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BROOKLYN'S DEADLY BOMB.
A MYSTERY WHICH THE POLICE ARE KOT
ABLE TO UNRAVEL
' One Aro Suppoaed to Have Been Found,
However, Thnt May- Lead to tho Arrest
of the Perpetrator of the Outrage Mm.
Wechsler and Her Young Son Disfigured
Far Lire How the Ronib Did Ito Cruel
U I I frl "VXTRAOBDINABY
jj3 J X B offorts are being mado
C5 EI hy tho Brooklyn polioo
Cfy i 1 t to traco tho man who
Ti, t "B-' made tho attempt with
1 10511 tflrV dynamite bomb on
i tlpij5y iuS k '" ' r oseP
L otIJtFbSs Wochsler, of tho Ann
l eMv' ' oohsler & Abra.
I S.V?y ham, whlch had Bucn
I fiPj-Jl - UKJ terriblo consequence
Q 'ffijK-yj to his wifo and littlo
WJ53rrT5Slf Inspector Beilly has
"l Wlifil : put a Mluai Mead.
11 I m q fa quarters men on tho
5Qfca-l- J- cabo. Thoy aro as-
Rfe Bisted by Capt. Mc
, Kelvoy and Detectives Price and Shaugh-
nessy, of tho Fourth Frocinct. They havo
several clues on which to work, ono of which
is a letter found on top of tho parcel delivered
ft the houso. This lottor was inclosed in au
cnvelopo, nddressed liko tho parcol, " Mr.
Wochsler, No. 329 Washington avenue. It
covered two shoots of business note paper,
ruled with blue lines. It road as followB :
ilr. J. Wechsler Sin : I send you a fow articles
; ' which I havo taken from jour store dlahoncstly.
J I am very sorry for It now, and I sincerely trust
that you will not entirely condemn a young man
, for such an error. If you will be so Indulgent as
to keep this matter private and not at-
.' tempt to prosecute me I will repay
! you for nil poods I have taken. I
' do this on tho advice of my uncle,
J. A. Lanncy, of Now York. I will be pleased It
you will receive a visit from us, as my nncle wants
to see yon In regard to this matter. Ills object and
mine also Is to make you lull amends. I will send
you several dozen pawn-tickets for goods whtoh I
have disposed of fn a dishonest manner. Yours
I truly, Louts D. Swift,
No. 2-13 West Fifty-eighth Btrcet, N. Y.
II Tho letter was written in ink in an angular
y hand, the writer evidently intending to
1 mako it look liko a lady's hand. Several of
tho words, wero misspelled, but tho
latter on tho wholo was that of an
educated person. Tho defect" seemed to
bo intentional. The latter was undoubtedly
written as a decoy to induce Mr. Wechsler to
look further into tho fatal package. As a
matter of tact it nan tnis very oncct.
Other clues aro afforded by tho prosenco in
the box of five printed business cards bearing
tho name of John A. Lanney, wagon builder,
415 West Eighteenth street, New York.
Although they wero probably placed thero
with tho express intention of throwing the
polico off tho track they may provo val
uable links in tho chain. Then
there is another piece of writing in the hands
of Gnpt. MoKelvoy which, he considers,
affords a most valuable clue, but ho will not
give' its exact nature. Superintendent Camp
Hell said this morning that he felt confident
that the man who sent the Infernal machine
would be in tho hands of the police during
the next twenty-four hours.
Two thousand dollars reward are offered
for the arrest of the man, and it has stirred
tho detectives to their best offorts. One thou
sand dollars are offered by Mr. Joseph
Weohsler, and the other thousand by his
. partnerjSlr. A- Abraham.
Mrs. Wechsler's injuries aro much moro
serious than they were at first supposed to
bo. Both her hands were so terribly lacerated
by the pieoes of metal scattered by the ex
plosion that they presont the appearance
of jigged masses of raw flesh.
Two fingers of tho loft hand wero
almost entirely shot away, and the skin is
shrivelled up by the scattering blast of tho
explosive. Her face is gashed all over by
jaggod pieces of glass ana metal, and her left
eyelid is cut in two. Altogether thero are
fifteen separate wounds on her face
and neck. When Dr. A. Boches.
tor, of No. 2 St. James place,
called at the house this morning to dress
Mrs. Wochsler's wounds he found her in the
greatest agony. He said that her case is made
much moro serious by the fact that the viru
lent acid mixed with tho metal and glass had
entored tho wounds and brought about acute
inflammation. Ho greatly feared that blood
,- poisoning would ensue.
1' Tho little boy Philip, who is only eight
years of age, had several inches of his scalp
torn off by the explosives. His left oyo is
badly injured and both his hands aro severely
An Evenino Would reporter was shown
this morning by Mr. wechslor into the
room where the infornal machine w'as
opened. Only by such ocular demon
stration could anything like an accurate
idea bo obtained of tho terrible force
of the unknown explosive. The room
is in tho rear of the second floor and is used
as a children's bedroom. The furniture
and carpets wore completely wreoked. All
over tho floor wero places where
tho fiory acid hod spread, burning tho carpet
i and tho flooring in spaces as large as eighteen
inches square. The pier gloss and chandelier
N globes wore shattered, and the bedclothing
' was so burned as to bo useless. Largo
pioces chipped by tho flying pieces of metal
from tho cornice, the celling and the picture
frames covered tho floor, mingled with the
blood of Mrs. Wechsler and the little boy.
Mr. Wechsler is unable to account for the
aot. Ho repudiates tho theory that it was
that of a discharged omployeo seeking re
venge. His statement as to the se
Suence of events last night is as
ollows; " I went out for a walk at
I about D o'clock intending to stroll through
I Washington Park, -smoke a cigar.and bo back
in half on hour. I am told that at 0.15 a
m young man in n district messenger's uniform
rang the front door boll. Tho door was
opened by my father-in-law Mr. II.
