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GOFFS iXAMK REJECTED.
xnn bevextt vresi:xt it axd
the nsrvnLiCAxa veto it.
They Are for William I Hlroag. Hepabll
tea, ..4 I lLoahs ir They
Hlm-A. Lively Time at tn UatherUg of
All the Atl.Tammy Cl-Chalrnia
Bum Appeal In Vain for Valo on
r.Bna the Hevenly Wer Divided.
Otrnnlitt Bar Majority and HtroaR
Blaat Next tba I.lt-A Adjoara
to Thl Afleraooa-Grae May Ra.
From lOs.10 o'clock yesterday morning until
0:30 last evening, with a slight Intermission for
- quick lunch." the members of the Committee
of Hetrnty labored behind closed door In the
rooms of the Chsmber of Commerco over a rlftt
forra of principles and a slato to present to
tha general conference of representatives of
H Uie antl-Tamraany organizations last
night. The net result of their effort was
platform which was not submitted, and the
choice of a candidate for Mayor who was
i practically rejected by four of the organlratlons
I represented In the general conference. The
I candidate was John W. GotT. who was put for
I ward for the place by William II. Grace at the
9 County Convention of the New York State
Democracy on Wednesday evening.
I Mr. OofTi selection by the Committee of Sev
enty was by no means unanimous. Mr. Charles
Btewart Smith's Executive Committee labored
over the question for four hours before they
(reed to preasnt him for the consideration of
the Seventy, who met at 3 o'clock. There were
sixty of the seventy present, and they were re
Ported to be nearly equally divided on the ques
tion of recommending; Mr. OofTs nomination.
The Republicans were partisan and Insistent In
their opposition, and tha Demerols were like
wise just as strong In their support of him, and
finally carried the day.
I IA member of tho committee speaking of the
session, said t
"The task of the Committee of Seventy nf
1871 was nothing compared to ours. They could
nomlnatoa straw man. The people were out with
shotguns then. This ear there doesn't teem to
be the same occasion for a committee, for the
People stop to quarrel over the politics of the
tnan who shall be nominated."
The general conference in the assembly room
f the United Charities building was called for
B:30 last night, but when that hour arrived the
Conferees were not ready. It was et Idem that
something was up. Republicans were talking
excitedly together, and pretty soon they filed
ut Into an anteroom and held a caucus.
Charles Stewart Smith and Simon Sterne were
making anxious inquiries for C. C. Ileaman, Peter
I). Olney. Gtiatav H. Schwab, and other members
of the beventy's Executive Committee. When
these ware got together In another little tide
room word went round Uat there was a hitch In
the programme. It was said that W. Tracers
Jerome had brought word from Mr. doff that
be would not stand as a candidate for Mayor
unless ha had the support of all of the anti
Tammany organizations. Ex-Sheriff James
O'Brien declared excitedly that Golf would not
get the support of his organization for Mayor,
though he might for Recorder. Charles Steck
ler and other representatives of the Independent
County Organization said that they had come to
the conference expecting to rote for GofTs can
didacy for Recorder, but did not isythat they
would not support him for Mayor.
Ther Republican caucus was tha first break,
an, On tha emergence of the Republican con
ferees, from the anteroom it iru announced that
they had agreed to support Col. William U
Strong for Mayor, and that the vote on the
proposition would have been unanimous had not
Abraham limber of the Twenty-third district
insisted on standing by his candidate. Congress
man Lemuel Ely Qulgg.
It waa after 0 o'clock when th representatives
of the Committee of Seventy emerged from their
retirement, and Lawyer C. C. Beaman took the
The Convention over which he presided was
quevrly constituted. The Republicans bad taken
eats at th extreme right of tha ball, and next
to them on the fn.iit rows sat th O'llrten men,
the ex-Hherttf, rl.erk-by-Jowi with Col. George
UUs. Rehlnd the O'Drlenlte sat the few rep
restatlte,of the Independent County Organi
sation. On the other aide of the hall. In front,
wera gathered the conferee of the German
American Reform Union. Tothfir.rof the Ger
mans was ex-Mayor Urace. with a sectlsn of bis
organisation, the other portion of which sand
wiched the men of the Good Government clubs.
In the extreme rear of toe hall, some seated and
one standing, were tbe Kerwlnlte. the Mil
hnllandltea, and the conferees of the Clvlo Union.
Chairman Ueamanmadea long speech, going
Into the history of the Committee of beveuty,
and telling how It had arrived at its conclusions.
" We have been talking with great freedom
when there have been no reporters around, but
here we must exercise a little more care. I come
from a Ann of talking lawyers, but I am not of
that kind. In fact, this Is the first time I eer
talked to an audience on political subjects."
Mr. Bcaman said that the first determination
of the committee was that a union of forces waa
necetsary to defeat Tammany Hall, and all or
ganizations that bao passu! icsolutlnns an
tagonistic to Tammany were Invited to Join that
union. How to effect the union, though, was
a great problem. The committee went to
work u select men who would be accept
able for candidate for the various offices
to be filled. Tbey picked out seven candidate
In all for Mayor, three Republicans and four
Democrats, any one of whom they thought
would make a good Maorlf he could beelectnl.
Bo It waa with all the other places to be Ailed,
excepting that of Recorder, for which they had
but one name.
"Tne uexi ining we aecmeu." rau ne. -was
that no man should goou the ticket who should
accept a nomination or endorsement from Tam
many Hall. U'beer Oar proposition Is that
this Is war. and that a man roust be ou one side
or the other." Cheers, bich were Indulged in
but feebl) by the Urace Democracy
Mr. Beaman then rehearsed the story of the
conferences which, have been had with the com
tnilteee from tbe several organizations. The
Republican argument, according to Mr. Ilea
man's statement, was that the Mayoralty candi
date should be n( their party, brcauie such a
candidate would have more organized totte tw
hind him than any other. The Good Gov
ernment clubs bad agreed to take any candidate
the committee might name. The antt-Tam- .
many Democrats said they would prefer a Dem
ocrat, but would not tote against a Republican.
Tbe independent County Organization repre
sentative took similar grounds. John E.MU
holland and his friends were with th regular
Republicans In favor of a Republican.
" But it was with our German friends that we
had the most fun." said Mr. Beaman. "They
seemed to hae more difference of opinion than
any of the others, and were honest and earnest
In expressing them, lint mest of them thought
they couldn't win with a Republican at tbe
head of the ticket. They didn't uy they
wouldn't support a Republican, but they did
ItU us that if ue named Republican fur Mayor
i mustn't b a PI -"
"Machine Republican," said a helpful dele
gsteon th Republican Id of the house ho
nas a little fearful that Mr, Beaman waa about
to name names.
Mr, Beaman said that efforts had been mads
to secure the coowni of Seth Low to become a
candidate, but he Lad declined ou set rial occa
sion. Coming to the story of the conference with
Mr Grace and his frieuds. Mr Ileaman said thai
when the gentlemen presented their resolu.
tUq i endorsing Mr, GofT they pledged themtelves
thai If bettM-ted hU adnilnUtratkin would
be "against antt.Tuinraau)." I Loud laughter
from the Republican side 1 laugmer
Mr Beaman wauled to read the Grace Ilemoo.
rary reduilon. but the Republicans shouted,
Sft.11? . ' " ad it," d h rafrelned
- VWH. Ijeaman maj lw a fuol In politic. II
Py,b Uen buncoed, in fatt. mj bewbui
U called a green S"d iduie-on." continued ,
l'katrroaii."l;iHf the men wlui drew thi
resolutions did not mean what thiwe resolution
pus cl bet sruro than au men who hate
been befor ijo.T to be examined "
This produced muih laughter and applause
en the prt of tho O'ilrltn men and the ludr
pendent Coiibtt men
Mr teanieulheu told of the loug session of
the comuutue during the d ), and of the huiw
they had of presenting a full si iti. Thai couVl
co( M done, iujweter, and tbey hud auned that
ths rt of the libu-es on the tickil should go In
th party which did not get tho laiidlJutJ for
"" want eter man in all the antl-Tmn
nxnx organizations to support one and thesaino
ticket," he said " We slncerelv hope the) w III.
but In our selection of a candidate it hasbrrii
necessary for u to get the elropgc.l
FHff- ! .?'" to consider tl iuui.
