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Acting Captain O'Brien, of the Detective Hu
??a, has '" hl? custody at Police Headquarter?
a man who jive? his name as Andrew J. ?nder?
ten, and li believed to be a Chicago crock. The
detectives have recovered a quantity "f valuable
silverware, clothing and bric-a-brac found In the
?nan'* possession. Some of the silver ha? been
Identified as part ol that itolen recently from
Ine home? of Thomas r. o;ik?-?, at Mamaroneck,
end Jame? L. ? nochan, at Hempatead, Long
Island. Tin? prwoner la a amooth-faced man. of
middle age, who the i>.?ii'??? of this city ilo not
Borne "f the piar?1 is past Identification, for it
has been melted down ami has been recovered
In the iha].f lumps of raw silver. The whole
of the ?.is recovered forms less than a tenth
part of the pro?.la of the robberiea in which
It was obtained. Tne rest of the plunder Is sup
j iced to be hidden somewhere In the woods near
Hempatead, The police are looking for It, and
for Anderaon'a confederate?
Till?: OAKBfl R( tBBERT.
When Mr. oakt-s'? home was broken Into and
robbed on Christmas Eve, he did n<>t Inform the
New-York police at once, but let ? private
agenc) to work to recover his property. On
January i". b< wever, he calici on Acting Chief
O'Brien and asked his assistance. Captain
O'Brien detailed Detective Sergeant? McCauley,
Reap and Wteser to hunt for the property. They
made a ?catch of the Bowery pawnahopa for the
M | ? plate, and were ?oon rewarded by discover?
ing a sliver fruit dish, a cream pitcher, and sev?
eral other articles engraved with Mr. Oakes's
monogram. In the pawnshop of Mose? Rosen
tha\ at No. K4 Bowery? The collection In the
eh ? proved to be t irth ISOO. Roaenthal said
that he ).ad purchased it for $170 in an auction
room In the city from a man named Anderson,
???ho p.^ve an address at No. 12;? Kast Nineteenth
Anderson'? address proved to be fictitious, but
the detectives learned from Roaenthal that he
was in the habit "f frequentine a particular
auction room for the purpose of disposing of his
gOO la After the detectives had spent four days'
patient wat hinc a: the auction room, Andersen
appeared and was arrested. He ?ras taken to
Pol!'? Headquarters, where he gave the name of
Andrew J. Anders :i. and said he lived In
*A>urth-st., but refused to tei! the numb????.
Anderson was remanded in the Centre Street
Pi.lice Court as a suspicious person, and then
the detectives were at a los? until Detective
Heap, who lives in Kast Seventh-St., thought he
remembered having passed the man several
times in that street. Anderson's picture was
taken and. armed with this, the detectives made
? house?to-honse search alone Seventh-st, en?
deavoring to find his rooms. The search re?
sulted in their discovering that Anderson had
had a furnished room on the top Boor of a tene
nient-house. It was searched, but the only arti?
cles found In it were two silver spoons and the
silver top of a bottle. From the landlady the
detectives learned that two davs before an ex?
pressman had called at the hous" and taken
Anderson s l>aegae?. packed in two trunkH and
four satchels, to some other place, the location
of which was not known.
The detectives sought out the expressman
Btid learned from him that he had removed the
baggage to a storage room in the bas-ment
under a synagogue in Orchard-St, It was lo?
ri i there, and waa removed to Police Head?
quarters, where th?? trunks were found to con?
tain silver plat-, clothing aid briC-a-brac, evi?
dently the proceeds of a number bf burglaries.
Scattered among the ..ffects were papera which
showed that Anderson had not only been dis- ^
posing of the plunder In the salesrooms he fre?
quented, but had also been negotiating by
means of advertisements with tie- victims of
the burglaries. .
On Monday last some of ?he silver bowls and
bri -a-brac which were marked with the mono?
gram "J. I.. K." were Identified y James I.
Kei.han as pan ?>? i?;.? pr.,is it a burglary
at his h in? at Hempstea ? un January 10, In
which $5,000 w irth of proi erty was -: |< n. There
remained unidentified a all ver 'Up marked "Polo,
Meadowbrook. September, 1893," aeveral revolv?
ers, a good deal ol cl thing and a rifle. There
were also in the collection pota used in melting
the silver, lumps of the metal aggregating over
seventy tunees, pawn tickets for watches, clocks
and ornam-n'-. aid a number I ? Jewels
which had been removed from their settings.
Anderson admitted having ?.a concerned In
the robbery >f th" dak?- mansion at Marner?
? ? k. arid of Mr. Kerno 'ban's, and othei I
at Hempatead,aiid told hu\\ portions .f the silver?
ware stolen In the lattei place were hidden in
the woods near Hempatead, Captain O'Brien
questioned him as to this, and he ??? \ diagrama
eh '.vine the location of the hidden atores, show
Ini.' Onslderabla knowledge of Hempatead and
It" ? ivi rone.
With these diagrama Detectives McCauley
and Heap went over to Hempatead and with the
bssistance of Mr. Kernoohan orgSn'sed a search.
Ing party of servanta who searched the woods
wltbou* discovering anything.
After two of these searches had ended In
falline, the detectives took Anderson over th
I.one Island last week. He led them to a hesp
of dried eras* In the woods, Under this he
said the stolen plate bad been hidden. Nothing
was found under the grass, however. Mr. and
Mrs ? -mochan and a number of their friends
headeri p,? search party on horseback,
Anderson explained that his pals, having beard
Of his arrest, had evidently removed the plunder.
Anderson was taken bach to Police Headquar?
ters. He win be examined in Centre Street
Court to-day.
