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PART 11. FOUR PAGES. jONT WANT TUNNEL NOW. APPLICATION FOR EAST RIVEU FRANCHISE WITHDRAWN. .-T SEE IN THIS ANOTHER INDICATION "■HAT LONG ISLAND RAILROAD INTF.EESTS WILL OPERATE UNDERGEOrXD ROAD •n-hy should the I-ong Island Railroad tunnel .-(ier the East River, vi hen the city proposes to -«d such a tunnel with its own money? jsild suen a WILLIAM H. BALDWIN. -. lent Long Island Railroad and Long Island and New-York Tunnel Company. Additional evidence that Long Island Railroad Interests are likely to operate the tunnel railway in Manhattan wh.-r. it is .finished by John B. McDonald was furnished yesterday *her> president Baldwin withdrew from the Hunicipa' Assembly the Long Island and Newyork Tunnel Company's lons pending appltsjtfsn r« a franchise to construct a tunnel under the East River connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan. This application Is more than a year old, and th company, in anticipation of procuring the franchise, had even gone so far is to procure I i>i:= upon the work from various rontractors. In the mean time the contract for constructing and operatlnc for fifty years an mdergrotuid roa I in Manhattan had been let and had fallen into the hands of a construction company, wi:h a small number of stockholders, whose names, for no apparent reason, are kept secret. Four of its directors, ever/ are known to be Lone Island Railroad Jirectort=— H. Baldwin, August Bel•nont. Walter G. Oakman and George W. Young. N'c sooner is this contract csi^ned than the Rapid Transit Board appropriates .*,'».<kki to make preliminary surveys for an extension of the tunnel to South Brooklyn, and the Long Island Railread decides that it wants no tunnel of its own, and docs not even open the bids BUbmitted by the tractors. HO IT LOOKS TO AN OBSERVER. If that does not indicate that the Long Island Railroad interests intend to operate the tunnel railway for the life of McDonald's fifty year franchise, at least," said a keen observer of affairs yesterday, "then I am very much mistaken. Don't let yourself be fooled by the remarks thrown out from time to time by friends of August Belmont that the road is destined to fall into the hands of the Metropolitan Railway. August Belmont now controls its destiny 'for fifty years, and the construction company which he has organized Is well a'.ile to operate the road after it is T>uTit. There is more money for them In using it to build up Long Island's population and Long Island suburban property than for any one else, and, of course, it is better for them to have the city build a tunnel under the East River than to do it themselves. Besides, no one else could operate it so cheaply as themselves after it is built. Of oourse, they don't want a tunnel of their own now." President Baldwin is not quite so explicit. "Why have you withdrawn the application?" he was asked, and he replied: Our action in withdrawing the application is the result of the talk en the part of the Rapid Transit Commission advocating the building of a tunnel by that body. We have Stood ready for a year to buQd the tusjnej, ti.;« private capital cannot hold Its own against a public enterprise, and we have drawn out until the Rapid Transit Commission depides one wayor the -other.- It is certain that there Is net business "non^n for two tunnels. Our idea. if »•€> built the tunnel, was to strike a point In Brooklyn where all the trolley connections converge and as near the Bridge -as possible. The scheir.* of the Rapid Transit «'oinmi Is the ' same, but whether it was or not, there would not. be room for two tunnels. We did not want the public or the Municipal Assembly to think that we were playing double with them. If we had procure! franchise before the city decided to tunnel It would not have been held in abeyance a day. but work would have been pushed without losing time. But now why should we tunnel under the East River when the city proposes to hulld such a tunr.e! with rU own money? We will not even open the bids we received for our tunnel. ITS POSSIBLE EFFECT. This abandonment of the Long Island Railroad's tunnel scheme may hav<- a withering effect upon the hopes of property owners in Atlantic-aye. Eugene L. Blackford, president of the Atlantic Avenue Improvement Commission, who is also a director of th<» Long Island and New- York Tunnel Company, is quoted a«« saying: The company has arrived at a point where it believes such an enterprise would not be profitable. because the city pro] sea to build tunnels that Basil be owned by the city and which will be practiially free tunnels; that the Rapid Transit Comniasion of New-York State has stated it to be Its BoUcy that the proposed subway under Manhattan shall" be extended from the Battery under the East River to Brooklyn. In view of this fact the Long Island Railroad Company is not willing to risk the larse amount of capita! which will be required to fcuild ■ tunnel to Brooklyn or Flatbush-ave., and has arlthdrawn its application for a franchlee and practically abandoned the iiea of building a tunnel, It is to me the disappointment of my life. All the hard work and enegry expended by the Atlantic Avenue Improvement Commission goes for naught, ar.d Atlantic-aye. bids fair to remain In Its present deplorable condition for a good while yet. Counsel for the Rapid Transit Board are expected to report to-day their formal opinion on the question whether the Board's jurisdiction. extends to all boroughs of the city. As Mr. Boardman and Mr. Shepard have both been Quoted informally as being of the opinion that It does, there i? little doubt ap to what their report will be. DEXXETT mXFESSES JUDGMEXT. A!fr*<! \V. Dennett, we!! known as a former restaurant proprietor, confessed Judgment yesterday for J3.CC6 In favor of W. N Clark and W. T. Sabine as trustees under the will of Maria T. Babble. The plaintiffs obtained a Judgment agiinst him for deficiency on foreclosure of a mortgage on property hi East on June 10. 