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W If 4 "" " " " THE SM, FRIDAY, DECEMBER SO, 1808, " " ' JL '
sH . , . : 2 . . """ i " " ' ' - I 1 ." THE' NICARAGUA" QAttAL. B L oxit owner op tub new cox cra te Wt 8ION TELLS ABOUT IT, fl' Hf Interesting Information to the Latat ,i. Wit' Aspirant for Thl Governments Favor '1 'l Snys Concession to Maritime Company la ''i. 9t Hopeleialyl.oat-Doean'tl.lkeMJorganllill If I' In order to hare explained tho nowNloara- ',v Kr ua Canal Company, whloh consists of a syndl i ett4 wlth wn,en Mr-William II. Grace Is asso- u Ui elated, a Bun reporter asked Mir. Cragln, the !: m foremost representative of the company to i Iffli deicribe It origin and Its status. , Mi "Mr. Cragln, are you yet willing to give any v Ul i statements regarding tho now concession ob- 1 fill' talned by Mr. Eyre andooursolf tor conatruct- V '! 's the Nicaragua Canal,?" IBS "What do you wish tolknow?" J U& "Howoame the new'concesslon with a new ' 'MS eronp of capitalists upon tho Held at this IBS time?" '' wl "The new concession leanot tho result of tho ifML Increased Interest In thejonnal occasioned by i 1 Ik,' the war with Spain, but Is the outcome of the I film expenditure of much tlmoland monoy through ' 1 !' IS. a period ot several years. In 181)4 1 had an un i ? 'I ! F derstandlur With tho management of tho old ' " f canal company, and, proceeding upon that un- . (I if derstandlng, eooured the cooperation ot men : ! ft of national reputation and financial strength i;! , IS Ml' wlthaviowof construotlns'tlie canal. Anum- ';'' ill v berot those were Chicago roan. But tho prom- 'A w Isea made by the oanal company were not ful- f- jS X filled and tho matter was dropped for tho time 1 '' 'I0 belnir. In the fall ot 1807 a contraot was en- :-, i tared Into with tho canal company under Li I S which there was taken to Nicaragua In Jnnu- '"$ ! g; aryof this yea, at the expense of myassoclates "iE s and myself, a large croup, ot contractors and 'f n 1$ engineers, who. If the conditions wero favora- f K ble, were to make bids for'tho construction of , ; k thecanal. , " It'developod In Nicaragua that tho conces- ' I ('' slon known as tho Marltlmo Company'd was bo ! v defeotlv as to reaulro most extensive and ;' , radical ohanges before actual work could bo lot ,., vr ! if to contraotors. It was also evident that the ,'L. , present managemontoftho Marltlmo Company " ' ' if? wai D0' cood standing In Ktcaracua. 'iktt 'a'i " Upon tho party's return to this country the Jj t ) canal company, having changod Its ofQcors. ro- J", u'J fused to carry out Ita contract '$(' ' 4 1 "Thls,then,waathesltuatIonlastBDrlng:Tho " l!' iST oanal company had fallod to carry out Its con- i , ! tract) the concession granted April, 1887, to W oo'mplota tho canal by Oct. 0. 1800. expired by V t (IIP limitation on that day: there was no money In lif4 m the company's treasury and it had no crodtt: w ? sh there was no possibility ot getting a renewal ot 3 H ' the eoncesalon unless there came a radical ' i Mi change In the offlcors, and there was no appar- ,' I v M ,n' e"or belnax made for such a renewal. " , Ml There weroirory large Issues of stocks and i bondsofthe Maritime Company and practically i I no assets : Uie property was wasted, and thoro tl ' was dlsoord In the management Itself. '' ! J "There was but one thins. to do, namely, or- i i I BanlieiaKtroncAmerlcansyndlcateonnowIlnes : if, and securo a workable concession that would I : enable a new company to construct the canal. r 5 This was done. Men ot large capital and high I 4 standing In the commercial world joined tho h v j ! movementwlththoobjeototsecuringtoAmerl- 9 t cans a new concession. A new concession was !'' I .. prepared having special reference to meeting ' K. ' the views and needs of tho Government and the IhC i 1 r" ' Deoplo ot the United Btatea. This was satla- '" f I)' faotorlly negotiated with the Nlcaraguan Qov- j-f-'l r, ernmont." ; 1 I S " Did you not have foreign compotltors when , a j i JF" Ton obtained this concession V 'AJ-l j! !' " Thera seemed to bo a serious. menaco to ft jj American ownership ot tho canal, for there F i J were representatives of English capitalists In i s I, i. Kloaragua at that time endeavoring, as every f- ;,' one i.ylleved, to arrange for a now concession. ''V,'S' i" "1'hoEyre-Cragln concession sares the canal if' X- v i.o Americans, and tho fears expressed In and . -fij ' L out of Congress that the canal would be cap- V Rfl I tured by Europeans ara now allayed. Ibollovo ' MWj expression of good wlil from tho Qovorn- ment and peopla to the-new syndicate is war- f ranted. They should be appreciative ot tho Bi fact that but for its efforts and expenditures ' there would probably never hare been saved to t Americans the control and. ownership ot the A canaL- U "Is the new concession an Improvement on ',?, ' S tho ProrlouB one. which la about to expire, l M '' i known as the Maritime concession ?" F'ftf V " There tonocomparlaon. The ownership of af. K , the canal is ltt,perpotuIty. and not for nlnety- iS l! nlnorears It gives absolute right to use all ' P? ' ?' land and waters in the republic of Nicaragua. ;.'if, ;w " Them are. no oustora duties and no taxes for ill ki all tiasta. II is a complete, workable, praotlcal vi UH n eoncesalon for oonstruotlng tho canal, with ii Nil "i ample powers to the oompany .under every poa- li SI ft elbracondlUon. It meets perfeotly all the dlfll- F- id A oulttea of the genorai situation and provides a f I'' ter way tor harmonlElns conflicting ideas and ln W If dbBI terests." P fi''Hlf Is any legislation for tho Nicaragua Canal f 5 ,H j proleet probable at this session of Congress !' V B'fflK ,. I.think noti for, as the Jaota becomoknown. ' iJ ills ItwlUbeseenttiattheraisnothingtQbegalnea I i; IS br ins legislation proposed. The Senate re- J i si" PV on th0 aubieot is strikingly Inaccurate In iv 1 iff walt. Purport to be statemento of facta. Its 1- I III seemingly .moat important declaration iaAased I" I ill SPO1 a totajfe mi8leadlnirf,Ifnot fraudulent. I -1 IS. dMument. Tfha Morgan bulThowever. having I I," iff! ncelveatnB indorsement ot the Benate com" I MM e altwe. Bwders it diffloultto substitute b rea- ! Mi W& eonable. practicable bill.'' I'SsL i ' . hBtllo rou mean by saying, 'As the. faots i W ' beeomoknpwnr' AranotaUthefactaltnownJ" S , ' I -w 'Qertalniy not, y fAt r Congress is working on misinformation ro- ki BaralngNicaragua'a position, misinformation fit A sP as to the Maritime Company's concession, mis- ? !'' h intonnatiqn as to tho Atlas English concession W. , ndmlsinfonnatloaastothenewEyro.Cragin &i i. i S concession. Wt "J ' SF . 'Ws not truo that Nicaragua has ever done !' "3! 