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A rur-ft f l,S)0O Italian Ilrxtn to Bulla n
llltli ttnll. I" tt Wonder or Heir Jersey
Uur r Ihe Promoters Sajs Tbnt an Armor
riate Factory Will ll llullt InsldetheWall.
VAUKT, N. Jm Sept. 2. Thrco weoka niro 400
Itsllan were brought hero by a Now York con
tractor, '1 boy wero set to work building roads
on the mountain near tlic Lohlgh tunnel at
Went Portal. All Hint was known about thorn
was thai they were hired by Now York pcoplo,
who huvo Intoly obtained control of tho nioun
ttln and of a kood dual of tho lllugo. A week
after tho tltst installment of Italians a second
caroo ulonir. Thoy staitcd to build a heavy
stono wall around a Qvo-ncro tract near
West Portal station. Tho number of laborers
was It null)' Increased to 1,180 on Sunday. Tho
folks hi lealoats could not llnd out what was
being done. Tho wholo affair has como to bo
known among thorn as tho West Portal mystory.
Tho only explanation o( tho work la that mado
to-day by Stefano Collatti. tho padrone ot tho
laborers. Ho said that tho placo was to bo nn
Iron-working plant, and that it was tho purpose
of the owners to sell It to tho United States
Government for an armor plato factory.
E. L. UlLhardsou, tho general manager of tho
enterprise, afterward said that CollutU bad
told the truth.
The most definite statement mado to anybody
beforo to-day was that mado by Contractor W.
A. Jackson to an Inquisitive citizen ot Easton,
Pa., last Sunday. Tho Inqulsltlro ons had coma
orer In a farm w agon. Ills wlf o and family were
with him. Ha looked at tho flTC-aore tract which
the Italians have been surrounding with a great
stono wall, llo looked at tho macadamized
roads which wind w 1th easy slopes up the moun
tain sldo In three or four different directions.
He saw a procession ot TOO Italians, headed by
a band of music, march from West Portal to
Valley station, on the Central Railroad, and
welcome 500 others who had just como
from New York. Seeing all these things, his
brow was corrugated with wonder and his eyes
bulged. He drove orer to the front ot the West
Portal Hotel, ot which the genial Mr. Ent Is the
lessee. There he fonnd Jabbering Italians lean
ing on the steps. Countrymen no less bewil
dered than himself stood about In groups oX
three or four.
Jackson, so the tale goes, was pointed out to
the Easton man as the ono who would explain
It all. The Inquisitive one hemmed and hawed
and rtmoTed his stiff-brimmed felt hat and
taopped his shining bald head with a bandanna.
"Mr, Jackson, I make bold to presume," ha
The contractor nodded curtly.
" Well." said he of Easton. " Well, stranger.
What do you calculate to do hereabouts t"
"Dor drawled Jackson; "dot We aro
bunding a wig factory, friend. We are going to
make wigs for bald-headed baboons."
In all the crowd of Jerxeymen that tittered
i and Jeered as the Pennsylranlan drove away,
there was not a man who hadn't been working
his courage up to ask the same question of
Jackson. There was not one who did not re
joice that the Easton stranger had made the first
ad ranee. The news ot the "baboon answer"
spread far and wide oyer the country. It didn't
lessen speculation, gossip and argument. D. W.
Losee. Jackson's engineer and executive agent,
waasaldto.be even sharper with his .replies.
There Is story of how. ha had discharged eigh
teen men from across tho Pennsylvania lino,
who wore employed Jihea the worte-Hrst basran,
a month ago. These men went to Losee and
asked what they were working for. Thoy
wanted, to know the name of the company and
I when their pay was coming from.
-This is where your pay comes from." was
loses 's reply as he banded them their wages.
"Now ret out. You talk too much."
Folks didn't like to ask questions after that.
Bat the wonder grew. It became a more gen
eral topic of conversation than the price of
peaches. Cheater M. Case, one of the two
storekeepers, rented halt ot his store to the mys
terious company as an office. Case, with stubbly
beard and straggling straw-colored mustache.
came to be regarded with awe and suspicion. He
was seen to act as tho guide of the head men in
the company on their trips up Into the property
they had bought on the mountain. Casewasthe
first msn the Inquirer from Tux SDK beard of
when he reached valley station.
"Honest, now, mister." said each man that
wis asked, "I don't know. Wish to heaven I
did. Have yon seen Chea Case I He knows.
Hut Lord, be won't say nothln'."
Not twenty paces from the West Portal sta
tion the reporter found the famous walled field.
The wall Itself was a beautiful example of dry
masonry. It was O feet high, and was perhaps 4
feet wide at the bottom, narrowing to la feet
wide at the top. On only one aide has it been
completed. A Jerseyman stood on the Inside
giving orders to the teamsters.
" Where Is the boss I" asked Tire SDK man.
Tho teamster said that the boas was in town.
There w as more than one, he said. But was the
Inquirer .1 friend of theirs! Did he know any
thing about tbem 1 This was asked eagerly.
It was quite apparent that the man didn't know
what he was noing ana wanted to find out. The
reporter wasn't In a position to help him, and
said so.
Just then two natives of Hunterdon county
approached. They confronted the teamster
with some embarrassment.
" George," gald one of them, tipping his broad
brimmed bat high above his clay-colored hair,
and scratching In tho exposed territory,
" George, what Is all this likely to bo I"
The teamster assumed an air of easy compla
cency, Uo smiled a smile of calm superiority.
"Paul. If I were to tell you I'd nave to loll
everybody," he said. "I've Just concluded to
keep shet about It,"
Paul's companion twisted his long, walrus
like mustaches together Into a rope under his
cbln and spat through the loop with ornate
"George," he said, as If be didn't care much
anyway, "Is It Quv'ment, Is it Slate, is it publio
oris It iestnrlvatet"
" So far as you are concerned," responded the
oracle, with conscious cruelty of tone, " It's gol
darn private."
Paul and his friend ambled away, crestfallen,
to tho Post Office steps, wbero a crowd of their
friends greeted them with hopeless groans. In
that company. In halt an hour. Tub Sun man
noted these several and distinct arguments:
, 1. The mon work eight hours a day; the
lowct price for labor Is 1.50 a day; therefore
It is a Government establishment. 2. It is a
private lusnne usylum; the wulls are to
retain violent lunatics; the macadamized
mountain roads are for the rocreation of
the larinlesa. 3. It Is a distillory. The proprie
tors are keeping It dark for fear of competition.
The roads are merely for the purpose or hauling
stone, 4. It is a "Cube Llbray" dynamite fac
tory. (The man who brought this for
ward blamed his wife for It; he said that
she said something ought to be done
to stop it, and he thought, b'Judas, sbo was
darn near U-r being right.) 5. It Is a paiont
medicine plant. 0. It Is a branch of tho Edison
Iron Works. The company is going to start
up the old Turkey 11111 and hwayze iron
mints. 7, It is a cement factory. Thorn Is
limestone In those mountains. At Northampton,
Pa., twenty-four miles from here, there is a
cement factory, whero armed men warn off
trespasser from the top of a wull like this one.
Stefano Collottl, tho badrone, was fouud on
the station platform. Ho had spent most of his
tlmo. there for two days, ho said, waiting for Sir.
Itlchardsun, Mr. Jackson, or Mr. Losee to coma
up firm New York with Iho money to pay thu
men off. They we ro to hove come on Tuesday,
and thu men were Impatli-nt and ugly.
twenty oi thirty of them atood around the
Padrone mid said hard things In ltallnn until he
Mas alt unnerved, und gladly slczed an opportu
nity to go apart with anybody who wouldn't
worry him for monoy.
