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riUUIfl OJNE CEJNT. INEW YORK, SATURDAY, SKl'TKMBMU 21), 1891. PRICE ONE CEiNT, M .H
Ioward Carroll Outbids the
Representatives of the
S. I, R. T.
H PER CEIL THE PRICE.
tie New Owner Deolare3 Ho Did
Not Bay for John H.
ILL USE HIS OWN BOATS,
ust Pay $175,000 for Improve,
merits Before Taking
The Staten Island ferry franchise -was
rchased to-day by Howard Carroll,
wno Is a son-in-law of John II. Starin.
The sale took place at 11 o'clock In the
office of Comptroller Fitch.
The price paid by Mr. Carroll for the
franchise waa 51-2 per cent, of the an
nual gross receipts, which, by the terms
of the sale, should not fall below 144,000.
Representatives of the Staten Island
Rapid-Transit Company, Including Supt.
Frank Gannon, Director J. Frank Em
mons and Lawyer A. B. Boardman,
srera on hand.
They evidently expected to get the
franchise for the knock down price,
(44.000, as they had done for many years
past, and were entirely unprepared for
the bidding by Mr. Carroll.
Mr. Emmons started In with his offer
of S per rent, aa soon as Comptroller
Fitch, after the clerk had read the
'ttcfria.fot the sale of the franchise.
called for bids.
"I'll give 51-1." aatd Mr. Carroll
This waa fallowed by a bid of ES-8
from (he Staten Island people. Mr.
Carroll followed with a bid of 5 l-l and
there was a 100k of determination on
his face that seemed to Bay he was
prepared to go still higher.
Mr. Emmons and his delegation
weakened, and the franchise was
knocked down to Mr. Starln's son-in-law.
There was a crowd of Interested
Staten Islanders In the office, and the
suddenness with which the thing was
done seemed almost to take their breath
1 The representatives of the Staten Isl-
lland Rapid-Transit Company, which has
bo long controlled the ferry, looked
lblankly at each other. They had very
tittle to say, and when an " Evening
world" reporter asked Mr. Emmons
It hat the Company would do, and how
Ihe new ownership of the ferry would
mffect the Interests of the railroad on
Btaten Island, which has always been
, ifrun In conjunction with the ferry, he
8 leplled that he didn't know.
1" Wo cama hero," he Bald. " with the
111 (termination not to bo forced to pay
1 Ifcy higher rental for the privilege, and
.ether than do so we have let the fran
'Mr. Boardman said that Mr. Carroll
Mould have to pay $175,000 for the Im-
(movements made by the Staten Island
flJtapId-TransIt Company at the Whlte
I I fill street dock, before he could take
Ijfoesesslon. This was one of the condl
lions In the terms of the sale.
I On the other hand, the Company has
five ferry-boats on Its hands, which It
lawlll no longer have any use for. Mr. Car
lloU has plenty of boats of his own.
II It was generally supposed that Mr. Car
lloll had purchased the franchise for
!llr. Starin. When questioned on this
rilUDJectf he said: ,
lM "No t have bought It myself, and I
lm going to run the ferry."
,11 He added that he supposed the new
'Ifcrder of things would begin at once.
, "Will you purchase the boats belong
T Ing to the Rapid Transit Company?" ho
i Wqs lisle od
1 "No, I don't think tnat wlU be neces
sary," was his answer.
Last year the amount of rental paid
to the city for the franchise was about
144,000, the knockdown price. By the
terms of the sale the Company has
always agreed to pay 5 per cent, on Its
gross receipts, with the provision that
the amount should never fall below
It has always happened that this o
per cent, amounted to Just about this
sum, which represented S22.DO0 for the
franchise and S1L500 for the dock
Mr. Carroll agrees to pay 1-t of 1 per
cent, more on the gross recelpta than
the Rapid Transit Company has been
Staten Islanders see no end of com
plications abroad, arlBlng for the differ
ent ownership of the ferry and the rail
road, and not one of them could tell
this morning what the outcome would
FELL IN A FIT.
tonnell Injured aa He Left the
I Tombs Cuurt-rtoom,
I James Connell, 415 East Twenty-fifth
treetr who was charged with being a
isplclous character, and who was dls
jharged by Justice Ryan because of a
ck of sufficient evidence to hold him,
ad a fit Just as he left the Tombs
Bwut 10.30, and fell, cutting his head
lie was taken to the Chambers Street
J m m
meum Collector Admits Ills Guilt.
Vtlllua F. Lart., of Brooklyn, th. bogus
m bill collector, wu h.ld tor trial la Eu.i
Brkat Court to-day. Far two month, b. has
la gains around th. tut .Ida, claiming to b.
