V" LXIII-— N°" 20.632.
OLD BASIS A SURETY.
MEXICO'S STEP AHEAD.
Success of Secretary Limantoufs
Visit to This City.
Jose T. Llmantour. Minister of Finance of
Jlexlco. accompanied by Mrs. Limantour and
tim children, sailed yesterday on the Kron
prinz Wllhelxn for a stay of several months in
Pari«. where a daughter Is in school. Mr. Li
mantour has been In New-York for about two
we?ks on a mission connected with the efforts
Mexico t« making to establish her currency sys
tan on the single gold basis. To accomplish this
object it will be necessary for Mexico to be
come popsepsed of a considerable gold reserve
for redemption purposes, for the actual clrculat-
J:1 £ llum will still be silver coins, minted,
however. In limited Quantities ar.d redeemable
Mr. Limantour has been conducting negotia
tions looking to the acquirement of that re
serve through a loan. Before sailing yesterday
fee expressed himself as highly pleased with his
visit here, not only, as he said, because he re
ceived the hearty welcome of his American
friend?, but especially on account of the feeling
of confidence manifested by the business com
munity toward Mexico, its government, its re
pources and its future. He declared that he
appreciated more than ever before the great
importance of placing Mexico on a sound money
basis, and s* giving foreign capital Invested in
Mexico the full benefit of a currency with a fixed
pold value guaranteed by the Mexican Govern
The facilities, he said, which bankers nere
hay* offered to him for placing a large loan as
toon as Mexico is ready to make the change
have already added materially to the commer
cial credit of the country and assured the suc
cess of the financial evolution in contemplation.
How large the loan would be Mr. Llmantour
t-aid could not be decided until the details of
the scheme had been more completely worked
out. On Mr. Limantour's return in September
JT If *>xpect?d that the plan will have been per
fected and the monetary change will take place.
f. charge which he and his associates firmly be
lieve will place Mexico in the line with other na
tion* where sound money stable conditions
result in high credit and marked prosperity.
Mexico has made wonderful advances in the last
f.v years, even with the handicap of a fiuctuat
ing currency. Under the new conditions her
leading citizens look for new life, new capital
end new energies in Mexican enterprises.
Hi Llmantour will be followed abroad in a
tvr-ek hy the commissioners named by this coun
try and by Mexico to take up negotiations with
the European governments having possessions
In the Far East to bring about a similar refor
mation of the currencies in such colonies. Near-
U- -vwhere throughout that section of the
worM a fluctuating silver currency is doing
cxea* damage to international trade, and now
..pan has adopted the gold standard the
Vnited States followed suit in the Philip
pines and Mexico is about to make a similar
terse it is believed the time is npe for the
r*t»m colonies, the silver using South Ameri
ggfaSSsnS»i China to fall into line and
adopt a universal system based on gold.
CANT RUN WITH SALOONS.
ividUzcncc Office Men Give Up
MERRIMAN OPPOSES COMBIXAWOX
As a result of the abuses in the conduct of.
Pome of the intelligence offices of this city.
-which have been fully described in The Tribune,
James D. Merriman. deputy chief of the Bureau
of Licenses, announced his intention of refusing
to issue any licenses to offices which are run in
connection with saloons. A strenuous appea
as made by the proprietors and their political
friends to change this decision. This not meet-
Ing a favorable reply, a number of intelligence
office proprietors have decided to throw up their
liquor licenses. That they rrefer to give up
thSr liquor licenses, costing $1,200 each, rather
than the intelligence office licenses, for which
thrypay only $5. is adequate testimony as to
the profit in this business.
Before deciding on his step. Mr. Merrlman
made a personal investigation of several places
in which the combination of a saloon and In
t"n ence office existed. Here is his own ac
vount of his experiences:
Accoau.amca » » t «f «£j 1% Sao."
by one window^ In the dingy room^ a «w tables.
le«turA was a bar In tie corners playing ca rds.
fc t which groups of »«» * er £_ 6 e l l l3^ Presently
J watched the P^^^/^ney 111 followed him
» :ome obviously undesirable.