Ullly of iter being a third tlokst' if
there are thjt tickets, tto want our
SJJS l?im !E?1nt1T0t:Bettr. There Is a
UM,7ri A7fiartt"Vi,e4 b'u, nepubtlciMii for
HlriJiSt A!?sftr' J.'8 u. mn who w p
ff..utXr,.uM,cftn l''l committee
&iu tifS Mm ltiyt'Ftlnir the corruption of
2SJn'tl,wn" cJ.l7' Ue ,0Pk tht place when
ii'iISwSra.bLlcn and 1'emocratlo law
r?hVn1,.iwUh..MCU'' .Few of us knew
P ?.!!. n,n hit work. How many know
"iiSSrS.J'eF from the 0rM mn'1 Yo"
"15, 1r,n,,,MTrJer whojhat better done hit
a "ffciT t,WT r.y,.,.actl0P t " thn John
A, -ii .i1'"1 follow that K man who has
l""? ?Ji m!I ".T.?1" ' of "esslty a good
man for Ma O'Brien cheers.l
AJ!.r;i2TuU'U " t. 'ix1' of "John
Ai.Vi:-lrtl?an'w,,?n was corrected
with refereto the middle Initial, He went
?,n ,0-."ll Prtlcularly to the Hepub
Ucnnl '. ,a,commlttee. Although he's a
l)emTaU'sld ho. ''wo Republicans votI
for him oe we think well of hlms wo have
l'."!1 ,.niJ?.1"l.n,ra. fo.r wlRt h l"1" done.
It is object! J,t lie Is a partisan. He Is as
noifpartlstflmanaRl know of. llo'a n parti
fan when tights for his party, but when he
has ndutjrief cfo for the city he does it Irre
spectltoosiJty." Th" ,1'ltts to which Mr. Beaman said all
candlilateetkhe Committee of Seventy would
bavetonuislibe was then read by Secretary
inure. IttBnws with the resolutions attached:
Munlclpslol eminent should be entirely divorced
from rrty sajirn end from telflnh persons! ambttlnn
or sln lefrronnmlrsl, honest, snd htnUiuiullks
msnfmeio municipal trfalrs lies nothing to do
with mil th or national or Htste politics We do
not sik snjajjien to give up his psrtr on natlonsi or
Rtste tMuriHit to rj.e above psrtltsnshlp to the
broad plsnaCritUrothlp and to unite In an earnrat
drnian 1 fan nomination and eleetlrn of nttlng
csnrtlilsteii HhtsTcr their national party afllllstloni.
.The KOTrtBent of the elty of NewSork In the
hsniliof luaVientadmtnlilrator It marked lirror
niptlon. In Aency, and aitravaitsneei lis municipal
drpsrtnieiii not conducted In the Interests of the
city si IsreiBit for private gnln andtpartlun adrsn
te. Allnaeaor rltlteni, rlrhand poor alike iuf
ffr under tMk eondltlons. This mltgnvernment en
dsnrr" thajalth and morality of the community.
amldrprlnBselllieniof the rrotcctMn of life ami
pr petty taSblch they are entitled.
The rail Mi to the iltliens of rw York to face the
risiwrrrs ua confront them, and resolutely to de
termine ttisi hrfto condition shall ceaiu1, and that the
affalra of tatltr thAll henceforth lie eonducteil at a
well-orderdl efficient, snd economical hoiuehotd In
the iDteroslif the health, comfort, and safety of th
WedeneA-eas repnansnt to the spirit and letter
of our Insujllons any nlKrlmtnatlon among citizens
bcrauao artce or religious belief.
We UewsM that the publlo service of this city be
ron1uct qiKin a strictly non partlaan baala, that all
aubordlnlej appointments and promotions be baaed
onclTll eeVlce exsmlnatlona, and that all examina
tion, metal snd physical, be plsced under the con
trol of tstfuii Service Commlaalon.
W deuid that tbe quality of th public schools be
Improve, their rapacity enlarged, anil proper play
BToundnnTlrted, so that every child within the aa-ce
required)! law shall have admission to th aLhoola.
the heaklr the children be protected, snd that all
auch njuern Improvements be tntroduoed as will
mako or publlo schools the equal of those In any
other ctr ui tbe world.
t e trSsf thst the propetty alresdy seqnlred by the
city unerihe Hmall l'ark act shall be promptly de
voted t flie purposes of thlaaequUlllon, soihstour
pKiple I the drneely populated parts of our city shall
full eof the benefits of such expenditures.
wetirajgreatcr care and thoroiiKhnesa In tho en
forrenngnf th health laws, and demand thecatab
tunnies' it more efllcteut safegusrd. against disease.
we Tr ths eatabllahmrnt at appropriate places
througosjt the city of adequate public baths and
laratofor the promotion of cleanliness and In
It a dreand the adoption of a thorough system of
atrretatfulnc. which shall also Include a proper dla
poalttfiaif the rafuaa and garbage, so that uur harboc
may tx sppt freo from obatructlon and defllemcnt
snd thmtlKhborlnp aliorea clear of offal, thus con
formist tii method. In other great clllrs.
ttecil or Increased rapid transit fatuities In this
We eJ for the Improvement of the docks snd
water k its of uur first maritime city, so that It
ahallrU r theadvanfagoatowi-'ch It la entitled by
It iiul? twaltlon. with Ita unrlvalleil harlnr.
1 ttha illy fsror the separation of municipal from
State sal istloual elections, and a larger measure of
We ral to the people of this city to cast aside
party p ludlce and to rombiuo with uslnadetr.
mined el rt to elect candidates chosen solely with
rerrrrttalo their ability snd Integrity snd pledged
to coat) I the affairs of this rlty on a strictly
non pailitn baala, and who will, as far as may
be In Urlr power. Insure good government to the
tlty of fcsv York,
jUmJiti That In th opinion of this eommltlee,
John W duff Is the csadldste for stsyor who is mo.i
likely iistaure the united support of anil Tammany
voters, taB Is st the same time the most at snd proper
person pL nominated for that office. In order to em
body th) f ubtlc sentiment, which calls for the honest,
Juaf, cisl, snd efficient government of this city.
nuoai. Thst we recommend him to tha support of
all paturganlzattona In UvU city who sra opposed to
thailosllatlaa of Tammany JlalL
i!toar'a'h'we lavlt fartker "inference jrlta
other tjl Tarnrnany orgsnlzstlons In regard, to the
names candidates for th remaining city oBlces,
flttMi, That, a zlsyor having been selected rrom
one pollcAl party, tbe remainder of the candidates
shooUal substantially selected from the other party,
Th dl-A. P. A. plank wag loudly cheered.
Mr. H nan explained tbnt tbe platform was
not ptr entcd for adoption by the conference,
and n' ole waa taken thereon.
No that you know In a general wny what
our cot imlttee has decided," raid Chairman
Urania: "what shall we do about Hi"
S' the decision of tour committee unani
mous r" called out Col. Illlsa from the Repub
lic an sr U, and the O'Brien men cheered.
The I lalrman admitted that the decision to
present loff's name ttusnot unanimous and he
w ent on to make another appeal to the Republl
cans ti ct aside their partisanship and vote for
"Nov gentlemen, will you, as Republicans?"
heaupti led. and Col. Illlss shouted a good round
"No." hlch elicited man cheers.
"But will you gite me a chance to try and
persuade out" continued Mr. Beaman. "I
know that there uro sumo determined men
amors you. I want tn tell you. too, that there
are a lot of dishonest persous who don't want
Mr. God to run for Mayor."
' Tlitro are a lot of that kind who do not want
him U run for Recorder," interrupted Oen.
" Those are tbe fellows who have been caught.
