The Morning Post from Camden, New Jersey on December 7, 1888 · 1
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Daly's Story wasTrue It Is Proven by the Arrest of the Robbers, t r INSPECTOR BYKNES' GREAT WOBK The Male Confederates of Addle Stanton Neatly Arrested A Bold Robbery Flot Unfolded It Wm Defeated by Daly Brave Resistance. New York, Dec 7. The grt Phil Daly mystery, which has kept New York in a high 6tate of perplexity and expectation since Monday, hastwen entirely cleared up through the energy and capability of New York's famous detective chief, Inspector Byrnes. The two men who did the shooting are behind the strong bars which guard the cells at police headquarters. They were placed there last night after practically confessing to the crime which almost cost Phil Daly his Ufa The latter gentleman, by the capture of the criminals, is placed under manifold obligations to Inspector Byrnes, chief of which is that it proves his story of the occurrences in the flat on Fourth avenue to be true to the letter. :f When Inspector Byrnes learned Monday night of the unprecedented attempt at mur-cUr aud robbery in the flat of Addie Stanton on Fourth avenue, in which two mysterious masked men, two women of, more than questionable reputations, and Phil Daly were the chiof characters, he dispatched two detectives, Hickey and Crowley, to work up the case; : : "' ... Jn the meanwhile ' the inspector was not idle himself. He had separate interviews with each of the women connected in the case, but what construction he put on the ADDIE . STANTOX. srxtcsa information ceived by h Bfanfon "woinarf," who seatea him so that his back was toward the folding doors." -: 'Uj-'i .'v"i "She then went into the rear room and told- her confederates that all was ready The Hammond woman then went down staira ' .' - '' V ;; ', "The two men, closely followed by Addie Stanton, crept stealthily toward the folding doors. Meredith was slightly in advance, holding a self cocking revolver in his hand. Daly heard the noise of the approaching step and turned hastily in his chair. - - "He made a jump for Meredith the instant he caught sight of the trio. Meredith, in a fit of nervousness at the business in hand, unintentionally pressed the trigger of the revolver, causing the weapon to go off. "As soon as she saw the blood on Daly's face Addie Stanton said: 'My God, he's killed 1' The three then ran ut into the street," - ' The inspector would not say anything concerning the past history of either Meredith or Herman, He says that he will prove his statement, if necessary, when the case comes up for trial in the Jefferson Market court. He said that Addie Stanton robbed a man some time ago in a style somewhat similar to that attempted on Daly. " A reporter called upon Mr. Daly at his apartments in the Strathmore last .night and found him delighted at Inspector Byrnes' skill in catching his assailants. "What do you think of the story that they intended to drug and rob you?" he was asked. "Well," said the veteran sporting man, "that story that they intended to tie me up until ' I - signed a check for $25,000 seems queer. Such a thing might occur in Italy, but it couldn't in New York. What would I have done? Why, I'd have doubled it on them and played for a jack pot of $50,000." ."So - you don't think they' could have frightened the money out of you?" asked the reporter. - i $ "Well, hardly," replied Daly; "they would have found that they hadn't a baby to deal with. I'd have played the limit with them, you may rest assured. . Yes, it was pura-luck Shat I got off as well as I did. If I hadn't put .iy glasses on to look at the picture I would have been blinded by the powder, they were bo close, I'm glad that Byrnes got them, as it proves I told the truth from the start" AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. EJLLA HAMMOND. they divulged is not known. While every one was speculating and won-iering on the sensational crime, getting det par in the mire and more perplexed the longer they speculated and wondered, the inspector had arrived at a conclusion which, -when developed by two days' work, landed the two mysterious masked men at his f e6t. -vThe two men are intimate men as oi me two jvomen in the case. Detectives Hickey and Crowley, who were dispatched to trace the two tflen, learned by Tuesday night that the friend of the Hammond woman was a .certain Henry Herman, and not Hammond, as bas been previously stated. It was also ascertained that 'Herman had a wife living in New York, whom the detectives subse-"quently traced tda house on Second avenue, Jibejnurober of wiich was not divulged. AftinatchlnVthe house: for half a dy. the detectives felt certain that they could lay th?ir hands on their man at a few hours' notice. It was not their game to arrest the man yet. No trace had yet been found of the other man,' and in the event of Herman's arrest he would surely scent danger and leave the city, taking pains to obliterate all traces. The two detectives reported the progress mau'e to their chief, who ordered them to wdtcU their man day and night until further instructed. Inspector Byrnes then placed Detectives O'Brien and McCauley to work up the other side: On' clews furnished by the inspector the two detectives speedily learned that Adelaide Stanton's friend was one Edward Meredith. ' After much search the detectives located Meredith at a house on One Hundred and Sixth street, near Beoond avenue. That was yesterday morning. The house was watched all day, and at 5 p. m, .the detectives were rewarded for their vlgi-2aace by seeing their man leave the house and walk toward Third avenue. , Jirstashe was about to board a surface car the detectives clapped their hands on his sbouMers and told him that he was their prisoner. ' The man said nothing, but turned pale. He made no show of resistance, and agreed to accompany the detectives quietly. Hand- caffs were fastened on his wrists, and calling ft.pjib. Detective O Brien started for head quarters . - : Petective McCauley took a down town trait on the Third avenue L so as to report the conation of affairs to Inspector Byrnes before the" prisoner arrived. The - inspector at once dispatched messengers to the detect ives engaged in watching the house occupied iy Henry JAerman, witn