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V*1- LVII Xo 1S,446.
NEW YORK, MONDAY, MAY 17, 1897.-TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
TURKS DEMAXI) THE8SALY.
LIKEWISE A BIG INDEMNITY, j
X STAGGERING REPLY TO THE REQUEST i
FOR AM ARMISTICE.
ORFECK ASKET* TO TAT TF.N MILLION TT'I.K!?-H
rOVXPS?OTHER OONPITIONS PRE T.PF.NT
TO A CESSATION OF HO.-niLITIES
THE rOWER? NOT LIKELY TO
AOREE TO THE TERMS.
C ' BtaailBOpK May 1'? ? The Port?* has replied
?tT.rially to the not?, of th?* Powers, and declines
to agree to an armistice, until the following con?
ditions are accepted:
The annexation of Thessnly.
An indemnity of ?1i?,i~h>?>,i>in? Turkish ?.?4.?..0?30,
100*.
The abolition of th?.? capitulations
The Porte proposes that Plenipotentiaries of
the Powers shall meet at Phnrsalos to discuss
the ternis of peso?, and declares that if these
conditions are declined the Turkish Army will
continue to advance.
The demand tot the annexation of Thessaly is
based upon the fact that the province was orlgl- i
rally ceded to Qrttcg on the advice of the Pow- '
Ott, with the ohjecl of ending brigandage and :
Creek Incursions into Ottoman territory, the
Porte believing at the time that the ??esston
would attain these objects: but the recent in- .
curt-Ions of Greek bands and th? Incidents im- !
mediately preceding the war have proved to the I
contrary. This Is the substance of th?* reply.
The Ambassadors met to-day to consider the
Porte'e answer, which is legal lie?1 et raising nn
extremely grave issue. It is bell?ved that rep- ?
resentatlons will be made m the Sultan per?
sonally to Indue?? a modification of these terms; '
but It 1? f??r?*.?een that this will be difficult, ow- i
lng to the attitude of the powerful Old Turk ?
war party.
If the Porte should prove obdurate a Euro- j
pean conference Is not Improbable, although at 1
present Russia is opposed to such a step.
It is regarded as quite certain that the Powers
will not consent to a retrocession of ThSSSaly,
Even Germany is believed to be resolute on '
thiB point, because it would Involve a violation
of the Berlin Treaty and imperil the peace of
the Balkans.
Altogether the reply of the Porte has caused
the greatest surprise It appears that during
the discussion of the note from the Pow? rs by
the Council of the Sultan's Ministers news
reached the Council that 8,'MO Greek? had landed
at Palona and were marching to Janina with the
Intention of co-operating with o'her fores from
Arta. This created a bad impression among the
Ministers.
London. May 17.?A dispatch to "The Daily
Mall" from ?Constantinople says the Peru's reply
demands, in its concluding paragraph, an extra?
dition treaty with Gree.e, and that the ports
Of Volo and PlMe? be kept open for vessels
carrying food supplies to the Turkish troops.
A dispatch to "The Standar?;" fr??in Constanti?
nople says:
"The Porte's reply to the Powers is based upon
a mazbata presented by the MMsters to the j
Sultan representing that Greece was responsible i
for compilling Turkey to declare war: that for ;
the last fifteen years Orejee liad Ignored her ?
engagements un.hr the Berlin treaty, by omit?
ting to pay indemnity, i.y ?.?Mzinc and confis? ?at?
ing vakoups, or religious domains, and. finally,
by Invading Turkish poll; and that, therefor?,
the Council were of Opinion that Greece had no
just claim fur leniency.
"Then follow the proposals upon which th??
Council would bas? a peace. The ??rand Vizier, in
Fubmittlng the mazbata. rssured the Sultan that
tho Nation was prepared to shod Its last drop of
blood in support of roch condHlona Of Ot ttl? ment.
"The war party thr?'atens to dethrtne the Sul?
tan if he sh??ws any weakness, but shrewd ob?
servers believe that this is only a f.?roe to enable
him to pose I efeire Europe as *he unwilling victim
of his fanatical subjects.
"In ?/pite of the great success of Editen Pacha,
the Palace spie? have expressed their doubts o?
his fidelity, and the Sultan has pent a special
aide-de-camp to watch him."
The total area of The?>1y, tlie northernmov of
the provin? ? s <f ?,r?< ce, which is demanded by
Turkey as OIM Of the POndltlonB precedent to pran'
Ing an armis?'.?-?-. ht MH? Bqnaie mlloo. It l? bound?
ed on the east by the .?Ecran Ben, north by Mnce*
donia and west by Eptrua. After Ion?? Bnbjectlon
to Turkey, Thessaly ?ra? added to the kingdom of
Qr??c? in isvi. through ?he rreeommendntloii of the
Power?, aft?r Hie Rutuo-Turklsh ITsr. The pur?
i.-.r?,. of tl:e country is ? plain, inclooed on all .??i'les
by mountains Pell?n anil < ?ssa on the east, Olym?
pus and the Cambunlan range on the north. I'm
dus on the we?: and Othrj"' '"? the BOuth Th? ?oil
1? fertile an?) th? land was in ancient times famous
for its fine breed "f horaea The Inhabitant! wer?
.-Eollans. but the Epirot?*? early Invaded and eon ?
quered th?' conntrv. and mad? the ?population their
Flaves. The sovernmeni waa oligarchical, but waa
often dis'art,, a by lnt<r-rnal warn, and for this rea?
ron the histories na* Thessaly never exerclaed any
lnfuence on the ?? '?'? i'?: of <,??"???. Ii was conquered
by I'hil'p of Maced?n, ind paesed ?'rom Macedonia
Into th.? h:in?is of the Romana. Ita principal cities
are Larissa. Volo Iti resport: Trlkhala, and Arta.
The total population of Theaaaly In l?fl was .''?'. I '?''"
In the present a ir b twr-en Turkey and Greco
Theeaah* ha* been the scene of the fighting between
the main Oree, an ? Turkish armiea
GREEKS ON THE DEPBNfUVB.
THE fOWEM PHOJ-ISB TO ?TOP OtfUttlVM
ACTION BT TURKEY.
London. May 17. "Th? TlmesV eorr'*?-r?eind
?nt at Athens says: "To-day iSun?layl If. Rail!.
the Premier, visited the various l?*gati<t*ni and
obtain? d raaaurance? that the Power? would
undertake to prevent any offensive action on
the part of th?- Turks, ?provided the Ore? k force?
maintained ? rrtiictly defenalve Attitude. < >n
this understanding be Immediately telegraphed
the commanders of th" three Greek division?
at DoanokOS, Boorpl and Arta, instructing them
to abstain from all hostil? Mtlon uni'? at?
tacked by the enemy.
"The only Greek fores nonr on T.irklsh t?-r
rltory is the band of EpIfStS V'-hintc ?is led by
Ee?tiarin, which landed ?t Pravese nn<l ad?
vanced along the lianks of th<- LoOTOS. This
force will row proceed westward along the
c?-bst, where it wiii i?r tak.-n off by the Greek
fleet.
?The lossfs at Orlboro were the heaviest since
the beginning <?f the vvar Seven officer? were
killed. Requiems wert Bung to-day In all th?
churches, and the Opposition papen ?'.use the
Government of wantonly aanctlonlng needles?
bloodshed.
