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TxVI.-NQ. 203. NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1890.-COPYRIGHT, 1S99. BY THE SUN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION. PRICK TWO CENTS. f!
XNOr GET TO LIBERIA. ttwois i how mi: " estiii.a iib t: w0RirV5ofrerr. . , Thrm from Oklnhomn, Who Sny fl,f j llnv Tnl.l riiilr Pnage to the So tletr. Mailed ln dcr.cy Cltl-TliB Society Dliclnlmi Any It. mMnlliHtT for Them. Two Western colored farmers, the Her. W. rtlBlireB anJ his brother. Hum Hnwos. of Zlon. " Oullirlo. Oklahoma, npplloi! to United stales Commissi .ner Shields nt llio Feder.it kliMInc yeeterday afternoon for nn order to BMlth International Migration Hocletrof Wrmloshsm. Al i . to furnish tlleni with trans 2 to the republic ol Liberia. The minister nld tint lie nnd Ills brother wero ins leaders of n hand of tweutr-seven col d hniill'. niimierliu 104 persons, who :". ieen strimled In the Jersey Central depot at Jr"' cll lnce lR,t W odneuaj'' They arrived fiere from Oklahoma In ml irirt r. eviecting to find postage to Li L arranged for hem by tho Birmingham lfty -r,, passase. the mlnls'or said, hid len ral I for by the head of each family at the rtt ol - 'r n 'migrant oor 12 years of u, and half rri e for chl'dren over 3 years. ecordlnu t: the itorr of llio Hares broth (Mn scent or tliellntemntlonal Socioty visit el that urt of tlm Territory In which the col ored people live ' nrul "rued them to emigrate to Liberia 1 hi' colored folk there cultivated their own farms of 100 acres apiece, or of elchty acres 'ie half of n Government allot ment, cd hid hor-es and coirs and other took and good building. Their farms were rorth Irom ! 0 to S'J.UuO aplcco, according to tho eitout of cultivation, a ho reoplo were Irf from the prressiveland torrurizlne oon I ditloDJ of nnnv rnrts of tho .South. Never tne'es? iftei lis cnlng to the Mlcratlon Bocl ,t,i ismtn descriptions of life In the black. rtputilie. foino fainillos determined to eml erst They sold their farms, a few as long ico as last Jul. a"J- Hawss snld. paid paa ufu money amounting to S2.O00 to the agent of the snelety The society advised delay. written fprni xlabuna that condition: ln Li ber! were not propitious at thlB time for col ored American emigrants. But about two weeks aco forty families concluded to start nd telegraphed tolthe Birmingham ofllcoot the soolet) that they would bo in New York rodrtotakc ship for Liberia by last Saturday. When tho forty families cot to the Western railroad station after a short trip across, the plains. It was found that thlrteon did not have money enough-$J5 for each passenger to ray their way to New York. Twenty-seven (sallies came on. although the socioty tele graphed them not to. On the journey and during their stay In Jersey City their ex wines forSfood. Ac. have used up $455 be loDBlce to the minister and about SlOO of bam Hawes's money. When the farms aad look were sold mortgages had to be paid. and. with their expenses, the fundi ol the rartr are much reduced. ... The colored men showed letters signed by E. b. Cotttngham, Secretary of the Migration fcociety. advising delay. The Utter bead bowed that D. J. Fluramer is President and J. V Doud. both of Birmingham, is Secretary. Commissioner Shields told the colored men that there appeared to.be violation of the Fed eral laws, but he referred them to the Post Offlcs Inspectors that the society's use of the Balls in its dealings with the colored people might be looked into. Circulars ursine the colonization of Liberia were distributed throw:!: the mails and wero recoived by the colored seoDle. as well as contracts for pas we to Liberia.. Neither had a copy of tho con tract and they were sent back to Jersey City to eel one The H&wes brothers told Commissioner Shields that their passage had been arranged for through Daniel Bacon & Co.. of the Produce tichaniHi, who are agents of. the African ctumthto Company and of the lirltlsh nnd Alrlcan Steam NuvlgationlC'ompany. At the office of the firm It wss said that the society wis a riputable one and hid sent colonist to LUria b the coin rum's steamer. Applica tion for rates of passage haa been made to the Arm b) thtVocietjonieMrae ago, but no con tract was entered into The Haweses showed the firm letters from Set rotary Cottlncham telllne the would-be colonists they must wait imtilatleatl,rmin nil were readj to go. pa I3K their own expenses. Daeon A Co. telegraphed to the Migration foe'etr telling of the arrival of the emigrants he:e their expectations and presont plight, u anwer came back that the colored people Jul come on here in violation of the society s InMiuet'ons and tint It could not and would not awume aui financial obligation for them. The Hawea brothers said that they would nake an elTort to set hick the money paid to tttocletv nd tr to got back to the West, or toliterlu it tho could ralso monei enough I lw fan1 trom here via Liverpool is about twice what the Migration Society charged The neuron are of a hotter tvpe than the areraee southern negro. They wore hroad bflmoed slouch hats, are tall nnd lank, fairly wen educated nnd, llk many Westorn men, are Quiet ipuken. .iTf8.n1,,Br,0,Mnen. women nnd children, are ail huddled together In two cirs provided for .. mb "l0 rallioad ofllclals The tars are (landing on a sldi track just north of the pas njer deict rhu railroad company keeps ,.r hl lII'1 nn(l lurulshesoil for the lamps, jut the negroes have to furnish their own pro K.10?. .h"n"' of '', 'e take a trip across I.i ".a;,,'ll"',0Il "trect (lap during tho day !?. j U5 l,he l'riHlsioni. They cut food Ii.i ' 0O"ked and canned good Rome ,' .m J,lU" "" money to buy anything and nave to depend on tho charity of the others who ate net 0I nnaiieially. At night the cmuren are put to sleep on the seats, while the S!l 'Pi; sit up and catch vv hat sleop they fan un.lsr tho exceedingly unfavorable cir cumstances ,.'i.1I"ashven Ilaltlmoro before the war" 'lla,lli"'-balMl mtii. who said ho was 75 irft,? i "' ,l r,'l'"rt r last night. " hut I never mV;!!cha.,"vl fl'iiieas this. Wo paid our noneyaiide,.ltdtogorlght on to Liberia. j".yareticil up here and some of us haven't iuJ5wholmo .morey help the others, I Pffl "egested the reporter. th..ii.A0,."0,1!n,'r "'" Jo and sometimes ant 'Ay1, replied the old man. There ain't ioL.m ' .'".'ru mom j than we noed. If ffi HI?? '''" ' !l0'l" ,,retty "oon I'll teH some iningthat sumebodv won t llki to hear." thMiSSfi'" ,he ,,?.r"r epined to know what ttnoJSS.'i'r.Wu A.llor ,ht'lrl "I"1 whom the weS ir. al!v';'1 h'"i"'lrm conviction that they the. ttfiJ.S ,0 J'lb"tia under the auspices of Ktih. 'V11 s?