"What is to be llio principal building Inside
the wall C he was asked.
"Iho foundry," he snld, promptly, "the
fouiidr) first and next the wlro works."
Is there enough coo I iron in these mountains
to keep this plant running t"
, "Mr, Richardson and Mr. Losee," bo replied,
they both suy os. Lots of Iron, best quality
there Is. Mako lino stool. If the Uavcrnment
wants more Iron, tho railroad is here; tbo other
..'l'.'.1!'1 ' ocr there; thoy can bring it quickly."
, JMioaro thotoinuauy I"
"Mr HVhuritsim.'r
, , hui luis tho Government to do with it I"
rhey will come und buy by mid by. Make
urninr plato for ships."
lint nn tho macadamized roads fori"
1 o bring out Iron ore ( heap."
Aniii'il with this (.xplnnatiou tho reporter as
J i lid Iho uphlnx-llko Ohes Cusp. Ho added to
the padrone's statement that tho mys'crlous
company hod not yot obtained control
of the. old Huayze and Turkey Hill
mines. Dr. Ptltio, tho man who owned
those two mlnu. wns to bavo gone over
,l,Ci"Vf?'ilih iMXi Kki.ydwn.on Wednesday;
hut Mr.Hlcbardson did not keep tho appoint?
1 . ftV'S Casowasofopluioii that there was nore
, tobsjearntd about the works In tho War Do-
fartment In Washington than In Valley. Mr.
Uchardson was not the company. The company
wouldn't really lie organized until Sent, IS.
Until then It was Biifllcient to say that there
wore millions behind It.
Mr. Itlchardson wns at Taylor's Hotel, Jersey
City, last night. Ho said to a reporter of Tits
Sim that the plant was to work Iron ore to be
taken front tho mountains near Valley. It
was the hono of tho promotors ot the enter-
Brlso that the Oovernment would take If off
loir hands. They had reason to believe,
ho said, that tho Government would take
tho plant. Hohlntod that tho Oovernment was
rcnlly back of tho whole enterprise. He was
only the agont of the promoters, ho said. In
getting control of tho land and as n general ad
ministrator. He thought that Jackson, tho
Philadelphia contractor, who was running tho
Italian labor through Callottl's ngoncy, was
snondlng tjoucy too fast. Things v eren't settled
yet nnd wouldn't be until Sept. IB.
Enoch IilUclmrdson la alumbcr broker wlthnn
ofllce In the Produce Exchange. For the last six
weeks he hua lived nt Taylor's Hotel, Jersey
City. Ho also has desk room at lfiO Fifth ave
nue, with tho Connecticut Granite Companv.
I). W. Losoe, the engineer, stays at the Metro
polo when ho Is In New York. Ho also has ft
desk with the Connecticut Granite Company.
It was under the name ot this company that
Loteo engaged railroad transportation for Cal
lottls laborers.
rotiTi: xivnazAits protest.
They Ask the Victim to Cerreet Iteport That
They Took an. US Instead or SS.HO.
Thoro oro eonio polite burglars In tho Grcon
Tlllo district of Jonoy City. Two of them havo
visited the houso at S7 Walkor avonuo four
times this summer. They broko Into a butcher
shop kept by William Horn, on the ground floor,
on Juno 3. Thoy broko open the money drawer
and desk, but found no cash. On Aug. 1 they
entered tho rooms of Mrs. Kelnhard Wltkop
ovor the butcher shop and stole $3.23. Tho
family was absent at tho tlmo and the doors
and windows wero found as thoy had been left.
There woe nothing to show how entrance hod
been effected.
On the night of Aug 21 Miss Wltkop was
aroused at midnight and saw a man peering
through the window, which he hod reached by
climbing up on the meat rack ontsldo the
butcher shop. When he saw that Miss Wltkop
was awnko he Jumped down and ran away.
Miss Wltkop went to the window and saw two
mon running down tho avenue. They were too
far away for her to be able to give any descrip
tion ot them.
The houso was not robbed again, but yester
day morning Mrs. Wltkop found In tho hall a
letter addressed to herself. It purported to be
written by one of the burglars. He apologized
for himself and partner, saying they were sorry
they wore compelled to rob a poor woman
and would return the money as soon as they
found work. They called Mrs. Wltkop's at
tention to the tact that thoy bad stolen only
$3.23, bnt that some ot her neighbors were
going about spreading a report that they had
taken 93.23. They would llko to have Mrs,
Wltkop correct this misstatement.
Mrs. Wltkop sent the letter to the police, Bho
said aha could not Identify the writing.
FAUMBits UA.TX rvir wnn cyclers.
One f Their Victims Was mt TTaraer. the
FagUUt, u He BUS Theas isrri,
SnucusE, Sept. 2. On the road between
Syracuse and Liverpool yesterday afternoon
two farmers In a wagon with a hayrick had
great fun with the cyclers. They monopolized
the road from one side to the other, tumbling
the bicyclers off their wheels and chuckling and
roaring at their discomfiture. A little the
other side of the tollgate they ran Into a rather
mild-looking young man In bicycle costume and
sent him on bis bead. Then they roared loader
than ever, and when he attempted to climb over
the back of their wagon, they repulsed him with
a pitchfork and roared with laughter again.
The young caan mounted Jus wheel and spurted
on aheadof theTunnyfaTTnersT AtsThoteChaXT
way to Liverpool, they drew up to refresh their
horses and themselves, and hardly bad they
done so when they found tbnlve prostrate
In the dirt, with the mild-looking young man In
bicycle costume illustrating the most effective
blows of modern pugilism on various portions
of their anatomy. A tabulated statement of the
blows would show as follows:
iOn Farmer No. l. Solar plexus, 6; right hooks
on the Jaws, 18; kidney blows, 11; claret draw
era, 13; rib punlshers, 9.
On Farmer No. 2. Heart thumps. 10: right
hooks, 27; liver disturbers, 0; corkscrew blows,
14; knockouts, 31. . ,
The farmers had simply made a mistake. The
young man whom they had chosen for a victim
was Fred Warner, the well-known pugilist.
A Can r Beben BeU Dp Twe Hess at tteU
tea and TVnd Use of Them.
Nbw Beukbwick, N. J., Bept. 2. Ira Dunham
of 163 Bayard street and Jacob Zlegler of this
city were attacked this afternoon by a gang ot
tramps while walking on the Lehigh Valley
Railroad between Metuchen and Stelton. In
the gang were eloven white men and three col
ored men. The tramps came out from behind a
clump of bushes and surrounded the young
men. A negro flourished a revolver In Zlegler's
face and demanded his money. Another rifled
his pockets, taking some change from him.
From Dunham the tramps stole $23. After
robbing the two young men the tramps told
them to clear out and say nothing about tho
One of the tramps fired at the young men,
wounding Dunham in the thigh and In the leg.
Zlegler hurried to the road and told Robert
Randolph, a Plalnfleld bicyclist, of the robbery.
Randolph brought the news to Police Head
quarters In this city. Prosecutor Voorheea was
notified nnd detectives and policemen were eent
to find the tramps. At B o clock this afternoon
seven of the gang were captured In a freight car
near Metuchen by Detectives Oliver and Housell
and Policemen Dunn and Faulkner. They were
brought over to this city. One of them named
Johnson is wanted for an assault committed in
New Brunswick last December.
sail ironies btrikehs biotous.
