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It Is stated that Count Solsky. president of the
economic department of the Council of Ministers.
who enjoys the confidence of Emperor Nicholas,
will be nominated for the post of president of
the reconstructed Council of Minister*.
The Murderer Silent — People Fpem
Grmmi Duke's Body.
Moscow. Feb. 19 —A thin layer of snow to-day
has dimmed the bloodstains In tho Senate
Square. The windows in th» Palace of Justice
have been repaired and other hasty efforts have
Jx»en made to obliterate traces of Friday's trage
-oldlers this aftfs-noon discovered many
pieces of the carriage i:i which Grand Duke
Seririus was riding when h* met his death, and
fragments of flesh were found on the top of the
t«el\p fnot parapet of the arsenal among: the
gruns of Naiwlron.
Until the funeral the body of the grand duke
■will rest In the dining room of the ChaudofE
Monastery, to which, through the day, the peo
ple of Moscow have been admitted. In parties of
one hundred. This precaution was taken be
cause it was thought necessary to avoid the
possibility of demonstrations. The body of the
grand duke, dressed in the uniform of the "»th
(KieflC) Grenadiers, of which he was the hon
orary colonel, rests in an oaken coffin. Only
th« breast of the uniform, on which are an
ikon of t!ie Saviour and the orders of the grand
duke, is visible. The Bible beside the head of
the coffin bears the Orthodox cross In silver and
the Imperial eagle.".
Th* assassin remains persistently silent. His
identity has not yet been established, and the
police have been unable to gather up the threads
of the plot, or find clews to possible accom
plices. The assassin's papers and clothes offer
no means of identification, and his pass evi
dently was forged and appears never to have
been vis£d. Photographs have been taken, to
be sent to all the universities.
Grand Pu*<" Bergtanffl coachman, vho was
thought to be dying, is better, .but fti not yet out
The city presented an aspect of deep gloom to
day. There was no music In the restaurants
and there were no performances at the theatres.
The imperial manifesto voicing the grief of the
Emperor is posted at street corners through the
city, and the crime is still the only topic of dis
Many mourning wreaths from royal person
age? and prominent officials have arrived here
and have been placed around the coffln.
MH. EOOSEVELT'S CONDOLENCE.
Message Transmitted to the Emperor — King
St. Petersburg. Feb. 20. — Emperor Nicholas
ha» received through Ambassador McCormick a
message of condolence from President Roose
vfit which contains a strong expression of the
abhorrence with which, both the American gov
ernment and people view the crime perpetrated
at Moscow on Friday.
l/ondon. Feb. 19. — King Edward and tha
Prince and Princess of Wales paid a visit of
< nndolen-o io-dqy to rount Benckendorff, the
Rumian Amiiassador here.
WARSAW WORKMEX WIN.
Most of the Mill* Running— Lodz
Warsaw, Feb. 19.— Tii*» rheniißts' assistants
h*re have struck, demanding shorter hours and
me free day each week. Most of the other
strikers have resumed work, the only Important
branch still out being 1 that of the ironworkers
Th»« strike has resulted in a considerable gen
eral improvement In the condition of the work
in»n. Tl)»y have obtained a general advance of
10 per c^nt in wages and shorter hours. In the
tanning: industry. Warsaw's staple trade, the
m«n obtained the first advance in wages in
forty j ears.
No disturbances were reported from Lodz
TWENTY PERSONS KILLED AT BAKU.
Explosion on a Naphtha Barge — Flames
Spread to Landing Stage.
Baku, Feb. 19. — An explosion on board a naph
tha barge to-day set fire to several other barges
and a landing stage. It is reported that twenty
MASS FOR SERGIUS HERE.
if is Death Hinders Cause of Liberty,
Says Russian Preacher.
Requiem mass for the murdered Grand Duke
Eergiua was sung at the Russian Cathederal of St.
Nicholas. 97th-st.. ne.ar Madison-ay.. yesterday
tnornlng. A catafalque was placed in the centre
of the cathedral and an unusually large crowd was
The Rev. 11a Zotlkoff. In his sermon. said that the
wssaasination of the grand duke was a sad blow
against the real freedom of Russia. The hand of
the assassin, he declared, would not bring about a
betterment of conditions, for violence would retard
the development of liberty. The act. he said, was
not perpetrated by Russians or by men who had
th« welfare of Russia at heart. Russia, said the
preacher, was maligned and calumniated through
out the world, and many of the infamous things
charged against the Russian government were
wholly untrue, and other happenings exaggerated
for a political purpose.
