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V^LXV N° 21,671.
pBOtWTED'BY MAYER,
fpfSATIOX AT BEAMING.
00tn, 'Against Building Loan Com
pay Attacked by Attorney General.
attorney General Mayer caused a sensation
-f stffday afternoon in his argument before the
j^pel^atr Ptrtaiaa of the Supreme Court In op
jjjticn to the data of Charles P. Bacon for
£$,4sl 74 sf^lnst the defunct New York Build
j-j.l^Ar Banldnf; Company. Mr. Bacon's claim
,fjl taped on an alleged verbal contract of No
vfS^fr .*>. \SOH, by which the officers of the com
.jjy pj-omif^d to pay him $100 a day for his
— rricff while the Plate Superintendent of Banks
*«s trv* l " 1 * t0 Jiave tne company dissolved. Mr.
jjiyer represents the people on an appeal from
{»t awarJ of the referee In the case.
juvdlzg from the testimony of Mr. Bacon that
b»d been ergaped to look after the interests
f* tht BSSanSJ v at Albany, Mr. Mayer said Mr.
gacon Hated he never went to Albany for lebs
jjjtr fl.C**'. and he had agreed to give up his
hose ar.l business in California to enter the
OOBJM- * perv ice at $]<«> a day. His statement
wt e tha: he had Norn in the continuous service
£j tlje coirpany for I'.'iO days, exclusive of Pun
0s«. Mr. Mayer said:
It seeniF Incredlbla that the officers of a build
jrjtnd loan association should have the audac
l»v trhea their company was under attack, un
'ig they ftiw.iw Inevitable dissolution, to make
t «ir.:r»ct to pay a salary of $100 a day for
jacii ftarmentary. will-o'-the-wisp services as
Mi
Hr Bacon made the trips to Albany. On his
jft*rt rmninstJOP it was one a week for 267
div*. DC fort \ -four weeks, that he testified to.
0s umi I IllllillSllim this shrunk to twenty.
•TiP^ or ■ o?-5." hi fiddition to two previously
kjcrfbed. Earli md every one \va-« for the pur
pose cf Feeing- Attorney General Cunneen, Fays
jj:. Bacon. Mr. Cunneen wa-s willing to swear
Ot: h*- di- oat see him. all together, more than
to times, ar.d he thought the number less.
■total it that if any member of that asso
fancr r.£J learned that such a contract had
IKE rr.ad^ the Supreme Court would gladly
Save er.j ■rd the officers against permitting lt
•obe carried out. Moreover, it is incredible that
j»4 thf mpany successfully defended the
ytapte's i tit for its dissolution the claimant
wouic e\ ■ - r.ave here paid the long arrears of
t!s 6»l3r>- of J6»oo a week.
It is Incredible that any i*uch contract was
frer ir.ua*-. and the interested testimony of the
ciEir^r.t. ■ party, unoorroborated in Its essen
titl Eeslurcs by any witness, was contrary to
ti» Wlfleaee. :in.l should have been disbelieved
by the tttereic.
M* y.k r rof-rrod in passing to "Judge"
and Frank H. Tlatt as having
ttt:. X ' U '<> lawyers employed by the eom
jar.y '• I dM not nttar Into the details of
war t .John B. Stanchfleld ap
peared t •■' Ra -on, and argued that the con-
Mr Bacon $100 a day for services
c valid. He added:
"gruished gentlemen who represent
l!i«oTi-.f- side thought that the services of Mr.
Bteon worth $I<.*i a day, why did they
■ single witness to prove they •were
wtwer^ that much? We are not at all worried
•to th< outcome of this < ase. If your honors
wffl confine your attention soleiy to what Is
asUde the record. We would be worried and
oavytc if we were to suppose that the lnslnua
tmm a' hints of the other, side that there was
■BKtfc:: r ;,eculiar about the services to be ren
iatc are to he influential In fixing the deter
■tnulcr. of the court. I do not know that any
ssoets?-. lawyer would coneider 5100 a day
mtti.vt tor going to Abany; no, nor $1,000 a
ar, II it were to represent a corporation with
atets ot *9.000,0n0.
Am Tixvk\, the Appellate. Division reserved de
dston.
J. D ROCKEFELLER SAFE.
U at Lakewood, Where Missouri
Subpoena Is Void.
[Bt Telegraph to The Tribune.]
laaawaed, N. J., March 16.— Although John D.
Eockefe*:>.r is here he Is cafe from subpoena
•ervice, as the r rocess laawaf V-y the Supreme
G)urt cf Missouri is not valid in this state. Un
lew attorney General Hadley Ehould seek to
htvt t crm::,l£sion appointed here similar to the
•ne appointed In New-York Mr. Rockefeller is
ftw to i me and go anywhere in New-Jersey.
Mr. Rockeleller la aware of this, but several
of his employes say that he does not show him
«lf boasts he Is afraid of kidnappers He has
r^er.!:y put in powerful searchlights at hia
home Ifee ! ".ace Is guarded by armed men at
t^ht srbo : :«- faid to have instructions to shoot
*ny tatmder found lurking around the ptaoa
•fter r.;r: •' ..1
Mr. Bo kffrittr has heen seen at his home
twice tibia wf-ck. A meter inspector m<-t him
f»ce to ' .■•■ lay.
