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llJIlB JKaJ S?mX m V I I ly. 39'13BBiWIBBte!S HJ stLlM. Ix. Generally fair, followed ty Increas- j IT'S SO." T VlflffZirwS"" r V f lnC cloudiness. $f ""VOUAIV. -NO.IFa NEW YORK, FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 18 9 7. -COPYRIGHT, 1897, BYTUE SUN PKINTIXG AND lUniJSHINGASS0CUT10N. INlTclTWoliErrT" 1 fl SHKKIIY RAID TRIAL ON. filZS11t ASD DANCERS AT HEAR. v.tnxEits as iriTit esses. Mbsril's t'eonte ""d rblMpe.I'urvsyorof ths Yuiidevlllei Testified Testerday Abant tvl. t'hnpnaaa's Invasion aad llnlnKS Cofi" Told to Coma Again To-Day. The trial of Police Captain Chapman, who rtlieJ a private dinner given at Sherry's In flb avenue, br Harbert B. Retlsy In honor of Mi blotter's proipectlvn desertion of bachelor, hood, was begun yetterday afternoon at Pollco nMiir)uriirs Tho trial might more properly It tailed an official Investigation of the dinner, nf cspt. Chapman has asserted that wicked thloei "crolo go on there, and that he will croieltlnnrder to Justify hlarald: and Police Commissioner Grant, who It conducting the trlil, !i dlspotd to let him do It. The court -khjJwss fullof llttoncrs, most of them clerks emplojeJ In the building. " Little Egypt" and another woman who were to be witnesses for tht Captain were on hand early and they were tiptlaaroom back of the court room. The ireater number of the guests at the dinner, all e(whom had been tubrxcnavd, cnmo about :t s'clock and tat together at the back of tho too" room. Commissioner (.''ant came In a few minutes slur a o'clock. Capt. Chapman, his whiskers frttblr trimmed, had preceded blm by a few BOUitntt. There has only one woman In the courtroom, ctlio had a scat In the rear of the room n the south ldc. She wore a big hat ih Mack feather, and she kept her neck craned toward the bench. Commissioner Grant was accompanied by Complnlnt Clerk Peterson, yhnlsnoK undercharge for ollrged extortion. CapLChspmsn kept nuta'de the roll, and spent lh lime talking with reporters about every Itlni but his cae. Clrll Justice Stlner came la and had a talk with the Commis sioner. Then William F. Howe, resplendent la a blue silk polka-dot necktlo and an taormoas fur-lined overcoat. Joined the pair, (hear llammersteln, the present employer of "UUt Etrpl." had a seat uear the trio. It was e,uarter past 3 o'clock when Chief Conlln ar rlrtd with Col. K. C.James and Alderman Hall. Tbt lawyer repreienled Mr. Seeley and tho litsts at the dinner. Thermae Thatcher, who cimt right behind them, eald he was watching tltlatereits of Mr. Sherry. Mr. Howe said he jtpreiented Egypt, and he sat down among the rtDortsrs. Commissioner Parker came In, took a scat to the right of Commissioner Grant, and Us fatsl sounded. Complaint Clerk Peterson read the charges. i aadUMer Hart pleaded not guilty for Capt. Chspman. Chief Conlln, as complainant, stated tbat be tad made the charge " for the Kood of thtiltftrtment." He read the letters be had stat to Sherry and Seeley, informing them that t,t Inttnded making the charges and asking latin to call on him and make affidavits. He B tlioread tbalr replies that they did not desire H to nsks affidavits. H Lawyer Hart wanted to know If the letters Hj nets eSsred In evidence. He was Informed H Itsilktrwere not and that the Chief's state- Hj Dt was merely preliminary. The Chief con- H elided bis statement by raying that he appeared , as coaDltttisnt because he had been unable to MX (vtaarstberromsutnant. He had sobpwnard I aitrrssdr whose name hod been mentioned In II (eaaectlsa with the case. Arteritis statement Capt. Chapman, who had f Wu staadlsr, cot permUslon to ait down. OUtatt asked permission to represent the I Me; la its prosecution, and got It in spite of asyer Darts objection. The Colonel said tie Irata'i mudImmI bv the Chief, bnt the Chief lad asked blm it he would object to conducting Us tiaalialwa. Tk Brslwiisess called by Col. James was J Cbarlet Ft. Wilson, the assistant managsr at J entry's. Cob Jams asked blm what claaof ! people ptlnalztd the place. Lawyer Hart Jj obirctedoa thtfiound that that made no dlf. JJ Irrrnce. fnL James said It made a lot of difference. It FJI ra'sbt )e freeutnlrl by Chinese." "Or EyrilsL," (attested Lawyer Howe, and there a a great laoh. j ibs Commissioner sustained the objection, tnd then Lawrer Howe Insisted on all the wit M "w being tirloied from the room. Col. m .lame, objected urs'iunutly. Uooa.lt will clear the atmosphere" SAld hlwr,r "'" 'ad the Commlsi-lnner ordered j the wiine-us to go into the back room. It wa In 'h'siiomttiafl.ltile Egypt" wa waiting and JM Jlr. Srelejsgoest Joined her while everybody riartdwithULghter. V'1, if."! resumed the examination. He skl Wjon tt,e character of Mr. Sherry's ens nessar.il by implication got lu the character oilepatrons. Tben be lame to the night of 'V '. W llson said he was In the house that nisiit, lie sw (. hapmnn enter the place about Jo clock in ihe morning. He was at the lower coor t the lime and tne door was closed and bid len doted. He said that "three gentle oen in pn clothes pushed openthe door and f.v i ..! '''m' '-'ft- Chapman was one. He "JedLbspmanwl.athe wanted. The Captain niayie so reply but dashed up the steps three at f1tJm'- ."lie two men with the Captain followed 5 ? "P'talrs. ii,on went upstair, too. bnt he old&lseeChannanagaln. ik?,rr,Urt ,ke,l ,l'hi " It wasn't a fsct jBilhewss on guard at the door when Cbap P.i!lni'' " ald he was not. He Just i.V?"t? ,0 ,b,c ll"re lo '"t out a gentleman and I!;?', i"'?,11"1 wanted to know If It wasn't a esfi-i .fl C,tlt' Khauman and his mn had kh..abo,u.1'-!;l0o'clo:k n,l trlswl the door of M, u'if' ni Vi tho do..r was quickly locked, . llson said it wm not. .iiV !," wanted to know If It would aur ?. uh Jlrvi"!,n ,n know l,,at the Captain had k i-iL'V"1 looked Into the face of the man 7E. ' "'"Jtbednnrand eald to him, display ion &',Vi!,,W' "J. am c,rt- Chapman; why do . .rJ" Jnt . nd lllt a few minutes later J wi? ' r"'ry up stairs cea.ed. reiili -"SGl.',w '" wnul(l rerr much snr- i h. :!. d ib"1 nothing of the kind occurred. Bin to. "J1 w'tness was Alexander A. Ouche 1,,?:,, "Vg'nanwas the man who was being and ih.''""' " bv Wilson when Chapman ,',' poshed In. Ducheman waa with urn?'"; Ha saw that Wilson preceded him knnh ?' an.'1 had Jut Pht his hand on the ttsndJa11" ,flw open. Wilson de heard Ik'.' "'"."''"'hat they wanted, and he br him il wora Captain." The men brushed idldk't wift Krcat h"yv Ducheman aald he ento7.,t,,0..,.'?.,w,'l the men wanted. He On ..noul wtl' nl companion. aia,i"aml.oiulon Oocheman aald that he s ffDM?.Wof thevaudevllledepartmentof frallMl'1,'',,. phlPP " tho man who tteenf '!' vuJr""e or Seeley'. dinner. ttiiiB.il ,i'. "orauil. the manager for Sherry. lined ihat he Has at Sherry's the night of tile at ih i! u,nn,;r.w as given In what Is known bJAnah?o,Unbttl '"Vni.onthe second floor. It ibsttlm., In0 flnck' und he.was present from flr iff" lt was oer. He aw Chapman noor , i',a.',,c.rJUIn fched thehallwayon the seemed utc.lheia:inllerwi4 K'vsn. The Captain si's?, of ... In. Yery much of horry. In tho of lbs rtr-..1 '',(1 or lwn he ru"hf1 Mllit door to liailVnh nra "ul ,1B uctd ,0 auick for me isr Tl ?h.an.ce V " R word," aald the inaua P the siairP.Ulp, 'nn '"Unwed the Captain rDri. J ,.Fla,lr"d recovered from his Ul'i's act. "'" .""ddenness of the Cap ik.Hi...ci1,.,n onJ riitncd to tho door of rlalm ii1..n .' ."e n",rd '' Captain ex M Illoh we,. u i,rou,r."e.1''" Mr' 1,KPP' n1 m. strnted J v'1'?. '".I1" room, and they tbrouBh of! ..., '' Ul.' l Ptalu. who went on CeamithVre" t"nl'lP"l'tng n.lde the curtains nint anii',..l,,rr,,VaKUooil deal of ex 'ble -li,?!,, f?rlv nil the diners left the "Alt. "hoS.ef.?.u,"r I'T iin"" and exam " tbeilii i ,r m, ,i W V!"1.'1 Ihefaptnln to stay to ga , I , iu'', l11,"11 ,'' 1U prevalle.1 upon Ing he i?rt,?y" ft l"elill nd left. say. K K "vTOai'io'n1 'oV-th. erniu,6iut'1,f,?J,al U". ,.n,t'"" ''d not asked wnriilhg ' "(,"u "" of the things without on';AmmaIr,o,rt,,mf,"1 ""witness say truitiet I ki7i i ',""' "mi Ihtfdn irs wero ocked Wii isVli in L , I ,",n"'"' "'"' !'"t " demanded dmial.. He .1 ,i ' V'ruu ""'cmpiiatlc In his stru, i,r !,f" l,"" Wl" absolutely no ob. vme'"'hl",.a!!!!;llf',w.,'0.f,urn''lic'1 e nuile- Pl'lml le'pei ,r '!",n , he had fur- Uline.s iihil wT" "." ln the rtgiilarcnurso.if or il'e pi,? 