The uprising In Russia, he continued, was not of
the Russian people, but of anarchist*, who wished
!. < L ?, tr ° tb " *" tlr * government. The Czar was
liberally inclined, he asserted and the T-ih-roi
K a ro y ug 1 .^ RuSSJa *°' JM in lim « »t the enactme'nu
..bout V U ? occu , 101 ? liberal reforms were Just
*^tha^ve^v b^ Un lU . Ii , u^ i "- »>* Pointed out. and
SMUGGLED JEWELS CONFISCATED
. Mexico City. Feb. tt.-Oodofredo del Rio a SpM .
Ml jeweller of tM. city, ha* confessed » atf/mnt"
M smuggle thT ? eh th. customs Jeweled
watches in an ice , am freezer, which wa. de
livered at Vera Cruz on arriving from EuronT
He Bays the, plot wan hatchea between hlm»elf n V.-i
a Jeweller In Part*. Good* valued at s-ywwi %, "*
found at the bottom »! t» fr , aud SStaeSS!
CITY TRUST CO
OF NEW YORK.
36 WALL STREET.
Capital, Surplus and Undivided Profits,
Allows Interest on Deposits, and
Transacts a General Trust Business.
JAS. BOSS f "IKRAN President
,lOHX D. CRIMMIJfS . Vfre-Pnwkient
CEO. R. BHKM»ON.. .; -!<i Vlre-Pmldeot
AJiTHI X TKKKY &«ret*r7
WALIXn W. Li:i: Ant. Secretary
Till- LINK FROM HARBIN CtT
Japanese Blow Up Abutment — Rus
sians Repair Damage.
Harbin. Feb. 19.— A party of Japanese and
Chinese bandits destroyed an abutment of the
railway near Yao-Myn, one hundred miles from
here, early this morning, but the damage was re
paired In a few hours. Frontier guards heard an
explosion at 3:40 o'clock, and found that a
change of guncotton had been exploded against
the abutment. Two telegraph poles were also
destroyed. An unexploded charge of guncotton
was found four hundred feet from the place
where the explosion occurred. Traffic on the
railway was resumed at 7 o'clock this morning.
These attempts on the railway are believed to
cover movements of large bodies of Chinese
bandits across Mongolia.
A service was held In the cathedral here to
day in memory of Grand Duke Serglus. Mili
tary, civil and railroad officials were present.
GUNS STILL BOOMING.
Russians Continue to Build Defences
Toklo, Feb. 19. — Field Maifhal Oyania reports
that the Russians are continuing their defensive
works In all directions. They continued to shell
the Japanese line on Friday. On the same day
they essayed a small infantry attack, but were
RUSSIAN OFFICERS LAND.
Fourteen Veterans of Port 'Arthur
Coming Here Soon.
fBT TELEORAPH TO THE TRIBrNF]
Ban Francisco, Feb. 19. — Fourteen officers of
the Russian navy and army arrived here to-day
on the steamer Siberia, from Port Arthur. They
may return to Russia, but are under parole not
to take part in furthsr hostilities until ex
changed. Among them are several who were In
Port Arthur during the entire siege, but they
tell no stories of particular hardships. The
higher officers are Captains Yon Essen and Yon
Saxe. Both have seen service In the Far East
for some time.
"We were ten months In Port Arthur, 1 ' said
Lieutenant Kovalevsky. of the Russian navy,
"and being now on parole and unable to enter
into active service again, I desire greatly to
enjoy my first visit to America. T was ac
quainted with General Stoessel in Port Arthur
and have nothing to say about the way in which
he conducted the defence. Russia did her best."
The officers plan to start for New-York to
morrow. Th^r« they will stay for some days
and then sail for France, whence they will go
to their homes. All the officers are young men
of rank. Lieutenant Osteletsky is a flag lieu
tenant and has scon service with the fleet which
was finally blockaded in Port Arthur. They all
declare the Japanese treated them well.
Russian Report Says Only Three Of
ficers Favored Surrender.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 20.— A telegram from
Moukden says that dispatches received at that
place state that Port Arthur was surrendered
against the wishes of most of the officers of the
garrison. The dispatch says that at a general
council, held after General Kondratchenko's
death, only two officers, General Relss, chief of
staff to General Stoessel, and Colonel Khvostoft t
agreed with General Stoessel that further re
sistance was useless, the. others supporting Gen
eral Smirnoff's view that there should be no sur
render until the stores weie exhausted.
