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? HELLI>G. W. \ A., HtlDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1894 VOLUME XMn-yu^BERToT' The Feature or the Lexow Committee's Session Yesterday. ANTHONY COMSTOCK IS INVOLVED In the Groat Police Scandal la the City of New York. IHUT fl GREEN GOODS MAN SWORE. The Noted Agent of the Society for the Prevention of Vloe SAID TO HAVE ACCEPTED 11 BRIBE 01 a Thoaaand Dollar* to Secure the DIamlae*! of a Cmb-Inspector William* Again on tlio Hack and Inqalaltor Ooff Makes it Warm For Him?Afflicted With a Conveniently Poor Memory? ills Dizzy Story About Owning Properly in Japan. The Japanese Consul Sny? the Latvs of Japan Prohibit Saoh * Thing Being Possible?Williams Did Not Disturb Houaes of 111.Fame, "Because I hoy Wero Fanhlonublo." New York, Dac. 27.?The feature of the Lexoir committee's investigation today wai the introduction of evide nee to ihow that Anthony Uomatock, ajjentfor the Society for the Prevention of Vice, had taken a bribe of $1,000 from a green goods man to procure the dismissal of in indictment against hiin. Inspector [ Williams' ordeal on the witness stand wat also continued, and the exintence of panel houses and a larjje number of ! house* of ill-fame in bia district while | be was captain was shown, ilo said he found the houses of iJl-fame there when he caine to tho district, und left them unmolested, "because they were fashionable." Mr. Goff alse introduced the inspector to the knowledge that Japanese law would not have allowed him toowu real eilate in Hakodate at the time he claimed in his testimony yesterday that he owned property thore. It is understood tl>*t the committee will not sit after to-inorrow, so that u great deal of work will Have to be crowded into the day and a night session may be held. (Superintendent Bylnes, Inspector McLaughlin and MeAvoy and weveral caDtaim have yet to be examined, so that to-morrow's session may be one of the moat important in the history of this committee. . * When Inspector Williams was called to the stand, lie had with him a large book. After a little sparring Goll said: "Uy the way, captain, tell ua in what part of. Japan you owned thoae lota in Japan." "In Akadadi, in the northern part." "Did yon tret a deed V "Yes." "In your own name?" "Yea." "Where is it?" "1 loft it with a man naniHd Frederick Wilkie. I don't know where he ia." "Don't you know that foreigners cannot hold land in Japan except in treaty port*?"' "That was a treaty j?orL" "The Japanese counsel toils me that at the time you allege that you held thai land there was no treaty which would allow you to hold this land. Do you know "more than ho does?" "I was there." "Sowaahe. How do your explain it?" The inspector could not. "Will you swear that Perkins did not est a check for $.3,000 through you when you were superintendent of the etreet cleaning department?" "J will not." "Everybody who has testified against yoo ia a perjurer or a li.ir. Now, has there ever been a member of the police force charged with more corruption than you?" I have not been charged with corruption." "Were you ever charged with stealing Bocka?'1 "No." Mr, (toff referred to a document and aid: "I find that on March 2U, 1S74, vou were charged by Louiae Smith, the kHfttmr nf a diunrdarlv hnune. with tllk inc from her six pocket handkerchief a, one gold-headed, cane, 0110 pistol, ono pair of slippers, ono volvot voa; aud one-half dozen pairs of socks." "I don't remember it," replied Williams. He could not remember whether or not he wa* found guilty on the charge, and wished to refer to his record. Gofl, howover, insisted upon an answer. "Don't think," lie said, "that because toq wear a gold shiold hero and are an Inspector that you are one whit differ' ent from another witness." "I know I am not." "Will you swear that on April 2, 1875, you did not ro to oolico headquarters to etand your trial on those charges?" "I don't rccollect." "Didn't you ewnar yesterday you had been charged with oMon.xes eighteen timet? Cant you roiuowbor thejo o/fen see?" "No; I ran tell you by reference to my record." Mr. Goll wont on to say that up to this year, when the committee's attention was called to tho fact, thero was no record on the books of tho department of charges proferrod against Williams by tho lato Rev. Howard Crosby aud others. TIIEY WEItK FASHION A BLK. Coming to tho timo Williams had rL. .. -t 4l.. t-l.kiU M> rinIT """HB ui nit) uiuuui |irui:iiiuv """ naked the witnoia if there were any hotiaci of ill fame there. "I found thein there," he replied. "And you loft I hem thoro?" added Mr. Gofl. "Yes, because they wore (Mhionablo at that time," was Williams' oxtraordinury roply. .Mr. (ioll then called off the name* of many notorioUB houaoi in Mercer, Gre?