Attorn' General Hadley of Missouri will be
*» this „-;. on March 23 to resume the taking
M te^Tirr. : y ],y Standard Oil directors, and
■ <j!ng that H H. Rogers
•111 anm r rh- questions rtgaraiiij? atocfc ©WB
•ffhir -. ■ i,. ,••'•<-:, tly declined to answer. If
Mr ffesgan answers the questions, and if other
f-'-t ibpaena follow his example, it
saic ■ i, ( nu UKM for wanting the
tenirr.ory of Mr. Rockefeller.
IAPAX TO OWX RAILWAYS.
Housr Paste* Bill — Cost of Pur
chatt $250JM0fl00.
Tok:o. Hanfe 16 —The railway national owner
**"-!p bill r,;-.--..; :h.- House of K-presentatives
t<M«By .. „J t by a vote of 243 to
109. n:« .j.-j.f.rtt-.j tn at th.- 1,,1 l to purchase the
fc*"l WIMIJ Railway will also pass.
The COS! at the pureijuFe of homo railways
to Wllimled at fSSQjOIMMMHL Thf Minister of
pp r-"*r -"* t« rontident that purchase <an b<* ef
**tM Kithio five years without disturbing the
*0 FIGHT EROWN WILL IN COURTS.
w idow of Captain's Son Will Contest Be
quest to Martha Lewis.
• .--bi.h to Ili6 Trlbun*. I
4h-""4 h -"" Lareb 16.— Th*» fight «\<T the will
01 Pa : ■ B S. Biwn bids fair to wind up In
ttf coui.jy eoofts. Mrs. <ira«x- Brown, widow of
' 6r -> I < '.. r-ialn Brown, has arrived hen
■ iwnttim: counsel , i.itive to fighting the
f rovlsl °- - of ih^ «r|H. v. hich practically lgnoren
tvl;. • . . | „,, ? jv <s a fortune to Martha
r-«ptair.r -«ptair. L/0v..! made a will while Jn a Nen
°rfe !i r ;«.pn a | a,i, out fourteen months before he
la U.is -vill he lafl Mrs. Grace Brown a
cii-i 1"!'1 "!' <!o!lilT ' c About twenty days before he
T*< mad " «''Otli#»r will.
«.„ , v:;i H v « ■ fortun- i-> Marths I^wis
'•'-'■ !h- r*c| „f .«,,. estate to Harry
iln> Lrotber. \\ fiakef litMe or
own.
fOHANN MOST SERIOUSLY SICK
'-| rif!n ~'j'i March 1« — J-.l.ap.ti Most, fh* an
lasi Tm -']'< '" Jill a
t y U ever i-inre a«
4 > ..< Mi A .».!■•:. ■:- • K-ai-- Vu MX
<«' Tu-r»:-;in :.e r.a« resortad to bo
Z^ggggggfa.^ SEW-YOBK. SATUKDAY. MARCH 17. 1906. -SIXTEEN •PAGES.-.»flß!r i Sa-»"
FIFTY BROUGHT ASHORE
FEARED CHEROKEE FATE.
Passenger* on Stranded Steamship
Demanded To Be Rescued.
m> Telegraph to Th« Tribune ]
Atlantic city. March 1.J. -Fearing an expe
rience tike that which th« peasimme of the
steamer Cherokee were compelled to endure
v.hen that Steamer struck the shoals off Brigan
tlne In the middle of January, the passengers of
the Kritish liner Oearaoae. which struck on the
shoals at Beaaate Park early this morning, de
manded that they be sent ashore. Captain Will
iam S. Mas,,,, „f the wrecked steamer said there
was no danger, as the vessel was lying easy,
but they feared to take any chances. The big
lifeboats of the lifesaving service at Toms River
Quickly put out. and during the afternoon all the
fifty or more passengers were safely brought
ashore, though many of them received a thor
ough wetting In getting there.
The crew and captain are standing by the
Fteamer. The lifesavers have a line to the ship,
so the way to the chore Is Btlll open.
The Cearenee struck the shoals at Seaside
Park soon after 5 o'clock this morning during
the heavy snowstorm and fog. and waa not din
covered by the lifesavers until more than a
half hour later, although they heard the big
siren and knew that somewhere near a steamer
was in distress.
When the heavy weather lifted a little the
Toms River crew went out in their boat, which
was launched with no little difficulty, and found
that the vessel was the Cearense, from Liverpool
to New-York, carrying passengers and freight.
The captain, William S. Mason, could not tell
how he chanced to be so far out of his course.
At the request of Captain Mason the life crew
went ashore and immediately telegraphed to
Xew-York for the wrecking tug Merritt, and to
the Delaware Breakwater for the wrecking tug
North America. Both reached the steamer later
in the day. They are laying by, ready to get the
big ship into deep water again at the first fa
vorable opportunity.
Captain Mason said his ship was In no imme
diate danger, although the big seas were break
ing over her and wetting everything and every
body on deck. She was lying comparatively
easy and he did not fear any particular danger,
except a straining, unless a severe storm should
spring up.
