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THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE. ! i . ,. i.. - .! . . ... i... j.ihi i .Hi i. i. Mil ' i i i " " 1 'i'T 1 ,v "",' ii - """, , ' " " 1 . - . - .. . ' - ""'p' r '. ?.nt'a,tl I,."""',1",",", , " '""7" ", '"" 1 " 1 , 1 " I VOL. 50. NO. 95. SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 6, 1890. TWENTY PAGES. THREE CENTS. THE FIGHT IN FINLAND Against the Czar's Effort to Strangle Her Liberties. China Ready to Repel Russia From Her Frontiers Lord Randolph Churchill's ' Position. Ills Opposition to the Conservatives Personal Intelligence. Copyrighted by the United Presu.l London, April 5. The Boheme to oonvert Finland from a free State, with the Czar as constitutional sovereign, into a Bussian province, with the Czar as autocrat excites considerable attention in Europe. People generally have had their eyes fixed upon Russian operations in the Danubian provinces and on the Dardanelles, to the neglect of the encroachments of that vast and reBtless Power in Other directions. Russia is feared by Sweden not less than by Turkey, and Swodon looks to England, just as the Snltan does, for protection from the grasp of the Muscovite despot. The Scandinavians are not united in feeling for reasons apparent to the student of their history. Between Russia and Denmark there has for ages etisted a strong sympathy, while Russia and Denmark regard Sweden both with unfriendly, and the former with covetous eyes. The Russiflcation of tho Finns, therefore, meanB one more step in Russia's advance toward an attack upon Sweden and Norway. Finland was a part of Sweden for centuries. Russia first annexed one - half, and in 1808 seized the other half, but not until after a heroic Btmgele, which is commemorated in the grandest Scandinavian epic of this age. TheeyeBof Europe woro bent at tho time upon Napoleon; otherwise the Russian conquest of Finland Aould have he Id a place in history with iho throttling of frecdo m in Poland. Soma of the incidents, as when one Finnish soldier held a narrow bridgo for many minutes against a, largo force of Russians, falling juat as the Swedish army came up to the post which his valor had saved for them, compare with the noblest achievements on record. A people of this kind will not yield their liberties without a struggle. The western Bhore of Finland is chiefly settled by tho Swedish race, and most of these would either, fight or emigrate. As stated in a previous dispatch, many thousands havo already emigrated. From Shanghai comes the statoment that the ChinuBo are strengthening themselves on their Northern frontier agaiust an apprehended attack by HuBBia. China for several years has been increasing her military forco in the provinces adjoining the Amoor, and stout forts have been erected at points most likely to bo threatened by Russian invasion. China could throw about threo - hundred thousand of tho beat troops of the Empire into immediate action in the event of a war with Russia, while the population to be drawn upon for reinforcements ib practically unlimited. No word comes from St. Petersburg as to whether there iB ground for Chinese fears; but this Bilence indicates nothing. Russia is not in the habit of publishing to the world either her foreign or domestic pohcj'. Reside, the Czars have usually allowed, rather than permitted, their generals to undertake movements that meant or led to war, and especially has tliis been the case in Asia, whore vast tracts havo been absorbed, and extensive hostilities carried on, at various times within this century, without any declaration of war against any body. The enemies, however, have been half savage triboB and KhanB with little authority beyond the view from their mud built towers. Dealing with China wou(d be a different matter; for the Chiueso army iB vastly improved in discipline and equipment, since the affair with France, a few years ago. But even in making war upon China, it would be entirely in accord with the duplicity that characterizes the Cabinet of the Czar to begin hostilities through some commander, whose course, if unsuccessful, might be repudiated. On the other hand, there is the fact that tho dispatch announcing Chinese military movements in the direction of the Northorn frontier relates nothing new, being simply a confirmation of the report that China is keoping a vigilant guardianship over the provinces in which, more than a year ago, sho had already stationed the flower of her army. LOUD BAUDOLPII ciiOnciiiLL's POSITION. Although a dead set has been made against Lord Randolph ;Chnrehill by a portion of the Conservative pnrty, it is ensy to exaggerate his unpopularity with the Conservative members of the House of Commons. As a matter of fact his recent speech against the Government and his letter ycstenlay on the Land Purchase bill have not lost him a single friend, with the exception of Mr. Jennings, and the latter' change of heart was due less to genuine disapproval of Lord Ran - - dolph's action than to the pressure brought to bear npon hiiu by the StockDort, Conservatives. Lord Randolph's chief enemies are t:;c whips and the official element generally, ami there is no doubt that in theso quarters the feeling against him is very bitter. But among tin; Conservative "private members" there are not a few who have still a lingering belief in their old leader which none of Iub vagaries will shake, au'l who even think that he was right in his recent Kpeerh. although the party screw was far too severe toen - ablethem to give expression to their views, "f lie remorseless way in which the parly screw was applied evon to members who wen: only snspeot - ed of waveriug had, indeed, a direct effect in increasing the majority against tho Government in tho division on the question of the volunteer equipment. These members now state that should Lord Randolph Olmn'bill iiml occasion to attack the Government after the Easter recess, they will support him oven at the risk of losing their seats. As to Lord Randolph's personal game, it IB significant that the oftbia! Conservatives assert angrily that he has made his new departure in view of a general election,' and that it is consequently absolutely necessary in the interests of tho party that he should cease to be recognized as a member of' it before the general election takes place. If a dissolution was so far off as some people suppose, thoso fears