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6 4 O'CLOCK EDITION TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 14, 1SU0. BBAZIL'S PEACE Threatened by Fitful Disturbances. latest Notts Rroiifrlit by the Steamship Herscliel The Republic Popular, but the People Tickle. The Brazilian steamship Hcrschcl arrived at Martin's stores at 10 o'clock this morning. She sailed from Kio do Janiero December 2 0. and brings a general cargo of Brazilian products. Captain Grimes could not be interviewed, as ho had to leave the ship on business as soon as she reached the dock, but the iirst otlieei Mr. MaxSieders. consented to enlighten an Eaoi.e representative upon Brazilian matters, as iol - lnwsr There was no trouble at Rio de Janeiro when we left on the :20th. nor any signs of an immediate conflict. Everything was quiet, exceedingly go. There had been, however, just before that a Email outbreak which might have resulted in something like a revolution had it not been squelched almost as soon as it appeared. It happened on the night of tne IStli of December, and tho trouble came about in this wise. There are a few officers and military men who are still very friendly to the imperial cause, who do a great deal of talking; in llio de Janeiro, and do it in such a way that it givns an injured innocence air to everything connected with the former reign of Bom Pedro. All their sayings are tinged with this style and some of them breed considerable mischief. On tho night of the ISth. however, a few of the officers of the Second ltcgiment of Artillery concluded that they had growled and crumbled long enough and that it was about time for them to do something to restore the Imperial Government. They accordingly raised tho old Brazilian ilag over their barracks, made speeches of a revolutionary character and brought out the whole force of militia and half the population to see what was going on. Nothing came of it, however, except that the disturbers were nromptly locked up in the fort, together with a few citizens who tried to aid them." "But wasn't there any blood shed at all?'1 "Not that I know of: yet I can hardly comprehend how so much shooting of small anus and firing of cannon as there was should not have resulted in the kUling of somebody. But, you see, we seamen when we are away from home, especially in a port like Kio de Janeiro in its present state, stick pretty closely to the ship and attend to our own affairs strictly, and that is why I am unable to tell you more about the riot. Th. - re may have been a number kiiled, but if there were, you may be certain that the new Government would be very careful, indeed, not to let the news reach the shipping district, and the 'e:ubliean newspapers would l'n,'ht shy of the news for the same reaBon. Von can imagine how meager our information was when the Brazilian men of war lying in the harbor ran down their flags at the first sign of commotion and had not put them out again when we left. They were simply waiting for information as to whether the revolution had been a success or not, and were in readiness to run up cither the old imperial or the new republic ensign. Up to the time when we lost sight of thrni from down the harbor they had not showed a Hag of any doscrip - tion. They simply lay th. - re at anchor, great silent hulks, with no decoration on them whatever, and taking no part in any action either for or against the new republic. It is a pity that those men of war could not be turned into freight boats or something that woul.l show that they had some usefulness. Even a schooner would have more enterprise than they exhibit. They simply look desolate, aimosl deserted one might Bay." But on land, are the militia very net - vein keeping order among the population 7" "Oh, yes. The militia amount to a great deal in this matter. They keep things jusl as the leaders of the republic desire - quiet. As soon as a squad of military men appear in a locality there is the same sweet peace there that pervades a schoolroom on the appearance of the master. But there are grumblings here and there among the people, nevertheless, and it is noticeable that no one tries to stop the growling but those interested in the government. The greater part of the - people appear to be fully satisfied with the Government, but if this is really (lie case, why d they listen to the harangues of those friendly to imperial reign '.' I don't think it would take so very much to stir up a revolution there to - day in spite of the vaunting of the Government officials and the carefully prepared newspaper items and telegraphic dispatches. The Government, even from my own 'limited observation, seems to feel that it might be founded a little more firmly." "Do you think there will be a revolution in Brazil before long ?" "I can't tell, of course, for the only people I taw were in Bio de Janeiio. Telegrams were received constantly from other parts of tho Brazilian States, all of winch denoted a most happy state of affairs. But then yon already know what the government officials have been doing with the telegraph since the overthrow of the empire. Anything outride of pure business that you get over the wires in Brazil to - day needs to be read with due allowance for tampering. But if all the people in the Brazilian States feel as the inhabitants of Bio de Janeiro I wouldn't be surprised to see those men of war redecorated with the old imperial flag." "Is there any change in the Government officials? Those of the CuBtom House, for in - st - ince." "No: they arc all just the same aB before. The same people in the same places." "And the police ? '' "No change whatever, except in the style of their buttons, which lack the ornamentation furnished under Dom Pedro's reign. The police have to be content with plain brass buttons now." The Brazilian newspaper, 0 I'oit, published in Rio de Janeiro, the capital, was brought by the Ilerschel. The lab - ! to hand bean, date December If). 1880, and contains an abundance of information rcgyrding the new state of attain) Hint ciuitrv. which is still attracting nnivtr - sii! attention. Prominent among its items are i - omc in the nature of dispatches from various towns and cities around llio de Janeiro, which relate to the feelings of the different places toward the new order and the expred. - - i.iiis elicited by the reception of news, the display of the new Ilag, etc. Some of these dispatches translated n ad as follows : Bp'ah, December 1 (i. We, the new Brazilian i itlzeiis who constitute the Italian colonies of San Pedro, Santa Helena. Bicas, Espirifo Santo, Santa li.irbara, Ilochedo, S. Joav and l"ha, congratulate ourselves with the provisional government over the - free and great country that has been born in UiU part of the American continent. Signed by the committee, composed of Joaquin Giogigi. Joeundi Marehi, Fernando Kqui, Narcino Micheli, Dr. Curios Del - vechio, 1'elieio Boco an d Doiningos Juliani. From Barra, under date of December 1 0, came the following intelligence from the State agent: "The new Brazilian " Mi was accorded a grand reception bore to - day. in which music, tlowers and unbounded enthusiasm played a great part.'' From Antonina the news was received that the Republican club of the place, before a large majority of the citizens, had publicly resolved to render all aid in their power to the Provisional Government to further the great work of restoration of the country. The news from li. - lcm was that on the 10th there were notable popular manifestations of lo.r.V.ty to the provisional government. From Mono Alto the communication to the newspaper 0 1'atz is to the effect that both the Portuguese and Italian colonies had celebrated with great enuthsiasm the intelligence of the decree of naturalization, the occasion being mad" memorable by music, fireworks and unlimited toa - ts to the Brazilian Republic. In S. Joao Nepomuceno, on tho 1 (jth, there was a public festival m honor of the thirtieth day of tiie proclamation of ilie republic, in which prominent parts were taken by Doctors .Miranda and Bolchior, the former a district judge and the latter president of the Municipal Assembly. The occasion was also taken advantage of for the laying of a cornerstone of a public building, which was followed by a civic march and religious exercises. Tho new naturalization law seemed to have been especially received with rejoicing, for from Bibeiro, Preto, Curityba and other parts the paper at hand received abundant news to that effect. At the first mentioned place the enthusiasm was largely shared by the foreign residents. At ntght a great demonstration was made, in which speeches and cheering the Republican government were heartily indulged in. Captain Bondot informed the paper that at Curityba the governor of that State bad visited the barracks of the Seventeenth Batalliou of infantry on the Kith, and had been received with great enthusiasm and escorted by the soldiers back to the palace, after drinking to the future welfare of the republic. From the same place, the Lieutenant Pinto de Olivcira Ramos wrote: "'The law of grand naturalization was received with great enthusiasm. The Republican Club convoked a mass meeting i" the public park, which was attended by an immense crowd, and of which the orator was Colonel Cardoso, Jr., who reveled in the highest flights of eloquence over the new law and invited the populace to lend all aid to the Provisional Government. The orator was deafeningly applauded, as was also Dr. Vincente Machado, who also spoke eloquently. The multitude, with Colonel Cardoso. Jr., at their head, then proceeded to the palace to salute the Governor, Marques Guimarres. Tho colonel made a rousing speech, upon which he was accompanied by the crowd to his own residence, wlic - r they tendered him their homage." The people of Tomba celebrated in similar manner, marching through tho stroet.t with a band of music at their head, and - uttering forth hearty congratulations and best wishes for the new republic. Di imautiua, the City of San Francisco, sent the following dispatch: "Hereby we salute the provisional government, the Brazilian Federal Republic, and these citizens: tho bravo maiahal, Deodoro da Fonscca; the republican chief, Quintino Bocayura, and Dr. Benjamin Constant.' - In the same issue of 0 J'alz ib published a political manifesto issued by Joso Bernardo de Me - deiros at Natal December 3,1889. In it the author, noting in lofty strains the fact of tho peaceful chaugo in the government, tho sincere, frank and enthusiastic adhesion to the new orcier 01 things, the important oircumstnuoeB fj w&wa tho national reconstruction must bo reproduced, considers the possibilities of the occasion and draws a brilliant picture of tho future from his obseivation of tho present. In conclusion ho avers that the deeds of yesterday, as it were, will open up an epoch of greater importance than can be conceived, and urges his fellow citizens to render with firmness ami courage nil assistance in their power to those in command, that the obstacles may be sooner and tho more easily disappear from the path leading to the glorious end in view. STANLEY ARRIVES AT Sl'BZ. From Dnnlap's Cable News Company. Cairo, January 14. Stanley has just arrived hero from Suez, on