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THE SUN. TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 10, I8H. 5 ?'
FOURIEITER-BOX ROBBERS. SMART OANO RUN DOW1T AFTER x bunt at mant states. a&ual rorgara as Wall Bnrlam, Tfcair f Da " DIMcnltF la Caakla Stole i Catena Bank Teller Are Chump," gar Oaa of Taea Far fifteen Moatha Tkey Hna Han floM Mine Oaaalae 1 Bu AeeenaU rfW In August of last roar tho Post Offlca Do- Mttment at Washington began receiving noil- A&P&XIt flcatlons ot a sorles of A lettor -box robborios. i I yt Tho flr8' Information I ivi came from the far West y, 5fw Sp 1 statod that a gang of W vr vn thleTos was evidently I v r atworkonalargoftealo. AJftL. f Tho Postmaster of Don TV& . Kv Tr reportod that o A street box In that town , X y had boon found broken -f I open ono morning, with f -(jffo.l lid and lock cone. Blneo fff I ocourronoe oom- , fLSf I plaints had been re- l celvod br him dally ciuui iciuu trom business men of tVnwr that' letters containing chocks, drafts, andrmpnor were Intereptod and their con- , touts extracted. Btfore tho department had got through pon rlne' this report from Denver an official lommunloatlon came from St Louis ehron Kline tho robbery of alottor box and tho dig acpearopco of a lock thoro. Kext Chicago nrung In lino, followed by St Paul. In each hutanoo tho Postmaster reportod tho breaking epen of a slnele letter box and the losaot tho loek. followed by a wholesale theft ot letters. Suddenly the departmont was paralyzed by receiving exactly the same report from the Postmaster of tho Capitol. This waa In Febru ary last. The case waa put In the hands ot Gen. E. O. Bathbone. who was Chief Post Office Inspector then. He detailed Inspectors J. E. Jacobs ot Hew York. A. M. Bproesser ot 'Washington. Pul E. Williams of St A03&&&. Louis, and A. It. f vvn Holmes of Cincinnati. W with orders to give f Ml their attention exclu- J"S L slTely to this matter RV 7 until tho thlovos wero W Qs) l captured. Reports were H fpA. t constantly reoolved . -aa- yk. from the postmasters INc? -VVYlV of the citios which had IV CP0 previously reportod K JJ I the breaking opon of -y VsS I the letter boxes with ' Bv7 I supplementary facts to f lV the effect that a stream ur iiuitoa, of complaints was pouring In upon them about letters which bad not reached their destlna 1 tlons. Added to these came, regularly, fresh announcements of letter box robberies from Cleveland. Cincinnati. Louisville. Pittsburgh, Now Orleans. Nashville. Atlanta, and Now York city. Oar Postmaster was heard trom In May. In that month the ltd ot a letterbox on tho oornor ot.Fourtconth street and First avenue was smashed and the lock was stolen. Tho minute Postmaster Van Cott hoard of it ho arranged Jo have a watch put on all the boxes In town. QBpector Byrnes was called on. and ho in-1 itructod the pollco torco to koop their oyos open. too. Both Postmaster Tan Cott and In spector Byrnes believed that the work was all done by tho same gang, and thoy Inter preted the disappearance ot tho locks a mean the making of keys. The fact that no com plaints were made to Postmaster Van Cott about stolen tetters indicated that they wore right, and that the watch on the boxes had dlieouraged the thieves here. All this time the four Inspectors whom Gen. Bathbone had pnt upon the case before he. gave up that bureau for a better berth wero .RCTQs. running all over the R5fcW country upon vague fmr'" i clues. They no more UT Yvt than reached one city E jk when a story of a fresh (X tSj1m ( robbery startod them IM "Jl ly Tor another. At every N j if town thoro was suffl- V iijrntil clent evidenoe to Bhow JhjsS that the work was done y VN-s'w t. by the same hands, but rn V A jol that was all. Even the Ik. ' 1 checks whidh had been V VST? extracted from lettorn 1 and cashed uron forged, XT I endorsemont8.orbyai- Wn teration "to beoror." .re uu folle? t0 s,ve t,ho jP- r. c. mjuj. snectore any clue to work upon. They visited the banks which bad paid tho checks nnd tried to set descriptions nf thn man vhn hnH nrnnentod them. liUt the teller and cashiers of thopanks gavo differ ent descriptions, and this left tho Inspectors as much in tho dark as over. ... The only thing tho Inspectors found out for a lone time wnsThnt the operators were clever. They altered checks to suit themselves. Where a cheok was drawn to the order of a certain individual they erased the printed J matter and lithographs d a "pay toboarer" In Its place. Sometimes they made It payable to the drawer and forged his endorsement on the back, imitating his signature from tho face. It 1 made no differonco whether tho chock was a finely engraved tinted nffalr. or just a plain white ono. ir it wero tinted thoy rotinted the bleached portions with crayons utter thoy had removed the Ink. . x ,, . .Itwaswhllo chasing from, city to city that the Inspectors got the tip which has now led to the arrest of tho gang. In Detroit it waa learned that Prentiss -a02Sv Ti lor. alius Charles J&3 rrice. was doing live gf years in tho Michigan fP Ponltontlary for forging VIU a check which he Tiad K imW stolon from n letter, und (jftf tTW that he was occasion- WfilAi. l ally visited by several a?Tv W mends who had beon rliJ.h JB5m arrested with him at kWilMdwM Cleveland on a different Y VHMjjmBS complaint, but dls- f KStaSSJx. charged for lack of evl- I VS. rJA denco after their pic I VktSY t V tares had boon takon. W BSI VA. The inKpectors got r! i thqso, pictures, ami xCHl found .that tho men 1V 1 yere J. K. btratton: I Char es Ilubbard, alias Charles Diamond; T. a wvrox Boalan. alias T. Clayton, nnd Ilonry. Arm-' strong, alias "Hheon" Armstrong all woll i?ow 'prgors and crooks. Through the pris- Eon offlcialH nt Jackson. Mich.. Hubbard was ;lacod.nnd tho Inspectors found tho other Hree won with him. They wero westward 'ound and wero kent under sunoillanco. 2iAn '."joy reached Donvor tho party conRlst wlof all except Annatrong. Inspector Wll IS1? iVKik V'V t'""" under his oyo at Denver. Pd folh)wid them to Dullas. Thoy wanted to stop off thoro. hut the police spottod thorn as croolsi and wouldn't lotthom. From Dullas tny went to Now. Orleans, wliero a lettor box M'mmediately brokon open. -ttiliiiiniB was pretty sure of his mon now. rrom New Orleans they wont to Atiunto. arriv Uli Mlc',ru about Nov. 1. Inspector JncobB I lh!??2 Inspector Williams thoro. and found K iao three crooks oceupylng ono room in tho jroisom hoiiBo. Another lettor box was broken 2,,i,n A.,llln,tft- Thn tho Inspectorn wero JIt?llr4ll Nov -' Hubbard tiok n small 1 ntl. lul n? "10 express offlco. and was arretted li2.rf,n,'lfatol,el wns addressed to Hubburd 5,m'''" !t LouiBt lie. It contained a sot of ei?.1"? it00lf unJ lot "' watches. One of modnian"'8 ,mme of "clllrono0 B Jllubbard's two companions, Btratton and 1J. wero urrobtcd at tho hotel, nnd the BKi"""."