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ML 2 ' THE SUN, "WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 3, 1804. -'
B the hospital to iTtf h Apr", nil patients chars! HM with attempted suicide Ming guarded by police. HjB The officer said thateitrly in the morning Appo HH had asked him for n pap-r to rend. The officer HH gave it to him, when Appo remarked. "I wlh I HM was dead ami out of the world." " How til It Jj happen?" asked tho ofllcer. "1 did It myself," Appurcp'led. HJI Mr. OolT went nt this witness mvagely. 1 ho witness was not very IntolUgnnt. lint he l stuck doggedly to his story. Sir. Uoff rlillculetl I him mercilessly. The wltnee pronounced I bunco " " btinso," and appeared not n be aware I of the fart that there Is an "h" In hospital, and I tlnff ridiculed htm with use of Iheseirolstakes, but failed to rnttle the officer. ... HjV Chairman l.eiow took the witness In hand, I after he had remarked, lit answer to Mr. (Infra R Question why he had not talked morowItliAppo. I I didn't raro whether he-was dead or sllyc' ( Mr. Lexow Is that your feeling? A. -It's all HI' the same to me. I g.-Why? A. Ironslilcrcdlhlmapretty hard Hi (J.- Were you ever chargodwlth dubbin?? Hf ' Convicted? A.-Ves. .... HJ p.-And you sworo that youtilld not do the HI clubbing? A. Ye. M . (j. Hut the Commissioners .tail not lielteve I ! you? A. Well, titer convicted tne. HI Mr. I,exow Well. I will not ki Into that now. HI Mr. Huff Well, he is one of the ninety, and J I weruayas well ttnlh with him now. . , , Hi y.-vnit were lined twcnty.lvoday for club Hi blng Casey? A. Yes. Hi U. And fit e days for clubbing Ott? A. Noj HI I hit Henry Ott with a pitcher. Ha (j. Hut you knocked Casey down with aclub? H A. No, he was down. H Mr.tlntT Well, that Is worse. .... .. H Mr. (loff then took up the roenrd of the wit- nets and found that hn had Iwentrled on sixteen different charges and had fifteen convictions. four of them for brutal asmult. The third charge on which the witness was t onvlrted and H for which he was sentenced to lose one-half ! day'apayvtas for "talking with females." I ' There wns only one female,'' said thowlt- ncs, wlthn grin. O. The fourth trial In which jouweroenn- it vlrted by the lloird was for assaulting 11 citizen h with a Pitcher? A. Ye. I, -what were you doing with the pitcher? lil A. It was it growler. U., Mixed ale? A. No, lieer. 1 0. Were yuil ever brought to trial In the a courts for smashltiK pitcher mcr ft citizen's J head? A.- No. , w HJ y. You were never brought to trlsl for any of HJ jotiroltences to trial In tlii'tourts? A. Casey Hi brought a civil action for S'.'.uHi. HJ U. v 011 never heard of it again? A. No. HJ l. .Could he have recovered on Judgment? HJ y." t You have ncer Iwcn a wanl man, then? HQ y.Vn'ur tenth trial was for being drunk and Hf assaulting two persons? A. I do nut admit H that I paid a tine for the assault: It wasfurthe H drunk. Thirty days' pa). H .Mr. Lexow You were lined only ten days' pay H tor assaulting another person. et J oil think H yon were lined thlity for being drunk 1 H I Mr. (liiir-Oh.t standing In it doorway Is a H I greater nlfence than assaulting 11 t Itlzen, In tho I inlndsof the I'ollce Commissioner". I y.-You stiy you were not found utility of as I satillln this tenth trial? A No. II y. Well, the specifications are that you I knocked down n fifteen) tar-old iclrl, and as- I saultcd ayoitiiKman.wluiBe teeth you brnke.nnd f It In the record that the I ommlssloners unanl. K I moitsly said that the charges were true. You W, J are a tine specimen of an ofllcer. Senator Bradley The Commissioner are as I bad for not breaking htm. , , I I y.-You sworo on that trial that vou had not. I I ttstcd whiskey in fifteen months, yet ) our Cap- I ,( tain and the police surgeon swore ou were' I I tirunk. You testllleil that you had on that day I f taken tiulnlne, two capsules, iiud a glass of hot I f lemonade, and under the Influence of those ex. I I citing inetllcliies you knocked down poor little r I Maggie Cox and tiroke poor Kyle's teeth. We r wilt excuse you. Mr. Oflker, that ou may now I pursue your brilliant and meritorious career on I the force of the finest. The ofllcer made his way out through the I other elghty-nlno clubbers, and they looked 1 Very unhappy as he paed them by. I moss's iieminiscemes ami statistics. 1 Then Mr. Moss resumed his statement. If ho I set naught down In mullce. he certainly spartd I hothlng. He revived and rehearsed t cry police I acandal of the last ten years. He made the up- 1 tountry Senators sit up In acute attention with I lis stories of the old Tenderloin das. "To r Which matters I am know In if." said Mr. Moss. ) lie told of tho da s when things ran wide open; I , it hen tho antl-crimo society w ould get a saloon's I 1 Jcenso reoked, and u new lltvuae for the I .tme place, but In a new name, would Ik I Issuetl almost licfore the Ink of rutocatlou u wasdrlfd; whon disreputable houses were neer S raided: when the Ha) market, the Silver Orlll, ft and other places of their kind flourished; when ft the White Klephant was trumpeting aloud; Ir when faro banks with free wine for the ula)ers It could l found In e erv block, and w hen " raid- II lng a house" was n labor which never disturbed II the leisure of the police. U Then became to his record again. He had V , found by long and diligent search of the records "sJ of the I'ollce Commlssionera that a majority of t the officers now on tho force have seeral con- I vlctlona against them; that they generally deny 1 the charge 011 oath, which presumes perjury lu I cases of conviction; that there Is not a single In- I stance or the Commissioners trying or even reprlinaiullnt an ofllcer for such lerjury, and not n single Instance of the Commissioners bringing a mm to trial in court after they themselves upon trial found him to be guilty of telnny. Ills records of trial with all the par- titular to thueaes only Included those which B bavo taken place betuteu Jan. 1, 1HII1. and May 1, 1HIM, but he lutein brief tiauscrlpt of H all the charges made against all the members of the force since the municipal force was orgau I trcd. The reconls show that each ) tar there J were a number of ofllters convicted of crime m who are at ome returnetl to duty: In fact, they are seldom suspendetl. althoujli In addition to tho crimes for w hlrh the) are found guilty they I lire provetl perjurers. It the Commission. I 1 rs' tlntllngs urn corret t. Within the dates mentlonetl the Commlssionera held ll.timi ffjj trials. The sententes run from the for fm fcltnr) of one-half day's pay to tlis- 1 inLs'al. Home of the orteuces cliargetl are; B Criminal lieKligence. 1'.'; oppression, 1'.'; ussaull B M In the first degree, fid; ussault In the second tie 1 cree. -tO; crime ugitlnit nature. 