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1 WWp I 3 O'CLOCK I mgf lfe Yjfc 3 O'CLOCK if 1 EDITION (Pi ItlH iral OffllLfflflWlf LM \ET5TTTOTM W O VralaMMr VfiaT S VlMll WiWimiMJula- - ff XWtTOUl 'oWf J fv5sij4ifY&' cCr V VW'v3 .k V MM PRICE ONE CENT. EVENING EDITION, NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1887. EVENING EDITION PRICE ONE CENT.' 18 TUE TllOVItLE WITH TUE \ X.\ It not the Manhattan Jtoad \ Taking Too Many ChanetB.\ SOKE THAT HE IS COHNFELD. THUABSCONDINQ MEEOHANrS CREDITORS LOCATE MM IN CANADA. The Itlritcrlou Man Hoffman, Who Tried to Hell 830,000 Worth or Government Honda In Detroit, Iilcntlned n .Isidor Cohnfcld Some or HI Creditor Recking to Havo the Dond Attached py Telegraph. It bas been established to tho Batlsfactton of Isidor Cohnfeld's creditors in this city that tho man calling himself Hoffman, who yesterday sont a woman over the Canadian border to Detroit to soil $39,000 worth of United States bonds, is nono other than the absconding morchant. This morning Blumpustiel & Hirsch, several largo creditors of Gohn-fel- d, telegraphed to a lawyer in Windsor, Out., who wont to tho Crawford House, talked with tho Hoffman, and wired back this description of tho man : \ About fifty years of ago, S feot 9 inches high, broad-shouldere- very stout, dark brown hair, thick mustache and chin beard, heavy eyebrows, very thick neok and ridge of surplus flesh ahovo shirt collar.\ This is a strikingly oxact pen-pictu- of Isidor Cohnfold, tho woll-know- n sporting man and feather merchant and tho million- aire owner of Maxoy Cobb, Netta Medium and a Bcoro of equally famous trotters. Another convincing fact just discovered is that J. B. Clark, tho Toronto barrister who crossed tho river with the woman and who when arrested 6aid that ho had been engaged by Hoffman to soil the bonds, is the samo Clark who was in Now York about a month ago busily engaged in the attempt to con-cilia- to Cohnfeld's creditors and pave tho way for his return to this city. The nows of tho attempt of Cohnfcld to money on his bonds caused groat among nis creditors, and this feel- ing was incroasod after tho receipt of tho confirmatory telegram. From what was let drop this morning in Blumenstiol .fc Hirsch's office it is evident that there will be a hot fight made from this city for tho possession of tho $39,000 worth of hypothecated bonds w hich Frankio Olson took to Detroit. Tho National Park Bank, tho Central Na- tional Bank, Sciama & Co., and George H. Lichtenheim havo already telegraphod to Detroit to havo tho bonds attached. It is not known yet which of tho parties got thero ahead. George H. Lichtenheim is an old \estab- lished New York merohant who claims to havo been nearly ruined by tho absconding merchant. Ho feels very soro against Cohn-flel- d and would proceed against him both criminally and in a civil suit if the latter came within the jurisdiction of tho United 8tates conrts. Mr. Liohtonheim was soon by a Would re- porter this morningut his lawyer's office, No. 320 Broadway. Ho, with many other cred- itors, had beon stirred up by tho nows of the seizure of the bonds, and was busily engaged solving the problem of how to get hold of i them. j He told tho reporter tho history of his claim of $120,000 against Cohnfold as follows: \In July, 1880, Mr. Cohnfold como to mo and said that he was temporarily iu need of money. Ho said that ho was nevertheless a very wealthy man and showed me a balance sheet showing $700,000 in his favor. \ He said further that his affairs were in a very prosperous condition, and that the money would ho perfectly safe. Ho wanted 670,000, which he said he would securo by a mortgage on the building that he had just erected at 100 Bleocker street at a cost of $425,000, and on which thero was a first mortgage of $175,000. . \ I sold 05,000 worth of United Btatos bonds which I had in the hands of a trust company, and lent Mr. Cohnfeld $70,000. Mr. Cohnfold, at thetimo that the mort- gage was made, begged me not to record it. iiesaia tnat it would canso considerable re- mark and inquiry, would excito publio curi- osity in his affairs and would injure his credit. He promised mo that I should be protected in any event. I therefore did not record tho mortgage. \Besides the $70,000, I indorsed Cohn- feld's notes to the amount of $50,000, always relying on his statement that bo was solvent. On Oot. 21 of this year I discovered, to my amazement, that Cohnfeld had Bold the Bleeoker street property to Louis Mendol for $310,600, less tho amount of the first mortgage He had taken advan-tag- e of my not having recorded my mortgage to cheat me out of my $70,000 and interest. ' It is an act of larceny and that is why ho dare not comcback to Now York. \I know that Mr. Cohnfeld left tho city With from $127,000 to $150,000 in cash and convertible bonds. He had a number of notes and a large sum in United States bonds. The bonds seized in Detroit yesterday are no doubt part of those which he carried off.\ Julius J. Frank, tho assignee of Cohnfeld's estate, says ho has not heard from his client for moro than a week. His last address was in Toronto, and Mr. Frank has not been ad- vised of his leaving there. The allusions made in soma papers to Mr. Cohnfeld's \ wife \ amuse some of his credi- - ' tors. Mr. Cohnfeld was left a widower nine years ago. Ho has not married since, so far as known, and tho lady who travels with him is described differently at different points of his wandering journoy. Mr. Cboate to be Several Dnya Clastnjr. Joseph II. Choate, one tbe counsel la the fB, 000,- - 000 autt of the Banque Franco-Egyptlen- against i the trustees of the New York, Boston and Mont real Railroad Company, began his closing argu- - mem for tbe plaintiffs this morning la tbo United 5 State circuit Court. Mr. cnoate's argument will continue for several i days, and when be has finished Judge Wallace will take tbo mans of testimony to bla home In Syra- cuse, it will be several mouths before a decision , will be rendered. Now York Market. Wniu. The bulls controlled tbe wbeat market ae;aln to-d- and ahlefiy on war talk option were advanced Kc. to c over last motifs closing price at tbe opening this morning: Jan., OOWc; Feb.. Slftc. ; March, 90c ; May, D4Kc During tbe forenoon the market remained Arm at these prices, with the exception of May, which was ad- - V vanced to OiVo. Corn waa Arm and higher in I sympathy with the market at Chicago. corroN. Futures opened Irregular and barely stead? this morning at an average decline of 4 i. point. Belling order were plentiful. Bale on !j tbecaUwere, J)ea,10.8Si Jan., 10,47; Feb., 10.68; a; March. 