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PRICE ONE CENT. EVENING EDITION. NEW YORK, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1G, 1887. EVENING EDITION. PRICE ONE CENT. 118
HORNS LOCKED FAST.
Blaino Men and Ohio Men Booming
Sacond Day of the Convontlon
Oponod with Livoly Sconos.
PENATOB EYAET8 PEEUANENT CEADUIAN.
Delegates Whooping It Up at Every Oppor
tunity Great Shooting Dune for the Man
From Maine Sherman' Friends Cheer
Alio Foraker Mot Forgotten A Bqnab.
ble Among the New Yorker Bloody
Shirt Resolutions Abont LimaTt
Despite tho precautions taken by the Re
publican Club Convention in Chickering
Hall to avoid nil consideration of can
didates for 1883, and for the promotion
of harmony in tho groat work -which th
clnbs proposo to do tho salvation cf
tho Gone Oat Forty tho contest botwom
Blaino, of Maine, nnd Sherman, of Obo,
fairly and distinctly outlined itself.
Blaine and Sherman could not bo kept out
of the conflicting minds of any Catherine of
Republicans any moro than Mr. Dick could
keep the head of Oharles L out of his " me.
The selection of a temporary President
brought it about, despite the efforts Of the
managers of this love-feast.
The ootnmitteo did nicely. Recognizing
that barring his own remotely possible can
didacy, Senator Evarts, who was about
agreed upon for permanent chairman, is a
" Blaine man," they amicably balanced that
seeming boom for James G. by naming Daniel
J. Ryan, President of tho Republican State
League from Sherman's own commonwealth,
for temporary Chairman.
The only other candidate that had been
thought of was a Miohigander, Col. John
Atkinson. But he wouldn't do, because his
selection would make the convention look
very side nillish for Blaino.
All thi was very pretty and brotherly, but
when Mr. Ryan's name was announced to the
convention there was an uproar. The unex
Col. Snowden, of Pennsylvania, jumped to
his feet with a protest against tho attempt to
force any man on the convention, and nomi
nated Gon. Nathan Goff, of Virginia, a
stanch followor of J. Gillespie Blaine.
There was wild excitement, shouts, hur
rahs for Blaino, for Sherman, for Goff.
On the vote the nominee of tho committee
got 169 votes and Gen. Goff polled 165,whioh,
considering that Mr. Ryan nod the prestige
of the committee booking, and therefore the
! votes of forty-five New Yorkers, every one of
whom is devoted to Blaine, was not ranch of
a victory for John, of Ohio.
CAUCUSING LAST NIOHT. "
Evidently Mr. Sherman's frlonds felt tho
sting and realized that the convention was
not particularly in tho interest of their
leader at least, and, as a result, there was
much indignant caucusing among the adher
ents of Sherman last night, and loud threats
were mado that they would bolt Evarts for
Permanent Chairman to-day,
The line botwoen tho Blame men and the
Sherman men is distinctly drawn to-day, and
it would require but fery little rubbing of
the holr tho wrong way to get up a flrst-rato
fight between the two factions.
TBOUTJLE OVEB THE RESOLUTIONS.
The fight came up again unexpectedly last
evening at the meeting of the Committee on
Resolutions at the Republican Club in
John A. Kasson, of Iowa, who is set down
as a Blaine man, was selected for Chairman
of the committee, but when " Joe " Manley,
Blaine's right bower, emboldened by this
seeming victory, insisted that Blaine's views
on the tariff question, as expressed in his
Paris interview on President Cleveland's
meBsago, be adopted bodily as tho sense of
the convention, be was met by on opposition
nnlooked for by the Sherman men.,
The Ohio men advocated the adoption of a
set of platitudes meaning nothing and strad
dling the question completely.
The opposition was strong enough to refer
the whole matter to a committee of Chairman
Kasson, Editor Emory Smith, of tho Phila
delphia Preti, Col. John Atkinson. N. D.
Sperry, of Connecticut, and Congressman
Houck, of Tennessee.
E. II. Alger, of Michigan, was chosen
Chairman oil the Permanent Organization
Committee, Senator William E. Chandler of
the Committee on Rules, G. I. Batchellor of
I the Committee on Credentials, and James
Boyle of the Committee on League Club Or
ganization. The Committee on Resolutions had another
hard tussle over the attempt to say something
definite on the saloon question. Col. Manley
fought an anti-saloon resolution and it was
L MEW TORK EBLEOATES SQUABBLING.
S Previous to the reassembling of the con
vention the delegates from this State held a
rather stormy caucus in the gallery.
Mr. E. T. Brackett, who is a member of the
maobine State Committee from tho Saratoga
District, presided. Tho representatives of
the various clubs throughout the State de
tared to have a meeting.
" We should get together for the purpose
Ox coming to some conclusion about voting
as a unit or otherwise," shouted a llorkimer
"That's so; that's so," chorused fifty dele
gates. A motion was made that tho New York del
egates should meet immediately after the ad
journment of the morning session.
Ex-Alderman James WT Hawes offered an
amendment. He wanted the meeting to take
place at B o'clock this afternoon.
About a dozen delegates triod to get tho at
tention of Mr. Braokett. It was finally de
luded to assemble immediately after the
Then a fight oocurred over tho placo of
meeting. Alderman Alfred It. Conkling, of
the Seventh District, a nephew of Roscoo
Conkling, moved that the caucus be held at
Wollaoo's, in Fifth avenue, near Nineteenth
NO SALOON IN BIB.
I Wallace's was about to be acceptod when a
I hpymaker from St. Lawrence County asked
if Wallace's was a boll or a town meeting
place. lie was told that it was a restaurant.
I , " Is it a saloon ?" demanded the haymaker.
This question caused a rumpus.
" No saloon," came from a number of the
I r, " A. is a restaurant," yelled Alderman
JK "Is liquor soUUthero?"wns the question
'T next fired at him.
