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wJt OTE CROCKETT LETTER
M ice Admits He Knew Who Re
fused "Fads and Fancies.
„_••« inters In "Fads and Fancies"
Jost '^r^ - t in UK, continuation of his
«•» ** X lon by James W. Osborne yester
"•"^STSof Norman Hapgood on Justin
***X£r<« criminal libel before Justice
*" r*TT^ Criming Branch of the Su
?We^i4. Mr Osborne rented his attack
**Z SS- -~ - court opened and kept
Osborne to a letter headed -Hints to
5 M -^«» in *Wch writers for -Town
Shield, -Remember that ridicule la
JJefl^ than abuse. Use a rapier rather
aurbl^"ofa ur bl^"of M. and Fancies' be.an
. 19,11-' asked Mr. Oeborne.
•1 don't remember."
-Have you not some idea of how much was
*?^d say at the lean $1*0.000."
-Ewry man who refused to subecrlbe was re-
back to you?"
-No. not every or p : some."
Mr OBborne had a batch of letters which
t «>* Deuel had written to M. E. booster, the
*Ser of "Fads and Fancies." and he asked.
in your letters you dwljmate your sab
,9,'berß at "flsa' and » 'coons.' Which do you
cosher the better term
justice Fitzgerald sustained an objection to
In a letter to booster, written at Palm Beach
en February 21. 1903. Justice Deuel said:
i.r*-- «f t>» lPth with enclosure of Uw con-
Trer ] e c?"a.w- nrvdea. has been received. It 1.
t»et ci fl^ s r [O f t han is the weather, for
a n^e a|yeea^ -rts^tor t^a c toU owlngr
•%"? faflTfVow i hope you will have not only
QS-.te a »'' "■*" :.. . > a '«, a r, t people to see and'to
sß227i*t'™<5 B 227i*t'™< < 3^m wTii be like Dartd
SS-S?eOOT-*n ym r.ee^i to d- Is to point your
Crock A .■ <??t?~ l toned desirable oltUen at £alm
«a. and *•*-•- tl i n , o your basket.
¥i h^i^ U -c-^ -Mi«%Wer V forward the
I bare f.fe-- ::: ■ .. his corn mis 9 In the Dry
ci . c t to M.. ' • d,. dowu there. I think
itt 5^21; r o on-1 before he le^v« s I have
ms *!!' BLTdteSSch as to the weather's condl
gS^ ikfi SariSS lSta to stay over, if roselble.
Q,_Did you imfl a letter to Mayor Low? A.-I
M&SSgS we^SSed In
T^ubs^lbe to -Fads and Fancies I
A s^s'i^toow Dr. Webb personally? A.-Tes.
JURORS READ TOWN TOPICS."
Mr Osborne Bhowed a copy of "Town Topics."
toted January 2. IW2. In which the alleged at
tack 0" Dr. W« b was eet forth, and asked
jwtlce'Deusl to identify It. District Attorney
Jerome objected, and there was a long legal
•wrangle, after which copies of the alleged at
tack were passed to the jurors for their inspec
Mr. Osbonw handed Justice Deuel a list of
Mass and asked; "Is not this a list of pro
ipective subscribers to 'Fads and Fancies.' ap
proved by Colonel Mann""
The tritneEs looked the list over carefully and
Mid: "I am unable to answer except as to one
paper, and on that I recognize some names."
Q.— lb rot the list one of proposed subscribers?
A.— iJicrjid say yes.
ft— l notice die bum of Dr. S«vrarfi "Webb has
E pen mark run throogfa It? A.— Yes.
6-r-r. W«bb r*fuß*s? A-— Tes.
4- The lame or James W. Gerard is treated
fcr.:isr:y? A.— Yes.
Q.-He reused? A.— He !s not one of our »üb
Mr. Osbome offered in evidence a letter of
Justice Deuel to "vv'ooster. written September 4.
1801, containing the following reference to Dr.
Web*': "You say he promised to Bee you In this
city on Friday. I assume that is day after to
morrow. I never heard you swear, but you must
fcav« thought cubs words when the message
came oat from the doctor." The letter was writ
ten or. paper with the letterhead of the Board
of City Magistrates.
SUBSCRIBERS OF "FADS AND FANCIES."
Q-— R. T. 'Wlisoa 1* not a subscriber? A.—Evi
di— And don't you know that after be refused to
rjfcscrlb* an unpleasant paragraph was written
about Lira? A.— don't know that he was asked.
Mr. Oebcrr.«* called th» attention of the witness
li az article In "Town Topics," which he directed
h:s tea u» Jury to read, but which was not read
^--T 1 •' eac :': '- e'.-idenct the name of Cornelius
♦ aaoerblii. Do you not ki.-iw that he refused to
f*""*be? A.— l tat know, but I have an indis
™«»oouectlon ti a: i - was approached and that
V Q-Aad the acei w.? Mr. booster? A^-It was
« to the best of my recollection.
