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HE ,J street, till son said thnt lis had iron out and
n j irould not return until thlsmarnlnc.
ft j It la possible that soma yearn aeo the Emer'
.'1 1 son Company used nrny or bliio Isltols on their
H'i bronjo.eltjcr bottles. If they did. It Is evl-
LWV, ft dent that thn person who sent' the tolson used
'; , n very old bottle. If. this Is tho case. It will
t' further complicate matters, as the pollen admit
R ' ! that their only bor to n clue In thn proont
H' t condition of affairs is to trace tho bottle or tho
j i I silver holdnrthat came with II. It I poeslblo
7 : that the Inbol on thn bottle w.tswhlto nt ono
H i . .1 tlmo. but begamo discolored In noma way.
V1? !' Examination by exports of the, handwriting
K , j on tho papnr which was wrapped nround tlio
B box nnd ol the writing on the imvolone has not
B r brounht out nnythlna start I Inn, They neroo
B that tho wrlttni: Is that of ft womnn, that It
H was nil written by the samoi person, nnd thnt
HX the writer didn't uso his, or hr, customary
BB I ptyle. Cnpt. MtCltisky has tho whole outllt In
s i his possession now.
K '(IS It was shortly nfter noon yesterday when
S ! Capt. McClusky, Mr. Mclntyra ond Dstcctlvo
Y ' fleriroant Arthur Carey wont to the Knloker-
B bocKor Athlctl Club to soe Mr. Cornlih. Thoro
S , had boon a hundred other callers bofnre them,
K JrotDr. Wendoll Phillips, who Is nttendlnir Mr.
S , . Oorn sh, refused to nllovv any of themtoseo
S i , Ids patient. Cnpt. McClusky and his compan-
X ' I iona woro admitted nt once, and after n lone
X ? talk with Mr, Cornish thoy suseested that he
S I i dictate a statement, which he did, This state
Bx wont In now at Police Headquarters ana will
BZ i not be made public.
1 una. noavns questioned at rowen head-
QUiUTEHS.
Meantime a spectacular performance was
KOineonntElRhty-sixth streetnnd Columbus
avenue A detective drove up to the door of
the flat house where Mrs, Adams lived In a car
ylaeo. A woman appeared In tho window and
tvaved her hand. Tho driver of the cnrriairo
w lilnpod up his horses, dashed, iirmind Into
Columbus avenue, up to l.lehty-seyonth
street, and turning Into thnt thorouKhtnro
stopped In front of 72, tho lesldence or Br. K.
jF. Hitchcock, the physlclanwliowns flrstcalled
to attend Mrs. Ailnmsnnd Mr. Cornish, nnd who
wns himself poisoned niter tnstlnc tho contonts
of tho bottlo. , .. , . ,
Mrs. Honors nnd a Mrs. Hovey. who has boon
vlaltlnir horand was presont with hor husband
when Mrs. Adams died, camo out of Dr. lllh
rook'H onice nnd (tot into the carriage. Tin
driver then whipped tip his horses nnd d oro
nway. Thn two women nnd the detective ar
rlved'at l'ollcn IIendtiiaitirsnt.'i:S() o'clock,
ten mlnutcH after thn return of Capt. McClusky
nnd Mr. Mclntyre, They stajod twenty- min
utes, anil then drovo away without tho de
Alter tho women left. Cnpt. McClusky ad
tnltted a Hun reporter to his otllco. Ho de
clined to mnko any statement, but asreod to
answer questions that woro put to him If ho
could do ho without jeopaidl7.liig the enso. This
Is whnt ho wild in respouso to the reporter's
"I don't "mind saylncvery frankly that this
Mm , j m rasolsasmucliamynti'iy nowns It wan In tho
Bf, ill Jlrst. plaeo. Wu have learned nbsolutnly
Blj-- ;H Siothlni; that would warrant our mukltic
Bz i ;f? nny at rests just now. Wo havo not made
B,'; L!f nny arrests t nnd I can say positively
Bf ;! that noun will lie madn until n learn
BX' Ipi jnoro thnn wo know now. Wo haoniit trneed
Bf , 'H thesller bottle holder nor tho poison In the
Bf'1 'iit hottlo. Wo do know that tho holder did not
Bzi W oomo from Tiffany &. Co. 'h nnd wo nroBtiro that
Br' 3H If was purchased koiiio tlmo ago. ns it shows
B ' W signs of usngu. Hut who nent It to Mr Cornish
B j ! we do not know In fact, we arena much In the
BJ: -i ' fn tIarknseor.
BS lyi " We saw Mr Cornish and cot n statement
k imJ from him Undoes not suspect any pen-on or
IHr 18 persons in particular. Hn has oiienilcs, ns
Bj y LfN every man litis, but none who ho bnllees
B i ( aft would mnkn nn nttempt on lil-t life. He was
IVi" 1 am Mnablo tocieus a elue Hn didn't mention
B;: DM his divorced wlfa at nil in tlui course of our In-
BX ' & tervlew. Ho told me substantially tliomno
t 9j ptoryof tho receipt of tlio poison nnd of thnelr-
B' !B rumstnnces surroiindini; Mrs. Adams's death
H ) nt ns was published in J 'itr.huv this morning.
B: IB "It istruo thnt on Monday night Mr. Cornish
K j HB offered some of thn poison to two members of
Br the Knickerbocker Athletlo Club. That oc-
K i JM curred in this way: Tho two members were
H RB feeling unwell Tiiny wcro in Mr. Cornish's
Bl t ilw offlco and cntnplulned of having head-
Bf- ( K nches. Mr. Coruili told them that ho
mmi: e SH bad sonio brnino-scltzer in his desk.
Bfi rH nnd got out thn hottlo tho contents of
B - ami which killed Mrs. Ailnms. Ono of tlio two men
BV j' alB went over to the water cooler to got ti glahsot
BT': .i tiH water in which tomix thodrug. Hut the water
Mm" fa "B had run out. so instead of taking tho medicine
B I W the twomen wentdnwn lntothecaf6 anddranK
Mm'' 'I Imt clngornlo. They had :i very narrow escape.
B ! ijm "Thn paper In which Mr. Cornish's mysterl-
Bll i IS ous present was winpimd was thrown away by
Mmf ffl him when he opened the box. HU assistant at
MV-' ' 9 the club. .Mr. rimiernn. picked it up later, when
Ss x 3'IH Mr. Cornish told him that thero was no
B - f,' ! card with tlin gift, and advised him to
B,v'' 1 (IB keep It to seo if somo one couldn't
Bvf"' S in recognise tho handwriting. Mr. Cornish kept
B- (JV the wraiporln hlsdesk until ho took It home.
B; ' & 111 Hedidnotopen the bottloof iolson nt the club
' V'- Is I nt all. It wns not openod until It was given to
''Hi fl"l Mrs. Adnms. Then Mr. Cornish pulled out tho
P t iftl I eork 1T"'1 n ,ork-
'r VI I "Wo learned nothing that will aid us In flnd-
', L Nl Jng the sendor of the poison from Mrs. ltogers.
'' ' It 1 want to say for her that she Is not under
'If police surveillance. oither is Mr. Cornish.
Kls1' "II "e are witlHlled that they havo told.
VffMh II 8 nil they know about this case nnd
fifi illf nr0 as anxious to clear up the mystery
' all nswenre. I hae nil of my men at work on the
SvbeT If case nnd hope to clear It up. It tsn mostdiffl-
ycS. 'l eult problem though, and thn solution will not
Ftlk? ,jJP III bncasy. Theie is a remarkable lack of clues."
'it? M(J pll The two members of tlie Knickerbocker
V 6T !ll Athletlo Club who came so near to taking dosos
w W 'll of the poison on Monday night were said yes
K (, j terdny to be .lohn II. Vokum. achemlst.of 30
" 6s- 'II iTerry stroot. and a man named King. Mr.Yo-
i," ! kum said yesterday that Mr. Cornish had not
J Jlj offered him any bromo-selteor on Monday
"', -, if night. He drank with Mr. Cornish on that
-,f , j nlgh,fTbutthatwusull.
