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RIDDLE AMERICAN TUG
ENCOUNTER OX ERIE.
Americans Refuse to Surrender—
Canadian Cruiser Opens Fire.
IBy T^eimir'h *o Tfc* Tribunal
EMe. Fer.n . Sept. IT. -"AmericanF never pur
renfier'." shouted Captain Nels Fnsei of the fish
ing t\is Harry G. Barnhurst to ihe commander
of the Canadian cruiser Vigilant in the middle
of Lake Erie this afternoon, in response to a
Blsrnal to stop or the Krie boat would be fired on.
This rep'J* liras answered by a volley from the
rans of the «'anadsan patrol boat, and thereupon
Itaned a v.-ild chase for the boundary line that
lasted aimo«=t an hour before the Barnhurst, the
hugastand best built tug in the ashing business
ou* of this port, crossed the line and made off
hoxn e with cargo and crew. One man fainted In
the excitement and two or three are said to have
had blood streaming down their faces from the
Thta Is the fourth of the fishing incidents or
the last weak.
Thirty shots struck the Bamhurst in the rha.=«
and the Canadians worked desperately to over
haul tne boat, but failed. Although the captain,
entrlneer and six men of the fishing tug crew
were loath to tell any details of the encounter to
the reporters, it is evident from -what they have
Told their friends that the encounter was the
most desperate struggle that has taken place for
60~ie time on the Great Ivikes.
The Canadians o«i the Vigilant, under Captain
Punn were angry at the. temerity of the Erie.
fishermen, and tried hard to sink the vesseL
which was formerly a pleasure steamer and is of
luge size and good capacity. The entire upper
part of the boa* was Phot away, and fifteen shots
left nmtetakable signs of great damage. The
Ben sonslder themselves fortunate in making;
their BBcape without any greater bodily harm.
for after the first two rounds from the Vigilant,
trey say rhar they heard shouts of '■Kill them."
-Sink the Yankees!" coming from the cruiser.
ThA Barnhurst had not ventured so far over
the boundary line on this Bshlng expediUon as
do cany of the American fish tugs. The boat
beJo-g* to the Booth Company, which has had
one vessel captured by the. Canadians this sum
mer end had given their crews strict orders
against running any danger of losing their ves
CapTata Fasel says that he was aware that he
was dose to the line, but that he could not have
been more than four or five miles out in Cana
dian waters when the Vigilant suddenly ap
r*?ared. His position became apparent at once,
and he started to run. The Canadiana then made
Signals for him to stop or they would fire.
He refused to .->bev, ani all the while the
Sstwrmen In the crew had been cutting loose
their lines and nets in readiness to save the
boat Tha engineer rot up steam an rapidly as
possible, white the Vigilant bore down on the
boat with increasing speed. The Canadian
would probably have rammed the fishing tug
had Captain Fasel not managed his boat sk>.!-
* U The man who fainted was Magnus Johnson, a
fireman He was overcome in the hold from
over-exertion In keeping the steamer going
ahead. He was reported killed, but revived af
ter reaching shore. i
POLITICIAX IX DAXGER.
Horace Victor Bruce Thrown from
Carriage in RunaXDay.
Horace Victor Bruce, who two year? ago con
ducted the campaign ft>r the citizens Union in
The Bronx, had a. narrow escape last eventag;.
Mr. Bruce i= the manager of the Bnyder Sani
tary Dairy Farm in Westchester. and had been
absent from the city for some time. Last night
he liad. been viFitine: friends, and was driving:
c spirited hor?e. anaccuHtomed to city surround
ings, Sxmp St.- Nlcholas-ave. An automobile
•with a big Bearchlight frightened hia horse and
lt ran away.
At 325th-s=t. and Sth-ave. the front wheel of
the light r:p grazed an "L" pillar, causing the
carriage to tip. throwing Mr. Brace out. He
The hor^e was caught in front of the Pabst
Flaza by Herbert Dodworth. of No. 71 East
128th-st- The crowd which witnessed Dod
worth's action desired to carry him off in tri
umph after he had refused a reward from Mr.
Bruce He escaped by boarding a passing car.
The rig was uninjured and Mr. Bruce was able
to drive off.
WHAT IS COM IX G TO US!
Hall Came to Write a Book on the
Millionaire in America.
London Sept. IS.-Before sailing for New-
Tork on Saturday. Hall Cain*, the nov&isf and
playwright, told a representative of "The Daily
Express" that he had for a long: time been mak
ing a Btudy of th* millionaire and the problems
which beset him. and that it v.-a? probable his
next book Tvould deal with the great commercial
rulers of the l.'jiited States.
FRIGATE CONSTITUTION IN DANGER.