would be absurdly premature. It can be said on authority not likely to bo mistaken that Lord Randolph, like tho majority of clear headed members in the House, looks on an early dissolution as more than probable and npon a Gladstonian majority in the next election as certain. If this happens Lord Randolph, unless he is drummed out of the party altogether, will inevitably come to the front again. Ho will he ablo to point to the disaster in which tho Government havb landod themselves by neglecting his counsels, and the great body of provincial Conservatives will rally round the one man who can claim that he is clear of all responsibility for the mistakes of the last two or three years, and Who will have an alternative, policy of his own to unfold. Rut beside this, if the Conservatives are In a minority Lord Randolph Churchill will take bis place on the front Opposition bench, and then by sheer force of intellect ho must lead - So his friends are saying openly, and his enemies half admit the truth of the assertion by their anxiety to out him adrift altogether before the general election comes about. Mr. O'Brien, in Bpeaking of Lord Randolph Churchill to - day, said: "All Unionists agree that Lord Randolph occupies an altogether unassailable position. He opposed the creation of the unconstitutional tribunal which it was hoped would blast, wither and destroy Mr. Paruell's character. He also opposed the miserable, ungenerous policy by n hicli Tories attempted to escape from the frightful position in which they are placed by thcif action on the Parnell Commission report. Be the effect what it may be on current and immediate politics, it must in tho long run recoil with deadly forco upon the combination of hidden traitors and open enemies with whom Mr. Parnell had to contend. Thoio has always been a lurking liking for Lord Randolph among Irishmen. Bnt when he emerges, as he recently did. to fight the battle of fair play and decency, the likiug rises to positive estoem, and many random darts are now forgotten. ( "No Irishman, not oven Miohael Davitt, so loathes and despises the rent - drawing idlers of Ireland as tho leader of the Tory democracy, whoso scorn has never bton hidden and whose contempt has been only too plainly shown. In this way the fearless but singular young Minister contrasts strangely with poor shivering shadows like Sir Michael Hicks - Beach, whose policy consisted of offonng chief justiceships to political antagonists. On the whole, Lord Randolph is the only possible Unionist reconciler, and so necessarily be is excluded from the sagacious Unionist Cabinets." M, Bertiilon, tho inventor of the anthvopo - motrioal system of criminal inveatigatioti and notification, will give an account of his methods at the Anthropological Society on the evening of April 38. Tho art of classification, for which the French are so noted, is brought to perfection in M. IJertiJlon's system, and its practical adapta bility to the detection of orimo and verification of criminals is well known. The gentlemen engaged in this particular lino of inquiry aro preparing to give M. Bertiilon a very cordial reception. NOT A MAN OF BLOOD AND IROX. Horr Woermann, a life lorn? friend of Trince Bismarck, in an intoi'view to - day said that the allusion to Bismarck as tho "man of blood and iron" is altogether unjustified, as the whole political career of the ox - chancellor shows him to have been a man of peace. "Prince Bismarck's experience at the Diet of Frankfort," Hcrf Woermann continued, "convinced him that there was not room enough iu Germany for both Austria and Prussia. It became his object to turn out Austria, and ho never concealed his iutention to accomplish it. He was ready to make a bargain so long aa ho was required to concede nothing essential. When a bargain on thoso terms was not to bo had he accepted a conflict, for which he knew Prussia was ready, and tho result justified his foresight. In the settlement after Sadowa ho exerted a self restraint which was perhaps his greatest achievement. The soldiers were against him, for they trustod thoir strength. Bismarck, looking far ahead, advocated moderation aa tho right way to secure the future good will of temporary enemies. In this way he gainod over South Germany iu a year or two and Austria a fow years later. "The conflict with Franco was held to be inevitable after tho defeat of Austria. The military leaders were able to take it up at any time. Indeed the general staff was ready even in 1800 to cuter Vienna, at the risk of having the French army on their flank, But Bismarck preferred moderation. In 1HU8, when the Luxemburg dispute arose, the military administration was for accepting the French challenge. Bismarck was for a compromise if it could be effected honorably. He held that a war postponed may be a war prevented. In 1870 tho conditions were different. The challenge was given to Germany in a maimer whioh left no alternative. The theory that Bismarck had conjured it up by some deep laid plot is a fiction of his enemies. Iu the work that followed, of giving a political form to Gorman unity.the chancellor kept the most moderate programme. When tho terms of peace with Fi ance came to he nettled, Bismarck was again for moderation. The annexation of Alsace - Lorraine was forced upon him by tho soldiers and by tho public opinion created by the historical school. "His chief object since the treaty of Frankfort has been to keep the peace.while consolidating the power and influence of Germany. He has never taken a narrow view of tiie means to secure this cud. In 1878 ho made every possible concession to ltuaeia. When ho afterward saw that he had gained nothing by this course except an uncertain peace, ho made the alliance with Austria and Italy which still exists. This enabled him to weather the very dangerous crisis occasioned by the union of the two llulgarias. It is the simple truth that for twenty years Prinoe Bismarck has been a power working for peace." THE KAISER'S SOCIALISTIC IDEAS. The German Emperor has iu view far more sweeping legislation than the cx - chaucellor would liavc tolerated and will use the resources of tho State for the benefit of the working classes on a scale hitherto untried, thus outbidding the Social Democratic agitators for the support of the masses. Such a programme will not be acceptable to the well to do classes, who feel that the pocket of the State is their pocket and