The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York on April 4, 1889 · Page 6
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1" THE BKOOKIra - DAILY EATjE THIOLS DA Y, APRIL 4. 1889 - SIX PAGES. i - i 4 O'OIjCK EDITION THl'HSDAY EVENING. APRH. 4. 1889. FIVE FIREBUGS. Well Laid Plan3 for Plundering Insurance Companies. Important Arrests Made Under I - istsuo tions of Fire Mai'slial Lewis The Ac - enseti Before Jnslice Naelier and Committed - Bladders Filled With Benzine to Burn Buildings. Fire Marshal Benjamin P. Lewis, assisted by Detective Henry Miller, of the Fourteenth Precinct, after considerable trouble ban suei - ceilod In discovering an orsanizcil gang of incendiaries Whose field of operations comprehended New York, Brooklyn and JerHcy City. The organization in said to number about fifteen member. Five of them were arrested on Saturday, but for prudential reasons the fact of the arrests was not made public. Fire Marshal Lewis, puzzled as to the origin of several fires in his jurisdiction, became satisfied that they were the work of incendiaries and in rood time succeeded in tracing the lives to certain individuals. The mode of operation was this: A member of the gang would worm himself into the confidence of some business man sufficiently destitute of principle to serve his purpose. He then induced trim to take out a policy of insurance with a view to realizing the amount in the policy by arson. The firebug would then negotiate with his fellow conspirators for the burning of the building and as to the division of the insurance money. The method of Betting fire to a building was tills: The fircbti;; procured bladders, filled themwilh benzine and placed them on one of the floors in continguity to some inflammable articles; then by means of a train of gunpowder the building was easily fired. The schedule of losses was generally made out for the insurance companies before the lire took place. Having learned these facts the lire marshal, when the next suspicious lire occurred, watched the movements of one of the suspected parties and followed him to an insurance office in New York and came upon him as he was endeavoring to collect the amount of the insurance. The fire marshal, without being noticed by the applicant, contrived to warn the manager of the oilica and the money was not paid over. The marshal then coiiiMunio.iiel with Folico Commissioner .Tames D. licll. who at once placed Detective Miller at his service, and live of the accused were taken into custody on Saturday. At 1 0 o'clock this morning the prisoners were produced before .Justice Naeher and responded to their names as fuilows: Frederick Dunsing, Bernard Bin urn, Hazel, Frank l'enkert and Freiiud. Through their counsel, John ISocsch, they pleaded not guilty and were committed for examination on Monday next. The depositions on which they were arreted are as follows: City of Buoohi.YS, County hv Kisos, ss.: On tho 1st da vol' April. 1SKD, personally appeared before me, Frederick Kchwer'l' - 'rger. residing at 21H Myrtle street, Brooklyn, who, on being sworn, doth depose ami sav he is acquainted with William Miller, who formerly redded at Ml Powers street, Brooklyn: that he, the said .Miller, inlonii - ed me t hat he had set lire to several persons' houses, doing it as a business and receiving lor such services about the sum of 1 00, and sometimes more or less according to what the injured received from the insurance companies that lie had then received an order to set lire to 1 - leilencli Dun - King's house. 4P Bristol street. Brooklyn, and that he was to lire said house on Die night that the Hazel .Woeialioii was to have their ball, l - ehni - ary 2."i or 20. 1SH!); that according to said Miller's statement to me, tiie said house, - to Bristol street was burnedon February '.'ti, INHil; that before said lire took place, he, the said Miller, gave me money to buy gunpowder, the object of which wjis. he informed nut, to make a train id po.v - der on the lloor and connect it with u tuse which was further c.miium - Ii - iI with bladders filled with benzine; that the fuse couid he arranged to go oil from half an hour to an hour so as to give him ample time to get out of the building without, creating any suspicion; that he, the said .Miller, engaged one, lleniard Blaum, who assisted said .Milter in burning the bouse. 4! Bristol street, and that 'the occupant of said pivmi. - es, I'reileriek Dunsing, had connived and agreed with said .Miller that his house should be burned ami the said .Miiler further informed me that some of Fred. Housing's best articles of furniture hail been removed to one Hazel's hoiise. w!io had been made acquainted with tiie conspiracy to burn Dunsing's plaitt, and the said Frederick Sell Won IVrgi - r doth further depose and say that one Frank l'enkert was also in said conspiracy to burn said Dunsing's house; that the said Penk - Tt went also to the Hazel Association ball on February 2."i, and left before midnight to - meed Miller, and assisted also in seeing Dunsing's place burned; that said - l'enkert nbo informed me that Dun - Ring's place was to burn in the same manner that his. l'enkert's. place was burned on the night of JJcecniher (i, lfts.s, at S2 1'owvrs - livct. rear bouse: that, said ni' - eliugs to can y out the details of conspiracy to burn Dunsing's and ot her houses were generally held in one Fivu mi's house. SO Walton street. Brooklyn. V.. D., and that I said Frederick Nchweli iVi g. r was soniet lines present and saw the said I'reund assist and lake part in the conspiracy to burn Housing's house; that the said Miller further informed me . that lie was an Anarchist and bad been kicked out of their meetings because he ir. - i i doing things whii h in time would bring them into disrepute, as some of them knew lie was setting lire to people's bouses. Fi:r.iu:::tcii Sui Nworn to before me. the 1 st day of April, I KSi). BgSJ.OIIN I.i:wit;. Fire .Marshal. Cit.uu.F.s Kami Kit, Police Justice. City of, ss. : Benjamin 1 .ewis being Bwom deposes and savs that he is Police l'ire Marshal of the City of Brooklyn: that as fire Marshal he has examined into the burning ol the rear building, S2 Powers street, Brooklyn, .December (i, at 10 P.M., 1SSS: that said building was burner) and lie has every reason to ledicvc that the burning was tin - act of an incendiary: that lie has al. - o examined into the burning ol sill Bristol street, on February 20 at I 2 : ." A. M.. 1SS!. and has every reason to believe that said burning was the aet of an incendiary; that both buildings were occupied as liwellings. r,i:vTA.,j!N Lewis. Sworn to before me this first day of April. 1 SS!. ClI.Mli.F.s Justice. Justice Naehcr stated to the reporter in addition that Scliwertferger tol l biu.i that a house was to be fired last night at Harrison. X. J., and that the bladders had been provided and the justice says that the statement ha h. - i :i confirmed by the discovery, by the New Jer - cy l olie - olliei rs, of fifteen bladders bidden in the house. BROOKLYN MliMlu - XS OPPOSE ANNEWi'IOX, Hut AMi'niblj'iiian :ros!yrs BUI ' to a. I'lii lit Heading. Special to the Eagle Ai.iiany, April I. Assemblyman Crosby's bill to increase th" size of New York by adding all the surrounding territory, including Brooklyn, was considered in the House to - day. Mr. Crosby said it was a mistake to call it merely annexation between New York and Brooklyn. Many people in Queens, ltiehmond and Westchester wanted to be an nexed. The. bill was not one that committed the Legislature to a policy, as it simply creates a commission to impure into the feasibility of annexing the territory. There was a matter of sentiment involved. New York and Brooklyn were really one city of j.r.OO.tiOO inhabitants, and he thought it was belter to have the name of being a great city than to have the name of two second rate cities. Then, under one form of government, there would be a heller police service. Long Island cities' odors could be subdued by a competent health hoard. There was very little expense attached to it. Mr. McCaricu said the annexation idea was a hobby of Mr. Stranaban's. f.ike all men of that kind, he would not down. He doubted that Mr. Crosby ever thought the two cities could be annexed, He could assure him that no thought was farther from the hearts of Brooklyn people than to be annexed. It was an admitted fact that Brooklyn was the most moral city in the world. ILaugliter. YVc have better police and more chmckes." Mr. .Sullivan (interrupting) You need them. "We have a Mayor also," continue 1 Mr. Me - Crrcn, "who has a great scheme to improve the city, and we want to continue lr.m in office till his mission is ended.'' Mr. McCanu opposed the bill saying Brooklyn wanted no affinity with New York, because she was better off as she was. The bill was ordered to a third reading. IMPORTANT HILLS I'ASSLl). Special to the Eagle. Ai.u.'NY. N. Y., April 4. Senator Worth to - day called up and passed the County Farm bill and his measure creating two additional police courts for Brooklyn. There was no objection to either measure. (Senator Hawkins secured the passage of his bill making the superintendent of public schools in Lpng Island City also clerk of Die Board. THE (ll'I. MA HI) SALARY KILL. Special to the Faglc.l Albany, N. Y., April 4. Senator Worth to - day recalled the bill increasing the salary of the Supervisor at Large from the Governor, who insists that the words ''not exceeding r.'nOOO ''should be inserted. TUB WKATHElt. INDICATIONS. Washington, H. C. April I. For Eastern New York, fair; . - - lightly cooler; northwesterly winds. iiF - coui) of Tin: thkhmomf.tkh. The following is the record of the thermometer s kept at the J!iiook;,yn D.mj.y office: I: A. M ol) 10 A. M 4T 4 A. M 4N I - .' SI fil) ti A. M 1" " . M r,i 8 A. M I I :l '. M Ty Average temueiat.ire to day 4S Average temperature name date last year 40 - - .. HIGH WATER, The following is tho official announcement of the time and duration of high water at New York and Sandy Hook for to - morrow, April ": I, - A. M. P. Time. i Hoight.'; Time. I II. M. i Foot. !i It. I. ' M. - - U.iiK'e.t.; Feel. ; - Dura'uof Rise. Pall. II. M. . II M r:."il dilll I 0:0S I 0:17 New York, ll ll l Bandy H'k ,11:1 - ,', :i.r 4.0 11:44 ;;ll:ts; MOVEMENTS OF OCEA.V VESSELS. A IIIIIVEI) THURSDAY, A PHIL 4. Kj Australia, Mediterranean ports, New York. Ka .Spain, Liverpool. New York. Km Philadelphia, fciouth American and West Indian ports, New York. 8s UeHuyler, Antwerp via lloston, Netr York. AKIUVEO AT KOltEIGN P011T6. Kb Kaalc. Now York.Konthampton, 8s Oalilorniii, New York, Hamburg. 