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m 2 THE WORLD : THURSDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 22, 1887. I
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M A KEBPOHBE TO THE ME8BA0B.
The pretense of threo or four narrow-Range
EB! Republican Senators that they are to con-
W oernod about the dangerous Treasury gur-
MK ' pins as to be unwilling to take a holiday re.
Sji cess, is the greatest exhibition of pure " gall "
KB lately seen in the Senate.
BBjfr Throughout four successive sessions of
pw- (Congress the Bepublican members havo
stood solidly against oven giving considera-
' tlon to the subject of tax rednotion. During
!;', all this time they hare introduced, pushed
J And roted for tho most reckless approprin-
- tions, with the avowed purpose of spending
St' .Hho surplus.
. Their sudden awakonlng to the demand of
Mi Ihe people for relief shows that the FresU
af? font's Messago has had its designed effect.
m PABTY FLATroilMS. ,
jX " 'What aro platforms for ?" asks an in-
iqS. genuous morning contemporary.
"ST According to the old Whig relics, who call
RJK ' themselves " Protectionist Democrats," plat-
$Ki forms aro mado to catch voters with, and then
9w io be broken.
:K President Cleveland's idea is that plat
S forms aro made to express a party's princi-
?j3 i pies and outlino its polioy, and should bo
pfc honestly carriod out whon tho party obtains
M, VIETUE8, HOT FAULT!
Bt At the working-women's meeting last night
tjr one speaker, objecting to tho remission of
gff fees to any momber of the proposed union,
3j .eaid " women are so proud and sonsitivo It's
$J ihoir great fault."
U1k We beg tho fair orator's pardon, but the
l pride and sensitiveness of womankind aro
U ' sot faults at all. They aro among her groat-
f0r lst virtues. They aro needod to offset tho
$ Jack of pride and tho callousness which
fp rosaio and humdrum lives dovelop in so
Iv '.many men.
&'. It is because of the working-women's par-
5jL donable pride and her sensitivenoss to unjust
5' treatment that they aro endeavoring to or-
y, ganize for their own protection. If thoir
H employers and masculine co.laborers had
lib ' more of these qualities, the scales of Justico
K ."would balance more ovcnly.
& The morning news of tho brutal ond scan-
m dalons conduct of another English Duke, in
rfi keeping his mistress at his bedside during an
fit'; alarming illness, to the exclusion of his fam.
f Uy, and finally going off with the woman for
re a long cruising debauch on his yaoht, shows
B, ' up " the nobility " in colors that can hardly
SVl prove attractive to its worshippers in this
PM"'r The assumption of superiority by the oris.
'; tocraoy of England cannot much longor
o; withstand tho demonstrated incapacity to
E ' govern wisely ond justly, and tho repeated
Sv disclosures of unspeakable moral rottenness
IF that have come in the last few years.
W Tho tltlod yonng nincompoops are rotten
ft, .beforo they are ripe, ond the titled old duf.
M( ten rot after they ripen.
m, IQia OEOWLEY'8 EABD LOT,
ac There never was a moro pitiable case of tho
jfff wifo suffering for tho husband's misdeeds
& than that of Mrs. Ocowixr. While Obowi.ex
F ' himself is growing fat in Sing Sing, she and
irc, the little ones are continually struggling
E, with the wolf at tho 'door.
JaT; Mrs. Obowlet should at least be assisted
fti to a oomfortable solf.maintenance. This is a
HR good season for good works. Tne Wobl
'US. will gladly again xccelvo contributions for
e'. lier relief.
M "THE LADIES' WIHDOW."
f v Tho wave of reform, which out in Kansas
ffi,, has already engulfed chewing gum and slang,
g and which over in Now Jersey threatens to
4r undermine the supremacy of bongs and
'j? bustles, is now eddying about that popular
Institution of the Now York PosUOfflco
Vte. known as the " Ladies' Window."
Ky It Is urged against this " window " chiefly
nt' that It affords romantio young misses an
VM opportunlt7 to car on clandestine oorre.
B.i spoBdesce, Shades of Juliet I dothelcon-
R.!-,.. 'elftU(Bpioie that the abolishment W
If, - i
Hv. uftit ju
the general delivery department of the Post
Office would provent the writing and receiv
ing of a tabooed billet-doux ? In suoh caso,
Love, though generally supposed to have a
hilarious contempt for locksmiths, could find
even moro socrccy in a P. O. lock box of his
Hut It would not bo amiss to reform tho
name. Call it tho "Women's Window."
There' enough stylo about that for anybody.
DON'T HEOLEOT THE HIHTH,
The Ninth Regiment boys vory naturally
object to drilling in an old shell, condemned
for three years by the Building Department,
with temperature at freezing point and with
the air vitiated by fumes from the stable
New York's militia deserves better treatment
than this. If it is deoided that tho Ninth
must wait two years for its new armory, tho
regiment should bo immediately supplied
with a better temporary drilling hall.
Don't neglect our soldier boys.
Socretary FiinoniLD has done the fair
thing in giving tho Treasury Department
and Custom-IIouse employees a holiday on
the day after Christmas and New Year's. It
would be awfully mean in Uncle Sam to de
prive his servants of on opportunity to get
somo merriment out of tho holidays. Now
let the other departments do likewise.
What's all this bosh about American an
cestry ? Thero is certainly a good deal moro
style about coming over in a Gunarder than
in those leaky old paokots, whoso pumps
were going half the time to keep them afloat.
" Chestnuts 1" The talk about reporting
the Appropriation Bills " early in tho ses
sion." But it ought to bo done.
Swunnms "lampooning Guldstoite"
suggests tho ambitious attompt of a pismire
to worry a mastiff.
Young Prince William needs to be pro
tected against tho hankoringof children for
According to Mayor Hewitt, tho "Vans'
aro in tho roar.
The Habmsoh boom in Indiana "died
BILL NIB AB A 80CIETI BUD.
11 la airing Ont Invitations Already for (be
Nest ratrlarcbe' Ball.