Mr. Osbome called Justice Deuel's attention
to th» fact that Bogene Hijr^ins=-s name was
etratched from the list of prospective sub
,iS:r ! yy: kr -' w ' that ' w'llwlw ' llwl - • erne men refused
or?SISo r ?SIS* bui h» "Town Topics-? A.— No.
•bl< «*" '" • ' - want to know '.mediately of
">- - L? •"'•'-'■ V.— To go at them !n a different way.
t,~^ erj Tn * re wer « dlOereat methods? A. -Yes.
JESS yoa " ot k: ' ri^' that Bakf-r, a Baltimore
2™"". was approached to subForibe. and that
SSSJ I *. re " :? " 1 : PP* 11 *™ were sent to him from
■SIS. J ' :: c *" ? A - - I hay " no kn 'Wledge on that
THE ATTACK ON BAKER.
Mr. Osborr.<: read a short article from "Town
Topics" in whi<h an a track was made on Mr.
f^er. H* alao r-ad thft fallowing letter, which
VV 2 **- Deuei wrote at the Republican Club on
J "^23. 1901. to Wooster:
»L*S 5 ieT ' r "" ( '"mniodore Gerry. I have
yjyw thi button, and I exp»ct you to dO
S^i l think y° u %vni K1"1K 1 " 1 a patient hearing. I
caavrt!? "^ cx P l aln to hfin in batter form than I
U.".. r ' : ' ' ' aye not p*rmltt»d the n-.attpr to
jJ??** I ' ' ■ two or Thrf:^. because I believe
g "** ! - fads ami fancies take in the
;, t ' rmenr of the community and th*> w^-llbelng of
Jci-.i*^ ■ ; & Ktand at the head In a
Mr"*!,,, tr;!s , k!;: ' J< -^ Ir Astoi. Mr. Vauderbilt and
»,, l r J1 ' 1 !' f.;iv. .si:i:piy ik-^m approached to see
s - 5 ..' : ; - b« ■ Ived. Mr. Astor has
ta^ y2y 2 ,-- : ■ Qderbilt has practically dona so
;r«i»*" " ■ ' • Thf- matter ■ fore him at
I ■ ' re robs ribea. as I think be will.
WjttTE ' ! *bead with the list at .Newport.
;>. .. ere la plain Bailing ahead,
cvii-,- ar '''" v " yfl!1 progrcas. but before sub-
ÜB»'\l j r:i «- :r "-" to ai •• i?,'ii\ic3u.-tl not now agreed
■ ■end hie or h«r name to me.
Se»«raJ other letters of Justice Deuel to
?**** wer« read, one of them containing this
vici* yy ' lU ?r ' hr ' sTeneroua in your reports. I
JT 2? '" P ' J3o.< In Wall Street and ten
=w wdjßcrlbera before I —turn.
_^» reply to qu«stlon« Justice Deuel Bald there
ea newspaper criticism of the scheme, but
• aad act brougbt i 'i!t against any newspaper
nßecountn Recount of Rich crittcfatm. He said be had
-.rf Sn ervifw on the subject to newspaper
•!°« rt> " :;: l>tt rummer, and he read portions of
ixttttTlew in . ;> newspaper to the Jury at
• ■>"! ' < ' si -''' r! '" then dosed the '-•ross-exainiiia
■ad Diatrici Attorney Jerome asked some
about Justice Deucls work for "Town
*,'j"'' ! "'-'- •■'■>:>- t evidently -to disprove
• P'bonie's theory thai Justice Deuel had
C«atioaad «:i f"Kiii,! page.
FLORIDA'S FAMOUS TRAINS.
2L* . A ' '•"'' Bg*4mir 2-M P, M.. "Fla. & '.v- st
*c»L - **•*«»«« Uia« LUit I,l*l ii way. - .- I.—
Tn-daj-, fair and colder.
To-morrow, fair; wpMHt winds.
ARREST W. E. WALLING.
Voting 'American Socialist in Trouble
in St. Petersburg.
"Word was received In this city yesterday that
"William English Walling, son of Dr. Willoughby
Wailing, of Chicago, is under arrest In St.
Petersburg. Russia. The news came to Abraham
Cahn, Editor of the Jewish "Daily News." and
was confirmed by other news sources.
• Walling is wealthy and for several years has
been devoting his time to a study of applied
socialism. He lived at the University Settle
ment in Rivinjrton-st. for two years prior to
sailing for Russia two months ago. He made
no secret of his intentions to fraernize with the
revolutionists there, and. according to news re
ceived here, has taken an active part in recent
Walling is a college grraduatp, and prandson
of William H. English, who was the Democratic
Vice-Presidential candidate In 1880. At one
time he was State inspector for Illinois, and was
associated with Hull House, in Chicago.
Indianapolis. Jan. 18— William English Wall
ing lives In Chicago. He is a son of Dr. Wil
loughby Walling, formerly United States Consul
to Edinburgh, Scotland, who lives at No. 4,127
Drexel Boulevard, Chicago.
William English Walling inherited a consider
p.hle part of the vast estates of his grandfather,
William H. English, of this city, and has large
property interests here. He visited his uncle.