9 Wisconsin, Now York, passed l - aatuet. KATE LEARY CAUGHT. Tliis Time for Stealing - Saliu From tbe Cnstoin DEouse. KateLeary. tho widow of the notorious Eed Lenry, and herself formerly one of the most notorious of New York's pickpockets, is in the cells at Coney Inland Police Headquarters charged with complicity in a daring robbery of satin. Vour cases, valued at $2,000, were found in her hotel at the west end of Coney Island this afternoon. Tuesdayafternoon Isaac Taylor, n Custom House carman sent one of his trucks with four cases of satin from tho Custom House, consigned to different dealers. They never got them. He discovered the empty truck on the Boulevard, near Coney Island, antl the horse at the Brighton utablcH, near the city line. Huspicion pointed to Leary'K, and to - day Taylor went fbwn and swore out a search warrant before Justice Waring. Armed with it Constable Sutherland and Ollieers 51. F. Murphy and James Boyle went to - Mrs. Leary's place and found the four cases of satin. They arrested Kate Leary, James Bagluy, a banger on about the place, and William McDonald, who has been on Coney Island about two weeks. They were arraigned before Justice Waring and held in default of JUOO bail each. Mrs. I.eary's hotel is a little, ramshackle sort of a hat box containing three rooms, one of them a bur, and is on tho beach beyond the West End Bailroad Depot. It has been occupied by her for years, but she has not before been found guilty of any offense aqaiiiHt the law. A WRONG BLANK Which Annoys the Heirs of Loftus Wood's Estate. It Contained a Castiron Restrict ion Which Retards the Salt! of Valuable Property in tho Eighteenth Ward. A decision was given by Judge Barnard in the Supreme Court, Special Term, to - day which will interest intending purchasers of property in the Eighteenth Ward, between Myrtle and Central avenues and along Him - rod, Harmau and C'irceno streets. The decision releases the property in question from a restriction which practically has kept it out of the market. The matter came up on a suit by Theodore F. Jackson as executor of tho estate of Loftus Wood, deceased, against the trustees of the estate of Abraham Stockholm, also deceased, to reform a deed by striking outa certain covenant therein. Lawyer Joseph A. Burr appeared for tho Plaintiff. Mr. Stockholm was a Jamaica farmer, well known to tbe old rcuidentH of the town. He owned a farm in ivliat is now the Eighteenth Ward of the City of Brooklyn. In 1801) he sold to Loftus Wood about one hundred and lifty lots on the westerly end of this farm. It was then all farm land in that vicinity. The deed was to contain the tisuul nuisance clause. Lawyer S. M. Meeker, of the Eastern District, acted for Mr. .Stockholm, and, in drawing the deed, the copyist, by mistake, used a blank form headed, "Covenant Against Nuisances," but which, instead of being the usual clause in that connection was a cast iron prohibition restrict ing the erection on the properly of anything but brick or stone dwellings, with slate or metal roofs; and which should land forty feet back from the otce ! ;" The matter was not discovered note lo three years ago when the rapid grow.':., section of the city led builders to make in - imrics l'orthelots. Mr. Wood's executors sought to obtain from the trustee of the grantor's estate a release as to this covenant. That section of the city is tilling up with frame buildings, and the clause a to brick and stone structures practically took the Wood property out of the market. The trustees of Mr. Stockholm's estate - were willing to grunt the concession, for their interest in the property was gone, but demanded a money consiceration therefor at the rate of $10 per lot. This Die Loftus Wood eteectors would not consent to, and brought the suit. Mr. S. M. Meeker, the conveyancer for Mr. .Stockholm in l NO!), testified to - day that the drawing of a deed containing the restriction in imestion was a mistake caused by the copyist getting hold of the wrong blank, which happened to bear the usual indorsement of " covenant against nuisances" which is ordinarily used. Judge Barnard decided that the deed should he reformed by expunging the clause complained of, but granted no costs. Indeed, they were not asked. Lawyer Montfort, who appeared for the Stockholm trustors, asked for a stay for thirty days and Judge Barnard granted it, saying there was a very nice question of law in the case. The property thus released from tho restriction is worth over $i 00,000. It lies in a rapidly growing section ol the Ltgiiteeutli waru. - - WAS THE COl'tlT IJECKIVED? JoHL - pIi A. Odeli" Wil'e'N 5lrolliir and Sister in K - !i!i!l"n Court. Desire P. Smith, his wife Annie, and his sister, Mrs. Pauline Bonghton, were charged a few days ago by Joseph A. Udell with having entered Ids house, at No. 10 Lafav; tte avenue, while tho Litter's wife, who was a sister of Smith and Mrs. Bonghton, was being buried and carrying away jewelry worth The accused parties were in Justice Kenna's Court to - day and denied this allegation emphatically. They came to this city to answer the charge. " The engines of the law were never so vilely used as they ha Ac been in thiseasc," said I'oanse - lor George I'. KUiott, w hen his clients were called up in court. ''These arrests are entirely without instiliea - tion. as absolutely nothing of a criminal ual lire has been committed. The court has been de ceived by this complainant. There, is no redress j obtainable, aj his whole carcass is not worth a cent." "It is this man Celell that ought to be prosecuted,'' said t.'liai - li - .i B:)i;'. - i)ton. ill." hil. - b. - in I of one of the defendants. " Why, tiie way he treate 1 his poor wife was something sham 'fit!, tie neglected her during her sickness, and the day before sli. was buried, when my wife and I called v, ': . - re (l.iell was then living, we found ln r dead bo ly, wrapped ill a sheet, lying on the tloor. Air. Smith was also with us, and upon seeing the .gate of things offered to net an un - h - rialicr and a deed to a bnri t! plot so as to pro - nrc tk' - Mit. interment for dp - remains, but Udell was advii - 'd to reject, any offer by a man who seemed drunk, and he took that advice." The examination, on the plea of not guilty offered by the accused, was set down for tiie loth iust. 3i!t. LEAXDEK TVATEltltUJIY. A IScport of tflis Cirave flln: - - ,s Whicli Inquiry Disposes Of. lleporls reached the Ev.i.r. oftiej to - day to the effect of the critical condition of Mr. Leandcr Waterbury, whoso illness for sonic weeks has been known to his friends. Inquiry, however, developed the fact that while the gentleman has been confined to bis bouse, he is quite able not only to move about, but also to conduct his large business concerns, in the absence of his partner, Mr. l - 'iree, on matters of interest to the firm, in Wyoming Territory. Not only did Mr. Waterbury himself, who was dressed and moving about the house, contradict with smiling emphasis the rumors of the gravity of his illness, but bis physician, Dr. S - Fleet Speir, on being seen by an Kaoi.k representative, said that they were unfounded and that he was surprised that they were current. It is believed that fhey arose from the rare fact of air. Wr.terbury's remaining away for awhile from his place of business, ;) - ? I - Yont street, Xew York, the gentleman having so long been known as an athlete that bis temporary eessat ion from business activity in itself created the apprehen - I'ions that were prevalent to - day. Far from continuing tho grave news concerning Mr. Waterbury, his friend and his associate in many trusts, Tax Collector Alden S. Swan, this afternoon said that, though confined to the house, Mr. Waterbury was not only directing the operations of the New York business, but. was also preparing soon to move, as his habit every Spring is to his country house, at Islip, around which improvements are steadily under way. There is no friend of air. Leander Waterbury who will not hope that he will shortly be restored to bis wonted strength, and who will not rejoice that the impressions of his - condition prove lo have been greatly exaggerated, and to have been so on account of the very regard and esteem in which ho is so meritedly held. JAMES K. KELSEY KUIUED. I.'imeral Services IDcltl at Sli Late IIesi deneo To - :lay. The funeral services of James E. Kelsey were held at bis late residence, 1.74 Lafayette avenue, at o'clock P. M. to - day. The Jiev. Theodoro L. Cnyler, pastor of the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, officiated. A large number of the lifelong friends of the deceased were present during the services. James K. Kelsey was but 74 years old when tiie end came, and seemed to have many years of a ti efuland happy life, before him. He is much regretted by all who knew him, and his charities were innumerable. He has left a widow and two daughters to mourn his untimely decease. The funeral wili be strictly private, and will take place to - morrow morning. The interment will bo in the family plot in Greenwood Cemetery. THE EAST SIDE LAXDS. .llayor (Iiapiii Contend That Tlioy Should He IlcNL - rvc - tl. The Mayor said to - day that he was opposed to selling the East Side lands now held by the city and drew the bill before the Legislature providing for their retention. As for the later uses of the property lie had not imagination enough to say much about that. He believed it had been admitted that one could not extemporize a university or a forest. A park there would be an attractive feature of our park system. There need be no alarm because of a bill to reserve the lands to the city. The Mayor said lie had glanced over the report of Kev. Dr. Storrs and considered it an intelligent and liberal minded document. Still, - nobody could not force such things. A DEPUTY J0NTK0M,Elt APPOINTED. Controller Briukcrhoff has appointed Herbert Ii. Smith as his deputy. Mr. Smith is now bond clerk and will continue to perform the duties of that position as well as those of deputy. He is son in law of the lato Controller Livingston and lives in the Nineteenth Ward, The salary of deputy controller is $3,500. STRONG'S SIDE Loses the Case on His Own Method of Examination. Jud re Walsii Sends the Persecutor of Miss Wood ti Warden Hreen's Retreat for a Year After Hearing the Facts Elicited by the Counsel - Defendant. William Strong, of 172 Pacific street, charged with persecuting Miss Lizzio Jane Wood, of 1"4 St. Marks avenuo, obtained a long term sentence by acting as his own lawyer. Three years ago Strong - wan first arrested for abusing the young woman and was convicted as a disorderly person. At that time he had known Miss Wood, who was then as now a domestic in a well to do family, for about a year and has paid unsuccessful suit for her hand and heart. His failure to Becuro either did not discourage him from seeking her presence at all sorts of inconvenient times. When first iirrested on the girl's complaint ho had fallen into the habit of climbing the fences in tho roar of the house at which she worked and shouted his compliments to her through the windows. The compliment after a while, remaining unanswered, were turneil into abuse and vile language. Strong serve 1 several terms in jail for his subsequent treatment of the g rl. He finished his last twenty days' sentence a few weeks ago. Strong is not a man to attract a woman's fancy in appearance. His unevenly colored reddish hair stands straight out from his head, and his mustache bristles. Over one of his eyes was a piece of unclean court plaster when he appeared in court today. It covered a wound he received during the last abusive attack Uo made on the young woman. His clothes were greasy and shoddy. When the case was called Strong had evidently forgotten, or had resolved to overlook the fact, that he was on trial. He addressed the eourt with business like