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Mr. Brooke opened the day's proceed ings with the usual formal motions. He asked that the Court instruct the Jury to acquit Dr. Meyer on the ground that the Indictment charged him with killing Gustave M. A. J. Baum, while the proof was that one Ludwlg Brandt had died; on the further ground that the prosecution had not proved Its case, ami also that the testimony of the ac complice, Muller, had not been sufficient ly corroborated. The motion was denied, Justice Bar rett saying that Brandt went under the name of Baum, If the witnesses be be lieved, and so far as this proceeding was concerned was Baum, and the matter of sufficiency of proof and corroboration Was a question of fact not for the Court but for the Jury to determine. Mr. Brooke moved that the charge of murder In the first degree be eliminated from the case and manslaughter substi tuted, there being no proof of Intent, nor of the killing having been done while the accused was engaged In the commis sion of another felony. Justice Barrett said that was also a natter for the Jury to decide, and denied the motion. Lewis Stuyveaant Chanler, tall, alender, good-looking, conscientious and earnest, thereupon arose and addressed the Jury, o '.'lining the plan of the defense. Without Introduction, Mr. Chanler plunged into the facts. He said: 'tlenilemen. Mr. Mclntyre told you In ills opening address that he should prove to vour satisfaction the premeditation tind deliberation of this defendant and the commission of a foul murder, wlth o.it reference to any conspiracy to de fraud the Insurance companies. Has f ne It?' Have they shown by any one but .duller that Dr. Meyer administered med icine to the deceased? Have they shown by any one but Muller that poison was given to the deceased? If poison was administered, who gave it? Dr. Meyer or Muller? Have they proven to your satisfaction who administered the pot eon ?' Mr. Chanler said there used to be a time when the prosecuting officer en tered a murder trial with regret and frayed that the accused might be able o show his Innocence. Then he pltohed Into District-Attorney Nlcoll over the head of Mr. Mclntyre. "The prosecutor told you in his open ing that the District-Attorney was Sbout to close his administration; that a wanted to try this case himself. WhyT Why, gentlemen? Was It be cause ne was anxious to Bee the law enfoiced? Or was It that he might close hU official career In a blaze of glory? This man may roll under the wheels of his carriage. What does he care? What does It matter one man more or less. "The able Assistant District-Attorney, Mr. Mclntyre, revealed the whole ani mus of this prosecution In the opening sentence of his presentation of this case. He began by lauding the Mutual Life insurance Company to the skies be cause It had spent thousands of dollars and expended tremendous energies In hunting this man down. "This man Muller, who is introduced as a man who has had misfortune and has fallen from grace, but who confesses himself a bigamist, perjurer, swindler iind habitual Inmate of disorderly houses in several cities, tells you that Dr. Meyer gave antimony and morphine to h.ni and told him to irive them to Brandt. Thm Is to show that Dr. Meyer con H.lred to take Brandt's life from the start when he sent Brandt with Muller from Chicago to New York. Meyer told Muller that If Brandt would not take the poison wllllmrly Muller must sprinkle it In his food and give it to him secretly. "They get to New York and Muller tells you the only evidence you have of it that Dr. Meyer tried to get a mnn Who was already dving to Impersonate the Insured man; that when he failed to find such a dying man Dr. Meyer Wanted to give up the scheme of fraud He was willing. Muller tells vou so himself. Hut his companions we're not, end Brandt said he would be made sick himself. Muller tells you that Dr. Meyer administered the regular medicin al dose, three drops of croton oil, but tnst Brandt seized the bottle and took a areat deal more In a tablespoon. "This astute poisoner, vou nre told tn believe, called on Dr. Mlnden, a physi cian from Denver, where Dr. Meyer comes from: this astute poisoner calls In Dr. Mlnden-to attend Brandt while he. Meyer, doses him to death with an tlmot.y and arsenic! "Why Hhould Muller know anything about the poisons? If Dr. Meyer In tended to poison Brandt, why should he tell Muller? Besides, Brandt had stud led. medicine. Do you believe he would submit to the poisoning and he deceived V the idea that he whs suffering feom the effect of croton oil?" .k ' C1ianler unfolded an Ingenious tneory of Muller's connection with the