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OBBV ONJBALTIC BUST.
Colons Still &**-** *-
urgent Arsenal Captured.
* taire Jan. 6.-A "port prepared fOr
St Petersburg. situation in the Baltic prov
~*^£Sw*> o^ ™ volt has
111069 many part* of the provinces and
*"*?£ ££ aunties who were deposed
* OU * tbeU^ axe cumins the reins of
by r^f^der the protection of the troops.
(oTeraB ieni is still very serious.
* c- SLtrtcts of Dorpat and Pernau. In
111 ' «r^ I?onla, the troops are unable to
force. A body of cavalry
*»** a» a forced march surprised an in
**** t^Td at Rueu. but the peasants resisted
•^ JTranks bad been shattered bX artillery.
*;£y^rrJndered their arms and their
* hen Th*re are strong bodies of Insurgents
*"* JSTof aieixekul and Lemcai. further
* r f^Jl I** must be attacked and
* ** »T A band of insurgents attacked Gen-
SloJ and his escort of a SQuadron of cav
'Z tear Marienburg. but the attack was re
■"SdtSd pleader captured. He was lmine
£S*Sed V,- drumhead court martial and
*%* advices received by the government report
nrure of an arsenal of the revolutionists
"Vt^riik in Southern Russia, in which were
££»£«* rifles, bombs and explosives, but
- small field piece. Another arsenal, near
SiSvan caught fire, and an explosion
Stowed, resulting in the killing of twelve per
6ons and the wounding of nine.
Hlea. Jan. 5 —The energetic manner in which
General Solios-ub has begun his task is reas
wKg the German residents, and there Is less
Sk of abandoning their property interests in
ST Baltic provinces. Nevertheless, another
Snnan steamer will leave Riga to-morrow
STfour hundred refugees of foreign nationali
**? gradual resumption or railroad truffle is in
D ropre«s Two trains are sent from Riga daily.
The Governor General has announced that he is
tilling to accede to the economic demands of
rte railroad men. but he absolutely refuses to
consider any political demands. The railroad
cen who have been obstructing traffic axe being
arrested as fast as found.
The revolutionists to-day killed two more
policemen here in broad daylight, making the
number for the last three months twenty-eitfiX.
The devastation of estates by the peasants in
Be-honia goes on furiously. In the Dorpat and
peHiau districts twenty bondings were burned
last week The authorities are dispatching
militar- expeditions wit* artillery in all di
rections. no mercy is shown where revolu-
In courland no mercy is shown where revolu
tionary bands refuse to surrender. The troops
shell the towns ar.d villages. Several villages
have been set on fire and destroyed.
Takum Jar. .".—Five hundred and eighty per-
Eons were killed or wounded In the recent re
SAD RUSSIAN HOLIDAYS.
Destitution Among Workmen — The
Premier May Retire.
s . 1 ,. c: . ■,-The Russians love
nothing so much as their holidays, but depressed
these revolutionary days.
Lssian Christinas, oa
Sunday next, will be v sai one. The streets of
the casual Have put on a pitiful semblance of
holiday a:-:: ■ it tbx heavy buying, character
tetk of the prodigal Russians in former days, is
not noticeaaie, while In the industrial sections
th. workmen, exhausted by a long series of
strikes, are without money for Christmas trees.
The holidays, fco-vever. promise a period of
uattve quiet, the proletariat organizations
E decided to refrain from activity until
they are ended.
N woe Vtemya" is printing a series of
■ in defence of Premier Witte. which are
attracting much attention, and are assumed to
be Inspired by the Premier himself. The most
Important si made is that Witte has
taktn a definite resolution to retire as soon as
th--- National Assembly meets. With the turn
lnp over of the rein oJ power to the people's
represer.tat: - . HI regard his task as
The whole course of affairs since the reform
manifesto v.as issued is attributed by the paper
to the refusal of the Conservatives to support
the government. It is explained that many re
forms ware not promulgated because every bit
of leeway given was seized by the "reds'" to
advance the cause of an armed revolution, until
finally the government, being without the active
support of the conservative classes, was forced
In self-protec :io:i to adopt repressive measures.
Even then it refrained from taking action until
. .mulgated, and dur
ing the im there were no laws. While
the government did not desire to act for fear of
arousing . tion. the revolution gained
headway. The policy it is now following is
solely for the purpose of making possible the
holding of ih<=- elections and accelerating the
convocation of the National Assembly.
The government, however, realizes that It Is
impossible to hold flections in the Caucasus and
Baltic provinces, and does not believe that the
National Assembly can be convened before April.
The Premier, after the failure of his efforts to
secure an alliance with the Conservatives and
Moderates, decided to hold aloof from all par
ties, stand on the terms of the manifesto and
u-iit v-^v -^ aotipUUa to the convocation of the Na
tional Assembly. The government is yet uncer
tain in regard to the result of the elections, but
It is confident that the parties of law and order
■Rill have a majority.
