f f 4 w ,- THE SUN' HOAY, 1JBCratiffiRJ!LlS&. , . . . ,
f E MCK ON THE SKIRT TOPIC.
U BAIST DAT CI.VB FttOTTNB OY SKIRTS
I' l xoo long and skirts too short.
' H K Mr' r",,n" n(I T,re Oilier Members
; -. Wore lUilny liny CoatumesntYesterdny's
I Meeting nnd Ir Fowler Objected
t i ' WearerfofTrnlllntrBklrUAlaoCritlclted.
' S Th Balnr Day Club met In Its now homo,
, ! j. the Chapter room of Carnegie IIn.lI. yesterday
1 ' afternoon. Iavlty may sometime be laid at
l t the door ot the Daltlos, but tamoncss nevor.
' V ;, The mcetlnir commenced nt half past 1
' , i, r o'clock and SE1od at half past 5. and thore
l vra not one dull mlnuto In tho proceedings.
; t lire. A. M. Polmor presided. Bho was nltlrod
' ' i In a moet becoming black rainy day oostumo.
i ,' ! f The skirt was properly nbbroviatcd and the
; ' ' n eoatjnuntr. Her HI Mo hat with It9 trimmings
; it 1 of white was a mwlol of stylo. Throo other
'i m members wore abort skirts and tho other 120
' ' ' ' H "" wer Prese,lt vor'' vry 'onc oncB ' tno
' ,r X most up-to-dato cut. And someof them owned.
J' W too. that they lived on stroots where the enow
r m hadn't been touched. Ponhaps they woro tholr
;.. H trailing skirts because tho subject for discus-
K lon wao draperies. They might have thought
t K that the modish skirt was reoolvlng tho official
P sanction of the olub. At any rote, the tour
! f S- women who turned out In bob-taUod cowns
I V W looked mighty lonesome.
I I W Mrs.Fowlorof Now Jersey threw o resolu
'! f tlon nt her short-sklrtod sisters. In substance
m ' 8B thst tho 0'ub' n'tcr 0n8 ear'8 oPeri"
i; t enee. should dlscouago tho wenrlng of rainy
F at day skirts except lu Inclement weather. Mrs.
' t W- Fowler auggested that tho mombers think ovor
this resolution anil discuss It a month honco.
1 1 ft Ono woman remarked that sho thought
I I It they'd bettor sot tho short skirt on tho mora-
!l w bors on wot days before thoy trlod to tnko It off
8 thom on dry days. Another'ndded that tho
:' j constitution said that tho dress must bo worn
IF In Incloraont wonthor. and sho didn't seo any
ML usolu bothering nbout anything olso.
5 Si "If we could only hnvo a uniform dress."
' ',ii K spoke up tho presiding officer. "Thedlmculty
M w is that the bicycle dress Interferes with s and
I Wi, rets us into trouble. Lot us have one stylo of
' I ' K dresN no matter how cheap. Tho oheapor tho
! ( ffi bettor."
Hi "Let's discuss this question to-day and not
j I K put It off," said Mrs. II. Ilorbert Enowlcs. "for
f i 3E' our annual election comos at the next meotlng,
' I St and wo won't have time for anything else thon.
StS That will take a whole day."
W "K ocms to me." said Mrs. Fowler, nuthor
HE. of the resolution, "that wo do not know our
itS minds on when ana where wo ahall wear our
m rainy day skirt You remember tho discussion
i "?K we had about It before our euchre party. I
r ! ? think our Influence would be creuter if wo only
fi8! wore it In Inclement wuather." , .,
WS- "I think Mrs. Fowlor s resolution unncces-
fb anr." voluntoerod Dr. Boglo. "Ourcpnstltu-
1 lit "I think It unwise to take action at all In this
I I H matter." hastily put in Miss Marguerito I.lnd
' 8 ley. "I'd resign if I belonged to a club that
, Eg said I had to wear a long skirt in clear
" f weather."
Wi Jiang went Mrs. Palmer's gavel, and sho nn-
" W nounced that further discussion on tlio resolu-
i K tlon would bo deferred.
W. Tho appointment of a nominating committco
JE was next In order. Mrs. Bchrnmm and Dr.
vi Hi Bogle were, appointed by tho Chair, and Mrs.
I'M Frederick Fawkoll. Miss Lindley and Mrs. G.
W BJlVallls were nominated from tho floor.
t K Dr. Boglo, Becretflry, read a letter from n
K woman's club in Buffalo, saying they wanted to
. K form a rainy-day department, and asking how
' - ?o proceod, but more cartlcularly about tlm
f. length or the skirt. Mrs. Palmer onnounced
. : that rainy-day clubs were ppringinc up all
f S over the country, and advocated allowing all
, ; similar clubs to uso the mother organization's
i k bftdgo.
I g "ft will be nice to feel that these aro nil our
' Si children," shoexplalned. and. to show just how
i ' Ss Important tho club Is in the eyes ot othor
ilt people, sho read soveral lottery ot rcgrot from
- ! very prominent persons," whoso names Biie
l ' ffi withheld, at not bolng able to attend. Ono
f ts ' woman wrote thut she was heartily in sym-
' f P. rathy with the object of tho club, as sho was
j- f K thorouehly sick of seeing women actaaanl-
r .' 5i' mated but unhygienic mops for street cleaning
t 2 iF purposes. It will be hard for some folks to bo-
s IE Ileve. but sho wrote on Borols paper.
5 "r Kext there was a Jong dlscusafon about postal
!f. f cards and their relation to club digtiity. Dr.
. p Bogle suggested that beforo election day, Jan.
; M 4,iho Nominating Committee (.eml eneh mem-
I m ber a printed postal card on whioh she should
S 0 write two choices for oach offlce, as this would
fi help the committee to obey tho will ot the club.
) i Z "1 object to postal cards," said Mm. Ueoruo
; km Btudewell. "They are had things and very
' $& rague. I think wo are able to pay two cents
H p- and have our letters sealed."
i ' ' . "I, too. am opposed to poptal cards." chimed
;; J In Mrs. Krom : 1 think wo aro digniUJd enough
"J to use stamps."
i 1 Mrs. Bchramm argued in favor of the cards.
I f) and then Mrs, Btudewell resumed: "I've been
p sr b club woman since '70 nearly all my life and
: t I'm down on postal enrds. It Is not a secret
; 5 ballot If it Is on a postal card. I belong to a
' F card organization, and the other day Ave mem-
, ;- I pers never received their postals."
f ft 1' These are not postals," cried Dr. Bogle, in
'ft ft well-nigh distracted tone, holding one up.
g, Thoy are sealed cards, return postal cards."
it' , "Bend out the cards." urged Mrs. BeoVwlth.
pi- and lot the membors use their own judgment
V,' b whether they will return them in a stamped
i I W envelope or not"
! ft A rising voto on the quostlon was taken and
4 t penny postage won. thereby losing for tho club
t a at least ono atom of dignity.
" s By this time guests began to come in In great
i ; 5 numbers and a three-miuuto recess was taken
t- B beforo entering upon tho session. Much credit
. ';, E Is due to Miss Lindley. Dr. Boglo and Dr.
lit Church, who comprise the outgoing Committee
' i . on Programme. The programmes throughout
- 4 P the year have given llvoly evidence that a busl-
,t ness woman had thom in charge, and yestor-
', & - day's was no exception. Miss Alice Berkeley
; f f Marten Bang a solo in a rich contralto, and then
i ' Miss Lindley Introduced the first spenkor. Mrs.
i ". Florence Cory, who talked about draperies In
i I ti the home. Bhe gave the opinion that the home
S P without drapery of ono sort or another is a very
ff bad home, and.convlnced every one that germs
I had no terrors for her.
