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THE BEOOKLYN DAILY EAGLE - THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 3. 1896. "LI A! E HULL An Ovation to the Earl in the City of Brotherly Love. WELCOMED BY GREAT CROWDS. He Leaves Now York on a Special Train of the Pennsyiv.mfa Railroad. The Questions Begin Before the Cars Are Well Out of the Depot Says He Prafors Safety to Speed Mayor Warwick's Address to the Noted Visitor. LI Hung Chang left New York at S o'clock this morning for Philadelphia, via the Pennsylvania railroad. He went away as smiling and bland as ever ami apparently at peace with all the world. His departure was looked after by the United Stales government, represented by General Ruger. just as all his go ings and comings in and about Xew York have been. A good many thousands of Xew j Yorkers turned out to see him off, too, and Be attracted the samp good na cured curiosity that he has in all his outings. I The viceroy was up early and breakfasted at 6:30, but then that is his usual hour. The ex - tensTVe assortment of baggage which his party carries was also attended to early, leaving the hotel in express wagons in advance of the carriages. The viceroy and his suite of thirty - eight persons left the Waldorf at 7:20, the party requiring about a dozen carriages. They went down Fifth avenue and Broadway to Canal street, thene.o to West and to the Pes - brosses street ferry. There was a big crowd Cf people at the ferry to see the ambassador Off, but the police had no difficulty in handling them. The party wore ferried across the Hudson 1 In the "Washington, the crack ferryboat of the Pennsylvania fleet, which they, of course, had all to themselves. The viceroy and his suite did not leave their carriages. The cab - I ins. however, were occupied by about seventy - i five Chinese merchants, most of whom had ; previously been at the Waldorf. Wherever ' they were, at the hotel, ferry house and station, these Chinamen lined up to do honor j to the great viceroy as he passed by. General nuger, of course, accompanied the ; viceroy, and the members of his staff were : scattered through the other carriages. The police were, as usual, distributed in large numbers along the route, and there was a mounted squad to act as an escort. Acting Inspector Cortright. also, with nine patrolmen, guarded the party on the terry boat, and saw them safely aboard their special train at Jersey City. An Ovation to the Earl in Philadelphia. Philadelphia. Pa., September 3 The train on which the Chinese viceroy traveled to this city pulled out of the Pennsylvania railroad depot at Jersey City at S:33, just seventeen minutes behind the scheduled time. It was made up of five Pullman cars, the lolanthe, Cordelia, Agatha, Raleigh and Vice President Thompson's private ear Xo. GO. Li was accompanied by Lord Li and the other members of his suite. General Fluger, with his staff officers. Major Davis, Captain Mills and Lieutenant Cummins, escorted the ambassador from the ferryboat to the platform. wh.re they wore met by Vice President Frank Thompson of the Pennsylvania railrrad. The viceroy seated himself in Mr. Thompson's car and immediately began a rapid lire of questions. He asked about the population of Pennsylvania and particularly the number of people who lived in Philadelphia. Then he switched off and spoke of the cos: of running a railroad which extended over Si. 000 miles. Vice President Thompson had a busy time of it answering all the questions which the viceroy put to him and he was cornered very' quickly when Li asked him how about taxes. Mr. Thompson said that different parts of the system were subjected to varying taxes and he "was unable to give a definite figure on the whole. i i ii seemed to be very much interested in the aspect of the country through which he was traveling and remarked that everything looked very prosperous. Among those who were mi the train wero Commissioner of Customs Drew, Charles IS. Pugh. Frank Graham Th t.i - son, Mr. Pullen. C. Stanley Hareburtx. George W. Boyd, Frank X. Barksdaie and K. T. Min der. The latter, who is the train dispatcher. ! told Viscount Li that he could make a very fa. - t ! trip to Philadelphia and would get in on sched - ! uled time or close to it, notwithstanding that j the train was seventeen (minutes behind time ! in starting. Wheti this was told to the viceroy I he said he was n t very anxious to have any j records broken, and advised the dispatcher to not take any risks. Consequently, there i was no effort to make up the lost time, and Germantown was reached at 10:25. just fifteen minutes behind the time scheduled. A great cr'wd had assembled to see the distinguished visitor. The mayor and the citizens' reception committee were the tir. - t to greet the viceroy. The municipal band played "The Star Spangled Banner" and the crowd cheered repeatedly. F. ur big p li' - e - men carried Lis cnair to a carnag drawn ! by four white horses, and he headed the procession down Rrr.qil c ree - r,i r'hi.c n ! and thence to Independence hall, where the first stop was made. The mayor and reception committee followed in forty carriage. - . The streets through which the party pa. - srd were roped off and guarded by policemen. Chinese and American flags and colors fl at - ed from nearly every house, ami thiusands of people cheered the viceroy as his carriage slowly passed along the line. Th" weather was clear and bright, though a trifle warm. At the . ' ' . - nee to Independence ha1! the viceroy signified that lie preferred n walk into the historis structure. He was given a seat within a few feet of the liber v hell, and after the reception committee had fnrmtd a circle around him Mayor Warwick, in welcoming Li Hung Chang to Philadelphia, speke as follows: Your excellency in this hall, store,! to liberty, where wa.s conceived the mi' - 'Vy nation whose honored guest you are to - day. it gives me pleas, ire ;o welcome you to the hospitality of our people and tile freedom of our city. The old world am! the new are getting closer together and tho wise man from the east conies to assure its that in every effort made to advance the progress of the human race, we are one. Your presence here is a recognition of our growth and development as a people, for you h;:ve come to study our progress and our institutions. We have learned much from you in the wisdom you have shown. May you learn much from" us In the progress we have made. You come from an I'liiiMi vast in it. - extent and great in its importance, who, - ,, history goes back into the dim vista of ages al a! - ub - ore 'ell most to the dawn of time. You visit a 1 11c whose life as a nation hiots a little than a century, but whose growth has beep the admiration and wonder m the world. The young republic of America clasps hands with the ancient empire of Asia. History travels from the east to the west, fallowing in her progress the course of tho sun. Perhaps today this is but uniting tho end with the beginning and forming a complete cycle. Who knows but that history may again take up her march and in each aueee. - sive circuit made renew in vigor and advance t.n civilization the nations and the people of th,. earth, thus reaching ultimately the consummation of man's glory and his destiny. Electricity )s uniting the