From the fact that a number of commutation
tickets en the Illinois Central Railroad to sub?
urbi? of Chicago Were found in his possession,
the police believe 'hat Anderson is well known
In that city and have forwarded his photograph
to the Chicago police with an inquiry as to his
Three colored men who on January 14, robbed the
hou.xe of Jacob Stern at No. 1?7 West Slxty-fourth
et.. and were fired on bv Mr. Stern's son, who canffht
them at their work, have been captured by the
police, and the Detective Bureau at Police Head?
quarters has obtained a confession from one of
The thieves are Robert Stevens, twenty years old,
clerk, of No. ?00 West Thlrty-seventh-st.; Isaac
ralrfleld, twenty years old, elevator hoy, of No.
I? West Forty-nlnth-st., and William ? Johnson,
Ushtren years old, of No gfl ?Teal Forty-seventli?
lt. Mr. Stern's house has been robbed twlre within
the last month. On the second occasion It was en?
tered durine the sight l.y two youne men who were
afterward arrested by Detective? Lang and Arm?
strong, who also recovered th- property s-olen by
them. The first, burglary, however, remained a
mystery until cleared up by the Central Office Mr.
8terne house was entered by the basement door
While the family was a: dinner One of the thieves
made off with three overcoats which he took from
the hall. The other was seen by Monroe Stern and
Jumped from th- asesad loi J window .-scapine
unharmed althoueh Mr. Stern shot at him twice.
The police weie informed and two nlKhts after?
ward Detectives McCarthy and Donahue, who were
mJn0l,"rv^,,^KUi',UW" ui"trl'-t?? "aw two Colored
m^.v. try,n? ,n<* baaesaent doors aloni Severn v
Of h;?-.i?h'y 'G'" Ki? n? "Htl?*?"??!ry account
or rnsaaSSltSS and were arrested At Police Head
la?rch?M th?' ??rr". I1*'??^???1 ?' '?' Stevene* and
MwntiloL ?" ,h" ,a,'er>s Possession was found a
ffrWnK tol 0np of 1 \'? overcoats stolen from :
?\f??^? hou1e? . TLu'y Implicated Johnson,
?a ??arch waa made for him. but It was not until
[|1T ???.??????? ?? > TUR ???????]
Albany, Jan. M.?Tb?!*? will be a gathering Of
distinguished Republicana In Albany on Feb?
ruary 4. OovernoT Morton having issued invita?
tions to aererai prominent Republicana to tana
dinner with him on tho evening of that day.
Among tbe gentlemen invited, and who, it la
believed, will be present, are the "Big Four" of
the New-York delegatlona to the Republican
National convention! of its? and 1?02 Chaun
eey M Depew, Frank Hlscock, Thomas C. Platt
and Warner Miller. There have slao been In?
vited Edward I.auterlmoh and Charlea W
Haokett. the chairman of the Republican Stato
Committee. Possibly Mr. Morton's purpose of
having the dinner is to reconcile the claims of
Frank Hlscock and Edward Lauterbach to be
on?? of the fo\ir delegatea-at-larga to the Na?
tional Convention. Mr. Hlacock Mema lo have
been crowded out of the "BiK Four" combina?
tion by Mr. Lauterbach. This, it is auapected,
is unsatisfactory to Governor Morton, and.
therefore, he will exercise his diplomatic talenta
to restore the ?-Senator to his formar place,
and have Lauterbach go to the National Con?
vention from one of the New-York Congress
it is aupposed thai Charlea W. Hnok<'tt. at the
dinner, will mah? a report <>n the restili of th*
missionary trips of Caleb Blms, the Janitor of
the Benate, and Charlea w. Anderson, the col?
ored orator, through the South, conveying Mr.
Morton'a "aound money" vlewa to prominent
colored men In the South, who are "elated" for
delegatea to the Republican National Convei
There will also be made reports, it la aal?!,
al the gathering, as to Mr. M ?rton'i
Ohio In enticing a way aupporten from Major
Thomaa C. Platt, also. It Is auapected, will
expreaa vlewa .is t.. the atrength of Thomaa B.
Reed's support. Judging from an Intimate .?
qualntance with it.
There will als ? ??? preaenl at the dinner Lieu?
tenant-Oovernor Baxton, Speaker Fish, of the
Assembly; Timothy K. Ellaworth, the Republl ? .
leader in the Benate, and Jamen M O'Giady,
the Republican leader In the Assei bly.
A roiTRTH-aTTORY wiNHow.
Hannah Mov?an, f wn'y-nin- years old, of
Brookllne, Mass., who cagne her? t?? h a 11 on
Wednesday for Ireland, committed aulcl le late
yesterday afternoon b? Jumping from a fourth
story window of the St. Denla Hotel, al Broad?
way and Eleventh-at. It I- believed that si.?
wis Insane. She had been advised to go to In
land for her health.
Th?? woman was employed in Brookllne aa a
servant. Por nome tim?? her health had been so
poor that at times abe suffer?? l violent tit? of
mental aberration, it w is at her physician'?
order thai ?he had undertaken the trip abroad.
'She and her brother reached here Bat n
They had engaged paaaage on th?? steamer Ser?
via, Which Balled Saturday afterno ?>? al 1
o'clock. The Pall River boat, on which thej
came to this city, was delayed by f< a and did
not reach h-r pier until 12:80 o'clock In the
afternoon. The Moylana hurried to the s?
l>|. r. but sh?? h id aalled before th? * ani.. I.
The excitement had aim it compi tely un
nerved the woman, and so her brothei ; ? her
tu the St Dent* Hotel to r? -t until Wednes?
day, when they expected to all. On the waj to
the hotel, at Houston-at. and Ri tadway, the
woman'.?? condition attracted a large crowd,
Miss Moylan cried so loudly thai mui lerei ?
were afte* her and her brothei wan to ?? ?
