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i PRICE ONE CENT. EVENING EDITION. NEW YORK, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1887. EVENING EDITION. PRICE ONE CENTJ M
InoreaBing OonftiBion Among the
Probability That a General Strike
Will Be Ordered.
A Convention of All the Employee of tba
End Will Do Held To-Nliht at Heading
1 Their Deliberation Will Deelda the
Matter Ono War or Another Chairman
Ie Say the Men Will Go Ont Presi
dent Anetln Corbln Will Allow No Dicta,
tlon to the Company Non-Union Dion
Working To-Day at Bllaabethport,
isrxouz, TO TBS WOULD. I
Bxadxko, Fa., Deo. 39. The Contention of
Knights of Labor is this city to-night -prill be
an interesting event in connection with the
strike troubles of the Philadelphia anil Read
ing road. The mooting will be held in Ex
celsior Hall and will bo attended by the lead,
ing men of tho order in this Assembly dis
trict. The offers of the Joint Committee of tho
Miners' Amalgamated Association and tho
Minora' Knights of Labor assemblies to
bring about peace between tho company and
the railroad hands, is the topio of all talk.
Mr. Oorbin's second telegram in answer to
the last sent down by the Joint Committoo
wiU be read at to-night's convention, to
gether with all other correspondence,
The mooting will have as many frionds in
it as possible of snoh radioal leaders as Lee.
Sharkey and OahiU.
i The Exooutivo Committee, whioh changed
their headquarters from Philadelphia to
Pottsville. have boon very busy tho past few
days in selecting radical men suited to thoir
ideas to bo delegates to this convention.
Tho lenders who favor tho striko
are loaving nothing undone to
havo 45,000 minors of tho company
join issues with the disohargod and
striking railroad hands and coal-handlers at
Fort Richmond and declare a gonoral striko
along tho lines and throughout the coal re
gions. By many it is bolioved that the con
vention to-night will pass a resolution to
Telegrams this morning from Ashland,
Mahanoy Piano, Gordon and other local
points state that trains are running as usual
and all tho mon are at work. The collieries of
tho company and of individuals started up
at Ashland. Tho miners about Mahanoy also
started in this morning. All is quiot over tho
regions and tho side-tracked ooal is all re.
Mining was generally resumed to-day, but
tho mon are not at all satisfied, because their
wages for next year havo not yet boon ad.
, I justed. They want some advance if not tho
8 per cent., a port of It. Trains and oolliories
will finish this day's work, at all events, and
there will be nothing moro new till night.
Philadelphia, Doo. 39. The Boading
situation is no less complex to-day than yes
terday. Everything hingos on. the outcomo
Of tho negotiations between President Austin
Oorbin and Chairman Leo and tho result of
the convention of employocs which will bo
held at Boading to-night.
Chairman Lee came down from Fottsvillo
this morning, and in company with another
member of tho committoo, Henry Bennott,
called on General Supt. Sweigard in order to
IUlk over tho situation, and, if possible, to
arrange a trace.
Mr. Sweigard was wiUinc to meet Lee but
refused to roceivo him and Bennett together,
whereupon Lee, who wished to have a wit
noss to tho interview, deolined to hold any
conversation with the Superintendent.
Mr. Sweigard's position is that he cannot
and will not rocognizo a committeo of the
Knights of Labor.
"Aftor tho visit." Mr. Leo said, "Mr.
Bwelgard sent for mo to call on him and I
came, bringing Mr. Bennett with me.
" Ho refused to reoeivo us both, though ho
was wiUing to talk to me. That was not satis
factory, and I am now going back to Beading,
where a convention will be held to-night of
representatives for all tho assemblies of
Beading Railroad and Goal and Iron Gom-
S any employees, and I bolieve tho result of
ist convention will be a general strike, in
which the miners will join."
The impression was that this was the last
opportunity the company will have to settlo
with the men. and it failed to avail itself of it.
Supt. Sweigard sold this morning that
there are more applicants for places than
cauld bo given work. Everything is working
EwxAnrru, N. J., Deo, 29, The Beading
Company assumed tho offensive to-day nt
Elixabcthport and stortod up their docks
with non-union men.
Early this morning Sheriff Glassby, of
Union County, was appealed to by tho Bead
ing Company for proteotson of their prop,
crty, they giving Sheriff Glassby notice that
they were about to resume operations. The
Sheriff had a conference with Shipper Wal.
lace, and assured him that ho would soe that
no violence was done.
At 8 o'clock tho steamer D. E. Martin and
Thomas Hunt arrived at the docks from New
York with 17S men of various nationalities.
They wore quietly taken off the boats,
marched upon tho dock and put to work.
Many of the mon aro experienced coal
handlers. All tho approoches to tho docks are guarded
by special policemen and Finkerton's mon
armed with revolvers and clubs. No ono is
allowed to visit tho dooks unless be is an
official of tho company or has a boat awaiting
A Wobld reporter visited tho dooks at
noon. Ho was stopped two or three times by
tho spocials, but finally allowed to proceed.
The shipping office was found in charge of
Deputy Sheriff Dixon, who has his head
quarters there and has charge of all the spe
cial officers guarding tho dooks.
Thore are about thirty of thorn in all.
Work progressed fajjiy this morning and the
pffloials any thoy aroTSatislled with the out
look. Nono of theso discharged mon, they say,
will be takon back. There aro sixty boats
lying at tho docks, and the captains of these
bo far have offered no objeotions to load.;It is
expected that about a dozen will object, but
tho remainder will not.
Deputy Sheriff Dixon docs not anticipate
any trouble, but say ho is prepared for any
There are 0,600 tons of coal on tho docks,
orabout three days' work. No coal has or.
rived since Friday.
