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THE BBOOKLYy PATLT EAGXE. NE Tr"OBK. FBIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1900. MOST VALUABLE GRAIN CARGO. NEW PUBLICATIONS. INDICTED FOR MURDER. CHINESE OFFICERS TO DIE HANNA WAS HISSED, BUT TRIUMPHED AT LAST. REPAIR TRAINING SCHOOL, SAYS THE GRAND JURY. TEE MORRO CASTLE HERE. New Ward Iilner Will Start on Her Initial Trip November 10. The new Ward liner Morro Castle reached port this morning, having left the Cramps' shipyard, where she was built, yesterday. The Morro Castle is Intended for the Havana trade and is built on the most modern lines. She is commanded by Captain Cleveland Downs, commodore of the Ward line fleet. Her chief engineer is John Morrlssey. H E Asplnwall is the ship's purser and John Pearl Is chief steward. The crew consists of 134 men. In the stewards' department are forty bedroom and table stewards; in the engineers' and firemen's department are sixty - two men and on deck are thirty - two seamen. Her capacity Is 7,000; she has two masts and two funnels. A draught of 18 feet, has twin propellers. Her speed la about thirteen knots. The Morro Costle will start on her maiden trip to Havana on November 10. She has accommodations for 136 saloon, sixty - two cabin and forty - four steerage passengers. Her length is 400 feet, beam 50 feet and depth 36 feet 6 Inches. Captain Downs, her commander, lives In Brooklyn. Steamship Loading at Duluth Will Cap ry Flax Worth $468,000. The most valuable grain cargo ever carried on the Great Lakes is being loaded in Duluth by tho new steamer Howard Shaw. The Shaw is loading 260,000 bushels of flax for Buffalo and the flax Is Insured for $1.80 per bushel. This would make the total value of the cargo $468,000, which Is by all odda the most valuable grain shipment ever carried on the lakes. The vessel is valued at $350,000. The loss of the vessel and cargo, therefore, would mean a loss of more than $818,000. FRATERNAL ORDER SWINDLED. Shamokin, Pa., November 2 O. J. Reed, an ex - councilman, who was recently convicted of conspiracy in connection with borough paving contracts and admitted to bail pending a decision of the superior Court for a new trial, disappeared three days ago. Last night it was discovered that the local lodge of Maccabees, of which he was record keeper, had been Imposed upon through the forging of death certificates of Benjamin Davis and Thomas Shoener to the extent of J8.O00. Davis, who was in Michigan, noticed he was listed as dead in the official newspaper of the order and informed his relatives here that he was alive. This started an inquiry. ALVORD'S BAIL, $150,000. Discharged by the State Authorities, He Is at Once Rearrested on a Federal Warrant. Magistrate Flammer at 11 o'clock this morning discharged Cornelius L. Alvord, the defaulting note teller of the First National Bank, who is charged with stealing $690,000, from custody. Magistrate Flammer said that he was satisfied that he had no jurisdiction in the case. Alvord walked out of the court, followed by Deputy United States Marshals H. M. Blake and J. E. McAvlney. When he reached the corridor Blake put his hand on Alvord's shoulder and McAvlney showed him the warrant issued several days ago for his arrest by United States authorities. He submitted to re - arrest and was taken to Commissioner Shields' court room in the Federal Building. He was followed by Jacob H. Miller, Alvord's lawyer, United States District Attorney Burnett and Assistant United States District Attorney Baldwin. A large crowd of persons, all anxious to see the prisoner, followed and crowded the small court room to its utmost capacity. The Commissioner explained to Alvord that he was charged with embezzlement of $690, - 000 from the First National Bank. He then explained to Alvord his rights, saying that he was entitled to an examination. Alvord demanded an examination and the proposed date was discussed. Mr. Baldwin said: "We can go on Mon day; of course nothing can be done Tuesday as that Is Election Day." Mr. Miller said that he had a case on for Monday and that that day would not suit him. It was then agreed to, upon - the suggestion of Commissioner Shields, that the examination to be set down for next Wednesday at 2 P. M. The question of ball was then taken up. Mr. Baldwin said: "We generally insist in cases of this character upon hail equal to the amount taken. That, of course. Is impossible in this case, but we must ask for an amount that will secure the attendance of the prisoner, therefore we ask that the prisoner be held in ball to the amount of $200,000." Commissioner Shields then said: "The amount of ball should be large enough to secure the attendance of the prisoner. In this case It must also be taken into con sideration that the prisoner has been a fu citive from justice." Up to this time Gen eral Burnett had listened quietly. He then arose and said: If bail is fixed in such Bum that the prisoner might use embezzled money to secure bonds he might again be come a fugitive. I do not think at this time that S200,000 is excessive. After some further discussion Commissioner Shields fixed bail at $150,000 and Al vord was removed to Ludlow Street Jail. TO END WAREHOUSE BUSINESS. St. Paul, Minn., November 2 In thw dis trict court a petition has been filed by A B. Stlckriey and a majority of the stock holders asking that the corporate existence of the Stlckney Warehouse Company, Llm lted, be terminated and its business wound ud. The corporation was organized in Sep tember, 1885, for the purpose of building elevators, carrying on a meat packing busi ness and dealing in real estate. It was cap ltallzed at $1,000,000 with 20,000 shares of stock at $50 each. The business, according to the petition, was discontinued last De cember. Judge Brill has set the hearing for Decembor 9. Meantime the stockholders will be notified of the intended action. MR. LOVE'S PROMOTION. At a recent meeting of the directors of the Germania Bank of Manhattan the resignation of Cashier John A. Morschhauser was accept ed and Loftin Love, assistant cashier, was appointed in his place. Mr. Love is a Brooklyn man. For thirty - three years he was with the Corn Exchange Bank, but resigned