10.68; April, 10.74! May, 10.88: June,10.Ul; ft iJ 10.05. The strength of the Liverpool cable a later in tbe morning checked tbe tendency In prices l to go lower, and at noon an advance of 4 point 1 over opening prleeebad been gained. Tbe weak- - 9 L?SSLJnnrr w the feature. .S\. Another bulge In the speculative lines !jy.,,i,oe'0-dT- , nd option ibowed an advance SL. J S. Plnu 0Ter '\\\ night' price at tbe law\.' Dec- - 18,eo J\. Feb. ! 50. March i lata Apm..la-8S- - M \-8- \me 18.25, July ' hi.fllrAnls-7- Havre wa strong and 1 frano active.\ market up to noon wa trong and 1 thii!).J?'l'3'nB t008 \ market waa bearish St S.t.T?eoPonlnPrtcew\ . de wuSo.W Uur,DB Ihe morning thetendency u.ffi,te.T\ltt and prices aavanoed SENTENCED BUT NOT INDICTED. Two Men Who Pleaded Guilty nnd Were Bent to Prison by a Clerk' Mistake. Ono of tho most ourious incidents in tho history of tho Court of Genoral Sessions was tho sentencing of two prisoners who had not been indictod. Tho prisoners wcro August n. Bchultz, chargod with burglary in tho first degree, and Chnrles Edwards, chargod with assault in tho first degree, Tito formor pleaded guilty to burglary in tho third degree, and was sont to tho Elmlrn Roformntory. Edwards pleaded guilty to simple assault, And a residence for six months in the penitentiary was his lot. Both sentences wero passed on Deo.O by Smyth. Both men woro undoubtedly guilty or they would not have pleaded, hut tho Grand Jury did not havo sufficient evidenco to war- rant an indictment, and tho bills wore in each case dismissed. Instead, howovor, of indorsing tho indict- ment on its faco with tho rod-in- k legend \ Dismissed,\ tho Clerk to tho Grand Jury mado such indorsement upon tho back, and tho foreman, not seeing it, wrote his uamo under tho indorsement, \ A truo bill.\ Assistant District-Attorno- y Fellows said this morningUhat as neither Bchultz nor was legally sentenced they could both bo released on habeas corpus proceedings. JOHN L SULLIVAN'S CHALLENGE. II. K, Fox Think It I a nis DIuO\ but I Ready to Hack Ktlraln. Mr. IUchord K. Fox. of the Police Gazelle, receivod tho following cablo despatch last night from J alto Kilrain's agent in England : Sullivan challenge? Kllroln and Smith for $5,000 In April. Shall make match? Kllraln, In my opinion, Is greatest fighter over seen In the ring. IUkcino. Spooking of this challenge from Sullivan, Mr. Fox said y : \ It's nothing but a big bluff. If Sullivan wanted to fight Kilrain why didn't ho whon they were both in this country? \ Yes, I will bock Kilrain to fight him, but the fight must take placo in this country or Moxico. \ I havo $500 doposited at tho Clipper offlco already, and will put as much moro there as Sullivan wants, but in my opinion Sullivan will never fight Kilrain. Tho latter is too good a man.\ Tho fight between Kilrain and Smith, Mr. Fox thinks, will now probably bo declared o draw, in which case Mr. Fox will give Kilrain the stakes which he put up for him and the $1,000 which ho gave him for tho purpose of hotting. WAS HE CIIAB.LES E. BURCH? The Body of a Man Found In a New England Float-Bo- x at Newburg. IIHCIAL TO TIIX WORLD. 1 NEwntnm, Deo. 21. This morning, work- men in opening the New England Railroad float-bo- x that arrived here from Jersey City at noon yesterday, fonnd the body of a man therein who had evidently been dead Boveral days. From appearance, it is thought ho had been walking over tho hatchway when it gave way with him. Ho was a book agent, and had numerous letters and papers addressed to Charles E. \Burch 628 Willoughby avenue, Brooklyn. His sample-book- s ana order-sheet- s were found near him. His last order for \ Bed- - Eath's History of tho World\ was taken on at Staten Island. Ho was well dressed in a check suit and dark overcoat. Some money was in his pocket as well as a gold watch which had stopped at exactly 12 o'clock. Ho was appar- ently a man of fifty years of age. His front teeth wero all filled with gold. On his coat ho woro a Grand Army button. THE ETHICS OP SLUGGING. A niitory of the Manly Arc from the Time or the Ancient. Bolton LtiUr to Chicago TW6une. An exhaustive treatise on tbe ethic and evolu- tion of boxing appeared to-d- from tbe pen of the genlalJobn Boyle O'Hcllly, tbo e. He traces the science of modern sparring from Ibe first Btagea of pugilism among tbe ancient Greeks and Itomana. Mr. O'Reilly give to John L. Sul- livan tbe credit of having done more to elevate tho art than any other man, in that he has established tbo practtco of fighting as well as sparring with large cloves. lie baa also crystallized, as it were, tbe round blow, This blow Is not Sullivan' Inven- tion. In tho times when the Greeks fought with tbe cestus or armed glove It was tbe leading blow. It Is, too. a blow which unskilfully delivered 1 moro dangerous to tbe giver than to the receiver. As developed and practised by Sullivan It Is ante to himself and terrible to his opponent. Boxing by Grecian athletes twenty-liv- e centuries ago was probably