1; resulting In font It Hon but not not in dismissal, attempted I rape, t. There were 117 misdemeanors and 4il felonies. One officer was convicted of carelessly handling his pistol and killing a citizen, and he was tlned ten days' pu). '1 here were two cases In which officers were convicted of the false registration of cltlmis, for which they wero llnetl three tl.is'piiy t-Htli. On Feb. I, 1 HIM. the Comml'slomm' ifocket recordetl fifty-six cases undecided, runiilng bark to as far as Keb. 10, m J Kill. There were 111 all during tho time tov m ercd by his table sixty-one dismissals, four of H them for asaiilt, but most of them for absence from iost, not prolerly patrolling, and Intoxlt a t.on. lNSi'Ki.Ttiu WH.1.IAM8 s 11r.com. ; Mr. Mnis went at length Into the record of Inspector Williams. Helms been tried by the llnard for a numlivrof otfences, untl tlned mil) ' twice. Once while a patrolman he waa fined two days' pay for lielng absent from roll call, and once while u Captain he was fined ten da) a' jiay for abuslte language to a clerk In the Po lk o Department. '1 he t barges against him In clude absence from post, three ussaults. Im proper language. Insulting ami liidainmatorv language, umislve luuguage. and failure to raid gambling tiens when ankeit to do so by victims. There, were four such charges against him iu INTO, all of Hit m dismissed, I put this record tu evidence." said Mr, Moss, "to call attention to the serious nature of the charges made ugalnst Inspector Williams and his peculiar suet ess 111 getting those charges dis missed." Mr. Mos frequently In his statement Inti mated that iatroliueu were broken sometimes for reasons w tilth hud nothing to do with the charges against them. As an evidence of this be read the records In the trials of two patrol men. Patrick II. Cash and Fred II. Miller, I loth ' of these weie complained of by Itouiidsman John I'epper. The specifications In each case were blent ii si They were discovered drinking together in the Klngsbrldge Hotel, were ordered 110 go to their posts, made a pretence of doing so, and returned to the liar to drink. Cush was fined three da) s' pu) ; Miller was dUmlnsed. K.NTEH A I.IVIMi PltTfHE Or II.l'UHINO. At this point Mr. Mos was Interrupted In his statement b) a ver ix ullar agitation among the spectators and theuinet) police officers. The door by width the Judge entered the room when It was a court room opened and an agent of Mr. (loff entered with a sian whoso race presented . a horrible appearance. The top of his head waa V crossed with bandages, and his features were battere-1 almost out of the semblance of human. fty. 1 he spectators m-ule a curious noise at this sight. It resembled what in play books , It described by the directions, "Noise of 1 mob with nut," Kter)one in the room seemed f to know without waltlu. for the man's story, which was afterward told, that be was a flesh i victim of a policeman's club, f lltmiANISU AT THE srildEANT' DESK. f "Mr, Moss went on a little further with his statement and then Interrupted himself to call to the witness stand llolton Hall, a lawyer and L son of tho Kev. Dr. John Hall. Mr. Mess asked Mr. Hall If lie had had a ret ent experience with I the police, and he said he had. He waa passing I the Church street station, he said, whence saw ' lu front of it a peddler's cart overturned on tha 'V fruit w hlch It bad held. He went Into the ata- i lion and Inquired concerning It of the (Sergeant II t the desk. f "TheHergeant aaked what my business waa. If and I told him. He said. 'Well, you've not got I much business now,' I told blra 1 waa reason- I ably satisfied with my practice. Then he asked me If If I had been drinking mixed ale or beer. I re- If piled that It must be apparent to him that I had If- been drinking nothing, and he said. ' You are In- if Urfering with me. Officer, put this man out.' I f reslstetl enough to make the doorman use force. f when the doorman said that If I did not go out f. he would lock me up. I called the next day and " Inquired the name of tbebergeant, and was In formed that It was not known. Then t wrote tin whole case to the I'ollce Commlssionera. A fswdas later the bergeant called on me and mada ample apologies, and I requested that no charges be made against him," Mr. Hall stepped down and James Mason Knox, wearing a well-trimmed full beard, went ; on the stand and described himself as a Coium- f lit College student. He spoke of the students J a "we boy." He told the still very familiar p, story of the encounter on tbe evening of June 'J y between trie Columbia sophomore and a squad of police from the Slxty-aeventh atreet station. In telling his story he said that the student were unnblo to Identify their assailants, "be cause It was dark and you could not tell who struck ynu." "Who struck you, yon mean, said Mr. Moss, smiling faintly, " I have not been clubbed yet, though I don't know when It may happen." Henator Cantor -You sophomores were very quiet thatjitght, I suppose, around your crema tion fire ? A.- e. ery quiet. Senator (lantor Do you understand you were clubbed for betnK too quiet? A. I don't under stand It so. tiir xmvt.r ri.i'nBRi) man TESTtrtrs. There were suppressed groans again, and Mr, Mosa called for Thomas Lucas. The fresh vic tim of a clnbMng walked to the stand. Hut the isamo people wjio had groaned suddenly burst Into a guffaw of laughter when Mr. (loff re- KHANK M0H8. marked, " You havn recently had troublo with theimllce?" The witnesses mnutli was so swol len that ho could reply with difficulty, Mr. Lexow told htm to tako his (ime and apeak slowly, and he told this story: He Is a truck mau employed by M. Devlin & Co., fill Cortlandt street, and lives at 71 King street. Oneeeiilng recently he returned from a picnic and went to sleep 011 his front stoop. A policeman tried to wake him up, but could not. When hti did wake up ho found that ho had been robbed of the change for SS which he had received after buying a drink for hlmstdf and a friend. He walked across the street to officer Hernard Dunn, told him ho hail been robbed, and asked him to do what he could to recover the money. Tho officer told hira him to get away or ho would "cook him." Last Hundaythe witness saw Ofllcer Dunn walking along with a man who he did not know then wns under arrest. "I asked him If he had heard of my money. He turned around and stmck me with his list In the mouth and knocked me In the gutter, 'then he began clubbing me, and l said, 'For dodVeakf, don't kill me." He kept on beating me over the head with his club, and my friend camo and begged him not to kill me. Then an other ofllcer In citizen's Untlies Jumped on my friend. Dunn then lifted me up and took me to the station, where lie t ailed me n lie name, and started to beat me again. I ran into the Ser geant's room or I belle) e he would hate killed me. Then they sent mo to the hospital." Turning his battered face to the committee I.ucassaidi "it was my first offence, and he ought to have given mo a show." ' What was your offence ?" asked Chairman I,exow. ' I stKike to tho ofllcer." said the witness; " I thought he had a right to answer me." The wltiuss wore a white starched cotton shirt, which ho opened and showed the Com- POLICEMAN COI.CMAN. mlttee an undershirt stiff with blood. "I bled quarts," he said. " There are tw enty-seven stitches In his scalp, the Surgeon Informs me," said .Mr. Moss. " Were you ever arrested before ?" Mr. lxow asked. The witness said that be had been arrested tw Ice, once for running Into something with his truck, and once for drunkennes, but he had never been tried la court. y. How long have oil been a truckman ? A. - Iworkedforone boss fourteen years. I went to work for him when I was twelve ) ears old. y. Are you a married mau? A. No, I sup port my mother and brother, Tho witness was excused and Mr. Ooff asked: "Does the committee want this corroborated as to the circumstances of the astault ? I have wit nesses