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SUBJECT TO REVISION,
Uoreland May Be Leader—Demo
crats to Fare 111.
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j an *, _Ko definite announcement can
*2SV*« to the men Speaker Wadsworth
* to head the committees this year, but
*TM,evi that he ha* about completed his
5 t Subject to some revision after farther con-
subject h* P^tical advisers. The a
rtiutlon JK* tne Political leaders here under
70 fthem -how that he intends in every pos
■"? 2r^ carry out the programme of house
**Z which Governor Higgins and he have
«*"** Even when it was considered neces
""ClTniake s«me appointment which was not
""I would he taken to place on the com
*ir™en of ability and energy and dean*
8111 would work out the wishes of the
£^?.nd the Speaker, one leader said to
**« Ws4sw*rtn is carefully considering the
M\Z will make up each committee. He has
»•" who wffl Ustt of the available candidates.
"1 trA-d of each man is being scrutinized.
£ overtiming majority of Republicans in
?\Xmhlv makes it certain that the Demo
«* A receive scant representation on the
jUteBS this year. The Speaker commented
•«^en g"ing over the lists of those who
v ! 'V formal application for committee
"* ,^Sd he "There is nothing that I can
plac^ said an, still deliberate as to the
Only one thing seems certain
Eppomt^n ts On representation
:^,»-that is tnat in w
co^mitt^es there will be not more than
JTSen^tS, and on some committees only
'% Wadsworth would not say what repre-
J£Z The Municipal Ownership men would
"* .** leaders here conceive the situation,
certain ,> w >> Ap majority leader
",££ S Lvnn COX. of Buffalo, where he es-
JU th. Grelner wing of the Republican party,
C " ~i to be majority leader, but it is gen-
S^errtOOd that he will be made chairman
France committee, which, at the pres
«t^ncture, is probably the place next of to-
Srtwce and will glv 5 him an excellent opor
** ° to do gond . v ■_; He is a member of
S Insurance Investigating Committee, and
probaMv will have a large part in promoting the
urination resulting from that inquiry,
1 tuition will be given to New-York County
bvThe appointment of George B. Agnew to the
SvVma-hir of the Committee on Water Sup-
0« and Electricity, it is belief Mr.
Znew has been advocated strongly by Con
ln,,nH^' Parsons for the Cities Com
mittee, but that, it is thought, will go to Mr.
Burnett, of Ontario, again. Mr. Agnew .thor
oughly familiar with the problems which vrJU
face this committee, an Important one in its
faring on New-York City because of the pro
posed additions to the water supply of the city.
It was he who introduced last session the bill
which permitted Mayor McClellan to appoint his
S. Percy Hooker, of Genewe, candidate for the
Bpeakership. who withdrew In Mr. Wadsworth's
favor, is likely to get the important Railroad
Committee chairmanship, succeeding there As
semblyman Bedel; Mr. Hooker has a good rec
ord, and th* prediction is made for him by his
friends that no measures for reviving moribund
Etreet railway franchises or giving away valua
ble privileges will get out of the committee with
his consent. His appointment would be one of
the FTrone: points in the reform programme in
stituted by the Governor and Speaker Wads
nwrmliljiiinii Wainwrlght, of "Westchester,
vas mentioned to-day ss a. probable candidate
for head of the Committee on Banks, for which
place Assemblyman Stanley, of Lemuel E.
Qu:e?"s gistrict, has male appliration. In view
cf the clamor for an investigation of the State
Banking Department, this would be one of the
Important places, and Assemblyman Wain
wrirht is a good man to fill it. according to the
expressions of the leaders here. He is practi
cally Independent 50 far as party affiliations pro,
and of advanced Ideas on the subject of political
Tho Committee on General Lau-s probably
would b<-- given agrair: to Assemblyman Merritt, it
Thcr<* is considerable divergence of views as
to the men who will r>e made chairmen of the
oth-r r o:r.n" i ;*'"^s. and the leaders are not sure
■whether Speaker Wadsworth has the places de
cidei himself yet. They think, however, that
th^re will v* uttle divergence from the foregoing
Blate in the men for th<- important places.
TO INVADE ARGENTINA.
Swift $ Co. Will Try to Evade New
[By TKegraph to The Tribune ]
Chicago, Jan. —Swift & Co.. the packing
firm, are planning to build large plants In Ar
gentina, and will devote to this purpose a largo
part of the $15,000,000 additional capital stock
authorized at the annual meeting last Thurs
It Is said that the branching out of the corn-
Wej' hag he»-n made necessary because of the
** German tariffs which go into effect In
These tariffs will be prohibitory to the
W-kir.g products of the United States, while
?«Hina is on Germany's free list.
