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THE JIG'S UP WITH HIM NOW.
JACK SVMAXVS'S PT.AVSIBLE FACE
HKOOOSIZKD IS JAIL.
Il'a the Name ilnck that Wnntfd In Knoir
J,nl Month WkKher lie won a Tru Mh,
and II r IIh" Keen nt the Old Tricks.
Jack McMnmis, tlio btirclar. 1b locked up In
Hal mom! streot jail, In Ilrooklyn. nntl until
last nlcht tlio pollco were lenornnt of tho fact.
McMantis's plotiiro appeared In Tub 8uh a
few weeks no. nftor lio had dropped happy-go-lucky
from Sims Hlnu prison through a
braco of Insane nTylumB Into tlio streots of
llrookhn. without servlnc out his term of im
prisonment. A week neolaet nlel't McManuswaanrrostod
byPollcomnn Ilassolbrook of tho Twontloth
precinct. Numerous complaints had toon
mado to tlio pollco, tho complainants being I
WIHIamsburch jewollors. who had boon floeoed
by an oily tonsucd. woll-dressed strnnifor.
W. K. Fltt of 1.080 Broadway told Ilassolbrook
Hint ho had beouvlsltod on April VI by the
Btrancor. who had stolon two cold watches
from a tray.
ntt cavo n mlnuta description of his visitor
to Ilassolbrook. and tho lattor sot out to cap
turo tho thief, lio Raw a man who un9werod
tho description, and followed htm. Tho man
enlorod Frodorlok fluofTs jowolry store 009
liroudway. Ilassolbrook watched him from
t he street, and saw him oxntnlno a number of
watchos without making a purchase.
' Tho stronger then W9nt to Charles Q. Web
ber's storo at 1.087 Broadway, whero ho again
oxamlnod somo jowolry. Then h6 vlsltod the
jewelry store of PotorFrlodileh at 1,131 Broad
way. Ilassolbrook, who hud boon shadow
Ini: him all tho time, arrosted him as
ho was leaving Frtodrloh's place, and
turned out of Broadway into Do Katb
nvenuo with hts prisoner. When they
were near Bushwfck avonuo the prisoner
showod ileht. but was subdued and taken to
I ho Collar street potJco station. Soreeant Col
lins, who was at tho desk nt Crst, was not In
clined to hold tho man. but when ho Vras
,, searched his pockets wore ftllod with jewelry.
Thoro wore scoros of rings and wutches, to
cethcrwith cold cuff buttons and scarfpins.
Tho prlsonor said ho was John Million, and
that ho had just arrfved from Philadelphia,
whero ho was encaged in the jewelry business.
Jeweller Fltt identified tho prisoner as tho
man who had robbed lilm. He also identified
two of tho watcho9 as Ids proporty. Jewellor
Adolph of III8 Uraham nvonuo was positive
that the prisoner was tho man who had stolen
a trnyf ul of watches from his ptac.
Tho prlsonor wns neatly dressnd. wore cold
rlmmod eyoclasses. and carried a cane. He
called the attention of Sarceant Collins to his
neat attire snyine:
.' I don't look like a thief, do I ?'
"So." said tho Sergeant, "but (I'll hold you
until morning, anyhow."
On tho following dny a score of complain
ants appeared in the Gates Avenue Police
Court prepared to testify against tho man cap
tured by Ofllcer Ilassolbrook. Joweller Iaaao
DcUteiu of 8.' 15 Broadway said that his
place bad boon isited twice by the prisoner.
J owollor Dav Id Dcksteln of !0 Broadway told a
similar story. However, they were not nskod
to testify, tho prisoner waiving his right to
Hxaminatlon, preferrlngto go beioro the Grand
liny. In the mean time, the police had been
trylneto find out something about the fellow's
past rocord. All they knew nbout him was
that ho was " John Mullen of Philadelphia."
Lust night, through the courtesy of Warden
Doyle of ltnyraond street jail, the writer was
enabled to interview the mysterious prisoner,
und ho immediately identified him as Jack
McMnnus. lio wns found In cell 20 on gal
lery D. and nppeared to be greatly surprised
when ho was recognized.
" I suppose the jig is up now. he said. I
kept under covei. hoping to got out of this
xorupe. but now that I am known I'll make a
light tor liberty. They can't convict me this
Tinio. for they haven't sufficient evi
dence. All thev can say Is that I had
a lot of jewelry and pawn tickets in
my possession when I was taken in.
I'll co boforo tho Grand Jury 1 suppose in a
day or two. and then I'll have a lawyer to de
fend me. I admit that I'm the old-time Jack
Alcfllanus. but I deny these jobs they put on
juy shoulders now."
"Where did you get the jowelry? ' asked the
Iioucht It," replied McManus. " Do you
know." ho continued. " I am now a salesman
for a Philadelphia jowolry house? It seems.
though, that I'm blamed for everything. Do
you remember several years ago when
a fellow scooped a tray of gold rings
over in Now York from Bon Spark's
jowolry store on Hixth avenue V Woll. I
was blamed for that, but I had nothing at all
to do with the job. The fellow who did it was
an oldjpal of mine. Ho and I worked together
down East The last time I saw him was
after doing that funny job with the buggy
jeweller, who let my nal take me away with
two pocltotB full of watches."
" I don't romember that case." remarked tho
" Well, you see. I and my pal got on to tho
schome. Ho got a detective's shield made,
and then we were ready for business. It
wasn't a now racket, either. I wont into the
jewelry store, and ho waitod outside the door.
When everything nbout was quiet, I walkod
right in una nsked to see somogold rings. The
.jeweller brought out a big truy of them. Then
1 Inquired for an Klein watch. Another tray
was produced. I pocketod a dozen wutches
und a handful of rings, und tho jewellor cov
ered mo with a pistol, shoutod ' pollco,' and ran
around from behind tho countor. My pal
rushed into tho store, and a crowd gathered
outside. Ho sbowod his shield, and locked
the door so the crowd couldn't get
in. Then ho placed me undor i arrost.
crabbed mo roughly by tho arm
and told tho jewellor to hurry to tho police
station and make a oomplalnt- The jeweller
said ho would follow us. My pal opened thn
door and luccod me off toward the station
hauso. A big crowd followed and ho had to
tnko mo on n car. After rldlnc two
blocks we jnmpod off and took another
car. Thon we got out of sight. The
jeweller, liko a bloody chump, went
to the station houso to find the defective who
had arrosted me. I tell you It was tho funniest
gag evor worked. I divldod the swac with my
purtnor, for I had carried the watohos and
rincs away with mo. Don't you think that was
"It wasn't so funny for tho joweller," re
marked tho reportor,
"No. I cuess not," replied MoManus. "But,"
he continued, "It was funny for mo. Just as
funnvasbolne turned out of Bine Sing into
thostroetsof Brooklyn without rocelving any
On March l'J last Tins Bus published Mc-
jiianuss experience for the past tie years,
lie was arrested on the night of Jan. 0,1888,
for breaklnc Into tho house of Hester Logan,
from which ho and two companions carried off
jewelry valued at 81,500. On July 20. 1888,
Judge Moore sentonced him to Hlng Hlne for
a term off our years nnd four months. After
Peine In hlng Sine two months ho was drafted
wiuirn "&';!" .ilo.ro. lle romalnod until
Boptember. IHHSi. At Auburn ho hud a row
'!!, Sirpirilsonor nnmud Hulllvan.vvho bit a
.M.J'iJ nV. A kePr Interfered and
iiS !!V? Btr.u.ck tho keeper with n flower pot.
he ?JrSin :R,V v with punishment, nnd
pe pretended howasnsano. Doetors examined
ViW,Sndor",r"a '''"transfer to tho Auburn
?r?KA,tyllV.n' "-.Dec : lust he was taken
tothe Kings County Insane Asylum, and hero
he remained unt I 1'oh. . on th U data the
doctors at KlatbUhl. decided that ho was not
fnsano. and sont him to the riatbtish Hospital.
