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FIGHTING THE GAS TRUST*!
THE BRIEF IN THK LESTER SUIT SENT
POINT? ?MADE IN' THK TKHTMKNT -cnMPKTIT.'>\
?TOTTED, PRICKS RAMEO AMD QUALITT
LOWERED THE ATTORNEY OENERAL
A8K?O TO TAKE ACTION.
The law Urin of Grout, De Fere & Mayer yes?
terday forwarded to the Attorney-General In
Albany its brief'in the application of John C.
Lester for the dissolution of th?? gas trust,
known as the Br ?klyn Union <;.is Company.
Bure making the application the firm has been
hard at work gathering affidavits and evidence
to sustain the contention that this trust ia an
illecal combination formed to rontroi the out?
put and price of pas In Brooklyn,
Th.- brief act? f rth that there was competir
Hoc in this line of business in Brooklyn prior
to the combination tha: resulted in the Incor?
poration of this company. There were seven
j.-as'..cht compantea, all ??f which have conveyed
their franchises t ? the Brooklyn Fninn f?as
Company. Exhaustive ligure? are given in the
brief to show that up t>> the time this trust came
int.. existence there was wholesome competi?
tion among these companion. The reduction of
the prli e "f Ras by th?? Williamsburg, the Metro?
politan and the Nassau c mpanlea In 1894 to
90 cents is cited as an evidence that there was
a free and beneficent competition.
in proof f the fact thai a trust was formed,
quotation is made from the deposition of E. C.
Benedici in his suit against Moore ? Bchley.
In Is'???! Mr. Benedict, who held 2.000 shares of
Wllllamsburg stock, swore that the defendants
were engaged in a scheme to become the owners i
gad controll ?;'?- of th.* compantea involved in th^ I
?tppll ition Mr Benedict testified that he lent
his ?2.000 shares for the purpose of having a con
j-lidati'in between the various companies af?
fected, bui Instead of that a new company, the
Brooklyn Union Gas Company, was organised,
which, hy controlling meetings "f the stockhold?
er* of the old compantea, compelled them to sei!
their propertj and franchlaes to the new com?
pany Mr ?Benedict*? complaint was that th??
Influence of his ?? ? k was us<-?i to bring the
WlUiamcburg company in tiie deal, and that
???,??? of bonds "f the new company were
paid lo certain persons as commissions and ex?
penses connected with the deal.
"It may b? fairly inferred." continues the
brief, "that the purp se of combination was to
do that which was afterward done, viz.. to
maintain the price of gas in the cases where it
was betas supplied at -Si 25 (the highest rate
allowed under the itatute), an?! to Increase the
prl es t. the hiphes; rate where it was being
supplied at less than ?SI -?">. in the mean time
deteriorating the quality of tho article.
A PERTTXEXT QUESTION.
"What possible obj-ecl could the Brooklyn
T'nlon Gas Com] nave had." asks the pe?
titioner in th?1 brief, "other than th<? suppress?
ing of competiti ?? when It purchased the works !
of the People'? and Brooklyn f?ns <? impanici
for millions of dollar? of Ita stocks and bonds. '
and.?- - quired proceeded to dismantle
such liants and offer th??? paVts and land f??r \
sa:?.?' Thi y.' oklyn ?las Lieht Company wa?
for ye. - ?? ? the m??st active competitors ??f |
th?? othei ? mpaniea in the city of Brooklyn;
this Is the r?ne that th?? trust was mosl anxious
t?-? disintegrate. As to the People'? plant, nav- ?
inp pui ? for $1.2411,0011 of its stock and j
bonis. an?l forthwith dismantled it. th?? Brook?
lyn Union Company on June 30, 189H, sold It
rea! estate, wharvea docks, buildings and ap?
porte! ?? - to the Mollenhauer Snrar Com?
pany f ? f.12T?.nfs?. Th?? Brooklyn G???? ?Jas
Company, In the words of the decision in the
Diamond Match Company ?ase. ?? carrying oui
its ptir; ?se?, f..un?l it necessary. In many In?
stances to buy a lar?;?? quantity of ?seles? ma?
teria!, and to pay ' it?-'?? and ezorbltanl prices
foT the property purcha?sed, which they could
net mnk? n\ filinole, nnd in many cases In no
oth'-r -? ay was it possible to purchase the in- |
activity of manufacturera and those who in??
tended to enter into th" business an?l who I
Would otherwise become competitor:, of the com- '
pany ln trade." ??
OVERSTEPPING THK LAW.
The brief points are that the Brooklyn I'nion
Gas Company, in laying mains and pipes and
Fupplyinc gas m the city without having se?
cured the consent of the Common Council, is
ex? rdslng a privilege not conferred upon it by
law. It maintains that it is clear that each of
thr? seven old companies conveyed its property
and franchise to the Brooklyn Union ?'?as Com?
pany, with the ?nt.tit to ? reat?? a monopoly In
a neceasary of ? if?-, and that such a monopoly
hu been created, and. as a result. th>? price a<?
vanced. Th?? intention of th?? Incorporato!-? of
the Brooklyn Union '".as Company to establish
a monopoly is ?barg? alle t?, the corporation,
rays th- brief. Th?? petitioner? ask the Attor?
ney-General to bring suit in equity for a Judg?
ment dir.-cting th- Brooklyn l'n!'?n 'las Com?
pan} to restore to th?? seven old companies
the property, franchises and plants acquired
from ?hem. and directing the aeven old com?
panies to resume the operation of their plants
TREY WERE SOT VAGRANTS.
?JUSTICE VAN WTCX DISCHARGE! TWO MEN AR?
RESTED as SUCH at (TONET ISLAND,
James Mason and (leorge Ford were released
from custody jresterdav on the writs of habeas
SOrpui sued out by th?-lr counsel, John U. Shorter,
on Friday afternoon. When the case was called
by Jus?;?.? Van Wjrck, Mr. Shorter said that the
ir,??:, had been .-.rr.-sted at Coney Island as vagrants
and had no opportunity to prove their Innocence
Tw idJOUrnmentS were Insisted upon hy Ih? Jus?
tice !??? their ?uses, tiny alleged, although they pro
Usted vigorously and declared tha?. ihey would be
at.;? to prove that they wer?? not vagrant?
la opposition to the application Assistant Dto
trtctvAttorney Miles sal?! that th? msn were well
known to the police at Conej Island, and <il?l r.ot
' bear li?.,.! repul Liions. The police had been trying
? to mak?? th'-m leave th?? Island for s..m? t!m<?. I.m
Without avail. Mr. Shorter obJect?sd t?. Mr. Miles
makir.t- any atatementa which ???f noi In the
papei Then Mr Milea ?aid ha had nothing to
aay a.- to the action ol the Magistrat? in adjourning
tl.?? casea The men wer?? discharged.
CRIPPLES SULK RELIEF FROM JAIL.
Thixnas Ward, .'ohn Barkei and Qeorgt vVUltenia
were before Judge Hur.l In the County Court ye*?
Isrday on th? return of three writs oi habeaa
corpus sue?l out to secure th? ir release from the
bounty Jail, where they ar?? serving teins ol Uve
month? ?ach for vagrant. The mon were am si<-?i
a: Coti.y island on July 3 la lb? general round-up
Of crippled beggar?. Hoth of Ward'? legl ?ire iron? .