Th* duty to be charged on shippings from
America to Germany will be almost $5 a head
for steers. It is known that Swift & Co. are
lending a representative to Argentina to look
over the ground.
BROOM VANQUISHES RAMPANT COW.
[F'.y TV.egra: h to The Tribune]
Lockport. N. V . Jar. -While Irving Ptowell,
an aged and wealthy farmer of Pendleton, was
diking a cow to night the animal suddenly
kicked him over and tried to poro him. His
daughter, fifteen years old. who had heard his
cries, hastened to th' barnyard with a broom.
The earn stood over £>.ow.-U. striking at him with
her horns. The girl struck the cow with the
broom. injuring ope eye. This confused the ani
mal, who leaped the fence and wandered Into
a nearby fleid. The old man was revived with
difficulty, bat will probably recover.
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To-morrow, fair: fresh wmterly wind*.
V. S. TO WORK FOR PEACE
Reported Instructions to Moroccan
Washington. Jan. 5. — Ambassador White and
Minister Gummert have received from the Stato
Department full and final Instructions for their
guidance as representatives of America in the
approaching Moroccan conference at Algeciras.
It may be stated on authority that these in
structions were drawn with special reference to
the attainment of two objects— first, the main
tenance of the open door in Morocco, and. sec
ond, the exercise of good offices by this country
directly in the conference to .smooth away as
perities, and prevent the development of fric
tion between France and Germany that might
jeopardize the world's peace. These objects
attained, it is said, this country has no partic
ular concern with the political future of Mo
rocco. At least, it is intimated that no such
concern will be manifested in the conference by
the American delegates, if it is possible for them
to maintain a position of neutrality.
Touching the execution of any agreement
reached by the conference for the regulation <>f
Moroccan affairs, it is said fhat it will probably
be sufficient for the powers concerned merely
to lay before the Sultan of Morocco the text of
their agreement, and it will be for him to carry
What will happen in case one power refuses
to abide by the conclusions reached cannot now
be foretold, and it is believed that in this con
tingency further instructions will be necessary
for the guidance of the American delegates. It
is certain that there is no intention on the part
of this government to enter into any entangling
alliances which would involve the use of force, in
combination with other powers, to carry out the
agreement, but the officials here are firmly con
vinced that no single power would undertake to
defy the expressed will of the other parties to
In reference to the movements of Rear Ad
miral Sigsbee's cruiser squadron, it is said at
the Navy Department that the plans for this
cruise in European waters were projected long
before there was the slightest suspicion in offi
cial minds here that the Moroccan affair would
assume such shape as to threaten the peace of
Europe. It is further pointed out that the ships
of Rear Admiral Sigsbee's squadron, being, with
the exception of the Brooklyn, nothing more
than protected cruisers, are not of a type that
would be chosen for any serious business.
BRITAIN AND MOROCCO.
Sir Edward Grey to Carry Out Lord
London, Jan. 6.— The "Standard" this morn
ins says it learns that Sir Edward Grey, the
Foreign Secretary, has formally announced,
through diplomatic channels, his intention to
carry out Che policy of his predecessor. Lord
Lansdowne. with resrard to Morocco. Therefore,
the paper adfc. th* apprehensions entertained
abroad concerning the attitude to be assumed by
Great Britain under the Liberal government
have been removed with satisfaction to the in
FLEETS TO GATHER NEAR ALGECIRAS.
American Squadron To Be at Gibraltar About
Time of Conference.
London. Jan. s.— The announcement that the
second squadron of the North Atlantic fleet. In
command of Rear Admiral Charles D. Slgsbee.
will be at Gibraltar, which is near Algeciraa,
about the time when the Moroccan conference
will assemble, has aroused Interest here in dip
BROTHERS CATCH THIEF.
Sit on Intruder Who Uses Jimmy as
While the members of the family of Dr. W. H.
Vail, of No. « r U">4 Mount Prospect-aye.. Newark,
were seated on the lower floor^of their home last
night they heard a noise on the floor above.
Knowing that none of the household v.-ere in
that part of the house, the doctor and his broth
er, Cyrus H. Vail, went qasietly upstairs. They
found a well dressed young man rifling a
bureau. The two Vails Jumped at. him and, al
though he attempted to use a jimmy rs a
wf-apnn, he was promptly floored, and while the
brothers sat on him Mrs. Vail called up Police
Four policemen responded and relieved the
Vails of their unwelcome visitor. At head
quarters he gave his name as Charles Longman,
of No. 21U Market-st. He is not known there,
however. It is a business building.