Captain William E. English, here a short time
before he left this country for Russia last April.
Captain English said he would at once tele
graph to Pr»sid«»nt Roosevelt. Vlce-Presldent
Fairbanks and Senator Beveridße and rfßk them
to see that Mr. Wallinc's interests are properly
BOOTH LINER CRIPPLED.
Amazonen&c Picked Up by Indian
and Towed Back to Quarantine.
Because of a leak in one of its boilers, the
Booth Line steamer Amazonense, which sailed
yesterday morning, was towed back to Quaran
tine laßt night.
The Amazonense was picked up along the Jer
sey coast late yesterday afternoon by the
steamer Indian, of the Boston and Philadelphia
Steamship Company. The Indian towed the
crippled craft inside the bar. where a pilot boat
took the towing line.
Th« Amazonense lay at Quarantine all night
and this morning will be towed to its dock. It
has eight passenger? aboard and a general cargo
for Barbadoes, Para and Manaos.
In the evening a member of the club suggested
that a subscription be taken up for the members
of Captain Casto's crew. The subscription was
started by John W. Gates, of New-York, and
by the time the dinner came to an end more
than $400 had been obtained.
CAPTAIN CASTO HONORED.
Guest of Philadelphia Club—Gen
eral Miles Pins on Medal.
Philadelphia. Jan. 18— Captain Mark Casto. of
the schooner yacht Alberta, to-night received the
first public recognition of his heroism in res
cuing the passengers and crew of the stranded
steamer Cherokee, off Brlgantine Beach, north
of Atlantic City, on Sunday last. The captain
was the guest of honor at the twenty-fourth
annual dinner of the Clover Club, Philadelphia's
well known dining organization. A handsome
diamond studded medal, suitably inscribed, was
given him. the presentation speech being made
by Colonel A. K. McClure. president of the club,
who proclaimed Captain Casto one of the heroes
of modern times.
General Nelson A. Miles, a member of the club,
pinned the medal on the breast of Captain Casto,
at the same time delivering an address in which
he paid tribute to the captain's brave act.
Captain Casto accepted his honor modestly,
saying his crew were equally to be commended
for their work on behalf of the distressed men
anfi women or. the Cherokee and were worthy of
whatever recognition might be accorded to him.
VARDAMAN HITS CONVICT.
Governor Uses Foot, Then Broom
on Impudent Bootblack.
Jackson. Miss.. Jan. 18.— Governor Vardaman,
In a recent message to the legislature, charged
that body to make a thorough investigation of
the State convict system. Rumors that Gover
nor Vardaman had recently thrashed a convict
at the executive mansion resulted in an inter
view with the Governor, in which he said that
he had whipped The convict, who. while shining
the Governor's shoes, had made an impudent
The Governor said he kicked the convict, th*n
taking a broom had given him a sound thrash
ing. This act is to b* Investigated by the legis
lative committee which was appointed on the
Governor Vardaman has sent a message to
the Hous* re< ommen<ling that trusty convicts,
•Tniformed in gray or other agreeable coior."
in<=tf>azi of hired laborers, he nsed as porters at
the capitol. The recommendation has aroused
LOCKED IN FREIGHT CAR FOUR DAYS.
Unknown Han Starved to Unconsciousness
—Groans Call Help.
Groans coming from a freight car In the Long
Inland Railroad yard at 4th-st., Long Island City,
yesterday attracted the attention of Yard Master
iohJi" Donnelly. The car door was locked and sealed,
and the yard master had it opened. As tins door
Kwune back an unidentified man In the car Ml
uncon-ious. He was taken to St. John's Hospital.
•herTlw had not regained consciousness at a late
hour la«t n.ght. but the hospital Burgeons thought
h Th' O n^rhad cr on working clothe and blue over
all- and wore a cap. He is about thirty years old
T«Sf5 probably a two weeks' growth
T, "TJh nS ■ was , prteoner ta the car for
° f b-ard^ Th« nw ' without water or food The car
w Uie.deTwisrJarnlture conned to a point on
I>,ng Island. m .
BILL FOR CHEAP RAILROAD FARES.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune 1
r- irimore Jan iil— The railroad c.impanles will
Baltimore, Jan HI! offered In the Btate Legta
r'^VS-t b, *R lore^ntauv Anders pr()viiinif
lature to-day by « • thfln two cent,
that no railroadman ft.
■ ■»•• tl>at I ZZ -hall be kept on sal.-, and un
good for DM m n< . ;' a 'Vail a greater number be
T; 1 7harr t e"l Btanc8 tanc. a tr BayB ayH led.1 cd. a.,1 that
£££ oX purchaser, family shall have the
right to ue« thejiool"-
MOTHER AND CHILD SEEK D.VORCE.
ib. Telf «raph to Tl.« Tribune. 1
Vn 18 -For the first time In Mary-
BalUmore, J» n- 18 h loM wflrft fl ied toother
land divorce. -o r^e -PP - *» -^
2SSLj^2rSJ«S r-m their reactive Ku,
NEW- YORK FRIDAY. JANUARY 19. 1906 -FOURTEEN PAGES.-b.T fc . c S«»i2SU».
