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PRICE ONE CENT. EVENING EDITION. NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1887. EVENING EDITION. RICE ONE CENT. '
' JNCLE SAM'S HOARDED CASH.
SECRETARY FAIRGHILD TELLB OP A USE
I LESSLY OVERLOADED TREABURY.
fit Think the Money Should bo In Clrcnla
tlon Among the People If It I Not There
Will be No Media for the Purpoac of
llnslnes Threo Kxpcdleut Huascted
for the Relief of an Overtaxed Nation.
, lirxcuL to Tnx wonu.l
I WAsniNQToN, Doo. 7. Secretary of tho
Treasury Falrchild's report on tho finances
of the country says that tho ordinary rev
enues of tho Government from all sources for
the fiscal year endod Juno SO, 1887,were $371,
403,277.00, and tho ordinary expenditures for
the same porlod $316,830,428.12, leaving a sur
plus of $55,607,849.54, which, with an amount
drawn from tho cash balanco in the Treasury
of $21,455,720.40, makes a surplus of $80,023,
670 in tho Treasury, as compared -with tho
fiscal year 1880, the recoipts for 1887 havo in
creased $34,903,550.00. Thero was an in
creoso in the expenditures of $25,419,011.47.
The revenues for the present actual and
cstim&tod fiscal year aro $383,000,000, and tho
expenditure for same period, actual and
estimated, aro $310,817,785.43 of the surplus
Secretary Fairohild says: "Taxation and
currency reform were tho questions which my
distinguished predecessor dcemod to be of
most pressing importance, and to thorn he
devoted a large part of tho two annual ro-
J torts which ho mado to tho Congress,
n thoso reports ho stated his honest
convictions with a vigor and boldness which
together with tho ability and fairness that ho
showed in the goneral management of this
department havo given him a high plnco
among statesmen and financiers. I find tho
same subjects to bo still tho most
important of all those to which
it is my duty to call your
attention, and it is not necessary to do other
wise than follow tho general lines laid down
by bim in treating them. Circumstances
have heightened tho immediato urgency of
taxation reform as affecting tho surplus
rovcuues of the Government. Tho urgonoy
is so great that tho question of surplus
rovenues demands tho earnest attention of
both tho legislative and executive branches
of tho Government.
" What shall bo done with this surplus reve
nue ? It comes into the Treasury in the form
of gold coin, silver coin, gold cer
tificates and United States notes.
The Government provides, at large
annual cost, mints and a bureau
of engraving and printing to coin and print
these various forms of money and represen
tations of money, that there may be a suffl
cient circulating medium in tho hands
of our pooplo to enable them to
conveniently exchange tho products of
, their labor among thomselvos and with
the pcoplo of tho world. If wo take into the
Treasury large amounts of those circulating
media, in excess of what .we pay out, thero
will soon not be money enough in tho hands
of the pooplo for the purposes of business :
scrlouB derangement and disaster must
follow, and n portion of labor must ceaso
until the vcrv evils which this wrong condi
tion creates shall havo worked a temporary
cure by so diminishing the consumption of
food, clothing, fuel and luxuries, by
the taxation of which tho revenues of the
Government aro raised, that taxes do not
exceed the expenditures of Government.
This ovll and this cure every one wishes to
avoid. There are various expedients by
which this may be done.
; 1st. Tho purchase of tho interest-bearing
debt of tho Government.
2d. Larger expenditures by Government for
other purposes than tho purchase of bonds,
bo that thoy Bhall each year equal tho taxa
tion of that year.
3d. Reduction of the revenue from taxation
to tho amount actually required to moet
All of these expedients have in common
tho one merit of preventing tho derangement
to business whion must follow hoarding or
locking up in tho Treasury tho circulating
media of tho pooplo.
Secretary Fairchild thon goes on to discuss
the expedients to prevent the derangement of
business enumerated abovo.
Concerning the reduction of revenue he
says: " Itoduction of the rovenue from taxa
tion is the only fit remedy for the ovlls which
threaten tho country. This may bo accom
plished in various ways.
"One which has boon proposed is to compol
S decrease of importation, and consequently
decrease of rovenuo from customs, by
l&rgoly increasing tho rates of duties. This
plan oould bo made to reduco tho customs
revenue, but it would increase the people's
taxation far more than it would decreaso tho
rovenues, and should not be adopted.
Still another is to have less customs taxa
tion by adding to the free list as many articles
ns possible, llo urges the reduction of tho
tariff on wool.
Speaking of the coinage of silver dollars ho
says : " Tho law should be so amended as to
authorize tho Secretary of tho Treasury to
issuo certificates ngainBt the coinago valuo of
tho bullion bought, and to coin only suoh
1 number of dollars as ho might doom expe
BENJAMIN SAID HE FELL TOWN.
The Police Hay Thero la no Evidence to Bhotv
That lie vrui Assaulted.
Ilerman Benjamin, the Forsyth street fur
rier, who was piokod up by tho Eldridgo
Etroot police early Monday morning with a
broken skull, is still at the Gouverneur Hos
pital in a state of unconsciousness.
j House Surgeon Holman thinks that his
chances of recovery are slight and says that
he may dio to-day. His entire family visited
him this morning at tho hospital.
Cant. Allaire, of the Eldridgo streot station,
says that thore is no evidence that any of
Benjamin's friends assaulted him, and that
no Btops have been taken to moke any arrests
in tho case,
lleniaminwBS ablo to talk when ho was
brought to tho station, and ho said nothing
about having been assaulted, but told tho
Sergeant that bo had fallen down and hurt
himself. The skull is fractured just behind
the right car, and the wound might easily
havo been recoived from a fall.
Many Eligible to be Policemen.
At tba lait clvll-scrvlco examination of' appli
cant! for appointment m policemen 2U out of 8ST
applicants paised. Tbe successful ones were
plao'd on an eligible list In the order of tho
percentage obtalued by them. The Police Board
will be furnished with tho names on the eligible
jut from time to time. The men who stand highest
J,n.,h examination will havo tho first caauco to
son the blue uniform.
