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PRICE ONE CENT. EVENING EDITION. NEW YORK, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1887. EVENING EDITION. PRICE ONE CENT. ' JjH
MOST TELLS HIS SJORY.
The Jury Hears His Version of
the "Incendiary" Speech.
He Did Not Moan to Urge AnarohUttto Riot
The Gathering Wu Very Qnlet and rence-fnl-It
Would rio "Absurd" to Mako
Threat and llcfy the Law-lie Handed
a Reporter Notes of llli Speech Mrs.
Hoflnian and Many of Ilia Anarchist
' Friends In Court Questioned by Mr.
Howo and Judge Covrlnu
SVEKY seat in Port I.
of the Court of General
Sessions was taken this
morning when Judgo
Cowing ascended to his
place. Johauu Most
certainly could not
complain of a "beg
A V garly array of empty
I .-A. benches " as ho mado
i- --- jf his bow from his place
' JiL' 'n uo witness-box.
IrTflSkin 7t?TlS There woro scores of
' ' Ml (l s Anarchistic friends of
t'V 11 ' Most in tho chamber,
per U f and as many other
JK 1 J ly J pooplo as could gain
J 11 J J. admission to the room.
Brooke, who defended "Honest" John
O'Neil with n six-hour spooch, passed around
the Anarchist and survoyod him 'curiously.
Two ladies entorcd. Ono seated horsolf
near the door, tho other passed on to a
placo inside tho bar. Witch was Mrs. Hoff
man, the Anarchist's wife, who bailed Most ?
"Which was Lena Fischer, Most's whiloin af
finity ? Bach had blonde hair, bordering on
red. Tho audienco was equally divided on
, this point. Ono was Mrs. llonman and tho
other tho wife of a court officer.
Mr. Howo;opeued tho proceedings by deny
ing that ho know aught of tho threatening
' letter rocoived by Judgo Cowing yesterday.
Then Most was called to the stand, lie
denied any knowledge of this anonymous
; letter. Mr. Howo examined the Anarchist,
I fepeaking slowly, and Most answered as
slowly, articulating tho English words with
I oxtremo caro and accuracy. Ho sat in a
" hunch " in tho witness chair and looked
oven smaller and less tcrriblo than whon on
t his feet.
; Mr. Howe Q. How old aro yon. Most? A.
: Forty-seven years, sir.
f (i Where were yon born? A. In Augsburg,
' Q. How wero you cdncatca I A. Ill the common
ana high sohools of Germany.
, (J. now long were you at school? A. Eight
1 Q, now long bare you been In America? A.
t FIN o years.
J Q. Are joa In tho habit of making speeches, ami
! ot taking notes before jou apeak? A. Yes, sir, I
t frequently speak and usually tako notes.
Q. Did jou attempt 10 Incite yonr hearers at
Kracmer Hall to acta of violence to tho danger of
! the peaco of New York? A. How could f? It
would bo absurd I
I Judgo Cowing Hut did yon? A. No, sir.
i II r. Uowe Uld you make any threats at that
J meeting or say anything against tUe execution of
; the law? A. No, air.
Q. Bid you seo any policemen at that meeting?
S A. No, sir.
i Q. Was the meeting peaceful or was there a
1 lumnlt? A. It was verv quiet.
J (J. When a man in too audienco 'yelled "Ite-
vougo," what did jou do? A. 1 said "Keep
; quiet I This Is no tlmo to talk that way. That
don't amount to anything. "
Most Let me make a statement abont that meet
ing. That meeting was called, and it was liko all
meetings of our group, somebody would speak. I
; went thero and I wag asked to speak. I thought It
would be proper to talk about tho death ol tno
Chicago men. Tho meeting was open
, and everybody could come in. BchullE
' was . elected referende or chairman,
and he ald: "Now citizen Most will speak."
citizen with us Is not citizen of the United States,
but la more democratic It means Mr., or something
' like tsat. I don't think I could tell my speech
fluently. I handed to one. a reporter, the outlines
, ot my speech, but If Mr. Nlcoll has ever made a
I prepared spoech he knows that ho says something
i between the outlines.
fj Mr. Ilowo Tell as nearly as you can In this rc-
i gard what you Bald and what happened.
Most I begun ' ' Kellow-dtliens, you havo heard
' ow our meeting In Florence llail to mourn our
Chicago brothers has been stopped by the police.
It looks to me as It the Mujor ami police cannot ar
gue with us; but, nevertheless, If we cannot
meet In public, we will meet privately and
they will learn that we cau educate lu private.
Four of onr comrades lu Chicago have been
murdered and one has committed Bnlclue,
because they have spoken for the worklngmm
and written In thou: behalf. They say that
'one of them threw a bomb, hut everybody knows
that they did not prove It and cannot prove It.
They were tried S or natred and condemned by tho
hatred ot the capitalists. They were not guilty. "
Most began quietly. Thou ho beenmo
solemn, and raised his loft hand in gesticula
tion. Towards this climax his voioo hocamo
sorious, loud and shrill, and then dropped
again to a low cadonco almost soft and musical
in its niournfulnoss. He continued :
Then I ttilnk there was a cry of "Rachel" "Ite
vengel" andlsatd, "Not now! it Is no time to
talk so," All those men, Orlnnell, Gary, Oalesby
all are murderers, but we must beware. All work
lngmen who did not protest against this Judicial
murder will regret It. It was the greatest mur
der of tho age, and thoy who did not protest
will hear their oryont of their graves, "Mur
der I Murderl" Ilenry Oeorgo and Towdcrly
might have stopped tho murder If they chose,
a hero was Louis Llngg. He committed suicide.