*n. .Sullivan and bleocker utroeK William* aid lie had hoard of thoin ami had minted the hourd of education to clono thetn up. lie iunintoJ thut they wore "alleged" disorderly houses. although had said at the time that ho know nil about thorn at the inquiry instituted by the hoard of education. Mr. Goll irot the inspector to nay that he would not bivo tho name of the proprietor of a house of ill-fame to the committee in 1874 became h ioniii lor? ' I be committee way not au honest one. "Did yoa ever know of ?n honest in voitieatin'/ committee before which you appeared?" "Yea." "You fluid before that committee that committee that houses of ill fame do not injur# children going to achool?" 'Yet." . "Have you the audacity to eit here now and say so?" "Yes, air." "Were you ever called tl*e uniformed bully r "No, sir." "Were you ever called the 'champion clnbbor?'" "Yea, sir." "Then a* to charges which you do not remember. You have committed so many outragos against the citizens of New York that you do not remember charges?" "No, air." "Do you remembor a charge made against you by n man in Vesey street?,' ''The case waa never tried, as the complainant found he wa< in the wrong. I was captain of the fourth precinct and there waa a big fire one Sunday in Washington market. Walking through Vezey street this man stopped me and said: 'Let me introduce you to Alder man omun, ne iuok me ior acouutr;* man on a 'come on.' I took him by the throat and throw him into tho atreet, aa any citizen has a right to serve any loafer." "Yon didn't throw Haggerty, the Philadelphia touch, into the atreet?" said Mr. Gofl. "I did not meet him." "Oh, yes, you did. He was looking for you anil wanted to clean out the town." "I did not meet him," persisted the inspector. "Didn't you throw Joe Coburn?" "Yos, I did." A POOR MEMORY. The witness denied any panel houie robberies having occurred in the Eighth precinct. Mr. Goff then said there was a charge against Williams, tho trial of whicti lasted thrco days, but there was no record of it on the police records. "Have yon any recollection of one commissioner Noting for your dismissal on account of your disgraceful conduct?" -Wo." "Don't vou know tho voting was two and two?" "There is no record of it" "Who keeps the record?" anted Chairman Lexow. "Chairman Robert Peters," said the witness. "Have you got the charge against the proprietor of au oyster stand who had a permit? You made the arrest yourself." "It is not in the record." "Do you recollect tho arrest ot a man named Donovan by Officer Fitzgerald? Donovan wan brought before Judge Mundell and said you came behind him and clubbed him on the head and neck. The judge discharged him and said, 'This clubbing by policemen must be stopped ?'" ihe witness said he never toid lies about respectable men. He bore a repiitotinn fni? clubbinu. but did not think. he deserved it. "Did you say at luqck the day after a meeting of starving people io Union Square thin year that they were a lot of howhjrs ami all you had to do was to show your pistol and disperse them?" "I never said such a thing." "Did an officer named ?Villigan report robbery ia^auel Mouses to jqa when you were in the Eighth precinct?" "I don't remember."' "Do you remember the number of inmates in the eighty-three houses of ill famo?" "No. I never have stated what the number was. I may have asked the proprietress of each house how many inmatossho had." The witness and Mr. God then had a little tift, Inspector Williams objected to the document from which Mr. Goff rend. '1 don't know whore you got it," said he, "and it is a long time ago." "Don't mind where I irot it," said Mr. Goff. "It contnina matter* that have been snnpreasod by the police department. They supproaged a ?ood many thintrs about you. you