From tho hospital howas transferred to tho
Imshousoam thou turned Into tho stVoots.
On Friday. Mun'hll.ho wandered into the
reporters' room In tho Kings Count -Court
Houso and nsked thn reporters to .leoldo his
ease. Ho wantod to know whether or not he
wasnfreo man, nnd said ho vvns afraid tiS
Police i would Pick him iipnn.l hendai!im
back to Hlng, Bine. He wns referred to the
House of Industry nt 'J01 MvlngJton street!
and he went thorn and promised to reform
"1 lie superintendent of the In-tltutlon. Dam in
J. Mcberplo, knelt In Prayer with Jle.Manus.iuil
the htirclur wopt tears of, repentance, l'limllv
he got u now suit of clothes. Then ho started
awuy to look for work.
. He found it in tho jewelry shopsof Williams,
burch. and Judge Mooro will he asked to i"ay
him for his labors. His picture is 718 in the
I he police of tlio Twentieth proclnethavn a
siring of iliigHnnil soveiul watches, which tho
owners may claim to-iluy.
uuclil ii I'uiDlllve Iluuk Cuxhlrr.
1'mianKi piiu, April ar.-J. J. llnllowell. th8
fli-olngenshiorof thoeollopsed West Kuuerlor
K.itlonul Iluuk of West Huporior, Wis,, who Is
accused o tiiklug Sa,-,000 of the bank's funds,
was arrebtnd, biitclielin hand, nt the corner nf
iMi'nf.,r''',x,n ,K,ru,,t nnd Falrmount avenue,
iiinf J'iinl 1 " ;1'!01 thls morning. The l'ro:
aPi . ,,IU bftnlf '"ft.Ior imrtH unknown a few
noh l,i!lfa ,"". lalluwill followed directly
twn .ih ''.V01' Alumi"i at tills exndui ot the
tori ,.?l",u,,',n,,,;,h "' t,' Jn.-. tho ilepo".
the "van L r,''i-'i iowHy .fl,r H, .lnw-bllgatlon of
wns niii,.1'1!! Bi,;,,ro,,1 .rovealod that HOO.UK)
eltv wteiSi' " '"well was hhudon oil to this
ey, where ho urrlved on lust Thursday.
Iaib.w-7 b,rmt Trn o Cleveland
fcvllK.w,Vo?kPrtH,-SfiJ,'J 'pniylranla JUIlro.a,
miss movaoir looks on ix oovbt.
It Was aa 84 aa m Play to Her, aad Ske
TPl at Ready Critic.
Nestled In a oornor of the Court ot Special
Sessions yesterday morning, with her head
barely vlslblo over the tops ot the hard, yellow
benches, was n pretty llttlo girl with big blue
eyes and brown curly hair that tumbled reck
lessly around hor face and throat. Hhndlnchor
face wan n hat burdoned with roses and laces.
In her hand slio clutched an onormous bunch
of roses. She woro a tan-colored melton coat,
a blue bedtord cord dross, with stockings,
gloves, and gaiters to mntch, nnd patent
lonthor shoes. When Court Crlor O'Connor
openod tho session sho rose on tip toes,
opened wldo hor big eyes, and listened In
amazement Whon the proscribed recital was
ended sho turned to Agent Stocking of tho
children's society nnd with a sigh ot pleasure,
TTl 3 l
' "Isn't It just lovely?"
As policeman after policeman, resplendent
In now summer uniforms, fllod up to the wit
ness box she leaned forward with parted lips
and listening ears, drinking In every word
that was spokon. She stnrod at Justice Smith
tor a long timo. then said :
"Poor, homely man. I wonder If ho never
cries at night when he thinks of the poor
people ho scolds."
Tho little girl was Mnrguorlto Ferguson,
know on tho slngo as Ln Hello M trie, and the
star In tho play, "Mccarty's Mlshans." Tho
play was performed at Jacobs' Third Avenue
Thoatre last week, and Marguerite, danced
like Lolo Fuller, sang llko Lillian Itussell, and
gave an exhibition an a contortionist nnd
gymnast besides. On Friday evening Agent
Stocking happened Into tho thoatro and saw
Marguerite. Ho learned that she was notet
10 years old. and he nrrested hor father. Wil
liam Ferguson, tho proprietor of tho piny, and
formerly the partnor of Muck, under the firm
name of Ferguson k Mack. Justice Taintor
held htm IntSOO bail for Spocinl Sessions and
fmt Marguerito in the earo of tho society until
ler father's caso was disposed of.
When Marguerito met tho leporter sho
tossed her curls and wild: "I'm Marguerito
Ferguson, who's you ?"
Before her question could be answered
Counsellor Finigan diverted her nttentlon by
making an exceptionally long motion in on
unusually stontorious voice.
"My, how his volco must hurt," she snld.
"He reminds mo of papa. You know ray papa I
F.very ono does. Ho plays poor old MeCartu. I
live with him at liR) Last Eichty-fourth street
I have lived with him ever since I can rornom
bor. "How long have you been on the stage ?"
Ventured the ronorter.
"Aces." was the reply. "Von needn't tauch.
for I have. Why, I'm 15 years old.
" The first time I ever jilayed wus with Miss
Lillian Russell. It was elovea years ago. ln
the Jersey City Academy of Music. Mr. Tony
Pastor wrote the piece. Miss Lillian wasn't ns
fat then as she is now, but she was every bit
as lovely. After I left her I played somotimos,
and the rest of the time I iubt grow. I studied,
though. and at last papa lot mo play in "Mo-Carts-."
" Do you like to dance ?"
"U-u-ml I love It. Whon papa takes me to
the theatre and I hear the music nnd see Miss
Fuller move so easily I feol as though I was
ln Heaven. But I like to hear music I could
sit all tho time and listen to Miss Itussell. I'vo
seen Bernhardt and Miss Davenport Thoy
act I like Bernhardt except she makes such
awful faces, and I don't know one word sho
says. I let on I do. though, bocuuso everybody
The case was not reached on account of the
early adjournment in respect to Justice Kelly,
and the examination wilt be held to-day.
A NEW EXCISE BOARD.
Only CoBntnlour Koch Retained Park
Commlasloner Gallnp Reappointed,
Mayor Grant announced yesterday a batch of
appointments to office. Tho appointments
were made early ln tho day. but were not mado
public until sunsot. Tho Mayor appointed a
new Excise Board, which will step into office
on May 1. Joseph Koch is the only mombor ot
the old Board who romains. Tho two now men
are William 8. Andrews, who hucceeds Alexan
der Meakini, and Lolcestor Holme, who suc
ceeds Edward T. Fltzpatrick. Tho term is
three years, nnd tlio salary is $5,000 a year.
Mr. Andrews has served in the Board boforo.
having been appointed by Mayor Grace. He
was at that timo a County Democrat Ho Is
now a mombor of Tammany Hall. Mr. Holmo
was a member of tho High Bridge Commis
sion, and ho has been n Judge of the City
Court and private secretary to Mayor Grant.
Prosident Albert Gallup of tho Park Board
was reappointed n l'ark Commissioner.