.Tnf discharged coal-bandlers are standing
? ?u "? corne" and aro greatly surprised
I Siik'j tnrn affalrs 1 taken. Tbeylfeel
1 otoomeen IT ma dBn't toow What th0
I tM Un!?ce ot Austin Corbin this morning
ff S rv. ncolaent, was made that the Bead.
I worfiniFK , havi"ff no trouble at all in
I i f ho "" a rhiMelphia, yesterday
wore filled easily, and the strike had dwindled
to proportions which made it unworthy the
fflguity of being called a strike.
Uliis afternoon Presidont Austin Corbin
sent the following order to General Managor
A. A. McLeod at Philadelphia:
To iuoh of oar old employee, ti hare stood man
fully and faithfully by us we feel obliged and
thankful and ahall not forget them. But the time
has now arrived when all ol our employees will be
required to decide whether they expect to retain
their places by reason of honest and faithful ser
vice and prompt obedience to the orders of the
company that employs them and para them, or by
blind obedience to the direction of the Knights ot
Labor, through which organization the leaders
hope to coerce ui Into the employment of men
who conelder their first obedience due to that order.
The men that stand by at will have employment
with reaaonable hours, and good pay, as much as Is
paid by anr other corporation of a similar char
acter, lien who do not will never be allowed on
the road again under any circumstances.
We hare never objected to labor organizations
and do not now. Every man shall no free to be
long to one or not, as be pleases. But the heads
ot snoh orders cannot and shall not dictate
to this company as to whom It shall employ
or how operate its property. Flaces that are left In
obedience to the orders of tho Knights of Labor
shall be filled by new men, and snch new men will
be retained and under no circumstances te dis
charged to moko room for men who have left their
Hereafter we shall operate this property with
employees who consider their first duty Is to the
company and expect to obey reasonable orders
made In the transaction of lta business.
There has never been a moment when, under
any circumstances, we would arbitrate any ques
tion growing out of this strike. There has been
nothing to arbitrate. It Is only a question as to
whether the company ahall be permuted to operate
Its own property a property In which there Is In
vested over $200, ooo, (too-or whether that property
shall be controlled by tho Knights of Latior.
It may as well bo understood now, and from this
time on, that any wheel that Is turned on the Head
ing system will be tnrned under the orders of the
management of the company, and under the orders
of nobody else.
A despatch to Mr. Oorbin from tho Phila
delphia office says t
The men havo come back so fast that no more
new men are wanted at Port Richmond.
No business was transacted at tho meeting
of tho coal barons this morning at tho Fifth
Avenue Hotel. Aftor a session of a fow
minutes on adjournment waB takon for a
Knights of Labor and trades unionists aro
discussing the strike earnestly, A member
of tho Executive Board of District Assembly
No. 49 said, when asked his opinion regarding
tho offeet of a general striko on tho order
and whothor or not tho d of eat of tho men
would bo disastrous to tho order
" If the Beading men go out and appeal to
tho Gonoral Executivo Board that body will
tako ohorgo of tho striko and, if nocossary,
call on overy national and district assembly
to aid them.
" There aro 600,000 members in good stand
ing in the order, and thoro is not ono who
will not contribute his or hor mito to aid
their brothors of tho Beading Bailroad.
" Failure would not break up tho order any
moro than tho Southwestern Railway striko
did, I hear somo wisoaores going about and
saying the Knights are on tho wano, that
they havo another black oye, and all such
CIGAB-IUKEBS TO STRIKE.
The Itedaced Prices and the Tenement.
Home System tho Causes of It.
International Union cigar-makers oxpoct
that notices soon will bo postod in all tho
factories announcing a reduotion of prices
for work on all grades of cigars.
This roduction and the effort to resumo
work in the tenement-houses tho union mon
propose to resist, and a gonoral striko is suro
to ensue unless an early compromisois made.
It will take sovoral days to hoar from tho
Exooutivo Board on tho subject, but all tho
union men hore beliovo that a striko will bo
Tho fifty cigar-makers omployod by Kim
ball & Orouso will striko as soon as thoy aro
authorized to do so by tho International
Union's Exooutivo Board.
Officers of tho local unions to whioh tho
omployoes of Kimball it Grouse are attaohed
say that tho firm has novcr maintained a fair
shop, as far as work and wages aro concernod,
and yet they propose a roduction of from CO
cents to $2 a thousand.
News About Working-men.
The fair of the Soclallatlo Labor party and the
United Uerman Trades will be In fall operaUon la
Clarendon Hall this evening.
The bricklayers in this city have had a very busy
season and an entire absence of strikes. The ar
rangement made each year with the bosses has op
erated sucoessf ally.
There are T.ooo members In the United Order ot
American Carpenters and Joiners, and all ot them
are employed at present.
Delegate John Jones reports that the Progressive
Union painters are not very busy just now, but
they look for plenty of work In a short time.
General Master Workman I'owderly writes to the
Journal af United Labor that he Is slowly Improv
ing In health, but will be compelled to take a vaca
tion. The Hearts of Oak Association, which Is com
posed of shoe salesmen and saleswomen ot this
olty, announces its annual reception on Monday
evening, Jan. 9, la the Lexington Avenue Opera
iloase. Cappa has been engaged to furnish the
Delegates of the Building Trades Unions are talk
ing of entering Into an agreement with employers
for the ensuing year. Aconlerenoe Is likely to be
colled to discuss the snbjeot.
The new National District Assembly No. ISM, of
street railway employees, is not confined to this
olty and Brooklyn, as some suppose, but Includes
the organized men on all the lines in the United
States. James U. Magee, a conductor on the
Eighth avenue line, is the Master Workman of the
new organization. He Is one of the brightest and
shrewdest men In the ranks ot the Knights ot
Early Morning Fire,
The firemen had a lively time this morning.