At first the passengers and crew all declined
to leave the ship, but when somebody suggested
in a Joking way that a storm might blow up
that would keep them prisoners in a ship that
leaked, and in which there would be neither heat
nor proper food, they suffered a change of heart
and demanded of Captain Mason to be sent
ashore.
The captain signalled for the life crew, and
the latter launched their big sea boats and be
gan the work of sending the people ashore. Tt
was finally accomplished after the passengers
had been thoroughly drenched. Most of them
left on a late afternoon train for New- York.
The Cearense is of SPO tons, 209 feet long and
30 feet beam. She is iron, British built, and is
owned by Liverpool shippers.
Word has Just been received here that the
Cearense Is standing up well and is not making
much water. Captain Mason has hopes that he
will be able to save her. The steamer struck
head-on in the sand, but the sea and wind have
swung her about until she now lies broadside
on. The heavy seas are hammering her merci
lessly and every big breaker seems to be driv
ing her more firmly Into her sandy bed.
MADMAN OX LIGHTSHIP.
Insane from Suffering in Storm —
Put in Iron*.
Newport, R. 1.. March 16. — As the result of a
week's terrible experiences mid heavy gales on a
leaky lightship, off Nantucket Shoals, John
Santos, one of the crew, is violently insane. Ac
cording to the latest wireless message received,
the maniac chased the other sailors around the
storm battered craft, threatening to kill them.
He practically ran the ship until he was finally
overpowered and put below In irons
Until I<>:.'{O o'clock this moraine wireless com
munication between the lightship and the tor
pedo station here had been interrupted since 4
o'ckM k yesterday afternoon.
The last message received from her yester
day reported that her boiler tubes were leaking
and that Santos had gone Insane as a result
of the hardships resulting from a long period
of violent weather. This morning the operator
on board the vessel explained to the torpedo
station that last night's blizzard made it impos
sible to work. TIM air. idy weakened aereo. He
alto said that lh« insane seaman had benome so
violent that h«» had to be ironed.
The Nantucket Sho.ils Light vessel was sent six
weeks atjo to replace tie one that was sunk, and
from wbtcti th..- crew was rescued. Th.- officers of
the Harnburg-Amerkan steamer Pallanza, which
arrived yesterday from Hamburg, reported that
on Wednesday morning for three houra they tried
in vain to locate the lightship, although the.
weather was «-;.-ar at the tlsae.
Captain B. F. Hayes, of the Whttm St;ir liner M:i
jestic, reported that he and bis otirers sighted the.
lightship at tM o'clock Wednesday night two
points on the starbo.-.rd bow— where she ought to be
if in position— but that the night signals made to
her remained unanswered, even after th" steamers
vrhistU wns blown several ttSMS.
HABEAS CORPUS FOE TTLLINGHAST.
To Testify in Examination of Clerk Accused
of Getting Him on Juries,
on application of Corporation Counsel Delany.
Justice I'itzgerald, of the Supreme Court, issued
yesterday a writ of habeas corpus directed to
ihe warden of the penitentiary at Blackwell's
Island directing the production of William H.
THUnghast. the man who confessed that he had
served OB juries in actions against the Metro
politan Railway Company when he was not on
the panel before Chief Clerk Thomas F. Smith,
in the City Court, to-day, to testify in the ex
amination of Edward G. Tully. the clerk of the
Trial Part, who Is under charges of allowing
Tilllnghast to serve.
FATALLY BURNED, SAVES OTHERS.
(By Tel'*T*Ph t0 The Tllbun<?
Richmond. Va.. March 1«. -The -lothlng of
William Henry Ball, a colored boy. s.^ven years
old raughl nre last night during the .bam of
5. pu*nU «nd he was fatalb burned Al-
SUS Muring terribly, th- cbfld twlea ra
turned «o the cabin, which had also taken fire,
and remo-.ed a younger brother and a baby.
OVER SUNDAY ATLANTIC CITY TOUR
#,i 'two • boar? Al.o. tourß
iiarch SL April 7.-A«3vL
XAXTCCKET (MASS.) SHOALS LIGHTSHIP, NO. m.
On which a sailor was made Insane by storm.
FEVER AT NEW-ORLEANS
Health Official* in Other States In
formed of a Case in the City.
TBv Telegraph to The Trlbuns]
Xew-Orleans. March 16. — Health officers of
Mississippi and Alabama are In this city to
nipht to investisatr a sui>poaed case of yellow
fever on which local physicians have come to no
agreement.
Dr. ('. H. Iron, president of the State Board
of Health, this afternoon furnished the press
with the following statement:
The ca*o of Jules Ebernz was reported to this
ofllce iis suspicious Monday afternoon, March 12,
from the Charity Hospitai. Drs. Denegre Mar
tin and J. M. Batchellor diagnosed the case as
catarrhal jaundice-. Dr. Hamilton Jones, after
three days' observation of the case, reports it as
yellow fevfr. Tho health officers of Mississippi.
Alabama and Texa-s have been notified as per
copy of telegram inclosed.
