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v - . IT, 189(5. THE DAIX,? : EAGIJ2 Is published every afternoon on the working - day of the week and on BUX - D - AT MORNINGS. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. 10 per year; J5 for six months: 51 per month; Insle copies 3 cent; Sunday edition tl.GU per year; postaeo Included. . ,." BACK NUMBERS. A lir. - .Jted number of SAOIBH of any date from the yen r 1SJS tin within two month of the current I?an purchased at an - advanced price. AjI issues within two months'. 3 cents per copy. RATES TOR ADVERTISING. Solid aorate measurement. No advertisements tajcen for leis thn the price of Ave Uiwb. . Per line. Advertisements ; 15 cents Editorial and last paces 25 cems DISPLAY TJ'fH DOTTBM: PRICE. Local Notice, opposite editorial page W cent local Notice on editorial and last popes J1.00 lav - al Notices at foot of news column 1.50 ad - Local Kocices opposite editorial page lees Wan four lines, other positions two lines. Amusements and Lectures 23 cents ravc' 10 cents Excursion 15 cents Horses and Carriages 15 cents Help. Wanted 10 cents goard 10 csnt!I Furnished Rooms 10 cents Advertisements under the following heads, measuring live lines or less. 73 cents for first Insertion and GO cents for ench successive Insertion: For Sale, To Lot, 16 cents per line In excess of five lines. Persona, Marriages. Deaths, Lost and Found g for each Insertion, when not exceeding Ave lines. Rellirtous Notices. 30 cents for each Insertion of five lines or less. Situations Wanted Males, 23 cents; females, IS cents. No deviation from these rate. Cash In advance in all cases. PRINCIPAL OFFICE: RAGLE BUILDING. WASHINGTON AND JOHNSON ST& BRANCH OFFICES: BROADWAY, E. D. (Telephone 7 Will - lamshursh). l.J BEDFORD AV, NEAR FULTON ST (Tale - phone 354 Bedford). 35 FIFTH AV. NEAR NINTH 6T (Telephone w South). ATLANTIC AV, NEAR EAST NEW TORK AV Tlophone S3 Bast New York). 1M C.REKNPOINT AV fTelephone 103 Oreen - potnt). . ' BUREAUS: New York bureau, Room V). 7S - 74 Broadwayi Parti; bureau. 2S Avenue de I'Opern; Washington bureau. COS Fourteenth st; Information Bureau, Rooms 2s and 30. Ends hultitlnv. FLATBUSH Ml Flatbusa av (Telephone 9J S"lat bush). LONO ISLAND CITY 5 Borden av. BATH BEACH, opposite the depot. JAMAICA. L. I., opposite the depot. THE SUNDAY EDITION ONLY Is for sale at the news stands of the following hotels: Hoffman Houie. Coleman House, Gllscy House, Imperial Hotel, Bartholdl Hotel, Morton House, Everett House and Hotel Majestic. THE EAGLE AND LONG ISLAND. The EaBle can be hod on all the principal stations on the Lone Island railroad or. can be bought of news agents on trains. The Sunday and Dully Easle can be found In every town on the island. THE EAGLE IN NEW YORK CITY. We have established agencies for the sale of the Eagle at some of the principal business points In New York city as follows: Atftor House. L. Jonas' news stands. Back Number Budd. foot of East Thirty - fourth, street. Roosevelt and Front sts. W. H. Clinch, 174 South st. Fulton st and Broadway, Knox building. J. Rosenthal, 54 Wall st. Washington and Fulton sts. Park place and Church st. College place and Chambers st. XV. B. Grogan Fulton and South sta McBrido's Ticket Office, 71 Broadway. James Mead, Hamilton building. 229 Broadway. Stations of the Manhattan News company, on the Elevated 'railroad. News stands at Fulton. Chambers, Wall, South, Thirty - ninth st, Catharine. Hamilton, Peck slip, James slip, Roosevelt, Grand, Twenty - third and Thirty - fourth st ferries. All the North River ferries and the Jersey City Annex. Grand Central Depot, Forty - second st; waiting rooms of the New York Central, Harlem and the Wew Haven railroads. Fifth av Hotel, Tyson's news stand. Windsor Hotel, Tyson's news stand. Murray Hill Hotel. Grand Union Hotel. Hotel Majestic. Eagle Bureau. "2 - 74 Broadway. THE EAGLE IN NEW YORK STATE. . ALBANY. At th news stands of Statvwix Hall and Ken - snore Hotel. NEWBURGH. Sandsbury NerwB company. COPJNWALL - ON - TtHB - HUDSON. P. W. MoNally. I'HK BACM IN - WASHINGTON. The Eagle can be found on sale to 'Washington at the Washington News Exchange, Capitol news stand, C2a'H si,' N.' E. : the news stands In the ArUnewin, WlHard.'s uvd Cochran Hotels and at tt - .e WASHINGTON NEWS BUREAU, 603 Fourteenflh st (Newspaper row), Washington, D. C. THE EAGLE IN NTTW JERSEY. Depot, Rnhway, N. J.; depot. Summit, N. J.; Heboken Ferry. N. J. : Madison, N. J. : Jersey City. N. J.; D. H. Savldge, Morristown, N. J.; C. W. Witke, "Westfleld, N. J., and all Jersey City ferries; at the news stand of the Laurel In the Pines. Lakewood. N. J. THE EAGLE IN BOSTON. C, M. Caatin, Young's Hotel, Boston Mass; THE EAGLE IN CHICAGO. J. Conthons, Auditorium Hotel annex, Chicago, HI. THEE E - AGLB IN COLORADO. Hamilton St Kendrtaks, OS Seventeenth at, Denver, Col. THE - EAGLE IN MONTANA. W. F. Scheffel, 16 West Granite st, Butte Uont. THE BAJGLE IN MINNESOTA. Blaine McKay, Redwood Falls, Minn. THE EAGLE IN SAN FRANCISCO. K. C. Wittier, Palace Hotel news - tand. N. Watts, Tourist's News Amret, Los Angels, Cal. THE EA.OLE IN EUROPE. On salo at the American Newspaper Agency, Trafalgar Buildings, London, and on file at the tollowlng places: Gllllg's United States Exohange. 3 Strand, Charing Cross: - American Travelers' Reading Rooms. 4 Longhom place; A. B. C. Exchange Club, 175 New Bond st; Cable News Company, 5 New Bridge st, Ludgate circus; Tlwrnus Cook & Son, Ludgate clrous: B. G. M. Bowles. 14 Strand, Lon - Km; Munroe & Co.'s, 7 Rue Scribe, and Atiglo - AJnerlcan Banking Oomonny'e Reading Room, til Avenue de 1' Opera, and Eagle Bureau (.Abraham 4s 8:raus), 28 Avenue do. l'Opera, Paris: James T. BateB & Co., Geneva. Switzerland, and the German Transatlantic Exchange. 7S Frledrleh - etrosse, Beri - .a. W, ; Roma Grand Continental Hotel, Havana, Cuba. COMING EVENTS. George C. Strons cajiip, Sons of Veterans, will ffive a basket party tthls evening at 313 "Washington street. The Shakspearean C. W. C. club Is to give a musloalo for tiho benefit of the Wayside home this evening at 322 Monroe street. Rohearcal by the girls olojsees in physical culture iBJt Pratt Institute this evening. Assemblyman George E. Waldo will speak on "Tlie Greater New York" to - crlfi'ht at tlie Single Tax league HemSauartera, 1.1SS Bedford Concord council, C B. L., on next Monday evening, 'will celebrate its fourteen - Oi anniversary. HOTEL ARRIVALS. St. George 'Mr. and Mrs. Brltton, Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. C. Hagodorn, 'Mlvs C. Hagedorn. Miss M. Hasedorn. Neiv York; Mr. ,aird Mrs. C. Gllleisel. Mlolilcan; A. H. Store, Balilmore. Md.; G. B. Walters. HolHs, L. I.; M. R. Strayt - r. Philadelphia; Alius K. J. Klce, Philadelphia; V. II. Jaucrox, New York. Clarendon J. C. Vauglian, Chicago. III.; A. Hoffman, W. Albrecht. Milwaukee, III.: J. Ham - fcreobin, Springfield. O.; W. S. Martdock. Orange, N. J.; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Lee, Paterson, N. J.; Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Haizaxd. tanlden, N. J.; J. Hunt. Boston, Mass. : Is. P. Weber, Bristol, Conn. ; C. C. Carpenter, Hartford, Conn. ; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Bvltton. Philadelphia, Pa.; M. J. O'Shoa, KIng'8 Pork; A. F. MoGrath, Jersey City; L. A. Guerley, Nyack, N. Y. ; A. P. Hom e, Utica, N. Y : Mr. and Mrs. A. Smith. Long Island; Mr. and Mrs. A. Nash. H. F. Baker, Mr. and Mrs. J. Flanagan, Mr, and Mrs. C Movlatt, diaries J. Potts, New York: Thlllp C. Bergen, Miss Trube, Mrs. C. Trube, G. W. Train. F. W. Best. Brooklyn. Arlington Mr. and Mrs. T. Fowler Mr. and Mrs. George Savllle. Philadelphia; J. S. