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, SB'-' ais nocTon helved jir.n to fresh
Kfij water for it Kit it oilers.
Hjf I" forced Drnnght Prnctlc Came lo Her
Hf .atitrally 'WTien Torpedo Host of the
s-Hi JKnemy Wm fluptinseil to lln Around
jBjBI " We Juat Sot Her a-dolug, anil Him
Um Vfnt," rtnjn the Chief Knglneer.
IW ,j The attention of Itobert W. Mllllgan. who
Ml k wai'Chlof Engineer of the Oregon on hor fa
it Y mo til voyage, arouml tlio Horn and In the sea
HZ - UaiifatBantlago.andwholAnowUhlefEnglneer
Hk 4' of the New York, was called by a reporter of
. HC This: Sun to Arthur Warren's article pub
HC & llshed In The Hun on Hundar on the unpre-
w i pared condition uf tho machinery of the ships
Hk ' of fcainpson's lleet when Cervcracnme out of
HC !, Bantlago harbor. Mr. Mllllean said;
Hjj "I don't propose to get mixed tip In any coh-
Hk troverey. I don't know much about any other
jHt ,;, (hip while the fltct wns off Santiago but tlio
Hb 5 Oregon, nnd I dpn't Intend fo erltlclso anyone.
jHt 5 It Is true thnt flroswero kept unilcrnll the boll-
Bl j. ra of, tne Oregon wlillo she was on blockade.
Ml & I Insisted on thnt, and It' tho only thing for
m , Which I tnko any credit I believe, and my
1 views on thla tlnt are well known In the ser-
Kg ;v vice, that 'In time of war a warship should
Hj be ready for nation at nil timet. She It not
jBS ready If her mnchltiory In-hot ready to workon
Hi fr; signal. Therefore 1 kept tho Oregon tuaed up
Hf all the while."
Hjj K "Wns the Oregon the only ship ol' the fleet
Hi whose bollcra did not contain Bait water?"
Hj f asked the reporter.
IHj p "I don't know about that, but I think not.
Hj p I am pretty suro there was no Bait water In the
IHj ' boilers of the Now Vork or llrooklyn. There
Hf i was, I am told, salt water In tho boilers of the
Hj ' Iowa and Indlann and, I think, tho Massa-
HR ohusctts. Of the latter, however, I am not
Hf certain
Hf "How did It happen that you wore aoie to
H keep your lioilerH llllod with freh water while
Ht '$ other shins hud to use salt?"
HI ' "Thut was all duo to tho wisdom of our doo-
Hf tor. Ho did not Insist that tho water we con-
HJ -. donned for drinklne and cooking should be
H 2 absolutely free Irani salt. It had to be so that
Hf no salt would bo tasted, hut ho did not apply
HI to It the nitrate of stiver test to detect salt.
Hi Had 'l0 done ao I could not hae evaporated
jlta enough sea vv.uer to euiily the needs of the
I (hip, keti my noilors full and at the same
JB'l tlmo inahR up the steam that would bo lost In
IB recondenMng "
til "In order to keep fires under nil your hollers
H all tho time did vou hne to lease the line of
Hj blockade oltencr than any other ship?"
Ml "f am nattcertuln., but I think not. We were
i on blockade from Junn 1 lo .Inly II. and dur-
I ' Ing that tlmo wo eoiiled on bloektulu once and
I k at Unantaiiamo four times. I don't knovr
f i.' how otten the other shli's coaled."
"If run Kent Hies under nil your boilers all
I the tiniaund used onh frenh water, why dldu t
I the other ships dn likewiso "
' .. "I don't know. 1 can only speak for tho
I -, Orezon "
f . "in his article Mr. Warren states that you
I , cae your mini practice nt forced draueht vom-
3 r Ins aiound the Horn and that eae tho Ore-
' Bon s enclne iojiii forco a creat advantage
; Hf f over the forces In tho euulue rooms of the
h. other ships, most of whom had never had any
Hf & forced draught practice."
'The encltix rotu crew of the Orecnn had
' f rractlco at lorced druucht four times on tho
g journey round tho Horn, but it was not mora
I W jirncHce work. Lery time we did It. It wn
I cidred. Oil three occasions the wotk was
I ' done )n order to make tlmo bntween two ulven
I 'f pom'. The fourth time was just after wc had
Jbh !- left liahia, and thouuht wo saw a torpedo boat
-Hf if on the horlou Cnpt. Clark had recelod ht
''BB f liahia a despatch liom tne department stat-
'I ;; Jnc that Cencra had left the Cape duerde J
I :, Islands with u etroue licet of crutsem and
MK J, deep-sea torpedo boats. Tlie hone was ex-
I t pressed In thn depntch that if we met the
f" fleet wo would defnut them,
f ? "Upou roceiilUK that despatch. Cant. Clark
' B called a council of war In his cabin. Heasked
af mo whntl thought of the pioposltlon. I told
Hf him I had heard of easier ones, but I ttmtiuht
,Sf U we d clve a rtod uctount of ourselves. Then
Hf 3 he outlined his nlau, which wns this: bhould we
Mi m fall in with thn tipaniards we n-cro to turn and
HI a. run like the devil. This wouldslrlm: out the
HB & ' cPanfsh tlcet. If the toipedo boats camu on,
jBgH,', w" were to sink them; then. If jiosible, put
fKC out two of the cruisers, one nt n tlmo. and
X- . then tleht tho other two tosether. .ludcinK
HH "T ,,ho result of banlinjro. I think the plan i
fj? would have wurkeu. Well, shortly after lea- .
Jnc Huhta, the lookout reported a torpedo
I boat on the horizon. Everybody rushed to
. quarters and on went the forced rirtueht and
'I away we went. Later, m found the torpedo
iHf "nat to De a merehant ship. Or course this
I Wi practlco nt forced draucht was of creat valuo
tHf h when we camo to the real chase. Kveiy man
Sf gs in the eiiBiue room knew just what the ma-
H mt chinery trould do, because It had beou tried,
Hf wfi- Rnd nhody felt the sllchfost concern on that
SB (core. just set her a-uoiuB and she went."
i9J iinooxrony viout is ii.lixois.
Hf W More Thnn 100 Knits Already C'nuird by un
H Unoxprctrd Klse In I'rlcr.
fl ; AncoiA, III., Dee. 2il There Is new trouble
Hj ft; for the broom-oru merchants of this nelchbor-
H? hoid n-hlch promises un abundance or lecal
'Hj 'h work In the courts for the comlnc term. In '
H 5. erery suit filed the case will read: "To re-
,H f plevln op of broomcorn unlawfully held by '
'Hj W When broom com was selllne freely at $00 a
iHj g, tonafew weeks nco the brokers ofircola,Tus- i
H cola. Mattoon, Hulllvan, Charleston, and other
'Hj points scoured the district and boucht up !
' I nearly alljt he brush In the farmers' bands. At
k tnat time iit) was atop pilco, nntl very fow
gf people looked for an advance: henaa sales I
Wt X . "' almost uiilvuib.il. Much of this brush I
Hf sf was boucht -lth tho unclerstandlne that it was I
aH- i?,e ill"ed at the option of the purehaseis. i
I this provision belntr made on account of the '
scarcity nt can. for htoroce. .
Klneo then tlio hrui.li has cone to $100 a ton
and there appears to beadlspositlon on the part '
of soino of Mm fnniieiB torefiibe to deliver an
less than the pp-aenc market price. In ono
instan;. c "ertain farmers who ban sold for SMI
and who hud rocolved SlUiOiroin tho broker to
clinch the baicahi. recently hauled the brush
to JInttoon nnd fold It tounother buveratSHO
5i'?n,' 'liei an; caos or this kind ufl over the
f r district, and no fewer thun a hundtcd replevin
Hj i auiUure already tiled.
