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VOL LIVl-NO. 112. , NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1898 -COPYRIGHT, 1898. BY THE SUN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION. PRICE TWO CENTS. H CAPTAINS PLEAD GUILTY. pycxrircTJtn conclusion op ust COURT-MARTIAL. Ms nnit Bleeeker Withdraw Thlr former riea, Although Still Mnlntnlnlnr Their Tecbnlcnl Innocence of the Chnrae ( Censuring it Superior Officer. The court-martial of Coot. William F. Meeks of Company I and Capt. Anthony J. Bleeoker ol Companr O. Seventy-first Regiment, upon the charge of eenaurimz their superior officer. Major Clinton It. Smith, was conoludod In an unexpected manner last night, -when both Cititalns. through tholr counsol. Major Ilenrr B, Van Purer, retracted their nloas ot not jnlllr ami pleaded guilty. In offering the res of guilty frr his ollonts Major Van Duzer inwle qunlllloatlons. Ho eubmlttod that, while Cart, llleecker and Cart. Sleeks had made the lUtements attributed to them, thoy had done io without centring anr superior olllcer within the meaning of the regulations, and ther hud not formally submitted the state nents over their own signatures for publica tion In the newspapers. The plea of guilty was sccetded by the court In each case. Major Van Drcr then said: "It should bo the prtvlleco of tho accused Captains to mnko a statement to tho court In rnltlcatlon of their offence. Although ther were ready and willing from tho outset to eland br what ther had an Id relative to the oaduct of certain officers of tho Bevonty-flrst Heslment. ther pleaded not milltr last nlsht br aJvleo of countel because the chorees tcalast them wero altosctlier technloal and not at all In accord with ths real nature ot tho cae. It Is evident now. howovor, that all ths evidence necessary to provo the statements which they have mado will be brought outbr the court ot Inquiry that Is to Investigate the whole mnt'er later on. It Is unnecessary, then, lor that evidence to be presented to this court. as would be required If tho ploas of not culltr were not retracted. "It la difficult for us who were not at San Joan Hill to appreciate the feelings ot those officers and men of the Seventy-flrst Regiment who hae suffered odium and who have beeu lharsed with cowardice" Here Major Van Duzer was Interrupted I I Judge Advocate Grout, who objected to o.iy uatementg not relative to evidence that had ken aubmltted. Counsel for Capt. Meoka and for Cnpt. Bleeeker then appealed to tho court and asked the privilege of making a statement In behalf ot bis clients. He was allowed to go on. ."t'pon ths return of these officers to New lork," continued Major Vnn Duzer, "feeling that ther had no power within the statute to prefer formal charge, but at tho same time Irellng that something should be said in be htlt of tho men of the regiment, they told the true storr of the battle of Han Juan, it was for the pake of the brave men ;ln tho ranks that these Captains told tho truth. Ther iwke for the honor of their regiment. And it was for that that they were brought to trial Hot for saylntt anything that has been disput ed, but bocause ther had not read their mili tary regulations with sufficient nicety to re strain them from vindicating the privates. Mpeclally tho men of their own companies, which bravely participated In that oharge and lot.tnentr-two of their numbor In killed and wounded. They spoko the truth In behalf of the bravo men who wanted tho truth to be known to counteract charges of cowardice made against all because of the conduct of a few. "Call the roll of tho entire regiment and rou w 111 flnd.that IK) per cent, want the true storr. which Is!a storr of honor. It Is tho mlghtr few who brought dishonor upon a bravo realment that would have the truth suppressed." Major Van Duzer then asked that tho records it his clients as guardsmen be spread upon ino recorun 01 me conn, tms request Was granted and C9I. Japha. the presiding ofll ler, assured tho Major that no fault could be found with tho previous military records ot tho Cap tains. Judge Advocate Orout repeated his argu ment Dl the night before to the effect that the question of the truth or falsity of tns Cap tains' statements was Immaterial, aod that the fact remained that both of the accused had censured a superior officer and thus violated paragraph 7. Article I. of the military regula tions 'These men knew very well," he said in conclusion, "that if ther had charges to make there was a proper war provided for them to doao" 'Jhj court then adjourned. Its decision will be forwarded through Major-Gon. Roe'a headquarters, to the) Governor for his approval. TAKIXO NOTES AT BOWERY CLUBS I State Excise Men Make the Round After 1 n'Clock In the Morning. Sine clubs nnd Raines law hotels In and around tho Ilowery wero visited last night by delegation of State Excise mon who were looking for evidonco of violations of the liquor lw, Tho men who conducted the Investlga- Hon were Special Agont Tanner. Stenographer Clurk, Alfred R. Page, attorney for the Excise Derartment. and Roundsman McGloln. who aa assigned to show the Inquisitors around. The rlaces visited wero Shaughnessey's dance hall. 2.10 Third nvenuo; tho Langston Club, 30 Bowery; tho Dewey Hotel. 295 Bowery: the Volks Oarton. 201-203 Bowery: th Black Rabbit Club, 183 Dleecker street: !Wv?:lbl;e Club. 180 Bowery: the Newport iT.?..!0 "owery. nnd the Palm Club. 130 thrrstlj street. ,,. 1. floomen 1 started from the Fifth Ave-?"VIntVtr-:45-and. therefore, did not en EJ JUT.0' '.he rewrts until after the legal hour lorselllng llfjuor. !,! object of tho Investigation wns to securo evidence upon which to base an amendment to "Maw relating to clubs, nnd which, it is said, vill be so vital that nine-tentlis of those doing miUims under alleged club charters will be comtelled to quit, iil iLevl,lpnco against the Raines law hotls iZi? "J1?'.1 ,0 "curo the forfolturo of the t lenses of those found violating: tho law. U J! sa raen contln"od their work until .vor ii 1 mi axd dry yet. "May He Jiecessary to Float the Battle ship Massachusetts Again. The battleship Mnssachusotts, which wsb soiled Into dry dock In the navy yard In Urook ifnon Momlay, is cnuslnc Naval Constructor we,and his assistant aomo anxluty. Tho wclOB of wedge blocks under the keel wns continued yesterday. . " ' "nposslblo to sar anything about tho ..m "B ot tho v9!"'l." Constructor Bowles a. beyond tho fnct that the task Is vory wilcato and Important It will depend upon t.VUW('S8'uI " divers are In their work UkVnf,,"h fm !,B Mt " the blocks or !tivrn LRln.' A" to tho Injuries to her keel AffJ?Hm,urB ,?.8S,r anything." ot i on' tV,'"?1 had. be8l ""ated Into the dook thedort lx '".V r water jv us pumped out of th.kMi'i?iS?ia"th0 es,,()1 begnnto sottle on knttiiD Vn.cik ""Jre wnterwoa, pumped out. 3n m ' Constructor bocmo anxious an J I hii .l'i.at .'".' moro WRter bo pumpod out. watrJ,pp,c,l,!Mr,.Bt hn dook would ho clear loation JV?l0PlaT '." order to permit an einm J ton? W!2,,eoit hut thla examination will bo 'Aliened until nil tho water s pumped out. '"0 KAlSEie TIED UP IX THE FOO. 