ItOBsman, who is over sixty years of ago
and very near-sighted. Tho pretended mes.
senger boy gave him a parcel wrapped up
' with string, ou the top of which were a letter
i and a card both addressed to me. My wife was
tuen In the rear room on the second
; floor with my little son Philip," My father.
in-law called to her that thero was a letter
i and parcol for me, and at her renuost he
took both up to her. She laid them
on tho bofa and paid uo "further
attention to them for at least half an
hour, during which time she put tho
boy to bed and read several chapters
V of a novel. It was not until 10
A o'clock that sho examined tho parcel
B ind camo across a paper package con.
i laining tho plated silver knffo, fork aud
Jjioon. Seeing theso che naturally concluded
that tho other contents of tho par
W eel woro of n similar nature, and
B jiad no hesitation in opening it further. Tho
W . little boy'B curiosity was attructed by tho
r clatter of the knife and fork and ho got out
"siu" ancl "t093 by ber sil10'
ii3? nioimv,SiES she drew back the slide of
Jha box thercfsRSSHerriflo explosion, which
,01, uartled not only every one in this house, but
caused tho peoplo in tho adjoining houses to
run hero in tho belief that the houso had
" I camo in nt that juncture," continued
Mr. Wechsler. " and was met by ono of my
hons. who told mo that my wifo and littlo
Philip wore nearly killed, hut thoy did not
know what had caused their injuries.
"I otonco ran for Dr. Boohostcr. I
shall to-day secure tho services of
other physicians to consult with him.
My wifo is forty years of age.
and of very strong constitution.
I am in hopes that sho will recover, al
though both sho and tho boy will in any ex
tent bo maimed and disfigured for life,"
Copt. MoKelvoy has learned by inquiry at
every District Messenger offlco in Brooklyn
and New York that tho messenger who de
livered tho packago was not au omployeo
of any of tho companies. Nono of tho com
panies wero called upon last night to send
anything to Mr. Wechsler's house.
Mr. Bossman, who received tho nnrool,
says that the messenger was short ami slim,
and about 20 years of age, but ho took no
particular notico of him and he
is bo noarslghted that ho is
afraid that he would not bo ablo to identify
tho man. .Tho messenger asked for no re
ceipt, but hurried off as soon as ho had placed
tho parcol in Mr. Bossman's hands.
The fragments of the box which contained
tho deadly explosive wero on Supt. Camp,
bell's table at Brooklyn Polioe Head
qurrtora this morning. From tho heap of
splinters remaining tho box appears to havo
been only about eleven inches long, five
inches wido and three inches deep, a remark,
ably small spoco in which to put throo pook.
otbooks and a machino of such terrible
power. Tho top of tho box was
furnished with a slldo to which
was affixed a stool spring. At tho lower end
of the spring was n .sharp, jaggod pieco of
stool which, when the lid of tho box was
pushed back, was forced against tho oxplos
lvo substanco and thus brought about tho
Tho box and its contents wero scattered in
such small fragments that as yet only a par
tial idea can be obtained of tho
composition of tho machine. It is
known that tho box contained manv
fragment of metal and glass and somo power
ful acid in liquid form. Thero aro no traces
of gunpowder or dynamite, but Capt. Mo
Kelvoy found a remnant of what he believes
is an exploded piooe of gun cotton.
Mr. Wechslor and Mr. Abraham havo been
in business together in Brooklyn for tho past
twenty-two years. They employ 1,500 persons.
They havo never had any trouble with thoir
employees, and, indeed, do not come
directly in contact with any but the
heads of departments. P. II. McNulty
and George Bogers employ all the clerks
and do tho discharging when necessary. They
cannot bellove that any discharged employee
could harbor resentment against
Mr. Wechslor, not only because
ho takes no part in such matters but becauso
he is a liberal' and kind-hearted man who
makes no enemies.
NOVA SCOTIA'S FISH INTERESTS.
Statistics to be Collected Upon Wblrlt Can.
nda Will Iteit Her Caiei,
trECIU, TO IDE ZTINIHO WORLD.
Halipax, Oct. 28. It is reported here this
morning that tho Dominion Government has
divided Nova Scotia into nino flBhqry dis
tricts, and has appointed nlnoi-officials-to
collect statistics of fisheries this sea
son. Theso officers aro instructed
to visit each fishing establishment
and to personally obtain from the
owners of fishing vessels and packers and
exporters of fish statistics of Canadian fish,
enes. They will also show tho importanco,
extent and value of their shore mackerel fish,
erles and tho trstho conducted previous to
the expiration of tho Washington treatv
with Americans in the solo of bait, ice,
provisions and other supplies. Spe
cial attention will bo paid to the
collection of statistics of American cargoes of
fish trans-shipped at Port Mulgravo and
Hhediao and shipped in bond by rail and
steamer to Ameriuan ports. The Canadian
caso will rest largely, if not completely upon
the showing mado in tho statistics thus com
piled. It is known here that for a year past certain
navy officials of the Fishery and Customs de
partments have been engaged in compiling
special reports covering tho value or tho
privileges enjoyed by the Americans in
Canadian waters during tho Washington
treaty over and abovo tho half million
a year awarded by the Halifax
Commission. With the records used
before the Halifax Commission the statistics
then prepared but not used tho reports
compiled during the past year, and tho slatis
tics to be gathered by the officials just ap.
pointed, tho British Commissioners will hove
what officials here regard as a complete pnd
More Ughl on the Donnelly-Shakespeare crypto,
gram in the Sunday World.
MRS. I0UOTS DOOR AND PARROT.
Mr. Walker Accused of Kicking In the One
and Wringing the Neck of the Other.
