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I SHARP WINS.
BKp' frV8 becn vcr7 conflclont of final success.
K?' cd n largo criminal uractico at ono
Hi Wmo and vu for eight years Jadce
H-- bf criminal court and havo conllnuoa of tlie
Ht&-' opinion that the trial court erred in the nrl.
su Anisdon of evidence Tho Court of Appeals
j&a bivO sustained mo in that opinion."
Kf1 MWIiB SURPRISE AT T1TB DECISION.
& j Opinion of Lawyer nml Other" Tuo News
E& I "' Given by "The World."
C Trin Wonu) nave tho first news to the
mkh Crowds hurrying downtown this morning of
H& ihe decision of tho Court of Appeals to givo
Btf ATncob Bharp a now trial.
K& When tho brief bulletin appeared announc-
Har Ins tho decision which elves tho prisonerrcRi
BrT, dent of Ludlow Street Jnll n new leaso of lif 0
BM tho thrones who always look to TrtE Would
l& . for tho best and cnrliost nows stopped ns
fel'"" though of ono accord and for n moment,
Kjj While tho few words wero being eagerly
Mfc. , (canned, pcdestrianlsm in cither direction
Ufl' ' was impossible
H) Then from Tnz Would office tho nows
H& tepidly spread throughout tho city, and bo-
H& tweon tho expressions of surpriso. crntlflcn-
K tion or dissatisfaction, according ns the nows
Kr struck them, tho hundreds about tho hotel
corridors and courts interspersed n compli-
Mif'- ment for Tnc Would.
" The news of the revorsnl did not reach tho
H City Hall until quito late. When it did, it
Hr created a sensation. It was in tho nuturo of a
ESrt surprise to many, and tho opinions expressed
B&( Vrero various. But tho underlying scntimont
ME?1 nny D8 inferred from what one of tho oftlcinU
Bf around tho Hall said. His remark was: " It
means acquittal for Sharp and tho cases will
K borer bo tried."
g On6 by ono tho Aldermen dropped into thn
HH1) ball; Somoexicssed tho opinion thnt "it
u7' was just as they expected," whilo others
Bk. seemed much surprised. Tho loungers nnd
BBJ waiters around tha corridors smiled siguifl-
Bk' cantly and jokingly Epoke of tho colobration
Bfi; Malcmoy & Co. would hold in Caundn to-
BHb. ; night. Justico in hor white robo " wasent
' payin' a word," but it seemed as though she
BK pipped hor sword tighter when tho nows
KV uiTon TfEwrrr informed or the decision.
K& As is usual. This Wohld was tho first to
BE, Carry the tidings to Mayor Hewitt. That
BEEtr gentleman said : " Well, yon are tho first to
BKr loll mo of it What can I Buy ? Tho Court
BEiW must know thoir own business. If tlioy havo
Bn tarersed the sentence, of course, they must
BB havo somo reason for it. Dolliko it? I'cr-
BBfo haps I don't ; but what is tho use of talking
BE? Over it? His nonsenso, utter nonsonso."
K"-" TIIZIIS MAT HE A CHANOE OP VENUE.
Hi V When Tub Would man walked into tho
B': cobv offices of tlio President of thollonrdof
BVii Aldermen.- on Droadway, and informed Mr.
BH& JJeokman that the Court of Appeals had ro-
BHk. versed tho decision thoro was silenco for a
B , moment, then tho keen looking lawyer-Alder-
KT man said t
HeI? " Well, it is not wholly unexpected. I do
BBj! not know on what grounds that decision was
BBnT reversed, but I imngino it was in regard to
BH& , 'tho evidonco boforo tho Sonato Investigating
B, Committeo. A number of the members of
BB' the Bar have been talking tho case over for
BKJL tho past two or three wcoks, and I found that
BKf J tho majority thought that thero would bo a
Bf ' loophole, for escape."
BKP. 'f What effect do you think it will havo ?"
BHm"t' I do not think it will have any effect on
BjRi , , the real merits of tho raso. Hut thoro will bo
BjK one great difficulty in tho now trial. It will bo
BC( very hard to secure 0 jury. Thero oro very fow
BB)4 intelligent men who havo not read something
BK; '" 1 about tho com) and havo not formed an oiiin-
BBdi. ion. It is too bad, after all tho time and ox-
BBC-'f : pense of a trial, that it should end to."
i, "Do you think that Sharp's trial will bo
BK r bold in this county ?"
BttfK' " I think that thero will bo n strong olTort
BB' to have tho trial hold in another county on
BKk .account of tho strong publio sentiment
BK, against Sharp. Of courso they will not liko
BK that in the District-Attornoy's offico, but I
BJ'S think Sharp's lawyers will make a strong
BBJlm' fight to ohongo the plnoo of trial.
BB No, I do not think tho decision will havo
BBy nhy effect on tho remaining trials of Bich.
BBJCb- xaond and Kerr, excont in tho points that
Bjpk Sharp's appeal was granted on."
H ' ,, ALDERMANIO nEJOICTNOB.
BK- Jovial Alderman Isaao M. Long said, as ho
BHl. Bhook hands: "lam mighty glad to hear
BS; of tho roversal of tho scutenco in
BK) ' Sharp's case. Jake Sharp has bocn a
BK; , friend of mino for thirty - fivo years,
BVft and he was a pretty good old fellow. Of
BU course he was dragged into that scheme,
BVv: how deep I don't know. I am glad to think
BEjFjp that the old man will havo a chanco to eat
BPk Lis Christmas dinner at homo."
Hp Alderman Quinn was glad to hoar of tho
BKk , reversal. Ho thought that Htmrr should
BK thave another trial. "I think," bo said.
g "there is a big revulsion of
BBW tmblio feeling in Sharp's favor that
BE, is bearing fruit. From the decision of
Ben the Court of Appeals I should judgo that all
BHr the Aldermen had grounds for a now trial.