The other appointees were live commission
ers to carry out the provisions of tho act to im
prove l'ark avenue above 100th streot. which
provides for streets under tho Btructuro of
tho Now York and Harlem Railroad, for chanc
ing the grade of the railroad, and for tho con
struction of a railroad bridge at an increased
elevation over the Harlem River. These com
missioners will serve until the work is com
pleted. They are George W. Birdsall. tho chlof
engineor of tho Publlo Works Department:
Walter Katte, ono of the engineers or the New
York Central Railroad: Charles W. Dayton, a
lawyor, and until recently a County Democrat:
James H. Haslln. merchant and ox-8enator
Mayor Grant said yosterday that he in
tended going away at once for a vacation. In
reply to questions he said he didn't know
where he was going, who was going with him
or how long tho vacation would last. He de
sired to be entirely free from nil care for an
IS CAPT. M'ATOY XO BR IXSVKCIOnt
Nobody Competloft Two Old Ward Men
Decide Not to Oo on Patrol,
The excitement following the big shake-up
of tho police Captains hns about quieted down.
A new rumor, started yesterday, that all or
nearly all of the roundsmen promoted by Com
missioner Voorhls wore to bo reduced to tho
ranks was denied by Commissioners McClave
and Sheelian and by Superintendent Byrnes.
There aro 173 roundsmen In the department
Forty-threo of them wero mado roundsmen by
It looks now as if Cnpt. McAvoy had boon
selected to till tho vacant Inspectorship. His
Is tho only application that has been received
by the Boardi and In thonbionce of eompetl
tors the Police Hoard must appoint him If ho
can pass thelreqlilslto examination, Lant
Cross of the Eldrldge streot station told Chief
Clerk KIpp that ho lutendod competing for the
prize, but his application for permission to do
so has not reaofiorl Headquarters ns yot.
Patrolman Michael F. Hhelley. who was
transferred in tho recent shake-up from
special duty In East Fifty-first street to patrol
duty In Fifth street, und Michael Utssert
special duty man in Fifth t troet, who was sent
to patrol duty on Dolancoy street, fllod their
applications yeBterday for retirement on half
pay. Hhelley has been a policeman slncol8U7.
nndn special duty man nco 1884. Dissert
was appointed in 1808. Ho has worn plain
elothos since 1884.
Blew the Top of Ilia Head Ob.
Kkwduikiic. April '5.-Edwurd Cosman, nged
3," years, committed sulcidu this morning at
Middlo Hopo, jiibt north of this city. He usod
an old shotgun, pointed it nt his fuco. nnd
blow the top of nia hend off. Cosman beenmo
llisano last fall over the Idea that his farm was
not producing ah much as it should, lio was
put In Mlddletown Asylum, and returned home
two weeks ugo much butter. Ho was woll to
do. and leaves a widow and two children.
itota Sleere a Hplnatcr Again,
The marrligo performed htwen Hot Meeri, the
barebucl rider, and llarrey I.. Watkini, by Hie Her. W,
C. Snodiran, In Jeriey City latt January, haa been an
nulled brjuntlce Truax of Ibe Supreme Court on lb
(trnuud tbat Watkina uae already married to Anna u.
McUann. Both women leitlUed a-a!utbJm. lie did
Hard to Bali Aro Those That Find Not
vbat ! desired in ruroHnre st mot's, 108 Writ lttn
HAS BRADLEY BACKED OUT?
A STIR IK ASDVHT VAItK BX BIB TAIL.
CUE XO SELL TUB BEACU.
after nia Otr to Hell the Ocean Front a
Law mi Paaeed to Ennbe the Town to
Dnr-Now Hradlejr la Not Eager to Hell.
Tho conduct of Baron Bradloy ot Asbury
Park Is greatly puzzling the people of that
place. They do not precisely nccuso him of
fooling thorn, but only say that what he has
dono during the winter would took that way
"to a man up a troo." Ho offered to sell to the
town his vntuable beach rights on the ocean
front nnd on tho inland lakes, nnd whon they
wero all roady to mako tho purchase Mr. Brad
loy was llko the flea upon which tho Irishman
put his finger ho was not thoro. Tho
story ot James A. Bradloy's relation
ship to Asbury Park is too woll known
to need telling nt lencth. Tho origi
nal ownor ot tho land, ho turnod it
Into a town slto and managod It with exceed
ing shrcwdnoss both for himBolt nnd the peo
ple. Ho has boon ablo to keep tho mostvnlu
ublo land, that which was bound to bo the
hlehost priced when a town should bo built
behind nnd around It. A whole strip n block
In width alone tho ocean front Is still In his
name, and sovoral blocks nround oach of tho
ornamental lakes ho rotains, the town having
boen built upon tho less attractive sites away
from theso waters. No ono can lookntOccan
Grove, tho next-door neighbor to tho park,
without rocognlztng Mr. Bradley's shrewdness,
for whoreas that place was laid out with nar
row lanes nnd sold ln very small lots. Bradley's
town was planned with broad uvonuos, all
widening at tho ocean front, and with building
sites never smaller than W) by 1K0 foot.
Bradley's rofusal todoodn bltof land with
out a prohibitory liquor clause ln tho deed, his
esplonaco over the bathers nnd the slzo and
stylo of their bathing suits, his signs Inform
ing visitors of tho proper hour for quitting tho
beach nt nlcht. nf how to behave on tho Minds,
mid ot the fact that modesty i us essential to
women In a buthlnc druss as in a silk gown,
wore all approved bv tho mie-s of tho residents
of the Park because it was seen thnt they ad
vertised tho place trenioiidoutly. .Moroovor. It
was perceived to boil aluublo kind of ndver
Using beoause It spread the idea that women
and children would find it n strictly governed,
orderly reort. Whether Mr. Lrndley did all
theso things In the general Interest of morality
or for their advertising value, no one but ho
can say. Tho people who bought land there
did not care. They barked him up because ot
tlio advorttsinc that followed.
About throe years nco Mr. nrnuloy began to
talk nf his doslro to part with his beach nnd
board walk. Ho 1ms u broad, strong board
walk a mile lone, from Great Pond, or Deal
Lake, to Wesley Lake, which dlvldos Asbury
Park from Ocean Grove. Along this board
walk, which Is frequented by as many us
40.000 persons nt u limn in the season, ho
established a number of bnthlng housos with
a tariff as high ns uuy on tho Atlantic co.it.
Ho ulso built two-story open air structures for
people to sit In and watch tho bathers and tho
ocean, and in theso lie leased privileges to
vendors of candy, soda water, and tho usual
knick-knncks on sale in such places. He
broucht n band of musio every sum
mer to play in olio of theso lonllng
places but as the lint is passed urnund
every summer for money lor the band
tho oxponso of It was not as great as it mlelit
bo. On tho other hand, tho board walk was
maintained at a voiy groat expense. Tho
wintor storms bnttored creat reachos of It to
pieces ovory year, and tho sea kopt advancing
upon its lino of piling. Every yenrthousnnds
of dollars wore required to put it In order for
the summer visitors. It could have been run
nt a protlt if it was crowded vv ith booths, goat
wagons, donkeys, sausage stalls, ami merry-go-rounds,
such as aro provided for Philadel
phia's overflow at Capo May and Atlantln City,
but Mr. Bradley vvlsoiy refrained from cheap
ening his town in that way. But ho announced
that he wanted to sell it.
Every ono believed him to be in earnest. All
thought they could sen good reasons why ho
should waut to sell. Ho is tlio baron of tho
beach, hut the town bus a government of Its
own and his power is vveakeninc continually.
There Is some opposition to him among the
officials, ond ho is only one mnn among tnnny
Instead of over many, as ho was utllrst. His
health was reported to be poor, and this also
strengthened tho theory thut when ho said ho
wouldsell lio was ln earnest Ho even nninod
his price after n while, putting tho beach,
board walk, and shores ot the lakes ln a lump
at f 150,000. The llgurc mado such a barcain
that any ono of a .score of men in the town
would havo been clad to raise tho money nnd
buy the land, but Bradley's offer was only to
the town corporation. It was uocossary to got
a bill through tho Legislature to enable tho
town to borrow nnd spend tho money. Mr.