-'lcty nr'd had no suspicion Uhii ta-i101' l'' ropudlated nil responsl heirTrtr rlUi.1" ..x,l0y !lr,, ln fxpectatlon of ana rS5,nY;?m ' !? ,soc't-'t' t any moment thine ln"i"1B hf'r journey rnlesssome- . th WlB".' ,0 ,eok otn" tuarters. them Shi. 1,oai1 cornnny will not provide sdwln n ,,er""""-"t f ,lelter atld ,r'olr mo"eV ieem ? " nway . Il10 women of tho party treraiS.u moru,''8erful than the men. but out nt .v8. ' " orr ' Rbout how they nro to get wouli'b' ',rt.su"A ,' "fleulty , Honie of them aonei ,JT J"L".Kto, l klahoma llev had the tmeit i?T tholr, '"re 5Lanv of them are In Th.il te'-l"'ni.Illoy'nent here l of slem'T.1 ,lar,1,hIP has been In the mat id all ei,1. J, ',' e ';ar9 are o' Ih" ordinary kind, outo. iuL ,? " e f.e.w Persons who can htrotch '? hi f n . ln,i,,, 'll,.los i,ae.to ROtwhnt t,Vwtm! initho ,",aH. ,ihls has been the "e'V"rsn"e they arrived last Wednesday. ilttn TO JlKFKHt UKItSKW. Man Mho Struck n Womnn Found That lUM .MB(le Mlstnkc. !t. J"?," an,i a wo"in". both well dressed, en- lut I. 1'091 0nico from thu r"l- row side i. . n" ""''eht last night. They re talkirg excitedly as thoy entered. c Ir,?. ,h, L',jt ln,i,le ,he woman r. '""s '"'can ,0 urbtnid her raran , su,,t.nlj he drew back and hit "in the face with his list. The force of tho L'kn,,ku.,erd0Hn. ' in 'f '."' ",eJ t0 ruu but ,h0 woman was tOttt" ",a"t "lul eauehthlm lie tried ""IsTvfihl. i!!!,10 puPe to liiin. scratching 'nhu 'ff,l", ,a'e r'ft ''Is necktie und lu.n Ml .u';rn ?? Vy U !,'e'' ''! " ai-teoiit ? ah ii 3 ar, ""1, i-u'rr "'"u 'he man put h m " ll ,0nrd.,iT a blow the woman hit n'r'u'V ',",! 'il ; '!" "' ""NhlllK touehes "Ihenath i , , V;Vl"rv W the wnichinan ""scum. ". "'''".! ""'.."uilding, nttraeted by k hear,! h..r ' ' ,r ""- eoup eon a run Thu ""aheuraw .'i7m""-'' a,n'! Brabl.lni tl o Vo ud u kL V1 llier ""t of the building They P1i",4Va,,,'r,',r;,'!"-'t' Mnll street to Park mueatto repair the damage he hadsus- itthi.r.n ov imn.i.KY tuavk. O'Connor of the (inrrlrk Tlientro Didn't llvnr n Warnlns. While arranging for tho sale ol tlckots for a henoflt to be given for him by somo of his thentrlsnt friends. Patrick II. O'Connor, as sistant trcasurer'of tho Oarrick Theatre, was run over nnd Instantly killed yesterday after noon by n Blxth avenue trolley car. Accord ing to witnesses of the accident the car was going at n high rate of speed nnd tho motor man made no attempt to ring hls'aonir or de crease his speed, though people shouted warn ings from the sidewalk, and one man whoran forward to drag the Imperilled mnn out or the way himself narrowly escaped; being struck. An hour later another ear of the same line struck n truck horse nnd pinned him between the traek and an elevated railroad pillar. Taking with htm a number of tickets and a "dummy" programme of the benefit perform ance. O'Connor left tho Oarrick Theatre about noon. At 2 o'clock ho called at Charles Else man's saloon, at Thirty-sixth street and Sixth avenue, on tho cast slilo of the avenue, to make arrangements for tho salo of soma tickets. This being settled he bade Elseman good day. saying that ho was colna ncross to Broadway to seo a friend of his there. Else man went to tho door with him and stood tlusre a moment ln t(ie sunshine. A southbound car was coming down. O'Connor, though he had time to have crossed In front of It by lint rylng. preferred to wait for it to pass. V hllo he was waiting he did not uotlco a northbound car on the east track, which had stoppod at Thirty fifth street to let off some passengets and was now coming rapidly on. Seeing his danger. Elseman shouted: "Look out for the other car, Patser 1" ' But tho roar of an elevated train ovorhoad drowned his shout and O'Connor stopped for ward toward tho track. As he startod. Benja min Ehrenfeldt of 3L"J East Fifti -ninth street, who was standing on the curbstone, ran out und shouted to thu motunnan. waring his arm to warn him. then ran toward O'Connor, who was looking up the avenue, entirely un conscious of his danger. If the car had slack ened speed Ehrenfeldt thinks he could havo roached O'Connor ln time to shove him from the track; but the car came ahead as fast as ever nnd the would-bo rescuer had to jump from tho crack. Meantime O Connor had ad vanced and his toot was on the eastern rail when 'he car struck him. So vlolout was the blow that he v9 thrown to one side, clear of the. traek. and would prob ably have esotned with his life but for the fact that there was an elevated railroad pillar iust nnrthlofjwhero heatood. I'lungagalnstthelilllar his body rebounded with the force of the blow and he fell with his neck across the rail. The rear wheels passeu over him It was a matter of hardly moro than a second. Death was in stantaneous and probably painless. The man had not time to reallzo what had happoned. The car was stopped and the women pas sengers, whlto and faint, hurried out with averted faces. One of them, an elderly wo man, was erring violently nnd seemed to ho on the verge'of hysterics. She was taken lato a store, where she soon revived. The crowd pressed about the motorman, and there were some angry cries of denunciation, but Policeman William Kyndall was at hand, and arrested both motorman nnd conductor. Thev were taken to the West Thirtieth street station. O'Connor's body was also taken there, andlhls friends at the theatre wero notified. The conductor. Theodore bfjuire. and the motor man. James Hawkins of 110 West Sixtieth street, were arraigned in Jefferson Market Court. Squire was discharged and Hawkins was sent to the Coroners' office, where he was released under 51.000 ball by Coroner Zucca. He made no statement regarding the case. Mr. O'Connor wa32 years old and had been for Ave years assistant treasurer of the Oarrick, where all his fellow employees speak well of him. He lived In Oreenpoint with bis wife and a 12-year-old daughter. CROKEK rOIt 1'EACE AND US I OK But If the Leaders of the Forty Want to Itreak It Up, AVell and Good. The tickets for the Ten-Dollar 'Jefferson dinner are all bespoken and the success of tho feast Is assured. The Dollar Democrats are also sure that their dinner will be successful, and they say that Bryan will attend It. The Dollar Democrats ore so anxious to have Mr. Bryan present that they are willing to chango the date of their feast, and it may be held on April 15 or possibly on April 27. Mr. Croker said yesterday that ho did not wish to comment on the correspondence be tween Mr. Bryan and Mr. Belmont. As far as Dollar Dinners went. Mr. Croker said that ho ate one himself every night and he had eaten 50-cent dinners that were good, too. More over. Mr. Croker said, lie had eaten a Ten-Dollar Dinner in Washington, and Mr. Bryan was present and ate. "If the leaders of tho Democratlo party In the nation want to break the party up. well and good." said Mr. Croker. "I am for union. I want to unito all elements, not to divide them. I woufd take back all Domorats no matter what tliei have done. It will be a hard light next ear, ind if wo are to win we shall wnnt he party united. I am In favor of bringing all factions together. e have just as much right to oppose free silver at HI to 1 as Mr. Brian has to oppose gold. If the Democratlo party Is divided it will not lo the fault of the Demo cratic Club. We are in favor of union and harmony." Mr. Croker added that tin ten-dollar dinner would put money In clrculitlon. and help all clussesof people. Kx-henator Hill has not sent ananswertohls Invitation. Ex-Senator Vrthur Pue Gorman of Maryland has accepted. Ho Is a member of the DemooraticIClub. Con gressman bulzer will nttend both dinners. Ho Is a member of the Democratlo Club, and as such will feeltbouni to help make tho ten-dollar dinner a success. He is also n friend of the peepul. and ns such will feel in duty bound to go to the dollar dinner. GOl.lt MEIHT. roil l'KOI'. DEWAIt. Awarded to Uliu by the Smithsonian Insti tution Out of the Hodgklns Fund. Washington. March 21.