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V OL LXII •X° 20,U6.
SPHAKERSHIP FIGHT ON.
isM/rhh ANNOUNCES HIS
rA yyON AND BA.BCOCK MAT DIVIDE
,v -«tvr\ VOTE— TARIFF REVISION
SS ISSUE IN THE CONTEST.
I»T R I.CRAI'H to THE TMBriTE 1
Washington, Nov. —The fight for the Speak
#r*hip "* th * Howe of Representatives In the
iVTIItii Congress baa opened In earnest. Rep
jjtsentitlve DalzeU. of Pennsylvania, Is here,
aTl d has announced himself as a candidate for
thf Rpeakersblp. urging the claims of Pennsyl
vania, itth a larger Republican delegation than
HT1 v other State In the Union, to the place. He
\f supported by Senator Quay, and Is counting:
on beginning his fight with the support of
p*r.r.svlv*nia. New-York, New-Jersey. Mary
land srto" West Virginia. Representative Can
nes, of Illinois, who is generally believed to
have the lead in the fight, has not arrived here
vP!, bot Representatives Lorimer and Warner,
of the Illinois delegation, are here, ready to
urge his claims or. ail members of the next
Houf-e wh<"> come to Washington.
It developed to-day that the Western vote will
tw divided. Representative Babcock. of Wiscon
sin, if m the field i"or the Speakership. with the
prestige of having won five campaigns as chair
man of the Congress committee. The chief
iJrntflcanre ■■•' Mr. Babeock** candidacy is that
It will divide the Western vote, tad may thus
rrrtrihuie to the ultimate success of Mr. Palzell.
Or.f of the strongest elements of strength back
of Mr. Dalzell Is the purport of Senator Quay,
but this may turn out to his disadvantage, as
irany of the prominent members of the House
resent any Interference with the House organiza
tion by members of The Senate. Mr. Cannon is
one of those who have stood forward most prom
inently as the champion of th* House In con
troversies with the Senate, and any resentment
a f Senator Quay's interference would be to the
Mvar.tape of the Illinois candidate The princi
pal point being made against Mr. Cannon is that
b- Is tor. dictatorial, end that if he should be
elected Speaker he would be practically the
rbalnnan of every committee in the House find
irould aietite the [ley to be pursued by all
th* Republican committee chairmen. The vigor
*lth which the campaign is opening indicates
that it will probably be ended lons before the
actual election of the Speaker, and it would not
b» surprising if one candidate or the other would
have enough votes pledged to him before the
Christmas holidays to insure his election.
Tl«- differing views of the leading candidates
on tariff revision may have a deciding influence
in the settlement of the ri|n afc»ialil|i light. That
ih"rf win be Ftrong opposition in the Republi
can party to changing the tariff in any way in
;!k- n<-xt Congress has been made apparent by
Hie conversation of several Republicans who ar
rived here to-day. Representative Butler, of
Pennsylvania. declared that he would he drawn
ar:d quartered before h* would vote for touch
ing the present tariff now or at any time within
th<- n«xt few years.
• - .. r.f ITeal Virginia, said that tha
1 r.ot want any tinkering
Representative Overstreet. of Indiana, who Is
>> representative of the conservative Western
When 'he tariff i* revised it will be along pro
• f-.tfr.;-, lines and by the friends of protection.
l ->m not afrai'i ••• revision if it becomes neces
sary. There ma be Mm? schedules that need
early revision, but if this Is so the Republicans
nil! <*<* i h» work themselves.
SHAW HENDERSON ALLIANCE RUMORED
THE •I.'HETAKY NOT LIKELY TO ENTER
KiWA FACTION* FIGHT "WHILE HE
MAINS IN' THE CABINET.
[BT TELEiBArH TO THE TBIBT'NE. ■
***arhinjr*on. Nov. 7.— Secretary Shaw atten
tion was railed this afternoon to the report
f rom lowa that he had recently had a long con
ference with Speaker Henderson at Dcs Moines.
t«hi<-h had required in the understanding that
♦he Speaker was to enter the race tor the nom
ination for Governor in lowa next year, against
Governor A. H. Cummins. Mr. Shaw said he
knew nothing of the report that Speaker Hen
1«r?on was to run for Governor, except what
h* had t-f-en in the newspapers. He said he had
rot seen the Speaker Fine the adjournment of
Congress, and pa/ received only one letter from
nttn. that '■ire in reply to the letter he v.rote
regretting the withdrawal of the Speaker from
•he ""ampaigrn for tress.
If Speaker Henderson should decide to mak«
c fijrht for the nomination for Governor. It
would probably lead la ■ Utter factional con
troversy in lowa between the element of the
rarty headed by Governor Cummins, which fa
vors a material reduction In tariff taxes, and the
'leatesst headed by Senators Allison and Dolll
■••• an Speaker Henderson, -which Is In favor
°f letting the tariff alone. Any active part by
Secretary Shaw in such a controversy Is Im
probable, unless he first gets out of the Cabinet.