Harkei has lost hie left leg below the kn???? and
wauatai'a left arm i? ml?Ing. Th? men were ar
rtlgrie?! befor? Juattea Noatrand at Coney island
?nd sentenced to nve months? imprisonment each
They sav that they are not vagrant?, thai they
hav* plenty of money, and that there is no reason
why ihey should !?? Imprisoned The writs wer?
sdjtuined until Tuesday for further hearing.
NO WORK OS THE BANCROFT TO-DAY.
The workmen now busy on the cruiser Ban? ?ft
Will obaero Labor Hay In the good oid-fashtoi ? ?
way by heaping hard at work They will not, how
?v?i, work tO-day. Th- .onsiriietor In Charg?
thlr.ks that the n<??ssary alterations can he corr
Hatad without laboring on Sunday, and, accord?
tngly, work o as. ?1 ,.t U last night and will not t??
Vgun till midnight to-night
Th?? new Banda-at gati will be opened penna
gently soon. This will enable visitors to get to the
yard without passini; through the dirtiest str-eis,
The Fern la busy transferring stores and men t?,
h.? Cincinnati. Th? last draft of men taken wa?
for the Minneapolis, which has b.en ordered fr <".
QUMaatOWn to Turkish waters.
b?lUvan kok PALMER.
Postmaster Andrew T. Sullivan .1.-i-lar. ?1 yester?
day for Palmer and Buckasr. Mr. Sullivan had
nothing to say either for or against Bryan and
Bewail for a few days after the Chicago Conven?
tion, but lie ?am?? out definitely for the sound
money candidates yesterday. In speaking of the
ticket, be paid:
"I consider that the nominees of th? Indianapolis
Convention stand for all that Is best and purest in
Demoeracj. Th? platform Is broad enough and
? trong enough for every Democrat In these l'nlted
Btate? to stand upon who believes In and adher? s
?o the traditions mid tenets of the Democratic
t part y aa enunciate?! by Jerterson, Jacks?.n, Tilden
nu In no leas ?legr.-e by President Cleveland. 1
*?ev<i in Democratic principles, but not In re?
pudiation, a? typified by the Chicago Convention."
THE ROSED A LE RATSED.
THE RECORD POR A VE88EL OF HER
SIZE, IT IS SAID. BROKEN IN
SHE is BEACHED AT ASTORIA COVE AND W ILL j
.?.???? BE DRTDOCKED sai.VIN,; WRECKS
AND ITS RISKS RECENT CASKS
Th?? Sour.,! steamer Rosedale, which sunk after
g collision with th.- ferryboal Oregon In the Eaal
River on Thursday, has in en raised and benched
at Astoria Cove, Eaat River, in the ahorteel lime
on leeoni, it Is said, tor a vessel Of any six?? Al?
though she wa- lying in sixteen feel of water off
Broorhe-at., the big derrlcka <>f the Chapman
Wrecking Company had her up In less than twen?
ty four hours after the accident occurred whi.-h
sent h.-r to the bottom. All day yesterday the
divers worked on lar hull, and additional pumpa
were pul on to .'leal- th? hull of Watef. She will
be drydocked as Boon as she Is floated, and a sur?
vey held upon her. Tin? cash in her pori Bide, just
forward of the gangway, i* fully twenty feel long,
and it requtrea conalderable patching to keep the
water out sutil.-lently well enough tor th.? pumpa
to master it and keep th?? hull clear, so that the
stenmer can float.
The Rosedale is considerably larger than most
people think ber to be. She measures ::?; f.-.-t over
all. M ?e! beam, and haa a draught of l'1 feet.
with a registered tonnage of pU(S, She sank on
a reef of rocka wui n ii?? off Broome-at., In th??
Eaat Hiver, and that nd.le.l to the difficulty of
THF. ROSEDALE BEACHED AT ASTORIA.
raising the veaael. She is row In the hand* of the
The derrick used is th.* largest nnd most power?
ful In the world, according to ih<? owners, it haa
? ??'tin? capacity of 100 tots, th?* main blocks
weighing five tons nplere.
People are Inclined to think there must be ? ? al
profita in the Balvage business, bul they are apt
to fou t thai l requin - a proportional? I)
nnd coatly plant. The derrick referred to ?mi not
less than $:."".'??' There must be a fleet il ? .
? ???I with big centrifugal wrecking pumps, a
fleet of hie pontoon?, a -orpa of akllled diver?
a thousand and one odda and enda and appllai ?
?hat mean ,m enorm.us outlay In plan! alone
"hen, aalvage ease* do noi arlae every da)
?ire comi?arativi) f. w and far between while th".?
plan? mum be ready at a moment'* rail ?>?????
receive large salaries, and not Infrequently th?
salvor's claim I-- contested in tl.uns
RAISING THE GEORGE W CLYDE
The Clyde Line steamer George W Clyde wa*
run Into and beached of! Hay Ridi.p t!..? name
evening that the Alisa .ame t.. grief, but Bhe was
raised within a few days, and has- been chasing away
? ? p ? ? Ban I ?omlng ? and Haytl for month? Thi re
was no pontoon i.usine,? aboul raising her Divere
patched up the hole? In the hull with canvas, oak?
um and planking, ihe hatel es wen? se? ured the big
centrifugal steam pumpa w.u. -?>? ,,. w,,rk. and the
hull v.?.-. ,.?,,!?,! ..f w,,t..r t?,.? Ihe derrick al
read) ?!? ?cribe?) -,?.,? one or two other* were moor.?,?
alongside Diver? paaaed greal ?? In* ben? ith th?
hull and theae were connected with the muln '
of the derrl, k* St. ,.n was turned r>n ai ?1 Ihe ?'.? r
ri? ks atralned until their Inner gunwale* wer?
awash. Blowly, bui sur ?. ihe straining
raised the sunken hull from it- ?. ndj lied ahile ih?
big pumpa threw torrent* of water from it In a
few h.urs the vessel was rnn-ed .rough t.. he
patched aecurely and th<-n drydocklng waa
an at compii?he.l fa? t s ., h a? Identa arc ?
almost beyond bel'.el for Ihe o? ?.? ?.- or the under
writers, If the vessel is Insured iti a marine com
pany, hut the salvage Is noi nil piofll for the wi? k
? r- The ?.?-? notewortl ? ?*.md this Coast
In raceni year? wet tn? running a*hor? of the
?????.? ? ????.-? 1 \'? u .1. : .-.-y shore
th.? Egyptian Monarch, ol th? WI ; Mm which
tn.-d to cui across ??p? ? fin? I? ar
: ???.?. off Fire Island; th. ()ti into, ni tl.?? Wilson
Line also, and the French liner l.a Hour.
Th.- latter on a fog,.??. Kunday morning roi oui of
the ship . hannel, u ?I tried to ? llmh Into FOrt Ham
llton, but wa- hauled of without mich In.'ut?.
Wilson steamer* were sold and turned Into
A?.,rt from these hi ? there I- a lare?*
crop of smaller ones', thai the wrecker* might be
pardon? ?! for ? aun.g "pol l oli? ra " These ar.? minor
colllsona In the harbor, llr??- and other b< rldenta tint
keep the wr? ? K? t.-' bar..is In.
TWO WRECKS IN PORT.