Three special engine calls came at 5 a. m. to-day
from box tss. The Are proved a alight blaze tn the
engine-room of n. W. Shriek's cigar factory, 18
East Eleventh atreet. There was a slight loss.
An hour later fire waa discovered tn the first
floor of the tenement-honse 88 Pitt street, occupied
by M. LobeL The tenants took slarm and hastened
to the hallways and stairways. They were advised
by the firemen and policemen to return to their
rooms under penalty of being frozen, and moat of
them obeyed cheerfully. The fire was extinguished
with a loss of less than floa A kerosene lamp
caused the trouble.
Ploying Tool for a Swindler.
Detective Sergeants Titus and Creed, of Inspec
tor Byrnes's staff, yesterday arrested Joseph
Mayer, age eighteen years, ot 10(8 Park avenue,
and arraigned him before Justice Smith at the Es
sex Market Pollco Court this morning. Mayer was
charged with obtaining money from merchants by
falsely representing that he was authorized to so
licit advertising ou behalf ot the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers. lie was held In 11,000 ball
for trial. He said that he was only the tool of a
swindler, whose name he refuted to give.
Ponrderlr's) Probable Successor Defeated.
Washington, Dec . l'aul P. Bowen, of this
city, who has been spoken of as the probable suc
cessor of T. V, I'owderly, ot the Knights of
Labor, was defeated for re-election as Master
Workman of his Assembly. There was a strong
fight made against him, and a ticket put forward
by the conservative members of the assembly, and
headed by U. J. ophultle, wss elected.
Interest on Uavernmeut Donds All Itendr.
ImCUU TO TEX WOBLD. 1
Washington, Dec M. Treasurer Hyatt has
mailed all the ohecks In payment of the Interest
due Jan. 1, on United States bonds amounting to
$Mjs.oooand they con be cashed at anyoMho
sutHtreaturlefl to-piorrow mornlag..
TAMMANY'S BIG BOOM.
New Wigwam Oommittoea to Be
Tho Maohlno In Order from tho
Battory to tho Bronx.
Recrnlts from Among; tho Uepnbltcans and
Murray mil Democracy Representation
of the Districts In the Mew General Com.
mlttee An Army of Tralnod Soldiers To
Do Battle Membership Could be Doubled.
Tho annual primaries of Tammany Hall
will bo held in the Twenty-three Assembly
dlBtriots and in tho Twenty-third and Twenty
fourth wards this evening. There will bo no
contests and the maohino will bo in tho most
perfect working order from tho Battory to
A General Committee and a Distrlot Com
mittee aro to be elected. The districts and
words aro entitled to tho following ropro
sentation on tho Gcnoral County Committeo :
First 45 fourteenth U
Second es Plftteemh 63
Third 68 Sixteenth ST
Fourth 89 Seventeenth CO
Fifth 8 Eighteenth l
Sixth M Nineteenth 18
Seventh 4 Twentieth CO
Eighth o Twenty-flrst 41
Ninth M Twcnty-seeond 101
Tentn M Twenty-third 109
Eleventh 88 Twenty-third Ward... 40
Twelfth es Twenty-fourth Ward, S3
The entire General Committeo will com
prise a forco of 1,600, and tho district com
mittees will foot up 4,600 trained soldiers to
battle for Tammany nail.
Tho Committoo on Organization will con
sist of fifteen delegates from oaoh district
and the two wards abovo tho Harlem Bivor.
This committeo will bo narrowod down to a
sub-oommittee of twonty-flvo, composod of
Thore has been a rush of applicants for
membership in tho now Wigwam Committee
The loadors say that thoy could double thoir
activo membership if thoy so desired. Ab it
is, many of the loaders havo increased tho
size of thoir District Committee. Thoir dis.
triot,howovor,will be ontitlodtoonly so many
votos if thero should evor bo a contest over
Among the new recruits are tho following
former Irving Hall, bravest Commodoro
Joseph H. Tookor, City Court Judgo Ehr
lich, Henry Stelnert. Aqueduct Commissioner
Bidgway, ox-Senator Charles G. Cornell and
ox-Assemblyman Peter F. Murray.
The Bepublican party and the Murray
Hill Democracy are also drawn from. Hero
is a list of the recruits for the Twenty-first
Assembly District General Committee:
Joseph J. Little, the printer; Charles DoKay
Townsend, formerly Surrogate ot Queens
County : Charles H. Knox, formerly Chair
man of tho Bepublican Association of Thco
doro Boosovolvs distrlot, the Twenty-first;
Stephen Peabody, banker and brokor Dr.
Charles E. Simmons, Commissioner of
Charities and Correction ; David McCluro,
lawyer t John V. S. Oddio, of the Stook Ex
change ; Thomas F. Byan, Treasurer of the
Broadway Bailroad; Gordon Woodbury,
lawyer and graduate of Harvard College;
John Stevens, lawyer.
Tho Twonty-third Distrlot Committeo will
also have some distinguished recruits,
among thorn Gen. Josiah Porter, Adjutant
General of the State ; Col. George F.Webstor,
ex-Bepublicon campaign orator, and Eugeno
Otterbourg, son of ex-Police Justico Otter
hours. Ex-Civil Justico J. O. J. Langbein, ox.Ro
publicon, is to become on Indian in the
Twenty-second District, while Andrew
Bloakloy, former Bepublican chief in tho
Nineteenth District, is to be a warrior under
MAGNIFICENT SCENE IN A 6T0K1L
Tremendous Reao Last Night Along the Const
of Southeastern Maine.
f snciAz, to tux wosld, I
Pobtla.ni, Mo. , Deo. 29. The heavy storm
of last night caused considerable damage to
tho shipping along the wharves. Tho steamer
John Brooks had hor rail broken and her side
stove in above high-water mark for about
f orty-flvo feet of her length.