VI , jll M'lHTTJlE BELIEVES A WOMAN BENT THE POI80N.
JW jl Mr. Mclntyro snld yeaterdny that all state-
' ?i fi ments thnt Mrs. ltogers and Sir. Cornish were
' ' t-- Ul suspected of knowing moro about the poison
ki '- J ml'" t,1Bt y,aB sent to tho latter than they had told
i 111 wero without foundation.
' cMI "I havo known Cornish for years." he said,
i Mil"'' and nm convinced that he has truthfully told
I S ill nit he knows In this matter. A foul murder
u ' fi'll was attempted In this enwe. and Cornish was to
', jjl I be the victim. Tho e Idoneo nil points toward
'i v'sfl woman ns tho porDLtrator of this crime.
)', I'll Mr. Cornish has been unable to put
ia vis on thu track of nny ono who might
lt 3JI I have sent him tho poison. He tells us of one-
v !-lTl mles men who woro opposed to certain
f c If J chances In the club that lie advocated
1 H II I d of peoplo with whom he has had dls-
" H 'I I putos and oven qunrrals In his tlms. but
R- 3g$? 0,1 wo nro not justltled In suspecting any of
i t1 1 1 these of such an" awlul crime. As a matter
jS I 1 1 of fact Mr. Cornish doesn't know of a man or n
V i' jl'l .womanlnthoworld who should want to take
3rV- 1,1. his life. Although divorced from his wife, they
t ' II. I were not nt all bitter toward one another, and
SSs III SIr8, Cornish has freauently allowad their 10-
Mv " ill year-old duughter to come to New Vork to visit
jSff- 5" l I her father.
S" ,vi, ll I "Thorelinvobeon rumors of bnd feeling bo-
- r II S twaen tho I'olice Ktpartmcnt and the District
K f f- f T Attorney's ofllco over my activity in this case.
&J &' hi They b without foundation. The case is now
Jfellil' entirely In charge of Capt. McClusky,
!L K' I'l nd tlio District Attorney's offlco will
& ,( r II d9 "Jl, It can to assist him. A print-
I ,l ed statement thatl blocked the efforta
V I'l P,f "1? W!' P Vfdnesdny nnd an Intlmn-
., S' tlon that;I waa helping, In a private capacity.
u. v ll to keep tba police frpni getting a fair start on
i Id ,nB- oasarare falsehoods. The police knew
i, ' ill about tba.oase a few minutes after I did. nnd
t , f ' x 11,1 ?5r8 PJP9 f" wnpn l arrived at Mrs.
h LlJl! Adams' hbme.'' ,
'ti ( 1,1, On account of the orltlclsms made of Mr. Mc-
Sf.l -ill' J,nt',r.e" I11 ln the case. District Attorney
Sfcr lit Gardlnefgsve out a lone type-written state.
vjjtl , f ment. defending his conduot. at tho .Fifth
,K. ll Ml Avenue ,. Hotel last night. In the stata-
1 liP mtat ha . snyathat when Mr. Cornish
, I IfPH C?me. to h,B 9flJc5, e ent him to Mr.
) 1 1, Mclntyro, -and. dlreoted Mr. Molntyre
t Y to go to.Mrs. Adams and get all tho facU about
M 1 1 '""."?? ltfl bo TOT- Aiter Mr- Molntyre re-
il ,1 ported to him on Wednesday night. Iiesaya. ho
I I'l ordorodhlmtogoaheadandcontlnue hisinves-
'i I " tlgatlon; MBfgnlngAsslstantiDlstrlct Attorney
t I'l Maurice IJ. JJliimonthal to assist him. Major
. I'J Gardiner winds up his statement ns follows:
hi , ' We are convtncod that none of the persons
'I ;l ' whoae names havo thus far beon mentioned in
I'l, tho matter nro In unywlse Implicated, and con-
, I'l' Bequentiynonoof them have been placed under
1 li fJr?B,i ,As r.Mri, Upgers. we are Informm!
J 11 . lhat ?hi,,,, a laiiTof eminent respectability. Mr.
1 Ml Cornish Is a man of excellent standing in the
vf!ilr i hav reauestfd Messrs. Molntyre and
., I J'lumenthal to continue their investigations to
I theiend. with u vew of bringing the guilty
5 ll J I party or parties to justice . I am convinced that
I' "III- MrB.Adamsmetlierdeaththnughfoulmeaus.
X I v. tJi J?1 S!?n w",' bo "Pared on tho part of tlio
??? N H pri't!?0 Attor"e) " raco t0 apprehend the cui-
m ! 1 I'l Wwardr.Rogors, son-in-law of Mrs. Adams.
ll wastonlnUiiralo)eRtertay. He wasgreatly
Jj' I I . ahoclod Ovorthe death of his mother-tn-luvv.
I, and .said ho would start tor New York nt
I onJ,V U. V,ns rtTrtotl that ho would
i W''i' i"v fncl Ceiitrul Htatlon it
k I I 10.6'JSIook but night. The Empire Mate Ex-
BH ; f r, pres camo In at that time, ami Mr, liogeis
iW 1, ! uldnot),,fnundo,ltletrBlll ,,,, d k
13 !. f. ! 01 West Light y.slxth slieet. wlieie hlsvvlie
tit rrt :" j It Is staying, lust night.
t I IS ..tA-J.'.0"..'8! ''u.0,'1(1 ns anylng in liufinlo
f Vj - iv, ,i8J.'ri ',,mJ hi; had n slight itcoualntnnce
h&, H ! with Cornish, buthadn'tanyknowledgeof a y.
ir ,) it xx iwho might vTiiut to kill him. Ho said lie
j j f t had forniod no opinion on tho case at all.
. ', ' j j ' nPIXISU's JIOTIIKIl BUBl'ECTB TWO !'SO-US.
'I I ' lUtiTyonn. Conn.. Deo. ). Harry Cornish
wornln(bloltyat237Wethewnild2
' Ll CtUcth,lrtW?,y;'.ars,"lfa J,ltt Parents. Mr. and
f Mre-Dovyltt O ConilsTi. now rsslde utHbeyms
K ! 1 street, Harry went tp the Ilurtfordl'ubllclfluh
6 0 I - Hchol nl"! "" '""vine whool -ns upiiolntod
' h h il m,?f")lic0.r "" onu' '" 'iltslleld, Mass. Krom
" r ' J'ltUlled hev .cut to Haivard College and pro'
I pared himself for u physical director ui dor
I I i I ro BerK,a"t' J' graduated fourteen yearb
J j .Uefore he had finished hls.courso nt college
'I he married Addle J Harder, of Worcester.
Must , but a nwident n ths city at tho time or
! bar marriage to Mr Cornish. While how 'hi
waa clerk in a Wf. cunt store. A daughter was
', ' i bSrn,1?,t1",?.u,,u lhT name ' Jennie and
? , it he will bo 10 years old next July.
, ,f According to the statement of Mr. CornUh's
6 L ffi i?oti'lr ,0a Hun rtK)rtor. the coupl never
kfy, ' lived happily, In the summer of iaJv).it Cnl-
Ieago, she rot adlrorco and alimony of $50 a
month, and the custody of tho daughter, Mrs.
Cornish retained her husband's name for the
sake of the daughter. tJhe left Chicago Imme
diately and took up a residence on Huntington
avetiuo. Iloston. With tho nllmony nnd tho
rentlngof rooms Mrs.Cornlsh llvos comfortably.
Ytstordny Mrs. Cornish sent hnr dnughtor
.Tennlo to this city to visit Mr. and Mrs. Thomns
Haiinders.who occupy a floor in thosamn houso
in which Mr. and Jlrs. Dewltt Cornish llv-pT
Mrs. Hnunders Is n slstr of Harry Comlsh.
Tho llttlo girl Is olothed by Harry's parents.