?1"11 to Pollco Headquarters SSmee.,lrc.llt'd ? "Y hHd letter box keys.' ootiios of erasing, fluid, a boxes ot crayon i5p J3,a ""W'wro' lettor pouch keys, a nura iM2f.iR1vPPd aI. fllSs oMnrious sizes. Bo II , eo tiilnaw tho Inspectors found upon nrafbout 425,000 worth of tholr own cheoks r,iM.l',,0CVg- ')rawn "Bul'ist deposits of their p Th.0.!' 'ln,, ""oturned to them as vouohers. mi eA'T,?. me.a V?re locked up. and to se SiX..?!1.""100!'1 ?vldenco Inspoctor Jacobs got !ffRfl,orffft1rta ucountorfeiter. Ho was RSiiS ft.oell.lH:fw.a.on Btratton and Boalan. and 1 iiSr . ei? ,n,lf lne matter over und agreeing 8ffi5 .ft Btl?'i't story. It was deefded by immi0 pretpnd not to know each other. 1 cni5fPc!?r JilS0? Proved an alfbi and got out, f&&"! focttpNow York to look for Arm-t,i?-25,itl,e .ot,ler. member of the gang. Ho hi N.T.. rraBtirng here through Hubbard, who Kf.,',ui9t r6C'v;tr a telegram Irora him. list oaiurduy raornlnglnHpector Jacobs ran right IS u Ar,p8trpng In Buffolk street Ho took him KiiMir8hnl Jacobus's oftlco In tho Post Olllco gu,ly'"B. and laterin tho day had him commlt- B1.&dBhe''ltdrCt ja" Vur Bund0,r hr C0m" S.AWjyrong had two choekn In his possession rmoh he had extracted from stolon letter LV2 'Jdors emeiils on both of them had boon fS& .;.,yrra'LtC!)nB' .""1 n ''ad boon raised J23 - to $234.64 In a very clever way In S2Sft. A.rmstrong said that ho wouldn't have therncsiheA tt0Ul''8 la Setting either of thte tfu?r'" b? oHr remarked, "are, ii tti.ovfatohumwtntheoouptnr.,r . . ML 'MteroayAxmsEWwMtwatoBtLoulJ, VSXPt th.? oomplnlnt upon which he. Ilubbard. ana Btratton woro arrestod ohnrgos them with having' stolen a draft drawn by Bnmuol V. Monks ot J. A. Monks A Bons's Distillery Company. Boalan has boon takon to Nashville w nnsworsmllnr charges. Hubbard Is said to bo tho londorof tho gang. mo is nn old offender and well known by In spector Byrnoa's mon. In 1885 ho was or rosted hero hyDotectivcB O'Brien nnd Doylo on a coarse of robbery, nnd sentenced to four years In Blmr Blng. HIr number Is 340 In Mr. yrnos sgallory at Iloadnunrters. Armstrong Is said to bo tho won of n well -known sport Ing man of NoRhvlllo, who nt one tlmo was worth 4100, 0X). Hols I2U venrs old nnd Is wi-lloducatcd. Ilubbnrd is 42. Uonlan 4B, nnd Btrntton 40. Tho headaunrtorn ot tho gang Is said to bo Louisville. . It Is further stated by tho Tost Oflleo oltlqlals that Prentiss Tiller. wns tho lender of. tho gang before ho got In the Michi gan ponltontlary. Tiller wns formorly In tho omploy of tho United States Express Company on the Iron Mountain road. He robbed a car Sor $110,000. It Is said, nnd Bent tho money to a lend In n satchol. By tho merest accident in ruonoy.,wns dlscoored in tho satchel by another exprons omployen ond Tiller flod. only to be arrested In Detroit n short tlmo nftor ward for forgery. Inspector Jacobs left for Michigan last night to Und out somothlng more about tho other men It ho can. . The methods of tho gang wore to knock off a lock on n lettor box and have a key mado to fit It. Then ono ot tho gang mado tho rounds In tho portion of tho city whoro thoy thought thoro would ho n prospect of llnding the most letters containing chocks, ononed tho boxes, and collected tho mnlL All tho lotters woro taken' to tho room of tho gang, whoro they woro stonmed open. Thoso which had no money, chooks, or drntts In them woro soaled Up and mailed again. Just how muoh tho 8ang has mnde stneo It began Kb operations 10, Pout, Onion authorities won't attempt to nay. but it will euroly aggregate many thou sands of dollars. ' , MH. BTKDMAN'S nCCOVEHED WATCH. ' Edmund Clarence H tod man. tho poet-banker, said Inst nlghtthnt ho lost n gold watch sovon teen venw ago. ."We wero living in Irving tan. N. J., at tho tlmo." ho told n Bux reporter. "One night a gang of Now York thieves almost cleaned out tho town. Thoy visited many hnuBjo.. I was one of thoso thoy called upon. .Whenlawokotn tho morning I couldn't And my trousers. Then I mndo an Inspection, nnd discovered that n lot of things had been stolon. Among them woro my gold watch and another belonging to my wife. My watch boro my name. That watcli belonged to my doad brother. I offered a reward of (50, but nover heard anything of It I hope tho watch that hot beon found with the thlevos Is that ono. It will ploaso mo very much to recover It" WHO KILLED 3U18. DUBHELT Her Hatbaad'a Teitlmoay at tka Ianat Yesterday Coatradlctcd. Whit Plains. Nov. 0. Coroner Drows re sumed the Inquest in tho Dushol murder case to-day. Thorosa Murphy, the llttlo girl who is reported to hayo said that llttlo Josephine Dushol told her that her "papa killed her mamma last night," testified that Josophino nover told her so. William Schllch testified that ho passod tho house nt 4:30 o'clock and saw Roberts. Dushel. the colored man. and Mrs. Dushel quarrelling together, but did not slop io watch the fracas. Ho saw Mrs. Dushol knock Iloborts's hat off and laugh. Ho mot tho children ooming home half a mllo from the Itoborts swore he know the Dushols twenty years. Ho was at tho house at 4 o'clock o'n the afternoon of tho murder. Tho colored man threatened to cut his heart out and Mrs. Duabel asked him to leavo. bo as to prevent trtidblo.Mand he did bo. Ho loft Dushol. his wife,' and tho colored man at the house. He did not boo tho children on the road, tltobtnson, tho colored man, testified that ho "was .ohost nutting up to 4 o'clock. And 'When ho returned Dushel.. his wife, and Itoborts woro nt tho gato talk ing. He hlmsolt hnd been drinking. Itoborts swore at him and knocked him down. They then nil drunk together, nnd then he went to this room and went to sleep. Ho knew nothing of .the'murdor until ho was arrested In his room-by Chief Bogart He heard Dushel toll his wife he would murder hor if she did not Fttop going with Roberts. He identified tho blood-stained revolver ns his. but donied hav ing used it In a year. Ho got bo drunk that ho had to go to bed. 