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V 2 THE SUN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1896. 8 )
TOWN RAIDED BY TRAMPS.
JV SETT ItOCtrr.r.LK comft.eteijT ieu.
jV noitizr.n foh nouns.
H Men and Women Insulted, more Robbed
H and Wrecked, Vftnrtnwa Itroken, llonsra
1 Iavnded nnd Things Turned Toay
jH, Tnrvjr Generally Onljr Four Arrest.
H A gang of tramps has been hanging around
H il the villnuo of New Kochclto (or the last few
H I weeks, terrorizing women and children and
H giving tha railroad hands and policemen of tho
H place an endless amnnnt of trouble. Several
H I hold-ups have occurred on the outskirts of the
H village, and poultry yards and barns have been
H robbed until the villagers, who keep anything
H i of value on their places outside of their houses
H r havo been obliged to hire watchmen to protect
H their premises nt night.
H The Inability of the local pollco force to
Jt do anything with tho tramps, nnd the prevailing
H ecnro which their presence has given the vlllngo,
H resulted In tho hoboes making a bold attack on
H tho place on Monday night. For several hours
B they practically owned the business section of
H thevlllagc. Clttrous flew before them, tho police
H never arrived on the scene of an outrago until
H. after the tramps had gono away, and It was only
-H' when thomalnbodyof tho lawbreakers, satisfied
Bt with the night's sport, went back to thotr ren-
H . dezvous, that four laggards, who had become
HI ' separated from tho others, were surroundod and
(HI lugged off to tbo lockup. Una of tbe prisoners,
Hj fortunately, was tho leader of tho gang, and it
HI is believed thnt his arrest will scat lor the rest
Hj and rid the vlllago of the worst nuisance it has
Hj had on its hands In many n day,
H The reranrkablo boldness of the tramps has
H possibly been the rosult of tho example set by
H their leader, the man arrested on Monday night,
H His naran is Jamas Gordon, and, according to
H his own story, ho camo from Albany, Is 'JH years
H I old, and n lnlioror. No one In Now Hochelle re-
iH i calls having seen Gordon around in provlous
HJ years, and ho says thnt It is his first visit tn the
H place. Hut atlncrspcclmon of tho genus hobo It
JH would be hard to llnd anywhere from Maine to
Hj California. Mo is a great six-footer with tbe
Hj ' chest and shoulders of a giant, a scraggy beard,
jH bleary eye. ragged, dirty clothes, nnd a voles
vW .' like a fog horn. Gordon has Invaded
H the village a dozen times, running around
H the streets Insulting people and having things
H pretty much lilt own way. When he lias seen
M an thing outside of a store that ho has w anted
m he Inn taken It, and n protest from the
H owner lint Invariably brought only a string of
oaths iui'1 a serleB of threats from tbe great
loafer. Drunk, Gorden has shown himself to
be a bud mull. What with breaking windows
M and as'uulllug people ho has stirred things up
SM considerably, nnd the police hae been on the
! , lookout for hltn for some time. New ltochello
M is a big territory for six men to cover, and (lor-
B don Mas always taken cam to cut loose when
HI there were no liluccoats in sight.
i"" It was about 8 o'clock on .Monday night that
Gordon and his enng came Into the village to
stir things up. They were all drunk, and had
evidently made up their minds to have a good
time as well as to make some profit out of their
-, visit. Thero were tho usual number of people
Ml abroad tn the business section v. hen the hoboes
JH appeared, but tho wiso oue, seeing th.it tho
Tl tramps were drunk and bent on mischief, went
Hfy home. Some of tho shop keepers, hearing the
H)( riotous shouts of the croud and feeling that the
I' air would be full of missiles beforo lung, put uu
their shutters to protect their windows. Others
took no precautions und suffered accordingly.
Gordon wns the most violent one of tho whole
gang, and his night's work was Interesting. He
didn't load up on tbe bad liuuor his companions
hud. Pure alcohol was his drink, and when he
I was finally arrested a large bottle still quarter
I full was found in ids Docket. He began his ad-
I ventures by rushing into the clothing store of
J Samuel Cohen at 327 Main street. Mr. Cohen
was attending to n customer when Gordon.
I wild-eyed and ragged, suddenly appeared beforo
"Gimme n coat!" ho shouted. "Gimme a
coat or I'll tear hell out er yer whole shop?"
The customer dived under a table and Cohen
I made a rush for the door. When he reached It
I he found two grizzly forms on guard. They
1 wire two of Gordon's companions and were
f renriy for anything that turned up. Cohen,
half scared to death, rushed to the back of the
store and out of a door leading into the hall.
Up stairs lives a:rollccman. Cohen burst Into
his apartments yelling:
, " Help! helpl the store Is full of thieves!"
The policeman as eating his supper, but he
i jumped up and demanded to know what was
I the matter.
I " Listen!" exclaimed Cohen excitedly.
I The policeman listened, and what he heard
I il mado htm think that some one was turning
w l Cohen's storo Inside nut. There were sounds of
u chairs and tables crashing, windows breaking,
1 and clothes being thrown around, with an occa-
) sional shriek like tho wall of a coyote to Uvea
H things up. Suddenly tho noise ceated, and
H Cohen and the policeman wentsof tly down stairs.
H Reaching the hall door, they opened it softly
M and peeped in. No one was in night, but the
j place looked as though a hurricane had hit It.
' Chairs and tables had been turned over, a few
j small rones of gluts in the rear had been
M smashed, and the stock was all over tho floor.
H The customer was nowhere Insight, but a few
H ; minutes later was discovered limp and helpless
H I In a corner. He was hauled to his feet and put
j In shape, nnd then, after many cautious looks
j i up and down tbe street, remarked that he was
Hj i going home, and disappeared.
H from Samuel Cohen's place Gordon went to
H the clothing store of ISenJumlu Cohen, at 273
M Main street. CoLen was in the back nf the store.
1 Gordon icollv took a $40 overcoat and with a
i yell of defiant e ran out. Cohen came up to the
1 front of the store, but couldn't tell what had
happened until a small boy ran in nnd told 1dm
V that a tramp had Just stolen a coat from him.
1 "'Ihe town's full of them." said the boy.
I " Don't tell on me. or they'll kill me."
Cohen. Instead of cliasine Gordon, ran to Po-
lice Headquarters to leport ids loss. There he
j found an excited gathering of citizens. They
I were holding a consultation Willi Chief Tlm-
'f I mens as to what it wus best to do. Kvery live
m minutes somo one else came lti with n story of
to nuirngn b thn tramns, and. an all tho policemen
S In town hud nlreaily Ijeen sent ou tho trail of
I the !ioboes, the Chief was at a loss what further
I to do.
I In the meantime Gordon was going merrily
1 on Mi wiiv. At the residence of Mrs. Mary
M Wells, In Home Park, he shocd his foot
j thio'lgi' a window nnd nalked into the parlor.
"ii lie in-' toinuclotl.isorsomu food." he said.
1 Mrr. Wells hhriuked loudly for help: hr
JM two sen nuts did likewise, und then the whole
H rroud ran out into the rear yard and called
H1 loudly f.r help, while Gordon amutrd himself
na oy bmu'-lilng chains laoic. nnu glassware in the
H parlor and dining room. When he had had all
Hj the fun he wanted ho left the homo and walked
HJ down the road to th Huguenot IloteL whleh is
j kept by Meyer S. Nathan. Mrs. Nathan wns
Hj asleep in nchuirln tno bnrroom, Gordon woko
! lieruuwltha Map between the shoulders and
H demanded a drink. Mrs. Nuthan screamed with
H fright, nnd her husband came in on u run.