At that time, according to the Moukden re
port, stores for a month remained after serving
out 3,000 pounds of flour to each company of
the garrison, other provisions for the hospitals
and a large quantity of horse meat, flour and
canned meats". There were no vegetables, the
lack causing many cases of scurvy.
According to the report, the Japanese were
amazed when the Russians accepted the condi
tions. The correspondent adds details of the
surrender, and describes the thin ra.nks of the
Japanese regiments in the entry parade on Jan
uary 7. Many of these regiments mustered
only a few hundred men, in spite of fresh drafts,
showing how dearly Japan had paid for the
STOESSEL CALLED A COWARD.
Russian Naval Officer Talks Freely About
Port Arthur's Commander.
Victoria, B. C, Feb. 19.— Aboard the steamer
Tartar, which arrived to-day, were Lieutenants
Beloff and Bondy, officers of the Russian battle
ship Sevastopol, sunk at Port Arthur. They were
released by the Japanese after giving their pa
lieutenant Beloff characterized General Stoes
sel as a coward. "The world will know Stoes
6el as he is," said Beloff. "He is a coward.
Stoessel burrowed a great deal of the time in a
cave. The real heroine was Mme. Zouhoneli,
who, when her husband was killed, took com
mand of a battery of three 11-inch guns at a
point commanding the water supply and held
them until she was also killed. The garrison
was deceived by false reports of the approach
of Kuropatkin's army and the Baltic fleet "
A number of outbreaks have been started re
cently by Russian prisoners at Matsuyama.
ANOTHER BRITISH COLLIER SEIZED.
Tokio, Feb. *».— The Navy Department an
nounces the seizure of the British, steamer Sil
viana, bound for Vladivostok with Cardiff coal.
The place where the seizure was made is not
PERU OBJECTS TO TREATY.
A Protest Entered Against the Recent Chil
Ulna. Feb. 19. -The Peruvian government ha*
handed to the <'hilian (Tiar** d' Affaires here a pro
tent against the recent <'hiii2n and Bolivian treaty.
William B. Sorsbv. American Minister to Bolivia,
has gone to Panama.
LA GASCOGNE ARRIVES TO-DAY.
The French lylne steamer I<a Gaecogne, from
Havre for New-York, passed the Nantucket Shoals
LiphUhip at noon yesterday. The vessel will prob
ably dock about 9 a. m. to-day.
A LIQUOR MEASURE IN MAINE.
fBT TE^EOtIAPH TO THE TBIBtrSE.]
Augusta. Me.. Feb. 19. -A bill has been intro
duced In the Maine Legislature permitting drug
gist* to sell a quart of liquor a week to each cus
JOHN J. SCANNELL BETTER.
John J. Scannell, Mayor Van W'yck's Fire Com
missioner, who has been seriously 111 for two
weeks, was much better last night. His tempera
ture had Rone down, and he was on the road to
recovery, his relatives »aid. Mr. Bcann*ll caught
a heavy cold several days ago, which developed
Into grip. He was getting better, when he caught
another cold, ard for a time was threatened with
COLDS CAUSE SORE THROAT.
Laxative IMH Quinine, ih« world «M« Cold anil
',•■) i»m"l> removes th« rtur*. .•«.!• for th« full
iiani* and look for alrnature of E. W. Grot*. Zjq
N^YoSk* liAttiY TRIBUNE, .MONDAY. FEBRUARY 20; 1905. /
TO LAV NEW GABLE SOON.
PLAX OF MACKAY CO.
Will Run from Xova Scotia to Ire
land—Contract Goes to England.