'Dushel was next put upon the stand. He said that in tho morning lie nnd his children wenttochurch and that in tho afternoon the ohlldren went to Bunday school. His wife and himself sot bh tho stoop and drank beer until 3 o'clock, when Boborts came Into tho yard with the 'oolorod man. The colored man threatened to kill Itoborts. and Mrs. Dushel told Itoborts to leave tho house to prevent' trouble. Ho said bo nnd Roberts went away together, leaving his wife and the negro nt tho gate They mot the children near the house, he returned with thorn, and Roberts went on to the vlllago. Elijah Sillier told him that his wife was dead, and that wns the first ho knew of It District-Attorney Verplanck cross-examined Dushel. who made many contradictory state ments. Three witnessos had sworn that he threatened to kill his wifo with on axo. Dushel testiflod that they lied. Mary Dushel Is still confined at tho Catholic Protectory with diphtheria. The Inquest was adjourned to noxt Monday afternoon, when it is hoped that she and several other witnesses will be on hand to testily. LA1TTEU WALDO BUOT. II Waa Trylnc to Disarm O. F. Thomas, Who a Said to be Deranged. George E. Waldo, a young lawyer at 32 Nas sau street was shot and dangorously wounded on Sunday night at his homo In Fiatbush by G. F. Thomas, a relative, who lived with him. Mr. Waldo's residence is in Fiatbush avenue, 'near Linden bulevard. It is occupied by him and his mothor and by Mr. Thomas and his son, who Is a patent export. Tho older Mr. Thomas is 70 years old, and waa for. many years In tho employ of tho Ap pletons.for whom ho edited guide books of travel. Ho has had frequent fits of aberration of late, and was watched carof ully by his rela tives, who feared ho would harm himself. On Sunday he refused to cat his moals and acted otherwlso vory queorly. Ho wouldn't go to bed when tho tlmo camo for him to retire, and Mr. Waldo holped forcibly to undress him and put him Into bod. An hour or two Iator Mr. Thomas was hoard moving around tho room, upsetting tho furniture and making a BoIsq laud onnugh to bo heard by neighbors. r.'Wnldo found him standing in the middio ot tho floor waving a pistol oxcltodly about his head. Ah Waldo stepped up to take It from him. fearing ho would shoot himself, Thomas fired point blank at Waldo. Thn bullet struck him in the loft breast Waldo did not know he was hit and. wresting the pistol from the old man's grasp, ho carried It into his room. There hn sank down unconscious. Thomas in tho meanwhile wns shouting "Murder!" nt tho top of his voice from a win dow. Bevcrnlpassersby came Into the houso and captured Thomas. Ho was loefcod up In a cell In tho Fiatbush Town Hull. He told Judge llornkamp. when ho was arraigned In tho Polle Court yesterday morning, that ho ro momberod nothing of tho shooting. Up was remanded to Raymond street julL. Mr. Waldo, tho Injured man. has a fair chunco of reeovory, his physicians suy. He does not consider Mr. Thomas responsible for his act SUE HAS A CERTIFICATE, TOO. William Allon.e Wnlka Out of Conrt With One Wire aad X.eavcs Another Behind. William Allonge a Germnn truckman, was a prisoner In tho Hnrlom Court yostorday, and Barbara, his wife, asked Justice Meade to mako him support her. They had lived to gether for flvo years, whon two months ago they decided to got married, and tho ceremony was performed by an Alderman In the City Hall. They went to live at 340 East 114th street, and two weeks later AUongo camo homo with a woman somowhat younger than Mrs. Al longe, and Introduced her as his sister, whom ho had not seen for many years. Mrs. AUongo didn't believe in tho sister, and left tho house. At Justice Meade's suggestion the couple klfsedand mado upand left tho room together. A llttlo woman in a big, shaggy eacnue, who had listened Intently to the story, walked up to the Justice and handed him n certlllcnto of mnrringo whloh recited that tho Rev. D. W. Btolnfurth hnd married Froncoskn Groisbaeh to William AUongo in Astoria on Nov. 23. 1800. " Ho lived with mo only throe months, nndi then ran away," she said. " What am I going to do now V" Justlco .Meade told her to go down to tho City Hall and got tho record oilier husband's marrlago to Barbara, und report to him to-day. Started a Shop oa Ills Employer Voaey. Lester E. Phlnney was employed last May by tho Metropolitan Candy Company of 50 Prince street as tholrRrooklyn salosman and collector. Phlnney sold nnd collected, but he rotalnod part of ,tho money the company's customers gavo him, nnd started a candy shop for himself at 111 Wlorllold street Brooklyn. A shortage of S87.f7, has boon traced to I'htnnoy, ana tho firm think' 1o has taken a good deal more, Phlnney says that the firm paid him so small a commission that he had to steal to live. He pleaded guilty In the Tombs Court yesterday, and was heldlor trial T. F. OEADT, POLICE JUSTICE, The Senator to Whom drover Clevelaad Objeeted Gate a Lucrative Offlee. After keeping tho politicians guessing for noarly a year. Mayor Grant yesterday ap pointed ox-Senator Thomas F. Grady n Polloe Justloo to succood Ilonry Murray, who has been holding over slnco tho 1st of last May. Tho Boloctlon of tho "Bllvor-tongucd orator" for this lucrative place created gonoral sur prise, for ho had not boon montlonod as a can didate. Ho was conducting a caso In tho City Court yostorday morning whon a mossengor Informed him that tho Mayor wanted to see him. Ho obeyed tho summons promptly, and was appointed and sworn in lmmodlatoly. POLICE JUSTICE GItADT. "He was choson," said Mayor Grant to a Bon roportor, "becauso he is an able lawyer, be cause his record Is clear, and becauso I am certain that ho will fill tho offlco in n capable and impartial manner." The now Police Juxtlco was born at 55 James stroot on Nov. 20. 1853. He was odueated nt the Bt James nnd Bt Mary's parochial chools and tho Do la Hullo Institute Ho loft school in 1807 and began working in tho publishing houso of D. Appleton A Co. as a copy holdor. Later ho worked as a clork for various banking and mercantile firms. In 1874 ho secured k placo as rocordlng clerk in tho County Clork'H oftlco. nnd laterin tho sanio year ontored tho law oflleo ot Middiebrook it Phillips, where ho began studying law. In 1870 ho wns employed by Corporation Counsol Whitney, nnd put In charge of tho bureau for tho collection of evidence relative to frauds against the city prior to 1870. Ho remained In this Borvlce for three yenrs. During this tlmo ho wns graduated from the law department of tho Now York Unlvorslty. In 187 he wns elected to the Assembly from the Becond district and ho was roturned in 1878 and 1870. In 1880 tho degroo of Master of Arts wns couforrcd upon him by Manhattan College. Ho becamo known as a tomporanco locturor. and becauso of tho able sneechos ho made in bohnlt of total abstlnenco in Bt James's parish ho w.b dubbed tho "Silvor Tongued Orator." a tltlo that has clung to him. In 1881 Mr. Grady wan elected to tho Bounte from the Sixth district. During tlds torm In tho Senate ho became Involved in a controversy with Grovor Cleveland, who wns then Governor. Tho troublo aroso because Mr. Cleveland rofusod an application mado to him by a largo delegation from this city to appoint n Now York man Emigration Commissioner. Tho Govornnr appointed instead William 11. Murtha of Brooklyn, and Mr. Grady notified him that Mr. Murtha would not bo confirmed. Mr. Grady fought tho appointment on the floor of tho Bcnato successfully. Tho Governor, in 1883, wrote a lotto r to John Kelly, who w as then loader of Tammany Hall, asking him to keep Gradr at homo noxt time nnd thereby Increase his (the Governor's) personal comrort This lettor was tho cause of Mr. Grady withdraw ing from tho race for nomination for Sonator In the Fifth district. Whon Clovoland wns a Presidential candidate in 1884 Mr. Grady re signed as a member of the Democratic