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police CAjrriDOWN alien:
noABD APPEALS TO DISTBICX AT-
tornet oabdxsbb.
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fled Them to IJrlns; Rim to Trial-Attacks
on Ibe "Will "Me Club" Only Brantled la
Kliromnturs to Iks Officiating Blaeceato.
Inipcctor Grant reported to tho PoUoo Board
n Thursday Uiatif tor four weeks trying to get
Midence against the Wet Side Club at 80 Sixth
.renue. which Is ""M to bo a poolroom con
Juclod br "Tho" Allen, ho was obliged to report
tht he had been unsuccessful, lie had not oven
raccecdod lu getting enough evidence to obtain
a warrant, bo said, although there was not tho
slightest question about tho character of the
Vest Side Club and tho fact that Allen mi tbo
proprietor of It
The board made a few Inquiries about Allen,
learned tht there wore Ave Indictments' hann
ng over bis head In the District Attorney's
office and passed. resolution asking District
Attorney Gardiner to bring Allen to trial aa
toon as possible on eomo ono of tho Indictments.
Mr (larduicr had not received tho resolution
an to the time that ho left his ofllco yesterday
afternoon, but ho aald thnt ho would gtva tho
ostler his attention when ho was officially noti
ted what tho pollco wantod him to do.
The action of tho Police Hoard Is tho final ef
fort of tho pollco of this city to dowm o, littlo
man who has been defying them for about forty
years. During tbo past twenty years "The"
Allen has been arrested on various charges
ranging from pool soiling and bookmaklng to
assault and battery. Ho has never been con
Tided of one of tho charges against him and
his seldom spont more than a night or two In
tall as a result of any of the arrests.
All through tho administration of Mayor
strong, when It was announced that there
wssn't a poolroom in tho city, "Tho" AUen's
West Sldo Club wont merrily on. Whothor It
was a poolroom or not no ono but tho members
and Allen can tell. The pollco raided It several
times ns such, although they never got any evi
dence to show that they were right. They in
sist that it has been a poolroom for years, how
ever, and that betting on tho races still goes on
there.
The indictments which the Police Board has
asked District Attorney Gardiner to bring Allen
to trial on are all for poolselllng and book
making. Two of them aro Indictments against
Allen alone; tho other three against Allen and
his assistants. They were returned at various
times between 1801 and 1807. Allen's lawyer
has repeatedly requested that tho Indictments
bo tried or dismissed, but to no purpose. Allen
himself saya that tho District Attorney's ofllco
docn t dare to try him on any ono of the ln
dlctmcnts, becauso It hasn't tho slightest evi
dence against him and knows It can't procure a
conviction.
Tho West Side Club formerly had headquar
ters In West Hrondway. &omo tlmo ago It
moved to 80 Sixth avenue, where U has tho
whole first floor. Thcro is n rear room, which
Is always tlnhtly closed nnd which Is shut off
from tho front room by folding doors. There is
aa entrance to It from the hall by a door marked
"Dramatic Agency," but this door Is kept
lockod. Tho pollco feci sure that If thoy could
Set into that back room they could get tho evl
encc they want. So far, howovor, they have
been unable to got Into tho back room.
In the front room aro a huffet, a stovo, a card
table, nnd somo chairs. There Is a blackboard
on tho wall containing club announcements, and
that Is all. Thcro is a small hull room In front,
too. It contains a desk, nnd Allen calls this
bis office , .....
Inspector Grant sent policemen to the club to
try to make bets on tho races, but they couldn't
get in. Then ho bent sovcral pollccmon to the
club with orders to break In if thoy had to.
They didn't havoto. Allen welcomed them
cordially to tho front clubroom when thoy
came, offered them cigars, and osbured them
that he w as very glad to sco them. The police
men were under orders to hang nround nnd
see that no betting went on. Tho Inspector
hoped to break up tho supposed poolsclllng by
keeping his men on tho premises. The echcnio
was n failure, for, when Allen got tired of hav
ing tho policemen around ho rose nnd address
ing his customers, said: ,
"(jenUenicn. there Is a meeting of the club
called for this affcrrioon. '-I movo that WO go
Into executive session."
7Z.1 ho motion w sb Eccondcd and carried, and be
fore the astonished policemen realized wbat bad
hnpponcd, Allen nnd his fellow club members
had retired to tho roar room. They didn't
como back, cither, anil nt dusk the policemen
retired for further orders.
For nearly a week this sort of thing went on
evry afternoon. Tho policemen hnd no right
to break into the back room, nnd it Is doubtful
It they could have had they tried. Finally ono
afternoon Inspector Grant took twenty-seven
policemen to the West Sldo Club. Ho posted
them in front of tho door. In the halls. In Allen's
office, and In the front rooms. Tho policemen
In front of tho door had orders to toil nil who
sought admittance that the placo was under po
llco sunclllanco. They obeyed, but each per
son, on receiving that information, went on up
stairs. At the usual tlmo Allen lundo his mo
tion nbotit going Into ovecutlvo session, and
then ho and his friends walked out and locked
themsches In tho rear room.
Lnto In December Inxncctor Grant got hold
of.a man nan. ml James JlcMorrow of t!)i King
street. McMorrow said that he had raado it
bet In the West Sldo Club and hnd won, but
that Allen had refused to pay tho bet. An ef
fort to got a warrant on Mclforrow's testimony
was unsuccessful. Magistrate Ilrann said that
tho c Ulenco was insulllclcnt and didn't tend In
any way to show that Allen was conducting a
poolroom.
Inspector Orant sent n policeman named
Klely nround to the club on Jan. 10. Allen w as
retting a ll'tlo tired of hai Ing tho pollco around,
and when Klclv canio in ha ordered him logo
out. Klcly looked at Allen, who Is a little man
about 05 years of age, smiled, nnd declined to
go. The next moment ho wasBorry. Allen,
who Is a rough-and-tumble tighter, went at him
like a cyclone. Ho literally pitched tbo police
man out Into tho ball and then kicked him
opwnstalrs Into tbo street. Once outsldo bo be
come verr polite.
"'Now I hupposo you want to"nrrest me," ho
said. "Well, I'm ready to go with yon."
Tbo policeman did arrest him, unt Magis
trate Rudllch discharged him, holding that
Allen hud act rd entirely within his rights in
throwing tho bluccoat out. The policeman, ho
fald, had no legal right on tho premises after
ne had been ordered off.
After ono or two other ineffectual attempts to
get some cvldcnco ngatnst Allen, Inspector
Orant reported to Chief McCullagh that ho
could do no more. Tho Chief In turn mado
tho report to tho board and the resolution men
tioned nbovo followed.
Iho Indictments against Allen which are now
""nying mer bis head were found on Sept, 10,
JEHi' -""A'.31' 1805i Jnn- 3- 18ai April HO,
,' anA Vlv' lu-1807- Tuey aro all for pool
flung anil booknmklng at tne various places
tnc "est Sldo Club has occupied since Its or
ganisation. These places are HO Bloecker
f tre et and 513 and 640 West Uroadw ay. Each
i?i.i"Icnl lltts h08" '" tho hands ofAssIsUnt
District Alton ey Osborne and ex-Assistant DIs
Jrlil Attorney Mitchell nnd has been returned by
teem to the chief clerk, who has pigeonholed
them. On ono of tho.lndictments Peter Do lacy
IPSWbs liondsninu.
. 1 1 e A,lcn V" born ln the old Ninth ward,
and began earning his own living at tho ago of
ini I. ,no'Hc1 '" " butcher shop owned by
rili.'i?.0' "','? was afterward murdsred by
urn linker. He served ln tho civil war. and
was a Lieutenant of tho Twenty-fit til New York
?Iu.1te?r" " hen boiiorablr discharged.
