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AUGUST BELMONT RESIGNS.
' I TROUBLE AMONG THE DIRECTORS OP THE
AMERICAN JOCKEX CLUB.
Judge Monson, Who lint linen Treasurer
tsr Twenty-three Years, the Bone of Con-
tenlten Mr. Belmont Hold the Villa Bide
Association Responsible An liflbrt to Id
dote Sir. Belmont to Itemaln President.
Members of the American Jockey Olub are
in a state of anything but mild excitoment
over the resignation of Banker August Bel
mont as President and Dirocjor, and tho im-
'-' pending resignations of Judge Alonzo 0.
Monson, Treasurer, and L. L. Withers, di
rector. The meeting at which President Belmont
resigned was held on Wednesday ovening at
the club-room on Madison avenuo. Tho pro
ceedings wore unusually animated, but much
reticence is maintained as to what was done
It is knows, however, that August Bel
j rnont, Alonzo 0. Monson, William A. Duer,
Leonard W. Jerome and John Hunter were
elected directors, and that in consoqugnco of
what subsequently happened Sir. Belmont
promptly tendered his resignation. Judgo
Monson and Mr. Witters also threatened to
Mr. August Belmont was found by a
Wqbi.d reporter in his Wall stroet office this
( " It is truo I have resigned the Presidency
I of the Amorican Jockey Olub which I havo
hold for tho past twenty-two years," he said.
" It is also truo that owing to the composi
tion of tho now Board of Directors Judgo
Monson, who has boen trcasuror sinco tho
club was formed, may also havo to retire.
" I wish to Bay that I appointed the present
directors myself under a proxy which I hold
as President of tho club. All tho flvo wero
mombers of the old board except Mr. William
A. Duer, who was appointed in the placo of
'M his doceased father-in-law, William It.
M " Tho reason why I resigned is that tho
' Jeromo Park Villa Sido Association, of
whom the Amorican Jockey Club leases
Jeromo Park, had for some time past urged
npou mo their desire and determination
to have a new Treasurer in the place
of Judge Monson, and as I thought that this
wns an unknown and ungenerous treatment
of Judge Monson, I would not consent to his
being forced out.
"Mr. Monson had givod his services for
over twenty years to tho American Jockey
Club without pay, and without him I do not
think the club would have been able to livo
through the law against betting on the raco
courso, which was iuforced against that club
, while betting w as permitted at tho Coney
Island, Saratoga and othorraco-coursesin the
" The villa sido gentlemon said Judge
Munson was not coucialiatory and amiable
enpugh and seemed determined to overthrow
him. Mr. Lconaad Jerome, Mr, Hunter and
Mr. William A. Duer now form a majority of
the directorate against Judgo Munson.. and
I hear that he will resign, 1 think Mr.
Withers will also retire.
" I do not know who will bo the new Pres
ident or tho new Treasurer. It will bo hard
, for them to get as good a Treasurer as Mr.
Monson has been."
Mr. Leonard Jerome is in Europe, and at
Mr. Withers's houso Tnr. World reporter
was told that gentleman was also out of town.
, Sir. William A. Duer was seen at his office
in the Boreol building. Ho was very non
committal in regard to the club difficulty,
1 and said he did not want to bo interviewed.
When Mr. Belmont's statement was read to
him, however, he denied having any personal
feeling against Judge Monson. That gentle
man had been a good treasurer, but ho had
held the office twenty-three years and a
change was felt to bo necessary.
Bio regretted Mr. August Belmont's retire
ment but said that gentleman seemed to want
to go, aud he knew his own mind best. He
did not know who would bo elected President
nnd Treasurer in place of the retiring officers.
No mention of Mr. Belmont's offered resig
, nation appears on tho club minutes of Wednes
day's meeting, and it is said that efforts are
being made to induce Mr. Belmont to with
draw it, 1
Athlete Aninoe Tbelr Friends.
Orange, N. J,, Dec 18. The long-expeoted
, mammoth amateur minstrel and dramatic enter
tainment nnder Ibe auspices of the Essex County
Toboggan Club and the Staten Island and Manhat
tan Athletic cluba drew an audlrnce that com
pletely Oiled Muilo Ball, Orange, lait night.
The first part of the entertainment was a regular
old-fashioned minstrel performance, which wai
. beartiiy applauded. Then followedsome slelgbt-of-hand
trlcU by K. H, Hansom, after which came
the Charleston Blues drill and chorus, which was
A well executed by tho Staten Island Athletic Club.
The entertainment closed with a tableau repre
senting tho World of Sport., by all the cluba artis
tically arranged, showing baseball, football, lawn
tennis, cricket, billiards, bowling driving and
Maine's New Governor Against Blaine.
SFICIAL TO TBI WOBLD.1
Portland, Me., Dec 18. S. B. Marble, Presl-
' dent of the State Senate, a pronounced antl-
1 Blaine Man, will succeed tho late Gov. Podwcll as
Cftlef Executive ot Maine. A prominent jieuiiblt-
can .ays that Gov. Marble will probaoly not oe In
the field for the nomination next year, but Is quite
likely to give his support to E. C. llurlelgh, of
Augusta, or W. W. Thomas, Jr., of Portland.
' Great Flajht at Hmlthtown, I I.
ISFXCIAL TO TUB WOULD,
Bmitotown, L. I., Dec 10. c.L. nallocK called
at Spurge's Hotel on Wednesday evening, got
Bpnrgo outside and knocked him down. Then Mr.
llallock and Mr. Spurge clinched and tumbled
down, with Spurge on top. llallock bit Spurge on
the shoulder and kicked his head. Spurge had
llallock brought before Justice Hansom and wanted
$0 to settle llallock obtained stay of proceedings
, for five days.
, Conjiresslounl Holidays.
'I IsriciAL to tu wobld.1
j WisniNOTON, Deo. 18 The House has decided
J to adjourn from Thursday, Dec M, to Jan, 4.