'f1,""" tli dinner hlm.elf fff-'riner, rea.i: r 'hKliig the stage. His ''d I here n, !, ?.' wer" b"tl1 """' """J women, lbrH,.n,,,1,,,,'r'll,L' r"!"" r the women lu II ,n., '' r" K'V '" t'' stage from their "id l,e "a, ml.,l,'Vlr "'1,ru"c l0 the stage. "' tin kl(i i 1,i"',"'"lng the arrangement kuesi, ,";,'" ,b,1 were lu be given to the ' "". Mi., "iiJi ","1 "w Cam. CBap- ' . "lug ii i"r..M.?7,ooa, ,ndwMr. filcli were ,.' ' I" aVir'L .. '.' I'.f'8' Ml.a ll.nwond was ', k r fcaau ciaus uutodute." This, Jjoasa , j Mr. Phlpps eald. was a take-off on "Trilby." Ml, a Itenwood was In the dressing room behind a screen and the had on her costume when the Captain came. The dietslng room was exclu sively for the women. A eoreen was In the room for the better Droteotlon of the women when they were ohanglng their clothes. Two men entered the dressing room with the Cap tain, Phlpps said. He rushed up to the Captain and exclaimed! " 'Gentlemen, you can't come In here; this Is the ladles' dressing room.' Then the Captain aalrti 'I am the Captain of police.' Of course," said Phlpps, "I had nothing further to say," Philips was told to tell all that occurred. Ha said that one of the women performers was be hind the screen dressing and that she stuck her bead nut from behind It and exclaimed I "What'a the matter?" The Captain retortedl "What are you doing there? You know that you are not tit lo rail yourself a woman. If ynu don't look out I will take you to the station house." The nomau retorted: "I wlh you would." Phlpps went on and aald that the guests all were eiulted and crowded lu and expostulated with the captain and finally got him out of the room. He did lint remember the exact language that was used hy the gueats, but they told the Captain In effect that he was acting Illegally: that the dinner and the show that accompanied it were thoroughly respectable and that he had no right to break In on lias he had done: but that so long as he had done It he might as well stny and eat and ee the show out. Phlpps was asked what the Captain's manner was. He replied: "Capt. Chapman's manner was very aggressive at first and after that he was very apologetic." Lawyer Hart tried to have that answer stricken oiit. but It stayed. Phlpps aald he wasn't certain whether or not Mr. lllch, uho wan tine of the guests, was in the room when the Captain rame In, but he thought It possible that he might have been, because Mr. lllch waatoasMstln thedlstrlbutlon of the gifts. Tho Captain consented to see a little ot the dinner, and uhlle the Captain was there tho witness put ono of the female dancers on the stage and had her do her part. After she hml finished the 'aptaln loft, taring apologetically that lie saw that he had mane a mistake and ho was satisfied that nothing Illegal had been proposed. Haa quarter to 0 o'clock and the Com missioners had decided to adjourn at 0. Lawyer Hart said that he oould tint possibly comt'lrte tils rross-eiHtulnatlon of Phlpps by that time, so the hearing was adjourned until to.dnynt'J o'clock, all the wltnrses being tnslructid t appear without aubpu-nn. Mr. Si'ele)'s gussls may bs examined to-day. J.ir.l HE HI I.I.Kit ARBVCKI.U. A Mam Aeenaed of Feraterr ! I.nntewllle Nays lie Committed Harder lirre. Louisville, Jan. 7. Frederick llaumnn, who boa been confined In the city Jail here for three weeks on the chatge of forgery, and who. the police declare. Is shamming insanity to escape the penitentiary, to-day declared that he and another man murdered Frank P. Arbuckle In New York on Nov. 10 last. He tells the atory of the murder straight enough, bat the police think It la made up for effect on the Jury which will try him here. Ills account of the crime Is as follows: "People have been wondering who kilted Ar buckle In New York. I had a hand In tbat affair. My partner was Dave Edmunds, an actor, who Is now In Kvanston, North Chicago. We met Arbuckle In Sullivan's saloon down In Harlem. We saw him flash his roll, and when he left Edmunds and myself concluded we would fol low him and get his money. You wonder why we should bare dune this, but I'll Nil you; we bad been knocking about New York for two weeks, and we were completely stranded. It was a hand to mouth living with us at best. Sullivan's saloon Is on Third avenue. We fol lowed Arbuckle to Eighth avenue, where he stood waiting for a car. We pounced upon htm. Edmunds used a small slung shot, and 1 cracked him over the head with the butt end of a cimlth V Wesson revolver. We took his money. I .I'.'S, a diamond ring, and a gold w.itch. The watch Is now pa ned In a shouon Park row, near the IFurhf building. "After the crime we skipped to another part of the city, and a day or two later we left town by different trains. When I got to Louisville I forced checks on K. OnMsulfc eWit;.- " Du you think the odlceri will come here for me and lake me back to New York?" Hauman avked suddenly. "I'm not quit ready to tile. Edmunds Induced me to help htm with Ar buckle. but we didn't know he was going to die from the blows. If the police look for Edmunds thev will rind him at Kvanston." The police werv at first inclined to credit his story, but now they think Hauman la lying so as to make the Jury believe he la crazy, or to be sent back to New York. He sas he Is an actor. Frnnk P. Arbuckle, the Denver politician and millionaire, was found dead on Eighth avenue, between 16d and 151)a alreein, at :i "'click in the morning of Nov. ID. Ills money w, gone, but his watch wa In hie pocket. At first It was thought that he had died from the effect of knock-out drops, but at the autopsy It was dis covered that his neath was Due in ratty degen eration of the heart, and hastened by the use of stimulants. He had been making a round of the saloons and displaying a big roll of money. Nothing was learned of his movements after he lift James Wakely's saloon. Sixth aenue and Forty-second street, two hours txfere his dead body was found. Five meu were anesled: John Davidson of T-i"! Host Tuelflb street, deurge Sleptmno. alias Sheeny Sam. of .14 East l'.Nld street, Frederick Menger of CO'.' East Twelfth street, a mail named blew, art. and a man named Duller. All were dlt. charged. 