6. anything but aid the Interests of tho canal. It ', I ' ffi not true that our Government can enforce ill i upon Nicaragua an extension of the Maritime i&J I ' 3- eoncesslonandeven if it were extended the fhi canal couWnot be constructed under that con- ffl i ff cession, as anyone can see by carefully read- , l t ItisnottruethatNiearaguaovergaeacon- t h cessjon to the Atlas Steamship Company that , ft lntexlerss with a new concession or makes ,A J f neceasarytho granting of an extension of tho if Pi Mantlmo concession in order to save thecanal f il, 4 "Thereara other important faots regarding l i M WjllehCpngTesa is misinformed." L) Sfr- w )Vo?L" th enactment of the Morgan bill fjslf m. ntsten the construction otths canal?" i ,1. it x ItwlUflotbutwlUretardltbyoomplIcatlne t .W ij9 ttauters. i f 5 " What U the purpose of the Morgan bill?" , i t MU an attempt to prolong the life of tho 'Hi- i. ncesswanow owned br th Maritime Canal utf ' f Company with the hope that In some indefinite 4 i wajtthoeonoosaloucanboextencled, and thoru- i f after the oanal be constructed by theGovern- , ) pent under this concession. But it has not & f been nor oan it be shown In Congress or else- U. i" where that ue enactment of tho Morsau bill t. i could aqcpmpllah this or would result In ao- it j, eomplishlnganythlnBdeslrable." , , f ! Whatwould tha United States grant and re- V ' h lvaIttbe"Morganbliraiiouldbeonaotodf" 5 it would give $5.000.WO to the Maritime X ) ! Company.,. , 6 - Ap It would receive an excuse for claiming an 5. SS extension oi .time within, which to construct I y thecanaTunder the Maritime concession. It t could be but a claim, and. an utterly worthless v, cW.ca ,n "" judgment of the leading lawyers Ot.JltcaraeuaanatheUnttod States." t , f WottlJthe United States get any assots or f1 i " No. For the property of tho Marltlmo Com- 1 i X Pany In Nicaragua, which la valued at halt a WBim " mllUon dollar8.reverts to Nicaragua noxtQoto- ? . bnMCordlng tothetormsof the conoesaion." ei Ilowdoeslhe Morgan bill meet the wants of If,, 8 Nloarafrual" . if IJ Itdoefnot meet them at all, but Is directly E i I , SRtf ".i'0 V16m Nicaragua has. after full my' I deliberation, formally declared by unanimous k; , , vote or its Congress that the Maritime conces- H ' ( slon expires Oct. O.lbOU. and has granted and V I guaranteed another exclusive concession, In m ., ft tha ace of this, that Uovoromont will and ai must rpfuso to negotiate for an extonslon, In If ft. tact,'tho passage of the Morgan bill, utterly fl f" it ' lanorlng this recent action of tho Nlcarnguau MV I ' Government, would bo an unwarranted Insult J," ?! - i to a friendly republic." Vr. 8; ! f "Buppose. as threatened In, some quarters, Mill Nlearaoua should be pressed by the United it r States Government, what would happen V y .,"8he would. then naturally domaud interna- tlonal .arbitration. Aa wo forced Great llrllaln J, to arbitrate with Venezuela, so. In Uie very nu- . t turaof thevcase,we would be obliged to arbl. X. tratewltb Nicaragua. Tills arbitration might 14, - W taka-two or three years. The arguments In !' I, f thaeasessem tobeoverulielmlnitly In Nlcaro- !i 5ufr vori W th? "Ditrators ould. no i ' i i doubt, eq deolde, Ivrthermore, Nicaragua ! I I X wouldcerwlnlr call attention to the fact, which ft it seems centrally lost sight of, that she has duly , i v granted, to representatives of an American t : ,' it syndicate a valuable and workable contract to I , 'W promptly construct the canal." ' ! .," Can you ghea list of the names of the syn- i j ' dleate?" ',. ( J ."Thelistofnsmeswlllbemadepubllolnduo ,v , I & time. lljapnt.ofthesfronRestsyndlffatesever I A organised in. Die Untied Htatoe. Any doubt , A hat mar ext pi 1U ability to carry 9msu. '' HBl Jt 1 , I -SkSssiiliiiMiHHBHHs . , dertaklngs will vanish when the names aro known." . "Viil many Senators vote for the Morgan bill?" . "Noonocdn tellhowmenwlllvoto. Butlt Is dlflloult to understand how any Benator. who will ascertalnlthe facts and who really; de sires tho prompt construction of the canal can vote tor the Morgan bill, under which the canal cannot bo constructed and which is offensive io N (carat Ha, when there exists a compra tensive concession under which the canal can io promptly constructed with tho hearty co operation of Nicaragua." , " It tho Maritime concession fs worthless nnd unavailable, what should be dono by thoso who desire to necurothe earliest possible construc tion ot the Nioaragua Canal?" , , " Foster correct publlo sentiment: ascertain the facts In tho caso: publish them: demand falrtrcatmont to a sister republlo that In this ina'ier nas aciou wiui correctness, aisniir. courtesy and whilom, notwltbatandlng that It has been tho subject ot man?. Insulting re marks and false statements, ltememborthat Nicaragua is a sovereign State and must bo treatcdassuoh." . t .. Were tho present conditions foreseen by tho President of Nicaragua and your party who represented the Amorloan syndicate 1" , They certainly were, and were talked ovor by tho President of Nicaragua and by my asso ciates and myself, and the new concession was carefully diawn to provide a safo and sure (way of promptly constructing the canal by Axnor lcans. and of securing to them Its management and ownership, "What prevents the United States from at onco constructing and owning tho canal ?" ' Tho Clayton-Dulwor treaty nnd the formal declarations and obligations of Nicaragua pro vent this at present." A ,. . "How does your new concession provldo for tho ultimate ownership of the canal by tho Unltod Htatos?" , , ...... " One of tho articles provides for this owner ship upon obtaining tho consent of Nicaragua. What more could bo asked? Would anyone expect that tho Unltod Btntcs could take pos session of territory of a 1 riondly republlo with out Ita consont V" , ... .... "Can there boanyoonoosslonobtalnod by tho United Btates or by any ono ?" " No. and there could bo no reason for seoklng another, forwhllo this now concession shea the exclusive right In perpetuity to construct and own a canal across tho Nlcaraguan Isth mus, and while for all time nono other can bo granted. It does not oppose tho Interests of our CloNornmont and pqoplo, and It doos provide n direct and cortaln plnn for tho construction of the canal in accordance with their wlsluw." " Is there any valid reason why tha canal should not be constructed promptly under this now concession?" . , ., " None whatovor. Good sense, justice to all concerned, the declared wishes of Nicaragua,, tho opportunity ot making an Amorlcan canal all urgo this course." , , .... ' Homo Influential journals urgo that, the canal bo constructed under the Clayton-Bulwar treaty. Can this be duno ?" ..... " Certainly, and It wouldlbo a most admirable and practical Illustration ot the friendship be tweon these two countries, as that treaty pro vides that tho canal may bo built under tha joint auspices ot both the, Unltod States and Groat Britain by a prlvato corporation. The new concosslon carefully guarded this possi