State Committee and from Tammany Hall, and took the stump against him. In 1833 Mr. Grady onco more entored tho Tammany fold. In 1880 he was elected at the special election to succeed Sonator Edward F. Rollly of tho Sixth district, who resigned. In 1800 ho was dofcatod by John F. Ahearn. who wan tho County Democracy candidate. Mr. Grady has beon an indefatigable worker for tho Demo cratic party, und in national campaigns lie has travelled all over this country. There is not a Stato in which he has not made political speeches. Mr. Grady will probably aBsumo the duties of his new ofiloo to-day. Henry Murray whose place Mr. Grady takes, was n County Demo crat until he was read out ot tho organization. Ha is now the leader of the organization ot tho Now York Democracy in tho Seventeenth dis trict Tho Voorhis Domocrncy wanted tho Mayor to reappoint him. but tho efforts In his behalf were discontinued some months ago. Tho torm of a Pollco Justice is ton years, and the salary la $8,000 a year. FOIXTS ABOirr BAXKISa. Experiment of Some of the Homestead's OUcera In Ilouae Balldlag. Judge Fitzsimmons ot tho City Court dlroot od these verdicts yesterday: In favor of tho Homostead Bank against Frederick A. Wood and E. R. Teller. $757.05; in favor of tho West ern National Bank against Wood, J. Wesley Smith, and othors, $705.05; tho Wostorn Na tional Bank against Wood and others, thoso vor dicts aggregating $3.383.0& All woro in notes growing out of the eroctlon of housos in Eighty-eighth street Tho lato Horaco B. Russ. Vlce-Presidont of the Homestead Bank, undertook to erect theso houses. Ho had ob tained $10,000 from tho bank for tho purpose. Other officers ot the bank wero not satisfied with tho work, and thoy employod Frederick A. Wood, who subsequently becumo a director In the bank, to tako tho contract and finish the housos. It was agreod that tho Homo stead Bank should ndvanoo tho neces sary funds upon Wood's notes. On completion the houses woro to bo sold, and the notes redeemed. Boveral of tho bank's ofilcors endorsed those notes. They woro not .paid on maturity. They woro discounted by the Homestead and Western National banks, who began suits to rooover on thorn. Mr. Wood testified that Conrad N.Jordan ot tho Wostorn National Bank wns present at a mooting of the Homstcad directors, and told him that in taking the money ot tho bank on their own paper they had acted illegally. Af terthls meeting the directors decidod not to give Wood any moro money. Wood, up to this time, had rocoived $757,05. for which he gave his note. Ho had, however, roondorsed lour notes made by Rusb. and become liable In them also. Wood refused to pay, and tho Buits were brought against him and tho endorsers. NABEOfr SQUEAK FOB JOSEPH. lie Fell Into a Cellar Fit Fall or Illumlaat. Ing Oa. In tearing down tho old frame building at 70 Foravth street the workmen broke a gas pipe of tho Mutual Gas Company at a joint down In tho collar four foot below the surface. Tho company was notified and attempted to ro move tho pipe, but was prevented by a watch man on the premises. 80 the gas kept on leaking. Bovon-year-old Joseph Rosenborg of 00 Forsyth streot saw a orowd around tho collar yostorday forenoon and joined them. Ho slipped and fell Into the pit Ho was not hurt by the fall and tho other boys wero laughing at him whon suddenly ho began to cough hard. His face grew purple and, grabbing wildly at tho odgos of tho excavation, he fell forward on his fuco. Tho other boys called a workman, who pulled Joseph out Tho lad was unconscious and the laborer huir led with him lnhisurms totho Delancoy streot station houso. .Hero water was dashed In his face and a physician tried artificial respiration. After this had boen worked vigor ously for sorao tlmo the boy rxvlved and was helped homo by a comrade. Ho drank somo hotcoffoo. ate a huge sandwich. and half an hour later was running about in the street The gas pipo has boon plugged now. The City Win Damages. The libel of tho Mayor, -a, agt the steam propeller Express, was sustained by Judge Ad dison Brown ot tho United States District Court yesterday. On Fob. 10, the Franklin Edson, used by tho Health Department tor the transportation of porsons having contagious dlsoasos to North Brother Island, returnod to hor usual mooring placo alongside tho dock on tho island. About 7 o'clock In tho ovening tho Express, loaded with ninotoon freight cars and with a float attached, while making one of hor regular trips from this city to Wilson's Point In a dense fog, ran against the pier and sank the Franklin Edson. It cost $8 500 to raise and repair the Edson. Judge Brown ontored a decree for tho libollunt with order of reforoe to compute damagoB, which will probably amount to $10,000. Jiidgo Urown held that vessels ly ing or moored at a dock at their usual place, are not required to burn a light or fog signal; but only vessels lying at anchor In or near a fair way where vessels are likely to pass or are to bo expected. The caso for tho oitrwasin charge of Assistant Corporation Counsel 1 . i-a-l--MM-M-i-Bi-Hi-i-B--H TIIE BEHRING SEA DISPUTE. OREAT HntTAIS'8 CIA2 liKFORB TUB VMIXD STATES bVPltEME COVET. Its Object la to Secure an Opinion from the Conrt UK to Whether the United (State Dm Control or the Seal Fisheries Be. yond the Three-mile I.tmlt, WAsniNaTOK, Nov. 0. Tho caso of tho schoon er Say ward, brought on behalf ot thn British Govommont against the United States to set tle a point In the Bohrlng Ben controversy, was called for argumont In the Bupromo Court ot tho United States to-day. Tho Attorncy-Gon-eral and Bollcltor Toft oppoarod for tho Gov ernment nnd Jamos Choato nnd Cnldoron Car Halo appeared for tho British Government. Among tho distinguished porsons prosont wero ox-Senator Edmunds, ox-8ocrotary Bay ard. ox-Attorney-Gonoral Garland, Bonators Mitchell. Hawloy, and Eustis, and ox-Senator Hendorson. Justlco Bradloy arrivod at tho Capitol and took his placo on tho bench just before tho caso was called, so that a full court was present when tho hoarlng bogan. This now colobratod caso urlsos out ot tho selzuro ot tho Canadian soalor W. P. Bayward. in Bohrlng Sea. for violation of tho net of Con gress making It a penalty to catch seals with in tho waters ot Bohrlng Boa, Tho vossol was llbollod undor tho admiralty laws of tho Unltod States and aftor trial tho United States Dis trict Court ot Alaska doclared a forfolturo of tho vossoL Tho caso was thon brought to this court on a motion for a writ of prohibition to stop tho Alaska court from taking moasuros to onforco Its docroo. tho ground for this mo tion being n oontentton that tho court hnd no jurisdiction to try tho offence for tho reason that it was committed more than threo milos frbra shoro. and therefore under tho law of nations without tho jurisdic tion or the Unltod States. By this method It is sought to securo an opinion from tills court on tho