All the rumors that Count Wine's post is in
danger are characterized as pure invention. The
writer of the article says:
rm in the saddle as ever. His
net:;L ik goo i. and he Is proceeding on the con
viction that at least three-quarters of the Rub
■lan people approve his struggles against the
There are signs, however, that the policy of
repression mi be carried to a point which la
s '-ire to again arouse the resentment and dls-
of the clarets which shrank from the
ffogramme of violence. In St. Petersburg the
Wholesale searches of the police have been suc
ct*<sed by a. particularly offensive measure of
c Prefect, which practically gives the dvornlks.
°- house portere. a free hand to search private
'°'-i£ings for arms and suspicious persons for
ocuruenta. It offers a reward of 50 cents for
discovery of every revolver or bomb and 125
«Ets for a knife. Such a measure naturally will
ar °Ufie the cupidity of the house porters and re-
leave when you quit and use
•* There's a Reason."
■tore the Intolerable system of personal esrion-
Btr» -which was In vogue under the rule of M.
Plebve. Thirty-five arrests were made last
night. Among those taken were four Moscow
revolutionists who came here to consult their
comrades in this city. They were captured on
their arrival at the railroad station after a des
perate struffc;i« with the police.
The programme for the demonstrations of
January 22, the anniversary of "Red Sunday,"
Includes services for the "martyrs" at the Narva
Gate, the Palace Square, and other places where
the troops fired on the workmen, and also at the
Cemetery of the Transfiguration, where most of
the victims are buried.
Two winss of the Social Democratic party hay«
now joined the workmen's organization In an
nouncing that they will boycott the elections to
the National Assembly. The Social Democrats
have adopted a series of resolutions instructing
the members of Socialist organizations not to
take part in the "police elections." but to take
every advantage of such freedom of meeting as
may be allowed them to discuss the elections
and preach the extension of the doctrine of
armed revolt for the purpose of overthrowing
the present government. Only then, the resolu
tions say, will It be possible to ascertain the real
will of the people through direct, secret and free
Trading on the Bourse to-day was quiet, and
prices were weaker, owing- to the approaching
holidays. Imperial fours fell to 81. but closed
ZLATOUST REPORTED QUIET.
St. Petersburg. Jan. C— lt is semi-offlcially an
nounced that dispatches have been received from
Zlatoust, Government of Ufa,- In the Ural Moun
tains, saying that the factories there are In op
eration and that order prevails. These dis
patches contradict the reports that a revolu
tionary government has been formed.
RELIEF FUND REPOBT.
More than $2,000 ,000 Has Been Dis
tributed in Russia.
The national committee for the relief of the Jew
ish sufferers In Russia received yesterday from the
international committee in London a copy of the
report of D. Felnberg, Dr. Paul Nathan and Carl
6tettauer, who are the commissioners sent to Rus
sia to distribute the relief fund collected in the
United States and in Europe.
The report covera the commissioners' work from
November 22 to December 10. Up to that date the
emissaries had granted for distribution $2,292,662. as
follows, in rubles: Odessa, 1,062,847; Moscow. 280.
625; Krementschug. 131.000; Ellzabetbgrad, 87.000;
Rostov-on-Don, 21.000; Romny, £0,000; Kieff. 434,645:
Homel, 31,000; Poltava, 127,73 a. and Ekaterinoelav.
Owing to the suspension of railway traffic the
commission could visit only a few of the cities.
The Odessa district, according to the report, suf
fered more severely than any of the others, forty
eight massacres having occurred there, affecting
more than fou-teen thousand families. In the
ICieff district outbreaks occurred in forty towns
and villages, ruining about 11,500 families.
The commission seems to beiieve that a repeti
tion of the outrages on the Jews is not unlikely.
They say in their report:
We regret to say that there is not the slightest
fn? r ¥EHveri^ sSk3 s?«?*s
t£l systematic incitement against our co-religlon
mlunnyVitk which many Russian l officials have
TiarticiDated in the Pogroms make further out
rages possible at uny moment. It thereiore re-
It was agreed with all local committees that
Christians who had come to harm in defending
Jews should be assisted on the same basis as the
co-religionists of the commissioners. In accordance
with this decision. 3,000 rubles was granted to Frau
Dr. Doboche and £00 rubles to the clergyman of
the Odessa Baptist community. Frau Dr. Doboche
had shown great self-sacriflco in caring for Jewish
women and girls, while the clergyman had also
housed and fed a number of Jews.
Important rules were adopted by the commission
to guide it In its work, three of which were:
As far as possible, the prevention of emigration.
No purely eleemosynary assistance.
Immediate grant of sufficient assistance to make
the sufferer self-supporting.
A circular was sent to the school teachers of the
New-York public schools asking contributions to
The following letter has been received by Jacob
H. Schiff, treasurer of the national committee:
The teachers of the public schools of New-York
Cltv through an advisory board organized for the
purpose of increasing your fund for the relief or
victims of anti-Jewish massacres in Russia, trans
mit herewith a check to the amount of 13.4*4 ,U.
If it be deemed wise and proper in the light oi
your greater experience to use any of this contri
bution in assisting the bereaved survivors to emi
grate from Russia, the advisory board of the
teachers' fund will be found in accord.
With sincere wishes for a continued and increas
ing growth of your fund, I remain, yours sincerely,
Chairman Advisory Board.
