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BACHEN AGAIN ACCUSED.
DISOBEYED ORDERS.
Mr. Payne Angrily Refuses to Dis
cuss His Removal.
Washington. May 22. — Captain Henry A.
Cart'.e. auditor for the Postoffice Department.
£25 Controller TracewelL of the Treasury, had
as interview with Postmaster General Payne to
day regarding the postoffice investigation. Hr.
Trace well submitted his answer to the Postmas
ter Gcr.eral's recent request for supplemental
Information regarding the Tulloch charges.
These answers will be made public to-morrow.
Postmaster General Payne to-day declined
•with me warmth to say whether the circjm
ftacces surrounding the deficit in the free deliv
ery service warranted the removal of A. W.
ISacben. the general superintendent, who was
rel'evefi recently. Mr. Payne said that In his
cp'r.ior. the question was Impertinent. He was
asked by the newspaper correspondents regard
ing the discrepancy between the $20,000 report
ed by Mr. Macben as the deficit and tsie $227,300
later reported by the inspectors. Mr. Payne
replied: that, promptly en the receipt of the re
port from ilr. Maehen that there was a deficit
of jaOfOOOt he gave Instructions that this deficit
BStrald not te increased, and that expenditures
should fee curtailed so as to eliminate it. if
possible, by the end of the fiscal year, June 30.
"Then." added the Postmaster General, "I Im
ir.esi.ite!y got Be report that the deficit was
5227.0<»0. A subordinate official has no authority
to create a def.nt without the authority of his
superior o£V;r, I care not who that subordinate
•cScer may be. If he knew on May 1 that there
was a $20,000 deScit, and that very day ap
pointed £ large number of carriers, which would
largely increase the deficit, the action was ob
jectionable."
The Postmaster General said that he had not
yet sent any communication to Machen.
It developed to-day that on May 5. First As
f.Fiar.t Po?tm£.s=ter General Wynne, through his
chief clerk. John J. Howley. asked Mr. Machen
whether there were under his (Machen's) divi
sion any ether items than that of the map mak
ing work in which the appropriation was likely
to be exhausted before the end cf the fiscal year.
The letter also called for a statement of the
probable condition at the service at the close of
the year. Mr. Ifacssßfl then reported a deficiency
rf $30,000 In the item of rural free delivery, and.
it is aliened, ■ Healed that there was a surplus
ir. the city free delivery appropriation. On
May 7. by order of the Postmaster General, Mr.
Wynne sent a peremptory order to Machen. di
recting that no more maps of the rural free de
l;very service, a work which is paid for by the
riece. should be received or paid for until after
July 1, and prohibiting'the establishment of any
Bdditional rural routes prior to that date. It
i«» charged that Mr Macnen did not obey this
b«?cond crder.
(ORE A DEFIES RUSSIA.
Insists on a Withdrawal from the
Talu River.
- : dor. May 23.— A dispatch from Tokio to ;
"The I>ally Mail" states that Corea insists on j
the Russians repressing the MB River. The re
quest is couched in vigorous language.
COHEAU PEOTESTS IGITOEED. \
TolDßhaaSß, May 22— A dispatch received here I
frcm Seoul, Corea, says the Russian represents- '
tive there ignores th« protests mad* on the sub- ]
.Jeer cf Russia's attempt to establish a settle
. merit at Yor.garr.pho (southwest of Wiju. Corea), 1
commanding the mouth of the Yalu River, and
declares that the timber concession granted in ;
18i*0 must be upheld by Corea.
The Euss'ar.s cay they require a harbor at Yot»
tanipho sor shipping timber from the forests of
Dengma. The Corasaa declare the Dengma forests
are not included In the timber concession to the
Russians, and the government of Corea has
ptror.giy protested apainst the purchase of land at
Toneampho by Russian subjects.
EJECTED FROM CEDRIC.
31 's Wife and Brothers Stop Trip
to Europe.
Considerable excitement was caused on the
White Star Line pier yesterday afternoon, when,
a few minutes t>efore the Cedric sailed, two of
the stewards dragged a well dressed man down
the gangway, one pulling and the other pushing.
When they reached the pier they released their
bold and he fell to the floor. Two men rushed
up to Patrolman Shevlin, who was standing at
The foot of the gangway, and asked him to pre
vent the man from boarding the Ebip. One cf
Them started back Into the crowd which
Thronged about the end of the gangway.
The patrolman, not fully aware of what was
desired of him. ehouted cut as the man ran
bsrk, "Stop that man! What am I holding this
r:ar. for?"
The other men was fctopped by one of those
standini in the crowd, and he explained that
the man the policeman held was his brother.
R«? waa trying to prevent his brother from sa.il
tng or. the steamer. It was evident that the lat
ter was not in full possession of his mental fac
ulties He struggled with the patrolman, grasp
ing him about the neck with a grip that left its
rr.arks on the skin. The policeman, however,
showed no resentment, and held him patiently.