Bollector ot th. Consolldatad Ou Company, and
ipMi.ct.4 bill. du th. corporation. II. admitted
"m cut, and said h did M bwcasM ha u out
Vlte-neater Goes to the Island.
mar Arnold, ot tt Kast Ninth strxt, ni MS.
nl ta th. Uland for on. month by Juitlc
Kk.!f. "V ffl' Vart.t Pollc. Ooert to-dai.
. T;'- Jowohin.. "Id k. knocked b,.r dwi
1 ai,U4 ber ( Blb VMS luni.
So Mrs. Ballade's Oounsol Tormed
a Forgetful Witness.
Said by tho Lawyer to Have
" Dumped " tho Crusader's Case.
Dut the Plaintiff Was Suro She
Would "Catch Them Yet."
Justice Stlner occupied the Bench In
the Sixth Judicial District Court Cham
ber In the absence of Judge Martin, to
hear are great cause of Sallado vs.
Schneider, which Is tho legnl form as
sumed by the world-renowned Twenty
fourth street crusude.
Before udge Stlner sat Mrs, Ballade,
a rural-looking woman In a curious
straw Fedora hat. By her sat her
counsel. Lawyer Searing, and close to
him an unknown man with a wisp of
grey hair on his chin. At the other
side of the table was Lawyer Friend
and the defendant, a well-dressed Ger
man gentleman with spectacles.
When the crier opened court Lawyer
Lcarlng arose and presented as addi
tional counsel In the case, for his side,
George A. C. Barnett, whereat the
stranger with the ornate chin arose and
said that be could not proceed In the
absence of Witness George W. Hurst,
a former clerk of the Arlington Hotel,
run by Schelde.
Lawyer Friend objected to an ad
journment, declaring that the more
hearings the defense obtained, the
more free advertising Mrs. Ballade se
cured for her Insect-destroyer. Justice
Stlner announced that he would not
be trifled with, but granted a recess
of fifteen minutes In the plaintiff's be
half. Wh en court resumed Lawyer Barnett
called Samuel Goodale, who lives at the
Fifth Avenue Hotel, and Is agent for
several of the properties In West
Attorney Friend Immediately Interposed
an objection, saying that the defense
already had a witness on the stand
(meaning Hurst), and complained that
Mr.. Goodale had already been examined.
Lawyer Friend said Barnett Is a
shrewd man, and had been freshly called
into the case, and said that Searing had
gotten Into a hornet's nest, and he pro
posed to retry the case.
Judge Stlner said he would permit
Mr. Barnett to ask the witness ques
tions that bore on new points. When
Lawyer Barnett attempted to question
the witness. Attorney Friend Interrupt
ed him repeatedly with objections and
the opposing counsel fell to wrangling.
Judge Stlner sala Jocosely: "Mr.
Friend, you had better beware. Mr.
Barnett was a soldier in the army."
"1 understand he was drafted and
sent a substitute," snapped Lawyer
Friend.- - . .t
"Oh. no, ho didn't. I was In the same
regiment with hlra and know that he
was a good soldier." ... ..
Clerk Hurst was finally found. He
said he was sick. He looked It. He Is
a pale, neat, scholarly looking young
man, who wears spectacles, and cer
tainly appeared to be In a low state of
vitality. Another wrangle between
counsel, and the court over his testi
Hurst said that he did not know what
took place In the hotel, and that seemed
to rattle tho defense, and their ques
tions became wild and rambling, Finally,
Barnett got mad and pitched into the
witness for not telling on the stand
what he had told In the lawyer's offlco
At last, with the Judge s help, the
witness said the house was bad. He
had assigned to rooms men and women
whose relations he suspected. He said
that there were seven transient rooms,
the others being occupied by permanent
guests. All comers registered.
Lawyer Barnett could ont withstand
Lawyer Friend's Interrupting bombs
and rockets, and was exceedingly shaky
In his progress. He asked the young
man If no knew the reputations of Miss
Sanders, Miss Curtis and Miss Gilbert.
Witness answered that he bad never
seen these women do anything wrong.
Lawyer Friend let him go without
cross-examination, the plaintiff having
failed to gain an advantage from his
As Hurst stepped down Lawyer Bar
nett turned to Mrs. Ballade and dis
"Then your main guy has dumped us.
Adolph Traub. tho man who com-
Slalned that he had been robbed of his
lamond In the Arlington on the night
of May 21, was called, but his testimony
was nit admitted.
Policeman James McMahon, of the
Nineteenth Precinct, whose post has
been for six months in the disputed ter
ritory, stepped up. ..,...
"What do you know about M West
Twenty-fourth street?" asked Lawyer
Barnett. .. . ..