that what is given to the have nots must be contributed by those who have. The British public is generally engaged in holiday making, tho season of vacation having begun on April .' and will last until April 8. Meanwhilo the Crystal Palace and the suburban resorts on the Thames aro thronged with visitors dailj'. The weather has been delightfully sum - merlike, and everybody who could do so has taken advantage of the occasion to get a breath of fresh air and, incidentally, swell the pockets of the suburban hotel keepers and their parasites, i The decision of Homo Seoretary Matthews respiting George Davies and permitting tho sentence of tho court to stand in tho case of the older brother, Richard, has caused a general murmur of dissatisfaction at its injustice. The action of the Home Secretary is everywhere regarded as a very weak compromise in the face of the public pressure brought to bear in behalf of both boys on the strength of tho extonuating circumstances attending their killing of their father. It was almost absolutely proven at the trial that the fatal blows were struck by the younger boy, George, yet his life is spared, while the Icbs guilty son is doomed. Tho foreman of the jury which found the hoys guilty has addressed a personal letter to Mr. Matthews appealing to him at least to grant a respite iu tho uasu of Richard pending the .submission of further evidence attesting tho validity of his claims to clemency. The employes of the government arssnal, at Woolwich, numbering about ten thousand, have formally protested against tho present Bcale of wages and threaten to strike to enforce their de - domand for an increase. The highest wages now paid to artiBaus in the arsenal are only 31 shillings a week, much less than is paid to equally skilled workmen in many machine shops conducted by private parties. A deep feeling of discontent also pervades the Metropolitan police force regarding the question of pensions, and there are rumors that a strike is imminent. John Burns, the famous labor ugitator, has interested himself in the matter and has offered to organize an agitation in tho interest of the police, provided that officers of the force will actively assist him. Secret meetings have been held to discuss this proposition, but with what result it is not known. Councillor Striegan, of Breslsu, was fired at through a window of a railway carriage at that place to - day by. unknown persons. The Councillor had just taken bis seat in the carriage when the shots crashed through the glass and grazed his head. His assailants made their escape in the crowd. Fires are raging iu the Black Forest and have already devastated a track of 000 acres. Tho Socialists of Hamburg have purohsed the Hamburg Echo, and the journal will henceforth bo conducted as an exponent of advanced Bocial Democracy. One of the features of the coming exhibition at Bremen will be a plaster panorama representing the steamship Saale entering New York Harbor. The master carpenters of Osnabruck, in Hanover, have struck for advanced wages. FELL FROM A SECOND STORY. John Duffy, aged 19 years, of ail Galyor street, fell from the second story of the. new building, corner of Oakland street and Van Cott avenue, while at work yesterday, and received a severe scalp wound. His injuries were dressed, after whioh he left for home. ':..' MRS. MOREY HITS DE. HILL Avenging Fancied Insults With a Slungshot. She Diet Him In a Uitilrvay Car and Blackened Ills Eyes With a Homeumdu Weapon Her Exciting nistory. Mrs. Elizabeth Morey, the Coney Island Nemesis, baa at last accomplished her revenge on one of the men whom she deemed to be her enemy. Dr. J. 0. F. Hill, of Gravesend, is to - day wearing a pair of black eyes and is fortunate in not having a broken nose or a fraolured skull as ilia result, of Mrs. Moray's rage. Dr. Hill is known as one of the most oolite and genial of gentlemen and is especially a favorite with the ladies, though a Consistent bachelor. Ho happened in Police Hoadquarters soma months ago, when Mrs. Moroy was in ono of tho colls on a chargo of misdemeanor. What passod between them is not known. Mrs. Moroy da - dares he insulted her. He as persistently and positively states that ho did not. Shortly after this, as he was walking along West Tenth' street with a couple of ladies, Mrs. Morey met him and demanded an apology. Ho denied having any reason to apologize, when she assaulted him vigorously with an umbrella and ho lied incontinently with a much battered hat. Since then Mrs. Morey has on many occasions threatened to assault the doctor and has followed him about in public. At last he applied to have her placed nndor bonds to keep tho peace, but neither party appeared wlieu tho e.ie came up for trial a week ago iast Friday. It looked as if a trace had been declared, but this was a mis. take. Mrs. Morey was only waiting for her revenge, and it came. Mrs. Moroy and Dr. Hill wove fellow passengers on tho 13:30 train from Coney Island over the Culver railroad yesterday. Tho doctor was already on board wlsoti Mrs. More.r got on and when she entered, tho car ho was in lie left it and went into the smoker. Sho followed him and began upbraiding him. He paid no attention to her at first, but at last started to get away again. Before he could fairly rise she struck him squarely between tho eyes with what proved to be a homemade slung shot and but for the short range would have fractured ' his skull. The other passengers , in tho car interfered ami pro - vented any further damage to the doctor's handsome face. He missed the matinee and paid a visit to the Long Island College Hospital instead, where Iub wounds were properly dressed. Sirs. Morey went her own way, proud of her achievement. There will probably be no action taken against hor. Much sympathy is expressed on all sides for tho doctor, and all who know him believe tho assault tobe entirely unjustified. Mrs. Morey has boon a prominotit character on Couoy Island for years. She is a dontist by profession, and invested in Coney Island property with a small dogree of success. Her first difficulty was with the Gravesond authorities, whom she charged with attempting to establish a nuisance noar her property. Sho secured aid from the Supervisors then opposed to John Y. McKano, and gave him considerable trouble. Sho afterward made friends with the Supervisor, but conceived herself insulted by some of his friends at his office ono day and