Drapories for the woman was tho thomedis-
' eussed by Miss Harriet Uackottol I'rattlnsti-
,i sf tute. Brooklyn. Miss Backett said in part:
f & ''I've been asked to say something about dra-
f peries for the human house. Llko the former
';?,. speaker, I say we must first consider the form
- to be draped and more especially lt poculiari-
v ties, whether tall or ot medium height or short
!j J With broad hips and shoulders. Vo must first
' !; eonsldsrourtialntsot support, and our lines of
i' y drapery should radiate from these. Theshoul-
X ders have always boon considered tho points ot
r. i k support for man's upparel from tho ages down.
; .'? but in the female form we use the hips quite as
! 9 much as tho shoulders, and sometimes use tho
1 L! ,i knee. That is not properly a suniiort. In
i V I modern days we lme not been using much
f draperv. Wo have advocated plain skirts for
' ' street wear at least, and thoy may seem to you
if to have no druiwry about them, but hnvo you
i 'fv ever noticed In the plainest bkirt made by the
; Ti artlstio Parisian modiste how tho lined appear
I r A In every position assumed by tho wearer, to
1 s start from here," indicating thu hip, "and
H ':. radiate down so ns to outline what Is conuld-
i , i, ered the. rlnost line in woman's form, when it
f la a good form?" ,
& Mus Baclett oondomned the proient up-to-
I f date aheath-shaped skirt, saying lien she mw
v i a woman wearing ono so ahsolutuly plain and
,'. f- tight across tho back thut tho hooVs which
! k fastened It gaped disapproval, sho felt llko sy-
B Ing that the woaror was not fit for nubile view.
i -. A Then sho had something to say of the length of
r these skirts, as follows:
S , "And tho length of the very now skirts that
ii Is unfortunute. It used for carriage, evening.
' s calling, or homn gowns they aro more graceful,
F- but they aro out of pluco in tho street, to much
S so. It has seemed to me, that It is Impossible
; .Ji thattheretsniiygeiitlrwomanwhowonld wear
, .;. them. lOreat blunhinc.) b women ought to
j do more than shorten our street sklrte. 1 don't
f ' think that we ought to lmo them four or eletit
i P- Inohes from the uround such a beautiful day as
t- this, but I do think we oaght to do something
i toget olean streeU In beautiful weather our
r streets ought to bo so clean that wo can wear a
'f skirt that olears tho ground,
I whoro did thoso long skirts como from? Is
,i It from tho merchants who want to sell goods,
W or from the women who liavo no cnrrljigos but
Si want to dress like thoso who have ? 1 do sue
Mr lots of short dresses two, threu, four, llvo,
i and. I'm sorry to say, soven and eight inches
! from the ground. , I do not think It necessary
.,:' lor even the members ot the llalny Day Club
to wear sklrU eight inohus from the ground."
In Introducing the next speaker. Mrs. Horace
H Traoy Hanks. Miss Lindley said she had asked
f. Mrs. Ilanks's husband to make a talk also, as
j, , Bhe believed In having a man in all their enter-
, prises, but Dr. Hanks could not come. Mrs.
'i Hanks read an admirable paper on druporles in
f VUbllo conveyances and In tlio house. '
qr " I am an admirer of draperies." sho began.
?, "but 1 am forced alwus to inquire nro thy
E clean. I ani hapny to state that most of the
J-1 perms which collect on iiouse draporis' ma
: I harm lens for persons In good health and of
! ? normal powers ot resistance to breathe or
f. swallow In houses where ordinary cleanliness
j prevails. The feather duster is an abomlun-
j tlon. merely whisking the dust from one rest-
', lng plaoe to another. Neglocted draperies, llko
. f neglected duties, may become a ourso and a
f menacoto health."
i The speaker stated that the deadly germs ot
t yellow fever might bo brought from the in-
1 Jectad port or ship In even so innooent a thing
i. as the yellow ribbon which ties a box of cigars,
1 , v and the Daisies agreed that this would lo a
good Item to take homo to theirclgar-lotng
i men folks. Bhe gave a ery Interustlug uo-
Jll count of how Blefplng cars nro cleaned and dis-
M, l'V;fl a'ter each trip, though sho udidltted
H il'l th perfect aloeplng car lias not yet been
W. picture, however, 0f the
nanltallon of sleeping cars which will enable nil
travellers who heard It to rest much mow
easily In their berths, ., , . ...
'rurthormore. I believe eToryladr ealllna
n,carrlaifo,'rconcluded Mrs.llankf. even for
a short drive, should patron!! only a reliable
firm, who aro found to be reliable nnd who aro
known to Insist on the strlotcareot tholr car
rlnges that some sleeping ears reeelvo.
" We'll now proceod to dxapo the Inner man,"
nld Miss Lindley, when tho spoakor had nn
IehedV"atid 1 will turn things ovonto tho lte
centlon Committee, who will Immediately Borvo
Tea and spongocako aren't vorr heavy culi
nary drnperlcs, but tlio mombors and guests
fell to with b right goodwill and ovorybody had
a good time until night camo on.
EA3IES TOO ILK TO SISO.
This Cnnied n Flurry nnd a Change of mil
at the Opern Iloune Yesterday.
Yesterday, at about noon, anlot reigned In
ManagorQrau'sofflconttho Metropolitan Opera
Iiouse. Thore was aotually nothing to do for
the moment Mr. Qrau was apprehensive; tho
calm was onlnous. Tho house was sold out
for last night and everything soemed too favor
able. Nono of the prima donnas had that day
asked to sing JalltUf. Neither had (tholr
ngonts or husbands, Mr. Qrau glanced out of
the window to boo It thu elements wero about
to do something remarkabio. Tho absolute
peace ot the situation was something inexplic
able Suddenly the office boy entored tho room.
Mmo. Eames's manager, LM ward Michael, fol
lowed him hurriedly.
"Mme. EameB cannot sing to-night. Bhe haa
a cold. Impossible for her to nppenr."
Those wero Mr. Mlchaol's words. Ho with
drew dlscrcotly. The storm hail broken. Mr.
Qrau jammed his boll. Offlco boys, private
secretaries, personal representatives nnd man
agers poured In from the anteroom, whoro they
sit In shoals all day waiting for just suoh
things to happen. It was. Indeed, a critical
moment. The house sold out and nobody for
tho fjmtnltn, ono of Mmo. Eamos's most popu
lar rftlos. . . . . . ,
Out ot the hubbub a ukaso went forth. A
committee was called. It consisted of Maurlco
Qrau. Blgnor Manclnclll nnd M. Bembrlch. It
went Into oxecutivo session and tried to think
of somebody toslnictha Countess. Mme. rior
dien. versatile artist, was thought of first.
Cabs wore called mid mib-cominltteos started
in various direction, One messongor went to
Mme. Nordlca nt tho Waldorf. Sho would havo
bocn delighted toslng If sho had hut known a
few hours before. But she had not sung the
Cotmffss for some time. Without n rehearsal
It was Impossible. Bho regretted It dreudfully,
but it was quite impossible.
In the moantjmo thqro camo n messonger
from the Hotel Savoy. Mmo. Bcmbrlch's maid
had just lnid out lior coitumcs for 6'wnnnna
When the news of the change arrived. Would
Mieslug iucia? Vos, was tho answer. If Jf.