"I know It's there," answered the po
liceman, with apparent Innocence. A
great laugh went up.
All McMahon seemed to know was
that he had cleared the neighboring
sidewalk of lounging men and women at
Mrs. Ballade's request on the night of
July 5. He knew nothing against tho
John Barnard, who lives at 388 Sixth
avenue, the rear of tha property abut
ting upon the rear of the Arlington,
was called. Barnard Is a Frenchman,
and spoke brokenly, He said that he
hnt heard noises. Binning and quarrel
ing, In the dining-room of the house.
On cross-examination Lawyer Friend
endeavored to prove that Barnard had
formerly run an Indescribably vllo place
In Prince street, near South Hfth
avenue. Barnard admitted running the
place, and that there had been trouble
janies Smith, an attaches of the District-Attorney's
office, brought up the
records of the Grand Jury, showing that
Schneider had been Indicted for keeping
a disorderly house. He was not permit
ted to testify. . . ,. ...,
Detective Jerolemon, of the Nine
teenth Precinct, who complained before
the Orand Jury( was. called to testify
against the character-of the house, but
as ruled out by the Court. Lawyer
Barnett then announced that he had no
more evidence to offer. i.,i..i
Lawyer Friend moved for a dlm'fa'
of the case on the grounds ijlt defects
In the papers and failure to show enough
of a case to compel the defense to an
Hwcr. He attacked the plaintiff s case
on many points, making a njpjlon ayard
long. The Judge temporarily overruled
the motion without Prejudice, and the de
fense proceeded with Its Ase.
Lawyer Friend called to the stand the
following wlnesses, who had been cus
torner. of Mr. Arlington's table d'hote
and said it was good ana ne nouse
respectable: Mr. and Mrs Adolph Kan
law; no address given: Aaron Morris,
tailor at 1 Fourth avenue; William
Van Antwerp. 61 Broadway; Col. John
a Ellison of One Hundred and Eigh
teenth street : Henry Brunhled. a Broad
wS'llVuor dealer., and Alan.on Van
Arsdale, a milk dealer, of 111 West
pVale'dcoillslons of wit and acri
mony occurred between counsel during
these brief examinations. The court ad
JoS"ed Tot n" n unUl Monday morning
nMrs, Ballade, who apparently 'fit that
her case had 'not been much advanced
toiay. said to an "Evening World"
'""We'll catta them yet," I
WAS SHE DRUGGED?
Mrs. Brown Says Three Mon
Bobbed Her in a Saloon.
Whilo Drinking in Llndorf's "Ladies'
Room'' Sho BccamoiDazed.
Janitor Dotvllng Says Two of tho
Prisoners Curried Her Homo.
Mrs. Knte Brown, a good-looking bru
nette, who soys sho Is u typewriter and
lives with her husband, Frank, an engi
neer at 150 Columbus avenue, was a com
plainant In Yorkvlllo Itllco Court this
morning against three men, who, sho
nays, drugged and robbod hur Saturduy
night a week ago.
The prisoners wore: JameH Campbell,
of SCG Columbus avenue; David II. Link,
of 87 Lawrence street, and William
Crlmm, of 607 Amsterdam avenue,
Mrs. Brown says that she was In the
habit of going to Linden's saloon, at
the southeast corner of tho Boulevard
and Sixty-seventh street, to make pur
chases for her husband. One ot the
prisoners, Crlmm, Is the bartender In,
Mrs. Brown says that on the night of
tho 15th sho entered tho side door of the
saloon. Incldently, sho thought she
would take a drink herself, and went
Into the "ladles' room." She ordered a
drink of whiskey, and while sitting there
sipping it two men came In. These two.
she Identified this morning In court as
Campbell anil Lenk.
They asked her some trilling questions
and she replied to them. While the threo
were sitting there the bartender came
Into the room and, Mrs. Brown says,
winked at the men. Almost Immediately
after taking the last sip of her whiskey
she became unconscious. She remem
bered nothing until she recovered the
next morning. In her own home.
She then learned Chat about 9 o'clock
oi. the night of her experience Janltnr
Dowllng, of ISO ColumbUH avenue, saw
two men carrying her to her house. They
left her at the door. After she woke from
her Htupor she found that her purao,
which had contained t32, was missing
Her husband reported the case to Crtpt.
Smith, of the W'est Sixty-eighth street
station. Detectives Klllllea and nailers
were sent out to Investigate. The defec
tives, Mr. Brown says, did not seem Anx
ious to make an arrest, and only took the
prisoners into custody lout night aftr he
had repeatedly urged them to do so,
Mrs. Brown Identified the prisoners.