'd th Night Down thn Ilay-VTIII Com. I'P to HBr 'er f lila Moraine. i,0.Xortl' Gorman Llord flrer Kaiser TVII- ', a,'r "rofcfce. from Bremen nnd Cherbourg, ... ?re,'"ln '"''o hoursanchored off (he bar kn . av ln a iuwk fB bc'ro Wks ashoro "ewtnat she hatlnrrlved. Pilot John Wolfr, CabraT0'! ' ln "le lhMh ,rele,lt monmshlp at 0,1 0I" 5Il)dltorranean ports, roportod rri, . """ ,lmt l,1 "act Oermun Hiht had V't eortti,'V,,arBt 1.1,' Mi UustavII.Buhwnb lnr 2n,.iV"r,lln" Llo'd ol"u" Bl,11 tho 1iininni?i,i,ln!i't cPme l"',t0 herdock until in Hi" ii , R ? ,IB '''! of n tug llndliig her cr" kJt, ' iB.'i""." V."?,,0f ,,nK '"'"f avuwarrt "tempt fn?,1 "'Ot Mr Holiwubdecrded not to bi'T ' ' , 0lPl"""l't with her. (fonit' 1 "r ''V.'0 an nuualy swift winter trip hour, "X"K""'K. Probably ft days and about 25 '"Kern j, Vl!"5! '".f Pastongorrt ore the .oiora. Uitt i" hii," 'lo ,11"HZltf;- ,Bt?r iiaurel and (o the ffinn" .,lB,rr Bimon Hess, secrptary ' PO.UtUtT;nnAm,taKai,0riMP,rrVO,'01'0llU- XnS BCN'H COl'X OF XllB TltEATT. Some Itcmnrtia About Xt by si TVnihlngtan Newspaper. WABntNaToif, Dea 20.-The TVashlngton 7mr will to-morrow mornlnn publish tho fol lowing: "Tho most notable aohlotomotit ot ft year orowded with tlrrlnc events and conse quently rmnrknblo for ovldencos ot journalls tlo onterprlie, was the publication which the Timtt wn able to make yesterday morn Ins through the splendid novrs eervloe of Tna Nnw Vok Bun of the full text ot the Tarlt peaco treaty, translated from the Bpanlah copy nnd cabled dlroct from Madrid, "The presentation of this very Important doc ument In tho national capital hours boforo any other newspaper, nnd weoks, possibly months, before It would havo boon mode public ln the ordinary course of events, wns the genoral toplo of conversation ln legislative nnd newspaper olrclea rostorday. and on every Bide wero hoard expressions ot appreciation ot tho energy dis played In getting It" Tho 2me will say odltorlnllyt Tho rcirular readorsof tho Iiimes will not ex portenco any difficulty In remomberinB that the first rollnblo nows of tho destruction ot iho Maine came to the Washington public through Its columns. Thoy will not forget that they also hoard first of the victory of Dowey nt Manila la tho same way, and that tho earliest acournto Information of tho battles ot El Caney and Ban Juan, and ot the annihilation ot Cer vora'e fleet by Commodore Bchloy off Santiago harbor, was printed In tho StYmr. "Theso things all happonod principally bo causo the Titnt was not nnd, happily. Is hot a member of tho Inefficient nnd unrellablo Chicago Associated Press, to which tho othor Washington papers aro tied hand and foot. It Is to this Important fnct thrtt. nil through tho war with Spain, tho pcoplo of tho city and tho resident authorities of tho nation havo been able to securo, through our superior nows service. Intelligence of tho greatest moment at least twenty-four hours In ndvnnco of that furnished by tho moribund Chicago concern, or from any other source. "It Is proper to call attention to those mat ters, since a new and startling evidence has Just been afforded of the enterprise of the news service with which tho TiniM is associated. In tho language ot tho nowspapor world, a greater 'beat' was novor perpotrated. "If any of our Washington frlonds havo wondorod why we have Ignored or laughed nt the alleged nowa organi sation to which our noichborn owo much ot tholr shortcoming In tho wny of de layed or untruthful news matter for twelve months past and moro. tho present ex planation should be conclusive. The Chi cago Associated Press sorvlco 1b Inert, hap-hazard, ln tho hands ot poorly equipped men or agenoles.and to use another professional expression. Its foreign despatches are too fre quently faked' In its NewTork office. Let ovcrybody.from the President down, bo thank ful that one journal Is published In tho city Independently of tho discredited Chicago As sociated Press." nor shot jit his playmate. lie May Die, nnd Sli-Year-OId Harold Fred crick Ii a I'rlsonrr. Willie Collins. 4 years old. ot 548 Grand street, was shot In ths lower jaw lost night by a-year-old Harold Frederick of 120 Wost Thirty-fifth street. Tho boys wore plarlng ln the rooms of the .Fredericks, tvho are- tho care takers ot the tenement in whloh they live. On Sunday Mrs. Frederick's sister died in Philadelphia. She went to attend the funeral and asked her friend. Mrs. Kate Collins of 548 Grand street, to keep house for her hus band and two children whllo she was away. Mrs. Collins took her two children, Willie and Irene, aged 0. to tl e Frederick home. Last night Mrs. Collins wns sitting reading a paper ln tho janitor's rooms. Her two chil dren and the two Frederick boys. Harold and John, aged 4. were playing In the same room. Mrs. Collins was suddenly startled by the report of a pistol and the screams of her son. Harold Frederick was standing a few feet awarlwith a smoking! revolver in his hand. The sight ot the blood from the Injured boy soared the othor three children and Mrs. Col lins. They sot up such a howling that tho uthor tenants In the house Hooked to ths base ment. . borne one had presence of mind enough to send for an ambulance. Tho wounded boy was hurried to Uellevuo. The arrival of the am bulance brought a policeman, who placed Marold Frederick under arrest and took charge of the revolver with which ho did the shoot ing. The youthful prisoner bawled all tho way to the West Thirtieth street station house, and yelled repeatedly: "Please, mlstor. 1 dldn'c mean to shoot Wil lie, Let mo 00." The police entered a charge of felonious assault against the boy and sent him to the rooms ot the Qorrr society for the night. At Bcllevue It was found necessary to remove f he front teeth from tho wounded bov's lower jaw. The bullet lodted In the neck. The doc tors attending the boy said his chances ot liv ing were about even. The revolver was of 32-callbre. It was ruatr, and had lain for years In a bureau drawer. whre Harold Froderlok found it a few minutes before he shot his playmate. aoiu captaixh jy trouble. Four of Them Under Arrest for Not Obeying Orders Strictly. nurrTsvn.i.E, Ala, Dec. 20. Brls.