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THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE. NEW YORK, MONDAY. DECEMBER 9, 1901 Rheumatism Is rack on which you need not suffer! Ion : Itdopond on an acid condition of the j blooel, which affects i lie mtKcles ami ! jo - nls. i - a'n,os inflammation and pain, and ' results from defect ivn digestion ;hj1 a : torpid anion of tho liver, kidneys and ' skill". Sciatica, hinilmgo and stiff nook are forms of it. "Hood's Sarsaparilla cured me of rheuma - : tlsm, I could not lift anything anil my knees were so stiff 1 could hardly Ret up or. down stair's." Mrs. H.'.ttik TrRXEji, Bolivar, Mo. Hood's Sarsaparilla ' Neutralizes tlio acidity of the blood, por - 1'oi - ts digest inn and excretion, ami radi - ' (ally and permanently cures rheumatism. BL66KADEBS GOING AT II WHOLESALE. They Cail on Coler fcr information That Will Lead to Sweeping Injunctions. GROUT IS AT THEIR BACK, i ; ! The City Club Proposes to Stop a Lot I of Contracts That Do Not Look Right. Much trouble is in Gtore for heads of city departments who are seeking to make new - contracts to bind the city after they go out of offic?. .Many such contracts are pending and attempts to execute them will be vigorously fought, by the City Club with the sanction of Controiler - elect Edward M. Grout and Borough President - elect Jacob A. Cantor of Manhattan. Ever since election there has been a rush to advertise tnd let new contracts to be performed next year. Almost all that have been advertised, but for which the contracts have not yet been executed, are under suspicion and are now being closely scrutinized preliminary to the institution of injunction proceedings that will almost certainly tie them up until after January 1. The unusual activity of the outgoing commissioners in tho matter of letting contracts attracted the attention of the City Club council, and Mr. Grout's exposure ot the asphalt trust brought sharply to the public mind the fact that there were serious Irregularities in some of the specifications aubmitted for the guidance of prospective bidders. The result was the appointment a few days ago by the council of the City - Club of a special committee to investigate. This action, communicated to Mr. Grout, met with his approval, and the committee is now actively at work. Already sufficient has been discovered to show that tho club will have to go carefully over all specifications of pending contracts and will have to resort to the courts for many injunctions based upon taxpayers' suits. Since November 21 bids have been called for by city departments for nearly one hundred contracts for city printing, flagging, grading and paving of streets, the construction of sewers and school houses, and tho furnishing of supplies for various institutions maintained at the public expense. lhese bids en Ilea icr have filled pages of j tho City Record every day for weeks. Many of them are of general interest to tax pay ers throughout the city, others are of local application, but all mean the expenditure of much city money. The enormous sum of 51,567,425 is called for as security alone for those contracts. This represents only about 30 to 40 per cent, of the value ot the contracts themselves. The City Club's committee of investigation .called on Controller Coler to - day and had a conference with him. James W. Pryor headed the committee and presumably asked Mr. Coler's help in the matter of securing copies of the specifications which are to he examined for faults. These specifications are somewhat difficult to secure from the heads of departments for microscopic examination, such as is proposed. The com - mlssloners dislike such spying out processes t and are suspicious of well dressed men not contractors' representatives who seek them, t Among the proposed contracts under scru - : tiny are four for printing, for which bids have ! been called for by the Board of City Record j as follows: I security t I'cq"'I'!l; I Work, lithographic work jlank books. similar contract Stationery, pic Printing City Record for one year. 10.000 ! .WO ! .00 i In the Department of Charities there are contracts pending for the erection of a pavilion at the Kings County Hospital, security $15,000; repairs to the Kings County Almshouse. security S3, 000; groceries, provisions and coal, security 50 per cent, of, contract price. Contracts under suspicion in the Department of Corrections, for which bids have been called, are: Security Subject of contract. required. Provisions, Klmrs 'Y.unty renil.ntlaiy. Groceries, proviMun?. Meats Coal, 2. 16'J lop.. Klnc Meat? for suvy. Fish for KIntr. - ('ount Milk Dry froodfi. hardware. Gas for Kinps fount'. flour. etc - . . soc;. I. OiVI II. iillt) ;. i.'icn soo I'.Ti'i.l 'aunty Penitent! r'Mlitpnt ia rv f - tr ltlat - y In the Department of Education ponding contracts involve repairs to the old Thirteenth Regiment. Armory; erection of a new school. No. 139, Brooklyn, security S50.000; school supplies for Brooklyn and all the other boroughs; sanitary work on School No. 92 jn this borough and electric light wiring for schools Nos. 45 and 132. Brooklyn: also repairs and alterations to School No. 77, Brooklyn. highway contracts re - late to Brooklyn, but there is one in the ! Bronx of unusual interest on account, of its size. That is the regulating and grading of thei. grand boulevard and concourse,, a contract that will amount alone to about SI, 000, - 000. The security required is only $250,000. Bids for this will be opened next Friday. In the matter of sewers there is a contract for a sower in Narrows avenue. South Brooklyn, for which bid; will be opened Wednesday. The investigators have the entire list of proposed contracts before them. They do not propose to object to the letting of any con - ; tracts where the specifications are found proper and fair, but their work to date has J led to the belief that about all the spocifica - ' tlons are so faulty as to warrant injunc - , tlocs. They have found in some of those for sup - 1 plies that there is a vagueness that makes fair competition impossible. For example. , i one bids are