John Hawkins drafted a bill framed to permit
towns to raise money for tho purchase of
parks. It was passed rocontly. out only
through the tireloss work of tho leading
townsfolk and tho local Assemblyman.
Then thoso who saw Mr. Bradley imagined
that ho seemed no longer very anxious to
make good his offer to sell. He found fault
with tho law that had boon enacted. Ho said
it wasdancoroiiitocive towns tho richt to
spend nnd go in debt for largo sums of money.
Later still he said that ho had sold rights un
der water on Great Pond to two purchasers of
land on tho lake front Ho was Informed that
tho tnvvn cared very llttlo ubout tho lake
richts. What it wanted was the beach and
boardwalk. To this Jlr. Bradley replied that
the town must seeure tho riparian richts on
Great Pond from the men he hud sold to. us ho
desired to turnover tho entiro water richts In
toto. It struck tho officials us very queer that
thoy, tho purchasers, should have to go to
tho trouble of perfecting titles. That is
usually the buslnoxs of the vender, and thoy
said so. Mr. Bradley held to his position, how
evor. Finally the nlcht camo when tho Com
missioners wore to moot to finally agree upon
the purchase of the property, and Bradley and
nil the othciB received notice All came to the
meeting except Mr. Brudley. He was known
to be in town, but kopt away from tho moettng.
Thus tho caso stands to-dny. The towns
peoplo naturally imagine thnt ho does not
want to sell out and that ho never was in
earnest about it It is n big bargain for
the town nnd tho officials aro anxious to closo
it, hut thoro is no way to force Mr. Bradley to
soil, nnd so they aro doing nothing but waiting
SI Ell s Tonvri uxo wl Toy.
The Bride' Father Clrra a Dinner Party
it Ilia Home In Brooklyn.
Mr. Edwin Franklin Knowlton cavo a dlnnor
party at his residonco, 201 Columbia Holchts.
Brooklyn, last night In honor of tho approach
ing mnrriago of his daughter, Miss Mary
Knowlton, to Count Johannes von Francken
Blorstorpff of Berlin. Mr. Knowlton's guosts.
to tho number ot twenty, sat at n long tublo.
which was handsomely decked with a largo
centro ptoco of Catharine Mormet rosos, Thero
weroclusturs ot American Bouuty rosos and
smilax placod nbout tho drawing room,
dining room, nnd tlio library. Thero
weio present, besides the host. Miss
Knowlton, Count Bierstorpff, and Mmo. do
Moll, who has beon Miss Knowlton's
chaperon Unco her return from Europo last
fall; Miss Edith Kip. Miss Daisy Pierson. Miss
Brnokmnn. Miss Kittlo Cnmoron, Miss Eliza
beth Hay Debifleld, Miss Pientlco. Mrs. Elliot
Roosevelt. Miss Lisa Knowlton, Miss Batch
elor. Count Addelbort KiorstorplT, who has
juat arrived from Berlin to attend his brother
as best man: Baron lloese, military attache nf
the German Legation: Buron Moutzonbecher
and llerr A. Muuu. ulso ot tho German Lo
cution: Mr. 1 roderick Crosby und Mr. Maurice
do Maury, who havo beon chosen to sorvo as
ushers at the wedding, and Mr. John T. Walu
wrlghr. Tho marriage of Miss Knowlton nnd Count
Blorstorpff will tako placo at l'-'iUO o'clock to
morrow afternoon in tho druvvlng room at tho
bride s father's home. Tho bridegroom, who
l Hrst Lloutenant In tho Hecond Dragoon
Regiment nf the Guards, popularly known ns
the "Corn Flower Regiment." will bo In full
uulfoiin. Archbishop Corrican was asked by
the bridocroom. who Is a Catholic, to perform
tlio muniago ceromony, but. owing to pre
vious engagements, he was compelled to
decline. Tho Rev. Thomas V. Ward of tho
Jhurchof Kt llorromoo, Brooklyn, will officiate.
The Mossing will bo pronounced by tho Hor.
Dr. ChurloK H. Hull of Trinity Episco
pal Church, in whioh church tho brldo has
been in the habit of attending worship.
Thero will bo no bridosmuids und no ninld of
honor. Miss Knowlton will vvoar n gown ot
vvhlto fatln nnd point laee which sho pur
chased nt tho last Paris Exhibition. Her lace
veil will bo fastened with orange blossoms
and several jowellod pins, and sho will wear a
necklace of pearls, a present fiom tho bride
groom, Hho will carry a bouquet of myrtle
and crauge blossoms presonted by Count
hlorstorpff's regiment, of which Prlnco Reuss
is Colonel. From tho bouquet will be stream
ers of rod and bluu ribbons, the regimental
Count Slerstorpff has presented his ushers
with exquisite gold match boxes marked with
Ills crest nnd their initials. A breakfast and
large roceptlon will follow tho ceromony. The
Count nnd his brldo will pass a fortnight In tho
Houth. und boforo loaving, about the middle of
May. for their homo in Berlin, where tho young
man's regiment Is stationed, will be tlio guests
of Mr. Knowlton In Brooklyn. The wedding
presents, of which there aro several hundred,
will not be shown to-morrow.
No other railroad In th world approaches the New
York Central in tbe epecd Dd comfort of lie tralne.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
VASAMAKEn O.V THE STAXD.
De Hayn Hooaevell'a Report on Ihe Haiti,
more Post Ofllre Did an Injustice.
Washington. April 2.".-I'ostmnster-aencral
Wnnnmnkor to-dny appeared bofni o tho House
Committee on lloform In tho Civil Borvico to
furnish Information ns to whether any of tho
twenty-five Baltimore Post Office employees
charged with violations ot tho civil sorvlco
rules wero still In office, and it they hod been
proceeded against ln tho courts. Chairman
Andrew of tho committee snld that tho Civil
Service Commission mado u report to tho
President ln which it assorted that in March
and April of lust yenr thoy found twonty-flvo
employees of tho Baltlraoro Post Offlco guilty
of violating the Civil Bervico law, twenty-one
of whom were under the Post Office Depart
ment. The violation wns u mlsdomeanor.
liable to ponalty, and, undor the law. the of
fenders must bo removed from olflco. Tho
Commission rccommonded tho illschargo ot
these men. Tho House on April Hi votod upon
tho report, which contained tho recommenda
tion ot the Civil Sorvtce Commission nnd tlio
evidenco of tho employees, and he asked
whether thoso who hud been charged with
violation of tho law wero still In office, nnd if
any had been prococded ugnlnst In the courts.
Postmnstor-Gencrnl Wanamaker replied
that all tho men wero in tho employ ottho
Government, nnd nono or them had been in
dicted. Tho reasons ho would ho glad to
btatetotho committee. Ho said that he re
ceived n copy of the report, nnd immediately
after that tho Postmaster at Baltimore called
on him and protested acalust tile manner in
which the investigation wus made a star
Aftor listening to tho I'ostmnster. con
tinued tho Postmaster-General. "I believed
nil Injustlco had been dono tho men nnd
ordered an investigation made. Chief Post
Olllce Inspector Avhoolor und ex-Chief Post
Olllco Inspector Sharp of Tonnosseo miulo
tho Investigation u public matter and sought
ln every way to learn the truth. Thoy made n
report to the department that tlio taets did
not justify tho dismissal nf the twenty-oiio
mon or any ono of them. From conversation
with the two inspectors I hail reason to think
thnt, while some ot the men might be tech
nically ln fault, thero was nothing to justify
their dismissal. The basis nf tho charges
nas In aiding tho oloctlons. which wore
neither city, State nor national, but a Conven
tion to mako rulos for tho Itepuhlic.m jinrty.