BF It was certainly an unfortunate, affair."
tAs Alderman V. N. Oakley stroked his
lirown beard, ho said : " Long ngo I made
" up my mind that tho appeal would bo
kqt; " Runted. This was from a careful study of
BV the caso,and from conversations with omincnt
BM4,, lawyers on the subject. Perhaps Sharp
Bf finned, but if ho did, his punishment has
B Deen severe. I think that thero will be great
BS trouble in securing a jury for a now trial."
Ki' boodleb rAnr.p.Y VT1IT.TB
re A Wobld reporter found ex-Aldorman
Wlf Patrick Farley at his saloon, in tho Bowery,
BT- near Grand street. Mr. Farloy, who was
B); conversing with a customer, said in response
BEy to e question as to how ho liked the do-
BrefV cision :" We havo good judges. You'so fel-
UMt Jows nnve ,,een ry'QB to intimidate tho
BTAn judges al! along, but you aro beaten now, and
BFwl I am glad of it."
HfgF IOMMT BUIELS SATISFIED.
KS Ex-Alderman Tommy Shielswas found in
BEEf tho office of his " hotel " at noon busywrit-
Bt " ng. He was dressed in a splendid new suit
BKfV of clothes, woro a turned-down collar, cut
Mi L0W,P ttxo neck, and a white lawn tie. Ho
BfcjT' declined to review tho decision except to
BK& ?,' '! T.ho, ,Co"rt of Appeals is the highest
Btifjt. nuthonty in the State, and my opinion is of
BJfar no servico to tho publio w hatover."
Wt ALDEBMAN CLEAHY WITUOUT AN OPINION.
f, -.wAla?nmn:,ruomli, CIcnry. on whoso
i , it 3tnFy !iBnKrced, was seen ot his offico
i on the eighth Uoor of tho Equitable Building.
PPfrlfc Hf.i ivt0t llcairdi?J ,tl'''ra,ltmK of a now
75n V7b i"al- Ahcn n,;K';a if, Uo had any opinion to
W IPrBSi he said that ho had not, and did not
"( care to be interviewed about it. Ho did not
W express any surpriso and showed no feelinir
ggHHEv. either in exprosstou of face or manner.
Kf? , , WnAT I.AWYEKH HAY.
HlP rt.n Asri8,.n,nt district. Attorney John
Bfflp O'Byrno said that ho did not think any of tho
Blp nPftrtial trial, whioh tho law proides they
Biff should havo, leaving out tho question of their
HI' ff11!1.?' inn,ocou-t o expressed tho opinion
B& thatthoy should havo been tried in somo
BJft other county, as ho did not think, no matter
H? how much sifting was done in tho (.election
Bf. of jurors, that an impartial body of men could
BT.' he chosen from tlio panels of this eountv
V Ex-Judge Dittonhoefor said: "I was of
mi tho opinion that Judge Barrett's rulings wore
I ??nS,ct- Whilo the rulings of this Judge Taud
f the General Term wero believed correct thev
H& wero very close-, and I favored a btay of pro-
II terminod." V thm l,roiorly SS.
H Mr. E. P. Wilder said : " I am not sur.
b prisod at tho decision." Bur
H CioL.?1-1,ini"? d that ho was pleased
Bit S?t the dcosion. Ho dd not think that
f Sharp's constitutional right had been re-
Bb Bpooted on tho trial.
BliEv .Christopher Fine said that he bolioved
i w,T?if the land. "Publio excitement " said
BMU Mr. line, "should not ovorrulo tho rules of
I .JV. W. Culver said: "Mr.Fino expresses
Bngr my sentiments." '
BBf Charles IL Blandy said : " I nm not at all
BhK'O h ' . 1 vi ,
mrprisedj I havo always thought that Mrv
Sharp was cntitlod to ft now trial."
Lawyer Samuel Ashton. partnor of Louis
F. Post, saidi "Tho chances aro tlint this
opinion will knock tho bottom out of tho
prosecution. It may dceido all tho essential
questions and therefore thero will bo nothing
left to try Sharp upon. It scorns to mo that
tho roversal is justified."
a Dtmcn or lj-.oal comments,
Edward Lautcrbach I am not surprised,
but I cannot vnnturo to express inv opinion
in tho matter until I havo seen tho toxt of
Collector Magono Tho Court of Appeals
is undoubtedly right. They aro all nblo law
yers and conscientious men.
Frederick M. Kvurts I looked for a rover
sal, but not for such a unanimous one.
John W. Fisko No lawyer can tiiko excep
tion to tho opinion of tho highest court of our
Stnto, however distasteful it may bo.
Theodoro W. Myers Tho decision is a sur
priso to mo, but then I am not a lawyer.
Frank J. Dnpignac, counsel for Richmond
I am not surprised at tho decision, although
I am surprised that tho Court was unanimous
Bx.CongreRRmnn John J. Adams said that
ho ha 1 not Ren a lawyer since the trial sinco1
tho trial of Sharp who did not say that Pottlo
testimony was inadmibsablo and against ele
SHARP'S TRIAL AND CONVICTION.
Ills Thirty Yrnrn Hlrngale fnr llrondtray
nnd Illn Sentence for Ilrlbrry.
Jacob Sharp's strugglo for the possession
of Broadway began as early an 1855, and
though his schemes met with continual de
feat ho returned undismayed to tho chargo
again and again. Nobody over ques
tioned his pluck, whatever might bo
mid about his principles. Tho samo
qualltios which ho has shown in his strugglo
to keep out of Htato prison wero displayed in
his thirty years' war to build a railroad in
Broadway. His bills might bo defeated in
one branch or othor of tho Legislature or bn
vetoed by tha Governor, but ho always
turned up again in somo now t-hapo.
Tho winter of 18S1 ho spent at Albany, and
somo of tho "finest" work of his lifowas
dono in getting through what is known as tho
" General Hall road Act," under which tho
Broadway railroad beeamo a possibility.