called fcr for thousands of ; pounds of Rio coffee, without any specifica - i fion as to the grade required. There aro j many grades and the result is that only the j contractor on the inside knows wha;. grade will be accepted. Outsiders have to guess and are thus put. at unfair disadvantage. In i other instances, it has been found that bids for canned goods tail to specify at all the . sizes of the cans. , Temporary injunctions can bo had upon a prima facie showing that the contracts are not to tho city's interest and they will, in many cases, serve to prevent the making of ; contracts in the short time left ihe present officials. ROUGH RIDER KILLED. Laramie. Wyo.. December 9 Herbert Wallace, who served as trumpeter in Lorrey's Rough Riders during the Spanish - American Avar, was instantly killed Saturday by the premature r - xpioclon of a shot in the Copper King mine at Tie Siding. ! i ,RniId AVorU at Rrioiiii1ile Price. I Ble Job Printing Department. J FAVOR NEW BRIDGES. Business Men on Gowanus Canal Write 1 to Shea. Bridge Commissioner Shea to - day received more letters from business men doing busi ness along Gowanus Canal, who favor tho plan to construct improved bridges at various I crossings there. Among tberu was one from tho Albro .1. Newton Company of 52S Union j street surrgestin;. among other things: "We have noted there seems to be some op - position io the proposed now bridges over! the Gowanus Canal, and we desire to assure! you that this improvement, meets with our : hearty approval. Building materials are brought here in larger vessels than formerly. 1 so that it is sometimes difficult to charter j vessels for the Gowanus Canal because the draws are not of sufficient width." i John Morton's Sons & Co. wrote: i "We are the uwuei - s of i w o hundred feet of dock front along ibe (iov.auus Canal in Brooklyn, and naturally are much intercsto:! in all matters concerning this canal cr of the bridges over ir which affect our business interests. Therefore, having had experience, j we write to call your attention to the urgent need of the improvement and the reconstruction of three bridges, at. least, which now; span this canal." : o - HOUSE WILL KEEP THE BOY. Considerable Mystery as to the Antecedents of a Flatbush Youth. There's a bright faced little 4 year old boy. who says his name is AVillard Wesley and that his father's first name is Frank. who is living with Mr. and Mrs. William G. House at 196 Martense avenue, cut in Flat - bush, about, whom there is considerable mystery. Mr. and Mrs. House have been married barely three'mouths and claim that they know nothing of the boy's antecedents or where he came from, in fact they told the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children that as the boy was no relation to them they desired him placed in a home. Tho society started a pretty rigid investigation, which, apparently, showed that House, who is a mail carrier in the Flat - bush district, wasn't telling them all he knew about the case. While the matter was pending in the Grant street police court this morning they decided to withdraw their application to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and continue to take care of the young fellow. Mrs. House was a trained nurse when her husband met her and after a brief courtship they were married. Her given name i3 Louise, but her maiden surname does not appear. Four years ago she was living with her father in Manhattan, when he decided to marry Mrs. Ellen Johnson. Then Louise left home. She told Agent Coschina for the society that her father died about four months ago. Six weeks ago, soon after the Houses became settled in their little Martense avenue home, Mrs. Johnson walked in with th; little boy, announced that she had come to stay and then suddenly disappeared, leaving the little fellow wiih the newly married couple. House told Robert J. Wilkins, the superintendent of the society, that he believed Mrs. Johnson had returned to her home in Worcester, Mass.. and that the little boy's home was in that, place. This complaint of House was made on November 19. Mr. Wilkins immediately put himself in correspondence with William J. E. Stone, chief of police of Worcester, who wrote back under date of No - ember 22 that he could find no person by the name of Ellen Johnson In the city. Chief Stone, volunteered the information, however, that he had received a letter from House, asking him to find the whereabout, of one David Rcid. Thereupon Mr. Wilkin had another talk with House, in which tho mail carrier said that Ret'd was a drummer for a New York house and that he (House) wanted him located, as he wished to borrow some money from him. This information was conveyed to Chief Stone, who replied on j borne out by any facts that he had come j across. He said that he had learned from a Mr. uraves a groceryman on ui sukcl in Worcester, who was Reid's' father - in - law by his first wife, that Rcid was the foreman of an iron foundry in Biddeford. Me. House and his wife were sent to the Grant street police court that they might have the boy apprehended and dealt with according to law, as being a person with no home, no parents and no means of support. The;, were in court this morning and House, when seen by a reporter, said: "I don't know anything at. all about the boy. I have seen my wife's mother only once and that was when she brought: the boy to the house. I don't know where she is oi; where she wont or whose child the boy is I'm under enough expense without, keeping the boy and 1 want the society to find a home for him." Agent Coschina. to protect the soriety, had two strong affidavits prepared, which ho wanted Mr. end Mrs. House to sign. In them they were to swear thai they knew nothing at all about the bov. his parents or his former home. Both Mr. House and his wilc leiustu io sijn any sucn papers ana to get tnemselves out ot the tangle withdrew the charge and complaint they had made to Superintendent Wilkins. FIRST MASSES BY YOUNG PRIESTS. They Had Been Chums as Boys and Officiated Yesterday at St. Alphonsus'. The Rev. John V. Renter C SR 1? anil tho Rev. F. A. Bitterer, C. SS. R.. two