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HE WOULD LIE IF TOLD TO.
UNBLUSHING EFFRONTERY OF ONE OF
PENNIS F. TA HI LT.. A DKrEXT! VS, HAKEA A
BBJRMUalNO STATKMK.N'T INTEREST IN
Tin: trim, ka l.t.inc OFT?THI
FIRST WI .MAX WITNESS
The MeKBM trial. In Brooklyn, is dwindling
In interest day by day. so long as the defence
present* it* witnesses. Each ono puts on a
b,.id fri.nt when Introduced, but th" cross-ex
BjalnUttOU entirely eradicates anything of value
intended to be contributed to the aupport of
the Gravesend Ross.
Yesterday the detective Dennis F. Cahill, who
was pent down with tho Gaynor party, occupied
about an hour and a half of the forenoon sessi.-n
under croea namlnatltn bj Mr Weinberg. The
result was a terrible breaking up on the part of
the witness as to accuracy of memory, and a
deliberate statement thai it was pan of the duty
of g detective of his (lass t" Ile whenever in?
structed to do ao by his employers There has
probably never been a more painful exhibition
of atultlflcatton before any court In New-York
than that displayed by this witness. Mr. Wein?
berg read and affidavit made by the witness In
Which the latter ha 1 sworn I hat his party went
dotrn 10 Gravesend drunk In .'taler to be ar?
rested for the sake of newspaper notoriety. Fol?
lowing thia Mr. Weinberg read the report made
by Cahill after Ihe election. This report contra
,'. ted much of the testimony which the witness
had made on the atand. Th.- evidence >>f his
treachery was so flagrant as t.. invite the closest
attention of the Juron by a material examina?
tion of tho report itself. They did not seem
to be able to believe tha' the man enid de?
clare under oath that In a s.rvi.if this sort
he might swear to falsehood under direction of a
chief, which was substantially ihe effect of his
testimony, notwithstanding the fae's war" identi?
cally the opposite to what he should teatlfy to.
The Witness simply said in extenuation that
he was told by his chief to make a strong re?
port, and he made it.
Judge Bartlett, turning IO one side and look?
ing over hla glaasea, asked, "You say that you
made a false report becau
I one?" And the witness, un?
dauntedly, turning his eyes fully up ?n the Court,
answered without a blush. "1 do."
The next witness wa- Abraham E. Stillwell;
but his testimony referred to the drinking by
the copyists, vhi.-h had I.n fully covered by
HIS GOOD OPINION OF M'KAXE.
Considerable unimportant testimony followed,
and finally Anson M. Stratton was called to ih"
Stand. He ll a man of sixty or sixty-live years.
with white hair and mustache and a pink face.
He acknowledged that he was the proprietor of
variety shows aol a hotel, and that he, with
Othera, was largely interested in real estate
In Gravesen 1 and Coney Island. lb- declared,
with much force and enthusiasm, that John Y.
M-Kane was on-' of Nature's noblemen, and
reiterated a Statement he had made in an
affidavit in the contempt proceedlnga, that th.
darker the clouds grew about such a man the
cloner h>- would cling to him. Th.' examination
of Mr. Stratton bore strongly on the question
of building improvements in Gravesend. He
confessed that he had been occupied In various
pursuits, fr..ni contracting to barroom keeping.
for many years, and it was evident that he had
f "it.d his bonanza in Gravesend. Rut there
was ahsoiutely nothing of Importance evolved in
the course ..f his examination.
Shortly after reccta. a feeling of uneasiness was
r.pr .trent in the court-room. David II. Beckett,
f. : .nan of the jury, was notli ?? ably pale, and at
last one of the court officers was summoned and
conducted him to tho Judges' private room. He
remained there twenty minnies, and when h.
returned in charge ..f the court officer he was still
palo, but reeumed his place in the jury box.
At I o'clock Judge Bartlett turned to him and
said that If he wished tho court to adj..urn th?
order would bo givon. as he desired that no Juror
should suffer, although it was the hope of every
ene that the trial might proceed as rapidly as
possible. Mr. Sackett. thanking the Judge, aald
that he would renlain another hour, and the
proceedings were carried on.
MRS. MORRIS APPEARS FOR THE "BOSS."
Francis P. Gallagher testified in the interests of
M'-Kane with respect to tho visit of Colonel
F.aoon. So also did Herman Popper, but there
was little of anything beyond corroboration of
previous statements in their testimony, ?.<? tm
panied hy numerous contradictions In details.
Then came John J. Wilson, an under-koeper of
Raymond Street Jail, who testified as to the
commitments of the mon arrested, and f-.llowing
him the first female witness who has appeared
In the trial took the chair. She was Mrs. Morton
Morris, th* wife of one of the inspectors of
election. The prosecution Introduced consider?
able testimony to the effect that many calls had
been made at the house <,f Inspector -Morris, and
that they hud met refusal whenever any request
had bein made for the Inspection of the registry
lists. Mrs. Morris deni, d that any demands
had been made except in the Interest of the
"l"..?s." whl'h meant M.-Kane, as sh" tubae
fpjently explained. Colonel Lamb conducted the
cioan rumination ah the woman could remem?
ber, however, was that the man who came to the
house on Friday wore "specs." She could not
describe any of his companions, who either came
to the door with him, or waited at the gat",
except so far as to sav that they were !>-ss
respectable looking In the matter of dress than
Tho examination of Mrs. Morris extended some?
what beyond the hour of adjournment, C o'clock.
In order that she might be spared ihe trouble
of appearing this morning. The trial will be re?
sumed at '.i o'clock to-day. and an adjournment
will bo taken at 12 '.'clock. Counsel for the
defense pay that they will not be able to pre:;, iii
all their witnesses until about Tuesday of next
week. This Indicates that the trial will probably
continue until the end of next week.
T'EMOCHATS DESERTING If'KAKB
HIS I.AYS as PRESIDENT PRO TEM. or the
P.oard cf SUPERVISORS NUMBERED the
ELECTION IN Till: El.WITH WARD.
The days of service for John V. McKaae as presi?
dent pro tem of the Klngf County Hoard of Sip.-t
visors are numbered, even his own party aifoclutes
being Inclined to throw him ovorlxtard. Churl's
Krombaoh. the regular DOBBOtratll candidate In the
F.ighth Ward for Supervisor, said yesterday that
unler no circumstances would he vote for McKan<
for that office. He Bald I "If I am fleeted 8upet
visor of the Eighth Ward 1 will riot vote for Mo
Kane for president pro tem. of the hoard. I am
eonvinted that owing to present conditions the
l>emo<-r?\s should select some other man for the
office. There are other good Democrats. In the
board Wio will serve the people Jua* as well as
VKane. For one of these I will vote. If nil the
D*?orratlc members favor him. I will
i ._,end '111 refuse to go Into a caucus io nominate
?f-l'ilf Weted. I am a free agent."
_ '". carildates, Krombach Bnd Fischer, whose
t?t .n*0* h*v*' '"'"o Hied, will not have the con
i.^?.\LT themselves. George Kehoe. whom the
liTan wri"-3L??' de for K rombo eh. Intends lo run
inr .lei .-I ro>'n' candidate, and a petition ls be
wZsmM .m ail* nomination. A number of active
UTr I C?? nlttel's'at'?fled with the action of the
C' Flseb the ll" deciding to support Augustus
and th hr ve n<*P?-nd?"'ij/'mocratle candidate,
waa h ndlQate roV1"1*"'1 William I.. Drain, who
autt fo BSrsW^H.,rN,*mber ?l }?"*** last year
&' BMsSSw reux
tlon. ai>d that
in serb Atatrk, , .,,, ,^ k
bt duet if the -lotion wa?Va Th's co,,M "ot
_ .a Wednesday.
inn BBtiBfE WAS A ~
From rh; Bo?t in s,i,!Ket.
it seers thal Mr\ ?-makes nv , ? ,
cream etea. They are concocted art delicious
recipe wi h has < o^e down from past *n oU1
tiona a?0| w|th the family Bible and otI'nerV
a? * r*i*
rejfcn - ?? \-1- ???= w|rr? i.ii *-.?-.
he i?w nf February 28. to Tuesday.