1 think that tho men were fortillnd by tho
opinion of tho Assistant Attorney-General of
the department nnd other uutlioiities. and. ns
fur ns I could seo, they wero poor men. sol
diers, and sons of soldiers, and ull declnred
thoy did not Intend to violate the Civil Service
law. Somoof tho mon belonged to u club anil
simply paid their duos. Inmost of tlio easos
tho men wero Innocent if not in ull of them,
und they wero sulllciently punlshod by tho
chargos and the investigation."
Various questions wero asked by members
of the committee and satisfactorily answered
by tlio Postmuster-General. He suld thut it
was not his duty to make discharges amunc
tho employees of the different Post Oflieos
throughout tho country, but he could dismiss
the Postmaster. In this instance Mr. Johu
Min. tho Postmaster ot Baltimore, had been
reprimanded for allowing such a state of af
fairs to prevail in his ofllre.
Mr. Boutnor nsked of what use was tho Civ II
Service Commission it tho heads of depart
ments had authority toco behind Its reports
and direct an investigation.
Mr. Wanamakor replied that this was the
first Intimation given him that the Civil Boi
vico Commission had control of tho depart
ments, independent of ttie hends ot such
departments, and could step In and
order dismissals at its own swoot will.
He concluded by saving that ho had to bollevn
the testimony taken hy his Inspectors, and
they had declared that thoro had been no v lo
Tho commiltco adjourned until Monday
noxt. when thoy will hour .Secretary Foster and
Aitornoy-Geuoral Miller ln regard to the four
men employed in their respectlvo depart
ments, who are included in the charges.
CniSESK 1MMIC1 It AIlOS.
The Henate Pi hy a Vole or til to 14
It Substllule for the Home Kill.
WabiHxoton-, April 2.1. Tho Chinese ques
tion was dobnted in tho Senate to-day until 4
P. M.. when a voto was taken on the question
of substituting tho Sonnto bill, which con
tinues in forco for ten years tho present re
strictions against Chinese immigration, for
tho Geary House bill, which absolutely pro
hibits Chinese from coming to this country.
Tho voto stood: Yoas. 4:1; nnys. 14, as follows:
Veaa-AhUon. Bate. Berry. Brlce, Butler. Call. Tare)-,
CArltsle, Cocbrell. Coke Colquitt, Cuttom. Pawn,
Dixon, Frye, Gorman, Gray. Uaaebrougli, JUggins, till.
cock, Jones (Ark.), Kjlr. MeMIUIn. .Mcl'benon, Man
dereon, Morgan, Paddock, Palmer. 1'efW. 1'erkln.
Pettlirrow. l'latt. l'roctor, Putrli, Itansom, Sawyer,
Sherman, squire, biockbrldge. Vest, Vilas, Walt ball,
and Washburn X
Nays Allen, BloJseti, Chandler. Daniel, Dubois,
Fclton, Jones (Ner.), Mitchell, rianders, Shoup, Stew
art. Te ler. Vt arren. and Wilson 14.
Mr. Piatt of Connecticut then moved thnt the
Scott Inclusion Law of 1888 should not be
among tho laws continuod In forco.
Mr. Sherman snld that while the Scott law
was. in his opinion, ono ot the most vicious
laws that ovor passed, and. while ho believed
It was n more political arrangement between
two political parties to try to iniluence the
voto on tho i'ucillo coast, ho thought It better,
under tho circumstances, to let tho law of 18HH
stand until Congress, in n moro deliberate
way, could regulate the mutter, or until tho
Lxecutlve Depurtment could do bo by troaty.
Mr. Piatt's amendment was voted down by
8 to 4fi, so tho hcottact wns allowed to stund.
Mr. Felton of California offerod nn amend
ment providing an elaborate system of reels
t ration for Cinnamon, nnd making an appro
priation nf iMiHi.uiKiiorino appointment or ad
ditional Deputy Collectors to carry tho law
intoolloct. The amendment was lost and the
bill was passed as reported by tho Senate
Committee on Foreign Itolatlons, and was sent
intoeonforeneo with tho House. Tho follow
ing Is tho text of tho bill ;
That all laws now In forco prohibiting and regulatlnir
tbo coining into lhn country ot Chinese persons and
nersuns of flilneo descent are hereby conltnued In
(orce tor a period of tin years rroiu tho passagu ot this
Srcrio 2. That any Chinese person or person of Chi
nese descent coniicieu and adludged under any of said
laws to b not lawfully entitled to beer remain ln the
fulled Stat", shall bo removed from the United Mates
to China, unless he or tbey shall make It appear to Ibe
Justloe. Judge, or Commissioner before whom lie or
they aro tried, that he or they are subjects or cluiene
nt some other country, In uhli-li case lie or tbey shall
liereiwuedtrom thu I ntted Males to such rouiury.
Provided, ihit In any caso where such ntberrountry of
which sui liCliliiesa person shall claim to be a cltlsea
or subject shall demand iiuy tax as a eondulon of ih
reinov al of uch person to tbat country, be or she shall
be reino ed to China
Me. u. Tbat any i lilneso person or person of Chinese
descent arrested under the provisions of this art shall
be adjudged to be unlawfully within tho United States,
unless such pi rson shall establish, br affirmative proof,
to tbe satlsfuciiini of such Justice. Judge, or Commis
sioner his irul right lo remain in the Inlted States.
hso 4. That any sinn I nines; person or person of
Chinese descent once convicted und adjudged to l,a
not lawfully entitled to be or remain In the United
Slates, and bin Ing been unra removed from the United
Slates In pursuance of auih conviction, who shall be
subsequently cum Icted for a like offense, shall bo lue
lirisoued at Hard labor tor a period or nut exceeding
six months, nnd thereafter removed rromthe fultej
btatei i is Willi before provided.
Blaine hun Morse Won't Hun Again.
Boston-, April -'"'.-Congrossman Rising Hun
Morse has sent a lotter to his constituents an
nouncing his withdrawal from the field for
f urthor Congressional honors. Ho has found
tho malatlal conditions ot Washington too
wcnrlnc upon his constitution, and ho pro
poses to get out.
Tho announcement will Interest ex-Gov.
Ames ospoolully. If the latter had not tried to
ride free trade and protection nt tho same
timoho would have boeu the "logical succes
sor" of Morse.
Whs Baby was atox, we rare hsr Carton,
When the was a Child, she oris far Oaatoria.
When ah became alias, she aloof U Oatsterta,
Vaen she had Children, she gars than Carters,
It IS iril'E DEAD OX XII E ELOOIt,
Anil Cunningham Fonnd Drinking In a Near
by ISalonn Ue la I-oeUed Up,
John Cunningham, ownor of tho tonemont
lnthe roar ot i'2'.i East Twolfth street, told Of
llcer Vorrmnn last nlcht that thoro must be
something wrong in tho opartmonts of ono of
his tenants, Phillip Cunningham, a carpenter,
who lived on tho second floor. John and Philip
are not rolntcd.
Tho neighbors had not soen tho Cunning
hams Binco Saturday night. Tho Molsner
family, who live undornoath the Cun
ninghams, said they heard loud tall: and u
scuffle, followed by a hoavy fall, about 0
o'clock on Sunday night.
Officer Vorrmon accompanied Cunningham
Into the house, nnd they found Mrs. Cunning
ham dend on the floor. Tho body lay faco
downward by the window, tho lower halt under
There was a pool of blood nround tho hoad.
