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, iT'g so." j 3 SSSSSsSSSSmmf' r " it' go." , mi VOL. UX.-NO. 127. NEW YORK, TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1802. , PRICE HVO CEHS. THE CAUCUSES IN ALBANY. dr. xvsn of citEMVta xamed i-or St'JUKElt BY TDK DEMOCRATS. Cea. Jamas William Hinted '" ho n' anbllcan Nomination-He .ld Would I4 Whr Any Reimlillcnn foulil ol. low-Hsaator Ciintor Nominated for IVcs Idea Pro Tern, of the hennte-The pantleaa Beaatora Il.l Not Oct JliteU from Nw "ork In Time to Hold n aliens -Repuhlloan Henatnra Trslne Hi Induce Br. Edward to Ifrlum to Hiuw In. At bant. Jan. 4.-Sonntor James T. Fdwards of tho Cattaraugus district culled ou (lov. Flower thl m6rnlng In tho oxccutlvo cham ber. Gov. Flovtor was Bitting nt hls'desk. Senator Edwards went uptohlin. mill, nfter halting hands, the Governor nnd tho Senator gut down nnd hnd a few minutes' chat Dr. Edwards said that ho called simply to pay his respects and to moot tho Oov ornor. Ho nddod that ho proposed to so to tho Sonato to-morrow and tako his teat, but that In his actions he oxpected to do what ho thought was right Iand -what his constituents would npprovo. Ho did not Intend to ontor althor tho llopubllenn or the Demoorntlo caucus. Ho would bo botyitl by no party rules and he would voto In no party lines, but his actions would bo almost Irrespective of party. This does not sottlo anything, unloss Dr. Edwards docldos to bo sworn In nnd to stay steadily In his scat It looks woll for tho Demo crats, but thore -would have to bo 17 afllrm attve votes to pass any bill, and sickness, death, or casualty at any tlmo would loavo tho Legislature without a quorum, if tho other Itepublican Senators decide not to swear In. Tho prosonco of only seventeen members of th6 Senate will bon narrow margin to net on. Senator Edwards has declined to sny how ho will act on a single bill. Ills negative vote will defoat a bill unloss thoDomocruts sent ono of tho contestants, itoro is whero further complication arises. Thero nro three Demoorntlo Sonntors who occupy something llko tho snmo position that tho throo Tammnny Senators had in 18S2. Thon the Democrats had tho Sonato by a nar row margin nnd throo of tho Tammany Sena tors mads a combination with tho ltepubll cans. Under this combination Maurice Hola han of Now York, who was talked of for Cle rk of the Senate, was mudo Assistant Clerk. This year there aro throo Democratic Senators who occupy tfio same position to the majority of the,Domoeratto Senators that tho threo Tammany Senators who combined with tho Republicans occupied in 188J. except that In 188U thore wns a Itepublicun Uov ornor, and only the pntronage of the Senate ami cer tain private measures wero at stake. Now. in addition to tho uncertainty oer Dr. Ldward-'s legislative action, tho wishes of those throo Henators aro to bo considered. They haw no ideu of leaving tho party or of bolting on party measures. It Is not n matter of party policv. but of patronage. In ad dition to tho wholo patronage, of tho Senate thero are many btato olllcors to bo filled by the Governor. Theso officials hnvo to bo confirmed by tho Kounto. That requires a majority voto. and tho defection of a slnelo Democratic Senator would bo enough to pro vent continuation. It Is reported that ono of theso Senators wants ono of his constituents made Superintendent of Public Instruction, an office to bo filled by tho Legislature next month on joint ballot Another is eredltud with a desire to havo a resident of his district Appointed Superintendent of Public Hulldings. and a third thinks that his district holds a man eminently fit to be Kallrond Com nilsslon er. No threats have boon matin In connection With these expressions of desiro and prefer ence. The margin is so narrow that every henstor feels that he may havo the deciding voto on confirmation, and he wants ti know where his district and his friends will.como In. - Ttio Court of Appeals room vv as set apart for tho Itepublican Senate caucus to-night but not a Itepublican honator was theie. The room was brilliantly lighted. Attendants wcro firesent but not only was not a single ltcpub icun Senator thore. but only two of th lour toon Republican Senators were in town, and they kept uwuy from the Capitol. These were Senator Coggeshall of Onuidu and Siomttor Emerson of Warren. Senator Coggeshall facetiously said: "I um not considering what to do to-morrow. I do not cross bridges beforo I como to thorn. In my actions I shall bo governed by tho dictates of my own conscience and thu wishes of my constituents." Mr. I'latt will decide whnt will bn done to morrow by the ltopublicuns. As they had no caucus to-night, thoy haven't as yet any caucus nominees. Mr. Piatt may as well ur runge tho caucus nominees when ho decides on the Itepublican policy. Tho Democratic Assembly caucus did its business ns steadilv us tho hands of a clock go round. Mr. Dry-Dollar Sullivan of New York called tho caucus to order us tho ranking member of last year's Caucus Committee, lie was (in I et mid dignified, unit madu a good iiu- nresslon in his Mack frock coat and scarlet four-in-hand. The decorations of tho Inuiigu- nil eoromonies had not been rnmoi'il from thu Assembly chamber, and Mr. Sullivan stood under the State fiugwhnro Gov. Flower stood when he took the oath of office Galen It. llltt of Albany was elected ('hail man. lie said: "It is contrary to Itepublican prophecy to find a Dornocratlo majority in tho Assumtily and a Domoeratlc majority in tho Nunnto. Wo resented to th pooplo ol tho Statu tho lowest ix rate for thirty-six yenrs, and on the record of the lust Assembly and tho Democratic Gov- ornor tho people turned ocr both ilousesnf the Loglslnturo to the Democrats. Not only aieall tho elective Mate officials Democrats, hut for the first time in eight tears both Houses nio Democratic." Manydlstlnguisliod Democrats wore present at llio eaueup. They wero Comptroller t'ump- bell. Danlol G. Grlllln. Chairniuii of thoDemo- emtio, I'.xecullvo Coinmltten: Julius ('. l.ullev or tlio Aiiueduct Commission, County Clerk McKnnnn. Gnorgo b.Weed of I'luttsliuigliololin IS. ltlley. chlof examiner of tlio ('Ml rienluo Comnilsslon, nnd othors. Dr. II. liusli was not tliore. hecnuso it Is not customary for tlio mini Who is to ho elected HpoaKur to attend. Dr. Hush was nominated lor Sixaker byac- oliiiri itlon. Kjjeoches wen niailo by (ieorgo II. liush John Connelly. William Suiter, and John (Vjoney. Thoold offieiiilsof thulast As. soml.ly woro nominated Clinrlv it. Do. freost of Troy fur Cleik. M. 11. lied H moiid of Allmny county for Sergeant H nt-Arms, c-Assemblyman Ldward A. Mkuih IjH f btateu Island for doorkeopei, rioreiiee I). lltjatrli'kir Oneida f rllist nssistaut doir H keeiiei. lands Mvens of hulllvan for second H iisoistant doorkeejier. and Thomas llassett H . '"ubun fur stenogtapher. Not ono H of thiie ofllehils Is fioin .Now York or Jlrool.ljn. The Deniocintle leaders H of thee two cities decided to gl nil tlio H patronagu tn tlio mral dlstrlilR, wheiv It is H more b aiee th.in in tlio big Deiuoeiatiuellles, ,, hcieweioin.e. nte-ts foi nny of theolllees. ijieiiiiiiiiliiTs nf Hie Caucus Coiniiilltte aro "obstor. lloulie. ami H, j r N,.w UiU. ltlley H 0'Jl.l"y nni1 Gili'litlieriil JiulTalo. H Thoro weio tlueo abentens at the Iteinibll- H can caucus Ldwaid Gillagliorof IJuHnln was H chosen Chairman. Gen,.Iaines William ilusted was. of course, ifoinlimted foi Speaker, mid H t .ri? A. Clilokeilng was. of cmnse. noinl- natod for Clerk, with James If. .Mnnvllle. of Wash nglon for bergennt-at-Arnis. Charles II. H t-onkllng of llroome for doorkeeper, fsauo lagiancoof Alhunynnil Alexander McMillan i'L' WW '1 tant doorkoe)(.is. nnd Isana II. Smith of Westchester stenographer. 