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VolV o1 LXVI-- V 21.725.
BIfIIMOXD POLICE FEW
TFEFOT? IS THE BOROUGH.
jumping Ground for Inefficient
Patrolmen, Says Club Member.
It* police service on Staten Island was warm
ly criticised last night at a meeting* of the
ggttii Island Club. Speeches were made by
jnujv of the member*, and every speaker con
temned the present police conditions on the
jj&nS- President Tlmolet was authorised to
appoint a committee, to Include either three or
jlv,., to investigate the general situation of the
•olic* department on Staten Inland, and to make
£acb recommendations to Commissioner Bins
jam as '* deemed advisable to remedy the exist
ing conditions. '-I * -}J.
tnjether it was murder, suicide or accident, the
4eath of Charles I* Spier has aroused the in-
Kibltaots of New Brighton and the other towns
ef gtaten Island to a realization of the unpro
ved state cf their borough to an extent that
no smaller tragedy could have done.
In plain figures, this Is the way Staten Island
ta -protected": For a territory equalling: In
v t% about twice that of Manhattan there are
allotted about 110 patrolmen. These men have
to cover 315 miles of streets, roads, etc. Because
c f tho three platoon system only one-third of
th* number of men on duty at one time; thus
each man has to cover a "beat" averaging some
,r},p rf between eight and nine miles.
The Island is divided Into two precincts, known
efflrltlly as the 80th and the Slst. The former
*AP WIOWnSG SCARCITY OF RICHMOND
BOROUGH'S POLICB STATIONS.
W Mb-dhided into the KOth first sub-precinct
»nd the second sub-preclnct. The stations are
Iftuatfd thus: The Rlst at West New Brighton,
the BBth at Stapleton. where is also Inspector
Donald Orant'a headquarters: the 80th flrst sub-
Sjeclnct at Touenville, and the 80th second sub
ireoir.rt at Kew Dorp.
Captain Hogan is In command of the 81st
fcreci let. Under him are fif»v-rix men, includ
fcg doormen, sergeants. rounl3men and pa»rol
men. This precinct is divided into thirteen
posif. one of them a mounted post At the pw*
•m time. • however. Captain Hogan has only
fony-scvn patrolmen to cover these posts, and
la consequence some of ihe posts, Rre "doubled
«p"— that is. the patrolmen from the adjoining
t " ' hag to watch over an extra amount of ter
ritory. In Captain Hogan's precinct the Spier
home in Fituated, as well as those of most of the
wealthier inhabitants of Staten Island. Tn*
jireriTT-t extends from Port Richmand clean
•round the North Shore to Tompkinsville. and
lnclud«:-,s the most densely populated portions of
th» island. There are 139 miles of streets and
roa<!s to be' patrolled by the inadequate force
under Captain Hogan's command.
FEW TO PATROL. FORTY-FIVE MILES.
The ..<»th Precinct, with headquarters at
EtspJcton, is under the command of Captain
Crow-ley. To patrol the forty-five miles of
streets included in the town of Stapleton and
the contiguous territory, including South Beach,
there are forty-three patrolmen. This number,
Insufficient at any time, will be more so when
the summer season at the beaches opens in a
f67r v.ceks. In connection with this the "ber.e
tu ' of consolidation to Staten Island are cu
riously illustrated by contrast with the way
things vrcre managed before consolidation. Then
thirty special policemen, at $60 a month, were
engaged each summer for three months to aid
in pi i tine the beaches; now there is no in
crease In the force during the busiest season
ef the year.
The S<nh Second Sub-Precinct is in charge
of a sergeant, who has twelve mounted men
Inter him. The district covered includes sixty
six miles of streets, roads, etc., In the interior
•I the island. Of course, only four men are
en duty at a time, so that each man is expected
to protect over sixteen miles on Hi average. A
Ur.l« while ago Mounted Patrolman- Falken
burp. of this precinct, was charged with failing
'■*> report a fire. "Why. the fire was eight miles
t»"2>\" paid •: he policeman. "I have thirty
B:i!f-8 on my beat to cover."
The "th First Sub-Precinct includes Totten
*'!le and nearby districts. It Is under the com
f-f-nd of Captain N. N. Shire, recently reln-
Bated. Sixty-five miles of streets, etc.. have
•0 be cared for by twelve patrolmen— at a
li:ie— on foot.