BAM DODGES TAXES.
CITY ROBBED, SAYS METZ.
Controller Orders Investigation of
Old Custom House Purchase.
Controller M*»tz yesterday ordered an immedi
ate Investigation of the National City Bank's
purcha»e of thf old Custom House, through
which the city has been deprived, since 1899, of
taxes in the sum of about SOOfMYH).
"I am determined, If possible." said the Con
troller yesterday, "to compel the National City
Bank people to pay taxes on a property which
manifestly is theirs, and from which they re
ceived rental from the government. I under
stand that the Law Department six years ago
decider! that this parcel was exempt from
tflxos; but it is remarkable and suggestive that
there should continu° an arrangement through
which the city loses more than half a million
dollars In taxes on property which is being
rented by the government from the National
"I don't know whether we can do anything
about it or not," said President O'Donnel of the
Tax Department, yesterday. "It is the most
flagrant case of dodging- taxps that has ever
come to my attention, and If there Is any way
to make the property pay taxes. like other prop
erty in Wall-st.. we are going to find the way
to bring it about "
A partial investigation of the casp yesterday
by Controller Metz. who has ordered experts In
the Finance Department to make a special re
port on the transaction, shows that by the end
of the next two years, which marks the termina
tion of the contract between the bank and the
government, the hank will come into possession
of a pleca of real estate one square in extent
in the heart of the financial district, worth about
$B.O<)o.<V>o, for which It has no* been com
pelled to pay anything in cash. The bank
agreed to pay the government for the old Cus
tom House the sum of S3,3fi2,OfM), and got it at
that figure. Since the original transfer the prop
erty has enhanced in value, till it now is worth
nearly double what it cost the bank.
SECRETARY GAGE MADE CONTRACT.
Lyman J. Gage, Secrete ry of the Treasury.
now president of the United states Mortgage
and Trust Company, closely affiliated with the
National City Bank, conducted the negotiations
which resulted in the sale of the Custom House
to the bank. The bank never took technical title
to the property, although its practical owner
ship is demonstrated by the fact that the gov
ernment pays the bank an annual rental of
H80.600. Since The negotiation of the contract
by Mr. Gage and the bank people, the govern
ment has paid in rentals, including this year's
rental, the sum approximately of $914,000. In
the same period the city has been deprived of
taxes on the parcel to the extent of about
Last February the Custom House sale trans
action matter came up in the House when the
Sundry Civil Appropriation bill was on passage.
Representative Su'.zer, of this city, and John
Sharp 'Williams, the Democratic floor leader,
led the fight against allowing the item for the
annual payment of the rent for the Custo.m
House to g-o into the appropriation bill. Mr.
Sherman was in the chair. Mr. Hemenway, in
charge of the bill, said that he would not under
take to defend the contract, but said that it wi6
a contract, nevertheless. The Item was elim
inated from the bill. Controller Metz has been
Informed that two years' rental will be included
In the Sundry Civil Appropriation bill this year.
He. has decided to ask Mayor McClellan to
oppose the passage of the bill with the item In
it until the bank people consent to pay taxes on
DEPOSITORY FOR GOVERNMENT BONDS.
Controller Metz's assistants yesterday said
that In the last eight years the National City
Bank had received in interest on government
bonds deposited with it the sum of $900,000. ap
proximately. By the end of the contract period
in ISO 9, these experts pay, the bank, tnroush
the kindness of the Treasury Department, will
have saved the sum. including interest, rent and
taxes, approximately, of $3,362,000. while it paid
for the old Custom House $3,265,000, thus leav
ing the bank a profit of $97,000 and title to the
plot worth about $6,000,000.
Since the contract was entered into the Na
tional City Bank has been a large depository
for government funds, Mr. Met! says, the de
posits aggregating from $10,000,000 to $25,000,
000, and a r the ?ame time the bank has been
the clearing bank for the city of New- York.
holding an average deposit of city funds to the
amount, approximately, of 510.000,000.
The sale of the Custom House was authorized
by act of Congress, approved on March 2. 1899
which authorized the Secretary of the Treasury
to Bell the plot for not less than $3,000,000.
Quickly following this the local Tax Department
put the plot on the rolls with an assessment
of 12,600,000, this being about fifi per cent of
Its market value. The bank people at once In
formed the tax officials that the parcel was
exempt, and that the consolidation act expressly
stipulated that the block bounded by Wall, Will
iam and Hanover Bts. and Exchange Place
should be exempt. Commissioners Feltner. Pat
terson and Sheehy. after consulting with the
Law Department, signed a report saying that
the property was exempt.
This decision never pleased the r<?al estate ex
pert? In th« Tax Office. Controller Metz now is
determined to take up the fight to compel the
bank to pay taxes, and the parcel will be put
on th* rolls next year along with this year's
taxes. <mo year's assessment can be inrhi'l^.
in next year's levy as "omitted assessment."