publicly announced that they must apologize or she would punish them. The weapon she proposed using is the same as that she had to - day. Another notable incident was that of her arrest for assaulting a tenant. She - refused to furnish bail, and when locked - in the coll at Coney Island Police Headquarters refused to sit down for eleven hours. Bho was subsequently scut to Raymond Street Jail, and while there announced a peculiar reward of hor faith in the clearing out of vermin from her celL Prayer, Bhe said, sent them off when insect powder was powerless. Another striking incident was when she persisted in riding ovor tho Sea Boach Rail - road on a pass which had run out. This was in the Winter, when but three cars were run and the last train for Coney Island left Bay Bides at 0 P. M. daily. She was in the rear oar one night when the conductor shrewdly transferred tho passongers to the forward oars, pulled tho bolt and left her behind. He thought this safer than au argument. Mrs. Morey is not unhandsome, and is an agreeable and interesting woman until irritated. Then she is decidedly interesting, if not agreeable. THE DEATH OF THOMAS MAGWIRE. It Wat Indirectly Ban to Ills Experiences in the Civil War. Thomas Magwire, a widely known and" long resident of Brooklyn, dieil after a lingering i'lnoaa of consumption, in his 40th year, at his lato residence, 80 Putnam avenue, early yesterday morning. The deceased had been confined to his house for over eight months. Mr. Magwire was bom in New i'ork City in J.841. He came (o Brooklyn with his parents in 1841 and has lived here over since. Most of his life was spent in tho lower witrds. His family lived on Pearl street and subsequently on Carlton avenue for many years. In early manhood Mr. Magwire enlistod in tho One Hundred and Fifty - ninth Regiment, Now York Stato Volunteers, and wont to the front during the War of the Rebellion under Colonel Molineaux. The exposure ami hardships of Iub army experience brought on the diaoase which ultimately resulted in Mr. Magwire's death. For ovor a quortor of a century Mr. Magwire had been connected with the fruit importing house of H. R. Cone, on Park place. New York. He was a member of Moses F. Odoll Post No. 44, G. A. R., Atlantic Lodge No. 50, I. 0. O. F., and Bethlo. hem Encampment No. 10, of the samo order. During his long illness the brother Odd Fellows of the deceased have beon in constant attendance at his bedside. A widow and two children snr - vive the husband and father. He was a regular attendant at Dr. Canfield's Church, of which Mrs. Magwire is a member. fall. WHITE'S UKJ ALLIGATOR. HIn Skill iu Expected to Supply Shoe lor an Entire Club. Ex - County Clerk John J. White, of this city, returned home Friday from a three months' hunting and fishing excursion in Florida. Ho was in poor health when he left home, but returns snu - bronzed and in robust condition. Dnring his stay at New Smyrna Mr. Whlto added to his reputation as an angler and a hunter by catching the biggest caasawassicUum caught in Florida during the last ten years, and by shooting an alligator whose skin is expected to furnish enough material to supply each member of the Prospect Park Gun Club with a pair of shoes. Among the sonvenirB of his trip brought home by the genial cx - County Clerk is a Bhark's tooth a foot long, several petrified oranges, a twelve foot tarpon's akin, a barrel of alligator's eggs and the skin of a blue seal. He says the orange crop has not been ruined by the cold weather, as reported, and declares that the Indian River oranges wore never so large as now, some that he Baw being as large as eocoannts. A MEETING OF MASTER CABPKJfTKHS. A Bpeciai meeting of the Master Carpenters' and Joiners' Association was held in the Mechanics' and Traders' Exchange Friday evening John J. Walker presided and George R. Doitrick recorded. The committee that had. been appointed to confer with a committee,' from the Kings County District of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America upon the eight hour question was continued and clothed with power to arrange terms. A motion was passed directing the Legislative Committee of the association to proceed to Albany and have a bill prepared and submitted to the State Legislature, insisting upon all master builders in the State being licensed. , ' ; yiKB IK A STAPLE. Fird in the stable at the rear of 1,550 Dean streot yesterday afternoon caused damage to the amount of 100. The frame, building adjoining also caught fire and was damaged to the amount of $$00. - v TROUBLE AMONG REPUBLICANS. Politician Palling Different Wars on Public Sletuuren. Although the Legislative Committee of the Re publican General Committee meets with great regularity every Saturday night at 105 Lawrence street, it does not seem to find favor among Ro. publicans generally. Not only will a large minority Of the General Committoo vote against its members receiving $300 for their Bervioes at Albany, but many gontlomen Who heretofore havo co - Operated with the oonimit - ten in it work at Albany will nso their Influence to nullify its acU. Among these ikE. F. Linton, of the Twenty - sixth Ward, who does not attempt to hide his animosity to Colonel William Henry Benrd for his intoiforenco with what Mr. Linton believes to bo needed local improvement bills. Mr. Linton is in favor of the bills to pave and sewer certain streets in the Twenty - sixth Ward, and assorts that Colonel Board betrays his ignorance by opposition to such measures. To a friend ho said: "Harry Beard is acting foolishly and ignorantly in the matter of theso improvement bills and doing tho party a serious barm in Kings County." Ex - JudgnA. N. Lewis himsolf has written a letter to Colonel Beard, complaining that tho Legislative Committeo will be the laughing stock of politicians if some of the members per - sist in privately urging the passage of bills calling for the increase 'of the salaries of public officer vrltlch they openly opeonc. Judge Lewis, in his lottur, it iB said, culls attention to tho fact that & Republican member of the Cities Assembly Committee stated to his colleagues that be bad been asked to move two bills calling for increase of salaries of Brooklyn officials. The judge may refer to the bill increasing the salaries of Board of Assessors and the Health Commissioner.. Tho Boani of Assessors' bill, if it becomes a law. may add $11,000 to the city's tax roll. It is