Th» figures of the number of patrolmen given
*o« the f U ji number that are on duty under
tb» !*■« of circumstances. But there are times
• •' men are sick, away on leave, or absent for
SJrtoaa reasons: then the posts have to be
"doublrd up"' and the "beats" are extended from
**tt or more miles to half again that number.
BURGLARIES ALMOST EVERY WEEK-
To say that this district, which Includes the
fconieg of many wealthy residents, is In a state
''terror Is scarcely an exaggeration. Captain
Eogan avers that only two burglaries have
place since last December in his pre
«W. yet very little Inquiry in the neigh
k^oofj '•' the "Hill" bring* the information
x *' "carcely a week goes by that one or two
*"•«•<* are net entered by burglars or attempts
*- «Her are made.
"H is not only that we are insufficiently pro
t«*ted f ft f\ tr as tne number of policemen is
****«*•<!." said a well known member of a
*'-*t«n Island club, "but we are insufficiently
l>-"otected by the men tliat we have. Staten Ihl
*^ ha« long been the dumping ground for the
***He.r.ts of the New York police force. If a
*■* '■ charged with an offence in Manhattan,
(«*llaMd on eec«nd par*.
'. POLAND SPRING. SUMMER SEASON.
•S*. , Poland Spring House open* May 30t]i. •«.
_£« Mansion House open throughout the year. A
iP**! representative will remain at the Kesort
gw«*u. j M KI«K.r N. E. Cor. B way & 25th 6r.
£?'> Hr: •„ 2Sth> to make engagements and answer
"" l< WiJSrifc«. Tel. 4746 Mad.— Advt.
T*oT *0 TELEPHONE SYSTEMS IN NEW YORK
*£* aassa for busings mm, two books to con -
Jf> i> 9 bells to answer, two oUiM to psy.-Advfc
T, T»v.<l«t-, fntr aniT r»rmr r .
To-morroTf. fair nncl warmer.
777 r WHIM 1 IS COLLISION
Mrs. Goelet on Board— ltalian War
ship and Yacht Damaged.
Venice. May 9.— The yacht Nahma, with Mr*.
Robert Goelet on board, in entering the harbor
hare to-day was In collision with an Italian
warship. Both vessels were damaged.
airs. .Goelet's Xahtnai was one of the last of the
largo twin-screw steam yachts designed by the late
George L. Watson-two others being James Gor
don Bennett's Lyslstrata. and Anthony J. Drexel's
Margarita. The latter, built in 1900. la almost a
sister ship of the Nahma. The yacht has done
most of her cruising In the Mediterranean, and In
British and German waters. At the time of the
races at Kiel last summer Emperor William and
his suite were Mrs. Goelet's guests at dinner on
board, the others present on that occasion being
Ambassador and Mrs. Tower. Mrs. Vanderbllt, Miss
Gladys 'Vanderbllt. R. W. Goelet and A. Rlggs.
The Nahma has a gross tonnage of 1,739.83: net,
w.7». Sho Is 319 feet over all. 275 feet waterllne,
M feet 7 Inches beam and 17 feet 7 inches draft.
STRIKE ALL OVER ITALY.
Fighting at Bologna — Workmen
Demand Shorter Hours.
Rome. May 0— In consequence of troubles at
Turin over a demand by the weavers for shorter
hours, a general strike all over Italy haa been
ordered, to begin at noon to-morrow. The strike
already has begun at Bologna, where several
serious casualties resulted from a conflict be
tween troops and strikers.
SCARE IN CUBAN HOUSE.
Tko Revolver Shots Fired in Hall
Cause Great Alarm.
Havana. May 9.— Two revolver shots were
fired in the House of Representatives, In session
this afternoon, in the part of the hall occupied
by spectators. Several of the members drew
weapons, fearing that It was a premeditated at
tempt to cause a riot. The man who fired the
shot was quickly overpowered and arrested. His
name is Gelasia Garcia, and he is a veteran of
the revolution. He appears to be insane.
THE EDUCATION BILL.
House to Divide To-day — Labor
Party to Support Measure.