Philadelphia Ilncket.Hhop Balded.
(FXCUL 0 THE WORLD.
I'mUDXLrnu, Deo. 7. The bucket-shop at tho
Clrard House, together with half a dozen others,
has jott been raided. In some Instances traders
i.I? bJtn arrested and held as witnesses. There
h crut excitement en tho streets,
BLAMING IT ON TIM CAMPBELL.
How Mr. eJtcplienion Thinks tho Navy.Ynrd
Tho Court of Inquiry whioh was organized
yestorday, mot to-day at 11 o'olock at
tho Navy - Yard, to Investigate tho
recent salo of condemned material.
Commander McCnlln, Frosident, Fay
masters Carmody and Harris, and Lieut.
Lumly, who officiated as Judgo Associate,
hold a session with closed doors until nearly
noon. Summoning witnecsos is the next
step, Admiral Gherardi and Capt. Cook head
ing tho list.
" I don't caro to say anything about tho
caso, as I may be called as witnoss," said
Admiral Gherardi to a Wonu reporter, bo
foro tho court of iifquiry met. " It is a good
thing to havo tho old rubbish gono, and I was
thunderstruck about Stephenson, who has
always borno a good record."
Tho " precept " authorizing tho court of
inquiry to investigate tho matter doos not
charge John Stephenson with anything, but
merely " enjoins an investigation of the rocont
salo of condemnod material," which ocourred
at tho Navy-Yard about a month ago.
Mr. Stephenson was in his office He is
indignant at tho insinuation against himself,
but calm and ironical.
" I court tho fullest investigation," said
ho. " I om rnoro interested than anybody
elso in having all tho facts come out. I range
mysolfwith tho court against Stephenson,
and shall not bo without somo shot to fire
Tho Itiohmond's boilers wore not in
eluded in the catalogue of tho sale. But thoy
woro utterly worthless. I told Chief En.
gineer Mclvillo about them when ho was here
prior to tho salo, and ho said, ' Soil them.'
Ho added : ' Do it according to law.' Now,
whether I did it according to law is tho
conundrum tho court has to guess.
" Every salo of this kind has to bo signed
by tho commandant or captain. I don't
handle tho monoy. Tho boilers had to bo
moved, and it would havo cost $1,000. I
waited six or seven weeks for bids on them,
and it was the fifth offer which I accepted. I
thought I was saving tho Government $1,400.
" You saw Sccrotary Whitney's second let
ter. He recalls tho insinuation of his first
letter against mo."
" Do yon think you know tho persons orig.
innting tho charge ?" asked tho reporter.
"Yes. I think it was tho 'Honorable,'
in quotation marks, Tim Campbell, It was
the result of a personal feeling. I nm a posi
tive) man and mako enemies. The New York
and Brooklyn crowd woro against my scour
ing this position."
Several officers called on Mr. Stophcnson
and greeted him very warmly while tho re
porter was present. . The green parrot at the
door eyes everybody with silent scorn.
safety in Manitoba.
I.lltle Chance thnt Runaway Teller Jackaon
Will Answer for Hie Theft.
Tho first information that Henry Martin
Jackson, the defaulting paying tcllor of the
Sub-Trcasury, who fled two months ago with
$10,000 of Government money, is now in
Winnipeg, Manitoba, was ,'givon to the offi
cials hero by Tns Would this morning.
Up to this time Jackson had evaded tho
polico of tho United States and of tho Prov
inces, and his whereabouts was a com
plete mystery. Thero is. howover, little
chanco that tho fugitive will bo brought back
to answer for his crime, as ho took tho pro
caution to change tho stolen monoy for Brit,
ish coin before he went across tho border,
in order to ovoid tho possibility of being ar
rested for having brought stolen goods into
It is said that Congress will be asked to re
imburse Assistant Treasurer Cauda for tho
loss by Jackson's theft,
TROTTING MEN IN COUNCIL.
Alleged Case of " Rlnglna In" Before the
National Donrd of Ilovletv.
The Board of Beview of the National
Trotting Association, after a session last
ing till nearly midnight last night,
in which about eighty casos wcro
disposed of, went again into oxecutive
session at 9 o'clock this morning at tho Fifth
Avenue Hotel. Tho members prosent wore :
Tho President, Judge James Grant, of
Davenport, la.: George M. Sterns, of Chico.
eo, Mass. representing tho Eastern District;
dojor P. P. Johnston, of Lexington, Ky.,
representing tho Central District: E. A. Wil
kinson, of Newark, representing tho Atlantic
District, and Secretary M. M. Morse.
A number of casos of " ringing in " horascs
on various tracks out of their class and under
different names were under consideration.
The board will continue in exocutivo session
during the day and ovoning.
IB QUINN AFTER A PLACE?
Rnmor Says Thnt He Want to He Ono of
Juatlco Sleekier Clerk.
A rumor was current to-day that James E.
Quinn, Master Workman of District Assembly
No. 49, of tho Knights of Labor, had ap
plied to Justlco Stockier for appointment
as Assistant Clerk of tho Fourth Judicial
District Court, and that it had been refused.
Several men prominent in organized labor
circles declared it to bo a fact and said that
neither Quinn nor Justico Stockier would
affirm it, but it was truo, nevertheless.
Lawyer Charles Steoklor, tho Justice's
brother, was soon by a Would roportor and
he said that there was no truth in the report
and that tho reporter could wager $1,000
of Lawyer Steoklcr's money against u
cent of any other person's that Quinn had not
applied for a position as Clerk of Justico
Stockler's court. Tho Assistant Clork of the
Fourth Judicial District Court receives $3,000
Iron SHU to lie Hold.
tSriCUL TO TITS WOBLD.I
MonitiBTOWN, N. J., Dec. 7. TUB machinery
and stock: of tho Rockaway Direct Process Iron
and Steel Company at Itockaway, Morris County,
will be sold to-day to satisfy four chattel mort
gages for borrowed monor amounting to about
$15,000. The company was started two years ago
with a capital of 70,000. Thero U a mortgage for
120,000 on the mill property held by a New York
Wild Cat Convicted of Murder.
farxcuL to imt wobld.
