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Involving the return of the syndicate profits.
and to facilitate him in every way as a public
official on the judicial settlement of the claims
?-rchihald f. Haynes. of No. 25 Broad-st.,
called his agents before him in the morning and
told them that the Equitables business had been
poor since the publication of the Companys
troubles. He sail that he knew that many of
T,he men could not afford to continue without
doing any business, and added that if any of
tvieni wis'? ,,.: ?.? ;-,-sigf. ?h.-y could do so without
-O? slightest hard feeling" on his part. A num?
ber "? ? them pr..:.".*t'> hi::.:-l 1"? t^eir reM ? r.a
The executive committee. James H. Hyde,
chairman, met again for a short time. Paul
Morton left Washington for this city last night.
August Belmont said that he had not been in?
formed that any action has been taken on his
rei-ignation or letter, and that he had not even
received an acknowledgment of the letter from
Aseemblyman Foelker. of King's County, hru?
called a meeting of policyholders for next Tues
dav to pass resolutions asking Governor Hig*
gi-ns either to bring the general question of In?
surance before the extra session or to appoint
an investigating committee.
In a letter he was reported ?? have sent to
Sovernor Higgins he asked for a hearing next
week for himself and tbe pollcyhoidere he rep?
Through Third Vice-President W? ??
Morton sent cable messages yesterday to all the
Eou table's representatives in foreign countries
S toem that the strength and solvency ot
?the society were not in question, ^ttofW
evils reported in the management heretofore
would be eradicated entirely In the future.
The fact of tw.o names of general offich-Ua
either dead or retired being still entered in the
?ooletys payroll remains largely unexplained At
?he office of Thomas P. Jordan it was stated that
the controller was still absent, and that he alone
could furnish Information asked for.
A director of the Equitable who shared in the
syndicate operations said last night:
In my opinion, the most interesting point at
present in Equitable affairs is not the suit soon
to be brought by the Attorney General to test
the legality of the much discussed syndicate
operations, but rather whether an attempt is
to be made to eliminate altogether the stock
control of the company. For my p?art, I do not
see how this is to be accomplished.
Legislation, of course, would be necessary, and
I believe the Governor haa handed down the
opinion that this is not a question for the legis?
lature to deal with. The constitution protects
the rights of property, and I do not think that
the holders of Equitable stock can be forced to
part with the same except on terms agreeable
to them. It seems to me incredible that steps
will be taken to disturb the present trusteeship
of the stock purchased and owned by Thomas
F. Ryan. I would far rather trust my interest
in the Equitable to the "thieving, grafting, dis?
honest" directors who are at present in control
than to the votes of 000.000 policvholders scat?
tered all over the world.
Asked to discuss the suit which the Attorney
General is expected to bring against the sharers
in the syndicate operations, the same director
I think the public and the policyholders are
tired of discussing these syndicate transactions.
The legality of the operations will soon be de?
cided in the courts. The amounts Involved are
not large. When I entered the deals ln which
i had a share I thought them legal, and I think
the ?ame now. I gave my personal check for
my share, and I am now Involved in one of the
syndicate deals which shows a loss more than
large enough to wipe out all the profits I ever
The funds of the Equitable were not used ln
these syndicate transactions, as has been so
often stated. Each member gave a check for
the amount allotted to him, and the society did
the same whenever it figured ln the deals. It
was only In the safest transactions that the
society was a partner, and it made a handsome
profit in every Instance. Nothing is heard about
the underwriting operations in which "James H.
Hvde and Associates" took a lose.
This Is -easily explaised. for the Equitable
never figured ln these transactions, and they are
not pertinent to the present discussion. It
??eems to me that the -ftYfcrnbers who took part
tn the various ey-ndicat-ats will have to defend
th<- suite brought by the Attorn-ey General. "-i-Tot
to do so would be to admit a feeling of guilt. It
would be like retiring under fire. I would
gladly draw a check for all the profits I ever
re?-i'ived to escape the trouble and notoriety,
but I make It a matter of principle never to
back down when I f??el that I am in the right.
Until I see the charge which ls brought. I do
not know what I shall do. I have no idea what
the other sharers in the syndicates will do. I
have not asked a single member. I have not
even spoken to Mr. Hyde on the subject. As I
said before, I think that this phase of the con?
troversy ls now a dead letter.
When asked for an opinion on the report that
District Attorney Jerome will bring a criminal
suit, the director said:
t do not think this is worth discussing There
has oeen nothing criminal in these syndicate
operations. I am sure of that.
HENDRICKS TO REPLY TO CRITICS.
Syracuse. June 23,-Supprintendent Hendricks said
to-day regarding comment that his department
should have earlier r.scertalned irregularities in the
conduct of the Equitable Society, that he had ex
rel_rdwhfchh hIitLCii!m?Btid that he had an answer
INSURANCE LA W CHANGES
Senator Brackett Would Have Re?
vision All Along the Line.