In telling Policeman Appel, if the Mercer-at.
station thai h*? must not Interfere, thai Appel
arrested both of them. Sh?? paa ed the night
with th?? matron. Moylan and bla aliter were
discharged Iti Jefferson Mark?- Court yesterday
morning. They they went t?, th?? St. Denla ?? -
t??!. The woman'a room was on the Eleventh-at,
sid??, where there is a tir- escape, Shi waa great
ly excited, and once during the morning ahe
jmt on h-r hat and coat and lift her room. She
ran thrmigh a corri?)..r shouting that murderers
were chasing her. Her brother had to dia?.: her
back by main atrength. 11-? aucceeded in quieting
her and stayed with her all afternoon. Bhe fell
asleep about .*. o'clock. Her brother then left
her and took a walk up Broadway.
When the woman awoke aha pul . r. her hat
and coat, opened th.? window, climbed over the
tin? escape and Jumped *o th? at reel
Charles Schneider, employed by Tiffany * Co,
and living at No. 287 Bast Tenth-at., aaw dei
leap. Joseph Engel, of No, 203 Baal Thirtieth al
was almoat under the window, and tb< w< man
atruck his arm as she descended. H<?!? head
struck th- In.ti railing and her skull was .rushed
A larKc crowd gathered and an ambulali e
; was sent for. hut th- aurgeon said thai the
| woman had been Instantly killed The brother
was almost erased with *ri<-r when be returned
| and beard Of his sister's death. Th- body ?SI
tak"!> to the Mercer-at, station.
San lYaaetaca, Jan. 20.-Th.? court-martial of
! Captala Healy, of th" revenu? cutter Bear, waa
begain yesterday. ( aptaln Tester, Lieutenant
Berry and Engineer Frederick, of the cutter Brant,
now at Fon Townsend, were called ?? Wltneaaea
Captain Toiler testified that Captain Healy waa a
? competent and efficient ohVer. He r>;t< 1 never Been
h'.m Intoxicated while on duty, but he was a man :
Who enjoyed a good time. Lieutenant Iterry tea
titled that b< did not think Capta.? Healy iras a
lit Officer for the cutter service, although he had
never seen the captain drunk while on duty Ha
said that Captain Healy liked to have good tlmea
and had many of them. Berry admitted on cr.><.-<
examination that all the officers of the cutter ha 1
?indiar tasten Fred-rich testified that he never
had seen Captain Healy intoxicated while on duty,
-? ?
unrr /v ,t railway wreck.
San Jose. Cai., Jim. 2<; -Through the negligence
of a Signal mut) a collision in which several persona
were Injured occurred |?st avenlag on the Southern
Paetfle, near Santa Clara. The Injured men ar?
Edward Morris, of San Jos?, news agent, head cut
and body bruised: Joseph Waterman, of San Jos?,
le?* cut: Frank Fuller, of San Jos?, arm broken;
James Stanley, engineer, Lot i, ieKH broken, badly
(-??aided, may die: C. C Ingles? of l?llroy. Internally
Injured: J Thleaa, of Qllroy, righi le? broken;
Henry l.ux. of San Jos?, cut I.y glas?.
The Monterey express, which had the rixht of
way, was proceeding over the creasing of the nar?
row ????"*-'?' 'Ina when the watchman besame eon
fused and signalled a narrow gauge train to u?
ahead The baggage ear and a passenger coach
on the express were striiek and tho narrow kuhkc
angina was wrecked.
Saturday last that Johnson was arrested. In his '
possession was found s pawntlcket for another or
Mr. stems costa The third was recovered from '
Faircbtld's rooms.
The three men were arraigned in court yesterday
and remanded for examination. Johnson after?
ward made a full confession
??? ?
It was learned last nlfcht that of the Central Office
detective force of ninety-five men two-thirds are
now detailed by Acting Captain O'ltrlen to nightly
duty In the rich uptown neighborhoods and In thn
business districts downtown to look for burglars
They patrol such neighborhoods from I o'clock at
night until after 3 in the morning, keeping their
eyes open for suspicious characters. So far the
capture of the colored ??< ak thelves who robbed Mr.
Stern Is the sole result of their activity.
Ask at roar hotel, or your grocers, fof" ???
Tji'|-i. gPRIVa WATER, from Seymour Conn..
?ad get tba best snnrkllne water known.-Advt.
Patrick McMahon, forty-one yeara old, early
yesterday morning committed s most ahocklng
assault opon his uncle, John McMahon, sixty-one
y.ars old, and hi.?; aunt. Mrs. Bridget Sexton,
sixty-two years, respectively the brother and
sister of his sged father. The woman died last
night at Bellevue Hospital from the wounds
In her head inflicted by h-r brutal nephew. The
injured man will probably not recover. He was
COnsdOUS last night and mad- an ante-mortem
statement f Coroner Hoeber.
The attack on the old t.pi- was made In the
house of Patrick McMahon'S father, N" Mi
Kast Porty-nrst-st, where the two victim:'lived.
The young man confesses the crime and say?
that he was moved to it because hi?? aunt and
uncle had poisoned his mother and bad sep?
arated him from his father. He has always
been wild and dissipated, and s? me ?.pie be?
lieve he is Insane. He, as did his two br there,
quarrelled with the father, and left home.
Timothy McMahon. who Is over elehty years
old, and his daughter retired early on Saturday
nieht to bed. His brother ami sister went to bed
about midnight At ? o'clo k, when all was
'iule:, ??? uncertain footstep was heard on ">e
stalls. Tne visitor staggered to ohi man Mc
Mahon's door and beat heavily upon It. pouring
out at the same time a string of oaths.
John McMahon, hearing the noise In hie room
below, recognised the voice of his nephew, Pat?
rick, and went out Into the hallway in his night
clothes with th.? hop? of turning him away.
"Your father Is asleep, and you ought to be
ashamed to disturb hltr. Go away quietly," he
.- ill.