bility, although It was considered only a possi bility " " What can you suggest that Congress might do?" "Let Congress work in harmony with the now concosslon and realize, that a war Is now open to promptly oonstruot tho canal without Insult ing Nicaragua, without Injuring Costa llica and without being discourteous to Great Brit ain. Let It realize-, also, that tho enactment ot a bill in tho United Statss Congresa does not necessarily affeot legislation In other coun tries " " liow doos tho contemplated action of the United States Senate look to you ?" " It la a strango ploture. With apparent seri ousness Uie benato contemplates enacting legislation which Is contrary to the formally expressed determination of the Congress ot tho nation affected. That Is to say. it contemplates treating a friendly republlo as It It were a vas sal. The strangeness ot this action would bo bettor appreciated If we should put a llrst-class European power In the place of Nicaragua. Or, to illustrate further Uie strangeness ot the sit uation, let us reverse the conditions and sup pose that the United Btates Congress had enacted legislation affeoting its own territory, and we learned that the Nlcaraguan Congress was contemplating legislation ot a oontrary na ture affecting and dlsposlngof this samo United States territory. Is it not plain that, whon legis lation is proposed. It should bo not only for tha best Interests ot tho United Btates, but In har mony with Nlcaraguan legislation and cot in antagonism to It." " Bo you speak for others in this matter?" " I speak for myself only." jtESiass mo3i xae katt. Engineer SlcFarland Accepts an Offer 1'roiu the Wcitlucliouio Company. WABniNOTON.Dco. 20. Passed Assistant En gineer 'Walter M. MclTarland. now on duty as an assistant to Engineer-ln-Chlef Melville, has tendered his resignation from tho naval service to occopt an offor of tho Westinghouso Com pany of Pittsburg to become Us assistant gen eral manager. Mr. MoParland Is regarded as one Cot tho brightest men In tha Engineer Corps. No officer has a hlghor professional standing. He won a cadotshlp to the Naval Acadomy in 1875 through a competitive exam ination among the male scholars of thopublia schools of the District of Colum bla. and was an honor man in his class on graduation. At tho International Congress ot Marino Engineers and Naval Constructors In London during the Queen's Jublleo he represented the United Btates Government. The resignation of Mr. McFarland Is only another instance of the feeling among naval officers that the service does not offer sufficient inducements for men of ability in scientiflo work. The pay of naval officers is less than that ot army officers, and one cause ot dissatis faction in the Engineer Corps has been'.tlie fail ure of Congress to act on the Personnel bill so that the engineer officers would be relieved ot their present anomalous position in regard to rank, and command. A number ot naval officers have resigned In recent Years to ao eept lucrative positions with private concerns. Borne have become professors in colleges and others have cono to shipbuilding, electrical and ordnanoe firms. Mr. MoFarland will re ceive more than throo times his salary as a naval officer and twlooas much as ho would get on reaching the highest grade in his corps. MAX SCOW B aEXTJBXCB. Beoretary)T.onc Remits Tt and Restores Him to Duty with a Reprimand. WisnrsoTON, Deo.'20. Action was takei to day by Becretary Lone; on the Iflndtngs of tho court-martial in the case of Naval Constructor John F. Hansoom. convicted ot violating a law ful order ot tho Beoretaty ot the Navy, and sen tenced to suspension for six months on waiting order pay. On account ot the great demand for tho services of naval constructors to super Intend the unpreewlonted amount of construc tion work In progress, the sentonce was remit ted and Constructor Hanscom restored to duty with a reprimand, lie will be assigned to duty at Cramps' shipyards. Fhlladolphlu. In connec tion with the construction ot the Alabama and the Maine, relieving Naval Constructor Lln- Bnrd, who will take tho place of Constructor anscom at tho Lcaguo Island Navy Yard. Relief Work In Havana Province, WisnisoTON, Deo. 20. The following de spatch from Major-Gen, Brooke to tho Secre tary of War, dated Havana, Doc. 'JO, was mado publto to-night: "Replying to your despatch regarding tha suffering In Havana and In the province ot Havana, I find Gon. Lee has made amplo pro vision tor relief ot pcoplo In his department, and Gen. Ludlow has made arrangements to meet necessities In the'olty. Major ureenough and Mr. Gould have arranged to distribute a large amount of subsistence unloaded from the Comal tot La Regla. It seems that every at tention Is given to this mattsrand supplies will be furnished to all needy as rapidly as the peo ple are found." i Admiral Sampson Calls on Secretary long mid the 1'retlilent. Washington, Deo. 1!0. Rear Admiral Samp son was well enough to leave his hotel to-day. He called on Secretary Long and accompanied the Secretary to the White nouse, where lie had a chat with the President about the work of the Cuban Evacuation Commission and the sltuatleu In Havana, Beoretary Iiiig eald there was nothing Important in Admiral Bamp. son's visit to Washington. He had not been here since Boptombor. the Beorolary said, and sauted to pay hla rosiiocts to President Mc Kinley and tho Becretary. Victim of the North Carolina Race Jllo)i. Wabihnoto. Deo. 20. A victim oMhe tyil. mlngton. N.'O., race riots, William Russell, colored. SO years of ago, to-day applied to tha sanltury officer of the district for transporta tion to the home of his grandmother. In WIdle boro,Mass. lie. said that (n tho race riots his wife, brother and ohild weio iillsd and he was forced to tly for hla Ufa, No Boldler Dentin In lol to Rico) Oie Heath In Santiago, WisniNoroN, Deo, 2f. Jlajor-Oon Honry telegiaphed tho War Department to-day that there hail been no deaths among the United States troops In Porto Rico on Dec, 27 and 2H Major-Gen. Wood at Santiago telegraphed UW ,r,,vSt0J rl1?8 ,wi Morgan. Company Ji. ThlrdUnitodBtatea Volunteora, died to-dayof remittent malarial (eer, WF.nwxt-T i iiiiiswiiiwiiiilif iiniiKfi i -V NJCAIUGTJA'CANAI RETORT. TtlB COMMISSION QITES TUB llESULr Or ITS IXrESTlUATIONS. The IjuII Route Preferred to Thai of the Maritime Cnnnl Company Ueonuio It la Kasler ot Construction and Will Be Safer Tlin Ratlmnted Coat la 813,000,000. WABnitiaTos, Deo. 20. This Is tha prelimi nary progress report ot the Nicaragua Canal Commission, filed with the Becretary ot State yesterday : WAguIJJaT0Ki Dca 20. 