THE CABXISIE SINKS AT SAIGON.
Two Men Missing and Many Injured — The
Saigon, Jan. s.— The British Fteamer Carlisle sank
In the Saigon River yesterday, after a flre on
board following an explosion of powder. Two of
her crew, an engineer and a sailor, are missing-.
Many persons were injured in the excitement at
tending the rescue of the remainder of the crew.
The Carlisle had a series of misfortunes. She
was chartered by the Russian government early
last year to carry supplies from Vladivostok to
Port Arthur, but lost her propeller and drifted to
San Miguel Bay, Luzon, whence she was towed to
Manila. She effected repairs there, arrived at Sai
gon in May and was detained by the French au
thorities on suspicion of carrying contraband of
war After the conclusion of peace the Carlisle
was' compelled to remain at Saigon because the
Rußßian government refused to pay her port
A NEW CHINESE VICEROY.
Peking, Jan. Touan Fang, Governor of the
Province of Hoo-Nan, and special commissioner
to the United States, has been appointed Vice
roy of the provinces of Che-Kiang and Fo-Kien,
with a residence at Foo-Chow, where the board
of trade recently declared a renewal of the boy
cott of American goods.
OPENING CHINESE '"TOWNS TO TRADE.
Che-Foo. Jan. The Shan-Tung bureau of
commercial affairs has Issued an invitation to
the foreign officials and merchants of the prov
ince to attend the ceremony at Tsi-Nan on Jan
uary 10 to celebrate the opening to trade of the
towns c' Tsi-Nan-Fu, Wei-Hsien. Chow-Tsun-
In and Shan-Tung. Several local consular offi
cials and merchants will leave here to-morrow
to attend the ceremonies.
MACEDONIAN DEATH LISTS.
Salonica, Jan. 5.— A report issued by the Turk
ish authorities shows that 1,032 casualties re
sulted from the fight in Macedonia between
Turkish troops and Bulgarian, Greek and Ser
vian revolutionary bands during ]'.♦"•".. Alto
gether 111* encounters took i>iac« in th- vilayets
of Salonica, Monastir and Uskub. in which the
scents lost 620 men killed and wounded.
The troops captured 2i!f> prisoners. Th« troops
lost 122 killed and 145 wounded.
GERMAN PROFESSOR A SUICIDE.
Darmstadt, Jan. s.— Professor Chelius, head
of the mining department of the Technical Uni
versity here, hanged himself in prison to-day.
He was convicted yesterday of criminal impro
prieties and sentenced to two years' imprison-
Jrent. He had previously a distinguished social
and professional reputation. His death i« the
tragical end of a great sensation In Germany.
TWO EXECUTIONS IN HAVANA.
Havana, Jan. 6.— Domingo Bocourt. an old negro.
and Victor Molina, a mulatto, were garroted at the
prison here this morning. Their crime was the
murder Of a white baby. Zoila Diaz, for the pur
pose of procuring the heart of a white female child
coruiecUou .with Hi* <,runa.
istew-yore: daily trtbtin^. Saturday, jaxtary 6, inrm.
TJUXSIT BOARD MEETS.
Attends Farewell Luncheon for Ex-
Charles Stewart Smith, of th» Rapid Transit Com
mission. yesterday gave a farewell luncheon in
honor of Edward M. Grout at th« Chamber of
Commerce. Present ■were all the commissioners,
the Mayor, William Barclay Parsons, George S.
Rice, George L. Rives and Edward M. Shepard.
While the gathering was largely of a social nature,
there was an interchange of ideas with reference to
future subways. Ex-Mayor Low was invited to the
luncheon, but was unable to attend. President Orr
of the commission, who has just been elected presi
dent of the New-York Life Insurance Company,
said nothing to his friends yesterday about retiring
from the commission. Mr. Git's friends assume
that for some time he will perform the exacting
duties of both places. He Is in good health, and
does a lot of work without much effort. Mr. Rives,
when seen last night, said that there was nothing
to be said about the luncheon, as It was a private
affair. Of the transit situation Mr. Rives said:
The order of the Appellate revision affirming the
decision of the lower court, holding good the law
transferring to the Board of Estimate and Appor
tionment the power of consenting to franchises for
merly enjoyed by the aldermen, was received to-day.
This enables the Rapid Transit Commission to go
ahead with the legal formalities preliminary to the
beginning of the work on the new subways. The
commission will on Monday publish the notice of an
application which will be made to the Appellate
Division for the appointment of commissioners to
pass formally on the necessity for the selected
routes, as laid down by the commission. These are
known as the Bd-ave-, Lexlngton-ave., 7th, and Bth
aye. routes. It will be February, probably, before
these commissioners are appointed, and doubtless It
will be the first of May before they have disposed of
the questions whioh will be brought before them.