A new Atlantic cable is to be laid for the
Commercial Cable Company before many
months. The company already has four Atlantic
cables, and the fifth is said to be demanded 1 y
growing business. No fear that the wireless tel
egraph will take away cable business between
New-York and London Is entertained, apparent
ly, for the new cable is to have a larger copper
wire than any of the others, to make it of higher
speed, and it is to be. a heavier, stronger and
more expensive cable. Bids for making and lay
ing the cable have been received already, and
the company expects to have it In operation
some time In the coming summer. The cnble
will be laid from Nova Scotia to Ireland by the
"northerly" route, a distance of about 2,300
miles, and its cost will be about $1,000 a mile,
Clarence H. Mt-.ckay said yesterday that no
new stock would be issued on account of the
new cable, but the cost would be met by the
Mackay Companies, because of the de-sire to
keep the reserve fund of the Commercial Cable
Company intact. He said the first report of
the Mackay Companies would be made to the
shareholders within the next fortnight. The
Mackay Companies were incorporated about a
year sgo, the shareholders being the stockhold
ers of the Commercial Cable Company, in order
to provide larger capital for the latter without
increasing Its stock. By providing the new ca
ble, therefore, the stockholders of the Commer
ciaj Cable Company really increase the value of
the stock they hold In the company without
making a new issue of stock.
Although the bids asked for and received have
not been formally accepted, it is probable that
the cable contract will be awarded to one or
both of two English corporations, the Silver
town Company and the Telegraph Construction
Company, both of I»ndon. In order »o hasten
tho task of making and laying the cable. Mr.
Mackay and his associates may give the con
tract for the shore end sections to one company
and the contract for the mid-Atlantic section to
the other company.
No American company was requested to bid
for the contract. When asked for information
as to the reason for inviting only English com
panies to bid for such an important work, George
Gray Ward, vice-president of the Commercial
Cable Company, said last evening: "It was not
because our company la failing in patriotism, but
because there is no American cable company
so well equipped for the task that it could make
and lay a cable of the standard of excellence we
require In the time we want it ready for use.
The English companies have complete facilities
for the manufacture of the cable, and, in addi
tion, they have steamships specially designed
and manned for the work of laying the cables.
Probably it will take two such steamships to lay
the new Atlatnio cable.
"When we put a cable down 2.000 fathoms in
the. Atlantic Ocean it must be a good cable to
stand the enormous pressure to which it is sub
jected without loss of insulation. The copper wire
in the new cable will be about six hundred
pounds to the mile. The English companies in
sulate the wire with a covering of gutta-percha,
held in place by a covering of steel wire. Tha
more pressure on such a cable the better the Jn •
sulatlon. It would be something of an experi
ment, we think, to put down on the floor of the
Atlantic a cable with insulation of rubber or
other material than gutta-percha.
"Then the cable must be made perfect, every
inch of Its 2,300 miles, for if there is a slight
defect In one inch of the total length the Insu
lation of the whole cable may be destroyed. The
new cable will not only have a larger copper
wire, to increase Its speed, but It will be more
heavily armored. We expect the cable to be so
strong that it will not be broken near the shores
by anchors of ships dragging against it. The
manufacture of such a CftUe is a gigantic piece
of work, but the English companies can turn it
out at a rapid rate and have every inch tested
by trained men.
"The increase in cable business which has
made another Atlantic cable necessary for our
company has been due in great part to the mes
sages passing between members of the London
Stock Exchange and the New-York Stock Ex
change. Interchange of information in arbitrage
transactions between English and American
brokers has been Increasing recently, and the
cable permits information to pasa between the
two exchanges in a minute. It may surprise
some people, but it is a fact that English
brokers sometimes have a message sent by
cable to New- York and retransmitted by cable
to a broker in France or Belgium, to save time,
instead of sending It direct."
MR. BALFOITHS HARD TASK.
Irish Party in the House Preparing to
London, Feb. 20.— John E. Redmond's amendment
to the address in reply to the Speech from the
Throne, declaring that the present system of Irish
government is "opposed to the will of the Irish
people," which will be moved in the House of Com
mons to-day, is expected to place the government
in a situation even more difficult than that arising
from the fiscal debate. It la so framed as to enable
the Opposition to raise the whole question of the
position of Sir Antony Jlacdonnell, under secretary
to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and the Dun
raven devolution scheme, on which there is evident
ly much dissension within the Cabinet Itself.
Lord Lansdowne having admitted in the House
of Lords that Lord Dudley, Lord Lieutenant of Ire
land, knew that Macdonnell was helping Lord Dun
raven in his devolution plan, and Lord Dunraven
having declared that Secretary Wyndham and Mac
donnell had many long conversations on the "con
dition of Moderate opinion in Ireland." Mr. Wynd
ham's disavowal of Mncdonnell causes a certain
amount of caustic comment, while the Orange •sec
tion loudly calls for the resignation of both Lord
Dudley and Sir Antony Macdonnell. The debate
will extend over two days, and probably will be
acrimonious. The Opposition will endeavor to drive
home the view that Macdonnell is being made a
MOORE BOY RIDICULED AT SCHOOL.