I , Conkling admitted that liquor could bo
obtained there, but vouched that Mr. Wallaoo
I .?' 'ory respectable place.
I v j Ji.t. W customers are Republicans,"
1 eUdwith laughter.
Xt U eoavsakat to this hall," continued
theAldermar, "that is the only reason I
suggested thi placo."
Tho rural delegates, however, dooided
against merting at Wallace's, and it was
agreed to htld tho caucus at the rooms of tbo
Thirteenth Assembly District Republican
Club in thi Grand Opora-Houso Building.
Tho caucus is to fix up a plan to organlzo
tho New lork olubs into a Stato LeAguo.
TnCUBLX IN TBS KXVSTONE BANIB.
For a tmo there was danger of a split in
the big Pennsylvania delegation.
By a mistake yesterday Mr. Warren, of
Scrantrn, and Capt. Thornton, of Philadel
phia, vore both appointed as tho Koystono
representative on the Committee of Perman
cnt Organization of Leagues. The friends of
Mr. Varren claimed that it was distinctly
understood that Copt. Thornton was to with
draw in cnse there were only five committees
instead of six, as some stated.
SJTle latter's friends denied this, and the
elfgation held a hot meeting in the gentle
mei's room In the hall, after being unoblo to
settle the difficulty at the Fifth Avenuo Hotel.
Vho debate was hot, but tho older and more
ccol-headed delegates prevailed. It was do
cMcdby40 to 18 that Mr. Warren wos to bo
BEABBEMBLrKO OF THE CONVENTION.
The Chickering Hall Convention was to
reassemble at 10 o'clock this moniing. At
that hour thore woro only a few dolegatcs in
the hall. ,
Tho delegates generally "saw tbo town"
laBt night and, as they straggled in this
morning, their hollow eyes and wrinklod
brows boded ill for harmony.
Senator Evarts got a scat on tho platform
without applause, and Col. Frod Grant was
almost unknown und hardly noticed on the
Joe Manly wore a thoughtful, bnsincss-liko
air, and Senator Chandler ovideutly thought
" something was going to happen."
Tomporary Chairman Ryan rapped with his
Savel and obtained order at 10.3d o'clock, and
hairman Chandler read tho report of the
Committee on Rules and Order of Business,
as follows I
1. That trie unit of representation when a roll
call Is demanded by the chairmen of Ave Btates or
Territories shall be that or tho club, each club to
have one vote, to bo determined by a majority of
Its delegates present.
3. Each Stato Khali havo a Chairman, who shall
ascertain and announce tho vote of ihe various
clubs of the Btate subject to a demand for a roll
call of the clubs for last Btate by any one of Its
8. The order of business shall bet (1) Reports of
committees. (8) Ore lentlala. (8) Permanent or-
Ranlzatlon. (4) Extension of the club organlza
ona, and (5) Hesolutlons.
6. No person shall be permitted to speak on any
pending question more than Ave minutes without
the consent of the convention.
The roport was adopted.
ATT-LAUSE FOB BLAINE AND SEITIMAN.
Gen. G. S. Batohelor presented the roport
on Credentials, and tho Secretary read the
official list of clubs represented in the Con
vention, During tho reading thore was frequent ap-
Elauso. When a club boro the name of
ilnooln or Grant or Logan there was especial
applause and sometimes faint cheering.
When the "James G, Blaine Club," of
somewhere, was called, there was a tremen
dous cheer, long prolonged, and oat-oaUs and
Every eye turned instantly toward the Ohio
men under the gallery, and they were found
to be clapping their hands and cheering and
laughing. -.- -. ..
But the laugh was rather moohanical and
their huzzas were faint. It took only an in
stant for them to compose their features into
Bobernoss and sobriety again, while tho
friends of Blaine laughed and felt good for
The Sherman Club, of Mansfiold, brought
out hard slapping from scattered enthusi
asts all all over the house, but an effort to
raise a hurrah was a blank failure, nnd the
Ohio men grew moro solemn and severe of
A little later tho followers of the Plumed
Knight rubbed it into their foes at tbo call of
a Blaine club of Philadelphia, yelling, clap
ping bonds and stamping on the floor for
dear life for five minutes.
And the Ohio men smiled not.
There was no applause for Garfield Clubs
at all, although there were half a dozen in
While the list was being read the platform
was filling up. Frank Hatton found his way
to a Beat tnero, and so did E. A. Sumner, of
Minnesota, and Assemblyman Ernest Crosby,
of this city.
Ex-Congressman Horr, of Michigan) Chair
man B. F. Jones, of the National Committee ;
Secretary Henry Gleason, ex-Lieut.-Gov.
John 0. Robinson, of Binghamton ; ex-Congressman
J. R. Lynch, of Mississippi (col
ored), and others followed them.
A BOOK FOB FORAXEB TOO.
At the close of the call, Judge Ring, of
Ohio, arose to make a statement. This caused
tho friends of Blaino to laugh derisively, but
Judge King went on with his statement.
He set out: " I want to explain about four
votes that we havo claimed and exercised.
We came not as a State organization with
four delcgates-at-large." ,
At this there was a momentary hash and
then tho Blaine men, with ths sudden
thought of tho effect whioh those four dele
gates at largo had on the vote for temporary
Chairman yesterday in whioh Blaine's op-
Sonents won by only five majority raised a
But Judge King proceeded to read a list of
tho Ohio olubs. At the mention of the For
aker Club, of Delaware, the Ohio men made
a great deal of noise, and it looked as it per
haps they were not so much Sherman men as
they mignt be.
This tickled tho Blalneites! too, but they
were fairly rattled off their seals when an
other Ohioan, with a whlto t6p and dyed
beard, arose and announced angrily tfint
there wore other olubs, and that he and Ma
jor Somebody represented them by authority
of telegrams which they held.