Report in Boston That Old Warship Is
Likely to Turn Turtle.
Boston. Bept IT. -'The Herald" to-morrow will
say that the frigate OonstituOon, known as Ihe
First SHr. of the American Navy," which has for
pean been one or the most valued possession* of
the ufeatown Navy Yard. is in danger of "turn
Ins; turtle," and It is teamed that the good ehlp
cannot last many years in its rr*r<-»> state.
The frigate Is leaking badly, and the hold fills fo
rapidly that lt is ue oeccary to use a power r^mp
frequently. On* of the attachea of the yard said
to-day that the officials did not care to risk placlne
the ship ln drydock to make repairs, ag the vesael
irould cr>)sh with Its own weigh.
PATEOLMAN SET HIS OWN FINE.
Thought One Day's Pay Ample for Forbidden
Trolley Ride — Commissioner Agreed.
Patrolman Christopher Cordes. of kfouol Verrion,
was arraigned ln»i'ore Commissioner Lewis on Sat
urday, charged by Chief Foley with having ridden
on a trolley car while on <sniy. irithout n.aklng a
l«lK>ri of '■■■■ same in •writing.
■"Gruilty." was the patrolman'a plea. In. nnswer
to ifi» complaint.
"Cordea," sa'O the Commissioner, "you have h>-"n
c patrolman for four year*, without being arraigned
before •n« on charges. 1 want to be fair with you.
so i itrn *roi!igr to place yon ::i my position, and I
sbali assonM th*i of a rolman arraigned on a
*.:rii*r charge. What do you think would i.h ,-i
proper fine to b*» Imposed in a caae of this kind?"
•'Knowing the facts as 1 do." said Cordes. "1
U Ink one day's pay would be ample punlahmant."
•i v ill take you at \riii!' word." t-.ild li ■ Com-
Bissioner, "aaa i<"i will be fined }ÜB4 V.;. you
FALL EXCURSIONS TO ADIRONDACK
Ticket* on sale - Saran*c Lake, I^ake Placid and
other " important points rom Sept. U ....... boo
turrung until Oct. 3L Single fare plua $1 00 for the
round trip. Inquire of New York Central Agents.
To-morrow, f*Jr; brUU rnmtheoaterlr wind,.
CHINA OPENING PORTS.
Trade Rights Granted to Powers
at Many Manchutian Towns.
J^ondon. Pept. 18.— The Shanghai correspondent
of "The Morning Post" says that an imperial de
cree has been issued, ordering many of the ports
in Manchuria to he opened equally to all treaty
MR. TAFT STARTS HOME.
Xo Anti-Foreign Sentiment Found
in Japan — The Boycott.
Yokohama, Sept. IT. -Secretary T;ift and party
sailed at 3 o'clock this afternoon for Sar, Fran
ois<v> on thr steamer Corea, ;imi^ Japanese en
thusiasm. A reception was given to Secretary
Taft tills aftprnoon at the American consulate
by Tokohama merchants. Before sailing, Pec
retary Taft said hp thought thai reports of the
Japanese anti-peace demonstrations had been
greatly exaggerated in A marina. He and his
party had travelled all through Japan, and had
found no trace of any nnti-foreign feeling.
While prominent Americana had had trouble in a
Tokio mob, he thought that it was because the
pnrty was caught in the mob and not hec&uee
the persons were Americans. (>thpr churches be
sides American churches had been burned.
There was a special reason in each case, but no
general anti-foreign feeling- was responsible.
Secretary Taft said that he had examined the
Chinese boycott closely. Th.' Chinese, he said,
wanted American goods, and. having already lost
?l."».00O,OO0 by the boycott, were- finding out that
they were rutting off their noses to spite their
Miss Roosevelt -will return home on the
The local situation continues quiet.
A SCANDAL IX JAP AX.
Government Funds Embezzled by
Tokio. Sept. 17.— Information has been made
public that three naval paymasters have em
bezzled $165,000 of government funds. The an
nouncement has been calmly received by the
public, but the knowledge that the commission
of the crime extended over the period of a
year without discovery may. it is said, cause a
feeling- of distrust and uneasiness toward the
navnl administration and furnish a weapon to
the political parties opposing the government.
TREATY MAY BE DELAYED
Czar. Czarina, Children and Minis
ters on Cruise.
St. Petersburg. Sept. 17.— Emperor Nicholas,
the Empress, their children and Grand Duke
Alexis started to-day on a cruise in Finnish
waters. They sre expected to- return toward
the end of the v »ek. Included in the Emperor's
suits are General Baron Fredericks, aid to his
majesty, and Admiral Birfleff, Minister of
Marine They gay the cruire is pimply a pleas
fount Lamsdorff. the Foreign Minister, also
arrompanied the Emperor. The first place of
call will be Trongsund. near Viborg.