IBT TELEGRAPH TO THE ?????G?? ]
Abany. June 23-Senator Bracket to-dav de
dared himself in favor of legislative action to
Z7L r ."_!_!__ the Et?ultabl, s??nation, but to
out w/t?v,r r7UlaUnn ?f ?? ?????? companies,
outlined the changes he advocate in the Insurance
tawa attacked President Roosevelt's r-cnmmeiida
tl??n for federal control and suggested that Attor
b-roU^T*!?-,MaytT "llBht make U8e of his sult*
?Zf ,, .* name * Mary S' ***** ?o compel
???,,? ? ?? m0n*y 0f th* E^-t^le wrongfully
i ? - e fon"np,1,ed ? ?><- strength and
actlvny of (he _**?, lobby at Albany He ex?
pressed the opinion, however, that there was now
_?JT?? -, * kK,slat,ve investigation. Senator
?nt?l "?????? lf'Uthf .''?- ?? ?Mlbng S lili
f_?ii<-..J .?. . tr"?? idt-ation can be mot I
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gasai A?iva?S3 H??;
insurance directors have an int?rV_t t??. W c _.the
be made a felony. Then? ? WWe ?, .t?U.h to
should be Passed empowering ? ? |uper1nteandem
Of Insurance to fix the salaries of in?umnne nm
?? A"' hlS aPr,rOVal ????<? ?Sy
But there aie other charges that I believe should
YOUR AILMENT is NATURE'S
To overcome that ailment
Yoq reqnire Nature's Assistance.
Is Nature's Own Remedy.
10 FAMILY SHOULD IYER BE
CAUTION.?fcumiw th! Captait and ere tha!
U U taarhed ff.Vv.?" FRr'IT SALT; ?ihtrwitt
r<M< .'?roe l>.e ttncrrul form a.' flattery
It'll AT U.S.
rreeerea only by J. C ENO Ltd. FEUIT
SALT' W0BK.S. Under.. SE, Ear ?
by J C. EHOS Fttnt
WbolefMle of -?ttmn K. KOrotHA A CO 2f
?, ?ad 3?. Korlb WiUunij Str?_*i. New "York.
be made. Tontino anil ??omt tontine r?llele? should
k? w.jo.-l out. or jTovIsion mado for the declaring
?>? .? dividend annunliy Industrial l:;sur.u. .? should
be abolished, or laws made permitting exceedlngly
few lapses. This Is the sort of Insurance that
draws the dimes and quarters of the poor servant
girts. As for infant insurance, that should be
guarded against as etrinjrently as murder. As for
the drafting of a law to compel mutualization and
the surrender of stock. I drafted such a law last
year, but I have grave doubts about its constitu?
tionality, and merelv put it in to bring the ?juea
tion to public attention. One more point about the
standardizing of Insurant investments. Hl?h up
on the lists there should be placed the flret mort?
gage bonds based on real estate.
I have expressed mv opinion on the insurance
lobbv. Governor Higgins says he is not acquainted
with It. Well. I don't know any more about It
than any one else, but I kaiow that there is a lot
of people here every session who seem to be tre
rrendously interested in all legislation affecting in?
surance companies? people who come out in the
open and tell you what you can and what you can t
doT No one unfamiliar with the dfttalls of l?gis?
lative history made at Albany can dream of the
grip of the great insurance interests on lawmaking
Governor HiKgins -?id to-day'that he had received
no announcement of any ma_?s meeting to be called
here by Assemblyman 2f^^*___?5___^_>_?_
lyn. next week, to appeal to the Governor ror leg?
ELLIS ISLAND MEMCIFUL.
Red Tape Waived fori Immigrant
Hurrying to Get Fortune.
Patrick Ferris, of Belfast, wasjnot delayed at
Ellis Island by the customary red tape and of?
ficial procedure yesterday, and ? his children's
fortunes were saved. He was a passenger on
the Teutonic, which was delayed because of fog,
and as Ferris was due at the Surrogate's office,
all the officials of the immigration service com?
bined to hasten the man on his Journey.
Mr. Ferris received word in Ireland that hie
sister had died in this city, leaving $40,000 to be
divided among his five children. Learning that
the will was to be contested, and that his chil?
dren's share would be lost unless he appeared in
New-York at a certain time, he immediately
booked passage on the first ship he could catch.
Mr Ferris travelled in the steerage, and. accord?
ing to the regular custom, he should have gone
to Ellis Island, but when the officials learned of
his case thev did everything ln their power to
facilitate his movements. It was a tight squeeze,
but Ferris won, with a few minutes to spare.
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"AUTO" TANK BLOWS UP.
Buckingham Cki-ests Watch Driver
Give Gymnastic Exhibition.
