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PRICE ONE CENT. EVENING EDITION. NEW YORK, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1887. EVENING EDITION. PRICE ONE CENT.1 f
DEATH IN THE BLIZZARD.
ELEVEN PEOPLE PERI8I1 FROM COLD IN
"KANSAS AND NEBRASKA.
Western Fining Devastated by an Awful
Btorm Muttering HeuUm, Unable to Pro
cure Fuel, Hum Their Sheds and Portions
of their House The Death Itoll Con
lontlr Increasing LiUnt lieports.
(FECIAL TO TIIX WOnLD.l
Omaha, Keb.. Dec. 22. It is reported that a
number of lives havo been lost in tbo terrible
blizzard now prevailing iu the western part
of this State, and it is bolioTed that hundreds
of cattlo and horses have been frozen to death.
The new homesteads of the suffering settlors
are quite a distance from the railroad and
fall details cannot bo learned for sovoral
In tho nowly organized county of Perkins
tho death of a man and a boy is reported,
Thoy wore attempting to mako their ranch,
twenty miles from Ogallala, when the storm
overpowerod them. Both woro frozen to
death. Another man, named John Grant,
who hod been on railroad construction work
on tho Black Hills extension of the Burling,
ton and Missouri Hivor road, was found dead
a mile from camp.
Boports from Kansas stato that deaths from
cold and hungor are constantly coming in
from tho more thinly populated districts, and
that many isolated portions havo not yet been
L. 0. Clark, living near Ooldon, Grant
County, left his family at home to go to Hart
land, the nearest railroad point, for tho pur.
pose of getting coal, his family being without
fuel. Ho loft Hartland late Monday night
and the next morning was found six miles
from homo, lying by the side of his horses,
frozen stiff. Clark's wife and three children
, had in tho mean time nearly perished, and had
only saved themselves by leaving thoir bouse
and taking ref ugo from the blizzard in a cavo.
Two deaths aro reported from Oreoly County,
on the Colorado lino.
A brother and sister named Itobert and
Barah Holzapfol, who lived on a claim in an
unsettled part of tho county, found thorn
selves without fuel Sunday ovening. They
tore down a small shed to burn tho lumber.
And that night all but tho small amount
Which thoy hod themselves burned was
stolen from them. Early iu the morning tho
young man went to the town of Horace,
about seven miles distant, and succeeded in
getting 200 pounds of coal late in the after
noon. Being obliged to travel against tho
furious wind then blowing, he did not reach
homo until nearly midnight. His limbs
woro then numb, and he was so exhausted
that it was with great difficulty that he gained
admission to tho houso. Ho found his sister
in bed. insensible and almost stiff. She had
been without firo all day and tho poorly built
Louse afforded her little protection. Al.
though the young man was almost frozen, he
tried to rovive his BiBter, but without avail.
A farmer named Johnson was found dead
near bis houso in Greely County last Tues
day. He was out looking for fuel and per.
A widow named Mrs. Itiley and her two
little children perished in the storm of Mon.
I day night noar Dighton, in Lano County.
I They were without fuel and tho storm came
I bo suddenly upon them that they were unable
I to get it. Tho woman's eldest son started
I out m tho storm to get coal. He was over.
1 come by the intense cold, but fortunately
wandered to the house of a neighbor. He
Jr-RB unable to speak and his arms, ears and
eot were frozen. His life was saved, al.
M though be will piobably lose his feet.
There are also reports of great suffering in
fl Clark County, ou tho Indian Territory line.
9 A family of four wcro travelling overland,
and, being but ten miles from homo and buv.
eral miles from auy other houso, determined
to reach home that night in spite of the torri-
bio storm. Tho horses were overcomo, and
in no family was ouligou to auantton tno Horses
and wagon and walk to tho nearest house.
I A two-year-old child froze to death in its
father's arms before shelter was reached, and
I ethers were also badly frozen. The condi-
tion of the people in Western and South.
western Kansas is very bad.
This part of the btate has been only re.
cently settled, and some of the counties are
still unorganized. Nearly all the people set-
II tied on Government claims and were without
U monev, depending entirely on the crop to be
raised this fall. The crop, however, was a
1 total failure because of drought, leaving the
Iieople destitute. The majority of the people
ive in rudely built houses, which afford
I very little protection.
1 IIERES A FAIR WARNING.
I A Twin Brother of the Wild Western Hllz.
t sard will Woon bo Here.
Not the great blizzard now raging in the
' 'West, but its twin brother, a wind oyclono,
Is expected to sweep down npon New York
within the next twenty-four hours.
The wise man in tho Equitable building,
after painfully poring over his mass of re.
ports, gavo out the opinion to-day that the
cyclone would arrive late to-night and would
rcaoh its intensity by about 0 o'clock to-morrow
Ho predicted that tbo wind will reach a ve-
locHy of at least forty miles on hour, and
that the thermometer will b sent down to
An Important Unllroad Decision.
ISfZCUL TO T1U WORLD.)
Colcmbus, O., Dec. JX Tho Hocking Valley
salt, Involving f 3, 000,000, was decided to-day by
Judge Evans, of tno Court of Common Picas,
In favory of the railroad company la every point
and refused to dissolve the Injunction.
John Shaw, of New York, President of the road,
had petitioned tbo Court for a perpetual lnjuuctlou,
retraining Judge Burke and others from disposing
of stocK worth is, ooo, ooo, alleged to have been
Getting HI Christina Dinner In Time.
Patrick Tammany, twenty-two yeirs old, of t5T
East Third street, was arraigned at the YorkvUle
J Police Court beforo Justice O'ltelllj. this morulng,
on a charge of burglary preferred or Samuel Itoo.
erts, a butcher, of sis second avenue, lie was
held in si.ooo ball for trial.
At l o'ciock this morning Tammany smashed tho
plate-iUu window of Mr. ltobert's store and tt-le
a lot of checks and chickens. Policeman Tailor
arressed Tammany as be was walking awav with
his plunder In a bag. Tho prisoner I said to be a
brother or Nellie Tammany, a prominent figure In
tha Drtscoli murder ca.e.
