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PRICE ONE CENT. EVENING EDITION, NEW YORK, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1887. EVENING EDITION. PRICE ONE CENT.1 JM
WORDS FROM THE PEOPLE.
.THOUSANDS IN THE OITT WHO BUFFER
j BECAUSE COAL IS DEAR.
fjnall Dealen In the Poorer Districts Sell
wltb Utile Profit, bu( the Coal Huron
Hhow No Mercy Fenro that the Coming;
Winter Will lie ne lUrt n the I,nt
Bbort Weight and Higher Prices Already.
King Goal is a despotic) monarch in tho
winter-timo, and in Buoh cold spells 'as this
be makes millions trcmblo at bis nod.
The coal barons who defy the miners in
the Lehigh Valley and the Reading dlstrlot,
profess to wait with equanimity for tho striko
to come to an end, but in many a densely
populated quarter of this city are thousands
whose homes must be cold and ohoerless till
coal can bo cot at a fair prico.
A Would reporter, who had just been in.
torviowjng some big coal firms who said thero
Vras no scarcity, that coal was plentiful and
cheap and that it would continuo to bo so all
through this season, was sent to canvass the
wfews of tho smallor dealers, who aro brought
directly in contact with tho consumer.
They aro to bo found all along tho east and
yrest sides of the city, and tho reporter started
At Twenty third streot and First avenue, go
Thero aro many big coal wharves in the
Vicinity, but almost every grocery store has
ft wooden box on tho sidewalk filled with
' coal for sale in small quantities to tho tone.
Tho first storo visited was that of Mr. Pat
tick J, MoAsdrows, at C21 First avenuo. Mr.
JIoAndrows, q well-proserved man of fifty
years, was selling a poor woman a pailful of
coal as the reporter approached.
' ' She will carry that three blocks and then
tip four bteep flights of stairs," Bald he when
Ms customer trudged away. " I sell it to her
5t 12 cents a pailful, which is about tho price
pay for it mysolf. I don't make any profit
, on it, but keep it, like sugar and soup, as an
Accommodation to my customers. I pay $0 a
ton at the yard, and It's hard to get anyhow.
Of course, it's not tho best coal. Tho dealers
palm off on us the inferior grades, and in
steed of 2,340, or even 2,000, pounds to the
ton thoy seldom give us more than 1,900."
Mr, OboHes Sethmaun, at 821 East Twenty
Bixth Street, complained that sinco the bo-
finning of tho Lehigh strike ho had been uu
ble to get enough coal to supply his custom
ers. "Thoy raised the prico." ho said, "and
cave us en inferior quality while wo could
set any. and now they tell us we must go clso
, where till tho trouble is over. The worst of
it-is that our customers expect us to keep
everything, and if they can't get coal here
they Co to our rivals for everything else in
the way of provisions."
. ' ' Tho coal famine of last year spoiled the
retail trade in coal," said Mr. Martin Knoop,
of 001 First avenue. "I notice that lots of
toy customers who had to pay $9 a ton last
winter have managed this year to save up a
littlo money and buy it by the ton in advance
of the cold weather. There ore more coal
peddlers this year, too. Lots of the mon
who wore put off digging up the streets by
Gen, Newton's order have gone into that
business and they have cut us out They
deliver the coal to the top floor if necessary,
and thoy have formed nu organization by
Slilch thoy get tho coal direct from tho cot
eries." Said Mrs. Charlotte Roche, of 338 East
Twenty-fourth street; "The poople who
think the small dealers get the most profit on
coal make a big mistake. The people at tho
yards charge us what they like. No matter
Low high the prico is wo cannot get more
than 13 cents for a pailful, and when tho
Jirice goes up to $0.25 a ton, like it is now.we
ose money. Tho railroads and the collieries
have all tho say in the matter."
Mr. Henry Grube. who keeps a grocery
store next to his brother Frederick's barber
i shop, at 835 First avenue, was disposed to
blame the big stores for taking away busi.
facts. ' ' Our trade has fallen off 76 per cent.
is the last few years," he said. " I have to
'Bell coal to keep my customers, and I can't
set a profit on it in these times. The box
blocks up the sidewalk aud prevents people
from seeing the goods in my store window.
I used to do a good trade In toys, but now
the Bchools give away heaps of toys ut Christ
inas and spoil my trade. If it wasn't for the
candy that I sell i oouldn't make a living."
" How ao the poor people get enough coal
this weather?" repeated Mr. Williuru OwenB,
'of 322 East Thirty-first streot. "Well. I'm
eire I don't know. Tho fact is they don't
urn any more in such weather as this than
they do when its warmer. They have just so
much money to lay out on the house and thoy
can't get any more. Sometimes wo give
credit of course, but credit don't savo them
any money. There ought to be a fixed price
for coal all the year round instead of tho
monopolists raising the price when the poor
poople want it most." . .
Mr, Edward Kennedy, who Keeps a dusv
,-trtore at 810 East Forty .sixth street, said : "I
-don't believe the strikes make any difference
In the price of coal. We put up the price
anyhow this time of tho year, strike or no
etrlko. There's no reason to the mind of a
fclain man why Lykens Valley should be
Uearer because tho Lehigh men have quit
work, but it is, and from all I see it will go
higher yet. If tho Government owned tho
fairways I think it would bring about fair
Mr. Henry Assenbeok, of 715 First avenue,
told tho wholesale dealers had raised the
price from fS.23 to $0 within tho past two
weeks, but he thought it couldn't go any
higher just yet. " The only thing they can
do is to give us short weight, and they aro up
to that trick, They know wo have no means
tot weighing the coal ourselves."