nations., bringing them within speaking distance each other. This mighty force that time and s.paoe do pot interrupt may ne out an lustrum, ct pm - i - ! y God in the hands of His children to bring them closer together. i i. - nu leiiei "ie iip.Ni me mr r.i : e convoy, we no longer iireau tho peril. f unknown seas, for man's ingenuity applying t .':"' forces of nature to locoinot inn and communication has placed America almost at the d ors of China, we are neighbors and you are but paying us a ncighrobiy call. May your visit result in establishing more cordial relations between the empire and the republic, which WO hope may redound to the advantage of both. Lot me extend to you our warmest weloome; it comes not from the Hp. - , but from the impulse and generosity of our hearts. We welcome you not alone, because v., it are the special ambassador of the emper .r. but because ot your personal worth and wisi and because you are one of the great cha ters of this age, wlius - e purpose it is. t , videfor the welfare of his people, further t this we give you no stranger's welcome, you were the friend of the greatest cap of the republic, and this specially endears to our heartB. May your visit here be 7leasaut and instructive one, our oaty regret is tfiat you cannot abide with us longer, that wo might b able to Itnow each other better. When you leave tho shores of America to return to your ii'.vn country, hear in mind that our "best '.visile. - ; for yi.ur safety and happiness will go after ym. anil our prayer is that. your life may lie prolonged in its usefulness ami your Iiiiliiciiee fur good may lie felt unto the latest KPiiri'.i:iin i f time. The (ai, through iiis interpreter, expressed his pleasure at the welcome extended him and spi.lie rf the many tveones and incidents that had interested him in his trip to Philadelphia. Mayor Warwick said: "Inform his excellency' that we are at ills disposal." I The interpreter: "His excellency says he I will f;o to his hotel." 1 The programme called Tor a visit to ('ramps' shipyard immediately after the ceremonies at Independence hall, hut as tile viceroy's wishes ; are paramount and superior to all prearranged j ....., ,.. .1, , - ,.;. TO.,m),.r..'l - 1 - l.l th.'partv was driven' to the Hotel Walton, i where a suite oi tinny - live rooms mm ucen prepared for tho use of the visitors. i After LI Hung Chang had lunched and en - ; joyed his midday siesta, the carriages were called and the party started for Cramps' ship yards, nearly five miles away. In connection j with this visit isit to America's forem.i - st ship - , nt the viceroy made the imp: rtant ! lat he was - commanded by the Chi - building plant stiiti.ni.'iit th ltcso government to thoroughly Inspect tho leading ship yards of this country. ; " ! BUBKETT ELECTED GRAND COMMANDER OF THE KNIGHTS OF ST. JOHN. A Contest to Be Made for the Chancellorship and Medical Examiner's Office. Yesterday afternoon's session of Cie annual convocation of the Knights of St. John and Malta was entirely taken up with voting for a grand commander, and resulted in the election of William Bucko:; of llrookiyti isciinj - nient. This result was predicted in yesterday's Eagle. The system .f voting i:i use by the order is very slow ar.d although only two ballots were cast the process occupied the - entire afternoon. According to the rules laid do - .vn each officor mibt be voted iVr separately and it was :.unJ necessary ;o - adjourn the election of t5ie other officers until to - day. On the first ballot the vote stood liuckett, 144: McKeon, ll'P; Reed. m;. During the sec. uid the contest was confined to ;lie tic,, lirook'lyn men Bu. - kett and McKeon and resulted in the election, of the former, the vote standing as follows: Bucket;. - OH; McKeon. 14:1. When the result was announced Mr. McKeon made the election unanimous. It is said that there was much opposition against Mr. Heed, the retiring commander, on account of his ruling on certain matters, which his opponents said, tended to surround the chief presiding officers with too much red tape. However this may be. a hot fight was made against him with the above result. This morning the session opened at about 11 o'ciock and the election of the lieutenant - grand commander was taken up. The candidates wore Thomas Breniiey of Toronto. Can.; and Charles Rredenbaugh of Philadelphia. Pa - Mr. Bemley was elected. For grand captain of the guards. J. M. Go, idenough. of New York, was elected. His opponents were George A. Seib of Xew York, and Dr. Sylvester Roe of lir . - . .kiyn. It is expected that a contest will be made over the cilices of grand chancellor and grand medical examiner. J. I,. McElroy of Xew York and Francis Houghtaiing of this city, are the leading candidates for the etiiee of grand ohan - ciilor and Dr. L. T. Grud of Philadelphia, and C. P. Oildersleeve of this city, an.! John P. Ogden. of Xew York, will contest for the medical examership. To both of the offices emoluments are attached, which adds materially to the ordinary interest of the election. . - lui - i .in - i - :iTou in luc grauu captain or i the guards, the session adjourned until this , afternoon, when the balloting of "the re - ! maim tig lourteen It is expected, w f erred to. no cthe take piace. omcers win be taken up. 1th the two exceptions re - r very serious contests will According the grand chancellor's re - 1 tio rt ne ot - '.l net - mbfrehip on August ir. 1 Sfii.t. war - 4.N40 c mjunions. During the year certificates were issued and 4!" lap. - o. - d non - payment for assessment and 54 can - d by death, leaving a net gain of f2 cer - ce. The parade part!cipatc - d in by the knlgh - .s l'?.st night proved to bo a great success. There were over three hundred uniformed men in line and they presented a brilliant appearance. l.JRS. CARNEY'S SUIT She Want ; Separation From Her Husband. Application was made to - day before Justice Van YVyck in supremo court for alimony an counsel fee for Madeline Carney in her suit for a separation from Jonn Carney. The plaintiff is 'JO years old and sues by her lather, Wiiiiur S. Tattle a guardian ad litem. Mrs. Cnrn' - v - avs.Mjc wn. married mi June 21. Is. iiinl lived witii him at her parents home i - 157 iJufiV.lo a - .enue until November last when ! Rr I her liu - iOanit i' - :t ner wittioiit provocation. t unify (i ;l lerk in a drug store at Seveniv - li;th street and Madison avenue. New York city, and gets rJ 2 a week. This money the plaintiff says Carney spent in gambling and notorious living. He t,dd ber i :' sin. - proceeded against him he would go to live in New Jersey, sue says. I n opposition, the defendant's affidavit says that Carney left his. wife because lie believed i - be had been intimate with one Henry Meyer. H - - accuse 1 her and . - h - - said sue would go with whom Fbe pleased. he often b it tie house. io - t saying where she writ, going, J. Koehler for th tiaintifi' replied that Meyer and the il"i'emtani were in collusion hgain - t Mrs. Carney. Further affidavits' will be submitted. UNIFORMITY OF TEACHING - Advocated by the American Society of Dancing Professors. The third day's Bensioi; of the annual con - vctrion of the American Socie ty of Proien - ors 0 Dancing was opened in the Kr.app mansion, ied:oril avenue and lions street, at 10 o'clock this morning. The