XT Jp. declared It to be his belief that Muller came willingly to New lerk to appear as a witness, under the upposltlon that he would be a witness only to a conspiracy to defraud the Insur ance companies; that the Idea of a mur oer having been committed had not been suggested by Gillette or Julian, the insurance detectives, when they gave htm $800 for locating Dr. and Mrs. Meyer After Muller reached New York Mr hunler argued, he was shown the re 'l suits of Prof. Doremua's chemical analy sis of Brandt's body, revealing antimony SftLT1PJ& "i1"1 httd haped his own story 0f poisoning to fit that analysis In order to save his own neck; that In 5- i.M.u"er yinew nothing of the mur iil V "'""e wae a murder, but con- In self te,lfy a h ha" done w v muri'K 'l1.! SnieIJV,ui,.,i? Muller commit M'.r ,or "8 w d enterTnto a conspiracy to defraud with that sum of L WBhssrittfclh'dMsisslasss mi i -- booty for his share?" asked the young lawyer. "They have brought harpers and har pies, barbers and barkeepers, tables and pianos and rent receipts here In cor roboration. They do corroborate a story to defraud, but they do not corroborate one syllable of Muller's story of murder." Mr. Chanler called attention to alleged discrepancies In the expert testimony. He paid a glowing tribute to the police, Srellmlnary to a bluer attack on private etectlvex. WSgVv 7 I O'H'tXIVAN CROSS-EXAMINES. The efforts of the boyish lawyer was highly complimented by Mr. Brooke, himself one of the most effective court orators tn the land. Joseph H. Choate, too, who has few equals as a pleader, gave his approval of the tall young millionaire at the cloee of the address. Mr. Chanler had held the entire attention of the jury and the Court for an hour and ten minutes. Dr. John M. Byron, the pathologist and bacteriologist, was called to the stand as the first witness for the de fense. Dr. Byron 1b at the head of the bacteriological department at the Med ical College of the University of the City of New York. Mr. Nlcoll objected to the testimony of Dr. Byron on the ground that the opening of the defense made no mention of bacterology, but outlined the defense as a lack of Identification of the dead man and a failure of the prosecution to have a microscopical examination of the body. The objection waa overruled. The point of Dr. Byron's testimony waa that It would be lmposible for a competent physician to mistake a case of arsenloal poisoning for dysentery. Dr. Byron said that in a case of ar senical poisoning the greater quantity of the poison would be found in the liver after death; that the arsenic would mummify and absolutely preserve all the vitals, and that the other tissues and skin would putrefy more quickly. Then he testified that It would be Im possible to Identify a body burled with out embalming for three months. Mr. Brooke read the long hypothetical question propounded by Mr. Nlroll to Dra. Peabody and Wood, and embodying all the story of Brandt's sickness. Dr. Byron replying to It, said: "Considering the symptoms described, I agree with the diagnoses of Dr. Mttntea dysentery. The mere fact that there was arsenic and antimony In the body three months after death would not lead me to believe that those poisons were there before death. Neither would It change my opinion as to the diagnoses of the case." Mr. Nlcoll cross-examined. He tried to confuse Dr. Byron on the question of recognition of a dead body. Dr. Byron said It would depend on whether it had evaporated, desslcated or succumbed to any one of a dozen other changes that might change the shape of the nose, destroy the eyes or change other features, such as would surely follow three months' burial In dry. Bandy ground, as described In the case of Brandt. Then to Mr. O'Sulllvan the witness declared that It would be Impossible that no putrefactive changes had taken pluce In a body unembalmed and burled three months. Putrefactive change sets In within two hours after death. It la due to bacteria living on the tissues of the body. Recess. GOES WITH HER AUNT. Her Brother Pi led Vainly to Retain Possession of Christina Pluck. Justice Ingraham, of the Supreme Court, after examining Christina Ploch, a bright seven-year-old child, has award ed her to the custody of her nunt, Em ma Aydelotte, who Is said to be well to do, and lives In Ninth street. Christina's mother died aout a year ago, and the father about three months since. The girl has been living with her aunt, while studying at school, whence she was taken by her nineteen-year-old brother, Edward Ploch. Lawyer Bamuel D. Ievy, representing the aunt, contended that Edward, who has just married, elng so young, had his hands full, while his client was well able to care for her. ST. LOUIS BUTCHERS STRIKE. 