On the floor u fow foot away was the base of a
glass lamp. Fragments of tho bowl wero on
the table. Thu face looked as It it had been
Tlio woman's husband was found drinking
in Ired lluhn's saloon. 4118 Must Thirteenth
streot. lie expressed surpriio lit his wife's
death, mid said ho know uothingof It. He was
locked ti) in tlioiirth streot station.
Capt. Dohnrty questioned Cunningham, who
snld thnt at 1 o'clock on Sunday ho left his
wlto allvo und drunk. He could tiot
tell whore ho had spent tho time
from 1 n clock on Sunday afternoon
until his arrost. Ho asked dipt Doherty what
dav of tho woek It was. On being told that it
was Monday ho appoared aFtonisFiod.
The cause of tho woman's deuth will have to
bo determined by tin autopsy, which will bo
made to-day. Mrs. Cunningham was vory
dissipated, and. the pollco say. hnd boenur
rested times without number for drunkenness
JIAKR1SOX AHEAD IX BALTIMORE
A Close Ilattlei Between the Ina and the
Onta-Titctlca of theFlRht.
BtLTiMOBE. April 25. The Republicans had
thoir prlmarios hero this nltornoon. It wns a
fight ot the outs and tho Ins. and the result is
n partial victory for tho Harrison faction, led
by Postmaster Johnson and United States
Thoy carried two of three Legislative dis
tricts and split oven on tho two Congroslonnl
districts. This was the first primary election
undor tho now law recently passed legaliz
ing primaries, but that fact did not pre
vent crooked work. Tho outs or Alrey
mon worked llko beavers to knock
out tlio administration crowd. Ono of their
judges was so earnest In his efforts to win that
ho was arrested ou tho ohareo of falsifying the
registration books. He was pulled through
the window and sont to the station house.
Hiram Watty, the king of the black contin
gent, did the best work of tho dny. With tho
window against hi in ho won his flcht. lie
corralled nbout 150 dorklos. housed them
over nlcht, and this morning ut 0
o'clock " hunc " them at the jpolls.
tho lino extending nearly a squuro. Thero
they stood until 4 o'clock this afternoon, when
the polls wero openod. being suppllod with
water, sandwiches, and tobacco throughout
tho day. In other sections thero were lights,
and in somo places the judges refusod to sign
ants, Bvnss xot biurdeked.
She Turna l'p Safe and ttoan and Der line
band la Set Frees.
Mrs. Annie Burns, who was supposed to be
nt tho bottom of Gowanus Creek. Brooklyn,
and for whose drowning her husband, Jamos
Burns, was arrosted In Jersey City last Thurs
day, appeared alivo and well In Justice O'Don
ncll's court p Jersey City yestordny morning.
William K. Shope. hor brothor-ln-lnw. who
caused Burns's arrost, identified Mrs. Burns.
and tho caso was thrown out of court.
Mrs. Burns said her husband had boen
drunk for sovoral dnys. nnd two weeks ago he
becamo bo violent that she left him and went
to lier brother, Benjamin F. Jtupright, In
Philadelphia. Hho saw tho accounts of her
supposed drowning ln tlio papers, and tele
graphed to Superintendent of Police brnlth on
haturday. Sho and hor hrothor arrived in
Jorsey City on Sunday night.
Burns has boon in tho Jersey City Hospital
with an attack of tho delirium trsmens since
his nrrost. nnd his wlfo started forthc hospital
as soon as hho was allowed to leave the court.
The canal boat Annie Burns, from which Mrs.
Burns was supposed to have beon drowned, Is
still lying at Soutli Cove. Jorsoy City, whero it
was taken by Shopo some days beforo
Burns's arrest. Tho bank book for 1.300. de
posited by Burns in a New York bnnk, which
it was supposed Mrs. Burns had taken, has
beon found to besnfo in tho possession of Capt.
John Forrin of the canal boat MurcarotFerrin,
lying ln Gowanus Cruek.
OOOD rAFE3IEXTS EOR EAST SIDE11S.
These Are tbe Ktreeta Which it la Fro.
poaed to Pave Neat With Ailiul.
Tho Illness of Presidont Barker of the Tax
Departmont provented a moetine of tho Board
of Estimate yesterday. The Board will en
deavor to meet on Thursday and pass on this
list of streets which Publlo Works Commis
sioner Gilroy wishes to repave with asphalt:
lltvislon street, from Catharine street to I'lke street.
Christie street, from Pliision street To Grand street.
Korsylb street, from Iilvlsion stri'et to (Irani! street.
Attorney audWIIIett streits. rroia Broome street to
Iloustuu street. ,
Cherry street, from r.oosevelt street to Catharine
Mi'liig and Domlulck streets, from Hudson street to
becoud street, from the Bowery t Avenue A,
Tenth street, from First a enue to Avenue A,
Thirty seventh striet, from First avenue to Third
Thirlj-elghtb street, from Park avenue to Lexington
a v v n u "
One Hundred and Twenty-third street, from Lenox
aiiaue to rieveiilunienue.
M-i oud avenue, rroiu Houston street to Twenty-second
Twenty-second street, from Second avenue to Third
Nearly all ot those streots nr on the popu
lous east side, nnd their seleotlou Is ln line
with the Mnyor's wishes that asphalt bo laid
hero because he thinks the result will bo an
Improvement in tho sanitary condition ot the
SUSDAY LAW IX THE PARK.
Eleven I.ltllo Ioacnsje Pedillera Arrested
An Italian with a 111- Ue-volveo,
The Central Park lozonco Industry rocolvod
a sevoro setback on Sundny. Orders had boon
glvon that tho small boys, mostly Russian He
brows from the east sldo. who sell lozoucos.
and now nnd thon pick a pockot. should be ar
rosted. Tho cray coats followod Instructions
nnd arrostod cloven boys, nearly all undor six
teen. Thoy woro arraigned in the Yorkville
Pollco Court yestordny.
Louis Sevatchmnn. thirteen years old, ot 00
Bldgo stroet, spoko for tho crowd. Ho said he
was tho oldest in a family of soyou children.
Ho had gono to school when he was four yoars
old nnd had stayed there for eight years.
Justlco ltyun reprimuuded tho boys and let
t,Vhlfe'Mrs. r. W. I'lacnr of j!U Ouincy
stroot. Brooklyn, was strolling through tho
monacorlo ln, Central Park on Sunday aftor
noon.lior pockothook with lfi ln it was stolen,
bhe pointed out CururiU Natonl as tho thief,
nnd he was arrosted. Ho had u loaded 44
callbro revolver. lie was held for currying
concealed weapons, and his examination for
larceny was sutforto-monow,
YJbuC Malt Kxtraet,
1 nffisaM-aawTY IT tien tit lied m s Tonlo
I cttlf X J .Nutritive (or impair oil
jf la-vf5j A 1 JHo;r.loti, fur tb
I AB. ( Wrulc and d e bill U ted.
SUVnmWW 'or Hotberi while
faKfVr5QigJ,i IMiimlnK and during
U Jr ii . ii Convjlecence !
war of .miutloni, Th genaln tui the alrnaturt of
- J0I1ANN UOKK" oo tb neck of orery tottlY
EISNER & MENDELSON CO..
Bole Aaeete and Importera or atlaeral
Barclay ML. New York.
PASTOR POTTER PAYS TOE MEAT BILL.
Eleven Per Cent, or ror Caeh After a Little
Bit ol a, JLawanlt.
Tns Bux related tho other day thnt Isaao
Itolnholmor. a butcher at 173 Avonuo A. hnd
brought stilt against tho Tabernacle Baptist
Church, In Hocond avenue, near Tenth strest,
tor $73.03. tho amount of a bill for meat deliv
ered ln April. IWll, nt a homo for.frlondless
girls at 'J25 Last Llovonth streot. Tho Kov.