Pikb Bluff, Art, Dec T. Sam Thorp, alias
Wild Cat, a negro, last evening was found guilty
of murder In the first degree for the killing of
William Hanley, a white man. Doth were guards
on the Convict farm. Wild Cat was a "trusty,"
and waa aervlng out a ton years' Imprisonment for
a previous homicide. Tho Jury was composed of
seven negroes and five whites.
Utile for Canada' Statesmen to Do.
ISPICIit. TO TUX WOULD.
Ottawa, OnU, Deo. T. In official circlet the
Impression prevails that the nonse will meet not
earlier than Jan. 19 and not later than Feb. i.
Making allowance for the fisheries question and
tho discussion of any arrangement whion may be
made at Washington, It 1 probable tho session wlU
be a short one.
fcSfejVfa MafcSltoKW'il, ltrfi 4raV"i .'..Mjcni
YOUNG HAWKINS ON TRIAL.
A BIQ CROWD BESIEOINU TUE COURT HOUSE
Hawkins nestles and Uneasy Under tba
8lnreoftbe Curiosity Hrckcre Ocn.Tracr
Herb to fllnke Out a Pirn of Mrntnl Un
roundnrn for tbe Defense Ilnwkln
Aiked IIIiMotlicr to Hide nnd Hliot Her.
Throngs of pcoplo cnuio from mites around
Ilivcrhcnd this morning to witness tho con
clusion of young Franklin Asbury Hawkins's
trial for tho murdorof bis mother, Oynthiana
Hawkins. Tho promised attraction was tho
closing plea of Qen. Tracy on behalf of tho
Tho testimony offered on provious hearings
showed that on Sunday, Oct. 2, Mrs. Haw
kins, a widow with
j3k threo children, was
tf ' '.VV found dead on tho
jp llroutwood road, nenr
W " Islip, with n bullet
flllillft ? jilllllll w0UUll n nor bronst.
I I u"!$! Ill uo niM "B8t ccn secn
( IlWNfvN Will alivo at 7 o'clock tho
l iW S previous ovoning rid-
I I f 1 ft J m " kuBKy with her
I QSy bou botweon Islip and
ASBUBY ruwKlNS. Uoyport.
Young Hawkins was arrested for tho mur--dor
and placed in jail to await trial. The
case was called at Itiverhead on Monday. A
jury was socurod at midnight of that day.
Tho taking of testimony was begun yoster
day. Tho most important witness wns young
Hawkins, who was called in hiB own dofenso.
Ho seemed to bo without emotion of any
kind. Ho gnvo by way of testimony a
description of the murder sotnowhnt similar
to the accounts of it published at tho timo
that it occurred.
Ho said that he called on his mother to
talk over hisengagcmentwithnattioSohenck.
Ho took his mother out to drivo. Ab thoy
drovo along she naked him about his np
proaching ninrriago, and objoetod to his
choice on tho ground that Hottio Schonck
was a person of low character. When sho
spoke of Hattie's character ho drow his re.
volver from hiB overcoat pockot and shot her.
Sho did not speak or ntovo after tho shot was
When Justico Brown openod court this
morning tho crowd of slglit-eeors was so
Srcnt that the Sheriff was obliged to closo tho
oors in their faces. At 8.30 they swormed
about tho building in largo numbers, uniting
eagerly for anj; littlo bit of information from
the murder trial that wns going on within.
Tito fortunato ones who succeeded in gotting
into tho court-room packed it to suffocation,
Evory eyo was turned upon young Haw
kins as ho entered the court-room in charge
of a doputy sheriff. He took his customary
seat by tho sido of his counsel, Qon. 13. 1' .
Tracy. Hawkins appeared restless and
uneasy under tho concentrated gaze of tho
Whon, Justico Brown took his seatn hush
pervaded tho court-room. Qon. Tracy bo
gan summing up for the dofenso. Ho dis
cussed all tho points in the evidence in an
address occupying two hours. In his speech
to the jury he enlarged upon tho theory of
young Hawkins's mental unsouudness.urging
that he wasnot strictly responsible for his act,
which, ho claimed, was committed while tho
young man was Buffering from mental aberra
tion. Tho lawyer pleaded hard for his client,
and at times waxed eloquent in his behalf.
Ho finished his address at 11.15.
District-Attorney Wilmot Smith thon be
gan his address for tho prosecution.
SAFE BREAKERS FRIGHTENED.
An Attempt to Dreak Into tbe Rtrona; Box of
Typographical Union No. O.
An unsuccessful attempt was mado last
night to rifle tho safe of Typographical
Union No. 0, whoso headquarters aro in
Frankfort street, near Gold.
Tho safo is an old-fashionod, clumsy affair,
with combination lock, and it was against tho
lattor that tho bnrglars diroctcd their labors.
Two holes woro bored in tho door, botli at
tho outor edgo of tho combination. Ono
went clear through tho double platings, but
the second passed ono-half way through.
Everything was apparently ready for tho
blast which was to completo tho job when
thothloves wore frightenod away.
In ono of tho borings was found powder
enough to blow open a dozen safes, as Secre
tary Wildman Raid, while in the socond was
tho remnant of a bit, two inches long and
about a quarter of nn inch in diameter.
Assistant Secretary Thomas J. ltobinson
discovered tho attempt early this morning,
Whon the safo men arrived tho door was
openod without recourse to tho combination,
though the burglars failed to mako usq of that
circumstance. There was somo monoy in tho
safe at the timo. Had tho burglnrs mado
their visit on Saturday thoy would havo found
more than $1,000 in the safe.
TO TALK ABOUT A STRIKE
The Drivers nnd Hostlers to Consider Their
Grievance on Nunday.
As yet nono of tho drivers and hostlers
havo struck for inoreasod wages and shorter
hours of labor. It is not likely that thoy will
do anything until Monday.