The case was treated as a suspicious case
from the beginning and every precaution taken.
Following is a copy of the telegram men
tioned In Dr. Iron's letter as sent to the state
health officers of the three adjoining states.
New-Orleans, March 16. 1906.
Committee appointed to investigate suspicious
fever cases. Charity Hospital differ as to diag
nosis. Invite you to come.
C. H. IRON. M. D.
President State Board of Health.
Dr. Hatchellor, house physician of the Charity
Hospital, when asked regarding tho case, said
that the patient was Jules Ebernz, an oyster
s-hucker, aged thirty years. He was taken to
the hospital f rr ni a lodging house on March 8.
and it was understood that he had been 111
for about seven months.
Dr. Batchellor stated that he had diagnosed
the case as catarrhal jaundice, and had seen no
reason to alter his diagnosis. He had treated
and observed hundreds of cases of yellow fever,
and was positive that the patient was not "suffer
ing from that disease. Eberoz had been at the
hospital for about seven days, and the house
physician had ample opportunity to observe his
ailment and to satisfy nimself as to Its nature.
Knoxville, Teim.. March 16.— Thatcher Lewis,
a, Knoxville man who has been away from home
for several months, reached home to-day from
New-Orleans. He had just recovered, he saifl.
from a severe case of yellow fever. He asserted
that a number of cases of fever still existed in
that city.
A letter received by Mrs. B. A. Steele in this
city from a woman living in New-Orleans says
that twenty cases of yellow fever exist there, but
that the fact is suppressed by the authorities.
The letter further states that a few cases have
existed throughout the winter and that tha
authorities have as yet been unable to stamp out
the disease.
MAY QUIT M'CALL SUIT.
Trustees Will Pay Back Campaign
Contribution*.
The suit of the trustees of the New York Lifa
against the McCall estate, it was ltarned last
night, may not be pressed. A new resolution Is
needed, it is s uid, as the one passed by the trus
tees i ailed for a suit against "Joiin A. McCall,"
BOt against his estate.
The campaign eontril utions of the company,
according to last night's rumor, will be repaid to
the company by individual trustees. That
George W. Perkins would probably make resti
tution of amounts for winch he was field liable
was reported in The Tribune some time ago.
SNOW COST CITY $160,000.
Sunshine and Rising Temperature
Greatly Aid Contractors.
The snowstorm which prevailed throughout
Thursday Increased the expense account of the city
Tin- cost of snow removal this winter has
been remarkably light, and thus far barely ex
ceeded tMMM.
Bright sunshine and .-ising temperatures which
followed the two snowstorms of this year have
Krfatly modified the cost of removal. It is esti
mated that the sun, rain and increasing: tempera
tures following the storms have cut expenses down
at least $80,000.
Last winter the "beautiful" fell in goodly quan
tity, and the city paid £.'.000.000 to have It removed.
It" Thursday's siorni is the lust of the season, the
city has saved $1.7«>.Uu0 over the cost of snow re
moved last whiter.
A !ittl< more than six inches of snow fell up to 7
o'clock yesterday morning. William Bradley, who
has the contract for snow removal, has thirty-tlve
hundred men at work, and under the personal
supervision of his son Frank, who groes about the
city In an automobile. th« work has been done
quickly and thoroughly.
The shopping districts, downtown section and
principal thoroughfares, were cleared first. Tht
cross streets in the residential section will have to
wait awhile until the clouds rvll by and let the sun
attend to the removal.
Many pangs, made up chiefly from Italians of the
Street Cleaning Department, cleaned up the route
that will be traversed to-day by the participants
In the St E*>triek's Day parade.
HELD ELECTION BY TELEPHONE.
! By T-Vyrapli to The- Tribune ]
Boston, March 16.— Billerica held a town
meeting by telephone yesterday, because the
town was snowed In. Reports were read and
an election was conducted over the wire.
ALMOST LYNCHED FOR ELOPER'S TRICK.
I By Telegrapn to The Tribune )
Richmond. Va., March 16.— C. H. Young, a
wealthy merchant of Rugby, and married, and
Miss Ollie Stringer, a pretty neighbor, twenty
years old. eloped last night, and .ire now be
lW«d to he on their way to the Canadian bor
der Th" man killed and splashed the blood of
fow's about his store to create the impresMon
of foul play On the strength of that suspicion
Samuel Miller, a etran^er. was about to be
lynched, when the elmultaxif-ous disappearance
Af the girl became known. Miller was not only
released, hut a public apology \v;i.«: tendered him.
THE FAMOUS LAKE SHORE LIMITED
ha? eleeplnf cars for .St Louis and Cincinnati,
l*avinx New York every day at 5 3»"> p. m , via New
York Central Unea. No excess far*.—
TAFT GETS MORE TIME
VimU the President — Xo Bench Ap
pointment at Present.
[Krom The Tribune Bureau. J
Washington, March 16.— Secretary Taft will
not. be appointed to the Supreme Court before
autumn, and possibly will not receive the ap
pointment then. The Secretary returned yes
terday from New-York, where he consulted with
his three brothers over the advisability of re
linquishing his place at the head of the War De
partment for the honors of the highest tribunal
in the land, and called at the White House at
10 o'clock this morning to tell President Roose
velt the result of the family consultation.