P irr itunar.AitiKs at xi:r roiti.
H b, Mr. Dudley Unit Two Wntrhdoer , but They
Hj .t "'d -vt bnvn Ills floods.
H ft' Two prlvato residences in Xow Dorp, btatan
ffi Island, were burclarlzod on Sunday night and
W the thlevos escaped with their booty. The
:H houses entered were those of William A. Es-
H aalssyu. in Maple avenue, and I'rederlck W.
H DjyM'ft "t tlie comer of Xow Dorp lane und
H f Tenth street. An entrance was effected In
m r S01' CBx,0 '3Flnf ",,le window of the first
L floor. Mr Dudley has two arce watchdocs
I' But they w; re tied up In the buck arl nnd
9 I AT nonolso. The main Hoot of Mr. Essil-
$ (tyu s houo was ransucked, and, with the ex-
' yepilon of six hpoons. nil the solid sllverwnre
, Infthe house was taken borne sliver-olateil
M ware was left behind Other articles, inolud-
We l?0 PB.W "vercoats, were also takn, and
' ilr' l-fl"tyn's loss is pluved at Sl'Jf). i'rom
,H I Ml 1,U'1IJ"' residence artlelos o' decoration
i!Pe '0Kelry- lKar? anrI '" overcoat were
taken. His loss fa paced at $50.
H & '" Ittot, Three Killlngt, Many Rtnb.
Hj btnei ouil a Dozen Fires I'eutures of a,
I Dallas, Toi Deo. l.-nonry Hunt was
S killed this ovenlnu by Thomas Purvis as he
' H WM "tandlne In the doorway of a saloon at 10.1
H Aahland avenue. Hunt's head was nearly blown
'H i 'rol hla shoulders by a charuo of buckshot
H fired at close lanse,
H " H had a ,45-calJbre pistol ready to shoot
IBj Purvis, but was not aulek enouch to cot In a '
H ; Btot Purvis is in jail. Hunt hid been drink- I
' a4Tih1mV"'r,nd IUrUB 8UrB had t,,reat"ed to
m THi'il.iy!IM ibo"1 ,h.n mn,t "dtlnr Christmas
H I Diillas has known for years. Thero havo iSen
;, jeores or drunken brawls, a race "lo three
f mi'il!,n." ",u"y nhblne A dozen or
'" TThere Yesterday's rires Were.
H i .,t',U'"'lB' StS Wc" ro,i' '"ond 'trtct, danites
H Wfllae, e.oo, 4i and l3 V.t Tw.nt).founU
HHr ,,r, "'""tt TUntlrtj Coiiipiny, daiuaguopo i
II J'80- M fw.nly.third itrt-et, !.' J, (ir'miu'
I H damage ;n, u -MJ Pitt Hrv.1, U.imtn Untr
I Ii balamaa(damaiVwiilii. Mi?,".Au ,
The Gfttpper of tlie rirata Chanced the
Antidote on Jnck and lie Quit Salllne.
"Jack loved llio ea Ilka n Notweglan," said
the skipper, "and like most Norwegians he
docs not know-how to swim. Ho had been salt
lne with mo In Jamaica Day and In tho Sound
for more than three years, and yet he hardly
knew tho difference between the anchor and
tho mainsail. If I told him to haul on tho'
throat halliards, ho would like as not let
ovcrythlnu so by tlio run nnd set the ship's
company swearing. We could not keep him'
off tho Pirate with a cannon We did not object
to him because of his lack of knowledge ubout
n boat, but because, ho had the falllne-ovor-board
habit, Whonover we went about Jack
was almost suro to bo slltlne on tho top of the
cabin. Homctlmcs ho dodged the boom when
1 1 swuuir ov or, and sometimes the boys grabbed
him by tho legs nnd hauled him out of dancer,
but most times the boom kuockod Jaok over
board. - "Thon we had lo bring tho Tlrate around be
fore tho wind and put utter him. He usually
was nearly half drowned before we reached
him, nnd. after llshing him out and rolling him
on a beer kotr (which Is a good tiring to tnko as
ballast when von have u man along with the
fallltig-ovurbonrd habit), wo dosed liliu with
whiskey, which we always carried forinedic
Ilia use .lack would nevor revive thoroughly
until he hud nt least a,hulfd07en pulls at
tlio botllo Wo noticed, as tho falllnc
overhoard habit grew on hlin. It ruiiulrod
mora and muro whlskoy to bring him to. Ho
Rot to be very expensive Often thoro was no
uiinr for medicinal purposes attor Jack had
fallen overboard several tlmos on n cruise. The
last tlmo he disappeared under Jamaica Ilay
ho stayqd down so long that we thought
hit had droppc through Into the China Hia.
hen ho camo up hu seemed to bo pretty badly
fiiKgvd out. Wo were tied up at the wharf and
luck hud stopped Into the air Instead of Into
the Pirate.
"We had not taken the stores aboard,
and wo did not hnvo n drop of whis
key, but there was n bottle of sarsaparllla
In tho cabin left over from a rormer cruise,
and wo poured some of that down Jnck's
throat. To our surprise he revived almost Im
medlatoly. HoopcuedlilRnyes.spluttorcd as If
ho had taken n dose of nosty m.xllolne. and
jxclnlmed brokenly: "What the devil was that?"
vo told lilm, and he went off again, nftergasplng
V hlskey I" We gave him another dose of sarsa
parllla. Ho opened his eyes nnd lookod reproach
fully at us and murmured with all the feebleness
he could orowd Jnto his olee for whiskey. I
realbedtheu that Jnck had been playing It on
us. I told him thnt we had no whiskey aboard
nnd t hut wo had decided not to carry any more,
but that If ho would like to havo another drlnk
cr sarsaparllla. which seemed to do him good,
ho could have Borne. Jnck got up nnd left tlio
boat and he has not sailed with us since."
Qurisxs svPEitrisona vsklksst
JIny Get No Money to Spend Next Year and
Iinve to Fight for Kxlttenre.
Considerable uncertainty surrounds the fu
ture of the Queens County Hoard of Super
visors. With the erection of Nassau connty
out of a portion of Queens and the withdrawal
of tho Supervisors from the three towns com
prising the new county. It leaves Queens coun
ty Identical In territory with the borough of
Queens. There wassom? doubt In the minds
of the financial officers of the city of New
Vork last year as to the right of the Hoard of
Supervisors to hold and control any money ac
cruing from taxes collected within the bor
ough. The matter wns carried to the courts,
and a decision rendered favorable to the Su
pervisors. This year, however, different con
ditions prevail. To all Intents and purposes
Queens oounty Is the borough of Queens, and
thero can be no sensible reason for n dual
government In that aectlon of the big city.
A uumbar of ofllclals who have been spoken
to uiion the subject are of the opinion that the
courts will rule.agalnst the Supervisors next
year. The. board may be permitted to exist,
hut It will have little if any power. Should
Comptroller Coler be sustained In the event
of his declining to turn over any funds to
County Treasurer PhipDS of Queens oounty.
the treasury of the county would be empty and
there would be little for the Supervisors to do
In the way of business. It Is pretty well un
derstood In the borough of Queens that the
Hoard of Supervisors will havo to establish Its
right to live next yenr In the courts. There will
be little need for its services, as those de
partments of the county government that
must exist can be easily provided for from the
city departments. Tho courts' funds and
funds to meet the expenses of the District At
torney's and Sheriff's offices can be looked
a.,ter h,?, theTregular financial officers of the
clJy', lbe bounty Superintendents of Poor
will hare nothing to do after Jan, 1. and as
for County Treasurer Philips nnd his staff of
clerks, t is confidently predicted thnt their
office will be an Idle one durlne the coming
Says It Clears lilt Political View to Talk
with the ConcrMiman,
Otrtkr Bat. Dec. 20. Congressman Lucius
M. Llttauer was the only man who came to
Oyster Hay to-day to talk politics with Col.