-The Drst gold medal over given by the Smithsonian Institu tion was tho Hodgklns modal, conferred upon Prof. Jnmos Dewar, F. II. 8.. of London, in recognition of his discovery of the process by which air may bo liquefied. It started on its way to him yesterday. Thomas George Hodgklns left $200,000 to tho Smithsonian Institution, one-half of which was to be spent to old and reward discoveries of new elements or properties In nlr The first call upon this fund was tnudo about two ears ago, when $10,000 was divided bo tweon tho principal discoverers of tho new elomunt argon, and four silver and eight brono meuiils wero conferred upon those whoso efforts aided In tho discovery. Tho medal for Prof. Dewar. which was transmitted thiough the State Department to the L'nited States Embassy In London. Is about three inches In diameter and was cast In the mint of Paris 'I ho obverse, by J. C. Chap lain, a member of tho French Academy, bears tho reclining figure of a woman who holds a lighted torch In her left hand, whllo In tho right sho holds a scroll, on which nre tho words, "Per Orhem," Tho re verse is a graceiul adaptation of the seat of tho bnilthsonlan Institution by Augustus at llou dens, the voids "Hodgklns modal " taking the place of tho map of tho world In the centre, and having on olthcr side graceful lighted torches typlfvlng knowledge Thp bullion valuo of thu medal Is about $300. jtEcoim-iiuEAKisa Atoir voyage. Wilson Line Freighter Sixty-two Days In llrnchtng New York from Newcastle. Tho slowest voyago over made by steam ship from Newcastle, England, to this port. Is that of the Wilson lino freighter Salerno, which arrived yesterday Sho left Nowcastlo on Jan 1H. was tossed by tho tempest for two months, and. with her bunkers nearly empty, was lorced to put Into tho Acores on reb. ill Piin'tii Delgadn was filled with steamships driven In b stress of weather for coal, and li h.ilerno was forced to unchor outside Sho was unable to eon I up until March 5. when sho resumed her vo ago. Time, slxti -two days. Very Few Complnluts Are to bo found with lulp sitund throiieh The HiNd-rtliiiigcoluuiu. chie dy bwauao tbersr Intelligent, ana uectrMnrlly euntiilcrste. Any Amer ican UiiUUt UtMCBger omca will nuctpt advcrtlte ueuis for Tux HUM. No extra charges are made. Ait, JOHN T.SIIAYXE SHOT DOWN nousDun moiitai.t.y nr n. n. ham- MOM) J.V A CHICAGO HOTEL, Slinyne Is n llrother of C. C. Shaynn of This City-Una Ilnvlng Lunch with tho 111 sorced Ulf.of the Mnn Who Shot Illin. Cmraoo. March 21. John T. Shaync. one of Chisago's best known merchnnts nnd a man of large wealth, was shot down tliKnttcrnoon In the enfd of tho Audl.nrium Annex by Harry 11. Hammond, n tailor, nnd piobnblr wcunJed mortally. Hammond fired thrco shots nt tthynne from a IIH-callbre revolver nnd each shot took cfTect One hullot entered tho back Just above tho kldnevs nnd In dangerous prox Imltv to the spine. Another took effect in the right leg and tho third In the left thigh. When the shooting occurred, shortly nfter 2 o'clock, Mr Shayn'o was taking lunch In the cafo with Mrs. Mnrtha K. Hammond, the'di vorced wife of the man who did tho shooting; Mrs. James A. Davis of -1002 Lnko avenue, and Miss -nnlo Howard, who lives with Mrs Davis They were sonted at a small table In the northeast corner of tho caf it. w hlch was well filled, most of tho patrons being ladles. Ham mond quietly entered the room nnd looking around saw thelparty. He quickly advanced toward Shav ne, whose back was turned townrd him, droiv his revolver and fired. Shasne toppled from his chalr.'fell to the floor nnd rolled under the table. Hammond lifted the table cloth and fired the other shots as his victim lav prostrate.'; As Shnyno foil hu cried aloud: "The man who shot me Is Harry nammond." Then, gasping, just as. consciousness was leaving him, he said: "I never did any harm to any man." Tho women rushed screaming from the ta ble, and the catd becamo a scene of tho wild est excitement, amid which Hammond was the only oool person. He did not attempt to escape and was placed under arrest. At the police station he refussd to talk of the causes of the shooting. "I can only say I was justified in the net." he declared, "ana will not talk further except on the advice of my lawyer." Hammond's attorney arrived soon afterward and advised him to make no statement. Mr. Shavne was taken to a room on the parlor floor. Dr. Hammond, the house phvslclnu, did not deem It advisable to probe for the bullet, and Dr Nicholas Scnn, who was hastily sum moned, wns of like opinion, owing to the pa tient's nervous condition from shock. Dr. henn thought it possible that the wounded man would survive, but his manner Indicated tint there was only n slight hope. Opiates were given to Mr. Shayne after ho revived to relieve the pain. Ho called In his lawyer and made his will, bequeathing his entire estato to his only son. Bar M.. n student at a prepara tory school at Cornell University, who Is 17 years old. His wife died two ears ago. A telegram wns sent to the son to come home at once. Late to-night Mr bhavno was reported alive and his condition unchanged t Last summer the Hnmmonus were guests of relatives at a cummer resort ln Michigan Hammond nnd dhuyno were warm personal friends and otten crossed the lake together, hhnvne was frequently Invited to the cottage where the Hammonds were visiting and wns moro frequentlv seen .out in company with Mrs. Hammond. Friends of the couplo were not greatly astonished when Mrs. Hammond applied last December for a divorce, which was granted her, the husband making no contest. Shnyne has reoentlv spent several weeks at Hot Springs. Ark., and Mrs. Hammond is said to have been there nt the same time Ham mond Is said to have told a number of his friends that Shnyne broke up his home and stole his wire's affections from him He brood ed over the (reparation and finally decided that bhavne should pav the. penalty for his of fence with his lire. Hammond is about !0 years old. Shavne Is woll known In New ork business circlet nnd is the Western agent lor Knox A Co . hatters, of that city. He is a brother of C. C. bhnjno of New lork city. C. C. fill AVNE SUMMON KI! TO ClUrAnO. C. C. Phayne received this telegram from J. Weiss, his brother's foreman, lute yesterday nfternoon: . , , "Your brother haa been seriously injured. Better come out Immediately." Mr. Shame was reidy to start West hv half past 7 o clock hut delayed his departure ln order that his wife might accompany him. and later decided that they could make better tl-ne by leaving this morning. "I received a despatch fiom my brother yes terday." he said last night, "announcing hU return from Hot Springs. I know nothing whatever about his relations with Hammond, of whom I have never heard him speak I did not know my brother had an enemy In the world." John T. Shnyne wo born nt Galway village. Saiatogn count). N. Y.. In 18T.I. In IStiH ho went Into business with his brother. C 0. Shay ne. at Cincinnati, attendlnc a business col lege there at ihe same time. The brothers separated in 187,i, and John bhay ne afterward beenme a member of the firm of Price, Sher nnn A Co . of Philadelphia In 1H82 he began business alone In Chicago. Ills home has been In Lake avenue. His wife, who was Miss Edith MerrlweMher of Louisville, died two years ago. His son Is now lilting for Cornell at the Cascadllla School at Itha.