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I A HOW AT STEPHENSON,
Annrtr of ax ex-volicema x fob
I IOLLECIIXG BLACKMAIL.
? Coalraitors far Work oa the New llavea
Itallread Cut raid fete m Moath (tor Tw
Aran far NohlltirftniH with Their
nissllaaj-HtKKlahotham Maid It Waa nr
lk Caatata-Caat. Cress's Trial Uot la
trrestlaa; Teaterday-TVard Maa Mmlth'e
rhatospmah. Marked "Barslar" aad
CharfC Dismissed," Prodared from the
leaker Xii' Callery-Hatlth Says
Ha Wee Proved Iaaoceat of the Char
litters He ITai rat oa the Falles) sTaree.
' Is possible that a hew (barge or sne elflrn
lloii will be added, to those on which Police Cap
tain John T. Stephenson Is. to Ik! tried by the
Police Board next Tuesday, unless the proceed
Injts of the Grand Jury should take precedence.
An altered colleotnr of blackmail for the Cap
Uln wh arrested last night. He Is Hobert Ills
glnbotham, who retired from the police force
more than a year ago. He was arrested at his
home. 80:1 Washington avenue, on a bench ar
rant Issued by Judge Fitzgerald late yesterday
Afternoon on the application of Assistant Dis
trict Attorneys Welman and Osborne. He Is
charged on Information and belief with having
received bribes from George V. Carpenter &
Hnx., contractors, for a period of about three
years. The Carpenters lit e at I'ortchestcr, and
dare plants at Fordham and Fort Lee, where
,hey manufacture their own explosive. Dur
to; the period In which It Is charged that IHg
g iilttliem received $'.'0 monthly fur himself
snd u Captain ?.." as the entry appears in the
Arm's books, the firm was engaged In deepening
J the rut through which the New Haven Hallroad
trains now run,
George C. Carpenter, his brother, and the
lirS'l bookkeeper of the Arm, who is still In
their employ, make affidavit that they made
lie monthly payment of $U0 to Hlgglnbotham,
who was an ordinance policeman. This con
tinued for two years, beginning in the early
part of 1800 and continuing to the end
of 10 1. These payments were entered in
tlie books as " Twenty dollars for Captain S."
aim "One dollar for the old man." The
Captain, they testified, was t'spt. Stephen
ion, and the "old man" was Hlgglnbotham.
xliu Is more than sixty )ears old. The
members of the tlrm say in their affidavits,
which were drawn up by Assistant District At
torney Itattlr. that they were relieved, in rim
1 iideratlon of this, payment, from compiling
lth all the technicalities of the Ian a In regard
I ta blasting. The law require that explosives of
I a certain Dower shall bo used, and that the blast
A must he covered with logs. It was also said by
the contractors that they hail been so annoyed
at the outset of their work that they were com
pelled to make terms with the Captain. Their
men were arrested by a special officer, who
watched the workmen to see that the law was
exactly observed in the blasting. The payments
began at the end of January. lttUO.
The bench warrant was delivered yesterday to
Inspector McLaughlin, who was at the General
(sessions building. Detectives McCloekey and
Titus of the Central Office arrested Hlggln
botham and took him to Police Headquarters at
9 o'clock. He has been on the force for more
than twenty years. George ('. Carpenter 6c
Hrotbesv are wealtiiy nea living In t'ortcbester,
and tliey wen averse to making the charge
against Itlggtnbotham. The repeated com
, w yklntoef persona living in the region In which
Ids blotting was done first attracted attention to
the violation of the law.
('PL Stephenson was at the Tremont Police
butlon during lHell. 1WIK). and 1801. In April,
Ikii1.'. he waa transferred to the Church street
ttatlon from Leonard street, where the retired
sdiI missing nard man Kelly did so much col
lecting from merchants. Hlgginbothain's case
Kill come before the Grand Jury to-day.
Hefore the police trials opened yesterday it
as reported that charges would Im preferred
tiMlay against two mors Captains, one of them
bring " 1'antata" Strauss. Capt. Schinlttberger
'( the Tenderloin, aa an ex-commander of the
Leonard street station. Is said to be down for
atrial also, along lth Capt. Stephenson.
hi the Cross trial )eterdoy Serjeant Mo
Ailam. who wo under Capt. Cross In the
Kldndgr ttiwl station, and who Is Mill doing
auty thrre, testified for the defence that ('apt.
Cross -avr Instructions to his men right along
sViul getting evidence against disorderly houses.
The Captain, he said, closed up a good many
"Strgtsnt," asked Mr. Wellman. "how much
niter was there ever in the basket w hlch waa
ttpt In the Sergeant's desk I"
" I don't know anything about a basket with
liter In lu"
"Isn't it a fart that ths ward men tame In
af.er making their monthly collections with
tntir icketa so full of slh er that they couldn't
" I never heard uf IL"
"And Isn't It true that the officers were sent
rat In the et enlng to change the silver into bills,
that the uioney could be carried away frum
tht sutloii house 1"
"I hau never heard of slh er being brought
Into the station house aa jousav. This Is the
firt time I eer heard anything of the sort."
Ills a fait that Capt. Cortrtght has closed up
U the house of prostitution lu the precinct. Is
BTben houses of prostitution could be sup
rl. couldn't they "
Why," broke In Lawier Hess, "Cant. Crosa
auds more raids than Capt. Devery and Capt.
."Hat It has been testified that there were
aoutes open during Cross's and Devery's time,
mle tliey are all dosed up now," exclaimed
Mousy Lender Levy was recalled and showed
sir. Wellman all the cancelled checks he bad in
ha possession In his and his wife's name, to
tether wuu hi( wife's account book in the How.
ry Bank. Levy wanted to prove by them that
U had never lent Mrs. tianford IliO, aashe had
Mf Wellman I see lu your account book a
auuuirandum of two checks drawn to your
f for 1160 each. I find only one cancelled
yek tor thatamountl wbereU tlie otbert A.
. The witness waa told to retire and look for the
Ci-Hatrolman Diedrlch Docket, who waas a
' peflsl duty officer under Capu Cross in EM rid go
""l, testified to having procured evidence
l;t Mrs N'hnbert's houe on which it was
Wd lis said that Mrs. Schubert kept a die.
worly home at 17 Chrystle atreet for over
I .U Then it la untrue, aa she has testified, that
i X'5 Jm ,rvm Chlcufc-o eight ) ears ago A. No;
1 't t nnt true.
1 el ald that Mrs.hehubert met him In the
... " i""" n1 complained of Capt. Crosa be.
VS. " ould not let her alone. While the
I'rf rngsiwl her In conversation Officer
"tnimlUrtrli-d toget Into her house to get evi
Je, but fallnl. On another orcaaion Mrs.
J luW-t ,l to Uuckel that Capt, Cross did not
o 'V (""'tlelans and did not suit her, either.
. ."Id (lis say she was going to liave Cross
unf,rrnl, A hiduin'iM,-thaL
,..''."1 was that about Cross being trans
SVJJd'' a.ked Mr. Wellmau. "If you would
ini k.T rt,ar assertion by witnesses. Mr. Hesa, I
"wnt luy. Mimethlng to say aluut the matter."
! ... u'd Ilk to ttlljou something. Mr, Well
"". repundcd Mr. Hiss. "Just tu show jou
Si intuence this woman had."
. . . continue"! Mr. Wellman, "If you were
!?"'hetUri:e ward men. how much of the
! eollectM did you get l"
iiBf'.tr "' "' money,"
mi . ' ruu wet a share of the money that was
V'"r protection "
ilJ r,,wuwH) money passed."