the special train Bent out for him by the Khedive. He appears to be in good health, but has aged considerably during his latest excursion into tho Dark Continent. , . c MUCE ELECTED SEXAT0H. Columiius, O., January 14. Calvin C. Brice (Dem.) was elected United States Senator on ho first ballot, receiving 70 votes. Foster (Rep.) received 06 votes. A BIG BRIDGE Which Mayor Chapin Wants Across the East River. The Bill Authorizing Its Construction Introduced by Senator MeC'arren To - day. Other Brooklyn Measures Heady. Special to the Eagle. Aluany, N. '.. January 14. The Tammany Senators, having had a good night's rest sineo the committees were announced, met with their Democratic colleagues in caucus this morning and were in a cooler framo of mind than last night. Mr. Cantor and two or three of his associates thought last night that it would be well for the Democratic Senators to resign their places on committees by way of rebuke to the majority in the Seuate. When Mr. Jacobs - opinion on the matter was asked, he said that for ten years Democrats had Justly claimed that they had been deprived of just numerical representation in the Legislature, yet no one had resigned because of the injustice. Senator McCarrep made a similar statement, and held that although Democrats had been badly treated, the Republican leader had violated no law in making up his committees. Tho sensible declarations of tho Kings County Senators convinced Mr. Cantor and his friends that it would be folly for Democrats to refuse to serve on committees, and so there will be no such action taken. Of the several Brooklyn bills here the most important is one which was introduced by Senator McCarren. The bill provides for tho construction of a bridge over the Bast River, to commence at or near Broadway, in the Eastern District, and to be so constructed that it shall cross the river as directly as possiole to some point at or near Grand street, New York. The construction of the bridge shall be made the charge of six Commissioners. The Mayor of New Vork shall appoint one Commissioner and the Mayoi of Brooklyn a second Commissioner. The Mayor and Controller of New York and the Mayor and Controller of Brooklyn shall, by virtue of their offices, be Com - missioned of the bridge. Terms of office, two years. Salary of the two appointed Commissioners to be $5,000 each. To meet the expenses of construction each of the two cities is authorized to issue and shall issue bonds not to exceed the sum of f 1. ",,000,000, and one - half of said total amount, or so much as may be necessary, shall be issued by the City of New York, and one - half of said total amount shall be issued by tho City of Brook lyn. This bill is said to be in accord with tne views of the Mayor, as stated in his recent message. It will probably moet with opposition from some New York Senators who thinks that if there is to be a new bridge Brooklyn should shoulder the entire cost of construction. Corporation Counsel Jenks and his associate.Mr. Richard Gree nwood, are here. Mr. Junks has to appear before the Court of Appeals, and has brought four Legislative bills with him. One bill is a proposed amendment of the Arrears act which comes from Controller Jackson's office. It provides that the Corporation Counsel, wherover requested by the Controller, shall cause the notices required by the act to be served on owners and mortgagees of lauds purchased by the city. It also provides that money to be paid by the city, or purchases in bohalf of the city, and expenses incurred by departments under the provisions of this act, when certified by said heads of departments and approved by the Mayor, shall bo paid by tho Controller out of tho revenue fund. The Controller is obliged to make certain inquiries and searches concerning the titles of lauds acquired by the city under thelArrears act. and the purpose of the bill to be introduced to - day is to make clear how tho t - xpensos of making researches, serving notices, etc., shall be met. Another provision of the bill gives the Controller power to assign any certificate of sale to any person who may pay to him tho full amount which would be required to be paid for redemption of lands sold on account of arrears, including all sums paid for taxes, water rates and assessments. Mr. Jenks has a second bill which permits property owners subject to Prospect Park assessments, now paid in installments running for a number of years as an annual charge on property, to pay in full all assessments. That is to say, a property owner may wipe out the assessments in one payment. The other two bills brought hero by Mr. Jenks have been published in the Eaolk. One is entitled "An act in relation to several improvements in Brooklyn and to provide for the issue of bonds for the same." The third bill is entitled "An act in relation to the acquisition of lands for public parks by the City of Brooklyn and to provide the means of payment theretor.' In the Assembly Mr. Weed, of Kings, introduced a bill exempting honorably discharged Union soldiers from jury service. As. - emblyman Mnllaney has introduced a bill which it is hoped will wipe out the pool rooms of New York, by making all persons acting as agents for betters guilty of a misdemeanor, and subject to a ?2, 000 line or one year's imprisonment. THE EAST ltlVEIt TL'.NNKf, I'ltOJECT. Special to the Eagle. Alij.'.ny, N. Y., January 14. Articles of association of the Last River Railway Company were filed to - day with the Secretary of State.' The directors are T. A. Patterson, of Brooklyn; Benjamin S. Henning, H. C. Hil - niers, Otto Andr ae, Jr., Alexander Curtis and J. C. O'Brien, of New York; Albert Whitehill, of NYwburgh: . Grinuell Bunt, of Warwick, and C. W. Smith, of Chicago. The capital stock is to be il 00,000, and tho length of the road will bo about three - fifths of a mile. It is proposed to commence it in the Eastern District of Brooklyn near South Seventh street, and thence partly in cutting and party under ground to the East River; thence under East River by means of a tunnel, and under the lauds and Btreets in tho City of New York to a point near Broome street, MRS. MEEKER DEAD. Mrs. Bertha Young Mocker, wife of Theodore VY. Meeker, and daughter of Henry S. Styles, one of the old pioneers of the Bedford district, died at her father's residence, 232A Putnam avenue, this morning. Mrs. Meeker was an active worker in the Bedford Reformed Church and teacher in the Sabbath school for a number of years. Tho funeral services will be held at the family residence, 232A Putnam avenue, on Thursday, January 10, at :; o'clock. Interment in the family plot in Evergreens Cemetery Thursday afternoon. SL'K'IDK Oft MURDER! Mute evidences of a crime were found by an officer of the Seventeenth rreeinefc early this morning at the Manhattan Beach Railroad crossing at East New York. It consisted of a man's felt hat, covered with blood ami containing two bullet holes in the crown. It was carried to the station house and Captain French immediately detailed several officers to investigate. l'UKSlDKNT MCCARTY OX TIIE WATER SUPPLY. Aldermanic President MeCarty said to - day that the views expressed by him a year ago in regard to the water supply and the Ramapo Company (quoted in the communication of Mr. Evans, the head of the company, to the Board yesterday) remained unchanged. He was still of the opinion that the rapid growth of the city would compel the authorities to procure water from some outside sources. He thought tho company should have a hearing. CHAIRMAN BUSLKV'S FIKST COMMITTEE. Chairman pro tern. Baisley to - day appointed Supervisors O'Brien, Riggs, McGuire, Lockwood and Willis as a Special Committee on Rules to report at the next meeting of the Board. TIIE WEATHEIt. INDICATIONS. Washington, D. C, January 14. For Eastern New York, colder; fair to - day; warmer Wednesday; northwesterly winds. WHAT IiUOOKLYNITKS MAY EXPECT. "The cyclone of yesterday," said Sergeant Dunn to - day, "has moved off tho coast of Nova Scotia. Light snow fell to - day in Dakota, Montana and Utah, light rain in Texas. The cold wave is in the Northwest, 24 degrees below zero at Bismarck. In Brooklyn to - night it will bo slightly colder, and the probabilities arc warmer and fair weather to - morrow. The highest wind in Brooklyn last night was - 12 miles an hour from the West," IIKCOHO OF THE THERMOMETER. The following is the record of the thermometer as kept at tho Brooklyn Daily Eagle office: 2 a. m 3K 10 A. M. .'id :m 40 4 A. M ;io IS y. m..., 2 P. M. ;i p. m. IS A. M 8 A. H ... 40 Averapo toniuoraturo to - day Average temperature saino date last year.. HIGH WATER. The following is the official announcement of the time and duration of high water at New York and Sandy Hook for to - morrow, January 15: 1. A. M. . 1'. ill. - Timo.i Hoislit. Tiinn. , lloiirlu. I n. M, I K.iut. I u. M. I l - 'oat. Dui - a'nof , i RUo. i Fall. : II. M. 1 H. M. Now York. !2:1!) Baudy Il'ki :J:0:)! 4.1 4:j U.7 r:.")4 o.O i!U:0S 0::j7 I 0:11 MOVEMENTS OF OCEAX VESSELS. AIlMVED TUESDAY, JANUARY 14. Ss Umbrla, I,iverpoot, Now YGi'S. Saba DourgOBD", Hvro, Now York, Sa Do RuUor, Antwerp, New York. Us SQandia, Hamburg. New York. AllRIVKD AT FOItElOH VOUTB. & 8tt ol HeTAdfa 2ien k, OlMgQW. READY TO VOTE. The Baldwin and Woodruff Forces Arrayed, A Close Contest Certain, With tho. Odds in Favor of the Latter Talk of Bribery. Before the Battle. So great has been the interest in tho contest for the chairmanshipof the Republican General Com - mitteo that it is not unlikely that standing room will bo scarce in tho Athoneum this evening, whon tho election takes place. The leaders of the Baldwin and the Woodruff factions havo been busy all day in search of delegates. It is already concoded that the election will bo a close one, and each faction is devoting all its power to secure the attendance of every delegate believed to favor its cause. Some important morning conferences lead to an impression that Woodruff will win. The usual rumors antecedent to every election are heard, but little orodenco is placed in thorn as they can not be traced to reliable sources. Talk of bribery is indulged in, but inquiry traces such talk to tho innocuous statement that one man heard another man say that he heard some ono Bay bribery had been resorted to. The most interesting bit of news in connection with the contest is to the effect that the followers of David A. Baldwin will not insist on the seating of the delegates olectod at the primary in tho Twelfth Ward on November 10 last. It will bo remembered that A. S. Hunkolo was then elected president of the ward association in place of Thomas Dacy and a delegate to the General Com - mitteo ex - oftieio, William Dillon, was elected to serve in place of Harvey Tomlinson, who resigned, and John Kane was elected in place of George W. Jones, whoso term expired. That election was contested by Herman Struck and others opposed to James Johnson, on the ground of fraud. Mr. Johnson favors the election of David A. Baldwin while Mr. Struck is anxious to see Franklin Woodruff re - elected. Tho General Committee at its last meeting decided that fraud had been resorted to to carry the .primary and ordered a rc - enrollment of tho ward which has taken place but the new primary has