-a. N. Y. Mr. Shnyne Is President of the ChlcagoCommercial Association. SUE WiS HEtt OtTS T.AWYEK. Miss Byrne Mentions All tlio Moneys She Would Like to tiet as Damages. Bessie Byrne, SO years old, was before Jus tice Giegorichof the Supreme Court yesterday as her own Inwyer on a motion regarding n further bill of particulars in an nction brought by her against her brother, Thomas J., for $30,850 damages. The Court iiad directed her. to give a bill of particulars and she put In a bill with Items running up to $220,000. As the items did not seem to tally with the alle gations of tho complaint other motions were made for further bills, until on a fourth motion a decision was rendered against her on her default. Sho wanted the default opened yes- torilev Tho bill sho rendered was a novelty. She claimed $100,000 damages because through hor financial relations with her brother her theatrical vv ardrobo v as tnken for a debt of 870 in London, and she lost engagements, and has been tinnble to "star" Inhuropeor America. She says she had previously made fame In London nnd the British provinces as an actress. Among other things confiscated for debt was the nianusorlptof someplays damage $20,000 She declares that her brother turned her out of tho family In 1H7H. nnd sho lost a dressmak ing buslnc-s. on which her profits would slnco have amounted to i.lfi.DOO. Justlco Olegerleh suggested that sho get a lawyer. It was explained that sho already had had several lawyers. Hho Informed the Judge that she believed sho was tho best lawyer she could get. Ho ret rved decision. ItEVEVTIOS TO M'KXSLEY. Jekyl Islnud Club fiuoati Greet the Presi dent Heed nnd llunim Confer. Brunswick. Oa , March 21. The President wont for a drive on Jeky 1 Island this morning, and when he returned at noon n reception was held ln which all the Jekyl Island Club's guests were participants. Before the reception The Sun correspondent called at the Sans Soucl upartmont houso and mot Speaker ltced and Senator Hannn coming down tho stalrcnso arm In nrm. Thoy wero In tho best of humor, and had ovidontly been in conference. Whon queried by Tub Sun reporter. Senator Hanna slipped away und breaker Heed assumed his bland look and raid "I know nothing ' Mr Hanna in the meantime vviib making for tho cliibhoue. nnd afterward gave out the in formation that there was no politics concerned In his conforenco with the bpenker. At the re ception to the President Speaker iteed was among the first callers, and lie seemed the per fection of happiness ax hu walked up tbu drive wnv with live pretty women around him To. night tho recoptlon anil dinner ut tho club house wns given up. and altei a look In ntthe cako walk, given by the helpoii the islnnd. the President und party retired. To-morrow they will leave for Thomusville, Freblo Folk V Eat Somatote Blaculi. A fleih forming food ef tho bigheat nutritive value, tkild by all druggists. Ait. Ol II AM'ASVE IS THE l'AE EAST. Vienna I'nurr Pliniilra tho Incrraird linn ger of Amerlenn Competition There. .Vp.ndl Ctblt DtHtalrK to fur Bey. VlFHNA,Manli2I - n article In theiieuif7i (limn; reviewing thu manner In which tho United Status Is extending its Influence in Tur key Is attracting attention. It sns that tho recent elevation of tlm legation to nn oinhissy wns not prompted by vanity, but evidently shows n distinct Intention on tho part of the Unltod Slutcs of joining tho circle ut gicat powers nnd of securing n nowoutlet for American Industry in the East, where, sooneror Inter. Europeans will Hud America a dangerous commercial rival. It adds tint ground hns already been pre pared for extensive missionary work. Tho missions In Asia Minor. like everything Ameri can, nre orgnnliod on a practical basis The article reviews tho system of schools at tached to the missions, nnd says thnt there is ono drawback to such education, namely, that the children leave with American Ideas of equality and tho rights of man, which are In consistent with tho conditions of exleteneo In Turkey and tend to bring them In collision with tho authorities It remarks uikmi the rarity of American reB sols In Turkish harbors during recent years to 1807, and sees In tho now lino of steamers be tween Constantinople and New York a promlso of a growth of Intercourse. At tho beginning of 1800 a million kilo grams of American flour had beon Imported Into Turkey, whereas French nnd Hungarian flour was refused entrance by the Custom House. Tho fitting gives n list of the nrtlclos the United States and Turkey 'Import from each othor. It records the decision of the United States to establish numerous commercial agencies In bouthern nnd Central Itussla under consular supervision, the first being nt Odessa. Tho papor warns Austria-Hungary and othor Industrial countries of the danger with which American exports thrcatorfthom. It concludes: " When the Americans onco secure a hold of themnrkotsof tho Levant their vast resources and business cnpacltyand tho energy nnd vlgll anco of their Consuls will gho them tho lead ln many classes of goods " MASCE GETS EIGHTS OS Till! SII.E Agreement nltliiirent Hrltnln as to Spheres of Influence in Central Africa. fptcitt Cablt Dilpalch foTiir Hci. Pabis. March 21. Tho negotiations fetween Lord Salisbury, the lirltlsh Prlmo Minister, and M. Cambon, the French Ambassador to England, for tho delimitation of the French and British spheres of Inlluoncc In Central Af rica hnvo resulted in an arrangement which will be signed in London this evening. Tho exact borders of Ihe respective spheres havo not been fixed, but they will bo set tied by a mlxod commission. Great Brit uln. howovor, by the prlnclplo of tho ngreement. will retain Bahr-oI-Ghazal and Darfur, while Franco will have Wndal, llagirmf, Kanem. and, broadly spoaklng. the territory to tho eastward and northward of Lako Tchad between the Nile and Lake Tchad and between tho fifth and fifteenth parallels of latftudo. The signatories mutually concede equality of treatment In commercial matters. Franco Is thus empowered to maintain commercial es