There were cries of " Proxy 1" "Oh my!"
and " Good for Ohio 1" whereat tho Ohio
men waxed very uneasy, and looked as If
some wicked persons had dropped burs down
their backs, and there was no fun in it for
Then a New Jersey man asked if these
clubs from Ohio werq entitled to voto in tho
convention. This was decided in the nega
tive, and Maino laughed and Ohio grimaced.
Gen. Robinson, for Congressman Huston,
offered a resolution in tho Hue of Blaine's op
position to President Cleveland's message.
It demanded that the surplus be devoted to
the much-needed fortification of our ports.
Thero was a heap of cheering, and the rcsoi
lution was referred to the Committee on
Resolutions, j ,..,,
John Mitchell, Jr., colored, of Virginia,
offered an indorsement of the Blair Educa
Mr. Grosvenor, of Ohio, offered tho follow
ing resolntion, which causod a sensation:
Whtreas, It Is the opinion of this national Con
vention of Itepublican Clubs that no nun who at
any time denouuceJ Abraham Lincoln whtlo be
was I'resldent of the United mates as aj " buffoon
and clown," or who ever declared from nU
seat In tbo United States Hcuato that no
manihonll denounce Jefferson Davis as a traitor
In hU presence and go unr buked by Mm, or who,
in htt omcial capacity as Secretary of the Interior,
ordered ttiat the flag of the United Btates
should be displayed it half-mast on
tQ occasion of the death of .Jacob
Tiotnpson, or who, as Senator of the United
Biatet, many years after the war, refused to vote
mat the thirteenth and fourteenth and flft
Itepth amendments to ths Constitution are
Valid and binding, ought to be appointed, to
or hold the high office of Justlco of tho Supreme
Court of the United States; therefore,
Reiolwa That L. Q. O. Lamar ought not to nave
been ai pointed) Justice of said court.
It was thon carried, on motion, that all res
olutions should be referred to the Committee
on Resolutions without being read.
BURCIURD BBINOS DOWN TtlE HOUSE.
The delegates next howled, yollod, laughed,
gave cat-calls and had lots of fun for five
minutes over a mistako mado by Chairman
Ryan. He recognized a delegate from New
York and announced his namo as Burchard.
After tho Inventor of ' Rum, Romanism
and Rebellion " had been laughed at, Chair
man Ryan said the name of tho delegate was
Mr. BirdRall had a resolution favoring tho
present tariff and the distribution of the sur
plus revenuo received from the tax on
whiskey and tobacco among tho several
Hia resolution was laughed at and thon sent
to tho Resolution Committee.
SENATOR EVARTS PERMANENT CHAIRMAN.
The Committee onPermnnent Organization
recommended Senator William M. Evarts lor
Mr. Evarts's namo was grcoted with great
applause, Ho was csoorted to tho Speaker's
desk by ox-Gov. Alger, of Michigan, and
Mr. Jnincn P. Foster, Presidont of the Ro
publican Club of this city.
It wns somo minutes boforo Mr. Evarts
could begin his speech. Tho delegates gnvo
him a rousing wolcomo and ho kept nodding
his head. Hu spoko for an hour.
His address wns a rogular Republican cam
paign speech and his style nnd oratory did
not evoko too much enthusiasm. Towards
tho closo of his remarks many of the dolo
gates bocame tired and loft their scnts.
Ho occasionally stirred up his audience,
especially when no referred to the allegod
ballot-box frauds in tho South and the pro
tection of American industries.
His remarks against free trade and the con
tinuance of a Democratic Administration mot
with the most favor.
Mr. Evarts began by saying that tho form
ation of Republican clubs and tho organiza
tion of leagues or clubs injtho vaious States
would not interfere with tho established
machinery of tho Republican party.
Ho alluded to tho call for the convention
and the understanding that tho convention
would not recommend or namo any candi
date for tho Presidential nomination.
The party, ho said, was greater and bottor
than any candidato who could bo montioned
or nominated. It was now tho habit of tho
Demooratio party to prldo itself on nominat
ing a candidato better than his party.
Mr. Evarts gavn tho Mugwumps a rub by
reforring to people who were deluded
three years ago, and who helped to elect the
Democratic candidate." The illusion that
led men to vote for tho Democratio candidate
had passed away, ho deolared.
The people of. the United States could not
bo fooled a second time.
THE FIOUT in 1888.
In referring to the Presidential contest of
1883 Mr. Evarts captured the convention by
saying: " Our party has never had a
candidato, and nover will have a candidate
for President who is hostile to any of tbo
great interests of the country."
He then branched off into an attaok on tho
Democratic party as responsible for alleged
suppression of the suffrage in the Southern
States. He charged tbatfraaahd honest suf
rage was unknown in tho South and claimed
that the votes of thp colored people were not
"Crime against suffrage," he said, "is a
crimo against tho majesty of the nation. You
nnd I have the right to havo every vote In the
Southern States counted."
He averred that eleotions in Georgia and
Mississippi wore mere forces.
THE TABIFF QUESTION.
Mr. Evarts was listened to closely when ho
touched tho tariff3 question. He arraigned
Fresident Olevoland for his recent message
and said that tho Democratio President and
and tho Democratio party were opposed to
tho protection of American industries.
If the tariff laws wero to bo changed, the
people of the United States would prefer the
change to bo mode by a protection party.
" As a last word "and Mr, Evarts was pre
vented from continuing by a round of ap
plause. He remained silent for a few sec
onds. "Go on," "Go on," come from the
Mr. Evurts closed his speech giving a his
tory of the Republioan party, its victories,
defeats and its leaders who hove passed away.
He spoko of Lincoln and Grant and of their
services to the country 'and to the party.
