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V^LXV- ...N°- 21.073.
jUGGIXS OX INSORASCE.
*LAIT S AIMED AT EVILS*'
£ltbrrp Attacks Misuse of Powers
of Great Wealth.
governor Hippirs. in a letter to a meeting in
/w^-r Union in honor of the eighth anniversary
- the founding of the People's Institute, last
j-jit_ said the recent insurance Investigation
f!tf •conducted to a conclusion without fear or
jj^" He said that It was a hopeful sign when
« Ttf t wea.th and vested Interests are arraigned
jtt!i* bar of public opinion and made to answer
gvfts at selfishness and lawless greed."
Senator Nathaniel A. Elsberg. one of the
jyeikfrf, denounced dishonesty in higft business
0,1 political circles. Governor Hlggins's letter
I regret that I am unable to accept your ln
tjttti, to be present at the oele,bration of your
aghth ar.r.iv.-rsarj". but prior engagements make
j. ■spibi* 1 for me to do so.
The Insurance investigation was pet in motion
jy xne When it apjieared that something was
jjiicil'y wrong in the management of the great
gasper.. It was conducted to a conclusion
vttliou: flaw or favor by an impartial com-
Bltie* ai(l.--d T>y counsel of the highest rank.
XJ»on the rr;v>rt of such committee legislation is
pend!»S to correct the evils heretofore existing.
p U a hopeful sign when vast wealth and
rtjtrd Interests are arraigned at the bar of
public opinion and made to answer to charges
af w :flshness and lawless grerd The constituted
tfnrles of povernment. not yielding to popular
cl&raor. not aw kn:g to discredit all because a
fr«r haw- proved recreant to their trust, desire
Utter- < " people rather than the plutocrats.
isd to promote the common Brood rather than
iat.er tbt rai :Ties of the few.
Ir, erdei that they may do the best service
thonld hold them to a due sense of
ft»ponsib:!ity. whereby inertia md excess are
«oder and whereby it is a* reprehensible
ij^Btpo far .is it I not to go far enough.
Th» toj Ie f the evening; was "Civic Rlghteous
5(0." TYr Rev. Thomas R. Sltcer presided.
Pjßstnr Blsbersj was prevented speaking for
gSjmtnntes after he had faced his audience be-
OSS? of the applause of the three thousand per-
S9OF 7'- 1 When the enthusiasm quieted he
.ghes who said the nation
Bnt • • igh without r
•■•'■■" Unless i tea live
it, sound honesty in
life, nothing will avail. They
a law of honor, honesty and
Bp**k!: * of the "white slave" prohlem. Sena
tor E>V--»r rapped the landlords who let, for
awMtrr.t rent*, place* to be used as dens of
tic* and crime
:. Corpora.* tscl of Jer
; ; >ved a direct primary law,
s>that voter* may vote for the candidates they
on a ticket- He also farmed
;>ermit any man who wishes to be
iate of the United States
tosmbciv his wish in a petition to the Secre-
tiry ' who shall put that man's name on
' he people to v
:, in part:
; übllcan form of government means
of a policy in which the Church Is
■ptratt i from the state, it was never intended
tbat ■"•• should sever morality from government.
Sprague Smith read letters from
Lc:.wi Watson Gilder and Lyman Abbott.
THE DKWEY AGAIN AT SEA
The Drydock and Her Convoy
Start for Gibraltar.
I*B Palrr.as. <~anary If=landp, March It. — The
Tr.\'*<\ States floatlne; drydock Dewey. which is
ping to the naval station at oiongapo, Philip
pine Island^, left here on Saturday in tow of the
SSVin Brutus. rse«?ar and Glacier and the navy
tuf Potomac. The Dewejr will all at Gibraltar.
HELD IP HYPNOTIZED.
Victim Says Highzi-ai/men Mesmer
ized Him to Sleep.
r*>pra;.h to The Tribune ]
Bt. Lojis. March 18.— If the story told the
Pell* to-night by '';'.ri Vickera, late of New-
ijhio. be true, he was held up,
kjpaotfxed, abdncte4 and robbed off ?2.V» by two
Rnn^e :: •• . They thrust a r.istol in is face
rMday erenlnc when he went out to mail a
Mtter r.ea: his home, at No. 3.062 Finney
»revjf._ pushed him into a carnage and im
c*:;a:> . • .-,,., p [n some way un
bovn ■ ■
H- is . •;, . r : r. ...h^ not chlorof oi med and
afloat n cr being forced to tak*- any drug.
Ht atyi . of th<; two men affe<-ted him
■• . and ho it-can to fret drowsy as soon
■ Ijs : ■ lias* He 'hinks h<- must
rized. He knew nothing more
night hi a room at the New
■ All his money, except 02 cents,
Th» be . . ... to the hotel by him
appear to be dru«V«d or in
•-txi. >.•-: dickers could remember nothing
****!! roing to th»- hotel <>r having a eonveraa
■■ "rtta • • clerk. He must have slept for
- ■ ■ ■ •■ •-:. boon
Much of V: k«rfrs story has been corroborated
. believe h*- tell? the truth.