1'rof. Wltlhaus examined Arbuckle'a stomach ajid reported that Its Inflamed condi tion was due to drink. J' HA ITS CO ST llOt. jr.M.VO ISt. AND II. It. Usts noatcht All the C'orbln Holdings Mr. C'orala'e Beat Estate Betaracd. Mr. Charles M. Pratt has purchased for the Pratt estate all the Corbln holdings of Long Island Itallroad secnritlrs. Notices were sent yesterday to the creditors of the Corbln estate by the Union Trust Company, the representa tive of the Individuals and Institutions which hold stock In tb road as collateral for loans made to the late Austin Corbln, that arrange ments had been made to take up the loans at once. Hy this transaction the Long Island Itallroad, which owes Its development largely to Austin Corbln, has passed out of the hands of the Cor bln family altogether. The deal was brought about by Edward King. President of the Union Trust Company: Duutont Clarke of tho Ameri can Exchange National Hank, and Oeorge 8. Edgell. Vice-President of the Long Island Hall road and son-ln-lav, of Mr. Corbln. They were acting as a committee In charge of the syudl- The amount of the loans was Jl.BOO.OOp. and Mr. Corbln gave as collateral for It his holdings la the Longl.land road. 1)0.000 half shares, the par value of whloh was J3.000.000. After Mr. C.rbln's death the value of Long Island stock depreciated so that the margin of the loan dis appeared. To mako this good on Deo. '-'U Mrs. Corbln turned over to the Unlun 1 rust Com pany. as trustee, leal ..tale, valued at JdOO.OOO. consisting ot her home at Thirty-eighth street and Fifth avenue and other property. Hy the deal completed i esterday all the loans are cleared up and the real estate was returned to Mrs. Corbln. Just what was paid for the stock it not yet known, but it Is said on good authority that the price was between 40 arid 44. The Pratts now hold a clear controlling Inter est In the company. The original holiilngHof the Charles Pratt estate amounted lo U.oOO, 000. The road is capitalized at SU'.OOO.OOOso that that they now hold J600.000 more than half thp stocky DISCniillSATISO nuitat.Aits. Ther Auaroe Mrs, Dwy'e fValatsey, ant Hpura Her Plate, When Mrs. Ella C. Day of 3:iU Fnlrmount ave nue, Jersey City, went down stairs ystterdsy morning, she found a note, written In a scrawl Ing hand, lying on the dining-room table. The note said: Dim Madsmi Your silverware Is on the bum. hut our whiskey la daulued good. Mrs. Day thought somebody was playing a Joke on her. and she didn't appreciate that kind nf a Joke, When she looked around, however, and saw that everything was topsy-turvy, she ro.illr.eil that burglars had visited the house, Mrs Day called her husband, and they miule an Investigation. They found that every room hud been ransacked and a quantity of valuable Jew elry and brlc-a-brao taken uway. "i lie thieves must hae done their work lels. urelv They ate some bread find mid meat wlilc'li they found In r pantry, and washed It ill wn with a bottle of whiskey that stood on the sideboard. Hureau drawers had been run . oked and such of their contents as the bur olars didn't want were scattered over the poors. Ill the silverware wsi Piled up on the dining, rnnm table. The burg ars had tested It. and nndTnglt to be plated did not take the risk of ""crying It o. Mrs. Day does not yet know how much property was taken. IJSevr York Tbeatr Dlagrnms, In the Cagls Almanac lT. I'rlee so centt..da. a . . . . CHANGE IN THE CHARTER. TUB itVSICIPAL. ASKEStnt.Y VI JtOVrS FROM 141 TO 80. Three Commltleeassa Inatead of Five from ss Ulstrlct Aldermea rrom Assembly Districts Oaposlttoa to the JProposed Mayor' Fowsrs-A ReTereadam Hcheme. At a seoret session yesterday morning tho Draft Committee of the (Ireater New York Commission decided on a very radical change In the chapter of the new city charter providing for the Municipal Assembly and Its powers. As presented the draft provided for an upper bouse of 37 members and a lower house of 104, a total of 141 city legislators. Tho change reduces the membership of the upper house to twenty-nine, nnd that of the Hoard of Aldermen to sixty. There is provision for the election ot three Councllmen each for the Ave districts of New York and the threo districts of Brooklyn, and two each from Queens and Hlchmond. The change, so far as It relates to the election ot Aldermen, Is more sweeping. The original draft provided for their election by Henate dis tricts. It Is now proposed to elect them hy As sembly districts, one from each district. This wilt give the towns of Queens county, ontsldo of Long Island City nnd N'xwtown, the right to name a representative of their own. oppositiox to the match's rowisns rno- VISION. The Greater New York Commission met again yesterday afternoon In the municipal Council chamber. City Hall. Thero was a large attendance of mon who were anxious to hear discussions on the sections of tho charter dealing with "tho Mayor's power of removal, and all other quostlons relating to tho Mayor, municipal civil service and Statistical Hu reau." The charter gives the Mayor the power to ap point alt tho administrative and cxooutlrn officers of the city except the Comptroller, who Is to be elected by tho oeoplo every four years, so that the treasury and finances will con stantly be In the hands of an Independent de partment. The Mayor also has absolute power to remove at will every administrative oiTircr. Irrespective of the prevrlbed term of his otllce, during the first six months of his adminis tration. After that he ran removo only on charges with the aporovat of the "ovcrnor. (leu. Benjamin F. Tracy called the Hireling to Older at 1;30 o'clock. Commissioners Seth I.o i. Mayor (lleasoc, Kllas II. Dut:her. ex Mayor T. F. Ollrny, Mnvor Strong. Becretary Plnney. Mayor Wurster, and W. C. DeWItt were present. James W. Hawes of the tlepubllcan Clnb said that his organization was of the opinion that the power of the Mayor should be nten&rv durlmr bis entire admlnlstrAtion. and not to be confined to the Ural six months of his office. ""V do not think that the Mavor of (Ireater New York will be a tyrant In offlcr." he said, "hut that he will exercise his powers wisely, and for the b-netH of the city." ".Suppose yon get an ambitious and corrupt Mayor?" suggested (Inn. Tracy. "Such a one would do damage under any circumstances." replied Mr. Hawes. The ipiiikvr said It might require six months for the Mayor to find out wnat kind of man ho appointed, "He might appoint a man." herald, "at the end of nvo and a half months, and at tho end of seven months find he was Incnmp tent. We should not start with the principle of handicap ping the Mayor and giving him entire control for only six months. The power of the Ma) or should he continued during his entire term." Dorman II. Eaton said he was unable to ap prove any part of the charter dealing with the Mavor's power of removal. "I propose to substitute for the words 'the Mayor may remove at pleasure' the wards 'the Mavor may remove whenever In his judgment the dubllo Interest shall so require.' No pub Ilo officer should be re.noyable at pleasu'e. That Is an ordlnnnc" that brings us back to feud al times. I think that a Mayor who would re move a puMlr official at pleasure would beun--orlhy to bo Ma, or of the (Jrester New York." Mr. Eaton said the whole theory of treating the heads of u city Government lu (he same manner as the head of the national (lovtru mem was false and misleading. "There Is no analogy whatever," he de clared, "between a city Government and the national Government. Th i Mayor had no right to appoint for personal reaon: he should appoint and remove to promote the general welfaro of the city and nothing else. When tou give the Mayor absolute power during his first six months of office ynu create a feudal Mayor destot In this city. You liavo given uu thorltr which Is ansolulely without pre:e dent In any enlightened ctty In the world, and I challenge any member of the commission 'u name tiny