On Sunday District Assembly 49 will prob
ably discuss tho matter after hearing a roport
from tho Executive Board, and if it is decided
to call out tho mon attached to the Liberty
Dawn Association tho Hoard will attend to
A meeting of tho omployoos of tho various
liveries is called for Sunday in Beckor's
Hall. It is said that tho hands attached to
somo of tho leading stables aro opposed to a
striko, and will do all in their power to pro
vent ono, but tho largo majority of tho 6,000
cabmen and hostlers are in favor of enforc
ing their demands.
No Judge to Try Nells To-Day.
Judgo Olldersleove notified chief Clerk Sparks, of
the General Sessions, this morning, that ho would
be unable to preside In Part III. until Friday. The
caae of Policeman Louis Sollg Indicted for extort
ing monoy from tho wife of U loonkeeper Krum,
of Christie atreet, which waa on the calendar, was
accordingly adjourned until Friday next.
Huitpccted Hulclde at Hlity. seven.
Philip Qroh, a German, sixty-seven years old,
was found dead at 407 East One Hundred and
Sixth street at a o'clock this morning. It la sup
posed ho committed auloldo by taking Paris greeu.
Condensed City New.
An alternative injunction was served npon tho
Tonkera ltallioad Company last evening restrain
ing the construction of a street railroad.
The Hoard of Street Openings will meot next
Monday In the Mayor's omce to take further action
on the eotabllsbment of a publlo park at t'orlear'a
Hook. The act to establish a park at Una point was
passed by tho lost legislature.
AKE OUULI) AND PACK MAIILE?
Tlirlr Connection m-UIi tin, Knu.ni Pnrlfla
Stock Allitlr Hclnaj Inquired Into.
Attoruoy W. II. Do Lnucoy, who is urging
tho criminal prosecution ot Jay Oould and
llUBsoll Sago for an alleged conversion in
1879, to their own uso, of a largo block of
Kansas Fnciflo Itailrond stock held by them
in trust, has presented an additional brief
to the District-Attorney.
The document is n cleverly constructed
argument combating tho position of tho
accused parties that if tho crime of grand lar
ceny has bcon committed an indictment will
not lio, fivo yearn having olnpsod Binco tho
commission of tho alleged criminal act, which
lapse of tinio 1b a bar toproseeution under the
provislonsof tho Codo of Criminal Procedure.
Mr. Do Lnncpy cites no cnt.es in point ami
nrgucs from tho standpoint of n civil practi
tioner that tho Stntuto of Limitations docx
not run ns against tho crime of embezzle
liient from tho time of tho conversion to tho
uses of tho embezzler, but from tho time of
tho discovory of such oiubnzzlctncut by tho
cesttliqua trust. Hu alleges that tho
statute makes conversion one crime, secret
ing tho converted property another nnd tho
withholding still another, and thus more
ttmii liinlH that tho injured party eim givo
tho crime now life as ngninst the Statute of
Limitations by demanding the converted
property, the withholding thereof aftpr such
demand constituting a frcBli crime, or rather
continuing an old offenso.
It is also suggested thnt tho stntuto consti
tuting embezzlement, grand larceny nnd a
f olony wns made for tho purpose of providing
a means, through criminal prosecution, for
tho collection of monoy or tho return of
goods or securities thus foloniously obtained.
Assistant District-Attornov Davis, who lias
tho complaint ngainst Oould nnd Sago under
consideration, Kays that it is n very elosn
question and one thnt should not bo passed
It must bo remembered that every caso of
larceny possesses tho throe elements spe
cially mentioned in tho crime of embozzlo.
ment wrongful appropriation, secretion nnd
withholding, and yet no ono would eouteud
that a man who steal n n watch, hides and
keeps tho snmo, could bo indicted and pun
ished for moro than tho one olTouso.
Did tho Legislature, then, in mentioning
specifically tho threo elements of larceny in
tho statute against embezzlement, intend to
do other than to define grnnd larceny, or did
it create three distinct and separate offenses
and mnkei provision allowing n complainant
to revivify or create n crime "at any
timo ho pleased by demanding tho return of
goods withheld ?
Thoso aro tho questions to bo detcrminod.
Sir. Davis will probably dispoBo of tho case
next week after ho has been rolieved from
attendance at tho trial of cases in Fart II. of
tho Court of General Sessions.
MAJOR HAGGEKTY'S TLUCK.
tlralns nn Operation 'Which, If Unsuccessful,
Would L'auso Inatnnt Denlb.
Major Haggorty is slowly sinking, his phy.
sicians Bay, and it is feared that he will not
live through tho day. Dr. 0. E. Gilbert, his
regular physician, called at 10 o'clook last
night, and at 10 this morning was still with
A sories of complications havo followed tho
abscess in tho throat. Thero is n largo gland
ular swelling on his nock, his loft eyo is
closed, and his condition is bo painful thnt
ho is unablo to sleep. Ho has bcon kopt alivo
only by hypodormio injections.
Two operations which woro porformod yes
torday relioved tho Major temporarily. An
oporatiou of n vory precarious naturo, which
will havo tho effect either of materially ini-
8 roving his condition or of causing instant
eath, is under advisement. Up to this
morning his physicians have not dared to at
tempt it, although Major Hnggorty has ex
pressed a wish to havo it done.
Major Haggerty has been very cheerful
since tho first day of his illness. As an illus
tration of his will-power, his friends any that
yesterday ho sat up in bed and trimmed his
inustacho. Frionds and neighbors aro con
tinually calling to learn his condition.
COMrOSITORB DROPPING BALLOTS.
Tho Annual Election of Typographical Union
No, 0 In Proems.
Typographical Union No. C is holding its.
annual cloction of officers to-day, and as is
always the caso, it is an exciting timo with
the 4,000 " tvpos" who compose its member
ship. Tho polls aro kept open in ovory " chapol"
for two hours at any timo between 7 a. it. nnd
8 p. m., nnd also at tho Union's headquarters
in Frankfort Htreet. Tho chapels of tho ovon
ing and morning editions of Tue Would will
begin to vote Into this afternoon.