This Made Him Want to Go to Work— No
Word About Him.
No word was received yesterday from or about
Harry Moore, the Brooklyn boy for whom nn alarm
was sent out from Police Headquarters on Satur
day. The boy is sixteen years old. Tie lives at No.
P5 Row-st.. Brooklyn. He witn last seen at De
lancey-st. and tho Bowery by a boy companion on
Tuesday. It was sntd yesterday he told some of his
friends he was Roing to Savannah because he
wanted to go to work, but was not allowed to do s<i
at home. He had been ridiculed at school by com
panlor.a for having failed of promotion, and on this
account did not want to continue In schm>l.
ST. CORNELIUSS CONSECRATED.
New West Side Episcopal Church Is Free
from Debt — $14,000 Gift.
St. Cornelius's Episcopal Church. West 4Sth-st.,
near SHh-ave.. was formally consecrated yesterday.
Bishop Coadjutor Greer officiated, being assisted
by Archdeacon Charles C. Tiffany, of Washington;
the Rev. Dr. Walter A. Gardner, the Rev. Dr!
Thomas H. BUI, the Rev. Newton Perkins, the Rev.
Dr. Thomas I. Holcombe and the Rev Dr. Isaac
C. Sturirea. rector of the. church. Blahop Greer
preached th* sermon.
In the last seven years In which Dr. Sturges
has been rector of the church, the congregation has
raised (45.000, clearing the church from all In
debtedness Th« last rift to the. fund. SU.GnCv. was
ku»ii m a Christmas rift In memory of a friend of
the church. The. name of the. family making the
gift haa not been nuide public.
TRUXKS FULL OF LOOT.
Police Believe They Have Bellboy
Gang of Hotel Thieves. .
In thr«e bellboys arrested last night the dftectlve*
believe they have rounded up a gang who have
looted hotels In this and other cities of valuables
worth hundreds of dollars in the last few months.
Three trunks, filled with clothing. Jewelry and
silver plate, were taken in the room where the trio
One of them, according to the police, broke down
and admitted to them that he had been guilty of
the specific theft alleged, and implicated two others.
The prisoners are Earl Furlong, employed at th»
Hotel Gallatin. No. 70 "West 46th-»t; John Driscoll,
who had been employed in the same hotel up to
tne time of his discharge, a short time ago. and
Albert Schultz. who has been a bellboy in various
hotels here. All lived in a furnished room a* No.
210 West 4«th-st. " • s
Mrs. Christina C. Wilson, .i guest nt the Hotel
Gallatin. charges Furlong with stealing a bar dia
mond pin valued at $300, from her room on Saturday
night. Driscoll had the pin. the police say.
Detectives O'Connor and Crotty, assigned to dis
cover the thief of the pin, say that the manager
of the hotel told them that thefts had been so
numerous in the hotel for some time that he had
discharged all the bellboys. The detectives took
Furlong to the station and put him through th*
"third degree." They say that he confessed that
after taking Mrs. Wilson downstairs in the ele
vator Saturday night he had got into her room
with skeleton keys and taken the pin. He said
h*> had given the pin to Driscoll. The detectives
went to the room in 46th-st.. where they arrested
Driscoll and Schultz and found a score of pawn
tickets for Jewelry, silverware and wearing apt
parel. More than one hundred and fifty letters
written on the stationery of the hotels in this
and other cities were found In the rooms. They
were in the nature of recommendations and bor<f
witness to the excellent character, and particularly
the honesty of the three young fellows, Tne
police believe the letters are forgeries.
A large silver plate bearing the name of the
Hotel Nethcrland and a gold watch worth $150 were
found In the room in addition to the other plun-
The detectives will ask the owners of "property
stolen from hotels to try to identify the property
found in the trunks.
TOOK SHIPWRECK EASILY.
Plenty to Eat and Drink, Slept Well.
Threw men from the three-masted schooner Ida
C Sotithard. which was dismasted south of the.
Florida Coast the last week in January, arrived
here yesterday on the United Fruit Company's
steamer Ullie from Port Antonio. They were
Captain Martin H. Blake. George D. Andrews,
mate, and Walter Matthews, donkey engine man.