Danlol C. Potter, tho pastor of the church, had
obtained n prloo list nnd ordered tho meat,
and tho butchor thoucht tho church corpora
tion was responsible. Tho caso was on trial
ln tho Fourth District Court yosterday.
rSTho first witness was Isoao J. lllllcr. a red
facod, big-handed young man who works tor
Butcher Itolnholmor. Ho said thnt Mr. Potter,
throucli Miss ltoth, tho matron of the home,
hnd ordcrod moat, nnd then Miss Roth com
plained ot Its quality nnd demanded better
meat oven It she had to pay moro for it. The
butchor promptly sont hotter moat, and ot
courso It cost more. Two bills wero sent to
tholtov. Mr. Potter, ono alter tho other. He
refused to pny them, charaotorbed the whole
transaction ns " a Hebrew plcco of busi
ness." and declared he'd "rather go to law
about It fifty tlmos than bo swlndlod byuJow
The Hoy. Mr. Potter thon took tho witness
stand nnd nddressed himself to tho Court.
'your Honor." lie said, "this Isn porsonal
affAlr of initio. Tho church hasn't anything
to do with It. Thn plulntilT. your Honor. Is
simply trying to make a eao out of newspaper
talk. Why (turning to I-nwyor Hoffinun). you
don t know what you're talking nbout. You'vo
been fooled by newspaper gabble. I wanted to
pay you from tho start."
1-avvyor HulTninn VVhv, every timo we went
to the doctor's residence, when, ns wo after
ward Icarneil, ho vras up stairs, thoy told us at
the donr that he wus in Connecticut. We
called thorn thirteen times without cetttng
nnyihlng. It makes no difference to us where
the money comes from.
Mr. Potter Your Honor, will you let me mako
a brlof statement r The llrst nolnt Is that my
letters written under the church's letter heads
woro all written after the transaction. The
second point Is. ln ovory ono of thoso letters I
offered to sottle the bill.
Lawyer Hoffman (sotto voce) Yos, with long
.Mr. Potter I nover snld that In my life. If
you my thut you say what is not true.
Justlco Meckler succestod n settlement out
ofeourt. Thoiesllltwas that Mr. Potter pnid
. for tho meat, and tho butchor callod It
JJOII'.VS TELLS 11IS STORY.
II rroducee an Affidavit to Show Evldeaea
ofa C'oneplrucy Agatnat lllsa.
BrjsTON-. April 2,"i. The Hev. W. W. Downs,
his elosoly curlod locks tinged with gray, hut
as jaunty and smiling as over, was on tho
stand In tho Hocond Sosslon Superior Court
room this morning ns tho chlof witness
and plaintiff in tho suit which, ho says will
rovoal tho wholo story of the Bowdotn Square
Church trouble. Tho principal testimony to
day was rocnrdlng tho alleced plot to
fasten upon him tlio pntornlty of Alice
Xopton's child. Miss Norton received about
ili.OOO for her unrt of the conspiracy.
accordinc to a confosslnn which Parson
Downs introduced ns evidenco to-dny. In
hupport ot thnt confession bhe gave the in
jured pastor several papers vvhleh implicated
Dr. -Noyos. a phvsiciun. In his testimony
"Tho uu and substance of her story was
that the lit -.t person who hnd mado the propo
sition was hor physician. lr. Jnoyes. who told
hor that ho represented Mrs. Watson und tho
other defendants and would pay her u largo
sum uf money II sho would llx the crime on
After a while she acrend to. Sho had somo
slips of pupor contuinlng tho evidence,
nil written out. winch sho wns to
give. Dr. Noyes, she said, presented the
subject from timo to time, sometimes
in her own house, sometimes In his office.
She gave mo some of tho papers ut this and
other time, bhe said sho hud a bill at hor
house which would serve to identify tho
writing at his.
Tho result of it all was that before tho Grand
Jury of tho county sho swore that I was the
father of tho child. She owned to mo that she
was to receive throngh Dr. Noyes from others
$5,K)U or S-C.OOO. to be paid in a lump as soon
as I was cot snfely out of the Way. '
" 1 vlsltod Dr. Koyes at his office and con
fronted him witli the documontnl evidenco. I
said: "What u scoundrel you nrel Yon huvo In
duced this plrl to commit this crimo. I am
willing to break your head right here.' He
turned white und cowered in his chair, but he
did not deny ono thing."
lreeldeut Roberta on tbe Coal Hltnatlon.
rHiLAPEiniiA. April 25. Presidont Roberts
wns interviewed to-day concerning the recont
cut in coal rates, nnd future plans and Interest
of tho Pennsylvania Railroad Company. He
"The Pennsylvania Rallrond Company only
reduced its rate on coal to that rhargnd by Its
competitors-. Tho other linos having estab
lished the rate at 4(1 per cent, of tho selling
pricoat tidewater by pilvato contracts with
tho operators, the Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany bud tn i stablish tho sniiio rate as
its rompetllors if it wished tn carry any
nf thn anthracite coal. This we did. In meet
ing tho rate ehntged by other railroad com
panies wo did not mean to antagonize or harm
anybody, but morcly to protect our own in
terests, "The general outlook points to lower rates.
Thn netion ol the lake und rail lines In es
tnblishlnc ii very low ruto has precipitated a
llcht between thorn nnd thu all-rail linos, and
It tho all-rail rouds want nny nt the business
thoy must ostabliHh u very low rato.
A lluel Over is jsnroneae.
B RKni.iN. April 'Jo. Capt Usodom, an ofllcer
of tho Ziothon Hussars, has of late shown
mnrked attention to a well-known beauty, tlio
Baroness von Seldowitz. wlfo of a rich Slloslan
landowner. The Ilnron was for somo time ig
norant of the talk coingon in soeiety about
the nfTair. When ho llrst hoard of ft ho
fromptly challonced tbo too callant officer,
'reparations were quietly made, and n duel
was fought with pistols on Saturday morning
in the crounilH of Castlo I'aulsbroun in tho
Uninewaldo. The Rarou was wounded tn tho
chest, how seriously is not known, for every
effort has been mado to hush up the affair. It
is known, however, that iniinmliately after the
duel Buron von Seldowitz departed for Nioe
accompanied by his wlfo.
Ruling;" of the Comnilaslonera Ianorad.
Austin, Tox April 1!5 The Railroad Com
mission has sovoral letters from San Antonio
wool merchants complaininc that the South
ern Pacillo Railroad Is charclnc thorn tho
same rates on wool shipments as last year
despite tho tariff llxod by tho Commission.
The complaints havo urnmedy under tho law
for damages nnd a ponalty against the road of
from 12j to&rrUO, and tho Mate has the ro
coutso of a penalty of from $1,000 to $5,000.
Tho action ot tho railroad in tho faco of such
penalties would seem to indicate a disposition
to tost tho matter judlcally. The Commission
has not yot indicated what action it will take
in the promises.
Tbe Speedway Brpenl BUI (signed.
Ai.uany. April 25. The Governor has signed
tho following bills:
Chup. 300-MnklDg April 20. the event ot
tho laying of tho TJraut Monument corner
stone, u legal holiday in Westchester, how
York, and Klncs.
Chup. 370 The Spoodway Ropeal bill.
Mr, Huntington Cannot I-lve.
Dnr-sPEN. April 23.-Mr. John Huntlneton of
Clovoland has recontly been removod to the
private hospital of Dr. Klotz. 20 Kaltzerstrasse.
Dresden, whoro he is bolng nursed by Mrs.
Huntington and Mrs. Morgan. The physlcluns
sny that his case Is hopeless, and his deuth Is
expected at any time.
