Buffalo Courier from Buffalo, New York on November 14, 1897 · 17
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Buffalo Courier from Buffalo, New York · 17

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PART .TEiRBE . i ; i i 1 i : BUFFALO. N. Y., SUNDAY, MORNING NOVEMBER J, 3897. ecus MASON WAS LOCKED DP, Seeks to Live at the Fraternity's Expense. TURNER, ALIAS-, M'NEIL. Bow He Wm Ca-ugtat He Was Recently Released from the Worlc-house at Cleveland. Charles F. Sturm, secretary of the Masonic Board of Relief of this city, eaostd an arrest yesterday aftemoou that will be read of with unusual interest by member of the Masonic fraternity in all parts of the United States and Canada. For some time past u number of shrewd impostors have been traveling from city to city, and under the cloak of Masonry have succeeded in obtaining funds and assistance in various forms from members of the order. To protect the fraternity ' from these outrageous practices, the General Masonic Board of Relief, of the I'nited States ami Canada, inaugurated the Issuance of what is known as a "warning notice." a copy of which Is mailed each month to the secretary of every Relief Board. This letter gives the names of every impostor reported to the general body, with a full description of each one. Turner, Alias McNeil. Last July the name of Duncan C. Turner, alias McNeil. OO years or age, appeared ou the warning notice. The notice stated that this man went about claiming membership in the order and obtaining money from various jht-sons. A more recent letter announced thaf be hud been arfj-stod in Cleveland nd sentenced to the workhouse for sixty days, fop working his swindle In that city, lie recently regained his liberty aud a still later circular stated thit he was on his way East, all Relief Boards being instructed to keep a sharp lookout for him. Wanted to Find a Miwn. About 4 o'clock yesterday ufternoon as Mr. Henry Cutting of this city, an ex-member of the jocal Relief Board, was conversing with a friend at the entrance to postal station A on William Street, a well-dressed man, apparently 45 years of age. approached th pair, and asked-; Mr. Cutting's friend if he knew where he (the fetrauger) could find a Muson. Before the gentleman had time to re- !ply, the stranger added: "I do not mean' a stone mason, or a working mason, but a brother Ma'uii. Mr. Cutting's friend, himself a member of the fraternity, replied bj asking the stranger if he was a Mason. . The man answered atflrmatively, 'whereupon Mr. Cutting joiwxi in the .conversation. and upon asking the '. stranger a few questions, learned- that ;.he was in quest of aid. claiming to have 'just arrived in the city and fallen into '; a little ill luck. Mr. Cutting then wrote the address of Secretary Sturm of the Relief Board on a card and advised the stranger to call upon him. Secretary Sturm fteeognlied Him. Half an hour later the man presented -himself at Mr. Sturm's furniture store, No. 202 East Genesee Street; and presenting his card, told Mr. Sturm a pitiful tale, which he concluded with an appeal for orwnieh itinnev to ttllce him to N'eW iYork. On hearing the man's name, Mr. Sturm almost leaped from his neat in surprise. Here was Turner, alias McNeil, the very man for whom the Masonic Relief Boards had been ordered to be on the qui vive. . He at once accused the man of being a swindler and an impostor, telling him that he khe-.v of his operations in Cleveland. Toronto and Briar Hill. X. J. The fellow's face turned deathly pa, and a sickly expression overspread it. ;IIe at first denied having ever been in the cities named, but upon being confronted with the letters giving his ag description and a detailed account of his doings, he weakened and admitted all. Turned Over to the Police. Mr. Sturm then tcld the impostor that It was his duty to turn him over to the police. On hearing this Turner, wept and : begged most piteously to be let go, promising to leave the city at once. Mr. Sturm wa obdurate, however, and de- spite the mall's prorestationK.' ho called : an officer, and had him sent to the I'earl 'Street Station. The prisoner said his occupation was that of a steward, and that his home -was at Ogdensburg. where he' claimed to have a wife and family. He was charged with being a tramp. Mr. Sturm wns seen by a Courier-Record reporter some time after the arrest. He was highly pleased over the man's apprehension. "This man Turner is really a dangerous character to have . at large," said .Mr. Sturm- "lie is one of those tramps who travel a'nd gain a livelihood under the cloak of Masonry. We had leen looking for him for a long time, and the fraternity will feel relieved at his icapture." ' Y. M. C. A. MASS MEETING. There will be a mass meeting in the Interest of young men, in the Eut Presbyterian Church on South Division Street this evening at 7:43 o'clock. Addresses will be made by John F. Moore, railroad secretary, International Committee, Y. M. C. A.; H. I). Dickson, general secretary. Central department; F. II. Thatcher, general secretary. Exchange Street railroad department, and the pastor of the church, the Rev. Henry Ward, D.D- The meeting is under the auspices of the railroad department and in observance of the week of prayer for young men. ADDRESS BY PROP. DE GARMO. President Charles DeGarmo of Swarth-more College delivered an address on "The Social Side of Education," to about 