president, M. li. Gilbert of Portland, Me., again ( ceupied the chair and Walter I.. Curtis ot Amsterdam. N. V.. acted as secretary. All the ioreno. .u wa - taken up with the dis - cur. - ion ot the subject of uniformity in instruction all over the country. It was' brought on by a statement made be the director. William 1 itt l'.ivers. in reference to the, difference in movement and rvtlim observed timi.ng tho i dancer. - at the Saratog,: Morn! Pall lart year, ( Among those who i - puke advocating uniformitv ; in teaching methods - were I'. Harvard hoiHv. Hartford: J, Kdward Martini.. Chicago: C, H. Rivers, sr.. and .1. P. iirooks. Pittsburg. FELL FROM A ROOF. Rose Avc - rly's Injuries May It Is Tlioucht Pr rove Fatal. :o years old. a dotaostic in Rose Over.y, the family .:' l.o'.c' Flatbush the roof of tin tained Injuries death. The m I). J. Whitlock, rev avenue, Flatlmsh. i' ng at from House t!i:s mor that will proba :o; of tile acci ng and sus - y cause h"r tit AdS tile o corner of . The girl lie edge, of oiildiiig and r dur.ng an incite wom - of St. .lohn's '.as broken iiired. She S story Avenue apart men i. house at ; 0 and Flatbush avenu ; was beating a carpet cl.,se bv j the r..of at the r. - ar end ..f the . it. is supposed that sin. fell ov i tack of illzzine - 's. Th. uti or on was attended by Dr. H hj. - pital. svho found that in two places ami her . unb ' leg i fra. als i sustained internal hiju. - it s. moved to the Memorial loepital. Wa re - CARVED EACH OTHER. Jamei Bryant and William Long both colored, engaged in an affray in Navy street last night, and Officer Whitman saw them. Tho : men were too exhausted to oticiipe and were ' locked up. They had UHcd sharp instruments ' on each other with telling client, and both i , were considerably cut up. They admitted the - ! charge of lighting and Justice Tealc sent thorn - ' to jail for live days. A TRIP TO THE NORTH WOODS. Timothy L. Woodruff left town last night for a vacation in the North Woods, in the up per part of the statu. Ho took his son with htm and will be absont from town until tho I Kith inst., when his campaign will oneri. .Mrs. ' Woodruff ia at Poughkeepsie. " GIG SOU! STEAMER SUNK. The Piosedale Collided With the Ferryboat Oregon at Noon, ALL THE PASSENGERS RESCUED. Picked Up by Tugs Before the Vessel Went Down, at the Foot of Broome Street Exciting Scenes on Board. The Collision Said to Be Due to Mis - taken Signals The Oregon but Slightly Injured. Then.' was a panic on the Hast river at U:30 ,coIook this morning when the steamer , , . ,. , , "'eda.e of the Ilridgcp. rt hue ami the ferry - "cat Oregon of the Twenty - third street lino collide;!. A big hole was stove in the port side of the liosedale and she rapidly filled : with water. There were about one hundred I j dale. They were all saved. After the col - lision the Rosedale wis turned toward the j mud bank which lies off the foot of Broome j : street. The liosedale just reached the bank ! before she went down and she now lies in i sixteen feet of water. At 1 o'clock this after - j noon It was said that during the panic on I board the steamer one man jumped overboard and was drowned. This rumor could not be substantiated at tho pier at the foot of Broome street. The steamer Rosedale left Bridgeport, Ccn., at 7:.')0 o'clock this morning. She had on board nearly two hundred passengers bound for New York and considerable freight. The trip was an uneventful one down the sound and all the passengers were on deck most of the - time enjoying the cool breezes. The steamer stopped at her pier at the foot of Thirty - first street shortly before 10 o'clock and over half the passengers - .vent ashore. Tin n the Rosedale continued down the East river, hound for Pier Xo. 23 at the foot of Market street. I: was about 11:110 o'clock when the Rose - daie re - ached a point in tee East river opposite South Sixth street. Brooklyn. The ferry boat Dregon had just left her slip at the fool of Broadway and was bound for the Xew York side. The tide was coming in fast and the ferry boat made unusually good time. Captain Calloway of the Oregon saw the ferry boat Ohio of the same line approaching in an opposite direction and he gave the regulation signals, which were properly answered by the captain of the Ohio. Captain Calloway did not see .the steamer Roseiiale, which was just behind the Ohio and which was headed at the time s i that she would be aide to cross the Oregon's bow?. Captain Weather - was of the Rosedale says he sounded the proper signal that he was about to take the course which resulted so disastrously. This statement is denied by Captain Calloway and he says that the captain of the Rosedale failed to sound any signal at all and that he was not aware of the approach of the Rosedale until a few seconds before the collision. Both the steamer arid the ferryboat were going at almost full speed when they collided. The passengers on the Rosedaie had been watching the approach of the ferryboat, and when they saw" that a collision was inevitable they veiled with horror. Many of the men. who were not too frightened to move, made their way to the upper deck. After the boats came together they separated quickly. Then Captain V.'eatherwas of the Rosedale shouted to the passengers to make for tho upper decks. Thov were all excited and panic stricken, but :ney to; lowed his instructions as well as tr.ey could, while he turned the nose of the boat rowarrl :h Xew York side. As the men and w. - rc.en nude their way to the upper decks t'. - .y seized life preservers and adjusted them as well as thev could, considering the excite - 1 ns - . - m that prevailed. Shortly after the collision Captain Weather - was sounded a danger signal. The tugs Olymphia am! Gitisey Girl were attracted by tho short blasts of the whistle and they put out from the Xc - w York side. I!y the time they reached the Rosedale she was fast in the mud off Broome street. The upper deck of the Rosedale was the only part of the steant.er out of water when the tug boats arrived along side of the unfor tunate vess - I. It. was with great difficulty ! that the passt tigers got aboard the tug i:.3 jf The niymphla landed her passengers at the foot :' Market street, and th - ' Ginsey Girl carried her load to the Delancey street dock. It was nearly a half hour after the collision before all the passengers were safely ashore. The women and children were, of course, taken off the steamer first. There was considerable estcitement along the river front awhile the passengers were being removed. Th" ferry b - at Oregon was badly damaged. Sh" was running a - s usual on her route this afternoon. The steamer Rosedaie is one of the big sound boats and is licensed to carry l.loo passengers. To - wa an ur.usual amount f excite - ne eastern duient ar..und - 71. - - ,t tM - .un.l the offices of :"So nrn - L - e. .,1 Xew Y. rk Ferry company ac the foot of Ur alway. in the eastern district, when word arr'ved :ha: one of the company's boa.ts had colli, lei with the Rosedale In mid stream. When an Eagie reporter called a few minutes after the accident Secretary Ravestyne a:d tha" he had merely hc - ard a rumor :' :r.i - c liisiou and could not say what there was to it. Thereafter a number of people hesar. dropping into the ferry offices and into the office o: the eastern district, branch of the Kogk - with r.e.vs of the collisi.,. - ,. At. Hen a crowd of the company's employes i;:c;;ii!: - .f; Se retary Ravestyne and Captain V.'iiliam B. S'.tidmore. gathered on the pier, i at the foot of Broadway, to. a wail the return of ! 