Ir the crowd was a woman who said she was
'_h«» man's wife. She was asked for her name,
ar.d. so far ss could be ascertained in the bustle
and excitement. It was made out to be Mrs
Lawrence Underbill. She explained to the po
liceman that ber husband had been drinking
QearOy lately. Two or three hours befcre he
I i. * telephoned to h^r to meet him at the Cednc
wtth ber trunk, as he was going to sail on that
ve«el Instead, she called his two brothers and
Brent immediately to the pier to prevent him
irora carrying out his intention. „ t- iu,iiiii
It with great difficulty that Mr. LntoMl
v ;; s pot away from the pier. He insisted on
boarctng the .teaxner. At last *> ™ P™f f d '
*£ to drive away In a carnage with his ulfe.
Cse of the brothers said he was a prominent
rrfn anfl a stock broker. There h no cae in the
_;... by . he oane of Lawrence Lpderhlll. «> »a.
Tory 'hows. At the home of lUwson
Underbill No. 24S West Seyentieth-st.. who is a
rr/emb;r" of the Stock Exchange • veggi**^ af
tcrsxmj it was said that Mr. LnderWH had m
his two brothers were in IsHP-
ITEWFOTJjn)LAJn) VILLAGE BURKED.
Halifax. May 22.- Word has been received here
*i l^vmal-e of Tilt Cove. K. v. ha- been
aearly destroyed by are.
A LIMITED "THAT IS." '
The Rocky Mountain Limited. i«rrt a*jCW«° at
tie'rx SteTS Broadway or :£th St. and ath Aye
-ASM.
«n •verawhere— Advt.
Fair to-day. *lio>ver«i ant! ec...!er on the roast.
Sbovrr. to-umrrow.
A TIIOUSAXD QUIT WORK.
Street Cleaners Fear Arrest — Whole
sale Xaturalization Frauds.
WORK OF JERSEY COUNTERFEITERS
Over five hundred men in the Street Cleaning
I>epartinent, Italian sweepers and drivers, sus
pected of. obtaining places through the pur
chase of bogus naturalization papers, are being;
■watched by Secret Service men. Four have been
arrested as beine connected with the leaders of
a gang of counterfeiters in New-Jersey who
have issued the forged papers. A host of
resignations has been received and the depart
ment is short one thousand men, who are stay
ing away from work. It is thought, through fear
of arrest.
IkeM discoveries have Just come to light
through the efforts of T. Harry Shanton, chief
inspector of the Department of Street Cleaning.
Several of those implicated have confessed,
and enough has been discovered to prove that an
enormous traffic in "citizens made while you
wait" has been conducted between the New-Jer
sey pang ar.d a clique of employes in the Street
Cleaning Department. The prices paid for these
papers, according to Inspector Shanton, hp.s
varied from S2 50 to 525 each, and not less than
$10,000 hr:s been received by those implicated In
the frauds.
Commissioner Woodbury said yesterday that
he believes the men who may be found in the
employ of his department with fraudulent
papers have probably been innocent of any
wrong, and were led to believe by those who
sold them the papers that they were bona fide.
If they cou!d prove this, and had been lo^g
enough In the country to be entitled to regular
papers, he would take them back into the de
partment.
MAXY ARRESTS IX RAIDS.
O'Connor Takes Abovt One Hun
dred at Cairo and Bohemia.
THEATRE CROWD SEES AFFAIR.
Captain O'Connor, with several of his de
tectives, made raids on the Bohemia and the
Cairo, in West Twenty-rsinth-st., last night just
rs tbe theatres were letting out their patrons.
and arrested the two slleged managers, several
men and s*>ver. T y-two women, all of whom were
tak-en to the West Thirtieth-st. police station
and locked up The raid caused great excite
ment. Happening at z. time when Broadway
was we!! filit-d with people, a big crowd quickly
gathered tc watch th*» proceedings.
Captain O'Connor first visited the Bohemia.
With him were Detectives Armstrong. Jiooney,
Ridge and Ryan. He had borrowed patrol
- frorr. the West Twentieth and Thirty
b st. stations, and these, with the wagon
:.e West Thirtieth-et. station, were placed
vithirs easy call. The reserves were also at
hand to help pack the people arrested into the
wagons and to keep order.
Going into the Bohemia Captain O'Connor. In
uniform, caused the doors to be locked, and
then, addressing the startled merrymakers,
made a little speech. He said:
"Ail persons In this place must oonsiler them
st.ves under arrest. However, I wili allow
those to go who can enow that they are respect
able and are net known to my men."