oraers io arrest wjb latter with as little delay as possible. The arrest was effected almost immediately, and a few minutes after the arrival at headquarters of Detective O'Brien with his prisoner the other detectives, with Herman securely handcuffed, passed quietly into Inspector Bvrnes' private room. Both men were questionsd at great length bv the inspector separately and together. The two women, Addie Stanton and Ella Hanoniond, were then sent for. About 7$0 thev arrived in charge of two detectives of h" Nineteenth precinct and were at ; once tiroueht bei2?re the inspector. ' ; - ' ' The women' were dumfounded when they bw who the twO prisoners standing hand miffed "before the inspector were. They both quickly recovered, however, --and spoke guardedly whenever a question was put to llicm. ' ' Addie Stanton refused to say anything, ssvin? that she was so instructed by her counsel. Lawyer Le Barbier. The inspector then 'turned his attention to the Hammond woman. She proved more - -Ymmiinicative. She said: "I knew what was going to happen all the morning. When Phil Daly called in the Afternoon and was shown into the parlor by Addie I went down stairs, because I didn't -want to be on hand while the job was being done. I don't think money obtained in tha " way ever brings luck, so I determined not to have anything to-do with it, or take any share of the stun! if the lob proved successful The Hammond woman was allowed to con-- verse with Meredith and Herman, jvhich she did. Addie Stanton said nothing. What the inspector gleaned by his conversation with the two latest captures can be judged from the following statement, "which . he made last night in. bis private room to a rptvirter: He said, "The whole scheme was" concocted Jay the two men and the tftanton woman. ."It was planned to entice Daly to the bouse, chloroform and rob him. , ,,. "A bottle of the drug was purchased early in the morning and the plans for the robbery carefully mapped out Paly was to be chloro-. formed, tied hand and foot and robbed. If the money and valuables about him did not reach a sum large enough to satisfy the avarice of the prisoners be was to be kept tied and gagged a close prisoner in the rooms until he signed a check for 25,QiA It was never intended to murder him. "The two men and women played cards all jfche morning in the rear room until noon. , - f r cea vus entered tbi z&rYor be w r The Senate Spends Another v Day with the Tariff! DIRECT TAX BILL IN THE HOUSE. Salaries of Umpires Cut The Graded Salary Question Referred. St. Loots, Dec. 7. The American Association ended it3 session last night, and was dined at the Lindell by President Von der Ahe. The banquet was the social feature of the assembly. There will be a big cut in the umpires' salaries, and $6,000 instead of $10,-300 is what the staff of nine will get. Kansas City, Columbus and Baltimore were ap-pointed a committee to sign the umpires. . The rule compelling two players of .rival teams to act as umpires during the absence of the regular official was rescinded. The percentage plan was adopted and the guar antee reduced to $100 - a game. ; Visiting clubs will, receive 20 per cent., and no reduction will be made from the rule even on holidays. . The Reach 'baseball contract was re- uewed and the old schedule of 140 games adopted. The season will begin April 17 and close Oct. 17. ,- j- it . All the afternoon the graded ' salary ques tion was discussed, and the matter was referred to Messrs. Stern, Bryne and Kraut- hoff, who will report at the spring imeetiaa, 1 whieh will be held in Columbus on March 12. ; The annual meetings of the Association will all be held in New York hereafter on the first Wednesday after the second Tuesday in November.: ;r ' r "., Weatner Indications. 1 Fair, warmer; winds becoming southwest erly. . - ; ....... CONDENSED NEWS. I In the Italian senate Premier Crispi stated that the present relations between Italy and France are not only good, but cordial. The Republican national executive com mittee proposes to establish permanent head quarters in Washington, . Berliner s saw Gilbert and Sullivan's "Mi kado" Thursday evening for the first time and applauded it enthusiastically. ! White Caps have . served notices on all houses of ill fame at Lama,' O., to shut up shop and leave town. s. 4 r A farmer named Cunningham was mur dered near Bainbridge, Ind. The crime is supposed to be agrarian. ' . - C . y A neighbor was attracted to the house of John Christgan at Tonawanda, N. Y. by the Deigning of a horse. On entering he found Christgan dead and his wife dying,; having been overcome by gas. Mrs. Jay Gould's condition is unchanged. , President Depew says the ten days' notice of a restoration of west bound freight rates will be sent out in a week or ten days. . ... J; . United States District Attorney Barnett visited Ben Hopkins, the defaulting Fidelity bank official, in the Ohio penitentiary, to satisfy himself of the reported Illness of the prisoner. He found Hopkins slowly dying from hardening 01 tne liver, ana wm recommend his liberation. -.,. There was another flurry in the Ne-w York coffee market Thursday, prices dropped B5 points at the'opening, but during pie day recovered ayuub uau, - -., , , The wife of Washington Irving Bishop, the mind reader, is suing for divorce. The Republican friends of Gen Adam E. King, who accompanied Mr. Blaine on his western campaign tour, gave him a complimentary banquet at Baltimore, i Many poli ticians of national repute were present, ana complimentary speeches were made. John Lewis (colored) was found guilty of murder ; w - the- first degree tor Jailing his alleged "wife iji New York on the 17th pf July last. : ' : -- : The inhabitants oi Dustabad, Persia, have been forbidden to sell grain to the Russians. During the session of the French chamber Deputies Susinl and Basla quarreled and came to blows, A challenge passed, Dut the dispute was finsdly settled through friends. A sailor on a schooner lying the Chicago river had a great surprise. While on deck, be lit his pipe and threw the match over-board. The whole surface of the river was Instantly a sheet of flame, withjthe schooner In the midst The surface was covered with pil and refuse from the neighboring gas works. The fire department was