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THE WORLD. PAGES 9 TO 16. * Circulation Books Oven to All. * NEW YORK, TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 1894. |Two Brothers, Charles and August Schaeffer, Held for Having Caused His Death. FATAL MIDNIGHT EAST-SIDE ROW. Hogan Wai Handsome and Good to His Mother and Sisters, Though the Police Gave Him Bad Fame. KU Hoein, general tough and all-around ncrap- S*J' JS?J T^V , lhe Stal "° Ga "B. "" Killed In » fight'In East Fourteenth atroet at midnight. The above paragraph summarizes the accounf-of a murder on Sunday night as given out by the police. On the top floor of the tenement at No. 226 East Twenty-ninth street a widowed mother, four daughters ana two sons are weep- 'Ing over the body of a handsome boy. He was not known to them as "Kid." 'According to his mother, who is referred to by all her fellow-lodgers in the tenement house as a "hard-working and superior woman," he was an honest lad, who, when he worked as he did until the hard times threw him out of a Job, brought home all his earnings of a Saturday night, and who, since he had been out of employhent, had not failed to come home at an early hour each evening. f He was brought home yesterday afternoon from the Morgue with a frightful .-gash in his throat, and a slash that severed his upper lip. In the Fifth •treet station-house two brothers, Charles .and August Schaeffer, of No. 400 Bast Fourteenth street, are held 9n the charge Of murder, and seven tough - looking youths are detained as witnesses of the TYRRELL TO BE INVESTIGATED. Prosecutor Mclntyre Will Lay tile Affidavits of the Donnelly Jurors Before Recorder Smyth. Assistant District-Attorney John F. Mclntyre said yesterday that he would present to Recorder Smyth to-day or to-morrow the affidavits of James Tyr- reil's fellow-jurors as to his conduct during the trial of James Donnelly for murder last week. He will ask the Recorder to call the attention of the Grand Jury to the charges.against Tyrrell made by Foreman Crawford and Jurors Joseph w. Fegan and Henry Muhlenbruch. The District-Attorney cannot move to set aside the verdict, but Recorder Smyth can set it aside, if he believes there was collusion. If the statement made to Mr. Mcln- tyre yesterday by Juror John W. Hamann Is 9 true there was a most remarkable time- in the jury-room on Friday night, before the verdict of manslaughter was arrived at. Mr. Hamann told Mr. Mclntyre that not only was Juror Tyrrell obstinate, but anxious to fight. Mr. Hamann said he had called to see Mr. Mclntyre to clear himself from all >lame of collusion, if collusion existed, in :he framing of the verdict. "I was one of the two jurors," said Mr. Hamann, "who held out until midnight of Friday last for an acquittal. It was after the . second ballot, which stood ten for manslaughter and two for acquittal, that a rumor suddenly passed among the Jurymen that Tyrrell, who had argued strenuously for acquittal, had been seen talking with Felix Donnelly, the defendant's cousin, and that he was charged with being Influenced thereby. "Just then Juryman Foster, who had grown weary of hearing Tyrrell's argument, said to him, 'I'd like to take a fall out of you.' Tyrrell at once jumped up and said: " 'Begosh, my head's the oldest one here, but I'm ready to. take a fall out of any man in the crowd. Let's have It out right off.' "And Mr. Tyrrell squared away, and put himself in position. While Mr. Tyrrell was making his reply and assuming his attitude, Mr. Crawford, the foreman, executed a clog dance, which he set up Immediately upon hearing Foster's proposition to take a fall out of Tyrrell." Mr. Mclntyre said that besides the above facts he will lay before Recorder Smyth the affidavits of three other per- Washington Heights the Location, Colonial and St. Nicholas Suggested as the Names. SLICES OFF THE HAMILTON ESTATE. An Over-Suspicious Husband Rebuked and His Suit for an Annulment Denied. SIX WOMEN DEFENDANTS, FOUR MEN. Property-Owners Declare They Will Resist the Condemnation of the Land— Senator Cantor's Bill. Two new parks for Washington Heights are being planned for. A bill providing for one has already passed both houses of the Legislature and been signed by Plans Laid to Capture the Bushe Franchise if the Rapid-Transit Commission Approves It. THE IRONWARE ROUTE UP TO-DAY Prior Matrimonial Claims in Two Cases; Repeated Unfaithfulness Charged in Nearly All the Others. IT C 1C C r C COLONIAL PARK. A SAD DAY IN THE HOOAN FAHILY. klll/ng. The preliminary examination I sons,! .who! iswear that.th.ey saw Tyrrell will be had' at Essex Market Police, 1 , n .,°? ri X?!; aatlo . n . 1wlt _ h -Felly Donnelly In Court this afternoon, and although the weapon with which the murder was done has not been found, Capt. Cross Is confident that he has a clear case against at least one- of- the prisoners. • It was a .double, flght that in which young Hogan lost his life. Just how it the corridor of the Court-House. GOT MiXBD IN_THBIB DATES. Hutband and Wife Differ as to the Time and Place of Marriage. Susie Chapman, of No.