"I learn that the sdvsnce was d'i?- t?i t'olotiei
Man??s, who desired to tegain the Oreek army'?
le.st prestlg?- The, Government concldered ills
plan a very hazardous one, i,,lt Anally ? insented
The fierceness ? f th?- fighting at Giiboro requir?
ing ?/frlaforeements, he waa compelled to aban?
don the original plan, and probably all have now
r?'urr.ed to Arta The girl ?Undard-bearer of
the Rotzaris volunteer? was in the thick of th?
hnnd?to-hand c nfllct.
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KI'JU.M PACHA*? ARMY ADVAN<-lNO.
0E.NK?A!. IMOLKXIXI AW'AITs' T.Mi: Tri:;'|?|| AT
TA"K AT AI.MVIM
Larissa. May |fX< Bdhen. Pscha'a plans for
the ?^1^11?" ?if Domoko ar>- b?-lng rapidly p?-r
fwtc ?. Reinforcements sre arriving, and all th<*
Or??,; pos it Ion a .-ti?- carefully watehed Th? i>ad
?-o.tlli. ;. ' n roa?ls atnl the h?av\ rains d<
l*y the op? rat ii ni foi which th?' Turkish offlcera
IH ar.xi'i:.- ?y waiting, but ? general advance
??Mti a< dawn.
A number of Greek d?sertera who have been
captured any that B.000 Greek? are behind
the fortifications and lntren? hmei ta at D.imoko.
but that the wh.ile organization Is rotten and
trie medical and transport aervices bav? com?
pletely collapsed. They say that for thlrtv-slx
nours the only ratl??n was a half-loaf, and that
the r.irce.? are becoming demoralized and desert?
ing by the wholesale.
L<?ndon. May 17,-The correspondent of "The
Daily Mail" at Lamia, under date of Saturday,
says:
"Last night the troop.? were dromhed by the
torrents of rain. Supplies of bread and salt. !
the absence of which has caused daily scenes
In the camp, are being hurried forward. The |
American military attach?; has returned t<?
Athens?."
"The Dally Mail's" correspondent at Kophal
' sis. under date ,,f Friday, rep.irts an Interview
with General Bmolenskl, whose headquarter?
are at that point and close to the hills south of
Almyro, a position exceedingly difficult to take
by assault. General Smolensk! believ?s that he
'an hold his own and is still eonfldenl of the
pluck of his troops, which has already been
shown thrice. He said:
"I Intend to await th?* Turkish ntta?k here
an?l noi to r?*tlre to Thermopylae unless abso?
lutely compelled to do so."
General Smolensk.! has lO.tviO men. his line
extending from Baklari to Port Almyro.
GREBKfl HUNGRY AND MUTINOUS.
A (?LOOMY REPORT OF THE rOXlMT!"N OP c?i)N*.
PTAN?TIN"S AltMV.
London, May 17?"The Daily Mall's" corre?
spondent at Copenhagen says the newspaper
"Politik'?.'." publishes the following dispatch
from Athens;
"The remnant of the Greek Army Is a mass
of utterly demoralized and undisciplined men,
bostlls to their officers never pretending to
raluts the Crown Prince, without food or ?hei?
ter and suffering the gr?-at?st hardships Fever
is spreading among them. General Smolensk'.
is ?-old-sbonld**red by his officer? and unpopular
with his mer..''
GRFKK NAVAL OPFI?CB5t8 ENRAGED.
FEELINO PRdlUTEn HY THF, INACTIVITT OP
THE FLEE*?*.
London. May 17.?Th? roncspond-*nt of "The
Times" at Almyro. under date of Thursday, says:
"The Greek fleet is Inactive. Hal?* the vessel?
ore off the Island of Skittho?, the other half are
in Almyro Bay. It is said that th? officer? are
furious with th- Admirai, who is evidently held
back by orders from Athena '
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GERMANY'S K V I : TO nrf-.IXF.SS.
VECINO THE PET.TAN" TO DCSIST ?"'S" BUTMVEAM
CONTF.OL CiF C.TtEEK FINANCES.
London. May 17.?A dispatch to "The Daily
Mail" from Constantlnopi >. dated Saturday, says:
"Germany is urging the Sultan to Insist upon
the European control of Greek finances as the
only means of securing the psyment of an In?
demnity, Repr?sentais, j of the Deutsche Bank
will arrive next Saturda* to r?*a!ize <m the prom?
ise of important oonces-ioiis whi?'h the- Sultan
has made to the bank."
GREEK REVERSES IN' EPIRT'S.
the HKM-ENir TRorirs pt'FFEnnn heavily in
THE FIOHTINC AT ??niPORO.
Constantin >p!s, May 10.?The Council of Min?
isters met again to-day. and the Sultan has
ordered a distribution of troops at variOU? point?
along the Sal?nica railway.
Ofticlal dispatch's hav?> been received from
the commandant at Jsnlna, who sa,?.-? that a di?
vision eif th? (if'ck forces approaching ;ho town
by a narrow gorge troto the direction of Gro
monltzs charged the heights of Griboro and
Kokonarla, but suffered heavily, l??sir.g 200
killed, wlille, on the other side, the Greeks were
driven back upon Paski-npru (Parsskovl ?). The
commandant says also that flighting has oc?
curred at Knmussdes. No further detsll? are
given ex? ept that aii these batti. a lasted until
even Ins and thhl the imperial trocps rete'ned
their position, with the probability that the
Greeks will bo reinforced and ?he nghtin- re?
newed on the morrow. No .statement is mad? ar,
to the Turkish losses
The Turkish commander at I.uros telepraphed
under yesterday'? date ?is follows:
"The outcome of a desperate ba'tle lasting
two days acrainst a force of 15,000 Greeks, is
that the intt rr have abandoned the positions on
the helcbts they had previously captured, and
ha\e withdrawn to th?; olive pr.ives of Gro
monitza."
Athens. May In.?The Creek Army in Eplrus
has been compelled to full back upon Aria, but
continues to occupy a few positions beyond the
bri'ige. The Greek bosses at Criboro were 559
kiibd and ?rounded, ?"??'> being offlci ra
It is said that th? Cvernnient has ordere,-?,
the forces in Thessaly and in Epiru? to remain
strictly on the defensive.
r/cnu.s- or the paris fire.
MME. PE l?AVttB ANO HER DAT-OHTRR ?OO
H'MP TH THI.rR INJURIEE
Taris. May 11 -Mme. d?. I,:iiim? nnd her daughter
have succumbed to ;h-* injuries they received a; the
Charity Hazaar fire.
CR?NESE ENTERPRISE PtLOCRED.
ENGLAND ANT? QERMANt TOOTEST AOAINST THE
BELGIAN RA1L.WAT LOAN.
London. May IT?A dispatch to "The Times" from
? Peking tore that the loan of iJOajNA tsell which
i Bheng Ta-Jen, th?? ?"ninese I?lr??c tor-Gen?? ral of
| Railways, has obtained from a Belgian syndicate,
| on the security of the raitwajra already built in
tlie Empire end on the contract for th? b>lglan
c natructlon o? the proposed trunk line? from
Peking to H-ti-kau, is In suspense, ewln? to the
? protests made by England and Germany ?gainst
th- stipulations .?? a br<-.?.??*, of the '*moat*favored?
i nation'' agreement.
