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CT l W0r V m SJttJPCTPJPWijg w 'V Pair . decidedly colder ; northwesterly wind I I i J F Iff VOL LXV.-NO. 78. NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1897.-C0PYHIQHT, 1897, BY THE SUN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION. PRICE TWO CENTS. ft i i STEIGER GUILTY, DOUBLY. yz convicted or murdering smith t vonfessbs murdering stelb. r m (I sf- rrofeeslenal Manslayer Dateh Pete Helped t 1 atlas Strangle the TTUllnmabarg Church E i tSellrlager and Trap Bnntr Ochs The I 1 otew ek Chorea Harder Be Ola Alone. r ,1 Constantino Btelger. tho church robber, who f 11 Havo his name aa Frits Meyer when ho was ar- 't lasted (or klllinr Policeman Frederick Bmlth, In I tbo school ot the Redemptorlst Church on Third ) ttrttt, was convictod yesterday of murder In the I 9 Orst degree In the orlmlnal branch of the Bu- Jtjf premo Court. VsSr Tb"- case went to tho Jury at 3:30 o'clock In M the afternoon, and whtlo the Jury was out dellb- H', rattntr on a verdict, Police Captain Lees of Williamsburg walked Into the court room armed Kofaaa with a warrant for Btelger's arrest, Btelger har IHB'nB been Indicted by the Kings county Grand jtm 'urr for the murder of Gcorgo Sleli. the bell rlaaaaaaa 'n'erot Holy Trinity Church In 'Williamsburg, I H&aaBBBaaL OD Aug. 20. iaarfaaaaaaaaT "If the Jury falls to And Btelger guilty of the fjHF Bmlth murder," said the Captain, "wo will RF Buroly convict him of the murder of Sielz. I jHtr bavo a complete caso against him. I hare re- jHpr covered tho murdered bellrlngor's watch, and I jMr bavo tho persons to whom Stclger gavo the H tratcb. Btelx't pocketbook was found in Btelg- Bf er's possession. Btelger and his pal, Dutoh Jako, I killed the old bellrinirer and then rifled his pockets." 1 "You haven't any better case than we have S . R.v against him," said District Attorney Olcott. I "K The conversation wns here Interrupted by tho I T return of tho Jury. Justice Fursraan took his I Seat on the bench, and Stolgor. or Meyor, as ho chose to call hlmsolf, was led in from the prison fr ' pen. Folly five hundred persons wcro in the 3J t Court TIouso corridors clamoring for admission R ' to the court room. Not nioro than a hundred of 3 tbcm got In. fe- The prisoner tapped tho arm of his counsel, F' i Lawyer O'llnro, and wblsporod: ' "It's a cose of death the Jury looks fright- Ionod." "Gentlemen of the Jury," snld the clerk, 7' "have you agreed upon a verdict I" Foreman Ernest Meyor stood up, and in a fal- ' tcrlng voice said: "We find we find tho man tho prlsonorat the bar guilty of murder in tho first dogrer." Stclgor, who had been standing, sat down f suddenly, and stlffcnod bis arms out on (he table before him. Then ho glancod scornfully , at tho Jury. A court officer ordored him to Li atand up again, and ho did so. ' Tho Clork proccoded to ask the customary li. questions, tho first being "What Isyournamel" !" Constantino no, I mean Fritz Meyer," ho . Bald. j Q. Where do you rosldo i A. Nowhere. ' . Q. Where wero you born. A In Germany. Q. What's your religious bollef t A. I have to religion. Q. Married or singlet A. Single. Q. How old nro you t A. Forty-Hvo years, y. Do you use intoxicating liquors. A. Yos, tnoaerately, but I'm no drunkard. Q. Wero you ever convicted beforo f A. Yes, Several times, but I don't remember. I Justice Fursmnn nnuounced that he would I pass sentence on Tuesday. I Meyer was led back to the prison pen. Ashe ;' I passed down tbo aisle of the court room two 1 I inldde-aged Qerman women stepped up, and ono !i et them said: - I "Keep up, Mr. Stclger, and don't break f down," I "Mrs. Bauer, coma over to the Tombs," ro- ,jY plied the prisoner. "I want to seo you." I Police Captain Lees went to tho women. . . 1 "Como to tbo Tombs with me," said he, "and f - you can havo a talk with Stelger." ZPi The two women wont over to tho Tombs, and - In getting passes to tho prlton described them f selves as Mrs. Kate Bauer of 275 Btngir street, ' I andMrs. Cecelia King ot 00 Btiigg street, Wll- 1 llamsburg. Mrs. Sniior had known Bfclger B twenty-Are years ago, xho snld, when ho win ' B a good citizen. Mrs. King was a tiicnd of ' B Btelger's wife and daughter. Stclger was taken Into the hospital ward of the prison, and through tho iron tucket fenco he W thrust hi, hand nnd pleasantly greetnd Mrs. , H Bauer. Mrs. Bauer wept, and snld In Oerman: "I wish you God's help anyhow, but I can't do no more." Then Mrs. Bauer nnd Stclger talked about old times In Williamsburg, and ahoremlndod him of H tho iuie he had tried to kill her twenty-five years ago, when bo was n boarder at her moth ill er's house. ' , W " Well, not believing In anything." satdStci- I K sor,"Inever thought much of killing, so long I as X don't get caugbt. I'll die now in tho elec- SB trie chair und then It will be all over. I'd llko , ll H to live, but I'll be sentenced todlo next week ' 1 tho Jiulgo said Tuesday. I'll be sure dead by II C, New Year's." Jr&vimFN dipt. Lees at tbls point stepped forward from ,; behind a partition where ho bad been standing. J " I illdn t send for you," said Btelgur, addross- W lug the captain. " I wanted Mrs. bnuer to come B? boro alone." K "Woll," said the Captain. "I now havo proof $ that you killed Hell IUngcr8telz In Holy Trinity W Church in Williamsburg. You've been indicted P- in Urooklyn for murder?" 0 "That don't count for anything." said Btelger. !' "I must go to the electric chair for killing the ,' policeman. They can't kill me twloe." ; "Well," said the Captain, "the pocketbook S, you hd with you when you wore arrested here ; in New York has been identified by Mrs. Btelz - as tbut stolen from her husband tho night he 3 W.b n.....tu. "It was no pocketbook," remarked Stelger, "It wusa Icathor purse." " And Btelz's watch is now In my possession, too." continued the Csptaln. "Where did you gel the watch I" asked the murderer. " Through the woman you gave It to to pawn," I replied the Captain; "she said you gave hern dollar to pawn the watch." I "She lira," said Btelger. "I gave her $2. She pawned tho watch in Deiancey street for $10 and when she came to me with tho money and ticket I gave her 81! out of the $10. That was Katie Landls of ill Orchard street. Dutch t Pete and I had a furnished room at 121 and she lived at 141. Mary Bmlth, the woman with whom I lived at 840 Fifth street, first gave me away, didn't she I" " Yes," said the Captain. " "Well, what's tho use of telling about that ; murder ain't I going to the chair anyhow I" f "That's tho surest thing you ever said, re marked Capt. Lees; "but we've got all the proof that you killed Btelz. Can you deny It cowl" " Well, don't talk about It," said Btelger. "The police are going to bring over a woman who met you the night of the Btelz murder," said Mrs. Bauer; "so you might as well tell all. ,t This woman saw you and another man in a 1 hallway on Bcbolcs street, trying to wash the f blood off your hands. Who was the man with 1 -U TouJ W ..."Tb,t w" ny pal, Dutch Pote," said Btelger; l,, V "but I don't want to put him In trouble. I'm In fcjjr?'' j trouble. It s no uso to get others there too." rclVi At this point Mrs. Bauer began to cry, and, Wfiyyl holding to Btelger's hand, begged him to tell all MyKty ') about the murder to Capt. Lees. She begged Mc I him to confess for old acqualntuiice sake. Wff I "What good cun it dot" asked 8teiger. "It ff will only get my pal in trouble the same as I I am In." flt I "Tell It anyhow," pleaded Mrs. Bauer. I "Well," said Btelger, "1 holped to kill Btelz, , I J and I took his watcb and pocketbook after I -.., II hen I choked blui when he had been hit with A l! th lrou ihlsol by when I-after he was dying. VVTlJ But I won't blame anything on Pete. One to die ifcLvit Is enough. Pete was my pal. I won't equeal on yml Pete." 1,17X1 "How did you come to kill him I" asked the Wilt. Captain.. Jfjj" "When wo broke the poorboxes and wero yJitt.f dlscoercd it had to kill him I had to strangle 'me I blm to escape and wo Just I Just took his (IK 1 watch and pocketbook. Ho had only $1.80 W 1 when we met," n? J "When who met 1" asked Capt. Iees. i I "The man what was done." answered Btelger. 