-444 -West Thlr- J^rtarted will not be fully known until teenth street, made a disastrous attempt •'the witnesses testify in court to-day, i, to clear ner character In Jefferson Marei but it -will' be shown Edward Korr, of No. 418 East Four-, teenth street, was fighting with August Schaeffer in front of the Schaeffer tene- ttiat whilei one I ket Court yesterday. She was arraigned Saturday on the charge of loitering on the streets; preferred by Policeman GH- martin, of the Mercer street .sta- ment, Charles Schaeffer was seen to rush upon Hogan and wrestle with him until the middle of the street was reached. At that point 'the latter fell, with blood- streaming from his face and throat. Somebody called Father Driscoll from the near-by Church-of the Immaculate Conception, and the sacrements were administered to the dying lad. In the meantime Korr had broken from the other Schaeffer-with' a painful but not dangerous wound in his back. Officers from, the Fifth street station-house arrived In, time to take Korr to-the sta- where his wound was be h dressed, and to died. The only wo were: "Please tell my mother.'.' "The Schaeffers had meantime retreated into their house, but they were taken ' into custody, just as they were preparing to get into bed. It Is agreed on all sides that the tragedy of Sunday night grew out of a difficulty that occurred Christmas night last, when William Schaeffer, an elder brother of the two prisoners, was found bleeding in the hallway of his home. He charged Hogan with having assaulted and robbed him, and caused the latter's arrest,who on Schaeffer's testimony, *-as held for the Grand Jury. Subsequently Sehaeffer appeared before the Grand Jury and withdrew the charge against Hoean. The Schaeffers claim that this action was taken because of the appeal of Mrs. Hogan for mercy. All the young men had been schoolmates at the School of the Immaculate Conception, and the families were acquainted. The Hogan family declare that the charge of as- pault was withdrawn simply because It was false, and without their Interces^ Blon. Mrs. Hogan was left a widow seventeen years ago, with a family of six children, which was increased two months after her husband's death by . «the arrival of twin, boys., Before that she had had twin daughters, who are 'e*. fcojv handsome girls. By incessant labor th,e poor woman was able to give all her i'i children the rudiments of an education. •' - Their home is as clean as can be. The K" murdered boy, worked for several years * Jn ,%the plumbing establishment of ,T. »K Swain, at Fifth avenue -and Seventeenth street, and Is there spoken of as having been good-natured and Industrious. He „ vould have been twenty-one next Dec!*' "pration Day. .He did not leave the,house ™ on Sunday until nearly 6 o'clock lq the afternoon, and had been occupied up' to " * time In working out a -prize puzzle _ hjs pretty sistei-f. A young'girl, of isMelr'-aqp.ualntance says,, that she -was BS "J» him until 9, o'clock, parting with a-atvthe corner of-Third-avenue and Fwenty-slxth street. It was between! 11 »and 12 o'clock that the murder took place. Jane Hogan, one of the sisters, " Clares that she' met one of the Schaeff- brothers on the street several months »0/, and that he said to her: "I'll give ouKtbrotrter a good thumping yet." ^•--jlea and August Schaeffer have but little since their arrest. They having "had a knife, and declare vjtheiflsht between tnemselves and •"''ana Korr was begun by-the lat- pllce give" Hogan a very bad tlon. She protested that she was a virtuous woman and that an awful mistake had been made. She said she could grove her'respectability'by her employer, upt. Morrison, of the bottling works in Hudson street, between Twelfth and Thirteenth streets. Justice McMahon adjourned the-case until Friday. Mr. Morrison testified that the woman and her husband had worked at his factory for. two months, and he was convinced an error had been made. Policemen Gllmartln, Gllllgan, Leeson and Petermann and Detective Bonnoll, of the the Governor, and the bill providing for another has been introduced by Senator Cantor. The park already authorized Is to be known' as Colonial Park, and provisions are made in the law for the acquisition by the city of the property included within the prescribed boundaries. When laid out Colonia.1 Park will extend from One Hundred and Forty- fifth street to One Hundred and Fifty- fifth street, be bounded on the east and west by Edgecomb road and Bradhurst avenue. The city authorities are given the power to begin condemnation proceedings at once. The park proposed by Senator Cantor's bill will be called the St Nicholas. As described In the bill. Its boundaries' will be as follows: "Beginning at a point on the westerly side of. St. Nicholas avenue, where the southerly side of One Hundred and Thirtieth street, if extended, would Intersect the same; running thence northerly along the westerly side of St. Nicholas.avenue to the southerly side of One Hundred and F.orty-flrst street; thence westerly along the southerly side of One Hundred and Forty-first street to' the easterly side of Convent avenue; thence southerly along the easterly .side" of Convent avenue 740 feet 6 Inches to a point thereon where the centre line of One Hundred and Thirty-eighth street, If extended, would Intersect the same; thence westerly, crossing Convent avenue, and along the said centre line of One Hundred and Thirty-eighth street to the easterly side of Tenth avenue; thence southerly along the easterly, side of-Tenth avenue to the centre line of One Hundred and Thirty- Marriage and Its consequences occupied a good deal of the time of the Stale Courts yesterday. Justice Truax, of the Supreme Court, handed down a decision refusing to grant Dr. James J. Conca-nnon an annulment of his marriage to Lilian Con- cnnnon. Dr. Concannon charged that he had been grossly deceived by his wife. She denied his charges, and said that she left him because of his cruelty. In giving Judgment for the wife, the Judge sa'icl that there was no evidence to show that she was In a delicate condition at the time of her marriage. Suspicions were not evidence, and could only have