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7 THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE. NEW YOBK, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 1898. MISCELLANF Oll FRANKLIN WOODRUFF GEAD. WRECKED SHIP SINKING Half Moon, March 16 The wrecked ship Sew York is rapidly (linking in her bed of sand and in a few days more she will probably bo entirely covered. The swelling rice and i tapioca in her hold have pushed up her deck and bid fair to tear the.

ship asunder. BROOKLYN 4, 4. 4, 4. 4, 4, 4. 4 4 4 4 4 4 SOCIETY.

4 4 4. 4 4 4 4 4 4. 4. 4.4. thrown into the camp of the opponents.

There were Interviews, and a compromise was entered into, whereby Woodruff was elected upon returning the notes and checks. Before they were returned they were photographed, and in the disclosure ot the scandal which followed the photographs were used in evidence. Hardly had tho echoes of Ibis fight died away when the political and business world was startled by hearing that Mr. Woodruff had failed and his liabilities were over 000,000. On February 11, 1890, he made an assignment to Edward H.

Hobbs for the benefit of his creditors. Much property that was in his wife's name was turned into the general Tuna. Lawyer Gifford was appointed attorney to look after the interests of Mr. Woodruff. The failure was caused by the inability of Mr.

Woodruff to collect due him for salt and fish exported to Hayti. The war which was being waged in Hayti bad ruined everyone and prevented tho collection of the debts. After the estate bad been looked over, the assignee found that Mr. Woodruff owed about $700,000 and was carrying mortgages to the extent of $500, 000, making his tatal indebtedness $1,200,000. A proposition was made to the creditors that they take the property of Mr.

Woodruff for a corporation, accept 20 cents on the dollar in cash and bonds for 80 per cent, of the indebtedness, bearing 4 per cent, interest. This was acceded to. A Board of Directors, consisting of seven members, was crreated, three of whom "were appointed by Mr. Woodruff. He named himself as one of the directors and resumed business.

He devoted all his time to it and prospered. He finally sold the property, which consisted mainly of the warehouse property, to the Brooklyn Wharf and Warehouse Company for over $1,000,000. He settled with his creditors, 100 cents on the dollar, together with interest, about two years ago, and had a comfortable competency left. This was a remarkable feat for a man of his years and re established his name in the business world. He took some interest In politics again, running for Senator against Frank Gallagher, two years ago.

He was naturally defeated in a Democratic district, as all his friends had prophesied. He was much disappointed over the result. Mr. Woodruff was connected with the Brooklyn Library Association, having been its president for five years, and belonged to the Union League and the Brooklyn Republican Clubs, which he organized. To his friends, he was a very kindly person and much beloved.

His disposition was erratic in politics, savoring of the bull in the china shop character, which always kept his political associates uneasy. Prominent among the patrono. se of th event, are Mrs. James Leffcrts, Ed I Iorsman, Miss Marie Delatour. Mrs.

J. Elliott Langstaff, Mrs. Edmund H. Driggs, Mrs. Harlan I'.

Halsey. Mrs. Frank Fester and Mrs. Otto Heinigke. The projected Flatbush Haster assembly has been definitely given up.

Mrs. Henry .1. Gielow gave the Lenten reading Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock at the resideuce ot Mrs. George D. Russell, 170 Remsen street.

The subject on this occasion i was Charles Eebert Craddock and the East I Tennessee Mountain Dialect." Mrs. Gielow gave a most interesting sketch of tho East Tennesseeans as she has known them: their quilting bees, corn shuckings and cider mash incrs. Mrs. fiiclnw niiirme rfrnciphnrpmi iest ivii. tt lue luuiuiici ui uieaii.iu.vi or walk about, and she gave a sample of the I remarkable way they called the "Aggers'," or vocal accompaniment.

Among the women present were Mrs. Charles H. Corbett, Mrs. L. D.

Mason. Mrs. George D. Russell. Mrs.

Sarah B. Howe, Mrs. Charles Homer. Miss Mary Childs, Mrs. A.

T. Wilds. Mrs. E. .1.

Sparks, Mra. Whltin and Mrs. Bassett. The first ot Miss Marion Coppernoll's loot 1 urts on le uiuen lyme, took place on Tuesday morning at the house of Mrs. William Knight and was a marked success.

Miss Coppernoll had a notable gathering of women present, the subscribers to this course being Mesdauies George Lindsley Burr, Charles B. Bartram, William De Xyse. Augustus P. Day, M. Fackenrbal.

William F. Garrison, William Knight, Henry Kelson Meeker, J. Adolph Mollenbauer. Bonis C. Megie, David E.

Morris, Thomas F. Rowland, Edward S. Seeley, J. Southard Van Wyck, Charles R. Wyckoff, Daniel T.

Wilson, Gris wold Denison, George P. Jacobs, Alvah Gtiioti Brown, C. B. de Ia Vergno, E. F.

Cdldwell. William S. Wandel, Frank Allaire, Cortiandt St. John, Henry J. Vogel, Charles Hazletou; Miss Raynor, Mi; Edith Raynor, Miss EdSh Burr, Miss Charlotte Burr, Mrs.

Ezra B. Tuttle, Mrs. John S. King, Mrs. Ralph II.

Tiebout, Miss Julia Atwa'ter, Miss Rose At water. Miss Chesley. Mrs. George Furmun, Mrs. J.

M. Craig. Mrs. Charles F. Hageboom, Mrs.

James M. Coppernoll, Walter J. Barron, Mrs. Bernard Piters. HANOVER CLUB DINNER.

Seventh Annual Event Thoroughly Enjoyed by Fully Two Hundred Members. The seventh annual subscription dinner of i the Hanover Club, held last night at the club house, corner of Rodney street and Bedford i avenue, was one of the most marked of the long series of social successes of the club. The attendance was limited to the members, but there were fully two hundred seated at ihe tables. The menu was satisfactory in every way and reflected credit, on the club steward. At the head table were Messrs.