H " What do yon "alitV" ho demanded.
H "A drink," said Gordon; "nnd bo quick about
Nuthan, to avoid trouble, drew a glass of beer
H and jilaceil It on the bar.
H. "To hell with thut." said Gordon; "gimme
H Nntlmn. who Is small but plucky, threw the
H beerauay, nnd coining out from behind the bar
H walked up to (iurdon and told hirri to get out.
Gordon didn't iimivo fast enough to suit tbe
H ali. on keeper, n Nathan grabbed him around
H the knee and threw him out nf tho door. Two
minutes later a brick came sailing through the
- Sl'.'n plate glass window of tho holul.
Nnttian ran out and found Gordon In the
f:raspof Policeman Terrell, who had been after
1 1 in for half an hour. Nathr.u Joined In the
HJ struggle, and the to men finally downed tho
HI tramti, although not until ho tiad fought tliem
Hj all over the road and bruised and rullled them
H up considerably.
I In the mean time the rest of the tramps had
L-2- bren having their share of the fun, nnd rob-
P 1 borles had been committed at Wolnstcin's shoe
if. no re and at I.nmbaen's dry goods store. The
K tramps helped themselves to tci dozen pairs of
rubbers and two silk walstx In these places,
mid, after tigliting each other with tbe respec
m tivestoekK, went away,
I All of this crowd got away, but three others.
1si who lingered llko Gordeu after tho others had
cone, wcroartesied. They were Edward Ilybee,
L'O years old. of Cincinnati: Fritz Miller, 60
years old, of ML Verlion. and John Kenny, 28
years old. of .') I.algtit strict, this city.
Yesterday these men were arraigned before
Justlio Idiinbden. where they excused them
I reives by aying that they had been drunk nnd
didn't know whnt they were doing. Gordon
said he wasn't responsible, us he'd hail over a
1 pint nf puro alcohol during the evening, Ho
was fined $30 and sent to tho penitentiary for
klx months. 1 hoot hern got lift) -nine days each
in the Jail at While Plains.
The police wero scouring the outskirts nf the
village yestoniny for Mondny night's olfendrrs,
1 hut the tramps had flown and not ono was
I WIX.LIA3I sTi:isr.ix's vrihi..
W Practically the tVliule Entnte I, eft to nia
W The will of William Stelnwuy loaves practU
cally his whole estate to his family. Mr. George
It W. Cotterill, Mr. Stelnway's lawjer, said yes
' terday that there are come few bequests to per
il eonal friends and to eome institutions In which
1 Mr. Stelnway waa personally interested, but
T none of Vicso bequests is large. Mr. Stelnway
r Mr. Cotterill says, was a believer In doing hisgiv
H Ing in his lifetime. Ho gave thousands ot dol
H jars to musical socletlce alone, and practically
H maintained some German schools in this coun.
try. Mr. Cotterill Is authority for the state-
Iment that In one year he gave away S.1UO.00U,
Mr, Stelnway's will was made several years
ago, He wrote It himtolt In the presence of
several member ot his family. Ills estate is
lnrgr, for, aside from his Interest In the piano
W business, he owned a largo amount of laud
"U about Aitorla and had lurgo amouuts of stock
I . In varloni enUrpriies. J
ctvn HE rr.AT tiockry.
A. Favorite Winter Dune In Canada, Boo.
eeefntly Tried Her.
Tho Union Club went up town last night and
defeated Its younger kinsman, tho Knicker
bocker Club, at hockey at tho SL Nicholas
lllnk. The game was the first of the kind that
has been played there, tbe players not forming
any rogular hockey teams from their re
spective organizations, but being selected for the
occasion from their clubs to show their prowess
on tho Ice, nnd to glvo their several friends
and admirers opportunity to turn out and shout
for them, and then to get upon skates nnd have
some fun for themselves. The opportunities
woro not restricted to tho players' friends nnd
members of the SL Nicholas Club, but woro
open to tho public, who took advantago of them,
especially of the chance to skate after the game,
nnd kept circling tbe Ice field until the evening
The gamo was played In two 1 5-mlnutohnlvej,
under the direction of W, A. I.nrned as referee.
Three of the fourteen plnyors were members of
tho regular St. Nicholas hockey team H, L.
Stevons nnd Ernkino Hewitt of tho Unions nnd
Kdnard Crownlnshleld of the Knickerbockers
nndshnned It In their play, nltnough only one
or Union's five goals nan made by ilowltt,
while G. T. Warren rande three and Erlckson
N. Nichols made the other one.
Crownlnshleld made Knickerbocker's solitary
goal, and It was the reward of merit, for his per
sistence nnd dexterity throughout the one-sided
game had won the nttentlon nnd nnplausc of
spectators on all sides of tho rink, lie was al
most the only one who appeared, to a green
layman, to bu ou Intimate torms with tho puck,
and he seemed as familiar with itasastudont
with his books.
He took it with his stlok as fondly as one
might piok up a hook, and turned It over nnd
guided it along dexterously on long sweeps,
nlnno nnd among the opposing players. Other
players on both sides were cheered, especially
some protecting the goals.
The teams were as follows:
f'nlon. tuition. A'nfrWrfcorlrr.
O T. Warren nnd .. Kdw'dCrownlnjhleld
ILL. Moisat Rlclitcentre llnmon Morris
I'rstlne Hewitt Lett ceatro.. .ItegimililFrRnklln
Be liuyler Hchleffellii End Ittchard J'nters
KrlcksonN. Nichols.. Cover Point ... lliunllton Carey
RMney Smith Point.. ..IL n. Ilnnncweli, Jr.
Oordun Paddock, .Unal . . uortloa Nurne
There were several hundred persons In at
tendance, lhere was some gosnlp during the
evening about the skating carnltnl that Is to
como In February, which aeems to bo looked
forward to with Interest among tho skaters.
itltS. MAJtKS lO THE WOJIKIIOUSK.
Slot! Flnea Her Husband Tor Protesting
Acntnat Iter Arreat.
Magistrate Mntt committed Mrs. Sophia
Marks to tho workhouse In tho Esex Market
Police Court yesterday on tho charge of being
a street walker, aud lined her husband, Henrv,
$10 for attempting to rescue her from a police
man on Saturday night. After quitting the
Volks Garden on Fourteenth street shortly
after 11 o'clock. MnrkB loft his wife to get some
cigarettes, while she proceeded down the street
She was met by u probationary polioeman in
citizen's clothes, who placed her under arresL
At Twelfth street and Third avenuo her hus
band overtook them and protested against her
arrest. At this Juncture Detective Bush came
along and arrested him.
The pollcemnn who arrested her swore that
tho woman solicited him on the BtreeL Mrs.
Marks declared he spoke to her first and then
arrested her without caue. yhe said she dud
never been arretted before, und showed her
marriage rertlflcato In court.
" Why did not ou resist when )oa were ar
rested r" asked Magistrate Moil
" I did." replied the woman.
" Yon dul not say tint when you were ar
raigned on Sunday." said tho Magistrate.
"Yes, 1 did," she replied.
" I my you dldn'L" answered the Magistrate.
