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BLOCKADE RCNNER IN
THREATS TO SiXK TIER
Cherokee's Captain Made His Trip
Despitr Dominican* Gunboat.
•p»e Clyde ]ln*r Cherokee, from Dominican
arrived yesterday with the story of her
hlsjfks''^ running experience on the southward
tT «« ahias threatened for a time to involve the
rjgard Ptaten in an International controversy
1?y she. pawed Into quarantine yesterday
lip bms boarded by a messenger from the Ci^e
yj, f . with inKt ructions to Captain Archibald
trA the other off! cere not to speak of the ex
01, in rr In the Dominican blockade.
(Yr sr outward xtjyage the Cherokee was
ftoppe* off Puerto Plata by a Dominican man
flf.war. which fired several shots across her
;,f,w After some trouble the Cherokee w«f al
ipwei to proceed to Puerto Plata, There the
fostomr officials ordered Captain Archibald to
aiscr.arge all hi* cargo and mail, forbidding him
tf» e"ter ary other Donoir.icart ports. Thin Cap
xtiv Archibald refused to do. The next day he.
■silod for Macnri*. exnerting to find the 'Raltl
-^nr* EbflS Trie cruiser anal not nt this port.
but Minister Powell went aboard and conferred
for hair an rir>t:r with the captain of the Chero
k ,o FVom that port the Cherokee steamed for
Bam>in» At the entrance to the harbor the
Oieroke* was again stopped by the rv.minK-an
gßßbrat Xl Preeidente and Captain Archibald
tnld Ifasl he con id not pr.><-eed because of the
blockade The Cherokee waited until after dark.
Bn^ hen the srunhoat mailed away she went
ir.tr The harbor and discharged h^r cargo and
r < »• Monte Christi. her next port, she was
I irr.n by the omnipresent El Presidents
which threatened to blow her out of the water
tf she evaded the blockade again. The Cherokee
bal t<- lav of! Monte rhrlftl all niptit.
of the passengers on the Cherokee in
c'.s jy?:ng the revolution which wa* responsible
fr , . hP vessel's troubles, and the political sit
in general, said that not only was there
ar. niisnlute abscr.re of animosity to Americans
ir. DM country, U 1 that on the contrary there
tx;*t.-<1 8 strong sentiment in favor of the es
tahUshment of a protectorate over the republic
»>■ -.he Dash F^ates.
' Thes-e Bass recurring r ■h'-'lions." said this
Bltss] from the disturbed I Mill Hi ">0»B only
v.o r.r->.i by -he lam i ■laitlaa of the Dtattad
Ftatea in our affairf.
fbC preser.t r°'"i ral -moil, like the mar.y
previous "nos. is causinc the deaths at hundreds
',' r a • oajB« n m. As Dfa Mood of the rountry.
The <jeKtru< tion of pfOperty will amount to
OMBMBBi of dtillar? and incalculable injury will
b* t. 'n-, iC hT r, n Ban*gn Bummeroe ah thai could
BB KVCMafI in the future if the X'nited BtattS
ft* ide to take an active interest in Isfl
DUKE OF THE ABRUZZI SAILS.
(If fP/V.s WARDEX SHOT.
Man Who GuarJftl Hi* Came Pre
■ .T'-rviF. N V . N'ov VJ — William Shields.
i special Deputy Pheriff cmplo\-e<l by Chestr-r
T\" nrnff* _ the New -York finaricier. to guard
hit came prf-w-r ■ - ;it I>rli;<non Lake. Sullivan
■ ■ •■. . was i .t bsi night i v o-,f of three
- Btber BCfMrty hai Hrresteri
OB th" r■ • "■■ " • "' •":■='■■
- mil T r!° HUM m*! 1 »■•«<■ a r»ed and the
c.^ n rour.tv BberfS hi? aflerai a rewari of
<tl i'k»> jot- the arresi r-.nd ( •jovtclton of tbe nan
•ipanions CSBM ur^n th"
•y^Bt pica m tbey were loqdmc 'be doe Into a
•■ r.r : • • 1 them to Bltn to th-- iail si
- • ■ ,ny <-,r<-- f tbe men Imped
■ >^. r .: Phieldf iri the ami. iU
JOCKEY FOR KEEXE FARE
Th"" Cabmen Ilavt Lhi hi Manoeu
vre* in Broad-eL
B ■•■ iv;> i lively ■ fcaartag by throe
cataaen in Eroad-t-: I | aftern on Dor
the fif J.in'.^s 3; ;-. •. who rMea ■me In
i hamioiT) af'^r bufin<--ss hours. ?.!r. Keene had
;■• !-st door of th*>
MKKn Buildine Qua Oc throe ratirppr.. who
■ n v.auhirc, il] Brbeelad ttadr honai in
Bet, where the cabl st.md.
toward the rurb.
a:; tanaa a-, th^- sbbm time, and the three
1 rU>rea«t. The •.■.(•men's liloocj was
Uj,. a; • \e in They dashed right
I Balk, turning iheir horses" h"i'la tO>
p . globe able ta lotwe »he other
ou' 7 ■ .-■ It ' " : n hor«;t on the
I ■ - "1 trini bo turn
quirks ;:• : '.rinc bir rab to :he curb. bol the
• ■ v,as also tnrnert q'ikkly atrl so
hi ■•;: Th" <!•'■ rrin on the jiorth took
• ■f thi? tilt en-i cot bBtO the cu;h.