HahSza could sing Edqarda. That meant an
other messenger for M. Balora Tho moment
was critical. Promptness was necessary, so
Mr. Qrau went over to tho Normandlo Hotel
himself. M. Boleza was as disappointed as
Mmo. Noidico. But he had n bad foot and
oould not appear. Ho regretted as deeply as
Mmo. Nordlca had.
Tho committee went Into executive session
onco more. It was decided to git e II Bnrbiero
dlSovlglla" If Mmo. Bembrieh was willing to
Ring the opera again. Her husband stroked
his bcaid nnd said slowly that ho thought sho
would. Ho the opera was sung ngaln last night
Tlieaudlenco had tho pru liege of clmngingtho
seats bought or getting the money back. But
nobody did either, and the houso was crowded
to hear Mme. Bembrieh onco more as Jtotina.
Mme. Lames was taken ill on Monday night
with a cold which she thinks sho caught at tho
rehearsal on Sunday. Bho remained in bed all
Tuesday to recover, but yesterday nt noon It
was found Impossible for her to sing. Her doc
tor thinks that shu mny have a slight touoh of
Influenza. It was before tlm contemplated
performance of "Lo Nozzo di Figaro two
years ago that Mmo. Lnnios was tuken sorl--ousiyill.
The " Bnrber of Bevllle" Repeated to n
Posters In tho lobbies ot tho Metropolitan an
nounced last evening to the incoming audience
that on account of Mme. Eames's sudden in
disposition the eagerly expected "Nozzo
dl Figaro" of Mo7art would bo replaced
by Ilosslnl's "Barber of Bovlllo." Those
who had witnessed tho oxcellent perform
ance of this latter opera during tho first week
of the season probably welcomed a repetition
of It no matter how eagerly they may havo
been anticipating a novel representation, and
thoso who had alreidy been amused by Its farci
cal humor wero coruinly content to enjoy It onco
more. Tho "Barber" was In the same compe
tent hands as at the first rendering, so perfectly
studied, so Industriously rehearsed, that the
action passed with charming vivacity, tho
artists themselves seeming to enjoy tlio
frolio as much as their llstcnors did.
Between tho four princlpnl men who
took part Signore de lteszko, Carbone.
Campanartand Balignac. there was but llttln
to choose In either quantity or quality of
humor. All were oqunlly adapted to their
roles, and each one assisted tho othor most
clevorly and generously to further tho
fun ot tho play. Ldouard de Itoszke was
Immenselylmpresslve In his solemn absurdity.
Carbone's by-play was redundant and unceas
ing. The llarber of Campanart Is a most vivid
and picturesque Dsure. and fenlignao makes n
loersufllclentlyagreoable and reailstlo to give
a sembUnee of interesting sincerity to tho
Mmo. Bembrieh received, after her brilliant,
singing In tho lesson scene, a similar ovation
to that which sho won at the initial presenta
tion of The Harbor." Bhe sang exactly tho
sainosonps "Prlmavpra." by Btrauss: Chopin's
composition. " Wero I a Blrdling," nnd "Ah non
Glunge." from "Sonnombulo."
A very large and exceptionally brilliant audi
ence was prusout.
CLAI3I JA31ES MOFFAT'S ESTATE.
SUters of the Dent! Man nnd Ills Allreed
, Son Dliputu the Ownership of 8300,000.
Tho United States Trust Company, as trustee
of tho estate of James G. Moffat, who died in
1887. leaving about $1,000,000, has an action
on trial before Justlco Btovor of the Supreme
Court to determine to whom a third of the re
siduary estate, valued at $300,000. should go.
The will of Moffat who was a mill owner and
manufacturer of Platnflold. N. J., gave his
daughter. Mary A. Maxwoll. $30,000 and tho
houso at 301 West Forty-fourth streot; his
daughter. Harriet It. Morris. $30,000 and a cot
tage at Montcbir, and his son Jamos. $15,000
and his house and manufactory at Plainfleld.
The residue was to be held In trust so that
cneh child should reeoivo tho Inoomo of a third
with remainder over to tho Issuo of each, and
falling issue, to tho other residuary legatees.
James Moffat died in 1M)7. Tho two sisters
claim tlio third of the residue on tho ground
that their brother loft no issuo.
This third is claimed by another James Mof
fat, 'M years old, w ho sets up that he Is a son of
tho residuary legatee, James Moffat. It is al
legod that his father had a common law mar
riage In 1873 with Ellon A. Arbuthnot. and that
lm was born In wedlock nt ItutherforJ, N. J., In
1874. He asserts that tho common law mar
ringo was followed by a ceremonial marrlago
In Brooklyn in 1B85.
Tho mother of the claimant Mrs. Ellen A.
Moffat, tostiiled that sho met Jnmes Moffat on
tho streot in Newark, N. J.. In 1870. whllo she
was walking with her sister, who Introduced
her to htm. Tlio acquntntancn was kept np.
Bho said sho lived at 67 West Twenty-eighth
street and at the West Bide Hotel, formerly at
Flftoonth street and Blxth avenue. Bhe denied
that these places wore of bad character or had
been raided by the police when Bhe resided In
them. Bhe said her husband left hor a month
after their marrlago. but contributed regularly
to tho support ot herself and child.
Involuntary l'etltton lu Bankruptcy.
An Involuntary petition In bankiuptey was
filed yesterday against Oscar Tamagno. dealer
In oils at tfJ Broad street by three creditors,
tho Manhattan Oil Company, Leber k Mayer
and James M. Adams, whose olalms aggregate
$1,313. It was alleged that during the month
ot October, while Insolvent Mr. Tamagno
transferred real estate In Ulster and Greene
counties to his wife and also transferred his
outstanding accounts, stock and fixtures to
oertaln creditors to give them a preference.
First Wednesday Cotillion at Sherry's.
The first Wednesday cotillon was given last
ovenlng at Bhorry's. The patronesses. Mrs.
Algernon Sydney Bulllvan, Mrs. William L.
Tronholm. Mrs. William Barbour, Mra.tSamneI
Bponoer, Mrs. Itobert .Nioot Mra. Ueorgf L.
Nlohols. Mrs. Oliver Livingston Jones and Mrs.
John Burling Lawrence, received the guests.
Mr.lrthurB.Wllypt Virginia, led Uie cotillon
and danoea with Miss Marvin.
New York Avenue M, E. Chnroh Calls the
Iter. A. B. Kavonagb.
The committee of tho New York Avenue M,
E. Church in Brooklyn, which was appointed to
select a successor to the ltev, John T, MoFar
lund.n her recently gave notdlcatlon that ho
1 would retire from the pastorate In the spring,
has unanimously decided tooxtenda call to the
liev. A, y. KavaaagJ) of boutlt Ncisrolk. Qonjj.
ELEVATOR OUT OF ORDER.
nuiKDiya ursmciona xkevt xt bb-
FOTIE THE ACCITHHST.
Automatic Wop Defective, bnt They Alio
Bay the Cnr Vol Toorly Mnnngcd-8y
They Notified the Jnnitor-Otls Compa
ny's Ueports Mr. Cauldwell's Condition.