Tho administration ticket is headed by
Joseph F. ltymcr, and its adherents claim
that it will be elected, while tho anti-administration
ticket hnsnscnndidnto for Fresidout
James M. Duncan, whoso frionds aro also
sanguine of success.
It will bo lato to-night boforo tho vote is
counted and tho result doclared.
CHICAGO AND 1IKR ANARCHISTS.
The lied Will Hold a Dozen Demonstration
on Hnturduy Nlaiit.
ari:cuL to tue would. I
Ciiicaoo, Doc. 7. Tho Socialists and
Anarchists .will hold a dozen dem
onstrations instead of ono on Sat
urday night. Thoy declare thnt tho
Mayor loft ordors for tho ball
at Battery D to bo prevented at nil hazards,
boor or no beer. Now they will meet at tho
Turner Halls and Socialistic headquarters.
Demonstrations will bo hold later, at which
tho main point will bo tho canonization of
tho fivo dead men as martyrs.
Tho leaders say that money is no object to
them, and that tho $30,000 called for to erect
n monument will bo nndy before the $5,000
to build one to tho polico who foil at tho llny-uiarkct.
Cbler Decker Wnnl III Watch.
John Decker, the old l'lro Chief who had hla 250
gold watch stolen while listening to a speech
by Dr. McOlrnn In Battery placo on Oct. is,
waa In tho JefTcraon .Market Police Court this
mornlnir, to complain against Timothy Hulltvan
and John fllovto. two nell.knowu young men.
Decker has received m crul cnminunlcatlomi offer
ing to return tho wutcb for tit, but,
aa ho says, he 'wont havo It." Ho
siys that Sullivan and Hlerln atooil
noxt to him In tho crowd, nnd when they went
away his watch wss gono, llo therefore believes
the e pruoners to bo the thieves, aim he Intends to
prosecute theni. An examination will bo held.
ltepubllcan Clerk Moon to do.
Thero will be a radical chanuo lu the personnel
of the Surrogate's oOlco as soon aa Itastos 8. Han
som alanines charge. Nearly all the subordinates
are Itepuhllcans, snd they Include district leaders
Denis Shea and Jonn II. (lunner. The pattonsiro
will probably lie divided between Tammany Hall
and tue County Democracy.
MOBBING AN AMBULANCE.
DEMONSTRATIONS OF YI0LFNCE BY ANGRY
MEN .AT EUZAHhTM'ORT.
Whllo Trying to Tnlto nn Injured Mnn to
the Hospital Ainbiilnnro Driver Krrnan
I illnbb d by nn Ilxrllrd Crowd of Mm
IlloaiUbrd Averted by the Arrival of
Dr. O'ltelllv-Tlie I'au.n oflbo Trouble.
(srrctAf. to Tint wom.n.l
F,i,izaiictii, N. J., Dee. ".Tho nmhulnnco
attached to tho Elizabeth general hospital
was mobbed by nn incited crowd of pcoplo
at Kliznhethport last night. Harry Keeiinn,
tho driver, together with tho horses, barely
escaped with their 11 es.
Tho trouble originated over tho removal of
an injured man to the hospital. Patrick
McVeigh, of l'JOl Uerks street, l'hiladolphia,
ago twcnty-seveii years, a fireman on n
Heading road engine, was leaning out of tho
locomotive cab when another ctiglno that
was running off tho turn-tahlo nt tho coal
shutes struck him, knocked 1dm out of tho
cab nnd partly under tho wheels. Ho wns
dragged somo distimcn boforo the engine was
stopped, lie was mortally injured.
McVeigh's .body was quickly extrirntcd,
and'n meswigo wur hent to Kllrnhcth, two
miles distant, for tho ambulance. Meanwhile
a big crowd gathered at tho scene, nnd when
thn vehicle nrrived men in the crowd insisted
that tho injured mnn should bo taken direct
to Father Oessner's house.
This Mr. Keeiinn rofuseii to do, alleging
that tho priest had ample timo to see tho man
before tlio ambulance armed, nnd that it
was his duty to he on lmnd whon culled.
The excited mob caught hold of tho bridln
of the horses, while pome armed themselves
with stones nnd threatened to knock tho
driver oir tho box if ho did not comply with
Kecnun whipped up his horses and tried to
drivo through thn crowd. This mado tho
men furious, and they closed in around tho
nmhulnnco, throw tho horses back on their
haunches uud tried to drag Koeuan from his
Bloodshed was only averlod by tho timely
arrival on the hceno of Dr. O'ltelllv, who
rushed among tho enraged men ami begged
them for G d's snko to dosist.
His appeals were eventually successful and
tho nmbttlanco wns allowed to depart.
Tho hospital authorities nro highly indig
nant over tho affair. Thoy ascribe it
to prcjudico nguinst the institution
on tho part of pooplo who think
that Catholics will not got proper
attention thore. They sny that no Catholic
is over neglected or permitted to dio without
tho services of n priest aud that Fnthor Van
Schilgen is nlwavs summoned in serious
cases, such as railroad accidents, nnd that ho
was at the hospital before tho umbulanco got
back from Ulizabuthport.
Mrs. Thompson, tho matron, said to a
Would roportor that a very hitter and tin-
inst fooling had bcon stirred up against tho
lospitnl by evil-disposed persons.
THE DEAD MAN NOT QUESTIONED.
Denial Hint Dr. IllrhnriU' fJplrlt mil Ashed
to Oniclnle lit III Funeral.
Spiritualists in this city nro wrathy to-day
ovor tho stories published regarding a spirit
ualistic fuuornl sorvico bold last night.
Tho funeral was that of Dr Horace IUch.
ords, an "inspirational" writer. For four
years bo had been an invalid, and when a few
days ago all hopo of recovery was abandoned
ho bad himself removed to tho houso of Mrs.