-Oen. Richard Comba has cauaod the arrest of Coots. Doulin. Company H, ltoch. Company M, Mc Carthy, Company K, and Griffin, Company F of the Sixty-ninth Now York for allocod viola tions of orders. Just after payday Companies II, K. M. and F had a lurgo number of drunken men, and to keep the eompanios employed at camp Gon. Comba ordered a largo number of deep sinks Ito bo dug by them. The failure to dig the required numbor lins resulted in tho urrcHt of the four Captains in command. Tho suits amounting to (300.000 lllod by en listed men of the Hlxty-nlnth against tho Louis ville nnd Nashvillo Railroad for tho injuries received In tho wreck while on the way to Iluntsville havo been compromlsod for tho ag gregate sum of $48,000. Tho money has been received and It Is distributed among about titty mon of Companies K and O. THE MAN MIO fiEFEll tLKPT. millionaire Ilnln Went to Thentrei Dd Bil liard Halls to Get Cat Naps. Kinosua, Wis.. Deo 20, Millionaire Ed ward Bain, President of the Bain Wagon Com pany, whose death was announced yesterday, was familiarly known as "the man who never slept." For tho last sixteen years he did not sleep an hour In his bed. Constant devotion to business was the cause of hie sleeplessness. Ho was known to remain in'.hls factory up to sixteen years -ago as late as 4 and So'olook in the morning and when he would seek rest lie fjund it Impossible to sleon. At that time he practically relieved himself ot business cares. For the greater part ot the last ten years It was his custom to take dally trips to Chicago to pass tho tlm away In street car tiding. At night he was always to be found either st a theatre or billiard hall, which wero the only nlaues where he v?nn nble to get a short nap, tho music at the thea.ros and the clicking of the billiard balls alone lulling him to sleep, HV.VTEIt BIIOOTH A JIOV. Farmer Crawford, Oiinnlng fur Knhlilti. Htti Young Mlllipuucli, Matawan. N, J Deo. 20. John Jl. Mlllspauch, tho 10.yoar-old son ot 0. II. MlllHpaugh of Holmdel, was shot by a hunter who was gun ning for rabbits near the Holmdel schnolhouso thlH afternoon. A company of children hndleft tho schoolroom und wero upon tho highway on tholr way to their homes, Young Millapnugh was slightly in the lead of thn others, when suddenly tlioy hoard tho rojwtor u bum close by, and Mlllspnugh threw un his hunds and fell. Assistance soon came, and it was found that tho lad was painfully but not fcerlously Injured. Hovural shot had struck him In the arm. shoulder and body. The hunter was John Crawford, a farmer llvluff near Matawan. ' V, ,..-,4iy f1 vlrfJat.jv- i j .fa. .i. . j - ; ROOSEVELT NEAR A CHOICE. 31 A J OK ATEItY D. AKOJtETrS MAT JIB TEMtOItAnT ADJUTANT-aXXEltAZ. Oca, Oraenn Still the Most Prominent Man in Cel. Roosevelt's Mind for Btt Super intendent of rabllo 'Works nnd Nothing Will Da Settled TJntll He Gets Here. Ovsritn Bat, N. T Deo. 20.i-QoTornor-eleot Roosevelt authorized Tub Run to-day to say that tho story which appeared in a Brook lyn nowspapor this afternoon to tho effect that Major AvoryD. Andrews would certainly bo appolntod Adjutant-General was not true. Col, Roosovolt bolloros that tho National Guard would rathor havo Major Andrews for Adjutant-General than any ono else, but says that tho fioographtcal distribution of offices may mako it necessary toappolnt some ono else, though it Is not, ho said, altogether impossible that Major Andrews may receive temporarily tho appointment, oven though tho Superin tendent of Publlo Works bo a Now York City man. As a mattor of fact Governor olcct Roosevelt has requested Major Gen. Roe to submit to him n numbor of names for Adjutant-General, nnd he has also taken tho mattor Into his own hands, nnd to-night thoro aro under consideration for tho ptnee bosldos Major Andrews tho names of Gen. Robert Shaw Ollvor ot Albany, Col. John 0. Fnrtrldgo of Brooklyn, and William Carey Bangor of Bangerflcld, who Is advocated by Representative James S. Sherman ot Dtloa. Governor-elect Rooserelt, for a numbor ot years has. ln personal conversation, spokon In the highest terms ot Gon. Ollvor. Gen. Oliver has called upon Mr. Roosevelt in New York city nnd on Mrs. Roosevelt's recent visit to Albany she was tho guest of tho Olivers. Col. Roosovolt confirmed to-day the state ment mado In Tns Sum this morning that James A. Blanchardot Now York city will bo ap pointed Judge of tho Court of General Bosslons to succeed tho Hon. James Fitzgerald, elected on Nov. 8 to be a Supremo Court Justice of the First Judicial Department, Tho vacancy in the Court of Claims, which will occur on Jan. 1, 1000. when the term of Goorgo it. Beebo ot Brooklyn oxplrcs. will be otTored to John rroctor Clarko. Governor-elect Roosevelt continues to speak ln the highest terms ot Gen. Francis Vinton Groone. Gon. Greene will not nrrlvo from na 'vnnnuntllnoxtSaturday.and by that tlmo some thing definite will bo known as to his wishos In tho matter. At present ho is the head of a corporation and rceolvcs $23,000 a roar, and Oen Grecno's frlonds do not scorn to un dorstand how ho can nceent a nlaco which navs only $5,000 a year. Nevertheless, this and othor matters will be settled Inter In tho week. Govornor-elcct Roosevelt shows In tonso Interest In the selection of the man to bo State Commissioner of Publio Works. Tho situation regarding thn selection ot the Commissioner of Labor Statistics crows loss and less complicated every day. Tho candi dates have been cutting one another's throats, until only two oro left. They are ex-Asombly-ninn John Williams ot Syracuse and John McMockln. . At 3 o'clofk on Saturday afternoon Col. Roosevelt will net the pirt of Hantn Clnus nt the Christmns fet.ttvltles of tho Cove School, which his children nttend. Two of his chil dren -will also take part In tho exercises, and thn whole family Is deeply Interested In the ovent. Tho only soldier voto polled In OystorBny was canvassed to-day. It -wns that of Capt. Francis T. Underbill. Oompnny A. 201st Newlnrk Yolunteprs. nnd tho vote was straight Republican. It wns Irregular in ono respect, ns Capt. Underhlll had heard so much nnd felt so deeply on the honest judiciary issue that he oted for Justices Daly and Cohen, although they were, not candidates ln his district, ,vo otr.v may" ix nut counr. A St. Ijonls Police Justice Compels Judge I'enbody to Disarm. Br. Louis. Dec. 20. Judgo Peabody of the First District Police Court appeared to-day as plaintiff ln a case before Judge Stevenson of the Dayton Street Toltce Court. Attorney Jef ferson D. Btorta, his old-time opponent appear ing for the defence. Judge Stevenson sum moned Peabody and the Storts brothers before htm and said: "Gentlemon. before wo begin this cose, I want to ask If you aro armed. Have you a weapon. Mr. Storts ?" "Your Honor," replied the lawyer, "when ever I enter a court of justice I alwnys leavo my woanons behind me." Turning to tho plaintiff, the