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. P. Casey, James WoovIb, W. Teller, Boston; Mrs. William Vaunce, King's iParfc. L. I.; L. J. Rogers, Newark: 8. H. Slnington, Cold Spring Harbor: J. H. O'Lea, B. J. Brecken1rldgo, J. E. Skinner, 'New York; George Bancroft. H. Miller. Mr. and Mrs. W. Robertson. J. E. Law - eon, w. Bodltrgfleld. S. S. Coon, W. Read, Mr. and Mrs. s. toea, city. HOPKINS BEARD. A wotUing of mucli interost in Bociety circles was that of Miss Kclitb Beard, danRhtor of the loto William H. Board, nrirt Dr. Ramnel Portor Hopkina, which was celebrated last evening at the homo of tlio bride's mothor. 180 Clinton avenue. Tho Iter. Iterbort Welch of tlio Sum - morflold Sfothcdist church officiated. The ceremony was :i cording to tho Episcopal rltunl and tho l,ride was given away by her brothor, William Beard. The homo of the bride and tho adjoinine hotiHO, tho rosidonco of Williom Board, were thrown into one for tho occasion, and deeorntionn wero unnsnally elaborate and beautiful. The drawing room, whero tho coromonv took place, was adornod with tall palms and foliage plant:!, grout cIuh - tors of lilies and white rottee decltitiR tho man - tols and forming portieres over archways and doors. In tbo foyor hall a curtain of pole pink blossoms was draped, nnd a clnBtor of American Bonutv tohob lent a touch of color. An aisle of whlto silk cord, uphold by standards of white, marked tho way to tho improvised altar. The bride wore a handnomo gown of ivory satin, tho bodioo elaborately trimmed with" point lnce. Her vail was of duchess, fastened with a spray of orange blos - oms and a jewel. White lilies formed tho bridul bouquet. Tho only nttondunt was Miss Ada SI. Johnston, who woro roso pink silk with trimming of lnce and carried pink roses. Tho host man was John A. Dunbar and the ushors wore J. B. Beard, 0. H. Jaffray, J. B. Greason and A. Dunbar. Tho ceremony was witnossod only by relatives and iutimato friends and was followed by a large reception from 8:30 until 10 o'clock. After an extended tour Dr. and Mrs. Hopkins will take up their residence at 186 Clinton avenue Among tho guests were: Mr. and Mrs. William Beard, Mr, and Mrs. S. H. Beard, Mr. and Mrs. F. D. BearU, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Shults, Jr., of New York; Mr. ond Mrs. It. D. Buchanan, Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Summerfleid, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Summerfleid, Gilbert Summer - field, Miss Sutnmerneld. Miss Edna Summerfleid, Mr. and Mrs. W. Johnston, Mrs. W. D. Messenger, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Schleren. Mis Schieren, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. SchilebleT, Miss SchHebler, Mrs. John B. Redflold of Hartford, A. Coxr, F. Kalley, A. E. Keeney. Mr. and Mrs. R. Harper Laimbeer, William H. Lyons, Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Loeser, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hin - man, Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Bathbun. Dr. Frank Oarpenter. Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Detttner, Mr. and Mrs. St. John Wood, Mr. and Mrs. T. Drlggfl, Miss Drlffgs, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Denzey, Miss Dunbar, Jolui DunbiLr, Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Tattle, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick E. Tuttle, Misses Tuttle, nr. and Mrs. Warden, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Rutter. Dr. and Mrs. A. J. C. Skene, Dt. William H. Skene. John Carpenter, V. L. Emmons, Dr. and Mrs, T. K. Fowler, Arthur M. Fowlor, C. L. Faby, Dr. and Mrs. O. W. Joan French, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fahys, Miss Fahys, Mr. and Mrs. . John Glbb, Miss Ada Glbb, Ooorge Geddes. Miss Oeddes. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hart, Miss Hart, Miss Adelaide Hart, E. S. Hopkins. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hopkins, Arthur Hln - man. Miss Illnman, Mr. and Mrs. William Hin - man. J. P. Harper. L. C. Harper, Mr. and Mrs. William Erhart. Mr. and Mrs. John Englls, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Englis, Miss Englls. Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Adams, J. Adams, Mr. and Mrs. E. Blackford, Miss Ada Blackford, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Boorum. G. H. Barnes. Mr. ami Mrs. William Barter. H. G. Barter; W - . W. Henshaw, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Hlnrtoho, Mr. and Mrs. Wlllinm H. Hazen, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Howell, Miss Howell, Mark Hoyt. Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Kln - rad. Mrs. C. L. Jourgonson, Miss Jourgenson, airs. O. M. Jewell. Mr. and Mrs. Allan Mc - Naughton. (Mr. and Mrs. Nelson D. Merrlon, M. D. Melcher, J. R. Melchor. Mr. and Mrs. George Nichols, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. . Oilplant, Mrs. L. S. Pilc - her, O. L. Pease, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Provost. Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Pearsall, Miss Pear - sail, Miles Vejrnon, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Vernon, the Rev. and Mrs. Robert Welch, Mr. and Mrs. L. Benedict, Miss Grace Benedict, Major and Mrs. G. O. Cochran. A1J AUDIENCE TRICKED. To tile EnUitor of the Brooklyn Eagle: Ploase puJbSteh tlhe following correction In regaind tx your review of tiVi Paderewki concent of last Momlay. The trio which opened the concart was not toy Rublnstoin, as enarted on tlTO pTograjnrme, but by Beethoven, and as no annotraoernent of the change of programme hod been made, it narturatly nrlsCed ai'jl those ltatenens Who were unacqutxinteC with ruhc two works. In new of tl eibav facts the nfiatement of your music critic thort: "the trio was as devoid of emotion as "though 'Aa mpoBr had nevr heard of Beethoven," is certainly very refreshing in "the Tyreeent hot spell of weather. OARL FIQUE. Brooklyn, April 16, 1S0G. (Juetras refivhing as the trio wasn't. It does not make ojiy differen'ce who wrote It, tlrough pro - graffrrmes are not supposed - to llo. Tho fact la that while there are good things In the work, it was the least Interesting number on the bill. Ed. Eagle.) RE - ELECTED JUSTICE BARTLETT. Justice Willard Bartlett was re - elected president of the Alumni association of the TJnivcr - blty law school of New York last night at a dinner at Delmonico'B. Ownehs of fine furs will find the mot satisfactory storage place for their garments at Apra ham & Straus', who will guarantee absolute pro tectlon against 'any Iosb or damage for a smaL charge. Drop postal and they'll send a competent farrier to pack your goods and give yon a receipt at yonr own valuation. TVees Baby was sick, we gave her Castoria. When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria. When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria. When she had Children, She gave them Castoria. DIAMOHD8 Selling off at less than cost; also all our stock of watches and Jewelry at less than cost. Titos. H. Seamas, 841 Fulton at, opp. Pierre - pant. Established 27 years. Gentlemeu can always find at our hosiery department Smith tz Angell's celebrated black half hose at 25c, SSc. and SOc. Aukaham & Straus. MARRIED. DENCH WARREN Wednesday, April 13, 1896, ot Froh - Hem, Far Hills, N. J., tne country residence of Mr. Grant B. Schloy, by Ui Rev. Henry Bvortson Cobb, BESS GLADYS WARREN to WILLIAM LESTER DENCH, of Brooklyn, N. Y. HOPKINS BEAHD On Thursday, April IS, at the residence of tne bride's mother, ISO Clinton av, by the Rev. Herbert Welch, EfDITH, daughter of the late William H. Beard, to Dr. SAMUEL PORTER HOPKINS. LEE - aRAGEDORN On Thursday, April 16, at the residence ot the Urtde's brother, 035 Flat - bush av, by the Rev. Dr. C. L. Wells," SOPHIE BOTILEN, daughter of Mrs. EVJword Hagedorn, to FREDERIC GIEsAiRD LEE, all of Brooklyn. NICHOLS SWEZEY On Wednesday, April 15, 1896, at the residence of the bride's father, 73 Lefferts place, by the Rev. Joseph T. Duryea, D. D., GRACE DARLING, daughter of Christopher Swezey, to EDWARD E. NICHOLS. Jr., of Marrltou, Ool. DIED. BENNING - VAN NUISE Suddenly, at Seney Hospital, early on morning of lGth inst., of appendicitis, ELLA VAN NUISE, wife of Henry C. Benning. Funeral Saturday at 2 o'clock from her lato residence, 1,106 Bergen st, Brooklyn. Interment at convenience of family. CARMAN THOMAS D. CARMAN, aged S7 years. Funeral services will be hold at his late residence. 