A colored stewardess and two of her sisters, who
had accompanied her on the schooner, were also
brought to port on the L.illie.
Captain Hopkins of the Lillle had offered to bring
the remainder of the crew to this city, tout they
preferred to remain in Port Antonio. The rescue
was made by Second Mate Oooper of the LHlie. The
wreck had previously been sighted by the Savard.
southbound, and one of the crew removed, the
others preferring to wait for a northbound boat.
They changed their minds, however, when the
Lillie, also southbound, hove in sight.
Captain Hopkins of the Ullie said that the men
he rescued were the most unconcerned ship
wrecked men hn had ever met. Captain Martin
H- Blake of the wrecked schooner bore out this
"W« were all right, ' !»• said. "We had plenty
to eat and drink, and didn't worry. No one. was
afraid except the three colored women. They were
all right, too, for they were in the. cabin. W«t
lived forward and aft. Just the same as if her slicks
were all right. We didn't suffer any hardships, and
sat and slept all right. We didn't even get awash.
Forecastle awl cabin were tight and dry all the
The Ida C. Southard left Trinidad on January
16, with a cargo of asphalt, bound for New- York.
MADE INTENTION WHILE IN PRISON.
Former Coroner Now Kich, it Is Declared —
Got Patent After Release.
It was reported in Brooklyn yesterday that Pr.
Edward B. Coombs, who left there about five
years ago after serving a sentence in the Kings
County Penitentiary for defrauding the county by
holding "fake" inquests, had made a small fortune
since then from an invention which h* thought
out while in prison. At present he is living In
Southern California, where he is an active, and
respected member of the community.
According to a friend of the former Coroner,
Dr Coombs spent much time while- in hl» cell
thinking over the probl«m of preventing the ac
tion of the sea from washing away beaches. The
result was that when he was released he patented
an improved form of cribwork. which not only
prevents the gradual washing away of beaches.
out actually builds them up. It is stated that
Coombs has done much work of this kind for
the rnlt-»d States government as well as for
A NEW WAY TO SAVE TIME.
Car Load of Clocks Pulled Out of the Harlem
A freight car belonging to th« "Big Four,"
loaded with clocks, was lifted from the Harlem
River yesterday noon by the big derrick Century',
of the Merritt-Chapman Wrecking Compapy. It
was the forward car of a long train that last Sat'
urday was being shunted to the river front at
138th-6t., to be loaded on one of the transfer floats to
be carried to Jersey City, and smashed through the
bumper at the. water's edge, going down in twenty
feet of water. Another car, loaded with flour,
slipped half way into the water. Both cars wer-e
lifted out and placed on the tracks.
THE CROWN PRINCES BETROTHAL
Report That Engagement Has Been Broken
Discredited in Berlin.
Berlin, Feb. 19.— The report that in consequence
of differences hetween Crown Prince Frederick
William and his fiancee, the Duchess Cecilia of
Mecklenburg-Schwerln, their engagement would be
broken off is discredited here in usually well-in
The crown prince and the duchess have been
visiting Florence, recently, but Saturday the
duchess went to Cannes on account of the illne«a
of her mother. Archduchess Anatstasia. Frederick
William did not accompany her on the Journey
because he thought it would be injudicious for him
to ■vtfsit France. The crown prince and his suite
arrived here this evening.
SHUTTLECOCK OF MAYOR AND BOSS.
City Horses Have Actually Had to Wear
Shoes Without Labels.
Th« Central Federated Union hes another crow
to pick with Charles F. Murphy. He was accused
by H. E. Uchtenhan. of the Journeymen Horse
shoers' Union, at the Ontral Federated I'nion
meeting yesterday, of failing to keep a promise
made two year? ago, when the. horseshoers were on
strike for the union label, to see that the city
horses were shod with nothing but union label
"Mr. Murphy." said Lichtenhan. "not only prom
ised to see that our request was granted but also
gave us a letter over his signature promising that
the city . horses should be shod only by union
men. About nine months later we went to
ace Mr. Murphy, and he advised us to wait for a
few days, when the convention of the Master Horse
?hoers" Association would be held In this city, and
o send a. committee to the meeting. We did all
this, but were turned down again by th* Master
"Why didn't you go to Mayor McClellan? ' asked
"Oh. Mr. Murphy Is the. Mayor." *ald another
"We did go to the Mayor." said Lichtenhan. "We
went to Mr. Murphy first, and Mr. Murphy aent us
to the Mayor, and the Mayor sent us to Mr Muruhy
again, but Mr. Murphy hasn't yet kept his promise/
LACKAWANNA TO SELL ITS COAL.