So soon as they make their report the commission
will be in position to advertise for bids for the new
Speaking of the commission's legislative pro
gramme, Mr. Rives said:
Senator Elsberg has reintroduoed his bill of last
year, the bill which has been successfully opposed
tor three years by this commission. The commis
sion will not object to the provision for the separa
tion of the construction and operation of the road
if the law is made permissive. There are advan
tages to be derived from the old plan of bavins:
the bidder both build and operate the road. This
was particularly true in connection with the build
ing of the first subway. Perhaps It is less impor
There is no way of telling so far In advance
whether there will be more than one bidder for
the new subways. We didn't know until a few
days before the bids were to be opened for the
first subway that we were going to have a bidder
The financial results following the operation of
the Belmont road are so attractive that it is safe
to assume there will be bidders for the new lines.
No doubt the Intorborough-Metropolltan people
will be only too glad to build in Lexington. 7th
and 6th ayes. They might not want to build in
3d-ave., because of the surface and elevated roads
already there. But the operators of the present
subway have not all the money looking for good
Investment. The first road was something of an
experiment, and it was relieved from taxation.
The results show that future subways can sus
tain taxation like other real estate. Even In the
face of the probability that It will have to pay
taxes, the subway is a good nnnjvciaJ proposition,
and no doubt will attract bidders.
Ex-Controller Grout told his friends at the lunch
eon yesterday that lie had accepted retainers from
certain interests, which would make It Impractica
ble for him to become a rapid transit commis
FOE CITY CONTBOL OF TRAFFIC.
Board of Trade and Transportation Proposes
Memorial to Municipal Authorities.
The Board of Trade and Transportation has In
vited other civic organizations to meet with it at
No. 203 Broadway on January 25 at 3 p. in- to dis
cuss a proposed memorial to the city authorities on
the Question of placing and keeping the railway
traffic in the city under the city's control. The pro
posed memorial says in part:
Past experience has demonstrated that the most
potent corrupting force In municipal government is
to be found in the great private profit and the lax
publio control which are now characteristic of long
term franchise grants, involving governmental
functions of which the city should not be divested.
The city can control completely only when it
Is in a position to terminate at any time the right
of use claimed by any person or corporation that
may choose to defy the will of the city in any re
spect. In other words, the grant terminable at the
will of the city authorities at a compensation pro
vided for In the original grant 1b the only kind of
a grant under which the city can be sure of its
ability to dominate the situation at all times.
Contemporary discussion indicates that either the
passenger transit service of the city will be far
more effectively controUed by the city than hereto
fore has been the case, or' that the city mußt itself
directly operate its transit system. We urge upon
your honorable body that the former policy of ef
fecting municipal control, maintained through the
power to resume all franchise grants on a pre-ar
ranged basis of indemnity. Is the policy that should
now be adopted.
EECOED BEEAEEKG MAIL TRAINS.
Time for Trip to San Francisco and Heturn
Cut Forty-eight Hours.
A mail train from San Francisco, which reached
here at 11:52 yesterday, broke ail previous records
for "Western and Southern mails by twelve hours.
Within half an hour after the train arrived the
mail was being distributed in the postoffice. Yes
terday's record, however, is to be beaten by an
eighteen hour train from Chicago, which is te
reach here Monday morning on a schedule which
will bring it from San Francisco to this city and
return again to the Pacific elope in two days less
than previous schedules. This wiU make it pos
sible for one to mail a letter to San Francisco and
receive an answer forty-eight hours earlier than
h According to Superintendent Bradley, of the Rail
way Mall Service. the schedule of this fast train is:
Mai! leaves New-York at 2:46 Monday morning
reaches San Francisco Thursday noon in time for
answers to be mailed on the train that leaves San
Francisco the same day at 6 o'clock, reaching New-
York the followins Monday morning at »:*>•
Heretofore these mail trains from the coast did
not reaoh this city until Wednesday, and t was
TT^i.r.fdav morning before the mail was delivered
throughout the dty. The saving of forty-eight
nours £ due to the lowering of the actual time of
SSt and the rapid connections made at the
chief points on the way.
MEMBERS OF NEW JAPANESE CABINET.
Tokio, Jan. 6.— Appointments to the new Cabinet
were to-day announced as follows:
Premier— Marquis SAIOXJI.
Minister of Foreign Affairs— Count KATO.
Minister of the YAMAGATA I9ABURO.
Minister of Finance— SAKATANI TOSHIRO.
Minister cf Marine— Vlce-Admlral SAITO MINORU.
Minister of War— Lieutenant General TERAUCHL
London.' Jan. 6.-The correspondent of "The
Daily Telegraph" at Tokio says:
Th» new Cabinet headed by Marquis Salcnjl
TnL»t« with the approval of Marquis Ito. It is a
Sever coalition! and is intended to please both the
si-ivukai party and the followers of the recent
government of Count Katsura. The Progressive
nartv of which Count Okuma is the leader, has
h,";ieft out in th« coll bat it will constitute the
strongest opposition to the new Ministry. -
Maquis Ito is to-night giving Edwin V. Morgan.
theformer American Minister to Corea, a state
mint of the policy of the Japan-.* government
with regard to Corea for presentation to the
government of the United States.
A MURDER IN HAWAII.
Honolulu. Jan. Simeon Wharton. the three
year-old son of Henry Wharton, has been found
murdered in a caneneld at Waiulua. on Oahu
Island. The child's legs, arms and head had
been severed from the body, the tongue cut off
and the eyes gouged out. The internal organs
were mutilated. The murderer had buried the
pieces six inches under ground. A laborer,
Samuel Johnson, was acrested and made a con
fession He said that the motive for the crime
was revenge on the boy« mother because she
had refused to give him liquor.