Many cf those present were mere sightseers.
ar.d these bad been more alarmed than the reg
ular patrons of the place, to whom a raid mnr»
ar HrijS a atters little. They crowded around
Captain O'Connor, and by means of cards, let
ters or other papers sought to prove their re
spectability. Many cf them d.d so to the cap
tain's satisfaction, and were allowed to go; but
out of the one hundred and •fifty people in the
piace. Forty-ate women were placed in the patrol
wagon and taken to the station, as was Philip
Grecco, of No. 1,77:» Mad:s~n-ave., who was ar
rested as being the manager of the place.
Car tain O'Connor then went across the street
to the Cairo, where similar scenes were enacted.
James Alelis. waa arrested as manager. He
wad he was born in Cairo, Egypt. Twenty-six
■worn',.. Were also taken, and seven men, three
of them waiters, arid the other four guests.
In the Cairo Captain O'Connor made the same
speech he had made in the Bohemia, promising
to let thaac go free who could prove their re
spectability, but saying he would arrest those
■who could not do so. Some of the men visitors
objected tc this. They p.'-gued with the captain
that they were not guilty of disorderly conciuct
; by being in the place, and said that if the
| women with whom they were sitting at tables
, were arrested they would insist on being ar
rested, too. The captain informed them that
they were privileged to take that stand if they
wished to, and as a consequence Herman C.
Hostier, who said he was secretary of a coal
and iron company and lived in South Orange:
William Edens, a drygoods merchant of Mount
Veraon; John Arnyd. of No. (!9(> Ninth-aye..
and James Johnson, of Baltimore, stopping at
th» Hote! Navarre, were arrested and locked up.
Whe" all those arrested had been landed at
the West Thirtleth-st. station, that place was
packed. It was remarked that all of the women
were well gowned, many of them being in ex
pensive evening toilets, and. almost without
ex ,.er>tfon. they were young and erood looking.
Outside the station house the. friends of those
arrested gathered so that the sidewnlk was
blocked for sorre distance. Those of them who
found the friend for Trhom they were inquiring
hed fallen into the hands of the law started out
tc lock for a r.or.dsman. It waa a great night
for the professional bondsman in the Tender
loin. The Hay market was not molested.
ROOSEVELT AXD OHIO.
Hanna Against Indorsement by
Convention.
[BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBUNE.]
Cleveland, May 22.— President Roosevelt will
not be indorsed by the Ohio State convention
for the Republican nomination for President
next year if Senator Hanna can prevent it.
Senators Hanna and Foraker are at logger
heads over the question. Senator Foraker in
sists that the convention shall Indorse the
President; Senator Hanna characterizes the at
titude of Senator Foraker as malicious and an
attempt to smoke him out Senator Har.na
says in defence of his position that it would
never do for the State which he controls to In
dor at this time President Roosevelt, as he
CHamss) Is chairman of the National Commit
tee For Ohio to indorse the President, the Sen
ator declares, would be to give formal notice
to the aspirants from all other States that the
National Committee was opposed to any one
else entering tae race, and this ™" d J»"*J
engender bad feeling, thus destroying harmony
in national organization.
To Colonel Entrekin, Collector of Revenues for
the Chillissothe district, the Senator said:
mmm
vwition. anyway.
To State Senator Samuel L. Patterson, he said
k , L would take the floor lc the convention
"Convention is scheduled
for June 14.
• r v- rT\l T TFDS TO THE WEST.
raited t tT&l^ m BB e l 7 Omauit ticket a^ent*--
Acvt.
NEW- YORK, SATURDAY, MAY 23. ISBBL-TWENTY-TWO PAGER-w^aaTuSL^
AFTER THE REFUGEES. AMMON AGAIN ARRESTED.
MOVE IX CARTER CASE.
Mr. Knox Hopes to Recover Money
Stolen from the Government.
Washington. May 22 (Special).— A half-million
dollars worth of ex-Captain Oberlin ML Carter's
investments have been located in five States by
Assistant Attorney General Erwin, acting for
the Department of Justice. The testimony pre
liminary to bringing the civil suit against
Carter, who has been convicted by court martial
and is now serving a sentence in the Leaven
worth penitentiary for conspiracy to defraud the
government, has been collected, and proceed
ings will be begun in the fall. In the mean time,
while officials »t the Department of Justice
maintain strict siience on the subject, it is safe
to presume that ar. effort is being made to locate
the property in this country of Greene and
Gaynor, who are now fugitives from justice in
Quebec, ar.d who, it is said, divided between
them $1,400,000 of the alleged Carter pecula
tions.
With this property located, the Attorney Gen
eral would be ready at once to begin the prose
cution of Greene and Gaynor. Until this loca
tion has been made, these two men, who suc
cessfully fought extradition some months aga,
will not be disturbed In their Quebec quarters.
There is nc hesitation on the part of department
officials in saying that there has been no change
in the attitude of the department regarding
Greene and Gaynor. and that no vigilance is
being relaxed in the government's prosecution
of the case, although no indication of the next
move that is to be made in the matter will he
given to the public.