his position there a year ago In order to rest. Last June he was appointed assistant cashier In the Germania Bank. He is well known in Masonic circles, being a member of St. Albans Lodes and a past district deputy of the Third Masonic District of thi3 borough. The bank with which he Is connected has just paid a regular 5 per cent and an extra 8 per cent, dividend. RAINS DAMAGE GRAIN. Winona, Minn., November 2 The heavy rains of the past week have caused extensive damage in this vicinity. The farmers complain that the continued rains have made it Impossible for them to thresh whit grain tbey have in stack and now the grain is beginning to sprout. The loss to farmers lu this vicinity will amount to thousands of dollars, and unless there shall be fair weather for at least three weeks It' will be much greater. CLARA GOT 29 DAYS. Clara Gorman, 30 years old, who gave her address as Twenty - eighth Btreet and Third avenue, Manhattan, was committed to jail this morning for twenty - nine days by Magistrate Voorhees in the Coney Island Court on a charge of intoxication. Clara Is well known to the police and has been arrested, It Is said, over one hundred times. She la thought to be slightly demented. ONE DEATH FROM YELLOW FEVER. Washington, November 2 The following deaths are reported from Havana by Adju tant General Scott: Havana, 19th, Post Quartermaster Sergeant ErneBt Wallher. yellow fever; Holguin, 21st, Harry Brooks, D, Tenth Cavalry, acute gastritis; Holguin, 30th, Otis Obanlon. K, Tenth Cavalry, malarial fever. SNOW REMOVING CONTRACTS. Street Cleaning Commissioner Nagle has called for hidB to be opened on November 15 for contracts for the removal of snow and Ice In the Boroughs or Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn. They are to be opened at noon on that date and the successful bidders will have to give security as follows: For Manhattan. $100,000; Brooklyn, $50,000, and the Bronx, $26,000. STRANDED STEAMER FLOATED. Philadelphia, November 2 The steamer Eureka, which arrived here yesterday from Cleveland, O., in ballast and which went ashore on the flats in the Delaware River, oft the League Island Navy Yard to avoid collision with a coal barge, was floated late last night. She was towed to her dock uninjured. CHILD BURNED TO DEATH. Hartford, Conn., November 2 During a Are early this morning in an old building at 174 State stroot, occupied by stores and tenements, the 3 year old daughter of Samuel Ackerman perished In the flames. After the fire was extinguished the body was found burned to a crisp. BOOKS TO GET The Autobiography of a Tomboy By Miss J. L. Gilder. With forty illustrations by Florence Scovel Shinn, .25. "Have Just read your jolly, captivating Tomboy It's brimful of genuine life freshly presented' - M. T. "The Tomboy reached me yesterday. I tucked her under my arm as I marched off to rehearsal, and had a bully time with her between my scenes. I never was more Interested and captivated by a book In my life.' K. K. "Three cheers for the Tomboy, which delighted me. Why on earth haven't you done this before? The story Is delightful; nothing so charming sinco Cranford." H. H. A. "O. D. brought the Autobiography of a Tomboy home while we were in the throes of moving. I sat on a steamer trunk and read it from cover to cover, and felt young: again for the first time In years." M. M - Under the Great Bear By Kirk Munroe. Illustrated by Howard Giles, gl.25. The Wild Animal Play By Ernest Seton - Thompson. Illustrated. 50 cents. Boy's Book of Inventions By Ray S. Baker. 200 illustrations. $2.00 Schoolboya comment: "I never read a better or more interesting book. I read most of the stories two or three times. I think the liquid air and gasoline carriages will be most used.' Doubleday, Page & Co. CITY'S DEMURRER OVERRULED. Justice Scott Intimates That Legislation Against the Barren Island Company Is Unconstitutional. The demurrer filed by the Department of Public Health to the complaint in the action against the city, brought by the New York Sanitary Utilization Company for an injunction restraining the Health Board from enforcing the provisions of an act passed by the Legislature in 1900, containing a provision that "it shall not be lawful to carry on, establish, or continue within the Borough of Brooklyn, the occupation of rendering by steam or boiling garbage, swill or offal," was to - day overruled by Justice Scott of the Supreme Court, Manhattan. Corporation. Counsel Whalen is, however, allowed to answer the complaint, if he sees fit to do so, without payment of. costs. The Utilization Company is a foreign corporation, organized under the laws of New Jersey. On June 6, 1S96, the company entered into a contract with the City of New York, as it then existed, to receive the garbage from the dumps of the Department ot Street Cleaning and to dispose of it "in such manner only as would render It unobjectionable in every respect." In accordance with this contract the plaintiff erected a plant on Barren Island, to dispose of the material, which it completed before January 1, 1897, and also entered Into a contract with the (then) City of Brooklyn. The contract with New York was for five years from August 1, 1S96, and that with Brooklyn for five years from January 1, 1897, since which date the plaintiff has carried on the work prescribed by his contract The plaintiff obtained the contract only after the subject of the disposition of the garbage had been fully considered by a commission appointed by the Mayor, when it was agreed that its system was the best. The contract with the company was made at a price $125,000 more than that of the lowest bidder. The act debarring the rendering of garbage within the limits of the Borough of Brooklyn contained several mandatory provisions requiring the discontinuance of any such business in Brooklyn, giving, however, the Board of Health twelve months to make arrangements for the stoppage of such business. The plaintiff alleged that the act was unconstitutional, because it deprived the company of the right to pursue a lawful trade and business, harmless in itself and in no way hurtful to the public; that it deprived tha plaintiff of its property without due process of law. and