Marks corroborated his wife's story, saying
that when he saw her struggling In the hands
of a strange man he rushed to her aaslstunco.
Several policemen swore that the woman wis
known to them a a prostitute. When cross
examined none of thum would swear positively
ttiat sho hud ever been arrenled before.
The woman's father. Charles Neufeldt of
28!.' Klvlngton street, said that his daughter
wns a good woman, and that before she was
married had never stayed away from home.
" Ynu don't know w hat she has done since
then." bald Magistrate, Mntt. " and 1 don't want
you to come here and t-11 n He."
Several witnesses were called to testify to the
woman's good character, but Magistrate Mott
said that this had no bearing on the case.
The woman cried bitterly whon the Magis
trate announced his decision. Her counsel lays
he will appeal the case.
ETllXCX OF HIEJtAKOAIlf COUXTEJl.
Tbe Social BrfnrB Club Illaeaasea a Sub.
Ject HojcEeated by Pnrkliurat'a Sermon.
The members of tho Social Reform Clnb met
at 8 East Fourth street last night and discussed
"The Ethics of tho Uargaln Counter," a sub
ject, suggested by Dr. Pnrkhurst's recent dia
tribe against persons who bought goods at low
prices. The subject was presented from several
points of view. Edward Thlmme, I. Welnsteln,
and Miss O'fiellly speaking for the working
people; Mr. Pago as a manufacturer and em
ployer of labor. Mr. Reynolds fortho University
Mtilemont Society and the Consumers' League,
and Mr. Hetts from the shoppors' standpoint.
A good deal of the discussion had to do with
the wage and treatment of the shop-girls who
work at the bargnin counters, but the consen
sus of opinion wus that ttiii Involved a separate
queitlon not connected with the price of the
articles kold. The discussion wss then sifted
down to the wnces and condition of factory
operatives. Mr. I'agc, the manufacturer, fr.ld
that his experiunco was that, ua rure. opeiu
tives engaged In the production of cbeaparticles
got better wages and sleudler work than tbose
producing article for which there was a nar
rower market. This view was pretty generally
concurred In, Dr. Pnrkhurst to thjj contrary
notwithstanding. Mr. Pago snld tha'tho ethics
of the matter wero Involved not in whether
the buyer should buy bargains, but In whether
the makers nf imv goods bought were decently
housed and decently treated.
Miss U'ltellly nnd others suggested that the
beu available plan was to organize a nnion
label league advocating the purchase of
only goods bearing the union label, the unions
to sen to It thnt fair wages wero paid. Alius
O'Hellly said she was a shlrtmaker, nnd knew
that bargains wore paid for In the end by the
working people. Women who make wrappers,
she said, reecelved 41) cents n dozen for their
work. Makers of cheap silk shirts considered
S3.40 a good week's earning.
SHOT AT A HOG, GOT A SATE.
The Policeman' Hhot Seared the Tbleven
Who Were F.iiRRlne tbe HaTe Away.
Policeman McLaughlin of tha Clymer street
stntlon, Willlaiushurgh, came across a savago
dog in Kent avonue, near Penn street. Into on
Monday night, and shot at it. Tho shooting
alarmed four men who were carrying a safe
along Wallubout strost between Ke it and
Classon nvonues. They dropped the same nnd
ran toward Flushing uenue. A few minutes
later the policeman passod where the fugitives
had left tho safe. Ho examined It and when he
discovered that tho door was nearly off ho
rapped iur asnismnce. ino saio was
taken to the utatlon house, where It was
subsequently identified by David Worbeloveky,
a stationer of 44 Mooro street. It belonged
to Caleb Levy, a travelling salesman, who gave
thetafij to Wurbclovsky to keep for him. 'Ihe
sufo wa carried oil by burglars on lost X'liurs
day night. Werbelovsky'a store was entered
from tho rear, the thieves sawing through three
iron liars over n window and bending a fourth
bar. Then the sufo was lifted nut of the window
Into a yard. It was carried through a hallway
of Wcrbelovsky's house Into tho strceu The
safe weighed nearly VUO pounds and contained,
besides silk which Levy valued lit $230, account
books und pnpers.
An examination of the safe at the station
house showed that the silk had been taken out.
Levy's other property wns In disorder and
seemed to Indicate thut the thieves hud made a
thorough examination of the safe. A sledge
hammer evidently was ured to break It open.
The pollco believe that the men who carried the
safe wero going to Wallubout Creek near by to
throw It Into tho water when they were fright
ened by the shooting.
NVOltTJXa.VElt'S HOW IX J,VCK.
Its Vision Protected by a Decision of tha
The Appellate Division of tho Supreme
Court In Ilrooklyn has sustained the Judgment
of the lower court, wblih enjoined n bulldor
from erecting a new l.ouso on Plna street so
that the rear should look toward Eighth ave
nue, Whon the plan for the building was an
nounced and the work begun, tho residents of
"Sportingmcn's How," the block on Eighth
avenue adjoining nt, John's place, who Include
Justice William J. Gav nor. Mlrtbeau L.Towns,
the poet lawyer; rx-Judge Jumcs Troy, Phil
Dwver. the horseman, und Hubert Furey, were
Indignant, and operations were sloptied with
The contention of tho protestants was that
the adjoining property would be depreciated
bv having tho back yard of the new house con
stantly exposed to their vision, and alto thnt
tho deed of tho oropeity prohibited the con
struction of a building in the manner at
tempted, , There was gieat relolclng last
night In the Montauk iTub, which adjoins the
property, over the action of, tilt) Appellate
1 V A f 4' ..'? i"' i .-., j. .j."jt...
THE ALDERMEN'S GAS DAY.
rVEi, oab ritAxcittaE rorxD
AIT AS CHEAP, 90 TO a.
The Grant Suppoaed to no Void and
JMtlcntlnn Invlted-AII Hnnda Vote to
Inquire Into the Feasibility or the City
Uolnic Into the (las Ilualneaa Itself,
YestorJay was gas day In the Aldermen's
chamber. Alderman Olcott led oil by Intro
ductng a resolution calling for the appointment
of a commlttco of soven to investlsato the
wloln subjoct of tho cost of tho mnnsfsoturo of
illuminating gas. nltli tho vlow to the acquire
ment bv the city of tho plants of the Consoli
dated nnd other companies, nnd tho day's sos
slon wound up with a voto of 2(1 to .1 to grant n,
franchlio to tho Consumers' Fuel Gns, Heat
and Power Company to tour up the city's streets
and lay gas mains. Tho pasngc of tho resolu
tion was accomplished nflerthtcc hours' talk.