SKTuadee that there shall be
it (Ky c?pi..?>^ before a special elee
rlct ?hall be *J& "?!".? ??..T'"'
Home t% ago her ,e|
have ronw-n- |? t?lf. c.v
her that 1 n^ ,.,,!,,
cakes '"(J ,? ;,jrw jj .
tdghbor. Mrs. Q?. was,,
vening, and lt occurred t,
only have aome Cream
? ? made, the little fea?t
. otild oil p b?|ng a success.
r*i ). tUrwornlnc ol the fe*.al day Mrs. y
pro. ur tl rt" !)?.- and made the raJcf-K.
That aitA0?? MrB r- eat In her window
chattti v wi another !,?lgbbor who had run In
when .he c*.r cxolainvd
"Oh, s?*! Ir-re comes Mrs. Q- with some of
her .ssrHv aVirri rakes! W "n'1 w? have a nice
littl ? ???i>adT
"Oh. Mrs. I.?!" she ext...
di"!lt;"..''VAth a nnpkl
"Oh. a VU .... sne tatf'?
the gr?i tl kk with yoin
Ssl " I have had
std. '" have had
-dps a,,| j have
1 cakes \V,r von
JOHN a UUNZINQEB A RR Esr I. h.
taken into ci'STODT IN park row ttl imme.
DIATELY SK.TRKS hail BEARDSLEY
STILE AT LAROE
-lohn c. Munsinger, the lawyer who was indicted
for grand larceny on Thursday, charged with .,1,.
tabling non from Lucy McCarthy by rabat repre
sentationa, wai arrested yesterday, it was under
stood on Thursday that he was mendy keeping
out of the way BO as not to have to spend a hight
in prison. He allowed himself to be arrested yes?
terday, Inning arranged to have hw bondsmen li
court. Detective Phillp Reilly to,,k him Into cus,
tody in the morning in Park Row, while he waa on
JOHN C. MI'NZIXGKP
his way to the office of his counsel. Th. inver
waa Ural taken t> Police Headquarters and tieri la
the General Besslona Building, ile said he waa
forty y.-ai- old, an 1 lived ni No. P> Rasi One-hun
Munsinger was arraigned before Judge Mani-*
in Pan I nf tl-.' court. Abraham Le?y was h,s ...
lorney and secured an adjournment of the ruse
until February 16. Rail was ii\..| al M.OOQ lt waa
Klv.'ti by Charles Mlerish. ..f So. 2.3M Thlnl-ave
owner of the Hotel Pelletler, One-bund red-ami
twentr-fourth-Bi und Lexlngton-ave. This prop
erty la worth 1100,000, Munsinger would not talk
with report! r i
Henrj W, Beardsley, the former examiner of the
Civil Sendee Board, who was jndlcti l arith \\ n
singer, could not be found bj Detective Von
Oerlcbten, who had the warrant for his arreal D
waa sail that Beardsley had cone i,, virginia
Shortly after the publication of the charge anal
him he went io Lexington, Ky., bul he returned lu
this cltj after a shorl stay th.-r..
FOB AX INCREASED TAX ON BEER.
SENATOR JONES BELIEVE* THAT Ban non non a
TEAS MORE KKVl'.N i'i: MIOHT BR RAMED
IP. .V Tin: BEVERAGE
Washington, Feb I (Special).?Benator Jones, the
ihnlrman of the aub-commltteo ..f the Senate Oom
mitteo on Finance, is an ea rr. esl advocate ,.f th"
sensible proposition to raise a I lltlonal reven i" bj in
Increased tax on beer. Speaking of the adv..', . .? s
of such an Increase, Mr. Jones Bald to-daj "1
cannot see why this plan ahould not h.- BCCepti !
There Beema t.> be no other corni.Illy bo easily,
profitably and success fully taxed. Th., present tag
is $1 a barrel. Each barrel >.f beer contains thirty
one gallons, ani aa tia- tax la little more than ?'.
..-nts a Kallon. This means only a small fraction
of a cent a glass. An Increase would aol cause a
raise in the retail pile,- ,,f beer t> tia- consumer.
Th.- addition : las will be divided between Ihe
brewer and the retailer, ani 1 guess thai they are
both well able to pay it. This Increase weill pro?
duce 00,000,900 ..f revenue with.mt the Increase of
i dollar in the expense of collection. I do not be?
lieve that tiaro would be any attempt tl ; rt
Of the I,"-ewers |o e.-ail, this slid: loss lo a'i
adulteration of their product, ruder the present
laws they must file with th-- Commissioner of In?
ternal Revenue perl ll il statements ..f their t.r..-.\,
with analytical tables Bhowlng the Ingredients u I
by them. The m.ik.-r of bad beer ls thus liable at
any time t? exposure. To be sure, there /1 ? n >
punitive provisions In the law now. n VT ure they
needed, for there seems ti be no complain! aa lo
the quality of the beer generally put on the market.
Bul if there should be an Increase In the tax and lt
ahould appear that there ls a diepoaltlon on the
part of th- brewers uni dealers to adulterate "t
dilute, lt w,;!l be very easy to provide some sys
tem of Inspection and punishment. That, however,
ls a matter that properly belongs t . the pm I
movement, and i have my doubts an t., me wisdom
of much Federal supervision on thia subject
"The present tax on whiskey." continued the
Senator, "ls <?> cuts per gallon, and this iii raiai j
to $1 in th.- Wilson bill. I do nol consM r -tv pi ?
portion between th.- whiskey .ml beer fases t.. he
at all Just or equltaole when the relative amount
?.f alcohol ls considered. There ls ii lis;,.,-.:. ,a ,,n
the part >.f som,- to advance even thin incr -a--- in
th" whiskey lax to II pt or *l 8>, and to even more,
a gallon, bul nothing cnn be foretold now aa lo the
result. 1 have spoken lo a number of Senators un
this subject of an Increased beer tax. and they
seem to be generally In favor of ll Bo far I h.-r. ?
not had a chance to bring the matter lo the atten?
tion of the comniltt-e, bul 1 hop.- to be able t >
bring up the subject and se. ure the adoption of an
amendment before the bill la reported lo tbe Ben
Notwithstanding Mr. .ion. s's cogent arguments,
then- is really little probability of iii-* succeeding
In Increasing th>- tux on brer. A similar prop tai
tion wa-s advanced in the Ways and Means Com?
mittee, hut was defeated, it Waa Bald, through the
efl"..ns of Mr. Wall, of Milwaukee, a prominent
merni,er of the Democratic National Committee and
a dov personal friend of Mr. Cleveland. The two
Wisconsin Senators, it la understood, will n.-\.-r
consent t>> vote for any measure whlcn will burden
the .Milwaukee brewing 'nteresl with greater In?
ternal revenue taxation, and Benators Hill and
Murphy are als > counted >n to oppose most vigor?
ously Mr Jones's protect. Mr. Jones is quoted t ?
? lay as Baying thal the substitute bili win be re?
ported lo the full committee before the end ,,r n.-xt
w.-ek. This prophecy ls, however, apparently as
sanguine as the Arkansas Henator*s plan tu gel
needed additional revenue out of tim wholesale
GLANCES HERE ASH Tit EUI'.