The Emperor's absence from St. Petersburg
■will probably delay the signing of the" peace
COST OF SUNKEN XAVY.
Russian Losses in Ships Officially
Given as $113,000,000.
p T Petersburg. Sept 18.— The Russian losses
in ships at Porr Arthur. Vladivostok and the
Sea of Japan, according to official statistics pub
lished this morning, amount to $113,000,000.
REBEL CHIEF A SUICIDE.
Cavitc Bandit Leader Jumps Over
Cliff to Escape Capture.
Manila, Sep*. 17.— Fellzardo, chief of the out
laws in the Province of CaviM. was surrounded
to-day near the Batangaa border and jumped
over a cliff to his death. His death, it is be
will end the disturbances in the province.
On January 24. three hundred ladronea, led
by Felizardo and Montaleon, attacked the tor/:i
r.f San Fran.isco de Malabop. looted the mtV'
cipal treasury of $2,000. killed a contract sur
geon. .T. A. O'Neill, and abducted the wife and
two children of Governor Trias.
KILLED OX RIFLE RANGE.
Cleveland First Sergeant's Bullet
Hits Soldier in Scoring Pit.
Cleveland. Bept 17. James W. Mayhan. of
this city, was fatally shot In the head to-day
while members of Company P, of the ;»th Regi
ment. Ohm National Guard, were having target
practice at White Villa, in th<> western end of
The' shot was fired by First Sergeant Frank
B Locke. Mayhan and another member or the
company were In the pil marking the sr.
n whether Mayhan raised his bond
too high oi whether th* bullet glanced bac*
from the target
ON JVROXG SIDE. KILLED.
Fall River Man Turned in Path of
Alvali H. Hitchcock's "Auto."
Fall River. Mass., Sept 17 Jamea Moran
was killed, nnd Joseph Bicard, of New-Bedford,
slightly Injured, to-nl«h1 In a collision between
a light buggy Iti which they were riding and an
automobile, ojmed an.] driven by Alvah H.
Hitchcock, of Providence.
Mr Hitchcock said aftei the collision/thai the
buggy was on the wrong side of the street, com
ing in his direction. When he attempted to turn,
; thecnrria*e also turned.
mcli caughl under ihe machine and
MAKING BRIDGES FOR JAPAN.
[By Telf-eraph to Th» Tribune. 1
A*nt 17,—The American Bridge Cotn-
Wttt 2' h J "announced thai it (• ailing one of
pany he* hM • evrr ph«a In the Un|ted
th e i«r^sf •;■"■'•; ; p %,. lovemmenL lt is build.
States by the o' ",,-,nra. bridge worfc for thp
aurtotaj«fJ^£T The United States Steel
£0™" £n£inV ." "ompanr. « N«-Y«* -
bandlins tins shipment*.
NEW-YORK. MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 18. 1905. -TWELVE PAGES.- *^ffiSVJK w PRICE THREE TENTS.
INTERESTING NEWS ON OTHER PAGES.
Political situation in Maryland reviewed. Pane. 3.
State Senator Henry S. Ambler died at Chatham, N. Y. Page 7.
Romaine Daurignac. brother of Mme. Humbert, ordered d-ported. Page 8,
Firemen hurt when truck turns over to avoid collision. Pa^e. 2.
The body of the murdered woman found in the Pelham Road on Saturday was identi
fied. Page 2.
The Central Federated Union passed resolutions blaming the State, city and railroad
officials for the recent wreck on the elevated. Page 2.
McCarren's strength in Brooklyn to b; tested in the primaries. Page 2.
Fourteen thousand persons paraded as a demonstration againtt profanity. Page 3.
H. R. M. Cook, auditor of the Bo?rd of Education, attacked the school heating sys
tem. Page 12.
The Board of Education is to examine the methods of the Board of Examiners.
Congressman Herbert Parsons home from Japan. Page 2.
hIiOWN AS SHIP BURNS.
SCHOONER HAS IX TOW.
Mate Sinks tilth Woman He Tried
to Save After Lifeboat Upset.