Por answer, Patrick lifted a heavy Iron shovel
he was can vine and struck his un ??? several
times or, the head with It. The old man fell, and
Patrick wenl U] si lira igain. He bat? ?
hia father'a d ? r again for several minutes, but
. ? ? open, ai. ? he retraced his atei s down
stalls .ml wenl Into hi- uncle'? room. The in
Jur ! man. in th?? ??,.-a'i tin,", had crawled d
stairs a;.' he mei his nephew a.- be entered
tii. k:?? h< n.
"Hull?.'? til Oughed Patrick, 'I thought Pd
kille l you. bu: Fil .1?. it now."
Dr >pp ns hi- ? h ivel, he pick? l up sn axe ??
w \? \\ Ing In th?? corn? and struck at his ?
The hi ? ?.;--? .1. an 1 the ?? b r McMahon gi
ph .i ?.. ; hi .?, arho tnrea him fl and
M:- . ? xl m her '- ? I
waa kno ked d .???. end
f? || blee ling aci I. I
wall and tl furnltui Patrick ai I
ai t le : w ' pi mirato bo llea, ui tii ? ach b
? .ml the t?, im ? is
Th?? old ' IS. Aft?
Pot hl Iren -hed m
stagg.I >u< md up th? atreel ? I I. ?
ave. \t Ttilrl; nlntl it. he ? ?
. ,. ? ?. . notii ed thai I
were bl
HcMah >n mad?? no resistano When th<
two reached the Basi Thlrty-flfth-st stati ?
lbs news of the tragedy was already :
Timothy M< M a hon, the pi er*s fathei
trembling before the desk, trying In rain la
tell wli tt ?. ? I b ; pen ? I, As hi a in w.n I??:
In I . s,. ? in, h found I
"V u m ir !??:? ' .?!'.; !.. ?
your aunt and uncle. W ? ? did ? tu do it?
i: lundama ? Qulnn hui : l*d ar und to ? ? M
Manon houae. II?? look? ? Into the :
? . si am liai ?? . cam. in ^
few minut' ? and th* a und< d , h * t?? r*
moved lo He?eviie Hospital. The aroman never
? egalm d ? one? lo?
Her l all.ui : ? ? late In the afi.-i p. Th ?
old man rallli d ifl ?? tu mah a ?tatemen!
lo t'oron ?? II
? ?:? k ? im- : . ;? ti I his guilt to the p?
lice "Yes, ! tried lo k,,! m?, sum and uncle,"
he said "Why' Blmplj because th<-> have sep?
arated me from m.. father Thin, too. months
ngo, th ; ilr of th m killed mj mother by ???
Ing h r pois ? I ?-as wrought up to thai pi I
a hen l had nel bins. Whs I I did ???
I ? ?.: with a ahovi l ? ? hop pi 1
head I did not ? ? , hat net. b u I
I rhopped I hem preti ...
.\?? mani I ty cuta a? r?? f und r?n Mrs
s head and :?;??. nnd her broth? r I id ?
reived more tha ? di /? ? in additi ? ; :
? -? was br iken
Patrick McMah ? was taken before Magis?
tral ? Rlmma, in Voi k le Polli ?? Poui I on s
? i?!' felonious as-.ml:, and was remanded
wltho-it b ill
The u?? ? father la nearly erased with grief
While Coroner lb ? ?.. ? waa es imli Ing Mc
Main n. le l ? I? ii. \ ward, \vh
' hi m\ . palle t.. v. is present Coi nei ??
be ame ???.- . - , ? ?ritti ? ?. cullar Idea Ihii ? ?r,
Hej ward h-ut ? mlled si me of hla peculi ?
mint)'. The coroner auspended hla examli iti ?
(Or a few minutes to leliver to I ?r He) a/ai I o ?
revere li 'tun He said that In hla ? melai ? *l
tlon he I ould !.>gai le I ?,?. ith reven p ? and
1 ? laughed at In aueh a manner. I >r Hey?
ward was surprised a? the Coroner's audden out
bun t. and deci thai he h id noi laughe I.
The Coroner persisti I tl.it he had received an
suit and said thai alter the present case waa
over he would bring the matter t ? the attention
of the Warden. There rere several p. op!.? In
the room ? t the time, among ?!?????? some ol the
h iUSC | h>. i laus
Dr. Heyward said that he believed it was be?
cause he did ? t know that Hoeber waa the
'Orai.?: th.it h?? bei ime s. Infuriated "When I
saw him making an examination of McMahon,??
said Dr. Heyward, "1 asked him if h.? was a
me Heal m in. The Cor mer raid that I should
hat e known who he was "
?WH STKA14XO G????
Hi Louts, Jan. tt. A dispatch from T'res, Mexico,
says: "The Taqul Indian- have made snother raid
upen the aettlera In the valley west of her??, on one
ranch an entln family, conalatlng of husband and
wife and two children, were massacred, and al an
other place, In the -ame locality, the Indiana ? led
two cowboya who attempted to prevent the drl\lne
off of ? herd of cattle.
"There is a lare.? force of Federal troops in tha
fe Id against the maraudera "
Brie, Peon . Jan at. At Clrara, this county, this
afternoon, Mary II Nelllit was urresteil for poison?
ing, with Intent to kill, bar husband Peter it.