1,000 teachers yesterday morning in the assembly room of the Masten Tark Hieh School. Brief remarks were made by Supt. Emerson and M. A. Root, -resident of the Principals' Association and a musical programme was carried out by the High School Orchestra. After the lecture Principal Fosdick took the teachers on a. tour of inspection through the building. '." OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY. Harry Fish, whose home is at No. 102 Gatchell Street, wishes to contradicMbe story published a couple of days ago. to the effect that Special Ititer of the Eleventh Precinct was seeking to arrest mm on the charge of stealing a diamond ring from his siter and giving it to a woman named . Elsie Arno. Mr. Fish says that the woman stole the ring from him; that lie promptly had ber arrested and that the police recorded the nng from a pawnshop, where she had sold it. ENGINE KILLED HIM. John Barowlk, a Polish cnrP7 employed in the yard of the New lors Antral, was struck by an engine w at. work on the tracks near ljalley Avenue yesterday- morning, and tasUHtiy kilkd. He wai 42 year of age and unmarried. . . ' GOOD SHOWING. The Quarterly Report or the Bu.lJra.lo Railway Company. The reDort of the Buffalo Railiway Comnanv for the ouarter endiner Sentem- I ber 30th. shows a nattering increase in j receipts over the same period last year, I an indication of improved business condi tions in Jzsunaio. me gross earnings were $387,875 and operating expenses $176,240, leaving the net earnings $3:02,-C35, an increase of 18,t73 over 189G. The fixed charges were $108,344,, and the surplus $100,179, which is $13,367 in excess of that of last year. DIRNBERGER DROPPED. Removed from Office as Chief Inspector of Customs. Michael P. Dirnberger has leen relieved from his position -as chief inspector In the office of the Collector of Customs. The order came to the collector about a week ago, from the Secretary of the Treasury, and Gen. Doyle said that he knew no reason for it, unless the ofBee was to be abolished for the purpose of reducing expenses. I Mr. Dirnberger, however, heard some time ago that a charge, alleging neglect of duty, had been preferred against him by Special Agent Whitehead of the Treasury Department. He asked that a formal charge be made against him, in order that he mipht make a defense, but heard nothing more about the sub ject until ae was dropped. Mr. Mirn berger will probably make no legal jections to his removal. ob- DA1I1TY FRED KATOLL Most Refined and Styl Prisoner in the Jail. sh Yet He Is Charged with One i of the Most Savage Murders in Local Annals. i Fred Katoll, the son of the greenhouse keeper at No. 121 Linwood Avenue,! is the leading exponent of fashion in ithe Erie County jail, where he is now keld for the murder of his father's friend, Eugene O. Ledat. Everybody rememlers the bloody ;s-sassination of the Frenchman in the greenhouse in the rear of Katoll's house on the afternoon of Sunday, September 19th. Such a ferocious murder had jnot been committed in Buffalo in many j a year, ami the public wondered what sort of a man youlig Katoll could be. i From a careful -scrutiny of him yesterday afternoon, as he paced iu jthe bull pen at the jail, the observer would say that he was the last man in jthe worjd to do such a deed. j With a stylish negligee shirt, a well-fitting suit of jrrey clothes, a high tarn-down collar and black silk. bow. he looked more like a man of fashion than a brutal murderer. , j III his hll ttnnlinlo hu tvnrn n tlIJa.i- rose, and his blonde hair was parted carefully in the center, while his cheeks were as pink as a girl's. Of all i:he prisoners in the jail, Katoll looked the most refined and most harmless. Rut the low-browed wretches ther- the ulen who looked like murderers, but were merely thieves instead kept aloof from him. v j For some time he wnlked about the pen with his hands in his pockets, piuf-fiug at a fragrant cijrar. and then! he carelessly leaned up ajrainst the grating which surrounds the entrance to the pen. "Have you got anything to sav ahmt your case, Katoll?" asked a bystander. .ot a wora, -lowered he. "I've had altogether too much notoriety for my ren of mind, and also for my farailv. I don't care to talk to anybody, lenstjof all to newspaper men." . j "Your confinement doesn't seem to iaf- fect you much. You look better tljan yon did when yon came In here." "Do I?" queried Katoll with a snr. "Well, jthat don't interest me. This is'nt any health resort, and I didn't coime here to improve ray looks." ! And then he turned his back a'nd walked a way; i DISTRICT CONVENTION. Epworth IjeagTie Delegates Elect Officers and Transact Otlier Business 'Asbury Church was well filled 9 o'clock yesterday morning, when the Epworth League of the Buffalo district bejran the second day of its convention. Following the devotional and song Service, was the roll call of the -chapters, which included a short report on the condition of each. i . The Rev. Dr. George S. Davis tailed on "Our European Mission . Work," paying particular attention to Bulgaria,hn whicli country he formerly worked. Under the topic, "Whatsoever," Mrs." J. ll. Phelps read a paper on league work, j A question box. conducted by John 3A. Jones, was passed just before the close of the session. v The afternoon session began with the regular religious exercises, after which Miss Gertrude M. Bacon read an entertaining paper on "The Literary Department and Its Possibilities." which was a plea for more good libraries, reading clubs, and lecture courses in the leagu.es. Miss May T. Churchill then rpoke ton "Ofcr Juniors," ind the methods of working among the children. j After the Reports of officers and committees, the election of pflicers for the next year took place, resulting in selections as follows: President, 'the Rev F. II. Coman, Buffalo: first vice-president, James A-. Clark, Buffalo; second vice-president. Miss Alice M. Metz. Eden; third vice-president. Miss Edith F. Countryman, o-wanda; fourth vice-president. Miss Grace Pheips, Kenmore; recording secretary, Lewis Geers. Lancaster; corresponding secretary, Miss . Francis Guile, Buffalo; superintendent of junior league. Mrs. J. P. White. Buffalo; delegate-at-large, 'xi. H. Bonghton, North Tonawanda; treasurer, W. T. Harris, Buffalo. i The Rev. F. II. Coman then closed the afternoon meeting with a consecration service. f In the evening the Rev. Dr. A. w. Hayes, pastor t the Asbury M. IE. Church in Rochester, delivered his address. "Principles of the U. S. Life Saving Service applied to Soul Saving," before a large audience of the delegates and their friends. ' j . v THE CLETVLAND BOATS, j City of Buffalo, C. & B. Line, will make a ppecial trip to Cleveland tonight, leaving her dock foot of Illinois and Ohio streets at 8:30 p. .. arrivmg Cleveland 7 a. m.. and will resume regular trips .on Tuesday, Thursday -&id Saturday for remainder 0f season, beginning Tuesday, lGth instant. , ; SOOOPER MAIMED. At the cxaworiii levator yesterdjay Martin Burke of Iso. 45 Marvin Street, a scooper, had a foot cut off by the hoisting apparatus Ion the steamer Empire City. He vran' taken to the Emergency Hospital, i I WEST SHORE TIME CHANGES, f On and after Snnday, 14th lnt., the "Boston & New York Express'- win leaveTnt 2:35 a. m.; the Buffalo and Syracuse local at 7:00 a. m.. and the Chicago and Nw York Express at 8:10 a. m., the Albany 4ind Buffalo local will arrive at i:3o p. m. Alt other traiua remaia the same uatU fuxtaer notice. " - Missing Since a Week Ago ! Yesterday Morning. BAY OF THE BIG STORM. Possibility That May Have Been Drowned The Police Can Find i No Trace of Him. -. One week ago yesterday morning John E Biersback, 32 years of age, whose home was at No. 303 Sycamore Street, disappeared, and his family is now anxiously awaiting information regard- incr him. : Though they do not confess it, the members of the. mlssinjr man's family fear that he was drowned the day he went away, for that was the day of the big gale, and when he was last seen he was leaving Ohemig's Grand Island ferry, which is about a mile below the foot of O'Neil Street. - Biersback was. six feet in height, and walked with a slight limp, his left foot being slightly deformed. He was of slender build, and when last seen he wore a black moustache. He was dressed In black clothes and a black derby hat .Where Last Seen. Last night his sister said that he left the house early that Saturday morning, ostensibly to co to work at Strootman's shoe factory on Carroll Street, where he was employed. He didn't go there, as Was afterwards learned, but a few hours later he appeared at Ochmig's place where his brother was employed as a bartender. ' For a number of hours he remained about the place. and shortly after 3 o'clock went away, telling his brother that he was going home. U Since that moment it has been impossible to get a trace of him. When he didn't come home, his relatives became alarmed, and the nonce were notihed. Capt. Whitcomb of the Sycamore Street Station said that he would do all he could to find the missing man, and he warned the relatives not to tell any re porters about the matter. "We'll find him by Thursday, if pos sible." said the captain, "and if we don't. I 11 put , it in the papers, and possibly that may do some good. Police Found So Trtee. But the police didn't get any trace of pierbnek. and they managed to koep tho fact of his disappearance a secret until yesterday afternoon, when a Courier-Record reDorter learned of it. .:: It is hard to understand where the missing man is, unless he was drowned, for, as far ns his; relatives have any !i i a-uge, uiere a uu itasuuw "'Y Hot in any difficulties, and he wai not a uian of morbid oispositiou. There is a possibility that he was taken sick somewhere, and is now delirious, ana Unable to tell where, he belongs and what his name is, and,there is also a, .possibility that he started lout iu a rowboat or sailboat and was strlick by the storm and swamped. i : Miss Biersback and her father are nearly frantic with grief over the man's disappearance, and j the grief is accentuated- iust at this1 time, for it was a year ago to a day, that one of his sisters aiea, ana me iaiiniy wen- uu i ! Ox mat saa event wueij ue was uiioscu j MISSING PHILIP KORN. tlody Recently Found at Palmyra ; Was Not His. V All hope of obtaining any trace of Philip P. Korn, who has been niissmK from his home at, Jefferson Street1 and Myrtle Avenue since May 31st, has been abandoned by the family. : In a visit to Snenceruort. N. Y.. a few davs ago. a son of Korn ascertained that the man who was buried there recently and whose description was supposed to correspond with that of the missing man, was not his father. I The man who : was found lying along a railroad track i was shorter by three inches than Koru.whose