called put and extinguished the &ref the only damage being about $300 to the sohjooner. ,.This is probably the first tijme a department haj been called to stop ft river from turning up". There were no fever cases or deaths at Jacksonville Thursday. . . ; ' Heinrich Schauce, when dying, made cohfession wilIiam Kadiger at Kalamazoo, Iich., that in 1844 himself and a partner robbed a barn in the edge of a village in Prussia and to hide their crime set fire to it The flames commuaicated to the village and &Fr 100 houses were burnea q nxany uvea were lost. Heinrich fled" to America, but his partner settled in another town and became STwealtby' merchant Heinrich requested ihat his confession ba forwarded "to $ho German authorities, which Radiger has done. To enjoy good healtB, to always have abundant sleep ; this can gent ll" be secured by management, unless you have a ctylng baby, in which case Dr.' BnU'a Baby Syrup will greatly assist. To equalize the circulation of the blood subdue nervouanesB and cleanse the system, use Laxador, the great regulator. Price only 25cents. " A Tne Metal Section of the Senate BUI Under Discussion iA Bill In the Interest of Working People Naturalized Citizens ' to Have First Call for Employment. ' ! Washington, Dec. 7. The senate resumed the consideration of the tariff bill, beginning with schedule B, which covers earthen ware and glass warn ' Mr. McPherson called attention to schedule B and said, to his mind, the rates of duties, provided in the senate bill were an increase on the existing rates. He reserved the right to offer some amendments hereafter to the glass and pottery items. ; Mr.' Hoar also reserved the right to offer some amendments to the glass paragraphs. No amendment, except as to two formal changes of phraseology was made to schedule B, and the senate proceeded to the consideration of schedule C, relating to metals. I " I Mr. Plumb balled attention to the paragraph as to beams, girders and joists, and spoke of the iron; and steel combinations in this country. lie moved to amend by reducing the rate from 1 1-10 cents per pound to &-iocents. ; J 1 :j "' .. ! Mr. Harris called attention to the fact that the existing duty on these articles was equivalent to an ad valorem rate of 102.75 per cent ; that the rate of 6-10 cents per pound, proposed by the house bill, was equivalent to 49.32 per cent j arid that the rate proposed in the senate substitute was equivalent to 90.43 percent He ' moved to amend the amendment by fixing the rate at 6-10 cents per pound. .!! Mr. Allison ! opposed Mr. Harris' amendment, saying that it went to the root of the whole iron and steel schedule. He had no doubt that if the present rate of duty were maintained the competition would be sufficient, in a very short time, to break down the prices. : ' : . ; Mr. Aldrich also opposed Mr. Harris' amendment - The adoption of , the amendment, he said, would necessarily involve the recommittal of the; bill or its abandonment It would certainly; be an abandonment of the protective feature of the bill. v The prices of structural forms of iron and steel were not excessive now.- .1 '" ,'T. .... . " ; ' ' Mr. Reagan Advocated the amendment The discussion was continued by Messrs. Aldrich, Harris; Hoar, Butler, Plumb and Payne, but no vote was taken on the pending amendments and the bill was laid aside, the progress during j the day being about eight pages. 1 . I i : - '. . THjS DIRECT ST AX BILL. j The house began the discussion of the direct taxbilL . f-r !. ' -: t : ' The order relative to the consideration : of the, bill was! so modified as to make the measure a special order for next Tuesday. ) ,1 An effort was made to . reach some agreement touching the offering and pendency of amendments to the Mil, bat it' proved futile. Mr. Caswell explained that the simple purpose of the bill was to refund to the states an4.fadiY&ti4& por tion ox the direct tax which was collected. After a careful computation, he was able' : to state that the bill carried 115,237,633. This did not include the 15 per cent commission allowed the states or parties who paid the tax. The amount to be cancelled, now uncollected, was $3,563,401. , Mr. Oates (Ala.) said that the bill was unconstitutional and unjust He sent to the clerk's desk a&d had read for information a series of amendments which he proposed ' to off er at the proper time. : '- . ' The first refunds the cotton tax ; the second permits persons who paid that tax to bring suit in the court of claims to recover the amount paid I the third revives the right of action in the court of claims under tha provisions of tha captured and abandoned property act, and' the fourth directs the secretary of the treasury, in making payment and settlement of the direct tax, to take into account and sftt -off any amount due by any state to the United States under the act of June 23, 1836V to regulate the deposits of public money." - , ; . Mr. " Kerr: " (la.) .said that 'one of ; his objections to the refund of the cotton tax was that during jfche years when the tax was collected the producers received so large a price for their, cotton that the tax was really to their advantage. - ' "Mr. Stewart (Ga.) regarded the pending bill , as unwise legislation." He suggested that were there not a surplus in the treasury the measure would never have been brought forward. ; ' - , IN THE INTEREST OFjWORKTNGMEN. . Mr. "Blair introduced in the senate an elaborate bill entitled: "A bill to organize bureaus of information relating to employment, occupations wants, means of livelihood and homes,"' '- " The bill provides for the establishment by the president on recommendation of the commissioner of labor in geographical sections of not less than, 100,000 or more than 2,000,000 inhabitants ge bureaus 01 iniormation, provided always that there shall be one in each state and territory. This bureau is to obtain through the mails, the telegraph, personal intercourse'and other investigation the most complete information obtainable in regard to the matters referred to in the title of the bfil, opportunities for employment, localities and character of such employment ; the cost of living in those localities, prices and quali ties of lands, personal property and transportation; ;the opportunities for