Daniel B. Walker, twenty-four years old,
of 318 East Eighty-second street, was charged
in the Harlem Police Court this morning, by
Mrs. Ann Young, of 201 East Eighty.flfth
street, with wringing tho neck of a parrot
and with gross disorderly conduct,
Mrs. Young said that a gentleman had given
her the parrot and that Walker had wrung
the bird's neok through jealousy.
Walker said that tho parrot had been killed
by nccident. As to the charge of disorderly
conduct, It was stated that Walker went to
Sirs. Young's apartments while drunk
and kicked the door in. Walker
said that could not bo possible, as he carriod
tho keys. He said that Mrs. Young had got
trust on tho pretouso that sho was his wife.
He was held in $300 bail to keep tho peace.
Henry tieorae's Kngnceuienta,
Henry George will speak to-night In the Eight
eenth, Nineteenth and Twcnty-socond Assembly
Districts ; to-morrow night In the Brooklyn Acad,
cray of Music ; Monday night at Oloversvllle, and
during the remainder of the campaign In this ruy.
Dr. McOlyun will deliver addretaes In Long
Island City and Grand Army Hall, Brooklyn, this
evening. To-morrow afternoon a joint debate be
tween Dr. McQlynn and and John Lloyd Thomas,
the l'rohlbitlonfsl, takes place In Cooper Union
Hall. The Doctor will (peak In this city until tho
close of tho campaign.
hulcldo of a Drockton Merchant.
srxciAL to nr veniko would. 1
HiiocKTON, Mass., Oct. . Henry Lincoln, the
largest clothing dealer In town and for three j ears
Brockton's representative In the Legislative, left
his elegant home last eienlng at T o'clock for his
store. Not returning at 11 a search was mado and
he was found at o'cldbk this morning In Odd Fel
lows Hall dead from a bullet wound in his head.
Unsettled mlud was the cause of tho suicide.
. m m
Flood nod Airs. Fair After Cash.
ISFECIAL TO TBI EVMIIIU WOBLD.J
Han Fkancibco, Oct. . Attention U being
drawn to the rapid transfers of property mado by
Mr. Flood, seemingly showing that he must hao
been nearly rulued by the wheat deal. Mrs. Fair
also. It appears, lost very heavily, and during the
lait Vow days has made extensive property Mies..
Her health. It Is laid, 1 seriously impaired by
FOUND DEAD IN A SHOE BOX.
HORRIBLE DISCOVERY BY A CONDUCTOR
ON A LEHIGH VALLEY TRAIN.
lllutllated Itemalns of an Unknown Ulan
Packed In a Nmall Case llodv Chopped
to Fit Its Hough Coffin, Which Is Cov
ered Willi Apparently Fresh Wood
Possible Cine to the Identity of the Man.
SriOIAL TO THE KVXHIMO WOULD.!
Eluira, Oct. 29. Conductor Baymond, 61
tho Lehigh Vnlloy wild train, reported at an
early hour this morning tho finding of a
man's dead body on board his train, and as
tho facts became- known tho nffalr has croated
n big sensaljon. Tho body had bocn cut to
pieces aud packed into a shoe-box. All evi
dences indicate that tho package was put on
board tho train at Elmira.
Tho conductor roports that ho passed ovor
his train at Addison and Corning from the
cabooso to tho cngiuo and tliat Juo stopped
his train just boforo entering Elmira and
spent somo tlmo in switching cars at the
Southport yards, just outsldo tho city limits.
On going over his train again at Wavorly ho
discovered the box.
The romains aro those of a man of middlo
age. The top of the head has a huge gash
across it, and tho forehead is badly disfigured,
as if a blunt instrument had boon used
in tho murder. The lower part of tho foco is
unharmed. Tho blood had dried on the
flesh and every partiolo of clothing had boon
removed to provent identification. Tho box
was badly spattered with blood, showing
that the corpse hod been put in very soon
after the crime. The arms and legs had been
cut off. in order to allow packing in the short
box. A coroner was colled from Waverly
and the body was taken off tho train at South
James Gray, of Gillott's, Pa., left his
homo a few days ago and has not been seen
by his relatives since. His wifo was in El
mira yesterday lookiug for him, and said that
whon ho left home ho carried 8800 with him
of back pension money just received, aud ho
camo to Elmira to buy a suit of clothes.
Whothcr the body is that of tho missing man
Is not yet known.
Regitttr before 0 to.nfgM or you, wfH Xote your
WHISKEY AT A CAMP-MEETING.
Elder Jackson Nbot Dead and Six Others
(SPECIAL TO Till KVXMtXO WOnLD.l
Charleston, Oct. 29. Tho negroes of
Hampton County havo been holding a camp
meeting near Brighton and religious exer
cises havo been going on all the week, amid
tho greatest religious excitement. On Thurs
day night a barrol of whiskey was brought
to tho ground and drinking becamo general.
When tho preaching began the drunken men
in the congregation wanted to talk
as much as the preacher in tho pul
pit. Tho meeting was Boon turned
into a scene of confusion. When tho
preacher attempted to enforco order a free
fight ensued, in which pistols, razors and
pine, poles wero used. " -Blood flowedvin
streams, and, as the lights wore extinguished,
foes counld not be distinguished from
When peace and order was restored it was
found that Jacob Jackson, an elder in the
church, was killed by a pistol ball in the
head, and that six others wore so badly
wounded by cuts in various parts of tho body
that death will result. About twenty.flve
person b wero badly bruised in the fight.
The camp-meeting adjourned without ceremony.
WHO MURDfcRED HIM?
The Slau Found In a Carrions at Chicago
Win a Pennsylvania Mechanic.
(fecial to the eteniso wonLD.