very similar to the boxlne of The contestants used bare bands. Afterward cestus came Into favor, being weighted around the knuckles with lead aud Iron, tbo object being to slay rather than to score scientific points. Mr. O'ltellly states in oonslderabla detail the pro- cess of training followed by the professional ath- letes of Greece and Home, which did not mate- rially differ Irom the method oc exceprtbat meat wa sparingly eaten. Development of the muscles of the arms and chest wa produced by delving In earth. Coming down to modern times the rle of boxing In England Is dated from the Norman conquest. The luvaiiors deprived the rieople as far as possible of arms, and prohibited or practice In warlike exercises. Tbua the peasantry were driven to ruder practices. Fists succeeded bow, and the of bare knuckles superseded tbe quarter-staf- f. James Flggwas tho Dr,t professional boxing teacher In London, lie nourished about 1270. Tradition de- scribes him as a very scientific man, though there were then no defined rules or limitations for fis'lc contests. Jack Ilroughton was the author of the first recognized rules of the ring, lie waa the first real fighting champion of England. Until his rules became recognized authority (about 1743) men choked, wrestled, gouged and kicked, or look any other fealble method of disabling an opponent. Brougliton's rule cbangedthlsln a great measure. Sketches of some famous historical fight are given In Mr. O'ltellly' own Inimitable stile. The list Includes the Slack-Pet- it mill In 1TM; the Cooper-Donnel- ly fight In 1818 on the curragh of Klldtre; another ly matib In 1819, on which contest more than jcioO.ooo was wagered. Tbe science of boxing ba been mainly developed In tbe last 100 year. Tbe greatest boxer (lice the olasslo day of Greece are modern Englishmen and Irishmen and their American descendant. No previous English champion ever equalled Tom The list of celebrated sparrers ot modern time Is familiar to all, bnt Mr. O'ltellly places Sullivan easily at the bead. Ills success 1 not wholly attrib- uted to bis phenomensl strength, lie Is the most kllful boxer alive. He blta as Mralght and a rapidly ullgut. There I alway fresh- ness and variety In tits blows. He stands firmly on hi feet and strike with his whole weight j every motion Is nulok and with a purpose. Lastly, be begins to fight at tb first movement. He be- wilder but opponent by the Incessant rapidity of his blow and tnelr Hedgebamtner force. Kilrain U ranked next to Sullivan by Mr. O llellly. He ill aauperbpngllust, but make the mutake of be- ginning a fight by parrtng Instead of fighting. The an of boxing, apart from g, I of Inestimable value a meana of training, devel-opme- nt and dlaclpllne of boy and loung men. Every nlty of the body Is brought Info play and the mind 1 naturally trengtbened and Invig- orated by improving iu phyalcaTenvtroninent. FITZGERALD STllIKliS BACK. HE CAUSES JOHN NUTTALL 0 BE AR- RESTED ON A BENCH WARRANT. \ A Man Ha Utile nealde Ilia Character, nnd I Am Hound to Protect Mine,\ Nay tho Pulftto l'roaecutor Nuttnll Make Another Statement Which Modlfle Ibe Situation a Good Dent. \ A man has littlo besides his character, and I mil bound to protect mine,\ said As- sistant District-Attorne- y Fitzgerald ycBtor-do- y. Tho result of this determination was the issuance of a bonoh warrant by Hccorder Smyth, on which John Nuttall was arrcBtod at his homo in South Brooklyn by Detective Sorgt. Phil Reilly this morning. Nuttall is tho insurance agont who was dischargod by Hccorder Smyth on a sus- pended scntenco recently. Ho had boon in- dicted for grand larceny for having failod to return tho premium on o policy of insur- ance which ho had writton in tho Prudential Lifo Insuranco Company, but which policy was not accepted by the company. Having made restitution in the Bum of '$130 ho was released. On Monday tho Bov. Jas. B Nies, of 417 Clinton street. Brooklyn, called on DiBtrict-Attorno- y Martino and told him that Nuttall's friends had uaid for him $128.60, which was allogod to havo hoen for foes of tho District-Attorney- 's ofllce, and that Assistant DiBtrict-Attorno- y Fitzgerald had rocoivod the monoy. Tho publication of this complaint led to tho arrest of Nuttal this morning, as related. Nuttall said to a Wonr.u reuorter that he did not see why ho should be arrested. He had mado no complaint against Mr. Fitzgor-ai- d. Tho facts of tho matter, he said, wero these i Charles A. Wright, a young lawyer of Jor-bo- v City, had como to him in tho Tombs and ollorod his services, which wore gladly ac- cepted. Ho had known Curtis an an.agont of tho samo inmirnnco company for which ho was working. With tho assistanco of Nut-tail- 's wife, ho clnims, Curtis colleotcd $128.60 which Nuttall understood was to be used in making restitution to tho complainant. Tills money. Curtis told him, had been used to pay fees of tho District-Attorney- 's office. Assistant District-Attorno- y ritrgor-ald'- s namo wasusod in this connection. Evan after Nuttall v,ns released Curtis told him that ha wns in his custody until he paid 831 additional in fees (o tho District-Attorne- Nuttall charges that Curtis wrote the letter signed \J. II. Nicholls,\ which purported to come from tho District-Attorney- 's office. INNOCENT-LOOKIN- BUT DESPERATE. A Man Suspected of Murder Hold for Trial on a CUarjre of Ilobberr. An innocent-appearin- g youth of nineteen years, who said he was Daniel Smyth, but whoso real name is Tinsman, was arraigned at the Jefferson Market Police Court this morning for robbery. On the morning of Deo. 13 he followed M. J. Healy into the hallway of 89 Third avenuo, caught him by tho throat, pushed him to the floor and stole a gold watch and chain. Healy held on to tho robbor's hat, and with it called upon Inspector Byrnes. The In- spector