4 CQITOEN8ED I.OOAL NEWB.
-I Patrick Brady, of as, and Henry Wilson, of B3
Bowery. -were held In $1,000 ball each for trial tn
the Essex Market Pollen Court this morolng for
V stealing two plush wraps and some clothes, valued
at fso, from Mrs. Minnie Paulsen, of 88 Division
..The assignment of Itobert J. Beechlnor, Hlchard
JlealT and Thomas J. Conway, of the nrm of
Beechlnor, Healy ft Conway, toi Chester A.
Braman, and tho individual assignment of ltjehard
M llealr to William M. C'omyns, wero filed to-day In
the County Clerk's office. No preferences are
I Egypt, with her heavy slumbering repose most
appropriately went to the lotus Cower. Coating in-
dolentlyontno placid and mysterious Nile, for an
art motive. But that Greece with her tingling
m vitality and exqulalto sense of the beautltul should
w borrow this motive from the land of tne Pharaohs
and Incorporate It into the moat decorative tea-
TJH lures ot her architecture seems strange. It la not
soslranco that an at dent student of archajolouy,
fja with American keenness and push, snould have dUj-
S?T!f,a tBU lao, Mr. Wldlaro Henry Doodyesr,
m the Curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Is
!5? H&STrert ,nQ to-morrow night he will make
m this brilliant end" ths subject of bis lecture la
m the Cooper .Union Free Course. It will prove a
tsry Interesting theme.
IIow m. Funeral Procession Ocenslonally
Developed Into a Jack Babbit Chaso.
(JVom tin Kama) HIV rfm.l
Many of tho border burials were pathctlo
in the extremo, but connoctod with somo of
thorn were circumstances so unexpected that
their relating almost resolves itself into a
kind of humor. One of the first funerals to
occur at Great Bend, Kan., possessed unpre
cedented circumstances enough to make it
humorous, if the unexpected is an attributo
An old and somewhat disliked man, Henry
Turlev by name, had been confined to his
bed for soveral weeks by a diseaso which
baffled the skill of tho would-be physioians
who attended him. Ho seemed to grow
steadily worso, and his death was hourly ex
pected. Then tho cold weather, which had
continued for nearly a month, was broken by
a few spring-like days. Tho citizens of the
littlo settlement took Turloy's caso in haud
and decided that, as his death was certain to
ocour in a few days at most, it was hotter to
take advantage o'f tho mild woathor and dig
a grave for him than to await his death and
tho probable return of cold weather when
grave-digging would oxtremoly difficult. The
?rave was accordingly dug, Turloy was so
till of wrath at hoving his grave prepared
that he rose from his bed, and tho same day
left town in disgust. It appeared that ho had
been shamming all the time in order to
obtain free victuals and care. Regrots wero
expressed that ho had not been buried with
out waiting for tho usual preliminary of
The pleasant weather was soon followed by
a sovero storm of snow and sleet. During
tho first night of the blizzard a bibulously in
clined attorney, Godfrey by name, boing, as
was his wont, in an advanced state of intox
ication, lay out all night in tho snow. Two
days later he died from the effects of his
His relatives wore telegraphed to, and re
sponded that thoy would oomo immediately.
The storm increased in violence and, lasting
nearly a week, blocked the avenues of travel
in overy direction.
A few days after Godfroy's death nearly
the entiro male population of the settlement
congrogatod at tho combined poBt-offlco.
saloon, grocery, tc, to " swap " stories, eat
crackers and itnbibo whiskoy. When all
hands were pretty well warmed up, the sub
ject of Turley's shameful deception and un.
occupied grave was freely discussed. It was
decided that such a good grave ought not to
bo wasted, and in order to make uso of it
Godfroy's remains should be speedily in
terred in it. This met tho approval of all
prosent, and with the rudo coffin in one
wagon, ob many as could crowd into another,
and a number of horsemen at either side, the
funeral cortege started, in the heavily fallen
Soveral times on the way a dog belonging
to a mombcr of the party started a jack rab
bit, and each time the horsemen assisted in
the chase. Tho further the procession got
from the starting point tho moro of tho
mourners jumped from the wagon and aided
the horsemen and dog in chasing the rabbit.
The gravo was rcaohed and found to be par
tially filled with snow. Then another attor
ney, who differed but littlo from tho one in
tho coffin except that the hitter was dead,
proposed, as there was no minister of tho
"Gospel present, to dolilsToesftfi-dellvera
funeral oration. Ho had hardly got moro
than well started when some one shouted
that tho dog had started another rabbit.
Away went horsemen, footmen, orator,
' mourners" and all, in pursuit of the rabbit
and dog, leaving teams, coffin and corpse to
take caro of themsolves. Tho chase was a
particularly long and exciting one, as tho
dog, whilo always seeming about to got tho
rabbit, failed to do so.
Left to themselves, the team got tired of
standing in the storm and ran away towards
home. When the crowd straggled back, tho
snow had filled the gravo ana obliterated tho
wagon tracks. As tho cemetery consisted of
only that ono grave and had no othor mnrks
to distinguish it from the rest of the prairie,
they were by no means certain of its location
in the snow. Ho they trudged off home in
tho snow and arrived to find the teams there
beforo them. The " tailboard " was out of
the impromptu hearso, and the coffin had dis
appeared. It was not recovered until the
snow partially melted, more than a week
Then the relatives arrived and took tho
body EaBt with them, and Turloy's gravo
went unfilled till a cow broke her leg by fall
ing into the pit. Tho grave was then pro
nounced a publio nuisance and filled up with
BYBNES'S PLEA OF DEFENSE.
Claiming; that Timothy Whalen'e Death vraa
Dae to Careless Nursing.
Tho trial of Joseph Byrnes, for the murder
of Timothy Whalen last May, was resumed
this morning in the Court of General Sessions
before Judge Cowing. Whalen was a saloon
keeper at C09 Greenwich street.
On the night of tho assault he was shutting
up shop when Byrnes came along and stum
bled against him. In the subsequent quarrel
Whalen was stabbed in tho abdomon.
Byrnes is quite a able-bodied follow, short
of stature, with Bharp features and pleasant
face. He has but recently been released from
prison where ho was serving time for stabbing
a man. Yesterday was devoted to tho proso
cution nnd to-day the dofenso presented its
argument and evidence.