bi'usqucness: "Your Honor,'' he said, "before this trial has opened for the taking of testimony or argument, I wish to ninko a brief statement regarding tho arrest of these two persons for their unprovoked assault upon me in the public highway.'' Looking severely at Miss Wood and a young man who sat beside her. "When they were arrested " "Wait a minute, Strong," said the Justice, "you arc the only person on trial here or who has been arrested." "As to me, your Honor, lot mo ask if you have ever beard of a. running drunk?'' The court officer rapped for order. Strong was restrained from explaining further and Miss Wood gave her evidence against him. She was on her way to Talmage'fl Church on the evening of March :M, when, between St. Marks place and Sixth avenue on Flatbusb avenue, she saw Strong following her. She was with Lewis Lewis, of 27 Front street, who was acquainted with her trouble with Strong, and when she saw the latter she said to Lewis, " Here he his." Strong approached the couple and in a loud voice called the young woman a scoundrel and told her she was always around with married men. Tho fellow continued his abuse with much vile language until Dean street was reached. A crowd had gathered when young Lewis turned and knocked Strong into the street with a blow from his list. Strong then drew a knife but was arrested by Officer Moran, of the Tenth Precinct, before ho had made any use of it. After the young woman had given her testimony Strong undertook to cross question her. He attempted to have her disprove even tho minutest particulars of her testimony and asked her a hundred questions that did not relate to tho case for tho purpose of confusing her. When the woman answered in a way that did not please him he said: " Now, remember you are sworn. I know what that means. I was edieated to the nature of an oath. I don t know whether you were." Tiie justice, after repeatedly checking Stone, informed him that his eloquence was of a kind lo do him mote, damage than good, but ho insisted on asking questions of the girl for half an hour. He d ied to have her say that she had threatened. " I will never die until I have given yon twenty years." Failing in this Strong began to question her about her acquaintance with several men. and when sharply called to order caused a titter in the court room by declaring, with magisterial eloquence: "Your Honor, I have .chosen this line of testimony to prove to you why I had to withdraw my company from this woman." On the stand Strong said that he was the subject of relentless persecution by Miss - Wood and had long feared "bodily vengenee and voilence." When he met the young woman on the street ho threatened to have her arrested if she caused hiin any trouble. The only thing he had Bhouted in Flatbush avenue mis "police." After the "unprovoked assault" by the young woman's companion he had gone to the station house with tiie officer in order to make a charge of murderous assault against Lewis and Miss Wood. He said he was locked up in a coll and there being only the doorman and the sergeant in the station houso be was "unable to send down to your Honor." with a graceful waive to Justice Walsh, "for the necessary warrant." As soon as Strong left the stand the Court disposed of the case in an instant by imposing a sentence of one year in the Penitentiary, at which Strong surveyed the eourt room through his undamaged eye with aggrieved astonishment, and .Miss Wood passed out into the street with her face wreathed in smiles. .SL'CCKSSITLLY RESISTED AltREST. four Thieve .llalic a Lively Midday Scene on Third Avenue. At about 11 ::t0 o'clock this morning four men entered the dining saloon of Pasquello Ilonitici, lot) Third avenue, and attempted to rob the money drawer. Mrs. Ilonitici was in charge of the place, and, screaming for help, she attacked the toieves. One of the men struck her with his list in the face and the four then ran into tin - street without having obtained any of the contents of the drawer. Officer Carney, of the Tenth Precinct, heard the disturbance and came up in time to arrest one. of the men. The fellow's three companions, however, assaulted the olUecr and succeeded ill rescuing the prisoner. They took the patrolman'. - , club away from him, and when Ilonitici went to the officer's aid they pounded him on the head with the club. '1'he four men then made their escape. An ambulance surgeon dressed llonifiei's wounds. KKOOKLYX ATHLETIC CLl.'It. t inpoi - taiit Kcsolfitiouu .Adopted at Last liwiiiiitC .llcc - tiii. - r. At a special meeting of the Hoard of Managers of the llrooklyu Athletic Club, held last evening, the following resolutions were adopted: iesnfiv(, That a committee be appointed to effect a standard of athletic merit. A'e.s'orc'M That members of this association who qualify in this standard be and arc entitled to have then - eniranec fees paid in games given by other athletic associations in events in which they qualify: and further be it iVsuO - ei', That such entrance fees be paid by this association out of tbe funds in the hands of the treasurer. i'eso.'(vi, 1 hat applicants for membership on and after this date be admitted tof'ull privileges on the payment of '?;. provided such anplicanls sign an agreement to be prepared under tbe supervision of the president, to the effect - that if the remaining ft! is not. paid within three months from date of election, said rights of membership will be abrogated by their failure to fulfill this obligation. STILL SPEAKING FOR PAKN'ELL. Sir Charley tln - iiell'N Address Iieforc the Coiiiiiiivtioii. Losnox, April 1. Sir Charles Ilussell continued his speech in behalf of the Parnellites before the Parnell Commission to - day. He explained the constitution and objects of the league formed by Mr. Davitt, of which Mr. Parnell was president, and said that of the persons constituting the Executive of the league only live were connected with secret organizations. The leiguc's appeals, ho declared, were based upon the necessities of tho farmers and were entirely constitutional. They were intended to guide the farmers in their distress. He pointed out that Mr. Parnell ami his followers hail been vilified and lnisrepresonted.likc Messrs. Bright and Cobdeu were in the early days of their reform movement. OIHTUARY. Frederick IV. Wcnzcl. On Tuesday Frederick N. Wcnzel died of scarlet fever at his late residence, 1 77 Washington avenue. The deceased was :s 1 years of age and was beloved and respected by all who knew him. Mr. Wenzel was a member of Standard Council and last evening his associates held a meeting to take action relative to his death. The funeral will be private. DON'T IMItLKY WITH RHIDUK POLICE. llobcrt Terell, a printer residing on Lexington avenue, made an exhibition of himself at the New Y'ork end of the bridge last evening when he refused to move on, as Policeman Shcpard directed. There was no time for parleying and Terell was hustled out of the way and locked up. Thii morning Justice Ford fined him $10. James Winehell, a hatter living at ::t):2 Hudson avenue, made his aupeiirance in a drunken condition on the bridge promenade yesterday afternoon. Before he had time to make himself disagreeable Officer Mathics bad him in tow. He will languish in Jail for ten days. OI - 'lTC'fc'HOLDKKS IX SCHOOL BOARDS. Special to the Eagle. Ai.iiany, N. Y., April 4. Assemblyman Aspinall to - day amended his bill prohibiting any officeholder from being a school trustee by providing that tbe provisions of the act should not affect the members of the present Hoard, and had itsent to a third reading, together with the Sewer Claim bill. TO CEDE LAXDS KOK MUIITIIOUSES. ISpecial to the Eagle. Au;any, N. Y., April 4. Assemblyman Townsend to - day introduced a bill to cede land at Whitcstone Toint and Hiker's Island to the United States for tho purpose of erecting lighthouses. W. II. GLADSTONE HAS A ItELAPSE. Losdon, April 4. Mr. W. II. Gladstone, the eldest son of Mr. Gladstone, who was convalescing from his recent illness, has suffered a relapso. S - 2,500 FOB A BROKEN LEO. A jury in tho Circuit Court to - day gavo a verdict of ".,500 in favor of Charlea F. Carlton, who sued the Phenix Bridge Company for damages for a broken leg. MIt. CHITTENDEN'S ILLNESS. Tho VeneraMe' Philanthropist Quite III at II i Home. Ex - Congressman Simeon B. Chittenden lien daneeronsly il at hia rcsidonce, 18 Picrrepont street. His ailment is a malady which has been developing for a long time and which assumed a serious form a week ago, since which time ho has been confined to his bed. Dr. Itnshmore, of 120 Montague street, was called in to take charge of the case, assisted by Dr. Lusk, of Now York, Mr. Chittenden's nephew. Until recently" it was thought that the progress of the disease might he arrested and relief for a few more years, at least, afforded, but, as Mr. Simeon B. Chittenden, Jr., said last evening, there is a gen - oral breaking up of the system on account of old ago and a complication of disoases has sot in. He - thought that there might bo no immediate danger. The venerable ei - CongreBsman is fully conscious of the fact that recovery is impossible. Until within a day or two it was not known, oxcept amon? a small circle of friends, that he was confined to his house. This afternoon his son said that the condition of his father had experienced no change in the last few hours. Ho is receiving the best medical attendance possible to obtain. With a view of obtaining as much rest for the patient as his painful trouble will permit, no one outside of the physicians, the ro fessional nurses in attendance and his son is admitted to the sick chamber. On March 20 the ex - Congressman and philanthropist paused hia 7.rth birthday. Ho was then able to bo about, and the occasion was remembered by many of his friends, he being showered with congratulations. Fourteen yoars ago he retired from business, in which he had been engaged since ho was ill years of age. The large fortune he had amassod by his own indefatigable efforts and remarkable business ability has since been a source of many gonerous contributions to public institutions and charities. In return he has sought no public recognition and countenanced no movement having in view official acknowledgment of the gifts that invited praise or elaborate commendation. His standing among business men was sufficiently attested by the demonstration tondored in hia honor at tho time he gave up active business life. Himself, his son and his son's family are the only surviving members of his own family. His official life is confined to three terms in Congress. Friends and patrons of that honored institution, Yalo College, aro under groat obligations to Mr. Chittenden, who recently contributed $100,000 to tho erection of a much needed addition to the college, and who has contributed altogether in cash donations moro than $250,000. His responses to tho domanda made upon the friends of the North were liberal and extensive. In fact it may bo said the reorganization of the Fourteenth Regiment wa8 due almost entirely to his influence and the substantial support he gave it. Ex - Mayor Hunter, who is an old friend, expressed surprise upon being iuformod of tho condition of Mr. Chittenden. The