here. Mr. Lexow No. certainly not. It makes no difference whether he Is n criminal or not, un less he was a tlend In human shape he ought not to lie hammered like that. William McLachlan of 141 East Thirteenth street was next called to the stand. He had been t lubbed somemonthsago. but he declined to tes tify. He said that he was under lndit tment and did not want to say anything, and In a rather confused way said something about a friend of his who had testified I w fore the committee and had been clubbed for It. POLICEMAN MKANY'a HKCOtin. Officer Hlchard S. Mean) of the East Sixty seventh street police was called to tell something about tliHt encounter with the Columbia sopho mores. Ills story contained nothing new, but he fave Senator llradle) n chance for a witticism, le said that the squad which met the sophomores numliered twenty-four, btudent Knox bail testified that he thought there were lift) officers. Senator llradley remarked, "That Is easily explulneil; there were twenty- a 0 nor i- or the ninety. four officers and twenty-four sticks. That Is nearly fifty." -Meany proved to be one of the ninety. He has been on the force three years and has had fifteen complaints against him, on thirteen of wt lch he w as convicted. One of the complaints was for hat Ing entered the house of John Strogtimeldel ou Avenue A. Mr. Moss read from the evidence of the complaining wit ness lu this case, who testified that when the umters hail finished beutlng him he had asked htm to what he waa Indebted for his licking, and the officer replied, "1 am a pollocuisu, and 1 have a right to kill you if 1 waut tu." Seuator Cantor interrupted at this point. He said, with a gusl deal of heat: "Mr. Mosa, It is not fair for you to put on rec ord the testimony of the complaluant only. You should put In the defence of this witness if )ou Insist upon putting In the other side. Thai is common fairness to the oftlcers. You say you want to lie fair to the police force: It Is only common fairness to these men. If those records are to go In here, that they should go In whole, not mutilated; the defence with the prosecu- At this the ninety and some of their friends stamped and clapped their hands vigorously, It was some time before tbe Chairman rapped them Into order. Then be said : " The Hergeant-at-Arms will remove all disorderly persons." Mr, Moss-1 hope not; they are my witnesses; they are the pollt e, Mr. Lexow In uniform! They should be ashamed. Mr. Moss made another attempt to put In the specifications and not the defence, when he waa topped, but this time by the Chairman, who said; " Well, it does not seem quite fair, and we all want to be fair as well as the gentleman (turning to Senator Cantor with a smile and a bowl who expects a renomlnatlon lu one of the districts of this city." . . . ... Senator Cantor smiled and bowed and that endetl the trouble In that respect. Tbe witness said that he had never been tried in court for tbe felonies for which he had been com let til before the I'ollce Hoard, and the Hoard had never caused him to be proceeded against for false swearing. A YE AND NO EXAMINATION. These same facts w ere developed In the cases of etery one of the witnesses examined the rest of the afternoon. Under tbe restriction placed upon Mosa by the committee the examinations became brief and stereotyped. The witnesses admitted their convictions of misdemeanors and felonies, each admit ted that he had testified un der oath that he had not committed the offences of which he had been found guilty, and all made the same statement that they had never been tried under the laws of the dtate fcr any of those offence. home of the witnesses were asked If they could account for their conviction In view of taelr as sertions of innocence. This was with tha art- Wilts no tlme.&ut eiunlos the saw Carpels from (re wool at Cosipsntowalt's, lot Weil lU H.-jtie. KnHHlaHliMHagHBHB dent Intention to get an admission that their cases were not dismissed because they lacked a " pull at headquarters." Poms of the witnesses expressed a desire to repeat for the benefit of the oommlttee their defences, but a majority of them, seeing that their companions on tlin atand fared best who talked least, gave brief and cate gorical answers and volunteered nothing. At A o'clock the committee Intimated that they had seen as much of the show as they thought waa necessary, and that placing the reconls In evidence would answer the same pur pose as sitting all night and hearing all the tes timony, so at that hour an adjournment was tnken until this morning, and a majority of the ninety, who had not come under Mr, Moss s ten der manipulation, were Informed that they need not return. iiunn'r version or thm i.ucab ci.t'nntNo. Superintendent Hyrnea has ordered an Investi gation of the aliened clubbing of Thomas Lucas of 71 King street, who was arrested on Sunday night last cliargetl with assaulting Police man Ilernard Dunn of the Macdnugal street station, and attempting to rescue a prisoner. When Lucas waa arraigned at Jeffer son Market I'ollce Court 1111 Monday, tin com plained that Policeman Dunn had t lubbed him without cause. Dunn's story waa that while he was on his way to tbu station houso with a bar tender named Harry Curtis, whom he had ar rested for violating the Excise law on Sunday night, Lucas and Daniel Mollugh assaulted him and tried to rescue the prisoner. In self-defence, he said, he hail to use his billy. He succeeded In arresting both Lucas nnd McIItigh, and Judge Voorhls held them for trial. VO EVIDENCE AUAISST ItrAttDOS. He la lllsehn'rsied-Ily Mr. Jerome's Advice A pro Befuses to Testify. The examination of Michael J. Keardon, cliargetl with feloniously assaulting George Appo, and that of Appo on the charge of at tempting to kill himself, both came up In the Tombs Police Court yesterday. Lawyer Jerome, who appeared for Appo, asked that the latter charge be taken up first, but Justice Hyan said that Hcartlon was nccused of committing a grave crime and In Justice he should bo heard, "I want It understood," said Mr. Jerome, "that I do not appear In this case." "Then we will have to take Appo's simple statement lu the affidavit that Keardon stabbed him In the neck at the North Hirer saloon last Friday," said Justice It) an. Appo testified, in reply to Mr. Moss's cross examination, that he first met Iteardoii last December. On Friday he saw lteanlon In a saloon at Liberty and West streets. They had a drink and went to Pettlt's saloon, at 101 West street. Just then Mr. Jerome whispered to Appo, anil l.aw)t-r Moss cried out: "I object to Mr. Jerome's talking to that man. ilesajahe does not appear iu this case." "I am here to look to the Interests of my client." replied Mr. Jerome. "Hut If you want to know w hat he said, why, he simply told me that all theso bartenders and wlthe-sea form a sort of green-goods clique," Mr. Moss asked: "What time did you get tu the North Itlvrr Hotel?" "At about " " Waltl" cried lawyer Jeromo. "My client Is charged with a felony. I advise him not to answer any further questions, on the ground that It would tend to Incriminate htm." Thereafter Appo refused to answer questions. Mr. Jerome produced no witnesses, and after somo formal testimony by police ofilcers the case for the prosecution was closed. Alsiul fifteen witnesses were present for Ileardor,. I'olit email Thomas Coleman had Iiecn