GRAVE ROBBERS BUSY IN CANADA.
Montreal. Jan. 5 -A band of grave robbers has
been operating in the province. At Rigaud three
Saves; one of a French Canadian and two of
Fneli-i women have been robbed. No trace can
'■"T, rd of the bodies. Unconfirmed reports of
£ fin'lar crimes at other places are coming in.
HARBINGERS OF SPRING.
Vfckskill. N. Y. Jan. 5 (Speclal).-Ordway Travis
of this village, this morning found his brace of
beagle hounds playing wit* two garter snakes as
lively as if it were spring. While going through a
wood on Anthony's Nose a few days ago the
same bra of hounds , a woodchuc^lnt^a
round H^to J« fIX if it was living on clover
tops in summer.
P USS y willows, commonly believed to be^the first
.lens of spring, were found In Branch Brook Park
UiL* w«*k bjc sxjhcH-*"""*-
WOMAN EXCULPATES MAN.
Confesses Stealing Diamonds Hoff
man Was Accused of Smuggling.
Chicago, Jan. s.— Through the timely arrest of
Lena Bach, a woman of many aliases and a
self-confessed diamond thief, Henry Hoffman,
an alleged burglar and diamond smuggler of In
ternational fame, may escape punishment In the
United States courts for a crime which he Is
said to havo confessed to Agents Scanlan and
Webb, of the Secret Service.
Hoffman, who stands accused of smuggling
200 diamonds through the port of Boston, was
arrested while disposing of gems in Chicago.
The government detectives say that Hoffman
confessed the smuggling shortly after arrest, but
when arraigned before Judge T-nTu^q yesterday
he entered a plea of not guilty.
His basis for the plea lies in the recent arrest
of Lena Bach as an accomplice. The woman
confessed that she robbed a house in New- York
of diamonds. She said Hoffman merely met her
some distance from the house and helped to
carry the booty. If Hoffman ™*\ show that the
woman's story I* true he will escape punish
ment here, and it la believed that he will again
escape punishment If tried for robbery In New-
MONET OP POOR IN CLOSED BANK.
Depositors in Boston Provident Concern
Principally Factory and Store Girls.
Boston, Jan. 5,^ — Action upon the receivership
petition brought by the savings bank examiners
against the Provident Securities and Banking
Company, of this city, was deferred until next
"Wednesday, by Judge Braley, of the Massa
chusetts Supreme Court, to-day. A temporary
Injunction restraining the company from doing
business remains in force.
Mr. DeGoosh, Assistant Attorney General, in
formed the court that the company had total as
sets of a par value of $009,707, of which about
$2,000 or $3,000 was In cash and the remainder
securities of doubtful value. The company had
between eight thousand and nine thousand de
positors, he said, who had placed with the com
pany cash to the amount of about $382,000.
There are nearl 3,001) depositors in Brocton.
Their deposits range from $1 to .$250, the aver
age being estimated at about $5. Most of the
depositors are minors, including hundreds of
girls employed In the stores and shoe factoriea
there. In Lynn hundreds of factory employes
had deposited money in the bank. Each cus
tomer was provided with a little bank. These
were distributed by several factory employes,
forty cents of the first dollar deposited being
paid as a commission by the company.
GEOEGE W. COBJTWELL RELEASED.
Bridgeport Judge Orders Nolle Prosse on
Recommendation of Prosecution.
Bridgeport. Jan. 6.— Geotge W. Cornwell, for
merly treasurer of the Wheeler & Wilson Com
pany, was released from custody to-day on the
charge of the theft of bonds and other valuables
from the residence of Mrs. Johanna Ijumpkln, who
occupied an apartment in the house where Corn
well and his family have lived.
Judge Stevenson, in the City Court, ordered a
nolle prosse, acting Jn accordance with the recom
mendation made yesterday by the City Attorney,
who said tha-t, after a conference with State At
torney Feesenden, he was advised that there was
a lack of evidence against the respondent. About
$8 000 of the missing bonds have been restored to
Mrs, Lumpkin. Jewels which disappeared at the
same time as the bonds still are missing.
JUDGE WOOD CUTS OFF DAUGHTERS.
[By ©graph to The Tribune^]
St. Louis, Jan. The will of Judge Ho
ratio "Wood, which was filed to-day for probate,
cuts off with $1 each his three daughters, Mrs.
George G. McClure, of New-York City; Mrs.
Walter G. Horton, of Boston, and Miss Adelaide
Wood, of Brookline, Mass. The residue of the
estate Is left to his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Sum
WANTS $20,000 FROM NEW-YORKER.
[By TB4«graph to The Tribune.]
Fort Morgan, Col.. Jan. 5.~-Misa Irene Furnisa,
formerly of Fort Morgan, and now of Denver,
nineteen years old, and very attractive, has sued
Frank B. Underhill. a wealthy young New-
Yorker, for $20,000 for breach of promise. The
summons was served on Mr. Underbill last even
ing and he Immediately disappeared. He is said
to be In Trinidad, where he has been planning to
engage in the sheep business.