'h accepting tho nomiiiatloii (len. Ilusted said: n,"i0,"'ei Iving n peculiar times that de- rnand peculiar methods. I am sensible nt tho H honor of my nomination for Speaker, be. num. '' means that I shall bo called ujion to lend tlio m i'HnTY.'nl ntipreciate, howoer. tho re- M'Onsibllltv more. It is an easy tiling i?. iL'0j t,' Prfl'llns onicer, and tasy ,MrlM.d .?. niaiority: but to head the ftm'"? I,'!" W "gainst such a minority Is ynicult lor It Is not a situ ph. mujorltyof tho H il0Ul,li' ,but nn 'X'cuIIb majority and a deputy oJ?cVt,V8 majority, togiilior with a Lluutea- ant.Oovernor. laminany Hall, und Troy of, mm?'0! ,mu8t. "d't. In tho faco V,,!S LUils '.i'!1 .not.CaV "1 on" I'O'li'r did at f,iicl,ur.tillM!iiI wl" lead whore any daro to it, in. hi l!itnI,lll.s'1iv tl",l,t ' "'" k'ui1 ""'r0 " H Itepuhllcan can follow1.' H o,r,!ll!m"lltial,l'.":1"',r.t,1B" nppolnted as tho ii.Vicu& .""'nltiei. Mesars. Kubtod. bcleck, H Dero, Keelur, ami Hoag 9 ... ,'j" V'""noutl"hul.,."t(",n,f1"' as hold bo- m wisalluht oer the ollees. N. many rnudl- i, .,'. 1 VV '.' "( l".'rl"H ' '"'iii'ing of Orange t , .l"'.u'' ' ,u.r," ,l".,v, ""- l'-ii en ' li'ik 1 Vim ..""rfiV """nl "'. hui'"njsis. , Walt, r H II. IIUIiii of Otsegiieouilty, ono of the defeat. .1 "'.' '1'ites for Clerk, was eons.d ed ,y h'l "i, Adelbert ll Tallmudgo of his eouiity mi.hi H?leoi,itttt-aV,OB- AlbanyJot two 'small of. I Kn; ?a(n$U7nV ,',' Stenogroplior. aud H i5?e -rirarrSu.'or. lostraastor mossun H er. Tho Poatmasteribip was given to tW friend of Dr. Edwards, John E. Leach, of Cattaraugus, In order to conciliate Dr. Ed wards. Two offices were given to Albany to try to head off that county from asking fortho Superintendent of Public llulldlngs. A renson ghen for tho non-selection of ex-Deputy Comptrollor Zornh 8. Wostbrook for tho offlco of Clork of tho Sonato Is said to bo tho intention of soon replacing Railroad Com missioner Wni. V, lingers with ox-Comptroller Kdward NNimple. lloth Mr. Woinplo and Mr. est brpokuro from Montgomery county. Jhu Doniocriilla Senate Caucus doctdod to appoint a Committee on Contested Seats tho Hist thing, and to tnko up tho contested elec tion cases promptly. Thoio was a good deal of dllToronco of opinion In tho Democratic Sonato caucus ovor the eoilis.i to be pursued on appointments and organization. Pint of them wanted to pro ceed at onco to throw out tin. Republi cans In tho four contested district and, with twenty Demociutlu Senators, to rulo with a mailed hand, Senator McClelland and others did not favor this co. rse. Thoy thought it might react next fall, and that tho best thing to do was to Investlgato all tho contested election cases fairly, and to ilecldo them like nn Impartial judgo. solely on their merits. Thero was a general disposition not to movo hastily. 1. lent. -Gov. Slieehan was present nt tlio cau cus, and spoko several times. Senator Cantor, who was nominated for Piosldont pro tern., n I so spoke. So did Senators McClelland. Parker, llrown. Dloodgood. unit others. Tho Sonntors woro put under nplcdgo of secrecv. This is a great departuro from proUouscus toms All such caucuses Juive been opon for "years. Tho caucus will nfeet again to-morrow morning, an hour beforo tho Legislature meets Several of fho Republican Senators en mo up from Now York on tho late train, and now, at 11 o'clock. Senators Lrwin. Parsons. und Smith nro with Dr. Kdwards, nnd aro trying to bring him around to the Republican policy of refrniniiig from taking the oath. The other Republican Senators nro awaiting th result of the Interview with Edwards. Roth sides are nulling and hauling nt Kdwards. Ho can stittle It either way. The Republicans aro rep resented by their nbljet Senators, The Democrats hamChalrinan Murphy, Mr. Crokor of New York. CBmmlssionor Gllroy, and Senator Hill. Tho shrewdest mon of both par ties aro nt work to get Edwards. Which of them finally succeeds will not be doclded until Lduurds elthei takes his soat or abstains with tlio lltpiiblicnus. Later. It Is asserted that Sonator Edwards refused to bo n party to any dclny In or ganizing, and had stated positively tils r solution to attend tho Senate at noon to-morrow us representing his constituents. No argument could shako his resolution, und so It was determined that the Republicans would caucus to-moirow morn ing und attend tho session later on. This is deemed advisable as organization, if Mr. Ed wards attends, can bo consummated any way. Lleut.-Gov. Slieehan said in regard to that: "The boiiate will bo organised nt noon to-morrow 1( sexonteen Senators aro present" However, tho I'opublibans. through Senator I'.rwin. gave It out at midnight that they had not arrived at any conclusion, and would not until to-morrow. FINM, OrtPEns FJiOM NEW YORK. Tho corridors of tho Fifth Avcnuo Hotel woro full of tho Republican Senators elect sum moned thoro by o-Senntor Piatt and Senator Hlscock. Thoy talked und thoy talked. As a result of theso eonforonces It is only necessary to add that their policy at Albany was determined by Mr. Piatt and Mr. Hlscock. They were not to go into caucus last night Thoy wero to do'er action until to-duy. Meanwhile every Republican gun wat to bo ilireeted ngulnst Senator Edwards of Cattaiaugiis. Lvoiy eflortwas to bo made to change Ins mind about entoring the Senate to-day and thus giving tho Democrats tho nu merical Ftreiigth tooiganlzo that great body. Mr. I'latt and Mr. Hlbeock propose that tho wholo le-ponsihillty of tlio orL-anlzatlon of the Seunto shall be tlirust upon too shoulders of Senator Edwards, and that ho shall havo nil tho odium thoy can chuck if ho serves In tho office to which ho has heen elected. If Senator Hiscock and Mr. Piatt on havo their way with tho ltepuhllcuu Seiiatots, theso will all refrain from being sworn in. Thoy propose to bold Senator Ed wards up as an nrcli-consplrator If ho swears in nnd ns nn niclmngel If ho doesn't It is known that they deferred their caucus last niyht because their agents were out attempt ing to change tlio mind of Senator Edwards. Rut It Is considered doubtful If Piatt and Ula cock could keep thulr men In lino for long. The Rejiuiilic in Senators hnvo tholr districts to iopreunt Iheywant their puy und their privileges. ZO&hllS UAl'E XllttlR cnonz. I,eiM Tin... Tlila Could Hurdly lie Kxpected From the ReunllciiB H:ate Conailttre. When tho Republican State Coramltteo last met In the Tilth Avonuo Hotel thero was an expectation that the Court of Appeals would do better for the Rniiubllcans than it has done. Tho Republicans hud at that time a docu ment prepared denouncing the Democrats. Tho decisions of tho Court of Appeals were postponed. On that score a hub-committeo. consisting of Chairman William Ilrookllcld of tho State Committee. John Mllholland. and L. I. Van Allen, and others, was aji.ointed to wrlto a "piceo" denouncing tho Democrats aud hnve it ready. With tho Court of Appeals deciding in ulmo-t overy point against tlioui. this sub-eonimltteo yestorday issued a docu ment us nn mldicss to the pooplo of tho Stntfa: The aililie- recites no now facts or allega tions, but sets forth tlie opinions of tho Statu Coiuinitteo lu a stylo of which theso aro sam ples: lit lew nr thf rlt t'7 the late Oo ornor of the Stale jii.il c. rlatn (itl.i. xdhfirillnat. I i, .Txe Um reMill of Hie recent elrt ll'ili III the Klttet-ntll. sIMeentll.lMelltJ. 11 rt ll. at. it Intut) ,h.i nth Senate ilUtrittp, tlie Krpublt .nil Slnte l iilttllllllee KUtiuilU tlllrt fcltttellienl tit tlie fmUioiht Mjbir Judgment ot Hie 1'tuple ol the Mute utr.LV orl ll.u .It initinn tairr.itf. The que. Hon in. elicit i.re nrt ilUratt'Hl'. (if pan politic, lull nr tulnraiiientui c onititutluti it riblite. fur not only l.a tlio rnclit r the pcoi'l" I. wfi.il, ti. elect tl.i-ir Ujfi.laior. b i u ileliatiU !)' I rami, but nlliiernuf ll,e sluu, all Jiimi,. mile, lime, tn futtli. r.tm eor the in.inl. lit tlie peril nuance t at. ellirl .1 lulictlnn. ilellrU will, .telltji ration slut o.er tlirout. by io em .1 tlie m.'uii.. JtnU.net.1 of tlie . uurtn. W till (tie t .r-"finl inulilti. ut the e'l ettalori. ef I bin crime we me n it 1110. ciaueineil. 