I refer to the fellows who don't want to be
caught. retorted Mr. Beaman, Laughter.
At th! point Mr. Beaman announced Mr.
GofT ultimatum, which had been sent to the
committee earlv in the evening, and which was
to the effect that nnless every organization
united In his nomination be would not become
the candidate forMaor,
"Oentlemen," said Mr. Benman. "do you
want any better citizen than the manwho won't
take tbe risk of dividing jouforthe benefit of
Tammany? 1 appeal to jou, my Republican
friends, again, and I don't press ou to answer
to-night. Let us take time to consider this mat
ter, and then see If you will be of the same opin
ion thst you cannot consent to the nomination
of ant Democrat."
" Nil Democrat," aqueaked Johnnie Plmpson,
and W M K, Olcott got up to emphasize this
"I regret terv much to hear from tbe Com
mittee of oetenty." said he, "of theso argu
ments the result of which we, aarepresentlngthe
Republican part, cannot acquiesce in. We have
not the lower from our convention to do so. While
not absolutely Instructed in that regard, it was
the unanimous exprcislon of opinion of our
conveutlou that we Insist on the nomination of
a Republican for Mayor. Nor do I believe that
action was the result of selfishness, but of a
lesson learned from expertenro and history. The
Republican party has endorsed Democrats be
fore, but it cannot get the full strength of the
Republican vote cast fur them Wedo not occu-
Fy an anomalous position. The portion of the
lemocrary onpoeed tn Tammany Hall has not a
voting constituency no largo as our that they
should Insist that npuo hut a Democrat lie nomi
nated. The representative of that organiza
tion here to-night are applaudlug tour choice of
a uon-partlsan candidate because he happens to
be one of their number "
Chairman iteaman rautlonrd Mr. Olcott to be
vcryrareful to say nothing that might prevent
etentual uulon, ettu if It were nota union on
Mr.UofTaa thoraudldate for Mayor. Mr, Olcott
said that he would try not to be too fiery, and
" When we were Invited to this conference w
expected to confer, and we cannot do that with
out dlscuwlon. All that you have said regard
ing Mr Golf personally finds a ready echo
in our minds. Mr, Golf has played
his part as a lawter well. He has
sertrd his t Rents amy. Because of his
ability as a lawjer we think him more
directly in the line of a Recorder. Such a norul,
nation would have our hearty concurrence. In
clccil.lt might tome from us ourteltea. We
recognize the attractlteness of Mr.OorT mes.
me, but perhaps he has In consideration our
100.000 votes In this city "
Mr. Olcott went on to complain that the Re
publicans had lost ten days which .hey might
liaTedetoted to their tuiivass, expecting that
they were to take part In a conference, instead
of that they fouuu they hsd met to hate a nnin
Ination die tated to them, He said that they hail
held a meeting and had utianlmously agreed
that thet could not ask their County t'oiiten,
tlou, which Is to meet to-night, to uomiuuto a
Democrat for Major
"I want to say a word tn emphasize what Mr,
Olcott has said' put In Col, I Ilia. "I hero Is n
great deal more certainty of tour nomination,
Mr Chairman, yes, and tour election for Mator
than that John W, Golf lould get ten
votes in our County Contention, 1 want
to add further that ut our meeting this et cuing
after wo had heard ouhad decided to recom
mend the iiomluatlon of Mr Got! wo voted
unanimously to vote fur tlto uuiuinatluu of
William K Wrong." T
'I hi announcement waa received with loud ap
plause, which was heartily joined In by the rep.
rtMiitatltcsof the O'Brien Deiuocrac), and an
anthualoatlo Re piibltcau conferee shouted nut:
"I'ol Mrouu's thesecoud choice of the Com
I liarliM, btewart hmlth, seeing that It was Im.
lsibloto make Mr Guff tho nominee, made
ale appeal to the Republicans tu adlnuru tbrlr
Contention to-morrow night and glte the
Committee of bevrnty more time to nego
tluiwa more suoctssful deal Ho ald that he
didn't hcllete that there was anybody present
who did not think that Tammany Hall would
OuniinuzJ git Tntnt Voq.
ENGLAND IS IN THE DARK.
TJTJC CAHIXBT MEETS, IIVT GIVES
HOT A ItlXT OP ITS DOIXOS.
"Threaten Kveatnslltle la tha Kaat" I
the If yatleal Explaaatloa ef the Saddest
C'onaeO Meeting Tie Home Befeaea
Bqnadroa la Ordered to Gibraltar an
Home Vessel tVItt lie Meat to Chi
aeae Water Vat-ton Bpeenlatloa.
London, Oct. 4." Threatened eventualltlea
in the East" It the official explanation of the
summoning of the emergency Cabinet council
which plunged all Europe Into a veritable war
panto yesterday. This explanation will not find
ready accrptanco In the light of such knowledge
of tho Eastern situation at the public possesses.
An order Issued by tho Lords of the Admiralty
to-night will be regarded as of vastly greater
importance and significance than tho meagre,
unsatisfactory announcement which came from
official hands after the adjournment of tho
This decree transfers at once the headquar
ters of tho Channel squadron navy from Ports
mouth toGlbraltar. In other words, tho strong
est section of tha British navy, that designed
for tho home defence, Is suddenly ordered prac
tically to reSnforce the British squadron tn the
There are to many explanations pmslblo of
this action that. In the absence of all definite
knowledge, it Is, perhaps, useless to specu
late. It Is reported to-day from another semi
official sou re o that no Issues betwyen France
and England aro In such an acute atage that
tbey cannot bo safely left to diplomacy for ad
justment. To-day's strango naval order tends
to confirm this statement, for, although in the
event of hostilities between France and Eng
land, the former power would probably strike
tho earliest blow against tho British Mediter
ranean fleet, yet Great Britain would noter
leave her own coast unprotected In order to meat
a leaser danger.
Orders for tho material reinforcement of the
Asiatic squadron were also Issued after the Cab
inet adjourned this afternoon, but theso In
structions aro by no means sufficiently Im
portant to demand Cabinet advice or sanction.
The first-class cruiser St. George, recently com
missioned, will tall Immediately from Ports
mouth to Join Admiral Frcmnntlo's forco In
Chlneso waters. The second-class cruiser
-Volus and tho gunboats Redbreast and Pigeon
were transferred from tbe East Indian to tho
Asiatic squadron. The small gunboat Bramble
will go from the Mediterranean to Aden, and
the new torpedo gunboat Hebe, from the re
serve, will take tha Bramble's place.
There is not even a hint aa yet of the sndden
and startling tidings which caused the hasty
summons of tho Cabinet. It was definitely as
certained to-day that at 11 o'clock on Tuesday
morning there was nothing in sight to call the
Cabinet together until the meeting In tho ordi
nary course six weeks hence. Five hours later
the most urgent despatches were sent to the ab
sent Ministers in all directions. The attempt to
Intercept lis rcourt in Paris failed, and none of
the messages tent to various points of his Jour
ney reached him until ho was too far away to
get back to London In time.
Every effort was made after the adjournment
to-day to minimize the importance of the con
ference, and two or three Ministers will leave
town again to-morrow. The Cabinet was In
session a little more than two hours- Tre most
common'aajumptrbn among tha members of
Parliament and other publlo men to-night is
that tbera bad been suddenly discovered a secret
plot or International scheme underlying the
Japanese-Chinese war, and that a great power,
presumably Russia, has antl-Engllah designs
dependent on Chinese defeat. All this is mero
All tho excitement of the past two days would
hate been avoided If the crisis had occurred
while Parliament was in session. Special Cabi
net councils would then havo no public signifi
cance. When England and Franco wera
literally on the terge of war over the 81am dif
ficulties, fourteen months ago, the matter was
dealt with by the Cabinet without the public re
allying tbe danger till weeks after the crisis had
By Ms VnUtd rretM,
The "council of Ministers, for which a call w as
Issued two daya ago, met In Downing street nt
noon. When the meeting opened, hlr William
Harconrt, Chancellor of tho Exchequer, and
Henrv Campbell-Bannerman. Secretary of State
for War. had not arrived. Mr. Henry i-pwler,
Kecretary of State for India, was also absent.
