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. Following is another contribution from the
American girl several cf whose letters descrip
tive of first Impressions of European cities and
customs have been already published in The
Vienna, April 6.
From Dresden to Vienna the long, black lines of
th» railroad stretched across mile after mile of un
broken Fnow. There was snow In plenty from Paris
to Berlin, but nothing like this wide, billowy ex
panse of whitened plain. Whole villages were al
most burled under the heaped up drifts, so that one
could hardly tell what sort of houses made the
town. The glimpses, however, that we had of
crooked, white plaster walls, red tiled roofs, with
here and there the quaint towers of a mediaeval
church, were enough to warm the cockles of any
painter's heart. Once in a while, too, a sharp-edged,
bristling thatched roof pricked its way through the
snowy, mounds and made fantastic shadows on the
piles below.
It is a twelve-hour Journey from Dresden to Vi
enna, and tacked on to one train was what in
America we call a buffet car. At home all our
European travelled friends had been pretty unani
mous In one piece of advice. That was. always to
carry a basket luncheon on a journey. According
la them, to trust the station restaurants or pro
visions of any of the divisions of the railroad was
to be pocket fleeced and stomach empty. Up to
now, therefore, we had always augmented our In
timidating array of bags and bundles with a box
filled with eatables by the landlady we were leav
injr.' A tew samples of the various varieties of re
freshments offered at pirate prices along our routes
had proved the wisdom of this proceeding. That
buffet car, nevertheless, appealed to our American-
Ism most temptingly. We argued if they, knew
enough to have a dining car they surely ought to
know enough to run It decently. So for once we
omitted that troublesome luncheon box from the
fourteen other bags and bundles that had to be
stowed somewhere In the compartment. The car In
its construction was surprisingly like Its American
prototype, and our midday dinner therein, after our
experience . with German gravies and boiled cab
bages and everlasting veal, seemed positively home
like. It was different at 6:30. We succeeded in
appropriating their last few bits of stale bread,
there was no butter, the sugar was quite departed,
and the nearest approach to an egg- was a quarter
of m. chicken that had somehow escaped devasta
tion. The train, except In the third class, where
mothers. JHndlea and babies filled the aisle?, stand
ing all the way. was not so crowded as to seem to
.furnish sufficient excuse for such wholesale empty-
Ing of the larder. I have since thought that per
haps a mistake was made in providing rations in
Germany, and that to have resupplied in the do
mains of Francis Joseph would have cut off too
much of the profits.
•¦ .
Fond, as well as every other necessary of life. Is
exorbitantly dear In Austria. We found this out
almost as soon as am reached its capital. Good
"pensions" are few and far between, and board In
them averages nearly twice as high as In Ger
many. It is no wonder, for taxes in Austria are
higher than the mind of an American man can well
conceive. Fcr the ordinary Austrian citizen to live
at all must be a more serious problem than our
fiercest competition and "combines" make it for
the smallest producer In America. Everything is
taxed, and then, apparently, doubly taxed. After
paying so much on all personal property, for in
stance, there comes another tax on special pos
sessions. You are taxed for each servant you
keep, you pay a yearly sum for the pleasure of
owning a piano, and it is said that this year even
canary birds are to be the subject of another ex
tortion. Of course, to meet all these expenditures
It follows that merchants must charge more for
their goods, and pension and hotel keepers must
demand higher board. It seems as if the two
classes who feel this taxation the least are the
very rich and the very poor. The first, of course,
can stand the demands unhurt, and the last have
little or nothing to be charged for. It is the
struggling, lower middle class that suffers most.
One indirect result of these extreme taxes is the
present magnificence of Vienna. Thirty-five years
ago the city was full of very poor, old wooden
houses. The Emperor caused a law to be passed
that all buildings erected within a certain length
of time and of a certain valuation should be free
from impost for. I believe, twenty years. This
was such an Inducement that an incredible num
ber of owners at once pulled down their old struct
ures and built the stately affairs that do much to
give ViennS. its unusually handsome squares and
Whereas in Paris we scarcely realized its size
till we had wasted hours getting from one quar
ter to another. In Vienna what Impresses one first
is Its. tremendous distances. This Is not only
because the city really does extend over an im
mense territory, but al«o because there is so much
open space about all the principal buildings. It Is
almost always possible to get a perspective in one's
•lav of the more Important edifices. They are
- built, in fact, with big squares all about them. so
that from nearly every point there Is a truly royal
approach to them. The effect of this sort of archi
tecture Is to give a sense of dignified repose and
¦wide grandeur to the whole city. Even In the
heart of the town. also, there is little of the huddled
crowding which no other city I have yet seen wholly
escapes. This, of course, does not apply to the old
part of Vienna, where the gambrel roofs, gable
windows, overhanging balconies and twisting, nar
row streets may still be seen. The newer part is
fo strongly dominant and so much the. bigger that
one's memories of Vienna must always make it a
rarely regal and royally magnificent city.
After our experience in Germany, perhaps the
thing that struck a> most forcibly and at once
about the people was the better dressing seen on
the Ftrects. For the fiict time since we left Paris
well fitting clothes and successful attempts at
style are not uncommon. The human form divine
•Is© seems here to be somewhat nearer what one
might suppose the original pattern. Whether the
clothes are the result of the figures or the figures
the cause of the. clothes. I don't pretend to say.