Henry H. Shearson, of No. 221 West o7th-st.
with his wife and a friend, was in an auto?
mobile in 5th-ave. late last night, when some?
thing got out of order. The machine waa
stopped opposite the Hotel Buckingham. John
Hlnes, the driver, tried to find out what was
wrong. While he was looking the tank ex?
ploded, and he threw a somersault to the side?
walk, but was not burned. Some one turned
in an alarm, and the guests of the hotel ran to
the windows ln great excitement.
Hines was not severely hurt, and the pas?
sengers escaped entirely. The machine was a
UNABLE TO SAVE DROWNING FRIEND.
Fall River Man Nearly Loses Own Life
Trying to Rescue Comrade.
Daniel Sheehan, twenty-two years old, of No.
341 Mlddle-st., Fall River, was drowned in
Gravesend Bay, off Bay 14th-s*L, Bath Beach,
yesterday afternoon. He was rowing in a boat
with William Turner, of No. 23 Mystic-st., Fall
River, when the craft overturned as the young
men were changing places.
Sheehan was unable to swim, and Turner
made a brave attempt to save him, but the <_x
ertion was too much, and he nearly lost his own
life. Sheehan went down and Turner managed
to reach the boat, to which he clung until he
had regained some of his strength. Then he
swam ashore. Sheehan's body was recovered
and taken to the Morgue. The young men had
been spending a few days with friends in Bath
OAKLEY CANNOT GIVE CONTRACT.
Restrained from Buying Hydrants from a
On application of the Kennedy "Valve Manu?
facturing Co.. Justice Kelly, ln the Supreme
Court. Brooklyn, yesterday granted a temporary
injunction restraining Water Commissioner John
T. Oakley from carrying out the terms of a
contract for fire hydrants for the new high
pressure service, awarded to the A. P. Smith
Manufacturing Company. The injunction Is re?
turnable June 27.
The bid of the Smith company for 1,050 hy?
drants and forty-five fireboat connecting hv
drants was J 104,000, while the Kennedy com?
pany bid $88,000. It is said that the hydrants of
the former were tho only ones among those of
five bidders which passed the test. Commissioner
Oakley referred the matter to the Corporation
Counsel, who advised that the Board of Estimate
be asked to authorize the awarding of tho con?
tract to the Smith company. At the conclusion
of the argument before the Board of Estimate
Mayor McClellan told Commissioner Oakley that
he ought to be able to run his own department.
ORDER OF RELEASE FOR FREE MAN.
Patrick Melody Discharged from Workhouse
When Friends Come to Get Him.
Magistrate Baker ln the Jefferson Market
Court yesterday investigated the discharge of
Patrick Melody, who was supposed on leaving
the Workhouse to be in the custody of persons
interested in his welfare. Michael O'Sullivan. a
lawyer, who brought the matter before the
court, said that the discharge granted to him
the day before for the release of Melody was
given to a clerk to be delivered to the keeper
of the Workhouse. The clerk was late In ar?
riving at the Workhouse, and Melody had already
been discharged from custody. Mr. O'Sullivan
said he had arranged to take the old man to
friends, whose names he gave the court.
Magistrate Baker learned that he had com?
mitted Melody on an ordinary "five day commit?
ment," which calls for tho detention of a pris?
oner only five days from the date of arrest.
Melody, who was arrested Saturday, was free
to leave yesterday morning, and did so. Melody
Is confined in Bellevue Hospital, and is suffer?
ing from inanition.
KIRKMAN'S MIXED COMPANY IN PRISON.
IBT TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBUNE. 1
Leavenworth, Kan.. June 2.?.?Captain George
W. Kirkman, 25th Infantry, was brought to the
federal penitentiary this morning by Captain
Edgar A. Macklln. to serve a three years' sen?
tence at hard labor. He had two telescopes and
two large trunks filled with clothing. He was
photographed in his traveling suit. He was
taken to the hospital, where he was examined
physically. The prison officials were under the
impression that Kirkman would feign Insanity
on arrival. He will be detained In a large room
with about a hundred new arrivals for a few
days. There is not enough work for all the pris?
oners at present, and he will be held at the old
prison in a room with Indians, Mexicans, ne?
groes and whites.
NEW-YORK PASTOR FOR CINCINNATI.
IBT TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBUNE.]
Cincinnati, June 23.?The Wyoming Presby?
terian Church to-day extended a call to the
Rev. John Grant, of New-York, to succeed the
Rev. John Horton. The Rev. Mr. Grant, who
preached on two consecutitre Sundays recently.
created a favorable impression. \He will accept
the call ln the next few days, slid take charge
of the church on August 1. r
NEW HOUSE FOR SONS OF ISRAEL.
The Grand Lodge of the Free Sons of Israel will
probably soon bull?! a new clubhouse for the benefit
of Its members. Thie order ha? a capital of nearly
$_,aoo,000, and has been in existence for more ttian
fifty years. Some little time ago it gave (10,000 to
Mount Sinai Hoepltal, for which It received per?
manently two beds for poor and sick members of
ACTION ON KIR1N ROAD.