«* President Roosevelt has discouraged factional
'crtrovcreies between Republicans so far a* It
has been In his power to do so.
ARBITRATORS* DECIBIOX FGXORED
CURIOUS ACTION OF STRIKING FRENCH
Paris. Nov. 7— The government arbitrators
ttls afternoon announced their decision against
'^Tearing the ■"•ares of the striking miners in
f he Department ftsj Nord. The grounds of the
fedston are similar to those in the Pas-dc-
C&ja-is arbitration, namely, that the rates are
Proportionate to the selling price of coal The
large companies in the Nord have agreed to **<-
ÜbUtb pensions for a term of five years.
The Chamber of Deputies to-day took up a
resolution moved by M. Rouanet (Radical So
eisVst) fcr the appointment of a commission
of thirty-three members to Investigate the con
dition of the miners and to report upon means
" prevent economic conflicts Premier Combes
•«.i<l the government had no objection to the ap
••totir.^n' of such commission, and the re«olu-
Sea v.-2« adopted by 367 votes to 14S.
Throughout the Pas-de-Calais coal district the
strikers are making noisy demonstrations
At Lens I lively melee between cavalry and
■ttfkeri occurred. Lieutenant Duval was struck
'n th* breast with a biick. two other officers
**re hit. a cavalryman received ■ severe cut
on th«- fa'-e, and a cavalry horse had an eye
kaockf-d out. Only the arrival of reinforcements
" eendarn.es dispersed the strikers.
Six thousand striking coal miners held a meet
jOg at LJerin, Department of Pas-de-Calais. to
4av - They decided not to accept the decision of
'*•* arbitrators against an increase of the pres
ent rarr. a f wages, and to continue the strike.
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(Copyright; 1902. By Tie Tribune AssocUUon.i
London. Nov. 8. 1 a m.— There is no direct
confirmation of the Birmingham reports that
the coal mining interests of the United Kingdom
will be pooled in opposition to the American
trust. The colliery owners are conferring among
themselves and discussing the expediency of
forming a closer organization for the regulation
of the product and prices, but the creation of a
British coal trust is impracticable. Mr. Mor
gan's name appears in al! the press references to
defensive measures against the machinations of
the American capitalists, but this has become an
English habit. One day he Is represented as
buying the British collieries and the next day
the coal interests are described as combining
against him. While be is a convenient ogre the
influence of the German syndicates for regu
lating production, distribution and export is felt,
and both the coal owners and the iron and steel
masters of the United Kingdom arc striving to
control their Industries by similar methods.
The advocates of the muniripalization of the
Birmingham tramways, who have been seeking
to obtain popular approval of a corporation bill
this week in ■ three days' poll of the ratepayers,
are making a similar use of Mr. Morgan's name
in their campaign against the British Electric
Company. He is charged with being behind th»
Midland monopoly, which is seeking to drive the
British municipalities out of business and to
turn over the tramway and lighting service to
private companies. Any Morgan is apparently
good enough in England until after election.
"While there are charges from the South Seas
that the Colonial Office has included confidential
documents in the blue book and discredited th«
cause of imperial federation by overemphasizing
the moral that the colonies ought to bear a pro
portionate share of the burdens of the military
and naval armaments, the Canadian officials
and residents are making no complaint, and are
well satisfied with Sir Wilfrid Laurier's uncom
promising attitude against militarism.
Commissioner Preston has returned from Can
ada -Aith glowir.j; reports of the rapid settlement
of th<s Northwest Territory ;; n<l the progressive
ter and energy ri ? the American recrulta
from the Western States. He predicts an an
in movement fr^m Europe
The American Ambassador will not start be
fore the middle of December for his winter
Journey to Southern Europe.
At a meeting of the Egypt Exploration Fund
yesterday the president, Sir John Evans, said
the organisation of the fund in Boston had for
some months past engaged the earnest and
anxious consideration of the London committee.
He regretted that the committee had been
obliged to relieve Dr. Window from the duties
of vice-president of the fund in America. Mat
ters had. however, he added, unfortunately come
to such a pass that strong measures were neces
sary, and it would remain for the Boston com
mittee to consider what step* were now to be
taken that would most conduce to the advantage
of the Egypt Exploration Fund in America.
The Berlin correspondent of "The Morning
Leader" states that the electric traction trials
on the- military railway between Berlin and
russrn have now emlM for this season. The
result of the trials has been to prove h.^y.<nd
that express trains <"fii easily be run by
elertri'- power at » speed of seventy-live miles
an hour on an ordinary permanent way. A
higher rate of speed requires heavier and firmer
permanent way. anil this Is to be prepared in
time for th*- :< comn • ■ ■ emeni of the trials In the
The new English Art Club's autumn show is
less characteristic than usual. The young
artists have either been overzealous in imitating
French impressionist methods or have become
infatuated with the Idea of painting homely and
uninteresting women In ill furnished rooms.