tablishments on the Nile and its tributaries. Each country undertakes to abstain from ex ercising political or territorial rights beyond the frontiers o! its own sphere. OYSTEIt TRUST FORMED. Combination TTIilch Has 83,000,000 of Op tion! Coder Its Control-Capital 10,000 000. New Hates, Conn., March 21. Ten millions of dollars are behind it company which is be ing formed to control the oyster trado of tho world. Half of that sum will change hands be fore the purchaso of the plants of tho oyster growers anlftlenlers of this country Is complet ed. The project, which is so near a reality that tho new company to-day announced Its plans. Includes a change of ownership of all the oyster grounds on both sides of Long Isl and Sound, the Nuw York and New Jersey bays where oysters are grown, the oyster farms of Narragansett Bay and Ithode Island, and the u ster grounds of Massaehusetti. The oyster farms which have been turned over to tho new company furnish 03 per cent, of tho European and seed trado and the entire opening trade of New York city. Options on the grounds of tho present oys ter farmers on the Atlantic coast and their en tire plants are in the hands of the new com pany. The options hold good until April 1. The company will probably be organized with about $3,000,000 capital In Jersey City to morrow, under the laws of the State of New Jersey. At its head are the owners of street railways in this State, New York and New Jer sey. Andrew Kaede!. President of tho Bridge port Traction Company, and a large owner in stock in traction companies in New Jersey, Is prime mover ln the company. He will proba bly be eleetofi'lts President. Aside from the traotlon companies who are Interested the lead ing oyster growers of Connecticut are the most prominent members of the trust For more than a year combinations of capi tal have been making for the formation oflan oyster trust. Tho name of the new company Is not decided nor has It been settled where Its headquarters will be. It Is believed thnt the general offices ' and distributing point will lie either hre or in Brldgerort. Attorney A. Meridian Mathew son of this city, who has been acting for the new company, snld to-day that he ex pec ted that $5,000,000 would bo needed to purchase the options held by the promoters of the trust, The Screw Trimt. rnoviDENCE, It. I , March 21. The American Screw Company of this city is rojiorted to be tho promoter of tho big screw combine. Tho trust will be capltalbod nt $10,000,000. The othcrcompanlcs toonter besides tho American Screw lompnny nro tho Gllroy Company of New Haven: Itussnll A. Erwln Company. Now Britain: National Screw nnd Tnck Company, Cleveland, O : tlantlc Screw Works, Hnrtford: Wright A, Cotton, Worcester, Mass j Boston Screw Compnnv. Fltehburg. Mass j Union Screw Company. Cleveland. 0 : Charles Parker Company, Meriden. Conn :P. A F Corbln. Now Britain. Conn ; Columbia Screw Company. Pullmnn, III : Massachusetts Screw Company, Holyoke. Mass , and Heading Screw Company, Philadelphia. Pa. Probably S1K0, 000,000 Whltkey Trust. LoutsviM.r. Mifch 21 Tho Impression Is gaining ground in Louisville thnt thn combination of tho Kentucky Distillers nnd Warehouse Company, tho American Spirits Company and tho Pennsylvania Ilye Trust and the Standard Distilling nnd Distributing Into n gigantic trust, with $1211,000,000 capital. Is a thing of tho neir future Confirmation Is had In tho known In tention of the Kontue)-y combine to purchase all tho big distilleries in tho State, and further, from the fact that several of thoso most largely Interested In the Kentucky concern havo equnlly large Interests In tho other combina tions lliilletln of New trade Combine.. Wall street hoard of llies.0 trade combinations ycterday Oyster flshorles In Northern waters, capital $n,lNjiioOO An offshoot to operate, in Southern wntors, $1,000,000. Pnlnt nritiufaeturers. $12,000,000 OH stove manufacturers. $tl,ooO,00 American Screw Company, $10,000,000 Nntlonal Straw board Company. Stl.OOO.oCO Federal Varnish Company, capital $100,000, to be Increased to $30,000,000 or more, mnricau llldound Leather Company. $W,- 000 000 Threehlng machlno manufacturers, capital not stated. All.opp's Ale Is Jrnlously Guarded Biln.tthe mistake of outside bottlers. Allaopp's la th only LbkIUU brewery doing Its own bottling. Ait, WOMEN LEAP FROM A FIRE. TWO HILLED ASD FIFTEKS ISJVIIEU AT AS OMAHA EL AZIZ lire Started During n Women's Lodge Meeting on the Third Floor Thirteen Jumped from tho Windows After Cling ing Until Terribly llurned Ten Thousand Persons Watched Thrill, I'nahln lo Help. Omaha, Nob .March 21. Flfteonvvouif n woro imprisoned In the third story of tho Patterson block this nflornoon us tho result of an oil ex plosion and fire bolow When It looked as if they would bo burned to death, thirteen of the women jumped to the stone pavoment bo low. Ono was Instantly killed, one died to-ulcht. nnd nil the others woro more or less seriously Injured. A number of them are oxpected to die. Tho plight of tho women was wltncssad by thousands of peoplo who wero unable to render nld Men attempted to break tho falls with outstretched arms, but to noavail. The flromcti did notnrrivo in time to save them because tho building burned so rapidly. Tho victims nro nil mombor of tho Ladles' Branch of tho Boyal Neighbors. Knights of Maccabees, and at tho timo the llro broke out wero in session in tholr temple, which occupied the top story of tho building. Tho dead are Mrs. Thomas Taylor and Mrs A. L. bamuolsou, Tho injured: Mrs. A. A. Smith. Mrs. Thomas P. Thornton, Mrs, Suslo Allen, Mrs. Williams. Mrs. French. Mrs C. F. Brosius, Mrs. A. King, May Sainuoleon, ft years old; Mrs. G. D. Wilson, Mrs. bliamol. Mrs J.C. Holt. Marguerite Holt, 7 years old; Mrs. Harry Hopkins, Mrs. Athorson, Mrs. Jerry Sullivan, Mrs. W. A, Rex, Mrs. Edward Shriller, nud Jan itor W. W. Scott. Tho explosion occurred In a closet under the stnlrway loading to tho room occupied by the Indies, nnd tholr escapo from that direction was apparently cut off, A lire escapo was nvailablo on tho opposite sldo of tho building, but tho only ono who had tho presence of mind to attempt to rouch that point was Mrs. Brosler. and sho nppoarcd to succumb to the cxeitemont the moment sho reached the ladder und dropped to the street When the cry of lire from tho street Attracted their attention two of tho women did make th Ir way t the stairs nnd through the flames In tho hall and escaped, though severely burned Mrs I C. Holt came out In this way, but In tho strugglosho was parted from heril-vcar-old daughter As ue rciched the pavement In safety sho discovered that her child was not with hor. Though bnd'y burned from hertrlp through the flames, she ran back, went to the third floor nnd brought her child down In safety. Both were terribly burned Them wero many Instances of personal bravery and great presence of mind among thn imprisoned women, Mrs Susie Allen, wife of the chief dork of Alpha Camp Woodmen of the World, appeared at a window