Tho council closed at 1:40 P.M. , ,
The Central News announces tsml-ofnclally
that the proceedings of the Cabinet council were
chiefly detoted to affairs In the East. '1 he Cen
tral Newt alweayt on teml-offlclal authority that
tho Cabinet decided to send two additional
cruisers and two more gunboats to China.
The Exchange Telegraph Company says that
0,000 troops will be sent from India to protect
the treaty porta In China. The First Rifle
Brigade will leave Calcutta on Oct. 13 fur Hong
Kong. The other troops which are expected to
ho despatched Include the Northumberland
Fusiliers, two battalions of Ghoorkas, and four
regiments of tilkhs and drafts from the Pun
Jauh, Lord Rosebery has gone to his seat at Dalmeny
Park, Linlithgowshire, and the other Ministers
are returning to their hcteral resorts In the
countrt whenro they were summoned.
The Tfntn will print to-morrow a despatch
from Us Porls correspondent saying that Mr.
I'hipps, Secretary of the Embassy nnd Charge
d'Artalrrs In tha absence of Lord Diifferln,
the British Ambasiuulor, had an tntertlew
wlthM, Hanntaux. Foreign Minister, nnd the
Intercourse of tho two was very cordial. After
leaving M, Hanotaux, Mr. I'hipps expressed his
conviction that any difficulties which may have
arisen between France and England are per
fectly susceptible of settlement.
The IMlu Xtu says: "There is no reason
whatever to believe that the alarmist rumors of
tha last few da were the offspring of any In
spiration but that arising from a complete mis
understanding of the actual state of things."
The fctatufrtrd says: "Whatever truth there
may hate been in yesterday's rumor, all dan
ger of a rupture, if such existed, has vanished,
thanks tn the conciliatory disposition of the
Frem h statesmen." ....
The M. Jumttt (laittte says 1inl Duffcrin,
the British Ambassador tn France, who is hav.
Ingaleateof absence at Clandeboye House, his
teat at Belfast, baa been summoned In Iindun.
The firotitrl says: " It Is difficult to under
stand why an act so purely adminlstratlto a
that of increasing the squadron In Chinese
waters ronld not have been decided without
summoning the Cabinet In hot haste from all
parta of the United Kingdom and Europe."
The TtUgratih remark that three of tho five
ships ordered to China coull not possibly ar
lit n there In time to ntrrt a possible massacre
of British subjects, nor could a vessel of the
typo of the first-class cruiser ht. George 1
needed merely to keep order at treaty ports.
1 he uaper hints that tutslbly a further emer
gene) is being prot ided for.
THE rtlENtll CABINET MKETINtl,
Paris, Oct. 4 T French .Ministerial coun
cil met In the Palace of the Eleee to-day In
pursuance of the rail Issued on tb:id Instant,
Alter soma discussion it was decided loinstl.
tute pnicecdlngs against the 'irfl fmrrfrr for
its recent publication regarding the, French
armt mann-uvrva, which Is looked upuu as au
Insult to the ann.
Thedccree apiwlntlng Unroll do Courrel Am,
hassadortn Great Britain to succeed M Decrnls,
recalled, has been signed by President Catimlr,
It Is understood that the Council decided upon
Immedtatuandciurgetlo action lit Madagascar,
Tlffc' J.lt7.1af.lff TUOUnhK,
Pmar' Itesldeat-Ueneral VAana Caresa,
aa to Go to the Coast,
I.OMMis.Oct 4 A despahh from Port Louis
to a news agency here, received to-dt), repeats
the denial previously mode that a blockade of
the ports of Madagascar hod len proclaimed.
'1 ha despatch odd that the report arose through
tho misconstruction of tbe step taken by the
French war ships along the roast to prstint th
lauding of arms and ammunition for the Horns.
The same dcspalc h say that the i renck Resident-General
lu Madagascar warned the settlers
In tho Uland to repair to the roast. In view of the
posalbllll) that liollltllv might occur. Many
I of them followed bis adtice and went to the
roast towns, but Bishop Caxet and the Catholic
mbuioutrlcs on the Uland remained at their
SUE KISSED AI.lt SHE MET.
Men Ilngged by ITholeaale la It road way,
A comely, well-dressed woman about 3S years
old spent over an hour In Broadway, Williams
burgh, near Berry street, )csterday afternoon,
In hugging and kissing every man who came
within her reach, Showaa rather large in stat
ure and well proportioned, and old men, young
men, largo men, and small men who camo with
in her clutches had to submit to her embraces
and bo kl-scd. Borne of them took It good
natu redly and laughed with the crowd that
looked on. whllo others torn themselves away
and rushed off amid the howls of the spectators.
At these exhibitions of temper tho woman
laughed heartily and looked around for another
The first man to fall victim to her kisses was
talking to a couple of friends ataatrcet corner
when the woman sidled up, and, throwing her
arms around his neck. Imprinted a kiss on lilt
check. He tried to draw himself away, but tho
woman held him fast and kissed him again and
again desplto his struggles. He looked around
for his friends, but they hsd lied. Finally the
woman released blm, and the man ran off at
fast as his legs could carry him.
The woman's appetite for kisses evidently
grew with what It had fed upon, nnd shoheaded
the crowd that had gathered, i niching at every
man within distance. In the three blocks which
the travelled she tnught no lest than a dozen
men, and hugged and kissed them all When
she reached tho ferry at the foot of the ttreet
she encountered a policeman, whom the asked
to direct her to a car. Haying to those, near her,
" I guess I'll go home," she set out to board a
car, but the conductor, seeing that she was fol
lowed by the crowd, refused to tnke heron.
"All right, dear," she snld, "there are others,"
and got down from the step.
At this juncture abont arrived ntoneof tho
slips, and paasenrers from It began tn pour Into
the streit. This was tho woman's golden oppor
tunity, and sha did not hcsltnto to take ample
adtantagonf It. In consequence, any numlwr of
men tt ero forced to submit to hugs and kisses,
while thn women passengers looked on with
mingled horror and nmusoment.
Finnll). when there w ero no nioro tlctlms In
sight the woman lionrded a car In which a num
ber of men hail taken refuge from her, Utr up
pcarancoat the rear door wan the signal for a
precipitate rush to tho front door, and tu a
eccond every man was on tho front platform
with tho door securely shut- The wo
mini thereupon left tho car nnd walked
outside tn tha front platform. Tho
men didn't run this time, howetnr, for n police
man had boarded tho front plnlform and they
et Identl) felt secure. Tho policeman told tho
woman Hint If she didn't go liome and stop an
no) lug people ha would arrest her. 1 ho woman
laughed good-naturedly, and told htm that If ho
would come flown from the platform she would
git e htm the sweetest kiss he ever hail. Ho de
clined with thanks as the car d rote off. Tho
crowd In the mean time had dispersed, nnd tho
womnn Imnrdod tho next car, evidently tired
out. If nut satiated, with kissing.
JfJt5. 1111ATTOS WILT. FIOUT.
Ate Answer to lie Filed Dcnylasi Her Il-e-bnnd's
If J. Coleman Drnj ton succeeds In getting tho
dttorce from his wife, Charlotte Augusta Dray
ton, for which ho has brought suit in the
Trenton courts, it will only bo after a fight.
Hitherto those who were In a position to know
had declined to state whether or not Mrs. Dray
ton would fllo an answer to her husband's
charges. Now Lnwcr Herbert A. bhipman,
counsel for Mrs. Drayton, states that an answer
will lie filed den)tng In toto the allegations
brought by the plaintiff. Mr. Shlpman was
teen at hit office In Temple Court ) eslerday by
a 8ch reporter. In answer to the reporter's
question he said that an answer hod not yet
" But Mrs. Drayton will certainly file a reply,"
said the lawyer. "This has never for a moment
been In doubt." . ,
"When will it be filed f aV,sd tha reporter.