-?-_
THE RAI8ER DESIGNED THE SCENERY.
?I'O-UPl- I*ERFOnMAM*E OF "THg mito
nnu"' at WIESBADEN
Wlssbsden, May It -The Emperor William anrj
the Empies? were present to-night at th? produc?
tion of Lanffa play, "Th? Burggrsf," for which, it
is ?aid, th? Empemr designed the ?cenery, Th?
?performance wa? success! it, ihe s?-cne or th? Em?
peror'? election In the camp of Rudolf ?I Hi ??a
burg being especially admired. The exclamation of
the Burggraf, "One Empire, one Emperor, on?
faith!" evoked wild enthualaam.
? ?
II 1 /.'/> Tl HE 8 I V A RC, EX TI XA.
MANX e?.M/ir.l:''lA7, PAII-L'REfl AND I.o^l'STS
RAVAGING ?CROP*,
r.ucr.cs Ayrea Msy is.?Th? commercial situation
here ii ?n estremeli dlfflcnlt one. Pallare? ?r?
reported daily, and the locust? are ravaging the
Int? rlor provine? a
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BUNQAR1 WELCOMES ITS Rixc.
Francis JOSEPH tJNVEILS THE MARIA THERESA
?MONUMENT at PRESSBURO.
Pre??burg, Hungary. May la Th? Emperor Fran?
cis Joseph, as lb? King of Hungary, arrived her.?
to-day to unveil the Maria There?? monument
Th? ceremony was. performed In th?* presence of
i an iiriin?-!!?.' gathering, Which ln<!u<!?'?i many ,,f
' the great noble? of in? kingdom and deptn
I from all the principal towns Th? utir,
',?in waa displayed. The Kin? wenl .?i t),, head ? f
a splendid pi.salon to the hill arhere ihe former
: kin?;? ??I Hungary were crowned, which is the site
? of the monument: its. if a beautiful work of ?Tt.
The unveiling wa? followed ':?> ?? brief speech by
Hi.? Majesty, who then received address? fm-n a
?arge number of the d?l?gations
OEN. POLAVIEJA RETURNS TO SPAIN.
?Madrid, May I?*.--General Camilo Pslavieja, to*.
merly .?ov?ni<>r-<;. n.r.ai of the j'hiiipt.iti?? laland?,
who recently was ?urrendered hv >3ener?1 Primo
Rivera, has arrived her?'. He received a ,>oi?ul.ir
mi. <>me and ? special audience wn? granted hhn
by the Queen H? ft m.
?
A RUSSIA'S EINISTRR RESIGNS.
?London, May 17. A ?!l->,at. h I? "I a? T ' ? ?
from St Peteraburg sayi that Qenersl C.ii
Vorontsoff-Dashkon*. Minister of th? Imiierial
lion-" and linpi'i'lal Domains, has resigned
A torpid liver mean? ? torpid brain, i?o'h are
; brought Into healthy aciion by Tarrsnt'? MTerve?
? cent leltser Apt-r,?-nt. Ml <v fl; all dru_glaia.-Advt.
SHOT HIMSELF FOR LOVE.
PRESTON THORNTON ATTEMPT! SUICIDE.
A TRA<;i?' AFFAIR AT THE BOMI OF PREST.
DENT SMITH Of THE I/H*I.-*VII.1.F"
AND NAPIIVII.I.I- ROAD.
Louisville, Ky.. May lh?Preston Thornton, a
rr.emher of on?* of the most prominent families
in the State, llea at the home of Milton H. Smith.
president <?f the Lottlavtlle and Nashville Rail
Mad, on Fotirth-ave., 'this city, suffering from a
ficlf-inflicted and possibly mortal bullet wound in
the chest. That he made an attempt upon his
life thin afteinoon in the parlor of the Smith
mansion Is about alf the information obtainable
as to the clrcum?tsncea lurroundtns the affair
because <>f the extreme reticence of all In any way
connected with young Thornton or the Smltn
fi'inll..-. Soon after the shooting a special ?rain
teas hurriedly sent to Lexington to bring th?*
family of tho wounded man to his bedslds. His
father is Cohu'ei i: H. Thornton, of Lexington.
His grandfsther was the ists General William
l'i-ston. of this State, and the wife of General
William ?Draper, of Mssaschusetta, United states
Ambassador to Home, is his aunt. The family is
well-known throughout the country.
Preston Thornton in aboui twenty?one yars
of age, ii?? lias paid assiduou? sttentioa
for some time to Miss Nettie Hell Smith, the
young daughter ?>f M il. Bmlth. Thsl t?t>day'?
happening? resulted from the depressed mind ? ??'
an unsuccessful suitor I? generally believed to?
night.
I.at?? to-nighi a statement was given out by a
friend of the Bmlth family, the ?ubstance of
which i.? as follows:
Mr. Thornton has been for Mm?- time engaged
to lie married t?> Miss Nettie Hell Smith, daughter
of Milton ll. Bmlth. Recently the engagement
was broken on*. To-ds* Mr. Thorn! n called
at the home ??f Mr. Bmlth. and after a few mo?
ment! conversation, in a lU of desperation
pulled a pistol frm., his pocket and shot himself.
Th- ball entered the bo,p. near tin* heart, ?uni
th.- wound is probably fatal. Pis. Robert?
an?! Cartledge sre in sttendsnee. Mr. an?! Mr??.
Thornton resetted here to-nigh! from their home
in Lexington, t?> be with their son.
Mr. Thornton has I.?> In the service of the
Louisville snd Nashville Railroad for the last
four or five years He la ? young man <?f fine
personal appearance end bearing. A future of
gres! usefulness ?eemed to be assured him. The
attending physicians announce that he will
hardly survive th" nb'!*f
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TO EXPLORE HI DSOX'S STRAITS.
IMPORTANT OBJECT! Of a CANAniAN Kxrt.r-1
T???:; WHICH WTLL ?NJ?ON SAIL.
Halifax, N. S., May l?; -Th" steamer Diana,
which will carry the Canadlsa Government exped?.
lion to Hudson'? Bsy, arrived here to-day from
St John's. N. P., end ?Sill b? provisional at once
for her long sojourn in the North. The Plnnn i? n
: us ????,-imer for ire work end wa? ?pecislly ?elected
on that account, The ?eJentUlc party and the
?blp'l crew will make the number on board over
fifty.
The exploration of Hudson'? Strait? I? expected
te be th? roost imporiatn in result? of ail yet at?
tempted, The pur)"??? of the expedition is to dis
COVer the period far Which Hudson'.. Straits Is
navigable, In order that grain ?teamer? may run
through snd losd whest fir England at Fort
Churchill, *Ai.!.'h ?rill be the terminus of a rail?
way to be bu.'.? th<re from Manitoba, In addition
10 the various s.i?r,;|fi? Investigations whlrh -.'111
be pursued thee? will else be an attempt ma?le to
?earn the Ashing possibilities of this vast body of
water.
Tie ?teamer, If possible, will le.i\e her?? ?bOUt
May lo, ??o round by i lie front of Kswfoundlsnd
end proceed north to her destination, taking her
chiinc?-.?? of working in through the lea If ml
gOC? well she will return about the end of October.