?? UK proprietor of the Nellie Mouse, and Edward
Gardner was arrested Hs an accomplice. The pris?
oners were brought here to-nleht and Indeed In
Jail. Nellie Is wealthy and his wife Is a handsome
woman. Last summer Mrs. Nellls spent some time
at Lily Imi?? and brought home with her for a
bartender Edward Gardner, whom she had met sj
the Ipuitualletle resort. Netna carried a H0.0M
policy OS hla life In favor of his wife. 8.?verni weeks
ano h?? was taken sick and vomited severely. He
has since been In declining health, snd bla brother
in-law, l)i Roger*, ol Conneaut, Ohio, became sue
pi.ioiis snd ae! Maggie Hulbruok, a dining-room
girl, to ke. i? watih on affairs In the hotel. On Bat
mia?, si noon Nellla ?<>'. a dose ?t tartar emetic in
his .?,,(?.?.?. On Satinila., night the jdrl caught and
aaved another dose which Nellls was in have taken,
N'.-llls not another ilo?.? to-day, but was relieved with
a eternarti pimp The arreata followed and created
great excitement The f..-???? was ho strong i"
Girard against Gardner that only his timely re?
moval by the Officer? saved him from probable
Columbus, Ohlc, Jin. 2?.?The reeular Insurance
Companies are preparine to make a beul fleht
strains) the decision of state insurance Coassais
si iner Hahn, to admit the Uoyds insurance com?
panies to do bualnees In Ohio. Th.? lead la the
matter s betas taken by ex-S;atc Insurance C m
mlaakmer ? ?; Lamp, of Dayton. They I ive
secured ex-Governor Poraker to conduct tne n?ht
and it Is llkeiy th.it the matter will take Upon
its. If a politici?! aspect, as Kuraker It a wHl
known politica] enemy of Commissioner Hahn, and
will take pleasure In Jefeatina him In the courte.
Berlin, Ian. tt. Theodore Runyon, the Amer*
lean Ambassador here, died of heart failure at 1
O'clock this morning.
When, -? Mar.?!: H, UU, the new? cam? from
Washington that Presiden) Clei land bad ap?
pointed Theodore Runyon, of Newark, N. J., to bo
the United Btatea Minister to Germany, there waa
?G?-at surpris.? expressed everywhere, for party
"pull" Beamed to have played no pert In the Presi?
dent's decision, and of all surprised persons, Mr.
Runyon seemed to be the most ??o. In an Inter?
view puMlshed soon after be bad received the
newa of bla nest honor, he was reported to bave
?al?! with chara.?feristi,? Simplicity: "I had hardly
expected such a t iiinir. But the President could
not bave horion?.! iti?- aridi a foreign mission more
'?> my taste, I have visited German) several
times and like the people."
It was -.. I l,\ the friends of Mr. I{uny.->n -hit
erben be r-tirel from the Chancellorship of New
Jersej in 1 >-^t. he bad made up his mind perms
new ? t?. retire fr.no politics and to devote the re
i -G his llf ? ?- .1 private ell ? ? '.? pr 1 ??
las In hia native town ll 1 > arell known ? 1
thai ba was quieti) and assiduous I fulfilling this
self.|mposed mission when the ill ime fr? .11
f. r him t.. r? present his country j
Bbi . . .
< m ' >.-t. her 1 ? ? ? ? ?. ? h th? t'n ? I Stai
legation In Iti li * ? ?? ? thi I'nlted Rtates Bm
nd Minister I 1 Vt lador
; 1er he present
.'.? ntlals of th? ? Id ly to th? Ka
. ? words wel
k? :? Mi Run
? ? ?., ' i,,tceful
w ho tl
p is th
to 1 ;? 1 mai 1 I
yon a- follows, In hi?
Sire e the a
by Tour ??
tt.. ,?..... ? Minister, the
has ralsi 1
O- I .? t;i'|. I. Il liei 'I mad- me
... me
lo he . gi 1 part In thi ilemoimtra
tlons of .?,>.?? 1 two irreal In addi?
to thi? ?uro?" Ishlp on th ?
patt of th? \ ? ? m? t be rank of
their mission t.? (lermany, Ihe President <?f the
' nlted Sm???>- ha? specially rharged me with ti,??
high an! agreeabli dut] of conveying to four
M\)*ety th?? a-?s h nee r his beat w sh?? for th?
???saperli? ?,f Oern
"Theodore Runyon ?m wltl one of the
most , ? ' ? orisi ? ? ? ' ?
11? ?.. ?.
ften Ignoi ise s hen Its
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1 .? : !???? i-et- ii?- - 1. ? 1 'haneellor
' ? ? .? .1. ? -? ?.?. trates es ?...st naive
? which he alwa< 1 heal upon
?. Idem whli ?, cents 1 ? I an s torn of doubl for
.11. ll. Sl tll.lll
I -> ? 1 of ;?.? tl?sn pol id need In New
J< ree?! slth ll ? ? il ?
t. hut 1 '-a. tei it? to ofl . ?sm< nt
bel 1 ? ? "??
t "A ttii m."
? ? I recent 81 nate Inve? I
xatti 1. TI ?
?? bj
. ? . ? ?? , rhe Court of i'han
? ?-? \ in the ? ? unp ipular 1 11
Rui. rei 1 es ?? ' made : he . quit)
? of Ihe Btat< jurisprudence a palladi m of
the 1 -
? hlch I..1 ! Ik en fon Ign to it. and :: I* lui
' '? ? ?? > , .11
bench ano ?. ? . ? , ! tejes he est?bil lied
lhal the Cham ?ry Ci The
liar of New-J
isloi to the exalted chars tei ind talei
Chancellor Runyon liul this faci remains, h was
not Ions ik and file ol
\\ bai was th? provoo ition'.' i'haiicelloi It
flat!) refused io pi stli t to politica
II -hip. It.? refu il re
si ntm nt? of Oovernoi \ m refused to ?? im
promut the dlgn t) ? thi u ui t I > "ehlpp
for campaign G??. Is, il?? al all tlm 1 dh
self ,it hi- political opinions when he had
dictai dut) 1 > perform HI* ivi re alv a) -
dlcUU 1 by the high' ?I pi Im ;.I law, an ! il ;
ni ver b? Influenc. I b) pei non il or ? irty 1 msld ; ?
ti,,11 ?
