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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
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
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
"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
'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
,,. 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
!,! 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
. " ' "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
XnS BCN'H COl'X OF XllB TltEATT.
Some Itcmnrtia About Xt by si TVnihlngtan
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
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
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
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
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.
,..-,4iy f1 vlrfJat.jv- i j .fa. .i. . j - ;
ROOSEVELT NEAR A CHOICE.
31 A J OK ATEItY D. AKOJtETrS MAT JIB
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
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
. 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
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
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
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.
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
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
keely's secret died with nun.
A Boston Man Selected to Try to Solve the
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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,
BY BALLOON TO FRANCE. 1
TITO AERONAUTS MAKE A TRIP M
ACROSS THIS ENGLISH CHANNEL. M
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.!
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
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
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
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