Thoy idolize the child, It Is tho only grand
child. Mr. Cornish's mothorsald to-day:
" I wish to mako ono statement. I do not b.
llevo Harry's wire sent him the package. Wo
were frlondly to tho woman."
" Ilnvo you any Idcn who may havo been tho
Bonder of the packago?" naked the reporter.
" Yes. I have." was thu omphatlo reply, I
am suspicious of n man nnd n woman. Harry
had trouble with a man when he was 10 years
of ngoovornlovo affair. In reforence to tho
woman I won't tnlk. 1 montloned theso parties
to my daughter this morning, and sho also waa
suspicious of thorn." .
Mrs. Adams was born In Hartford, tlio daugh
ter of George Kelly, who died several years ago.
Hhe has a brother George living ln the city.
Hho married Abol H. Adams, nnd sho wns n
dressmnker on Main streot for several years.
Her huihnnd died In 1881.
jjAiAJMonn. jlcc. -u. inn cui'iuim, n iiia
Emerson Drug Comnnny doclares cmphntle
ally that them could bo nothing in the drug to
kill or oven injure Mrs. Adams. Ho says that
they have never had a pnrtlclo of cyanidoof
potassium or strychnlno in tlio building, nnd
neither Is used In nny degree In making bromo
selt7or, though they lusemblo somewhat thu
product of this company.
STATEMENT JJT COIINISU'H DIVOHCED WirE.
Boston, Deo. 20. Mrs. Addle J, Cornish, tho
divorced wlfo of Harry Cornish, lives with her
daughter ln an apartment limio In this city nt
thecornorof Wnlt street and Huntington ave
nue. Hho was divorced from him on April ;i.
Ili7. Tho co-respondents named by her woro
a Chicago woman nnd n Boston woman, and
thn latter is now dead.
Mrs. Cornish has lived qulotly in Boston
slnco her divorce nnd has not beon in Now
York for several years, according to the state
ment made hyn rolntlvo to-night. The little
girl left for Hartford to visit hot' grandparents
yesterday, but Mrs. Cornish was at home apart
of thn time to-day and snid to a reporter:
"I know nothing nbout Mr. Cornish's llfn or
his friends In Now York. My daughter writes
to him regularly, and 1 hoar from him In that
way. but In no other. Hho visited Now York a
year ago last summer, nnd last summer, when
she was visiting her grnndmothor In Hartford.
her father saw her several times. Tho last
time I saw Mr. Cornish was last March nt
the Hportsmon's Uhovv in Boston. Hn sent
tickets for his dnughter and me to go on
tn o occasions. He saw us each tlmo and had n
pleasant chat with both of us. My feelings to
ward Mr. Cornish am friendly andean never bo
anything else. I think he made a great mlstako
In taking a course that made It nccosxtiry for
me to secure a dlvorco. 1 bellev e ho will rcallzo
it some day. Mr. Cornish Is a very popular
man and I cannot lmagino who could havn
trlod to do him harm. lorn greatly relieved
to know that hu Is unhurt. When 1 hoard thoro
was bad nnws for mo 1 thought at once of my
child and her father. I am glad both nrowell."
Mrs. Cornish Is a little a bovo modlum height,
slender and graceful in figure, and woro to-day
a ncat-llttlng tailor-made street gown. Her
Hat Is a modest one, but neat nnd tidy, and sho
has two lodgers.
Mr. Cornish has been in Boston very llttlo
slnco ho took up his residence in Now York,
although he was vory popular hero. It is not
likely that his acquaintance with nny Boston
women of late has beon such as would cause n
foellng of joalousy that would prompt thn send
ing of tho poison The pollen bore have re
ceived no Instructions ln tho matter from Now
York.
SAItXET DIED OV DIPnTlIEItlA,
Itilt nnd Previously Been Made III by Med!
rlne Sent to the Club by Mnll.
The police went to work yesterday to find out
the facts concerning the death of Henry C.
Barnet, a produce brokor. who died at his
rooms In tho Knickerbocker Athletic Club on
Nov. 10. A story had been printed to the effect
that he, too, had received from an anonymous
person a vial of medicine, that he took some of
the medicine, that it made him very ill and
that ton days later he died, probably as a con
sequenoe of the poisoned medicine The
doctor who attended him. although the certifi
cate which he returned to tho Board of Health
stated that death was due to diphtheria, wns
quoted ns saying in effect that the medicine- In
thn vlal probably was poisoned nnd probably
weakened htm, making htm an easy victim of
disease.
Capt. McCluBky started one of his men out
early in the morning to investigate. The
further he went the more Improbable It seemed
that any one had nttemptod tn poison Barnet.
the evidence all going to show that he died of
diphtheria and nothing else. However, as the
investigation was not closed. Capt. McClusky
would not express a positive opinion concern
ing the case. He simply said that It had beon
found that Barnet had really received a bottlo
of medicine through the mails from some per
son unknown to tho police. His men were now
trying to And tho wrapper upon which the ad
dress wns vv ritten, with a view to compnrlng the
hnndwriting of this address with that on tho
bottlo sent to Cornish.
Tho facts in tho Haniot case, as learned bya
Bun reporter, appear to bo ns follows: Barmit
was a produce broker. He had nn interest In
tho Jersey City Packing Company, with offices
in tho 1'roducu Exchnnge. and also ln the Hour
Arm of Holt .t Co.. with offices nt 03 Broad
street. Ho lived for several yenrs prior to Ills
death at tho Knickerbocker Athletic Club, and
when he died was Chairman of the House Com
mlttee. Some ttrao ln October herocelved n
small bottle of salts. Where this camo
from Is not known. During tho last few dnvs
of October ho began to feel had. nnd did
not go to his business. On about Nov.
1 hn took a dose of tlio salts that
had beon sent to him. It mado him vio
lently ill and Dr. Wendell Phillips, who has
an offlco directly across from tho club, was
called In. Ho found Barnet vomiting and I
learned that he had taken so mo of the salts, i
As liurnetsoon became better, however. It did
not occur to him that h had been poisoned. I
and ho went away. Tho next day Barnet folt i
much better, but toward night he grew vvorsn
again and his regular physician. Dr. Douglass
of 121 West Thirty-sixth stroot, was sum
moned. He found that hli patient had what hn
ntllrst thought was tonsillitis. This soon proved
tn be diphtheria. Burnet was Hick until Nov.
10. when his heart failed and he dlod. The fact
that ho had diphtheria was established by other
physicians whom Dr. Doutliss called In.
nmongthem Dr. Andiew 11. Smith ol 18 Earn
Forty-sixth street. Dr. bnnth vwis not called in,
however, until the day before Barnet's deth.
When Dr. Douglass sent tho death ccrtlllcato
to tho Board of Health, he was threutoned with
trouble becauso of his falluro to report tho
presence of a contagious disease In tho club as
soon as he discovered it. but tlio matter was
droppod.
Dr. Douglass refusod to see reporters yester
day. Heoretary AdamB of the Knickerbocker
Club said that he remembered tlio illness of
Barnet very well.
vvnen ne kmjk me sans," satu jiir. Adams.
and began vomiting. Dr. riilllips was called
In because he was closest. He told mo when
he was going away that Barnet wu all right.
He Bald thnt possibly the tin-foil on the stopper
had caused some chemical change In tho suits
which touched it, but this was nulv n sugges
tion. Ho did not tiling that Barnet had been
poisoned, but lie did think that he was going
to be sick with some kind of a lover. He said
he had the syniptotnx of a man nbout to bo
seriously 111. I don't believe tor a moment that
there wus anything tho matter with tha salts.
Where he got them 1 don't know, but he cer
tainly suspected nothing, becauso he wasuhout
the club later on tha same day that he tud
taken the dose and said nothing to any ono
about It. I think It Is just a coincidence to
which undue importance is now attached by
rjaBon of this more serious case."
Barnet's brother. Edwntd. is connected with
t'leUouth American Bhlpplng Company at Oil
Broad stroet. Ho know nothing nbout tho sus.
giclon that his brother had been poisoned until
i road of It In the newspapers.