arisen In the mind of a nervous. Irritable, unreasonable man. "The innuendo of a scullion,- the fact that a Sfrvant-glrl when questioned would not tell anything, the laugh of a man on the opposite side of the street, the smile of a man peeping on the same side of the avenue, are enough to convince the plaintiff that his wife Is unchaste." Dr. Concannon Is a pnctlslng physician at No. 372 West Thirty-second street. His wife Is said to be supporting herself by giving music lessons In a Western State. Justice Andrews, of the Supreme Court, denied a motion of Edna B. Allen for alimony in her action against John Allen, the former landlord of the Hotel Hamilton, for a divorce, on-the ground that he has not enough evidence as to the defendant's means to fix a sum which he should pay. He also denied a motion of Allen for a commission to examine himself In St. Louis. The Judge says that he has gone out of the Jurisdiction of the court, and should not put his wife to the expense of having counsel at St. Louis. Subsequently Justice Andrews appointed William D. Gray referee to take testimony as to the amount of alimony to be paid. As an additional act of the -Allen drama, Glen B. Harris began an action yesterday In the Supreme Court to recover J970 from John Allen, for necessaries, includlns board and lodging, furnished to Mrs. Allen from Oct. 1, 1892, to date. Edward M. Mathlas told Justice Andrews that he wanted his marriage annulled. He said that his wife was young Facts Showing that The World's Warning of the Contemplated Deal Came None Too Soon. Lattemann Company's Fair Button- Sewers Dance When Not on Picket Duty. HOW THEY GOT RID OF ONE PADRONE, The Rapid-Transit Commission will meet to-day at 2 P. M., at No. 22 William street, and the Bushe plan, which The World'exposed March 1, will come up for consideration. The World's warning did riot come too soon, for the preparations t» purchase the franchise for the plan have, been completed. Lawyer Edward Lauterbach, who represents the Brooklyn L syndicate which wishes to buy the Bushe plan, with the addition of a franchise for building a crosstowr L road from river to river, said yesterday that he had been reinforced by certain capitalists from the other side, and that the money was ready to buy the franchise and guarantee the building of the road. He said he might possibly announce w.hose these new members .ot the syndicate were to-day at the Rapid-Transit Commission's meeting. The Brooklyn "L," syndicate Is composed, among others-, of Simon and Fred- •erlck Uhlmann, the hop dealers,- of No. •69 Broad street; Arlolph Ladenburg and -his partner, Tnalmann, of Ladenburg, Thalmann & Co., the bankers; all interested heavily in the Brooklyn Elevated Railroad. Mr. Lauterbach first announced that this syndicate would bid on the Bushe franchise at a meeting of the Rapid- Transit Commission In January. The World at the time showed that the Uhlmann's on their own statements, were The Girls Are Especially Angry at Their Superintendent, Who, They Say, Offered Ttem a Gross Insult. The sontlmci:t that evoked the most applause at the meeting of strikers from the John J. Lat- tcmann Shoe Manufacturing Company yesterday afternoon was, "Say, Mr. President, ain't interested iHallroad. In the Manhattan Elevated and Frederick Uhlmnnn In- and pretty,- arid that the on July 16 last. Immedfatel; were married 1 ly after the '.„„ I Central .Office, testified that the woman -a" ! ,,, n o ,-!!„,.„„,, tn v,i,, g ne Dro i te down and The woman said she was married eight years ago in Lynn, Mass., and her husband was' in court. Justice McMahon called him to the bar. ' "Is this woman your wife?" he was asked. . , . • "Yes." "When were you married?" "Six years ago, In Newburg, N. Y." Mr.* Morrison looked -dumxounded, and he made no protest when Justice McMahon held the woman in 1500 ball for good behavior for three months. BYRNES LEOTURESJTHH CAPTAINS. All Are Threatened with Charges if Disorderly Places Are Not Closed Up at Once, ; Supt. Byrnes summoned all the police inspectors and captains to Headquarters yesterday. "It was Infernally hot In there," said an uptown captain after the conference was over. It.was learned that the Superintendant gave his subordinates to understand, in the plainest of English, that he is in command, and that he Intends .to enforce' discipline regardless of any- Dody's "pull. J1 He pointed out that it Is the duty of precinct commanders to enforce the laws against vice and crime, and they were i agali told i that disorderly or gambling places of any character, in any precinct, no matter by whom they are run or backed, must be suppressed. It makes no difference, he said, If they are run as cafes, private clubs of places of amusement. > If it becomes necessary for the central office to Intervene In any case, he said, the. captain of that, pre- .clnct will be put on; trial-before the Commissioners. . ', ! . The Dog-Show Pickpockets The cashier at Doris's Museum, on Eighth avenue, received several complaints about pickpockets Saturday evening. ,' He Bent word to Detectives' Hay and Curry, of the West Thirty-seventh street station. They came alone and recognized the gang that had worked thedogbhow. Waiting till they .were bunched, the detectives .pounced on them. Tu» got away, Thev arrested three, who gave their name? as William Skerry, twenty-two- years »ln, of No. 63 Went Nineteenth street; William Johnson, twent5--one,.ot4Mo,'2id J 'ait .Third itreet, - and Max Haufmaui' seventeen yean, of Up. S21, Snslj fiixHf&UtttfetjA'-nuip*, tolen ' sixth street; thence easterly along the centre line of One Hundred and Thirty- sixth