that it impaired the obligation of a contract. Justice Scott declares that the statute clearly violated several constitutional provisions, as it does not declare the prohibited business to be a nuisance, and, while p'rohibiting the carrying on of the business in Brooklyn. Impliedly permits its transaction in any of the other boroughs ot Greater New York. "It may be." says Justice Scott, "that the Legislature could, for the preservation of tile health of the public, abrogate and annul such a contract, but it could not do so without making compensation to the injured parties." THE COURTS. MOTION TERM. Supreme Court, special term fnr motions, Joslah. T. Marean. J. Ex - parte business at 10 o'clock. Motion calendar called at 1":30. SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION. Second Judicial department The committee on character for the year 1300 will meet In the court room of tho appellate division. Kinds County Court House. November 16. W). at 10 A. M. All applicants for admission to practice as attorneys and counsellors must attend In person before tho committee and present a certificate, duly acknow - ledced ot one or more members of the bar. known to the committee, which certificate must state that the applicant Is. to the knowledge of the member certifying;, of Rood moral character and must set forth In detail the facts upon which such knowledge is based. Kings County. N. Y., November 'Henry C. M. Tngraham, Edward M. Shepard, Isaac N. Mills, committee. SURROGATE'S COURT. Calendar for Monday. Before Surrogate George B. Abbott The will of Edward Goodhart, Mary Ann Turner. William B. Drowning:. Charlotte B. Snell Charles T. Polhemus. Michael Calllghan. William J. McKelvey. Joseph Hartman, Michael Newman, Maria L. Glitzier. Max Brill. Alice C. Trenchard. Arthur J. Matthews. Juliette H. Parker, Julia A. Riley and Thomas G. Shearman, The accounting of Thomas Westphal. The guardianship of Thomas Early. REFEREES APPOINTED. Ry Marean. J. Ullmer vs. Shaughnessy, Bertram X. Mamie; Anthony vs. Anthony. George S. Billing".?: Wygnnt vs. Stone, James M. .7. Gray; Cando vs. rtansbotham. William H. Greene; Anton Snyd - strup. as administrator, vs. Dougherty. William H. Greene: Saffen vs. City of New York, James Troy: Pendleton vs. Rurke, James P. Davenport; Realty Trust Company vs. Crosby, "William H. Harkness: Yonkers Curling Association vs. Hart, Arthur Burns. NORWEGIAN CABINET CHANGES. Christlanla, Norway, November 2 It is announced that Councillors of State Lochon, Hoist and Thllosen have banded In their resignation to Prince Regent Gustavus. The Ministry of Finance has been offered to Burgomaster Arctander, who declined tha honor. Councillor Konow becomes Minister of Agriculture. ACCUSED OF KILLING CHILD. Rochester, N. Y., November 2 William M. DeGarmo, Jr., committed at Livonia on tho charge of beating Marie Lennon, G years old, to death, was taken before Justice Atkins of Livonia for examination to - day. The feeling against DeGarmo is Intense and an angry crowd had assembltd in the court room. Otto Wolf Pleads Not Guilty and Is Remanded. Among the indictments handed to Judge Asplnall by the Grand JurorB before they were discharged for the term this morning waB one charging Otto Wolf, a young German waiter, with murder in the first degree for having, on September 30, killed his wife, Rose, at the home of Milton F. Knapp, 113 Remsen street. The couple for a time lived at 439 Hicks street, but, owing to Wolf being, as alleged, a worthless Idler, his wife left blm and Becured employment as a domestic In the Knapp household. Wolf learned of his wife's whereabouts and visited Mr. Knapp's house on the day in question. He tried to persuade her to give up her position, and, upon her refusal, be slashed her across the neck with a razor, killing her almost instantly. Wolf then attempted suicide, but he inflicted only a "slight wound upon himself. Wolf was arraigned on the Indictment, pleaded not guilty and was remanded for trial. Walter Hewitt, 16 years old, of 295 Howard avenue, pleaded guilty to an indictment for forgery. The lad, who is a negro, was employed by I. H. Cohen, a Fulton street shoe dealer, and on October 23 last he forged the signature of his employer to a check for $20 against the account of one August L. Grues - cher, payable through the Bedford Bank. He was remanded for trial. RAILROAD TAXES IN NEW JERSEY Assessed Valuation Placed at $223, - 384,249 Total Tax, $1,534,011. Trenton, N. J., November 2 The State Board of Assessors filed with the State Controller to - day a report of the assessments made on railroads and canal properties. The total assessed valuations of all the railroads and canal properties In the state is $223,384, - 249, as against $222,216,534 a year ago. The total tax to be paid upon the assessments Just filed Is $1,534,011, of which $1,118,921 will go to the state and the balance will be distributed among municipalities in which the railroad and canal properties are located. Following is a list of the railroad systems and the assessed valuations on each and tho total tax to be paid by each: Pennsylvania Railroad, valuation 563,388, - 389; tax, $418,596. New Jersey Central, valuation $46,512,690; tax, $308,934. Philadelphia and Reading, valuation $9,524,329; tax $54, - 140. Erie system, valuation $20,180,569; tax, $167,281. Delaware, Lackawanna and Western, valuation $39,901,229; tax, $274,826. New York, Susquehanna and Western, valuation $7,511,935; tax $45,321. Lehigh Valley, valuation $19,888,008; tax, $188,889. All others, valuation $16,447,100 $126,020. tax. SPEECHES AND DRIGGS. To the Editor of the Brooklyn Eagle: What Is your opinion of a candidate for Congress for re - election who is unable to use any of his own work or. speeches, but must appeal for votes through the work of a fellow member? By mail to - day I received a bunch of Billy Sulzer's speeches against Commissioner of Pensions Evans; It was sent In the usual franked envelope with Congressman Edmund H. Driggs' card in the corner and was evidently a bid for the veterans' vote. A fine spectacle of electioneering for a Congressional candidate. WILLIAM H. LAWRENCE. Brooklyn, October 31, 1900. TRAINING SCHOOL DISCUSSION. Controller