, " My brothor," ho told a Hun reporter yester
day afternoon, "had been fooling badly for two
or three days and hn thought some of the Kut
now salts would do him gocd Ho took somn
and they mado htm vomit. I happened to call
on him. knowing that ho hud not beentowoik
for a few days, a short tlmo lifter hn had taken
the Halts. lie was feeling all right then, ex
rent that ho wns wt ok. lln told me that ho
hadtikenanovvrdomot the salts. I remem
ber that hn laughed nbout It and referred
U u friend of his who had taken too
many , liver pills on one occasion. Certainly
If hn had been poisoned at all ho wouldn't havn
been laughing and walking nbout. Hos.ild
nothing about liav lug received thn medicine by
mail and I supposed hn had purchased It. A
few days later I wont up to oo him. and found
that he had diplithorin. They would not let mo
In his room. I went nway and camo back
Benin on the day ho died. That morning I
went In and saw him. Ho wns feollng bottor.
nnd wo talked a llttlo. He inude no reference
Jo the salts and neither did I. for the incident
had passed entire y out of my mind. Ills death
was duo to a sudden weakwiltig of his heart
Tnnre was no one whom I know who could
have any motlvo In iolspnlng my brother, and
tho theory seems absurd to mo "
New Fast Mall Train to Chicago,
Beginning on Jan, 1, tho New York Central
and Lake Hhore roads will put on nn extra fast
mall train between this city and Chicago, leav
ing tho Grand Central Station at 0:15 1'. M. and
reaohlng Chicago at H:au next evening. A
!ri.t?V"ille.r'.(ihlcBff0 "ta A.M.. reaching
Here at ft: 15 the following morning. The loads
west of Chicago will put on new fast trains, and
LJLe.r.eotlirt5 out twenty-four hours off the
P,rent mall schedule between here aud the
A AC1U0 CO&ACa .
MAJOR SMITH'S DEFENCE.
WAS ILTj AX SAX JVAN, BVT DID
FlOttT, II IH COVXBEL BAXS,
Court of Inquiry Probing the Charges of
Cowardice Agnlnit Seventy-tint Officers
Capt. Whittle Won't Testify Until the
Accmlng Witnesses nave Ileen Heard.
Tho court of inquiry whloh organised on
Deo. 21, nt tho ordor of Malor-Qen. Hoe, to
investigate tho charges of cowardloo mado by
Carts. Mcoks nnd Blecckorngalnst Major Clin
ton H. Smith nnd Capt. John II. Whittle of the
Hovonty-flrstltegltnont. convened at tho Twenty-second
lteglmont armory yesterday morn
ing. Mnjor Smith mado a long Btntoment,.but
Capt, Whittle, by advice of counsel, wouldn't
testify.
Tho court Is mado up of Col. Samuel M.
Welch. Jr.. of tho Blxty-flfth Iteglment. resi
dent: Col. Franklin Bartlett of the Twenty
second Beclmont, Col. William II. Lloyd of tho
Second Iteglment, and Llout.-Col. Charles J,
tiucnanan. Tinra urigauo. juago Aavoaaio.
When tha court organized on Doo. 21 It was
nnnouncod that nil of its sessions would bo se
cret, and this brought protosts from thono
cused officers nnd their friends, who have since
mado efforts to havo the ruling chaugod. When
tho court met yesterday, howover. Col. Wolch
said the sessions would not be public
" Tho reason for this." said Col. Wolch before
the court convoned, " Is that tho testimony to
be taken by this court cannot be taken under
tho lnws governing evidence In open courts,
nnd should this tostlmony become publto great
iniustico might bo dono to the men whose
names will bo brought up."
Col. Welch also stated that tho sessions would
bo six hours long nnd that evening sessions
mnybo held, in order that witnesses who find
It inconvenient on account of work to attend
In tlio daytime can tell what thoy know. Tlio
number of witnesses to bo called. Col. Welch
sold, would mnko It necessary for tho court to
sit for nt least n week, probably soveral days
longer.
The court mot In the officers' board room
I nnd n sentry was stationed at tho head of tho
stnlrs so that nobody could hear any of the
testimony from the outside. About a dozen
witnesses had come to tho nrmory ln answer to
ubpnnns. nnd thoy wero kept In nn anteroom
with Instructions from Col. Welch not to talk
nbout the testimony thoy woro to glvo. Among
theso wltnosses was Col. Downs of tho Seventy
first, who. so Col. Wolch said, was to bo the
first witness callod. Other witnesses present
wero Major Keck, Adjt. Abool and Quartor
ninsterHtevons. The two accused officers arrived early. Major
Smith was In civilian's clothes when ho arrived
nnd Capt Whittle was partly In unlTorm. Both
nnpoared rather unconcerned. When they
went to thn court room they were In uniform.
According to Col. Welch. Major Smith took
the stand llrst nnd made n long statement, sub
mitting to examination. Ho was on the stand
from 10:30 A. M . when the court convened,
until nearly 4 In the afternoon, thn court taking
n recess of one hou r for lunch. It wax the plan
of the court to nut Cant. Whlttlo on the stand
noo, and then call Col Downs as a witness.
Col Wolohxnld thnt tho two accused oflleors
wero not legarded as witnesses. Tho plan,
however, miscarried partly.
About4:.,t01' M. Major John A Pnyne. coun
sel forCapt. Whittle, camo walking down tho
stairs in wliat appeared to be an excited man
ner. Hn wont llrst to tho nnteroom. where
somo of the witnesses wero. but was stopped
nt tho door bya friend, who asked about the
doings upstairs In thn court room. Just then a
reporter asked Major Payno If Capt. Whittle
had gono on thn Mand.
"No, ho didn't," said Major Payne: "I ob
jected. 1 wouldn't let him go on tho stand.
I'll be damned If I'll let him. Let tho prosecu
tion establish n casn against him first, and give
vis something to begin on. Why. that Is the
most outrageous thing I ever heard of. Let
them mnlte their accusation nnd I'll thendo
mnnd nn opportunity to defend my man."
A few minutes later tho members of the
court nnd thn nccued officers, with Col. Alex
ander H. Bncon.whols acting ns counsel for
Mnjor Smith, camo out. Col. Welch was then
nsknd about what had beon done. He said:
"Wo havo finished with Msjor Smith. Wo
shall begin the morning with Col. Downs ln all
probability."
" Will Capt. Whittle be called ?" asked one of
thn reporters.
" Yes. probably before long' said Col. Welch.
This Indicates that Major Payne's objection
was sustainnd, nnd Capt. Whittle will not be
nsked to tnstlfv until the accusing witnesses
hnvn been hoard.
Col. Bacon snid on coming downstairs that
Major Smith was undoubtedly III at San Juan,
but that he did light, and fought in such a po
sition that he saw seven men drop of tho four
teen that thn regiment lost In the battle.
"That." said Col. Bacon, "is nil tho more to
his credit."
That Is understood to be the substanoe of
Major Smith's testimony.
Cnpt. Joyre of the Seventr-flrst TTI11 Resign.
A letter wns read at tho armory of tho Seventy
first Regiment last night announcing that Capt.
Joyco of Company H intended to resign.
PICTURES Ol' THE SPAXISIT JTAIt.
LMeut. Garden Lectures to the T.otns Club
nnd Frnises thn Texas.
Lieut. Godfrey L. Cnrden. ordnance officer
of the United States ship Manning, talked
to members of the Lotos Club last evening on
some Incidents of tho Spanish war which tho
men of tho Manning saw. His discourse was
illustrn'ed by storcoptleon pictures. In spoak
ingof the Toxasand the former opinion other,
that she was n hoodoo. Mr. Cardon said 'twas a
pity wn hadn't more such hoodoos in tho navy,
and added:
"With tho men who wero on her this past
summer, 1 would take my chances with tlio
Texas ngalnst uny battleship nfloat."