cltv. outside, perhaps, of Brooklyn, where me arbitrary right of removal Is given to the Mayor." Mr. Eaton said ho wanted to se the Mayor have the same ix-wer during his entire term. "The Mayor should be bound to exerrl.r his judgment and ot his pleasure when he tarns out any op clal," ho said. Mr. Eaton contended that at the t-nd of six months tli- Mayor was placed at the mercy of the Governor and the dominant party of the Ltatn hy the terms of th charter. "The charter." he said, "beora on Its verv face the Impress of Mayoralty tmwer and Is lramed on the theory that the Mayor of the city wilt he a virtual despot, lt was drawn up by men who have been Mayors, but never heads nf departments.'' The Mayor, be sain, should give his reasons in writing for removing the head nf any de partment. "1 couress It astonishes me to think that It should be deliberately proposed to create here a sort of despotism unknown to the Constitu tion of the nat on and unknown to (he Htate." Commissioner Low asked Mr. Eaton If the would favor Inserting tho words, "me Mayor may. In his discretion and for reasons to be submitted in writing, temove officers" In the charter. "That would lie a derided Improvement, hut I would have the reasons riled also." replied Mr. Eaton. "What would you say tn giving the Sfavnr the power of removal subject to the approval 3f the Council?" asked Gen. Tracy. "If tho people should electa good Council, that would be an Improvement. I think aln tho Mayor should send his appointment to the Council ten davs before the appointment was mnde. This would give the preas un oppor tunity to ransack the history of tho man the Mayor was going to appoint." Mr. Eaton also raid he wonld like to have a provision tnsoilcd lu the charter providing that the Mayor should make no appointments or removals by reason of political or religious opinions. "WouU you prefer that after six months the Mayor's pot.er of removal should tie siio ject tn the auoroval of the Council or the Gov ernor?" Inquired Chairmen Tracy. "Most decidedly lo the approval of the Conn ctl. I am tired of going to Albany, nnd a, and always for home rule," replied Mr. Eaton, emnhntloally. Chairman Traoy asked If anybody else wished to sneak, nnd. as there was no response, the hearing nat adjourned until to-day. CI1AM1IXH or COUVItnCE WANTS A nitrKUINDUM, The Chamber of Commerce adopted a set of resolutions yesterday, presented by Charles Btewart rlmlth. railing on the Legislature tn extend the time lu which to complete the Greater New York obarter, and to pass an amendment which shall cause the charier to be submitted tn the people affected by it before It Is finally acted upon by the Legislature. The resolutions called forth considerable discussion, but the only one to oppose them was Nathan T. Upragne. Mr. Bprngue'ii romarks brought a lengthy protest from the Hon. Abram S. Hewitt. He said that nil his life he bad been opposed to the referendum on ourrent questions, think ing It tn be u violation of the representative prlnolple of government, but when It comes to n constitution, to the establishment nf tho funda mental rights anil llherllegnf a people, reference has always been made to them. Thepioposed charter la really a constitution for a larger num ber of people than lived in this country when the National Constitution was made. Mr. Hewitt said furthers "Hut lint Idea nf proposing loan Intelligent community the adoption of n charier, which la lo govern It for oil time, and which Is lo control tho disposition of hundreds nf millions of dol lars and tho right to Impose taxation amount. Ing, as It will before the present century Is nut, to over one hundied millions upon the peoplo nl this community- tho proposition that that lmll bo dono without fair investigation and proper examination seems to me utterly absurd and ridiculous. It Is not anuestlonas tn whether these communities should be consolidated, lt Is a question nf how ther shall be governed when ihey are consolidated," Mr, Hewitt ended by giving this opinion of the now charter: "It Is an attempt to establish party govern, ment In the greater city nf New York. The provision for bi-partisan commissions, which aro tn control the election and which are tn con trol the police of this great oily, meant that your property and my property will be divided between the bosses of the two parties and their heelers." , The resolution were carried unanimously. COOPER KIT.t.H rilVR MORI', The lletlme or This South Carolina Nettro Number H. Dead aad Five Wounded. CoLUMiiiA. 8. C, Jan. 7. Five men and one woman killed, five men wounded, and two women assaulted. Is tho record of Simon Cooper, n negro, since New Year's day ln Sum ter county. At an emancipation celebration In Magnolia on Jan. 1 Cooper killed Henry Davis, colored, aud when a posssof negroeswltha warrantattempt ed to take him be shot down six, ono of whom has died. To-day he added four whites to his list nt killed. He was engaged to be married to a girl named Eva Hickson, nnd last night bo went to Lynchburg armed with n Winchester rlflo, swearing that he would marry tho girl or kill her. When he rame to tho house the gtrl, who had turned against him, escaped nnd lied to the woods. When Conpor pasted tho hnuso of Ellzn Hickson, a slster-lti.liiw of his sweothcatt. ho fired Into tho hnuso six timet. Ho then went to another house and broke through a door. Here he found Julia Ellison nud forced her to go with him luto the woods. He did not allow tho girl tn return home till this morning, Meantime a parti of nhltomru had collected and decided tn attempt to arrisl tho outlaw. The negro cursed them and dared them to rome on, but on their approach ho 11 red at them several times and then fled. Just after daylight this morning Cooper started out, but toon stopped nt the housnof Thomas Iloyle, colored, nnd demanded his hor.e. Dovlo hurried to Lynchburg to tell the white people of Cooper's whereabouts. A party set out on horsaback. Two miles from Lynchburg they reached the honsn of West Wilson. In ono room lay the dead body of Wilson, past his three score years and ten. In another room wero the bodies of his son and his son's young wife. J utt outside the house In the public road was the dead body of a negro with nn axe sticking In hit head. The news soon spread oyer tho whole surrounding country. A Cooper harneaed a stolen horse to Wil son's buggy he may have cone there simply tn get a conveyance, and when It was refused shot the occupants of the house and took the buggy. Wll.oti, Mr., was shot three times In tho hreat and Wilson, jr., was shot In the templo and his hend split open with nn axe. Mrs. Wilson was shut once with a pistol. The tlrst Intimation of the crime was received In Sumter about U o'clock. Sheriff Plerson its soon as pissitilenrcanlred a posse, nnd, char trrlng a special trsln, left for Lynchburg. When tho train reached .Masvlll the Sheriff received Information that Cooper hail been seen to pass near the town. The train was stopped at Maysvllle, and a part of thb po.,e left for Ht. Charles and the others took tho public rosd coming toward Humter. These two parties. In conjunction with poes from Mayavllle. are scouring every footofthe land between Maisvllle and Sumter. i:l.t.(ii:ici:i r klvilvcm. The DouBhertr Famlls-nT Yonkers Mny All Have ICablea from Nuralas: a l'et Iron. Hecsuse of their devotion In nursing n pet 8L Ilernard dog the lives of William A. C. Dougherty of Yonkers and his ciitlrn family are In danger from hydrophobia. 