Coler Says Major Keiley Insists on Sticking to Personalities. Controller Coler said to - day he did not think further discussion with Major John D. Keiley regarding the Brooklyn Disciplinary Training School was of public interest be cause the latter would not stick to the subject of the school. "He does not reply to the arguments I advanced." Mr. Coler said, "but always returns to personalities. The whole question will probably come before the Legislature and then he will have a chance to give his reasons for the school's continuance. I think If it Is continued at all it should certainly be Dut under the control of the Commissioner of Corrections, for It is a correctional Institution, but I have not changed my opinion, that it should be done away with. We can find a place for the Hebrew children who need to be sent to a correctional institution." A CHURCH FAIR. The annual fair of St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church of Parkvllle opened last night. The committees in charge are: Fancy goods Mrs. Welford Wiley, Miss Elsie Vollmer, Miss Jessie Falkner, Miss Emma Mar - tense. Domestic Mrs. M. A. Rousler. MIsb Mary Lutz, Miss Lottie Lutz, Miss Annie Warden. Miss Ethel Joppert. Miss Clara BlacKley. Supper Miss Emma Annette, Miss Florence Sager, Mrs. Pitt, Miss Estelle Held, Miss Ethel McGuiness. Lemonade well Miss Helen Koogle, Miss Louise Sands. Grocery Miss Anjiie Brlerley. Miss nthel Brier - ley, Miss., Sarah Brlerley, William Brlerley. James Williamson. Candy table Miss E. Brlerley, Miss Jessie Sager. FRIENDS TOOK CHARGE OF BODY. The body of W. Scott Haring, who committed suicide yesterday morning by shooting himself in the abdomen at a Raines" law hotel. 2S1 Wyckoff avenue, was taken yesterday afternoon to tbe morgue, and later taken in charge by friends. Haring, It is said, was formerly a traveling salesman for the jewelry firm of Reed & Barton, Union square, Manhattan. Nothing further could be learned to - day about the family connections of the suicide. A local undertaker was engaged yesterday to prepare the body for burial. FOUR HURT AT A CROSSING. Gaylord, Mich., November 2 Andrew Ve - netski, a farmer, residing near here, started for home with his family, and attempted to cross the railroad at Gristmill Crossing, Gaylord, yesterday evening. A fog and obstructions In the shape of a car cut off his view. The north bound passenger train struck the horses, killing them. Venetskl will probably die. His daughter Is seriously injufed. His wife and son were cut and bruised. CLASSICAL SCHOOL IN ROME. Chicago, November 2 A letter received from Rome, Italy, states that the American School of Classical Studies opened with an enrollment of twenty - four students, comprising graduates from ten colleges and universities. The Institutions represented are Yale, Cornell, Chicago. Colgate, Michigan, Missouri, Oberlin, Vassar, Wellesley and Wooster. LONG TALKS TO MINERS. Colorado Springs, Col., November 2 Secretary of the Navy John D. Long, who Is here on a week's visit to his daughters. Mleses Helen and Margaret, last night addressed a large audience of miners at Cripple Creek. A 6nowstorm interfered with the parade feature of the demonstration planned for the occasion. Secretary Long spoke at length on national Issues. SMALL CROWDS HEAR WOOLLEY. Detroit, Mich., November 2 John G. Woolley, Prohibition candidate for President, and party, entered Michigan to - day for their second campaign tour of the state. Mr. W'oolley opened the day's campaigning with a speech at 8 o'clock from the rear platform of his car. A small audience heard him urge that "It Is the duty of all enlightened elec tors to vote the Prohibition ticket.' Fl International Commission Finds Governor of Paoting Fu and a . Colonel Guilty of Murder. BOXER VILLAGES DESTROYED. Inhabitants Punished by the Allies for Atrocities Committed Missionaries Rescued Peace Terms Discussed. Paris, November 2 A dispatch to the Haras Agency from Peking, dated October 31, says: "As the result of inquiries made by the International commission, under General BaUloud (second in command of the French troops in China), the allies are convinced that the grand treasurer and the Governor of Paoting Pu and a Chinese colonel were instrumental In the murder of American and English missionaries and they have been condemned to death and will be executed soon. "General Voyron (commander - in - chief of the French troops in China), with the allies under his command, is purging the villages around Tientsin and Peking. Many villages, infested with Boxers, have been destroyed and their inhabitants punished. A French column, sent to Tuen, rescued the missionaries there. Another French column met with resistance at Sletchung. The enemy's losses were considerable. The village was burned. "News received from Paoting Fu Indicates a movement of French and German troops upon Sillng, where the Imperial tombs are situated. It is rumored that the army of Tang Yu Kante has resolved to defend the place. s VThe foreign ministers continued to - day the - icussion of the peace propositions to be pre sented to the Chinese. The French pro posals were accepted. Additional specifications will be discussed Monday. On account of the necessity for thorough accord between the different cabinets, the final note will not be presented for several weeks." Pour Murderers of Missionaries Sentenced to Death. Paoting Fu, October 26 The commission of inquiry into the outrages on missionaries here has sentenced to death Tien Yang, the provincial Judge; Wang Shung On, the military commandant; General Klu and two other officials. German and French troops will garrison at Paoting Fu for the winter. The preparations are complete for destroying, October 27, the most venerated temple in the city. EMPRESS MUST BE DEPOSED. Powers Will Also Insist on Doubling Duties and a Minister of Foreign Affairs. Washington, November 2 It was stated to day in quarters well versed in Chinese affairs that outside of the queetions of indemnity, punishments, etc., now under negotiation at Peking, there are three vital and far reaching questions to be determined, viz.: first the re moval of the Empress Dowager, personally and through the influence of