: Japanese Check and Pursue a Force
Tokio. June 23.?The following official dis
! patch has been received from the headquarters
| of the Japanese armies in Manchuria:
In the vicinity of Yinge-Cheng on June 21 a
thousand of the enemy's infantry, pressing our
scouts, advanced, and when they reached Hsian
Gyang-Cheu, ten miles southeast of Wan-Kau
Tzekau, our forces repulsed them, with heavy
loss, and pursued them to the vicinity of Wei
After our force which occupied Yang-Mu
Lin-Tzu on June 19 had completed their mission
The enemy, consisting of three battalions nnd
four squadrons, with twelve guns, advanced
through the eastern districts of the Kirln road,
and moved southward on June 21. From 11:30 in
the morning his infantry gradually appeared
on tho heights between Cha-Pen-Gon and Li
Chia-Tun, and his artillery posted on the
heights of Lien-Hua-Chies shelled the northern
heights of Nan-Tchen-Tze.
Our force, after a few hours' engagement, as?
saulted this offensive and completely repulsed
the enemy, ?captured the heights and pursued
Otherwise the situation is unchanged.
St, Petersburg, June 23.?According to to?
day's news from the front, the Japanese, after
dri\**ing ln the Russian advance posts, paused
yesterday. Doubt seems to exist at the Russian
headquarters whether Field Marshal Oyama has
yet placed his columns in position to strike, or
is assuming a false offensive for effect on the
The advices add that belief in the prompt con?
clusion of peace Is weakening, and that tho
heat is intolerable, even the nights affording
Alerieff's Retirement?The Liberal
St. Petersburg, June 23.?The announcement
of Admiral Alexieff's retirement was not accom?
panied by the usual rescript of praise, and it
bears all the marks of imperial disfavor. The
retirement of Grand Duke Alexis as high ad?
miral, and of Alexieff ?as Viceroy of the Far
East, and the suppression of the Far Eastern
Committee ln quick succession is the best evi?
dence that Japan could need that the Emperor
has washed his hands of the whole Manchurian
adventure. Admiral Alexieff, however, has been
appointed a member of the Council of the Em?
pire, and will continue to hold offlce as aide
de camp general to the Emperor.
A story Is current ln the city that the day
before Grand Duke Alexis resigned the post of
high admiral he received a formal warning
from the terrorists, informing him that unless
he retired within twenty-four hours sentence
on him would be passed and executed.
The Liberal press greets the end of the Far
Eastern Committee with a howl of exultation, as
being the final blow to the policy which led to
the present war. The "Slovo," M. Wine's or?
gan, traces the origin of the war to M. Plehve's
administration, and concludes:
The black page which preceded the bloody
pages of the book of our Far Eastern affairs
has at last been torn out by the Emperor, and
all Russia will rejoice.
The Minister of the Interior has prohibited the
publication of the "Russ" for a month on the
recommendation of the Assistant Minister of the
Interior, General Trepoff. The "Russ," which
has an immense circulation, has recently been
the government's most severe critic.
The Governor General of the Caucasus has
telegraphed to the Minister of the Interior that
order has been restored at the city of Erivan,
but excitement still prevails in the villages of
A letter from the Caucasus says the Molokans
have prepared to follow the example of the
Doukhobors, and are beginning to emigrate to
America in order to escape official oppression.
MOB I LI ? A TION ORDERS.
Twenty Thousand Men To Be
Used for Defence at Home.
St. Petersburg, June 23.?Preparations for the
mobilization of troops in the Moscow district
have been completed. There will be a medical
examination of 48,000 men, from whom 20,000
will be selected, not for service in the Far East,
but for incorporation in the reserve battalions.
CZARS WORDS DEFINED.
A Sign of Wider Enforcement of
St. Petersburg, June 23.?The official inter?
pretation of the Emperor's speech to the dele?
gates of the zemstvos and mayors at Peterhof
on June 19 is given in the following circular
sent by the Ministry of the Interior to all the
The words pronounced by the Emperor at the
reception of the members of the zemstvos and
municipalities have been incorrectly interpreted
by a part of the periodical press, and several
newspapers have gone so far as to deduce there
frqjn the arbitrary conclusion that the Empe?
ror's words implied an extension of the impe?
rial rescript of 'March 3 to the Minister of the
Interior in the sense of a convocation of rep?
resentatives of the people on the bases of the
existing constitutions of the countries of West?
It was clearly shown by the Emperor's words
that the conditions of such a convocation were
to be based on an order of things responding to
Russian autocratic principles, and his majesty's
words contain absolutely not the least indica?
tion of the possibility of modifying the funda?
mental laws of the empire.
Consequently the Central Administration of
Press Affairs, by order of the Minister of the
Interior, informs all publications appearing
without censorship that the Emperor's words
can be published only in the form in which
they were reported in the "Official Messenger,"
without additions or abbreviations, and in order
to prevent distortion of the Biffnificanra of the
imperial words it is found necessary to prohibit
the publication in the press of any kind of de?
ductions or interpretations which do not ac?
cord with the direct and clear meaning of the
WARNING TO RUSSIAN CRUISERS.