know." "They seem to have suppressed everything good," eaid Williams. William* then left the stand lor a short time. A MESSAGE FROM GOFF. Dr. Walsli was called, and testified that Captain Meakin was not able to be ont, and probably would not bo for several days. "Will be be able to appear ae a witness by Saturday?" asked Mr. GotT. "Well, tho farther awav you place the date the moro chance there is that he can uy^ud. I ain sure his attendance would greatly affect his condition." "1 am quite nuro it would," said Mr. Goll amid uroat laughter. "Now, Doctor." said Mr. God' in hia aweetett tones, "will you bear this megna^e to Captain Meakin? Tell him that he hai been accused before this committeo of being guilty of bribery and corruption. It has been stated that he haa grown rich on tha fruit of this corruption. Now toll him also, that if ho is an honest man ho will come hero in obedience to the subpoena served on him." The doctor then left the aland. SWORE FALSKLY. Iuspector William* wai recalled, lie said he knew of three panel houses in the Eighth precinct. "You swore beiore recess that there worono panel houses in the nrocinct." "Ye?, to tho West of my recollection." Senator O'Connor then entered into a long legal argument with Mr. Gofl ai to Whether tho inspector was guilty of porjurv. Tho senator held he was not unless'tho toitimony was given with a fni jo ntnl corrunt intention. Mr. (iofl Haiti tlint tin inspector might havo boon mistaken. "Yos," said the witnesa, ''I admit that What I sworo this innrning was false, bat when 1 gave it in i believed it to be true." "Mi.'lit there have not been moro than ono panol house in the district?" "Yes. Do you know what a panel home is?" This question by Williams croated laughter nnd Mr. (ioll lectured hitn about giving his testimony in a more becoming manner "I only want to givo my evidences straight," said the witness. "Serjeant Grew awore that in thoso eighty-three housea of ill-fame thero worn JMrt inmates. Ho swore that ho niudo complaints of thoso houses to you. This ovidonco was jrivon beforo tho commission. Is it true?" "I can't say." "Was it no: when these charged wore brought up, your dismissnl was demanded by one of tho inspectors as an incompotont and disgraceful man?" '.'Mo did nothing of tho kind." Mr. God continued to quostion the innpoctoras to the disorderly houaof. The inspector admitted it was his duty to discover and suppress thom. A HENSATIONAL STORY. This ended the examination ot Inspector Williams, and Louis S. Stroop, green goods operator, was called. The witneai croatod * sensation by telling a lory involving Anthony (Jumstock. "On May 22, 188B," said Streep, "two indictmenti were fonnd anaiuat me (or operating In green gooda. Anthony Comstock ?aa the proaecntor. Coitiatock told me that if I would give up tn? naine of my accomplice I ahould net ofi with a light punishment. I refuted to do >o. Edward Bectitul called and gave my wife $5,000 in Dilla. The bail was at that time $5,000, but was reduced hortly after to$3,000. Iu August, 1890, I called on Comstock with my brother, who told me that the elate indictment would be diamiised on paymeut of $1,000. Comstock said: 'Mind the $1,000 ie not iu the ahape of a bribe. It la a subscription to the societj.' I askt* 1 that whether, if I handed over the money, 1 might not be brought up at all. On Comstock'a promise, 1 paid him $1,000, of which I got $300 from my brother and $700 from my printing office at 76 Beekman street, which I sold. On the following Friday the indictment was dismissed. Mr. Gaff produced the indictment which bors an endorsement bearing unto oepieiUDer ~v, iayu, mat uie uwtrict attorney having mured that for reasons affecting the administration of law the indictment wai dismissed. "Comstock subsequently called on me to get me to swear that Bechte'. was an accomplice of mine. I refusod and he threatened to bring me before the United States court. I asked him for time to consider the matter. Bechtel was arrested on the charge of stealing I $100 from the American Express Com* pany. He was brought before Com misj sioner Shields. Negotiations were carried on with him by Comstock and he paid Comstock $1,000. The following day he was discharged. The Uniteu States district attorney, John