5 ■an li centor .'uid has devised a new kind
(HIM W. MORE HOSTILE.
Papers Arousing People
■'■ . . magtetraK referred to In the
■ass <;.,;.-..,.. nabbed htrr— l 1 or was stabbed by
* *•»«» . . , ! tba tnaaaacra of mle
***r^t .-.• •;,.. ihacK in tde latter pa.rt of let>
**S. HERMANN OEIRICHS IN WRECK.
**&cher Saves Train After Walking: Track
Suspended in Midair.
IVlc«rapl to Thf- Tril-'<in#.J
•*• Aageiet March II -Mr* Hermann Oalrlena
*•■ - ■ . ,:, th<- Foutheru Pacific "owl"
***'• "fcleb a rancher saved from beiDK wracked
■*•> "ttJa >,m hundred feet of a bad waSbOUJ ■«
£** uchx Hakereneld. The ran. -h-r heard
jj* rush of w ft T*r an-1 telephoned the [-.,• ' ;";>
*• tot men ■ ..ande. Then carrying ■ lantern
jf »'Uied Hlo,* tUskundermlned track, v.i.: h with
*,}■** "M .-.M^Jel in tae air. The I
ZUr..' ■ .-ame !n sight, but the enfli •.■
latflV- '•'" v<kH!t aI Parnioao, on tl.«- K'-rn uount>
J? r ' ' • ■'; i '! i : , : , :K 'p,r t rr.ent In the Pullman
*«• *-• »*| r*u*uins Uom San i-YaiiCi^co.
nn To-day, fair.
To-morrow, now; norUwiMtfU-ly wind*.
LAKE STEAMER BURNS.
Tug Rescues Sixty-five Persons —
One Man Drowns.
Milwaukee. March 18.— The steamer Atlanta,
of the Goodrich Line, burned to the water's
edge to-night, ten miles north of Port Washing
ton. The Smith brothers, fishermen, of Port
Washington, went to the rescue with the tug
Teseler and rescued the passengers and crew,
numbering sixty-five persons, who had taken
to lifeboats. All were safely transferred to the
steamer Georgia, another of the Goodrich Line
boats northbound, with the exception of one
man who was drowned during the transfer.
The Atlanta was valued at $160,000. and the
boat and cargo are a total loss. The Atlanta
carried only two passengers. The fire was dis
covered when smoke was seen issuing from the
ho.d. and the blaze was found with difficulty.
The crew was set to work fighting the flames,
and the fight was kept up for more than an
hour. Then Captain MoCauley and the crew
took to the lifeboats. There was no sea running.
MERCY SHOWN TO MOROS.
Efforts of Troops to Save Women
and Children at Mount Da jo.
Manila, March IS.— Further investigation
shows that many women and children were
saved in the attack against Moro outlaws on
Mount Daja Those killed were killed at long
range by shell fire.
The attack was delayed six months, while
Governor Scott was endeavoring to persuade the
outlaws to surrender. All overtures were scorned,
and the defiant attitude of the leaders of the out
laws and the Arab priests persuaded their fol
lowers that the goverment would be unable to
dislodge them from their fortress within two
Leading Moros, In their desire for the extermi
nation of the outlaws, aided the troops in the
fight. Two hundred Moros. under the direction
of dattos. carried water to the troops.
The reports of company and troop comman
ders to Major General Wood show that every
effort was made to save women and children.
After the fight was over the general ordered
supplies and assistance for the women and chil
dren remaining alive in fhe crater
The Hultan and the principal dattoe are still
congratulating General Wood on the killing of
the outlaws, which made possible the tilling of
WAS NOT YELLOW FEVER.
Netc Orleans Rejoices After Au
topsy on Suspicious Case.
[By Tel#rrarm to The Tribune. 1
New Orleans, March IS.— The people of all
I^oulsiana were overjoyed this morning when
the official announcement was made that the
suspicious case of fever was not yellow fever.
The patient, Jules Dbernse. died at the Charity
Hospital early this morning, and as soon as
popsible the health officers of Alabama. Mis
sissippi and Texas, who have been here making
an investigation, were Informed. All went to
the hospital and assisted In the autopsy, which
proved to the satisfaction of all that the man
did not have yellow fever in any form, and that
<!»»ath was from catarrhal latindlce and dissipa
All viPiting health officers approved of this
report p.nd will return home to-night. They
congratulated the Louisiana officials on their
promptness In making report on the first sus
picious case which appeared.
DISAGREE WITH PARKER.
Indiana Democrats Deplore a Re
turn to Sectionalism.
[By Telegraph to The Trlt>un«. ]
Indianapolis, March 18.— Interviews with lead
ing Democrats here and throughout the state,
Including such men as ex-United States Senator
David Turpie, ex-Congressman John E. Lamb.