BOTH WITHOUT ETHER.
'Amputations on Man's Leg for Blood
Henry Nichols, a Sfeß known member of the
§ mmt j Chy Club, was taken to Christ Hospital
on Sunday suffering from blood poisoning, the
result of an injury to his right leg. On Mon
day he was informed that the leg must be
The uutgtt— found that the action of Mr.
Nichols's heart would not warrant the use of
anesthetics, and he was obliired to submit to
the operation without them. After the leg had
been amputated below the knte it was found
that gangrene extended above the knee and
that a second operation would be nec ,f ssar >?
The lep was ih«n amputated at the thigh, air.
Nichols bore both operations with fortitude
chatting pleasantly with the surgeons. He was
doing well yesterday.
POLAND SPRING HOUSE. POLAND SPKIN'/-
PlaY N. V.-Advt.
000390 CAR BEBVICE
•r th* Pennsylvania Kai!rq*ui Is the best that art
ate ekin can B«PPIy. or nior^y procure,-A<2vt.
r..r. w,< h B^aJJf%a J-i tMerrwfr . NEW-YORK, WEDNESDAY. MAY 13. 1903. -SIXTEEN PAGES.-^Th.'M^w
LEADERS IN THE BUILDING TRADES ASSOCIATION WHICH IS ORGANIZING EMPLOYERS TO RESIST DE
MANDS OF THE UNIONS.
0) Stephen M. Wrtrht (photograph by Pach Bros.). «) H. W. Miller. (S) Leonard K. Prmoe. » W. A. Concver, rrsslflerrt: <5> Charles L. EMlltz. (■ Vlncen? C King. (T> 9. S. Tuttle.
BOYS CAUSE CAR WRECK
MAXY HURT IN COLLISION.
Police Think Lads Threw Snitch in
Three -women were injured in a collision be
tween Seoond-ave. surface cars last evening.
Many other persons were more or less severely
injured in the crash. One of the cars was nearly
demolished in the collision.
Those who are known to be injured are:
Cleveland, Miss Mabel, twenty-six years old,
of No. 321 First-aye., Manhattan.
Crawley. Mrs. Margaret, forty-six years old,
of No. 329 East Twenty-first-st., Manhattan.
Walters, Miss Gertrude, twenty-six years old,
of No. 142 Albany-aye.. Brooklyn.
About 9 o'clock last evening a northbound
car on the Second-aye. line ran into a south
bound car at Second-aye and One-hundred-and-
Eixtecnth-st. The switch which turns the north
bound cars west across One-hundred-and-six
teenth-st. had been set without the knowledge
of the motorman of the northbound car, with the
result that the two cars came together directly
at the switch. The southbound car was par
tially wrecked, and the northbound car suffered
slightly. About ten or twelve passengers on
the southbound car -were injured, several being
thrown from their seats into the street.
The police of the West One-hundred-and
fourth-st. station say that mischievous boys
were responsible for the collision. The lever
•which operates the switch at this point hangs
In a wire pocket attached to one of the steel
uprights of the elevated structure. In the
event of a motorman wishing to turn his car
west across One-hundred-and-slxteenth-st., he
has only to take the lever from the pocket, set
the switch, and then replace the lever.
When Anderson, the motorman, who was in
charge of the northbound car, started his car
rapidly across One-hundred-and-sixteenth-st.,
last night, a southbound car also left the north
crossing. The northbound car responded to the
demand of the 6witeh, and in an Instant the
two big cars crashed together. The southbotied
car, in charge of Thomas Malone. motorman,
was almost upset by the force of the collision.
The other car lost part of the dashboard on the
Immediately after the crash the lights in the
southbound car were extinguished. It was of the
open type, and near the rear of the car a group
of young women were seated. They were thrown
violently from the car. Drs. Donovan and
Kauskopf responded to hurry calls, and after ex
amining half a dozen victims of the accident
they took Mrs. Crawley and the Misses Walters
and Cleveland to the hospital. Miss Walters
suffered from a dislocated right shoulder, bruises
about the body and numerous painful abrasions.