Then ho hurried back to Now York, whero
ho found another .big fight on his hands.
Tho cable pcoplo also wanted to run a rail
road on Broadway, but tho comparative
youngstors who "engineered that schemo
proved to bo no match for tho wily old
Tho Board of Aldermen was an open book
to Jacob Sharp, and ho know every page by
heart. By steps whioh aro familiar to ovory
ono ho advanced towards tho consummation
of his lifo purposo until, on Aug. 0, 1881, tho
Aldermen passed tho resolution giving him
possession of lowor Broadway for a surface
Mayor Edson vetoed the resolution on Aug.
18, but oaily on tho morning of Aug. 30
eighteen Aldermen met in secret session at
tho City Hall and passed tho resolution over
In spito of attempts to nullify this action,
tho road was built, and on Juno 22, 1685,
Jacob Sharp rode on tho first car which ran
from Union Square, along Broadway, over
tho now line.
Tho protests of tho press and tho publio at
tho barefaced steal did not long pass un
heeded. In Juno, 18H0, tho matter was in
vestigated by a committeo of tho Senate and
tho corruption and bribery of the Aldermen
wero laid bare. Under examination by Mr.
Boscoo Conkling, Sharp, by his evasions, ad
missions and denials, furnished many links
in tho chain of evidcuco which was after
wards tightened around him.
On October 19 of last yeor tho Grand Jury
formally indicted Sharp, Jamos W. Foslmy,
Thomas B. Kerr, James A. Itiehmond nud
others for conspiracy to bribo tho Aldermen.
They wero arrested tho same day and taken to
Judgo Cowing's privoto residence. Boil was
fixed in each case at SlOO.OtX). James I)ow
noy, tho builder, of M East Fifty-sixth street,
beeamo suroty for Sharp.
It was decided to try Sharp separately, and
after a fruitless effort to secure a change of
venue to another county ho was arraigned
boforo Judgo Barrett, in the Court of Oyer
and Terminer on April 18. Thoro wore nu
merous delays and tho trial did not begin till
May 10. The task of securing a jury occupied
a full mouth, and oloven days wero taken
up in tho presentation of" evidence on
both sides. A long array of eminent counsel,
including John E. Parsons, Albert Stickney,
Peter Mitchell, Homer A. Nelson and Georgo
F. Canfiold took caro of Sharp's intorests.
Judge Barrott delivered his chargo to tho
jury at 8.45 v. it. on Juno 29, and fourteen
minutes lator, on tho first ballot, u verdict of
"guilty" was rendered. Sharp was com
mitted to Ludlow Street Jail, whero ho occu
pied tho comfortablo suit of rooms in which
Tweed was formorly confined. Ho was not
sent to tho Tombs on account of a ploa of ill.
On July 11 Sharp was sentenced by Judgo
Barrett) to four yuan' imprisonment in Stato
prison and to pay a lino of !S5,000. nis coun
sel, with whom W. Bourko Oookran was then
associated, obtained from Judgo Potter n stay
ponding tho decision of tho General Term on
oxceptions taken by them and Gov. Hill
specially convened that body to meet Sept. 7
to hear tho appeal.
On Sept. at; the Oenoral Term affirmed
tho decision of tho Court of Oyer and Tor
miner, and tho Sheriff was just about to con.
vuy his prisoner to Sing Sing w hen, on Sept.
29, Chief-Justico Itnger, of tho Court of Ap
peals, granted Sharp another stay ponding
the final decision of tho Court of Appeals.
BOODLERS W1I0 DON'T SHOW WORRY.
I'nlrlnl i:-Alilrrtncii In Cnoil Ilentlli and
HuirltB, and Hume of Them Making JHnnuj.
Ex-Alderman Thomas Cleary no longer
keeps himself secluded, but, ou tho con
trary, is now seen very frequently at tho re
sorts of downtown politicians. Ho has a
siuilo for ovory friend ho moots, and is in
better spirits than ho has been sinco ho w us
indicted for acceptiug a part of tho Broud
Ex-Alderman William P. Kirk hos re
mained on his Long Island farm tho major
part of tho tiiuo sinco ho has been
out on bail. Ho camo to this city on
election day and voted. Ho has been
in tho city several times sinco, end expocts to
take up his w inter quarters in Madison street
in a few days. Hois looking well oud says
ho was mivcr in better health.
Ex-Alderman Thomas Shells has two
saloons on Fast Broadway that keep him
busy. They bring him a good iucomo and
ho looks as if nothing worried him. Tho ox.
Alderman owns several trotters nnd rnrnlv
misses a spin through Central Park uud " ou
the road " on fiuo afternoons.
Ex-Aldernmu Patrick Farley weighs moro
now than ho over did before, llis saloon on
the Bowery, near Grand street, is a mint,
Farley is not tho least abashed when tho
" boodlu " business is hinted at. Ho likes
to discuss tho trials that havo taken place and
to coimuont on what ho calls tho perjured
testimony of witnesses for tho prosecution.
r.x-Alderman Fiurk is rich, lie owns m en
or eight tenement-houses and occasionally
speculates in oast side real estate. Finck ran
bo seen nearly every night in a Tenth Ward
wem.handlung." Ho is fond of n good
glass of Uhtlu wein, a quiet game of piuoclo
and a pinch of snuff.
Ex-Alderiuun Pearson has deserted his old
haunts and is attending to his business in
men's furnishing goods. Now and then he
takes a stroll with an old friend or two. It
is not often that ho is seen with any of his
former political companions.
Ex-Alderman Louis Wendol is trying to
forget that ho was over an Alderman. Ho
runs a west sido assembly-room mid reaps
a snug sum from tho rent of his hall for par
ties ond balls and from tho sale of beer.