■ airman Risk ai;d others, regarding
ntlments expressed by ex-Judge Parker In
the South asserting Itself In the
r>emoc/-atic party show that Mr. Parker's posi
ting has aroused a good deal of feeling, and
that Democrats believe the attempt to array one
9t* tion against another in the Democratic party
is ill timed and Impolitic.
Mr. Lamb declares that sectionalism ought to
recated by every Democrat and any effort
to revive It ought to be condemned. Democrats.
lan**, should .stand for the same things,
(Vest, North and South
"The effect of a PresldentiaJ nomination given
Itlzen out of the se< edlne states as a
member of OUT party."' added Mr Turpie,
I certainly h<» to excite and reinvigorate.
liner of sectional hostility so general dur
itiK the war period, and the voters of both sec
tions and of fill iia,rti«-s would feel the Influence.
It would be adverse t" our success, and at this
time would be. imprudent and premature"
ALBANY MAN DISAPPEARS
[Ry T»«rraph to The Triton* )
Savannah. March IS.— P. S. Fitts. of King
«ior>. B. 1., if here looking for his brother. E. B.
Pitts of Albmiy. N. V.. who huf been missing since
March •. He will offer a reward for information
j, . .;,. .„ to the discovery of, the missing mans
x .. . eabouta.
On the date named Kltts. who had arrived a few
dayi befow by steamer from New York, appeared
on board n.e steamship Kansas City, on which he
had enenged passage to New York. The pieward
f^w him l«ave the ship with a letter In his hand.
This was a few minutes before the vessel saiif-d.
Not lons » f "' r Ul " Kallisas '''>■ put to **" the
abeenc* "f Pitts was discovered Ht.« !•*• was
FEAR NEGRO MAY ESCAPE.
[By T*>l**raph to Th* Tribune 1
Wilmington. Del.. March IS. A dispatch re
oefred her» to-day from Mllford, Del . announces
thai the negrr, Frederick M Groves, who nar
.,,ulv escaped lynching at that place recently
after assaulUn* a young white nchool teacher.
will b<- tri»<l next month at Georgetown. This
ha«< caaaed h aenaatlon. aa It wns stated by the
aothorltlea nt the time the negr,. was rescued
from the mob and tak.-n to ths Dover Jail th; "
h,. should i- '••I'" 1 ""^
Th« off. ii. •• was coinn.it' .. In Suasex « ounty,
h ,,. ... termination to try the accused In
Oorg-ctown Inasmuch R* the Georgetown Jail
ii. 4r.f-.uic escape* l from It being fre
fJSfut'SiXhS ££ea wi.l e~ap* after
hem*' .-,.t..v.-.1 from Povgr.
, jRD ." 6AYB H. H. ROGERS.
H I. Bo era .v h»« ' "-" : " ' ' """r^
ramdi fi mi !.--• »■ N ■> ■ '•■'•■' "
:,;:;:;:■;;;,'...■ »;:---■-— that
Uier» was co trutU iv Uie * lory '
NEW- YORK. MONDAY. MARCH 19, 1906,-TWELVE PAGES.- -^JWLWBu-
MITCHELL TO BAER.
WOULD CONFER FURTHER.
Had Expected Joint Committee to
Make Final Decision.
Indianapolis. March 18.-^Tohn Mitchell, presi
dent of the United Mine Workers of America,
has mailed to George F. Baer. chairman of the
anthracite coal operators' committee, his reply
to the committee's communication rejecting the
demands of the miners* organization. The let
Indianapolis. March 17. 190f>.
Mr. George F. Baer. Chairman. Philadelphia.
r>ear Sir: Referring afraln to your communi
cation dated March 10. with accompanying' doc
uments, and to our reply thereto. I write to say
that I have submitted to our committee the
answer made by your committee to the proposi
tions presented by us It is unnecessary to state
that we were keenly disappointed to learn that
our demands were rejected In toto. and that our
arguments in favor of them had received so lit
tle consideration at your hands that they were
practically ignored In your reply to us.
We have a*;ain reviewed the scale presented
for your consideration; hava compared it with
the scale of wages paid for similar classes of
labor in other coal producing states and dis
tricts, and we are satisfied beyond the perad
venture of doubt that the wages proposed are
not in excess of. Indeed, that they are not so
high, as the wages paid in the bituminous min
ing districts of our country.
Judging from the language employed in your
answer to us. it is perfectly evident thst we
failed to make clear, or that you failed to un
derstand, the real import of the propositions
submitter! by us.