150 Men Go Out and May Bring Idleness to 800 More. (H Ar.Mlal.il Prill ) ST. LOUIS. Dec. 15. The Nelson Mor ris Dressed Beef Works and the Swift Packing House, at the National Yards, reduced the pay of the butchers recent ly from 45 to 10 cents an hour. The butchers employed by both firms have now quit work, making about 150 butchers on strike. This will result in the Idleness of MM men, unless a settlement Is Boon reached. MR. GOULD WILL NOT SAY. A Report that He Ifa Compromised with Zella for $10,000. A rumor was current to-day that George Gould had effected a compromise with Zella Nlcolaus on a basis of 110,000. When this was laid before Mr. Oould he refused either to deny or affirm It. ITALY'S HARD TIMES. lianca Popolare, of Genoa, Wants Kxtenslon of Time. (Br Aesoclatea Pmi.) OENOA, Dec. 15. The Banca Popu lare haa applied for a moratorium (ex tension of time). , mm . Barnes from New York Ashore. (Or Associated Preae.) VINEYARD HAVEN. Dm. IB Tot eteam tttf Mercury, towing barges Mercedlth ud A. Carl ton from New York (or IJostoa, went esaore near Hobloeou'e hole on the sound In a thick snow storm laet night. She succeeded In fleeting off, but the barges are etui fast. Tramp Breaks a Window. John Kerrell, a tramp, was held today In 11.000 hail Is the Basts Market Police Court lor hurling a bear sag through a plate-glass wis Is Pat rick Taagaay't salves, at U Bowery. e. iilehwtwae,hBi,efiswwafriSBswswswiwawa ORDER OF ARREST. . Justice Barnard Signs the Papers Committing MoKane. Brought from Poughkeopsie by Lawyer Wernberg. A Motion for a Stay Will Be Argued on Monday. POUGHKEEP8IE, N. Y.. Dee. 16. Jere A. Wernberg, Gen. 'Iracys assist ant In the prosecution of John Y. McKane and others, charged with contempt of court In the Gravesend election cases, ap peared before Justice Barnard this morn ing and handed him Ave orders of ar rest, commanding the Sheriff of Kings County to forthwith execute sentences of the Court In which John Y. McKans, Justice Richard V. B. Newton, Nicholas J. Johnson, Harlan Crandall and James O. Cropsey are sent to Jail for thirty days each and required to pay a fine of MM. Justice Barnard promptly affixed his name to the orders, and Mr. Wernberg left for Brooklyn on the train due at the Grand Central Depot at 11.30 A. M. Justice Barnahd positively refused to say anything further than that he had granted the orders of arrest. When questioned about the possibility of a stay being procured, he also re fused to be Interviewed. As Gov. Hill some time ago pardoned a man sent tc jail for contempt, because there was no procedure by which an ap peal could be taken. It Is doubtful If the Judgment In the Mctvane case can be ar rested. Mr. Wernberg arrived In Brooklyn with the orders shortly before noon. He ave them to Lawyer Lamb, who said e would tile them with the County Clerk aa soon as he could do so conveniently. It was arranged among counsel this afternoon to have an argument on the question of a stay of proceedings pend ing appeal, before Justice full, n next Monday. eMantlme, McKane will re main under I2,0t0 ball. This conclusion was reached after a conference between Lawyers Lamb and Roderick. Mr. Lamb and Justice-elect Gaynor then went to the County Clerk' I office and filed the orders Issued by Justice Barnard. The documents are purely of a legal nature, and recite no new facts. Copies will have to be filed with the .Sheriff before warrants are Issued, and this will not be done until after the ar gument on Monday. If Justice f ullen grants a stay pending appeal, Chief McKane will remain on hallat least until the latter part of February. This will enable hint to be In the Board of Supervisors when It organises, and aa his vote is necesary to maintain the Democdatlc majority, politicians are waiting anxiously for the result. Many believe, however, that Justice full. -n will not grunt a stay. In which case McKane will be arrested on Mon day. John Y. McKane did nothing this morn ing but listen to the grumbling of a dosen henchmen and gaze from the win dow of his office at 10 Court street, Brooklyn. It waa dreary without and equally dreary within. His companions were those who at tend him fn the little City Hall, which he once thought his own, at Coney Isl and. They received reporters with Ill humor; said the boss wasn't In, but they were not so conndert in their bear ing as when at Coney Island they knew an offending newspaper man could be caged at a word from the boas. The Chief himself finally came to the rescue of his henchmen, and shouted ii'rougn tne door: "Ten all newspaper men I've