not been held. Tlio followers of Mr. Baldwin claimed that thoy were being unfairly troated because tho primary was not ordered before tho meeting of tho General Committee at which tho election for officers was to occur. They further said that delegates Dillon, Kane and Hnnkele would present their credentials to - night and claim their seats as delegates. From this stand it is said they have receded and the followers of Franklin Woodruff are jubilant because of the retreat. The Woodruflites assert that the Baldwin people dare not contest the rejection of the delegates because the matter would have to be referred to the General Committee and a vote by delegates taken on it. This test vote would show the real strength of both factions and make tho election a mere formality. They also assert that the Baldwin people hope to gain delegates from the Fourteenth. Fifteenth, Sixteenth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth wards who will think Baldwin a sure winner when the votes up to tho Twelfth Ward are taken, and they do not wish to show those wavering delegates what strength Woodruff has all over tho county. Friends of the Baldwin people, on iho other hand, say that a test vote is not desirable because many delegate havo pledged themselves to vote just once for the Baldwin side and might consider themsolves released by their vote in connection with the Twelfth Ward matter, as some delegates did when Mr. Thomas McSYhinney was elected State Committeeman. This action of the Baldwin people also brings up another question. By it they virtually concede that the primary was illogal. The Twelfth Ward, is entitled to representation in the committee and Dacy and JoneB would seem to be in tho position of delegates holding over and, therefor, entitled to seats. Should they present themselves a test vote might havo to be taken. The appointment of John W. Marshall as Sup - erintendentof Federal Buildings, a placo to which Mr. Michael J. Dady aspired, it is thought may havo tho effect of causing Mr. Dady to take sides with the Baldwin people. Mr. Dady may have his eye on something equally as good, however, and that to - night's election will determine. , MKS. JANE 0. FAKLEY DEAD. Tlic Affed Iady lixpirod Til in loruiilff at Her Bl! oiiio. MrB. Jane C. Farley, the wife of the venerable Dr. Frederick A. Farley, for so many years pastor or the Church of the Savior, died this morning at her home, i:su Pacific street, at the age of 87. Both Dr. and Mrs. Farley have been identified for nearly half a century with all that is best in the social and intellectual lifo of Brooklyn, and Mrs. Farley was admired and beloved by a wide circle. The sympathy extended to her venerable husband will be earnest and far reaching. Mrs. Farley was born in Boston in 1803, of good Unitarian stock. Her father was Charles Sigourney, and Lydia Huntley Sigourney, tho raoBt popular American poetess of her time, was tho wife of Mrs. Farley's brother, Charles Sigourney. Her older sister married tho youngest brother of the Rev. Dr. Channing, the distinguished Unitarian leader, and when, in ISliO, Jane Carter Sigourney was married to Frederick A. Farley, tho ceremony was performed by Dr. Channing and his associate pastor, Dr. Gannett. Mr. Farley was at that time in his first pastorate at Providence, R. I. Ho camo to Brooklyn at the organization of Church of the Saviour, in 184 1, as its pastor, moved into his present house on Pacific streot, and there Dr. and Mrs. Farley have lived ever since. Mrs. Farley was a woman of brilliant mind, as early Unitarians were apt to be, and her intellectual gifts wero cultivated by a thorough education and a wide and scholarly teaching of the older English literature. Her active life was passed befoie the days of multiplied charitable and literary organizations of women, but she was instrumental in the establishment of some of tho older charities and she had a remarkably wide social acquaintance and a large circle of personal friends, including many of the leading men and women of the city. In this circle her opinions were rough t and her gracious personality and social charm were widely recognized. Mrs. Farley was one of the founders of the Samaritan Society in her husbands church and was interested in the Orphan Asylum and the Graham Home, but she always shrank from official prominence in connection with such work. Mrs. Farley had four children, two of whom, Frederick C. Farley, of Milburn, N. J., and the widow of United States Commissioner John A. Osborne, are still living. Her illness has been long and distressing, but has been softened by the devoted care of her daughter and her son in law. o S0J1E ACCIDENTS UNAVOIDABLE. Wliy Judge Harden Oismissed a Stilt for Damage. Judge Bartlett, in the Circuit Court yesterday afternoon, dismissed the suit of John O'Brien against the Manhattan Railway Company tore - cover $15,000 for personal injuries. O'Brien was handling coal in cans on an elevator in the company's building at Morris and Greenwich streets, New York. Ilo had to step upon a plank, and, he says, owing to insufficient light ho slipped and fell, injuring himself so severely that gangrene of the lungs resulted. It was shown that the water in the gas pipes had frozen. In granting L i wyer Frederick A. Ward's motion to dismiss Judge Bartlett said: This company did its full duty toward this employe and the others who were called upon to work in the same place when it providod, so fains this caso is concerned, suitable light at the point where the accident happened. I am unable to see how any negligence can be imputed to it. unless it is held that it was bound to daily and almost hourly inspection of the gas there, which, I think, would be unreasonable; or unless some notice had been given to them of the dark condition of that part of tho building. It does not appear to have come to anybody's attention that the place was dark until this man very unfortunately, ami wo must assume for the purposes of this motion, without any negligence on his part suffered this injury. But we cannot shut our eyes to the fact that there area great many accidents that are inevitable, or, at all events, for which nobody is to blame. I am inclined to think, from the ovidenco in this case, that the law does not hold the defendants liable, that they had fulfilled their obligations to keep the placo properly lighted and that they had no notice that it was dark on this occasion. . . WILL ALL BE SEW CARS. Thosv to be Hun on Fulton Street Surface Hoiid l'o - morrov. To - morrow morning fifty new cars, buiit by the Lewis & Fowlor Manufacturing Company, will take tho places of the old ones now in use on the Fulton street line of tho Brooklyn City Road. They are especially designed to cater to tho class of patrons composed of ladies and children. They have for their predominant color a deep orange and aro handsomely lettered. The running gear is of the new tyue which has been found to secure tho best results looking to easy riding. The seats are broad and have easy backs. They are upholstered with axminster carpet. The ventilators, extend along both sides of the top of the car and aro controlled by hand pieces operating screw arrangements, which mako possiblo any desired degree of deflection. The expanso of glass is relieved by tho side braces of the roof. The cars are heated by modern radiators with handsome nickel piatod trimmings. Tho windows arc large, running six on a eido to the top of the roof, and aro of plate glass. For night service six lamps in each car, two in the center and two at each end, furnish abundance of light. The cars have bronze trimmings. IiltOOKLtN BANK ELECTION'S. Tho stockholders of tho Brooklyn Bank to - day elected the following directors and inspectors of election: Directors Richard U. Duyekinek, Henry P. Morgan, William Sinclair, John Lefferts, Elias Lewis, Jr.; Clement Lockitt, Thomas H. Messenger, Joseph S. Hibbler, John Ditmas, Jr.; Timothy Hogan, George V. Sholdon. George W. Bergen, Frederick Janson. Inspectors S. Warren Sneden, Abraham F. Ditmas, Edward D. White. FIBE INSURANCE. The Williamsburgh City Fire Insurance Company makes a flattering exhibit of financial prosperity in its annual statement published to - day. Thirty - four per cent, having been earned during the year, and twenty per cent, in dividends paid to stockholders. A TRUCKMAN'S BAD FALL. Tatrick Harris, who livos in New York, fell off a truck at tho corner of Jay and Plymouth streots yesterday afternoon and sustained B6"M0 scalp wounds. He ws taken home. THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE - TUESDAY, JUgj881? DEADLf COLD O.V THE PLAINS. Seventeen JLcrsoii Frozen to Death by thc Illizzard. Cheyenne, Wyo., January 14. There is twelve to eighteen inches of snow in the western end. of the Territory. This has crusted, and with tho freezing of the water holos cattle, sheep and horses aro perishing all over tho range. An owner hero yesterday received word from his ranch m that soction that scarcely an animal that could not bo fed would survive. Horses have worn their hoofs to the quick trying to boat through tho crusted snow. Cattle and sheop aro simply helpless. Game has been driven from tho mountains and antolopo havo been killed within tho city limits of Evanston, whilo Btock has drifted to tho railway. Saturday and Sunday wero intensely cold, and two moil were frozen to death. Wichita, Kan., January 14. It was not so cold yesterday and tlio wind blew less violently, giving a chance to send in wagons, provisions from Liberal west fifty and seventy miles to tho reliof committeoa in Stevens and Martin. Seven deaths havo boon roported to tho committee in Martin and ten deaths in Stevens Counts'. The names in Martin ns far as learned are Ira and Jennio Williams, Thomas Wilson, Opie Stiles and Agnes Thompson. In Stevens among those who perished wero S. lloinmcrville, wife and two children and P. C. Barrett, wife and child. It is hoped that tho worst of the storm is over. Unless it is there will doubtless bo many deaths. Kanhah City, Mo , January 14. Tho blizzard which ragod all day Sunday throughout Kansas and Nebraska was phenomenal on account of the snddenness of the storm and the high temperature Just preceding it, and at its close much suffering is Btiro to follow among live stock. At many places tho drifts are from ton to twelve foot deep. In the northwostern part of Kansas tho snow fall is unprecedented, and in the town of Hiawatha all travel is stopped except in beaton paths. Railroads have mot with much trouble, not only from tho snow, but from (racks being damaged by high water. Tho greatest danger to bo anticipated from the storm in Kansas is a coal famine in somo of tho smaller towns. Hit. CIIAUbES PRATT ON "THRIFT." Mr. CharleR Pratt, so well known in the city in connection with Pratt Institute and other benevolent and progressive enterprises, is expected to speak to - night at the members' monthly meeting of the Young Men's Christian Association. His subject is "Thrift." The object of his coming is to show tho members of tho Christian Association how thoy can mako thoir young men more saving by establishing a Thrift Association. Mr. Pratt has given much study to this subject and a very interesting and profitable