education,1 etc. The bureau is to establish, at least once a month, in newspaper form or in some newspaper in the district, the information obtained, or at least a compendium of it, and is to supply information without charge to those who seek it It is made the duty of the president and the house of representatives to provide that aU publio money expended under contract or otherwise on publio buildings, rivers or. harbors, fortifications, vessels and ptber public works shall be paid to American' citineris, or persona who have made a declaration of. their intention to become American citizens and who, becoming competent, are needy of employment, giving the preference to those who reside in the vicinity of the work. ; ' ; . , A STOVE SWINDLE. . i Philadelph la Manufacturers Victiixi- . ized. ty a Clumsy Forger. ; C. Henry Beldin, proprietor of the Bel- din House, Burlington, N. JV was but-. prised on. Wednesday by the delivery of eight large stoves at bis hotel consigned to him. As be had not ordered any stoves be declined to receive them, and they were immediately shipped back. 1 Yester. day the Mechanics' National Bank, of Burlington, received for collection a check for $130 purporting to have been drawn by Landlord Beldin to the order of Thomas, Roberts, Stevenson & jo., or Second and Mifflin streets, Philadelphia, who shipped the stoves. The ebeck was a forgery. The stove dealers had been imposed upon by a swindler, who pocketed the difference between the price of the stoves and the $130 check. ! - Ik . Social World. A Happy Pair Wedded Night. Last TfHK NORTH CAMDEN SOCIAL. DISCUSSION KILLED HIM. A Ho bo ken Alderman Suddenly Dies After a Heated Dispute. Hoboken, Dec. 7. Thomas Miller; a member of the board of aldermen, fall dead from heart disease after a heated discussion In committee meeting on Wednesday night. He was talking to City Clerk McDermott at the time, and said : 'I have not been used right, abd I won't stand that man's abuse any" He got no further, but fell dead with j a easp. His discussion was with President Winges, of the board, j They had been bitter enemies for a long time. ! ' i J Haddonfleld. , Tha following has just been j received : Indiaxapolis, Ind., Nov. 24tb, 1888. J. . Peyton, Esq., I Haddonfleld, N. J. Dear Sir Your favor of 15th instant has been received and would have had earlier attention but for the pressure upon my time. Accept ' my thanks for your kind expressions of your regard and for the enclosed resolutions of the Haddon Century Club and also for the circular of the Colored Invincibles of your city. Be kind enough to express to both these organizations my appreciation; of tbeir faithful and intelligent service during the campaign, Very truly yours, Benjamin Uajkbisox. - - j I-.--- A special meeting of the Haddon Athenaeum Free Beading Room Association was held last evening When- the committees for the ensuing year were appointed. The book committee was authorized to purchase books as called for by members and subscribers. ; l ? ; . 1 . Federal Street Improvements. Wilson Ernst and George U. : Felton recently purchased of the Cowperthwait estate the comer property at Second and Federal streets. On November 19 they began to tear down the old building tberon, aud to-day a handsome bricK and brown stone structure, 24x80 feet, and three stories in height, is ready for the roof, which will be of fancy design in metal and slate. , r , A : The new and substantial building on Federal street, west of Second, to be occupied by the Democrat, is from designs drawn by Architect John D'Arcy, tba erection being superintended' by him. 'The front is one of the most ornamental of the many specimens of fancy bricklaying in our city, and is the handicraft of Uarvey Peakr.ne of the: neatest front bricklayers in this or any othe city. V : Schumaker, the Federal street tailor.has purchased the property No. 308 Federal street, and after extensive alterations by master i carpenter Jesse Willitts will occupy it as a merchai t tailoring establishment about January 1st. Obituary. ; f - " , Mrs. Carrie A. Bosch, wife of Charles Bosch, the well known cigar manufactuer t Third and Federal, died last night at her home, at 45 North Third street. Mrs. Botch was one of Camden's most estimable ladies., She was the daughter of the late Louis F. Delacroix and a sister of Edward Delacroix, of the register of deeds office. , j, Miss Melie E. S. Sham, voureest daughter of Ex-Freebolder I. H. Sharp, 1 aiea at ner nome, czs fine street, on Tuesday afternoon, of heart failure. She was a very popular young lady and greatly beloved by all who knew her; Miss Annie Rabeau, one of tte oldest residents of Bordentown, died at her home In that place yesterday at the advanced age of eighty-eight years. She had devoted: nearly her whole life to church work, and was superintendent in the Baptist Sunday school for1 thirty-five years. - ; -j; , With Mrs. Elizabeth Cavanaugh's death yesterday at the residence of her son-in-law, Christopher J. Mines, Jr., Third and Pine streets, there passed away an old and respected resident, a true friend and a devoted mother. She was I the widow of Matthew Cavanaugh, of hjcal prominence thirty years ago. General debility at the age of 84 was the primary cause of death. ; A Newly Married Couple Visited toy a Large Party of Friends, and a Surprise ; Party Makes Merry. A Marriage Reception. : Mr. and Mrs. Frank Christ, of 314 Royden street, were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony a short time since. Last evening about 8 o'clock the door bell rang and between 3.0 and 40 young gentlemen and . ladies were ushered in much to their surprise. Explanations were not necessary, but the male member was obliged to explain why he was so long iii making his appearance. The explanation was satisfactory, and the evening was spent with music and games. Miss Kate Hughes was the originator, and it was at her residence, 558 Berkley street, where! the company met before proceeding to the house of the young couple, i The following are the names of - those present: Mr. William Lambert and Miss Katie Hughes, Mr. Charles M. Curry and Miss Lavinia Batcheldr, Mr. Frank Garrison and Miss Mattie Breyer, Mr. Donovan and Miss Stewart, Mr. Clark Wheaton and Miss Lillie Sparks, Mr. Charles R. Hartison, Mr. Shute and Miss Christ, Mr. Howard Taylor and Miss Lillie Hallmger, Mr. William Rogers and Miss Bertie Moore, Mr. Henry Little and wife, Mr. Harry Christ, Mr. Howard Westcott and Miss Jennie Garrison,. Mr. William Moore and Miss Lizzie Briggs, Mr. Eugene Wood and Miss Emma Gas-kill, Mr. Daly and Miss Rose Boyle, Mr. William Mount and Miss Vansciver, Miss Jennie Parker, Mr. : Tomlin and Miss Kicka Stauderman and many others. .