BANQUET AT HORTICULTURAL HALL.
riTIINU WIND-UP OF WABHlN?rtTON PAT IN
I'llll.APKM'lllA- -A MCTCLS rAItAPE.
Philadelphia, May If?.--The banquet given at Hor
tlcultural Hall last Right by the BtSt? Society of
th? Cincinnati wa? s fitting rulminatlin to a f-'lorl
ou? d i\. President McKinley was unable to attend,
i ? i: g obliged :?> return to Washington on an early
evi ng train. Accompanying him back ?rere Vice
President Hobart and the of.i<er_ of (ha Cabinet,
who witnessed the day's ceremonies. The lar?
entertainment room of Horticultural Hal!, ?/here
the banquet wa? held, was a veritable flower ?;?'.??
den. .ano ti'- walls ..: t'a- lull were profusely hung
? .i a i h?' National colora
A' ijor William Warne, president of the State and
General Booiet*/ of th? Cincinnati, presided, anting
between Archbishop Ryan and tt. PatenOtre. th.
French Ambassador. To th? left of th?- Archbishop
sat Mayor Strong or New-York and Mayor War
wlcfc ol ibN ,ity other men of not.- at t?ie tan??
wire Ulshop Coloman. of Delaware; Adjutant-? len
cral Ruggles, Oovernor Tunnel! of Delaware, Gov?
ernor Griega of New-Jersey, Commandant De
Saune, ol the French frisata Pulton, and a host of
Army and Navy officers, statesmen, Clnclnnatlana
and .lergy.
A?a Bird Gardiner, of New-York, serretnrv-rren
eral o< the society, responded to 'The Memory of
the Pounders of the Society of the Cincinnati. M.
Patentare responded r?. the toast of "Th? Memory
of our Fren? a Allk - "
The Washington Monument celebration closed Isst
nlsht with a ??is bicycle parade. It was a gorgeous
and elaborate demonstration, and th.- number of
riders wa? estimated a; twelve thousand. Cycle
clubs and <>th?-r organisations of r ? i ? ? city and n? ir
by ?owns in?,i been preparing for the affair f??r
weeks, and thera were many novel and grotesque
features presented. The procession moved ?a seven
grand divisions, with the divisions in turn separated
into numerous sections The route of the parade,
which began at Itro.id and Spring Garden ets., waa
an extensive one, a. d ?- ok the ridera paai th?
monument, where thev were reviewed by the execu?
tive officiais of Hi.- larger cycling organisations.
LEOACT irn: THE CATHOLIC UNIVEB8ITT.
Mit. ?-"BRIET- pn >'i ?T el' flM.400 to m* DEED
IN gNtXrWINO THRRI 'Il AI Its.
rtal'lmore. May Ig.?It is reported her? ??in; the
Cat hollo University at Washington ha?. rr-r.o.,.\ ,,
legacy of n?tt.?**M from lb? estate ??f Mr. (PBilen, of
New-Orleans The mon?) will in* used to endow
Ihre? chairs ?o b? ?elected by the authorities of
the CnlveiMty.
.1 YOUNG MOTHER BECOMES INSANE,
TAKEN TO BEt-?-EVfJg AFTER r-lii; RAD MADE
?EVERAL EFFORTS T" RILL HERgELP.
After making ?evers! desperate <rr?.ns to take
her life, Mrs. Jean? ?:? Btsnton was removed from
!.. r home, No. M L?xtngton-ave., yesterdaj? to the
? pavilion a? BeHevue HospttsL Mrs Btsnton
i? twenty-eighi renn "?". mal ib.- wir?- of Georg?
I Btanton, superintendent of tn?' Walten Pisno
Company, ai Elghieenth-st. snd Flfth-sve A week
Bjj(1 ...j,. bei .n.- a mother, and since ha? .?:?:.iwn
signs ?f dementia She hsa been wstched closely
??ml restrained at inn'? from hurting herself.
Yesterdaj ?fternoon ?Im mad. a desperate effort
to choke hers.-if, and soon after attempted to juni;>
firm th?- thlrd-stor? window These last attempt?,
wer? so determined ma; n.-r husband ?i?a?i<ie?i thai
It would be better t" pise? her under nor- re?
atratnl and an ambulance was aummoned, which
took I.? r !?? It? llevu? IloMi?|ial
Klll.ll> BY AS IX8ANE TOCTH.
TAKEN ?7ROM an asyi.i.m tu ski: tim: rim^
DELPH1A PARADE, HE CTTT1 A LITTLE
aiRL'g THROAT.
I'hllad?!pbi i. May IE?Frsnk Maohemer. an In
?;,?,? lad of nineteen years, this ?fternoon cut the
throat of Mabel Kurtz, the wven-yaar-oM dsughter
idolph Kurt?, la tn?- ??bar 01 ti?. util? jfiri'ii
,,,,',,? .-..? ><?'.- removed to th? Samaritan ilo.s
nltal an! Hf' ?jbyf-Uiaiis fay ttie?.? Is Um?, hope
!, saving her nie. Macbemei l? m custouy. lis
i ,- oi some lime been ?rationed In the X or ris town
Hosbltal v.-i?i.i.\ h?- waa broughl to tin' horn?
o'i in- sister, a neighbor and acquaintance ol the
Knit/ family, ani was taken t?> sea tn.? Washington
nioiiumcni parade ?? a digr? -ion from hla h?j?
,,,,, i,., [.?it?' this afternoon the demented routn
v Hed the Kurt? residence ami chatted with Mr?.
Kurtz an?l t?a- little girl,
un,-n he wenl awai Mr?. Kuri/. went upstair? to
n , Ho ?n Bhoi i "i rwnrd she heard her ??mi.i
i,",,.,,,, and '?n running downstair? ?as horrified
'. . n'mi'ii.'? daughter lying on tin- door with blood
',?, ?? from ? gspln?i w-?-nd In her throat a?.
K , , . was called and the luffering child was hur
ri i'!.' i ?ken to ihe hospital. A laii.-b.-i knife cov
, ui'tii blood ??a found on the lloor, bui there
u , no evldenc? lo Indicate by whom ihe crime
,',. i i.,, committed Suspicion pointed t?? Ma? h
>',, r hut n? could no; be found Shortly afterward
i, ?? ,ti-.-.i int?? ihe houaa from the am ?-t and ?a?
? /.; lui ."r-arrest. He al firsl d nled any knowl
?Ve of the crime, bul ?ubeefluently acknowledged
,, ,. he "ui the child'? tino?" lie gave no SS
pUtnstion whats-s? for the detd.
THE ARCADIA GOE?s ASHORE.
A HAMP.URO-AMERICAN STEAMER
LIKELY TO RE LOOT.
BOIND OfT FROM MONTREAL. 8HE WENT ON
THE r.Or-KS NEAR i'APE RAT. tt. F.-PASSEN?
GERS and CREW IAYSD?WMCS
OF THE rROISINE.
St. John's. M, F.. May If?.?The Hamburg
Amerlran Packet Company'? steamer Arcadia,
laden with grain and bound from Montreal for
Hamburg, went ashore this morning near Cape
Ray. on the southern side of the r,uif of st. Law?
rence, In a dense fog? Htf passengers. number
In??- twenty-five, and the crew of fifty-four had
a desperate experience In trying to reach land.