A few year* ag ? ?? big tl ppei ?hip >???~? into ? rf
? Ith her carao <>f l "al ulta J it? on II ri Bhi
?.p becalmed ir. the Bay of Bengal for aome Ma
?A.tks In Intenael) hoi weather, and th? supposition
,- thai ? ? ? -??"?? ine .ua combustion W u
? - were taken off at Plerr? ; ?
the smouldering (In ? tinto llame, which
could noi ??? subdued uni ? ihe Bhlp was filled
.?.,-.? . ,? tunk Thla wai "pie" lor ti,?? wreckers
ia raised In ? ?? ? m<. but the ?>.,?>?
I all 1 deck beams, and li e ?s? about
MO.uoii . In shape again. What the wreck
er* got out ..: ihe ..rr.i'.i ?a- never stated, but it waa
?t iatge ?um.
A ein,, ,- accident occurred at Woodruff'? ? orea
som?? yeara ago. A bark, formerlj a clipper In the
London and New-Zealand frosen mutton trade, ti? ?
up there in stone ballast The shin had been top
...??, \ and waa? il lown ? ? a bark Th? ?kippe ? had
devoted much oi hla time after hli arrival, ll was
alleg, I t., sampling r'urman ?I liquors, and on*
Sat n l ? ord?red all the ballasi taken out, having
?.. hull lilting >n the sui fa ? if the wat? ? p ri
eaat ; iw came on thai night md th? hip cai '? ]
Fortunately the starboard .?.?,? >i caught on the
-trlngplece and --..?.. : hei fi m itter wr? ?k and the
iron apara from crashing thi iiiah ihe conveyer >.r
Franklin W? Iruff's elevai ?? There su.? hung a en
Sunday m? rnlng dawned, and all day crowds visited
the - -t:- It .-os: iln???? day.-' w nk and $1.?W to .?. I I
the i. ill ??: the ?kipper** fr? ,1;. and ;,- waa mighty
lucky thai Ii lid ? ? co : ti no.
A few yeara ago the halan?, drydock off ["wenty
alxth-at capslsed while the Bpanl h bark Mar..
Luisa waa upon ll There wa ? bad wreck, aether*
w,?,.? irly one hundred fanary Islanders on hoard
'm?? or two were killed and a number were Injured.
vor A (Ross nor,.
BjCHWARTZ ?..??<???:?? l'??lt TIIK ANIMAL WHEN
ARRAIGNED IN COURT rEBTERDAT
Th?? ens.? of Mary Ann Lyons against Henry
Bchwarta was called early yeaterday In the Myrtle
Avenu?' Police Court, but it was non.? too early for
th? plaintiff, who has been walling for Justice ?ver
since she wa- bltt-ii. a* sh<? alleged, by the defend?
ant's dog. At th? titn.? of the accident Mary Ann
went into ,lu ?it??. Bteera'a -"?uri, and in proof of ber
alb g?tions offend to show When the ?log had
"chawed" her leg. The Juatlce blushed, and as?
sured the plaintiff thai her affidavit was sufficient.
Yesterday Justice T? ah? seemed to have a great
deal ol trouble to gel si the facts. Mrs. Lyons did
not offer to exhibit h-l' stars, so the Court h id to
d? pend . atlrely on hla eara rather than his .-ves.
"I? the dog erosa?" said the Court.
"Faith h?? is." answered Mary Ann.
"Nein," protested Henry. "He vos pure bred.
"Well bow do you know he Is cross'."' asked the
Judge, looking straight al Mary Ann
??ghure didn't he .ros.?, the atreel when he bit me
' on ll?.- leg!" ex. Ialine.I the plaintiff
Th. .as.- waa finally settled by Henri agreeing to
nay the plalntlffa ilo. tor bill, and the complaint
was dismissed, much to the relief of the Court.
DR. A8TOS HOI.I>s THF FORT.
1 Th.? Rev. I?r llemy Anton, pastor ,,f the Windsor
Terrace Mothodlsl Episcopal Church, who recently
tiove.i his household furniture into the organ loft
of the church and opened the church for weekly
services, notwithstanding th?? feel thai the Hoard
of Trust?? ? had tie,dared the church closed for the
, sutnm.r I.ause of differences between the pastor
? and his nock, is still activai) performing his pastoral
? duties. H?? announced ye.Mt.-rda> that be would
' conduct the ?ervlcea In the church this morning as
usual It is the bellel thai he has prepared u aor
mon of considerable Interest, ss hla subject Is to be
"Troabloua Times" H<- has chosen aa his lesi
Neheaslah, Chapter v, and especially thl? ver??.
"Shall such ? man as I Bear th.? doctor ?- without
doubt up to date, as lasl Sunday hla subject waa
"The Minister In the Organ Lofi The It.-v. G. B.
Johnsi.n will preach at IM In the evening, Nie
church la only a block from tbe Boulevard entran?a
? to the Hark, and can easily be reached by the
Smlth-st. Iln.?. It Is Ilk? wise accessible t., cyclists,
as It la only half a block from the cycle putii.
? ma phot est com ? ?a.
TWKNTY-FIFTH WARD REPUBLICANS
HAVE A FK'.HT ON HANI).
ANTl-M.v?'!IIN!'. DISTRICT IJ?ADKRfl OBJECT TO
BEINO "FROZEN ??it OF THE CONVEN
TlONfl BY THK R \!;l? ? "\1M1TTKK.
AI lis regular meeting on Tuesday evening
ihe Republican General Committee v. ill receive
a ?petition glinted by nearly a thousand Repub?
lican votera In the Twenty-fifth Ward, demand?
ing ?? dectalon from the General Commit!.le
clarlng thai "th.? lawful diattici aaaoclatlona
in the sixth. Ninth. Eleventh, Twelfth, Thlr
teenth, Sixteenth, ?Seventeenth and Twenty-Ural
dletrict? ??f the Twenty-fifth Ward are thoae
thai exist??i on January 1 The Twenty-fifth
Ward ?Republicana have ?been fighting among
themaelvea for ?some time, und Robert A. Bhar
key, a Worth leader, has succeeded In gaining
control ?if th?? ward committee, Th.- lignera
<?f tii?? ?petition explain in detail the pro????** bj
which the eight ?listrii-t aaaoclatlona were "?lis
banded" r>\? the ward ?rommlttee, and re-an
rolled, ih?? object ?.f th?? ?procesa being t?. throw
out a large number "f Antl-Machlne Re
publlcana. Th?? ?petitioner? contend that the
?power t" ?li.siian?! ?u re-enroll dlatrlcl ??i-Kani
zatlona |g vested solely in the County Commit?
tee, an?! tti.it. ,?s these ?listii, ts have noi ?been
diabanded by th?? County Committee, they ???
ist as they did on January 1
The Anti-Machine voter? who hive been ex?
pelled from their dlatrlct associations, and
whose irganlsatlons have ?been taken ,
fr??in them, win proteai most vlgnrousl) against
helng shut ??ut of the coming conventions, and
if ihey do noi gain redress from the General
mltt-ee, it is said that they will put an In?
dependent Assembly candidate In th?? Held
Th?,?r determination is displayed in the follow?
ing ?paragraph? from tloir petition
If this action of a ward committee la sanctioned
bj youi body, thereh) establishing j pr? ? d<
' ? the powers ol ward ? ommltt". . li ?.?
? ?ult to* di li rmlne the ?tat? 11 I n
The most Imnoi ? ini q ? ?lion to I ?? de . .? ??