Hord, Walte Oc Co.'a Property Attached.
.Walter H. Grief & Co. have secured an attach
bent agslost tha property In this Btate of Uurd,
JXu?..00-' novelty dealers, of Brooklyn, In a
t5l. Vi'.1.?6. recovery of JJ03. 48. The allegation la
J!!!. """efendants have fraudulently dl.posed of
JJ5 V ProPerty. Oriel & Co. assert that the firm
Smmi ?,.t.men' ,no they had a nctcapltilof
r,iMtrM2'..J-'-r',a-me-' " ner could not bate
josttais amount In the ordinary course of business.
1.. . i'o" In Every Family.
lSsffi?ta wI5?ii.5n.',K1' It U the mother of, eon.
HE WAS " SUC to D. 82."
A Tennessee 'DtQcou Tells How "Green
Goods" Men Hooked Illin.
A favorite saying with confldenco raon and
gamblers is; " Thoro's n sucker bom every
Deacon Allen Gllllland, of Tennessco,
seems to havo been one of theso unlucky
Ho is tho complainant in tho case of the
Peoplo against Anthony Nelson, tho " green
goods" man who was placed on trial this
morning in Part 2 of the Court of General
Sessions for advertising counterfeit money,
and is described in tho rocords and letters of
tho " groen goods " men and by tbo Court and
counsel as " Sucker B. 82."
Judgo Cowing said that this was not a dig.
nlllcd title for a deacon of any church.
Gilliland went ou tho stand to toll of tho
rocoipt of tho circular advertising tho salo of
"spurious goods which could not bo told
from tho gcuuino, 10,000 for C50," which was
put iu ovidonco. Counsellor Howe for the de
fense not objecting.
Witness told of his visit to Now York and
his meeting Nelson at the Sinclair Houso on
Nelson gave him a letter from Sidney Hey
man, who is also indicted and in custody, to
tho effect that Nelson nnd Gilliland hhould
meet him at Eleventh street and Broadway iu
tho nfternoon and go uptown aud get tbe
This evidence did not connect Nelson with
the offenBo for which he was indicted, and
Judgo Cowing asked Assistant District-Attorney
Davis if he had any evidence to that
Mr. Davis thought he had, ond pnt Deteo
tive Tom Reynolds on the stand. The do
tcctivo swore to tho arrost of NeUon and Gil
liland after thoir conference at tho Sinclair
Houbo nnd the finding of n circular on Nol
son similar to that received by" Sucker B.
82," in Tennessee.
He also said that Nolson, who is a young
man, confessed to him that he had been
working for Joo Little, alias " Tip," for six
mouths. He was afraid " that ho would go
up." he said, nnd added that ho was sorry he
had got into tho business.
Detective Maguiro vas also put on the
stand to testify to a confession of Nelson to
tho effect that he was working with Sid Hoy.
Mr. Howe moved for tho disebnrgo of tho
prisoner on the ground that there was no
evidence in tho case that counterfeit money
Mr. Davis argued that there wat a clauso in
the circular rcforring to a salo of "goods"
lit 25 cents on the dollar, and he thought that
that referred to the "10,000 for 050," which
wero unfortunately printed without tho " $."
Judge Cowing said that that was hardly
sufficient. Tho spurious goods rofcrred to
might bo any adulterated articlo of food.
Thero are plenty of spurious things in the
world besides counterfeit money.
He had little doubt but that it referred to
money, but thero was absolutely no ovidenco
on which it could go to the jury, and if he
allowed it to and tho man should bo con
victed, his ruling would certainly bo re
versed by the General Term.
" The trouble with this case," said ho, "is
that it has not been properly worked up. If
the prosecution persists in presenting such
ill.prepared cases for trial, thero will con
tinue to bo a miscarriago of justice."
The detectives should have waited until
later, ho said, when they might have made a
case against the defendant.
In discharging the prisoner Judge Cowing
took occasion to lecture him. sharply on the
meanness of his profession, and said that if
he continued in it he would certainly be
caught through tha efficient detective force
of the city.
" It is a mean and despicable crime," said
tho Judge, "unda man who commits it do
serves littlo less than hanging. If you over
come beforo me and I get u chance to sen
tence you after conviction for such fin
offenso, rest assured, Nelson, that I will give
you every minute the law allows, and would
like to add twenty-five years ou top of that."
" Will Your Honor administer a word of
admonition to the deacon from Tennessee ?"
asked Mr. Howe.
His Honor would, and turning upon the
big slouching Southerner asked him if he was
not ashamed of himself.
Tho man's bearing indicated that ho was
very much nshamo.d
" You wanted bogus money."
" No I didn't," protested Gilliland, mildly.
" Yes, you wanted $10,000 for 650. Well,
you can't get it in New York at that rate.
Money is a little tight now.
" You appear to be on apt subject for
swindlors. Go ship yourself off to Tennessee
an soon as possible, and if you are a member
of a church and a deacon go and confess
Tho big, shinoy brown overcoat with a
man in it got out of the witucss chair nnd
made its way back to tho cage, for tho Dis
trict Attorney wnnte d " Sucker B. 82 " for a
witness in the cases against the other "saw
dust " swindlers and had rather havo him in
the Houso of Detention than in Tennessee.
The New England Society' Dinner.
The dinner of the New England Society, which
will take place at Delmonlco's to-night, promises
to be a noteworthy affair. Kx-JuUge Horace Rus
sell, us President of the Society, will deliver the
opening ad ires. At his right will be the Kev.
Joseph II. Twicticll, who will speak to the toast,
'Forefathers' Day," and on his left W. C. P.