'be ' regon. It. was s.iid that the damage sus - r tt itie - l was not sufficient to prevent her coming j bjcK The crowd had to wait nearly half an hour, however. At length the Oregon arrived. I It was seen that some twelve feet of her port j bulwark" f. rward of the ladies' cabin were ; torn away. Several of the thick brass cov - ered staneiii ons separating the fore part of the cabin f. - .m the middle of the r"ssl were S "'rotary Rave dyne imme.il tely engaged in a. brief conversation with Captain. Stoney, th" eotupa ny's superintendent. To the F.ngle n pn sen :: t ice M r. Ravcnstyti" thi n said: "So far as I on n learn the Roseiiale was to blame. The On iron was put oti the route for the first time to - dav. Oaotain t'allawav, who was in charge, is one of our pilots." Captain Frank B. Stoney said: ''The Oregon was ot) her 'way to the Twenty - thrid street slip when the accident occurred. She was In midstream and had signalled to tlu Ohio of our company, whieh was approaching from the tciposite direction, that is from the Twenty - third street, siip. The Ros. - daJ", as I understand it. was following astern o - f tho Ohio and started to cross the bows of the Oregon without signalling. Captain Callaway was not aware that tho Rosedale was approaching, view of her being shut out by tho ferryboat Oil in. Too Rnsedaie struck the Oregon on the p.rt side, crushing in her bulwarks on the p irt side. am positively in;..t - ui. - d that the Be cellule's whistle was nut s Minded until after the collision. Then the usual alarm whistle was blown. Captain Callaway informed me that the collision wis cntiieiy the fault of the captain c. f the Roj cdal,. an - ! that the Oregon ocuid not. bo stopped :o .oner. John I'Y'doy, a deck hand on the sn - amer If .S"da.Ie, said to an Kaglo reporter: "I was standing ..u the lower deck at the time of the accident and was not four feet from the place win re the Oregon struck us. I am unable t:, say whether the Rosedaie was to blame for striking tlie Oregon ir whether it. was I he tln - r way. They came together almost diagonally and wo were struck forward a little in !ront of the paddle wheel." CONFESSED THE THEFTS. Hij - rtnns Pleaded Guilty and Judp - e Teale Was Lenient. A. S. Higgins was sentenced to tweiity - nmo days in jail by Justice Tealo yesterday morning lor petty larceny. Higgins a i:. the employ of the Dunham - Vaiix company of Rarclay street, New York, as an agent. He made coi - loetionK of small amounts which were not re turned to the company. Although the total mm was eoniiii - rabl tno eliargo ot petty larceny When arraigned" Higgins I only was made. ; cri' - d like a child. Mr. uuniicin told the ins 3 l. - 1 :.. , .. tice that he believed it to he the prisoner's tirHt : offense and pleaded with him to lie lenient , llig' - iiifi withdraw his li eu of not roifltv nm) ! made one of guilty. Justice Tealo then imposed j the light sentence. CALLED PURRQY A BULLY. The New York ex - Fire Commissioner Retorts in Turn. SPICE IN THE SMITH TRIAL. A Running Exchange of Personalities. Colonel Campbell Said, "Your Boss Did Not Thank Mo When I Prosecuted Him," and Purroy Remarked, "The Hangman Will Get You Some Day." There was another lively session at the Smith bearing, at Kire hall, Xew York, this morning. Ex - President of the Hoard of Fire Commissioners Henry D. Purroy became in - i volved in a war of words with Colonel Campbell, counsel for the present board of lire commissioners in the Smith trial. Strong language was used by both men and the tone was so lend that clerks engaged on the lower floors of tho building distinctly heard what took place. No attention was paid to President Le Grange, who vigorously pounded the desk with his gavel. Mr. Purroy, who was the only witness at the morning session, had taken the stindwhen the easew.m resumed. Referring to tho contracts he said nothing was done without the approval of the full board of commissioners. When the price of goods was taken up, Mr. Purroy said that then Mayor Hewitt told him that it would probably be better for the department to use goods that were not patented; that in many instances goods were just as good. The witness added, however, that Mr. Hewitt subsequently admitted that he was mistaken in this regard. Most of the supplies used by the department, the witness said, were patented. This added to their cost, but he said that where an article had merit it was given some consideration. "During my term of twelve yeans as a fire commissioner," said the witness, "I could have dismissed Smith without a trial, but 1 kept him because I found him honest and efficient. I kept him although he was a Republican and 1 a Democrat. We not alone kept him in the department but wo rewarded him by promoting him to the superintendency of the new bureau." "You were the executive head of the department, were you not?" asked Colonel Campbell, insinuatingly. "A good par: of It," was the witness' dry reply. "Well, about two - thirds of it?" "Now I should say about nine - tenths," replied Mr. Purroy. " thought you were all of it," retorted the lawyer. This was the beginning of the trouble. 'President LcGrange rapped for order, but. the witnes.3 and the lawyer kept at it. "I don't think this big bully should be tolerated," said Coluiiel Campbell to the president. "You are a big shyster and you can't bulldoze me." retorted the witness. "You are a big braggadocio." "You are a pettifogging lawyer." "You are more than that," retorted Colonel Campbell. . . Colonel Campbell again attportled , - lo BnSsi - i dent DeGratige to call the witness to order. "You are a gentleman." said Mr. Purroy tu President LeGrange; "this man is a pettifogging lawyer." "This language must cease." shouted President I - eG range, again bringing his gavel down with a thump. "I am the sweetest of men when I am treated right." said the witness. "Why was it that the Old Dominion Steamship company had a fire box free of charge, while the Sisters of the Poor had to pay for the service?" asked the lawyer. "What is the date - of those things?" asked Mr. Purroy, referring to the reports from which Colonel Campbell was reading. "I cannot give you the dates, but they were maintained by you ever since 1592." "Then X won't discuss it." said Mr. Purroy. "It may have been before the flood. Beside, I will not criticise the actions of any of the other commissioners who may have had the box placed there. I, as well as other members of the board, always was in favor of giving the boxes free of charge to charitable organizations, but the board was unable to procure all the boxes they wanted, as the board of estimate and apportionment would not give us sufficient money." "Tile contract reads that Mr. Martin B. Brown, the public printer, had a box free of cost," said Colonel Campbell. He wished to know why it was that Mr. Brown, a business man, making money from the city, should get a box without cost. "The same answer applies in this case. P.rown had the box when I became a member of the board." Mr. Purroy was asked about the poor