Mr. William Xy:
Sir: Could joa tell me who I should see la order
to get tickets far the next rstrlareas' Ball In Hew
York City ? My wife and I read an account of the
sit one In Tin World, and there were so many
nice peoplo there that we want to so to the next
one It the tickets are not too high. Incloied And
stamped envelope for reply. Yours respect. ,
BTLVISTIB r. AVIS.
Long Island City, Deo. si.
Yoa certainly would And a nice class of people at
the Patriarchs' Balls, Hjlveiter, and I will seo
whit I can do abont netting tickets for yon. I
would like to oik jon, however, If either you or
your wife ever attracted any attention as a dibu
tanto 7 Because If yon have. It would help you. A
debutante In New York Is going to attraot more
attention this season thin a parlor humorist. If I
had mypife to live over again I wonld do nothing
elie. It Is a mad, Joyous life, nnder tno brilliant
chandelier, sniffing the odor of Nlphetos, Bonnett,
Mcrmet and Marshall CNcll roses, flitting from
flower to flower, eatmg frosted cake and dibutting.
We wonld be pleased to see you at any of theso
balls, I aasnre yon. Yours truly, BILL Ntb.
A bnreau of Journalism has been establshed at
Johns Hopkins University and Is now nnder full
A Joint stook company composed entirely of
women, has been Incorporated In Stockton, C'al. ,
for the purpose of dealing In real estate.
Donna Juana Farraga v. de Fuenzallda has Just
died In Ilsncagna, Chill, at the sge of ISO years.
Shoflived to see her great-great-great-gTandchU-dren.
The City of Vezleo levies a tax on bull-flghU of
is per cent, of the gross receipts, and thus far this
season the city treasury has been enriched $40,000
from this source.
Besvers are fonnd In considerable numbers on
Itocky Crock and other small streams near Macon.
Ga., and local trappers are making snug sums by
cspturlng them. An average skin brings 12. so In
Homer J. Norton, a clerk tn the Tax Collector's
office In San Kranclico, died last week of conges
tion of the lungs, cauied, so the Coroner's verdict
declared, by excessive cigarette smoking. lie was
twenty.three years old.
A Parts ragpicker who had been sentenced to
one month's Imprisonment for vagabondage, turned
towards his counsel and contemptuously called him
a "cow." l'or this little exhibition of temper he
was given an extra term or two years.
Near Mocksville, N. C., there Is a haunted church
In which shrieks and groans of spirits evidently In
distress are heard at all hours of tho night. Many
of tho church members have attempted to investl.
gate the phenomena, but thus far without success.
Mr. James lump's little son of Ilonpvllle, Ga.,
bad been deaf for several years, and a nhyslclan
who treated blm was uuablo to afford relief. Tne
other day, while Mrs. Roup was washing the boy's
face, she pulled out from his ear a blade of straw
two Inches long. Bis, deafness has since dissp
peared. Hill Foster, a negro living at Salem, N. a, was
bitten by a mad dog a few days ago and a friend
applied a madatone to the wound. The stone stuck
to the wound for tbroe days, and when It Anally
dropped ofT It was found to be Ailed with faint
streaks of greet), which Indicated tho course of the
polaon. Foster has felt no further Inconvenience
from the blto.
A Chicago clolhlng manufacturer says that he Is
obliged to pay particular attention to tho hip
pockets which be puts In trousers destined for Ihe
Western trade. 11 s Kansas and Iowa customers
demand u pocket capable of holding a quart flask,
but for the far West trade the pocket Is made deep
and narrow, with an unusually strong lining, so
that a pistol will At snugly in It.
A Are In the schoolhouso of tho Sisters of Mercy
at San Francisco recently destroyed a rare piece of
Gobelin tapeitry which had been presented to tho
Sisters by tho late Fatner Gallagher. It repre
sented the Saviour as he appeared to the disciples
after the resurrection and originally adorned the
walls of the chapel of Queen Marie Antoinette. Its
Intrlnslo value was placed at $3,000.
"Why, how Is this, Mr. Beau I hear you've
got the nerve to go around telling people that you're
doing a better business then you ever did before;
and yet yoa know yoa haven't paid no a oent of
rent in the past six months."
' Well, I think that's doing pretty well. Ton're
the first man I've struok who'd let me get Into him
more than three weeks. That's the reason I'm
making snob, a long stay with you.
ONE MORE ARREST TO COME.
THB NEXT BTEP TO BR TAKEN IN THE
MBLIO 6T0RE8 ROBBERY CASE.
Treaenrr Arnte Looking1 for the Clerk In
the C'uitom-llome Who Helped Inspector
IlrrnrVe Prisoners to Stent the HllU-Sns.
plrlon Narrowed to Unit a Dozen Men
Taken to Court To.Dny nnd Itemanded.
Colloctor Magone has not yet entorod com
plaint against the silk thloves, Andy Boberts,
Michael O'llrion and Oeorgo Williams, who
were caught by Inspeotor Byrnes.
Last night tho three men occupied cells at
Polico lleadquartors, and o moro dishenrt
enod trio than thoy wore this morning it
would bo hard to find.
Dosnlto tho efforts mado to ascertain tho
Custom-IIouso olork who ia supposed to have
been in collusion with tho thiovos, tho de
fectives aro as much in tho dark now as over.
Inspector Byrnes scouts tho idea that there
was suoh collusion, or ho appears to, at
least. Ho knows nothing about it, ha says,
and apparently doesn't beliovo that thero was
a fourth man in tho Custom-IIouse impli
cated. Early this morning Oen. Foster, Assistant
United States District-Attorney, despatched
two trusty United States officers to the Custom-House
to confer with the Colloctor.
Their discussion was privato and consumed
tho bcBt part of an hour. From all that can
bo lcarnod it was decidod not to make any
complaint yet, but to wait further dovelop
monts. Clorks in the Appraiser's ofllco were sum
moned to Inspeotor Byrnes's ofllco this morn
ing, to identify the goods if possible
When this is done and tho accompanying
details of that investigation aro completed, it
is likely that Collector Magono will mako tho
Assistant United Btatcs Distrlct-Attornoy
O'Connor was summoned to tho Inspector's
ofllco about 11 o'clock and a conforenco was
had as to tho best method of procoduro.