3 Poplar at, Saturday, April 18, at 3 P. M. Relatives and friends ore invited to attend. Interment at convenience of family at Grenwood. COLE On Thursday, April 10, SARAH A., wife of James P. Oole, at her residence, 156 Smith t, Brooklyn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Sunday, the 19th inst., at 2 P. M. EDGERTON On the 16th inst, THOMAS EDGES - TON, aged 41 years. Funeral from Ills late residence. Eighty - first Bt, near Nineteenth av, on Sunday at 2 P. M. Interment in Greenwood. KALBFLEISCH On Thursday, April 16, 1S06, DOROTHY, infant daughter of Edward L., Jr., and Mabel Dean Kalbfleisch. Funeral private. SINCLAIR On Thursday, April 16, at 12 o'clock, MARGARET POLLOCK SINCLAIR. Funeral service at her late residence. 640 Baltic st, Saturday evening, 7:20. Funeral private. SMTTH On Thursday. April 16, 1806, J1 ANTS SMITH, wife of the late BenJ. G. Smith and daughter of Jdhn Ookey. at the residence of her daughter, Irene Miller, . 441 State st, Brooklyn. Notice of funeral 'hereafter. SMITH Suddenly, on Wednesday, A'pril 15, 1896i at her residence, 60 Java st, E - LLBN J., widow of the late Michael Smith. Funeral sorvlces on Saturday, 10 A. M., at St. Anthony's R. C. Church. Manhattan av, Brooklyn. E. D. SWAN On Thursday morning. April 16, BESSIE, wife of Robert D. Swan. Funeral services at her late home. 132 Vernon av, on Friday evening, April 17, at S o'clock. Interment on Saturday morning at Greenwood. MAC LEAN On Thursday. April 16, MARY McWILLIE, wife of Dr. Laohlan MacLean, at 549 Dean st, Brooklyn. Funeral services will be held at her late residence on Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. Interment at the convenience of the family. MANDEVILLE On Tuesday, April 14, ANNA M. MIANDEVILLE, widow of Clio late George L. ManwSeville. Services Saturday, April IS, at 8 P. M., at 633 Lorlmer st. In - temient at the convenience of the family. MATTHEWS On Wednesday, April 13, at his residence, 19 Plerrepont st, Brooklyn, in the 75th year of his age, WM. MATTHEWS, a native of Aberdeen, Scotland. Funeral services at Grace Church, Grace court and Hiclts st, Friday, April 17, at 2 P. M. Kindly omit flowers. MARICERT On Tluirsday, April 16, AUGUST M1ARKERT. in the Oath year of his age. 'Funeral from his late residence. 4S Mercer st, Jersey City, on Sunday, tho 19th inst., at 2 P. M. Interment in New York Bay Cemetery. MORSE On April 13, 1S90. URANIA K.. daughter of Heter A. and tho late Henry J. Morse. Funeral Wednesday, April 15, from her late home, Jericho Center, Vt. O'BRIHN At Summit. N. J., on Thursday evening. April 16, JOHN F. O'BRIEN, brother of James J. O'Brien and the lte Hugh F. O'Brien. Funoraa ram the residence of his broLher, Fifth av u3 Twenty - sixth st,' South Brooklyn, on Sunday, Aiprll 19, ut 2 P. M. Members of Acme Council !No. 694, R. A., are respectfully Invited to at'teml. WEGMANN At Bnglewood, N. J., on April 10, MARY W. SAND, widow of Ik EUward Weg - mann. Funeral on Saturday, April 18, at 3:80 P. M., from St. Paul's Ohuroh. Train leu.vs foot of CSiarabero st alt 1:20 p. M, ELLIS ISLAND'S GKOWDS. THE IMMENSE NUMBER OF IMMIGRANTS IS A PROBLEM. Commissioner Stump Is of the Opinion That It Will Solve Itself, but There Is Much Anxiety News From the National Capital. (Special to tho Eagle.) Washington, D. C, April 17 The question of talcing care of the Immense number of Immigrants that are being landed at Ellis Island Is causing the officials at New York considerable anxiety and the authorities at tho treasury department have been appealed to In regard to the matter. Owing to the conscription of men by the Italian government for the war In Abyssinia a large majority of the incoming foreigners are from Italy, who aTe fleeing to the United States to escape service In the army. Commissioner of Immigration Stump when asked yesterday what remedy he had to offer for tho situation in New York said: "In my opinion the accounts of the overcrowding of the Immigrants at Ellis Island have been greatly exaggerated and IE matters are left alone they will work out their own salvation. There Is always an Increase In Immigration to the United State3 at this period of the year, but this spring the influx has been greater than that recorded for several years past. The present difficulty Is attributable In part to the Immigration act of J8B3, which requires a most urgent and strict examination of each Immigrant. If It is found that an Incoming foreigner Is not fully entitled to land he has the privilege of a further examination berore the board of special inquiry, which Is presided over by four inspectors. After this investigation the immigrant is ordered to be deponed unless he receives tho favorable vote of three members of the board of 'inspection. As the majority ot the immigrants coming in at this time are Italians, who, as a rule, are of the most undesirable character, the work of this board of Inspection has been greatly increased during the past few - weeks. This accounts in a measure for the crowding of the quarters on Ellis Island. We experience more or less trouble of this sort every spring, but this year tho conditions are somewhat aggravated. When an immigrant Is ordered to be detained and deported he has to remain on Ellis island until tho ship bringing him over is ready to take him back to his native land. In many cases this involves a long wait, which naturally adds to the crowding. There is no doubt that the quarters on Ellis Island are not adequate for tho purposes which they have to serve Just at present, but for ordinary seasons of tho year they amswer well enough. As regards the reports that the big 'building on the island Is in the nature of a pest house, I will say that when this builldlng was constructed It was not designed to have immigrants stay there over night, and quarters for this purpose wero not provided. The main portion of this building is well ventiteted, but the small additions and annexes are not so well constructed with regard to the admission of pure and the exit of impure air as they might have been. The government lias recognized the necessity for providing increased sleeping quarters at Ellis Island, and plans for extensive Improvements In the buildings there are being made at the department now. We are getting things Into shape as rapidly as possible, and the contract for the work will he given out at the very earliest moment. We are making arrangements to provide quarters for E00 or 400 in, addition to tho present capacity. Dr. Sonner has written to tho department several times In regard to the matter and wo have given him all the aid and assistance that ho has asked for. The last time I was ait Ellis Island we had a