CniCAoo, Oct. 29. It is discovered that tho
man found dead yesterday in a carriago
shipped from the East is Charles Ferris, a
mechanic of Bridgovtater, Pa. From all that
can be learned by telegraph Ferris left
Bridgowater Sunday night for Pittsburg. Ho
probably got on a freight train to steal a rido
to Beaver and got into a quarrel with somo
tramps, who shot him. A ticket for a recep.
tion which was found in Ferrts's pocket took
place Thursday evening at Bridgowater. Pa.
A close examination at the Morgue of the
body revealed a wound evidently inflicted by
a pistol ball immediately above tho right eye.
A portion of tho forehead was also crushed in
as if by a heavy blow, and the base of the
skull was fractured from behind. No pistol
was found in or about the vehiole.
It is believed that the murder was com
mitted somewhere near Bochester, Pa. The
sidetracks of the Pennsylvania road there
are in a deserted locality, and there would bo
ample spaco to stow the corpso away in the
carriage by removing the bars of the crate
and nailing them in place again.
HARTINGTON WOULD NOT STAND IT.
Insldo Reasons Tor the Remarkable Change
in the English Government's Policy.
m-Pwr.lhT. CABLE TO THE ZVEXIXO WOBLD.
London, Oct. 29. Theso reasons aro given
for the remarkable change in tha policy of
tho Government: The Marquis of Hart,
ington complained to Lord Salisbury
that he was bearing tho brunt
of tho bottle while he (Salisbury)
was resting in France, and he insisted on tho
Premier's return. As soon as Lord Salisbury
arrived in London the Marquis drove to Ar
lington House in an ordinary hansom-cab to
escupo notice, and had two hours' confer
ence with the Premier. Ho showed how the
country was going over to Gladstone, and in
sisted that unless the proclaimings were
stopped in Ireland and tho polico quieted in
London, he would reopen communications
with Gladstone and arrange somo plan for a
settlement of Homo Bule and domestio ques
tions. Lord Salisbury asked for time to considor.
Ho consulted with Sir Michael Hicks-Beach,
who counselled him to follow Uartingtou's
advico. Ho thereupon instructed the au
thorities in Ireland to stop tho proclaiming
of tho Leaguo meetings. Chief Secretary
Balfour, raged at being thus baffled in his
efforts to show what a strong government
in Irolaud could do. Homo Secretary Mat
thews at tho bamo time was directed to give
orders that the polico cease their brutal
treatment of tho London crowds.
Mr. Fasherts Missing.
Sr-ECIAL TO TUE EYLSIXQ WORLD.
I! rido eton, N. J., Oct. 2. Louis Fashcr, a
boarder at the house of James Neal, 1 missing to
day, and so are two watches, an overcoat and
somo valuable papers belonging to the other board
ers. A search la being Instituted for him.
Jackson's Ilaggugo In Montreal.
Monthkal, Oct 29, Detectives now appear cer
tain Jackson sailed by Sarnla ou Thursday, They
say he arrived by tho Western Express, drove hur
riedly to Balmoral Hotel, took breakfast aud
rushed off to tho steamer, leaving bis baggage be
hind hua at tho hotel, where H now lies.
IS AUGUST SPIES INSANE?
Ills Friends Think That Ills Mind lina lie
SrEClAL TO THE EVEX1NO WOBLD.
CniCAoo, Oot. 29. As tho tiino sot for tho
execution of tho Anarchists approaches, Au.
gust Spies seems to be losing heart, aud thoso
who aro nearest to him begin to fear that his
mind has becomo nffocted. Ho pays littlo at
tention to tho efforts of his wifo, by proxy,
Nina Van Zandt, to cheor hira up. Spies
wears a continual frown and is in tho lowest
Tho othor condemned men still maintain
thoir self-possession, and affect to look for
ward w ith hono to the offorts of thoir counsel
to secure a judgment in their favor from tho
Unitod States Supreme Court. George Schill
ing yesterday brought them a cheering mes.
sugo from thoir lawyers at Washington.
It is noted here as a curious circumstance
that of tho many petitions received by tho
Governor for relief and clemency, thero is
but n single formal appeal, and that comes
from a smnll lntorior town in Now York
SUto, to which only eight names woro at.
tached, ono being that of William D. Howolls,
of Boston. The other communications con
siet of personal and individuaV petitions for
Thus far no petitions mado in tho proper
legal form havo boeu received. When ques
tioned as to whether ho would consider n
caso of pardon or commutation of sentence
which had not boen made in accordance with
tho legal requirements, tho Govornor said :
"I presume tho Governor might on hiB mo
tion and without any application pardon out
of tho penitentiary any conv let ho choso or
any number of them, and that if ho did, they
would bo safely out, but tho Governor would
bo liablo to impeachment."
COAL-HEAVER GRAHAM'S DEATH.
Capt. Itnsk Hay that It Was Iluo to
Chief Enginoor William It. McCullogh, or
tho Mallory lino's steamship Comal, who has
been accused of causing tho death of John
II. Graham, a coal-heaver ou tho
Comal, during hor last trip to Gal
veston, was seen this morning by
an Evenino cWobld reporter. Ho did not
wish to mako any statements for publication,
but preferred to remain quiet until ho wns
pjkllnrl fnrirlnl nf flnlvAaimi ttnfnrn ilin TTnttml
States Court next month.
Capt. Busk, of tho Comal, who reported
that Graham died a natural death, said : " As
soon as Graham'B death was reported to mo I
instituted a thorough im estimation into
overy circumstance connected with
it. I had the body thoroughly
examined, and I can truthfully say that it
gavo no indication of having been assaulted
in any way. No marks or bruiseH were on it.
and to strengthen my statement I
got sovoral passengers to examlno it,
who havo been retained at Galveston
as witnesses. Tho coal-heavers who were
on duty with Graham, did not complain to
mo of having seen tho deceased cruolly
treated, and so far ob I could ascertain not
ono of them had ono word of
complaint to make against tho chief
engineer. Graham was found dead in the en.
gine room. Ho had previously complained
of being ill, and I concluded that his death
must have been caused by tho heat, superin
duced by cramps."