Mrs. Crawley was found to have a sprained
ankle, and Miss Cleveland had a number of
bruises and contusions about the head and
body. Miss Cleveland did not remain at the hos-
The collision caused a large crowd to gather.
The reserves of the East One-hundred-an I
fourth-st station were hurried to the scene. The
wrecking crew for the Second-aye. line replaced
the southbound car on the track, and, despite
the ruined running gear on the east side of the
car took the car slowly to the barns, at Ninety
slxth-st. No arrests have as yet been made, but
the police are looking for the Juvenile suspects.
WOVEN PART THEIR DOGS.
One Owner Badly Bitten — Crowd
See Fight Near Broadway.
Two dogs that were held In leash by two fash
ionably dressed women fought late yesterday
afternoon In West Twenty-third-st.. near Broad
way. One of the women. Mrs. Eleanor Sed
ley, of No. 127 East Thirty-first-st., had her
right hand badly bitten In her effort to separate
She had Just come out of a store when her
bulldog. Nero, was attacked by a fox terrier,
held in leash by a young woman. The terrier
broke away, and the two dogs seized each other.
Neither displayed any reluctance to fight. Sev
eral men. attracted by Mrs. Bedley'a cries, tried
to separate the canines. The bulldog was ap
parently choked into submission, after much
effort, but renewed the fight a moment later.
This time he was seized by the left leg by the
terrier. Mrs. Sedley picked up her dog and the
terrier clung to him. He refused to relax his
grip. Her own dog then seized her right hand
and bit it in several places, tearing off the
Mrs. Sedley swooned just as Patrolman Cra
ven, of the Thlrtieth-st. station, appeared, and
clubbed the dogs into submission. When Mrs.
Sedley revived he advised her to go to the New-
York Hospital. She refused, and, had the wound
cauterized by her own physician.
At her home last night it was said that stie
did not anticipate that the wound would prove
dangerous, as her dog was a perfectly hea!th>
animal. She could not understand why he had
bitten her. as he was the pet of the family.
The other youn woman picked up her ter
rier which was badly hurt, and carried him
away, disregarding the blood l with which her
Eilk v.aist was being saturated. She refused to
give her name to the police.
CLEVELAND WONT TALK ABOUT IT.
Middle Bass Island. Ohio. May 12.-Ex-Presi
dent Cleveland and Captain B. P. Lamberton.
U S. N".. who recently arrived here to fish, have
been jcinM by several other well known men.
Among those now in the party are ex-Governor
Charles Fost-r John Url Lloyd, of Cincinnati;
TG Mitchell of Toledo; fx-Attorney General
HaSroi ofancinnatl; Le Roy « of Cm
ne«%pa£r men that he was here to fish and not
to tall: politics. . .
-AdvU _ : ■■ ■:■■ ; ■• ' . •— T . >■
ITALIANS THREATEN VIOLENCE
BUT ARMED POLICE WILL BE MASSED TO PROTECT
Man Meeting of Employers Called for Friday— They Desire to Face
Labor Unions with a Compact Orgunization.
INVITATIONS TO B,ooo*
A Hundred Thousand Men Thrown
Out of Employment.
The demoralization of building operations in
this city on account of the strike had become so
serious yesterday that the directors of the Build-
Ing Trades Association sent out a call for a
big meeting of employers to be held on Friday
evening at the rooms of the association In the
Townsend Building, Broadway and Twenty
fifth-st. The declared object of the meeting is
to devise some remedy for the strike conditions.
A complete organization of the employers in
the building trades to resist demands of the
unions is expected to be the result of the meet-
From the rooms of the association last even
ing were sent out about three thousand invita
tions to the meeting on Friday evening. The
invitation was signed by Warren A. Conover,
president, and William X- Fertig, secretary and
treasurer of the association, and was as follows:
The time has arrived when employers of labor
in the building trades are facing a serious situa
tion and a meeting will be held on Friday May
15 at 8 p. m, at the Building Trades Association,
No 1 123 Broadway, for the purpose of determin
ing what steps shall be taken to remedy the ex
isting intolerable conditions. You are earnestly
requested to be present.