height was five feet, seven inches i i DOESN'T LIKE IT. justice Titus Speaks of Thankless Duty. Xo Pleasure In Deciding the Contest Between White and Sheehan for Alderman. In all probability the controversy over the election of Aid. White of the 1st Ward will not be settled until a recount has been made of all the ballots cast in the ward. At the hearing before Justice Titus in Special Term of the Supreme Court yesterday nothing was done and again the matter was laid over until Monday- morning at 10 o'clock. During the argument of the case yesterday, Attorney Seward A." Simons said he thought the best thing to be done un der tne circumstances was to nave a re- ctunt of the whole ward. Attorney Jelli- nek said that would suit, him and his client, to a dot. But Justice Titus said ue aiu not warn to maae u recount oi me vcte in the. entire ward if it could be avoided Mr. Simons did not come into court pre pared to argue a case, lie immediately moved that the matter be adjourned tin til Monday so as to give the Democratic inspectors of the first , district of the 1st Ward a chaiice to sign the police returns, which did not include tne eign teen protested ballots. But Justice Titus did not think that wouid lie right. Air. cimons wpiaim-u iuyi iiie ponce returns showed that 280 ballots had been cist for White and 136 for Sheehan "n the district and that the police retnrns had been sijrnd by all of the inspectors; that in consequence of this the only contention was as to the validity of the v-ighfleen marked ballots, which were claimed void by th Democratic i inspec tors, but were counted by the Republi- cans, tie sum itufu we injuce returns i bid rieeu n i; iiipw:jor ajtreed that the eighteen ballots should not be used and that they were Maid aside, but that subsequently they -were again taken up and counted in, twelve itn,!i four for Snpenan nnd IIT'l I blank, lie tnougnt u tue court couia see just the eighteen ballots and pass on them that would settle he whole ques- Jlu" holding thematter until I Monday Ut.r tnHoe Titus s.iid: m,v'h e irard to the protested ballots, I do not care to pass on their validity or invalid. ui. . i a tnanK ess ana unpleasant I duty aud I see no occaaioa tor it at tee J present time" ' j A ALLEGED WIRETAPPERS HELD. Brought from Clarence Hollow to the Jail SOME TALK WITH TOOLAN. Ijtfce the Other Prisoners, He la ReticentSays He Worked for the .' Evening World. The preliminary examination' of the four i alleged wire-tappers. Melville, Toolan, Mulvey and McMahon, was concluded at Clarence yesterday morning! and, resulted in the holding of the men for the Grand Jury, bail being fixed at $1,000 in each case. All the' State's evidence had been in since Friday night, a'nd yesterday the defendants were , given an opportunity to present their side, but they declined. Attorney Hatch made a strong plea for his clients, asking that they be dis charged. He argued that the State had made no case. Jn the hret place. He said that the; ownership of the wires in question had not been proven, and he claimed that no evidence had been presented to show that the defendants had tapped the wires. Frederick Haller of the District Attor ney's office argued the case for the State briefly, concluding by asking the Court to hold the men for the Grand Jury. Held for Trial. Justice Parker listened to both sides with due attention, and at the conclusion he promptly announced that the cases should go to the Grand Jury for further investigation. The prisoners took the decision with that same air of nonchalance which has characterized : their actions ever since they Were taken into custody. Brought to the Jail. The quartette, guarded by as many constables, were marched to the railway station, where they boarded a train for Buffalo, arriving here at 10 o'clock. All the lawyers, Western Union employes and others interested in the case, accompanied the prisoners on the trip to the city. They were taken at once to the jail, and placed iu separate cells. A reporter for The Courier-Record visited the jail later in the afternoon and succeeded. in obtaining interviews with Toolan and Melville, the other two being asleep. ; roolun was at first not inclined to tajk lu f.lct he sent down a note in response, to the reporter's request for an interview, declining. The note, which was in splendid cnirograpny. reads as follows: "Should be pleased to give you a story, but under the present cir- cumstauces consider it unwise. Any- thinir that enri be said mav I had from our counsel, Mr. Hatch. Thank you." Talk vlth Toolan. The; Interviewer persisted, and was admitted to th jtier on which Toolan's cell is located. Toolan is a fellow of pleasant appearance, apparently about HO vciitu tf .irri, I tiri1 rf vrolloti t ablrociu He Informed the reporter that he did not care to discuss his case, but if Mr. Hatch would permit it, he would gladly talk. ;' , I j In response ti a Question, Toolan said that his home: Is 1,400 miles from here, but ref used1 t;o locate it definitely. On beingtfisked if he and his companions were telegraph operators, he smiled and shook his head.1 sayinpr: "Xow, my dear fellow, please do not. ask rue -any questions concerning our case, as we are wholly; in the hands of our attorney would like, however, to have you correct the assertion m one of the mornmz pa pers that we laughed in our sleeves at the deputy constables in Clarence and