Fault Ste. Marie, Mich., Bept. 17.— The schooner
V. H. Ketchum. bound from Duluth to Cleveland,
was burned last night off Parisian Island. I^ake
Superior, and two members of the crew .were
drowned whiie attempting to leave the burning
vessel in a lifeboat. The fire was discovered in
th<=- alter cabin, and the flames made such head
way that they were soon beyond control. The
schooner was immediately headed for shore, and
was beached in twenty-three feet of water off
When it was seen that the fire was beyond con
trol the nine members of the crew. Including
Mrs. Ames, the cook, launched the lifeboat and
prepared to row to the steamer Nottingham,
which had taken the Ketchum in tow. In at
tempting to lower the woman into the lifeboa:
the craft was capsized. In the struggle to sava
themselves, the eight men forgot the woman
and she was carried some distance, away. An
drew Anderson, the mate, went to her rescue as
she was sinking the third time. Seizing her
clothing. Anderson attempted to return to the
ship, but. the high waves carried him away. The
two sank before the eyes of the other members
of the crew.
ALOXE WITH A MA DM AX.
Preacher, Suddenly Insane, Held
Wife Prisoner Three Days.
[By Telegraph to Th* Tribune ]
Indianapolis. Sept. 17.— The Rev. Joseph A.
Mills, a young Methodist minister of Colfax,
Clinton County, went suddenly Insane while
alone in the house with his wife on Thursday,
and for three days the terrorstricken woman
was compelled to remain in the house with him.
He followed her everywhere she went, -with one
hand grasping her arm and the other an axe,
■with which he threatened to kill her at any in
dication of an attempt to escape. He Imagined
that she. was plotting -with his enemies to kill
him. and on the second day he barricaded the
doors and nailed down the windows. Then *.«
leaded a shot gun and a revolver and declared
that he would kill the first person that tried to
enter the house.
Mrs Mills hardly ate or el*pt for three days,
so great was her terror over her situation, for
her husband dogged her from room to room and
never took his eyes off of her. Last night he
fell asleep for a moment an* the. wife made
ncr escape to the home of a neighbor. Mr.
Mills recently received an injury in a fall from
the haymow, and it is thought this has caused
bis insanity. Officers hope to effect his capture
by a ruse and avoid bloodshed.
STOPS JAIL DELIVERY.
Sheriff Shoots Prisoner—Singing
Covered Sawing of Bars.
[By Tci^sraph to The Tribune]
Indianapolis. Bept. IT.-Sheriff Undley, of
Howard County, foiled a daring attempt at jail
delivery last night, but he did not succeed In
stopping the flight of the sixteen prisoners till
no had shot one of them and cowed the others
by poking his revolver through the opening they
had made in the iron prating that stood between
them and liberty.
During the evening- the prisoner? were singing
and picking the banjo and the Sheriff became
Buspicioue. Last nigh- he took a position near
the jail to watch for developments, and he saw
a man remove a bar and all the prisoner* gather
arouni tho openln*. He ordered them back, bu.
they tried to get through and he shr>'. the first
Zn when he was partly out of the window
thua Mocking the opening with his body. The
otners were stopped by the shov and when help
ame they were locked in their cells. Tn- bar,
nad been sawed while the singing was In prog
MANY CHICAGO CORNERS.
Shorts in Speculative Markets Wor
ried Over the Future.
fßv TVVzrarh to Th« Tribunal
ofo f 1- with ValpnMn" buying wheat.
Patten, the hn'ii leader In eontrM of corn MII
prar r Mil. or Omaha, and Jack, of Chi-
Wn " ;rnSn« lard and Armour takin* all rib,.
a^SSn? on S bear side of
Tz-r^^. we win -' off.' waned •
I aon.i «■'■ yesterday «a li* entered th»» ex
dteconsolate h 7,,:; terd^ Trade, "both whea.
ch ange rootn of tj h;jvp
S?Tp with a doable knor. and now Jhn Patt.n
i, getttas , strangle hold on oat^
BULLET IN HEART— LIVED.
Man Shot Years Ago Dies from
. i c«nt IT— A special from < "adiilao,
Detroit. Mcfcj. Bjpt. B !»«!«». , hlrty years
Mich.. «ay« < hariw . he horn? of hls parent.,
old, died there o-day fJ£i M n hi£ heart Blnc^
after carrying a J1""J 1 "" ' flttlnP ,n, n a Chicago park
« He w«. S- -«"«t.ty wi. nerer disdo^d.
S&TSS-SS wa. the immediate eau« of
d ' n ' h . nu< .T,tly submitted to X-ray ex-
Nel T b^LSch Sow*> the ,0(, o( , atlon of the
bSiet 5 and h'. had been on «nibttlon in mv-
Be " mS , a, a In Milwaukee Monday. Reports
HI. wife d.ed in 3.^ w . oman had takfln
were current tta* that husband w« dying,
her life, on healing " la - _
the trTiTToTthI century
THE IKM 1 1 rvnturv Limited, the IS-hour
U the Twentieth < " 1^ a nd ,c, c , m by the
trßin iK-rw^n >••« s LMve N>w York 3:30
New Y s°rrive^cUos?H Biortitw a nl*hff
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PARKER'S"! TOLD YOU SO."