gave the hat to Detective-Sergeant- s McCarthy and Sheridan and told them to get tho man. This old hat was made a study. The card of an east-Bid- o liquor saloon was found in-si- and this man was arrested. LaBt spring this innocent-lookin- g yonng man was implicated in tho murder of a man at Twenty-firs- t street and Avenue A. . He fled to Now Jersey, and while in that State Berved a term of three months for smashing a plate-gla- ss window. While in prison his companions BIglan and Hayes, were tried for murder, and 'are now serving terms of ten years. Both theso men insisted that Tinsman did the shooting. Tinsman Mas also been locked up for pick- ing pockets. Once he was arrested for Btab-bin- g a man named Quinlan, who shot him through tho band. Ho and Quinlan were imprisoned in tho Tombs for three months on counter charges, when each withdrew his complaint. This morning Tinsman was held for rob- bing Hcaley. DEAD BESJDEJIIS FRIEND. Capt. Thoina B. Jone Rxplre of Itheuma-tls- ni of tho Heart. Capt. Thomas B. Jones, of the schooner Orter, now lying at Harback docks, Brook, lyn, was found dead in bed this morning at 204 West Twenty-fourt- h street by hiB room- mate, Capt. Wallaco Dakiu, of tho brig Curlew. ' Capt. Jonos was a resident of St. John, N. B. He reached this port with a cargo of lime about tho first of this month. The two captains were intimat friends, and while in the city genorally engaged rooms on Twenty-fourt- h street. The men como homo last night about 7 o'clock and went to bed a fow hours later, both appearing in excelled health. This morning at about 7.80 o'clock, when Capt. Dakin awoke, he tried to rouse his companion. Capt. Jones remained motion- less. An examination showed him to bo dead. Tho case was reportod to tho Twentioth street police station. Capt. Dakin was placed under arrest pending the Coroner's inquest. Deputy-Coron- Scholer examined the body and declared death to havo been due to rhen-matis- m of tho heart. Capt. Dakin was im- mediately discharged. Edward Jones, tho eighteen .year-ol- d son of tho dead man, who accompanied him on tho last voyage, took charge of the body. Ho will havo it shipped to St. John How Alr-llra- kr Work.' Fromtl ChUag Journal. Said a railroad man to me y: I'll bet not one In 100 of the people who travel on railroad train understand how the pressure of air la used to apply the brake to a train. When tbe wa first Invented tho air waa turned into tbe cylinder under each car when tbe car were to be stopped, and tbe pressure was exerted to force tbe brakes up against tbe wheels. But at the present day the brakes are beld against the wheel by prlnga and the air hi turned Into tbe cylinder to push tbe brakes away from the wheel a long u ibe train I In motion. When it la desired to stop tbe train the air Is let out, and then the springs arply the brakes and atop the train. This last method of using bas great ml van-tao- over the old way on tbe score; of ssfety. Whenever an accident happens to train, one of the first effects It 1 apt to have is to rupture the air-ilp- leading fmm the englno to the cylinders under the cars, and that of Itself stops the train In- stantly. It 1 very important for everybody to matter, because a child of five year old oan stop a train In thirty seconds, from any car In the train. If hr simply understand bow. You will see, If you look for It, that thero Is a sort of rope projecting from the inllet-roo- m of every car. Tbat connect with tho under the train. If you catch bold of it, and give It a little jerk, It will atop tbe whole train before It ba cone wo yards, IT LOOKS LIKE A STRIKE. Clgnr Manumctnrera to Itetnrn lo the Tenex incnt-llon- Mjatem Alter Jan. 1. Tho declaration of eleven firms which gavo up tho mauufacturo of cigars in tenement\ houses to resume tho old Bjstotn is vory likely to lead to a big striko in a short tlmo prob- ably after the Christmas holidays. Officers of the Ciganiiakors' International unions in this city said y to a Would reporter that tho nidvo is mado by tho Cigar Manufacturers' Association mainly to broak up tho unions, and that tho question of out-Bid- o competition aud prices does not outer into the mutter. Should a striko take place fully 10,000 men will Join in it. Tho union men say that they aro prepared to resist a resumption of what thoy term tho pernicious system of making cigars in and they ore confident of sua-ceR- Thoy admit that thoro is an injury to tho trado from the competition of Biughamton, where 1,000 non-unio- n men uio employed at lower roll a of wages than are paid in this city, but they assort that tho principal cause of a loss of trado in this city is duo to tho manufacture of inferior grades of cigars at prices uaid fonnerly for better qualities. In the evont of a striko tho local unions will bo aided by tho 20,000 members ot the International Union and by tho American Federation of Labor. Largo meetings of tho unions will Lo held next Sunday, when final action in the matter will ho taken. - A secret meeting of tho manufacturers who formerly had their work done in tho teneme- nt-houses was recently hold. It wns to resume tho old system after Jan. 1. Union men soy that some of tho tenement-houB-e manufacturers never applied for nor used tho bluo label of tho International Union. KILLED BY AN EXFRL89 TRAIN. George O. Crnry'a Neck Broken by an En-Bi- at Kaat Orange. George O. Crary, a wealthy and well-know- n citizen of Orango, N. J., was struck by an express train at 0. 