Charles L. Eidlitz and Leonard K. Prince,
first and second vice-presidents of the associa
tion, attended the meeting of the directors at
2;30 p. m. yesterday, when th* decision was
made to call the meeting. Other directors of
fhe association are Stephen M. Wright, Ronald
Taylor. Alphonso E. Pelham, Frank Kessing,
George S. Holmes, James Curran, Vincent C.
King, John Little. Francis E. Howland, Hugh
Getty. F. B. Tuttle, Henry W. Miller and Will
iam T. Ritch. They all agreed that the tie up
of building operations in the city would be com
plete in a few days if the strike continued- It
was high time, they said, that the employers in
the building trades had a compact organizatioA
to deal with the demands of the unions of em
It i 3 not expected that three thousand em
ployers of labor in building operations will re
spond in person to the invitation. The rooms of
the association where the meeting is to be held
•will hold only about four hundred men at one
time. It is expected, however, that there will
be a representative gathering of the employers
and that plans will be formed for an organiza
tion of all the employers in building operations
In the city. The men who were responsible for
calling the meeting said yesterday that they
could not tell what the plans of the meeting
would be, but one of the rtrst steps in the way
of coping with the strike situation would be the
formation of a powerful organization of the em
Ihe Iron League, which Is composed of most
of the employers of ironworkars in the city, and
delegates from the Architectural Iron Manufact
urers' Association, and the Wire Manufacturers'
Association, held a meeting yesterday afternoon
In Parlor DR, of the Fifth Avenue Hotel, to dis
cuss the strike of the architectural ironworkers
for Increased pay. It was said that about five
thousand of the Ironworkers employed in shops
had joined in the strike. J. M. Cornell presided
at the meeting, which was behind closed doors.
C. M. Cheney, who was secretary of the meet
"A strike committee was formed, and resolu
tions were passed for unanimous resistance to
the strike of the ironworkers."
J Sherlock Davis, who is a member of the
labor committee of the Lumber Trade Associa
tion, said yesterday that in a few days there
would be a compact organization of employers
to oppose the demands of the unions. He added:
We are ail tired of the persistent spirit of the
unions in isnorin* agreements It is better not to
do anything for a time and then be sure of our
way than to KO along under the uncertainties of
ta&r unVon c?Mracta? .There Is nothing to arbi
trate In this whole flKht. It is simply a question
whether we shall wants* our own business i or^tv-m
It over to the unions, and most of us had rather
quit business permanently than to yield to union
It was estimated yesterday that the shutdown
in the yards of the Lumber and Building Ma
terial Dealers' associations, the strike of the
t?amsters and the strike of the Ironworkers had
thrown at least one hundred thousand men out
of employment temporarily, because of the stop
page of building operations. As materials were
used up in buildings in process of construction
the work had to stop, although masons, outside
ironworkers, carpenters and painters were will
ing to work, because no more materials could
be obtained at the buildings. Several large
builders said their work was at a standstill.
One of the large dealers In building materials
said: i ■ ~.»
"We have corralled all the brick, sand and
lime, and the lumber men have control of the
lath industry. No structural steel is being sup
POLAND SPRING HOVSK. POLAND^PRTNO.
w^er°£fo.. OP- &f*S?»J£Z .flic. 3 Park
Place.'- N. V.— Advt. < *
THIS 18 THE FASTEST TRAIN
for the distance the world has ever seen. Sa ves a
day between the East ">d ihej\ at The i\e»
york Central's 20th Century Ltmlted.-Aavt. :
STRIKERS USE FISTS.
But They Take to Their Heck When
the Police Appear.
In anticipation of possible rioting along the
line of the subway this morning, extensive prep
arations for the preservation of the peace were
ma.de by the police yesterday. The ultimatum
of the subway contractors is that the 4,000 la
borers on strike must return to work this morn
ing or their places will be filled by other men.
General Greene had a conference at Police
Headquarters yesterday afternoon with John B.
McDonald, the chief contractor for the subway.