18f»0, for $4,.".20. "^* Judgment was afterward satisfied by Mr. Den■Jjt paying (L3QO cash and giving a note for $3,220. T""'ch note is now <lue and unpaid, and he confessed WSfaif-m for The amount now due on It with In- TfT *«t and costs DOIKR OF FRIENDLY RONS OF ST. PA TRICK The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick "^ give its 116 th annual dinner on the evening of M »rch 17 at Deimonico's. Justice James A. O'Gormaa *1I! preside. Among those expected to be Wwent are General Merrltt, Governor Roosevelt, •'UJHinug Van Wyck and Senator Depew. The so- : >' was founded by the Irish and Irish-American !W "re in Washington's Army. The first dinner -??- if.d g f(. v weeks Hft<-r the evacuation of New'• A Ity. aniJ General Washington was present. 2 ■*aer has been held every year since then. VICHY ISJJ^ALTHRJL! A Natural Mineral Water with medicinal qualities, For Indigestion and Stomach Disorder*. S -called VICHY IN SVPMONS, 'S not VICHY Het the Genuine VICHY ■celestTn^ Wctt) -5 $tk %Ltibvavti DEAN COMPANY CASE IX COURT. FIVE JURORS CHOSEN FOR THE TRIAL OF KELLOGG. The trial of James E. KellOßg, of tho old firm of the E. S. Dean Company, which went out of business eeveral years ago, was begun in Part I of the Court of General Sessions yesterday before Recorder Goff. It Is alleged that the company ran a bucket shop an.l lost the funds Intrusted to Its keeping. The company was Incorporated In New- Jersey, with Myron L. Bernard as president. Tha offices of the company were at No. S5 Broadway. Kellogg and Bernard and Samuel Kcllar wero Jointly indicted on charges of grand larceny and conspiracy. Alfred R. Qoslln, at present under indictment In connection with the Brooklyn Rapid Tranlst Company matter, may be a witness against Kellogg. He was Indicted with tha others, but turned State's evidence. He has been In Philadelphia. Ex-District Attorney W. M. K. Olcott. who has been appohlted by District Attorney Gardiner to take charge of the prosecution of the case because It came up In his term of office, will have Goalln testify against Kellogg. lf-Goslin is brought to this city under the Brooklyn Rapid Transit indictment. Vernon M. Davis Is KellOgg'a counsel. Forty-four talesmi n failed to appear, arid they were lined $100 each. The first tal< small to answer was Charles Krenich, a retired 1 oal dealer, of Xo. K> East Seventy-second-st. Mr. Davis asked him If he knew Alfred R. Goslln. Eugene I>. Packer. Warner T. Allen and Charles T Davis. Mr. Krenich said he <ii.l not. These four men have been indicted in connection with the Brooklyn Rapid Transit rase. Mr. Krenich was also asked if be knew Kellur. Bernard or Mrs E. S. Dean. He said he did not. He was accepted as the tirst juror. J. W. Mayer, a travelling salesman for a diamond house at No. 80S Fifih-ave. and living at the Hotel Majestic, was -he second Juror, ana Wllllnm H. Moe'ler, t painter and decorator, of No. 302 Am- Bterdnm-ave.. took the third place. Following him James Hsivemeyer. of No. GO West Thirty-sev»iith-st.. a cousin of the sugar refining family, was called. Ho wns excused, is he was approaching th.- age limit. Mr. Havemeyer said. too, that he formerly dealt considerably with Theodore W. Myers & Co.. and on the ground of his Intimate knowledge of stocks he was finally peremptorily challenged by Mr. Olcott. The other jurors selected yesterday are Emanuel M. Ickelheimer, manufacturer of buttons, of No. 157 Ka.«i F:f:y-sixth-st.. and D. G. Lemon. drygoods. of the Hotel Endlcott. The case was then adjourned for the day. , , ■ Vornon M Davis was asked If Kcllar hid made a conresslon. and said he would not talk of the rumor. Mr. Olcoti would say nothing about it. MAYOR ATTACKS KAVAL BATTALIOX. WOSTT VOTE FOB AN ARMORY, AND SATS ICES ARK TRYING TO ADVANCE THEMSELVES BOCIAIX.Y. There was a sharp discussion at the meeting of the Armory n ard yesterday over the proposition to pr ■'■'.- an armory for the 2J Naval Battalion, in Brooklyn A committee had been appointed at the last meetlne to look up the question of a si:- and report yesterday. The committee consulted the Dock Department, and decided to provide tern porary quarters for the battalion between Fortythird and Forty-fourth Btt . Brooklyn, on the waterfront. Captain Jacob W. Miller, in command of the Naval Militia, appeared and asked the Board to provide a permanent armory for the battalion. He said there was a bill in Albany for the nil! '.ire of the armory by the State if the city pay- the lan I. Brigadier-General McLeer moved a resolution that the Dock Department be requested to provide a site where permanent quarters could be built. The Mayor and CommiFsinners Kearr.y and Feltner voted against it. and Generals Butt and Mcl<eer for it. The trouble was precipitated by General Butt, who, having rea i the resolution prepared by Pr< -'■- dent Feltner. threw It npek across the table and said: 'That Is nut what we went." "I understand." said the Mayor. that this ortfunliutlon is made up of men who waut to get into society and who want 10-use -the orsratiixAtlon for that purpose. I want to say that they are no tter than anybody else. If they wan: to get thcmselve* and their families Into society they do It at th<; city* expense." "I nm sorry to hear the Mayor make that statement " said Captain Miller. -This battalion has grown wiihln the last few years. When the Spanish war broke out they volunteered. They were divided amoni? fourteen different ships ourin*; the war. They shovelled coal and performed bard work. In short, they did their full duty, and are entitled to consideration." "They fire not any better than anybody els.-, repeated the Mayor. "All the regiments which volunteered did their duty. They ar. not any better than the 89th whi'h has had to wnit for Its armory W<- will provide for you temporarily, and will build an armory when we have the money." The resolution providing for temporary quarters was adopted. DIAMONDS STOLES HY HIS FBIEND. Harvey Thompson, thirty-five years old. a salesman, living at the Clarendon Hotel. Fourth-aye. and Eighteenth-st.. was arraigned before Magistrate Meade in the West Hide Court yesterday mornlnp charged with stealing the $5,000 worth of diamonds ami Jewelry taken from the apartment of Dr. Ashton B Talbot. in the Pnbst Building, Forty- Becond-St. and Broadway, last Friday. He was a trusted friend of Dr Talbot. Jl>ey frequently dined together. Thompson w.