The spars and timbers in Bradford's spar
yard were scattered about the harbor, many
of thom being lost. The sea ran very high,
brooking from Spring Point Ledgo to Fort
Preble. It Is thought that all tho vossels
anchored off Peak's Island are safe.
Advices from the Cape Elizabeth coast re
port that tho scene during the great storm
was wild and magnificent almost beyond de
scription. Tho sea rose to a height never before
reached there. Tho spray flow completely
over tho lighthouse
" It was a grand sight," said ono man, " I
never saw the liko before and never expect to
live long enough to seo It again. No man
could doscribo it The sea broke, it seemed
tome, all thej time. Even whon wo stood
well baok frxp tho shore and looked out at
sea we felt '"jnoat frightened.
It was just as if tho sea was coming in one
great mass right onto the land. Tho very
ground shook beneath our feet. Far out at
sea we could see tho great waves nso and
seem to fairly heave themselves against us.
In the opinion of old sailors we just escaped
a most destructive tidal wave,"
Crime Steadily Increasing.
When CoL John R. Fellows slips into Distrlot.
Attorney Martlne's big chair next week ho will be
confronted by 4, 831 untried coses. During; the
year of 1S87 the District-Attorney's offloe bad 6,887
cases, as against &, 487 cases in 1380. During the
past three yesrs Mr. Marline has had 18, 694 oases.
During 1887 the Grand Jury acted upon 4, OM cases,
as against 8.419 eases In isea. The convictions In
1887 were , 180, as against 1,809 In 1884. During
the past few years tho number of criminal coses
has been steadily Increasing.
Has Isldor L'obnfeld He turned
tsrrcUL to rnx wobld.
Ditboit, Dec 89, It Is reported here that Isldor
Cohnfeld, the feather merchant who fled from New
York with $120, 000, has returned to that city.
Lawyer Julius J. Frank, who knows as mnch
about isldor Cohnfeld as any one la New You,
discredits the rumor that Cohnfeld Is In this city.
None of the business men with whom he dealt know
anything of his wberabouts.
Tee Covers the Ohio Hlver.
Isrxciix TO TBS WOBLD.!
Louisville, Ky., Dec. 29. The river was frozen
over here esrly this morning, and navigation Is
suspended. The river men say now that no coal
can reach here from Idttkburg till February.
It You Tell a Secret
tothnwMnaos. Un know Ik. This lswbrPujr Finn
Is wtOl knowalat sunisAnsyorpauuH Dressuw, w;
MORE LIFE IN WALL BTBEET.
Hulls' Hhow Courage In Advancing Heading
The Yanderbtlt Dividends.
There was comparatively llttlo businoss in
stocks during tho morning, but such as thoro
was indicated an improved fcoling.
Thus far, howovor, tho professionals have
had the gnmo all to themselves.
The latest Btory about tho Vanderbllt divi
dends is that the New York Central rate will
be raised to 1)( por cent, and that tho Lake
Shore and Miohlgon Central will pay I por
Tho Gonoral Government will to-morrow
begin the payment of tho interest due Jan.
1 on the publio debt. The amount to be dis
bursed is $9,268,000.
Tho only sale of Stato bonds was of North
Carolina is, whioh rose K, to 96K Bailroad
bonds wereflrm and higher.
Northwest Oonsol. gold coupon 7s ad
vanced I, to 123t Oregon Imp. lota
1, to OS; Nlokel Plate 4b X, to 86V;
N. Y Bus. A Western 6s IV, to 02tf ; Wost
Bhore 4s V, to 102j. Hooking Valley
6s X, to 69K t Kansas & Toxns 6s 1, to 72(,
and Lake Shoro coupon 2ds (, to 122H.
Kentucky Central 4s fell off 1, to 70, and Fort
Worth lsts H, to 79.
Governments aro weaker, with sales of $4(1,.
000 4Kb at 108 a 109, $10,000 reg. Is at 120,
and $25,000 coupon 4s at 12u.
Consols In London aro higher, at 101 11-10
for monoy and 101 18-10 for tho account.
Amoricans aro also X to K better. Dank of
England discount rate uuchaugod at 4 por
Tho proportion of tho bank's reservo to
liabilities Is 43.11 against 44.92 per cent, last
In Poria rentes roso from 80f. 90o. to 81f.
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M0NDMENT3 TnAT WILL ENDDEE.
Dedicating the Sloone Slaternltjr Hospital
and the Vanderbllt Cllnlo Tills Atternoon.
The Sloano Maternity Hospital and tho
Vanderbllt Clinio, which adjoin tho Oollego
of Physicians and Surgeons at Fifty-ninth
street and Tenth avonuo, wero formally
opened and dedicated this afternoon. Tho
oxercises, which wero simplo but lmprosslvo,
wore attendod by nearly all of the most
prominent physicians and surgoons of tho
city, as well as by many of tho well-known
society peoulo of wealth and those interested
In charitable enterprises in Now York.
The two buildings, which are magnifi
cently equipped in every department, aro tho
gifts of tho children of tho loto William H.
Vandorbilt. for tho benofit of tho poor of this
city. Tho hospital Is named after Mrs. Will
iam D. Sloane, the daughter of tho late Mr.
Vandorbilt, and the clinio in honor of tho
The Board of Managers of tho Maternity
Hospital consists of Dr. J. W. MoLane. Pro
fessor of Obstetrics in the college, Presidont
William D. Sloano, Cornolius Vandorbilt,
John O. Dalton, M. D., and Francis Delafleld,
M. D. Dr. T. Gaillard -Thomas will be at
the head of the hospital staff. Miss Harriet
E. Dutohor. the Principal of the Training
School, will control tho corps of nurses and
Miss Pook will bo Matron,
The staff of chlvical professors inoludcs:
Dr. 0. It. Agnow, loeturer on tho oyo j Dr. F.