The cigarette smoker who takes lt Into his head
to use a cigarette bolder has to be <.n tbe lookout
f..r a while after adopting lils new plan, lt ls thc
habit of cigarette Brookers to throw aw.iv their
Btumpa carelessly, unconscious >.f what 'hey are
doing, a New-Yorker who recently adopted the
holder, after finishing his first smoke with lt, went
on his way merrily. Afterward when ie- wanted to
rinok'- again h.- looked through bia i>..'kets for his
little holder, but could not lind lt. He discovered
that wh.-n h.- hud finished his smoke be lind, lu hui
usual way, tossed aieay the end Of th.- Cigarette,
holder and ail.
A city office holder who takes Ufa cheerfully waa
talking about m.- proverbial luck of a friend
MLUCk," be said. "why. that mail has niora luck
than anybody else m the world. His train ran off
the tra'k last month when be was travelling oat
west, and where do you thn.k the accident hap?
pened? That tra n ian off rild't In front of a road
house out In the meadows and Stayed there fir
four hours. Having your train run off the Hack In
front of a saloon ls what I call luck!"
Xian/ Complaints are heard about a practice which
ls undoubtedly common In this city. Societies,
church fairs, etc., have a habit of Bending tieket.,
to people with a printed slip Baying (hal If th.
tickets are not returned lt will be undera! iad that
the recipient means to use them -namely, pay for
them, Now, t<. return the tickets lakes ,i I cent
stamp, an envelope, g sheet of paper, on which to
write that one regrets his Inability to use Ihe
tickets, and what ls often of far more conse?
quence, a busy man's time. "W'nat right has a
soeletv or an organization to put people to this
trouble?" IB the cry of the busy man. There arc
various forms of this alms'-. Weekly bulletins
pamphlets issued at regular periods, alleged Riaga
/.Ines and other publications are mn Ile I to people
with the notice that If word ls not gen: to the
contrary by the "subscriber." the publication will
continue to come. In due time a bill arrhes. (if
course no man can be held llsble for such a bin, but
some people do not seem to know that.
The hard times are likely to result in a new
economy, unless there ls some relief soon. This
economy will take the form of elopements in "high
life." The enormous drain which the fond father
ordinarily has to endure when he gives a gleam ni
wedding for his daughter ls bad enough, but In
these days lt ls simply frightful. "I have a large
auntly of daughter* alee giris, too. ail of tiaras.''
I add a W.-ll Street banker the other day. "The
Ohea| got married last year and 1 put up several
tbojaand dollars for the wedding, without winking
I.-ss,..; giving her several thousand m..r.- f,,,- i|
UUSiajeau. N"w tha etbet day my next .laughter
caine n> me and told me she was engaged, an,]
wariin to get married. 1 simply replied that she
would .ttve to elope. I cannot afford a wedding
fitting- tc our station In society, that's ail there w
about lt. The young man ls an excellent chap, and
I approve Jie match. So I have suggested that tba
two run assay uuletiy and get married. The girl's,
motlier ls tne principle obstacle. She has ,,!?!
fashioned Meas about proprieties and conventionali?
ties, and ul) that sort of thlnp. Rut she's K,,. ,,,
give way. We're bein* driven 'a elopement Just aa
sure as you were born."
THK ERIE REORGANIZATION.
modifications in the directors'
''lax proposed by bankers.
'''"ill PER t*EXT IV tXI .1 Kl'
RIVE PER PEXTS t
OR.sTKIl INSTR \ 0
Th... i, inkers a ho an i [ to secure a mo IIB
eatlon ..f the in- tors' pian ,.f the Sew-York.
'? '!<?? liri,, an i \\'??-? rn have app .Inti I n i im?
mlttee of five lo prepare a lurthi r i ommunlra
:- ,;> to ti..- direct n In which the merits of the
i" ';?"-? ! ni xliflf a;i -a- wi ; i ? set forth in
In comparison with tbe officlaf pian. The bous <
an 1 ,n llvl 1'i.r ? ? ; .-. the m itter are Augual
Belmont & Co. Kuhn, I. ?? i. f. c . V. rmllye ft
Co., J ., a. stewart, president of nie I'nlted
s' "te* Trual C im| ny; H illgari n .> Co., J. D
Protasl ft co., Charil i t, Peat) ly. jr. John J.
Emi I-. - lni ? v. ebster and E. ll. Harri man
?i. Pierpont Morgan >^> i . ? terday thal nearli
enough assents had bf n i reived to the dlrec .rs'
plan t . wan int i lt b -.lu. i ..;? ratlve
Th., modlflci sired by thi obji ?.:. i bank
? ra are iel forth in 1 lr letter to the Erle i fl
?^l directors, which \. . mad. public In full yes
' r lay, .?? foll .w -.
irlsofi if vlea have re
.'? itli taken | i ? ? ? v. .!? c\ nei s arid reprei i i
lives ol thi se ml consolidated rn . Iga g. b
and ..'a.a bonds of your company ;,. wnom thi
proposition as detailed In your circular of January
2 ii not satisfactory. The consensus of opinion
among these bondholders, who have ilso compared
views with representative i op!i In I..".don, is that,
hs al preseni proposi I, the readjustment of tht
una;-..iai affairs ol ihe Ww-York, I.,,.. Urie and
Western Railroad t'ompanj ls nol likely to bi
? ..li ! by ti- ? secon l c. nsolidati i in trtgage bon i
h iii ? . ? '.\"'i suffii lem m. an ii-\ t , magi the pro
l?ist . rt ailjusimenl a succt ss,
l"i -in a desire io ni ul onfiicl and ronsequenl
dela) i" Iht i habllltatlon of lue finance! of youl
? tmpany, .mi further becnu.? the re-establish
n..-nt <?: contldence in American affairs, both al
home and abroad, can onl) l<-" hastened through
a prompt nnd ? ?;. i.* -1.'.? settlemeni of the financial
dltncultic* ,n which mani .1 our Important rail
i. il systems lind themselves, Ihe undersign*-!)
present lo you Sfime ol the views to which ex?
pression iii i.. n given al ihe conferences which
hat ? !., n held, In the ? xpe. itlon I hal ) ou a Ul
. mseni in chang* vour published plan so thal ll
win ihe m.a.- readily bring alwul the rehablil i
Mon ol the company's nuances,
Vour plan seems unjin. Inasmuch as il demands
.. ... rm, n< ni i -li ti. n nf Intel ??? , on Ihe i? -i, 1 -? I
for w,lirh no aiiefiii.it. equivalent ls ,,f,.;. I
lt levies a forced . ?nti iii iii tn m. ai the bon '
hilders through ihe demand for a suliacrlptlon :
new bonds at .. pric. ronsldcrabl) over and ab c.
tn.- markel value inesc new bonds ore likely lo
command, while the fixed charges proposed t,> be
i< : apne ir lo be larger ta.
tht ..f past .? n nings an I experlent s, the prop?
erly .t the companj can ram with safely.
Instead of .", per cenl Imnds, as provided in tic
published pii n. I pt i ,-. n: i : !-. il "ur ..;
while for Ihe int. real tu be "?li?
ri r lere I the hornill Ive au ? iu'.\ a
mulatlvi i per cenl
detfeniures, Intervsi payable, if earned; the ivddei
.?: th?> ?..-? - io inn ?? a - .iii len! i eprei enta
tlon In the iii inngenu ni tn prot< ci th m
The floating debt shn lld I n I from lh<
pr.ls ,.r un adequate amount nf |i ;? I I ?
4 per .??ni b..ri I- lan I debentui -a, ir desirable),
which shall 1.fferetl lo tht shareholders ind I
holders al ?' price rather below than above the
probable market value .,f the te-., securities, .,-.?..
umler the guarani.f an underwriting irn Iii at.