feed that was given to the horses in the department during He said that while he was away the other ci mmissiom - rs had to mrct an emergency, for which $16,000 was required. For this reason and because of the delay of the board of estimate in appropriating more money the horses had to go without feed and the men in t he department, without towels and soap and such articles. He spoke of the way tho newspapers at the '::ne condemned the state of affairs. "Hut you said the newspapers were unreliable." said Colonel Campbell. "Well, like you, they get thinss right sometimes." retorted the witness. Here came another wrangle in which Purroy asked Colonel Campbell if he was going to make him misis his train again to - day. The lawyer said Mr. Purroy would catch his train all right if he would not give such long answers to questions. "My answers; are long because of the unintelligible nature of most, of your questions," replied Purroy. "Well," said Colonel Campbell, "I am through with you at last." "1 can't thank you," said Purroy to the lawyer as he stepped from the stand. "Your boss. Bill Tweed, did not thank me w'nen I prosecuted him." snapped Colonel Campbell. "Volt folk; have noc received vour just dues yet," replied Purroy. "Tho hangman will get you ffitne day." As Mr. Purroy moved - p the door, he turned and said: "Does anyone - else wish to take a whack at me?" Then be left. CRUSHED BY AN ELEVATOR. The Victim Supposed to Have Eoen Looking Down the Shaft - Waiter Sorortseii, :;." years old, a laborer employed by tho Otis Elevator company, was killed about h.'M o'clock tin's morning while ;at work in the Bowling Green o dices, the new building at 5 - 111 Broadway. Xew York. His head .'.as crushed in by a hod - hoisting elevator and he died before an ambulance could be secured. No ov saw the accident, but Edward Mc - G.'o, the elevator engineer, perceived tho jar and stopped the machine. Sorenseti was found on the second floor '.villi Ills head crushed. It Is supp sed lie must have been looking down through ti:c shaft and not. have noticed the car. S rensen is said to have lived at ICighth avotiip' arid One Hundred and Fifteenth street with a wife, and two children. OBITUARY. Joseph Wild, an old resident of Bay Ridge, died at bis homo, Fourth avonuo and Senator street, at an early hour this morning, llo hud been ill three months and only on Monday I last wa he removed from tho Oriental hotel ! at Maniia ttai: beach, where lie spent July find Augu - t. to !ns Bay Jtnlge House. Dr. Bruce Blackioar was his attending phyHician and the cause of death was heart trouble. Mr. Wild was born in Halifax, Yorkshire, Kngland, in the month of December, 18113. Ho, came to thirt I country when a youflg man, and in lSl'.l mado Brooklyn hiH home. He was a proHporous carpet mertthaut, and at the time of his death was I tlie senior member of the firm of Joseph Wild t Co. Mr. Wild was a member and a deacon of tho Greenwood Baptist church. 1 South Brooklyn, llo contributed largely : toward the building of churchea of that ' denomination throughout tho United StitcH. It was just after the war that ho bought what now constitutes the Wild cstatn in Bay Ridgo. , This is tho well preserved and partly wooded , land between Third and Fourth nvcnutn and j Senator and Sixty - sixth streetn. A big strip j of it was recently purchased for tho proposed : driveway leading to tho shore road. Tho fun - j eral services will tako place Saturday aftcr - : noon and tho interment will bo in Greenwood. I0NAL Chief Walker Delivers His Annual Address at St. Paul. OTHER DEPARTMENT REPORTS. Adjutant General Robbins States That the Active Membership of the Grand Army Is Now 340,61 0 Nearly $212, - 000 Was Spent in Charity During the Year Military Drill in the Public Schools. St. Paul, Minn., September 3 The fcCiow - ing reports were presented at to - day's session of the national encampment of the Grand Army assembled in this city. They include tho annual address of Chief Walker and re ports of the department chiefs and others. Chief Walker's address was hi part as follows: Chief Walker's Annual Address to the the National Encampment. "Comrades Last year the twenty - ninth national encampment mot for the first time south of the beautiful river, in the city of Louisville. The hospitality of the people of Kentucky was unbounded and we can never forget tho cordial reception extended to us on that occasion. It is a land of brave, generous - hearted, hospitable men and women. I send them your cordial greetings and beat wishes for their continued prosperity in their old Kentucky home. I sincerely congratulate you upon the fact that our peaceful progress has led us by pleasant paths to the northern border and wo pitch the tents of the thirtieth national encampment in this beautiful city of the Northwest, on the banks of the Father of Waters, where, with united voice, we salute again our dear country's (lag and bless the God of our fathers that it was His good pleasure to permit us to stand in the battle for its unity and to preserve so many of us to be partakers of its later glories." After discussing the reports of staff officers. Chief Walker continued: "Early in the session of congress I asked our pension committee to meet me in Washington, where we had a consultation with tlie congressional pension committee, and urgent - ,Iy requested that action be at once taken to stop the illegal suspending and sandbagging of pensioners thaf was going on all over the country. The congressional committee expressed a willingness to aid in the matter and all bills then before congress were taken up, carefully considered and such measures of relief as we believed could be passed were embodied in house bill No. a,54y, known as the Pickler bill. Our committee made no recommendations as to sections one and fourteen of said bill. There has been some criticism as to the advisability of these two sections, but the other measures of relief embodied in the bill were of such vital importance to all pensioners and must prove so beneficial in the administration of pension laws, that I deemed it my duty to urge its immediate passagg, which I did, both to members of congress and to the speaker of the house, to whom I made a personal appeal. As you are aware, the measure passed the house by a large majority, and is now pending in the senate. When this bill becomes the law, as I believe it will at the next session of congress, the unrest and anxiety among deserving pensioners will cease, as no pension can then be discontinued except for fraud, clerical error or mistake of fact. We are unalterably opposed to all frauds and of course want clerical errors and mistakes corrected whenever found. This law, when enacted, will guarantee to the pensioner that security and peace of mind which should come to him in his declining years. "The payment of all pensions by check through the malls was also urged upon the congressional committee. The measure was introduced by Mr. Overstreet of Indiana and has become a law. The salutary result, after two pension payments under it, have, I think, proven the wisdom o its enactment, in saving to pensioners and their families money from pensions heretofore lost through temptations and weakness. "In discussing this matter the question comes forcibly to me, the payment