-m known to be In poor rircumstanees, and h<- wan watched closely for four days Detectives Fitzgerald and Lyons learned that be was trying to dispose of a check for |«o. drawn by William Rarthman & <".•.. Jewellers, 'if No 174 Broadway. On Wednesday ni^ht they confronted him in nis room In the clarendon Hotel and accused him ..f having sold some of Dr. Talbot's property to the firt.n mentioned. Thompson, believing the detectives knew- more than they <lld. confessed that he had taken the Jewelry. A nmaii part he hajl sold to Barlhman & Co., a few pieces hn.l b"< n pawned and t te balance he bad Checlci 1 in the par.-: room of the Everett House. All was recovered. 11ODY SENT HY BIPBESB TO BELLKVUE. A small wooden box wrapped In brown paper and directed to Bellevue Hospital was received by Major Bamuel Russell, steward of the hospital, yesterday. The box was sent through the Century K\pross. n n one corner of It was marked, "Pigskin, NO. 2fi Rutgers-St.," and there was also S Pteneil mark "W. H. Walker, Plttsburg. Perm." Major Russell found Imbedded in cotton th>- body of a male child. If. senl the box and content! to the Morgue, an<i asked the police of the East rhlrtynfth-st. station ;.i Investigate th<- case. At the address given No. 2i'> Rutgers-st.. there are twentyfour famili'-:-. An Inquiry of every family brought out nothing concerning the box. TAMMANY COMMITTEEMAS FALLS DEAD. Edgar A. Cone, forty -nine years old. an Inspector of Public Works of the Borough of The Bronx, and a member of the XXXVth Assembly District Tammany Hall General committee, was found dead on th>- sidewalk in front of his horn". No Wfi East One-nundred-and-slxty-nlnth-st., at 3 O'clock yesterday morning. A slight abrasion wns found on his rißht temple. It !s believed that he rung the bei! and then fell from the steps after an attack of heart failure. BALE OF CITY BOXDS. Controller Coler yesterday Invited bids for 14,690,000 city bonds at 3 l per cent interest, payable in gold. The bids will be opened on March 22. Of the proceeds $1,0f<0.000 Is for the N>w East River Bridge, J7.7),«» for the Hall of Records, $490,000 for repaying Btreets and avenues, unotljrr t2.000/Ki<) for the same purpose, and $4dn,noo fors Brooklyn school house*. _ >k-'.iirrk -'. iir r . { (SARDIXER HEARIXO POSTPOXED AGAIX. H<-;,ririK on 'lie charges against District Attorney Oardlner was again postponed yesterday morn- Ing to to-day at 10:30 a, m.. Accordtng to Commissioner Ansley Wllcox. there will be no further postponements. There was a rumor around the St. Paul Building Just before ' the. postponement was announced that tho charges had*' collapsed mid that the three postponements already b.i.i were to serve as an Introduction to an official statement to that effect. Asked about this rumor, Arthur F. Cosby, Special Deputy Attorney-General, Bald there was nothing In It. •• ! "The most important part of the testimony, he said, "has yet to be presented. The stuff already brought In does not compare In weigm with what we have In reserve." <. COMSTOCFS PItISOXERS HELD. The prisoners arrested on Wednesday in the rai.i made by Anthony Com?toek -.lid th • njlke en the Alnotal Club, at Xo 301 West One-hundred-andtwenty-fourth-st..* arraigned In the Harlem Court ' yesterday before Magistrate Olmsted. All he iD-n were held for examination in SI.OX) bull, the Itatlon house bail admitted by Magistrate Mayo Wednesday night being continued. BROOKLYN NEWS- SAID XEfGHBORS CAUSED IT. POINTED REMARKS OF THE REV. J. SLATER OVER THE BODY OF A SUICIDE. People In Bah Beach are still talking of the remarkablo address made by tho Rev. J. Slat, r, pastor of the Cropsey Avenue Methodlßt Church, at the funeral of James Wakelee. who committed suicide on Monday at his home, in Nlneteenth-ave., near Cropsey-avs. There were many prominent residents of Bath Beach at the funeral, which was held on Wednesday night. According to one of them, who was seen yesterday, Mr. Slater said: If this poor, frail body of clay could r!se up and become flesh and blood, and the tongue of the dead could pneak, you would hear the voice saying and see the f.nfjr-r pointing to many of you who are here now as those responsible for his downfall and death. Two years aX" he was a God fearing and Christian man. Hail associations cause,; !ii. ; ruin. You are responsible for it. many of you who are now here as mourners. The clergyman added, it Is said, that many of the business men In Bat>i Beach had hounded the dead man when he was financially embarrassed, and that women of the community had obliged him to entertain them, although they knew that he was not financially able to do so. Seme of the mourners, Including members of Kedron Lodge, F. and A. M.. who were pr. sent. left' the room. They returned later to lake pan In the Masonic services Some of 'hem wished to demand a retraction from the minister, but the cooler heads prevailed, and no scene w.vs made. Conrad Stubenbord. Master of Kedron Lodge, eaio yesterday he ,11.1 not think the Rev. Mr. Slater was responsible for what he had paid. An effort was made to Bee Mr. Slater, but he could not be seen. PROFESSOR A. U. MYERS MlsslM! HK IS H.WH TO BE INSANE -POtJCE ASKED To LOOK FOR HIM. The police Of the Brooklyn Central Office last night were asked to look for Professor Arnold w. Myers, forty-two yearn old. of No. 27<i Green-sl . Brooklyn, who is aald to be insane. Professor Myers left Washington <>n Wednesday for this city. Hi has not been seen since. 