In tho lute seventies, whllo Alien was showing
ft,.!0"" ,0 " Mend of his, Kdward Malloy,
' "'weapon went off and killed Malloy. Allen
h.,?c . rKcd. V, lth murder, but there ws no evl
mr ''""os'sln the charge and he reratned his
liSft I i".b,or,ly "''"ward. In 1 802 Allen had n
r??... th. ".". HMIa gambler named Carrora.
J-arrcra stabbed blm several times with nn lco
?,'?; "JldorI, long tlmo Allen's Ufa was de
analrcrtof. Ha llnnlly recovered and since that
drTn ".'J?'1 ou,1 Pf. harroom brawls. Ho never
Brinks and is quiet ln demeanor.
noX'T JiOJtltT liON'T WOKBT.
"t Aik Any Man's wire tr Women Worry
Ml ore Ttann Hen Ho.
To a largo audience at tho Teachers' College
a Mornlncsido Heights yesterday afternoon
rof. William James of the chair of Psychology
In Harvard delivered a lecture on "Tho Gospel
of Relaxation," which was moro like a sermon,
having for lis text "Don't hurry and don't
"orrj. Americans, as a race, are on a con
stant strain, Iho speaker sold. He bad this
tailed to his aiUjntlou first by an eminent
toCChlo!:I'rofc"or' wl, "hllo in tbts country said
Toi',y?.!Lreop,0i havS ,0 mucl expression In
your ruccsoier hero.
wiJl?.!'20,,.!,P. ht work, Prof. James said,
Jlan ." rk nJUl,l' tt"(l no' "t high pressure.
whicTi'Mi'i" uu"a worry ,n 80C,Bl Intercourse,
his i..!,"W b recreation. He also warned
and f?!.b ilnst niorbid moral fretfulness
iiron. ,Va.p,:l"on'. Woinen.be said, are more
Iga hii'V "lc" to "orry. ln conclusion ho
tdelr ,t.?,if'earcra. omo good advice relative to
eiain?nUi't8' Btt Ing that they should go Into an
roino. Uon ner'c"'y '"0 of care as to tho out
heVai!i"iil,ood ?' "laxatlou Is hard to acquire."
somo 1' ' c?ne'uslon. " Evon now, I doubt not,
her miHr 1,carer ,s sternly resolving to relax
durM ln.d'PomIterwhat tho cost.'' which prc
ith3i.f.u?,t .of -PPreclotlva laughter, not
without a note ef surprised confession in 1U
AZZ DANItVRT BBJOXCZD.
i -
lawsuit of rar-Rrarklast InpoMsmeo eola
In tbo Clti'o FaTar.
DaNnurtT, Conn., Jan, 28. Flags were flying
from tho publlo buildings ln this elty to-day
and were displayed upon private residences bo
cause the city of Danbury has won a remarkablo
lawsuit. Four years ago George Morgan, a
mill owner, was ono of several persons who
brought suit against tbo city of Danbury bo
causo the city's sewage polluted tbo stream
which supplied water for his mill. Moro than
100 other suits followed. Moat of them were
brought by farmers, who declared that the sow
ago overflowed upon their lands. Tho result
wan that tho city spent nearly half a million
dollars In building sewors and a sewage dis
posal plant, besides paying thousands of dollars
to the damaged parties.
Farmers for twenty miles down the stream
banded together and hired counsel to sue Dan
bury. It was discovered thnt wells 100 yards
from the stream and ten miles from tho city
had been mined by the polluted water. Dairies
beoame worthless suddenly, because tho cows
had to eat tho grass which had been watered
whllo growing in the meadows by tho polluted
stream. Bulls for lmmonso sums wsre com
promised by the payment of a fraction of tho
original claims, because the citybecamo tired
of paying counsel feos to defend the cases.
Yesterday tho trial of another of Mr. Morgan a
suite was begun. The city. In taxing tho sow
ago from the stream, had lowered tho water ln
the stream. Mr. Morgan asserted that tho
water In tho reservoirs. If unrestialnod, would
oventuolly find Its way to his mltidam. Ho
naked that tho city might bo enjoined from
putting tho water Into lis reservoirs and empty
ing It into Its sewago disposal beds. Hod ho
won the snlt tho city would have been practi
cally ruined, for all of the farmers would havo
brought similar suits. Tho city would have
been deprived of Its water supply. Artesian
wells to supply 20,000 people would have been
tho only recourse. To-day Judge Robinson non
suited tho case, and the city joined In an Im
promptu celebration. Tho case Is said to be the
only one of tho kind ever decided ln the United
States.
DJI. BAIZES irrzi. PAT MBS. JllfArP.
no Cantosaeo Judgment In tier Salt for Eaan
or ao.ooo.
OiuftOE, N. J.. Jan. 28. Tho suit to recover
$3,000, brought by Mrs. Mary E. Knapp, a
wealthy widow of East Orange, against Dr.
George llayles of Orange, has beon settled by
Dr. Bayles confessing judgment. Mrs, Knnpp
Is the widow of Frederick Knapp, who built up
a large seotlon of East Orange. Dr. Bayles Is a
member of the medical staff at tho Orange Me
morial Hospital and was formerly President of
the Orange Board of Education. Hlswlfo, who
has been prominent for a number of years In the
management of tho Memorial Hospital, resigned
her place of Assistant Secretary at tho annual
meeting two wcoks ago.
Mrs. Knapp sued to recover 83,000 loaned to
Dr. Bayles from her private funds whllo ber
husband waa alive, eight years ago. The loan
was to have been strictly confidential, but with
out the knowledge of either Mrs. Knapp or Dr.
Uaylesat tho tlmo, the transaction was known
by a friend of Mr. Knapp, who called at tho tlmo
and overheard the conversation between Mrs.
Knapp and Dr. Bayles from on adjoining room.
Because of the friendship between the two fam
lies and the confidential nature of the transac
tion, no note or ntber guarantee was given for
Iho loan, although Dr. Bayles had promised to
give Mrs. Knapp collateral security.
Mrs. Knapp says thut Dr. Bayles paid Interest
on tbo loan for two years, but after that tlmo
she was unablo to get anything from htm what
ever. The suit was begun about a year ago by
lll.iko tc Howe, as counsel for Mrs. Knapp. At
the time the suit was started and until a few
weeks ago Dr. Bayles persistently denied all
knowledge of the transaction and declared that
ho had never borrowod any money from Mrs.
Knapp. Dr. Bayles refused to discuss the case
to-day, saying that It was now settled and tbero
waa no need of further controversy. The judg
ment, with Interest and costs, amounts to
$3,025.80.
her $ss aowx didx't jfit.
So Jastlee McKean Decided After Mrs. TOaW
lentteln Had Pot It On.
Jacob J. Wollensteln, a woolen merchant at
47 Worth street, who lives at 140 West 118th
street, was sued for 55 In the Yorkvllle Civil
Court yesterday by Blum & Rubenoff, women's
tailors. In Lexington avenue, near Fifty-eighth
street. Tho suit was for tho payment of a gown
made by the plaintiffs for tho defendant's wife
last Doccniber, and for which ahe reuscd to pay.
Mrs. Wallensteln, who was ln court, admitted
that the tailoring Arm had made tho dross. It
didn't tit and that's wby her husband wouldn't
pny for It. She said she had sent it back six
times to he altered, but they couldn't fix it up.
"Tho best way to settle this Is for me .to see
tho costume on you," said Justice McKcnn, who
was on tne bench. " I've had a little experience
mysolf with femalo wearing apparel."
' I havo it here, but I'll have to go home to
put It on," said Mrs. Wallensteln blushing.
"Not so." replied tho Justice, nnd he sent her
to his private room with a court ofllcer outside
tbo door to stand guard whllo gho donned the
dress.
When she returned to the court room the Jus
tice put on bis glasses and survevod her with
tho air of a pas) master at tailoring.
"Humph! negrunted. "It Is a poor fit. The
cloak is drawn too tightly on one sldo and
bags"
"But It Isn't a cloak, your Honor," Inter
ruptedMrs. Wallensteln. "It's a Jacket."