Wilson Steer has a fine picture of the valley of
the Severn, with rich mists, golden light and
magical effects of distance, and Moffat Lindner
and James Henry have landscapes beautiful In
color and tone. The best portrait group is
Henry Tonks'n picture of the three daughters of
Edgar Bishop William Orpen's "Chess Play
ers" and a portrait of himself are vigorous
works. A collection of delicate pastels by Will
iam Rothensteln are exhibited at the Carfax
Gallery, and there is a varied lot of game pict
ures, mainly birds and deer, by Charles Whym
per at the Graves Gallery- George Bunn'fl paint
ings of Dutch scenes -re exhibited to great ad
vantage in the same gallery. This American
artist once a naval officer, worked under the
advice of Mesdag. Marls and Mauve and Die!. In
London, before he had succeeded in making him
self known in England. *■ N - F -
PANAMA CANAL TREATY.
SECRETARY HAY AND MINISTER
CONCHA SHEARING AN AGREEMENT.
Washington. Nov. 7.— The conferences between
Secretary Hay and Better Concha, the Colom
bian Minister, who are engaged in the prepara
tion of the projected Panama Canal treaty, con
tinue at stated periods. The negotiations are
proceeding satisfactorily, and the prediction is
mad* that the terms of ■ treaty will be agreed
uDon soon, probably within a fortnight. If this
Is the case the President will be able to deal
with the treaty in his annual message to Con
A POT KHOROR VIBGty MART
PFETTY TOCHG "WOMAN MAY CAUSE FURTHER
TROUBLE AMONG THE FANATIC*
Winnipeg. Man.. Nov. 7. -At Yorkton a young
Doukhobor woman of attractive appearance
-weed herself In white cotton, with white can-
Jat^JT^nVl proclaimed herself the Virgin
Mary Many of th» Doukhobors ? believe her
etorv' and she may cause trouble If her advice
shall 'be In the wrong direction.
THE CUBA* TREATY.
PRESIDENT PALM A SENDS INSTRUCTIONS
TO MINISTER QCESADA.
Ha van? Nov. 7.— President Palma is authority
for the Statement that instructions regarding
the drawing UP at the commercial treaty be
tween Cuba and 'he United States have been
sent to the Cuban Minister at Washington,
defter Quesada. Benor Palma says he has every
' „*, in twlieve that Seftor Quesada was in con
wlSion !S« Monday with Secretary Hay with
regard to this treaty.
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I WOODRUFF - DADY BREA K.
AND THE "CSOLONEL* 1 MAY NOT BE ELE<~-
TTONS COMMISSIONER AGAIN.
TO FIGHT IT OUT IX THE EXECUTIVE COM
MITTEE — WONDERS OF WOOD
A revolution In the executive committee of the
Republican organization in Kings County is
looked for on the first Tuesday night of Decem
ber. Lieutenant Governor Timothy L. Woodruff
and his long time side partner, Michael J. Dady.
at present one of the Commissioners of Elec
tions, have fallen out. Mr. Woodruff is against,
having Mr. Dady reappointed. Mr Dady says
that he will ask the genera] committee to recom
mend his reappointment to Mayor Low, and that
he and Mr Woodruff will fight it out to the end.
Mr. Dady's friends have polled the general com
mittee, and assert that of the twenty-one dis
trict leaders sixteen are anti-Woodruff, unless
pressure from Senator Platt and Governor Odell
is brought to bear on some of them. Mr. Wood
ruff incurred the displeasure of Senator Plat by
opposing the nomination of George R. Sheldon
for Lieutenant. Governor at the Saratoga con
Mr. Woodruff is entertaining Governor Odell
at his camp in the Adirondack? It la said by
his Brooklyn friends that he is repairing his
"fences' for the fight of bis life on the first
Tuesday night of December, or whenever h» and
Dady settle their dispute.
One feature of the situation that is extremely
disquieting to the Dady men is that Mayor Low
is likely to refuse, to reappoint '"Colonel" Dady,
no matter whether the general committee rec
ommends it or not. The Mayor was greatly dis
pleased during the campaign a year ago at the
absence in Cuba of Commissioner Dady from
the Bureau of Elections. It will be remembered
that Mr. Dady was summoned home from Cuba
by Senator Platt. who sharply reprimanded. him
for failing to look after the organization's in
terests at a critical juncture. Mr. Woodruff
now has this as an argument for Mr. Daily's
Mayor Low, it was said yesterday, knew sev
eral days beforehand that Sergeant Churchill.
Frederick S. Glbbs's friend, was to be dismissed
from the police force. Commissioner Partridge's
action is Interpreted as meaning that the Mayor
li going to hew to the line, without fear of po
litical bearings, in all matters relating to official
dereliction. Th- Mayor's friends predict that
Commissioner Daily will fail of reappointment
even if recommended by the executive commit
tee of Kings.