Judgo asked, "Judge Peabody. are you armed ?" "I am, your Honor," ho replied. "There aro two men In this court room who have threat ened my life. Tho general statutes give me tho right to protect raye!f." Well, Judge Peabody, you will have to give 5ver your weapon whllo ln this court," said udgo Stevenson, Judge Peabody drew a revolver from his pocket and handed It to Marshal Welinell. Brock Storts.nlso an attorney and brother Of Jefferson D. Storts, was then asked If he was armed. Ho replied that he never carrlod a pis tol In his life. The case was then proceeded with. Latn this oftnrnron tho jury returned a verdict In favor of the defendants. Judgo Pea body denounces the verdict as an outrage, say ing: "The Storts own the town." MANY nOUSES JIIZLED JIT FIRE. New York Dlsault Co.'s Stables In Newark Homed nig Ion nt a Leather Works. Newark Dromon fought a fierce fire ln a dense fog last night. In started shortly before 11 o'clock In the rear ot 20 and 22 Atlantio street either In tho factory oocuplcd by F. Storsberg as the Newark Chandelier Works or In tho biff stable of the New ark branch of the New York Biscuit Company. In the stablo wore thirty dellvory wagons, six buggies and thirty-eight horses, Slxteon horses were resoued by the stablomon and vol unteers from the neighborhood and the rest perlshod In smoke and flamo. The stablos were In tho middle of a block, surroundodby dwellings, all of which wore Bared. The loss Is estimated at $25,000. and the Biscuit Company is said to be protected by a blanket Insurance policy covering every pnrt of Its plant Fire caused nearly $225,000 damage yester day at tho works of the Ohromo Patent Leather (Vimrmny In Avenue 0. Newark. Mostof thn loss wns on stook ln various stages of manu facture nnd upon expensive mnchlnory. The buildings were cheap two-story frame struc tures. . Just before midnight Fireman Thomas Riley of Engine 6 was mortally hurt by a fall at the ruins of the Leather Company's works. His splno was Injured, and he was removed to St. Barnabas Hospital, JUSTICE BCItVCimAX PROVOKED. If lie Meets Col. James That Ilald-IIeaded Gentleman Will Meet an Bqunl, Justice John P. Bchuchman ot the City Court was very angry yestorday over the story which Col. E. 0. James told on Monday night at tho dinner ot tho Friendly Sons of St. Patrick to Justloo Fitzgerald about the urbane Judgo, whom he represented as speaking with a thick German accent. Whon Col. James got through with tho Ulo mnny of the diners shoutod, "Bchuchmnnl Bchuchman!" That was what mado Justice Bchuchman angry. He said that Col. James had insulted him grossly for no known cause. .... " Such stories as that,"he continued, "tend to lessen tho dignity of tho office I hold. Such stories also hurt my standing In the profession of the law. I havo always tried to do my duty honestly and conscientiously, and no one has evor'iuostlnniidanyof myacts as a City Court Justice. It thn peoplo are not satlsQod with mo I am rendr to resign nt once." " Do you know Col James personally ?" asked "I do not," replied the Justice, emphatically, "but somodny 1 may moot that bald-headed frentlemau, If I do he will meet his equal. I uivo nothing more to say." Reilurxd Hates for Students, The New York Central will sell round trip tickets at reduced rates to Instructors and students golnjc home for the holiday. For lufonaatlon addreai II. (I. lloicti, Oenoral Kaitern Agent, 41S Ilroadway, New York: V. X. Wolfe, Genirsl Agent, Albany, or any Now York Central ticket ageut. ld. BUNK Otr COXEY ISLAXIK Only a l'rotrndlng Mnttto Indicate a, Wreek Was Bhe Sloop or Schooherf Tho Coney Island pollco reported to tho Brooklyn Central Offlco lost night that James McFarland and Charles Clarkton. employed on tho old Iron. Pier, had ob served the mast ot a resso), supposed to bo a stoop, protruding from the aea aboutamllo off the pier. Thoy mndonn unsuccessful effort to got out to her yostorday afternoon, MoFar land earn he saw a sloop and a mud eoow In tow, both heading for Bandy Hook about 11 A. M, The fog sot In thick then and obsoured tho vessels. When It lifted tho tow only wns visible. Tho sloop had disappeared. That Is why McFarland bollovos tho sunken crfttt Is a sloop, McFarland noticed that tho sloop was down by tho stern and seemed to havo been damaged. It may be that tho mon on the sloop wore taken aboard tho tug towing the scow. According to another story tho sunken vessel 1b a schooner. Her masts 'stick up about sit foot abovo the water. All Monday night thoro was a heavy fog. In tho early part of tho even ing tho residents ot tho Island heard the boom ingot a gun and tho shouts of mon from tho direction of the sunken boat It is thought now that tho shots may havo boon fired from tho wrecked vessel. Bovoral attompta wore mado yosterday to launch boats tor tho purposo of Investigating the wreck, but the sea was too heavy. It Ib said that there was a fishing vessel with threomen aboard lying about half a mllooff the old Iron Plornll day Monday and that sho was Btlll thoro at dusk that evening. Manyot tholslandors bollovo that sho Is thowreokod vossol. keely's secret died with nun. A Boston Man Selected to Try to Solve the Motor's l'utsles. PsiLADELrniA. Deo. 20. Tho announcement was mado at the annual meeting ot Kcely mo tor stockholders to-day that the inventor's secret died with him. This statement was made by Charles S. Hill of Boston, who came to this olty when Eeely died as an assoclater and professional adviser ot T. L. Klnrado ot 3oston, an investor heavily Interested In Keely motor stock. Klnrado had been telegraphed for by Keely boforo ho died. It became known after Mr. Keely's death that the only persons who had a personal Interview with Mrs. fieely regarding his affatrstwero Hill and Kinrade., HHUwas Mrs. Keely's counsel. Hill's efforts have lately been shaped toward effect ing harmony in tho Keely Motor Company, ln order that whatever Keely left mlulit beuomo of ocnollt to all concorned. The trouble In tho company wns the eonlllct between a Now York Interest and a Philadelphia interest. The New kork people carried tho annual meeting to-day by a vpto of ulimited confidence In the directors, all but ono or whom are New York men. JJ. L, Ackerman of New York, President of the company, read a BtatemeuCto the moet tng. in which hoi said that he had seen Mrs. Kcely to-day for tho ttrst time and that it was hor wish mini that of nor husband boforo his death that T. L. Klnrado should bo appointed to dovulop Keely's unfinished task. Mr. Ack erman said that Klnrado knew moro about Keely's work than any man. A Phllndeiphla stockholder disputed tnls. The meeting grew hot fur a tlmo and descended Into pereOD nlltles during which Charles U. Collin