Kntire Felloe Force t Mew Castle, Pa,, Called
Out te Quell a Dlsturhaaee.
New Cksrix, Pa., Sept. 2. Tho strike of the
wire-nail mill workers has assumed the phase ot
rioting, and the entire pollco force of the city Is
guarding tho plant. The New Castle mill Is the
largest In the United States, and It and the
Salem, Ohio, mill are the only ones that have
been strictly union. Today the management
announced that from now on It would employ
any kind of labor, nnion or non-union, so long
as the men were competent to do the work.
The trouble arose over the question of the wages
of apprentices.
To day twenty non-union negroes were iut to
work. Late this evening Labor Boss Patrick
Mclaughlin, who has charge of tho negroes,
walked out the front door and shouted to 800
strikers that the man who could say he was a
black sheep was a liar. He added: " I am here
to take my own part." , ...
Thtre weren't many words passed, but In a
minute McLaughlin was rolling In the mud and
a scoro of strikers were beating him. I oreman
Peter Igoe ran out and begged the men to de
sist, and McLaughlin was finally taken Inside
the ofllco. He was removed to his home in an
uuibulanro, having asked permission of the
strikers to allow him to be sent home peaceably.
These Who Attended Surprised to Leans After,
ward That It Was a Wedding Haceptlen.
Elizabeth, N, J Sept, 2. A number of
young people of Elizabeth learned to-day that
they had attended a wedding reception last
Monday night. They know that they had gath
ered at the lesldence of Mr. and Mrs. Ogden W,
Hoff ut 460 Walnut street, but the Invitations
to the reception stated that it was In honor of
Miss Kthel Ilofl's 20th birthday unnlversary.
To-day It became known that Miss Hoff had
been quietly murrled two hours beforo tho re
ception to I. P. Woodruff, who Is a clerk in tho
Nutlonal Park Pank in Now Y'ork city, Tho
ruarrlago coroiuony was performed by the I lev.
Dr. K. II. Cobb In tho presence of the members
of tho Hoff fumily, und as no announcement wus
mado of the event thu guests at tho reception
woro lgnorunt ot tho truo nature of tho affair.
They congratulated Miss Hoff on tho anni
versary uiul tho follcltatlons were gracefully
accepted by Mrs. Woodruff as wedding con
gratulations, although she did not explain to
her friends. The wedding was to have been
kept serrot until next week, it Is Bald, Mrs.
Woodruff has been In Washington with her
parents blnce Tuesday, and it Is sold the bride
groom will Join the party onUguday,
of xurin yOMIKATIOX.
White lie and Messenger Clark Were "Infor
mallr" Ceurerrlng In Maine, Eleven or the
Falthrul Here Vainly Awaited a Word from
Illm Went Dome Fussled and Berronrul.
The Hon. Seth Low, nominee for Mayor on tho
Citizens' Union ticket, received formal and
official notlco ot his nomination last evening at
his summer home. Northeast Harbor, Mc Tho
special messengor of the Union who bore the
notification to him wns duo to arrive at Mr.
Low's summer home at 7 o'clock In tho evening.
The Cits said last night that Mr. Clark, who
acted as messenger, had presented the letter
tendering the nomination, but thoy had had
no word from tho candidate
For two hours nnd a half eloven members of
tho Executive Commltteo sat last ovenlng In a
room at tho Cits' headquarters, 30 East Twenty
third street, and anxiously waited some word
from tholr candidate, but none came. There)
were present Chairman James B. Reynolds,
Richard Watson Glider. James W. Pryor, 11 D.
Pago, Henry Whlto, James Loeb, George Tom
bleson. John Frankonhslmer, Charles Scribner,
John B. Pine, and Thomas Clrgg. They sat and
discussed the situation In awed whispers and
waited, but tho message they longed for did not
All sorts of excuses were suggested for the
failure of Mr. Low to respond promptly; they
all related to tho possibility ot tho telegraph
office being closed or the wires being out of
order. Not one ot the young statesmen could
bring htmsolt to tho bellot that Mr. Low bad re
fused to accept the nomination or was delaying
his reply to their tender.
Finally, at 10:30 o'clock. It was decided to ad
journ, after authorising the publication of the
communications sent to the candidate. There
wero two ot these. The first was signed by the
twenty members of the Cits' Conference Com
mlttoo claiming to represent the Union In the
boroughs ot Manhattan, the Bronx. Queens,
and Richmond, the Brooklyn conferees having
refused to sign. It was designated as " the let
ter of nomination," and reads as fallows:
"Nkw Yonic Sept, 1, 1B07.
"Hon. Stth Low, .YorlAAijt arbor, Jfr.
"Dkir Sib: In accordance with the wishes
of a large body of voters of the city ot New York
who deslro that the Chief Magistrate of the city
maybefrca from ull partisan obligations, and
who seok to maintain tbo principle embodied In
tho constitutional provision separating national
and State from local elections, with the object
stated In tho official address of the Constitu
tional Convontion, 'that the business affairs ot
our great municipal corporations may be man
aged upon tholr own merits uncontrolled by na
tional and State politics, we have the honor on
behalf ot these voters, numbering upward of
127,000 and Including residents ot all the
boroughs comprising the city, to tender you tbo
nomination of Mayor of the city of New ork.
The second letter is from Mr. Low's special
friend and chief boomer, the bead of lbs Univer
sity Settlement movement. This Is a copy of It:
'DKAlt Sir: In May last a committee of the
Citizens' Union expressed to you our belief that
there was a popular demand that you should
become a candidate for the ofllce of Mayor and
asked your acceptance of a nomination for that
office If tendered by the Citizens' Union. In
your reply you stated tnat you required mora
evidence of the popular desire to msike It sec-m
to you to be a public duty to become a candi
date, but that if you were convinced that there
was such a popular desire and that your can
didacy would prove a unifying force among the
friends of good government in the city, you
would not hesitate to accept our nomination,
and at the same time you expressed yourself as
being heartily In sympathy with the purposes of
the Citizens' Union as you understood them.
--Jit'roceedlng upon the basis ot your letter, the
union Instituted a personal canvass as the
fairest means ot ascertaining the extent of the
popular desire lor your nomination. The re
sults of this canvass afford what we regard as
conclusive evidence that there is a very strong
and general desire for your nomination. Justify
ing the belief that as a candidate, representing
solely the Issue of good city government, vou
will unite voters of all parties and ot all political
opinions to n number sufficient to Insure your
election. A blank In the following form was
printed and widely distributed by the union-
"'For Mayor Beth Low. The understated
voters of the city of New York desire the nom
ination and election ot the Hon. Seth Low as
Mayor.' with a request that signatures be re
turned to the Citizens' Union. Up to the pres
ent time 102.583 voters, Including residents ot
all the boroughs, have signified their prefer
ence by signing and returning these ballots. In
addition to the above, the enrolled membership
of the Citizens' Union, comprising voters of the
boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx who
have expressed their approval of the principles
of the union, and authorized our Committee of
Organization to make nominations, now cum
bers 26,320.
"Our enrollment and the results of the can
vass have been classified and arranged, and are
open to your Inspection or to that of anyone
whom you may designate to examine them. The
canvass which has resulted In the figures above
stated has been conducted with absolute fair
ness and impartiality, and with a degree of caro
wnicn we oeiieve ronaora cae rauiis nearly
free from error as Is possible under the circum
stances. The canvass has extended over so
large a portion of the dtv as to render It a fair
test of publio opinion In all localities and among
all classes of the population.