TALK OX CAMPAIGX GIFT.
Says Railroads and Other Insurance
Companies Are Like N. Y. Life.
Esopus, X. V., Sepi. IT.— Ex-Chief Judge Al
ton B. Parker, last year the Democratic can
didat; for President of the United States, to-day
referred to the charges made by him In the
Presidential campaign last autumn that corpo
ration funds were being used in aid of the Re
publican campaign. To a correspondent of The
Associated Press, who called at Rosemount, Mr.
Parker's home, and asked him if he had any
thing to say in relation to the statement of Vice-
President George W Perkins, of the New-York
T^ifo Insurance Company, mad« before the legis
lative comrcittee investigating the insurance
business, thai President John A. McCall of that
company had cause! a contribution of about
$50,000 to be made last year to the Republican
national campaign fund, Mr. Parker said:
Yes, T believe I ought to say. now that there Is
no political excitement to distract the public: at
tention, that the president of the New-York Life
was not the only such contributor. The officers
Of other great life insurance companies, such as
the Equitable and the Mutual, also contributed
of the poiicyholders' funds for campaign pur
poses last year. What has been proved in the
case of the New-York Life will undoubtedly be
proved in the other cases. The facts exist, and
honest and able counsel, harked by an honest
committee, will undoubtedly bring them out for
the public good.
Were there an investigation of railroad, manu
facturing and other corporations, it would be
found that, these life insurance officers were not
the only corporation officers vho put their
hands into the treasury and took out moneys
belonging to widows and orphans to help secure
a partisan triumph.
That their acts were unlawful and their pur
poses corrupt goes without saying. They in
tended to have the money used, as It was. in
corrupting the electorate. Mr. Perkins makes
the point that John A. McCall. the president
of the New-York Life, is a Democrat. Ap
parently he would have the public assume that
when Mr. McCall unlawfully and wronsrfully
eontrihuted these funds— the company's share
probably as a member of the underwriting syn
dicate—lt was evidence of political virtue rather
The truth about it is. and I say it without feel
in p. but emphatically, that men like McCall
have no. political convictions that stand in the
way of their personal advantage. Such men
desire the triumph of that party which will bet
ter serv» their p«reonal financial interests, and
will, for contributions past, present and fut
ure, continue to protect those interests by
lenient legislation and by pretence at execution
of law which shall be tenderly blind to all their
offences. That party they espouse in the board
room and contribute to it of the moneys they
hold in trust and. occasionally, a little of their
own. The underlying principles which divide
the great mass of the people into parties have
no effect upon 3uch men. Their one inquiry is:
Will the party organization, in its hour of tri
umph, remember our generosity and respond to
our demands? Of course the organization does
remember, for it expects a similar contribution
next. time. And t'ne expectation is not In vain.
Last year was not the first time Such contri
butions had been made before in national. State
and municipal elections.
The officers responsible for these raids upon
the treasuries of corporations have received their
reward in unfetter* '! management of life in
suranre corporation?, in unembarrassed raids
upon the public through trusts condemned by
both common and statute law; in refusal to pun
ish criminally the officers of railroad and other
corporations violating the laws, and in statutory
permission to manufacturing corporations to
levy tribute on the people.
There can be no hope of checking the unlaw
ful aggressions of officers of great corporations
so long as they may thus form a quasi partner
ship with the organization of the dominant po
litical party. For In the hour when the ad
ministrative official seeks to punish 'he offender
he is reminded by the head of the organization
of the magnitude of the contributions of the
There is, however, something worse, if pos
sible, than the escape of such offender? from
justice. It is the gradual demoralization of vot
ers and the dulling of the public conscience
caused by the efforts to m?ke these vast sumfi
of money procure the ballots thej were intended
to procure corruptly and otherwise. How great
that demoralization has already become is fair-
Ij presented by Mr. Steffens in his articles in
'McClure's," contributed during the last few
months. Those articles ought to be read and
pondered by every good citizen
It is not mj purpose to claim that the Demo
cratic party, subjected to the temptation which
ha? overcome the other party during the last
few years, would hays acted differently. Mere
part." advantage should not be sought from the
disclosures made In this Investigation But the
tacts should be diligently sought thai the peo
ple may becomi " aroused that they will insist
upon legislation making it a criminal offence for
officers to contribute corporate funds for poiiti
cal purposes" and depriving th» apparently suc
cessful eandida'tea of their offices
Efforts In that direction have been making in
]jff . r n t States since November last, and partic
ularly in this State. But the Republican organ
ization would not consent to it. bo the legislature
defeated the bills. And th« organization never
will consent until an aroused public sentiment
shall threaten legislators with political oblivion
-ho fail to enact effective laws uposi the sub
ELKINS PAYS OLD DEBT.