There woto long talks by Aldorman Doodmnn
nnd President .Terolomnn, who left the clintr
to raise his volco against the scheme, and short
talks by Aldermen Olcolt, Hull. Ware, and
Parker, with Incidental Interruptions nnd ques
tions by Aldermen Nootntn, Goodwill, nnd sev
eral others. Tho field of dlscourso was wide,
embracing in Its rnngo tho rights of the rich
and the poor, ond the beauties nnd defects of tho
franchise granted to thn Huckleberry road. As
to the gas company, tho Corporation Counsel
linil given two opinions to the effect that tho
Hoard of Aldermen has no power to make inch
a grunt, and Justice Smyth, whon ho dismissed
tho amplication for nn Injunction restraining
tho Hoard from doing it, stated that, while tho
Court could not presume that the Aldermen
were about to act enrruotly, and It wub not a
caso for un Injunction, ho had grave donbt as
to the Hoard's power to glvo the prlvllogo to
The report of the Ccmmltleo on Limps nnd
Gas. of winch Aldermen Schilling, Goodman,
Hnckctt, Noonan. and O'llrlon are tho mem
bers, was in favor of granting thn franchise to
tho Consumers' Company upon tho conditions
tuut tho manufacturing plnute of tho concern
be erected under tbe supervision of the Hoard
of Health; that gas bo supplied to nil perMins
riHdluv or doing husliicMt ou tho line of mains
at a price not creator than 40 cents n thousand
cnbl" feet: that tho Consumers' Compnnj pay
:o the city .'10 cents for ench lineal foot of rtreet
torn up; that It pay a bonus of SIS.OOO into
the city Treasury: that it shall not cininalldnto
with nny other company for ten jears; that it
shall supply ga tn public bulldlticrs for 23 i onts
a thousand, and that It will glvo bonds In the
Comptroller for the proper peifornmiicoof tho
work. 1'horc re a lot of ntl ur stipulations.
Alderman Hall's amendment to conn,-! thn
Consumers' Company to pa into the 'lty treas
ury live per cent, of lis grns receipts wn's lost
bv n vote of 27 to ;i. Ills motion Hint, tbo
tranche be sold nt public nurtion to tho high
est bidder wus lost bv the sumo oto. Alder
man Hall then moved that the consent grunted
In the franchise be limited to twenty years,
and tie was rc.vln defeated.
President Jeroloman said tho compensation
to the city was tno little. As lie put It:
"I venture to sav that there in not a man on
that committee. If ho owned tlm streets and If
tho Consume!.' Company offered h'm the
pnitrv sum of SIR. 000 and ,!0 cents a foot for
the right to tear them up. but what would ro
ply. 'Do von tnko mo for a fool'' This fran
chise Is worth $30,000,000. nnd we pronosoZto
glvo 't away in icrpetulty for less than 51,
000.000." Aldermnn Olcott said that ho had becomo
convinced.that fuel gas would bo n creut bouu
to the people of tho cltv, hut lie had gnuo
doubt ns to the Board's right to grant tho
Alderman tloodmnn said that the Hoard
was p-o!niby "i laving Itself in a position of
detln'iio" bv pnsslnz tbo franchise. Never
theless, ho advocated ltl pnsjage. so that tho
Aldermen might hnvenn opportunity U havo
their poner dofincd bv tb" courts.
"I think .o would be tiaylne a prettv high
price for tho definition if thu courts decided
that the granting ot the franchise is legal,"
irald Alderman vVnre.
Alderman lirown said: "Tho pciplo ought
to he thankful for tho opportunity to give Ibis
prlv'lege to that company."
When the roll was called the onlv members
of the Hoard who vo:ed against granting tho
franchise to the Consumers Company wero
President Jeroloman, Aldermen Hull, Olcott.
and Ware. The twentv-slx who voted for it
wero Aldermen lirown. Hurke. Camplwll. Clan
cy, Dwyer, Goetz. Goodman. Goodwin. Kenno
tlc. Lin rv. Marshall. Muh. Murphy. Noonan.
Oakley. O'lirlcn. Parker, Randall. Robin-oil.
Schilling. School. TalL Wlndol-h. Wines.
Woodward, nnd Wnnd.
In tho pienmbie of his resolution to investi
gate the subject ot gas making. Ablermnn
Waro said it was essential to the well being,
health, and comfort of every citizen that each
Inhabitant of the t'itv should have an oppor
tunity tn obtain the best and purest light and
fuel at tho low est possible cost.
"Tho foimatlnn of the gust trust." he con
llnuel. "illustrate the futility of expecting
reductions In tie price of gns from the estno
llshment nf cnmpetlng companies. Tills mu
nicipality lias lulled to secure cheap street
lighting b'-causo in advertising for competi
tive bids it has tieeit the Iniurlnhio expert
enio that there is not real competition, but
tbe dllf-rent companies apportion among
thems'dve the different districts of the city."
Tie resilution, which was unanimously
adopted, dlrtct tint President of the IJnnrd to
appoint a committee of ven to mako a thor
ough Investigation of tho feasibility and the
practicatilllty of .nunMpal ownership of gn
plants, thn cost of making gas us now curried
on by tho existing companies, tbo price at
whlfii ttie cit could deliver gft to consumers,
together Willi all the materlul facts in connec
tion therewith llint may he deemed nrcessary
by the commlttco to give liiioimntion tn tho
Major ond tho Hoard nf Aldermen. The ri'o
ulion also cull lor tiio preparation by tho
cainmltt.'o of a bill tn be pre-enteil to tho
legislature to carry out It recommendation.
A number of north side property owner pro
tested to the Aldermen yesterday against the
rates charged for water by tin water companies
operating in the annexed dlhtrlct. Tim protest
stated that 1 he i ate charged above tho Harlem
River wus a high os $1K.7G a year for a house
ns nenlhst JH a year In tbe more compact part
of the city. The north sldera asked for uu in
vestigation, and the matter was rtferred to tho
Committee on Law.
Alderman Olcott's ordinance requiring tho
Metropolitan Traction f'onipuny, the Third
Avenuo Cable Company, nnd tiio Union Rnil
wnv Company to bring their cars to n full eton
before crossing Seventh nnd Eighth nvenucsut
Fifty-third, IKith. 123th. and lil.lth streets
wan referred to the Railroad Committee.
Crj etui Silverman.
Mlrs Iiabelle C. Silverman and Moses Crystal
were married at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon
In Victoria Hall. Lexington avenue nnd Fifty
fourth street. Tho bride is the youngest daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. M. M, Silverman of lO'.'rt
Madison avenue. Tho Rev Maurice II. Harris
of thu Temple Israel, 123th strtetand Fifth n ve
nue, performed tho ceremony. Hilda Grans, a
llttlo niece of the bride, was ttie flower maiden
and her only attendant. Arthur H. Mlvrmuii,
u brother of tho bride, wus best man. Robert
M. Silverman nnd Milton M. Sjlveimnn, two
other brothers of tho bride, and M. J. Cr Hal. a
brother of the bridegroom, and Kinauuel ('.
Colin. Hector LoVene, und Herbert Silverman
were tbe ushers.
Mead Van N'oalrand,
Miss HerthaVon Nostrand and George Liv
ingston Mead wero married last evening nt the
homo of tho bribe's parents. Sir. and .Mrs.
Stephen II. Van Nostrand, 110 East 114th
siruei. uiu ceremony was perinrmou at H
o'clock by the Rev. Jouuhim Elm-ndorf, pastor
of the First Collegiate Church, Harlem, .Mist
Florence Mend, the bridegroom's sister, at
tended her a maid of honor. Stephen W. uu
Nostrum!, tho bride's brother, was best man,
and the ushers wero FredcrloScheer.and Jume
East Oiianoe. Dec, H.-William Petorfleld
Trent of Richmond, Va and Miss Alloo Lyman,
daughter of Mrs, Frederick Lyman, were
married nt 0 o'clock this evening nt ttie resi
dence of tbe bride's mother, nt 101 Hnrrleon
streeL East Orange. Tho Rov. Frank H. Renzor.
rector of St. Mark's Church. West Orange, per
formed the ceremony, fe. 8. P. Patterson was
the best man and tho bridesmaid was Mrs.