Mr. ::aii>,.ii bad reielv? 1 t?.,? dear.' 1.1.. %D.
ft-m no ?? ?s than three ? ?? know ? In
\ ale, Rutgi ra and M esleyan II careei .
had not been m irked by ai irly bi , :
Bel of diplomacy, poi ibi) because the occai ?n
had never presenied Itsell In .1 way ;? call forth
his ? ? o.:.ir powers ol foi 1 ind eloquence, or Im?
portant enough for him to itlve honesi expi -- m
?., ),:j ultra-, inservatlve theories ol statesm.i
s ml diplomacy, In Berlin ???? >?'> he and bis pleas
Ini wife had occupied s mor? secure and gratlf)?
Ing position than that which wa* theirs, by
of Ho husband's diplomatic office, They had been
continuali) Invited to house? is have isually not
received the American sojourner in Berlin, be ti
and his of ho? ??-? ' elevate I po tIon In the ? diti
cal or social worl 1 ol theli own ? luntry.
The life of the dead diplomatisi ma) be briefly
summarised Ambassador Runyon ?a?* bom at
rtomervllle, In Bonifraet I'ounty, New-Jersey, <>
tober ;?:>. 188. He came ?,? a Huguenot family
which whs driven out ol Prance by the revocation
ol the Kdlct ol Nantes. In earl) life ha lived? in
Hound itiook, and afterward In this city, He re?
ceived u preparatory education at Plalnfleld and
?tnaiiy entere.? Vale Collcse, from which he was
graduated in l"? He besan the study or law
In 1??? In the olii???? of Asa Whit-head. In Newark;
and in IBM tie whs admitted to the bar as an attor?
ney and three fears later as counsellor. In IV.it
h.?'wax made city attorney ami In IV?''. city coun
seller. In Newark After serving eight years ss
counsel ha was elected Mayor of Newark in lta|
for a term of two years on the Democratic ticket.
iti ISM Mr Runyon arsa appointed by Governor
Price a Commissioner t" revise and codify the
mllltta laws and In the following year he was ap?
pointed a brigadier-general, and soon afterward
major-general, commanding the New-Jersey Na?
tional Guard In Ita? he was choaen .1 I'm s dentini
ei.st?r und cast his vote for Btephen A. Douglas
for President In the Electoral College.
?When th- Civil War broke out in IMI Mr. Runyon
w.u placed in command ol the New-Jerse) hi
of volunteer* In IMS he was lefeated for Governor
by Marcui L War!. Republican In April. im, he
waa commissioned t, revlae thi Bute Coutil
and Boon afterward ara? nominated by Governor
Parker for tl.flee .>r Chancellor, and was eon
Armed by ih?? Senate. He was reappolnted, snd
did not ret?n from the Chancell rahlp until 1SS7,
when he was succeeded by Cbanc ?or \t ? ; ,
General Runyon leaves a widow, two ions and
three daughters. The sona, Frederick ind Chsuncey,
live m N'-w.irk. where they both bo.d Important po?
sitions The eldest daughter, .Mrs. Henry ?'. Has
?rlns ?ml her ?1st rs, the Mlaaea Julia ml Helen,
wen? with th.-lr father at th.? time of his death.
rhauncey Huny.m, s,,n of Ambassador Runyon,
received a eable dispatch m Newark lata las?, night
aaylng that his father bad lied al Berlin. Ha waa
mu.-h over. ..m.?, bot woul l n,,t awake his sleeping
brother, rredertck, who 1? the only other member
of the family in thia country? Mrs. Runyon, with :
h-r daughters. Mrs. Hasklns and 'he Misses Julie ?
ani Helen Runyon, are In Berlin. Chauncey is !
tuvnty-two years old and Frederick is twenty-nine. 1
The news waa received ao late that but few heard
of It.
Washington, Jan. 26. -The sudden death In Ber?
lin of the American Ambassador, Theodore N.
Itunyon, to-nleht was communicated to the Presi?
dent by the United Tress. Beyond that Information
the Government had not been advised of the start
Iln< news. Its occurrence at so late an hour in
the night, of cours?, prevented the possibility of
anything like general circulation. It Is certain that
the President and the state Department will have
official notice before the hour for (?ginning official
business to-morrow, when whatever action should
be taken wid be promptly attended to.
Policeman Smith, of the Charies-St station, ar?
raigned In Jefferson Market Court yesterday
Samuel J. Ackerman, forty years old, of No.
8 Lexlngton-ave., on the charge of having vio?
lated th?? excise law.
Ackerman Is employed as a night-watchman
In front of Bllsbee's restaurant, which is at pres?
ent undergoing repairs, and at 4 o'clock yester?
day mornlne Smith approached him as he was
standing at hi? poet in front of the store. Smith
wore loi e rubber boots that came up to his hips,
and a rubber hat and overcoat. He told Acker?
man that he had been working in water all
night and that he was nearly dead for a drink,
and asked him If the restaurant wan open. Ack?
erman told him that the place was closed, but
said that th?? firm every night gave him a small
llask of whiskey to keep away the cold, and. a?
Smith seemed to need a drink so badly, he was
willing to give him one out of his private
flask. Smith took a drink, and then offered
Ackerman IS e< nts for what was left In the
flask. Ackerman said he would sell it to him,
as he had had all he wanted to drink. As soon
as Smith had paid him the money he arrested
In ? 'in yesterday Ackerman told Magistrate
Deuel that be had not known that he wa? break
Ine any law. He said that he had sold Smith
the liquor because he thought he mieht want
? drink wh? ? h<- K,->t home. He had thought
it was oily saloons that could be held for selling
under t he law
Magistrate Deuel said that th? law specifically
said that "any one selling, glvir.e away or ex?
posure for Sale" violated th?? law. He fixed the
bail at $l"f> but Ackerman was unable to secure
a b mdsman and was locked up.
Smith has worked the spy system in a variety
of ways and is known in the precinct for his
ingi unity in devising disguises.