??".' mi ?.? of this matter I .- the t K.
? n ? Tw< : ??. fifth Ward I ? ?
Hay, ??r must n nacrant dial
of ?? rsonnl and politi, al rtrhl eng.
f. aten ?! bj the ? ?? .,, ?,f
lh< ward .:????. force fai Mon .1 dlffei
!.. the .]. ploi ilile reaull f foi
a mo ? ? Istory of the Hep
pai ij.??.?? lirai ? onsldi ration t
? ? i, and t" ? ha? > nd your petition??! r<
fully submit :.(option b) Ihe ? ounij Comi
111? follo? !?..-!? il]
? H? ? . ? immlttee hereby
d?*?-: ? rea ? it. In .rdun<-< ? ? |
Itutlon and Bertini ? -, ? . | of li
lata . the lawful distri?-! a ? ih.
Nini '. I III -.???". ? ? Hlxi
????? nte? ntl and '!?.?. ???.???..?
Ih? Turni lift h Ward ?r? ?
the first dny of January inai
,,f (hla ? '?? . rect. notify thi
Tw?!? ?'?' ' rd Republican Commit te. i.i ihia
: ? !,..? t he ' .? "? ? immiti? ? hall t ?k?
othei ? ? ?? Immedliitel ? .
wrong? I ' ? ? I ' Ward It.
t.,?'.? ? ?? next prim irle?. . m ??. t,.
re? "urill? d In ?? ? : pi Im irlee and coi ? ?
The petitioners have secured opinions uphold?
ing them In their position from Oeorge H Flob
|r., chairman of the County Committee R
U', Fielding, "?' r?'!;irv of the County Commit?
tee; Jacob Brenner, chairman of the Rx?ecutlve
Committee, and Henry A Powell, chairman of
the ?Ommlitee on < rganlsatlon
8EBGI iST Joil\ WOODS ?CCUSED.
A RAKRR CMAROBfl THAT HE t?'AS ROfOltl.T
TRK \'! ?? I'V HIM in Mis OWN IK ?ME
Frederick Cook, a baker at No 3S3 I?? Kalb-ave.,
wai alrlcken with apoplexy about three p
BK0 ,\t an early hour on Thursday montine he
w.,~ alttlng "n one of the i??w.-r ati .? to hla
?aliar. ? ????;,, accordine t?> hi?
s:..,?. ,;.? John Woods. WhO Is .itni.'he.l I.? the
? ?. ? ? ??. inct, asked him what he wai
Cook replied that he was working, whereup
said, ihe --.-1 ?-??-:. ?. t grabbed him b) Ihe collar and
hauled him up Ihe stairway, As hla |rfi aide la
paralysed, he could noi prevenl thla alleged rough
treatment bul demanded why he waa treated In
il.i- w,.\ In hla own home libi aon iik.wis.? atepped
out and demanded an explanation Round mai M
Oarry came up, and If aald lo have persuaded Ber
g?ant Wood* to permit Mr Cook t?> return Into hla
nhop Then one of Mr Cook'? sona lodged a com
plain! agalnsl it??? aeraeant ?? ? o'clock In Ihe
afternoon, the >??.>.k^ aay, Wood? and McUarrj re
turned, and, looking around the ?hop, Inquired if a
dive w.? being run there li la alleged Ihe sei
grani tried to gel the Cooka t?. withdraw tl.m
plaint, and handed ? quarter to one of the sona
with which to buy b-rei Thla thi latter refused,
and \v?.???is wenl sway To his ?uperlor officer Ser?
geant Wo???!- reported lhal h?? mistook Cook ???? one
?,? iwii ?usplclou? men whom he hsd been followlna
It, th?? direction ??f Cook'a place Mr c..?>k repeated
his si?,r\ t?? Mr Welle? yeaierda) morning.
Y [RROW ESCAPES 4f 1 El HI..
c.irl Btuhrberg, proprietor of ? gr.>ry store at
N?? ZS2 Backett-st., bad ? narrow escape si mid?
night ??? G??!.iy nigh) He steeps In Ihe real ??!' ile?
sini?? and was awakened b) Ihe heal from*? lire,
which li believed t-> have ??? ??? alarte?! aceldenlally
?, ,, ?.linn in the basemen) The floor of his
room was s?? hot that Mr Btuhrberg was compelled
to put on bla rubber boots before be could s?-iz?? bis
wife and carry ber <>ut to ?. place ??f safety Then
he gave the alarm and all the houses In the neigh?
borhood were soon empty There were four fami
liei m the tenement-house al N<> :?:':' Baeketi-at.,
und It was Impossible for them t?. descend th? Hairs
en ,,??.mi ol Ihe smoke and dames, s?, all ?>f th??
famille? rush???! upstair?? t?, the roof Hy the time
the lasl person had gone through the ?cuttle the
n,,mei were roaring up the hallway it required
about an hour to extinguish the blase Thi dam?
age is about 11,000 The house is owned by George
Sheldon, of Newburg. '
.. ., .. ?rn.inxT iTitnii ?KM UEtTEXANT. THAI Is G?? ARMOR OP
??G. NBWUT ENNORI-KI'. !(l' ,nl\ 7.* |T|-=TIN.. '--???? I.IM-W IN MANY BATTLES.
?? "??AYa#%???BV?RKIN^^^vANroBNAlDBNT IN GG. AMD "MALLI HUNO om:,-VK.s, I
Dl Vis I OX FA IRL 7 MARKED
?CHARLES .J. PATTER80N DEFINES HIS
III. TONCEDES NEW-TORX TO MKINLET, AND
fROES DEMOCRATS TO VOTE TOR THE
INDIANAPOLIS TICKET Ai A RBI
?ft) BRTAN, TILLMAN, ALT
OELO A ? <?.
Charles .1 Patterson, the chairman of the Up.
form Democratic General Committee, has re?
turned t?. his home In Brooklyn after a vacation
? ?f r?verai weeks. Mr, Patteraon is one ??f the
recognized leaders ol Brooklyn's Independent
Democrats, and his views on the present >?>n?li
ti??n of affairs have been au ait??! with Iteen
Intereat. Testerda) Mr Patteraon ?aid, when
ask???! for a st.it, meni of his ?position
It i- the lutj of every patriotic Democrat to give
art) support to the ticket ? un I na ted at In?
dianapolis. Paltnei in?! Bucknei represent noi ?
of 111 inclal hi neat), bul ? be ? ause ol c ?n
?elenco m politici before the entire nation. Every
Democrat arno believe? in ?ound money I? invited to
take hi ? ? ??? ??.:'!'., , ;
of polii ?. regularity. Thi? 1? the I?* <?? which the
Reform Dom cracy have bten urea? e corn?
ili Brooklyn for leverai year? past, and now
that th. ?ame ??! i? I? pre?ente<l to the people ol I
l'nlted Stati ? tl ? po klon of the retorna party h;>jh
thi? ??... ?ion will not ? ?