nothing to say." Ihen he settled tn tils chair, looked at the drltxllng rain again and thought. Across the square at the court-house, ex-Judge Troy, McKane's senior coun sel, button-holed Boss McLaughlin In the corridor, and for half an hour they talked In whispers. Politicians thought the conversation might be significant, but no one knew Just what It was about. PETER DE LACY'S BIG SUIT. He Wanta 41100,000 on a Chicago " L." Road Deal. The hearing of the suit of Peter De Lacy, the wealthy pool-room backer, against Col. Alfred F. Walcott, the Rapid Trans Itand Bridge Construction Company and others was begun before Jdge Dugro, of the Superior Court, to day. De I .a. y seeks to recover about 1100,000 or Its equivalent In Chicago Elevated Railroad stock, out of which he claims to have been defrauded. De Lacy claims that In July, 1S88, Walcott secured a franchise from the city of Chicago to build an Elevated road, but that $100,000 was required by him as a guarantee. He says the Company, through Wal cott, promised to distribute $1,000,000 among contributors to the $100,000, and that on these representations of Wal cott he subscribed for the last $10,000 of the fund. All he has ever received, he claims was $10,000 In bonds of the Chicago and South Side Railroad Company. Walcott, It Is alleged, sold the fran chise to that Company for $16,000, and. It Is also alleged, that he received In ad dition, $1,000,000 tn the Company's stock. FOUND WITH STOLEN LIQUOR. John Miller Held on the Charge of llurglary. John Miller, colored, tweny years old, with no home, was held for trial on the charge of burglary tn the Tombs Police Court this morning. Policeman Haggerty, of the First Pre cinct, arrested him on West street early this morning with $100 worth of liquors In his possession, which he could not ac count for. As the rttr er New York has awllee ssitrel sjsjjssjsj serves, the esseer was obliges Iras his gwdswaer through the streets to the statloo. It was afterwards found that the liquors had been stolen from Wilson's pharmacy, at Broadway and Pine street. New London Helpe Its Idle Men. (Br Associates Press.) NEW LONDON. Cess.. Dec. It The sum or II. 000 was appropriated at meeting o( the rttl ena of this cltr to snrMe rellei far these out of taslorstast this morning Work will be provided, with wages sot less lata U stats per kew. i GELLERT IS DISARLED. At Anchor Off Sandy Hook with Propeller Shaft Broken. Tugs Telegraphed For to Tow Her to the City. During a Trip In October Mi.- Cuught ! Ire at Sen. The pilot of the schooner Berthe Ixiulse, which arrived III port this morn ing, reported to the Maritime Exchange that the steamship Gellert, of the Hamburg-American line, which was due here yesterday, was lying at anchor three miles south of Handy Hook I.lghiHhlp with her propeller shaft broken. m pi. Kaempft telegraphed to this city for assistance. Oeneral Agent Boas, of the Hamburg American line, learned of the accident shortly before noon, but received no par ticulars concerning the breaking of the shaft. He at once despatched the tugs Millard and Evarta to bring the disabled vessel Into port. The tugs started down the bay shortly before 1 o'clock. Mr. Boas said the accident must have occurred within a few hours, as the ship waa not overdue, in fact, he said, the Gellert had made a fairly quick passage from Genoa. She has on board 150 Immigrants and a cargo of general merchandise. Mi. Boaa attached no particular Importance o the breaking of the shaft. It was, he said, something which often happened to steamships, and In this case the accident must have occurred so near port that there was very little danger to the ship or Its passengers. The Gellert has been particularly un fortunate of late. On her trip from Hamburg to New York In October last, her passengers had a thrilling experi ence. A Are was discovered tn the after hold, when the vessel was six days out from Hamburg on Oct. 22. The re mainder of the voyage until Oct. 27, when the ship arrived at New York, was spent In a desperate fight with the flames. The locatlor of the fire was directly under the deck, ordinarily occupied by the steerage passengers, but which on that voyage was used as a baggage storeroom. The saloon passengers were Just above this. They were all moved to the forward part of the ship, and efforts were made to gat at the seat of the fire. The open ing of the hatchways, however, caused such a draught that the flames began to eat forward, and It was decided to close them again. When It waa found that the fire could not be extinguished by the ordinary means, a large portion of the cargo was thrown overlioard, and the after hold waa