Mr g . -.-me 60TO the Steps to the curb. Be
. . however. 'it walked
arour. : 1 : ■■•• Into lb» iiii.''!!<- otif-. «blch
I ■• st iini-ne attarbad.
HTUT FOOTBALL PLAYER DIES.
Itpircs from Spinal Injuries — Another In
• red Lad Not Expected to Live.
fir i) ir . -».j«;ji! r,f spinal lajartai BMStvafl white
P»rtnr fr^.thall at I»n»t Branch. X. J.. Raymo&d
J* > "» • 4. > , cu<i \evt«-rday morr:ltiis at bis home. Ko
,• Bfaacrr court. Br<*oklyn. The )>oy was flft»-«-n
Mf) DM. and wan gradusit^d lain June from Pub'.lc
■^oo) No c, Wnaasa McVeigh, the boy's father.
'•' " r-.mir.iliT «f Brooklyn ■.mj'tnent No i',.
'■ >■ • St John an.. Mali«.
Ma McCawley wh(*» spinal corri mas Injured a
J>t*k *•.. 1 . el«v«ti <-f ih<- Mamifl
1 . r Reboot, if- i/"t expect'-d to !Jv«- Me
H C FRICK FOR TEE SENATE.
Will Be Candidate to Succeed Quay, It Is
Said in Pittsburg.
[at Rxaaasvsj ■• m TKinrx*.}
ft'tsburr. Nov 12 —It aaa atfa here this *■:• i.-.ng
tfcat H r*. Frlck would l-e ihf- Rrpublican eeadafaai
.'r-rt St«.tc« Senator t<-. purrf-i-d Senator Quay
•ben thf !ati*r rot;r«> In f-urh an event Henry
r <li\er *'ill withflram- frntn the content Mr.
Frlck hfc* ltetdy taken * d««-i< irt»rei<t in poatttes.
• 'Un* on ih« Siian.e IjoaM of ttie Republican
P*rty during the eprln^ »!ertion for Mayor. He has
. i-tofted Prepldeni Roosevelt, bath at \Va?h
■t-fl'in sn*! Oyster Bay. cr.d Is • » it frlen<l of
* r ">rr.n Genera] Knox
F'ooTaAMv-''ni' aOO LKIVBJUUTf vs west
I < .INT
At \V«»t Point. ftaturdU}. November 14. Went
«*iot» Vt r •»■,:( bpJi ro.ind rrlj> on»-4«y tifknj for
•;2»; 2 » Train* te> Pranklin Fireet utM a. m and
, •*•»«- Wm Cud Street 11 2» a. m. an-1 12 Mp. m.
Tjr^V/v:i r .^rr,;re.r^.. NEW- YORK, FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 13. 1903. -fourteen pages.-^r^ssiSi^.
WILLIAM F. POWELL
rjaibal State* Minister to Hayti and
the Dominican Re-ouhlic. who •*
r.ow in the centre of the trouble.
BROKER'S WIFE SUICIDE
MYSTERY IN THE CASE^
Wan Entertaining at Dinner — S. 'A.
Wahh Her Father-in-Larc.
[r-T TKLBC.BArH TO THE TKIBrNT I
MantdsJr, N J. Nov 12— The sensational
f Mrs. Wanda AValsh. the young wife of
■ r>e Witt Wal?h. at her home. No ?.26
Mountain-aye . last night. Is one of the
■e<-uliar mysteries the authorities have
fver had to deal with.
Walsh ended her life by shooting her
— me heart with a revolver. She had
neer. enrortninin? a number of well known Mont
clair people at dinner. No cause for her act has
The party had been seated at the table only a
time when Mrs. Walsh, who was subject
to falr.tin? spells, suddenly complained of feel
inc m and fainted. Her husband picked her up
Tied her to her bedroom. Mrs. Lawrence
CfcrmlCßMl Karl followed him upstairs, and.
leaving his wife temporarily in her charge. Mr.
WalFh hnrrl down to join the other members
of the company
He had beep, dovmstaire only a few moments
when he was startled by a pistol shot He
bounded up to the bedroom and found his wife.
lying dead on the floor. Mrs. Earl was pros
trated. Whan she recovered sufficiently from
the shock sh» iM thnt she had gone to a room
I :roM the hall to pet pome medicine for Mrs.