Thrc? men attempt??d to swim the surf with the
life-line, but failed. A fourth, however, suc?
ceeded and attached the hawser to the rocks in
a favorable place so that all were safely landed
after a hard struggK
Xelther pa ?sente eg nor crew saved anything.
The vessel |g likely to become a total wreck, as
she He? on Jagged rocks, with a big hule In her
bottom. A steamer will be sen; for the passen
fera
Th?- French bri-?antlne Oolslne, from Rayonne
for BL Pierre with a valuable general cargo,
?went ashore festerds** in?rnlng near Lamallne,
tt. F. A heavy sea was running, and the crew
succeeded only with the greatest difficult/ In
launching the boats, which were almost
swamped ani?n?? the breakers. Th ?>' rowed all
da** ainl all last night, but were una'ile to llnd :
the land. They had n?i provisions, so hurried
wag their departure from 111 * - vessel, and they |
suffered greatly from the cold and drenching
?ess About noon to-day they heard the fog j
horn at the entrance of the harbor of St. Pierre
and. making their wny toward the port, were
pi? ked ?i|? by a pilot-boat The crew numbers
twenty-eight, most of whom are greatly exhaust
el from hunger and rowing.
Montreal, May 1?V The Signal Service report
says that the Hamburg-Amerlean Packet Com?
pany's steamer Arcadia, from Montreal for
Hamburg, went ashore four miles north of Cape
Ray, N F., during a dens?' fog. Her forehold Is
I full of water, and the cargo Is heing Jettisoned.
Halifax, ft, B., May 11-The steamer Arladno
Is reported ashore near Channel, N*. F., In a dan?
gerous situation.
CALLED TO ACCOUNT BY POPULISTS.
got -nrivERxoR LBWELUMa and others of
KANSAS ON THF RACK.
Wichita. Kan., May If, -The Populists of this county
held a mass convention her? for the piirpo??? of In?
ter: ciriting cs-4-Overnof L n. LeweUlng, now s*a*p
Senator, and the represent it:\ es from this county'
with reference to th.ir action in the las; |sglslstur? :
on maximum frelRht rate legislation. Several
hea were made, ar..l in nearly all of ?hem Sena
tor Lewelllng becsme the tirue- for keen innuendoe?
and :he |?at Legislature wai denounced unmercifull ?.
Lewelllng flnal.y made s speech in hi? own defence, ?
?.lM.-iK he hoi IIvi l fifty year? wit!? i reputation,
bur now in hi.? declining yean he '.v?.? charged with
political corruption and Doodling." He denied hi?? ,
I tilt, and added:
"I ?lid not ask this position at your banda You
forci 1 :??? to repri -? Dt you."
Up ?ill he won!.I reslcn the office a! Senator be?
fore the next election, Senator Lewelllng ^.i^ on?
,,' those charged bv th? rec?-nt legislative Inv? il - i
?I To?,. ka with "boodllng." ?Before :ce meet*
lau adjourned resolution? calling apon Governor i
j.,..;-. ? , gather around hint "the trite an?*, honest
tn?n of th? party" ro frame .in boneat Snd Just
maximum freight rate law weis adopted.
E. R. CHA Pit IV IN WABRINOTON.
to reoin his TEEM W tatt. to-dat?THE TRIAI.
OP BAVXXEYER A\r> gfBARLEE,
Washington. May IB.?RHvettOli R. rii-pn.in. of
New-Tork, the recalcitrant Sucar Trust InvesMt-a
tlon Witness Srrtved In th? city to-ni^ht. To-mor?
row sfternooa Mr. Chapman will surrenrler himself
to MarshSl Wilson, of this Pistrb't. mirier whose
direction be will be taken to JhII to serve out his
sentence. The netunl ?amount of time he will be
compelled ?o remain in jnll will be twenty-nv? days.
as th? law provides f?rr ? remission of live ?lays In
th? case of koo<1 behavior. In an Interview Mr.
Chapman expressed himself as follows:
"There Is nothing more to be ?aid about the casr
than has already been ma?le nubile Relieving we
were rU'ht, we t?"?k the ease ??> the highest court,
and now that we are beaten I in disposed to ac?
cept tlv* situation In a phllos.?>phi? way. I expect
to w rve out the twer.ty-ilve days of my Mntenca"
Mr Chapman ?dd?-d that, so far as h?' kn? w,
then had been no ?pecisl arrangement? made for
furnishing the cell be is tu occupy or the meals be
I? to eat. These matter? will be attended to to?
morrow,
Henry O. Havemeyer, th? president, and J. B,
s?*.?lbs", the secretary, of the Sugai Trust, also
reached her? to-night. The trial of t'.icir caaes is
set for to-morrow. With them were John E. 1'ar
.-ons, Mr. Havemeyer'? ettoraey, and es-8enstor Ed?
munds. There wa? ? consultation during the even?
ing "i the at) 'm'y?-, at which were present Nathan
lei Wilson, the Washington at*orn?-y of the trust,
and Jii.lj;?' Dittenho? f? r.
Tin probability l? that an attempt will he made
when the ease? are called to-morrow to secure g
postponement for ? time, on the ?-round thai coun?
sel ar?' n??' ready to proceed. District-Attorney
Davis Is anxious, however, to push the trial, and
? rs ?le doubt is t'elr whether he will consent
n delay excepl fi r s few days, There was s rumor
lo-nlght that Messrs Havemeyer and Bearlea had
decided to plead guilty to the charg of refusing to
? ii.sw? i questions prapoiin.le.l by the Senate I'ommit
t? ??. bu: would r.ils.- the issi>. thai the questions
were auch a?- iiie committee bad no right to ask.
it waa Impossible to obtain any .Information on
the subject, how? ver, as t le attorney? In the cas?}
line to discus? tae matter.
.1 BMA8B UP IN FORT WASHINGTON-AVE.
THREE PEOPLE lNfiRl'D ANI> gEVERAL VF.Hlcr.HS
gUOHTLT DAMAGED.
While Loula W. Parker, sixty-two years old. of
Ko 151 West End-ave., a member of the Fleet
wood Driving ?'lub and the fn-tner proprietor of
th? r.irker House, at Th.rty-thlrd-St anil Slxt'i
SVa, was driving bis team of road horses along
??'?jrt Washington-ave., near One-hundred-and
slXty-flrst-SC, last evening, he was overtaken by
a man ilrivinir a lingle-bors? buckbosrd. The
driver of the vehicle urged bis horse forward, and
When Mr. I'arker trie?! to ret out of the way Ihe
buckbosrd ran Into him. tipping his vehicle so
thai ii?' was thrown out and slightly Injured about
? id.
Mr I'arker'.? horr??s then ran awav. an.l at One
hinein i-anii-iifty ?ixth-st. an.l the Boulevard they
came into collision with a buggy in which we ?
K.hvar.l I !?". i I'll, of Mo. 31.". West One-hundrel
?nd-forty-flfth-st?, ar.?l bli wife. Ths buggy waa
overturned sna Its occupents w<-t? thrown out.
Mrs. Fsrrell rustalne allghl ara;?-?
A policeman ?topped Mr Parkers team. None
of the vehicles was badly damaged, an.l the in?
jure.l people afti r being treated by an ambulance
surgeon went boma
TRIED To FILL A POLICE 8ER0RANT.