N. Otis, genito-urinary diseases ; Dr. G. M.
Tutile, diseases of womon : Dr. Francis Dola
flold. medical diseases; Dr. II. 11. Sands,
surgical diseases: Dr. George II. Fox, skin
diseases ; Dr. Albert II. Buck, diseases of tho
ear ; Dr. Abraham Jacohl, diseases of chil
dren ; Dr. M. Allen Starr, diseases of tho
nervous system ; Dr. George M. Loffcrts, dis.
eases of the throat, and Dr. Robert F. Weir,
Lecturer on Surgory.
Hualneaa Dion In Trouble,
Messrs. Elumenstlel and Illrscb, as counsel for
Artonr Kennej Have obtained from Judge Lawrence
of the Supreme Court, an attachment against the
Sropertr of Nicholas A Luudstrom, who was a
ealer la shoes at 898 Fifth avenue, BrookJjn, In a
suit to recover $918. 07 for soods.
It Is alleged that the defendant has absconded.
Ho collected somo money and departed. Ills wlfo
received a cablegram from him dated Leeds, line
land. William II. Payne and Frederick D. Steck, of
the Arm of Payne, Steck & Co., Jewellers, in
Broadway, assigned to-day to Arthur II. Smith,
Ttie Third Man Cauzht.
Charles Evans, aged nineteen, of 183 East One
TJnndred and Fifteenth street, alleged to be the
third of the trio of ronng burglars who had been
operating In Chester, Orange County, was captured
yesterday at High. Bridge by Detectives Dojle and
Boran, of the Twehtr-aeventh rreclnct. In the
Harlem Police Court this morning he was re
manded to await the arrival of the Chester officer.
Fall of a Nanchtr Orphan.
Thomas Corbett, twenty-three jears old, an In
mate of Leako and Watts Asylum, at Tenth ave
nue ana One Hundred and Tenth street, fell from
tho second storj of the asylum while Intoxicated
this morning ana was severely Injured, lie wss
under treatment for the alcohollo Habit. He re
ceived a severe lacerated wound of the head.
The following appointments in the Custom-House
were announced to-day by Collector Msgone:
aeorgoF. Saunders, night Inspector, at IS a day;
Frank Ileraou, ueasenger, at IS40 a year; Elmer
E.I'ot, clerk, claw A, at 11,000 a year; John Willi.
ney, ltlchardj. Kearney and John Fagan, watch
men, at $840 a year each.
illnater Wnrkninn (Julnil Acqnltted.
James E. o,ulnn, llaaier Workman of District
Assembly 49 or the Knights of Labor, was tried In
the Conrt of Special Sessions to-day on a charge of
assaulting A. H. Ballard, reporter of tag Trfowi,
ana was acquitted,
TI1E WIFE AND THE WIDOW.
ANOTHER WARRANT GROWING OUT OP THE
JEKBM OITI 80ANDAU
Urs. noyd Accuses Her Alleged ItlvaPo
Mother of Throvrlnar the lied aVpper
Mrs. llamllton Bald to Have Carried a
Club Tho Wife's Htorles of Iler Searches
of Iler Husband's Pockolo Denials.
Jersey City people ore talking to-day ot the
scandal stirred up by Mrs. Mary Jane Boyd
yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Boyd visited Mrs.
Nellie Hamilton, a pretty widow, in search of
Mrs. Hamilton and her aged mother, Mrs.
Tolston, encountered tho Irate Mrs. Boyd and
In flvo minutes enough rod peppor, brick
bats, old shoes, blows and remarks had been
cast about to inako the services of the police
John Boyd is ono of tho best-known politi
cians In Hudson County. Ho is clerk of tho
Board of Freeholders, has boon a membor of
tho Board of Education, and ran for tho Po
lice Board without success.
At 9 o'olook yesterday aftornoon Mrs, Boyd
went to Mrs. Hamilton's houuo, at 1A8 Grand
streot. with hor son and rang tba boll. Mrs.
Hamilton oponod tho door. Acoording to
tho widow, the wlfo bogau by throwing red
pepper in Mrs. Tolston's faco and then went
into the street and flung brickbats through
An hour later warrants for Mrs. Boyd's ar
rest wore proourod from Justioo Wood.
Mrs. John Boyd gavo A different story of
tho sorimmage this morning. She said that
Mrs. Hamilton oponod tho door, and when
ho saw her faco ran upstairs. Blio followed
Mrs. Hamilton half way upstairs and was mot
by Mrs. Foisom coming down.
Mrs. Hamilton said to-day that John Boyd
Is tho trustee of f 3,500 loft hor by hor hus
band, and that his calls wero on businoss.
Mrs. Tolston carried a large bottle of rod
pepper, and Mrs. Hamilton followod her with
a club. Tho old lady threw tho popper. It
blinded Mrs. Boyd, and was also blown Into
tho eyes of tho others.
Mrs. Boyd admitted smashing tho windows.
This morning sho wont beforo Justico llou
gct and sworo out a warrant for tho arrest
of Mrs. Tolson on a charge of throwing tho
Mrs. Boyd told the reporter a long story of
her husband's llfo. She showed letters from
Nollio Hamilton to hor husband which sho
found in his pockets. Ono dated from Sara
toga July 30, 1BB0, began "My own dear
Jack," And ondod with tho postsaript:
You must bo good and be able to repeat your
vow If 1 wish It. You anow how jealous I am ot
my Jack. Your loving Nklux.
Mrs. Boyd wrote to her husband asking
about tho vow. He answered that it was a
promiso to drink no moro ohampagno. Tho
wifo has sovoral roceipts for a piano and snoh
things, found in Boyd's pookets. Sho thinks
that Nollio Hamilton received tho goods.