address Is expected. POLICE STOP IT. "Work on Arbuckle's Flats Suspended. Bow Windows Become an Element of Dispute Between the Builders and the Local Authorities. Tho police yesterday put a Btop to the work on tho Arbuckle apartment house, in course of erection at the corner of Columbia heights and Orange street, and arrested tho superintendent, James D. Kinney, of 82 Wyckoff street, and Jamos Martin, a bricklayer, who lives in the new ward. The cause ot arreBt is tlie laci tnat inreo bow windows are being built two feet over the street line, contrary to the city ordinances. Three moi.thi ago Charles Arbuckle filed plans witii the Building Department for an apartment house to cost about $250,000. It was to be the finest apartment house in tho city and was to have three bow windows, one on Orange street, ono on Columbia heights and one on the corner. Thebnildingwasto be thirteen stories or 1G5 feet f romlthe curb to tho pinaclo. Mr. Arbuckle is proud of his building and intends to occupy apartments in it when it is finished. Building Commissioner Piatt called Architect Freeman's attention to tho fact that in the plans the bow windows extended two feet into tho street beyond the building line. Mr. Freeman said that would be all right, as arrangements would be mado with the property owners on both streets. Arrangements could not be made with the adjoining property owners and complaints began to bo made to the Building Department. This department could do nothing and .... . . .1 finally a petition was sent to me iny iyoiab Department. Superintendent Kinney was noti - fied that he waB building contrary to law, but ho paid no attention, keeping right along with his work. Then Captain Eason was told to stop the work and arrest the superintendent and anyone caught at work on the objectionable bow windows. The captain sent Patrolman McKenna up there yesterday afternoon and he arrested Kinney and Martin, who was laying bricks on the Orange street bow window. This stopped work for the day on the building, which has reached a height of two stories and a half. Work, however, was resumed this morning on the building, but not on the bow windows. These will remain as they are for tho present. They will either have to he torn down or else tho consent of tho property owners must be obtained. The building has a front of 75 feet on Columbia heights and extends 100 feot on Orange street. This morning Kenney and Martin were arraigned before Justice Walsh and were represented by Lawyer Thomas J. Tilney. Mr. Arbuckle did not put in an appearance. The chargo against them was that they had violated Section 2 of Article VI of the City Ordinances, which says: No person shall construct any bow window which shall extend into any street more than one foot from the wall of any house or other buildings. The accused pleaded not guilty and wero paroled to appear for examination on the 2i!d inst. "If we have to tear down those bow windows," Baid Mr. Tilney, "there arc over one hundred such windows in Brooklyn that will have to come down. Why, tho bow window of the Hamilton Club extends five feot into the street. I think wo can make arrangements with the property owners, at least Mr. Arbuckle thinks so." . o ANOTHER CHAKUE AGAINST HIM. - I'll i Hips Seems lo ISave Itecu an Old ISaml at the ISii - i'mcws. A. O'Sullivan, manager of C. C. Shayne's wholesale fur house, at 103 Trince street, New York, went down to Raymond Streot Jail yesterday afternoon and identified James Phillips, the minis - terial looking thief, as a young man who culled at his place last Saturday afternoon and stole a plush garment valued at $00. Phillips pleaded guilty in Justice Walsh's Court yesterday to stealing a coat from Goldstein's clothing store, in Myrtle avenue. Ho will bo sentenced next Monday. O'Sullivan said that Phillip drove up in a light wagon to his placo Saturday afternoon, jumped out, walked into the store, grabbed tho garment and walked out again. Ho got into tho wagon and was driving off when a clerk, who had recovered from his astonishment, rushed after him and grabbed the garment from the wagon. He. however, allowed the thief to get away. O'Sullivan says that Phillips made a slight mistake in taking the plush garment. In tho next pile wero a lot of J800 seal garments and he had evidently intended to get away with ono of them but in his hurry mistook the pile. Ho had visited the store before and knew tlie location of the various garments. O'Sullivan says - that when Phillips serves out the scntenco that Justice Walsh will impose on him, ho will havo him taken to New York on the chargo of stealing from Mr. Shayne. There aro Boveral other complaints against Phillips. DEATH OF MKS. MARGAKET PAfTERSO.Y. What Was Supposed to be Influenza Proved to bo Paral ysin. Margaret S. Patterson, widow of the late George Patterson, died at the rcsidoneo of her father in law. Mr. W. Patterson, ;J07 Congress street, this morning, of paralysis. She was taken ill tho day after Christmas with what was at first supposed to be influenza, but which provod to be paralysis. Sunday before last there was a painful stroke, followod by one moro severe on last Sunday, from which she never recovered. Mrs. Patterson was tho daughter of James Sloaue, at one time alderman of; Nashville, Tcnn. She was 43 years of age and of a very pleasing disposition and made frionds of all with whom she came in contact. Her three children, two boys and a girl, survive her. Tho funeral services will bo held at Mr. W. Patterson's house on Thursday evening and will bo conducted by tho Rev. Mr. Hubbard, pastor of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Tho interment will be in Greenwood on Friday. HE CARRIED A DIG GUN. A Wicltcd Looking Italian Sent to Jail for Ten Day. Joseph H. Reid, of 355 Bridge street, was standing on the corner of Myrtle avenue and Gold street, early this morning, when Vincenzd Uston - ello, a wicked looking Italian, passed with a woman on his arm. Ustonello, who was drunk, safd something in Italian to Reid and then whip - pod out a hugo revolver and pointed it at him. Reid ran for his lifo and shortly afterward met Sergeant Dodgo, of tho First Precinct. Ho told tho Bcrgeant that tho Italian had triod to shoot him. Tho sergoant arrested Ustonello and took a 45 caliber Colt's revolve? from his inside pookot. This morning Jnatico Walsh sont tho Italian to jail for ten days for carrying tho revolver. Ub - tenello said that ho carriod it to protect himself from thieves. TRIED TO KIDNAP A BOI. William Alpz, 21 years of age, a grocer, living at 1,027 South Twenty - first Btreot, Philadelphia, was arrested this afternoon by Patrolman John Scaulon, of tho Tenth Precinct, on complaint of Mrs. E. H. Bunker, 107 Clinton street, who chargOB him with kidnapping Willie Martin, 13 years of age, who haa been in her charge for a number of years. Alpz took the boy from School 15, Third avenuo and Sohermerhoru street, this afternoon. . KNOCKED OUT BY A BOOTBLACK. James Dougherty, of 103 First place, quarrolod with a bootblack on a Hamilton avouuo ferryboat JaBt ovouiug about tho prico of a slime. Tho bootblack struck Dougherty on the head with his box, knocking him senBoloss. Tho injurod man's wound was dressed by Ambulance Surgton Ni - deoker and ho was looked up for intoxication. Xbia morning he was lined $1 by Jostles Tigho. SHELVED SNOW. The Venerable Captain a Victim of Circumstances. What Trouble With Inmates of tho Sail - ors Srniir Harbor Led To at Yesterday's Election of Ofilcers. Tho difficulty whioh ended by Captain' Snow, who for twonty yoars has boon the nrosidont of tho Marino Sooioty, and Governor Trask, tho treasurer, and the others of tho old Board of Officers being beaten yesterday and a now set of officers elected for the Marine Society not tho Snug Harbor began at tho Snug Harbor somo time ago. When the institution was founded by Captain Randall his will orovido.l that Buporan - nuatod and disabled sailors of foreign birth, whether citizons or not, who had sailod undor tho American flag for five years during their lifo at one timo or in various periods in tho aggregate should be admitted to all the privileges of nativo born sailoi'B in tho institution, all without money and without prico. As tho years went by the porcentago of foreign born sailors living at tho institution grew larger, day by day, until now, out of the 800 inmates, 00 per cent, are of foreign birth. ThoBO men, many of them, are American cit izens, because they could not help being so, having served as soldiers or sailors in tho lato war. Hundreds of the others have taken out their citizenship papers whilo inmatos of tho institution. These men, the majority of whom aro totally ignorant of tho attributes of American citizenship, become a post to the neighborhood, because every election day they would bo bought up in a body and marched to tho polls to vote en masse sometimes for one party and sometimes for tho other. An investigation was ordered and it was found that on a reoent election 500 of tho 800 inmates had sold thoir votes. Captain Ambrose Snow, one of tho trustees, says that tho owner of a gin mill, which he claimed is supported entirely by tho mono.v earned by the old sailors inside tho institution gates because they aro paid for every hour's work thoy do was the candidate for an office at a rocent election. Ho had fixed it so the gatekeeper of the Snug Harbor could engineer tho deal and the matter waB fixed accordingly. The saloonkeeper, who would have been beaten otherwise on a fair and representative vote, got the vote of the old sailors in a body, was elected and the wiH of the people contra - verted. As threats had been mado by tho trustees on former occasions that anyone against whom rote selling could bo proven should be expelled, tho trustees were now in a quandary what to do. They could not expel tho 500 man against whom tho crime was proven, no thoy solootad twelve of tho ringleaders and expelled them from the institution and tabooed them forever. These men, against whom there were Bevoral other oom - plaints for drunkenness, disorderly conduct, eto., then wont to the office of a New York paper and complained that they had boon expelled from tho Snug Harbor for voting tho Domocratio ticket. Tho sequel to the matter was that one desperate fellow tried to Bhoot Trask and is now lying in tho Richmond County Jail awaiting trial for tho offense. None of tho offenders was native born. As for Captain Trask, nobody, not even himself, denies that he is a very severe disciplinarian, eomewhat of a martinet, in fact, and to deal with tho class of men ho had to doal with it was absolutely necessary, beeauso to giro them tho finger was to have them take tho whole hand and walk all over him. AH the inmatos had to do at tho Snug Harbor was to behave themselves with a reasonablo dogreo of propriety and they never fell bepeath Trask's notice. The agitation, however, which was started, made many of the members of tho Marino Society uneasy, as it was generally supposed, by many of thorn who wero not as well posted as they might be that the society was tho custodian of the Snug Harbor property. Thoy went to Captain Ambrose Snow and began questioning him concerning tho rumors of Trask's alleged brutality at tho Snug