Walsh, and that in her absence of only a few
seconds Mrs. Walsh had apparently got up from
the be.l a -id shot ta-iself.
Dr. TV H. Power, a near neighbor, found that
life was extinct. He extracted the bullet, by
rr.nking a slight incision Chief of Police Gal
lagher, with Detective Reilly. hastened to the
scene, and remained there until the arrival of
I»r atcKcnzJe, the riunty physician, who de
oidei to perform an autopsy. The autopsy
proved that death had been instantaneous, and
thai twe wag every reason to believe that Mrs.
Walsh cnnir^.itted suicide, and that she sent Mrp.
Earl <-•■ of the rootn or purpose
Pr. - or, however. believes 'hat Mrs. Walsh
probmbty discharged the revolver accidentally
while lcokine for pome medicine.
The fHn-1!y had lived happily and they were (
favorite? in the neighborhood. They CUM from
Xew-Tork to Montclair two months ago. but
bad lived in Midland-aye nbout two years ago.
Mrs Walsh Wor«» her marriatre vas ■ Miss De
<,rjer. «rd it is said that Walsh's parents dlsin
bCftted h'm after be married her. She was
. . • , seven yeirs old. There are two children,
both boys. M. Earl ana Mr Doremaa, who
w*re gucstp. refund to sny anything about the
T - ptil j.p^p^.iyf Edward De Witt Walsh was n
of Jhe Stork Exchange firm of Tailer.
Robtason i ..of No. - waii-st. Be was
the noaH member of the firm. He withdrew
from the firm, sold his rent on the Stock Ex
i bance and udc a member of the consoli
dated BXChanaje. Samuel A. Walsh, of No. *>
Broadway, is his father, and Samuel A. Walsh,
jr., is I brother.
Edwarrt Do Witt Walsh was graduated at
Harvard in l-<» 7 He is a member of the Har
vard and Kacquet clubs.
HO GAELIC IN BOSTON HIGH SCHOOLS.
City Council Wants It, But the School Com
mittee Chairman Says No.
fnv n i ■mum to ma raim mi I
_ cfori (1 , q _j[ resolution calling on the
.rhool committee" to h.ve OaeOc U«aht m the
Boston hish 5.h0.,1s hai. beea pa<=sel 5! both
branch.* of ,be city council rnairmaa Bnst, or
the school rommitleo. Fays that the board w.ll
i*nnre the reootatlon. ■»« IhaJ th.re 1, nof the
siichteM probabtmy of OaaOe being introduced, as
.. b ef no practical use. and there are few who
iifsir" to study It.
reoflff ■ f tbe Italian, Welsh. Scotch and other
the> will dt— and that tbehr wws '""K' l "^'
also be taugrht.
MAY FIGHT THE STANDARD OIL.
All European Firms Reported To Be Forminer
Vienna, Nov 12.- The "Neoea Tajpeblatt" pay*
thr.t all the European netroloum concerns are
neßotiatinp wi'h the object of forming a com
bination te oppose the Standard 00 <'ompany.
CUBAN IRON MINES SHUT LOWN
Port of Bethlehem Plant Closed— Several
Hundred Men Idle.
Havana. Nov 12— Several hundred persons
have n*^n thrown out of employment by the
, losing "t the iron aaansa In Santiago. These
mines V. r. f.nnerly owned jointly by the Penn
sylvania Iron company and the Bethlehem Iron
Oeenpay. i.ut full contra! of them was recently
parcaassd by 'he latter concern.
A STRANGE TALE OF THE SEA.
Twenty-five Spanish Vessels Attack British
Steamers with Stones.
~Ferro' Spain. Nov. 12. -Two British lUUMfI
arrived here to-day In a damaped condition, and
told a strange story of being attacked by twen
tv-flve Spanish vessel. •*•»■ craws threw
stone- axvl fired at them, and then look to
MEN CONSPICUOUS IN TO-DAY'S NEWS.
r,KNERAI> DOMTXGO DIAZ
Commander-in-Chief of the army of Panama, with
members of his staff on either side of him.
FIRE ON A DESTROYER.
Lin/tenant and Fixe Seamen Over
come Fighting Flames.
NTorfolk, Va.. Nov. 12.— Lieutenant Curtin and
several seamen on board the torpedo boat de
stroyer Lawrence to-day saved the craft from
destruction. A lighted candle left by a work
man on a wooden box in the vessel's forward
compartment caused a firo which was extin
guished by Lieutenant Curtin and some seamen
Just before the flames reached the magazine,
in which a quantity of explosives was stored.