When he was searched a lot of jewelry that he
had pocketed in the Vail house was found. Be
sides two jimmies he carried a tube electric
lamp. Investigation showed that he had
climbed the front porch and forced a second
story window. The Vail house is in the best
home section of the city.
MILITARY ACTIVITY AT MANILA.
Three Regiments Under Orders for Possible
Service in China.
Manila. Jan. o.— Great activity prevails
among the troops in the garrisons at Manila.
Three regiments are under field orders in view
of possible emergencies in China.
San Francisco, Jan. s.— The army transport
Thomas sailed to-day for Honolulu. Guam and
Manila, carrying a large number of saloon
passengers, besides troops D, H. X and M Of the
4th Cavalry. 100 men of the hospital corps and
recruits. In the hold the Thomas has a cargo
of 4.500 tons of supplies for the army.
808 CHURCH STATUE OF TRINKETS.
Thieves Take Crown. Bracelets and Rings
from Effigy of Virgin Mary.
The Roman Catholic Church of St. Rita of Cas-
H . at No 442 College-aye.. The Bronx, it was
learned yesterday, was entered by a thief or
thieves last Saturday night and a crown, brace
let* rings and several trinkets on the statue of
the Virgin Mary were <>! '"-. ™her Ch ***"
Ferina. the pastor. »I1«1 not notify the police until
T i2!*S£ta* was brought from Milan about six
-reekfl ago on December 8 special services were
reld ~!n ration of the Feam of the Immaculate
Conception. The member, of the congregation
Staged the crown and the other trinkets on the
Jt-ltut The article, stolen were valued at about
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SER VANT SAYS SHE 13 AN HEIRESS.
[By yvVK'T'li to Th " Tribune. 1
Pittsburgh Jan. '..-Congressman E. F. Ache
ron has interest,.! himself in the case of Mis.
Kathrvn Gray, the Vamar College girl, who has
E n liausman. Miss Gray say. she *»***£
E PI Bausman. MUs Gray says she has c
£i, fro. a fortune U %«^
3BSS SA?SW PS *« < rom
NEW- YORK. SATURDAY. JANUARY 6. 1906.-SIXTEEN P AGES .-*, TT * c S^JK« ttva v
A FOR. If OF HOME RULE.
Mr. Bed four Hooted at Manchester
—Reply to Mr. Chamberlain.
London. Jan. T». — John Morley. Secretary for
India, speaking at Arbroath. Scotland, to-night,
said that personally he believed the only effec
tive method of reform for Ireland would' be an
elective representative body which would have
control of Irish affairs under the direction of the
imperial Parliament. He stood ready, however,
to co-operate in any scheme involving a less
radical departure if it could be shown that such
a scheme would assure the reforms needed.
Mr. Balfour, the former Premier, addressed his
constituents at Manchester to-night, but had
some difficulty in getting a hearing. His speech
was frequently noisily interrupted.
David Lloyd-George, president of the Board of
Trade, speaking at Croydon to-night, quoted
from the Board of Trade returns, which have not
yet been published. He said these returns would
show that the exports of manufactured goods by
the United Kingdom had increased enormously.
Since 1903. when Joseph Chamberlain said the
country was going to the dogs, the increase in
manufactured goods exported had amounted to
$175,000,000. Mr. Lloyd-George said the returns
would show that the United Kingdom exported
more manufactured poods than Germany and
the United States together.
Ireland's fate in the present election fight
raises an interesting problem. While the Con
servatives are doing their utmost to foment feel
ing in the country against the Liberals on the
ground of their Home Rule tendencies, a tacit
agreement it would seem, has been arrived at
between the Liberal and Irish leaders to defeat
the tactics of the Conservatives. Ireland itself
remains quiescent. Michael Davitt. speaking at
St. Helen's to-night, said:
Ireland is in a state of angelic political calm.
In no fewer than 78 out of her 102 constituen
cies no Chamberlainite nor any foeman of labor
dares intrude his political nose.
•While the Irishmen are thus avoiding any ex
citement of public, feeling, the. Liberal leaders
are speaking as of one voice to the effect that
home rule is impossible in the next Parliament—
in fact, that it is impossible altogether until the
country- has had the opportunity of giving a
special mandate on the question. Augustine
Birrell. president of the. Board of Education at
Bristol, and Winston Spencer Churchill at Man
chester, both to-night expressed this view, Mr.