'Oh, to bo euro a Jacket," ho repeated. "It
bags on one sldo and seems to pinch you about
the shoulders. Now. the waist Is much worse
It Is too too well, it Is a poor fit, as anyone
can sec."
And with that be decided tho case in favor of
the defendant.
BOBBED cniCKEXS' OBAVES.
Jaba Ross Causht In the Act or Disinterring
Somo Poultry.
John Ross of 245 Communlpaw avenue, Jer
sey City, was arraigned in the First Criminal
Court yesterday morning on a technical charge
of potty larceny. The examination developed
tho fact that Itoss and some others have been
engaged In an Industry which, while profitable,
was very dangerous to health. In the car loads
of poultry which arrlvo at the Central Railroad
yards everyday there are always somo doad
fowl. Tho employees dig a hole In the
f round and bury thocnrcnsscs. For somo time
t has been noticed thnt robbers havo been de
spoiling tbe chickens' graves nnd carrying off
tne carcasses. Special Detective O'Brien kept
watcb, and on Thursday bo saw Ross and a
woman disinterring tho fowl which had been
hurled that morning. Tho detective arrested
Ross, but tho woman escaped. Ross admitted
that he dug up tbe dead fowl, dressed It, and
sold It to Italians. He said ho did not know
that he was doing anytblug wrong. Judge
Nevln lined him 010 for petty larceny. The
Health Departmout will makoon Investigation
with a vluw of prosecuting Ross and others,
robbers of chicken graveyards.
TJIOLZET FRANCHISES BOVOBT UP,
The Pirns Syndicate lo Build Lines late West.
cheater Count;.
Tbo syndicate of which P. H. Flynn of Brook
lyn and W. A. Boland of this city are the heads,
and which built tbe Nassau Electrlo trolley
lines in Brooklyn, has secured control of tbe
rights of the People's Traction Company and
tbo Westchester and Connecticut Traction Com
pany to build trolley roads in that part of this
city cost and north of tbo territory now served
by tbe Union Railway Company, and running
out to Mount Vernon and New Rocbelle,
It was declared yesterday tbat tbe work of
building these roads would be begun In May.
At a special meotlng of tbe two companies held
esterciuy W. A, Bolaud was eleoted President
of each company, Silas B. Datchor Vice-President,
and I'rod V. Cochou Secretary and Treas
urer. Among the directors nro John McCarthy,
Joseph Whlto, and M. J. Kennedy.
Mr. r'lynn said yesterday tbat tbe companies
had the franchises to build forty miles of road,
and tbat tbey should proceed lodo this In tho
best possible manner. Work", be said, would bo
begun first upon tbe lino lending out to Mount
Vernon on tbe Boston road.
END OP BVBANT BXVOBOB CASE.
Court OIth Neither Party nailer nnd Puts
Coals on the llusuund.
The report of Lewis Cass Ledyard as referee,
dismissing the action of William West Durant
tor an absolute divorce from his wife, Janet, as
well as her counterclaim for a limited divorce,
and putting all costs upon Mr. Durant, has been
afllrmed by Justice Pryor of the Supreme Court,
who ordered tbat all tbe papers In the case, with
tho exception of tbo decree, be sealed. The costs
amount to 5,li50.
Durant accused his wife of Intimacy with Dr.
Frank Richardson Pratt, who bad nttondvd her
as a physician In different places In tho Adlron
dacks, where she bad resided. Thowlfo set up
a counterclaim for separation, alleging various
acts of cruelty,
Killed uy m Frols lit Train,
A man, supposed to be Robert Dan of 108
First avenue, was run over und killed last night
at Thirty-third street and Eloventb avenue by a
New York Central freight train. Naturaliza
tion papers In bis pocket revealed bis apparent
identity. The polios oould not learn whether
the death resulted from accident or salcida,
!
WHAT M'CUIUGII WANTS.
TfEfT POtilOB HEADQUARTERS TOR
A. STARTER.
Many Now Police Mullens Hero and In Brook
Ijn More Pollremrn Blntlonary PoaU"
Detective Borean Should Bo Reorganised
and Mounted Potloemon Taught lo Ridel
The Police Commissioners made publlo yes
terday a report on the needs of the department,
in which Chlof McCullagh pleads for a new Cen
tral Office building. The present one, he says,
is wholly Inadequate for an army ot 7,000 men.
It was built when tho police force numbered
only 2,000. He suggests that it bo rebuilt and
made to houso a drill room and armory as well
osUhe executtvo and the Commissioners' offices.
In the new building the top floor would be do
votod to the telegraph service, which is now
in the basement ln vory poor quarters.
The station housos of tho old city are, with
few exceptions, unfit for use, according to the
Chief. He singles out those In Madison street,
Delancey street. West Twentieth, and East
Thirty-fifth streets as instances of unfltness,and
in the Bronx, the Hlghbridge, Morrisania, Kings
bridge, Westchester, and 'Wakefield stations.
New houses should take their place. In West
chester fifty-six now horses are Imperatively
neoded for an lncreaso of the mounted squad.
Brooklyn needs BOO additional men after the
100 vacancies ln the force are filled, and new
station houses ln the Second, Fifth, Sixth,
Twenty-sixth, Twenty-seventh, Twenty-eighth,
Twenty-ninth, and Thirtieth preclnots. Hunt
er's I'otnt also needs a new station house.
The six precinct stations in the borough of
Queens the Chief would locate at Astoria, Hunt
er's Point, Newtown, Flushing, Jamaica, and Far
Rookaway, with sub-stations at Woodstde,
College Point, Wbltestone, Baystde, Douglas-
ton, luenmona mil, Arverno, and Kockaway
Beach, To man them ho needs six Captains,
thirty Sergeants, twenty roundsmen, 500 pa
trolmen, and ISO horses. For Richmond ho
wants two Captains, six Sergcants.ten rounds
men, and 120 patrolmen ln addition to tho
fifty-seven men who now do pollco duty there
Tho brldgo police he would reorganise on the
precinct plan,.with four Sergeants and four
roundsmen.
Tbe station house in Washington street,
Brooklyn, has got to go. Tho Chief says that It
is "absolutely unfit" for use. He found seven In
capacitated patrolmen on tho brldgo force,
mainly from exposure, and recommends that
they bo got rid of promptly.
ilfty moro park poltiemon, chiefly mounted
men, are wanted for tbo Bronx parks and sub
ntatlons in Crotona nnd Pelham Bay Park. Tho
whole force Is to wear bluo and brass. Tho
sparrow-gray must go.
The bicycle force Is commended. The Chief
wants It extended wherever It can be of urc. Ot
the mounted squad he says, probably to the sur
prise of many who havo admired the horses and
men at the Horeo Shows, tbat "there uro hut
few mounted mon In the service who thoroughly
understand how to ride or to takoproper care
of their horses and equipments. This is bo
rauso thov have never boen properly drilled nnd
Instructed In their duties." llo wants a school
of Instruction for them where they ran catch up.
Tho Chiefs plan for reorganizing the de
tective force contemplates ousting tbo "ward
men" and concentrating power and responsi
bility In Headquarters. Fifty detective ser
geants and an many plain detectives are to bo
placod there, and In etch precinct tbreo who
are to be directed from Headqunrtera. Mr. Mo
Cullagh makos n plea for his pet schemo of
"atatlonnry posts" sidewalk telephone boxes
with a poDcoman ln each as a beginning of an
offectlvo signal syBtem. Four hundred such
boxes on Manhattan Island would cost only
130,000, which Is about one-sixth of the ex
pense of any other signal system offered, and
would more effectively police the city.
rtTho Broadway squad was dispersed by Conlln.
lie broke up its separate organization and dis
tributed tho mon among the precincts abutting
on thclr'Broadway posts. They are members
of these precincts. Mr. McCullagh would re
store .their autonomy in a measure. They
are to have tbelr own roundsmen ln future.