Tho question has alrcndy boen rained
whothor tho case will bo tried in tho United
Ktatos or in a State court, but Gon. Foster
thinks tho act of forgery of tho ordors was in
this caso n crimo ngninst tho Fodoral laws
and that tho caso must bo tried in a United
Manrico Holalmn, Chiof of tho Treasury
spocial agents at tho Custom-IIouso, said to a
roportor of Tnx World this morning:
" The arrest of the outsido parties, who
actually carriod out tho robbery at tho Publio
Stores, is only tho first step in the proceed,
ings which will throw light on tho wholo
"It is more evident than over since tho
arrests mado by Inspoctor Byrnes, thnt the
plnns of the forger Andy Iloberts and his ac
complice, O'liricn, could not havo been car
riod out without assistance from tho inside.
" We have now narrowed down tho bus.
pected purtios to half a dozen individuals,
who aro Doing kopt under the most rigid sur
veillance. Tho guilty parties are certain to
bo captured in the end, but I can give no
names at present, for it might bo casting an
unjust suspicion upon innocent persons,
I think you can wifely count, however,
on all tho facts coming out within two or
The tltroo prisoners woro tnkon beforo
United Statos Commissioner Shiolds shortly
At tho suggestion of United States District-Attorney
O'Connell, the United States
authorities loft the men in the custody of tho
State oflloinls, and for tho present v ill not
touch tho caRo.
Tho prlsonors remained in Commissioner
Shields's ofllco about ton minutes and then
were taken book to Inspoctor Byrnes's ofllco.
This afternoon thoy will be taken bofore a
polico magistrate, who will remand thorn
The prisoners seemed unconcerned when
tnkon beforo tho Commissioner and eagerly
rend tho accounts of their arrest whilo thoir
caso was boing disousscd.
MKS. BOKOESB'B SI RANGE STORT.
An Investigation by the Police to Learn If
Nhe Wiu Drugged and ltobbed.
Inspector Williams has begun an investiga
tion to learn the truo inwarduoBS of the allegod
drugging and robbery of Mis. Mamio Bur
goss, of 17S Franklin stroot, Orecnpoint.
The Mulborry streot precinct roturnsmeroly
mention tho fact that Mrs. Burgess was tnkon
ill in a telegraph ofllco on Orand street, near
tho Bowery, ond wns sent to St. Vincent's
Hospital in an ambulance. The physioiuu in
clmrco at that inhtitutiou deolnros that Mrs.
Burgess was suffering from tho effocts of a
drug, not from oxcokhivo use of liquor.
Tho loc-nl polico regard it as singular that
thn womnn was bnrohendod when sho nutored
tho tolegraph office, claiming thathor i$15 hat
ns well as her pockctbook had beon stolon
by tho " unknown man," to whom sho Mas
introduced on Tuesday evening by n lady,
nnd whoKO nnuio sho could not romembor.
Tho polico theory is that a prudont married
woman docs not -isit robtnurnnts and drink
bcor with strangers, and granting thnt her
pookotbook may hnvo boon stolon, thoy aro
at n loss to account for tho theft of a bonnet.
Inspector Williams proposes to have tho
mutter thoroughly invostignted, and sent for
Capt. Moakitn, to whom ho cavo instructions
to trace tho antecedents of Sirs. Burgess and
try and verify her story. Tho fact that Mrs.
Burgess stayed all night in tho tolegraph ofllco
will also bo investigated.
Merely a Friendly Demonstration.
Daniel Hill, of 163 East Forty-second street,
went to Jersey City yesterday afternoon to call
upon his two nephews, William and Patrick Llllls,
who keep a ealoon at tho corner of Henderson ami
Eighteenth streets. A few minutes later UlU was
Picked up for dead and carried to the First l'reclnct
Btallon-Houac. Ills relations had knocked him
down and beaten him Into Insensibility,
At Police Headquarters In Jersey City this morn
ing mil, whose features were hardly discernible
through the cuts ami blood, said that he did not
want to be hard on tho boys, as It was "a bit of a
friendly affair. " 1 he Liaises were held for trial.
Written on the lintel Ilxglstera.
William M. Scott, of JSngland, reached the noff
man Houie to-day.
Assemblyman Tremont Cole, of Walklns, Is
at tne Filth Avenue.
Congress'nnn Leopold Morse, of Boston, Is a
guest of the Wltldior.
Capt. Beaumont, of Her Majesty's Service tn
India, Is at tbf lireoort.
Benjamin Flagler, of the Standard Oil Company,
Is registered at the Glliey.
Cap, and Mrs. Thomas Tost, of Albany, are
staying at the Sturtoaut,
The St. Jame shelters J. n. Savllle.of Washing,
toa, and ex. Congressman Milton Sayler.
Oen. and Mrs. Bend are at the Grand, Gen.
Benit is Chief of Ordnance at Washington.
Tho VlctorU received to-day another brief visit
from Congressman Win. Bourke Cockrau and Mrs.
J. C Banrrnft Davis, of Washington, ox. Min
ister to Germany, and Mrs, Davis have registered
at tho llrevoort.
A large parly of West Point Cadets aro to reach
town to-morrow and will make Ihe Slurtevant their
Ex-Senator John It. Doollttle, of MMsconaln, and
Gov. P. C. Lounsbury, ot Connecticut, are recent
arrivals at the Murry Hill Hotel.
Chester TJolcombe, ex.Secretary of Legation at
Pckln, and Col. S. J. Tilden, of New Lebanon, are
among thoso recently registered on tne Windsor's
Col. Frank A. Dillon, of Chicago, and Charles
E. Cole, General Eastern Freight Agent ot the
Pennsylvania ltallroad, are staying at the St,
Among the prominent people at the GUser are
ex-Mayor Chaa. A. Otis, of Cleveland- Capt. 8. J.
