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•ral Kurcratkin. the Russian TVar Minister, to
Manchuria, was pacific. The view held here
5s thnt Russia's assurances fully protect the
United States' commercial Interests.
The reoccupation of Xew-Chwang by Russian
troops is said to be a wholly political issue be
tween RufsJa. Great Britain and Japan, not in
volving American commerce or any other Amer
THINK RUSSIAN PLAN MISCARRIED.
London. May 9.— The British Foreign Office is
without official news of the Russian action at
Xew-Chtvang. The subject has not been men
tioned by either the British Ambassador at St.
Petersburg or the British Charge d* Affaires at
Peking The Foreign Office is also uninformed
of any Intention on the part of the United
States* of co-operating with Great Britain and
Japan in a Joint protest. Such a co-operation
•would be warmly welcomed, and would come as
a pleasant surprise to Downing: Street, in view
of the State Department's declination hitherto
to ret Jointly with Great Britain, though ad
mittedly working for a common object.
The officials are inclined to regard Russian
activity at New-Chwar? as originally intended
to be simultaneous with the demands on China.
but, think that, owing to the premature rev
elation of the demands, the plr.n miscarried In
view of the vigorous protests addressed to Kus
sia in th» interim, th- Foreign Office does not
believe that •**» is likely to take seriously ag
gressive steps in the near future.
BOY NEARLY KILLED EY EOT WATER.
It, with Steam. Poured Suddenly Out of a
Factory Pipe. /
Trank Orbach, seven years old. of No. 1.504 Wil
low-are , Hoboken. Is in St. Marys Hospital. in
that place, as dM result of an accident he met on
Friday. His condition Is serious.
The boy and pome companion's were playing in
the rear of a factory, when, without warning,
a stream of hot water and steam came out of a
large exhaust pipe- The -steam blinded the boy.
and when the water was splashing over him he
fell to th» ground, screaming with pain. He fell
Into a pool of the boiling water, and was slowly
being: scalded to death when the screams of his
companions were heard by jiassereby, who got him
out of his perilous position.
GRANDSON SOUGHT THROUGH LAW.
Boston People Say Boy's Stepmother Should
Not Be Allowed to Care for Him.
Paterson. X. J.. May P.— Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Ewain. of Boston, caused a writ of habeas corpus
to be served on their son-in-law, Charles J. Par
sons, to-day. In an effort to Ret their grandson.
Henry Parsons, seven years old. The boy's moth
er Is dead, and th» Swains allege that his step
mother is not a proper person to take care of him.
Mr. and Mrs. Swain are wealthy, and have followed
Mr. and Mrs. Parsons through several States trying
to accomplish their purpose. •
Mr. and Mrs. Parsons live in Tyler-Ft.. this citj.
The case was postponed until Wednesday, and tne
boy was given Into the temporary custody or ex-
AiaSstant Postmaster Barnes, of this city.
BUFFALO KEFORMEK EXONERATED
Charge Against Lawyer Accused by the
When Lodo-wlck H. Jones, the Buffalo lawyer
-who was arrested Friday night charged with
offering a worthless draft for payment of a
hotel bill at the Waldorf-Astoria, was arraigned
In the Jefferson Market court, the detective of
the hotel who made the arrest asked to have
the charpe unconditionally withdrawn, as the
bill had been paid.
It -was explained that the charge of uttering
a worthless draft was false; that Jones had had
fund* in the National Bank of Buffalo, but they
had been drawn upon by a note for 5800. wnicb
he had forgotten.
W. R. GRACE'S BARN BURNED.
Great Neck, Long: Island. May The large car
riage house and stable on W. R. Grace's summer
place here was destroyed by fire to-day. The fire
spread rapidly.- There were sixteen horses in the
Ftable. and half a dozen fine carriages were stored
In the building. The stablemen succeeded in get
ting out the horses. carriages and harness. Tne
loss is $20,0>>a, covered by Insurance.
BANKERS' LUNCHEON FOR MR. FISH.
The annual meeting of Group 8 of the New- York
State Bankers' Association— the New-York City
jrroup— was held yesterday afternoon at the Law
yers* Club. In the Equitable Building. About fifty
officers of local banks were present. The following
officers for the coming year were elected: Chalr
anan. William A. Nash, president of the Corn Ex
change Bank; secretary and treasurer, Charles
■Elliott Warren, cashier of the Lincoln National
Bank. Executive committee— W. M. Bennett, cash
ier of the Bank of America: D. H. Pierson, cashier
of the Manhattan Bank; W. A. Slmonson, vice
president of the National City Bank; Charles L.
Robinson, cashier of the Western National Bank of
the United States, and C. H. Stout, vice-president of
the Liberty National Bank.
At the close of the business meeting a luncheon
was given, at which the guest of honor was Hamil
ton Fish, Assistant Treasurer of the United States
Jn New- York. J. Edward Simmons, president of the
Fourth National Bank, the retiring chairman of the
croup, presided at the lunch<-on, and ■ informal
speeches were made by several of those present.