Mrs. Ellen Barsloy, of 823 East Thirty,
fourth stroet. sold : f,I do quito a bnsinoBS in
bags and by the pailful. I get the coal from
tho yard at half n ton and a ton at a time, and
it costs me, with the cartage, $7 a tou. Lots
of people who you would think would be
able to lay a Btock m their cellars have to
buy it in small quantities every day op tn o
became it's so dear. They are more eco
nomical with it in that way. Besides they
1 feet orodit for a week or two, " ,
.Hold Mr. Fredorick Stork, of 810 First
tvrcnuo : " I see by tho papers that the strikos
are being settled, nut prices are rising just
the uune, The worst winter months havoyot
to come, and already coal is SO cents (on
higher than it ever used to be. They tell me
tho mines were never bo productive as they
have bcon this year, but the people don't get
the benefit of it."
Mr. Patrick Hcaney. of 235 East Forty.flfth
street, said there ought to bo some regulation
xnado by the city as to the weighing of coal.
" They pretend to weigh it at the yards,"
Jiq said, " but we don't Jtnow whether the
Males are fflght or 1! tho cart weighs as much
as they sail it does. This is a matter that
concerns every one, and something ought to
be done about it."
Exchanges to Close To-Morrow.
Tbs NewTork Stock Ejchanga and tho OoBselU
eftrlioek utfjbi&mmn&i&Sji wji SB ie
jteenevBfttUMxt T4ar ,
Ut AuuLjJciiit?t i. a .uivr.byiltdiii&dHmte
JESSIE WIIITE8 BAD DEATH.
A -Letter Written by Falaskl W. Klein
Found on Uer Person.
The reports published in soveral morning
papers that Jossie White, the young woman
who died last evening at the house of
Mrs, Thomas Smith, a midwife, at 189 Stagg
streot, Brooklyn, after asking that person to
perform an operation upon her. oto partly
erroneous, inasmuch as the girl did not aek
such a thing.
What sho did ask was that Mrs. Smith pre
scribe some medicine for her as she was not
feeling well. Mrs. Smith, not knowing what
was the matter with the .girl, positively ro
fused. At tho timo Mrs. Smith noticed that tbo
girl's mouth looked sore, as though It had
been burned by some acid. Other than this
(here .was nothing to show that she was in
any sorioui trouble.
After tho girl died a letter was found in
her pocket which read as follows :
I havo discovered the person who yon were In
search or, Mrs. Thomas Smith, 1S9 Stags street.
Yours respectfully, K-
Aftor reading this lotter Polico Capt.
Kaisor. of the Sixth Preolnot, started out to
find who " K." was. Late in tho evening he
arrested Pulaski W. Klein, a man about
thirty years old, of 880 Bedford avenue,
Brooklyn, on suspicion. Ho took him to the
Klein maintained that he knew nothing
about tho case, Capt. Kaiser thon got him
to writo a letter which ho compared with the
one found on tho girl's body. The hand
writing was identical. Klein then admitted
that ho wrote the lettor found on the girl,
but more than this ho would not say.
A theory advanced is that the girl had been
betrayod, and In a fit of despondoncy and
shame took poison. As it nt present stands,
thero is considerable mystory about tho cose.
Coroner Lindsay has ordered Klein de
tained as a witness for tho inquest.
The result of tho Coroner's inquest this af.
tornoon showed that an abortion had been
performed on the girl, Kloin was arrested,
SHIFTING THE POLICE CAPTAINS.
The Conimlealoncr to Make Borne Neces
sary Transfer To-Day.
Tho Polico Commissioners held a two
hours' conference in President Fronch's room
last evening, the subject under disoussion
being tho transfer of some of the oaptains.so
as to give the new ones an opportunity to dis
The first snag was the Nineteenth Pre
cinct, in which Mr. Voorhis demurred to
any change Ho maintained that Capt.
Ileilley was a now man there, and it was not
fair to transfer him simply because of a
It was suggested that Capt. Bollley was
anxious to be transferred, but Mr. Voorhis
was inexorable andthe Nineteenth was passed
Qen. Porter does not like tho idea of trans
ferring Capt. Westcrvelt from the Grand
Central Station to the Mulberry street station.
Capt. Meakim to go to the Grand Central
Gen. Porter raised the same objection that
he did when Westervelt was promoted from
He did not regard his record as unexcep
tionable, but when called upon by Mr.
French to specify any rolseonduot. he said
frankly that he did not know that he could
do so, out he was opposed to him anyway.
Before the Commissioners separated it was
pretty generally agreed that they would hold
a formal meeting to-day and very quietly
make about a dozen transfers, including
Capts. Blevin. Brooks, Meakim, Westervelt,
Cassidy, Hooker, Grant, Allaire and Garland.
JERSEY CUTS RED-PEPPER BATTLE.
The Women Give Dull and the Hoeband Will
Hue lor Divorce.
The principals in the Boyd.Hamilton red
pepper scandal wore all in Justice Weed's of
fico, on Gregory street, Jersey City, this
Mrs. John Boyd, the wife of the Clerk of
tho Board of Freeholders, with her counsel.
ex-Mayor Collins, arrived at 10 o'clock and
decided to waive examination. She gave
bonds to appear on both of the charges made
by Mrs. Hamilton and her mother, Mrs.
lo,son- V. ,
The other two women readied court just
otter Mrs. Boyd lett, with their counsel, and
were both placed on the stand to verify their
Mrs. Nellie Hamilton swore that when she
opened the door of her residence, 168 Grand
street, to admit Mrs. Boyd, the latter began
tho fight by throwing tho red pepper into her
eyes and those of her mother.
Mrs. Tolaon also swore that Mrs. Boyd
threw the pepper.
After they bad left court John Boyd on
tcrcd. and learned what had passed. He an
nounced that ho would sue for a divorce, and
declared that all of the trouble was caused by
his wife's foolish jealousy.
Mrs. Tolson was arrested last evening on
Mrs, Boyd's chargo of throwing the pepper
and was taken before Justice Itouget. Boyd
furnished her bail.
It is said that Mrs. Boyd is to be arrested
again on a chargo of malicious mischief to be
uiado by William Harvey, the owner of Nel
lie Hamilton's home on Grand streot, tho
shutters and windows of which wcro ruined
by the bricks Mrs. Boyd hurled through
MAYOR HEWITTS INYITATI0N.