Ex-Aldermun John MtCabo goes out driv
ing everyday. Hois generally accompanied
by his devoted wifo, who insists that her hus
band is childish and of unbound mind.
Ex-Aldcrmou Charles H. Biley is building
houses. Ho nnd his brother oro prosperous
OUR (1UGAT HI'ltCIAI, HAIJI" OP OVKUCOAT8 11.(8 UKE.t,A MAOMIFJOKNr BU00K83. OUK
OrtUATl'-flTABUSIflinNT HAS UKKN CllO WUED KVKRY DAY, AND OUU FIFTY HAtKSHKN "KEPT
HU8H1NO" FKOM MOKNIMO UNTIL HIOIIT. DUKINU 1IIIS BALI! Wi: HAVEN'T MADE A DOLLAIl
OF IMtOFIT, BUT WK'VK UNI.OADKI) J300.000.00 WORTH OF OLOTIHNO AND OOT TIIB UAHIf.
KOW CAMII IS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN TRADIS, AND WK KNOW HOW TO USE IT TO ADVAN
TAOE. ON SATURDAY IT WAS WHISPERED IN IIUSINKS3 CHICLES THAT ONE OF TIIB LAROE8T
WHOI.ESALK HOUSES IN NEW YORK WAS " MAUD UP." THEY HAD BOUOHT CLOTH ON
CREDIT AND HORROWKD MONEY TO MAKE IT UP, AND THE I.ATH NKArtON LEFT THEM WITH
5(W,UOO,00 WORTH OF FINE CLOTHINO ON HAND AND NO MONEY. TIIKY HAD TO PAY OR
1IUHT. WKOALLKD ON THEM AND TOOK THEIR ENTIRE ENORMOUS '.TOOK OFFTHKIR HANDS
FOR CASH. WKOOr ITOIIKAP. TI1F.Y CLAIM TO IIA.VK LOST $2JO,D(IO.() IN THE TRADE. WK
OOT THE HTOUK FOR ONIWIA'.F WHAT IT COST 10 M MiK IT. WE WANT TO SELL IT QUICK,
AND WK PROPOSE TO 4IVK YOU THE BENEFIT OF OUR PURCHASE.
TO-DAY TIIK WUUIMtlsn PARTY 1ISOINS.
" REMEMBER OUR MOTTO."
WKOTAllANTKB 1JVKIIY PltlOI! ADYEIlTiHED AND BVUIIY OAKMENT BOLD
O II li i'.XAOTI.Y Art niiFRIiHENTKD."
OVERCOATS FOR MEN. suits for men.
UlkllUUniW I Wli IlltalHI FOURTEEN THOUSAND SUITS IN ALU EVERY
STYLE AND QUALITY I.M AdINAIIt.i:. TO KXPK--
rwm UTrt mnn.t. nf 4 ftO.1 mm hum "I TE SALES WE HA VS. D1VIDI.D THEM INTO
LOT NO. 1 MHwV'ftJf ST5 FOUR" LOIS." AT OUR DIRKKI.ENT PRIU1.S.
wirmiliairllmiili jubIUi thing for outdiot worn. W 00 VVllSt WfO UltOr 111
tin Mil tbem dartuit thin wk lor ont-liraitu tb.lr j f .-. .. 4tu, nu,t,inPlild,BWpwl
Tlus- IjU A il Jt nii CbMie pttrn. bo
Cnu, Dingle or ctoublf, hroiitmJ. finmonfcblT cut and
(TtO OL "!1 nude, to tell at 410. S1'4 And orfr. Somo few
DeSaeS'a eiiraUne inltala tblalot and all worth (onr tlmta the
I' fTTI -Krf n conalttaot 2,IC0 haafrChln- l,ro,,,'" RA fkfi
JV JL lvla U clilllaa. bine or brown, and 3r4eUUa
1..I7U darVarar tfaltoni. Tnej are cot ln-lo or double -.r.1 TVT'V O 3 fcUU SnltaMeltona flh.
iJH.Wj our prior, bcotoh (oodind Wnntmlii rtffnlar tailor-mad Miits,
hd-7n. ISackaorfonr-tiiiiton Cuttwarit otfr Mlity patterns in
!- chfiosa from. 'Iha'antJitu Wi-re made to ill tor 1M, 'JfJ
. . . . i. tnt i u-trt. and fj'i, and thpj at wurtli th money, W want toull
T XW TVrr. oonilitnof J.iOlslfMitBeyor ttm(im;k. Com and milt yimr.Blf at
LjJ L ll v Otpf coat. hlick fir bruwncolori
SrxI enoach for AtiibodytUfrear, and equal in m&Itn and (KM Vi
ntrihUithnflneit. Tbm coatn aro oieelrilly daairablo; ""
auk nr atleimen to abow tbem; wortU 418.00, but Mo T fTiy "iV U 5BI Bnlti For builneaa
toll tbam at JU V X Xi Va J Tnon and professional men i
elegantly trimmed and tlnlihd; hn iiniQRt. all cut by
fQ ff cuatom culteraand ma'leby juiirnerinen Ullora. 'Ihota
iDOivvi aulta were made exclunirply for the Due trad and ought
to eeli for g'J to 9 JU ; we k't ' m go at
LOT NO. 4 ."nttroY lXSZtftt& S 1 2.00.
r.X7V.W."w?Sf31p LOT NO. 4 iSi rX ,S2K5i
hlerant KiriPTO.fTcoaL "U'SS.! mlnnir.. cork.crew.. wuraled. and Hni-t quality nf
.'S.;i h",2'f,"".7,t,ri"iVi.":"-:;:" Jiil!!! ,SM,toh"anil"CbOTltt"aultlngi. ollllUKHerca
" T.llor.roado" .t Jn.UDi.(IO?erpoata.. 1 IMIO ,, h , ,t r D,. jirinoo Albert. Kr.iok and four-
Imported Montaigne. I hlbet .and "''"Wll" F button Calawar Uoata. Th"i Milt, cannot bo oioeiled
IleaT.rii. with Fin. Silk or.QutlUJ Satin Llnmn, Qualitj material, and In cut" and "mak." are iiqunl to
and make th. Terj beat, al thennoat ' Broadway cmtotn tailor nj." BatbJ your-
lelf. com. and aee thm and buy one tor
SI 8.00. S 16.00.