'I tin dog was suffering from rabies, and had been 111 for some days before a vitcrlunry surgeon was cnllid In and the family learned of their danger. The entire family are now taking the treat ment fnr rabies nt the Pasteur I tl-tltuto. at Ninety-seventh street and Central Park West. The Doughertys have a Urge plate nn Point street, Yonkers, The family consists of Mr, aud Mrs. Dougherty and threo daughters nnd one son, Leo, the dog that pat them In dancer tame to the Doughertys when he was Ave weeks old. He toon grew to great size, and became the pel not only of the family, but of the neighborhood. When he became sick last Friday tho w hole fain tly Joined in ministering tnhim. Although he hnd difficulty In swallowing, they did not .usprcl rabies, and began to nursn him without thought of danger. He was taken mm the house nnd nursed like n child. Each one look turns lu watching him. and he was seldom left alone. Hy a strange coincidence all nf thn-e who nursed him had scratches on their hands dur ing Ihe time I he dog made nn attempt tn bite. Hi-Just lay still und moaned. Finally Dr. l.ambklu. n xct. erlnary uri,enn was called In, (Ineh'Ok at tho do wa sufllrlent tn lell him that II u ilm;ws mud. Then he asked the family if they had handled him. "Handled him'" they Ml ex claimed. " Why. we've been titimlng him everr day." Dr. Lauitiklli advised tiiem lo handle the dog therrnltrr with glovi-o. He nl.o loM them to see their f iimllv !h Mclun at m.re. l.en died on Tueday. The doctor ndied the family to go nl nuru to tint Pasteur Institute ami take the treatment for rabies, eaterduy Ihey began the treatment Dr. l.umtiadte of the Pnsteur Institute said yesterday that the dog hud died of dumb rabies. " In this case," lie pisld, "the lower Jnw was paralwrd and It was Impossible for him to wallow anithlng. aud he wns nl.n unuhle to hile. It Is a mistake, however, to supios that It Is not as dangerous as the more violent form. Any one becoming Inoculated by the virus from this form of the disease ih liable tn develop the ume symptoms and heroine pnralized in the rallies manner. 'Ihe enllta and eerretlnn from the mouth contain the germs of the tils, ease, anil when thee are absorbed In an in cision of the skin they uru liable to prove fatal." MOM XSOtASAVOI.IS, TOVR HONOR Lawyer Cass's Plea for Ilellly Work Ttvlcd With the Recorder. On Wednesday Lawyer Amos II. Evans suc ceeded In convincing llecorder (loll that Fred erick Ilellly was a really nice young man Just from Indianapolis, who deserved a light sen tence under a conviction for conspiracy, Hellly escaped State prison and got nine months ln the penitentiary for a " first offence." Yesterday morning the Krcorder learned that on Deo, "0. 1N0,1, he had sentenced Ilellly to tho Island for three months on a charge of grand larceny. At that time Lawyer Evans made the same sort of a plea for lenity; respectable fam ily: short time from ludlanapulli; never ar reted befofe, .... Sending for Lawyer hvans. the ltecnrder asked for au explanation. The lawyer had for gotten about the tlrst time that ho pleaded for Then Hellly was brought ovsr from the Tombs. Ho had nothing to lose, and he told the truth. , , Then Lawyer Evans remembered the cir cumstances. He said that he had forgotten about Rellly's tlrst arrest, and would not have made the Indlannpolls plea If he had remem bered having Hellly fnr a client before. Then the Recorder called up bis clork and "Notify the Prison Association about this) Notify the Warden of the penitentiary 1 Notify the Detective Bureau, and I'll writo It across the tndiolment. so this man Hellly will be known In tho future." Lawyer Evans Is the man who gnt up fnr Mr. fiotT that famous hill to make the llecorder tho supreme boss of the General besslons. XEtIRO AT lilt: COVXOll. TARLE. Isaae It, Allen Hivnrn la us One or Cot, Woleott's Adviser. HnSTON, Jan. 7. The Legislature heard to. day the oath of office administered lo the colored successor of the Hon. John H.Sulllvaunsamum her nf the Governor's Council, and this same Lvgislatuie smiled a mnmont later when Coun cillor Everett (1. Ilenton presented his arm to I his colleague on tho Governor's Hoard of Ad visers and escorted him out of the house and through the corridors to tho executive chamber on the floor below. It was a treat victory for Isaac II. Allen, fnl lowing a long, hard light which had not ended until this forenoon, when the Legislative Com mittee gavo Sullivan leave tn withdraw his petition forlheHeatl and thuco'nred Councillor showed his tetth in n happy smile nnd mode nn etfnrt tn conceal his satisfaction, when sure that the coveted honor was his. "The Hepubllcan parly In Massachusetts could not have done olherwlte," said .Mr. Allan, referring to the decision nf the committee, " The honor of Massachusetts was at stake. I was fairly elected. I knew It and the people knew It. I have felt all along that I should take my seat in the Council, I felt that It hud been so ordained by God," neglB the New Year Ttlaht Dy curing jour cough or cold In twenty-four hours with Hiker fcxpecioMM. 4dv. MAJOR M'ONLEY'S CABINET AI.L1SOS AX1 IHSOLEY ARE SO I.tl.VO V.R 1'OSSIIIII.ITIES. They Prefer Their rinoes In Congress to at Oublnet OfUee Hlierasn Itetleyed In He Mluted lor Ihe rJlute Iortrolln-Mnry land Mnr Furnish tho Southern Member. WA8HINOT0N, Jan. 7. Outside of Washing ton there seems to be a wide difference ot opin ion as to whether Senator Alll-on will be a member nf MuKlnley's Cabinet, in Washing ton, howevor. It it very woll known to Mr. Alli son's friends aud to the publlo generally that he will not lcavo tho Senate. Mr. Allison ar rived In Washington this morning direct from Canton, It bolng the first time ho has been here since having tho capital last summer at tho close of Controls. The President-elect un doubtedly duslred to havo Mr, Allison In tho Cabinet, as Mr. Garfield and Mr. Harrison wanted hltu, but Mr, Mclvtnlry knows. Just as well as all othor personal friends of tho Iowa Senator do, that the Presidency Is the only of fice that oould tempt him from his comfortable and Influential plncoln the he mile. Mr. Allison's Canton visit has caused renewed gossip over tho qucstUm as to whether any member of the United Stales Senate would be Invited Into McKlnley's Cabinet, nnd particu larly as to whether Senator Sherman will lie Secretary of State. Among the Senators who are regarded as political and personal friends of the Ohio Senator the btllnf la general that he Is slated for thu officii of Secretary nf State, and that the name of Mark A. Hanna Is on the list of tho Ohio politicians as Senator tn succeed Mr. Sherman, but thoio Is no direct evidence that this plun can bo curried nut. So far us can be learned. Senator bhonusn has not taken any j of the Senators Into his confidence to thu extent of telling them whether he Is lo be a member of the Cabinet, but It is thought that positive Information on this point will bo obtained as the result nf his coming pilgrimage to Can ton, Among public men tn Washington, who have known Senator Sherman well for many years and who hat o watched his recent vacil lating course on public questions, especially that of Cuba, it Ih a mailer of great eurprlte that he should br asked to become Secretary of State, Tlie-e persons believe that Mr. Sherman Is u ii III ted, by reninn of his ags, his lack of dip lomatic training, and his habits of thought, lo become the sticcestor of such mon as lllalne and Olney, and there are many who believe that if Mr. Sherman l to