BIG NEWSPAPER DEAL RUMORED.
[By TWeffraph to The Tribune.]
Pittsburg. Jan. s.— The rumor was current in
banking circles here to-day that "The Evening
Leader" and "The Dispatch," of Pittsburg. had
been bought by interests of H. C. Frick and
Benator P. C. Knox. It is alleged that the Mcl
lons, represented Mr. Knox, and William Flyin.,
representing Mr. Frick, hafte paid several mill
ions for the two newspaper piants, and that they
will assume control on January 15, or two days
after the Republican primaries for Mayor of
W Theod r OTe Nevin, president of the Leader Pub
llshinc Company, to-night said:
'•It true that a large offer has been made
for -The Leader.' Whether we will accept or not
I am not at liberty to say."
THE DEWEY NEAR BERMUDA.
Hamilton. Bermuda. Jan. 6.-The United States
tug Potomac, one of the convoys of the Dewey,
arrived here to-day for coal and provisions. The
Potomac reports having left the Dewey about one
hundred miles off Bermuda. The Dewey will pass
Washington. Jan. 5.-Shortly before the Navy De
partment closed for the day the following message
was received by wireless from Commander Hosley,
commanding the drydock Dewey expedition, dated
January 4, 8:10 p. m. :
•Rid weather Heavy winds and sea west. Doing
win and ■southeast. H olding our own.
A BARK'S CREW RESCUED.
Beachy Head, Jan. 6.-The British steamer Inch
dune Captain Davies. from Galveston by way cf
Norfolk, bound to Hamburg, passed this point late
to-day and signalled that she had on board the
crew of the Norwegian bark Ellezer. The Eliezer
Kniif-ri from Santa Cruz, Cuba, on November 6, for
Havre n command of Captain Jacobsen, and was
abandoned in latitude 46 degrees north and longi
tude 25 decrees west.
The lost vessel registered 560 tons net, was built
of wood at Grlmstad in 1875, rebuilt in 1896. and
was owned by T. A. Birkenea. of Lillesand, Nor
FORTUNE FOR POLICEMAN'S WIFE.
[By TV.tKraph to The Tribune.]
Richmond, Va., Jan. 5.-Mrs. James P. Hackett,
wife of a Richmond policeman and granddaughter
of Samuel Lemay, a soldier, who came from France
With Marquis de Lafayette, will come Into posses
sion of a fortune estimated at between $200,000 and
S3OO 000 The original will was contested by rela-
Ti£= and the fight, which has now reached us
termination ha,- Been waged in the French courts
for three generations.
ESOPUS WATERSHED HEARING.
The State Water Commission will give hearings
at the City Hall, beginning next Wednesday, on
the proposition of this city to extend its water sup-
I pjy to the Esopus watershed. The protests next
-I Wedn<-sday will be from the people of Yonkers.
i who seem to object to the plan to run a great
' aqueduct through that city. Following the \onk
i ere 1 protests will be some from the hardy mountain
' m, of Lister and Schoharie, most of whom are
only too glad to sell water rights, but who want
to impress the fact upon the attorneys for the city
that they are going to "come high."
LIGHT AMERICAN HERRING CARGOES.
6t. John's. N. F.. Jan. s.— The west co^st her
' ring fishing season has virtually ended. The Amor-
I lean vessels are badly handicapped through inabil
! tty to have their flab, frozen ashore and will there
i fore be unable to ship full cargoes. A number of
1 the vessels are leaving here daily, partly laden.
and all will have departed by the first of next
, week fearing to remain longer on account of the
: Ice which Is fast forming. The American govern
; mtni it is said, is unwilling to send a revenue
Gutter here to keep the channel open any longer.
tearing the vessel might be Irozen In for tht> «e
jsalad** oi th» wLnteSp- -«-—
EVIDENCE AGAKST II ILL
Philadelphia Scandal Grows — Tun
nel Like Sieve.
Philadelphia, Jan. s.— The testimony thus far
taken in the trial of John W. Hill, former chief
of the Bureau of Filtration, tends to show that
the contracting firm of D. J. McNichol & Co.
was paid for work not performed, that the same
firm was permitted to substitute cobble stones
and gravel for concrete In constructing the
Torresdale filter basin, and that In the pay
ments an allowance was made for the con
tractor's plant, for which no provision was made
in the specifications.
Mr. Hill, as chief of the bureau, signed the
certificates on which the City Controller's war
rants were Issued to the contractors. The Com
monwealth charges also that the Torresdale
filter conduit was leaking at the time Chief Hill
certified that the tunnel was completed.