John S. Mc Keon, Charles S. Young, William B. Green, Thomas P. Peters.

Everett Caldwell. Arthur S. Somers, Walter li. Gunnison, Herbert F. Gunnison, Colonel Andrew D.

Ba.ird and James 1). Bell. In the enforced absence of Frederick W. Wurster. president of the club.

Colonel Baird, the i reasurer, presided during the dinner, and then called on Herbert F. Gunnison, ihe ny 1 1. Tnirnr Hi. wl iiiv ihr. i i toasis arranged in such a way as to make an acrostic forming the name Hanover.

The tirst speaker, Jonn S. MeKcon. spoke of "Happiness," the sen: intent being: Our aim Is happiness; lis yours; tis mine; 'Tis the pursuit of all who live." He alluded to various means of pursuing happiness and classed membership in i lie Hanover Club as one of ihe grealest. "Abstinence" was the toast allotted in Charles S. Young, with its accompanying sen niment: "Against diseases here ihe sirongrs: fence Is the defensive virtue, alls: inence." His remarks were in favor of thai virtue and were full of reminiscent anecdotes that were fully appreciated.

William B. Green responded for "Nonsense." "Daring nonsense seldom fails to hit." and he indulged in anecdote and personal allusion. that were ihoroughly enjoyed. The Rev. John Urittan Clark was asked interpolate some remarks 10 eouruer.ict the evil effects of the previous speaker.

Thomas P. Peters spoke to "Opportunity." opportunity, tny guilt is greai. le spoke of the club members in a bantering vein, and I hen alluded to ihe reat. men who had made diui, real lu oo o.i. i.iinyj iu is vaioi, was lie luu.

in e.i isi aui. District Attorney Everett Caldwell, and he spoke eloquently on Ihe subject. Arthur S. Somers spoke lo "Enthusiasm." "Rash enthusiasm. In good society, were nothing but a moral inebriety." After a few eloquent words in keeping with i lie toast and sentiment, lie sang several songs, in whii all joined in the chorus and heartily applauded.

"Retrospection" was the last loasl of Ihe evening and the sentiment was 'This greatly wise to talk with our past hours." Dr. Walter H. Gunnison responded to this, and staid he After ibis there was story telling hy sevei diil not purpose to waste iniicli rime' on ihe past, for the future was too full of good th'tigs for all. and with appropriate he closed the regular speeehmaking. al raconteurs of the club, including Bernard i and v.

itn some more songs bv A omers tne tinnier was cine! by deciding II to have been the best yet held. During the evening a letter from I.udwig Nissen, who was in Philadelphia, was received. AMALGAM FILLINGS. Dr. Tuthill Contends That They Produce Mercurial Neurosis.

Before ihe Medical Society of the County of Kings at its regular monthly meeting las: night Dr. J. Y. Tuihlll of Brooklyn read au elaiborate paper on mercurial neurosis, caused by amalgam tilling. in teeih, and cited a num.

her of cases to illustrate the ame. The paper was warmly discussed by representative dentists. Drs. Brewster, Corjlt and of Brooklyn and Dr. Uogue or They failed to shake Dr.

TuibiU's uusiiion jit I I i i I I I I I I i i ,3, mencas reatest edicine Greatest. Because in cases Dy. pfpsia Hood's Sarsapanlla has tt tou.tn a.e maKic, which just hits 1I10 spot. brings relief to tho and gives tone and strength to ths as no other inuilieinu tlort. Could Not Eat.

"1 have ttik' Hood's and think an excellent remedy. I was in such con dition that I could cal only small portion of food, but since taking H.Iod's Sarsaparilla I have good appetite. We Unit that noon Snrsnpnrilln gives strength, and we benrtily retnmmi.ii'l it as an exec lent uicdtciuc. Oiiasman. 107 Jefferson Avenue, lirooklyn.

Sarsa parSISa a in erica's flreu 1 est Medicine, cl si ix lor 55. ti iv Sn tv nil tirilCElSls. v.ci "in. are gentle, mini, eneu HOOd FlllS tivc. All druggists.

25o. MERCHANTS PROTEST. They Do Not Wish the United States Government to Acquire Erie Canal System. The Association New Yorlr has sent to the Governor. Lieutenant Governor and members of the state Legislature a strong protest against the acquirement by tho United States government of the Erie Canal system.

The principal objection to the transfer which is raised by the merchants is that political influences would be even more pronounced than ihey are to day. An argument on ibese lines is concluded in tho following words "With the Erie Canal as an additional bait, what a morsel there would be for the hungry army of wire pullors and log rolleiv. to whom the larire expenditures that would be required would be but au additional incentive for schemes." The canal, it is stated elsewhere in the memorial, is the most important single influence now existing for the regulation ot railroad charges and au important, factor in the prosperity of the people ot the state. Finally the petitioners declare that not only should ihe state preserve the control of the canal, hut lhat the actual direction of the waterway should be placed in the hands of independent business men. and nut with a commission of politicians.

IN PICTURESQUE HOLLAND. President Jones Describes Its People and Customs, mi Attractive he lectur. by Myer It. Junes, before trie In. ti pno'tuirraptiy.

nig nt. was iiW'iiiifnlly .1 with pictures. nearly iwu hundred in iiniivoer. i il many of Ulom specially col. ire.

1. Mr. June talked on 'Quaint Old Holland. Its an.l Customs," and re in eight tiun.lre.l a thousand niemiieti of 'Institute turn el nut to hour him. The crush a': Dr.