consultation as to whether or not It would be wise to arm the officers In anticipation of trouble with the excitable immigrants, but for prudential reasons it was decided not to do so at tbct time. It has since been reported that an appeal was to be made to have the officials armed, but under no circumstances will I permit this to be done. A pistol in the hands of a government employe can do more damage than a dozen foreigners. I am determined to fully administer the immigration laws and will permit no one to land on these shore who is not entitled to land, and the department Intends to carry out rigidly that provision which requires the steamship companies to carry back, at their own expense, all immigrants who are not qualified to enter the United States. The present class of Immigrants may be judged somewhat by the fact that we are deporting 10 per cent, of tho arrivals, which renders the buslnoss of bringing undesirable Immigrants to thl - s country a rather unprofitable one for the steamship lines engaged In it. We have recently added to the number of inspectors and Interpreters at Ellis island and have also Increased the number of watchmen, laborers and emergency men there. I think that im - mlgratlon.wIH fall off In thecourse of the next month, when it will assume Its normal proportions." When Commissioner Stump was asked if he did not think that better facilities were needed at Ellis island, in addition to Increased sleeping capacity, ho replied that Ellis island was all right, and that no better place could be found at whoh to receive the arrivals from foreign countries who come to seek homes and fortunes in the United States. The board of United States general appraisers has Just rendered an opinion of some interest in the - case of importation of a consignment of snakes, which arrived at the port of New York a fow days ago. The snakes con - sited of a large variety ana were the property of a travelling troupe of minstrels. They were trained to permit themselves to be coiled about the person of a so called snake charmer. When they arrived at the port of New York the collector assessed them at the regular rate of duty on live animals. The proprietor of the show, however, knew his business, and promptly filed a protest against the action of the collector, claiming that they wero entitled to admission free of duty, under the head of "tools of trade," Tho matter was referred to the board of United States general appraisers, which decided that the point of the snake owner was well taken, and accordingly the tools of trade were allowed to come In free of tax. Samuel Gompers, president of tho American Federation of Labor, proposes to take a hand In the coming election. To this end he has begun his campaign by ascertaining the personal views of all those who are liable to be candidates for public office this fall on the great labor problems. He has prepared a series of questions relating to the employment of labor, and these he has submitted to the public men at Washington, asking at tho same tlmo for an expression of opinion on tho subjects contained In the letter. It Is thought that tho answers made to these Inquiries will decldo which candidates are to receive tho support of the American Federation of Labor during the coming elections and which aro to receive the knives Instead of the votes of the members of this organization. Answers are requested to the following questions: "First In view of the wonderful and ever increasing inventions of and improvements In wealth producing methods, should tho people of our country be required to work more than eight hours per day? "Second What would, In your opinion, be tho Influence of the general reduction in the working hours to eight per day have upon the moral and social well - being of the people of our country?" An effort is being made in the senate to compel the postmaster general to resume the duty of giving out the contracts for furnishing postagestampstoprivateflrms, Instead of having them printed at the bureau of engraving and printing, as at present. Senator Hawley recently Introduced an amendment to the sundry civil appropriation bill, providing that on and after January 1, 1897, no postage stamps shall be manufactured at the bureau of engraving and printing, but that this work shall be given out upon competitive bidding after public advertisement for proposals. The stamps have been manufactured by the government since July, 1S94, and during the two years which Undo Sam has had charge of this work un Immense saving has been made in the cost. With the exception of a slight mistake that happened at the very outset, and which was duo to tho newnos9 of tbo work, tho bureau of engraving and printing has given general satisfaction in manufacturing jostago stamps. Postmaster General Wilson has expressed himself as well pleased with the manner In which the government Is doing this work. Congressman Plcklor, champion of the veterans In tho house, vant3 more tlmo devoted to the consideration of pension bills, and ho" has Introduced a resolution providing that Monday and Friday evenings of each week shall bo consumed In tho transaction of matter relating to pensions. Congressman Wilson of Brooklyn .has intro duced a bill to establish a sociological institution. The bill provides that tho cabinet officers, the president and vice president, tho commissioner of labor and the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, and the commissioners of the patent office and of education are constltued an establishment by the name of tho sociological Institution, for the Increase and diffusion of sociological science among men. The Institution Is to bo governed by a board of regents, and Is to hold Its meeting In Washington. GRADUATES IN' PHARMACY. COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES AT THE BROOKLYN COLLEGE. The fifth annual commencement at the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy, class cf 06, was held last night in Association hall. The hall was comfortably filled with triends of the graduates who wero seated upon the platform. Frederick H. Pamphllcn, president of the college, presided, and grouped around him were the following members of the faculty: Ellas H. Bartley, Henry W. Sebelmpf, A. Per - clval Lohnoas, William Anderson, D. C. Man - gan, J. F. Goldlng, Walter O'Brien and Joseph h. Mayer. A string orchestra played popular airs during the exercise, which were further enlivened by several selections from the Metropolitan quartet and Miss Kathryn Krymer. After several numbers from the orchestra the Invocation was pronounced by the Rev. Charles Edwards, D. D., and Piofcssor Ellas H. Bartley, dean of the college, presented to the graduates their diplomas and certificates and conferred upon them the degree of graduate In pharmacy. He congratulated tho class upon its good work and was followed by President Pamphilon, who made a few complimentary remarks and awarded the following prizes: Harry B. Palmer, a gold medal for general proficiency; E. C. Woodcock, a silver medal for being first man In pharmacy; Charles S.Rowlenson, a handsome microscope, the alumni prize, presented by William A. Mclntyre, president of the alumni association Tho honor rolls, which were read by Dean Bartley, were as follows: Senior honor roll Harry B. Palmer, E. C. Woodcock. Charles O. Rowlenson, Evan M. Johnston, Llndeay C. Gardner, N. H. Rejeblan, Frank L. Downs, Percy Pamphilon. J. G. Stlefel and Harry R. Lawrence. Junior honor roll John A. Soholtlngs, David Rousheim, Max Scbwara, J. H. Jacobson, Max Gluckman, F. Schroeder, Jr.; Emll