Kx.-Assemblyman House made the opening
argument for the defense. He claimed that
the wound inflicted by the prisoner was mado
in self-defense and that death was the result,
not of the wound but of careless nursing,
which engendered serious complications.
Evidence is still boing heard.
Some Peculiarities of the Diamond Trade.
From tk JtitiUr' WMyt
In ancient times the diamond miner sold his
find to a trader, and be In turn to the Amsterdam
cutter. As only royal personages were allowed to
wear diamonds In those good old days, the cutter,
when his work was finished, found himself in
rather a quandary as to how to dispose of them.
Owing to his occupation and station In life he was
usually a person who could not approach the King.
Hence the system of brlblog a servant or courier
to show the gems to the monarch gradually sprung
np, and as the privileged circle In which the wear
lug of diamonds was permitted grow larger, the
couriers and servants changed Into brokers, pure
snd simple, who did nothing but travel for the
As these middlemen becamo rich they bought
tbeso gems outrlsnt from the artisan Instead of
selling for his account, and thus became dealers.
Those whose pecuniary resources were more lim
ited were, of course, obliged to remain brokers,
but from their knowledge ot gems and tried trust
worthiness they were classed Al.
At this stage was Introduced the memorandum
bill, to discriminate between tbeso brotera of es
tablished reputation and those of what I will call
the second class, which Included men of fashion in
want, who had extensive social acquaintance, but
were of no financial responsibility. Among mer
cbauiB and dealers, therefore. It soou became tho
regular practice to give the better class of brok rs
a bill upon which was the word "memorandum,"
the klgnlucance of which was twofold. In the first
place, the merchant thus limited his risk and could
reclaim the goods at aurtrno before tho broker
sold themj In the cond, the probahje purchaser
might nave an opportunity of examining the gems
and returning them it unsatls'actory.
The seoond clais of brokers ordinarily re
ceived no bill, but would usually state for what
object the goods were wanted, and would report ss
soon as the goods were disposed ot With alight
variations these customs are in vogue at the pres
ent day and will probably last U long as the trade
AEREBT OF ONE OF THE MOST NOTORIOUS
MEN IN THE COUNTRT.
A Clever Adventurer, Capable ol Assuming
Any DIruUu that Heat Halted Ills Ca
reer or Hv ndllng lie Wns Parson and
Priest, flln ,on and Odd Fellow, and Mar
ried When and Where Ho Pleased.
(srsCIAL O THS WOULD.
Cuicaoo, Deo. 10. A despatch received in
this city onnouncos tho capturo in Fulton
County of one of tho moBt clever and notori
ous toughs in the country.
ltov. Wm. Hammond is an adventurer who
assumes any rOlo that for tho tlmo being
seems to best Bcrve his designs. He is a
proachor, doctor, lawyer, bigamist and all
round confidence man and has beon guilty of
much more serious crimes.
Ho has bolonged to the Masons, Odd
Follows, Knights of Pythias and Sons of
Temperance. Ho has beon expelled from all
of them. He has been a preacher in tho
Methodist, Presbyterian and Unitarian
Churches, also a Catholio priest.
He got $1,000 out of n Mr. Jackson, of
Savannah. Go, , by playing Mason and Odd
Fellow. It was fur a piece of land that Jack
son discovered hod no existence.
Ho lived in California a fow years ago,
whore ho was a preacher. He married a mem
ber of his flock, placod $1,000 insurance on
her life, and soon after this Bho died sud
denly. Ho got her buried without exciting any sus
picion, colloctcd tho insurance money and
left at once. Ho next turned up at Indian
Vnlloy, Ind., wrhoro he married another
woman. Ho also placed an insuranco on her
SOME OLD VIOLINS,
A Nicolas Amntl In a Collection of Fiddle
on tne Bast Hide.
Whilo wandering along on the cast side,
tho attention of a World reporter wob at
tracted by tho sound of a violin. Tho quality
of the tone was remarkablo. It was largo,
rich, palpitating with feeling and of honeyed
Tho reporter entered the houso whonco tho
music came, scaled the stair and following
the sound, wont into a room on the second
floor. It was bare of carpet or rug. Three
or four dozen violins wore systematically
hung on the wall, showing as many Bhades of
brown as a collection of well-colored meer
schaums. Other shells unvarnished lay upon
tho mantel. Half a dozen bottles filled with
a brown liquid stood on a shelf. A music
stand had a volume of musical compositions
lying open upon it.
In tho centre of the room was a German,
thirty years of age, playing on a violin. His
back was turned to the door. The glorious
volumo of sound filled the poor, gaunt room
wiUijBwettpngB. Kot that tho player was a
SarasoTe or a TJoaoblm.' lToBuT&rnoTcllUftr
Teresiuo Tua or Camilla TJrso in his execu
tion. But tho instrument was the Bonrco of
the magio sounds.
Inquiry developed the fact that the young
man was ono Gcorgo Szag. a Leipzig violin
maker, who camo to New York a fortnight
ago. Ho deals in old Oromonas and Mautuas.
The instrument he had iu his hand was, ho
said, a Nicolas Amati of 1C23.
Nicolas Amati was tho eldest of the three
Amati brothers, who rivalled the great
Stradivarins as a maker of peerless violins.
The instruments of Nicolas are prized more
than those of his brothers, Andreas and
The young man took np several others and
played upon them. One was a Jacob Stainer
of 1678. the othors wero Guarneriuses. He
had no Strad ivarius in his collodion. ' ' They
cost too much," he said simply.
Tho violin-player intends to give lessons in
New York and to sell his old instruments
when he can.
A LIVER! STRIKE PROBABLE.
The Dissatisfied Drivers nnd Ntnblemen May
Uo Out Next Tuesday.
Several of the leading liverymen having
declined to grant tho domands of their driv.
era and stablemen for increased wages and
shorter hours of work, a strike is again
The drivers want an increase of 82 a week
each. They are now receiving $12 a week.
Stablemen want $12 a week each, their pres
ent wage being $10. All hands domand ten
hours as a day's work.