If lie Has New Year's Cheer with the Pres
(dent It Will Ue In an UnoBlelal.Way.
It is stated on good authority that Mayor
Hewitt has been Invited to partake of New
Year's cheer with President Cleveland at the
White Houso, either on Sunday or Monday,
To ascertain whether he would accept the
invitation, and If he did, on whloh day he
would sit down at the Presidential board, a
Would reporter called upon tho Mayor at
his offlco in tho City Hall to-day.
To the Inquiry, Mayor Hewitt answered
with some warmth i "That la my own pri.
' But if yon had been invited in your
official capacity as Mayor of the city i"
mildly suggested the reporter.
"But I haven't been invited as Mayor
That long dash confirmed the truth of the
rumored invitation, but President Cleveland
will have to look for Mr. Hewitt'sacoeptance
or declination elsewhere than In The Would.
A Detainer Horsewhipped by Two Women.
iriCULTO TBZ WOBLD.1
Oiuhp lUrini, Dec. W.-Cdr Springs l ail
exoltement to-day over ins action ol two women,
Mrs. Heory Avery and Mrs. Cnrren. It seems that ,
a mtrrled msn named George Morehouse was said
to have boasted recently that he had been Intimate
with them. Lot otgnt they went on the warpath,
armed with horsewhips, and proceeded to vindicate
I ikStWr. ' HelMJiy td, ostom urn.
THE DAY IN WALL STREET.
YANDERBILT DIYIDEND3 CAUSE DIBAP-
Much Interest Manifested In "The World's"
Tteportorthe 1'arlfle Itnllroad Commis
sion Dulls I.lft Manitoba Imrkowanna
Directors Happy Union Pacific Advances
Tho exolusive publication byTiKWonLD
of tho two reports of the Paolflo Railway
Commission was tho leading toplo of conver
sation in Wall street during tho early hours
of business to-day.
Investors and speculators havo been await
ing definite Information concerning these
important doouments for some time with a
great deal of anxiety, and thoy wore accord
ingly discussed In all their bcariugs.
Union Paciflo stook showed IncreaBod
strength for a time, and sold up to 68K, but
it later yielded half a point.
The wholo list after oponlng a fraction
lowor took on strength, and tbo bulls lifted
Manitoba from looftto 111 O., G., 0. & I.
from MX to 68, Now England from 87Kto
88, and Missouri Paoifio from 80K to 00K.
This movement, howover, came to a sudden
halt when uoss was received from tho Grand
Control Depot In regard to tho Vandorbllt
For weeks the street has been lod to bellevo
from Bomi-official statements about tho
enormous business of tho companies
that tho stockholders would rooelvo
large dividends, and the fooling w as confident
oven this morning that the directors' meet
ings woiild give a much-needed lift to specu
lation. Instead of this the Lake Shore aud Michi
gan Central will each pay 3 and tho Canada
Southern IX per cent. This division is for
the six months and is precisely tho same as
was mado in June for tho first half of the
The statements rendered are favorable it is
true, but it is tbe dividonds and not official
reports that the stockholders are after.
The Lake Shoro earned 8.13 por cent, on its
t.took this year, against .8R in 1888. It closos
tbe year with a surplus of $1,145, 087.
aftor paying $262,000 assessment on Niokol
Plato stocks and additional payments into
the Sinking Fund of $260,000; Kalamazoo 8si
200,000, and Sharon Brauoh oonatruotiou,
187,460. The Michigan Central earned 0.69
per cent., ngainat 6.08 in 1836.
It winds up the year with a surplus of
$367,742. Tbe Canada Southern's surplus is
$140,000, and the company oarned 3.60 per
cent, on its stook against U.71 per cent, last
IIThe directors of the Lackawanna also met
for dividend purposes this morning, and the
prosperous condition of the company's
finances placed President Sloan and tho
directors in a happy frame of mind,
Tho stockholders will get IH per cent, for
the quarter which will bo earned this month
and besides they are vouchsafed the informa
tion that the company made fully 12 per cent,
on the stock for the year. zirr .
The early rlso In stocks was followed by a
decline of in Manitoba and of i to 1 por
cent, in the remainder of tbe list.
Money lont at 5 a 0 por cent. Sub-Treasury
debtor at the Olearlng.Houso this morning in
the largo sum of $1,088,309.
Governments are steady at 125K a 120&
for reg. 4s, 12DK a 127, for coupon 4s ana
107 a 108K for 4Mb.
In railroad bonus Union Paciflo lets sold at
115W a 11 OH, The sinking funds were 2
points higher, at 11CK,
Wabash Chioago Div. rose X , to B9)tf ; K. T.
consols U, to lOfiXi do. 6s H, to 63, and do.
6s X. to 73. For Worth lets f ell off M,
In London, consols are up to 102, Ameri
cans are yi to better. In Paris rentes ore
also firm at 8f, 16c,
Oftn. Bfth. xt. eloi.