street and crossing to a point on the easterly side of Convent avenue, where the said centre line of One Hundred and TV.lrty-slxth street, If extended, would intersect the same; thence still easterly along the same line to the centre line of St. Nicholas terrace; thence southerly along the line of St. Nicholas terrace to the southerly side of One Hundred and Thirtieth street, If extended; thence easterly along the southerly side of One Hundred and Thirtieth street, if extended, to the westerly side of St. Nicholas avenue, at the point of beginning." Much of the land thus described belonged at one time to Alexander Hamilton. It was left by his will to his wife, Elizabeth Hamilton, and three blocks north of the park the old Hamilton mansion is still standing. The property-owners who hold the titles to the land embraced within the boundaries of the proposed park have decided to protest, and Lawyer Ira Shafer, of No. B9 Liberty street, has already presented a written statement of his objections. "Two parks are not needed on Washington Heights," said Mr. Shafer, yes•---•--- — J »•-- neople who own real ceremony she.told him that she'had been married before, and that her n band was still living. Robert A. Blake, who keeps a boardinghouse at No. 432 Seventh avenue, asked to be divorced from Sadie Blake. They were married In 1879 and have five children. She left him a year ago, saying that she had gone with a handsomer man, Isaac Solomon by name. Mrs. Anastasla Plessner, a very handsome woman, wanted nn absolute divorce from her husband, Paul Plessner, a trav- olUmr salesman. They .were, married In Buffalo In 1878. and have one child. They separated three years ago, and he has refused to support her since last May. An affidavit-from a woman who had been with Plessner at a hotel In this city was Introduced In evidence. Thomas'E. Fielding asked to be freed from Harriet FleldmR-. He says that "ViM ,'? r ? t h «sband, cflmrles Ibbltt, is still living. She asserted that she was divorced from Ibbltt under the Englls law, as he was a felon. Kate Pftlfffir sought freedom froi Emll J Pfelffei on account of allege cruelty and Infidelity. They were ma Hed Feb. 15, 1887. It was shown that h has been living In St. Louis with an other woman as his wife. Castansw Corvatto sued his wife Amata Corvatto, for an absolute divorce and named Angelo Afra as co-respom ent. Decision was reserved by Justlc Andrews in the foregoing cases. Seth C. Strong brought suit for abso lute divorce against his wife. Helen G Strong, before Judge Giegerich in th Court of Common Pleas. They wer married in 18S7. Strong names a doze co-respondents, and was given more tlm to put In further affidavits. Judge McAdam, In the Superior Court denied the motion of Emma Lloyd fo counsel fee and alimony pending he action for a separation against Tnoma Lloyd. The defendant says that the sul was brought for spite, because he mar rled another glrli icitrnL. J lit? ui U^.-SIU'.VII (iluvutfrU road, hlch the syndicate proposes to build, a project of the Bast niver Bridge cautiously said that he hoped the Manhattan "L" C'ompany would buljd the Bushe Ironware road. There was another "nlg-ger In the woodpile," however, besides the Manhattan Interest. The crosstown elevated road. which "-- ' is Company, which proposed the building of the two V bridges. Mr. Lauterbach managed to set Mr. Bushe's promise, In an open meeting, that when the Bushe plani was submitted to the Mayor, the '"•oEstown road would be reported with tt was a clever move, because just at that time tho Supreme Court handed down an adverse decision on the crosstown "L" scheme. By getting the Rapid- Transit Commission's promise to Incorporate it In the Bushe plan, the promoters, got a chance to override the Supreme -Court decision and to push their rpad, which would make another connection long coveted by the. Manhattan "L." This Is not only ragalnst the ruling of the courts, but also against the wishes of the people. pe . _..___ be affected Intend to terday, "and the estate which will .-make themselves heard. The whole thing Is a scheme of Tammany to make fat places for a few favorites at the expense of the people.',' ' Siloon-Keeper Bate's 1285 Doie, A. tired saloon-keeper, Gebhnrdt Katz, wen to sleep In Ills place, at Sixty-fifth street and Western Boulevard, Sunday morning, leaving hlfl overcoat with a pocketbook in it contn in- Ine $266 on u chair. When he awoke the money was • missing, Wm. Kroellch. of No. 888 Amsterdam ayemie, ana Wm. Elllnger, of No.' 02 Amsterdam avenue, were said to have been in the saloon with him. They were held yesterday forfurther examination In Yorkvllle Court, Art Studies in Comparative Religion. The third lecture In the series of flve art studies In comparative religion wss delivered yesterday afternoon in Hardman Hall by Prof J, 1 leopard Corning. . The kubject was '.'Mpt- and Us Symbols in Pagan and; Christian • '*- ' LOST WIFE AND EIGHT CHILDREN. Then Destitute Carpenter HnU Sent Hi Last Child to an Asylum. John H. Mull, a carpenter, homelesi and destitute, applied at Harlem Cour yesterday for the commitment of hh daughter Gertrude, the last_of nine chil dren. , "I lived until two months ago at No 2249 Third avenue," he said. "I was thrown out, and since then my lltt! daughter and .myself have lived about with friends and acquaintances until they are tired of seeing us. I would work for 50 cents a day, but nobody wants me. Gertrude is my last child. Fourteen months ago I had a wife and nine children. My wife died first, then the children dropped off, one by one. Eight died, the last only three months ago." Mull Is a respectable-looking man, and his story had a decided effect on the court-room audience. The girl was sent to the Asylum of St. Vincent de Paul. Labor's Proposed Monster Petition. The work of getting up the petition to the Legislature to provide permanent relief for the unemployed by Instituting iv system of parks, bath-house?, municipal lodging-houses and meeting nails is proceeding rapidly. The petition was started by Dr. Stanton^Colt, who expects to get 50, UOU signatures before March 26. Yesterday he had 22,330 signatures at his office in the House of the Neigliliorhood Guild, No. 20 Uelancey street. They are mainly of members of organized labor. Labor delegates are canvassing certain districts each. Dr.