sent to watch Appo at the Chambers Street Hospital. "I asked Appo," ho said. "If llearuou cut him, and he replied, 'No, Keardon Is a good fel low.' He told ttfe the next day that he had cut himself, and that he wished he was dead." Appo raided his hand and cried: "I want to charge that maii with perjury. He lies." "He quiet," said Lawyer Jerome, selrlng both of Appo a hand. "Hut he Is a perjurer," cried A Juki. r rederlrk Ilaer, proprietor of the North River Hotel, testified that Keanlon and Appo were noisy, and that lteanlon refuted to drink with API1" because, be said, Appo was not on the ietel. "Well," said Appo, "If ytm don't think I'm on the level It's mi use for me to lite any longer." He drew a knife and would have cut his throat, but Kciirdon gruspt-d his arm. They struggled out of the taloon and back again, and User saw that Appo had lieeu cut. William Treautir of Jersey City corroborated Hair. Justice Hyau did not care to hear any other wltnt sees. Ah 110 evidence hail been produced to torniborate Appo's affidavit. Keardon was dlr cbargetl. Lawyer Moss said he would charge Appo with perjury for making the complaint. 1 he charge against Appo of attempting to kill himself was postponed until next Monday afttur ncon. at Mr. Jerome's request, and Appo was paroled In his counsel's custody, lie went from the court tu Mr. Huff's office. MA CHI.VK..VA DK VOI.ICKHEX. The Civil Hervtee Rrrtartaet-s Would slake the KsMDilacr Lordtt of-AH. A communication from the Civil Service Re form Association's Committee on ('it 11 Service Examinations was presented at the meeting of the Police Commissioners )esterday afternoon, calling attention to a letter addressed by the same body to the Municipal Supervisory Cltll Service Couimisilon, a copy of whiih was en closed, and asking the Hoard's assistance in bringing alsiut changes In the present s)stem of promotion In the department. It also requested a consultation on the matter. The accompanying letter to the Supert lory Hoard recited that "the testimony taken before the Senate Investigating committee relative to apjiolntmenta and promotions in tbe department establtshett the fact that in many Instances such appointments and promotions are made for rea sons other than those of merit and fitness, and not, therefore, in accordance with the letter and the spirit of the Civil Service law." It then quoted Superintendent Ilyrnes's report of Sept. tl, that the present s)stem Is demorallring to the force, and says that the tletet tlve service, in which alone merit and fitness are the requisites fur promotion, "shows the Improvement that could be mado in the force lu general Were It conducted on the same basis." The letter goes on to say that It Is openly charged, and that the charge Is "publicly credited," that lu many Instant es the pa)inent of money for places prevails, and that the civil service rules do not hinder such practices The committee thinks that the rules coulit be re viled and urges that the matter receive Imme diate attention. The remedy therommlttee recommends Is, tak ing away altogether such little option as tbe rules now leave to the "appointing officers," and making appointments depend absolutely on the degree of "merit " shown In the civil ser vice examinations. The committee are C. W. Watson, A. It. MacDonough, Alfred lllshop Mason, and Seth E. S. Terry, Keganllng these letters President Martin said that If the suggestions were adopted the Police Hoard would hat e no power over promotion at all. The power would lie transferred to tbe ex aminers. He didn't believe that would work well. "It seems to me," said Commissioner Shee han, " that the writers of till communication In speaking of the detect Uo service do not know what they are talking about. It Is the worst feature of the department. Hut as It Is the Cnmmlsslonert-kave very little discretion In tbe matter of promotions. We have to select from the names sent us." The thief clerk waa directed to advise the committee of the willingness of the Hoard tu confer with It, l'OT.ICE VHOBECVTIOSii, The Ulatrlet Attorney Witt Not Asl Excet Uoa Formal Comiitalat. Foreman Edward Van Volkenburg of the Orand Jury, Superintendent tlyrnes, and Dis trict Attorney Fellows conferred yesterday morning for nearly an hour. After the confer ence the three refused, separately, to tsll what had been discussed by them. It Is understood, however, that the conference related to the sub mission to the Qrand Jury of complaints against tbe policemen who have been accused before the Lexow committee, Ijtter In the day Dis trict Attorney Fellows said; "I do not propose to lay any charges before the Orand Jury, unless they are called to my attention by some responsible person. The Hoard of Police Commissioners are the proper persons to bring the charges to the attention of the Orand Jury, 1 cannot do so, because I am not aware officially that any charges have been made. If the Orand Jury decide to take the subject up I will, of course, subpoena any wit ness that they may desire. Any person who .de sires to prefer charges before the Orand Jury roust submit them in the proper form. In the form of affidavits," . , ... It may be remembered that the counsel of the Lexow Committee were at oae time said to be of the opinion' that criminal prosecutions grow, log oujof case before the committee would em barrass the committee's work. Beat Ills Wire for Hpolllag Ilia Salcl. Parkiksbuko, W. Va., Oct. -'.Ellsworth Hupp, a well-to-do farmer, quarrelled with his wife yesterday and left the house. Half an hour later Mrs. Hupp found him banging by the neck to a tree, bho cut him down, and after working over him a long time succeeded In reviving him. When Hupp recovered somewhat he took the severed rope and beat the woman pearly to death, and then fell exhausted. Hats you musical or draaxatlo Isleat ? Tbea attend PsJU's CouMMttory of M usle, lx aVut IU st Aic. If You Need A (rood medicine to purlf r your blood, Rire nerve strength, and build up your entire ttyatem, before the advance of chill winds, cold storms, and winter's killing frosts, get Hood's Sar8am JL . partita an nppetlte, nnd build - -J vouupna nothing else r w&wit enn possibly tlo. Hood'at Baraaparllla pre vents sickness bjr making pure blood. Hood's l'llls'curealfilrer llfs. Indigestion. H'Att CUV Of THE JAVANESE. It Is "On to Pekla." a a 4 They Mar There Merer Is(, f London, Oct. 2. The. St. James's Oarrtf prints a despatch from Tientsin saying that a Japan cjo fleet was sighted on Sept- US lOmlleeoff Shan liftl Kwan, about 200 miles from Pekln, The fact has already been published that "On to Pckin " Is the war cry now In Japan. A Central News despatch from Shanghai says many Influential Chinese have given expression to a feeling of certainty that tho Japanese will capture Pekln. Tho fright over the anll.forelgn feeling Is In creasing In the Chinese capital. Many of the Chinese residents of Mukdenare removing their treasure from that city as rapidly as possible. It Is now announced that LI Hung Chang will not go to Corea. The .Star prints a despatch from Shanghai sa) Ing that an Imperial edict has been Issued appointing den. Hung, formerly In command at Port Arthur, Oenvratlsslmo of tho Pel-Yang Army Corps, now In Manchuria, and Comroan tler-lu-Chlef of tho Manchu levies, except those of the Klrln division, the commander of which which is a Tartar Oeneral. The other general ofilcers are commanded to obey all orders of Oen. Sung under pain of dentil. 