It was rumored about Beveral stables that a
genoral strike against all the liverymen who
refused to grant the demands would "begin
next Tuesday .
"Heck" Donovan Held for Robbers'.
Mlcnael Donovan, alias "Iteok,'.' of Fourth
Ward fame, was arraigned In the Essex Market
Police Conrt this morning cbsrged with the robbery
ol the three-bundred-dollar diamond pin belonging
to Mr. Bach, diamond broker, of 03 Grand street.
William Trimble said that be was reading
a paper at a window In his house at Bpruee street,
and thst he heard Mr. Ilach scream, and the next
moment saw a man who appeared to answer the
description of Donovan run from the direction
from which he heard the scresm. Donovan
said he was arrested Wednesday and that neither
the complainant nor his daughter Identified him,
although be was taken before them tnrae times.
Donovan was held in $2,000.
Mr. Fowderly No Worse To-Day.
lsriCIAL TO TBI WOULD. 1
Scrinton, Dec. 16. The pain with which Mr.
Fowderly was attacked yesterday afternoon In
creased nls much enfeebled condition. Ho spent a
fairly easy night, however. Notnlng unfavorable
has occurred to-day. Dr. Allen is cry much encouraged.
New York Markets.
Wheat. Althousb Inn oaoles were lower this
morning the tone of the market was generally
bullish and the opening prices showed a slight ad
vance, He a Vc over last night's close; Jsn. ,
6xcs Feb., Wj.'c.: lsrch. lVc; May, 3c
There was some lively trading at these prices, and
noon there had teen further t actional advances,
and the tone was very firm. Cora and oats were
dull as usual.
cotton. Futures opened with a brisk market
morning at an advance of it to 8 points over last
night's figures; Dec., 10. Mo.; Jan., lastfu. ; Feb.,
10. 09c ; March, 10. 79c. ; April, 10. 87c ; May, 10.94c ;
June, ll.OJc.; July, 11.06c.; Aug., 11.11. Liver
pool cables were nrin nnd showed an advance In
the speculative lines, which acted as the stimulus
upon the local market. At noon futures had ad
vanced one point further on the near and three
points on the distant months.
corriE, Tne opening prices In coffee weret
Jsn., IS.1H); Feb., 15.9.1: March, 15.7s; April,
IS. 63; May is, 60; June, 1A.7S; July, $15.65: Aug..
is, 15. These represent an advance of w to 83
points over laat night's closing prices. The mar
ket was feverish and excited during the morning,
and speculation waa very active. Prices ware Ir
recnlar alter the opening, and the transaction
large and numerous. At noon there had been no
material change In figures.
.Fktbolium. Oil opened with some show of
flrmntss to-day at 77),', and with an Increase In
trading. Towards noon, however, business as
sumed Its usual dullness and prices dropped to IT
and 77K. Advlcca from the oil fields were
DOOKSTADER'S AS A BCUOOL-UOUSE.
How theManascr Kvndrd Mr. (Jerry's Man
date and Had Homo Pun.
Lew Dockstader Is nothing if not cute, and when
ho and Abo Hummel put their heads together they
can evolve something unique In the line of smsrt
nesa. Tbey were clever enough yesterday to put
up a scheme whereby Master Wtlnsteln played as
usual iu Dockslader's Theatre last night, the
Madrigal liojs sang as sweetly, and as Lew
said "Drer Gerry he lay low." Commodore
(Jerry's soilety baa foridden young Uelustcln to
perform. 1 he act of Ibso prevents children from
appearing In theatrical entertainments. About
midwjy in the entertainment last night Mr. More
land camo forward and said;
"Ladles and nentlement The entcrtslnmonl
will close here; and Mr. Uockstsdvr, who la Jcalr
oua of advancing the education ot Albert Weln
ateln aud tho lads who huve been for many years
known as tho 'Madrigal Hoys, will open asoiool
for tne toltloj of theto boys In history, geography,
vpelllug and other necessary accomplishment.
Those Interested In the Inculcation of such knowl
edge aro rospoctf ully Invited to atloud. tioiiool
will begin nun."
This was tho Dockstader Fchool: Pedagogue,
Arthur Moreland; scholars, Muster Albert Wcln
ateln and the "Madrigal lloya."
"Scholars in history stand up," shontcd tho
pedagogue. " Who was Ueorte waihtngton ?"
"Flr.t in war, first In peace ind drat iu the
hearta of his countrymen," came the answer, ac
companied by the usual breakdown.
"Kow, boys, which paper has the largest circu
" Tub World, t' answered the chorus.
This s.me teaching was carried on through spell
ing and arithmetic, much to the delight ot the
audience. The teacher then said :
" I now proposo to show you my scholars' prog
ress In the art of music. "
Then tne little madilgal boys come ont In mess-enper-boy
uniforms and sang. The prlzo pupil,
little Welnateln, piano player, followed, lie played
rather nicely. No one Interfered, Abe Hummel
rubbed hta hands togother and Lew Dockstader
chuckled to himself In the wings.
Commodore Uerry was asked last night what be
thought of the above plan of getting round the
mandate. "I think you will agreo with me," ho
xald, "that It Is an evasion of the law. We shall
not tako any actlontto-nlght. In fact, we haven't
decided just what we will do. Some action will
doubtless be taken to-morrow."
It was stated to tho reporter that two strango
men had endeavored to enter the theatre by the
stage door lust night but were prevented by the
policrmen Blatloned there. The manager seemed
to think they were agents of tho Boclety for the
Prevention ot Cruelty to Children.