A PEtSOXEB ai:BAIOXED IN THE PARK ARSENAL
rsr.s a BAZOR as a WBAPOE.
a man at*out forty yesra old, wssrlng a dark milt
of rlorhe? ;in?i a brown F.-.l-irn hit, ?ttract???! a
tlirong of a hundred person? or more about him last
nhrht In On'rai l'ark, In the lie.!?? Walk, near the
?'?!>, I. r.-. He fWtleniSted wildly and shoute?! In
, ..h. r. nt V, WhBe nom?- of hi? hearer? Jeered at him.
l*ark riitiolman 1'oUn broke up in?? asa?bly and
i mad? the Bass a priaonsr. h?' struggled desperately
I an.l two other pstrolmes wee seeded t.? take htm to
I th?' ArsensL
Bergeanl Hodgin? was on duty at the AraenaL
1 When the prisoner wa? taken before him th? fellow
m ide a deeperate lung? n* th? ?ergesnt with a razor
' he pulled fr>ni hi* hip po '???'t Th? ra.or was taken
,?,?, in from blm and handcuff? were pln.e,l on his
1 wrists The man refused to glV? an/ Information
ni...m himself He was locked un in ihe ?East Blxtf*
?jeventh-st. polies ?tntlon on a rhar<-;e of disorderly
conducl and Intoslestto*.
TWO MER FATALLY SHOT.
Hast itroodeburg. ivnn.. May 1C. ''razed with
?IrlnU. Clinton BOUCS, N.wton Krltz and Hurry Un
ford entered the bous? of Henry Van Busklrk, seer
..,.,,. -o-ds) at.o attempted to ssssull hi? wife
The'husband was in bed with pneumonia. Hearing
n? wife's crie? for help, he neenred s revolver ?ml
n',,i -, .,, i ,,ii ,iit.-r..i Roue* - ?toatach Rouck
Died four ?hots in return, on? ?-irikinx van Busklrk
>,i the right breasi penetrating the lung Neither
,.,,, recover Rouck and rrlt? ar.' now under srreet,
but iiuford lia? not i.n ? iptured,
?
Parauel flooring, gnarsnteed work, with na years'
?xperlence. NaUeaai Wood MTg Co., 12s ?th Ave.
i Advt.
RAH IX TUE STREET AR LAZE.
A Ol RI, MV-UUKL*. BURNED IX FRONT OF
THF. CKNTRAI. OPF.RA BOOM
With h?r clothe??, ablaz?\ Mary Link ran through
J.ast Mstjr-seventb-eL, hurt night, while throng* of
peopta In the neighborhood of the lYntral Opera
Houes Watched her. She ran for more than a
hundred yards surrounded by flam?*, before she was
thrown to tho sidewalk and the flames were
smothered out by means of blankets and coat?.
Afterward the girl WSS removed to the Presby- !
teriun Hospital, suffering from severe burns on the
low.r part of her body. The timely help she re
Ceived will probably save her life.
The Kill || the slxtcon-year-old daughter of
Il'-nry Link, a florist, who liVM with hid lamlly on
th.? tir.?t Boor of No. tot Bast Blxty-seventh-et.?
which a?IJolns the opera house. She went Into the
??ellar last nliiht to gel ? .?cuttle of coal, and
IiKhted a match which she threw at lier feet still
burning, while she l.Kan to shovel the coal Into
the scuttle. The girl's <lr<-s.?, as she stoop??.1, was
:.?'t on lire by the match. The skirt was of flimsy
material, which In a moment blazed up. With a
shriek the ??|r| ran from the cellar to the ar away
snd to tiie street. Manv people were pesetas at
th? time. The women n reSBMd and noue of the :
met, appeared to know what to de
Th? tin ran in the direction of Thlid-sve., look
log like a living torch. William Anderson and
Arthur ?'relghton, two lays, ran across the stre?-t
an?! trie,] to itop her, but ?he eluded them. K<1- ;
ward Anderson, another boy, however, ran Into a
?tab.? and caught up ? horse blnnk?'t and the three
?tsrted after ine girl. one of th.-m threw heff
on the sidewalk, ami the others threw th?* blanket
over her. By this tim? Mr. Km.tz. the ticket
agent at the opera bOU??, ran to assist, carrying an
overcoat. He threw it over th? Kirl, snd another
man fr.im the stable ran up with a pal! of water.
Which be poured over tin? blanket and overcoat.
The hoys had by that time smothered out the
flam-? and th.? police had appeared. An ambu?
lance was summoned, and when It came the sur
K'-cn f.,und that the girl's clothing had been burned
fr m her back, she was moaning with pain on the
sidewalk, surrounded by several hundr.d persons,
but was quickly taken to the hospital.
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BLACK AXD THE PARKER CASE.
a DECISION with RFGA'Ar? to the pouce com
MirmOMM EXPECTED BY JTJME 1.
Albany. May TA -Oovernor Hlaek Will take up the
charges against Pultce Commissioner i'arker, of
New-York ?in May 2."> or 2<5. and will decif?> the
case by June 1. The charges have lain dormant
since the middle of the winter, Governor Black
being too busy with legislation to take them up.
The method of procedure Is for the Governor to
review the charges and. If be deem? it wise, to ap?
point a referee to take testimony and report to him,
or he may rennest an answer from Commissioner
I'ark'-r and make his findings on that.
?.-??
A LARCENY CHARGE FOR A TEST.
THRr:E OLD COBBUESTOEEI mat call for an
OPINION FROM THE CITY'S LAW OFFICER.
John Cunningham, an employe In the Department
of Fublie Works, was a prisoner In the Essex Mar?
ket Court yesterday, charged with the larceny of
three cobblestoaes valued at :?j) cent?. Tho rom
plalrant was Kmll Kl?ln. street Inspector, living at
No. 535 Eset Btghty-fifth-SL Cunningham h;.J
charge of ?he repairing of street paving in Oouver
neur-st?, and on pu 11 in-r down new cobblestones took
away the old ones. Inspector Klein objected to this,
and Cunningham contends that he could make
what disposition he pleseed of the old stones. In
ordi r 'o test the matter legally, Cunningham placed
the three cobblestone? in hi? wagon on Saturday,
and hi? arrest followed, in the Esse* Market Court
yesterday, B. J. Doura?. "f ?o. W Exchange Place,
counsel to ?he Department of Str.'ct Improvement,
asked Magistrate \V. i.tworth to postpone the ease
pending the opinion of the Corporation Counael.
The ess? was set down for final hesrtng at - o'clock
to-morrow.
FOUR MURDERS AXD AN ELOPEMENT.
A MEXICAN YOt'TH'S DEADLY WORK WITH A RE?
VOLVER.
Ban Antonio, Tex., May IE?Henry Brld?eman. an
American utockman, living near Monclova, Mexico,
arrived here yesterdsy with news of a qua impie
trsgedy Just enacted on the HscisndS ?lei Cedrsl,
Bear his ronce. Macedonia Frausta, a seventeen
vear-ol?l boy of that n? IghborhOOd, was In lave with
Anita Moyas the pretty daughter of a ranchman.
