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NEW HAVEN CONN., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3l, 1897. THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. d1 GOMPEKS REPLIES TO GAGE secretary xor charged with IGXORAXCE X'Olt EVIL IXXEXT. Wo," Says President of American Feder ation of Labor, Addressing Mr. Gage, "Have the Greatest Respect for Your Probity mid Integrity" Gage's Currency I'lan Held to bo Hardship to Labor. Washington, Dec. 29. Samuel Gom pers, president of the American Feder ation of Labor, has replied in an open letter to Secretary Gage's recent letter taking exceptions to the resolutions passed by the federation in reference to Mr. Gage's financial bill. Mr. Gompers in substance says: "We do not charge you with ignorance, or allege any evil purpose on your part as implied in your letter. We have the greatest respect for your probity and integrity. The wage-earners of America represented in the American Federation of Labor be lieve that the position you have taken in regard to the retirement of our greenback currency is antagonistic to their interests and they are opposed to your plan to more thoroughly commit ting this country to the gold standard. The eVils which have resulted from our adherence to the gold standard are those that ever must grow from a dis honest measure of value. "Any measure of value that forces an unjust distribution of the products of labor, that deprives producers of the fruits of their toil and cuts down wages and profits, thereby destroys the incen tive to enterprise and leads to indus trial stagnation, enforced idleness, dis tress and public suffering. Anything that reduces the total money value of the products of labor must increase the share of the money lender and creditor and decrease the share to be divided among employers and wage-earners. To increase the value of money must de crease the value of the products of la bor. . "If our adherence to the gold stan dard has caused money to grow dearer you must admit that the gold standard has dona injury to our people, brought distress to wage-earners and employers and discouraged enterprise. It is not alone to a cheapening of the labor cost of production, but also to an actual ap preciation of gold, that the fall in prices since 1872 has been in great part due. As this appreciation has grown out of the demonetization of silver, it has in creased the demands for gold. You must abandon the advocacy of gold monometallism unless you can show that ' the demonetization of silver and the doubling of the demand for .gold resultant therefrom has not caused gold to grow dearer and prices lower to the great injury to all the producers of wealth. ,. "The' retirement of our national greenback currency and all government paper money, and the substitution of bank notes, would make the banks guardian over our volume of money, and so of our measure of values; it would enable the banks working in the interest of the speculators to cause movements in prices with great cer 'tainty; enable them to depress prices by contracting the currency and raise prices by expanding the same. It would make the banks the masters, the men slaves, and would enrich the few and impoverish the multitude. Your .plan involves the propositoin of the re tirement of our national paper currency and greenbacks, upon which we pay no interest at all, and the issuance of bonds in its stead in the sum of $200, 000,800, upon which we shall be required to pay interest." THE FALL RIVER SITUATIOX. Sentiment Has Chanced and a Strike is Not Likely. Fall River, Mass., Dec. 29. The action cf the operatives' conference committee fat the meeting last night has changed the sentiment regarding opposition to the reduction of wages, and the chances are now in favor of the adoption of the recommendation of the committee against immediate opposition. A can vass of the members of the committee indicates that the vote on the matter of striking stood 12 to 6 against it. As near as can be learned two spinners, two loom fixers and two slasher tenders voted to strike and one spinner, one loom fixer, one slasher tender, three (weavers, three carders and three mill firemen opposed such action at the present time. This is assumed to be a fair indication of the attitude of the unions represented by these delegates. The secretaries of the various unions have issued calls for special meetings to be held this week, and each has urg ed the advisability of accepting the re duction of the conference committee. As has been the case since the first an nouncement of the reduction, the loom fixers are most pronounced in the oppo sition and it is possible that they may favor a strike. A REWAHD Of 9000 Offered by Rev. Joint H. Melllsh for Rc-?