'Ihu correspondent lu Toklo of the Central News telegratihs that the Japanese are moving north from Ping-Yang. They report that they hate not sighted the enemy, but have round a large quantity or arms and ammunition which ha J been abandoned by the Chinese, many or whom had been killed by the Coreans. All the tillages and farm buildings from Lusan.011 the route of the tronp, bate been burned and tho cultivated land has been laid waste. Six hundred Corean rebels wero met by twent)-flte Japanese engineers at In-Chlng and wero Immediately dispersed and tied, leav ing their matt blocks and spears behind them. Many of the relicls were wounded, but there were no caauallties among the Japanese. The Shanghai tiirnspundeiit of the Central News telegraphs: "There la 110 sign In 1 leiitsln that LI Hung Chang's siwer Is waning. Ills audiences areas well attended as they cter w ere. He has set eral thousand well-armed and regularly paid troops, who protect tlsttliig Europeuns. Much anxiety Is felt for the foreign residents, as the opubtce Is hehavliigltisolcntly and becoming unusually threatening. The re moval of the treasuru and archives from Muk den has m ailo a bad Impression, being regarded as a display of weakness." The UVflfniliuifrr (laittte prints a despatch from Tientsin saiug that It Is officially an nounced that 6,0011 Japanese troops hat e arrlt ed at Pnsstet Hay, near the Russian frontier. (This report Is probably not true. Posslet Hay Is In RiiHsIan terrltory.l The Central News's Toklo correspondent says that after the battle of Plug-Yang, while the Japunese soldiers were bur)lug the dead, they found, surrounded by a heap of dead, tho body of an officer very richly clad. Ou the body waa a letter from the Chinese Ooveruuient addressed to Oen. Yeh, Commander-in-Chief of the Chinese forces lu Corea. This letter, to gether with others from the wife of Oen. Yeh, and various documents whlcji were also found 011 the liotly, fix be)ODd doubt the Identity of the body as that of Oen. Yeh, who was supposed to have succeeded In maklnc his escajie after tho complete rout of his forces by the Japanese. The body waa Interred with the honors dun the rank of the deceased ofllcer. Tho Chinese prisoners who are being shipped to Japan are. owing to their very large number, distributed upon their arrival among the various military districts. TIIK JAI'AX ELECTIONS. 1 Distribution of the Parties la the Next I'jcrllantent. Wabhinoton, Oct. 2. More complete Infor mation concerning the recent parliamentary elections In Japan has been received at the Legation. These elections were for members of the I.ower House, which corresponds to the American House of Representatives. The Radical party elected 110 of the H.10 Deputies. What Is known as the Constitutional party carried thirty districts; the Progression ists fifty, and the Conservative twenty, while the remainder are adherents of no particular Xiarty, but are classed as Indeiiendents. The Radical party lias hitherto supported the (internment lu most of Its Important measures, while differing strongly from It on other matters. It will be seen from the returns that they have a more numer ous representation than any of their opponents. The Indejiendenta are the party of opposition to the Oovernment, and are disposed continually tu place tbemseltts In opposition to the Min istry, Tim Progressionist party Is said to In t lutle the brainiest politicians and statesmen In the empire. They will. It Is said, form the nucleus around which tbe other scattered groups in opposition to the Oovernment will rally. They are, as their name Implies, the progrrsslt e element of the empire, but are not so extreme as the Radicals. From present appearances the Independents will hold the balance of power. The Military rlcamdal la Irelaed. Duni.l.v, Oct. '.'.-The case of Kathleen O'Don ovan and Annie Desmond, the servant girls who In July last charged certain of the ofilcers of the garrison at Hlrr with assault, were reopened by by Judge Curren to-day, and leave waa granted to send to the Orand Jury a bill charging Capt. Armstrong nnd Lieut. Moore, Oibsoii, and Saunders with assault. When the officers were previously arraigned on the charge the trial ended without a decision being rendered, the court being divided upon the question of the guilt of the defendants, nnd, aa a result of having brought tbe charges r gainst tbe officers, the girls were dismissed from their employment The Orand Jury found true bills against the accused officers. V A Heaadal Anttla- Convent. London, Oct. M, The Ciiou(rI publishes a despatch from Naples giving theso facta of a scandal affecting a convent In that city: Silvia Palmlerl, aged 1H years, waa placed In the convent of St. Joseph by her arents fifteen years ago to lie educated. When the parents applied for her release she was forcibly pre vented from leaving. '1 he girl declares that she was dmgged and assaulted by elderlr men who visited the Abbess Ferrante. who Is 70 yeara old. Seven persons are said to be Invoh ed In the scandal. Forty Turkish Htudents Arrested. CoNHTA.NTi.soHf.K, Oct. 2. Forty student In tbe Oulhans Medical School In this city were re cently arrested on the charge of conspiring against the Oovernment. In their possession were found documents that were printed In Liv erpool. Marseilles. Oeneva, and other cltlea proving the existence or a widespread secret so ciety. Thirty of the imprisoned students were subsequently released. The prisoners declare that t heir movement w as not aimed against the Sultan, but only against a corrupt Ministry. Close or the Aatwerp Exposition, Antwerp, Oct. 2. -The World's Exhibition, which waa opened here on May fi last by the King and Queen of the Helgtans, waa formally closed to-day with the distribution of awards. King Leopold and set eral of the members of the Cabinet attended the closing ceremonies and the city waa en file. The largest number of awards granted to any one nation was received by Franca. Among her awards were ISO grand prizes. One hundred and twenty-two aw ards of various classes go to the L'ultod States. Clasle I.ortus'e Thsalrleal Contracts. London, Oct, 3. -Marie taffus, the mother of Mrs. Justin Huntly McCarthy (formerly Miss Cissle Loftus), who waa well known aa the star of the London music halls. sa)s that her daugh ter's husband baa offered to pay all breach of hi wife's engagements aa soon as she shall hate resumed work upon the stage. Doubts are ex pressed as to the genuineness of the offer. C'bolens la Euroa. London, Oct. 2. A despatch to the Central News from Hamburg says that Dr. Oertel of the Hygienic Institute of that city has died from Asiatic cholera, resulting from au experiment wtth Infected water taken from the river Vistula, The Hteanttr Patagonia Ashore, London, Oct, 2. The British steamer Pat, gonla, which sailed from Liverpool on Aug. 23 tor Valparaiso, is ashore at Tome. Chill, and will probably be a total wreck. The passenger and crew have been saved. Class buyers should stuad tha sale la furniture now I tolaxouttrUnl's," WMIS44H. du I CONVICTED THEIR FATHER. nnAMATic tehtimont or EnwAnn nvhi.'s ro'vn citir.nnEN Three of Them Have Hint Mnrder Their Mother After Threatenlaa to De So They no Net Call film rather la Court, hnt Refer ta lUns aa "He" and Point at Hint with Aeenstna Flnuern The Ver dict of Mnrder la the Heeoad Degree m rlai-arlse to Judge I.I.Ipptnentt, An undersized wretch with a foce as mean aa ever bore the mark of Cain waa aeliKJo the New Jersey State prison yesterday for tvwnty years with the regrets of Judge Llpplncott that his Journey was not to the gallows. The man waa Edwanl Hull, lie had munlorcd his wife in the presence of three of their four children and then had cut his own throat. There was no doubt of his guilt. Ills own children, forgetting that he was their father, remembering only the love they bore their mother, told the story that It was supposed would hang him, Hull's children are 10,14,11 and 0) ears of age. Ills wife was 40. He Is 42. He Is an Englishman, and from all that camo out on his trial was evidently ono of those who believed In the husband's right to thrash his wife, Mrs, Hull was a pretty and prepossessing woman. She was a blonde. The four children all tnko after her. They havo yellow hair and blue eyes and huudsomo faces. Two are boys and two girls. The family lived In Kearney, a suburb of Newark. Ou May 25 last Hull got drunk nnd cursed and abused his wife. Finally he threw her on a bed, nnd, falling upon her, ho bent her head to one side and with a razor he nearly severed It from hor body. Then he railed his youngest child. Salty, II ) cars old, sa) Ing: "Come, Bally, come kiss papa before he dies." " Sho shall not, you munlerer," cried Teddy, who Is eleven. " You killed my mamma." Then Hull drew the rarnr across his throat, but not with the strength needed to end his life. Hull was arrested. Ills trial was begun In tho Couttof O) er and Terminer In Jersey City, on Monday. He had asked but onco after his ar rest to see nny or his children. That was when he scut for his eldest daughter, Plurbe. When she camo to him, howcter, he said he didn't want her. He faced the children for the first time after the murder in the court room, when his life depended on the stories they wero to tell. They sat on one (Mifof tho aisle away from the prisoners' pelt, as he was brought into the court room handcuff til to an ofllcer. His cjes roted about w 1th an anxious look until he spied them. Then his face lit up and for n moment was wreathed lit smiles. Then ho caught the e)eof his youngest child and wns met with an uurec ognlrtng stare. It seemed to rreezu him. Tho first of the children to testlf) was the eldest daughter. She Is IU yeara old. She does not live at home, but she happened to be there on tho night of the murder, though sho did not see it. " We all had supper together that night," sho said, "and papa got angry and said: 'There's always hell Iu this house. We'll mako more or It." Then ho went out " The second child, John, Is 14 years old. Hols a sturdy little fellow, who looked down from tho w ilness stand at his father w lth a feeling of In difference that was hard to understand. Ho slept lu the room next to the room lu which his mother had been murdered. The nlnc-year-old brother slept w lth htm. "I remember the night mamma died," he said. He pointing at his father came back home uftcr he had gone out. He was In I he room next to where I was with my little brother after we went to bed. Ho again pointing at his fatherl was mad and drunk. Ho still pointing was wicked. He swore at her. We went to bed. It was about U o'clock, and we went to sleep for a little while. Then wo woke up, nnd he again pointing at his father was swearing at her still. I heard him say, 'You are guilty, you are.' and I heard mamma say, 'No, no; I nni In nocent, I swear it;' and then I run Into the room. It was dark, lint the moon shlned through the window. Mamma cried. 'lirlng a light I bring a light 1' and when she did he pointing ugaln at Hull, who seemed to sink within himself, whllu his face paled and Ids frame shook pushed her on the bed. He threw himself on top of her. and I raw him bend her head. I saw something w hitu Hash, aud then he got UP." Hull's eyes looked Into those of the liny when this story was begun. When It came to this dramatic finish his head hung forward. Ills c)cs looked only ou the carpel, and ho shrank from the accusing finger that the lad Kept Isiluted at him. There was almost n dead silence lu the court room for a moment. The Judge and Jury looked at the hoy. Proseiutor Winlleld looked from one to the other and then at the prisoner, who still sat with downcast heud. The Prosecutor finally broke the silence by asking whether the boy had ever heard the futher threaten to kill his mother. " Yes," said the boy, " I once lieanl him swear at herund say 'There's two to dleln this house. She is one of them, and she won't lite lout;' " Hr and by the Prosecutor got around to the night of the munler again, aud Johnny went on and told how he had run out or the room when his rather got up. "I knew he was killing her," he said. "I knew It and I ran to the stairs and cried Auntie, auntie, he's munlerlng mamma.' I culled and called, and then my uncle came. Mamma was dying then. He pointing again at Hull was l)lngatross her. and blood was running from his neck." This w as the substance of Johnny's testimony. He stuck to It in his cross-examination und did not vary an lota. ' Edward, tho 11 -year-old bof, was called next. Just once did the wretched father glance at him. It was an appeal, but It was unanswered. Edward's story up to the point or the killing was Identical with Johnny's. " Mamma was fitting on the lied," he said. " He (and he pointed at Hull, as Johnny had done) was standing beside hor. Mamma was saying: ' I am Innocent.' He swnreat her. He t lushed her down and then he fell upon her lead. The next mlnutul saw the white handle of the razor In his band. Ho cut her. Then lie got up and cut himself. No, then he got up and called: 'Sally. Sally, kiss me before Idle.' I caught hold of my little sister ami I said, ' No, she shall not.' and I pulled her away. 'I hen he cut his own throat." There was silent o again, There were tears In the eyes of a great many lu the court room when tho little fellow told how he had saved his sister from the touch of the murderer. Even the grim face of the Pnwecutor wasn't without a show of feeling. He turned to the table and fumbled In a paper parcel. He took from It a huge dirk knife and then a white-handled razor. He held the razor so that Hull could see It, but Hull never lifted his eyes from tbe floor. Turn ing again, tho Prosecutor held out this razor towanl the boy and said In a gentle voire; "And was this the weapon that was used the night your mamma died, my boy y" Yes, sir, that was It,' said the boy. Tu cross-examine a wltnessnf this kind seemed almost cruel, and probably Hull's lawyers, anxious as they were to sate Ills life, had that feeling when they questioned him, for they were very gentle with him. Last and moat trying of all rame little Sally, the nine-year-old girl. Her jellow hair hung In ringlets down her liack and around her face. She was a picture of Innotence. Her evident youth made Judge Llpplncott hesitate to accept her as a witness. Shu was lust tall enough for him to see her face as he looked over bis desk at lier. Hull, too, looked at her with that same old appeal In his eyes, and once he shed tears. The Judge asked the child about Ood and about the little and about the Sunday school she attended. ., Audw,I,kt,wlu tconio of you If you tell a lie Y" he asked. "My poor mamma told me that little girls who didn't tell the truth would go to the bad place." she answered. , -."