considered them yaps. I want to say tbat We were treated very nicely out there. ; No runs were pointed at us, and we could have escaped had we been so disposed, but ye had nothing to fear, and therefore no desire to run away." What do yon think of the action of justice Parker in sending you to the Grand Jury?" j "I think that; the Justice meant all right, but the evidence did not warrant his action. I understand that he is not a lawyer, and instead of summing up the evidence from a technically legal point of view, he looked at it in-a common-sense way, and our commitment is the result. V Was on the Evening World. Durmg the conversation on various topics, which followed, Toolan admitted that some years ago he resided in New York and worked on the Evening World . there. He would not state in what capacity hie worked. He was fa miliar with many persons with whom the writer is well acquainted. Just before leaving Toolan, the reporter asked him if he had any relatives livinsr. A sad expression came over his face aa he answered: "les, I have a treat inanv relatives, and I j would not for all this world have thenji know that I am now behind prison bats. It is mv first experi ence in such environments. On:v a few days ago I had a letter from home, stat- ing that my wife was ill. I had intend ed to go home on the night on which I was arrested, out now I dare not even write home, fearing that she would find out my present i predicament, and that would Kin ner. - Toolan appeared to be badly depressed while speaking of the illness of his wife, ana seemea to oe very devoted to her. His talk had a ring to it thai appeared genuine. Melville, who lay stretched Jn tne next cell, reading, in response to a question, said pleasantly, but firmly, that he felt obliged to refrain from talking to newspaper men for the present, but in a few days wouia ne prepared to make a state ment for publication. vTTCUT UTC nrUTCtrrne DKUdncD HIS WHISKERS. Smith Didn't Like It and a Fight with an Italian Followed. Becaiise a broom which waa carried on the' shoulder Of I,euis Pulato. an Italian. ; brushed the whiskers of John Smith of the Albany Hotel yesterday afternoon, a fight, mixed up with blood and bad lan- jmage. ensued. Smith received had scalu wound over his right eve - It wna one of .those incidents of street life that make tne spectators, roar with laughter. It was all an accident. Pulato didn't intend that his -j broom should ' brush Smith's; whisker And Smith wouldn't have become angryj and sworn at Pulato if he bad given the matter a second thought. When he swore at Pulato, the Italian necame enraged and deaitn Smith n mow over we nena wrtn tne Droom, in- fllctinjr a wound i from which the blood spurted at a lively rate. Pulato was ar- restedand locked up at the Pearl Street Station on the charge of assault in the itl..l A ;'i BITFFAIX BUTTERPIiIS. W. Jt Cherry has given to the Masten Park High School a choice collection of mounted butterflies, moths and beetles. The insects wm all caught within a radious jot twenty-five miles of Buffalo ana tne enure wora oi arraneiUE?' t-na mcunting the collection was done tjr Mr. Cherry, - j I i EBTBBillDT IS VERY GENTEEL Police Size Him Up as an Accomplished Crook. A VARIETY OF CHARGES. Fondness for Overcoats Paid the Barber With Tdffy An Accusation of Forgery. Quaking and trembling in the grasp of the law, Robert Brandt, a bright young insurance solicitor, passed a bad night in a cell at the county jail last night. He started involuntarily at the sound of every footstep. His eyes invariably turned quickly towards the prison door. Policemen say that the cell that holds Brandt contains one of the cleverest erooks who ever invaded Buffalo. They say that since his arrest yesterday morning, facts have been disclosed to establish his reputation as a criminal to lay hands on whom the law is fortunate. Fond of Fine Overcoats. On the blotter at the Franklin Street Police Station, Brandt is charged with grand larceny. His graft is overcoats. Indications are at he likes overcoats better than pumpKin pies. He was arrested by Detective Geary for stealing a garment worth $55 belonging to George W. Brendel of No. 801 Elm,wood Avenue, the theft; being alleged to have occurred in room No. 41 of the Erie County Savings Bank: Building. It is furthermore claimed that the fellow stole an overcoat from an Episcopal rector at the Orleans Hotel, during the convention of the . Brotherhood of St. Andrew. The rector's, coat. It is claimed, was shipped by Brandt to a cousin in York, Pa., where it was recovered. Ultra Genteel. There was not a flaw in Brandt's dress when the detective arrested him. Ultra fashionable was his clothes, and spick-and snan was his appearance in every detail. His feet, were encased iu shoes that glistened in their enamel finish, and jewelry sparkled from his fingers and bosom. And he possesses an address and dignity of bearing that make such .a man especially danjrerous to a community of law-abiding citizens. Words flow from his mouth in musical accent, and over all plays an alluring smile. He must have been a sleek individual to enter a Seneca Street barber-shop and play such a clever trick on the tonsorial artist who spent an hour or more on his hair and face It is said that Brandt rushed into the shon ha t less, as if he bad Just left a comfortable room In some hotel. His elegant attire and polite man ners assisted