-. , Surprise Party. i " A large surprise party assembled at the residence of Mr. William E. Bealer, 773 Newton avenue, last evening, to celebrate his birthday. After! disposing of their wraps the party proceeded to eDjoy themselves which was done to the satisfaction of all. .The amusements ot the! evening were games, music and singing. Some choice .singing by Messrs.- "vansciver, Deacon, Kir by and Davis. During the evening an excellent collation was spread. Many handsome presents were received. Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. - William E. Dealer, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. E. Culln, Mr. Vansciver and Miss Bella Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Boulton, Mr. Deacon and Miss Kate Hal), Mr. and Mrs. H. Kirby, Mr. Davis and Miss Ida Cuiin, Mr. Bergantz and Miss M. Hall, Mr. Shaw, Mrs. ; Woodside, Mr. and Mrs. Loray, Mrs. Thompson, Mr. Delameter, J. Bealer, M. Bealer, S. Loray and others. The Nuptial Knot. ' Mr, Louis Koessel, the popular barber, wbo for a number of years has been connected with Andreas- Beck establishment, was married last night at the residence of Rev. Mr. Ditzinger, of the German Lutheran church in this city, to Miss Louisa Bohne, an estimable Philadelphia lady; formerly a resident of Pomona, Atlantic county. . " - The wedding was a very pleasant affair, Mr. Harry G. Simons was groomsman, and Miss Autoni Bohne, a sister of the bride, was bridesmaid. After the ceremony, which took place in the presence of a few selected, friends, the happy couple proceeded . to their . own residence Fifth and federal streets.' North Camden Social. The North Camden Social gave an , cellent social party in Mason's Hall night. The ball , was beautifully artistically decorated and was filled with the elite of the city. The patronesses were : Mrs. W. N.'Bannard, Mrs. Wilson H. Jenkins, Mrs.' Major Woolman and Mrs. Peter V. Voorhees. ; This is the first of a series of five ot these social parties to be given during the season. Invitations are issued only , to intimate friends of the social. ; i ; ABOUT THOSE FENCES, ': 4 i What Mr. Hollinjrshead Has to Say Abont tho Contract, j ', An article appearing in the Record this morning, asserting that the Board of Edu cation wed i Messrs.' Charles F. Hol-lingshead and Jame. H. Berryman, head $500, for placing little' round balls on the fences of the school houses of this eity, and intimating that it was a "job,'' induced a Post reporter to interview ftir, Hollingshead on the subject. He said : Some months ago Mri Bergen, Superintendent of the public schools, suggested that the sharp points on the railings around the school houses were dangerous to the small boy who has a penchant for climbing. I agreed with him. I Some time after Mr. Irvine C. Beatty called on me and ordered that I should place balls on top of the railings around tha George Genge and the E. A. Stevens schools, which I did. The railings in addition to this were straightened, re-caulked and repaired! The cost of their vork was for material $42.70, for labor $90, making a total: bill of $132 70 for their service. He further said, I have been repairing heaters, 1 fixing I school fences, relaying' pavements aud i other iron work in eight of the schools j of this city since January last, and up to the present time have not been paid for my labor. I rendered my bills for these ser vices on September 29tb, and the follow- ng are the amounts due by the Board of JSaucatlon : . ' , L ! Richard Fetters' School House. . ex-last and Mending Our Ways. To the Editor of The Post ' If there is a law - or an ordinance to compel landlords to keep their sidewalks in oruer, why does not our worthy su pervlsor enforce the same ?. ! Market street, which is one of our greatest thoroughfares, is mostly humps and hollows. At Sixth and Market, there is an occasional pond which wants filling np. If our pavements were put In shape, It would make work for those wbo want it. : .j i : j: M. Full of Fight. 1 Ex-Assemblyman McLaughlin, of Jersey City, is full of fight. He was arrested on complaint of ex-School Director Record for assault, He retaliated yesterday by causing the arrest of Record for assaulting him at the meeting of the board of public works, when, he was forcibly expelled by Record and others. The Mln Fire Spreading. RED Jacket, Mich., Dec. 7. The fire in Nol 3 shaft ,pf the Calumet mine is greater than Eince last JViday. - The smoke is pouring from '$he shaft and from the loose ground near it hi immense Volumes. Despite all efforts to ; prflveot it, the fire seems o be spreading underground. . - 1 Candidates for State Capital. YanxHtoh, D. T., Dec. 7. A Yankton authority figures out the population of the largest eight cities of Dakota as follows: Sioux Falls, 7,665; Fargo, ; 6,900; Grand Forks, ?,42; T&ukton, 6,258; Jamestown,' 6,153; Aberdeen, o,i39j HT9n, 3,640 j Rapid City,8,r30.- .- ' ' ' Wil, Tfpt Fay HI Gambling Debt. Niiw HiVES.' Dec 7. A netition was filed in the probate'eojirt asking that Elijah Gil-- . . a 1 , 1 1 - given in charge Z truSt. yuri is very wealthv, but lost $20,000 gam5: wl'to9 declines to pay. ' Prospective Improvements, " George Holl has purchased of Roberts and Cobn the entire block of ground fronting on Broadway . between Mickle and Stevens streets', and will early In the spring erect thereon several high class side-yard dwellings similar to those in the block below. Mr; Holl has already received two cargoes of building stone to be used in the foundation wails of this operation. , ;' V ' Eleptric Light. .' v',..