1808. "Tilt ITmorailt, tt Stnttaty qfStatt. " 8m: We have Uio honor to aokno.wlodgo tho receipt ot your lettor ot tho 10th Inst.. Inclosing a copy ot a resolution ot tho Sonato ot Dec. 1C, rqaueatlcg a report of tho progress made by this commission In investigating the question of the proper routo and tho feasibility and cost of construction ot tho Nicaragua Canal. This commlafJon has understood the law by which it was constituted, approved Juno 4, 1807, to require that all routes heretofore proposed having anymorlt are to bo considered. Now routes that appear to hae merit are to be de veloped and the entire region of canal possibil ities to be examined with sufficient thorough ness to enable a just and comprehensive com parison ot the various routes to bo made and the most destrable one solcated. In short, to enablo this commission to make a complato and exhaustive report. " With this in view, the commission visited Nicaragua, personally examlnojd tho entire canal region from ocoan to ocean and employed some seventy englneors, with their laborers, and holpers, for ton months In making careful survoys and examinations of tho canal region. Bomo meteorological and hydrologlcal ob sonersaro still conUnued In Nicaragua, with n. vlow to obtaining a full year's observation ot that nature. " Tho required field work has booh obtained. Tho rcductloupf this Held work, togothor wlthH the compilation and comparison of former sur-- era, going back nearly fifty y oars, has boen in' progress for more than two months. Tho com mission believes thnt tho construction of a canal across Nicaragua Is entirely feasible Tho estimates for two ot tho best known char acteristic routes have boen noarly completed. These routes are known as the Maritime Canal Company's routo and tho Lull route. Their es- tlmated cost Is approximately $121,000,000 and S12J.OO0.0OO respectively. The assumed di mensions are considerably greater than over boforo proposed, both In longth of locks and In width, depth and radius of curvature ot canal. "Theso increased dimensions havo been, made nooessary by tho domands ot modern' commerco. sizo and rir&tifrntof modern fthfna Ac. This has necessarily mado a correspond ing Increase In tho oattmated oost, and Is in no way Inconsistent with tho estimates mado from former survoys, which contemplated a much smallor and cheaper canal. A canal of Bmallor dimensions, just sufficient for present needs, is being estimated for. Buoh a oanal would cost considerably less than tho estimate for a canal suitable for modern necessities Which is referred to above. "It is tho opinion of this commission that, of tho two routes herewith estimated for, tho one called the Lull route Is the more desirable, beoauso it is easier of construction, presents no problems not well within good engineering1 jprooodents, and will dpi a safer and more reliable canal when completed. It also helloes that the di mensions and form ot construction preferred by tho commission are bettor than tho cheaper form, with smaller dimensions, which would undoubtedly call for expensive Improvements within a short time after its completion. .Doth ot the routes referred to above admit ot vari ants, which may reduce the 0O3t. Theso are now being considered by the commission. Tho work necessary for an exhaustive discussion of and report upon the entire canal problem la being pushed us rapidly as its great magnitude permits, and. when completed, the report will bOBUbmlttod without delay. Wo are, sir. with great tcspoct. your obedient servants. " J. E. Walked. "Rear Admiral U.S. N.. President of commis sion. "Lewis M. Haupt. . Civil Engineer, member." I conour with tho other members of tho commission in respect to the progress ot thet work and tho feasibility of the canal, but! think. In view of the Increased size ot the canal estimated for and the difficulties incident to work In tropical countries, that the estimate Is lower than It should be by about 20 per cent, , , . ''PHTKBC. HAINS. Colonel Corps of Engineers, member." Capt, Crownlnshiold, Ch'of of the Naval Bureau ot Intelligence, wbo Is familiar with Nicaragua Canal motors, said to-day. with reference to the preliminary report made by the commission "Without giving close attention to the com mission's facts and figures. It seoms to me I prefer the routo laid down by tho Maritime Canal Company. Jb'or one reason, tho dis tanco Is less. Ono objection I havo to the Maritime routo is tho fact that the Ban Juan basins necessitate suon an enor mous number ot embankments. I am sur prised that the low level routo laid down by Commander Lull should approach so closely tho cost of the routo laid out by Civil Engi neer Menooal. becauso the former avoids largely great cuttings and a groat deal ot the, embank ments required by tho creation of artlUclal basins. It makes little difference, however, which routo is chosen. Any way which will give us the canal the quickest I am in favor of.'1 CHANGES Ilf NAVAL COMMANDS. Commodore Fhlllp to Brooklyn Navy Tard Uowlaon and Schley to nave Squndront. Washington, Deo. 20. A number of Impor tant changes in the personnel ot the high grades of the navy have been decided on by Secretary Long. Thoordors havo not boen Is sued, but will be when the prospective vacan cies occur or the nocessity arises for making the" assignments. It was announced this after noon that Commodore Henry E. Ploklng would bo assigned to the command ot the Boston Navy Yard, the office sought by Commodore John W.Philip, who received tho more substan tial reward of being ordered to the Brooklyn Navy Yard as Its commandant. Rear Admiral nenry A, Ilowlson, tho present commandant of the Boston yard, will be assigned to the oom mand ot a squadron, and while It could not bo learned to-day what squadron, it Is regarded as settled that he will succeed Commodore Philip as. the commander of a division ot the North Atlantio fleet Rear Admiral Wlnfleld B. Bchley has been selected also to command a squadron when the several foreign naval statlens of the United Btates are re-established. While no definite decision has been readied as to whlph squad ron Admiral Henley will be assigned. It fa the Intention to place him In command ot the naval force to bo sent to European waters. This Is an Important station. Admiral Bcbloy's flag ship will lie tho Chicago, which was the flag ship ot the whitt) squadron when It visited Kuropa unrior the command of Rear Admiral John G. Wnlkor. now on tho retired list Becretary Long said to-day that Roar Ad miral Sampson would be retained in command ot the North Atlantio station and fleet, He said also that Commodore Philip would as sumo command of the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Jan. 10. CUltAJf FINANCIAL DKCRKR An Order TixIng the rarity Between Own Colna and Those In Use In Cuba, Washinotoh, Deo. 29. This order, fixing the parity botweon Unltod States coins and thoso In use In Cuba, was Issued by the Presi dent to-day : "It is hereby ordered that on and of tor Jan. 1.1800, and until otherwise provided, all cus toms, taxes, public and postal duties in the Island ot Cuba shall be paid In United Btates