Does Not Renew Contract with Agents of
Last Thirty-five Years.
[BY TRLB(IItAI»H TO TUB TRI»(7K« 1
Syracuse. Feb. ».— Announcement was made to.
day that Holden & Sons would cense, .to be agent*
for I-ackawanna coal exclusively after April SO
The Holdena have controlled the output of Laok
??r an M»« C « Oal n £i r <l\ !rt >- fl ve r years between Worre*.
1. 'e&fXiz and; Niagara Falls, and an far north
•.■ -:> The company on Mi> 1 will Install
"' u »" ??'??■■ aRe iind nnt renew a contract
with the lloldMW ' The latter handled I.SQMM tons
BRUT SPECIAL 1898.
The highest grade of that -vintage shipped by
Messrs. Pol Roger &. Co ,is now on sale a 4a 4 the
leading R-estaurants. Clubs and ,Wtne Merchants
in tMis city.
Sole for \/. S.
Flints Pne Pjrn iture
Special Price Reduction
ON LIBRARY, SITTING ROOM
AND PARLOR FURNITURE
PRICE REDUCTIONS j , P 1- £ ,1 C L
apply to several tending or the T ebttiarv
HUNDRED PIECES . ° J
AMONG THE NUMBER Vw4CcllcinCC icllC
Gold two and three
piece suit». We announce, with the ending of this week, the
Gold Divan* c^ ose °^ *^ c February Clearance Sale, during which all
M«Kog«ny Desks, incomplete suites and individual pieces of furniture have
Mahogany Book Curt. i . i . " •
Oak Bock Cue., been reduced one-third in pnee.
GoW Mu«c Cabinet j here sti |j rema i ns muc h exceptionally interest^
Mahogany Music Cabinet. \ ~ 6
Piano B«>che». furniture for the Library, Sitting Room, Living Room,
in T8"T 8 " variety* Den, Hall, Parlor and Reception Room. So varied
Sofa., Divan% and Settee*. are fa c designs, woods, finishes and upholsteries, that
Upholstered and .v . , i i ii- -LI £
Semi-Uphol»tered, individual and matched pieces suitable tor use in city,
Tabourrtt«, PedertaU. suburbs, country, seashore or mountains, priced at one-
Card Receivers, renewals, *
Tabka. Screen*. third reduction, may readily be selected.
Geo C Flint Co
WEST 23- STREET
SECOND BRONX HOLD-IP,
Continued from flnt page-
get. him. too. But I do want the brooch, and I'm
willing to pay for it. The diamond in the centre
weighs eleven carats, less one sixty-fourth,
was suirounded by two rows of other diamonds.
I'd like to get it back not only for its Intrinsic
value, but also on account of certain sentimental
"Mr Cornish says the highwayman will get
$1,000 if he will tell where the brooch can be
recovered. Mr. Cornish premises that h« will
not ask any embarrassing questions.
AT UXIOX CLUB DOOR.
Woman Employed There Held Up
— Members Go to Station icith Her.
Mrs. Annl« O'OonnMl mas throttled at the
entrance to the Union Club. sth-ave. and Mst
st., soon after midnight thU morning. She Is
employed at the club, and was returning for the
night. Her assailant was captured by cab driv
ers after a sharp strugel-v
Mrs. O'Connell. with another woman and two
members of the Union Club in evening drees.
were driven to the Bast 51st-jt. station, where
Mrs. O'Connell made a charge of assault against
her assailant. He said he was Paul Heil. a la
borer, twenty-ona years old. of No. 11- West
The police and Mrs. O'Connell are at a loss
to explain the reason for the assault, which
seemed to them to be entirely unprovoked.
Some of the police and some of the members of
the club thought that Heil mistook the club for
a private house and that he had a good chance
to make a "big haul."
Mrs. O'Connell did not notice Heil until she
was at the entrance to the club. Then he caught
her with a strangle hold about tUe throat and
attempted to throw her off her feet. She is
strong and plucky. She struggled and succeeded
In throwing ott her assailant. When his grip
was released she screamed.