Janitor Dowllng also ldenillle.il them as
the men who carried her through tho
street. Justice McMahon said to the
"What kind of a place does this .man
The detectives, after sorao delay, said
It was "respectable." After a. few 'more
questions. Bartender Crlmm was dis
charged. Campbell and Lenk were, held
for examination on Monday.
IDENTIFIED, NOT CLAIMED.
John Comeford'H Family Too, Poor
to llury HIm llody.
The body of the man found dn the
North River at Thirtieth street Sept.
2Q was identified at the Morgue last
night by James Comeford as that of his
son, John, twenty-four years old, and a
tailor, of 40 Fulton street.
The father said his son left ho(me for
work on the date mentioned and never
returned. He ecouts tho suicide Idea,
and thinks his son's death was acci
dental. The father said he could not claim the
body, and it would have to be burled In
the Potter's Field, the family having no
money to bury It.
SUICIDE IN ST. LOUIS.
Cotton Broker I'liimmrr ShootM
Himself In the St. James Hotel,
(Of AMOclatod Prta. )
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 23. Charles E. Plum
mcr, a cotton broker of Pittsburg, Va.,
was found dead In his room at the St.
James Hotel last night, having shot
himself through the right side.
From letters and telegrams found I
among his effects It Is conjectured that
business and financial troubles led him
to commit the act.
CHILD SAVED THE TRAIN.
Engineer 'Warned nf n. Burning:
Ilrltlire by n Heren-Yenr-Olil Girl,
(Tlj Anoclated Fr.u.)
DUBUQUE, la., Sept. 29. A seven-year-old
girl saved a passenger train
on the Chicago and Great Western
Railroad, near Dundee, on Thursday
last. She was seen by the engineer,
waving her little red apron as a signal.
The engineer stopped the train, and
the little girl told him that the bridge
around the curve was burning.
Intimates Now that an Inde,
pendent Ticket Is Almost
DEFINITE NEWS ON MONDAY.
An Announcement May Then Bo
Made of tho Anti-Maohino
FIGURED CLOSELY ON TIME.
Had a Conference wjth Charlos S.
Fairchild on tho Subject
From all Indications to-day It looks oa
If the Independent and anti-machine
Democrats really Intended to cut looae
and place a complete Independent Demo
cratic ticket In the Hold. This supposi
tion Is based on a conversation which
Edward M. Shepard had with an "Even
ing World" reporter this morning.
Mr. Shepard got down to his otTlce,
111 Broadway, half an hour earlier than
usual. He was evidently, from his
mariner, anticipating a meeting ot the
antl-machlna leaders. Asked whether
the conferences already held had been
productive of definite results, he said:
"The matter of placing Independent
candidates In the field Is now under seri
ous consideration. I cannot Bay to-day
whether or not this will lie done. It Is u
little too soon to make any definite Btatc
ments. However, I shall meet Mr. Fair
child to-day, and there Is little doubt
that a deflnlto announcement of our In
tentions will be made on Monday."
In reply to the question whether their
time is not too limited to permit of tho
preparation of a State ticket, Mr. Shep
"No, we have until Oct. 11 to file our
Mr. Bhepard's manner, as much as
his words, conveyed the Impression that
an Independent ticket will without
doubt loom upon the political horizon
within the next few days.
Shortly after 11 o'clock Mr. Shepard
visited Mr. Fairchild ot the latter's
office. 46 Wall street. Tho conference
lasted for throe-quarters of an hour. Af
ter It was over Mr., Shepard said that he
could not divulge the details of his talk
with the ex-Secretary. It bore, however,
on the subject of the placing of an antl
machlne ticket In the field.
"No grass Is growing under our feet,"
said Mr. Shepard. "I shall meet sevoral
other persons to-day In this same con
nection. Who they are I do not care to
Mr. Fairchild was also somewhat reti
cent when asked to give a hint as to the
probable outcome of tho several con
ferences recently held by the Antls.
"I cannot now state what the result
will be. Matters have not Bhaped up
sufficiently to warrant us In making any
announcement of our Intentions."
Mr. Fairchild corroborated Mr. Shepard
In that the Intertlons of the Antls will
be made public on Monday.
Ex-Mayor Grace's silence on the sub
ject of Mr. Hill's and Mr. Morton's nomi
nations Is regarded as significant by the
Perhaps an explanation of Mr. Grace's
pronencss to keep his mouth shut on the
subject of both candidates, can be had In
the fact that ho dined with ex-Secretary
Fairchild at tho Reform Club last night.
TWISTED THE TIGER'S TAIL
ImlcpcnclviitM AiiiHilritetl n Commit
tee to Con ft-r with the IA.V.