Harbor, and wero told that there was no truth iii it. They insisted, however, on an investigation, and while the same was pending a movement was started in the Marine Society to oust their YCnerablo president and others among the old Board of Officors, principally Captain Trask, the treasurer, and, as has been before stated, tho affair culminated yestor - ' day in electing an entire new Board of Officers. This result, while it was aided and fostered by the Snug Harbor affair, had practically nothing to do with it, and tho investigations at that place went on until all the members became conversant with the cause and acquiesced in tho justico of the expulsion of the twelve sailors. Captain Parker, the new president, is a warm friend of ex - Prcsidont Snow, although notion admirer of ex - Treasurer Trask. STRUCK HIM WITH A HAMMER. An Affray in South Brooklyn WUicU May Have a fatal Itcvult. There was a row in Hamilton avenue, near Garnet street, last night that is likely to reBiilt fatally to one of the persons concerned. John Sheridan, Patrick Sullivan, Thomas McNamara and Georgo Towers spent the afternoon at the houso of a woman named Maggie Brodigan, who lives at 107 Hamilton avenue. Tho growler was kept on tho move all the time of their staj - , and so, when they were ready to go, there were several pronounced "jags" in the company. Tho party started to leave tho houso about 0:30 o'clock. Maggie accompanied her guosts to the door and for some time they remained in front of the house skylarking. One of the party, Towers, Sullivan says, kicked the woman. The latter, who is an ardent admirer of the fair Maggie, at once resented the act and struck out regardless of consequences. A hammer was thrown which struck him in the mouth, knocking out two teeth and cutting his lip. He snatched the weapon from the ground and threw it at random into the crowd. Sheridan, a young man 17 years of ago living at 3.5 N Hamilton avenue, who had taken no part in tho row, received the flying misslo squarely upon the forehead and fell to the ground with a groan. His Bkull was crushed in a horrible manner. Sullivan ran away without waiting to see the effects of his work, and Towers and McNamara carried tho wounded man into a drug store across the street. As soon as an ambulance call was sent out those two men also made their escape. The Eleventh Precinct was notified and a description or Towers and McNamara given by the druggist. The wounded man could make no Btatenient, as ho was unconscious from the moment of his injury. He was removed to the Sonoy Hospital, where he lies in a dangerous condition. Deteetivo Sergeant O'Rorke and Officer Smilie began a Beareh for the men at once. Thoy captured Towers at his residence at the corner of King and Columbia streets, and McNamara at his home, 17 Luqueor street. Both accused Sullivan of the. assault, and he was arrested by the officers in the samo houso with McNamara, 1 7 Luqnecr street. All three were taken to the station house and looked up, the two first arrested as witnesses. This morning tho men wero arraigned before Justice Tighe. Sullivan was remanded until January 21 to await the result of Sheridan's injuries. Towers and McNamara wero discharged, as there was no complaint agaiimt them. AGAINST HER STEPFATHER. Tlio Tesliiuony of a Guild ill a Limited Divorce (Jiuc, Mrs. Louisa Hagarmann, who is seeking a limited divorce from her second husband, William Hagarmann, on the ground of cruel and inhuman treatment, fold her story to - day in tho Special Term of the City Court to Judge Osborne, who conducted an inquest in the case, the defendant having failed to appear. Tho couplo were married in Germany about twelve years ago, and, coming to America soon after thoir marriage, have lived in Brooklyn since. They have two children and Mrs. Hagarmann is also the mother of a 13 year old girl by a former marriage. The plaintiff said to - day that her husband of late years had frequently beat and kicked her and that last September he deserted her and has not since that timo contributed to her support. Her 13 year old girl was her most important witness. "Oftoii," said the child, "I saw my stepfather boat my mother. On Christmas eve a year ago he camo home and when he found his supper wasn't ready yet ho hit her on the head and then trod on hor with his feet. One timo whon I tried to push him away he struck me, too. Last July, when we lived at 193 Woodbine street, ho hit my mother with a broom.'' Friends of the family also testified that tho defendant had treated his wifo cruolly. Judge Osborne took tho papers. INQUEST IN THE MOGIBNEY CASE. Pneumonia the Cause of Death, Says the Jury. Tho Flatbush Town Hall was last evening crowded with people who assembled to attend the inquest on the death of William McGibney, who died on January 8, at tho Kings County Hospital. McGibney, it waB alleged, was assaulted in Staple ton'a saloon by tho bartender, Frank Stapjeton on tho morning of January 4. Tho jury found that tho deceased camo to his death from pneumonia, and that his death waB hastened by injuries rocoived by somo poi - bou or persons to them unknown. Stapleton, tho accused, was so sick last evening that Dr. M. Smith waa Bont for. He found tho patient Buffering from a heavy cold. Justico of tho Poaco Henry Bornkamp subsequently admitted Staploton to bonds in the sum of $1,000 to answer the complaint of Captain Henry Koysor, for assaulting William McGibney. The examination was set down for Monday ovon - ing, January 20. NATIONAL GUARD CONVKNTIO. Tho dolegatcs and alternates from the various local l - egimouts to tho. annual convention of tho National Guard, State of Now York, which convenes in Albany to - morrow morning, will take tho 3:30 o'clock train from tho Grand Central Depot this afternoon. The delegation will number about thirty. THE 1'HENIX INSURANCE COMPANY. Tho statemont of this company, which appoarB in another column, shows increased assets, rcsorvo aud s'lrplus as tho result of iuoroased business for tho past year. A somi annual dividend of 5 per cent, was declared January 1. AN0TI1 Elt SUDDEN DKATII. Henry Engloman, 38 years of ago, of 8 Tiffany place, died at his residonco, last night, without medical attendance. Coroner Booney will hold an inquest. THE THIRD AVENUE ELEVATED. Will tho Brooklyn City Company Find a Way ot Oppoalng It? Tho eighth and ninth Rapid Transit commissions met to - day at the office of the Nassau - Insurance Company, in tho Garfield Building. Mr. Howard Gibb, who is secretary of tho eighth commission, was at tho meetings for the first time since tho Commissioners organized, excopt two sessions that were held at his house, during his illness. The ninth commission discussed tho arrangements for tho public hearing on the application for laying out a route for an elevated railroad on Atlantic avenue, that will be held to - night, It is said to - day that tho Brooklyn City Railroad Company will make a Btrennous effort to prevent tho eighth commission from acting too hastily in laying out the route for an elevated road on lower Third avenue It was understood at the public hoaring given by tho commission that Lawyer James Taylor, who led what opposition thero was to tho laying out of tho proposed routo, represented tho Brooklyn City Company. Ho protOBtod that tho granting of tho application would moan tho abandonment of the chartered routo laid out for tho Union Company on Fifth avenue below Thirty - eighth street, which wonld be an injnstico to the peoplo who had bought proporty in that locality on tho understanding that tho road was to bo built. William T. Lano, of the eighth commission to - day said that though there would be no moro public hearings owing to the fact that tho sentiment had been practically concurrent at tho first hearing, tho Commission would continue to sit daily for a short time yet and anyone who wished to bo heard on the proposition before thom could do so. General Georgo W. Wingato, who was given a hearing yesterday by the Commission regarding the building of tho elevated road on Third avo - nue, said to - day: "It is sheer non6enso to talk about our building tho railroad through on Fifth avonuo. We would be glad enough to do it if there wero a demand for it and it were an engineering possibility, or feasibility. When tho routo was laid out to the city line in Fifth avenue it was expected that tho grade of tho then unopened part of the avenue would bo constructed on a level with that of the completed part of the avenue. That has not been done, but thero is a knoll at one point forty feet high and a declivity at another fifty feot deep, making it an expensive feat to build the clovated structuro and whon completed expensivo to oporato on account of tho steep grados. Third avenue is an even grade and, when a committee from the Eighth Ward and below it camo to us and proposed to build on that avenue as a means of getting rapid transit Booner than they could hope to on Fifth avenue, that met our approval. As to the continuation of the Fifth avenue road on Fifth avenue our charter allows us four years moro in which to decide whether or not wo ahall build that." SAYS IT ISN'T SO. Laura Jean Libbey Denies a Charge of Plagiarism. Parts of a NotoI by Her Parallel One by Charlotte M. Braeme - The Authoress' Own Statement. Miss Laura Jean Libbey, of Brooklyn, who has becomo bo well known to tho novel reading public through her "Miss Middleman's Lover" and "That Pretty Young Girl," has been assailed with tho charge of plagiarism under which every successful author has at timos to pass, whether Justly or othorwise. Tho particular story in quostion is one written some time ago as a serial running in one of tho New York story papers, when Miss Libbey was just merging into prominence, entitled "Pretty Freda's Lovers." After tho story had been ended in the paper, it was put in baok form by the publisher aud placed upon sale. The plot of the story is in many ways similar to that of the book, "A Goldon Heart," written some timo previously by Mrs. Charlotte M. Braeme, the story of which deals with tho lifo of a young girl married to an English nobleman in order to savo her fathor from want and poverty. The nobleman, knowing the father's dilemma, offers him a certain amount upon condition that his daughter consents to a marriage with his lordship. Tho girl sacrifices herself in order to save the fathor, and after many adventures aud mishapB at last ends her days in happiness. That these two books should be in a measure similar in plot and incidents is not so Btrango as a number of passages and dialogues which appear in oach in almost the samo sentiment and language, as the following extracts from both works will show: "Pretty Freda's Lovers," page !$G. "Who will be your bridesmaids, I'roda?"'