" While no systematic effort has been made to
secure signatures in Brooklyn or elsewhere, out
side the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx,
we have, nevertheless, received upward of
12,000 signatures from Brooklyn voters, and a
considerable number from oters In Queens and
Richmond. The total number of voters who. by
signing the enrollment blanks and ballots of the
Citizens' Union, have expressed to the Union
their wishes as to your nomination. Is 127.003.
These voters represent every phase of political
opinion on national Issues, but are united
in their desire to have you named aa the
first Mayor of the Oreater New York, satisfied
that under your administration the office will
be used solely in the Interest of the city at large,
and not for tho benefit of any political organization.
"Acting on behalf or tola body or voters, we
have united with representatives of citizens of
the other boroughs In tendering you the nomi
nation for the Mayoralty, and we ask the favor
of an oarly reply. A copy ot our declaration ot
principles and objects Is herewith inclosed.
Very respectfully, Jameb II. Hktnoum,
" Chairman Executive Committee."
Chairman Reynolds was a trifle rattled be
cause of the failure of Mr, Low to reply
promptly last night to this notification. " I un
derstand," said he, "that the telegraph facili
ties there are not of the best. We shall doubt
less hear from Mr. Low In the morning."
"The telegraph facilities were all right two
weeks ago, declared a man present. "I sent
three New Y'ork messages from Northeast Har
bor, and received replies to them within an
hour at that time. I guess Mr. Low could com
municate with you If lie wanted to."
Mr. Reynolds a Up trembled as ho snld, In re
sponse to this suggestion: "I I am sure we
will hear from Mr. Low in a reasonable time
say a Well, the matter Is entirely In his
bands. Personally, I am satisfied ho will accept
the nomination.
The noxt meeting of the Cits Executive Com.
mlttco will be held at 32 Nassau street on noxt
Tuesday afternoon. Any communication which
may be received from Mr. Low in the meantime,
however, will bo mads public, Mr. Reynolds
NoitrnKAST HARnoit, Me., Sept. 2. Messen
ger Clark arrived In Northeast Harbor at 7
o'clock to-night, and after dining called "In
formally" on President Low, and thoy spent
sevoral hours In conversation. Thereafter It
was announced that to-morrow at 11 o'clock
he would formally notify Mr. Low of his nomi
nation and at that time tho representatives of
the press are Invited to be present. Until that
tlmo Mr. Low would say nothing.
oas coiirAxms vrrirjc
The Equitable ana New Verk and East Hirer
Feeple Decide to Amalgamate.
At a conference yesterday afternoon between
the special commltteo representing the Equitable
Oas Company and representatives of the New
Y'ork and East River Oas Company, the agree
mentor Ihe amalgamation of tho two comua
nlcs was executed. Tho terms nnd other dotulls
of tho agreemi nt will bo announced to day. In
thu circular Issued on July 10, proposing that
the shares of the two companies should be ex
changed for thoso of nnow corporation which
voulduporato the combined properties. $230 a
liaro In ensh wai offered for the holdings of any
Kuultablo Clas stockholders who did not desire
to make the change. Tho change was opposed
by the officers and directors of tho Equitable
Ous Company who hail not been consulted, and
they Issued a circular advising against its ac
ceptance. Since that time negotiations for a compromise
have been pending, and the price of Equitable
IOas stock in the market has been steadily ad.
vanclng, as has also that of the New York and
Eut lUTor Una Compwy, k
An KiBlanallon Mar, Be Demanded from
France of M. Mellaes Language.
Special Cablt Dfipalca lo Tux Btnc.
BkmJN, Aug. 2. Much resonlmont has been
caused In Germany by tho language employed
by M. Mellno, the French Prlmo Minister, In re
plying to a telegram addressed to him by a num
ber ot the residents of Lorraine congratulating
France upon her alliance with Russia.
According to the seml-ofllclnl Paris newspa
per, the Tempi, M. Mellno thanked tho senders
ot the despatch In behalf of tho Government for
their glowing patriotism. Tho newspapers of
this city mako most severe attacks upon tho
senders of the despatch, accusing them of trea
son, and upon M. Mcllne for speaking as he
did to German subjects.
It is expocted that Germany will demand an
explanation from tho French Government. Tho
Incident throatens to bring about a crisis.
Tho natives Are Italdlns, but They Won't
Sleet the Treeps lu Square Fltht.
Sptctal Cablt lirtpatcK to Tmt Sci.
Simla, Sept. 2. Tho reports received here to
day from various sources show that thu tribes
men are everywhere nctlva in raiding and
harassing the forts nnd police polls, hut are In
variably successful lu evaditig anything llko a
pitched engagement. To-day tho Orakzals, who
were threatening an attack upon Hangu, avoided
the flying column under command of Gen. Biggs,
and the enemy wero equally successful yester
day In getting out of tho way ot Col. Abbott's
column on its way to tho relief ot FortSadda,
tho troops falling to come Into contact with the
hostile trlbosmou at any point.
A force of tribesmen Is threatening Doaba, and
CoL Richardson's column Is pushing Its way up
the Kurrnm Valley. It Isprobablo that a force
ot 20,000 men, undor command of Gen. Sand
ford, will march very shortly to Tirah. which
placo has only twice been visited by Europeans.
Active raiding by tribesmen Is In progress on
thoMeranzal border. Several Moplahs (fanat
ical Mohammedans) who wero Imprisoned for
participation in tho disturbances of 1800 have
made their escape, taking with them rifles and
ammunition belonging to the police. The gen
eral situation does not seem to have Improved.
The force of Orakzals, who were threatening
the town of Hangu, havo now been dispersed,
and that place Is no longer In danger of attack,
but the British post at Sadda is hard pressed by
the enemy.
Be Will Preeeat Theaa BTeat Week A Cberaa
f Hewla rrem the Spanish Frees.
Spteial CabU Dupatth lo TBS Sin.
San Seiubtiak, Sept. 2. It has been arranged
that Oen. Stewart L. Woodford, the new Ameri
can Minister, who arrived here yesterday, will
not present his credentials until somo day next
week. The Duke ot Tetuan, Mlntstor of For
eign Affairs, and Oen. Woodford had an in
formal Interview to-day, when It was decided
that Gen. Woodford will be presented to the
Queen Regent next week at the Palace of Mira
max, where her Majesty is at present residing,
when ha will present his credentials.
The Spanish press Is already Joining In a
Chorus against the United Btates. -Ttary-have
no knowledge of Minister Woodford's Instruc
tions, but they express the hope that the Gov
ernment will repel any interference In Spanish
affairs by the United 8tates-
The Fatnre Papal Cenrlave,
Sptcial Cablt Dttpateti to Tux Sox.
Roue, Sept, 2. The Vatican has been in
formed of steps that have been taken by Mgr.
O'Connell, ex-Rector of the American College In
Rome and a friend of Archbishop Ireland, among
the chief delegates attending the International
Catholic Congress at Froybourg. Mgr. O'Con
nell's chief aim Is to bring about an understand
ing in view of the futnre Papal conclave.
Prayers ror France and Bassta.
gpteial Cablt xvjia(ea to Tax Bra.
Paths, Sept. 2. The Reformed Church will of
for prayers on Sunday next In all of the congre
gations ot that denomination In Paris to Invoke
the Divine Messing upon France and Russia
upon the occasion of the alliance of Ihe two
countries to the benefit of the peace of the
Besfcea nil American ztaater ar BO.OOO Marks.
ffrxeial Cablt VnpattS to Tut Sex.