The Convention of the Independent
County Organization last evening at
Cooper Union must have been a surprise,
and an pnuleasant one, too, to Tammany
Not only among tho delegates, but In
the big crowd that cheered the platform
denouncing Tammany Hall and Its
methods, were many faces which In for-
HERE ISASUREjj0USE UQ(lSQ 8Qd
MEANS OF AM - ii
ADS. IN TO-MORROW'S WORLD N.
30 CtS. ftEPEATEDli RI$3H Word ad.
win pav X IN MONDAY'S WILL AL-
W ILL 1 AY v EVENINQ XflOST INSURE
for a xVoRLD YOU THE
House & Home X TrK
AD. OF 14 WORDS IN 4II(lllO
To-Morrow's WORLD. YOU WANT.
YOUR CHOICE OF TICKETS.
There Will Be Plenty of Them This Year.
mer times were conspicuous at Tammany I
gatherings, showing that the Independent
Counties have been drawing anuy from
the forces of tho Wlgwamltes, especially
In the downtown districts.
It was upparent that while the Com
mittee of Seventy and the Good Gov
ernment ClutiB represent a class of
oters who have alwayu been arrayed
ngalnst Tammany Hall, and, there
fore, represent no new element to draw
away from the strength of that or
ganization, tho Independents were
largely made up of former supporters
of Tnmmuny, and that each one would
count In the fight riimliiBt the Tiger.
This was especially -ie of the dis
tricts below Fourtienth street, where
the greatest strength of Tammany Hall
lies. The vote last Fall showed this,
for while Mnynard's majority below
Fourteenth street was 32.U00. the ma
jority given to the head of the Demo
cratic ticket for the entire city was
only a little our 30,000.
"I believe that we can unquestionably
beat Tammany Hull this year below
Fourteenth street," said Charles Stick
ler this morning. "The convention last
night is simply the evidence of what
has already been done, and It shows how
surprisingly large Is the defection from
Tammany Hall In the lower wards of
"Although our organization Is strong
above Fourteenth street, the main
efforts have been dlrocted towards car
rying the districts which are below that
line, and which Tammany Hall has
always regarded as Its strongholds."
The Conference Committee which was
appointed it Isst night's convention,
and which Is made up of one representa
tive from each Assembly District, will
meet to-night to dlsruss some plan of
campaign The conference with the
Committee of Sevunty will not take
pluce until Monday, and will probably
bo of the same churnoter B that whloh
was held with the Republican conferrees
It Is understood that no candidates
nru to be proposed and discussed In
dividually until each nf the anti-Tammany
organizations has conferred sepa
rately with thn Committee of Seventy
to discuss tho general situation, ufter
which a date for a conference of all
the organizations will be decided upon
and tha municipal ticket named.
HINCKLEY THE HARMONIZER.
He Mny Seek Conference, with
I'lilkclilld mid glirpnrd.
Major Jis. W. Hinckley the new Chair
man of the State Democratic Committee,
who came to town last night with Clerk
De F'eest to attempt to harmonize the
differences existing between the Demo
cratic factions In this county, was up
bright and early this morning. Ho was
not "In" to newspaper mtn, however,
until much later In the day.
M. lllncltley renlUeH that he has a big
Job on hand, but he Is sanguine of suc
cessfully accomplishing his mission, at
least so far as the State ticket Is con
cerned. It could not be learned whether or not
Mr. Hinckley had Bought a conference
with Charles S Fairchild, of tho Stato
Democracy, but It Is believed that he
will seek and secure one before ho
leaves the city it Is also prob.itilu that
Mr. Hinckley will have a talk with Ed
ward M Shepard. and that he will ar
range with Chairman Bell for opening
the State campaign In Brooklyn at the
Academy ot Music, with Candidate Hill
as the star of the occasion.
REPUBLICANS TO RATIFY.
Morton anil Saiton Mny Attend tli
MnNN-MtliiH ut Cooper Union.
There will b a moss-meeting to-night
at Cooper Union under the auspices of
the Republican Club, to ratify the Re
publican State ticket. This will be the
first meeting of the sort of the cam
paign, and It Is the Intention of the
managers to uncork a lot of enthusi
asm Edmund Wetmoro, President of the
Republican Club, will preside, and
among the speakers will he J. Sloat
Fnssett and Murat Hnlstead.
There Is a bare possibility th-it Candi
dates Morton und Saxton will be present.
Wnre Wniita to lie nn Alderman.
It 1. uld that Frederick A War. la In b tti.
Ueputllran nomine, for Alderman In th. El.T.nth
Ati.mblr Illitrlet thl. Kill Mr War. I" a veil
known young la)er a graduat. of th. Columbia
U School In lkl. and la a rutmb.r tf th.