'llu Ir niell.cilrf are mauii.kt 1 Lr.iiijeLti.ai, ti ontnil tlie JerfiHiatiae by ijialiufaLtuiluif u pLinOLraliL uiujurll in the bin ite the pihcme i.ii itt vifieil ii'l it. eTcciitinn .uterln tll.'lcil b oov. till), suit be lum tiul lu ly 11.111. e(l be, re .Oltiilblllty fur tlali'l lilAexultatlen u.er tin le.ull lu Her m: el a at ter.wiic 011111.111. Tlie . o nit .11 tin, 1 1 114 or Hie, It ctlon nhonM that tbe It. ,ii,ltUai I'.iiiilitli.t.K tur lac .eliHto bint r.cci.Lil ttie irr.utt.t iiliiiiheror intmlu LiLtitiell h. Hutu ilutrll Is. mi liiilli.u tliefuu. 11 imnl In iiitiriieti .if iln tit in auction wn nmile, nnd tbe ltot.nl ol stale I'ati. ti..ei. rf tiled the eltttton or ti.ii.ucn l.t iii.l.l.ci.n ai.a loirten p. incirutte seria Iith In the l.'iir ili.irli titiu.u iliereiuriu. of tbe 1... spr, tor. or tit LllnM .1 os nl Hill ealll ot tbe Iteptlb I can luniltilati'ri lal reici.cd tho larL.t i.timberof voti- bl.t it bet nine .. fU tit. ... .1011 n. tile re. lilt of Hie , leitlnri it. kluiun tbat ut. i Hurt ..o.tia ba MD.ilt! to rnitil' e btfote tllfl Hoarit of State 1'HllvlH.ir. lal.e nn 1 1 1, til terll tale of II.l county HoinUln irriiiinc hi nt le. 1 1. thi'.e.liHtrl. 1.. iitioii ., hulitussi.ilo lit. ai.Hirt in ul.i icillty the .li.tlol. ot the Pluto crat,, Tin. .. iiMilone It. ih loiiuiliKur stiubin, O11011. iluitl U. I1...1 1 r aliil Inttitte-., As to details, most ol the address Is devoted to tin. l)ulciie.-h e.ibc. of whiuli it sayslucon LliiKlun' Hie 1 inirt of Appeal. In Hie P.nclie.N ca.e decbted ton lhltif-l,rt, II at lliu Mlyol c, rllllulte" ua ot 1 foi r 01,1 ami .. ulil not be ianiii..eil an l.eioml, I but tlio stale iiiti.a.'.i r. mtifi I apil.liieiliji iuivm.h the tin rel.iin, ilifi it not rcLitleil trntn the rounly 1 leiK thu. tntii1 ia nn; a. il .a .mo niit tbe pog.llile pr.t Hint iIil m iti .an.ii.Hei. nihl.i not imiu,, the In e 10 ill. 1 1 uaiihe a.t.Httil .oiy of It liud not I let. 11 cent 1 b. ih.iit iroin tt.u l otnily Cleft Ibruimll tl e J'ii. I tllliK 'flu Uo.ir'i or MMi'i'tin ns.cr. met After tho itecl.tnn ef Ibuloultot Alpei, wit. allmiiiiii eil. Tbev k. er 111" liu. l lliu vile lu i,eioiioflaHtull) ce.tlnel ttitliKof tie 11111 toiiL.titl 1 turn; they ba I been .trie I with the onliir of tl e supreme ou.t h. ibe tiro fteiliu leltue .lltdire llarnuni, lit Hbieb they i.vre puriie. coniuiunitlMir ibeta not loian.a.. any other. rhej nete riiuinoel ol Hut ilert.toi. r ibel'oiirtof Alilieitl. The. ialiia..ei Hie Iratlilultnt anil fal.e Mtloil certl'icaic " tleieritiuie't thtrLlrutti that Mr (l.t uri.e bait lei eiieil HeKr.utt.t itiimbrnr oich Tmt S-na irll. the t-ittierluilLlricl.allilltbiictluitllllliutu vt elet lion toh.u: rnus.irriiii) of stale, pre.ent nt the meeting of tbe II anl, ttH.iUlii 'I .. belilit lie tiail not nieheit a copy it tin true return iiiaTeil tu buu bribe Putcne.. I'm uty t krk. IIl refu.ed to rirl). The Bu.rcl then u 1'iiiiriie I , fhe Hoard of suite i"ani'.er. I roinpo.nl nf tho seiiLlari of stale, tbe Atlorlie)-l,etieraI. the fniup tro lei, tl e stale ire i.uier, and tbe stale Jwuiurer an I Mil . 1 or Tin e olliiir. u ere all prc.tltt and united in doluir tin wioiil , . , Jlieybnietlitreby broken tlielr agreement to ablile by thr diit.ion or ll. e ('aurt, lhe have tlolated tbe 1.1" till) have dl.oliejed the Juilvmentof thu court.; Hit) ba.e.iibcii'll) reitliled that to be true wbicb every one ol thein per.oi ally knen lo be lal.e. 1 he ai or tbeii.irf lii.tl.-alor el tlueuSeuce and of bt.aoutlora oto mailer, ut reionl. Tuey have .ullled tbe honor and tin naced the tlfare ot the btate. They are reiolutlonar). . . . .L . . Happily ihe are without precedent In tbe hl.toryof Ilia Mate or Nan ork. To pre.ent their repetition I. tl.eiliityof till Kuod citlreit.. We coaiuitnu the .utijcit In j our urue.l cuu.lderatlon. Tbe IIucIoi-m Were Too Quick For Mint. John Regan, a horscshoor, who has been out of work und lias drunk heavily, walked Into his house at lift West Twentieth street at H' .elo.-k Inst night and held Up a two-ounce "Hi'h slieg.xs. mif," In. said, and emp tied thi.f intent uloivii liUthioal. Mlti. Regan didn't stoi.t. 1 nk what lie had taken, but run out and tuiiiitl I'ollfomuu llehr. anil ten lulu utoslHtor two doctors woro working over Ro gait witli a stomach pump. Ho was uncon scious, but they said thvy would fetch him aiound all rluht BlllllllllllllHHHBlllllllllflBTaHBfaHBlHBlH SHERMAiN HAS A GOOD LEAD. UK IS EXPBCTRD TO WIN AT THE CAU. cvb To-Monnow mam. He 1VII1 Oct OS Vote iron the nome aai IS from the Seamte. or Him More Thu Enough- W lit) Rnaaor of Ilrlbery nnd In fence Exeltemeat at Columbua. Columbus, 0.. Jan. 4. Tho Senatorial fight hero Is tho all-absorbing topic. Bonator Parkor otCluvoland has broken away from the bhor man column nnd come out In n letter to For nkor announcing that ho will voto for him. This fell llko a bomb in tho Bhorman camp, but ltwasofTsotlnafowhoursbythostntemont of Bonntor Rawlins ot Springfield that early In tho fight, when It was thought that tho Re publican voters of Clarke county woro In favor of Fornkor. ho had written to that gentleman, pledging him his support Blnco that tlmo he has bocomo convincod that the majority ot tho people of his district want Sherman returned to tho Senate and consequently he will sup port tho Mnnstlold financier and etatosmau. While this is a stand off. Btlll Rawlins's de sertion Is a severo blow to the Foraker crowd. Thoy enn HI afford to lose a voto In tho Sonate, whoro thoy now havo only six of tho twonty Republicans of that body. Tho Sherman mon also gained another Son ator this ovotilnc by the swearing in ot Oeorg E. Idon of Newark. Licking county, who was contesting Sonator Qaumer's seat. A commtt teo was appointed, who examined Men's cer tificate, signed by tho two Republican mem bers ot tho Muskingum county Roard of Elec tions, and as Gaumor only claimed his elec tion by ono voto It did not tnko tho commlttoo long to brush that aside, Tho Foraker mon in tho Sonato did not daro voto with tho Democrats to soat Qaumer for fear ot tho chargo ot disloyalty to tho party, nnd so allowed Iden to bo seated, although his pref erence ttr Sherman was well known. A commlttoo consisting ot the two Chairmen of tho caucusos Saturday Senator Ohl, on tho part of tho Senate and Representative tiaugherty, on the part of tho House wore au thorized to set tho time and place for holding tho Senatorial caucus. Both Ohl and Dough erty aro warm Sherman men and woro urged by the friends ot tho old Sonator to push tho fight now that tho advantage was clearly on tho side of Sherman, and they woro urgod to namo to-morrow afternoon nt 12 o'clock as tho tlmo. and would have so decided, out two Foraker mon pleaded with them successfully not to call tho caucus till Wednesday night in ordor to give them timo to hear from their con stituents. Soon Wednosdny night at H o'clock thu Senate and HousoRepubllcuns will moot in tlio Houso of Representatives, und John Sher ntan will be nominnted. sure, on tho first ballot Ho will receive not less than Illty-three votes to Forakcr's forty, and ho may get more. Thero are six doubtful votes. l... Pudney. Porter. Dnugherty, Lampson, Iden. and Schlitz. nnd tho Foraker men now baso their hopos on theso. Daughurty. Lnmpson. and Itlen are not placed in tho doubtful column by tho Shurman men, who nro absolutely euro of these men. Sherman will receive thirty-eight votes in tho Houso and fifteen in the Senate, thus giving him Ufty-threo, or blx more than onough. Both Sherman's nnd Fornker's headquarters are crowded to-night and tho excitement Is so Intense t lint something roust give way soon or bur-t Thoro are tho wildest rumors of bribery, intimidation, bulldozing. Ac. Hying around, but they cannot be traced to any To llable sourco. It was roported thut Korukor would withdraw to-morrow, but this is laughed at in his rooms In tho Null, and his frientls sny that if he must dio, lie