Sf,el is".ttffled that he saw the Schubert
lnTvn V ,,le Kldridge street station house,
o.i Mird f,pl. ( eIl her Ule wouU by,
it vT, i rr ''"H8 "'' K' VM "f his precinct, or
vhtvndl?n 'oul tschlndlsr testided to Mrs.
5?" l't to the Kldridge street sution,
tit, 'f . " V1! 'h"'- She complained to tht
.ffw-'Jl,i''nuiMud was did and that
.1 W . bard lime to get along, and she aaked
tvS.j; Vuoo'ruIJ ' bou. The Cap
, m?i. '"r lh1 attempted it fee
' set i her to prUou.
JjM '; " 'ell how difficult It was to get evi
ls ; V11" ""tore rly houses. He succeeded
bV i' eltlue agaliut Mrs. ckhubert'S
- KL' MJt ia ih house, he sold, and drank
- r.eM be' In there.
Bgk, W8torMcCUUad asked tit wltoesa U
he Instituted any proceedings for selling beer
nlthout a license.
Hrhlndler said he did. but the Judge dismissed
tlie rae. saying Mrs. Schubert had been
punished enough already. rchlndlcr also got
evidence against 84 Hayard street, kept by
Ilhodft Sanford. She pleaded guilty and waa
fined i'ili In Kpoclal Hesslons. After the raids
the witness was spctlslly Instructed to watch
the houses whlih had been raldeil. He declared
that Sirs. Schubert's and Mrs. Sanford'a were
nnt opn doing business after the raids, and that
their sworn statement to the contrary were
Mr. Wellman asked Bchlndler If It was true
that Mrs. tschubert went to the station house
and asked for the Captain' permission to open
n disorderly house. The witness said It waa.
"Just like a burglar who would go to the Dis
trict Attorney's office and aak permission to
commit a burglary," remarked Mr. Wellman.
" Mrs. Hchubert went to the station house to fix
a price, didn't she J" ...
"1 didn't hear anything about any price being
fixed," reponded bchlndler. ,
O. Now, ofllier. ou testified that you went
around to Mrs. Selinbert's house and asked her
If she was doing any business, and she told you
no. Is that n hat you call getting evidence T A.
1 hat as after sentence had been suspended.
Q. How many houses of prostitution were
there In the Eleventh precinct in July, 1802,
that you know of? A. About fifty or sixty.
" That's alt we want," announced Prosecutor
Wellman with great satisfaction.
"lint these houses were closed," continued
the witness. " t mean that they bad been houses
of prostitution." . . ,
0. Did yon tell Judge Cowing when sentence
was suspended on Mrs. Bchubert that Capt.
Cross was trying to break up the houses In his
precinct? A. No.
O. Did Capt. Cross instruct you to tell the
Judges that he was trying to clean out these
houses? A. Yes: I told Judge Duffy and Judge
Talntor and all the Judges who oat in Essex
Market (mrt. ....
I), Why didn't you tell Judge Cowing? A.
I forgot; that's the best answer I can make.
After recess money-lender Levy waa again
called to explain about the two 180 checks.
He said that one wss paid to a plumber and the
other was tnterest paid on a mortgage. He did
nnt have the latter check with him, and Mr.
Wellman told him to bring it this morning.
John Schaefer, who kept a grocery store at
Hayard and Chrystle streets In 1HBV. testified
that Khoda Sanford bought her groceries at his
store and so did the keepers of all the other
houses In the block. After the raids his business
fell off a great deal. The keeper of the houses
only bought one-quarter of the roods they used
to get. His business waa bad for a long time,
and It was not until the next year that It picked
Policeman Timothy Keye' testimony till
here taken as to the charge that Capt. Crosa ne
glected to Investigate charge of extortion
Htfalnst ex-Ward Man Kelly. Keyes testified
that in the latter part of January, 1804, Capt.
Cross directed him to go to the residence of ex
Ward Man Kelly at 7 CotUge place, and tell
him that the Captain wanted to see him at the
station house. Kelly was not at home, and
Kejes could not learn anything concerning his
whereabouts. A record of Kelly's retirement on
Jan. I'J was put In.
Lawyer Hess offered In evidence a record from
the General Seailons dated June VI, 180V, show
ing that Assistant District Attorney Tow nsend
hsd recommended clemency In the case of Mrs.
hchubert on the occasion when sentence nos
suspended. It wss shown that Officer Schlndler
had made an affidavit that the nuisance had
been abated and that Mrs. fchubert had moved
Law er Emanuel Friend testified that In June,
Kill'.'. Ills firm was retained to defend Katie
Krhubert. who had been indicted for keeping a
disorderly house. He testified that Officer
Schlndler made the affidavit on which scutenco
was suspended in Mrs. Schubert's case, and that
he swore to the truth. It was a common thing
to suspend sentences in similar case when the
keepers promised to close their houses.
Defendant George Smith was next called. He
testified that while he was detective In the Kl
dridge street police station 14Q raids were made,
1 10 on bouses of prostitution. He denied that he
ever received 1300 from Mrs. Schubert, or that
he ever called at her house with Capt. Cross. He
riatly denied every accusation made by the
Schubert woman, and said that her charges
Were absolutely false ami that she lied. lie
never received tio a month from Mrs. Schubert,
and she never rent any envelopes to the station
house, lie never received any money whatever
from her. -When this Mrar, say she paid
Cant. Oroea $S0O." continued Officer Smith,
"she Ilea, and no ono know It lietter than her
self." Smith also denied the charges made by Rhoda
"She Ilea," he said. "IneTer got any money
from her for myself or Capt. Cross. I never saw
her or had any conversation with her about
money. She lies and she knows It. She never
puld 330 a month to mr. and she lied when sho
stated that she kept her house open after she
liad lld $300."
Smith testified that he had an Interview with
Assistant District Attorney Wellman on July
18, at which Mr. Wellman questioned him about
Capt. Cross's management of tlie precinct and
his own department. He answered everything
truthfully, and shortly after charges were made
Sir. Wellman created a temporary sensation
at this point when he handed Ward Man Smith
a photograph from a police Hoguea' Gallery and
asVedhlmlf that was his photograph. Smith
looked at It and said that he never sat for the
Mr. Wellman asked him to read what was nn
the hack of It, hut counsel oblectrd.
"Did you ever live In Yonkers?" asked Mr.
" No; but I have been there."
y.- Have ou been In the town of Kings,
bridge? A.- Yes
O. Do ) ou know Isaac O. Johnson ? A. -No.
0. Do you know Francis Donohue or William
(J. -They were burglars, isn't that so? A,
(J. Didn't you and ward commit a burglary
togettier, and wasn't your picture taken and
placed In the Ilogues' Gallery at Yonkers, where
1 got It 7 A. I don't know anything about that.
Q. Didn't Ward serve four and a half years
In prison for a burglary committed In )our
presence ? A. I don't remember.
(J. Wasn't Donnhue arrested In vour com
pany for the same burglary ? A. -I know Douo
hne. He was arrested In my company.
J. And wasn't your picture taken on that oc
casion and placed In the Ilogue's Gallery ? A.
I don't remember that it was ever taken ?
y. How old are ou now? A. Thlrty-nlne
y. Then in 1873 you were 10? George Smith
is our name. Isn't it? Yes; that's my name.
'Ou the hack of this Picture appears the nama
of George bmltluborn In West Ireland, 10 years
nfagelnl87U. That about fits you." remarked
Mr. Wellman. . ,......