The family of the pir: oppoeed the marriage, and
Prauata .leternilne?! to get possession cf her by
for?*?-. He armed himself and started for her home,
??twthe ro.d he met Manuel S,I!s, manatcer of the
hacienda, accompanied by one of the girl's broth
. rs. Th? boy Snd the two men had some warm
w. rda an?l Prauata deliberately ahot and killed
them both. Another brother of the girl arrived on
??c s. ? in? and ue was also shot ami killed. Before
the boy k >t ..way from th? ?cene of the ??rim'- Man?
uel H srrer? cane up end attempted his capture.
I ?err?m wa.? al-o killed. The murderer then pro?
ceeded to *he Kirl's home and the two eloped and
have not yet been capture.'..
ARRESTED ON THE RAIL FIELD.
THE CLEVELAND AND WASHINGTON TEAM
TAKEN into cl'stodt for gtnr.
DAY FLAYING.
Cleveland, May Ifi.? The police made good their
pramise to prevent Sunday bsll In Cleveland to-day.
At the end of th? first inning between the Cleveland
and Washington team? ail the players on botli side?
Snd "Tim" Mural, the umpire, WSfe arrested an.l
tiken to the Centra! police station, four miles dis?
tant, wiicr" President R ?bison gave ball for the
prison'r.? and they were released.
The gam? had been extensively advertise.1 an?!
there was a Mg attendance. AU UM railroads ran
excursions and ? Isrg? number of enthusiast.-? from
?unrounding towns arrived In the city during th??
forenoon. Ixiti?; I ?''ore th? hour for the same th?>
groundi wer? crowded. Th? turnstile ?bowed that
ten thousand people ha<l passed th? gates it waa
Impossible io admit any more without letting them
on the field, and the ?ates were ?lose I. Still at
! least Uve thousand persons clamored for admission.
At a conference this morning .? programme had
be. n arranged by the police and President Itobison
of the Cleveland ?'?'.it'. Accordingly, when one inum^
of the gam? had been played. I'olice Captain Eng?
lish and IT. ??.lent Kob'.son walked on the field.
Th? captain? of the two teams called their men
and Robiaon tol?l them to get into their omnibu?
? nn I go to the atatlon.
It Ts probable that the casen will be called In
the Police '"ourt to-morrow morning. They may
be continued, and another attempt may be ma.le
to play n< xt Hunda,, it Is announced that th?
p'.ay? rs will be arrested sgsln n.'xt Sunday or as
tn iny time? sa they try to play
-e
Till: FOUNDER OP TOMBSTONE.
BDWARD pchieffelin rcrUND dfad in his !
I.HNFI.Y CABtM IN OEBQOM.
CanyonytDe. >0?*e., May M (8pedsl).?Edward
Bchleffelln, the fsawu? discoverer and founder of
Tombstone, was found ?bail in his lonely cabin.
: twenty mile? from this place, yesterdsy. He had i
? ?evidently been dSSd Since ISSt Tuesday, that ! ;ns
i th? la.?: time he v--->* ?een alive. All ?uaplctoaa of '
I foul play or suicide have been removed by evidence I
I befori the '"?ironer's Jury. A valuable watch ,?..:?
fcund on his body, together with $kS M In gold and ;
' ?liver com, while his pa; eis .?how nusiness ?ITSItge
menta for th? Imniedlate future that prcclud? the
i idea "f lulelde.
Bchleffelln'? lock and nerve twenty years |? led
! him to the discover*/ of the rl??h silver nine? In
i Tombstone, Southern Artsona. The country ha 1 not
1 been prospected because the Apache? killed every
! miner who entered the territory. Bchleffelln located
1 the mine?, which netted him half ? million dol?an
; and named ?he place Tombstone because of friendly
: warning when he I.'ft for Huachuca that he would
nnd only hi? tombstone In th? Indian country <>?e
of his partners In th- mines wa? Richard Gird who
bought the Chino ranch In Southern CsUfornlS and
, Is n iw a millionaire.
THE DIRIOO OVERDUE.
NOT HEAED FROM BINOE JANl'ARY -*, THIRTY
rivi: DAT! iimcni? TIME at san fran?l??? o.
San Francisco, May HI. -The American ?hip i>(.
I rico, owned by Arthur lewall, of Maine, and com
nianhd by CsptSlB ?ioodwln. is thlrty-tlve days
oyenlue on her VOgSgO arounrl the Horn. 8h?-> sailed
fr?im N'ew-Yurk 17'? ?lays at?o. currying a crew of
forty men.
On Jsnnsr? H the Dirige was spoken off Cape
Horn by the British ship Howth. dinnai? were
?gchsnged. and the captain of the liuwth deter?
mined to heal the American ?hip into tf.ui Prsa?
c?.?! if posatbls Tw<> ?Jays later ii.-.iv, nil.-? ?prang
up. lasting thrs? daya The Howth arrived in pun
on April VA I"" BOthlng ha? been heard of the
Dirima? The Dtrlgo is the first four-masted ?feel
?bip built In ttie United States Bhe Is of 2,sr,?t
tons and ?un launched In lv?|. There Is some
anxiety about the vessel, ?nd in Ldverpool yester
da) relneursne? ?I '-?< per cent was quoted, it is
possible that th? alp changed her course or that
?h? put Into Port Stanley for repair?.
THE HAMMOND TTfCWRITUI CO. moved to
167 I'.'w-y. iUvs you iwJ Nuin-er ? ilanimondt
? -Advt.
BOLD ROBBERS ON A FERRY
A PASSEXOER BEATEN AXD HIS WATCH
TAKEN IN SIGHT OF MANY.
BYSTANDERS FRIOHTENF.D HY THE EOLDNEBi
OF THE film T1BB1 OF THE GANO OP
FOUR ARRESTED ON THIS BIDE
AFTKR A HARD FIGHT.
While the ferryboat . Manhattan Beach,
crowded with bicyclists and Sur.day-outlng folk?
of all sorts, wa? cr-issir.g fr un Long Island City
to East Thirty-fourth-et. at a little after 7
o'clock last night, a quartet of ruffians held
up and seriously injured one of the pessen
gers. The crime occurred on the forward
part of the boat, and was witnessed by hundred!
of people, who, on account <;f the desperate char?
acter of the robber?, were afraid t?? Interfere.
Almo?? a panic followed the robbery and murder?
ous attack, and the shout:? of the MaMd passen?
gers attracted the attention of the police on
?hora Three hluecoat?* responded to tho alarm
and Jumped aboard the Manhattan Reach as ah?
was coming into the slip. Then a fierce fight took
place between the police and th?* thl"\v<4. wh?)
were endeavoring to escape with a gold watch
which they ha?l stolen. It was not until re?
volvers were ?lrawn that three of the r?>bbers
surrendi'red. The fourth man. however, managed
to get away, but detectives expect to capture
lilm before morning. The victim of the thieving
onslaught. Frank Hoffman, is now a patient
at Detlev IM Hospital, suffering from contusion?
of the body, with a doze:? or more cute on
his head and one of his eyes completely elo?ed.
He Is twenty-eight years old, the driver of a
butcher*! cart, and lives at No. ."?'.I East Forty
slxth-st.
HOW THE ATTACK WAS STARTED.