Commissioner Dady's friends yesterday told
the following story of the way in which Lieu
tenant Governor Woodruff; got up a "black list"
of officeholders and school teachers who failed
during the campaign closed on Tuesday to send
money subscriptions In response to hH circular
appeal. One of Mr. Dady's lend said:
"Lieutenant Governor Woodruff caused to b<»
sent out to all place holders In King , including
school teachers, a circular begging letter in
closing a return envelope. The first batch of
five hundred Of there begging letters elicited
pome peppery replies. Mr. Woodruff thereupon
devised a scheme for trapping those who tartly
replied to his appeal He had his clerks write
on the inside of the back side of the return en
velope, where naturally it would escape obser
vation, a number, this number Indicating to
whom the letter was addressed All but th»
first batch of five hundred of the begging letters
had this registered number on the inside of the
return envelopes. The replies to the second edi
tion of appeals brought forth even more Insult
ing answers in scores of Instances than did the
first. Then Mr. Woodruff's clerkH took the re
turn envelopes, turned to the corresponding
number on the M.irk list, and ascertained to
whom the appeal was sent. The Insulting reply,
whenever one was sent, (raj duly entered oppo
site the sender's name. Now Mr. Woodruff has
for future political use ■ list of those who did
not contribute, as well as a record of those who
replied to his letters In an offensive tone."
CASTRO'S FOES IN FLICIIT.
VENEZUELAN REVOLUTIONISTS SCAT
TER AND MAKE FOR THE
La Victoria. Venezuela. Nov. 7. — News ha«
been received here concerning the retreat of the
revolutionary forces. It Is to the effect that on
the night of November 1, the revolutionists
withdrew from their positions near La Victoria
and San Mat,-, because they were without am
munition. The fact that the rebels lacked car
tridges caused a disagreement between General
Matos and General Rolando, which was fol
lowed .by hot words. General Rolando declared
that the shortage of ammunition was the fault
of General Matoa. and that if the success of the
revolution was endangered by this condition
General Matos alone was responsible. He said
that all was lost, and. with his followers, about
8.200 men. he withdrew from the main body of
the rebels In the direction of Alta Gracia. It
la reported that General Rolando proclaimed
"El Mocho" Hernandez as the leader of the
President Castro, since he discovered that the
revolutionists only retreated because of their
absolute lack of ammunition, has caused them
to be pursued day and night by government sol
The latest report Issued by the government
says that Generals Matos, Mendoza and Riera
and their commands are fleeing in disorder in
an effort to reach the mountainous districts.
These generals are. supposed to be near Bar
rera, a point twelve miles from the laKe of Va
Guerillas in the service of the government
have captured and brought to President Castro
certain records and documents belonging to
members of General Matos's personal staff, as
well as the general's personal correspondence.
The contents of these papers gives evidence of
the critical situation of the leaders of th* revo
It is difficult to undei stand the apparent sud
den and complete collapse of the revolutionary
movement, but a few days ago the rebels seemed
to be upon the eve of victory, * • i i i 1 <=• to-day their
cause seems absolutely lost.
President Castro, having sent his men in all
directions to cut off the retreat of the enemy,
left here to-day for Caracas The government
soldiers who are following up the rebels scored
their first success this morning by the capture
of General Ramon Luizi. who was making his
way in the direction of Alta Gracia with 300.000
rounds of ammunition and 4,060 men to rein
force the revolutionists
From here President Castro goes to Los
Teques. which point was abandoned by the
rebels yesterday. From Los Teques the Presi
dent will go by rail to Caracas, arriving there
Sunday morning. He will then take his pla
at the head of the government.
Telegraph!) communication between La Vic
toria and Caracas has been restored
Paris. Nov. 7— The Foreign Office to-day re
ceived an official dispatch from Caracas, saying
that President Castro was unable to send a
minister to Paris, owing to the present dis
turbed condition of Venezuela. Diplomatic re
lations between the two countries have been
suspended for the last eight years, France being
temporarily represented by a charge d'affaires
at Caracas Owing to the present revolution.
France desired to establish a minister near the
scene, and recently addressed President Castro.
suggesting that the French Minister would as
mime his post when th Venezuelan Minister to
France wa« appointed. To-day's answer Is re
garded as Indicating that Castro's position is too
precautions, to warrant any one of prominence
accepting the post here.
BUSINESS MEN ON PENNSYLVANIA SPE
CIAL have a stenographer at call. 20 hours to
■" " ■ !I1 '■ - !;iF roiiMSH I.ED INTO A TRAP
! COMAN TAN APPEAL TO COURTS IF j
COUNT SHOWS CUKNEEN ELECTED.
PRESENT DEPr-TT ATTORNEY GENERAL
MAY BE MADE LEGAL ADVISER TO THE
GOVERNOR IN CASE OF DEFEAT.