Part of our visit has been at an unfortunate time
for sightseeing None of us had ever realized
what happens in a Roman Catholic city during
Holy Week. There is no opera at all, and after
Wednesday nothing is open except the stores, and
they. too. of course, are closed all Friday and most
of Saturday. It strikes one Just arrived from
frugal Germany, by the way. that these Viennese
storekeepers must, be a fiatulently prosperous set.
Of course every one knows the fame of Vienna
bronzes and Vienna leather. After pretty careful
investigation of the gorgeous (-Imps exhibiting
fpecimen* of those two lines of manufacture, we
have come to the conclusion that the cheapest
place to buy them Is somewhere out or Austria.
In »pit« of our own duties. I think New-York
•"':-v" ' : - v charges more for the same articles. They
era a high and mighty race, too. most of these
venders of artistic artlsanshlp. Their politeness, like
that of certain salesladies in certain of our own big
retail establishments, depends quite upon tho
amount of your purchase, and is wholly uninflu
enced by the fact of their possession or non
potsession of what you may wish to buy.
There Is no doubt, however, of the real beauty
of their bronze* and leather novelties. Many of
them are designed and executed by thoroughly
trained artists, end to far as one can see there
Writ a bit of cheap or careless work about them
What is called art nouveau in Paris Is secession
here, and under that head come all unusual at
83S Se^rforpo^ouo.^ £eVtUM
well a, to pictures that are a mUture of impres
sionism and Japanese flatness or tone T'va Ff , en
here, by the way. the flrst decent collection o?
modern paintings since we left tho FYench "ao
i.. ILL .T hnt ll \? German Painters are. actual'
ly perp«ratlng. as shown in Berlin and Lelnsic i
riever could have believed how bad It is - Fn thi
Secession Building here, which is the hall built
for the younger school of artists. Is an exhibition
mat. although little of it is up to the best French
or American painting of to-<lay. and none of It
equal to the great modern Dutchmen, yet among
It is much of real interest and charm. It is so un
like the usual German and Austrian schools how
ever, that by the general public It Is considered
queer, ugly and unnatural.
I On Good Friday we spent most of our time, alone
with the rest of the 'population, going to church.
Our landlady, impressed us with the tremendous
Importance of visiting the Royal Chapel first.
When we got to the court of the palace we found
• large crowd already assembled, mostly of the
peasant and servant class. Except for a line of
aeMlers at one end of the court square. there
"'fill I* be no official to ask directions of
Nevertheless, we tackled several of the people
about us, and were given as many conflletinp state
ments. One said the Burg Kapelle would be open
In an hour; his neighbor contradicted him. and as
sured us no one would be admitted to-day. An
other f.ld us the crowd was waiting to get Into
this same Kapelle, while still a fourth Inslstea
that the whole court full of people were watcblng
for the Kmperor to come out. This last fired us
with new zeal. If there was any chance or seeing
his majesty we would abandon the chapel till later
So for half or three-quarters of an hour we stood
with the rest of the crowd, that wns momenta r ly
growing bigger, and, as if unconsciously, gradually
Pressing Its way to the other side of the cour .
In spite of the predominance or rags and tatters.
It was an orderly and extremely quiet concourse
Every once in a while a carriage would dash out
from under an archway, bearing an elaborately
decorated and befeathered official and each time
we hoped to see the Kmperor of All Austria him
seir On each appearance the line of soldiers, that
between whiles were sitting against one of the
palace walls, jumped to their feet and saluted, and
the crowd gaped and murmured. This sort of
thing however, was scarcely the excitement we
were after. A respectably dressed woman near us
had seemed to understand my German rather bet
ter than the others I had belabored with questions,
and she good naturedly told us the names of the
lilßb cockalorums who went driving by. Em
boldened by her friendliness and urged thereto by
the Impatience of the rest of the party. I began to
ply her for more Information. She scorned the Idea
of" there being any chance to see the Kmperor, and
she also doubted If the Burg Kapelle would be open
to the public. But she told us that if we would go
with her she knew of a side entrance where, per
haps we might be admitted. Movement of any
kind was decidedly more attractive than standing
on one leg any longer, so. like babes in the woods,
we followed our self-elected guide. Out of the
crowd, dnwn one side of the court, by the soldiers,
through the archway, Into the street she trolled us.
r.y that time my faith was beginning to waver.
On the way we passed several guaids, policemen
and other officials, and before each one the "wom
an who knew it all." as one of our party had
triumphantly Batted her. stopped and questioned.
Her German sounded like dialect to me. and It
wasn't tli: she eot us way up the street and had
Interviewed the lust bestrapped nnd begllded rep
resentative of his country's might that f made
out what she was after. Then I took a hand at in
terviewing, myself, only to be told positively that
we could SM no Kmperor. and that the Burg
Kapelle would be open to the public on Easter
Sunday, not before. Whereupon I turned wrath
fully to our le.-i.ser. My German is not rich In ex
postsdatary phrases, so that my inquiry as to what
she was pretending to do with us, anyway, didn't
sound nearly as vigorous as I should have trans
lated it Into English. Without directly answer
ing, she bent a watery blue eye upon me and asked
me kindly if we were strangers in tbe city. And
after that she Informc.l us in a burst of confidence
that she had arrived but two hours earlier from
a far outlying country province, nnd wns really
quite as Igaar—t B ptii.le as we should have been
ourselves. Ami tht:t was the person we had given
up front rank In the court for!