This much he will do on bis own hand. Ho sug
gests that six-footers are tho proper thing for
dangerous crossings, and that It would bo a
good thing to pick them for nil such ln every
borough, since there are enough big men on the
farce. To make sure of thin he has sent ont to
have all six-footers on tbe force report to him at
once.
ZTABTEXS RESTORED TO BUTT.
Re Takes Command at tllnssbrldce Dopes to
CieE Baek Ilia LoaVPnr.
Capt. Frederick W. Martens, who was sus
pended for a month by tbe old Police Board for
letting policy flourish in his precinct, and whose
hopes of being put back by tbe new board were
thwarted, put on his shield again last night and
took chargo of the Klngsbridge squad. Ho was
transferred during his suspension from East
Thirty-flftb street.
The Captain was required to report at Head
quarters every day during bis suspension, and
thinks that on this ground he can sue for his
month's lost pay and get It.
BOXXEB REMAINS FIRE CHIEF.
ot Orer the Entire Clly Dale Desntr Old
Borough Grades Abolished.
Fire Commissioner John J. Scannell yesterday
Issued his first general order since he has been
ot tho bead of the department.
Tbe order abolishes tho following ranks In the
boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens: Chief engi
neer; ln tbe borough of Brooklyn, assistant chief
engineers, district engineers, inspectors and
stokers, and establishes the following ranks and
grado: Chief ot deportment, deputy chief of de
partment, chiefs of battalion, captains of com
panies, lieutenants or assistant foremen, engi
neers of steamers and firemen of tbo first,
second, third nnd fourth gradee. The Commis
sioner mado tbo following assignments:
Hugh Bonner, Cblef of tho department of the
city of Nework, comprising tho boroughs of
Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Rich
mond. James Dale, deputy chief of tbe department,
to command Fire Department of the boroughs
of Brooklyn and Queens.
Sixteen of tbe men appointed a month ago
were taken flora tho school ot Instruction and
made members of tho uniformed force.
$3 ,7 SB, 080 APPROPRIATED.
Board of Ball ate Makes a Resinning or Hand.
Inar'Itound the Cask.
The Board ot Estimate finished yesterday the
work of considering tho provisional estimates
for 1808. Two hours wore then spent ln exec
utive session, and the reports of Comptroller
Coler on several ot the estimates were discussed
nt longtb. In the open session which followed,
tbeso amounts were finally fixed and appropri
ated for the purposes named:
Aikfdor. Mlou-M.
City Court 118,&00 S11S.600
President Borough of Manhat
tan 80,000 11,100
Trraldent llorouiu of Brook
lyn 14.350 11,100
l'realdiut Uuroufb of Bronx. 30.880 11,100
resfceot Borough ofQneena. 17,000 7,000
l'realdent Borough oi Rich
mond 7,000
City Magistrate's Court, First
Division 168.700 1,700
RagUttr'a ofllco 14V.000 Kv.tOO
County Clerk I0,h80 ieo,U30
Biierur loo.oaa lso.esv
Court ot SprcUl Bosilrna,
First Division 70,100 70,100
Court ot optelal Sessions,
second Division 011,038 01,208
Suprarae Court. First Depart
ment 701,700 701,700
Supreme Court, Second De
partment 176.800 176,8A0
Court of UaneralHaialona,.,. 881,000 8U1,S00
Court of General sessions
Library A.000 0,000
Surrogate Now York county. 147,800 147,800
Harrogate Klrmcounty 60,840 44,400
Burrogatn lUohmond county, ll.UUO 11,800
Cnmmlutonrriot Accounts,. 100,000 100,000
District Attorney Klcbmond
county 18,000 D.BOO
Civil Herrlce Hoard 80,000 80,000
Board of Assessors 44,900 87,000
CltyRcoord 354,000 008,000
Totals S.',U78,!i3S (8,760,080
Tbe amounts so appropriated will be passed
directly to tho credit ot the various depart
ments named, without tbe Intervention of tho
Municipal Assembly. In all succeeding venrs
tbe budget must bo approved by the Municipal
Assembly,
TO CELEBRATE NEW TORK'.H BIBTH.
A Klretlns" to lie Held on Monday lo Plan an
Ouaervauee or Charier Pas" on Mar 4.
A meeting is to be held at the Fifth Avenue
Hotel next Monday at 4 P. M, to plan a cele
bration to mark tho birth of the present city of
New York and to begin on Wednesday, Mny 4,
next, " Charter Day." It Is proposed to organlzo
tbe celebration on a scale calculated to attract
visitors from overy part of the United States,
to have military and clrlo displays, and to
secure tbenttcmlanco of the President, the Gov
ernors of all tbe States, and tbo Mayors ot the
chief cities.
Among those who have signed the call for the
meeting arc ex-flov. Flower. LieuL-Oov. Wood
ruff, John D. Crlmmlus. Justice Truax, Col.
Frederick D. Orant. Isaac N. Bella-man, William
Berri, George Ehret. Charles L-Quy, .Beaver
p?& WlllTatnCuUen Knt V. Ixary,
and Robert B. RooisTtU.
DOCK BOARD CONSIDERS BROOKZTX,
And Adaaealahee a Cootraelar Who Collected
ISO Wbarfagr.
Contractor Hood, who has the job of building
tho recreation pier at tho foot of Eoit Twenty
fourth street, was summoned before tho Dock
Board yesterday on a charge ot having received
8)150 for wharfage from tho Cataklll line. Mr,
Hood admitted that ho had received the money,
but ho said he thought he was entitled to it on
account of tho expense Incurred by reason of
his allowing the boats to tie up at thnt dock.
"Don't you know that your action was en
tirely illogil and might properly be called by a
very hard name I" askod President Cram. Mr.
Hood said ho didn't, Mr. Cram said the contract
or's lgnoronco of tbe law was not a valid ex
cuse, but that tho chargo would bo dropped if
he would turn in to tbe city the $150 oollocted
by him. Mr. Hood promised to turn in the
money ntonco. . ..,.. . .
A committee from tho Social Reform Olub
asked tbo board to establish a recreation pier at
tho foot of Pike street. They said that the neigh
borhood was a particularly turbulent ono. and
tbat a recreation pier was Just wbat the Inhabi
tants neoded. Tbe board.promlsed to look Into
the matter. ....
Apotltlonwns received asking thnt a pier be
built between Forty-third nnd Forty-fourth
streets. South Brooklyn. President Cram said
tbat it was a much needed improvement, hut he
did not think tho board had any monoy for it.
There is nn unexpended balance of f 80.000 from
the funds raised for the Improvement of tho
Wallabout Basin, and tbo board decided to ask
tbe Corporation Counsel If It could bo used.
William Talt. John J. White. Patrlok Hon
nessy, Peter Wooloy, nnd Jaraoa It, Powors wore
appointed dock masters nt $1,300 n year.
Charles Clark, a dock builder, who was removed
by tho old board, was reinstated, and Charles
Davis, an assistant engineer, who roslgncd
about four months ago, was reappointed.
BOBOUOU OF BROOB.ZXX.
Dsmoerals Pleased Over Crorge A. Russell's
Appointment to tbe Election Bureau.
The appointment of George A. Russell as
Deputy Superintendent of tho Election Bureau
in the borough of Brooklyn has been especially
gratifying to tbo Democratlo leaders. Mr. Rus
sell is tho Democratlo manager ln tho Second
Assembly district, and has always boon in close
touch with the Wllloughby street machine. He
has served ns Supervisor of the Fourth ward
and also as Election Commissioner. It is under
stood thattho minor places In the office will be
distributed on non-partisan lines.
John A. Jennings has been appointed assistant
chief clerk of tbo borough Health Department
by Sanitary Superintendent Black at a salary of
$2,500 n year.
Coroner Berger has removed Samuel Praao as
stenographer ln the ofllco, and Andrew E. Col
vin, a Domocrnt ot tbe Second Assembly district,
is slated for tbe place.