The accident to the elevator in tho Manlco
building; on Tuesday, whioh resulted In the
death of Walter JL Oriffen, Secretary of tho
United States Flro Insuraneo Company, and
sorlous injury to Thomas Y. Oauldwell. o,
director, was carefully Investigated yesterday
by both tha Otis Elovator Company, which put
In the elontor. nnd tho Building Dopartment
The Inspectors of tho Otla Company, according
to tho atatement of ono ot Its officials. were
unable to dotermlno tho causo of tho acoldent,
but tho Inspectors of tho Building Department
wero more successful. Thoy reported to Presi
dent T. J. Brady of tho Board of Buildings that
tho ncoldont resulted from n defectln the auto
matic stop on tho motor combined with the
operator's failure to properly stop tha cnr at
tho bottom ot the shaft
Inspectors Frankonbcrc nnd Foley wero tho
men whe made tho report. By a strango
coincidence thoy went to tho Maurlco building
at 10 o'clock on Tuesday with the purpose of
Inspecting tho elovator as a part of their cus
tomary round. Thoy found, according to tho
language of tholr official report that It "was
one of the best running olovators In tho city,"
excopt that the automatic stopon tho motor was
not properly set for tho bottom stop of tho car.
In tholroplnlon, howover, this was not a vital
dofect Thoy Informod tho janitor that it
would bo necessary to havo it flxod, thoy shy.
but they did not think that it was nocossary to
discontinue running tlio cnr. Thoy hod In
tended to mako a formal report to tholr chlof
at 8 o'clock yesterday morning, as Is thocuB
tom In this dopnrtmont and then, if tho defect
wero not romedlod Immediately. ordor tho car
But In tha menntlmo tho accldont camo.
Frankonberg and 1'oloy wore therefore sent
again to detormlno t ho causo. They embodlod
tho result of both tholr Investigations In tho
report which they submitted yesterday. After
n technical description of the elovator the re
port oxprosBcs this opinion :
"Tho causo of tho accident was that whllo
the car was on tho down trip, tlio operator
failed to judgo the ground floor properly. Tito
car struck tho bumpers at tho bottom of tho
shaft, causing tho back drum weights to
rulse tho cur woights, thus tipping tho car
eights into tho shaft. Hud tho automatic stop
on the motor car been set properly for tho
do n stop, and the cnr properly stopped ut tho
ground floor, the accident would not havo hap
pened." Assistant Treasurer Lynde Bolknan ot the
Otis Company said thut no such accident had
ever before happened to any of their elevators.
"That elovator," he wont on, "wna Inspected
bv us on Nov. lu and it was then in good con
dition. It has boon stated that something
was wrong with It for somo llttlo t'mo. I do
not believe it, for the owner of the building
bns been very .prompt to mako complaint
whenever ho wanted us to fix anything. Ho
has been unusually careful in this respect
Neither do 1 believe that tho elevator droppod
at all. desDlte what has boen said. Wo hnvo
had our inspectors down thore, and while they
havo learned just what did happen they can
not tell why It huppened. The carriage con
taining the weights whluh are used as a coun
terbalance for tha elevator is attached by a
cable to tho car. When tho car Is at tho top
tho weights re at tho bottom, and vice versa.
At tho top of the elovator shaft there is an iron
grating. Ordiuarily tho carriaco containing
the weights does not reach this ttrattng. oea
when the elovator car rests on tho floor. It
must havo done so at the time ot the acoldent.
"One sidoof thecarriage must hai op truck the
grating and tho pulling, still continuing tor an
unknown reason, must havo tilted the carriage
so that ;ho bars on oue sldo of the frame which
hold the movable uoizhts lfi place were bent
out ot shape, ullowing tho weights to fall. I
base this statement upon data furnished by
the inspectors wo havo sent to Invebtlirate.
They have not vot finished their work, nnd it
is Possible that more will bo developed later.
"Why the. weights should have gone high
enough to havo touched tho grating I cannot
say. It Is possible that the cables around tho
drum, to which are attached another counter
balance weight which runs up tho same grove
and helps control the elevator, were moved
after the car was at the bottom, thus forcing
the weights abovo further uu."
"Was there anything to hold the weights in
"Thoy were heavy enough to stay In place
so long as the carriage keutlts position. They
weighed at least 100 pounds."
"Had there been a bar running through their
centre would they not lure remained in claco,
even though tho enrriugo tilted"
"Certainly. But our experience had never
shown the necofslty for any such bar. No
other accident of this kind is on record. Wo
will take advantage of what wo have learned
In this case and adopt some measures to suard
against a recurrence of such an acoldent."
Mr. Belknap also said that Dennis Bulllvan,
the elovator boyovas not recommended by tho
Otis Company. His name was merely on a list
which they keep at their offices for the benefit
cf those desirous of employing men to run ele
vators, His recommendations were good.
The company never makes any guarantee as to
I Tho building was closed yotorday to all savo
tenants. Superintendent L. M. Kellogg stood
at tlio William street door nil day. He refused
to allow any ono except the building Inspectors
nnd Coroner Hart, who has clmrgo of tho case,
to inspect the elovator. anddecllned totalk con
cerning what had happened. Cordfier Hart's
Investigation did not do him much good. Ha
said last night that he had learned nothing
which shed any light on thu cause of tho
The condition of Mr. Cauldwoll. who is at tho
Hudson Street Hospital, is serious. He is
suffering from a depressed fracture of the bass
of the skull and a fracture of the shoulder
blado and collar bone. Ho has only brief
periods ot consciousness. In addition to the
regular hospital btatT he Is being attended by
his brother. Dr. Charles M. Cauldwoll of lu
.West Fifty-fourth street. Mr. Cauldwoll was
a talesman before Judge Newburger in the
Court of General Sessions on Monday. Ha
got exouied to uttend the mooting of the In
surance company's directors, which resulted
In his being Injured,
CREMATED A. H.YE CAT.
Sirs, busier Says Sho Did It to Put the Poor
Thing Out of Mlaery.
Because of her mistaken notion as to tho
best and most humanoway of disposing ot a
oloL!nud motherless kttton.Mrs. Elizabeth Fus
ser of 137 West Thirty-third street was ar
raigned In tha West Fifty-fourth Street Po
llco Court yesterday upon tho charge of cruelty
to animals. Special Policeman Evans of the
Society for, the Prevention of Cruolty to Ani
mals was the complainant. He said that tho
woman bad thrust a live kitten into aied-hot
Mrs. Fusser admitted her guilt, but de
clared thac she had had no Intention of bolng
"Tho poor llttlo thing was without a mother
and was only a west old." Bho sold. "I tried
ray bust to rear It by feodlng It from a spoon,
but it didn't thrive, and 1 thought that tho
bett way to end Its Buffering was to bum it
up. I mado tho Are as hot as I could to lessen
the agour, I couldn't bear to drown the poor
Magistrate Mott dismissed the complaint and
Mrs, Fusser wont homo accompanied by a
delegation of twenty sympathetic neighbors.
Untiler Arraigned Ills Victim Still Alive.
Louis Hutzler, a baker, ot 43 Bartlett street
'Williamsburg, who slashed the t hi oat and neck
of Mrs. Bertha Dietrich, his boarding mistress,
with b. razor last Sunday because, sho refused
to marry him, and who then attempted to com
mit suluido by cutting his own throat, was sent
yesterday from Bt. John's Hospital to the Loo
Avenue Police Court and arraigned boforo
Magistrate Tenlo on charges of felonious as
sault and attempted suicide. He admitted tho
truth of each oharge, but said he was drunk
When he attacked tle woman. The Magistrate
committed him to jail without bail for a hear
ing on Monday, Mrs. Dietrich Is still alive, but
In a precarious condition.
John D. Welch Taralyzed Wlillo Swearing
to a Complaint in Court.