her advisers, from all participation In the Chinese gov ernment; second,. the creation of an indemnity fund by the increase of China's customs rev enue, either by the payment of the duties in gold instead of depreciated silver as at pres ent,, or else by doubling the present silver duties from S per cent, to 10 per cent, ad va iuieiu, anu, imra, me estaDiishment of a minister of foreign affairs, in place of the old and cumbersome system of the Tsung - n - xamen. The demand for the retirement of the Empress Dowager . is said to result from tho conclusion now generally accepted, that the imperial government of China waB responsible for the Boxer uprising. As the Empress Dowager was the ruling authority of the imperial government during the uprising, thle responsibility is brought home directly to her. There is understood to be no purpose, however, to visit upon her any personal punishment or indignity, but merely to so form the reconstructed government, as to exclude her from all participation in it. It is deemed advisablo for that reason that she should remain permanently away from Peking and that her advisers also should be kept away from the scat of government. The plan of doubling China's customs duties has arisen from the need of finding a souroe to pay war indemnities, which the various powers demand. It appears, however, that the increase of the duties has heretofore been brought - to the attention Of the United States government by Ll Hung Chang. This occurred during his visit to Washington a few years ago when it was represented that the 5 per cent, was fixed In 1858, by treaties with the United States, Great - Britain and other countries, and was payable in sliver, at which time silver was worth as much as gold. But with the change of value between silver and gold, Ll Huns Chang pointed out that China's 5 per cent, duty in silver actually netted only about 2 per cent., Judged by the prevailing gold standard. The matter was not pressed at the time. ' China's present customs revenues are said to be already pledged to meet the interest and principal of Chinese loans, so that It will require some entirely new source to meet the indemnities. In case the enlarged duties are determined upon, it Is understood that their collection will be placed under the supervision of representatives of the powers at least until the indemnities are paid. The plan of substituting a minister of foreign affairs in place of the Tsung - ll - Ya - men has long been in contemplation, as foreign representatives have found it very difficult to deal with this mixed body, and to locate responsibility upon it, particularly during the Boxer troubles. AMERICANS EJECT FRENCH. Latter Had Refused to Leave Special Train for the Former When Requested. Tientsin, via Shanghai, No,mber 2 Yesterday at Yengtsun a party of French officers .occupied a coach of the special train assigned to carry the Fourteenth United States Infantry to Tongku and declined to leave when requested to do so. Lieutenant Colonel Daggett of the Fourteenth called the American guard and forcibly ejected the offlcere. The French are greatly lnoensed over the Incident and demand an apology. TROOPS IN IMPERIAL TOMBS. Allied Forces Reached Si Ling on October 28. Paris, November 2 A Havas agency dispatch from Peking, dated November 1, says: "The French troops arrived at SI Ling October 28 and occupied tho tomb of tho Empress. The Germans, Italians and English arrived after and occupied the other imperial tombs." No fighting is mentioned. HAZLETON MINES IN OPERATION. Hazleton, Pa., November 2 Every colliery is the Hazelton region Is In operation to - day. Crawford & Dugan's stripping, where about fifty men stopped work yesterday bocauao a demand for a 10 per cent, lnoreaae was refused, is still idle. Chicago Police Had to Interfere to Obtain a Hearing for the Senator. CROWD CHEERED FOR BRYAN When the Disturbers Were Subdued the Ohio Mas. Delivered His Speech in Peace. Chicago, November 2 Mark Hanna bowed to a storm of hisses, cat calls and cheers for William Jennings Bryan in the big circus tent at Halsted and Thirtieth streets last night, giving up his attempt to get a hearing until the police had restored order. For forty - five minutes the mob had Its will, and then seventy nollcemen took a hand and cleared the aisles. Before Senator Hanna arrived, speeches by Judge Yates and others had been accorded a mixed reception by the large crowd congre gated beneath the tent When Senator Hanna stepped upon the platform and was Intro duced by Sheriff Magerstadt, a demonstration ensued which, instead of subsiding after a few moments, continued with full vigor. The Senator waited patiently for quiet to be re stored, but appreciating that apparently a plan to prevent him from speaking was being carried out by groups of men and boys sta tioned in the audience, made the attempt, anyway. "Tho followers of Mr. Bryan are so earnest for his success that they are afraid to hear a man speak," said Senator Hanna, but his voice carried but a short distance beyond the platform. "They do not dare to listen to tne areuments that are aimed at their candi date." continued the Senator. "It is certainly gratifying, my friends, that I am of so much Importance that the mends or. flir. uryan are afraid of me. Finding it lmpssible to proceed, because of the unceasing noise, tne speaker sat aown upon the table, and, as he gazed at the audience, said: "I'm in no hurry." Then, above all the confusion he was beard to shout: "Why don't you go over to the North Side? Bryan Is over there, and they need you to swell the crowd. ' "We are called upon in this campaign to answer certain questions, and our Judgment must be exercised, continued the speaker. under extreme difficulties. "The people of the country are interested only In those mat ters which affect them individually. Many Issues have been brought into this campaign for the purpose of leading the people away from the vital Issue. What I have to say to you Is to let well enough alone. "There are men in this audience who shout for Bryan who would not do so if they knew ne could oe elected. I am well aware that the opposition to law and order do not want me to speak in this ward, because