EOLTING CURED BY ELECTRICITT.
experiments With a Horse Tried a First
Time In This Country,
SrlCIAI. TO THE WOBLD.1
Boston, Dec. Id. 1'ror. R. 11. Harmon, of the
Harvard Veterinary School, Bhowed how a
bolting horse, or one that has a tendency to break,
can be mastered by means of an electrlo shock sd
ministered by the driver. Uray Eagle, a trotter
with a record of 22, but with soveral bad bablta,
was brought to Prol. Harrison. This horse will
take his bit In his teeth snd make himself maater
of the situation whenever an opportunity Is af
forded. Dr. Harrison took a small battery and
extended two slight wires, terminating In small
knnhs, from it along the reins to the lilt of the
bridle. At tbo wilt of the operator a shock of
vreater or less Intensity can be given tne horse,
which can thus be made to understand whether he
or bis driver Is master without oauslng any Injury
to the anlmaL
The Instrument was applied to Gray Eagle and at
the same time the utmost care was given to use It
only with the words "Whoa" and " Steady,
the first mearmlgtbtrbjy)llmitDrs-suort distance If
trotting or to atop short up If he were walking, the
second to get on his feet If oresklng. The animal,
after a few experiments, became docile and his
bolting took Its place among the lost arts. This
morning he was given a dual trial under 1'ror.
Harrison's supervision snd came to a bslt from a
2. 40 clip or a walk with equal docility on beating
the word " Whoa" and gave over his breaking
when the word " Steady " was given. He was
tried under circumstances calculated to excite him
and the experiment proved perfectly ssttsfactory.
The experiment has been tried. in France, bat
never here before.
1W0 liEMAllKABLE JUSTICES.
One Awards Himself Dnmngos, the Other
Believes a Witch Story.
Vincennks, Ind., Dec. 16. At Murphreyaboro,
In Jackson Connty, 111., William Bonner, a Justice
of the peace, bronghtaault against his son-in-law,
Samuel Derrlngton, for slander. Bonner had his
regular constable serve the capers and brought the
case into bis own court. At the trial Bonner heard
all the evidence and then called Constable Woolsey
to the chair. The latter administered the oath, and
the Justice took the witness stsnd to testify In his
own behalf tie tore hta own court. He then re
sumed bis Judicial chair and heard with patience
the arguments of the attorneys on both sides. He
Dually summed np the evidence and rendered a de
cision against Derrlngton, his son-in-law, allowing
nimseir damages in tne sum 01 so, uou.
ViNCSNXia, Ind., Deo. is. A most remarksble
case oocurred in a Justice's court In Mlrtlln Town
ship, whloh Is attracting very general atten
tion. Mrs. Seller aued John Waal fur assault and
battery, claiming that ne knocked her down. Tne
defendant set up as his defense that the woman
was a witch, and by her msihlnatlons had caused
sickness and death In his family. In order to keep
her away from hta premises he had in
the name of the Holy Tr ntty hung a cross on the
gate through wnlch she was to enter, and the holy
power tbns exerted had knocked her down when
she attempted to pass the gate. No other witnesses
were examined and the defendant was dismissed,
though the plaintiff was badly hurt.
Death of a DUtlngulahed Jurist.
ISHCtAL TO THS WOBLO.l
Worcxbtkb, Mass., Dec. is. Judge Francis H.
Dewey; who was stricken with apoplexy at his
residence on Tuesday evening, Dec 18, died at s
o'clock this morning. He remained unconscious
to the end. He conies from a family of distin
guished Jurists, his father and grandfather having
served on the Supreme llcneh of Massachusetts.
Judgo Dewey was born In Wllllatnstown, Jnly 18,
1631, and was, graduated from Williams College.
He came 10 Worcester tn IMS and began the prac
tice of law. He held msny positions of trnst and
was a director and one of the heaviest stockholders
In the Washburn A Moen Manufacturing Company,
attending to a great amount of Its legal business.
James Nelson Knocks Out Prof. Haley.
IsrrriAL to the wobld.1
Nobwich, Conn., Deo. 18. Prof. Haley, of
Hartford, and James Nelson, of this city, fought a
twenty-two-ronnd pnzo fight to a flnlah, near this
place, early this morning. Haley was knocked out
In the twenty-second round aud Nelson took the
purse of 1250.
Ex-Senator Jones Asked to Withdraw.
Dkthoit, Dec. is. A change must soon occur In
ex-Senator Jones's method of living. It was
learned to-day that he bed been told by Ibe detec
tlvo at whose house he Is stopping and by the pro
prietor of the restaurant where he eats that after
this week he must leave. This Is a part of the
scheme to force ths senator to bis senses.
TELEOKAPIHO NKW3 IN BRIEF.
J. Schuyler, the Otsego child murderer, has
been granted a new trial. He waa under sentence
to be hanged on Jan." SO.
During a heavy wind yesterdsyat Crescent, Cal.,
a hotel with sixteen tnmatej was blown down
Two people were killed and all the others badly in
jured. A Washington despatch states that there Is every
indication that thu Territories of Dakota, Wash
ington, Montana and posatbly Utah, will aoon be
admitted Into Statehood.
Joseph C. Knight, a bookkeeper In the Manufac
tures' National Dank of Philadelphia, was com
mitted to prison yesterday on a charge of embez
zling SM, 000 of the taui'4 funds.
Hong Kong and Yokohama papers received by
steamship yesterdsy state that the Teliow Itlver
has overflowed its b.nis and completely Inundated
Cnlcrxbow and ten other cities. Millions of Chi
nese are homeless and starving, and the loss of life
HORNS LOCKED FAST.
Blaino Men and Ohio Men Booming
Socond Day of tho Convention
Opened with Livoly Scones.
PENATOR EYARTS PERMANENT CHAIRMAN.
Delegates Whoopluar It Up at Every Oppor
tunlty 3reat fcSlionllim Donu for tbo Mnn
l'rom Maine Hhcrinnn'a Friends Cheer
Also Foraher Not forgotten A Hquib
ble Among tho New Yorkers Bloody
rihlrt ltesolntlons About Lnuinr.
Dcspita tbo precautions taken to avoid all
consideration of cnndulntes for 1B88, and for
the promotion of lmriiiony in tbo grcnt work
which the clubs proposo to do tho Bahation
of tho Oono Out Tarty tho contest between
lilaino, of Maine, and Hhorrunn, of Ohio,
fairly and distinctly outlined itself.
Illnino and Hbornian could not be kept out
of tbo conflicting minds of any gathering of
llopublicans nny moro than Mr. Dick could
keep tho head of (Jharlos I. out of his " me
moirs." Tho selection of a temporary Prosident
brought it about, desplto tho efforts of tho
managers of this lovo-feant.