[nr xr.i.EGnArn to thi TsrerrrE 1
Albany. Nov. 7.— Republican State officials ar«
afraid to-night that Henry B. Coman. Deputy
Attorney General, the Republican candidate for
Attorney General, has been defeated, and that
John Cunneen. of Buffalo, the candidate Jointly
of the Democrats and the Prohibitionists, has
been sleeted. A dispatch from New-York was
published here to-night in The Albany Evening
Journal." which is owned by William Barnes. Jr..
chairman of the executive committee of the Re
publican State Committee, containing a tabula
tion of the votes by counties for Attorney Gen
eral. The dispatch stated thai the semi-official
figures compiled at the Republican State head
quarters, in New-York, Indicated the election
of Mr. Cunneen by a plurality of 3.101 votes.
Mr. Coman, who arrived here from his home,
in Morrisyille, this afternoon, examined the
table of the vote, and said that in some re
spects. Judging by his private advices, it was
correct, but in others it was incorrect. He
added that it was plain that the Prohibitionists
all over the State had voted the straight Pro
hibition ticket, and thus had voted for Mr
Cunneen. as well as for the party's other can
Tt may be remembered that Mr. Cunneen was*
nominated for Attorney General by ■ committee
of the Prohibition state Convention, and that
Secretary of state McDonougb refused to accept
the c^rtllcate of nomination, taking the position
rhat the election law prohibits the nomination of
the candidate of one political party by a com
mittee of another party Then a representative
of the Prohibition party's committee appealed
to the courts, and Judge BischofT. of New-York,
of thf* Supreme Court, decided that the nomina
tion was legally made, and Mr McDonough
must accept the certificate. Mr Coman was
a.his'vi to have the Republican State Commit
tee appeal from this decision, but he discovered
that no decision could b* reached before Election
Day, and, therefore. -V.d not authorize an ap
peal to a higher court.
Tt was said to-daj by a. lawyer that, under a
decision o! th-- Court of Appeals, Mr. Cowan
could still anneal from this decision of Judge
Blsch< d and have the courts decide whether or
not the ballots cast for Mr. Cunneen by the
Prohibitionists should be counted. The votes
of the tlonista for Mr. Cunneen could
also be contested, It was saM. before the county
tsssrs. Mr <',iian. when aske.l
• test the right of
Mr Cunneen to a certificate of election :»s At
torney <;.-:. Ed: "1 don't care to
anything on the subject <>r a contest until I have
had further Information about the election."
If Mr. Cunneen Is elected Attorney General, It
is probable thai Governor «M r -U will n.. longer
usk that official for his advice on the bills
I by the legislature. It could hardly be
expected thai » Republican Governor would
wi: h a Democratic Attorney General to give.
hi;, i ativiee on bills passed by a Republican l"g-
The Governor has bad such advice
k. ■■T > Mai *>v Attorney General Dax-ies and
Deputy Attorney General Coman. and thus has
. the salary of a legal aJvlser. But the
Governor has th>* authority, under chapter »>•>!
of the Lawn of lint", to appoint a legal counsel
salary of J?.\t«>o a y. ai
There i- i suspicion thai if Mr. Coman is de
feated f"r the Attorney Generalship, lie may be
■ l legal counsel to the Governor Mr.
Coroan is well qualified for th!^ position by abil
ity, legal knowledge and Intimate acquaintance
with the nets passed by the legislature for sev
eral years While it Is generally believe,] here
that Mr. Cunneen 1« elected Attorney General,
th'-re la no positive knowledge of it, and until
the official figures show his election the Repub
llran leaders will not concede it.
There Is a general acknowledgment by th<»
Republican leaders thai Judge John Clinton
Gray, the Democratic candidate for judge of the
Court of Appeals, la elected. His plurality is
believed to be about 15.000.
Elliot I>.ir.forth. of the Democratic State Com
mit tt c. said that Cunneen would have a plural
ity of rJ,iN«> to 20.000. Mr. Dunforth based his
estimate on telegrams received from chairmen
of Democratic county commltte-s who report-\i
that Mr. Cunneen had received virtually the full
prohibition vote, in addition to the Democratic
Colonel George W. Dunn !.« still doubtful of
John Cunneen's election, and says Henry B
''■■man has a chance. "Tt will take the official
count to decide." .-aid h» yesterday. "The vote
in New-Tor* County will decide, a? It Is re
ported the vote is \ery close uj> the State. The
titlk of Mr. Cunneen having 12.000 plurality is
absurd. The regularity of the nomination of
Mr. Cunneen by the Prohibition party Is a legal
question, and I am not prepar. <j t,, discuss it at
this time No plans for a con rest or legal pro
ceedlngs have been made, because w«» .ire not
: et sure which man is elected."
VARGAS-SANTOS WII.I, NOT ATTEND PEACE
CONFERENCE ON BOARD HE
San Jose!. Costa Rica. Nov. 7.— General Var
gas-Santos, the military director of the Colom
bian revolution, who has been here for some
time past, will not attend the proposed peac^
nonference between representativfs of the c■■■
ombtan revolutionists and th- 1 '"olombian Cfov
•rnment which is to be held on board the United
States, battleship Wisconsin in Panama Harbor.