'arrested .11 sT BEFORE WEDDING DAY. MA.V CHARGED WITH FORGING A WILL BAYS THERE W A CONSPIRACY AGAINST HIM. Rlverhead, Long Island, March Chauncey Glover, who was arrested on a charge of forging a will, on which he was Indicted, feels his position the mor<- keenly because to-morrow was the day set for his wedding. The bride-elect is said to be Mtss Annie Howell, a Wading River young woman. As soon as Glover reached Riverbead h« wrote a letter to Miss Howell. Glover Is thlrty-flve years old. He is a widower and has one child He la a well-to-do farmer, and la well known all over the east end of Long Island. He stoutly maintains that the will w:is drawn bj his father, ar..i he showed the officers who served the warrant the place whir- it was found 11" emphatically declares that he will have nn trouble In proving his Innocence and that he is a victim of ■- conspiracy MILLER o\ THE WITNESS STAND ON ADVICH OF ( OfNsp.r, HE DECLINED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS William F. Miller, the financial wizard of the Franklin Syndicate, was on the witness stand yea terday before Augustus J. Koehler. a referee in bankruptcy. On the idvli of counsel he refused to B-twwer questions, and Us examination threw no new light on the Inner workl of the syndicate Frederick B. House wus counsel for Miller Miller, when he waa asked wheri be lived said that his present address waa the Raymond Street Jail. Mr. Hodgakln, who represented the pt-tltlontn*{ creditor! Insisted that Miller raawer tSi questions. The refwe ruled, however, that Miller ne«d not answer any question which in Mill«r'« opinl • would tend to hurt his ense In the criminal proceed- Ingfl against htm. Counsel exc.-j.t.-,i to the rulings of tn«- referee and itn appeal will he made to Judge Thomas. c The examination wan adjourned for twi »■•!<.- BROOKLYN DELEGATION l\ WASHINGTON BOOSE COMMITTEE ON NAVAL AFFAIRS BEEMfI TO PAVOR PROPOSAL TO BtTILD BHIPfI IX NAVY V \IC> Washington, March 8 A delegation from Brooklyn was before the House Committee 00 Naval Affair? to- la;, to advocate having on< of the new naval vessels buUt In the Navy Yard at Brooklyn. The delegation Included a number of City ot!i-cials and Representatives Driggs and Clayton. The "Peakera urged that naval ship- could be bull : in Government yards al a lew Ugure than In private yards. The statement waa made that the Bbpwlng of the Navy Department in favor of private construction was due to the charging against a ship under construction in a Goven mem yard of much of the work of the yard having no connection with the ship. Members of th.-committee showed some difference of opinion on the proposal, bui the Brooklyn delegation was encouraged t.. believe that a majority would favor their request. No final action wa* taken. TO GROW FLOWERS RY ELECTRICITY. Anton Bchulthers, a member of the Quaena Borough .School Board, (.us a large pink growing establishment in Astoria He la having an outfit pul Into his greenhouse! by which, as he expresses it the plants will be fooled an. l will do double work! He has signed h contract with an electric companj for the Installation of a lighting outfit and very H'-on his [Wants will have jjght twenty-four hours a day. OYSTERVEX TO FORM \ IMox. Bayvllle. Long Island, March B. -About a hundred oystermen held a meeting In Firemen's Hall lasi evening to discuss a project to form .1 labor union \\i!i::.:ri <'..!ii,,s w.i - elected president and Will' iam AUmendinger secretary. An application for a charter will be forwarded to the National secretary of the American Federation of Labor al Washington. ROY RUN OVER BY TROLLEY CAR. While four-year-ni i Harry Botack, whose parents live at No. 105 Varet-st., Wllliamsburg, was crossing Graham-aye. last evening, he waa run down by a Graham-aye. trolley car going toward Qreenpoint. The front wheel passed over his right leg, crushing It bo that it had to !«■ amputated. « — SCHOOL FOR CENSUS ENUMERATORS. The Census Supervisor f..r Hudson County, N J.. win establish a school of Instruction for the enumerators under him to teach them what their duties will Ik- wh.-n they begin work in June. DORM AN CkTS THE PLUM. John J. Dorman, Of the Twenty-first Ward. h.T» be.-n seiect.-d as deputy clerk of the i "ourt of Special Session*, In place "f Charles F. Wols, who died recently. Th.' silary of the place, which is not subject to < 'lvll Service regulations, is $J,:.iki a year. KHAKI BECOMING FASHIONABLE. Fnm The London Mall. By the llm.- khaki was being employed to liin 1 books and make ■Uppers, cipar cases and tobacco pouches, It needed no very profound seer t<> prophesy Hint v would be the great novelty this year for every con 'elvable purpose for which 11 could !><• used. The manufacturers of khaki colored cloth are about as buss as they can l»-. and in the general drapery trade material is being made ui> for the summer Into dp-sses to serve ai do those of hoi land and pique, and, m>re particularly, Into rhlldren's garment*, both Indoor and outdoor. For a !><n * overalls khaki I;; a very suitable color, and there ts no doubt thai during the summer there will be many "little gentlemen In khaki going south" to tiu- seaside for the holidays In this connection "The Pallor and Cutter" Hays: "There is every reason to believe that khaki an I khaki colored clothing will be very much wijUi during the coming season The. popularity >>' this material for army clothing la so very marked thnt it is sure t«< And lis echo in civilian atUrr." \ i i<Hii\ Mai!" representative has made some Inquiries among West End tailors, and is able •■> state that, while it Is too early t<> predict what will be the fashionable .-..10r In gentlemen's clothing • iiirit'K the coming reason, tin re will undoubted! be "a run on" khaki colored materials tor women* wear. Cyclists of hoth sexrs stnd a pteat many cricketers will «how their up-to-d.itfiirt-s b\ adopting the prevailing color; while the grct favor In whli h women of Englan 1 h.