young j Brooklyn priests who were ordained Friday by I Cardinal Gibbons, each celebrated his first mass in the Church of St. Alphonsus. Green - 1 point, yesterdav. In vouth thov had served ! as altar boys in this church and had always been chums and follow students first In the parish school and later at St. Mary's College, at Northeast. Pa. Father Renter sang his first, high mass at io o'cloi - k with Father Bitterer acting as deacon, while Father Heu - ter acted in ihe same capacity for his friend at the 7 o'clock mass. The sermon at. both masses was by Father Guld, the pastor of the church. FIRST SKATING THIS SEASON. Banzer.s Pond, on Reservoir Hill, Has Ice Four and a Half Inches Thick. The extreme cold weather of the past few days froze Banzer's Pond so that, Saturday afternoon ihe proprietor of the Cypress Hills picnic park threw It open to ihe public and a crowd of nearly 400 girls and boys enjoyed the first skating of the season. The pond is well known to lovers of skating, as it is usually the first, skating ground to open up. It Is located at the head of ihe stony road, which winds up io the top of Reservoir Hill from Jamaica avenue, near the entrance to ihe Cypress Hills Cemetery. It. is the skating ground for Eapt New York and Wood - haven. The ice is said to be four and one - half inches ; hick and sufficient ly strong to bear any number of skaters. The surface yesterday afternoon was not all that, a good skater would desire owing to the higher temperature, and unless another cold snap comes along ihe skating will very likely come to an early ending. TEMPERANCE WOMEN MEETING. To - morrow the Kirst Women's Christian Temperance I'nion. of which Loui?a C. Reynolds is president, will hold a day of conference and prayer at iis hall. 0 Court square, from 11 to 4. The first hour will be in charge of Mrs. Louisa Vandorhiief. At. noon hour there will bo a workers' conference: at Z P. M. there will be a Bible reading by Mrs. Anna M. Flammer of riayonne, N. ,1. Then there win be testimony ana prayer tin tne close at 4 P. M. Lunch will be served. Braunschweiger Mumme Malt Extract. j The Best Food Medicine. I It Never Disappoints. J Write Long Island Bottling Co., 2Q j ' I N. Y. 1! ' i 'ii 1 280 - 284 Ecrgen St., Brooklyn FORAKER II OHIO PLflJ, DECLARES OTflll M Denies His Colleague's Statement of Amicable Arrangement Regarding Patronage. STARTS FOR BATTLE GROUND. Contest Is a Preliminary Skirmish in. Struggle for Next Presidential Nomination. Hanna's Friends Say. Eagle Bureau, 60S Fourteenth Street. Washington. December 9 Despite a denial of Senator Foraker that he is involved in the fight started in Ohio against Senator Hanna. the latter will leave for Ohio this afternoon with positive documentary proof in his possession of his colleague's active participation in the movement made against, him by his old arch enemy. Charles L. Kurtz. To the correspondent of the Eagle Senator Hanna said this morning: "The statement made by Senator Foraker that there was a perfectly amiable arrangement between us in regard to the division of the legislative patronage in Ohio, is absolutely false. In order to avoid friction and trouble I have made repeated overtures to Senator Foraker for a fair division, but Sen ator Foraker has not responded in a friendly spirit, and I am now convinced that, the time . has arrived for me to look after my own interests and 1 intend to do it." Senator Hanna's friends say that the Ohio contest is to be a fight to a finish, and that it is really the first preliminary skirmish in the great struggle for the Republican presidential nomination in 190 - 1. They predict that the chairman of the Republican National Committee will easily win this preliminary skirmish. Senator Foraker in discussing the announcement that Senator Hanna would make a fight for the control of the Ohio legisla - l tive organization, and that Mr. Speelman was especially ODjectionaDie to me nanui people, said to the Eagle correspondent: "Why, that's strange. General Dick told me he had nothing at all against Speelman, and tiiat the candidacy of Speelman would be acceptable to him." Continuing, Senator Foraker said: "It is wrong to say that I have been taking part in an effort to dictate an organization of the legislature. As you know, we have been too busy here with such great questions as the Hay - Pauncefote treaty and similar problems of national consequence for me to bother myself about the minor offices of a state legislature. I take it that the Republican members of i tne general assemoly are abundantly able to regulat - i their own affairs without outside assistance, and I have not concerned myself about that matter at all. "You say Mr. Hanna has announced that, he cannot consent to the organization of the legislature by Charles L. Kurtz? Well, that is a matter I know nothing about. Whatever Mr. Kurtz may be doing if he is doing any - thine is his own affair. Neither liv T made the candidacy of Mr. Speelman or of any one else. Mr. Speelman is a very excel - i lent young gentleman, so far as I know, and doubtless would make a good legislative j cieTK, Dut 1 aia not make him a candidate, He end that himself, i presume. "So far as the Hanna opposition of Speelman is concerned. General Dick told me himself that he had nothing whatever against Speelman, and that he would be entirely acceptable. I naturally would take that to mean that Speelman would be acceptable to what you have termed the Hanna people. "It is not true that repeated efforts have been made to secure an amicable adjustment between Mr. Hanna and myself respecting the organization of tho Legislature, as yon say is claimed by his friends. As a matter of fact, Mr. Hanna' and I are on the very best of terms, personally, and we have had no difficulty whatever. I have had only one conference with him in which the. organization of the Legislature was discussed. It was perfectly amiable and closed with mutual good feeling, so far as I know. We simply decided to favor our friends in the pending election of officers in the Legislature. He has his friends and I have mine. It was no move than