Thu Commissioners examined the Photograph
and It was admitted In evidence. It was en
dorsed "burglar." dated Nov. 3, 187.'l. and
showed that the charge against Smith had been
dlsmlseed. Isaac G. Johnson of Spuyten Duyvll
ww the complainant In the case.
Ward Man Smith said In response to Lawyer
Hesa's questions on reduced examination that
what Mr. Wellman bod brought out about bis
arrest for burglary was nothing new. The mat
ter had been fully investigated by Superinten
dent Walllug In 1881. when tho witness applied
for appointment on the force. Tho Investiga
tion Lrovt-d him to be innocent of the charge,
and no waa appointed. .
"You were discharged after your arrest, were
vou not ?" asked Mr. Ilea.
" Ye sir. 1 waa." ,
"Were you discharged?" cried Prosecutor
Wellman. " Isn't it fact that ou are at pre,
ismt under ball, and lMU sentence was suspended
In your case the same as in Katie Shubert')"
" No. sir. It Is not." . . ...
"Whom were you discharged by?"
" 1 was under ball at first, ahd the District At
torney, who believed me Innocent, refused to try
me. and 1 was discharged."
"And you are now as free aa any one t" said
" Yes; as free a you are, Mr. Wellman,"
answered Smith, looking the Assistant District
Attorney square In the face.
There wo alight applause In (he court mum.
Capt. Cros put lu evidence monthly report
made by hlni tu Headquarters during the time
he was In Eldrldge street relative to reported
houses of prostitution, showing how they had
shifted about under hi constant hammering.
The last witness of the day was stool Pigeon
Michael Nathan, who waa called n rebuttal by
Mr. Wellmau. He testified that he had lived In
the Eleventh precinct for eleven j ears. After
Cross raided the house most of them kept closed
at first, but with few exceptions they a ere all
open again and doing buslnes within two
mouths. He admitted that a number of the
houses werec.losed effectuall ) .....
The trials will be continued at 10 A. M. to-day,
when Capt. Crosa will testify.
The case In which Smith Was arrested at Spur,
ten Duyvll in 1873 waa a burglary committed at
a ban' owned by Johnson, who Is an Iron,
founder. Carriage robes and horse blankets
were stolen and hidden In the woods. The next
.lav the three men came together to the woods
and were arrested and committed to V. bite
Plains JaU. Ward was tried and convicted. The
twlii e ar that Smith wa under suspension of
leYitVnci 'until upon hi application eight years
Ister for appointment upon the New ork force.
Superintendent Walling looked Into the case
and advWed the District Attorney to have it
dlsmlseed, which was done.
laaaecter U(Uulls KeaaUaat f Keearste.
Inspector McLaughlin spent an hour In the
General Session building yesterday morning,
which U remarkable only from the fact that ha
did not put lu his tim at the District Attorney's
oMca nor with any of Lis assistant. He went
fntetheCleTKofflcVand one of ths attendant
mi Wm down a pile of court records. Hex
alnedthVm carsluUy for some time, but re
(Sedto tell tie reporters why h wa interested
ARMOR PLATE FRAUDS.
CltAtttMAS CVMMISC.H'H ItEVOllT
OF TUB IXrK.ITMlATlOX,
Haras of the L'harses Admitted and Others
Proved by the Teetlmoay-The F ratio's lie.
elared to Be Crimea far TTMeh No Moaer
Compensation Caa Adequately Atoae.
Washington, Aug. 2.1.Tho special commit
tee of tho House which has been Investigating
tlie charges affecting the reliability of the ma
terial for the new ships furnished by tho Came,
gle Company of Pittsburgh, laid their report be
fore the House to-day. The report show a that
the contract with the company covered a period
of two years and three months, from November,
1800, to February, 180.1. The amount of armor
plate contracted for was 8,078 tons, costing
In opening tho report, Mr. Cummlngs, the
Chairman of the committee, gives the ten
charges made against the company, and follows
It with the admissions made under each charge.
Mr. Schwab admits under tho first charge that
the plates did not receive uniform treatment,
explaining this by saying that uniform result
aloiio were required. The committee construes
the specifications to mean uniform quality be
fore treatment, and practically uniform treat
ment, when practically uniform results will
necessarily follow. If uniform results alone
were meant, there would have been no necessity
for requirements as to process.
The second charge, that false reports of treat,
ment of plate were systematically made, the
committee holds. Is proved by the rough records
of the company Itself of over seven hundred
plates and lots of bolts which came Into the
hands of the Nary Department. The records
examined show that the figures In the reports
were almost Invariably changed, and In some
cases entirely new reports were returned. There
were " fake" reports of treatment of plates that
received no treatment whatev er, says the re
port, and over 05 per cent, of the records show
similar changes which were evidently made for
the purpose of deceiving Government Inspectors.
The reports were made to make It appear that
the plates had received the uniform and efficient
treatment required by the contract.
It i evident to the committee, the report con
tinues, that there were not enough furnaces to
turn out the work reported. If plates were treat
ed according to contract specifications. At
first there were but three furnaces, which
did all the work nit to Aug. l, 181)3,
when a fourth was added. After the charges
of fraud were made, and a penalty hod been ex
acted by President Cleveland, other furnaces
were added, until to-day they have ten.
The charge that " specimens taken from the
plates both before and after treatment, to ascer
tain the tensile strength of each plate, were
stretched without the Knowledge of the Gov
ernment Inspectors, so as to increase their ap
parent tensile strength." Is admitted by Super
intendent Corey, as Is practically the allegation
that" false specimens taken from other plates
were substituted for the specimens selected by
the Government Inspectors." He alto practically
admits the charge that the testing machine was
"jockeyed" with, to deceive Inspectors.
Superintendent Corey admits that plates se
lected for ballistic tret by Government Inspec
tors were re-treated without the knowledge of
the inspectors, but tonflnw his admission to
three plates "A 40H. A 331. and A tllO."
The report severely criticised both the United
States Inspectors and the contractors. The In
spectors. It says, were not corrupt, but the work
of inspection was negligent ana defective. The
Inspectors assumed that the company was
watching- its. superintendents and employees.
The company, on the other hand, rolled upon
Both company and inspectors, the report save,
were culpable. The manufacture of armor waa
rotag on nlpht and day, Sundays Included. Ihe
Inspectors were on duty eight hours a day.
Their Inspection covered only forty-eight out of
108 hours a week. The frauds are character
ized by tho committee as crimes for which no
fine or money compensation can adequately
atone. The committee do not feel the necessity
of drafting a criminal stntutr. but the interests
of the Treasury and the lives of our seamen de
mand that such acts shall be severely punisha
ble In all persons connected with them.
"The efforts of the company and of Its super
intendents, Cllne. Corey, and Schwab," there
port concludes, "have been to satisfy the com
mittee that the armor is up to tho requirements
of the contract, notwithstanding the false re
ports to Inspectors, doctoring of specimens,
pluggltiguf platea. Ac. The unblushing charac
ter of the frauds to which these men have been
parties, and the disregard of truth and honesty
which they have show n before the committee
render them unw orthy of credence.
The Joint resolutions recommended by the
committee Is oa follows.
JUtoivtit. ny th benstesnd House of Ilepreseatv
Uvea, that the Secretary of the Xary be, ailrt he Is here
by authorize! ami directed to remove from the ships
heroin far menUone.1 toe armor plates hervlnaf la;
mentioned, ana subject said armor plate to the same
batUttlo testa. In sery respect, as were siren to tho
plates upon the IwllUtlc tests uf which the respective
groups of armor plate containing tho hereinafter
mentioned plates were accepind
front tho snip Mouadnork. tho nine-Inch plato Ko.