him in perfecting the ruse. Taffy for the Barber. His bill was eizhty-five cents. Report Is to the effect that he gave the barber the full force of his musical voice, and smooth words. He paid the barber in high compliment. lie remarked on the excellence of the hair; cut, the splendid shave, and the delicate touch of the barbers hands. "No other man In Buffalo shall ever shave me after this," he is credited with saying. "My, what-fine work! Ah. my dear sir, you are a master of your pro fession, i u oring my shaving set here this minute, and put it in your case." By this time the barber's mouth was split from ear to ear with a smile that would have hurt him in less favorable circumstnnoes. Ilin speech of compliments finished Brandt is said to have gone out of the door with the gentleness of a June zephyr. And he never came back. The barber is wondering where Brandt kept his hat. Brandt has been in the employ of Aird & Co., insurance agents in the White building; When he was searched, letters were taken from his pockets wherein the writers offered him high salaries to solicit insurance for their companies. One of the&e was an offer of $150 a .month. A Charge of Forgery. It is claimed that on September ,1st Brandt forged the name of P. M. Bredel to a check for a smt.ll sum of money. The police believe that further investigation will connect him with other crooked work. JUST CHEWED IT. Engine Finished a Horse and Delivery Wagon. Animal Was Cut to Pieces and Blood Dripped From the Engine Drivers. An engine on the Lehigh Valley Rail road at the Southampton Street cross Ine yesterday afternoon chewed up a horse and a delivery wagon. It was almost a complete annihilation of both horse and vehicle. The railroad track was strewn with chunks of flesh and pieces of wood and iron. Miraculously, : almost, the driver, John N. Peckham. escaped without a scratch. but lie was the most frightened man that has been seen in Buffalo in many a day. His face was as white as a calcium light. and his chattering teeth made known his condition. The horse a ad wagon belonged to the Great Union Tea Company, whose estab lishment ia at Ntf 312 Elk Street. As the engine reached the crossing, Peck- ham drove on the track in front of it. Then he jumped. The force of the engine knocked the horse and wagon about tea feet iu the opposite direction. The engineer could not stop his engine and in a couple; of seconds it was crush- ine its wav throueh the obstruction. ''. Spectators expected to see the engine thrown from the track, but it went through safely.; its wheels and drivers drinning with blood. A laree crowd was on the scene to view the results of the accident. A Quantity oi tea, wnico was to have been delivered to purchasers, was scattered along jth railroad track. SUED THE ACETYliKVE OOIMPANY John P. Jefferson, Marcus M. Jamie- son and Edward D. VTetmore have begun suit against the lAcetyiene Light, riost & Power Company, and are about to secure an attachment against the property of the ! company. Justice Titus vesteraay approver iu uonu i iNHKJ given by . Karrar & Treffts, to idemnif y the defenda-nt Company against loss in case the plaintiff should be beaten. COURIER 11ECORD WALTZES. The Courier-Record waltzes. enmnoaid W Tjeonard S. Soire. will be nln the Mnsic Hall orchestra at each performance this week. . WILL COST 200.000 . Mayor Jewett yeWtdfty signed the res olution1 ror areogmg ithe Buffalo River to the hxDort JUevator. Th work will cost iXXJ.CCO. , . , OB HARRY DOWIHHG DEAD. 1 Found lifeless in Mis Boomr Heart Diaea t Cse. Harry Downing. , a cartman, 88 years of ago, living at No. Front Avenue, was found dead in bed yesterday afternoon. Downing, who had been out during the previous night, retired at 8 o'clock in the morning, asking that he be called at 1 p, m. At that hour a' member of the family went to comply with his request, and getting no reply to several knocks on his bedroom door, opened it and walked in. Downing' s dead body was found lying on the bed. Coroner Kenney wa notified, and decided that death was the result of : heart disease. Downing was well known as a whole-souled, jovial fellow. WOMAN AS A BURGLAR. With a Male Companion She Broke Into a Saloon. According to a1 story told to Jude King yesterday by Louis Dumphey, a, saloonkeeper doing business at No. K) Court Street, James French and Margaret Crowley broke into his barroom some time during Friday night md helped themselves to all kinds of liquor until they became intoxicated. The pair then left the place and wandered upstairs, where they fell on the floor in a drunken stupor, in which condition the saloonist discovered them yester-day morning. j Judge King held the offenders for the Grand Jury on the charge of burglary and larceny. CHASED BY A Many Wen in Hot Pursuit of Charles Kobo. He Ran Well and Only Stopped i When Police Captain Ryan Threatened to Shoot. Charles Kobo, 23 years old, was arrested by Capt. Ryan of the Seneca Street Police Station last evening,, at the point of a revolver, sifter an exciting chase of two blocks. Not only' the police captain figured in this capture, but a band of not less than twenty men followed the fugitive for quite a distance before Capt. Ityan joined them. As it happened in the early part of the evening, many people along Eagle Street witnessed the affair, and much excitement was caused. As the fugitive was. wanted to answer a charge