-irn of His Daughter. New York, Dec. 29. Rev. John H. Mellish of Bayville, Conn., has sent out printed circulars, one of which was re ceived at police headquarters, o-day. offering $500 reward for the return of his daughter, Bertha Lane Mellish, to her home in Bayville. Miss Hellish was a student in the Mount Holyoke sem inary at South Hadley, Mass., and dis appeared from that institution on No vember 18. Miss Mellish is described as having dark auburn hair and a very light complexion. She is twenty years old. Engine Company Sold. Providence, R. I., Dec. 29. The plant of the Arralngton & Sims Engine com pany was sold at noon to-day for $40. 000 to James M. Scott. The property is subject to a mortgage of $80,000. It is understood that it was bought for the cerditors. it nj-os i to us d i:ci, .1 it i x g a it n o va l Satisfied AVitli Voluntary Liquidation of Affair of Singerly's Bank. Philadelphia, Dec. 29. Depositors and shareholders of the Chestnut Street Na tional bank and the Chestnut Street Trust and Savings Fund company con tinue to sign agreements declaring their approval of the plan for the vol untary liquidation of the affairs of the two institutions devised by Messrs. Earle and Cook, he assignees of the trust company. Quite a number of de positors called at the bank to-day and signified their willingness to accept the plan. Deputy Comptroller of the Curren cy Coffin says that the signatures of more than the two-thirds of the share holders required by law before a bank can go into volntary liquidation have already been secured. As a result of a conference to-day be tween Assignees Earle and Cook, Bank Examiner Hardt, Deputy Comptroller Coffin and President Singerly, a com mittee of the bank presidents was se lected to consider any amendments which may be offered by depositors of the plan of liquidation presented a few days ago by Messrs. Earle and Cook. The committee of bank presidents chos en is as follows, and each of the gen tlemen has expressed his willingness to serve: B. B. Comegys of the Philadel phia National bank, George Phlller of the First National bank, Samuel R. Shipley of the Provident Life and Trust company, William F. Harrity of the Equitable Trust company and N. W. Ayer of the Merchants' National bank. Thi3 committee will look after the In terests of depositors and consider all amendments to the plan which may be submitted. PRESIDEX'T SIGXS STUB BILL. It Prohibits the Killing or Seals by Americans. Washington, Dec. 29. Ex-Secretary Foster had a brief conference with the president to-day, after which the presi dent approved the bill "prohibiting, the killing of fur seals in the waters of the North Pacific ocean," passed the day congress adjourned for the holidays. The act prohibits the killing of seals by American citizens except as they may be taken on the Pribyloff Islands by the North American Commercial company. It also prohibits the Impor tation of sealskins into the United States, whether "raw, dressed, dyed or manufactured." The penalty for viola tion of the law is a fine of not less than $200 or more than $2,000, or imprison ment for not more than six months, or both, for each offense, including the forfeiture to the United States of 'the vessel, its tackle and cargo." OAT.ES SWEET GREAT BIUTA1X. Offthe Lizard a Hurricane la Blowing A Derelict Reported. London, Dec. 29. Strong gales pre: vailed to-day over the western and southern coasts of Great Britain. Off the Lizard a hurricane is blowing and the weather generally is growing worse. The Norwegian bark Egero, Captain Bowitz, from St. Thomas, Canada, on November 14, has arrived at Limerick and reports having sighted, 100 miles west northwest of the Fastnet, on De cember 13, a derelict, apparently a steamer, without funnels and broken in two. It is believed that this was the wreck of the British steamer Mill field, from Baltimore for Belfast, which was abandoned on December 11, about 140 miles west of the Fastnet, the crew of which was rescued by the Cunard steamer Etruria, FAILED TO OVEX ITS DOORS. Merchants and Traders Itimk of Atlanta, Georgia Capital Stock 9100,000. Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 29. A special to the Journal from Brunswick, Ga., says: The Merchants' and Traders' bank of this city failed to open' its doors this morning. The capital stock of the bank is $100,000. Some months ago there was a plan to put the bank in the hands of a receiver, and ever since the deposit ors have been withdrawing and the bank has been losing outside business to such an extent that it was finally determined to close. Dr. J. M. Maddox Is the president and Mr. A. H. Lane the vice president Of the bank. A prop osition has been made by the directors to raise sufficient cash to pay all de positors on liquidation. 