Thoy strangled the others, but Louis IJngir thoy
tried to make him out Insane ho could not stand
It and he dlod. Poor Louis Llngg I I know he
spent all his money for pampnleis to distribute
among the worklugmen. Well. Jtocy are dead I
'1 her think Anarchy Is dead, but Auurcny is not
dead I It still lives and will live forever. Think
n they, they o an stranglo Anarchyby killing a few
meh? No I Live Anarchy I
Most was oratorical, and his repetition of
his spoech was listened to by tho audienco
rapt In sllouco. Ho went on as bctoro :
Hoclaltani sprang ont of tho blood of the
iaurlyri from the revolutions of Germany and
I'rauce. Travel round the globo and you will see
that there are. more communists than there were
soldiers of France. They are soldiers of Iteactlon.
Now, I say, tf they would know any
thing abont history they would bo convinced
at ono that the? aro mistaken In their Idea that
they killed Anarchy in strangling four men. They
aro strong. Thoy are armed and tney havo the
polloe. licit we aro stronger. We havo stronger
arms-oar ideas, oar ideas will prevail, ar.d that Is
the most Impressive revenge which we could have.
The gallows will In future be the emblem of many
do m as tho cross has been In the past.
IKMr. Howo asked Most to repoat what ho
, Raid abont wishing to know tho exocatiouer
' and Most repllodi
"Why, I don't know. I don't see any sense In
" that. It may be I don't see why I would like to
, see such a mean fellow as that. No, I wouldn't
like to see him. "
a Mr. Howe-Well, you don't moan by that that
M you would do lilni bodily Injury, do you ?
jB- Most Ah, not I never did any injury to any
M one. '
ill'. Mr. Howe Did you say that for every one of
', these Ove 800 would be slain In revenae?
If i,Uo,tr,, no ,lr? J woul' ue foolish to talk so
W 'la a public meeting, I old not, I went to prison
onco and I was careful this night not totransgress
Assistant District-Attornoy Nlcoll cross
examined. Whilo Most responded roadily to
tho questions of his counsel, he resorted to
tho tactics of tho familiar Old Bailoy witness
so graphically pictured by Dickons, beat
about tho bush, ovndod equivocated
and llnnlly answored tho questions with re
luctance. Ho said :
"No. I did not go on the stand In my former
trial. I made a speech to tho Jury. I thought
that was better. I.am always ready to speak at
these meetings. I take my notes In ten minutes."
Mr. Nlcoll How many times have you been In
MoBt was about to answer whon his counsel
intcrpobed. "Don't aunwor. I pbjoctl"
said Mr. Howo said. Most said that ho was
willing to toll, and argued tho point with Mr.
Howr. Judge Cowing allowed the question,
nnd Most said that he served ono year in 18C9
in Austria nnd was sentenced to five years in
Austria in 1870.
Mr. Nlcoll What were you convicted of?
Most What they call treason lu that country of
Mr. Nlcoll Whero were you sent to prison after
that and what for 7
Moat lu despotic Germany, for calling tho Em
peror a murderer.
Hcrr Most said that ho had served eight
months iu Chemnitz, Saxony, in 1873, for
calling tho Emperor a butcher, a tiluughtorcr.
Iu 1871 he was sentenced at Berlin to ono
and one-half years for communistio
speeches. In 1878 ho served two
mouths for blasphemy. In 1881
ho spoko in England in approval of tho blow
ing up of tho Czar of liussia, and he wbb con
victed by a jury " in favor of tho Czar" and
ho got sixteen months for that. Ho was then
editor of tho Frtiheit, Anarchist papor in
Frtihcil is tho organ of Anarchy andJSoeial
ism, for tho fonnor is.a variety of the latter.
Most Baid that ho was n mombor
of tho International Workingmou's So
ciety, which taught Anarchy, but ho could
not tell whether tho Chicago martyrs wore
members or not. Ho know three or four of
them personally. Most said that ho was not
an officer of that society thoy had none,
thoy would acknowledge nono. They had no
bureaus, no head, no responsible leader.
Thoy practlso Annrchy as thoy teaoh it.
" How would your organization arrivo at
tho conclusion to throw a bomb ?" asked Mr.
Whilo Mr. Howo, Mr. Nicoll and Judgo
Cowing woro debating tho question of tho
admissibility of this. JloBtrepliod : "That
never ennio up, so I don't know."
Mr. Nicoll'B endoavors to get tho fact of tho
authorship of Horr Most of several docu
ments and hooks calculated to stir hot-blooded
men to unusual acts caused Mr. Howo to
boil over in anger.
Judgo Cowing rapped on his desk and
criod, " Ho calm, bo cool I"
" I am calm I I am cool ! I novor was
cooler in my lifol" oxclaimod tho defending
counsel, rising hotly and trying hard to work
hisnotticd back away from his nottling shirt
and collar, his faco aflaming, glowing with
" inherent coolness." Thoro was a genuino
guffaw all over tho court-room at this.
Most declined to answer whether ho had
written advising tho uso of explosives in
Kovolutionary warfare ; advico of how to
manufacture, cheap explosives ; how to
uso explosives and thoir effect: to
proenro tho best quality of fuse
and avoid its spoiling by soaking, in moisturo
or incasing in rubbor ; that u wire or electric
button is prcfernble in using an oxplosivo at
a distanco, whilo a fuso is better whon
only a fow moments is nocessary in which
to get away; that when "brilliant
results are desired dynamito should bo used
in a strong shell." Most declined to answer
on tho ground that it would criminate him
nnd would prejudico tho jury.