go Into tho Cabinet at all It will be In his old place as Secretary of the Treasury, instead of that of Secretary of Slate. Members of Congress und other public men who best know Itepre.entallvo NeNou Dlngley, Jr.. are still cnnl'idem thai he will not accept the portfolio of the 'Irea-ury Department that wat offered to him when he vUiled Canton Just before the meeting nf Congress. Mr. Dltiglei't rrssons for preferring nut to go Into ihe Cabinet are tho fear thai lie Is not phj -icully strong enough to perform the work of the office, nnd thut he could be more helpful to the Hepubllcan purty ln Its work of putting ou the natule books a tnrltf law thai will provide sufficient revenue for the operations nf the (internment as a Hep reseulutive friini the Mute nf Maine nnd Chair man (if Hie Vh)i unit .Means l oiumltteo than un Secretary of lhe'!reaur. The President-elect, ll Is understood, lias rome tn t he t nnuliiKiou that the Miuilieru mem ber of hl Cabinet most he a reliletil nl one of thu three Males of 'lenneee, We-t Virginia, or Maryland. Soon after the election it waa Ihe general opinion that 11, Clay Etantnt Tennes see, tho trading Southern candidate fnr Vlcr President last summer, would be chosen, and tl Is km.wn that the Prr.idrnt-elect Is rather In clined to favor Mr. Evane'a amhlllon. 1'hrre Is mui h nppniililiiii to him iu the part of South ern men, however, partly browing out of the fuel that ho is not a unlive of the South. At present II look- us If .Marrninil, that gave a nmjnrily of IUI.ihiu for Mt Kinlcy and sound luoiiei. would draw the t itunei prize for iho Miuih, olihiiiiuh Wert Yiru'iniu will put forward n Mrnn claim for Ihe appointment nf .linlk-e Nathan tlnlT. who r-ecrelary of the Navy for a time In H.t)es's ( nlilnel. emttiir-eleel Welllngtini nf .Maryland, the Chairman nf the Hepubllcan Mnle ( omiiilltte. think-, as other Itepubllcans do, Hint Judge Gnff would hardly care to re-ign u life place upon the bench nf the United Mules Court tn take a four ea,' ti rm In the Cabinet, and he has uc-rei-deil In getting n pracltcailt eolld support lor hie candidate, .lames A. Gary, Gen. Felix Ag nus, the proprietor nf the llaltlmore .tmerlrnn. who visited the Prenldent-elect J esterday. It niiparently the only c ir,stilcuous Mar) land Ite tmnlieaii npposml tn Mr Gary's landulacv. and Ills opposition Hnioiints tn little ln view nf tho fact that Mr Wellington It In absolute ronlrnl nf the Hepubllcan purty machine In Mar land, and as Mrnne nnd Influential In bis leadership of the llepublii'iin nf the State a Seliatnr Gor man was nf Ihe Hi mncrats In the heiday of his politic nl rower. With regard tn Maryland's candidate Senntnr-elecl Wellington to-day said : "The Itepiibih-an party In .Mar) land Is a unit In ile-lilng lbs appointment of Mr. .lames A. flarv of that State '.n a position In Malnr Mr Kltile)'s Cabinet. Willi Ihe polble exieptlon of Gen. Agnus there Is no prominent Hepubll can In tho State, who would throw a t-lnglo obstacle in Iho way of Mr. Gary's preferment. From tin' conferences we liavohad with Major McKlnlnv wehnve very great confidence that Maryland will bo fntored with a Cabinet posi tion and that Mr. Gary will be the man. Major Mritr lutnv f pom tin, lf, el I nil m,l .! otnincrlv tin,, the "nuili would gel a plsee In his Cabinet. The Intimation then narrowed downlo thestate ment that the place would go Innnenf the three States which cast their electoral votes for tho Itepuhllraii ticket, sltire then Ihe question has comedown to whether West Virginia or .Mary land should n reive the honor. In my opinion either Judge i,oft or Mr. James A. Gary will be a member nf Major McKlnle) ' Cabinet. Thern Is strong reason tn suppose Ihat Judge Guff will not leave the bench and lt lifu position to take a four-year tenure of office, even If It wero offered in him. nnd we have every reason to feel coiilldent thai .Mr Gary will be selected, Mr. Gary l about 0'.' -sears old, and Is extremity strong nud vigorous. Two )enr ago his health was somewhat Impaired, but since then he has entirely recovered and Is quite able to undertake Cabinet work. It Is an extremely delicate mutter to tall, to a I'resl-detit-elccl about his Cabinet. Tile selection of the right men Is morn tn the President thnn tn any nne else. We know, hnwever. that Major McKlnler Is disposed Indo something for Mary land, and wi know what wo want, nnd that Is Ihe tendor nf a Cabinet position, preferably the Postmaster-Generalship, to Mr. Gary." SJll.J. ROOM ISO ALOKR. A Cabinet riaee Would Tie "a Pnrtlal ItreoBslllna" ol Ills tlVrvlcea. Lansinu, Mich., Jan. 7. Tho Hepubllcan State Central Committee last night derided to hold the spring convention for the nomination of a Justice of the Supreme Court and two Hegents of the University nf Michigan at Detroit on Feb. U3. The oommtltea adopted this resolu tion: "no!rcil. Hy the Hepubllcan Central Com mittee, that as a Just and partial recognition of Gen, Alger's eminent services In the Held, and his conceded ability as a statesman, we com mend mm to mo mvnraoio consineraiinn or President-elect MrKlnley at a suitable person for a Cabinet position, believing as we do Hint nny favors conferred will be duly nptireclnted by the people nf Michigan and cordially In dorsed hy the ltcnubllcuna of the entire ooun-try." instil. i:y i)i:ct.tsi'.n a ri.Aoi:, Ills Hob's Newspaper Antinitaees That the Treasury 1'ost Wns OfTered tn Him. Kalahaiio, Mich,. Jan. 7. The IMllv Ttlt yrnph, which Is published by N. Dlngley, aeon nf Congressman Dlngley, publishes the follow ing uuthorltatlvo despatch from Washington to-day: " It can be stated definitely that Congressman Dlngley, Chairman of the Wuys and Means Committee, has decided not to nicepl a Cabinet position. He was onered the place of Secretary of the Treasury h) l'resldenl-eleot MuKlhley, and given Uino to consider It. Great pressure has been brought to have him ucrept It, but he has definitely decided not to lake the place. Ills present duties are much moio congenial to him. Furthermore ho fears the arduous duties nf the Treasury portfolio would seriously Impair his health." The Hot Hprlnea of Arkansas. Ownsd by lbs Uulteil Hlates (Inrerninent. Winter cllmste mild and sunny. Arllugtou, Avenuo, Pull man. Waukesha and other hotels always open. Hotel Jjistuian vpsita Jau. M0, lllustratsd paniptiletssnd ull information turolsbed hy W. K. IJoyt, sill ".road way, Miw York. Call or write, Adv. IS GOMEZ RETAl.IATISOt A lteport That He Has Bhot 114 Mpanlsh 1'rlsonsrs, Atlanta, da., Jan. 7. The Comfftud-m has n. despatch from Key West which says that Gen. Gomez has begun the work of reprisal against Spaniards. In an attack upon tho central troeha, near Moron, he captured the Spanish garrison ot lago Avlle, 114 men. They wtie notified that, according to the prec edent set hy their own Government, they should prepare to meet their fate. They had an opportunity to write messages to their friends In Spain, and then. In groups of twenty-five, thoy w ere shot to death. Weylcr's announcement nf the pacification of Plnar del Hlo doss nut stand. Un lelt over ,1.000 Insurgents In the nrovlnre. He took additional soldiers from the military cordon tn Havana tn demonstrate that there were no insur gents thero, when, ns soon as ho ramotcd them, Cuban Generals Hnoul Arangn and Castillo marched Into the province from Havana prov ince with 3.000 more men to relnforco tho 3.000 already thero. This nil goes to prove how much dependence can be placed In the statements of Weyler as tn Ihe attitude of the Cubans. They are nut afraid nf the Spanish, and not ono man has surren dered In tho province of Plnar del Hlo. trETl.KR'.H JfEXT MOTE. He Hopes In IXtiatle Around Antonc Ibs Patriots or lluvunn nnd Mslussus, Maiiiiiii. Jan. 7.