. asked Philip Mortimer one day when they wero discussing the wedding. , She looked up at him in wondering surprise. "Bridesmaids 1" sho repeated. "I have forgotten all about them." He seized the little white hands, clasped so idly m her lap, aud almost crushed them in his paisiouato clasp. "Is it because you aro so happy, my darling little Freda, that you havo forgotten these details?" ho asked wistfully, his voice trembling with eager emotion. "A Golden Heart." Page 40. " Who will be your bridesmaids, DoloreB ? " asked Lord iihysworth one day when they wero discussing tho wedding. She looked up at him in wondering surprise. "Bridesmaids! " she repeated, " 1 have forgotten all about them." He seized her hand and almost crushed it in his passionate clasp. "Is it beeauso you are so happy. Dolores, that you have forgotten those details,'' ho aBked fiercely. Miss Libbey was seen this morning at hor homo. 17 - Putnam avenue, in regard to the matter and during the conversation said: "I do not see why it is necessary for rao to discusB the question, as the story nolongor belongs to me. It is all nonsense to think that anyone who ever expects to do anything in tho way of novel writing would deliberately tako paragraph after paragraph bodily from tho works of another author. That plots m vy at times be similar every ono knows, and when treating a lovo Bcene it is often the caso that even the exact words may bo used br different authors, as the sentimonts to be expressed aro the same the world over." "Did you over rea l this story of 'A Golden Heart ' ?" was asked. "I do not, to my knowledge, ever remember reading it, for I have made it my rule to read as few novels as possible in order to avoid this very matter with which I am now chargod. It is impossible, when one reads books in the samo lino as that in which thoy aro engaged, to avoid retaining some expressions and sentences which may have left particular impress upon their minds and como to them in course of writing. Take, for instance, those lines referring to tho bridesmaids which you have just mentioned. Is it not natural that such a question should bo asked before such an event as a wedding. I do not see anything unusual in the fact that tho question, 'Who will be your bridesmaids ?' should be asked the same language in both novels and so Buch a coincidence may occur in different ways without at all in dicating plagiarism." Miss Libbey is at present under a thre e j - ears' contract with ft New York house for furnishing serials for thoir paper and will shortly commence work upon a new novel. INCREASE IN TIIE HEATH RATE. It Cannot be Specially Credited to the tirip. Thero was a sudden and mysterious jump in the death rate yesterday, from tho 72 deaths of Sunday to 110, the largest record by 13 since the epidemic of grip began. Monday is always tho big day and Sunday tho light one in tho death record, fewer applications for burial permits naturally being mado on Sunday, but this does not wholly account for tho increase. Neither does the prevalence of tho grip and lung and throat diseases. The largest Monday record heretofore was 10 G deaths, and of those 3 8 were from pneumonia. Of the 110 recorded yesterday 33 were from pneumonia, 10 from bronchitis, 3 from influenza and S from diphtheria. There wero also 1 8 deaths from zymotic diseases, not an unusual record. The increase is distributed among the local aud other diseases so evenly as not to swell tho record in any one of them appreciably, and Dr. Young is puzzled to account for the increase. Tho Rev. Dr. Cuyler, who has been kept from his pulpit for two Sundays by the grip, is bettor and rodo to New York yesterday. Ho expects to preach on next Sunday. General Robert Avery, of 98 Second placo, has five children ill with malignant diphtheria, and critically so. It was supposed at first to be influenza, and the child who was first taken was not isolated until tho others had been exposed. IT ENDED IN A TIE. The Hall Game Between Companies II and K. Tho ball game playod at the Thirteenth Regiment Armory last night, between tho teams of Companies II and K, resulted in a tio after fivo innings', play, when tho game waB called. Tho toams wore made up as follows: Company H Wilson, Bhort stop; G. Plato, center fielder; Wcsteott, right fielder: T. Plato, first base; Vanderholf, pitcher; Kraft, left fielder: De - monet, second base; Brotherhood, catcher; Hol - don, third base. Company K Barnett, short stop; Wostorfield second base; Whitford, center fielder: Glass, loft fielder; Field, third baso; Dean, catcher; Maplo - dorn, right fioldor; G. Rodgers, pitcher; W. Rodg - erfl, first base. Score by innings: 1 2 3 4 5 II.... K 0 0 2 2 2 S 2 1 - 13 - 13 n.iso hits Company 71, 11; orrors, 0. Company K Ilaso hits. 12; errors, 7. Umpires J. 1. Trothen nud S. Kpillcr. Timo of Ennio - 1 hour and 30 minutes. WOMAN'S UJUON MISSIONARY SOCIKTY. The twonty - ninth anniversary of tho Woman's Union Missionary Society will bo held in tho lecturo room of Plymouth Church to - morrow. Tho sessions will bo at 10 A. M. and 2 P. M. Tho exercises promise to be unusually interesting. Miss Cauby, of Japan, and Miss Ward, of India, will deliver addresses, and Miss McKechnie, of China, who has chargo of tho Margarot Williamson Hospital in that country, will give an acoount of her work. A BUSINESS COMPLICATION. - Philip Grill & Co. is a firm of provision dealers in Wallabout Market, this city. Charles W. Librant, of Broadway and Woodbino Btreot, was until recently interested in the business. Ho withdrew from the firm sevoral months ago, but, it is allegod, subsequently drow and endorsed several chocks on tho First National Bank in tho firm's namo. Ho was arrostod and to - day arraigned in tho Gates avenue Polico Court. Justico Kenna paroled tho acousod on his own reoogniaanoe until next week tm trial. - PA - &EB. BELL'S BACKERS Call on Mayor Chapin in Large Delegations. Politicians and Business Men Unite in Askiiiff Tint tho Commissioner of Police he Retained. "Do you intend, Mr. Mayor, to mako !any appointments to - day ?' Mayor Chapin was askod this morning. "I think not,'' was tho reply. Tho Mayor had just been listening to tho statements of a half dozon delegations which had called to urge him to reappoint Polico Commissioner Bell. He had been thus engaged for nearly an hour, and the corridors of the hall wero Btill crowded by others who were awaiting an opportunity to talk to him about the appointments. In fact, it is a long time since so many people and bo much excitement havo been witnessed at the old building as during yesterday and to - day. Tho first company of friends of Commissioner Boll who called upon the - Mayor was a formidable representation from tho David B. Hill Club of tho Fourteenth Ward, an organization of large membership and much influence. Ex - Supervisor Lawrence Carroll and ex - Supervisor James Tierney headed the delegation. There was not much speechmaking. Mr. Carroll orcsentod to the Mayor a copy of tho resolutions adopted by tho club last night in favor of the reappointment of Mr. Bell and expressed the hope that his Honor would retain Mr. Bell. "The ohm is quite a strong association in the Fourteenth Ward and is composed of good Dem icrats," said Mr. Carroll. Mayor Chapin was introduced to and shook hands with each member of the delegation, aud tho interview was at an end. While the Fourteenth Warders were enjoying the Mayor's attention there filed into the office a large delegation from tho Jackson Club of tho Nineteenth Ward, with President Georgo B. Stoddard at its head. Tho Jacksonites filled half tho room. Having been afforded a hearing Mr. Stoddard told tho Mayor that they would like to have him reappoint Bell. "He is our neighbor and fellow momber,"said Mr. Stoddard. "He has been closoly identified with our club since the beginning of his public career and we have not found in his official course any act that he has performed that has been open to criticism. Wo feel that while the pcople;certainly honored you in the election last November by the large majority they gavo you they also indorsed thn administration given by tho hoads of your various departments. I can say that a very largj percentage of tho Republican vote that we polled in the ward for you was secured by reason of tho very able administration of tho City Works and Polico Commissioners. We, therefore, hope you can sec fit to give our petition favorable consideration." Colonel Wilkinson, vice president of the State League of Democratic Clubs, who accompanied the delegation, upon being introduced to tho Mayor, said, while he did not speak officially, he wanted to say a good word for Commissioner Bell, whom ho know to be a good official and a stanch Democrat. Mayor Chapin then received a delegation of some twenty - five taxpayers and business men of tho Thirteenth aud Fourteenth wards, headed by Mr. Gootz and Robert Whalen. They declared that Brooklyn had never had a Police Commissioner who had done so well as Mr. Boll. Mayor Chapin said: "I will give consideration to what you say." Abel Smith Post No. 43o, G. A. R., of which Bell is tho newly elected commander, sent down a committee with Comrade SimmonB at its head. Simmons spoke in favor of Bell and Comrade Lovejoy said: "We ask for the retention of Commissioner Bell, not simply beeauso he is a Grand Army man, but because of his public services. We think he has done his duty." "I am glad to iiavo heard from you," remarked the Mayor, and the visitors retired. A dozen or more Twenty - fifth Ward Democratic Association men told the Mayor that Commissioner Bell ought to bo reappointed on account of his services. Mr. Thomas H'aggerty, vice president of the association, and Lawyer Mo - ran spoke. It is Baid that the president of tho association, George Gleudening, is against Bell. The next visitors wero opponents of Bell. They came from the Thirteenth Ward aud arc members of the ward association. Mr. Georgo Connors said that none of them was an ofiiceholder. Thoy wore againtt Boll, but had no candidate. The Sara Guthrie boom received a shove from ex - Alderman Georgo Malcom, the brewer, of tho Seventh Ward. Mr. Malcom Bpoke to the Mayor on behalf of Guthrie for Police Commissioner, and said ho represented the trade (brewers) in tho matter. Mr. Malcom had a pleasant chat with the Mayor and afterward informed tho roporterB that he first brought out Mr. Chapin politically. Thero were other callers during the day, many of them being in favor of Commissioner Bell. On tho outside tho machine politicians were keeping up the talk that he ought not to be reappointed and wonld not be. The inference was that they knew the .Mayor's mind. The fact was that they simply voiced the sentiments of bigger guns of tho party who do not want the Commissioner kept in office because, as they claim, he is not in harmony with the organization. Some folks about the public buildingR ventured the opinion that if Bell would consenito remove Deputy Far - roll, Property Clerk Campbell andj Excise Clerk Denis Short, ho would have no trouble in making peace with the politicians. Teople who have looked upon this contest from the standpoint of cool heads continued to express the belief that the Mayor would notretire the Commissioner.because, if for no other reason, it would be a grave political mistake. If his Honor has taken the politicians or anybody else into his confidence, tho fact is not known. Asked this afternoon the direct question as to whether or not ho should reappoint Bell, ho replied: " I am considering it." And that secies to bo about as much headway as anyone can make with him. BUOUUUT HIM NO LUCK. Coaclimnn Willicneion Kcsrctn Tliat lie Hot .Hurried on Inauguration Day. Edward Greenleaf