John D. Welch, 73 yours old, who has been la
the express business In Brooklyn for ovor forty
years, went to tlio Adams Btreet Court yester
day morning to enter a complaint against two
men, who had been arrestod for stealing some
property from his stable In Smith street. Just
after he nod signed the paper, but before being
sworn, he was stricken with patalysls and
sank back speechless In a chair. He did not
lose consciousness, and nodded to Magistrate
Nastrand in acknowledgment of his signature.
U'JW removed In a carriago to bis home at
1187 Bedford avenue.
Thu Cutctco. Union ' Juc unci Korthweitern Lin
ti tlio direct uJ iidjju1.it route. Two ft.t traun
leavo Clnou) every day in the i ear.
Double drawing-room kleeulni: care, buffet, amok,
ing and library care, fee, Iilnlug tare eervluv all
tutiiiu en rutito. BlccuUig car raaerratloue. l'artlru.
lara addreaa KcrUivtvsttru Uut ofllct, UI Urvad
War. 41, ,
TlOtlE KITE SVIKVVfa JtBOTEXED.
A Temporary Hoot for the JElghlh, JFloor
While Xlepalrs Go On Abovre.
Business was rosumed yesterday by the
Homo Life Insurance Company In tha oillces
occupied by It previous to tht Are. the tem
porary quarters In tho rostal Telegraph build
ing bolng closod. President Ide and Napoleon
Lollrun, architect of tlio building, held a con
ference In the afternoon rolatlvo to tho work
which must bo dono to restore the structure to
Its original condition. It U probablo that t
temporary roof will bo built nt tho top of tho
eighth story so that business may go on be
neath this point as'usual. Tho building will
thon be practically only eight stories high.
President Ide said that it could bo heated and
lighted to that point while the repairs abovo
could bo completed. . ....
Architect Le Brun said yesterday that ho was
sntlsilod that overy girder In tho building, with
ono excoptlon, was all right. A now marble
front, now partitions and now. floors, wll be
put in. Homo of tho brickwork In tho shaft
hack of tho ltogers-Peot building will hnvp tg
bo taken down and renlacod, as thore Is abad
crack running through sevornl stories. TliH
can bo done, nowover, without destroying tho
wholo wall, as tho stool structure of eaoh story
supports its own brickwork. For lnstenco,
that of tho tenth story can be removod without
alTcctlng that ot tho oloventh. , . .
Tho mnnner of tho reconstruction has not
vot boon determined upon. President Ide said
Hint thoy would not be allowed to tako down
tho, material on tho Brondway sldo of the
building. Unless pormlsslon can bo RocUred
from tno Hoffman estate, which owns tlio
Bogors-Poot building, to work, on that Bide,
everything will have to be carried up through
tho interior on ono of tho passenger elevators.
Mr. Ide had honrd that tho Hoffman estate in
tended to rebuild Immediately, erecting a. ton
story building, but W. M. Y. Hoffman said last
night that no plans concerning tho property
had yet boon mnde.
Pcdostrians wore allowed yesterday to pasa
along tho east sldo of Broadway, but they woro
still kept from the other sldo. As soon as tho
shod ovor tho street Is constructed this restric
tion will bo removod.
The Philadelphia exports who came pvorto
New York on Tuesday to lnvostignto tlio flro
havo mado their report. Chief Haddock ottho
.Bureau of Building Inspection, sponking for
the committee, says that tho supporting stool
structure was but llttlo Injured, and ho thinks
tho Ilrenrooilng mnterlni used in tlio construc
tion of floors nnd partitions showed to great
advantage Still he recommends that a law bo
passed regulating tho height of buildings.
MAT ILA1HE 3I.IIHXE BATES.
Insurance Underwriters Hold a Meeting,
but Action Is Deferred,
The question of advancing the rates for un
derwriting marine risks was talkod over a a
special meeting ot the Institute of American
Marino Underwriters at 40 Wall street yester
day. Twonty-four underwriters, representing
tho chief commereial cities, attended the moet
ing. whioh was called as a result of tho heavy
losses sustained on both the Atlantlo coast and
the great lakes as a result of the storm ot Nov.
20-27. These louses exceoded $1,000,000 and
wero tho most severe to tho underwriter lu
nny storm for ten years. It was stated at tho
meoting that it was tho concensus ot opinion
that the prevailing rates aro Inadequate to
meet tho losses. They have boon kept low bo
cause of competition. As thoso at the meet
ing, who represented companies having head
quarters In many parts of tho world, woro not
in a position to bind their companies, tho mat
ter of adranolng rntea was referred baok to tho
vnrloun companies themselves to take such
Individual action as thoy deem best
It was tho opinion that higher rates would
result from the meeting.
Miss Mabel E. Hayden and Mr. Calvin Burr
were murrlod yostorday afternoon ut the home
of the brldo's parents. Mr. and Mrs. WBiam B.
Hayden. 150 West Fifty-ninth street Tlio
rooms were trimmed throughout with holly,
fir and mistletoe and at one ond ot tho drawing
room a chancel was arranged. The Bev. Dr.
S. Delnncey Townsend. rector of All AngoW
Church, performed the ceremony. Tlio brido
was givon away by hor fathor. Mrs. Raymond
T. French, tho brido's sister, attended her ns
maid of honor. Miss Emma Wilder ot Roches
ter. Miss Elizabeth Burr of Auburn, N. Y sis
ter of tho bridegroom ; Miss Eatherine Do Ford
Thurman arid Miss E. E. Holdemon ot Harris
burg. Pa., were the bridesmaids, Nelson
Bcardsloy Burr attended his brother as best
man. and Mr. John Harold Hayden and Mr.
Cotton Ulan Hoyden, brothers of tho brldo:
Mr. Charles Itufun Knapp of Auburn. Mr.
Frank Lyon Polk. Mr. Freaorlo Curtis Porkins
and Mr. Philip Hamilton MoMillan wero tho
An elaborate musical programme wns ren
dered before and during the ceremony. Tho
surpllcod choir of All Angola' Church and .Mr.
Bmock. the tenor, sang selections from tho
oratorio of "Ruth and Naomi," and the Instru
mental part of the service was rendered by
part of the DamroBCh orchestra. There was a
large reception after the ceremony. Mr. Burr,
the bridegroom, is a son of Charles P. Burr
ot Auburn, N. Y and a lawyer.
Miss A. Virginia Batjer and Mr. Luther
Connnh Brown of Passaio. N. J., woro married
nt 8 o'clock last night In St. James's Protestant
Episcopal Church. Madison nvenuo nnd Sovon-ty-Urst
street. ThoRov.Dr. E. Walpolo Warron.
rector of the church, performed the ceremony
and was assisted by tho Kev. Dr. Cornelius B.
Smith, the rector emeritus. The bride was
given away by her father. Hon it Batjer. Sho
was attended by her sister. Miss Butjor, as
maid of honor. Miss Lilllo Batjer, n cousin ;
Miss Bmythe, Miss Allison and Miss Flqrenco
Crulkshank were tho bridesmaids. Mr. Irving
Swan Biowu was best man, and Mr. William
II. Bhelp. Mr. A. B. Morrell. Mr. Edward W.
Barry. Mr. 0. H. Blekell and Mr. Howard B.
Angell wero the ushers. Aftor the ceremony
there was a reception at the home of tho bride's
parents. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Batjer. 11 East
New Haveh, Conn., Doc 7. Miss Florence
Adele Farrell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
lin Farrell of Ansonla, and Mr. Georco Clark
Bryant, Yale 1800. wore married In Christ
Church. Ansonla, at 0 o'clock this evening.