Both Palmer and Buekner hav? been lifelong
Dem?crata, and at a'.\ time? consistent .? ??? - >l
?ound and honeal money, They both represent the
very htghe?t type ?if th.? Democrat in politics, ind
they ar?? the precia? opposite! of men like Bryan,
Tlllman and Altgeld, who may be fairly Mid to rep?
resent ..?. ? l? mont which le destructive t" public order
and which menace? the good repute of our Nation,
not only among our own citizen?, but among the
:. ,? ni ol the world Tlllman, Altgel ? ,v Co
naturali) draw lo themaelve? the ?upport of Popu
lli ?, 8o :.i lati ind Anarchist? wh ed ob
j.?,?: |a to tear down In m 1er to lay foundation
up Palmer and ? ickn, r repre
. .? ? the Dem racy, far
mon numerous, more powerl u ? :? Influential
than the othei Andth.) will draw to themselves the
vote? of ?ill I lomo? rat? ?* ? ?' lealre to be ?? in
founded wll th? ? ni - ol deati u ' Ion that
r ?ind the ? ....
That ::,;- divi* ?? nf the Demo -ra??) ?hall be : llr )
marked In : . - -ampalgn ?* ? ne ??I : '.
tiiatlon, and ?me on whl I ?? I ?' ;'? ;?' ?
ili Hie CI
?.,,, romiti ? : - iff. ?:?. ? from - ?me comm? r? lai dl -
rase .. ?? t? t whl. h rcstrli , ira?! ? and
?,.?.?. ? md In?. Ivei ' business.
The l-i ? ?' - ??? ?.??? free and un- ?
limit? : ? ? ?? ? : Iver at th? riti ? of 1' to I In It?
rei.,: ? to gold. A Iver doll ,r 11 ? ? m? - is h? ivy
. lolUi ? trinslcally.
:.', centi II th flovei tim? nt coin??! uich ?liver
doll.ll leei -. no power
,,?? e.irth enul 1 make thei ? e than their in
... No one >? . I ? \ h inge for
tl.lollar? .i r ?I ! !oil ir a
. ? ? ?' '
. ? ? ?' : ,l;":r I''"?
?? ;- -,ii that
, . ? | to be
M? m, ... in India, In China ?<? ? ?' in tn, :
vaiui; ?if tin
, : ? : nd the wag? I ?
ive not advanced
r w< would ralM the pi ? of It
would ?.uni In value to gold al Ihe ratio
ned b) ?insl ? -??- ? ' ? ?
???, . plan pi Democratic ? '?invention
to , oli wortli nf ?llvi r Into ,. dollar would
:? . .it .,.,? I? ,,', to a h< ' '? ?Id. fot
. xeept l,s li
... The ? ' platform
tl it Tren . ? ?hall
In gol?! <; ?1,1 will, "f
. ,,?,, ,. ?... , ...,!, d ta ?1 . " t? which ar?
? \ il,|e In noi?! To liny this Iti Ilio tn.uk??! al ll
fiirlh? ? ' ? ' the de?
.., ,;, .,, ?,?, , ,,,,| ?,|van<?" the prl. ? oi ?-?? ?
whei ? '.? for m all? ? ? Tl ? h r? aae In ?
h ?? Bry in no I
the ?lepri ite?! ? : ,? ? ' ? vai
paid And ?
.? ., tison? ag tin ? th?? ?hang?
? m !??? ? no ? Th?
-m ? He ?a III ?' ert ? Inly carr\
th?? St.?? ??' N'en Vork thai ? vote for him b) ?
I ?. m ?? ; it t- thrown iiwai It I? therefoi ?
n??,?.?. that nny D< mo, rut ?hall
vote m '?' ? ' fiali the Democrat 1 .
ind tariff r ??' irm? l asaert
better with ll than ca -t ll
lor Pali ? ' ?.? r
FLUSHING THE W \TER 1/ UX8.
IMPROVEMENT NOTICED IN THE WATER
AFTER THE HVDRANTH HAVE BEEN
Two ganga of ? ? a the Western District
? ; ? ? r ITard ol ihi v, ? ? ? Purveyor'? Bureau ind
? r Yard,
?r? r* hard at work ali di ? ng thi
water mains It ? ? ? be? ?
mpialni fi water. This
flushing hi ? ted duties
? , ?.? .( ? 'it?. u ks ?
th? water pal y, Ii .- declare?!, from
? of the water ln the pip : rt
\v. item Dleti ? ? flush? I h
Carlton-ave., ? it h ol Myrtl? ?, ? u
of ?) ? ' ; Place,
betw? I at ?? ind
, I Ore* ? ves Th? Eastern District men ??'
??-ove-it., Centn ??? .?? ! il tnr >????? riy?lrai
? ?? ? :??? ,? ??? " ?m ? ? . man) com?
?? ilnti hai '? b? en made. Son . ?
- a mai ked il he s iter
, while otl
that fl . ?noi du awa) a
,? ? rnoll an . aste, although it m ?i?? -
W.lt?'l BetWeel ? 1 .? : - w ? ,
oui .?? City Works
??r ? Ills, ind th. Depat m? ?.??.: Hi
ring I ? -
the true rau?ei ? . r? n -, Brooklyn's dm kit -
Wut? r .- Ilk? ly to be bi ?
, ? |, ,? .? y Mayor Wurstel ??s not pi upo??
?? ??..?:..?.? ,: . ?. ? ?? ?. Ilea.th De
pari m? nt :. is r?. ? ?? ? ? from ? \ ?
e way of api ... rk of
I?r Km? ry'i I?? ?irtm? ni 11) ai eg? itlv? .rder
the Mayor ??- ? ??- I B.OW .it !?r Emery's dis
I ? , for the purpose ol ? .
THEY l/' ST r W THE ? t/77.' TAX.
The action of l'i? del lek H in t?j enjoin
tin? ? :i> fr?,tu collecting .? water tai In the Third
Districi of the Thlrt) lirai Ward waa discontinued
yosterda) with?.ut costa. Justice Van Wyrk haa
held lhat the ?l?-f. n???? set up ??u the motion r.?r a
temporar) InJ inctlon waa within the k to? i.?i..??? ? t'
the Corporation Couns??!, and thai he should hav,
Informed Jorgenson's counsel ol ll Th< assertion
,.f il.?? plaintiff waa that sewer bond? w?;re lsa?i? 1
by tho old town of Oraves? nd unu one twentl th of
th.-. ????,?? ?is to I?? retired each >?..! b) ., 'i\
on Ihe people, At'ii-r the .uni. aiitlon ,t wat? ? rat?
w.is imp.? "i? n??? ward by the city, and It win
alleged I,) the llrav, en?! ????|>1? that tills rule v. is
In reality > double ins on the motion foi .
. t, mi ,.i ,t??, Injun tlon, ll waa oliown b) Corporation
Counsel Burr thai though th?? tirst appropriation
I for sewer and water t.ix v%.. ? ::\??,? by ? omini?
ih ner White ,ii IPI.wjO, h? had reduced ll <? ?
? ?, ?\ of the faci ? hat ? ?? ? mite water t.i\ v? a?
Imposed This Is the fact ol which Mr Jorg?nsin'.i
? ,,??? -. I ,.un lit t?? have I?? . ?? lnl irme?! .? ' ???? ui' ????..
KOI .-' I 0/1 ES I / I/,'/ It l.l.l. IH\ SER.
John Philip Bousa and hla manager, I? Blakely,
? , ,? farewell dinner Pride) nicht ,it the Man?
hattan G.?:????? Hotel t?.r the lift) member? of their
?. ? -?.? and .????.?? ? ,? Invited guoeti, Including I?:. It.