Seventh Iteclm.ul Veteran Club, and Pa.t Com
mander of Udarett. Camp, Eon. ot Veteran., 110
It. I. alao a member of Uood Government Club L.
Local Polltli'nl .Vites.
At th. meeting of th. Jamei K Johnaon A.o
rlalton of tho Third Ae.einbly Illitrlet th. name,
of Jame. V Qulon Tor Alderman and Jehu J
Ilackett for AH.uibljr. w.r. Indorsed
P.leg.te. to th. louotr. Congreutlonal Assem
bly ant Ald.rmanlc convention, ot tb. Stat.
Democracy r. aelectad at prlmartea h.ld last
night Among th. delegates chosen ar. x-a!aor
Urac, Charles S Fairchild, Otto K.ranner. Hob
en drier Monro.. K Kll.rr AnJ.raon, ei Mayor
Hewitt. Wheeler II I'eckham, Fr.Jrlo It. Coul.rt
and II. It. lleekman
Nnmul for Conirress.
ropull.t. nominated Walt.r Itandalt, a rtoaton
newspaper loan, tor Congr.i. In th. S.v.nth
ropullsta of th. Tenth Missouri Dlilrlct nonil.
nat.d Dr, Charles B. tkhitt.nier for Canp.aa.
You read the Evening Worldl
Do yon read tho Sunday World!
CONVENTION IS OVER.
Constitutional Delegates ArJjourn
Without a Day.
Their Work Now In tho Hands of the
Secretary ol Stato.
Somebody Ilni Tnltcn President
Choate's Gavel for a Heltc.
my Assoelat.d Pr.aa.)
ALBANY, Spt. 29,-Some relic hunter
had removed President Choate's gavel
this morning, and he was compelled to
ubo lung power to call tho Constitu
tional Convention to order. There wero
few delegates present when the closing
session began at 10 o'clock, but neanrly
all came In later.
The resolution regarding tho manner I
of presenting the overtures to the peo
ple was nttested by the President and
Secretary, and as approved by tho Con
vention! was sent to the Secretary.
There were several motions to glvo In
creased pay to sevoral employees.
Mr, Nlcoll said: "Mr. President, I
hope the entire surplus has been divid
ed." (Laughter.) I
After adopting resolutions relating to ,
printing, the Convention, upon motion
of Mr. Vedder, took a recess until 13
o'clock. An adjournment was taken to
the Assembly parlor, where gifts of
friendship wero to be presented.
At 12.11 PrtBident Choute formally de
livered the engrossed and Blgncd Con
stitution Into the hands of the Secretary
At 12 28 the Convention adjourned with
During the Convention Interval, Mr.
i. ' le,ck' ot Troy' was called to pre
side, and when all had taken their seats
Mr. edder uroao and presented to Pres
Ident Choate a magnificent sliver loving
cup, with buffalo horn handled and em
bossed sides, representing the progress
of civilization. He also presented a pic
ture of the members of tho Convention
In a group.
Mr. Vedder said that this was a time
when political streams met and mingled
In harmony In the presence of ever pre
vailing friendship. Friendship hud been
1 formed never to be borken, and there
hud not been ns much friction In the
body as had been supposed. Ho was
surprised there was not unanimous feel.
Ing on the Apportionment bill (Lnugh
ter.) He did not know whether the In
dians on the loving cup meant the evo
lution from Tammany Hall to Joseph
11 Choate. (Laughter) But he hoped so.
De Lancey Nlcoll, on behalf of tho
minority, seconded all that Senator Ved
der had said. He hoped that the Presi
dent would feel that tho whole minority
had learned to love and respect him, nnd
would ever cherish a memory of his fair
and Impartial Judgment and his friend
ship. Mr. Cornwell, of Yates, on behalf of
the laymen of the Convention, briefly
Indorsed all that hnd been said,
Presldcit Choute, lslbly affected,
said "I can stand tnn when It Is ac
companied by solid nnd lienutlful evi
dences of esteem. But I feel now like
crlng, 'Save me from my friends." I
came here utterly without knowledge of
parliamentary law, and that Ignorance
has perhaps saved me from myself and
proved my salvation."
Mr Choate thanked Delegates Vedder,
Alvord and Veeder for tho uld they hnd
given him In tha work of the conven
tion. He had been encumbered by
Beventy-llve rules, he said, but had dis
covered that only two were necessary.
"Stick to It and keep vour temper."
Hurt on an "I." Platform.
Hannah Cornell, twenty-nv. year, old, or 7.
West On. Hundrel and Fourth street, stood on
th. K!vatd .tatlon at Klghth avenuo and On.