HodaQvolt. Whon the Governor-elect was In
the Legislature. Llttauer was also In Albany
nnd they formed a fat friendship, and when
ever the political situation becomes compli
cated. Col. Itoosevelt finds that he clears his
mind by talking with Littauor.
Ex-Asscmblyraau John Williams of Byra
ciiRii. n candidate for tho Commisslonershlpot
Labor Statistics, who was expected to-day. did
not appear.
It was said to-day that It looked as If An
drews had n, better chance to be appointed
Adjutnnt-Oenornl than any one else. Those
who oxiiressml this opinion said thnt they
formed their Ideas auite independently of the
appointment of any New York city man to be
Superintendent of Public Works. As The Son
lias said before, however, the appointment of
Major Andrews Isllkolyto be only temporary.
It Is understood that Col. Itoosevelt has heard
from Oen. Orcene. nnd that Col. Itoosovelt and
l'C.n.mre('?,e iYA!l meet omowhero to-morrow.
William (.Whitney. Cant. Paget, the Hrltlsh
naval attache' and Capt Paget's brother worn
vis tors to Col. itoosovelt this morning. They
called to extend the courtesies of the season.
A?."i'.niJad.?W0,?.h,t.h" A.ljutui.t of Gen. Mer
rltt at Mniiiln. dined with Col. Hoosevolt to-"'"JL1-
John Jacob Astor has declined a place
'n'l'i the Ooyori!or, 9 Bt?fr- ana his place has been
filled by Mr. tloddard.
A Whole Household Made III and Bar
tender Naef Dead.
Patkrron. N. J.. Dec. 20.-County Physician
McBrldo Is Investigating the cause of the death
of Adolf Nacf. a bartender at Mrs. Mario Tlsch
ler's hotel at Water and Northwest streets.
There is a suspicion that his death was due to
poison. Mrs. Tlsehler. Fritz Hagadorn. a hired
man ; Marie Lotz, a domestic s Fritz Zereffand
Felix Huber. boarders, and Naef breakfasted
together. The breakfast consisted of pan
cakes, colTeo. and rolls. Before It was
ovor all were complaining and Mrs. Tlseh
ler wns taken with violent nausea. Naef
drank some glngor and brandy and contlnuod
at work, but In the evening he died after an
hour of Intense agony. All the others have re
covered except Huber. Hoseemedto have re
covered, but lie was taken 111 again to-night.
It was thought at first that poison had been
rait In the milk while this hung out de the
door before It was taken in In the morning, but
It is now hellevod that the poison. If there was
any. was put In tho rolls. Henry Gecrlnc. who
uts sts Huber in his business, ate with the
rest, but he ate no rolls and he escaped Illness
A Former Slave Who Served with an Indi
ana neglment to Oet Via a Month.
LouisvjLLr. Ky Deo. 20.-Atint' Luoy
Nlckols, who served In the Twenty-third In
diana Volunteers during the civil war, has
been notified by the Pension Bureau that the
President has signed a speolal bill giving
her a pemlon of J12 a month. She was a
slave and escaped with her husband and little
girl from her master. They julned the r"g
my nt at Bolivar, Tenn. The husbaad wis
kill"', and the wife took up hii Trifle 7nd
marched In his stead. She Is a member of the
O. A, It. poit at New A ban v. just aoross the
river, and takes part, In all the parades, "ear
In her old soldier olothes. Kne lives fn New
Albany. She It about 70 year old. but Is still
strong, and wanted to enlist In the New AI
bany company duilng the war with BpalnT
riLhop McL.rrn'i Million In Porto nice.
Ciiicaoo. Dec. 2fl.-Blshop William E. MeLaren
of the Diocese of Chicago has decided to accept
the mission to Porto Blco. for which he was
chofen by the Episcopal Conference In Wash.
Ineton. and will start for the Island this winter
lion rl",rl,w'11 he purely one of Investlta-
To Cur a Cold In Una Day
Take Laxative Dromo Quinine Tablata. All rtr,i,rl.i.
refund the money if , falls to cw. iai Tba'SJr
auubaa L. II. Q. on each talet,-J. c' x'" "'
rnontEntTT has cuokki it i.v
Two Hop Growers Who Have Juit Drought
13 Carloads of Hops to TJew York lie
port That All Are Uxpnntlonltts Out
Their Wny-Unthtislnitlo Oyer McKlnley.
The Hon. W. J. Shlnn, who was n, member
of the first State Legislature In Washington,
and W. II. Ovorlook, owner, with him. of tlie
extensive Meeker farm In King county, la the
Concepts district made notable by Jim Ham
Lew It. aro In New York for a few day, having
brought on n train ofjhlrtcea cars loaded with
hops from their farm for a brewing ooncerh
here. They lay that the changed commercial
conditions have overthrown Populism In tho
West and that that part of the country may be
counted on to vote for Bound money and na
tional honesty hereafter.
"Bltice the election of McKlnley," Mr.
Shlnn said yesterday, "there has been n steady
and continuing Improvement In conditions in
Washington, and I think It Bafo to say that tho.
folly of lttKl. when a Populist Legislature wns
elected, will not be repeated. That Legisla
ture enacted laws Inimical to capital that made
It hard for us to got money to develop tho re
sources of the State. Fortunately our Su
preme Court decided that tho woist statutes
were unconstitutional, nnd men with money
to lend are now readv to accommodate us.
"The Improved commercial conditions be
gan with the fanners and have spread
through every trade and profession. Our
lumber Interests are picking up and there Is
no doubt In my mind that within n few j ears
great strides will be made In the development
of themlnoral resources of the State, which
are practically Inexhaustible, Throughout our
State and In the whole West tho iwople aro en- l
thtislastlo over President MoKlnley, and In
this there is a mnrked eluwgo from the condi
tions of a year ago. Atone time It wns tho
general opinion that the President was weak
In regard to our attitude toward Spain and tho
neoplo were much dlssatlslled with him.
hen we learned how firm wns (ho position
he had taken there came n great change, and
the vlotory which the ltepuhllcnns won this
fall ivas largely due to the fact that the voters
wanted to testify to their !oalty to the Prosi.
dent. Congressman Jntnos Hamilton Lowls,
who Is one of the most tiopular men In the
Stato among the voters, was defeated largely
because of the attitude hi took toward the Ad
I ministration.
'Theiieople of Washington nre anxious to
see the Nlenrugua Canal built, because It will
open a market for the products of the State.
The lumber Interest, for one. Is strongly In
favor of It. because it will rlvo them an oppor
tunity to plnco their timber lu the Eastern
marKet. tuning men. lariuurn hdu uuniueta
men favor It for similar reasons As to ex
pansion, we are In favor of It. There is no
fear among Westerners of competition with
cheap labor from Hawaii or tho Philippines.
Tho people of those countries oannot do the
work which our neopto do, and they could not
bo substituted for them at any rate of wages,
Desldes, the annexation of Hawaii has already
(suited In the etjb'l"limant of two lines of
steamships from Seattle and other business
extensions In this direction are looked for. Tlie
residents of Seattle have grown accustomed
to the stream of people hurrying to the Klon
dike, and their presence In the city is not no
tlcod now as It was at first. 1 think that moro
money has been spent getting to the gold
fields thnn hns been taken out of them, but
thev are undoubtedly very rich.
'"I here has been some talk about sectional
feeling uga!n.t the East on the part of West
erners, but It has been by demagogues. Thero
never was any such foiling of sufficient ac
count to be noticed. Unsuccessful people
with us are envious, just ns they nre In other
parts of the world But the good times have
made it possible for everybody who Is willing
to work to live comfortably, and we look for
prosperity and growth lu the future."