The name of James P. McXichol, State Sen
ator, was to-day mentioned for the first time
since the trial began. At the preliminary hear
ing it was brought out that Senator McNichol
and Israel W. Durham, local Republican organ
ization leaders, were members of the contract-
Ing firm of D. J. McXichol & Co., but in the
trial these names have not been brought for
Theodore N. Spencer, an assistant engineer,
connected with the construction of the Torres
dale filter conduit, testified that the firm of
D. J. McXichol & Co. performed only one-fourth
of the work. The remainder, he said, was done
by Mason, Hoge & Co, sub- contractors. Early
in February, 1905. Spencer said, James P. Mo-
Nichol, accompanied by a Mr. Henger, repre
senting the firm of Mason. Hoge & Co., called at
the office of Chief Hill. On March 24, Director
Costello of the Department of Publio Works,
who was later removed from office by Mayor
Weaver, sent a letter to Chief HiU, authorizing
him to allow the contractors extra compensa
tion for additional excavation. This work, the
witness declared, should have been performed
under the terms of the original contract with
out extra compensation.
Under cross-examination Spencer was asked if
he thought Senator McNichol's visit to Mr, Hill
concerned the extra remuneration paid tho con
tractors. He answered affirmatively. Follow
ing Senator McXichol's visit. Spencer said he
was ordered by Chief Hill to figure up the cost
of the additional excavation.
District Attorney Bell then introduced a letter
written by Chief Hill on March 17 to Director
Costello, enclosing a form letter, requesting the
return of the form by March 21. Director Cos
tello returned the form to Chief Hill, authoriz
ing the payment of the additional compensation
to the contractors. The letter, Mr. Bell de
clared, was prepared by Chief HiU soon after
the visit of Senator McNichol and Mr. Henger.
Spencer said the conduit was completed in
April, 1904. It was understood to be water
tight when turned over to the city. On being
pumped out and tested, however, the witness
said, the leakage from the outside into the con
duit was more than a million gallons a day. He
stated however, that with the conduit full (its
capacity is about 300,000,000 gallons a day) the
external pressure would be neutralized and
there would be little or no leakage from the
John B. Lucas, an engineer, testified that he
made tests of the empty conduit from Decem
ber 23 to December 80 of last year and gave
the maximum leakage as 2,127,145 gallons on
Additional testimony of lesser importance was
taken and court adjourned for the day.
NO BUTTER ON TEE OIL SHIP.
Sailors Complain to Commissioner and Cap
tain Commutes nation in Cash.
Ike Wilder, able seaman on the four masted ship
Astral, of the Standard OH Company, lingered at
the door of the United States Shipping Commis
sioner's office yesterday, and the eyes of thirty-
Beven members of the Astral' s crew were fixed
upon him. All had not gone well on the Astral's
last voyage from San Francisco, and as spokes
man of the crew it was up to Ike to tell the Com
missioner. The crew had been paid off, but they
loitered about to hear Ike make a kick for them.
"Well, you fellows have got your money." said
Captain Dunham. "What are you waiting for?"
"If you please. Mr. Commissioner," said Ike, ad
dressing Commissioner Hanbury; "we ran out of
butter ninety days out of Ban Francisco, and It
was pretty rancid stuff before it gave out. The
captain gave us Jam occasionally, but it d.dn t
C °The Taptafn "aid" "Well?" and so did the Com
mT^ln there was a silence, and the men still lin
g^ll^ a Sa^ r Dulma-m't^,red. "Well, what
&O ..^ U^T^%^niy^enTot\ue butter in good
r Done'"''said d the 'captain. and each man got
$125 in lieu of fifty-six days without butter.
This "is the first time in many years that sailors
have been paid when luxuries ran short at sea.
METZ APPOINTS M'CAEREN • MEN.
Names Auditor and Assistant Auditor—Com
plaints Against Sewer Construction.
Controller Meta yesterday announced that be had
appointed Patrick H. Qainn an auditor In his de
partment and Harry Walsh an as«.tant auditor
The salaries are J4.000 and *.««, re SP ,ct Both
are McCarren men. Quinn is the leader of the Ist
Assembly District in Brooklyn, and was a Deputy
County Clerk until the recent election put his
Sends out of office. Walsh has been a reporter on
"M" M M^saif^terday that he had received
several complaints against the present form of
sewer construction in Brooklyn and several re
quests that the contracts be investigated he said
that he had forwarded all the complaints to Bor
ough President Coler. Later he announced that he
would probably appoint Frank Smith, chief book
keeper in the City Chamberlain's office, to fill the
«uno Place in the Finance Department. The latter
places are In the CMI F^SSsu^. Mr. Smith 1 !
SSgTS. bb a r en b C while Mr. Haas's salary was
J5.5U0. Both are Tammany men gsmentß and
r 3 e trau'. C toWl •tb.'M.jy y^%,££. h9 C ° Uld
not serve as a trustee of the City College.
DISPLACED HEART BACK AGAIN.
[By TVIeRT-at'h to The Tribune.]
Richmond, Va., Jan. 0.-Vernon Evans, who
was struck with a brick while on his way to
school the wound causing a congestion of the
lungs the swelling of which forced the heart
from the left to the right side of the body, has
undergone an operation by which the lungs
were relieved of a quart of pus, the heart im
medtaS, dropping back into its proper place.
The boy will live.
FATHER FOR TWENTY-SEVENTH TIME.
[By TW*gTaP to The Tribuna.]