Furnishes Capital for Younger. Who
Let Him Escape, 'Tis Said.
(Hy THesracli to Th-» Tribune.]
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 17.— Cole Younger.
the promoter ol the electric railway from Kan
sas City to Lone Jack. Mo:, by way of Lee's
Summit, says that the money to finance the
project Is being rurnlshed bj Eastern capital
ists. Mr. Founger refuses to name his backers,
but'his friends »ay that the greater part of the
needed capital is being furnished by Stephen B.
Elkins, Unit 1 States Senator from West Vir
When the Civil War began Mr. Klkins was liv
ing In Missouri, and enlisted in the federal
army. It happened that in one of the expedi
tions of the Quantrell band Mr. Elkini was
captured Quantrell ordered him sent "to the
rear." which was understood to mean death.
Cole Younger and Frank James, who were mem
bers of the band anJ who knew Mr. Elkins well.
allowed him to escape. The Senator never for
got the service, ml ha. ever been ready to aid
the Youngers in any possible way.
18 HOURS tTchicagolpennsylvania
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JEROME ON N. Y. LIFE.
Would Prosecute if He Found Evi
dence of Criminal Intent.
[By T"!'rrar>h »O Th» Tribin. I
Lakeville. conn., Sept. 17. Dirtrict Attorney
Jerome will return to New-York to-morrow
morning, and to-night he signified his intention
of attending the Wednesday session of the Arm
strong insurance Committee, at which George
W. Perkins will resume his testimony. Mr.
Jerome would not discuss the political situation
In any Stage, but OTI the -mbjert of th° recent
testimony by Mr. Perkins before the Armstrong
committee he said:
"I am not going to conjecture whether a crime
has hr.*>j committed or not In the matter of a
campaign contribution by an insurance com
pany. Any man who would (in that, without
seeing the official record of the testimony is an
ass. f have not seer that official record. Civil
suits for restitution may, of course, be brought
by the Attorney General or an interested party,
but a criminal prosecution would largely de
pend upon the question of the intent with which
the act was committed."
"Will you take any step in the direction of
criminal prosecution?* 9 Mr .Jerome was asked.
"I shall have the testimony, of course," he re
plipd. "and if that shows that any crime has
been committed I sliall certainly prosecute.
That goes without saying."*
"What do you think about the question of
"On that subject I wish to be understood as
holding tb.p view that no words are too emphatic
in which to describe the moral Iniquity of cor
poration contributions to campaign funds. I
have myself for several years been a member of
a committee of the City Club which has been
trying to revise corrupt practice legislation to
eliminate this evil, but we have never been able
to make the slightest progress, for the poli
ticians have steadily and consistently opposed
anything of this character, as it would tend to
diminish their revenues"
Mr. Jerome's health has materially Improved.
He has spent the week in bis shop, ostensibly
making a chair, hut In reality planning for tho
One Man Killed Through Obstruc
tions Placed on Track.
San Antonio. Tex.. Sept. 17. —Large pieces of
iron placed on th« track, supposedly by wreck
ers, derailed the San Antonio and Aransas
Pass Railways 'Davy Crockett" Special, shortly
after 9 o'clock last night, as the train was near
ing the city limits. The engine, baggage car and
two coaches were turned completely over in the
John Wolf, the fireman, was killed, and Harry
Martin, the engineer, was seriously injured and
may die. Two passengers were seriously hurt.
All lived in this city.
COST $27,000 TO BURN BEES.
Man Sets Fire to Barn— Stove Pat
TBy Tel<?STaph to The Trlbur* 1
Haddonfield. Vt. J.. Bept 17.-At hi.« home here
to-day. S. v. Reeve, a wealthy resident, was
preparing to smoke out some bees to get their
honey, when the apparatus raught fire. Tb«
blare set fire to his barn, which was wholly de
stroyed, and the firemen had great difficulty in
saving his home. In the barn were stored valu
able stove pattern?, which Mr. Reeve had re
cently purchased of the T^elbrandt McDowell
Stove Company, of Philadelphia.
The firemen managed to save a portion of
these valuable patterns. Mr. Reeve says fully
Sr.oo worth of honey was also consumed and
th- loss on the barn was about 51.500. with $100
insurance. The destroyed patterns were valued
at $25,000 ,
DROWXED WITH AID XEAR
One of Fishing Part?/ Sinks Before
Life Savers Arrive.