Advices received here last night are believed tr>
show that the Colombian Government intended
to perpetrate some treach j rou« action II the
sr^neral went to Panama
It is reported here that th- Colombian revolu
tionary general, Uribe-Uribe. who surrendered
to forces of the Colombian Government under
General Marjarres at Jtlo Frio last month,
been penten'ed to death
rnnp HARVESTS iy ArSTRALIA.
shortage; IN new ScyT"TH WAUEf wiu, fb
eleven million bushel-!
Sydney. N. S. W., Nov. 7— Official statistics show
that, owing to the drouth, the wheat harvest in
New South Wales this year has been very poor.
Th* shortage is estimated at eleven million baskets.
Queensland and other States ot the r.ittT will
probably aim have very poor harvest"
yAYAI OFFrCFR OVERCOME l\ THFATPF.
ENSIGN WRIGHT. OF BROOKLYN N'AVT TARD.
PTRICKEN WITH HEART TROUBLE.
Ensign William Wright of the Brooklyn Navy
Yard, whose home I* in Matthews. Tonn.. was
stricken with heart trouble in the lobby of the
Broadway Theatre last nisht. and was unconscious
for some minutes. An ambulance was called from
Roosevelt Hospital, and Dr. Whitbeek restored the
naval officer to consciousness. He refused to go to
the hospital. and was taken away in a cat) by
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MR. BLACK MAKES HIM CONTRADICT FORMER TESTIMONY—
KOCH IDENTIFICATION HIT HARD
TESTIMONY ALL TN— CASE TO BE SUMMED UP MOXDAT.
All the evidence in the Molineux rase was be
fore the jury at 1 p. m. yesterdiy. and Justice
Lambert adjourned the trial until Monday morn-
Ing to enable counsel for the dtfsnec *nd the
P'-.'secution to prepare for summing up on that
day. Justice Lambert, after consulting with the
counsel, told the jury that the case probably
would bo finished before the close of Monday.
Ir is possible, however, that rhe lawyers may
talk longer than the time allotted to them, and
that the case will not go to the jury '-'>rJi\ Tues
day. It is expected that Molineux win hear a
verdict before the close of Tuesday He and
his counsel ar* <-onftd«»nt that there will be an
Although there was apparent haste in getting
in testimony yesterday, the defenc* scored
heavily against th<- prosecution The proof con
tamed in rhe testimony of Mrs. Anna Stephen
son that Molineux did not mail the poison pack
age at the Genera! Poatoflee on th" afternoon of
Pp. ember 23, IMS. was r-intorced by the testi
rr.onv of Professor Vulte. of Columbia Univer
se v. that Molineux was in his company in the
upper part of the city all that afternoon. Harry
P Cornish was called in rebuttal, to contradict
Mrs. Stephc-nson's statement that he mailed the
poison package, and he was caught in such a
; plain contradiction that his credibility as a wit
ness was destroyed. In the estimation of Moll
neux's counsel Testimony was given to im
ptach the ?tory of Koch, the witness who said
i Molineux had rented a private letter box in
I Broadway tn 18B&
At the beginning of yesterday's session Mrs.
StephenFon was recalled in cross-examination
ar.'i asked if some person did not point out Cor
n.ish to her in th» courtroom on Thursday before
she was called to the witness stand. The prose
cution had heard that her husband pointed out
Cornish to her.
•'That Is not true." she said with simple direct
ness. "It was I who pointed out Cornish to my
ALIBI FOR MOLINEUX.
Professor Herman T. Volte, of Columbia Uni
versity, was the next witness. When he v.as
asked what he knew of the movements of Moli
neux on the afternoon of Friday. December 23.
1806, the time when the poison package was
mailed at the General Postoffice. he said M"li
neux was in his company all that afternoon.
"I met atollneux on the train." he said, "as 1
was returning to Columbia from a meeting at
the College of Physicians and Surgeons. He rode
up with me to the college buildings, and we
lunched together in the college hall. After
luncheon, with Dr. Chandler, we wand-red about
the grounds looking at the buildings, and talk
ing of various things."
"What time. did Molineux leave your* ex-
Governor Black asked.
"I don't know exactly, but It was dark; after
How loasl d-x-.s tr tak- to get 'rom Columbia
College to the PostofflceV
■ About fifty mteutea"
"You have tim. J the trip?"
' I have."
"How do you fix the date of Molineux's visit
to you?" was Mr. ( '.-.borne' sole question on
' It was Friday, the last workday b-fore the.
Henry C. Lockwood. the postoffice clerk who
was called for the prosecution to tell where the
poison package was mailed, was recalled by ex-
Governor Black and asked to nx the time of
mailing. He could not nx II exactly. He said
the package was mailed in the Broadway side
of the Postoffice. That was in corrobor3tion of
the testimony of Mrs. Stephenson.
Harry K. Howell. a clerk in Hartdegen's store,
testified that the boy Krhardt. who said he
wrapped up the silver bottleholder. had "fibbed."