He predicted that the Republican party
would elect its candidate in tho coming
The following Vice-Presidents wero se
F. A. Clinton, Alabama) A. I- MorrUon, Ari
zona; O. W. West, Connectlout; U A. Boss, Da
kota; II. C. Jackson, Delaware; A. M. .Claim,
Washington, D. C. A. O. Porter, Inrtiana: W.W.
Tracy. Illinois: K. N. Coi g r, Ioa; W. W. John
eon, .Maryland: T. A. Usboro, Kxnsas; J. L.
Wheat, Kentucky; Qeo.;u. Lorlng, Mtsiaohute'U;
J. it. lleatwole, Minnesota; Joi.n Atkinson, Mich
igan; K. W. BreekenrlUce, Texas: P. A. Mc
Cowen, New Jersey; Fredtrlck Smyth, Mew
Hampshire; A. A. Mrout. Maine; 11. 11. Layman,
Ohio; L. A. Blmondi, New York; C. F. Warwick,
rennarlTaota; V, Mussel Drown, Rhode Island; J.
W. Houthwanl, Virginia; W. O. Bmtth, Vermont;
H. M. Laycllette, Wisconsin; Nathan Goff, West
Virginia; W. O. Squire, Washington Territory; It.
X. ltoberta, Tennessee.
The secretaries selected wero :
CoL Charles W. Johnson. Mlnnsola; E. A. Sum
ner, Mlnnnota; JohnK. Kendrlok, Ithode Island;
Fred K. Farnswortb, Michigan; W. O. Dunlap,
Kentucky: K. A. Southwortn, Maaiachueetta;
Henry 8. Taut. Pennsylvania; William
W. Oleott, New York; C. S. Forbes,
Vermont; John Mitchell, Jr., Virginia.
PLANS OF PERMANENT ORGANIZATION.
James Boyle, of Ohio, Chairman of tho
Commltteo on Permanent Organization, re
ported. He said that the commltteo hod
been confronted by three propositions.
The first wos whether it wos wise and prac
ticable to form a National League of Repub.
licon Clubs. The decision reached wns in
Tho second proposition was In regard to tho
formation of State leaguos. It was resolved
that tho proper course to bo adopted was to
suggest to the gentlomen from tho sovernl
States a plan of organization and to leavo it
to their discretion.
Tho third was whether it was proper for
tho commltteo to go into tho matter of local
Gen. Hypher, of Louisiana, opposed tho
report on the ground that tho scheme devised
wob complicated and nil wrong.
" What wo want," ho said, " is a system to
go down into the school districts with, I say
wo don't half of us reallzo tho scope or pur
pose of that scheme Wo of the South want
something that will go down with the people
in our school districts, where we expect to do
something next year."
Gen. Sypher was interrupted by cries of
"All wrong! Sit down! Oh.be still!"
and the like, i
Editor Fox, of Washington, a member of
tho commltteo, declured that tho scheme pro
posed was specially for the school district.
Mr. Ryan, of Ohio, said the unit of tho
National League should be the local clubs,
and ho thought Gen, Sypher all wrong.
A colored delegate from Tonnesseo offered
a resolution calling for State conventions in
all the Btates on tbo first Monday in March,
to organize for a National League Conven
tion. Nobody seconded this motion, and the re
port of the commltteo was adopted without
amendment, a few Ohio men voting In the
An effort to have tho reported plans printed
before acting on thorn failed.
Then therd was a sorainble between forty
men to obtain recognition. None succeeded,
all speaking at once.
Then a recess was taken till 8 o'clook.
This evening thore will be another " mass
mooting " at Chickering Hall at which Gen.
Goff, of Virginia, Gen. Sypher, of Louisiana,
Ex-Congressman Horr. of Michigan. Ualusha
A. Grow, of Pennsylvania, and others will
whistle to koop up their courage and that of
tho G. O. P.
new torkers in caucus.
Tho convention had not reassembled at
8.30. At that hour only one-half of the dele
gates were in the hall.
The delegates from Now York were still in
caucus at tho Grand Opera House, where
thoy convonod Immediately after recess.
It will bo late this afternoon when Mr.
Evarts will resume tho gavel.
Tbo most important report to bo submitted
will be from tho Commltteo on Resolutions.
Tho resolutions havo been prepared by ex
Congressman John A. Kasson, of Iowa ;
Charles Emory Smith, of Philadelphia ; Col.
John Atkinson, of Michigan ; N. I). Sperry,
nf Connecticut, and Congressman Houck, of
Smith, Atkinson and Houck aro Blaino
Editor Smith put tho resolutions in literary
shapo. It is said that thoy will oppose very
strongly President Cleveland's recommenda
tions and will stand up for protection.
THE AFTERNOON SESSION.
It was 4 p. m, boforo tho Convontlon was
again callod to order.
Tho first full delegation to file in was New
Jersey's. New York was the last to arrive
Thoy had boon hard at work at the Grand
Tho Washington delegation had hold their
conference during recess under tho Chair
Tho tally shows that there was Just 1,053
delegates present and 850 clubs represented.
Whon Mr. Evarts resumed tho chair thero
was much apnlauso.
WILUEN'S BBCTIIER HAS A FIT.
lie Fall Unconscious to the t'oort-ltoom
Floor Durlnsj tho Byrnes Trial.
The trial of Joseph Byrnes, for tho murdor
of Timothy Wbalen last May, was resumed
this morning in tbo Court of Gonorul Sessions
before Judge Cowing, Wbalen Mas a saloon
keeper at C09 Greenwich street.
On the night of the assault ho was shutting
up shop when Byrnes came along and stum
bled against him. In tho subsequent quarrel
Wbalen was stabbed in tho abdomen.
Byrnes Is quite a able-bodied fellow, short
of stature, with sharp features and pleuant
face. Ho has but recently been released from
prison whero he was serving time for stabbing
a man. Yesterday was devoted to the prose
cution and to-day the defense presented Its
argument and evidence.