money, or In foreign gold coin auoh as the Hoanlsh atphonsinoB (oonton) and the Irencli louls, which will bo accepted In payment of such oustoms. taxes, public nnd postal duties at tho following rates: Alphouslnoa (liS-peaota pleeol, M.B2; Iquls (20-frnno pleoo). .l Bd. That all existing contracts for the pay ments of money shall be pa) able In the money denominated in auoh contracts, and where French gold and Spanish gold shall be the stipu lated money ot payment, theyshall bo rooelved In thlr present docreed lutlAted values. i.e. alphonstnos (20-neseta piece). $5 110; louls (20 frano piece). .24t or In Unltod Btatos money at the relative, value set forth In tho above table, namely, Si 82 lor alphonstnos (25-poseta piece) and :i8U for louls (20-trano pleool "It is further ordered that on and after Jan. 1, lbj). nnd until urther provided, the following HpnnlPh sllvercolns now In circula tion In tho island of Cuba shall bo received for customs, taxos. public ana postal duties at the following llxed rates In American money: The. peso, .00: the nuyilo peso. .HO: tho peseta, ,12; the real, .00: the medio real. .0 (. , , Bronze and copper colna now current in the island of Cuba will be received It their face value for fractional parts of a dollar la a single paymotit to an amount not exceeding 12 cents lone peseta). Wiluam MuKiklkv." Tub Herman Ambassador at the White Utilise, WAsriJNOTOu. Deo. 20. nerr von Holloben, tho German Ambassador, who has just re turned from a trip to Germany, visited the President this mornlus- at tho White House. Ho remained a auarter of an hour with the President In Intormul conversation. It could not Im learned that tho visit had anything to do with the reciprocity negotiations said to bo contemplated by tho German .aoverumont. The Ambassador said that he called merely to .y his respvvtJi to Prviaut McKlnlejr, .rOHTMAS' trEAUti AnnksTtco, (Many letters Found in Ills Homo Friends Say no Got Drunk and Foredt Them. John Nealls of 37 Mercor street, Jorsey City. , who has been a lettor carder for ton years, was i arrested yesterday afternoon on a ohargo ot re taining and destroying mall mattor. For nearly a year complaints havo boon received at the Post Office about letters which had not been delivered. As nearly all tho complaints came from people living on Nealts's route he was undor suspicion, but It was not until yes terday that positive evidence was obtalnod agatnst him. Vcstarday Deputy Postmaster Woolley nnd Poitul Inspector Schoppo wont to Nealts's house and mado a thorough search of It. Thoy found slxty-threo letters and twenty six postal cards hidden behind tho books inabookoaso. .Borne of tho letters had been opened, but the greater part of them had not been tampered with. When Nealls re turned from hie routo to tho Post Ofllco ho was Slacod undor. arrest and taken before United tatcs Commissioner Llnsly Rowo, Ball was llfcod at 82,600. nnd as Nealls was unable, to furnish It ho was committed to tho county jnll to await examination. Ho ndralttotl having re tained the letters, but denied thathe had stolen anything. Nealls's friends Bay that he goos on periodical sprees and that ho probably took tho letters home when ho was drunk with tho In 'tentlon ot delivering them at somo other time. a airirx ht.azk is canal BrnicicT. BIen In n Looking Glnaa Factory Warned of Danger by Speaking Tubes. The old flve-story brownstsno-tront building at 217 Canal stroot, occupied by Isnao Roth fold, a manufacturer of looking glosses, was gutted by Are yesterday afternoon. Tho flro started at the rear of tho first floor In a lot of thin wood used for backing framed glasses, and spread rapidly. Morris Waters, n shipping clerk in tho store on the ground floor, whlstlod up speaking tubes to each of the upper floors, and thoro was n quick scramble, for safety by thirty men nt wort in the building. The lost man to leave was Harry Bando, who '.was on Uio third floor In an extension running I Into the noxt building. A nailed-up dooropon ,lng on the stairway ot this bulldlne was broken 'open and Jlando was pulled out, badly fright ened. Three alarms wore sont In within ten mtnutos after the tiro was discovered, Tho building was nblazo from the roof down as the ongtnes i responded to. tho third alarm. Horse-oar 'frafflo on Canal streot was blocked an hour, and the oloctrlo cars on Contre street wore ' bjsld up twnty minutes. . One of tho low articles saved from the burn ingbulldlng was a barrel of turpentine, which Nathan Abrahams, who was eating In tho xostaurantonext door, rolled out ot tno show-room. a inn umjxk j.v tub street. I.llllantD,evoe 10 Years Old, In Short Skirts, Was Unable to Take Care of Herself. Policeman Woodley of tho Wost Bixty-etghth streot station found Lillian Devoo.10 years old. drunk on tho Boulovard. near Blxty-sixth street, yestorday. She was unablo to take care of herself. 8he told Magistrate Brann, In the West Fifty-fourth Street Police Court, that she 'lived with her mother, a janltress, at 102 West Eighty-fourth street. She wore short skirts, and her hair hung in a braid down her back. Frank Casey ot 210 West Blxty-sixth streot, who had boen arrested with tho girl pn tho samo charge, said that ho did not know her, but that no had simply offered to help her home. Tho girl admitted that sho hud been drinking with another girl and two men in a saloon In Columbus avenue. . Hlio expressed no regret for her conduct, and hor Indifference apparently annoyed tho Magistrate. When Lillian's mother stepped up to tho platform and deolarod that the prisoner was a good girl ana always was woll behaved, the Magistrate lost patience, and fined Casey andthe girl $10 each. HOT WATER USED IX AROVMEXT. i Grocer's Wife Went to Collect a Bill from Mrs. Tlghe and Was Scalded, Mrs.iDolla Tlghe. 34 years old. of 110 Grand street, Hoboken, was sont to tho Hudson County Jail In default ot $800 bail by Recorder Stan(on of Hobokon yesterday, charged with atrociously assaulting Mrs. Ernest Schwenger ot tha same address with a kettle of boiling water, Mrs. Schwengor. who la confined In hor homo, is said to bo Berlously Injured, Tho Bchwongers keep a grocery store on the lower floor of the house In which Mrs. Tisho lives. Bchwenger told tho llocorder that his wlfo called upon Mrs. Tlgho to collect dollar and that Mr Tlghe throw a pot ot boiling water nt her. The prisoner declared that Mrs. Schwenger grabbed tho kettle from the kitch en stove and threatened to scald her unless she paid tho bill. Bhe said that she seized the kettle also, and during tho scufllo Mrs. iBchwenger was scaldod. A BOH SHOOTS A WAITER. The Lnd Had Been Turned Out of n Restau rant and CameBack for Revenge. Adolpfh Poley. 