Howell said Erhardt had never wrapped up any
packages in the store.
"Were you In the store on the afternoon of
December 21. 1S0S?" asked Mr. Osborne.
"Do you know who bought that bottle
4 I do not."
EASY TO BUY POISON.
Ex-Judge William M. K. Olcott. of counsel for
the defence, was put on the stand to show with
what ease cyanide of mercury can be bought in
this city. Mr Osborne had laid great stress on
the rarity of the poison, and argued that only an
expert chemist could secure it.
Q -Have you bought any cyanide of mercury
lately " A — Yes. sir. on October 30 last.
q -Where? -At Toungman's drug store at
EiehUeth-st and Cotumbus-ave.
-Tell us all about it. A.-I went into the store
and bought two chemicals. Then I asked for som*
cyanide of mercury. The clerk asked me what I
wanted it for 1 told him for pbotoaTaphle experi
ments? and he asked me It I knew it was a
In. I said I did. and he gave me a small bottle
full I paid 65 cents, and the clerk told me
thai under the law of the State I must register my
name and advlrtss. I gave them as J. B. Smith.
No 74 West Elghty-secona-st. *tt,ng .ne poison?
Q.-TOU taki no troobls ha getting tue peasrai
A —No. sir
• Do you think the clerk would Identify you
again?" asked Mr. Osborne.
"No. I don't think so"
"Then you don't believe In those quarter r>( *
Ex- Judge Olcott was followed by three other ;
witnesses who had purchased cyanide of mer
cury at city drug stores. They had the poison
with them, and counsel for the defence remarked
that there was enough of it t<s kill the entire j
jury- John Sanders testified that he bought the '
poison at the drug store at No. 283 Broadway: !
William H. Lyon bought it at No. 1,360 Broad
way, nd Charles W. Bacon got it at the Broad
way Drug Store The three are clerks in the
offices of the counsel for the defence. None of
them had any difficulty in obtaining the poison,
although Bacon had to visit thre« stores b*f«r*
he found one that had it In stock.
KOCH'S STORY DISCREDITED.
Henry C. Terry, who described himself as a
"humble reporter," was called to contradict the
testimony of Joseph Koch, who identified Moli
neux as the man who hired the letter box from
him in September. 18M Mr Terry said he was
with Koch when Molineux was first made to
stand up for identification, and Koch said: No.
that's not the man. I never saw him before. I
can't stand for him any more than I can stand
for Gallagher. Felix Gallagher wan under sus
picion for a day or two, and Koch had been
asked to Identify him. '
q.— Did Koch go to "The Journal" office after
that and offer to identify Mouneux if you would
pay him OJMS? A.- He did. UJi<J
Q —Did be otter to identify Molineux as the man
who hired a letter box? A.-He did lan
6.— Why did you not buy the story? A _W»
showed Koch a photograph of MutsasiiV with and '
The last half century's explorations in Medical
Science confirm the claims of Dr. D. Javne for h?a
Expectorant. IT HEALS THE LUNai-AdviL .
PRICE TnREE CENTS:.
change for C.OOO. we turned the story down.
THE DEFENCE RESTS.
A copy of the Rogers divorce decree was pu»
In evidence to show that it was granted after
the death of Mrs. Adams, and then, hy consent
of the rrosecufior. ex-Governor Black submit
ted a table compiled by one of hi clerks to show
that, although the written exhibits are mad* up
of several thousand individual letters, the prose
cution has based Ma contention that Molineux
wrote them all upon the similarity found in
some seventeen letters.
Thar closed th. case ast the defence, and Mr.
Osborne called Joseph FarreH. the hitherto miss
ing Newark detective, as his first witness m re
buttaL At the first trial of Molineux Farrell
testified that he met Molineux near the Market
st. railway station, in Newark, on the. afternoon
the silver bottle holder was bought. Molineux
under cross-examination In the. present trial
said he could not remember meeting Farrell that
day. Replying as Mr. Osborne's first question
Farrell said he was sure the evidence h- gay»
at the first trial was correct.
A&u^**a* M ri > 21 . nme dld you me « hl m"" A.
ber 21. 'iik °' :iO '' X m the afr -emoon of DuaV
T*£r~^ Vilal llid you say to him? A.— l said "Hello
3S«!ta? Joe" PaSSed eh other - and to* repfi"!:
4-Wai that all? A— That's all.
iJ&Tr^. !2 dld you next see Mollneux? A.— l don't
ss'bSS'si.'isUn.i^? Pr ° Ve that >™ *•" ■■
a^-rl^on"* ,MV, MV J OU met *'■»"" •«
r.wr .^ll Jr. s-ej-Bt.. to the station
the7ar?orv -' ? '' } • paas 5? T J lle «» B " a stor e »«•"? from
George H. Baker, a clerk in the employ of th-
Newark postoffice. testified that the Burns let
ter, th- conceded writing of Molineux. was
mailed in Newark within a half mile of Molt
neuxs office. The letter was on the much de
scribed blue paper, and the object was to throw
doubt on M.hn-ux-s statement that he couM
nor remember where he wrote it. but was Bssja
that he had none of that paper at the factors'.