Mr. Nicoll asked Most if ho had advised
tho uso of dynamito nnd had given instruc
tions for tho manufacture of bombs. Most
would not answer. A number of questions
of a similar naturo wero then asked. Most
lost all patience and shouysd out : " I decline
Most mndo a long explanation of tho mean
ing of Anarchy, whioh, ho Baid, was organ
ized to jmt down tho robollion of tho
capitalistic class, and to overthrow
nmrnriiDionto llrtm ho ilimoinnft nnsl
nitro-glycorino would bo used on both sides
in tho revolution which was coming. Most
denied step by step all tho utterances alleged
to havo been mado by him in Kraomer Hall.
A recess was thou taken.
TUE NEWS IN WALL STREET.
A Slight Scare Keeps Prices Down in the
Itnrly Dnillnus Uosslp.
As usual, after prices havo slumped a fow
points, weak holders of stocks this morning
feared that tho bottom of tho market
would drop out and they hastened to
sell. Tho big guns grabbed up the shares
thrown overboard and then prococdod
to bid tho wholo list up.
Money has been offered in considerable
amounts on call mid 5 a 0 per cent, havo been
tho ruling rates. Tho Bub-Treasury was
dohtor at the clcaring-houso this ' morning
:jj8Gl,539. Tho clcaring-houso statement
shows exchanges, 142,191,2S4, and balances,
In London American railway securities de
clined , to I per cent. Consols aro 1-10
higher at 103 7-10. In Paris rentes aro 13o.
lower at 81f. 75c.
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Joo C'oburn Alinlil In Custody.
joo Cobiirn, the ex-pugllut, was arrested on a
warrant this morning on complaint of Eralle Paul,
proprietor ot tho " Uilillron," No.4I0 Blxth avenue,
CRASH ON THE RAIL.
A Coal Train Runs Into an Ex-
press on the Pennsylvania.
Enelnoor Smith Fatally Injured and Soveral
Other Seriously Hurt.
Detnlla of the Iilsnstcr Hard to Oett but tho
Itlock-Slsunl Hystein rni Defective
Hoinowlicro Several PnaKonBcr for New
York Had Narrow Escapes with Their
Lives New Yorkers on the Train.
There was a great crash on tho Pennsyl
vania Ilailroad, Camden Branch, near
Ilightstown, N- J., Uiis morning. Passenger
train No. 30t, bound to Now York, ran into a
coal train near tho old bridge, making both
trains a comploto wrock.
Engineer Joseph IL Smith, of tho passen
ger train was crushed in his cab, and is bo
lioved to havo sustained fatal Injuries. Smith
lives in Highstown.
Charles Unnt, baggago master of tho pas
senger train, was also dangerously 'injured.
Ho lives in Ilightstown.
A numbor of tho passengers on tho train
wero badly hurt, but fortunately no ono was
The train was crowded with peoplo, many
ui vuoiu cumuig in iu now xorii
to business. Many of tho passen
gers saw that a collision was
inevitable somo Bcconds beforo tho (crash
came, and thoro was a panio in ovcry car.
Fortunatoly both trains woro running at slow
Tho passengers not injured by tho
shock did nil in thoir powor to
calm tho fears and alloviato tho suf
ferings of the moro unfortunate.
Tho orics of Engineer Smith wcro pitiful.
Ills wounds wore drcBsod by a local physi
cian and arrangements instantly mado to
send him to his homo.
It is almost impossiblo to get any details
of tho accident. Information was sent to
tho main offices of tho road in Jersey
City, but tho peoplo in ohargo
thord this afternoon deolined to givo
much of it to tho public. Bo far ns-could bo
ascertained somobody blundered in manipu
lating tho blook-signal, a system which is
popularly presumed to bo proof against acci
dents of this kind.
Another report Bays that' tho freight train
was behind timo, trying to mako np, and was
on tho up track? without having tho right of
Tho two front cars of tho passonger-train
woro knocked to splinters. How tho passen
gers escaped death is a marvol. Tho freight
train was thrown from tho track.
Two of tho injured mon. ono with his arm
and ribs broken and anothor with his thigh
crushed, havo been carried to tho Old Bridgo
dopot and a physician attended them.
Tho lino is blocked by dobiis.
A niOT IN A SALOON.
An Artfuincnt on Annrcby Enforced by Sev
crnl Pistol Hbotn.
Thoro was a Bmall riot in Ilenry K. Miller's
saloon, at 1180 First avenuo, at 1 o'clock this
morning. 'William Cowling, n lather, living
at 801 East Sovcnty-sixth street, was discuss
ing anarchy with 'William Waters, a friend,
of 1038 Avenuo B, and Adolph W. Shnlor, of
409 East Sovcnty-oighth street. Both had
boen drinking, and words easily led to
Bowling, ovldontly determined to establish
tho reign of anarchy then and thero,
pickod up a rovolver and hammered Shulcr
on tho head with tho butt of it, then turned
the business end of tho weapon on tho saloon
keeper and anothor man, Louis F. Huth, of
431 East Eightieth street, who were at tho
bar. Ho planted ono bullet in Hutli's neck
that knocked him over liko a log, and scut
another through tho Baloon-kcopor's hand,
By this time tho saloon was in an uproar.
Tho snots and yells of murder wero at
tracting a crowd in tho street. Bowling had
temporarily disappeared in tho cloud of
sinoko and dust, when it cleared away the
saloon-kooper discovered Dowliug behind
tho bar with his haudB in tho money-drawer.