flooded with water. This seemed to check the progress of the flames, al though It did not entirely extinguish them, and when the Gellert finally ar rived In port she was still aflre. The Gellert was built In 1871 by Stevens A Co., of (ilsHgow, arid was remodelled by the same Arm In 1883. She Is a three masted Iron steamship of 1,000 tons burden, 371 feet In length, 10 feet besm, and draws 32 feet. She has engines of 3,600 horse-power. WILL FIGHT THE UNION. Conductor Danirosch Insists that 'CeUoUt Hegner Shall Play. Musical circles are all agog over the action of Walter Damrosch in resigning rfom the Musical Mutual Protective Union at Its annual meeting yesterday, and are looking forward to to-morrow's conference between the great conductor and the Advisory Board of the Sym phony Orchestra. The beginning ofw hat promises to be a long and bitter struggle began some time ago, when Mr. Damrosch imported Anton Hegner, the 'cello soloist, for his orchestra. Contrary to Mr. Damrosrh'B pleadings the I'nlon has steadily refused to allow Hegner to play, and when again refused at the annual meeting of the Union yesterday, he Immediately re signed. There Is to be a concert of the orches tra at Carnegie Music Hall to-morrow afternoon, and If the AdvlBory Commit tee decides to let Mr. Hegner perform, despite the protest of the Union, it Is said that trouble will surely result. ej WANTED IN SAN FRANCISCO. Detective Will Take William Mc Connell West To-Morrow. Detective R. L. Wlttaker, of the Ban Francisco Police Department, arrive In town today with requisition papers from the Governor of California for William McCnnnell, who Is wanted In San Francisco for swindling W. J, Sloan & Co. out of $25,000 worth of carpels and other goods. McConnell was arrested here on Dec. 6 by Detectives Hlckey and Sheridan at he was a.xfut to sail for Europe- Detective Whit taker will start west with his prisoner to-morrow. HEAVY IKON FILL ON HIM Wllllivm Keatlnff, a 'Iwnir.inin, llvlnf at M Waahliiftnn itml, whllt at work thla morning In tha bold of tbr llrlilah ataamrr Caatlltaq Trlnre, lying at pier 8 Nnrtb Rlrer, waa atrloualv Injured about tbe body and head and had hie light arm broken by aeveral plerea of railroad Iron wblrh were being bolated from a lighter falling on hhn. Keating waa removed to the Chambers Htreet Hospital. GUARDIAN FOR A YOUNO PLAtNTirP. Judgo Ijarombo to-day appointed Klllot Hrtdge kln, a lawyer, of 40 Nassau street, aa guardian of Sophie Rudd, of KU Klghth avenue. In a ault against tbe Central Railroad of New Jersey to recover damages. SCHOOLDOY CHARGE!) WITH TIIKPT. Abram Morris, thlrtten years old, of 14 Or chard street, waa held for trial In the Rssex Market Police Court this morning on a thargn of stealing an overcoat belonging to his rUMinat. ICd ward Munalnger. from grammar m Tn ! No 7 Morrle aald that be waa freetlng and that hi parents were too poor to buy blm a coat. COMMITTBK WILL MEKT TI'EKDAT. Tha Comnltte of Thirty, appointed by the Re publican County Committee to lntftigat the leaders and report a plan of reorganlilng tha party la this city, will meet on Turaday to re ceive the reports of tbe Huh-Commlttec un Inves tigation and Reorganisation. Husband mid Wife In the Hospital. Mary Camppon. fifty years old. fell In the ball way of bar home. U Kaat Thirteenth afreet, to day, and fractured her right ankle. She waa re moved to Dallevue Hoapltal. Her husband, John. fifty year old. waa sent to Uellevue a few daya ago with a bullet In his left braaai, which he Sad uatotea wits suicidal latdsi. I i -s'ss.1 till esisr.Sisii.-Ms.KaShasssssalss.sTa SANTA CLAUS SUSTAINS THE HEALTH BOARD. -' -iLswgjJayBBpmr 'awKl' sCnnnw 9kX 'vxal Bn5kCflrggSl h nanaPOnv .d3sSnWfiTS 'iff. .Par J wtaewVt " This Soft Coal Smoke U a Nuisance." OHCEIJT DEFICIENCY BILL II. a House to Discuss It To-Morrow It Carries $1,651,896. CoiiKresHiiien Hear uiiu ( liliu About the Kestaiirant Klti'lieu. (Djr As. " Int. .1 1'reu.) WASHINGTON, Dec. ID. It did not ap pear probable when the House met ut noon to-ilay thut the Democrats woulil be able to muster a quorum of their own to proceed with the debate on the Ari zona Statehood bill. l.eH than one hun dred members were on the floor. After the reading of the Journal the members who patronize the House ro tiiurant were somewhat BUtrtled by a communication from the Bergeant-at-Arms calling attention to the filthy con d'tion of the kitchen of the restaurant. On motion of Mr. Loud, of California, Jan. 4, 1KM, was set aBl.le a a day to pay tribute to the memory of Senator Stanford. Mr. Hrecklnrluge, from the Committee of Appropriations, reported the bill to meet further urgent deficiencies of the Government, an i gave notice that he would call It up tn-murrow. The bill carries ll.Bl.wM, The prlncliial Itpms of the appropriation ure us fol lows: Collecting customs .lull.