Koe, of the steamer " Drew," and Cor, F, w,
Mann, ot Troy, Mann Is on the staff ot Gen. Jos,
"GREEN GOODS" IN JERSEY 01TL
An Alleged Operator Caught After Eluding
the Police for 8everal Days.
George D. Peters, nlins Haight, an allegod
green. goods man, was arrested in Jersey City
last night mid looked up in tho First Pro
duct Station-Uouso until this morning, whon
he was turned ovor to United States Commis
sioner Muirhead, by whom he was held for
Peters has been operating, it is suspocted,
for sovoral days, having his lottcrs addrosscd
to a store in thouppor part of tho city, but as
ho know all tho members of the polico forco,
ho mnuaged to oludo them successfully.
I,uBt ocning Policemnn Bcardon saw
Fetors noar tho ferry in company witli a New
York crook, and arrested him. In his pock
ets woro found sovernl slips of paper bearing
addresses, principally of Western and
Southern people, a duplicate list of which
wns found latnr in the store at which ho ro
ceived his mail.
Ho had also sovernl newspaper clippings
descriptlvo of thn operations of the saw
dust swindlers. Tho lato mail brought a
letter from Springfield, Vn.
BEAUTIFYING A POLICE COURT.
Extensive Alterations In the Gloomy Old
lloom tn the Tombs.
Those who remember the low-oelllnged
Court-room of tho Tombs as it appeared six
months ago would hardly rocognizo tho old
place this morning. Extensive alterations
havo boen made in tho interval, and business
was resumed thero for tho first time today.
A surprising chango has been effocted in
tho old chambor of justice. Instead of boing
tho darkest and worst ventilated court-room
in the city, it has bocomo tho lightest and
Tho ceiling has been ralsod ton feot by the
removal of tho " ton-day " colls under tho
roof, and an amplo air-shaft, culminating in
a glass dome, rises in tho centre.
Tho room has been repainted, the floor re
laid and the unsightly old benches havo beon
replaced by comfortablo seats. A now heat
ing apparatus has been put in, and the floor
ing of tho judgo's bench nowly carpotod.
Sergt. Beluisch and the men of his com
mand are proud of thoir now quarters, and
havo nnnouncod a firm dotcrmination to keep
tho lawyers nnd roporters within thoir pro
MRS. EBSLINOER'S SUCCESSOR,
The Emigration Commissioner Mnr "Cock
Horns Over Her Appointment.
Tho Commissioners of Emigration will
hold a meeting noxt Thursday, when tho
question of appointing a matron in placo of
Mrs. Bsslingor, who died recently, will bo
Tho injustice of promoting any one over
Mrs. Struokland, who has faithfully per
formed the duties of assistant for moro than
three years, has been recognized, and it is
not thought probnblo that tho woman who
was recently appointed will get the position.
Sho will bo appointed as assistant to Mrs,
If it is attempted by nny of tho Commis.
(doners to appoint Mrs. Woiman over Mrs.
Struckland, a livelv time may be expoctod.
Commissioner Stephenson has pledged him
self to take up the fight for Mrs. Struckland,
and will with all his impetuosity fight for his
choice As tho controversy has been mado
publio, tho antagonistic Commissioners may
settlo thoir difficulties before the Board
meets, and decido not to havo a publio ora
CHARLES LALRDS PECULIARITIES.
A Passion for Burning Clothing and Ahlftlag
the Furniture About.
Charles Laird has boon living with his mar
ried daughter, Mrs. Louisa Engle, at No. 83
Becontly ho developed several peculiari
ties, ono of them being to collect all tho
Ioobo clothing ho could lny his hands on, put
it in tho stovo ond wotoh it burn. Anothor
wns to constantly chango tho position of tho
furniture in tho rooms.
He would oven got up in tho middlo of tho
night nnd move ovory articlo to somo new
part of tho houso.
LnBt night ho was arrested as a lunatic, and
Mrs. Engle appeared against him. At tho
Jofferson Market Polico Court this morning,
ho wns sent to Bollevuo Hospital for examination.
UNEASY ABOUT THE RAFT.
Shipowners Fear Thnt It Will Wreck Some
of Their Vessels.
The big timber rnft now floating about the
Atlantio a monnce to navigators has not as
yet boen oightod sinco it was lost by tho Mi
randa last Saturday. A largo numbor of
steamers nnd coasting vessels arrived this
morning, but none of thorn Bnw tho floating
Tho officials at the Maritime Exchange aro
anxiously awaiting somo information of tho
raft, and ninny inquiries are mado of them by
various shipping men having vessels upon
tho Atlantic, who will enrry moro contented
minds when tho drifting monstor is found
und hauled out of tho track of vessels.
Tho searching pnrties sent out by the
Go eminent hnvo been out too short ntime
to haii o seen anything of tho rnft. They will
steam directly for tho spot where tho Mirnndn
lost tho rnft, thonce taking a zigzag course in
The prevalent opinion among seamen is
that tho lumber is too bulky to have floated
any distnnco during tho threo days in which
it has boon adrift.
Had the Watch In Ills Pocket.
Joseph Eagan, nge eighteen years, of 831 East
Ono Hundred and Fourth street, and Joseph Mar
ray, age sixteen years, of SM Esst One Hundred
and Fourth street, were arraigned In the lUrlera
Police Court this morning for stealing a watch
from the perion of Jonn Mnrphy, ot 812 East
Elghty-secoud street, while Murphy wss drunk laat
night. Murray proved his lnnoicnce and was dis
charged. Eagsu, however, bad the watch In hit
possession when arrested. Justice White held him
in $1,000 ball for trial.
Westchester Ilurglare Indicted.
Mason snd Morrell, the burglars who robbed
Bank President Bradley's house In Dobb's Ferry
early on Sunday morning last, have been Indicted
by the Westcheiter Urand Jury. The prisoners
will be tried at tne next county Court of Sessions.
Both hmo been Identified as expert cracksmen.