question, which has beon for a long tlmo In controversy botwoon tho Unltod Btatos and Groat Britain as to tho right of the Unltod States to excluslvo control of tho soal flsharlos in Bohrlng Boa. Tho opening sk irmish In this legal battle resulted In favor of Groat Britain, tho court deciding against a preliminary ploa by tho United States that tho Supreme Court could not ontortaln even a motion for leavo to fllo a petition for a writ of prohibition. Slnco the legal proceodtngs began an agrooment hns boon reached botweon tho two Governments, undof which it is hoped to securo a final and dofinito solution ot this long pending diplo matic dispute; but this wUl not affect tho pres ent case. Mr. Calderon Carlisle of this city openod tho case In bohalf of tho ownorot tho Bayward. Ho said that this court may in this caso, without expressing nny opinion as to tho rights of the Unltod States, hold that tho solzuro of this for olgn vossol flfty-nlno milos from land was il legal undor international law and undor exist ing law of tho Unitod States, and not forestall any convention of tho United States with rofer enco to seal proporty. Ho then combated the first position taken by tho United States, that this court was bound by the face of tho pro ceedings, and could not go behind what wns shown on tho rocord as submitted by tho Judgo ot tho Alaska court First taking up tho words of tho Hbol, which sots out that "tho vessel was seizod in that part of Bearing Sea ceded by Russia to tho United States," he said it might vory well be held that no part of it was ceded by Rus sia. If ft woro a ceeslon from any body it was a cession from the civilized world, for liuBSla could not cedo beyond threo milos from shore. Ho next took up tho point ralsod by tho United btatos that if tho court could go behind the returns of the Alaska Judgo. there was evidence which it may bo iresumod might hao justillod tho court in lolding that souls were taken within tho three mile limit He road from tho records in an other caso to show that tho court had held that Russia ceded to tho Unitod States the wholo territory east of tho 103d meridian, and ho held that there was nothing on which to base tho Government's claim iu this matter of thn three-mile limit Tho Attornoy-Genernl. Mr. Carlisle said, had arguod that tho position takon by tho Execu tive with reference to Bohrlng Sea was a po sition takon on n political question, that of na tional sovereignty, which absolutely binds the court whothor that position bo right or wrong. II that woro tho law It ended thodecislon of tho court in overy caso In which the President takes a .position on a so-called political ques tion, if tho argument ho correct that, re gardless of tho law of nntions nnd an Act of Congress, tho President can extend tho na tional boundaries far out into the ocean, why should ho stop there and not mako assertions as to our power and right which would, in the langnngo of Justice Storey, load to universal mischief. If the Unltod States could try Brit ish soulors for offences In nny of thobo waters, why not British sullors for murdor? Solicitor-General Tnft In opening the case for tho United States, said that its position could bo stated in two sentences. First that tho question which tho petitioner soeku hero to raise is not presented to tho court on tho record In tho case. BocondMhat If it Is pre sented to tho court tho question has beon de cided, being a political question, by the politi cal departments of tho Government and this court will not reverse or qualify that decision. The express finding on tho libels, ho continued, wns that tho seals wore token In tho waters of Alaska nnd that portion ot Behring Bea which belongs to the United States. If there woro uny part of Behring Bea which bolonged to the Unltod States and that three milos from shore was United States territory was not disputed and tho Hbol tlxos the taking of seals within Unitod States territory in Behring Ben. and tho llnding supports thoso aver ments, ho submitted thntlf tho courtis limited to that rocord no want of jurisdiction appears upon the fnco of the proceeding. Taking up tho political phase of the argu mont, the Hollvltor-Genornl said that tho Gov ernment did not deny that tho jurisdiction of tho Ahiskun court and tho venue of tho offonco woro judicial questions to bo docidod by thnt court and by this court in a proper case. What ho assorted was that tho jurisdiction of that court and tho venue nf tho offonco by a slnglo stop was mado inevitably to depond upon the national jurisdiction in Behring Boa: that that Is a political question, nnd that tho decision ot theExccutlvtuud of Congress on that politi cal question Is conclusive, not only tmon this court, but upon overy citizen within tho juris diction of tho country, becauso in determining that political question the Executive is dis charging his constitutional functions, and ho in tho discharge of that duty Is not nn inferior tribunal whoso decision may bo reversed by this court Ho said that tho Executive, in onforcingthe laws made, found it necessary to determlno what was tho oxtentot the country. Tho ulti mate construction of thoso laws was with tho court b. but If tho construction tho President was compelled to give was not the legal mean ing of tho term, but a political fact and pre sented a political quostlon, and tho Prosldont was obliged to enforce th law. his decision was Una), and the question now was whothor the quostion was a political ono or not Tho court at 4 o clock adjourned until to morrow, when argumont will bo rosumod. ORDERED BV EMPEROR WILLIAJC lie Wants Aluminium for the Canleea or Ilia 000,000 Soldiers. PrrrsBUEau, Nov. 0. Tho German War De partmont hai placed with a Pittsburgh firm a contract for 500 tons of aluminium to be used in the equipments of tho German army. Capt A. E. Hunt of the Reduction Company said; "The Emporor desires tho canteens of his soldiers to bo mnde of aluminium. There are two reasons for this, namely: lt lightness and cleanliness. It will bo used also for buoklos, and It may bo brought Into use in tho manufacture of cartridge liol s. Tho now smokeless powder oartrldgos have brought about a demand for nlumlnium. and other European powers nrn also considering tho ud visabllity of using it" Tuat Wanta the friendship of Neither. GrenALTAn, Nov. 0. Tho dispute betwoon the French Government and tho Sultan of Morocco regarding the ownership of tho oases of Tuat doosngtsocm to bo approaching a solution, and If France remains steadfast la her deter mination to tako possession of the oases serious troublo will follow. The Inhabitants of Tuat nro In a state of anarchy growing out of the dispute between ,thp two powers. A majority of thorn do not look with favor upon tho claims of cltlior country, but dosiro to throw aside all foreign rulo and form an in donondont Govornmimt Tho Bultan of Morocco recently sent a num bcr of emissaries to Tuat The natives con fined tho emissaries, and subsequently de capitated five of them- Gaslight Companies Full to Consolidate. Tho oxpoctod consolidation ot tho Citizens' and Union Gaslight companies ot Brooklyn did not occur yesterday. Tho stockholders ot the Citizens' Company voted for consolidation last October, but the Union stockholders, who mot yesterday for similar aotlon. adjourned until Nov, 23 without coming to a voto. It la sijtliaTdoaotMDrovooit&ntias. Sale of Linens. Irish linen Diaper, i yd wide soft finish. . . 