Later General Greene said:
"If there Is any trouble at any part of the
subway, the police will be ready to stop it. We
have nothing to do with the strike except to
see that the peace is preserved. Any disturbers
of the peace will find the police able to cope with
That was all General Greene would say on
the subject, but it was understood that orders
had gone out to hold all police reserves on
duty this morning until further orders. There
were orders, too. it was said, to call reserves
from some East Side and Brooklyn precincts
to the West Side of Manhattan if the situation
In the morning looked threatening. There will
be about as many policemen as strikers along
the line of the subway if the strikers try to
create disorder or attempt rioting. The police
will be ready with night sticks and revolvers
to deal with any rioters.
Late yesterday afternoon leaders of the Ital
ian strikers seemed to be trying to have the
men return to work in the subway. At a late
hour last night, however, the men had not met
to decide to return to work, and some of them
declared that there would be bloodshed If their
places were filled by Imported laborers this
Several of the sub-contractors have been
making arrangements with labor agencies in
Connecticut and New-Jersey to get men for
work In the subway this morning. At some
parts of the subway it will be the rule to give
work to the men who first apply for It. If many
of the strikers try to resume work later they
may have conflicts with the new men.
Late yesterday afternoon Herman Robinson
announced that representatives of the Rockmen's
and Excavators' unions and a committee of the
Central Federated Union, of which Mr. Robin
son is a member, had met at Xo. 85 East
Fourth-st. Mr. Robinson said that the com
mittee urged the leaders to reconsider their de
termination to keep up the etrike, and urged
them to order the men to return to work pend
MAY MEET THIS MORNING.
Mr. Robinson said that after the situation had
been explained fully to the leaders of the strikers
they announced that they would hold meetings
all over the city last evening and this morning
and order the nun to return to work. The lead
ers promised the committee that all the strikers
would be back In their places in the subway by
The agreement was reached. Mr. Robinson
said, on the point that the men would work
while their grievances were being arbitrated.
Air. Robinson said that the leaders seemed to
be impressed when the seriousness of the situa
tion was pointed out to them, and it was not
long before they gave their assurances to the
committee that the strike would be practically
over by noon to-day.
The Rockmen's and Excavators' unions failed
to have an expected meeting last evening at No.
2.2129 First-aye. It was said there that at an
afternoon meeting It had been agreed to hold a
meeting at 7 a. m. to-day. At the meeting
early this morning it was declared the men
would reach a final decision to go hack to work
In the subway or to keep up the strike.
THREATS BY STRIKERS.
Some Italian members of the unions were
about the hall in the evening, talking of the
strike. When informed that other men might
be taken in to fill their places, they said with
out any hesitation:
••If other men are put on in our places, then
there will be bloodshed."
The men said they would not see others take
their jobs and look on. but would prevent It if
possible, as they felt entitled to warn men
from working for starvation wages and keeping
other men from earning a decent living. They
said they hoped Mr. M< Donald would not at
tempt taking on new men.
Captain Smith, of the East One-hundred-and
fourth-st. station, went to the hall before 8
o'clock last evening with a sergeant, a rounds
man and twenty patrolmen, but on learning that
there was no meeting he and his men left the
Several hundred Italiai.s who had been em
ployed In the subway went before United
States Commissioner Shields yesterday and paid
GT> cent! each for the privilege of taking oath,
renouncing allegiance to the King of Italy and
derlarinK their Intention to become American
citizen". Few of them could sj-eak nn\ hinglish
William Bradley, contractor for a section of
the subway In Broadway north of Bmtttjr-fltxtlt
st. had about four hundred men at work yes
« ..imiiued on aiiterath i>;ik«-
WHEN GOING TO .ST. LOUIS
The Pennsylvania Railroad offer* several fast
trains of superior equipment. learing. at conven
ient hours and : connecting tor \\ eatern polnti.—
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HOYT NECKLACE FOUND.
BY YOUNG SALESWOMAN.
Girl Receives $100; Father to Sue
for $400 More.
The $25,000 pearl necklace lost by Mrs. Col
gate Hoyt, wife of the banker, of No. 25 Park
ave., on April 2. was found by Miss Harriet
Schade. She returned the gems on Monday to
Mr. Hoyt. who handed her $100.