- An official despatch from Havana says that Captain-General Weyler will Intrust tho military operations In the province of Plnar del Hlo to another commander, while he himself will direct decisive operations against the Insurgents In the provinces of Ma vana nnd Mntnnzas. It Is also said that he has given permission to tho sugar planters to resume work on their estates. nit, JAMESOS'S RAID, The Ttners Ask .Inhx Hull In Pay Nearly 10,000.0(10 fnr That Utile Picnic. JottA.NNtHliL'iuJ. Jan. 7. The Johannesburg 'undird announces this morning that the Government has completed Its bill ngalnst the Hrltish Government demanding Indemnity for the Jarue'on raid, and is about to forw srd It to London, Tho amouut of tho Doer claims Is under i'.OOO.OOO. at fir cirn. service it ill llelaK Drafted na th alnes FjuKlcested by Use. Attack. A proposed new civil servlco law Is being drafted nn tho llnrs suggested bv Gov. Hlnck In his message, and It will probably be Introduced , In both houses nf the Legislature when they re assemble next week. II HO CU1 MISS CHECK'S 1IAIRT ll.r Itrnld Found In Ibs Mnrnlnsr Ileslds a llnir.Ilurni d Candle, In ner Room. Oiiamie. N. J., Jan. 7. Mrs. Thomas J. Check of 34 North Clinton street. East Orange, re ported to the East Orange police to-night that i burglars hud entered her residence some time I during last night or early this morning, and, , after ransucklng Ihe place, went Into the room I of her ltl-year-old daughter and cut off her hair. The young girl hnd a handsome head nf 1 hair, which whs done up In a braid. The braid w as clipped off close tn her head with a small pair of scissors which were on Miss Check's ilrre-er. A half'bnrned candle was found nn a chair In Miss Check's room, and her braid of halrwas found beside the candle. The young girl de clares that she did not hear a sound during Ibe night, and that It was not until this morning when she arose to dress herself that sho discov ered the lns of her hair. Mrs. Check sunt the burglars gained entrance 1 thrnnrh Ihe front door, which had been left open for two nf her sons, who were out at a dance in Orange. I Christopher ltncer. hn lives In William i street, Eft-t Orange, was visited last night hy I burglars, and Jl.OOO wnrth nf Jewelry was taken. Tho Intruders entered through a second story window over the front porch. nor. nt.ACK is democratic. He tVnlks to and from the Cnnllnl nad Wrses n Worklnc Hack Coat at His Ilesk. Ai.iianv. Jan. 7. Gov. Frank S. Hlack has n decided distaste for anything that savors of formality or ceremony. He has not a yet fixed any office hours, l.lke Gov. Flower he walks to and from the Executive mansion. In tho Exec utive chamber ho wears a working sack coat of dark material wllh a verr abbreviated skirt. It does not lend exrrsslvo dignity to his tall form, but ns that Is what the Governor strives to avoid, he Is satisfied. His habits In tho cham ber nre lery businesslike. As he sits at the desk he swings In his chair, sometimes clear urnund until he fares the windows on the east side, and quickly disposes of his visitors. When he came Into the chamber the other day an or derly .prang tn open the door. Gov. Hlack checked him with the remark: " Ynu need not open the door for me. lean open It myself. Thure Is no more reason why It should be opened for me now than before I was Governor." HELD VP IX FIFTH ATKNUE, A Womna Attacked by a Footpad Near Ht, Patrick's Cathedral. Miss Anita Drlscoll, teacher In the Deaf and Dumh Institution at Sixty-seventh street aud Lexington avenue, will appear In Yorkvlllo Court this morning to prosecute a footpad who ntlempled last evening to snatch her purse, which she carried In her hand. Miss Drlscoll had Just left St. Patrick's Cathedral when Die prisoner, Chatfleld, who says he Is a law) er, made the attempt nt high way robbery. She clung close tn her purse, und he finally dashed down the avenue, followed by Miss Drlscoll and a crowd shouting "Stop thlefl" At Forty-nlnth street he headed for Madison avenue, where he was raptured by Policeman lCrcnaii. who lucked him up In the Fiftv-flrat street station. He denied guilt. He said he re. sided at u hotel at Greenwich and Cortlandt streets. KILLER I.V A HOUSE ELEVATOR. Alias Mary Oarrctt's Private Heeretnry Meets Her Heath In ItiiMlraore. Baltimore, Jan, 7. Miss Ida V, Hoagland, private secretary to Miss Mary Garrett, was killed by a fall down an elevator shaft In Miss Oarrett's house on Wett Monument street to day, It had been the young woman's custom, when the elevator boy was not at hit post, to open tho elevator donr, reach In and pull the check rope, thus raiting or lowering the ele vator ns the desired. While on the third floor this morning Miss Hnsgland attempted to do that. Losing hei balance the fell to the bottom of the shaft, forty feet below. Her skull was fructuied nnd sho was otherwise badly Injured. She survived until noon. Miss Hoaglaud was about 30 years old and was from Philadelphia. VIIISKKr TltVST LEASES VOIR, The New Organisation Released Thereby or Obligations Katlmnted nt Bl.r.OOOOO, ClIICAQO, Jan, 7,-Tho United Slates Court nf Appeals handed down nn Important decision to-duy tn the Whiskey Trust case. The Court decided that the leases mnde by the old Whisker Trust cannot bo enforced and nre void. This rids the American Spirits Manufacturing foin panynf about fifty leases running for about twenty years and Involving something like $1, 500,0110. Fire Chler G'roker Huns Over n Woman, Mrs. E. Smith, S3 jenri old, of 2::5 Entt Twenty-sixth street, while crossing Fifteenth street at llrosdway lost evening, was knocked do a u und run nterby Assistant Flro Chief Croker of thn Third Ilatlnllon, who was on his way to n lire, Mrs. smith received ft scalp wound and was badly bruised, She was re moved to St. Vincent's Hospital, Labor Lender Sllke llnrrelt Killed. ConnkllmVILlk, Pa., Jan. 7. Mike Uarrett, famous In the coke region for his disastrous leadership In tbe lone strike of 1R03, when Chief Engineer Paddocks and many other were killed In riots, wat run over by a Baltimore and Ohio train last bight and killed, II Was SS yean old, and lsavti a, family. 0 A WAR OF EXTERil NATION If! w JIORRIRLE RARIIAItlSM or SVAH. V) I A ItltS AT II A V ASA'S HATES, jB Fenceful Cllltens llnekrd to Pieces In th jw J Mirrele by Hpanlsh Pntrols- A Uu v J Killed with Machetes far Ilelrnjlna: a ' d 1 Cuban Accent When Glvlnc Ihe Puss word , W lfl Havama. Jan. 7. All that has been reported iW concerning tho recent massacres In Ouanabacoa .WJL la as nothing compared with what Is now ocrpr- 71 q ring In that town nt the very doors of the city IB of Havana. It Is Inconceivable that In an Ml' American country such savage butchery Is lol- ,. I crated without an Immediate protest from for- Im sign powers In the nnme of humanity. M Domingo Lngarrn, n peaceful man, who never 0 ; had any rnnnectlon with tho revolutionists, pS while returning home In (luai.abactia on Tnes. i ; day night wns killed hy a forrs of the Spanish patrol nt the cornerof Conccpcloti nnd Jesus 'jj' Nararetin streets. Tho crime was seen by many fl!; families of the neighborhood, but all were ', y warned by the assassins that the same fate ;) would befall them If they dared lo utter a word l bout the matter. ' As the unfortunate Lagarzn was approaching . I " theetreetof Jesun Narnreno the enll of "ijnlm fftfJ" (who lives?) was given to him by thn t patrol. lie immediately answered "Spain," " j but one of the soldiers remarked that his accent Mr was that of a Cuban. 