30 to 5o c a yd. (usual price 50 to 7cts.) Hemstitched Embr'd Towels 22x46 ex. fine $i.5o each (usual price Sa.50 each.) Fine German huck Towels, 30x40 S3.00 a dozen, (usual price 14.20.) Extra fine Satin Damask Towels 17x50 'Flcurde Lis" pattern - - - 7sctseach, (usual prico ti.oo.) Fine French damask hem stitched lunch sets, with large napkins, "Fleur de Lis" pat tern, (size 2j by 2 J yards) $i4.5o per set The same 2j by 3 yards $i5.5o per set. Irish linen hemstitched sheets (axa yards,) ----- J4. 50 pair, (usual price 25.50.) Lord& Taylor. Broadway & 20th St. PRESUMES AND SOPHS XV BATTLE. Another Bush Between tha Two Classes at Hjmieuae University. Stbacvsk. Nov. 0. Although defeated by the Bophomorcs in tho docislvo rush for class su premacy, tho freshmon ot Byracuso Unlvorslty yot have a dosiro to show that thoy aro not bo hind tho second-year mon In class spirit A soorot mooting was held rocontly. and as a re sult tho Freshmon docidod to "hang their banners on tho outor walls." Accordingly a olass flag, 11 by 0 feot in Blzo, was construct ed. The background contalnod two shades of lavender, tho class colors. In tho centra of tho banner tho inscription '"05" was painted in flaming red. Dotwocn 4 and 5 o'clock this morning tho flag was swung to tho broozos from tho flag staff on the tower of tho Hall of Languages by threo adventurous freshmen. For about two hours tho banner floated poacofuliy In tho breezes, but at about 7 o'clock some of the Bophomorcs strolling in the vicinity of tho building noticed tho obnoxious piece of bunt ing, and their ire was aroused. L. H. bhop hnrd. who has distinguished hlmsolt before in class strugglos, undertook to remove the ban ner. Ho shinned up the mast, furled tho flag, and it was borne away in triumnh. When tho freshmon oppoarod at chapel each member of tho class woro tho colors, somo In tho form of neckties und othors hud bits of rib bons on tholr coats. This was another invita tion for war, and it wus generally conceded that there would be troublous soon as chapel was over. On being dismissed a rush followed. Tho sophomores ondeavorod to tear the colors from the breasts of tho freshmen. The ntter. massing tholr forces, withbtood tho on slaught of tho '04 men. Tho upper classmon Sathered on the Btairs and sang "Itocl: Me in e Cradle." "Itig-Jag-Jlg-Jag, and other in spiring airs, end when the conflict was at its height Dean Fronoh ot tho College of Liberal Arts appeared upon the scene. He was vory angry. Tho freshmen foil back to one end of the wost hall, wliilo the sophomoros occupied tho other ond. Dean French occupied the middle ground. Each class sang and yelled Itself hoarse, but thoro was no further trouble. Baveral little scrimmages occurred later, hut the freshmen usually camo out victorious. Tho ladles of tho class were as patriotio sb tho men. and nearly all of them wore und defended tho colors from the attacks ot young women of tho sophomore clasB. FOVTD 1IIS RUNAWAY WIFE. Be Recovered Ilia Child and Attempted to Shoot Ills Wife's Companion In Guilt. SiKaaAMTOK. Nov. 0. Itobert Bteinmotz ar rived hero from Clovoland to-day to shoot Fredorlck Bchracdcr. who eloped with his wifo. Btoinmetz nnd Bchraodor woro neigh bors. Btoinmetz is a bruss moulder and woll to do. Last Tuesday morning ho kissed his wifo good-by as usual, and, taking his din ner pail on his arm, wont to his work. When ho roturned at night ho found the house de sorted, snvo by his six-year-old daughter. On inquiry he learned that his wifo had taken tholr 18 months' baby and flod to this city with Behraedor. Btelnmetz followed them, and, accompanied by a policeman, ho sought out tho guilty couple, who wore living in u hovol on tho out skirts ot the city. Stelnmotz's child was Filaylng In tho doorway lio took the little ono n his arms, and drawing a pistol aimed it at Uchraedor's heart, but tho policeman dis armed him boforo ho could pull tho trigger. His wife staggered toward him with out stretched arms, and with a scream fell to tho floor In a swoon. Tho husband left for Clove land to-night taking his child witn him. Ho wns tho picture of a heartbroken man. His wifo has ehoson a homo of squalor and pov erty for ono ot comfort Although Bchraodor had boardod noxt to Btoinmote lor about four years tho lattor had never discovered any thing wrong between him and his wifo. All the persons conoerncd are young, the woman being 25 years of ago. Pastor DlU'a Persecutors Sentenced. MonniBTOWN, Nov. 0. Tha convicted per secutors ot the Rev. Arthur Cushlng Dill were sentenced to-day by Judgo Francis Child. Thoy woro Gray Terry. Frank MofTatt Fred erick MolTatt, Anthony Bchumachor, Illchard Thomas, Frodorick Taft and James Travis.lall resldonts of Sterling. Tho Judge imposed a fine of $50 each and costs ot prosocution. Ho said that in consideration of tholr former good character, together with tho belief that the young men wore but tools in the handB of older porsons who hnd escaped conviction, the Court wns disposod to dual leniently with them. The oldor persons supposed to huvo boon referred to aro Chief Assayor Herbert G. Tarry and Justlco of tho Peace Clurkson D. MofTatt, both of whom woro In oourt Tho young mon could have boen sent to prison for a year. Parsou Dill gonorously uhked tho court to bo lenient Tho prisouors called upon Parson Dill on July 4 about mid night Home of them had their faces black ened and othors disguised their features with handkerchiefs. They threatened to tar nnd feathor tho pastor and run him out of tho vll lago. Borne pistol firing was Indulged in. The parson had mado hiuibelt obnoxious to the young men, as they put it, by rending poetry to the young women of the church fiom the pulpit Benator Worts defended them. Ho did not call nny witnesses, buttrlod to ridicule the wholo affair as a Fourth of July joke. A Young Wife's Downfall, Amstebdau. Nov. ft In tho vlllago of Fort Plain. Irving Griggs of Dinghamton has begun suit for a divorce. His wife is 23 years old. Whon she was 10 years of age she was the prettiest girl In Otsogo county. Bhe was as matured as most girls 10 years old. Bhe was a playmate of Irving Griggs, tho son of a wealthy man living In Worcester. They planned a clandestine marriage, and slnco then neither has been received at tho old home. They lived happily in Fort Plain until last March, whon sho was led Into fast company. Hor husband tried to wean her from the gilded life she had chosen, but with out avail, nnd last Maroh ho gave her up and left her with throe girls, 13, 8, nnd 'I years ot ago, respectively, Bhe occupied u lonesome houso on the river bottoms, und drew about her the wild, abandoned Bet that drift from nn town to anothor. From that tlmo hor downfall was rapid. When arralgnod before tho Pollco Justice to-day sho did not appear the wretched woman Bho Is. Blio has many times literally been takon from tho gutter. Tho authorities ox poet to get hor into a refuge for fallen womon. 