two wero opposing candidates for Congress in 1800, he said, when the latter was defeated, but .that did not in tho least interfere with their personal relations, which have continued cordial for many years. BACON NAMED As Commandant of a Provisional Regiment. GoTcrner Hill Pays a High Tribute to a Political Opponent What Military Men Say of the Selection. Thoro has been a rumor afloat in military circles for some days that Hon. Alexander S. Bacon, of this city, late lieutenant colonel of the Twenty - third ltogiment, was to bo recommissioned a colonel in the National Guard. An Eagle representative called upon Colonel Bacon to - day and asked him as to the truth of tho report. Ho was reluctant to speak of the the commission is not yet down, though signed by tho Governor. When asked what regiment had chosen him as their commanding officer, he said that his commission was given by appointment, not by election, and that ho was to command a provisional regiment, of the Third Brigade, in the centennial parade on April :10. Upon further inquiry it is learned from high military authority that Colonel Bacon is the first field officer to be appointed in the National Guard of this State land that tho appointment is made under a recent amendment to the Military Code, which permits tho Governor to make appointments in drovisional regiments. Governor Hill has shown how earnestly he has shown how earnestly he has the best interests of the Guard at heart in making this appointment from among his most active political opponents. Governor Hill may not like Colonel Bacon'8 politics, hut he appreciates true merit and rewards it with this very high compliment. Colonel Alexander Bacon is a graduate of the Class of '70 at West Point and an ex - offieor of the First United States Artillery, with which he saw service on tho frontier, in Washington during the Tilden - Hayes troubles, in the railroad riots of 1 K7 7 and elsewhere. He was captain of Company A, major and lieutenant colonel of the Twenty - third ltegiinent and was in command of the regiment in the interval between the resignation of Colonel Fincke and the election of Colonel Partridge. Military men of the highest rank think him unequaled as a battalion commanded. Under him the Twenty - third ltogiment achieved many of its most brilliant laurels, notably it - s success at the encampment of two years ago, which attracted widespread attention from the press and elicited highest praise from Adjutant General Porter. On itK.Centennial parade in Philadelphia two years ago, the regiment - won the undisputed palm, having been formeifin single rank and having passed General Sheridan 'a reviewing stand at double time, both of which innovations showed the independence of the commanding officer and the superb training of the regiment. The members of Ours are very much pleased with the distinction shown Colonel Bacon, and while many are inclined to think it is largely General Porter's idea they all say Governor Hill has made many friends by it. One officer asserted that he presumed General Porter wanted Colonel Baeon as a regimental commandant in camp, and lie had no doubt that any country regiments under his discipline would rival the best city regiments as the material was the best. "Why," he said, "he will work a regiment half to death and make them think they are on a picnic and cry for more drill." Colonel Bacon refused to give any details about the Provisional regiments on the Centennial parades, as he said the orders would be published in due time through the proper channel. Colonel Baeon is to select his own field and staff. BEDFORD'S BURYI.VC GROUND. Descendants of the lEeiusens ill ore the Hones of Their Ancestors. Two years ago Mr. W. Payne, carpet renovator, bought a strip of property on Halscy street, near Bedford avenue, at a city tax sale. He paid tbe arrears and took title. Recently when he was about to build be received notice from a Mr. Piemscn, of New Brunswick, N. J., that Mr. Item - sen bad a claim against the land. Mr. Payne communicated with Mr. Iiemsen as to the nature of his claim, and was informed that Mr. IicinKcn owned a burial plot on the newly purchased site. This put Mr. Payne in a curious position. Bight in the middle of his building plot was a littio island witli which ho must not interfere. Finally he decided to build on each side of the graves and make a court yard in which the ground that covered them should be included. When Mr. Renisen heard of this he produced a Mr. Hinchman, who owned more graves on Mr. Payne's property. Luckily for Mr. rayno tho graves were all together and he had it in his power to build without molesting the sacred ground. He called on Mr. Hinchman and Mr. Remsen to buy or sell, and they decided to sell and remove the bones of their ancestors to Evergreens Cemetery. They sold at a price that would buy many plots in Evergreens, and to - day the bones were removed by Undertaker Moore of Pennsylvania avenue. The remains removed were those of Jeremiah ltemsen, who died August 8, 3 834, at the age of 72 years; John ltemsen, who died September 7, 18,31, at the age of 41, and Mary Remsen, who died in is:!.") at the age of 70. The land was a part of tho old LefTerts farm, and j twenty - four years ago, when Mr. Payne bought tho adjoining property, it was studded with grave stones, having been used as a burial ground by the Reformed Dutch congregation which met in the old school No. .1, at Bedford Corners. The other bodies were removed long ago. A WILL CONTKST RKOPEN'KD. The contest of the will of Ellen Garnscy, late of Fearsalls, L. L, which resulted in the rejection of the will, has been reopened by Judge Weller. On the motion it was claimed that one of tho subscribing witnesses had sworn falsely as to the execution of the testament, and a number of affidavits were submitted to show that the witness' testimony was wholly at variance with statements made immediately after the will was made. Judge Weller thinks there is enough of doubt to warrant a retrial. HONORS TO JUDOK MCCUK'S MEMORY. At 3 o'clock this afternoon the meeting of the members of the bar to take action upon tho death of the late ex - Judge Alexander Medio was held in Part I. of tho City Court. There was a large attendance. Suitable resolutions wero adopted. The courts will adjourn to - morrow for tho funeral. Ol'K'K WORK OP A SNEAK THIEF. Michael Kennedy, of Gravcsend, stepped into Lynch's liquor store, at Sands and Fulton streets last night to got a drink. He had a suit of new clothes in a bundle which he laid on tho connter. He saw a friend at the other end of the bar and went over to him. When he returned his clothes wero missing. MONEY FOR NEW UTRECHT FIREMEN. Tho New Utrecht Firo Engine Companies are happy in the knowledgo that they are fairly well provided for by the town for tho coming year. At town meeting an award was made to each company as follows: Neptune, $200: Old Jackson, $400; Bay Ridge, $102, and Hamilton $400. THE ROPY IDENTIFIED. The negro who dropped dead yesterday afternoon in Montague street was identified this morning as William D. Groves, of 1 1 Fair afreet. He hadlnst left the office of Dr. Colton, llJOMontaguo street, where lie had called to cet a certificate of tho death of his infant son. Heart diBeaso is bsuppoacd to have been the cause ot death. LOSES HIS LEG. The Rev. Edward & Beecher Run Over by a Train. Probably Pushed Under the Wheels by a Hnrryinsr Crowd Amputation of His Left Limb at the Seney Hospital. For tho past four yeara the Rev. Dr. Edward Beecher has been castor of tho Congregational church at Parkville. He made it a rule to attend the weekly prayer meetings hold in that edifico every Weduesday cvenine. On returning to hia home at 1 82 Macon street last evening by tho Culver Railroad after services in tho church he alighted from the train at Ninth avonuo and Twentieth street, and either stumbled or was pushed by thoae following him, and ho fell on tho track under tho wheels of the cars, sustaining a compound fracture of the left leg. An ambulance was summoned, and in charge of Surgeon Cardwell the venerable clergyman was taken to tho Seney Hospital. The case required immediate attention, and Dr. George It. Fowler was telephoned to at 302 Washington avonuo to proceed at once to the hospital. This waa at 8:40 P.M., and after a consultation among the Burgeons it was decided to amputato the injured limb. Mra. Edward, Misa Alice and Mr. Eugci - c Beecher, the wife, daughter and son of the brother of Henry Ward Beecher, were summoned to tho bc.daido of tho husband and father. They arrived at tho hoapital at 12:20 A. M., and learned that Dr. Fowler had successfully performed the operation, and the patient was free from pain. Ho seemed to labor under the impression that ho possessed hia liml), but that it waa fractured. The surgeons had placed him under the influence of ether. At his residence this morning, while an Eagle reporter waB waiting for information. Miss Alice Beecher arrived from tho hospital and said: "Father is doing very well, considering his age, which is 85 years. He was very cheerful in conversation with mother, brother and myself, and the hospital staff seem to think he will get over it. In speaking to mo about tho accident father seemed to think the crowd from the cars had accidentally pushed him, but we hope for the best. Mother and brother are with him now in a private ward and will remain there all day." The Rev. Dr. Edward Beochcr was born in East Hampton, L. I., August 27, 1803. He graduated at Yale in 1822, studied theology at Aiulover and Now Haven, became tutor in Yale in 1825 and then removed to Boston to take charge of the Park Street congregation. He remained there from 18 20 till 1830, when he was elected president of Illinois College at Jacksonville in that State. In 1844 ho roturned to Boston as pastor of Salem Street Church, and in 1855 he becamo pastor of the Congregational church at Galea - burg, 111., where he remained until 1870. For some years he waa professor of exegesis in the Chicago Theological Seminary. In 1872 ho removed to this city, where he has resided ever since. He was a constant contributor to periodicals and was senior editor of the Congiroatioiialist for the first six years of its existence and after 1870 was a regular contributor to the Christian Union. He was the author of many works still in print, and in 1885 he waa prevailed on to accept the pastorate of tho Congregational church at Parkville. Although so old Dr. Beecher haa a wonderful fine physiqnu, and he is as vigorous as aomo men of half his age. It was only three daya ago when he waa bragging of walking from Fulton Ferry to his own homo on .Macon street, and it was a common thing for him to walk down to tho Brooklyn Library and back to Macon street. Owing to his advanced ago the friends of tho Rev. Dr. Edward Beecher seem to think that his recovery is doubtful. TRACY COMING To Inspect the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Ho Will First Act as Pall Bearer at Judge Medic's Funeral and rtill Then Settle Down to Official Business. Special to tho Eagle. Washington, D. C April 4. The Secretary of the Navy has been compelled to make radical changes in all hiB plans for the next few