Tr..-.. I.I il so li made lo obtali th.
version "ii fair terms of the reorganisation prl i
lien bonds Into the i ? ???? b nds, u Ih il ll shall I
come practicable io se -un th. nen i per rem bonds
ai once by .. Hen ?? .nd only '?> tne "Erle flrsl
. .-..- illdat.-d 7 pel nt bftl the ni-W I pel cenl
bonds to 1 ? i a g i ? ml ? ge, to al
amount sufflcleni to provide for future additions
and Impi nts. ..ti I wli ul ia:< pi \ Isl >n
for th.- laking up of thi und.-rlyti , I the
f ?? per cent ida in theil st. i .
The suggestions herein made will mak.
for read u ?tmi nt of il i affairs aol
more ile, bul m. \ w ill, m treover, li
, BrPj, | .... ? ter protect thf
i ? ? . \ : ??? the ?! inger ..f an tth< i ? :?
fault, v. hi.-n lt ls feai . ?? if .'? |- r Cenl
bonds, .n propose I I , I plan, ml :'.:
ti, ik.. iii i-. . . ible In ih. nol .. ? tun Any
pian n ???? ad tpte I foi if th.
i .. . ta flt
lo reduce tl perms nt chan so well
make another ?:?:?..- ? the future
ihe ci Ht of your corni
1 ? ' . is en
1. In the ..I...
Iders, as v ell a lo tb. i ral
road . : ? III In ,?? i
i Ri iFITfl < in i.i: \si:i> linus
Louhvt Hie, Ky., i eb ? Tha Kenluck) Court
of Ap) li :? I an Import int !? '.?. n lo
arcoon' fr profits fr'tn bu neted on l
line The Bull w ? < Instil itt I :?-. A I.
Behm lt, of l , i compel the Louisville,
. 'm. .iinaii and lexington I ta 11 road, now absorbed
by the I ? le, which If bs. :
Behn Idl'a : ls ? ? mllea ng, I
ml f..r pr :.? - mad. from bu ness omlng
t,. tr over the leased iii.- I' I- estimated that thf
to date I !.
CENTRAL'S Bt'BUBBAN TRAFFIC.
II W . ?? ? H ebb, i presld. ni i f thc New-Yorl
Central B returned to tbe city
atti i .. tour of caret , ns| tlon of the !
and Putnam ros N '? ~k .. : N..r il, i ?
property. Mr. Webb said thal he round the roa.
In good physical i mdltlon ind the rolling slock wa
of a fair character "The country through whlcl
ti,is ni wt Nt w york Central's bj t. n
nias," said Mr Webb, "ls extremely p|clureSf|U<
and ltira live The rond ? ml lins ihe ; .ss I
..t (he development ol a rerj Important mburl.ai
IrafT . and bs a pi ictli ihle .?..;?, Impr ??. ?
??? wll be made tu bring about aa Increase li
tlils ri ; ? t."
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CH flin i n //"/ / in/'.
HOW 1 ? I - : I.i:.-s IS ItKMRVEIl IN AMSTERDAM
The P< ii ii .i ?? ii "Wei kbl id." .. Journ .1 prtati I
in the Dutch language, recently published an
ac int ..r ihe wak thal i being carried on In
Amsterdam, Holland, for the r. lief .,f the deatll He
which :- nol inllke Ihe Imllar undertakings In this
i lt, The f mi. itlon ol the arti, le ls a- fol toa i:
Th.mmlttee who have in charge the distribution
ol bi. ad ani coffee in th- hungr) tin Amsterdam i
have i. umi l iht-lr la k, Plv. men of weal h
trlbut. annual!) .. lui ? um ot mime) foi I
purpose i . . . v.. jingi) gratti ? Ing
one. The Iw-neflfiarles ma) bu seen al Ihe building
on "Hel Singe!" alrr-ad) al ?* a m They appear In
a lour row, kepi iii Ul) : ?? abreast b; a rouple .,i
i men. Pale, slcklj look Ins women, arrayed In
Ihe woin dresses win.-h. when new, adorn. I the
Person f prom Int ni i - ? ty ls lb a, nnd suppoi ting
lu i lai r ai in v lia bes bundled rn shawls, stand Irem
hiing from ? old In thf fi ? ar Htoul laboi Ing
rn.-ii mu leal . I ? ? ,. In Ihe n ar, as if ashs me I tn Ix
seen In shu company. I lo)s, not yet susceptlbl. I ?
impression* ,,r thal character, Jostle each other
and, in happy anti, i allon ol soon reei Ivlng a hun, h
of i read ind butter, i? t.. ??? rough I .k< s, e\1d. ntly
io ihe dlacomfori of ageil, decrepit, bent-over
grandslres holding by ihe hand a couple ,.r chllilren,
or having them clinging tn the Kalli ul ihf-lr patched
overcoata, The entire line displays au unvarying
hu.- of livid, weal ?? mist rj
Th.-.-., people ar,, admitted lo the building twenty
five at a lime, passing through a long, nation
alley, they at i.-t enser a small, well-warmed nj.art
m.nt to arhleh Ihe fragrant odor of ihe st, am ria
Inc- from the bolling coffee lends an air of cosiness
Inatantly th.-s- several faces assume sn aapect ..f
cheerfulness, resembling withered Bowera after ?
-?......-r Behind a railing stands n targe dish piled
full of thick fllces of good, well-baked bread nub'
of unboned wheat Hy ihe sid. ? of ibis dish are tbe
bow ls Automatically, as though be wer ? a machine,
the overseer hands io each adult ,. hunch of bread
and fl bow If.il of coffee, and to the children willi
th.in each two or three alicea Of bread and bullet
and .. -maller cupful of the beverage. Acknowledg?
ing .-h.- rift with .. friendly nod, the recipients
voraciously tl\ Heir i"ih iii their bread, and march
In:., anothei roora where, seated on long benches,
they uni-h their meal, with gratitude iii bei heart
a mother breaks up ber portion Into pieces foi her
little on.s (fives some to each of them, and for th.
barby soaks the .mels In the coffee, al th* earne
time pressing her offspring lo ber breast, while aol
seldom the tears bedew ber cheeks. Delighted ?0
Bee her chlldre. feasting, she forg?? "er own
hunger for during several .lavs she had onl] thc
remnant of her share, ir. Indee* them were ?
..minuit at all after bei progeny'had been Mtisfled.
Others stealthily hide a piece of bread under their
coats for a Bick wife. ?.r for B larne child. or for
tho?e who m.- bo des/ltuU of clothing that they
c?nnol appear In the airest. The ^rrylnjg away.of
breid ls strictly forbidden. A aupertntendent baa
a delinquent, I
HU'- to pr'V.-Ilt lt.
mikes occasion to turn ho. back upon
fun of compassion for Ihe
s rmi lo nolie.- au in
poor wretches he chooses nol to notice an ii
fraction, now and then, of the rule.
\\.,...i witnessing sucii a distribution, ho
,.v.'. must be the pntlemeii wno furnish th
monly for lt, Nol Infrequently they receive the
most atrlklna Vkeni of gratitude, lt has happened
REt during tb? ?ummcr momba a man hi aeKnoiri.
eda-ment of the benefll ld* famll> hafl recelvi I i\.r.
m7 thS pVevtous winter, would brtngto the com?
mittee ilittle money ha had saved. The committee
. ,Wri a Ir..foiin'.i Insight Into the natur.- 0f the
ll it.iti.iirwhich the) seek to relieve. Bick ,.pie
addre.s tiers o them. requesting,permlssfc.n to
sd to them for a pleea of bread MSeveral women
? io,-i. i hem asking the privilege of the be
s -I ot . h. ir sh..I the benefaction nf teen
minn' es bef .- of .'r,,'r ,!l" '''?'"?? distribution,
"au!.- .'. v v.,- ashamed I i appear among the
nanni* wdh'whom they ti-'..- before aasoctated,
r,,r ,il numbered about 2.000. nf c,.ur?-, ? cn
Md-rabl-"quantRV of fo..J ls r..,?ir..| ?, f., ?
mani rn i - ?na. The coffee ia rn ul ? in immense caul?
drons and the loaves, a yard long, are cul up by
machinery. The first '^^?f'fj" are crusts, and
are cherished aa tidbits, are Hep, i,,- .),,. w,,rliera
'''ThTdl-inbiiMon or.urs twice .?, .,,-h rtsy. that
la. from $M <" ??* ?? ^,?0rmJ??: '""! ,n "|?
afternoon from 1 ta i -Nearl) t|?. Mm( persons
m.v ikV seen on ????''!, "r?*^- This provision ls
"heir only means of ? ?:',"i;',',n,r"' None gre denied.