1XCREASE IX RICCEIPTS. JTorthcoming Statement of Government on Customs and Internal Revenue. Washington, Dec. 29. The forthcom ing statement of the government re ceipts and expenditures will show a material Increase in the receipts from both customs and internal revenue. To-day's income from customs alone was $735,617, the highest figure reached since the new tariff law went into ef fect. Independent of the receipts and' payments on account of the Pacific rail road transfer the total receipts this month will probably exceed the expens es by approximately $1,750,000. DEC AMI'S IF I 'I'll $lt,0OO. Alleged Action of an Agent for the South ern Express ompuiiy. Atlanta, Ga.. Dec. 29.. A special to the Journal from Brunswick, Ga., says: O. H.. Maybra. agent for the Southern Express company at that place, has de camped with $14,000 in currency which was shipped by Savannah bankers to banks in Brunswick. The money is supposed to have been taken about 8 o'clock last night and it is thought that Maybra left the city In a tug. He stands very' high in the social, life of Brunswick and is considered one or the most polished gentlemen in the city. Counted ChsIhU;iiic9 Still. Now York, Dec. 29. Word was re ceived at the office of George Gould to day that the Countess Castellane, for merly Anna Gould, gave birth to a son yesterday afternoon. THE BOA HI) OF EDUCATION REPORTS WAD II AT THE 3IEETIXG LAST EVISXIXG. Recommendation of the Committee on Schools for Saving Money Adopted Si, 500 Appropriated for the Improve ment or Dwight and Eaton Schools School Attondanco for November. The board of education met last even ing. Chairman Whitney presided. Oth er members of the board present were Messrs. Asher, Connor, Moran and Hooker. Chairman Moran made the following report for the committee on schools: The committee report that the super intendent has appointed Miss Elizabeth Scudder as teacher in room 2 Carlisle street school, to date from November 15, and the committee recommend that Miss Scudder's salary be fixed at $500. The committee report the resignation of Mr, John A. Hall, teacher in the Hamilton evening school, to date from January 3, and recommend its accept ance. The committee report the resignation of Miss Mary J. Barry, teacher :n room 13 Winchester school, to date from De cember 24, and recommend its accept ance. The committee report the resignation of Miss Caroline E. Taylor, te-icher in room 16 Winchester school, to date from January 3, and recommend Its ac ceptance. Miss Taylor resigns to ac cept a position in Springfield at an in creased salary. The superintendent has temporarily assigned Miss Marian Feuchtwanger to room 3 New Haven orphan asylum, the room made vacant by the leave of ab sence of Miss Isbell. The committee recommend that Miss Feuchtwanger's salary be Increased from $350 to $370 per year, to date from January 3, inasmuch as Miss Feuchtwanger will act as prin cipal of the school. The superintendent has temporarily assigned Miss Julia Smith, assistant in room 12 Lovell school, to room 18 Win chester school, the room made vacant by the resignation of Miss Tayl.ir, to date from January 3, and recommend that her salary be increased from $550 to $600. The committee recommend that the leave of absence of Miss Nellie Stoty be extended to the beginning of the spring term. The committee recommeni that the leave of absence of Miss Sarah F. Gra dy be extended to the close of the pres ent school year. The committee report the resignation of Miss Grace Wilcox of room 4 Strong school, to take effect Monday, Januaty 3, and recommend its acceptance. The report was adopted. Chairman Moran also reported for the committee on schools as 'follows: To the Honorable Board of Education: Gentlemen In view of the fact that the estimates for the calendar year 1S93 were reduced by the central board of finance $20,000, it follows that the school expenses must be correspondingly re duced for the calendar year 1898 in 3on parison with the estimates made by this board to the central board of finance as the amount necessary to carry on the schools for the year. Your committee felt it to be Its duty to reduce, if possi ble, the expense for carrying on the schools from the beginning of the cal endar year 1898. The alternative would be to effect thei entire necessary reduc tion in the running expenses during the fall term of 1898. In the judgment of the committee it would not be wise or in accordance with sound business prin ciples to have all this necessary reduc tion put on to the last four months of the year 1898, and make no effort to re duce expenses during the greater part of the year, namely, the first six months of the year 1898. It should be under stood that the situation is embarrass ing from the faet that contracts were made last June with teachers for the year beginning September 1 and ending July 1, 1898 contracts covering three fifths of the school period of the year 1898. Of course when