British Warships to Carry Orders to the
Dnieper and Rion.
St. Petersburg. June 23.?In consequence of
British representations, British warships will
be dispatched to convey orders to the Russian
auxiliary cruisers Dnieper and Rion to cease
interference with shipping and to return to
PORT ARTHUR NOT SHUT TO TRADE.
Great Britain Receives Assurances That
Firms Have Not Been Expelled.
London, June 23.?Replying to a question in
the House of Commons to-day in regard to the
reported expulsion of American and European
firms from Port Arthur, the Under Secretary for
Foreign Affairs, Earl Percy, stated that the gov?
ernment had been informed that no such orders
had been given by the Japanese authorities.
Laxative Bromo Quinine, the world wide Cold Cure,
removes the cause. Call for the full name ?nd look
for slanature ?? E. W. Gruve. ?6c.
NO HOPE OF ARMISTICE.
I^amsdorff's Illness Occasions Fear
of Delay in Peace Plans.
G???? THR TRIBUNS BUHBAU..
Washington, June 23.?All hope of an armistice
between Russia and Japan in advance of the j
meeting of the plenipotentiaries has been aban- j
doned here. With the desire, however, of re- ?
ducing to a minimum the sacrifice of human life ?
which seems imminent in Manchuria, the Presi- ?
dent has instructed Ambassador Meyer to make j
representations to Russia regarding the d?sira- |
bility of fixing upon the earliest possible date for j
the Washington conference, and Secretary Hay j
has urged the same view upon Count Cassini, j
Similar representatione have also been made to ;
Japan through Minister Takahira and Minister
Japan Is reluctant to take any further step in
advance of Russia, as Indicated in these dis- ?
patches last night. The Mikado is represented
as feeling that Japan, being the victor, haa
made a great concession by accepting, as a re?
sult of the President's urgent representations,
Russia's unsatisfactory reply to the President's
note, and to maintain that tne next step must
be taken by Russia, if only as an evidence of
good faith. Minister Takahira has, however. In?
formally told the President that he believed the
Japanese plenipotentiaries could reach Washing?
ton by the middle of August. The first formal
proposal for a date of meeting must now come
from St. Petersburg.
The report that Minister Lamsdorff is ill haa
occasioned the fear that nothing definite will
be heard from St. Petersburg in the immediate
future, possibly before the President's departure
for Harvard on Monday, but arrangements have
been made whereby the President will keep in
close touch with Washington, while Secretary
Hay, who leaves here for Lake Sunapee to-mor?
row, will also maintain close relations with the
The only chance for the arrangement of an
armistice, and it is extremely slight, is for
Russia to request it, with an avowal of hope
that peace may result from the coming confer?
ence. From Russian sources, however, it is de?
clared that Russia will never consider even the
possibility of asking Japan to discontinue fight?
ing before General Linevitch has had an oppor?
tunity to demonstrate his capacity as a strate?
gist. It is privately admitted that the chance of
Linevitch's winning a material victory is a des?
perate one, but it is still insisted that Russia
would rather take that chance than pursue a
course which she would regard as humiliating.
It is suggested in diplomatic circles that a
defeat for Linevitch might make easier the
course of Russia in agreeing on terms of peace,
because It would serve to dissuade members
of the war party from their unaltered opposi?
tion to peace negotiations, while it is not be?
lieved that oven another victory would result
in greatly increasing Japan's demands. On the
other hand. If Linevitch were to gain a vic?
tory, it would enable Russia, it 1b argued, to
insist on easier peace terms, and, moreover,
would render the conclusion of a treaty of
peace less humiliating.
It is learned this evening that Count Cassini,
the Russian Ambassador, has booked his pass?
age to Europe for July 11, which would seem to
dispose of the rumor that he would remain here
as Ambassador during the peace conference
and that Baron Rosen might be appointed Rus?
TAKAHIRA VISITS THE PRESIDENT.
Washington, Juno 23.?Mr. Takahira, the Jap?
anese Minister, called at the White House to?
night, and conferred with the President for
three-quarters of an hour. When he left the
White House he was asked If there were any
developments regarding an armistice between
the armies of Japan and Russia. Mr. Takahira
would not discuss the question, but suggested
that there were "some matters" to be settled
ANOTHER RUSSIAN LOAN.
Internal Issue of $100.000,000 To
Be Floated in the Fall.
St. Petersburg, June 23.?At the Ministry of
Finance to-day it was learned that a new In?
ternal loan of $100.000,000 will probably be
floated next fall. The report that the matter is
already under discussion with loca! bankers is
Incorrect, and grew out of the fact that they
have just arranged to take over $17,
500,000 to $22.500,000 assigned to the savings
banks from the last loan, but not placed. The
Finance Minister, M. Kokovseff, Is confident that
there will be little difficulty in floating an in?
ternal loan in the fall. The Minister says that
Russia is in possession of ample funds at
Prices on the Bourse to-day continued to sag,
imperial 4s weakening to 86%.