10, starboard, man uracturlns number 44t.
rroni tha monitor Terror, tho seven lui h belt plate,
No. o. starboard, nunufacturlmr number 07.
I'roui the ship Oregon, tha itiftn Inch barbette plats
from the ship Indiana, the four Inch easement dlag.
onal plate So. 1 1, twrt. No. 2 13.
Kroni the ship Massachusetts, the four inch casement
door, So. S1VH.
Ue It further
Jtaeihvil. That tha Secretary of tho Treasury be and
he Is hereby authorised and directed to remove the
thirteen Inch belt plate K U, starboard, number X b,
from tho ship Monterey, and ascertain whether said
plate contains a pipe hole four feet lont. and If such
ill hole be found, the secretary of the Xavy Is here
by further authorised and directed to subject the laM
plate to a liaiustlfi test MentUal In every irilcula
with that which was given to tlie plate upou tha teat
of which tho a roup containing the said plale X was
accepted, ana that the first shot Im place.1 in thst psrt
of tho plato containing tho pipe hole. The ftecrttary
of tho Navy Is further requested and directed to send
to t'onsrrss a full and detailed report of tho hereinbe
fore dlrrcto! tests as soon as may bo.
Tho members uf the Committee ou Naval affairs of
Uie House of Representatives heretofore engaged la
Inveitlratlcgtho armor plate frauds, are hereby dl
reeled to witness, aa far aa possible, each of tho here
inbefore mentioned teita. and said tests are to bv made
at tho Indian lioad prosing ground.
The Secretary or the Navy la hereby aulhia-ised and
directed to pay from anyntuueys heretofore appro
priated for the Increase of the navy under the head of
armor and armament, such sums as may tie necessary
fur Ihe carrying out of the hereinbefore directed tett,
and foe placing oa the ships before mentioned other
armor plates In tho place of the plates removed fur
tho purpooe uf being tested as hereinbefore directed.
The one Item of Interest In the proceedings of
the House to-day was the animated colloquy be
tween Mr. Cummlngs (Dem.. N. Y.) and Mr. W.
A. Stone I lisp., Pa.) over the report. After Mr.
Cummlngs had presented the report and acrom
allying resolutions Mr. Stone asked consent
that the minority of tlie rummlttee. none of
whom was present to-day. lie permitted to file a
report. In cose they desired to do so.
Mr. Cummlngs said the gentleman seemed
anxious to scare up a minority where none ex.
isted. The committee and sub-committee were
unanimous In making the report, and he should
object to the request of the gentleman.
Mr. StoneNow, In the absence of the mem
bers of the minority of the sub-committee,
I simply aak that It they should desire to file a
minority report hereafter, they shall have leave
to do so.
Mr. Payne (Rep.. N, Y.)-I do not see how
there can be any ublectlon to that.
Mr. Cummlngs Do you want the Carnegie
Company to attempt to buy somebody to make a
Mr. Stone I wont the Carnegie Company to
have what thsy have not yet had fair play In
this thing which they will nut hare If you have
your way about It-
Mr. Cummlngs They have had fair play. I
want to say to the House that the Carnegie Com.
pany lias bad in luemploy an officer of the United
States uavy, who has been given leave of ab
sence with pay and has been la theemsloyof the
Carnegie Company fur two j ears on officer who
went upon the retired list last December, and Is
now lu the employ of the Carnegie Compaay
au officer who has represented the Carnegie
Company at ev cry meeting held by this commit
tee of Investigation, while the Navy Deport,
ment, which has been put on trial, as might be
said, with the Carnegie Company, has been en.
tirely unrepresented. The Carnegie Cutnpauy
has been represented from the beginning of this
investigation up to the present time. Itnas had
its own stenographer before the committee tak
ing down the testimony, not showing confidence
enough in the committee to trust the official
stenographer of tho House. What more do you
want of the Carnegie Company ? Have they had
fair play, or have they not ?
Mr, btone- No, certainly not. And now you
refuse accompaning your report with a state
ment that tho minority of this Investigating
Mr. Cummiogs- I am not authorized b the
Committee on Naval Affairs to accept any such
motion, and I will not accept IL
Mr. Henderson (lieu.. 111.) said he hoped there
would be no objection to the consideration of
the resolution by any member on the floor. He
had Inquired of a minority member of the com
mittee If there was to be a minority report, and
was told there wa to be none. Tho gentleman
from New York (Mr. Camming) was exacUy
Mr. btone said h detired only fair play. H
did not want to appear as an obstructionists and
upon tho statement br Mr. Cummlngs that he
would not agree that the minority should hare
leave to Hie a report, he would withdraw his
opposition to the resolution. In answer to a
question by Mr. Hunter (Dem., 11L). Mr. Stone
said he objected fo bringing in a verdict before
the testimony had been heard! tohanglng a maa
first and trying him afterward. . ,
Mr. Cummlngs said thst the resolution was
not based upon the testimony of what the Car.
ncgie Company were pleased jocall "informers."
but upon the admissions of the Carnegie officials
Mr. Stone All right! nobody is objecting to
yrrnr resolution. .
The resolution was then agreed to. The report
was ordered to be printed In the fecotvl and as a
ix Misroir aoaIskt tillma.v.
Dr. riasnasea Teae TVIthdrawe Ilia Nmae,
as m Candidate lor Bevernor.
Columbia, 8. C, Aug. S3.-Dr. Sampson Pope,
a Tillmanlte candidate for Governor from New
berry county, arrived In thl city to-day, and
gave onl a letter announcing hi withdrawal
from the race. When tho campaign opened
three months ago four Tillmanlte entered, and
It was determined to hold a nominating conven
tlou of the Tillmanlte faction, This Convention
met last week and nominated John Gary Evans.
Early In the canvass Pope declared that he
woutd not permit his nams to go before this
Convention, and would run In the general Demo
cratic primaries on Aug. S8. when delegates
will be elected to the regular Democratic, nomi
nating Convention. In hi tetter of withdrawal
" The truth Is ths machinery of the reform
movement Is In the hands of the ring, and voter
are so much afraid of the party lash that, while
they are willing and anxious to vote for me, they
are afraid to allow their names to appear on a
ticket. Tills U a deplorable state of affairs and
only goe to show how drspotlcal'.y they are
ruled. Under this state of things It will be Im
possible for me to get out a ticket in the majority
of the counties, and therefor It will be foolish
for me to longer continue In the race for Gov
ernor." Concluding, he advises Tillmanlte to vote for
Governor In the Democratic primaries, and in
this way It Is presumed he wishes Uiem to avoid
committing themselves to their nomlneea.The air
is full of rumors that a candidate may run as an
independent against Evans in the general elec
tion In November. Dr. Pope has been one of the
most extreme and uncompromising Tillmanlte
and Ocalaltes. It is now raid that he Is In an
ugly mood toward the Governor- and refuses to
go to his bouse.
The antl-TUlman faction of the State Is total
ly demoralized. In several counties It Is certain
that Independent candidates for the Legislature
will be run.
COLUMBIA X 1'LUll MUX OKT JTKT.
Folleeesaa Iarhla Oaa of Haven Who lfaa.
asced to Fall Iato the Cast Hirer.
The Columbian Club, the Tammany organiza
tion of the Fifth Assembly district, of which T.
J, Itradley Is President and Deputy County
Clerk P. J, Scully, the Tammany leader. Is a
shining light, hod a plcnlo yesterday.
They went away In the morning a thousand
stmnr, and got back at night Just as strong.
They had gone to Donnelly's Grove at Wlilte
stnne, on the steamboat Chancellor, and when
they returned at about H o'clock last night
there waa n large delegation of sothualaatlo citi
zens to meet them at the foot of Kroome street.