Mason is anud In Massachusetts for a bank burg
lary commuted there.
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Sjiupatlilzlng With the Patriots.
A meeting of Irish sympathizers was held In St.
Michael's Institute, Jersey City, last night. Mayor
Cleveland presided. Speeches were made by ex
Gov, Abbctt, Moors, lie Conditio and others.
Kesolullons were adopted condemning the Eng
lish Tory Government nod sympathizing with the
Irish patriots. Tno Davltt lilacs attended In tall
Tired of Keeping a Lodglng-House.
The police ot tho Twenty-seventh ITeclnct grew
weary of having regular lodgers stay at the station
house every night, and accorulnslr arraigned eigh
teen of them at the Harlem Polico Court tnls morn
ing. Three of the number were discharged aod
the others were sent to then Island tor three
Mount Ternon Considering Promotion.
The Citizens' Association of Mount Vernon, of
which Charles H. Wilson Is President, will hold a
special meeting on Jan. 7 to discuss the question of
applying for a city charter for Mount Vernon,
which is at present an Incorporated village with a
population of about 18,000.
Christmas Hog-Gnesstog Matches.
There are to be several old-fashioned hog.guess
lng mostlngs at White Plains. Mount Vernon and
other places In Westchester County on CttrUtwsa
BARRICADED IN A PARLOR.
REMARKABLE ATTEMPT AT EVICTION IN
The Family of Daniel Johnson Delng Driven
From the House They Hare Occupied
For Thirty Vears The Chimney Choked
Ho that No Fire Could lie Itullt-Hlx Per
sons Huddled Together.ln One lloom,
(srxciAL to Tne world. I
NKwnuBTTonT, Mass.,, Doo. 22. Tho peoplo
of the South End aro deeply oxcltcd over tho
attemptod eviction of tho family of Daniel
Johnson from premises on Marlboro street
occupied by them for thirty years.
The Johnsons have occupied the premises
rent froo during this time, by reason of a
son boing heir-at-law at thodeccaso of tho
It seems that a short time ago Miss Abble
A. Smith, a relative of the Johnsons by
intormarriago, claimed to havo purchased
tho life-interest of tho owner, nnd since then
has triod in various ways to oust the John
sous. Tho matter culminated on Monday,
when Qeorge Jenkins, of Lynn, who claims
to hnvo leasod the promises, put in nn appear
ance and demanded that the Johnsons should
move out immediately.
The head of tho family, Daniol Johnson,
boing ill, and a dnughter also being confined
to a bod, thoy rcfusodto movo.
Jenkins and two assistants proccded to put
tho household goods into the streot. Tho
family were forced from room to room, until
they finally reached tho parlor, where tho
sick girl was, nnd tho doors of this thoy bar
ricaded ns best thoy could.
Finding they could not bo evicted, Jenkins
placed his assistants in a room overhead,
whore thoy romaiuod, thoir food boing sent
them from Miss Smith.
Tho Johnsons, six in numbor, huddled in
tho parlor Monday night, kooping warm by
means of a smallkeroscne stove. Tuesday
thn neighbors furnished them fuol, but when
they started tho flro it was found that tho
chimney had been choked by covering tho
top with a door.
Tho Board of Engineors have ordered this
reraovod forthwith, and will remove the cov
ering on their own responsibility if tho keep
ers fail to do so.
Mcnnwhilo tho Johnsons are ensconced in
tho parlor behind barricaded doors, and thoir
meals are passed in to them by noighbors.
Tho outcomo of tho affair in awaited with
DOGS MUST BE REGISTERED.
Their Pedigree Must be Known Before They
Enter a Dench Mhow.
All the konnel clubs of any importance in
tho country belong to tho American Kennel
Club Association. This club has latoly caused
something of a ripple in dog circles by fol
lowing tho example of the English Kennel
Club in making tho registration of dogs com
pulsory. This registry is the official record of all
dogs entered At bench shows, or ot all
The American Kennel Club has conducted
this registry for a year, with tho result that
somo 2,000 dogs'are on its rolls. Tho fact of
making it compulsory will have the effect of
olovating all tho bench shows of the country
to a highor plane of excellence. Tho regis
tration fee is only 60 cents.
A paper in town has published an " Amer
ican Konnel Registry," edited by James Wat
son. This is a privato speculation, and tho
compulsory registration of dogs in tho Amer
ican Kennol Club Association will hurt it
financially. So tho Watson interest antago.
Tho New England Kennel Club and the
New Haven Kennel Club have rosigned from
tho Association. Tho former will probably
recall its resignation, as the Fox Terrier Club
and tho Collie Club will not havo their
stakes decided at the Boston bench show
otherwise, since any prizes that they might
win would not bo bo recognized by the asso
ciation of tho American Konnel Club.
As tho Colllo Clubontemplatesapri70 of
$500, open to all, it would bo a great card for
tho Boston Bhqw and would attract many en
tries. It is tho largest prizo yet offered for
Tho Watson interest antagonizes this
movement of tho American Kennel Club,
and some of tho clubs have thought that tho
ruling might affect their shows in which
many enter dogs which havo not beon regis
tered. The rule goos into effect tho 1st of Janu
ary, and tho Westminster Kennol Club's show
in February will holn to show any possible re
sults, good or bad, from tho now rulo.
MUSICIAN8 TO MAKE A PROTEST.
They Object to Competition from Men In the
Tho encroachmonts of military and naval
bands on tho rights of civil musicians formed
tho subject of a report from a special com.
mitteo to tho Board of Directors of tho
Musical Mutual Protective Union at a meet
It w ns sho wn that tho Government bands
at tho Brooklyn Navy-Yard, Fort Hamilton,
West Point, David's Island, Annapolis
nnd Nowport aro in tho habit of per
forming outsido of those plnces when
over they can obtain engagements, and for
rntos fnr below those which tho union mu
sicians enn afford to play, whilo tho army and
navy inuBiciuns also roccive pay from tho
Tho Board docidod to bring the matter
prominently beforo tho proper authorities.