of attempting to assault a young woman, the pursuers were the more eager to catch him, and as they ran, they made known the object of the pursuit -in loud exclamations. Had the fellow bwn caught before the crowd reached Capt. By an, who happened to be standing near the corner of Cedar and Ragle streets, it is not Unlikely that be would have received violent treatment. Capt Kyau was taking a walk through the precinct, and had stopped Jn front of a house in :Eagle Street when he heard the shouts of the posce coming down the street clos" o l the heels of Kobo. At eyery step they seemell to draw nearer to thir victim, and would have caught him anyway. But the captain, aUhough he is suffering from rheumatism, took a chance with the crowd. Kobo dodged Capt. Byau and ran through the middle or tne street. About a block more the fugitive led the captain and the citizens, when Ityan decided to use more effective means to get hira.j lie yelled to Kobo, but he refused to Stop. ThPIl Capt. Rrah drew his revolver, and threatened to shoot if he ran another step. The 111:111 stopped short, and surrendered himself. He was taken to -the station; the crowd following. He gave his name, but refused to tell where he lived. lie said he was afraid to have his folks know or his arrest. The complainant is Ida Lee, who lives at No. 100 Pine Street. The "irl was taken to Police Headquarters and locked up as a witness. SHADES OF WESTON ! Lock port Has a 7 2 -Hour Running ; Eblbition by One Orabim. A dispatch to The Courier-Record from Lockport last night said that James A. Graham of that town had broken the American 72-hour go-as-you-please record by making 417 miles, half a mile more than the record, which was made by Uuerrero at Boston In 1891. Grnh&m Is credited with having made 55, 71. 68. 70. G2 and GO miles, respectively, in the six days. Add them and tbe result Is something less than 417 miles. MORE FROM THE IDAHO. Pieces of tbe Boat and Cargo Washed Ashore at Duntrlc. A special telegram to The Courler-Itecord last night said: The "high winds which have raged for the past few days continue to drive wreckage from the ill-fated Idaho onto this shore. This morning a portion of the stern bearing the word" Idaho of uurraio was louua among tne pieces trewn on the beach. Workmen near the west pier also found two chairs, a couple of mattresses and articles which are. supposed to have been part of ber cargo. No bodies have as yet been found, but If the storm continues as at present. It is thought that about tomorrow some will be washed over here, and the shore is being closely watched. LIKED HIS CELL. 44 Artemus Ward " Not Ltko "The Man from Mexico. "Artemus Ward," a local character of eccentric mannerisms, .spent Friday night in a cell at the Franklin Street Station, and in the morning was allowed to go on a suspended sentence. Artemus told the policemen about the station that the singing and other music made by his companions in the lock-up during Friday night amused him greatly. On Saturday afternoon Mr. Ward was again gathered in by a patrolman and sent on his second trip to Capt. Taylor's hostelry. - " , He remarked as he was being searched: "By gum, old boy, I was so completely taken up by the pleasant environments in that little back parlor last night, that I could not resist the temptation to re-turn. . This is indeed a fascinating place, and' the rats are bo large aud such friendly indeed. I may say affectionate chaps, tbat they fairly charmed me. I went out deliberately this afternoon and dashed down a few dozen hbjh balls in order to tit myself for another night in inch jovial company. t "You fellows may tninn tnat i n joking, but I was never more sincere in my life. Ist night was my first experience behind bars, and I want to say to you that it's lots of fun. j Why, man, it's a regular free circus." 1 ' Mr. "Ward's"; language was almost classical in a police station and created a sensation, but it did not keep him outside the. bars. i SHE BOUGHT A HORSE John F. Eberhardt obtained a Inds- ment of 524.G0 from Mrs. Ida Kaiser, wife of Harry Kaiser, in Part It of the Supreme Court yesterday. The Judz- ment was for e-?y lcacj with which to buy a Lrrrv MOB SACRED SERVICE FOR THE SAILOii At the iCcntral - Churcli cd November 28th. "GOD WAS AT THE WHEEL." Effect of an Old Seaman's Com ment on tbe Iteacue of the Idaho Survivor. . "God must have been at the wheel. When discussing the ' .wreck ' of ti. Idaho .with " a Courier-Record reporter," and commenting in enthusiastic tern i upon the bravery and the seamanship of Capt. Frank Root of the Mariposa, who rescued Second Mate ;! La Force and Deckhand William (iill from the spar of the Idaho, which was sticking out of the water after the steamer had gone down, First Mate George Gibson's . brother-in-law, an old sailor named Jansen, said: , ' i : . "It was the good deed of a brave man and a good seaman, but God' must have been at the wheel." Moved the Sailers Hearts Jaiisen's devout sentiment: went to the -hearts of many sailors, and Cashier Doyle of the Custom -House, who is brought in contact with the captains day after day, was astonished to find how many of the masters agreed - with the . sailor. ' "I don't know that man Jansen," said Capt. Frank Rice of the schooner Amazon, in a conversation with Mr. Doylj, "but he never said a truer word in t!j life. If the Lord wasn't at the Wheel, many a good ship would never come into port, I can tell you. I know, for I've had a number of narrow squeaks myself." ' . As captain after captain appeared at the window of the cashier's department and spoke of the wreck of the , Idaho, and of the marvelous rescue of La Force and Gill, Cashier Doyle quoted to them . the . remarks of Jansen and the endorsement of Rice. ; i Rough as some of them are, there is a vein of reverence beneath the surface in '' all true tailors, and the! views they expressed prompted Mr.'