MOrEilEXT.I Of irAltSUIl'H.
The Oregon and Iowa ArTtve at Callao,
Peru The Resolute nt Havana.
WAsniNOTOK, Deo. 2d. Tho arrival of the
battleships Iowa and Oregon at Callao, Tcni.
this morning was reported to the Navy Depart
ment to-day by Capt. Barker of the Orecon.
The supply Bhlp Celtic, which accompanied the
battleships from New York, reached Callno last
night. The threo vessels will remain nt Callao
awaiting orders from the Navy Department us
to their future movements. They will be
directed to proceed to Manila by way of Hono
lulu, but the Iowa will go up the coast to Baa
Francisco before starting across the Pacific,
while the Oregon and the Celtic will go
straight from Callao to Honolulu. Tho reason
for this decision In regard to the Iowa cannot
be learned.
Commodore Cromwell cables the Navy De
partment from Havana to-day announcing the
arrival there yesterday of the Iteo!ute. nnd
that he Immediately hoisted his flag on her.
Since Admiral tftmpson's departure Commo
dore Cromwell Is the runklng naval officer nt
A telegram to the Navy Department from
Admiral Dewoy says that the colllor Vigilant
had arrived ut Manila with her coal on fire. No
paitlcularsvvore given.
The collier Htoiling has arrived at Monte
video on her wuy to Norfolk. She was one of
the vessels Bent ahead of the battleships Iowa
and Oiegon to supply them with coal on their
voyage to tho Pacific. She landed herenrgo
at Punta Arenas, In the btralts of Magellan,
and then started back.
The Algonquin and Onondnga to Be Placed
in Coiunilmlon In n Few Days.
WAsniNOTON. Deo. 2d. It Is expected that
the new revenue cutters Algonquin and Otion
,dago will be placed In commission by the
Treasury Department within a vveok. These
vessels are among the finest nnd fastest ships
In the revenuo service, and worn built at Clove
land for use on tho great lakes exclusively.
They had been completed and were about to go
into commission when tho Spanish war broko
out. und they wero ordered to be brought
around Into the Atlantic by way of the St. Law
rence. It was found Impossible to steam
through the canals on account of thoir
length, nnd tho vessels wero shortened
by several feet. For some time the Al
gonquin has been nt Philadelphia and
the Onondaga at Boston undercoingcompletlon
and n thorough fitting out for service. It was
believed some tlmo ago that the Algonquin
and the Onondaga would bo assigned to rluty in
connection with the revenuo business of Cuba
and Porto ltlco. but it hns beon decided that
wooden vessels, requiring less frqquont bottom
bcrnnine. nro better adapted to nse In these
tropical waters. The new vessels about to go
into commission will be used on the AtJantio
coast, the Algonquin between New York and
Cano Hatteras and tho Onondaga on tho coast
of Massachusetts. Word has boon received at
the Treasury Department that the Algonquin
Is ready for Instant sorvlco and that the Onon
daga will be ready In two or three days.
moors foii ciEypuroos.
The Sixth Ohio Expected to Sail from
Charleston on the Mlnnewatku To-day.
CnAnLESTON. S. 0 Deo. 20,-The transport
Mlnnewaskn, Capt. Olbbons. arrived to-day
from Hnvana nnd Is now loading for another
trip to Cuba. She will take from this port the
Sixth Ohio Infantry, which has beon in camp
at Knoxville, Tenn., and Gen. Bates and tho
headquartorsHtnfrof the First Division. She
wlllgototleiifuegos. It Is tho plan that tho
Mlnnewaska shallsail to-morrow morning.
Iliroo thousand trpops are to embark for
Cuba at this port In the next three days.
Deaths of Soldlers.at Manila.
Washington, Doe. 20,-The death list of the
United States troops In.the Philippines for Inst
week, received at the War, Department to-day
In a telegram from Gen, Otis, Is as follows:
Ded. 15-Frank'M. Knouse. private. Company
C, First Nebraska, drowned in I'aslg Itlver, ac
cident. Dec. 18 Marwln M, Carleton, Sergeant.
Company E. Thirteenth Minnesota, gunshot
wound, accident. Dee. llt-Fred Tailor pri
vate. Company K Firstr Nebraska, ty Hiolii
fever. Deo. 20-Prank O. Hayden. pr "ate.
I ompanyD. Fourteenth Infantry, ulcer of the
stomach: Joseph ll.-WiUu. rrlvate, Com any
L. Tvyeiity-third Infantry. smallpox; DavidL
Saunders, private. Company I, First Colorado
smallpox. Nov. 21t-0lo O, Hugberg. Sergeant
Company D. First Idaho, exhaustion following
typhoid fever, not previously repoitod.
18th Ileelment to Gtv a "Bay In Camp,"
The war battalion of the Thirteenth Itegl-
ment, under the command of Major George D
?.mne' !r,"1'lTV,n Illustration of a "day In
xfmp, i -,l. Ule Sumner avenue armory in
Brooklyn to-morrow night. Major ItusseU
1n,'?i."'t '''i" old regiment will hem "stored
Into the service of the Statu shortly alUr the
new year.
Trophy ftunboatl Going to Fortimonth.
EKTEB.N. H..Dec. 20,-Word wus received
at (he Portsmouth Navy Yard to-day that tho
captured Bpaulsh gunboats Alvarado and Ban.
i0?Jy'$d "Ave thereon Thursda? of tldi
aorwpaln.' once co luto the dry dock
Smalt ICxcnae for Young or Old Who Went
Hungry Yeaterdny In Now York.
Christmas comes but once a year ordina
rily, but this yenr there waa a sort of double
header. Sunday, which was Christmas ac
cording (o tho calendar, waa ohlnfly given up
to religious servlccs-a spoclos of oelebratlon
which. In tho minds of the younger generation
at least, (loos not entirely All the bill. The
secular part of the celebration cams yesterday,
when tho festnl Yule tree dropped Its ripened
fruits Into hundreds of eager hands and exten
sively vacant personal Interiors were filled even
tooVerflowlngwl.li the turkey and cranberryand
pie which hiakeih the heart clad and tho stom
ach ache if taken In excessive quantities, as
was commonly the caso. Not only were the
children looked aflor. but many hungry grown
ups also were fed.
What was probably tho largest dinner. In
the matter of food consumed, was hold at tho
Mission of the Immaoulato Virgin, Great Jonas
street and Lafnyette place, where 1,500 men
stood In line accumulating appetites for two
hours before tho entlng began. They cracked
jokes and danced breakdowns and pushed and
shoved good-untiiredly to kdop warm, and
when tho doors wero thrown open at noon
they let out combination yell of thanksgiv
ing that was ns unanimous nn effort as any
slogjn ovor heard on a football field. The ta
llies in tne tug nail wero arranged to accom
modate ."100 men at n sitting, and when the
fifth relay had ooino and gone there was mi
Interesting but not valuable collection of frag
ments left.,
President Krnnk Tllford of tho Bank of New
Amstonlamgaveft'dlnnerat AdclphlHnlHn tho
afternoon to tho llroidvvay newsboys, to whlnh
about 50J "nnwsios" sat down nnd wore hardly
iiblo to rise again. Mrs. Howard Gould gave
a dinner at tlio Berkeley Lyceum to 100 poor
boys and girls at 2 o'clock.