ATTACKING MRS. STEPHENSONS TESTI
Then Mr. Osborne tried to upset Mrs. Shephen
son's identification of Cornish and to prop up rh*
account Cornish had given of his movements on
the afternoon of December 23. ISOS. when Mrs.
Stephenson says she saw him at the PostoftV-*
John Yokum testified that he met Cornish about
noon that day. and they took luncheon together.
About 2:30 p. m. they went to the office of James
E. Sullivan. No. If Park Place, to talk over ath
letic matters. Mr. Sullivan was secretary of
the Amateur Athletic Union.
,- O How lons dM you remain in th« office? a -
1 -til about 4 ._ m .-,■-. . I left to catch a train
T~JJ as Cornish there all the time? .A— He was.
ti-— Did he wear as overcoat? A.— He did n.it.
"How far is Mr. Sullivan's office from th* Gen
eral Postoffice?" Mr. Black asked.
Mr. Yokum said he could not tell, but he esti
mated that the distance was Ism than rhre-»
James Mltchel. an athlete, testified that h»
was in Sullivan's sin with Cornish until lat»
in the afternoon of the day in question, and Mr.
Sullivan said he remembered that Cornish was)
there that day. but could not remember IssSJ
long he remained there.
j Cornish then went on the stand to reiterate hi*
i story about being in Sullivan's office. He .-ieniei
j that he was in the Postoffice that day. He con
j tradicted the story of Loois Jacobson. the drti<
; clerk, about purchases of bromo-aeltzer Then
| he declared he did not wear an overcoat on th^
; afternoon when Mrs. Stephenson says she saw
' him wearing a brown overcoat at the Posto.fTic«.
CORNISH GETS INTO A TRAP
Ex-Governor Black did not take long to lea4<
Cornish Into a Black "Did I understand you taj
Cornish into % trap. "Did T TinderMnnd vn« t-»
; say that you wore no overcoat on this particu
lar day?" he asked.
"I did say so. and I am quite positive that I
j did not own on» at that tint*.** was Cornish*
Q.— Whose coat did you wear when you put oa «
! dress suit? V— had not worn one tot S'ltna tim*
Q —Didn't you own a brown overcoat? A.— No
i Q— Didn't you have a brown overcoat In th* f*lt
i and winter of tSsB? A.—! Dat not.
■ "Now. let me read to you your testimony.
! taken from the official minutes of the last trial
' Mr. Weeks read, at Mr. Black's request. Cor
1 nish's statement: "During the fall and winter
: of IS9S I wore the same overcoat I have got
• over there" indicating a chair In the rear of th^
i court). "It is a brown overcoat. I did not wear
a white alpine hat at all last year."
Cornish's face flushed. and h» hesitated for %
moment before replying: "I don't think I test!*
ri-M to that, but if it is there I suppose I dM '
■>.— lf you did testify to that wasn't it true? A -
It was. probably.
q -Now. why did you testify to that if you dMtt*t
hive a brown oven-oat? A.— l may have talked of
having a brown overcoat.
•2 — And la« best reason you can give for this la
that yon might have talked about it? Hay» you
any better reason than that? A.— No. sir.
Q.— You left Sullivan's place at 5:30' A —Yes
Q —Didn't you testify at the coroner's inqnest
you let* abaoi <>? A -l don't remember.
A "GRAVE NECESSITY. "
Q.— lsn't there a grave necessity fas your -..
memberißS r.ow better than before? A ■•■ ir*.
not at all.
Q— read from your testimony at the coroner's
office: 'Yes. I had an overcoat on that day It >* (
over there. It is a brown overcoat." Didn't yen
testify to that? A. — I can't remember.
Q — Yet that was three years ago. and you should
have *m«mbfi*d better thin "than now? a— T
didn't thir.k much about it at the time.
Q — Well, there is a difference between joins '«>
Sullivan's otSc* at between 2:30 and 3 o'clock, a*
you say bow, and 3:«> o'clock, a 3 yon tsaUflstl at
the Coroner's Inquest? A.—
Q.— There is a great difference between having
no overcoat and a brown overcoat? a — Ye*.
Howard Adams, a witness for the prosecution.
said he was sitting near Mrs. Stephenson in
court on Thursday and he saw two men indicate
Cornish to her as soon as Cornish entered th»
courtroom, and she said: "Is it?" Adams said
h* had known Cornish seven years.
Q.— Had he a browc overcoat?" A.— No. sir.
Q. — Do you know more about Cornish's cloth"*
than he does? A.— l don't know
•i -Do you make that claim? A.— No. sir
"Do you believe in dreams, young man?**
asked ex-Governor Black, smiling at the Jury.
The witness said he didn't, and was excused.
Mr Osborne announced that the prosecution
rested, and ex-Governor Black called Mrs.
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