Lieutenant Curtin and five seamen were over
come by smoke and lost consciousness after the
fight was won and were hurried on board the
cruiser Olympta for treatment. Their condition
is not serious.
The fire occurred in a stuffy compartment di
rectiy adjoining the magazine and had gained
considerable headway when it was discovered.
The place was filled with ■ dense smoke that
baffled the efforts of the crew and caused them
to fall helpless to the steel floor. Time and
again Lieutenant «urtin dived into the fire
chamber and emerged with the unconscious
form of a penman in his grasp.
Finally the flames were extinguished and
then the lieutenant was missed. A sailor
plunged into the compartment and a second
later came out with the limp body of the offi
cer in his arms. Five seamen in a similar con
dition were stretched out on the deck. The
damage to the Lawrence was trifling.
STOLE GEMS WORTH $5,000.
Mexican Woman at Private Hotel
Robbed of Her Jewels.
lime. F. M. Tbares, ■ wealthy Mexican
woman, reported to be the widow of a member
of the Cabinet of President Diaz, hap been
robbed of lewe's worth $5,000 In her apartments
in the private hotel of Louis Felix, at Nos .V 2
and M West Twen'v-fifth-st. The robbery took
place between -I p. m. on Monday and 11 a. m.
yesterday There is no trace of the thieves.
M-ne Ybarez is on a visit to this city o n a
pleasure tour and to do some shopping In New-
York. She ha« two sons with her The Ybarez
party have been out nearly all of every day.
Yesterdnv Mm<\ Thares looked for the chamois
bag in which she kept her jewels and it was
p^ne. She searched evaj where to no purpose.
Mme. Tbares sent one of her sons to the Wept
Thtrtteth-st. station last night. He cxi Itedly
told the police of the robbery. It is believed that
the thieves trot into the room with a pass key. It
is ;.ls.i supposed that the] knew where th- jew
• Is were exactly, or that they carefully searched
without disturbing anything but the chamois
Among the Jewels are ■ brooch, bird shaped,
made of diamonds; a pair Of diamond earring*,
a pair of gold, diamond and pearl earrings. and
a bracelet of diamonds and pearls.
The value of the Jewell as heirloom is much
Beftor Felix is so much put out about the rob
bery thrt he has privately offered a reward of
several hundred dollars for th« detection of the
thief or the. return of the Jewels.
MURDERED IX HIS CABIN,
Captain of Schooner Shot — His For
mer Cook Shot Him.
<"apta!n George. Townsend. of p.-irneßnt. N. J.
was fhot and killed in the cabin of the three mast
ed schooner Chartea Buckley, lying at Pro*p«-rt
ave.. South Brooklyn, yesterday. List night five
detectives, at the Bowery and <'anal-st., Manhat
tan, arrested Charles Burnesc, who was formerly
employed as a cook by <>ptain Townsend, and
who. sceordtag to the Information Elven to the
police was the '.Ist man in the captain's cabin.
It seems that Bunted made one trip on the P.'ick
lev about two months nz'i. When the vessel re
turned he gave up his Job because the captain
would n"i pay him JK> more The vessels m-id*- nn
other trip and rrnrh<*d Brooklyn again several days
ago. YestTfiny afternoon a man. wlm members of
th-i cr' j w s;iy was the former cook, went to the
pier and, after chatting with now of his old com
rades lumped aboard tbe boat and entered the
captain's cabin. Ten ntnatea later he was seen
walking up the pier it v.a.s not long afterward
that the mate found Captain Townsend lying In a
poo! of blood on the floor. He was dead, having
been shot four times.
Twelve years at" a brother of faptHln Town
send put to pea in a sister ship to the Buckley
an<! wrs never heard of aealn.
The co..k later confessed to the murder. sa\lng
the captain was n. mean man.
INDEPENDENTS GIVE IN.
Denied That Rockefeller Ordered Colorado
Fuel and Iron Strike Settled.
Denver. Nov. 12.— The independent mines In the
>'or<h«'rn <"olorado field are resuming. Nine rnlnp*
are now working ther«\ with a total of 2* 1 m"n and
a daily output of Sfift tons. Negotiations are under
way for the resumption of every independent pro
ducer In tho district by Una Say. The settlement Is
on an eight-hour basis, with some concesslsaa in
Humors of a conference between operators and
union leaders which, it is believed, would result In
an adjustment Of their differences have been In
circulation, but they lack confirmation Assurances
are liven by the iar»t»- coal companies that there
win b« no coal famine in this city or elsewhere :n
in- State. It Is proposed to bring coal from the
East if Mcotumry. The management of the Col
orado Fuel and Iron <"ompany has instructed all its
dealers to pell the product of its mines at the
same prices as l*?fore the strike was called.