>).l our fighting men is shown b.v the fact ihat an adapted Imperial Yeomanry hat will adorn the heada of many of the lair st-x this year. M ALONE ESTATE IX COI'RT. CHI'RCH AND HEIRS CLAIM $1,010 SI DEPOSITED IN A BANK BY THE PRIEST. A three sided litigation over part of the estate of Father Sylvester Malone. who was pastor of SS. Peter and Paul's, came up before Justice Jenks in the Supreme Court yesterday. Father Malone had on deposit $1,610 81 in his own name In the First National Bank of Brooklyn at the time of his death. Ira Leo Bambergw snld that the hank wanted to deposit the money In court, and allow the legatees of K?i»her Malone to have It out with the church authorities as to who was the rightful owner of the money. Herbert T. Ketcham. representing Bishop Mc- Donnell, said the rule of the Church was that priests must take charge of the property and nu.n.'y of the Church in trust, and that they must keep an inventory of all the property belonging to them in Uvtdually. If there was no such Inventory of personal property, as In the case of Father Malone, the inference was plain that the property In their possession belonged to the church. He therefore contended that the money on deposit in the bank had belonged to the church and not to Father Malone, Mr. Malone, the counsel for 'he administrator, said he did not believe that tab was good law. Mr. Ketcham, in reply, held up a Latin book and then proceeded to read from it. A good deal «>f time was taken up In explanation of the word "bona." Mr. Malone maintained that It meant only property which was real T>r movable. Mr. Ketcham held that "bona" meant anything in the way of property. Including money. Mr. Malone asserted that as the bank had treated Father Malone as a deposttor it should not be allowed to lnterplead. but Should turn the money over to the administrator. Justice !• :iUs told the counsel to hand up their briefs, and that he wo::ld reserve decision. DEATHS OX LONG ISLAND. GEOROK WASHINGTON WHITE. The funeral of George Washington White, one of the old members of the Marine Engineers' Beneyolenl Association, of fJew-Tork, was held last night at his home. No. 913 Madlson-st., where he died on Tuesday from gastritis. Mr. White was born seventy-one years ago at Shark River. N. J. John P. White, his father, was then the owner. It is said, Of the property now known as Ocean Grove Mr. White was a marine engineer by profession. He was first employed on the Harlem hoars forty-two years ago. Since then he had been on the old Dominion Line and the Nicaragua and Qreytown Line and in the Smith American trade, and recently with the Willlamsbtirc; Ferry Company '>n one of the cruises Of the Ariadne, bound for South America in the sixties, he was shipwrecked. For a week ho was afloat In an open boat. A widow nnd one .1-mghter survive him. JOHN I>E MOTT. John Pc Mott. a well to do butl.ier. died yesterday at his home, No. 27<i Bcbermerhorn-st., after an Illness of two weeks, starting with an attack of the grip. He was In hlg eighty-seventh year. One son ;:!..! ,1 daughter survive. The funeral will be held to-morrow. I>R AARON E. PECK. Or. Aaron X Peck, who had practised medicine in Brooklyn for forty years, died suddenly yesterday at his home, No .T'vi Htate-st. He was born in New- York sixty-five years at,-o A brother. William Peck, a retired business man. and two granddaughters htirvlve him THEODORE HOWARD. The funeral Of Theodore Howard was held yesf>-r:ny ».ft<Mi nat tils home. No. 12T> LtvtngSton- Bt., when be had lived for fifty years, Mr. Howard was bora seventy years ago on a farm In a cabin whi'h ft 1 on the present site of the Municipal Building. Mr Howard came from an old Long Island family. His grandfather wns Major Howard, who ke;,t the tavern In N.-w Lots which figures In th.- battle of Long Island. Mr Howard was a carpenter by trade, n:>! had a shop in I.ivingstonst a -ister and i»-i brothers Burvtve him. A CRUSADE AOAIXBT BALOOX6 irUCTUHM TO HE HKI.D IH TWESTT BIX . mif'iirs nkxt srycPAY. fh»- American Anti-Saloon League will start a • ■ next Sunday against the saloons of this borough Tw.-nty-six meetings will be held in as many churches. The ll><\ John J.ew!s Clark, who sent out the announcement of the meetings, y»-sterdny said that Vet of the laagllll was the suppression of the saloon The irganizat:.'!! Is "Interdenominational and omntpartlsan." The Rev. !>r Howard H. Russell. National super- Intendent of the league, will sp.-Hk at the morning me ting in the Bedford Avenue Presbyteilan Church nnd the Rev. l>r J y. A Henry, the State superintendent, will speak in the First Baptist Church, s.-rvio-s will be held In a s.-ore of other churches. WILL OF WIT.I.IAM H\ WICKEX. MANY CHARITABIJC ItIXJITPTS THE RFST OF AN BBTATC VAI.I'K!' AT $vio.O<io GORS To REUITTVBfI The will of William W. Wlckss was filed for probate yesterday by bis nephew, Edward Vun Wyck Kossiter, who Is the executor. The estate Is valued ■ I 1,000 In realty and $000,000 In personal property. Clinton L. Rosalter, the president >>f the Brooklyn Rapid Transll Company, who is h relative of Mr. wiekes, Us an alternative executor. TO the adopted daughter of the testator. Annie w Stephens, is given all the silverware, furniture, horses and carriages, and Jlo.Oto in cash; to his slst.r, Mary W. Rosstter, $10.0u0; to his brother. John Ko-.slt.T. HO.000; to the children of his brother U.-nry. 110.000; to the children of his brother Stephen, 110.000; to the children of his brother Van Wy U. tlO.OOi), and t<. the son of hts nephew, W, W, Rosslter, Jr . his gold watch. He leaves to the Presbyterian church as follows: For home missions. $10, •»»•: foreign mlwsions, Jl<>.-000 and Board of Education, $10.<W>. other be.(\i'-st« \i'-st« ( are 16,000 to the H.'.ir.i of Relief f»r Disabled Minister* 15.000 to the Board of Aid f.>r Colleges and Academies of the Presbyterian Church, VL6M to tl).' Missions for Free.lm.