-., j-.i.., tnnsportation of silver coin, SIU.UOO; Pennlcii Office expenses of speclul i x ii -ii li i.-i h. $20U,000: Uenenil Land ( mice, special agents, $45,000; eleventh census, ..i. ...ii. public printing an. I binding, au3,ooo. SILVERITES IN CONFERENCE. Master Workman Sot ( rri;;n Kx- prrtt'.i to Join Them. (lly Associated Prrss. ) WASHINGTON. DwO. 10. The confer ence of Intodlng llVW l-Wl "f U-w coun try, called by the lM-M-tullIc fsisglia to devise wuyt and ni-un to continue the fight for frM Hllvcr colnaitv, opened thin morning at the heudquurliT.s of the ltl Metalllc Ijcugue. Mont of the fumlllur faces of the ntlver cauie were there, including Urn. WmVwT and Oen. Field, of Iowa, the late PopU lint Pretddentlal and Vlce-l'rtHllential candidates; Senator Stewart, of Nevada. Capt. Kolb, the Alabama leader who has canned such a iolltlcal revolution In tits locality; Mortimer Whitehead, lecturer of the National Grange; Morton Frew ens, the JititM. (Authority on bl-metal-llsm; Col. Bsverly, of VltKlnla, .I'M,;. Sheldon, of Connecticut, and many other. Mall for .Master Workman S ivsn Iff), of the Knights of laabor, has been re ceived, so Mr. Sovereign himself Is ex pected later. In all, the oonferrwM num ber about fifty, representing the bons ami alnew of the fn e silver nrnvi meut. The conference is proceeding behind cloned door. WERE LIVES LOST ? Dory sicliti'il Klimtlnp, Bottom I'i at (Sen. Thomas Shields, one of the pilots on boat No Is, reports Ihis morning that on Tuesday, In latitude 01 M, longitude 41.08, the crew saw a llidierman's dory flostlnK bottom side up. The dory's bottom whs pulnted yellow. The pilots tried to pick up the boat, but failed, owing to the heavy sea. Pa. nKiuiii HrsNlA iNaTITI'TBL 80 Weel :40th hi., New Yiirk, will mail loany e.l.tivee, trve of charge, ibel r pamphlet on tbe Radios! tud Quick Cm of HuptuMwIiiuui Operation leaiayre. A BRIDGE OF DEATH. e ' Twenty More Men Killed at th& Big Jeffersonville Span. Fifty Have Lost Their Lives Since the Structure Was Begun. Forty-one Workers Drop Into the Ohio, a Kail of I H Feet. (lly Aseorlated Preae ) LoriSVILLK, Ky.p, Dec. 15. At 10.15 this morning a whole span of the Jeffer sonville bridge fell. The bridge Is under construction by the f'hoenixvllle Bridge Company, of i'hoenlxvllle, Pa. Fifty men were at work on the struc ture nearly all of whom were precipi tated into the Ohio Rlvr, The number of killed will not exceed twenty. The bridge hai been under construc tion for a number of years. Several times work baa been suspended for luck of funds. Two years ago the Masonic BaVUlfl Hank tailed because of its connection with the llrldge Company. Recently fi nancial .i : i .1. - was obtained and work was resumed. Three years ago, while the approaches were being built, an uccident happened .it the caisson, resulting in the death of twelve men. Accidents' have been frequent, and from tlrst to last It Is said that fifty men have been klllen. To-day's accident wus due to the In secure placing of the "Traveller" laal night. The wind still further loosened It. and tills morning the order was given to draw it back Into It place. The engines were started, but the wind was high, and blowing off the false work, forced the traveller from the pIKs on which it was placed. When the end hIIpimmI o the men reul (red their danger. Thl engineer called to the mn, and ten of the tlfty-one on the spun escaped. Forty-one fell 110 feet into the water. FIFTEEN PASSENGERS HURT. Train Ieiii1leil y the 1 .1 en I i u of the Kiigliie'M t.nite-llur. Hr AhMWlatiMl Prrsi ) PITTSBURG, Dee. 18. The city-bound -rointnoitutlon tniin on the PlttebUIVi Virginia and CharleHton Uullroad wae derailed si Batford station, thirty Ave miles south f ntUbiirg, nt 7 o'clock this BAOf illiK. H"d three eituehes were wrecked. Mo one eu killed, hut fifteen LHMHt'liH w re itil'.n. !. the three ftdlowlfiK Oeln; nerloiirdy hurt: rnulii'ttir Yuunhy. est smum. ih. hrtfl. two rlhs l.rukrn urnl mm:. I liittTiislly J It Laanon. Ilrnnvllle, Pa, ),. ... tut anl icl'in I IntiTiislly. J-inif A l'rnr. 1 1 ! r-r m: t County, O. , bouM-r mbM ami lnjurd luirrnallr. The ueeldetit Man fauned by the finite bar of the locomotive falllnsr on tin track and derailing; the locomotive. The train ran forty yards and waa then overturned. CITY RAIN AND SLEET BOUND. Daugerous Storm for Sea-Going Graft Approaching. Kit in to Continue To-Day und To Morrow, Then Colder Weather. The snow und ice sturni of last night