5 A "The church sexton over in Montrose aveaue. til But that s all I want to say now," ( ', " Your wife, went Into that church the next ' ' morning," said Mrs. Bauer, "and she saw the u bloody print of your hand on the wall. Bbe told FM Louisa atelgor's daughter)) that it was your 'vi; " Is' that so r said Btelger; "did she recognize aU A.J ny nnttfr I". , IIo baa lost a finger. J Bsff( Tm YV Bm Mr, Buor. MiifMi "Andtold Ivoulsal" remnrked Btelger. m-Stn l ' e rcI)"id thu woman. mB I '( ! .'"v 7.al1 Htelger. " what did Louisa say I Wtr ) II Did she be levo that her father would do thatf" WIL I ' " Bbe believed it," remarked Mrs. Bauer. rT' 1 I You wouldn't think a woman would be so Hm ! emnrt.'' said Btelger, " but my wife-well, she ' 'it l knew right away, or she guessed It. that I ,7jr4 II coaxed lirewer Ochs out to lUdgewood.' ll "Did you intend to kill the brewer on that I II jl occasion I ' asked Capt. Lees. W ll "I don't know," said Btelger; "wo wanted E7IJ money, ho and 1 my pal and me so we hired W 1 . :" bouse at Itldgewood, got ropes there ready m ) to tie Ochs up well. I don't know what wo m l ( wanud to do with iiiln. Mebbe If he bad a large sum of money with blm we I would lust have strangled hfm. Mebbe if we found no money we would tie him up there and keep him for a big reward. 1 worked for him, so that's how wo picked htm; 'cause I knew ho had plenty '..l?5n,'u ate, didn't have much money." ., "Was Dutch j'cto In that plot to kill the brewer I" asked tho pollco Captain. "I won'tsayanythlngagalnsthtm," answered Btelger. "1 told all-and I'm going to the chair what's the use in getting others in troublo I I hate the damn pollco all through, but you are a good dotectlvo to not Btolz'a watch. That woman who pawned it for me got It out again, and then Charley Myrtlo repawned It with the sliver watch. Then It cost f'JO.Oo to get it out of pawn tho second time, and Charley's brother-in-law, Ilapo, at Ilroome and Chrystle streets, had It. How did you get It, Captain I" . I was going to havo Myrtle arrested on a charge of receiving stolen goods," said tho Captain, "I told him I'd got a warrant, and thon his wtfo said she would produce the watch in an hour, and she kept her word and produced It Then Myrtle nnd his wife and your friend Kato Landls went before the Grand Jury In Urooklyn and testified, and then you wero In dicted for klllinp Btelz." "And for finding out that I did It I suppose you'll be promoted from Captain to Inspector of Police that's all tho police work so hard for, I guess. Iiut I sot no uso for you, Captain. You talked nice to mo, and then you went lu court to testify that I was the burglar wbo was twlco arrested In Brooklyn. 1 suppose you feel proud for finding out that Brooklyn church case and that I dirt Ochs. too. But I didn't Intend to trill .ha nA .. In tli.M.nt.n.a .VnltllR fil.l1 fr-ll . My pal no. I won't say no more. I won t talk no more. I'll so to the chair nnd die, and there all will end. But I would kill one more man, If I had the change. " Who I" asked Capt. Lees. "Myself," answered Btelger, nnd one of the Tombs keepers led tho prisoner into a new oell In Murderers' Bow, and a man wbb detailed to watch htm. "I've spent over 840O In cloarlng up the Williamsburg nimder," said Capt. Lees to a Bum reporter. "Now tho case is complete and If I can land Btelger's pal In Jail I'll rest satis fied." Thero was n reward of $1,000 offered for the arrest and conviction of the murderer of Bell rlngor Stolz, but whether it will ever be paid Is not known. nvsTEit cAvanr j.v quicksands. Dr. stus-eat Mlht Ilava (.est Ills Lir Had Ret His Dec Draaabt Succor. EASTTonT, L. I.. Nov. 10. Dr. John Nugent started out on a duck hunting trip early yester day morning that came near coating him his life. Had it not boon for tho Intelligence ot a Newfoundland dog the physician would In all probability havo been swallowed up in quick sand. Dr. Nugent had not beon out long before ho sighted n flock of blackducks in the marshes. Ho managed to crawl sufficiently near for a Bhot, and succeedsd in killing one duck and wounding two others. In his eagorness to cap ture tho wounded birds before thev could get nnny he did not notlco that with nearly every step ho was sinking deeper into tho mlro. Suddenly he went down nearly to his waist. Dcsplto his efforts he could not free himself. He used his gun for a staff, but e von with tho aid of the weapon he was unable to make progress. Instead, ho found that he was gradually sinking deeper in the mud and quicksand. The physi cian's only hopo of rescue from death was to attract tho attention of some othor gunners to his peril. Ho shouted for help at the top of his voice. His cries of alarm seemed to convey to tho dog tho peril ot his mastor. It barked and frisked about, and finally started oS yelping. Tho dog had gone some distance whon it came upon J. Corwlth, a local druggist. Mr. Corwith had not heard tho doctor's shouts for help, but tho dog's actions attracted his attention. The animal ran up to him and barked and yelped, and then started oft in tho direction of the marsh whoro Dr. Nugont was imprisoned. Corwlth followed the dog, and in a few min utes came upon the dootor waist deep In the quicksand. Corwith secured sevoral fence rails and n couple of planks,nd, standing on this improvised platform, succeeded, after consider able exertion, In rescuing the doctor. Dr. Nu gent was very much exhausted after his strug gle, and It was somo time before ho could make nn effort to commence the homeward Journey. Ho had entirely recovered from tho effects of his experience to-day. SOT, VAlf rjlAAO X.Y A. ItAOE. "Slinky nink" Sam That to Tonra niehard Crukrr Was an lnpartlenable oatrage. CittCAOO, Nov. 10. Sol Van Praag is In a rage. An evening newspaper sent reporters, armed with clippings from The Son ot Mon day containing an account of Bol's high old tlmo at Bulzor's Park In New York, to lnter rlew varlouslmcmbcrs of tho County Democracy as to the propriety of his actions there and of his borrowing money from Richard Croker. Alderman "Hlnky Dink" Kenna ot the First Ward was outspoken in his opinion. "If Sol mado such a touch as that on Dick Croker," he enld, "ho committed an unpardonable out rage, such as no gent would do to another gent. Why, Croker treats the boys like kings. Ho bowls 'em up with wines and,'good red booze, nnd shows himself a prince. Then this man goes and touches him for fifty plunks. No, sir, he can't be no gent and be ought to bo well disciplined." "I wasn't in Now York and know