After Mr. Taft had left the White House the
following official statement was Issued by Sec
retary Tjoeb:
As Mr. Justice Brown will not retire until
Jun<\ when the Supreme Court will take a va
cation until the second Monday in October, and
no public Inconvenience can arise from a va
cancy continuing through the vacation, the
President will take further time to decide the
question of Mr. Justice Brown's successor. Sev
eral names, including that of Secretary Taft,
have been under consideration, but no decision
has been reached, or is likely to be reached or
announced in the near future.
When Mr. Taft left the White House he was
in excellent spirits, but was in a great hurry,
and fairly sprinted across the street to the long
flight of steps leading to the State, War and
Navy Building, running up the stairway at a
speed which would have reflected credit on a
man of half his weight.
"I haven't a thing to say, not a thing," he
exclaimed, as he ran. "The President will make
a statement, and that will explain things."
"The statement is already made public and
doea not explain whether you have declined or
accepted," said one of the correspondents, who
was doing his utmost to keep up with the swiftly
moving Secretary.
"Well, I cannot add anything to It, and cer
tainly won't subtract anything from It."
"Do you think you ■will have anything to say
on this matter later?" the Secretary was asked.
"No, I'm not at all likely to have anything to
say."
As when the appointment is made the Presi
dent will have the "say," it is not believed that
there was any special significance in the Secre
tary's last remark. It is believed by a number
of the Secretary's friends that he has asked tha
President for further time In which to consider
the offer.
JOKES TO SAFE PATRICK.
So Texas Judge Declares — Valet
May Come North.
(By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Houston. Tex., March 16. — According to the
statement of Judge A. R. Railey, Albert Patrick
may be saved from the electric chair, should
the necesVlty exist, by the reappearance of
Charles Jones in New-York again as a witness
— but this time in behalf of the man his evidence
formerly condemned to death.
"I am informed that Jones will go," declared
Judge Railey, "and he will be accompanied by
his mother, who has prevailed 7 upon him to take
the step. The information comes to me from a
reliable source. I have not seen Jones myself."
Jones left his father's farm last summer to
save his life. Later he appeared in the Humble
oil field, and from there travelled to Dallas.
Since then he has not been located, and if
Judge Railey knows where he is the information
is not made public. Meanwhile In Houston steps
are being taken to get the indictment of a num
ber of those who made affidavits to the alleged
statements of the missing man us presented in
New-Tor k.
Detective Joe Mott. who worked on the case
in behalf of Albert Patrick prior to Jones's dis
appearance, and was announced as a witness
for the condemned man. is lodged in jail. He
was apprehended by George Ellis while, as it is
alleged. In the act of attempting to remove
papers of a nature not disclosed from the
pocket. « of a man who had been drugged. At
the point of a pistol he was marched to Police
Headquarters.
W. M. K. Olcott. chief counsel for Albert
T. Patrick, received a letter yesterday from a
man who says he can get forty witnesses to
prove that Mayor H. Baldwin Rice, of Houston.
Tex., had been frequently seen with Charles K.
•Tores, the former valet of William Marsh Rice.
This would be !n contradiction of the testimony of
Mayor Rice on the stand before Recorder Goff
several weeks ago. Mis* Gaillard had testified that
she had seen Mayor Rice and Jones conversing
In a streetcar, and the Mayor w-nt on the stand
and said he had had nothing to do with Jone«. Mr.
Oleott's Texas correspondent says that Jones and
the Texas Rices have been together constantly.
Mr. Olcott has sent a representative to Texas to
get aflidaifU from some of the "forty people"
referred to. Dr. Sol Williams, postmaster ..f i"<>ve.
Te.\.. having received a leave of absence from the
ofllce of the Postmaster General, is coming to New-
York, when the Patrick hearing b resumed on April
3, to testify on behalf of the prisoner.
THEY ALL BEAT PARKER.
EtV-Judge Lowest of Five in Man
hattan Club Election.
It developed last night that at the election
held on Thursday night at the Manhattan Club
to fill the vacancies un the bo.ird of governors,
ex-Judge Alton B. Parker, among five candi
dates, polled the smallest number of votes Had
It not been for the fact there were five vacan
cies to fill. Mr. Parker would not have been
elected. With him on the ticket were Louis J
Conlan. Sylvester J. OSullivan, D. B. Gilbert
and Charles W. Dayton.
The incident has caused much comment at the
club, of which Mr. Parker ha* been a member
since he came to live in this city a year and a
half ago.
MR. CLEVELAND RESTING IN FLORIDA.
Ex-Presiq>nt Cleveland went to Florida about
a week ago and expect* to stay there until the
middle of April. He has nil himself off frrMn all
cnninnjntc-at ion with hi? business associates and
w ill not concern himself with the affairs of the
Equitable until his return. There will b« bo
meeting of the E'iUitaM-- trustees while he is
away Mr. Cleveland wiU be sixty-nine year*
old to-morow, and will celebrate- the day quietly
tn hi* retreat on tho-fcorder of the Everglad.es,
fiEGRO SHOOTS THREE.