-n. &SOO to the American Sunday School [Tnlon of Philadelphia and $5,000 to the Brooklyn Home for Aged Men. Thero .',,. several other charitable bequests. Three thousand dollars is left to the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church In trust for the care of his pew. which is to be used by persons selected by the trustees of the church. The residuary estate Is divided among the relatives already mentioned. FISTICI FFs BETWEEH BROKERS. In the Btttler-St police court yesterday morning Derby Crandell. .1 Wall Street broker, was accused of assault by F.rnest Tietzen. another broker. The two men got into a dispute at the Wells House. No 2XS Cllnton-Bt., on Wednesday night. Crandell, It Is alleged, knocked Tletzen down. A quarrel which began over .1 bet was renewed al the supper table Tletsen declares thai Crandell punched him on the jiv\ and the ear. In court yesterday Crandell declared that Ttetsen struck the first blow, ami as the latter refuse.! to Milip.ena two women who, he said, would beat out his side of the case, Magistrate Bristow dismissed the complaint. HICCOUGHS FOR \'l\E DAYS. Samuel Kugelmait, bother of "Solly" Kugelman. proprietor of the Court Square Hotel, Long Island City, for the last nine days has been suffering trom a violent attack of hiccoughs. Finally a specialist was sent for and his treatment has proved successful. WORK o\ THE BATE CITY RESCUED. Bast Moriches, Long Island. March |L— Work was resumed On the wreck of the steamer Gate City today. The vessel Is fllled with sand, and although the Band pump-! ar>- kept going constantly the work* of removing the r< malntng cargo moves slowly Seven hundred bales of cotton besides some other freight, yet remains In the vessel. HOUSE REGISTRATION^ OF LETTERS. Postmaster Repnorgn of Long island City will put the bouse registration of letters system iii operation there next Thursday. SAVED FROM VICIOUS DOCS. M lttnuck. Long Island. Hatch ft -Joseph Lawton's son. eight years old. was attacked by two dogs in West Mattituck. this morning. Saimiel Coles, a travelling agent, went to his rescue armed with a whip. After a tierce tight, he drove the dogs off. The boy was badly bitten about both iegs, and there was also a tear of the acalp. NEW-JERSEY NEWS- Assemhlymar Klein, of Es^ex. has a hill In the Legislature for the u«e of an automatic haUot box at elections in New-Jersey. The next thing in order ia a machine to discourage colonizing: and repeating The announcement that Congressman William D. Daly has withdrawn out of the race for the Vice-Presidency in favor of Congressman William Sulzer, of New-York." suggests the belief that the distance between the sublime and the ridiculous has been reduced. If current report Is reliable, the Rev. Dr. J. Ward Gamble, of Vineland. Is one of the most considerate and obliging pastors of whom there Is any recent account. It is said that after ho had for snm 3 time discoursed in favor of the British in the African war he has, in recognition of numerous protests by members of his congregation who sympathize with the Boors, announced that he will preach a series of sermons on their side of the question. "The Newark Sunday Call" is authority for the statement that "a man of force who would have both a knowledge of public afTalrs and the courage of his opinions" would probably be preferred to Mayor Seymour, who Is almost certain to be the next Democratic candidate for Mayor of Newark. There should be at Wast one available man of the kind named In Newark. But is a man of the qualifications mentioned really wanted? The report that the Camden Democrats are so demoralized that they are doing nothing to prevent the Republicans from having a walkover at the ensuing spring election suggests the thought that it may be a good idea to watch those Democrats about this time. Of course, the Republicans have a large majority there, but the Democrats) have shown more than once that they are capable of raising seven or eight kinds of trouble over night In that city, and every now and then they have managed to work a few of their men Into office. Watch 'em. William R. Oourley, of Paterson, is in danger of having greatness thrust upon htm. A Passaic County newspaper now speaks of him at a respectful distance as plain ■Bill." in an announcement that he is going to deliver a lecture "on the glories of our time in the near future," and then says, satirically, of course, that "one 'if the glories he will not say a word about Is holding six Democratic primaries for the accommodation of the few Democrats In ihe Third Ward, and compelling thousands of Democrats in the Eighth Ward to vot*» at one solitary primary, nr not at all." An anxious public would like to know, in the absence of direct allegation, what Mr. Oourley had to do with the primary episode alluded to. and what It has to do with the "glories of our time in the near future," anyway. It belongs to the dead past. and so far as recent politics is concerned, It is not probable that Mr. Gourley is so deeply Interest-d in It as not to have forgotten It. The persistency of the rumor that Congressman HoweM mny not be a candidate for another term suggests that it may have s«>me support In Mile Run Brook or Piscataway. A numerously circulated invitation has been Issued asking the recipients to meet the next Governor of New- Jersey at a dinner to be given by the Minknkwa Club, of Jersey City. Among those who have received invitations are Franklin Murphy, chairman of the Republican State Commftt*«; Senator Pitney. ex-Speak»»r David O. Watkins, and Senator Johnson, of Bergen County, all of whom are supposed to h«» candidates for Governor. And y*t then* are others, and it Is possible that a half dozen or so may have been forgotten. A memorial to the late Garr»t A. Hohart. handsomely bound and engrossed and signed by the trustees of Rutgers College, will shortly be presented to Mrs. Hobart by Dr. Soott, th© president of the college. Mr. Hobart was a graduate of Rutgers. DEATH OF HEXRY I. RYDER. Plainfield. March S (Special). — Henry V. Rv.ler. twenty-five years old. died at his home In East Front-st.. this afternoon, of pneumonln. He was employed by the Atlantic Trust Company, of New- York. Mr. Ryder was graduated from Y.ile last June. He was a member of the 'varsity hockey team while at college, and was prominent here In tennis ami golf ami as a member of the Hillside Club. He lived with hts mother. Mrs Charles E. Ryder. Dr. George Ryder, of St. Vincents Hospital, New- York. Is his brother. BILLS SIGNED RY THE OOYEMXOM. Trenton. March S (>.