natural that each should wish to take care of his own. 1 am not in the business of making legislative slates, and if there is a contest it will not be originated by me." GRAND JURY EMPANELED. The Grand Jury for the December term of the United Slates Circuit Court was em paneled by Judge Edward B. Thomas this ; mcin The enlenrlnr for the term in - ! eludes twenty - five cases. The jury is composed of: Fred M. Turner, foreman; Charles AV. Lovell. W. H. Uras, William C. Gary, Joseph Crawford, William L. Barrel!. Fletcher M. Cook. L. B. Cole, Henry W. Rozell. G. AV. Farnam, M. C. East - i . V . V X . ' '. . . . : ' I ijiuueiufu - i . .juiiu yjigg, ij . i - aeuifc, neury .1. Gurneii, Edward Dahl, Lorenzo N. Crawford. George E., Edwin Ackerman, Edward G. A. Rowe and F. M. Cook. Arabr ustcr. SPEED IN PHOTOGRAPHY. Machines Now Take a Rifle Bullet in Its Flight. A subject of much attention to Smithsonian scientists are the recent experiments made in this country and Europe in the matter of photographing objects moving with great rapidity. The principle on which such photographs are made is interesting. The light is furnished by an electric spark, which, though it gives sufficient illumination, yet. lasts so short a time that even a rifle bullet cannot move an appreciable dis - ndr,, on " eZ j rate of about 2,100 feet a second, is rendered comparatively stationary by being brought into contrast with an electric spark moving at an infinitely greater rate of speed. The success of the photograph depends upon the inconceivably slight duration of the spark cf light, which does not permit the object to move on the nlate. Some interesting specimens of those in - stantaneous photographs are furnished by a j series taken of a cat held by lis four legs 1 in an inverted position and allowed to drop. The oat. as everybody is probably aware. seems to do that which is known to be dy - j namifp.lly impossible, namely, on being i dropped upside down to turn round after j being let go and to come down the right j way up. The procees can bo followed by means of one of the so - called multiple spark photographs. The apparatus by which n photograph of very rapidly moving object may be taken 1'. remarkably ingenious, and the spar!; which gives ihe flash light is produced by j means of a revolving mirror. Every one is j aware hov, by a turn of the wrist, one may j reded a beam of sunlight from a piece of i looking glass so as to travel up the str al tremendous velocity. If. instead of being moved by a mere turn j of the wrist, the mirror is made to rotate j on an axle by mechanical means at an cnor - ! mous speed: then, just as the rotation Is i made more rapid, so will the beam of light j travel at the higher speed. A revolving I j mrr0: r can be mounted so as to run at the enormous speed cf 1.000 turns a second. The j light from a spark is focused by this mirror i upon the photographic plaie. To 'cite a spc - I clue instance. tVp revolving mirror, when made to tun only ill a second, caused j the spot of light io travel at tho rate of 250 ; feet In the same time. When, however, the j mirror turned a second, the Its .'till speed of 1.000 times )ot. of liirht traveled 1.000 times as fas !so. cr bolil 250.000 tci.t a second, or miles an r.our. n s - peetl which was L'rt.'i times ns fast as that of the rlfie bullet, ivhieh was successfully photo - graphed. Washington Times. rpeed ROBERTS' NOMINATION. Brenner Says the President Will Nominate Him To - morrow. Judge Jacob Brenner, chairman of the He - publican Executive Committee, states to - day that the nomination of George H. Roberts to be postmaster in Brooklyn would probably be sent to the Senate to - morrow by President Roosevelt. He said, also, that, the nomination of Robert Sharkey would not be long delayed. BULLET HIT A BOY. Aoriama. Vincenzo, an Italian. years old, of 51 Carroll street, became involved in a quarrel with another Italian, name unknown, at noon to - day - at tho corner of I'nion and Van Brunt streets as a result, of which several shots were fired with revolvers. Will iam Caffln, 9 years old, of l IT Van Brunt ; street, who was nasRini? nn us wav ,u m - uuu.. was struck in the head bv one of the nullcts. He was taken to the Long Islam! College Hospital, where the bullet was extracted by Surgeon Wilson. Vincenzo was arrested and was held on the charge of assault in the second degree. GOT SIX BAD QUARTERS. Mnchulsky Subsequently Caused the Arrest of a Saloon Keeper Who. Be Said. Passed Them. Michael Czerechowski. a Russian saloonkeeper, at 237 Kent avenue, and Ladislaus Wagner, who lives in the came house, were prisoners before Magistrate I - ligglnbotham in the Lee avenue court this morning. The ! saloonkeeper was charged with passing counterfeit money and an additional charge of violating the excise law was also made, while his companion was charged with being an accessory in the counterfeiting charge. Tho arrest of the two men was brought about through Anthony Machnlsky. a rubber worker, of 53 South First street, who claimed to have been given a number of spurious twenty - five cent pieces by Czere chowski. Machulsky was in the habit of fre - I quenting the saloon and went there as usual last night. When ho started to buy a drink he discovered that he was short of cash and immediately offered his watch for a loan of $2.50. Czerechowski gave Machul - sky a good silver dollar and six bogus qaurters. When he attempted to pass one of the bad quarters for a drink, the saloonkeeper declined to receive it. and ordered him from the place. Machnlsky protested, but was forced out of the saloon. Then he went to the Bedford avenue station and complained. Detectives Collins and Tracy were placed on the case and on going to the saloon found it open. They arrested the proprietor and Wagner. After the two were locked up the police tried to learn something iurtner about them and during .their investigations made a search ot the nremisos. but dis covered no other bad coins. Tlie federal authorities were Informed and win continue : the investigation. Wagner, after his arrest, denied all knowledge of the spurious money, while Czere - chowski explained that the coins probably came to him through the regular course of business. After being taken io court, tne prisoners were eacn questioned tcpai - uuci. but no further information was elicited by Magistrate Higginbotham. agner said i that he knew nothing of the bogus coins. ; as he was simply acting in the regular bar - j tender's place. Czerechowski. in answer to ! questions, stated that, after thinking the matter over, he doubted that he had given out the bogus quarters and was ot the opinion that, the change he gave Machnlsky was a silver dollar and three good half dollars. Machulsky insisted that he had received the bad coins irom tue saioouu - in - i and that he had declined to take them back in trade. Magistrate Higginboiham was inclined to believe, tho story of Machulsky and held the two men in default of JJ.Ofln bail, with an S300 on the excise charge. An alleged gang of counterfeiters operated about, two years ago in a house opposite Czorechowski's place, but becoming frightened hastily left and went to New Jersey, where they were subsequently captured. They are now serving terms in prison. MAY CLOSE THIS LIBRARY. Williamsburg! Branch of Public Library Badly in Need of Repairs. It is quite probable that the Williamsburg Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, lo cated at Bedford and Division avenues, will ; be closed for at least two weeks. The closing j down of the library was first due to the j breaking of the grate in the heating appar - j ants. ! It was exnected that repairs would be ! made in a few days, but as this was not done the doors were closed. Since the trouble with the furnace it has developed that other repairs are necessary. It was not until they were told that their rent would be withheld that the owners agreed to make the repairs. It is maintained by some that the AVill - iamsburg Branch is discriminated against in the way of books. The books are antiquated and well thumbed and but very tew are cir - ciliated. The branch has steadily grown in favor and at present has a large circulation. PRINTERS FIGHT SIDEB0THAM. Typographical Union No. 6 Does Not Wish Brooklyn Man to Have City Printing. At a meeting of the Board of City Record to - day to open bids for another city printing contract a protest was received from Typographical Union No. t against awarding any contracts for printing to Thomas B. Side - botham, the Brooklyn printer who has tried to break into the printing monopoly that a limited number of Manhattan firms have had for several years. Marsten Ar. Ccott. president of Bix 6, wrote nrntpstlnp nrrainst e - ivinp - nrintine to Mr. Side - botham. and Frank E. Craven of Typograph - ! leal Union No. 0 also furnished some statements detrimental to Mr. Sldebotham's in - ! terest, claiming that he had not paid his men union wages and protesting in the name of organized labor against him. Former Assist - i ant Corporation Counsel Alfred Mudge of j Brooklyn appeared in behalf of Mr. Side - , bothnm and asked for copies of the ptotest, i saying that he would easily refute them, i Owing to the failure of the supervisor of the j City Record to have ihe bids opened last week I completely tabulated no award wasmadeandl Mr. Sldebotham's case will not bo decided mi - J til later cn. The bids opened to - day were for stationery for city departments and bureaus. Four bidders appeared. j Joseph N. Early hid about $37,000. the , ......r can News Company, $7,916.10, for only a portior Printing the firms printing tho ring, Tradinc the items; the L. W. Ahrens and Stationery Company, one of t which has been enjoying the city contract and is claimed to be ii, , S41.209.IV7. and the United States i Company. 5 - 18,238.56. Controller j e' I Coler asked that co;iies of each bid be made ! and sent to him and he expressed the opinion that he doubted very much If any of the bids would bo accepted. Mr. Coler said that charges had been made that there was crookedness in priming contracts and that he, tho Mayor ard ibe Corporation Counsel, v.ho composed the Hoard of City Record, wero anxious to find out if such was the case and they would be she first to try to correct it. ALTERCATION IN RESTAURANT. Michael D.iherty, ;)7, years old, and Thomas Randall, colored, who are employed in a restaurant at ffti Kla'bush avenue, had an altercation this aftcrncon and Doherty struck Randal! on ihe hen'! with a butcher cleaver. : Randall was remo ed to the Kinrrs County i i Hospital Hospital In a serious condition ami Doherty was arested on a charge of assault. He was arraigned in il;e Grant street police court I and held for examination. In a BUT Of SIX DAY RACE. Team Only Started for a Bluff. Never Intended to Finish the Long Ride. MILES BEHIND THE RECORD. At Uoon To - dny Thirteen Teams Were Grinding Away Slowly, Before a Sniall Crowd. The retirement of McFarland and Freeman from the ranks of the six. day grinders, this morning, at Madison Square Garden, came aa a surprise only to the outsiders, for it was known on the inside that this team only started to make a bluff. In other words, they were paid by the management to start off in the contest as if they were to go the whole distance. It wa3 agreed between the managers and the men, however, that the team was not to be regarded as a real contender. Thus, although 3ome of the spectator at the Garden to - day weije disappointed, those on the inside smiled at the trick and await ed some of the other untrained men to drop out. This habit of hiring starters may not really help out the race. It is cheap, however, and it is a well known fact that no real merit is needed to attract a crowd to this annual affair. Otherwise the attendance this week would be slim, indeed. Never before has such a poor field started in the long journey, and to - day, with the race not yet half begun, the field had dwindled to a dozen very tired, weary looking ped - alers. slowly digging away, miles behind the record, without even the energy for a credit - able sprint. were very evidently "doped" at the very start. If this is true, the effects of the drug must have worn away very rapidly, to Judge from