PORT CHESTER BOARD OF TRADE.
The business men of Port Cheslf-r have Just
organized a Board of Trade. The officers are: K.
A. Kriessen. president: Leander Horton and John
H. M. Krundage, secretary ;
■ttstmry. Mi Samuel Stock,
~'he bsari. Ml conjunction with the
Qreemrfch Board of Trade. Is trying to settle th.
strike in the building trades in Westchester Countj .
TO AUCTION UNSOLD GIFTS.
' the bazaar in a*d of the building
Ma.achy's Chajol has proved so great
th* lumber of articles given so !ur»^ that
Father Daly has obtained the Grand Central Palace
• for next W'-dr.esday, when all articles remaining
will be auctioned, and the drawing by tht
5 i:\ Die Klondike will also
EVERY MONTH CO. BUYS "HOUSEHOLD."
The Every Month Publishing Company has pur
chased "The Household." a monthly magazine, as
•well as "The Ledger Monthly." both of which will
be consolidated with "Every Month" and be pub
lished under the name of "The Household-Ledger."
MINERAL WATER CONCERNS MERGE.
A syndicate of local capitalists at Waukesha,
A'is , Including a number of stockholders In the old
company, has purchased outright the property,
business and goodwill of the White Rock Com
pany, the concern supplying White Rock lithia
water. The Arca«Jian Springs Company has also
be. n bought, end the two will be consolidated.
It Is understood that Henry R. Wilson and Frank
Tilford, of this city, have a large interest In the
undertaking, and will probably look after the finan
cial end In the East.
SINKS SHAFT FOR SALT.
The Oatka Mining Company began on April 20
th« sinking of its shaft at Wyoming, N. T.. for
the production of rock salt. The work is under
tiie direction of J. H. Duncan, a brother of Super
intendent Duncan of the Worcester Salt Company.
KNOCKS OUT VOTING MACHINES.
Legal Disclosure May Also Prevent New-
Yorkers Balloting "with the Lever."
fBT nUMSAMI CO TUT TRIBUNE 1
Troy. It T.. May !».— Mandamus proceedings
before Justice Herriek in Albany to-day re
garding the introduction of voting machines in
this city brought out the fact that the voting
machines in question had never been legalized by
the State and cannot be used in the State. The
effects of this disclosure may be far reaching,
as several cities have adopted machines. A
certificate of the Secretary of State was intro
duced, showing that the machines of the United
States and Standard Voting Machine companies
had been legalized, but that since the two com
panies had combined their products had not
been legalized. The mandamus proceedings to
day were instituted by the chairman of the
Kensselaer County Republican Committee on an
order obtained from Justice Howard to compel
the city authorities to installthirty-eight United
States voting machines at J'HK) each. The mo
tion was denied by Justice Herri<-k.
GOVERNMENT CLERK A THIEF.
An Employe of the Bureau of Ethnology
Washlngton. May p.— Frank M. Barnett, a clerk
in the United States Bureau of Ethnology, was ar
rested to-day on a charge of forgery. Barnetfs
offence consisted In opening private mall ad-ircs?=ed
to officials in the office and abstracting therofrom
two checks for J175. which he cashed at a local
banking house. He admitted his guilt, and said he
uspd The money to pay a debt of $200. He was ap
polnted from Alabama fifteen months ago, is twer.
ty-Mx years old and unmarried.
SULTAN REBUKED GRAND VIZIER.
Minister Leishman Tells of His Troubles
with Turkish Officials.
Washington. May 9.— An Indication of the troubles
experienced by Mr. Leishman, United States
Minister to Turkey, In his dealings with that gov
ernment is given in the Turkish diplomatic cor
respondence made public at the State Depart
In a dispatch to the department Mr. Leishman
complained that the Grand Vizier, who had re
peatedly declined to see him, had countermanded
and annulled a number of matters on which tha
Minister of Foreign Affairs had acted favorably.
In order to exhaust every effort, Mr. Leishman
demanded an audience of the Sultan. Mr. Leish
man requested in his dispatch to Secret ary Hay
that, unless the audience was granted, and not only
the questions at issue, but the principles involved
in them, satisfactorily settled, he receive permis
sion to demand his passports. He said further
'•that it would be worse than useless and deroga
tory to the dignity of the United States Govern
ment to continue relations with the Sublime Porte,
if, after weeks, and even months, of hard and
patient work, business which has boen fully settled
with the Minister of Foreign Affairs is to be ren
dered unavailing by the Grand Vizier's conflicting
and countermanding orders."
Later Mi. Leishman reported that the Sultan
had expressed the wish that he overlook the dis
courtesy shown to him. on the ground that the
Grand Vizier was an old man and not feeling well.