OtntdaSonthira.... UM (eti tV My
Oi.t., Ool Oin. & Ind (tl SS HH S)Q
Oblo.',Bnri.Qaliici 180, 5uj ISO JSOU
OhicuotNurtlnui., lOTJi 108W 107K 104
Chic' frock Ii. A Po ........ 1WK 11J lll.'t liu
Co). 4 Ilooklnir Vill.T..! 3V 3iW Ht)i 34V
Colorado Ool & Iron SU 88 SS 80
OouondstMl Oh 1iH 35M AiH "
Del.. Lack. A WwUm ... ... 130 lju5 liS lliorj
Del. Hu'U.n ...103 lOjU 1&3J 10JX
K.Tenn.,Va.Gi..,. ....I.. lOlf 10 3 111 10W
Fori Wuittl A D.nw ijitj o ffi " H
IUinoU ointrU."...,. . 11J 11?S 117K 1178
LouUtllleaNMbnuV. ........ iM 61 Sl2 ei;
Uka Blior..... jWJ 5 W t
l-mli.ltle, H. Alb. ioiiloaa-o. 8a 8S 81 88
Manhattan Conaol 8CU CK 96V t6V
MiMonrl afiao..., Su2 M"Vj 8iJ 82
Mlaaoarl.Kanaaa Tex..:." 17 18) 11)1 ISM
Kan,. Cb.ua. St. I. IH 1 M 78
Maw York Central,...,.... 109 l6 108V 101U
Mew York New du.Und B7S niu 87.3 87JS
N. Y Ohio. Si. I'.uu . Itii iaj Wi Ml
I. Y. like rfrle We.tern.. is'J fflj tax iS)i
N. Y.: Bum. . Waetorapfd.. Vi'jJ MI4- TJU. WW
Norro(kWeUrn..v. 15?i 18. 15 Is
Norfolk XwealerntiJ.: iiji 43M 48 43
Northern Peclno..,. 31I 331; MK aa(
Northern Paciflo pfd 42 48V afllj 48W
ObioAMUaiaaiuol. HIV 31J 3U UOi
OrnronlUUx.r A Narration. B'jJl V0 HuS SiH
OntranTraoaoonUnasUl 3l(Z 31M 21 C 3IC
PoTaoMll 81! Sfi S5fJ 85K
Phllad.lDOia iuadlu-....... 65T4 tlft es& 63W
Klcumoad 4 We.l Point Tor.. 3J2 3.1 3i Yiji
Ht. Paul Omaha. 40 40? 40 40M
bt Paul. Omaha pfd 107 1U7 1081 10S
St.Paol.Mlnn. A Manitoba,,.. 1W UXfi 10'Jf. Ill
Hi. lyiuIaAHan Pran...,. 8el2 87 siA? 87
H. Ix,uU Ran Fran.pfd...... 73 Til,' 73 Wi
Tejaa Paolflo ,. 3oM 3-Vi 3814 3Sl!
Tenn.6oallron. ...... I...:., hi; 23)! 2H)i 5jiJ
Union Paciflo...... , A8W M'J SS BH.J
We.urn Union V.eerapb 78 78)4 77V 77;!
WbMlinc ALakaKn UH ii 432
MB. NIC0LL IN NEW QUAETEBa
He Will Practice T.aw, bat Will Occasion
ally Help Out Col. ITellow.
Assistant District-Attorner DeLancey
Nlcoll to-day established himself in new
offices in tbo Astor Building, 10 Wall street,
where he will resume the general practice of
tho law, avoiding common criminal practice.
Regarding tho bribery cases ho said to a
Would reporter that Col. Fellows has asked
him to assist in their prosecution and
whethor he will or not will depend entirely
upon his ability to spare the time from his
private practice to do so.
JERSEY CITI W1TH0DT WATEBL
Tbe Ulafa-Servlce Pawning; Htattoa Idle
Tlfrough Broken Machinery.
Half of Jersey City was deprived of its
water supply this morning. The other half
receives a muddy stream from the faucets.
The cause was the breakdown of the ma
chinery at the hlgh-servloe pumping station
in Summit avenue. How long the water
famine will lost Is doubtful.
Btorm-Dound Hchoenera In Itockpert Bay.
recur. TO III WOSLD.l
RocxroBT, lltu., Dec so. Tnre ycueU tare
pat Into tbis port oaisant of the recent eveie
storm. Oae ot tnem, a sctaeoaer, tu ber Jib sad
(orrsalt blown sway, and sbe sppeara to be wster
lossed, Anotbtr cbeooer, laden with, sand, u
rlaintr out tbe breexe In tbe bay, almost cevsred
Fell Demi a Hatchway.
WWUm Wlsoriy, twent-one years old, ef 183
WlUongbby avenne, Brooklyn, while at work on
tbe tblrd Doer ef 188 Folton street, isu elty. tbU
fr.vtwip mt wtS
be CMKbtM ftffft ftoftMl.
UDBTED TDRN8JJP WINKING.
Declarlnc thnt II Has No Intention of tlet
ting Ont of tbe llace.
ariciiL TO Till WOSLD.I
Amint, Doo. 60. Tho great and only
James W. Busted, of Westchester, was as
chipper as evor this morning when he hod
finished his breakfast at the Delavan House.
He walked around tho corridor, and enter
ing his parlor headquarters, saw that ex-Sen-ator
Pitts, of Orleans, and Assembly,
man Qrippcn, of Saratoga, had taken posses
sion of tho room.
" Anybody been here ? " asked tho General
as ho glanocd around.
" Too oarly yet," roplled ex-Senator Pitts,
"but I expoct some of our friends from the
western part of the State on the next train."
" Bee here, Pitts," exclaimed Husted, and
for fiftcon minutes tho man who wants to be
Speaker for tho slxth.tinin mid tho ex-Senator
hold n conferenco near tho windows.
At 10 o'clock The Woniw correspondent
had a few moments' chat with tho wily bird
from the boights of Poekskill.
" Who said I Intended to withdraw from
the raoe?" ejaculated Husted. "I am hero
and theso aro my headquarters.
" Does that look as if I had quit so early in
the contest? Why, my dear fellow, yon
ought to know Jne by this time (winking
his loft ova.) How many members havo ar
rived ? Not half a dorcn.
" Walt till moro of tho members arrive be
fore you writo up anything about tho fight.
" I saw young Colo at breakfast. Ho was
seated at a tablo with young Hamilton and
young Oroaby. Of course ho expects to be
olectod. He thinks ho will havo a walk over.
" His friends havo circulated a slory that I
will get out of the fight before to-morrow
Why, my dear fellow, I havo not bogun
my fight yet, while young Cole has boen elec
tioneering ever since tho day he was nomi
nated." Mr. Fremont Colo, tho youthful Schuyler
statesman, has tho largest crowd of early ar
rivals and his headquarters aro thronged this
Hamilton and Crosby are enlisted in bis
cause and are ready to pounce upon tho rural
Assemblymen as soon as thoy register.