Reynolds, I?? Woll Hopper, Ben Btevens, Charlea
Klein, ?is,:ir Hummerstein and i\ I?'. Adams Mr,
S??u.-.t will soon ? irt for Europe forili? lirst voca?
tion sine? th.tabltshment >.t Rouslk'* band four
years ago At tbe enil <>f the dinner Mr. BlakeB
..n behall of thos? present, gave ti beautiful loving
cup of unique d? sign to Mr rtousa. Then were
m.?nv pleasant s|>. ?,?,???,?< and greet ! ni ?
THE CEMETERY IXTHE PARK
1NCONQRUOU8 BURROtTNDINOS OF THE
FRIENDS? BURIAL GROUND.
EFTBCTCALLT SHIELDED BT TREES AND SHRUB
BERT PROM THK OAZS OF THE Pt'BLIC?IM
PROSPECT PARK, BUT NOT OP IT?A
PEACEFUL AND BEAUTIFUL sroT.
On ? recent morning two men war? ??.mins ?lown
th? road that leads to the top of Lookout Hill. In
Prospect Park One >>f them was a resident of
Brooklyn of twenty years' atandlng or mor.?, the
oilier was making his fir?! Visit to Ih?? city. As
thej neared th.? bottom of the hill th?? drat said
to th?? s?s'on?l:
I nn going t.) show you something that Will
suroris? you something the lik?? of Which prob?
ably cannol i>?? found in any other park in the
Aa th? y ?.?.in?.1 th>? main drive running eaal and
w.st they perceived in the thick shield ?if shrub?
bery on th?? o'h.-r aide of th?? roadway a narrow
opening, just wi?i?? enough f?.r a vehicle of ordinary
width to make its way in, Unless hla attention
ha.i been particularly directed t?. it. th" new
? ?.in?'!- making his tirst visit to the Park would
have passed H by unnoticed. The two .-i?.ss.?i the
drive and the adjoining brldl? patii, and entered
At th.? distance of twenty f?'?'t or mor?? their way
was barred by an Iron gate, looking over which
th.-y could aee an inclosure <?f considerable ?\
teni. bounded by an Iron fence n-xt the s?Te<-n
of ?hrubbery which the) had |usl penetrated, and
with woo.l.n palings in th.? distance on either
si?i??. a roadway led up through the grounds.
Which w-.-re In a Well-kept condition, and near it, a
few rods BWay, on Hi? I? ft -l?l.?. was a small
wooden building. In front of this building
stretched a cleanly shaven lawn, with some large
and siat. iy trees here and there, On a tree just
insili?? th?? gal?? was ., s|K-tl which read: "Private
(Jrounde. No Admittance."
BURPRISE ? NATI K.M. EMOTION.
It is tua strange thai th?' \lsitor manifested
som? surpris?' 'i'j,,, house waa not large enough
(Or ,, residence; it looked, rather, lik?? an office
building, ami his t?r.? thought was that ?ome on??
of tii?? Park officials had his headquarters there;
but It aeemed ?Ingulur, m that case, thai it should
? aside aa "privati grounds" and the public
shut out To th?? righi ?>f th?? lini?? building an Ir
r? gul.?? but gracefully rounded lull arose, and in
plit?ces on i'? -pi?? an?i toward the top were -??? ? ?
number ol whal appeared t?? be white atones s.'t
in ih?? soil, each one aeeming to !??? close to a
mound of graaa-covered earth.
"Well, what do you think of It?" at length asked
the resident Brooklynlte of hi? companion.
I hardly know whal to any," was the answer,
"bul I'll V - -11 you what it makes me think of
There are s.?m?' thing? there thai strongly Bug?
g.-st a cemetery; but who ever heard of a cemetery
In O park"''
'Vou are right." sal?! the other; "it is a cerne
tery the Prienda' Cemeteri or the Quaker Ceme?
tery, as it la more commonly called You might
have gone ..long the road there ? thousand times
and never had Ihe ?lightest suspicion of such a
ih.iig. and l ?oppose then are thousand? of people
who consider themselves fairly familiar with our
beautiful Park w t,?> bave ta. Idea that right in ih??
mid?! ?.f it then is this apace aet apart for the
burial of the dead. The cemetery was laid out
hero long before the Park was thought of, and
when Ihe Park waa eatabllahed it was allowed to
remain, entrance to it being had only through the
? park gate, which I? only thirty or forty
? od r w i). "ff there to I he weat."
Knterlng the gate, which yielded readily to the
lifting of .. latch, notwithstanding the prohibiting
sign close ai hand, t.o objection was mad? to the
visitors making a ? ir?-;lt of the cemetery, which
comprises an area of about fourteen acres, and Is
as beautifully siiuat???! and aa neatly kept as one
ould wish the last resting-place of the dead to !??
N? > OSTENTATIOUS DISPLAY.
Th.? utter aha, n???? of any o* ten tat loua dlaplay is
noteworth) There ar?? no monuments or mauso
leuma; there la no elaborate carving; there are
no ornamental atones. Quaker aeverlty and aim
erywhere. The grass la carefully
? ninni'.?. tree? and small ahruba abound, and a few
ultha? is In flower are to be Been.
The most sinking feature ??f the Prienda' Come?
t? r\ la ?.haracter of the tombstones. They ari?
mi in height, if not In aise, the height b.-ing
noi over fourteen or fifteen Inches. The Inscrip?
tions on ihem are ??f the ?implesl character: In
mo?? casea onl) the name and the year of birth
ith; and, a? a rule, a part ol the Inscrip?
tion :? on the curved upper aurfaco of the atone.
Most .?r the ?tone? ir?? of marble, bul there is no
objection t" the u-.? of giani'? . only the rule Is ttiat
the preacrtbed height musi noi ?.xceeded. There
is nothing In the Pricnd?' I???? k. ol Discipline tint
forbid? ui??!' elaborate tombstone? .?r monuments,
Nut. with the purpose ol making the cemetery in
I'rusp? ? l'.,!k ?- unobtrusive a? possible, su?-li a
. nfoi red here
s?? ?.? m and retiring la it thai its presence In
?? ? never au?pei'ted bj those whose atten?
tion .a noi directly called i?. It. The wooden fence
met? ; > on thr. ?? aide? can be Been
from -oiii" ??f the Park w.?lks. and one passing on
?:.? road between the cemetery .??,? Lookout Ulli,
by looking eio?. |y, can s??.? ?ome of the whin- marble
?tone? through the opening? In the trees, NO
?-uMii.il observation from my polni outside of the
cemetery ground?, however, will ?lis. loa?? ?s i?r.-s
The cemeterj I? the property of Ihe Monthly
Meeting ol Prienda of Sew Vork and Brooklyn,
and la ihe onl) one in the nelghborh.? of the
metropoli? The ground wa? purchased In l?M6, nnd
original plol ol ?et el :??? n aen ?.
About three acre? were s,.ld to the city when the
G uk was PMtiebllrthed, and the cemeteri now com
i som. fourteen acre? It la divided Into two
unequal part? by the roadway thai passea near us
??? ntre; the ea*t< rn und ?maller p.irt belong? to the
orthodox Krlend?, and the remainder to the Hlek?
i!'? branch of the body. Two committee? have
charge ..f the ground?. i?ui the) are all under the
direction of one superintendent, Jame? V String
ham, who haa hi M thi? office for the Issi Uve year?