BILL TO AMEND CHARTER LIKELY.
Meanwhile there Is a strong probability that
a bill will \<f senl to Albany amending the char
ter with reference to th<=- exemption of the Cus
tom House site.
In the debate in the House a year ago it was
charged that the bank never paid any money
outright for the Custom House. It was said
that President Stillman informed S^.retary
Gage that he bad credited the government with
the amount of the purchase price of the parcel.
le«.~ $50,000, which sum represented the govern
i »n this year's assessment rolls the old Cus
tom House property is assessed at J4. 500.000. of
which M.100.000 Is for the land. The plot is 197
feel 4 Inches one way by 171 feet 8 inches the
other. There has been a marked rise in land
viiluL-s in the financial district in the last two or
three year?, and real estate men say that the
plot Is worth to-day not less than J6.000.000.
They are unanimous in the belief that the bank
would not sell the parcel for less than $7,000,000.
MR. ROCKEFELLER OFFERS $10,000.
It was announced at White Plains yesterday that
John D Rockefeller has offered to contribute $10,000
toward a fund to build a local ISO.OOO Young Men's
Christian Association building. Mr. Rockefeller has
n'romlsed to subscribe provided J40.000 Is raised be
fore next January. Bo far the association has
$3i>,tKi pledged, and White Plains expects to nave
the finest Young Men's Christian Association build
ing In Westcnester County. Th« offer was made
through John D Rockefeller. Jr. who wrote that
!,i, father would be glad to aid the White Plain*
RURAL LIBERALS WET.
GLASGOW LEADS THE VAN.
John Morley Returned — Lanca
shire Unseats Lord Stavley.
London. Jan. 1*. — Rural England is now being
polled and is returning Liberals to Parliament
with the same enthusiasm as that already dis
played by the towns. Few additional returns
are a%'ailable, as the county pollings are only
known the day following balloting, but those
announced show persistent Liberal and Labor
Glasgow has gone strongly Liberal, the seven
contests there being marked by four Liberal
and one Labor gain, while the only two Union
ists left in the representation are fr.ee traders.
Among the well known members of Parliament
unseated there are A. Bonar Law (Unionist),
representing the Blackfriars district, who was
Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade
in 1902, and Sir J. Stirling-Maxwell (Conserva
tive), representing Glasgow University. John
Morley. Secretary of State for India, was re
turned by a good majority for Montrose.
Cambridge University returned two Unionist
tariff reformers. S. H. Butcher and Mr. Rawlin
Lancashire County appears to be going as
strongly Liberal as did Manchester, the three
results already announced there recording two
Liberals and one Labor gain. Among those un
seated in Lancashire are Lord Stanley, former
Postmaster General, by the Labor W. T.
Wilson, with a majority of 3.128. and C. A
Cripps. by H. Nuttall. Liberal and free trader,
with a majority of 2.824.
Since the elections opened the Unionists have
gained only three seats, while the Ministerial
ists have gained 132 seats. The seats up to the
present are distributed as follows:
Liberals 202 Unionists 87
Laborite* 35- Nationalists «*
Mr. Chamberlain himself is evidently undaunt
ed. Speaking at Smethwlck, near Birmingham,
to-night, he asseverated that there had been a
fair fight at Birmingham on the question of
fiscal reform. He added that there were two
remedies for the existing social problems—
cialism and tariff reform. For the moment, he
said, the country preferred socialism, but when
the quack remedies of the present government
had failed there would be opportunity for his
hobby, and "no obstruction could prevent its
Mr. Balfour and Sir Henry Carapbell-Banner
man arrived on the same train at Inverness,
Scotland, to-day to fulfil political engagements.
The enormous crowd gathered on the platform
prevented a meeting between the distinguished
leaders, each of whom was greeted with a hur
ricane of cheers.
Mr. Balfour. addressing a meeting on behalf
of Sir Robert Finlay, the Unionist candidate
for Inverness Burghs, predicted for the new
government a very unhappy existence of five
Sir Henry Campbell -Bannerman. speaking at
a Liberal meeting, characterized Mr. Balfours
statement that there was some sort of compact
between the Liberal government and John Red
mond, the Nationalist leader, as nothing short
of scandal. He said there was no foundation for
such an allegation and declared that there was
no rs-ystery whatever about the relations of the
Liberals and the Nationalists.
Archibald Cameron Corbett (Unionist Free
Trader) has been elected for the Tradeston di
vision of Glasgow, defeating D. M. Mason, the
Liberal candidate. Mr. Corbet it will be re
membered, wrote to "The Times" on December
30, calling the attention of Mr. Reid, the Ameri
can Ambassador, and Premier Campbell-Ban
nerman to the alleged unconstitutional action
of his opponent, who, he charged. In addressing
his constituents announced that he had had a
friendly Interview with President Roosevelt at
Washington, in which Mr. Roosevelt guardedly
expressed his hearty sympathy with the Liberal
party In Great Britain.
Taken altogether the returns, although less
sensational than those previously reported, are
most disastrous from the Unionist standpoint.