Tho sight mado him furious. Ho sprang
upon him, and, seizing a revolver that wtis
lying in tho drawer, opened flro for himself.
Bowling disappeared as if shot out of a gun,
and tho police came.
Between 3 and 4 o'clock dotcetives found
Bowling in Paropa Ilall at Eighty-sixtli
street and Third avenuo, with a bullet from
saloon-koeper Miller's revolvor in tho loft
foot, no was taken to the Fifty -ninth street
station and locked up on throo distinct
charges of felonious assault Waters was
Bowling and Waters wero arraigned in tho
Yorkvillo Polico Court this morning. Bow
ling pleadod ignorance of any complicity in
tho shooting, and, in fact, stud that he did
not believe that ho was in Miller's saloon
list night at any time. Waters
said nothing. Miller failed to positively
identify his assailants, and Bowling, against
whom all blame is now contrcd, was re
manded until 8 o'clock to-morrow morning
to allow Huth, if possible, to identify him.
HE DIED IN THE HARNESS.
John J. Ilcrrlck Falls Dead In Ills Chair at
John J. Herrick, clerk in tho Custom.
House, dlod suddenly of heart-discaso this
morning, while seated at his desk. Mr.
Herrick appeared in his usual health when
he entered upon his duties to-day, but
ho had Bcaroely taken his seat, whon sud
denly and without warning his hend fell
forward on his breast and beforo absiktanco
could reacli him ho was dead. Mr. Herrick
was sovonty.one years old, nud had been
twenty-six years in tho Government service.
seems ! a crime. lint pain jrrowa mora Intent until
I'AIK Paimz arrtrw. BoW bj anw slau generally .
DAN DRICOIiL MUST HANG.
Ilia Conviction Afllrntrd by tbo Court of
Auunt, Nov. 29. Baniol Briscoll, who
murdered Uozlo Qorrity iu John McCarthy's
divo, will havo to hang. Tho Court of Ap
peals has affirmed his judgment and con
viction. A Worm) reporter cnllod at tho Tombs to
soo how Ban Briscoll had received tho nows
that tho Court of Appeals would not rescuo
him from tho gullowH for killing Bezlo Gar
rity. ' Can I seo Briscoll ?" asked tho roportor.
" No 1" said tho "Warden.
" How docs ho tako tho news that ho is to
"Ho has not got it yet, and Ithinkitis
his lawyer's placi to give it to him."
"Has he boon hopeful in regard to tho ro
sult of tho appeal ?''
"Oil, thoy aro always hopeful," Baid tho
fat Warden, wearily.
Mr. Huwo, Briscoll's lawyer, was at Most's
trial, where, ho will bo detained till 3 or 4
o'clock, so Briscoll will havo u few hours
moro of bopofultieris.
Tho crimo for which Briscoll is to sutTor
tho extreme penalty of tho lavr is tho murder
of his mistress, llezio Gerrity, In McCarthy's
divo in Houston street last year.
Briscoll will havo to bo resentenced, as tho
timo when ho was sentenced to bo hung is
past, and ho is iu tho condition of a con
demned man whoso day of execution, is not
LOTTA SPED FQB $50,000.
Sho Was tlio Cnnso of Mr. Hnmnels, of
Boston, nileslnir a Train.
Israelii, to tuc woblo.1
Boston, Nov. 21). Just beforo leaving Bos
ton for Saloin yesterday afternoon, tho pop
ular littlo aotress known all over this conti
nent as Lotto, was waited upon by a " minion
of tho law," who served hor with papers in a
suit instituted against her by Mr. Abiram
Samuels, in which tho damages are laid at
Mr. Samuols, who, it appears, is a commer
cial traveller for a paper concern in Cincin
nati, alleges that ho has been hindered and
delayed in business in cousoquenco of Miss
Lotta having been tho moans of provcntlng
him catchiu" n train, from tho Provi.
donco depot ono day last wook,
under tho following circumstances: Mr.
Samuels had chartered a lierdlo from tho
Hotel Brunswick to convey him to tho depot,
and had barely timo to moko'tho train. Tho
vehiclo was drawn by an anclont animal thnt
was evidently unfit for work. Mr. Samuols,
however, was too much engrossed in his busi
ness to notice this, and, in any caso, accord
ing to his view, it wasn't Ids affair.
Lotta chanced to bo returning from a walk
in tho Publio Garden, and whon sho caught
sight of tho wrctehod horBo.lomo in every log
and plainly unable to respond to tho liberal
persuasions of tho driver's whip, her
well-known sympathy lor all sorts
and conditions of animals was aroused,
and, springing into tho road, sho
commanded tho man to stop. Tho John,
after tho manner of his kind, -of course re
fused the poor animal was willing onough
and emphasized his refusal with his opinion,
iu anything but choico Anglo-Saxon, as to
tho daring conduct of tho littlo lady. Lotta
was nothing daunted, howover, and held on
to the bridlo, regardless of tho oHorts of tho
driver to reach hor witli his whip, until a po
liceman arrived on tho sccno and relieved her
by directing tho drivor to tako his horso to
Meanwhilo Mr. Samuols had been furiously
conjuring tho driver, and a crowd had, of
courso. assembled. Tho incident occupied
some three or four minutes, just long onough
to result in Mr. Samuels loniiig his train to
tho West, and ho now seeks redress for his
loss of timo in tho manner stated.
EX-SENATOR ECChEBINE MARRIED,
Ho Weils 9IlhR Pledad finrcln de Tcjada In
fit. Ann's C'hnrcli This Morning-.