of pensions from the several agencies by mail having proven a success, why cannot all pensions be paid and mailed directly from the interior or pension department at Washing ton, and by so doing save two - thirds of the expense now incurred In keeping up pension agencies in nearly every important state? it would require but a few hours longer to receive a check through the mail from Washington than it does from the local agency, and would save a vast amount of money that could be applied to pension payments, as an ex - auditor of the treasury, through whose office pension payments are made, and who was one of the most competent men who ever filled the office, Informed me when consulted about the matter, that with fifty additional clerks in his department he could readily have paid every pensioner on the rolls. The expense of pension agencies last year was nearly half a million dollars. You can readily estimate the saving that would accrue frum such a change without detriment to the pensioner. "The last encampment directed that a test case be selected embodying the question 'that a pension when once granted became a vested right and can not be discontinued except by due process of law.' The council of administration selected the Long case, as they believed that It embodied the issues which we desired settled. The attorneys of Judge Long were consulted, and at their request the Hon. James C. Carter was employed to argue the case berore tho supreme court of the United States. The case came up for hearing in March, and after considering the matter for some weeks it was not decicied, but continued for a rehearsing in October. I recommend that Mr. Carter be continued in the case until the same Is decided. Woman's Relief Corps. "In all of the duties and labor of tho year the woman's reli"f corps, composed of loyal women of tho land, has been our constant friend and helpmate. I desire to add my testimony to that which has been frequently given by others In this position, to the loyal and efficient services of this noble auxiliary organization. Abundant in their special work of charity, helpful in every field of labor, full of patriotic enthusiasm and happy to share with us the labor and glory of our Grand Army life. It has been my pleasure during the past year to meet the national officers at Boston and at many conventions. I have heard good or it from all quarters; evil from none. I am glad, in this connection, to say a word in explanation of our attitude toward other organizations of women, who seek to be useful to the Grand Army. To those who have, or will give attention to the record, there can le no question that, the national encampment held in Denver, in 1883. gave rec ognition to the woman's relief corps as our auxiliary and that It Has remained silent in such action as to other organizations. The great success that has attended tho woman's relief corps has called into existenco other woman's organizations, and these very naturally have antagonized the older organization in the affections of veterans, until we have the humiliating spectacle of comrades who fought for four years in the same file and whose comradeship had been cemented in fifty battles, now at this late day in life, ruthless ly torn asuncU'r because their wives happened to belong to different woman's organizations. It is human nature and the good book de clares, 'that a man will leave father and mother and cleave unto his wife,' so this stato of affairs will continue until the encampment shall take some action that will finally settle tho matter. Hoping to accomplish something in this direction. I appoint a com - mittue of five comrades, composed of past commanders In chief, those Who had passed through the ordeal, to take up the question and see whether harmony or consolidation could not be brought about and the trouble stoppen. inis commitieo win report tne re - suit of Its efforts, which I trust have been pro ductive of good, and that harmony in the work of those organizations may bo secured.' Tho sous of veterans, the character of memorial day observance and other topics wore considered at. length. In conclusion Chief Wa liter said: "Wo meet to - day In a truo spirit of fra ternity, charity and loyalty. These annual gatherings of the men who rendered loyal, , uevotea aim patriotic services to t.neir coun tu - y In its hour cf peril, gives renewed : strength to patriotism, tends to elevate and adorn our nationul character and makes us ! stronger each succeeding year Wo meet with j no deslro to boast, of our services in the past ; Wo wero citizens before we became sol - diers, and volunteered at the call of our imperllod nation, that we might fulfill th highest duties of citizenship, and the lessons wo learned amidst the storniB of battle made us more mindful of our duties as citizens. , The men who saved tho nation can be depended upon to defend Its integrity and honor when assailed. The Grand Army stands for the lights of property and the supremacy of tho laws. It stands for law, and order, and Justice, everywhere and at all times. "Comrades, the trumpet of God is sounding. It is not the buglo call to battle. Tlie roar of cannon and the rattlo of musketry have ceased. The saber and tho bayonet flash only on parade. The bivouac, the camp, the march are only a dream. The battalions hear no more the hoarse 'Forward!' The shattered and glorious banners which you followed are carefully folded in legislative halls. The grass grows green over tho soldier's lonely grave and the bitter moans of sorrow mellow Into a song of sadness. The conflict of arms is over, but not the conflict of Ideas, nor the trials of tho people. The field is changed and now In the workshop, the home and at the Capitol, through the press and on the platform we must insist upon the maintenance' of law and order for which our comrades so nobly fought and so bravely died. We are called upon by the sacred memories of the past, in view of our needs and auspicious hopes, to cherish a lofty faith in the republic. Wo must have courage to meet our difficulties. We mtist remember that we have outgrown the past and that we have entered upon a new and higher national life. There need be no rancor or needless recrimination. We must be inspired by hope. Wo must stand together. We must forgive and forget. We must rub out old animosities and take fresh, unstained parchment, fit to receive the ideas and lessons of later times. We must carry hopeful hearts and cheerful brows. We must fill the veins of education and the organizations of industry with the spirit of liberty regulated by law. We must mold the life of tho nation by tho force of great moral ideas and rule through the royalty of principle, which can never, never be discrowned. Tribute to Dead Comrades. "Comrades, it is fitting, ere we enter upon the duties of another year, to pause upon its threshold, and, with one more backward glance, take leave of those who have thus far accompanied us on our march. Many who one year ago answered to the roll call hold their encampment to - day in the halls of heroes in Valhalla, with Lincoln, Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, Thomas and Logan. As we run our eye over tho old ros - ter, now dimmed with age and burnt with tears, we sadly realize how "many a star has shed its