days, and the new arrangement he has made includes a visit to the Brooklyn Navy Y'ard. He haa decided to give up his proposed trip to the Itoach ship yards at Chester, and instead will go directly to Brooklyn to - morrow morning to attend the funeral of Judge Alexander McCue as pall bearer. He will return as far as Philadelphia early Saturday morning where ho will be met by Commodore John ii. Walker, chief of the Bureau of Navigation, who is to act as his aid in the inspection of the League Island Navy Yard. They will spend the beat part of the day making a thorough examination of the shops, ships, docks and plant at the yard, attended by the Mayor ami Common Council and representative citizens of Philadelphia. In the afternoon the Secretary and the commodore will reach Brooklyn and attend the reception in the former's. honor at the Brooklyn Club. Sunday will be spent at the Montague street residence with possibly a short visit to New York City. On Monday morning the Secretary will pay his first official visit to the Navy Yard. He expects to spend the best part of tbe day there and will look carefully at every nook and corner of the in - closure. He is particularly anxious to make a close examination of the cruiser Maine, the work on the new dry dock and the progress of the monster Miantonomoh. The Secretary said to - day that he intended to see everything in the yard, ''and," he added with a significant twinkle of his deep set eyes, "pretty much everything outside of it." What ho will see outside of the yard can bo conjectured. His lengthy stay at home is going to give the local politicians on both sides of the East River an opportunity they have desired for some time. He will listen to all sides about evcrythin - j, including Navy Y'ard patronage, Federal offices and similar matters that are at present in uncertain condition. He may also be able to settle what lirst class Republican lawyer can best make the race for the District Attorneyship next Fall and satisfy people that whoever that lawyer may ho he should not be thrown away on Wilber's small place. On the register at Willard'a last night appeared "Louis L. I'iruski and wife, Brooklyn." FCRXESS IS DISCHARGED, No I'roof That He Itmnviiiffl y Assisted Ileesc to S - ;c!ipo. Victor Fnrness, of 250 Baltic street, - the lad who has occupied a cell at tho Raymond street Jail since Sunday under the suspicion that In. - had something to do with the escape of Clarence Reese from the Jail, was discharged from custody this morning by Justice Walsh. The boy explained his presence at the Jail on Sundiy as follows : " I went there to sec James Shay, who had a cell on tier E. I did not know Reese, and was spoken to only by one person except Shay. This was a man who said he was in charge of the tier on wbieh was Shay's cell. Ho asked me it I bad a ticket, and I took from my overcoat pocket tho card that had been given me by Mr. Shevelin at tiie prison door and showed it to him. I did not give my ticket to anyone. I didn't know that it was missing from my pocket until I went to go out - " The boy swore to his statement. "Did anyone take the ticket from your pocket with your knowledgo?" asked the justice. "No, sir. I don't know how I lost tbe ticket." Warden Brynier was present in court, and in reply to Justice Wiilsh sanl that Reese had stated to him that he took the ticket out of the boy's pocket tythout the hitter's knowledge. The warden said be had no reason to doubt the statements made by the boy and by Reese were correct. MORE HCir,DIiflS GOISO VI'. Commissioner Piatt to - day issued permits for tho erection of buildings, to cost in all about $100,000. Among them are the following: To George R. Brown, two five story brown atone houses on State street, near Hoyt. Cost. $20,000. To John J. Lindsay, for a three and a half htory brick on Second place and Chestnut afreet, Twenty - sixth Ward. Cost, $10,000. To Daniel O'Conncll, for five three story bricks, on Bergen street, near Grand avenue. Coat $17, - 500. To F. B. Morse, one five story brick at 350 Bridge street. Cost, $10,000. To Hector Jouhman, a four story brick on Marcy avenue, near Lexington. Cost, $10,000. To C. P. Skelton, for eight two and one - half story bricks on Herkimer street, near Buffalo avenue. Coat, $18,000. (1E0RCE GORDON' SENT TO JAIL. George Gordon, of 40 Sackett street, filled himself up with whisky yesterday and last night he raised a disturbance on President street. Officer Cahill, of the Third Precinct, gatherod Gordon in and locked him up in the station house. When the prisoner waa brought up before Justice Mas - sey thia morning his brother requested the magistrate to send him away. He said that ho was continually drunk. Tho juatico complied with the request, and George was sentenced to the Penitentiary for six months. HE STARRED A BUTCHER BOY. David Opperstein, employed aa an errand boy in tho butcher shop of David Fernburg, 040 Third avenue, while delivering an order yesterday afternoon was set upon by a crowd of boj - 8 who threw stones at him. He ehaBed them and caught one of the number Antonio Loux. Loux showed light and stabbed his captor in the left wrist with a penknife An officer placed the stabber under arrest, and this morning Juatico Massoy held him for examination on tho 10th inat. THE MARSAf - A HAS LEFT. The Union Hamburg Line's steamship Marsala sailed from the North Central Pior, Atlantio Basin, at noon to - day. Her cargo consisted of 400 cases of Walter A. Wood's harvesting machinery, lard, beef, grain, cotton, whisky, papor in bales and walnut logs. A DIVORCE GRANTED. Byron Tripler has been granted an aDSoluto divorce from hia wife, Rose Tripler. No dofonao was put in. Judgo Cullen granted the decree. DIED AT THE AGE OF 102. Mrs Alary Jlcllancr in the Home for the Ajrod. Mrs. Mary McHanoy died at the age of 102 years yesterday morning in the Home for tho Agod, Church Charity Foundation, Herkimer street, uear Albany avenuo. Mrs. Meffaney had been in the home seventeen years and her mind and memory were clear to the end. She was born in Ireland December 3, 1786, and twelvo years later came to America. Of tho political ovents that Btirrcd her nativo land in tho memorable year 1708 she seemed to know but little, bat sho never tired of speaking of her adopted country. Her maiden name waa Hammond. She never spoke of her husband nor of any children' she may have had, and to all appearances had outlived thcin all many years. She was admitted to the home May 10, 1872, when it was in a small house on Fulton street. She was suffering from a broken shoulder and the physicians discovered that she was also afllieted with a diseased heart. Several times since sho has been at death'trdoor, but, to the surprise of all, recovered rapidly each timo, and her hold on hfo Beemed as good as ever. She was very fond of smoking, and two hours before she died she left her bed at 4 A. M. yesterday and enjoyed her pipe for a while. Up to the last day sho lived sho mado her own bed, a thing which she would not allow anybody else to do. There were two things which she remembered and of which she was fond of talking. One of these was that sho had lived on Long Island off and on 74 years, and bad onco lived witli a .Mr. Hubbard, who owned slaves. Another was the canal boat traveling she had done "to tho West." In the days when railroad traveling was a much bigger luxury than it is now she used to leave Brooklyn for trips to Sandusky, when that place was in the "far West," and did her traveling by canal boat. A few years ago she asked the authorities at tho home to let her go to Buffalo, and wanted to go by that very slow way of transportation. She knew every church day in tho calendar and was a chronicle of such events to all around her. A few days ago she took cold, but appeared to bo all right again on Tuesday when she went to bod. At 4 A. M. yesterday she got up and had a smoke, and at 0 A. M. she died of old age. The sisters speak of her bb an excellent cook and an enthusiastic housekeeper who knew nono to please her as such. RUSSELL'S TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE. A Foundrfinan Walk Into iv Pot oi Itlolten Iron. About 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon James Rnsaell, of 3 Batavia street, New York, one of the new hands who took tho plaeoa of the workmen who struck and left the foundry of William Diamond, at 44 Sandford street, on Monday last, accidentally stepped into a pot of molten iron. His screams brought all the employes around him immediately, and though not a second waa lost in rescuing him his right leg belotv the kneo was charred to the bone. When Ambulance Surgeon Maniton arrived he was m a state of ayn - cope, and was removed to tho Homeopathic Hospital. Russell is 48 years old. WHO "FIXED" IT? Strange Revelations Made by Franklin S. Schenck.. He Says that Mr. Burthmitn Made Certain Pronosi lions Resrardina; the Sale or Property The Tatter (xcntleinan's Denial. Mr. Franklin S. Schenck, a real estate agent at 870 DeKalb avenue, makes a somewhat astonishing and very grave charge agecting Mr. William Barthman, a member of the Board of Education and a jeweler doing business at Broadway and Maiden Lane, N. Y. Mr, Schenck is wealthy, his wife, Miss Debevoiso having inherited from her father largo tracts of land in popular sections of the city. Isaac Debevoiso is his brother in law. Mr. Schenck haa made no effort to conceal his story, but has related it freely to several of his friends, thus giving it currency. He also says he brought the facts to the attention of Mr. D. W. Harkness, a member of the Board of Education. To an Eaiii.k reporter to - day Mr. Schenck made the following statement: "My wife owned 100 feet of land on Koseuisko afreet, between Throop and Sumner avenues, and opposite No. 25 Public School. Wo formerly also owned the laud on which the Bchool btanda, and sold it to the city ten or twelve years ago. I am acquainted with Mr. Barthman, a member of the Board of Education. I know him very well by sight. In the Spring of 1888, lie came into my office and wanted to know if I would sell tho 100 feet of land. I said, 'Yes.' He said he wanted it for a school and asked me to set a price. I told him that I would sell for $0,000 to him or anybody else. Ho first offered $5,500 and then $0,000 and then said, 'those lots have got to be deeded to the city for $7,500.' He offered me $0,500 if I would deed the property for $7,500. He aid there were five men on the committee who wanted $300 each. Ho didn't say what committee he mount or who the men were. I was taken back by his proposition. He said: "There isn't a plot of ground in the City of Brooklyn that's bought for schools that isn't bought that way.' I told him I know that the plot I sold for school No. 25 wasn't bought that way, as net a cent of commissions were paid to anybody. I further said to him: 'If you wanted to buy thia hind this way why didn't you send a man to buy it, so I would bo an innocent party in the matter? I won't sell to you this way.' I refused to sell and the matter rested, Mr. Barthman calling on me several times in reference to the matter. No names wero ever mentioned. I never gave him any money. On the lirst dav of last December a man who said ho was