The fact that the civil suit against Carter is
tc be delayed until fall, when the testimony as
to the location of the property to be recovered
has been practically completed, lends color to
the theory that the Greene and Gaynor property
Is to be located first, and that just before the
Carter suit is to begin, another effort will ne
made to secure the extradition of the Canadian
refugees.
Although Carter ■was convicted by court mar
tial of conspiracy to defraud the government, it
will be necessary to make tnis same conviction
ir. the civil suit which Is to be brought before
a Chicago federal judge. The States in which
Carter's investments have been located include
Xew-York. New-Jersey, West Virginia. Georgia
and Illinois. The direct question as to whether
any of the Greene and Gaynor property had
been located, was met with a non-committal an
swer by Mr. Erwin. It is evident, however, that
no steps are being taken at the present time
toward the extradition of Greene and Gaynor.
DIVES THRICE FOR BOY.
After Rescue Exhausted Policeman
Carries Lad to Hospital.
PROMPT ACTION SAVES HIS LIFE.
Patrolman Joseph McNierney. of the East
Sixty-seventh-st. station, made an heroic rescue
yesterday afternoon, when he saved Max Al
berts, seven years old, of No. 420 East Sixty
sixth-st.. from drowning In the East River. The
boy had disappeared under the surface of the
water, and the policeman dived for him several
times before he succeeded in bringing the un
conscious form to the top. He then ran with the
toy to the Flower Hospital, where a physician
succeeded in saving his life.
Max and a number of other boys were playing
on the rocks off East Sixty-fourth-st. The
water is deep at that point, and the boys had
been warned by McNierney to keep away from
there. While the policeman was at another
point on his post, the boys went out on the rocks
again. The Alberts toy lost his footing and fell
into the water. Some oi his companions tried
to get him out, but failed to do so. Then Max.
who could not swim, disappeared under the sur
face. One of his companions ran for McNierney.
who was two blocks away. The policeman ran
back to where the V>y had gone under, and.
without divesting himself of his clothing,
plunged into the water. He came to the surface,
but without the boy. and shouted to the boys on
the rocks to point out the spot where young
Alberts had gone under. He then dived again,
end was under the water some time, but again
returned to the surface without the boy. Tak
ing only time enough to get his Lreath, he went
under again, and that time brought up tne boy.
With the assistance of several men McNierney
climbed out of the water. Without waiting a
minute he took the boy in his arms and started
or: a -un for the Flower Hospital, two blocks
away, followed by a crowd of men and hoys.
'Or. Forbes was in the reception ward when
McXierney rushed in with the boy, panting for
breath.
"He's vn — con — scious; work — on him— Quick,"
panted the policeman.
Artificial respiration was at once applied, and
strychnine was Injected. In a few minutes he
showed signs of animation, and the doctor.-*
knew he could be saved. He was able to leave
the hospital two hours later.
Had McNieraey waited until an ambulance
could be summoned from the hospital, the boy's
life could not have been waved McNierney's
report of the rescue at the station house was a
modest one. merely mentioning the fact that he
had "pulled the boy from the water."
XOT TIME TO SPEAK.
But Mr. Cleveland Says if Con
tingency Arises He May Do So.
fBT TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBCN"E .I
Princeton. N. J.. May 22.— Ex-President Cleve
land to-day received an invitation to speak at
the mass meeting which will be held soon in
Philadelphia for discussing the present situation
of the Jews of Russia. A party from Phila
delphia called on him to-day and delivered the
invitation. To-night Mr. Cleveland said he had
not yet decided whether he could accept it. He
Intimated, however, that he would not b«
able to do bo.
When asked to express an opinion on the pres
ent political situation and the prominence grven
to possible candidates for the Democratic nom
ination for President in 1904, Mr. Cleveland re
plied:
•As I have frequently said. I do not care to
talk on that subject. There Is nothing at pres
ent for me to say. If a contingency arises that
will be time enough to speak."
When asked about his recent fishing trip to
Middle Bass Island. Mr. Cleveland talked freely.
"I thoroughly enjoyed the trip." he said, "and
■pent nearly all the time fishing. We all had
good luck- This will be rr.y last trip away from
Princeton until I leave it for the summer. I
shall be here for the commencement, and will
rot start for Buzzard's Bay until about June
•jo • •
"THE rOTH CENTURY LIMITED"
is the New York Central's 20-hour train between
New York and Chicago. Saves a day-Advt.
COXFESSIOX BY MILLER.
Jerome Says Lawyer Got $240,000
of Franklin Syndicate Money.