Benncr, Alexander Braunsteln and Clinton 8. Ramee. The valedictory was delivered by E. Clayton Woodcock and in gart was as follows: "Why should wo have colleges of pharmacy, is one of the first questions we ask ourselves, and of what use are they after wo have them in the second? Before any institution can be founded or any action taken with success, we must first feel the need of such an institution or action, and then it becomes our duty to produce such an institution or action, as will satisfy the requirements of the necessity. The rapid advancement of science, especially tha1 - of medicine, requires that the future pharmacist should be so educated and prepared as not only to be familiar with the various advanced steps taken in tho different branches of science with which he has to deal, but also, to bo able to furnish his services, In all the different branches, in the most intelligent and trustworthy manner possible. Would It not also be abBurd for the designer, after he had planned the construction of the machine, to try, without knowledge or practice of tho instruments, to manufacture the different parts himself? It is plain each has his place and each must be qualified to perform his duty In that place to the greatest advantage to all. The people also have their requirements of the pharmacist when they take a prescription to a pharmacist. They require that he should know what is the best method of preparing that prescription, whether the drugs used are pure and In good condition, and whether they contain the proper percentage strength of medicinal agents." The graduating class Is composed of the following: Cliarles A. Cannon. Frederick D. Crawford. Henry R. Doehr, William P. Monran, Prank J. Morrisa.5 - , George A. Mulvaney, Frederick Swift, o, ? ii'hJ7TOn. Aaron Beeker. FVank L. Downs. Kic.hnrd Gaupp, Bvan M. Johnston, Harry R. Daw - rom f, Herbert F. Loney. Isaac Misken, Harry B Pn..mer, Percy Pamphilon, Nazeret H. Rejeblan Charles S. Rowlenson. George W. Schmidt. George J. Stlefel. John E. Thomas. William H. Uhler Frederick H. Weyw. E. Clayton Woodcock. Henry M. liorehera, Douls B. Campbell. LIwImv C Gardner, Frank G. Goeltz. Joseph P. Orrielch Israel Herman, Frank L. KtrcMioff. Alfred Rohletl tor. Execution committee Class officers, Lindsay C. Gardner, president; Harry B. Palmer vice president; Louis B. Campbell, secretary ; E Clayton Woodcock, treasurer. C, - us representatives, Evan M. Johnston, Frank X.. Downs, Percy Pam - plrilon, Harry H, Lawrence. SCHWAB ESCAPES THE CHAIR. FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE. Franz Michael Schwab, who has been on trial before Judgo Hurd and a jury In tho county court for three days on two indictments charging him with murder in the first degree, for killing his wife nnd infant grandson, will not die in the electric chnir. The trial ended yesterday shortly after 6 o'clock and the jurv returned to the court room at 12:20 o'clock with a verdict of murder in the second decree. This means for Schwub imprisonment for life. It had been confidently expected bv his counsel, Bernard J. York and A. J. Koehler. that Schwab would obtain noquittal on the trround of innanity. Thin would have meant imprisonment in tho Mattoawnn state criminal insane nsylum, with a chance of his ultimate release. The jury returned to tho court room at 9 o'clock last evening and asked Judge Hurd for the testimony of Bernard Schwab, ouo of tho prisoner's sons, who had specified several occasions when his father, acted in a manner that led the Bon to suspect that his father was insane. The session yesterday was taken up mainly in the examination of alienists. Dr. Gray, for tho people, testified that Schwab in his opinion was not suffering from paranoia, but committed the crime either through anger or jealousy. He would not admit that hereditary taint of insaiiity existed in Schwab's case. He did not believe "bo much in horeditary insanity as somo other alienists. IN HONOR OF THEIR FRH5ND. The Misses Brown of 195 Dean street gave a progressive euchre on Wednesday evening In lienor of their friend. Miss Genevlevo Clearwater of Peeksltill, who Is visiting them. Four handsome prizes wore donated Dy the hostesses and tliey wero won by Miss Edith T. Yawger, Miss Jennlo Clearwater, Mr. Harold M. Rice and Mr. William H. Fisk. After refreshments had been served dancing was inaugurated and continued until the early hours of the morning. The homo of the Misses Brown attracts much attention because of numerous decorations In panel and china paintings, the handiwork of the Misses Brown, which have been on exhibition in this city and are much admired. Among the guests present were : Miss Genevieve Cleorwuter, M'iss Edith T. ytwgvr. Mirs F, E. Ametr.ino, Miss Rieirer. Miss M. Cruwen. Miss M. H. Punly. Miss Ita.Ha T. Purdy, Mips E. II. Tucker, Miss Min - nte D. Hill. H. M. Rice. G. L. RoWwin, Jufoph J. Rohlnson. William 11. Fisk. Edward Wcstfajl. E. II. Tucker. TESTIMONIAL TO MISS WERNIG. Miss Ella Wernlg, tho popular choir and concert soprano of this city has so far recovered from her serious illness of the past year as to bo able to resume her public work. Her many friends propose to recognize the fact by giving her a testimonial concert at Association hall, Bond aud Fulton streets, Monday evening. April 27. As Miss Wer - nlg's voice has been generously given in the past, those for whom she has responded will doubtless return her favors with their presence. The concert will be under the management of Mr. Frank Cuddey, well known In such affairs, and tho artists who will participate aro Mrs. Campbell - Keough, contralto; Miss Ella Wernlg, soprano; Minnie Dorlon. reader; Mrs. M. E. Nasle - Cuddey, accompanist; Mr. Carl Venth. violinist; Mr. Carl Fique, pianist; Mr. John C. Dompsey, baritone; Mr. John T. Brennan, tenor; Mr. B. Russell Throckmorton, reader. MOOIUSII ARCHITECTURE. Profossor George AV. Plympton, C. E., of tho Polytechnic institute gave a lecturo at tho Art building lust evening, on "Tho Architecture of tho Moor: - In Spain." Views of the great Moorish Htnu - tnrPH, including tho Alcnzar, tho mosque of Cordova and tho Alhainbra, were shown aud the characteristics of the Moorish (tylo pointed out. lor comparison s s.iko Sara - ; conic architecture in other parts of tho world I was referred to, with pictures of Constantino - I pie mosques, summer gardens in Egypt, and j tho famous Tnj Mahal in India; all exhibiting ! ..:.. ..! i .i ; f: varying in dotails. An interesting description of a Spnnish bull fight enlivened tho leoture, which was warmly upplauded. A NEW B0ABD OF TRADE ORGANIZED BY THE MERCHANTS OF SOUTH BROOKLYN. They Aro Out for Some of tlio Benefits Which Have Been Obtained by Their Organized Brethren. In Grand Street. The Officers. The South Brooklyn board of trade was formed last night at an enthusiastic meeting of merchanta, held in Prospect hall. The story of the project, which looks mainly to the improvement of the district, has already been told in the Eagle. Among those who signed the roll laet night were the following: A. P. Wolls, Jfihn Deenn, illcliael A. Ruh - ii, E. J. Muxweli. Charlea Hebelm. George Mawon. U. S. Rog - au. Oeortfe W. Fox. Frank A. ffelle, A. G. Colder. John Frolle. John ItcCormKl;, G. Ha - sslor, H. Thomjjn. 