Ex-Assemblyman House mado the opening
argument for the defense. He' claimed that
the wound inflicted by tho prisoner was made
in Belf-defense and that death was the result,
not of the wound but of careless nursing,
which engendered serious complications.
Evidence is still being heard.
Dr. Thaddeus J. Kean, who attended tho
dead man, testified that tho knifo-wound In
the. abdomen in no way hastened Whalon's
death, which was dno to pnoumonla. Dr.
Ohurles H. Lowls also testified that death re
sulted from pneumonia engendered, how
ever, by tho knifo-wound.
Byrnes, the defendant, told the story of
tho assault. He said that he acted in self,
defense, and did not itriko Whalen until bis
life was threatened with a revolver in tho
hands of Whalcn's brother Jim.
An intensely drnmatio scene was pre
cipitated In the court-room Ihis
afternoon during the closing ar
gument by Counsel House. James
Whalen, a brother of tho dead man, who, it
is claimed by Byrnes, preoipitatod (he trag
edy by attempting to shoot the defendant,
was an interested spectator of the proceed
ings. in the midst of tho delivery of the argil
ment, with a shriek of agony that started
every hearer to his feet and re
sounded along the deserted corri
dors, be fell headlong to the floor,
nAnnan(nnii TTa im a ltliv mfltl rirtfrt r9 araf .
ure, but stou , and it required tho strength
of several court officers to remove him, lie
was taken outsido the court-room.
Dr. Kean, who was a witness in behalf of
the defense, declared the illness to bo epi
lepsy. The man was given medical treatment.
He will probably recover. The argument
was stopped during the excitement, but v. as
Immediately resumed. Tho case will be
given to the jury not before to-morrow
TWESTI YEAR3 FOtt WEIDLER. .
The Extreme Penalty Inflicted on the Slayer
of Dr. Dusaan.
John Weidler, who was rocently convicted
in Brooklyn, of manslaughter in the first de
gree for the killing of Dr. Edward H. Dug.
gan, wos this moniing sentenced to twenty
years in State prison at hard labor. This is
the full penalty.
In passing sentence Judge Mooro rsaid that
with all doferenco to tho opinion of tho
jurors beforo whom the case was tried, ho
was convinced that Weidler was most do
cidedly guilty of murder in tho first degree-.
"Tho jury wero moro merciful to you than
you wero to tho deceased, and you ought to
bo very thankful to them." ho added.
Weidler throughout the proceedings wos
as unmoved as during tho trial.
A murmur of approval arose when the sen
tenco us announced.
"Krclt" Dunovun Held far Ilobberr.
Michael Donovan, alias Keck," of Fourth
Ward fame, was arraigned In the Essex Market
1'ollca Court this morning charged with tlie robbery
of the three-hundred-dollar diamond pin belonging
to Mr. Ilacti, diamond broker, of S3 Grand street.
William Trlmb'e said ttiat he waa reading
a paper at a window In his house at I'rlnce street,
and tbst he heard Mr. Uach scroam, and the next
moment saw a man who appeared to answer tne
description of Donovan run (run the direction
from which he heard the scream, Donovan
aid be was arrested Widnesday and that neither
tne complainant nor tils daughter Identified him,
although he waa taken before them three times.
Donovan was held in t ooo.
A Feeullnr Assertion In Court.
Adolph L, Banger and Henry W. Uoger, lawyers,
who recently secured the dUmlsaal of lunacy pro
ceedings against Patrick Trenor, an old cordial
merchant, anpllel to Judge Lawrence to-day to
have a guardian appolnttd for Mr. Trenor ou the
ground mat he ta insane.
Counsel for Trenor opposed the application on
the ground that Trenor waa perfectly sane. He
asserted that ths proceedings would not hare been
taken had Mr. Trenor paid the charges of Joim J.
Fitzgerald and Henry W. linger, who want $J, ooo
for legal servlcea, Fitzgerald waa a former legal
agent for Trenor. Further argument will be baud
august Belmont resigns.
TROUBLE AMONG THE DIRFXTORS OF THE
AMERICAN JOCKEY CLUB.
Judge Monaon, Who line Ilren Treasurer
tor Twenty. three Years, the Hone of Contention-Mr.
Ilrlmont Holds the Villa Hide
Association Ursponalble An lifl'ort to In
dace Mr. Delraont to Itemaln President.
Mombcrs of the American Jockoy Club are
In a stato of anything but mild excitement
over tho resignation of Banker August Bel
mont as President and Director, and the im
pending resignations of Judge Alonzo C.
Monson, TroaBuror. and L. L. Withers, di
rector. The meotlng nt which President Belmont
resigned was held on Wednesday evening nt
tho club-room on Madison avenuo. The pro
ceedings wore unusually animated, but much
rutlconco is maintained as to what was dono
It is known, however, that August Bel
mont, Alonzo 0. Monson, William A. Duer,
Leonard W. Jerome and John Hunter wero
elected directors, aud that in cotisoqitgnre of
what subsequently happened Mr. llelmont
iiromptly tendered liis resignation. Judgo
ilousou and Mr. Witters also threatened to
Mr. August Belmont wns found by a
WoiiLii reporter in his Wall street ofllco this
" It is true I havo resigned the Presidenoy
of the American Jockey Club which 1 havo
held for tho past twonty-two years," ho said.
" It is also truo that owing to thooomuosl
tlon of the now Board of Diroctors Judge
Mouson, who has been treasurer since the
club was formed, may also have to retlro.