uas a light one, yet it effects were no ticeable to a marked degree to-day. The light fall of snow hud covered the KtreetH und sidewalks when It commenc ed to rain. The rain assumed the form of a sleet, freezing as It fell. The result was that the streets and pavements were one sheet of Ice, and early risers found the streets In a had condition, both for w.ilklng- and riding- To make mutters ntlll worse, a rain set In with a high temperature, and the lee wuu melted to a combination of slush and dirt. 1'edestrtaiiH found It almost Impossible to cross Broadway with any degree of safety. The big policemen on the crosswalks had their hands full, and many acci dents were averted only by their vigil ance. The wheels of the heavy trucks slid around carelessly und often from the cabtl tracks to the curb. The fable Company kept their big sweeper in Operation, and every time It went up or down the crosswalks were piled up with Hlush. The side streets suffered likewise. A big force of street cleaners were kept at work cleaning the walks. Went her Forecaster Dunn predicts a very dangerous Jiurm to going craft in connection with the rainstorm that sturted In this morning. The storm la moving eastward, nnd Is felt all over the country east of the Kocky Mountains, except the Gulf and Houth Atlantic Rates, and Is uttended by ia!n OVT the Central und Middle At lantic States, and snow over the luke re gions aiel New Kngland States. Prom all Indications it will continue to rain In this neighborhood to-day und part of to-morrow, followed by colder Weather Saturday nlghf. The winds will Increase In force along the const, blowing inshore, with a dense fog. The velocity of the wind will reach thirty mil s an hour, and this with the rain und fog, will make It very danger ous fr craft hugging the shore, and warnings have been sent to mariners tO be on the lookout. The temperature has risen In all sec tions except the extreme West from 12 to M degrees The temperature hi re at 8 o'clock was Kl agrees. The col ties t eras in below, at wmiston, s. i ., and the warmest 7 above at Key West. Weather Forecast. Thi vtbr foraroat lor tslrty-sli hoars emiing I P U lo-Srro Is u follows Italn and U, to-. l.o in. J Sji.inJ.iv; wsirmiT, fulluwtM by dear lug; coldsf iluiise stotaraay nisbt. winds bveeav lute hri-h la bleb outhuatarlj Tli- following Pourd r.iiv.h tot -hdnp;-s In ih tostparstui durlBi tkf muming buurs an Id li am. I by tlir ihtrTKinu'lt-r t IVn y s pbarmsrv 3 A. ... 31 A. M. ...n 9 A. M. ...33 IS M....34 s JUSTICE RYAN INDIGNANT. Says the Pollca Should Stop the Mrujj'jlir In lion cry Saloons. s-i many oomplalnta have bean made lo Juslliv Ityan by prisoner! in the 10s- s'x Market PoUoe Court at being drugged and robbed th.u when iho nt.iry wis repeated thl morning ho lc came in itiruiini- "I really believe." ha mid. "that nl moal all of ihf Bowery aaloona sell .IriiKK.'.! iliiiik. It Is a slmiiie. The pollct OUghl to stop it." The prisoner wnoaa complaint oaUad forth this statement v. as Murtln Me- Dermoti, of Fiutiamis. who hu.i been orreated for intoxication, lie suit! he hi'l been ill tigged und robbeil of i.-i. IK era! auonargea. Marvellom fuel, aeeutltt. tlie only one of It kind In the maraet. Mud lor calal.i ;n. to I'nltr.l blatee Jfuel Co. iL'icd.1, Is 1'srk ulam, S. V. , J LAST EDIT! I TWO ARE MISSING. 1 1 Six-Alarm Fire at Third Avenus i I and Forty-ninth Street. Si Six Stores Completely Gulfed by til Flames. I Mam Women In the Itnll.llng flal Some t uin't innitc.l Kor. rSi A tire thnt destroyed the nine-story e brick building extending from 785 to Ml 91 Third avenue and the adjoining fire- f SI stury brick building, 803 and H6, broke 111 out ut 12.120 this afternoon. ESI The fire was discovered by Pollcemaa B1 Kuhy, who saw the flames shooting out CSI of the rear windows of the eighth floor aBI of 7SK. lie turned in an alarm and then IK notified tile occupants. f S All of the building excepting tha f ground floor was occupied as a furniture f warehouse, und waa tsored full of ma- terlul which ignited easily and biased I furiously. The occupants had barely time to get out, ubundoning nearly f everything to the flames. 1 The building burned like a tinder boa, a 1 1. 