Relying at length wholly upon our landlady's
advice, and Ignoring every official, we got back to
th» crowd, worked our way up as far as squirming
would avail, and found by that time that there was
a decided advance being made ahead of us. The
result of it all was that, after an hour and a half
of waiting, we were admitted at a door which led
up narrow stone st.iirs into a still narrower white
walled, vaulted hall. This was lighted here and
there on one side by small windows, and on th<
other were heavy closed doors, which were occa
sionally opened by brilliantly dressed officers. We.
along with as much of the crowd as was admitted
at a time, went rushing through this interminable
corridor, it seemed for miles, without finding any
end. The cold, white walls, narrow windows and
closed doors suggested nothing so much as a prison
or fortress. Nobody appeared to know exactly
why or where we were going, and I wasn't sure
but* we were all to be dumped Into an Iron cell at
last. Finally, far ahead of us, we saw a wider,
open space. "and through it a glimmering of red
light. As we got nearer the crowd grew appalling
ly in size and struggle. The open portal turned
out to be the entrance to the royal chapel, and
while one mob was shoving and pushing to get
in another was working with t-.iual strenuousness
to get out. Between the two parties we were so
pulled. Jammed, banked, squeezed and trodden upon
that before the finish we resigned hopes of escap
ing with anything les« solid than bones.
When we were at iength shot into a tiny pew at
the very back of the little church, there w.-re too
many of us to make sitting possible, but at least
stout woodwork prevent,.! any further forced pro
gression. Only the iirsi half of the place was
free to the public. In front of the seething, push
ing, dirty humamtv all about us. which made the
atmosphere of the unwntilated chapel nearly un
bearable, was a line of the mot t magnificent guaids
I ever saw. Huge in build, dressed from top to
toe In glorious white, their fa-es were nearly all
worthy of their uniforms They were the Em
peror's own bodyguard, and they kept the crowd
back from the pews which were reserved for the
royal household. Of course, hy the time we were
admitted, the Emperor and his Immediate family
and the highest dignitaries had already malo their
devotions and departed. All we saw were B few
officers of lower rank and some of the household
servants. The place was In deep gloom, lighted
only by a few tapers thut flickered at the altar,
and a sort of red "glory" above them. In the centre
Of Which w;is suspended :i white dove. A single
priest knelt In front of a white but decidedly mod
ern looking sort of "offln tomb, and at the head of
this way a figure- either In mnrble or plaster— of a
white robed angel. This, of course, pentonlfled
the angel at Christ's tomb.
AM day. without a minute's Intermission. In all
the churches, this or a similar s<-ene was being
enacted. If one priest gr.tws ton weary another
flllentlv takes hU pla<-. and the wordless servi.-e.
with the kneeling crowds about, continues un
broken till the day ir- done.
It was worse trying to scrape out through the
packed humanity than it wis tn get In. We
caved our Hvea and pieces of our clothing, and
that was about nil. Luckily, we had been warned
to leave at home all jewelry, wat'-r.es and money.
or sundry pickpockets would probably have been
so much the richer. For fear that afterward we
should he reviled for having missed something, we
went from here to the Augustinlar. and Michaell
churches. But there war practically just the same
service. The "Grnve" In these two was arranged
In one of their f-lde chapels. and In both cases
tl'.ere was a figure representing the dead Lord being
laid to rest by angels and Mary and John. There
was no doubt about the reverence of the multl
tt dcs assembled before these shrines. They were
affected as deeply as people who need something
tangible to see and feel before they believe must
ever be affected by pictured and sculptured repre
sentation!- of religions themes.
Herman P. Angot, of No. 1 Maiden Lane, the
man who purchased the poison which resulted in
the death of J. M. Elliott, was arraigned in the
Jefferson Market court yesterday morning. He
¦went to Police Headquarters as soon as he heard
of Elliott's death and surrendered. He told Magis
trate Crane yesterday morning that he had met
Elliott in a saloon, and that Elliott asked him to
got ten grains of morphine for him. He had merely
complied with that request, thinking he was doing
Elliott a favor. He said that he did not think the
druggist would sell him enough to cau-e the death
of any one, and for that reason also he did not
hesitate to do as Elliott asked.
Edgar J. Howarth. the clerk in the drug store at
No. 419 Slxth-ave., who sold the poison to Angot,
was also arrested by Detective Churchill, of the
West Thlrtleth-st. station, and arraigned before
Magistrate Crane, charged with failing to keep a
record of the sale of the poison. Howarth denied
that he had sold any poison to Angot. He said that
the store was opened only four weeks ago, and
that no poison had been sold during that time.
Angot was very positive in his identification of
Howarth as the man from whom he had purchased
the poison, and Howarth entered an equally em
phatic denial. Both men were discharged.
Kansas City, Mo.. April 28. —Foreign stockholders
of the Port Arthur Land Company have interposed
an objection to the sale of 28,000 acres of land at
Port Arthur, Tex., negotiated last week, according
to local officials of that company. Negotiations for
the sale of the land, which lies around Port 'Arthur
and between that city and Beaumont, practically
were consummated in Kansas City la.st week for a
sum said to have been $250 an acre. The prospective
buyer was \V. J. McKle, of Corslcana, Tex., said
to bs the Jegal representative In Texas of the
Standard Oil Company. The property is in the
hands of E. L. Martin, Arthur E. Stillwell and J.