Tho sovon Brooklyn Pollco Justices, who will
be knnwn after Fob. lea City Magistrates, met
yesterday, and selected Justice Lemon of tho
Ewen Street Court as the presiding Magistrate
and Charles B. Coatos, chief clorkln tho Myrtle
Avenuo Court, ns Secretarv, at a salary of
83,000. All the Justices, with tho exception ot
Justice Steers of tbo FlatbuBb Court, nro Repub
licans, and there has been n strongnpprehcnslon
for several days that Mayor Van Wyck was
contemplating their removal. They have all
made a combination for a stubborn resistance if
such action bo taken.
ZATTTER ISRAEL'S DUCKING.
He Palls Off a Stolen Island Pier Arreatod for
Attempted Suicide,
Abraham Israel, 30 years old, a lawyer who
Urea at 43 East Sixty-first street. Is In Smith's
Infirmary at Stapleton, S, I., with a police ofllcer
on guard over him. Ho took a plunge Into the
bay at Bechtel's Basin, from the pier ot tho
Bechtel Browing Company, about noon yester
day, and witnesses declare that he jumped ln
with intent to commit suicide. He was rescued
by tbo crew of tbe fishing Bmack Steven Wlslle,
which lay at tho pier, and was removed under
arrest to the Infirmary. He denied that he had
attempted snlclde and said that looking at
tho water bad made blm so dizzy that he
fell oft the pier. Ho refused to tell w hat ho was
doing on Staten Island. At tbe infirmary it was
said that Mr. Israel bad recovered from tbe
shock of his cold batb. Mr. Sutro of tbo firm of
Sutro, Scholle&Co.. bankers, of 30Broad street,
was seen at tbo Infirmary, and eald that there
was nothing ln tbo charge of suicide. Mr. Israel
had come to Stapleton. he said, on some private
business for his firm having to do with a pro
posed new rapid transit scheme.
At Mr. Israel's ofllco. 30 Broad street. It was
said that ho bad been there for a short time, and
left about half past 10 yesterday morning. Mr.
Israel's wifo visited blm in tbe afternoon and
said oho know nothing of bis mishap until ehe
read of It In an afternoon paper.
Mr. Israel will be held to appear to-day. If the
doctor permits It. before Justice Kullman, nnd
his friends say ho will have no trouble In dis
proving tho chargo of attempting suicide.
BROKER RICHARDSON ACCUSED.
Tarrant Co., Drnctlata, Charrn Him with
Mlaopproprtallna Ofion.
William K. Richardson, a broker at 84 Pine
street, was nccused of graud larceny when
arraigned in Centra Street Court yesterday.
Tho complainant was William C. Alien, treas
urer of Tarrant & Co., wbolesalo druggists at
282 Greenwich street. Detective O'Connor of
the court squad arrested Richardson on a war
rant Issued two days ago by Mnglstrato Deuel.
In his complaint Allen alleged thnt Richard
son had had chargo of placing the fire Insurance
carried by Tarrant & Co., and tbat he held ln
their name thlrty-flvo policies, aggregating
$00,000. Allen swore thnt on Oct. 15 last he
gave to Richardson a check for $868.80 to be
paid as premiums on the policies. Ho alleged
that Richardson had not applied tho monev
toward tho paymont of tbe prrmlums, but had
instead appropriated It to his own use and bad
surrendered tbe policies, which hnd boen can
celled by tho company. As a result, the com
pany had been not only loser to tho extent of
$S(J9.89, but had been without protection against
fire.
Richardson was represented bv Justice O'Gor
man of tho Tenth District Civil Court. Ho
pleaded not guilty, and, on tho advice of his
counsel, refused to talk for publication. Justlcn
O'Gormnn beggod Mnglstrato Deuel to paroln
Richardson In his custody and the Magistrate
consented, fixing Feb. 4 as tho date for tho
hearing.
Richardson Is 20 years old and lives at Atlan
tic Highlands. He Is married.
EXULTED TOO ttOOtT.
Luplcha lt Co Oace, but Soon Locked TJ In
tho Tombs Again.
The indictment against Nlcolo I.uplcka, 13
Bowery, was dismissed in tho General Sessions
yesterday because subpoena servers swore that
they could not. find tbo complaining witness,
Plotro Oovlno, barber. Govlno had accused
Lupicka of stabbing blm.
Two hours af tor iho enso had been disposed of,
Govlno, tbo complaining witness, walked Into
tbe courtroom and told Judgo McMahonthat
I.uplcka bad come to his barber shop nt 183
Worth street and said, "Now I got tbe best of
you; I just got out of tbat trouble very easy."
lie tantalized tbe barber In coveral other ways,
and. accordlug to Oovlno's story, sold ho would
stab blm again the flm chance he got.
Judge McMnhon neked Govlno why hedldn't
turn up to prosecute Lupicka. Govlno said he
did not know that tbo case Was to como up.
I.uplcka was rearrested and committed to tbe
Tombs.
EXCISE INSTRUCTIONS NEEDED.
The Mings Csnnlr brand Jury Wants Tbcm
Prlntrd Tor the Police.
The Kings County Grand Jury handed down
this presentment yesterday In reforence to tbe
enforcement of the Raines excise law: "That
tho Police Commissioners should have special
Instructions printed and distributed among tbe
police ofllcors and tho men stating explicitly
what legal evldenco it la ncctssarytobave for tbo
arrest and conviction of persona charged with
violations ot the excise laws, that violators may
bo promptly and properly punished, the dignity
of tbo law upheld, and tho time of Judges,
juries, policemen, and witnesses may not bo
wasted on account of arrests and charges sup
ported only by flimsy evidence, whereby tbe ad
ministration ot justice Is turned into an expen
sive farce,"
A Collision In the Brie Itallraad Yards.
A collision occurred at 7:15 A. M. yesterday
on the Erie Railroad, near tho Jersey City tor
minus. A Northern Railroad psssenger train,
which was approaching tho dopot at a moderate
rate ot epeod, collided with Krlo Hallway engine
400, which was hacking out of the yard logo to
tho turntable. The block signal bad beeu set
and Engineer John Siilllvau of the passenger
train saw i and applied the airbrakes, but they
failed to work. Tbu locomotive crashed into
tbe tender of engine 4U0, which was In i,bargo
or EDglncer Beers, and damaged it, Tho pilot
and forward part of tho passenger locomotive
were also damaged. Tbe passengers were shaken
up considerably and were somewhat alarmed,
butnoone was Injured. Trafflo waa blocked for
about an hour.
Ktiiiid
-IIGHEK PERSONAL TAXES.
ASSESSMENTS APPEAR TO DATE
BEEN RAISED AZZ AROUND.
Many Cllluns Uotllng Tax Xotleeo Who
Never Cat Any Btrort-Sew Vork Clly
Alwayo Led tbo Proeeaalon In Lerilng
and Collecting Perianal Tax, Anrwny.
As tho work of sending out tho notices for
personal taxes proceeds tho fact that enormous
increases In'the assessment ot porsonnlty were
made by Mayor Strong's Doputy Tax Commis
sioners becomes more and moro apparent. Tho
lists aro arranged nlphnbotlcally and only a
few letters have been exhausted thus far, but
nearly every taxpayer who has recolred a no
tice has found that his porsonalty is assessed
from 10 to 100 per cont higher than It was.
No doflntto Information concerning the exact
amount of the Increase can bo obtained at the
Tax Department nor can It be found out until
tbe tax books for this yoar are proved. The
total assessment ot personalty last year was
$374,010,702, but apparently it wasn't big
enough for tho State Tax Commissioners. They
came to the city and talked loudly about tho
laxity of tho Tax Department and declared that
all owners of gtooks and bonds and objocts of art
should be taxed on the full valuo thereof. Tho
State Commissioners had been known to talk ln
tho samo strain before, and no particular atten
tion was paid to their remarks, as It Is notori
ous that no other county In tho State has been
half so active in collooting personal taxes. In
deed, the normal activities of the Tax Commis
sioners have driven many Now Yorkors out of
the city or oven out of the State. But the ora
tors of the Control Labor Union got after tbo
Deputy Commissioners and denouncod them
and threatened to go before the Grand Jury and
have them Indicted It thoy did not lncreaso the
assessments of personal property.