Ex-Senator Thomas C. E. Ecclcsino and
Miss Picdad Garcia do Tcjada. daughter of
Mrs. Teresa Garcia do Tcjada, of 200 West
Fifty-sixth streot, woro married this fore
noon at 11 o'clock. Tho brido is a brunetto
of Spanish appearanco. She lived for somo
years in tho United Statos of Columbia, whero
alio was born, tho family being of Spanish
origin, but alio 1b not related to tho lato Presi
dent Tojada, of Mexico, us might ho in
ferred from tho name. Tho marriage, was
eclobrated at Ann's Church in East
Twelfth street, which was blockadod with
carriagos for soma timo prior to
tho event. Father Jackson, assisted by other
Tho brido woro an olaborato travelling cos
ttimo, as, after a small wedding breakfast at
hor mother's homo in tho Vancorlour apart
ment house, which only tho family and a few
intimate friends were invited to attend, iix
Kenator and Mrs. Ecclcsino started nt onco
for Washington. The wedding gown, which
was oxceodingly becoming to tho youthful
beauty of tho bride, was of tan-colored silk,
cut walking length, with side panels and
front and back of corsage, elaborately ar
ranged with oriental trimming, and small
bonnet to match. Sho wore a corsago hou
quot, and in her cars diamond hoops, formed
of serpents, and also a largo diamond pin at
hor throat, both gifts from her mother.
DIED OP HYDROPHOBIA.
William Nasanld. After n Long Illness, Kx
William Nasauld, tho furrlor, who a
mouth ago was bitten by a Newfoundland
dog, and has also been lying in tho City Hob
pital, Brooklyn, for tho past fow days suffer
ing from u wcll-doveloped caso of hydropho
phla, died at 7,23 o'clock this morning.
His death was peaceful, Ravo for a violent
convulsion which canio near the conclusion
of tho second stage of tho diseaio. All
day yesterday ho was in a Homi-con-scions
condition. During tho night ha
hecatuo more unlet. Ho far as Is Known
Nausold is without friends in this country,
and unless somo ono of his friends come for
ward his body will bo buried by tho city.
An inquest will ho held by Coronor
Humors of I'nllco Clinnnes.
Humors were numerous at Polico Headquarters
this morning that the Commissioners wcro about to
shift tvrent) -three of tt captains from ono pre
cinct to another. The CotiiDiltslonrrs admitted
ttiut they had been conslderlug the matter.
I'rob's 1'u I r I'romlst'e.
Washington, Nov. .
ty'ur Cwmectlcut, fair
weather, eU'jht change (ti
temperature; light to
VrMh northerlv wlnap
Fur Kaittrn .Wta Vork,
fair xteather, tlijht
clwrwM in tenuterature,
Granted a New Trial by the Court
All tho JudgeB Oonour in Roversing
Tito Prevalllnp; Opinion by Judgo Don
forth nnd a Supplemental Ono
by Judgo l'ockham.
A Flatter In tho Court of Appeals Chamber
Whoa the Nows Was Announced Koscoo
Conkllna, Attorner-tiencral O'Urloti and
Other Uinlnent Lawyers Listen to It nnd
I.ny Their Heads Together Tho Jud
nent Iteversed on the dronnd Thnt the
Court lirred In Admitting tho Evldenco of
Nharp lie for o tho Mcnnto Investigating
Committee, and tho Testimony of Pottle,
of Ux-Aldermnn milter, of tho Detectives
Concerning the Canadian lislles and ol
Phelps Tho News First Communicated
to Mrs. Hharp at Ludlow Htreot Jall
Asslstant District-Attorney Do Lancer
Nlcoll Thinks That Hharp qan lie Con
victed Without the Testimony Taken Be
fore the Senator Committee.
rsnCUL TO TUX WOULD.
Aliunt, Not. 29. Tho Court of Appeals
handed down its decision to-day on the ap
peal of Jacob Sharp from his conviction for
bribery iu obtaining tho franchise for a
Broadway railroad from tho Board of Alder,
Tho decision of tho Gonoral Term affirm
ing tho conviction is reversed and a now trial
Tho opinion was written by Judgo Dan
forth, and was concurred in by all his asso
ciates. A supplemental opinion was written
by Judgo I'cckham.
Thero was somewhat of a flutter in tho
Court of Appools chambor when tho decision
lloscoo Oonkling ex-Judgo Noah Davis.
Attoruoy-Goneral O'Brien andothor promi
nent lawyers put thoir heads togother and
conversed about tho decision.
Then tho wonder Increased as it became
known that tho decision was unanimous.
jtnxiE rECKnisi nni.Es 1'Ottle our.
Tho decision of Judgo Banforth is a ponder
ous document of 101 pages, or 2,500 words.
It is accompanied by a supplementary deci
sion by Judge Peokham of about 1,000 words.
All tho othor Judges of tho Court concur in
Tho opinion of Judge Pockhani is an elab
orate review of tho testimony ot Pottle, tbo
Assombly clerk, who sworo that Sharp
offered him money to chango tho wording of
tho surfaco road bill of 1883 on its way to tho
Governor. Judgo I'cckham finds that Judgo
Barrett mado an error in admitting this testi
mony. SnABP'S TESTIMONY CANNOT BE USED.
The docisiou of Judgo Banforth sustains
every point raisod by Sharp's counsel and is
regarded as a vory powerful and learnod
document and is accepted as tho strongest
opinion 'evor written by Judgo Banforth.
A largo part of it is demoted to tho ad mis.
sion by Judgo Barrett of Sharp's testimony
beforo tho Senate Imostigatiug Committee.