FOUND DEAD INJ3ACH OTHERS ARMS.
Three Men Lose Their Lives In an Explosion
SHCIAL TO THE EVXVIHO WOBLD.
Cleveland, O., Oct. 29. At 3 o'clock yes
terday, a serious accident occurred at tho
Topliff Manufacturing Company's works,
Soveral employees wero engaged in japanning
carriago bows when ono approached tho
heating ovon with a lighted lamp.
Japan is a black substance composed of
benzine and turpentine which, when heated,
generates a powerful gas.
When tho workroon approached tho oven
an explosion oocurrod, tho force of which
threw the heavy iron door of the oven into
the middle of the room, shattered a largo
skylight above, pieoes falling into the room,
and blew away the remainder of the roof.
Two employees, John Buohnor and Alfred
Steinbrook, woro found dead, locked in oaoh
other's arms, and burned black. Charles
Musthner and John Bolls were severely
burned, and Musthner died during the
night. Thomas Mahler was struck on tho
head and injured by a falling brick from tho
chimney. Fire followed the explosion, caus
ing a loss of $1,500 ; insured.
PRESIDENT GREAT HESITATES.
Cabinet Ministers Urge IHm to Withhold Ills
SriCIAL CABLE TO THE EVEHINO WORLD.l
Paris, Oct. 29. La Justice to-day says that
Grevy wished to resign, but has agreed to
postpone taking decisive action in conse
quent of an interview which ho has had
with Bovier, Le Boyer and Floquet, who de
clared that many Deputies would rovoko their
first vote on the motion for u committeo of
inquiry into tho rocent scandals, when it be
camo evident that their vote might bo bub.
ceptiblo of ambiguous interpretation.
Dit yeuvteme Biecle and Le Bofltl declaro
there is no question of tho Presi.
dent's resignation. In an account pub
lished by tho former paper of
an interviow between its editor
and M. Wilson, tho latter is represented to
havo declared that ho has in no way begun to
transfer his place of residence, but that if ho
had to appear boforo a committeo of inquiry
ho would then cease to reside at Elysco.
Itepubliqui FrancaUe publishes a noto Btat
Ing that Grevy regards tho inquiry proposed
as an attack W his dignity and if voted, ho is
resolved to resign immediately.
GALATEA ARRIVE IN ENGLAND.
She was Eighteen TJajs Hailing front New
York to ((uecnstoirn.
SrECIAL CABLE TO TUE ZYENIXO WOBLD.
Queknbtown, Oct. 29, Lieut. Henn's sloop
yacht Galatea, which bailed from Now York
Oct. 11, arrived at Qucenstown to-day.
lloston Must Pay 9112,300 Damages.
ISriCIAL TO THE EVEXIKO WOBLD,)
Boston, Oct. . Tho referees to whom wero
referred, by mutual consent of both parties, tho
units sgatnst the City of Boston by tho Boston
Belting Company for damages sustained by the
rHony Brook pierflow In recent years, have
awarded tho plaintiffs f Us, boo. m with costs.
Matthew Fitzgerald, Master Workman of tho
Axemakera' Assembly, of Cohoes, was to-day
I nominated' tor Member of Assembly for the First
Albany District by the United Labor Party, In
place of Alfred Murray, withdrawn.
THE PEOPLE WITH NICOll
ECHOES OP LAST NIGHTS GREAT UPRIS
ING OP CITIZENS.
All Polltlrnl Parties Represented Unanimous
that Col. Fellows Mliould Not be District
Attorney The Enthusiasm and Public
Mplrlt Displayed Heldom Equalled Rosses
and Candidates Alike Alarmrd.
MEETINGS and mcot
iugs havo been hold in
this city, but- last
night's gathorlug at
Cooper Institute was
iCitfJirTT ono o' tho greatest
W fl that over took placo
XiijsJ2L-0 5 'lor0, It was a palrl
BM10TS InYflL It " "Prising of Amcr
ffijCaraSSJggswjgvCgS can citizens, irrospec
SEflf? tlvo of party, orgnni
LSSjHtKtTwprTli zation or faction, who
Vl Mill I PPose,t to tho
''W? W (y'JuVr rn'00' ho ss os and
tVv J Al I $! Democrats and Bo
i 1 1 II I LMS publicans woro thoro,
Lp LP CP42SA'ud' Bator stood sido
by sido for throo hours listening to tho or
raignuieut of tho political machines
and tho sway of tho bosses, Tho
speeches of Whoolcr II. Pock
ham, Curl Schurz, Ellliu Boot, Joseph II.
Choato, E. Ellory Audorsou and Joseph
Pulitzor, created tho greatest enthusiasm and
each speaker was constantly interrupted by
applauso and chcoring whon happy and
effective points woro mado.
Thero wero, perhaps, twlco ns mnny Demo
crats ns HcpubliconH present, but thoy forgot
their pnrty affiliations, and all woro united
for Nicoll aud Martino, good go eminent
and tho overthrow of tho local political
dynasty and tho district despots.
Tho gathering was composed of men who
do not usually attend political gatherings.
They woro votors who aro not owned by any
party or boss, and who at tho coming elec.
Hon will pftRt tlinir ballots ns American Htf.
zens who wish to protect tho fair famo of tho
Tho only officeholders who attonded tho
meeting wero Assistant District-Attorney Am.
broso H. Furdy and Assemblyman Mulry.
Mr. Purdy said ho had just dropped in to see
what the meeting amounted to. "It is im
mense," ho added, "there is no doubt about
that. Tho peoplo aro all strangers to mo ox.
cent tho lawyers,"
When Mr. Purdy was asked for whom ho
intoudod to voto for District-Attorney ho
beggod tho question.