A. H. KING & CO.,
THE RELIABLE BROADWAY CLOTHIERS,
627 and 629 Broadway, near Bleeoker St.
OPEN EVERY EVENING UNTIL 9 O'CLOCK.
and tlio ex-Aldorman depends niiontlio news
papers for items about tlio booalo trials that
aro yet to como off.
Tlio friends of tho ox-Aldormon are inquir
ing about KatioMotz, tlio witness. Many of
thorn say that as Katio Mctz has been married
sinco hor last appearance osawltnohs hor bus
band may object to hor civiuc testimony at
Now and then rumors float around HaTlem
in regard to tho siirecs indulged in by ox
Aldorinun Michael I)uffy, who turned State's
Kx-Aldormon Fullgraff is said to havo
settled in Milwaukee.
Ex-Aldorniuu Wailo sionds most of Ins
timo in Ehbox County on a farm.
Ex-Aldorman Miller can bo soon nearly
every ovoninp; in his brothor's shoo gtoro in
TOE 8UBWAT WORK TO BTOR
lien. Newton Hajm thnt tlie TrencUc. Mast
He Closed on Dec. 1,
Tho agitation over the dischaTgo of 6,000
laborers on tbo Electrical Subway work con
tinues. Thoro seems to bo no prospoct of a
revocation of tho order closing tho tronohes
by Deo. 1.
Gen. Newton, Commissioner of Fublio
Works, was soon this forouoon by a Wobld
reporter. Ho said i " I cannot seo why
wo should havo nil this talk and
agitation over this matter. Wo havo
prooeodod in an ordorly and quiot manner
about tho work aud with a viow towards
tho caro and protection of tho pub
lio iutcreot. Timely notice was
given a month ago and was well
understood by Mr. Crimuiius. It is not our
Intention to interfere with tho rights of
labor, nor havo wo dono so. Tho
trendies now upon will bo olosed bv to-morrow
night, and tho work loft in such oondi
tion that now tronohes may bo opened if it is
found prudent so to do. It should not
bo understood by tho publio that wo
aro closing tho work in a season when
it can bo perforniod with safety; we aro act
ing with Bucli prudence as is deoiuod neces
sary at tliis season of tho year and consistent
with publio good.
" It Beonis to mo that Mr. Crimmins is re.
sponsible for spreading tho reports abroad
that this department is to blamo for tlio dis
ehargoof tlio laborers. Wo linve nothing to
do with thoir employment j thut is Mr.
Crimmins's businebs, and ho well un
derstood that the trenches now open wore
to bo closed by Dec. 1. I understand that
Mr. Crimmins receies ton or tlfteen
tier cent, or every dollar expended in
labor, and at that rnto it is, of course,
to his interest to keep tho work going with
ns many laborers as possible. I know thut
wo have taken tho right courso for tho publio
good and wo havo no desiro whatovor to
throw any laborer out of work.
" If tho seuRou permits, additional tronohes
may bo opened, but tho present ones will
havo to bo closed by to-morrow night, Tho
present cold snap does not atTect tlie work.
The whole thing has been talked of and
written to pieces."
Throw Vitriol In tlie Girl's Face.
inoui. to Tnc would.)
Havkiuiii.l, Mass., Nov. W. Last evening Miss
Manila MecDun, ubout twentj years of nge, was
calleil to tlio door ot her renldcuce, ou tho coraer
of Iucko and Duncan streets. As Bhe btepjied
to tlio door rlio received tho contents of a
glass ot ltrlol thrown Into hor l.tco by
it person who mood tu the doorway
illsi;iiUeU In a lent; rubber coat ami carrying an
umbrella. After throwing tho vitriol the person
turned ami ran. The young lsilr was terribly
burned about the face, ami tlio attending phritlcluu
earii he thinks the will lose her eyetliiht. Tho cul
prit has not been nrrcsted.
Jumped from n Horning Car,
Tlio forward car on the 441 Mew Itochclle train
yesterday aflcrnoou lool; (Ire from llvo co tU which
tell from the slote. The car was tilled with Iialiuu
laborers, nnd two of them were so frightened Hint
they Jmniied off while tho train wag In motion, and
were ufierwaros picked up unhurt. Tho Urc was
extinguished alter (300 worth of damage was done.
Two Young Hlaliwnjr Hobber..
Jack Bargentl, of us Third street, and l"ranl:
ltcllly, of SI Greene street, two boji, who gave
their ages as twelve years, were held for trial In
the JcfTcrson Market Police Court this morning on
a char-to of hlnhwav robbery. They stopped
Hcury .Vorlo, aged sixteen years, la Washington
l'ark on aumiay aud louk from him a diamond pin.
Dedicating Dubuque'. Ilrldge.
ll'ICUI. TO TUE WOULD. I
Dubuque, la,, Nov. 29. The now bridge across
tho Mississippi Hiver Is being dedicated here to
day. Tho event la being cclelntcd enthusiasti
cally. Tlio brldgo li one of the largest on tho
Olio Glaa Too Much.
Thomas Parker, of Mo. 8S First avenue, quar
relled In a barroom early this morning and waa
struck with a leer-gluts ou the head, receiving a
eh'ltoju,.aBliML. ritftrW aiaiflsyi hrfjait tiMlLj i
NEWS IN BRIEF.
Two American vessoli have been forcibly seized
by tho Nicaruguan Uovernmcnt for reasons as yet
Henry llonrghclm. fifty years old, died suddenly
this morning while sitting In Baloon at No. 47 Do
James O. Blaine Is expected to reach San Fran
cisco on his return to tbo United States on the 20th
of June next.