Tho committee did nicely. Ilecognizlng
that barring bis own remotely possiblo can
didacy, Senator Kvarts, nho wns about
agreed upon for permanent chairman, is a
" lilaino mnn," they amicably balanced thnt
Booming boom for Tunies Q. by Hunting Daniel
J. Ilyau, President of tho Ilopubliran Stnto
League from Sherman's own commonwealth,
for temporary Chairman.
The only other caudidnto that had been
thought of as a Micbigander, Ool. John
Atkinson. But be wouldn't do, because bis
selection would make the convention look
very side nillish for Maine.
All thl was very pretty and brotherly, but
when Mr. Ityau's numo was announced to the
convention thero was an uproar. Tho unex
Col. Snowden, of Pennsylvania, jumped to
his feet with a protest against tho attempt to
foroo nny man on tho convention, nnd nomi
nated Gen. Nathan Goflf, of Virginia, a
stanch follower of J. Oillospie Blaino.
There was wild excitement, shouts, hur
rahs for lilaino, for Sherman, for Golf.
On tho voto tho nomineo of tbo cotnmitteo
got 159 votes and Gen. Qoff polled 153, which,
considering that Mr. Ityan Lad the prestige
of the cotnmitteo baokfng, and thereforo tho
votes of forty.tlvo New Yorkers, every one of
whom is devoted to Blaine, was not much of
a victory for John, of Ohio.
Evidently Mr. Sherman's frionds felt the
sting and realized that the convention was
not particularly in tho interest of their
leader at least, and, as a result, thero was
much indignant caucusing among tho adher
ents of Sherman last night, and loud threats
were made that they would bolt Evarts for
Pcrmanont Chairman to-dny.
The line between tho Blaine men and the
Sherman men is distinctly drawn to-day, and
it would requiro but very littlo rubbing of
the hair tho wrong way to get up a first-rate
fight betweon the two factions.
THOUDLE OVXn THE RESOLUTIONS.
Tbo fight camo up again unexpectedly last
ovening at tho meeting of the Committee on
Resolutions at tho Republican Club in
John A. Knsson, of Iowa, who is set down
as a Blaine mnn, was selected for Chairman
of tho committee, but when "Joe" Mauley,
Blaine's right bower, emboldened by this
seeming victory, insisted that Blaine's views
on tho tariff question, as expressed in his
Paris interview on President Cleveland's
message, bo adopted bodily as the sense of
tho convention, no wns met by an opposition
unlooked for by the Sherman men.
The Ohio men advocated tho adoption of a
set of platitudes meaning nothing and strad.
dling tho question completely.
The opposition was strong enough to refer
the whole matter to a committee of Chairman
Kasson, Editor Emory Smith, of the Phila
delphia Preti, Col. John Atkinson, N. V.
8perry, of Connecticut, and Congressman
Ilouck, of Tennessee.
E. II. Algor, of Michigan, was chosen
Chairman of the Permanent Organization
Committee, Senator 'William E. Chnudlorof
tho Committee on Rules, U. I. Batchellor of
the Committee on Credentials, and James
Boyle of the Committee on League Club Or
ganization. Tho Committeo on Resolutions bad another
hard tussle over the nttempt to say something
definite on tho saloon question. Col. Mauley
fought an unti-saloon resolution and it was
left in abeyance.
NEW TOhK DELEGATES BQDAIinLlNO.
Previous to the reassembling of the con
vention tho delegates from this State held a
rather Btormy caucus in tho gallery.
Mr. E. T. Braokett, who is a member of the
machine State Committee from tho Saratoga
District, presided. Tho represantathes of
tbo various clubs throughout tho State de
sired to have a meeting.
"We should get together for tho purpose
of coming to some conclusion about voting
as a unit or otherwise," shouted a Herkimer
" That's so; that's so," chorused fifty dole
gates. A motion was mode that tbo New York del
rgates should meet immediately after tho ad
journment of the morning session.
Ex.Aldcnnan James w. Hnwes oftered an
amendment. He wanted tho meeting to take
place at G o'clock this afternoon,
About a dozen delegates tried to get the at
tention of Mr. Brnckctt. It was finally de
cided to assemble immediately after tho
Then a tight occurred over tho placo of
meeting. Alderman Alfred It, Couklittg, of
tho Seventh District, a nephew of Hoacoo
Conkllng, moved that the caucus bo held at
Wallace's, in Fifth avenuo, near Nineteenth
KO SALOON IN ills.
Wallace's was about to bo accepted when a
haymaker from St. Lawrence. Comity naked
if Wallaco's was a hull or a town meeting
place. Uo was told that it was n restaurant.
" Is it a Baloou ?" demanded tho haymuker.
This question caused a rumpus.
" No saloon," come from a number of tho
" It is a restaurant," yellod Aldormau
" Is liquor sold there ?" was tho question
next fired at him.
Mr. Conkling admitted that liquor could be
obtained there, but vouched that Mr. Wullaoe
kept a very respectable place.
" Most of bis customers are Republicans,"
added tbo Alderman, and his sally was
greeted with laughter.
" It 1 convenient to this hall," continued J
nnsT novsn von snr.u.uA.
tho Alderman, " that is tbo only reason I
suggested tho place."
Tho rural delegates, howovor, decided
against meeting at Wnllaro's, and it was
agreed to hold tho caucus at tho rooms of tho
Thirteenth Assembly District Republican
Olub in tho Grand Opora-Ilouso Building.
Tho caucus is to fix np n plan io organizo
tho Now York clubs into a Stato League.
ItEABflEMIlLINO OP TUB CONVENTION.
Tito Chlokcring Hall Convontion was to
reassemble at 10 o'clook this morning. At
that hour there wero only n fow delegates in
Thu delegates generally "saw tho town"
last night nnd, as they struggled in this
morning, their hollow eyes and wrinkled
brows boded ill for harmony.