generally understood among Republican politicians bore that Port Warden Leaycraft is ono of the Legislative Committee who is interested in securing favorablo reports on salary bills. Mr. Leaycraft has not made any public speeches to any committee in Albany. Ho lias not protested against any of tho salary bills, but lie is said to have boon at work privately, and in that manner he is known to do IiIb most effeotive work. The Legislature, it is said, is tired of homing different members of the committee taking different aidos on all quostious and would not regret the disbandment of the committee, which is likely to happoh. Senator Birkett alone is the only Brooklyn Republican who can be relied upon to oppose tho Salary bills. He can kill thmn iu the Scuate if he so desires, as his Republican colleagues have agreed to abide by his decision on local matters, lie socmod to realize that only by placing himsolf in line with the Conservative element of his party can ho hops to succeed himself. "Tho Executive Committoo also BeemBtohave trouble on its shouldors. Walter Thorn, president of tho Eighth Ward Republican Association, and James R. Allaben, president of the Twenty - first Ward Association, claim to havo discovered that the Executivo Committoo have relegated Franklin Woodruff to tho rear and that Chairman Israel F. Fischer has become a dictator in politics. Messrs. Thorn and Allabeu believe that a ward association president is aB big a man as a ward executivo member. They have therefore started a movement to nullify the influence of the Executivo Committoo and tho success ol their Bchenio may be guessed in a measure at tho meeting called for to - morrow night. GRAND AIMIY MES MEET. They Arrange for a tEeuuion at IlldRc - wood Park. Soventoen members of various posts of the Grand Army of the Republio met in the Alder - manio Chamber in the City Hall last night. The meeting - was 'that of tho Henuioh Committee, a sub committee of the' Memorial Committee, and its members talked at each other for nearly two hours before they could decide to appoint a further sub committee to arrange for a Summer - night picnic and ox roast that will not ba hold until next July. In tho chair was Mortimer C. Earl and at the secretary's desk was John Iregaskis. Iu front pews were William A. Powers, Denis Short, Joseph W, Kay, R. W. L'Hommedieu and Albert E. Flynn, all of whom had boon intrusted at a previous meeting with tho responsibility of selecting a park for tho coming ox roast and reunion. When the vast assemblage was Anally brought to order Mr. Short arose and announced that Ridgewood Park had been engaged for the ox roast and reunion for July 1 and 2. Mr. Short Baid further that President Lewis of tho Brooklyn City Railroad bad promised co - operation to make tho festival a suoccss. There was a profound and long continued discussion of Mr. Short's report and it was finally re - ' ceivod. Comrade Johnson moved that Comrades Lynch and Eshoii bo added to the committee us pei - Bonal rather than post members. He explained that llatikin Post, as heretofore announced, would fake no part in the proposed festivity. Mr. Powers said lie knew of the worth, energy and fidelity of Comrades Lynch and Eason in Grand Army matters, but ho questioned if the motion should prevail, in view of tho action of Rankin Post. There was much reading of bylaws and discussion pro and con on tho point made by Mr. Pow. ers and it was eventually agreed that Mr. Lynch and Mr. Eaton could bo added to tho committee, together with fourteen others. This was because the Reunion Committee had no Official communi cation from Rankin Post in reference to its de termination in the matter of the o'x roast and re union, though the Memorial Committee has had such a communication, talking of politics in the G. A. R., which the Memorial Committee tab'.od. Before tho meeting of last night ended Com rade Lynoh said ho would uot act on tho commit - eo as a member ol the I'.auKin l ost, but simply as a Grand Army man. Then tho meeting adjourned without the appointment of the additional committoo by the chairman. TUB OLD CITY GUARD. Election of J Ik Officer at the Brooklyn BtlNt Utile. A meeting of the veterans of tho old Brooklyn City GuardJoinpany E of the Thirteenth Regiment, now of the Twenty - third Regiment, was held in the directors' room of the Brooklyn Institute yesterday afternoon for the election of officers and the completion of arrangements for their coming ammnl dinner on April 23, the anniversary of tho date when the Brooklyn City Guard started for Annapolis. General John li Woodward presided at the meeting. Tho annual dinner was arranged to take place at the Clarendon Hotel, covers to bo laid fdr fifty. Tho following Officers for the ensiling year were elected: Captain, John B. Woodward: first lieutenant, Edwara A. Seccomb: second lieutenant, Richard Oliver; sergeant, J. 0. Voutej quartermaster sergeant, Governor Morgan G. Bulkoley, of Connecticut. , There were about a dozen presont at the meeting and among them was Dr. J. Watson, who was secretary of the Brooklyn City Guard when it was organized In 1842. QUEERS COPST1 WAC VBTEBASS. The parlors of Miller's Hotel, Long Island City, were well filled with the members of the Queens County Executive Committee of the Grand Army of the Republio last evening. Commander J, 8. Power, of Robert J. Marks Post, of Newtown, the president of the association, was in the chair. Secretary, L. A. JFurhey recorded. Tho moBt important subject Considered at the meeting was the annual reunion at Rock Beach. It was decided to hold It In the fitter part of July and to make it a memorable occasion. . tab stbaSded smrtua pahaba. s - : ;,. . v ' - . Feebpobt, L. L, April 5; Tha French steamer Panama, whioh went ashore on April 3, ia still working in on the Jones' Inlet bar, and she iB in such a position that it may take a week or two to float her. It Is thought that her pargo will have to be taken off. The high tide which was expected "to 'float her to - night is kept back by the strong northwest wind blowing. The steamer is apparently still undamased. CAUGHT A BOLD BURGLAR He Was "Weighted With Jewelry and Cracksman's Tools. An Agile Oflleer Secured "NigKer" Thompson in the House He Was Robbing A Notorious Crook. One of the most important arrests made by the Brooklyn polico since tho opening of the new year was accomplished by officers of the Ninth Procinct yesterday