Young Colo smiles when told of Uusted's
"If I am not very much mistaken," he
Bald to-day, "Qen. Hustod will make the
speech in the cauous nominating ma for
Shoridon Shook is here. His parlors look
like a commissary shop. They aro stocked
with liquors and cigars from tho Morton
Shook is solid for Colo. Lost year Shook
helped to eloct Husted and Hustod promised
to work and vote for Morton for Senator.
Husted went over to Miller. Shook is now
having his revenge.
It is said thnt Colo will reoelve the support
of the Republican Assemblymen from Kew
York, Kings, Biohmond and Suffolk ooun.
This will amount to nine solid votes.
THROWN FROM A TfiE8TIE!r"""
Six Stock Cars Smashed to Hpllntera on the
A disastrous smash-up oconrrod at .80
o'clock this morning on tho freight line of
Pennsylvania Itallroad in Jorsoy City. Six
empty stook cars wero thrown over the
trestle to the ice-covered meadows forty feet
below and smashed to atoms. No one was
The train was ono of twenty-eight cars,
which loft tho freight station at 4.20 to con.
noct with the West Shore over the Brunswick
streot junction. When at the corner of Sixth
and Brunswick streets tho forward axle of
tho sixth cor from the rear broko, and the car
was hurled Into tho air.
The other fivo followed it with a thunder
ing crash and formed a splintered heap of
many yards on the ice. As the coupling of
tho first car to fall was broken by the shock
those forward escaped.
At daylight an army of people from tho
tenement district surrounded the ruin and
snatched the wood sobered from the iron
work by a hundred wori&en. At 11 o'elock
nothing but the Ironwor, the badly dam
aged trestle and the crowd were left.
Cntrles for Gntlenbura,
Tbe managers of tin Nona Haaton Driving Park
annoDuoo tbe following entries for tbe several
races to be ran to-morrowi
Parse $200, of which tw to tbe second, for borate
tbat have ma sad not won daring tbopreaeat
meeting; maidens allowed 10 lb. ; are furlongs.
Fred Datlf 118 Vlodei ,. 11
Nlmrod 118 LfahVM jlj
Gilt ., 116 Klna Oeorca 118
Wonder 118 Comma..-. 110
flonMOM 118 Marine!. 10J
lonoleKoucbo 115 Htrlns lias 100
Harry Hum lit
Parse t200, of wbtcb t&e to the recondj con
dition sad distance same as first race.
Tanllna- '. .... 118 UlUr Orth 108
Ooblln - 118 nutlenborg 1U5
Jim llrannan 118 llerryndU, , 108
O.Tlow US Ko-Ko,, 100
Kdltor US Commotion 100
Wearer..... Ho Minnie Cere 100
Jo. tin Mack..,., 108
Parte 1200. of which tso to tbe second, for all
agea; telling sllowanoet; boriea entered to be told
for tioo to carry 100 lb., with t lb. added for eaob,
$100 tip 10 tliw: then 4 lb. added for eaob f 100 ou
to tl. w; live furlong.
Battledore 13 Sweatj 103
Pataraburs, .13 J!. Ansa 08
John Finn 10 Velvet... 03
Nallor... 10 Uixi 0 03
John Alexander loj Pat Dennla 00
l'lijfalr uOilnlner 100
W1I07 08 Ilradburn.. 00
Tu Miller..., OiMarcuerlU 00
Dliil llruneili 03 'Major W
. rODBTU BACK.
Parse 1200, of which t&o to tbe seoandt for all
aget, wlih ta lb. abore tbt scale; aelllng allow
ances; aeven lurloni.
Iranhoe 181 rUrap m
Henry II 1W Vain Pit
llllii.rd 1M Kndoeer 13
Hob May 125 Jo l'Ureon. Ui
VanoloM lUlUruU ICO
Perse IJO0. of wblcb $50 to tbe seeond, for til
tget; teuisg allewances; seven furlongs.
JlrUht Erea., ..,...... 6 flweety 1U&
Hen Tbompaon to Tnnla 100
Banero 08 Ton FoaUr .. W
Neptunna 05 Veto. .... M
Pooaaaat M WuiwUrU,,,, M M
Theodora , 101
ltaclng will begin at 1.80 r. tf. sba
UaelntT at Clifton To-Day.
Cliftom xucb Track, Dee. 80. Wher clear
and cold. Attendance light; track rather rough.
First race, fire lurlonp, woo by Bt, Clare; Spring
Eagle second. Sphinx Oily third. Time, 1.08.
Second race, Ore Inrloogi, won by count Luna;
Ro-allnd seeond, 1. ). Utaly third. Time, J.O).
Third race, three-quartera of a mile, won by
regaaui; Qlendon stoond. Pampero third. Time,
'Fourth nee, tbres-qoarter of a mile, won by
James A, ; Courtier second, Frans third. Time,
Otn. Foster to Retire.
petition or Astteuat United; Staiis flitttlot-At-torney
on Jan. i.
il 1 . - j It "
THEY DID NOT STRIKE.
Beading Employees Befuso to Obey
Trains Moving as Usual Along:
tho Entire System.
After aLem Discussion tho "Lender at Ttn.
Ina- Pasted a Reaolnllon at O.DO O'clock
This Morning: Ordering; n. Henrml Itrlke
It I Maid That tbe Men Were Kxpeeted
to Go Ont at Noon To-Dny Trains Mot
Ina ae Uaiml on Mnny of tho llranch
Rondo President Corbln Is Now on the
Boone of Action Tbo Company Has
Nothlna to Bay Everything- Quiet.