Senator Evarts got u seat on thu platform
without npplnuse, and Col. Fred Grunt was
almost unknown und hardly noticed on tho
Joe Manly woro ntboughtfnl, business-like
air, and Senator Chandler evidently thought
" something was going to happen."
Temporary Chairman Ryan nipped with bis
Savel and obtained order at 10.30 o'clock, nnd
lhairman Chandler read tbo report of tho
Committee on Rules and Order of Business,
as follows :
1. That tho unit of representation when a roll
call Is demanded by the chairmen of rive Btates or
Territories (hall be that ot the club, each olub to
have one vote, to bo determined by a majority of
Its delegates present. . , ,
L Each State Khali have a Chairman, who shall
atoerwin and announce tho vote or the various
clubs of the Htalo subject to a demand for a roll-
call of tho clubs for thst State by any one of Us
8. The order of business shall bet (I) Reports of
committees. (2) Cre initials. (3) Permanent or
ganization. (1) Extension ot the club organiza
tions, and (5) ltesolntlons.
5. No porson shsll bu permitted to speak on any
pending question more than five minutes without
the consent of the convention.
Tho report was adopted.
AITLAUBE ron BLAINE AND grtEnMAN.
Oen. G. S. Bntchelor presented the report
on Credentials, and the Secretary road the
official list of clubs represented in tho Con
vention. During the reading thero was frequent ap-
lauso. Whon a club bore tho utuuo of
inooln or Grant or Logan thero was especial
applauso and sometimes faint cheering.
When tho "James G. Blaine Club," of
somewhere, was called, there was a tremen
dous cheer, long prolonged, aud cat-calls and
Every eye turned instantly toward tho Ohio
men under tho gallery, and they were found
to bo clapping their bonds and cheering and
But the laugh was rather mechanical and
their huzzas wero faint. It took onlv an in
stant for them to compose their features into
soberness and sobriety again, whilo the
friends of Blaine laughed and folt good for
The Sherman Club, of Mansfiold, brought
ont hard slapping from scattered enthusi
asts all all ovor tho houso, but an effort to
raiso a hurrah was a blank failure, and tho
Ohio men grew mora solemn and severe of
A little later tho followers of the Plumed
Knight rubbed it into their foes at the all of
n Blaino club of Philadelphia, yelling, clap
ping hands and stamping on the floor for
dear lifo for five minutes.
And tho Ohio men smiled not.
There was uo applauso for Garfield Clubs
at all, although thero woro half a dozen iu
SENATOR EVARTS PERMANENT CHAIRMAN.
Senator Evarts was then introduced as
Sermauent Chairman and began a speech do
ning the principles of the party.
Over Twelve Hundred Students at Yale.
isrrcuL to Tn wobld.1
New Haven, Doc. Id The cstalogue of Yale
University for 1BMT-8S, which has been isiued,
shows that s.vtral changes have bveu made Iu the
financial affair of that tnstitut'oo. There haa been
an Increase of tho charges for many of the rooms
on the campus, and some of tho apartments In the
old brick row will be rented for Itiu than before.
The grestest Incresse Is on tno rooms lu Purree,
'tho tuition ha been Increased fin tier year. Tue
summary shows that thre are 1,S45 students, ot
wmchBUare In the scsdendo school; tfut in the
kcletitlllo school; graduate onrso, CM; art rciool,
IS; ilivlnttr. 117; medical, SO; law, OL This Is an
lucreasu uf 101 over Ian. year.
Hsraped Arrest Tor a Year.
George Kllog, a saloonkeeper of 213 llroome
street, while walking through the hallway to lili
room on inc. C, lbj, waa tluloutly struck in tho
abdomen and robbed of f Si in money, Edward
Itellly got tlfieeu years for dolu.- his saireot the
lu the Ess .x Market Poltco Court this morning
(leorge Hairlsuu, of Ite West Fourteenth street,
was held In $AOW bail lor trial as an accomplice.
A Cold Hlast for huturday.
Washington, Dec. 18.
liiillmttona fur tltr 21
toiira ccmitneHrtiip (it 8
r. .tr. to-dav: tor Qn.
Ufclicul, fair weather.
, eoldrr ."Urtiirdiiv morti
(ng, Woifed to rtttitg
tnnveratwre; Srenh to
tcrfndi, atmlnhMng in
Sore and becoming ttatlonarv.
for Eastern .Veto York, Jatr weather, eotder
Saturday morntw, followed 61 ritino fernflera
lure; lipnf tojreh variable xctnit, becoming
toulheily to U northern portion.
SCENE AT SIIEEUY'S TMAI, fl
HIS 60LICITOR PDB1J0LI CALLS A TL 19
NESS A rUltJUKEK, 'ilfl
(arrciAL CAnuc rotii wobld.) . '' jB
Duplin, Dec. 16. A sensation was causod if'fl
iu court yesterday nt tho trial of Mr. Sheohy, SjH
M. P. Mr. Sheehy's solicitor sprang to hit 1H
feet and excitedly called an opposing witness a llfl
perjurer, declaring that tho witness answered, -Jefl
questions according to directions from the jl!H
magistrates. Tho court immediately n& JH
jourued, to consider bow to deal with th -jUS
solicitor's contempt. SeB
AN KXAMTLH FOR QBEAT BRITAIN. , X
Lord Knuebcrv' Interesting Speech nt Had. "SsB
Irritlcld nn Irish home Itnle. '-3iB
IsrrriAL cable to tub wobld.1 iLI
London, Deo. lfl. In Lord ltosobory's- -'"flM
Homo ltulo spcoch at Iluddersflcld last night '1$fl
ho said that tho United States Government ',H
would never agreo to coorcing ono of thell flfl
number, know ing full woll such action would jJH
provoke a civil war. Great Britain in gov. -.jS
orniug Ireland should note this worthy ex. 7 L9
Lord Itosohcry docs not thind Mr. Cham. ''fl
berlalu will succeed in his efforts to settlo the. iifl
fisheries dispute, owing to tho strength ol 1H
tho Irish voto iu tho United States. " W H
havo planted enemies in America through oui IpH
policy," ho says, " and tho only way toseourc ' vH
success is to make them friends." 'disfl
Kxumlnlng the Crown I'rluco'a Throat. 11
ISTICIAL CAULB TO TDC WOBLD. I .VbB
Ban Kemo, Deo. 10. Dr. Mackenzie arrived vl?H
hero last night and immediately visitod the ffl
Crown Prince. A ftcr an examination of th wfl
Prince's throat the doctor declared that ha ' 'j&tfl
found no dangerous symptoms mIbS
TOLD AT HEADQUARTERS. U
IJood Htorlen ToliloT Mrmbrrx or the Police E.'sH
K-IIim! HEUEuro soveral In, Mfl
I I 81 ,l,reHtIuB nml humor. IB
1 1 I '. UUH traditions con. Hfl
1 ' ' " uocted with Polio ?$M
Headquarters and its 'wk
leading spirits. When ''.SB
Mr. Matthews wns in V
tho Board, a reporter 5tH
culled upon him to so , 'JH
euro a piece of contra. -Jel
band news.- After o :B
shrewd croBS-cxainina. '''laH
tion I coveted item) "H
wns outlined, but on fl
second consideration, vtaB
Mr. Matthows insisted -'JH
that it should not be) "''JM
given to tho publio. 'jgH
Tho rheumntia Commissioner, at tho tlmo ILH
was taking n mild application of electricity ;H
from a galvanic, battery, aud ho persuaded sfl
tho reporter to tost its efficacy. No sooner , H
had the inquisitive reporter placed his hands LH
upon the instrument, thou Mr. Matthews vjbbbb!