13. H. Seckfl, Dr. T. It. MaxlMd, John Delroo - r. H. Kraiw, Maurice Hockey, Thomas Garvey, Daniel Moyno - han, Ju'.m M. Klntfxall. C Hohwtfe, John Coyne. H. W - im - drhl. Guta.vo Harluntf, M. Mason, Fred Eruck - bauer, Joseph SeirreOI, Thomas M. Farley. D. J. Rogan. Jvhn KMn. F. Mulrain, JWm C. Mc - Inemey, Jm J, rTaaiiK - hnet - Hy, A. Albauhm. A. Warmer, William ffhaniran, A. A. Fichor. Charlen Ilobehn. Mr. Maxwell called the meeting to order shortly boforo 10 o'clock and H. V. Mona - han was unanimously elected temporary president. In explanation of the movement for tho new board ot trade Mr. Monahan said: "We meet here this evening to found a Fifth avenue board of trade, whose object Is to help Fifth avenue and all Its contributing territory to do business In a better manner than heretofore. You are all aware Fifth avenue cars now run dlTect to Fort Hamilton and Coney Island with these slight discomforts, passengers must wait sometimes thirty minutes for a car and then the fortunate passengers must hang on a strap while the unfortunate ones hang oh the rear dash board. Ot course it Is the usual thing for care to run at ten or flt'eon miles an hour and for the past four months Fifth avenue has not been cleaned. You may Imagine the Oloud of dust these cars blow off the street to rest on ladles' Easter hats and dresses. On behalf of our lady patrons we decidedly object to this new mode of cleaning our streets. Then when we reach the canal wo are liable to be compelled to wait half an hour watching a few men forcing a loaded schooner through the draw with stout poles such as is now used by Chinese junks on the Yang Tse Klang river. And then tho delicious perfume ot the stagnant canal, with Its 100,000 stenches, In the month of July is so enjoyable were it not for the fact that it crushes and for ever stills the heart beats of helpless young children and old people within a radius of at least a mile or more. Again, cut pavements are in a Her plorable condition. About three thousand light wagons and carriages leave the Fifteenth and Ninth avenue entrance to Prospect park weekly and a large portion of them promptly go to the repair shop. There Is not a decently paved street leading to the park In South Brooklyn. Why should these evils exist? Wo pay our taxes, then why not have improvements? Lack of progress is largely due to the fact that we are not organized and our city authorities spend our money on eastern district and other parts of tho city because they are organized and demand their rights as business men. Naturally our officials say South Brooklyn needs no improvements. If they did they would organize and demand thorn Just as the public spirited merchants of grand street have done. We wish them well in their combined efforts to benefit their section of the city. Now Fifth avenue has reached an important epoch in Its career by the opening up last week of the territory between Fifth avenue and the sea. We should prepare to supply a great part of trade and this Is the first step in that direction. If the merchants of Fifth avenue are broad in their views In meeting this new trade Fifth avenue will grow more In importance commercially during tho next five years than it has during the post ten years. Let us be up and doing. The future of Fifth avenue depends on the Individual efforts of each and every one of us to - night." (Applause). The following letter was read from J. Si - monson, cashier of the Fifth avenue bank, dated April 16. I am unafole to be present at the meeting - called, to form a board of trade of the (merchants of riccn averrue, out wiwi to express my approval as set' forth in tlhe circular and to wish It success. There Is need for suoh an organization, and rljrhfly conducted. K should accomplish much for the business Interests of this section of the city. It was the unanimous sentiment of the meeting that a board of trade should be formed and a discussion ensued as to the name of the new organization. Mr. Russell, who was tie chief projector of the movement, wanted It to be called the Fifth avenue board cf trade, but tho meeting eventually decided to broaden Its name, as well as Its limits, and it was decided to call tho organization tho South Brooklyn board of trade. The discussion leading up to the flnel adoption of a name was rather interesting. It was pointed out that the Grand street board of trade had been formed directly for the protection of the merchants on that street, but Mr. Maxwell said that the Fifth avenue merchant was not the only business man in the district of South Brooklyn. "If," he continued, "you want to have somo legislation, you can't go to tho legislature with fhree or four people, nor to the mayor with three or four people. If we know what we are after, let us have a big, broad name and take In everybody inside this side of Fulton street." (Applause.) The election of officers was proceeded with, resulting as follows: Alexander J. Calder, president: W. J. Maxwell, first vice president; Dr. T. R. Maxfield. second vice president; Thomas Garvey. financial secretary; Allan Bowie, recording secretary; Frank A. Selle, treasurer. The following resolutions were then presented: Whereas, We, the - merchants of South Brooklyn, duly orprarilzed as a board of trade In meeting assembled recognize the fact that numerous Improvements are needed In South Brooklyn; therefore, be It Resolved. That our executive committee communicate with our city officials, board of health and congressmen to devlre a plan to purify canal, and sUftircBt that only steam be used as a motive power in towlr.g boats through the c.inal. Resolved, That trolley companies sprinkle the ear tracks with water to prevent dust from destroying ladles garments and entering: our stores, and lungs, bearing fferms of disease that bring death to many homes. Resolved. That at least one street lending to Fifteenth street entrance of park should Ik! macadamized and the pprk entrance at that point Should be cleaned ami Improved. Resolved. That Ninth street road be reminded that the lawful fare to Coney Island Is cents. Doubtless the fact has escaped their notice, because all railroad officials are or ought to bo law abiding citizens. After some discussion tho resolutions were laid on the table till the next meeting of the new board, which will be held on the 30th inst. The board of directors will also be elected then. TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION. LECTURES AfND STUDIES ANNOUNCED FOR NEXT WEEK. Chairman Vlymon of tho Teachers' association committee on lectures and studies sends out the following bulletin: Monday, April W German, first year. 4 P. M., second year, 5 P. M.. School 'o. 15, Profcsor SehulEC. "Critical Keidinic." 4 P. M., School Xo. 16, Principal Stebbins. Botany. 4 P. M., School No. lo. Miss Smith of the training school. Tuesday, April 21 "Physloal Culture." i P. M.. Adelnhl iicalniy. Lafayette avenue. Miss Bancroft. "Hcrbar'.'s Dictum: 'To lie Wearisome Is the Cardinal Sin of instruct Ion.' " 4 V. M., School Xo. 1:'. Conference conducted by Dr. Perkins. Discussion 0;eneU by Principals Merwin. Wlthcrlee an.l EdstUl. Wednesday. April 23 "Xature Study in Primary grades." 4 P. M., School Xo. li. Principal Imlny. "Civil Clovernnieiu." 4 P. M., School Xo. IS. Dr. Isobel Cti - nrp. Grammar gnid. - s 1 and 2. Thursday. April - .'"Common Error?." 4 V. M., School Xo. to. Mr. Melville. "PhyslolOKV and Hygiene," 4 P. M.. School Xo. IS, Dr. Walker. Primary praties. 