In Amsterdam nor an inai\i.iuai need ko hungry. I
Should the Influx of applicants become too great, |
a ?-.?eond building, upon which a number of me- I
chanics alread) .<r ;,t work, will be opens.1. lt \
is th.- "Passsntenbuls" on "the Laurlergracht."
SELECTIONS FROM THE MAIL.*
AS ROOD AB PERPETUAL MOTION.
\ . iOEXTION ROR MARINO THE WATERS OP
i.aki: erik ;?" woKDEnrct, miKaa
To th. V. Iltor of The Tribune.
sit \\h. ii wit lake Into consideration the geo
graphlcal i the Erle Canal la In, r spectral
..... t;. Kern i I Western Uta tea, and tbe waters
that are lu Lake Erle running to waste m>r Nlag
ira Palin, s portion of which can be turned In the
direction where ii will prove lo be a greal blessing
to the people, with vcr) little expense In comparison
...-,.- ,. eh !. ii app, ats to be unwise and
Indiscreet to l I the work go un.lon- when th. re are
1,1 many men In s >ar h of something to do to satisfy
th- nt ces ian waa- i of lif. .
in order to gel t'uis question before the mind w
? ,.,., ;, easily understood, let us suppose
that the ,.m ii rio.n la. koori to Buffalo was siled
with water i thal ll Blood on a level with the
waters In tht taki i nd that there was ? boat In
the canal at lliift.i'.o loaded with wheat, designs I to
,.,.. shlpp : t . I.. ck| oi:. By raising a gate al l?ock
? ri will st.'rt a ,'ir:- nt In the can.il which will
i-i lime transp ri the wheat to its destination, with?
al- much, if any, eiptnte. Ami Inasmuch ns there
ls a larg I a itt r in th.- lake that can
i?. uses! ? , , |i up the flow, Ha- power that ls in
the water can be r.;i d on r,,r transportation
throughout the ??> of navigation; for this reason
me boat can !??? made lo follow another In th" same
direction. Now, Instead of the power that ls in the
fall ,,f the a ll i. thai ls in Mi" .anal at l.ockport
running lo -...-'?. le us mnki ll ">rn ,. turbine
wh. I. ".i'll a ,in;m attach. I. Around thli drum
pim* ,i cable, ami run the <iiv- upon Ihe line of the
canal, with sufficient upport, an.; connect lt around
i puIJej it Huff ?. so i: il a boatman > un attach
i.i- towline to Ml e.lb!", and bv so doing mik" the
power thal I- In th* fall ..i the water al l.ockport
Inci ise the speed of th. boat. This cable running
lo ..nd fto , ni fi made to tow boats either up or
down the can.il. iud by so doing make th" pow.-i
thal is running to waste old and assist In transpor?
Passing ile water through the turbin" wheel al
Ijockport does nol destroy any of Its properties: f,.r
thi ...uni- pow.- can i.. us. i down the canal as
well ai up w hen we tak>- Into consideration the
: u : thal Lal.- Erle ls a greal res. rvolr, built up
ti i kept In repair arithoul any assistance from th
;.. .pie; ami that, ludging from appearance, lt will
. in the position ii now occupies for ages to
? .,:,?,,? without anj danger of bursting; nu! thal the
;.-ik. is over SOO feel aba,, tidewater Bl Troy; and
thal w< know thai the power lhai ls In tho fall
,f .'??? water ? .a be used to widen ano deop-n the
? anal, tunnel ile- mountains, level the hills, and lill
up the valle] :'n .?? i- no .I reason ??> believe that
. |, trtlon of the water that is running to was;.. ,,v. r
Niagara Kails can be used not onl) to tow boats
through the length of the i mal, but supply all
streams that Intersect Ihe .ana; and empty Into
l.ak" tm ta rio. itv so doing we shall have a power
thal wlil, when brought Into us--, build up our in?
ti:,! town- and cities, and make Ww York State
His greatest manufacturing state in the world, for
there ls no power cheap . - thal a in. ii la running
t . waste. STEWART BANDER8QN.
Sh. Iby, N. V . Jan K, Ism.
A :-.\l>. BAD PICTURE OF hawaii.
Mit rARTER i I'm., nu:; TUB KXCHANOS OP
l.ll.lliu.AI. \M'S I.IURRTY ROB DOLE'S
: i:- is .: 11M
r ? tl Edll >r ?.' The Trll
Many people Beera lo entertain a strange
regal ling the present Oovernreent In the
Hawaiian Islands, lt is nol "a Republican f..rm
? f government," nor do the annexatlonlata favor
.ii ::di..- I .asl year they i- ned .. pamphlet:
v. hole Truth Ab ut Anni H ??
Hr a s iiiriw.:; stati i plaint) in lt- a poor
? ?.I wretched thing for ua would be an Independent
republic." O' k.- katu ii ::i- ki hum I i [.ario a ke
Auptinl Repub Ik.i '. . ? koa.)
The vo- 's f Mr. J bn B is. of the Advt tory Council,
? ? : ? .;?.??. nmenl; "Pi ?p
? - t: r-," Whether the
n be l.-tler or w.,rse rh in
tl pl led ll Has mu, h |s tm-: llbert)
: ? : .:b- ; ,'. deep .tlsm,
N'ol .-??;?.. \ m..!,. compost 1 of fl part
? . .n.'it of n tnotulii, chosi i '?
....;,on a' r. i Committee nf Safet) thirteen mei
ill of I forelgl element. The) In turn s-t Up
? eighteen i>.r>..ns -larrit of th.-m
c mn Uti of M ifety T I inls
nea govemmeni ? 11 anting only a foreign mob
In Honolulu aloi i ? .'.--i was g:\. i
? ?racers ,.?s ,,ii ?. r, io be according lo their
Nie) ? i respom ible t.. noh ? l\. they form
, ? if ; ? ? ? i tot I; \ ilnsi them, t.. my per?
ns 1 knov arrayed the Hawaiians In a
h. i \. r) m tn) t n ? ignera and sons
i is .... t-er been pretended that b
? li ? a b.is;^ .,r manhood auffrage or
?f thi fi ?? a i -l i ol i '.??! -itu
.,.-.-- idmlt tra it oi ?? I can m ?? no
dream, even ol . 'republican form of Govern?
ment" iti Ha aa nt li a ? choose, Iel us call li
rn excellent t.llrsrchy"; bur "a republican form
? . ....?? ? ,? , ? be until the arlll ..f
. ?- there ba t ? en c insulted.
Th. fscl ls, tht foreign element sra unfit t.. be
? ft... country Many yean of special
privily I fal : I i\" rentier*d th*m In their
au ?-? n itl i a ruling das-, and as a cIbbs and
.in., of their highes)
?: mani I suffi age, anothi i
? i . :? i? ? pre ? ree mus' rule."
I.. ? ll ... ? ne| I : ; Itali In fud. If that
s the ? ? ind * hen men i f div. ri
r?ces ami i rs there shall become accustomed
: , Miuallty . f n^.'.ts. I.-: ihe :-;,n.|s come t,, us. if
the) lt HUNKY C. CARTER.
? ak. )?'? 1. \ ISM
"WATCHIXO THE ItKSt'I.T."