Titus Muns. in lecture 'ii Hawaii or F. Mari.ni Cra.wford'4 Pope and the Vatican was vividly re c.iiievi. Mr. Jones opened lecture by describing Holland (is "the oddest, neaies quaintest an.l incr.i:.

sciic country on the foct stuol; country c.jiistan: having a people of slew, methodical ways, botti peaceful and conservative, yet ever and anon engaged in a deadly warfare with Uie sea: ihe bits of ground they inhabit and the acres they iill being entirely man made and ma lireserved." Hollun.l to have wind mil an 1 'lie can be ivadilv 'believed, fur one cannot, turn any where without, seeing fn.iu three to twenty. Some ul' the windmill are very old. nearly jail are fan tat ic. and the.r importance in tho I :n.lu. rrial side ul' IjukIi life is e.

The I lecturer iw.vc.l many views of the busy Netherlands, including the great iloonijes dyke, tne of tne llniu.i.1 merchants; i hi narrow brick bouses, the front walls uver Tupping the rout's end ending in every conceivable manner; be ilderness o' Jlreers an. I canals, the statue of Erasmus, planted In the midst of an unheeding fish market, and ill' jI I vhere drunken the houses, leaning und triggering in every direction, is quite inexplicable tiii you leant is n.viiig to se: dement of ihe pile foiiuda ions on wnich he rown 1 bn ii Jones bore tes'lmony to til" known oca tne of rue i loi s. to sin iiioL'iure of the re, wood and ei io: r.ipuiiy and Mounting, rubbing an.l iislilntt of 1 he sur face; have to gn on in i'c. s.i I to pn population i. uniuli.ib.i v.et" 1, no for liic i to cuiiing l.i aou i and (owns.

i ng through liclfr, Tn H.iuuc and she and'Tr lu.vn ut ll.u rb m. sp: aker toak nis to AiUisiei ij.iin. tbc Venice of the Nortti. tpu en "i the Znyder Zee. The is d.v.tled nr Islands, which are connei ie ea.

her by 2110 bridge 'IN AND AROUND LONDON." Elijah R. Kennedy's Lectures at the Berkeley Institute. lOlij.ili It. Kennedy delivered lin tii.r! a course of free urcs at the Berip icy In. 1K.1 Lincoln place, l.i i.ight.

Mr. Kennedy's was "In arid Around London," and he told m.iiiy Interesting and en erijiinng tliittgs about 'he lnli. metropolis. The lecture was illu i r.i v. lib more han a hundred si qi icu photographs til" majority of by Mr.

Kennedy when li und collected iu.iie. i.il fu. hough Mr. K' ntiedy has. changes in lemur.

siii. i ii ihe Urooklyn Institute a it does nut differ materially s'ory r. i.iled by him in that made from hi. ti wore taken lie 'urc. one or two delivered it a or wo ago, fruiii tlie clever Mr.

Kennedy shwi a number character, stie London views, street, I the Tnv.er. ('iioapsiile. Win' iilHc Court 1 i.iid tie. and rebii.il niuiiy resting incidents of li.s tramps an I drive abjur Lon dun. Vi.

v.s '1." Thane Loudon Bridge, 1 We. i iniiist' Abbey, i be public liuii'Liigs and olli. ial residences were .11 of which v.ei levcrly d. s. ribe.

I by Mr. Kennedy. He i gave an ei 1 ing ac. in. Kuglish I Derby ami of the regalias and illustrated that lay.

A i ti con. iiisi'iti of Mi vas extended Mr lee lire a vote Kerm HOFMANN WILL PLAY HERE. Th Young Pianist's Programme for Tuesday Night, i' I aui no hud ibe i I in, i from ins iiiey. the other jy. 1 1 1 i.ik.

up in 1 int. injured. in'. I i hn villi. 1 not TiMday.

Hi Manage a ililici: il. anc'T h.A i veil. tig. gfauilll" Murray hjs as foundation on Tuesday tig pro .1 n' He DR. FITCH ON CHURCH HISTORY.

In Hie tin Charity 'oun i.t'ioii. Atl llIic tine, at nVluc ye nlay the Dr. V. T. i'ite'i, minister in litirg" of si.

ciiclniel's Church. Ili treet, gave the thir 1 of riesof seven lecture on 'f'Lurrli History." Tin oiw oi" ind look y'r. iay was ui. th, peri 04 THE DAILT RAGLH Is published every after, noon on the worklnc days oc the week and on SUNDAY MORNINGS. TISRMR OP SUBSCRIPTION.

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PRINCIPAL OFFICE: EAGLE BUILDING, WASHINGTON AND JOHNSON STS. BRANCH OFFICES: 44 Broadwny, E. D. (Tel. 744 Williamsburgh).

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2,415 18th st.) BUREAUS: Borough of ifanhattan bureau, 952 Broadway; Paris bureau, 26 Rue Cambon; Washington bureau, 60S Fourteenth st: Information bureau. Rooms 28. 20 and 30, Eagle Building. COMING EVENTS. Under the auspices of the Brotherhood of St.

Andrew of the Church of the Incarnation. Gates avenue, near Classon, the Rev. G. F. Gladding Hoyt of St.

Paul's Church. Flatbush, will deliver the Lenten lecture this HOTEL ARRIVALS. Brandon J. HrncTrman, J. L.

Ross. M. J. Hammond, P. Lynch, Brooklyn; B.

Schumer, B. L. Howard, li. D. Smith.

New York: O. Clark, F. Thomas. XeWburgtn, N. Y.

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M. Richards, Mr. and Mrs. A. Rohdes.

Mr. and Mrs. S. Farkvllle, C. H.

liamilin, Brooklyn. St. Georee 'Mr. anil M.rs. C.

H. Wells, Brooklyn; M.r. and Mrs. A. H.

CamEfoell, Staten Island: James Russell. Portland; E. R. EWridne. Chicago; c.

S. Hunt, Boston; A. C. Rend, Chicago BURIAL OF BOWERY VICTIMS. The funeral services of the unfortunat9 victims who perished in the fire at the Bowery Mission on Sunday last will take place from St.

Augustine's Protestant Episcopal Chapel, 107 Bast Houston street, at 11 A. to morrow, the Rev. Dr. A. C.