called Acker man n liar. Hill then road a statement to the effect that Kc.lv left nothing behind him In the way ot manuscript or mcmoninda bearing on his se cret, and the only salvation for .the comnany was to place tho matter ln KInrade's hands. The directors' party wore In control and tho future disposition of the Keely motor was left to them and to Klnrado of Boston. XE1T l'IU:SIDBXT OF COLGATE. The Rev. George Merrill, I). I)., Unani mously Chosen by the Truitoes. Tho trustees of Colgate University, at Ham ilton, N. Y.. hold their semi-annual meeting last night at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, and unan imously elected to the Presidency of Colgato, which has been vacant for over six years, the Rev. George Morrill, D. DL, now pastor of the First Baptist Church at Now ton. Mass., who was recommended by the Rev. George E. Horr of Boston, editor of the Watchman, and in dorsed by tho faoultr and promlnont alumni of Colgate. Dr. Merrill Is 52 years old, a graduate of Har vard and of the Newton Baptist Theological Seminary. After graduation he held charges In Springfield and Salem. Mass.. removing later to a pastorate at Colorado Springs on ac count of ill health. On his complete recovery, eight years ago, he returned to the East and took up hla'nrcflenr pastorate at Newton, It is understood that he will accept the offer ot Colgate's Presidency, and be Inaugurated at commencement next June. The salary is said to be $4,000, with a house. tTho trustees present at yesterdar's meeting were James B. Colgate. Chairman: Edward M. Grout. President of the borough ot Brook lyn : Prof. A. 8. Blekmore, curntor of the American Museum ot Natural History: the Rev. Dr. Edward La'.hrop. the Rev. Henry M. Banders ot the Madison Avenue Baptist. Church. James O. Colgate, Gardner Colbr. A. O. Col- fato and George W. Douglas, all of this city; )r. W. E. Ford and E. H. Rlaley of Utlca. tho Rev. James W. Foreland the Rov, R. D. Sey mour ot Philadelphia. Oenrgo W. Stedman of Albany and D. W. Bklnner of Hamilton. FIRE CHIEF JJOOAX'B RAGE. Makes a Fnrious Atsault Upon Ills Wife and Tries Suicide. Battalion Chief John Hogan ot the Jersey City Fire Department mado a furious assault upon his wife last night and then attempted suicide at his home, 1 Montlcello avenue. Hogan's wlfo told him that she was coming to this city to-day to do somo shopping, and he said she must not oomo alone. A Quarrel en sued, whloh resulted In Hogan giving his wife a terrible- beating and driving his daughter M'llss from tho house. Two policemen wont to tho houso nnd found Hognn on the top floor partly unconscious from gas which he had Inhaled. Ho had apparently stood on a chair and Inhaled tho gas from nu opn burner, He was locked up In tho Com munlpaw avenue pollco station, Hogan. who was a widower, married Kato Blmonson last spring, against tho wishes of his ohlldren. and tho family was broken up. He was thrown from his gig about threo months ago nnd his skull fractured. Ha was a leading candidate for the pluoqot Assistant Engineer. XEOROES LEAVE SOUTII CAROLINA. The Recent Folltlonl Troubles Causing an Exodus to Mississippi, Columbia, S. 0.. Deo. 20. An emigration agent has recently been nt work in Greonwood county, tho scene of tho recent Phocnlx-Tolbort troubles, and, as a result, a largo number of the negroes ot tho county are leaving the county and moving to tho State of Mississippi. Tho exodus began last week when two carloads took their departure. More went Sunday, it is raid that something over 100 have already moved away. The negroes have not been interfered with at all by the whites since the election trouble, but thoy all seem very unsettled, and are not making new contracts for the coming year. Money troubles havo madothem downhearted, 3nd their fear of tho whites only adds to the Iscontent which Is lighting their path to Mississippi. PAX A EXCITED AGAIN. A Tlnllet Vlreil Into a Merchant's Home, Nearly Killing Hlin. Pana, III., Dec. 20. Pana Is again excited by n mysterious shooting last night which nearly rosultod In tho doath ot Daniel Rashaw, a young business man, Tho shot was llred from a window In the houso ocoupled by n non-union miner named Neal, op posite tho Rashaw residence, and the bullet from a Sprlnaflold rlflo grazed young Rashuw's bond, foiling him to the floor. Neal has bean arrested. Ha says that the gun was accidentally discharged, Tvvonty moro negro miners wore brought in to-day. They wero at onco searched and disarmed. There are about 400 uoifro miners here now. All union miners still hold out solidly for the State scale. If rou haven't trlid UslUntlne's India Pale Als yon I don't know how much you've mined, bold t all I Ufa class fUCes. Jif. I MR. LONG MAY RESIGN, TOO. HE lit ANXIOUS TO OET OUT OF TttE NATS DEPARTMENT. Washington Life Is Not Congenial to Illm nnd lie Is Separated from Ilia Family Secretary Bliss Admits Ills Designation Indirectly Queues ns o Ills Successor. Washington, Doc. 20. Becretary Bliss re turned to Washington last night and In con versation with some of his official callors to day ho admitted Indlreotly that he had re signed and that his resignation would take effoct on Jon. 1. He posltlvoly refused, how ever, to mako any statement for publication, oven to say that ho would resign. It Is possible that atter talking to the President to-morrow Mr. Bliss may bo willing to make a statement as to his plans. Who his successor will be nobody socms to know. Tbo genoral opinion Is that a Wostern man will bo solocted. Blnger Hermann ot Oregon, Commissioner of tho General Land Office; Thomas Ryan ot Kansas, First As sistant Becretary ot tho Interior and former Congressman and Minister to Mexleo, and others aro in tho hands of tholr friends. H. Clay Evans of Tcnnessco. Pension Commissioner, Is thought to havo a chance because ho Is a warm porsonal friend ot Presldont McKlnlor's and because also the South has boon unrepresented in tho Cabinet slnco J. A. Gary of Maryland resigned tho Post-mnstor-Uenernlshlp. It Is probable, however, that the President will appoint a man whoso name has not boon mentioned. , . It Is not unlikely, moreover, that Prcsldoht McKlnley will recast his Cabfnot entirely at ho beginning of the new year. It Is stated to-night that Secretary Long has determined to resign at nn early day. although ho has not yet formally mado khown" his ntentlon to tho Presldont. His reasons for caving tho Navy Dopartmont are that ho, Is separated too much from his family by his duties, and that ho has never cared for Wash ington life. He has been deeply Interested In Ms work as Secretary of tho Nnvr, but dislikes tho Boctal features of ofllceholdlng.nnd with the restoration ot peace he sees an opportunity to