To the i. lil r , ?? The Tribun -.
sir: I think lt a ia i'i The Tribune of July St,
1 as "fi m The N> w -
fork World' (Administration Democratic), Jul) -.'?."
i portion of a--, editorial fran which l her.- quote
onl; in ? Iii t paragraph:
"Nothing mort naki ii\ Impadenl aaa ever known
m Atm ri.'.ni politics than the Bugga tl n of several
of th.- Republican i-iai- and newspapers that the
President or Ihe Democrats In Congress shill dis?
avow any purpose of il irblng the tariff. Having
illi i lo k< ;? m poa r bv working Ihe oki fr.
trade bug lb .... ihe; now set k to nullify th" will of
the people b) attributing the lia.na-;.ii trouble due
rn siiv-r ian to this thoroughly riddled
an I di* re lites.] scarecrow,"
Thi artlcl pr wet l< I fm ther to ti ll of "the de
? lon th. i .pie to rel ? m 1 lie u orse than-war
? .titr." ? ?
I cul mil the extract alluded to at the time, and
wrote on the margin b neath lt, "Watch the result,"
ii! pinned ii up inside niy ott.i,-u Twice sin,.,.
then l lia.' fell ? died un to note other Indorse
?., ni on tin marali.alter the last fail ,i ?
ll. and the ther t. -day.
I am -'ill "watching the result." ls 'The New
v. rk World" al... walebing? I have failed to Bee
overwhelming evidences .,f returning artlvlt) oi
? ? ? bi i' it - . or of enthusla itlc approval
? Democratic measurt to reform the "was,, than
war tariff." by ail' expressions of "III" people"
who* srlll is lo the tariff "The World" la wisc
enough to ??>-.- shoii! I b ? execute I.
II. W. WOODWARD
Brooklyn, January 31, ISM,
ORGANIZATIONS \..T TO BE CONFUSED.
To Ihe Edit tr of The Tribune.
Biri In your issue ,.f January -i is an Item con?
cerning the establishment of ? nen diet kitchen al
Ko, 1,(22 First ave., tu supplement others In Eighty*
Ititi l .ni Eight) ninth -is. it is t,, be hoped that
the similarity of nain.- will nol cause these kitchens
which have for I heir object lu feed the worth] poor
? biran; the press-ni emergency, lo be confused willi
iii" Xe-,\ York Diet Kitchen Association. The latter
ls an Incorporated telety of twenty Mars' stand?
ing, and has now In operation (Ive kit, hens, which
furnish si.lal rile) to the sick poor only, upon
requisition "f ., dispensate physician.
The maladies ?t ih" i.r frequently require a
little carefully prepared food rather than drugs for
their curs, snd ibis institution, which ls supported
b) private subscription, ls recognised by the .lu?
la nBarlee as it mos) \ niuable ?dtunct.
.MUS. JAMES li. SMILL.IE,
Pn idi ;?? Die) kitchen Association.
X. a- York, I'. I.. I, |W|
Worthy Mi:x FROM a WORTHY COLLEGE.
To the IM'.'or ,.t Th- Ti liam. .
Sir: The tata Frederick M. Bomera was gradu?
ated by th.- IfaasaehuaettB Agricultural College, aol
by Amherst College, In ita second class, thal of
mt;, ii" roared in the crew that defeated Harvard
and Drown on th- Connecticut Blver at Ingleside
on inly a, 1171. This young college has s<-?v out
".?ni" able men 'in.- ..f Somers's classmates ls now
holding an Important place aa engineer in the
Annexed I>I ? tr,- *. s C, Thompson: another, l>r.
John Clarence Cutter, was for a number of years
.neeted with the Japanese College ,,r Agriculture
and was one of four Americana to receive g hind
decoration from the Mikado. J. A. CCTTER,
Ni w-Yorfc, l'? t. ;,, i,u.
NEWSPAPERS AS BCD CLOTHINO.
To tba Editor ..f The Tribune.
Si "Half a donen newspaperi sj,-, ad between
Insufncleat i,-i dotblng wfil be found useful on
lt i Uni; tbe above reminded me of having beard
the mme nra apo, and I advised lt to a poor
family, who found <r>-.ir comfort at no expense.
I mal- a spread of man) newspapers pasted r.,
gether result, IlKhtnesa mil warmth nnd n,. money
outlay, .May there nol be an ila bera for the
pool " Papers by the hundred could bc gh n
away la this city. M. \4
New-York <':t\, Feb 8. ICM.
PcrdR'i?He hears a great resemblance to your
family, dont yog think.
Pt ra-lop. Yes. hut no wonder. We have lots of
iud Colony stock In our blood, and he had lots of
Old Colony stock, papa says, In his safety deposit
vaul ta.-illa j'mond"? Mont.il).
THK CHEROKEES ENJOINED.
RESTRAINED , KR OM CARRYING OUT
THEIR CONTRACT WITH R. T.
WILSON ct CO.
TIIK DELEGATES sam. td ttl*. AXORY OVER
PACTg BROUGHT TO UOHT IN THB
St IT INSTIT! TKO Bl KHWIN
TBT TXtaOKArU 70 THF TniBl!r?.l
Washington. Feb. 9.?In the Supremo Court of
the Dtatrtct <>f Columbia, before Judge Cox, in
Equity Diviaion No. 1, an Injunction was granted
on February .">. upon the prayer ..f Edwin D.
('badi, k. reattaining tha delegntea and officials
of the Cherokee Nation fr..m attempting to
carry out inc contract .-f the Nation with R. T.
Wilson & Co., Of New-York, or from making any
n ?w .,r supplementary contrncti with Wilson &?
i'.., or any other peraon, firm or corporation, until
the right of the petitioner should ba adjudicated.
Som, extraordinary fa.ts have been brought
to !ir:hf by this move, lt is asserted, and th" dele.
gates "f the Nation are represented as being
somewhat disgusted with the revelations, it is
s ated that the Wilson bid was based upon a
provis., that could not i.e carried Into effect
under the contract between the Cherokee Na?
tion .-md the Government. lt is alleged that
Wilson & Co. had lt inserted In order to pro?
tect their forfeit in .ase they should fail to raise
the amount of their bid, and that it is glaringly
in excess of the powts and duties of the Sec?
retary of th" Treasury.
lr ls als., charged that Wilson & Ca had no
bidden for the bonds al the time they euc
reeded In getting th>- Cherokee Nation to cane*)
its ...ntia.t with Cadi, k, and that they at
on.ffered theae bonds to thc Erlangar cyndi*
cate, for whom Chadlck had been acting. This
naturally makea thc delcgatcc angry, lt is ex?
pected that Judge C,x will render a decision,
making th-- Injunction permanent or dissolving
lt, next Tuesday.
THE STORY Ol' THE BONDS.
HOW TIIK LEGISLATORS OF TAHLEQUAH
ANSWERED IT ELROY'S CALL.
WHEN WINCHESTER RIFLES WEBB USED AS
.\V AROL'MENT THF. CHEROKEE CHI BF
BIOXBD THB BILL? WILL AN IN?
JUNCTION BTAND AOAINCT A
.\t the highest pitch of the financial excitement
las; summer there appeared In Wall Street a pictur?
esque group of Cherokee chiefs and th. lr followers.
lilka tn- bankers and merchants, they wanted to
ber,-', money a trifle of 17,000.000, Clearing House
certlflcateB were then the fashion, currency waa al
i premium, barbers' billa were settled with certl
li- 1 chcks, and man;.- rn- n weni unshaven and
Thia la ulla hap ? tu i ;.> the tndhn financiers at
that time, An I although they ha l as collateral
t'njr'.e Barn's direct obligations, niven In exchange
foi a principality COO miles in kngth by ISO In width,
and although Congress, by special statute, pa.".*.!