He spoke of tho shelling of the Hocnpa bat
tery by the Texas on June 23 (the engagement
In which n shell of tlio enemy penetrated tho
Texas's port bow nnd killed one man and In
jured eight) nsonn of the finest exhibitions of
Xunnery that probably the world ever saw.
nd lie had high prnlf-n for tho llnal shot which
thn Brooklyn sent, nt 7.000 ynrds range, right
Into the ceiilrn of the Socnpn battery, when tho
buttery, nftor having boon three-quarters of an
Inursllent. sentn parting shot at tho Texas as
she was steaming away In compliance with tho
Admiral's orders to ceaso firing.
Fatal Ttesult of T.ainp Throwing.
Charles Craig throw a lamp nt Ella King, col
ored. In a quarrel yesterday morning at their
home, 170 East Seventy-seventh street. She
died of burns and ho vv as held at Yorkvllle Court.
The trratber.
The coli wit which wu expected In this nelrta
borhood fizzled out and it became decidedly winner
yesterday. It was warmer; by in to 80 In all tba
Central BUti', the lake regions and the Atlantic
fitatea, except northern Now KncUad, where It waa
llshtly colder, and the temperature waa a few de
gree! below zero. In Minnesota, the Dakotaaand
Montana lit wai 20' to Co colder. A cold wave waa
coming down from Dritlth Amirlea and will orob
ably lead the temperature comlderably below rero
ln the Nortlmeat to-day, while it will grow much
warmer in thla region and be mild for a day or two.
Fair weather prevailed yeaterday ln all sectlona,
except for light enow in northern New England,
Minuriota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming and
Montana.
There waa a itorrn developing over Minnesota,
moving Into the lake reglona.
In thlarlty the day mi fair: blchett temperature
3B luweat 30; average humidity, 71 per cent;
wind aoutherly, averaiia velocity ten mllea an hour;
barometer, corrected to read to aea level, at 8 JL.
M. .10.10, i II P. M. no.oi,
WABiiisoTOs rorcAT ron rniniT.
For Maine, New Ifampihlre and Vermont, anow,
turning to rain; warmer; brink aoutherly wlndi, In
creasing. lor Maaiacbueetti. Ithode Inland and Connecticut,
Increasing cloudlueia aud probably light rain Fri
day afteruoou; uiuih colder Saturday; brlak to high
auutherly w.nda.
for eastern yew I'otk, increasing cloudiness and
light rafn Vidai ajttrnoon; much etlder Saturdty;
hah southerly winds.
For tuo Dlitrict of Columbia, eaatern Fennirlraala,
New Jariey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, In
creaalng cloudlntia and poaiiuly light rain and
much colder Friday night; freab to brlak southerly
wiudt. lho cold weather ia likely to continue till
Monday,
For wcatern Pennsylvania, light rain, followed by
cltaring, cold wave Friday night; aoutherly galea,
shifting to north eiterly.
For wenUrn New York, rain, folloed by clearing:
much colder Friday ultdit; auutherly galea, bcoom
ingnoithwtaterly. Tbe temperature aa recorded by the official ther
mometer judalao by Tun Sun's thermometer at the
atreet lev cl la shown lu the anqeicd uble:
jrOJUciaj-, Sun's .-Official-, Sun's
. '. !'7. ". ;. JS7. 18)3.
BA.U.BI 02 UJ e?.M. oat i
1J1I. B4 27 80' UK IMS 87 42
IP, U.tf 38 i 12Uia3 ll' 41
citniaiopnnn rojr eoidt dead.
He Tropoied rt Reformation ef Tradition
and Dogma In the Church.
freeiot CabU DtSfakk let Tom Brm.
Bem,in, Dec, 20. Christopher Morltn yon
Eeldy, the author of a book entitled "Serious
Thoughts," in which ho advocated the regen
eration of Christianity, with an entire absence
Qf dogma. Is doad.
Chrlstophor Morltr. ron Eeldy wai born In
Mainz In 1847, aud was by profession an army
officer, belonging first in tho Prussian andlator
to the Saxon service. Ho attained tho rank of
Lleutonant-Colonol at the nge of 4'J years and
seemod Buro of nn unusually successful career.
Ho thought fit to publish his thoughts about
religion in 1W.K) and 1WJ1, nnd was dismissed
from tlio army, his Ideas being considered In
compatible with his olliclency ns nn ollleor. In
his books "Serious Thoughts." "Moro Serious
Thoughts." "United Christianity." "Earnest
Desire, he proposos a reformation of dogma
and tradition in tho churches, with the pur
pose of Bcourlng a practical and rational form
at Christianity acceptable to nil creeds. The
books wero bitterly uttacknd. Slnoo his retire
ment Col. von Egldy had livod In Berlin and
contributed to tho quartorly. United Chris
IlOir ESTETMAZT ESCAPED.
Shared Oft Ilia Mustache and Walked te tha
Belgian Frontier.
Stetial CabU DetBtteh It Taa ntm.
Londoh, Deo. 20. A correspondent of the
St. James' $ Gazette describes tho flight of Major
Esterhnzy from Franco an follows: " Upon tho
ndvlco of a journalist Esterhnzy went to Chan
tllly, eluding tlio dotectlves who were watching
his movomente. At Chantllly he had his mus
tache shavedofr.maklngldentincatlon impossi
ble. From Chantllly he wentto Maubeuge.lfrom
which place ho walked to tho Bolglan frontier
and proceedodto Brussels, ne had no luggage.
no remained In Brussola until his Identity was
discovered, whon he crossod over to England." I
Elf a LAND TO WELCOME OVIt TZEET.
The Dnlte of York SIny Fnt the Flattleshlp
Prince fleorgn In Commission.
Sveeial Caott Despatch U Tna Stnr.
Lonbon. Dee. 20.-A Central Kews despatch
from Portsmouth says there Is reason to be
lieve that tho Duko of York will. In about flvo
months, commission the battleship Princo
Georgo, now attaohod to tha Channel squad
ron, to bo ln readiness for the proposod visit of
an American squadron. Tho despatch also
says that tho Duke will be made a Bear Ad
miral. The Prince George Is the Duke's favorite
ship, the vessel having beon named for himself
and christened by the Duchess ot York.
OVIt TARIFF J.V JV75r TEIUtlTOItT.
Lord Salisbury May Be Asked to Protest
Against Differential Unties.
pertat CabU Despatch to Tnx 8cv.
London. Deo. 20. Tho Dundee .drfra-Wier
publlshos n despatch from its London corre
spondent saying that Lord Salisbury will be
asked to protest against tho establishment ot
differential duties ln tho Philippines or In Cuba.
Tho Associated Chambers of Commerce havo
takon the matter up, and tho cc respondent Is
Informed thnt the subj'cct Is engaging the at
tention of the Chambers of Commerce of tho
manufacturing towns In the north.
KISQ HUMBERT'S AMNESTT,
Nearly 8,000 of the May Rioters Released
from Imprisonment.
fvecial CabU Dssmatch U Tbm Sort.
Rome. Deo. 20 King Humbert to-day signed
a decree granting amnesty to a large number
of persons who were convicted of participation
in tho May riots. Nearly 3,000. who had been
sentenced to imprisonment for two years or
less, were liberated. Among those set free is
Anna Eullschoff. a Busslan Socialist.
A BOXAFARTIST COXFXREXCK.
Prlno Victor Napoleon Said to ITavo lXet
Ills Supporters in Brussels.
Special CabU Despatch to Taa 8 trie.
London. Dec. 23. A despatch to a looal news
agency from Brussels says that between twen
ty and thirty delegates, representing French
Bonapartlst clubs and associations, had a pri
vate conference with Prlneo Victor Napoleon,
the head ot tho Bonapartlsts, yesterday.
BAOASTA'S CO.DITIOy IMPROTZD.
Spanish Politics Must Await the Premier's
Complete Recovery.
Special Cable Despatch to The stnr.
Madrid. Deo. 20. The condition of Prime
Minister Sagusta. who Is suffering from an at
tack of bronchial pneumonia, was considerably
improved to-day. Political questions will, how
ever, remain In abeynnca until his hoalth Is
completely reestablished.