Tho union's delegate to tho coming Conven
tion of tho National League of Musicians will
aho present it before thnt body.
Treated His Water Shabbily.
Mrs. Ann Brady, of 1H Cnarlton street, appeared
tn the Jefferson Market Police Court this morning
against her brother, Thomas Miles, twenty-six
years of age, who refuses to work at his trade of
narness-maker and who has been living on her.
He also abuied her and stole her pocketbook and
keys of her room. After spending all her money
In liquor he returned her empty pockctbook, but
kept her keys.
bhe obtained a warrant for his arrest Court Of
ficer Bowes went last night to get him, and found
him In a liquor saloon in West Houston street. Miles
reatstcd arrest. Ho had to he knocked down be
fore ho would submit. In the Jefferson Market
Police Court this morning he was held In 11,000 for
his good behavior.
Ilent Ills Wife nnd Daughter.
Andreus Hannah, age flfty.nlne years, was ar
rested last night on complaint of his wife, Sarah,
for being drunk and abusive. Hannah has recently
been In the habit of beating his wife and his grown
daughter whenever he goes home Intoxicated.
They could not stand It any longer, and called
Policeman Hook Into 2M Wet Thlrty-secona street
to tske htm out. This morning Justice Patterson
held blm In two ball lor ssault.
Cnuie to Clnlm Ills Fnther's llody.
Ssmuel Johnson, of Wapplner's Fslla, arrived
here to-day In answer to a telegram sent by tho
proprietor of Sweeney's Hotel, and claimed the
body of Alexander Johnton, 'his father, who fell
dead from heart disease In front of 31 Weat Fourth
street yesterday. Old Mr. Johnson was sixty years
old, lived st 272 Main street, Poughkeetsle, and
was travelling salesman for a tobacco manufac
Brooklyn News nt n Olance.
Some unknown thief entered the looms of Abra
nam McDowell, at si Sands street, last evening and
stole clothing valued at 125.
Miss Msry Jevey ti Its poorer to-day than she
was yesterday, a thief having relieved her yeater
dsyof that amount of money,
Louis Canlano. John Plokelt, WUltam Christens o
and Hugh Langdon were arrested yeaterday after
noon as they were walking along Eighth avenue
with Ore caga ot lead pipe, weighing soo pounds,
which they had stolen from some new building in
BEATEN BY BILLY FOLORY.
Policeman Barre Accused of Clubbing a nack.
man for Asking for McGlory's Arrest.
Billy McGlory, tho notorious divo-kooper,
has como boforo tho publio again in an unen
Ho assaulted Fred Meyers, n hack-drlvor,
at midnight in tho presenco of Policeman
Josoph E. Surro, of tho Elizabeth streot Pro
duct. Instead of making an arrost, tho ac
commodating policeman, it is allegod,
clubbod tho hackman.
Meyers cnllod on Supt. Murray this morn
ing to make a complaint against Policeman
Surro. Ho said that McGlory sent for a
coupo, nnd whon he drovo up, tho divo
keopor brought two women from his Armory
Hall and wanted them driven to thoir homo
in Forty-sixth stroct. Meyers demanded $2
in advauco, when McGlory struok out with
his left, landing it squaroly on cabby's oyo,
swelling and discoloring it.
Policeman Surre, according to Moyors's
statement, stood by, sow tho wholo affair and
rather enjoyed tho assault, Meyers do
mnnded that ho arreBt McGlory, when Surro
drew his night stick, ordered tho hackman to
get off tho post nt once and struck him sov
ernl blows with his club, to the infinito do
light of Billy McGlory.
Mayors drovo to tho Eliznboth street polico
station and says that Sergeant Thompson
vory reluctantly cavo Surro's uamo and do
clared that ho did not know his numbor.
Whon told what had occurred, ho declined
to take nny steps in the matter.
After telling his story to Supt. Murrny nnd
agreeing to appear to.morrow morning to
prefer formal charges against Surro, Moyors
went to tho Tombs to secure a warrant for
Whon asked what kind of n place MoGlory
runs in Armory Hall, Myers said: "Tho
home as ho always did an early vorioty show
and a danre, ana liquors are sold to men and
women. In a word it is n divo such as Mc
Glory is noted for, and tho polico know it."
ALL SAID THEY WERE PEDDLERS.
Fire Thieves Nabbed While Leaving a Hard.
were Store l.nden with Plunder.
For tho last two montliB Kearney & Footo,
hardware merchants, 101 Fulton street, have
been missing goods from thoir storo. They
omployed privato detectives, who failed to
discovor tho thioves, and then went to In
spoctor Byrnes, who detailod Detoctivo Sor
geants Boilly, Koirnnn, Lowis, Creed nnd
Titus to watch the placo.
Last evening tho detectives saw five men
ontor tho storo and remain there for fifteen
minutes, whon they came out with packages
under their coats. They woro arrested.
About $600 worth of hardwaro was found
on them and thoy woro locked up at tho Con
tral Ofllco. Thoy were recognized as thieves
who have boen in prison at different times
They pave thoir namos as John Gablo,
twcuty-sn years, of 10 Willett street; Poter
Dalton, twenty.three years old, of 95
Sheriff street; James Boberts, twenty-sevon
years old, of 98 Sheriff streot; Joseph Moyer,
twonty.seven yenrs old, of 61 Sheriff Btroet,
and James McManon, aged twenty-ono, of 8
PittBtroet. They all said thoy werepodlcrs.
WRECKS ALONG THE BOUND.
Two Stranded Schooners Reported by the
Revenue Cutter Samuel Dexter.
The revenue cutter Samuel Dexter returned
to the Brooklyn Navy-Yard to-day after a
cruise on Long Island Sound.
She reports having boarded, yesterday,
tho American schooner Lewis King, from
New York to Boston, ashoro on Long Island,
ono milo west of Montauk Point. Tho
sohoonor is loaded with clay, and stranded
during tho high wind of Saturday.
Tho Doxtcr offered assistance, but tho
mate, who was aboard tho schooner, declined.