Tho deputies. It now appears, immediately
began to pile on the assessments. From tno
noll-cs already received it Is Judged that no
particular system was followed ln making the
Increases. Apparently tbo dtputles borrowed
a copy of tho Social Register or some other
equally important work ot tho kind, put an as
sessment sgalnst tho nauio of every man and
woman therein not nlready on their lists and
added to tho assessments of all others.
ANTUONT R. DTETT DEAD.
Long Prominent at the Slew York nar Father
or the Saturday Hair Holiday.
Anthony Rnlnotcnux Dyett, who dlod at his
home nt Ncthcrwood, N. J yesterday of heart
trouble, was a member of ono of tho oldest law
firms In tho city, TownBond, Dyett & Lovyof
247 Broadway. Mr. Dyett had been asso
ciated with Mr. Townsend for over sixty years
nnd bad been a partner ln Iho law firm for
nearly fifty years. During tho existence of the
firm there have beon frequent changes, but Mr.
Dyott had never sovcrod his professional rela
tions with Mr. Townsend for any great length
of tlmo.
Mr. Dyett was born In this city on July 10.
1824. His father was a West Indian, a direct
descendant of Sir Richard Dyott, who figured
as a confidential companion of Charles I. during
Cromwell's campaigns. At tbo age of 13 Mr.
Dyott was employed by Mr. Townsend, then n
young lawyer, as clerk and copyist. Long be
fore be had reached tho requisite ago for ad
mission to tho bar young Dyett attracted at
tention .by assisting Mr. Townsend ln tho trial
of causes, particularly by collecting evident o
for his employer's clients. In 1845 ho was ad
mitted to the bar and entered the ofllco of Hi
ram P. Hastings. He left there to practice in
dependently and then returned to Mr. Town
send's ofllco as the junior member of tho law
firm of Townsend & Dyett, Mr. Dyett ovliicod
a' decided Inclination to enter criminal practice
nnd was particularly flttod In both tempera
ment and ability for tho work, but Mr. Town
send insisted that such a course would bring
about a dissolution of the partnership. Sir.
Dyett then devoted special attention to banking
laws. Ho became counsel for tho Importers
and Tradcre'atlonal Bunk, und remained Its
counsel until' his death. Ho was counsel for
tho New York Clearing House In 1803. and was
successful in opposing legislation reducing tho
legal rate of Interest to 0 per cent. He was
also leading counsel ln the Dansor will case
Mr. Dyett is said to have been the father of
tho Saturday Half Holiday law ln this State,
having urgently agitated the desirability of
such a law for over tlilrtv years. Ho was also
tho practical author of the present Sundav laws
ln Now York Stntc. Mr. Dyett Interested him
solf ln tho enso of the husband of tho family
seamstress, a printer, who was arrested twelve
years ago on tho thargo of counterfeiting, hav
ing printed a largo number of counterfeit Gov
ernment bonds. Tho dofendnnt claimed that
he bad understood tho alleged bonds wero ad
vertisements. Mr. Dyett gratuitously do-
fended him, paying all tho costs and carrying
tho cose tp tho United States Supreme Court,
where his client's Innocence was established.
During 1802 and 18(13 Mr. Dyett was Presi
dent of the l.'nion League Club nt Brooklyn. He
leaves n widow and two children. Charles II.
Dyett and Mrs. J. R. Hill.
Obituary Xotea.
Mrs. Isabella Dufflold Hardcnborgh, wlfo of
Cornelius L. Hardeubergh. President of tbe
New Brunswick Savings Institution, died in
New Brunswick, N. J on Friday morning of
Brlght's disease. She was tho daughter of tho
late Rev. Dr. Alexander MtClolland. for many
years a professor In tho Dutch Roformod Theo
logical bcmlnary at Now Brunswick. Sirs. Hnr
denbergh was well known in New Brunswick
forhcr charities. Rho leaves ono son, Alexander,
who wont to California recently to bocomo tbo
husband, on Feb. 0, of Miss Margaret Whlto of
Los Angeles.
Robert Sw-nrtwout, an old citizen of Stamford,
Conn,, died at bis homo there on Thursday
night, aged 82. For thirty-two cnrs ho bad
boon vestryman In St. John's Church there mid
was senior Warden at tbo tlmo of his death. For
fourteon years he was Wardon of tbo borough
ot Stamford nnd Treasurer of the town ot Stam
ford for fifteen yoars. Ho leaves two sons, J. 11.
Swartwout of Stamford, Sntterlee bwartwout
of Now York, and Mrs. W.H, Sanfordof Lltib
field. Conn.
Dr. Lewis French, member of the hospital
stuff of the Connecticut Home for Soldiers, riled
at his homo ut Noroton, Conn., on Thursday
night. He graduated from Trinity College In
Hartford In 1S70 nnd from Iho Now York Medi
cal University In 1883, nnd for eighteen months
thereafter he wnn on the medical staff of St.
Catharine's Hospital, Rrooklyn. Howns oneot
tho organl.ers ot the Woo Burn Golf Club nnd a
member ot tho Governing and Games Committee
for 1807,
Abram D. Horn, a lending business man nnd
Chief Engineer of the Port Jervla Fire Depart
ment, died last evening of typhoid pneumonia
at the age of 40 years, Mr. Horn was very pop
ular with the firemen, who on Thursday night
nominated him tho third time for Chief Engineer.
Dr. William F. French, a well-known phy
slrlan ot Darieti, Conn., died yesterday. He
was a member ef tbo Sons of the American
Revolution and tho Society of Colouial Wars.
JSIfOT BY DELIXQUEXT BOABDER.
An Italian Crocor Mortally Wounded by a
Youth, or IT,
Carmelo Da Francesco, grocer at 320 East
115th street, was shot yesterday by a boarder,
aged 17, known as Frank Cocco, w bo bad boen
threatened with ejection because ho could not
pay his board.
While three other Italians were playing cards
In tho grocery, Cecco entered and ajked for
crackers and cheese. When they wero refused
blm bo pulled out a revolver which be had
cocked in his pocket, and, placing tho weapon
close against tho grocer's abdomen, so oloso that
the man's clothing was soorched by tbe powder,
fired. He lied, whllo tbe grocer, mortally
wounded, fell to the floor, Acliaao was organ
ized by the card players, but the fugitive, by
threatening bis foremost pursuers with his re
volver, succeeded In making his escape. Tbe
wounded man was taken to Harlem Hospital,
BOUND ELDERLT WOUEN.
Four Masked Men neeure SlOO After Making
Tltrenta or Torture.
AXTOorra, Pn Jnn, 28.-Four masked men
entcrod tho home of Mrs. Eliza Thompson, a
widow, residing at Shir Oaks, near Mononga
bcla, about 10 o'clock last night bont on bur
glary. Mrs. Thompson, who Is 00 years old, and
a companion. Miss Jnne Wilson, aged 71 years,
were alone ln tbe houso and had just retired.
When they beard tbe robbers forco tho kitchen
door Miss Wilson blew nu alarm on a tin horn,
Tbemaraudera broko into their sleoplng room
and, seizing them, bound them hand and foot.
By threatening to put Miss Wilson out doors in
her night clothes and to burn Mrs, Thompson's
feet tbe marauders wrung from them $100 cash.
Z1VE I31PRISONHBNT FOR BATES.
Sentence or Ike .Ves.ro Ilrlluoy Who Killed Hla
Wire In Ibe Street on Sept. 9",
Edward M. Bates, the negro tollboy who shot
and killed his wife Virginia In West Forty
eighth street on Sept. 28, was sentenced yester
day by Judge Nowpurgerto Ufa Imprisonment,
lie bad pleaded guilty to murder ln tbe second
tUfiT. J
AMCSEHENTS.