"Tnat has been loft entirely to the Judgment
of Mrs. Drnrton's counsel. There hate been
many statements lu the newspapers that tho
time In which the reply could tie tiled had ex
pired, or would soon expire, and that Mrs, Dray
ton would allow Judgment to be taken by de
fault. It was said that she would not defend
tbe suit- All such reports are most wickedly
untrue. I will state positively that Mrs Dray
ton's reply will bo filed, and that It will bo a
most complete, full, nnd absolute denial of each
anil rteryallegatlonof her husluind'scomplaliit
Furthennore, no cannot win this present suit,
I may add that cqunsel will not Ilia a reply on
Oct. II, nor will they lie lu default by not doing
so. In acasoof this kind counsel always ar
range between themselves for the tiling of all
necessary papers In tho cac."
Mr. Milpman declined to say anything further
about the case, merely adding that It was to be
settled In the courts and not In the new sivn pent.
In his application for divorce Mr. Uruytoft
charges his wlfo with Immoral conduct with
Hallett Alsop Borrnwe, citing a number of
places, among them tho Drat ton place at Hcr
nardstillc, N. J., tho Hotel Terminus, London,
and "The Palette" In this city.
sror jir ms isfaxt uavqiiter.
Polleemaa Knopf Z,lfe Eadaagercal by at
Policeman Philip Knopf Is l)Ing at the point
of death In tho Fordham Hospital with a bullet
wound tn bis left tide. Two months ago Knoot
was transferred to the High Bridge pollcu sta
tion from Church street and was assigned to the
mounted police. Ho lives tnaneat cottage on
Anderson at enite, near Orchard street, and has
a w ife and fit e children.
Knopf rode home at 1:30 o'clock yesterday
afternoon to dinner and was met at tho door by
little Margery, his "H-i car-old daughter. He
kissed tho child, listened to her chatter a
moment, nnd then went tn his room, followed
by the little one, to chango his damp clothing
for a dry suit. As ho slipped off his trousers
lilsretolter fell from the pockpt to the floor,
lie did not pick It up at once, and, attracted by
its glitter. Margery loi!d!ed over and sired it.
Iter father, frighteiinl at the possibility of Ihe
child's touching the trigger, sprang forward,
and grabbing the weapon by the barrel snatched
it from her. The child' tinge r must havo been
on the trigger, as tho weapon exploded. The
bullet struck: Knopf In the left breast.
He fell to the floor, und Margery screamed
with terror nt tho report and her father's fall,
Mrs Knopf ran tn the room, and found her hus
band barely nblo to sixuk. hhe screamed for
help. Roundsman Ferdon heard her cries, and
rode up on a gallop, A hurry call was sent to
Fnrdliam Hospital, and the wounded man was
taken there. .
'Hie wounded man lost strength rapidly, and
It was not thought safe In risk probing for the
bullet. It Isbelleveil to hate grazed his heart,
and the surgeons i onsldc r roc ovi ry doubtful.
Knopf has been Un)ear on the police fore.
J).V'T HAVE TO HHEAK JAIL.
Just Uemarkeat tbat lie Wai Free aad Waa
PATiHAOf , N J , Oct. 4, -Peter Foley, a pris
oner in the county Jail, who was Indicted In
1H01 for atrocious assault on Felix McKtown,
and who waa captured on!) a week ugo, pleaded
guilt) lu the County Court this afternoon, and
waa sentenced to two years In State prison.
Constable Tappan and Klefer handcuffed him
in court, took lilm acro-a the )anl to Ihe Jail,
and turned hlui ov er to tho rare of Keeper Vrer
laud, with tho remark, "'ibis malt got two
roley wsssent from the prison office to the
corridor, w here he was mot b) James Dougherty,
another keeper, . . ... .....
"Well. I gut oft lucky this tlms." Foley said,
" What did )otl get ? ' asked lloughrrt)
"beiilemu was suspended, and I mmuovir t
get my nut and saj good-b), I'll be a better
boy hereafter, and )ou'll net rr see mo again "
Dougherty said hew ai glad to hear this, and
got Foley's i oat, helped him tu put it on. and
uh red him Into Ihe prison ollli e Keeper t rce.
land stopped Inlcyah was firing out of the
door and said . " I fe re, it here- nro t ou going V ,
That's all rl.-ht. let him go," sliuuted Dough.
VthciiFoIe) was half ta acinss tha prlon
) ard someone' exclalimei, "A prisoner's leap
Ri fore the prison ofliecr and eourt ronstable
until recover f-om their surprise, Foley wa
golugdown Grand street, two block awa) 11
soUkht re fugo in the tenement row known a
"Troy' Flats," where his mother live. Tha
constables wentufterhliu. but he hail not beeu
caught up to a latu hour It Is believed that
the officer were afraid to press tho fugitive too
Pror. Helta tMaktlaa-.
Prof Vlnccnzo Bottt. who fell from a window
of his residence, i."3 Wistthirt-setenth street,
early on Tuesday morning, was said last night
to bo sinking rapidly aa tbe result of concussion
of tht brain caused by th faU, Ue was un
cvuatiou. MssaasaataajkaasataVAawsWU Tl' .q.v
GEORGIA'S BIG SURPRISE.
THE DEMOCRATIC MAJOJttTT EE
DICED TO ABOUT 10,000,
Several Coagrera District Retaraed Pnsm.
list Majorities, Among Taern Ilctng Tom
Talson'a-roptillsl IN-epaHaa; for No-venaber'a-TwItlr
Will ne as Candidate,
Atlanta, Out, 4. There will be sixty-five
Populist members In ths Georgia Legislature
which will meet in this city in next November.
Returns comltg in to-day, officially verified,
pull down Atkinson's majorities, and tt looks
now as If he would not have more than 10,000
In the State. This Is the first time tlnce 1870
that tho Democratic majority has fallen bsluw
40,000. It has ranged fiom 00,000 to 70,000.
The Democratic majority last year was 05,000.
The most startling feature of the election,
however, Is tho fact that several Congress dis
tricts show clean Populist majorities, which
may smash the solid Democratic delegation in
November next. In the First, Second, Elev
enth, and Eight districts, where tho Populists
wsre hardly organised and where they did not
run Legislative tickets In half the counties, the
Democratic majorities of two years sgo war re
duced 60 per cent. In Henry G, Turner's dis
trict, the Eleventh, where hardly a Populist
county tlckot appeared, tho Dcmocratlo major
ities fell off GO per cent. The Tenth, Tom
Watson's old district, gate a clear Populist ma
jority. Tho Fourth, now represented by Charles
J, Moses, Is Populist also, and returns coming In
from the Set enth Indicate that that district will
be Populfot also. Carter Tate's district, tbe
Ninth, only missed being 1'opullst by atvtn
There Is a strong impression that ths disas
trous result to Democracy Is due to Socretary
Hoke Smith and Congressman Henry O. Turner.
Two years ago In tho Presidential campaign
Hoko Smith refused to act tn tho discussions
under direction of Chairman Atkinson of the Ex
ecutive Committee. Now that Atkinson was run
ning for the Governorship Smith throw himself
Into the campaign making a clear fight against
free silver coinage except by tha agreement
with foreign nations. This was controverting
the position previously taken by tho State plat
form and tho nomlneo forOotcrnor. Congress
man Turner, In advocacy of the same Ides, went
into every district, almost wholly avoiding his
ow n, nnd declared for Cleveland's t lews. The
Populists wera quick to catch onto this WTagle
in Democratio ranks and tantalized free silver
Democrats with the position of the Administra
tion as developed by the two representatives
stumping tho State. From that time tho at
tendance on Democratic meetings fell off and
the Populist meetings Increased largely.
It was In this condition of unrest that the
Dcmocratlo State Committee rrfused tha re
quest of tho Populists for representation on tho
Boards of Election Managers. Unfortunately
for the Democrats, the close voto which is liclng
reported affords tho Populists tho opportunity
of declaring that tho result will he tampered
with In many counties. Whllo there Is hardly
liny legttlmata room for tuch a charge, yet It
doubtless will bo made so constantly as to grow
Into a belief.