N< ' ri.' 'is S' ??.??
No Iota In the cemetery are ?old, bul plots are
. ned t.? certain f..mill. s. The permita kssu?ed
by th?? committeea when burlala are about i?> take
place contain the following provision:
"Although certain plot? In thla cemetery are
allotted i? familles, Il Is expre?aly understood thsl
thi? giv??^ them n?? title or rights of ownership, but
aald ground is the propert) or the Montili) Meeting
ol I'm.i.i- ul Sew-York and Brooklyn, and la al
ail lim. to It? control and r. gulatlon?."
Sup? riiit.-ii'l.-nt Htrlngham take? greal pride in
li?. plug tt.?? ground? In good irder He was much
?eaiiilall?ed. und -?> were the Prienda generally,
two ?? three year? no? when an article waa print I
in ?m?? of the N?w York papera stating thai there
had ?a-en n??) burial? In the cemetery for twenty
>? ira, that no care wa? uk-Mi of It, and that the
piace wa? ill grown up with bushes. ? ? w
minute*' ?in .suga? hm would have shown the
w riter of the ai ilole lhal there w is noi the altgnt? at
basis ??,? auch a Bl itement.
A a mutter of fart thirty or forty burials take
place m ihe Prienda' iVmeterj ever) year, and
sometime? there ar.? a? man) u? two a week
People ar? buri???! there at times whose bodies have
b.-.-ii liroughl t'rom ? long distance, bcause ? f
their association? with Brooklyn ?? thru- former
connection with the FrUnde' S.>. 1.1\- here. While
there is no other Friends' burying ground In <?r
about New-York, there are a number on Long
Island, where the Quaker? v.. r?? formerly numerous.
The beai kepi of th??-? cemeteriea la at VYeatbury;
there an other* al Jericho, onl) thr??.? miles from
Westbury; Oyster Bay, Matinn.?? k and other
The cemetery in Prosp?PCl G irk w ,s eatubllshed
fifty years ago, and the flrsi burial in it took
place in 1818 Eli fot?? thli a numb?!? of bodies were
transferred there from the old burying ground In
llouston-st.. ? w Vork. The entire number ot
graves ?? ..bout 1,800, iw i-thirda being in the llicks
ii.. aectlon A hundred vais before the present
cemetery was .-staHish.-.1 the tir-?t one f?.r the
guakers In New-York waa laid oui on what is
now Pearl st , whl? h was then kimw ?i aa Queen-st.
l.??is were purchase there In 174?; with the purpose
of erecting a meeting-house < m account of g
lack of funds the work of building was not begun
until Kit. but in the man time Ine burial ground
waa us.?,? About Its? the removal to Houston-st.
occurred, and from there the remains of those
who hnd ?.? burled w.-r?? later, as has been noted,
removi ? to Brooklyn.
s. IME < ?? THE INSCRIPTK >??,
The earliest inscription which can now be d.?
ii|.h?r?.| Is mark???I "Edward Hazard, ?li.-d ISSO,"
and another stun?? bears this Inscription: "Tilomas
Hazard was b.?ru llth month. 15th, 17,'?. ?lied 7th
month, 21th, 182S." The tirsi burlai, not it removal.
In tli.? new cemetery took place In IMS, as nearly
can be ascertained, the recorda on that point not
diacloalng the exacl fa? is. The simple marking on
Hi?? stone is as follow?: ?'Amelia llerrttt, wife of
Pal ward Merrltt, ag???! twenty years Hied llth
month, "'tli. IMS." Tele is in the Hlckslte portion
<?f the grounds. On th ? orthodox aide a notable
grave Is that of a yuaker minister, the stone at
the head of whl.-h is Inacrtbed thus: "Thomas
Klmber, .. minister <>f the Oospel of our Lord J.-su.s
Christ. 1825 ?^??."
?in?? of the few granite stones In Ihe cemetery It?
that marking the grave of PrOfOMOT Robert i-oster,
long connected with th.? Polytechnic Institute,
whose death in the soring of 1S9I was so deeply
lamented. Th.? stone bears only his name and the
years of bis birth and death 1 he? grave toon the
summit of the hill. Professor ?*t*r ?*!-*??
affiliated with the Krlend?. but his w fes fami y
?.r.? ,?,? therefore be was laid al re? in tnts
titiiouKh it is elote
h.. ?-?G?- r? rnm-,??r'"? with mc*t If not all ef
John ? ivi* r?,',s; "Mlirv An" ??'??, wife of
heihhfMi 1>*;!G?'?- S mother In Israel, strong.
Korlot.s e,,''",""/ ,f?Uh,U?? an helpmeet In thi
? . ol ,.f ,. P'',?f J,,,i"* ' hrlst. and a tireless ad?
ii ,- Lthe '??"???>"?? ?f HI? most , r.eiou* Mood."
"?? Of thr -most recent burials .In .this -cemetery
many of th-m know nothing about it
'; ' '? ?? ? rj aeema in the t I
pleasure ground of a great eli
asid.? from the walks or drives to"
In this peaceful spot will not de. m
IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT.
THK HKV. MATHIAS TODT8ZUI
M?>VE TO BOSTON.
DESERTED BT III** PORNCR LOTAL ???????????
TI?*N HE V.U.I. Ni'A' QO TO l-WI.MIN?.
k? 'it A UVIKO
Tne property of St fJJcorge*? Lithuanian Cntholh)
Church, In North Tenth-st., mar G. ?nord-ave-,
wis transferred vest. id.iv to Anton Mannell, a
be.-r bottler in North Fight h-st . In ex'-hange for
a brick heuae at No. h Beny-et. Th.? exchange
of th?? proper ly brings to a ?lose the career as a
priest of th.? H.v Mathias ?, ? i y-zi is. who was pas?
tor of the church, and whose troubles in the last
fui y.ars hav.? frequently been told in the colmuna
of Th.? Tribune Father Vodyssua got possession
of the property some year- ago. and has since
mtained it. it was he who mad.? the exchange
with Manne!!, fodyssus ..?-,. .,\??,??<? ? house on
?irati. 1-st.. and from the rental of both houses he
can now live comfortably for the rest of hla
natural Ufe. it is the Intention of the priest to
setti,? down on ? farm on the outskirts of Boston
which he recently purchased When Yodysaua
started his career In the Eaatern District, St.
Oeorge'a Church had a membership of nearly 900.
His parishioners can? on Sundays as far aa
conventtnt, as the church was the only one of
its kind within !??? mil?-. Soon ttt.r h?? assumed
the pastorat?? he succeeded In having the church
property tr.-msf. rt. d to Mm. Yodyasus had been
in charge of the church about a year when there
was an open revolt, and for a 1 mg time two fac?
tions were in the church An attempt was then
mad.? to hav.? I'.ishop l.ougl.lin settle th,? trouble,
but nil to no avail. YodyssUS Simply laughed.