— Governor Voorhee* has signed the following bills: Reorganising th»- Hudson County Board of Freehotders; tlxintc the salary of the Judge of the Monmouth County Common Pleas Court at $5.n» a y»-ar; enabling Newark and Essex County jointly to erect public buildings; providing a tin- of 150 for every offence where a coal dealer gtvaa short weight; increasing the salary of the Bergen County Prosecutor to $2."< X' v year; providing for new ward lines In New-Brunswtckj allowing the Her«e:i County Board of Freeholders to borrow money in anticipation of taxes. PLAINFIELD WITHOIT A JAIL. Plainfield. March S (Special).— An overheated stove In the corridor of the city Jail and courtroom. In Park-nve.. to-day caused a fire, which gutted the building before the Fire Department arrived. No prisoners were In the cells. The bulldtng took tire three months ago in the same way It was condemned by the Board of Health as unfit for use two years ago. The tire to-. lay left the city without n place where prisoners could be locked up. AUTOMOBILE PLANT FOR PATEMSON. Paterson. March S (Special). —It is practically assured that v New-York automobile manufacturing company will build a plant In this city on the site of the Oldhiim mill. In Flfth-ave. The company is capitalized at $I.3o»i.iToi!. It has patents on a gasolene motor which works on the principle of successive explosions. The plant will employ two hundred and fifty hands. Th.' automobile company has offered to Join interests with the I'nlon Transit Company, which recently received a franchise to run a line of automobiles through the principal streets of this city. JUDGE CMOUBM TAKES OFFICE. Twills. Crouse, who was appointed to fill the vacancy caused hy the resignation of Joseph IX Bedle as Judge of the Ist District Court. Jersey City, received his .ommisslon yesterday. Immediately qualified and pre«lded at the session of the court. Judgre Cro'ise neappolnted James N. Rraden clerk an<l Frank Meyer nnd John H. Masker court officers. JERSEY MEX l\ It RE FOOD CONGMESS, Washington. March 8 (Special). — At the Pure Food Congress. In session In this city, T. N. Barrett, of New-Jersey, has been chosen m the Commit tee on Resolutions and S B. Ketcham on the • "ommltte" on Nomination of officers. Franklin Dye. who Is also Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture. Is recording seoretarv L M Fralley. of Camden, is on the Executive Committee. MORE TIME FOR HUDSOX RIVER BRIDGE. Wa hington. March S (Special).— Senator Sewell to-day called ui> and the Senate passed without amendment his bill to extend the time for the construction of the bridge across the Hudson River from New-.lersey to New-York. « LABOR ORGAXIZATIOXS AT ODDS. Eleven enrvers and helpers nnd twenty-five painters employed on the Free Public Library Building In Jersey City quit work yesterday by the direction of ii representative of the Htiil.llng Trades Council. The strike is due to tho contest for supremacy "between two rival labor organizations. FIXED FOR S ELLIS G OLEOMARGARIXE. Kltzibeth. Ha*sk 8 (Special).— Noble Beatty. a grocer of this city, was to-day fined $100 in the Elizabeth District Court for selling oleomargarine for butter. FRIDAY, MARCH 9, i 9 oo. IX DEFENCE OF PROF. SHUUWAY, HIS ALLEGED COMPLICITY IN CIRCULAR AXD PETITION OF RUTGERS AI.IMNI DEXIED. To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir: In justice to Professor Shurr.way I requeai that the follo.vine statements be given the aamt publicity as has been given the authorized statement of the action of the Board of Trustees of Rutgers College, with reference to Professor Shumw.iys resignation: ■ First— The statements contained in the circular letter sent out to the alumni are believed to be correct. A full and impartial Investigation by the Board of Trustees is invited as to this, especially on the point whether at th.* time of th< date of the circular (February 24. 19"*>. any adequate opportunity had been afforded Professor Shumway of appearing before the Committee on Instruction and Discipline, anil whether the committee on or before that date, were not already prepared to make their report. Second— first draft of this circular letter was prepared without consultation with Professor Shumway. and without his knowlnitre or consent. Several copies were- circulate.! in typewritten form before he became cognizant of it, and ne was then, requested to read the same ami make such alteratlons as were necessary in order to conform to the facts Some slight changes were made in tha second paragraph before th - circular was printed. The ommittee on Instruction and Discipline were. informed of these In detail by a letter mailed to each member of the committee on the morning of .March .->, the day before the Trustee meeting, and the committee were requested to incorporate- thl3 letter In their report Professor Shumways opinion, was not asked as to the advisability of sending toe circular to the alumni. Except as stated above, no action was taken by him in the preparation or circulation of the circular letter. Third— Professor Shumway did not in any way n, , in v. tn< * preparation of the petitions sent out with the circular. About five hundred ■ copies c! eacn petition had been put Jn circulation before his attention was called to them. Fourth— The petition presented to the Board of Trustees at their March meetlnar was signed by 151 alumni, from the class of '¥j to the class of 99. Several others have since been received from the more distant alumni, too late to be presented with the others. Five alumni have written letters disapproving the course a-iopted in sending out the circular. This letter has also been written without consultation with Professor Shumway or with Dr. s< \ otf - _ „ GEORGE S. HOBAJCI Jersey City. March 7. ISOO. • m primary ELECTIOX AT RUTHERFORD. Rutherford. March 8 (Special).