CAUGHT IS BROADWAY
"Wild West Eli" Starts Out to
"Shoot Up" Tenderloin.
Eli Lucas, a n*jrro known in th<» T»nd rl«iT a*
"Wild West EH." started to >lean up " II dis
trict last night »i>d shot awwa thr** UWB '■"
Johnnie Jones, a rtegr.->. proprietor r>f th* Cr*S"
cent cafe; Roundsman John WsJall and P"
tective James Scott.
I.,u<ms was arrests <shorty aft»r mi<ini«rh a r
56th Street and Broadwaj, afr«»r a d*sper-V»
battlp with Detectives Fr^snan and McAudrwwri
The detectives say h«» fired so ret i shots x'
them, and they ''!i-><<f>ri In on him and b!47«>.1
unqr, too. Mot one of rh* thre* was hir
Lucas was talking to his wife when the de
tectives spied him. He lanaedaa*er> fired .->n
them, then turned on his hee ! an-1 ran d°Tl
Rroadway. Th* detectives Wt tr><* woman, got
into a cab and chased Lucas, blnzing away at
him In the mean time. He was Snail? ovrctwne
and taken to the T»ndTloln peaVe station.
Detective Scott Is th« most BSTteaarj injured
of the three. His condition alarming He
was shot in the chest, and i« now- In the Xew-
York Hospital. Walsh was shot In the hip. but
was able to go to his home. .Tones returned to
business after a hurried viHt to the \>v-y>rk
Hospital, where a bullet which lo<ie«d in his
arm was extracted.
Tile shooting occurred in the Cr«>«cent <-af a at
No. 10« West 32d street. Johnnie .Tones Is the
proprietor of the place, which is lars°lv fre
quented by rh« lowest type* of negroes, men and
women, and also whites. Ft has been raided sev
eral times, but Johnrii* Jo.;es always loomed
up as active as ever the day following fh« raid.
He was manager of the notorious Bon Ton
dive also. Anybody was wejeoasl ** Johnnies
except "Wild "West Ell " He was awwa on
Johnnies books as ' th° hla^k bad man "
"Throw him out bodily. ' was -Tohnnie's order
to the lookout, 'and if you can't do that. Just
say. 'Mister Eli Lucas, won't you pleas* j" 1 Th«
boss don't want you.' "
Lucas rolled into the place about 1* o'clock
last nlghf. He was "up to the »yes in flghrin'
stuff," according to Tenderloin parlance. The
lookout negro saw blood in "Wild Wesr Eli's"
eyes and did not throw- nim out h* invited
him to leave. But the words die.] in kai mouth.
'Wild West Eli" brushed him aside, tore the
door from its hinges, and, planting himself
against the bar. whipped out two big revolvers.
■Tin goin' to kill you, Johnnie .Tope?, right
here and now. Then Tm a- goin' ro clean up
the place," he said.
With that he hurled a pitcher at Jones, then
a chair, then bottles and rhairs and pi*<-es of
glass.
Jones darted for a rear door. Some one slipped
a revolver into his hand. Eli ?aw This and
blazed away, now with one. now with the other
revolver.
"Kill you. sure as you live. Johnrt'e .Tones!"
he yelled.
There were several hundred men and women
of all colors in the place, and the wildest ex
citement prevailed for nearly an hour Jones
fell, and as he did so Roundsman Walsh and
Detective Scott rushed into the place
"Kill you, too." the negro shout-d. and bl»*«(J
away again.
One bullet fodged in Wal*h's hip. another in
Scott's chest. Scott fell to the floor, but got to
his feet again and biased away as the negro
waa dashing through a rear window. He
mounted a tree in the rear. Jumped into th<» next
yard and vanished.
By this time there were fully a thousand peo
ple outside of the place. A moment later the
reserves from the Tenderloin station, forty
strong, pushed through the crowd into the place
and arrested twenty-five of the inmate?. Two of
the negroes were held as suspeut.-
Jones slipped quietly out of his place, got a
cab and went to the New-York Hospital. He
was back in less than an hour, little the worse
tor his experience. Roundsman Waish was at
tended to at the Tenderloin station, while De
tective Scott was hurried to the New-York Hos
pital.
Lucas, according to the police, has "done time"
before, and his record is in the Rogues' Gallery.
VLADIVOSTOK MASSACRE.
Consul Greener Tells of 400 Persons
Killed in January.
. re!i-.;ra;h 10 The Tribune.'
Baa Francisco, March 10. —K. T. Ureener.
American Consul at Vladivostok, arrived here to
day on the transport Thomas on his way to New-
York City. ?'r. Greener took care of Japanese
interests during the war. and was closely
watched. Both he and the Chinese o'lisul were
forced to leave the city in May la.st and go to
Khabarovsk, where they remained until October
SL Speaking of thf riots and fires at Vladi
vostok on November TJ, 19 and 14 last, Mr.
Greener said:
About seventy-five buildings were, destroyed
by tire, and perhaps I"><> persons, were killed
before these riuts were put down. H was on
January "Jf> that the worst trouble occurred.