with the Haines nil around her. She sat on tho sill and care fully surveyed tho situation. Men rushed beneath, taking oil their coats to break her fall, homo cried to her to leap, while others wnv ed her back, snylng tho fire men would soon nrrlve. Mrs. llen leaned f,ir out ovor the window to save her face nud at the same time she encouraged the others to hold on to their perilous positions In tho windows until rescuers ai rived Finally she could stand It no longor, and motioned to tho crowd below that bIiii was about to jump She carefully wrapped her skirts around her and leaped far out from tho building Her hodyturnod ovor n number of times and her head struck the stono flagging. She was prob ably fatally injured. A number of tho women escaped with broken limbs and a fow burns The ambulances were on tho way to the scene before the women had begun to jump from tho building, nnd ns fast ns they were picked up they wero taken to the doctors offices Mrs, Taylor clung to it window until Hfo was almost extinct, and her dead body fell to the pavement. The screims of the womon ns thoy rushed to the windows and found themselves Imprisoned brought a great crowd to tho scene Ten thousand persons surrounded the building when tho firemen arrived and Impeded their work. The building was completely guttod. 31 AllOlf "AIST COMISG EtCK." Fnyne Moore Expects to Go Free on Mon day Next. Fayne Moore, who was arrested on com plaint of Martin Mahon, proprietor of tho New Amstordam Hotel, wns in gay spirits yester day whon her counsel. Lawyer Abu Levy, cilled to see her at tho Tombs Mr. Lovy told her that tho prosocution had been unablo to find Martin Mahon, and that Mahon would prob ably not appear on Monday next to prosecute her: in fact, that he had written u letter to that effect. Tho letter, which was shown to Mrs Moore by her counsel, rend ns follows: "Mn. Aiie Levi .Sir; I wrlto to tell you It will be no good for you to try and get me In Mrs. Moore's trial again. I rote to District At torney Mclntyre nnd told him son whllo ago. I nlnt coming back to New York fora longtime. The lawyer who has myafTnlrs In handsnys the Law cant force uie to Incriminate myself by testifying. And I got tired of thn whole business anyway. I scud a note to-day to thu Judge, lours truly. Maktin Mauon. " Philapeli'UIA. March 20 " When Assistant (District Attorney Mclntyre saw a copy of the letter he said that hoeould not at present decide whut action he would tnke in case Mr. Mahon did not appear on Monday. "Imavhave him Indicted for conspiracy," said Mr. Mclntyre. "and then I can bring him back here on a Governor's requisition." SiYBRS HITS THE EAII.ROiDS. Governor of Texns Vetoes Jllllx Looking to Consolidation Aspirant for the Senate. Dallas, Tct,. March 21. Gov. Sayers has blocked the claborato plans of consolidation of tho many ir dependent short-line railroads of Tuxus Lait week ho vetoed tho Hunting ton bill for the consolidation of the Austin nnd Northwestern road into the Southern Pacific system. Yesterday he vetoed the Rockefeller hill for the consolidation of thn Sherman. Shrevoport und Southern Into tho Missouri. Kansas and Texas system, and to-dny he vetoed the Gould bill for tho consoli dation of tho Tyler Southeastern road Into tho St Louis and Southwestern (cotton bcltl system, It Is now generally accepted asa fore gone conclusion that Gov Sayers will veto ihe remaining consolidation hills, eight in number, and al) of them Huntington schemes. Tho railroad representatives are surprised and disgusted They say Sayers Is worse on them than Hogg wns. nnd they declare thnt ho Is looking nhcad to the Senatorial rnco in 1001. when nsuecossor to Sonator Chilton Is to be chosen. KILLED HIS SCHOOLTEACHER. Mils I'retcott Objected to Young Ilnllry'i Attentions and lie Shot Her. SALisnuRy. N, H . March 21 -Frank Bailey, aged 17, shot and wounded fatally Miss Harriet Prct-cott. his schoolteacher, this afternoon. Bailey had been paying much attention to his teachor, who hud told him that ho must stop calling on her. On tw o ocensions ho follow od her to her homo after school and wont to the door nnd asked to see her. Both times he was told that she was not In '1 his uiudo Bailey angry, nud he told hor that he would seo her or know the reason why After school this nfternoon llallev went up and sioke to hnr She mado him an answer that ho did not like '1 iking a pistol from his pocket, hetlred ono shot into her chest above tho heart Sho was taken to per homo, where she died shortly afterward Uniloy made his escape and hns not been found. VEVEU Sill I' HELD AT QVARISTISE. She Left Three Men In Hospital nt Para and Yellow Jnck Took Two More at Sen. hllo tho British steamship Dunstan. which in rived laht night nt yuurantlnc, was anchored In thn hurborof Para two wccki, ugo, three of her crew fell III with yellow fovnr They wore taken akhoro and sent to hospital '1 ho liuustan sal ed for this ort on March 0 When she wns seven days out vv II Jone-. a inossroom stowaru.22 years old, died ol the fever. On bunday last George Gilbert, the ship's cook, nlso died. They were buried at sea Health OfTlcerDotr will hold tho Dunstan J. at Quarantine lor disinfection and cleansing. cas't tax jrav os rovn siri.os. Highest CoitrT Holds Deposit In Savings Ilnnks Ftrmpi. A decision just hnndnu don n by thn Court of Appeals holds thnt dcposltois In savings bunks nte exempt from taxntlon on their deposits. The decision affirms tho decision of tho Special Torm nnd tho Appellnto Division ol tho Su premo Court of the Third Dotmrtmont, In tho lower courts It was held that tho slntutory ex emption from taxation contained In section 4 of tho Tat Inw, chapter 008. of the Laws of 1K1M, was Intended to npply to depositors In savings banks nnd to idle vet hem f rum assess ment for taxation us to their deposits Tho opinion was written I v Judge Gin j, who. In thn course of his decis'oii, snld that thn proposi tion under consideration was tho converse of ono previously ducldod, to that ffoct lint sav ings bnnkR, nn such, cannot ha assessed on tho funds w hlch thev hold in trust for doposltors This decision settles n disputod point. Tho Supreme Court ln tho Second Dopirtment Ins held that savings-bank depositors arc liable to pay a personnl property tax on thu amount of their doposlts, and the Brooklyn tnx authori ties have extended such assessments on tho tnx books wherever thoy possessed intoi nin tlon on which lo bnso the assessment. Tho Corporation Counsel's ofllco hns nlsondviscd tho Tax Commissioners thnt savings-bank de positors in tills borough are liable to taxation on their doposlts, and u test casa Is now pend ing before Justice Scott In tho bpcclat Term. Justlco Scott will no doubt follow tho authurlty of the Court of Appeals. ExrRi:s itonnr.RY plot, SI 00,000 ln Specie Snfely Transported wllh Unusual I'rernutlnns. It was reported last night that Plnkerton de tectives were nt work Investigating nn unsuc cessful plot to steal $100,001) In specie In transit hctwoen Norfplk and tho National Soldiers' Homo nt Hampton. Vn. The money was shipped by tho United States Express Company, nnd the report Is thnt a plot to steal It, whloh was overheard by Plnkerton men, was mado known to tho company In time for It to take extraordinary precautions Tho money was delivered sifcly. Dutnlls of tho plot havo not been made public. Ilobert A. Plnkerton, who returned to this eltv from Cal ifornia last night, said he knew nothing of tho case and could not discuss It. Trnnk II Piatt of the United States Express Company said that he had heard nothing about suchapiot. lllllGHTOS 1IEACH COHVASY SOLD OUT. Itnplil Transit ltond lluji thn Itnllrnad nnd IIIC Hotel. All the property of tho Brooklyn and Brigh ton Beaci Ilnllrond Company, vv ith the excep tion of a hotel on Sixteenth street, ne ir Avenue Z, Mieopshend Bay. was sold yesterday under the foreclosure proceedings Instituted by tho Central Trust Company, to which the property was mortgaged, to former Lleut.