Wo wish to assure you that wo are not unmind
ful of the great public interests involved in this
controversy as to our futjre relations, neither
are we unappreciatlve of the splendid efforts
made by the Anthraoit- Coal Strike Commission
to establish a relationship between us that
would insure a Just and permanent peace; but.
if you will refer to the award of that commis
sion, you will find that the commission Itself
was In doubt as to the permanency of Its find
ings, and expressed the hope that at the ex
piration of the award th» relation of operator
and employe would have so far Improved as to
make Impossible such a condition as existed
throughout the country In consequence of the
strike in the anthracite region. We ha/1 enter
tained the hope that our adherenco to the letter
and the spirit of the award, and the absence of
local or genera] strikes durlnir the pest three
years, would have appealed more strongly to
your confidence, and that we might reasonably
oxpect serious consideration of our claims at this
When wo met In Joint conference, at No. 143
Liberty street. New York City, on the loth day
of last February, it was agreed that when the
separate committees of seven had terminated
their work they should report to the committee
of the whole. We understood this to mean that
after we had submitted our demands and our
reasons therefrr and you had prepared your
reply thereto the Joint committee would meet,
confer and. if possible, reach an agreement.
But It would seem from reading your ply
that all our propositions have been rejected and
that your final decision has been given. We
trust that this conception of your intention is
incorrect. It is our opinion that neither you
nor we can afford to break off negotiations in
this abrupt manner. So far as we and the In
terests we represent are concerned we are not
willing to accept any share of the responsibility
this action entails. We believe that further
meeting should be held and that we should
strive earnestly and conscientiously to reconcile
While it may be true that on the part of the
operators there has been no serious cause for
complaint during the last three years, we wish
to assure you that in expressing this opinion
y«u do not reflect our views. Not only has
there been criticism among the miners, b",**
what Is more important, there exists much cause
for criticism and complaint To such an extent
is this true that we feel It Incumbent upon us
to say that we. cannot with any degree of con
tentment or satisfaction work under present
conditions. However, we repeat that the In
terests involved are so vast that we are not
willing to break off negotiations without first
making further efforts to reconcile our differ
ences. We, therefore, propose that further con
ference or conferences be held between now and
If this suggestion moots with your approval
wo will be pleased to arrange with you a date
upon which our Joint committee may reconvene.
COAL OPERATORS SPLIT.
Not United on Question of Increase
[By THegraph to The Tribune]
Indianapolis, March 18. —The arrival of opera
tors from tho four states included in the com
petitive district makes It clear to-night that
they are divided among themselves as to the
policy to be pursued in the conference to-mor
row, and that there will be no effort to displace
Francis 1,. Robbins, president of the Plttsburg
CoeJ Company, as president and elect a man
who is oppose.' to making any concessions to the
There is also a strong sent!- i-or of
refusing to confer with the minors'
mittoe till tho Ryan resolution is rescinded for
mally by the convention, those advocating thi*
it is folly to enter Into a
■ with men whose hands art- tied.
Certain o] .■. that President Mitchell
has given secret Instructions to members of the
committee to Ignore the Ryan resolution; that
he is doing tMs to pul th<- burden of concessions
on the convention, and they want that body to
resolution absolutely and In as
forma! a manner as it was adopted. A resolu
tion ! ■ d will be offered at
the operators' conference, refusing t<> confer
with th<- miners' scab- committee till the Ryan
resolution Is out of the way.
Th< hour the operators who
concessions say they havi conferred with many
manufacturers and ■ . consumers of
coal since the adjou i February, and
without exception th< nsumers insist that the
miner*' wages shall not !>•■ Increased if there la
to be a corresponding Increase in tl
The volume <>f business In the last two years,
the operators say. ha.s been larger than In any
corresponding period, bur owing to Increased
■ Itlon profits ai ■ and any h
In the cost oi i ■ dshlp
vanoe the mln< >f them, es
pecially President Robbing and others from
per cent reduction that wai
• * 111 1 th<- other hand, tnai. 1 miner dele
; c meaaun ■■:•;. ■■
firm for th«
• nt join; ■ Th>- Illi
that they will strike. f the
cation. If the conventioi i com
promise thai provides only foi
of the ', i per cent reduction.
HOLDING COAL; PRICE MAY ADVANCE
Ptttsburjr. March IS With ■ sufficient water
rtar* '" *hip coal routh, the Uononcaheta River
Consolidated Coal ;md I'okt* Company i.- hold)
3,000.000 bushela of eaal In th« Plttsburg harbor.
Aft. r April 1 H I* expected that. If the wage ad
i-ance li noi ri inted 'he miners the |.ricp ..r co*i
will -o up nt least BO cents ■ t< r: to the consumer.
With the amount r»| ronl In the ► irbor the com
,,-,. v will net h Mp profit.
THi: TRAIN OF THE CENTURY.
Twentieth Oenlury Limited, IS-ho«ir.traln between
New York and Chicago ny the .W* ■•*<■,! iVntral
Linen. Leuves New York 3 'if p. in . arrives Chicago
».Al :-.*.'. :-..:.-...- Bight ■ ride.— AdvU
SENATORS TALK RATES.
Many Favorable to Provision for
N cm-Suspension , Says Tillman.
Washington, March 18. — Senator Xowlands. of
Nevada, to-day entertained seventeen of his
Democratic colleagues at luncheon at his sub
urban home, the object being to exchange views
on the Railroad Rate bill before the Senate,
Practically the entire afternoon was spent In
discussing the bill. The talk converged almost
entirely around the attitude the Democrats
should assume toward the questions of a sus
pension or non-Busr>enslon of the rates to be
fixed by the Interstate Commerce Commission In
any case arising before It. pending a review of
the issue on an appeal to the courts.