Breckenrldge, who will respond to "The United
Tho "Stato and City of New York" will be
toasted by Mayor Abram 8. Hewitt: tbe "Pllgnru
In tbe West," by K. O. Woloott: the "Army and
Nsvy," iy JMaJor-Gen. JohuM. Sohofleld; "Purl
tan lnflueoce," by Gen. Homcc Porter; the "con
gress of the uol'ed Bta-es," by W. Bonrke Cockran;
and tbe "Puritan In New York," by Chauncoy M.
Amont those who are expected to be present are
J. Plerpont Morgan, Samuel D. liabcoik, Charles
Lanier, Morris K. Jeaup, Charles II, ltussell, jr.,
LtvlM. Bates, George W.Curtis, Ucnry C.Ilowen,
Atbon P. Man, the He v. Lyman Abbott, Cephas
Ursintrd, Cornelius N. D'lsa, John II Inmau, Joan
P. Plummer, Clinton B. l'lsk, Daniel u. Itolllna,
Ellhu Hoot, Joel B. Krhardt, 11. U. Fiagler.Jamea
C. Carter, P. W. Gallaudet, James II. lireslln aud
0. K. Satterlec.
It wae Ills Lost Iluslnese Trip.
Alexander Johnson, a salesman for a Pongh
keepile cigar firm, died suddenly yesterday In
front of No. Si West Fourth street. On his person
was found a lot of papers and a baggage check of
Sweeny's Hotel, Park row and Chambers street.
Mr. Sweeny said: "I have known him for the last
twentr years. He was formerly a salesman lor
Lllas Brown, a horn-comb manufacturer, al Wap.
plngers Palls, and lived there during the lime he
was connected with tbe firm." Mr. Johnson went
to the hotel yesterday morning and registered. He
said tbst he nad a tough sail across the Hudson
Illver Tuesday, lis left the botel sailog he lc
tended to retnrn home last night Johnson was
artout sixty years of age and lived at No. 272 Main
street, Pouglikeepile. His family has been notified.
Killed While Unloading Lumber.
John Itadwlck, tnenty-nlne years old, of 6U
West Thlrty-tblrd street, who was unloading lum
ber from a Hudson Itlvrr Railroad car, was struck
on the hejrt by a piece of Iron at II a. u. to-day and
Instantly killed. Ills body was taken home.
Four Men Killed bj nn IUploslon.
SriCIAL TO Till WOK1D.1
Cixcihnatx, Dec. . A boiler explosion at
Delhi Una morning killed, four and Injured in
ISIDOR C0UNFELD HIS NAME.
"HOFFMAN" TALKS TO THE REPORTERS
AT WINDSOR, ONT.
He Buys He line Not Fnlled In Dnatnesa nnd
Hue Offered To Heltle With Creditor
For 100 Cents on n llollnr-IIe Is Trav.
clllnsi In Canada far Ills Henlth The
nonde Belong to "1'rnnklc Olten."
IsriciAL to Tnr would. I
Detroit, Deo. 22. Aftor Frankio Olsen
renched Windsor last night with her thirty,
ulno $1,000 bonds " Hoffman's" lawyer pro
vailed upon him to talk to roportors. Thero
wcro present Messrs. l'ortorson and Conloy,
Lawyer HcIIugb, of Windsor, and J. D.
Clarko, tha lawyer from Toronto, who has
figured largely in this caso.
" My nomo is Isidor Cohufcld," began tho
tenant of the room. "I am iu Canada sim
ply as a matter of choice aud do not go back
to tbo United States simply bocauso I don't
care to. I have not failed in businoss in New
York, but my business has fallen away simply
because I havo been on a trip for my health.
" I havo creditors in that city, but I will
havo about $250,000 with which to satisfy
them. Tho fuct is I havo offered several times
to settle with them for 100 cents on tbe dol
lar, aud Mr. Clarko, my Canada attornoy,
will tell you tho samo. Through tho stub,
bornnesi of ono of them I have been unablo
to do bo, as ho disputed tho manner in which
tho proposed settlement was to bo mado.
These offers havo been made within the last
few days. Tho business iu New York is
going on slowly under trusteeship, but this
is on account of my absence. I left home
on tho advice of my physician, and hate re
mained away on tho advico of my lawyers. I
first went West to Chicago, nnd havo been
travelling backward and forward ever sinco.
" The bonds you speak of uro tho personal
Bropcrty of tho lady who had them iu
ictroit. I did not like to cross tho river to
offer them for sale myself, as I thought I
might not get enough to suit her, so I ad
vised her to engage John li. Clarko, of
Toronto, ono of tho nblebt lawyers in the
city. Sho did so. Mr. Clarko never sup
posed that there was nnythiug crooked about
the transaction, and he was right. The
bonds w ere bought and regularly paid for.
When I left Now York I had no bonds in my
" I'niled," continued Mr. Cohnfeld, " well,
not much. I am a trillo cinbarrabscd, but
my liabilities amount to about 700,000 and
my assets to 1,000,000. I will go back in a
few days and see to matters personally. I
am not afraid to return. My assots consist
of real estate und personal property. I think
that explains tho wholo matter."
Mr. Cohnfeld would not say who "Frankio
Olson " is, beyond the statcmout that she is
not his former housekeeper and no membor
of his family.
At tho hotel she was registered as bis
daughter and called him "papa," but that
was their littlo joke. How sho got the bonds
Mr. Cohnfield would not say. bho is a widow
and has lived in Now York and Toronto. He
bos travelled under an assumed name bo.
causo everybody know bis right one aud if he
kept it they would worry him to death asking
him about New York and his trotting horses.
This was especially intended for reporters,
with the assurance that ho had not contribut
ed one dollar to pay the attorneys of Mrs.
Olsen. Mr. Cohnfield then closed the inter
view. Tho Detroit counsel of the woman talks of
c attiug a suit for damages against tho bank,
us who aroused the suspicions of tho police
and instigated the arrobt. Thoy say the only
suspicious circumstance in the eyes of the
bankers was tho unusually largo amount of
monoy, displayed by a stranger in the city
who tried to transact business ut the bank.