The Obararamrrarau Passion Play as nepro
aented at Ike Bden Muaoe.
There was a noon gathering at the Ed on Mtisee
yesterday to sco what tho programmes styled
"tho first prirato performance ot the Passion
Play ot Oberammorgau by tho clnomatogrnpho
and nccossorlcs." A speaker stood nt ono side
of the clnctnatographo screen nnd read short
descriptions ot Incidents in tho life ot Christ,
Unseon vocalists and nn organist also accom
panied a series of twenly-thrco cinematographo
views. Electrlo lamps near tho speaker wero
lit ns he read and were dark as the sceno ho
described was projected on tho screen, its ef
fect being heightened by tho accompanying
must?, Beglnnlngwith Uio shepherds who
watched by night, there were sovcrnl scenes in
tbo childhood of Jesus. Hcrodlus was seen
pleading for the head of John tho Baptist,
Salomo't danco before Herod was pictured and
after Herod had pleaded with Salomo to releaso
him from bis promise to grant any request sho
asked, bis compliance was shown by tho pres
entation of tho victim's head. Christ's entry
Into Jerusalem, Ills blessing of littlo children
and the raining of Lazarus wore noxt pictured,
and were followed by thrco scones from tho last
supper. Including Judas's betrayal nnd tho ar
rest of the Master. As many moro views wero
had ot the scenes before Pilate that culminated
In tho condemnation of Jesus, und then camo
tho Journey to tbo crucifixion, in which He was
proccdod by tho two men carrying their crosses
and fell beneath tho weight ot Ills own, until
relieved of tho burden by Simoon. In tbo
tableau of tbo crucifixion tno sccno was taken
after tho two thieves had been affixed to thoir
crosses and thesa had been put In placo. and ut
tho moment wbon nails wero being driven
through Jcsus's wrists. With this done His
cross was lifted by a dozen men, lowored Into
Its hole, and left ln sight foriv few moments
whllo the victim moved his bead feebly, until
his lips had boon moistened with vinegar, and
until finally his weight seemed to bang entirely
limp from the pinioned arms. In tho next
vlow tho lifeless body was being taken down
from tbo cross and thin was followed by tbo
resurrection and tho asconslon. Nolthorln tbo
cholco ot scenes nor ln tho costumes did tho
views bear out tbo programme's suggestion that
the photographs had boen taken at Oberammcr
gau, but tho display was Interesting as a per
mitted stago treatment of tbo Passion Play and
as a development of tho ctnomatographo's use
fulness. The oxhlblt goes regularly into the
programme nt the Eden Musee next Monday
and forestalls a similar exhibit announced as a
Lenten feature nt Daly's Theatre.
Tbo Performance or The Harber or Seville
at Ibe Metropolitan.
There was mirth and merriment on tho stago
ot tho Metropolitan last evening, with applause
and sometimes laughter ln the audience, for
Rossini's "Barber of Seville" was sung and
acted vory admirably, with no end of Bklll and
great spirit and spontaneity. Tbo artists wero
tbeso:
Roslna Melba
Itertba Van Cauteren
Almarlva Saltgnao
l'artoto Carbono
Ilaalllo uoudoureaquo
Florello Vlrlanl
Conductor, ltlmbonl.
The opera had evidently boon cnrcfully re
hearsed, perhaps for the reason that Mmc.
Melba, who is a careful person, hoped nnd ex
pected to moko a triumph ln her now rOlc, and
porbaps becnuso all thoso taking part hap
pen to bo artists who put their whole heart
and enthusiasm Into their performances. Such
surely aro Campanarl and Carbone, than whom
there Is nn better Don llaitolo to bo found In
nil this world. Nor would there bo a bet
tor Barber, even remembering Del Puento's
charm, than Campanarl If ho could put
Just ono extra troco of genial humor Into his
rendorlng. Vocally he was sunerb. Rossini's
muBlo suite his voice, as It does Melba's, to per
fection, and so Impressively did he sing his first
song that bo gained tho heartiest npplauso, and
was forced almost unwllllnglr to glvo nn en
core. Of course Rossini's music la very singable.
For Melba tbero are too many low notes,
tbeso tones ot her voice being comparatively
poor and weak. But she has Industriously al
tered the score. Introducing many c.idenzns and
changing scales that run down to scales and stac
catos that mount so high that It becomes at her
command a high soprano rOlo. Melba was in a
bright, joyous mood last night and acted with
fasclnntlng vivacity. She was prettily
dressed in brilliant scarlot, and it Is
safe to say that no more attractlvo
Itona was ever upon the boards any
where than tbe one that danced and flirted
and akipped nnd pouted ln tho Metropolitan last
evening. Atthelcsson scene shosangn long and
brilliant Spanish song with orchestral accom
paniment. Then for tho always expected Becond
fdeco sho gavoa lovely Italian song, accompany
ng hersoit with graceful oaio and n delightful
touch, at tho piano. This brought down tbo
bouse. It gavo real pleasure, since It was done
so perfectly. Sallgnac and Boudouresque both
acted extremely well. Their singing, too, waa
all thnt could ho desired.
Tho performance was indeed far bovond an
ordlnnry level of oxccllence, and was evidently
thoroughly appreciated by a large audience.
Philharmonic Society Concert.
The fourth rehearsal and concort of tho Phil
harmonic Society havo for tbelr programmo
four numbers about as widely differing In
methods and sentiment ob possible, yet each in
teresting for its own sake and ln combination,
Schumann's overturn to Manfred, with its de
scription of soul struggles and the bitter agony
of remorro, was followed by Mozart's brightest
symphony, full ot fresh joy and Innocent frank
ness, this In turn by a concerto for violoncello by
Edouard Lato, onoot France's foremost compos
ers, and so wo wero led to tho last number nt tho
programme, MacDowcU'a "Indian Suite." All
that this eminent musician odors tbe public is
characterized by high Intellectual ideas, ex
pressed with tho clenrnoss and aptltudo of a
rarely wcll-polscd judgment.
'Iho "Indian Suite" Is not only clever In Its
workmanship but most ploasant for tho car to
follow, delineating with unmlstnknblo distinct
ness the various forms of savage life which are
Indicated by names of tbe different parts of tbo
piiito I.. Legend: II.. Lovo Pong; 111., War
Tlmo; IV.. DIrgo; V Village Festival.
MncDowell has introduced auveral American
nboriglnnl melodies Inro his suite, tho effect be
ing to give to tho composition that union of
strength and novelty which ncems over to bo
found In savago or folk-song aire. The suite Is
filled with romance, nnd la excltingto tho Imagi
nation. MacDowcll has tho gift of stirring this
quality ln his hearers. But thore Is nothing
bizarre or forced In bis music, nor is it difficult
of comprehension.
Lalo's concerto for 'cello was exceedingly well
played by Mr. Gorardv. It is a charming plcco
of fantastic Invention, with sovcral piquant
bits of instrumentation that arrest attention.
MILLER'S NARROW ESCAPE.
Hla 1,00; flroken In n Ilunnwar, but a Tele
graph Polo Savrd Ilia Lire.
Emll Miller, a driver for tbo Eckstein Brewery
ot Castleton Corners, Staton Island, lost his
reins while going up South street in St. George
yesterday nnd when the team turnod into Jay
street bewulkcd out on the wagon polo to re
cocrtbuu). His horses, becoming frightened,
rnnnwnv. When near Wall street Miller was
thrown to tho ground. Tho front wheels passed
over his left leg, breaking It. One of tho rear
wheels struck a telegraph pole and stoppod
tho progress ot tbe leuni. When Miller was
picked up ono of the rear wheels was resting
against his body.
Mortally darned by Ammonia.
Alois Kormann, 52 years old, an assistant en
gineer ln Krueger's brewery in Newark, died on
Thursday night from Injuries received on
Wednesday by tbe bursting ot an ammonia tank
pipe.
Tbe Weatbor.