"With the exception of two or three Senators,"
said Senator Tillman. who Is In charge of the
bill on the floor of the Senate, "all those present
were favorable to a provision for a non-suspen
sion of the ratf .-», and I think," he added, "that
all the Democrats will come around to the idea
of voting for non-suspension when th« Issue is
Other Senators admitted that the discussion
showed that the Democrats were about as
divided In their views on the question of amend
ments as were their Republican colleagues.
Senators who were present said the gathering
was entirely informal. There was bo att<
come to any conclusion on the question dl>- I
and no plan of action was outlined for the
future. There was, however, a full and free
interchange of views on the rate bill ■ Thi
ocrata who were present stated to-night that th*
bill will under no circumstances be made ■ party
Those present at the luncheon. In addition to
the host, were Senators Bailey, Blackburn. Clay,
Culberson, Dubois. Foster. Frazier, P
Rayner. Simmons, Stone, Tillman. Latlmer, Mc-
Creary, Martin. Overman and Patterson.
NOTE TOLD OF SUICIDE.
Guest at drand Union Hotel Shoots
Himself — May Die.
A guest at the rjrand Union Hotel, who regis
tered as "A. Darling, Newark. N. J.." attempted
to rommlt suicide last night by shooting hlm«elf
in the head. He was taken to Flower Hospital,
and Is not expected to recover.
The man, who is about fifty years old, regis
tered at the hotel on March IS, He was as
to a room, and did not behave in any way to
attract attention. Shortly after 8 o'clock last
night Agnes Cooper, a maid. h*>arrj a pistol shot
In Darling's room and informed the manage
ment Patrolman Maroney, of the East ",sth
street station, was called. He forced the door
and found Darling lyins on the floor mumbling
Incoherently to himself.
The suicide left a note "to the authorities."
which was taken to the Eaet 35th street sta
tion. The note told of the writer's intention to
commit suicide. The sergeant at the station
refused to divulge Its contents. No letters or
other marks of Identification were found.
MR. STORER TO RETIRE.
The President Will Name His Suc
Washington. March IS.— other than admitting
th.-v Bellamy Storer, the American Ambassador
to Austria-Hungary, is to retire tmmed
from his post Secretary Root declined to make
any statement to-night regarding: tho change in
the office. A successor to Mr. S'torer will be
named by the President to-morrow. The Secre
tary refuse.! to say who the n->\v ambassador
It is known that there has been some friction
with the administration, which neither Mr. Root
nor others conversant with the condition of
affairs will discuss.
BARONS WIFE A SUICIDE.
Mother of U. S. A. Officer Shoots
Herself in His Rooms.
Leavenworth, Kan., March Cart Una yon
dem Bussche. said to be the divorced wife of
Baron yon dem Bussche-Haddenhausen. of Ber
lin, committed suicide, j.y shooting herself to-day
at the Quarters of h«r son. Second Lieutenant Carl
Frederick yon dern Bussche. of the lsth Infantry,
I. 8. A., at Fort LeaTanworth. Lieutenant yon
dem Bussche la a cousin of Frelherr yon dem
Bussche- Haddenhnusen. first secretary of the Ger
man Embassy at Washington.
Mrs. yon dem Buss.-he fired a bullel Into her
head. In her room, adjoining her Bon's private
room. She had lived with him for some time. She
Is said to have been treated last summer, at Den
ver, where she formerly lived, for a nervous dis
Baron yon dem Bussche and his wife are said
to bare come to the United States from Prussia
several years ago. Ha was a mining engineer,
and for many years lived in Denver, where the
son was born.
The son. In 1898. enlisted in the 6th Infantry,
and in 1901 was commissioned second lieutenant.
Three years ago Lieutenant yon dem Bussche
was ordered to the Philippines with his regim.-nt.
and his mother accompanied htm. When he re
turned to Fort Leaven worth, something over a year
SCO, she followed him, and since then lias lived
with the young officer at tho officers" <niarieis at
Six months ago her husband visited her. hut
Boon left, and. it was said, returned to Berlin
where he now lives. Later it became known that
the pair had been divorced. Mrs. yon d.-m Bussrhe
was forty-six years old.
KANSAS SNOW MAY SAVE WHEAT.
IBv Tel*Rraph to Th* Tribune.]
Topeka, Kan.. March 18.— Nearly eight inches of
■now fell In Nebraska, Kansas and < >kl:ilmma to
day. The storm began early in th<» day and snow
is falling yet to-night. Railroad traffic In tins pan
of the country has been demoralized by the storm.
There was n<> wind.
The snow will be a great benefit to the growing
wheat. There has been very little snow during
the winter anil mere was danger that the crop
would not thrive. This mow will put the ground
in poo] .iltion and probably insure the crop.