McD. Trimble, of this city, former owners of the-
Kansas City, Plttsburg and Gulf Railway, as trus
tees. These officials assert that they have full
power to dispose of the property.
Mr. Martin confirmed the sale of an undivided
half interest in the land, hut said: "Some one
seems to have telegraphed to some of the foreign
stockholders In the company that we were about
to give away a good thing. They directed us not
to deliver the deeds until they had further infor
mation on the subject. In the mean time, however,
the deeds had been sent to Corslcana, but we tel»-
Kruj.n*a the bank there to hold thorn until further
Mr. Stillwell declined to discuss the details of the
deal He said, however, that the result of it will
Port Arfhn l"£l "£ ° f lhe °" Industry of Texas at
lor Arthur Port Arthur was built by Mr - Still
cuf &ilw« her the Kansas City. Pittsburg and
presiaeni X> Whlch he was !h< " P™moter and
St^ndard"™ 0 " 1 d ' s P atch stated that th*
ran™* t.rminal^'vvhaVves v aUo Purchased the
raiiroaij terminals, wharves and «hlnnlne fnoint!»«
of Port Arthur. This appears to bVer?oneou^ Th«
Port Arthur Channel and Dock Company which
the hands of a receiver, and a *aJe of ita holdlnra
Trenton. April 2S (Special).— At a meeting of the
board of managers of the State Charities Aid As
sociation, held In New-York City yesterday. Gov
ernor Voorhecs nnd Mrs. Kytof were severely criti
cised for the management of the State Home for
The hoard made a report to Governor Voorhees
last fall, calling his attention to the trouble at the
State Home for Girls, the alleged mt^manaKement
of the institution by Mrs. EyUr. the investigation
by th«« committee of the board of managers aad s
subsequent investigation by the legislative com
mittee. Both committees are said to he friendly to
Mrs. Eyler. they having exonorated her before
Governor Voorhees submitted the report of tlie
hoard to the legisluture. fie went through the re
port, and eliminated, it la said, nil references to
the home, its management and Mrs. Eyler. This
was not met with favor by the board. They wanted
their strong words of condemnation of Mrs. Eyler
to go before the legislature.
A resolution was offered yesterday providing for
the preparation of an address to tho people of
New-Jersey in the name of the Charities Aid Ap
so.iation. statins the efforts of that body to bring
about changes in the management of the State
Home for Girls, and the methods by which their
efforts had been thwarted and nullified, and that
the address be widely published In the New-Jersey
The ivsolution was opposed hy a few members of
Ihe association, and the argument grew warm.
Francis B. I^ee, of Trenton, offered a substitute
resolution providing that the executive committee
of the board visit the institution and make an in
vestigation ll' refused ttrimittance the resolution
provides for an appeal to the rourts to compel the
management to allow the committee admission to
the home The substitute was adopted. There is
a belief that the managers of the home will not
permit an investigation. The committee say they
will carry the case to the Court of Errors and
Appeals if necessary in order to make another In
vestigation and have n proper report go to the next
Asbury Park, April 28— There was a brutal high
way robbery on the outskirts of Belmar. three miles
from this city, last night. George Pellon. of New-
Bedford, his wife and a woman neighbor had been
in this city shopping. They were driving homeward
and were on the outskirts of Belmar when three
men ran out into the road. Two of the men grabbed
the hor?e and the third caught hold of Mr. Pullen.
As soon as the horse stopped one of the men ran
alongside and helped to drag Mr. Pullen out of his
wngon. He was knocked down and then beaten
and kicked into unconsciousness. Meanwhile the
third man started the horse down the road, which
ran some, distance before the women managed to
stop him.
After Mr. Pullen had become unconscious his
pockets were rifled. When Mrs. Pullen and her
friend returned with help the robbers had disap
peared. Mr. Pullen is badly hurt. His face Is a
mass of bruises and cuts. He has been unconscious
most of the time slnre the assault. It is not known
how much money the robbers succeeded In getting,
but It is thought it was less than $.I*l.
The hat manufacturing establishment of the
Meyer Mercy company. In Polk-st., Newark, will
Jtart its shop on a non-union basis. Fi.-- years
the concern ignored the Hatjers' Mat tonal I'nlon
and employed non-union and union labor alike, sub
ject to the n:ies of the company. On August I,
19f»'. the company entered Into an agreement with
the national union officers to make th<:: shops
fair, and the union agreed to give cards to the
non-union men employed. The change has not
been aal4afactory, and the present action <>f the
company was precipitated by the attempt <.f the
union to Impose a One upon a foreman and pro
cure hH discharge.
The concern employs about five hundred men in
busy seasons. ,\t the present time work la sla.*k.
It is understood that other bat manufacturers will
take united action against the hatters' union.
Matawaii. April 2S (Special). -David Buy dam,
of Ptrth Amboy. who recently lived here, was
murderously assaulted hist night by an unknown
assailnnt, and tc-diy lies In a critical condition
suffering from a fractured skull and loss of blood.