Two nepnews of the lato Commodore Garrison
wero killed yesterday by a fall down a mine shaft
nt Webb City, Mo.
Tne Law and Order Society of Pittsburgh has
commenced tho prosecution of photographers who
tako pictures on Buml.ty.
The body of n new-born female Infant was found
In the gutter In front of lis East Slxty-second
street this morning. It was taken to the morgue.
Policeman Hickman found tho basement door
nndiT tho bank at No. It Chambers stroit swing
ing wide open last night. Tho bank peoplo were
Joseph Leahy, of No. (110 Second avenno, dropped
dead ou '1 hlrd avenue this morning. '1 he remains
v,cre taken to the morgue. Cans supposed to be
The funeral of Cornelias Downey, a well-known
old volunteer fireman, took place! at St. Agnes's
cnurch. Forty-third street, near Third avenue,
The funeral of Mrs. Catharine A. Coleman, wife
of Mtcnael Coleman, of the Tax Department, took
place ut tlio Cnurch of tit. Vincent do Paul In West
rljc LUo Having Servico reports the rescue or
(1,378 people during the last year, from a total of
832 wrecked vessoli, valued at $7,075,700. Out of
Prealdeut (Irevy's resignation will bo read to the
French Chamber of Deputies on Thursday next. It
la thought that his successor will bo either If.
Freycluet or M. Ferry.
John J. O'llrlon, convalescent, but looking very
palo and neukly, appeared ut Police Headquarters
this afternoon, accompanied by his friend and dis
trict leader, Harney Kourke.
Tho temreraturo throughout Minnesota and WIs
eonsln rauges from lu to 2S degrees below zero.
Tho mercury at Fort Dnford, Minn. , bears the blush
ing honor of tne latter figures.
Thomas Hyatt waa arrested In Jersey City by De
tective Dnlton, this morning, lor throwing William
Drown into the Iludeon Kiver. The lialf-ilrowned
man was rescued uud Hyatt Is held for trial.
Henry Ehert, the German porter, who la sup
posed to have killed his wlfo Elizabeth and shot
himself, at his home, No. hi Puicrsoustreot, Jer
sey City, on Sunday night, la likely to recovor.
The Egyptian Exploration Fund Society has pro
sented the Uotton Museum of Fine Arts with tho
Uolorsus of Han ests, which hat sat for twenty
ceuturles lu the ruins of the Temple of Nebeshclu
A man twentr-three years old, ovldcntly n Irish
mini, suddenly foil over In eonvulsiomat the Grand
Central depot this morning. Tho ambulance was
culled and tho man was taken to the Hellevuo Hospital.
Dr. Bacon, Principal of the Syracuse High
School, sa s. regarding the charges of favoritism
and oxtraaganci', made by Lawyer Ames, that ho
covets the fullest Investigation by the Hoard of Ed
ucation. Tliotnas Agler, sixty years old, of 812 West Fifty,
fifth strict, vihlieBtioeint a liorsein the Ninth ave
mi ii railroad Htatiles to-day received a kick thut
fractured his skull. Ho was taken to Roosevelt
News from Sins Hemo states that the condition
of tho Crown Prince Is considered hopeful. The
snbiiiaxliljry glandular swdllug. which forruod
before tho recent attack ol ordemu of tho glottis
A solemn requiem masa was eclebratod In the
Church of St. James's, Jamos streot, lo-il.ir, at 10
o'clock, fur the repose of tho soul of tho lato Hev.
Patrick I. o'3uliivau, reotorof su Mary's Church.
William's Bridge. '
Hr. Charlcsjllradley, of Cbloaeo, thirty-five years
old and a graduate of H-irv ird University, who
has recently swindled several phvslclans in this
city, was sent lo the penitentiary for six months
Rl'rank Rellly, of No. sis Greene street, nud John
bargutle, of No. 03 West Third street, were held ut
Jefferson Market to-day for rubbing two boys
twelve years old of a gold hurseshoo diamond pin
ou Fourth sireet last bundsy,
A careless passenger dropped a lighted cigar Into
a buucu of paper which lay ir.nnt a wooden parti
tion In tho Fulton ferry waiting room at midnight
lat night, A blaze ensued, the nre engines wero
called uut and a $10 Ere was extinguished.
James Hancock, the referee of the Yale-Harvard
foutb.ill game, denies emphntlrally that he ha I
money bet on the game at the time it took place,
uud oifers l.i mate an aftldlvat tothiiclfect. The
Harvard men say that ai yet no proicat bai como
A flurry exists In Montreal financial circlet over
theatfaiisof the lato Senator Sinecal, a reputed
millionaire, who was found to be alnio't pbnnilesa
aftir death. His connection nlth different cor-
fiorutlons U causing great uneasiness among tho
Corontr Nugent was to-day called upon to Inves
tigate the snddeu deaths of Conn 1ms Allen, llfty
se en years old, ot No. Ill East ono Hundred and
Thirtieth street, and of Henry llurgheiuicr, who
Sled nhlle sitting lu a urger-bcer saloon ut No. 17
Itn-t Fourth street.
Daniel Knne, of West Now Jlrlirhton, H. I., was
arrested Usl nmht for an assault committed last
vt eek on Officer Fultou. Kane has been in trouble
a number of llniea, und was arrested u year ago for
stealing a horse and buggy belonging to tha Police
Department. He pleaded guilty,
I,ouls Schlavousky, thirty-four years, a Russian,
who Uvea at No. 2V Cnrystie strict, was at work on
tho new building, C3 Allen street, this morning,
when he slipped on some Ice and fell to tho aide
walk, breaklug his left leg. Uewus cared for at
tho Gouverueur Slip Hospital.