Churchill making this most interesting pro
nouncement on the question:
Time has largely vindicated the views held by
Mr Gladstone in 188«. While there never was
a time like the present, when the greater mass
of opinion la arrayed against anything in -h^
nature of a startling plunge in the Irish polio,
there never was a time when a greater number
of sensible, patriotic people were prepared to
give fair and unprejudiced consideration to Ir'sh
affairs, to admit that a wrong system of go™™"
ment prevails in Ireland and to approach with
out passion one of the most difficult but the most
attractive of the riddles of British statecraft.
T. P. O'Connor, speaking at Liverpool, eaid
that the attempts of the Conservatives to say
that the issue before the country was home
rule and not the fiscal question were contempt
ible and dishonest.
The persistent abstention of John Redmond,
the leader cf the Irish Parliamentary party.
from a share in the campaign, is the subject of
ELECTION'S EFFECT ON CANADA.
Tariff for Germany and America Said to
Depend Upon Result.
London Jan. 6-"The Morning Post" to-day
has a long article which endeavors to point out
that the settlement of tariff relations with Cana
da will depend upon the result of the general
election in Great Britain. It says:
The administration of Sir Wilfrid Laurier la
pledged to the formulation of a maximum and
a minimum tariff as a scientific substitute for
the chaos of the present system. Germany and
the United States will pay the maximum and
Great Britain the minimum, but both Germany
and the United States will speedily negotiate for
reciprocal treatment. The issue obviously is
dependent on the election. If Mr. Chamberlain
obtains a. mandate to disewse preferential treat
ment with the colonies, neither Germany nor the
United States will be able to obtain the privi
leges of the minimum or preferential scale, no
matter what consideration they may offer. If.
on the other hand. Mr. Chamberlain, by an over
whelming majority, should fail to obtain such
nmndate the United States and Germany will in
the end obtain what they require.
Some of the members of the Laurier admin
istration and some of the newer corporations in
Canada which helped the Liberal war chest, are
distinctiv pro-American, but neither the pro-
American politicians nor the pro-American com
nanie«* dare set themselves in opposition to a
S unanimous for preferential treatment.
Mr Chamberlain's defeat, however would re
lease all these latent forces in opposition to the
mperial ideal and would so make for a commer
cial rapprochement with the United States.
"The Standard" this morning says that the
new Liberal government is committed to an un
constitutional act in stopping the importation of
Chinese coolies to South Africa.
MRS. T. L. CLARK MOBBED.
Crowd Attacks Widow of Enterprise
Bank Cashier in Allegheny.
TBy Telegraph to The Tribune]
Pittsburg. Jan. s.— An infuriated crowd of men
In the mill district of lower Allegheny this after
noon mobbed Mrs. T. Lee Clark, wife of the dead
cashier of the wrecked Enterprise National
Bank They wrecked the wheels of the carriage,
and were prevented from doing violence to Mrs.
Clark only by the counsel of cooler heads. After
her husband's suicide Mrs. Clark gave up the
handsome home in which they had lived ana
moved to less pretentious quarters. She had re
ceived $100,000 life insurance on her husband.
rs who had lost all their savings in its
posi.o^ who had lost all their saving, in its
wLn Mr« Clark drove into lower Allegheny
carriage were ln«l>«»J«' 5 . ' T * hP news flew
,!„„. an* ""JJSffcgsSS men of U>« wish
mob to disperse.
H C. FRICK'S NEPHEW DROWNED.
'Fly Telegraph * The Tribune. 1
w J Ju f. -Howard Chllds. Jr.. a
P ' U of HCFr ck was drowned this after
"l n' wh c pl'a vinghocuey «n * lea pond. B*n
j Mr fhiids 1' connected wltn me n
in-law. Mr. Frick.
ONE NIGHT TO CHICAGO
t ,h .-.i turv r Imifd of thf> N«*W V< rk
by th« TwnU*th Centun^im _ % . p M arrIVO
Central Unas. !f! f a _' *?„- The f«*tes>t iong-«lts-
BIG WATER MAIN BURSTS.
Leak Near Waldorf Not Found for
Again the Inability of the Department of
Water Supply, Gas and Electricity to act
promptly in case of broken mains was shown
last night, to the discomfiture of thousands
of travellers along sth-ave., and at the ex
pense of business houses whose cellars were
flooded. At exactly ten minutes after 7 o'clock
a 48-lnch main under oth-ave., forty feet south
of the 34th-st. crossing, burst, and ivatt-r flowed
in torrents from it until almost midnight. Th«
surface of sth-ave. at that point was lifted three
inchei by 10 o'clock and the management of
the big TioteLs in the neighborhood were seriously
talking of having some sort of gondolas for tho
convenience of their patronn.
At 2 o'clock this morning employes of the
Water Department found the leak, and under
orders of Chief Engineer Birdsall turned off
every main in the avenue The water stopped
flowing at once, after running for seven hours.