A. T. Allen, an advertising agent in Park row, New York, came to me and at first asked me about getting the fence on - i tract of my property to use for advertising purposes. Then he asked me if I didn't have for sale some lots on Kosciusko street. I said I had, mentioning the 100 foot tract. Ho asked mo what I'd sell for. I said for $0,000. Ho said he had made some money on the election and that he wanted to invest it. Ho asked me whether it would be better to erect flats or small houses. I advised small houses. He made a cash deposit, although I advised him to wait until the following Monday, when I would have tho contract ready. He said it didn't mind, he would pay at once tho deposit, which he did. On Monday he signed the contract, agreeing to pay $000 in cash and giving a $5,000 mortgage for one year at 5 per cent. On the next day Barthman came to me and said he was now ready to buy the lots. I said, "Why, you knew those lots were sold. They were bought by a man who:n you sent." Barthman denied that he had anything to do with Allen. The next day, two men whom I did not know, called to see about the lots. They said they wanted to buy. I said, 'Do you want to buy a school T They said they did. I told them the iots were sold. On January 15 the deed on the property was to pass to Allen. I received a note to go to the Board of Education Headquarters on that day, but the matter was postponed. A week or ten days afterward I again went to tho Board room where the mortgage of $5,000 was paid to mo in cash. I there saw the final agreement between Allen and the Board of Education, wherein ?7,575 was paid for the property that I had sold for $0,000. When I afterward related the circumstances to Mr. D. W. Harkness, of the Board, he said: 'They had the faee to ask us $1,800 apiece for those lots' (live in number). Mr. Harkness told me be had opposed paying $1,800 apiece for the lots because he could get lota on the opposite aide of the street for $1,400 apiece. 1 nave not since seen IJartlinian.' Air. Barthman when seen said: "This is a lie, this statement made by Schenck. I went to him and asked him for the bottom price for his lota. He aaid he would consult his wife. I saw hiin several times and he would not fix a price. I told him.1 didn t want to pay any commissions on the land. 'Bottom price,' I said, 'no commissions, no nothing.' Finally he offered to sell the land at $1,500 a lot for the five lots. Ho never offered to sell for $0,000. I never had any such conversation with him, as ho alleges. I would bo a d fool to stoop to steal $300. If it was $30,000 (with a smile), but, phaw, $300; the thing is ridiculous. Mr. Cottier, Mr. Maxwell, the superiu tendent, and Hooked at the lots one Sunday, before I ever approached Mr. Schenck and decided that there would be a good aite for a school. Wo afterward bought tho laud of Allen. We had never given Allen authority to buy the land. Wo met Allen through Schenck. I did not get a cent out of tho property, nor did anybody. I will sue that man Schenck. I cannot imagine hia motive for lying. This is the first time I ever heard tho story. Allen told me he was going to build on the lots, and on Rufus L. Scott's advice that it was a safe investment I paid Allen a cash deposit of $100 to bind the contract afterward made with him for $7,575 by the Board of Education." AN AMERICAN CLERGYMAN'S SUICIDE. The Kev. diaries Sidney Ifinrd Kills Himself in London. London, April 4. The Eov. Charles Sidney Hurd, recently pastor of tho ralmerston Unitarian Chapel, Boston, Mass., committed suicido at the Easton Square Hotel on Sunday, by taking opium. He wrote a letter to Rev. Stopford Brooke last week, asking formoncy. Mr. Brooke made inquiries about tho man and promised to pay his pasaage to Boston, although ho aaid Mr. Hurd was a stranger to him. At the inqtieat held to - day it was found that tho clergyman had written a letter dated Saturday laat, directed to Mr. Brooke, in which ho thanked him for his kindness, and, apologizing for annoying him, said the sole way - out of hia difficulties waa through the gates of death. In the letter he. said: "I am the moat unlucky mortal on earth. My body I give to a medical school for dissection. My brother's address is No. 4 rarker street, Maiden, Masa." The Coroner's jury returned a verdict of suicide through insanity. Mr. Brooke, who waa notified of the unfortunate man's death, has promised to defray the expenses of liis burial and will not allow tho body to be dissected. MANY APPLICANTS FOR FEW PLACES. There are six street inspectorships to he soon filled by City Works Commissioner Adams, and an examination of candidates will bo held by the Civil Service Commission next week. Thero aro about forty applications filed. The Liverpool, British and Foruign Ship Owning Company's big steamer St. Oswald sailed from Woodruff's Stores at noon to - day. Sho is bound for Singapore and Rangoon, and took as cargo 00,000 cases of refined petroleum. A STRONG "WEB Being Woven Around Katie Cody's Husband. The S'ster of the Dead Girl Recalled to the Witness S' and To - day Dr.; Shepard Gives Some Pertinent Testimony. As the trial of Frank P. Dudgeon for causing tho death of Katie A. Cody progresses the interest in it increases. When Judge Henry A. Moore and Associato Justices Mc.Mahon and Conrady took their seats in the Court of Sessions this morning the room was crowded to suffocation. Men whoso attiro indicated prosperity stood crowded together - in the court room, which i;i ill ventilated at best, and craned their necks so that not a syllable of the testimony should escape them. Whether the majority of them were friends of Dudgeon or seekern after scandal it is hard to say. Tho acknowledged ability of ex - Judge Ocorgo O. Reynolds and Mr. Thomas E. Peari - all, who defend Dudgeon, and the fact that either of them is rarely engaged in the criminal branch of the law attracted man)' lawyers to the court room. This morning District Attorney Clarke succeeded in proving that the instrument which Dudgeon sent to Katie Cody whilo she was living in New York was identical with that which Mrs. Harriman fiaw in Katie Cody's possession. Dr. Shepard added to tho strength of that testimony by Btating that tho girl's death could have been encompassed by that means, and Mrs. Anyou, with whom Katie Cody lived in New York, completed the chain of evidence by repeating from memory the note which Dudgeon sent to Katio Cody and which he was so anxious to deBtroy after her death. In theBliven case Judge Moore charged the jury aa follows: A person concerned in tho commission of a . - rime whether he directly commits the act constituting the offenae, or aids or abets in its commission, or who directly commits, commands, induces, or who directly or indirectly commits, commands, induces or procures another to commit the crime is a principal. It, is not necessary that he should bo present at the commission of the crime. If ho is concerned in its commission and aids and abets the commission, then whether be is bodily present or not ho is a principal and must be convicted. Dudgeon himself seemed to appreciate the damaging nature of the testimony. His carelcss - no - is deserted him this morning entirely, and during the greater part of the time his hoad rested heavily in the upturned palm of his hand. Owing to the fact that tho funeral of ex - Jtidgo McCue takes place to - morrow and Saturday being a half holiday, the trial will not be resumed until Monday. Nellie Cody, who fainted on tho witness stand yesterday, was recalled this morning. She. displayed tho samo aversion to pass the man who is charged with her sister's death, but her nervousness had left her. She testified that Dudgeon sent a packago and a letter to Katie on December B0, 18S8; alio and Katio wero then living with Mrs. Anyon, at 85 West Thirty - ninth street. New York; Katie was out at the timo, and tho witness opened the package; it contained an instrument similar to the one described by Mrs. Harriman and a bottle: she also opened the letter and after reading it showed it to Mrs. Anyon. who alao read it: Katio put the letter and package in her trunk. "When did you next see the letter V" asked Mr. Clarke. "I did not see it again until after Katie's death. It waa in Oyster Bay. I burned the letter but kept the envelope." "Do you remember what the letter said?" "I remember a little of it, the beginning and tne end oi it. - "What did it say?" "I object," said ex - Judge Reynolds. "Wo certainly should not be made responsible lor a let ter so meagerly described." Judge Moore I don't think the letter is admis - sahle. ThiB witness te - tilies she destroyed the letter. She says she remembers a little of the letter the beginning and the end. Mr. Clarke Well, let her state the boginning and the end. Judge Moore That will not do. The beginning and the cud may be explained, modified or entirely done away with by what was stated in tho body of the letter. Mr. Clarke then abandoned tho question, and Nellie Cody continuing her testimony said that the and Katie left Mrs. Auyon's house that evening. She next saw Dudgeon on January 4 at Mrs. Reynolds' house, where they were at service. Katie met Dudgeon in the hall and said he should not have sent the package, as Nellie and Mrs. Anyon made a time about if. Cros oxaniined by Mr. Pearsall, Nellie Cody aaid that she and Katie came to Brooklyn after leaving Mrs. Auyon's home and spent the night in the Clinton House here. Mrs. Maud B. Anyon was called. She remembered Nellie Cody receiving the package and letter intended for Katie. Tbe letter ivns nno in. 