-Gov, W. F. Shoehnn as the representative ol tho Flower holdings In the Biooklyn Hnpld Transit Com I pany. Tho price was $.711,000 llio old Brigh ton Beach road, which Is now leased to tho Kings County Elevated road, and tho Brighton Beach Hotel thus become a part of tho great Hapid Transit trolley s stem It Is intended to equip tho road with electrlo power In time for the summer trnfllc. The Sixteenth street hotel was bid In for Fanny McKane, tho wife of John Y, MeKane, for $1.1.000. It Is snld that, as a result of thu sale, the holders of tho first mortgage bonds of tho Brooklyn and Brighton Beach Ballroxd will be paid In full with Interest, but thnt tho holders of tho Brighton Beach stock will get no returns. REFOLUTIOSARY RELICS UXEiRTHEn. Ittisty Cnnnon ITalls nnd Old L'ngllali Coins Found llrnrntb Old Lion I'nrk. W hat arc supposed to bo relics of tho Amerl mii Revolution hnvo been discovered by the workmen who are excavating for the founda tion walls of tho now buildings to be erected on tho site of the old Lion Park, nt V est 108th street nnd Columbus avenuo. Tho relics nro cast-Iron cannon balls so much rusted that at first the finders wore inclined to throw them nsido as being of no especial account. Making ullowance for tho diminution In the size of the missiles by corrosion It is conjectured thnt thoy were mado for tho cannon known as six pounders, which were used in the Revolution ary War. Since the men have been nt work In this place they have found n number of old-fnsh-loncd Englisii and Spanish silver medalH and coins, nnd they arc keeping a sharp lookout for anything of value thnt may turn up. ROBREltS LEFT DYSAMITE. Two Men Injured, One Mortally, by an Ex plosion. In Opening a llank Safe. Woncr.'TEn. Mass.. March 21. Bank Inspec tor Louis Mayer of Boston nnd Cutlor Wilson, trustee of tho Medw.iy Savings Bank, wero In jured by an -explosion in tho Mcdwuy Sav ings Bank at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon. Robbers had been frightened away fiom tho bink at 2 o'clock this morning, after charging the safo with nltro-glycerlne Mayer and Wil son. lnvotlgntlng the attempted robbery, were trying to force tho safo door, and tholr tools exploded a hidden charge of nllro-eljce-rlne. The two bank ofllclals wero hurled senseless across (he room. Mayer was taken to his homo ln Boston with the flesh torn from his face. Ho will recover. Wilson is dying at his homo in West Medway. Ho Is a mass of bruises and is injured internally. I OVSD A KIDSAVI'ED BOY. After it Hunt of Ten Months Gerald Lap Iner Is Discovered In Ohio. Chicaoo. March 21, Gerald Laplncr, the child who was abducted on Decoration Day, 1808, and who had boen sought in halt the States In tho Union, was discovered to-dny ln the possession of Mr, and Mrs. Collins of Palnesvlllo, O. Tho mother of thu boy found him. Collins and wife nre under arrest In the Ohio town. Thoy will bo bi ought to Chicago nt once. Collins Is said to be mentally unsound, and his wife, it Is asserted, hv been nn Inmate ol an Ohio asylum Theyappenrod to be una ble to account for their lossesslon of tho child. The Lsplners have spent over $10,000 In tho search for the boy, hon ho was stolen ho was 2 years nnd 3 months old Ho was lured away from ln front of his parents' home on Pralrlo avenuo by a woman. JAMES TAYLOR'S HOUSE StrEli. A Moving lire of Neighbors Got It Of! Dis puted Land In Spltn of the Courts. STAMronn. N. Y . March 21 James Tnylor of New York bought a tract of land In Pino Hill, in thcCatskills. two years ago nnd erected a summer homo and laid out a park. Re cently the courts decided that the salo of the hind wns void nnd that Mr Tavlor mux lose his residence and the park with its improve ments. Tho citizens of the v Hinge were greatly stirred up over llio decision and took sides with Mr. Taylor They called n moving beo and helped to movo the hoe and barn off the tract onto anothor piece of land. An Injunction wus obtulnod on Monday lo prevent the re moval of the house, but It came too lato. Sir 'laylor hud saved his house Andrew Carnegie Suffering from a Sprain. Andrew Carnegie has been confined to his residence, at 5 Wost Fifty -first street, since last Saturday by a sprained back A servynt at tho hoiio said yesterday that Mr Carnegie foil while getting out of his carrlago Tho Injury, ll ough not serious, has kept liiin In the house He wus reported yesterday as doing nicely and will be out in n few days aOid New York at Savanniili, Wasiiinotos. March 21 Tim War Depart ment was Informed to-day of the arrival of tho tram-port Thomas nt Savannah yesterday with thfJuJd New iork volunteers on board. Quartermaster Bellinger, who tent tho de spatch, said ho expected to have tie regiment disinfected und In the muster-out camp at Ba-pannahto-Dlfbt. JOHN SHERMAN NOT DEAD. I, REA CHICS S.tTHIl OS THE FARtS 1 ASD HIS ruSDITlO IS IMl'ROI'En. J. 1 nine Iteport of Ills Dcntli Sunt from Got. ! t eminent slsnnl St n Hon nt Gunntnnnmo i -Ctiil.er Lhlmgn I'.xpri trd at Santiago 1 Thursday to llrlng Mr. shermnn Home. . firftiat raMf Dnpn'rh h Tnr Be. i ' BiT!cio nr. Cfiu, March 21. -A report was. roeeiu'd horn to-dni from u correspondent nt '. the CiovfunnK nt signal station nt Gunnlanamo j staling that tho slenmoi Paris had arrived ; thorn from Kingston, Jamaica, and that ox- ) hprrel.il j of State John Sherman had died of I pneuinoiili early this morning Happll), this ropoit ptoves t i h.ivo been Incorreel : Tin l'.ii Is luis Just arrived here from Guan- I tinamo. nnd Tur St'N correspondent, who nt ) ', once boarded hor, found Hint Instend of being I dead Mr Sherman's condition showed much ( Improvement Ho rested well ln"t night, nuil : there Is great hopo of his recovery It Is expeited t'nt the cruiser Chicago will nrilvn here on Thursday, mid Mr Sheininn will then bntr.iiirferrcd to her and tnken to tho United States. i i 1 ii.isfff r;7uv mu H srinitrn. Itenrllon XV lien the Truth tins Known-Mr. ' MierniKii lo Hitimi on the Chit ago, Wmuiim.tos, Muieh 21 -Washington hnn ; not been "Ostlired for.i