30 this morning whilo attempting to cross the tracks of tho Morris and Essex Itailroad at East Orange and was instantly killed, his nook being brokon by the shook. The train was running at a high rato of speod, but the guard gato had been lowerod boforo tho unfortunate man attempted to cross tho tracks. Mr. Crary was sixty years of ago, and was engaged in tho wholesale liquor business at G2 Nassau street, this city. Tho family, which consists of a son aud daughter, was imme- diately notified of his death, Tho body was romoved to tho family homo iu Harrison street. THE INDIAN DEFENSE ASSOCIATION. Third Annual Medina: In Washington Yes- terday Election of Officer. Washington, Dec, si The National Indian De- fense Asiodsaion.Uid Its 4alrd annual meeting In this city last night. A letter wa read from Dr. d, the late President ot the association, stating tbat owing to the condition of his health be felt obliged to decline the honor of a \My convictions, however,\ beaayi, \of the policy and principles embracid In our constitution and are to-d- firmer than ever, and I more than ever view with apprehension and sus- picion every movement of Congret and tbe Gov- ernment which relate to the condition and future fortune of tbe Indian tribe. I dread also the action and Influence of the Mohonk conferences, which, bowever Inspired by men, have, In my view, a certain and Inevitable ten- dency to play Into the hand of land suarks, who are ever on the alert to rob Indians of their pos- sessions and exterminate them from me face of the earth. . \Out our society can at least put on record Its solemn protest against all schemes coming from wnatever quarter, sanctioned by whatever author- ity, which have In them the elementa of a fate so cruel to the red man, and I hope at leaat tbat this will be done, so that when tbe work of extermina- tion bas been completed our band may be clear of the blood of the race of Login and Tecumseh. \ Officer for the ensuing year Were elected as fol- lows: President, Alexander Kent; Bernrd T. Janney, Washington, D. C. ; Hev. N Domer, D. D., Washington. 1). u. ; Will-la- O. Ivins, Trenton, N. J. ; Joseph Elkinton, jr., Philadelphia; Hev. ltobert Colljer, Niw York; nands A. Walker, Boston; CoL Ueorgs V. llarklns, Tlahlmlngo, I. T.: V. J. Godfrey, Sioux, Keb. ; Dr. Fordyce Grinnell. Pasedena, CaL; Becoming Secretary, Capt. N. lllckford; Corresponding Secretary, hr. T. A. lllandj Treas- urer, U U. Sharer. Tbe association waa reported to be financially In a fairly prosperous condition. Ilobokcn Ilejrct the Compromise. Tbe Iloboken Common Council met last evening, and decided to reject the offer of tbe Iloboken Land and Improvement Company to effect a com- promise In tbo famous suits for the control ot the river front. Corpnritlon Attorney Mlnturn was Inttructed to proceed at once with the suits now pending in tbe United States Supreme Court. Cabmen All at Work Again. The cabmen and stablemen having waived the demand for a year's contract with their employers, and the latter having granted an Increaaeof wiges, the strike have ended and all band have resumeJ work and are busier than usual on account of the holiday season. CONDENSED LOCAL NEWa Commissioner of Public Work Newton ha Is- sued a new set of rules relating to tne use of water and regulating tbe scale ot prices to be charged. The Park Commissioners on Jan. II will give a hearing to the ciilzensof the Twenty-fourt- h Ward, who desire Quarry road cloied between Vanderblli and LUthgate nvcuuea. On Dec. 28 they will bear objections to tbe proposed change of grade of Itail- road avenue east from Out Hundred and Fifty-eigh- th to Ono Hundred and Sixty-fir- st streets. Tip from \The World'\ Ticker. Reading coal tonnage Increased 60, COO tons last week. Tbe great bull argument Is that tbe reports of railroad earnings now coming In all show great gain a compared with last year. American securities were sold lower In London y and tbe slock market bero was to a certain extent resdonsive at tbe opening. Tbe feeling on the door continues bearish, and tbe opinion that there will Iu no movement In stock until after the holidays U gaining ground. According to a prominent bull, tb present rate cutting In rue West la not as bearish as It appears. Some people can be hopeful even when they see tbe bottom dropping out of tbe market. Although Addison Cammsck and Commodore Batemsn express bearish opinions freely, they aro ild to be doing nothing, wblcb Is sufficiently proven by tbe extreme dullness of the msrkel. On the bear side it Is claimed that tbe cutting of rates in the West t only the beginning of a long struggle for supremacy between the competing Unas, and I certain to result disastrously to all the contestants. The Street is somewhat Inclined to copper\ the bear story that ha been set afloat to tbe effect tbat Gould's friends have been getting rid of their boldlnr. Certainly tbe deallnja in K. T. for the paat two day do uot turnlih evidence of It truth. The proposition now being discussed by ihe Trunk Line and Central Trafflo Association to ad. vance tbe ratea on fourth, fifth and aixtb class frelubt between New York and Chicago la regarded with much favor In Wall street, Tae question will be decided at the next meeting ot the .Executive Committee, ON THE VERGE OF WAR. Prinoo William'a Plain Spoeoh to HiB Favorito Regiment. \ We Aro on tho Brink of a Future Whloh ia Uncertain.\ Tho Yonng; Roldler Knjoy Ihe Confidence of Prince IllsmnrcU, and 111 Word Create Incitement In llerlln \ We Hbould Think of tho Motto on Our Hhako, With God for King and fatherland.' \ isrrciAt, cinti to Ttir wold.i Itp.BLiN, Doo. 21. Thoro is much sytcitfl-mo- nt oor tho speech mndo Monday night by I'rlnco William to his regimout, the Ziethon Hussars. Enjoying, as ha does, tho closest confidence of Princo llismarok, his ominouB words of war command respectful attention. Nothing has done moro than tho voung Princes' speech to strengthen tho belief that Europe is on the verge of a prolonged strug- gle in arms. Ho said t \ Slnco wo celebrated Christmas last year times have ohanged. They havo bocome very serious. We ore on the brink of a futuro which is perhaps unoortaiu, and it is, thoroforo, fitting that wo should think of tho motto on our shokos, ' With God for King and rather-loud- ,' and abovo all on tho words 'With God.' May he stand by us in this serious time, when ono of our greatest commanders and Generals, who has led our armies in so many wars, is onduring a sevoro trial.