Chicago, Jan. s.^Jonathan A. Monroe, elxty
three yean old, a prominent cattleman who Is
in the service as a buyer, was the recipient of
congratulations on the part of the livestock
men at the Union Stock Yards to-day. When It
txriiine known that he last night was made a
ham* father for the twenty-seventh time. Of
the twenty-seven children born to the couple
fifteen are living.
PLANTER CONVICTED OF PEONAGE.
[Bj T>.-.esri.ph to Th« Tribone.]
Opelousas. La.. Jan. s.— Emlle Reed, a. white
planter of this parish, was convicted to-day in
the United States District Court here on a
charge of holding a negro in peonage. The evi
dence snowed thai Keed had compelled the
negro to return to his plantation to work out
a debt. The defence was that 'he negro re
turned to the place without coersion or foroe.
IhJLa U the. first peonage trial ever held hare*
Natural Alkaline Water
The genuine is al
ways sold In bottles
■"«£ like this
Bevart of Syphon*, §.
thty do not eomtftm
< ' Promotes the prowtai of the hair and
I When the natr Is gray or tided »
5 BRINGS BACK THE YOUTHFUL COLOR.
J it prevents Dandruff ana bah- faUta*
* and Iteeps the scalp ciean ana beaithy.
MRS. WIN SLOWS SOOTHING STRTTP
has b«wn nmtO. for ov.r SIXTY TEARS by ICLJ^IOJfII
or MOTHERS for their CHILDREN J^^^S^^r
ING, WITH PERFECT SUCCESS. IT EOOTH-t^ Uj»
CHILD SOFTENS THE GUMS, ALIO.T3 mU rXtMlj
CVRES WIN© COLIC, and to th« t»«t Tta^tCr 55
DIARRHCEA. Bold by drusslats in i>«7 r*rt o» tim
' MRS^WIHSIOWS SOOTH i.VO STTtCT,
AND TAKE NO OTHER IC2CX
Twenty^FTre' Onto » Bottle.
Over your friends in any
argument if you have the)
facts, and you canhaveslha
as that is the price of th&
"The business man's reference
EXPKESS COMPANIES BAR PASSES.
Join Railroads in Movement to So Away
with Free Business.
The express companies have decided to Join the
railroads in refusing to Issue passes for the car
rying of goods free of charg-e. Announcement to
this effect was made yesterday at th» office of the
Adams Express Company in the following state
The action of the railroads In cutting off free
business has made it practically necessary for the
express companies to do likewise. Accordingly, ail
the leading expresses have Issued orders that on
and after January 15 they will not carry any busi
ness free of charge as a personal courtesy to mer
chants or other patrons or for any other reasons.
They will continue to exchange annual passes wim
each other and with railroad lines.
TO ABATE WHISTLE HTCSAHC&
Steam Navigation Board Issues Order* ia
Captains of Harbor Vessels.
The National Board of Steam Navigation, cob**,
posed of owners and managers of ferry and tot!
boats Jn this harbor, held a meeting yesterday and
adopted a resolution instructing the masters asA
pilots In their employ to stop all unnecessary blow*
ing of whistles, and to use them only when abse-j
lutely necessary, in conformity with the law. "Om
Whereas, The attention of the members a. the
National Board of Steam Navigation has bee*
called to reports in the public prp»t« la^ «£«*«*?
unnecessary whistle blowing by «team vesselmaa
Visolve d ht bV U tr!l meters of Rational Bo*r|
of Steam Navigation, That they will Instruct the
masters and pilots of their tugboa.ts and «£•#
m «am craft to blow their whistles only when abso
lutely necessary, in conformity with tne law.
CRUISER MINNEAPOLIS IN PORT.
After a Quick run up the coast from Newport
News, where she had been lying 1 since her return
from the Mediterranean with Rear Admiral Ches
ter's astronomical expedition, the protected crsl«s*
Minneapolis came into port last night, passing
Sandy Hook at 855 o'clock. She will go to titm
Navy Yard in Brooklyn, where she will be thor
oughly overhauled and made ready for the trans
ferring of the flag of Rear Admiral R. B. Brad
ford, commander of the third squadron, Nort2*
Atlantic fleet, from the cruiser Olympic, wiM^
that vessel comes north from the West India* tor
a general overhauling.
CONDENBED CITY PARAGRAPH*
After an illness of two weeks, suffering frera
pneumonia. Arbithes Marten became delirious r**.
terday ran to the roof of the three story hOMS*
and Jumped to tha street. He died Instantly.
Judge Corning yesterday suspended sentence en
Miss Elase Braun, who was recently accused of
stealing 12.000 worth of Jewelry and iiothing from
Mrs. J. Hood Wright.
John McNevins. chauffeur for Mr. Schwaj-?r*a
bach, of the German Consulate, was yesterday held
In $100 bail, on a charge of exceeding the speed
limit with the automobile he was driving.
William Fox. of No. 408 West tfth-st, was nit on
the head with pieces of bricks while passing the
building m the course of. construction at the north
west corner of Broadway and 46th-st. He was taken
to Roosevelt Hospital with a fractured skull, but
The second annual ball of tha Fraternal Order
of Eagles will be held at Terrace Garden on the
evening of January 10.
Telia the truth about Labor
Unions and other trusts.
C. W. POST
is on© of the writer*.
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