The management of the Waldorf-Astoria, after
a hasty conference with their chief engineer.
E. C. Bingham. telephoned the repair branch of
the Water Department ten minutes after the
water gushed from the main. It could not have
been a moment later than 725 o'clock when
this message was delivered, and it was exactly
8:10 when two men from the repair branch
drove up in a buggy. By this time the avenue,
from 34th-st. to 21>th-st., was a lake, the water
creeping onto the sidewalk every moment.
These men simply stared at the situation and
bade it goodby. From then until 11 o'clock no
person with authority had attempted to turn off
the stream or find the cause of the break.
The lesson of Sunday, June 11, when a water
main burst under Park-aye., near 41st-st., dam
aging property for blocks and tying up traffic,
was apparently forgotten.
The city will have sth-ave. to dig up and re
pair again, and probably thousands of dollars
of damage to face. The main that broke is sup
posed to be one of the twin 4S-inch mains put
under oth-ave. in the Strong administration
which supply smaller mains throughout the city.
A cabman in front cf the Waldorf was the first
to see the water gushing out of a manhole. He
rusTied in and a moment later Mr. Hilliard. the
manager, and Mr. Bingham. the chief engineer,
came out. The lid was torn off the manhole and
from it gushed a torrent of water that flowed
into the avenue.
MANY CELLARS FLOODED.
Five minutes later the water bubbled over an
other manhole, several feet south of the first one,
and in less than half an huur the avenue was a
pool from 84th-st. to l!9th-st. Every moment
increased the danger to property, and as early
as 8 o'clock the water was trickling down into
the wine cellar of the Waldorf-Astoria, though
the management was loathe to admit it. 3y 9
o'clock every cellar as far south as 20th-st. was
flooded. The police took hold of the traffic situa
tion at this time, and blocked the avenue from
34th-st. to 23d-st., ordering all northbound cabs
into Broadway and the southbound into 32d-st.
or the side streets above it.
Mr. Hilliard said hia chief engineer tried to
find the #ause of the break, but gave it up, and
they spent the rest of the night in venting their
spleen on the Water Department. Mr. Hilliard
said that he had never seen such blundering ln
compftency and failure to meet a situation. He
blamed the department first for the delay la
getting men there, and then for having men that
did not know their business.
Meanwhile the water had crept up to the side
walk and was gushing into every cellar in that
part of the avenue. Near &sd-st. and f>th-ave.
is the jewelry store of Thomas Kirkpalrick. In
the basement are stored valuable oil paintings,
bric-a-brac and onyx vases, covered with can
vas. The water poured into the cellar, and in
five minutes" time everything of value inside was
On the opposite side of the street is the Knick
erbocker Trust Company's building. Its cellar
was flooded, as well as those of several art stores
and bric-a-brac shops, a large jewelry stor- and
that of A. Schmidt, the curio dealer. In nearly
all these cellars there were valuables stored. The
water flowed on down to Js>th-st.. running in
eddies into the side streets. There is a slight de
pression between 33d and Lf»th sts., and tho
water lay like a deep muddy pool. When this
depression was filled the water flowed into the
side streets to Madtoon-ave. and thence south ip
Madison. East 33d-st. was impassable.
HOTELS CUT OFF FROM AVENUE.
The Holland House and the Hot^l Cambridge
were also cut off on the avenue side. The cel
lars of these hostleries were damaged, though
to what extent could not be learned, as the
management was reticent about the matter.
The guests in the Waldorf found something to
while away the time for an hour or ss watching
The Broadway theatre crowds heard the news
and swarmed to the scene, adding to the hun
dreds already there. The manager of the Wal
dorf tried for several hours to keep the :j.id-st.
carriage stand clear, but gave it up after the
water flooded a wooden dam his employes built.
A.bout LO o'clock the Water Department got
several men on the scene under Mr. O'Conneil. a
•We're up in the air." OConnel! said, when
asked where the stream was coming from. "We
don't know any more about it than you. There
are five mains under the avenue at this point.
Which one of them is it? We don't know. There
are two 48-inch mains and three smaller ones.
Well find the one or turn off every main on the
"ITS o'clock his men had failed to find "the
one" Th* cause of the break is said to have
been blasting operations in connection with the
construction of a sewer In sth-ave. to connect
with the Altman Building, being erected on the
north side of :>,4th-«t.. just west of the avenue.
Men from the Water Department were sent to
a supply station connected with the broken main
to shut off the water and others scurried in all
directions, but their efforts to turn off the stream
William B. Ellison. Commissioner of Water
Supply. Gas and Electricity, with Chief Engi
neer Birdsall and Commissioner Wood bury, of
the Street Cleaning Department, reached the
scene about midnight.