- Colt thinks the Legislature wilt regard the names of 60, UOO potitlcners with awe. Why These Bonds Do Not Bell. Comptroller Fitch explained yesterday why he had been unalle to sell the $1,317,000 bonds for the purchase of the Corlcars Hook Park site., " It is not that the city's credit has become Impaired," he said, "but because these -bonds are -payable one-tenth a' year for ten years, the one-tenth to bo decided by lot each year. People want securities running for a certain length of time, the longer the better. I hope to get the matter straightened out In a lew day*," MISS EIDELBEHG'S KNOOK-OUT BLOW. She Was on Strike, and Did Not Like Hisi Kampt td Be a "Scab," The women employed In Brody & Lederer's Cigar Factory, at Seventieth street and-Avenue A, have been on strike several weeks. There is pretty bad feeling: between them and the women who have been trying to take their places. Fights have been of such frequent occurrence that Police Capt. Strauss has been obliged to keep a policeman on duty continually at the factory. Every morning as the new employees came to work the pickets of men and women 'strikers tried to win them over. One of the most energetic of these missionaries was Miss Annie Bldelberg, of Astoria, L. I. She left her Job with the other strikers when the trouble came, and ever since has been working hard to keep others from taking their places. Yesterday morning sho tried to persuade Miss Lena Kampt, of No. . 198 Henry street, to join the strikers. Miss Kumpt refused to listen to her, and Miss Eidelberg called her a "scab." Following tlilH withering: epithet up, she struck Miss Kampt squarely on the Jaw with her /1st and there was an effectual knock-out. Miss Bldelberg- was arrested. In York- vllle Court Justice Voorhls told her It was a dangerous proceeding to strike a "scab" and allowed her to go. OIRL PICKETS ON DUTY, we going to have some dancing pretty soon ?'' Tho gavel fell shortly afterwards, and there arose a choriiL of feminine voices; '' Get your accordion, Herman, and play us a waltz," Herman responded, and the little dark hall with its dusty floor at No. 04 Hast Fourth street was in the hands of the young women who left their machines and their tables In tho shop at No. 80 South Fifth avenue In response to a call from their Icllow workmen. The waltz was followed by a polka and that by a rcdowa, until at last It was time for the young women acting as pickets to return to their posts again. These pickets are very stern and businesslike when they accost non-union persons who have been tempted to take their places In the shop. It Is hard to resist the arguments of a pretty girl when she Is In dead earnest, and the pickets had a very favorable report to make wlien they came over to Host Fourth street to tell the Master Workmen and the Grand Coun- cillors and tho Walking Delegates and other Knights of Labor what the feminine end of the strike was doing. The dancing Is a resular feature of the strikers' dally meetings, and it forms a very agreeable 'respite from- picket duty. Little Sadie Hardy, whoso dress comes only to her slioetops, but who wears as many capes on her stylish coat as a belle of several su: . sons, - reported that • a man and lib daughter who came from Philadelphia to work for Lattemann, had been turned back with money to pay their fare home. Another beauty, tall and dark, with flushing black eyes and Just the prettiest touch of a soft Italian accent In her voice, told of three young girls who had been sent .to the shop by a padrone. The picket argued with them In their own tongue, and clInched her talk by pointing to the two policemen on duty In front of the factory. The girls concluded that they didn't want to sew buttons on shoes under police protection and ran away to'their homes. given their moral support to tho strikers an would help them financially. A similar repo was made of the Central Labor Union, and was said the "Big Six." tho typographic union, had offered assistance. A letter hi boon sent to John Wanamuker, the I'hllade' phla- tradeimau. asking him to itop buyln goons irom Lattumann. 