Kimber officiating, the Rev. Morgan Dix, S. T. having unhesitatingly confirmed the kind and timely action of his vicar. Dr.

Kimber, in offering St. Augustine's, the largest Protestant church on the East side, for the funeral ceremony. After the services the bodies will be conveyed to Mt. Olivet Cemetery, and placed )n a receiving vault. DR.

HARRISON'S LECTURE. A large audience listened to the lecture on "Talking and Talkers," given by the Rev. Dr. Tt. Marshall Harrison, formerly pastor of the Bedford Heights Baptist Church, at the Church of Our Father, Grand avenue and Lefferts Iilace, lost evening.

The lecturer has been heard all over the country, and probably nowhere has Dr. Harrison been more warmly received and appreciated than he was at the Church of Our Father. Dr. Harrison has several lectures, but the one of last night, "Talking and Talkers," has always created much interest. It is full of humor and pathos and was delivered with force and with much dramatic power.

A LANTERN SLIDE NIGHT. The members of tXie Brooklyn Academy of Photography entertained Their friends last evening with an exhibition of lantern slides In tho rooms of the society, in the Brooklyn Trust Company Building. President Fuller ton' welcomed the guests. Mr. Frank La Manna filled the rolo of lecturer and Mr.

W. T. Win'tringham operated che double lantern. The slides snow i were mostly tbe work of the members during past year, a considerable number being contributed by the Whirling Dervishes, the well known bicycle club made up of the members of the B. A.

P. Needless 'to remark, their pictures were an emphatic argument in favor of the work of the Good Reads Association. There were a. number 5f marine views presented, wtuen displayed superb cloud effects: indeed, as a whole, the slides shown were fully up to ihe high standard of technical work and artistic excellence for which the members of this society of amateurs are so justly famous. The popular in'teresc in the Cuban question was emphasized by the exhibition of a number of pictures of battleships and one of the striking exhibits in this class was a slide (bowing the wreck of the Maine, in Havana Harbor, reproduced from a fine photograph sent 'to one of the members of the society.

Mr. La Manna's descriptions were, as usual, full of crisp characterization and bright colloquy. Throughout it was an interesting and adm'irable collection of slides both for artistic excellence and attractiveness of subjects. Landscapes and genre pictures Tvere numerous. Within a few weeks the society will give its annual spring prlnc exhibition.

CARL FIQUE'S CONCERT. Interesting Piano and Vocal Music at Wissner Hall. The fifth in the series of invitation concerts by Mr. Carl Flque and his pupils attracted the usual large audience of music lovers to Wissner Hall last evening. A Mozart sonata, to which Mr.

Fique had composed a second piano part, containing aire from Mozart's operas, contrapuntally combined with the themes of the sonata, was played on two piano3 by Miss Eleanor Treadwell and Mr. Fique and proved of especial Interest to students of harmony. Miss Grace Maske performed Leybach's "Valse Brilliante," Miss Louisa Linn played the nocturne and wedding march from Mendelssohn's "Midsum mernight's Dream," Miss Elsie Stafford Eastman played Flque's "Rheingold Idyl" and Scharwenka's "Polish Dance" and Miss Lieb mann the A flat polonaise by Chopin, Mrs, Katharine Noack Fique, who had hitherto assisted In these concerts as pianist, appeared as vocal soloist, disclosing a soprano voice of good quality and unusual compass as well as an excellent method of tone production. Her selections embraced the aria from Weber's "Freischutz," three songs by Cham inade "Madrigal," "Rosemonde" and "Summer" and a novelty, "Hungarian Song," by Flque. The sixth and last concert takes place April IS.

THREE VESSELS LONG OVERDUE. San Francisco, March 1C Several overdue vessels are causing uneasiness in insurance circles. The British ship Ravenscrag left New Whatcom for Callaa October 9 last and haB not been heard from since. The British ship Glenfinlaa from Newcastle, N. S.

for Manila, sailed October 6. Nothing has yet been heard of her. The coasting schooner Arthur I is also long overdue and it is believ6d it was her wreck that was tughted by a British sealer off Tillamook tiro weeks ago. A Picturesque Character in Local Affairs Passes Suddenly Away. MEMORIES OF AN ACTIVE LIFE.

Prominent in Social, Religious and Commercial Circles His Life Was One of Continuous Interest His Final Effort Was the Successful Settlement of an Indebtedness of Over a Million Dollars. Franklin Woodruff died at his home, 106 Remsen street, last evening. His death was I caused by apoplexy. It was a great surprise to all his friends, the fact of his illness not having been known outside of his family. He was one of the most picturesque persons in local politics and was widely known as an active, successful business man.

He was born in Farrington, in 1832. In 1850, when he "was IS years of age, he took up his residence in New York City. He became a clerk in the warehouse of Woodruff Robinson. This Woodruff was not related to him. For three years he served the firm with great ability, evincing remarkable foresight and business judgment.

At the end of three years the firm was reorganized, Albert Woodruff, the senior partner, retired, and Franklin Woodruff was taken into the firm. He then moved to Brooklyn. It was about this time that the intuitive wisdom of the late William Beard's father led him to realize the great value of the Brooklyn water front, and led to the establishment of the Atlantic Docks and the Erie Basin, in which enterprise Mr. J. S.

T. Stran ahan became interested and was a leading worker. Mr. Robinson had also realized the value of the water front for business and warehouse purposes and in the work of developing this Franklin Woodruff was invaluable. During the first years of his residence in Brooklyn he devoted his energies to establishing a position in mercantile regions and social circles.

FRAXKLIX WOODRUFF, One of Brooklyn's Most Prominent Business Men and Politician, Who Died Last Night. In all of his endeavors he was more than successful. He rapidly acquired wealth and social standing and was a leading light in the Church ot the Pilgrims. His social standing increased through his second marriage to the widow of Henry Hunt who was connected with the Van Sinderen family, one of the oldest and most respected families on the western end of Long Island. Soon after establishing himself in Brooklyn he entered the social, finally the political circle dominated by Samuel McLean and George Nichols.