\ A telegram has boon rccolvod hero stating that Lord ltundolph Ghurohill is on his way to St. Petersburg to obtain an audience of tho Czar, PAID TO 11 AVE STOLEN A DRESS SUIT. A Young Woman from John II. Ntarln'a Utiles Held on a Charge, of Larceny. Miss Elsie Wild, who soomod bright and well educated and was fairly well drosscd, was a prisoner at tho Jefferson Market Polico Court this morning on a charge of grand larceny. Ovorhor dross she wore a rubber cloak and shfi carried a canvas satchel in her hand. She took her arrest coolly and de- clined to eay anything cither for or against horself, only making the request that her namo benot printed, as \her relatives would be disgraced1' if it was. She oocttpiod a furnished room at CM Eighth avenuo. and supported herself as a bookkeeper in the stock department of John H. ttarrrfrtrfrmirpartation Compony's offloev Julitis Shilling, n lodger in the same house, charged that on Dec. 20 he missed a dress snit and a quantity of underclothing from his room. On searching Miss Wild's room part of tho underwear was found in her wardrobe and another nart in a bureau. She was taxed with taking the goods by Detective Evanhoo and she produced the pawn-ticke- ts for the dress suit. She denied that she stole tho proportv. She showed the following letter; Mr. A. DeOraff, President. MtDeah Sir: The ecarcr, Mlis Wild, I have employed as a bookkeeper for stock-roo- and to make herself meful whenever she can. I am as- sured by her many friends here mat slw 1 strictly rellaDlo and competent. Truly your, JOUN U. STARIM. She declined to enter into any statement, but said she hod done considerablo literary w ork. Justice Patterson held her for trial in $1,000 bail. The Thief Knew What He Wa About, Camllle Uuerln, an importer of French leather, locked the door of bis ofllce last Saturday, and, taking a latohcl full of samples, started out to call on his city customer. When he returned to his place of business he found the door open and JSOOwortn of stock gone. Ihe thief mud have been familiar with tne surroundlogs, a be unlocked tbe door with a key of bU own and removed the goods without the knowledge of the other tenant fa the building. ir. Ouerln offers a reward of ISO tor tbo recovery of the good. Mis Kellaa-a- - In a New Hole. Mis Clara Louise Kellogg returned to town yes- terday In a new role. Tre plnmp, vivacious little alngcr la now lime. Carl Sirakosch. illia Kellogg tnado a graceful surrender to Hymen during her late ooncert tour In the West. Mr. and Mr. Sira- kosch have taken an apartment for the winter at tne Westmoreland, Bast Union aqnsre. Mine. Strakoscb pleaded fatigue from ber Jour- ney a a reason for declining to ee a Wootn re- porter this morning. Chrlatma Cheer far Pour Persona. Assistant District-Attorne- y Davis said this morn- ing to a Would reporter t \Yon may safely say that neither Jav Gould, Russet Sago, Henry 8. Ivei nor George II. Stayner will be Indicted by tb present Urand Jury. \ Dluslcal Director to Meet. Tbe new Board of Director of the Musical Mu- tual Protective Union will meet fore- noon In tho ball at 02 East Fourth street, when the old Hoard will formally turn over lta boots and records to tbe new one. Darrrl from the Ncotland. Two large barges of tbe Mcrrttt Wrecking Com- pany arrived at Stapleton tbla morning laden with empty burrela, which are a part of the cargo of the lirul.h burk Scotland, ashore oc the Jersey coast. Hat Poison lo (Jure Worry. Mrs. Cora Smalley, of 110 llrunswick street, Jersey City, died In great agony late laat night, Iter awallowlng half a box of rat poison. Ibe woman bad been worrying over family troubles. Hrooklyn New at a dinner. A uniform belonging to United Stales Customs Inspector Stusrt was stolen from hi ofllce In Prentice' itofe yesterday by aome unknown pertou. While at work on the third floor of a new build- ing, at 685 Bedford avenne, tbla morning Johannes Cauez, laborer, missed bla footing and fellthrougn tb beam to Ibe csliar. Uelore medical aid arrived be died. Early this mornlng'burrlari secured an entrsnee Into tue house of F. Manor, at No. so Orient venue, and atole a lealsktn deque, valued at $100, and a gold watch, valued at IW. Mlcnael Baker, Matthew Fannon and M. and J. Carey, four boy wuoao agea rsiige from eleven to Ixieenyear, were arretted It nlant for Healing three bonnet vjlutd at 118 from a show window In Columbia street. Daring Monday night some thief entered tbe cel- lar of the residence uf .William M. Mills, at J7 St. John's place, and forcing-ope- a trunk, stole Ore blanket valued at las. Tbj were recovered last night Iu a pawnshop. .. Thomas j. Sullivan entered tbo Jewelry store of Mlchaei Nolan, ou Wyth avenue, laat night, and aaked to soe some rings. Alter h had looted nt a few tray he said that he would call In later. Alter he bad gone Mr. Nolan tntased three gold rings valued at 115. bull! van was arretted later on. lit will be tiled for pretty larceny. TUE MIRANDA WAITINQ FOR 0RDEB& (the Ha Not Yet Been Rent to Hearth for the Lost I.ng Ilaft. Bowrlng h Archibald, agents of tho steam- ship Mirunda, which had tho raft of lumber in low, which is now Hooting about tho At- lantic a constant menace to commerco, say it is not definitely settled whether or not tho stcntnor will bo sont in search of the derelict. Tho Miir.uda still remains at Whitestono awaiting instructions. It is thought lirobo-blothatsh- o will bo sent in search of the da. relict raft. \Uowring k Archibald do not