these contracts were made it was impossible to foresee what the action of the finance board would be in granting the appropriation for 189S. The committee wish It to be under stood that in no way, directly or indi rectly, does it seek to blame the board of finance for reducing the estimates. The gentlemen of that body had a pe culiarly difficult task to perform, and performed it, in our judgment, to their best knowledge and belief. It Is fur ther to be understood that all of this saving is not to be effected in teachers' salaries, by any means, but Inasmuch as salaries of teachers , comprise ap proximately three-fourths of our avail able income for 1898, it follows that some of this reduction, more or less, must be made in the teachers' aggre gate salary account Your committee believe that whatever saving must be made in this account can and should be made without, any reduction of the pres ent salaries. Of course, at the begin ning of the new school near next Sep tember a few additional teachers must necessarily be employed in the primary and grammar schools in order to take care of the increased number of chil dren who will be in the schools. This means, of course, additional expense, for the committee are resolved that the elementary schools must be maintained at their present or at an increased stan dard of efficiency. The committee believe that certain economies may be put into effect begin ning next September, but these could not be put into effect now, in the mid dle of the school year, without serious ly affecting the best interests of the 15, 000 children in the schools. Your committee, together with the committee on finance of the board, di rected the superintendent to report at this meeting any changes which In his judgment could be effected beginning January 1, 189S, which would reduce the running expenses of the schools 'with the least possible detriment to the schools. In accordance with this re- (Contlnued on Third Page.) MOMSItX LAXGUAGE ASSOC! ATIOX, Miss Woodbildge of Yale Roads a l'lipor Professor Cook's Election. Philadelphia, Dec. 29. The annual meeting of the Modern Language asso ciation of America closed to-day with the reading of papers as follows: "Ear ly Influence of German Literature in America," Dr. F. II. Wilkens of Balti more; "On Translating Anglo-Saxon Poetry," Professor E. F. Fulton, Wells college; "Boccaclo's Defense of Poetry as Contained in the Fourteenth Book of the DeGenealogia Deorum," Miss Elizabeth Woodbrldge, Yale university; "A Sonnet Ascribed to Chiaro Davan zati and its Place in Fable Literature," Dr. K. McKenzie, Union college; "Sev enteenth Century Conceits," Dr. C. G. Chlltls, University of .Pennsylvania; "Alms and Methods of Investigation in Rhetoric," President Scott, University of Michigan; "Propositions in the Works of Hans Sachs," Dr. Miller, Le high university. The University of Virginia was se lected as the meeting place for next year, and officers were elected as fol lows: President, Alcee Forbier, Tulane university, New Orleans; secretary, James W. Bright, Johns Hopkins uni versity; treasurer, H. E. Greene, Johns Hopkins university; executive council, C. T. Winchester, Wesloyan university; A. R. Hohlfeld, Vanderbllt university; J. A. Harrison, University of Virginia; W. S. Currell, Washington and Lee university, Albert S. Cook, Yale uni versity; G. Karstf, University of Indi ana; Richard Hochf elder, Wittenberg college; C. M. Gayley, University of California. a imirn.i'i ro.v. Hricfs in liriHsh-Veneziielnii Caso Will Soon be Submitted. Washington, Dec. 29. The briefs in the British-Venezuelan arbitration case are expected to be ready by the middle of February and the preliminary work of the arbitration court will then begin The Venezuelan government has nam ed Dr. Rojas, a prominent lawyer and diplomat, as its agent before the court. With him will be assisted eminent coun sel whose names have not yet been an nounced. The members of the court, Chief Justice Fuller and Justice Brew er for Venezuela and Lord Hereschel and Sir Richard Henn Collins for Great Britain with Dr. Marten's of St. Peters burg as umpire, will not assemble until the latter part of next summer. It had been intended to hold the court in Par is, but the sessions may ce held at Lon don, St. Petersburg or some other con venient point. In the meantime the briefs will be forwarded to the president of the court and thence distributed to the individual members. It is thought that the case will not be closed and a decision reached before the end of the coming year. THE TRADING STAMP fJUESTlOX. Agreement Rotwoon Parties in Interest to Settle the Vexed Question. Attorney E. P. Arvine has been re tained as counsel by the Trading Cou pon company in the suit which it is proposed to bring to test the legality of the' trade coupons. It has been