Tho Woman's Itemibltean Club of tho Seven
teenth Assembly district gavo n Christmas
party at 8.1S Ninth avenue at 3 o'clock which
was largely attended, and Incidentally held a
fort of n leuuloii of their own At the Tomp
kins Square Judging House I). Willis James,
in behalf of the Children's Aid Society, pro
vided n feast for the youngsters, and In the
evening Mrs. William H. Dode. Jr.. or the
snnio society, gavo a dinner to the girls at the
Lllzabeth Home for Girls. At the German
Hospital a Christmas festival was held from
4 o clock to (I. Christmas dinners were fur
nished by the Manhattan East Side Mission
and the Oromoriie Mission. The Tough Club,
which Isn't nearly ns bad as Its nnmo and
doesn't try to be. gave a celebration for the
joung people ot tho neighborhood In the club
rooms. 27 Grove etreet. nt 2 o'clock In the af
ternoon. At the Young Men's Institute. 223
Bowery, the house was lipndsomely Jecorated
and there was nn exhibition of relics of tho
late war. The Institute was represented In
the war by seventy-two members, a number
or whom enlivened the celebration ycslerdny
by telling stories of the fighting.
,. In..,,ie. evening there was a celebration nt
the Mariners' Temple. 1 Henry utreet.1 Wil
liam M. Fields gov e a newsboys' and bootblacks'
dinner nt the Braco Memorial Lodging House,
And at the Fogg 1,odicltig House tor Girls there
was a tree and a distribution nr presents.
Commander Booth-Tucker and hit staff offi
oersol the Salvation Army made the rounds
ot the barracks during the day on two tally-ho
coaches, from which they held brief services
at point along the course.
Christmas Tree Society Makes 8,B0D Chil
dren Hnppy Snlvntton Army Dinners.
More than 2,500 children received presents
In tho Bijou Theatre In Brooklyn yesterday.
Tho affair was glvon bv tho Christmas Tree
Society, of which Mrs. Frank Slttig Is Presi
dent. Manager Harry Kennedy of tho Bijou
nlso presented a special Christmas pantomime,
which amused tho youngsters for nearly nn
hour. Then tho children went wild when the
jingling ot slolghbells was hoard, and Bantn
Claus. seated in a great sleigh, was drawn on
tho stage by a horse. After tho horse had
dragged tho slolgh across the stage a curtain
wbb drawn usldo. and a Christmas tree thirty
five feet tall, und laden with nil kinds of toys,
was pre-ented to the youngsters.
Postmaster Francis H. Wilson, who presided,
then made a short address, and Mrs. Slttig nnd
other women connected .with the Christmas
Tree Society began to distribute tho gifts.
Lacli child received somo kind of a toy. ns well
as a box of candy and an orange, unothou
fand pairs of mittens were also given away,
and each little girl received a doll. Tho chil
dren were kept In their proper places by Deputy
Internal llovenuo Collector John Burns. Capt.
Frank Elliott. Edward L. Stryker. Samuel II.
Andrews and other members of tho Invincible
Club o the Twenty-third ward. There wore a
number of presents on hand when all the chil
dren had beon romombered. They will be
given away ut another place on Friday.
Hundreds of poor people received aubstantlnl
Christmas dinners at the various stations of
the Salvation Army In Brooklyn yesterday.
The money to defray the expenses of the din
nors was obtained by voluntary subscription.
Fropoaed Chrlatmns Concert by the Prison
ers Postponed to New Year'a.
Yesterday passed very quietly at the Tombs
Prison. Warden Uagan had expected to hold a
concert lu the afternoon In which entertain
ment wns to be furnished by volunteers from
among the prisoners, but it was decided to
postpone this celebration until New Year's.
Turkey, chicken, mince pie and other good
thliiejs wero sent down by tho Department of
Chanties, and every prisoner had u good
Christinas dlnnor. The discipline or the prison
was relaxed to somo extent, and Instead of
two hours' exerci-e for ouch of the squads the
tlmo was extended to four hours. In the after
noon, between 4 and 5 o'clock, tho tulsouers
wore permitted to talk with each other for u
short time,
Wtudon Hagan said that all his prisoners.
Including the Moores and Mrs. Vermeulo, were
111 the best of spirits, und that ChrKtmus
greetings wero exchanged by all throughout
the day.
Knt End Chrlatmns Tree In Wllllnmaburg.
The East End Christmas Tree Committee of
Williamsburg entertalnod 2,200 poor children
in tho Amphlon Theutre yostotday morning.
The children on entering tho building were
provided with a small American flag each and
each received Inter a box of candy and some
toyB. Congressman Charles G. Bennett was
the ChulrmanofthomuBlc.il entertainment and
II. lotrKon Gtay Impersonated Santa Claus.
lormor Major lieder'ck W. Wurster made a
patriotic address. Mrs. Walter J. Barron Is tho
President of the committee. It was organized
four years ago and Its members comprise tho
upper, social set In the eastern district of
Chrlatmaa Dinner for Batlrnad Men.
The railroad branch of the Young Men's
Christian Association at Long Island City gave
a Christmas dlnnor yesterday to the employees
of the Long Island Itallroad Company In the
association building at 45 Borden avenue. Din
ner was ready at 10 o'clock in the morning,
nndwassorved until 7 o'clock In the evening.
(Jver : 100 railroad men availed themselves of
the association'" invKatlon. Thn dinner was
under tho diiectlou of Neuson Jones, Secretary
of the association.
Gov. Ilnttliist Mukei Gifts to Poor Children.
nAiinisnuno, Pa, Deo. 20. Governor and
Mrs. Hastings distributed candy, frjilt and
gifts to more than COO, poor children at the
Lxecutlvo Mansion to-d,ay. It has been their
Christmas custom.
Church Hell Creates nn Uproar,
Atlantic City, N.J., Deo. 20. An old Are
bell was presented to the First M. E. Church
last week by Its neighbor, tho Neptune Fire
Company, whose members had purchased a
larger ono. Yesterday the bell tolled for the
first tlmo calling worshlppora to church. The
sonorous tones ot the bell did more than wa
expected. Old volunteer firemen, who had re
(loaded to Its alarm in lyears passed, forgot
the new mission of the bell, and In a jiffy were
out of bed and hurrying in uniform to tho fire,
house The I ell tol ed away without Interrup
tion, which, undor tho tules governing the do
partnioiit. announces a terrible disaster In
live minutes the englno houso was crowded
with ilrcmen and frightened citizens to learn
of the uproar. They had quite a laugh whin
they found out their mistake.
Two More Arretted for Flat Robbery.
Harry L. Kirk, who took all the valuables
from the flat or hit father, George E. Kirk, of
2472 Seventh avenue, while the latter was
away with an engineer corps lu Porto Rico
I47th Htreetd '" n'B,lt 'D 8al00n on Wc8t
i.T',,,0T.Ioro.'Mu,1r'i21 WW IJ. of .101 West
l.'hth street, was also arrested, as he had the
i'in?,'1 ' f k,'it,i for th0 o n goods In his pSio.
125UthB1.,?e!.',1say?i?i?.r0 lOQVeti UP '" " S
Tho police believe that they, with Abraham
Ackormau. the choir singer, w 10 was arrested
cue! Y ' U Wors tb only oneali the
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nrlngi IIli Bat to Brooklyn, bnt Martin
Cognlns Hml Sent n Warning from the
Windy City to John Cogglut and Nobody
Will llnck nit llnndt Agalntt the Stick.
About six weeks ago thero &me to Martin
CoHglns's handball court In Chicago a well-drcftsod.'plensaht-mannored
young foreigner
who Introduced himself as a South American
Interested In tho game. In such English as ha
had ha explalnod that his name was Eugenlo
Cnsselll, nnd that he came from the Argen
tine Ilcpubllc, whore games analogous to hand
ball, played with bats, racquots, and long
sleeve cloves, nre very popular. Ho had seen
Amorlcan handball playoJ and liked It very
much; so having heard of Mr. Coggtns's oourt
and the excellence of tho gamo nut Up there
he had stopped In Chicago on his travels across
the continent to visit the place. Also ho had
ventured to bring with him the small bat with
which ho was accustomed to play.