No less than six members of the Balfour Minis
try have been unseated, namely, William St.
John Brodrick. Secretary of State for India; A.
Bonar Law. Ernest George Pretyman. Secretary
fo the Admiralty: Lord Stanley. Postmaster
General. C. Scott Dickson. Solicitor-General for
Scotland and Allwyn E. Fellowes, President of
th Thf de£S l o? A Bonar Law will be a serious
10l to he' tariff reformers, as he has been
looked upon as one of the ablest advocates of
Mr. Chamberlain's policy.
CHARGES BAD FAITH.
Acland-Hood Denies That Bowles's
Opponent Received Aid.
London. Jan. IS.-Thomas Gibson Bowie-, the
Unionist Free Trader, who was defeated at
£ng-s Lynn. in Norfolk, by a Tariff Reformer
provides the sensation of the campaign by the
publication of correspondence with Sir Alex
ander Fuller Acland-Hood. the chief <*"«££
m! whir . In this corespondence. which is pub
lished to-night. Mr. Bowles abuses the Union
ist party of sacrificing his seat on the. dictum of
Joseph Chamberlain simply because he is a
Unionist Free Trader.
In it are bathing letters to Sir Alexander con
taining numerous thinly veiled personal inau.ts
accusing him of deliberate breach of faith *nd
politically dishonorable conduct
Mr Bowles attack* the source from which the
Conservative party fund was derived «*«**£
chapter and verse regarding the incident of some
yean ago when Ernest Terea Hooley. of un
tS. memory," contributed SSO.OW M. the
party fund -in circumstances most dtecredtt-
Se." This contribution. Mr. Bowles says, was
refused, and was returned by Lord Salisbury at
hi 3 Instance. ,
Mr Bowles. Insinuating that his successful
opponent received support from the party fund
pa y - "From such a fund I should deem it
shameful to receive assistance."
Sir Alexander, in replying, says that Mr.
Bowles was discredited by the organization be
cause of his attacks on Mr. Balfour end Mr.
Al.JonHer Who he says, evades every point
reciDient« of dignities and favors which could
have been destroyed only by Premier Balfour.
In ending Mr. Bowles says:
-You have sacrificed my seat. Vow look to
>< Among the new members interesting to
America Is Dr. Stopford W. Brooke, a- former
Unitarian minister of Boston. Mass who cap
tured the Bow and Bromley .pivjjilon of th
Tower Hamlets (London^ in behalf of the Llb
EIGHTEEN MEN KILLED.
Four Groups of Brothers, Father
and Son Probably Dead.
Charleston. W. Va.. Jan. 18 —Eighteen men are
believed to have been killed in a terrific ex
plosion to-day in one of the mines of the De
troit and Kanawha Coal Company, at Detroit, on
Paint Creek, this county, twenty-five miles from
Among the men who were in the mine were
Peter Bridgeman, Edward Brldgeman. Philip
Brldgeman and Melvin Bridgeman. brothers.
James McCardle, Patrick McCardle and Stephen
McCardle were also brothers, as were Benjamin
Snyder, Charles Bnyder and Isaac Snyder. and
John Mlckel and Edward Mickel. Patrick Mc-
Laughlln and John McLaughlin. father and son.
were also in the mine.
That more men were not in the mine at the
time of the accident was due to the fact that
almost all of the day men were eating their
The explosion orrurred at 12:30 o'clock. Had
it been either before or after the noon hour
the death list would have been still more ap
palling, as hundreds of men would have been
The force of the. explosion was so great that
the hills trembled. Tons of wreckage and
debris were hurled from the mouth of the mine,
blocking the entrance and making th» work
of rescue difficult.
N»ivs of the disaster quickly spread to nearby
mines, and hundreds of men were soon at the
prone, eager to Join in the effort to rescue.
Even if the men survived the explosion, it is
almost certain that they will die from the after
The cause of the explosion is not yet rully
determined, but it is believed that a blast ig
nited the dust which accumulated in the mine.
KILLED IN PRIZEFIGHT.
Young Man Succumbs to Blows at
Nathan Rosenberg, seventeen years old, of No.
109 East 100th-st.. known as "Kid" Rosenberg.
was killed last night while taking part In a
three round prizefight at Mount Morris Hall,
just north of 13Oth-st. in 3d-ave. At the time
Rosenberg was fighting with another boy known
as "Kid" Sis, also eighteen years old.
There were about five hundred spectators
present, and when the boy was found to be dy
ing and the spectators were ordered out there
was considerable excitement. Four arrests were
made of men alleged to be participants in the
death of Rosenberg, while fifteen men were de
tained as witnesses.
While Rosenberg's seconds were working over
him before it was realized how seriously he was
hurt another bout was called and Joseph Davis
and "Young" Murphy were put on. The fights
at the hall are under the direction of a crowd
i.ed tile George McFadden Club, after a local
'orerTßrooklyn at 11 o'clock last night Ca P
taSi Parett, of the Fort Hamilton police stauon
raided the Pelican Athletic Club at 65th-^ and
3d-ave.. where several bouts were scheduled.