Colonel Robert A. Ainmon, who was counsel .
for William F. Miller, of the Franklin Syndl- j
cate swindle, and who was arrested and indicted
about two years ago on information that came
out at a referee's hearing in connection with the
swindle, was rearrtsted yesterday on the charge
of receiving stolen goods. It was the under
standing in the Criminal Courts Building that
Miller had made a confession, declaring that he
paid $240,000 to Ammon In the lawyer's office
just before the arrests in the swindling case
were made.
Ammon was admitted to bail before Judge
Newburger, in the Court of General Sessions,
cne-half of the 520.000 being furnished by his ,
wife and the other by Mrs. Alice Schmidt, of
No. 241 Wooster-st., who was on his original
bond of $5,000.
; Efforts have been made recently to get a par
don for Miller, who is ill from consumption In
the hospital of Dannemora prison, and is not
expected to live long. Assistant District Attor
: ney Nott has visited Miller, and has obtained
| a statement from him which is to be used
against Ammon.
It was upon District Attorney Jerome's per
sona! application that Judge Newburger in
creased Ammon's bail to $20,000. Mr. Jerome
said:
"Careful investigation of the evidence in my
possession convinces me that Ammon secured
more than $210,000 of the money obtained by
! Miller from his dupes. I shall Insist upon a
speedy trial, because If there is further delay
the chief witness against Ammon may be be
yond the call of mar.."
Mr. Jerome would say no more than that he
had other evidence besides Miller's statement.
"I shall move for a trial in the early part of
June," he said.
"This action of the District Attorrry did not
i surprise me in the least." said Ammon. "I had
warning from my arch enemy. Alfred R. Gcslin.
about a week ago. that he had influence enough
with the District Attorney"? office to make trou
ble for me unless I settled a judgment with
him that he. had recovered against me in a civil
action. He said that if 1 would give him one
half cash and a note for the balance ne would
turn around and clear all these things out of
the way. I told him I didn't owe him anything;
that he had admitted to me that he owed me
money for which I sued him, and that 1 was
not making any settlements with him to avoid
i any trouble for myself. I told him to go ahead
I with his 'trouble factory,' and that I would De
there with him at the finish. He has repeat
1 edly pent emissaries to me to bury the hatchet.
'•Goslin has beer, the means of having several
civil actions brought against me while I was his
attorney in the operations on the New- York
i curb In the floating of the New- York Electric
; Brake and Equipment Company. In these ac-
I •ions I was made a party defendant with Goslin
at h : -v instigation. Several orders of arrest were
executed against me ir these actions, but in only
two against Goslin. Lately he came to me and
said that if I would give him S^jO he would
hi ye these civil arrssis against me dismissed^
but if I did not he would yet see me behind
prison bars."
Ammon was asked if he had heard from Miller
lately. "Yes." he said. "He is very sick in
Dannemora prison. He has made several state
• ment! to the District Attorney."
"Have there been any promises made to him .
"All kinds of promises," said Ammon. He
' told me that Assistant District Attorney Nott
had been to see him. and he has told me what
he has told the District Attorney."
STEEL XEARLY READY.
Work on Brooklyn Extension to
Start in Broadway on June 20.
Chief Engineer Sanford of the Deencn-Me-
Laaa Contracting Company received word
yesterday from the American Bridge Company
that the steel for the Broadway section of the
Brooklyn extension of the subway is t
being made, and that shipments will bejjia at an
early day.
"We shall have sufficient steel on the ground
to warrant the Ba&lnntng of excavating in
Broadway by June 20," said Mr Sanford reater
day to a Tribune reporter. "The contract pre
vents us from beginning work until the «»teel is
on the ground ready to be put in as fast f.s the
excavating is completed. "U'e do not expect to
have a particularly hard time in Broadway. It
will be much like the work along Park Pow.
We have decided not to excavate in the street at
all. That is to say, the excavations for tne
travelling- buckets will be 6 feet wide by 2'» long,
and they will be cut through the sidewalks
rather than the highway proper. This plan is
considered wise on account of the congestion of
wagon traffic.
"We shall have four oar five compressed air
and caUe derrick plants between Ann-st. and
Bowling Green. We expect to work two shifts
of men but the bulk of the work will be done at
night when the traffic is light. We shall I
over Broadway mod) as we have Park Bow.
The work will be faster than in Park Row. for
the reason that there are only two tracks in
stead of four to be provided for."
Andrew Onderdonk. the contractor for the
river section of the tunnel, is fairly started on
his twin tunnels under the East River to Brook
lyn Heights. Not only has he got his first shaft
on the Battery s de down to the grade level, but
he has drifted the tunnel ar.out thirty feet Into
the solid rock toward the Brooklyn shore. The
contract for the Brooklyn exter.sion was
awarded on July 24 last and executed on Sep
tember 11. Ground was broken by Mr. Ond-ir
donk on November 8 in front of No. 17 State-st.
The sub-contractor? have three years from b*r>
tember 11 in which to complete their work.