A. Molt, also got $1,000. "I was then arrested and employed Lawyer Hess. I told about Oonsstock to Commissioner Shields. Comstock was asked to tell what hsppened in his office, but declined to do so. I was held for trial and was convicted on the charge of issuing green goods circulars last June. My case has been appealed." Robert Streep, brother of Louis, corroborated the former's testimony. Mr. Gofl ?aid that the committee, while inquiring into the abuses of tho police department, ha i a perfect right to inquire into the administration of the law so far as the state wa* concerned, and that wan the reaton he hail admitted this evidence. It had been shown that preen goods operators could escape punishment by bribing Mr. ComstocJc, tho agont for tho society for the suppression of vice. The committee adjourned until tomorrow. LYMAN BULL Draft* ? Platform for (hi* People'* Party. Full Text or the Ro*ulutloii?. Chicago, Dec. 27.?In the opinion of the chiefs of the People's party of Chicago, Judge Lyman Trumbull baa given to hie countrymen a paper that will have as much to do w|tUperpotuatinp his name as will the k amendment to tho federal constitution, which was drafted more than a quartor of a century a^. It is a declaration of principles for the guidance of the People's party of the United Staten, and consists of a series of reaolutiona which are to be made tho basis of the work ot the National Peoplo'a party conference at St. Louis. The paper, as it will go before the St. Louis convention, is as follows: First?Haolvcd, That human brotherhood and equality of rights ure cardi nai principles ui iru? ueuiocibuj-. Second?Resolved, That, forgot ting all past political djfTorencos, we unite in the common purpose to rescue the government from the control of 'monopolist* and concentrated wealth, to limit their powers of perpetuation by curtailing their privileges and to secure the rights of free speech, a free press, a free labor, and trial.by jury?all rules, regulations and judicial dictate, in derogation of either aro arbitrary, unconstitutional and not to be tolerated by a free people. . Third?We indorse the resolution adopted by the national Republican convention of 1801), which was incorporated by President Lincolu in his inaugural address, aa follows: "That the rnaintenanc? inviolate of the rights of the states, and especially of the rights of each state, to order and control its own domestic institutions according to 1 iu nwn judgment, exclusively, is cs sential to that balance of powor on which the perfection and endurance of of our political fabric depends," and we denounce the lawless invasion by armed force on the soil o/ any atalo or territory, no matter under what pretext. an among the gravest of crimes. Fourth?Re*ol\*d% That the power: given Congress by the constitution "to provide for calling forth the militia to execute tho laws of the union to suppress insurrection*, to repel invasions," does not warrant the government in making use of a standing army in aiding monopolies in tho oppression of their employes. When froo men unshield the aword it should bo to utrike for liberty, not for despotism or to uphold privileged monopolies in tho op- ] predion of tho poor. Pl'tli?ff/in/ii'ii That n nlmi>Ir tli? rapid absorption of the wealth of tho ' country and its porpetuation in a low 1 hands, wo demand the ennctmont of ! laws limiting tho Amount of proporty ' to bo acquired by dovise or inheritanco. Sixth?Re?okcd% That wo denounco the ' issuing of interoBt-bearing bonds by tho government in time* of poaco, to bo 1 paid for in part, at lonst, by gold drawn 1 from the treasury, which rosults in the ' government's paying interest on its own money. Seventh?Reno! veil, That wo demand that Congress perforin its constitutional I duty on coin money, regulate tho value thereof, and of foreign coin by tho enactment of laws for tho fro?coinage of silver with that of gold at the ratio of 10 to 1. 1 Eighth?Raolwt, That monopolies at- i feeling tho public inlorosts should ho | owned and oporalod by the government in tho interests of tho pooplo; all 1 of tho employes of tho Bame to bo gov- I erned by civil service rules, and no ono 1 to bo ernployod or displaced on account ' of politics. Ninth?Reno!veil, Wo inscribe our ban- ' norp, "Down with Monopolion and .Mil- 1 iionaire*' Control. Up with tho High la of .Men and tho Mamas," and uudor this 1 banner wo inarch to tho poll* aud to 1 victory. Trnii*urjr CumIi. , WAsnixoTox, D. C., Doc. 27.?Tho cash i baianco in tho treasury at the close of i business to-ilav was $153,-101,235; gold roiorvo $80,070,01'.