The Republicans voted solidly with tho Popu
lists all through the State, though there was a
considerable division of the colored vote, owing
to the presence of campaign monc on both
tides. The Populists aro hurrying up to-night
about naming Congress candidates in the doubt
ful districts. Ther will try to elect Cary J.
Thornton In the Fourth, W. II. Felton In. tbe
Beventh, Newton J. Twltty tn the Ninth, and
Thomas E. Watson In ths Tenth.
KOSTVlt Jt VIAE AXD THE TOT.ICE.
Aa Alleged Item or SZ3.000 for Proteetloa
llgurcsln Mr. llanaDaerateln'a Mult,
At-n in v, Oct. 4. Application was made tn
Attorney-GenerU Hancock today, on behalf of
Oscar llaramcrsteln, that ho bring an action
against John Knstcr and Albert Blal and the
Koster & Blal company for their removal as di
rectors of the company, on the ground of mis
conduct and malfeasance In office. Mr. Ham
mrrstcln Is the third director of the company,
and was represented by Howe A Hummel,
Isaao Fromme and Prof. C. A. Collin appeared
for the corporation and the two directors. Tra
cy, Boardman & Piatt will also represent the
At ths request of the attornejs for the com
pany, an adjournment was taken until 11:30
A. M. Oct, 13, as the papers were not ssrved
In his charge of Improper expenditures by
Koster &. Bial.Mr. Stelnhardt claimed that there
was an Item of $J 000 on the books of the com
pany which Mr. Hammersteln waa told, when
he Inquired regarding It, was paid for police
protection, Mr, Fromme denied this, and said
no such explanation was made.
Mr. Fromme adt ancwl aa an argument against
the claim that the affairs of the company wera
being mlsmsnaged a statement tbat last month
the company had cleared $14,000 on a capital
invested of 1140.000.
Tho action which the Attorney-General Is
asked to bring. If successful, would contemplate
the removal by the rourts of Messrs. Koster as
Blal as directors and tho appointment by the
Governor, with tbe npprnval of the Senate, of
their successors, and, pending tho decision of
the courts tn such an action, the appointment of
a temporary rec clt er,
I f a new rlrctlonof directors should be ordered
by the courts, Mrsars. K"terfc Blal, owning a
majority of tho stm k, could reflect thrmselt e',
and this Mr. Hainmerstctn wishes tn avoid.
The Attorney-Genersl cannot remember when
ant Filch Blmllar action waa eter asked for.
Hone A. Hummel aro to prepare the affi
davits on which they ask that this action bo
brought and serve them on the other side to
morrow, Koster & Blal's attornejs will then
fllo their answer and the arguments on the
merits of the taee will commence before the
Attorney-General a week from baturdaj.
MEX WERE DECEIVERS EVER,
Crust Hoax I'ractlaed by C'apt, Nevrbold oa
Huseepllble llrooklya vVomCB,
Zillah Aluieda Young, who lives with Mrs.
Gnrscllno at 017 Gates avenue, Brookl)ti, re
cently answered tbe following advertisement:
lam a blond, 40 years old, hare a nice home; en
dowed with all worldly comforts, esceptlng a kind,
lovlDgwlfe, AdJress Capt. Niwsolu.
Miss Young halls from Rldgeway, Elk county.
Pa, where Mrs, Gorsellne used to lite. She
arrived in Brook!) n three months ago and
made her homo with Mrs, Gorsellne. While she
waa reading the newtpaiiers to rind a inb Capt.
Newbold's pronal caught her o c. blievvrotu
to him, and received the fullnwlng.
My Pear Bias toe sm 1 base read and reread your
sensible letter. ant It hasmaleau Impression ou my
auscepllUilltlc. I should like to sen ou. Kuupwa
rou meat in at the corner of ledford avenue aud ul
nu atre e t on Tuesday P II next at J JO o i lis. k, when
we can lak a drive lo the Island a stroll through the
park, ami, tietter still. a chicken and m cool bottl at
some uelghburlng resuuraut I shall wear a (ray
suit wliU a red flower I am Hot t'apt .NswIwlJ uat
seated lu Ihu pcrsoual, but II A, Wave, la allsln
eerily oura, II A Wave.
Miss Young dressed herself In her best und
was at the place at tho appointed time. Hiein
tlied thcro other fashionably dressed women
They walked to and fro, seeming to bo waiting
for some one. Miss Young cv eiitually suspected
that she was the vlitlmof a Joke, unq wosabout
tu gnaway when a short, stout man ne coaled
her and said that a frleiul of hi was tn meet a
lad) on that corner. He invited Mis Young tu
walk with him hho got aiury uud he left
Miss iouuk lingered, and Dually Ihe other
women, otiu after another, stepped up tu her and
asked her if tin) was Malting for a man. t-he
replied lu the negative, and then tho wniucu
confided tu her that they were walling for Cupt
Ncvvbold, ami had answered his personal it
was alter o'cIcm s, when the women left.
Aa OU bolt Agalaat Jay Uaala aUvIv1.
It was reported esterday that the old suit of
Thomas G Shearman, the law) er and single tax
advocate, against tho late Jay Gould for f 140.
000 for legal services rendtred, had been re
vived against the Gould heirs In the buprvine
Court. Brooklyn. Mr. Micarmaii said that the
suit was of a frivndly nature, and that be had
nothing to say about it. Mr, Goodwin of the
firm of Vanderpoel. Cuming & Good vein, who
represent tho Gould heirs, alto refused to talk.
asstttailatM'lsaaailtlMliliiTiilll ill 1 1 III II 1 ifl lliliTnM
RUSSIA'S DOOMED RVI.ER.
It I Bald the Crara Death Mar Be r.
peettd ta a Few Week.
Rrttus, Oot, 4. The Krtui ZtUung, which
usually obtains accurate newt of the Russian
court, learnt that the Czar ts In a far worse state
of health than has been officially admitted, nnd
that his death may be expected within a few
weeks. The Czarina, according to this Informa
tion, has been made fully awaro of her hut
The visit of tho Czarewltch to Darmstadt was
postponed upon the advice of the physicians of
tho Czar, nnd the mnrrlage of the Czarewltch
to Princess Allx was also postponed upon tho
It was rumored that tho engagement of tho
Crarewltch to Princess Allx had been broken,
but this Is untrue. It Is a fact, however, the
A'rcux ZtUung'i corresondent asserts, that M.
Pobtedonoszeff, tho Procurator of tho Holy
Synod, recently forwarded to Princess Alls a
highly Impertinent letter on ths subject
Lompo.x, Oct. 6. Ths Standard's St, Peters
burg correspondent telegraphs that the Czar't
symptoms are those of cancer of ths kidneys.
Publlo rumor ascribes the fact of his Majesty's
growing worse to Dr. Zachnrln's excessive use
of tho lancet. Dr. Zacharln ts known to be ad
dicted to bleeding his patients, a mode of treat
ment ho followed with excellent results vrhea
the Czar was III with Influenza.
Londok, Oct. 4. Advices received here say
that If tho Czar's Ufo be spared nnd the condi
tion of his health be such as to permit, the wed
ding of the Czarewltch and Princess Allx of
Hesse will take placo at Llvadla after the ac
couchement of the Grand Duchess of Hesse.
X1JIT.4.V TltUMJlVLL'S VOLITIOS.
The Ex.Heaalar to Hpak at at Chicago Pop
ulist alaaa Htttlsg,
Chicago, Oct, 4, Ex-Judgo and ex-Untted
States Senator Lyman Trumbull, a life-long
Democrat, has announced his intention of at
tending the big Populist rally at Central Muslo
Hall on Saturday evening and of delivering au
address there. Judge Trumbull said to-day t
"I am out of politics, and I proposo to remain
out, Tho statement which I have given for pub
lication relattvcto my promise to meet the Pop
ulists and talk with them has been amplified.