Wilkenson, a colored man employed as a coachman by Mrs. William D. Banker, of 430 Clinton avenue, called at the Gates avenue police court and obtained a warrant for the arrest ol his wife, whom he charged with assault. He told the following story of his f rouble: Ho was married on the day of President Harrison's inauguration to a pretty octoroon named Nellie Morris. He was then working in New York and took his wife to housekeeping on a flat in East Forty - second street, that city. One day coming home at an manually early hour ho found his wife seated on the knee of a colored man who occupied tho apartments above his in the samo building. Wilkenson then left his wifo and until Sunday last had not since seen her. On Sunday evening ho escorted a widow, a Mrs. Isabella Taylor, to tho Dullield Street Colored Baptist Church. Mrs. Wilkenson. tho deserted wife, was also there and, objecting to seeing - her husband with another lady, assaulted him. She also struck Mrs. Taylor. Wilkenson and Mrs. Taylor retreated and boarded a Greene and Gates avenue car. Mrs. Wilkonson also boarded the car and renewed tho attack. Finally she allowed hor victims to escape and yesterday the injured husband determined to invoke the law to protect him against any futuro happenings of tho samo undesirable nature. CANNOT BEHAVE HIMSELF. Vouiiff nicIVally Caught Stealiiifr From tuc INavy Vard, William Clayton, Edward Hecker and Edward McNally, boys of respectable appearance, charged with stealing $3 worth of old iron from the Navy Yard on Saturday last, were produced before Justice Gocttiug this morning, and pleaded guilty. McNally was awarded twenty - nine and Clayton ton dayB in jail. Hoeker was let go under suspension of judgment. McNally, at the time of his arrest, was out on bail to answer tho charge of attempting to break into the safe in Edward Lyman's flag yard, at tho corner of Clinton and Flushing avenues, three months ago, when, on being surprised, he was fired on by Officer Smith, of the Fourth Precinct, wounded in the leg and laid up in the Brooklyn City Hospital for nearly two months. KINGS COUNTY HANK. The Annual Election tor Directors and Inspector I'o - day. Tho annual election for directors and for threo inspectors of tho next election of the Kings County Bank took placo in tho banking house, 12 Court street, this morning. The stock of the institution was very fully represented. Tlio following gentlemen wero chosen: Directors William S. Leonard, David S. Jones, William H. Beard. William Borri, Hermann Wisehmann, Albro J. Newton, James Jourdan, William II. Murtha, S. Willetts Haviland, Camden 0. Dike, Charlo Dimon, Leonard Moody, David A. Houghtaling, Jesso Johnson, William W. Goodrich, Richard S. Barnes. Inspectors James L. Moore, Josiah T. Smith, John Blunt. An election for president and vice president will be held on Thursday morning. HIS linOTllKR FOUND HIM DEAP. Edward Monahan, a musician of some note in professional circles, was found dead yesterday in a dingy room on tho top floor of 2"3 Bowery, Now York. Mr. Monahan was well known among tho Irish societies of this city, whore ho at ono timo resided. Domestic troublo mado him despondent, and ho finally drifted into a very cheerloss lifo. When ho was found yesterday, he had cut his throat with a razor. His brother, ThomaB Monahan, onco loader of tho Sixty - ninth Regiment Band, had rocoivod this briof note: "When you receive this I will bo dead." Tho docoaBed was 53 yoars old aud a veteran of tho war. TIIE YARDNA ItOXINO COMPETITIONS. All tho arrangements havo been perfected for tho great boxing competitions to be given in tho Clermont Avonuo Rink to - night undor tho auBpiceB of tho Yaruna Boat Club, and it is expected that tho capacity of tho building will bo testod, a vory largo crowd being expected. Of tho fifty odd men ontorod in the various classes it is likely that nearly or all of them will bo on hand at tho call of time, and somo decidedly interesting bouts may bo looked for. T1IKY (KIT THE MEDAL. The Veteran Firomon'a Association of Now York had thoir annual ball last evening at tho new Lonox Lycoum in tho Metropolis. The pros - idont, ox - Supervisor Georgo W. Anderson, of this city, recoived the modal won by his association by thoir fine appearance in the Washington Centennial parade, LITTLE KATIE'S STORY. It Causes the Arrest o Her Father on a Cliar.Tc of Assault. Charles McClorg and his wile camo from Ire - laud four or fivo years ago and have lived in the Second Ward ever since. Two years ago they sent for their littln daughtor, Katie. Yesterday the family moved from ." Tillary streot to Car - liii's alley, and Mrs. McClorg took occasion to get very drunk. She was found lying on Bridge street at 2 o'clock in tho afternoon and was locked up in the Second Precinct Station. Her daughter, Katio, who is now 13 years old, went, to see her and go.t into conversation with Sergeant Colgan, to whom she 'told a story of shocking treatment at her father's hands. Detective Kearney arrested McClorg, and this morning the father, mother and daughtor appeared in the Adams street polico court. Katio told her story to Justico Walsh and McClorg was held in $1,000 for examination next Monday. Katio was turned over to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to children, and Mrs. McClorg was fined $1 for intoxication. HE FIRED ON HIM Watchman Carlos a Target for Four Bullets. A Fugitive Who Endeavored to Slake Murder Aid Him in Escaping From an Officer. When Charles Kohldorf closed his saloon at 927 Myrtle avenue, about 12 o'clock last night, two young men, on whom he had been keeping a suspicious eye, were among the last to depart, and about 3:30 o"clock this morning, when Kohldorf waB apprised by Private Watchman Michael Carlos that his saloon, had been robbed, he at once made up his mind that the robbery had been perpetrated by the suspicious parties whom he had observed in hiB saloon before closing up. Knowing where one of them was likely to be found, he started, with tho private watchman, to the place on Beaver street, and found bot h of the parties talking on the sidewalk. Kohldorf pointed them out, but on seeing tho watchman approach they parted aud Hod in opposite directions. Carlos, howevor, followed, overtook and arrested ono of them, aud was awaiting the assistance of Kohldorf, when the fellow broke loose, and as he fied, followed by Carlos, turned when about twenty feet from his pursuer, fired four shots from his revolver at him, and continued his flight through Beaver street, toward Broadway, where Carlos still following him, lost sight of him. Meantime Roundsman Greene and Officer Ton uery, of the Sixth Precinct, while standing at the corner of Morrell street and Flushing avenue, had heard the four shots and were on their way to ascertain the cause when they saw a man fleeing through Ellery street and suddenly take refuge in an open hail way. Thoy at once followod and arrested him. The private officer presently arriving identified him a the man who had fired at him. The prisoner on being taken to the Stagg Street Police Station described himself as John Thompson, of 108 Floyd iitroet, aged 22 years. His real name, however, Kohldorf says is John Tobey. On his person were found a set of gold sleeve buttons valued at .$7, identified by Kohldorf, about one dollar's worth of change and a 32 caliber five chambered revolver, with all but one charge gone. He was locked up. An examination of Kohldorf's saloon showed that the place had been entered through tho side hall way and the fan light between the hall and the saloon, and that about $i,0 in money, wine, whisky and cigars had boon carried off. Before Justice Goofting later this morning the prisoner pleaded not guilty, waived exit initial ion and was committed to appear before the Grand Jury. DENTISTS IN SESSION. A Regular illectinfr at Hie Second Di - trict Held Last IXiglil. The regular meeting of tho Second District Dental Society of the State of New York was held in the parlors of the Kings County Medical Association, 2."r Bridge streot, last evening. Tlie meeting was called to order by tho president, Dr. E. Clifford Wadsworth. In tho absence of the secretary, Dr. Van Wocrt, who was confined to his house by sickness.. Dr. J. J. Pitts acted as secretary pro tern. After tho reading of the minutes and receiving reports from cominitt. es, the meeting p issed the regular order ol bu - iness to "Incidents of Office Practice." Under this head many items of interest were presented by Drs. Hill, Jarvie, Frazee, Rippier, Monroe, Brown, Wilder, Shaw, Kraemer and others. Dr. William II. Johnston, as also the secretary, Dr. Yan Wocrst, intended to have read papers before the society, but were prevented by sickness. Quite a number of tho members are suffering from the grip and its after effects quite seriously. Yet notwithstanding these drawbacks the mooting was voted ono of tho best held by the society. MONEY MARKET. Wai.lsthket, January 14. The stock market opened tame at slight advances over yesterday's final figures. Loudon aside moderate purchases of St. Paul was not a factor. Tho dealings during tho ..morning were quite limited and tho speculation developed weakneBS, which was attributed to the operations of the Cammack party and the extreme dullness which prevailed. The sharpest attack was mado during the morning at Atchison, which declined lH per cent, not upon any new developments relative to the property, but principally because tho stock was meageriy supported and yielded readily on small sales. Another weak spot was Jersey Central, which declined 2)4 per cent. The other coal stock, Delaware, Lackawanna and Western and Reading, were lower in sympathy. The market cloaed close. Stocks wero strong in the late trade and at the close. Money loaned at 6 per cent, an 1 at ",, and closed about 5. The following table shows the course of the Btock market for this day: Am. UiiU'o Trmtt V.'.'.i Am. (Jolton Uil 3 I Hi Aldi. Top. A Santa l - 'o 32 W Cueuli. - iii Pa'.'itic i H (.'iiuiula So - iUlh - in - f Cuiural Kcr.v Jeis'. - y... 12 - 1 - H Cent P:icitie Uhattauooa (JllcsapLalie ,fc Ohio... 2'J - )4 Chos. A Ohio 1st pl'd Ches. A thiio 2(1 pl'd OhieiiKO A' Alton Chic Hor. A Qniiicy. . UWH Chic, (las Trust - lUHj Clcv. V.. C. A" St. Ij 70V Ulev. 0. 0. A St b. plii . Colorado 0;n! 14,.. Consolidate! ( ins P?(i Dolaware A Hudson. . 1.", 1 Dot. Lack A Western. IMiU Dcnv. yc Rio (irando Dcnv. A - Kio i pfd IV.u.,'lVx, A Ft. W'th. 34 )is A Cat. V. Trust... liO.' - a Dululh Kast Tfjrmt:ssee U?6 Kast Tonn. 1st pfd KaBt Teml 2d pl'd Erie 20; i Erie pfd Hocking Valley Illinois Central Lake Shorn 10 - IM Long Island ijoinsviile A Nashville 8(5h Manitoba 113 Manhattan Ooaoh Manhattan El. Consol 101M Monin. A I Jlmrleaton MiehiKanContr.il P4 .Minn. ,t St. L High - I.oiv - Closest, est. ing. WW 12 - i i::w 31 '1 :!(' ::om 32 1.; :u ni 7716 7"i'A "1 i'.1, r.4 " - hi 12I?( 123' - i 124 2lj 2ii?i 'MH 107" lOii 107" iiiX 4.rH 4. - )T 70J5 70! - j 70.' 2 44 M 44" 44" prv's !." P.V's ir.l 151 l.M 13?s 13o!4 lJ.' - Tfi Mi 3 - iw 311J4 3'J! - i 2(j;i dm 2'iiij lo'.i" 104'js io' - i?s wii s'ii'4 .MW 114 113 113.4 10'iM idiii id iii di" di" di" !)?S U'i !'') 