turned on its full power, bo electrifying the sbbbI
news man that ho danced nnd shrieked to be bbbb!
lot loose. In tbo midst of this exciting scene rH
the Commissioner remnrked: XsbbbI
" Concerning that contraband information "bbbI
I gave to you, do you still persist in publish. J
" No O oh," shouted tho gyrating rev -jIH
He was released from the power of tho gnl- M
vanic shock and Matthews was avenged. - "WM
Gen. " Baldy " Smith quarrelled with a H
headquarters reporter nnd bad an order iBsned iLn
forbidding tbo nowsgntherer from entering vbbi
tho big white building. Tho reporter bided tXaH
his time, bought a largo green parrot and H
taught it to speak very disrespectfully of the yVH
General. The, windows of tho two men IbbH
faced each other on Mulberry street, and 41LH
they were kept open during the hot spell. ,. 'sbbbI
Ono bright day while the General was enter. rH
taining some friends iu his private room, his
cars tingled as he heard somo fiend shouting I'-aH
" Baldy Smith, you old son of a gun V sbbbbbI
Ho sent his special officer out to ascertain sILbbbbI
who was insulting tho dignity of a Police .bbH
Commissioner, and his feelings may be 'BBBBBB1
judged when he was informed that it was a ALbbbI
trained jmrrot suspended from tho window
of his journalistic enemy. Ho ordered all the ibbbbbbbI
windows to bo closed, but the heat was so .iflaH
insufferable that ho promptly countermanded !WM
the order. Tho parrot . shouted againi ftHHf,!
" Baldy Smith, you old son of a gun 1" ALbbbbty '
The General finally capitulated, sent for bbbbbv' ;
the aggrieved reporter, apologized for what JbKbbbwj '
had been said and dono and tho parrot uUflM
sent elsewhere. 'bbbbbbbv
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Ex.Henntor Fair to Visit New York, tVHr
rSFECIAL TO Till WOBLD. 'sBBBBWjt
San Francisco, Dec. 10. Ex-Senator Jamea jBBK'
Fair left yesterday by the Central Pacific BsEjf
road for the East He will go direct to New TeflHT'
wnere be Das Important business connected w'tD-ll-K '
road, banking and other matter', and will beej-E '
from thtH city abont loir weeks, before ids Bb-bbbb
ho will visit Wainington. Ex-Senator FalsaBVJ j
psrtu e for the Cast shows that tho affairs tJKPE
Nevada Hank are now In a sound condition. wKQw
wse he would not have rone away from hJtTWC
as tho head officer of the Institution for oVjTv ,
time as lour woiks. J!lS7
Mr. Hoolb Tlirowu Out or a ''ruBJPsjJasW, i
Wyman Tnbllcock, a drug clerk f afjsW. n, 9
Klnreke, of est New Brighton, S. V&jbJZs an f
rettd last night on cemplaint of I'ollcAjbXTl 'J
L'obh, for having thrown a Mr. Josepl ? 5iis 18
the drug store aud causing a oompounJpsJK, , of TH
bis leg. Hews held in SSOd bad for M4Bmlon. &
Tip from The World's T4Kr. 'M
No Important movement la stoctifK exnerteit
until after the holidays. Wj-f TK
Commiiudoncrs Fluk anl UlanchjrV have beast -r
autbotlzejl to ax the Oraud Trunk BjCrenllgj1"m 4j
The market opened quiet tnlfijEgruI:I. ,. "S1
everything promU.-a the same 'UfsKas a-i yefi rill
day. M $jjj
Every one seems to be waltlrxj'iff(c waatOoa.' &
greaa Is going to do about the maw telore onerau vW
lug to any extent. tj- --
The big men are doing uo ilJpat ill, and tea ifi
frofesslonal scalpers nnd hi rMB&ni are' harme a
ulngs all their own way. P uavuag s
The Kansas ltallroad cy 'nBBoneis say thattea a
mileage of tuat State will Hw miles bo fore h
enlofthUye.r. Twoy Mo t was only ,088 J
miles. jk '.
There 1 money in W flet which says tsM ft
Mrs. Hetty (Ireeo la go .'jBouioontahoaauthe! ,$
row with Magnate ' ' WVuntlngton over the . 'S
Houston and Toxas Ceu.j -tMtock. JlS
There was a Washlndba special careatated $?
around the street this ronmisuttng that PreaU
dent Cleveland, Secret Falrchjid and negates flew
Carllelehad drawn "P.TarnT but of their own."
making redactions of tejfono.ooo In the datke Ifoei j&bbI
Imports alone. AnlclesKiaced on the free list reav, Jbbw
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