William L. Van Brunt, a livcr>man of Matawan,
found Suydam lying at the corner of Llttle-st. In a
pool of blood. Van Brunt sent hastily for ! I Ip.
Near the man when Van Brunt found him were
John Rarney and Daniel Dlllett. both of Matawan.
who said that they had came up Just previous to
Van Brunt's arrival. Hy the time a doctor ar
rived Suydam had partially regained connriousness,
and he muttered incoherent sentences.
An examination of his wound showed that Suy
dam had heen stru -k on the head with a blunt
Instrument. The man wore a derby hat. and this
and an open knife were found hy the side -if the
body. Th-^ hat was crushed, and a piece of the felt
was extracted fmm the wound. To-day Buydam
regained consciousness sufficiently to tell the fol
lowing story:
I enme from Perth Amboy early In the evening,
expecting to spend Sunday with Matawan friends.
I was In the Matawan House during the evening,
and about 10:30 o'clock walked down Llttlft-st to
Kennedy's bottling eatabllshment. I left there pre
vious to midnight, arid had reached a point near
Broad-st.. when I whs suddenly seized from be
hind, and. before 1 could use my pocketkni'e to
defend myself. I was struck, and" that is the last
I remember. I had no quarrel with any one.
It Is known that .Suyd.im exhibited a roll of hills
during the evening. The money was found upon
his person. Mystery surrounds the affair. Suy
dam says that he would not be able to Identify
his .i -. .ni.i'.t
The Intention of the Lackawanna Railroad Com
pany In respect to grade crossing abolition alons
Its line west of the Passale River Is now said to
bo to Include the Oranges. The present stations at
Brick Church and East Orange are to be removed,
nnd a new station placed at Clinton and Unmet sts.
The tracks are to be depressed from North Munn
ave., Baal Orangey to Llncoln-ave.. Orange, and to
be elevated to Xassau-st. The elevation may con
tinue as far as Wyoming. The company has
bought property extensively between Clinton and
Burnet sts.. In East Orange, i.and has been bought
along the line of the road, to make room for th»»
contemplated Improvements. If the plans are cur
ried out there will he no grade crossings between
the Passale River and the Orange Mountains
Elizabeth. April 18 (Special).— The Rev. Mar
tin Gessner. rector of St. Patrick's Church here,
made this afternoon at the head of his flock the
second pilgrimage on foot to the four principal
churches of this city. In observance of the Jubilee
proclaimed by Pope Leo XIII In honor of the ad
vent of the twentieth century. The number of the
pllgrlmH was even larger than that of April 14.
The march covered a distance of about six miles'
Men and women of threescore and more years
marched along with children of tender n^e to-day
on the journey to the four churches, and the pas
tor, , who is nearly seventy years old, marched
firmly at the head of the procession.
HIItT HY BXPLOBIOX o/' i i;ni,E.
Nutley, April 28 (Special). -John Hayer. of Dela
vanna. while shooting on the ranpe of the Nutle'y
Club yesterday afternoon, was severely injured by
the explosion of his rifle. Hi- fnilihui wns cut
and his face burned in a frightful manner H's
injurlrs were attended to by a local phvsici"n
who f.ais that blood posisoning may result from
the wounds.
Elizabeth. April 28 (Special).— The body of Michael
Keefe. of Elizabethport, who ha"? been missing for
four weeks, was found this morning floating in
Staten Island Sound, opposite Ellzabethport. Keefe
was a. deckhand on the steam lighter ara«<elll
owned by the Graselll Chemical Company and* dis
appeared on April 1. Keef.- was thirty-four years
old. and both his parents died years ago It is a
strange coincidence that his father met ' death " by
drowning, he also being a deckhand on a steamer.
Elizabeth. April 28 (Special).— John Martin, a burg
lar, twenty-eight years old, was caught by Officer
Barry at 4 o'clock this morning in the outskirts of
this city. He broke into the house of Mr. Fowler
In Walnut-*! . and stole a quantity of silverware
and thr»rf.«- overcoats. . All of the stolen 6 003 a
ere found in his possession.
Hackensack. April 23 (Special).— The hotel and
saloon men In Englewood are agitated by the an
nouncement that on March 22 a law -was passed,
known as Chapter 181, setting forth that "no
Mayor and Common Council. City Council or other
governing body of any city of the third and
fourth class of this State shall grant any license
to keep an inn and tavern, or to sell spirituous,
vinous, malt or brewed liquors."
On April 2 the City Council of En?lewc>d grant
ed twenty-two licenses. Prosecutor Koster, of
Hackeneack, says that if the hotel and saloon
men In Knglewood are selling under t*ie licenses
granted by the Common Council they are vio
lating the new law. and are subject to prosecu
tion. Mayor E. A. Brinckerhoff said yesterday
that the Common Council was not a.vaie of the
new law when the licenses we.-? granted.
Elizabeth. April 2S (Special).— Angered at Will
iam Higgins. sixteen years old, who liv.'s at No.
67 Little Smlth-st.. this city, Angelo Joaanno. a
Junk dealer, of No. 230 Amity-st.. yesterday after
noon fired two shots at Hipp-ins, one of which
passed through his hat.