fatal ray upon those we've loved long since, and lost awhile." Few pests have escaped the invasion of the great conqueror and to many of us He has come very' close and torn from us those to whom we were bound by close encircling bands. More than seven thousand of our number with the short twelve months have crossed the starlit lino and ere another encampment assembles some cf this presence will join their comrades on eternal camping grounds. National, department and post officers have often been called upon to perforin the last sad rites over their fallen comrades, and with the simple bronze badge upon their breast, they have laid them away upon their shields. I speak of many you are thinking oi one. tjong nau ne served you and his state and nation faithfully; long had his firm, quiet character been a positive factor in public affairs. You learned to love him, you learned to trust him, you raised him to that high position for which he was so fitted. In the midst of his usefulnessthe Supreme Commander summoned him to a higher service. Death came suddenly and you laid him away at Madison amid the flowers moistened by the tears of many friends. But, comrades, he is not dead. A patriot never dies! His spirit moves among us to - day! We see him not, but tho inner s - oul catches tho sound of his voice as in yc - irs agone. He comes not to claim his won'', place, but in our hearts he asserts his ri; .s and while to - day we deliberate for the .velfaro of his comrades' may we still give Seed to the guiding counsel of cur departed tut ever living friend and comrade Lucius Fairchild. "Comrades, our work for this year Is nearly completed, and in returning to you, unimpaired, the trust your suffrages imposed, I desire to express my profound sense of appreciation. I hope that my efforts in behalf of our great organization have not been in vain, but that some lasting good has been accomplished. Permit me again to thank you for one of the greatest hon ors of my life, second only to that of being permitted to stand by your side in defending our country in Its hour of peril, which service made it possible for mo. to become a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. When your duty hero is performed and you return to your several homes may you each and all be constantly under the guardian care of Him who shielded you in the hot flame of battle, and finally, may each one of you hear from the lips of the Supreme Commander the 'Well aone, goou and faithful servant.' " Adjutant General Robbins Reports an Enrollment of 340,610. The report of Adjutant General Irvin Roh - bins contained the following: ine report of my predecessor showed that June 30, 1895, our membership in good stand ing was ooi.oju, uismmited among 7,303 posts, with 49,(100 members on "the suspended list, making a total of 407,23!) on the rolls. June 30, IS!)';, there wore 7,302 posts, containing 340, CIO comrades in good standing, with" 42, - 5G1 carried on the rolls as suspended. The gains were: Muster in, 13,4(17 ;' transfer, 5 - 41S; reinstatement. 13.095: delimment renorts 4,901; total, 30.SS1. The losses were: Deaths 7,293; honorable discharge, 1,283; transfers 5,912; suspension. 2S.033; .dishonorable discharge, 154; delinquent reports, 11, .285; total, .,,.,. me .minimi, expenuea m cnarlty for the year was $211,949, an increase of ?12,000 over the preceding year." The following table shows the strength of thoorganlzation of states: Mem - Dept. Alalia ma ... Al - izotia Arkansas Cab, Nevada Ce!.. Wye. . I'on.'nf - etieu:.. Iiel aware ... Ptori.la G - virgla Ida he Illinois Indiana Indian Ter. lew. t Kansa. - IC - tiit uckv ... Ui.. 'Miss .. Maiaf NTaryland ... Mass Michigan Minnesota .. Missouri Montana Mam - I''Ht. ber. - 3. 274 7.G02 '.'S 4.432 113 f,.Cil7 S 134 er.i 37.ii. - iS 20 sr,:; OS 35 I r;( 53 i. 1 - 10 5fi l,tf.'J2 C'17 31i.'cs2 3.0.,. - , 25 2..'lf.t) S5 2, 250 K 2 tliO 42 "52 5 170 112 4.7n'J SI 1.22S 50 2 400 70 2.013 275 11. 3M '.302 StO.filfl P st. b?es. I p.pr 13 Ifts Nebraska . . . .0 42 27 I New Hamp'e S.v, xt - iv .lerrev. I"' O.SKi ; New Moxlco. 52 1.99! ; Now York .. Cll 15.047 North Dakota ' - 2 7! ! Obi 2 " - ' Oklahoma .. V! fiWj Oregon 17 37o I Penn 711 21i,02fi j Potomac ... lli'i 2". .3jlth..ile Island 24S 'o'ni:h Dakota 1ft.2"24 i Tennessee . . i:t 437 410 14.72(1 1 Texas 1.13 31 le". i.n.'MTta'h ... 1,200 j Vermont e.;it2 ! Va.. N. i 212 - 2.2:!:', I W. VirL'in .in!, n,.:w, Wisconsin 13 S.170 4 - 2 55.577 Total IS 544 1 Report Upon Military Drill in the Public Schools. The report of Henry Adams, special aide in charge of military instruction iu the public schools, contained the following: "A misapprehension in regard to the practical features of military instruction "on the part of the public in general has interfered seriously with the development of the system. In point of fact, there is no military' "drill within the public schools. Ten minutes each day is usually given to physical develpoment exercises, using the 'setting up' form, which Is that laid down in infantry drill regulations, United States army. In connection with this is the teaching of civics, i. e.. forms of municipal, state and national government, In all the details connected therewith. The scholar is taught the resnonsihili tv of .ti.nl ship, the necessity of a pure ballot, reverence ror tne nag, respect for authority, prompt obedience, 'to do right because ir. Is rijin Tills system does not in any way lnterfero with or take tho place of any school work estaDiinc.i untior the ordinary curriculum It is optional with the scholars to organize companies and to choose their own officers from their own number. The companies drill once cacn week and entirely outside of school nonrs, and in no way connected with the school, except under tho contro) and advice ot tne principal, who usually acts as commandant. - . "After several years' experience and trial the results are most satisfactory. Tho pupil acquires improved school discipline, self control, dignified bearing atpl appreciation of wise leadership. Hundreds of letters have been received testifying to the good of the discipline on the incorrlglblcs. and tho records also show the pupils engaged in patriotic training and military instruction have higher and better records than those who are not of the organization." The report of A. J. Durbank. quartermaster general, showed receipts of $30,3ot and expenditures of $10,770, leaving a balance on hand of $in,;'i75. Tho assets are $12,131, and the investments $10,000. In his report. Inspector General Wallace II. Olin said: "The order genrally Is in a healthy and vlgoruK condition; It Is filled with a fraternity which only grows warmer as the years Increase; with u charity which flows from loving hearts and liberal hands and a loyalty which combines the steadiness of manhood with tho enthusiasm and effervescence, of youth. While the Grand Army maintains faithfully its three great principles It will remain a - , vitalizing, Inspiring force in our beloved land." FIRST ELECTION BULLETIN Issued To - day by tlie Brooklyn Board of Elections. VALUABLE INFORMATION GIVEN. Commissioner Woodruff Put Through, a Course of Sprouts by His Follo'w Cabinet Memters Veterans' PatrictlO League to Be Organized Stanchfleld and Free Silver Campaign Work Under Way. The board of