It is hold that tho admission of this
testimony is iu violation of article o, section
2 of tho constitution, and section 70 of tho
Penal Codo is interpreted as Sharp's counsel,
E. W. Page, maintained.
It is held that tho word " investigation" in
that seotiou includes legislative investiga
tion. Tho decision also finds error In tho'admls
slou of tho testimony of Pottlo. It holds that
tho testimony of ei. Alderman Millor as to tho
ruceiptof money by the Mdormcn, which ho
" supposed " was to pay for their votes ou the
Broadway road frunchlso, vas inadmissible
Tho testimony of I'd Phelps as to tho re
ceipt of money from Hharp U) beeuro the
passago of tho General Surface ltllroad bill
by tho Legislature is ruled out, and cvidouce
to provo tho flight of Keonan, Molonoy,
Do Lucv and othors to Canada is held to bo
SHARP IlKAltS im NEWS.
Ills Faithful Wlfo llur.t Into Tears, but Ho
Is Unmoved and Falls Aslrcp.
A Woaui reporter was tho fltbt to reach
Ludlow street Jail after tho nows had boon
received that tho Court of Appeal had
ordered a now trial for Jacob Sharp.
Warden Keating refusod to permit tho re
porter to seo Mr. Bhnrp, nor would ho tell
Mr. Hharp of tho docisiou himself, because it
is tho custom at the jail that only tho counsel
of prisoners shall inform them of tho decis
ions of tho court.
At II o'clock a dozen reporters woro await
ing tho arrival of Sharp's lawyer. At 11.15
tho doors wero opened to admit Mr. Clark
n brother of ono of Bonrko Cookran's law
partners, who was immediately admitted to
When Sir. Clark eamo ont 'of tho jail ho
mndo tho following statement as to the man
nor in which Sharp rocoived tho news:
" I found Mr. Sharp roclinlng on an In
valid's oxtonsion-cbair in his bed-room. Mrs.
Sharp was niqttan; about tho room,nd a ser
vant was dusting' tbo mantolpicce. Mr.
Sharp's eyes were open, but ho seemed to bo
only half awoke. 8
" I touokod him on tho arm and said : ' Mr.
Sharp, I havo vory good nows for you.' Ho
leaned his hoad slightly forward, but spoko
no word. I had my partuor's telegram in my
pockot and read it aloud. It was as follows i
Albany. Nov. .
To WlUiam It. Clare, 38 rark rnu :
Bbarp ludirment reversed uaaulmonsly. Opinion!
itj I'cckham and Dantortn.
W. Houkie Cockran.
BI1AJU' UNMOVED, JIM. BUA11I1 rN TKAB8.
" Mr. Sharp did not seem in tho least af
footod by tho nows. I believe ho understood
what I read, but ho showed no emotion. If
it had boon ono of tho many begging letters
which ho receives daily ho could not havo
been moro unconcerned.
' MrH. Sharp, howover, had listened with
rapt attention to what I said, and when I was
half way through reading tho despatch sho
hurst into tears, knelt at her husband's side,
and throw her arms about him. Sho said :
' Oh. Mr. Clark, I'm bo happy, but I'vo
hoard so many rumors about this that I can
senrcoly beliovo tLe news is really true. Let
mo seo tho telegram.'
" I put it in hor hands, but sho could
hardly distinguish tho writing through her
" Kvon his wife's emotion did not lead Mr.
Sharp to make tho loast demonstration of
joy, eithor by word or act.
" Hn soeins to bo a very sick man. I think
tho long strain attendant ujKm his trial and
his continued confinement havo had a de
plorable, effect ou his bodily and inontal
NOMINAXi UAII, EXPECTED.
"There will be no attempt to havo Mr. Sharp
admitted to bail until Mr. Cockran arrivos.
lie will como to Now York by tho train whioh
gets thero at 7 o'clock, but I do
not think ho will movu in tho matter
until to-morrow morning. Of courso tho
motion f"r bail could bo mndo
by any other of Mr, Sharp's cotitiHol, hut
Mr. Cockran Is tho one on whom Mr. Sharp
Inn relied sinro his conviction and all
through tbo appeals to the General Term and
tho Court of Appeals, mid it will bu ho who
will mako tho motion io free his client.
" Any judge of tho Supremo Court can
admit Mr. Sharp to bail ponding thn new
trial. Tho ball beforo conviction waslJ50,000.
but I think tho amount will now bo placed at
a morcly nominal figurf.."
Peter Mitchell, another of Sharp's counsel,
called at tho jail soon after Mr. Clark left.
Hn offered his congratulations to Sirs. Sharp,
but tho aged prisoner was asleep and it v,ix
thought bctt not to disturb him.
MAY STIM, UK C0.WICTED.
Sir. Mnrtine nnd Air. Nlcoll TIiluU that
hlmrisillur Del Hie llrsertx.
Tho opinion of tho Court of Appeals prob.
ablv excited moro surpriso iu tho District-
Attorney's office than elsewhere in this city,
not only because tho caso against Sharp was
believed to 1m a vory htroug out), but also he
cause the convlotiou had been unanimously
confirmed by four judges of thu Supremo
Court bitting in Gentrul Term.
District-Attorney Marline, sitting at his
desk eugagod iu an earliest conversation
withh is assistant, McKenzio Semplo,
looked up as tho reporter en
tered and asked "Is it truo. I have
not received a word of advico aud lam biir
prisod, if It is really true, that the Court of
Appeals hao reversed tho Sharp judgment.