PrUollla Van Flt-nt, tho vrlfn of a Weehawken
fanner ami the mother ot five grown children, died
lu terrible acony at the llobokeo Police Station this
morning, bhe was discharged from tbo peniten
tiary yisterduy and was arrested again last night,
drunk. Her death was caused by rupture.
E J. DEIINII & CO,
A. T. 8f EWAttT & CO.,
FRENCH ALL-WOOL FANCY WEAVE
PLAIN AND STRIPED
CAMEL'S HAIR CLOTH
FOR COMBINATION SUITS,
at 60c. per yard;
Reduced from $1.00 and $1.25.
AT HALF PRICE.
COTTON, COTTON AND WOOL,
FINE ALL-WOOL SERGES, CAMEL'S
HAIR, FOULE CLOTHS,
at 95c. to $10.00 each.
from $6.00 each ;
LESS THAN HALF THEIR VALUE.
embracing a groat variety of
UNIQUE FANCY ARTICLES,
WORKS OF ART, BRIO-A-BRAO,
etc., at exceptionally low
Broadway, 4th a?e., 9th and 10th sts,
THEIR FAIR A BIG BDCCESS.
Tuo Ladles Start Well Toward Paring Off
the Mii.onle Debt,
Tooplo who visit the Ladies' Mnsonio Fair
to-day will find that thoro exists n unanimous
foeling that tho opening of the fair last night
was nu unqualified sneccss. A prettier pic
turo than thnt been from the platform of tho
Mnsonio Hall last night could not be ini
agined. In tho coutro of the broad aisle was
nn overgreen bower, round which the crowd
surged und then divided itself into groups
around tho fifty nnd odd booths in the hnll.
It wns n good-untured crowd, ond tho peo
plo nctunlly jogglod arid pushed each other
in thoir eagerness to ndd woight to tho purse
of tho pretty girls who kopt tho booths.
Ono of tho errant attractions was tho SB. 000
crnzy quilt. This was presented by tho Chi
nese Embassy in 1876, but was not disposod
of then. Tho holdor of the right coupon
will get it this timo.
When tlio Indies had finished admiring tho
quilt thoy would gonernlly wnnder down to
tho fur booth presided over by Mrs. Shayne
and revcrontly gnze on tho wonderful 2,000
snblo clonic. This will graco the shoulders of
some fortunate poison who holds tho winning
In n bower, heavily hung with dark red
plush, Miss L. Trop, as an Oriental fortuno
teller, held court. She was assistod by
Misses U. Burnes ond M. Dolamator.
Those thnt wero thirsty when they came out
of tho fortuno teller's tent, wandered np tho
aislo until in an obbcure corner thev discov
ered " Kobecca nt tho Well." "ttobecca"
was personified by Miss Milly Thompson.
Her costume uns a red jersoy with black col
lar nnd n blnck dress.
I'our pretty girls presided behind tho cigar
stnnd, nnd ovcrybody who purchased n cigar
was roquehted to take n chanco for " Mrs.
Clovolnnd's autograph, only ten cents."
It was amusing to wntch the old peoplo
slinking with laughter over a " Punch and
Judy " show. Thoy derived moro fun out of
it, apparently, than tho littlo folks who held
tightly to tho hands of their guides and
Ono of tlie most striking peoplo seen on
tho floor Inst night wnsn tall, white-haired
lndy, with brown eyos nnd red cheoks. Sho
woro a black volvot dress, and a pair of mng
niticent dinmouds sparkled in her ears. No
body seemed to know her. Bho spent her
The organ soloist entortnined tho visitors
through tho ovening.
Death orilenrv Oventols.
(FECIAL TO TUE WOULD.
M. Louis, Nov. 29. Henry Orcretolz, President
of tuo defunct Fifth National liaot and ex-Major
ot St. Louis, died at T A, M. lis has been 111 tor
months and ncer knew tiny iMiik about toe bank
failure. Fatty degeneration ot the heart waa tho
cause of his death.
Tho follow lntr appointments at tbo Custom-nouio
were made to-day: John F. Lankenan. fireman,
i per dlcm; Jeremiah D. Orar, clerk, daai A,
tl.ouoptr u nun m; William F.llaggerty, elerk, clasi
A, $l,ou0 per annum.
Chlcne' Ilurlirt Hhop Caiei.
HrrcuL to the would.)
Chicago, Nov. W. Tho bucket-shop cases wero
taken nu by too Grand Jnrr at 1 o'clock this after
noon. President A. M. Wne&t, ot the Hoard ot
Trade, u tho nrit wltaeu.
PREPARE FOR THE DANGERS OF SEA AND UNO
BY INSURING IN THE
OF HARTFORD, CONN
JjSfo New York Offlco No. 140 Broadway, ' I
R, M. JOHNSON, GtEN'L ACtf,
87,000,000 feSfev ASSETS, j
RESERVE K ,
FOR POLICY HOLDERS. sBS i
The Largest and Strongest Accident Company in the World.
CLAIBVBS PABD - - - $84,000,000; j
THE TERRIBLE RAILROAD, STEAMSHIP AND HOTEL DISASTERS i
j ' w
Which hayo alreadjr destrojed so many lives thU year are liable to bring sudden obligation ol cnofw $
moas volume on any company doing personal Insurance. -j
Insure In a Company Able to Moot Thorn All. ?
AND Vfinon COULD PAT A
$2,000,000 LOSS AT SIGHT:
COST OF ACCIDENT POLICY FOR PREFERRED RISKS
These rates cover travel and residenco In tho United State?, cinada, Newfoundland, Mexico,- th .
West Indies and Bermuda Island., the Sandwich Islands, Europe, Afrioa, North of tho Troplo oil
Cancer, tbo Nile, Asia Ulnor, Palostlne, Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. .