London. May 9— James Bryce. Chief Secre
tary for Ireland, in the debate on the Education
bill in the House of Commons to-day, said the
bill gave no preference to any particular creed;
It was simply a prohibition to teach a creed.
Joseph Chamberlain, Liberal Unionist, said
that the measure would in no way solve the
religious difficulty. Referring to the remarks
of David Lloyd-George in the debate yesterday
regarding clericalism iah democracy's enemy,
Mr. Chamberlain said the great Frenchman
(meaning Leon Gambetta) who first used the ex
pression had a different situation to deal with,
a clericalism threatening the law. Clericalism,
he said, was not the enemy of this country and
he hoped it never would be.
John Dillon. Nationalist, said that if Catho
lic* had to choose between what was called a
purely secular system and what was described
as simple Bible teaching they would unhesitat
ingly select the former. After several other
speeches the debate was adjourned.
According to present arrangements the divis
ion on second reading of the Education bill will
be taken to-morrow, the Nationalists voting
against it and the Laborites supporting it. The
Vlster T'nioniats this evening decided not to
take part in the division.
BANK CLERK A THIEF.
Trusted Employe of Philadelphia
Firm Steals Some $100,000.
Philadelphia, May 9. — Charged with embezzling
more than $100,000 from his employers, Edwin
F. Greenfield, head clerk of the banking and
brokerage firm of Harrison Snyder & Son, of this
t ity, was arrested here to-day and held in de
fault of $10,000 bail for a further hearing to
Greenfield has made a full confession, and is
doing everything possible to straighten the
tangled books. Following the public announce
ment of the embezzlement, creditors filed a pe
tition in bankruptcy apjiinst George E. Snyder.
trading as Harrison Snyder & Son. In the United
States Court, and later Judge McPherson ap
pointed Charles X. Vollum as receiver.
Greenfield Is about thirty years of age. and has
a wife and two children. He has risen from
office boy to head clerk, and trusted representa
tive of the house. About two months ago Mr.
Snyder went to California, and gave Greenfield
a power of attorney to carry on his business.
He returned about a month ago. anil his first
Intimation that something was wrong was when
he missed some valuable securities from his
safe. Last Monday Greenfield broke down and
admitted that he had taken money at various
times during the last si\- years, and that he
had lost most of it speculating In bucket shops.
Mr. Snyder and the accountants believe the
amount of money embezzled may reach f175.000.
FEROCIOUS BULL KILLS STALLION.
Bed Blanket Causes Attack — Defends
Himself with Hoofs.
I By Teldrmph to The Tribune. 1
Paterson, N. J.. May 9. A terrific fight be
tween a stallion and a bull occurred on the
farm of Paul Hoffner. at Haledon, this after
noon. The stallion, an animal valued at $1,400,
with a record of 2:20, waa killed. He was owned
by William Petrie, of No. 7<>4 Broadway, this
Mr. Petrie's coachman was bringing the
horse to this city to its stable. To protect
it from the raw air he threw a red blanket over
It. The bull became infuriated when he saw
th<3 blanket and, leaping over the fence, made
for the stallion. The stallion turned and met
the atta<k with his steel shod hoofs, cutting a
deep gash in the bull's shoulder.
The blow stopped the bull for ;i moment, but
It returned to the combat and both animals
fought all over the barnyard. In trying to
rescue the horse a hired man broke his arm.
The bull was shot.
The New York Telephone Company seems to be
worried because the Atlantic Telephone Company
proposes to furnish. New York with the Automatic
Telephone, the cuissless. wattless, out-of-orderless.
«irl-!e=s Telephone. Nov. "fork should have the
»Hii century automatic telephone, to be installed
by th« Atlantic Telephone Co.— Advt.
To thus" who may be obliged to go to San Fran
cisco the famous "Lake Shore Limited," leaving
v. w York by the New York Central at 5:30 p. m
•very day. affords the Quickest time from New
Yortf— » nours and 1* minutes, or four day*, Uiie«
feaur* ami «i£fats*B inlnatM.-A.dvt.
NEW-YORK. THURSDAY. MAT 10. 1 <><;<;. -For KTEEN PAGES '-^ZZZXZ^,..^
"WOT MINERS' VICTORY."
OPERATORS TO MITCHELL.
Had No Intention of Decreasing
Wages or Increasing Hours.