will dlo in tho lust ditch. A wagor was postod In Bott Brothers' pool rooms tills morning of i&OO to S25o that John Shot man would bo reflected, but it lias ro malnod on tho board all day without any takers. Welsh and Dicks, who announce tholr Inten tion to voto for McKinley and Foster respect ively, aro boing urged by friends of both the loading candidates not to throw away their votes, but so far they remain UrnwDicks gives as his reason for voting for Foster that lie made a solemn promise not to voto for either Firo Alarm or tho Mansfield Icicle, and that ho is going to keep his word. Welsh will not glvo his reason for voting for McKinley. Tho Republicans now see n chance to "get even" for the ousting of Lau.pson from tils scat as President of the Senate two years ago. when ho said that ho was elected Lioutcnant (iovernor of Ohio, and It in reported to-night that Immediately on assembling In tho morn ing Lieutenant Governor Marquis will bo flrod anil will not tin allowed to act this weok as Piesidcnt of tho Sonate. Marquis goos out with Gov. Campbell next Monday, anyhow, and it will not make much difference except to makon marUrof him. Thero aro twenty-one Republicans in the Sen ate and ten Democrats only, nnd It can easily be done, but this action may sorao day como back to plaguo the Republicans. DID CVSTLIC DISOllET OltDERST Dr. Muncer Give ill Authority for the Htutement, Which Gen. Fry Menles. New Haven. Jan. 4. An artlclo by Gen. Jamos It. Fry In tho January Century, ontltled " Comments on tlio Cubter Rattle." has caused much talk In this city. Tho artlclo was n de nial of tho declaration made by the Rov. Dr. T. T. MungeratGon. Alfred H. Terry's funoral on Doc. 'JO. 1800. that Gon. Custor's Tato was the result of his rashness and disobedience of orders. Dr. Mungor said: ' Custer's fatal movement wns In dlroct vio lation of both verbal antl written orders. When his rashness nnd disobedience ended In tho total destruction of his command, Gon. Terry withhold tho fact of tlio disobeyed or dorsnnd sulTored nn Imputation hurtful to his military reputation to rest upon himself rather than subject a bravo but Indiscreet subordi nate to a charge of disobedience." Dr. Mungor when asked to-day how ho was. led tobpeukot Custer in his luneral soimon, bald: "Prior to tho funeral Col. Hughes, In eon veisatlon nbout Gen. Terry anil his eonnee-' tlon with tlio Ill-fated Indian wars, said that Custer had disobeyed both written und verbal mders. Ho (Hughes) had listened to tho ver bal orders and know what they wero. Oil. Hughes, however, did lint Mute tu mo tho tint hi t) of tho orders. Ho simply said that Custer had dsoboed outers. Col, Hughes said that ho bad sevotal times urgod Gen. Teny to tell the wln.li. stoiy, as it was duo li I in thut tlio whole affair should bocleured up. Toiry rcplli'il that bo did not care to dis close the Inets, ns Ituioulil stand it better than lien. Cui-tnr, who was dead. Col. Hughes sug gested that in my remarks at the funeral I should leferto tho facts. Thatlsthi.reusr.it that 1 did so. Subsequent to tho funeral Mrs. Custer wrote me, asking for my uuthoilty lu snyingth it hor husband had disobeyed orders. 1 replied that my authority wns Col. Hughes, and that If bhe would communicate with him be would undoubtedly furnish her with ull the details. That (sail thoro Is to It so far as I am concerned. My excuse tn referring to tho matter was thu suggestion from Col Hughes. Gon. Terry was a careful soldier, and If Gun. Custer had heeded his oidors. tho terrible massacre would, without doubt have Deen prevented." SlIOT UIVSELF TO AVOID AltltEST. White the Toller Wee lireuklns Into Ilia Iliiom l'utlon lataed Ilia Life. St. Louis. Jan. 4. A. P. Pattnn of Carrollton, III., committed suicide to-day while the police wero endeavoring to force open tho door to his room in order to arrest him. About three months ago he accepted tho agency of a map publishing house in Chicago, and during Sep tember ho travelled through Illinois Belling maps and charts. In many cases ho was paid with an order on a store or a check on u bank. Home of theso orders and checks were raised, and warrants wore issued for Put ton's arrest. Ho was traced to this city and finally to a room on Chouteau avenue, where ho had been liv. itig for several weeks under the namo of P, IU Lniory, This morning tho Sheriff of Oreon county, II) , and two poilcomun wont to tho house to urrest Patton. lie was in his room, but ro fusod to open tho door. After somo delay tho door was broken upon, but Putton was not visible, A closet in tlio loom was bn.ken open, and tho fugitive full out upon the lluor In tho lliioesuf dentil. On tho Hour wns found a small revoh.tr, ami a j.onilur burn mi Fulton's coat over tin. heart told fho story. He had shot himself wlillo tin. pollco were at the door, but tho clothing in the closet prevented thu report being heard by them. -IT. alt M." Stick Licorice, DajuMtionably to landing bnuul, All 4rnrUU.-a, ALICE BTODDADD'S SIOltT. She Rerntea to Repeat It, and Follecataa McGlynn Ilenlee It Tho rumors connoctlng tho namo of a pollco man of Capt Gorman's command with that of Miss Allco Stoddard ot 57 South Eighth street. Williamsburg)!, took dollnlto shnpo yestorday whon tho girl's fathor, Charles Stoddard, gavo a statement to tho rcportors who called on him. Ho said that Miss Stoddard, who Is not yet 10 rears old. loft hor homo ono night In February to visit a drossmakor on Mnray avcnuo. near Hcwos stroot Sho returned about an hour later much ngltatod and went to bod. Blnco then sho has bcon undor Mid caro ot Dr. Hanford ot Loo avenue. Sho mado a complaint to tho children's soci ety, und a notification from tho society was tho first Intimation ho rccolvod that the girl had boen wronged. In reply to his questioning sho told htm that on hor way homo from Maroy avenue sho stopped at Howes stroot and Wytho avonuo for a car. Whllo sho was waiting Po liceman E. J. McGlynn spoko to hor nnd told her no car would pass for a half an hour. Bhe rcpllod that she would watt and tho policeman answered, sho says: " I guess you won't You'll como along with mo. and it you try to run away or call out I'll blow your head off." Shu was frightened, and nccompaniod tho pollcomnn to a coal ofllco In Kent avenue. Ho oponed tho door with a pass koy and forced hor in. As she wont tn another policeman and n girl came out Sho gavo the name of tho second policoman, nnd tho records of tho Cly mer Btroet pollco station prove that tho polico man sho named was on that post during tho month lu which tho alleged unsault is said to havo been committed. Capt Gorman was Instructed from Pollco Headquurtors to investigate tho rumor. De tectives Holland and Dolan went to 57 South Eighth street and talked to tho girl. Sho ro fusod polnthlunk to mnko any complaint or to repeat the statement Iter fathor declares she madu to hint. Tho father also refused to say to the dutoctlves what ho hnd told to reporters. Ho said he had promised tho doctor and tho lawyers ho had consulted to wait until they told 1 1 1 til to make a complaint When tho detectives reportod tho result of tholr investigation Capt Gorman called Po liceman McOIvnn beforo him and told htm of tho reports that had reachod the station. Mc Glynn denied tho truth of tho ro ports, and said that tho rumors must havo been started by nn enemy. Ho does not know whom to sub poet but points to tho action of tho two citi zens who took the trouble on New Years eve to report to tho station that ho was off his post in a saloon as a proof that ho has onomles. Capt. Gorman says that until somo ono oomos forward aud makes chargos he can do no more than ho has done. Ho will report to Head quarters to-day that beyond tho rumor he can leurn nothing ot tho outrage alleged to have been committed. Among tho police of tho precinct and the friends or McGlynn. nnd ho Is very popular, tho story is not belloved. The girl is said to havo been In