V. M. Georgo, a spiritualist, of 310 West
Thirty-fifth street. On his death his many
friends offorod their assistance to his nearest
relativo, an adopted sister, Mrs. Alfred D.
Beach, of 17 West Nineteenth street.
Mrs. Stoddard Gray, of 323 WoBt Thirty,
fourth street, was among tho sympathizers.
Her offer to open her houso for tho final cere
monies was accepted, aud spiritualistic ser
vices woro held. Mrs. M. E. Walluco, of 21 D
West Forty. second street; Mrs. L. S. Cad
well, of 318 West Fifty-siith street, and Mrs.
M. E. Williams, of 232 West Forty-sixth
street, spoke under tho iniluonco of tho
spirit. That, with singing and rocitations,
concluded tho ceremony.
It is denied that thero was any passing of
handB or asking questions of tho dead man.
Tho remains wero taken to White Plains last
night for interment.
CONCERNING 400 TELEPHONES.
Invcitlsnlluir the Consolidation of the New
Jersey and I. mm Island C'ompnnlr.
Tho Assembly Telephone Investigating
Committco met to-day at tho Coal nnd Iron
Exchango, in Cortlandt Btrcct. Chairmnn
D. E. Ainsworth nnd Assemblymen Floyd
J. Hndley, Chnries T. Suxtou, Georgo
Dickey and Samuel Couovor woro present.
Tho telephone companies wero repre
sented by J. II. Cnmp, counsel for all
tho companies j William A. Hovoy, of tho
American Hell Company, nnd Georgo F.
Cutler, President, and George Clark, Kecre.
tiiry and Treasurer, of tho Now York nnd
Now Jersey Company.
Mr. Cutler was tho first witness. Ho said
that his company was organized on June 1,
18S3, with capital stock of 860,000. It was
afterwards, on July 1, 1HS3, increasi-d to
$2,010,000. Tho Lung Island Company mid
tho Now Jersey Company woro consol
idated. Tho Btock of tho coukoI
idated company wns as follows: For
property, t&l.tliM.IVW i cash, $200,318.22,
and franchise $800,000. Tho franehiso wni
secured from tho Metropolitan Company.
Tho stock of tho consolidated company was
issued to a trustee for tho benefit of the stock
holders of tho old couipnnies. These compa
nies hud in operation about 2, 100 telephones.
Plntnrirld'a Charier Election.
Pl.ilNFIKLD, Deo, T. THe chatter election wai
held lnl'I. intlcld last nlRhU The full returns did
not come In until after uililulKlt. The following
persons aro elected: II. Hum nt (Hep.), K. N.
KrlcLson (llcp.) nnd li. (1. rqulrrs (Hep.), Council
men at largo; Gcorc W. Watson was tlccti d Ward
Councllmeii In the l'lrst Ward; W, llaiidolpn
(I)em. ) in the Second Ward, Y. Y. Mur.-Uc (Hep.) in
the Third Ward and K. D. MofTctt (Dim.) In tho
Kouri i W rd. Tho other oitlcers elected tvere:
John Johnxou, Collector; J. A. Huhlmnl, Asm'
aor: A Tllsworlh, Treasurer; Ieoro II. II .l
corlc, KchiHil Trustee, and A. Vumlrrlici'S anil
J. V. Habbard. Freeholder. The qucanim of ex
Ira appropriation for senool pur'usia wus ulu
voted upon, und w a carr ed br t2 to -iii, u tn.i
JorllyotMi. The comi lexlon of tho next Coun
cil will be ltepubllcan by 8 to 3.
Policeman Kent lo Answer for Clubbing.
Henry Morltz, of KB Moth avenue, a machinist,
made formal charges of clubbing against Police
man John Heed, of tho West Thirtieth strecuqusd,
before Hupt. Murray ttua morning. Among other
luJurK.ii, Morllz'a noxe and one thumb wero
broken. The story of tbe cluhbiiur was published
In the ovenlug edition 01 TUE Woki.ii yesterday,
l'nllcemsn Heed denied the charccs, lie will bo
tried before tho Commissioners on Wednesday,
Tit v ritr.smr.STAT nit: irorrmt.
Afuji (Irhiillnii ii Surphi for Tnx 1'atert
ri.in XeceultlcM of the J'eojife.
ON WITH TARIFF REFORVjfflP
Mr. Hcoll, of Pennsylvania, ontfl.ce for
Clinlrninn of Wny aivgjRaii.
ISPECI1I. TO Tilt ?fllLD.I
Washington, Doc. 7. Considerable stir
was created among tho statesmen hero this
morning by tho report, made on apparently
good authority, that tho Chairmanship of tho
Houso Committee on Ways and Means has
boon tendered to Congressman W. L. Scott,
Mr. Scott is conspicuous as tho only tariff
reform Congressman from tho Koystono
William L. Scott was born in Washington,
D. C, July 2, 1H28. Ho received a common
school education, and served as pago in tho
House of ltoprc'ontntlves from 1840 to 1810.
Ho sottlcd in Erie, Fa., in 1848 an'd was
employed aB a clork in tho shipping business.
In 1850 ho engaged in tho coal and ship
ping business, owning aud running sovoral
vessels on tho lakes. Subsequently ho bo
camo largely interested in the mnnnfacttiro
of iron and in coal mining as woll as railroad
construction nnd operation, either as Presi
dent or director of various lines, oggro
fating 22,000 miles of completed' road,
lo was a district dclogato to tho National
Democratic Convention hold in Now York in
1RC.B, nnd n delognto-at-largo from tho State of
Pennsylvania to tho Dcmocratio National
Convention hold ot Cincinnati in 1880, and
also represented tho Htato of Pennsylvania
on the Democrat io National Committco from
1870 to 1884. Ho was eloctcd Mayor of Erie
in 1800 and again in 1871, aud was elected to
tho Forty-ninth Congress as a Democrat,
supported by Independent ltopublicans, ro.
coiving 10,002 votes against 15,340 votes for
O. W.JIuckoy, Republican; 1,204 votes for
Ilorland, and 3 votes scattering.