AGAINST ANTI-INJUNCTION BILL.
[By I>l«graj>h tr» Th» Tribi •
Indianapolis, March UL — Indianapolis business
hers of the
ii from Indiana, asking tnem to
bill Bhoul :
CAPTAIN GEORGE W. LLOYD ILL.
Captain <"»eorge W. Lloyd, who for forty yearn
voluntarily cared for and guarded the grave or
i Paine, was taken sarloualy til Saturday
.:.! removed to the New Rochelle Hospital, wher«
he is in a critical condition. Captain Lloyd is
e|phtv-seven rears, old Only ■ few days u^o ha
lost ins wife. lie is suffering from an old Injury
sustained while serving as a si>y lv the Confederate
army, la Croat of. Ulchmgad.
SLIDE W RECKS CAMP.
One Killed, Several Seriously In
jured — Loss , -9400 ,000.
Ouray, Col., March 18. — A mammoth snowslid©
In the Mount Sneffels region, six miles south of
Ouray. last night wrecked the Camp Bird mine
mill, trarahouse, boarding house and reading
room. William Cressey was killed, and it is
feared that other lives were lost. A number of
men. it Is reported, were seriously Injured. The
property loss Is $400,000. '
The Camp Bird bunkhouse. containing two
hundred men, narrowly escaped destruction.
The home of General Manager Cox also escaped.
The slide had largely spent its force before
reaching the assay shops and general offices.
This slide happens annually, but It was larger
this year than usual.
Telephone, communication with Mount
fels is interrupted, and the news of the 4
was brought this afternoon by County Commls-
sloner Smith. A rescue party started out at
nnc», but it will take them several hours to
reach Mount Sneffels, aa the roads and trains
are blocked with snow.
A telephone message from Sllverton to-day
said that a report has been received that scores
of miners were killed by the destruction of the
boarding house, but this report is discredited.
Oamp Bird mine was sold by Thomas K.
Walsh several years ago to an English company.
HUNDREDS OF LIVES LOST.
Earthquake in Formosa and Land
slides in Brazil.
Tokio, March 18. — An earthquake at Kagl.
Formosa, yesterday destroyed hundreds of
buildings and killed many hundreds of people.
London, March 18. — "The Dally Telegraph's"
Tokto correspondent. telegraphing 1 concerning
the earthquake In Formosa, says that the rail
way lines were twisted, telegraph polos thrown
down and houses destroyed. The "N'lch!
that th>> casualties exceeded on© hundred, and
the "Jlji Shlmpo" places them as high as oliiht
hundred. An official dispatch, the correspondent
adds, reports sixty deaths, many more persons
injured and two hundred houses desti
Kagi is on the railroad line, about fifty miles
north of Tainan. On some mapa the town la
given as Kiavi.
Rio Janeiro, March 18.— A storm on Friday
caused landslides and floods. Twenty persons
were killed or Injured here, and landslides at
Petropolls, capital of the state of Rio Janeiro,
tilled fifty persons and Injured many more.
Petropolls is a town of about nine thousand in
habitants. It has a large German colony. Its In
dustries consist of cotton mills, cigar manufactories
ajid breweries. It Is on a railroad Una and lies
twenty-two miles northeast of Rio Janeiro.
CAR WILD ON HILL.
Dashes Two Miles and Stops Itself
A car of the Hamburg avenue line. Williams
burg, on Its way from Canarsie yesterday after
pot neyond control and dashed down Rock
away avenue hill with terrific speed. Two pas
sengers, Joseph Emalken, of No. 1705 St. Mark's
avenue, and Miss Lena Lewis, of No. 675 Myrtle
avenue, were severely hurt about the face and
neck by Jumping off.
The car sped on for nearly two miles, the mo
torman, apparently, powerless to control it. The
passengers were excited, but on advice of the
conductor kept In the middle of the car and es
caped injury. The car stopped on a slight grade.
The motorman said the fuse burned out and the
brakes refused to work.
BOW DOWN TO MOST.
Dead Leader Eulogized by "Reds"
Ashes to Come Here.
Johann J. Moat, the anarchist leader, who died
on Saturday in Cincinnati, was placed on the
highest pedestal In the gift of anarchy yesterday
afternoon ;it a meeting of tho International
Manila Groups at Pli3ta Hall. No. 24'> Kast
80th street, and was worshipped with all their
declared. In so many
words, to have been at once great and almost
endowed with supernatural gifts to spread the
principles of anarchy.
Kinma Goldman presided, and In a fiery speech
aroused the meeting to an unusual pitch of en
thusiasm. Phe said that Most' 9 body might be
dead, but that the "great principle of the group
which he so well propagated"' would live after
"him and some day "reach the zenith of his ex
>ns. . . . Then Most will be glorified
the petty horde of capitalists, and tho
poor will live A3 they never lived before."