somo trouble with tho Children's Society nearly a yoar ago. and to havo mado chargos thon which sho withdrew when asked to swear to thorn. Sovcral of the statements niado by hor fathor havo boondcnlod. Thoro is no drossmakor in Marcy avenue within a block of Hewe strcot nnd Dr. W. H. Hanford of Loo avenue declared last night that ho had nevor heard of thu Stoddard girl. SHOT AT JltS WIFE. Frank Kneeland orOreenpoInt Believed to Have Become Inaaae, Tho sound of a pistol shot in Oakland streot Greenpolnt just after dark on Saturday night attracted Policoman Connolly from tho next stroot. As ho turned the corner into Oakland btrecthe saw Frank Kneeland ot 'Mii hobbling away with a rovolvor in his hand. Ho arrostod him, but no ono soemed to know anything ot tho shooting, nnd Kneeland wns locked up on charges of violation ot a city ordlnarfce and in toxication. When ho wus arraigned In the Lee Avonuo 101100 Court yostorday his wife told the story of tho pistol shot and Kneeland was committod for tho action of tho Grand Jury, on a chargo of assault in the llrbt degree He Is believed to bo Insane. According to Mrs. Kneeland's statement suf fering has deranged hor husband's mind. He has tiad three strokes ot paralysis during tho past three months, nnd sho has supnorteifhim by making twino. Hois 34 years old and sho is it). Tho Foresters, of which order he Is a member, learned of his distress nnd voted him JU a week. Tho money was paid on Saturday, nnd Kneeland. niter telling his wife that he hail reoolved it said ho wns going nut to got a drink. When he left tho house sho put her head out of tho window to toll him not to spend It all In drink, nsbho had no money for Sun day's dinner. Ho answorod by pointing his revolver and firing. The bullet btruck tlio woodwork of tho window. MRS. BEECDEB AXD A CltAXK. Like Sin. Raeaell Nace, She Forthwith I'ule Her Visitor Out, Mrs. Honry Ward Beochor thus describes tho visit of a beggingcrank to her houso nt Orango and Hicks streot Brooklyn, a few days ago: "I admitted tho woman myself. Sho was a Btrangor to mo end nbout 40 years old. Sho told mo lier rent was due. and that hor chil dren wore sick and her husband out of em ployment Whon I asked hor what I could do for hor, she said that I must lot hor havo SO at once. Whon I told her that 1 had not that amount ot money In tho houso Hist theu. tho woman sprang to her loot and began to itbuso me. Sho went on You. j on, tho rich Mis. Beochor. mean tn toll me thut you haven't got $tl about you? Aren't you ashau ed to Ho soV I pointed to th door and told tho woman to go out, and nfter looking nt mo very hard for u few sec onds she Went out. "Everybody knows thnt I am not rich. I rent this house. My income Is a modest ono. but it together with what 1 earn with my pen. supports mo coiufortitiily. that is all. I havH no complaints to make. Everybody from tlio ehtiiuh and nutsido ot tho church Is loving kindness Itself." DOXAUUE XOT tOl.Ult BT.IXD. Bo Say the Rullrond (Ifficluli, und Say It Very I'oalllvelr, Contr.il Railroad officials say positively that Engineer Donnhuo of the St Louis oxjiress, which crashed Into tho tail end of tho Buffalo nnd Niagara Falls express abovo Hastings Christmas ovo and killed thlrtoen pooplo. Is not color blind. Superintendent of Motlvo Power and Rolling Stock Buchnuun said yes terday that Donahue's sight was tested no longer ago than last July.nnd hetlistiugulbhud colore correctly without hesitation. The samo system of testing tho sight Is em ployed on nearly nil tho roads hereabouts. A quantity of worsted containing all thu colors of the rainbow and a few MIicih besides is spread out on a tabic. Tho man to submit to the tust conies In nlono bufoie tho curnitier and picks out stiatnlsof encli color and names them ns ho picks them out. A siuglo mistake menus tho loss of his place. Theao tostb uro mado about onco a your. SI'OtOJtT IS 31'QBOltY. William, It Appenr", Uaa Two Name, Only One ol Which In Faanoue. Judgo ISurrett has grantod an ordor substi tuting " William McGlory, also known as Wil liam MeGrory and una McGrory," for plain Billy McGlory, Ian summons gtvon la a civil firocee.llnglnthe Supremo Court It seems hat Billy very conveniently has two names, and refused to answer a summons to William, McGlory In a suit brought by Slcmund Ashnar to recover on a note of Ti.tH Tor cigars fur nished for the Fouituenth street dlvo. It also appears that Anna McGlory, his wife, who also signed the note " McGlory," holds property In thu name of McGrory. The Graad Jury Will laveatlcata Thla Aeeldeat. B. E. Btlmson, Thaddeus C Miller, Philemon Tllllon, and Robert W, Retd, who were arrested accused ot criminal neglect In the construc tion of tho new thootrn at the cornor of Jack son nvonuo and Ninth stroet. Long Island City, which collapsed last Tuesday. Injuring nine men. wero arraigned bofori) Mayor (Reason jnsterduy. Tho men wero not ready to go on with tho uasu, and at their request the lieaiilig wax postponed until rrlday next 1'ivo ot the injured men itr still In thu hospital. It Issaliltlto matter will be presented to. thu present (Jiieuns county Grand Jury by the Board of Health, who condemned the building und ordered work discontinued tho day of tho uccldcut First Through Car for California Laavee New Torlt to-day on tbe North Shora Limited, via hw York Central. Accommodation! tMutd lijr will la M, 0. Beach, 418 Bro4way,-Xa, TH11EE NAMES SELECrED. A 8TEV rilELlMlXAUY TO THE AV 1'OIXlllEXT OF A BIbUOV. It U Raid thnt Father Mitchell. Father Car roll, or Father McNamarn May Be the Hnccevsor ol Blehop 1-oncchlla. Tho first step toward tho selection ot a suc cessor to Bishop Loughllu has boon taken. Tho lrrcmovablo rectors nnd diocesan con suitors ot Brooklyn met last Thursday and dscldod on tlio names ot threo priests which aro to bo submlttod to the Bishops ot tho ecclesiastical provlnco of Now York nnd to tho Popo. Tho Bishops will moot and consider tho names, and It they np provo tho selections of tho Brooklyn prlo-ts thoy will forward to Romo a list containing thoso threo names. It thoy do not they will mnko up a now list Ono or two of the names on the list of tho Brooklyn priests may bo on it or It may bo composed of throo other names. From tho namos on tho two lists tho Popo will probably chnoso Bishop Loughlln's successor. Ho may, howover, appoint somo ono not mentioned on either list Tho meeting on Thursday was In Arch bishop Corrlgnu's resldcnco In Madison avonuo. Thoso prosent woro tho Vory Rov. Michael May, tho pastor of tho Church of tho Holy Trinity In Montroso avenue, nnd tho administrator of tho diocese: tho Rov. Mlchaol J. Moran of tin Church of tho Nativity In Classon avenue, tlio Rov. J. A. Hartnott Presldont of St. John's Collego; tho Rev. Martin Cnrioll of tho Church of St Vlncont do Paul lu North Sixth streot tho Rov, Thomas Taaffo of St. Patrick's Church In Kent avenuV. tho Rov. Dr. Joseph P. O'Connell of tho Church of St Mary Star of tho Sea In Court street tho Rov. P. J. McNnmara of tho Church of Our Lady of Morcy In Dcbovoiso ilaco. tho Rov. Edward Corcoran of St. Joseph's ;hurch In Paclllo street and tho Rov. Anthony Arnold of All Saints' Church In Throop avenue. Archbishop Corrlgnn presided, but ho hnd nnvnlco in tho selection of tho namos. Dr. O'Connell wnschoson Secretary. Beforo trans ncting any other business tho nine priests each declared that in making his selections ho would not bo lnlluoncod by favoritism or ror sonnl reasons, hut would act as ho believed for the best Int rests of tho diocese. Slips of paper woro distributed among tho priests. Bach wroto throe nimes on a slip, designating each namo as olther"dlgnus" (worthy), "dlgnlor" (moro worthy) or "dlgnisslmus" (must worthy). Tho slips wero placed in a gold chalice. On tho first ballot threo names had a majority, and Archbishop Corrlgan declared them tho choico of tho priests. Whon tho meeting wns about to adjourn ono of the priests asked