Between -llX"* and ."><x> persons were killed and
7»*» wounded In that great ;nassaere and riot.
This riot was caOSSd by t!;e arrest of Dr.
Lankofsky on ■ charge that he was impli
cated tn a conspiracy against the government.
His arrest gave great offence to the j^eople, and
a great crowd moved toward the headquarters
of the commandant of the fortress to request his
release. Before their reojoeai could be made
machine puns placed in t.V- s<iu;u>_ brgan to
mow down the people. Some of the bVst people
in Vladivostok fell -luring that fusillade, includ
ing Mrs. Walkenstein.
That massarm so enraged the people that they
demanded the iif. ol I : andant. and he
had to take refuge on a man-ot'-Ajr :r> the
harbor. Afterward he went le Nagasaki. It is
not safe for him to ratvra
SURGEONS TRY TO MAKE MAN OVER.
Italian, Suffering Disease Caused by Powder
Explosion, Receives New Cuticle.
IBy TMssjrasil •■ Th« Trlbun* ]
Coston. March 16. — A wonderful surgical opera
tion is in progress at the I Bseaosetts. General
Hospital, where Steph-n < 'alabro. an Italian, is
being made over. The esenttOß) will require two
years to eeatplets successfully, bu' I'alabro is will
ing, and is bearing tha pain stoically.
He ts heip.g supplied with r.cw ey-hds. cheeks,
forehead. nose, Ups and ne^k. and BOW skin over
all. pieces h*>lng jraftM on aft<-r the old skin Is
removed. The operation, " «ucc<-ssful. will mark
tt.e cure of a strange disease which came on Cala
hro after he was injured in a powder \ri">«!on at
Weymuuth about % year ago.
TO AMEND RAPID TRANSIT ACT.
fßy T»l>"pr»ph to Ft* Tribun* 1
Albany. Man* tf.— AsMniMjrman identic* tr>-,day
introduced a bill «\ii porte-1 by th*- t"*ity Club^ of
New York, amending th* Rapid Transit act. to
provide that before n^inr the t»rm« fn any con
tract Tier th# set, th*r<" shall be a public hearing.
h»i«i befor" the p.ipi,) Tr.-»ti>'t Ceunntsstoa of
wfcl h a' k*st t«o w**as' cotic* *hall bt gr ~n by
publication rh'.<- ■would gn» civic nuons
and in'erested citizens tiir.» to <h?»tt th« terms of
the contract, and proteat. If they did oot appear
Just. — .... ■ . .. ,—», — »- ■
PRICE THREE CENTS.
THE DEAD THIRTY-FIVE.
FLAMES DEVCUR MAST*
Trains Crash in Blinding Storm *
Pullman Paji-jepgers Escape,
Fu«b2« Col, March 19 — T^escore liv»» w«r«
lost eariy to-day in a ccihsicn between tvra
pa.«=?»nsr*r trains n*ar A«3obe. Cc! , on the Den
ver A- Rio Grant* Railroad, and more than a
*r*r<> of tbi vtettsM were ansaii by a flr-n
which aastfWjwi tha -»r*ck«d coaches llcr«
than a seors were imur«d. haJ a!! probably wiil
-•mv»r
Th- wyacl w«a too ta undelivered, order*.
heavy mounta.n grades, a blinding snowstorm.
a sharp curv» a^d t.^e slippery condlttoa or aaa
rails. Only the locomotives, ggas« and day
coaches wm wrecked, rhe s><»pins cars *seap
inir sjmnai un:r.jure.-l
of the dead -v»rs -eaeekers boun'!
oß* fh TCortliwttt Tfcre* •••ssal locomotive-*
Mt fir* to the fplln'ered ccaches and It wu
hours b«for- sJJ the bodies w ere recovered, tt »
flames bwnj so hot that rescuers could not, ap
proach the debris until tha fuel burned out.
Th" heavy trains m?r a? slow- speed, whl!*
blindin? snow darkened the rocky porses When
the opposir.? headlights f!a?h*d out It vw real
ized by the engineers that something was wron«.
According: ta urn fir-man a] the -westbound
train, hia enylns;.- applied the emergency
brakes, but the slippery rails allowed the m*>
mentum of the heivy train tr> carry It on _
The in;pact was scarcely noticeable, buiTtia
trains crashed and ground into each other Tho
helped engine of the westbound train acted as a
cushion, mtntitirttnc the force and w-^ht o^ t>>3
hea^y n,ou::taln engines. This helpe- w a3
crur.ned like so much paper, rjad Iks 'irger loco
motives ran through the me,- «f L-on anil
pjoagbed each other to pieces.
The fireman of the westbound train was taa
on;y one of the engine crews to escape Tba
baggage car of the westbound traan broke la
two. and three coaches were squeezed to etfeer.
The bagsage car. the mail car ar.d a coacn e •'
the easthound train HjrhlH. but r^ o • t v^
caj-s telescoped.
HOMESEEKERS PANIC VICTIMS.