afternoon. Captain Bren nan has received the praise of Superintendent Campbell and the congratulations of the wbolo department for his successful efforts in the case. For more than two months tho po lice of tho Ninth. Twelfth and Fourteenth precincts hayo been on the alert for tho prisoner captured yesterday, but all efforts to discover him had failed. Ho gave bis name when arrested as John Coleman, of Texas, but he is recognized as an old offender, and is well known to the Brooklyn authorities as Burglar Ihomp - son. Since February, Thompson has found rich field for his burglarious operations in tho Twenty - third and Twenty - fifth win ds. As regu lar as clock work, twice a week since tho lore part of February, residents of the wards specified have reported a robbory at one of the three station nouscB mentioned. In each case the circumstances were tho same, and the police had no doubt that ono man had done all tho work. About 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon Officer Denis Dolien, of the Niutli Precinct, who was patroling Monroe street in the vicinity of Tomp kius avenue, was called by a lady in a house di rectly oppodto :io:t. Tho latter dwelling is throe story and basoment brown stone house, oc cupied by William Ranisbottonn a New York mer chant. In an excited manner tho woman told the oftioer that sho bad just seen ft man pry open the outer iron gate inclosing the area way of iiO.1 and enter the house. A few minutes previously, she declared, she had Been Mrs. Ramsbottom and her family leave tho premises. Dolien, who has been on thi police force for ovor a quarter of century and is a cool headed officer over DO years of age, stopped ouly long enough to send a passing boy to tho station house for another pa trolman, and, climbing over mi adjoining fence, got into the rear yard of tho house tho man was seen to enter. He found the rear basement storm door locked and barred, but through a glass light in the door discerned the figure of a man in the kitoheii. It was but the work of a moment to break in tho door, but tho officer's presence had been discerned by this time by tho intruder and the latter quickly fastened tho insido kitchen door and ran through to the forward part of the house. Bracing his feet against wall, Dolien pressed the door in. The burglar waB going through the front basement door when the officer caught hold of him and pulled him back. the man was taken to tho station houo and an examination of his porson brought to light sufficient evidence to send him to State's prison for a long term of years. His pockets wore literally filled with jewelry and burglars' tools. The former consisted of three gold and two Bilver watches, diamond breastpins, gold bracelets, gold neck chains, diamond collar buttons and shirt studs and other articles. A rough estimate of the value of the goods by tho polico places it atll.aOO. Every instrument used by an adopt burglar was found in tho collection iu tho pas - session of tho prisoner. He stoically refused to tell anything about himself other than that his name was John Coleman, and that ho came from Texas. Captain Bronnan, however, at once recognized him as "Nigger" Thompson, a notorious crook who, five years ago, while trying to escape from an officer of the Fourth Precinct, full and seri ously injured his spine. He was confined iu the City Hospital in charge of au officer, and one day after he bad almost recoverod, ho eluded tho officer's vigilance and got away. This is the first hoard of him since. He then claimed to live in West Twenty - seventh street, New York. The police are po - itive that Thompson has been fuilty of all the robberies that have been per petrated in the upper wards within the past three months. Late last night Mrs. Daggett, of H:iO Lafayette avenue, whose house was robbod early in the year, was sent for by Captain Brcn - nan, and upon arriving at the station house sho at once identified Thompson as the man who had carried off several hundred dollars' worth of valuables from her house. She had seen him for a moment at the time. Ho got away, however, be fore she could summon assistance. Ho will bo ivraignod before Justice Kenua to - day. JERSEY CITY SELECTION FRAUDS. (sixty Warrants lusucd and Twelve Arrest Tfado. Jerhet City, N. ,T April r,. As a result of the disclosures made beforo the Special Committee of the State Senate that is investigating the ballot box frauds in this city at the election last November, sixty warrants wore issued to - day for persons alleged to be implicated in tho frauds. Twelve arrests were made. All those arrested were election officer. Eight are Democrats and four Republicans. Tho accused are Thomas Trotter, Jacob Moschell, Thomas Fallon, James Hart, Thomas Duraucy, John Far - riml, George Heller, Thomas 'Kelson, Charles H. Scott, Joseph H. Buekridgo, Oscar L. Frieboi g and Harry Speers. Tho complaints were made by J. T. Altemus, who is in the employ of the Senate committee. It is charged that the election officers were engaged in a conspiracy and that tbey accepted ballots from persons who were not entitled to vote. Tho persons arrested were admitted to bail to await the action of the grand jury - More arrests will be made on Monday. TUB CHICAGO OAS TRUST SELLS OUT. Chicaco, 111., April 5. The Chicago Gas Trust is reported ,to be a thing of the past. A stockholder in the trust told a Juiirnal reporter to - day that a new company had been organized under the laws of New Jersey to take its place. Tho name of the now corporation is said to be the Chicago Gas Company, and it is yaid to have purchased tho entire plants and franchises of the Consumers' and Chicago Gas Light and Coke companies and will in future operate tbcni. The first intimation that anything of this nature was ou tho tapis was when a circular was sent out by the gas trust to its shareholders notifying them that a meeting of the company would be held April 4 on tho business of a change of name and other matters would ba considered. TO ASSIST Hits. PARNGLL. BOBDBJiTOWN, N. J April B, There is a movement on foot in the City of Trenton to render some kind of substantial as. instance to Mrs. Delia T. S. Parnell, of this city. "Old Ironsides," the homo of Mre. Parnell, Is heavily encumbered. Her friends here afforded her temporary relief, but something more must bo done and the Trenton people propose to do it. ' ELECTRIC CAUS tS COLLISION. New Havex, Conn,, April 5. Last night a car on the electric road at Birmingham was stopped at the foot of a steep grade. A car following it closely could not be cheoked and crashed into the first car, throwing tho passengers into a heap in the forward end and creating'a panic. Several of the passengers were quite badly bruised and cut. , ft a puasE trirn a week's wages. A small pursjo containing a sum of money in bills, folded together so as to give tho impression that they constituted a woek's wages for somebody, was found at the New York entrance to tho bridge late, yesterday afternoon by a woman and turned in at tho Bridgo Polioe Station to await an owner. X POWPgg MILL DESTROYED. :'i Babtow, N. Y., April 5. The powder works at Bayoneater were blown up t2 P.M.,t6 - day. 