agreed between the city attorney and the at torneys of the coupon company and of the Retail Merc' ants' association that if one of the merchants in the association will violate his contract with the cou pon company the latter will bring a civ il suit against him to test the validity of the use of the coupons. Ultimately, the question will probably be passed up on by the supreme court of errors. The question to he raised is one that is of great interest and importance to New Haven merchants and their patrons. Thus far no merchant has volunteered to stand suit. Attorney Arvine is also counsel for the New England Trading Stamp company, defendants in a suit for damages by Mr. Cohen. I.UERICAX CHEMICAL SOCIETY. Sixteenth Annual Meeting at tllo Colum bian University. Washington, Dec. 29. The sixteenth annual meeting of the American Chemi cal society was called to order to-day at the Columbian university here. The society is composed of some of the most prominent chemists and scientists In the United States and also includes many distinguished foreigners. The total memebrship is over 1.100. Ninety were present to-day. President Wilt man of Columbian university made the address of welcome, which was respond ed to by Charles 13. Dudley, chemist of the Pennsylvania railroad, who is the president of the society. The remainder of tlie morning session was occupied In the reading and discussion of scientific papers. The afternoon was devoted to sightseeing. TUIXIDAD ASPHALT COMFAXY. All Euglish Syndicate Secures Control Capital to be Increased W5.OO0.000. New York, Dec. 29. An English syn dicate has secured control of the Trini dad Asphalt company and after the first of the year the headquarters of the firm will be located in London instead of this city, as heretofore. The reor ganization of the company to admit the English company was decided upon at a meeting held here to-day. The capital of the company, under the reorganiza tion, Is to be increased from $3,300,000 to $.".000,000. Recently American paving companies have been doing business in the United Kingdom in competition with tlr? pa.ving companies there and it seems they have been doing better work for less money than the English man. The company's supply of asphalt comes from the Island of Trinidad. Ie:ithof Isabella Italliuell. Isabella Hailiwell, sister of Mr. Sam uel Hailiwell, the real estate dealer, died at Mr. Halliwell's residence in Ty ler City Tuesday, aged seventy-seven years and six months. She had always lived a quiet and retired life and was an invalid for many years. The funeral will be from her late home to-morrow (Friday) at 2 p. m. MOSES MOSLER THE RIVAL llEllltlXa.HALL.MAliriX SAFE CO.'S AFFA HIS DISCUSSED. A Score of Men Representing Two Thous and Shares of Preferred Stock Meet in Now York Charges of Mismanagement Moslcr's Attempt to Put Company Out of llusinoss Queer Things Hinted At. New York, Dec. 29. A score of men representing 2,000 shares of the pre ferred stock of the Herring-Hall-Marvin Safe company, which recently went into the hands of a receiver, met here to-day to hear the report of W. C. Tay lor, S. A. Jennings and Philip Hatha way, the committee appointed to inves tigate the charges of mismanagement on the part of those who were in charge of the company's affairs. Mr. Taylor said that the committee had discovered facts in relation to the company's man agement which were remarkable and which disclosed the reasons for the losses as well as the cause for the ac tion of the company's most active rival in securing a judgment for $S,000. Mr. Hathaway read a report, in which he said: "Those of us who were interested in the affairs of the com pany were somewhat startled when, a short time ago we received word that the voting trustees were to spring a surprise upon us by calling a meeting for the purpose of reorganizing the company, at which , they were deter mined to abandon the name of Herring-Hall-Marvin and adort the name of the American Safe Manufacturing com pany. We were more surprised, a day or two later, at learning that Moses Mosler, our rival, was the president of the executive committee and that a sec ond member of the committee was in close relationship with him, which left us only one representative on the com mittee. 