place any roufldenco in tho ramarks attributed to Mr. Loary, whloh appeared in a morning paper, thut he intended to sue thorn for tho full worth of the raft. They havo heard of no such intention and have no fears of any suit. Tho steamship Portia, which sails for Hali- fax evening, will have instruc- tions to ktep a sharp lookout for tho raft. Supt. Hooting, of the Maritimo Exchange, who telegraphod tho Navy Department at Washington tho jnl?ityihlfity..ot sen.dincvft United States vessol in Benrch of ihe raft, has as yet received no reply to his messago. It is not thought probablo, however, that any vessel will no Bont. So far nono of the ocean vessels or coast- wise steaniers which have arrived have come in contact with tho raft. BYRNES GETS THE FDLL PENALTY. Hent to Prison for Twenty Year for Killing Jnrae Wlielan. Joseph Byrnes, who was convioted of man- slaughter in the first degree on Monday morning, for tho killing of Thomas Whelan, was brought up for sentonce in Part II. of the Court of General Sessions this morning. His counsel moved for a new trial on the ground that tho verdict was against tho weight of evidence. Judge Cowing denied tho motion, and said that his opinion of the guilt of the defendant was based upon tho evidence of Byrnes himself, and ho had no doubt that tho jury ware also influenced to their verdict by the same evidence. He had once sentenced tho prisoner to seven years and six months' imprisonment for burglary in tho first degree. Byrnes had also served another term of five mouths at tho penitentiary for petit larceny. Ho wan entitled to no clemency other than was afforded by tho Commutation act, and he was given tho maximum punishment, twenty years' imprisonment. Prize at tbe Asbnry I'arlt Fair. ABBUnv Pakx, N. J.. Dee. si. The receipts of tbe fair held by Canton Atlantlc.No. T, Patriarchs Militant, Independent Order of Odd Fellow, netted a handsome sum. Tbe fireman's trumpet was voted to the ocean Drove rire Department and a handsome sword waa awarded to William II. Ferry, a member of the order. was voted to L. J. Wlnckler, who Is alto a promi- nent member. Among the other prizes awarded, were a lady' gold watch to Mis Wilson, of Ocean Grove; a allver-piate- d music rack to II. E. Warren, a mem- ber of Neptune Cornet Band, who furnished the musio each evening; a doll, representing a bride, to Mlaa Itlneur, daughter of Capt. Louis Itlnear, Chief of tho Oco n drove F re Department, and a handsome Chief badgo to the Chief of the Aabnry Park Fire Department. Robbed by an Ungrateful Ron. Gnstave Hoffman, aged eighteen years, son of Frederick Hoffman, of No. 1W West Fifty-eig- ht street, was arretted laat nlgbt for stealing 1200 worth of Ivory o and Jewelry from bis parents. Frederick has been tbe source ol great aorrow to bla old fjtbor and irotticr, who nave pent hundreds of dollars upon him ami petted him aa an only son. He ran away from home and hat been lodging at No. atiti Bowery, In preference lo remalntug at a good borne. He got Into the bouse and robbed It. He sold tho Jewelry for a sola watch and then pledged the watch. The father, much agilnst his foellnn, hud to make complaint, and was supported by hit wife, Wllhclmlna. Tbo boy wis beld In fl.OuU bail for trial. Jninca ilfnlliewa'a Hpree. Jsmet Mathews, Ibe young prluler who at- tempted aulcldo last nlgbt by Jumping off a Court-lan- dt tircct ferry-boa- t, wss analgned at tb Tumi tbla morning. He said fiat he nuarrelled with hit paren'a and went ou a pree widch lasted two fcckt. When he recovered be returned borne and learned that hi mother had aled nutlng hit absence, lie become disconsolate and continued the spree. He waa under the Influence of drink at the time of the accident, aa be called lu Jostlce Kubreth discharged him. Flaed for Helling Oleomargarine. The ease agalnu Jsmet Kempster, of Jefferson Market,, for aelllug oleomargarine, waa ended In Part III. of the Court of General Sessions this morning by tbe fining of the convicted defendant $10). It wis a test cue, and the tntl waa a mere for- mality to raise tbe question of tue constitutionality of tbe law preventing the sale of oleomargarine, which must be ueilded by the Court of Appeals, to wblcb the case will be taken. Alderman Oowle'a Hrother-ln.I.a- w Dead. Walter Hyer, thirty-tw- o years ot age. a machin- ist, of C8S Washington street, dropped dead of heart disease while at work In Floyd' foundry, 519 West Tweutleth street, this morning. II was Alderman cowle'a brother-lu-la- gfeftj:JiilaiyJaS STARVING ON KANSAS PLAINS M s flrH NO TOOD, NO FDEL, SEVEN rEOlTLIJ DEAD '\! AND NO HELP IN PR0SFECT. lfl Unless ihs Cold Weather moderates the) ,19 Future I Dark Immigrant Hettlers M9 Dependent on Kallrond Corporation 'EfaB Which Do bnt I.tttln for Them, Thonnhl $fl They Claim lo be Doing the Hest They Can. tifl Kansas City, Mo., Doc. 21. There ia Ur- - aH riblo suffering among farmors and stock U raisors in tho western part of \tho State; Which aSH is sparsoly Bottled. Fonr people are repdrted J$M dead from the cold in Clark Couniy, whilo M near Dighton, Kan., a woman and her two Jfl children are known to have porishod. 