He said Capt, Farnham had gone to New
London to seek tho aid of Wrecker Stott.
Tho vessel is high and dry, and unless the
high wind goes down sho will go to pieces.
The crow aro safe.
Tho Doxter also reports having como
across a dangerous ohstruction between
Gardner's Point light and the Beacon on
Little Gull Island. It appears to bo the
wreok of a large schooner. All her spars are
standing. Tho Dexter towed it to Now
COLLECTOR MAGONE ON TOE LOOKOUT.
The Importation of Belgian Coal-Miners Not
io be Permitted.
The receipt of the following message from
Washington by Collector Magone this morn
ing shows that the Socretary of the Treasury
has taken official cogniznnco of tho reports
that arrangements aro being mado for n largo
importation of contract labor from Belgium :
It is reported that the coal operators of the
Lehigh region aro Importing or about to Import
2,000 Belgian miners to take the place of the miners
now on strike In that section. You aro requested
to be vigilant and seo that no violations of the Blair
Labor Contract Law are committed.
C. 8. FaiRCniLD, Secretary.
Colloctor Mngono says that there is very
little danger that any of this army of foreign
laborers will get into the country through
Quarrelled Over a Small Debt.
Michael Chrislksdo, an Italian, living at 433 East
One Hundred and Eleventh street, was arrlgned
at the Harlem Police Court this morning on a
charge of lelonlous assault preferred by Felix
Pecardo, whollres at the same place. l'ecardo
had borrowed 50 cents f rom Chrlslkedo's wife some
time ago. Yesterday the woman demanded pay
ment and Pecardo offered S5 cents. This was re
futed, and upon l'ecardo refusing to psy any more,
Chrlslkedo procee led to take satisfaction. He did
this effectively, for when Pecardo appeared la
court this morning he wss scarcely recogn zablo
for the amount of court-plaster snu bandages nn
his face snd head. Chrlslkedo was held lu $300
ball for examination.
Tenement Dwellers Alarmed.
A Are in the saloon of Jacob Jacobs, at S41 East
Thirty-eighth at. , did damage $800 last night. The
people living In the tenement house overhead were
alarmed when the flames were discovered, but
were soon quieted by the Bremen.
An Extra Day or Vacation.
Pnplls In the publio schools were made happy
this morning by the news that the School Commis
sioners had ordered the publio schools to bo kept
closed until We inesday, Jan. 4. This means an
extra day of vacation.
Don Dickinson's I'nntoua Flyers.
from a Vtlrott Sptttal.
Although Don M. Dickinson Aared up when a
mistake in bis bloirraphy linked him to an English
family, he will drive In Washington a team of
splendidly matched tiott rs named George III. and
Charles I. The horses were recently procured for
him by Ira A. Mcicalf ot this city. Mr. Dickin
son's positive Injunction was that they should be
Michigan bred. lie W al-o having his VlctorU anil
coach made by a Michigan Arm, and e en tho tur
tles must come from Michigan. It Is suggested
that he may change tre royal names of tho horses
to Detroit aud Wayne, alter this city and county.
He will take his servants from Mlctigan,
and will set up In Wsshlugtcn a pretty
complete Michigan estsbllsument. Tho I'o,t-master-Genersl's
team are as much alike
as tno peas, the only difference being that
one has two white hind feet and tho other but one.
Each Is seven years old. They aro galted alike
and weigh 1, 225 snd 1, 223 pounds respectively; are
handsome dark bays, sixteen nands one Inch In
height, up-headrd, stylish, sound as bullets, aud
can trot to the pole In a. 40. Oeorge III. Is a geld
ing by blcklea's Usmblstonlan, by Masterlode,
owned by Mr. blekles, of Adrian. George's dim
was by Msmbrlno, and he was bought from James
Csrnes, of Lenawee. Cbailes I. it also a gelding,
ty Louis Nspolson. son of Volunteer, owned by
Dusne Stewart, ot Owosso, The dsm ot this
promising young trotter was by Old Goodertch, and
he was bred by Mr. Sickles, who has been hand
ling the team at Adrian till they work together like
a piece of machinery,
DEATH OF SETH C. MOFFATT.
BLOOD rOISONING TAKES AWAY ONE OP
Ills Death Occurred nt 7 o'clock This Morn.
Ing In the Provldenco Hospital, Wash.
Ington A SelfOIiutn Alan who Held
Mnny Plnces of Honor In Ills Natlvo
State Twlco Elected to Congress.
fsrxciAL to Tnx wonLD.l
WsnrN0T0Sf, Doc, 22. Congressman Beth
O. Moffatt, of Michigan, died at tho Provi
dorrco Hospital this morning, shortly beforo
7 o'clock, of blood poisoning, tho result of a
carbunclo on his faco. Tho romains will
probably bo sont to Traverso City, Mich., for
?Seth O. Moffatt was born nt Battlo Croek.
Mich., Aug. 10, 1841. He received n common
school education and afterwards studied htw
in tho Law Department of Michigan Unives.
sity, graduating in 1H0J. Ho hns sinco been
engnged in tho practice of his profession, and
for ton yenrs was Prosecuting Attornoy for
Grand Trnvorso and Lcolenaw counties. Mr.
Moffatt was a momber of tho Miphi
gnu Stnto Senate in 1871.2, a mom.
bor of tho Constitutional Commission in
1873 ; Kegistor of United States Land Ofllco
atTroerse City from 1874 to 1878; member
of nnd Spenkor of tho Stato Houso of Ilopro.
sentatives of Michigan during the sessions of
1881-2 ; dclegato to tho National Bepublican
Convention nt Chicngo in 1884, and was
oloctcd to tho Forty-ninth Congress and re
olcctod to tho Fiftieth Congress as a Bepublican.
Hubbell Mny Succeed Moffatt.
(SriCML TO THE WOIVLD.1
Dethoit, Deo. 22. A spocial election will
probably bo hold in tho Eleventh Distriot to
elect a successor to Congressman Moffatt,
who died this morning in Washington.