*. i NO END OF TROUBLE Growing Oat of the Repeal of the Reciprocity AsrreementB UNDER THE MCKINLEY TARIFF BILL. More Kotaliation Looked For?FoU lowing Wak?of Spain, Gor many and France, Comas Austria With an Attack on the Sugar Duty. Austria-Hun gar j Expected to Follow the Example of tho Other Powers?Spain's New Move. Wabhixqto.v, D. 0., Dec. 27.?The state department is not yet at aa end oi its troubles growing out of the repeal of the reciprocity arrangements mode under the termi of the McKinley act, and more retaliation is looked for. Spain has already imposed upon ua the maximum discriminating tariff and Germany has prohibited our beef and other great staples entry into the empiro. France is by no means disposed to accept the situation her sugar trade is placed in by tho sugar duty, and now tbore are strong intimations that the new Austrian minister, who has not yet even presented his credentials to the President, is charged to begin an attach upon this same sugar duty almost immediately, and if concessions cannot be secured it is expected that AustriaHungary probably will follow tne example of Germany in retaliating upon the United States. The government of Spain, in an earnest desire to avert the threatened turn! warfare between Cuba and tiiw United State*, has uuder serious and fav >ral)ie consideration the cession to Cuba of the privilege of arranging hor own revenue budget, including tariffs witli the United States. This Cuban budget is to bo subject to the approval ot Spain. Iho negotiations uow progressing at Madrid are partly ou these liues but the ,etate department authorities arc proceeding, nevertheless, witn their retaliatory plans, as tliey do not believe Spain's concessions to Cuba can be curried out and made beneticial to us for sometnontli8 to como. The significance of the matter in it? commercial and political aspects is fallv realized. HfcltBEiir- M VlivUK.VT Regnrdlnr >11* Interview With Carnegie on th? Armor Pint? Affair. Washington*, D. C., Dec. 20.?Secretary Herbert this afternoon made the following statement regarding the latei phases of the Carnegie armor plate affair: Mr. Carnegie came into my office and said he had seen my testimony before the naval committee of the senate, and iaxHoated that if tire matter was to go on he would make a proposition that he was willing to anything that wai fair. I told him that the newspapers had only published a portion of my statement before the committeo. I state I to him the substance of what that evidonct> was. I told him it had beon published by the senate committee and that he could get a copy of it; that i had given it as my opinion that the Quay amendment providing that the $145,000 should be returned to hi? company in case tho plates named should pass the ballistic test enough not to pais; that the fine wan not imposed on tho idea that the plates would not stand the ballistic tost, although I might be mistaken; but whether tho plates stood tho tost or not, i did not think ho waa entitled to the money, because tho fines had been imposed upon the company upon tho ground that it had not made tho olutes as much bettor than that test would indicate it could have done. I re/erred .VIr. Carnegie and his frionds to that printed testitnouy, and they left without making to mo any definite proposition, and without saying ruiythingabout suing the government. I told Mr. Carnegie that so fur as the debt wai concerned the payment of that line was considered a* a linal settlement of the question of damages. HAD NOTHING TO HAY. Sncrotnry I'tirlUIn Sllout on tlic Xnw Currrnc:y 8cl<oiae'? liiTret on thn lloml Isrtue, but Mr. CurtU Talk* About It. Washington*, D. C. Dec. 27.?Sooretary Carlisle had nothiug to say to-day in regard to tho published statement to the effect that the now currency plan, it was thought, wai responsible for the Jocline of the price of the new isHue of bonds to a point below the syndicate price. Assistant Secretary