FRANCE TO BUIJ.D MORE WARSHIPS.
A Report That the Nnval Iludget for 1830
Will Kxceed 875,003,000.
Special CabU Despatch to Tux Sum.
London. Deo. 20. A despatch from Paris to
tho Exchange Telegraph Company says that
tho French Parliament will be asked to voto
tho sum of y04.500.000 francs to tho naval
budget for 1600. of which amount 121.000,000
francs will be expended upon the construction
of sixty-three vessels already begun and
twenty-eight others to bo started in 180U.
IIEXRT BUBBCRIPTIOX CLOSED.
The Widow lias SSS.400 with Which to
Prosecute Iler Slander Suit.
Special Cable Despatch to T Stnr.
Parib. Deo. 20. Tho subscription that was
recently started to enablo Mine. Henry, widow
of Col. Henry, to prosecute M. Relnaqli for
slandering her husband has been closed. The
sum of 127,000 francs was realized.
More roralgn Orders for American loco
motives. Special CabU Dispatch to Tax Bun.
Glasgow. Dec. 20.-The Glasgow tfrraldsays
that It Is Informed that tho India Office authori
ties, being unable to obtain engines for the
India railways from machlno shops In England
within a reasonable time, are ordering looo
raotives built In America.
Channel Traffic Suspended by tbe Ga e.
Special Cable Despatch to Tax Stnr.
London. Dec. 20. A fierce storm Is raglne tn
the Enulish Chatinol, causing serious delays In
tho telegraphic, as well as the steamship ser
vice betwoen England and the Continent. The
Dover ond Ostend steamship service is sus
pended, and direct communication between
Dover and Calais has also been stopped.
Baron F. .1. do Rothschild's Will.
Special Cable Despatch to Tat 8u.
London. Dee. 20.-Tho Jeicith Chronicle says
that tho will of the late Baron Fordlnand J. do
Bothschlld bequeaths 1110,000 to vnrloas
charitlos. Including 100.000 to the Evelina
Children's Hospital. Tho will directs that the
steam yacht Bona be sold and tho proceeds
given to maritime charities.
Shot Himself In a Railroad Station.
Boston, Dec. 20.-A man shot himself In tho
main waiting room of tho North Union Station
early this afternoon, causing groat exsltomout
among the poople there. He fired three shots
at himself, one of which lodged ln his head.
He was taken to the Massachusetts Uonerai
Hospital, wliero ho died about three hours
ator. lie has been Identified as Herbert Dick
inson of Greentled. Mass.
University Settlement in Its New Home,
The University Settlement began the heavy
work ol housemovlng yesterday morning, and
James B. Ileynolds. the head worker, expects
building, at lllvlngton und Eidridgo streets, by
to-morrow evening. Tho now building is a
handsome flve-story structure, wltti brick and
stono Iront. It wus erected by private eubsorlp-
i!Sli.filliC0l0,.0ier W.U0. Tho largest
Individual subscription was that of Banker
James Bpeyer. who gave $25,000,
James R, Heeno Hack In Wnll Street.
James R. Keene, who has been III with the
AFRO-AMERICAN COUNCIL.
TUB itRETINOOAI.IlEa TO CONBIDER
THE RACK RIOTS.
One of the Delegates Criticises President
McKlnlcy for Ignoring the Riots In Ills
Measagennd Doclares Thnt the President
lias Recently Changed His Attitude.
WABittNOToN, Doo. 20. The first annual
mooting of tho Afro-American Council was bo- .
gun this morning at tho Metropolitan Baptist
Church. Tho council was organtzod in Roch
ester, N. V In September last, and a numbor
ot representative colored men wore presont.
Tho election riots at 'Wilmington. N. 0., formed
the Incentive fortho organization ot thoeouncll,
but Its proceedings this morning woro of
n temperato chnractor. Bishop Aloxandor
Walter ot Now Jersey presided, and Bishop
G. W. Clinton of tho A. M. E. Zlon Churoh.
Bishop B. W. Arnett of tho A. M. E. Church and
Bishop Abraham Grout of Pennsylvania were
also presont, Tho call for tho convention was
road by tho Secretary, Ida B, Wclls-Bnrnett.
The Itov. Dr. I. L. Thomas, pistor ot the
church, delivered an address of welcome whloh
wns responded to by the Bov, Dr. J. M. Hender
son of Now York. Dr. Hondorson referred to
the obliteration ot tho lines of sectional feeling
and snld tha different "lines" In America mado
much trouble. Instancing the color line, tho
caste line, nnd tho labor lino. Thoy had not
gathered, ho said, tc listen to the walls ot tho
dotnondent or the threats of tho revengeful.
Bishop Walter mndo an address In which ho
reviewed tho history of the rnco and Its wrongs.
His address was temperate in tono.
Bishop Grout spokoon "Tho 1'oworof Or
gnnlrntlon," which topic was also discussed by
a number of others.
Ex-ltopresentatlvo Murray of North Carolina
Bpoko on "Our Progress In Business," and
several others followed on this subject.
Resolutions protesting against tho oreotlon
of u municipal hospital in tho District ot Co
lumbia it It entailed the withdrawal of Gov
ornment support from the I'rcedmnn's Hos
pital, a colored Institution, woro unanimously
adopted.
At tho evening sosslon ex-Representntlvo
Georgo W. Murray of South Carolina ln his re
marks said: "A white tramp with good clothes
Is nt present bettor olT than n negro millionaire.
When wo show a disposition to aid ourselves
tho whito peoplo will Mid us."
.T. 1'. Uronn of Ohio spoke on tho protection
of American cltireiis. Ho said nt ono tlmo ad
mission wns refused him to tho Gibson House
in Cincinnati, and on this account l'resldont
Mchlnley. tlmu Governor of Ohio, declined to
stop thorn. Ho Mild the President had now
chaugod his attitude. Hehnd not retorted to tho
riots in tho South In his annual message becauso
ho was advised to remain silent by certain col
ored men. Here tho sponkorwas Interrupted
by hhses. nnd a resolution wns udoptcd Imme
diately requesting Mr. (Ireen to nppoar beforo
a committee und prove his assertion,
H. C. C. Astwood of Pennsylvania spoke on
tho samo subject. Ho snld they woro all angry
boenuss the President failed to say anything
relative to tho rnco troubles In his message,
and if he di t not sny something shortly lie
would bo dorolict In his duty.
Tho committco beforo which ,T. P. Green ap
peared have reported that ho did not know tho
names of tlio colored men referred to and
declined to glvo tho name of tho person "near
tho President." Tho report was greeted with
hisses and yells.
Ida Wnlls-Barnott spoko on "Mob Vlolonco
nnd Anarchy, North and South." She said tho
negroes should oppose expansion until tho
Government was ablo to govern tho negro at
home.
II. P. Cheatham. Recorder of Deeds of the
District of Columbia, also spoko.
At tho election of ofllcers Bishop Waltors was
elected President. Ida Wells-Harnett Secretary.
B. W. Thompson Assistant Secretary nnd J. W.
Thompson Treasurer.
CAPE FEAIl AXD TADKIX TAVLEt.
The Railroad Sold to the Atlnntlo Coast
I.lne Company for S3, 110,000.
RAWSion. N. C. Dec. 20. The Care Fear af
Yadkin Valley Railroad was sold at Fayette
ville. N. C, to-day under an order by Judge
Blmontnn of the United States Circuit Court,
and was bought by the Atlantic Coast Line for
S3.110.000. The road was sold as on entirety.
The sale was mado by Masters in Equity E. 8.
Martin and Clement Manly.
Tho bidders were Mr. Blackford, for the Bllt
moro Bond committee (in tho interest of the
Seaboard Air Line); Presidont Samuel Spencer,
for tho Southern Hallway, and General Manager
Walters, for the Atlantic Coast Lino.
Tho bidding was spirited from tho first, be
ginning at $2,100,000. Tho first raise was
$50,000. Then $25,000 was added, followed by
jumps of Trom $1,000 to $10,000 for an hour
and a quarter.