Miss Srnade lives with her parents at No. 220
East Thirty-ninth-st. Her father says $500 re
ward was offered for the return of the gen.3.
He declared last night that he had written to
ask Mr. Hoyt for the rest of the reward, which,
if he did not receive, he would sue for. The girl
has been chosen belle of all the balls she has
recently attended by reason of the magnificent
gems she wore, though she is very pretty.
Mrs. Hoyt was in the shopping district the
day she lost the pearls. She also passed through
Fifth and Madison ayes. between Twenty-eighth
and Thirty-fourth sts. on that day, and was not
certain where she lost them. She thought for a
time that a woman in a Gainsborough hat who
had seemed to her to look at her in a peculiar
manner had the gems, and after she lost them
she went about the avenue looking for the
woman In that kind of hat. but could not find
her. The loss of the gems made Mrs. Hoyt 111.
and a reward of $500 was offered for them- This
reward was made $5,000 for two or three days
and then reduced again.
Miss Schade is an attractive girl of seventeen
years. She is employed as a saleswoman In a
department store 'n the neighborhood of
Twenty-third-st. The young weman goes out
for luncheon dally and it was about three days
after Mrs. Hoyt lost the gems that Miss Scbade
while walking through Twenty-thlrd-at., on her
way to luncheon, found them. That $"."), fIOO
worth of pearls should lie In the street for any
length of time was the last thing Miss Schade
thought of and she believed the gemj imitation
when she picked them up. They were in the
gutter and partly covered by dirt, but she saw
tHem shining and pulled out the long string of
Miss Sohade showed the gems all over the
store that day, and delighted her girl compan
ions by letting them hang the pearls about their
neck* On taking them home, the family thought
them hardly genuine, but watched the papers.
They did not notice any reward offered for
pearls, and Miss Schade took them tr> Charles
Hoeninger. a jeweller, of No. 529 Third-aye. He
at once told her the gems were very valuable
and all genuine. He said there would surely
be an advertisement In the papers for them.
The girl took the gems home with her, and
for days picked them out of her dressing case
to admire them. She had her picture taken
with the stones about her neck and she wore
them to several parties and receptions she at
tended There the girl was the centre of ob
servation on account of the pearls.
Hoeninger saw the advertisement in the paper
and informed Miss Schade, who went with her
mother to the Hoyt home Monday. Mr. Hoyt
and his wife and daughter were at home and
Mrs. Hoyt immediately identified the necklace.
Miss Schade said Mr. Hoyt handed her a roll
of bills, which, she said, she thought amounted
to $500. the reward offered, and she went away
with her mother.
On arriving home. Miss Schade said she found
the roll of bills contained only $100. Her father
said immediately that the full reward ought to
"I thought it rather small of Mr. Hoyt," eald
Mr. Schade last night, "not to give the full
amount of the reward he bad advertised to pay,
so I at onoe wrote to him asking him to send
the young lady the rest of the money, $400. I
have not yet heard from him. but If I do not and
he refuses to pay the amount. I shall certainly
sue him for the money he has held back."
It was said at The Hoyt home last evening that
Mrs. Hoyt was ill. None of the rest of the fam
llv could be Sf.en.
GIRL HAD 21 DOG BITES.
Three Children Brought Here from
Pennsylvania for Treatment.
In the Pasteur Institute. No. 313 West
Twenty-tMrd-st., are three children from St.
Mary's, Elk County, Perm., victims of a sheep
dog. One of the three was bitten no les3 than
Floyd Herdentrltt. fourteen years old. Is the
son of a well-to-do farmer at St. Mary's. On
the farm are many head of sheep and cattle,
which the boy aids in tending. Monday after
noon one of the farm dogs ran amuck and bit
the boy In the left ami. afterwan? biting sev
eral head of cattle and a number of other dogs.
Running down a road for about half a mile.