A man. said to be Daniel Dansford, of Purr
mit-st., near Columbia-st.. Brooklyn, who was
a member of a fishing party, was drowned while
life savers were battling with the wave? off
Coney Island yesterday afternoon in an effort to
Four men. who had fished off Norton's Point
for the greater part of the day. raised sails in a
yawl to tnrt for home, when the boat turned
over. Captain Roach and Lieutenant Hannigan.
of the coney Island Volunteer Llfesaying Corps,
saw the men clinging to th- boat, and after sev
eral unsuccessful attempt* they launched a boat
and reached the yawl, a mile from shore.
John Nelson, John Gehr and David Conklin,
who were also members of the fishing party.
were taken ashore, while the life savers remained
to search for 'he body of Dansford. who sank
when his would lie rescuers were only a few
When the police of the Coney Island station
reached the beach at Wesl 31st-st the wrecked
fishermen had again righted their boat and
started away Calls to halt were answered by
jeers frO the rescued men. who rapidly saSed
toward the Staten Island shore.
Before they left the beach at Coney Island
they declared that the drowned man was Dans
ford The. poii-e Of Brooklyn ordered the sea
side precincts to watch for the body of the lost
fisherman, while detectives were deta.led to
verify the name of the lost man.
BIG ESTATE DWINDLES.
Alan Wood's Heirs Find Properties:
Mortgaged — Bonds Lost.
[By Te'.esranh to Th<= Tribune I
Pittsburg. Sept 17— Relatives of Alan Wood j
are snid to have been making an exhaustive I
search for the wealth of the dead man. The
estate lias dwindled down to a small part of
what it had been reported to be worth. Prop- j
erties which Mr. Wood owned ar- found to be
mortgaged heavily, and bonds and stocks which
lie was supposed 16 have cannot now be found.
Alan Wood and his brothers are said to have
received $7,000,000 for the W. Dewees Wood j
sheer plant at McKeesport, sold to the United I
States Bteel .ration Each of the three j
brothers was considered a wealthy man prevl- \
ous to th- sa >f the plant. They were credited j
with being worth from J4.000.000 to $5,000,000 at j
the time of Mr. Wood's death.
KILLED IN - "CHOPPING OUT" COON. J
KILLED IN 'CHOPPING OUT" COON.
Rochester. Sept. 17.-- -Irving Brewster. thirty-sev- !
en years old. who lived in the town of Victor, was
killed last night while out wfth a party hunting
coon?. They treed a coon and felled the tree In
order to capture it. In falling the branch*'!' of the
trer> lodged and Frewster r-truck the butt with his
axe to frrc it Th- hea%y butt of th* ■ tree swunj
about and struck him tn tf»« ch«»t. kUllni him ia- |
THINK GAYNOR WONT RUN*
A BOOM IN FORD STOCK.
Fusion Nominating Committee and
C. U. Meet To-day.
William J. Gaynor. at hi? home In Ridgefteid.
conn., talked yesterday In a guarded way abcut
•he possibility of his nomination for Mayor by
the anti-Tammany forces. There was nothlnf
decisive hi what Jostle* Gaynor said and tbefl*
who tnltoxl with him gathered the idea that fc»
wculd decline to make the ra/».
•I exvrased my idea* yesterday." said Mr.
Gaynor. "and there. is nothing to add. Mr.Hal
pin knows my attitude."
An effort was made to see Mr. Halp.n. presi
dent of the Republican County Committee, but
he could not be found. Th- Inference was that
Justice Gaynor had Informed Mr. Halpln that
he would not run and this gave the stock of ex-
Senator John Ford a booro.
The nominating committee of the fusion forces
will meet this afternoon in PaiJor T> K. of t*«
Fifth Avenue Hotel. At this conference It 1«
expected that a candidate for the nomination
will be decided on. It Fulton Cutting and th«
representatives of the CHl»*s' Union will not
attend the meeting. There- will be a meeting o£
the Citizens Union to-night. At this meeting
the attitude of the union and Its future poUcT
v. 11l be determined. It Is ejected that Mr. C«
ting and his friends In the union will urge that
the union nominate a candidate other fhan Mr,
Ford or Justice Gaynor and go It alone. _ It J«
stated that unless the union support? this at
titude Mr. Cutting will withdraw from t*K«
ing active part in the campaign and may po^i
blv give passive support to Mayor McCldlaa,
The general opinion last night was that John
Ford would be the candidate of the antl-Tami
many combination, with the proviso that Justice
Gaynor declines the nomination.