A policeman arrested the junk dealer and locked
him up. When arraigned to-day In the police
court he said that Hlggins tantalized him until he
lost his temper. He was held in $500 ball for as
sault with intent to kill.
m:\yj hrsi.y political NOTES.
Up to this time the Democratic candidate for
Governor of New-Jersey— lf he is a. candidate— who
Is meeting with more favor than any other is ex-
Judge Francis < hild. of Kssex County. North Jer
sey appears to be willing; South Jersey, apart from
the clarence S. Atkinson following, is favorably
inclined, and. so far as heard from. Middle Jersey
has no candidate, with the possible exception of
Vice-Chancellor Reed, who is as acceptable as Mi
Child. Even those Democrats who fell down and
worshipped Bryan In 1596 and in MM have not as
yet made a single opposing utterance to the man
who is supposed to be the first choice of ex-I'nited
States Senator Smith. It was said in Newaik 0*
Saturday tha' in ¦ contest for delegates in Kssex
County between Mayor Seymour and px-J'i'i X ..
Chil<' the latter would be almost sure to receive
the majority, and that Ma strength was growing
In a wny m >st satisfactory to his friends and sup
When James K. Martine. of Union County, the
other day intimated where he stood in the matter
of the choice of a Democratic candidate for Gov
ernor by saying that the nomination was an honor
which no Democrat could afford to refuse, or words
to that effect, he raised a storm about his cars
v.-hlch had more the appearance of alarm at Ml
probable candidacy than his most enthusiastic
friends could have by any reasonable possibility
anticipated. From the comparative obscurity of a
"farmer orator" near Plainfle'd he Immediately
became conspicuous as a factor of no mean signifi
cance in State politics. That he may be a source of
trouble in the next Democratic State Convention Is
made evident by the apparent determination of his
opponents to crush him several months In advance
of the meeting of that body. As Is often the case.
his opponents have taken exactly the right course
to stimulate his friends to united action, and these
friends cannot Judiciously he Ignored in the Demo
crntU: party in New-Jersey, in some of the upper
counties of the State and in all of those In South
Jersey Mr. Martlno bis a following which. In the
situation of a political party which has been at
war with Itself, and which has been repeatedly and
disastrously defeated for a number of year*, sneer-
Ing nt will not weaken and threats will not divide.
If political experience In New-Jersey has taught
anything It has demonstrated with the exactitude
of an arithmetical proposition that Invective and
vituperation arc not the weapons with which one
lion of n party may M successfully attack an
other is to Insure harmony of purpose and unity
of %ci lon.
The strength of what Is known as "the Bryan
faction" of the Democratic party in New-Jersey Is
not insignificant as ¦ factor that makes for either
victory or defeat, especially when th»» fact I* re
called that the Democratic party n?eds all th*
votes that It can get to bring It as nearly to within
fight of victory ns If crime In th» iHst campaign
for Governor. This faction knows when It is In
sulted or offended, and when It is told by repre
ssntattve men within the party that James K. Mar
tine Is '-a blatherskite." that he Is "a blind wor
shipper of the Colorado fetich" and that "a yellow
dog running against him would sweep the State,"
the issue does not turn upon what Mr. Martin*
really Is so much as It does upon what he stands
for; and that he represents the political Ideas of a
large number of Democrats In New-Jer?ey Is likely
to be expressed with greater emphasis than It
would have been had he been treated with the fair
ness to which good citizenship entitles any Indi
vidual, no matter what hie political creed or .imita
tions may be.
Of COW—, the Republicans view the** attacks
upon Mr. Martin* with the complacency and In
terest which a crossfire within an opposing politi
cal party naturally inspires.
The reports that the Democrats of South Jersey
"long for ex-Senator Braun. of Passatc County, as
the next Democratic candidate for Governor" are
not sustained by the fact that the temperance sen
timent prevails more largely In that part of New-
Jersey than In any other. Moreover, while the
Democrats down that way may not be as sagacious
as their North Jersey allies, they had not at last
report" made application for a commission to de
termine what this alleged "longing" for the nomi
nation of Mr. Braun for Governor suggests.
It in expected that Robert Davis, the Democratic
leader of Hudson County, will return to Jersey City
within a few days, when it is predicted that the
embargo put upon Democratic politics by his ah
aence will be raised, and that the usual activity
will be resumed.
The largest nn>l Best-EqvffpM]
In the Country.
Best Quality Goods Only
Excavation of 42d Street
for the
Our customers are invited to avail them
selves of
Our 41st Street Entrance,
(NO. 135 WEST.)
mo and i:t^ Went -l^«l Street, an.l
135 Went lint Slrect, New York.
Between Gill Avenue i- Broadway.