Archbishop Corrlgan if it would ho a violation of the rules of the Church to tell the public who tho throo piiosts selectod were. Tho Archbishop said that no rulo would be brokon by making tlio names public, but ho told the priests that ho believed It would bo well to keep the result of tho meeting a secret Ho said thnt as at least two of the priests on the list could not bo made Bishop he consid ered thut when tho Popu mado tho appoint ment It would bo. to sny tho least, emburrass Ing to tho clergymen not selected. It wns possible, tho Archbishop pointed out that tlio Popo would not mnko any ot tho men on the list Bishop of Brooklyr. Yesterday some of tho priests in Brooklyn learned what took place at tho meeting. Last night one of them, who said he had excellent authority for Ills statement told a Sun re porter tho names of the threo clergymen se lected. Ho said that tho Rov. .Inmes H. Mitchell, for many years ono of Bishop Loughlln's right hand men. was chosen as most worthy: tho Rev. Martin Carroll of tho Church of St. Vincent do Paul, moro worthy, and the Rov. P. J. MeXainara of thu Church of Our Lady of Mercy, worthy. Nono of tho priests who at tended the meeting would say anything nbout tho choico of the names last night. All of tho three priests mentioned nru well known, not only In Brooklvn. but In other dioceses. Tho churches presided over by Fathers Car roll and McNtunara aro among tho most prosperous In Brooklyn. Fathor Cur roll and rather McNamara were born In Ireland, but mado their studies for the priest hood in till country Fathor Curroll at tho Enzarists' Seminary In Nhienru. N. Y.. and Father McNamara at tho Sulpicians' Sominary in Baltimore. Each is about CO years old. Father Mitchell was born In Astoria about forty yeurs ago, aud was educated for tho Jiriesthood in the Sulpicians' Seminary in ilontreal. He acted as Bishop Loughlln's sec retary, and has greut influence lu tho Brook lyn dloceso. Dr. O'Connell. tho Secretary of tho meeting, made out In Latin two accounts of tho pro reeding of the mooting. Ono of thoso is to bo forwarded to the Tope by Archbishop Corrl gan. and tho othor will bo placed before tho Bishops of tho dloceso when thoy meet It was sold yesterdny thut tho Bishops had acted, but Mgr. McDonnell. Archbishop Corrignn'u secretary, told u roporter labt night that they had not met yet. It is prnbablo that tho appointment of tho new Bishop by tho Popo will not bo made for six months. The record of every candidate will bo examined in Rome, nutl thu authorities thore will not act hurriedly, it is suid that on tho list to be sent by tho Bishops will bo tho namo of nt least ono New York priest Mgr. Parlor. Archbishop Corrigun's Viear-Gcnoral, is spokon of as that one. Futlior May, tho ndinltilstratnr of the Brook lyn dlocoso. hits appointed Fathor Mitchell Chancellor and bocrotaryof tho dloceso. Ry virtue of his powers In theso ofilces. Father Mitchell will reside In the episcopal residenco In Greeno and Cloinmnt avenues, and perform duties which will practically make lilni administrator. WAS HIE GRAVES JURY BRIBED f It la Hatd the Ilefrnce Will Charge thnt the Jurj Wuat Tampered With, Denver, Jan. 4. It was announced to-night that Dlsttlct Attorui.) Stevens had placed beforo tho Grand Jury the sworn statements of Deputlos Wilson mid Means regarding Dr. Graves's allogod confession, which implicates Col. Ballou. Public, sentiment appears strongly In favor of tho condemned, und sensnllonnl develop ments nrc jtromised by the counsel for tho do fonco within tho next few (lass. It Is un derstood that chargos aro being prepared nguiiibt tho jury on tho giound that their ver dict must havo been influoiiced. Tho motion for a new trial will bo argued on Thursday, itnd thu case will bo taken to thu Supremo Court. Dr. Graves wns scon this afternoon In his cull utthe county jail. lie denies over having minlu a coufcbslnn. anil asserts that if lie goes to thogullows his lubt woids will be. "1 um in nocent." John Conrad has received a telegram from the Plnkerton aguuoy in Chicago billing that Col. Ballon left lor l'rovideiiiu this nitenioou ut.'l o'clock Via tho Luke nluiiurniitu Refer ring to Dr. Ur.ivort's ullogLd eonleasieii. the Denver 'Yims to-night sus: " Whether guilty ot .innocent every fi co-Lorn American eitlen. like Dr. (..i.ivei, is i nillinl tu tuir ticiitment nt tho haiiiin of the Ul cers of tho taw uud tin. iies. litnt lliu Doctor has been most bi utility i.ern. cuted by both slncu his convktiuii mi Saturday night Is apparent to uveiy fair-minded person. Tim statements madu uy tho deputy slieulTiand tln.ll" roported elloitn tu gain confessions from the well uigh crazed man uud his hysterical wifo havo hud tho effect of turning public sentiment vrryinuch in tho convicted man's favor. Tho powers of a deputy sheriff nro not moiiarelil till, und when the) lire transcended hu should bo punished as suveiulyas u julvato citizen. Tlie methods nf Sheiilt Burton's deputies have for u long time been openly criticised ny the best people of Denver us unwarranted ami Indefensible. It lb, tlieiofore. surprising tuiit the morning papers should have treated their statements with such respectful consideration. It will baudisgiaco to Denver II thu actions of the deputy sheriffs bolnro, during, and sinco I lib Graves trial are not thoroughly und of ficially Investigated, lu tho Intoiest of tho good name of Denver It is likely that tlio citi zens will jnuku the demand beforu tho week Is over." Mrs. Graves Is reported to be worse A Bla; Fire la Weatfleld, Tlukyicld, Jan. 4. A flro startod lu tho office of tho Wostfleld trader at 'J o'clock vus terduy morning. Tho town has no water works and practically no Firo Department The flames spread to adjoining frainu build ings, and beforo they wero got under control at ; o'clock by thu Lllyubtth Kilo Department which had sent help tu tho toun.u wholo block of buildings was in ruins. Among tho do.en btllldlugs limned was ono oeeuinutl by thu Woniun's Christlun Tuniperiinco Union. 'Jhu ofllco of tho Wostfleld Ntuulartt was ulso Suttod und a brand now printing press was estroyed. The total loss is estimated at front t&0.000 to $75,000, which Is partially covered b insurance. It u not known how the flro farted. nAnusr CHAPMAN .VJS.SJAO. Feeaned from Ilia ICouae In the Abetnee or la Nurae. Hawloy Cliapmnn, tho Imhoctlo husband nf Cora Chapman, who was shot by Herbert Bearvant hlsnurso, on Nov. US. disappeared lustovcnln? from his homo at U3 St Marks nvonuo. Brooklyn. Chapman's mind hroko down ovor n year ago, after living nt high pressuro for throo or four years. Soon after tlio shooting Charles Herman wns omployod to tnko Searvant's placoas nurse, nnd Mrs. Agnos Clifford, Mrs. Chapman's mother, also wont to livo In tho house. Thoro was no special alarm ovor Chapman's condition, but tho nttrso generally accom panied htm In his rnmblos around tho neigh borhood. About half past 0 o'clock last even ing, when tho nurso was on his way to tho hos pital with somo oysters for Mrs. Chapman, nnd whllo Mrs. Clifford vviib engaged In another part of tho house. Mr. Chiunnan put on his hat nntl coat ami slipped out of tho houso. It was not until two hours nlterwurd that tho police woro notlllud. Mrs. Clifford said last night: ', Knowing thnt Hawloy was In tho hnblt of railing on Mr. Wehstor at U4 St Mark's tivetiuo, I sent the nurso thorp. Tho nurso found that Hawloy had railed nt Mr. Webstor's and remained thoro for a few moments. Wo could find no truco of him after ho loft Mr. Webster's. Ho had only a few dollars in his pocket. 