1 was completely enveloped In (lames . und beyond the power of the firemen jt within ten minutes from the time the i.i .i .' was first seen to leap through tha i win.liiws. The buildings at 803 and 80S caught f fire at about the same time, and the 1 flumes here were soon beyond control, r so that all the firemen could do waa to f endeuvur to prevent the flames from i B communicating to other property. la At 12.30 the flames had gained such S headway thut the heat made It impose- f S ble for the Elevated trains to pass. a Consequently trains ran below Fifty 2 nint i street, and passengers had to Efl walk over lo Second avenue and take f I trains there. (I .The flames shot up 100 feet Into the air E 11 and at 12.45 the upper stories had been IS consumed and the roof fell in. a p5 Six alarm: of Ore had been sent In In I HI .'ii. k. succ -rslun, and oboi t sixteen ea- H glnes were at the scene pourln1- v r 3 Wl onto the burning buildings from an sides 1 w and wetting down aujoiii.ug tn., . ... I 'l he building where tbe Are broke out I B has a frontage of 45 feet on Third 1 avenue, and runs back to Forty-ninth I street 100 feet. It Is surrounded by storea und dwellings. Tii" most Intense excitement reigned in the neighborhood. Every one within a luclius uf two blocks tried to move out, - i with a result that the streets were blocked. It Is thought that tbe moat of two blocks are doomed. Mrs. John Smith, who lived on tha tup floor of 810 Third avenue, opposite i he furniture factory, ran out of the house wi:h her face blackened and i burned. When the walls of the furniture fac tory fell in they carried with them tha entire side and front walls of the ad joining building, which was a flve-story tenement. No one was known to have been cuught In the ruins. The firemen say that this Is the hot test blate they have been called on to light in years. To the varnish In the furniture factory is attributed the sud denness and fierceness of the flames. The big plate-glass windows In Vogel llros. clothing store on the opposite side of Third avenue were cracked by the in tense heat and crashed In the street. There was danger of the building catching fire and the firemen directed their streams in that direction. Vogel Hros. stock was damaged by .--moke and water, but no estimate of the loss could be obtsined. There were several families on tha upper floors of the burned buildings. There were many children among them and there was a great scurrying to get out before the flames reached them. The police rendered valuable service In rescuing the women and children, and Ii Is thought that all got out safely. No. 8U0 was occupied by Aloeher Itrothers, bakers. The hat broke the plate glass windows und ruined the stock of pastry. The occupants of the building all got out In double quick time. Un the opiwBlte corner of Third v( nue and Forty-eighth street is John J. Hughes's sal. i. m. The building Is a four st iry frame affair, and It waa thought for a time that It would have to go. it was saved, however, by hard work on the part of the flremen, but received a very bad scorching. The tenunts in the upper floors all left the building and got out what household goods they could. In ih reur of Hughes's place on Forty eighth street three small frame bulldlnga wt-re made short work of by the flame which leaped across the street. The tenants had barely time to escape with their lives. It was reported after the flame were under control that one man, a varnlsher. hud perished, and that his body was la the ruins. It was said that he was on the top floor of the building when the fire broke out. The t.mekeeper started to go up la the elevator after him, but was driven back by the flames. An Italian shoe-maker, occupying the building oposlte at-lni East Forty-ninth street, win at work when bis shop took lire from the Intense heat. All he saved was a cat, and he was ufterwurds seen going about with the annual under his arm. There were twenty employees la tha building ut the time, in ally all of whom wire women. Some are still unac counted for. The building at 23." Mast Forty-ninth street If owned by Peter A. Caffldy and was vulued ut tl.000. The stock, owned by Henry P. Thollen & lira., was valued at $7".,mi. The police say the Are started In the Mil.-. alias, but cannot ascertain the cuuse. The building. 803 Third avenue, was occupied by II. A. Haggerty, a lock smith. It was completely destroyed. Huns & Weesler, grocers, occupied St. It was uIhj destroyed. The Elevated structure caught fire ten inlnut.s ufter the alarm was sent In. The electric lights were disconnected and the current shut off shortly after the first alarm was sent In. The estimated insurance is set at from ji.'.i'.i to tte.uoo. Mrs. Kotchau. living ut 805 Third ave nue, on the first floor, over Uruns at 11 Weasel's saloun. adjoining the burned ' & li'iil'lliu;. feurs that her twelvo-year-old it hu.i. Willie, perished in the flumes. I 9 .-'he ainl her sun came out of the build. : I lug alter the alarm had been sounded. I Willie returned to get some clothing. That was the last Mrs. Kotchau aa of her sou.