15 years old. ot 233 Seventh avenue, iwas arraigned yesterday before Magis trate Crane In tho Jefferson Market Court for shooting Henry Bernhard ot 120 West Twenty seventh street, a waiter n a restaurant at 102 West Twenty-fourth street. Poley and another boy entered the place on Wednesday evening and created a disturbance. They wero put out by Bernhard. They reappeared yesterday morning. ' , 'Now Is your time." said one ot the boys as Bcnxhard came up to them to tlnd out what they wanted. Poloy whipped out a small re volver and shot tho waiter in the leg. The boys ran. pursued by Bernhard. He was farced to f:tve up the chase and went to tho West Thlr leth street police station. Poley was arrested by Detective Hay. Ha was held in $500 bail for trial. Slany Aspirants for the Late 'Judge Deven ney'a Place. There are many candidates for the place on the bench ot the Court ot Spoclal Sessions In Brooklyn madeacant by the doathof Judge Deveunoy, and tho Democratic managora have a hard job on their hands to rnsko a satisfac tory eoloqtlon. Former Polloo Justice John J. Walsh, who Is an assistant In tho Corporation Counsel's office, seems to be at prosentahead In the race, but ex-Register Thomas J. Eenna. J 'ho also servod a couple ot terms as Police ustloe. is a cloae rival. Tho unexpired term of Mr. Devenney Is for three years and the sal ary Is $0,000 a year. In Memory nf Senator Morrill. WAsniNOTON. Deo. 20. The President issued an order this afternoon directing that all the Exocutlve Departments in Washington be closed on Saturday, beginning, at 11 A. M In respect to the memory of the late Benator Mor rill, whose funeral, in the Senate Cbambor, will occur at that hour Another new , OVERCOAT attraction, ' - $9, opens at all our stores to-day. Made of a seal brown Kprsey, with satin sleeve linings, velvet collars and cut in the very best style. Value $15. HACKBTT, CARHART & CO., , I Oor. 18th St., Broadway, Cor, Oanal Ht I NearOUnrabera. IBRQWNSSli I the popular cure for I IRRITATED THROATS. IteaSW JijLL VST' NEW TOM'S OFFICIAL VOTE TWIT RESULT AS AXXOVXCKD 1V SltB STATE CANVASSERS, IlnoseveH'a Flnratlty ta 17,780 and TTood ntrt'a Gr.GOl-TheNextlrfiweat riurailtr Is 8,004 for .Ineeket for State Treasurer Coggeahnll tVlna by ft Cloae Vote. Aujaht. Deo, 20,-The, vote cast at the .re cent election for State officcra. Suprome Court Justices. Congressman and Benatora was can vassed to-day by tho Stato Board ot Canvassers. Tho tnembara ot tho board present weret Beo rolary ot Btato Palmor, Comptroller Roberts. Attorney-General Hancock and Btato'Englneor Adams. Tho soldier voto and tho citizen vote woro tabulated together by counties, but how tho soldier vpto wan distributed among the candidates of tho different parties for Btato offlceB Was not shown by the tabulations prepared. Tho rotums of tha soldier voto camo in so late that the clerks In the Secretary ot Stnto's ofllco worked all last night nnd until early this morning In tabulat ing tho figures. The returns from ono of tho rountlos wero not received until this morning. Tho pluralltlos which tho Republican Btnte candidates rocelvod wero: For Govornor. Tho odoro Rookovolt, 17.780: for Lloutonant-Oov-ernor. Timothy h. Woodruff. 0.001 : for Secre tary ot Btato. John T. MoDonough, 15.830; for Oomptrollor. William J. Morgan. 10.084; for Btato Treasurer. John P. Jaeckol. 8.004; for Attornoy-aeneral. John 0. Davlos. 12.470; for State Knglnoor and Surveyor, Edward A. Bond, O.802. Tho voto for Governor by countlos follows) c ? & iTi County. 2 J j ? r,3 rf r! : r Albany 10307 102.13 2fi 103 H3 Allmtany ,, . (11211 sunn 2H dill n Broome iij in f.il27 40 M 70 UattinutUS . 8SR6 COSS 67 4111 17 Cayiuro . S7U2 nr.im lni ita no GhauUuqua . 13014 11394 15 BHO 20 Ohemunic r.euu ttoos r,- 475 7 Chenngo 677B SHB8 r.fl 271 14 OUnton )24 4000 It 07 13 Qullimbil. .... 54411 Oir.y 1U 141 0 rortUml 4200 34tia is 2S4 ft DtUwsre flnis 402U 24 870 28 Dutcheu inr27 7usu r.n 34n la Erie 0411)11 80411 14U1 60S no itasox 432K 3278 10 80 10 Franklin K2A7 2474 1U 17U S Fulton 012 8021 1110 078 8 (leneiee 4A80 27m 25 22B 0 Oreenn 40113 4010 48 147 O Hamilton 010 "C71 8 17 8 Herkimer 070T BS27 (11 2ns 28 Jefferson 10222 (lil.11 48 010 14 Mtimra ........ 8.1140 10ir,2ll 4141 884 278 Lewis ..,1 :.., .1(104 28112 8 81 3 Livingston.... ni8Q 2311 20 277 10 Madison 0141 3400 0 820 IB Monroe 20748 1HOD3 970 714 V8 Montgomery., (120(1 64UI 74 1H0 9 MuiJU C415 4181 28 61 7 Kaw York 112H08 173471 lOOlli 485 7115 Niurira. 7002 7074 81 345 18 Oneida 1B44II 14077 280 G74 44 Onoudnga .... 111785 135118 2881) 810 17 Ontario 8373 4781 2D 2S0 17 Orange linil f03 181 832 18 Orleann 42.12 3831 13 315 B (liweeo 10184 8340 81 8U6 15 Otsego 087(1 B800 40 04S 30 r Putnam nwi 1(151 7 38 3 Queans 1)715 1804U 053 43 88 nensselaer... . 140MU H4I1S 213 8U8 22 klUcumond 4577 8721 2111 113 24 ltockland 3382 8174 23 82 8 St. Lawrence.. 12387 411811 81 488 11 Haratotra 8178 r.HUO 112 8U5 17 Schenectady.. 4817 4041 31.1 138 7 Schoharie 85U7 4310 10 131 3 Rchuyler. 2311 1822 7 193 Beneca 34SO 8484 13 DO 7 Btmiben V(1:)0 7539 114 p88 18 Buflblk 71128 8443 48 440 11 Bulllvan 0. 31)00 8125 23 98 3 Tioga 4100 2920 15 285 3 Tompklna 4518 30H4 20 441 25 TTUter..,.,.... 10878 0174 88 232 8 Warren 4083 2950 83 137 1) Waihington.. 7117 3400 27 401) 14 Wayne AlllO 4280 111 811 18 Wontchestor.. 18(153 1G010 '17 254 B4 Wyoming 4522 2794 14 2(18 4 Yates 3189 1783 1C 193 8 Totala 881707 843921 23880 18381 3103 The total voto Is 74.850 less than was cast at the Presidential eleotlon in 1890 and 200. 032 more than was cast for tho office of Chief Judge of tho Court of Appeals last year. The number ot defective votes cast this year was 281 less thon in 1800 and 00.004 less than Inst year, the latter being occasioned largely by tho Citizens' union municipal ticket in Greater New York. The voto for Lieutenant-Governor was : Tfroothr L. Woodruff. Republican...,, 833,87a EniiotiDanforth, Democrat : 844,318 Leander Armstronir. Rociallst. .", 34,801 John A. Bayles. Prohibitionist 10,870 Thomas M. Osborne, Citizens' Union 8,800 , Woodruff over Danforth. 0,001, or 8.125 votes less than wore cast for Governor-elect Boom velt. In addition, thero wore 2.174 more dofaa- tive ballots cast for Uoutenant-Governor than for Governor. The total voto cost tor Lieutenant-Governor was 1.357,707. or l,4231ess than was cast for Govornor. The voto cast for Secretary of Btate was: John T. McDonoueh. Republican 868,000 (loorne W. llatten. Democrat 840,181 Philip Jackion, Socialist Labor. .. , 25.098 llemr W. Wilbur. Prohibitionist. 20 538 Oren E. Wilson. Cltlzena" Union. 2,933 Defective 12,275 Total 1,358,907 McDononsn over Batten, 15,889. For Comptroller the vote was: William J, Morgan, Republican ..,. A58.B83 Kdward 8. Atwater, Democrat 842.808 Max Vorker, Socialise Labor 24.013 Charles MUla. Prohibitionist -... 20 188 Tbomaa K. Blnnay, Citizens' Union 3,900 Defective 12,189 . Total 1,868.960 Morgan over Atwiter, 10,894. Tho vote for State Treasurer was: John P. Jaeokel. Republican 851,817 J Elliott B. Norrl". Democrat 844 jos oxeph Smith, Socialist Labor. 