There was a flght going on when the captain
SIXTY FALL IN CHURCH.
Floor Breaks, Dropping Crowd to
Cellar— One Seriously Hurt.
Boston. Jan. IS.— The flooring of the vestibule
of the Congregational Church in Boylston
Centre collapsed to-night under the weight of a
crowd of people who were there to attend a
turkey supper, and between sixty and seventy
persons were precipitated into a deep cellar.
One man was seriously Injured, several others
were so badly hurt that they required the atten
ilon of physicians, while nearly all suffered from
shock and brui.-^s.
Henry L. Hepburn, of Worcester. Superin
tendent of Street Lighting in that city, was the
most seriously hurt. He is suffering from con
cussion of the brain, internal injuries and a
crushed foot. An ambulance carried him to a
hospital in Worcester.
People who had finished eating went into the
vestibule of the. building, intending to wait
there for the beginning of an entertainment in
the church auditorium, and they were met by a
throng of new arrivals. In the crush in the little
vestibule the flooring sagged, and some of the
timbers beneath giving way completely a hole
was opened up under the feet of the throng.
Through th* opening threescore or more per
sons dropped into the cellar, a distance of ten
feet. There was a wild scramble to escape, but
cool headed persons in the crowd prevented a
panic, and the women aaid children were first
assisted from the mass. A lamp fell with the
flooring and broke, but the fire which followed
was extinguished before it had caused any
damage. The injured were removed to their
homes and to the Worcester Hospital.
WONT RECOMMEND SLIDING SCALE.
Lighting Commission Will Probably Favor
85 or 90 Cent Flat Bate.
[By T"l?Kraph to The Tribune 1
Albany, Tan. 18.— The report of th* State Lighting
Commission will be made In a few days, according
to some of the members. A recommendation will
be made as to a reduction of price for gas In New-
York City, bat President Gunnison strongly denies
the report that the commission will recommend a
sliding scale, beginning at 95 cents, and reaching
S"> cent gas after seven! year?. A flat rate will h.>
made, probably BE or 90 cents, but the members will
not dJscoss this. .
a , -tor r ,_■.■ and Ansemblyman Agn<?w. who
have' introduced Mils requiring & cent a f,. tor
New-York City, said to-day that any such sliding
lioa'p -i* was attributed to the commission would
be a great Injustice to the gas consumers in New-
York They say that 10 cent tra^ is non*> too cbeap
for the companies.
BIDDEN TO SCHWAB HOUSEWARMING.
[By T#l»"|trapi» to Th« Trlbur.*. 1
Plttsburß. Jan. 18. -Former employes of <*harles
M Schwab in the Braddock district have hew
made happy by an Invitation to doom to New-York
a few weeks hence and help Mr. Schwab open his
new SC.Ooi.ooo house with an old-fashioned party.
DENIED BY BOOKER T. WASHINGTON.
Booker T Washington, who arrived here yester
day denied the statement recently published that
hf/irivls.-ii the President to remove all colored of
flceholdera In the South.
UNIQUE GIFT TO MISS ROOSEVELT.
[By TVleKrapii '" Th« Tribune ]
Milwaukee. Jan. 18.- Fred Kremple has made a
picture of the Madonna from 5.193 butterflies, which
he has given to Miss Alice Roosevelt for a wedding
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FIGHT OVER STATEHOOD
ALMOST COME TO BLOWS.
House Committee's Stormy Meeting
. — The President's Statement.
fFrom Th« Trlbun* Bur»au 1
Washington. Jan. IS— Statehood cr>r.t»st
in Congress appears to gather bitterness wt'b,
time. At the meeting of the House Committ»<»
on Territories to-day members of th«! Anti-Joint
Statehood League of Arizona appeared, but
they played a less Important part in the- hear
ing than Representative Hamilton, of Michigan,
the chairman of the committee, and Repre
sentative Lloyd, of Missouri, who had a tilt
which threatened to end In blows. Mr. Hamil
ton was asking questions showing his leaning
toward Joint Statehood, when Mr. Lloyd re
marked that the change in the attitude of Mr.
Hamilton on Statehood was most remarkable.
Mr. Hamilton emphatically denied that he had
changed front, and Mr. Lloyd said it was strange
that the member from Michigan had not Joined
In a minority report against individual State
hood when the House Committee on Territories
at a former session of Congress reported fa
vorably on a bill to admit Arizona and X«w-
Mr. Hamilton explained that he was In Mlchi-*
(an attending; a conrention at the time th«
committee took the action, and consequently
was in no way responsible for It.
Mr. Lloyd said he would accept tha apology,
and the Michigan member angrily declared h«v'
made no apology and started from bis chsirb
He suddenly regained his composure, howeTexv
and the hearing continued.
Dwight B. Heard, former Governor of Arizona,
said the Arizona delegation felt that an explana
tion should be made by Representative Powers)
of his intimation that the Artzonans were under
corporation influence. Mr. Powers denied thai
he had made any statement whloh could be re
garded as giving any such Intimation.