Assemblyman Mulry served in tho last
Legislature as the representative of Tam
many Hall and the County Democracy. lie
said that ho has had enough of boss rule
when it dictates tho nomination of suchaman
as Col. Follows in preference to De Lancey
Nicoll. "You can say that I am with
the peoplo in this fight," ho continued,
' Tho bosses have bowfed mo-out of a re.
nomination because I expressed my honest
opinion at the Tammany Convention. They
now wish thoy had taken my advice."
WAOE-WORIUtRS OUT IN FORCE.
Thero woro thousands of wago-workers at
tho mooting, and thoy wero as enthusiastic
for Nicoll and Martino as thoir richer fellow
citizens in tho audience, Tho presence of
such numbers of workingmen shows that all
aro enlisted in a causo to protect life, prop,
erty, liberty and justice.
The prominent citizens and business men
who signed tho call for tha meeting wero
astonished at tho outpouring. Hundreds of
tho signer's wero unablo to gain admission to
the hall and remained outside or wended
their way upstairs where two overflow meet
ings wero being hold.
It was tho unanimous opinion of all pres
ent that as a representative Citizens' meet,
ing, combining peoplo of every political
faith, its equal was never seen in this city.
The vast audienco choered and cheered at
every mention or reference to The World,
while tho mention of the names of the news
papers that aro supporting tho bosses and tho
boodlers was received with hisses loud and
Tho great success of tho Citizens' meeting
was known all over tho city before 10 o'clock
last evening, Thoso who camo too late to get
nearer the hall than the stairways, returned
to their section of the city nnd told of the up
rising of tho peoplo. The bosses of tho County
Democracy heard of tho sizo of tho revolt
anil wero moro irigntenea man ever, xnoy
wero in solemn conolavo at tho Now Amster.
dam Club, whero scouts caaio hurrying in to
inform them of tho great throng that was
assembling to protest against their dictation.
It is said on tho best authority that several
of tho bosses are favoring tho withdrawal
of Col. Follows from tho tioket. Thero
is no doubt that last night's mooting
has already had its effect. It would not sur
prise many peoplo who havo had talks to-day
with County Democracy and Tummauy Hall
bosses if an effort was mado bo
foro Monday to get Col. Fellows to
withdraw. Thoro appears to bo some
foundation to a statement that strong
influence is being oxerted from Washington
and Albany to accomplish this object. The
friends of Gov. Hill say that ho was very
angry at tho stupendous blunder of the local
bosses in nominating Col. Fellows against
the wishes of tho true Democracy and public
Tho members of tho Stato Committeo who
are not representatives of Tammany Hall and
the County Democracy aro unanimously in
favor of Col. Fellows's withdrawal. Thoy
will not admit this publicly, but they do
urgo such a course iu privato con.
sultotions. Members of tho com.
mittio who represent rural districts
say that if Col. Fellows remains on tho
United Democratic ticket it will cost the
State ticket thousands and thousands of votes
in their sections of the Stato, and that tho
success of the Bcpublicon State ticket will
Bepublican campaign speakers aro using
tho nomination of Col, Follows for all that It
is worth. They havo forgotten about tho
tariff question and make their theme tho
Democratic .bosses and tho rule of tho
boodlers in Now York.
Thero was a rumor downtown this morn,
ing that Mayor Hewitt and ox-Mayor Cooper,
wero thinking of asking or advising Col. 1' el
lows to withdraw. Another rumor was that
Boss Power vtus to resign his suoy in tho
County Democracy. , Tho friends of tho boss
denied this. Thoy said ho would either rulo
or ruin tho County Democmoy.
Tho Tammany Hall bosses would only ho
too pleased to hear of Col. Fellows's with,
drawul. Tho Tammany Hall nominees ou
tho County and Judiciary tickots aro in n
great stato of trepidation. They fear that
the entire union ticket, with tho exception of
Mr. Martino, will bo defended if Col. Fellows
stays on it.
Demoralization aud disorganization
threaten both machines. The candidates for
the Senate. Assembly, Civil Justiceships and
Board of Aldermon aro determined to bo
elected and will not allow tho unpopu.
lor union ticket to defeat them. A largo uiu-
TJin jinoKvx mxa.
The trammer of l'ubllo Indignation fiinf
trre Iho Corrupt "Combine."
iority of tho Demorratio local candidates aro
bundling thoir tickets with tho Citizoua' and
Bepublican cotinty and judiciary ticket.
Each caudldato ou tho "combino" county
ticket is outtiug out for himself, as danger is
At tho hondqunrtorn of tho Independent
Citizens Association, at tho Hotel Bartholdi,
tho greatest enthusiasm provails to-day.
Contributions, to tho Nicoll campaign fund
aro boing sent in oery day, and uailV letters
from prominent business and professional
men aro received, indorsing Nicoll, and
offering individual support at tho polls.
Au Evknino World reporter talked with
somo of tho prominent gentlemen eon
nected with tho Independent movement and
all agreed that tho meeting laBt evening gavo
indication of tho success attending NicoU'H
William E. Curtis, chairman of tho com
mltteo, said : " Tho mooting was as siucero,
as largo and as onthnsiastio as I havo aver
aeon. It wan particularly gratifying to Mr.
Nicoll, and one of tho many assurances given
us that our candidate for District-Attorney
will bo olooted."
Henry B, B. Stapler, of tho Exccutlvo
Committeo, said : 'Iho meeting was one of
tho most enthusiastic gatherings of citizens
hold in New York in recent years. It demon,
strated that tho peoplo aro with Mr. Nicoll,
aud evidenced as well that ho will bo triumph,
antly elected Dlstrict-Attornoy."