Trinidad. Col.. Nov. 12.-A report from Pueblo
that John D. Rockefeller had t- It**™ plied to oin
dals of the Colorado Fuel and iron Company to
the effect that th present strike of th- company s
employes must be settled at once is denied here.
J E Malt by. 01 the Colorado Fuel and Iron Com
[,ar.\, declared to-day that »he report was without
foundation "You can add." he continued ''that
thore rill >>• ■ fight to the finish. Mr Rockefeller
hi* written Mr Kebier a congratulatory letter.
uu>rcßsin£ hli approval ot every etey taKen.
Panama Minister to the United States, who
will be received by President Roosevelt
BITTER FIGHT OVER WOOD
XOMIXATIOX HELD TT.
Hanna and Teller Leading Opposi
tion — Confirmation Expected.
[raoM the Tiunr/xE bcreac]
Washington, Nov. 12.— The bitterness with
which the fight against the confirmation of
Leonard Wood as a major general will be con
ducted became evident to-day, when one prom
inent Senator characterized the aspirant for
promotion In scathing terms. Senator Teller,
who requested in executive session yesterday
that the nomination be held up until evidence
could be submitted to the Military Affairs Com
mittee, says that his only object in so doing was
to enable certair army officers to present per
tinent evidence to th«. committee.
Senator Hanno maintains that such a promo
tion should not be granted until certain grave
charges against the general have been thor
oughly Investigated. It is evident, moreover.
that Mr. Hanna hopes that the. consideration of
this subject by a Senate committee may result
in exonerating, at least in a measure, his friend.
Estes G. Rathbone. to whom Mr Hanna believes
a great injustice has Been done
There is a general disposition on the Demo
cratic eide of the Senate to criticise' the rapid
promotion of General Wood, but the adminis
tration Senator? meet this argument with the
statement that General Wood received his briga
dier generalship from President McKlnley as a
reward for his notable services In Cuba, that
the army regulations made it impossible for
President McKinley to advance General "Wood
to any grade other than that of a brigadier gen
eral, and that, his promotion having been con
firmed by the Senate at that lime. If is now too
late for the rame body to consider the ex
pediency of such np^l promotion.
Attention is railed. mor«iv»r. to the fact that
President RoosevHr has no option other than
to accord to General Wood the promotion for
which he Is row nominated, it comes to him by
virtue of his seniority, it If declared, and for
the President to ignore his claims would doubt-
I* 1 ??; he construed as a repudiation by th» Presi
dent of President McKinley's original selection
of Wood as a brigadier general.
Senator Koraker will urge the confirmation of
General Wood's promotion. He is in possession
of th" statement made by the coner;tl before his
departure for the Philippines, in which he re
plies to the Rathbone ntle^Ptions. and it. in the
opinion of the Ohio Senator, completely refute?
Hathbonr's charges. Most of the members of
the <~"ommittee on Military Attain are trying to
preserve a judicial position, and that committee
will give ■ hearing to Senators Hanna and
Teller on Thursday next, at which they will be
nt liberty to. produce such evidence as they may
have at their command. Unless, however, they
succeed in convincing the committee that Gen
eral Wood has been guilty of conduct of which
few even suspect him at the present time, his
nomination will be favorably reported and
«By The Associated PTCM >
Washington. Nov. 12. — nomination of
Robert Shaw Oliver, of New-York, to be As
sistant Secretary of War. was ordered favor
ably reported by the Senate Committee on Mili
tary Affairs to-day. No action was taken on
the nomination of Brigadier General Leonard
Wood to be major general, in view of the re
quest made yesterday In executive session by-
Senator Teller, that he have an opportunity to
make inquiries concerning Genera] Wood's mili
tary record. Senator Proctor. the acting chair
man, will call a second meeting of the Com
mittee on Military Affairs within a few days
It la the intention now that the meeting shall
be public, and ■ hearing granted to all persons
opposed to the nomination of General Wood.
The committee voted to recommend confirmation
of the appointment of Major General Samuel B.
M. Young to he lieutenant general, to decreed
General Miles, retired. The appointment of
Brigadier General Samuel S. Stunner to h<»
major general, made before that of General
Wood, was ordered favorably reported
So lons as the nomination of General Wood
is held up. about one hundred nominations of
other army officers will remain unacted on. as
their promotion depends on that of General
GETS $1,000,000 FROM PAINT MAN.
Settlement of Guess Will Contest Gives Mary
Comey All She Asked.
[by mWUfI TO the TRinrxn. 1
Philadelphia. Waif. 12.— Under the terms of the
agreement In th« John Lucas will contest. Mary
C'omey will receive H.OOMOI as her share of the
.-state of the paint manufacturer. At the. time of
Lucas*! death, in MM, hi>= personal estate was val
ued at |MM*t. and hie real CStata holdings in New.