This was a powerful political combination that wielded great influence in local politics. He was present at many of the exciting meetings that were held at McLean's house on the Heights, where many a successful political scheme was hatched. But it was not until the celebrated contest which led to the election of Chittenden that Woodruff came to the front as the active political worker. He was chairman of the convention held in Sawyer's Hall on Pulton street, near Smith. Sawyer, by the way.

was one of Brooklyn's old time characters, having made a wide reputation as a composer of songs. This convention was historic. It brought Al Daggett to the front as a skilful political manipulator. Chittenden lived In the First District and McLean.Woodruff and Fitzgerald, who were the triumvirate, determined to run Chittenden in the Republican district made up of the Seventh. Nineteenth, Twentieth and Twenty first wards.

Al Dagget, just entering his prime iq. politics, Joined in. There were two places to be filled, a long term and a short term, to fill a vacancy left by the death of Congressman Humphrey. Peter V. Ostran der and Fred Cocheu entered the contest and Chittenden was defeated In the con ventiou after an exceedingly hot contest.

An other convention was immediately held, Chittenden was nominated and. with a Democratic 1 indorsement, elected. This contest caused the first real division in the Republican ranks. that has lasted in various forms even since. Mr.

Woodruff's polhir al activities continued to attract public attention until 1S70, when the organization was plunged into scandals due to the too free use of money to secure results. Indictments followed that for a time kept many active politicians out of ight, although no one was prosecuted. When the Tilton Beecher case disturbed Brooklyn church circles, Mr. Woodruff, with his usual impetuousity, took sides in opposition to Mr. Beecher.

Thi3 for a time led to his loss of social prestige and killed him politically for many years. In 1S79 he became a candidate on the Republican ticket for mayor. His nomination was bitterly contested, but with the aid of McLean, Nichols and Daggett he defeated AVilliam H. Lyons, since for some years an Indian commissioner, at the convention held in the old Post Office Building on Washington street. The vote was G3 to G4.

The opposition was carried on all through the campaign and James Howell, the Democratic nominee won by a tremendous vote Mr. Woodruff winning the prestige of having been the worst beaten man who had ever run upon a Republican ticket. He wasn't heard of to any extent in politics thereafter until the first Harrison campaign, when he came out actively for Harrison and by his personal efforts raised over 510,000 for the campaign fund. In the meantime he had severed his relations wi'th Robinson and had entered into partnership with Samuel McLean. This was an unfortunate venture, as he could not get along with McLean in business.

The partnership was soon dissolved. Then Mr. Woodruff entered the warehouse trust and was an active defender of trusts before the Senate committee which came from Albany to investigate the sugar and other trusts. This venture also failed and Mr. Woodruff was compelled to resume business on a private basis, which at the time was not remunerative.

The election of Harrison and his active work on the campaign committee gave Mr. Woodruff considerable prominence and he was unanimously elected chairman of the Republican General Committee. Hardly had he entered upon the duties of the office before he got into trouble through his unwise mixing up in the faction fight that was on between the Piatt and anti Platt forces. He tried to harmonize, but the breach was only widened. The next near.

2880. ho was a candidate for re election. The Nathau people entered David A. Baldwin as a competitor. Daggett, who had forsaken Woodruff, came on from Washington to help Baldwin.

The fight was hot. Each side claimed the victory and there was talk of money being freely used. Finally evidence was secured showing that delegates in the Sixteenth Ward had been bought. The two men who had received money from the Baldwin adherents were induced to visit Mr. Woodruff at his house, large promises of wealth having been held out to secure possession of notes and checks held by them.

The two men came to Woodruff's house. He asked them for the notes and checks. They handed them to him. He stuffed them in his pocket and put them out. Consternation was You get more for your money i in buying Cleveland's Baking Powder than any other, because it zoes farther.

The Asacog Club at hist has lis programme for Easter Monday on the miniature stage of the Germania Club arranged and fairly under way. Two bright, crisp farces, quite new to Brooklyn audiences, one of them an unpub lished one act play by Miss Trumbull of Hartford, were picked out by the entertainment committee on Monday, and will be put in rehearsal at once. These will call, in the main, for feminine dramatic talent, only two or three men being required for both the casts. The selection of just this sort ot parlor play is wise, for the Asacog has at its com mand very many clever girls who can acquit themselves most excellently on the mimic boards. Drama will, however, be but a single feature of the entertainment.

The local theatric talent will be supplemented by the appearance of a musical celebrity of consid erable Importance. This is Miss Laura Sand ford, the young girl pianist, who was first heard in Brooklyn only the other day. at the closing musical of the Brooklyn Amateur Musical Club. She aroused much enthusiasm on this occasion, and her skill is being discussed widely on the Heights. The Asocog feels that it will have a drawing card in her.

She has played with Theodore Thomas, and though under 20, is well known In recital and concert circles. In still another way this entertainment ot the Asacog Club has much interest for the world of society. Immediately after the plays and the music there is to be given the first Easter dance that Brooklyn will have. This is being eagerly anticipated and very nearly all the Heights set, younger and older, as well as people from other parts of the city, will be present. The ushers of the evening, who are yet to be chosen, will have charge of the floor and there Is every likelihood that it will be a flue dance All this entertainment is for the raising of funds for the Asacog's "setlement" work.

The Club will have to give up its house at 8 Willow street this spring, and look for new quarters, owing to the tearing down of the old dwelling. Hence, even more than in previous years, the society wants its coffers well filled. This is the only entertainment of the Club this year, and fortunately for the Club It stands as a social function that must be attended. The entertainment committee has upon it Miss Edna Doughty, chairman; Mrs. AVilliam H.