4 an.l i. Friday, Mav S Annual entertainment, Academy t ,1 O V X BROTHERHOOD OF ST. AXDREW. The April mooting of the Long Island assem bly of tho llrotherhood of St. Andrew was held yesterday at St. Paul's T. E. church, Clinton streot, corner of Carroll. A lino programmo hud been arranged. Tho first?sossion was held at 5:S0 in the atternoon when there was a conference on "Brotherhood Missions," a carefully prepared paper on tho subject being rend bv Henry Stewart of St. Paul's chapter, Edge - watov, tvtntcn Island. At 6:30 supper was served by tho young women of tho church, and at B o'clock tliero was a short ovening sorvico of prayor and song. An addross followed by tho Rev. Henry C. Swontzel, rector of St. Luke's church, on tho aims aud purpoue of this brotherhood. HUTCHINS REFUSED A DIVORCE. HE MAR11IED A BROOKLYN GIRL AND MOVED TO VIRGINIA. (Special to tho Eagle.) Richmond, V:t., April 17 A divorce suit in which tlui defense mado by tho wife, who was i Brooklyn girl, that she left her husband's home, bf. - e.nise of fhe uukindncss of her mothor in low h::a been decided by the BUpreme court of Virgiui. - !, and the defense of the mother in law has been accepted as valid by the court. The question involved was unusual, and tho opinion of Judge Keith, prosideut of the court, is interesting. In 1NH3 MisH Jennie .Squibb of Brooklyn was married to Tuthill C. Hutohins and not very long utter the wedding Mr. anil Mrs. Ilutchins removed to Warwick county in this state, where HutchinH and his father bought a farm jointly. Mrs. Hutohins resided there, with her fiithcr - in - law, while Hutcbins returned to Nt - w York to work. The wife complained to him several thne8 that flhe could not live with his mother, as the latter treuted her cruelly, abused und even assaulted her. Finally, according to tho record, Mrs. nutch - ins could stand those abuses no longer and moved away to live atnon.S friends in New Jersey. The husband then sned in the Warwick circuit court for a divorce, charging desertion. Tlie divorce was refused. Then the husband took on appeal. The enpremo court holds that while a man is muster of his own family and has the right to say whore they shall livo, ho must also protect them and is responsible for any cruelty inflicted upon them, even by his own lather or mother. Concluding, judgo Keith says: "A man who marries a woman and then sends her to live among strangers in a family where she is tho recipient of such treatment as is disclosed in this record, is in our judgment guilty of such cruelty as fully to Justify her in Booking the protection of her friendfl, "and wo ore thorofore of opinion that the decree of tho circuit court which dismissed his bill is right, and must bo affirmed." OBITUARY. Thomas D. Carman, one of the oldest residents of the City of Brooklyn, died at 'his late home, 3 Poplar street, at 11:30 A. M. yesterday. He enjoyed his usual good health until Sunday, when he was attacked by a chill, to Which fever and delirium succeeded. He was born on a farm in Hempstead, L. I., July 24, 1809. His father and mother were both members of the Carman family, who by their mar - rlago reunited the different brandies of the family. His father, Richard Carman, was a well known morchant, doing business both In New York and Brooklyn. He 'was a large property owner In both cities. Thomas D. Carman began business In Hempatead in the year 1826. He was married to Miss Ann Denton, a daughter of Judge Oliver Denton, on September 19, 1830. In 1840 he sold out his business and moved to Brooklyn. In 1852 he chartered a sliip and with a cargo of cooking stoves ealled for Australia. The Btoves were a novelty In the country and the gold miners bought them TliOMlAS D. OAJtMAN. at fabulous prices. The result was the establishment of a large business. With Yankee shrewdness Mr. Carman discovered the fact that stages were unknown In Australia and started a route to the gold mines. This proved to he a most successful venture and he soon sold out at an enormous profit. He returned to Brooklyn in 1S45, having in three years amassed a comfortable fortune. The house in which h.e lived and died was built In 1846. In 1867 he purchased the farm since known as the Rural Experimental farm, In East Rockaway, and spent his summers cultivating it and conducting experiments for his son, Elbert S. Carman, editor and owner of the well known agricultural paper, the Rural New Yorker, of New York city. In 1SS7, in company with Thomas H. Brusn, he purchased a large tract of land at Massapequa and built an hotel and cottages at that popular resort. He was a large stockholder and one of the oldest directors of the Brooklyn City railroad, and 'was largely interested In tho Union Ferry company, Brooklyn Gas company and other local financial Institutions. He was a regular attendant at Holy Trinity church. He leaves a son. Elbert S. Carman, editor of the Rural New Yorker, and a daughter, Mrs. D. S. Snedeker. The funeral will take place to - morrow at 3 P. M. at the family home, on Poplar street. Walter H. Ralston, a retired dry goods merchant, died Monday at his home, 1,036 West Fayette street, Baltimore, in the 70th year ot his age. His death was from heart trouble. Mr. Ralston was born In Baltimore, but for a number of years conducted business in Wilmington, Del. He retired several years ago. He leaves a daughter and three sons, one of whom Is Mr. Thomas A. Ralston of 200 South Oxford street, this city. IX A DROWNING MAN'S CLUTCH. CAPTAIN CHURCHILL'S LATEST EXPERIENCE IN LIFE SAVING. Captain Charles Churchill of tho New York life paring orew was out in Canarsio bay yesterday, when Henry Haupss of this eity, who was in a small boat, upset his craft and went down almost like a piece of lead, being unablo to swim. The captain dived after tho drowning man and attempted to bring him up, but Haupss threw his arms around the enptain and the latter found ho could use only one arm. He got Haupss to the surface, however, after a hard struggle, and with the aid of other members of thVlifb saving crew, reached a placo of safety with his load. Tho two men were in tho water nearly thirty minutes, and it was a oloso call for the "gallant life Baver and Haupss. DINNER TO DR. DEPEW. President Charles A. Moore and the other officers of tho Montauk are putting the finishing touches to tho preparations for tho birthday dinner which is to be given Dr. Chaun - cey M. Depew at the club to - morrow night. Birthday celebrations of dead statesmen and heroes aro familiar events at most of the best known clubs in Brooklyn, but tho Monfauk strikes out for something new in celebrating the birthday anniversary of a living celebrity, and to hear tho famous after dinner speaker tell what he thinks of tho natal event at which he was an interesting, if not an interested llguro, cannot fail to ho a pleasure to the members of the club who attend what promises to be a banquet worthy of special record in tho annals of this noted organization. SAVED BY THE SPELLING. "Ol scon Flnnerty. tho day," remarked Mr. Dolan. as he came home. "Did yez. though?" responded his wife. "An' phwat did he say?" "He shpoke av me ehauces fur glttln' inty office. '01 notice," he says, 'thot ye're doin' wondhers in the loine av a political boom.' " "Phwat did ye answer'.'" "I told I'm ty shpell thot last worrud." "Why?" "Because ol couldn't tell anythln' ho the way ho pernounced It. An' if he hed sphelled It 'h - u - m' cbero'd hov been thrubble rolght thin an' there." Washington Star. TACKS AND TACKS. Jonea was a. yachtsman of renown ; tie married the t;lrl of hts choice. In a cozy home they settled down; Tlicn a babe maile their hearts rejoice. One night as he steered tho Infant around In the bedroom both cold and chill, The, silence w.s suvlvlenly stirred by a sound That caused ills wife's blo.Kl to chill. "Good gracious. George!" Mrs. J. exclaimed, "Oh. what was that awful crack?" " 'Twos nothing, dear," he grimly explained 1 simply got on the wron tuck." Philadelphia North American. MISCELLANEOUS. Sweet as new