Lawyer J. D. McCrackeu was at the County
Clerk's office long before it opened this morn
ing to fllo a bill. The reason of haste was
that ho as making another effort to get at
tho Cohnfeld bonds now in Wiudbor, Ont.
Sylvn & Co., of New York City, wcio tho
complainants. Tbe defendants wero Cohn.
fcld, Sophio Victorine, the Police Commis
sioners, Supt. Fittman, Mr. Borgmnu and
Lincoln It. Mcberve, of the Police Depart,
The complainants asked nn injunction
restraining the transfer of the bonds to
Cohnfeld or Sophio Victorine.
They based their demand on the boliof that
tho bonds wore iu the Police Department's
possession, and declared that thoy had of.
fered tho department an indemnity bond of
100,000 to suve them from any consequences
that would result from giving up the bonds
under tho attachments issued ytsterday.
They renew this offer of indemnity if tho
Court will compel tho department to give, up
the bonds to the Sheriff.
The injunction has been granted pending
hearing of tho case in court.
Latek. Cohnfeld, Francis Olson nnd
Attorney Clark have left Windsor, Ont., os.
tensibly for Toronto.
The Cohnfeld creditors and tbe lawyers
who aot for them in this city, are now quite
convinced of the identity of the so-called
Hoffman with the ex-millionairo feather
merchant. Whatever lingering doubt may
huve existed was dispollod early this morning
by a telegram from Lawyer Canfield, of
Mooro & Canfield, the Dctioit representatives
of Georgo II. Lichtcuheiin.
It waslo the effect that ho hod talked with
"Hoffman" in tho latter's elegant rooms at
tho Crawford Houso at Windsor, and that the
man had admitted he was Cohnfeld, Mr,
Canfield further said that tho young woman
who attempted to negotiate the bonds was
one of Connfeld's daughters, who followed
him to Canada two weeks after his fight from
Mr. Lichtenheim, Mr. Silva, Mr. Taneu
baum and tho representatives of tho National
Park Dunk, tho creditors who jumped in so
quickly with attachments on the $3V,000
worth of bonds, were mado very mad to-day
by the news of tho return of tho bonds.
They aro amazed at the action of Super
intendents Police ISorgman, of Detroit, in
yielding up the bonds.
Mr. liluinenstiel, of Blumeustiel 4 Hlrsch,
said : " I can scarcely believe that the bonds
have really been given np. The attachments
wero duly made, and it is an outrage if our
rights have been ignored.
" It is nonsenso to talk of doubts as to
Cohnfeld being thoir owner. Tho descrip
tion of Hoffman tallied exactly with tho one
wo gave of Cohnfeld. His huigbt.wcight.coni.
plexion aud the color of his hair aud beurd
provod conclusively that he was tho man
who cheated our client, Mr. Liehtenbeim,
out of $120,000. Tboso bonds were worth
$50,000 at present market rates, and Mr.
Lichtenhoim would havo cdmo in for $30,000
of that amount.
" Tbe bonds wero in the United States nnd
wore under the Jurisdiction of our courts. If
we get official information that Dorgmon has
parted with them v o Bliull proceed against
" Wo boliovo, however, that tho deputy
sheriffs must have got some security that
they will be produced in Detroit to await tho
issue of our suit."
Cohufeld's promise to soon come back to
I Hew York, made in his Windsor interview,
ljuia hJa tardy claim (Jut hjj Mtato would, juj
100 conts on tho dollars, nro donied by the
peoplo bo owes monoy to here.
" He will never dnro to emtio back to New
York," said Mr. Lichtonheim to-day. " Ho
would rather bo in Canada than in the prison,
coll which awaits him hero."
THE AGREEMENT RENEWED.
Horse.Cnr Troubles In llrooklyn Amicably
Tho ngrecmont made for the present year
between tho Hrooklyn City Hallway Com
pany aud its employees Mas renewed for 1888
to-day on tho samo basis.
The Executive Hoard of District Assembly
No. 75, of tho Knights of Labor, headed by
Master Workman Magee and a representative
from each of the eleven lines of tho com
pany, mot President Lewis at his office, and
after i brief discussion of tho matter an
agreement was slgnod by ull concerned.
Souio complaints wcro mado by a few of the
representatives of tho various lines, but after
duo consideration they wore waived.
Tho Exocntivo Board will next call upon
Presideut "Deacon" Itichardson, and it is
likely that an arrangement llko that iu force
at preRcnt will he mado by tho Atlantlo Ave
nuo Company nnd tho employees' represent
otivos from its scvoral lines.
Under tho ngrcoincnt proposed by tho em
ployees each day's work is not to exceed ten
hours, iu neco'rdnnce witli tho law passod at
tho last session of tho Legislature.
There aro some complaints ngainst tho Dry
Dock and East Broadway, the Forty-second
and Grand Grand street Crosstown lines in
Now York.and it is likely that they will be set
tied by tho companies complying with the
Tho Exccutivo Board of No. 75 will on
deavor to make a yearly agreement with those
companies as soon as possible.
JERSEY CITY SHAKEN.
Four Persons Injured bj uu I'.xploslon Under
n Ou.m Company's Ofllcr.
Jcrsoy City was shaken by a terrible explo.
sion shortly nftor noon to-day.
Tho gas rising from ground mipregnoted
with naphtha under the oflico of the Jersey
City Gas Company, at Sixth and Henderson
street, became ignited by tbo office stove,
and tho explosion which followed blow the
office building to atoms.
Four persons woro injured. A twelvo-ycar-old
boy named Ityan, living in Hobokcnwus
musing at the time, carrying a dinner-pail to
lis father, a sheep-butcher at tho abattoir.
Tho heavy vails, which wero blown to tho
street, buried tho boy.
When ho was extricated his body was a
mass of wounds, from which he will dio.
Charles Machold, a lalorer, had both arms
broken and his body lnceruted.
Joseph Busby, age nineteen yeara.aclork
in tho oflico, who lives at Franklin, New Jer
sey, was badly cut about tbe head. Ho was
sent to his homo and tho others to the City
The Firo Department extinguished the
flames and saved the great storage tanks in
tho yard of tho works.