M'MANUS SEES BUGABOO*
Says Dordan Was in Fight ai
Primaries will be held In all districts to-mor
row by both parties, and in several there will ba
active fights for leadership. Both Republicans
and Democrats have internecine warfare on
hand, and some of the struggles will be excep
The hottest fight, probably. in th> Republican
camp will be in the 12lh District, where John
Steibllng and Jacob Neustadt will f.ght for tha
leadership. Stelbling is the old leader ol tn«
dist id and was beaten out by Neustadt. »eo
stadt is an Odell man. and Steibling Is one or
the old Platt leaders. It la charged that Neu
stadt is going to use thugs and repeaters to win
a victory and the Stelbling men have taken pre
cautions to prevent this
In Tn isi District, Edwin F Merwin. the pres
ent leader, will be opposed by Dr. William Keen.
The district is hopelessly Democratic, but th«
struggle for the Republican leadership Is never
The Democratic fights are numerous Th«
fieht of ex-Senator Plunkltt to regain leader
ship of the 15th is the most spectacular an«
I M tter of a n. It was a. three rorn«*W<J fight up
i to yesterday, with Flunkiu. "Th»" McManus
and John E. Dordan leading the different fac
tions Yesterday Dordan and Plunkitt derided
to work together. The understanding is that if
Dordan gets more votes than Plunkitt
Plunklrt shall acknowledge him leader and la
(urn be nominated for Senator next fall. Tf
plunkitt gets the more vote?, he is to r^iEr: ■«
leader o" January 1 and turn over th- placs to
Dordan and still get the Senate nomination.
The McManns following »ay thry will bea> botn
Dordan and Flunkitt.
\t -The- McMantrs's headquarters there " -^
! some excitement. "The" himself «ra* tbei an<i
> made a. statement In which h» said that Plunkitt
had made the mistak- of his political career la
I attempting to hoodwink the voters of the dis
i tri< t about Dordan. m
•1 declared two months a?o," said
"that Dordan was put ln the field by PlunkitU
and I then offered to give $1,000 if the state
ment was not true Both of my opponent,
denied it at the time; but *e= how well I was
posted. „ _.
•The purpose of Dordan's cand.daey. Mr-
Manus continued, "was to distract from my
canvass by flooding the district with banr.et*
and to disgrace the campaign in every P «ssiW«
manner with the foulest accusations ever made
In this district, Ith the Hope of injuring me.
McManus declared that he knew positively
that Plunk.tt agreed to give Dordan **«»*•
campaign purposes "1 also know,- said Me-
Manus. "that U PlunkJtt. is elected Pordan is to
At certain contracts for his firm, and In caro
th» Democratic ticket is ele< ted this fall. Dordan
| 9 to r.* tbe Superintendent of Public Buildings."
John J Farnan is after the scalp of Senator
j J. Frawley. leader of th« 32d District.
Frawley is strongly Intrenched and will proba
bly win out.
(George P. O-Nell, a young Democrat, backed
by William Astor Chanler, is making a strong
fight again«t John F. Pendergaat. the present
leader and prot*g& of Senator B. F. Martin.
HARMONY iy KINGS.
Tun Small Personal Plaints Only-
Not in many years has greater harmony pr^
vailed in Republican circles in Kings County at
primary time than this year. Ther» are only two
contests for leadership, both of which are p»r
rnnal. anl will hs\ ■ no effect upon the organiza
tion as a whole.
Of the two n*hts, the m-re bitter is hefw<«*n
James P. ConneU. the present executive memb-r
from the 7th District. and ex-Conaxesaman Barry
A Hanbury. who says he was defeated «ot r#»
electton to th» execuUv< committee by underhand
work on t-- pan of Connell last fall. H.mbury
had been leader of the dlstrlel lor many year..
Connell was one of his lieutenants. Tbew was n-.
contest at th« primary a year a*o. but five »t tn*
.Seven member, of th, cumv '^""^
r€ *ltl, fell I* with the ambition of^ nn * l 1
.1 m » m v«.r They succeeded in captur
by turnins: hlni id*'''"- , ; w^ere :-n
The other flfht '5 n the iead*r
attempt Is being <£ - ll np po,ltion is led by
ship of Rudo'.Ph ; . f"";.^ .- .unexpected to win.
Herbert N. Warna^.-. «10 £ 1 i^ershk. a«a»
DEMOCRATS SHOW FEAR.
Queens Convention Date Changed—
Fusion Possible There.
The Democratic organisation of the Borough of
Queen.- •prang • surprise yesterday by announcing
that the date of the Democratic county ana
borough convention had been .hanged from Octo-
WHITE MTS. AUTUMNAL EXCURSIONS.
Ticket* en sale September li to October 7. Raia
01S ' »30. inoulre N. V.. N. H. & H. R. R. A««nW.
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