VirwtfA. Sept. 2. The servant of an American
sportsman named Simons, sojourning at linden
Baden, has been arrested at that place upon a
charge ot robbing his master ot 30,000 marks.
Declined the Oeremershlp or Britrea.
Spteiat Cablt Dttpaten toTnz Sen.
Roue, Sept, 2. Chevalier Branch), the Italian
Coruul-Oenernl at New York, recently received
an offer of the Governorship of Eritrea, tho
Italian colony on tho Red Sea, but he declined
to accept tho post.
The Hayflnwrr Canting with Mr. (iotlsfi Bo ay.
Sf trial Cablt Dttpateh to Tus Sck.
BocTirAitiTOX, Bept. 2. The yacht Mayflower,
with the body ot Ogden Ooclet on board, will
sail for New York to-night. It Is expected that
she will mako tho passage In fifteen days.
lien Tamer Ilaastrttrr shoots Ills Wire .and
Then Utile lltmseir.
Cincinnati, Sept. 2. William Haustetter,
aged 30, who for fifteen yenrs has been keeper
and tnmor of lion nt Hie Zoological Gardciu,
fatally shot his wife nnd killed himself Instantly
about 8 o'clock this aftomoon at the Zoo Ex
change, a resort near the entranco to tho gar
dens. Mrs. Haustetter was a few years hjs
Junior. There bad bocn frequent quarrels be
tweon the pair about trivial matters. A fbw
moments beforo the shooting Haustetter was
drinking downstairs, when somebody said:
"Will, your wife bought that piano, didn't
Hauatettor seemed at onco greatly excited
over tho Information and exclaimed: "I'll see
about that." ...,
He rushed upstairs to their living apartments
and a minute later shot were hord. Tho other
men. running upstairs, found Haustetter dead
and his wife mortally wounded on the floor at
his side. She was takon tp the hospital, and the
report from thero to-night Is that she cannot
lire till morn I iitf.
Capture or One or the Msn Who Hilled Soma
r Ihe Taylor Farly.
LrrTl.B Rock, Ark.. Sept. 2. George Hosier of
the United States Marshal's office bere received
a telephone message from Morrlltown this noon
to the effect that a messsgo had reached there
from tho Marshal's posse telling of tho capture
ot John t'huich, a noted moonshiner, In the
Ozark mountains In Pope county. Church, It Is
reported, has confessed that be was with the
moonshiners who fired on Taylor and Dodson's
party, and linn ngreed to betray his confederates
If he gets assurance ot leniency in his case.
The Rev. F. M. Brlstsl to De the President's
New Paster
Ciiioaoo, Sept. 2, It Is practically settled that
tho Rev. Frunk M. Bristol ot Evanston Is to be
come President McKlnley's pastor, and will
enter upon his new charge in the Metropolitan
Church next April, ills lettor ot acceptance
bears tho date of Sept. 1. Although the Bishops
must now pass upon the call, thero Is little like
lihood that it will uot be sanctioned. Dr. Bristol
said to-day that hi had just mailed his iettw of
acceptance, v
Worth Men Confer, Too, nnd Uevlss a Flan
te Prorrut the Hrarlngvr Contests by Hold
III Conventions the Ray Alter the Prima,
lies Willis Men Are Confident or Rnecoss.
City Works Commissioner Thoodoro I). Willis
took formal chargo of the fight for the doposal
of County Clerk Jacob Worth as tho leader ot
tho Republican forces In Brooklyn lint night,
and from now on no quarter Is to bo atkod or
given. Thoro Is no basis In sight for any pos
sible truce, and tho hostilities must ho carried
on to the bitter end. Instead of Both Low
becoming a "untfjlng forco." his nomination by
tbo Citizens' Union on Wednesday has only
tended to Intensify tbo hatred of tho warring
Republican statesmen In Brookhn. Mr. Willis
Is tho accredited leader of the anti-Worth forces,
and at n conferonce of his lieutenants lost night
he mapped out tho plan fur tho factional cam
paign. The conference was called on short notice, and
was hold at tho Brooklyn Republican Clubhouse,
In Pierrepont street. Ono by one thoso who
had been Invited quietly dropped In, nnd within
an hour there wore representatives on hand
from every ward In tho city. Sotuo of the visit
ors, for obvious reasons, did not wish to have
their prcscnoe known and did not linger In the
parlors, but retired to another pnrt of
tho huufc. Mcisr. Worth and Buttling would
doubtless have been much surprised tt they had
caught a glimpse ot some ot tho men who went
to swear fidelity to their bitterest political foe.
The gathering also included those who havo
been long opposed to Mr. Worth's tactics In his
management ot tho machine Among these were
Walter B. Atterhury.the loader of tho Republican
hosts In tbo Twenty-third ward; Congressman
Dennis M. Hurley, Tax Collector It. Ross Apple
ton, John G. Turnbull, George U. Roberta, ex
Alderman Ernest John, ox-Heuator Oh ens, Rob
ert W. Fielding, Herman Wagner, W. E. Phil
lips, nnd forty or fifty other district lenders.
Lleut-Gov. Timothy L. Woodruff was cognizant
ot the call sent out for the conference, and
would have been on hand had ho not been sum
moned from tho city. Ho Is lu full and earnest
sympathy with thu movement lo down Worth,
as Is also his potent neighbor on the Park Slope,
President Charles A. Moore of the Montauk
Special Importance Is attached to the confer
ence from the tact that Mr. Willis went to It
fresh from a long and confidential talk with
Senator Piatt. When the conferees hod assem
bled and guards had been placed at tho ap
proaches to tne room. mi. v una ouuincu ma
plan of battle. Tho primaries, which aro to be
held In a couple ot weeks, were, he nald.to be
the main objective point, and every movement
was to be directed with a uvr lo carrying
them, so that Worth should not have control ot
the delegates eltLer to the County Convention
or to tho City Convention. Every w cat spot In
the Worth lines should be discovered, and uo
ammunition abould be wasted In contesting
hojieles districts.
Mr. Willis spoke with great confidence as to
the result, and predicted a Waterloo for the
Worth-Buttling forces. He referred to Inroads
which had already been made and to other
schemes which had been quietly hatched.
.Similar views on tho situation were expressed
by.many ot the district leaders.
" We know full well," one of them said, "Just
what tactics Jake Worth and Billy Buttling are
pursuing, and we will beat them on their own
ground. Up In our ward we will pull the props
from under them so suddenly that they will be
fairly dumfounded." . . ,. . , ..
There was a good deal of talk about Worth's
threat tohave the County Convention held a
week ahead ot the City Convention, so as to
show bis strength, and It was generally re
garded aa a silly bluff. .... ...,
" Let them hold the convention," Mr. Willis
Is reported to havo said, " as soon as they like
the earlier tbo better, so far as our side Is con
cerned. I don't think Mr. Wort h Will care ery
much when the conentlon is held, when he
learns the result of the primaries."
No time was wasted at tho conference In a
single word of discussion on the Low nomina
tion. Tho matter seemed to be completely Ig
nored by general consent.
" We are Interested." was the explanation
f:tven. "only In our own local matters, and there
s plenty at time ahead to dlsposo of 'the Low
business. In case, however, worth springs a
resolution indorsing Low ut the meeting of the
County Committee on Sept. 14, we will undoubt
edly be heard from."