Cranford & sfeNamea hare the Fiatbush end of
the work.
WEITT TO COTTRT OVEE WEDDING GIFT.
Jilted Man's Sister to Get Its Value from
Girl's Father.
Judge Hicks, in Newark, yesterday, decided
a suit brought by Mrs. Anna Aike. through
William Greenfield, to recover $25. the value of
a wedding present given to Miss Adler. of No. j
235 Bark-st , Newark, in favor of the plaintiff, ,
on the ground that the wedding did not come
off.
Miss Adler was to be married to Raphael
Welnberg. of this city, a brother of Mrs. Aike,
but jilted him. He had her arraigned on a J
charge of obtaining presents from him under
false pretences. Mrs. Aike arranged with Miss
Ad!er” father to purchase a sideboard for the .
couple, and Mr. AdiT bought it with money
Mrs. Aike gave him. Afterward Mrs. Aike vain- j
ly demanded Us return.
r>AY LINE OUTTNGS. 8:46 a. m. Desbraasea-st..
9 o'clock West BsVat, 9:30 West iath-st. Sc»
Btmbt and Exc. cols.— Advt.
"NO WATER FAMINE
in Brooklyn this year, thanks to an honest ad
ministration. Why there is plenty "L^iS^T.
m sDtte of the great drouth. With photos snoxvmß
how the Democrats allowed Brooklyn water to
wait* la former year*. In to-morroWs Tribune.—
j AcrtrC
STOLE QUARTER MILLIOX.
Southport Bank Cashier Led Fast
Life in This City.
BROTHER SAYS HE WONT RETURN.
[BT TELEGRAPH TO TOE TRJBUXZ.]
Bridgeport, Conn.. May 22.— The defalcation of
Oliver T. Sherwood, cashier of the Southport
National Bank, will amount to at least a quar
ter of a million dollars. This Is learned upon
the best of authority. Investigation yesterday
of some of Mr. Sherwood's transactions in New-
York revealed a startling condition of affairs.
The magnitude of his transactions was far great
er than any of the bank directors suspected.
Many, of these deals the directors refuse to
speak about.
Mr. Sherwood was until a short time agT a
vestryman in the Episcopal Church of South
port. He was a musician, and frequertly acted
as organist in the church. The reason for the
defalcation at first given was that Mr. Sherwood
used the funds of the bank, and of l-veral es
tates of which he was trustee, to tide over the
affairs of the Mount Wilson Mining Company,
of Colorado, the stock of which was owned al
most exclusively by Southport people. But
later developments indicate that the misuse of
the funds was due to the fugitive's method of
life for the last four or five years-
It Is knovrr. that he led a double life, mostly
in New-York City: but since his disappearance
many stories are told of his carousing in the
cities ft Connecticut, and even aa close to his
home as this city. Sherwood's wife had hx.pUclt
confidence In her husband, and she was not
told of any of his acta of Impropriety until last
Saturday. When Francis P. Sherwood, a
brother, told Mrs. Sherwood she was dum
founded, and has since been on the verge of
nervous prostration.
Sherwood has floated bonds and notes of the
town of Southpor* to the amount of Sl'* >.<"*>>,
and he took from a box left in his custody ir.
the bank for safekeeping bonds to the amount
of |6.fioa These he disposed of in New-York,
and Is supposed to have taken the money ob
tained en tnem This Is a severe blow for the
local Methodist Church Sherwood was trustee
of the Francis Jelliff estate and under no bonds.
Kow much he used of this estate cannot be as
certaired.
Wednesday noon the Southport National Bank
was closed by order of the Controller. Ells
Pepper, cashier of the Pinchon National Bank,
of Springfield, Mass.. was appointed receiver.
Not a word has yet been heard of the fugitive
from justice. Kis brother Francis declare? that
he does not believe Oliver will ever come :>ack
alive.
Acquaintances of Sherwood in this city said
yesterday that he had been spending much
money In the support of a young woman, who
ro=ed as his niece, and kept a millinery store in
Fifth-aye. The young woman and Sherwood
went out riding in an automobile frequently, and
she had an electric runabout, with her initials
or It, which she kept in a storage room in West
Forty-fifth-st.. where Sherwood kept some ma
chines.
Edward Blakely. a driver of automobiles, said
yesterday that he and Sherwood organized the
New- Automobile Com par at ( No. 143 West
Forty-third-st. in February, ISO?, for renting.
stalling and repairing automobiles. Blakely
managed the business and Sherwood put up the
money to start it. Sherwood sent Biake.y to
Newport in May last to start a branch there,
and sold out the New-York business to Louis
Fehr. Later Fehr was sent to Newport, and
in his absence creditors of the company stepped
in and took possession of everything in the shop.