On tho night of Deo. 18 hor youngcBt baby
died. On that night Boyd was at a liali with
Nollie Hamilton. An anonymous lettor told
hor of this, and added that ho had bought the
xmmonds the wonansrworo.
Mrs. Boyd says that in last May she said to
hor husband, ' You must ohooso between
this woman and mo. You cannot livo with
both of us. " Tho next morning ho choso and
Mrs. Boyd is vory short and stout and
thirty-two years of ago. Mrs. Hamilton is
a protty brunotto of thirty.
Boyd declares that he loft his wife for good
reason, and that ho know the Hamilton woman
only in a businoss way.
It is expeoted that the various orrosta will
be mado this afternoon.
COLE HAS DISTANCED THE BALD EAGLE,
Belief That Hasted Will Withdraw from tho
SKOAL TO n WOBLD.
Auuwr, Deo. 29. Tho Speakership con
test looks liko no contest at ull. Fremont
Colo all morning has boon warming his back
at the parlorgrato of 460 and talking wcathor
with Sonator nondricks, his manager, who
readied horo at 3 o'olook this morning.
Messrs. Crosby and Hamilton aro oxpoctcd
in tho aftornoon. and Satton, of Wayno, and
Youngman, of Albany, will also drop In this
ovening to givo Colo what assistance ho may
Tho Bald Eaglo Is to reach horo this aftor
noon, and will niako a " front " for twonty.
four or forty-eight hours and then get out of
Thoro Is nothing to indicato thatho'.has any
substantial strength anywhere Colo says
ho wants a short session.
Tho Mnslelano' Grievances.
The old and the new Board of Directors ot the
Musical Mutual Paotectlre Union met thla forenoon
at 01 East Fourth street, when the business ot the
union was formally placed In tho hands of the new
The encroachments of military and naval bands
upon the civil musicians and the meagre orchestras
In the theatres and the small wages paid by theatri
cal managers were discussed, preparations were
made to correct the abuts
Tho Coming Rlx.Day Itnce.
Frank nail, the managsr of the six days go-as-you-please,
which Is to take place In Madison
Square Garden Feb. s to II, has received word
from "Frozen out "Corney that Charley Howell
and O. canwriglit will both enter.
Cartwrlght is the man who recently made the
wonderful record ot 4W miles la a seventy-two
hours' race. The pedestrians will sail next week
and a tug-load of sports will go down the bay to
meet them on their arrival.
Hearchlnor for Hor Loat Son.
Ad aged Arab woman, who gave her name as
Marlon, and who said sho had been but two days
tn the oountry, was at Police Headquarters this
morning searching for her son, who hsd strayed
away trom her home. The woman had as a atock
In trade some collar buttons, which she hod been
engaged In trying to sell, sne was sent to Iho
Commissioners of Emigration.
Mm. Itoblnson'o Next Trial,
rerscuL to trs wosld. 1
Boston, Deo. W. Tho trial of Mrs. Sarah J,
Itoblnson on the indictment charging her with the
murder of her brother-la-law. l'rincs Arthur Free
man, will take place the first or second week In
January, the exact date to be fixed at a conference
of the attorneya la tho case with Chief Justice
Morton, ot the Supreme Court, to bo held next
Ilecluso llartoir's Body.
The body ot Morey Hale Bartow, the literary re
cluse, was shipped this morning from the Church
ot the Strangers, to Logansport, Ind. It will be re
ceived there by bts aged mother and bnrted. The
body was forwarded in acco. dance with her tele
Jack Drmpsey and " Toff" Wall.
IsrxciAL to tbi would.)
New Hivxn, Conn. , Dec W. Jsck Dcmpicy,
the pugilist, sold be was averse to going abroad to
meet Ton! " Wall, as proposed, but that if the
stakes wero made high enough, say p,O09 ox
119,000, no would, cement to sgEi Mjo,,
Tire rANDEitnizT smimczEit,
Many Good Vlantt FlouritMng Jitntath
lit Generous Shtneer$.
MOVING A BIG HOTEL.
The Brighton to bo Moved Back an Railway
Tracks OOO Foot.
Contractor A. F. Wood and a gang of 100
men aro working liko boavors to-day getting
ready to movo tho Brighton Beach Hotel
baok to terra Anna.
Tho high seas of tho past fow days havo
oausod fears to bo entertained that tho big
hotel would bo broken up by tho waves be.
fore tho work of moving was half flnishod,
but tho contractors aro now cortaln of suc
cess. At 4.80 v. v. yesterday tho wind changed
suddonly from southeast to northwest and
avortod tho imminont danger whioh had
threatened for tho preceding twenty-four
Contractor Wcod'a mon workod all tho
evontng and throughout tho night in spite of
the bittor cold and tho keen wind, ana by 11
o'olook this morning had driven in 150 olgh.
toon-inch piles to protoct the foundations of
the hotel on tho sldo next to the boo.
Tho plan is to oroct a railroad of flf tv tracks
on a piano about twonty feot under thu
8 resent foundations of tho hotel, knook
no existing supports from under the struo
turo and then movo tho hotol on trucks by
tho aid of a numVaflinf rmwasfnl engines to
the old meadow, about COO feot to landward
of tho present sito.
Judging from the progress already mado
tho schonio looks entirely praoticablo. Mr,
Miller says that it will do accomplished by
the middle of noxt month.
Tho Brighton Boaoh Bailroad Company,
whioh owns tho hotol, Is carrying on the
work. The cost is estimated at 8100.000. Tho
hotel is worth six times that amount.
BROKER BIDMAN FAILS.
Once a Member of the Firm Whoso Books
Wero Hold to Do Found In Iho Illver.
The failuro of A. Sldman was onnouncod
from tho rostrum of the Stock Exchango
shortly aftor 1 o'clock this afternoon.