There was to be a pexad with fireworks and a
calcium light for a snapper at Oe tall of the
procession. The calcium llgUt wisiruu wis at
the end nf the dock, the baha'a'Wny but tr East
street, and the line for the march waa formed,
when somewhere about half way down the long
pier a fight began. Presently out of the ruck
went a dark body, with a splash and the cry of
" Man overboard ," stopped the fight.
The procession broke up temporarily and its
member crowded to the strlngplece on Uie
smith side of the dock to get a sight of the roan
In the water. He was out there somewhere be
tween the wharf and a canalhoat which lay
there. "Say. Jlmmle, is dat ynu'se down
deret" called a sympathetic member, leaning
well over. II' lost the little balance he had
brought home with him and in he went. There
were more sympathetic Inquiries, and before
there was any real effort to save any one there
were seven men all splashing In the water
Then Roundsman Colby and Policemen Mc
Carthy and Lenbard got a ladder. The calcium
light man turned his light upon the water, and
one after another the wet men crawled out until
there was but one left. A red-headed man In a
straw hat got him and tied a rope around him
that the police had brought, so that he too wss
He was said to ha-e been the first one that fell
over, and he waa bleedlnx and unconscious when
rescued. He hail hit his head on the gunwale of
a canal boat as be fell He proved to be Kleran
J. Larkln. a policeman who used to belong to
the Delancey street squad, but Is now attached
to Capt. Hellly's squad at East Klfty-flrst strett.
He was In plain clothes.
He waa rolled on a barrel until an ambularre
came and then he was taken to Oouvemeur
Hospital. The doctors sld he wa suffering
from a scalp wound and immersion. He live at
fill ICWls street.
Some of the others who got Into the water
were James llrlody. John Hoe. and George Tu
rise, an employee of the Park Department.
Mioitrr anooTixa, this.
The Paeamatlr Oaa Ilnrla Tea l,I40.pouad
Projectiles la IS Hlantee IM) Heroado.
Haniiy Hook, N, J., Aug. S3.-Capt. Frank
Heath and Capt. William Croxler, members of
the Ordnance Hoard, made their appearance at
the dynamite gun battery this afternoon to wit
ness the test of the 13-Inch pneumatla gun for
rapidity. A few projectiles, consisting of Iron
c tinders filled with sand, had been brought
close to the gun. The machinery was In perfect
working order, and the crew stood idly around
waiting for the command to open the bombardment.
After Inspecting the gun and everything be
longing to It, casting a glance over the hay, and
viv Ing the outward-bound steamer Philadelphia
time to get out of range, the order to charge and
fire was given, Ev erybudy wo at his post, and
(t did not take long to get the dummy projectile
Into the gun. The breech was closed and the
gun trained. The turning of a lever made the
compressed air do Its work, and ths shot sped
nut into the ship channel, where a splash desig
nated the spot where It had fallen.
This shot was followed In quick succession by
four more. A recess of a few minutes waa then
taken and ten more shots wore fired. After
another recess nf a few minutes the mighty gun
popped ten more times. Each of the first five
shots weighed 445 pounds, and they were fired
In 8 minutes 43 seconds. The contract permit
ted the owners of the gun to take ten minutes.
Each nf the second lot of dummies weighed
fist pounds. Firing lime. 14 minutes and 40
seconds : time called for by the contract, 87 mia
utes. Each of the third lot weighed 1,140
pound. Time of firing, 15 minutes and 3d sec
onds; contract time, 40 minutes. Firing time
for ths twenty-five shots. 30 minutes and 1 sec
ond; contract time, 77 minutes.
The test for range a few days ago. for ac
curacy yesterday, and for rapidity to-day have
shown that ths dynamite battery is more effec
tive than any one, except the promoters, ex
pected it to be. Preparations have been made
for Friday's trial with full-calibre shells, each
loaded with 300 rounds of ei plosives. Other
shells will also be fired.
UIS irAOOX KIItULKIt BY BVLLZT3.
Arrest sfs alea Mapaoaed te Be Clara, the
PuiUADXLrilla, Aug. S3.- A man supposed to
be William Clark, the head of the notorious
Clark family, who are charged with having
committed many robberies near Princeton and
In other parts of New Jersey, was arretted her
early this morning. He was driving a wagon,
the top of which wo riddled with bullets. The
suspect says his name Is Armstrong, and denies
that he wa ever at Princeton, but give nosx-
C location a to how ths wagon became riddled
The police believe that the vehicle is the one
In which Clark and hi son made their escape
from the officers near Princeton on Sunday,
while a heavy Or was kept up between tha pur
suers and the pursued. The man will be held
until the New Jersey authorities are heard from.
Lake Mahopae, a mlnlaluro Lake Gears, la a taest
dotubtf ul resort, aad tiaJr two hoars (less Now York
MR. SAYERS WAS WRONG.
xot erxx $0,000 rnoviDsn to col
lect TUB IXCOXE TAX.
The Hill that Passed the Ilea Aaaroprl.
atlas; that Nam far Aaother Parpoee
Ha Nat Te Passed Ihe Hcaate V'aesr.
tnlaty as to the President's Aetloa aa
Ihe Tarir HIII-The Hellene that It Will
Became a 1-aw 'Wlthoat Ills Mlsjaatare.
Washikotoh, Aug, 'J.J.-Owing to the sbsence
of a quorum In the Senate today no business
whatever was transacted, and It Is unlikely that
the necessary quorum can be obtained to-morrow.
There is no necessity for a quorum, as the
bill passed by the House correcting the whiskey
schedule of the Tariff bill with regard to the
duty on alcohol Is the only Important measure
that I In dispute.
There Is another little bill passed by the House
and which tome of the Senators on the Demo
cratic elds are anxious to have passed, but about
which very little has been said. This is the bill
appropriating f 0.000 to bo used by the Commis
sioner otlnternsl Itevrnue In making prepara
tions to collect some of the new classes
of taxes provided for In the German
Tariff bill. When Chairman Bayers of
the Honte Committee nn Appropriations ex
pressed his amusement yesterday at Tiir Hl'.x's
publication of the fact that Secretary Carlisle's
recommendation for an appropriation of IS00,
000 to be used In arranging for the collection of
the proposed Income tax had been Ignored, he
said that the sum nf $0,000 hod been appro
priated by the Houso last Monday, and seemed
to think this a complete answer to the charge
that the sum of $300,000 Jiad been refused,
Mr, So) rrs did not publish the Secretary's re
quest for f 300.000, nor did he say that the bill
appropriating $11,000 had not (mascd the Senate;
but such l the fact, and this is one of the bills
that the Senate will be asked to pass as soon as
a quorum can be obtained ,
This bill makes no reference whatever to the
Income tax, but appropriates the money for the
use of the Internal Itevenue Bureau, and It is
well known that it 1 In fact intended to be used
chiefly for carrying out the provisions of the
Gorman bill relative to a tax on playing cards.
It is not likely that the bill will be antagonized
by any Senator when it I taken up for consider
ation, because It I too small a matter to be con
sidered seriously, in view of the fact that Sec
retary Carlisle baa already stated that $500,000
is necessary for organizing the income tax w ork.
When the bill Is taken up, however, some Sena
tor wilt use It as a text for calling upon the Sec
retary of the Treasury for Informstlon In regard
to the pending arrangements for putting the
Income tax sections of the Gorman hill Into
operation, with special reference to the number
of new officials and employees that will be need
ed to collect the unpopular tax.
By tU VnUtd JVrss.