FLIGHT OP A BRDTAL FATHER. .
Cnnrlrs Blssncr Disappears After Ills Son's
Talo of Whippings.
Charles Eissnor, head waitor in the Hoff
man House, was put on trial in tho General
Sessions Court yestorday for assaulting his
Tho boy, n bright littlo fellow, told a piti
fnl talo of the brutality of his father. His
stepmother, ho said, was tho cause of all his
misory. She disliked him and used to tell
tho father lies about him.
Eissncr last bent the boy on tho night of
Nov. 30, when ho broko a cane over his back.
Tho caso was brought to tho notico of Presi
dent Gorry, of the Society for the Preveu
tion of Cruelty to Children, who took a
lively interest iu it Agent Wilson testified
that the boy's body 'was n mass of bruises.
Tho prosecution rostod last evening and a
postponement of tho caso was ordorod until
to-day. This nioruing it was found that the
defendant was absent. Having heard the
damaging testimony, ho decided that he had
His lawyer, ox-Assemblyman McClelland,
in whoso custody he hnd been placed was
very indignant and ut once began making in
quiries about tho man. Ho gained some
knowledge of Eissuer's probablo where,
abouts, nnd a bench warrant was issued by
It is hoped that tho man will be found by
to-night. He is uiid to have made all neces.
sary arrangements to sail for Germany.
HOLI TrUNlTY CHURCH DEMURS.
Heeklng a Dismissal ol the Suit Over tho
Importation of the llev. DIr. Warren.
Seaman Miller, counsel for tho Church of
the Holy Trinity, filed a demurrer to-day in
tho United States Circuit Court in the suit
brought to recover a fine for violation of the
Contract Lalor act. The violation was the
cngagemeut in England of the Itov. E, Wal.
pole VYarren as rector of the cbnrch.
In bis demurrer Mr. Miller bayB :
The declarations of the matter In the complaint
are cot sufficient to maintain an sctlon at law.
The defendant Is not bound by law to answer the
complaint. Tbe defendant ssks tbatthe plaintiff
bo barred from continuing tbe action.
Argument will be heard on the demurrer in
lirrnea nemoved to Hlnc Sins.
Joseph Byrnes, tbe convicted murderer of Timo
thy Wbalen, was taken to Sing Sing this morning
to serve his twenty ycrys' sentence. Deputy
Sheriffs John Cnrrau and Joseph Burke had charge
of htm, and tho following criminals as well:
Ocirgo llyan, sentenced for Ihrce
years for grand larceny; Joseph Smith
and Charles Smltb, same olfense, and
sentence; I'eter Murphy, malicious mlcblef,
three years and nine months, and Angust Ucbrara
wachter, crsnd Urcenj, two years and three
months. Byrnes was very blue and wonld say
notalng. If he behaves himself while In prison be
will get out In twelve years.
A Presentation to Firemen.
Tbe maehlno manufacturers of Liberty street,
between Broadway and Trinity place, will present
to Engine Company No. 6, of Cedar street, a clock
and baroinetcr,ln tueshspe of a miniature engine,
this aittrooen. After tho presentation, wblcu will
be nude b? Mr. II. O. H, Tar, of Worthlnton &
Co., the firemen and manufacturers will bare a
spread. The policemen wno have been on post In
Liberty street for the past year are Included.
" Our object In presenting this clock," said Mr.
C. E. Copeiand, of 84 Liberty street, ''is to show
oar appreciation of the men wJio guard our prop.
Mrs. flron-er Mill Alive.
Early this morning Mrs. Urower, who was nearly
killed at East Meadows, L. I. , reccmlr, was re
ported as being still alive, altsougi her measured
breathing was all there was to denote that life ex
lend In har wounded and mortifying body, Coro.
nercrouln, atrar Itockjway, has beon holding
himself In readiness for the nut twenty-four
booti ia ajunct ma auaunoM to begin aalniuwt,.
MAYOR HEWITT SCORES ONE.
nE GETS TOE LAU0H ON MR. GIDBENS,
HIS SimWAY ANTAGONIST.
The Tonne Commissioner Advised to Itnr
Unities for the Children on Ilandnll'e
lslnnd A Workmnn Tries to Ktrliia
Wires on mayor llrwltt'a Ilonse A Lit
tlo Merlons llimlnrs Is Transncted.
At n meeting of tho Hoard of Electrical
Control this afternoon voluminous corre
spondence between President Hess, of tho
Hoard, and EugonoT. Lynch, Presidont of
tho United States Illuminating Company ,was
Mr. Lynch roitorntos tho old complaint that
the subway has not been tested practically.
Tho substauco of tho reply of Presideut Hew
was that tho United States Illuminating Com
pany was fractious nud determined to hinder
tho commission and disobey tbo law.
Iu behalf of tho Subwuy Construction Com
pany, Edward Lauterbach asked if the com
mission construed tho contract as requiring
the company to mako tho connections at the
conduit with the consuming partii s' wires.
He cited the proposed ohnnges in the firo
alarm and tho police Mgnnl service.
Mr. Gibbens repliod : "If your company
takes the position that you should not make
tho connections tliat will fit the conduit for
use, we may take somo action in tho matter."
Mr. Lsutorbuch smiled, but wont on to ex.
plain that tho printed notices that workmen
were to pay no attention to tho orders of the
inspectors of conduit appointed by the
Commissioners was not posted witli tho
knowledge of the Hubwny Company, and ho
knew not by whom they were pohted. The
Mossrs. Vail had both denied any knowledge
of the iH)Hter.
A report showed that on tho poles in Third
avenue, between Fifth nnd Ono Hundred and
Thirtieth s reets, thero wero a number of
wires of different companies. Hupt.J. El.
llott Smith, of the Fire-Alarm system, asked
for a continuance of thoso polos until other
provision had been mado for his wires. This
Mayor Hewitt asked if thero was any rnlo
whereby companies could obtain the right to
string wires on housetops, nnd received an
swer thot they could do bo only ou consont
" I nsk," said Mr. Howitt, " becnuso a man
in nniform caino to my houso nnd told tho
servant that ho wus an officer and must go on
Tho Metropolitan Telephono Company has
removed 300 miles of wlro from Sixth avenue
and put it underground.