Curtis was of the ooinion that the pending currency bill had little if anything to do with tho matter. Tho fact that some of the email holders had liquidated their bonds he regarded us not significant. In many cases tlie-o liquidations he thought wore for tho purpose of raising money with which to meet obligations falling duo January 1. In .Mr. Curtis' opinion thero was no liguiilcance in the reported fact that tho lymlicted had sold only 35 percent of their holding*. It was Jiia understanding that many of the large holders, particularly tnnt and insurance companies, had purchased tho bonds with a view to lioldiug them permanently an a security or resorvo. iho bonds with accrued in to rest should uowbo worth approximately 117,510 on the basis of the purchase price. CALLK1> to JAPAN. Kx-SccrAturjr of sOnte Fontnr Inritml to Mrot the Minium Tlirris Wasiiinoton, Doc. 27.?Mr. John W. Cnatnr nr.anrmtnrV of state, has boon requested by tlio Chineso Rovernmont to no to Japan and moot the plenipotontiurios of the forinor government to lid thorn in their negotiations for jioace. He has acconted tiie invitation, and expects to leavo Washington within n day or two, sailing from Vancouver for Yokohama on January 7, unit's* informed o< a delay in the doparturo of Lint plenipotentiaries. Tim Japaitoie government hat been idvised of the appointment, and its minister in thin city has oppressed his satisfaction with it.' Air. Poster desires lo have it understood that lie goo* to Japan purely in a private capacity, ad iin adviser of ttie Chiuoso plenipotentiaries. lie has 110 authority to representor spealc for tho government of the United .States. FIFTY THOUSAND LOST. Uritractlr* Fire at We?ton?U?ary Lowi ( to ItDilngii Meo-Uaif tli* Lass Covered by Insurance. fprcttJ Ditpoirh to the InldUaenrtr. Wsston, W. Va., Dec. 27.?About the hoar of 1:30 this moraine lire vu discovered in the bake shop in the rear of Mra. Mary Dauzherty'e three ' story brick building. Adjoining it ia the atnze of Uriukman's opora house, built of frame and uied an a ware-home to Brannou & Poll's drujj store underneath. This being tilled with oil and other combustible material gave the tire atari and before the alarm wa? thoroughly aounded it had almost burueJ the frame structure and communicated with the stored in the brick block, scarcely giving the merchants time to move their f wares A heavy snow was prevailing at the time, which not only rotarded the work but damaged the goods which were piled into the street promiscuously. It was not long before all hope of savini; Brinkinan'a block was abandone I and 1 Dougherty's bmldinc was in danger. i /Vil uercuiBiiu uuurv nn? iua>in iu gmu I Dnugheiiy'fl and (hen the attention wm directed toward saving the Uiiiten#' ' hank building,which wa< tinaliy arcom' plmhed. Dougherty'*. and Hrinkfuan's > bl tckd wero entirely columned. 1 ho r loss will po**ibly reach $'>0,o00. with in( surance aggregating about one?half that amount. Dougherty's loss ia $10,000, ittmiranco i ?5,500. iirinkman, $-0,0n.i; insurance, ; $5,DOO. iiramion & I'ont $-',500; insurance. $2,000. K. IClein, 517,tKW; insurance. $500J; Philip Frodoribprg Si,000; insurance, $0,50 J; tie a Hivo, $1,000; uo . insurance. NOT MAMiAI'OltY. Die Pop*'* Anli-S?eri*i Society L>ncrn?. Claimed ihue It la lJlftcretiO""iy With ' tlii* ArctibUlio|M. MtssKM'oi.iB, Miss., Dec. 27.?The Journal prints an interview with a 1 high ditrnitary of the Catholic church, wno is close to Archbishop Xreiand, indicating that the papal utterance as to tho secret societies in by no means mandatory, lie points out that in the cardinals loner u?e wurua uro uneu; "1'iiH decree U therefore commended to the archbishops and Dishops of tlie United States atid may be by theso ordinaries carried into ell.?cu" A similar phrase id used in Batolli's letter, all of which, the dignitary maintained, shows that the decree is really a sort of feeler intended to tent the aenti, ment of the church and not to be carried out except as the bishop shall determine in tiia own diocese. Ho pointa out that it ia the archbishops who really 1 rule tiie church in America and unless! ' they chooae to promulgate and eriect, uate the decree it will be practically a dead letter. 