Gary, Miss Matilda Marvin, Miss Elizabeth Packard, Miss Josephine Baer, Miss Annie Wilbur, Miss Lucy Rose and Miss Seaman. Yesterday, in the parlors of Mrs. Courtlandt P. Dixon of GO Reiuseti street, the first recital of the Dannreuther Music (the Piano Forte Trio of Mew York) was given. All the expectations as to this being a popular Lenten feature for the Heights were realized, many representative women gathering and listening to Hoffman, Dannreuther Schenck, with delight.

The programme included: Beethoven, Trio, Opus Chopin, Polonaise, Opus Scherzo, Opus 4 Trio, Opus 52. The next recital will take place on the morning of March 27. Preparations for the Easter dance at che Pouch Gallery, which, after the Asacog affair, is the most important social event yet scheduled for the supplementary season, are progressing rapidly. This dance is one of great promise. A strong set of patronesses has been selected and cheir names will soon be announced.

Invitations for the Farmhouse dance or, April 22 have just been issued. This interests mainly the Park Slope and Bedford sections, the youngest set in these districts. It will be largely a "bud" dance and the number of subscriptions will be limited. So far this week the event of importance, outside of morning musicales and Lenten talks, was ihe cntertainmen Monday evening at the home of Mrs. Silas Tut tie.

243 Clinton avenue, for the aid of the Brooklyn Home for Consumptives. A lecture on the Yellowstone by Mrs. Joshua M. Van Cott, followed by a reception, made up the programme. The parlors were crowded, and many well known people were to be seen.

The ushers wero Dr. Frank Baiser, Dr. L. M. Van Cott.

George Street, Paul Vernon, Augustus Walbridge. W. S. Tuttle, Jesse Wai. Dr.

Warren Shatituek. Among those on the reception committee may be mentioned Mrs. Silas Tuttle. Mrs. John Engis.

Mrs. Lowell M. Palmer, Mrs. Willard F. Tuttle, Mrs.

Edward Benedict, Mrs. Thomas B. Hewitt, Mrs. Horace J. Morse.

Mrs. Charles A. Schiercn. Miss May Schieren, Mrs. Frank Sloan, Miss Perry, Miss Alice Morse, Mrs.

James Foster, the Misses Vernon, Miss Batterman, Mrs. Henry T. Batterman, Mrs. James H. Oli phtuu.

At the reception were Mr. and Mrs. Hosmer B. Parsons, ex Mayor Charles A. Schieren, Mrs.

Eugene Hritton, Justice George B. Ktynolds and Mrs. Reynolds. Mrs. Franklin W.

Hopkins, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Barber, Mr. and Mrs. George I).

Pratt. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Street, Mrs.

Silas W. Driggs, Mrs. F. M. Snow, Miss Alice A.

Driggs. S. V. White, Mr. and Mrs.

T. A. Vernon, Mrs. Charles Ilazeu Russell and Miss Bond. Albert Bryant, who will marry Miss Fletcher, the daughter of Charles Fletcher, Lincoln place, at All Saints' Church, Seventh avenue and Seventh street, on the evening of Easter Monday, has selected his ushers Edward L.

Campion, Olney Higgitis and Herald II. Brown of the borongn of Manhattan, and James Arnold of Brooklyn. Wallace Bryant, his brother, will he the besr. man. The names of the bridesmaids and the maid of honor, together with some of ihe cnurcn anu nouse decorations, were published 1 here some three weeks ago.

This wid.ling is I of prominence from the fact that it is ihe first of the Easter bridals, and also because it will i be one of the most elaborate. Mrs. Chester I. Richards' Card Club hud an other of its fortnightly assemblages ia. i night I at the residence of Miss Hatfield, IT') Hancock street.

Mrs. Aldeu S. Swan Columbia heights gave a luncheon of twelve covers y. sterdav. Tile week has three interesting make note of in advance.

These are the i I iflj 1 recent ir.i in hr.nro I i i ij itwnn ix ui ji in, in irariurs tne loung uonien i nrisiiiin Association id night; the musicale at the Alontauk Club lo morrow evening, and the I'oivtechirc Club banquet, also at the Motitauk Club, on Fridav. Tne Civitas reception is e. :pec.ed to be espe elally noiuhle. The women who will receive aro Mrs. Camden Dike, Mrs.

William M. Van Anden, Clu'i les. Adams. Mrs. Frederick B.

Pratt. Mrs. Genrgo W. Chauncey. Mrs.

Samuel Doughty. Mrs. Jam" Serlrngeoitr, Mrs. Felix Campbell. Mrs.

Kthan Allen Doty of avenue was at home yesterday. a ri Mrs. Sidney F. Ward (Miss Clatjjta Sh. well that v.a of ll 'i rhernj at.

e. i.s ct home on For the benefit or John's llosp.iai a large euchre party Is to be given at the Mid wood Ciub od the afternoon of Friday, April I. i i I 1 I I I i I I NEGRO AND HIS CHILD KILLED. Savannah, March 1G Henry Kninos. a negro and his 2 yoar old baby were killed last night near Quitman, by a load of buckshot fired through an open window.

The identity of the murderer is unknown. PARIS FASHIONS UP TO DATE. From the Eagle Paris Bureau, 26 Cambon, though the courtesy of Abraham Straus. Rue Blue cloth suit Skirt trimmed with bands of material. Revers and collar trimmed with machine stitching and fancy buttons.

Fancy Bilk shirt waist. The artistic engraving, high class wedding invitations, visiting cards, furnished by Abba ham Straus are not surpassed by any in the country, yet their prices are very much below those usually charged for the same degree of elegance. All orders are executed promptly and estimates are gladly furnished. Fac simile signature of Ckas. H.

Fletchsb is on the wrapper of every bottle of Castoria. When Baby was sick, we gave her Castoria. When she was a Child, she cried lor Castoria. When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria. When she had Children, she gave them Castoria.

Ahtoni i Pare Olive Oil. known as the best lor salads for the last lorty years. All Grocers and Druggists. MARRIED. HAIGHT At the home ot the bride's parents, Xew Lebanon.