ItrsciAL io nir WOBLD.!
llnAnnio Dipot, l'a., Doo. SO. Although
tho order to striko issued hy tlie convention
here early this room-
!-fga lug was designod to go
ff S into olToct at noon to-
VM 'SSnat VK '"a) ' t-'oro lms uoen "
WW s. WJ interruption of trnfflo
JLP Jf up to this hour, 4
WMtfEj'' yjpl Htipt. Oablo says that
yywuK'ir&IJlKsi' ra'ns nro moving
tfStJnff Vj ree'y ou U' main lino
J ll'J rind the situation is
joiin u ucb. rothor hotter for tho
company to-day than It was yesterday.
No trouhlo has been reported to him from
anywhere excopt at Gordon Tlnnce, whoro
tho men quit work at 11.80 o'clock this morn
ing. Gordon Pianos Is a coal.ladlng point In tho
mountains abovo tho lino of tho road and tho
men employed tbore nro a soparato gang,
moro closely allied to tho miners than to the
At Mahanoy Planes, also on tbe Fraokvillo
branch, tho mon are not working to-day, but,
than, thoy wero not working yesterday
Mr. Oablo has been informed that fourteen
men struck at Port lllchmond this morning,
but that their plaoes wore promptly filled
and that work is proceeding as usual. He
says thnt the usual number of trains has left
Port Hichmond bound up tho road to-day,
and the upper terminus bound down, and
that there has bcon no interruption at Inter
Moro applications for work have also boon
rocoivod from old bonds to-day than yostor
day. Tn Reading hero all Is quiet and tho men
are not expected to oboy tho order to strike.
Tho general belief, however, is that thero
will be' strikes at somo points on tbe road
this evening, so that the fnll effect of tbe
order will not bo seen before to-morrow
The delegates to tho convention went away
on the early trains this morning.
PmitAOELTiiTA, Deo. 80. The aetlon of tho
Reading employees' convention at Reading
lost night has apparently had littlo effect this
morning in this city. Traffic has been but
little inteirupted on the Reading lines and
work is proceeding at Port Richmond and
the other stations here much as usual.
At the goneral offices both General Man.
nger McLeod n,nd General Bupt Swelgard
declare that everything is golne along satis
factorily and that the v do not anticipate any
trouble as a result of the ordor for a general
striko issued at Reading early this morning.
Frosldont Oorbln came over from Kew York
this morning to attend the last meeting of the
reoelvors prior to the dissolution of tho re
ceivership, which by order of tho Court oc
curs at midnight to-morrow, i
Austin Corbln, President of tho Philadel
phia and Reading Railway Company, went to
Philadelphia last evening. Ho is now on the
soene of action of tbe trouble with tho em
ployeos of tho road.
Vice.Prosident Maxwell received a special
despatch this morning saying that the con
vention of miners and railroad men nt Read
ing in its all-night session last night had
resolved to renew tho strike of tbe railway
employees, but he declined to inako any com
ments to a Woni.ii reporter.
" The situation Booms to be this," said
Editor Baward, of tho Coal Trade Journal.
" The strikers never gain anything when
thoy striko against a wealthy employer and
they havo learned the lesson. Ihey select
somo employer who is not able to stand a
fight and he is compelled to do that which
he cannot afford or go to tho wall.
" It was so with Reading. Tho road was
down or the men could never hsvo got tho
concessions mado. Tho road could not afford
it, but was obliged to come down in order to
carry out its financial agreements. Now Mr,
Corbln has got tho road ou Its feet, and he Is
ready to fight, or in othor words, to manage
the property himself.
"I have seen in my time strikes and labor
troubles forco the mining business bf the
Scranton and Lehigh regions out of the
bands of individuals and Email corporations
into combinations and powerful corporations
which can Btand a fight with the men.
"Tho Schuylkill region is the last to re
main in tho hands of individual minors, but
theso strikes will forco them to unite, and
combination prices will follow,
' ' At present only about one-half the miners
are at work, a scarcity of cars forcing the rest
into idleness. In the tahlgh region 14,000
men are on strike, and there is only a very
little work going on just enough to say that
the mines are in operation.
" This strike began Sept. 6, when a demand
for a raise of IS per cent, was made. Tbe Le
high people resisted. Reading conceded 8
far cent, and tho men went to work. Rut
leading was weak thon. It is strong enough
to stand alone now, and this is the glaokost
season of tbo year. .,....
" For three months, beginning Dee, 1, there
Is almost nothing dono from necessity. That
is why tbe wholesale coal men are so apathe
tlo regarding the present trouble.
"Tho 8 per cent, concession was to con
tinue until Jan. 1, and then, Mr. Oorbln said,
the Reading would bo governed by the action
of tho Lehigh people. It could not afford to
nay more than tho latter. That isunques.
tlonably true, and Lehigh has peremptorily
refuted to concodo a peuny, ,...,,
"The Reading employees spoiled their
cause by the break at Port Richmond. The
order ot the Knights of Labor leaders for a
ters and get Io hapo to wall until uX Xuw
A cohis nAV roit nvsmn.
Hit Cinrict for Hit NpeaUtrihil tUnhtng
day, but things have not worked right, nnd
henco tho order of tho convention at Hood
ing. ' Meantime tho striko, although only par
tial, lms workod to ' stall ' tho road, and
minors aro in enforced idleness on account of
it. Fully twenty thousand miners aro idlo
in the Lolilgh Mid Hchuylkill regions.
" Bohuylklll nnd ticranton have bcon rain
ing and furnishing more coal to us than nil
throo did u year ago, and tho Lehigh striko
has had absolutely no olToct upon prices
hero. It is tho wrong season for a striko to
affoct us any way.
" Of courso, in cruo of a strike the poor
fieoplo of this elty would soon feel it, nnd
boir pailful of coal would bo a luxury in
doed. A gonoral blockado of tho Reading
system would bo tho most effective strike
imaginable bo far as Now York's coal supply
is concerned, but It would hurt only tho small
consumers nnless the striko oontlnued two or
Timothy Putnam, o leading mombor of
District Assembly No. 49, who managed tho
coal-handlers' striko last winter, said to-day
to a Would reportor that ho had not doolded
whether or not he would manage tho strike
of the Reading Railroad employees lu com
pliance with tho request "of a committee
which called npon him yesterday.