1 ii iueel, clea i, delictum jf i H.-O. DID NEIGHBORS BOB ItOtt Ilnrtmnnn Thought It waa Barer to Carry Money Than Leave It nt Home. Tho pollco have found no clue to tho Identity of tho two men who attacked old John Ilnrt mnnn in IJaynrd street. Wlllln'mstmrgh. on Sun day night and rnbbod him ot $585 and tour bank doposit books. No ono caw the men ex cept their victim, and as ho Is almost blind ho tsunablo to glvon clear description of thorn. Ho says that ono man was of modium height, whllo tho other was short Xloth woro dark clothos. and that Is nil h can remember. Tho general belief is that Hartraann was robbed by 0110 ot hi neighbors. As he and his daughter, who 1b totally blind, woro re turning from chui ch to their homo. 178 IJaynrd street, shortly nller Oo'clook. two mon ran from across tho street, Ono i-truck him In tho neck, knocking him down, whllo tho othor snatched a small blade bag he was carrying. Miss Hurtniunn heard her father fall and shouted for help. Neighbors helped tho old man to his foet and thon unfilled tho pollco Ilnyard street is pool ly lighted, and no one had seen any men luallng uiiout. l.wrybody In the vicinity know thatlinrt mann carried money In the i-atehel that swunflt always fmm his left arm. and the jxilleo think that thieves may lmo been awaiting tholr op- fortunlty for days. Hurtmann is 7(1 J ears old. Io worked at hH trado ot basket making, in sisted by bis wire, now dead, and Ills iillnd daughter. Thoy lived very frugally and saved money. When his wile died Ho gao uptho basket making ho hud carried on in tho tinxa ment of tho ilayurd street houso. which ho owned, and retired to two rooms on tho top floor tu live with his daughter. Tho couple cooked their own meals, und no or fpont it dollar utinoccfiirlly. It was well kuonn thnt tho old man hnd $5,000 or m.000 In bank, and that consider ublo real oslatn In. (Irecnpulnt stood In his nnnie. Ho was neer seen wlthoutlils satchol, nud It was whlHpen.il thnt lie rnrried money enough in It to i.uv up nil llayaid street In that portion of tho Lasti-rn district ot Brook lyn 45000 or $0,000 la u largo fortune. Mr. llnrtniann refuson to tell nny onotho ex act amount reprusontod by tho tour bank books thnt wore stolon Irom him. It was moro than $7,000 lie told the police. Ho notified the banks yesterday of his loss, and gave instruc tions that any ono jrvcntlng them should bo arrested. Tho 5c8 In gold and bills was from the sale ot n small plot of land and for rents collected slnco Nov. 1. "1'vo ulwuys curried money from month to month. ' Mild tho old man. "until I hud to go totho bank. It was hater In my bag than in tho house. I huo lived in Bayard stroot many years nud I thought I was satothore. I nover thought any ono would harm nn old man and a blind woman. People have ulways boon good tome before," Mr. Hartmann is convinced that he will never see his money again. MADE VP WITU BhR HUSBAND, ' And Now Her 1-awjrcr la Maine for Ilia Tea aad JSxuenaea. In Part 1TL of the Buporior Court before Judgo Dugro and a jury, the trial of a lawyer's suit against his client was begun yesterday afternoon. John D. Townsend was tho plain tiff and Mrs. Cntharlno R. Hammond the do fondant John W. Weed, in opening tho caso for the plaintiff, said that In June, 1800. Mrs. Hammond engaged Townsend to obtain a di vorce from hor husband. After Mr. Townsend had prepared papors and secured evidence that was to prove Mr. Hammond's unfaithful ness, Mrs. Hammond notified him to discon tinue tho action. Mr. and Mrs. Hammond are now living together. Forthe sorvlcos ho had rendered Mr. Townsend demnndod $250. but Mrs. Hammond refused to pay. Mrs. Hammond nnd her huband wero in oourt. Frank J. Kellor appeared as her coun sel. Mr. Townsend took the stand, and testi fied that Mrs. Hammond had applied to him to begin the suit He said that hn would re quire 11 retaining fee or $100 and that his bill would lie S-2M. Bho gave him $50. and agreod to puy another $50 in a fow days. Ho begun an action on July 11. uftor having obtained con siderable ovidence of Hammond's unrulthful ness. He engaged John K. Maxwell und his wife to watch Mr. Hammond. That was to cost $50 mora. Every day. from Juno 13 to July 3, he received u written roport from Maxwell, and ho sent copies to Mrs. Hammond. The case is still on. InherunswortoMr. Townsand's complaint Mrs. Hammond says that she brought the suit for divorce at tho solicitation of a friend of Townsend. whom she holioves induces persons to being divorces and engage Townsend to prosecute thorn. FOUR ACES AND A XNIFE, Fortseher Wouldn't ttay In, as Sfallor Knocked II Im Out. George Fortseher entertained a fow friends at his homo at 1,805 Becond avenue on Sunday night and a gamo of poker was started. Fortseher won a pot from Jamos Malioy of 1.075 Second avenue, and when the noxt deal gave Malioy four aces ho was so elated that lie shouted that ho hold four aces and proposed to win everything. Naturally tho players drew out. Malioy insisted that Fortseher ought to stay In. having just won his quarter. Fortschor answered that he was not such a chump as he looked, knowing his guest's hand. It was shown that ho did not know all that Malioy hold in his hand. There was an open pocket knife, and in tho noxt threo minutes Malioy used it industriously on his host Fortseher received an ugly cut in his right log. a gash In his left cheek, nnd half u dozen scratches. In tha Harlem Court yostorday Justice Meado held Malioy in $1,000 bail for examination. An Imported Criminal. Julius L. Lovln, alias Simpson, an English thief. 