1 "The next discovery was that our plant in Hamilton, O., adjoins the plant in which the Mosler safes are made. Whether or not Mr. Mosler ran our business in our interests or his own, I will not say, but his attempt to put us out of business by securing a judgment for the small amount of $8,000 makes me suspicious. I have never seen such balance and profit and loss sheets as have been submitted by tha company's1 accountants. In the balance sheet of 1894, $180,000, paid, as quarterly divi dends to preferred stockholders, was set dowm among the assets. The balance sheet shows that during 1894 the com pany lost $22,815 and in 1895, $208,647. In each instance the depreciation in the value of machinery was omitted. In 1S94 the proceeds of the sales of safes amounted to $1,339,000. The cost of pro ducing the safes is placed at $965,587 and the running expenses are placed at $377,957. In 1895 the proceeds of the output amounted to only $1,052,479 and the running expenses were advanced to $515,723. "We paid a million dollars too much in the start. We have lost million and have got a million left. I believe that million is worth saving and I am in favor of the appointment of a commit tee to take immediate steps to organize the company to save what we can." Messrs. Hathaway, Taylor and Tenney were appointed a committee to go ort with the investigation and were em powered to levy a tax of 25 cents upon each share of the preferred stock to secure funds to defray the cost of in stituting legal proceedings to have the courts in Ohio remove the receiver se cured in that state by Mr. Mosler. FRANCE STEPS IX. oists Flag Over Hal-Nan Island British Requisition Ships. Shanghai, Dec. 29. It is reported here that the admiral of the French fleet has hoisted the French flag on Hai Nan Island (between the China sea and the Gulf of Tonquin). The Chinese offered no opposition. London, Dec. 30. A dispatch to the Daily Mail from Singapore confirms the report of the seizure of Hal Nan Island by the French. According to a special dispatch from Shanghai, the British ad miralty has requisitioned three of the Empress steamships belonging to the Canadian Pacific Railroad company. Paris, Dec. 29. The French press is beginning to protest loudly against French inaction in the far east and the alleged subserviency of the government to Russia. Berlin, Dec. 29. The Taegliche Rund schau, on what it alleges to be the best authority in London, declares that Rus sia and China have been negotiating for many months; that China consent ed last October to a temporary Russian occupation of Port Arthur and that England, hearing of this demanded accession of the island at Hong Kong, a strip of coast opposite Kow Loon and much of the river Cantn. Victoria, B. C, Deo. 29. The officers and passengers of the steamship Vic toria, which is just in from the Orient, say that all Is excitement on the other side of the Pacific. The people expect that there will be a clash among the great powers over the seizure of differ ent ports of China. The British flag ship Centurion at Hong Kong has been ordered to begin no work that would detain her in port more than twenty four hours. Japanese papers are anx ious to have England make some move, but advise Jtapan to take a prudent at titude and watch the progress of events. Ronton' Rig RoikI IsHtie. Boston, Dec 29. A bond issue by the city of Boston amounting to $2,851,000 was awarded to-day to Vermilye & Co. of New York. The rate was 3 per cent., and the bonds run in different periods of five, twenty, thirty and forty years. Vermilye & Co. took the whole lean at 105.889. the highest bidder. Ex-Member of Parliament Drowned. Peterboro, Ont., Dec. 29. John Burn ham, ex-member of parliament, was drowned in the Ottenabee river last night. HIGH WAX ROBBERY ALLEGED. Charles Parish's Story of a Thrilling Experience. The quiet neighborhood in the vicinity of Wooster square was thrown into a state of excitement last evening by what on the surface appears to be a bold attempt at highway robbery, which might have terminated in mur der. The surface appearances above alluded to are as follows: At 9:20 o'clock a young man named Charles F. Parish was found on the steps of the jewelry store at the corner of Chapel and Acad emy streets with a bullet wound in the fleshy portion of the upper part of the left arm. By his side was a 82-callbre revolver with one barrel discharged. The police ambulance was summoned ad Parish was taken to the hospital. Investigation showed that the bullet had passed clean through the fleshy portion of the arm, inflicting a not very severe wound. Parish said that he had been waylaid, robbed and shot by a burly negro at near the corner of Chapel and Brewery streets. As soon as Sergeant Cook at police headquarters learned of the shooting and Parish's account 03 to how it happened active efforts were made to apprehend the burly negro highwayman. Officers Allen and Mc Dermott were at once dispatched to the scene of the shooting, and all the offi cers on beats in that portion of the city were notified to be on the lookout for any suspicious looking colored man of the description given by Parish. Offi cers were also sent to Starln dock to see that no person of that description took passage on the boat. No one of the description given was seen. One man was stopped by an officer on sus picion, but at once released, a9 there