X. March 1, Miss 1.VZ.U IK ETTA HAIGHT to JOHN S. NUGBN T. DIED. i AUSTIN" On Monday, March li, ANNA SCHUYLER AUSTIN, widow of the late Robert F.

AU' Funeral services at her late residence, 435 Clinton av, Brooklyn, Thursday. at 2:30 P. M. BAUER On Monday, March M. HENRY W.

BATTER, beloved hirpbarvj of Anna Bauer, in his 5Dh year. Relatives and friends, aJso members of Star of BeVhlehera Lodge No. F. and A. M.

Steuben Ijodse Xo. 133. I. O. O.

and Lod'fie Xo 1,1141, O. M. are respeotCuily invlted to attend funeral at his late residence, 222 Wiliougftby av, on March IT, a.t 2 o'clock P. M. BROffX On jlaliHi IS, WILLIAM BROWS, beloved son of Henry and Mary Brown, In hla 19th year.

Funeral from his late residence. 231 Fifth av. In'terme nt at Holy Cross Cemetery. CIXQ MARS Major P. J.

M. CINQ MARS, in his SOth year. Funeral services at his late residence, 1,403 Herkimer st, Brooklyn, Friday evening, March IS, o'clock. Interment private. (Canada papers ijlea.se copy.) CLUSSMAX On Monday evening.

March 14. 1SSS. JOH.V A. CLUSSMAX. In the 75th year of hlS Funeral services at his late residence, 164 Prospect place, Brooklyn, X.

on Wednesday evening, March 1C, at o'clock. Relatives, friends and members of the Old Guard are invited to attend. Kindly omit flowers. GALLAGHER On Monday, March 14, MARY GALLAOHER. Friends and relatives ore invited to attend funeral.

A mass of requiem Will be held for the repose of her soul at the Church ot 5t. John the Baptist, on Thursday, at 10 A. M. Residence, SCD Gates av. HIXCHMAX At lirooklyn, on Tuesday.

Murch 15, 1S98. BEXJAMIX lir.N'CHMAX, in the year of his age. Funeral private. JONES On Tuesday. March 15, WILLIAM M.

JOXES, husband ot the late Elizabeth Richards, in the 79th year of his age. Funeral services held at his late residence, lfsC Penn st, Brooklyn, X. on Sunday, March S), at 4:15 P. M. Relutives and friends invited Interment at convenience of family.

MURRAY On Tuesday. March 13. FRAXK C. son of ibe late T. D.

and Mary A. Murray, aged 10 years, months, 3 days. Funeral services to be hfld at Church of Xa tivlty, Friday, March 13. at 10 A. M.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to a'ttend services. Interment convenience of ra mily. RBEIVE On Sunday. March 13, 1S0S. HLIZA BBTH, wife of E.

Birtlett Reeve. Funeral services will be held at her late residence, 778 Hancock st, Wednesday, CM arch lfi. at 8 P. M. Interment at convenience of family.

RIDGWAY At his home in Bronxville, X. early Tuesday morning, the 15th EDGAR L. RIDGTVAY. Funeral services on Thursday morning, 10 o'clock, at St. Francis Xavier's Church, Sixteenth st, near Sixth av, Manhattan.

Interment In Greenwood at convenience of family. Kindly omit flowers. SEA'MA'N Entered Into rest on Tuesday morning, Maroh 15, ELIZA MERIAM, widow of David K. Seaman and daughter of the late K. Merlam ot Brooklyn Heights.

Funeral services at her late residence. 471 Hal sey st, Wednesday, 8 P. M. Interment convenience ot family. VAX LARCOM On Tuesday, March is, 1S0S, BLIX ABEiTH, widow of the late Isaac Van Blarcom.

Funeral services at her late residence, SfiO Lafayette av. Thursday, the 17th, at 3 I. M. WALK E3R Suddenly, in West Troy, on March .15, ISM, JOHIX M. WAXiKEUt of Brooklyn, only son of Auffusta and the late John Walker.

Interment In Albany Ruriil Cemetery. Thursday, March 17, at 2:30 P. M. WOO'D Entered Into rest on Tuesday. Maroh 15, BBBXEKER B.

WOOD, In the 55th year of his ace. Relatives ami friends of trie family; also members of Company Twenty third Regiment. N. G. S.

X. Y. members of the Veteran Association, Twenty ohlrd Regiment, and of the Insurance Clerics' Association. aJid of Children's Aid Society and Brooklyn City Ulble Society and brothers ot Stella Council Xo. 400.

A. L. of and members of Everett Council Xo. S3, H. C.

are Invited to attend the funeral services at his late residence, 59S Macon st, on Thursday evening, March 17. at o'clock. WOOD The members of the Veteran Association, Twenty third Regiment. X. G.

S. X. are invited to attend the funeral services of our late associate. E. B.

WOOD, at his, late residence, r.flS Macon jrt. on Thursday evening, March 17, at o'clock. ALFRED C. R.VRXES, President. Dd'ward S.

Benedict. Secretary. WOODRUFF On Tuesday evening, March 15. at his residence, 106 Remsen st, Brooklyn. X.

FRAXKLIX WOODRUFF, aged G5.yv.rs. Relatives and friends of the family are Invited to a.ttend the funeral services at his late resi dencs, on Saturday, tlie lth, at 2 o'clock. The Republican organization will take action at an early date looking toward a proper observance of the sad event. Mr. Woodruff leaves a widow, a son and a daughter to mourn his death.

A DINNER TO JUSTICES. Occupants of the Supreme Court Bench to Be Guests of the Brooklyn Club. On Wednesday. March 23, the Brooklyn Club will give a complimentary dinner to the justices of the Supreme Court of this district, which will eclipse, any banquet ever arranged by this well known organization. The president of the club, William Hester, is now absent in Florida, and will be unable to be present at the dinner, but his place as presiding officer will be filled by the District Attorney of Kings County, Joslah T.