nothing ot the transaction," said Bath House John Cough- nn. ninny uinics associate rrom uo first Ward. "It I had been in the partv I could bet ter Judge whethor Sol borrowed tho money be cause he needed it, or Croker freely bestowed it upon hira in token of tho glory and honor be felt in being permitted to gase upon the royal virago of tho great Van Praag. But, as I say. 1 was not thoro, and so the question, 'Should Vun Praag have "Maced" Dick Crokert' will remain a mystery to mo forever." Alderman Billy O'Drlen, tho County Democ racy's President, stood up for Van Prang;. "Honest, now, I don t bellove Bol got any of Croker's coin," sold O'Brien. "That Tammany boy is too smooth to give up, and I'm Inclined to think that Bol never landed onco on "bis pocket. I think; it's sim ply a Joko on Sol." Tho County Democracy is divided on the auestlon, did Van Praag touch the boss or Id not hel and nobody can foretell tho out come. A possible split In the organization may follow tho hearing of charges against the states man "from do second." "I'm going out with an axe after some of tbeso KUys," said Van Praag, when ho hoard ot tho Interviews. "Bomobody'a makln' me a butt for tun. I don't mind a llttlo. hut this is awuy too torlous and there'll bo u nnul chapter to It at tho Morgue, If thoy don't quit plaguing me. " 'Hlnky' Dink' saldS should never have bor rowed nny money, elil How about tho tlmo he went broke nt Wost Baden nnd hud tD borrow from Dick Gunning to keep from chasing ties or riding under a freight train I I guess thero are others." ... Tho general consensus of opinion Is that "It Bol did make the hot touch, ho Is no gentleman." JMUDQE JIAl'ID TRANSIT IN PJSXIL. The Kingston Deelilan Slav I-a la the Rev ocation or the Cresting FrlTlWiea. The recent decision of the Court ot Appeals In the Kingston case, which was, In effect, that the tracks of a railroad company cannot lie used by anotbor company, may operate against tho plan for running trolley cars and elevated railroad trains acioss tho Brooklyn Bridge. President Bcrrl of tho bridge trustees snld yesterday : "If tho decision of the Court of Appeals for bids tho cars of all the trolley companies coming to tho bridge by way of Washington street and leaving tho bridge by way of Fulton street, the entire bridge-crossing project Is endangered. It would appear that the Brooklyn Heights road Is the only trolley oompany that would have access to both roadways, and could thus make connec tions to both reach and leave the bridge. The other companies have no possible means of con nection with the south roadway or thooneby which they are to leave the bridge, although they could reach tbo bridge at tho north road way, at Washington street. "The policy uf tbo board has always been that the privilege of crossing the bridge should not be conllned to any one company or system, either trolley or elevated, and I am convinced that it it should tuin out that the Kingston de cision pretents .any one of the companies from reaching and leaving the bridge, the trustees would revoke tho privilege of all, including the elevated railroads.1' DallaDtlne's India Fale Ale is now bottled at the brewery, on sale at Waldorf, Astoria, Delmoaloo's. UoOmaa, Holland, and ttufcattan.-i4u NO NEW SEAL AGREEMENT. xux rxpnnis agreed, dvt tub DIl'LOMATS HID NOT. a Ike TThnle Qaestlon. as Far as Aetlen I Concerned, is Lert Jnat Where It TTaa He Cora the lTnshlngtoB Conference The Vnlted tates Contentions Upheld by the Experts Ka Chance or a Iteolproclty Agreement. WAsniNOTON, Nov. 10. After a conference lasting a weok, the fur seal experts ot tho Unltod States, Great Drltnln, nnd Canada reached a conclusion on several propositions to-day, but tho officials who endeavored to nr rango the diplomatic foatures ot tho mat tor ogreod to disagree, loavlng the seal ing, reciprocity. Immigration, fisheries, and othor questions Just where they wero bo tore tho Washington meeting began. A report, embracing sixteen of tho numorous suggestions mado at the meeting ot tho exports, was signed this afternoon nt the Btato Department, and after this formality, Sir Wilfrid Laurlcr and Sir Lords Davlcs representing Canada, Gen. John W. Foster rcnresentlnc tho United Stntes. and Mr. G. F. Frederick Adam, First Secretary of the British Embassy, representing Great Britain, had a threo hours' confcrcnco which did not bring them to any basts on which a diplomatic arrangement might bo mado. Tho signing of tho report of the oxperts marked tho ending ot their business. Blr Wilfrid Laurlcr and tho Canadian party will leave for Ottawa to-morrow morning and all the others In attendance from out ot town will go away In a day or tn o. Ot the many propositions advanced by the ex perts on both sides tho sixteen montlonod were adopted unanimously. Most of them wcro made by the experts of tho United Stntos. An official statement given to the press to night shons that the expert conferenco was confined exclusively to factB concerning the purely scientific aspects of the fur seal question. Efforts were mado to lnduco the exports to go boyond that limit, but without success. They declined to consider anything outside ot the rulings of the Paris Tribunal ot Arbitration on tho ground that thoy had no authority to go Into ndmlnlstrattvo matters. The discussions were tomellmesmore animated than thochnrao ter of the toplo considered would lead one to suspect, but the conference ended with the best ot feeling on both sides. Although it has been arranged practically that the Joint commissi n of experts shall mako another Inspection trip to tho seal Islands ot Bchrlng Soa, thero Is a chanco that this arrange ment may not bo carried out. Its fulfilment will depend on what the United Btatcs and Great Britain decide to do. If an agreement Is reached between tho two powers to prohibit pelagic sealing during next season the exports will probably oe sent tn the following season to determine whethor tho temporary prohibition has had a beneficial effect on the soal herd". The report of tho delesates to the conference, embracing the sixteen propositions to which unanimous assent was given, was signed by Charles Sumner Hamlin of Massachusetts nnd David Starr Jordan of California, representing the Government ot tho Unltod Stntes; D'Arcy Wentworth ThomDson of Aberdeen, Scotland, representing the Government ot Great Britain, nnd James Melville Macoun, representing the Government of the Dominion ot Canada. Tho statement glvon to tho press epitomizes tho propositions agreed to, as follows: That the Pnbylor herd ha declined In numbers from 1BH4 to 1MU7, nd that the numberwat for merly three to Ave times that which now exlsti. That the death rate anions pups It great, not morn than one-half to one-third surviving to the age of threeears. That the number of breeding females In 1800 aud lBST-waa between 1H0.D0O and 160.000, and that tho decrease from IBWOto 1807 was notable, though Its extant oould not be determined definitely. That land kllllnc ot ma'ei as now practiced does no harm to the ht rd. That tho pelagic sealers respect the limitations ot the law. That prlagla telling Involves Indlsnimtnate killing. That the catch at sea contains a marked excess of females. That the killing of males on land Is the cause ot this. That among the females killed are not only those both horsing and pregnant, but also many who