were no good reasons for holding him. Detectives McGrath and Daley visited Parish at hte hospital and he gave the following description of himself and the evening's happeningB: "My name is Charles F. Parris, and my home is in Jersey City. I am a private detective belonging to the Frank Hook detective agency and a brother-in-law of Frank Hook, the manager of the agency. I came here a few days ago to shadow a party in this city. Last evening as I was shadowing a house on chapel street near Brewery, a tall, burly negro Jump ed out and hit me a stinging blow back of the neck, which knocked me down. I jumped up and hit the negro two blows on the mouth. I then drew' my revolver, but the negro grabbing it, wrested it from me and shot me through the arm. I fell with the shot to the sidewalk, and the negro jumping upon me placed his knees upon my chest and began jumping up and down on my chest. He took a silver watch and $17 in bills from my pockets. Then he got up and ran away in what direc tion I could not tell. He left the revol ver on the sidewalk beside me. I got up and went to my lodging place at No. 6 Academy street, where I rang the bell, but was not able to arouse anyone. My latch key was in the left side pocket of my pants, and as my left arm was disabled I could not get at it to unlock the door. I then turned and went in search of aid and fainted away on the steps of a Jewelry store, where I was found." The family "with which Parish had rooms say that he came there a week ago yesterday. He said he had come here for the purpose of looking up some property which had been left to himself and sisetr by an uncle named Donald, who had died in Newark. When he first came here Parish went to the city de tective bureau, said' he was a private detective of Hook's Detective agency at 169 West 34th street, New York. He said he had come here to shadow a party and was told by the local bureau to go ahead. WATCHIXO THEIR INTERESTS. Lumber and Other Industries That Reci procity Might Eflror. Washington, Dec. 29. The lumber and other industries which might be af fected' by reciprocity treaties are watch ing closely all that concerns their spec ial interests. Mr. Tunis, chairman of the executive committee of the Nation--al Lumbermen's association, has had several interviews with Mr. Haston, who is in charge of the reciprocity ne gotiations and has received a letter from him announcing the success of preventing Argentine competition.' Mr. Tunis has also been informed that the Brazilian government will remove the discriminating exactions against qur ship owners, which would result in the resumption of our flour trade with that port. 1 The lumbermen are now chiefly ap prehensive that their product may have to bear the brunt of Canadian reciproci ty negotiations. Mr. Tunis to-day said: "It is evident that the administration is bent on a commercial treaty with Can ada under section four of the Dingley bill. I have said to Commissioner Kas. son that the great interests we repre ent, employing more than 600,000 work ingmen and directly supporting a pop ulation of more than 3,000,000, ask for no special, privilege While they are willing to pay a ducy for other manu factured goods equal to 40 or 50 per cent, of their value they only ask for their own less than 30 per cent. They are un willing to be singled out of the other manufacturing industries of this coun try to test the theories of free trade. They are opposed to sharing with coal the burden of a policy which the great masses of our people are utterly indif ferent to but which is urged by a few Amerloans interested in the seal fisher ies and a few other Americans who own Canadian ports. The danger to our in terests lies in reciprocity with nations located in the same temperate zones as our own and of whose products we are entirely independent." Two More Attachments. New York, Dec. 29. Two attachments were issued to-day against the Connect icut Pipe Manufacturingcompany, one for $7,537 in favor of the Davis & Thom as company and the other for $498 in fa vor of John M. Fox. WILLIAM JAMES LINTON DISTIXGVISBED EXGRATER, POET AXD WRITER DEAD. Expired at Home of Principal Mather In This City Born In London 85 Tears Ago His Engraving Work for Famous An. thors His Boole, "Masters of Engrav ing," a Masterpiece'. ' In the death of William James Linton, who passed away full of years yester day, there joined that innumerable car avan a man who fifty years ago made his mark in the world as the leading man in his profession, one who easily won his way by his natural gifts to tha front rank of wood engravers. Half a century ago he was famous in his pro fession in England. For the last twenty-seven years his home had been in a little dwelling charmingly situated just out of New Haven, in Hamden. Kera he had dwelt in quietude and repose, engaged