Several members of the Cabinet who saw the
President to-day af terw ard expressed their be
lief that no change had come over the Presi
dent during his stay at Uuzzard's Day, and that
be would permit tlie Tariff bill to become a law
without his signature. It Is generally thought,
however, that ths President will send a message
to the House announcing that he has permitted
the bill to become a law and giving his rea
sons therefor. Secretary Carlisle spent most
of the afternoon at ths Executive Mansion dU
cuxlng with the President the new Tariff bill.
When it was known that Speaker Crisp had
seen Mr. Cleveland to-day there waa a rush of
members to the Speaker's room to learn the
President's Intention as to the tariff. All tho
Speaker would say was that the President would
probably allow the bill to become a law without
his signature. He said tho President had not
told him what he would do, but from his gen
eral conversation regarding the bill the Sjieaker
reached the foregoing deduction.
The President, It Is sold, has not hesitated to
express to some of his callers his objections to
the bill. These objections areas strong to-day
as they were when his famous letter to Chair
man Wilson was read In the House more than a
month ago. None of those who saw the Prest
dent aaked whether he would veto the bill. The
constitutional limit of ten days In which the bill
ms become operative without the President's
signature will tie reached at midnight on Mun
Nimeof the Democratic leaders who saw the
President this morning hav e urged him strongly
to sign the bill. They have represented that aby
other course would discredit the measure and
the party, and that it would be a serious handi
cap to them when on the stump during the Oc
tober campaign. The President is reported to
have heard these gentlemen patiently, and tu
have shown by his responses that be was not In
sensible to their arguments. In some cases they
returned to the Capitol feeling that, after all,
there was a possibility that the President's sig
nature would be affixed to the measure, " Out,"
as one of the number expressed It, " there is
only a possibility."
Equal uncertainty also exists whether Presl
dent Cleveland will send a message to Congress
concerning the bill. He has been urged not to
dn so, but to withhold anything he may choose
to say upon the subject until the reassembling
of Congressnext December, to be Incorporated
In his annual message.
FLVXO HI3IHELV FltOM A TOWER,
Suicide or aa Aged North Carollaa Ilea
President at Hlehmoad.
Kiciiuo.Hfi, Va., Aug. 93,-Col. J. M, Win.
stead. President of the Piedmont and People's
Hank of Greensboro, N. C committed suicide
here this morning In sight of hundreds of peo
ple. He was a flue-looking old gentleman of 70.
lie w ent to the balcony of the City Hall tower,
100 feet high, threw his hat and cane away, took
oft his shoes, threw them beforu him, and
He fell head downward until he reached the
second story, when his body doubled up like a
ball. The next moment It struck on the sharp
points of the Iron rails which guard the area.
There It was suspended from one of the sharp
spears which had caught the left leg Just at the
hip Joint. The force of the fall tore the leg out
of Its socket. He died before help reached him.
In removing the remains from the fence the
leg w aa separated from the trunk.
Col. Winstead had asked the way to the high
tower of the City Hall, and waa i aim in his tie.
meanor when he did so. Letters fouud In his
pockets indicated his Identity. He registered at
a hotel in thjs city last night. He hail $1.34 In
his pockets. An unmsiled letter to his brother
" My land company business is worrying me
no little, but wa are likely to get It In better
Col, Winstead was a native of Person county,
N C. and vns about 70 years of age. Under
the Grant Administration bio brother. Col, C, S.
Winstead. was Collector of Internal Itevenue
for the Greensboro district, and the dead man
was his deputy He afterward engaged In Ihe
banking business, and become President of the
Piedmont and People's Bank of Greensboro,
which place b held at the Urn of hi death.
People who knew him her say he wa a man
of stainless character. He leaves a widow. HI
brother. CoL. Charles S. Winstead of Itoxboro. 1
rated worth from $W0.000 to $500,000.
'"' ' i i ,
PBOr, BSrXH'S sxake bites.
The first Battiseaaa.e Ulsa't Kill Him, sad
He Will New Try JLaetacr.
New OuhxAKs, Aug, 2J. Prof. Charles liever,
who allowed himself to be bitten by a rattle
snake last Monday In order to test his theory of
protective Inoculation, ha fully recovered
from his first bite. AH the swelling has gone
down and than 1 only a (light red mark to
how wher the snak struck him. He will
probably submit next week to a second bit
from an older and mors venomous snake. He
expects to suffer less Inconvenience from It than
from tha first bit. Hi medical friend have no
con fid ear In bl theory, and hav warned hint
$tlaU wwktneT tfc mxrUstat.
KOCIt'S LATEST tUSCOVF.nY.
Dr. Kdsen Hays It Is aa laralllhle Cure lor
At a preliminary session lesterdaynf the State
Hoard of Health, which will to-day investigate
the Newtown Creek nuisance In Img Island
City, Dr. Cyrus A. Kdton gave an account of tho
theory and practical application of Dr. Koch'
last discovery, which ho considers an absolute
and Infallible rure fordlphthrrlalfaoplledwlth
Infill hours after Infection. To study and report
upon this remedy Dr. Herman M. Illgg. the
bacteriologist of the New York Hoard of Health
had been sent to Herlln, and had Just returned,
confirming alt the enthusiastic rejtorlai-nnirrn-Ing
the discovery which hod mode their way to
It was the purpose of the Health Department,
Dr. Edsoii annuunied, to ask from the Hoard of
Estimate and Apportionment n sufficient appro
prlatlon to establish a plant for the production
of this Infallible specific, which otherwise would
be too costly to be within the means of poor
people. Dr. Edson asserted confidently that If
this remedy were placed In the hands of the
Health Department It would save next vesr the
lives of 1,300 people In this city.
The Division of Pathology and Haiterlolngy,
at 411 tlleecker street, gave nn exhibition ) ester,
day of specimens of bacteria under the direction
of Dr. Dlggs. Autopsies were made upon two
KUlnea pigs which had been Inoculated with
diphtheria bacilli. Tho result show ed that the
guinea pigs had developed the disease.
The purpose of the exhibition was principally
to encourage the medical profession to devote
particular attention to their Investigations of !
diphtheritic and consumption rases
EZETA ABIlUSTEit. j
He aad Ilia Comrades are Now- Prlsnarra
at Han fraaelaco. ,
SA.t Francisco, Aug. 2il,-L'nlted States Mar.
shal IUldwIn. accompanied by four deputies,
Lieut. Stoney, and Salvadorean Consul Cal
deron. left this morning on a tug for the
cruiser Ilennlugtoii, which has been lying
off the Heads and beyond civil Jurisdic
tion for several days awaiting orders from
Washington to enter this port. The Marshal
carried warrants Issued by I'nited SUtes Dis
trict Judge Morrow yesterday for the arrest of
the Salvadorean fugitives.
When the IlennlngUm wss reached Marshal
Baldwin and his deputies bosrded her. and
the cruiser steamed out of Ihe three
mile limit, and then tlie warrants were
served. The tug returned to port, and
about 3 o'clock the llenntngton, on which
the Marshal and his deputies had remained, also
came In and made her way to Quarantine
grounds off Angel Island. It was said that the
Henntngton would proceed to Maro Island,
where the prisoners would be transferred to tho
Government tug McDowell and brought to the
This morning, on motion of the District At
torney and on presentation of arertlfirate from
the Supreme Court of New York, Horatio S.
Hubens was admitted to practice as attorney In
the United Strtcs District and Circuit courts.
Gonzales De Quesada, an attorney, was also
present In court when Attorney Hubens wo ad-
' raltted. These gentlemen recently arrived from
the East. They have been retained as counsel
for the fugitives.
BLIXDKD BY A PXEVMATIC TIBE.