Marean. As soon as the date of the dinner had been decided upon Mr. Marean was invited to fill the post of honor aird at once wrote his acceptance. The dinner will be a subscription one and already over 100 names have been received. It is expected that nearly all of the leading members ot the bar will be present.

Ex Judge Howland, the well known after dinner speaker, will be the principal speaker of the evening. The other speakers will include Judge Hirshberg of Ihe Supreme Court and General Tracy. An interesting feature connected with the dinner is the fact that the Supreme Court judges are members of the club and dine there every day. The reception committee, Which has charge ot the dinner, is composed of Frederic A. Ward, chairman; Edward M.

Grout and William N. Dykman. The house committee is composed of Messrs. George W. Chauncey.

chairman; Dr. James Race and J. A. McKay. The dinner will begin at 7:30 o'clock, being preceded by a reception which will last for half an hour.

BRIEF COUNCIL SESSION. Leich and Francisco Provoked the Only Breeze at the Meeting Aldermen in a Tangle. Yesterday's council session was the shortest, ye: held by the upper brancti of the Municipal Assembly and was, moreover, devoid of any business of great importance. The Mayor sene in a veto withholding approval of a resolution appropriating $3, GOO extra for miscellaneous expenditures in oue of the department. on ground that all must keep within the amounts allowed by the Board of Estimate.

The veto message was us follows: Xcw York. Murch 15. ivjs. To the Honorable the Council: I return hi Kwhh without my approval a resolution by you on February re (luslintf (Ik Puard of Estlmtu and Apportionment to uppropria le tne sum of us a co: tlngenc funtl for the use of Department of for the purchase ol postage stump. tor car lure, ana otru'r sunury My objection to this resolution is that tho i Hoard of Intimate anrtApportlonment has already maje an iipprnpriunon wrjim wni tne expen rf of tlie partni' nt of Correction during the year must bo rouirht.

HUBERT VAN WVCK, Mayor. The council voted to extend the courtesies of the floor on Tuesday next to Andrew H. Green, ttae father of consolidation. Mr. Green is expected to make a speech.

Councilman Ieich and Councilman Francisco provoked about the only breeze in the unusually quiet proceedings by protesting against the favorable report of a bill authorizing the expenditure of $35,000 for a heating and lighting plant in the new East Twenty fourth street recreation pier. They were opposed, 'they said, to spending any money 'that way while Brooklyn was being lof: In darkness. Tto'ia was a reference to the scaling by the Board of Estimate cf 'the estimate for the Department of Public Buildings, Lighting and Supplies in Brooklyn. Only Messrs. L.eich, Francisco and Williams of Brooklyn opposed on the vote.

The council heard a complaint from the Public Hack Owners' Union about the undue privileges allowed the club and restaurant hackmen, which they ask be disallowed in future. Tlie union wants a euperin tsnden: of hacks created to deal 'with them and insure thein their rights, al.70 an ordinance regulating the hack business ut tlieaters ami public places. The charter day appropriation waa not mentioned and this probably uccounted largely for ibe lack of interest and short life of the session. It will come up next Tuesduy for report and passage. It will probably be favorably reported in the council, as it was in the Board of Aldermen, und it is expected to get the necessary votes in the eouucil to pass.

The council, after being in session forty five minutes, adjourned until nex; woek. 7t meets at 2 o'clock under the new rules, instead of at 1 o'clock, as formerly. Aldermen in a Tangle. A resolution requesting the appointment of Thomas F. Kennedy of Brooklyn, as index clerk of the Board of Aldermen, James De leon of Manhattan as assistant clerk and William F.

O'Connor of Brooklyn as messenger, caused a tangle among tho Aldermen yesterday afternoon. The original resolution Instructed the City Clerk to make the appointments. Objection was made to this upon the ground that the Board of Aldermen had no right to dictate as to the appointment of officers. Others claimed that the board had 1 the power to name tnese omcer.s direct. As a compromise it was agreed to fcimply request i thf clerk to make ihe appointments.

It was also suggested by the board that William B. Elliott, should bo assistant sergeant at arms and Peter F. Birch doorkeeper. Iteso lutions were read protesting agalnet the destruction of the Palisades, and calling upon the Legislature to make it a misdemeanor for any stone blasted here to be used on public works. These were referred to the law although they earnestly advocated the use of! 'attention was 'given' to 'h'e pal amalgam.

a. and lii rary siiitnes. no: forget l0 I'm haunts of In. kens and Thack AN INPOKIvIAL MUSICALE An informal mush. ale was given at the residence of Miss Belle Louise Mze.

Is Jfctreet. un S. afternoon by some of her pupils. The programme consisted in part of a minute of Beethoven jr tour bunds, played by Mis. Dorothea Tuihill and Mias Ma.e; slemie" sii.te of played by Miss Grace i'unniiigiii Hid Mi.

Maze; piano Win lies' Dance" of Jl memo. nt, 'O 'Ul. Klllll Ilieilui llslrow" of "The Flatterer" of Chauiina.l.; and Second Mazurka of tlodird. pluvcd respectively by Miw Cunningham and Miss Dcmp ey. iss Lulu Veilewch piayed me Song of hpmdler.

Hie others who parti in were Pauline Jiel Townseud. I. ilie Weni inaii. Harry Moore and Duncan Green. The programme closed with th for four hands ri duti.

of THANKS TO COLONEL SINN. 'I lie recent benefit at the Muntnuk Theater for the MoiniHl. rv of I'r. cio.is Blood has brought out ie following letter to Colonel Wiliimn 11. Sinn Mon.

i i I en I' 11.1 11. ItruuH To O.l. William K. timi: Iii'. ir ir fi i ie.

i ti cere liraiitu.l'i lei ii. ioii i. l' in for half of our li'iniljie Mi.y fatco you ejv. 1 ii (il ii lull) in lie. r.

li. bi. ter M. I.K. Itecerdii.g.

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