TELLS TRUTH FOR PEACE.
Object of Potentia Organization
Stated by Agent.
J. D. Whelpley, the American representative
of the "Potentia Organization," made a state?
ment yesterday regarding the purposes of that
body, which was organized in England two years
ago, and has recently opened an offlce at No. 1
Madlson-ave. Its work will be that of a literary
bureau. Mr. Whelpley's statement says In part:
The foundation of the Potentia organization
is based upon a desire for the spread of truth
and of exact knowledge of national and inter?
national ideas and actions. It is proposed to
publish throughout the world, through the
medium of newspapers and reviews, statements
of simple facts and expressions of opinion by the
most eminent public men of all nations on all
important political, social, philosophical, econ?
omic, scientific and artistic questions; to present
the absolutely sincere views of the most qualified
experts on all current international events., and
equally to refute false or biassed news and views
calculated to spread error and to endanger the
peace and progress of the world.
In order to accomplish so lofty and useful an
undertaking, the Potentia organization has been
placed under the supervision and control of com?
mittees constituted in each country of men rep?
resenting all shades of opinion and all spheres
of action, united by a common desire to discover
and disseminate the truth in a spirit of zeal and
HOUSE VOTES LOAN FOR INDIA.
Railway Systems To Be Developed at a Cost
of $100,000.000. ?
London. June 23.?The House of Commons
this afternoon authorized the raising of a loan
not exceeding $100,(XX>,000, with the revenues of
India as security, for the construction, exten
?sion and etjulpment of th? railways of India.
The Secretary for India. Mr. Brodrlck. ex?
plained that the money was required to enable
the government **o take over the Bombay-Baroda
railway, and to extend the programme for rail?
way building throughout the country. It is not
proposed to issue the loan all at once.
GEN. LYTTELT0N HAS NOT RESIGNED.
Arnold Forster, English Secretary for War.
Denies the Report.
London, June 23.?When questioned ln the House
of Common?? to-day regarding the statement tbat
Lieutenant General Sir Neville Gerald Lyttelton,
chief of the general staff and first mlllt?_ry mem?
ber of the Army Council, had resigned ae tb<- re?
sult of tho South African stores scandal, Arnold
Forster, the Secretary for War, denied the report.
General Lyttelton took over the command of
the forces in South Africa at tho close of the war.
and It is alleged that under his rejcime Lord
Kitchener's -system ol checking curi tra? t* w?_s al?
lowed to drop
T. S. DARLING ROBBED.
American Capitalist IjOscs Diamonds
in St. Petersburg Hotel.
St. Petersburg, June 123.?Tho id ore ?L Darling.
of New-York, and several other guests at tho
Hotel de l'Europe have been robbed of all their
valuables. Mr. Darling lost a diamond necklace
and quite a sum of money. Subsequently the
necklace was discovered In a pawnshop. The
American Embassy Is assisting in the search for
the stolen property. Considerable mystery sur?
rounds the robbery. Suspicion fell on a Russian
countess, but when accused she boldly threat?
ened to sue the proprietors of the? hotel, and no
attempt has been made to prosecute her.
Theodore S. Darling, president of the Pneumatic
Torpedo and Construction Company. Is in Russia
trying to sell war materials to the Russian gov?
ernment. As he was leaving Hoboken to go on
board the steamship Blucher a thief attempted to
pick his pocket. .Mr. Darling grabbed the man's
hand and there was a struggle on the pier. The
thief ran. but Mr. Darling pursued and caught hlm.
The thief was taken to Recorder Stanton's court
and sent to prison for three months.
Mr. Darling is said to be very wealthy. His name
first came into prominence last September, when he
sued the firm of Charlea R. Flint & Co. for
$41.179. He alleged this sum was due him as
| commission on tne -saie of $500,000 worth of rapid
fire guns and ammunition bought by the Czar.
MOFE TO DIVIDE EMPIRE.
Attempt to Force Vote Fails in
Reichsrath at Vienna.
Vienna, June 23.?In the lower house of the
Relchsrath to-day the Pan-German member,
Herr Sch?nerer, offered an urgency motion that
the House declare In favor of the abrogation of
the union with Hungary, and he invited the
House to open negotiations with a view to this
result. He read the programme of the Pan-Ger?
man party, which seeks a federation of "German
Austria" with the German Empire, and con?
cluded by proposing three cheers for "the Em?
peror of Pan-Germany." Premier von Franken
thurn said the government would not take part
in the debate. A vote was taken, and it was
found that there were not enough members
present to form a quorum.
FEJERVARY CABINET RETAINED.
Budapest, June 23.?It is understood that the
King-Emperor has refused to accept the resigna?
tions of the Premier, Baron Fejervary. and the
members of the new Cabinet.