At the close of the conference, Mr. UIls ad
mitted that the sole object of the gathering was
to plan Worth's overthrow nt tho primaries,
and he wns cocksure that the Job would bo
neatly and decisively accomplished. He also
admitted that be bad bad a conference with
Senator Piatt In New York yeslerdny and that
he found the State leader In excrllent health
and spirits and altogether satisfied with the
firesent status ot the Interesting political game
n progress for control ot tho Oreater Now lork.
Mr. Willis has not receded one Jot from the
position be assumed a couplo of wocks ago In
antagonism to Mr. Low's proclpltate nomina
tion by the Citizens' Union, and he now evi
dently regards his nomination by the Repub
lican convention as an Impossibility. ....
"leant sec, "ho said. "How in tne world air.
Low can accept tho Cltlzons' Union nomination.
It Is now a couple of months since he wrote
tne letter announcing that he might become a
candidate were he convinced that hM name
would bo a ' unifying force." Mr. Low la a very
Intelligent and most observant man, and Is
thoroughly aware of the fact that first nnd fore
most among thoso forces are the groat itopub
llcan organizations In New York and Brooklyn.
He must realize that with dissension and
discord In the Republican ranks his candi
dacy for Mayor of tho Greater New York
would bo doomed to hopeless defeat. Now. what
Is clearly thu fact I Mr. Low was nominated
only on Wednesday and to-day we find that the
Republican party .llnstead of being 'unllled,' Is
disturbed, disquieted nnd threatened even with
temporary disruption over the action of the
Cltlzons' Lnlon. where Is thero any uprising
of the rank and file of the old party to the stand
ard which thu Citizens' Union, In defiance of nil
regular political methods, has unfurled I It I
know anything about Heth Low. I mi confident
he will ponder long and carefully before he ac
cepts this nomination and opensaclear path to
the renewed ascendancy ot Tammany Hall."
Jacob Worth and anumber of hi i follow ers also
bad a conclave lust night, and the outcome of
their deliberations was n ncherno to get the best
of the Willis people hy holding the Assembly dis
trict conventions tuelect delegates tot berlty nnd
county com entlons tho day after tho primaries
are beld. 'Ihls would not leave time for the
County Committee to hear contests growing out
of the primaries. The proitramine fixed upon by
the Worth contingent last night contemplates
holding the primaries on HupU 21. and the
Assembly conventions on Sept. 22. Mr. Worth
is In control ot the Kxeeiillve Committee,
which will meet on Sept, 7, nnd will proli
ably succeed In having his prugraniino agreed
to. The decision of the hxueutha Com
mltteo, hnwovor. Is subject to tho rati
fication of the County Commltteo which Is to
meet on Sept. 1 1. The County Committee
has for somo time horu In tint control
of tho Worth people, but In timos past
the Willis element has constlliited a
very large minority and has MJiiiutiinea
controlled. Whether Worth csn control il, now
that ho hs taken sides with tho I'lla and
against the Republican htato urgiiniratlon. Is at
least an open question. In vlow of the growing
revolt against blm. . .,
The Worth programme for snap conventions
is found lo cause a big disturbance In i Repub
lican pollllrs, and the Willis pi-nplo will put up
a great fight to prevent Its rallflcatlmi, so that
the raeotlngof the Counl) Committee Is ex
poctod to be a llvoly one from start to finish.
Mas. ii. J. nnooKr.s uKaomiTNa.
she Uaa I'ndergane u rrssrully Ihe Amputa
tion or Her lllsht I-es.
BuitUNilTON. Vt Sept. 2. Mrs. Horace J.
Brookes, daughter of Col. I Grand II. Canuuii,
who como from New York to her father's sum
mer houie at Ot erlalto. reccutly undorwont the
operation of tho amputation of hor right let It
was thought that Mrs. Ilroukes was past the
atauo when It would bo safe to remove a leg, o
far adinnred had her ailment become, nnd it
wia thought that ehe had tome home toher
father's house to dlo. Tho trip from Now- York
wiis made In a private car, and on arrival hero
Mrs. llrookos was taken to Overtake In an am-
'"nr'lf 'M. Bingham, the family physician, wns
cniu'd. nnd after Mrs. Iliookob had in sted from
tho fat Iguo of tho. Journey lie decided thai . in
nV)crjtiii could be mado successfully. Aided
in llr II. Nelson Jackson, ho removed tho log
"Love tho knee. Tho patient rallied quickly
irom tboehiickandlsu'jwontho road to rapid
"Mrsirookes is one of Burlington's best
known summer residents, and the fact that she
haa escaped death will bo wsleeme nsn to a
I Last ot trlcaOs hero aud In Now Xork,
"Tell Itvery One lou Know XottoComo Here
This VI later."
PortTWND. Ore., Sept. 2. Tho first carrier
pigeon of tho hundreds takon to Alaska to rcai h
Its destlnntlon, so fnr as known, alighted on tho
coto lu Robert Uhlnmn's yard lu Enst Portland
this morning. Thomas Cain nnd n party from
this city left for tho Klondike on tho first trip
of th j steamer Oeorgo W. Elder. July 20.
A number of homing pigeons wero given them
by Mr. Uhhuan to bo reloaded nt various points
along the route. This morning Mr. Uhlinnn
found tho first ot tho birds in his yard. On Its
legwns n slip ot papor containing the following:
" On tim, Summit or Ciiilkoot Pam, Aug. 2.".
"Tnllobtrt Vhlman, Portland:
"Wo nro all well and In good spirits. Tell
ovory one you know not to como hero this win
ter. TnoMAH Caiv."
The pigeon was completely fagged out nnd nt
first refused food, but was finally induced to en
ter the cote. The distance from Portland to tho
summit of Chllkoot Pass by tho water routo Is
1,071 miles.
The Clock Wires Were Crasoed with a Itecn
lar Telegraph Wire.
Mount Vkiinon, N. Y Sept. 2. Flvo stores tn
this place have synchronized (.led no clucks
operated hy wlro from tho Western Luton lolo
grnph ofllce. Tho proprietors w cm startled this
morning when tho gongs bean striking Inter
mittently, aud the hands flew round iiiidiound
rtslf time, wns no object. A teltcrnph operator
who happened to ho In onn of t'lo stores pricked
up his '.irs und discovered thil tho go.ig ns
pounding out a messugo being sent from Green
wich, Conn., to New York city.
The storekeepers assembled at the tolegraph
ofileo nnd declared that their customers were
being driven out hy tho racket. An investiga
tion revealed tho fact that the clock wlrci were
crossed with a rcgulir tclegr.iph wire, and tho
trouble was soon straightened out.
Sends the Cheek to lltdp Clear L'p at Large
miMlnnnrx Debt.
Boston. Sept. 2. J. D. Rockefeller has re
deemed bis promise to tho American Baptist
Missionary Union and the American Baptist
Home Missionary Socloty, nnd has sent his
chock for tho balance of the $2.10,000 promised
by him upon the condition that tho two societies
would raise $230,000. The American Baptist
Missionary Union In this city has received n
check from him for $121,267. Tbo American
Baptist Home Missionary Society, whose head-
?iuarters aro in New Y'ork city, received a check
or tho bolanco necessary to cancel Its indebted
ness. On Feb. 11 last the announcement was made
that these two societies were struggling along
under a total Indebtedness of about $188,1100.
M-. Rockefeller, who hnd previously given encn
society $30 000. then said that If the two so
cieties would raise $230,000 he would increase
his subscription to a total of $230,000. The
two societies strained every nerve and raised
the money, llr. Rockefeller then kept his part
ot the agreement,
lie Asks Cev. Atkinson ts Came to Ills Cell
and Prnr with Illm.