10 years ot ago, camo to this city on the steamship City of Chicago on July 5. Among his fellow pnssongors was J. Elmer Grimm, n musical director. Lovln nnd Grimm bocamo friendly, nnd when thoy landed wont to a West street hotel together. Tho next morning Levin had disappeared. Grimm missed clothing worth $83. Lovin was arrested. He pleadod guilty yostorday in the General BessioUB. Levin is wnntcd in England on a chargo ot forgery. Koeordor Smyth sontencod him. by wuy of precaution, to throe years and nine months In Htato prison, but will try to have him sent back to an English prison us u crim inal Immigrant No Charges Aajalnst Mr. Vebevotea. Mr. George W. Dobcvoibo, late Superintend ent of Buildings for tho Board of Education, attended a meoting of tho Building Committee yesterday In answer to an invitation to attend and explain certain deviations from the speci fications in eorno of tho rocently completed school buildings. Sir. Dobovolse wrote in reply totholnvltution that If anychargos hnd been mado against his management ho should do raand that a copy of them bo served upon him In tho usual way in order that he might dofond himself, but nt the meeting yostorday he was assured by Chairman J. J. Llttlo that ho was not on trial and that no charges against him had been formulated. Brooklyn's New aVeelaet, Capt. KlUer la Charge. Pollco Commissioner Haydon of Brooklyn mado tho Fourteonth pollco sub-precinct a full precinct yesterday, to be known as tho Twen tieth. Ho promotod Sergeant W. II. Kltzer, who has boon in chargo thoro slnco lust April, to the post of Captain. Tho new Captain wns appointed patrolman in 1874, roundsman in 1878. and Borgc.iut In 1871). " What docs ho sny, John ?" " Mnstor says, my Indy, not to forget to ordor a case of tho gonuluo Jolinun HofTa 1 Unit Extract." Tlds Is nn ovory-tlny occtirronce. Ovor half a million bottles nro used each year la tho Unltod States nlonc, und tho domand constantly Incronsinar. In liuropo it has boon used universally for two Kouornt,loun. To bo brlof: Tho gonulno " Johann HolPs Malt Extract" In tho etnndnrd uutilttvo J tonic of tho world for Indigestion or lutiff troubles, for nursing mothers,' for weak 1 .mothers, becauso It will givo strength, and tho child plenty of good, ileli milk, and as atublo beverage for uny woukunod constl- tutlou, in convalescence, Ac. Etsucr & 9j Mondclsou Co., Solo ArOuts, (1 llnrrlny St., Now York. Itowaro of t-ontitot Tclts. The ffl genuine must always lmo the signature) of W "Johann H01T" on tho nook of ovi'iy buttle. ijfw T11E D1SAORI.E Willi uJci.E JEXRV. M Manufacturer Hay a Duty on Hide Would M Not llvncflt ttao Fui'iner. $ Bostox, Nov. 0. Tho recommendation ot il Secretary ot Agriculture Ituhk that tho duty fl on hhlos provided for In tho reciprocity soo- jS tion of tho new tariff law be imposed in all ' R cases wliero tho countries from which such ft hides nro shipped hnvo not granted caunl con- cessions doos not apparently cause muoh con- corn to the shoo and leather mon of Boston. I Tho Argentino Itopublic und Uruguay are the W two countries that would bo uffocted, and E the Importations from theso places yearly by H Boston nnd Now York amount to uhout'J.000,- mp 000 hides, or only !M 4)0.000. Tills, whon Hj compared with the entire business done in OR hides. Is so small u matter that they sny that a HKi duty would make no appreciable difference In Mif tho price nf boots nnd shoes. Instead of in- Hf creasing tho price of domestic hides and thus .Ma boneliting the farmer, which tho Secretary H ' hopes to accomplish, tho duty will Injure tho Kl farmer by decreasing the shipment of leather. SHU Domestic hides cannot rnko the place of tor- Iwi oign hides to any aporoclnblo extent and no IK amount of duty would rompol shoo mnnufao- Kl turers to substitute thorn. " A duty would not mako a sou's differonco h in tho prico of foreign hides." says ex-Gov. H Clallin. "nnd tho only effect would be that H fewer foreign hides would como here. It may M bethought that such action would spltu Now BH England, but it would not be New England ,jmU that would suffer. A j oar ago domestic hides woro about sovon centsand foreign hides about H thirteen. To-day domestio hides aro llvoconts jH and foreign 13M." H Another manufacturer said that ho could not 'jmM credit tho statement that Becretury Husk had made the threat that had boen attributed to JH htm. "If he is bo foolish as to think that the HI farmer can be bonofltcd by tho Imposition of a , duty on hides, a schoolboy should bo put in M his plnce, forany Intelligent boy knows better rX than that" iB Got Drunk and Shot a Family. ffl Pobt Jehvir, Nov. 0. A tearful tragedy was m. enacted at tho home ot G. E. David, an aged m resident of Green township. Pa., on Thursday fl last Simon P. Field, a young farm laborer, , H entered the yard of David armed with a shot- 9 gun. As David oponed the door Field dls- 1 sbb! charged tho contents ot the gun In his face. J 'H blowing out both eyes. David wilt probably ' H die. Field thon shot tho wife ot the Injured IM man In tho faco. but her wound Is not fatal. ,F Tho assassin thon flod down tho road. and. . at- moeting a son of Mr. David, shot at him. In- I Mi fllcting a slight wound In thobnnd. Field was ' 15' arrested on Bnturday, and Is now in tho county J jail at Milford. Whon questioned as to the M motive which prompted tho deed he claimed it to have no recollection of what had happened. 3' Ho had been drinking heavily for some days. St Mr. Mlnton Wanta a Divorce. fj Sioux Falls, a D Nov. 0. J. McKim Minton U of tho Illustrated American, Now York, has be- fcfj gun action for divorce from his wife, who Hj is now in tho city to eocuro a separation from $ him. Tho husband's papors wero sorvod on t her this morning. Ho charges her with adul- If tory, andcitos sovon different dates and men. H! Mrs. Minton camo hero several months ago jVt with Mrs, Illalno, nnd for six weeks was known Sf ' as Mrs. McCnno. hor ronl name becoming Hi known through hor husband. Bho his mado 1 S an application for u divorce from hor husband. i'S charging dcsortlon. i She Likes Dos Meat. tuj BmoBTViLLE. Ind . Nov. 0. The young lady ffif Who began living on a diet of dog flosh on ffl' Thursday Inst as n cure for consumption Ffc. is making fair progress with hor task. Bho Ht Bays sho rather likes the diet. It is white j? meat nnd slio says it tastes something llko It; lamb. Bho takes it three times a day. ! M Silver and Plated TROWELS j with Ebony and Ivory Handles ,' for laying the Corner Stones of ; Churches, Public Buildings,,&o. ii Silver and Ivory Gavels for Presiding Officers in Lodges and at Public Meetings, manu- I f factured by tho p GORHAM M'F'G CO. j SILVERSMITHS j : Broadway and 19th Street. ti J .vSi- He Shrinks Jffta from Washing C ' 5 VJ So wolens ant flannels, if they're VjMjy not washed properly. Try the right Jb Nvjfea way Get a PackaSe of Pearline, 1 Sij 'ikuJiJtVVv and do as directed. Your things A i v?Wx u won,,: shrink' and they'n be I $ lb softer- bn'ghter aid better, j. I J l I t111 ever before. That's i CS syv the beauty of Pearline "y5 A 'VvlcA wasn'ng is not only easier, ( If St cr J but better and safer. JKI ( JS J Tn'ns tnat yu wouldn't 0Mf Vff dare to trust to the wear YjJ x" a nd tear of the washboard are washed perfectly with Pearline. You save work, wear, time and money with it, but you can't do any harm. 1 , Peddlers and some unscrupulous grocers will tell yob. f rSrTXrO 1T& "thia is as cood as" or "the tame as Pearline." IT'S fi -i-f Vf Y".C' FALSE Pearline U never peddled, il tout erocer miuU I yoUMlmitatiQn,bohonetwAri. 8U JAiiBS PVtl, New Vsrt. ,t I i ' f