'We're not broke yet," announced th Chairman'proudly. The girls applaude IniKlcr than the men. '' We believe the strik will be settled before Saturday nlirht," li added. More aprdausc followed, and the Herman got out his accordion aud the wait/ ing begaut The strikers will meet and waltz again at li o clock this morning. According to the state mcntof oneof the girl pickets, the only ne\ opcrnllvai secured by tho [-hoe factory yester day were " a lot of street cleaners.'' OVERHEAD wlR33~OOMING DOWN. The Board of Electrical Control Continues It Work on Broadway. The v Board of Electrical Control is vigorously prosecuting the work o; taking down overhead wires along Broad way. Almost all the work is now In the hands of the board, very few the companies having complied with the law requiring the wires to be taken down. Many of the wires are dead, and the companies prefer to have the city do the work, although In tne end they must foot the bill. The force employed cleared the district between Twelfth and Bond streets yesterday, the work yielding less than half a truckload of wire. The work Is usually without Incident, property owners being glad to get rid of the unsig'htly wires In most cases Occasionally an obstinate one Is met, who yields, however, when the Inspector's badge of authority is shown. "The wires," declared the clerk of the board yesterday, "are a constant menace, and there will be no let up on our part until we reach the Battery. Wherever a conduit exists the board Is determined to force its usage. This applies not only to Broadway, but to every part of the city." STEVENS WAS NOT HARD-HEAETED. So Ho Gave William Sinclair Crewe Money Occasionally. William Sinclair Crewe,-the youth who In the winter of 1882 passed himself off as the son of an English baronet, is charged with larceny by Lloyd Stevens, and the case was on trial yesterday In General Sessions before Judge Cowing. Mr. Stevens, or, as he prefers to be WILLIAM SINCLAIR CHEWE. called, "Dr." Stevens, although he has no right to the title, said Crewe obtained 5(i6.50 from him on May 22 last by representing that he had diamonds In pawn and wanted to get them out. He admitted that he had given money to Crewe at different times because he was not "hard-hearted enough to refuse him." He lived with Crewe at Crowe's flat, No. 45 West Forty-second street, and after he had purchased Crewe's furniture he Installed a young woman there to watch it, so he said. During the examination of Stevens the court-room was filled with effeminate- looking men. The prisoner is of this class. Monday Departs from Characteristic Dulness, and Not a Few Sales Are Consummated. EHRICH BROS.' $250,000 ADDITION. Twenty-one Parcels Sold at Auction—Conv mitteos Named for the Exchange Good Government Club. SALARIES TO BE OUT DOWN. The Telephone Company Raises Its Rates, but Makes Its Employees Suffer. The Metropolitan Telephone and Telegraph Company, has originated a system of rigid economy In'the administration of Its affairs, and beginning March 10 the company will' be conducted with fewer officials and mu'ch less expense. Under the new system the company dispenses with -the services of a score or more of its employees and makes a general reduction In salaries. By this means about $-10,000 yearly will be saved. The offices of construction -and equipments will be of superintendent superintendent of . . __ abolished. J. A. Helvln and U. R. Bethel were superintendents, respectively, of those departments. The former leaves :he employ of the company, while Mr. Bothel is retained in an Inferior capacity. E. W-.. Carritt, the n^w general superin- .cndent, could not explain why, since the .elephone rcte to subscribers has been Increased: from $150 to $240 per annum, a reduction In the salaries of employees was contemplated. Ho On the Hum for Blackmailers. President Wilson,.of the Health Board, said yesterday that. an investigation had been or- ,crcd to discover the truth or falsity of state- ments'ln a printed despatch from Albany to he elli'Ct that householders in this city were jlackuiailed by health inspectors. Mr. WI1- on believes that if miy blackmailing has been one the offenders • ifiavo masqueraded ai lealth officers^ .The'-department'ssystem, lie eclarcd, would make it Impossible for a genuine officer to continue such practice any ength of. time without discovery. Sherman's Way of Being Grateful. John Sherman'was' homeless and friendless, nd George Recce; pi No. 423 'West street, ave him'permission to 'sleep in his room on he nlght)of Feb. '.5; When Keece awoke In 10 morning his 8130 watch and two overcoats ere gohe. ;/ Ihe police learned that Sherman awned<;the wntch for$25 and went to Buffalo, u returned, Saturday and was arrested. In 'flereon Market Court yesterday he was held $1,600 for trial. ' " Expert " Teuton Still at Work. Michael J. Fentorf, the '' labor expert'' nploycd by the Park Department to organize worklng'-gangs, has not been discharged, as •uroored. Hu wav employed 'for thirty days, hich will be up J4arch la Then ne will " STRIKERS DANC1NO AFTER THE MEETING. The padrone his bobbed up In this labor difficulty just an he did in tho scramble for places In Commissioner Andrews's snow shovelling brigade. One padrone was discovered In South Brooklyn, but the strikers made short work of him. He kept a barber shop. Siioe operatives came to his place in response to an advertisement and were told to go upstairs. They found things looking very.dlll'erc'nt from a shoe factory, and when they learned the padrone's design they promptly informed the strikers. Male pickets were sent out to attend to the liar- ber, and they did their work neatly and with despatch. They annoume 1 that they were going to ruin his business us a barber by hafliiK ivory union In Brooklyn put a boycott on his ihop. This scared the padrone nearly to death, and lie abaimo.icd hU shoe business for the time at leasl. , One rea-'on why the girls are so loyal to their men associates in the shop is that buu of the grievances of the strikers concerns the young women more than the men. The trouble has been brewing a long time, in the first place, the llrm refuses to recognize the union. Then, again, wages are low. and In some cases below the living standard, the o|icrators say. There nn; men m the shop M ho arc personally displeasing to tlio other employees, and as these men are not members of the union their discharge was made an issue. One