they know that the principles for which I stand are in the interest of law and order. You are only making votes for McKlnley by your actions here to - night. There Is not a man under this canvas who would like to be called a traitor or a violator of the principles upon which our government was lounaed one of these principles Is that wnich favors free speech. All we ask Is to be given the consideration which you would ask for yourselves." Here Senator Hanna had to give up tne attempt to speak, and Sheriff Magerstadt demanded of the police authorities that oraer De restored, when everyone had been compelled to sit down and some of the ring leaders among the disturbers expelled from the meeting, John M. Harlan of Chicago qui eten tne crowd witn a story, and talked briefly of the issues of the camoalsm. - Wlii he had concluded. Senator Hanna resumed his speech, and nnlshed without interruption. CREDITORS WILL WAIT. Dissolution of Brooklyn Wharf and Warehouse Company Stayed by Talk of Reorganization. A hearing was had this morning In the case of the proposed dissolution of the Brooklyn Wharf and Warehouse Company before John K. Judge, the commissioner appointed by the Supreme Court, In his ofllce, at 29 Broadway, Manhattan. Most of the creditors who petitioned for the dissolution of the company were represented by their attorneys. After a very short hearing the creditors agreed not to presB the claim for dissolution at present, and a further hearing in the case was set down for January 4. Ever since the beginning of the legal proceedings following the announcement of the company's bankruptcy and the appointment of a receiver, efforts have been going on looking toward the reorganization of the concern, and although none of the persons immediately concerned will say anything definite as to what had been accomplished, it Is known that the reorganization Is more than likely to be effected. In fact, the ad journment this morning was taken largely for luo purpose ot not interrenng with these plans. Among the appearances before Mr. Judge this morning were the followlne - : Rnw7 - t. Sands, for the petitioners: James K Metroon for George H. Southard and others; Edward nminan, lor trustees or tne estate of William Balrd and certain other stockholders - Davis, Stone & Auerbach. for several of the creditors; Robert J. Hare Powell, for the Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital: George G Dutcher. for the Atlantic Dock Company; GIfford. Stearns & Hobhs - fnr Phho J. Woodruff, executrix, etc.: ArmlRtnn x - McCormick, for Thomas M. Mclntyre and Edward M. Carpenter, for the Erie Railroad Company. DISMISSED FROM DEPARTMENT. Fireman Corcoran's Second Offense Expensive. Martin Corcoran, a fireman of Engine Company No. 159. Long Island City, was dismissed from the service yesterday by Fire Commissioner Scannell. The charge brought against him was that he had left quarters without leave and had remained absent for three days and twenty hours. Corcoran has been in the Fire Department eighteen years and nine months. Three years ago he went on a somewhat similar escapade, absenting himself without per mission. When charges were about to be brought against him, he resigned. That was on June 3, 1897. A year later, June 2, 1898, he was reinstated. 28TH WARD DEMOCRATS. A large Democratic meeting was held last ovenlng in Sohmitt's Eldert Pavilion, Bldert street and Hamburg avenue, under the auspices of the Thirtieth Election District Association of the Twenty - eighth Ward. Edward Flay presided. All the local candidates of the district made addresses. George S. Dehler, the candidate for Assembly, made an Interesting speech, dwelling almost entirely on the state issues. He was loudly applauded. Dr. Frank E. Wilson, the candidate for Congress, was one of the speakers, as was also Joseph Wagner, the candidate for Senate. Other speakers were JoseDh Flanaenn. John J. McManus, George H. Ott, Gustav Ban - tell and Hugh Blake. PATERSON OPERA HOUSE BURNED. Paterson, November 2 Tho Opera House on Main street was destroyed by Are at an early hour to - day. A high wind was blowing and the firemen had great difficulty In saving adjoining property. After the fire had been blazing half an hour a portion of the south wall fell and crushed In part of the roof of an adjoining building occupied by Joseph Donahue, as a saloon and billiard room. No one was Injured. The total Iosb is estimated at $60,000, fully covered by Board of Estimate Is Also Urged to Appropriate Money for a New Building. PRESENTMENT MADE PUBLIC. After an Investigation of Water Supply Grand Jury Says No Immediate Action Is Necessary. The Grand Jury for October handed to Judge Asplnall In the County Court this morning their presentment, after which they were discharged with the thanks of the court. The Investigation of the Grand Jury Into the condition of the Disciplinary Training School for Boys was reported, and it was recommended that the building In use now be repaired Immediately, ;vnd that appropriations be made for the erection of buildings to accommodate the scholars. It was also announced by the Grand Jury that the water supply had been Inquired into, but that there was no reason why immediate action should be taken. After thanking the Grand Jury for their labors. Judge Asplnall said that the County Court had broken the record for disposing of criminal business in the month of October. More than two hundred and sixty cases had been disposed of, and more than one hundred and fifty prisoners had been committed to penal Institutions. The presentment by the Grand Jury follows: "The Grand Jury of Kings County, sworn for the month of October, 1900, beg to make the following presentment: "The recommendation of the September Grand Jury as to investigating the water supply of the Borough of Brooklyn we have followed. The chief engineer of the Nassau Water Department has appeared before us and has stated that the necessary bonds for building the additional conduit desired have been authorized and that on November 1 bide for doing the work will be opened; barring unexpected delays, before another summer Is upon us, the supply of water will be ample. We also learn that the Municipal Assembly