•This Is a tough proposition for a man who
ha« only been on the job a few Alays."A lays." Commis
sioner Ellison said. "Candidly. I don't know a
thing about this break. I'll have to refer you to
mv chief engineer."
The Commissioner admitted that there was j
some delay in getting to work, but did not know
who was responsible and promised to invest!- ,
WILL DEPRIVE CITY OF MUCH WATER. I
Chief Engineer Birdsall ordered every main on
the avenue except one. a 3^-tnch one. shut off.;
and as a result one-half of the entire water
supply of the city below the point where th"
'water is shut off will be cut out for two or ■
three day*- He paid there were nine mains :
Continued on »ocund PSS«>
Caceres in Power — Jimenez Again
Active — The Losses.
Washington. Jan. s.— Advices received at the
State Department to-day from naval sources
regarding the collapse of the Morales rebellion
in Santo Domingo were as follows:
The rebel gunboat Independencia was seen last
night off Puerto Plata. Desultory firing all day.
Caceres apparently successful. Thirty m^n
killed and sixty wounded on Caceres's side
Loss on other side unknown. Medical assist
ance is being sent from the American warship
to the wounded ashore, under the Red Cross
flag. The death of Rodriguez was a great blow
to his party. Seven American citizens have
been taken aboard the Scorpion No eas<ia!ti»s
among, the Americans. Hostilities have ceased.
Other advlcea received at the State Depart
ment say that the revolution is practically at
an end: the troops are dispersing to their homes
and the country is again becoming quiet.
The Secretary of War to-day received the fol
lowing dispatch from Colonel Colton. the Con
troller and General R'ecelver of Domingan cus
toms, dated Santo Domingo. January 2:
Carlos F. Morales legally impeached to-day
by Congress. Ramon Caceres. acting in accord
ance with the constitution, pending final action
proceeding Supreme Court. This eliminates Mo
rales from the situation, and leaves without
question the legality of Caceres government.
The government acting in conservatism and
adhering to the constitution. Peace condition
as reported yesterday. Morales not yet heard
Cape Haytien. Jan. s.— Further advices received
here to-day from the scene of hostilities say that
the defeat of the forces of General Demetrio Rodri
guez, who was killed in the engagement, was com
plete. About one hundred and fifty men were killed
or wounded. The remainder of Rodriguez's follow
ers embarked on board the gunboat Independeneia.
off Puerto Plata, and the vessel sailed for Monte
General Guellito Pichardo. tho former Governor
of Monte Cris»i. who. with his troops, had declared
in favor of Morales, on being informed of the death
of General Rodriguez decided to fight In his own
behalf and Is preparing to attack Santiago, south
of Puerto Plata.
General Jlminez. the former President of San'o
Domingo, has left Puerto Plata for Monte Cristi.
and it is understood that h» will, with the assist
ance of Morales, compete for the Presidency. Ac
cording to reports brought here by messengers, a
large part of the population of Northern Santo Do
mingo is in favor of General Jimfnez.
ANNOYS THE PRESIDENT.
N etc- Jersey Man Arrested for Writ
ing Offensive Letters.
TBy T»irraph to The Trtbun* )
MontcJair. N. J.. Jan. 5. — John Peabody. who
lives j-uet over the Orange Mountains here, was
arrested by Secret Service officers from Wash
ington to-day on a charge of annoying President
For n-.ontha the President, it is alleged, has
been receiving letters atteckinsr him for his po
sition on the Panama Canal, on railroad rebates
and, in fact, on about every prominent public
question that has come up for discussion. These
letters are said to have been very offensive, and
were mailed at different points in this section,
some at Bloomfleld. some at Montclair and
others at Verona. The writer gave his name,
but not his address, and there was much diffi
culty in finding him. He was finally found here
in a public library, where he was preparing an
other letter, and arrested.
Peabody was taken before the authorities, and
after a severe lecture and upon promising to
cense annoying the President with his criti
cisms he was allowed to go. A strict watch
will be kept on his future actions.
CONFER AT WHITE HOUSE.
Four Members of Cabinet for Tvco
Hours with the President.
Washington. Jan. s.— An Important conference
which covered a wide .ransre of discussion of the
internal management of the War and Navy de
partments was held at the White House to-night.
Secretaries Root. Taft and Bonaparte and Attorney
General BfOOdy took part In it, and it lasto<i from
9:*) to 11:3" o'clock.