" I wish to bay that I appointed tbo present
diroctors myself under a proxy which I held
bh President of the club. All tho five wore
mombers of tho old hoard except Mr. William
A. Duer, who was appointed in tho place of
his deceased father-in-law, William R,
" Tho reason why I resigned is that tho
Joromo Park Villa Side Association, of
whom the American Jookey Club lessen
Jerome Park, had for some time paBt urgod
upon me their desiro nnd determination
to havo a new Treasurer In the place
of Judgo Monson, and as I thought that this
was on unkind and ungonorous troatmont
of Judge Monson, I would not consent to his
being forced out. '
" Mr. Monson had given IiIb services for
over twenty yoors to tho American Jockey
Club without pay, and without htm I do not
think tho club would hovo been oblo to Uvo
through tho law against betting on the race
course, which was onforced against that olub
while betting was permitted at tho Conoy
Island, Saratoga and othorraco-coursesln tho
" The Villa Side gentlemen said Judge
Munsou was not conciliatory and amiable
enough and seemed determined to overthrow
him. Mr. Leonard Jerome, Mr. Hunter and
Mr. William A. Duer now form a majority of
tbo directorate agains't Judge Monson, and
I ht-Ar that he will resign. 1 think Mr.
-Wither, will also retire -
" I do not know who will be tbo now Pres
ident or the new Treasurer, It will be bard
for them to get as good a Treasurer as Mr.
Monson has been."
Mr. Leonard Jerome is in Europe, and at
Mr. Withers's house The World reporter
wns told that gentleman was also out of town.
Mr. William A. Duer was seen at his oflico
in the Boreel Building. Ho was very non
committal in regard to tho olub difficulty,
and said he did not want to bo interviewed.
When Mr. Belmont's statement was read to
him, however, ho denied having any personal
feeling against Judge Monson. Thai gontla.
man had been a good Treasurer, but he had
held tho office twenty-three years aud a
change was felt to bo nocessary.
Ho regretted Mr. August Belmont's retire
ment but said that gentleman seemed to want
to go, and ho knew his own mind bcRt. He
did not know who would bo clectod President
nnd Treasurer in place of tbo retiring officers.
No mention of Sir. Belmont's offered resig
nation appears on the club minutes ot Wednes
day's meeting, and It is said that efforts aro
being made to induco Mr. Belmont to with
FEDEItATIO.V OF LABOR MEN.
Proceedings of the Convention in Baltimore
fsrxcuL io Tint would.
Baltimore, Dec. 10. In the convention of
the American Federation of Labor this morn
ing it was resolved that revenuo should
be derived from a tax of three cents
a year, per capita on membership, instead of
six cents from National and International
Unions, and Stato, District and Central bodies
to be oxempt from tho per capita tax on pay
ment of $25 a year.
They voted $3 a day to Executive Board,
speakers and organizers, and expenses for
lobt timo when actually employed.
Provisions were mado for quarterly reports
of financial standing to tho Federation. Con
siderable feeling against the Knights of Labor
was developed in the speeches of John Klsach
ner, of Philadelphia, of the olgamiakurs, and
Behrend. of Brooklyn, N. Y. A great deal of
talk was indulged iu.
They passed o resolution that no local
should bo admitted who did not Join their
national organization. Ou the question of
appointing u national organizer, Mr. Dolley,
of the Now England Lusters, opposed the ap
pointment of an organizer.
Fixing- the Illaine Tor a Calllalnn.
Initio Unite! States Circuit Court Judge Bene
dict haa handed down a decialou In the case of the
collision of the Hobolcn ferryboat Lickawsuna
aud the Pennsylvania ltallroad Coiupmy's ferry
boat Ualtlmorr, In the .North rher, on March 19,
Judge llenedict Ui'cMel that the pilot of the llal
tlmoro waa nt fault iu kturboardlng bis helm a lieu
he saw that a collision was nbiut to occur. He di
rects that the IloiHiken roinpiry should recover
dsmagca from the l'uoniy.vaDia comiany. 'Ihe
ilainagci claimed, Imluding ihe tlannaof persona
Injured In the colllilon, amount to teo.owo.
Taxntlon Ilcdiired SBO,(00.
The Commissioners of Appeals of Jcraey city
have reduced the ass asmenl of the Wesiern Union
Telegraph company from lioo.oeo to IW.ooo, a
alight difference of I.so,uu. Th reduction waa
adopted by the Hoard on the recominrndtilouof
Commissioner Warren, ho tuu been npolnted at
the last meeting of the Hoard to eonfir with the
Mr. Towderly No Woreo To.Day.
I1PICUL TO TDK WORLD.
sen anton, Dec le. The pain with which Mr.
I'owdefly waa attacked yealerriay afternoon In
creased nla much enfeebled condition. He spent a
fairly easy nlgbt, howerer. Nothing nnf4oralie
has occurred to-day. Dr. Allen U tery much en-couraijed.
Daniel .Mullen Found Oullty.
Tho Jury In the case of Daniel Mullen, on trial In
Brooklyn for having killed his cousin, Michael
Mullen, at a christening party last June, retired at
It, an p.m. to-day and soon afterwards wrought In a
verdict of guilty of inanaiaagbter In the drat de
gree, with a lecouunendatluu to mercy.
(K v? (
rutHT iiovNn ron HiusnxAy,
DULL TIMES IN WALL STREET.
Homo Npeenlatloni but the Transfer! Very
Affairs on 'Change wore anything but lively
to-day, but nevertheless tbo feeling was
somewhat improved on acoouut of the strong
undertone of speculation.
Up to noon less than 01.000 shares had
chauged hands. This, dividod up among the
1,100 mombcrs of the Stock Exchango, would
give to eaoh about SS shares. If this sort of
thing continues sents, instead of selling at
$20,000, will Boon go begging at somo thou
Silver bore is up to 87. The rise is due to
the movement In Loudon, whero bar silver
has advanced to 44 Il-lSd. per ounce.
Money Is easy at 4 a ) per cent, and for
eign exchange Is firmer, tho posted rates be.
ing up to 4.83 and 4.8C.