" You ace, v. e woro pioneers in this con
victim) of a bribt-gUtr. and tho riuestious
that aroso wcro entirety uow. Natunilly
anxious to convict wo olfored oveiy
bit of evidence available to that end.
Wo were sustained by five justices
of tho Supremo Court, and, as I hear that
tho Couit of Appeals was divided
by three of tho judges of that
high tribunal. But I am ono of
thoso who beliovo that when tho Court
of Appeals decides on a question that decis
ion is right. I believe the Court in this in-
stance gavo all of its groat ability and boat VHsHlill
judgment to tho consideration of tho caso. Vtsslslslslsi
AH TO A SECOND THUD. , k'H
" As to tho question of a now trial, were X 39
to continue, in office I should movo It in Jan- ssssssssH
nary, though that would dopond in great jrsBssaaH
measure on tho opinion of tho Court in lLI
reversing tho Judginont, 'for I have Been JnoaoaoHei
optniotiH which lelt so little to provo yseaoaoH
that a Hccond trial would ho useless. If tho SsssbsbbsH
reversal is only on the question of tho Son- TilseaBaoaH
ale Committer testimony and tho testimony IsLsbbbH
of Pottlo, thn Senate clerk, as to attempted xVslsHI
bribery. I think that wu could still secure a ' 3319
" If I were oblo to try tho caBo I would op . - :HH
poso nn application for admission to bail, '''''HbI
but ax the o is an incoming administration 1oLbbbH
that will havo to look after tho people's ln VsbsbbsH
terests, I mutt consult Col. Follows as to the) s'"sslslslsfl
amount of bail which wo should demand. FiLsBBaH
" This decitdon sets back tho trials Of tho ' lytassBaoaol
other hoodlers almost indefinitely. It tin-. hIbbIsH
doubtedly affects favorably tho easos ot HvSasssBsfl
Richmond aud Kerr, nud if wo can't conviot t'jtaBBBaH
Shaip wo must not oxpeot to conviot tho - "stH
others. Sharp must bo rotrlod and convicted ijflH
beforo tho peoplo can hope to push to a sue. 't.M
cessful issuo tho indictments against Rich H'!BH
mondand Kerr." 1 HbI
MR. NICOLL, TUIKKS SIURP CAN STXUi BlJ . 'Jall
Assistant DiBtrict-Attornoy Do Lancoy osHBfl
Nlcoll, tho young prosecutor who had so) -iHfl
gallantly fought thn array of legal ability ""'jJH
brought to the defonso of Sharp on hid JbbbssbbsI
trial and defeated Sharp's lawyers ho-. "'3bbiH
foru the jury aud thu Gonoral 'Term,' 'flaBasnol
arrived at his office shortly beforo 11 o'clock . V-3bbbibH
this morning, where ho was first informed 'etssssoH
by a reporter of Tnii World that the Court "bbsIbbbI
of Appeals had determined to grant tho man of? oH
in Ludlow Street Jail a new trial. "LbbbbbsI
' ' Was it a divided court," ho quietly asked. -;i SsHHH
" If tho Court of Appeals has decided that it r lslslslfl
was error to admit thu ovidonce taken beforo - EtLeaonfl
the Senate Committee I think that Sharp can .'lieasssssssi
still bo convicted without It. stslllsHI
"I do not know what tbo policy of tbo 'JaKI
prosecution will bo with regard too now VsB
trial. I Bhall probably not participate in it IiLbbIsB
if one Is had, as I will ho out of office JSJoaoaoaonl
" Of course tho iiuostlon of tho admission jLH
of Sharp to ball will arise, but there is no no- 'iskBBHH
ressity lor such action if his trial is moved SbsbbssI
immediately. But I can seo very littlo about flstslslsH
tho docisiou until I'soe tho opinion." VbsbsbsbS
Asked with regard to tho appeals novr 'Hi
pending in tho rases of ox-Aldormen Mo- HdetssnssH
Quade and O'Neil, Mr. Nicoll auid: "Thoro f'SH
were no poiuts on tho appoal in tho JsbbbbbH
Sharp caso that wcro identical with 'aaH
any in tho O'Neil caso. In tho J ijH
caso of McQuado, howover, thoro was tho BBaBsnal
iiuostion of error iuprovlng the abtonco of "Pvl
tho Canadian exiles tho Kecnan crowd. If ' tv-TaHeenofl
that was a point rolied on by tho court in its3 iCHH
docisiou, it will bo ot servico to Mr. New '' fSH
combo in his appeal. ' ftH
NSW QUESTIONS DECIDED. 'MIIbbbbbbbbbI
Assistant Bistrlct-Attornoy Bavis said thatj aBnaoaofl
tho result was not so great a surprise as a fBaHH
reversal iu the Jahno caso would havo been.' v 'bbookS
Thero wero in tho Sharp caso many novri ..MHfl
?uestlons and thoro was consequent doubt ''jmm
t seemed too bod to put the county to tho 1 tisHH
'groat cxponso of a new triul, but thero Beomod I JvfSH
to bo no doubt in tho mind of Mr. Davis that ' , WSH
Sharp would bo convicted again. ' CiHH
jrjrxju BABR&TT BuarniBED. Jljflfl
Judgo "Barrett manifested surprise trhanA '-S-fltlBB
as he was entering Supreme Court, Chambers, V-aH
this morning, ho -was told how his ruling H
had boen rutlilessly reversed. Being asked jH
for his impression ho hesitated a moment InslslsH
and replied : " Under tho circumstances I -'v,3H
think that I had better not say anything. X ''-vflaoaoM
hope tho gentlemen of thopross will fully-ap- jH
preoiato my position." bbIsIsIsH
SHARPS LAWYEIIS 0EA1IFILD. i ''H
A Dlotlou to Admit Illm to Doll Hot bo; 'tSaBBBaofl
Ilado To-Morranr. 'bsbbbHI
Mr. Albert Sticknoy, who .was Sharp's prin. JHI
cipal lawyer, was found at his office, at 81 IjIH
Nassau street. Ho hud recoived a despatch S.Hflj
from Albany announcing tho decision of tho ' 9H
Court of Appeals boforo tho roportors .'bB
pounced uiou him. Mr. Sticknoy said he did 'iJtHfl
not wIbIi to oxpreBS any opinion. 'Asbbsbbbbb!