..she U a competent witness." said the Judge. "We will take her testimony." Vally was the most valuable of all the wit nesses, for she had been l)lng In the very bed where her mother met her death. She told, as Edward had told, how her mother had protested innocence of some accusation, and how he (never calling him father, but always pointing an accusing finger at him) had thrown her down, had thrown himself upon her. and had cut her throat. She told the story, and sobbed and cried aa she told It, 6hesald: " "'Ie ,w.an,.i'd TOe to kua lm. nut Teddy wouldn't let him.'' "Surely." saw Prosecutor WInfleld when this last story was told, "there can bo no question of this roan's guilt." The defence was a mixture of accident, self. de.!nct' ,n.".nl.l3'i tni Vy. and It opened JT.U1La tbR.talitaH M the J,1"1?1 Ou children, the girl Phojbe. Lawyer Oordon began wtth a reflection on the mother's virtue and the girl's parentage. The girl, who had been weplng quietly la herself, half rose as If she would speak, and then sank down, and. leaning her head on the shoulder of her aunt, sobbed as If e.r.eEt.W0.lll1 break, while Prosecutor Wiu field took the lawyer to task. The case went to the Jury at 1 o'clock yes terday afternoon. It was after 4 o'clock when the twelve men filed back Into court. Bull, looklcjt more puny and Insignificant than ever! and shaking Ilka a leaf, was brought In right after them. He was dressed all la black, ll, had a black and while plaid necktla. which was almost concealed by his beard. llesattowa facing the Jury. Judt Llpplncott adjourned a case b0as liearlng to receive the verdict. 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Judge. Llpplncott himself looked ten much surprised. Ho dlsUiurgtd the Jurt without thanking It, and thru turning to Hull lie Mild t "Stand up. Hull." Hull stood up. ills eves had a glass) stare and his bunds ittid knees shook, "The Jury hasconWcted jou of murder lu the second degree," mid the Judge, "and It has tnated )ou with a great deal of eleint in . ninth more than wns nece..iiry or t tin ti was iIim rved by the facts and the law " He stnpiNd u mo ment, and then went on, "You can thank your counsel for their 7i'iil In yourriiuse.niid Httrlb uteto them, tu rhnps, this esciiie from the gal lows. The filets Hint were tiroteu I'litlthsl )ou tontontlctiou of munler In the first degree. The sentence of the law Is that .toil lie impris oned at hard labor in Mate pri-nli fur the term of twenty yenrs. This is the extntue limit of our tmwer. In this c one tho Court fit Is tlmt the Imprisonment is lnndeiiinte." Hull was hustled out nf the court room. Ills children were not prt sent when the terilh twas rendered. EXCISE AltllESI.S r.lMIJC OVF. Police Hllll SquuhlilliiK Aliout the Anll.Spy IteNultltlon, The precinct returns at I'ollce Hcnilo,Mnrtcrs yesterday showed Hint only elctm exi le ar rests were made during the night before I'ollce officials said the saloon keex rs are beginning to understand that the) must comply with the law. Thn police will go right ahead, they sav. lu their efforts to enfori the law, regardless of the t om plications which have arisen. These complications at Headquarters were Increased by a statement made by ex-Siiierln-tendent Murray. In which he asserts that l'n sl dent Martin of the Hoard of I'ollce Interfered with the enforcement or tho Kicise law by ordering that luillcemen In nlalti clothes were notto lie sent out to get etldence against tho saloon keepers who t lolnted the law. Thuex-Siiperlntvudtut declares also that Mr. Martin raid to him that many pirsouslii the liquor business were political friends of his nnd thut they must lie protected. I'resldent Martin said yesterday that the ex Superlntendent's recollection of the events of 1K1U and Hsu-' lu reference to this famous uutl- spy resolution is not correct. He sa)s that there wero many differences between myself and Acting Superlnteridi nt Hyrnesas to the meaning of tho resolution." said Mr. Martin " I ay t liere was never a dif ference or a discussion on the subject. "To show that this is true, when Suierln tendent Murray resigned in April, lfili". I im mediately proposed to the Hoard the name or Inspector II) rues for his place. If un) differ ence existed between us f certainly would not have been so anxious to do that. Iu conclusion I will ask this iiuestiou: ' If Superintendent Byrnes Interpreted the resolution of lHtil ns In terfering with him in the discharge or his du ties, why did be wait from the date nf Its passage until Sept. tl. 18114, threo jenrs aft.r ward, before he presented the matter to tho Hoard or I'ollce''' Superintendent H)rnes declined In make any reply to the statement of I'resldent Martin Those of the precinct police Sergeants who were not at Ilt'itibiuarters on Mimiht) were called to the Cent nil Office yesterday and re ceived Instructions from superintendent lltrnei reiattte to maintaining a better dlsvlpllue among their subordinates. TUE STATES' ISt.AXII FEltltV. Tbe Nut I.enne Not Yet Hlgned Atlltnde of the ItnplU Transit fompnn). The continued Beclusion of John II. Marin find 1 Towanl Carroll, who have secured the ferry franchise to Stateu Island, leaves the situation practically unchanged. Comptroller Fitch sAld yesterday afternoon that Mr. Carroll had not et completed tbe sale. No definite time had been set, although Mr. Carroll said on Saturday that he would sign the letue by Tucsda). 'Hie Comptroller said that ho coulit not pa-s on tho question whether Mr. Carroll would be oullged to run the ferry from the foot of Whitehall street or could change the New York landing, Inreganl to the fart that the Rapid Transit Company has Issued its commutation Hi kets. Including ferriage, for October, Frank S. linn lion, superintendent of the company. said yes terday: "The tickets were Issuetl to accommodate our fiatrona, but we are ready to redeem eter) ticket f there Is any dissatisfaction, We shall con tlnue our ferry service until the leae of the franchise Is executed, provided that Is done within aresuionabte time Afler that we shall lie obliged to stop running. It I true that we have a contract to carry tbe malls between Staten Island and New York, but the iiiiestlnn of any alleged violation of that commit tan only lie considered when we shall have illvon tlnuetl the 'erry service. We bate taktn no steps to obtain any ferry franchise to eiateu Island, and the question aa to what disposition we shall mako of our boats remains as uude cided as ever." Howard Carroll retgrned to bis home at tl West Thirty-eighth street f nun Fultont Hie It evening, lie declined to see a reporter TO FILL A l'llESltrTEItlAN Vl't I'lT, Allbonah lie noes Not Uelleve In the Infal libility or the Illble, KisasToi, N, Y Oct. S. -At this nfti moon's session of the semi-annual meeting of the 1'res bytery of the North Hlver, which closed to-day, a motion, giving to the Church at Amenta the power to Invito the Rev. II. I'. Wooden, a Congregatlonaltst belonging to the llerkthire Association, to become its pastor. tautsl a heated debate. Upon his examination the tlerg) man aston ished the members of the Presbytery by refus ing to subscribe to certain parts of the W est minster Confession. He rejected the doctrine uf preterltlon and the doctrine that makes it a sin for a man to marry a deceased wife's l-ter, and he also declared that he did not Mtcteni the infallibility of the Illble. His statements. however, were so clear and manly that the Amenta church was empowered to tall him The Hev. Kmory A. Nelson of Freedom I'httni was elected Moderator or the I'rrshvlery. which comprises tbe counties or litter. Orange, Dutchess, and Putnam. "I'M ALL BROKEN UP!" Cried tbe COLD, Afler a Short Tussle villi Hiker's Expectorant! The Champion Cough and Cold Cure of the World. 