Hundred and Twenty-filth street, at 4 30 o'clock
this morning with a number o( friends When
(h. downtown train cam. along ah. trle4 to ge
on It before It mm. to a stop. Her left foot wss
caught between the platform and a car and was
badly wrenched An ambulance surgeon from
Harlem Hospital attenled her Injuries, and she
wss taken to ber bom.
Duty on ltetniiiirteil Spirit.
Illy Associated Press.)
WASHI.S'OTON Bept S Secretary Carlisle
to-day rendered a decision on the question of
the proper duty to b. assessed upon re-Imported
domestic spirits. Th. Secretary hold, that .ich
spirits, whin drawn from bond after th. date
ulon which th. new tariff went Into effect. Aug
2( 1. subject to a duty equal to the Internal
menu, tat Imposed by that act, nam.ly tl 10
Thrown Out and Killed.
(Dy A.eoclateJ Praaa.)
riTTSnURtl, Sept. . lira. V, U. Jones, wit.
Iol & promln.nl Inaurane. ag.nt. was killed laat
evening by being thrown from her carriage,
which ni backed Into a passing electric oar,
msinssthSMi y-'rfrr'sffi.rBsffl'1--'' 'yg" &?
GAYN0R ASKS QUESTIONS.
Hut He Gives No Hint ius to Whether
He'll Acri'iit or Ilerllne.
Whether or not Justice- William J.
Gaynor, of Kings County, will accept
the nomination for Judge of the Court
of Appeals on the ticket with Senator
Hill Is the question that Is bothering
Democrats In Brooklyn.
The entire Interest of tho regulars and
Shepardltes Is now centred on Justice
Gaynor's action. Not a politician will bo
found who will offer to guess what that
action will be.
It was learned this morning, however,
that Justice Gaynor has been In close
communication with his friends In
Brooklyn and anxiously Inquiring ot
them what the feeling Is among the
people. Most of his friends are of the
opinion that It would be unwise for
him to accept, all things considered.
Not a hint has been received from
Justice Gaynor aa to his Intentions, and
his most Intimate friends are all at
sea as to what he will do.
James D. Bell, the lender of the regu
lars, was Been this morning. He re
turned last night from a visit to Jus
tice Gaynor at Heliport.
Mr. Bell refused to make public any
part of his Interview with the Judge,
except to say that his call was satisfac
tory and of a purely social nature.
One of Mr. Bell's friends told an
"Evening World" reporter that Justice
Gaynor had asked Mr. Hell many Ques
tions regarding the situation In Kings
County, anil that Mr. Bell had urged the
Judge to accept.
The Executive Committee of the regu
lars will meet Monday night, and ar
rangements will then be made to open
the campaign In the Academy ot Music.
The date will be fixed by the Executive
Committee. Among the members of the
Shepardwlng of the Democracy It Is
the general opinion that Justice Gaynor
will not accept the nomination.
SAXTON'S OPENING SPEECH.
It Will lie Mude In Brooklyn at the
Senator Saxton, Republican candidate
for Lieutenant-Governor, will open the
campaign here next Wednesday evening
evening as the guest of the Logan Club,
No 2S5 Sixth avenue.
The speech-making will bo In the par
lors of the club-house, but should the
attendance be so large as to necessitate
an overflow meeting on the street, tho
Senator will speak from tho open win
A number of other prominent speakers
will address the meeting.
SEIZED GOODS SOLD.
Lively Competition at the Auction
In tin- federal HlllldlllK.
Tho United Stntes Marshal sold at auc
tion to-day In room Sj, of the Federal
Building, a quantity of goods seized and
confiscated for violation of the Custom
House lawB. Thtre was lively competi
tion over the first lot, which consisted of
:?2 boxes of silk hat ribbons, twenty-four
rolls to a box
They opened at $2,000 for tho entire lot,
and were knocked down at 11,100 to
Hlrschburg & Co.
Two largo double magic lanterns
brought 175 and S0 One dozen single
lanterns sold for 1135. A quantity of
lantern lenses, suturatnrs and similar
articles went for 170. The hundred and
twelve lantern views realized HI.
A SHOT AT HIS SHADOW.
Attempted Aa.unalnnt Ion of n Lan
Illy AsMclated Press )
LANCASTER, Pa., Sept. 20. An at
tempt to assassinate George E I"ahnen
stock, a well-known broker of this city,
was made curly this morning. Ho was
standing In his office In such a position
that his body threw a shallow on the
glazed doors, when n bullet crashed
threw the glass and passed within an
Inch of hit side.
rahnenstm-k grabbed a pistol and,
opening the door, shot at a man who
was standing neur by. The latter lied,
nnd Fahnenstock fired again, but neither
shot appeared to have taken effect.