49 Tlio scarcity of coal is a great disadvantage. Tho supply was exhausted during tho rooent &H cold suaj), and tho situation IsnoWdopIar- - H able. Tho food is almost as scarce as fool. &H Many of the inhabitants are settlors who lo- - catcd c'aims last Rummer and who aro do- - 'Hfl pendent on what tho railroads bring1 iriSTho railroads are trying to do all in their pqwor tE torcliovo tho distress, but they arahandJU :$ capped by n scarcity of cars. Thoyha-y- not 1H enough to supply tho demand for.i ood nnd 3M fuel. Unless tho weather Bpeedilr,raoder- - 'fl atestho future looks dark. Th6\Hdntn Ft 'fl road has already announced that it will ship ,19 free all supplies which may bo collected to WU Clark County. - ? BAENEI EOURRTTS TEEAOHERr, .JB Figure Which Prove that Ho ICnlfpa th isM Uepubllcon Candidate iv SjB Tho official statement of the vote cast at th SB last eloction shovts that Barnoy Itourke and \'iU the gangs of ropcators and did 'JM thoir work in the Eighth Assembly District JH liolow will be found tho returns from evoa fflU elootion districts in Bourke'g stronghold oa IjjH certain candidates. wM Roarko supported Col. Follow for District. aH Attornoy and Daniel Q. Ilolling for Supremo \iH Court Judgo, Rollins being the only Republic S can candidato he did support. Ho also worked lQH for Stocklor, tho Union Democratic candidato JH for Civil Justice, as against Dotty, tho ma- - jttH chiuo Republican. JSH A study of tho figures will provo interest. ffijB in'', Iu tho Second Election Dlstriot Ilotty jH got only ono vote, and Rourko has offered tjjioOO roword for the discovery of the man who H cast it. j$aH Thore are fully forty rcsidants of ihe dis- - qt trict who are willing to swear that they voted ,yLM for Ilotty. Tho inspectors, however, swore) laH that Dotty only had one voto when Ihey got trSB through thoir canvass. B Ifrt. 'B JilK. riVloxr,. HUM. SoIUhi. StilXlrr. AXfV, 3) m M ,6:::::::::::::i IS ixa S i iM M 83 Sll H JM m 11 in vi hi it ' 'JM B7 ist t iss alt iit n Tho citizens who have been bnsy getting B ovidoaea-again- tt . Bomka and hla Mng.at-'2- determined to present their chargeg'to the ,B January Grand Jury. ?lH , HUUDEREB GBEENWALD'S CHANCES. ' 'WM Ills L,awycr Expect to Have the Defiuitt sCtH Opened-r- yo Plot Discovered. 4B John Greenwald, the burglar who was convioted H of the murder of Lyman EL Weekt, of DeKalb ta avenue, Brooklyn, on tbo night ot Starch 15, has ,'$ abandoned all hop of either a commutation of u sentence or a new trial. Tbe conviction WM H affirmed yeatcrday by the Court of Appeals, 01 District-Attorne- y Uldgway says tnat Lawyer f4 Kinsley, Greenwald' counsel, showed tbe greatest H disrespect for him and tor tbe Court when he failed ' H to appear to argue tho appal;:but despite that, lie H doe uot with to take advantage of a default and 'ptm send tbo prisoner lo the gallows. He ha not asked M fur the appointment of a day for execution, being JM willing to give tne defendant every opportunity. jfasaal In bit own defense Lawyer Kinsley tay tbat the lsaB District-Attorne- y played a nap game.\ Tbat i'M la, he gave notice of an argument, but Ignored tbe ' sbV customary courtciy of a meeting to settle a djy j)H for the hearing, tBtm He hat telegraphed to the Clerk of the Court of flM Appeals, and will go to Albiny either this afternoon -- VB or lie say tbat ihe dtfault will here- - .?jB opened and that a new trial will be granted. bbB A story wns circulated Lit night to tbe effect OH that evidences were found In Orcenwald's cell, In i&)H ltaymond fitreet Jail, that the prltoner had beta tM contemplating amurderous astanlt. From hit re- - gH marks It was Judged that tne District-Attorne- y waa ?3H to be the victim, and the time, wben tbe mtnjatt JiH in Court- - JLH Keeper Shevlln of the Jill tayt there it no fonno qlH anon for the story whatever. Although Green- - djH wald's cell was searched It waa done as a matter of &l course, and not on account of any suspicion. District-Attorne- y Itidgwar had beard nothing ot the story, but aays that If Greenwald ever roadefe (Msaai hostile movement he would shoot bun on th spot. Pl even If they were In tho court-room- . miM - TELEGlUrillC NEWS IN BEIEP. ! Five bond robbers and ineendlartea In Jail tit- - hfjaifji Tompklnaville, Ky. , were taken oat by a mob laet Kl night and lynched. : VfH President Von der Aho, of tbe St LouU Browse, 'iJLm and bis wile, will sail for Kurope oa a. t?H three months' pleasure tour. VH rit la said that Mme. Paul contemplates seUltMr CH her Welsh castle, Craig-y-No- t, because ot a recess 3JH robbery that took place there. The life teutence of Dan Doherty. who receaNy 3efl killed Col. Graham to London, hat been commutes -- \W to twenty ytara' Imprisonment. 'tH Tbe wall of a new Ore-sto- building atJehet, 'Jaml 111., fell yesterday afternoon, Instantly kllitss; two tt9i workmen and Injuring five more. JH A The I'rlnce of Wale and hi set tre fnrioae over ''jejaai tbo publicity given to the vltlt which be receaUy MtnaH paid to Sullivan's boxing exhibition. 11 Tbe town of Weeping Water. Neb., waa tdaoet Jl entirely destroyed by fire yctterdty. Heavy wiade ' j&fgH prevtllel and everything within reach of the) Hani names was burned. fS-- fS The bill to placo tht name of Mrs. John A. Log-a- a f SLaal on tnepcnslciii-rolla- t tne rate of ta.ouOayear wa JjH yesterday reported from tho senate Committee aad JptH pladd on tbe calemlar. JH Capt. Amos JlcCullougb, employed aa engineer fll at the Delaware and Laciawuunt Canal locks ba jLH Hordeutown, N. J., died last night of paralysis. aH He waa fifty-nin- e yetrs old. sH 1 be wage of tbe emplojeot of tbe Lackawanna H Iron and Coal Company and the Scr.u'on Dtert J3H Company will be reduced lu per cent, on Jan. , j9H About three ihousmU workmen will be affected. VjH Jones and Decker wrestled a MtsmB match at Wludaor, Vt., st nlgbt, for the ebaae jasal plonshlp of th State. Alter struggling three houre ' iSsH neither had obtained a fall and the match wa de- - laH cltred a draw. . JaaM The Sheriff and two deputies of Norman County, yLH Minn., while attempting to arrest the Hotmail HaM family yesterday, were set upon by ihe husband, ,3H wile and four tons and severely beaten. Oa ot 4bbS the deputies will die and there are but atlfa WM chances of tne recovery of the other. Isal It Will be Cold Enough for Yaa. 'ItjlH WASlll!lT0H,De.W. ,H ggSTSggia IiMcitlom or (He jflH -- T ftcenfWbur hour, cer- o- fiJM W ajJLiJV. 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