He also eald (bat the roport in a morning
newspapor about the visit of tho committee
nnd his remarks was correct, including tho
following paragraph, about which he had
nothing further to soy, as it spoko for itself :
II the light li to be continued the Anarchists, tbe
Hoclallals and tho trade unionist will all ba Invited
to aatlat ui la tbclr own wart.
It is boliovod that the exooutivo officers of
No. 49, who control all the ooal habdlers'
and tho froight handlers' local assemblies in
this city and tho Ocean Association of Long
shoremen have been officially notified of the
strike and that tho prinolpal object of tbo
vifilt of tbe Reading men's oommitteo was to
get the aid of No, 49,
The following is a copy of a circular which
has boen extensively scattered about tho
city. It is attributed by Knights of Labor to
tho Pinkerton polico managers.
TO SCH AND SOUS MUST Bl AITMED.
rellow-workmen, the hour hn come. Tne
sstniles of telenco matt play a part la tbo strug
gle of the luturo.
Yeaterday It was the slaoghter of our comrades
at Chicago. To-day It la the aiaaaaloatlon o( Omeeo
or our brothers on tbo Philadelphia and lteaulog
Itallroad ysteai. True, tbe sword Is iho weapon
or clrcumttauies, but their victims peruh. all the
Do not waste your force on the scaba they are
only the effect of tbe prraent damnable commercial
and competitive aratrm. IlKoTHOY by all tbe
agendo at your command the direct repreaenta
Uvea ol tne ajatem, tbeCorblos, the Maxwell and
Let the Torch, tbe Bombor tbe Bullet atrlke them
now. Let all ttie7 poaitis to the flamea be given,
boand them night and day,
Tina Btrlke muit be made tbe war of tbo claeaes
agiloit tbe tnaate.
Brothera, remember Chicago snd your oath.
Tho circular bears no names. It could not
bo traced to any of the labor organizations.
It was reported that It had also been circu
lated all along the lino of tho Roadlng road
and throughout Now Jersey and Pennsyl
vania. Among; tbo Tollers.
Work Is reported dull tn tbe cigar and tobacco
Tbe Track.Drlvera' Association will meet In
Clarendon liall next year.
The 'longtboremen generally are reported to be
well pleased with tbe prospect of a great organisa
tion aimllar to that of the ttreet-ear men.
Tbe Protreeilve rslntera' Union No, 1 ha a
mrmbrrablp of s,ooo, John Jooes, tbe walking
delegate, reports that tbe number U oonatantly
John Ilonert baa realyned the Secretaryship of
tbe Eagle Co-operatlvo PoblUhlng Aaaoelation, and
Erneat Bonn, Secretary of ilia central Labor
Union, la temporarily ailing tbe place.
Tbe twelve lodges of tke United Order of Ameri
can Carpenters and Joiner will elect officer be
fore the cloae of the proaeot year to serve for 1803.
There are I.OeO skilled workers In tbe Order.
Branch No. IT of the United Order of American
Carpenter and Joiners will give a literary enter
tainment and reception at Ljrto Hall on the eien
Ingot Feb. 8. John Heller, a B. Parker and D.
O. binlth are tbe rommltteein charge of tbe affair.
The Tobacco Trad t a' Section of tbo Central Labor
Union Uat night decidel to reject the amendment
to the o"uiwmion of the ceniral body which re-
?uire eaon new organization to pay an entrance
ee of ix Tbua far flvo of tbe ten aectlons have
rejected tbe amendment.
The fair of the Eoclalullo Labor party snd tbe
United German Trades Unions wai foimafiy opened
lut evening In Clarendon Hall and drew a large
number of persona. The fair continues tbt snd
to-morrow evening-. The proceeds wilt be deroted
to the eatabllabment of a printing-office.
Tbe waiter, bartender and oyatermen. at a
tna-meetlnr In the Concordia Assembly Hooms,
dlacuued laat evening the dlfflcnllles tbslr ouraa
bcattona have bad with tae Park and BallroomPro.
prltiora' Association. Borne of the ipeakers wero
were rtry forcible In their language and proposed
The Journeymen Barbers' Protective Union an
nounce It lecond annual reception and ball to be
held in Webater liall on Monday evening, Jan, 18.
The Committee of Arrangement ta oompoied of
Angoat bcbnelder, George llenry, Jullue G abler,
Edward Flnkelatone. P. J. llaibjrrnfl, Angoat
Hint, Randolph Walker, Martin Eraugo, Louis
Schramm and Albert Tblerfelder.
Stole a It of Lead Pipe.
In tbe Yorkvule Police Court this morning on
complaint of Frederick a Meier, of st West
Twsnty-aeoond street, Andrew llocradden, twenty,
four years old, of Kintty-ttxtb street snd second
avtoue, w held In 11,000 bail to answer tor
niuVhUAijIS felaM ft!
1 'nfAjtort "iBf ilTs7il.i1gli
SUICIDE IN A CAB. M
A Toung Englishman's Dood on J9H
tho Bridge. H
E. C. Baldwin Shoots a Bullet Is
Into His Brain. $H
Hiring; Cnb In Union Square and Iastroeu i!