Asrmraiticsr/ar s~> M%j9M /
20 Varieties.
#39^^ wnnv tladway's
RM>B I /B I /* •" "' Limb*,
iff ttF nS B s "irt by
Win car* «ny ra»* of Rbeumailam in existence, li re
l?c.v*f. il M *»"•«- *"<"• Information apply to JOHN HOcaa.
tola Manufacturer. iSUi and Ol»v«. St. Lout*. Mo. " V ' O J *
(fl\l ffthmafer film
Tshe Great MJ n^ Ml
SILK EVENT of the Year
15he Largest Collection of fiebv and Choice Silks
E,*Oer Offered a.t Such Concessions in Price
UNPRECEDENTED undertakings bring unparalleled results. This present trans
action in Silks was of greater magnitude than the importers and manufact
urers had known before. It turned vast stocks in a moment, and left them free for
new operations. It gave them prestige as buyers of raw material, as well as increas
ing tremendously their year's business. And so they were willing to forego profits
on some, and accept losses on other lots. Yet every yard of the three hundred
thousand in the purchase is
ffebv and Fresh — Choice and Handsome
Here this morning — spread out in brilliant array — are thousands upon thousands
of yards of the newest and choicest designs of the season in Printed Foulards,
Printed Liberty Satins, Japanese and other Fancy Silks, as well as Taffetas in a mar
velous variety of solid colors, and in a score of grades of plain black, and plain white.
The Printed Foulards and Liberty Satins are foremost in demand for Summer
gowns, and there is not a yard that is not new in both design and coloring — made
for this season, and selling in other stores recently at full prices.
The plain White and plain Black Silks are the identical sorts that have been sold
by the millions of yards during the past ten years, and of qualities of proven worth.
They will still continue to be sold at regular prices after these are gone. It is
such an opportunity for buying staple silks as has never been known before, and
dressmakers are buying them by the piece for future use.
The most remarkable feature in connection with this trade event is the fact that prices on Silk, are in
prospect of advance for various reasons ; and this vast purchase ha 3 made the market still stronger. A similar
opportunity is not likely to occur a^ain in a twelve-month.
These details of the Silks and prices :
55c Black Japanese Habutai Silks at 25c —
Nearly two thousand yards of fine quality Lyons
dyed Black Japanese Silks; good black, and
perfect silks; splendid for waists, dresses or
45c Japanese Corded Silks at 35c—
Splendid assortment of Corded Japanese Silks, in
many widths of strioe and cord; the best quality
— such as is usually sold at 50c a yard, though
cur price was 45c.
65c Printed Habutai Silks at 40c—
Woven in Japan, sent to France and there printed
with rawest de-;ipns; two hundred and si-.ty
nine pieces to select from, and very f>w d ,p!i
cates; mostiy navy-blue-and-white and black
and-white, though plenty of most all otber good
colorin-js. We have many hundreds of pieces of
this quality and paii more for them than we
now ask for them.
75c Plain Taffeta Silks at 50c —
Plain white, riain bhrk and a lar^e assortment of
soli i c !t:::t;. Excellent 75c quality for half a
85c Printed Foulards at 50c—
Eighty-five designs and color.ngs to select from
and they are the choicest. All 24 inches wide:
new, fresh goods; a splendid quality. Printed
in France, where newest styles originate.
65c Black Taffeta Silks at 55c -
A fSMWMtIMsi black tarEe'i at a little price, yet
guaranteed to wear lor six months. Very strong
and serviceable.
85c and $1 Printed Foulards at 60c —
Seven thousand yards of fine quality printed fou
lards in every new and choice coloring — rose,
reseda, national blue, porcelain blue, tan, gray
and many others; atwlj priMM with best
French designs; just as ;hou«h we offered you
our regular stock at these prices.
$1 and $1.50 Fancy Silks at 65c-
Thousands of yards of fine and rich s:iks in stripes
and figures; principally in tatfjtaj, some in
satin, some in Louisine and gros de Londre
grounds; best of qualities in a large variety of
\ 400 Tailor-made SUITS ]
j 100 Silk Eton JACKETS j
A Most IK^emar Kable
Early-Season OFFERING
Before the season has rightly turned, we have secured several lines of sample
garments from best manufacturers of Women's Suits and Jackets. Today this eaor
mous collection is ready for you to select from; and every garment in the offering is
Worth 8l HALF More— Some E-Ven DOUBLE
Styles are correct in every instance ; the lines representing the best styles
brought out this season.
It is a remarkable opportunity for women who need a smart Spring suit, or who
have not yet bought one of the Taffeta Etons, that every woman wants this season.
These hints of prices:
Tailor-made Suits —
These thr^e stirring group::
At $13.50 -Suits worth up to $27—
Various styles, made ot cheviot, homespun and Venetian cloths ia assorted
colors; many trimmed; all handsomely tailored.
At $20 Suits worth up to $40—
Smart suits of cheviot aad Venetian cloth, in various colors ; many lined
throughout with silk.
At $25-Suits worth up to $60—
Very handsome suits of broadcloths, cheviots and Venetians ; in choice styles
and colorings; many handsomely trimmed; all silk-lined throughout.
Taffetsv Eton JACKETS—
Attractively plaited, or applied with designs in broadcloth ; some with collars of
batiste, lace, or silk. AH new jackets, in the choicest designs of this new popular
garment. These pricts:
$15 to $20 Jackets at $10 $25 to $35 Jackets at $1&
This is one of the largest and completest off:rings in women's garments that we
have ever known so early in the season. _, _. ..,, R ., (<wir
Formerly A. T. Stewart & Co. , Broadway, Fourth Avenue, Ninth and Tenth Streets.