of these men is the superintendent, Paul 1'athlc. According \ to a statement made at a strikers' meeting, certain of tho girls who sew on buttons were allowed to earn only 'JU cents a day. They went to the superintendent and complained, and the answer they received brought blushes to their cheeks. They reported lo the union that the superintendent had suggested that there were other ways of making money, especially when the button- sewer had n»y cheeks and a good figure. The howl of indignation which went up 'when this was reported to their fellow workmen was followed at once by the strike. Because of the feeling over this one grievance tlic young women probably mean every word they say when they deal are that they never, no never, will work under that superintendent again. Arbitration Commissioner' Feeney, accom panied by a committee of the strikers, went to see Mr. Latlemaim yesterday. Their- conference was fruitless. The employer declared that he should run his'own business as it suited him, and employ whom he liked. He refused to discharge any man at the uMdliurof a union. The committee returned to their hall very c,ngry and the Commissioner went back to Albany. Now the striken are going to appeal to all the customers of the firm to stop buying shoes from them until the strike is settled At yesterday' » meeting President William L. Broiler reported that the Knights of Labor had HERMANN OELRIOHS RETORTS. ;os Dr. Lo Boutillier ef Haking Falco Statements. A warfare of words over the almshouse abuses, which were recently Investigated by the Grand Jury, Is in progress between Hermann Oelrlchs, the foreman of that body, and Dr. William G. Le Boutillier, who appeared before the Grand Jury in connection with the alleged abuses. Dr. Le Boutillier was quoted In the newspapers last Saturday as saying: "I am not surprised at the failure of the Grand Jury to find a case against the department, for they did not get Information which would lead to such a finding. When they questioned me they did not make inquiries -so as to call from me what 1 knew about the Institution." 'fo this Mr. Oelrlchs replies: "Dr. Le Boutillier Is stating a deliberate falsehood. The stenographer's minutes will prove the utter falsity of his statement, as well as show that the very last question asked him was to give the Grand Jury as much general Information as possible, and to mention the particular points to which. In his opinion, their attention should be drawn on the occasion of their proposed visit to the Island. If he failed to give the full Information requested, It was because he did not possess It or wilfully suppressed it." Dr. Le Boutillier says he has no recollection of being asked to give as much general Information as possible. He says he was simply asked for suggestions as to points the Grand Jury ought especially to Investigate. FOUND BABIES IN THEIR HALLS. Infants Left at the Homes of Dr. Balser and Prof. Day. Dr. William Balser, of No. 218 East Thirteenth street, found a light-haired, blue-eyed boy, about ten days old, in the hallway of his house at 7 P. M. yesterday. The child was comfortably clad and wrapped in a heavy woollen blanket. The docter turned his find over to the police. About, the same hour Prof. William E. Day found a month-old girl In the hallway of hio home, No. 121 East One Hundred and Eleventh street, and turned ft over to a policeman. Both foundlings were placed In charge of Matron Travers, at Police Headquarters. Saloon-Eeeper Mansfield Insane. Patrick Mansfield, an old Morrlsanla saloonkeeper, was sent to tho Bellevue Hospital Insane Pavilion yesterday from Harlem Court. Mansfield Is fifty-one years old and for a quarter century has sold beer at One Hundred and Fifty-fourth street and Third avenue, ills wife, Katherlne, asked lor his commitment. "He Imagines we are all tryinp to poison him. He wot)' t let me pour out his come nor cook his meal-. He has threatened to kill me, and I'm afraid he will hurt himself," she Fireman Hondrioks Costly Sight-Seeing. William Hendrlcks, a Siamese cf English parentage, a fireman on the steamship British Prince, was seeing the town Saturday night when he met Lillian Brown, a colored woman of -No. 28 Dpwning street; They went to No. 200 Wocster street., when two moil burst . Into- .the place and clutched Hendricks by the throat and robbed him of *14U. The polke <'«uHit Lillian Brown* and »he was held ycsieiday for trial in JenerspnJilarket Court.; There was a steady movement In th» real-estate market yesterday. Monday la generally dull, but yesterday was an exception. The brokers' offices were crowded, and a number of private Gales ivere consummated. : On the west side, one broker successfully negotiated two deals amounting -to $315,000. Frank L. Fisher sold to J. B. Butnan the four four-story brown-stone private dwellings Nos. 69 to 65 West 88th St., each 20x65x102.2, for $150,000. These dwell- ngs were bought for Investment. ' The same brokers also sold for A. E. Beach he fifteen lots, 275x100, south side of 122d it., 250 feet west of 7th ave., for $165,000. Slawson & Hobbs sold the three-story jrown-stone private dwelling No. 251 Vest 70th st., with lot 18x55x100, for Igan & Hallacy to Albert Prosa . for 24,500. This Is the last of a row o£ four ullt by the firm last season. The same brokers also sold the- four- tory brown-stone private dwelling No. 44 West 76th St., to J. R. Waters, for B. ripping; terms private. Adrian H. Muller & Son sold for Waren E. Dennis the four-story brown- , tone private dwelling, 26.5x100, No. 21 Vest 48th st., for $38,500. This Is a -olumbla College leasehold. Ri'.ey & Crakow