1 suspect ho has gono ovor to Now York. Thero nro plnces in Eighty-sixth struct Seventy-fourth street. Third avenue, and Lexington avenue whero hu has boon In tho habltot vlstlugwlth the nurso, anil I havo no doubt whatovor that ho has gono to ono of theso places, and will turnup all right." Mrs. Chapman Is now considered out of danger, und will probably bo nblo to leave tho hospital within a week or ten days. STABBED AT A CUVRCU DOOIt. A Religion Controversy Reeotted la Mur der When Veapera Mere Over. MoujjTCAnviEL. Jan. 4. This city wns thrown into a high stnto of excltomont last ovcnlng by a murdor which was committed boforo tho doors ot tho St Avonlan Church. Early yester day afternoon, whllo John Sadusklo, Michael Chumas, nnd John Stephens, members of tlio congregation, woro walking along Main street an argument nroso between them on somo ro llgious quostion. It was continued all afternoon, and after 7 o'clock, whllo tho young men wero on their way to church, it was renevvod. Tho mon bu camo vory bitter against each other, and, as Sadusklo wa i opposed by Stephens and Chu mas, ho mado an effort to get away from them, aud when ho cuterod thu church ho took a seat near tho altar, while Stephens ni.d Chumas seated themselves In the rear. At the end of the services they waited until Sadusklu reached tho door, when they joined him and reopened the argument Snduskiu protosted, but they kept on, snylng ho wns afraid to stand und hold up his end. It was ovident from their action thnt they wished to tiunrrel with him. Saduskio accused Chumas of being the eauso of thu trouble, and hnd no sooner mado tho assertion than Chumas drow from his overcoat pocket a hugo dagger, which he plunged into Sadus kiu's breast. Tho blndo penetrated his right lung and Sadusklo dropped to tho pavoment Stophens nnd Chumas tied, leaving tholr vic tim in a dying condition. Ho recoverod sufficiently to makon state ment In which ho accused Chumas of tho crlmo and Stephens as an accessory. Olllcors wor sent In search of the two men, but they hail left tho town and are still at large. Saduskio dlod shortly aftor making his statement QAISZA SCBItOVXDED. Bla Horace are In Bad Flight aad Troopa are on Every Side of Illm- Lieedo, Tex.. Jnn. 4. A reliable party j'ust in from tho scene of Garza's operations re ports that Garza's men aro in a sorry plight as regards their horses.. Tho hoi sea with which his mon wero mounted several weeks ago were, all grass fed. Tbe hard usago that thoy have been put to since, in a section of country whore thero Is no corn or hay to bo had and the grass on the rango entirely drlod up, has about used up theso horses. It Is hardly possible that the command can bo kept together very long dismounted. The necessities of tho ruso can be appreciated when it is known that thu United States cav alry operating In that soction of tho country urn Buppliod with forago hauled on ox curts from Laredo. Garza Is surrounded In tho chaparrol. In the extreme northwestern corner of Zapata coun ty, by United States troops und rangers, and It is ntiuobt Impossible for hirn to escape, olther to tho northward or In the direction of Moxlco. Svs Antomo, Jnn 4. Skirmishing of nn lu decisivo character continues between Unltod States troops and Garza's rovi luttonists In Starr and Duval counties. Tho bandits being moro active and bettor acquainted with tho brushy und brokon character of tho country, continuo to eludo tholr pursuers without seri ous loss, meanvvhllo remaining In tho Hold nntl gathering fresli necossions every day either In mon or moral support on both sides of tho Rio Grande. Desplto this fact Gon. David S. Stanley, com manding this department feols cnnlldont of either suppressing or driving Garni from American soil with tho forces now in the field. A WOULD-BE TRAIX 1HIECKER CAUOllT. The Pnneencera, Who Had a Narrow E citpe, Wuaied to Lynch Him on the Hpot, RociihhTER. Jan. 4. Tho passengers on tho train leaving Windsor Bench, on tho Romo. Watertown and Ogdonsburg road, at 11 o'clock this morning, had a narrow tscape. Tho train consisted of tho engine, bnggngo car, and two passougcr coaches, and tho toadies wero crowded. Near Rattlcsnnko Tolnt tho road makes a sharp curve, ond horo tho engineer saw a man a short distanco ahead leave tho tiuck and run up tho hill. Tlio brakes woro instantly ap plied and tlio engine came to a standstill only ten feet from a three-Inch plank fa-toneil be tween tho rails, with tho evident intent if ditching tin. tr iln. Tho engineer and tlruuiau cavn chase and captured tint man. When tlio passengers learned what had hni.penid there worn eriesof " l.vnch hint 1" "Hang him !" nntl " Kill blni I" Thu prisoner was uot injured, lewever. lie was brought to Rochester on tho tiaiu and bunded ov ur tu thu police. He gives his name ns John Abel, and claims to llvu In the city. His stt.rvls that in i.uiy Ingtlic plank, Which he ioiiuil in thu Genesee Rfvur. bo Inviiino ulariin'il ut t!.o npplnich ol tl.it limn uud iln iveil It t. pmvent being ruuovei. jiruiuii: it.ti.iux. l!e Qoc. Ut Sim J'liiucltfco tor it IVlaoncr null Urt Locked li, Svn FitvMisco. Cal , Jim. 4. About three months ago William Lalton, a detective of Jersey Cit)'. was sent out hern to get John II j er, who wns under arrest foi embezzlement It was alleged hu hud upproprlutud $U,000 of his employer's money and ducumped with tlio coin and Ills employer's niece, whom ho per suaded to become Mis. Ilvur without huriin clc's coi.sent Tho young couple weie on tho eve of sailing for Jul an when Jlyor und his wile u'ete anested antl locked up at the police, station. 'I hoariest was made nn information forwarded to Chief Crowley by tin. Chief of Police of Jeisev City, ond Detective- Daltou camoon immediately. On arriving hero tho doteetlvo found that Hyer bad employed an ntttorney The at torney has been leading Dalton such u morry chase eluco then that Daltou. In dsgut went ou u bprep, und on Dec. 17 wn committed to tho Home for Inebriates liver's attorney has got out a writ of habeas corpus, thu hearing un which Is set for Jan. ID. Cigar Dealer .File wood Dronard, FATEnsoN, Jnn. 4.-Ernest O. M. Filewood.n cigar dualui at 1! Court sttoet. Brook bit, was drowned in tho Passaic River ut Warren's Point, noar this eit), thlh ultetnoon. Hocumu here with u party who wished to look at somo hind put iiplursalii hv the EnstPutui soul Jind Cnipaiiy. Tho imiperty Ison the Eilo Rnllioid's Ber gen count 1 short cut. The llioaduuv bridge Is broken down und thu party uttemptud lociu-s iiverlo l'alerson by liout Tlio river Is swollen, nnd thu boat which was very leaky, wus cup sized. Mr. Filewood was swept away and drownod. His body bus not boon recoverod His com panions escaped with their Uvea alter a hard trusglt. WILL SHE BE PROSECUTED ! H A GOOD DEAL YEI TO BE TOLD A ROUT IH MILS. MI.XICK'S TRUXK8. M Whnt m the Influence that Secured th JH Cniirte-lesofthe Port" OirThral-Tho. H V. H. Urand Jury to Take Hold of the Caaa, An Important conference, lasting until dusk. H took placo yesterdny at tho Custom HcAise. H Thero woro present Collector Hendricks, Sut H voyor Lyon. Col. Dudley F. Pholps ot tho Law H Division, nnd Asslstnnt United States District H Attorney Evarta, Tho United States Grand IH Jury assembles to-day, and tho matter under discussion wan tho advisability of continuing H tho prosecution ngaltist Mrs. Mary Mlnnlck. H arrosted nutl now undor ball on tho charge of smuggling $10,000 worth ot Pads gowns for N)H Mine. Connelly, tho Fifth nvonuo dressmaker. Collector Hendricks dlroctod the releaso ot tho drossos on tho pnymont ot $3,400 oustoms ,H duties on tho dresses nnd tho filing ot a bond fortd.GOO. which Indemnities tho Government .H for that amount In enso tho Unltod States Die- dH trlct Attorney's ofllco establishes tho charge H of smuggling against Mrs. Mlnnlok. ,H H oaino out at s est onlay's couferonce that 'H Col. Goorgo Bliss had boon retained to repre- ,H sent Jnh j1 Fitzgerald, tho husband nt Mm. H Connelly. Mr. Fitzgerald Is u well-knuwa obbbbbbbbbbb! politician of Boston. Ho was on his wedding bobbbbbbbbbI trip with his wiro. Mme. Connolly, when they IbbbbbbbbbH met Mrs. Mlnnlck In Pails. Mrs. Mlnnlok had 'H formerly been employed by Mme. Dono- jTH van as n designer. In that capacity bbbbbbbbbbbI she hud visited Paris and copied tho doslgni i' obbbbbbbbbbb! or famous Parisian modistes. But Mme. Con. iH nelly had offered her n higher salary, and, It It -H alleged, that when they mot in Paris Mrs. 4aH Mlnnlck became Mrs. Connelly's emploreo nnd iH f ecu red thu dresses which woro solzod oa H arrival bore by Chief Storey of Surveyor Lyon's 'H Mr. Fltrgcrald was greatly chagrined at the aH charge. Ho Insisted that thu duties ot&l.iOO H should bn paid promptly Ho then requested '.oH Col, Bliss as attorney to pay all tho penalties - bbbbbbbbbbbI of tho transactions represented lu tho bond 'bbbbbbbbbbbI forU.fiOD ''IbbbbbbbbbbbI Thu evldonco against Mrs. Mlnnlck will b amH submitted, hovvevor. tn tho Unltod State H Grand Jury to-day. Tho conference In Col- '; fH lector Hendricks's office yesterday wns for the H purpose ot ascertaining Whethor Mr. FltZ- bbbbbbbbbbbI go-aid's check for Stkoou could not bo acoeptod CH antl tho matter dropped. Collector Hondrlcka taH was opjiosed to nny such prucooding, and ha ?H vvassupnorted by Mr. Evnrts and Mr. Phelps. 