Emphatic instructions were cent by the Sultan to
the Grand Vizier to receive Mr. Leishman at all
times in a manner "befitting the dignity of the
representative of a great power." when ilr. L4UUl
man consented to resume relations. «,„„„
Mr Leishman eubseyuently resumed relations
with the Porte and a diplomatic rupture was
TO COLLECT FRANCHISE TAX.
Cunneen Tells Authorities To Go Ahead—
Platt Wants Reargument of Gas Case.
Albany, liay 9.— Attorney General Cunneen ad
vises local authorities to push the. collection of the
special franchise tax under the recent decision of
the Court of Appeals sustaining the law. Mr.
Cunneen makes this statement In spite of the fact
that the Consolidated Gas Company, of New-York
City, through Boirdman, Platt & Soley. has noti
fied him of a motion for reargument of their case
under the law. The reargument, If made, is to be
before the Court of Appeals. "May IS, and will be
on the ground that the court haa overlooked cer
tain findings of fact and errors of fact alleged to
have been made In the Appellate Division's decision
on the case. The Attorney General said to-day
that these questions had all been considered in
the briefs of counsel, and that he believed the
motion would be denied.
The special franchise taxes due for the last three
years, since the passage of the law, amount to
$15.«2,854. including amounts In principal counties
as follows: Albany. $229.5*; Erie, J9*'.s*>J Monroe,
$343 893; Niagara $74,245; Oneida. $39,303; Onondaga,
&ONVT Render, $104,392: Westchester. *2.5a,%3;
greater New- York, by boroughs: Bronx, $<19,<lt>.
Brooklyn. $2,615,235; Manhattan. $11.400 .940; Queens,
$3^.543- Richmond. $109.&35. The smallest amount
due from any county is from Putnam County,
GROUT FEARS FOR EXTENSION,
Says Mr. Parsons's Plans Would Be Fatal
to Municipal Ownership.
Controller Grout said yesterday that in all the
plans of Mr. Parsons for traction Of the future
every one of the proposed subway extensions were
extensions to the lines of some existing corpora
tion, and that unless these corporations were ready
to run cars to the terminal of the subway exten
sion* ther<* would be no municipal ownership.
"You mean." the Controller was asked, 'that
rr.der Mr. Parsons's plans all the subways pro
jected would be useless without the co-operation of
the private corporations?"
"Yes." replied Mr. Grout, "all of the projected
extensions connect with private railway line?."
The Controller said he saw no way out of the
difficulty unless an independent system was laid
out to be competed for ty outside capital. There
should be an independent system that the city
could operate itself. Under the independent sys
i> :.. all th*- proposed extensions should connect
«• th the main system of the underground road,
and not terminate abruptly at certain points, leav-
I&C thoiie terminals at the mercy of the private
corporations which have connections at those
;.<>ints. The subway extensions would be useless if
the private lines decided to cease operating.
CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY.
The World Has Fireworks Display— l3B
Page in Special Number.
"The New-York World" issues to-day an edition
cf 136 pages, said to be the largest paper ever
printed, to mark Its twentieth anniversary under
Mr, Pulitzer's management. Besides a review of
the last, prophecies are published as to the next,
twenty years. Among the chief contributors are
ex-President Cleveland. Arthur James Balfour,
Prime Minister of England; Justices David J.
Brewer, of the United States Supreme Court; John
Jacob Astor. Sir Charles Dllke. M. P.; Cardinal
Gibbons, the Right Hon. W. E. H. Lecky. Bishop
Potter. Admiral Dewey. General Miles, Julia Ward
Howe, Alexander Graham Bell. St. Glair McKel
way General Charles H. Taylor, ex-President Kru
per Sir Robert Ball, Andrew Lang, members or
the United States Cabinet United States Senators
and experts .In many fields.
In celebration of the occasion, there was a dis
play of fireworks irom the dome of the World
iiuiiding last night. Long before the hour set
crowds gathered in City Hall Park. Park Row and
on the Brooklyn Bridge. At & o'clock, when the
display began, these places were packed with peo
ple. The dome was illuminated throughout by elec
tric lights and ilamii.j; colors.
The anniversary number of 'The World" shows
a large amount of labor. In a review of the ma
terial changes In "The World" under Mr. Pulitzer's
direction, some figures never before published are
given. The total Income of the paper when Jay
Gould sold it was *7.5"v a week, but in th* twenty
years of Mr. Pulitzer's direction the total income
has been tff!.<m.'JM 75. It Is said this edition of "The
World" will cost more than $00,000.
•STEAMSHIP KIOWA LAUNCHED.
Philadelphia. May ' 9.— The steamship Kiowa,
owned by the Clyde Steamship Company, was
launched to-day at the Cramps' shipyard. Tha
Kiowa "is 900 feet long and has a depth of 30 feet.
She is expected to maintain a speed of eleven
knots, and will ply between New-York and South
>>!.* I'l.OI'l.i; WITH AI'I'ETITES WASTED.