1 ANOTHE.i Ml\Kits' SI'IUKE May RpKiilt I "row tlio Itrjectioa of the p * Compiomme Rnte Proposed." ' Pittsbuitoif# Doc. 27.?The miners of the Pittsburgh district havo rejected the compromise rate propoaed at the i delegate convention last week. The 1 vote of the locals was counted to-day, and by a voto of throe to one it wa* decided that nothing leaa than the sixtyi nino cent rate would be accepted. Rei gardieas of this action many of the minora are now working at the lifty-five cent rate adopted by the operators' i association, while others have made individual contracts at different prices below sixty-nine cents. "in nnnvuniinii nf minora ami operators to bo held to-morrow fail 10 accomplish a settlement, another con* vention of miner* will bo ca led to decide whether a strike shall be ordarod. RKllNKl) TO ATTKVD. President Dt'Arunt * ill Not Participate in tJju Conl ConInrmnuo* PirrsnuKGir, Dec. 27.?Preaidont W. P. DeArmit, of the New York and Cleveland Gah Coal Company, has declined to attend tho joint meetings of the minora and operators in thia city tomorrow. To-day tho voto on the proposition to accept 02 cents a ton closed, and it is quite likely that the result i will he announced at the convention. Secretary ?\ arner would not aay anything detinito to-day on tho result. It in understood, however, that a majority ' of tho miners are opposed to working for aixty-two rents a ton. ! IN'li DKCISIO.V I lo the Min?ltcni Dintriut?I'roaldnnt 91c. Ilrulfl 0|i|ioio<i the Reduction. I Massilon*, 0., Dec. 27.?A delegato meeting of the minors of this district held hero to-day to consider tho proposi- 1 tion to accept the rate of wajjea fired by the board of arbitration, but nodecmion traa raachod. President John McBride, of the United Mine Workers, wai present and in a speech ho took a docided stand against tho acceptance of tho terms of tho settlement reached by the arbitrators. He declared that there wan something rotten in the proceeding* of tho arbitration board and expressed the belief t/iat tho cine was undoubtedly made ui> in Cleveland in the interest of the operators. Ho concluded with the remark: "Hold yourselves freo to act, but it would bo just to strike now." u iiil a< ci:iu ir. Tlia New Kilyiir liioiiiomi W'njij Scalp 1 IVr*. ntnl lit tlm .Mali. t PirrsBUuaii, Doc. 27.?The now scale J of wn?oj lor tlio IMtfar Thomson Hleol , works at Braddock, a plnnt of C'ltrncgio i steel company, Inn boon preaontod to the mon. An average reduction of about j 15 per cent i? ir?a?Io. Common labor is reduced from $1 .'10 to $1 20 per day. About tlvo hundred motal carriora are reduced from Itf to t'J cent* per nour. Thorn are nine hundred emplovoi of the now foiin Irit-fi that have been in ( operation, but a nhort time, who escaped reduction*. Two thousand innn r aro employed in tho plant. They will v ai'copt tho now hchIp. 1 ^ j U'onlhxr Porirntfl for TihIbt. h Knr Mr; cooler; werflorly wind*. n For \\V>utii iVnti?viv?iii;i, fair, cxccpt bo.il snow tu'nr ilii? lukon: cooler; norilnv ?tlr wind*. I'.irOhio. fair. oxei?|?f *jiow In tbo enrly t uioruliig; ; uortuerly wiuds tub tkmi'b'tatubk vwflhoav. j n? furiiiahed bv C. Schxbpf. drujwlit, corner G MitUol uuii Fourteenth unMlf. 7 r. :i a p. in .... 2$ ?? in *- ?? 7 n in '.':i c IJn. in 29j Weather?Clmuueable. n THRILLING EPISODE Of the Great Ocean Storm on the Delaware Coaat. CAPTAIN FOSTER AND FOUR MEN liaro an Exciting Experience on the Tug Durham?*omo ol the Men in a Serloan Condition in ConwqiMMice ot their Uattle for ' Life?Further Account* of che General Snow Storm Sweeping Over the Country. (For early accounts of the storm w third pnge.) Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 2?.?One of the most thrillin?ieiDeriencei?coincident with the itorrn wan that of Captain Fontor and hi* crew of lour men on tho tus Israel W. Durham. Coming trom Delaware City to Philadelphia, thov full tho fury of the irale in the mo<t open part of the Dataware river. When off Thompsons Point, a ttuccesflion of heavy luas battered the side and ahortly afterward* the water reached the boilers and quenched the fires. At 2 a. m. alio boean to founder. Beyond reacti of any possible out/ide aid, the men ?'rapped life preserver* around their hodieti and at the lait moment leupod into ttie icy waters. lliev managed to keep cli<e to the sinking craf:, however, and eventually clambered onto the top of the pilot MOU?e% wnicil wa* all mm rnamiuii ab<?vo water, ihere they wo?e ?nnj. pelled to remain tnrotU'h?