Kmma Goldman's speech was followed by
others equally as fiery and enthusiastic as her
own. M. EhgneUeh, the "group's" philosopher
and writer, delivered what was regarded as
I lo spoke for more than an hour
on Moat's work and his Imprisonment for the
August I.ott, who Is slated to succeed
Most as tho chieftain, also spoke In glowing
Resolutions were adopted that Mosfa body
should b(» brought to this city at any cost. Later
In the day a telegmm was received from the
•group" In Cincinnati saying that the authori
ties advised against removing the body.
Following out Most's command, the body will
be cremated In Cincinnati. The ashes will be
brought to this dry probably on Thursday. The
meeting decided that every member of the or
ganization, which numbers ten thousand, should
m»»i the ashen at the Grand Central Station
and convey them with great solemnity to the
headquarters at No. 325 East 75th street, where
anarchistic rites will be held.
KNOCKS WOMAN IN FRONT OF CAR.
Hurrying Man at the Bridge Forgiven After
Apology — Victim Slightly Hurt.
Mlsn Theresa O'Loughlln. of No 101 Charles
street. Brooklyn, was knocked In front of a moving
car at the Manhattan end of the Brooklyn Brldg«
last night by Charles \V. Burnham. of No C 2
Qulncy street, who ran into her while hurrying to
catch another car. The youne woman fell on the
fender, and rolled to the pavement, fortunately
out of the way of the wheels
When picked up she was found to have no more
serious Injuries than a laceration of the scnlp.
several bruises and a bad shock.
Mr Uurnham apologized, and Mb» O'Loughiln
jitXu««U to limit* ansonifilatnt against him.
PRICE TIIREE CENTS.
AVAILS \.Y. LIFE BOARD
I NTERMYER PROTESTS.
Want* Trustees Held Responsible
for Proxy Expense*.
An emphatic protest against the activity of
officials of the New York I-ife Insurance <v>m
pany In their campaign for proxies for t'.ie
forthcoming general election on April 11 has
been made by counsel for the InternatlonaJ
policyholders* commute*, which b being for.n-(i
by Stuyvesant Fish. The officials and tru--->es
are warned that the committee will hold them
personally responsible for any of the company's
money spent In such a campaign. It Is estimated
that the cost of postage alone so far baa been
$30,000 and that of printing and stationery
The protest was In the form of a letter from
Samuel I'ntermyer to Alexander E. Orr. presi
dent of the N>'.v York Life, which was delivered
by mcoemjer Saturday night at Mr. Orr's home*
No. 102 Remscn street. Brooklyn. No letter was
sent to President Peabody of the Mutual Ufa
Insurance Company, which company Is also so
liciting proxies through its agency force. It
was said that the Mutual's election was not
scheduled to take place until next June, and that
decided action would probably be taken by tha
committee; later on.
Mr. T'ntr: fir Oolum
acre he will address the Ohio House.
Committee on Insurance, which la now consider
ing reform legislation b.Lse.l on recommends/*
f the Armstrong rommittoe. The lnvtta—
r:ie fmm r^.rl Him Ml. who Is the "Arm
strong of Ohio." The companies will be heard at
a hearing on Tuesday. They are making a muoa
'^ht In Ohio than they did at
Vntermver and others win speak bfl favor of th«
reform bills. It 'hat he will go trom
Cleveland to Chicago to attend a meeting prs
sided over by i, | hnson of Minnesota
looking to uniform legislation on lnsurano*
Andrew Hamilton is coming to this city early
In the week with otN-r chapters of his dis
closures. He will probably give details of
whom he has a bitter gru-ls* It was learned
last night that he pu: <ing some men
tion of Julien T. Davles. the general sollc •
the Mutuai Life, though in what particular
could n«-.t bf» learned. Just what meth
lace his additional state
lie has not been decided.
He purposes furnishing proof of his unsupported
MR. INTKRMYER'S TETTER.
The letter which Mr. Untermyer sent to Presf*
dent Orr was called forth by the report that la
a four months' campaign the company has ob
tained ■ xies. The Fish committee has
so far : o and 50.000 pi
The letter follows:
As counsel for the policyholders and committee
that are now representing upward of fifty thou
sand poilcyholders In your company, although no
canvass for proxies has been possible. I am in
etruct-d to protest ( n their behalf against the ex
traordinary us« that is being made by you and
your officers of the. agency forc«s of the company,
who are being pressed into the service of soliciting
proxies for the re-election, of yourself and asso
ciates a.« directors at enormous expense to the
You are well aware that your tenure of office and
that of your associates are about to be terminated
and a new election ordered by the cnas-tm^nt of the
pending 1 legislation. You krow th:it until this legis
latlon is enacted the pollcyholders ar>> practically
disenfranchised. You and your associar.-s ar.- re
sponsible fnr their helpless "position in this <■• ■
It was under your administration that the requests
of policy-holders £or Inspection of the list*, so that
they might know who were their associates
and be able to communicate with them as to thu
selection of trustees, was recently denied When
the court frranced that demand it vru under your
administration that the funds of the pollcyboJdera
were used in the appeal from tha' ruilnsr. which re
sulted in the extraordinary decision that denied
to them access to the li.-ts.