'Pwo men were killed and great damage was done to houaesTin the rioinity and to the Bayohester railroad, station.,. : J ELLIS ISLAND FOR THE IMMIGRANTS. "JThe Uourt Concur Witu tbo Nennte iu its selection. Warihkqton, D. C April 5. Tho House of Representatives to - day in Committee of the Whole (Mr, Butteworth, of Ohio, iu tho chair) considered the Senate joint resolution for the removal of the naval magazine from Ellis Island, New York City, and to secure an immigrant station, as the lesso of Castle Gardon would expire in a few dayB. Mr. Covert snid that there was no obleotlon anywhero to the first part of tho resolution, providing for the removal of tho powder magazine. Congressional action for the removal of tho ox. plosives was absolutely necessary. But he did object to the proposition that Ellis Island should bocomo the permanent, or even temporary, site of the Immigration Bureau. Of all the islands in iew lork harbor, Ellis Island was the most unsuitable for this purpose. It was a low, long ishihd, located a mile and a half from New York, containing only four or five acros and tlOBlitufce of inhabitants. He did not think, however, that any of tho islands should be selected. The immi gration station should be located upon the mainland. Tho immigration law should be carried out in tho midst of civilization rather thau in the midst of desolation and privacy. Mr. Oatos. of Alabama, favorod the romoval of the magazine, but objected to the selection of Ellis Island for the emigrant station. The island wapamnail one .mil the deevest water which could be obtained at it was seven or eight feet. In order to make 'lie islaud large ci '.ugh for tho purpose of an emigrant fltation a groat expondi. ture of money would be necessary. There was not room on tho island to erect a hospital or boarding houBes and the island would havo to be enlarged by several acres. He believed that the station should bo located on tbo mainland, bnt if an island were selected ho thought that the choice should fall ou Governor's Island. Mr. Brewer, of Michigan, favorod the selection of Ellis Island, and stated his objection to Bcd - loe's and Governor's islands. Ho did not think that a suitable site on the mainland could be so - cured for less than $2,000,000. Mr, Oaten movod to strike out the clause pro. viding for the location of the immigrant station on Ellis Island. Lost, 17 to 30. Mr. Covert offered an amendment providing that the immigrant station shall be located in New York, Brooklyn, Long Island City or Statett Island. Mr. Cummings, of New York, said tliat he would be glad to vote for the amendment - if there was something specific aud definite about it. Congress had given the Secretary of the Treasury full power to select a site, and in the exercise of that power he had selected Bodice's Island. Protests against this selection had been made by the cit izens of New York, and had become so strong that the House had heeded them and sent the Immi gration Committee to New York to investigate the matter. The committee had done its work thor. oughly and had reported in favor of Ellis Island. Here wiib something specific, and in the circum stances ho did not see how he could vote in any other way than 'to BUBtaiu the action of the com - niittoe. Tho amendment was defeated, as wag also an amendment offered by Mr. MoAdoo, of New Jersey, providing that the powder magazine shall be located at least fifteen niilos from New York City. The Committo then rose, and the joint resolu tion was passed with an unimportant ameudment which will necessitate its return to the Senate for further action. THE STRAUSS ORCHESTRA CONTROVERSY. Manager Hlakoly Says That Joalonsjr Is thc.Canve of Opposition. Mr. Blakoly, the general manager of the StrausB Orchestra, whioh is on its way from Vienna to give concerts in this country, when om stioned yesterday'i'eeir'dlilg flic protest which has beon filed with the United States District Attorney against the admission of the SlfaUss Orchestra, said that ho had no fear whatever of tho result. In tho drat rdaco, the protest eatno Worn the managor and leader of Cappa'a Band, whioh is pai ticularly jealous of Gilmore's Band, or which Mr. Blakoly is also the manager. Ho said that Bandmaster Capoa had mode an application to open the Madison Square Gardon with a nondescript sort of jubilee, and tbo failure or the managers of tho garden to accede to his request was auoeiior source of soreness. So far as Cappa's allegation was concerned, that Edward StraiiBS was Johaun Strauss' nephew, not his brother, Mr. Blakely characterized it as a falHBhdod, pure and simple. Mr. Edward Strauss is one of the tbl'co famous brothers, the sods of Johann StraUss the elder, and ho had been the leader and the only leader of tho orchestra for the last twenty - five years. Mr. Blakely added that tho better class of musicians in Now York and elsewhere took no part whatever in attempting to prevent the andiug of Strauss, and further said that his playing in the Madison Square Garden would not interfere with any other organization, inasmuch as an additional orchestra would be permanently employed by tho garden to accompany the ballet, to play upon tho oof and generally do the work of a regular or - ganizallou omployed by the institution. Except the garden engagement, the StHiUBi OreheBtra will make a tour of the coantrj', remaining iu no oily nioro than a week and in but one more tlinu three or four days, and in no respect will it come in contact with any other musical organization. So far from this protest coming from the Mutual Protective Union, Mr. Blakely says that the president of the orgahiz - ..tion has published a card