— At the Republican primary in the armory to-night tre following ticket for the sprins election next TOSSS)«J was Vt'-'I?. ate l - Councllmen— tY,.nk A Stetlman and utlliam J. Clark: Collector Hubert A Brunner- C. mrr>slon.r of Appeal, Alb, rt A. Jackson: J i--' tice ul the Peace, William il. M.ickuv. XATIO\\L i;r\R/> RFORh \\!7 \TfO\\ Trenton. March 3 "Special) — The hill prepared by> the Commission to revise and cr.Hfy the laws relative to the National Guard of New-Jersey is modelled after the United States Army law and regulations, and th-^ militia will hereafter be made as near like the Regular Army as i.« possible. The regimental paymaster, regimental judge advocate, three assistant .juarterm »ster-seneraas and two assistant inspector-generals ar-- to he dispensed with. No officers, howeve. . ar» to he legislated out of office. Thf- Governor of the State ia made Commander In CMef. without restricted powers, and he will have six ides-de-camp. The Assembly Military- Committee favors th« blh TTOI/.4V KILLED RY TROLLEY C\.R. A woman about twenty-five year* *M sjbjb. *■■ over and Instantly killed by a trolley car on thai Hudson Height? Road. n°ar Xiles-ave.. West N'-w- York. last night. A passbook on the Bank for Savings. Fourth-aye.. New- York. 1 .-»ring the nama of Bertha Ingold. was found in her pocBJSt. Tho body was taken to Armstrong s undertaking e?;aolishrr.ent. I'nion Hill. ROBERT DAVIS GIVES SOME OPIMOXS. In a conversation with a Tribune reporter yesterday, Robert Davis, the leader of the Democratic party In Hudson County. X. J.. said that Anthony Hauck and John Nolan. Street and Water Commissioners, whose terms wl'l expire next month, ha»l been excellent officials, and would be renominated without opposition. Referring to what Is known. a« Senator MoPermotfs bill. No. 93. Mr. Davis said, that It was not Democratic, and he. doubted if It was Mr. McDermotfs bill; that It practically rf>duos the Strr*>r and Water Board to a nonentity In certain r.spects and gives autocratlc power to the Mayor, in that it requires the approval of the Mayor and the Board of Flnanc* of any motion, resolution or order concerning the control, operation, construction, repair, maintenance or management of the public water* or the public water supply or the distribution thereof. In the language of Mr. Davis, "the bill Is a bad one." CHAXGE IX RARITAX TROLLEY COMPAXY. New-Brunswick. March S (Special).— Additional articles of Incorporation of the Rarltan Trolley Company, which is capitalized at $1.000/»X>. were filed to-<lay In the Middlesex County Clerk' 3 office. Papers flleil two weeks ago set forth that James C. McCoy was the largest stockholder. In the papers fH°d to-day the nam» of Adolph Lewisohn. of New-York, is substituted for that of Mr. McCoy and the lafter Is made the agent of lIM company, with an office In Elm-st.. -Perth Amboy. T> company Intends to butlil a trolley line through Raritan and Woodbrlrlge townships, connecting Perth Amboy and Metuchen. » PRIXCETOX TRUSTEES MEET. Princeton. March The third quarterly meeting: of the Board of University Trustees was held hero to-day. The Board made the following appointments: Professor Arnold G. Cameron. 'S4. to be Woodhull professor of French in trie SjCSjdeSBBC department; Professor George Harper. S4. to the chair of Holmes professor of belles lettres and English language and literature; Professor John G. Hibbens. to be Stuart professor of logic: William Armstrong, jr.. '94. to be T H. P. Sailor Biblical Instructor; IV Witt C. Blair, of Belvidere. N. J.. to b» a trustee to till the place of his father, the late John I. Blair. The Board examined and approved the Paris exhibits. COLORED MAX I<lF.< WHII.F PRAYIXG. Passale, March S.— William Burge, a colored man, thirty years old, was found dead ksssia his bed at S o'clock this morning. He was kneeling in an attitude of prayer and his hands were clasped. H,« had evidently knelt for his morning devotions, and while praying had been stricken wtth. heart disease. OLD COPPER MI\F MAY BE WORKED. Montclalr. March — Israel L. Dodd. or East Orange, and William A. Freeman, of Bloorafleld, who are trying to organize a company to operatS) the old copper mine near Dodd-st. and Brighton,-ave.. East Orange, say that an assay or the ora> showed from 6 per cent to 7 per cent of copper. The mine has not been worked since 1730. ALLEGED MURDERER KILLS HIMSELF. Freehold. March I (Special).— King, who was charged with the murder of William White., of Long Branch, killed himself by cutting his throat from ear to ear with a razor, hear Allaire. whil» ac was being pursued by a posse armed with guns) and axes. tXBASM WOMAX U>F\TlFlt:n. The woman who became violently ins.sne >n tha Chicago express on the Uckawanna Rnilroad OB Wednesday night, and who was taken :o St. Mary's Hospital. Hoboken. on the arrival of the tr i -1 !n that otty. is Gusta Sohaefer. thirty-tive years on. a resident of Chicago. St- •-> was on !:■ bM with the intention of sailing for Germany on a North German Lloyd stenmship. The woman seeaaa to suffer from a deluston that 1 friend has done her a great wrong. Hoi AXD BARKS DESTROYED BY FIRE. Platnfleld. March 8 (Special).— The country home of Manning Hanville. a Xew-York optician, near I'nion Village. Somerset County, was destroyed bjr lire early to-day. The barns and outbuildings of John Taj-lor, which adjoined, were also burned. It Is supposed that the house was set on fire bjr tramps. The loss is estimated at $15,000. MAD DOG BITES TWO CHILDREX. Montclalr. March I (Special).— A mad dog to-day bit two children an<l fifteen dogs in this town. ThA dog was of the collie species. The children bitten are Rose Glaser. nve years old, and Willie Hugh««. a small boy. SUBSCRIPTIOXS FOR A XEW CHURCH. iMontclalr. March 8 (Special).— Subscriptions amounting to almost $16,000 hav<» been pledged for the building of a new Methodist church in thla place. The trustees of the church have obtahMS an option on a plot of ground in Park-st. AMATEUR PLAY FOR CHARITY'S SAKE. Plalnfleld. March 8 (Special).— The comedy "A Night OR" will be presented by amateur performers In Plalnfleld. immediately after Lent, for th» benefit of some, charity. The play will b* under the management of ex-Mayor Saundera.

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