Tho Coinraittcu ou Poles reporiod that
many permits had beon granted for tho croc,
tion of lamp-posts for clectrio lighting, aud
Mayor Hewitt askod if permits to orect carry,
ing poles had also beon issued.
To a ronly from Mr. Gibbens in tho nega
tive, the Mayor rejoinod: "Then tho con
tracts for street lighting will be inoperative.
Many stroets nro in tho dnrk. Tho public
are crying for electric lights. Thoy should
Mr. Gibbens colored a littlo nnd said
severely : " Thoro nro twenty-threo miles of
nnlightcd streets. I wished to havo subways
put iu theso streets, but you opposed it."
" Well, but tho conduits wo havo built are
not in use," said Mayor Howitt. " We can't
get them used. Why should wo build
twenty-threo milos of other conduits bofore
we have mado what wo have moro than ex
periments." Mr. Gibbens said: "I am opposed nnd
shall always be opposed to tho erection of
Mr. Hewitt, coolly: "Meantlmo tho city is
crying for light and you are in the position
of depriving the city of tho light it wants. I
am glad you havo taken that off my shoul
ders." Mr. Gibbens blushed like a peony, but re.
sponded, half-heartedly: " I am glad if I
havo been ublo to relievo you. If there is
anything obso I can do for you, just mention
'" Yes, thero is," snid His Honor. " send
144 rattlos to tho children on Randall's
Island. Thoy nro crying for them."
.Everybody except Mr. Gibbens laughed
TWO BURGLARS COLLARED.
Tbey Esrnpod from l'lttsdeld Jail, bnt a
Telegram Overtook Tlieiu.
Last night Inspector Syrnea's detectivos,
on tho strength of a telegram received from
PitUfield, Mobs., arrested two burglars,
named Wilton and Lynch, who had escaped
front tho jail tbore. Wilton proved to bo
Frank McDonald, a notorious bank burglar.
Lynch was identified as a man who hat!
been connected with two highwoy robberies
in Yonkerb. Ho will be sent to Yonkers and
probably receive a forty-year sentence.
Wilton will bo turned over to tho author!
tics of Pittsficld.
Mr. Earle Eajolned In Bevernl Ways.
Upon the application of Alices. H. Davlea, ex
ecutrix of the estate of John W. Davles, Judge
Lawrence has granted an Injunction restraining
Eugene M, Earle, as receiver of the Crm of Itobert
N. Davles A Co., dealers In famishing
goods. In the suit of Emma Lewies Davis,
individually and ai executrix of John
it. Davits, r., and also as executrix
under tbe will of John W. Davles from farther
acting as receiver of the property or It. K. Davles
& Co., or of tne business tarried on by R. K. Davis
as surviving partntr of the firm, or from acting in
any other war ss receiver, and also restrantng
Emma U Davlea from proceeding lurther In ber
Hnd the Carpet to Accuse Them.
In tbe YorkvUle Police Court this morning,
Oeorgo Walker, twcnty.thrce years old, of lit
St conl atcnue, and John Kathula, twenty-two
years old, of 63 Market street, were held In $vw
ball each, to answer for stealing a roll of cart et
flftv-slx yards In length, and valufd at W, trnm
B, M. Cawperthwalt, of IDS Park ItoV. Policeman
bherldan found the accused with the carpet la
Tho House Adjourns to Jan. 4.
tSrZCUI. TO TOT WOU.D.I
Wi8niNaTON, Dec n. After the Introduction
of some unimportant business tj House passed
resolutions exprrsitng regret at tho death of Sir.
Alofiatt, of Mieiiigan, and providing for a Joint
eotnmlitce of ten to escort tbe remains of the do
co isrd to the place of nurlal. As a mark of respect
to the memorv of tbe deceased tbe House then ad
Juuined until Wednesday, Ian. 4.
Itlanied tbe Hallroad Company.
The New York Central and Hudson Hlver Ittll
road Company was held responsible to-day by a
Coroner's jury for the death of Watchman Thomas
Connelly, who was run over and killed In tho ooui
pjnj's yard at Slxty.flfth street aud Twelfth
avenue, on Sept. T. Tbe Jury believed that the
company showed negligence In not having uvnro
lights In the yard.
Ashore on Long Isluud.
IsrrciiL TO TUK WOSLU.J
Pokt JaTmisos', I. I., Deo it. -'1 he schooner
Wary Lymburuer, capt. Tlckett, of Hingor, Mo.,
with 215 tons of red ash coal comlgncd to C I.
and IL M. Itandall, la ashore near the breakwater.
She lies In an easy position. She will get off. IX Uu
win flow not chang.
TWO OOOI) SAXAltlTANH.
Ilrllrf that Hrvernl Dead Aro Knionibrd In
the Debris ol list Main's l'xploalon.
irrcuL to ttic wonm.l
"Rochester, Dec. 22. Tho streets in which
last night'H explosion occurred prosent a woo.
fttl spectacle to-day. Tho pavoments aro torn
up in ovory diroction and clouds of steam and
smoke are still rising from tho ruins.
Tho windows of neighboring buildings aro
shattered, while portions of brokeu walls nro
tilted to n dangerous anglo and momentarily
threatening n fall. Portions of tho ruins nro
still red-hot and tho firemen are playing
water upon them from every available point.
It is thought that they will bo sufficiently
cool by nightfall to permit a Bearch for tho
bodies of anv who may have perished in the
explosion, Tho Bearch will necessarily bo a
dangerous ono on account of tho shaky con
dition of tho walls. It is tho opinion of many
that tbore nro several bodies buried in the
FRIS0XER8 CHKERING TURKEY.
fibonts or Jubilation Which Startled the
OlUclals nt the Tombs.