None of the Cabinet officers present were willing
to say specifically Just what was under dtSCU*-
Sion, but Secretary Taft said that any conclusions
which may have been reached were not matters
for legislative action, but were such as would re
quire only executive approval. The propose!
changes in the Navy Personnel bill, affecting the
promotion of officers, which i? now before < ■•"
grew, W as mentioned in the discussion. From the
length of the conference it is believed that mat
ters affecting the Philippines. Panama. Santo Do
mingo. the general board of the navy and the
General Staff of the army also may have been
M'LAURIN TO VARDAMAN.
Senator Rebukes Governor for Bit
ter Attack on Dead Brother.
fßy Telegraph to The Tribune ]
New-Orleans. Jan. United States Senator
McLaurin to-night replied in scathing terms to
the attack made on him and his brother by Gov
ernor Vardaman over the leasing of the convict
farms on Sandy Bayou to the prison board.
The attack made in Governor Varda man's an
nual message was one of the most bitter ever
made in a public document of this kind, and
was the subject of conversation throughout Mis
sissippi for several days. The statement of Sen
ator McLaurin was as follows:
I cannot permit this false and unprovoked im
putation upon the motives of my decease.!
brother to go unchallenged. 1 nave never
thought that men of manly mold would P*U*ue
thVsubJect of their enmity beyond the portal of
the grave or Invade the sacred precincts of th»
rilent Bleeping dead. In writing this vnidioat-n
gTouna-lew Impugnment of hi* motives shall not
It -c-ms to be the general opinion in Missis
sippi that this statement is only the beginning
of a bitter political fight in the State which
Senator McLaurin Intends to wage and which
ay prevent Vardainan going to the Senate
THE PRESIDENT AND -STICK TIGHT."
[By T.->grari. v The Tribune.]
Denver Jan. .-..-President Roosevelt has writ
ten to Governor McDonald asking him to look
into the caM of Curtis C Waggoner, known an
•Stick Tight" in the Rough Riders, who Is now
i . Wne-eoner l"-it a leg after the war.
rowed TOgrror's team without per-
S£S was sent up for thre^ year,.
OHIO TO INVESTIGATE INSURANCE.
(By T >>ur«rh » The Trtbun* 1
Columbus. Ohio. Jan .-..-Republican leni3e-s
Of the legislature are planning to have a legis
lative Investigation of the Ir-turanee companies
doing business In Ohio They expect to aj>p*»
,',,,(. $250,000 and obtain as counsel Charles K.
Hughe*, who his beta conducting the Inquiry In
PRICE THREE CENTS.
HEARD EDWARDS SHOT.
NKW TESTIMONY GIFES.
Few Clew* and No Arrests in Sevy-
Haven Murder Mystery.
[By T*>t;raph to Tbt TrTbitac .'
New-Kave.i. Conn.. J.f.i — Ap;2r9CU7 baf
tied at every turn in sv!ut is proving '"*. v r.io«t
mysterious ehMn cam ><.■> rea :r. t'.i'.r. Stat*.
Coroner EH Mix to-r.irht wa« up far *r'-<v. ?rt»
tling the question of the death of Charles A.
Edwards, of New-York, a: the «•',.! ll ill- r housa
on College-s:., Wednesday irsorn'.ii*;. as at tb«
beginning of his inquiry.
A. Maxcy Hiller. bnUher-tn-L-iw if the mur
dered man. and with whom he had not been
on the best of terms; on account of family
troubles re^ardinic the. s?trlement of the Htller
estate, was still under strict police surveillance
to-day, but remained at his home in chargo
of detectives. No cha«-ge of any kind has yet
been made against hlrr-
While new developments caw thick and fast
to-day there was no new turn to the situation
and the solution of thfc murder is still clouded
in mystery to-night.
Among to-day's Important developments wm
the statement of Anson Stanley, night watciv
man at the Oraduatesr Club, who said that h»
heard a pistol shot at 2 o'clock Wednesday
morning from the Hiller house while on duty.
The Graduates' Club addition, on Elm-st.. ex
tends back at right angles to the yard of the
Hiller house, on College-st.. and is close to
where Mr Edwards was shot This is the tint
definite statement of the time at which the shot
was fired, and is the most important inform***
tion yet received of the actual murder.
HILLER OTVE9 POLICE PISTOLB.