•.<-». -rjil ri'iuiuranm Unit <>r)«-r t«-ni|»iiii|f
Inurr* art' to-dny ;><! \ irtix-i! aiiioug (lie
i ittle A(i». of ilir I'ruyle."
jxEwrortK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. MAY 10. 1903.
BLEW IT '200 IN MOSQUE.
Dynamiter a suicide.
He Was a Member cf the "Mace
donian Knights of Death.''
Vienna, May 9— A mosque at Klnpriul, in
which two hundred Moslems had assembled,
was, according to a dispatch from Sofia, blown
up with dynamite on May 2. The worshippers
were buried In the ruins. The perpetrator of the
outrage, a man named Popow. committed sui
cide by shooting. A paper found in one of his
pockets described him as a member of the
"Macedonian Knights of Death."
Constantinople. May 9.— Thirteen Christians
were killed and nineteen wounded and three
Mussulmans were killed in the recent outbreak
at Monastlr. In an encounter between imperial
troops and a force of insurgents in Zapari, on
May ij, eleven Bulgarians were killed and sev
enty-four were made prisoners.
XO IDEA OF AGGRESSIOX.
Purpose of Austrian Warships at
Budapest. May 9.— ln the Hungarian Diet to
day Premier de Szell. replying to a Inter
pellation in regard to the presence of Austro-
Hungarian warships at Salonica, said that they
were there to protect the interests of Austro-
Hungarian subjects. There was no question of
a naval demonstration, seizure of custom
houses or occupation of territory, these steps
being excluded by the country's policy, which
was based on the maintenance of the Btatu quo.
Berlin, May 9.— The German Government re
gards the situation In the Balkans as grave,
but responsible officials say that if a collision
can be staved off through the summer more
sober counsels will prevail in the winter, when
military action is impossible. The powers have
made representations at Sofia, emphasizing the
impossibility of allowing Bulgaria to realize the
fundamental aim of its policy— the acquisition
of part of Macedonia.
In addition, the powers have made repre
sentation at Constantinople which have con
vinced Turkey of the hopelessness of deriving
any territorial or pecuniary advantage from at
TURKEY'S COURSE DEFENDED.
Chekib Bey's Statement Regarding Balkan
Washington. May 9.— Chekib Bey, the Turkish
Minister, said to-day in reference to present
troubles in the Balkan States:
The Austro-Hungarian newspapers and the news
emanating from Vienna tend, especiully since the
incident at Salonica, to attribute the situation in
Rumeifa to the powerieaaneaa of the imperial gov
ernment. The Sublime Porte never ceases to give
the best proofs of his good will to apply promptly
and completely the arranged measures, and the ma
terial results of success bear witness to these facts.
The recent entrance of Omer Ruchdi Pacha into
Jakova. where he was received with enthusiasm by
the -.itire population, which thus manifested its
fidelity, confirms the loyal intentions of the im
Or + he other liand, with regard to the incident
at Saionica, the imperial government has furnisned
perfect proof of its strength and activity by the
■vvibe und energetic measures adopted.
BULGARIA DENIES RESPONSIBILITY.
Salor.ica, May 9.— A dispatch received here from
Sofia pays that the Bulgarian Government has ad
dressed a note to St. Petersburg, Vienna and Paris
denying responsibility for the recent Macedonian
outrages, and laying the blame for them on the
ESCAPED CONVICT SUES JAILOR.
Sheriff Who Tried to Recapture a Fugitive
Has to Pay Him Damages.
[HY TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBUNB.]
Bangor, Me., May 9.— ln the Supreme Court at
Calais, Me., a Jury has awarded damages of $106 63
to an escaped convict in the convict's suit against
a Jailtr who. in trying to recapture him. shot him
in the shoulder.
On March 18. 1901, George Magoon. of Crawford,
Washington County, was arrested for killing a
moose in close time, and was fined $500, with the
alternative of serving four months in Machias Jail.
He chose the jail sentence. When he had eerved
about a month of his time, as he says, he took it
into his head to "go home." He was at work in the
Jail yard one day, chopping wood, aad finding that
the Jailer, Deputy Sheriff Fred P. Gllson, was
absent, he "lit out." A few weeks afterward Gll
son appeared at Magoon's house in Crawford and
called upon the latter to surrender and return
with him to Machias Jail. Magoon ran for the
woods. Gilson opened fire upon him with a revol
ver one of the bullets taking effect In the right
Ehoulder and making an ugly wound. Magoon es
caped to New-Brunswick, where he now is.
Recently he engaged a ttangoT lawyer to bring
suit auuiust the jailor to recover *5,1W0 damages
for the shooting. '1 he case was tried m the Wash
ington County Supreme Court, Chief Justice \V is
weli presiding. Giison declared that while he fired
five or six shots at Magoon. he had no intention
of hitting him. merely desiring to bring him to a
halt The plaintiff ciaimed that Gilson had no right
to n'r- at a fugitive at all. and quoted many au
thoritirs to that effect. Chief Justice %\ iawell said
that It was for the jury io decide whether or not
the laller had exceeded his authority in firing, and
the jury after brief consideration, brought In a
verdict 'of $106 66 for Magoon.