" Vor' easy for play, re pala," Bald Mr. Cassellt
producing his little woo Jon bat. " Hit ze ball
ver hard."
Upon Invitation of Mr. Cogglns he went Into
the court.whlch chanced to bo empty, and began
knocking tho ball around, Wlillo he was thus
engaged Jimmy Barry, the prizefighter, who
plays a very good game of handball, camo In
and was much amnzed to see the exhibition ot
dexterity which tha strangor wns giving,
" Ho'b a lively one, and no mistake," said tho
pugilist: "but he and his sawed-off olub would
bo a mark for a man with a good pair of hands
at that."
"Go In and give him a gamo, Jimmy," sug
gested Cogglns.
"I'll just do It If he wants to play me. and I'll
put up a little wad of money to back myself,"
replied tho pugilist.
"Bot?" Bald the stranger whon the proposi
tion was made to him. "Bet money? Bnlr
talnlco, I bot."
"How much?" asked Barry.
"Oh, money. Any kind to please ze gentle
man." "Any kind, hey? Well, that's tho kind I'm
looking for. How's fifty?"
"Fifty good."
" Maybe you'd like more. Seventy-five strike
"Beventy-flve alia right."
"But a hundred's better, hey?" satd Barry.
"Yos. hundred bettor." agreod the visitor,
Imperturbubly. "Two hundred more better
This was carrying the war Into the enemy's
country, for Barry's original Intention was to
Play for not moro than $50, and his offers
wero made father as a bluff than with any ex
pectation that they would be taken up; but his,
opponent had produced a fat roll of bills and ob
viously meant business. Tho match was finally
mado for $180, Barry assuring his friends that
he would mako short work ot the "Glimy," In
that expectation he went into the court, but ho
found his little opponent a suprlslngly hard
hitter and a man of such agility that with the
nddod reach given by his small bat It was al
most Imposslblo to put a ball where he could
not get it back to the front wall. While
the visitor lilt high and not very hard
he held the match well in hand through
out and won tho money, if not with
conspicuous case, nt least with some
thlngto spare. His pcrformnnoo so impressed
Mr. William McGurn. one of the best players lu
Chicago, that that geutloman saw In Catsellla
good opportunity to win money, for while the
foreigner's gamo was better than Barry's, it
had shown no points which Indicated that It
was to bo ranked with Medium's. But thero
were points about C'nsscllPs game which Iiad
not manifested themselves In the contest -witnessed
by Mcnurn. bomo of thorn appeared
when tho Chicago man went uu ogalnat that
game for a stake of $1100 a side.
" array near game." remarked the visitor at
tho conclusion of the match, us ho pocketed the
monoy: and. indeed, it appeared like a close
game, which was what he meant, an the soore
was not uneven at any point in the play.
beeral other matches wore made by various
enthuIasts who wore euger lo pit their hands
against tho little wooden bat of the South
American forsums of money, und In each cne
the money went to the vvlelder of the but.
linully the visitor offered to play any two
men In Chicago As llls-gerald. tho Irish
champion, was Hvimr thorc, this seemed
like u bit of foolish bravado, but If
the visitor ehoso to make such a break
it was nnf the ImqlnAMR nr fltlt linnllmll hlnn.M
to enlighten him. Moreover, it was well that
ho be relieved of somo of tho money which ho
had won so steadily. Martin Cogglns and i itz
gcrnld accepted his challonge for SHOO a side,
nnd tho result vvvs regurdod ns u "Ioad
Plpe cinch." Bets wero plenty that
the visitor wouldn't get a game out of
the entire match. Whon tlie mutch came on
there occurred what the crowd was pleased to
regard as a marked rovors.il of form. Instead
or Cttssolli not getting u game it was tlie pair
against him who dldn t got a cumu.und the
highest score which they mado lu any game
of tho match was 13 to his 21. On that oc
casion be showed what ho could really
dn with his llttlo woolen bat. and there
after there was no chance for him to get any
bets, oven though ho kindlyofferedtoplayFitz
geruld undCogginH again and givetliem a third
partner It they wished Thoy didn't wish, lu
all CusselU'B visit to ( hlcugo netted him up
ward of $l.b00. After this gumo ho dropped his
hat for a time and w cut Into tho game with his
hands, At the straight handball lie wa.-a match
fpranyof them except Fitzguruld. wlio is far
tlio superior of any of tho other Chicago
men. In the course of tune, seeing that there
was no market for bets ugalnst him there. Cas
selll announced his Intention of coming on
Last. Theteupon Martin Cogglns sat down
and wrote a letter to his brother. Prof. John
Cogglns or tho Brooklyn Handball Club, in the
course ol which lie said:
"If n good-looking little fellow who doesn't
speak muili Lngllsh comes In to seo you treat
Mm right, for he't, a w hlto man und can put
up a good game with his hands. But Ifhes
t? i. spring n match oil you with his.
llttlo bat ho calls It u pala you drop. The
llttlo hat Is a little joker, and vou can
wrlto that ((own In your book When he
wants to baton It. ) ou look the other way. If
you've got so much money thut It keeps you
abovo your weight, you better buy mo a Christ
mas prtsent with it. or invest It In Coney
Island real estate, or mako a flro and keen
vvarm. Only don't p!ayCos,e) tor it. because,
thoro s lota ot other ways you can get rid or it
without bo much trouble"
Tho very day alter the letter came a nattily
ilrecscd young .foreigner dropped Into tho
Brooklyn Handball Club's court on Dograw
street, near Court, und asked if strangers were
permitted to play there. Now thero is a law of
the club, not In the constitution cr by-laws, but
all tho more stringent for that rea
eon, enjoining hospltullty upon all the
members toward whosoever la loanywayin
torosUal In tho gamo of handball. If the visitor
is a Pluyor ho will llnd a number of enthusiasts
ready to give him a game. If he Isa novice ho
will bo welcomed none the less hospital
ab v and the fine points of tho sport
wil be explained lo him and even Il
lustrated it it be a "olubi'ay" bysiiehmas
tors of the game as Phil Casey, who has re
tired from the world's championship without
ever Having met defeat, and Is known ns tho
dean of the gamo In this country: Prof. Cog-
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carrier i this Iron Is absorbed from your
food, and Is called ferratln in medical
science. If you feel Jndisposed, ner.
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fresh air Is fully utilized to feed the
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physical condition is quickly re-cstab.
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do not hurt the teeth.
50 tabltti In a box. Sold by all drti&Uts.
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Bins. Billy Sohmldt. tho "Student") cx-Alder-man
Dunne nnd his two sons, a trio of craok
players: Jerry MoMahon. and many others. .
lor tho benefit of tho visitor a four-hnndod
mntoh was made up for him nfter ho had Intl
mnted his willingness to play, nnd he noqulttod
hi in soil qui to brilliantly, though his method ot
using his hands was entirely different from .
tho, sclontlQo stroke used by tho Brooklyn
Club men. Instead of the quick, snappy
drlvo f mm ofosc. to tho body, which sends
tho ball tho lengthof tho court wit Ii tho speed
ofnbullotorllftslthlgh on the front wall nc
cordlng as It Is dlteoted. the stranger swung
stiff-armed In a manner whloh merited the
criticism of ono of tho old-timers, who doclnrcd
that his play, had "no sweetness In It." But
It had n Surprising amount of strength In It,
and. combined with the plnyer'u cat-llko
agility and preclfllon of stroke whnri close to
the front wall. It qualified Its' Posscisor as a
fitting opponent for any of tho players, and In
tho characteristic snliltof tlio club ho was Im
mediately hailed as an acquisition, without
roforence to "race, color, or previous condition
of sorvltudo."