elections has Issued the follow - ; ing political calendar: Election day, Tuesday, November 3, polls open at 0 A. M. and close at 6 P. M. Ke;,'istratloTi days First day, Friday, October 9; second, Saturday, October 1(1; third, Friday, October 10, and fourth, Saturday, October 17, t from 7 A. II. to 10 P. M., without Intermission. Filing of party certificates Those to be filed with .secretary of state; earliest day for regfU'lar party, httopu - mler 24; latest, October 4; Independent certillcates. earllwt day, September 24; latest, October 9; certllk - aties to be filed with the board of elections; earliest day for regular party, September 2tt; kitest, Octcber 3; independent certificates, earliest day, September z9; latest, Ootdbar 14. Lists for the appointment of election officials must be submitted to the board of elections on or before August 1; appointments to be made on or before October 1. Oath must be taken within five days after tho reception of the notice of appointment. Put Woodruff Through a Civil Service Examination. A feature of the reception of Li Hung Chang at the Union League club yesterday afternoon that was not on the programme oc menu cards was a civil service examination, or cross examination of Timothy L. Woodruff, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor. He sat with the rest of the mayor's cabinet, at a table in the dining room. When the coffee was served somebody popped the question as to whether there was a chance for Tim's election. The latter was modest enough to say he thought himself safe. At this point the cross examination began. One of the members of the cabinet wanted toknow if, In the event of his election, the candidate would need a telescope to see Warner Miller. The candidate parried the question by saying he had good will for all and malice for none. Gradually the cabinet got down to local conditions, but found the candidate non committal on all the questions that were put to him. Finally the cabinet accepted him and agreed that in the event of his election he would size up to their ideas of what a lieutenant governor should be. Veterans' Patriotic League to Be Organized To - night. Senator George W. Brush "will to - night with other veterans organize a Veterans' league for the support of the Republican national ticket. No notices have been sent to the veterans in this city by Senator Brush, but the publication of the prospective organization has been sufficiently frequent to reach all of them. The attendance to - night will In all probability be large. Senator Brush in speaking of 'the matter to - day said: "When the veterans meet to - night In the Johnston building the question as to the necessity of the movement will be taken up and discussed. The purpose will be to reach all the veterans and their friends by the circulation of literature and active missionary work. Who the officers will be I do not know. The meeting will have to determine that question. Does Stanchfleld Oppose a Free Silver Platform ? There was a rumor around town to - day to the effect that John B. Stanchfleld of Chemung county, a prominent candidate for the Demo - sratic gubernatorial nomination, would not make the race on a free silver platform. He is 'Said to have written a letter to one of - hl3 friend3 here defending his attitude. Stanchfleld is quite popular with the leaders here, but none of them would have anything to say as to his alleged latest attitude. Twenty - fifth Ward's Campaign Committee. The Republicans of the Twenty - fifth ward have organized a campaign committee, made up of one delegate from each election district. The delegates last night met at McDonough and Hopklnson streets and organized. Mr. Shlpman was elected chairman. Mr. Bennett secretary, and Mr. Smith, treasurer. Mr. Doggrell presided as temporary chairman. Colored Republicans Organizing for Mo - Kinley. All of the officers and members of the executive committee of the Colored Republicans' association. Kings county, fifteen in number, met at 315 Bridge street, last evening. On motion, each club was requested to appoint two of its members to co - operate with tho following sub - executive committee, - which was appointed to secure campaign headquarters and to arrange for a ratification meeting: W. R. Lawton, W. H. Grlmshaw, John Little, Pierre Henry and John H. Dickerson. Attertrary to Be Chairman of the Finance Committee. Walter B. Atterbury has been offered tho chairmanship of the finance committee of the Republican campaign committee. Chairman Brenner telegrapnerl nim to - day as to whether he would accept. The finance committee will be a largo body, including live men from each ward. GE00EET - ST0EE SEIZED. SHERIFF BUTTLING - LEVIES ON SMITH'S ESTABLISHMENT. The Seizure Is Made Under an Attachment Obtained by Smith & Welcome. Sheriff Buttling has soized the grocery, at 604 Marcy avenue, under an attachment obtained by Valentino K. Smith and Reuben S. Welcome of the grocery iirm of Smith fe Welcome, in Bedford avenue, against Rowland L. Smith, the proprietor of tho Marcy avenue store. The proprietor is charged with defrauding the plaintiffs by means of forged indorsements to oromieHory notes. Tho defondant is alleged to luivo forged the namo of his father - in - law, Thomas W. Wintner, sr.. who is a wealthy jeweler in Maiden lane. Now York. Mr. Wintner resides at 514 Willoughby avenue. The amount of the claim of tlie plaintiffs is $2,r0O. Smith t Welcome declare that tho defendant, Smith, agreed to purchaso from them the store in Marcy avenue for 93,500, promising to pay 61.000 in cash and $1,000 in thirty dayx, $500 in sixty days and 1,000 in" ninety days,. all to bo secured by tho defendant's notes indorsed by Thomas W. Wintnor, sr. The detondant, as alleged in tho complaint and in tho affidavits on which Justice Van Wyck granted tho attachment, paid $"1,000 and gars three notciti, dated August 1, purporting to be indorsed by Thomas W. Wintnor, sr., and were bo reproHented by tho dofendant. Tho first note for 91,000 at thirty days wont to protest, and Smith & Welcome visited Mr. Wintner to ask him iibout it. The affidavits stato that Mr. Winter told th members of the firm that the .indorsements on all the notes were forgories. Thoy also allege that the clel'ondant lias planned to get rid of tho storo to his brother - in - law, ThomaB W. Wintnor,jr.,and has entered into an agreement to dispose of part of tho property to him for $'2,200, of which Mr. Wintnor, jr. .has already paid 1 ,700 in throo installments of 3'JOO. 8700 and 20O Tho plaintiffs also allege that thoy found that Smith would hno disposed of tho remainder of tho storo if tho attachment had not been granted. They declare that Smith was not solvent and that they would not have aocoptod the notes had thoy not bolievod that tho indorsement of Mr. Wintnor was sound. The attaohmont wan procured from Juitioe Van Wyck lato yustorday afternoon by Tylor, Pratt .t Uibbnrd. GEORGE R. FITCH'S DEATH. Oeorgo It. Fitch, CO years of age in the oa ploy of the Unitod States mail service for tha past thirty - five years, died yesterday ! at hi homo in Jott'orson avonuo, Brooklyn. The deceased was stationed in the mail department of the Long Mand railroad at tho depot in Lonr Island City for twenty years.

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