The Rev. Charles E. Woodcock. paBtor of the
church, performed tho ceremony. Miss Elsie
Murlon Inrrell, tho bride's sistor. was muld of
honor, and tha bridesmaids wore Miss Lillian
Clnrko Furroll of Ansonin, tho brido s cousin,
and seven ot her classmates. Miss I'risellla
Taylor ot Erie. pa. : Miss Floionce Conant, Miss
Alice Eaton and Miss Florence. Eaton of Bos
ton ; Miss Emily Barney, Miss Laura Btirnoy
and Miss Virginia Shoemaker of Ogontz.ru.
Mr. Francis Downing w as host man.
Miss Jossie Dixon, daughter of Supremo
Court Justice Jonathan Dixon, was married
yesterday evening to Mr. Fiauols McCoy of this
city. The ceremony w as performed at the resi
dence of the bride's parents, 470 Jersey ave
nue. Jersey City, the Rev, Dr, Charles Herr,
pastor ot tho First Ficsbytorlan Church, olllci
ating. The parlors were deoorated with
chrysanthemums. Miss Elsie Dixon, a sister of
the bride, was maid of honor, and her four
other sisters. Bertha, Elizabeth, Laura, and
Helen, were bridesmaids. Dr. Cecil McCoy, a
brother ot the bridegroom, was best man, and
two other brothers, Malcolm and Guy, were
Piiiuldklpuia. Deo. 7. Miss Mary Lippincott
Richards, daughter of Mrs. Augustus H. Rich
ards, was married to-day to Dr. J. Gurney Tay
lor ut Bt Mary'fl Protestant Episcopal Church,
tha Rev, Dr. Gornant ot Ovorbrook officiating.
Miss Suo V. Crosson was maid of honor. The
bridesmaids were Miss Kaighn. Miss Ellxa
both Canhyof Wilmington, Dei.: Miss Ethol
Maulo. Mlsa Ann Morris, MUs Louisa Bpeur
nnd Miss Mary Morris. W. Charles -Taylor
was best man. Tho ushers were Alfred M.
North, Dr. Joseph Bc&ttergood, Dr. William It.
Nloholson, Dr. Brinton It. Chaso. Dr. Robert N.
Wilson nnd Dr. Carl L. Feet The bride Is a
niece of J. Dundas Lippincott.
Miss Winifred Wilson and Mr. Tilly Reld Fell
woro murrled at 8 o'clock last evening at the
homo ot the brldo's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Bramble Wilson. 37 West Eighty-sixth
street. .The Rev. Dr. Anthony II. Evans, pastor
of tho West Presbyterian Church, performed
tho ceremony, Tho bride's only attendants
wore her Uters. Miss Annie I. Wilson and
Mis Ella Willard Wilson. Mr. Herbert N.FyU
was best man, and Mr. Henry Allen and Mr.
James Pomeroy were the ushers. There was a
large receptlou after tlio oarumony.
Hey. Edward J. Hopkins Ift Only 1,000.
Tho will of tho Rev. Edward J. Hopkins was
filed in Brooklyn yesterday. It Is written on a
leaf torn trout a notebook, Tho estate, which
is valued at only S1.000. Is left to tlio testator's
lather, Thomas Hopkins ot Long Island City,
rather Hopkins was an assistant of the Rev.
JVathorSylvesterMalono lu the Church of SU.
Peter and Paul In Wllllowburc.
RECEPTION FOR SLEUTIIS.
ciTArMAK atrES A ziEoir-orrr to ma
They Warn Ryenlng Clothes nnd theCnptnln
JIlow Them to Choenlnto Drops Plans
for Abollililns Vice l)lcnied-IIIgh low
Iwoy and Long llench Helicon There.
Polloo Captain Chapman garo o roooptlon In
his private ofllco on Monday In honor ot the
now detectives who hod been transferred at
hta requost from uptown precincts to the El
drldgo streot station. Ills new aides who wars
thus honored are Burtloo E. S. Thompson,
Stanlelgh Upward. Watson Schermorhorn. and
OrvIIlo Augustus Hatflold.
Tho guests arrlvod eirly at tho atitlon nnd
their dross-Bult cases and other luggage were
carried upstairs to the chambers which hod
been assigned for their use. A committee
ot bluecoatn off duty, consisting of Pollcomen
Dooloy, Kennor, Fitzgerald and O'Brien, aoted
as porters and ushors when tho tmosU arrived.
Capt Chapman and his principal wardman, E.
Wesloy Hall, stood at tho head of tho table
and received the guests. As tlio function was
entirely Informal the only refreshments served
were the chocolate drops which Capt Chapman
won from E. Wesley UaU at tholr reoont mnrks
mnnshlp contest in a Bowery shooting gallery.
After an interchange of introductions there
was a contoronco regarding the best means to
extend tho reform vvavo through tho east side
and eradicate all forms ot vioe. Capt Chap
man and the guosts woro pink roses In the la
pels ot tholr dress ooats. There were several
outsiders present at tho roooptlon, Including
"Long Reach" Roagati. Reagan, it is said,
was present as an object lesson of what gonu
lno reform oan accomplish.
It was authorttatlvoly annoanood that al
though the now aides to Capt Chaoman would
be obliged to spnd muoh tlmoon the east
Bide, they would still retain tholr residences
In their town houses in the silk stocking dis
tricts. It was the unanimous opinion of all
presont that mora) suasion should be used to
head off tho drift toward moral degradation In
tho precinct Capt Chapman referred In
glowing languago to the action of the Martin
Engel Association In doing away with liquor
and cards at their clubroom. and in voting to
Induce thn young members to koep away
from tha saloons. Watson Sohormerhorn
suggosted that even In tho matter of olothes
there might be a reform In the district When
one was well diessed. ho argued, ono had llttlo
deslro to associate with tho aoum ot the com
munity. He also suggested that tne Captain
offer merit cards to the men of his command
who drossod neatly and appropriately ovon
wiien not on duty.
While the dlsousslon was in progress High
Low Lewey wns ushered Into the room. Ha
was Introduced to all hands.
"Captain, and gentlemen," ho said, "please
excuse this intrusion, but I came hero on a
llttlo mission. After consulting with my
friend. Silver Dollar Bralth, wo thought that ft
would bo appropriate to have you visit our
clubroom nnd inspect our library. Wo pro
pose on Saturday afternoon to give a pink tea
at tho rooms of the Martin Engel Association,
nnd we would like to have you present, as It is
Droposed to give It in your honor."
"Delighted at the compliment oODveyod by
tho Invitation." answered the Captain, "wo will
let you know whether or not wo will accept by
The reception at this point appeared to be
too much for HlKh Low Lewey and Long
Roach Reagan. Thoy left the room, and Lewey
rushed around the oorner to Phil WIssIb'b
saloon, where he dropped in a chair, gasping
"l'hill Phil I" ho shouted to Wlssbr. "What
devil's work has come over this district since
that hoodoo Engel ohowder?"
"Don't ask me I'm dead and burled." an
Beforo the reception was over In the station
a letter was nanded to Cant. Chapman. It was
from Fhrebus, Va. The Captain read It aloud.
It was as follows:
"Dkae Bin: Excuse this liberty, although I
am not living In New York. I left it six
months ago. I am glad to read In the New
York papers that there Is ono man who sees
the wrong that Parkhurst has done to New
York. He is. the cause of .those women open
ing tho so-called cafes. I lived in East Fourth
street, and I havo a daughter to raise, and 1
know what mothers have to endure living in
tenement houses where the housekeepers or
landlords did not caro wno thoy took in so
long as their rooms were rented. May God
bless you lu your good work, as the poor Work
ing classes will bonefit by it
I remain your well wisher in your good
work, Mns, A. Bavin,
After tho reading of the letter the party
went on a slumming trip along the Bowery.