are immature or who hare already lost their pups. That the fur seal being polygamous, a largo number of males may he killed with Impunity. That females cannot be killed In simitar numbers without checking- the Increasoof the herd or bring ing atiout ail actual decline. Thatasmall number of females, less than the an nual Increment or breeders, might be taken without producing actual decrease. That excessive pelaglo sealing has led to a reduc tion In the herd. That pelairlc seating has of late fallen od In greater ratio than toe herd has, this producing a tendency toward eoulllbrlum In numbers. That In estimating the future conditions of the herd there must be taken Into consideration the reduc tion In number of surviving pups caused by the pelairlo catohos ot 1804-1805. That the h-rd Is not In danger of actual extermi nation so long a Its haunts ou land are protected and the protected zone Is maintained. That both Und and sea killing now yield an incon siderable profit either to the lessees or to tho pelaglo sealers themselves. As Indicated by the statement, the main con tention of tho United States, that excessivn pelaglo sealing has led to n reduction in tho seal nerd, was ncceptod by tbo British and Canadian representatives. This is considered quite a vic tory for the American side of tho cajo, but It will not have any practical effect unless tho dip lomatic negotiations which the State Depart ment will begin with Great Britain develop n more propitious aspect than present conditions Indicate. The conference this evening between Gon. Va. Ml. IVIlfrM Rl T.muU nn,l Mf Ariam lasted three hours. Gen. Foster wanted the British and Canadian representatives to mako nn agreement with the United States to pro hibit pelaglo sealing for a stated length of time. The foreign delegates were will ing to consider this proposition If tbo United States would negotiate synchronously for a settlement of all the questions which bad produced Irritation betwoen this country and Canada for many years. They wanted the United Btntes to Include In tbe proposition for a settlement of tbe sealing ques tion the subject of reciprocity, Immigration, fisheries and others. To this Gen. Foster would not content. He hold that the sealing question should be disposed of before nuythlug else was taken up. . .... AC me oonoiusion or tne aitcussion, no agree ment had been reached, and the parties To it adjourned with the understanding that each side should submit a statement In writing to morrow morning, giving Its views as to what should be done. Tbe United States statement will Insist on tbe necessity of making an agreement for the prohibition of pelaglo sealing and tho protection of seal life without complicating It with any other propositions. Tho Canadian delegates will express a willingness to enter Into negotia tions for a settlement of all questions nt issue, without curtnillng consideration to the pelaglo sealing feature. . . This is u distinct chango ot front for both the United States and the Dominion Governments. Klght years ago Mr. Blaine, t en Berretaryof State, made to Sir Charles Tupper, then Cana dian Minister of Marine and I islierles, a propo sition similar to Blr Wllfrld'a now, hut Sir Charles declined to entertain It. The seal fish eries question was then takon up and the Paris tribunal of arbitration resulted. To-day's developments show that Canada, which eight years nco declined to consider a proposition of tbe United States to have a Ron era! settlement of matters which had caused friction between the two countries, has mado a proposition similar to that of the Unltod Blates at that time, and this Government has aduptod Blr Charles 'runner's policy of declining to no collate an omnibus arrangement. The conforonco between Gon. Foster nnd tho British and Canadian representatives has de veloped that tho chances of n reciprocity ugroo meni lire not good at this time. Ifolh sides be lieve that the present temper of the pooplo of both Canada and Ibo Untied Htates is such that a rociprocal arrangement would not he re tained. Whatever negotiations mny follow tho meetings of the last week, must be conductod nominally between Great Britain and tbe United States, at tho Canadian Government has no authority to nr rango a treaty. If thero Is it c'hunuo In present conditions and nn agreement embracing, not only tho sealing question, but reciprocity and the other innttore of important e, is not un likely Blr Wilfrid Laurlcr will mako unothcr visit to Washington. It Is believed by tho Canadian representatives that tho homo Govern ment will accrpt any arrangement they may de sire to enter Into with tho United Htalce. bomo promlnenco wan given to day to a state ment thatHtcrotary Sherman had written n let ter to Blr Wilfrid Laurlor, which "facilitates u broader discussion of the relations between the two countries. An a matter of fact. Mr. Sher man meroly wrote to Sir Wllfiid Hint Gen, Foster had bean empowered to consider nil questions which thu Canadian Government might deslro to bring to tho attention of the United Btatcs. Tbe Talk or tbo Town. f Simpson's new Loan om.co.and Safe Dtcoait Vaults, 14 West 4M-s near luoa4nay,-d UANNA CERTAIN TO WIN, A Beiubllcaa Majority ef IB an Joint Ballot in the legislature or Ohio. Columeub. 0., Nov. 10, All doubt regarding Benator Hanna'i roturn to tho Scnnto was re moved to-day, when the faot was developed that the Republicans would have a majority ot IS instosd ot 5 on Joint ballot In tbo next Legis lature. Four fusion member of tho House from Hamilton county and one fusion Senator from tho Hamilton county district, who in all pre vious calculations had been classed with tbe Democrats, announce in private Information sent to tbe olerksot tho House and Bonato that they will act with tho Republicans, nnd this de termination on their part gives tho Republicans a majority ot IB on Joint ballot, thus Insuring tho roturn ol Mr. Henna to the Unltod States Ben ate. It is no secret that Messrs. Mason, Brnraloy, and Burke, three Republican membora from Cuyahoga county, nro not personally friendly to Senator Henna, and tho opposition has been claiming that they would not voto for him for Benator. Tho claim has also been made that certain othor members would bolt his nomina tion, nnd that, with tho aid of tho Democrats, they would be nble to dictate tho cholco of some Rcpubllcon other than Hannn. This claim. It appeara, was also unjustified. James H. Heydc, tho Dcmocratlo member from Holmes county comes out in an interview to-day in which ho says that he would not enter Into any such arrnt gemont, and that ho will not voto for any one who is not n frco silver Democrat. Mr. Iloydo says thero aro other Dcmocratlo members who would refuse to enter Into any such combination, nnd that Hnnna In the Sen ate would do moro to bring about Dcmocratlo success In 1000 than any other man tho Repub licans of Ohio could send to represent them In that body. For that reason he wants to see him return od. The Republicans will bavo 80 votes on Joint ballot and tho Democrats GO. Senator Votght, tho fusion Senator from Hamilton county, by voting with tbo Republicans makes tho Senato a tlo politically, giving LleuL-Qov. Jones tho deciding voto on the matter of tho organization of that body, so that the Republicans will be In absoluto control ot all committees. Tho