Hardly had the oetM of Qm wreck ceased
when a sheet cf fire ran through the shatters
cars. In the forward coach of the westbour. I
train every seat was occupied by passengers,
most of whom were aaasaaasaan a number
of foreigners were among them, and in the.
terror they sank to the floor of tha car and wtr>
roasted alive. The cooler ones in the car. see-
Ing their danger, rushed for the windows asaf
doors, and with the aid of the passengers in th«
rear of the train and those members of tlu
train crew who were unhurt, managed to reat\
the open air. Many were injured by the rougi
handling they ieceived or by flying glass.
"When the occupants of the two sleeping car?
saw that nothing could be done to check twa
flames they aided the trainmen in pushin* bac?&
the undamased cars.
Communication was opened with the Pueb!r»
office of the railroad from Portland, | mils
away, and a relief tra was M once dlsp*tch#«l
to the wreck. The injured were p'.ac«4 la ahirp
ing cars and brought to^I»ii«'olo with th« psLasea
gers of the eastbound train, who 'w-re urJiurt.
Another relief traia came from Floranea to taka
away the uninjured portion •* the saajthc
train. J .
THE IDEXTIFIEO r»EAI>.'
A list of dsad made up from close tßvavtjsnya
tion by responsible persons follows:
BAERD. Edward E . depu:y asasHK t>eav«r.
BARKLO. A. BJ . Saiiia. Col.
BARKLO. Miss Gra:e Sal;da, Col
BU^ D lii Tk^^ htep — •"«*<•
CO-WT-EY. Ed. L«bo. Kan.
CC"VCT>EY. Mr». Si. Lebo. Kan.
COS3IETT. Wii:er, ea*ineer.
HETmTT. Jlrs. Kathena-. as.i baby toy. t«so. aaaj
HEWITT. Pearl. lebo. Kan.
HEWITT. Taylor. L*bo. Kan.
HEWITT. Mrs. wynassßi Lebo. Kan.
HEWITT. Mrs. Wlsoaa. Lebo. Kaa.
HOLLIS. Vasasa, enxlseer.
JONES. Fred. L«bo. Kaa.
LEMREOILE. Fr^d. Denver.
M'PARLAXD. Eiias. express m»saes«»»r.
SUDDL'TH. H. D.. BfWJ
WHITNET. aicaSssal prisoner la charge of Balrd.
The Utah and California express, westbound,
left Pueblo an hour and a half late, witji order*
to meet the Colorado and New-Mexico express
easibound. at Florence. This order was cbanssd,
and the westbound train was directed to pass
the eastbound train at Beaver, about twelvo
miles east of Florence. The order should have
been delivered to the train crew at Swallow, bu^
for some reason the operator there neglected Is
deliver the order. In the mean time tha east
bound train had received its orders and expecte .
to meet the westbound train at Beaver. No
other orders Intervened to prevent the wreck.
It is impossible to determine, the exact num
ber of dead on account of the Incineration o:
mar.y bodies. The work of clearing away tht
■wreck began at daylight It is announced that
the track will be entirely clear and trains run
ning by to-morrow noon. One of tfc-a first thm?s
the wreckers did was to lift the tender of one of
the engines from th* Santa F* track, where It
had been tossed.
DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT $200,000.
The damage to railroad property is estimated
a: 5200.000. In addition to this, much ba^^ag%
and r.-.ai! were destroyed.
One cf the pat her If tragedies of the disaster
was the wiping out of all but two of the family
of Taylor Hewitt, of Lebo. Kan. Father,
mother, daughter, grandchild and the wives ct
ihe sons are mlssir.g. Tha two sons. E. A.
Hewitt and "W. L. Hewitt, are among the in
jured in the hospital here, each of them having
leg fractures in addition to other injuries, c!
A. Hewitt said that he had a dream several
months ago in which his faasir* was all killed.
He said he saw just as plainly aa he later aaw
the real wreck everything thir took place after
the collision.
When the taaaal came together they wer»
rounding a sharp curve, beneath a hign bluff.
Just a short distar^e west of where paasengar
No. 16 and freight No 63 came together on Oc.
tober 15, 19">4. when seven persons were killed
and niar.y injured. It waa Impossible for tha
engineers of either train to sea tIM ether fa"n
until the two trains were Within about mo hun
dred yards of each other At rh; s P cir.t the
Santa Fe and Denver & Rio Granie tracks run
close tocether. ar.i It was e a*v for the engine
men to suppose that tIM oncotr.ir.g tram « as «q
the Santa Fe track.
For two and a half tours half nud-» mm
frantically tore at burning timbers, andea mi \\\m
vainly to extricate scorching, dytr.; peopl*
from an awful fate. Whaa Qta first r**:^f traia
arrived from Pueblo there vis Btttt |q rhe cirj
except pi!*s of seoreftX Otsii *m nneltetoi
bones.
SHACKLES CAUSED HI? DEATH.
Two Ttctttta of the wre;k wtr| Tsnuty Sherir:
Edward Bairi. of Denver, asd Arrh'ibaid TVbitl
ney. a prisoner v. hem Eaird was taking to th*
penitenuar>- at Canon City. Tha offlcer faal
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