Shortly alter 'J o'clock yesterday morning
"Long Roach" Roagnn rushed Into the station
hoiiFO nnd Informed Cai-t. Chapman that the
Rtluos law was bolng violated In the rooms of
tho Tobias Kohn Political Organization at 17
Rtvlneton street. Tho Caotaln summoned
from thelrohombers Detectives Hnueh. Stan
lelgh Upward and Watson Bchermerhorn.
' Oontlemen." he said. "I labored under the
Impression thut all political clubs In this dis
trict followed the noble example of the Mar
tin Kneel Association in abolishing liquors
from tholr rooms. Find out about this."
The ollloers visited tho plaoo designated by
Reacnn. Isaao Kleselstrin was in oharge.
"Chi.cobl Cliacobl" ha yelled to a white
aproned waiter, "vnit on deo ohentlemon.
It vas a svcll tenter hardy. I dinks, from Fifth
"bton, sir," shouted Detective TTaugh. "We
are ollleor" of the law. Come with -us."
Kleselstein was locked up, and in the Essex
Jlarket Police Court yesterday was held for examination.
DETROIT BAIKTtOAD SCIIE3IE.
An Klevntetl Itond with n Sort of Charing
Croat JJotel Terminal.
Detroit, Mich.. Dec. 7. For several weeks
tho Merchants and Manufacturers' Exchango
of this city has been working to secure a
f rancliiBO for an elovated railroad along the river
front. To-day It developed thut tho road was a
schomo to glvo tho Pennsylvania Railway
system an cntranco to Detroit and that Sena
tor McMillan was back of it. It Is proposed to
build a great hotel and station on Jefferson
avenue after the stylo of the Charing Cross
station in London, Five million dollars will be
expended if tho franchlso is granted, of which
amount Senator McMillan and his friends will
subscribe two millions, Senator McMillan will
retire from polltlcalllfontthoendot his present
Senatorial term, and become actively encaged
In business ngaln.
Priority of Queen nnd Crescent Claims.
Cincinnati, O., Deo. 7, Judgo Tnftin tho
United States Ciroult Court ot Appeals to-day
rendered a decision as to the priority oftho judg
ment cluims agaliut tho Cincinnati Southern
Railroad (Queon and Crescent) ns against local,
labor nnd other claims, no doolded that tho
Kentucky claims amounting to $11,181 and
Tennessee claims amounting to $K3,400 had
priority ovor all others, Tho total indebted
ness of tho road is 5400,857. There will ben
fun-plus on hand hy the llrstof January, the
Judgo said, of $200,000, and out of this tho
Kentucky and Tennessee claims would be paid
Seaboard Air Lino Investigation.
Bai.timoee, Md Doo. 7. Preparations for
Investigation ot tho charges against the man
agement ot the Sonboard Air Lino, prepared by
Thomas F. Ryan of Now York, have boon com
pleted. The committee having charge ot the
matter has decided to employ John A, Thomp
kins ot this oity and Hamilton 8. Corwln of
NW York to audit the books and make an ex
haustive report Tho committee has decided
that the investigation shall bo thorough.
Fighting to oto Murderer Clifford.
Tbknton, N, J, Deo, 7. Argument In the
habeascorpus and certiorari proceedings In tho
case of Edward Clifford, tho condemned mur
derer In Hudson County, began to-day In tha
Supreme Court. Ex-Attorney General John P,
Stookton, wbonppeared for Clifford, and Attor
ney General Grey, who represents the State,
were unable to agree on tho mode of procedure,
and tho court did not decide the difference, but
fixed Deo. 10 as tho date for arguing both
A date for taking testimony will be fixed on
Saturday at Newark by Justlco Denuo. Tho
hitch botweoii counsel to-duv occurred by rea
son of thu failure of Prosecute, Erviu of Hud
son County to afllx to his re- n tho habeas
corpus caso the deatli warrant .gried by Acting-Governor
WatWIns. It Is ujun the legality
of this warrant that Clifford's fight will bo
Big llftt roctory In Daubury Burned,
Dindubt, Conn.. Deo. 7r-The hat factory of
John W. Green & Co., one ot the largest In the
United States, was burned to tho ground to
night Tho fire was discovered by the watch
man at B o'cloek. It started In a generating
muctilne which supplied tho factory with gas,
Theniuln factory, a three-story building .100
feet long, thoflrm's box factory and a cluster
ot smaller buildings belonging to the concern
wero all desttoyeit The tlrru had been voir
Tu7i0iS$L;ow)?ipl,'ea nt'"17 W
Only IS mdro business days botoro Xnins. ff
1 1 1 j . Specimens
Pearls, Rubies, Emeralds, Diamonds, -and
inspection SOWaid & CO
Invited 264Tifth Avenue
David W. Manwarlng dlod yesterday nt his
homo? 58 West Fifty-third streot Ho had been
In good hoalth until last Monday altornoon,
whon ha had a stroke ot apoplexy, from which
ho did not rally. Mr. Manwarlng was born in
Essox. Conn,, In 1821, but after his fathor's
death ho was obliged to come to Now York In
support of hismothor and throe sisters. For
six years he was on errand boy in Loggett's
wholesale Brocory store. Whon ho was 10
years old ho started buslnoss for htmsolf at
250 Front streot whoro for fifty-seven
years ho had dealt In imported bur
laps and bagging goods. Mr. Manwarlng
was married four times. His third wife boro
him a daughter. Notwithstanding that slio
was his only ohlld he granted tho roauosts ot
his elster. a Mrs. Mandorbllt, who wished to
adopt tho little girl, and ho never saw the girl
from tho tlmo she was 3 months old until sho
was 22. For twenty-soven years Mr. Manwar
lng was a trustee of Calvary Baptist Church.
He also served In thosams capacity in tho Fifth
Avenue Baptist Church for twenty-one years.
Mr. Manwarlng leavos a widow and his only
child, Phoebo Manwarlng.
Benson Forrls. Presldont of tho Westchester
County Havings Bank, was found dend in bed
at his homo In Tnrrytown yesterday morn
ing. He was 74 years ot ago He was born
In the, Sunnyeldo soction of Tarrytown, and
his father sold to Washington Irving tho
ground upon whioh tho Irving' homo was
built. In 1655 ho was ono of sixteen citi
zens who organized the Republican party in
Westchester county. Ho was President of the
Tarrytown and Irvlngton Union Ons Light
Company, and was a member of the Westches
ter Historical Boclety. Ho was a close friend of
ex-Judgo William II. Robertson, who dlod at
his homo In Katonah on Monday night
Thomas W. Waterman. 77 years of age, died
at his homo In Blnghomton, N. Y., yesterday.
He graduated from Yalo whon lOjrenrs old.
In 1810. and In 1R48 oponed a law office in New
York. Afterward he went to Blnghaintoii and
devoted his tlmo to writing aud odlting law
books. His last and best work was two vol
umes on corporation law. Hols survived by
two daughters, Mrs. Oeorgo J. Murdock of
Nowark, N. J., and Miss Elizabeth Wuterman
William Woodvllle.nn export accountant who
has beon employed by tho Government In
many important Investigations, dlod ,at his
home In Washington on Tuesday. He was a
nativo ot Baltimore, but had resided In Wash
ington for twenty years. During the civil war
he served as Captain of volunteers.