"I am not surprised," ho remarked. 'l3 'ISHI
have maintained all along that Mr, Sharp I'bIbbbbH
would get a now trial. I had no doubt that- 4Hbbbbbbb1
tho Court of Appeals would decide that Mr. , rJH
Shani hud been convicted on illegal evi eJeBBBsBBsl
FELT CONFIDENT ALL ALONO. 'BBSBBBBs!
Sir. Peter Slitcholl Is ono of Sharp's law 'bbbbbbbb
yers who has never doubted that a new trial bIbbbbbbI
would be granted. He did not arrivo at hlfl bbbbbbbbbI
oilico in tho Stewart Building until noon. '"vCbbbbbbbbbI
" You know," he remivrkcd, "that I havo JlH
always boen confident of a new trial boing T'bbbbbbbb!
granted Mr. Sharp. I was certain that tho sbbbbbbbbb
judges of th9 Court of Appeals would deeldo' IIbsbbbbbs!
that the ovideuco given by Mr. Sharp be XvIbbbbbbbbbI
foro tho Senate Committeo should not, v- PbbbbbbbbbI
havo been used against him on hia ,'H
trial. Thero was hardly a lawyer in ''HIbbbbbbsbsI
tho city except thoso engaged in the1 '. liflH
prosecution who did not at tho time declaro 3IsbbbsbbbI
that tho admission of that evidence was -Pvbsbbbbbb!
clearly ilh gal and unjust. Then the testi. bsbbbbbI
mony of tho wituess Pottlo was against tho, t'fm
law sot ovidoncu. In fact, tho prosecution absLbI
put in a lot of ovidenoo jbHrbbI
such us was novor beforo ad- .sbIbbbbbI
mittod in any trial that I have over read of ol "jjH
heard of, I uavo been so confident of a new f,flH
trial being ordorod that I may say that I may - )X
say that I am not surprised at the decision. VbbbbbJH
I did not think the decision would be handed Mbbbbbbb
down until to-morrow. I was at my house, ssbbbbbbb
325 NVcbt Fifty-sixth street, when a despatch 4aH
arrived announcing the good news. It cams mjH
about 10 o'clock." tsbbbbbssI
A MOTION FOB HAIL. , 'HH
"What will bo tho uoxt movo in Mr. 'bbbsbsbbI
Sharp's behalf ?" 'Ibbbbbbbbb
" NVhy, I suppose wo will move to havo 'VbbbbH
him admitted to hail. lie is a very siok man ' JIbbbbbbbbI
and should ho admitted to bail without do '1Jbsbbbbbbb
John B. Parsons, ono of Sharp's leadincf 'bbbbbbI
lawycrH, was in the Supremo Court trying i bbHbbI
case beforo Judgo IngraLam when ho heard ObbHibbI
of the decision. Ho w as extremely elated at -bbsbbbI
tho nows that Sharp's scntenco had boen taasBseS
reversed. Said ho "It is very gratifying to 39bbbbI
mo to know that tho decision was unanimous. bbbbbI
I didn't see very well how It could bo othorw B9
" Prom tho outset," said Ilichard S. New. ' HH
combo, " I havo'baid that tho admission of 'obbbbbbbI
Puttier's evhlencn wpuld result In reversal. laaBBBBBBB
Thru tho udtuibsion of tho Senate Committeo ''Jubbbbbb
evidence was certainly improper. I was a JbbbbbbbI
linlo dibappoiuted that tho General Term did H
not roerso tho judgment. I am satisfied nB
that tho Court of Appeals has douo rightly." 'ObbbbbbbI
W. Uourko Cockrau is in Albany. Hear. 'vIbbbbbbbbI
rived thero last evoning. He will obtain a 'IsbbbbbbI
certilied copy of tho decision of tho Court of ussbbbbbbbI
Appeuls, and will probably return to this !kLbbbbbbbb
city to-night. Ho may appear in court to- .UaH
morrow morning and ask that Mr, Sharp bo JobbbbbH
admitted to huil. bbbHsb!
" TUG IIOTTOM KNOCKED OUT OF TUB CASE." 'JBBBBBsi
Ex-Judgo Homer A. Nelson, of counsel for . ;;-H
Sharp, was found at his office in tho Bennett "''Tbbbbbsb!
Building. Ho greeted the reporter cheerily ... fH
with: " Well, thoy'o knocked tho bottom 'AbbbbbbbI
clean out of tho cuso, havon't thoy f Thero 'bbbbbbbb
ibii't enough left for a new trial. bbbbbbbI
" Well, 1 haven't baid much, but I haye ah. UmJbbbbbH
Continued on lmrlh JMge, ' IbsbbsTbbI
J fijmiip ISjBBj dBB'SSBWBsHljrteBaBTOSBBBBBB