What my views on political and economic ques
tions arocan be Judged best from thonddrcss
which I shall deliver on Saturday. You know I
can't deliver It In advance. I will say this mucht
I did promise those people that I would deliver
an address at their Central Muslo Hall meeting
on the question of the rights of man as affected
by the aggregate w ealth of favored monopolies.
I am not going to mako a partisan speech. It
will deal purely and solely with economlo
CHICAGO 1JOMEX I'ROTEST,
Member of the W. C. T, IT. Itlie Vp Agulaat
Cnic.ioo. Oct. 4, Tho Women's Christian
Tempernnce Union's Central Commlttea held a
meeting to-day and decided to tako steps to
" eliminate " w hat the ladles ilenounco as an ap
palling ot 11 the living pictures. The commit
teo's report waa long. Remembers had attended
several performances where tne living pictures
wrro presented. In conclusion tbey said:
"The whole performance was plainly designed
to inflame the passions of the men who had
come In evidently for tbat tery purpose. The
Influence of the whole place wn wholly bod or
the lowest and worst badness conceivable. We
cannot conceive It possible, for a young man to
go Into such a place without receiving such a
wound In tho moral nature as would, even If
healed, leave indelible scars, whllo manv a
young man doubtless traces his downful) and
the beginning of his career of shame to such
places. These are places where moral leprosy Is
cultivated and spread. We, as representatives
of tho wives and mothers of tho community,
owe It to society to mako a protest luud and
deep and efficient."
Resolutions w ere passed denouncing such ex
hibitions, and It was decided to consult legal
authorities with a view of preventing them. It
Is asserted that the Penal Coda prohibits them.
MRS. I'AIR'S MII.HOXB.
A. Family M laundcrataadlag Oytr tbe Bt
tleaueBt of tbe KaUte.
BAN FliANCtsco, Oct. 4, Mrs. Herman Oel
rlchs may bo compelled to wait soma tlniu for
the 11,600,000 legacy to receive and receipt for
w hlch the came here from New York two da s
ago. The delay In tho payment of her share In
ths $4,000,000 citato left by her mother, Mrs,
Theresa Fair, Is duo to the fight now being
rood in t!0 courts by Charles I, Fair, the sur
viving son, who claims the legacy of his dead
brother, James. Each son was to rex olv a $.100,000
by tho terms of tha mother's will, James when ho
had attained US years of ago, and Charles when he
had attained 30 years. It wa prav ided that in
case either brother died without a wife or chil
dren, hi share should go to the survivor. If
both brothers died wifeless and childless, their
legacies were to go to the sisters, Mrs. Oelrlchs
and Miss Virginia Fair. ,
Charles asserts that his marriage a year ago
altered the rase and makes his brother's share
jwivahle to him now Instead of five years henre,
1 he sisters contest this point, desiring, it Is said,
to rrcette the Interest on the 4300.000 for five
tears thrmselt ee Charles will receive his own
legacy In two years. The family litigation has
tied up the estate.
JVM VXD IX FRO AT OV AX EXOIXK,
llageBaaa f.eapa fro so th Flffy.aeeoaa
rltrect llrlda to tbe Track Below.
Christopher Hageman. a German laborer, 31
years old, who had been out of work for soma
time, left his rooms at 711 East Twelfth street
yesterday and at 8 o'clock last night tried to
kill himself by Jumping In front of a train of tha
New York Central Railroad at Flit) -second
street ami Park avenue. He was run over and
his right foot was cut nlf.
Engineer William Tompkins and Flieman
Guy Rapson were on )urd engine U, which was
drawing a train of empty ears out of the yard.
Just before they got tn Fifty-second street
Kapaon saw Hageman crouching on the railing
of the bridge which crosses the track there.
The next instaut Hageman sprang from the
railing and fell on the track, 'llio engine
passed over him, and when It stopped Hageman
was under the tender.
"Here I anil Heroism! Pull me out, for
Yard Master McMlchael came up In time to
help get Hageman out. A croud had gathered
and vraa hanging over thu railing above.
Hagsman was taken to Flower Hospital. He
said he didn't know why he jumped unlets It
was that hewastraiy.
Mill the Mope ot Dtaiecracr,
Chicago, Oct. 4.-Gen. F. II. Wlnsten, Mr.
Cleveland's first Minister to Persia, practically
repudiated the State and legislative tickets to
nlglit because of the tariff situation. He said :
"There has not been a wheel started since the
passage of that Tariff bill. I think the coming
election will be a Waterloo, a landslide. Dat Id
II. Hill Is my candidate for President. lexicit
Uihuvtlho prltllegeof toting for him. He Is
the hope of the Democrar)."
Harry Mlaer" Preerlptloa Wa ircellve.
Mlts Cora Torrance Is one of the thief work,
er at the fair now be lug held at theTwent).
fifth btreet Baptist Church Jit night at the)
fair a rat Jumped on her and frightened her o
badly that h. became ill and sunt; for her
home Wl e,n In front of I lie I Vuumi t ib, JOJ
West Twcnt). fifth street, she fainted flic wa
picked upaud carried luto the reception room
Ham Miner was one of tbe members present
when the girt tt a brought u He " drug
gist many )car ago. so he hurrledl) made out a
prescription and bad it filled A dose of the
mixture revived Miss Torrance, and she pro
ceeded to her home.
Latest Maria IsUlllgeaee.
Aritsed-B Oennaatc, from Liter pool J Vscttia,
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TRIUNE PAID POLICEMEN, ) M
A LEXOir tTITXESS SAIS HE VSED I WXIH
TO BEXD CUT. REILLT MOXET. S B
Cash la Rosea of Cigar for Helllr, Cigar I J 5 fiafl
aad No Cash far Williams, TTha "Never J J
Beat Anything; slack "-Htory ef at Uw V M
nit la Whleh Falletsasn Bnlldeaaa tha J J iH
rialatlar-Huaanae Marti Hays the Police w JH
flot SS.OOO or 10,000 from Mer aad lrt ,' "
Mar Feaall foaanaodor Oert-y Has f i ' i!H
aa Amicable Tilt with Ianrer SofC " , ''MW
Yesterday's session of lbs Lcxow committee S J Lfl
was something In the nature ot a calm afttr a f i lM
storm. Senator Saxton made lilt first appear- I ' ' - iH
anco slnco ho became ths Republican candidate p' M
for Lieutenant-Governor and tat with the com f a
mlttre until recess. He said nothing about his ' i y M
Intention to resign from tha committee, but ' I !H
Senator Lexow snld he presumed that Senator iLA
Saxton would resign. 'mU
The first witness Mr. Mots called was Max i j
Muscowlts of 104 Ridge street, who told a llttlt , "
story about a little Hebrew friend who sold "l
some llttlo sandwiches on a Sunday, was ar- ',
rested therefor, taken to tho Union Markot sta- t Ik, ,B
tlon and paid i to sums one In tho station o L
house to secure tho Immedlato acceptance of his I Imml
ball bond. ( . ,!