All tho bidders stayed In until tho $.1,000,000
mnrk was reached. The Seaboard Air Lino
dropped out on n bid of Stt.lO.'i.OOO. The prop
orty thpn went to tho Atlantic Coast Linn
for $U,110.HX. Intense interest was felt
hero in tho sale, and tho outcome was a
surprise, both on account of the purchaser
and the high figures realized It was regarded
as n foregone conclusion that the Seaboard Air
Line would get the road. Private cars were
hero with olTleials and lawyers and bondhold
ers of the Southern Railway, Atlantic Coast
Linn. Seaboard Mr Line und tho Capo Tear and
Yndkln Valley Railroad.
Tho Cape rear and Yadkin Valley extends
from Mount Airy to Wilmington through
Greensboro nnd Fayettnvllie, with branches to
Madison, Rumsenrniid BonnettsvIIlo, S. 0. Tho
total mileage is 331.
CHICAGO AXD AZTOX BOLD.
Negotiations Practically Conclnded and
Only Drtulls Remnln to Be Settled.
President Mitchell of the Illinois Trust Com
pany wus In Wnll streot yesterday discussing
with E. H Harriman and other members of the
purchasing syndicate tho details of the transfer
i of control of tho Chicago and Alton Railroad
Company, negotiations for which have beon
undor wny for several weeks and are now prac
tically concluded, A Matemcnt of tho inten
tions of the now ownors was not to be obtained
yesterday, nor the identity of the members of
the syndicate. It Is understood, however, that
tlio road will bo operated as an Independent
lino so as to servo to thelndvantage of the gen
eral railroad system centring at Kansas City,
ftV ,Loil,l,l5 nn.(l Clilcugo. and that Baltimore and
Ohio, Illinois Central. Union Pncifle, Missouri.
Kansas and Texas and probably Missouri Pa
cillu interests are represented in tho syndicate.
Agreement on Western Freight Rates.
Cincinnati, Dec. 2ft. The railroad Presi
dents of tho Chicago nnd tho Ohio River lines
mot to-day and formally decldod upon a
restoration and maintenance of freight rates
on and after Jan. 1. Tlio lines represented
were the "Big , lour." Cincinnati. Hamilton
nn(1. .V.a)rton.v "o.n0lL- "n(1 Pennsylvania. To
night the railroad omclals were entertained by
Presidont lncalls nt his home. Details of the
compact wore agreed upon there.
The Gravity Road Will Not Be Entirely
Abandoned.
Superintendent Munvllle of the Delaware and
Hudson Canal Company has given notice that
the gravity railroad of the company between
Carbondalo and lionosdale, Pn.. will continue
In operation for passenger and merchandise
tramc. locomotives to bo used between Way
mart aud Honesdalo. '
The Oerard-Thters Recital.
Mr. Albert GCrard-Thlers. a tenor of this city,
gave n song recital at Christian Soience Hall, In
West Elglity-se cond street, last night. Ho was
assisted by Miss Kate Stella Burr, accompanist,
and Mr. Rolf de Brandt Rantzau. a young
pianist.
Mr. Gorord-Thlers sang a number of familiar
songs in a rather monotonous voice. Two of
his selections were heard at last Sunday's con
cert at the Opera Houso. " Ioh grollo nioht'
having been sung by Ilerr Van Rooy. and
Ilogor's "At Parting." which Mme. Nordlea
sang us an encore. Tho reputations of these
KMi nerfo8.rn.m c"1 ""h
Jiiui i ntzau '" technically proficient, and
m,Wl.liec0li18 ".vory.t'opd pianist if he would
cultivate a less herolo touch and payan oc
casional tribute to tho soft pedal, fte was ex
tremely Bulf-po8sess.)d. and oxhlblted none of
peeted lu sucli youthful artists.
The programme closed with a group of four
KS'VV??1' ""wyor. an American com'
p2ii,0.'.icon"laorabl,, Promise, whodled at the
ago oi .1,
A fair-sized audlenco. profuse and India,
criminate in Its applause was present"
The Rev. David Mitchell Dead.
The Rev. David Mitcholl, formerly pastor ot
the Scotch Prosbyteriun Church, died last
night nt his homo. 247 Union street, Jersey
City, after u .brief Illness. Ho was about 08
years old. He resigned his pastorate about
three years ago. but has since been doing active
sunUVm"0111 ehuw,' '! daughters
Pnrdoued by Gov. Black.
pVr "J?-, -""--Gov mck has pardoned
vtMw0?.'9 0t ,lo!ter,who was eon
iwfJJ"' Av,r1.1 P a charge cf grand larceny
SHU'S? SPA' le raw ed a sentouce if three'
yoars and three months lu Auburn pmon.
MMpijiripjpjppj,,
OH, XT WAS TERRIBLBI
Skippers of the Utile S. Hare fa Wild Time
In Grant South Bay.
The following talo was sent to TnB Box last
night by a Long Island eoa story writor:
Babylon, L, I.. Deo. 21).-Capts. Augustus
Smiling and William Brown, who wore return
ing to the mainland from Fire Island inlet,
where thoy had been on an extended shoaling
trip yestorday in the cstboat Lizzio S had an
i experience which old baymon hereabouts say
is the most thrllllnir (hat ever occurred In thoso
wntors.
Tha men started an hour or two bofore sun
down, the boat being loaded with a large quan
tity ot wild fowl, which had been shot by the
men, and guns, stool, Ac
Tho wind was blowing almost a hurricane
from tho northwest, and the Lizzie 8., which
had boon a stanch craft ln her day. was worn
out from the hard usago she had received In
the past thirty years and was in a leaking
condition. . ... ....
Tho baymen hereabout lay up their best
boats as soon as party sailing Is over In tho
summer and depend on any old craft to carry
them about during tho winter.
smiling and urown, who havo spent their
llvos on tho bay, cared nothing for tho salt, and
regarded tho leaking of the boat as an incident
which would only tend to mako tho trip tho
more exciting and oujoyablo.
Tho boat was soon noticed to be leaking
worsotban was expected, but while ono re
mained at the helm the other worked tho
pump, and In this way the Lizzie 8. fought hor
way to windward down tho channolf
The water, however, began to rise, and when
in tho middle of the bay Smiling, with
whitened face, saw that their only ohance wns
by taking to the tiny boats which thoy had ln
tow.
"Hurry. Will. If you care for yourllfol" cried
Smiling, as he cut looso tho painter of tho
small bonts and tho two men crowded. Into tho
tiny craft.
They wore none too soon, for hardly had thoy
scirnd tholroars when a blast of tlio hurricane
struck tho sailboat and she sank beneath tho
water's edge.
"Now null 1 for God's sake, nulll" thn men
shouted tn each other ns thoy both labored
with tho vain hops of being able to row to tho
main land.
Tho mon and tiny oraft were buffeted about
like mern toys In the gnlo. which had lashed
the waters of tho bay Into a fury which re
sembled the ocenn,
lee was forming rnpldly,
Tho morcury wns falling rapidly, and the
mon realized that thoy would soon moot death
from one source or anothor.
With a hope born of tho determination to sell
their lives as dearlyas possible, thn mon strug
gled to koep their boats afloat, but wero fnst
becoming prostrated when thoy espied a sloop
coming to their rescue.
The vessol proved to hn the Growler, com
manded by Capt. Geoigo Watts of Bay Shore.
Tho men were soon taken aboard, nnd after
being, thawed out In the warm cabin ot the
Growler related their oxperlcnco.
Besides the loss of tholr boat the men are out
their guns, bird, stool nnd other boat nnd gun
ning fixtures, amounting to about $200.
B. R, WIT.ZIS HAXOED.
The Tounc Sinn tViio Killed David Lambert
of Wilton, Conn,, Dies on the Scaffold.