THE STURTEVANT MYSTERY.
The Murderer, Though Regarded a Novice,
Baffles the Detectives.
Medford, Mass., May y— Two clews, consid
ered by the police of considerable weight. In
connection with the Sturtevant murder, held
the attention of the officials to-<lay. One was
that the man who killed Miss Sturtevant did
not pass along Winthrop-st.. as has been held
previously, but that he crossed Winthrop-st.
and turned down North-st., and made his es
cape through Middlesex Fells Park reserva
tion, with little danger of being seen. The
other clew was not disclosed, but the police ad
mitted to-day, when these two clews were run
down, that the authorities would be at a stand
still unless something new developed.
The search for the bag taken by the mur
derer is continued. Almost every inch of terri
tory in the vicinity of the Sturtevant house
and for some distance in every direction, has
been scoured in vain. The conclusion has been
reached that the man, though considered a
novice in crime, because of his raady and in
discriminate use of his revolver, was sharp
enough to seize the importance of the satchel
as evidence against him, and took good pains
to destroy or hide it.
MAY ACQUIRE MEXICAN ROADS.
(BY TEL&G&&I'H TO THE TKIBCNB.]
Austin, T.X., May 9.— lt was stated here to-day
that B. F. Y oakum, of th© Frisco Railroad, is due
to arrive in Mexico about June 1, and that he will
make an inspection of the Mexican National ai j
the Mexican International railroads. It is said
that the Hock Island-Frisco interests are nego
tiating for the purchase of the two Mexican lines
from the Haxrimaii syndicate.
TRAIN KILLED STAGE DRIVER.
Ogdensburg, N\ V.. May 9.— Edward Spaulding,
a veteran Adirondack stage driver, died here to
day from shock following the amputation of both
liia legs. While waiting for passengers from a
New-York Central train, at DeKalb, a freight
train backed and ran over him. lie was sevvn'y
years old and was well known to frequenters of
WRECK ON SEABOARD AIR LINE.
Fernandina, Fla.. May 9— A Seaboard Air Lln«
train, leaving her* at 7 o'clock tbls morning, ran
into a washout at Cuslien Curve, two and & half
miles from this city. Five or six pasrernjers v.rre
slightly and three trainmen seriuusly hurt. A
heavy wind and rain Btorrr. prevailing for over
twenty-four hours wuk the causa of the accident.
MAX AXD HOUSE IX DITCH.
Latter Falls Into It. and Kicks
Workman. Probably Fatally.
Botallo Faraulo. of No. 2SI Atlantie-ave., Brook
lyn, while working in the subway of the New.
York and New-Jersey Telephone Company at Ber
gen-st. and Albuny-ave.. yesterday, had a terrible
experience that probably will result in his death.
A brewery wagon, driven by Henry Schulz. of No.
684 Gates-aye.. came around the corner suddenly
and before Schulz saw the open subway the oft
horse, a big. powerful animal, stepped into" U. Its
entire forward quarter sank into the hole. The
animal began to kick violently, striking the Italian.
who was practically caged, again and again with
its heavy hoofs. Farauio's frantic screams could
be heard for a block, and attracted a large crowd.
It was soon seen that the horse could not be ex
tricated without the aid of a derrick, and as the
accident was on the trolley line a hurry call was
sent for a wrecking car. Meantime an ambulance
from St. Mary's Hospital was sent for, but noth
ing could be done to rescue the imprisoned Italian
until the horse was released.
The horse got tired, and stopped struggling after
a while, but it had kicked the Italian into uncon
sciousness. It was an hour before the derrick
came. The horse was drawn out and found to
be practically uninjured. The Italian had a oioken
shoulder, and viral fractured ribs, his head was
a mass of cuts, hia body covered with bruises and
he had internal injuries. The doctors said he
probably would not recover.
"DRUGGIST PINT BILL" SIGNED.
The Governor Says It Will Not Promote
Evasion of Local Option Law.
Albany, May !♦.— Governor Odell explained his
reasons for signing the Green bill to-day. This
measure provides for a 10 cent stamp tax on
pint sales of liquor by druggists. In meeting
the argument that druggists might take ad
vantage of the new law to evade the local op
tion law In no license places, the Governor
If I thought there was danger that by indirection
it would interfere with the local option features of
the present law, and thereby authorize the sale or
liquor In quantities when the electors Intended
only to approve its sale upon physician's prescrip
tions, I should not hesitate to disapprove the bi.l.
and should await the action of another legislature
for provisions to make more certain the enforce
ment of these sections of the Liquor Tax law, for
which this bill provides.
However, the language of the existing statutes
in reference to local option is so plain, and the ad
vice which has been given to me upon this measure
is so positive, that It can only be operative where
the electors have voted to permit the sale of liquor
otherwise than on prescription, that I am con
strained to approve the bill. The provisions will
not in any way affect the expression of the electors
of the different towns of the State upon the several
questions as submitted to them under the local
option division of the Liquor Tax law.