has authorized the expenditure of an additional sum of $75,000 for the erection of an additional pump at the Millburn Station. We see no reason for action on the part of this Grand Jury. "On October 18, the Grand Jury visited the public institutions. We found the Kings County Hospital in good shape, but we recommend the removal of the engine house and laundry to a safer distance from the other buildings as a precaution against fire. We note the overcrowding of the Almshouse and recommend the erection of additional buildings for the county poor, with the addition of a sufficient number of elevators in the present building. We visited the penitentiary and found it in excellent condition under the present management We condemn most strongly the present, woman's prison in the Raymond Street Jail and recommend that one of the present idle shops in the penitentiary be made use of under the Sheriff for a woman's prison, pending the erection of a new - woman's jail in Raymond street, which we strongly recommend. We recommend, also, that committed criminals be separated from inmates awaiting trial. "On October 24, the Grand Jury visited the Brooklyn Disciplinary Training School, on Eighteenth avenue, between Fifty - eighth and Fifty - ninth streets, aqc found the building in such a condition as to render it unfit for habitation. It is the opinion of this Grand Jury that the maintenance of this or a similar institution is an absolute necessity to this borough. We wish heartily to commend the management of and the system now In vogue. We recommend the immediate repairing of the present building. We also recommend that the Board of Estimate appropriate a sum sufficient to provide for the erection of a new building to meet the future needs of the institution. "We also recommend that the attention of the police be drawn to crap - shooting on the public streets, as. in the oninion of the r.ranrt Jury, this particular offense is an incentive to crime among our young boys. "CHARLES H. REYNOLDS. Foreman. "F. H. Glblet, Clerk. "November 2, 1900." An Old Presentment Recalled. The following is a copy of the presentment handed up by a Grand Jury, while Foster L. Backus was district attorney: "We found that during the past month there were about thirty boys, between the ages or 7 and 14 years, who were brought before the courts in Brooklyn, charged with misdemeanors. We found on our visit to Raymond street Jail a boy prisoner there who said he was 14. but who appeared to be about 10 years of aee. He is confined there for a misdemeanor. He is an orphan and probably a bad boy and needs careful discipline and training. This appears to use to be a typical case. There is no institution in the City of Brooklyn where boys of this kind, under the aee of 16. can receive proper discipline and training. "There is a provision of law which they may be sent to the House of Refuge, on Randall's Island, In New York. An effort was made by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children to have a disciplinary institution for boys established here to be under the control of the city authorities. Such a bill was passed by the Legislature in 1S96. which provided for a place of discipline for boys between the ages of 7 and 14 years, who bad been found guilty of misdemeanors. Under this provision of law the Mayor of the City of Brooklyn appointed a commissioner to have charge of such disciplinary scnooi. Under the law that commissioner presented to the Board of Estimate an estimate for the necessary expenses of running such an institution for the ensuing year. In the opinion of the Grand Jury these children who are either without parents or who have parents not qualified to discipline them are the children of the state, and money expended for their discipline and education we regard as money well expended, and we believe It is to be the duty of the city to make provision for such discipline, training and support. We, therefore, earnestly recommend and urge that provision be made for the establishment in the City of Brooklyn for a disciplinary and training school with this provision of law. MOOSE KILLED IN ADIRONDACK. Saranac Lake, N. T., November 2 Charles Martin, an Adirondack guide, brought to Saranac Lake to - day a bull moose that he shot at Grasspond. The animal weighed about 800 pounds. This was the first moose killed in the Adirondack Mountains outside of private parks in twenty - five years. 13TH HEADQUARTERS NIGHT. The headquarters night of the Thirteenth Regiment Heavy Artillery has been changed to Friday night. To - night Colonel David E. Austen will give his officers instruction with reference to the use of the new heavy artillery apparatus which has been received. NEW BUILDING FOR RUSH COLLEGE Chicago, November 2 Rush Medical College is to have a new $80,000 building, for which Dr. Nicholas Senn has just given $50,000. The new building will be principally used for clerical purposes and will be named Senn Hall. RICH FIND OF FREE GOLD. Vancouver, B. C, November 2 A dispatch from Camhourno, in Kootenay, says a rich And of free gold in decomposed ore has been made. Quartz from flssue veins assays several thousand dollars to the ton and is freely sprinkled with coarse gold. SHORTAGE OF SALMON. New Whatcom, Wash., November 2 The Fair Haven salmon canneries to - day closed down for the season. They put up three - fourths of the Puget Sound pack. The grand total packed this season here Is 225,000 cans . or nearly itto.oou short or last year. I OBITUARY. Frank Girard. Frank Girard, a well known actor, and latterly a real estate dealer In Vanderveer Park, died late yesterday afternoon at his residence, 1,432 Flatbush avenue, from a complication of diseases, from which he had been a sufferer for some time. His daughter, Mrs. George H. Keen, is very ill at the same house and has not yet been notified of her father's death. Frank Glraud, as his real name was, was born In Brooklyn, July 7, 1840. Because of his great success on the stage under the name of Girard, the family name has since been changed to that spelling. Mr. Girard was educated in the public schools and then successfully took up the trades of blacksmith and boilermaker. When the Civil War broke