Money lent up to 0, but closed at 5 per
In Government bonds S7.000 reg. 4s sold at
125. Coupon 4s aro quoted at 12G a 120,
and 4K at 107K a 108. Railroad mortgages
continue strong aud in domaud. Investors
are buying iu anticipation of the largo dis
bursements for Interest and dividends in
January, dies. A Ohio (la of 1011 rose 3, to 1)0.
()., 0 O. & I. generals , to 103 ; Den. &
R. O. Western lsts ff, to CS s Jorsoy Midland
lsts lW, to 1U, -and Nickel PJatolsidiMovflO,
Chos. it Ohio curroncy fis fell off from 25K to
24. K. T. consols sold at 100 a 100 -and
Co nt 73K a 72K.
Tho London markot is dull and slightly
lower for American securities.
Ojiefl. TfoS. Jw. fVot'tf.
flsnsds Southern , MV Vh r,5 tin
Osnuban I'aoifie IU',' 60U rtJM C4
Ontrl PaoiHm 31lJ Ot'J DM GlV,
Otil.,Dorl. A Unlncr.,, 1M 13K WH litlH
ChicoNnrthwMt., 10"J 101', 105 10.4
fhlc.. Mil. M. Faol J 18t UU ,72 U
Ohio.. Mil. tSt, Paul pfd,,.. ill, 111!.' ill'. Ml-.
UlnInii.. M.Y.. AOhlo 77 77 77 77
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Del.. Lack. WMtern U&'i 137 11'. IJfi-4
D.uware HudHm lt)i' 101 tOJU. lin
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Miuuurl. KauwaA Tim 17 'X lM vl lMJ
hew Joney neutral .7H 7J ,74(J 74'J
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p, V. LahdJCrL A Wetern.. Wi JM! Mi WH
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Nwlofk X vf etn lid . .. 40V III. I'M 41
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Oieonltain..rI..iat(on.. WH Wa IW WU
Union Tranaconlln.nUl im 20 1UM 3d,
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lr.;..nhM.-ttUn )U 10 10 lit
Philadelphia "ll.adu, W (jf. fl (
fticK:u4'w.Vpu.,;-,T,,.pid:. & $ : m
ht. laiui. 4 Wan frail S5, B$ Stf 35
leia Initio ,"' H'i 2JX
Tenn. Ooal 4 Irun 57 'J7 47
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KEY. MB. HAMMOND CAPfDRED.
Arrest of One or the Most Notorious Men In
SrtCtAL TO TDK W01UU).
Chicago, Dec. 10. A despatch received In
this city announces tbo capture in Fulton
County of one of tho most clover and notori
ous toughs in tho country.
Itov. vVm. Hammond is an adventurer who
assumes nuy role that for the timo being
seems to best servo his designs. He is a
preacher, doctor, lawyer, bigamist and all
round confidence man aud bos been guilty of
much moro serious crimes.
Ou Trial for .reou.
The trial of Llle Welspfeuulug, the widow who
la accused of urou 111 selling fire to her rooms In
the tern-mem 411 Kast Flftn street, waa continued
In Ihe "em ral ricaslous Court to-day. Flrn Marshal
bheldou aud his deputy, Mr. Frank, gae te-tl-niniiynfuu
liuporiaut character, afti r whUhthe
accused woman took the stand. Huh persisted In
l.erstorj nf r lilirry und denied atiug set lire io
Hie arilflea luund burning lu berroom. The case
will be finished tula iemug.
liernped Arrest for a Year.
George Kllog, a saloou-kerper of 819 Broome
street, while walk ng through the hallway to his
roomonlirr. 0, 1M4, was Holeullr struck in the
ab louieu aud robbed of f.tf In mono Kdward
llclllj got fifteen years for doing nl a.iaru of the
Iu the Essex Market l'olioo Court this morning
George Ilairlson, of 168 West Fourteenth street,
waa held In i,0o0 bail for trial as an accomplice.
Conspiracy of Dishonest Freliht Handlers.
Iificulto rnr WORLD. 1
KiVSisCiTY, Dea Itk A great sensation was
create J here to-day by a wholesale arreatuf freight
handlera and otlirra Implicated In a syalemaito
freunt ateat amounting to fl',0"0. The ratlruad
omclals arc rnleent, but It la known that one of
tne men anested has squealed, and other arrests
James Nelaou Knocks Out Prof. Haley.
Israelii, to thx woauM
NoBwicn, Conn., Dec, In, Prof. Haley, of
Hartford, and James Nelson, ofthlscltr, 'ought a
twenty-two-round pnte flgbt toannlan. ar this
plac, early thla morning. Haley was knocked oat
In tbe twenty-sacoad round and Nelson look toe
puss ot tm
H.R.H. SHOTINTHENOSE. fi
An Acoidont to the Prince of Wales ffl
While Hunting, ;ij9
One Pellet in His Proboscis and 4'M
Another in His Face. 9
He Wni Out with a nhootlmr Party at Band". LwjB
rluauam nnd n tlad Shot Took Tod Stuck" TiFdH
Itnnge Tiro Versions of the Affair One -SftB
or tho Accounts Rays It Was Dae to at DM waS
fectlve Onn Mnrqnls el" Lorne 111, . ''J?H
lirrcuL cable to Tns would. I kI
London, Doc. 10. Tho Frlnco of) Wales's fl
noso lias been In danger. A wild shot In a HS
raugo to his right or left, and ono pellet; jSB
lodged in the noso of His Itoynl Highness .sFiM
aud another struck through tho skin of his -39
This is tho story from one source. By an. KbI
other account tho unlucky shobseemS to have iB
nlr.o woundctl tbe sportsman firing. Tbo ao. ''tfiM
cldont ris caused by a defective gun, whioh - iH
explains tho flight of the Bhot in diverse dL' B
Henaatlon In the Trlnl of Mr. ftheehy, DI P; 3H
SrtCIAL CABLS TO THS WOSLD. s H
Dublin. Dec 16. A sensation'was caused wfl
in court yesterday at the trial of Mr. Bheehy, Jftl
M. P. Mr. Bhcehy's solicitor sprang to his ?fl
feet and excitodly called on opposing witnessa Ik9
perjurer, declaring that the witness answered -,'S
questions according to directions from tho -via
magistrates. Tlio court Immediately ad. 9
journcd, to consider how to deal with tho ?jM
solicitor's contempt. mU
Kxnuilnlna the frown Prince's Throat. (j&H
tSfXCIAt. CABU TO TSK WOI.D.I 9
Bah IIemo, Deo. 10 Dr. Mackenzie arrived- 'M&
hero last night and immediately visited tho ,'JB
Crown Prineo. After an examinatiou of the, lijRi
Frinco's throat the doctor doctored that ho SW
found no daugcrouB symptoms. , fflB
DIscussIuk frlsh AtTnlro, '-H
larcaat, OAULr to ins would. ifl
Lokoon, Doo. 10. Lord Salisbury, Elgbt "SjW
Hon. fu. Henry Smith, Sir. Qoschen and '
Itight Hon. A. J. Balfoitr met to-day to con- "ItS
sldor urgent matters in connection with Irish ' .;.3jM
affairs. , , H
lUnranls of J.oyne III.