-v- The Electric Light Company have a force of about thirty mechanics and laborers al work on thejr new plant pp Front street south of Market. A new stack over one hundred feet high is being erected, also a new boiler and dynamo building. - Extensive alterations are like wise being made on the main bnilding under - the superintendence of Master Bricklayer Reuben B. Cole. On Business and Pleasure Jtlenf The members of Atlantic City council left for Washington, D. C, yesterday, to examine the electric street railway sys tem in that city, which Is to f pe adopted bv the Camden and Atlantic Railway Company under the ordinance passed on I WeAneAZs? right. The councilmen are A Construction Company. Articles of ' Incorporation have ' been filed by the Rocky Mountain Construction Company. The incorporators are Edward Dudley, John Tepper and Cbas. S: Foote. The object of the company is to carry on within this State - and tbe territories the business of contracting with persons or corporations having the power to franchise, to build and construct rail roads and other work. The capital stock is$iu,oou. y .Personal. Mrs. Preston Brooks, of BrideetOn. is in Camden for a month, undergoing treat- mem ny ut. l-epper. Rev. Hans; Adamsen, of Gloucester City, is delivering a course overtures in the Marlton Baptist church, on the customs oi the people of Siam. Harbor Pilots. XT-fit Avit-tM eta DavKAfi "XTs O T -a! V aVVi rk.wA of Steamboat Pilots, has changed Its head quarters from Camden to 121 Walnut street, Philadelphia, where they now have two nicely furnished rooms. t Art In Ancient Greece. The regular monthly meeting of the Unity Ethical Society will be held in the parlor of the Unity church this (Fri day) evening. Mr. J. L. Corning wiil give an inteaestinz lecture on "Art in Ancient Greece" Oyster Shell Pavements. The Burlington highway department has ordered 10,0000 bushels "of oyster shells placed on tbe streets of that city The contract has been'let to a Baltimore firm. : ' ; "O:; ' Charge of Perjury. : CD. GUJand, a FhlladelPDiaD, was held to bau this morning, by Justice itankln, on a charge of perjury. C The case is brought by J. H. Bascho, a weli known business man of this city. Gil land bad caused Mr. Fascho's arrest on a charge of renting him a room . wheh was not in his control, v ' 5 - Mulford Broadway Evered S. Read - George Genge E, A. Stevens-North East Cooper $21 65 23 67 13 99 54 47 53 97 113 69 198 62 i 29 41 Ll 88 Total... .$510 85 Orders for this work wt re eiven not only by Mr. Beatty but by other members of the property committee. My bill ts a just one and should be paid at once.- I- did a contract job for the Evered school last Mav and my understanding ; with the Board was that it should be paid for when completed. My bill was sent In and 1 had to wait for my money nntil September. I desire also to say that the Board of Education was given, all the advantages of discounts that are usually allowed to contractors and builders..- I think my bills ought to be paid and at once. - Gloucester CUtj. P. Stewart, who was hnrt on Wednes day, is improving. ; 1 Pension checks cashed free for pension ers by 'Squire Bancroft. ; Arwames Lodge, Li O. O. F.. will meet to-night in Masonic temple, i t James Jobes and John Br i gas leave to day for a few days' gunning in Salem Co. Mary Jones and Sarah Toomev re turned to their home at Bridgeport today. : : t ' . "'.I i "f : i , I" Van Leer Post, No, 36, G, A. R will hold their meeting in MeBride'r Halt to nignt. - . : i - - . Alexander has, removed his clothing and gents' furnishing business to Hudson and Willow. i j i. 'Squire Bancroft performed the grand matrimonial act of Joining together in the holy .bond of wedlock: two loving hearts that beat as i one in his bridal chamber last night in presence of a select company. . v ! The concert under! the auspices of the Arion Cornet Band will be given in the city: hall tonight. , The Philadelphia Qaartette, Cbas. King, S. B. McQuillan, and others will take part. T ' Welcome Lodge, No, 18, 1. O. M., will give a concert and package party at Powell's Hall on Saturday night. A number of visitor 1 from Caraden are ex pected.-- ! ; j -.. The regular, monthly meeting of city council WaS held last night with all the members present, and President Beaston in tne chair. After the roll rail and reading of tbe minutes of last meeting, the transfer of the license of Hugh Mullen,, deceased, to his widow, Annie Mullen, was granted unanimously ; John Blake, from the Second ward to the Washington House: William Davis to Michael Mullen; K. Hess to M. Weid- meyer; Louis Kennell, Jersey avenue, to Thomas Duffy: William Braun to Julius Frombagh ; John Blake, Jr., to K. Hess. An ordinance to prevent tbe ob struction of the streets by unloading railroad cars was passed on second read lng. A petition from tbe Baptist church for the free use of tbe city ball for tbe 10th, 11th and 12th was granted , 'Squire McAdaros, special constable, reported the collection of $234 for delinquent taxes for November. Tbe treasurer reported $28, 000 on band. The i bill of Contractor Mantle for the extension of the water pipe system was ordered paid. A bill of the surveyor was ordered paid after some discussion. - The bill of the treasurer was ordered paid, and other bills to the amount of $833.12. A communication from tbe president of the Electric Light Company ottering to light tbe city with 50 arc lights at $100 per year each was laid over for one week, i ; M If It Is gold rimmed spectacles or eye glasses you are thinking of, Knerr has them. No harm to ask to see them, ' POST PENCILLTNGS : t '- " I I I I II Including Various Matters from Various Sources. . , ' Never envy another, ' ' Now is tbe time to advertise. . ; ; ! Game pies are now in season. : i Holiday shopping has begun. i Weather boards are seasonable. A male bag the capture of a husband. I Queen Victoria is to write her memoirs, -Apples are plenty and of a superior quality. . . . , i . The best way to keep preserves don't open tbe jar. 1 Tbe little folks are saving up for the holidays. . The letter that always goes Let'er go, Gallagher? 