out he enlisted in the Navy and was aboard the United States steamship Illinois, which was stationed at Hampton Roads. At the close of the war he began his stage career as a comedian with Dick Hooley's minstrels. He wore burnt cork until 1866 and then, being under contract to appear In New Orleans, he left New York on the Ill - fated boat Evening Star, which was lost at sea, 280 miles off the coast of Florida, on October 3, 1866. Five hundred souls were lost on that boat, Mr. Girard being the only passenger to survive. He was five days on the water, without food or drink, and the only article he saved from the wreckage, beyond his c'othing, was a brass trunk check, upon which he had inscribed the particulars of the accident. That check Is still in the possession of the family. After the wreck of the Evening Star, Mr. Girard again turned to the minstrel stage, where he remained until 1871, when he became allied with Tony Pastor as stage manager. Pastor's Theater was then at 201 Bowery. He remained with Pastor until 1884. A programme of Pastor's Theater In 1879 reads as follows: "Pastor's Theater, 585 - 587 Broadway. Jan uary 17, 1879 This performance concludes with Tony Pastor s new burlesque, on the popular play of 'School,' entitled 'Our School Girl; or, Fun in a Broadway House.' The cast includes John Morris, Burt Clark, Frank Girard, Charles Edwards. Miss May Irwin. Lillian Russell, Lulu Gardner and Etta Mur phy." Nat Goodwin first appeared at Pastor's under Mr. Glrard's stage management, on February 7, 1876. As leading man Mr. Girard has supported J. K. Emmett, Gus Williams, May Irwin, Lillian Russell and many others. Only last year he toured the country with young Joe Emmett and Lottie Gelson, play ing the parts he had created with the elder Emmett. Mr. Girard was a power In the B. P. O. Elks. Twice he occupied the chair of ex alted ruler of the New York Lodge, twice the chair of grand exalted ruler, four times the chair of deputy grand exalted ruler at large and exalted ruler for the purpose of bulldfbg:up the Brooklyn Lodge No. 22. Since 187b he nas held the chair of senior past grand exalted ruler. Beside his member ship in the Elks, Mr. Girard was a member of Pro Patria Lodge No. 1,312, Royal Arcanum; Manhattan Lodge No. 149, A. O. IT. W. ; honorary member in about twenty - two Elks lodges in different parts of the country, tho Knights of St. John of Malta, the Red Men and of the Cortelyou Club of Flatbush. In 1860 Mr. Girard maTried Martha A. Quackenbush. Two children. Edward, of the song Illustrating team of Girard and Travis, and Ella, now the wife of George H. Keen, were born to them. Mr. Girard's funeral will be held on Sun day afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from St.. Stephen's English Lutheran Church, Newkirk avenue, and will be conducted by the Brooklyn Lodge of Elks. The Interment will be in Elks' Rest, Evergreens Cemetery. Mrs. Alice A. Baxter. Mrs. Alice A. Baxter, wife of John B. Baxter, died Wednesday night at her home, 100 Taylor street, after an Illness of six weeks. The deceased was the daughter of the late James Kelly. She was born in New York City about forty - five years ago and had lived the greater part of her life In the Eastern District, where she had a large circle of friends. She was an attendant at the Church of Sts. Peter and Paul and active In a number of church organizations, among them the Immaculate Conception Day Nurs ery, connected with St. Mary's Hospital. She Is survived by seven children. The funeral services will be held In Sts. Peter and Paul's Church to - morrow morning at 10 o'clock. The interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Christian J. Bonner. Christian J. Ronner, son of Mary A. C. and the late Christian Ronner, of 157 Stuyve - sant avenue, died at his home this morning of pneumonia, after an Illness of two weeks. He was born In New York in 1S86, but came here with his parents when 4 years old. He was an attendant at Public School No. 5". He was a faithful member of the Greene Avenue Baptist Church and Sunday school where he was much beloved. His mother and two sisters survive him. The funeral service will be held at the Greene Avenue Baptist Church Sunday at 2 P. M - , the Rev. Dr. Woelfkin officiating. The members of the Sunday school will participate in the services. John Fowler Hamilton. John F. Hamilton, a well known tea Im porter of Manhattan, with his office at 13u Front street, died to - day at his home, 2S7 Monroe street, aged 57 years. He was a member of Burnside Council No. 625, R. A.; Arcanum Lodge No. 1.662. K. of H. ; Mizpah Lodge No. 315, A. O. V. W.. and U. S. Grant Post No. 327. G. A. R. Tne runeral services will be held at his late home Sunday at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Grant Post has issued an order to attend the funeral services. William Crosby. William Crosby, for nine years chief clerk of the Bronx District In the New York County register's office, died last night at his home, 155 East Forty - eighth street, of pneumonia. He was a Democrat and belonged to the Democratic and Mohican clubs, and had charge or tne twenty - secono as - embly District, where .Mayor van Wyck lives. He was a close friend of Mayor Van Wyck. TWO RECEIVERS APPOINTED. Philadelphia, November 2 Judge McPher - son, upon the request of creditors of William Browne & Sons and tho rhenlx Mills Com - Danv. has aDDolnted as receivers for the firms. Thomas Walstenholmo and Frank H. Keene. Further argument will be heaTd as to the ap - Dolntment of a third receiver. The two con cerns, which are practically the same, are manufacturers of worsted yarns and their combined liabilities are placed at $2,140,000. DenresRlon In business and me Borrowing of $1,000,000 on wool pledged with them Is said to have caused their failure. VICTORY FOR CONSERVATIVES. Winnlpog, Man., November 2 In tha local bye election In Center Winnipeg, T. W. Taylor (Conservative) has been elected by a majority of 164 over Robert Muir. The victory is of importance to tho Conservatives on account of the Dominion elections next Wednesday. Center Winnipeg has been ! a Liberal Diauu&uuiu lur tweuiy jfutuu. I A

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