Lieutenant-Governor, however, cannot cast the de ciding voto on tho passage of bills, so that there will bo no partisan legislation of any character. RANK WRECK INO ZEADS TORIOTINO. A Met) at Itngllah, Ind.. Waiting Tor a Foal, tlve nanker's Return. IrrniAHArous, Nov. 10. Tho excitement at English. Crawford county, has been Intonse to day, and the town has been patrolled by fifty extra deputy Sheriffs. The excitement grows out of the bank failures there and at Leaven worth nnd Mnrango last week. Tho operations of President Weathers and Cashier Wlllett wrecked tho threo institutions and Involved every business man In tho two counties of Perry and Crawford. Yesterday after a partial investigation, tho liabilities of tho three Institutions were roughly estimated at $100,000, with the personal In debtedness of the two men something In excess ot that amount, and word was received that Weathers, who has been in hiding in Harrison county, was willing to return if protection were guaranteed. He said that he would settle up the affairs ot the banks and guarantee to pay 75 cents on the dollar. Ho was invited to return. When the creditors heard of his lntendod re turn they began to assemblo upon the streets, and by 10 o'clock last night English was in the hands of a mob. Tbo amrry men paraded the streets all nlgbt. and this morning Sheriff Bal lard tried to disperse them: but ho was an swered only by shouts ot defiance. He then swore in a number ot deputies, but tbe latter aro in symnathy with tbo peoplo and refused to do anything till a movement was made to demolish tho brick building in which tbe bank's fixtures and a small amount of cash remain. This was prevented and tho Sheriff left for Harrison county to bring Woathors back, leaving the town In charge of a deputy. Borne twenty of Weathers's friends accompa nied tho Sheriff, and a crowd Is now awaiting their return. It is not believed that Sheriff Ballard will dare to bring back tho bank Presi dent, but if he does troublo Is expected. ROTjD DAl'LIOUT niOIIWATUEN. Mrs. Geertre B. Wewton'e Carriage nnd rive Other Stopped In Tarrytown. TAnnvTOWW, N. Y., Nov. 10. Word was re ceived at the police station this afternoon that six tramps were holding peoplo up in Broad way and demanding money from them. Po licemen Delanoy and Cypher found tho report to be true. Thoy attempted to arrest all tho men, but threo ot them escaped. Tho policemen had to fire several shots at one of thote they caught before ho would surrender. One of the shots took off a piece of his ear. Tho threo prisoners said they were James Cody of Bridgeport, John Black of Williams bridge, and John Collins of Syracuse. They were locked up for the night so that the police men could get witnesses to appear against thorn. Peoplo afoot as well as In carriages were held up by the vagrant. Ono ot the attempts to rob was mado on Mrs. Gcorgo B. Newton as sue wac being driven along Broadway by hor coachman. Bho no ticed two rough-looking mon walking ahead of her, but paid little attention to them. Occa sionally they turned around and glanced at her carriage. Just beforo it passed thoy Jumped out into tbo road. One grabbed the horses' tiAftrfn nnd hrmiffht them to & fiton. Thn other went to thn sldo of tho carrlago and demanded of Mrs. Nowton that sho glvo up her pocket book. Tbo coachman, howover, whipped up tho horses and tho dashed off, leaving the highwaymen in tho road. Five lotherlcarrlages wcro stopped in a simi lar way. Many pooplo wero stopped on foot, but tho men got llttlo money. No weapons wcro ahown. I ASIO I BENT TO STATE PRISON. A Heavy Mentenee tor tbo Former Turkish Coasal'Ueneral la Hoston. BoRTorf, Nov. 10. Joseph A. Iastgt, formerly Turkish Consut-Gcnernl In Boston, was sen tenced this afternoon In the Superior Court, by Judgo Sheldon, to not more than eighteen nor less than fourteen j onrs In Btato prison. Heman W. Chaplin, counsel forlaslgl, said that after several conferences with his client thoy had de cided to waive nil exceptions und leave the en tiro mattor to tho p oroy of the court. Judge Sheldon in imposing sentence, said that Co had carefully luvcsiiir-ited the case since tho verdict of (rullty whs rendered by the Jury, and that instead of finding any cir cumstances that would tend topalllatn the of fonto, ho found much to ntgruvnto It. In lew of Ihe defendant's luxurious life and circum stances whllo tho uxteusivo defalcations were being carried on, bolelt himself culled upon to Impose a sentence befitting tbo extreme gravity of the case. Tho clork then rend the sentence. The first duy of Imprisonment Is to bo at solitary confinement, and the residue at bard labor. Inslgf received the niinunnceuient or tbe sen tence apparently unmoved. NEW OEU3IAN AMIIASSADOR UERE. Dr. Yea llollebtn's face Is a Uraahle Itecord or student Uufle. Dr, Theodore von Holleben, the new Gorman Ambassador to tho United States, arrived yes terdayon the North German Lloyd steamship iCnlser WUhelm der Orotse, and proceeded to Washington, Tho Ambassador's faoe Is much soiirrcd with the marks made by the swords of young men with whom ho fought duels In tbe days whon he was a, si uncut. lie was formerly In the German diplomatic service in China and Japan. He has travelled lu many parts ot the earth aud speaks soveral languages. Desks I Desks! Matthew's Desks. Dsixsat lfarkpUe. Ttlpbese844CortL-w(dVa VEILED LADY WARNED HIM COUNT ZBTERUAZr HEARD OF A rZOT AT A BlIDNiaill JUEETINa. ays That tho Myeterlona Lady Cava Him a letter That will Defeat the Attentat to Make Him a Scapegoat far Dreyras Asks an lavestlgatlon-Haaetaaa aa tbo scandal. Special Cat Is Dtipalth (a Tan Bra. Pamb. Nov. 10.-M. Mnthleu Dreyfus, broth er ot Cant, Alfred Dreyfus, Who is now serving a sentenco of ltfo imprisonment under conviction tor betraying Governmont secrets to Germany, has addressed a letter to Gen. Billot, Minister ot War, accusing Count Walstng Esterhazy of tbe crime of whloh Capt. Dreyfus was mado the victim. Count Estorhaxy is a retired com mandant ot tho French Irmy and It now living In Italy. The latost phaao ot tho caso of Capt. Dreyfus was the subject ot discussion at a meeting of tho Cabinet held to-day. In the course of tho debato M, Hnnotaux, Minister ot Foreign Af fairs, declared that tho document which bad been shown to Gon. Billot, Minister of War, by M. Schoeurer-Kostncr, one of tho Vloe-Presl-dents of Uie Senate-, as proving tho Innocence ot Dreyfus, wcro ot no value. Nevertheless, he emu, 4i. Aianan, jnninior or justice, wouia in vestigate tho mutter thoroughly and would also meet M. Schoourcr-Kestner nt the houso of Mathleu Dreyfus and examine such proofs as they may bo able to produce of Capt. Dreyfus's lnuoccnco and Count Estorhazy's guilt. In regard to tho allegation inndo by Mathleu Droyfus against Count Esterhazy, Gen. Billot sold in tho Chamber of Deputies this afternoon that the former would ho coinpcllod to Justify tho accusation he bad broueht airalnst Ester hazy. Count Esterhazy has written to Gen. Billot an angry protest against Mathleu Dreyfus's denunciation of him, concluding with a do mand for nn immediate military inquiry. Count Esterhazy says he was warnod three months ago of a plot to inorlmlnato him in tho Dreyfus affair. He received an anonymous letter Informing him that ho had bean chosen to serve as a scapegoat for Droyfus. Ho regarded tho declaration as absurd, but