Atlanta, Os.. Sept. 2. The condemned mur
derer, IL S. Perry, has Invited Gov. Atkinson to
call at his cell and help him pray.
"The Governor," said Perry, "might spare a
little tlnio,jnr1hrln mo. to -Pray. Slnco he has
condemned me to death for avenging the rav
ishment ot my wife he might come here and Join
mo tn prayer. He would get light which would
make a better man of blm for the future."
Tho attorneys of Perry mado nnolher strong
flay for sympathy to-dsy by having printed in
loke Smith's paper a group picture ot Perry's
five children, with flaming headlines saying that
tho Ktato Is about to make orphans of these
" Do not fear for mo, said Perry this evening.
" I intend to die game."
Arthur Lowden, IO Years Old. Who Can't
Swim, Rave a Veungrr Day rram Urownlng.
PonT Chester. Sept. 2. Arthur Lowden, 10
years old, rescued George Nolan, 7 years old,
from drowning to-day. The lads wero playing
on Lounsborry's plnr. Nolan was walking on the
strlugpleee, and. losing his balance, fell Into tho
water. Lowden cannot swim, but be Jumped to
his companion's rescue. Ho caught the sinking
boy by the hair. Both sank, and as they rote
to the surface Ixjwilrn took bold of a big rock
that projected above the water.
Thenhecallrd for help. Two men saw Low
den clinging with one hand on tho rock, while
with the other ho supported Gcmvio Nolan. Tho
Nolan boy was unconscious wbon taken from
the water.
They Have lleen Sailing In Soalhrrn Seas
Nines That nenmrknbln Elopement.
San FitANriBCO. Sept. 2. Passengers who ar
rived on tho steamer Acapulco from Pnnamn to
day say that John Bradbury, tho oung mil
lionaire of Iios Angeles, and bis wlfecnmo up
from Panama to Mnzatlan. The Bradbury,
who spent n little time In New York after tho
wife's remarkable elopement with n married
Englishman from Los Angoles, aalled on the
Panama steamer recently for Mnzantlan wheio
Bradbury has large interests. The couple made
no attempt to seok acquaintances on thn
stoamor, and kept to ttulr stateroom most of
the time. It Is very doubtful whether thoy will
venture to return to Ijs Angelc. as tho feeling
against receiving Mrs. Bradbury is strong.
Cor. Ellcrbe to Withdraw Stale Constables
rroin Clllra and Towns.
Coit'MMA, 8. C Sept, 2. Gov. Ellerbo to
day gave notlco that tho Htato constabulary had
only a month to exist,
"On thn 1st of October I shall withdraw all
t'io constables from tho towns and cities ot tho
Slate," was his announcement. "Only a few
constable will be retained In the country to
suppress 'blind tlgora' there, but tho support
and cooperation ot the municipal authorities
will ho asked in Ihe enforcement nf the Ills-
Iiensary law In towns and cities. Thiieonsta
ilns," continued the tioternor, "cost $.ri2,tM)0
last rear. That expense can ba saved and Iho
law better enforced with tho cooperation of tho
Mrs. Miller Forced la Qnlt Sirennvllle, Ala.,
Ilecause at m Murder I ase,
MoNTOOMBllV, Ala,, Bept. 8 Mrs. Ifnto Mlllor,
on whose account Francis Bartow Lloyd (Rut es
Banders) was killed recently by John A, Harford,
Mrs. Miller's brother, arrived In Montgomery
last night, having lieen rompollel to leavo
Uieenvllle, where the killing took place. Mrs,
Miller says that at II P. M. yeetrrdn) lt.H, Mars
don, a farmer, rode up to her houso nnd handed
her this nolo, which was signed by a committee
of lift) Populists:
"Wo hear ynti aro going to swear against
your brother nt tbo trial. If you ilnn'i gel out
of thoiity In tweut) four hours we'll irheou
tar and feathers anil mako you,"
Hair a Mile Illsli aud aa 111 Around a, a
The steamship El Rio, which arrived yester
day from Now Orleans, r.in Into a florco rain
squall off Hatteras on Wednesday afternoon.
Wlillolhosquuli was at He worst It generated
I four waterspouts, ono of whlih was bigger than
I nny ovor seen by thu vttei.ui coaster in Iho
I ship's company, 'flic no.inot was ii lulleawjy
to atarbourd, und the others wero three or four
miles further uff. The glaut one was appar
ently more than half u miln high and hid more
beam than tho El Rio. The iiunttet pirouetted
out of sight In the mist) north went.
Cold Premium In Mellon.
Mexico City, Mox., Sept, 2. The premium
, . on cola tday was Uiht to lia
It Is the Stork or the Elrrtro-PnenmatlS M'l
Transit Corapnnr, Whose Charier lias Bets TrPli
laratrd nnd Marked "Void" In the M
Secretary of Stale's OID.ce In Trenton, SJij'
Pim.ADiariiiA, Sopt. 2. William J. Kelly, Mti,
Prc'Idorit ot Iho 1'ncurnntlc Transit Company 9ti
of Philadelphia, which has contracts with th Klu
Go eminent to tonnncl tho Post Ofllce sun-eta. fjty
tlons In Now York olty nnd elsewhere, author- Wn
Ized a publli announcement to-ntght that his jffrj
compnii) him no nfllllntlon with the Electro- IRj
Pneumntlc Trinslt Company ft concern who;) Wfl
ihnilcr wns incited by tho Governor of New jfJJjl
Jersey In n proclamation dntod Mny 4. 107. mV
Mr. Kellj says he makes tho nnnnuncomont sL-ii
by a doslro to protect the public from mis- m-f
takes nrlslng from n. confusion of tho two titles. i jSIm
Tho Piiomnntle Transit Company of Phlla- i ij
dclpbln is u noli ent corporation with n limited ISh
capital n-rned hj n few lmslnoss men, with nons i&la
cf ltr stock in tho mnrket. It operates a Post ""Sills
Oillco tur.o In Philadelphia, nnd soctired con- $l
tracts with tho (ioierninont to connect tha 8tj
jKistnl station In New York nnd Brooklyn. Tho S
companv la now busy manufacturing tho Now jjjSJj
ork lubes nt its fnctory nt Tioga and Mem- 3
phi Htrccta, iinir Xrnnkfnrd, which Is running SMj
night uiul day. Mi. Kelly raja hla company 1"
owns the pn ents of Henry Cluy, who Is now 5t
bssoiialed with thu company, but tho Clay de- fa'
lico Is impracticable, and that tho switches W
and terminals In uso in this city, and which 15 j
will bo placed lu tho bt recti of New York, are w(
manufactured under patents grnnfd to II. O, fj&-
Ilatchnlcr, tho engineer In chargo of the con- "M
stmctlon of nnoumntic guns for tho Govern- ;$
nient nt Sandy Hook proving station and in j3
San Francisco harbor. jgj
Since Aug. 27 tho uharcs of the Elcctro-Pncu- W
malic Transit Company, Incorporated in th "g
Htato of ew Jersey in 1830, have been traded tit
In on the lloor of the Philadelphia Stock Ex- J?j'
change, thu price rising from 25 cents to $2 a jgjx
thare. Tho company has no corporato office W
The tnnsfer books nro kept at tho New Jersey & '
Corporation Guarantee Company's office la ra :
Camden. Wllll.tm W, Allen, nn Insuranco agent Hi '
at 200 Walnut placo, ts President, and his son,
John Allen, I Treasurer. They refute to give) J5 i
a list of the directors. In the office of the Pec-
rctnryof Stntoat TrontonthecharterUstaniDod fj
officially "Void." S ,
Tho company owes the State of New Jersey $ ,
$11,500 for arrears of taxes, to which thero Is a & t
ponalty added of nearly $7,000. Tho taxes aro !j
owing back to January, 1887, with the excep- I M
tion of tho year 1800, In which they were paid. j-Js ,
Tho trust officer of the New Jersey Corpora
tion Guarantee Company, which registers th S'-)
stock, was asked to-day It ho was aware that fifr,
the charter of tho company had been declared uk !