From tlmo to tlmo, many foreigners havo
jlsltod "Phil Casey's," as thocourtls goncral
y known among its freauonters: Frenchmen,
Hpantards and Italians; so thn advent or this
foreigner was not remarked particularly.
Lvcn Prof. Cpggms did not nt Ilrst con
noot him with tho, player .who hnd played
suoh havoo, with , tho pockets of tho Chi
cago men. chiefly bocnuso he did not expoct
Cassolll to appear so Boon, Upon the occasion
of his second visit, howovor, tho stranger
brought nlong a bat about eighteen Inchos
long, the striking part of which was about tho
size and Bhapopf n lnrgo ostilch egg, but flat.
It wns of nshnhri was linlf nr, lnh tlilnb- , it,,
lmV? J.1'.0 "i0"1".1, Iic knoekod the ball nround
with this Implomont torn short time, exhibit
ing no great skill, and explained that In his
country they played a gumo with the bat
which was olso called, pala. Rovornl of tho
Brooklyn men tried It. but mado poor work of
it. nnd expressed, the, rfpin in which tho
stranger had hoard, before thnt n man -with
a good pair of, hands could easily beat an op
ponent with the pala.
..n.Alln r,c,,J ,r !'!!r.lilm.",snld tho strangor.
Tlay any or him." Several men offered to ac
commodate him und n match was mado. But
the visitor wasn't sntlsfled.
"You play alia for fun here?" he asked. ' "In
RoutAmereeka no play for fun. No too much
"Oil. we play formonny. too.Bometimps." Bnld
Prof. Coggins who wnB there, "hut wo play
with our hands. That bat isa pretty Inst gamo.
Mr. Cnsselll. I wouldn't care to piny ugalnst It
for money,"
With tho appearance of the "little joker"
Pila and tho offer to bet. tho wily professor had
recogiilzod the hero of the Chicago handball
campaign. Ho explained the matter to Cus
selll, who remarked Philosophically that then)
was evidently nophanm'Torhltn toninke money
here with his llttlo bat. but that us ho liked tho
club and the game us It was played thero ho
would stay around for a few weeks and play.
Bo ho Is around hero now. and plnys the regu
lation game nearly every Hnndav afternoon.
wnen 'hero is n gathering of experts at tho
r?"?- it"'.' Coy-nt his first meeting with
the Bouth American. recognlrcrt him ns a man
who was In Han 1 ranclsco last spring, at tho
time when Phil and ex-Alderman Bunno
went out there to give exhibitions Tho "llttlo
joker waH in ev Idence then, and had won sov
eral hundred dollars rrom tho 'Frisco cracks.
Phil welcomed the South American warmly
and wont In to play with him : but It In only as
n bona fide handball plover that dsaolll can
get on any gnmes at tho Brooklyn court. With
the pa a nobody euros to withstand him. for ho
br.ln,?.in.0 h?'J.,,'Pk so swiftly that hands
cntinot wlthstnnd tho impact.
iJn?'nI,l"inco ?Mi tt reiu8t Cnsselll went
Into tho court yestorciny with his pala to show
what ho could do. For the benefit of those who
do not unilcntand how handball is played. It
may be stated that tho oourt Is ahoutsixty feet
long, with cement front and side walls nnd a
wooden back wall. Service is from a lino
hair way down the. court, ugalnst the front wall.
To drlvo tho ball with the bnnd against the
rront wall hard enough to bring It back to the
rear wall requires considerable, practlco nnd
dexterity. To Cnsselll with his pala It was a
matter of the greatest vase. Tor a while he,
niorely hit the ball out. bringing it back
to tho back wall so hurd that it strdok
live rect rrom the ground, nnd rebounded
again to the. middle or the court, whero the
ngllo South American was waiting for it. and
with a sharp Btroko, sent it llkealmllet to the
front wall again. Then he played tho corner
shots, showing beautirul judgment on cross
bounds and triple-wall caroms and wonderful
swiftness of action. His root work was that ot
n well-trained pugilist.
His next nxhlhlr.wnn In unrv., fo nA !?.,.-
llsh.andin killing" the ball by driving it to
the wall so low that, thero was hardly any
bound. Considering that he was pluylng with
a flat-surraced stick, the,, Engllsfi which
he gave to the little ball wns wonder
ful. Mnally he stood at tho service
line and showed what ho could do on service.
He drove tho ball to the front wall nt an alti
tude of about eighteen inches with so terrlllo
forco thot it came out clean belilnd the line
from which it was struck.
.!. "!iat ra'i1? t'j:ot hands that could stand
that? said Prof. Cogglns. " It would smash a
Ut"" 8 ovon'""owere uuiok enough to
kv,Tho'so terrific sorvos Cassolll lifted back
with his pala unerringly, skirting first ono
side wall, thou the othur with them. Finding
himself unabl.Uoceton a match with haniT
,ilJLp,aye?8, . ! ft. now looking for racquet
lLa!r?!5dv,T"i m?,teh himself nnd his pala
against the best of them.
Olrl Feared Consumption, from Which Tier
Farenta Died,
Jennie Ackerman, 10 yoari old. committed
sulolde early yesterday morning by throwing
herself from the fifth story window of her home
at T25 Seventh avenue. Two men who wore
passing saw tho girl strike tho sidewalk. Thoy
sent for a Itoosevelt Hospital ambulance, but
tiil ?u.r,?ieon Pronounced her case hopeless.
K?3i'uili wi?8 '"Ctured and her legs broken,
hos It a her arrlTal Bt the
nih3ck.erri,m"l,lv,e'1,wit,n Mr. and Mrs John
Gerbaoh. The girl had always a groat fear or
consumption, from which disease her parents
and several ot her relatives died. Two weeks
ago she had an attack of grip, and grow very '
wPIl7,1,enVhAkou "o'clock resterday morn
ing, while tho Gerbaohs were as eop, the girl
arose, dressed hersolf. opened the window In
the front room and jumped out. "'"uu '"
A Mother's Salelde After Killing Her Six
Month' Old Child.
OixriELD. Wis.. Dec. 20.-William Tanzer. a
well-to-do resident of this city, found his wifo
and his 0 months' old ohlld dead at his home
to-day. The child had been killed by his
m0in,'r,lw,ilna,1 then committed suicldo. Mrs.
Tanzer had been despondent for some time
iesterduy Tanzer left the city on business
and did not return uutll to-day. His wire had
th'.IJSS,?10 '.n.in8 ?"!' w,llch Bl' Po "oned
the I iruut. and then she herself took rut poison.
Jw!l0i?is?n11'1.'.,otac.tatoPc, a"l she ended
youri of ago "er throat- aho was IHJ
They Sorentned, Neighbors Called a Dootor,
but 3Ir, McDermett Died.
Mrs. Besslo McDormott, 33 years old. drank
arsenlo yesterday morning In the presence of
her two small children, lu her rooms at 'JUf)
East Twenty-ninth streot. Tlio children's
ST.8, brovuillt In several neighbors, who
called an ambulniiee and npr est. Mrs MoDer
hiSV JJB? token to Bollevue Hospital, where slie
i1.Iftli:d0oLloek lBt night. Her Husband!