bo nevertheless communicated with Gon. Billot He afterward received another letter In the same handwriting, proposing a mooting at the Aloxander Bridge Works. Count Esterhazy went to the appointed placo at midnight and met a veiled lady, wbo descended from a car riage. Sho gave him a paper, saying: "This proves Dreyfus's guilt. I sent It to London, but I havo been thero to fetch it to you." The lady added that It was intended to brand her also, nnd that sho had been a subject of inquiry at the War OfTlco. It is asserted that this document is ot tbo most serious character, and that It will prove Count Esterhazy's salva tion and Dreyfus's damnation. MAN WHO FEARED 1IEISQ CUT UP. Itldaapped Mr. Clay la Probably a Myth earner Hay Cot Into Trouble. Special Cable Diipatch to Tns Set. London, Nov. 10. As was expected by the attaches of tho United States Embassy and tbo Bcotland Yard detectives, no traces havo been found of Henry B. Clay, who was de scribed in a note received at tbo embassy yesterday as nnAmerlcon citizen who bad been' kidnauwd and was being held a prisoner in tho house ot a physician well known in Lon don. The noto was brought to tho embassy by a man describing hlmsolf as John Garner, a schoolmaster of Harrow rood, who said that he had found It on tho Bldewalk In Harloy Btrect nnd obeyed tho request written on tho including envclopo that tho finder deliver It to tho emhussy. Tho writer declared that the phyBiclan In whoso house he was confined was an nrdent Tiviseclionlst, and bo was con vinced that his captor intended to operate upon him. The address given at tho embassy by Gar ner as his residence proves to have been fic titious, and he is believed to bo on Impostor. It Is probable that ho will bo arrested as soon as ho can bo found. The Bcotland Yard officials are much puzzled over tho mystery, especially since they received lnfqrmatlon through The Sun correspondent to-night that Clay is actually a citizen of a suburb ot Boston. Inspector Froesthad como to tho conclusion that tho matter was a hoax when he was unable to find Garner, the man who brought the note to the embassy at the addross ho bad glvon iu Harrow road. Tho first Inference was that Garner was really Clay. This was disproved by the embassy officials, who say the man was evidently an Englishman. Furthermore, after ho had told the story of the finding ot tho letter an attachd induced him to write from dictation. Tho result was an entirely different handwriting from that of tbe note. Tho detectives Investigated tho west side of Harley street and Queen Anne street, near which Garner said be picked up the note, but their efforts wero fruitless. Tbey are now further Investigating a statement In the note that the garret In which Clay says be is confined has an iron-barred window. It It true that a celebrated vlvisectloniat lives In one of tbe houses on Harley Btroet, but the detectives are uttorly incredulous ot the wholo story. RECIPROCITY NO NEARER. Ir Charles Tapper's View or air Wilfrid lAnrler'e Trip to lTastalagton. Pittsbdro, Nov. 10. Sir Charlos Tupper, ex Premier of Canada, passed through Pittsburg to night on bis way to Now York, whonco he will sail for England to-morrow. Ho has been to Vlotorla, B. C whoro ho was looking after tbe Interests of tho inlnliur syndicate of which the Duke of Tcck Is a member. At the station Blr Charles bought a copy of The Bun, and read with Intorost the artlclo headed "Sir Wil frid Going Homo." "That's correct," ho said to Tub Bun corro aDondent. "Reciprocity Is no nearer accomrj- llshmout than It was boforo Blr Wilfrid came to this country a wook.ago. I do not soo bow it can be. I don't see bow Sir Wilfrid can effect anything. His trip to Washington was tho outcome of my criticism of his speech nindii when ho announced his policy of making n treaty with hngland granting the motner country special tat lit privileges. As a mem ber of tho Opposition I pointed nut that under England's favored nation treaties Germany, Belgium, and Holland would have to bo in cluded in uny arrangement with Canada pro viding siieclal tnrlff privileges for Kngland. "Such being the oaae, the United Htates might as well bo Included, and that, I Milnk, is why Mr Wilfrid went to Washington. I would ho glad to seo a good fcollng botvteen Toronto and London and Washington, and whether I shall oppose Sir Wilfrid's policy with regard to tho Unltod States will depend upon the na ture of tho arrangements he may propare as a result of his negotiations with Washington, "Cubal Wull, 1 do not seo how Spain can suppress tbo robelllun by Captuln General Blan co s policy n contained In tho newspapers. Spain's army and funds urn exhausted, her credit I" strained. Autonomy for Cuba will not suffice. Fricdom of self-government more radical than tho plan of autonomy proposed will Imvu to bo irrnntod; for example, somo thing llko Canada's relations with Kngland, With regard to Hawaii, I don't think England and Ciinadu lire Interested sufficiently to Justl. fy Interference with tho unnuxatton plan." Factors Abandoned la tbe ConYo Wur. As another itep iu tbo coffee war the Ar buckles hat ogive up the "factor" plan and the Woolson Sulee Mills have followed their ex ample. On Jan, 1, however, and nt the end of each sixty days thereafter, the latter will for waul to wholesalers selling the Lion brand ot tofteoarebatoof IS) cents u pound. Connolnseurs reeogulie tho superiority of Dallas tine's India I'ale Ale, At leading hotels and rostaa rants. .adv. RIO DEALS IN OAS. Important Action at the Annual Hfeetlag of Ihe Hay ninte Una Company or Delaware. Wilminciton. Del.. Nor. 10,-Theannnal meet ing of tho liar Stato Gus Company of Delaware was held In Tnlon Hall In this city today. Henry II. Rogers and John C. Mooro of Now York and Ibonint M. Lawson of Boston voted Jointly 781,000 ot tho total 1,000,000 shares of tho capital stock. J. Edward Addlcks nnd the old board of directors wcro unanimously re elected. The Treasurer's statement showed (5,l!20,OOO In cash In tho treasury and a total indebtedness of only M.700. An offer from the McMIUen eyndleate ot $500,000 cash for tho company's equities In Boston was accepted. A commlltoo consisting ot Messrs. Rogers, Addlcks, nnd Rockefeller was appointed with full power to exchaneo cor tain contracts now owned by this company for stock In tho Lnltcd Gas Improvement Com pany, tho Iluffalo Gas Company, the Detroit Gas Company, the Baltlmuro Gas Company, Laclcdo Gas Cuiiipan), East Rl or Gas Company, Stan dard Gas Company and Equitable Gas Com pany, tho cntiro stock of tho Now Amsterdam Oas Company, and elcvon gas companlos In New England. It was also voted to chango ono sharo in flvo of tho present $00,000,000 capital into a guar anteed ft per cent, preferred stock and to put (8,000,000 In trust tor this purpose. KANSAS WILL TEED OUR POOR. farmers Will Rpend Thanksgiving- Killing Jack rtnbhlta to lie Rent East. Tor-KKA, Kan., Nov. 10. Thanksgiving In western Kansas will be observed this year In a practical way. Thnt cntiro country Is swarm ing with Jack rabbits, and farmers, to protoct their young orchards, aro nnxlous to gat rid of them. Several counties offer a bounty ot 3 cents a scalp on nil that are killed. Gov. Lccdy's Thanksgiving proclamation nug gested a way out, and to-day ho was lnformod that tho people In oovoral of tho Jack-rabbit counties would