It came to the farm of Herman Goetz. His
little six-year-old daughter. Germaine. was flay
ing about the place and the dog encountered
her. Before it could be driven off it had bitten
her twenty-one times— once (a severe bite) over
the left eye, five times in the left arm. twelve
times about the left knee and three times In
the ankle Another of Goetz's daughters. Emille.
also fell a victim to the animal, sustaining a
wound in the hand.
Yesterday the children were brought to this
city and placed in the Pasteur Institute for
treatment The carcass df the dog. which was
shot Is to be brought to the institute, where
it will be microscopically examined to deter
mine whether or not the dog was suffering from
rabies. ,V, : - m
POLA.M' SPRING HOUSE. POLAND SPRING.
m nncn June Ist. Samoset. Kockland. Break
water. Me- Open June 20th. B.M.kinir offlee. 3 Park
Place* N S".— Advt.
ST. LOUIS IS REACHED QUICKLY.
by four trains i^r day by the New York Central
Unas rrom the center of N»w Tork.-JLdvu
PRICE THREE CENTS.
INFERNAL BOX TRACED
ITS SENDER DESCRIBED.
Driver Tells of Man Who Had Him
Go to Boarding House.
Although the man who sent th*> infernal ma-
Chine is not yet a prisoner, yesterday's worli
cleared up many of the points that have puzzled
the police, and furnished tangible material for
to-day's work. Through the information from
the driver of an express wagon who went to
the Cunard pier yesterday and acknowledged
that he had delivered the box there last Thurs
day, the infernal machine was traced to th«
boarding house of a Mrs. Currie. at No 3fi<s West
1 -■■ ? ""
The man who sent the machine was a boarder
there, but has not been seen there since Satur
Inspector McClusky. It seems, knew all thla
Monday, but as he thought the man might b«
In this city he withheld the Information thn.
TOOK TRUNK TO HOUSE.
From Mrs. Currie he had learned that this
man — name not given — come to her bras*
on Thursday, bringing with him a large trunk.
The man went out in the afternoon, and sent an
expressman, who got the box from his room.
Saturday after breakfast he disappeared.
Last night Mrs, Currie was coznparatlvel7 >
uncommunicative. Her house, a three story
brick structure, the erstwhile "clearing house"
of "AT* Adams, was once raided by Dis
trict Attorney Jerome. The man who sent tb«
box, she said, sh^ regarded as sti!l her guest.
He had engaged a room last Thursday, paying
a week's rent in advance. With him he brought
a large trunk. In which -was the box. In th»
afternoon he went out, telling her that he, would,
send an expressman for the box. The driver
came; she showed him the box In the- room, en.
the second floor, and paid twenty-five cents to
The express ofnee of Joseph. Rooney Is a small
stand at Thlrtleth-st. and Ninth-aye. Ho him
self was ill last night, but his driver, Peter
Bathe, was found. He was at the office, about 4
p. m. on Thursday, he said, when a man about
forty-five years old, with dark complexion, a
little sandy mustache, wearing a gray suit and a
black soft hat, approached hLra.
HE SPOKE OP A WOATA-C,
"He cams np to me," said Bathe. "and
wanted to know what it would cost to have a
box taken from a house at No. 366 'West Thirty
flrst-st. to Pier No. 51, North River. I toll
him 25 cents. He said. 'All right.' and then T
asked him "what name. He told me, 'Xover
mind that; the lady will know about it." T
went around to t'ae house and got the box. t
thought it was to be a trunk, and asked h«»r
about a trunk. She said. 'Oh. yes; it's on the
second floor front.' Joseph, McCormick and
Frank Carlton. of No. 443 West Thirty-flrst-st..
were with — Carlton because he had nothing
else to do. Going to the pier we stopped at the
corner for a few moments, and then went on.
McCormick and Carltoa sat ou the case all
the way. Good Lord, but they wouldn't hava
done it If they had known what was inside:
"At the- pier we threw the box off good <iaA
hard. McConnlck and I carried It. while Carl
ton watched the horse. Why. we split a pieca
several inches long off the end of th* box. Th«
man at the pier wouldn't give me a. receipt for
.it. although I wanted one. because he said some
one would have to identify it."