Jersey and his interest in the paint manufacturing
company were estimated at about $2..VN\c«»t. hut It
1* now said that the total value of his estate is
considerably &nt HUM**
Mar] '■"in<'v claimed I dower right in this es»
tnte as Lucas's .-ommon law wife, and the settle
ment gives her practically evervthlnff she <Vmrtr.fi
ed I'nder the terms of LOCOS'* will, provision
was mnne for her. but she art* not satisfied and
began suit whet! the other heirs leftttOd to accord
her what she cußtendOd was her $9* propwUoß of
FOURTH WIFE FOR J. C. PRITCHARD.
[BT IBtl<s*APn TO mi Tllßr\E. !
A.«h«vllle. N C Nov 12— Justice Jeter C Pritch
ard of the Supreme Court Of the District of Co
lumbia. ex-Senator from North Carolina, will wed
Mint Lillian Baum. of Washington, on Saturday
morning, at 10 o'clock. A brief trip to New-York
will follow the sending. This will make the fourth
time Justice Prltchard h«8 been married.
The nicely discriminative will u»« Delattroi' Per
fumta. Myrtla, Aglala and Vtolettea Celeste*. -Advt,
A PRESAGE OF I' lf TORY.
Remits of Recent Contents Point to
Republican Success Next Year.
[WHOM TFTB TRrscsß *ClU!4r. ]
Washington. Nov. 12.— 1n the la*t general elec
tion the Republican." carried thirty States, hav
ing 314 electoral votes, while the Democrats
carried only fifteen, having 162 electoral votes.
Rhode Island Is included In the above calcula
tion, because, although the Democrats elected a
Governor, the Republicans carried all els«.
Ever since the election, on November 3. many
export political calculators have been working
with pencil and paper with those results in
view, and the conclusions here presented are
some of the deductions of one of the most skilful
among the Republican politician*.
A comparison with the results of the McKtn
ley-Roosevelt election shows a loss of Maryland,
with eltjht votes li. the Electoral College, but
that Is more than offset by the train of Colo
rado, Idaho and Montana, with a total of eleven
votes. A comparison with 1891* shows a loss of
Kentucky, which in turn is offset by the gain of
Nevada. Colorado. X'tah, Montana and Idaho.
By a carefully prepared table it Is shown that
ever since the organization of the Republican
! party that party which has carried those States
; having a majority of th* electoral votes at th*
election preceding • Presidential year has car-
I ried the Presidency, with one exception, In IK7K.
' when the Democrats had carried in the year
preceding the election States which cast a ma
jority of votes In the Electoral College, but. on
the other hand, it is remarked that considerable
difficulty was experienced even that year by th«
Republicans in seating President Hayes.
With regard to Maryland, it Is remarked, as
i a coincidence, that it was lost by almost pre
. ciflf-ly the same majority as four years ago.
Smith having had a plurality of 12.123 and "War
field a plurality of 12.11 W. The result this* year
, can be attributed to two prime causes the form
; of the billot, which eliminated a large portion
j of the negro vote, and Mr. Gorman's Injection
! of the race question into the campaign. It is
I roted. however, that Republican gains were gen-
I eral in the white counties.
The following tahla i? submitted in connection
with the above conclusions:
Tear <>f Pronliicn- , Electoral vote .
tiiU election. Rep Dem. Other *Rep. *Dem.
1*7.; 180 IM — I+4 22'
l^i 214 M — 2°* I*-"*
ISM I*2 21!» — 13* 28»
UH ... 2.X1 icy* — 1M 20*
IM I*s 277 22 1«2 252
UM 271 IT* — «32
1(V» 202 IM — SB I*2
1904 — _ Sl* 1«
•How electoral rotes wotiM have !-»en <Itvvie<l had at
the Pr«"sM».nt)al e><-tton »»rh State been carried by the
party •Met a' 'he last election preceding th» year of
the Fr»;-.i<>.-- election had a plurality in M
EXPLOSIOX HURTS FIVE
Asphyxiation Tank in Dog Pound
ABOUT 130 ANIMALS ESCAPE.
Five persons were injured, one so seriously
that he may die. as a result of a gas explosion
in an iron tank used for asphyxiating dog^ in<\
cats in the dog pound, ai East One-hundred
and-second-st and the East River, yesterday.
The explosion wrecked the interior of the build
ing r\n>\ broke every pane of glass in it. .About
15i> .logs and cats escaped, and are at larg
about H.irl»m. The Injured are:
OOODENOtTOH. Th<->ma*. for'y-flve y«ars si ' M
"46 Weal T^ifto-r.rh !" sralp -wound, ■-■if ore*
rtfrht eve. badly b'irn« I 'l about fac*- and hanii». in
<ur.-d Internally, taken to Harlem Hospital and
will probably dl»
T,IN'~K. Joseph, iwe»ty-tto»s \»irs eM !U 2.""')