HAMPDEN ACADEMY CENTENNIAL.
Will Be Celebrated June 12— Eminent Men
Expected To Be Present.
[BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBUNE. 1
Bangor, Me., May 9.— The centennial anniversary
of the founding of Hampden Academy will be cele
brated on Friday, June 12. with appropriate cere
monies, in which it is expected Governor Hill and
other distinguished men will Join. Exercises will
be held at 2 o'clock In the afternoon on the campus.
An oration will be delivered by Lueillus A. Emery,
associate Justice of -»« Maine Supreme Court. A
history of the academy will be read by Chaplain
David Tribou. U. S. N. Speeches will also be
made by W. W. Stetson. State Superintendent of
Schools: George M. Smith, of Presque Isle: Henry
Lord, of Bangor, and Governor Hill. An alumni
association will be formed. At night a banquet
wiil be held In one of the town halls, at which a
poem will be read by the Rev. Mr. Lockhart. of
Hampden. About one thousand invitations have
Hampden Academy was instituted March 1, ISO 3,
and was opened on June 12 of that year. The first
building:, a small wooden structure, was burned in
IR4O when the present substantial brick building
was erected. Many men who afterward became
prominent in the affairs of Maine and other States
studied at Hampden Academy, and of these many
are expected to return to the little river town to
he!p celebrate the centennial anniversary.
WOULD EXPECT THREE CENT FARE.
President Orr Expl ains Misunderstanding
Over Moving Platform Offer.
President Orr of the Rapid Transit Commission
said yesterday that he had been misunderstood at
the meeting of the commis3ion on Thursday with
reference to a five cent fare on the proposed mov
ing- platforms, which a syndicate headed by
Schmidt & Gallatin has olfered to put on the
Williamsburg Bridge, with an extension of the
carriers so as to connect the bridges and reach
the financial district.
"The question of a change of route so as to in
clude Nassau-st. and alo for extending the line
to South Ferry has been under discussion." said
Mr Orr. "If the change of route and proposed
extension ara adopted the increased cost of con-
Btruct?->n may make it advisable to Increase the
fares. It Is not expected, however, that single
fares will exceed three cents; in which event the
privilege will be given to purchase two fares for
SCOTJT SUICIDE OR FOUL PLAY.
Friends of Mr. Dennison Think Death of
Friend Unbalanced His Mind.
At the branch house. No. 21 Cliff -si., of the metal
manufacturing firm of Sidney Shepard & Co., of
Buffalo, yesterday, the theory of suicide in the case
of one of the members of the firm, Charles G. Den
nison, whose body was found In the gorge of
Niagara Falls on Friday, and who disappeared
mysteriously on March 18 after attending a meeting
of his firm, was scouted. Neither do his friends be
lieve there was foul play. It was thought that
possibly he had walked off a bridge while out of his
mind. It was thouKht that tne death of J. G.
Forsyth. which was a great blow to Mr. Dennison.
and the weight of business responsibility affected
his mind. Mr. Forsyth had preceded Mr. Dennison
In the firm, had given to him charge of the Western
branches and later took him into the firm.
CASTRO CONCILIATES ENEMIES.
Forms New Cabinet, in Which Are Men
According to private advices received yesterday
from Caracas, President Ciprlano Castro of Venez
uela, has decided on a conciliatory policy toward
his enemies with the hope of bringing peace to
the country which has now been In a state of re
bellion for over a year and a half.
To this end he has appointed an entirely new
Cabinet, In which are men who have heretofore
been unfriendly to the present government. The
new official family of President Castro is as fol
lows: Minister of Foreign Affairs. Dr. Alejandro
Urbaneja; Minister of Interior. Dr. Lucio BaUlo;
Minister of Finance, Dr. Jose C. de Castro; Min
ister of War and Marine. General J. M. Garcia
Gomez; Minister of Agriculture, General Jos4 T.
Arria; Minister of Public Works, General C. Cas
tillo Chapellin; Minister of Public Instruction. Dr.
Dr. Urbaneja was the attorney of the Asphalt
Trust In its controversy before the Venezuelan
courts with the Wainer-Quinlan Asphalt Com
pany over an aaphalt concession. Only a year ago
he was the agent in Curacao of the revolution
against President Castro.
Dr. Urbaneja la a close friend of General Jose
M Hernandez, "'EI Mocho." who became recon
ciled to the President. General Hernandez had an
offer of a high government office, but declined in
favor of Dr. Urbaneja. Dr. Blanco is regarded by
many as one of Venezuela's ablest public men. He
was formerly Minister of Foreign Affairs In the
Cabinet of President Castro, but resigned because
of some disagreement with bis chief.
The Venezuelan Government has appointed Dr.