Kllvvood Wilson of Philadelphia, a sister of tho
WASittNOTnv, Dec. S. Albert Halstrad, ed
itor of the Springlleld, Mass., I'll Ion, and son nt
Murnt Halstead.was married In this city tu.nlght
to Miss Aline Wilcox. Tho Rov, Dr. Hartlett
nmcliited. Miss Cinrissn llalslead and Mlbs
Cornelia McLanshan wero tho bridesmaids,
Robert Halsteud wus best liliiu for the groom,
and the ushers wero Assistant ."secretary Ilntn
lln of the Treasury uiidMessis. Luring Andrews
The marriage of Miss Lucy C. Morse, daugh
ter ot Prof, M, Morse, and Georgo Wales of
Iloston took place last evonlng In tbe Lenox
Unitarian Church, Lenox avenue and lttlst
street. '1 be Rev, Merle St. Clulr Wright, pastor
of the church, performed the cereinonv. The
newly married couple are to reside on lloacun
street, Uoston, on their return from their bridal
Heat Ilia Landlord.
Thomas C. Chnlmer, a medical student at
Dellevue Hoipital, was held In $300 ball In
iiioriiCTi1J0 Ci"5tM,erlnlr tr beating William
II. Ruff bead of qoo prk avenue, with whom, ho
boarded, lie said Rultuuad overcharged him. I
i wfil nm?iV tnool to eBt- aU cllea b I
It's ft hard blow to othor tailoro,
whon thov valuo our $18.00 ovor
coata at $10.00.
Our English ohoviota and wors
ted suits at S1G.00 aro equally as
good valuo. Tuxedo and full dross
suitfl, made from English drapos,
silk-liued throughout, to ordor,
S.'JO.OO. Inverness ovorcoats, ailk
Money bnok or a year's guaran
tee is tho protection we givo.
For Xmas. Wo can give a per
fect lit from old clothes or from
measurements taken by us for tho
past 18 years.
Bend addreis. Ssmples, Fashion Review, and Meas
uring Oulile mailed free.
Broadway & 9th St.
Ha dies' Shoes.
Dongoh, patent leather tips,
value 1 4.00.
Patent leather, cloth and kid
TfllllM AH ftrt
Broadway & 20th St.
uvnojjAjc o'coxxote nrzso.
He Pan Serve Ilot a Short Sentence far
l-iboollas at the folleemnn Who ribot Illm.
William O'Connor was taken to Morrisanla
Conrt from Bellevue Hospital yesterday and
held in $3,500 ball to answer for having tried to
shoot twrspollcemen on the night of May 8. IT
fired on Policemen Ryan and Reld when thay
Interrupted him and his pal. Louis Hyer. In a
burglary at Capt. Barstow'B. Policeman Reld
shot O'Connor In the neck, the bullet coming
out of the burglar's cheek.
After O'Connor had spent five days In Ford
bam Hospital, a plot waa hatched to resoue him.
It waa frustrated by Capt. Creeden. and O'Con
nor was removed to Ilellevne. There he learned
of a plot to rescue two prisoners who assaulted
avounggirl ou the sunken meadows off Ward's
Island. He warned the hospital people In time
to spoil the plot.
O'Connor, who Is 2S years old. Is a physical
wreck. Tho policeman's bullet made him so.
The surgeons report that he can live but a few
months at most, and that the shortest of sen
tences would be virtually a life sentence.
HOT KIl.l.F.lt TIT A TItAIX.
AecardlaR to Two Alltneeaea lie Waa Try
lei; to Miaul a Ride.
Nine-year-old Frank Matthews or 0.15 West
Forty-ninth street was run over and killed last
night by a Now York Central and Hudson River
Hallway freight train In Eleventh avenue, be
tween Knrty-thlrd and Forty-fourth streets.
Conflicting stories are told as to how he met
his death. One witness, Charles Mailer, a
moulder of Syrncuse. says that the boy was
knocked down by the englno while he was try
ing to cross In front of It. and that car after
ear crushed him as it passed along. Joseph
Hcggloman of jt.1 West Forty-third street und
Louis German of 325 West lorty-nlnth street,
whosu they saw tbe accident, declare that tbe
boy was trying to steal a ride by jumping on one
of ttie cai s, when be fell tinderneath lu
The engineer. Joseph Neoley. of 287 Amster
dam avenue, was locked up In the West Forty
seventh street station house.
The American Mebool at Athens.
Nr.w Havkn, Conn.. Dec. 8. Prof. Thoma
Dwlght .Seymour of Yale, Chairman of the
Munaging Committee of tho School of Athens,
to-day announced tho fifteenth annual report
of the American School at Athens. The report
says that twenty-two American universities
now belong to the association, and the past year
Prof. I!. A. I!mens has been added to the Man
aging Committee, it Is nnnounced that Prof.
.1, it. S. Horret of Amherst has been elected
irofeorof the Greek lnngunge and literature
forlW)7: fortho iear 1H!)H Prof. II. W. bmlth
of iiryn Mawr will hold that professorship, and
Dr. nldsteln will Le professor of art for next
year. During the coming year Prof. Goodwin
of Harvard will pass much of his time at the
school. Prof. Seymour says that Invaluable
discoveries have been made at Corinth the past
The Ilnston Hnhwur Leased.
Boston, Deo. H. The West End Street Rail
way Company, controlling the street railway
rompanles ot Ilnston and several suburban
cities, have. It was announced this afternoon,
leaded tha subway now being constructed In this
city by the Transit Commissioners.
the FltAUD ot the rUy.
See you get Carter's,
Ask for Carter's,
Insist and demand
GARTER'S Little Liver Pills,
The only perfeot
Take no other,
Solioited to do so.
Beware of imitations
of Same Color Wrapper,
SHE DRANK CARBOLIC ACID
XO "ItAOKET" AT It EH WAKE
WASTED BT XAOOIE MOOXET.
la a Letter Written llemre Pnlaonlntc tier
aeirrlhe Asks Her Mother, n I.nunrtreaa
la Henry Htlton'a House, to Torsive Her
for the Trouble She Una Cnnsed Her.
Maggie Moonoy, a social outcast who fre
quented tho IJowory and adjoining streets,
drank carbollo acid with suicidal Intent yestor
day In her lodging at 220 Chrystle street, whera
she had Just gone to llvo with a young butcher.
Ilia name la C!hnrlea .Tnekann. Yin nml anntliAi,
young man named Edward Connolly, who also
occupied a room In tho house, were arrested and
locked up In the Eldrldgo street station on sus
picion that they wero In somo way responsible
for her net. They were discharged Inter In the
Essex Market Pollco Court.
The young womnn before taking the poison
wroto a letter addressed to Mrs. Golden, 7 Wast
Thlity-fourth street. It rend ns follows:
Miw Yons, 29 CmirsTii: stiilct, Itoom i.
DrAn Mother! I now nrlto ion theso few lines to
let you know I havo ended my hardships at last. Dear
Mother, I hopojou will forgive me for the trouble I
caused you. Take enre of Florlno for my sake and
remember. Dear Uotlier, 1 havo suffered enough since
I left home. Psildy does not seem to ctianire. undt
bsre nothing to live for now. I haf e been heart
broken itnce, and did not know where to go for eon.
solatlon. Mother, 1 always thought of you and Mamie,
but the world suerued against mo aud 1 wish to end
Tim only thing I ask plense give me one last look
and think of sour poor unfortunate dauehter Man
gle, and give me your last blessing, Dear yother. and
pray for me. X hope Mamie Is getting along well with
Ted. and hope her Ufa will be n happier one than
mlnn. Ask her to do for Florrle what she can and
oblige her unfortunate sister, Maoouc
r. a Omit any racket at my wakn. Good Dye Dear
Mother and all. Yours to tho last, Miooic
yarewell for ever.