HAitTFonn. Doe. 30. Benjamin R. Willis, who
was only 23 years of age, was hanged on tho au
tomatic gallows In tho State prison at Wethers
fleid. at 12:20 o'clock this morning, for tho
murder of his former school teacher. David
S. R. Lambert of Wilton, a year ago. Willis and
a companion entered Lambert's houso during
the latter's absence. Mrs. Lambert was alone
In tho houso and thn two men bound and
chloroformed her and then ranackodthnplaee.
Mr. Lambert returned unexpectedly, and as ho
entered the door tho burglars began firing, six
shots taking effect. The wounded mnn was
loft on the floor while the murderers escaped
by his team, ln which he had just returned
home.
Lambert died five days later and Willis and
his oompanlon were arrested In Chicago last
, Jlarch. Willis confessed to a detective. The
Supreme Court refused to Interfere with the
case.
MINIXO XEWS.
Abont two carloads of oro is tho dally output
of the Modoc. Cripple Creek. Twonty-flve per
cent, of tho mineral Is emeltlnc gradoandthe
remainder runs two ounces.
Arrangements are being made for opening
up tho lour clalmB of the Mother Lode Mining
Company In the Black HIIK South Dakota.
The vein Is from 30 feet to IQ feet wide, and
tho oro averages from $3 to $5 per ton. There
is an ample water supply on the property.
Reports from Gilpin county. Col.. Indicate a
remarkable degree of activity. The Harrison
tunnel up North Clear Creek Is proceeding
rapidly. The main tunnol of, tho Bchultz
flPfe is ,ln:5feet. and has 5 feet of flno
mill dirt, with nn Inch streak of rich ore show
ing sylvnnlto and tellurium, tho latter carrying
values of $5,000 to thn ton. Returns of three
ounces gold per ton wore obtained from tho
last mill ore of thn Specie Payment on Bellevue
Mountain. The Cook mine is maintaining its
P'iJ.90 as the biggest producer ot the country.
The Young Amorlca. Bossburg. Wash., has
all Its machinery installed and has begun activo
operations. Development work has been re
sumed on tho Little Tom. nnd tbe crosscut
from the bottom of tho 50-foot shaft of tho Sco
tia Is in good ore.
"Ourpeople have great faith In years ending
with nine." writes a mining ongineer from
Washington. They remember that '40 wus
no great year in California: that the Frnsnr
River discoveries wero made in '50; that in o
J irglnla City began to boom : thnt Colorado
forged to the front In '80. nnd in V.l we are go
ing to havo lively times ln Kootenayand East
Washington."
During tho first nine months of this year tho
Stockbndge of the North Star Co.. Nevada
county. California, produced $21(0,000 gold at a
cost of $177,000. Tho central shaft In this
mj5?.,ha8, Intersected the New York IIIII vein.
Additional machinory. Including a large com
pressor, has been ercetod. and furtherdovolop
ment Is proceeding. Jnmes D. Hague. Presi
dent of tho company, started for California
yestorday to overlook the property. He will
nlso visit tho Mount Pleasant, Eldorado county,
on which operations have been recontly re
sumed. At a meeting of the directors of the Markoen
Copper Company yesterday Prof. Leopold Bal
baeh was appointed Superintendent and In
structed to put 100 mnn to work at once. Tho
property consists of three claims near Clifton.
Arizona. It has a surface vein 150 feet wide.
fa?ase developed! aVeraSeS B POr cent-C0I,pera8
rnttnesa Troubles.
A meeting of the creditors of Louise Beaudet,
the comlo opera singer, was held yesterday at
the offlco of Seaman Millor. referee ln bank
ruptcy, at U Broad street. Miss Beaudet kept
tho creditors waiting for three-quarter of nn
fh.urJ?r1r; .she n",ve1- ," was understood
S?t,?lf,amdbiTUldParherdeto'bitrt
vP.fTl.i1!; Ba,e5' Prudent of the Tradesmen's
Industrial Exchange to Absorb Mining Kx
change. The Mining Exchange of New York, which
has found that dealing solely in mining stocks
does not pay. Is to be nbsorDed by the New
York Industrial Exchange, whloh was Incorpo
rated nt Albany on Wednesday, under a charter
allowing It to engage in tho business of buying
and selling agricultural nooks bonds and prod
ucts and tho s ooks and bonds of mlsmdla.
neous corporal ons. Including mining comia
21:. AmaJori,& ' 'he directors of the new
change oncers of tbe old Mining Ex-
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its brow is fevered, its pulse rapid, Its
features pinched with pain and there are
great blue circles under its eyes, the mother
hovers about the bedside, and with anxious
eyes tries to rend the meaning of every ex
pression upon the physician's face.
A woman may save herself almost all of
this worriment about her children if aba
will but take proper care of her womanly
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child born of a mother who is thoroughly
healthy in a womanly way will almost
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on the delicate and important organs that
bear tbe burdens of maternity. It makes
them well, strong and vigorous. It heals
all Internal ulceration and inflammation.
It stops debilitating drains. It fits for
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"A lady told me that Dr. Pierce's Favorite
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house without being In misery. I Degan taking
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to thank Dr. Pierce enough."
They don't simply nive temporary relief,
but are a permanent cure Dr. Fierce'
Pleasant Pellets for constipation. They
never gripe. One little ''Pellet" is a
gentle laxative and two a mild catharic.
1899 Calendars.
Japanese Fairy Tales, &c, &c
, at 10 cents per copy.
Japanese Art
New Goods for New Years Gift
A display and sale of rare
Pottery, Bronzes, Paintings,
and Prints, affording; Col
lectors and Connoisseurs an
opportunity for securing val
uable specimens of Oriental
Art at moderate prices.
Large assortment of
New Prints at 25 cents,
Tozo Takayanagii
t 12 East Sixteenth Street,
Between Broadway and Fifth Avenue,
NEW YORK.
Inspection Iribited.
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French Patent Calf, Itussla nnd BlaoU
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Chadvfirlc Murray.
Vaux Chadwick. an architect of Toronto, wu
married In St, Georco's Church. Flushing, yes
terday, by the rector, tho Rev, Dr. Walter, to
Jessie Dorothea Murray of that place, a mem
ber of one of tho old Lone Island families. Tilt
bridesmaids woro I.nura Popham and Nina
Mitchell of Flushlne nnd Louise Ohadwiok and
I3lla MaoDonald of Toronto. Tho maid of
honor wns Miss Florence Ellbnck of German,
town, Pa. Tho wrddlne took placo at 3 P. M.
nnd tho chuicb was well filled with nuests,
vif,8.iVi,.,,irr. woir?i ""old "1 Iinrrls Murray of
MnnfciVf,i?"i1.,ow,,,,!u Bnd c7r" Caasels of
v?ii;fla.n,f ntl J,n"ios I.uco Nichols of Albany
follow ng the ushers enme three little missis,
ihrr.Jifei?i,ncUS.,!"ld' Folln MaoDonWid ami
Ultra IJanklpr. Tho bride was escorted by her
brotlior-in-lavv. Donald MaoDonald The best
man was Ilalpli HosWiisof Toronto. After the
WH' 1 rfl?r''l, was hold at the Macllon
?!. l!omc1s,ea.J on Parsons avnnue, Mr, and
Mrs. Chadwick will reside lu Toronto.
McLnuclilln-Clarlt. SB
BwonAMTOs. Doo. 20.-Frederlek Charles
Mcjjtuchlln. an attorney of New York city, and
Miss Barah Hands Clark wore married yester
day In Trinity Church by tho Itev. John I.a
(?,, iTil,B cpfomony was followed by a recep-
f'Stlea.S ""l ",t.,,", residence ol the linn
iviii. i'LiV Vla bride was attended by Misses
iJ c L1 rH?rd -3nrt, EllRshoth Htone Alber;
Mrs, McLaughlin will lesldv in lirooklyn,
Gnllasher-Klernan.
Detective Frank Onllauhcr of tho East Sixty
seventh stroet station and Miss Nollle Klernan, , ;
i,!JFhtero,.I'atrlman Klernan of the stm
boat jvjuad. were married at Bt. Cecllb '
Church yesterday. DetectlvoGallashsr'icoui.
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