Mr. Sidman wad formerly of tho firm of
Timpeon & Co. , and has been a membor of
the Exchango a llttio ovor a year. The sus
pension caused no excitomont.
Tho announcement revived interest In tho
story of tho finding of cortaln account books
in the Hnokensaok River, near tho Marion
bridge Tho books wero said to havo belonged
to tho firm of Dator, Timpson & Co., of whioh
tho firm of Timpson & Co. is tho successor.
A momber ot tho firm said, in tho ovening
edition of Tnx Wonu) yesterday, that ho
know nothing about the books.
The Clifton Entries.
The programme and probable starters at Clifton,
N. J., to-morrow (Friday) are as follows: w
Parse tsoa, of which tso to the second; for two-year-olds;
selling allowances; horses entered to be
sold for $i, ooo to carry full weight; five furlongs.
Sprint Eatla.. ...,.... 108 Qlan Quean Bg
Bt. Clare 108 SIsbt-UsaMn 08
FlntUr (alums 1j Bpblni All.... OS
Parse two, of which aso to the second; for three-year-oldst
selling allowances; horses entered to be
sold for two to carry fall weight; five furlongs,
Falaahood 118 Marsnarlta 11
Oonnt Lona 116 KUa UoMilDd........... ill
J.J, Uaaly...... lit Trojan 104
Parse W0, of which S&O to the second, tor all
ages; selling allowances; horses entered to be sold
for lioo to carry full weight; three-quarters of a
Olondon. ...-. 100 Amber., .,,..... 08
Illahop 10 N.lllaVan 03
fopBawrer luQ Kins Arthur 08
Pampero 08 Tony Pastor 08
I'agasns OSiSulior ti
Purse 1200, of which 130 to tho second, for all
ages; three-quarters ot a mile.
Lancaster... Its Hob May,..., 118
Janiaa A. 11 Il8 Editor,.' 118
Vanlter 118 Itlotieliea lis
Front 118 Courtier 87
PursolSWl, of which 450 to the second; for horses
that have run and not won at Clifton during the
autumn meeting of 1SST; horses beaten once al
lowed 61b. ; twice, 101b.; three times, 131b,; four
times, W lb. ; one mile.
Plarfalr..... 1U3 Vlndax 08
Lou Arnold IU3 OaatlUan.... 03
Carolina 100 Zampa... .,...,. V3
llerroltaira IW Auditor ?S
It icing begins at 1 r. v. Trains will leave on
arrival of Chambers Street Ferry boats at Ens
depot at 11.80 a. at., mx., 11.80 and lr. x.
Guttenburs Track Frozen.
Although Mr. J. C. Carr rushed a despatch early
this morning to all tho racing centres that there
would be "racing at Oattenbnrir to-day track
good," it was just tho reverse. The track was
froien so that It was Impossible to race, and the
Executive Committee bad finally to announee that
tsere would be no racing and that the entries
" were off. "
Mr. I.oTerroft for Judato Monson's Place.
The resignation of Judge A. C. llonson as Sec
retary and Treasurer ot the American Jockey Club
was accepted by the directors of tho club last even
ing. F. A Lovccroft was chosen to nil the
vacanor. Charles Wheatly was elected to act as
Presiding Judge at tho race-course. Hr. Lovecroft
is connected tn an executivo capacity wttaaoTeru
DID A LOG SINK HER?
A Startling Theory of tho Lose of 9fl
tho NowoaBtlo City. ''ftB
Lost In tho Neighborhood Whera :JH
tho Big Raft Was Abandoned. jH
Sighted Only a Hhort Time TJefore Sho Was) ''fsal
Wrecked and Then Apparently All Blarat jLiHH
The Only Information at Brief Report ioaaaaB
Ilronsht br a Hehooner No Passengers UtaH
Carried Her Crew Safe on Nantucket ;'H
Lightship When Last Heen. faaH!
Tho nows of tho loss of tho large iron iMK
stoamship Nowcastlo City off Hantuoket M
last Thursday, rooelved by Sanderson & Son, 1 SsB
her Now York agents, this morning, suggests .R
tho idoa to old tars that the vessel may have i'R
oomo in contact with some of Mr. Leary'a JK
floating logs. ;jBl
Tho big raft was set adrift by the Miranda tM
In tho same neighborhood where the New- sB
castle City is supposed to havo been lost -SgsoEl
Many shipping men say that If one of the) ' '
looso logs struck tho steamer sho would.wittu ' jHl
out doubt, bo sont to the bottom, Thoy bo- ' j9l
liovo that great damage to commerce by tho iKfl
raft is yot to bo reoordod. llalllH
Tho raft thoory, though only based on cos- 'aLHH
Jooturo, has many ardent believers. Il
Tho Nowcastlo City sailed from Newcastle, fttLaH
England, on Nov. 20. Sho was in command H
of Capt. Thornton, on old and experienced 'iaaH
skippor, and curried n ere w nil told of thirty- VtsHilH
threo men, H
Aftor she sailed nothing was heard of her 41BE
for somo time. Heavy head winds and high viiaaaK
seas provolleiWu tho ocean, and as tho itH
steamer carried no passengors her agent ';SH
thought that tho captain was plodding tho 1Hfl
doop in a nuiot and easy way. ';iHi
After being on tho ocean for nearly three) .-. ? ,'SBI
weoks tho steamor was sighted by a pllot-boH $sh
lost Thursday. She was then in the vicinity 1
of Nantuokot, and was apparently all right. 'mbswI
From thattimonoworuwasreoeiveaof tho tHl
whoroabouts of tho NewcaBtlo City until her jsiiH
loss was reported this morning. V4B