In Harrh, UBI, had plainly intended that they might
hypothecate or s.-n these securities, not a dollar
C'OUld liny >;e; on th-111 from money-lenders.
With tl,"ir I .<y ls under their blankets they jour
ncyed In vain to Huston nnd Providence, then
t . Philadelphia, and as far as Washington on nie
This was a inrd blow to th" braves themselves,
bit i" fell with Btunalng force upon the m?r
i hains and bankers of the Cherokee Nation. The
head Of each family In the tribe had enjoyed
during the Bummer a .-relit of H'm from his store
keeper or tra ler. The day ,,f r.-, honing came,
and thc nation owed to traders In Kansas City
and St I.ouls ru iriv all the proceeds of its bond
Issue, and riot a bond could be sold. This is about
as near th" bankrupt, y curt as an Indian ever
got, and from loaf sugar and "straight cut'" there
was a .pick descent to molasses and "plug" to?
bo .. Pbs Cherokees managed to worry through
the earlj fall months, and in November their
finances experienced a .har.;...
a firm of German bankers, the Erlangen, sent an
ambassador t. the Cherokees. They proposed t.,
take the nation, bb lt were, out of pawn, do fot
them what Rothschild does for countries of Europe
not half as bl* as the ch>-rvkee Strip and much
more in debt Thej Hist proposed to buy the Charo*
k>e i per cent bondi at par. Interest had been run
ti ng sim e M ireh at the rat" i f HM fl day. but there
bad been so nricti legislation proposed and at?
tempted by the Commons and House of Lords ,,f
Uv Nation that a member of the Indian Parlia?
ment had not known "where he was at" for many
moons. Thc Erlangen thought thc Cherokees could
niTorl to wai., this little matter of Interest, and
K. D. Chadlck, of Rockland County, X. v.. th. lr
representative, urged this view ..f the eas.- with
sn, h . ff ?. t that on December ll he was able to pass
a Joint resolution "f both houses accepting the pro
p sal f ir th" entire Issue of th- Cherokee bonds.
To h.- Bun then ia nothing in the constitution
of ' ie Cherokee Nation providing for legislation
bj |olnl resolution. Hut Imitation is th.- sweetest
flattery, and tin- simple natives rushed tips Ameri?
can resolution through aa if the ways had ben
greased. There ls c.. doubt that this civilised pr...
.??lure sent a as ve ..f relief through the Nation,
from th-? agent who had "hum; up" a hoc fer a
"gentleman farmer." to the old woman who hal
"toffee" In circulation and unsettled for through
the indian schoolboy systems ,>r Tehlequah and tu*
CHADICK'a RACE POR lin: MONET.
This measure gave Mr. Chadlck, of Hoc!,;.,ni
County, New-York, a limited number of days in
which :. paj 1100.000 on account of r > i - - Brlanger
purchase. Hy this time the Nation swarmed with
bond buyers. Money in financial centres aras down
io i per .'.nt. There sprung up an unappeasable
longini,' foi I'tat'okee I per cenl lion,ls, not In ihe
suds of Eastern corporations, but In their Dnanctal
committee meetings. Their emissaries all envied
Chadlck. They also "laid for him." if perchance
he should not tike advantage of his option at
the appa:.'"I time, so that they might step down
Into ta.- bond I lol ahead of him.
i'ii click lu riie mean time rushed down to St. tauts
r r ih,. aiW.A00 nominated In Chis bond. Then was
now a 'i'la i ter of a nil 11 lea d' dat-, pr- tn. um in his , ti?
ll.,:!, li was like the trial trip ,,| g modern war ves
s.-i nu pr. Ht and the success of the emin negotia?
tion depended on returning In tim-- with the check,
[lays were lost In St. Ixiuis in getting thc nu nev to
gether. I'lnallv it ass secured. He sent out s press
Hapat. h that ?<?? m. ney was on .iep,,su and the Kr
| .. k-. I . bail :? O'.,U ttl. bonds. ile was di!" |n Tal"
.ju i 'i . i i.ii of a . ertaln day. He arrived at 2 o'clock
and tia- bond Doil was appar-nth clcaed to him.
|.\.r t> <? fickle Parliament lia.I passed ? tun aaelgnlng
the obligation .f tin- Government in its entirety to
a t Wilson dr Co.. nf New*York.
ir als., appeared that the check Chadlck brought
with him required nine Indors menta In order to maka
lt g.1 at th-- SI. I. ins bank.
Mit. MTl.K'ivs RTROKR OP BL'MNEM
Xow appears for the first time the name of
.tames ll McElroy, formerly of Kansas City, now
of Chicago. He hud neither a Herman nor un
American syndicate hack <>f him. Juan McElroy.
nut In the "Windy City" he |s known as the man
who bought Chicago Heights and Improved lt. Hnd
then brought the waters of Waukesha, hy a pipe
seventy miles long; to thc World's Pair Qrouada,
when bc sold it by means ?.f a slot machine for a
cenl a glass.
Aa tb'1 story goes, h.- walked Into the office of
It. T. Wils in. In Wall-et, last December without
an Introduction and asked to see the great banker.
"I can sell y..u thc Cherokee binds," h.- said,
"for such a pete*. Tbs* ara worth ?.> much, or
will he when I deliver them."
lt. T. Wilson ls a "rapid transit" man, and he
did not ask to see the Westerner's family tree. He
I,.-, am.- convinced, in thc language of the Street,
that his visitor c uild make a good delivery, und
Immediately placed at his disposal a check for
11110,000 lo the credit nf thc Xatlon's Executive,
which was deposited In th.- Fourth National Hank.
Telegrams were sent to bankers at I'ahi .piah sty?
ing ih." i'1" pereon making this deposit was able
to buy th- whole issue of I7.usi.ooo at sight.
Armed with theae credentials, McElroy started
with his attorney, winiam H. Hord, of Xew-York,
for th.- cu.ital of the Nation. Ha left Xew-York
on Christmas Eve, and arrived at Tiihleipiah at 9
o'clock on the morning of the dav the Krlunger
option .spired. Between this hour nnd tbe close
Of the legislative dav a bill wits passed repealing
all other legislation on the subject ami substituting
ii. T. Wilson, ot New-York, in the room and stead
ot th.- Cherokee Nation aa th" creditor of the
I'nltel States fjovi rnnictu
It was said there was half ii peck of hills before
the Cherokee Speaker's desk walting their turn Mt
th.- expiration ..r in- Erianger option. Hut their
turn was never .ailed. The members of both
houses would have nothing tait Mc Elroy. All the
storekeepers, traders, men who bought cattle,
horses and hogs In the Territory, had heard of Mo
Kirov Ih.-.Chief himself called him his "great
and good friend," nnd this was a bad omen for
two "lavs Inter, when the Indian House had been
prorogued and each delegate had mounted his pony
and sturted for the Interior of the Reservation, the
old Chief, the head of the Nation, summoned Mr
Elrov and Bald that he had seen a great light, and
had concluded not to sign the bill, at least not for
a few days.
THK LEGISLATORS CAME BACK.
The half of what McElroy replied will never bc
told, but his action was prompt and decisive. He
used the wires as far as they extended, and in
other directions he sent swift runners and messen?
gers on galloping horses, and at daybreak In Tahle
<iunn there were hean! again the hoof beats of
ponies and each pony carried an Indian brave or a
Stalwart half-breed, and each rider carried a Win?
Around the White House, the residence of the
Cherokee executive, they circled In ever-narrowing
orbits without dismounting, and the President of
this savage Republic came to his door and looked
forth over the wintry landscape. And lt seemed
colder outside than in his house, so he went In?
side In silence.
And when he had shut the door he heard thea*
Congressmen and Senators stacking their Wm
chesters against the sides of the Executive Man?
sion, and the ground was frosty and gave forth a
Then the CalCf came forth again and In his hand
he held a parchment. It was signed and \ ea led,
and the date wan of the day when the Congress
Bte >d adjourned.