Tho district is Bopublican by probably
2,000 majority, and thero is a probability that
Joy A. Iiubbell will ro-onter politics through
tho vacancy made by Moffait's death. Tho
Eleventh District includes tho upper penin
sula and is Hubbell's old stamping-ground. '
DESERTED, BADIE TAKES POISON.
A Sensation In Boston Streets with a Xioro
Story Ilehlnd It.
Israelii. TO Till WOULD. 1
Boston, Deo. 22." Catch that woman
thero ; she's falling! " and a couple of young
men burst from tho throng on Washington
street yesterday afternoon just in time to save
a handsomely dressed lady from falling into
Tho lady was carried into an adjacent door
way, and simplo rostoratives applied. A
crowd collected to watch tho efforts at ro
suscitation. Suddenly a woman, pushing her
way into the group, whisporod to an officer
that the handsome woman was dying, and
would livo but a few moments if something
was not immediately done.
Dr. Thayer was called, and discovered that
the woman was under tho infiuonco of a pow
erful poison. As she was lif tod into a hospital
ambulnnco two pieces of paper fell from her
dress and an officer gathered them up. Ono
of them read:
Dabliko Alfred : When we were married three
short years ago I little thought that anything bat
death would part ns. now could you do so? Ton
know how much I loved you, and nobody will
never know of the grief I have suffered the last two i
days. Good-by for ever and ever. Sadie.
The other pnpor was a marriage certificate
tied with a whito ribbon and signed by a
well-known olorgymau. It was subsequently
learned thnt tho full name of tho woman was
Sadie Sidolinger, aged twonty-six, ond living
at 82 Poplar street. Tho moment sho recov
ered sufficiently to spook, earlylthis morningt
she said to an attendant, with almost a smile
upon hor lips :
"Don't bother with mo forTshall try to
die again just as soon as you lot me go free."
Tho woman's husband is Alfred it. Sido
linger, who, it is alleged, fled from the city I
while his wife was viBiting relatives in Prov- fl
idonce. Ho is supposed to bo in Appleton, I
Me., as he wroto to her from that placo a few I
days ago, saying thnt ho was tired of his m
wifo and had deserted her. Tho latter is an I
exceedingly handsomo woman, and is said to
havo como from an excellent and well-to-do H
family of Providence. U
THEY MOBBED HIE ENGINEER, 1
Two nuhdred Persons Narrowly Escape I
Death at Van nuren, III.
sriCLU. to Tine wonLD.l J
Omoioo, Doo. 22. Two hundred peoplo
had a narrow escape from death at Yon
Buren.n station on the Baltimore and Ohio
Bailroad, nbout 6 o'clock last evening.
They wero tho passengers who wero abont
to embark on a suburban train, and they
- were obliged to cross a track to reaoh tho
cars. They were just crossing, whon a freight
train came rushing down tho track, unher- H
aided by either whistle or bell. Miss Lottio M
Laundervillo was instantly killed. fl
No sooner had tho train been stopped than
an angry crowd boarded tho ongine and at-
tempted to lynch the ongineor. Nothing but
tho prebenco of two officers on tho soeno
saved his ln'o. i
Thero is no oxcuso whatevor for the aooi. ( I
dent. I B
He Got the Gymnnsts Wntehesv IM
SPECIAL TO Tlir. WORLD. UH
WoBcxsTEn, Mats., Dec. 22. One of the most
darlmr robberies ever known here took place at M
the gymnasium of the Young Men's Christian Asso- II
elation about 6 o'clock last night and the sneak fl
thief escaped with $1,000 worth of booty. Tho
classes were In session ss usual, the gymnasts hav-
ing put their clothes and valuables lu their lookers
while they wre so engaged. len of the J
lockers were forced open with a chisel. Many f
bank clerks snd other well-known yonng I
buainess men were exercising at the I
time. The thief secured watches belonging I
to Walter Ulldreth, Lawyer W. II. Gates, a watch J
and chain worth $230 belonging to George God y
dard, a watoh nnd gold chain belonging to W. L. II I
Mellen, and $38 In money belonging to J. F. Smith, Mil
and smaller amounts from various parties, j
Exciting Rnce Between llnllroad Trains. fl
from the VMlad.lpXU, lYm.l.J f I
A gentleman whoso business calls him to New I
York two or three times a week gives a graphlo
description of a race between two railroad trains
and ita result: "I was coming over from New
York tno other day by. the Pennsylvania road,"
said be, " and as our train passed tho repair shops
this sldo of Jersey City aud dashed out Into too .
meadows we found onraelves neck and neck with a
Morris und Essex train running at full speed. The
two roads, you know, run side by side along thero
for two or three miles, and thero Is a race nearly
every day. 1 knew there was ono on then snd I
rather enjoyed the prospect. The Morris and Essex
engine whs worklug like mad; the spotes In Us
driving-wheels were Aaahed luto one, and steam
and llttlo jets ot water Aew from Its cylinders as
tno paton-rod plunged In and out. It crrpt steadily
ahead for a minute, but our engine soon settled
down to Its work, the track Aew faster and faster
behind us and our oars quivered wltn the splenJld
effort we were mkln. Every man of us grew
reckless with tho excitement of the race at alxty
miles au hour, and not ono of us, perhaps, thought
of wnat tho cons qucuces mislit be.
" Gradually our train forged ahead, and as I
took un my paper again I saw a neatly dressed
man, carrying a bnndle tied np In a red handker
chief, walking on trie track lu front of the Mortis
and Essex train. Before I bad time to think ot
his ptrd a shrill whistle was blown by the engine,
which was ecn then upon him, and he wasthrowu
twenty feet away, desd. As we passed the other
engine I had noticed Its fireman standing with
folded arms, facing and looking at. tu. It was a
part of his dnty to look out ahead, and If he had
not boen so much absorbed In the race the unfor
tunate man might not hare been killed. I know
from my own feelings, while It lasted, that a
man can't give his attention to anything else dn
ini such, a race."