retire to prlvato life, ot which he will bo glad to nvatl himself. Bhould Mr. Lone ndhero to his purposo to re sign, It Is probable that he would be succeeded by tho Assistant Seorotnry.Chnrlos II. Allen of Lowell, Mass,, who, as Mr. Roosevelt's suc cessor, has boon a most popular and oftlelent orrreinl. Ho enjoys tho warm friendship of President MoKlnley and would be strongly roo ommondedifor promotion by Secretary Long, BIBLE STUDENTS AS SPIES. W. C. T. V. Uses Them as Detectives and 101 Indictments Are Found In Lexington, Ky. Lexinoton-. Ky.. Deo. 20. This afternoon the Grand Jury returned Indtotments against 101 of tho 124 llccnsod saloons In Lexington for selling ltiuor on Sundays. The Mayor and Board ot Police Commissioners were also in dicted because, they did not keep tho saloons closed, as the law directs. Theso wholesale Indictments aro the result of the work of the local Woman's Christian Temperance Union. It Interested the students of the Bible College ot Kcntunky University In the work, and these young men secured the evidence that oaused tho Indictments. The women presented tho matter to tho Grand Jury In writing. Thoy gave a list of the saloons violating tho Sunday laws, and specified tho time and the buyers of liquor. These buyers were summoned ss witnesses, and they corroborated the written statements, Ono member of tho Grand Jury snld the evi dence furnished by the women was so com plete and oonvlnolng that there wsb nothing left tor tho jury to do but bring ln tho Indict ments. The women have engaged counsel to assist the Commonwealth's attorney ln prose cuting. The maximum fine Is $50, and the women will try to have It levied on all the vio lators. They intend to keep indicting the sa loon men at each succeeding court until the sa loons close on Sundays. SKIPPER AND SEAMAN UPSET. Rescued by It. nnd O. Tug While Ferryboat Runcled nt Launching n Lifeboat. Capt. John R. Morris of the schoonor Maria Pierson, which is at anchor on the flats off Robbln's Reef Light, was capsized ln the swell ot a passing Btaten Island ferryboat while row ing from St. George to the schoonor late Tea terday afternoon. With him in the rowboat was Seaman Julius Kurlsen, whom he had just hired. Capt. Mon Is clung to the overturned boat until rescued by the B. and 0. tug E. 0. Rose. Karlsen had lost his hold on the boat and was swimming .nearby. He lost con sciousness just after he was picked up and was landed at St. George and taken to Smith's Infirmary. After landing Karlsen the tug put Capt. Morris on board his sohooner. Before ths tug reached the two men their calls for help had been heard on board the ferryboat Robert Garrett. Pilot Kohlor ot tho Gn rrett stopped her and ordered a boat lowered. Passengers say that there was confusion In obeying this order, nnd that, when the boat was finally lowered.lt filled, because the wheels of the ferryboat wero still turning. Two men who were lowered In the boat wer thrown Into the water and had trouble In climbing back on board. Meanwhile the tug had made the rescue. RUNAWAY HITS A HORSE CAR. Horse's Legs Broken; Car CnnductorThrown and Ills Shoulder Dislocated, A. runaway horse drawing a light buggy came down Fltth avenue shortly atter 0 o'clock last night and oolllded with an eastbound orosstown car at Fourteenth street. The horse was travelling with sufficient momen tum to give the car a severe jolt. The oosductor. Hoary Gooss ot 73 East 103d street, was thrown from the rear platform to the street and his shoulder was dislocated. Several of tho passengers in the car were thrown from their seats and two windows were broken. The runaway horse broke both Its forelegs ind cut n deep gash In Its ohest. and the buggy was badly wrecked. Gooss went home from the New York Hospital. The buggy was dragged to the Mercer street police station and the horse was shot by an agent ot tho So ciety for the Prevention ot Cruelty to Animals. The police sent out a gsneral alarm for ths owner of the runaway. STANDARD UAH FOR SALE, Hut Hasn't Been Bought Yet, Rnssell Sage Bays, by the Consolidated. It was reported In Wall street yesterday that tho Consolidated Gas Company hud bought tho Standard Gas Light Company, of which Russell Sage is President. Mr. Sage said at ills home last night: "The Standard Gas Light Company has not been sold, but the matter has been talked over. In fact, there has been more or loss talk look ing to a salu ot the comnany ever slnco tho consolidation of the East River and Equitable Han eonipnnlas by the Now Amsterdam as Company. Whether tho company will bo sold Is, however, wholly a question of price." Mr. Hngn would not stato at what price he thought tho sale oould bo arranged. In tho outside brokerage crowd In Wall street yestor day tho common stook of the Standard Gas Light company was nuoted at 138 bid and tho preferred stock, at 155 bid. OOMPERS RE-ELECTED, Will Preside for Another Year Over the American Federation of Labor, Kansas Citt. Deo. 20. In tho Convention of the American Federation of Labor this evening Hnmuol Gompors and nil tho offloors down to tho Fifth Ylco-Prssldsnt were reelected. For tho offlco of Fifth Yloe-Presldont there was a bitter contest, tho leading candidates being John Mitchell ot Indianapolis and John G, Tobln. the former being selected. Thomas I, Kldd was electod Sixth Vice-President. Thomas Tracy of Boston and Jamos O'Con nell wore elected fratornal delegates to England. Max Morris was ohosen reproHuntutlve to tho Cnnadlan Congress. Detroit was selected as next place ot meeting. Trustee's Kale for Rank Creditors of floe diamonds, Jewelry, wsUhai, An., by order of BUrn a; Umbuiore, Attorneys. Bale commences dally at noon. Joha Ji, Vreuoh, AncUuuosr, 47 Liberty at. 4, "MHHHI TO BUILD TORPEDOES FOR USt , Government Contrncts Snld to Ilnve In spired til Tickers & Maxim Deal, Special Ctilt Ditiut io Tnfc Sun, Londow. Dec. 20,-Tho Daily Mail says It has learned that tho acquiring of the ship yard at Nowport News by Vlokors' Sons Maxim Is n condition precedent to their fulfilling tho contract allotted to them by the United States Government for torpedoes and accessories, which would havo been given to tho Sohwartr.kopM of Klol but for tho anti-Gorman feeling in tho United States. The English firm Is negotiating with tho Bohwartzkopts tor tho acquisition ot tholr patent for launching torpedoes. KANSAS POPS" STRIKE DILI Sweeping Reductions In Freight nnil Re press Rates and Telegraph Tolls. TorsjtA, Doo. 20,-The legislative committee empowered to draft a bill regulating railroad charges lu Kansas complotod Its work to-ulght. Tho special sosslon of tho Legislature will con vene to-morrow, and tho Populist caucus to morrow night will cohflrm tho commlttco's work. Tho