dovoto tho day to killing these pests, load them Into tho cars, and ship them to the poor ot Chicago and New York. Jack rabbit pot plo Is good eating, nnd in this way, west KansanB say, they can render a valuable servlco to tholr section, nnd at tho samo Umo supply many poor, hungry children In tho big cities with strength-giving food. 1118 UMBRELLA RRUUGIIT DEATH. Its Steel Rod Touched an ICleetrle Aro Light and Potter Was Hilled In.tantlr. PniLADELrniA, Nov. 10. Harry Potter, a negro, 37 jenra old, wob looking iu a storo win dow to-night at 1705 South stroet. He held an umbrella with a steel rod In It over his head. Abovo him was an elcctrlo nro light. Tho end ot tho umbrella rod touched the Iron frame of the lamp and a current ot electricity passed through his body to the iron covering ot a coal shaft In tho sldowalk, killing bim instantly. HANGED TO MAKE THEM TALK. Two Men Tortured to Force Them to Say Ther Are Guilty of Crime. Lamar, Mo., Nov. 1C Ropes drawn taut around the necks ot Bill Catterly and Bill Simp son, farmers, suspending them to a foroBt trco, wrung from their reluctant lips confessions that It was they w ho assaulted Mrs. Jacob Resh last Thursday afternoon. During tho assault carbolic acid was thrown tn her face. Sheriff Livingston and City Marshal Rice arrested the men nlno miles south of hero last night. On the road to town tbo officers were stopped by an armed mob, wbo took the prison ers to a nonr-by tree nnd strum; them up sororal times, until they confessod their guilt. Then the prisoners wore returnod to the olllcers, who took them to Jail. Mrs. Resh Is in a precarious condition, and If she dies It Is snld nothing will prevent n lynch ing. Mrs. Resh'a husnand wns at work In tho field when tho assault occurred. She fought desperately, and in the strugglo unmasked one of the men. A CELESTIAL VISITOR. A Meteor Apparently Dropa Into tbe Sea Iiear Santa llarbara. Santa Bardara, Cal., Nov. 10. Early yester day morning brilliant meteors filled tho heavens for sororal minutes. During the display a flash of dazzling light occurred, accompanied by a hlBalng sound, and those who wero looking In the direction of tho channel Baw a pyramid ap- Jiurently as largo as a mountain descending ntothosea, causing tho water to spout up like a geyser higbor than tho tallest steeple. II, Bpokcr was drivingon tho buulevard, near the beach, whon tho indoor fell. Both of his horses dropped In their tracks, b'pokor says ho thought for a tlmo ho had been fatall) injured. lie was nnublo to move or tpcak fur several minutes. A strong sulphurous odor was no ticed all along tho boulevard and in tho lower part of the city. A BIO COAL SLIDE. Thomas Decker la Carried nllb It lata tho Faasalo Itlvor. Passaic, N. J., Nov. 10. In order to accom modato an extra supply of coal, Campbell Mor roll & Co. found It necessary a few dajs ago to erect temporary bins along tho banks of a tall race at tbe point where It empties Into tbo river. To hundred tons of coal wcro stored in these temporary bins. Yesterday afternoon whllo Thomas Decker, nn employee, was levelling off tho coal at tho top of ono ot the bins tho sldo gao way. 'lho big pile began to slip, carrying Decker with It. and finally, with a roar, tho whole rlvor sldo of the blus broke and tbo coal glldrd Into tho rhcr. Decker went with It and landed In four feet ot water. Ho struggled to thn hank and escaped uninjured, but badly frightened. Nearly 100 tons of coal nro In tho wator. Tho dainago will not be more than $100. WTanamaker Would Hare Deen for Trncr. Ex-Postmnster-Gcneral John Wnnamaker, wbo arrived yesterday on tho steamship Knlser WUhelm der Grosse, said that If he had been a citizen of New York ho would bavo votod for Gen. Traoy at the recent election because Gen. Tracy represented Republicanism. He added! "If ItlBtruo that tho combined votes for Low and Tracy were more than those for Tammany, then Boruobody has a hitter pill to swallow," Cincinnati ewspaper Cbaagee. Cincinnati, Nov. 10. Thoro has bocn n chango in the Board of Directors of the Commercial Tri&unc Charles Fleiuchtuuiin, distiller, poll tlclan, and racing stable ovtuor, resigned tho Presidency to-day, und uus succeeded by A. Howard lllnkloof the American Book Company, and formerly President of the C'omwtercfuf Tribune Company. Mr. rielschuiann also re signed aa director, nnd was succeeded by his ton. Col. Julius Klelsihmann. Murat Halsteud, u stni Mmldor, formerly prin cipal owner and cdilui of tbo Ciwimnrlal and Vonwurc of (Iiizi IU und receutl) of 11 ookl)u, is here, Thero watt a rumur that he would luno chargoof lho paper, hut liu sh)h hu knows noth ing of any such arrangement A Just com pleted deal fur u blink uf e)'jr0.i0 worth uf stock by thu old 'Jrlbmir stockholders gives them tho con rolling lutiicst, Comptroller ttrkrls Urlllna Itrnrtj to Ilrslgn. CniCAOO, Nov. 10. Comptroller James II. Eckels Is in CliU ugo fur tlm purpose of acquaint ing himself with his new duties us President of the Commercial National Bank, During tho afternoon lo-ilay ho was In (onferenco ullh olll clalt of the bank, and tits "Unified his intention of consulting with somo uf thu heaviest Mink holders to duy. llo ill huuii ro.lun litB Govern ment olllce and rUuIiih tluin eutlirlr to looking after tho affairs of thu Commercial National. Ilrolhera Ntrlcken Mmultaneoiislr. Bt. Louis, Nov. HI. As the clock wns striking tho noun hour to-daj, Louis nnd Joseph Bchrcmp, brothers, wirustrlcUenwIth parnl)sls. Louis' right sldo was alfacted while the stroke affected Joseph on the left aldij ' 'Ihe brul hers are saloon keepers. When strlfKcn thoy wcro behind the bars In their rcspi-ttiiv naloons many blocks away, Louis It expected to die, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa KILLED ON THE ELEVATED. AN IRONWORKER RUN DOWN lit ' if THIRD AVENUE. j' He Tried to Crose the Trneke at Forty-secant t C Street, Instead or Taking tho Bridge Over ' I head, and Was Overhauled by a Trala f ' While Climbing Up ta tbe Opposite riatrorra. Edward Moran, an Ironworker, of 100 Perry a ttrcet, was run down nnd killed by an uptown ' Third avonuo elorntod train nt lho Forty-second J ttrcet station yesterday afternoon at 0:20 ra f o'clock. Moran was in tho employ of Con- tractor J. D. Crlmmlns, and had been working ,H during tho day on tho Bocond nvcnuo under- S ground trolley lino now In process of construe , f Mon. I According to tho stories told by tho railway men, Moran gut oft a Grand Central Station ' i train and asked tho gatcman of tho downtown ' I station which w as the uptown station. I "Across the track. Tako tho brldgo," was thl f tatomsn's reply. 