'ibbbbbbbbbbI It was finally determined to loavo tho whole lH matter to tho United States District Attorney. H Should Mrs. Mlnnlck bo Indicted nnd convicted H of smuggling the uond given by Mr. Fitzgerald H Will bo forfeited in tlio legal Way. .bbbbbbbbbbbI Mrs. Mlnnlck is tho wife of William Mlnnlck. H contractor, of tho Eighteenth district It was t obbbbbbbbbbb through his Instrumentality, remotely, that bH thocourtoslos of tho port wero obtained for B his wife. Assistant Appraiser Joseph 0. Big- .'ol liu met Mrs. Mlnnlck on thu dock, nnd ut the oobbbbbbbbbi tlmo he wns believed to be mlxod up In the 1 affair. Special Treasury Agent J. C. Cum- H inings investigated, and on his report the 1 Treasury Department at Washington exonor- 'bH nted Mr. Bigliu from any guilty knowledge. H If tho case comes to trial Interesting details H uro anticipated. B Mil. CLARK WILL PAT SOUETDIXO. M lie Snjx He Gnre Away the Boa; that Bit L'ddle Hnll t hen It Waa a, Pnp. H W. Campbell Clark of tho Clark Thread Com pnny denies tho ownership of the dog which H caused tho horrible death of little Eddie Ball H ot Harrison. N. J. Ho said yestorday that ha H gavo tlio dog to his driver. Andrew Fagan. H when it wan throe months old. Ho wanted to H drown the pup. which was tho runt of a litter bbbbbbbbbbI of four, but Fagan begged for It and was al- H lowed to keep it It wus a full-blooded mas- H tiff from an imported English dam. The H others of tho samo litter are in good health oobbbbbbbbI ami fine condition. Mr. Clark has volunteered H to pay tho oxponses for medical attendance H and interment Adam Groel visited the be- JjTH reaved widow yestorday as a representative ot Mr. Clark, his employor. H Harold Ball, the U-yoar-old brother ot the H boy who died of hydrophobia on Sunday. H shows no sign ot tho torrlblo disease, bat has H boon mndo oxtroraoly nervous, by. vtaltors who 'H watched him curiously and epoaulatod about aTH his fate. Tho physicians have given positive H ordors that ho must not bo annoyed or In- BtatatLt formed of tho causo of his brothel's doath, H THE BCALF-aRAFTIXQ EXPEBIMEXTi H It Caanot Be Completed la Mr. WLteaVs fl Caae, lut the Uncovered Fart Is Ueallag. Mrs. Minnie Wllck. the wife of Herman WUok. H who owns a steam laundry at Twenty-third H street and First nvonue, was scalped on Deo. H 26, 1800, by hor hair being caught In the ma- kH rblnery of tho laundry. Sho was taken to Bollevuo Hospital, whero tho doctors deolded ftVH to try skin grafting. Mora than half the part H exposod healed under tho skin-grafting treat- IH nient nnd now only a placo about 5x4 tnchos jH remains open. Over that howover, tho graft- aVaVayfl cd skin refusod to adhere, and two months ago H tho doctors decided toabandon tho experiment H and leavo a skin to form of its own accord. jB Dr. Glisnit, who is in charge of tho case, said afaWaWayj yesterday thnt granulation had ceased and ITawaVal that tho epithelium promised to oovor the raw H I lace. Ho declined to sny whon tho patient EbbbbH might leave tlio hospital, but ho thought If She oobbbbbbbbI continued to improve as sho had improved H during the pnst fovv wcoks that tho wound H would bo entirely healod beforo the ond of the IfgtAtAtR; eur. JiaVaWa Put Ont of tho HooTmua Uonaa, raooooooi James Upshur, who says ho Is a son of Boar H Admit nl Upshur, attracted the attention ot H ovcty ono In tho Hoffman House cutd at 12 jH o'clock lnst night by knocking two glasses H from the bar. Hilly Edwards attempted to put jB him out and received a blow in tho fuoe that almost took him off his foot Upshur and iooooooooool Edwaids gra. pled und vvert. soon rolling on tltnlloor. With thn help of Detectlvo Jacobs, V Upshur was at last put out of the hotel. It was said that hu had been ejected lu tho after- nuon for making a disturbance. Iliirxtlw; "f a Water Mala. A water main In Fulton place, near Llv- iVMVMj fngston street. Ilrooklvn. burst lnst night and tlio How Of waf or Ullllcl milled tho Collar Walls 'bbbbbbbbbbI of tho extension In course ot erection to Fred B Looser ,V Co. 'h.li j goods establishment jSjVa The iron girders und beams supporting ths ) extension gavo way. und tho entire two stories heluw tho sidewalk collapsod. The entire jVaWfl foundations fortho cellar as well as tho walls ooooooooooi will havo to bo rehild. and tho loss It is thought aoooooofl uiuy reach 'J0.0OO. -ooooooooool Tho Weather. ..jVgVJH Tliere la a icneral liurometrlu tlcpreaaloa orerylytng Hie . aiMcrn lia f uf the country, except the louth Atlas- H tu Fin'.., wl.iru Hie j.re.hiiro la blgo. Thedepreaaloa. I. irrwular in ornt, lint unty a.aunie definite outline Hiil.i) ut. I ciuixIiIkIi "In.Uui.il light inuo- over the H Ut . . mill tlie inMil.t Atlttntie unit ew Knaiand btatea, It i.j. .tiuiihuL.iirtluy in Vtrmnnt, nortbeinitew J Yuri , !'t mi.) Ilium, Olth, aiet lirbieat, anil ralnlaf iu Jliuiie .mil Canada .l.i iiliere It wa.latr. Tin. cold ware ceutruit In Hie ea.iern yarl of tbe lata IH rcinon. mi i Canada, the zero Ih.u ticltix luuanod to the & i ttttr district uutl M ,c ilKtn. Tlie freezing line resetted j M.utli In the ea.t Uuir anil to the centra of Florida. 'aoooooooi Kllliinrfro.t reaihcd ahnos' tu tie extreme (outturn .sboooobbobi eniliif r.orlila for tlio flr.t time this winter. Tbe cold t .ooooooooooi iKiiiovliiKea.tTi jril.louly. .nil la followed by atllgtttly Ibbboooo! lilcur it rupcralinef.oia tbe ctutreot tbe country. It iVooooool Mlllimna up ery.lul lu tble neighborbriod and wlU r "LAH Le(rim7 to lOil. ureei belo (reLiiiu ILL rooralut. Joooooooool Ibere ta now a pru.peit that ice will form In tbe up- vooooooooo per part ot ll.o state cl liutf tbo upji.r lluilaon and flooooooool Ibe caiula Tlie tcn.pr itute ta not eitrem.ly low, ijaaooooooa but it la generally beiniv ireeilng over Ibe entire couo. aJBaoloool try, excipttlie Uulf stitc. In I IU. city tbe luHtat oillclal temperattira yettarday noooTaooi waa2o , bllte.i, 'JK'; ai erase bumldity, fSper c.nl.i LBtaool wliidnen aui1.outl.weit; aietae velocity, 14 mlleass flH hour. A.pnnMeutiuow fell at nlgbt. 'Laaoooi Ibe tlierniuuieter at I'crrj'e pberuiacy tn Ti m ttoooooj building reiortlrd Hie temjeratuieyeatanlay at foUowl Tl SA.M 1; 21' a .10 Pit 18. 80 H HAM Hi "I'M 22 26 afafafaf tlA M HI' M -' iT oooooooi UM -I' 12 VI d -ii' 27 H A.e u." .?;W M .,u l!' "II Jim. Is'.H ' H tu, ,l iiniii.r mi. r, H lr .oiillie.tcrn Ne erk. iiiiluillng l.'inr I.landl H at.ii for Mtf.tiiii lutineLtlctil atnl iiortbrrn .New Jeriey, lul.t .imu iulitl ouriuer, soutberly H uiinl., lur Wi hi 1 1) fir n itlotur) temiieraturo. H I 11 l'l J. i..il riireia.tONIiUL l e ..iitst.r.iN tin Kr a it nvp.r, )H .nr.Ni I iigUiul .uow tturriea, i.ilder, eiieptats- oootloooi tlouary temperature .it lllock I.laud, It. I,; nortbvMt oootsi BK aV for At J'era, PrnntitwuU, JVVut J.rtey, JlaTaaara, asa oool JfaryfiuuT, asm fiutitti tLati9arjf lcaaratara J farluHi , saooi aiMo, oooooooool