor her on the arms. The cat also used its olaws. Mrs. Blunt was alone. She Bucceeeded In esaaclntT from the cat by mnnlnc- into another roomand quickly closlnc tho door, leaving thettroats imprisoned In the kitchen. When Mr. Blunt returned home later ho pro cured a loaded revolver, and, upon opening- the kitchen door sufficiently to enable him to see tho cat. he fired tno shots at It. eaohofvfhloh took effect. The cat. however, sprang; at him, Ho closed the door In time to prevent il attacking, him. Ho then protected him self with n heavy blanket ana entered the kitchen. Thn eat was hiding in a closet bleeding from Its wounds. Blunt fired two more shots at It. hut was finally obliged to use a broomstlak to end lta life. Qi then discovered that the cat had bitten the kitten, and. fearing that It might become mad and attack his ohlldren. ho killed it also. , CO-OPERATIVE COLONY VAILS. ' "Cord Bonmere Sink 30,000 In HU Qoolal ietlo Community. Vai-ootjtxb, B. 0.. Deo. 5. The looialhrtla oommunlty established near Vanoouver three years ago has collapsed. It waa started on the co-operative plan by Lord Bossmere, an Eng lish capitalist with radical Ideas. Workshops of all kinds were established and farms were leased. On the theory that all men wero eiua. all re ceived the same pur. brains or skill not count ing. All ate at common tables. A board of commissioners settlod all disputes and held tho keys of the trcaaury. The loasaa were enormous from the start. Idlers wore eoon llv lngatthe expense of tho workers nnd deserters became numorous. Lord llossmere Is said to have sunk Jtao.OOO In tho venture. SIR. CLEVELAND C03IINO HOSCB. Tha Tncht Oneldn Leave TIampton Road Mr, Jefferson's Hialth Better. NonroMC Va., Dec. 6. The yaoht Oneida of New York, whloh was detained in Hampton Boads by stress of weather all day resterday, sailed thla morning homoward bound with ex President Cleveland ond her owner. Commo- ilpre L. 0. Benedict, aboard. Uefore aallinr Mr. Cleveland paid anothor visit to Ills friend, Joseph Jefferson, who la improving rapidly, Mr, Jefferson s condition Is reported as more favorable to-night than at any time sine h arrived at Old l'olnt Comfort. Blue Label S ? Soups 33 C are right; twenty ( varieties; any ono 5 makes a " good start for a good dinner" y 5 ask your grocer. ... I Cosnoa BaoTszu Oo &&t& S 'IS tMTMrriMiJft-T11TilMI ' "' r- " J"tal