24 875 Dewitt Hooker. rrohlblUonlet.. 20281 Edward H. Ttchaner, Cltlzena' Union . 2 821 Defective 2,82(1 Total , , i.ssT i Jaecicl over Norrla, 8,664. ' ' Tor Attornoy-Generol the vote was: JohnO. pat lea. Republican 854187 Thomas F.Conway, Democrat ; 1141,891 Charlea H Cauegan, Boclallat Labor 36.348 B. Mead Wlng-Prohlbltionlet 20 US Frederick W. Dlnrloha, Cltlzena' Union..... 8.11J Duma , 12,270 Total , 1,350,703 Darin over Conway, 13,476. For Stato Engineer and Surveyor: Edward A. Bond, Republican 853,114 Martin Schenck, Democrat 843 4(11 Johnlt. Morris, Boclallat Labor 34 858 Albert W. Pieraoa, Prohibitionist 20.227 George E,Vriag, Jr., Cltlzena' Union , 2:231 JM" 12.682 Total 1 858 444 Bond over Schenck. 9,862. ' """ The vote for Congressmen and other offloers For Bunreme Court Justices In the Second dlatrlct A. F. Jenlcs. Democrat, received 100. $& lStes.: J.',la.h M.crean. Democrat IM. 25S; Frederick A. Ward. Itepubllean. 153J20. and Jesse Johnson. Ilonubllcan. If54,25i. In tho Third Judlolaf district the soldier vote determined the oloctlon of tho Bunreme Court JuBtlco. Judeti James A. Iietts of Klnaaton. Domocrat. being declared oleotod byap urallty ofiri7 over Justlco A. T. Clearwater. In Nestohoster county 10,205 votes were cast for John J. iroDpnouich for Becretary of Btato. and the board alloweiUhem to beoountod for John T. MoDonough. In Geneseo county 4.05H votes were cast for James B. Wadsworth for Congress, andthe board adopted a resolution allowing JhomT to be counted for Jame W. Tyi"1! ! 1 In, tlie Fourth Benato district S W'n t'18 I'enssclaer-Columbla Cougress district Congrossman Coohrano. Bopubllcan. la eleoted by a plurality of 28, .. ia A VIGOROUS KICKER. lie Had One Ilrohen lg, but the Other Wni Apparently In Good Shape. A policeman found a mau with a broken Ie lying helpless In West Houston street on Tues. day, and took him to St Vlnoent's Hosoltal in spito of hla protests that he was no baby and could takcam of hlmsolf. At the hospital ha said ho was O, h. Schuyler of 121 Kast Forty first street, and a member of theBoventy-flrst b"fua5it.l.,.0.,heaahf,1 U ,a tha dia-no? merS.ehdtnR,lt'oWnhcea,n tt raised a ruction, and the hospital authorities let him go The ambulance took him to the ,i?.lV,0ilnHftlrSr8t.',tre,t'liut u uSiedou? that he didn't live there, no admitted that this was so lie was then Uknn back to the hospital, but he made It so uncomfortablo for .b doctors that thoy released Mm in short Intiie evonlng hftwent to tho JIllls Hotel and raised a disturbing ThooIerkcalJe3ln a policeman. 0ioiu.)k chuylerto theMereir jtiwt atat on. Thoro tiie Sereeant recoSled In tho Prisoner u man whot had beenlifora him tfariy In the morning charged with dlsqr. derly conauet. The doorman, found that tha pWs Jog was broken, fle was sent once moil to hoaoltal, but (his time to pellevue. where "S was put In th. prison ward. He nn kiekoa inueh as lie pleases there and be won't ggt out. (J I I I 1 ' " ( For the new year ' "' why not buy, a Hle desk? . , HALE CO., w 4 1 Desks at export prices, Jf b 15 Stono Street. p '"F next Produce Eichanga. LAtlEZ AXD WIFE TACKLE A COP. n Had Coins to Arreat Laliey for Itobblnff Ilia Neighbor's Flat. John Labey and hts wlfo, Catherine, until yes terday afternoon lived on tho top floor, rear, of tho tenomont nt 220 West Sixty-first street. Tho only furnlturo In tholr flat consisted ot two chairs and a great many empty bottles. Mrs. Annie Qtilnn lives one floor below tha Labors. She wont out to work every day. Hor Oat was well stocked, but thero wero no empty bottles. While airs. Qulnn was out yostcrday morn ing Lahey went down tho Are escape, got Into the kitchen window of Mrs. Qulnn's flat and carried away $15 worth ot hor household goods. Ho sold one cako dish outside the house and with the moner sot rcaklesalv drunk. Thon ho offered the rest of the booty to Mrs. Maggie Henderson for 10 cents. Mrs. Hondoraoa is a friend of Mrs. Qulnn and lives across the hall from her. Mrs. Ilendorson bought her neigh bor's things and when Mrs. Qulnn returned Mrs. Henderson gave the things back to her. . The two nomen went to the West Fifty fourth Street Police Court ana got a warrant for Lahoy. Policeman Cavanagh of the oourt squad wont to Lahey b rooms and Lahey at tacked him, with a poker, splitting hts nose. Mia. Lahey jumped on tho policoman's back and clawed his neck. She also seized the tails ot his coat and ripped the garment up the baolc to tho collar. Then she smashed his helmet. Meantime Cavanagh had takon the poker away from Labor and had jammed him In a corner. lie yelled that hq had had enough. Mrs. Henderson, who had pooped Into tho window whon the light bogan, ecn'amad tor help from a front window, and Policeman Dunn ot the West Slxtr-elghth street station ' responded, and assisted In tho arrest ot Mrs. Lahey. The prisoners were takon to the West Fifty-fourth ftreet Police Court. Either was held in $1,000 ball for examination for robbing Mrs. Qulnn. Tho man aud his wife were thon arraigned for assaulting the policeman and lined $10 each. FUXERAZ OP ROBERT R. WRURXTT. He Was Known as "Father of the T. M". C. A," Owing to Ilia Long Servicn. The funeral services of Robert R. McBurney. who died at Clifton Springs on Tuesday. In his etxty-flrst year, were held yestorday aftornoon in the assembly rooms ot the Twenty-third street branch ot the Y. M. C A. For thirty-five years he had been Secretary of the Young Men's Christian Association In this city, and was known as tho "Father of tho Association " from the aotlvo part ho took in building it up as a national and international organization. The services wero conducted yesterday by tho Bov. Dr. George P. Eckman ot Bt. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church, and addresses were mado bv tho Bov. J. Woolsey Btryker. President of Hamilton Collego. andlllshop Pot ter. The trustees of St Paul's Church, which Mr. MpBurney attended, were present In a body, with the following trustees and directors of the Y. M. 0. A.: Cornelius Vandor bllt. Morris, K. , Jesup, William E. Dodge. Cephas Bralnerd. p. Willis James. James Stokes-WIIllam JfeQpwes Morgan, Ml Taylor Pyno. William H . Hoppln, Jr. Cleveland H. podge, tho, Bov. Blcbard 0. Morse. General Secretary of the IutornatlgnarCommlttee of tho Y.M.O.A.: tho Bov. Lelghton Williams. William Harmon Brown. Dr. William H. Thom son, Dr. James A. Bonnett William M. Issacfl. Arthur Curtiss James and Cornelius 0. Cuylor. Among others present were Ira D. Bankoy. E. V. W. Bossltor. Klllean Van Bensselaer ana State BeoretarrGeorgo A. HaUot the Y. M. O. A. Interment will bo made. InWoodlawn Cem etery to-day. and a memorial service will be Mi1? &? fsi-ft building on Twenty third street at 4 P. M. on Jan. 15. WEDDED WITHOUT A TROUSSEAU. Thieves and Flro Interfered, but Bliss Potter AVns Married After All. Vhumtxxu). N. J., Dec 20. Miss Caroline Potter, daughterof Mr. and Mrs. Apollos Pottor ofBlhway.and George A. Bockfellow, son of Mayor-elect O. W. Bockfellow ot this city, wero married this evontnc at tho home ot the bride's uncle and aunt. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Voorhecs. Bahway. after a series of mlshapswhlch threat ened to force the putting off ot the wedding. Last Sunday evening the residence of Mr. Pot ter. In Railway1, was broken Into by thieves and a large sum nf money was taken. On Tuesday evening the brldo's father was In Now Brunswick, and while his wife nnd daughter wore at tho Bahway railway sta-i tlon. waiting to take a train to New York.1 they wero Informed that their house was on fire. Mrs. Potter and her daughter hurrtod home and found their house in flames The residence was completely destroyed and tho wedding trousseau, as woll as evertlilng they had exoopt what they wore at the time, was de stroyed. On that account the wedding took place at the home of the brldo's uncle and aunt. Tho Bov. Dr. Lowry. pastor of tho Baptist Church, performed the wedding ceremony. n,nA.th8. JrJ.d8 was attended by Miss Irene Whlto of Bahtvay. This afternoon at 4 o'clock at tho home of Mayor-elect O. V. Bockfo low, Park avenue his daughter. M as Cornelia Bookrellow. was married to Frederick W. btaek, formerly ot Poughkeepsle. but now of this city. Tho llev. Lyman Goodr eh performed the coremony. Miss Lottie Helm of New Brunswick wnsthe bridesmaid, and John Bisseil of New York tho best man FIQUT AT CLOAK3IAKERS' 3IEETIXO. 1'ollce Had to Clear the llall The Chair man Got a Black Eye, As a result of a fight which took place during u meeting of ono ot the branches of the Cloak makers' Union In Now Park Hall, 50 Orchard street, on Wednesday night, this branoh will meot at 62 Pitt street It appears tliat tho oloakmakers who met on the top floor were accustomed to help themselves to chairs from an adjoining room when chalra were scarce. On Wednesday night Proprietor Born&n of tho hall was told that the oloakmakers had smashed In the door ot ono of his rooms to got m: Herman has a wooden leg. and It took him some timo to climb un to the top floor; He sent for the Chairman of the meoting. and a committee ot cloakmakera came out ""' "uu " m-rXJ' f?,rv.youni,b'?al' m iootl" he'de roanded of the Chairman, whose name la Joseph Bollavsky. The Chairman told him to get out and Herman demanded damages. Both English into Yiddish. Bomo ono struck lier man arid sopnha and tho Chairman wore fight ing, the other oloakmakers pummelling Bar man, it Is alleged. whentW could. .a f mJu.y,'IIed for t.B'D 'ini "I on Bamuel ?Smf r8eu?- ."re. Herman, who heard ,S3?i?e' nPPaB1 "'fwtly otter, and joined m JjjCfK" A cry for oolleo was raised aud taten up on the streot. ApoMceman who renponded ffc&m i:,h.S The Chairman of tho meeting had a black ' eye and several bruises as a result of Uie fliiiit. d?nS2th?1tel?h,'fi?meil.tlJi.b hwt. Bollavsky I uonles that the door of tho room was broken in and Buys it was found open. roou "LAST FOUR DAYS." Monday, January 2d, Last Day. American Art Galleries v r MADISOK SQUAni! BOUTn. Week Days SHfck Sunday Admission Bra Admission 50 cts. SsSpr 25 cts. TISSOT'S Great Pictured Special Night Exhibitions on Friday, Saturday and Monday, De- eember 80th, 31st, and January 2Li , . ,m GOINQ TO CARLSBAD t isn't necessary now. Carlsbad io coming to you. At least, tho health-giving part of it is. Tako tho Carlsbad Sprudol Salt (tlia i water evaporated and concontrat- , ,'' ed). Best results obtained whoa outdoor exeroise can bo had. -f See that tho signature of ' "Eisner & Mendelson Ca, Solo Agents, Now York," is on' every J bottle. That makes tho ponuina r imported artiolo tho world's naU I urol remedy for gout, dyspepsia, t biliousness and stomaoh, liver ani kidney complaints. ' ,. f J , Bye Glass Building. ' Within tho next fortnlsht wo shall rnovo . to tha now Bohmldt Bulldtnir lust aeros tha street. It is No. ELfiVEN EAB1' Forty-second adjolnlntr Manhattan Hotel. Tho foundation is irood Eyi Glasses and the Schmidt Clip which never slips, tilts or pinches. SO cents. Circular mailed. ' Oculists prescriptions filled. Factory on premises, Qulak repairlss. OPEN EVENINaa. Phono 1008-tS, Po Go Schmidt Optician 16 fcast42d St-BBr8fa fSS. Scarfs, 25 , NSsuX IniperUls, rjoman strlpejj A iiy tne very ntjsrtst patterns. SJff Rich OTTOMAN IMPE-1 JL RIALS. 49c I jmtf$K 4-Ply Lines Collars, I0c ffv St '1 the newest shapes, 'yffxJK H fioiiOVE8. ys 1&: VX- ') No end of kinds front J 1 y& Gray Moche it 98c. td Dent's Belgravia tt $Alt i Fine Cnshmere Ufitlenvcar, OSo. Winter weight, worth $1.50. THE NEW YEAR Wlldi BE IIAPP) A irTOUDAVEA 'y' NEW DESK, LAUOK STOCK. QIUIAT VAIUETT. TIIE OtiOBB CO., Fulton & Pearl Btg. ' ' ) "THE" ALZ.BX ARRESTED AGAIN. Ho Is AccuaeA Kof Entldnc Ulrla Into Ills Sixth. Avenue Place. "The" Allen, the proprietor of the West Blda 1 Club, at 80 Sixth avenue, was arrestod yeater- I day by Officers Moore and Ptsarra ot the So- I oiety for the Ieventton of Cruelty to Children and was taken to the Jefferson Market Court and arralcneo before Magistrate- Crane on the technical oharse ot "Imperllllna the morals of a minor child." The ehiol witnoss atralnad. Allen is Anna Komlsky, 15 years old. of 123 i AVest Nineteenth, streot, t It waarooorted to tha Qorrr Society about A a month aco'that young alrls could be seen II entsrlna: Allen's place aJmoHt even nlKht. Tho lnveaUatlon of Ua report led to tho arrest, on Doc, U. ot the KomlsUy elrl and ot Sadie if-uii ,Vart yfl'PWty QJIntpn place. The fiLifuatS'ft.,Mld)&'tid thaplao at the ao. Dokatlon of Allen. They wero arralnned In the Jefferson .Market Court ns. without proper guardianship and wore committed to the tem porary custody of Uie qerry Society. .A11?!0 fadWt ho ljUOyaars old.fs married and that ha lives at 80 Clinton place, hea 5- i "A' L 1""1 to V nbout the charaes I against him. he answered! ' I never In mFlifo bw that Komiaky girl, ' J. knojv every ohild in the heiahboi hood and :byriaM.oav,..ln.9 Krondpa. lam a grandfather and 1 should bo thilaat pna to assault a child A Allen was held In J300 ball for examination, to-morrow morning. John E. Hitter of 3 Charlea street furnished the ball. Principal Married at Teaohar. Tho fact that ProfGeorge A. Atwater. prln- elpal of Publto School 3 of Dayonno, and Mies , I Itutli A. Qrahain, a teacher in his sohool. were l married last Baturday was made publlo yeater- Mf S5S;.5?K'.cWmony' K,lll ocourred at the I boms of the bride, la Uroenv He. Jersey City. I SS5JK?ri0i i1 w lll8 3Pri wlJon m! I KRJSTnS'.to Slni VK?b7tetUti Church o 1 SSEEM' tni. f9!r OltyBuporlntendent of 1 I tetss,.t' rauiiisrfr1'1 I ...Gained 50 Lbs. est ttsttszttJbiJ&s&z f.JohannJiofPs I Malt Extract f mjmmfwjMsiiJMMiLA:. , . ' mm ssssssssssssssssssssMssiaasssssssss . qwarimsltek. ?mM