He go! Inio trouble with several women mem berg
and was arr.ste.l. but never convl? ted. He waa
arrested sevrai tini?- for intoxication, and on
one of these occaalona ?as Pined H?J by Justice
Qoettlng lu the Lee Avenue Polios Court. Hisrtop
Lougplln auapended him, bul ti?? prt.-st refused to
recognise the suspension, and went right on saying
nasa He made hi- church an Independent one,
and as the members of Ir.s congregation were able
to understand but one language, they never know
YodysSU?'? trouble With the Bishop. Last spring,
with the aid of a big mastiff, known as ntsm.irelt,
he tried to for..? form-r members of his choir to
r.turn to his church, and when they refused, eet
the d'?g on one young worn..t,. who was 111 from
the fright for thro.? da\s YodySBUa was brought
to court on this charge, but the caes waa dis?
missed Boon after thla m?,st of his former mem?
bers l.ft the church and organized a new parish
with the consent of ? I* hop McDonnell and now
hold serviets ui Urand-et. This caused him to
off.r th.? church property for sale. Yodyagtts
blames tho Rev, Martm Carroll, of the Church of
St. Vincent de Paul, In North Btxth-st., for the
breaking up of his congregation.
A M W METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHUECA
At the quarterly Methodist Conference, held Fri?
day night In the Power? Street Methodist Kpis
, .pal Church, the ctnaolldntlon of th?* Leonard
Street and th?? Powira Street Method?*) Episcopal
churches, which took pisce ? week ago, was dis?
cus-d, and it waa decided to build a new odtflce
on tho sit?? of the Leonard-st church as soon aa
the titles of the property of the two churches had
been comphHed and proved satisfa, tory to a title
gu.uant.ompany, This work i- expected to be
completed in three weeks The united congrega?
tions In the m.in time will worship In the Powers
st. chur. h. and when the new church Is ?-ompleted
tl,? Pi w.rs-st property will he sold. Who the new
pastor of the church will be is agitating the mu.ds
of th?? people of both Churches. Humor lias It that
th- Rev, ?'.. C. Peck, of Hay Shore, will he sent to
th.- church by th?? next New-York Hast Conference,
to I,.- h.-ld in April, while others say the H.v. Will?
iam Hamilton, pastor ol th?? South Third Street
Methodist Episcopal ?'hur.-h. will I,.? Belacted. The
new church will occupy seventy-eight feet in L?on?
ard-s?. and ninety-five :'???? m Coita lyea-st, it will
est from 135.000 to $:?,.?.?. ?? will be modern in
every particular, and Beat WO people Th.? Sunday
school loom will a. comthodate 1,000 scholars. The
Church Extension Society of the Methodist de
nomtnatlon has charge of the work. Handsome
el .--r. .in- and a convenient kitchen for the ladies
will add to the comforts of tin? church, it is ?aid
that tli?? two pastors, the Rev. Mr Smith and the
H.v Mr. Wesson, will preach on alternate gun
daya for th.? balanoe of th?? conference y.ar. !iy
?!..? consolidation th.? membership is now Ha The
two Hoards of Trustees will BOOH Beet, form Into
one body and -Net new ottlcers.
BOTH roUOHT AND NOW THEY lUPPBat
? ajeph Richer, a butcher, living at No. l.oi*
Pluahlng-ave., and Frederick Michaels, a brlck
layer, of No. IC Blegel-at., are lying in St. t'athe
rine'a Hospital, Rtcker suffering from a broken
)a,w .md Michael? from a broken l.ft leg. The
men received tkelr injuries while engaged in a
rough-and-tumble light. The trouble between them
grew ..at of RI. her ejecting Michael? from a meet
?i g of Johnson-ave. but,-neis, held in a hall in
Johnson- ???., on Friday nigiit. for th?? purpose of
Ising a "Butchers' Quard." When the side?
walk wa- reached Michaela turned on Rlelter. When
.,!.:. t,, leave ihe hospital the ra-n ?ill be ar?
raigned on counter ? liarg. -
THREE BAD COLORED H<?vs
Mrs, Phoebe Trow?, colorad, living at No. is
Throop-ave., yeaterda} had her thr??.? sons, Walter,
thirteen year? old; Herbert, fifteen years old, and
Joseph, tun.?!? .? w.ir* old before Justice ?loetting.
In the l.ee Avenue IN,It.e l'ourt. and asked the
Magistrate to Bend them ??> som?? institution. Mrs.
Trower Bald that ataos her husband'? death, six
yar- .go the bovs ?.if constantly stealing Jus
M ?.? Ooett'lng committed Joseph to th.? penitentiary
for six montha ..nd th.? other two boya to th?? Houssj
of Refuge for the same p.rlo.l. When Trower died
he left nearly 1100,000, which has Bines dwindled
,'. w ? io a few thou-and dollars.
BAIL FIXED For STFFI.F.
RKMAN'DED HV Jt'STICE VAN' WY?Tv IN ???????
l'ORPt'S I'll? ?.'EEDINOS, AND H18 SOMD
??.?.??? AT ??'.G??.
Argument was heard before Justice Van Wyck of
th.? Supreme Court y?wrterday on the return of a
writ of habeas COTPU? a-klng for the release of
Herbert ll Steel.? from Raymond Street Jail, where
he Is ? online. 1 Without ball to await th?? action of
the Orand Jury on a .-barge of carrying burglar'?
tools. When the case was c.iib-d Asa b?tant Pasti hH*
Attorney Mil?-, wh.? appeared ??, oppose, asked for
an adjournment, saying thnt h?? had not nnd time
to pr?paie his answer to tne application. Counsnl
for th.? writ said th?? 1 bstrlct-Attorney had not
ask-d for an adjournment in other habeas corpus
proceedings which had been heard, anal ha ?ltd not
s.?.? whv tiler?? should be any discrimination against
"(Hi. well, if you look a' It that way," said Mr.
Mll.s. "I will go on with the case.''
Counsel stated that bis cHenl was arrested at
Coney Island, and that .Insti,.? Tigno hel.l him
without bail to await th?? action of the Orand Jury,
although iher?? was absolutely no evidence to show
tha? h.? had been guilty of any ?Mime. When he waa
arrested two keys were found on his perse?, and
one of them fitted a door In the house of Francis O.
l'r\ in Hath Bench, Which was brok.-n Into a night
or two b.for.. He had none of the resulta of the
burglary on his person, and nothing was found
when hi- room was searched
?I have a key In my own po?-ket which would nt
that door." said the counsel "This man was ar?
raigned before Justice Tlghe In the nbseti. e of hi?
counsel and iio opportunity was given to him to
prow- nls innocence, wWcn h?? could have dona
easily He Is undoubtedly entitled to his dis
Mr Miles remarked in opposing the writ that
when Martin Alien was arrested there was nothing
more to hold him than there was against Steel?,
and yet he was convicted and sent to prison for a
long term. St.???!.*, like ?11<*?. was an old criminal
and a dangerous thief. He had s. rved a term bl
Massachusetts for forgery, and for the last two
years he had been under the constant surveillance
of th?? police. He ?as an expert mechanic, having
served an apprenticeship with the Hrady Manu?
facturing Company, and In his rooms was found ?
complete set of burglar's tools. One of the so
called keys which he had In his possession waa ?
picklock, and he had been seen by ,( policeman
within ten minutes' walk of the Fry house on the
?? although he declared that
night of the burglary
...rs*?? ?? -??? ???????? j. .??.?>".??. in- oeviuifu
he spent that night at Rockaway H.-ach.
.Insti,?.? Van Wyck said he would r.-mand the ?
oner, and Steeles count?? 1 asked that bull be tl
Mr. Miles said he thought that $10,<??i would not b?
too little ball, but the Justice said he thought G ??
would do. and be fixed the ball at that amount