Joseph C. Auorbach said: " If tho friendB
of Nicoll boo to it, that all who favor his
election deposit thoir ballots, his election is
beyond a doubt. The mooting last night
indicates, if meetings indicate anything, that
popular sontiment and popular opinion favor
his election, and, with these two necessary
indorsements, that election is assured."
F. D. Sohuyler, through whose agency
rooms 22 and 24 at Cooper Institute were
thrown open for tho overflow meetings, said :
''It was ths largest and most onthusi
astio -crowd )ver Ken at any pub
lic meeting. Indeed, the officers in
charge of the building doclared thoy never
saw its equal. It denotes tho genoral feeling
amontr all classes of citizens towards Mr.
Nicoll to bo moro than favorable, and witli
this assuronco his success in Novembor is
L. Ellwood, whoso pon is always busy at
the headquarters, said : " While I was not
at the meeting, the reports received from it
are most encouraging and givo assuronco of
Mr. Nicoll's election. The emphatio indorse,
ment given him thero was an indication of
tho sentiment of tho people toward their
young candidate, and foretold plainly tho re.
suit of tho election. It meant Nicoll's sue.
Mr. Starkweather, who is on earnost worker
at headquarters, said the meeting was ex.
ceedingly gratifying to the workers in Nicoll's
VgSee the Sunday World for Mile Sty's expe
rfenc in A'eio York employment bureaus.
Ht. Louis's Encampment Hurplos.
(SriCIAL TO THE ETEMIHO WOBLD.
St. Louis, Oct. W. The local Executive Com
mlttee of tho Grand Army Encampment will have
between $8,000 and $10,000 on hand after paying
all tho bills for the encampment, aud aro now In a
quandary as to what to do with themoney. which
is a part of $100,000 raised by Individual subscrip
tions. I'ubllo sentiment hero la for devoting It
to aeeunng the Democratic and Republican Na
tional conventions next summer and to entertain
ing the delegates In case tho conventions meet
here, and to this cause the money will, la all
probability, be dedicated, In case St. Louis gets
neither convention the money, or what ts left,
will be devoted to the National Haengerfcat, to be
held here next year.
Killed Herself with a Tablo Knife.
Barbara Broschart, an old widow, killed herself
af lMKUlge street this morning. Sho had been
sick for years and had spent half her time Inhoa-
SltalB. Only yesterday sho was discharged from
ellevuo after an attack of a wasting
fever that had left her mentally
and physically weak. At daybreak her son, who,
an hour before, had seen her sound asleep in her
bed, found her lying dead on the floor. Sho had
sawed at hor throat with a dull old table-knife
until sho had almost severed tho head from tbo
body. She was out of her mind.
Loogobardl Held for tbo Grand Jury.
Vlncenzlo Longobardl.tbe young Italian charged
with tho slaying of John Barrett, son of Police
man Barrett, of the Forty-first Precinct, was taken
before Justice O'ltellly at the Tombs this
morning and committed without ball to
await the action of the Grand Jury.
The circumstances of the caso are that Barrett was
escorting his two sisters home, when they were
Insulted by tho Italian. Youmr Barrett resented the
Insult, anil was shot and mortally wounded. Tho
sisters appeared In court draped In deep mourn.
Ham Jones's .host Scares Them.
SrCCIALTO TUE EVEHIKO WOBLO.l
Fall Hivku, Oct. . Globo Milage Is at fever
heat. Sam Jones, who died last August, Is now
almost olghtly seen at his old homo. Tho ghost
has been seen by many of the townspeople. It
cooks breakfasts and gives the old kitchen stove a
shadowy shine. Men nave lain In n alt nights for
tho spook, but on these particular nights the spook
they longed for never came. No one can bo found
to lle In Sam Jones's house.
Halifax, N. S.,Oet. . Nlncteon dynamlto
cartridges exploded while being thawed out near
Sydney yesterday. Ono man was killed and threu
others w ero seriously Injured.
IlALirAX, N. 8., Oct. . Last night a young
man named Alexander McDonald was confined Iu
the Port Head Jail, as Insane, Ho set tiro to tho
bedclothes and was suffocated.
IlALir-AX, N. 8.. Oct. . A reward of two has
been offered tor tho discovery of tho whereabouts
of Charles II. Yco, of Union ltoad, Prince Ed
ward's Island, who has been missing since Jan. 8,
last. At the time of his disappearance the missing
umu bad a largo sum of money on his person.
Cow pert k nral t' a.
Furniture, Ctrpcti, 8to-e,B-ddin,0rokarrlShades.