7,?t Jf?aShman ndwas away at tho time
said later that ho knew no reason for his wife's
Harnett Tried Suicide, lmt Liquor Mads Ilia
Aim Und,
isaao Harnett. JO years old, a truck driver of
Oakland street und Meserole avenue, 'OreoH.
point, returned home drunk early yestorday
morning and was upbraided by his wifo be.
causoho had failed to provide Christmas toys
for tho children. Harnett took the sooldlng to
fire rtn2 wlc air,?dJl19 !ntntlon of ending his
lire, lie went to his room und presently re.
turned with a Ilobert rifle. He poliito I the
weapon, at his head and pulled the trigger
His almlwas unsteady, and the bullet lodged in
ihJti'i1l?B' i'18 screams of MrS. liarnott ai 3
her children brought Detective Belileti. When
he entered the house Burnett wis trying t5
reload the weapon, wlillo his wlle was strut,
gllng with him to prevent It. Behlen arri,T
the truck driver and took hlra to the Green
The Captain and Second Mate of a Crem.
well Liner Aceuied f BInnalaughter.
Nbw OBiiiks. Deo. 2H.-Capt. It. T. Post of
the Cromwell liner Knickerbocker and P. Mid
hoe. the second mate, were arrested to-day
charged with manslaughter In causlnc the
death of L Teuch. Teuch wasayoungLoulsl.
anlan who boarded the Cromwell liner at New
York as a stowaway. He was dimoinred I whfm
the vessel was off the Virginia coast and put at
work. Itisaleged that he. vval i driven inff
when sick and weak anlh.r fell Srvvas
thrown into the ocean and drowned.
A New Jaiinry for Laurel Hill.
jAMiira. U I.. Deo. LHJ -A deed ha been
filed In the County Clerk's office transferring
to the Nichols Chemical Companya tract of
land at Laurel Hill. I. I.. UrU0jMri
chemical company intends to build la new man? I
on the land to ooat J30.000. " plant J
We reproduce a photograph
of our Wnrren St. store taken
tlie morning of December oth
tho main store a complete ruin,
the little annex intact, saved hv
a double wall : saved from fire
but not entirely from water.
Our men's overcoats were in
that annex; coats selling at $18
to $50; but as a moderate
amount of water doesn't affect
our sort of cloths, a new collar
hero and there, a now lining now
and then, has made all good.
All the overcoats at our other
two stores made of the same
cloths, in the same way, of course,
go in at tho same price.
About 3,000 in all redivided
among our three stores.
Your choice, $18.
Rogers, Peet & Co.
Innard and Broadway.
I'rinoft and llroadwivv
Tlilrty-iecond and Broadway.
Injury Inflicted villi n ItnanrTJpnn a Phila
delphia Nrci-o hy n Itlval.
PntLADUtrnrA. Dee. 20.-A man's face was
laid open to-night from ear to ear by a raror
In the hands of an angry negro. Tho Injury
was one of the worst of Its kind tho police here
have ever seen. The victim. John A. Dyer, a I
young negro, was taken to a hospital quickly,
but cannot recover. The surgeons put fifty
eight stitches In! tlio caplng wound to draw
1 tho severe! mutcles ttgetler. The assailant.
Charles Horner, was captured by the police.
Dyer visited a young colored woman at 20J4
Mildred streot. In the suu'hern part of Hie
city. Jealousy has long existed between Dyer
and Horner over tho girl. Wlillo Dyer was nt
the houso to-nicht Horner appeared at the
door and forced Ills way In. He made threats
of killing Dyer in the room. Those In the
houso persuaded him to leave, but he waited
on the corner for his rival.
When Dverleft the lmni f. n nWnnV o,.
passed down the street. Horner BprJfhg out
from the shadow of a street lamp nnd. throw
ing his arms around Dyer's headi drew a ra
z?r across his fac. Instead of catching the
victim's throut. which seemed to bo the Intent
ot the attack, the keon blade entered Dyer's
mouth, and his face was cut open from ear to
enT Then Horner fled. When. Dyer was
Picked up he was a shocking spectacle. In
his ante-mortemiitatement ho said the cutting
was done without a breath of warning. He
knew nothing until he was caught from le
hlnd and felt that he was bUncbutchered alive.
The police cught Horner and locked him up.
Tfork of Medlrnl Students or Done to Con
ceal a Crime Police Investigating.
The body of a new born child was found by
Thomas S. Sterns of 1757 Bathgate nvenueat
Sixty-sixth street and Central Park West ntfi
o'clock 5 osterday morning. It was wrapped In
a bundle. Pollcomnh Donnhue or the West
Slity-elghth street station took It to the
Coroner's Thyslclan Weston found that the
body was badly mutilated. Thero was a out
from the neck to tho waist and one
aoross the body. All of the vital or
gsnB had been removed except the left lung.
There wero incisions In each and they had
been put back In the body with a quan
tlty of absorbent cotton. The cuts had been
sewed up In a crude manner. Dr. Weston said
that the mutilation had been done either to
conceal a crtmo or was tho work of medlc.il
students. Tho police of tho West Slxty-elghth
street station are Investigating tho case.
rhibodyof tho child wns wrapped la news
papers. Thoro were no marks that could In
used as clues toward the Identification of the K
person who had left the body on the street. . 4m
Shot At by n Drunken Italian. W
A crowd of boja were playing yesterday I,
atternoon around a bonfire at 110th street and
First avenue. An Italian who said he was A1- l
exander Dumas, 30 years old, of 225 En i B
lOSthstroet.nnd who had been drinking, camu
along and wanted to join in tho sport. Borne
of the boys objected and then tho Italian
started in to lick the crowd. The boys ran
away anil Dumas began to stamp out th (Ire
Whon Henry J. Munsen of 217 East 12()th
Btreet trlod to stop him tho Italian pulled a
revolver from his pocket nnd fired two shots at
Mansen. Neither hit him. Pollcomnn Ber
nard Goldman of the Leonard street station
heurdtho shots and arrested Dumas.
Hands and Limbs Covered with
Blisters and Great
Red Blotches.
Soratohcd Until Almost Wild.
Burned Like Fire. Sleep
Cutioura Brings Speedy Relief,
and a Permanent Cure
at a Cost of $2.
I was a sufferer fr elht years frem that
moat dlatreaalne of all dlteaaet, Eczema. I
tried aome ef the beat physicians In the
country, but they did me little toed. The
palms of my banda were covered, and would
become inflamed j little white blliters at firs
weuld appear, than they weuld peel off, leav
ing a red, smooth surface which weuld bura
like Are and Itch ; well, there la no same fer
It. Onthelnildeof theupparpartofbathmy
limbs, treat red blotches, not unlike hlvea,
weuld appear, and aa aeon aa I became warm,
the burning aad Itching weuld begin. High!
after night I would lie awake all night and
scratch and almoit go wild. I heard of Cdti
ctm Remedies, got a box of CmriouBi (olnt
mon), a bottle ef Cuticuba, Ruoltkxt and
gave them a borough trial, and after a few
applications I noticed the redneaii and Inflam-
matlon disappear) betre I had uttd ent bn M
thtre u not a sign of Eexma left. X ca
trutbfullyaaaerttbitts.oowortb ef Coticcka
R em ii ra cured mi.
J, D. I'OHTE, lliaCaraen St., WtUbarg, la.
Ilctl.f human, l.rtortii, 4l(nriai iciinu, aaa
Tiry ip.cin .r Itcalai, kura.ee. awly, cruiua, aaa
pimpl 1 kin i4 Ktlp alMiMi, with 4rj, thla, and fall.
tet-htlr.laitully tillered by a (la implication, aad
paedllr and Konemicallr cured r Concvai Kiva- H
ia, sihea all alee faHa
rl!'.V W ""' "D w Ccaa Tli.TUaitr ro
Eir Uvuow. Warm l.ih. wua unreal tur. !
(all aaoniiiBK, with Cum cat latatmrytl. puiail at
amallleat aim cum, and mild iIcki at trilcaai Ka. nH
aoLTaaT,greataalet blood purine aaad aumerca fea. JH
! threnirheul the werld. rorraaDaie laaCaaat, K
ejear.. Sale rroa . Itaetoa. "
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