Crossos at tho end of the lotter were evidently
Intended to signify kisses. Tho house where
the girl poisoned herself Is kept by a Mrs.
Wilklns. She said that Jackson had a room
alono for nbout threo weeks. He told her Mon
day that lie Intended to bring a young woman
to live with him. Silo did not como to, tho
houso until about ID o'rhHk jesterdny morn
ing. Hhe was Mnggle Mooney. Jackson,
who works at night, was asleep at tho
tluio. The girl did not avvuketi him. Sho
went Into the room oecuplerl by Co.i
liolly about nonnllmo aud sent him out
for somo whiskey. Then sliu sent 1.1m out for a
bottle of carbolic acid, saving thut she minted
it tor bathing. Connolly got her the acid. Sho
handed him the lotter sho bad written to her
mother, and i-ahl sho would pay his carfare If
he would take It uptuwu. 'then she changed
her mtud, and said she would send It hy mail,
hho put a stamp on the envelope and laid thn
letter on a table, whero it was afterward found
and opened by tbo police.
After leuWne Connolly the girl went to her
room, drank half the carbolic acid, and then
felt acrosn the sleeping form of her ompanton.
lie was awakened, am! dlvlneii wliat hud hap
pened. He hurried Connolly out for a police
man, and an ambulance was quickly sum
moned. The girl was taken to Gouverneur Hos
pital, where she died last night.
It Is supposed that the " Paddy " referred to
In her letter is her husband, nnd that It Is from
him she got tho nnino of Mooney. Florlne Is
thought tn be her child.
Henry Hilton lives at 7 West Thirty-fourth
street. At the houeitaH lenrnod that Mr-.
Golden had been employed there as n laundress
since her husband died eighteen years ago. Mrs.
Golden bail heart! of her daughter's net and had
gone to tho hospital.
CllEATEli THE A LIOITH.
ICekert Took Poleon nnd Tiled os the Day
Met lor Hla Execution.
Wilkisiiahhe. Pa., Dec. S. Murderer Abram
I. Eokert, who was to havo been banged to-day,
cheated the gallows by taking poison. At mid
night the condemned man retired from tho
watchman's room to ids cell, where lie was soon
apparently asleep. At 11 o'clock this morning
tbe death watch heard him breathing heavily
and sent for physicians.
The pbjslclans worked hard nil tho morning
with galvanic batteries, artificial breathing,
flagellation, nnd nil other stimulants to restore
him If possible. Their efforts were ineffectual,
however, and at 1 1 :'M o'clock Kckert died.
There was a largo crowd of spectators at the
Jatl, many of whom endeavored to Induce feher
lff Martin to hang Eckert In his collapsed con
dition. They viere friends of Fred Hlttetibender.
the murdered mnn. it isnupposcd that Kckert
hod morphine In ids cell for many days bnfuie
tbedeatli watch was placed over him.
Croaln Trial Wltnria Kllla Himself.
Chicago, Dec. 8. --Henry Owen O'Connor, one
of the chief witnesses In the famous Cronln
murder trial, committed suicide nt bis home In
this city yesterday by shooting himself through
the heart. O'Connor had been In poor health
for some time, and worry over his condition is
supposed to be tbe cause of tbe deed. He was
Interested to a considerable extent In Western
mining, and wus iden titled with Marcus Daly in
some of the latter' large holdings in Montana,
EAI.SK XEWH AllOVT HOOKEFEl.I.r.R
He TTIII Not Liiuk In tbe Iron Mnntifite
Cleveland, O., Dec. 8. L. M. Rowers, man
ager of tne Rcssemer Steamship Company,
which Is tbo name under which Mr. Rocke
feller's business Is conducted, returned yester
day from New York, where for two days he
was In consultation with Mr. Rockefeller. Ho
"There Is absolutely no truth whatever in the
fltnry sent out from Chicago or the rumois
which have been floating about for some time
to the effect thnt Mr. Rockefeller is to engage
In thn iron manufacturing busluesx. Nothing
is further from his Intention, and, in fact, tho
very opposite of tho report Is true. You couldn't
drive him or In nnv wny Induce him to go nun
the Iron manufacturing IndUhtry. His erection
of our fleet of bonts was ilono slmplv In order to
develop his Iron ore mining Interests. 'I bu
stories were started by men who had real estate
or other personal schemes to further."
JlOASTEIi A EAT IX Til IS STttEET.
A IVheelrlabt Arreated for Cruelty to
A large gray rat nibbled at the cheese In a
trap sot by Louis Grlosler, a wheelright, ut !I13
Stanton street, yesterday morning, and vv ns con
sequently mado a prisoner, tlrletlor filled the
bottom of tho trap with pieces of fat anil other
Inflammable material and erected a funeral
pyre tu tbo middle of tho street. I he caged rat
was placed on lop of it and a matoli applied.
As the flames licked the metal burs of the
cage and the Imprisoned rat began slowly to
roust, a largo nnd delighted crowd stood around
and made bets us to bow long It would take tu
kill tbe animal.
In tbo midst of the ceremony Isailcomnn
Hherldan of tho t.'nlon .Market station arrived
and drove tho ciovvd uirity, but tno Into to save
the rat. He arrested Grlesler. Tho latter was
arraigned lu tho Iox .Market Court und held
Failed to Keneh iTlgtnr.
Piur.ADEi.i'iiiA, Dec. 8. The llrltlsh bark
Sallna, Capt, Illaokwood, arrived In the Dela
ware River yesterday from St, John's, N. I'.,
after making two unsuccessful nttempts to
reaoh lvlgtut, Greenland, for kryllto for tills
port, owing to the condition of the Ice, which
did extensive damage to her. Who will put nio
Wilmington. Del., for permanent repairs. She
Is tbe second vessel to come back without a
cargo, the other being the new llrltlsh bark
Calcium, which arrived Sunday,
Jlnr Htate Ch IAttaulloa.
Wtl.uiNOTON. Del.. Dec. 8. -Judge Wales In
the United States Court to-day dismissed tbe
motion of counsel for the Fidelity Trust Com
pany of Philadelphia asking that an examiner
be appointed to lake testimony In the suit of
tho company against the Hay State Gas Com
pany. The hearing nf thn application for a re
ceiver will be held on Den. IS, .ludgu Wales
said that the motion was premature, and that If
an examiner should be appointed he would be
unable, lu the aosonco of any Issue, to determine
on the relevancy or lrrolevuncy of the evidence.
The Ht. 1'aut UnlldtuR Mtrlke OfT.
Tha strikes on tbe BU Paul Building, lirond
way and Ann street, and on tbe building at
Twelfth Btreet and llroadw ay. whloh havo boen
In progress for nearly six weeks, wero declared
off yesterday. Thoy were caused by the em
ployment of painters to do the work of union
varnlshers. Under tho conditions of tho settle
meut the painters are to be laid olf until they
and tbe Varnishors' Union cau reach nu agreement.