srtcuL oitiLK to the wonLn.l -.ffiB
London, Dec. 10. The Marquis of Lome, .
ex-Oovernnr-Qeneral of Canada, is 111 with a ' f$!yM
disease of the throat. ' ,, WB
EEAGAN WANTS MORE FOTMT, ;l9
. - jSBaa
lie Hnys Ife Is Wllllnir tn Mrrl Dempsey '19
Aaalu far 8 1, (MM) a tilde.
"He was too good a wrostler, that's what It ?vfl
was;" woro tho words with which Johnny W?U
llragan greeted a "Woni.n reporter as he on- wB
tercd tho private oflico of lMchard K. Fox ,feB
this afternoon. wl
During the talk which followed Ileagan ex- ,yi
pressod bis dissatisfaction at tbe way in which !lpai!
bin light with Dcmpsey wns conducted, saying xU
that everything -Tcre Dunn said during the WU
fight went, nnd Referee Stevenson was noth-' WU
ing but n figure-head." ti9
The change of fighting-ground, which oo- Jfil
curred after the eighth round, Heagan 'vfl
claims, v as liarttoulnrly, bad for him. as the fl
ground iu tlio secoutl ring was much harder, jH
and it therefore hurt him more to bo thrown. R-M
Johnny thinks that if the fight had bpon, ''vM
governed by tho Marquis of Queensborry, ivB
rules ho ould have won, ns Demp&ey would fU
havo been obliged to fight, and could not -9
havo resortod to wrestling. i'Bl
It was Ilengnn'B first fight under ihe Lon- H
don prize-ring rules and he hopes It will bV iaaal
his last, but he says ho is willing to put up jH
forfeit to fight Dempsey, Marquis gf Queens. SaH
berry stylo, for $1,000 a side, the tight to take $3M
place six months after the signing of articles. 'Bj
BII0T AT J1YA BURGLAR. jkW
A Ilrooklyn Pallreman's Early Slorulnar Bl
Chase After Three llad 3Ieu. taH
James Oannou, Michael Lawrenoo ' and iA
Samuel W. Simms were seen moving about; 7fl
Edward J, Fraynu's liquor store, at 310 Hamil- l
ton avenuo, Brooklyn, nt Q o'clock this mora- 'bLbbi
ing. As Folicemnn Cahill was trying to get J9.B
Into the place tho men came out by way of. lBV
tho collar door nnd ran off. Cahill gave "fJHM
chase. He was fired at by one of tho men.1 -SHRil
Capt. Lowry joined in the ohaso aud fired at 3&WijU
tho men, w ho escaped in the darkness. laSFW'-m
The throe men were arrested later in th4'f" 'M
day. Bimtns as found in the LonaJJBWdH
Island College Hospital, suffering UomJMWp vSm
a broken jaw and a bruised f '10h8 .. ," fflfl
Ha received his injuries by filllHfsr xhSU
against a steamboat propeller in knap fif
tlight. Justlco Massey held the men for aVJH, ,Bj
amination on a charge of burglary. 1niipM1B wH
has just finished a term In tho I'enitentUMW a ' Bl
-- tAsaw ' jEBbvJ
Mr. Ilootli Thrown Out or a Drug HtoflBH i Ut
Wyman Tnbilcock, a drug- clerk tor MrfflP .H
Klemeke, of est New Brighton, 8. L, wstfBW' c-'iH
rested last msht on cduplaint of Polios InnBBl "Msal
Cobli, for having thrown a Mr. Josvpi DootBHt ' ' rfflBl
tho drug store and causing a compound fragS-S-SajB' r'; iBBl
blaleg. Ue waa held in $300 ball for exawjajBW' mH
Mr., llrimer tlcttlng M'dVae.JBr'J? oH
Mrs. llrower, who was found beaten SHCaW .'H
death In her home at East Meadow, L. ajjB.aMlt 'raV
days ago, ha tailed so rapidly within jasjaa jH
twenty-four hoars that her physicians IsBFlWVV" '3H
up all nope uf hcTrutovcr). mVO" 1 'SbH
A L'lill.8ervlro llei to?IW il "'1H
Mayor Ulcawu, ul Long Mand uyJhiWaas . iJjH
Posimastrr Jamra A. McKeuna oqaVjCajBAajataa. &UU
of clvll-StrvlcoCommisalouer i I ajaaHaVCJ. "aTH
McUrawtofHllhevaa.nvy. 'T8K"rrW ' xmM
A Cold Dtaat for i uJky?? J' f "V,i' " '$H
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JWc ond becoming ttal "r.7? - J3H
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tun; light tojreth "' 4sm)k. hatj-!--, LH
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