Jose J Paul as commissioner to adjust the clalma
of the United States .igainst Venezuela. Dr Paul
is a well known lawyer In Venezuela and lived for
several years in this city. His father was at one
time Venezuelan Minister at Washington.
LAND SET ASiDE FOR IRRIGATION.
Washington. May 9.— The Commissioner of the
General Land Office to-day temporarily withdrew
from entry 460,000 acres of public land In the iilack
ioot dial net In Maiio for lrrlsmtlon purposes.
DON'T TEIX YOUR WIFE
what you irr In the narrow column* of Ths
Sunday Tribune. She may look ami find
•unidliliiK that is needed, and. of coarse,
you'll nave to boy. it. : ■ '«
Hoys' and Youths' Straw Hats.
27ie nt-u>«f shapes, correct styles, all the different
braids -in the wide range of choice 'which the variety at the
Children r s Store makes possible and adds nothing to the cost
"Middy " of rough and ready braid, $1.85.
Sailors, with wide brims, of Milan. $1.65 to $5.50.
Turbans for " Baby Boys," of fine Milan, trimmed
with silk pompon", $/.*5 to $3.75.
Sailors, wide brim, rough or lino straw, embroider
ed bands or long streamers, trimmed, white, nary,
red or black, (Special Values); *z.oo.
Youths' Yacht Shapes, ot medium rough braid,
$1.50 & $1.90. Also same shape in sennet or
split braid, $1.50 & $2.50.
Sailor Hats of duck, crash and linen, 50c, $1.00
Tata o'Shantera of duck, crash, and linen, s or. &
Yacht Caps of duck with glazed visor, 690. & $1.35,
Golf Caps ot crash, duck and linen, 4SC. «£ 75c.
Naval Reserve Duck and Crash Hats, 50c.
Fisherman Hats for the little fellows, of dock and pique, 500.
60-62 West 23d Street.
INK wii! GET
on your fingers
Scrubbing them w'th soap and water fails to remove the sums.
H. HIM I INS EUREKA INK ERUOICATOR,
WILL REMOVE THE STAINS INSTANTANEOUSLY
It is used by every bookkeeper in the various depart
ments of the United States Government for correcting
errors on books in place of the old style steel eraser,
removes ink from paper without injury or showing
the slightest trace o! its use.
It not only REMOVES INK
but all other kinds of stains,
FROM CLOTHING, CARPETS OR ANY FABRIC
Without injuring the material In the slightest degre«.
CAUTION— FOR THE OTBtTOIH
SEE THAI I
THE LETTERS i
ARt BEf ORE
WILL LOW MEMBER AGAIX.
WithdraiLts Resignation Handed in
After Whistler Painting Incident.
Th© withdrawal of three Whistler pamtfns*
owned by Charles L. Freear. of Detroit, from thd
recent exhibition of the Society of American Art
ists, and the tendering of "Will H. Lew's resigna
tion, consequent en his dissatisfaction with th©
posi'tlona accorded th© pictures obtained on his
solicitation, have been temporarily revived by a
letter, dated London. April 7, to Mr. Low from
Mr. Whistler, and now made public In a New- York
morning newspaper by Mr. Whistler himself.
Therein Mr. Whistler publishes his reply to a
letter from Mr. Low concerning the withdrawal of
th© Whistler pictures. The reply is couched in th©
true Whistler vein, but apparently adds little of
Importance to the literature on the subject. Not
withstanding the publication of the letter, the whol*
Incident appears to be considered closed by th«
society. To a Tribune reporter Kenyon Cox, th«
secretary of the society, stated yesterday that Mr.
Low had withdrawn his resignation, and that tha
whole subject was as if it had never occurred.
"We much regret." said he, "if any apparent
discourtesy, than which nothing was further from
our intentions, has betn shown either to Mr.
Freear or Mr. Whistler. We fully recognize Mr.
Freear's kind offices, and always try to show ou»
respect for Mr. Whistler's work. After mutual ex
planations between Mr. Low and the board of
control. Mr. Low has withdrawn his resignation
and is in full standing as a member of the so
CAUGHT BY STOLEN THEATRE TICKETS
Detective Had a Tip and Arrested Young
Men Before Performance.
Through the medium of theatr© tickets the polic*
of the West One-hundred-and-tv-renty-afth-st. sta
tion arrested two young men yesterday afternoon.
Thoy were locked up for being concerned in th©
burg' try of the apartment of Mrs. Bradley, at No.
2.64i3 Elghth-ave. »
While Mrs. Bradley and the other members of
her family were out yesterday forenoon, som©
one got into the apartments and ransacked them.
The burglars secured Jewelry, silverware and other
loot worth about two hundred dollars. They also
took with them five tickets for the matinee per
formance at the New Star Theatre at One-hundred
and seventh-st. and Lexington-ave. Captain Mar
tens, of the West One-hundred-and-twenty-tlfin-st.
station, assigned Detective Meyer to the theatre.
Meyer secured a seat in the same row with the
stolen tickets. Just before the p.-rforirance started
two young men took seats beside the detective.