So home they all went, and only a few wiso
men knew how near a little Indian bond Issue
came to being exiled and lost In far away Ger?
When these representatives of a crude and un?
tutored race hear that a Judge In Washington has
enjoined them from selling their bonds and hung
up their accounts again, it would be worth learn?
ing th- i'll, rokee tongue to he able to enter Into
their feelings. Hut lt ls a long distance to carry
a Win. hester, from Tahletpiah to Washington, and
perhaps before lt is travelled some one will raise
the point that the fherokee Nation ls an lade
pen.lent and sovereign people, with whom the peo?
ple of the United States have entered Into treaty
relations, and. in effect, that Injunctions "don't
go" with such a treaty-making power.
At the home of H. T. Wilson. No. 511 Ktfth-ave.,
lt was said last evening that he could not he s*ea.
by reporter* for the purpose of an Interview ro
gardlng the Cherokee bonds.
MB, HE PEW TH RE ATES ED.
A MENACE IN LATIN* POSTED RY A CRANK
at his noon.
THK PICTUBB OF A KI/./.LINU BOMB A" ' "MTAXIES
it-mr. DBPBW t'xnisTt'KRKn ST TU
hum: PREMCTIONa?A similar
LETTER FOB MR:-'. J.
The crank has broken loose again. This tim*
ka has fhoacn for a target none other than thc
genial Chauncey M. Depew, who is Just now
placidly walking around "under sentence of
death." This crank differs from most of hie
predecessors In respect of knowing Latin. It
is In this classic language that he phrases his
communlcatlona, and the rt rcu mata nco only adds
a now terror to thc situation.
Mr. Depew lives in a hiin.Domo brownstone
double house at No. 4.i West Fifty-fourth-st. On
Tuesday iv attended the funeral of George W,
f'hilds in Philadelphia, and OH Wednesday waa
in Peeksklll, Where, In th- evening, at tho Depew
Opera House, he delivered one of his conversa?
tional lectures on his travels in Italy. At about
" ..'clock that morning Mr. Depew's butler.
Anthony Kekstroni, opening thc front door, be
< ame aware of a small, neat-lnnklng slip of
white note paper, about three by two inches in
size, aflbted to th- brownatona pillar of thc
portion near the door bell. It was pasted on
(irmly, and at the foot of the written inscription
which covered the surface of the paper was a
rough drawing of a bomb with a fuse attached,
KOW THK MENACfl READS.
The Inscription was in Latin and read:
"Fiance Itcmlnlarc exemplum Vaiiiant glori
oaum. Mora dlveti. Hie cst homo adjudicate.
Omnibus rn )ne. ImpCftO ('..niniunis Populi."
Translated Into worka lay Knglish this meana
"Brothera -Remember the glorious example of
Vaillant. Death to the rich. This man is Judged.
Ever* one beware. By the command of the Com?
When Mr. Depew returned to his home on
Wednesday night Kekstrom showed him thc
placard which ha had cavful'y kept from the
knowledge of Mrs. liegennn. Mr. Depew'e
mother-in-law. Mr. DcpOW, i* ls said, read the
notice attentively, smiled and said. "Condemned
to die. And for nothing. That's the hard part
of the whole business:"
RB IS tSEP TO THEM.
"NOW 1 do not object to the anonymous gen?
tleman leaving death-warrants at my door If
it will relieve the pressure on his mind," said
Mr. I>epew last night while h-> was dressing for
dinr.c. "But I think I have a right to pro?
test when he pelts me with Latin. This is
torture before death. It is so long since I
looked at a Latin primer that I feel as lost aa
a rudderless ship when I am C impelled to delve
through the mists of generations and dig up
words enough :?> translate his condemnation into
plain, everyday New-Torkeee."
"Cranker1 continued Mr. Depew. "I have long
bec an.- endeared to them ami they to me. I
hnve cranks to tte right of me, cranks to the
left of me, and .ranks in front of nv. They
have become part and parcel of my CXlctencC,
which would be otherwise a blank. When I don't
meet three In ? day I feel quite lonely. I am
snr.. I don't kn.c.v why th"y jr.. lot Rae. I am not
n multl-mtltlonalra or anything like lt. I repre?
sent a good "leal of money, and that ls as far aa
I get. Hut I am never without them, Bvasj
when I go off for a holiday they follow mo
a. ross the Atlantic and aro walting for me as I
step on the pier. After my roturn fr..m Europa
a few weeks agu I said something about Rome
and the P..p> which brought down OB my un?
happy head the combined wrath of two parties
of cranks, thc .-ne arrayed against thc "ther.
One act denounced me because i had spoken so
handsomely of I..-.. XIII; the other side attacked
me for tbe nverae reeeou.
WH* Hi: IS INIUKFKRKXT.
"What ar-- my sensations on receiving such a
letter as this which ihrea'ens me with death'"'
said Mr. Depew. There was a ni.-iiK-nt'a
thought, and his voice Ii id taken a graver tone
when he again spoke. "My only feeling in
such a eas.- as this is one ,.f utter Indifference,"
he said; "bul my indifference arises not from
carelessness, not from heedlessness of the thou?
sand such risks whbh attend any n.an who ,..-.
eunice a public position, but from a belief |a &
higher Power, which dominates our actions and
shapes our destinies. I was born and bred in
the Presbyterianism Of the ol.', school. Deep
down In my heart there ll-s imbedded that sa?
cred principle, which tin.ls expression In
these words: 'What is to be, will be.'
Cue's faith may change, but altin ugh I am now
In the Eptocopalian fold, at the bottom of mp
soul Iles the cardinal belief which rises para?
mount only when danger threatens. To this
I ascribe the absence of fear. I have been acrosa
the seas In tempest and calm: I have travelled
over thousands of inlbs of railroad under cir?
cumstances in which the element of danger tu
always present; I have been on board a steamer
when the boiler burst; and all others with me
believed that they were los*, but through all the
old. blind, unquestioning faith?which can scarce,
ly be called fatalism?upheld me. I suppose lt
ls an Instinct with which I was Imbued In the
same way that, at eight years old. I could r<?
peat ihe catechism by heart, first forward and
then backward, wltbo.lt understanding one word
Mr. Depew is not the only sufferer from tho
crank with I lassie tendencies. John Alton, a
footman to Mrs. J. Coleman Drayton, No. .174
Flfth-ave., opening the front door carly on Thura
day morning, found a slip of paper pasted on the
granite side-wall. On the paper was written
a Latin Inscription similar In all respects to that
left at Mr. Depew's house. So far the police
have not been asked to make an Investigation
Into the matter.
AU. UK MASTED.
From The chlengo Tribune.
"Von had an Item in your paper this morning.*
said the bucky cltlxen with the had eve. "about
a sensation In high life. Well-known resident of
the suburbs charged with whipping his wife,' or
something of that kind, didn't you?"
"I believe we did," answered the city editor,
glancing at the pigeon-hole where lay a trusty
weapon ready for Instant use In case of emer?
"You're prepared to back lt up. I s'pose?"
"We are, sir."
The newspaper man edged a little nearer to hie
"Voii know what you may expect when you
print a slander on a man, do you?'' pursued the
"We take tho risk of that, sir."
"You're ready to suffer the consequences If you
can't prove lt. ure von?"
"We can prove every word of lt. slr."
"Well. slr. I've come here for Justice!"
The caller struck his clenched: Hst on the table
and the editor moved his hand In a casual way
toward the pigeon-hole.
"I have come here, slr, to demand that you aay
to-morrow morning that the Hiram Hlggfnsellerg
who thrashed his wife ls not the Hiram Higgin
sellers that keeps the cosey and Inviting little to?
bacco shop in the Rlllsworth Block on the "UTt
corner. That's all, sir. Good morning!"