1 Amelie Rives denies that she wears "digetated boots." ' , a 1 A woman always "shoos" a ben whilst a man tries to boot it. ' There are 23 women inspectors in the New York Custom House. " In making your holiday purchases patronize home merchants. P No one has yet told how many stamps it takes to carry a "mailed hand." ' Eighteen hundredgirls graduated from Boston cooking schools this year. . The barber and chiropidist are always at the head and foot of mankind. : . The ballot was on, when some one in a rear seat shouted : 1 "Down in front I" ' ' ' ' i "There is no down in front," answered a voice, "nor a hair neither. They're all bald." v ,. "John," said his wife In the middle of the night, as she awakened with her usual scare, "Im quite sure there's a man under the bed." , . "Is that so?" responded John sleepily, "will shore one of your shoes at him and The gamin used to speak with tiirned-up nose Of Sunday school; a pupil would not .. be; ! But now each Sunday there he eladlv goes; The fruit will soon be on the Christmas tree. ... Say I I will give you to-day a one- pound box of cream chocolates for 30 cts. Same quality as others sell for 50 cents' Can you see the difference in price ? I know you can in the goods. Other goods in proportion. G. W. Coles, 112 Market street, Philadelphia.. Those desiring eleeant coaches for the theatre, parties, weddings or funerals can nire tnem or Koss, Front and Arch. Any number supplied. . Warnock's Pure Pepsin Tablets for dyspspsla and indigestion. ; f '- - A Test to Be Made. . Two dogs valued at $600, belonging to Dr. Tweodel), a Pbiladelphian, wire taken to Ctementon this afternoon, i The dogs were mad and were taken to a dog farm where they are to be taken care of, and tbe symptoms watched by the best doctors. ' TLty are taken as a test case. Injured in a Laboratory. Professor MfFariand, principal of the Bordentown public schools, and also a teacher of chemistry in the Female Col- I lege, had his 1 SfyA lion hta nartlfj mofAan tnnthitv Kt LWjjjWj AJ-wii'u umuumi VIVlbVU VVgVVUUl WJ The ideal foot Lof oodern ladles is I the euestsof the Pennsylvania Railroad f about a No. 3. Company. ? r A Narrow Escape; j Hiram C. Nicholson, driver for the grocery store ot John W. Williams, who recently succeeded Jos. Cramer, at Cra mer Hill, had a remarkable escape from death yesterday morning at the railroad crossing at Beidetnan station. He was driving along, and did ; not hear an approaching train, which , was coming at full speed, and as tbe wagon was crossing tne tracE, ne was norrinea to see tne trai almost on top of .. him. The engineer blew tbe whistle and Mr. Nicholson struck tbe horse with Ma whip, but did not succeed in getting across in time, the engine striking ve back of the wagon shattering it to pieces and scattering the contents into ih& road.. Mr. Nicholson was thrown or dragged out, but fortunate ly escaped injury ; He. said be felt that his time had come, and thought be bad had a narrow escape. Tbe tramps who frequent that vicinity, had quite a feast on tne contents of the ; wagon, while ne returned for help. " There were a num ber of witnesses to the accident. . . ' . Forfeited Her Bail. " Tbe bail of Mrs. Sarah A- Barrows, the late proprietress of the burned Ban profit house at Asbury Park, was forfeited, owing to the non-appearance or me defendant. Mrs. Barrows is charged with. illegal liquor selling. Change of Name. Tbe name of the village of Milford Camden county, will be changed to Kre. eon, and a post oCice established there tha first of the year, with ueorge ivress as Postmaster. . , COURT THIS MORNING. Go- Mayor Pratt Deals Jus : !a Number of Offend- ' - CREDITORS I THIRTY; DAYS FOR tutrix of thee.u" i .rfr?1, by direction i . e conDty of Camden. ) Patriot Daly's Visitors Cag Geo" ISrk. the Booty KecoTeredBMUtr'th'eal, Peters Held for Kvef Untexins Geo. Eckert's P lon theror, agates liayor Pratt's office this man' sented an unusual spectacle, f deniijohns ! were sitting near hi CREDITORS desk. ; On the shelves along thnn of ?SSni; fJ: the room were severel decanteijj ljenerrhga,u' ot tbe pagne bottle, and a boule nig th widThoml. shape of a large revolver. The taiust the estate ol uou iuaueu. 4. ne cause of this "in"nation. that the officers had discW y aetioH thwefS? whereabouts of the plunder ivV bittle" beeh abstracted from Ptrrs J Bittle. J at Ninth and Divisic? " saloon yesterday morning. defendants, New Trials Granted and Trials 'ri ing On. , i.; f ' Judges Hugg, Gaunt and McDowell sat on the bench in court this morning. Counselor George Vroom made motion for a new trial in the case of Patrick "Kearney, wbo was convicted yesterday of malicious mischief. ; ', " ? The motion was granted. Tne rule was made absolute . unless Mr. Jenkins produced to the court a statute which would apyly to this particular act. If not done he. was ordered t to enter a John W. Wartman, representing Theodore Hickman, who was convicted last week . of assault and battery on his wife, asked for a new trial. A number of affidavits were presented, showing that undue influence had been used upon tbe witnesses by interested parties. The State then moved tbe indictment against Thomas Bushnell, a white man, for assault and battery on a colored man named Jordan. . I It was testified that after an officer had seized Jordan, the defendant struck him in tbe face and tore bis shirt off him. The defendant denied that he bad umped in and beaten Jordan, but said he bad put him cut of Hurly's place' because be was determined to get whiskey - on Sunday. - - Harry Hoovis, a barber, Benjamin Gat- hard and John Wright were put on trial for malicious mischief in breaking the window of tb store of Mrs. Lewis, at Seventh and Walnut streets. Mrs. Lewis said that Hoovis had promised to pay for the damage which had been -done . un intentionally, and it was because he' did not pay for it that she went to the mayor who told her to make complaint Judge Hugg ordered tbe Jury to return a verdict of not guilty. The Jury s in the case, of Bushnell brought m a verdict of not guilty. 