It Kaaloded, aad Prasnaeata Seatrssyed
Lass ParfcH'e Nlsjhf.
JerrrnsoKViUJC, l!id Aug, INI. Lyman
Parks. 20 years old. son of Dr. Floyd Thomas,
director of the Indiana prison, lost his sight
yesterday through the explosion of a pneumatla
tire of his bicycle.
Parks was riding to Cor) don, t wen tj -five,
miles from here, when the Inner air tulw of one
of the wheels of his bicycle exploded. After
having adjusted a nesr one. Parks commenced
to inflate the tube, and this too, exploded.
Fragments of the tire struck him In both eyes,
and he has become totally blind.
PAY FOB IXIilAXA'S MILITIA.
Gov. Ifatthewe Maid to Have Mortarasjed
Ilia Farm to liaise the Moaey .Needed.
Ivuianai-olis, Aug. 'J.I. Three Indianapolis
banks, the Merchants' National, Fletcher's, and
the Indiana National, advanced $40,00'.' to Gov.
Matthews yesterday to pav off the State militia
fur servile during the riots at Hammond and
in the mining region. There was no money In
the State treasury which could be used legally I
for this purpose. It is understood Gov. Matthews I
mortgaged bis fine stock farm in Vermilion I
county to the banks in order to secure the loan.
He will appeal to the next legislature to reim
burse hlui. I
While the Governor has little reason to fear
that he will lose anything by his course, there is I
a bare possibility that he may hav e to repay the
loan. If the farmer and Populist element should
show upas strong In the fall elections as they
claim, they wilt control the legislature, and
there will be a serious fight over the question of
allowing the Governor's bill. While there Is
Utile doubt that Gov. Matthew s really mort
gaged his farm as security for tlie loan, ha re
fuses to stato what the security really Is.
"This is a private matter between the hanks
and myself," he said last night, "and I shall not
divulge the secrets of the transaction under any
MISS MOBBIS CAVOIIT .1 CBAB.
As a Besalt the Boat ITpaet aad tha Crab.
hers Uat a Uaehlaa;.
ASBUitr I'ahk, N, J Aug. a,1. -Mlsa Palmer,
Miss Jennie Morris. Miss Kills Whiting, and
George Whitney of Flushing. L. 1.; Andrew
Farrell and Frank Seeley of New York came
here to-day and went out crabbing. When
Mlis Morris hauled In her line there was a crab
on It. She gave a scream, and. in the excite
ment, over went the boat. 'Ihen there were
screams for aid.
The crabbers were rescued from drowning by
a boat load of excursionists who heard the tries
and went to their assistance. They were ex.
haustedwhen they were taken from the water.
A TAXK OF AMMOXIA EXPufnES.
The Driver of a Brewery Wasjoa Hlovta
Across the Hires I aad Killed.
BrrrALO, Aug. '.'3. -Joseph fiUslnger wss
driving along Grace street this afternoon with a
load of ammonia, used for making Ice In brew,
erles. One of tho tanks containing the stuff ex.
plodrd with a loud report, hurling Kissinger
twenty feet, throwing him through the boughs .
of a tree which overhung the street lie came
dawn ou the opposite side of the street. His
hands ond feet were torn off bv the explosion
and his dtght through 'he tne. lie waa Instantly
killed. Nu reason for the explosion Is known.
Dyaamlte la a Wheat Thresher.
Akron, O., Aug, 83. While threshers were at
work on the farm of George Whltnrr on the
western edge of the city a tux of d nauiiu- was
found concealed in a sheaf of wheat. Half an
hour later a dvnamlte cartridge, hidden in an.
other sheaf, wa fed to the seiratur and ex
ploded, wrecking the machine and setting fire
to the barn. John Whitner, Jamb and Meter,
and Charles l.ocey attempted to rescue the
horses in the barn. Meter lent hi life, while
Whitner was mortally and Lai ey painfull In.
Jured. Four horses, one mule, and several cat
tie were burned In death, and Whllner's entire
wheat and oat crop, and many farm implements
were detru vd.
Wenser Pleads .Not Gulltj.
Karl Werner, one of the witnesses before the
Lexow committee, wo arraigned before Re
corder Smyth vceterday. in Part I. of the Gen.
era! Sessions, upon a charge of bribery. He
pleaded not guilt).
The prisoner is charged w lib. bribing Police
man Henry Cohen of the Fifth street polio sta
tion on July 28 In Werner's saloon, at Avenue B
and Fifth street. The officer had arrested Hugh
MoCormack, Werner' bartender, for aaUlasT
liquor on Sunday. Cohen saya Wrjusr gave
hfia $ to report it a case of expcirpf ths
Lor." Tb moo vu returned, to Yittuu.
JORR'S rOMMHTEE OK 100. i
rilF. BUOOKLYX MAS (11. IS t I' J. f
"MltlEBEX" MOI EMEXT Kill f . ft
t olttalrera Called for, I'-ueh to nnditrl Ono W
Per Cent, or a noons mr a Candidate ror Jl
Mayor Nnt let t'nvelled Patterson la OV
lerslessa Plait -Ilarse llonaHehlelehes ft
ttwns re urdrd in TlIK Sit.s Inst wtek that fi
Prtsldent Alexander E. Orr nf the Clnimlier nf
Commerce hail summoned the Vlce-Prrsldrnta f
and the Executive CummltUenien nf tlmtveu- flf
erable Institution In meet hint at ths Chninber Q
and to tutrtlt ltate In a set ret iiildsiimniiTo.il. S
clave over the munlclul affair of Now York J
city. Newrlv all the gentlemen Invited wore oa
hnml, and the moving spirits nf the gathering? f
seemed to lie (Instate II. rtchnati. .Mr Ou, j
and Hugh N. Camp. Mr. Schwab ahd all hands '
refused to tell whst the meeting was for vmpt A
tossy Ilia! a tandldate fur Major this lall tins it
discussed. After that all was iiitiiry until rt
yesterday, when the real fiincl Ions of the meet J.
lug were made known. w;
Mr Orr. sa resident of Ilronklvn, was itn.illy Jk
Interested la-t fall In the Ms) or Schlert-a &
scheme, and It wan nwertalncil Jestinl.it that m
Mr. Orr and his brethren nf the Chaiubei of p
Commerce contemplate n similar imminent 1'
here In Vrw York. A petition has been draw u i
up and Is now circulating omuiig biislues men. j X
Itetmhlli'ans, ami Mugwumps niqpo-.-d to i'ni.i. ,'
many. This petition calls for Ihe signatures ,ii
of 100 nf this i lose uf tltlieiis. mid as Main as) W,
they are obtained it Is proposed to make these) jf,-
100 practically a Committee of One Hundred la '15
boom an sntl-Tammaiiy talididale for Major. ,Ji
I The ietltlnii does not natiitt any man. It imply ''
asks fur slguaturts In supiiort of a movement, Jffl
i that will put In nomination the Ideal candidate) ')
uf Mr. Oir and the Chamber of Commerce and jj
certain I'idon Leaguers. It Is a Committee of -J
One Hundred movement which l Intended to Xj
unite all of the fortes oppo'lnu; Tatumaii) . The -SJ
Grace people, the Stecklers, ami the "reor , 1
ganlzrd" Itepubllcau County Coiiuulltett are us
be dragooned into this movement, It w as said
Many signatures, tt is said, have been n j
talned, and Cornelius Vsnderbilt and Ciirnt-llus f
N. llllss, tt was added, have cabled mini to pu6 !
their names down. A Su.v reporter visited soma Y
of tlie principals in the movement, and tu ml lu ( B
qulrlescame the universal repl) : , J3
" We have nothing to say at the moment." yti
The Hun. Thomas C. Piatt Is busy these dat a. !$!