Patk row or Chithua st near Co.tuu.Ki. V
3 O'CLOCK EDITION. I
A DUEL IN THE TOMmJaH
POLICEMAN KANE'S DESPERATE FIGHT TO fH
HAY WITH A BURLY B0RGLAR. JS
John Smith, Caught Robbing a Grocery Storo, VJgH
Takes to Ills Heels and Defends Illnueir IjftH
With Ills Revolver The Men Shoot at iImH
Each Other For Two Minutes and Neither H
Ono Hit Lender or tho " (Stable Gang. 'H
Thero wni a lively exchangoof shots up. 'JH
town early this morning between Policeman ivJTibH
G. II. Knno and a burglar who rojoiccs in tho SH
familiar namo of John Smith. iMaffB
Accompanied by n companion. Smith maiW t99
nn attempt to rob tho grocery store at One ?H
Hundred and Sixth street and -Lexington avo- AJjH
iiuo, and. being discovered by Policeman 'itfH
Kano, took to his hools and ran Uko a deer. ,jH
The policeman pursued him through Loxing- ;H
ton avenue to Ono Hundred and Fifth streot, JH
calling upon tho fleet-footed burglar to halt iH
aud emphasizing theso remarks with pistol -, VH
shots. After a lively run Smith ontered tho t:jH
New York Central Bailroad tunnel at Ono '
Hundred and Fifth stroet, and as Kane fol- MH
lowed drew a revolver and opened flro on tho JH
policeman. Tho two men spent tho next two "ViH
minutes shooting at each other without ac ?H
compllshiug anything. Then tho policeman jH
mado a quick bound, nnd. throwing his full ojH
forco upon Smith, ho sent him sprawling on ' .JH
tha ground. Ho quiokly had tha nippers. ,,-HH
afound Smith's wrists, and, having supple.- .J3H
mented this treatment by a fow well-directed, lfH
prods from his club, his prisoner becamo sub- .fH
mlssivo and was safoly convoyed to tho East ViflH
Eighty-eighth Street Polico Station-onHso, rVM
whero ho was locked up. H
Smith is a leader of tho desperate 'crowd ajH
known as the " stablo gang," which Polico -H
Captain O'Connor is determined to break up. ' '.3H
ilR. OAMTBELL SHOOTS HIMSELF. "rM
Attempted Hulrldo of a Retired Merchant la ' -JH
His Hon-ln.Law's House. elll
Mr. Itobert Campbell, agod C6, of 5 Mad- j
ison avenuo, shot himself in tho right templo Jj-
this morning, at tho residened of H
his son-in-law, 25 east Thirty-sightb. 'jH
street. Word was rocolved at tho H
Coronor'H offlco about 11 o'clock to tho fH
effect that ho was dying, and when Coroner )ift
Eidman arrived an hour later ho started at,' JH
onco to toko Mr. Campbell's nnto-mortom BH
Mr. Campbell is a retired merchant and H
lives with Franklyn W. Campbell, .' H
an iron merchant at 160 Broadway. Vl9
Tho latter was summoned from his offloo . 'JH
about tho same time that word was receives iH
at the Coronor's offlco that Mr. Campbell fl
had attempted to take his life. jdlil
, A nEAYJ-BEGISTttATIOJI,. ..9
It Means, According to John Jr. O'Brien, the) H
Election af De Lancey Nicoll. ' lH
This is tho lost day of registration. lifll
Tho reports from tho places of registry j'
show an unusual interest is being '?jH
manifested in tho oloctlon. When KjiH
tho books were opened this mom- JH
ing in all tho uptown districts vH
there were long lines of votors awaiting to. 3HB
bo registered. John J. O'Brien Bays that i
every indication points to a very . 'HH
large registration, nearly equal to that iH
of the last presidential year. ,rB
This is particularly noticable, ha soya, ia xj&M
tho districts inhabited by merchants, clerks, VH
lawyers and Germans, all of whom are at- V19H
traded to the polls by the excitement ere , H
ated by the contest for Distriot-Attorney. ' ''wM
Thoheavvroglstration, Mr. O'Brien thinks, '.'sflgH
means a powerful voto for Do Lancey Nicoll. -. ' H
and. tho chief of tho Bureau' o , "sm
Statistics added. " Do Lanoov Nicoll will ba ViM
elected beyond the shadow of a doubt. Mea -?uH
who generally let an off-year election so "
by default, are registering this year, ,J"3H
and the business men intend to hava 7-,ShHB
a voice in saying who shall represent them irx H
tho District-Attorney's office. That's wiaft -?1H
this heavy registration means." Ulal
The number registered for the three day ?H
foot up 190,154, aa against 193,123 for the first tH
three days of 1888, 172,635 in 1885 and 208,317 ;.VflM
in 1881. Tho districts that havtu so .f.ojM
far increased their registration over1 H
tho somo days last year- are tha "kM
First, Ninth, Nineteenth, Twenty-third and -WsCT
Twenty-fourth. Tho heaviest falling off isl ,-!'
in tho Fifteenth and Seventeenth districts. ,)jH
Tho registration is almost up to tha jHH
mark iutho Seventh, Eleventh, Thirteenth ,JH
and Twenty-first districts. There is quits M.-M
a falling off in tho Seoond, Third and Eighta -VW
Districts. It is expected that 60,000 voters .IsfS
will bo registered to-day. This would result .JjM
in a total registration of 250,000. ' " AjM
Bomember, this is the last day of registrant ,!
tion.' Books open up to 9 p. it. " IH
Chamberlain Halls for America. JSS3 'iSH
SPECIAL CABLE TO THE EVXSWO WOBLD. ''11
London, Oct. w. Mr. Chamberlain atarta ttJH
from Birmingham to-day on his way to America ta H
tako part In the fisheries negotlattoH.' "l'3H
Boforo leaving the city he addressed the crowat, '-jfl
which had gathered to see him. He said he hoped M
the relations between England and America wotu4 , &
continue to be cordial. lie also said that theaa ' iffl
might be the last words ho would eve tfM
address to bis hearers, and advised them to tticSe jH
firmly to tho union and maintain tho Inheritances flgfl
bequeathed them by their forefathers. , 'sH
Richard Crltehett, Aged DO, Dead. H
(FECIAL TO THE ETEBtllO WOBLD. -TB
Dover, N. U. , Oct. . A Harrington despatch 'lH
announces the death of lUcaard Crltehett, wna l
was born In 1163, and lasurvtved by his wife. t&NM
who la mncty-elght ycarsAl. They were marrleaj - ;$
eighty-one years. One4H and daughter survive,, s'mM
together with grandchlraren and great grand , $
Obituary. , ;H
M. II. Levin, a tobacco broker at No. TS Wall H
street, died at tho Brevoott Rouse yesterday. " JH
Dr. John Murray carnochafi died yesterday nooa, "wS
or apoplexy at hla residence, No. 11 East Sixteenth, 'fS
ltcar.Admtral J. W. A. Nicholson, of the navy, fl
died yesterday noon at his residence, No. 152 West JH
Jurty-seenih street. ' j3B
1'rob's Predictions for the Sabbath. lU
i5X. Washington, Oct M. fijB
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