>U! dm tl??rcest. part of ihu storm, until nuarlv dawn. when more dead than alive, they were picked ut> b>* the tug CimS-lence, which it*elf !ia?l altno-t succumbed to the rhirneutu. the toon are in a -erioiiB condition hut hope is entertained for their recovory. The tug >h a total loss. The storm i?lnv**?I havoc in Camden, X. J., and did duma.'e to the extent of many thouiandri of dollars. I/)no Inland City. L 1.. Doc. 27 ?The northern shore of 1/ing Inland felt the full furv of the storm. I'ho sale blew across the sound, and never*! wrecks and groundings are roport-d. THE STuTIm o\ t lib: COAST. No Sltfim of Abntini; at Atlantic City. Mnmlotvft Uk? n lHjf Lakn. Atlantic City, N. J., Dec. 27.?The coaet storm is raging hero with nosigna of abating. A forty mile gale is blowing from the southwest, piling up the surf along the ocean front. The meadows are like a big bay, with no sight of land for woven miles. The railway tracks are aubmerged and the mails are an hour late. This morning houses on tho meadow side ol the city were atl >ut. The yacht in the^ thoroughfare and are tossing on tho broad expanse of the water-covered meadows. Even nlong Baltic avenue the water ia on a level with the lirat floor*. Over at Brigantino much damaee in bftinttdone. lhia is by far the worat storm thia year. GKRAl' vV(HV DltlFTS From Six to Ten Feet filch In Che Mohawk Valley?A Hie Storm. Amsteudaic, N. Y., Dec. 27.?The worat snow storm since the famous blizzard of 1888 strucklthe town of Mohawk last night It rared all night and all day with increasing fury. Snow to the depth of a foot and a half has fallen ami ha* boon blown by the wind into drift* from six to ton feet in iioight. The New York Central and West Shore roaus nave oeen uiockcu. lmi ouuna have been made to run freight trains and thev are stalled all along the tracks. Passenger trains have been from threo to eight hours Into and two of them were to-day abandoned on the Mohawk division of tho New York Central. The wind is blowing a gala tonight and the snow is badly drifted. Another Sturm nt Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 27.?Another inow storm prevails here. Trains from tho east were all late to-day. To-night tho out-going trains in every direction Anticipate trouble. Thentroot cars suffered only a temporary stoppage last night, but to-night they fear an irresistible blockade. More apprehension is felt over the probability of a flood when tho snow melts than over nil the inconvenience that can come while the snow remains. ^ A TltlPliK Til VGKDV. \ncu?t Pftrmoiicir HtooniM In?nne, Shoot* Two 1'ernou* nod Commit* Snlelite. Xkw Castle, Pa, Dec. 27.?August Permontir, a Frenchman, who was emaloyed at the Peerless Lamp Chimney .actory, last night shot and wounded' Miss Meister. tho daughter of his landady, and Robert Charles, another warder and then blow his own brains >ut Pormontir has for some timo phown n'iilunco of insanity, an?i last ovoning 10 walked into the Meiatar boarding louao and fired two "hots at tho younger iau?htor, noithor of which took otfect. ?oingdown stairs hn shot at the girl's listor, tho bullflt striking her in the left >roant and inflicting a probably fatal vound. Robert Chariot hoard the shots md ran into tho house. i'erinontir .urnod the weapon upon him, shooting Jharles in the groin. The in-nne man nn out on tho porch and firod a bullet nto his own brain. Nothing is known lioro of Pormontir's iiHtory except that he has two sisters ivingin Fostoria, Ohio. The Who I Trml*. Boston, Doc. 27.?Tho Wool and Caton Reporter's annual wool review just ire pa rod says: I ho year 18D4 is in many resnects tho no?t remarkable of tho wool trado and roolon mannfricture, both in the pocuiar anpectn of tho cuino of trade, and n tho curious consequences that renltod from the varying condition of upply and doinand. Tho amount of wool on hand in Boson December '27, 1894, ia *44,707,550 itMind', of which ill).Spounds aro lomeatic and 5,051,000 pounds aro forign. The total sales in Boston up to I)e- A ember 'JO amounted to 139,833,765 gainst 122,005,000 in 1803.