Mrs. Louisa Brugmann, 40 years old. wife of
John Brugmann. a Gorman actor, died on Tues
day at her home. "Obunnysldo avenue, ee
hawken Heights. Several years ago sho saug
In oratorio under Damrosch.,
FBOFESSIOXAK COLLEGE THIEF.
Frank Fherwln Sent to Jnil for Five Tears
for Stealing from Students.
New Haves. Conn.. Doc. 7. Frank Sherwln.
alias Cissy McCarthy, who was sentenced to
State Prison for flvo years by Judgo Elmor, In
MIddletown to-aay. Is behoved to bo a profes
sional college thief, He pleaded guilty to the
robbing of tho Pal Upsllon Houso of Wesleyan
University on Noy. 12, but the New Haven po
lice bolicvo him guilty of other crimes. A valiso
belonging to him was found at Hartford and In
It ware pawn tickets for articles stolen from
students of Yalo Tho pawned articles nro
valued at $400. It is also bellovod that he
stolo at Trinity College. Hartford.
Sherwln did his work skilfully. Numorous
complaints wore received by tho Detectivo Bu
reau hero from time to time, but tho detectives
could obtain no clue to iho Yalo thiof. Tho
complaints camo chiefly from students in Van
dcrbllt and Plerson halls and Welch Dormi
tory. SIneo the opening of tho fall term several
students havo complained to the pollco of the
loss ot diamonds and watches. Sterling V,
Footo, a student, lost a watch which wns found
In a Now York pawnshop. Among Bhorwln'B
effects was a pawn ticket for Footo a watch.
KAJinr BECKER OETTIKO WELL.
Evangelist Varley Writes to Pateraon's
Mayor Agalnat Prizefights.
Patkbson. N. J.. Doc. 7. Lorry Bockor. tho
prlzoflghter who was so misused in his bout
with George McFadden on Monday night that
he was taken to tho General Hospital at tlio
end of tho seventeenth round. Is In a much im
proved condition to-day. Tho physicians at
thu hospital say ho will bo around in n tow days.
Henry Varley. an ovangellst who has been
laboring here for the last two weeks for the re
demption of this wlokml oity, has written a
letter to. tho local newspapers and to Mayor
Hlnchlltle urging that the city authorities take
some notion to bring punishment upon all con
cerned In the Monday night light Mr. Varloy
also wants tho city to put a stop to all boxing
Fears for Two Now Ilnven Schooners.
New Haven. Conn., Deo. 7. Tho owners of
the Now Haven schooner Harry Prescott fenr
sho has been lost. Tho vessel Is thrco masted
and has been engaged In tho coastwise trado
for fifteen years. Bho soiled from Now York on
Nov. 2i forbuvannah with a cargo of phos
phate. Bho should havo reached the Southern
port soveral days ago. Another Now Haven
schooner believed to bo lost is tho Howard H.
J aiif-eom, which eullod from Philadelphia for
Provldonco over a week ago.
Unwilling to Help Hang Andersen.
Nobfolk. Ya.. Doo. 7. United Btatos Marshal
Morgan Treat arrived hero to-day to complete
preparations for tho exocutlon of John Ander
son, sentenced to bo hanged on Friday next for
thp murder of Mate Saunders of tho schooner
OltvoBeokor. MniBhulTroatsuld to-nightthnt
tho gallows which has been erected In Norfolk
Jail yard will bo tested to-morrow, but that lie
had been unable to find nnr men In this city
willing to assist in tho work and hod therefore
telegraphed to Richmond for assistants.
Buried Under a Coal Henp In n Fire.
West Bupebiok, Wis., Doo. 7. Four men
wero burlod under tho coal at the Lehigh Coal
and Coke Company's dock b- a cavo-ln this
afternoon. The men woro lighting a flro on
the dook when the flro burned through tho
floor of tho dock and tho coal pilu w cut into tho
buy, carrying the men with it. fcarly this oven
lug one of tho men. John Mallnowskl. wnb res
cued and taken to the hospital in u precarious
condition. The tlireo ethers are probably dead.
Southern Cotton Hills Strike,
Auousta. Go.. Deo. 7, Notice has beon posted
In all the ootton mills belonging to tho South
ern Manufacturing Association that after the
holidays all the mills now running will bo closed
If beforo that time mills uowidlo do not resume
work. Tho supplies in tho strikers' commis
sary are growing short, and there li beginning
to be suffering umong the strikers and local
aid la about exhausted. It is not believed that
the strikers can hold out much longer.
Shapes: Imperial, Ascot,
Four-in-Hand, Puff and Teck,
value $i.oo & $1.25.
Broadway & 20Ui St.
"Standard of Highest Merit." Q
Wo havo n largo numbor of
NOT QUITE NEW
Fischer Grand nnd Upright Pianos, which havs
been uped but a short tlmo for concert and
Also Grands. Uprights and Squares of other
prominent makers, which havo boen taken in
exchango on purebaso of new Fischer Pianos.
Every ono of theso Pianos has been thor
oughly ovorhaulod at our factories, and will
be sold at very low prices.
.Grands, from. . $250. to $400.
Uprights, . . $.150. to :JOO.
SriuareH, " . . $20. to $100.
NCTV FISCHER Grand nnd Upright Pianos'
In all woods and newest designs.
CASH Oil EASY PAYMENTS.
33 Union Square West,
Between 10th nnd 17th Streots, Now York,,
262 WEST 126th.
Why is it that such organizations as Sou- 1
la's Band, the Band Rossi, The Bos
tonians, the Nielsen Opera Company
have made records for no Talking
Machine except the
Records Flat, Signed, Intutructlble.
j THE IDEAL IRON TONIC. rmf$l''l ,
! r3'T!AB LETS
pLINT'S pINE pURNITURB 1
ANTIQUE OAK CHIFFONIERS, 1
45 West 23d Street. I
B 3 flinging Oinary. tl.r,o. extr, I
1 TfffU 6 warranted, f 2.00, f 3.6o aud
JU.iL &K3 ta.OO; bt. AndreMbarg, I6.OO1
Ctropinliil Canary, SS.oOj i'arroti, Carnlnuls, Mock
ing Iilrdi, all klniln birds and cagea. Ifolden'a nw
lkok on l)lrd; all about food, cara, aong, by moll
for 35 eta. atampa,
Q. W, HOl.DEK. 340 fltll av near 1MU at., N. Y.
CASHIER STEELE'S TRIAL.
Cnse Called In Philadelphia and Put Oft
One Day tu Oblige Counael.
PniLiDrj.rim.Deo. 7. William Steele, eash
ler ot tho defunct Chestnut Btreot Katlonal
Bank, of which tho lute William 11. Blngeily
was President, wns called up for trial to-day
in the United States District Court on tho
charges of falsifying his reports to tho Comp
tiollerof the Currency. The churges are sup
ported by tlioaflliliiitof National Hunk Eium
Iner William M. llardt. riteelo pleaded "not .
guilty." The prosecution was ready to proceed r
with the trial, when it was announced that A.
B. L. Hhlol.tH. the lawyer for Htoelo. who lb also
tlio attorney lor Heiiator Quay, was unablolo
be present to-duy, Tho cuo was llxed for trial
llrnkemnn Killed by Tramps.
Evaksvillb, Ind., Deo. 7. William T. Carr. t r
brakomau In tho employ of the Louisville Hnd,
Nashville llullrpad. was shot and killed whllo
trying to put oil a gang of hobos at JKarlingtou,
Ky., last night.
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