Tho schooner Agnos J. Grnoo, whioh 6T- ,',slB
rlvod at Ilaltimore yesterday from Boston, isoH
reported that on Doo. at sho was boarded by lLB
tho crew of tho Nantuoket South Shoal IsHB
Lightship, who said that Capt. Thornton and. 'vSH
his crow wero on tho lightship, their vessel v9LB
having been lost. .wm
' Tho crow of tho lightship said that tho H
mon wero anxious to bo takon off, as tho sup- " i-LH
ply of provisions was getting short. $IK
This Is tho only information the agents) JsHIB
horo have roceived so far. Yesterday Sander. staK
son A; Sons telegraphed to tho captain of tho - OV
stoamship Buffalo, which was to havo tmllid imH
from Boston that day to scorch in tho neigh- ,'IH
borhood where the seamor was Blghted loat VsiiH
Thursday. Tho agents thought that proba. TtLH
Wythe Nowcastlo City was In distrcsa,,. -. VkH
The Buffalo is expected 'to arrivo in part CjH
this evening. If the weather was dear when ''-ifiU
sho passed tho South Shoal Lightship it Is tsKI
probablo that sho was signalled and tho New- LiBI
castlo City's orow were taken off. ".ltaH
Tho Nowcastlo City was built in Hartle- t'LiH
tool, England, In 1883, and was owned by O, bsiH
'urnass, of tho same place She registered 'H
1, 981 tons, waa a double-docker and built of '''H
iron. Iler dimensions woror Length, 389 'aLH
feot; breadth, 80 feet, and depth of hold, Sri 'M
Bho carriod a gonoral cargo of merchandise, ''H
consigned to different houses in thla city. . ,HH
Among tho cargo wero 25,000 firebricks anr H
a largo consignment of drugs and cement. ' H
She carried in all about 2,000 tons of cargo, ltLI
The estimated value was 12,000: ' HBl
Both steamor and cargo aro insured. ''JaaLV I
HE KEPT A MAN FBOH DUNCc. Bfl
Dramatist Yardley'o Claim Upon Dime, Dai VBI
laro'o Now Tlay. ,1IBI
Argument was heard yesterday by Judgo 'Lmmma!
Van Hoesen in tho Court of Common Fleas ln.1
on a motion to show causa why on injunction f-JHI
should not be Issued restraining Mme, Selina ' mBH
Dolaro and Henry E. Abbey from producing rBl
tho play, " In the Fashion," unless the name ?)lsmmmll
of William Yardloy appeared as co-author. ' VsmaU
David Thornton appeared for Mr. Yardley, smmaf I
and In his argument read a letter from Mms, -.HsmmoU
Dolaro dated May 0, 1887, in whioh she said t lsHVI
' Whon I get a bit of energy Napoleon is a 3KI
fool to mo," -iaBI
Ex-Judgo Dlttonhoefer, for the plaintiffs, 'mmaBl
denied tho statements of the defendant and smBH
read on oiBdavit from Mme, Dolaro stating ''IsmaH U
that Yardloy never wrote a line of the play or taB
dictated a dialoguo, and all he did was to :'BmmW
keop a man from dying in the fourth net. "H'i
Mr. Abbey said that he was under no obliga- 'aomVl
tion to puff an author and would not do so in smaB I
thlB case. Decision was reserved. 'TBI
Charsen Afralnst Flremsn. 'ill
Since the fire In St. Aloyslus Academy, Tonkas,' ''HI
on Sunday morning. It has been said that gam of IJLmW
the firemen were drunk and quarreled ametuc rtmW
themselves, neglecting to give the fire proper at- jHi
lentlon; also that hose wss cat. " "aammtw
Ilod It not been for this more property ratcfe 'asVoxa
have been saved. Tho firemen Indignantly deny sftrnVI
the report. The Fire Commissioners will probably v'iU
Cut Ills Throat With a Baser. iN
Tbxnton, Dee. . David Scheffer, slxty-cera H
years old, an Inmate of the Almshouse for the past smH
five years, attempted to commit anlctde Tuesday :sbbH
afternoon by cutting his throat with a raxor. The) ' omaVI
wound was a terrible one, but the physicians thins; osMamU
that he may possibly live. Six years aioSohoSsr ismaVI
was an Inmate of the lnnatto ujluin. Uo cosies of aaVmmfl
a respectable family. 4smmaU
A Mysterious Prisoner Itamanded. 'tHI
Central Office Detectives Italand and Eogem 33aaBI
visited JcfTsrson Msrket rollce Court this mornluf ( !!smaH
with a mysterious prisoner, a small man wltn big, ' '''IHl
flowing whiskers. It Is understood that ho Is ao- uaHsaml
cosed ot grand larceny, lie was described on tba " 5saSsml
records so James A Nichols, age forty-two yeatSa, 'JtMamai
of 143 West Houston street. lie was remanded. iommmal
Plenty of Foundllncs This Tear. ml
Matron Webb sent the 169th foundling slnoe last Lmmal
January to Supt. Blake, ot the Charities and Cor- smmai
rectlon Department, this morning. The babe waa H
a two months' old girl and was found last night la M
the hallway of 150 Forsyth street, ,, -mM
Another Day of tho Cold Blast, 4smaVI
mWlSHTHOTOar, Deo.B9.- v-Laimail
InaicatUmt ror tfu noes) 3 I
tlVbvr lunar, oommeno &JAI
tug at 0 P, if. to-aavz r I'iaEmflal
For Connecticut ant 'HH
Saitern Sew York, Jutf "' 'jH
leeattier, preotdti in f M -' ;H
nerthtrn portion ty Kgtif JKM
mow; vxittrtv wind, ' JCH
htoh along a coat, OU H
mtnWUng tnjoret; eolHaV ' lH
Frtaay morning, OOoattt Ptf tewr rrrrug tmmf hf flH
T, n. JHiaiaH