"void," as shown by official records at Trenton. &S
Ho said ho had been Informed by William W. MJJ
Allen that tl e taxos hnd been paid. At tho I j il
otllec of W. W. Allen. John Allen, (be Treasurer, &J
admitted that tho taxes had not been paid, but Bta
said It was expected that they would bo. mLsmnl
For tho past six days more than 20,000 shares sFssmfl
nf tho stock of the company without a charter afssfl
have passed through tho Clearing House of th I SH
Philadelphia Stock Exchange. Col. Ooorge IL ICasssl
North, a member of Its Governing Committee, t'msmf
said to-day that tho Exchange is not responsl- I vssssl
ble for an unlisted security, that It is traded la I saH
only on the application of a member, and thaO I H
tho committee can only tako action upon ofil- ljssmi
clol notification. r'SasmE
A9$$fmi?&i'88 M
n report of a commltteo of stockholders of tha PM-ssa
Electro-Pneumatlo Transit Company, sub- IT'bsV
mlttod under the seal of a notary public at a "A
meeting in Camden on April 25, 18M. 10 :'.m
showed that of a total capital of 91,000,000 a
only $7,700 had been paid into the treasury, 'S mt.
and this was applied to the liquidation of a dcbB ti W
of $7,f!9.. At the dnto of the meeting the re- 41
port said the company had a debt of $10,000 il m
and claimed alleged assets of $17,000. Of tha i M
total Isiuo of shares tho sworn report said that !
27,000 were in tho treasury, and that 1111,000 ''-Ismll
had been distributed among Inside holders, nfimVi
without consideration. Including two blocks of ) H HI
f,(HH and 2,000 to John Pondlcr, in tho Mills I ;) Bfj
building. Now York. ZZ i ft IS
On Oct, 12, lU, tho Daily Sloclholdtr. a j Um
financial newspaper, directed attention to the tlJssl
fact that this company had no connection with "flB
thu Pneumatic Transit Company of Philadol- 'f M
phla, which oporatod the Post Oltlie tube In this a, W
ilty, and norcd tho Governing Committee of y
tho Stock Exchange, which nurses a tradition ii'
that it Is tho oldest exchange In tho United fi ft
States, for permitting transiu-tions In a security
of this character on Its floor. ( ' t
Tho stock remained practically dead until re- M TX
cent!)-, when Krcd Chandler, a board member. j'J S.
formerly of the suspended house of L. II. Tny- jl Jj
lnr iV Co . appeared buying orders In It from 23 jri-
fonts a share up. Ho hegnr on .Vug. 27 buying J; w.
It, no currently reported, for Now 'Vork men. lj
Tbo publio began buying, nnd over 20,000 ; J.j
share hnve been traded in. The impression -Ji :v
, nmong stock brokers ib that somo Now Yorkers & j,
who hold Ihe stoi k nro irj ing to mnko a marlret J(
for it hero, tbo on!) placo In which it can b iu
dealt In. 8f! Jl
llae" Kellej Ilc far Ills Attack on Mrsa tt Bt
Merrill Ills Vlrllm Prroenl. ij Ht
IlAiEinit, N. C. Sept. 2.-" Doc" Keller, flK
nllns Black, a negro. 23 years old, wns hanged a U'
at Snow Hill to-day fur assaulting Mrs. Merritt, sfv
n whlto vtonipii. The gallows wns In tho pudlla '1'jjw
sqiinroof the tnnn.iind 5,000 people were spec- , jH
tutors. Kellt) was accused of sevoral other viMB
rrlnns. 'assfi
Lant nUht he snld thnt ho would make a full JB
eon 'es!im on t ho gallows of all his crimes, but H-jK;
he failed to keep his word, and confessed only "TisW
thenssnult. Uncommitted this crime In July, ?iW
while Mrs. Mtrrllt was alone in her bouse, and wt!'
would haio been lyncliod except for tho plea ot v,
some Influential citizens for a Jury trial. U ,'j mm
was tried nn Aug. HI and convicted. f t: Wt
Thi people of the county urged that the ex- t fl
reulioii be mado public, and tho Commissioners - JEj
en ordered. Ills victim witnessed the execti f ff
tion. Shewn seated within a few feet of tha 4
gallnw. At I2:0n the trap was sprung, and in S'ifl
eloien ininutea Keller was pronounced dead Vi '
from slriiiKUlatli.ii. Souio persons travelled t ,
thirty milcc to see the execution. ft S J.
ii H
Frank Miller Killed mr Ihe Murder or Mrs. KVIfflB
John Miller. 'jJiT'
Com Mill's, Ohio, Sept. X Frank Miller was lraol,i
killed hy electricity in tho Penitentiary annox ilW'1
at 12:30 o'dock this morning for tho murder !3i
last April of Mrs. John Miller, near Black Llee. li5ft;
'1 ho i ilmo was committed during the absenio Nclr
of her husband. Tho inurderor assorted thai tP4i
Mrs. Miller had Bought to have him discharged ' iml
on account of n dinlike which she had formed i'lW
for him. Tho oxoi ullon was witnessed by th , .f,
husband of tho inurdurod woman. ?, ilj!
K. President aes or Honduras Ordered Hut ,,H ;j-'
r Iho Country. d). '!
San Fiiancihoo, Sept. 2. The steamer Acv .V j
ji'ilio, which arrhod tn-dny from Mexican ports, JM jljf
biiuiglit Information that ex-President Vnscos j jS
of Honduras, who had been living for several J tt
years ut tlunti inula City, was forcod toleav ly
tluutrmaln und seek nn asylum at Acapulco. y 'It
Thn Prebldout of Honduras mndo roprcscntn- ; ;
lions to President llanlos of Guatemala thnt I'iiim
Yaso wax i nakeil in planning n revolution, 14wi
mid llnrrlns g.tto nollie to Vnscos lhat he must 'ill
leave the cuuuti) Vnscos was sent down by a xttv
Hpcciil train to caulla, whero ho wna taken iRjixu
nn bniril under n Uuntemnlan guard. He was ntWi
ury reticent while on the steamer. SHUf
I ot. Warlug Appeal for Mercy. tSfMrf
Col. Waring Issued the follnwiug statement JJIm
jesterdny: "To tho nnvyspupers of tbo United H m'
Mates I mako an uppeal fur mercy. If I am Ml
mi) thing, 1 uni a locr of horses. Some Idiot ot jHf '
a news creator In New York wroto that I bad Si
iloi ked the lulls of thu horns of tho Department S H
nf Ktrrot Cleaning, nnd thu papers of Iho whole B J
country seem tube ringing changes on tho ab- 3 m
surd story, Tho truth Is lhat 1 have ul
never In my llfo caused or permlltod a horse's W,
tall to be docked; thnt horse owners who yield wnjj
to the cruel fashion think me n crunk because I Tlf.xi
oppose it; that, with mine thanUOO horses In ii')
the service, I do not even ullow one check rein Cf;tl
to ho used, and that I am about to discard. t& JjBji
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