B10,000 Dataastee for liar Huabaad'a Death,
WniTK Pt-UNa. N, V., Doc. 8. A Jury lu the
Buureme Court tills morning rendered a verdict
of $10,000 against the New York Central and
Hudson River Railroad Company In favor of
Mrs. Minnie Noble, the widow of Thomas Noble
of Yonkers, who was killed by the Chicago
Limited on tbe night of Nov. 6, 1803. at the
Ashburton avenuo crossing In the city of
Yonken. ' ;
Waltham Watches are the
best. The America7i Waltham I
Watch Company has for ;
forty years devoted enormous
capital and unlimited energy to I
discovering and applying every
device and improvement possible
in scientific watchmaking. Ask !
your jeweler for a Waltham
watch and insist on getting one. f
Movements engraved with the I
trade-mark "Riverside" or J
"Royal" are particularly recom-
mended. You may be told that a
Swiss watch is better, that a
machine-made watch is cheap and
unreliable. This is not so.
Do not be misled or persuaded I
into paying a larger price for a
watch no better and probably not f
so good as a Waltham. 1
For sale by all retail jewelers. H
why Ei.T.isox Fttxrxn meuct.
Interreaaton or ,Titatlee Hmvtb, Vranels I
AVellmnu, nnd He I.aaeey Mloolt.
Amianv. Dec. 8,-Bomo criticism has been
passed on Gov. Morton's shortening the term of
confinement of Frank Ellison In Slug Sing prison
by allowing him the five months and seventeen
days vvblcli ho passed In tho Tombs before trial
and conviction for tbe assault on William lien
rlqnes. An examination of the record in tho
olllce of the Pardon Clerk shows that as long
ago as Fobrunry. 1800, Recorder Smyth wrote
to tho Governor ns follows:
"If the conduct of the defendant. Ellison,
dnnng tbo term ho has been Incarcerated has
been good. I believe he boa been eufllclently
punished I therefore recommend such clem
enov us the Governor may sem proper."
in Mnrch following Mr. W oilman, who as As
sistant District Attorney prosecuted Ellison,
"1 feel it my dutv as well as my pleasure to
Join In petitioning for bis release. I prosecuted
tbecae. and there wero many mitigating cir
ctimstnncc. It never seemed tn me thnt the
punishment in any way fitted the crime, and his
Imprisonment for already about three years
seems to me more than commensurate with the
Do Lanccy Nlcoll. who was District Attorney
at the time Ellison was convicted says:
"Inns personally thoroughly familiar with
the case In all Its phases. tMllron wns Indicted
foraseennd offenio' which, upon conviction,
compelled tho court to Inflict the maximum
punishment, a more severe sentence than would
otherwise liuve been imposed. The first in
dictment was uUo during my term of office, but
no serious injnrv had been done In that nssault
and tho court did not imposenny imprisonment.
In the present caso Ellison was unarmed, while
llenrlques bud u pistol and discharged It. I
believe Ellison bad reasonable grounds to be
lieve thnt hl life was In peril. His prison life
has been correct. He has sntrerud enough and
oucht now to he discharged."
Resides these recommendations, mado nearly
a ear ogo, the pi-tltlon for clemency was
signed by eleven of tho twelve Jurors whlcu
ronvicimt Ellison, the twelfth being out of the
country, nnd many rospectuble people wrote
letters lu his belialf.
I.VXACT CO.VMI.SSIOXEE.1' FAT.
Inereneed About Fifty per Cent, by the
Kueclul Mtutv CoramlBBlon.
Ai.ntNY, Dec. 8.-The salaries of the State
Commissioners lu Lunacy were increased to
day by the action of the State Commission
named for tho purpose in a law passed by the
last Legislature. This ComuilMilot, consists of
Gov. Morton. Secretary of State Palmer, and
State Comptroller Roberts.
The Comm!t.slon met to-day, ana fixed the
salary of the Lunacy Commissioners as follows
President Ise. &7..100: Goodwin lirown. S.",
(MI0; Henry W. Reeves. $n,r,oo. Heretofore the
President received S.5,000. Mr. Drown S.i.000.
and Mr. iUeves SIO u day for his actual ser
vices. 'Ihe Commission adopted n resolution that the
Lunacy Commissioners shall give hereafter all
of their tlmo to their duties as Commissioners.
All of tho Commissioners, except Mr. Reeves,
were already expected to devote ail of their
time to the duties of their offices.
William IVeat'a Sentence Iledueed.
Amianv. Dec. S. Gov. Morton to-day reduced
to forty ears, subject to commutation for good
behavior, tho sentenre of William West of New
York city, u life prisoner in Sing Slug. This
will release West In September, 1NU.S, wlion he
will have served twenty. four years. West was
u convict in '-lug Slug, and In u qunrrel killed
one of his fellow convicts. Ho was at that time
111 cars old.
FOKOF.t: r.lLEXTIXE SF.XTEXCEn,
Ten Tfttrs1 Ka.lourn nt Crow Hill for May
William E. Valentine, tbe forger and all
around swindler, whose criminal career was
brought to nn abrupt close a couple of months
ago by tho Ilrooklyn pollco, wns arraigned for
sentence beforo Judge Ilurd, In the County
Court, In that city, yesterday. He had pleaded
guilty to working oft a worthless check on
Henry llatlermnn, the dry goods merchant, and
also to the abduction nf May Wlngate, the 17-year-old
girl who cttempted suicide by shoot
ing herself In the breast on learning of hie ras
calities. Yaleiilinn wnntod sentenco postponed until be
had linoppnitiiiilty to consult with his lawyer,
but Ills reipiOHt was not granted. Judge Hurt!
then sentenced him to ten yearn' Imprisonment
111 tho Kings county penitentiary. Valentine is
lift yenisoal and belongs to a respectable I,nng
Island family. Ho wub a butcher beforo he be.
gun his extensive swindling operations. Ho Is
said to have been connected with the MeLaugh
lln gang of forgers.
The thermometer at the United States Weather Ila-
rsaii registered tho temperature yesterday as follows:
'W. It9 ust. tttt.
DA. M IH' ' III'. M I a' BV
13 II . . 41 4U' II I' SI .IB' III
3 I'. M . if uu uyid 7 UU'
H AS1IIXI1TOX roillTAST I"OIt UHlsesilAV.
ir eaftcrn .NVie York. rain. rU'drlna in louthern
jrffna bu tl'fntna; sauthfrlu U'lnili, ihtltino to uttl'
rrlv . tivirmrrfo nnrrirrn jiorffou.
Pro eminently tho best Pianos mado; ex
ported tn mid Bold In nil urt ri ntrrs of tho
globe, and endorsed und preten ed fur private
mid puhllo lino by tho gri test urtlsta nud
scientists. Illustintcd Catalogues mulled
free upon application.