FIVE HUNDRED HOMELESS.
Fire Destroys Many Houses in a No rw e ?"pan
Christiania, June 23.?A fire in the seaport town
of Porsgrund to-day destroyed fifty houses, and
five hundred persons are homeless. The damage
Is estimated at $125,000.
PROF. RICE TAKEN HOMI BY FATHER.
Too Much Study Thought to Have Unbal?
anced Young Man's Mind.
[BT telegraph to the tribuni.]
Pittsburg, June 23.?J. B. Rice, of Lincoln,
Neb., whose son. Professor C. C. Rice, formerly
a professor at Leiand Stanford University, ln
California, was found wandaring about the
streets In Allegheny several days ago in a de?
mented condition, arrived here to-day, and to?
night left with his son for Nebraska.
The young man, who secured his degree from
Harvard at the same time as did President
Roosevelt, has been travelling extensively of
late, and devoting a great deal of time to study,
which is thought to have unbalanced his mind.
The father of the professor reported to the Alle?
gheny police that a valuable gold watch which
had been presented to him by the faculty of
the university is missing.
PROF. RAMSAY WAS A "BEER SLINGER."
Leiand Stanford Man Sent to Bellevue to
Await Arrival of Friends.
M. M Ramsay, assistant professor of Spanish
In Leiand Stanford University and a fellow of
Johns Hopkins, was a prisoner before Magistrate
Baker ln Jefferson Market court yesterday charged
with vagrancy. Thie charge was dismissed, but
ho was committed to the Insane ward at Bellevue
for five days until friends can arrive to care for
Professor Ramsay for some time has been liv?
ing in this city. While his wife, relatives and
friends have been searching for him he has been
doing odd jobs along the Bowery, carrying satchels
and "sUnging beer." He has for some time lived
at the Pennsylvania Hotel, llth-ave. and 24th-st.
Professor Twltchell, of Johns Hopkins, is ex?
pected to take charge of Professor Ramsay. The
latter showed few signs of tho life he has been
leading. His dark pray suit was neat and clean
and his derby hat brushed. The only sign that he
was in financial straits was that he was much In
n**?ed of a shave. All he would say was:
"This whole case Is a farce; it is a farce."
NEW BOULEVARD AT RICHMOND HILL.
Planned as New Thoroughfare for Automo?
biles, Bicycles and Light Vehicles.
According to "The Richmond Hill Record" the
topographical map of the 4th Ward of Queens, Is
to be changed by the building of a new boulevard.
The new roadway is to be made out of Stewart-ave..
Richmond Hill, and Elm-st., Brooklyn Hills, ex?
tending from there 1? a straight line west. Por?
tions of the lots on either side of the roadway will
be cut in order to make It of the proper width.
This boulevard will be a counterpart of the new
boulevard north of Jamaica-ave.. which Is to be the
continuation of Hlllside-ave., through Orchard-st..
Amber-et. and Brandon-st., as far as Forest Park?
way. These roadways are made necessary by the
freat amount of trafile and will take the automo
iles, bicycles and light vehicles away from Ja?
maica-ave., which Is already congested! with the
trolley cars and heavy trucks. ?
YELLOW FEVER CLAIMS ONE VICTIM.
Washington, June 23.?The Bureau of Insular Af?
fairs has received a cablegram from Governor Ma
goon reporting four new cases or yellow fever, ?Jus
William Hayne. American, non-employe. Colon;
Pedro Alas, Spaniard, laborer. Panama; Maurice
Froelich. Austrian, non-employe. Colon, and A.
Bonvlni, Italian, non-employe. Panama.
The Governor also reports the death of Mr. Ha
HILL AGAIN ARRESTED.
arOSe PADDED P.-iYROIXs.
Philadelphia's Filtration Bureau
Philadelphia. June 23.?Much surprise ?raa ??
casloned to-day by the issuance of an ad-HUoM
warrant for the arrest of John W. Hill, form?
chief of the filtration bureau, on the charg? Cf
forgery in connection with filtration ontraeta
Mr. Hill on W-ednesday had a hearing befo?? .
magistrate on similar chances, and is now ntuW
$8,000 ball for his appearance at court Aa In
the case of the previous warrant, the affidavit
was signed by Captain of Detective Jante* ?