.Doylefto write the following letter, and place it on the desk for the approval of visiting captains: Letter to tb Bmr. Mr. ltett. . ' Buffalo. Nov. 11. 1807. The Rev. Henry Elliott Motr, Pastor Central Presbyterian Church, Buffalo,; X Y. -Slr-The sailor who described the recent rescue on Lake Erie, aud said "God was at the Mariposa's wheel." expressed the' sentiment and trust In Divine Providence which animates every true acaman.and, brought out the susnrestlou for a special service In the 1 house of iod, of all tbe sea-faring men, who may be able to assemble. .' . :, , Understanding you are willing to set firt your large church for the purpose. If a nup-ber of captaluK, engineers and seamen, sb.il Indicate their denlre to attend It. w hereby sign this request for a special union divine service to be held In your church on Sun day evening. November 28th, at T o'clock, and will urge all our brethren who may be in this part on that date to attend the same, v. Yours very respectfully, f Many Signer. '" Every captain who called for his clearance papers signed the letter, the follow-lug signatures being affixed Thursday af- ; , ternoon: J. A. Holmes, master steamer , R. F. Ranney; II. Still, master steamer Seattle; Frederick Howe, master stealer W. M. Eagan: A. E. McGrper, master steamer G. II. Dyer: Frank Rice, master sohooner Amaton: A. K. Hoffman, master barge Hawk; William Cavers, master steamer City of Bangor: R.' J, Lyons, master steamer Empire City; A. Tudi, master schooner II. A. Emery; J, T. Hutton, master steamer 'A. E. Parker; A. E. Lahr, master schooner B. V. Parker; D. N. Sherwood, master steamer l'ridgeon; A. W. Gilchrist, master barge Carbonate; A. II. Gain, master steamer, Bulgaria; John Leisher, master steamer Syracuse: William O'Donnell, master steamer Baltic; John Coulter, master steamer Yale; John Madden, master schooner Xoquehay; Thomas lleikrl-han. master steamer Blancbard; A. XI. McKenzie. master schooner 'Bay City; Joseph Kearns, master steamer Ingell Boys; William Christie, master barge, Lillie May. When the office la the Federal building closed in the afternoon, a copy of tfct letter was sent to Night Collector Will-lam Kelly, whose office is at the foot of Main Street, and whose boors are from. 5 o'clock in the evening until; lO o'clock at night. Another IJst. , Minv mnctnra enllrl St his' fifli r!Trt- the night, and everyone was of the opinion that if something could be done for the sailors, it would be a good thing and they signed the letter. Tbe names on this seeondlist are as follows: . , W. W. Stewart, master steamer Ionia; A. .Oldorff, master steamer -Vulcan; George F. Stiphen. master steamer T. W. Palmer; W illiam McAlpine, master steamer Livingstone; John Massy, roaster steamer Arthur Orr; S. McComb of the Lackawanna Transportation Company; Alexander Clark, TSo. 90 Plymouth Avenue city: J. B. Conrad. No. 800 West Avenue, city; C. "II. Wilson, master . steamer Uganda; T. P. Manuel, master steamer Comstck; William s Williams, master steamer Tuscarora; William Lc-Lean, master steamer J. M.' Nleol: 1J. II. Davis, master steamer Britannic; Ij. Wright, .master steamer Lycoming; E. Martin, master steamer Alaska; Ld-ward Roberts, master steamer Empirs State: John II. Maley. master steamer W. II. Steven: L. E. Boyce, master steamer R. , P. Fitzgerald: D, DriscoII, master steamer Seneca; "William Younr, master steamer Philip Minch; J. It. Landfair, master steamer Republic; Joseph Frawley, master steamer II. J. Jewett; L. Hough, master steamer Pasadena; C. J. Grant, master steamer L B. Bartlett; Norman McGnire. mastrr steamer James Flsk: J. Q Wood, master steamer Thomas Davklson. . i Possible Results, j "I don't know what will be the outcome of the move," said Mr. Doyle, yo-terday afternoon, "but I hope some C--: will be thought of that will be for t.. j mental and mortl uplifting of the truvo fellows wha follow the hard life of a sailor. At present they are the tr. ; hard-worked down-trodden lot of r. - alive, to my way of thinking. Th?y ' ; small wages, and work hard,, and t risk their lives every minute of the c . When they come into port there is place for them to go, and they seek c T some saloon, or low boarding house, e In a couple of days are without r and are in the hands of the pel many instances". ' "Mr. Mott has cheerfully cot:rr.; ' do as the men request, and if s i vices on November 28th call out a c many sailors, as I hope they w'. talk which he will . give . the f have a tendency to make them something better than the exist?-;: j now hare, and possibly it may r: the establishment of a home cr t ; of some kind where the men c i . when in port and can have co-:! .i decent surroundings' . LOST III3 LEFT XXJCT. The left foot of William Cl'rt 3 c " 10G3 Perry Street wps err :' !:: J t - -yine tender at th? I -'; r - , torrrr.cy llz 'M : tated tie fc:t.

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