? in a chare- of having assaulted and robbed
? C??In.mi.-.?. .John Rooney, captain of the Tatu
? s of the Eleventh Election District
of the V'Hth Ass. ml.h District, was arraigned
with two other prisoners by Policemen Per?
kins and Halloway, of th.? Chsrles-st. station,
J fferson Market Court yesterday. Rooney
? ea al No. (127 Hudson-st. il?? is employed as
a ! ik in the United States Navy Yard in
Brooklyn, at a salary of $1,609 a year. He has
a brother who holds a Pederal place In Wash
Ington, I> C, and who i.??. also well known in
Tammany politi -
The "tii.?:- two prisoners were Joseph Joyce,
twenty years old, employed in Hcadleston &
Woers'a brewery, and living at No. hit Green
Wlch-St, and William Wilson, twenty-live years
old. a lumber inspector by trade, living at No.
Ill Chr!stopher-st. The complainant In the
cas??, who charged th? m with assault and rob
bery was Chin Sine, a Chinese laumlryman.
living at No. i?i Chrlstopher-et
it waa lue to Henry Pulle, a boy, seventeen
old, living a: no. 197 East One-hundred
the arresta were mail?'. At
!" o : k yesterday morning he was on his
t ? ' Inn ??? In Christopher-st , when he saw
the tin??? men run out of th?? laundry, and at
.? same time heard the shouts of the china?
man that he had been robbed. When Pulle
reached tin- elevated station of th- Ninth-ave.
road at Christopher-st he nut Policeman Per
? f th?? Charles-at. station, coming down
the stairs. Pulle hurriedly told him what he
bel seen. Perklna blew his whist!??, and when
Pollcemr.p Hal! .way responded th?? two police?
men chased tin fleeing, men to a hallway in
the house of No. SSI West Tenth-st., where the
Hen had hidden themselve*. They arrested the
men ami t?..,k them to the station, where
th. \ charged them with being suspicious per
until the case could be Investigated.
When the policemen called at Chin Sing's
l : ?. 111 ? ? . he toil the policemen thai the three
men had come Into hla place at 10 o'cl ick, and
while Wilson and Joyce had held him on the
bed, Rooney had gone t.> the money-drawer
and had taken from M il In small silver change.
At the station he postttvel) Identified the pris?
as the three m< ? that had b? en in the
Magistrate Deuel held each prisoner in 12.000
hall, which was furnished for Rooney. The
uther two wi re lo >ked up.
Because an engine at the New-York terminal of
iklyn Bridge rai off the track last night
on the atructure waa entirely auspended for
., t m . for -???.-, rai hours only one tram being nin
back and forth, and th? platforma at bah ends of
the Bridge were crowded with Impatient paaei -
jera Hundreds of pe ? waited until they got
Hred and tinn walk? ? ? t sa. Others walked after
paying their fares, becsuae thej were afraid to atay
on the crowded platforma for fear of being pushed
ig when tti?? ??.?? solitary train was backed In.
G: ?? accident occurred at irei p. m. Bugine No. I
had Just pushi 1 a tri.p of four cars on to the
south track, when ?t Jumped the switch. After
ai.? tin minutes' delay th?? tour cars drawn b)
engine No. !' mm: puahed by engine No. s started
for Brooklyn, In the mean time seven trains full
asengers had arrived from Brooklyn. Th??
; cara extended to tii- Bret tower of the
Bridge, and the passengers sad t> walk thron?!?
then tj r?? ten the platform.
The acci.?.-nt to tu?? engine prevented the further
us?? of 'he cable und th?? one train which was mu
was propelled ani puahed by th?? eneines. Nobody
appeared to know what caused tin? engins to Jump
the track. Aftei the accident a gang of men was
put to work trying t.. place th.? angine on th.?
tracka again by meana of Jacks When one officiai
was asked what caused th- engine to jump the
switch, In? replied: "There it Is; see for yourself."
It was learned that the hons carpenter wh?) gener?
ally superintends the replacing of engines and cars
on the tracks was off duty, and It was said that
the other employes did not understand the work;
hence the delay.
At 12Ja a. m. the engine appeared to be in the
same position it was w Inn It first left the rails.
There eeenVcc to be no convenances on hand to
help in ""? work of replacing the engine. A gang
of men ^?? worklne In a desultory way, but ap?
peared to maku little or no progress.
The solitary train which WSS run across the Itrldee
unloaded its Brooklyn passengers on the already
overcrowded platform at this end of the structur?
Tic? train was ran at intervals of about tlfie..n
minutes. There was a great crush and a nie strug
, set aboard, and the policemen had all they
could do to keep people from overcrowding the
cars. A handsome young woman in the crowded
l.ai platform of the last car about midnight created
conalderabh excitement by saying she had been
robbed. She accused 'hue w ell-dressed men of
taking ? valuable pin mit of her hat A Mg police?
man pushed his way on to the car, hut declined to
arrest the men. He said thut If she could s?nele
OUI one of the men who hud taken her pin he would
detain him. but she could not.
The engine was replaced on the tracks shortly be?
ba, ? ,? ,n snd trains .vere running soon after?
ward at regular Intervals
oxford. Pena* Jan. H (Speciali.-Mrs. Mattle
Porter, need eiehty years, was found dead with
three bnlbt bolse in her head, late this afternoon.
Ih?? body was lying OB S bed and the neck of her
dress m which she carried money, was cut oft.
Mrs. Porter hud lived alone for years on the farm
of lier son. John Porter, about five miles east of
oxford She had no faith In banks and carried
large sums of money In her clothes The body was
d'seovcred by a member of her son's famllv.
Down on the Jersey sands, the gallant steam?
ship St. Paul, the pride of the American Line,
still lay last night, as hard and fast as when
she ran aground at 2 o'clock on Saturday morn?
ing At high tide yesterday morning, about
3:40 o'clock, a strenuous attempt was made to
get the stranded vessel off the sand, but the ef?
forts of the tugs, which strained and hauled
on the dozen or more hawsers for an hour or
more, resulted In little benefit to the St. Paul.