appearances. The crowd this morning was mostly made up of weary creatures, who, incredible as it may seem, came into the Garden last evening and have since then been lolling about the place, eating of lunches brought in their pockets and taking an occasional nap. At noon to - day there were still numbers Ot sleeping men of various ages and nationalities soundly snoozing away In the arena seats. The race itself was as good aa the inferior field could be expected to make it, with six teams bunched in the lead, four others a lap behind them, and all but one within three - lacs of the leaders. There were, occasional spills through the night and early morning and two or three of the men were shaken or scratched up. At noon the leaders were eight miles, all but one lap, behind the mark set by Miller and Waller. Norcotte and Jones got enough at nine miles last night, or before the rest were warmed up. Kerff and De Roeck had lost eight laps at 1:15 A. M. At 7:20 this morning Freeman quit and announced that he and McFarland were out for good. At just before noon to - day Kerff and De Roeck dropped out, after completing 235 miles and 2 laps. "Bob" Fitzsimmons. accompanied by his young hopeful, dropped In for a few mlrlutes about 12 o'clock. He took a seat in a box on the Twenty - seventh street side and stayed about, fifteen minutes. At noon there were thirteen teams left in the race and of these the six leaders had completed 259 miles and 6 laps. Maya and Wilson, Fredericks and Jaak, Lawson and Julius, King and Samuelson and Babcock and Turvllle were one lap behind the leaders. Hall and McLaren were two laps behind, Le Poutre and Miller were three laps behind, and Karnstadt and Franks had only covered 258 miles and 9 laps. The score at 2 o'clock were as follows: Name. Miles. Gougoltz and, Simar 29S Fisher and Chnvellier SOS Butler and McLean 29S Newkirk and Munro 29S McEachern and Walthour 298 Mava and Wilson 2?S Laps. 3 3 3 3 3 FrcderiCKs and .Taak 29S 2 Lawson and Julius 2CS 2 Xir. and Samuelson 293 2 Bu'ucock and Turville 298 ! Hall and McLaren 29S 1 LePoutre and Muller 298 0 Karnstadt and Franks 297 6 HELD FOR BURGLARY. Two More Arrests Made in the bush Avenue Robbery. Flat - James and Thomas Murray, two brothers, living at 199 Tillary street, were before Magistrate A'oorhees in the Myrtle avenue court to - day on a charge of being implicated in the robbery of McFadden's sporting goods store. 202 Flatbush avenue, early on Thursday morning last. Property amounting in value to J200 was stolen from the store. John O'Donald alias John Murphy, who, it is said, lived at the Nassau Hotel. 178 Fulton street, was arrested on the morning of the burglary by Officer Murtha of the Bergen street station after a vigorous chase through the streets. O'Donald was held for the Grand Jury. Since O'Donalds' arrest Detective O'Brien of the Adams street station and Detectives Bannon and Murtha of the Bergen street station have been looking for the two men who ecsaped at the time that O'Donald was captured. The detectives concluded that James and Thomas Murray wore the persons wanted. When taken before Magistrate A'orhees In the Myrtle avenue court to - day the men were held in $1,000 bail and the case was adjourned until December 13. CHARACTER IN LIPS. The Mouth as a Correct Index of Temperament. According to a physiognomist, the lower lfP is tbe most important part of the mouth as an indicator of character. Ac cording to its fullness, freshness in appearance and width it indicates benevolence and liberality.. A pale, shriveled and narrow lower lip reveals a decidod want of these qualities. There are thick under lips that hang so that they become almost a disfigurement, and these, as well as looking "ugly, denote indolence and a love of luxury. Taking the opposite extreme, however, it is not desirable to have pronounced thin Hps, for when the outline of the lips is narrow and united to a mouth with a sinister expression, there is Indicated a great deficiency of natural kindness In their owner, a want of warmth and but little capacity to love. Well defined and developed lips, the outlines of which are rounded out, are admired for their beauty and moral worth, being, as they aro, tokens of a tender - hearted, amiable and sympathetic disposition. Well - closed lips are a sign of discretion. If the upper one is long, in addition to being pressed down firmly upon the lower one. both mental and physical power appertain to their owner. Supposing tho upper lip Is vory short and tho middle teeth of the top row are constantly exposed, a Tondness for praise is betrayed. Frequently another type or mouth Is seen, one In which the corners Of the lips descend, indicating a pqrson of a despondont disposition, prone to dwell overmuch upon the serious side of life. But when the corners turn up in the form of a Cupid's bow. their possessor Is of a bright and cheerful nature, always finding a silver lining to every cloud and good in every ll I j i thing. London Mail. For Yonr TrintlnR or EnarrAving Call t the Eagle Job Priming Department RODE WITH VANDERBILT, BUt Truant Youth's Automobile Trips Have Now Ended. (Sjpecial to the Eagle.) Long Island City, L. I., December 9 Joseph Correlio, an Italian boy, living on Thompson avenue, has had several rides of late in the automobile of Villiam K. Vsnderbilt. The hoy and sometimes a companion or two would be picked up by Mr. A'ahderbllt and given a ride to the Thirty - fourth street ferry en - trahce.' the wbteeh in tue party were the first to suggest these trips tor the lads. Richard Sprlngmeyer, a truant officer,, saw the bdys one morning and he waited this morning at the terry entrance and grabbed Young Correlio and took him to Public School No. 1 and arraigned him before Principal Quigley on a charge of truancy. The officer said the lad had been riding in the "White Ghost." "No," said the boy. "we sold that and are using the 'Red Devil.' " The boy will have to go to school hereafter. BIG T0BACC0CARG0. Porto Rico Sends a Million and a Half of Cigars and 500,000 Cigarettes. The largest cargo of cigars and tobacco that ever eame to tho United States