RUMOR WRUNCI ABOUT ONE MITCHELL
William 1. lUahlnaT Too .Much money Now
to lis Col. Fellow' Chief Clerk.
Damo Humor has been very busy with tho
District-Attornoy's ofllco of late, and has
already furnished Col. Fellows with a stall
of assistants and clerkB sufficiently large to
equip half a dozen offices.
Tho lady's latest appointmont is City Prin
ter and ex-Exciso Commissioner William V.
Mitchell to tho position of chief clerk, now
occupied by Andrew 1). Parker. Tho good
damo compensates tho latter gentleman for
tho loss of his position by giving him an
other as First Auditor in tho Comptroller's
Mr. Forker smiles incredulously at this
rumor, aud his smile is broader because Col.
Fellows has assured him of his retention, Mr.
Mitchell has assured him of his lack of in
tention nnd besides on ollice with n salary of
$4,500 would hardly bo a bono of contention
with a gentleman whoso income from olllcial
sources is nt present about 012,000, as Mr.
Another rumor had it that Fetcr Mitchell,
one of Jnka Sharp's Inwyors, was to bo an
Assistant District-Attorney under Col. Fel
lows. Tho friends of Mr. Mitchell deny the
truth of the rumor, haying thnt ho would not
givo up his legal practice for the plnco. Sev
eral Couuty Democracy leaders ga it as
their opinion that no lawyer who has boeu
engaged in defending thea boodlers would bo
appointed Abslstunt District-Attorney,
i:nalauil Dishonor (.en. Cordon' Dill.
Ibl'ICIiL CAULI TO Till WOnLD.I
London, Deo. 7. Hills to tho amount of
X40.000, drawn by tho lato Gen. Gordon dur
ing tho siege of Khartoum, havo been dis
honored by tho Government, which obtained
n decision fiom tho Cairo Mixed Tribunal in
their favor. Tho holders of tho bills havo
commenced action against tho pri ato ebtate
of Gen. Gordon for payment.
Her Children I.ert Destitute.
Mr'. Allele Cnpen, who Uvea on the first floor of
410 Water si reet, known as "the burMcks." was
uU'ii to the (Jouverueur Hospital Uto last night tn
an ambulance, tutfenng fr in the olTecta of 111
treuiincn: .t the hnn a ol aquaik In tho delivery
of a chllil. l'Dltcvmsn Mulcuhy, of the
t-uvcuth l'rcctuct, visitt-d lug houso
this morning and loiiuu Ha oceiipmta
eu Irely iiistltuto. 'I he other members of thn fam
ily are lto.le, ago five ye rn. l.eon, Hgo seven,
Ju'e, ago nlue, uud 'Adrian Capen, their ursnd
fathrr, age blxly.uiie ju ri. The policeman budt
a lire und uot them aomoihlug to e.it. The children
were brought in the l.mox .Market Police Court to
day. Aisvnt Youui;, lor t c Society tor tne Pre
vention of Cruelty to Children, took chargu of
them ii nil will luvcstliMtc. It may no hard witu
the quack doctor If the story as told by lira. Capon
Demoted After Twenty-live Year.
Albert Iteynold, for twenty-flvo ycrs station
master and ticket agent of the New York Central
Hallroad at Ynekers, has been removed, and J. L.
Itoden. of Mllrose, Inn succeeded him. ThUIaa
surpiuu to the old Youkerlte.
Jerry Ilnrllvau' Condition.
Jerry llartlsan'a condition is unchanged. lie la
resting comfortably and la taking some nourish
ment, ill friends axe not allowed to talk with
CRASHED INTO THE STATION. ' MM
ACCIDENT TO THE MONTREAL EXPRESS ON
THE DEbAiYARE AMD HUDSON. Ml
Nobody Killed, but the Depot and Three Car. , ,'jB
Were Darned to the liround A Broken rftefl
Wheel or Axle Threw the Trnln from the rflefl
Trnek Kxncily OppoMtc I lie Sintlon Many i' VH
l'nsscncer Aboard bad Narrow Escape. V.Sal
IsrrciAL to Tint wom.o.1 "BB
Ai.dany, Dec. 7. Tho Dclawaro and Hud- hSH
son express train for Montreal ran off the !Sfl
track nnd into tho depot' at Whallonsburg, .flH
eightoon milos above Fort llonry, a little bol JKH
fore C o'clock this morning. Tlio depot wWSS 'ISaH
sot on flro, and throe of tho fivo cars tJ9 ''Jed
soon in flames. Gr 'B
Supt. Hammond says that no one woa, - "flJH
killed nnd but ono person nn old lady whi 9Bl
was thrown from her berth was iujurocfSft MiHSJ
Tho accident was caused, ho thinks, oither ' Hfll
by a broken wheel or axle. Threo cars wore 'Iflfll
The telegraph wires aro down at tho station, -fllafl
and delhiito details are not obtainablo. It is ikWM
known that the train was flllod with paosen- H
gcrs, and that no ono was killed ii truly VIJHh
ItobertM. Olyphant. thoFroaidant of tho ieH
rond, wus found nt his ofllco, 21 Cortlandt c9l
streot. Ho said tho telegraph poles had been nlH
broken down by thu accident, and the Hm
account roccived was very mcagro. 'llaH
A telegram from Assistant President SHM
H. G Youug, of Albany, stated that' iHsLH
tho train was ono of fivo cars, which left Troy 'V-IH
nftor, midnight. The passengers transferred ftLH
to it left tho Grand Central Dopot nt 6 o'clock 'raR
last evening for Montreal. Tho train went "JaHL
oUtho track at Whallonsburg at 4.30 A.M. '-riaH
Mr. Young's information is that but one per- JHH
son is injured. - flH
GLASS WORKERS DEG1N THE SIEGE. (H
Iloatlllllc Opened by a Htrlko In ritubnrs ' ifH
A General l.ock-(lut Expected. BLH
IsrrciiLTO Tn wonLD.I taaBI
PiTTsnuno, Doc. 7. Tho flint glassware EJ
workmen of Kings south side factory, num- ' ?jHM