S 3,000, with m weeklj Indemnity. 5,000, with $25 weeklj lndemnltr. 910,000, with H weekly tndepwltyd t
no month, ..T. ..W4.00 One mt.nth .. .7.60 One month. ..... . , . ft.'i, i
Th-.. mntt.'. , , H.OU Three munttt. ...15..MI Threo montha... ,.. -- jlO-Qlg 41
Agents and Brokers will find it greatly to their advantage to placo bust!
ness where tho payment of claims is jrompt and certain. j
OUR LATEST SUCCESS,
Is duo to our groat reputa
tion, honestly earned, in
We sell Overcoats and Ul
sters on tho same principle.
The very hest garments at
the lowest prices.
87.00 to $22.40.
Call and he convinced that
wo can save you 20 'to 40
383 Broadway, wn8T.
123 Fulton st.(BrtffMfrs7.",,vm'
NOTK.-OUIl (INLY UUOADWAY 8T0KE
IS AT WHITE ST.
IN FUKNITUKU.CAKrUTH AND BUDDING.
LUDWI& BAUMANN & 00.,
NOH. 012 AMI 014 8TII AVC, BETWEEN
35TU AND 30TI1 8TS.
CIcRreltea Iloatcneil Ilia Ilentb.
James Kelly, aged twenty-two, of 71 East One
Iundred and Ninth sireet, a car cleaner In the
employ of the Manhattan Elevated Itoad, Third
avenue line, died nuddenir at T o'clock this morn
nlntfattlie Nlnctr-nlntli street workshop. It is
supposed that Ma death was canned by heart disease
which was aggravated by his ezcesslvo use of
Judge Unpnllo Hotter.
Jndge Eapallo li aoniewnat ueter to-day, no
rested comfortably last night. Nothing could bo
le.irned at the honso renar'llne hli opinion In the
bturp appeal, aud his duueliter sail that ha had
not mentioned the matur since his illness.
New York Market.
WiieaT Firm at a slight advance over yester
day's c)oc, but there was no feature to thofrudlntr
exoept tho ad ing by foreign houses and prices
were unchanged. Opening Dec., 8Tf ; Jan.,
HIM; Feb., t; May, llSK, Corn-Dtc, 8IK
Jai!.,lU)j j Mar, 6M. ,
Cotton Dull but Ilrm, and after the first sales
n s'.ow, downward movement bigan, niter which
tho market became quiet, but steady. Jan.,
10.60; Feb. 10.65; March, 10.62; April, 10.69;
coyyux Opened with an Improved tone to the
trading, and the first sales all showed advances
of 11 a 20 tiolnts. Thero wai good buy
ing during the llret hour, and a further
gain of 10 points was made, but this was
afterwards lost aud the market at noon was nrm.et
tho opening figures. Dec., S9.2J; Jan., 69,1)3;
Feb., fev.W; March, Ml. 25; April, tff.23; May, 8;
Bpt.,W.W; Oct., B3.6U,
M TA DevWt Card; or, Hot to Black a$
ratnteJ." Bee Tub Wobu) to-morrow ewn
ina, i jeiLW-. illMfiaMliA?iii iiiiimir ,riii,iiMiiklila"ijft aim
KKAfc K3TATB. j '
To stive Wire or Children la an Elegant
EAST HEW YORK 1
(SJOth WAUD, DROOIIX.YN).
Batb Beach Junction '
WOODSIDE HEIGHTS . ;
With TlUoa Poaltlrelj Injured bj "tli OuaraaJeV 'u
and Troat Co." '
$150 and Upwards, :
$5 and $10 Monthly
10 per cent illacouut for nil caiU.
I'rce Exrnrlonn cliitlr to Hath II each Jano
tion and Woodalde llelalitv,
Mnp und nil nnrllciil.ira or JERK. JOnrt
RON Jr., nt 00 l.lliorty Mircet, New York.
oi-a03 I'lillon Mtrcel. lfrooklyn.
PIANOS AND ORGANS.
These farnona Instruments oontaln patented 'imprtmf
tnents not found la other planoa, and whloh make tMM
superior In tone and durability to an other make. Hal
furo deciding what piano tu bu. call at No. 6 Kaal Vow
teenth atreet and ace and hear them. The prloei anunf
lor caah or on email monthly paymenta. .
A NUMUKBOFOKAJJD, upriaht and aqua piano
XV of our make, atlghtly used, almoat as rood aa new.
and fully warranted, will be aold at a liberal rodueUod
fromroKUlarprtceai pianos to rent. Wm, Knabe AVo-t
ll'i 6th aye., above 16th at. .
BAIUJAIKS IN PIANOS at Mndeman 4. Son's wari.
rooms, HO 6th are., near lllth at. t hl???!!
ment of new and alightly uaod planoa of our own ana
othor makea at very attractive prloee. . .,
milE "OPKUA" PIANO, the moat popular and thJ
X Unntt In the market, only alO monthly until paid
one quarter'a mualo leaaona frees rent only 6t aendfof
caulugue. Peek i. Son, ilia West 7th St., cornet U'way f
A PAUT OF A GOOD IUJTCHKU SHOP to lei to i
A nh and oyster man. 81DKvergTen aw.. Brooklyn;
Loot Ilia Wntch at the Weddlnc.
Itenry Ilaao, a Jersey Olty shoo dealer, habj
gun suit agalust Onstavpietzler, proprietor of th
Uoston Clothing llouso, on Nowark avenue, tot
the recovery of the value of a gold watch stoles
fromhlJiiocket In tho crowd of 8,000 people who
gathered about Mctzler's store on ThanltaglvlDff
ay to wltncu tho marriage In his show wIndow,i
Escaped From tlio Ilouao of Detention.
Charles Gllroy, who was coadned lu tho llouso ,1
of Dotenllon as a witness against Thomas Pono- J
hue, whom he was proseontlng on a charge oMolonj. k.
ons assault, made his escape last night. QJP W
out by way ol the Uie-escapo aad ueighboiutt V
root. i '