mown hay Is the linen, washed in tie Sunlight way, with Sunlight Soap Everywhere from every user of this soap, come woras of highest praise and commendation. If you have not alrendy done bo, try it for yourself. It saves m every direction, time, money, labor and the clothes. One fair trial will convince you. Lover Bros., lit a., Hudson & Harrison Sts, IT.T. MONTAUK THEATER. Tho Bostonians at tho Montauk theater changed their bill last evening and gave, despite the hot weather, an excellent and thoroughly appreciated performance of "Prino Ananias." When this opera, by Francis Nell - son and Victor Herbert, was given last year. It mado a distinct success. This was repeated last evening. The music particularly is charming. After hearing it one become more thoroughly Impressed with the conviction that Victor Herbert Is tho most muslclan - ly and tho most progressive composer ot opera scores in this country. One of those who heard "Prince Ananias" last evening became filled with an overwhelming curiosity concerning what Mr. Herbert could do In a more serious vein. A man with so thorough a knowledge of orchestration and with, so pure and delicate a vein of sentiment, should certainly be able to write something approaching the long expected American opera. "Prince Ananias," of course, does not fill any such role. The orchestration was excellent, th melodies are bright ani tuneful, and show no trace of flippancy nor vulgarity. In It Mr. Herbert shows his technical cleverness and his mental ingenuity. The book does not reach a level with the music, fpr here and there are spots of commonplace and conventionality. It averages very well, however, when compared with the rot which usually passes as a comic opera libretto. Jessie Bartlett Davis was superb as Idalia, Two of her solos took the house by storm. Seldom was her delightful mezzo - soprano In better condition or more vibrant with feeling. William H. MacDonald took the part of Blron, an adventurer. His voice showed the effects of a cold, but his acting was intelligent and spirited. Eugene Oowles, as Le Grabbe, gavo his magnificent bass voice full opportunity. Helen Bertram - Henley, aa Ninette, showed herself possessed of a sweet soprano and to bo an actress of considerable intelligence. Next week Rice's ' Surprise Party will present '1492." Edward Harrigan's Company. Edward Harrlgan and his company playe4 "My Son Dan" at the Amphion theater last night, and the play - win remain on the stage for the remainder of the week. This Is the first time It has been seen In Brooklyn. As a cyclist would say of a wheel made to order, the play Is "built to reach," and it Just fits Mr. Harrigan's "reach." That is probably because he built it himself. There is a strain more of seriousness in it than appears In moBt of Mr. Harrigan's plays. Larry Logan (Mr. Harrlgan) is a cotibler who worships his son Dan. and makes every sacrifice to give the boy Or position in life. Larry Is a stanch henefhman at Barley Miller, the - ward boss, and Miller, like many another boss, has made himself solid with Larry by acts of charity and generosity. Dan'B first position was that of private secretary to Miller, who held a political Job. Th debt of gratitude descends from the father to the eon, and when Miller comes to Dan, tells him that there Is talking of indicting him for jobbery and that Dan Is the only man In the world - whose testimony can convict him,, the young man consents to leave the country for a few months, until the election has passed and everything is "aWright." Dan is at this time a trusted employe of Amos Tuttle, a merchant, to whose daughter he Is engaged to be married. There are two sworn enemies of the Logans, Robert Gllson and his son Frank, the latter of whom Is also an employe of Mr. . Tuttle and an unsuccessful suitor for the hand of Miss Tuttle. While Dan Is away his books are tampered - with by Frank Gllson, to tho end that the cobbler8 son may be ruined. It's a pretty dark day for Dan when the falsified accounts are dragged into the case, but with the help ot Barley Miller and kind circumstances, he Is pulled out of the hole with honor and Gllson 1 cast Into the pit In his stead. The sentiment of the play Is the old cobbler's affection for and unwavering faith fn his son. In fact, that is all there is to it, but it is so admirably handled by Mr. Harrlgan that it is sufficient to make the piece In many parts a delightful1 one. Larry Logan has a wit that never fails him and an honesty apart from little political deviations, which is hearty and rugged. Human sympathy Is appealed to in the last, act, when the old man sits down by the - comely bureau and crie over the baby - clothes and school books of his son Dan. There are many incongruities in the play, which no attempt Is made to relieve. In fact - all that part of it which does not relate directly to the old cobbler is pretty well slurred. The humor commits assault and battery on th pathos, but most of it is pretty good humor, so ft doesn't matter. There is a bit of that rol - ' licking fun which has popularized many ot Harrigan's plays dri the second act, when the cobbler pretends lunacy for the purpose of keeping a physician, in the room for tho space of twelve minutes, In order to efTect a reconciliation between tho doctor and his wife. Anybody would laugh at the cobbler's antics. Members of the company who are best known through association with Harrlgan and whose' work materially assists tho star in "My Son Dan," are Hattie Moore, Dan Collyer, Don Burke, Harry Fisher. Dave Brabain, Jr.; Mr. Chase, George Merritt and Rose Braham, th latter a pretty young woman with a vein ot1 humor. EASTERN DISTRICT POOL TOURNEY. As tho pool toumey progresses at the bill - , lard parlor, 111 South Sixth street, the con - ' testonts ore taking a more active interest. Last night there was a large attendance, despite the warm weather. In the first contest - Dobbins and Moore played a close and Inter - ; esting game up to the two last frames, when, Dobbins had tho advantage of the roll of the' balls, gaining all tho lead by whlcfb.; ne won tne game, the score being Dobbins. 80: Moore, GS. In the second game Martell and McClernon crossed' cues. This game was close and interesting, neither having the advantage, the score being ; tied on the opening of the last frame at 50' potnis for each man. Martell made a fine kiss 1 coniblnatton, which broke the pyramid, wheni he held ten balls, thereby winning by the scored of Martell, 60; McClernon, 50. MANY RIDERS AT GREAT NECK. Great Neck, L. I., April 17 Tho wheeling season has opened up in this place, and bioy - ! cles of all kinds aro flying back and forth on j tho Middle Neck road all day long. While this ; is the main highway up and down tho neok j thoro aro many beautiful roads hereabonts which whoolmon oan use. They are ; in excellent condition just now, although j rather duBty. In this place there are ' about one hundred and fifty wheelmen, but no I club has boon formed. There are but two members of tho League of American Wheelmen in town and that may explain why thore is not I some uniou among the riders of the wheel. There are four bicycle storoa in this place and J all of thom say that thoy are doing a good ' business. More and moro people are riding every day and among tho youngor element there aro somo who have ambitions in the rao - ' ing lino. There is talk of bringing out Assembly - ! man John B. Staunchfleld of Elmira, thej Democratic leader in the assembly, as thai party's candidate tor governor next "fall. '

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