'Judge Hugs declared that In the face of tbe evi dence of three witnesses against one, be was astonished that such a verdict should have been rendered, . : . Christopher Jewett was convicted of assault and battery on Roxanua Turner. He was sentenced to pay a fine ot $1 and Thomas Moore Was acquitted of assault and battery on Howard Stewart. tors. es-ir 3 nrkmrmw The Wn,w. t" ...LVyiJt Ut Christopher Hennessy and JeR of the.y were on hand, and plead not jLettt I Adjourned the cbaTge against them. Hen? ofm3i Sale. vy particular to tell the maycand prenuses In the dio not have anything to do owmed until wld ngi the liquors and also soir??1.1 next- at 2 which Were found in hi, hff J&x"? however, failed to account for tbt nd Market eSeiU' of :the strange liquids and T The defendants wer committP WSR' ' fault of $ 1000 bail each. ) Ti Mr. Daly has recovered th' ? police all of his goods except TTLEMEHT -the cigars and liquors, and a ivTt tb.V. bowie knife. , , f - v . ! An Old Fraiid. I . A drunk and disorderly woman, i7irJ2 . ",ame 3 Annie Cumtftingsr was p.cked ; up by the police -In South Uamden fast night. Atl the city ball she said that she lived at 205 Taylor avenue. Investigation proved that j there is nothing but the baclf yard of a i barber shop at Second and Taylor's Ave ! at that point. Yesterday the' woman arl 1 proached a numbar of residents, telling a pitiful story of a dead child lying at the number which she gave as he home, and soliciting contributions to bury it. T : Breaking and Entering, , .-?n?rt th.ls morniDg, committed . i' of J1000 bail, for breaking and entering the . house of Georcrn FntoM mo u...? Fifth street, on - Tuesday nigbt and appropriating a lot of cioihing and other ! i property. , Frederick Brown,' an so- ! complice of Peters, was committed last uignnu ueiauit or ball. They are well M known criminals and have figured in yo y cases oeiore. - ;' Thirty Days for the Washboania Edward O'Brien and John nrUi tv, washboard thieves, were oai y,afr,ra." Mayor I Pratt this morning nrf sentenced to" thirtv davs in th r.nnf'- jaii "They had been in fait about a week awaiting a bearing oryhe chaf; f xne JLiast "Link" is Brttten. Benjamin Link was committed to thn county, jail this morning, charted with th possession of more wives than ara legally recognized. J LAND LIS AG UK MEETING. A Big. Contribution for the Paruell I 1 Defense Fund. ! A big crowd attended the mass meet ing, held under the auspices of the Irish National League, at St. Mary's Ball. Ex-Judgaf Weecott nreslded. ArtHrc.sna were made by Judge E. Ambler Arm strong, Thomas. B. Earned and How ard Carrow, . Esqs. Contributions to the amount of $298 35 were raised for the Parnell Defense Fund. Of this sum' the Ancient Order of Hibernians. No. 1. and St. Joseph's Society each contributed $50. Letters of recret were read from Charles Emory Smith, of the Philadel- ' phia Press, Judge Garrison and Prof. J. E. iThompson, of the Pennsylvania University. . -1 - f--- j j The Court of Pardons. ; TBE2TTOST, December 7 A the Court of Pardons will be held at the executive chamber at the State House today, when the whole session, which will probably be an all day one,, will be taken up witu tne consideratioa of three murder Cases. John Mvers Doremna. nf Bergen county, murdered his son. and is sentenced . to be hanged on December 19th. Robert Elder, of Atlantic county, murdered bis father, and is sentenced to bef hanged on Jauuary 14th. Patrick Coffey, of Hudson county, murdeitd his mistress, and is also sentenced ; to ba banged in January. They all make applications for commutation of; sentence - v 1 . t i. ' j Horrible Death on the RaiL , An unknown man was struck and killed last night while trying to cross the) track at Elizabeth. His body was carried three miles on the pilot of tbe locomotive to Linden, where tbe train was stooped by a telegram.' His skull was crushed to a jelly and fragments of Jsls brain and nesn were strewn along the track for a mile. 1 be remains have not been Iden tified. . -- ,-- .. ... : . 'What's the Matter with Hannah V L ' . 1 - ' .... ,.' - an interesting case will be tried before Justices Pratt and Evans this afternoon. In the District Court room. Prosecutor Morgan will represent the , citv and Schuyler Woodhul), Esq., will represent the defendant. The comnlalnant is Han nah Smith and me defendant la .lam en Patterson. The juryemDannelled in this case on Tnesday last, failed to agree and ucuce tne justices nave to take another hitch at it. ' - - 1 i Severely Burned, rV""": ' Cramer Hill-,-- At the school meet! n 2 of the Rosendale district held last night for tbe purpose of taking action in reference to bonding ihe oistrict iu the sum or js.uw to build a new school house on North Cramer Hill, the motion was put and carried unanimously. . : ' v : ; A Pump Breaks Down. . The high service pump at the Jersey City reservoir broke down again yester day, and the city had to contract with the Hackensack Water Company, which supplies Hobokeu, to furnish water to old Hudson City. ; Collingawooa. ; Rev, G. M.Murray will conduct even ing prayer and preach at Holy Trinity cnapei tuis .r nuay evening, at i.fto. Walter S. Stoy Is about on nleasant days, but very feeble after his sickness of n,ve weess. . , ; Wreck on tha Amboy Division. i rrv.- i.....'.. r i . j.no uivvvmx 01 a orase oar on a horth-bound train of empty coal cars at Beverly, on the Amboy Division of th Pennsylvania Railroad, this morning derailed two; cars and blocked both tracks jar a snort time m he wreck was cleared away after causing a slight delay to trains to. aud from this city. Undertaking la &u Us tranches. Work 19 bvit. Charts moderate. F.S. Elao-r;on, 05 llvk ltreet,v4J, Mri Alpheus T. Bufdick, of 709 Linden street, was severely burned -about the face and bands Wednesday evening in trying to extinguish a fire caused by an exploded lamp in a barn at Thirteenth and Cherry streets, Philadelphia Th barn was entirely consumed. Mr. linr- dlck was treated; at the Homeonatht Hospital. . . U t " ! Rohbed a Trunks ; 1 William Buchanan laneuiah-k in county jail charged with the larceny of 8?irm,tbe UuuV of Alftrea Cheshire," of 223 Bridge avenue, at which placn uucnanan was formerly a boarder. Jutt L.08 comd him in default ot $500 bail. Who Is Trenton's nonst Citizen? i Washikgtojt, December t The sec retary of the treasury has received a conscience contribution of 1 .28 tn an en velope postmarked Trenton, N. J. ; W. T. a U. Meeting. ;! 1 Blind Sasan temperance meetings ara' held1 at tbe Eighth ttreet M. E. cburcl. every Friday evening, and she will peak to-night.-- - - ! ; Hypocrisy is a sort of homage vie pays to virtue. Drive out tha yiciu-J blood with Warner's Log Cabin Sarsa parilla, renew it with new and vittuou blooQ aud there will b no hypocrisy iu. your strong and haithy nature. Bdi blood remedy ail cheapest ;

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