disclaiming any purpose to oppose tho landing of Strauss. Bandmaster P. S. Gilmore has written to the Collector, expressing surprise at the objections to the landing of the Strauss OrdheBtra, and gave it a his opimou that tho travelers would be re ceived with opon arms by the musical profession of this country. AMATEUR BILLIARD CHAMPIONSHIP. Fourtu Annual Tournament In the New York Racket Court Clnb. The fourth annual tournament for the amateur billiard championship of the United Btatea, under tho auspices of tho Raoket Court Club of New York, will begin ou the ovoning of May 12. The entries will close April 30. The emblem of the championship is the cup giveu by the president of tho club and must be wou three times bv a player beforo it can become his property. Mr. Ot - vfUo Oddie, Jr., of this dlty, Is the present holder of the cup, having won it in the tournament of 1888 aud 1880. The game wiU be wiR ba three ball Freuoh caroms on a 5 by io table. The number of points will depend npon the number of entries, but will 'not be less than :0o or moro than 50d. Each contestant wRl have to play with each other contestant unless mo entries are too numoroua, in woioh case they win be drawn by lotin pairslho losers retiring. In case a contestant withdraws from the krarntw mont before playing his full duota - of samea. th games that he shall have played will be stricken from the record of the tournament. BACKED OVEq A BEClPICfc; ' PinsBtma, Pa,, April 6. A Greonsburg, Pa., sDeoial sarst "While Mack Steele, aged about 10, and Sammie, a 7 year old son of R. A. Dornon, of New Alexandria, were hauling rubbish to the Loral Ha'nua River, yes - yesterday afternoon, their hone backed the wagon in whioh they were seated over the craoL vice, fifty feet high, and they were hurled to the bottom. Young Dornon was killed and Steele internally injured." KltS EST CH1NTEI,0CIM8 REIBBSS. 1 Mootbkal, April's. Constant Girardin, heiress to the estate olf the late Ernest Chantoloup, brass founder, valued at $350,000, arrived here front France to - day to claim ftho property. She had never seoh her Undo Ohanteloup and .the bequest was au (entire surprise. ' ' SL088UH THUS TIIE FIRST PAKE. Cbioaoo, Hi., AWil 5. George F. Slossoti. of New York, to - night beat William Oattou( of Rook Island; IU.i in ho ope& log game of tho 14 inch balk line billiard tournament, Slbsson played 500 points to Catton's 860. ECHSLEll & ABRAHAM. SUNDAY Fair; westerly wind IMPORTANT dUALt THINGS. A NEW LOT OF 250 HEAL EASTERN KUG9. SIZES tixiH FEET TO 7x10 FRET, PRIOE8 $3.00 TO $1S5.00, ACCORDING TOSIZK. VARIETY AND CONDITION. IDENTICAL RUGS WOULD BRING 80.00 TO 6200.00 FAST ENOUGH O'JTBIDK THE STORE. AMONG THE NEW CARPETS THOSE HAT Htt OUR FANCY liAttOEST ARE THE MAGNIFICENTLY FIGURED "LOWELL WILTONS," AND HE RICH, SOFT TONED, OTTOMAN PATTERNED, SELF COLOR ING&AISS. IF YOU'VE A THOUGHT BABY OARRIAGKWARD, HOW WOULD AN ASSORTMENT OF 70 MAKES AND STYLES IMPRESB YOU TO MAKE A OHOIOg FROM f THIRD FLOOR, REAR. THIS IS THE "AWNING." THE "SHADE," THB "LOOSE COVER" AND THE ' LACK CURTAIN OLEAMiMG" SEASON. WORD LE1T IN Oft SENT TO THE iJPflOLSTERT DEPARTMENt WILL ANSWER TOR YOUR PART THE REST Leave to our tolkb. second floor. LITTLE MONEY UPHOLBTERIES. A PAtft OF PLAIN TOP AU. CHENILLE POR - TIERES - 100 PAIRS - A PAlR FOR 85.00 A PAIR OF ALL OVER FIGURED CHENILLE PORTIERES, IUNDSOME GOODS.. 80.0U A PAIR. A PAIR OF CHENILLE PORTIERES, WITH CLASSICAL FRIEZE AND DADO, TASSElL FRINGED , '..88.50 A PAIR. 200 OF THE $5.50 JAPANESE FIGURED BEADED PORTIEfES a..r)0 20 PIECES FINE FRENCH DRAPERY TAPESTRY, HEAVY ENOUGH TO COVER FURNITU RE WITH. REMARKABLE EFFECTS AND TONES, COST TO IMPORT, $S.OO; .GRADED FOR YOU AT 41.25. SI 50 .'.ND 2.00 A YARD. MONDAY, 4 DIFFERENT PATTERNS IN NOTTINGHAM LAOE CURTAINS, 81.00. $1.25, $1.75 AND ffi" 00. Upholsteries seconfl floor. TAILOR MADE GOWNS. TAILOR MADE GOWNS AND GARMENTi. ABB VERY STRONG FHATURES OF THE STORE'S DRESSMAKING SECTION. MODELS, SKETCHES AND Ml TERIALS AT HAND TO SELECT FROM. ESTIMATES SUBMITTED. PRICES CHAKUfcw A - SE KOHINO LIKE AS HIGH AS THE SKILL AND ART BESTOWED UPON EITHER DRESS OR GAKIii ' THAT LEASES THE DEPARTMENT. - TCURTH Fi - OOR. SILKS THE WEEK. FOR COMMENCING MONDAY, 100 PIECES OF uuu NEW, HANDSOME $1.00 PRINTED. 1NDIAS - 13 DISTINCTLY NEW DESIGNS, FULL RANGE OF COLORS 75c. A YD AL8O - 100 PIECES OF OUR $1.35 PLAIN COLOR GROS GRAIN DRESS SILK, REPRESENTING A FULL LINE QV STREET SHADES........ 750 MONDAY. TOO, 2B PIECES OF THE $1.00 CLAM TARTAN PLAID DRESS SURAH BUT 75o. 50 PIECES OF 81.00. 91.25 AND $1.50 ALL SILK BLACK GRENADINES, STRIPED AND FIGURED, ALL WARRANTED ANCHORED MESH - TO BH, COMMENCING MONDAY. 75o $1.00 AND $1.26 A YABD - Sllkj - Ieft, centtr. DRESS STlWFS. VHtNCH AND SOOTOlS ' NOVKLTHtS. SUPPLEMENTAL EXHIBITION OP tOREIGH I1RE8S GOODS FOR SPRING AND 8UMMKK. MONDAY. ST. MIRREN SCOTCH TWEEDS AND HOME BPUNS, IS DISTINGUISHED STYLtlS OF CHECKS AND HEATHER MIXTURES, SUITABLE ESPECIALLY FOR TRAVELING COSTUMES - GENEROUS MONEY'S WORTH AT $1.36 A YARD. 8CO0U CLAN TARTANS IN FAVORITE STYLES AND PATTERNS AS AS EXTRA AX 86a A YARD. FRENCH CHEVIOTS IN CHECKS AND Mil. TURES, CONFINED STYLES, PUKE WORSTED. AT f. $135 A YARD ALMA BEIGE IN SILK AND WOOL STRIPES, FOR COMBINATION COSTUMES PARTldtniAR. Vt, 3f 60 - PtAtN TO MATCH, $1.00 A YABD, NEWBKlGE INDIEN8, 48 IN. WIDE, W CHOICE MIXTURES ,....830. PUHu3 TURKISH MOHAIRS, SILK LUSTER, IN 40 pIFFERKNT SHADES 750. A YARD FRENCH BROADCLOTH, LATEST TINTS, UGH WEIGHT FOB SUMMER WEAR, $1.50 A YABD. ' Dreu Goodt - lafti tauter. 3 EXTRAS IN BLACKS. IMPORTED MOHAIR BRILLIANTINE, 38 IN. WIDE, FINE, AND FULL LUSTER, THE 700 QUALITY. TO BE 500 ENGLISH MOHAIR BRILLIANTINE, 38 IN. WIDE, EXTRA HIGH LUSTER, THE 750. QUALITY , 670 HENRIETTA CLOTH, BILK WARP. VERY PINE, 40 IN. WnB. THE 1.80 QUALITY. $1.13 Blank Dress troods - left aide, rear. WASH goods; MONEY 10 BE SAVED. FOUR FULL CASES BEST QUALITY FRENCH . RATINES, 40 DIFFERENT DESIGNS AND COL. ' ORINC3, MOSTLY IN SMALL FIGURES ; REG - . CLAR PRICE, 35a. ; MONDAY, 170. YARD. S3 OASES FINEST DOMESTIC SATIN ES, LARGE AND SMALL FIGURES, 25a. QUALITY - MONDAY. 17o WE HAVB JUBT RECEIVED ANOTHER LOT OF THOSE 30 INCH COTTON Oil ALLIES, IN CHOICE PATTERNS. 18o. QUALITY MON. DAY 1SKO. YABD ODDS AND ENpjs.IN FlUOTED. FIANNBLEOTJB8.vr4S IStfO. QUALITY MONDAY ...'. ..10a YABD Wash Goods - main alil,r. w WHOHBLKRi ABRAHAM.

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