'structiug Katie how to use the articles in the package. Mrs. Anyon remembered its contents because she was surprised at them. She then repeated tho letter verbatim. It was addressed "Dear Puss" and signed "Petie." On cross examination she repeated the contents of tho letter ex - a - tly as she had done the lirst time. Dr. A. W. Shepard took the stand and testified that tho instrument shown him could have accomplished the work attributed to it. Thomas F. Trcacv. a contractor. rcsidiuEr at 2H!) Thirty - ninth street, New Y'ork, testified that be was the husband of Mrs. Treacy, the lady who was seen at Mrs, Harriman's flat at the time of Katie Cody's death; he was not permitted to identify a picture as that of his wife, but identified certain letters as in her handwriting; this was done because Mr. Clarke will endeavor to show that she wrote the letter exonerating Dudgeon which the accused claims Katie Cody wrote. At this point Judge Moore said: "Judge Mc - Cue's funeral takes place to - morrow and. Judge Reynolds, aa you are. one of the pall bearers, I suppose the case had better go over. As the Bar Association meets at :i o'clock we will have to adjourn then. As to Saturday, Judge Barrott and Recorder Smyth, of New York, claim that no court should be held after 1U o'clock on that day, although our judges differ from them. Should there be a conviction in this case I do not mean to risk its legality on any such technicality." A recess was then taken for one hour. Aftor recess Mr. Ames, an expert in chirography, testified that he did not think the letter exonerating Katie Cody was in her handwriting. It resembled in some particulars the handwriting of Mrs. Treacy. At the conclusion of the testimony the trial was adjourned until Monday morning. During the trial Colonel Robert D. Townsend, of Oyster Bay, entered the court room and dropped into a vacant seat. On glancing about he noticed that Anthony Barrett was sitting in front of him. Colonel Townsend has known Mr. Barrett lor years, having frequently met him at Oyster Bay and other places. He therefore moved his chair closer to Barrett's, and, tapping the hitter on the shoulder, said, pleasantly: "Good morning." Barrett turned around, and, after glaring for a moment at the colonel, grumbled: "What the right have you to talk to mo 7 I've a good mind to spit in your face." Colonel Townsend, in talking w ith a friend alter the court adjourned, said: "I will meet Barrett in the street and ask him then to spit in my face, and," he added, "whether he does or not I will hit him. He cannot insult me witli impunity simply because be is Dudgeon's friend and I have supported the prosecntion." The colonel was very indignant while talking of the incident. His friends say that he is not the sort of man to make idle threats. ALMOST A CENTURY OLD. An Appeal for a I.iuly WIio OiUli veil Her Generation. To tlifi Editor of the Brooklyn Eaahi : In the bustle and haste of this nervous, short lived, money getting generation it is comparatively a rare privilege to look into the face of extreme old age and read the calm benignity and restfnlness of a life that has pursued the noiseless tenor of its way far beyond the limit appointed unto man. Such a life is in our midst, and not only has the strength, labor and sorrow of four score years boon hers, but in a few days tbe finger of time will reccl in the much worn Bible that lies so often in her lap the fact that u century has passed since first the breath of life was given. Patient, uncomplaining, amid circumstances straitened, attended by a daughter who is devotion itself in forgetfulness of her own weary body, this aged mother in Israel wait - ) for the morning. Trained in her youth in the parish school in the Highlands of Scotland and taught to believe that the way, the truth and the life lie hidden in the Book of Books, it would be hard to find any part of the Scriptures with which she is not familiar or from which she cannot quote correctly. Under the title of " Nearing Home " her faee has found its place in the artist's studio and been modeled in imperishable bronze as the typo of benign old ago. On April 5 she will be 100 years old, and the thought of her physician is to commemorate it with some expression of helpfulness to brighten her sick room and to cheer the faithful heart that has ministered these long years so devotedly to her. Gifts of money, food or flowers can be sent through the subscriber, or her address (naturally withheld from print) will be given if desired. A. W. Catlin, M. D. ".07 Giieenk Avenue, April ,i, 1880. fl HAYESES!) MAKINO MOSEY. John L. Voorhees, commissioner of investment of the moneys received from salo of Oravesend common lands, has mado his semi annual report to the iown Board, showing the amount invested to bo $300,911; in the Brooklyn Trust Company, $1,300,125; total, $302,271.25. The interest received for the past six months has been $8,231.18. This is lipcr cent. net. and is creditable to the commissioner. Out of this interest has been paid to Hubbard A Riiahmore, $4 1 1.55. The commissioner's foes have been $713.12, and the balance of $7,100.51 has been paid to the Town Treasurer for town purposes. FOUND IS GOWASUS CANAL. Peter Reilly, captain of the tugboat Murtagh, found the body of a man in Gowanus Canal, near Sixth street, this morning. It was that of a man about 45 years old, five feet seven inches in height, smooth faco and brown hair. The body was dressed in dark clothing. A business card of Monahan fc Son, 378 Flushing avenuo, and $150.50 in money were found in one of the pockets of the coat. The body is supposed to be that of John Monahan, of the above address, whohaB been missing since February 5. AIUtlVED AT UonEItTS' STORES. The Red D Lino steamship Philadelphia arrived at Roberts' Stores from Laguayra, Curacoa and other Venezuelan ports this morning, with a comparatively small cargo of coffee, cocoa, hides and skins. Since tho slump in - the coffee market arrivals have been smaller than for some time past. Tho chief officer said that affairs never looked brighter in the republic than at present. CASTY'S C'OOf. CONFESSION. William Canty, a tall Irishman, was arrested a week ago, charged with stealing a watehand chain and a gold ring from James Sweeney W 03 Clifton'place. When before Justice Kejjna this morning Canty pleaded giylty, but saidT ho was willing to mako good tho value of tholarticles. He was held to await the action of thi Grand Jury. y - THE EXPERTS' BILL. St Caxte $.7,000 to Find Out About St. John land. The expert commissioners who oxaminod tho St. Johnlaud sower have sent in a bill of $3,000 for services and $40 for expenses. They charge tin's for "examination and report as expert commissioners on the St. Johnland sewers, as author ized by resolution of the Honorable Board of Supervisors, passed December (i, 1S88." No question has been raised as to whether the charge was a reasouablo one. Every one scums to think it might have been greater, but - as to the gain secured by tbe payment of the money there aro slightly varying opinions. Supervisor at Large Quintard said the $3,040 had been paid to satisfy tho county it had not been swindled. Whilo be did not question tho reasonableness of the charge, he believed it need not have cost so much to learn the facts, but for the bullheadedness of aome of the Supervisors. A committee could have learned the same, facts at a cost of possibly not moro than $500. Still the question was definitely settled, he said. President Ray, of the Charities Commission, thought it waH worth somethiug to know that the sewer would not cave in. Colonel Gott thought the charge a reasonable one, hut wanted to know what becamo of the World'. proposition that if their charges were not proven they would pay the bill. SUSIE IS DEAD. The Girl Who Fell With an Elevator in the Toboggan Slide. Her S"ne Was Injured and Sho Never Left Her Hod - Likely that a Damage Suit Will be Hrought. The following announcement from the advertising columns will startle a good many young people in South Brooklyn: NATU AN On WdneaJ.iy, April 3, Sltsu: A NathaS , diiUKhtiir of Kdwaril Niithan, nRfd - .'0 year. - c Htila.i, us and friends a.e rejpi - ctfu!!y insiti - d to nt Imul tin funoriil st - rvicL - t, at tho residence; oi hur parents 270 Eiiihtli on l - 'ridny, April 5. at 2 P. M. Miss Nathan was the young lady who fell fifteen feet in a toboggan from the elevator of the Fifth avenue Holler ltiuk and Toboggan Slide on the evening of February 27. She waa attending the rink without the knowledge, of her stepmother, with whom she lived. Seated with her at the time the elevator broke was George Gardner, aged 21, of 51 Third place. Gardner had his arm about Susie when the elevator broke. She fell on Gardner's arm and the arm was sprained. Harry Lundbeck, of 52 Garlic hi place, who sat on the front scat of the same toboggan and who was another of Susie's young friends, had his ankle sprained. Susie's spine was injured. She screamed constantly when being taken home in an ambulance. Gardner wanted her to go to an ho.ipital, be to go to the same place for treatment, but ahe insisted on going home. She protested that ahe never would enter the rink again if alio got well. Her stepmother received her very angrily when she was carried into the house by the ambulance surgeon, and Police Captain French made a failure wheii he attempted to smooth matters over. Susie never rose from her bed. She was in great and constant pain and finally died at 5 o'clock last evening from the injuries received from the fall. She was a member of the ltev. Mr. Boyd's F.piseopal Church, corner of Seventh street and Seventh avenue, and lie will officiate at tho funeral to - morrow. Interment will be in Greenwood. A damage suit is contemplated. H0.EY MARKKT CLOSI.Vli REPORT. Itailroud Kariiiiiffs Western iflmmsrerN I nil to Secure financial Aid StocKM Active and Strong. IFor earlier qwttati'm itet 6th pr y. Walt. Stukkt, April 4 - 3 1. M. Among the sales of bonds this afternoon were: At CnLt P lt.t SI!) T.akc KlioriMliv 122 Atlantic.!: Pi:'l.i .NOH J,.ilce Slwrc 2ni! 127 Bar (J H .t N 1st SWA I.odb lsl.111 I 4 - 1 PP - ' - i Chi V k St - 1. 5s IIS l.on .V N tr 5s !IM1i i!IS?h OentN J 5s HON: Maiiitolm 4s Com N J 5s r 10!Sl Mil 4 Nor Is! Kill Cent Pan J, I J 10?J M I, S A W 5 s il.l Ohes ,1 O 5s IMjJ Mo KlTi - m VI tlhes.t O lis llfial I.Vi Mo K A T 5s 50 - 11 Ohi Hur ,t 4 Nell PI N V !. - n 5 s I 0lli DollloaKli KM' - ,' NV.Stl,4s !I3 a A II of IS!) I I l - l'l Kin - I'ac 3r.l lO.'iJti Den Hl Nor I'Acitii: 1 hi. 1 1 Xhi . 1 1 N?s U .tKi; W tsl..tiH!,l.iHM Ure Trans flu 10' Den So l"rk 1st ,S5)4 Pitts Wist S 4 East Tenn 5s 105 H Par of Mo 4s PS?' Kast IVim Imp 5s !l I ! Rich Term lis UHH i'.I'.I Krio 2nd eon IDIl's Kiell A 1) 5s !) 1 Fori WAD 1st II2W lliell A D deli J. . .100 (ieornia Pae 5s 77 KeadiiiK 1st. ine - .H - JiaS - J Ueurcia l'n - - inn 244 Koclt Island on. . 105a 0tii (It West 2nd !I2 Si I. A A T 2nd :S4il3." Oiih (,' A S 1'' 1st lOO'.j Slli - naniloah 1st 8. ) .1 T K in 74 M Hi I, A S 1 - ' Class II.... 1 111 lions A T 2n.l UK Hi P Cli A P lis 1 I K Hock Val lis K5 - .ji.s5 Tenn C A I 1st I1.......P7 Hocking Val 5s S3 Tol P A West 1st 74 Illinois Uen Is Kill Tex Pae 2n.l i iki i.'l U Iron Moim 5i SIX '!'' '; I it - ..HsuHX - S Kan Nor It U I 1 2 Union Pae 1 st 1 1 - 'U belliRli A - W.lkes 1st. HUM Waliasli Clii !7h CI i' ?(. hitch C A W Itt iMH Went Un 5s 103 ho.l N A A C eon !I7JS Mr. Kussell Sage says that there is no truth in the report that - Mr. Gould is trying to get hold of tbe Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe. Railroad earnings: f no. Kv. and Indianapolis, 4tli wk March $1, - 101 Ev. and Indian;, p - IK March 4,ii2 Poo., Dee. an 1 I - .... 4 ivlt Alnreh 4 15 Vco , Dee and Hv., ..l.licll 1,41 - 1 Kv. anil T. Haute, 4th wk March 2,131 Hi. mid 'I' Hanto, March - 1,101 Can. l'ae.m - , 4th woe Marc! S,000 Can. Pacnie, March 115.01)0 Cairo, Vin. and Chin., 4th - .veok March 2,U.iO Cairo, Vin. ami Chic. Mireh 1,7:14 West N. Y. and I'enn., March 11,200 hull., Kv. and St bonis, 4th week March 'i00 I.o'i., N. O an I Tax., March : 4 - 1.121 Oiiio R ver, - Ith week March 0i3 Ohio River. Mireh 10.5 - 11 Mii. iiii,l .Northern, March 12,100 Commission houses report a more active business within the past few days, and a good demand from investors and outside speculators. Commissioner Iglcharl, of the Chicago Freight Bureau, savs that the Iowa tariff discriminates against Chicago about 20 per cent - , making it cheaper to ship from New York to Iowa than from Chicago on traffic originating in the East. The. failure of an operator in grain in lierlin is announced, with liabilities of 0,000000 francs. Some Western railroad managers - who have recently visited New York to procure financial aid say that bankers and capitalists are disinclined - to invest in western railroad properties at present, because of hostile legislation and mismanagement of the roads. Stocks were dull andstcady early this afternoon and the market was without particular feature until about 12:30, when it grew more active and stronger anil the movement was gradually upward for nearly an hour. Then came an irregular market, but with comparatively slight changes, and the tone was generally strong between 1:30 and 2. Money loaned at 0 per cent, and at '.l. and closed about 4. StoekB wero strong in the late trade and at the close. Tho following table shuvrj th J cour.n of the etocu market for this day: Oiicii llifjh. Loir. Oloi - iojf. eat - . eat. iuar. Atch. Top. A Sanlal'o 4 - - - S 44 iiti 4:i?4 Brooklyn Elevated Canada Pacilio ...... Canada Southern.. .. o2ki n2h, - '' - " - J - 2! Central New Jersey . . !)5 Oil O.l 'M Central Pacific .... .... ChaltanooKa 02 02 III! - ; OUj Chesapeake A Ohio... Hill ltl. IliU lliW Clies. A Ohio 1st ifd. 57 o - if - i in o7 Clles. A Olno 2nd pi I ChicaoA Alton .... Chic Hur A Ojjinoj - .. )U 01 - P' - ' - 'Sv Clev. Col C A Illd .. lOy - IW.'i 70U 70!j: Colorado Coal 2!) 