She was dragged about 1<>0 feet?forne said more
?to the northward, hut little or no way offshore,
and she lay lat?t night, If anything, in a worse
position th.>n when she first struck ground.
Captala Merrltt, of th?? Merritt Wrecking Com?
pany, who was at Long Branch soon after the
St. Paul went ashore, said that If the vessel
were not frei? In the next two tides, she would
he there for several week?. She went on In an
exceptionally high tide, and wrecking experta
declare that she will not he gotten off before
an ?ther tide of greater force, and that Is not
SX1.ted until the next full moon. The tide on
Saturday rose to four feet two Inches, and the
St Paul went on ibout one hour before high
tide. The moon Is full on January 29, and the
tide Is schedul-d to rise five feet four Inches at
6:28 a. in., and four feet-four Inches twelve
hours lati r.
The Rranch was alive with people yesterday.
And thousands thronged the shore and tramped
up and down th* sand to get a i00i< at tne
stranded monarch. Clement A. Oriscom, the
pr-sldent of the American Line, arrived from
Philadelphia on a special train, and hie son,
Clement A. Oriscom. Jr.. went down from Jersey
City at a late hour en Saturday night. The two
officials walked down to the beach and took a
look at th?? ateansshlp and then turned in.
Early yesterday morning both men went on
board th.? St. Paul, and held a consultation with
Captain Jamison, and the representatives of
th.? Merrltt and Chapman Wrecking companiea.
The (Jriscoms had nothin? to ?ay for publica?
tion, except that they hoped to get tho ateam
?hip off the sands at th?? earliest opportunity.
About 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon a tele?
phone wire was carried aboard the ship and the
liner was pl-ced In communication with the
shore.. Th?? work of making the connection waa
a difficult on-, and those on shore and iboard
the ship watched the labor of th- electrician?
with Interest
Th- Tribune reporter was the enly newspaper
man who got on the ship yesterday. He went
out In one of the surfboats which have been
held in readiness by The Tribune since the ship
went ashore, and, after climbing up the long
ladder on the starboard bow, was passed aboard
by the quartermaster.
Captain Jamison was found in hie cabin Just
abaft of the bridge. The popular sailor waa
not looking happy. Wben the reporter entered
his cabin the captain's head was bowed ujxi.t
his hands, and he started up In dismay as he
recognized the reporter.
"How In the world did you get aboard?" waa
his salutation. "I gave orders that no newspa
I -r men were to be allowed! abcard. We really
have no news to give out. You are the only
: ewpHper man who has b-?en aboard my vessel,
und If my or lera had been carried out you
would not be here."
Captain Jamison declined to talk about the
Btrandlngof the liner, but he eald that the reports
that she waa leaking were false, and he also
denied the reports that any of the port plates liad
I.? started.
"We are lying easy," eald the captain, "and we
will certainly get off when a grand attempt ?
mid??; but now, please go ashor?."
Tin? St. Paul was badly Usted to port, and it
araa almost like stepping upstairs to attempt
to go from the port promenade to the starboard
promenade deck, chief Officer Allen escorted
the reporte?' to the ladder. The reporter then
rowed around the strand-d steamship. She waa
lying last night not more than aeventy-gv? yarda
?fotn the snore. Her nose was buried about fif?
teen feet In the san 1, and h-r stern was swing?
ing more "r less free. Clurtt'Tfd around her
were the tug?* of the Chapman and Merrltt
Wrecking companies, and big hawsers were kept
taut from the ??nip to the tugs.
The St. Paul is In a serious predicament, and,
to quote an expert wracker, ?he will be extreme?
ly lucky to Ket off at all.
Patriotism was at h premium down at Long
Branch, and on all sides was heard the ex
presslon of disappointment that the Campania
had stu.k her nose in the sand and gotten off .&.?
is the story), and that tho St. Paul had gone
h ird and fast aground. It was a mere matter of
lu.-k with the Cunard vessel that ehe was got in
the same predicament as her rival, according to
? ?> e-w Itnesses.
Hoi? leu A. Jeffrey, of Klberon, N. J.. waa
pl-niching homeward through the sani about 2:30
OH Saturday morning, when he heard a terrtfflo
blowing of whistles. As he frot in front of George
VY. Chllds's place he saw lights dead ahead to
aeaward, and he at once recogSJtSSd a vessel
which, he thought, was rushing to destruction,
as the Cunarder Campania. Jeffrey suid the
West End life-saving people burned danger ?lghta
and the steamer answered,.acknowledging the
signala and showing that she knew of her dan?
ger, but her headway was too great and the big
liner went driving Inshore. There was scurrying
and there was whistling aboard the Campania,
and after her twin screws had churned the
water for a half-hour the big boat succeeded In
backing off, says Jeffrey, and getting into deep
water, wher* she anchored until morning. Jef?
frey Is an assistant wrecking master of the Mer?
rltt Wrecking Company. He d?clar?e that the
stranding of the St. Paul and the floating of the
Campania were matters of mere luck, for the
Cunard vessel fortunately went on near a life
saving station, while tnef American Line boat
struck the treacherous Jersey sands far away
frun any station which could give her timely
Seldom In the history of Long Mraneh. even In
the summer days, have such crowds been on her
beach as have thronged the coast for the laat
two days. Fully 10,000 people continued to make
a black fringe on the beach, and few. If any,
wished anything save good luck to the unfortu?
nate American vessel. From New-York, Phila?
delphia and nearby cities and towns the crowda
made their way to Long Branch. When day be?
gan to peep over the eastern horizon the bench
aras already alive with people, and the boatmen
did a thriving business with the curiosity-seek?
ers who wished to get a nearer view of the
The hawsers about the St. Paul gave her
the appi arance of being the centre of an Im?
mense spider web. Kedge anchors were planted
seaward, and steel hawsers and thick ropes

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