bill dratted reduces freight rntos 20 per cent. Express companies' charges are reduced 25 per cent., and telegraph tolls aro reduced at least 40 per cont. PAY OF THE PEACE COMMISSION. Its Members and Their Assistants Obliged to Fay Their Own Personal Kxpcnses. Washington, Doo. 20. It was learned to-day that the American Peace Commissioners nnd tholr assistants have been obliged to pay all their porsonal expenses out ot the compensa tion allowed them by the Presldont. Tho ex penses which tho Government dofrnyed ln chtded offlco rent nnd stationery. The hotol bills of tho Commissioners wore not paid by tho Government. As tho porsonal oxponsesof tho commission wore very heavy. a comparntivoly small amount was left to eaoh Commissioner and ench officer ot tho commission out ot tho President's allot ment ot salaries. Each Commissioner will re ceive about $17,000 tor his services, and out or this he must pay nil personal expenses con tracted on his trip abroad. Secretary Moore will receive half tho amount paid to each Commissioner, and. ns his per sonal oxponsss wore as heavy as those of the members of the commission, ho will tare worse than his superiors. jrorru democrats drop bryan. Weary ot tho Free Silver Cry, They Will Try 6tnte Issues Next Year. Dks Moineb, Deo. 20. Tho Democratic party ot Iowa will drop the 10 to 1 Issuo and devote Itself to State Ibsucs In tho noxt campaign. This was determined at a conference attendod by about fifty ot tho leading Democrats of tho State to-day. The Chicago platform will bo Indorsed. with the qualification that tho declaration for the ratio ot 10 to 1 Is only suggestive Tho meeting was opposed to fusion. Bryan wns hardly mentioned, nnd tho majority think he will not do Tor tho party nominee In 1000. The meeting was strongly opposed to an increase In tho standing army and to territorial expansion. SIX KILLED ON C1IILKOOT PASS. Snow Slide Wipes Out n Camping Party on Shore of Crater Lake, Seattle. Deo. 20. The news Is brought by tho steamer Alk 1 to-day of the loss ot six lives on the Chilkoot Pass by a snow slide on Dec. 0. Tho party consisted of Mrs. Darling and two sons of Lake Lindermnn, Bert Johns of Juneau. Harry Shaw of Skagway nnd a man whose name could not be learned. Ther were enmped on tho shore ot Crater Lnke when tho slide came down the mountain, burying them be neath tons of Ico and snow. Flvo bodies wero recovered on Sunday, but, the sixth was not found. This makes seventy lives lost by snow slides along this trail within tho present year. ELECTED BY SOLDIERS' BALLOTS. The Tie In the Vote for Mayor of Middle town Broken In Favor of the Democrat. Middletown. N. Y Doc, 20. The tlo in tho vote for Mnyor of this city between Charles L. Elwood and F. A. R. Pronk wns broken to-day by the counting ot the soldier voto. whloh cave Charles L. hlwood. Democrat, a majority of three. The Domocrats had a majority ot tho Common Council until to-day, when Alexander Finn, who had a plurality of six. was found to be defeated by thellepubllenn. Charles Ducolou. who hnd nine soldiers' votes. Daniel Rlnn, Re publican candidate for member of tho Bourd of Education, was beaten by one soldier vote. vrno bleit up tjie mains r Boston Democrats Ask That the Matter Be Referred to Arbitration. Bobtok. Dec. 20. The Young Men's Dorao cratto Club is circulating for signatures a, paper bearing a resolution demanding "that there should bo n full and final Investigation by an Impartial International tribunal ot the origin ot tho disaster to the Maine, and that the President of the United States is requested to enter Into negotiations with n view to car rying Into effeot the proposal made with hat object in view by the Spanish Commissioners ln the month of December. 1808." DUNNINO AOAIN REMANDED. Witness ln the Botkln Case Refuses tn Be veal the Names of Women Friends. Ban Fh'ancibco, Deo. 20. John r. Dunning was brought Into court again to-day In tho Botkln case, and was asked if he would reveal tho names of the women with whom he hnd consorted, but he refused nnd was remanded to the oare of the Sheriff, Daniel T. Ames, ths handwriting expert, testified that from a care ful study of Mrs. Botkln's writing ho was con vinced that she wrote the anonymous letters, the address on tbo oandy box, and tho note In side the box. ARE YALE FUNDS INVOLVED T Fears that the Mason Failure In Chlcngo Hay Hart the University. New Havek, Conn., Deo. 20. It is feared that Yale University may suffer through the failure ot the Chicago law Arm to which the latn Edward G. Mason bolonged. He was a membor of the Yalo corporation, and It in be lieved that he hud been Intrusted with Yale funds to invest In the West The failure of the law Arm, with heavy liabilities, makes Yale men apprehensive that ths funds may be JULIA ARTHUR ON TUB SICK LIST., Wallaek's Closed Last Night and She Won't Play To.Nlcht-IIas a Cold. Julia Arthur didn't play in tho doublo bill of "Mercedes" and "Pygmalion and Galatea" at Wallaek's last night. She contracted a cold a couplo ot days ago, and yester day rooming her physlolan advised her to take n couple of days' rest if she didn't want to be laid up with the grip, Bhe won't play to night, ibut experts to begin a revival ot "A Lady of Quality " to-morrow night. BRUTUS OOINO TO GUAM. Admiral Dewey Sends Naval Supplies to the New American Poiimslon. Washington, Deo. 20. A cable mess&eo was received at the Navy Department to-day from Admiral Dewey reporting the departure of the polllor Brutus for the Island of Guam. She will leave coal and supplies at Han Luis d'Apra, tho &rlnolnal port ot this new possession ot the n ted States. Not Senrchlnk- for the Portland Wreck. Boston. Deo. 20, The fact that the cable steamer Mlnla, from Halifax, has been working for a day or two oft Peaked Ulll Bars repairing the Duxbury cable has led to a report that there was some connection botween its Injury and tho wreck of the steamer Portland. An official of the cable company says that there Is no expectation of making nny discoveries retarding the Portland and that the story that lias gone out to that effect is without foundation. The Mlnla U net expeetcd here until to-morrow, f sWHMHMH BY BALLOON TO FRANCE. 