from Porto Rico arrived here to - day from San Juan on the Red D liner Caracas, which docked in Brooklyn. The cargo comes in free of duty, but will have to pay an internal revenue tax. It consists of 240 cases, containing 1,662, - 535 cigars; 36 cases, containing 500,000 cigarettes, and 300 bales of tobacco. The cigars and cigarettes are divided among thirteen consignees. REPLY TO BISHOPS' CHARGES. Catholic Prelate Says They Are Brought for Purpose of Inducing Parishioners to Open Their Purses. Rochester, N. Y., December 9 At the, Immaculate Conception Church, yesterday, Bishop McQuaid, Catholic bishop ot Rochester, made a vigorous denial of the charges brought against the Catholic priesthood in foreign lands, as made by distinguished clergymen who 3poke at the Episcopal Missionary Conference in scission in this city last week. Strictures made on the Catholic church by Bishop William Croswell Doane. Episcopal bishop of Albany, relative to tho priesthood in tho Philippine Islands, and by Bishop Luelen L. Kinsolvlng, Episcopal Bishop of Brazil, were the main subjects ot the reply of Bishop McQuaid. After detailing the work ot the Catholic church in foreign lands and drawing comparisons between the missionary work of the different denominations, the bishop said in part: "We are not astonished at these reverend gentlemen bringing calumnious charges against a people thousands of miles away, for the purpose of inducing their parishioners to open their purses, and the less are we astonished when we note that they are strangers to Rochester, In which city the pulpits as a rule confine themselves to their own work and do not vilify their neighbors. "I regret that these gentlemen could not have advanced the cause In which they are engaged without forgetting the dignity of their position and the respect due to the church In which they met." C0RBETT CASE DISMISSED. Magistrate Hogan Postpones Decision to Allow Pugilist to Take a Trip to Denver. The case of young Corbett, his sparring partner, Charles Seeger, known as Spaghet - ta, and Manager George Kraus of the Dewey Theater, all of whom are charged with violating the Lewis boxing law, came up for hearing in the Yorkville police court this morning, before Magistrate Hogan. Acting Captain Churchill gave testimony against the defendants. Ho said he had witnessed the sparring exhibition in the theater and had called the matter to the attention of his superior officers, who had advised the arrest, in order that a magistrate might decide whether a sparring exhibition of this character was a violation of the law or not. Lawyer Hoffman, who appeared for the defendants, claimed that the boxers had speaking parts in the play of the organization known as the "World - Beaters Burlesque Company," and, in their assumed characters, were called upon to spar. He said that no admittance fee was charged to see tho fight proper; that the admission was paid to see the play in which the bout was an incident. He said there was a law against carrying concealed weapons and dueling; that no one thought of arresting actors for either of these violations of the law when it was done in mimic play on a stage. The principals, he claimed, was the same in this case. Mr. Hoffman further asserted that Magistrate Olmsted had decided in the case of Sharkey and Jeffreys, who were arrested on a similar charge, when performing at Kos - ter & Bial's Music Hall, that It was not a violation of the law and had discharged the fighters. Magistrate Hogan said he would talk with Magistrate Olmsted about the previous case. He adjourned the case, first until later in the day, and afterward, until January 14, as It was quite unnecesary, he said, to rush the matter and he was inclined to allow Corbett to go to Denver and see his family. LOCAL NEWS BRIEFLY TOLD. Controller Coler has certified the contract, awarded by Bridge Commissioner Shea to the United Engineering and Contracting Company tor the erection of the proposed basculu bridge over Newtown Creek at Vernon avenue. Andrew Carnegie and Abram S. . Hewitt will speak at the laying of the cornerstone of tbe new High School of Commerce at SIxty - flfth street, near Broadway, Manhattan, next Saturday. Jewels valued at SI, 000, which were reported stolen from the Hotol St. George a week ago, were found in a waste paper basket. Mayor - elect Seth Low had nothing to say this morning concerning appointments. Trial of the contest over the two willB of William Marsh Rice was postponed to - da until January 6. An estate valued at $455,000 left by th late Frederick Booss. has been divided among the members of his family. ABOVE MORTAL COMMENT. Harriet Cupid Is always represented as a poor little urchin without any garments. Harry Yes, that is done so that he will never go out. of style. Detroit Free Press. DANGEROU.S WOMAN. Gilson What expressive eyes she has! AA'llson Expressive eyes! I should say so! Why, you can feci them In the dark. Sum - mervllle Journal. 2800 ttet above thn nen. where nure amountnln strand water glvcdellcula flurorand I BJolliny unobtalnablo elsewhere; the famous I Meridale Butter is made. Tho millf 1m cjirpfullv selected, the cream sclontiueally treated, the tmtter uUIDfully .made. It In thebu! butter that science, elcul and money can produce. Dainty, delicate, pare. Sold In BroMclyn only by 17AT1U SU BUTUWR14.. Itt U1310B 31. Entertain Well. The Best Way to Give Pleasure to Your G - uests. When company . calls in the evening,, refreshments of some sort are In order. It is often hard to kudw exactly what to offRf. It Is not wise to indiscriminately recommend alcoholic drinks. Offense is often given by such a course. Frequently serious harm is done. To be on the safe side, keep Moxie always In your home. There is nothing niore delicious and refreshing. Whoever calls upon you will enjoy a glass of Moxie and look back to a luncheon served AVith it as a rare treat. The delights of Moxie do not. end with tho drinking of It. The good that is clone by it lasts. One sleeps better after drinking Moxie. One digests tho food that, is eaten better for drinking Mox!. Above all. Moxie, without stimulating, gives