Three hearty cheers startlod tho orison
officials in tho Tombs to-day. Tho chcors
woro taken up by tho Inmates of tho cells,
who thought that tho elation was duo to the
cscapo of ono or mbro prisoners.
Wardou Walsh, followed by Deputy War
den Fiulay and sovoral keepers, visited tho
seeno of tho jubilation under the "Hridge of
Sighs" in the prison yard with tho same idea
in mind. Then he learned that the object
that caused the choors was several barrels of
prime turkey, weighing about ulno hundred
pounds, which stood in full view of twenty
prisoners who had jnst been returned from
the General Sessions Court, and who at sight
of their prospective Christmas dinner gave
vent to their toolings in choers.
NO TENEMENTCIGAR3 WANTED.
The Workmen Havo Enjoyed Their Homes
llctter Without the Tobacco and flenches.
Tho International Union cigarmakers say
thoy will stoutly resist any attempt on tho
part of manufacturers to return to the old
It is said that tho hands formerly employed
in that manner aro generally opposed to hav
ing their small apartmonts turned into store
houses for tobacco aud into work rooms.
Tho old tenement. Iioubo workmen say that
thoy havo enjoyeu their homes better since
tbe tobacco and tho work-benches havo been
removed from them.
A general striko of all tho nnion hands in
this city and vicinity is likely to occur nftor
Jau.l if the bosses insist upon a return to the
Mrs. roller's New Managers.
In refcreuce to Mrs. James Drown Potter, It was
to-day stated, at tho office of Abbey, Scboeffel A
Orau, that she would certainly appear under their
management after the expiration of ber contract
with II. C. Miner, All that remained to be done
was tbe formal signing of tho contract.
The Counterfeit Drug Label Case,
The case of E, Merck, manufaeturlng chemist,
of Darmstadt and New York.agalnst Lebn k Fink,
wholesale druggists, of William street, for coun
terfeiting his label, culminated yesterday In the
Tombs Police Court, the accused being held for tbe
action of the Grand Jury.
Tammany' Camp.FIra To.Nlght.
A great turn out is expected at tbe meeting ar.
ranged by tbe Tammany Uall General Committee
to take idace In the Wigwam to-night. Boxes wll
be reserved for la lies, aud addresses will be made
by well-known Democrats, Including successful
candldatis at the recent election.
A Man I'or the Mrxlcan Mission.
fSPECUL TO THE WOULD. 1
Wasminotos, Dec Si, It Is rumored that the
Mexican Mltslon baa been offered to Col. Collar,
ol Nashville, editor of the Kaahvtllo .tmtrtaui.
Condensed Local News.
Collector Msgono to-day appointed Ilutth Mc
Oovern a fireman In the Custom liouso at a salary
of f "80 a year.
The telegraph oflico at 23J Grand street Into
wl.lcn Mm. Uuriiess.the woman who was drugged,
went on Wednesday afternoon, U not in tbe Occi
George Henry, Ihlrtr-flve years old, of 200 East
Ilounton street, was found slrk from exhaustion at
Thlrly-nrat street aud Second a onue this morulng,
and was sent to Helkvue Hospital.
Mrs. Deborah Diamond, a 1'olliti woman, of 183
Christie street, and Mrs. Hannah Johnaton.of Pas
saic, N. J., who were arrested yi-bterday on
charges of shop-ltf ting at ltidley's, wero held for
trial at tho Eoex Market Police Court this morn
ltepublla Lodge, No. 1M, Knights of Pythias,
havo elected tha following offlc ra for tbe ensuing
term: Win. J. Wrlgut, O.C.; Mlcnael Levy, V.c. ;
J. Oliver Kane, M. A. ; N. Scbreiver, 1. ; O. L.
Uchwenk, Jr , K. It. and S.; N. D. Naglesmlth,
M. K. : II. titlgle, V. 1". : Josenh etclner, llepre
seniative; Dr. n Marx, Med. K.
A sixteen-) ear-old tiiesacnger boy named Luke
Gatly, who Uvea at lis Molt street, wa,i charged to
day at the re. Market Court with larceny. Ho
analchoo a nlHcr watch and chain, worth fs. from
Charles Hcbwab, a watch-case maker, of 633 East
tilxib street, la Allen atiee U Slnt. And Tat
,JuU4 for trials
MR. MANNING'S LAST HOURS. '9
HIS DEATH MOMENTARILY EXPECTED At tfl
Conscious nnd Knrrounded br ITts Famllv-t 'S'B
He Itrcognl7C Ills llrnthrr, John II. XlI
Mnnnlnc Ilrlsht's Dlsrnse Is Ills Trouble. H9
but Illood l'olsonlng, Or. Una Hays) ''M
Is at the llottoui of It All.
HrrcuL to tuk wom.d.1 -''
Alpiky, N. Y Dec. 22. Ex.Secretnry of '4d
the Treasury Daniel Manning is gradually f
sinking. His death is momentarily expected, JM
At 1 o'clock this afternoon tho physician 7Jfl
said ho could lho but a few hours. 49
This morning ho was conscious and recog- 'M
nized and addressed his brother, John IJ. 'J9
Manning, who has just reachod Albany. His JH
family havo been constantly at his bedside) vm
kin co yesterday afternoon. 'U
His trouble is Bright's disease It was at '&J
tho bottom of his stroko in tho Treasury ,'fS
Department, and it is attributed by Dr. nun, 9
his physician, to blood-poisoning, Kuporiu.
dttced by tho bad sanitary condition of hist $9
oflico in tho department. &
The diagnosis of physicians at tho time of ,
the stroko showed Bright's disease, but tho fcjB
fact, for private reasons, was not made) ?
Sinco last Friday Mr. Manning has bees 9
confined to his bed nnd has known that death WM
was close to him. Ho bos boon without pain, 'VJM
and has borne tho knowlodgo of bis approach fflm
ing cud with cheerful Christian courago. , $U
Since Friday Dr. J. Livingston Itusi. paBtoi VH
of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, of whioh Mr. .