STEIHWAY & SONS, 107-111 E. 14tH St,
William A. Shcnard of this city died last Frl- -
day in Philadelphia of cancer of the liver, at tha ?5
age of 77 years. He had been a well-known fe
Dguro In tho financial circles of both cities for J
fifty years. He was born In Denton, Me in tf
lb20. Educated and fitted for college by tha $
Rov. Dr. Sliepard. his grandfather, an eminent ft
theologian nnd classical scholar of those days,
his preparation had been so thorough that ha n
was permitted to enter before the regulation j
age. and was graduated when 18 jcars old with ?
tho highest honors, supporting himself or 'f
teaching during his collegiate life. He con- s!
tlnued teaching until. In his twentieth $
ear, he was called as under teacher to tho Eng- J
llsh High School nt Boston. His success was so 'J
marked that lie was appointed principal of the !
new Ilrlmmer Public School tbe next year, and ;S
within the year placed tbe new school In tho $
front rank of the celebrated grammar schools Q
of that city. In 181(1-7. wnen tho coal and iron
hinds of Pennsylvania wero attracting the at- J
tentlon of capitalists of New York, he was In- "
vited here by men who knew of bis aptitude In i
engineering and of his attainments In miner- 5
alogyand geology and wus iuickiy introduced
to the financial world of Wall street. Many of .ft
our older citizens will remember the elegant, V
dignified .voting gentleman of most courteous s-
nianaers whose home was at tbe New YorK J
Hotel from 1847 until the war times. Ho S
found active employment for his talent, enorg)- f
and his knowledge or minerals in the forma, T
Hon of com; anles and corporations for f
the exploitation of mlnos of coal. Iron, '
copper, and silver, and in the building of s
railroads to utilize them and transport 0
their products. He conducted also many other ?
enterprises in oil. Invention, and manufactures, 7;
nnd his Judgment nnn Integrity were lmpllcltlr ' Si
relied upon by capitalists and rtnanclers of tfotb
the great cities. His ai tlve nature would not per-
lull him to rest upon tho prod net of some success- -T,
f il enture. He would sell the most prom- J"J
llng properties to engage In snme new enter- f
prise. So ho wns rich and poor bv turns, regard- k
Ing wealth and poverty with equal uimplacency. .??
He was possessed of splendid oratorical powers, V,
and was frequently solicited tn enter public life. jK
but preferred the quietude of his pursuits to the
confinement of nlHclal station. lie was married S
In lSHU. and leaves a widow, two dauchtnrs, and. f1
two son. nil in comfortable circumstances. fj
Patrick Meehan. nn engineer In tho Unltad h1
States navy, died at 10 o'clock on .Monday ffj
night at tiio Naval Hospital In Ilrooklyn In his J7
fifty-seventh year. He had been suffering -i
from eryslpolas for a week. His only 1
daughter. Mary A. Meehan, aged 4.1 ,s
yenrs. died ut her home. .'10 North Ox- ji
ford street, about three hours after her father's '.
denth, and both funerals will be held this morn- fr
Ing simultaneously from the Church of tha 5
Sierrd Henrt. Knglneor Meehan came from Ire- -P
land to tills country hen a boy. He was con-
netted with the ntvy for twenly.tive years, and i
he served on several wur vessel. He rbo TA
served for nsilwi time In the Revenue Depart- JS
ment In Ilrooklyn, For snme years he had K,
been connected with tbe Navy Yard 3
and was tho commander of the launch of the tf
Captain of thu yard nt the time of his death. IS
He was actlvo in Republican politics in the &
Twentieth wnrd, lie leaves a widow and ono W
eon. Roundsman .lames Meehan of the liergeit .',
Btreet police station. Ho was n member of tbs ,"ii
Catholic llenevolunt Legion. ",-t
William C. Soutar. ono of Newark's oldest $,
temperance advocates and workers, died yester-
dav at his home In that clt. Ho stopped A
drinking Just twenty yenrs ago, and took up tha ?;
cnuse of temperance. In a practical mannor by &
picking Individuals from tho gutf-r and trying s
to lend them to reform. His success was re- "i
markable lu a great many Instances, and It was
chlellv ilue, he believed, to the fuel that be 'I
never indulged In reproaches or got dlsrouraned 7
witli tvvo or three lapses when lie endeavored to ?h
brmi? a itrunknril Into a better I'oti lftinil of lift. f!
He kept n restaurant when he began working In .
the cause of tempeiance, and tt 'wis said that
ho gave away to lutemperales nearly as much
ns ho sold to sober people. K
Nathan Wobb.w ho piirticlputi d in tho War of 'k
1H1". nnil who rrus 11 veteran of the civil war, 3'
dled.it tho home of his daughter. Mrs. Ktta .,
Downward, at 1 VI t West Mxtv.thlrd "trcet. at ,fi
7 o'clock yesterday morning. Ho was I no j tara j?
old 011 Dec il. Mr. Webb was Imrn In Dolawara 'A
county, and until three years ago lived at Rig ;.';
Kbits, near rimlr.i. He bad always been atrong fi
unit bearlv. and up to Suiidnv mi In perfoet L
health ills sight was exrtptlinnlly good, nnd
ho could eally distinguish small objects. He ,tS
wns ameintierof thn G. A. 11. post at Itlg Flats, y
having belonged to tbo Mounted Rifles from "A
that purl oft lie Mate. During the wnr of 1H13
he acted us a water carrier for a regiment. V
William S. Trowbridge died esterdny morn
Ing of tieal l disease at his home at Silicon street u,
nnd Nostrand avuniic, Ilrnokljn. Ha wns born !h
sixty-one years ago in New York Lily, and was a V5
member uf the old Volunteer 1'ire Department.
For tho past llfteen jmr or moiebe held a ,-?
place of trust In the New York office of Drown J
ing, King Co., and before thut, for moro than C
as many enrs, lie was with the old house of
HaddenA-Co. Jlr. Trowurldge's wlfodledeome
jeniH ago and ho leaves n young daughter. y;
Schujlor Clark. e--I(eprese:itatlve to the A
Massachusetts Lt-gOu,turo, and one of the load ,'i
Ing Republicans or Hampshire county, died lust M
iilglitln Huuiliiglon In that Statu after briCK ,r,
pulled from a lake, vv here he and bis w ife and a y
friend went to lish through the Ice. Ho was la J
tho water su long that Ins vitality was under ij
mined. He win 11 lavvver, and was burn in 1
Cooynians, N. V., Ilflj-llvu years ago. S
Wllllnm Drury, said to bo tho largest land -a
owner in tbo I'ulted Stutts, died nt his homo in ',
New Iloston, III., on Monday, uged HO. Mr. $
Drury was a iiiulti-mlllioiinlre. His landed
possessions amounted to thousands of acres In X
various ports of the South and West, prinol ?
rial I y In Nebiasku, Colorado, anil Texas, Ha i
eaves no holrs except Ills widow. ,i
Mrs. ( iirnlni" II. Wlnslowdled at her home In ,t
Washington nn Monday night nt tho ago of 74. 'A
Sirs. Wlnlow wus consplciiouH in local so. j.
rial purlt orznnlntion and womiin suffrage sS
movements, she was for several years a dlrec- at
tor ot iiiioilaughsts an., was: active in tbe E;i
nittiiiigeinent of other women's organizations. fi'.i
Capt .Ininos C. Hillings, uged NO, a Ilfe.long $1
resident of l.odvard. Conn., died suddenly 011 g
Monday inglil at ills home. Ho expired In 0. JS
I'linlr u b' balbv the lire He bad been Judge '4-
of I'robute for several terms, und also bad Ij
represented the tow 11 in the legislature. V
Krnrst Fugel, the German statistician, died "
yesterday ut Loeisewllz. He was 7.1 years of '
age. Herr Kngel (succeeded to the directorship K
of theUurcauof Statistics In 18U0. He was tha
author of a number of sUtlttlcal works, ,j