strength, vim and vigor to the nerves. Keep Moxlo in your home this Winter. CRITICISM OF ONE MIR W USE RESIbimS. Just Now There Is Lack of Harmony in the Harmony Glee Club. ROW OVER CONCERT FUNDS. Some of the Members Declared That Jockel "Was SIoav in Making an Accounting1. There is likely to be a lively time at the next regular meeting of the Harmony Glee Club, one of the leading musical organizations of the Eastern District. The club holds its annual election of officers on the first Tuesday in January, and, according to the statement of Casper Hewer, who has been for seven years the treasurer of the organization, several of the men who have held office for so long that they have come to he regarded as fixtures will refuse to permit their names to be used as candidates for reelection and may resign from the club. The trouble within the club has all grown out. of a special meeting which was held last Tuesday, at which tho honesty of one of the leading members was called in question. The great majority of the club members regard this man's integrity as above suspicion and resent the effort of other members io smirch his character and to force an accounting for money which was temporarily in his charge. As Mr. Hewer, the treasurer of the club, put it to - day, "This man has a number of personal enemies in the club who have started in to do him. If it came to a showdown more than three - quarters of the club would stand by him. If it came to a case of Bis being 100 or $200 short iu his accounts I would give him the money in a second and wouldn't ask a single question. I've been treasurer of the club for seven years, but when they begin to knock a man like that I'm through. it's a case of hands up. I quit on the spot, and I'm not the only one who feels that way." The members of the Harmony Glee Qlub are very close mouthed about the whole affair, but the following facts were vouched for by one of the officers to - day. On November 4 the club gave a concert in Schwaben Hall, at Knickerbocker and Myrtle avenues. Frederick Mack, the man who had been delegated as treasurer ot the committee of arrangements for the evening, was attending a wedding and was unable to be present. The duty of collecting the money felt upon the man in question. The proceeds of the concert were in the neighborhood of $400. After the concert this man had to attend to the expenses of various sorts and as the work was new to him was not so early In making up his accounts and turning in the money as some ot the officers thought he should be. These men caused a special meeting to be called last Tuesday night for the purpose of asking the man for an accounting. He gave a full explanation of his connection with the affair. William Rauth, the president of the club, it is alleged, demanded from the man the Immediate transfer ot the money due the club. It is further stated ' that one of the members present moved that the wholo matter be carried into court. The proposition, however, was voted down for the reason that the club wishes to avoid publicity In the settlement of the matter. Among those who strenuously opposad making any part of the affair public were Arlce President Joseph Fricse, Recording Secretary William Martin and Corresponding Secretary Frederick Scherer. The counsel of those who wished to keep the matter secret finally prevailed, and it was agreed to give the man a full opportunity to adjust his accounts without recourse to law. The meeting resulted in much bitter feeling among the club members toward those who wished to prosecute the man in question. Casper Hewer, In discussing the affair today, slid: "I am very sorry this has become public. I have no idea how it could have gone beyond the members of the club, as they were all pledged to secrecy; but, as the story is out. it is much better to have it stated correctly. The trouble came from the concert on November 4, at Schwaben Hall, when this man was asked to act as treasurer of the committee of arrangements In place of Mack, who - went to a wedding. There are several men in the club who feel a personal enmity toward the acting chairman, who Is one of the squarest men I know. They took this chance to knock him and had the special meeting called last Tuesday. When they called him to account this man came up and gave me all the money he had on hand. . The whole thing is over, and those who wishes to hurt the man's reputation were beaten. I've been treasurer of the club for seven years, but when it comes to knocking a man llko that It's a case of hands up. I'm not the only ono that feels that way. I quit. I'm through. "The next meeting comes oh the first Tuesday of January and I will not run for office aijaln. There are a whole lot more who feel the way I do. These men who have been doing the knocking may have reason to be sorrv at that meeting. Three - fourths of tho club is with the chairman. The fact is, the whole trouble Is over now, so far as he is concerned, and we'd much prefer to have nothing said about It." The Harmony Glee Club Is not only one of the oldest and moat prosperous singing societies of the borough, but also enjoys the unique distinction of being made up almost entirely of young German - Americans, who use their inborn love for music for tbe advancement of native American music. Most of the songs rendered by them at concerts are products of American composers. NOT WITH HAYES OLTJB. To the Editor of the Brooklyn Eagle: Under the heading of "Big Rush to Join Hayoo' E. D. Club," which appeared In your issue of December 4, there was a statement that I had been elected a member of the Iroquois Club. I would like this statement to be contradicted, as I have never applied for membership of said club. I am a member of the Seymour Club of the Fourteenth Assembly District and I do not contemplate a change. JAMES S. SLAVIN, M. D. 174 North Sixth street. December G, 1501. AN OPINION. Mrs. Wuifingham Sam Bind; doan' seem ter hnb much luck. Mrs. Mokoby Not much. I spec' a rabbit's foot won't make a llbbin' for a man what won't take keer of a job. Puck. J

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