60 cts. A BOTTLE. TUl'K MONEY BACK IF IT I'AII.. OF TOUB DBl'UUIKT, OK AT RBKER'S, 6th Ave., cor. 22cl St. ..j'lijyPH AsKgkHHH RAMMED BY AN OIL TANK. THE SCtlOOSEll ETTIV. II. I.ISTV.R SINK Ol'F IlAHXEOAt. She Ha the Rlcht of TViiT. nnn YTIthnnt Annrenenalon Harr tbe Tank Aparnnrh. I," but the Tank Hldn't Hee lfP. Tho tlirce-inasted centreboard schooner Mo H. Mster. bound from this port for Wilming ton. N. C as off Hnrncgnt nt twilight on .,n. day. Her skipper. Capt. H.D.Mason, had i ti.i thetmokeofastenmshlp bound up tlie cimi nt about 0 o'clock. An hour later tho stenmo,p - was within ten miles of tho ccntreboarder. .-lis was the American oll-carrlcr Maverick, tr,.t, Uubelll. with a big oll-ladcn rteel barge In tiw, bound from Philadelphia tti Portland. Tha schooner and tho tank, eitch keeping her court, were In sight of each other until darkness el in. Then tbe lights of the steamship and her tow were visible to the men on thn schooner, by; schooner's lights were Invlslblo to tholooko'jt on the Maverick. . .... The seaman on the forecastle head of i,m schooner saw that tho tank waa romlng hrml . n toward htm. He reported to Cnpt. Mason "ho ordered him to examine the Lister's lights aid see If they were all right. Tho lookout ti g out that the lights were burning brightly. Tlie tank kept her course, and Capt. Mason, krw. Ins that lie had the right nf way. he d to hi-. The schooner bad the wind Just abaft the 'tar board beam, with her booms well over to p .rt, and she was plunging merrily through the swells. All hands on dock wondered win U tank did not niter her cntirMt. They tho'whi that the tank's Captain surely smv them Us declared later that he didn't. The lookout on the Lister ran aft nt tl o'clock, when sho was about ten mtles es.t. southeast of Hamrgat. nnd reiortod that tin tank was dead ahead, dipt. Mason took in Mi feril at a glance, and aftt r ordering the man at M he wheel. Edwin Anderson, to Jam her uardtip or to starboard, ne rnn forward. The prmr nt the tank loomed above the schooner's starUutM bow. The skipper shouted to tho tank's Cap. tain. "Haril-a-starboanl"' Tha warntmrrmns too late. The tapk's steel pn'T cut through Us schooner's starboard sldo at the mtxzen ripgh'z. Capt. Mason and Mate Robert Sharp had cm s M well forward to avoid the splinters. John Unit. 1 burg, the cook, and a seaman, tlPnbeil Inln tin M main rigging. Seaman Amloeu irot over nit - the Ice sldo of the wheel ami awaited the Ira- H pact. M The schooner shook as If there had been a Tin- M lent explosion In her hold. Her skipper u M knocked down and her mate thrown ten frt M across her deck, Thn cook and theaeamiintn M rigging leaped to tho deck of tho tank the Imuut the collision oocurred. B For fifteen seconds, perhaps, the stem nf the M tank, which hail penetrated tho schooner's iMt M diagonally, held there. Then there was a rip- M ping of planking, and the tank freed hereir, HI and, although her propeller hail been rcverwl K she sw ept on under her momentum, nnd d'd tint come to a stop until she was 400 yards from lit HJ schooner. HJ While her nose still stuck In the Lister's sMs HJ tho skipper of the schooner heard a voice stmts HJ him shout through the gloom, r Capt. Mown'" HJ I The skipper wondered what man knew bus H aboard the tank. He looked up and saw a form Ha leaning over the tank's forward rail. The volts H. said: "I'm aboard here!" Cnpt. Mason recoe- Hi nlred the voice. It belonged to his cook. JH The gap In the schooner's side was almost blf HJ enough to run a trolley car through. The ses HJ rushed In, and, simultaneously, the skipper IH dived down Into the cabin for his ooat and t rtt, IH containing all the money he had In the world HJ and his gold watch. Tlie water was a foot deep HJ when he grabbed both garments ami made for H tlie deck. The mate alfo ventured Into tbe HJ cabin, but the water was so deep that he hsl HJ time only to pick up his oilskins and his rubber B boots, which happened to be the first thinss HJ within reach. All hands then rushed aft and B lowered the vawl from the stern davits. Thrr HI hsdlustcleared the schooner, when she settlN Hi by the stern and sank with n splurge In four- HJ teetj fathoms. The skipper and his men rosed H to the tank, boarded her. and then hauled u Hf tbelryawl, B ..The mishap from the moment the tank struct Hi, the schooner mull sho tank to her cro"trreJ HjV occupied less than three minutes. AH that lbs Hi tltw aJeovwaiS ,n time-honored phrnte nf Ha Jh" sea, "what they stood In." The sehonr.fr JHJ was owned by John V. Holt nf FnHrrtk. nL HJF fff.Yf5value?Jvt $1:l-000- 8. Q. Eans Co. jHJ the shippers of her cargo of aalt and Iwgglnc. HJ K JiJTM w5rth Bbout 7.000. The Chspmsn HI schSmer Compan5r wU1 trT 1 'e ,he M nfT.bh.SiTT.eric!t br??Kt th Captain andcrr Bjj oLuf-'f I" o this, port yesterday. Hsrrinf Sj w&iggeS. buw pUte8 the a!iuer'c' m EELIE UENNINO'S MAJtJtTAOK M It Waa Heeret.bat Now Kverytblns " B Turned Out nasally. Bj The newt that Belle Hennlng. the r"f Ht seventeen.year-old daughter of Charles H !! H nl ot 123K Union street, Jersey City, has r B bride since the 0th of September leaked Bj yesterday. The bridegroom Is Kdmund Ila'ley Culver of 22Vlrglnla avenue. The counle thou jbt f It advisable to elope, but If they had known i t' th. iouni 'dd,m?' t-'ulver had been vMtim HjH quen8vt!OT"n,?r.B"eral months, ami ff &n th.yni,k, out for w,k n tharveaist. Uts?goulrttSte.,u.,.,he,r rNnalnrt otU nJL. II w" something about the girl's appear H mth?rV,en.nLeirfturn1i'oraB ', ro"?eV! M had h2 ,V.Dlclon. and she asked her if & nuH sh? had E ' I1n,m"ll. v 'e answered tl. H not allayed! r roo,her' suspicions " B wisfmIrrtiiekJ0'!.tW0 h confessed that M M lnd1STht5d.V,d then WttUcl fT the storm f H ThestnVne P,rtl would fall upon h. - Predlcta?0?'"1"' "Ke ,h0 "" hurries" V rnoth;rVsvt!'.armer .,)llnnv nv't came hr BW added ,a.I? maternal bless ng: her fst1 HjM "eck to1? 1 5ld,amondi ' rrlniwand a m waV InvitM t""1"' an,l .' young hu.b. H house, in. rL m.ak? tom" t nls brw!i H thVSateh .&?. ,lad no fauU to fln'1 " Jftffchere was a general era of W VJT COLGATE & CO.'S I 1806 LAUNDRY SOAP. 1 Jot inn sxcIusIt.i, utt4 Dy thj t,, Un,it H flft If yon have forgot H Xk tan to attend to JQt W aJUldy adTerti8inf during tbi ! nSa day, it may be equally , HA 7Ack 'weil handled at n'"' hBi Ufv-J through the America BW& JtJ District Messenger Co., H tiiTT J'd receives Adi Bf !BiTflE SUN at regal ! STi0" -OCATKI AT JJ w an 12 "T"7' a. it. to r. Mi You donHlikelo"dobu$in 9 with a-well, without using nlf K nard Word to compiete the n; R8you certainly would rath g S'lness with a leader of 1 ffl atWiAnd yu,ca by Putting n W S !rtlment in its column. ' I Jf never a question of rates whn 1 XPU can get what you want. HWlaiS- ffcwlf ' hhj1 iByvwKa -jtps.p, - -!-3. '-'WhjWhjWhVh1