Thir«-i-av» . •lightly l>ml»ed ; stt«nde<l ii") w«nt
READ. J*m flftv var* "Id. in '•hare* nt p^utid.
sli*hMv brm»<"i and WWrt h"i»»
BCHOFIELI>. 11111 l tr»-»n»v fl< » MM »M. |0j 111
\\>?' Kiftio'h-ot . rata ab'iuf fmce inn n»ni>,
■lIICill and hair 9\nf<i mtt; attaaeM «nd went
BCHOENFEI D, Charl«t ta#>nty-nr» y»«rs old. Xfv
J. 141 Thtrd-av*.. c«ti a»eat fa<-o. nair slmtf-l and
Internal injuries; M Hurl"m Hospital.
Heroic work was .lone by Patrolman Raum
b.ich. of the East n e-hundred-and-fourth-s».
station, who draased several of the injured
men from the wrecked building. Had he not
done so it is probable thai they would have been
asphyxiated. The injured men were attended by
i>r^. Kraaafeoaf an.l S< hnepel, of the Ballon
The tank in which the explosion occurred Ml
about 13 feet lons. « feet wide and •"• feet high.
There is an iron door in the southern end.
through which the animals are put into the
tank. The top is covered with fjaaj window*, so
that the attendant! may watch the asphyxia
tion proceee Goodenonah drives one of the
wagons and is the bead dog catcher connected
with the pound. Bchofteld is his assistant. A
number of dogs and c.its had just been asphyxi
ated, and th.' men were about to unload the
can asses from the tank an 1 refill it with the
doomed animals. BehoenfeM and Unck had just
gone into the building, looking for dogs they had
lost. Read, the superintendent, was seated at
his desk writing.
The cause of the e\j.|oston i« not deflnitely
known. Superintendent Read advances the
theory that one Of the dogs in the tank, suffer
ing from mF.nE" might have been washed wirh
phosphorous. Goodcnough was just about to
opop. the door <rf the tank when the explosion
c.-:me. He was thrown against the partition
with great force and ■ sheet of flame coming
from the tank burned him about the far- and
nan. is. He was also struck by flying glass. Th»»
glass windows In the tanks were hlown out and
every window in the building was shattered.
The for. of the explosion blew the partition
over «i^;iinst the west wall of th» building.
Schoenfeld was aught by it and pinioned
against the wall. Linck and Read were thrown
on the floor and were slightly bruised. Srh»
fleld. who had been near Goodenough. was
thrown to the floo«\ He was cut by glass and
his hnir and mustache were singed by the
Patrolman Baumbarh was about a block from
the building when be heard the explosion. He
rushed 10 the main door and opened it. As he
did so he was nearly stifled by Ike (as Linck
and Read were Just regaining their feet and
he led them out Into the open air. Returning
to the office again he found Scnoenfeld pinioned
against the wall. Patrolman Lynch of the
same station had arrived on the scene by that
time, and the two got the man free with much
difficulty. He was unconscious. When They
had taken him outside Read told them that
Goodenough ami Schotiei : were -Mil in the
tankroom. Although nearly overcome them
selves by the gas. they staggered back and suc
ceeded in pulling the two men out Buam
hach then sent in a call U the Harlem Hospital
for two ambulances.
SchofleM. who was in the room with Good
enough, had a narrow escape. He could not
give a cause for the explosion, saying tbat
matches were never used in the tankroom.
However, the place Is lighted by gas and he
thought there might possible have been a leak
In one of the pipes leading Into the tank.
A crowd I mo, toil at two thousand people
gathered about the steer*, of the explosion and
.teveral extr>« policemen were sent there to pre
serve order. The carcasses of. dead cats and
does were strewn about the bulWlnc and a few
PRICE THKEE CENTS.
CONFERENCE on PAN AM V
ITELD AT WHITE HOUSE-
Plan to Meet Democratic Attacks <m x
the Administration's Policy,
["-row m rsrsr^s urssAtr. )
Washington. Nov. 12.— An important and pro-*
tracted conference took place at the Whine
House to-nt«ht. at which the attitude of th*
United States toward the Panama revolution*;
was carefully considered, with a view to devis
ing the moat expeditious and effective means af i
disposing of the criticisms which the Democrat*'
are believed to be preparing to launch against'
the administration's position.
Those present at the conference, in addition tt> ,
the President, were Secretaries Hay and Wilson
and Senators Hale. Fairbanks. Hanna, Plan, of
Connecticut: Spooner and Allison. At the clow*
of the- conference none of those who ha/1 be«n
present would talk for publication, although tt
was admitted that Panama, had been the chief
subject under discussion, and it -was Intimated'
that the Republican leaders in the Serate had
made themselves so familiar with the subject as .
to plac* them m a position where they wilt havs»l
no difficulty In refuting every sophistry an<t!
ansrtreringr every argument which th« opposition j
is likely to present.