Hoffman and two companions, named Charlea
Kramer and Adolph Hegel, yesterday went oW
an outing to North R"a<*h. Lag Island. The
trio on their way home boarded the Manhattan
Reach on It? 7 o'clock trip ?cross the East River
from Long Island City. The ferryboat was
crowded with other passengers, and Hoffman
and his companions st iod on the forward deck
With hundreds of others rIso returning from a
day's cutlng. As the Manhattan Reach was ap?
proaching this side of the river, four rough
lo'iking young men, who had been acting queerly
on the way over, suddenly attacked Hoffman
and attempted to steal the driver's gold watch
from his waistcoat pocket. He made an eff'irt
to save his timepiece, and thll apparently an?
gered the thieves. Then the cowardly and des?
perate assault followed. Whlie one of the rob?
bers, who gives his name as James Carn-y. but
refus?e to tell where he ?hes. was taking the
watch fro?n Hoffman's pocket, a confederate
describing himself as James Fagan, of No. 47
Rutpers-st., choked the driver In the style of a
professional strangler. After the robbery had
been accomplished, a third man, and the most
desperate member of the gang. thr?-w Hoffman
to the deck of the boat and kicked him about
th? face, head and body until he became insensi?
ble.
Neither Kramt-r nor Siegel nor any of the other
passengers or the crew of the fsrrj boat attempted
to Interfere t<? save Hoffman. They all seemed
to be thoroughly frightened at tho crime which
they had wttacsssd. ?till they set up the cry Of
"Murder: watch! police:" whll?. Carney. Fagan
an? Jerem?a;* RearJon, the fellow who had last
attacked Hoffman, kept dodging in the excite?
ment from one part of the beat to another. The
f? urth m?mber of the gang had not taken any
active part in the assault and robbery, but later
on he was s?en er 1< avoring to take the watch
which Carney had stolen
POUCBMKM CALLED TO THE COAT.
The shouting and excitement on the Manhat?
tan Bea?'h attracted the attention of Acting
?Roundsman McHugrh, who eras on duty at the
Thtrty-fourth-st. ferry-house. He realized that
a crime of some. s??rt had been c?>mmltted on the
trip over and blew his whistle for help, an?l
Policemen Miii-r an.l Blck responded. IfeHugh
and hii associates leap?'?l <?n the ferryb? .it in the
sil?? before the fates were opened, and in a
twinkling learned that Hoffn an, who was
stretched -?n th.* deck, had been robbed and
besten. The boat was not run up to the land
ing-sta?;??, and this all?.wed the ?policemen to
make a hunt for the rolit?**rs. McHugh eau.,ht
Carney after a chase ab iut the treeee-, but the
robber did not surrender until a r-volver was
pointed at his h? a?l. Fapan was .aptured aft?r
a fight by Poli.-eman Miller, an 1 Resrdou, after
an exciting struggle. ?UlTendered to Sick. Hoff
msn'fl st?den timepiece was found in Carney's
?hand, and then a passenger said that he had
s^en the prisoner attempt to [MUM th- watch to
the fourth member of the gang, who succeeded
in ??retting away.
The prisoners were locked up In the Ea?t
Thlrty-i?fth-st station. Carn-y gave his age as
twenty-one, Fagan said h>* was nineteen, and
Reardon described himself ss being twenty and
gsve ills address as N ?. 1 ?7 Best N'lnety-sev
enth-st. The poli.v believe that the trio in cus
t.aiy !.re ?esp?rate young criminals? and will
endeavor to have them identified. The names
and addresses given by the prisoners are prob
ably fictitious
After th- arrests had been mad?*, the boat
mad?* its landing, and HofTtnan was removed to
Bellevue Hospital for surgical treatment. He la
badly h'irt.
MlSSIXt!, A SLOOP YlCHT.
?WITH A ".AMAN, llf-K KIN AND A BAILJNO
MA.?TF.n. IT DIIAPPBABBO ntOM KKY
r'?P. r TWO WgTOCl AOO.
An employe of Mr? a i*. Lassaro, proprletreee of
the Pavilion Hotel. KegpOTt, N. J. ealWd at Rolle?
Rea iriuarters In this city yesterday sftemoea and
askc i tin* an olsnn ?tight be ?,nt ou; for a rioop
yacht, owned by Mrs. LSSBSrO, Which mi mated
on April 30 last and which ha.? not h en ?00fl ?
A woman, wh: gavej her name as |tm Hitchcock,
accompanied by a sixte, n-yeir-old boy, who was de?
scribed as her ?on, hired the craft fer a week en
the day nani?-?l. according to th? .<;? ry ? ill yes:.-f..
day to the pouce, for the purpoe? "f ?-.ia.ng to At?
lantic Highlands. ACCOO-PSSled by A Bst? ?. an . rn
pioye of the hotel, as ?SlllBg ma.-',.-, Mr?. Hitch?
cock and the beg went on besrd snd sailed away
Since that time nothing has !.. . n . irl of the
yacht nir of any of the peopl.- wiia m led on h? r
After ten days liad pasaed. Mr?, ?Lassai i becam?
anxious about the fa:?> o? lier boat and Its passen?
g?re and seni to Atlantic Highland? *_? : ding? S'ons
could t?e learned, bowerer, ??;i ever) ?ff,rr :. trsce
cither the sloop or the people has failed. Mrs. I._?.
r.aro f<ars that the yscttt Ml gor.?.- d ?WH ?ritb alt on
board.
TRAIN OES TH HOI Cil A TRESTLE.
fWTeROt rr.i:s.iN.s IHHf IIIU-I wrixk o*?
Tin-: santa ?:-,
AMmore, I. T. May 1?'. -The ?sath-Oaad AfehK-.fi.
Topeka end haats P? paoeeaajer trsls No. i went
through a trestle ?tateefl 't:.!??,? s.-orh of here at S
o'cioek thl? morning snd tOSSMed dawn a twenty??
foot emti.inkm.'nt. Fifteen psaeeogen snd mem?
ber? of the crew wer?? Injured, some ,,f them fa tall*'
No one wa? killed outright. Ta.' train c-ttatated of
six passenger coaches and one Pultmaa. All ?iv?
the engine and tiie sleeper iront through the tfSOtla
which hsi basa waebed out by high ?rater. Many
of the passengers had to chop their way out of th?
coaches. The following were among the Injured i
CKAWrORO, <?? <:., Hum, i. t., ?tbow ?Ja-wc-ued an?
right arm fracturcl
? KAWI-'olt:?. H J.. Vox. t. T., ?nkl? r,.ralr.<?_. lv-dhr
rut and bruised.,
Oltll'Klt. t M , ?-xpr??? n???iii?n?-?r. hurt lnt?i*nallj-'
eaasel iiv?. '
PORa**g, \V. ML, I^'l'in n. h??ad. .hataU an 1 irrr_ ?u?
tot Mp Injur-I ""
HAUE, I. K. K.?rt Worth, new? ag??nt. brill????! on his
?nil ?Lie
IRWIN, \V I?. KaaSOO ?*Uv. cut an th? n?ck.
j'ii'Ki'. i. i*., t?ttteoet, beet ?-?t'. tooo'Aer SMaaaooA
SPARKS, P. g . Oakma, i. T., mji.i.a in ?Imm ?nd
b-dk: prebeetf) fataHy.
V?>t<lv, ?>. I.. Pal? I'ini... Tax.. Iilp lair?.
As ??on a.? news of tlie tSSMoal ica-hed this city
a r?'ltef train was ma<le up here and doctora we.?e
hurried to the seen?*. VU?, injured were brouaot to
thl? city.

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