A moderate cold ware earns down over the eastern
part of the lakt regions yesterday morning, routing
a drop In temperature of 10' to 80 In Kew York and
the New England States. It waa 10 to 00' warmer
la all the central States and the southwest and will
ba warmer hero to-aay. A norm ot moderate forco
waa central orar Lakes Superior and itlohlf an, mo.
Inz eastward, attended by eloudy weather and light
snow.
In thta city tho day waa fair I highest official tem
perature SI", laneit 17's average humidity 00 per
cent. t wind northwest, average velocity 14 raileaan
hour: barometer, corrected to read to tea level, at 8
A.M. 30 09, ill' 31. aOOI.
The thermometer at tbo United States Weather Bu
reau registered Iho temperature yesterday s follows:
1803. 1DP7.I lHlltt. 18W7.
0 A. SI .... IT aa fll', 31 ,,., ,,0' 20-
ISM Vl'itll'. 31 !' 1H'
8P.31 l" -lasild 17 W
WAbUISUTOS rOBCCltT mil SATUBIIAV.
For New Kngland, light uow; warmer; variable
winds, becoming eoutheatterly.
rbr taittm .Veic York, light inoufn the morning,
fotlowit by fair; trarmtri niulhenUerlv windt.le
comtna lovthweiterlv.
For eaatern 1'enniylvanla and New Jersey, fair, pre
coded by light auow la northern portion southeast
erly wlnda, becoming weaterly.
For tbe I)u)lrl-t of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware,
Virginia, and North Carolina, partly cloudy weather;
colder to-night; southerly wlnd, becoming north
westerly.
For western New York, light snow, followed by
fajri probably warmer; freeb to hfjik southeasterly
winds, becoming westerly.
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Hot Biscuit I
and Cakes I i
mado with I
Baking IPowder I I
suo delicious I I
1!) COKTLANDT ST. '
MEN'S SHOES. ;
Rtlllalt auoe at barcaln orbarsataa, jfr
Winter Itusaele, double sole mil extensloaV 95
bulldog toe. K'
2.97 pair; If
s- r n.1;
All high-grade workmanship. if
aluo 4.00 and 8.00." iv
MEN'S FU11XISI1INGS. S
S I ( ) I "" ,ust tnreo n'n' day ??
I -rsf , f n underwoar j&
Vj f I at 08c, pure worsted) 35
I rs e ) worth 1.00, ft"
Ly -J AfBOc.odda and endd '3,
r xs IS I of our 1.00 lineal naoJ a-
V- (u wlntor weight, heavy jl:
ribbed balhrlggant .&,
V J worth l.sO. ,1"
MEN'S II ATS. W
OPKIII HATH, taa.no. ,'
Spring Derbjs (little hat with 'florins' Briatlj 'S
si.oo to aa.no. &
SILKIMTS, IS.OOl WORTH 5.QO.
"physicians recommend ". I
WINCHESTER'S i
HYPOFIIOSl'IIITKS OF I.I ME AND SODA j'
for weak lungs, nervous dyspepsia, and to atrongthofl 3
tho whole nervous and general ayslem. IsabralDf, Jpj
nerve, and blood food.
All druggists. Xtjl
AViyCHKSTKH & CO.. N". Y,
Kw) Standard remedy for flleet, r
"K, ,-ijb Gonorrhcri and Runnings IW) '?.
9H IN 48 HOURS. -' '
W Cures Kidney and Bladder Troubles. m
Jjs'
STRIKE ON TUB BRIDGE. -M
i
Delegate Parka Ktnjert Up All .Vaht to Got the ib
Men lo Ntop IVoru. jl'
Tho work of wldonlng tho roadways at tbo
New York ond of tho Brooklyn llrldgo camo to '.
a standstill yesterday morning becnuso the) Kp
slxty Iron nnd stool workers employed by tho ji'
Pennsylvania Steel Compmy to do tho Job went) (
onstrlko. They havo been worklngolght or ton M
houra n day at '25 cents an hour, nnd they want S
$2.00 for eight hours' work. They nlsocom- g
plnln that tbey have not been paid regularly. t
Tho work is being dono for tbo trolley com- j&'
paniea. jffi
On Thursday ovenlng Samuel Parks, tho dele- "Sy
gate of tbolr union, came around and told thai 'H
men thnt tho union had ordered them to strlko. h
Tho men wero unwilling to oboy tho order, 'M;
Parks stnyod up all night nnd mot tho men of JJ'
tho dav shift us thoy enmo to work and told 3$
them tbe now. The dny mon wero ulso unwUl- ?'
Ing to strike, but after consulting together they
decided not to go to work. 'Iho night mon last V-
ovonlng also decided to ptny nwny. fc
Assistant Kuginecr McLean of tho oridge said $
that the contractors would havo to get men to 'it
work ntonco, ns tho brldgo entranco could not f-f
bo left In Hit present statu. wl
If tin-strikers do not go to work to-day new &
men will bo engaged ln their places. jit
E
OOINO FOR AID FOR TBE STRIKERS. ,
Delegations Leave Mew Bedford to Canvass M
Various Mnaancbuaetts Towns. $
New Bkdkoiu), Mass., Jan. 28. Twenty-flvo X
collectors for tho mill strikers left tho city to fj
day. Olio delegation haBliecn assigned to Provl ';
deuce, another to the Blackstono Vnlloy, an ' (n
other to Lowell, Lawrence and Manchester, tho ti'i
fourth to Boston and Its suburbs, while the flflb, ! ft
went to Fltchtiunr nnd North Adams and will 3
continue Its journey to Now York State. Sil
Tho success of tun first dav'a distribution offish, iSa
and soup Is questionable Thoro wasawild rush will
nhout the markets ,md windows wero broken ln 'St
the scramble Itcprcsonlailvcsor worthy faml- 'fl,
lies worn crowded out In tbo mlMdo. Tickets aro .
being paxhcd nround in anticipation of tho noxt jS
distribution nnd the work Is being systematized. Mt'i
Cold wcalhor has Increased tho number of or' W
pllcants nt tho poor department. Two mora &,
representatives of tho Statu Bonrd of CharltlesVi Jt'
arrived to-day. There are no Indications to
night of any adjustment of tho mill troubles. Zf
PROSVERITT IN XEWBUBQ,
ATew York linire Compnny Italses Wages- k$
L'nrprt Worua to I'ut on Jlloro Hands. 'i
NKWliuito, Jnn. 28. Col. Thomas W. Bradley,
President of the Now York Knlfo Company at I
Walden, tvtclvo miles west ot this city, ban f
mado a 10 por Lent, ndvanco lu tbo wages ot the -f
cutlers' department of his largo works. In tho
near future similar ndvnncca will bo made In J
tho other departments. Both this factory and ,f
tho Walden knlfo works nro overrun with :
orders, nnd nro bring run to thoir full capacity ?i
to turn out their guuds, V
Tho Crawslmw Cnrpot Company of this city. S
which Imr recent I) been incorporated, and has '
for nlonir tlmo bion running on short tlmo and i.
with n limited number of operatives, will on
the 1st of IVbrtmrj pluccltlO additional hands J
at work oud run to ite fullest capacity. It baa
orders enough on hand nt present to keep It
running full handed for several months. A
St. John'. Mill It-n Illockca. &
Bt. Jon.v'H. Newfoundland, Jnn. 2P. The let) i
blockade continues. Tho Allan liner Siberian
and tbe steamers Tjrlnn, Itegitlus, and Jamaica, .
besldcsmnti) vessels nowduo.t'annotrcach here.
A Real Bargain.
Our Men's Suits, at
$15, I
reduced from $20 & $22.
Also 'I
Several lines at $ I 2,
reduced from $J5 & $16. I.
htoim:r own tiih rvj:siNo.
HACKETT, I Broadway,
CARHART Corner i:ith.
s rr ) Corner iJnnnl,
CC V-Uj Near Ciuiuberia,

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