20U 2S 2!) Consolidated i.Ias .... .... Delaware A Hudson.. 131 133 131 l.'l.' - K Dei Lack. A Western. 13.'U 1311 135 135 's Dent. A mo Urando . KiXi lOlfi Hi.'s Hii - a DenT. A Kio Ii old.... 44M - l - l!i 41 Hid Dnlulh Kast Tennessee Kast Tenn. 1 hi tI'd Has; Tonn. 2nd pl'd Urio 27:S 2S 27.'i 27T lio'eklnK V'aiiev'.'.'.';.'.'.' 24" 2t" 24" "T Illinois Central II0 110HS llOJj U0 Inot.. Bloom. A West hakoShoro 1(H 3015 lOl.'.f lOljj Loiw Island LouiBvillo A Nashrillo (il'4 02M Olfl 02 nianiiotia .... Manhattan ll - iich .... .... .... Manhattan Kto. Con.. 00 07 00 00,' j Memphis A Charles .... .... .Mi. - liiean Central Minn. A St. I. 5!f 5!i ! uli m m vm m Mo. Pacific (iSH 70, M New York Central... ltiliJS lOlijH UHi.' - a 1 ''.' N. Y Chi. A St. h IS JN IS IS N Y C.l ASl I, nfd .... , - . - ,! N. Y. A New l - hiland - 12I - 5 4 l.'a 1; N. Y. Sns. AW S S S H V V S,, .fr W lllll . Northwestern 104 I0i Northwestern pfd .... Norlhej - n Pacific 20 .Ma Northern Pacilic pfd.. OUi (il'i Ohio 21!i 21 H Oinana 32 32.4 Omanaofd 03 !Wi V.r.V; I0(?t 20 2i;h 00! - : ci 21 21' I 32 :::h 1)3 ! - 4 - i Ont. A Westorn ... Oregon Nav PIP), Ov'B f".' Orecon Trans 3". ! - H .S' - ' - s . - ') Pacilic Mail... :.: 3 i U . i. ; ; i ; fjk I - . Certificates ill's illk, OU.'u 'M'. - i Peoria 24 24 21 21 I'Sll'maV. - . - .V. l,m l'.m 170M IW Headinc $ ?? Richmond Terminal.. 2.)W 2 H ;2 - Rock Wand '.(Ms ll - M MSW ! hi. L. San I'ran 22 22 22;?j .22$ St. h. A San I - 'ran. pfd at 5ii Mm St. I,. AS. 1 - '. 1st titd.. ..... ..... .... St Pa il 02 W (i p. - i (.2:i b - Vi StlPanlufd - 101 1112 101 1(12 Tciaslaoilio Ik 20 I lil'K Union Pacilic 0 01 " V - .u - Wahash J 1 M l - .i l - 1. Wabash ofd 2(1 - lj, .. - (j's Webtorn UDion MH H4 HiH HIU Chica&ro HarKcU To - nay, Ooeninjr. U:30 A, Clojinj, 1:15 P. M. 5)2W !)() WirriT Ann! Mar Jane July Conn Anril May June July Oats April May Juno July Pork May Juno July Lard Anril May June July Bibb April May Juno Julr !IH !3!i ste's .10 :J6?CaM SklaVli 25H 1.2W ,:io' ' 7.0D . 7.020.") CI.") 0.20 0.2") u.;;2 a is (1.20 0.27 A REMAltKAHI.Y FIXE VOYAGE. The. magnificent iron clipper ship, Walter II. Wilson, of Belfast, Ireland, arrived nt Ilarbeck's Stores from Calcutta last night. She re'ister.s 2, - tG4 tourf antl brought a full cargo of jute, lin - Keetl, ginger and gunny bags. Tho trip was mado in ninety - nine daya and remarkably fino weather waa experienced on tho voyage, even at the Cape of Good Hope, until thia coast was reached. Then it blew cold and hard. & . THE DAMAtlED BETA. Tho steamship Beta, which was injured in a ool - liaon off Staton Island a fow days ago, is lying in tho Atlantio Basin, whero tho big nolo stove in hex starboard bow irill be repaired. 3.i5si i.O - .'feitl.i 7.07W AN UNSEEN FOE Sprang at Her in Her Own Garden. A AYeslville Woman Savagely Assaulted While In Her Ilaujrfifcr's Company and Within Callintr Distance of Her Jliis'band and Friends. Special to the Kagle. Fah iioch.uvAY, Ii L, April 4. It has jnst come to light that, some unknown peivon last Sunday night attempted to murder Mrs. Alice StancliiV, the wile nf Henry Stancliff, of Westville. About 1 1 o clnck that evening Mrs. btanehtr and her 14 year old daughter Lottio were passing hand in handuio,, - the garden walk in tho rear of their cot tage. Some one suddenly sprang up and grabbed Mrs. Stain - lilt' by tho left arm with such force as to wrench it. Sho attempted to scream but her a - .sailaut had her by the throat before she could utt. - r a sound. Sho struggled bravely but could do nothing with tho man's hand on her throat. Her daughter ran to tho houso screaming for help. The unknown man forced M: i. St.uieliff backward, and just as she was sinking to the ground overcome with fright and loss of breath she saw the gleam of a knife and felt the force of a savage thrust. Then she lost consciousness and knew nothing moro until several hours aftor when she opened her eyes in her room and saw bending over her her husband and several others, among them Mr. William Davenport, a yoniifj gentleman who was visiting Mrs. Staneliff'a daughter Sarah, and his brother Samuel. The first intimation that they had of tho occurrence was when Lottio Stancliff ran screaming into the house, but unable to make herself under stood. They all sprang up on the instant and ran out, but owing to the darknass they - wero unable to at onco ascertain the cause o!' the girl's fright. A lantern was procured, when Mrs. Stanliff waa tound several feet from the path, lying on her back close to a fence. A hasty examination showed that bIio had not been injured, though her clothing was cut. Tho fact that the knife had como in contact with a corset steel probably saved her life. Mrs. Stancliff cannot say who her assailant waa. Last week Mrs. StancliiV lost two horses. One died on Wednesday and the other on Saturday. According to all that can be learned, both were poisoned. The matter has been kopt very quiet and only a few have any knowledge of tho altair. POLITICAL PLACES I.N TIIK XAVY YARD. IIolUr of Tli in Extract i omfort From tiie Itows Amuuir lEcpnlilicaiit. Holders of political places are extracting considerable comfort from the rows mining Republicans over the method of administering Navy Yard patronage and more or less from Secretary Tracy's expressed intentions not to allow the (lis - position of Government places to bo used as a factor in municipol polities. Tb:s they say means a little longer tenure of office id least, lor it will take some time for the licpiiblican patronage men to get down to a working basis, mid the Secretary after what he has said, even if he was only bruiting, will be apt to move cautiously in authorizing removals. Sec AdrertiNcmoiit in To - day's Eagle Of houeo for sale in Scherinorhoru st.bolwocn lloytand Bond. Worth looking into. Dr. Lyon's I'cri'ct - t Tooth Powder Whitouatho tejth and purities the breath. 25 ceutg. ei - o I'laiCs CIiIoridoN, a 'J'rtu - ttjsiiifcctautt An odorlefca liquid, very cheap aiid eltieiem. looker's Htitcli 4'oroa CoHtH far more to niauura - j' tire than ntiier brands are field at. s i ice i a i , a v s - . 1 1 r s s j : n i o x rs. YOUll BLUOD NliKDS A THOROUGH Ot.KANSINU This Spring, in order to exp.d the impurities which havo accumulated during the Winter, or which may he horedi - tary.aud ca me you much sutleriii.:. We eonlidently recommend HOOD'SSAItSAPAlUI.I.A , ilie very best Spr.'llK medicine. Uy its uso Ihe blood is purified, enriched ami vitali.ed, that tired feeling is enlireiy ovetoomo and tho whole body given strength and vigor. Tho appetite, ia restored and sharponed, the i!i.: - - stiT0 organs aro toned, and tho kidneys aud liver invigoiated. HOOD'S SAItSAPAItll.l.A "I tako Hood's Karsaparilla every year as a Spring medicine, rith most sati 'factory results I reeoinmond HOOD'S S AHSA PA HI , LA to all who havo thatmiser - able tired feeling." C. PA KMf'bKK, 31!) Bridge stroot. Hrook'yn, N. Y. "Keeling languid and dizzy, having no appetito and no ambiiiou to work, I took HOOD'S SA liSAPAUILLA, witli (he best results. As a health in iri"rator and medicine for general dobility 1 think ii superior to anything else." A. A. KllCIilt, Utiea, N. Y. PUKIFIKS TIIK lll.:iOD. "For years at irregular intervals i:i nil seasons I Buffered the intolerable burning and itching of I loed poisoning by ivy. It would bro ik out on my legs, in my throat and eyes. F.ast spring I took HOOD'S S It.'iAPA KII.T.A asablooil purilier, wil h no llio tin of it an a spocial remedy for ivy poisoning, but il has eifected a permanent and thorough cure." CAI.VIN T. SHUTK, Wcnt - worth, N. II N. B. - Il you decide lolake HOOD'S SAILS A I' AKILLA do not be induced to buy any other. HOOD'S SAIWAl'AJilM.A Sold by all druggists. $1; six for$",. Pi eparo'l only by O. I. HOOD A CO , Ap ilhei aiies, l.ewel'., Mass. 100 D0S1 - :S O.N'K DOLLAR. OOD VALUE IN lllll! KKKN'N K GO A I, liNN N EKE Ii UK NN N t! C, A A !. II N N NK Ii UK N N N (i U A A I. II N N NK Hlilt ICH N N N (J A A 1. II N N N KK t ii liK N NN G GO AAA L UN N N K Fi UK X NN G G A A 1. UN N N Ii lilili KKKN NN OG A AM. I, II N N.V HUE ... o 0 I .1 A M B S M : C H K K H Y A C O. O O OFI'F.K IN THI'.lll INDIA SII.K SUCTION 2,.ri00 YARDS OF F.XTRA QUALITY SILK AND WOOL UFMGALINF IN Till: SICILIAN, AND TIIK NEW DIMITY WEAVK, AT 8." CENTS AND $1.00 PER YARD. THESE GOODS ARE PRINTED IN VERY CHOICE DESIGNS AND WOULD III - : GOOD VALUE AT $1.2". AND Sl oO. O O I BROADWAY AND ELEVENTH STREET. I NEW YORE. I A. "Our American Homos unil How to Furnish Them.' RELIABLE FURNITURE AT MODERATE PRICES. LARGEST DISPLAY IN AMERICA. Thoso intondiug FianiBliing, in whole or part, or re'iuirinc any single article of Furniture, should not fail to examino our stock and prices. Twelve Show - Rooms. Prices in plain figures. NOTICE - We shall make a specialty this season of fur uishing cottagos and Summer, and invito inspection f our White, Blue and Pink Enameled lio lroom Suits, with Chairs and Table 1" match. Also of our exhibit of Ramhoo Furniture and Kugli. - h Brass Rod - 6tmdS' R. J. HORNER .t CO.. Furniture M.tkcrs and Importers, III. (Hi AND ti:. WEST :;:ikd ST.. NEW yoric ' mHE FINEST AIMAT KLAVOKINu " I S T O C K. . UEBIG COMPANY'S EXTRACT OF BEEF. USE IT l - 'ORSOUP UEEF TEA, SAUCES AND MADE DISHES. Genuine only with fac simi'.' - iot Justus von LiebU's: SIGNATURE IN "bUE INK Across labM. Holdby Storck'jpoi'3, Grocer? a - .i - l Druggists. LIEBIG'S EXTRACT OF MEAT CO.. I.'t'J. Lonioa RRU OOO T 7 R R O O Y Y RRR O O Y Y R It 0 O Y R R OOO Y Bn A B B AA 11BB A A I! B AAA UBb A A K K K K KK K K K H nun I) D I) D D D DDD I - .ER F. KR K EE IS RRR R R RRR R R .J R K w ww w w - w w w ,VW WW w w JJATX'H, 1'IUUE A O J., HATTERS AND FURRIERS, 1IAVE OPENED THEIR S: IH'M STYLES OF BONNETS AND ROUND HATS, 370 AND 1178 FilLTON ST, ! 64 ANITAS" DISINFECTING FLUID AND OIL IN NEARLY EVERY HOSPITAL THE WORLD. TRY IT. IS USED IN CARPET CLEANING T. M. STEWAKTj, V x;o SoTentn av ve aro now putting oirouiars i every houso in New York and Brooklyn. Road and My your order to nzv atyema av, now i oik. O - . - - - o J FURNITURE FURNITURE. 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