Manning has boon n membor for years, has ,ik1
been in constant attendance npon him, and 4'9
tli'o conversations havo Bhown that Mr. Man- ,fij
uing iu a tlovout spirit was fully prepared. i'jM
Last evening he foil into occasional spells Wm
of soml-uuconsciousncss. but on arousing .,
himself, as often showod that his mental fao- $M
nltlcs woro uudimmod. Sinco Tuesday his Afl
appotito has failed, and ho now takes only J9
It is believed that towards ovonlngho will Jl9
fall into o comatose state and quietly pas TtfM
' REPROYED HI QUEEN VICTORIA. $1
She U Irritated rtecauee Albert Edwardf "anl
Visited John I.. Hnlllvnn. &
SPECIAL C1DLE TO TIIE WOULD, Kfl
London, Dec. 22. Tho Liverpool Port ray. JffS
tho Queen has been greatly irritated by tho Wm
remarks called forth in tho no wspapors by tfB
tho tacit approval of pugilism shown by thcV M
Princo of Wales in his visit to Sullivan, and uffl
Her Majesty has exprosscd her annoyance in &j9
n letter sent to His Koyal Highness. 9
flulllvan Pnta Up Ills Money. Hfl
sraciALCAnLKTOTirawoRLD, , Mfl
London, Dec. 22. John L. Sullivan hs4' $H
deposited jCGOO at the oflico of the fiportermtyf vV
to bind cither Smith or Kilrain or both t -fm
fight him. '-"SB
Tloss nnd IJubrnr Matched. ""' $H
SriOIlL CABLE TO THX WORLD.! 4fil
London, Deo. 22. Boss nnd Ilnboar hnvd jv3B
been matchod to row for tho championship of 'MM
England and for 200 a side. Tho racowill JOB
toko placeon tho Thames Feb. 18. jM
Kllraln Agrees to a, Drair, f $
larECIAL CABLE TO TUB WOKLD.) ''jfifl
London, Deo. 22. Smith and Kilrain met l9
at the office of tho Sporting life this morning llH
and agreed to call the battle fought in Franco' 'H
a draw. 4ft9
NOTES GIVEN ON L0NQ TIME. !
Sir. Thomas Hrlnas a Grievous Chargdi WU
Against OIlss Toole. Sbbs
Cnrolino E. Toolo, a prepossessing-looking Hfl
young woman, is a prisoner in Brooklyn to- S
day on a charge of obtaining $700 from ono .SB
William P. Thomas by means of an advertiso-. M
ment in a New York paper last September, ' :,,JB
asking for a partner to go into tho hotel bnsls 'Z-JH
Mr. Thomas advanced this monoy to Miss iH
Toole under the understanding that sho JIS
would givo him hor notes for ninety days 'SiM
and six months respectively. VgH
MUs Toolo did give her notos, bat to Mr nH
Thomas's surprise they read for ninety' SH
months and sixty months. iH
Nllsson Hall'a I.ond Hands. vjM
People living near NUuon llall, In East Flfteentn 'H
street, complained at tho YorkvUle Court this l
morning that tbe nolle of drams and trumpets, was? U'sB
continued until a very late hour in that eatibUh- M
ment frequently, and prevented the neighbors ...."SI
rroin slceplug. M. lllmberg A Sons, the propria -&M
tors of thehalL, promised Justice Mnrray that the), ,M
nuisance should bo abated and the complaint ww' "H
Hhlp's Printer SlcCartou Dead. , nfl
isriciAL to Tni would.i "&H
Newport, IL I., Dec. ti J. J. UcCartos,' WM
ship's printer on the United States training shipl $
New Hampshire, dlod this morning from the effects Wm
of a fall received Uto last night. lie was found BM
insensible near the ship and died In a few hours,, U
TELEGRArUIO NEWS IN BRIEF. Jl
It Is rnmorod that Prince Ferdinand of Bolgarbt jH
baa abdicated. 'Wm
. Jem Carney, tha English pnglllit will sail for"' ffjfl
Europe to-duy on tbe steamship ravonla, tttmv 3&M
Boston. j lEfl
Fleishman & Cot i dry-goods establishment anof $QM
Yeagers It Co. 'a toy store, in Pltisourg, were de- wlm
itrojej by nro this morning. The losawUl bo $a
over $100,000. faM
The freight steamer San Vlncente took lira TuosJ fflM
day night on pigeon Point, about forty miles south mm
of Ban Frunciacu, and burned to the water's edge &sS
It Is thought that eleven men lost their Uvea, 3fM
The tank of thotPottsvllle (Pa.) Qas Company,' jfl
containing so, 000 cubic fret of gus, collapsed yes MBM
lerday evening, leaving the city in darkness. The) y&M
loss to the gas company la estimated at $1C,000. S5M
Mrs. Jennie Walker, of ODtarto, N. Y., has sued jgH
Daniel Kiman for 12,000 for kissing her. The) ?
plaintiff claims that ahe was thrown Into nervous JS
prostration by the act, and was physically lac. ,M
pacKated for several weeks. MiM
In a match game of straight-rail billiards, with 3j
Harry Eamea at llouon Nst night. Harry Mc- $
K nn.t m.ide un uncompleted run of,4T. Tha JHal
run will bo continued to-night. The best previous jaW
record was 1,531, made by Vignanx. ySM
That Milliard U Nearly Dae. J3fl
PJJt'WUmS! "'tA WAJsniMOTOx, Dee.-f
&SCpki ndfoaftonbrtAefuenrsM H
WJmWPyi bur hour$ corhmencinf ?!
B7r !?? f Jj at 8 P. if. BXtout W tfl
ll'iJ'lSiVu Co,lnt(!,tcut ana Hasten fiB
aWP' TYy! Vet" rrJt' COt?er falff 'Hsfl
Wfr w ifflM2W lCfather """ tsre imrnt