boring 230, quit work yesterday on account , IHI
of a now sot of rules put in forco by tho 'l&flaVI
manufacturers. This is tho first shot in what vU
promises to a bitter warfaro botween tho -iU
flint glasswaro workers and their employers. , 19H
The workmen of tho city generally are vory B
quiot, but there is great indignation at the 'M
tenor of tho now rules, as well as at tho jH
address accompanying the "move" list and , ftgH
tho Bcalo of pricoa. They olaim that tho rsssssi
address portends a reduction of wages in iLlssm
every sentence, and an arbitrary overriding daLafl
of the agreement of thirty days' notice to llassssB
Ono of the officials of the workmen's union rSJbbBI
said this morning : " It is probable that tho bbBI
Exocutivo Committco of tho manufacturers , H
will shut down evory factory in the associa. bbH
tiou. This would closo almost every pressed JbbB
gloss house in the United States and between $HH
4,000 and 6,000 men would be thrown out of 'BbbH
employment. It is probable, however, that SbbM
tho Pittsburg houses will hold out, but In the VaMHI
East thero nro very fow houses that can stand UaaHU
a striko or a threo months' lock-out." naHBI
If the lock-out is not ordered to-day by the ' rSH
manufacturers, it is probable that similar 'jbbHbtI
issues to thoso which caused the shut-down rttVaaU
at King's will come up at each of the other iJ9bbI
factories throughout the country with siml- aaHai
lor results. Thoro 1b a decidedly aggressivo . 'SH
foeling among tho workors since tbo receipt "jsflH
of tho recent official communications, and nlHI
both sides have been ready for a fight ever vHbbH
Binco tho failures of the Conference Commit. nJM
tees to come to an amicablo understanding. , iflH
DID NOT WANT HIS LE0ACT. JH
An Heir Who Prevented the DlvUIon of a SbbH
Fortune Thought to be Crttiy. AbbLbI
Ernest Kuelrlem has been an attendant at r-IH
Bellovuo Hospital for somo years. About a JaH
year ago his father died, leaving a fortune of " "'lM
860,000 to be divided between Ernost and bis ' j-H
two brotuers. Tho will was worded in suoh ''ibbbbI
a way that the monoy could not bo distributed v'JbbbbI
until all tho brothers signed a paper agreeing 'bbbbI
to the provisions of tho will. -ftiH
Ernest for some reason has refused to havo JbbbH
anything to do with the will or tho money. vVSbbbH
although his brothers havo boen constantly lifllB
urging him to sign the paper. Yesterday iM
Ernest began to act strangely, and tho doo. SbbbH
tors sent him to tho Insane Pavilion at tho iaaBafl
Ono of his brothers lives at 93 Borrow bbbbI
street and tho other at Tenth avenue and tSaaH
Twentieth streot. IWbbI
Double ittnrder In Arkansas. fULBBH
SriCIAL TO TUX wobld.I IbbbbI
Little Kocw.Ark., Dec. 7. Iuielllgenoa front ''bLbH
Berry vine, Ark., says: "Polo Township, near -bbLbI
tho Missouri line, In that county, waa to-Aay the fl
scene of a double murder. A feud has betA fa ez- -obbLb'
tstence for a long time between the famines of JbbbH
Terry, Waroner ami uarrett. Borne months ago bbbbB
one of the Terry party waa killed and a oonnlothas uSbbbbH
since been Imminent. It appears arant Wagoner JnBBBB
met Culver Uarrett on the roadside and alter a ttaaaaH
few words both boaan Bring. Garrett was killed JbbH
at the second fire. Wagoner waa fatally wounded. ISbbbH
Huralns of a Hartford Factory Dnlldlna. 4bbLb3
MrrciAL to tux world.) 'wbbB
IlAitTFOitD, Dec. T, Tho old Porter Building, s "JVbI
four-story brick factory, occupied by a II. Judd's p9al
machine shop,Eaiilo Eyelet Company, Bonaallt Box 'BTB
Company and E. E. Wiley Moulding Company, wSsaal
was entirely burned to-day. Tbe Are caught In MaH
thu annealing room ot the Eyelet Company, canalng 'Tc.bbH
an explosion, aud the building was immediately in JbT'bbH
names. Loas on the bulldmg, $U,0O0j lnanranoe, ISbbI
$1U,00o; other losses, m.ooo; Insurance, about ifnTBaM
TELEGRAPHIC NbVYS IK BRIEF. fl
All the freight brakemen and awltchmen In the sIbtbbI
yards at llayton struck last night. The strikers -nbbH
aro now being pjla $1.75 per day and ask (1.10, iiuaaH
A dynamite explosion occurred yesterday on the sVaal
Plltston branch of tbe Lehigh Valley lullroad. H
Section Kortman Miles Sweeney was killed and "sHbbbI
tlvo Italian laborer were aevereiy Injured. 2M M
John Armytage, arrested In Pittsburg on ft jtaaH
churg' of lorulng ihe name of J. W. Maoxay, tne - PlM
California millionaire, has been litentlded as t nl
urtn Hteln, a swindler of national reputation. (5 Hl
The boiler In the iloganavllle Oil Mid, Troup vjy iH
County, (la., exploded at an early hour yesterday IHibbbI
morning, Instantly killing three negro employee. I'i'JBaB
Ono ot tho men waa blown a distance of iOo feet. SL'(bbH
Prob Think It Will Italn. tsafl
Wabuinotom, Deo. 7, JVH
v ' ndicafiont Ar (A IbbH
J? 4 ',c"ft-.Amr hours com. JBbbbI
MSTy) rnenctnpalS'.JC to-daVf fXaaLa
7e) vwlJMaW " 1 FOr Connecticut toarm. , X
(K T jP nI""'' """' (o rest carta .91
TyJP jMueicintts. bbbI
tSifU (f tor Eastern JOw Tort, SbH
xcarmtr; light ratnt. VvbbbI