It was s;i;d yesterday that when Sherwood dis
appeared he left on storage in two or three
places in this city half a dozen automobiles
valued at from $.3,000 to ?--'<>,<XM each. Some of
Sherwood's acquaintances in the city said he
was an Inveterate smoker of cigarettes and that
his daily average was about one hundred.
SENTENCED FOR LARCENY.
Worcester, Mass.. May 22.— Walter S. V. Cook».
Of Milford. pleaded goUtJI in the Superior Court
this afternoon to a charge of larceny of $21,000 from
the Miiford Co-operative Bank, and was sentenced
to not less than six or more than eight years in
State prison. The court took no action on an In
cictment of forgery against Cook*.
OFFERS 8200 FOR THUGS.
Firm's Employe Lured from House
and Felled by Strikers.
The Clarence L. Smith Company, dealers in
building materials, with main office in Thirtieth
st.. offers a reward of £200 for information wsdeft
will lead to the arrest and convict.on of das
cowards whf assaulted one of their em
. , near Th!rty-e:ghth-st. and Eleventh-aye.
on Thursday night.
The flrrr. is one of these in the building ma
terial and allied lines whose t*-am drivers have
teen on strike for over three weeks. Among a
few men who have been loyal are their stable
men, who have taken neither side, but simply
protected the stock. On* on these. James Me-
Guire. incurred or. Thursday the 111 will of the
strikers by Insisting that a non-union driver
who was bringing a toad of hay into the stable
should be allowed to get on his truck agair.
after he hid been forcibly pulled off by the out
side men.
MeOuire that night went to the home of a
relative, where there had been a death. Late in
the nitrht n en called at his home with wo
he waa needed at the stable to help the night
man with a sick horee. This would be a custom
ary masaaga. and wa* undoubtedly suggested by
some one familiar with th-e workisg of the
As he was not at home the men were
r.ere they would rind him. and evidently at
once went to the neighborhood of the house M
which he had gone, near Thirty-eighth-st. and
Elevf th-i , .
V. hen McGuire left this place he was assauaed
?r<<rr behind ar.d fei'ed he thinks, by an iron
bar After he was down his nose was broken.
He thinks four men were his assailants, but can
give no clew to their identify.
The injured man was taken to St Vincent's
■-U, where his condition last night was re
ported favoraole.
SPITE FENCE TO STAY, SAYS WILL.
Formidable Structure at Hackensack Is
Tore 80-wn, nevertheless.
Hacker N. J.. May 22 (Special).— The
Demarest spite fence in Myer-st.. which has
been an eyesore for the last four years, was re
moved to-day, because James Demarest. who
built It to spite his neighbor. John D. Cole. Is
dead.
Mr. Demarest meant the fence to stay ther*
always, for there is a clause in his will, read
yesterday, which says that the fence should
never be torn down. The fence so annoyed Mr.
Cole that he built a home on .be Heights and
moved there with hla family. It was one of the
most formidable spite fences ever built In this
State.
QUICKENING THE "PENNSYLVANIA
LIMITED."
Beginning May 21 "The Pennsylvania Limited"
will leave New York U25 a. m., arrive Chicago i Jo
a. ci-— AdvL
PRICE THKEE CENTS.
CUBA KEEPS PROMISES.
CEDES \AFAL STATIOXS.
Treaty Embodying Platt Amend
ment Signed at Havana.
[BT CABLE TO TITS TRintT*K.l
(Cor-yrlrht: WO: By Th* IMBass Association. >
Havana. May 22.— The United States Minister.
Mr. tiers, and Sef.or Za'.ilo. th- Cuban S<»cre
tary of State, signed at 4:SO this aft-moon the
permanent treaty between the United States
and Cuba, in which Is Incorporated all the pro
visions of the Platt arr.er:drrent-
The signatures were affixed to the docun.-nt
at th» office of the Secretary of State instead
of at the Palace, as was dM caje with former
treaties. Sefior Zaldo and Mr. Squlers w-re
constituted special plenipotentiaries by their
respective governments. Th» proceeding was
devoid of all formalities and even frock coats,
usual on such an occasion, were not worn.
Sefior Zaldo and Mr Squiers simply met. ac
companied by their secretaries, and the wXgntoM
was accomplished and copies of the treaty «^
changed within a few minutes.
The permanent treaty contains no provision
for its abrogation and no extraneous conditions
of any kind. It simply incorporates the entire
Platt amendment Into the form of a treaty. The
length of time consumed by the negotiations)
was principally due to the fact that the Cuban
Government desired to Include In the treaty
various extraneous conditions, especially one to
the effect that there should be no Intervention
la Cuban affairs by the United States except
through the initiative of the President of Cuba.
All these conditions were rejected.