1 TITO AERONAUTS MAKE A TRIP M ACROSS THIS ENGLISH CHANNEL. M H Sailed rrniu London Yestenlny Forenoon, W Landing at St. Rmnnlne de Collmic., m Near Havre, In the Afternoon-Testing ' a Bteerlng near Similar Io Andree's. M AVwcull CM Dnnatch lo Tut 8nx. jt London, Doc. 20,-1'orclval Spencer and Jl Laurence Rwliihurno started from the Crystal Pnlaco In London nt 11;30 o'clock this morn. M. Ing lu n balloon, hoping to reach the French '$ coast. Lloyd's agent nt Ronohr Head, on the 1 Channel const of England, reports that nt 1:30 W. o'clock this afternoon a balloon was passing 'l outward ln tho direction of Trance. At4:l0 o'clock Lloyd's ncotit nt Fi'eamp. France, re- ported n balloon movlhg southward from ths J.! Channel. Jjjlj Tho balloon landed nt Bt. Romnlno de Col- Wti bose. a few miles to tho enst of Havre. Mi The objoct ot tho vojnge was partly to test W ftteerlng over the sea by means ot a trail rope rmd sail lu n manner similar to that adopted m by Androo, tho Aretlo explorer, whoso fato Is unknown. The results ot tho voynuo have not j let been reported. a TO PREVENT CONSUMPTION. -3 Prince) or Wales Presides nt a Meeting of fflj tho llrltlsh National Society. 3 lnal Cable Htipatch to Tur. bi)N. S London, Dec. 20,-Tho Prince of Wales pre 3 sided over n meeting held nt Marlborough 1 Homo to-day to promote the objects of the 3 National Society for thn Prevention of Con- S sumptloh nnd Other Forms ot Tuberculosis. A Mnny distinguished scientists nnd physicians "f wero present, An Interesting stntomont was mnde at ths 1 meeting by Sir William lirondbent. phjslclnn- In-ordlnnry to Iho Prlnco of Wales, who stated f I thatthouBhsanltarylmprovomenlshad reduced ,1 tho deaths from tuberculosis in Great Brit- -Ji nin 50 percent. In tho Inst hnlf century, thora y were now nearly 00.000 deaths from tuborou- ! Ioub diseases In England and Wales alone. jfj Science hud shown how to prevent consume- 1 lion, but the adoption of the necessary meos- Si uros must bo slow, requiring many years be 'm fore they can bo put Into wholly elTeotlve op M9 oration. 1 Dr, lirondbent adheres to tho view that con- Iff oumptlon Ib not hereditary, but is only oon SS eyed through contnglon. Ho said that if all jji the sputa of sufferers with the dlseaso was f 1 destrojod nnd the supplies of meat and Iji milk wore absolutely free of tho tuborols Ji baollll, all tuberculous diseases would tl coaso. Tho most fruitful menns of con- ill taglon were the oxneotorations of thoso B suffering from tho dlseaso. Ho hoped that f' tho railway companies and othors would ijj follow tho Amorlcnn example of forbidding ex- SB poctoratlon In public places and conveyances Wi nnd notifying tho publlo of the danger of this .IS flltllVftnd nnnnnAaanrv linl.lf iulf Tho National Society for tho Prevention ot M Consumption mainly nlms tocducato tho pub- if lla ln preventive measures, to extinguish ' I tuberculosis In cattlo nnd to promote the con- ' f structlon of sanatoriums for opon-alr treat- ' ment of the dlseaso. 'i ' It was announced at tho mcetlngthat Messrs. ', Wernhor A Belt, the South African financiers and diamond mine owners, had given $100,- 'f 000 for the orcctlon of n sanatorium. i I Lord Salisbury also made an address, in j whloh ho doplored tho fact that Groat Britain If 1 was very much bohind tho rest of the world In 3$" I the mattor of the prevention of consumption. 'Sif Ho said he was glad tho society had not Bought 19 to invofeo tho low to effect its objects of im- ,jM provement, which could only bo effected 5wi through education. if PRUSSIAN EXPULSION EDICT, f Publlo Opposition to Prosecution of Dr. Dclbrueck Will Russia Retaliate r --jl ' Special Cable DtivtUhu lo Tax Sow. Jl Bkkmn. Dec. 20,-Tho prosecution of Dr. ffl Dclbruock, the well-known professor of history In tho Borlin University, on account of an or- 3J tide written by him denouncing tho expulsion ali of Danes from Sohleswlg, is raising a consider- Jjjj nble stir. J The action of tho Prussian Government Is thrown Into relief by Dr. Dolbrueck's dlstln- culshcd record. Ho was raised to officer's rank on the battlefield ot Gravelotto for horola conduct, and actod as tutor to the Emperor1 s deceased brother, Prlneo Wnldemnr. He was a membor of the Reichstag for six years, but was jl too indopendont and advanced to pleaso the i reactionary cloment dominating the Govern- i ment He Is n Conservative. 'J Publlo feeling In the matter Is sufficiently M shown by tho attltudo ot the press. It is not A alone the Liberal papers which attack the Gov- ' crnmont hotly, but tho Government organs ex- J press themseites as scandalized bytho action of the authorities. ) The Cologne Gazette. Tint. National Zeituno '! and TbotiscAs Jiundschau, all ot which are) s ' stanch Conservative papers and opposed to Dr. it j Delbruock's vlows. regret tho Government's 'J J serious blundor, and oxprcss the hope that ths m J prosecution will bo dropped. J i St. rETEnsBuno, Dec. 20. The nowspapers s J here giro the details of tho expulsion ot several Russian subjects from Gormany. $ Tho St'lrf suggests that Russia retaliate by expelling the most promlnont and richest Gor- 'i mans from St. Petersburg. DREYFUS DOSSIER COMMUNICATED. "ii Court of Cassation Said to nave Agreed That the Evidence Shall Not Become Public. Sptcio. Cable Dapateh to Tin Brnf. jl PAitts. Deo. 20,-Tho Courritr du Sotr says j ' that the secret dossier ln the Dreyfus case was j communicated to tho Court of Cassation to- $i day undor pledge that It would not bo shown i to the counsel for tho dofonoa or allowed ln 41 any wny to becomo public. j A proclamation Issued by the Antl-Semltlo t.i League has bean posted throughout the city ,.' recalling the Goreminent's declaration In ths -ij Chamber rostorday relative to tho exlstense of tho secret dossior. $ Tho proclamation assorts that Dreyfus be- trayedtho country and was justly condemned. ' Therefore the Government should put an end '" to the revision proceedings and deal vigorously ,'', with the Insultors of tho army. (. F Concluding, the proclamation declares that It ) ; 5 the Governmont falls to do so, the people will j assume ths exorcise of their rights upon ths fc ground that the country is threatened. '. f Beminl Islanders In Need of Food. j jl New Orleans. Deo. 20. The British ship I Cayo Romano, just arrived from Liverpool by ,1 I way of Borrauda, reports that on Dec. 15 she ; was boarded by several boats from the Bomlni ; Islands in the Bahamas. The natives asked ' the Cayo Romano for provisions, saying that , , they wero short of all kinds of food and In a ,. starving condition owing to houvy rains and i continuous storms, whloh had. wrenohed out all the crops from the ground. The steamer 1 supplied tliem with two boatloads ot provl- i )', elons. i 'j Harvard Tutor Wanders About Insane, '( Boston, Doc. 20. Ooorgo Edward Smith, a j popular Harvard graduatoand tutor, was found $ wandering about the struots ot Cambridge early this morning. Aftor bolug examined by A physicians he was declared insane nnd com- Ii inltOd to thn Worcester Insano Asylum. 'i Smith's relatives live lu 1'rovldencu. He has -;i , been working very hard of latn He Is 27 years i' old. Ho rarely was cordial with ills acquaint- , anoes and seemed to greet them with reluc- i, f Unco. .Vi