Several cabmen waiting about the club went
on the run in answer to her screams. William
Vanderheyden, the first of them to get near Hell.
was threatened by the fellow, who placed his
hand on his hip as If to draw a weapon, and
called to him:
"If you don't get out of here I'll shoot you!"
Vanderheyden did not hesitate, and grappled
with Hell. He threw him to the ground, and
with some of the other cabmen soon overpow
Mrs. O'Connell's screams had, aroused the en
tire neighborhood. The members of the club
who were In the house rushed to the street with
the attendants on the <rour\.i floor. Mrs. O'Con
nell was hysterical and was taken inside the
house. Policeman Fitzpatrick, of the East 51st
?t. station, arrested Heil.
Mr*. O'Connell's throat bore the marks of his
tf/:/) FLAG A RUiliOX
But Police Say Meeting Was to
Celebrate A ana ssi nation.
PatreJmen John Howard and Edward O'Rourke.
of the Maillson-st. station, saw a large crowd In
front of No. an Henry-st. last night, cheering
one ot their number who T.ds excitedly making: a
speech in some foreign tongue. The policemen
said later that there were a thousand men in the
crowd. They understood the men were sympa
thizers with the Russian revolutionists and were
celebrating the assassination of Grand Duka
The policemen said one of th« men was waving a
"red flag." It later was captured, and proved to
be a silk ribbon' four Inches wide and tied to the
end of a stick
When the leaders ■ were asked if they had a
permit to hold the meeting they answered in sev
eral languages, the policemen said, and pretended
not to understand. Finally they were ordered to
disperse. They refused. Howard and O'Rourke
tried vainly to force them to go their ways.
Then the Miidison-st. reserves were called. g*r
geant Kane appeared with the reinforcements, and
they quickly had the crowd on the run Eight pris
oners weie- captured and charged with parading
without a permit, collecting a crowd and holding
an unlawful assemblage. . All gave foreign names
They pretested vigorously against the arrests.
On one man th* police found what Sergeant
Kane declared whs "inflammatory and revolu
tionary literature." . •; ■.;
Always .Remember Che Full Name *
[raxative Rromo Quinine jq (TV A <»«vwy
CurttaCoMlnOoeDty, Cri^n 2 D*y» v& S+j£yT9%n^ *«• ***
To those interested in Antiquities
Antique Furniture, Etc.
I have received instructions frflat
W T. Shannon. Esq., to selj by Pub
lic Auction on the premises known as
The Old Windmill Antique Shop, 7
East 28th St.. on Thursday, Fridar
and Saturday, February 23rd, 24th
and 25th, at 2:30 o'clock P. M. of
each day and following week until
sold, his entire private Collection.
Also all goods in public warehouse
and Custom House, being his rectnt
purchases in England, France and
Holland. Mr. Shannon is retiring
from the Antique business and hM
placed in my hands for Public Sale
his entire stock, being $100,000 val
This sale is positively unrestricted,
and will be sold to the highest bidder
continuing Tuesday and Wednesday
(February 21st and 22d), from S
A. If. to 6 P. M. each day.
Catalogues on premises.
J. HATFIELD MORTON,
1404 Broadwa>. Telephone 2790 3M&
By aMer a*
J. HATFIELJ> MORTON*. Auctioneer.
Will Sell This Day 1
at II A. M..
ON THE PREMISES.
Casino Theatre Building,
BROADWAY AND.SOTH ST..
th« WHn Steak: o-inuin-J lh«MUi pan... iinMl** **
By order of
LYONS. 3TADHOLZ A CO..
IHMMI Adjusters. SO William »•.
THE STOCK CONSISTS OF
Modern and Antique Furniture, OH Fa**
IngA. Bronzes. Bric-a-brac. China, GIW.
Screens and a large assortment of fine hoa»»
hold, effect*, a great proportion of which ■<•
not been damaged.
J. HATFIELD MORTON. Auc'r.
FAT MAN DROPS DEAD IN STREET-
Michael Glynn. a watchman, of No. M*> **■*•
dropped dead yesterday morning in front •* 3j*^
East 7»th-st.. from fatty degeneration "»* ***!25
He was only twenty-alx year* oM. but.weHO*"
more than four hundred pound*. , r
It took a patrol wagon, six policemen and tw^"
three bystanders to get the. body to the ■■•» «*