Meyer arrested them. At the station they de
scribed themselves as Frederick Lowe, sixteen
years old, of No. 2.100 Eighth-aye.. and John Mc-
Mahon, eighteen years old. ot No. 2.1H Ela-hth-ave.
They denied that they had b-en connected with tha
burglary in any way, but were held.
RODIN'S WORK ON EXHIBITION.
The collection of statuary and paintings which is
being shown at the National Arts Club until May
16 represents the objects gathered by Miss Loie
Fuller in her stay in Paris. There are paintings
by Roehegrosse, Louis Kronberg, Levy Dhurmer
and others, but the largest part of the collection
is statuary. Miss Fuller has a great admiration
for Rodin and has more pieces by him In plaster
and bronze than have ever been shown at one time
in this country. A piece of lustre pottery by Clem
ent Massler represents Loie Fuller In the dance.
Other objects are pieces of glass by Kmil Gaile. *
fan painted by Benjamin Constant and a cas© of
medals by Pierre Roche.
GIVES DIFFERENT NAME IN COURT.
Miss Mamie Doy'.e. of No. fll Wost Thirty-eighth
st., and Miss Fannie Wilson, of the same address,
were prisoners before Magistrate Mayer in the
Jefferson Market court yesterday, charg. d with
highway robbery. The complainant was Frederick
\V. Dowr.es. l>ownes said he was a speculator at
No 25 Broadway. An account of the robbery was
Bhrea in yesterday 1 * Tribun> .
In court thn complainant said his right namo w.i«
W. G. Newman, a speculator, of No. 25 Broadway.
No examination waa b«W tn the case, the two
women teiiiK h>ld in $1,000 ball each fur eiamina
TAMPER WITH TRACKS IN AUSTRALIA.
Melbourne. May 9.— Striker* and their sympa
thizers have tampered with the railroad lines.
causing the derailing of engines. A strong force of
police is held In readiness for trouble. The street
car service has been greatly augmented. A splen
did reception was given to Premier Irvine at. the
Mayor's luncheon to-day. Mr. Irvine said the
government had left nothing undone to avert a
calamity, and. come what might, the community
would never allow the control of it- property to
4>ass into the hands of a section of the peopl*.
Accept no othar. Insist on the *ermln«. At
all stationers. 2Zc., 50c. a box, or it will b«
mailed to any address on receipt of price.
H. H. Collins Ink Eradicator Co.,
Anthony Are. and lSlst *t., X. T.
Offers a beast if I scheme for the Bed
room, where lightness and grsca of de
sign are desired. We lave adapted
Some simple Colonial features m this
conception, that take form m lav post
Beds — the useful Chest of Drawers —
the Toilet Tab!: of ample size, with
Desks, Tables and Chairs, that form a
unit for good taste and simple purpose,
3 4 T & Street. "West, Nos. 155-157.
" Misste from Bto*4wi? "
Your Valuable Furs
should be placed la
COLD STORAGE at once
to protect them from MOTH*
TUB LIJICOL.X SAFE DEPOSIT CO.
has an entire absolutely fireproof building devote.]
to the Cold Storage cf furs and woollen fabrl&t,
where safety Is guaranteed.
Experienced farriers In charts.
Send for estlznat* and pamphlet.
The Lincoln Safe Deposit Co.,
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Our summer knit c»ui» >-%■**-% rjr w->ra«s)
aci children are limply unrc 1 - . - eU»wh*r».
WOULD BE ARBITRARY ASSESSMENT.
Mayor low Sends Veto of Atlantic Avenue
Improvement Bill to Albany.
Major Low yesterday had forwarded to Albany
his veto of the bill providing tor th« regulating an 1
Improvement of Atlantic-aye.. in Brooklyn; th» re
moval of the tracks of the Long Island RatlroaA
from the surface and chancing the end* of tat
railroad. The Mayor holds that th* bill undertake*
to Impose an arbitrary assessment of 25 per cent of
the cost on the railroad and m. further 25 per cent
on the property owners within a restricted ares,
and that he is advised tnat there Is good reason
to doubt the validity of such assessment. Ta« ac
ceptance of mo bill might result tn the work b*lnf
done at the public expanse. The Mayor say* It is
within th« power of the local authorities to per*
feet the Improvement without legislative interfer
ence by co-operation on the part of PresM<jnt
Swanstrom. the Atlantic Avenue Improvement
Commission and the officials of the hong Iftlan*
KILLED BY HIS OWN ENGINE.
Thomas Tyrrell, a freight engineer on the Staiea
Island Rapid Transit Railroad, was killed by hi*
own engine yesterday at King's plaster mill. !»#■*•
Brighton. Staten Island. Th© »n*!rc was on a
slight Incline and It is supposed that Tyrrell got
under It to do some repairing or cleaning and th»l
the engine started. Hi* body »a* horribly Ban*
gl.-.l Tyrrell was the oldest freight engines* an