M. O. Murphy, former Governor of Arlsor.s,
made a heated speech denouncing the report*
that railroads and mining: Interests were ustaff
corrupt methods to defeat the joint Statehood
"I hereby denounce as false, libellous and
slanderous any charge of corruption, regardless
of where it comes from." said Mr. Murphy. *T.
feel it is utterly futile for us to appear before
this committee and give our riews on Statehood.
The verdict is signed and sealed against us. But
I cannot refrain from denouncing this charge
of corruption against our party. Xt would be
Just as fair to credit a report that hands are
being put into the government purse to take
money for buildings, to be used in passing the
Joint Statehood bill." He added that if the man.
who started the story would make the assertion
over his own signature, he would send him to
the, penitentiary for malicious libel, no matte*
how "high up" he might be.
Mr. Hamilton warned Mr. Murphy to be tem
perate in his statements and not to say anything
which would reflect on either of the national
legislative bodies. Mr. Hamilton said also that
no member of the committee was responsible
for newspaper reports that money was being
used to defeat joint Statehood. He expressed
regret that such stories were In circulation, and
said they reflected as seriously on members o£
Congress as on people from Arizona. . nmm
Delegate Smith, of Arizona, made an impas
sioned speech in which he said positively that
every man in the Arizona party was paying his
own expenses and was in no sense a representa
tlV |tt O the n^h[te° r House to-day Representative
Bartholdt, of Missouri, said that the President,
in "peaking to the Missouri delegation, had told
them that he understood certain large corpora
tions in Arizona were opposing the Statehood
Mil and were dong it for selfish reasons^ U
would be a shame to give them the chance of
?Bff Safe? i£*Z£ suppfter^ .insist that
when the proper time comes the Statehood b:.l
wfll be .passed without amendment, whereas
Representative Babcock. the leader of the in
"ureents declares that his forces are growing:
SEnl hJs KS&SS
OklSioml. leaving the other Territories to t»
disposed of at some remote date.
HAZED INTO COLLAPSE.
'Abused for Not Introducing Mid*
shipman to Young Woman.
I ' Annapolis Md.. Jan. Haai-.r of a brutal
! nature '-as regaled at the trial of Midshipman
! Chester * A. Bloebaum to-day. Three fourth
elas men testified that they had beer hazed by
Bloebaum -until they were utterly «hs,i* *4
Edgar N Oaldwell. of Glasgow. Kj".. said Bloe
baum had hazed and abused him because he
would not make arrangements for Bloebaum o
iw. introduced to a young woman. Bloebaurn is
1 appointee of Congressman Champ Clark, ho
Sid recently on the floor of the House that he
;lld arm a youth he sent to Annapolis wit*
■* was hazed to th.
point of collapse. He said Bloebanm had com-
Sdhim to stand on hi, head from , fifty tj
one hundred times, han# on the locker wit*
feet extended and back to locker. Perform th*
-crew" for about five minutes and do the six
teenth" about a hundred times la rapid suc
cession. _ _
Edgar X. Caldwell. of Glasgow. Ky, stated
that Bloebaum had ordered him to write a letter
to a young woman in Annapolis fixing a date
wh*n Bloebaum could call. He had refused to
do this he said, and Bloebaum had made him
Ue on a box and raise and lower hi. legs until
it was impossible for him to continue.
The trial of Midshipman Minor Meriwether.
Midshipman Charles M. James, of Grlnnell.
lowa, a member of the second class, was served
with a charge of hazing, supported by eight
specifications, the greatest number of distinct
offences yet charged.
MR. BONAPARTE ON HAZING.
Washington. Jan. IS —Secretary Bonaparte, was
before the House Committee on Naval Affairs for
three hours to-day engaged in an extended discus
■ton of hazing at the Naval Academy. Jl« M
ask*d about, the Kosa bill, which empowers th«
ttedCtarj of ttM Navy to dismiss midshipmen who
engage In hazir.g. He said he believed the b:Il
was a good one. and would do much to improve
conditions at Annapolis.
Mr. Bonaparte said there should b« a graduated
nvsitm of punishment for hazing- He I
mended a carefully drawn statute to punish mttdlS
all boyish pranks, such as compelling th«? miii.^hi;*
men to make love to a broomstick and .»rh- ■: p:\\o
ttce<» which are common at the academy, for haz
tag which endansrrs the life of a midship" I i
thought expulsion would be the proper punishment.
LAUGH IN THEATRE ALMOST FATAL.
While laughing at an amusing scene in "Before
and After" at the Manhattan Theatre, last n!«ht.
J. H. Brown, of Germantown. Perm.. swallowed a
cough drop, which lodged in his windpipe anl
nearly choked him to death. Several spectator
noticed the violent gesticulations of Brown. An
usher was called and he was removed to the pri
vate omc« of the theatre. Dr. C. A. Finley, who
was present, took charge of Brown, but was at a
loss for Instruments. Finally a case of Instru
ments used in the play was brought, and In a four
minutes Dr. Finiey had dislodged the cough drop.
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