in congenial literary and other artistic work, and here he had corre spondence with many of the foremost literary and! political lights of. the times and had published a number of his po etic works, printing the volumes from his own printing press at his pretty home, "Appledore." One of his books, published in recent years, was his work on Whittier, issued not long after that renowned poet's death. Mr. Linton passed away yesterday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the home of Mr. Thomas W. Mather, principal of Boardman Manual Training sohool, whose wife is a daughter of the deceas ed artist. Mr. Linton was a hale old man until about a year ago, when he was prostrated with a severe Influenza, which left its effects upon him perma nently. He rallied, however, last spring and . was about the house during the summer and fall and busied himself .with printing his books as before. But the old-time vigor had waned and a few weeks ago he failed again and was re moved to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ma ther, where despite the most tender care and medical skill he drooped until the end came. He was conscious until near the last. His physician, Dr. Win chell, says his death was due to a gen eral breaking up of the'vital forces. The deceased was a man of dignified presence, his face poetic, yet of marked individuality, betokening one who had the courage to give battle for his opin ions, who was loyal to his convictions and who was fitted to be a champion for the cause of political liberty. He passes .away mourned . and lamented, and though he had long' outlived his gener ation, his works do follow him. He leaves, three, children -Mrs. Mather and -Edmund Linton of this' city , andi Miss Ellen Linton, whose home is in Grass Valley, California, where she resides ; with Mrs. Mary Hallock Foote, the not ed writer. Mr. Linton was one of a family of several brothers and sisters. One of his brothers is still living in England. On his mother's side he was of English descent; on his father's side Scotch. He was a member of the Cen tury club and the. Grolier. club of New York and of the National Academy of Design. The funeral services will be held this afternoon at the Mather residence, 247 St. Ronan street. The interment will be in the little cemetery in Hamden, not far from the late home of the de ceased, and where he had often ex pressed the wish that his remains might lie. Appended below is a sketch of Mr. Linton's career, culled from a most ap preciative sketch published in 1891 in the. English Illustrated Magazine. William James Linton was born in London in 1812. Having natural artls- , tic proclivities, he was apprenticed in his sixteenth year to G. W, Bonner,' a nephew and pupil of Branston,1 and a good artist and one of the best engrav ers of the time. It is a fact worthy of record that the first year of his appren ticeship 1828 is coincident with that in which died Thomas Bewick, the restor er of the art of wood engraving in Eng land; the life work of the one began directly after that of the other had con cluded. On whom could the mantle of the great Novocastrian artist more fit tingly descend than upon the subject of the present monograph? ' Specimens of Mr. Linton's earliest work are to be found In Murtin & Wes tall's Pictorial Illustrations of the Bible (1833), to which publication, Jackson, Branston, Landells, Powis, T. Williams and other clever engravers contributed. Lunton at once evidenced his early abil ity "as a wood engraver; in fact, these woodcuts, for minuteness and artistic completeness, cannot be excelled. At the expiration of his apprenticeship in 1834 he worked with Powls and then during a year or more for Thompson; after that he was employed on such publications as the Heads of the People, Shakespeare and Cowper, and on land scape foregrounds. Indeed, his talent soon brought him many important com missions, among others that of engrav ing many of the illustrations for tha Book of British Ballads (1842), the drawings by his early friend W. B. Scott, Franklin, Kenny Meadows and other well known designers. In 1842 Mr. Linton became the partner of John Orrin Smith, another prominent en graver, of whom Horace Harral had been a pupil and, moreover, a pupil privileged to work daily beside Mr. Lin ton. In the same year that flourishing journal, the Illustrated London News, was started and it was only natural that the enterprising projectors should endeavor to secure the services of Mr. Linton and his partner, in which they succeeded. Mr. Linton contributed a long series of woodcuts to this paper. Mr. Linton's partner died in 1843, leav ing Mr. Linton in sole charge of the business. For years Mr. Linton's work continued to be a great feature of the News. Mr. Linton won, while with the (Continued on Seventh Page.)