During the day the coroner gave up the ids*
of finding the lost revolver in the Hiller house*
which had been ransacked from cellar to gar
ret, and sent to A. Maxcy Hillers house to find,
such a weapon. Mr. Hiller at once pur two
pistols in possession of the police, both old
weapons. One of them, from ■which one bullet>
had been fired, was taken to John E. Bassett'ai
gun shop, in Church-st.. where X was left to>
be examined by experts and th» bore compared
with the .2*2-calibre bullet extracted from tha
murdered man's head. It was an old double
It became known to-day that the police were
trying to connect the murder with some one
who used chewing tobacco, though neither ot
the Hiller brothers nor Mr. Edwards used to
bacco. There wa? enough in this clew, it
seemed, to keep the detective department busy,
but no results came from it
A statement was made to-day that among th«
papers supposed to h;ive been taken from tha
wallet of Mr. Edwards was a pocket hook diary
containing memoranda and receipts of finan
cial transactions between Mrs. Abigail Hiller
and her sons, especially A. Maxcy Hiller. This
diary had bee n given to Mrs. Bezanson, tha
nurse who attended Mr. Hitler's mother, who i:»
turn gave it to Mr. Edwards.
Mrs. Bezanson would not say to-night why 3h-»
had done this o r what the book h«ld. but it n
believed that the contents of the book may have
an important hearing- on the case, if only :•>
settle disputed relations of the Hil'.er family,
and especially A. Maxcy Hitler's relations to tui
This diary is mi??inar. though it is believe,!
that Mr. Edwards had it with him Tuesday night
last. A search for this book is now g-njng on.
<>ne <>f the th'iirie? of th • police to-night wai
that the murderer probably *nrere,j the Hille.
house to secure certain papers relating to busi
ness interests which Mr. Edwards was tuurmrjl
t>> have with him. The police think that tha
intruder may have disturbed Mr. Edwards, ani.
to cover his retreat, shot him.
To sift th^ possible business interests wlddl
Mr. Edwards may have had in town, a com
plete inquiry was made to-day. Charles Hiiler
stated that Mr. Edwards had personal business
of his own in the city, not related to the Hitler
affairs, but refused to state what this business
Coroner Mix began his day's work early this
morning: He went at once to the Hitler house,
in Col!ege-st.. where he went over the premises
again. Toward noon Coroner Mix. Deputy Cor
oner Pond and Medical Examiner Bartlett. with,
Chief of Detectives Cowles, went to the office of
State Attorney Williams in the Superior Court
Building, and there was a long conference.
STATE ATTORNEY CALLED IN.
At noon Coroner Mix. Deputy Pond. Dr. Car
malt. Dr. Fram is Bacon and Professor Ferris, of
Yale, met State Attorney Williams for another
conference. it being understood that the State
Attorney was being informed as to th» progress
of the Inquest ;ind the autopsy. Mr. Williams
was called in to-day in an advisory capacity.
Concerning the business relations between the
heirs of Mrs. Abigail Hiller. information was
cumulative to-day to the effect that th«re wei»
serious disagreements, in which A. Maxcy Hiller
was opposed to Charles Hiller and Mrs. Ed
wards, that the family dispute was over the
division of the estate and the appointment of an,
administrator and that much ill feeling had
arisen. A. Maxcy Hiller was especially attentive
to his mother and had more or less charge o*
her business Interests here, which wore con
Charles Hiller was quoted to-day as saying
that 'I have reason to believe that Maxcy is
looking fcr a greater share of mother's property
thars h<> is entitled to" A local banker was
asked to act as administrator, but refused be
cause of the family division.
Mr. Hiller to-day outlined the questions put to
him by the toroner last night, and his answers,
all of which, he said. «fr» perfectly satisfactory
from his standpoint. These are the prtncipwl
questions that Coroner Mix asked
Do you own a revolver?
Were you. out after midnight on 'ho night of
Have you ever made threats against Mr nd
Do you carry a key to the College-st. botise?
. What were your feelings toward Mi. Ed
Do you chew tobacco.
To these questions Mr. Hi'.ler said he rerH^l
that he never had a revolver, an 1 that h'- wrai
not nut on th~ night in question.
In' answer to the qoestfcwi about bavins cm Is!
threats agafnsi Mr. Edwards, he slid Xlw. lij
had made- no threats, but that h:- had m:- th»
statement during a disagreement over prop?:- ■/
"that such actions and ra h talk "ill somai day
bring their just punishment. 1 Mr. Hiller ex
plained that he did no: wean this as any th.val
of violence, but rather as a matter of dlvtoa
In the matter of his carrying a key. Mr Hi'.'»r
said that he did, but hr- called the attention of
the coroner to statements »hat he had s.'on in
print that the front do«r. was bolted that nighr
as well as locked, ?o thai his key would havi}
been of no u«e in making an entrance.
As to his feelings toward Mr. Edwards. Mr.
HHler said that he told th» coroner that they
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