Ho Cct Sox Business pnrpoacs
BinuniXG. SS Thoma* St.. to lease; :wo stories ami
cellar- old established c.irr«-ntor sheps- T, M. HOI>-
MAN. Real Estate Hrt West --'ru W
(Tun IJropcitn sEo Cct.
mo UKASE.— House. '-" Waverley liace: 12 rooms; In
1 roo.l order; Immediate j-o^cssten ; alro at XXX ami 131
Waverley l'lac«; entire »!««-llins pans above More*: thre«
floors. fiKht rooms each hotife. Key of 127 at Rentier
Sea/, next door. T. M. HOI'MAN, Heal Estate. Ht>
West -M .St. ¦¦ . •<••>
tlnfnrnishcb "Apartments <£o Let.
Th*» ** RrtiiL-lprt> •• Apartment house; attractive
I II V. OWtiUWIUI t. and eonvenirnt; all poaalble
Improvements. Rents moderate; seven ami eight rooms,
•¦nuance hnl! flnUhetl In Knoxvllle marble, tapestry pan
els and plat* class. Apply lOOth-it. and Broadway or
.T. ROMAINK BROWN A CO.. 53 West 33d-st
-Til AYE . l.«H8. oin. B«TH-ST.— Elegant ai
»J facing Park; $mx>- $ 1 . 21K>. Apply to Janitor.
.furnished tjouaea Co Crt — Conntrn.
AT MONTCLAIR.— HIKh elevation; ;umm*r or year
fully furnished: all lmprov#ments: V, minui^ from
city; f t i to J»IO p«r. month. Apply WM B. HOLMES
or-P. D.. L. A \V. Depot. • - . .*
FOR RENT — \ large house on Fro»p*ct Avenue, Mount
_^ A Vernon. X. V.: portion of It fireproof . lot 10O«3«0.
ITTTrmiPRR Qr^unnp i~v^T^»Ar t «»«~T7ZI ,-. ,v, v II ' I *'^ Tnod-*m improvements, cltr and artesian well warer.
HS^H&m. * ork City, \agciflßMPinßftMHHaMnaitoiiMmta»MMaA
$1 Printed Liberty Satins at 65c—
Three thousand yards of fine Liberty Satins in
many designs and colorings. Almost all wanted
colors in the lot, and all n;w patterns.
75 and 85c Black Taffetas at 65c—
Both imported and American Taffetas, mostly 21
in. wide; bright, strong and lustrous.
85c and 90c White and Black Taffetas at
Ten thousand yards of these fine quality imported
Taffeta silks that you like so well because of
their bright finish and excellent wearing qualities.
Many are baying them by the piece for future
$1 Printed Liberty Satin at 75c
Newest designs. Just printed. Many sam« as
our regular stock goods, and all in very best col
orings, such as nary b!u;, old rose, reseda, porce
lain blue, tan.
90c to $1.25 White and Black Taffetas,
75c and 80c—
Fine quality foreign Taffetas for dress or fine lining.
Black Peau de Sole and Duchesse Satins
In fine foreign and domestic qualities, at 90c to
$1.65 that are worth $1.25 to $2.50 a yard.
$1.50 Colored Taffetas at $ 1. 10-
Yard wide, in a full line of good colorings. Being
unusually wide, they cut to good advantage in
making skirts.
Main BBSS counters. Rotunda and Basement.
In the Basement there is a Silk Mill in
operation, showing the various stages of
manufacture. It is operated by Swiss
and Italian peasant girls, in native dress.
Also a hand-loom, showing the old and
slower way of weaving. The power loom
can weave a piece of 60 yards in a week,
while the hand-loom takes two or three
weeks. There are also exhibits of raw
silk from Japan and Italy.
r.rooklrin propcrtn Sox Gale.
MM wood Ftreet. near Flatbush Aye. : two block» frora
rrcupeci Tark; 3t> minute* to Park Raw; trolley connec
tion, to ferries all point* of the city. Houies are
trn In every particular, to the smallest detail. * For particu
lars ,-x. .- T terms, etc.. apply to W. A. A. HMOWN
Own* Brooklyn, cor. Mli«uc<f 3t. an.l FlaVbush Ay* -
New-York. lU> Broadway. Brooklyn oSce open Suaiayi
anC nolMays alt dy: evenings nrtll 0. Illustrate-! book
let showing floor plan.*, •(<• . mallet] on application.
tfcal Estate (I) anted.
Pork Property- In Manhattan.
l*iiri'lui*r> or l.rn-x-.
>iii|>» and mil <l«-tnll» to
I [IVUII> !li:\H\ DAVIS, C. E..
S3 Broad Street, -V T.
(fonntrn J3topcrtn Sox Salf.
FOX ,SAL,K. — Cholo* rf ,,,i property, with lt»M
1 Montclatr. N. J. .v:; modern conventcnoea. A «r«at
barrnln. Apply (AMES H. T!-TTI.E Trlbun* Bids . N. V
MOUNT VERNO.V.-;i South 12'.h-av#.. hous*. S room.
all Improvements; iruli; lot 60x105; sell low Owner,
en premises.
Conntrn Propertn tio £ct.
FARM FOR RENT.— rSumraer month*, or ia>; tw»Vr*
rooms; well furn-'shed: water In house; (a acr*»; 8r:«
orchard: large bam: four stills; horses: carriage hou«*;
Ic*-houfe: h*nn»ry; ?rnai: fruit; trout pond A.ldr»ss J. F-
HrLDF.ETH. Mo.nts.iraery. Hamp^en C,-. Miss.

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