It Is the result of tha: litigation, conducted for
the defeat of th« rights nf the priftrjnnlll— and at
his expense, wht.'h emphasizes th<« necessity for tha
In Its remarkable opinion In that r;is»\ the co;rt
observes wit prophetic vision thar these lists
"might prove a valuable asset In unscrupulous
hards." And so they will if vmi are i*-rmitt«d t»
utilize them as yy < • i ; are now doing.
I am informed tnat within the. Just few days yoim
sent out from yi.ur head ottice to your entlre-i
agency force throughout th* country- telegram**,
urging them to collect proxies. I have before m»j
one of a number of printed letters and circulars.
Issued from your head office. ■Tun ii by the cashier
of your company, with an accompanying form of
proxy, addressed to rollcyholdera. inclosing a biog
raphy of each of the directors and officers whon>
you seek to re-elect. Including yourself. This proxy*
Is to Messrs. John Clan 1 in. Oscar F. S:raua and"
Clarence H. Mackay, of whom biographies are alsa-
Inclosed, printed at the expense of the policyhold
ers. Your circular letter concludes as follows
"Your Interest as a pollcyholder cannot better
be served than by promptly executing tha Inclosed
form and returning It as suggested."
SAYS POSTAGE WOULD COST J3POOO.
If these documents have been sent to every pol«
lcyholder the cost to the company on postal*
alone would be about JSO.uuO. and the cost oi print-J
Ins and stationery as much more. How you 1u»»
t:fy such expenditures (to say nothing of the. manU.
fest impropriety of such Lion at this Juncture) £
fail to understand.
These documents are coming to ua la great nunv*
hers from infuriated policyholders, with t.*« reJ
«ji:est that our committee take sorna action to pre
vent your thus wasting the money of the pol!ey-i
holders in the attempt ti> return yourselves tap
I have also had placed In my hands circular let-,
ters. signed by your vice-president. 3lr Buckner
and sent broadcast to your agents >on« mocthi
ago. before the pending bills were. Introduced, and-:
at a time when It was expected that your election 1
for trustees would b« held on April 11. At enor
mous expense to the company the. a~r>acv fore*,
was circularized and toducemsnta v«r« held out
to them to gather ptoiisa ta favor of the rresans
management. In these circulars schemes and com*'
blnatlons aro suggested and the agents are tol<*
how many proxies are expected from each of then*
by tha management. *
I am told that, as a result of this misuse c' tN»
time, of the high-priced officials of the co~*dtjiv"
and of theagenoy force, you have within the last
three months succeeded in collecting, through tou
agents and otherwise, from pclicyholders who ar»
familiar with existing conditions about a h-i-dri*!
thou.sund proxies, of which approximately seventh
thousand come from your horn« ofnee aged's
about fifteen thousand from the Chicago bran.-'he*
and about fifteen thousand from your forei^
agencies through your Paris office. *
l>>n publication of the Armstrong r-port ynti
Issued tntaaetiou to step this campaign. Vv,
supposed that was the end of It. and that you
would await the result of the recommendations of
You faar« now resumed the campaign apparently
In th« hop* of "stealing: a march* on th« poHcv
holders while they are In this defenceless situation.
owing to the short time Intervening between row
and April 11. and to your refusal to allow then' to
Inspect the llsr of pcHcyhoMor* 9ma to
It is g-nerally understood that you ari fl v<vji»
associates are bending all your efforts ami mrtuenci
to the defeat of the bills that are Steed j • w,,*
luting the present board out of office The at'ituda
of jrour representatives at the hearing ' *
legislative committee and the resumption •
cßmpalgn to collect proxies confirm 'hat b. •
We n.-.-.irdlngly protest against the use of th#
policy holders' money for such manifestly imrrooer
The poUcyholderf ar* • ••:: h plna and -\- t
that th^- legislature will act In time to de». <
Latest nova <<n vmr ;>« rr. by postponing »h.- elec
tion until they can secure access to the
But. In order that there shall i-.» r .,> room for
misunderstanding on the snbjen ■-•r.-br
notified that you and every officer and dire
your company who ts responsible for or who con
curred in the Inauguration or prosecution of this
campaign will be held personally responsible for
t .- noiM] expended in this transparent and defla-it
attempt t-> oat the powerful organization of tha
company tot \.>ur HM their own purposes and for
the defeat of th« rlrhts of the policy holders
There "ill probably be a meeting of the Fow.
l«r committee, to-da.y. when a letter f rom "Judce"*
Hamilton will be coosMrrcd. A special com«
mlttee of tea Armstrong commtttoa win confer
with Charlaa E. Hughes and consider the mat
ters presented at the public hftaitii£i at Albany.
This nifetlng w!!! be held at Mr. Hughess bjOOs]
The Joint committee on Insurance of the Na
tional JLsaoclaUoa or Public Acoount&ats aae\