73 7::i 72M 2IIW 20m 'Mi lOWi 1001s 10;i if," - iiii iiii 1105 J J 0j 11 0 3'OM MP'i how 7 - Hs 736 74 2IM 21 :H 21 m 32M 32!'i S'!i 3'iji 34M litis Mi 3T?ii 37 lo'.vi io'ijg idiii imt 101 101 MH 3(5S 2hS 21 2n2 H7H 'MH niiJi 10 1U lli ii.Vu ori'i dfii U'Jla UBH (iS !V3M d - i'u din 21 20? 21 M7M 071S KiW JI'W l'Wa :im 31H 315 84 83 83!1 Minn. A St. ,. pfd.. Mo. Ivan. A Texas.. . Missouri Pacitio Nat. Load Trust - Now York Central.. N. Y. Chi. A St. h... . !). . 72 . 20)s , 10UJ4 Ny.ChAStLl. - tiifd .... N Y Ch A St I. 2d pfd .... N. Y. A Now Kujil.nul 44?f N. V. Sua. A Wust N. Y.Sna. A West. pfd. ftormwcsKirn . 1 10? p,ort liwesteni put Northern Paoiriu Norlhorn Pueilio pfd . Ohio Omaha Omaha pfd Ontario A Wustcrn, .. Oregon Navication. . . Oreron Trans Pacific Mail I 'a 32 34 H 3H Vnona Pipe Lino Corliricates 10 Vi Pullman 10 Hi Heading 36H Ktchuinnd Torimnal. ltoek Island K, I.. A. San Vrftti 1 !)7M 1U St. 1,. A San Fran pfd St. J. A s. 1'. LSI piu. St. Paul St. Paul pfd So. Cotton Oil Sugar Trust Texas A Pacific Union Paeitic Wabash os - )2W SOK 07W 10! U1M H3 jash ptd item Un Wc: ton t hicngo .narUen To - Bay. Oponinr. 0:30 A. M. doling. 1 :15 P. Ai. Wheat January February May Colts January February March May Oats January February May Pouk January February March May Lard January , February March May Rids January February March May 7SW 81 - iaJii 20 20WaM 30k 31a32 20M UOW 22aM 0.52W !l.. - 7' il.07.ij U.02M 82 20 20. 31?sa32 22jBaM 0.5.) i'.92 5.85 0.03" r.R.",aS7 5.92Ha!." U.07M 4.07W 4.70 4.'7'i 4.02! 4.92 I, A BOUKGOONE IN COLLISION. The steamer La Bourgogno, from Havre, which arrived at this port to - day, experienced very heavy weather throughout tho passage. Sho met with an accident in tho channel, which delayed hor sixteen hours. On Sunday, tho 5th instant, at 11:30 P. JI,, sho was in collision with tho British Btcamcr Corridon. La Bourgogno had her bows stove. Tho Corridon also received serious damage. The saloon passengers presontod Captain Frauguel and his oflicers with a set of resolutions for their skillful management in bringing tho ship through a voyago of extraordinary soverity. FOR ASSAULTISU PROFESSOR SCIIJIITZ. CharloB McHugh, who waB arrested last Saturday morning for assaulting Herman J. Schmitz, a former professor in Tratt's Inatituto, at Myrtlo and Clermont avenues, was finod $10 by Police Justico Kenna to - day. THE BUOOKLYS CITV ROAU'S OFFICERS. Tho dirootoraof tho Brooklyn City road will meet at 4 o'olocU this afternoon to elect officers. SHE WANTS PAY For Services as Her Married Daughter's Nurse. Mrs. Martha F. Adam's Suit Against Her Son in Law A High Figure Sot for the Work. A woman's suit against her son in law to recover pay for hick room services to her own daughter was the novel caso on trial jvstjrday afternoon ami this morning before Ju l - o Bartlett and a jury. The plaintiff is Mrs. .Martha T. Adam, of ratersoii, N. J. The defendant is William Sum - ' mors, who lives at 214 Xussau street, this city, and is employed as a fireman at Holbrooke's plate glass - factory at ?3 a day. Mrs. Adam'a suit is to recover for fih.y - eight weeks' services as nurse to her invalid daughter, the defendant's wife, at $20 a week, or $2 a week more than the defendant can earn by working full lime. From th - evidence it appears that Mr. Summers wrote to Mrs. Adam at I'aterson asking her to come to Brooklyn and nurse his wife, saying that be would pay tho expenses. Mrs. Adam says flu , of course, meant a first class salary as nurse. The defendant says it merely meant the traveling expenses, amounting to about ft. 10. and maintenance and support. .Mrs. Adam tool; ehai ge of her daughter's sick room on October 1, lHWi, and in September, 1HS7, the patient died. .Mrs. Adam, however, ha - 1 ceased to nurse her daughter a month before the illness terminated fatally. This is according to her own statement, although she sues for fifty - eight weeks' services. Mr. Summers' two sons sido with their maternal grandmother as against their father. They testified in her behalf to - day, declaring among other things that sho not only acted as nurso, but did work around the house. Tlie defendant tried to show that Mrs. Adam was at one time about to whip her granddaughter Martha, when he interfered. Mrs. Adam, however, testified that tho defendant was going to whip the child and that his son Charles went to th - ; girl's assistance. Then, she says, tho mother of the child appearod on the scene and her husband knocked her down. Mrs. Adam threatened to send for a polieomaii, and Mr. Summers, she alleges, ordered her to leave the house. One of the boys, Charles Summers, tried to give tho jury his version of the trouble, which was that his fathor assaulted his mother. Judge Bartlett ordered him to stop aud said: "Every time these sons come on the stand they try to Bay all they can against their father. I shall charge the jury that the story of the aBsault has nothing at all to do with the case." Mrs. Adam was asked if it was true that tho defendant had a bill against her for $00.50 worth of whisky consumed by her during her attendance upon Mrs. Summers. She said it was not true and added, "I had somo of the liquor, for whenever Mr. Summers and hia friends were taking a little he would ask me to join, but he himself was tho best hand at it." Dr. Quinn, as a witness for the defendant, testified that he attended Mrs. Summers during hor last illness and that the services of tho dying woman's mother were insignificant. A trained nurse testified that after Mrs. Adam left she attended - Mrs. Summers and did everything for her for $10 a week. The defendant said he had never engaged his mother in law as a nurse and - put in a counter claim for $000 for board and lodging and $150 for medical attendance and nursing. The jury got the caso this afternoon and at a late hour were still out - AJIO.VG THE AUSTKALIA.NS. 1'lie Author of "Among tlie Camiibiilu Iicforc the IB ixtoricul .Society'! Dr. Carl Ltimholtz. 11. A., of Ciiristiania, Nor way, author of the recent work, "Among tho Cannibals,'' and a Fellow of the ltoyal Academy of Sciences, lectured before the Long Island His torical Society aud a good sized audience of interested listeners in the First Baptist Church last evening. Tho subject of the lecture was "Among the Australians." It was illustrated by stercopticon views. Among other things the doctor said: Consult your world's history and you will learn that Australia was not discovered by tho patient Dutch navigators until 1000, more than two hundred years after Columbus lauded at San Salvador. These dates will serve lo show how far behind America Australia is in point of civilization. She has yet her industries and independence to establish. A mere colony only, approaching Europe in size, and one of the most m&guiticciit countries on the face of the globe. It is in tho southern part you find the highest civilization and vast wealth, immense resources and an ambitions population. Australia is tho wonderland of the scientist a land of apparent freaks of nature, presenting the most irresistiblo inducements for exploration. There is a saying that Australian ladies have no beauty, the birds don't sing, tho flowers don't smell and the dogB don't bark. I can safely testify to the truth of this saying. . . The speaker then dwelt upon the peculiarities in animal and vegetable life and at greater length upon the life and habits of the natives. Iu speaking of the latter he said: The native Australians or blacks now number about 30.000, an amazing fact in a continent as big as Europe, and before three generations have passed they will have become extinct. The interest of the audience was greatly enhanced by tho stereoptieon views, the most notable of which were the "Governor's House at Melbourne, Sydney Harbor," said to be the finest in the world; landscape scenes in Queensland and views illustrating the divers phases of Australian life, including the novel "bortoby," or dance, a unique spectacle. Mr. ami Mrs. W. T. Patteram will to - day entertain a number of friends at dinner iu honor of Dr. Lumholtz. TWO FACI'OUIES AULAZE. A ICig I'irc iu the Uustcnt District This Morning. A liro occurred in the two story frame en jt room of Eaton fc Eaines' furniture factory, 'in iTu rear of 242 Kent avenue, from sum;' unknown cause, after (i o'clock this limruing and communicated with the frame confectionary faftn - y adjoining, owned and occupied by Henry l.eo. Tho llames spread with such rapidity that b.ith structures were ablaze in surprisingly quick time. Tho engines promptly respond - I lo an alarm aud after an hour's hard work the fire was extin - tinguished. Eaton & Eames' loss on building and stock was I.I.OOO and Mr. Leo suffered to the extent of J3.000 on building and stock. Both risks were fully covered by insurance. trnccful and Comforiiug ior llrnakfiist Is El - l - s1 Cocoa always. Half pound fin - ; !ab. - l. - d J.lM::s El'CS A Co., llouioop'ithic Chemists. LouJon. "Strictly Vosetablc" is Strictly True When applied to Caiiteh's Little Livi;ii Pills. No mercury. I.iebig Coiiiinn y"s Kx tract of .TIcat. Travelers by soa ..n 1 land should uje it. CANTEI.AR Y RIKRA - - MvsfEL Can rKi.An, a nativo of Tarragona, Snain.a: his roii.lenco. 2'.IS Hicks St. llrooldyn, on Mondny. Janaary l:j, ls:to. Kolatives and frieu - ls ate respee! fully invited lo att - uul funeral from St. Charles Hoi - romeo's I'll irah, Sidney place, at 10 o'clock A. M Thursday, lUlh in,t. Kindly omit llowers. SlIiCAI, VOVIllSiTSlMIKNTS. NNUAL. ir nn n II NS S F.EE NN N E N N N II N N N ICE ,N N N N NN II N N N K L1J.L II N NN FEE N NN ssss3 SSSSg A I. KKB AA L K A A L UK AAA L K . A. A I I.l.T. KKIi... WE ENUMERATE BELOW, EXCEPTIONAL BARGAINS IN HOUSEKEEPING LINENS. WUICU WE ARE OFFERING THIS WEEK. LINEN SHEETINGS, !I0 INCHES WIDE, AT u"j 75, 85, '.15 CENTS AND $1.00 PER YARD. PILLOW LINENS, 45 INCHES WIDE. AT 35. 40, 45, 50. GO AND 75 CENTS PER YARD. HEMSTITCH ED LINEN SHEETS, 2H YARDS WIDE AND 2H TARDS LONG, AT $4.75, $5.50, $0.50, S7.50 AND $9.00 PER PAIR. HEMSTITCHED LINEN PILLOW CASES AT $1.40' $1.50, $1.05, $1.75 AND 82.00 PER PAIR. TABLE CLOTHS, 2, 2! - :, 3 AND 3M YARDS LONG, AT $1.05, $2.00, $2.50 AND $3.50 EACH; AND H NAPKINS, TO MATCH CLOTHS. AT $1.05 AND S2.50 PER DOZEN. FINE DOUBLE DAMASK TABLE CLOTHS, CHOICE NEW DESIGNS, 2, 2k', 3 AND 3 YARDS LONG, AT $2.50, $3.25, $3.75 AND $4.50 EACH; 9s AND H NAPKINS TO MATCH, AT $2.50 AND $3.75 PER DOZEN. 500 DOZEN (SPEOtM,) 2.2ii INCH DINNER NAPKINS AT $2.00 PER DOZEN; FORMERLY $4.50. O O I JAMES MeCUEEKY A CO., i BROADWAY AND ELEVENTH STREET, I NEW YORK. s SPECIAL NOTICE. PRIOR TO STOCK TAKING FEBRUARY 1, WO WILL CLOSE OUT REGARDLESS OF COST? SPECIAL LINES OF UNDEUWEAK, HOSIERY". GLOVES AND NECKWEAR, NOW IS THE TIME TO SEOURE UNEXCEPTIONAL BARGAINS. HARDING MANUFACTURING COMPANY. 407 FULTON STREET. GOLD MEDAL. PARIS, 1S78. . .... i - - r, is BAKER'S BAKER'S BAKER'S BAKER'S w. bakeij oo. s BREAKFAST COGO A is AUSOLUrEr.v L'llK AND IT IS NO CHEMICALS NO CHEMICALS a ;,u i.rooaration. It has M0B8 BREAKFAST BREAKFAST BREAKFAST BREAKFAST THAsriii:K'riMK?i - i;: , Co:oa mixed ivlth Starch, ST11ENOT1I Ot Arrowroot oe COCOA. COCOA. COCOA. COCOA. Ml'iy Adaptoa for invalids 3 well as pat. wn.aow onooEns evebtwheM. W. BAKER A 00., DORCHESTER. MA8i - X"

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