A number of Senators, when asked about th»
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prospects of th« ratification of both th« perma
nent and naval stations treaties at this session
of Congress, were not Inclined to be communi
cative. It remains evident that there Is an in
clination to allow the treaties to go over thla
session. It is now known, however, that the
i Foreign Relations Committee has assigned the
preparation of a report on the naval stations
treaty to one of its rrembers, and it is believed
that an urgent message from President Painaa
-which will accompany the sending of to-day's
; treaty to the Senate will have a strong Influence
j in the direction cf ratification.
Seflor Sanguffiy. the most active opponent of
, the treaties with BBS United States, said he
i would oppose the permanent treaty, because un
der it the United States, being the stronger
power, could its- decide when intervention was
derirabls. regardless of th» wishes of Cuba.
Other Senators say that the paragraph relating;
to the Isle of Pines should have been elimi
nate 1.
It is now expected that an agreement covering
the details of the United States naval stations
will be reached by President Palma and Mr.
Suuiers within three weeks.
THE PLATT AMEXDMEXT.
Defines Relations Bet-jccn the United
States and Cuba.
Washington. May 22.— Minister Squiers has
teen -• work for several months in the negotia
tions with the Cuban Government which were
concluded to-da.y by the signing of the perma
nent treaty, which includes word for word th*
provisions of the Platt amendment. This amend
ment, which takes its name from Its author.
Senator O. H. Piatt. of Connecticut, was made
a part of the Army Appropriation act of the sec
ond session of the LVlth Congress, which was
signed by President McKinley or. March 3. 1901.
it therefore became a taw cf the United States.
Later it was added by the Cubans as an appen
dix to the constitution adopted by them. Its
text is as foliows:
IT. the government of Cuba shall never
enter inio any treaty or other compact with any
foreign power or powers vi-aich wiii Impair or
tend to impair the iEiicpe.iciei.ee of Cuba, nor la
any manner authorize or permit any foreign
power or powers to obtain by colonization, or
tor miiitary or na.vai purposes, or otherwise,
lodgment in or control over any portion or «aJd
* Sk lf That sail government shall not assume
or contract any public debt, to pay the Interest
upon which, and to mane reasonable .mint
fund provision for the uiiirnate discharge or
which ti» onfinax* revenues oi me •• n<i ' after
defraying the current expenses of government.
snail': -
HI Th^'t the government of Cuba consents
'hat 'the Cnitsd States may exercise the right
to in'ervene for the preservation of Cur.an tn
dto-ndeme. the rr.a!n:enance cf a government
adequate for the protection of life. prop*rty and
fadivtdual liberty, and for discharging tfcs obU-
Rations with respect io Cuba imposed by th«
Treaty of Paris oa the United States, now to be
assumed and undertaken by the government of
Thai all acts of the United States to
Cuba during Its military occupancy ' ff I*™*'1 *™*'
ratified and validated, and ail U wf-a! rights
Acquired thereunder shall be maintained and
V That the government of Cuba will execute.
and as far aa "necessary extend, the plans al
ready devised, or other plans to b^ mutually
agreed upon, for the sanitation of the citlen ex
the and, to the end that a recurrence or
epidemic and infectious diseases may be pre
vented, thereby assuring protection to the peo
pie and commerce of Cuba. A3 well as to th©
commerce of the southern parts of the Lnited
States and the people residing therein.
VI That the I^le of Pines sJ-.all ■'" omitted
from the Dronc!M»d eossiituticnal boundaries ci
Cuba, the title thereto being left to future ad
lu«trrent by treaty.
VII That to enabl- the Tnlted State* to
maintain the lntf»p«itf«BC« cf Cuba, and to pro
tect the pcnr> thereof as wetl os for its own
(*ere"c- the rui eminent of Cuba w!!I -ell or
le»"f to the United - ••*«- lands ne'essary for
conlins or nav«l station* at certain *?edfled
point? to be r. greed upon with the President af
the Ur.it-i States.
VIII That by way of further a«"ur»r»re tne
Coverr.rrent of Cuba wl'.l embody the for-'oin?
prov>:on<» !r. a permanent treaty wita the
United states.
The most Important feature of the treaty. In
th«» opinion of officials her*, 's that providing
for the acquisition nt navxl and ?oel»ng station*
li» Cuba by the United States. Sixes for these
stations have been selected at Guantanamo and
Bahia Honda The specific location of the sta
tions, however, as well as BBS ownership of the
Isle of Pines, will be made the subject of a
npeelal treaty or treaties between the Untied
States and Cuba. The signing of the treaty m
viewed with much gratiffcatloa here.
EVERT MAN WANTS MAP OK MAXCHL'BJA.
Greener. Coram*rc!a! .».t»rt of tl<e Cnir^S State*
at VladlvtwtocX. *ay*: 'Th» be« map or Manerana
Is published by «h* New York Central " A copy WlB
be V,. - on receipt of five cents In stamps -7 O. **.
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