long tlmo ns It was to- ,' day by tho publication in Ihe evening papers 1 of tho report from C iluianein, Cubs, of the ' w death of John Shermnn nnd the subsequent discovery that tho story was not true. Al though the ri port lnd no ofllcinl confirmation, tlm nowswns not unexpected: In fnct.il was j rather nntlclpatid, In view of tho tenor of tho despatches from Kingston yestcnlny and espe cially Invlewof ,i prlvntedOHpUUireeclvcdthls morning by Assistant Secretary Cridler from Consul Dent of Kingston, who snld that when the Purls lelt Kingston last night Mr Sherman' condition wns very low nnd thnt ho feared tho ' worst. An ofllcinl of tho btuto Departmont said ., to-night that Secretary Hny, upon the strength of these dosnatehes and the confirmation by tho Associated Press of th report of Mr Sher man's death, prepired n circular telegram to i diplomatic and consular officers of the United Stntes announcing Mr Sheimnn's death nnd , paying a graceful tributo to tho worth of his Public services Ho also sent n message to ' Mrs bhorman notify lug her uf tho death of her husbnnd. A similar mitifleitlon was sent to the mombeis of tho Dlplomatlc"Corns In ' vvpshlngton unci to President McKluley nt I .lokyl Island. There was some discussion of -j nriringemcnts for Ihe funeral. Flags on publlo buildings wore ordered at half mast. ' t the Shermnn residence, however. In thn absence of official confirmation of the report or , a direct communication from tho ex-Secrn- tarj's relatives who nro with him on tho Paris, , ' there was yet a hopo that he might bo alive. Telegrams of condolence nrrlved during the j evening from all parts of the country. Owing to Mrs Miermnn's feeblo condition, tho result of n stioke of uaralvsis last fall, all news of hor husband's Illness has bocn kept 1 from her. and when Societiry Hny'n i ! note was received a consultation of the I friends in ihe house was held. Mis j vMllrck of Ohio, n niece of Mrs Sherman, who , his been with her during her Illness: Sir. Bnbcock.for mnnv yenrs Mr.Sherman's prlvnto ; secretary as henutor nnd hecretury, and Harry ! A ail, who also served Mr bhermnn while he I was In thn Senate, decided that Dr Johnson, I Mrs Shcrmnn's physician, should communi cate thu news to hor to-morrow morning. ( i The reaction felt by these friends, w lien they t saw The Sun's cablo despatch from Suntliigo. j stating that the ex-Secretary was still alive ; with fair prospects of recovery, was almost ' painful to witness. Miss Willock, ns soon as sho had recovered, carried to Mrs Sherman i thn news of thenirlvnlof the Paris at Santiago, i withholding any statement as to Mr. bhor- ' ' man's condition In n llttlo while, the pxrty at ', tho Sherman house wero joined by Mrs McCol- ' linn, diughterof Mr and Mrs Shermnn. and i Miss Miles, daughtcrof Gen. Miles, to whom the news had been conveyed by telephone, Persons who called to oxpross condolence and newspaper men who camo for additional fnetsi concerning tho death of Mr. Sherman wore greitly surprised to learn the real facts. The Sun h cnblo despatch was also com municated to Secretary Hny. who recalled his circular letter, nnd to Socrctnry Porter at this hite House, by whom llnvvas forwarded to I President McKinley l Secretary Long this afternoon received a ' J cablo despatch from Admiral Sampson, an- i mmuciug tho nrrival of his squadron nt Calmu- ! nern Later enmc a despatch from Capt. i Coiporof the Chicago, announcing the nrrival of his ship nt the same port. He snid thnt while ' at sea thu Chicago mot the Paris, and an nr- ! j rangement wns made by which ox-Secretary I i Shermnn would ho transferred to tho Chicago I on Friday and conveyed to l:ort Monroe. ! Latethis evening u telegram was received 1 at tho Shorninn residence from Mr. Colgate i Hovt addressed to Mrs Sherman and datod i Santiago. It said that Mr, Sherman's condi tion was greatly improved. GERRY SOCIETY HILL VASBED. It Brings the Orgnnlxntlnn Under the X'lllta tlou of the Supreme Court. AinANY. March 21. Tho Assombly to-day passed Assemblyman Kclscy's bill to bring the Gorry Society for tho Prevention of ' I Cruelty to Children undor the visitation of tho Supreme Court. Tho bill docs this i ' by amending tho Membership Corporation ' lnw, excluding therefrom the exemption here, totoro made In favor of tho Gerry Society. No opposition wns made to the bill and It passed , unanimously. Mr. Kullman's bill authorising tho Board of , Estimate nnd Apportionment of New iork city , tonnnunlly appropriate $3,000 for the Rich mond County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Chlldreu was passed by tho Assem bly. ' i Apply nt Ihe Demon utlc Club. The Health Board, which has recently gone) as a partisan Into tho corporation wars of this town, suspects that thoro may be Irony hidden j In this message, which It got yesterday on ft ' postal card Itnard of IhaUh. .Viw York City. DrAK Sin- I keep n store In 12K Broom street, and I am hardly making a living. I keep n soda stand and cigar stand on tho cor nel Next to mo an opposition stand Is going to be opened, and I beg of you if you would please bo so kind anil put a stop to it. as I don't want nn opposition Hoping you will help m in this, I remain, yours respectfully. 8 Munz. White Civil Service 11111 a Party Measure. Albanv. March 21 Tho Republican Sena tors to-night caucused upon the Whit I Civil Servico bill nnd m ido It a patty I measure. Twenty-six of tho twonty-seven Republican Senators pledged themselves to vote for tho bill, which Is just the number required to pics it hi nator Ambler of Clint ham was tho only Republican Sen iter who re mained away from the caucus, having nlroady announced tils opiKisition to the measure. Rockefeller Monolith Stuck In the Mud. j CLr.xri.Avri, 0, March 21 The Rockefeller monolith, the largest in tho world, which is i being tnken up May field Hill to Lukcviow Csinotery from tho Nickel Phto llnilrond, ho been stuck fast In tlm mud for two weeks. 1 Efforts nnvo been mndu to movo the inonu- 1 meiit. but to no avail Tho work lias been ' abandoned until tho weather becomes settled i and the mud disappears '1 he task of getting l the large stone up May Held Hill will bo dlfllcult, I as tho hill Is very steep and tho roxdway is poor. Fir is Dnmagps nn Apartment House. Afire occurred In the five-story apartment house owned by Mrs George Bliss, nt 432 Cen tral Purk West, just after 0 o'clock yostcrday morning. It started in tho cellar nnd burned i along the dumbwaiter shaft, doing damage on every floor Two alarms wore turned in, and oil tenants were ordered out of tho building, Tho loss Is estimated at $2,1X10, one-half of which is to tho bulldiug Mnnliattnn Club's President Mny Beaten. , ij Frederic R Coudert. President of the Man- ' hattan Club, Is In poor health, and tor soma months has been thinking seriously of re signing. In case ho takes this step Jfudg Jruax, tho Yice-Presldent. will aucceea him. udge Truax and many other members of th Manhattan Club Iiuto urged Mr. Coudert' not t resign,