He has his express business to attend to and lis . m
is receiver or President of a iiuraberot railroad.
In addition to all this he has the Kepuhllcau ) ''
party politics of the Slate on his shoulder-
Very frequently he Is nnt able to see Ids frlunds ';
lu the da) time, and they have to flock down (
the Oriental Hotel and talk with him. Itmsy ','
be added that there never was a time w hen Mr. )
Piatt waa more the master spirit of his purty in V
the State than this present moment. 1 he lion. V
Jacob M. Patterson and his chief lieutenant, ' it
the Hon. George Wanmaker. called nn Mr.
Piatt last night at the Oriental. Not far A
away was Police Commissioner Charles II. 33
Murray. Mr. Patterson and Ids friends retire &
sent all thst there Is In the " reorganized" -Ji
County Republican Committee. They furnished -K
the enrollment to the Committee of Thirty. &
This Committee of Thlrt) was arruyed against 6'
Mr. Piatt; but now that the " reorganization'' "K
has goon Into effect Mr. attrson and Mr. JS
Wanmaker and. Incidentally, Mr. John Hlmp-
son, theaiimral-hulred Napoleott of the Ftftli 1
district, are ready to talk business. Tho inter- v'
view between Mr. Ptatt and Mr. Patterson and f
the other old county leaders was satisfactory. t I
The Hon. William II rook field. Chairman of the ! iV
Itepnhllcan State Committee and President of ' Vp
tim Republican Cvmty Committee, was tip at I if
tlie Filth Avenue Hotel talking about Choala iBi
for Guvernnr. while Patterson and his friends It
were down at the Oriental talking tu Mr. Pliitt 1l
about the New York county situation. J.
The meeting of the Hepubllran State Commit. It
tee in the Fifth Aveuue Hotel )esterdu) arter- 2'
noon lasted exactly five minutes. It us called 'li
to confirm the report of the sub-comuilttcs Jg
headed by Gen. Wudsworth on the Albany
i tuinty lontest. The sub-ioramlttee the niulib f?
Ie fori- ltiimated that the report would be fnvor. X
able to William Dames, Jr.. the State commit- ft,
teeman from Albany tounty, and against John i
A.SIelcherand .Major Strong of Cohoe-. W,
Chairman llruoktleld called the committee tu ag
order, and not one-half the members wrru in m
their seats. Not even the prosit pretenttsl JP
themselves The committee adopted thu rrpmt mi
of the siib-inmiuittee that Hume was rtcnhir if
and that Slelcher and his crnwtl were nnt in lu St
Here again Mr. I'lattaud his friends wiped tha M
floor with tlielr advtrs.tries m
Ilocausenf this there was a mournful time in 49
the harrnomnf the hotel. Col. Graj, the chit f M,
head liarkeeper, had laid In Hit extra siipplj of
mint, and he had all of hl bottle superb!) t eo. -I I
There were hills uf Tracked Ice and great bill's ts 'J
of halved limes and lemon!, and lie liru'ihtoi,L S
a great spread of oranges cut In fnntnntlrul J
shapen. He had bunches nf mint that looked j
like the entire crop uf an anntxiil illMrht ,,"
kitchen ganlin. Hut tlieioinmltttosat mil) il, wn
minutes. As a iiiattrruf fact the) were n Httl-s
angry to think that the) had been e.illod into 3
town merely tu confirm a riqinrt of thu sub urn- T,
mlttee. ami the) decided that herenfttr ail '
decisions uf the sub-commltti-e must Im- ttin.id- f
ered final Niras "f the gentlemen nf the Itepuli- !i
llran State Committee have friends In .New ,)
York, and after the -ttssloii)t-ottrda) there wire &,
little trips to High llrldge. Van Coiirtlamlt
Park, and Cone) Island. Later in the cveiiln t ...3
the living pli tiirt In the Tenderlutn district td
attracted some nf the committee.
BOTH HERE Hll.l.fl) M
aforrl red. Ton, While TrloE In Nats 9
Foreeaaa Glblla. y-
JamrnGlbllntif 147 West Ninety. Uth street 'i
and Edward Morris of U West lO'.'d rtn-tt n't "'.'
their deaths yesterday afternoon at half wl 1 '
o'clock lu tho new Appraisers SlnriV building Si
which Is being lonstructtsl on the blixk bound. if
ed by Greenwich. Washington, t hrlstopher, X
and Harrow streets. The men were masnus, liqt B''
Giblln had been made foreman by his brother m.
Michael, who Is the (on traitor If
About 100 men were working ou the building fjj
at the time of the accident. Murra) w .i. lu) in (9'
bricks along the wall of the Kti.iid .tort A v.
long ladder near by led down to the -i-iond H
floor, and Just at his side there was a short fl:
wooden ladder reaching to thu roof, (ilblin 3
came up the lung ladder, and after slopping in
speak with Murray for a moment, started up the I ,
short ladder i f,
Half way up be lost his hold. Hetaught the ' ','
side of the ladder with one hand and It wa)itl
under his weight. Mur-ay started tn his a. t
slstaiire, and Just as he did so lithllu's strength. , of
gavenut and ha dropped, falling upon the nltier r,
man and carrying him down with .dm. llolU A
fell together lo the temeiit Hour, thirty-five feet if.
below, and the skulls nf With were fractured. ft
Murray dltsl within thirty minutes and Olblln A
In an hour and a half, S
(ilblln's body waa immediately removed b m
his brother to an undertaker', liewasawld. 'a
otter and 3d years old. Murra)'s Isaly was a
taken tn Ihe Charles street pnliir station, and ,1'
Ids wife was notified and had it removed tn an vl,
undertaker's. Murray was 34 years old. He ;tj
leave six children, all under sett n ) ear of age, jj
His wife was prosit ated with grief, and a pnliir. Cf
nun accompanied her home. On the elev.tlid -
railrnad train a lollrs tlou was taken up for her. ' fl
and $17 was contributed by the passengers. '
0.000,0410 Uallaso a Day Hooa Is Ho Added
to Urostlia'a VVstcr Hutrl),
Commissioner White uf the Cltt Works Do- f
psrtmeut, llruAI)n, has entered into a tern.
urar) rontrart with Joseph Edwards of the
firm nf Joseph Edwards A; Co. uf 414 Water J
street to supply wilhni a week or ten da) rt
'.',0(10,000 gallons of water daily tu ltnki) ,01
The contract tlpulatethat within trlveda)t. ' fl,
the first nf lhea pumta, tn have a cassrit) of
2,1X10,000 gallon each dally, shall lie placed f
and pui in running orderat frrertort, I.I The ,
other pumps arc to be located at Wauuiugb ami
Massapequa. The entire uiitni will add H.ooii.. ,
UOO gallon Vi llrooWlju dull) water suppl),
and will nut cost more than $10,000 , :
May Htrlheaat oracllue WaStrklll'e House
The Uuuding Trades Inference, it was it. i
ported yesterday, has appointed a committee tu .
investigate a charge against Contractor Cuell '
and Hobert of Importing building material for
Cornelius Vandsrbllt's new house in Newport. ,
I f the i bargee are found to be true a general trik4
against the contractors will be ordered, both la.
Newport and this city. ... j
On Sept. 1 a series of strikes Is to be directed "5
aalnstcontractorswhohandlmaUrial brought a
from suburban towns. j
LaU( Maria XaUlllsosce t 1
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. jr m ja-tartsSMy SBsVm. - -Wssm Lafl