Ina the Driver to Avoid Broadway Thon ''Slgssl
All Silent Till the Hbot Win Flred-The 1H
Wonnd Believed tobe Mortal No Reason TilH
Yet Known Why Ho Should Malts Away iiggggj
Willi llluiaelr-llla Friend Notified, "HI
With his head piilowod on a copy of fits) VB
City Directory, and blood spurting from ft v-B
bullot-holn in his forehead, a handsome ,vBU
young man lay dying this afternoon in the ySM
rear basement room of tho Brooklyn Bridgo V&1H
polloo Elation. v5Ji
Ho had shot himself with a 88-calibre re. '9
lolver whllo crossing tho bridgo in a cab rjjggg.
driven by Jamos McOooey. jUggggl
Policeman Luddon, stntlonod on tho Brook. 'xfl
lyn inolino of tho southern driveway wo f9
startlod a few minutes after 1 o'clook by the Jlggg.
nmfllod report of a pistol in an approaching lfl
Tho driver pulled up abruptly and glanee tB
into tho vohlclo showed its occupant leaning 'tfggggj
back, tho blood gushing from bis forehead B
and tho wcauon lyinc bosldo his nerveless issl
Tho cab Was driven rapidly to tho Bands 53B
streot station and notification at once sent j3fl
to tho Coroner. A letter in tbe pooket of i,
tho dying man boro tho uamo and address 43stl
" E. 0. Baldwin. 170 Clinton Btreet." MM
A messenger was instantly despatched to tH
that houso. In tho young man's pockets 9
wcro a small silvor watch with n cold chain, 3
$1.00 in money and a small collar-button.
Driver McGoooy said that ho bad been en- ' $
gaged at Fif teontli Btreet and Union square. 'IH
The gontlnman seemed porfeotly cool, ra. wU
tional and sobor then nnd instructed tho ffBBgl
driver to tako him to Fulton street, Brook. IftfH
lyn. , jlH
Tho young man gave partlonlar directions ifliH
not to drive down Broadway. The carriage rlH
had almost reached tho end of the bridge) 'JmH
when tho young man shot hlmsolf. He was - jH
about twouty.fivo years of ago, and- wore a ' kjH
dark coat and vest, striped trousers and a fine 2jM
chinchilla overcoat. He was not dead fit 2 fl
o'clock, but was breathing very faintly. ' !MjH
Burgeon Manitun, of tho Homooopathio H
Hospital, did what ho could for the young flU
man, but pronounood the wound to be a
mortal one, tho ball having passed into the) .
brain through tho centre of the forehead. - K-ilM
'Mrs. O. A. Munson keeps a boarding-hosso !
at 170 Clinton street, and E. O. Baldwin was Y.XM
one of hor boarders. Ho had n chum in Ed . kJM
Lnngloy, who is employed at 110 Broad- ifl
way, this city. , $M
Baldwin w as an Englishman, and bis uncle, -; -fm
Thomas S. Matthews, lives at 115 Madison iRS
stroet, Brooklyn. He was notified. Baldwin t''tg
had said at breakfast he wonld commit ni. $M
cldo somo timo, though no ono could pssiga 'ft
any reason for his desire to die. AM
SHOPLIFTERS IN C00ET. Wl
One of Them nefnsea to Swear to a Ueasjd rgg
ConTcaae Her GnlH. 3Hga
Barbara Pleishhauer, Iildley's girl detee. JfH
tive, made her third appearance this week in 39
tbo Court of Special Sessions to-day to pros- iffiM
ecuteKato Livingstono, aged twenty-tbreo 'jyj
years, and Catharine Nolan, a matronly look. ffljfj
ing woman of forty years, for shoplifting. , JM
Miss Livingstono pleaded guilty. She said 9
that sho was tempted to steal by being under Jafl
the influence of liquor. Mrs. Nolan pro. yM
tested hor innocence. yjH
The girl detective testified that she was ;99
beside Mrs. Nolan in the store when she .''fiB
pickod up a feather and other articles find 7H
placed them in her pocket. Tbe property Hjfl
was afterwards found in the woman's posses. .
sion. 1 'iuS
When Mrs. Nolan stepped on the witness. $
stand a Biblo was slipped in her hand by ,JH
Oflloer Sinclair, but sho refused to be sworn. XM
" I don't want to swear to a lie." she said. 'J$JM
" I did steal tho pins, but not the feather. u'Sm
Miss Livingstone gave mo that.'' ffl
Miss Livingstone denied the statement. 'SM
She admitted however, tbat she took a 3
feather herself. They were fined $10 each. fwM
Mary Bauer, of 113 Madison street, paid UU
Mrs. Nolan's fine. , ;M
Hannah Jackson, who was also diartrea MM
with shoplifting in Ridley's, was accusedby fll
Detective Itobert Morrison. She stole a 9Q
bottle ot cologne. The girl detective was a fl
witness. Mrs Jackson was fined $10. MM
Kate Brown, who was arrested for. tho lay. Jf9
cenyofa breast-pin in Eh rich's, was also .wfl
fined 910 on the plea ot guilty. ,M
BABEMtN BDBD00K WANTEEL ' i
A Tonne Girl Cbaraoa Dim with AUcssftfcjf. Tji
to Arrest Uer.
Miss Tillio Brown, ago seventeen years, Jm
who works in a stationery storo at 885 PiaHfe 9
avenuo, Brooklyn, which is owned by bf H
sister's husband, sworo out a warrant a Week: fmk
ago against John J. Bnrdook, second baft. TO1
man of the Boston League baseball teazn, om .4n
charges ot assault ana personating a detee ifM
The girl says that Burdock entered therttora M
in a hslf drunken condition and seizing; hey !
by the arm, tried to take her away with aim. -
Ho told her tbat bo was a detective and that $9
ho had a warrant for her arrest. She raa "JH
home and fainted on the stair. ... , ' !
Tbo Brooklyn polico aro looking to r'flB
1 1 flaifJI
Gay Ttro at the Polo aroaad. YfflM
llansger llutrle was In his glory at the Foto )Xm
Grounds to-day. Tbe tobosgan slides were la the 3SI
beat condition, there was a merry company of aB
people preaent, and every body was bapsr, WM Sm
pert Is expected to-night 351
The Tear to Go Cot Pleasantly. . JgB
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if W&TL ft. Is tnjal8r.it. (o-dayi .-.'ai
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r521f?ZJfKt& eomtnaKoM to frtth ant JAW
Wp ytt oartebls. .IJB
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xctatfier; tceterWt. UeamMV toJv ' ftm
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