Tti British stilp Imbtrhorns. which arrived jrsttr
Cay from Brazilian ports, lost lier stawaril and oils sa.
man liyelluw faisr on Ibevojave. KlKhl more ssa
rornttro sirlckeu after the ship left Bio. hut all rs-Luteruil,
AafYTFn'O POBITIVCIV CURCD BY
Li A II I tKaS Thcse Little Pats.
j I 1 W Thejr ajjo reue.0 Dta.
Bp ITTLE tTts 'rom By!!'1! u
laasr ! aaf P D dlgertlon.andToo Hearty
H I'ffXK Eating. A perfect remedy
H DM! US I tor D'"lnes Nausea,
V'T faaaT T Drowsiness, Bad Taste In
jjBmM the Mouth, Coated Ton-
l, g". Pain In the Side.
They regulate the Bowels and prevent Constipa
tion. Ace free from all crude and Irritating
matter. Very small; easy to take; no pain; no
griping, purely Vegetable. Sugar Coated,
MAU. Pill. SkUM. D3BC. SMALL PMICC.
Beware of Imitations and
Ask for CARTER'S and sea 70a !
ITEMS OF NEWS.
Cbmmunlraftona from rttrlotn Quarter Vjjf J J,
Ptrtonef Frm(nente. 1
I suffered for a long time from nervous proa. 1
trntlon. Indeed tlio EtrtiauttUni of Xrrv Poto- I
re IP'oe So Oreat I bocame almost Wf)lV, ;J
Even Spmhtrim, at times. Sovoral doctor 'j' .
wero consulted and several modlclnes wero '
tried, but without relief. Learning of the Croat '
efficacy of Dr, Oroene's Norvura 1 bcann Its i
use, with almost I mraodlato boneflt-nnd under a'
Its continued use for two or throo months I jj'1
becamo strong nnd woll. ( !
M118. KLIZA B. MoFABLAND. b
1,707 X. Oth St., Philadelphia, To. ,
JJVre fs Aemrthlrigr for Tott. a' r
Dr. Groene's Xorvuro cured mo of that tired. fj I
lnneuld feoellnc nnd oxtromo nervousness, I S 8
took mcdlclno from sovoral doctors and got (j i
no relief. I novor saw such a wonderful mod U
iclne as this: it cured me completely. in;). J
sins. e. v. mews, , , IB j :
17S Gth nv.. New York CUr. v j ; 1 .
J'eepfe Oiifiril to Know Thld. .'Jd I
I wns so weak I could not ralso myself In bed. ,'--f '" ,
nnd doctors said I could bo no bettor. Hear- , I;
Ing ot Dr. Orenno's Xervura, I commenced " ! ; !
taking It, and ina wook I began to feel better. ' .-,' fi
I am now ablo to wnlk and rldo out, havo . :S J
gained 40 pounds In wolcht, so that I consider f '!
that Dr. Groene's Norvura Baved my life. f ? 1'
MUS. E. M. BASS. Orford.N.H. -lit
I was troubled with nervousness and pro- H til
tratlon I'niW Brenii Ahnoul HrliAr. I took ( IJ jf,
Dr. Groono's Norvura. and now add my tostl- -j -j;
monlal to the many thousands. Thanks to ' J 5
Dr. Greene's Norvura. I am a strong woman 'I A' y
aeain. ' jyi m
MUS. MABY E. NIXON. Btltmoro. N. 0. & Sf
la. Ortatnty Hondrr'ul. 'J
I was miserable, had no ambition, no I 'i ?
strength In my limbs nnd ii Urn nil thm tH j
trhil. WhenI walked a fow rods! felt as If I k fi
would di op down on the ground. Hi
I asked tho doctor here If he could glvsj Lj '3 jj
something to strengthen mo. He told me to n j.
get Dr. Greeno's Norvura. j ' S
It ha ffone sue time good than, anything X K v. &
hare rerr taken. I look nnd feol llko another H fl ft
person slnco I began to tnko It. nnd I rocom- H.j!
mend it to all who aro aillnc. jj v
MUS. 1'IIANCIS M. BODLE. Choster. N. Y. 'l: ft
ir-Dr. Greene, tho successful specialist In ' I f
curing all forms of nervous und chronic die- jiJ t
eusos. 35 Wo.st 14th st.. Now York, enn bo con- l.f W
snltcd free, personally or by letter. Call or 1,1 IS
write him about your caho. or send for i Fk
symptom blank to Ml out. and a letter fully ex- S f el
plaining your disoase, giving advice, kc. wilt J J ft1
bo returned free. I J
ssaamiiammamamamaamammms. 1 j f .,
I tiV K,
European tourists should taka ,.-. fIS
Carter's) Little Liver Pills a week. 1,1 1
- . 'lj
before sailing, also during the voy- v It
age, to prevent seasickness. They 3 f jf
are infallible. Positive cure for film
sick headache. V J$
- Hi. WiT
HE OITEXDEIt THE CUOIR. i J III
The X-adlta Took Mr. Brndjr'a Beasrks u A, 'it
a Pcrsnssl AITronl. 'lu &5
Dbsvep. April 25 -Tho Rev. ('. T. Bradr !!: ij.
of St. Mark's Church last night selected p tM
as his subject "Tho Story of a Good Girl. frrf
'thoro vias a creat crowd present, and,' jjr K-f
tho cause of all this excitement .is a new K tH?'
opera, which received its llrst presentation f &
lust wook. Tho composer. Prof. Hinsloy, Is Jl t'Jt'
organist of St. Murk's Church, and tho choir K u&
tendorod their services, which were gladly aa- r 4 aft
cooted. Tho novelty of seninc choir girls in K MU
short dresses wns sufficient to 1111 tho house at p tSl
each performance. l J!
Tho pastor said: "A cood clrl is a synonym I?!?
ol modosty, and no clrl who Is notmodostcan f, ijfs
lie 11 good girl." jJkSll
At tho close of tho sermon tho clergyman 1, i
prayed that nn appreciation of their error f W!
might bo brought homo to various members h i'm)
of his Hock, una to snmo bos ond his spiritual (n'i!fY
control, who had boen guilty ot tho sin of im- ft . wJ
modesty. B J Et
To tho Choir a wholo vnlurao ofmennlnc was P'f fv
convoyed by every referoneo to imraodostr tltlji
that tho minister let fall. When thu benedlo- niPJl
tionhailbeenpronouncedandthoconcrocotion ,' IjifJ
had retirod. tho rector vi itlidrow to tho vestry. j? 1 IK
and was preparing to gohnmuwhon the wholo t. ilsf
choir burst lu upon him. Tho ladles felt that j") H.'u
thoy had been publicly referred to and o J) lilj-j
cused'if Immodesty. .... riliS
Mr. Brady said if ho had offonded It was un- UlliS
wittingly, and asserted that ho had directed I UjB
no personal allusions io them. Still, ho main- y An
talnotl thnt bin duty had eompellod him to i
present his standard of modostvu-) oxprossed a, Vi!:
In tho sermon. ...... , SfiM
The tension hotweon the choir and the reo f.iHff
tor Is further accravated by tho fact that dur- . ljiji
lngPasblon weuk. whon a mission was being if ,
conducted nt tho church, the choir was absent I .,
taking part In the opera rehearsals and prao- K t mu
tlcc. consuming nearly all their time. Asa I ' lit
rosult their resignations have boen tendered. V , (Hi
and it is proposed to refer tho ease to Bishop K WtM
Bpauldinc. f Pli.
The Library Havrd Irom Fire. f 11H
Nkw Jxindov. N. II., April '.'o.-Flro deatrorel I' j jjH
Colby Academy, tho old Baptist institution. i'flnH
enrly this evening, entailing a iocs of $7S,(XX). I !
Tho library was wived. I IIH
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