AiEiiEDiTU'g tTonr or -rn nianwArurs'g ;H
CORPS. i WM
Ths next witness was of much mora impor H ,H
tance, but his story was an old storj. Ihe wit ) ' jjV
nets was William T. Meredith, the banker of 48 ' VM
Wall street, who lives at 11 West Twelfth I i ,'jH
street- He Is the gentleman who was robbed 1 'iM
and assaulted by tho gang of ruffians who pre ". r H
ceded a chowder party parade up lower Fifth I 'iJ'.H
avenuo at 0::i0 on tho evening of Sept. 18. It ' ' I B
w as (let eloped that Mr. Meredith is an ex-offlcer ' fl
of tho United States Navy, and tt will bo re- i L ;
membcred that Admlrul Erbcn was similarly ' , S
assaulted by tho same gang on tho same ! M
atenuo tho snmo week. What was Interest- , jH
Ingin tho story Mr.Mercdlth told jcstculay was i'' 9
his description of tho tactics under which the ' 'H
gang of marauders matched and operated. II ' i'.i i jH
made a careful estimate by measurement and t i fmM
estimated that tho gang numbered 300 at least. I I mm
They were led, ho said, by a sturdy young fellow f ' H
of about 20 ) cars of age, who carried a club ,, )H
under his arm and marched at the head of tha ',H
band at about the snmo Interval as a Colonel ( S
keeps ahead of his regiment, When one of tha ' 'fl
gang ran out of tba ranks and snatched Mr. , -fl
Meredith's w atch tho rest of them, by what tba S
witness described as well-drilled manoeuvres, S
surrounded him to cover tho retreat of tha thief, , i. H
and then a certain number assaulted him and . , H
continued tho assault as long as Mr. Meredith , ',,
continued to raise an alarm, or to attempt pur - ,H
suit of the thief. The blow which felled blm
senseless ttas struck by a man who wielded s , H
club with both hands, and as soon as Its victim r
was silent the gang marched forward with tho j e , H
club-bearing Colonel at Its head. Mr. Meredith j , fl
sold that ho notified tbe police the next day, but ' B
Capt. Eaklns did not call on him until after ha S
had reported the affair to tho newspapers, , , jH
nearly a week later. , ) M
Mr. Ooff commented that It was a rule of tba ' ' ,fl
Police Department that when a body of men ob- ' Wm
talnapcrnitt to parade they shall bo preceded (H
by an escort of poller, which was notdone la ! , pH
this case. The witness volunteered this state- i j fl
ment: j "jljfl
"I do not complain of the robbery that is, I tSiit'mi
am not here for that purpose but to call tha , ''Ja.S
rommlttee'a attention to the fact that an or- tmm
gtnlted band of robbers, thugs, and murderers '
can take possession of thq principal avenue of I' SS
tho city at that hour of the night without polios I m
Interference." s I :' H
I.UCAH AND DUNN'S CI.UB. f 1, ('
A, O, Leonard was the next witness. He Is a if ' mi
member of the firm of M. Devlin & Co., tram- I t 9
sters and rigger. They employ young Lucas. ' l iM
who ttas clubbed by Officer Dunn last Sunday J , issa!
night. Leonard testified that Lucas had been 1$ I L ''
emplo)edby bis firm fourteen or fifteen years, j fK,
and had alwa) s been found sober. Industrious, j f,'
and reliable. The witness said: "I hat o lost no !j
confidence whatever In Lucas owing to ths 4
charge against him of assaulting an officer, and ' ,-'
our firm has engaged counsel for his defence." V
Lucas waa recalled to the stand, his head still
very much battered, and identified Officer Ber- ,
iiard A. Dunn as his assailant, lben Dunn was ' -jS
railed. Ha was appointed to tha force, be said, i-i I j
by Commissioner Shcehan on June 7 last. Ho f a 1
testified that ou Sunday evening, while he was t J j
taking an excise prisoner to Jail, Lucas np- v
proachedhlmfrom behind and struck him with- t i ,'ajj
out a word of warning. He fought Lutes for MS?
some time with his fists, aud only clubbed him a jljj
when he considered that necessary to subdue - (j
him. I 31
Mr. Goff ordered the witness to aland up and i jh
show how he hod admluu-tcrrd ths clubbing. A tJI
Dunn, who Is a sturdy )oung fellow, stood up, ' K
extended his left urm, and fauued thealrwlili '''(-
hlg right arm. "I held ths gentleman Ilk (U !
that," ho said, Lucas did not stop fighting, Wt 'h
Dunn testified, until u third officer uppeared ou Jj - UJ
the scene. , j jM
henator Bradley How lung havo Ihoseolher r T JE
officers beeu on the forco r A. I don't know. sill
4 Where they also civil terv Ice men A. I fhM
don't know. ... J1
Senator Braille) I guess to: It takes three) r
civil bervlco officer to arrest a nun.
bAIIAll UIIOWN'H hTOIIVOr I'OUt b IILI I II07INO. , J
The neil witness was Mrs. hurali Brown, a 3?
very stout and garrulous roloreil woman. Hers , Jn
Is a very Involved story. Two or thre )er ago. ! IK
thu said, tho begun a suit against a man named . n
Cohen for 0,000. After her suit waa begun n j ;E
woman came to her and told herh had better , if'
settle with Cohen or Capt. brlimlltberger would J Va
arrest her, Then Officer fallaliau called st her J
room over a saloon, 171 West Eighteenth slreet, t t
and Introduced a companion, wl.o, he said, was .' J I
a Jersejinan rxplorlng the Tenderloin, but Ww
who. sho afterward burned, vva Officer rvagr. I B
bhe Identified both oflieers In eourt. t'allahsn U
also wanted to know about Cohen suit. and 5.
while she waa talking with him her daughter fr m
cried out that tho Jrrw)iwn was tn lug lulu- I X
suit her Then the witnea i based laitli officer B Of
out of the room 1 lie next day khwaritttrd f Tj
and held In thu Jefferson Market Court on Hit f f
charge of keeping a disorderl) house, thu ti ".1
officer appearing against her. Callahan told , I
her, she Nild. that i00 would settle Hull, but i 4
she did not hate $500 hhe remained tiveweeks .'
Ill the Tombs, waa tried in the) Uelioral beoaloua, 1
anl wasacquitted, I
otiiHV anu oorir ruvK a rmEvni v spat. f !
At this point Commodore Gerry came In. ;
"I believe )ou wish to make a statement, tAmt
Commodore," said Mr Lexow H
Tho Commodore began to read a tipewrlttrn, ssssssi
statement, but Chairman Lexuw interrupted H
him with "If ) on Intend to discredit awitness . H
who haa testified hero lou uiu.l lie sworn." 'JmV
MrGrrr) No, it la oul) u statement aa to facU 1MB
MrU0'tr 'i'object: who I. to swear as to Ihj BH
fatu If ho ha f-ct by may eweur to thee
We takoonl) sworn testimony here , ;
Mr Gerry-Oh. very well, It I am not to bs) ffV. '
"iW-Al ."'mVuxow's desk, laid down hi.
tlpewrTtten sutVu.eijt. came, about and bora
""JftWsii, l!r" "lam'not allowe.1 to read thst mt-ttmltttM
aiaitiucnt 1 shall leav oil with the coiumittee, stammmmmmmmmmama1
noihlnu- in It to eoiitradiet Mr. Ircliitteis l
iior ' ititciil, to erroneous im mmmWmWJl
press on of the Jrarned counsel" kmMmmziilSA
"Ihe learned Lomiiicalure." said Mr. GofT, - lmaV,D I
"ram "in with all sail set under full littulu a). &iy
Inte udiuf ti ram this eommltle-r and rut dovn mammal
t. loiawl. but he was mil Informed of the HmM
ihoal and nnk herealsmt. and if he will tak Hmmaaml
a bU of adt ice fr. m an old ?:!-.'!' "" "' rWmm
IivmiIsIiiUi Strang water, hu'll take a pilot ou WfM
UMrMoB thru prorrtdwl t say that the t om. I W
mUlorewai eticleiul) Utsorlnic .Vna1riV," "S !.'
t riisUin that he. Mr (". had attaektd the ad. . U
mlble socle y'of which the Commodore was MM
the uistlnguUbul head bo fsr from that belnsj S
tl!a fact, lie had given th society hgh praise in f IW
,U remark. "he da) Ulore.bl iritleUmUluir . A flf.)
dSeetel only at ime of the extraordinary pro- 2 Jaat
visfou. of the law under which the society was f i ffS
"' I'ia'id testerdav that It was well for us to ( I OaW
conluler whether the jipl had been wise la i f, Wt
depriving thmW of all aover.lgn right I f
Svir hla nalet) I hat madeaud mase nu 0'
rrltlcisia ou tommoilur Gerry or hit tociety, . KJ
but That said, aud I repeat Itlthat It it a dsnj fUfl
grVo thing lu Us sutli sUolut power la Immmml