Donaghy, and charges Mr. Hill, aa chief ot th*
Bureau of Filtration, with forg?--ry in ?_?___*
the utterance and publication of false recorte ot
work done by Daniel J. McNichol. a ?trartm
for the purpose of defrauding the city. The ex?
tracts In connection with whl?-h the alleged of?
fence waa committed are not specified in _bs
The warrant was served on Mr. H lit by cap?
tain Donaghy while he was in conference tifo
Attorney Mnglll, his counsel, in the latte??
office. He was taken to the City Hall and ar?
raigned for a hearing in the Central Police Coort
before Magistrate Elsenbrown. As the hearina
was about to begin, Mr. Maglll, counsel for Hill
addressed the court and said:
Mr. J. W. Hill appears before you now tat the
second time In forty-eight hours. At the pre?
vious hearing you held him in .?8,O0O ban torn
court. He is again here in response to an affi,
davit, which, with the exception of one or two
words, appears to be an exact copy of the flrat
I understand that the prosecution propone? ta
press for an Immediate hearing under this affi?
davit. I would ask that you allow us reasonable
time in which to prepare, so that we may ha
able to answer a charge the very natura of
which we do not know and no IntimaUeo aC
which ls ln the affidavits.
Mr. Hill ls no ordinary criminal. To presa for
a hearing at this time partakes of persecution,
I appeal for a continuance.
In reply, Judge Gordon, for the proaecutlon,
I very gladly take the opportunity to outline
the facts upon which the charges are base?! %
agree with Mr. Maglll as to his saying that hi*
client Is not an ordinary criminal.
He is an extraordinary one?extraordinary ta
the manner in which he has continued to p-arpe
trate his crimes. He deserves all of the superla?
tives that can be applied to him. This charge t?
the same aa the former one, except that It dealt
with another instance. At the last hearing ha
was charged with forgery under contracts Noa.
17 and 19. aggregating about $30.000. I wish
now to show independently a series of forgeries
amounting to ^40,000 that were brought directly
home to Chief Hill, and to show It by entirely
The magistrate ordered the hearing to proceed.
Charles H. Worman, auditor in the City Con?
troller's office, was called to the stand to produce
eleven warrants that had been paid to Con?
tractor McNichol for work done. These war?
rants were issued upon the reports of the assist?
ant engineer in charge of the work and John
W. Hill, as consulting engineer. They c?vered
a period from March 17, 1902. to February 7,
"It is in these payments," said the prosecuting
attorney, "that I will show frauds amounting
to the sum of $40,000, charged for excavation
over 18 feet. But I will state now that in tha
first two estimates of work done there wae no
charge for excavation over that limit. In all the
others we will prove padding."
Henry G. Garrett. formerly employed ln the
Flltratlon Bureau as a clerk, wus one of the
principal witnesses against Air. Hill. He testi?
fied to having discovered discrepancies In the
statements on which the warrants for the pay?
ments to the contractors were Issued. In one
case where the contract called for only ten cubia
yards of excavation the report showed 6,75&9
cubic yards excavated.
Witnesses were produced to show that to the
majority of reports work not done by the ?con?
tractor was charged for. resulting in a loes ta
the city of thousands of dollars.
At the close of the hearing Hill wa? held In
S2,000 bail for trial, making his total ball $10,
00 for the charges preferred against him this
week. William Waterall. a manufacturer, be?
came hie bondsman. Both cases against Hill
will be returned to court at once.
There were many rumors afloat to-day thatt
as a result of the arrest of Mr. Hill other per?
son"* of prominence ln municipal affairs will
be arrested, but up to a late hour to-night no
other arrests had been made.
Mayor Weaver to-day decided on a epedal
eesslon of City Councils, to take up the mattar
of city finances and to consider propositions for
the removal of the dangerous railroad grade
BRICKLAYERS GO OUT ON MANY JOBS.
Trying to Enforce Provisions of AgreenenU
with Mason Builders.
The bricklayers* unions have ordered strikes on
several buildings to enforce two rules in the trad
agreement between the Mason Builders' Associa?
tion and the bricklayers' unior.s. The flrat strike
was ordered in an apartment hotel ln _Sth-st.. near
6th-ave.. to force the present contractors to pay
wages alleged to be due the bricklayers from a
former contractor. This ls allowed under a provi?
sion In the trade agreement. The general contrac?
tor ls the Gotham Conatructlon Company, whioh
has sublet the brickwork to Edward Re.a.h.
Strikes on five contracta of Edward Roach were
reported by the bricklayers" unione laut night, on
the ground that he is not conforming to union coe?
diti, ?us. Roach ls not a member cf the Maaoo
Builders' Association, but the trade agreement pro?
vides that the conditions in the trade agreement ba
binding on Independent contractors employing
union bricklayers. The strikes again*1* Roaon
include twenty-two buildings in The Bronx for
which the Kohn-Johnson Company are the general
contractors. The Gotham Construction Company
has applied to the Supreme Court for an ir?j>:nctU?
restraining the bricklayers' unions from intarferta*
with the progress of the work at tha ii^initinaai
A PLACE FOR M. H. CAROOZA.
Michael H. Caldean?. Jr . son of the senio, me
of the old law firm of Cardoza *- Nathan, wa?
yesterday appointed Deputy Assistant ?Astriet
Attorney. Mr. Cardoza Is a gradua?? from Colum?
bia university and Columbia Law Seho.il. epa
for several months has been a clerk in the
of Assistant District Attorney <_arvan.
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