At his regular "talk" yesterday Commissioner
Greene announced that the driver of the ex
press wagon in which the box was moved, was
In police custody. This excited the liveliest in
terest, for before this, there had been the ut
most mystery surrounding this ilrived. He had
been sent to the Charles-st. ..-ration by the
Cunard authorities, the Commissioner added.
Inspector McClusky, when confronted with,
these facts, told the details of what before ho
had conceded. "We know all that." he s^id.
•This man Bathe is not under arrest, although
I told him not to go blabbing around. I learned,
all about the case from the house where the*
box came from, and now I only hope this driver
hasn't spoiled the whole game.
I won't tell you any names, but the box was
left at the Cunard Line pier at 4 o'clock last
Thursday afternoon by two ir.en. both of them
Irishmen. Pryor. the baggage master at the
pier questioned them because no name or tag
was attached to the box. They told him that
waa all right, as a man would call for the chest
the following day. The wagon was driven by-
Peter Bathe, who works for Joseph Rooney. who
has a stand and "slate" at Thlrtieth-st. and.
Ninth aye. Now, I guess that will have to do for
DRIVER'S STORY AT THE PIER.
Captain Watson, superintendent of the Cun;«rd
Line pier, said that between S and 4 o'clock
p. m. yesterday, a man had come to him. de
claring that he was the driver who delivered
that box on Thursday afternoon, and that he
had just heard, through the papers, about tho
'He eaid that a man asked him to deliver a.
box here" went on the captain. "He got th»
box at a house in Thlrty-fourth-st.. 1 thlnlc
he said, but he knew nothing about the con
tents, and his helper sat on it all the way dowa
here. They tumbled It off the wagon on the
pier, too. He said he was willing to tell any
thing he knew about it to anyone.
"Pryor. the baggage master, identified him.
and he said to Pryor. Tea, you're the man I
delivered the box to.' I told him to go to the
All yesterday Mrs. Currle's house was watched
by detectives, among them Pitroslni, who has
been on this case from the first, and .Sergeants
Kane and Stripp.
Previous to this development, the dynamite
case had seem at a standstill. Inspector ilc-
Clusky regularly reported "No news."
Although he said It would be only a question
of time before it was solved. Commissioner
Greene remained "hopeful."
What seemed a possible clew was reported
from New-Jersey. •
Anton F. Mueller, a hardware dealer, at No.
258 Sprinneld-ave.. Newark, said yesterday that
he believed the men who concocted the plot to
blow up the Umbrla called at his place early last
week and tried to purchase dynamite wltn
which to charge the machine. Mr. Mueller said
that the men asked fcr 'our sticks of dynamite
and fuses and percussion caps, but as he sells
th~ dynamite by the case only, he refused to
serve them. The strangers declined to purchase
such a large quantity and said th.y would *o
to Paterson and get the explosive there. The
two men were in the store lt-sx th.m half an
hour but he had a -ocd chance to observe them,
and he said they did not appear to hm Italians;
Yesterday Commissioner Greene received a re
port from an analytical chemist to whom he
submitted it that the dynamite in the infernal
machine was »3> per c«-nt pure. That common
ly u*ed in blasting is only 4»> per »>nt. AH doubt
as to th« deadly character of the murderous
appliance had faded away yesterday, and it was
admitted by experts that had the dynami not
been exploded it could at least have caused a
flre aboard the ship.
FIERCE FISE IN BUFFALO.
Buffalo, May 1-— The Lake Shore and V.'a
bash tranafer sh».is, at Van Renesselaer and
Elk sts.. have been destroyed by fin?, and th«
flames are spreading to adjacent property. The
firemen are making a desperate effort to control
the situation, but the nr*» Is still burning fiercely
and spreading rapidl> .
EVERY AMERICAN WANTS A MAP OF MAN
(Jreener. commercial asrent »t the United Statss
at VladJvostock says: "The best map of Manchurty
is published by the New York OntnU Railroad
A copy will be mailed to any address on receipt
five cVnt» in Mamps. by G*orf» H. Daniels, Gen
eral Passengrr Agent. Grand Central Station. N*f
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