1 " Oh. I guess tho traok will do me," said Mo- J ' ran, and ho Jumped from the platform. The f gatcmin called to him to como buck, but Moran i I paid no attention. V Tho uptown train which leaves the City Hall .1 station at 0:02 o'clock arrived nt Forty-second I ttroet as Moran reached tho platform of the up- , I town station. Theenglnocr wasBjlvnndcrMtr- ' i rlttand the fireman Albert Nnrvls. When tho M train was at tho southern end of the station 'M platform, Narvls saw an object on tho trach tM about sixty feet ahead. ' jM "Look out, Syl; lookout. There's a man on .lI the track I" shouted Narvls. ' M Merritt pulled tho whistle cord, opened tbo , $H emergency brake valves, and reversed his en- ' glne. The platform was crowded uithprospeo- (HI tlvo passengers, many of them w omen, who had ' ill Just arrived from the Grand Central Station. H "Jump to tbe other sldo I" "Got out of tbo iH way I" cried a dozen mon as they rushed 4 l toward Moran. The latter bad evidently lost jH his presence ot mind, for, while he had ' 'I plenty of time to leap out ot the engine's way, J'saal ho grabbed the platform guard rail, and placing H his toot on the timbers endeavored to climb up. ' ;H He had nearly swung himself out ot danger, UH when his foot slippod, and ho was left hanging 'iVm to the upper bar of the guard rail. Tho angina , was coupled to the train of llvocars head on, ( and the heavy load mado It Impossible to stop ,T before Moran was reached. ill A dozen men Jumped toward Moran, who was) H apparently helpless from fright, but Just as ona M of them had crabbed his hand tho cnnl hunker Caw of tho engine crushod him against tho t railing. Moran was rolled around until ths fir-t broak In tho guard rail, whoro passengers I enter tho trains, was reached. Thero ho dropped Jj to the track, betvtcen tho platform and tbe in- j) ncrrall. The drivers of tho onglno crushed his '! breast and skull and the wbools of tho first car 4f nnd thoso of tho forward truck of the socond IS car passed over htm, severing his left legjuso 'I? abovo the knee nnd his left arm at the shoulder. i The body w as can lod thtrty-ftve feet, and was " wedged between tho second car and tho plat- -' form before tho train como to n stop, two car -o lengths from the end of tho platform. 13 Tho body, after It had been oxtrlcntod, was ft removed to tho KBt Thirty-fifth street station. H After Engineer Merritt had completed his run f he was taken tu tho samo station, where ball h was glvon by Engine Ocspatehor Georao M. it Morrison and Engineer Charles Seeloy. Engineer K Merritt said, owing tu tho darkness, bo did i ot aeo Moran until ho was within sixty feet ot him. m Ho declares that tho man hud sufifcient time to jj escape if he had nut lost bis head aud altcmptod U to climb to tho platform over tho rail. 11 About a year ago Merrltt'a train ran over and U killed a man at Fifty-ninth stroet and Third ft avenue, but, in this instance, tho man com- ,B mlttod suicide. Ho bad been arrested for ths ' '"I- murder of his wife. In being taken to court he i'i escaped from thodetectlvoon Firts -eighth street, , nonr tho elevated road. He ran to tho Fifty-ninth 'jfr street elation and throw blmsolf In front of f Merrltt'a train. Merritt has been in tho employ J of the company for over nineteen years. Narvls has also held his post for soveral ) curs. r Patrick Walsh, Moran's stepfather, who lived I, with blm at 100 1'orry street, was unable to or- S plain why Moran should hava taken nn uptown 3 train. Ho was accustomed to riding on tho ni elevated road, and must have known that crossing tbe tracks was forbidden. In Mo- rnn's pocket was found his tlmo check for ''. festerdnv'g work on tho Second avenue trollov. X j Its brother believes ho Intended to come homo. ft and, in a fit of absentmindedness, walked to tho 'S Grand Central Station. He took tho train at tho K Bub station, and, arriving nt the Forty-second street station, bis brother believes, he becamo ' confused about tho time, misunderstood tbe Jj gateman, and, not wishing to pay another far, u w alked across tho tracks. V TEMPESTS CLOO DREMEN FLYER. B Kaiser VTIlhalm der Groeoe Drrake a Ueeorcl ft for One Day's Run Anton Hutch Hurt. S Plunging through tempotts. the North German I Lloyd steamship Kaiser WUhelm der Grosse, 5 which arrived yesterday from Bremen and Southampton, mado the oj ago from tho Needles 8 in 0 days and 58 minutes. Sho bad been scrubbed jj and painted to mako a record, nnd sho might 5 have done so If tho weather had permitted. Sho E; had bead seas and gnlcs until Monday after- F; noon, when the wind shifted to tho southward, f and what hud been a high westerly swell bo- S f came a moderate sea. Then her engineer let i her loose, and sho broke another record. It was 1 i v her own unexampled day's run of .'.ill knots. t Sho coverea 15(17 knots on tho nnutlcnl day fyi of 2t hours and about f0 minutes ending ac , noon yesterday. Her cominandor, Capt. Engel- I ban, sajB sho would hao iivernircd bettor than thlsovory day uf tho ojaKo If tho weather had b en good. Her average hourly epeed on the record day was il'-'.BOknotH. hue covered 3,035 t knots at nn average hourly speed of 'Jl. 07 knots. ', Sho wns fori cd to slow down on Friday, when sho put only 433 miles of sea astern, Kbe ' pitched a good ileal In the tumult, but her bilge j koola presented hur from rolling illsncreeably. I When tho vessel arrived at Hobokeii Anton Biisch, a brother of the bt. Louis brnn cr of that name, was taken from her to tho German Hos pital in an ambulance. Wlillo tho vessel was pitching last Sunday ho fell tu tho floor in the inn In saloon. Ills right shoulder was bruised and bo was sovcrcly injured interna!!). A pantry man wns thrown dnu u a companion- woy on Thursday, mid ono of Ills Icl-s wns brokon. Thogreat llicrdid not ship any green water, but she was badly battered by tho luftf 1 seas. ' LIEUT. PAYNE SUED FOR DIVORCE. He Was Dismissed from Ibo Army Tor Trying; tn Kill Col. rrertou In a rit or Jralouay. Lancubtkk, l'n., Nov. 10. -A dUorco pro- , ceedlng Is a eoquel ot tho attempt nf LleuU Suniuel 8. Payne, formerly of tho Fifteenth In fantry, United States Army, to kill thu cum- ., minuter of his regiment, Col, Croftnn, at Fort Sheridan, Chicago, two jiurs iko, I'njne's attack un Col. I'rofton was ranged by Jculuimy, He was tried by court martini nnd Kintcnrod to dismissal fruni tlm army, tho iiiinlihmcnl hcln Hindi' unlit on the Kniuiiil that thu Lieutenant wits tuiiipurarily derailed. Mrti. I 'a) ne, "liu li n natlto of Columbia, la this count), returned to her hoiiie, and Imluy shu entered suit iignlutt her hun'mnd fur an absolute dhoric, tiTiming him uf brutality, dninkuiinesd, thieatrnliiir her ulth hndll) burnt, reckless uso of firearms In her prcseni'o, failure tu pay his debts mid rc-mltriiiK her lliu intoler able. A coincidence; which Mrs. l'aine suit recalls Is that unothcr resident or Columbia fell fuiitnf Col. t'loflou duriuir thu InlturH cuininaud at Foit Sheridan, nnd, like l'a)iii eiiilc-reil dis missal from the limit n uiouniiufjuc. Holt Llout. Blniitun ('. Welsh, on or an ulllier lit tho war uf thu ri hellion, mpiiiii ) nam ago niinir Welsh attacked ("ol t'roftnn fur n asuus Identi cal with thoin uhp ll lire -al I tu hate Implied I'uynu, nnd, like tho latter, he was ilininlc-e I from the imtiIm' 'llii'cuurl martial in Its tin I liu; Miid that Welsh, llku Pa) lie, was intnlully uiibuluiiced. VTICA .W.'.V ;' .1 JIEAIt. A Utile Illark fellow Hhot In Ihe itoeds Arar Ian afnaoiilo Home. I'TirA, N. Y Nov. 10. Charles ("onlcy and Daniel Ileckor weicout rtbhlt hunting ) ester day afternoon, and iu tbo wuods hack of thl II Masonic Home thoy struck a trail, which they supposed was that of it big rabbit Following It ( tu a clearing, they cnino upon a black beai, II Cnnley Imiuc-dlatelr fired, "Ibo bear was Ml, ' hut scampered off Into thu wuods. t'onloy ran , utter him and emptied thu other hirrcl aa the I aniinul was climbing a. bueih trio. Thlf brought li 1 1 ii down. The bear wolghs l'i(r pounds druiscd, and hangs in Becker's market et) Bleeckcr ttrcet. I t I J.