Senator Teller Is known to be- the leadtaaM
spirit In the agitation of this subject, and he ha4»j
prepared an extended speech, but Senator Ow«i
man Is still endeavoring to induce his colleague*
to refrain from placing; the Democrats In at
ridiculous light before the country.
Stones Throzi-n at U. S. Vice Consul
— Panama Warns Reyes.
Colon. Nov. 12 — The royal mail steamer OrM
noco arrived here this morning, bringing news*
of General Torres and the. Colombian troops
whom she took from here after the proclamation;
of the Republic of Panama. The soldiers be
haved well on the voyage.
On the arrival of General Torres and hi 3'
troops at Cartagena, the n^-w» of events on th«
isthmus quickly spread and caused excitement.
Genera! Torres and his officers were threatenei
with arrest as traitors, but the- threat was not
pur Into effect. The populace. gr*atly <ixctted.
soon crowded the streets, crying. "Down Wtth
the Americans'" The United States Consul.
Mr. Ingersoll. f earing violence, remained shut.
up in the consulate.
The Ba.rranquilla authorities had Intend*,!
sending three hundred Colombian troops by th*
Orinoco to Cartagrna, hot after learning that
th« vessel had landed General Torres and hi
men there decided to keep th- troops at Bar
The excitement, at BarranquilTa infr^aaed wit?»
the spreading of the news of the secession of?
the is hmus. wh'>h was suppteaM by -t •
Lggerated accounts of th«» pnr* player! by t*.*
United State? Panamas declaration of Inde
pendence -vas read from a newspaper by tht
Prefect to \ <-rowd assembled in the Pliza. anil
was greeted with furious outcries and shout*
of rw»Th tn the P>»nn - 1 " mi 'I>ith Id **■*
Anaerlranar The Prefect follow 'h° r»idinjr
by t sjaeari. hi whsri hi aseharai nal th» '""«
lonMaa go<-f>riwn»nt. would never p^rmi' tba
c-.>^r?!si'->n of the isthmus. »»rj<l would win baclc
th» im t^T-ritorv sj any coat Tba aami in t^>
Flaza indulged tfl many extravaganf ItlWJtm
ATTACK «"►>; a YtCK-CCBKSUI*
The T'ni'e.l State? Vice-Consul. Mr Lovela.'-.
was sitting on a balcony of his house a' Bar
raaajaann is najhl. iv?i»n f>\-(>T-\\ stones w»r'>
thrown at him. He retired ir.flonra. and was
not further molested by the Colombians.
The people of Baa*aaajaaaa seem to have been
swept off their balance, by the suddenness nr.tt
seriousness of th» news. Revolutionary talk be
gan Immediately. arM threats were ide against
the Congressman responsible for the failure* t »
ratify the Hiy-H?rran canal treaty.
Fears nre entertained for the s-.nfety of Amer
icans in Colon:! and of the possibiitty of th^
an^er of the populace being vented against for
eicners generally. The authorities at Savanlllx
have mounted two obsolete guns, covering th>
Tf,» r » i ? ne eoaahraaathi iof th* rumors whic*»
hnve renrhed Colon. ftut Pr^sidenr OhM <^f
VenezuelT, BfOottßfJ by the piieht of th* po,
cota government, will take action aaaai Co
lombia in r»\-enge f' ' th" aid the Oalombtswa
Rovernmer.t gave tr» C,en»r!»l %fat<Ts ar 1 t'n^
PRISONERS TO BK TRANSFOnTKP
About fifty officers and civilian employes *P
he former government of the Department r>f
Panama, who refused to take the oath of sdhaaV
ance to the new republi< . and who have been
held at Panama since November .1. arrived her«
to-day over the Panama Railroad under a,
heavily armed escort.
The train backed to the pier alongside th«»
Spanish steamer Leon XIII. The prisoners
alighted and boarded the steamer between Its SB
of soldiers'. The pier Is now guarded to prevent
escape. Th* steamer will sail to-morrow.
Thirteen other prisoners arrested *r>l held her
for similar reasons were also escorted aboard
the Leon XIII. and will be landed at SavaaJasn,
The Panama government is paying the paseaaap
of the prisoners, to each of whom was offered a
month* salary- The offer was accepted by th«
General Obaldia. former Governor of the De
partment of Panama, who is generally believed
to have been fully cognizant of the secession
movement, and who. owing Be his sympathy
with the movement, did not while Governor **f
Panama Inform the Colombian government of
the true state of affairs on the isthmus, is now
at liberty in Panama, the city in which he was
born. The imprisonment following his arrest la
looked upen as having been practically a farce,
everybody knowing that he would never return
The prisoners sent on board toe Leon KILL