sold for George B. Ashley, to Luigi Molinell, the five-story rick double tenement-house No. 229 Hast 89th St., 25x87x100.8, for $20,000. M. Barnet, of No. 9 East 125th st., sold h i three-story brown-stone private ouse No. 45 West 128th st., to Coun- ellor John McMahon. Eugene A. Phllbln sold to Charles oure, through Parsons, Shepard & trden, the northwest corner of 38th st. nd 2d ave., plot 60x100, and the adjoining t In 38th St., 25x08.9. for about $70,000. T. Loure proposes to erect three flats n the plot. Ehrich Bros, have had plans prepared ir a further addition to their large stor* i 6th ave. On West 23d st. there Is to e an addition of five stories In height, ixlOO, running through 22d st, where the lot is 68x100. The addition in 6th ave. 27x65 feet. The cost of the improve- ent will be about $250,000. The, Real Estate Exchange Good Gov- •nment Club met yesterday. President ornelius W. Luyster appointed the following: Finance Committee— Douglas Robinson, Jr., Charles S. Brown,' Frank Yoran, William A. Iveson, George De F. Barton; Executive Committee— John C; It. Eckerson, John J. Clancy, Andrew Powell, W. H. Whitney, S. El wood May; Membership Committee — Clermont L. Clarkson, George L. Slawson and John P. Windolph. OFFERINGS FROM THE BLOCK. The realty market for the week opened at the Broadway salesroom yesterday with thirteen auction sales, which embraced twenty-one parcels, consisting of private dwellings, flats and tenements, involved in foreclosure proceedings. Among them was a row of seven dwellings in West 61st Bt., on the site of the old Stryker homestead. The sales were attended by a represen- • tatlve crowd of brokers and speculators. and the bidding was very brisk. All the property offered was sold, the parcels being about equally distributed between the parties to the legal action and outside buyers. Auctioneer William Kennelly sold the two four-story brick buildings, with plot 28x197.2x28.10x195.9. No. 241 Tearl St. and No. 16 Cliff St., 27 feet east of John st., to Ruland & Whltlg, for $80,100. The premises are rented at $7,000 a year. They also sold the two three-story stone-front houses, with lots each 17.6x 100.B, Nos. 3.'ll and 335 West 51st St., to T. Stokes for $32,550; also the similar house, with lot 18.3x100.5. No. 327 West 61st st., to E. Blen for $17,600; also the similar building, with lot 18x100.6, No. 329 West 61st St., to T. Smith for $17,000; also the similar house, with lot 17.6x100.6 No. 333 West 51st st., to B. J. Castells, for $1U,250: also the similar house, with lot 18x100.5, No. 337 West 61st St., to D. A. Shaw for $16,750; also the similar house. with lot 18.3x100.5, No. 339 West 51st St., to J. Minder for $16,500; also adjourned the sale of premises No. 334 West 5"d st. sine die, and sold the seven-story brick flats, with lot 42.9x100.8, southwest corner of Madison ave. and 95th St., to the plaintiff for $51,417. Auctioneers Richard V. Harnett & Co. sold the two five-story brick fiats, with land 60x99.11, Nos. 46 and 48 West 132d St., to the plaintiff for $48,025; also the eleven, three-story stone-front houses, with land 186.10x99.11, Nos. 534 to 654 West 142d st:, to the plaintiff for $175,798; also the three five-story brick tenements with land 199.10x50x99.11x25x99.11x26 to the plaintiff for $71,365; also the three three-story stone-front houses, with lota together 60x99.11, north side of 149th st to the plairttlff for $27,234, subject to mortgage of $24,000. Auctioneer Peter F. Meyer & Co. sold the five-story brick flats, with lot 19x70, No. 1562 Madison ave., to E. Z. Bach for $1-1,500; also withdrew the premless northeast corner of 5th ave. and 96th St. RECORDED TRANSFERS. HOUSTON ST, no cor Crosby, 25x101.11; lota 607 to C73 li 721 to 730. map Rose Hill farm; Metropolitan Traction Co to Lexington Ave &. Pavonla Kerry RR Co ................................... 50TH ST. n B. 137.0 tt w ot 8th ave, 19.2x100.6; liosa James tn Alice B Myers .................................... LOTS <59 & WO, map Klmwood, So; Chas W Dayton, rof, to Jus E Hynes ..... -.. 67TH ST, n a, 78 ft e of 2d ave, :2x 100; Wm J Gibson, ref, to Anthony Wallach ................................ 75TI I ST, Nos 327 fc 320 ; Nicholas Kara- tsonyl & uno to Paulina Duls & ano.. MADISON AVK, nw cor 116th st, 00x110; Frances K Lipman £ ano to Frances Stevens ................................ 102D ST, n s, 130 ft e ot 3d ave, 25x 100.11; Wm G Graeber to Moses Rosenblatt ................................... 104TH ST, n s, 613 It e ot 1st ave. lOOx 201.10, & other prop; Richard Kelly to Edwin Shuttlcworth ................. ... 3D AVE, No 2127; Susan B Loughran to Mary E Clark .......................... COLUMHUS AVE, ne cor 102d st, S5.11X 75: Dcrnhard Schweirin to Samuel Winters ................... ---- . ........ LENOX AV13, nw cor niith st. 200x201.10; Metropolitan Traction Co to Lexington Ave & Pavonla Furry RR Co .......... 101ST ST, n 8, 200 ft e ot Columbus ave. 60x100.11; Wm I! Scott to Margaret Courtney ........... . . . , ................. SAME PROP; Margaret Courtney to Wm II Scott .................................. TRINITY AVE. 834; Adolph Kuchnel to Charles Busath .......................... :<2,ln' 17,300 13,400 14.60S 31,000 70.000 20,000 8S.OOO 25,600 ' 45,000 : 818,794 38, QUO 1 4,tM Willis Holly and Bride Hetarn. Willis Holly, Major Gilroy's secretory, re turned from his wedding trip yesterday and has taken residence at the Hotel Mew Nether- •land. Be and Col. George B. McOlellan will,! tun the Mayor's offloa during tlte.oejttjt ---weeks, while tfie.Ua) or ^ ta,CtUUor||yg»

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