1 " Give him the machete," was tho order of the Si chief of the detachment and with twn blows of 4l tho deadly weapon Lagarza was killed. His Uf head and one arm were severed from his body. ,V)!l The body was left lu the street, and thero lt nSifi was this morning. No one dared to remove It yflaT or to apply to the municipality In behalf of the !Ji!jK, publlo health for fear of being considered a iirxSr sympathizer with the Cubans nnd murdered In Swiff thosamewuy. S'nSxs Since Tuesday eight more victims are said to "iS have been added tn tbe lung list of massacres. VpaL The American Consulate Is making nn Invest!- S mHI gallon Into the matter and has evidence that j mj twenty-eight peaceful persons hsvo been killed 3 fW by tbe Spanish. Proofs nf these facts are T & brought to Consul. General l.re'sattentlondally, J IB bnt, as no American citizen ha yet been slain In jK Ouanabacoa, the Consulate tntillnes He work tn ti.iPw Piling up tho evidence at mere matters of In- irJSBk formation. nt'flr Father Muntadas, a Catholic priest, rector of fi'V-' the school supported hy the congregation of '!Jf' Plarlsts In Ouanabacoa, has protested energetl. ft. 5JL cally In the nnme of Christianity against those C sflfc burbarous crimes which are terrorizing thst '"Ji town and Havana. This fact is of great Im- ,1 itt porlance, for Fother Muntadas is a Spaniard by .1 5JC birth, and is well known fnr his loyalist feelings M'l' ond his hatred nf the ruiolutlon. u S, Major Fondevlella, who orders these matsa- yiisw cres. nijs that the priest's business Is to pray A Bl and the soldier's to kill, ii'.m:. Fondevlella has obtained from three men of SfrsK the worst antecedents, namoly. Jo6 Cando, rK Pablo Marurl, and Hartnlu llamos. denuncla- saiV tluns. tn order tn prove Ihat all the victims were sfiJssF Insurgents or conspirators acting in cooperation pKaxlj with the Insurgent hands that raided Guanabo. 'l"I coaa few da)s ngo. Hut even If thl were pot- F'frli. slhly true, are the nffldat Its of Csncdo. Mnruil, WlwK' and Itamns enough to Jnttlty such savage butch- etoSv ery'r Guuiiabacoa is occupied by the Spaniib. f,gH troops. and the men assassinated were altlnhab, bfsnC Itsnts of the town and non-combatants. &1stsC Hesldes the asasslnallons In the streets, moor MSaW' victims ars executed outside nf the town tn at it 'Italy camp maintained by Fondevlella expressly for ?iww that purpose. While be was being conducted tn nS'1 this place a Cuban named Jos Valdes succeed- 'i-'ifc' ed In breaking his fetters and escaped. He wot riS'"' fired at by the guards, hut was not touched. Hl'Sr' An official report 1ms been published of nn eni o'tfiSj gngrment near Uejucal. which is represented by !; the Spanlnrds as an ordinary skirmish, with thl 'If iK' usual result of a victory for the troops. From KlvSs reliable sources it Is learned that the fight was r Mfi a serious one. The Cubans were led bv Gen. tjisRi Qulntln llanderns, the famous second of Macro IrtWi during the first invasion uf the West. UiMtf: Handerua's object was lo enter Plnar del fcrxP- Hlo to rtluforce the revolutionary army there, S'Bl and make nil the reports of the pacification of fi?3 that province which Weyler spread everyday rfjaK' appenr ns ridiculous as they really arc. The SivsRi Spaniards tried to oppose Ills march and were (ll'sfci driven by him Into Ihe town of Hejucnl, whlrh. iirK' he then attacked. The light lasted seven hnnrt, .Ifeca"'- and the Cubans destroyed several houses, en- irrisy? terlng nt last hy fone after the dispersion of If'Krl the Spanish troops, nnd then proreodlng la JalaS!' triumph lu I'lnnr del Hlo. VMi,' With regard to the ciso of the Three Trlends, w'flr' the Spanish newspapers here nre trying to JcW prove In clabornto editorials that the filibuster tl'IE'( steamer Is a pirate, but at the isms time they fn'tWl deny that she fired on any Spanish war vessel. 'iiiVt'' The DIurdi uY Id Jfiirlim says that the punish- h'rvv) ment of piracy is deserved by theTlirec Friends' ll'ISsf-l officers and irew, "because she carried a cannon WiSaV mounted on her deck." MljiU' Kr.y Wkst, Jan. 7,-,!os6 Valdes, a Cuban ' K?iffi'i sentenced to death In Ouanabacoa without trial ui'ltt'l' by Major Fondevlella, arrived at Key Wett last . m'lfflVjj night on board of the steamer from Havana. ' j jifK) J He escaped from his guards while being con- 1 ifcl') ducted to the place of execution, nnd In Havana ' MS was concealed tn the house nf a friend, w ho sue- tj l''' cceded lu sending him to Kev West hy the IJJ jjY! Plant steamer. ' W )ft Valdes confirm all the stories about the mas- fi! ?. sarres In Guanahacoa by orders of I'ondcvlella, fP.isSsJ and especially tho report sent to Tin: Spn that 'iVSM' the bodies of tho victims were left unburled ji Ijitfl and thrown In the dogt. ,1, a?J'rt "I have seen." says Valdes. "tho dogt drag vM'tf'v human arms around In the streets of Guana- Misl! bacoa." mmt lie add that the terror of the people Is In- ; y wi'1 tense, und that nenrlyallthe students In the I JMtv Plarlst Fathers' School have been taken away JJJ'i from Guanahacoa by their families. 1 Xf'ii., i 'Wl5$ IS MA CEO A LI VET J 'vScft! ( ?'3m The T.ondon Times Sinn Cables That the) ' , Jltfl ' Report to This EflVct Sluy lie True. If '!& London. Jan. 7,-The rimm publishes a de- , ' 'flw patch from Its Havana correspondent dated J ',.$t.' Jan. 0. In It he says he learns from a private t !,'- and generally trustworthy source that Antonio 4 ijtfp, Mareo, who was reported tn have been killed ! !)W through treachery nt Punla Ilrava. Is still alive. 1 f!',' He Is severely wounded, but is making favor- ''!ev able progress toward recovery, 'the corrs. I 'jfjj spondent adds that lie himself thinks It nn- !y?'i ,' likely that Macro Is alive, but says It Is not tm- "j"''' possible, 1'ifuwi' He also says that the return of Cnptatn.Gen- ril 'mr. eral Weyler to Havana without forcing the MLfflfl rebels tn Plnar del Itlo to surrender may be re. swtft?'' garded as proof nf his failure T iViiTv' , It l officially reporled ihat Gomes, with it 'fflftCH largo foice nf Insiirgiiuls, b lu the province nt , JK. 'JiiT , Santa Clara advancing westward. Insurgents fc. tyi completely destroyed the town uf Halnca, IsVjf." provlncoof Havana, ou Jan, 4, K ' A It K.MAI. PIMM CASOVAS. A.3j lis Hiiys There Are n dinners I rapendtad 7p 'jJv.V, In the Mpunlah Cabinet. ISii'(r Maiiiiiii, Jan. 7. Sailor t'anovas del Oastlljo, jl'jju'' Prime Minister, personally denies there Is nr ! jSri foundation whatever for Ihe teports of Impend ,HrVi. Ing changes In the Spanish Ministry, which 'ihiW''' have been In circulation within the last u4 Jft H ' The Cortes will meot In April, when import tr-K?i',' tanl measures will be submitted to Parliament ' P M' by the Government. VfiMrt. " The Farmers' Alliance Castes la Life, "VfrV Tiipkka, Kan., Jan, 7,-The Farmers' Alll- M' '&'' ance, which was tho parent of tbe Popullit la ' party nnd was considered dead. Is a llvtly & - corpse, lt was decided to-day to have State ., i V headquarters In loreka with labordluato, - ,,;V, organizations In every county In the State. 'J.;1 ,, Depots and storehouses will be maintained, at M,' all county teats, where members mav bar md . tell oommodltHt. M, . 'j v, , I 1 ' i 1 1 '