He CurrlcH n Revolver,
Charles Ppcas, a stone-cutter, fifty year, old,
of 303 Kast Slxty-frst street, was held for trial
by Justl Krwtt In Kssex. Markit Folic. Court
to di for c,rrtng . revolver without haling
. permit Foliettian Dissert, of the Fifth street
stailiin found Bpe.s staggering along th. Uow
try last nUUt w.ili a ioad.d r.volver In his
Declared to mo Years Old.
(Uy Asaoclated Press )
OttHVILLR, Tea . Sept . A Mexican named
Modertoo. Is dead at Ingram, near here. Ills rela
tives assert most poattliely that he waa ou. huu
dred .nd fifty ear. old He had been married flv.
llm.s, marrying hta first wife one hundred and
ulna years ago. 11. h.d thre. grown aona In th.
war of ISi:
Drill Senwon to Ileitln.
Th. drill season In th. Stventy-firsl Regiment
Armory, Park av.nu. and Thlrty.fourth str..t,
will begin n.il Monday. Prlgad. h.adquart.r.
will b. aubllshd at th. armor oa tb. aam.
LflS! LUITIDN. i I
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WAS THERE A I I
PLOT TO KILL?; I
An Eye-Witiiess Says Appo's. ; B
Tbroat Was Gnt in rl
Baar's Saloon, ! Ilj
APPO ACCUSES tM. J. HIORDAN. I M
- " SBJBJJ
He and tho Lezow Witness Held pjH
Under Bail for an Ex- I M
WAS A KNOCK-OUT DRINK GIVEN?'' . H
Surgeon Waro Declares that tha . H
Injured Man's Wound Wat ?. M
It Is still an open question as to r Km
whether George Appo, the Lexqw wt-- 5' H
ness, who was found with his throat cut j; H
at tha earner of West and Barclay ,1 H
streetd, yesterday afternoon, Is the vk H
tlm of a murderous assault or whether, '' til
he attempted to commit suicide, ;' H
James llealo, who Is about nineteen. J H
years old, and has a newsstand at tho H
southeast corner of Barclay and West i j
streets, says that he Is ready ta swsar .j H
that Appo did not cut his throat on tho '- B
sidewalk In front of the North Rlvsr. , H
MICHAEL, J. niORDAN. (' J
"I saw Appo," says Healey, "stagger- f S
Ing out of the saloon. He was holding ';' ililM
on with both hands to tha coat of an- ; f$5l
other man. I bellove It was IUordan. v MsH
In neither of his hands did Appo have a, ' wtM
knife. A stream of blood was flowing ! 9H
from n gash In his throat. I am pol- JVP
tlve of this. I saw the whole affair ' Si-l
from the time Appo came out Of tha WlcM
saloon until he was carted oft to th A MM
station-house. -j miim
"The man whose coat Appo bf4 j HH
grabbed seemed to be trying to get U
away. Thero was no knife In his hand, ;: ffM
, rjEonGE Arpo. .. , J jH
"" I dhf not cut my own throat. I '; H
was glvn knock-ojt drops In that wing- H
room and done up by Mike Rlordan. c, H
and I know tho proprietor ot the place g M
wanted me done up." ;',' H
This Is the statement made to-day by J H
George Appo, the Chinese-American i, jH
criminal and Lexow witness, when H
asked by an "Evening World" reports? ? !M
as he sat In the Tombs Police Court 'lil
how he received the stab wound In his ,, 'MV
neck. 'J ''
As was fully told In "The Evening 'fl
World" Sporting Extra yesterday. Appo ,.v ,''
was taken from the North River Hotel, , &i JJV&l
at Btrclay and West streets, ta the ,Wm '-1
Church Htreet station about 4.30 o'clock ' M 'WW
with a gash In the left side of his throat - M 'fel
just over the Jugular vein. ,, 'M H
M chael J Rlordan, a former saloon- T ? H
keeper and Aldermanlo candidate, and fl M
ut present employed as a bartender, who ,$ vm -
was with Appo when the cutting was 'f idS Vkw
done, and Proprietor Baar, of the Norta,yi i jH
River Hotel, both told tbe police at gig, J ',H
the time that Appo had cut himself ts'Hl 'H
an attempt at suicide after a quarrel Ml! "p
with Rlordan. 'B 'H
They also said that he was crazy druftslW
at the time. '"'$ H
Appo's statement to the "Evening I.H
World" reporter, in which he QeaMt j .-H
having cut himself, and the same stele ' iH
ment made by him to Justice Ryaa km j 'M
the Tomb:. Police Coun to-day, jHrta'a; ' JH