The anthracite operators decided yesterday
that one of the assertions made by President
Mitchell of the United Mine Workers in his
speech at the convention of the anthracite min
ers In Scranton on Tuesday warranted a reply.
This was a passage in which Mitchell sought to
show that, after all. the mine workers had
gained a victory.
The operators say that there is nothing to
show that the miners gained anything from
Mitchell's agitation, and that their five weeks*
of idleness w»re useless. On behalf of the op
erators' committee of seven a statement on
this matter was made last evening. It begins
by quoting tho passape in Mitchell's speech re
ferred to, in which he says:
Last summer I made a tour through this re
gion. I urged the mine workers to come back
into the organization. At that time there were
only. 34.0110 members. At the close of that tour
there were NO.OOO members in the organization.
Had lhat tour not been made there would have
been a reduction in wages, according to reliable
information that I have in my possession. My
information is Ihat tho railroads were ready to
increase the working day from nine to ten
hours, to require the engineers to work seven
days in the '.voek and to require firemen to work
twelve hours instead of eight. If this is true,
then we have won a victory.
The statement of the operators then goes on:
It is important that there should be no mis
understanding on this point. The fact is that
none of the operators had the slightest inten
tion of reducing wages or of increasing the
length of thf working day. On the contrary, if
the men had been left at work, ami if th« agita
lion of which Mr. Mitchell so proudly boasts
had not taken place, the men would not have
been idle for six weeks, much lawlessness would
nol have occurred and the public would not
have been disturbed by this wholly unnecessary
It Is doubly unfortunate, also, that the con
vention should have condemned the state, con
stabulary, for a cursory examination of facts
will show that this organization performed its
duties most carefully and moderately. Xot a
shot was fired or a stroke wielded except to pro
tect life or property which had been wantonly
attacked. This brave corps of men — organized
upon the specific recommendation of President
Roosevelt's Conl Commission — should receive the
thanks of every law-abiding citizen for its con
duct during these weeks of trial and difficulty.
It was further stated on behalf of the oper
ators that there was no need for the dealers to
wait for coal to be mined in May to get the May
reduction of 40 cents a ton on domestic anthra
cite. The Reading Company, whose surplus
had hardly been touched since the suspension
of work, was selling from its surplus at the
usual May prices. It was also asserted that any
dealer could get coal at these rates without
waiting for circulars from the companies.
The Manhattan dealers appeared to be still
waiting for ofllcial notification from the com
panies yesterday. They said they expected to
be informed at once and by the end of the week
would fix the May retail price, which would be
$6 10 a ton, the price charged In Brooklyn.
Meanwhile they are trying to get rid of their
coal at $6 25 a ton.
A great drop has taken place in the price of
soft coal, owing to the anthracite settlement,
and the soft coal market was stagnant yester
day. With the mining of anthracite there will
be enough of the small steam sizes, of which
soft coal is a competitor, independent of the
coal in these sizes which the companies are re
leasing from their surplus.
KNOX FOR GOVERNOR.
Pittsburg Republicans Start Boom
fßy Telegraph to The Tribune. ]
Pittsburg, May 9.— Pittsburg Republicans have
announced that Senator P. C. Knox is their
candidate for Governor. This action was taken
In view of the fact that Justice John Stewart, of
the Supremo Court, has decided that he will not
accept the nomination, as Senator Penrose
wished him to do. Justice Stewart declares that
he Is satisfied to remain where he is.
Although the office would have little attrac
tiveness for Senator Knox, his friends argue that
it would be an easy step from the governorship
to the Presidency, and believe that Senator Knox
would agree to accept the place under that belief.
TO SUMMON LEGISLATURE
Moran After Bay State lawmakers
in Alleged Bribery Case.
Boston, May 9l— District Attorney John B.
Moran today announced his intention of sum
monsing before the grand jury the entire mem
bership of the Massachusetts Legislature in
connection with charges of bribery recently made
over the defeat of the Anti-Bucket Shop bill in
tho House of Representatives. Already sum
monses have been issued for seventy-live mem
bers of the General Court, and the District At
torney says that the others will be called be
fore him later. Three members of the House
have already testified be'ore the grand Jury on
PLAN ROOSEVELT SHAFT.
Southmestemers to Build Hunting
Monument in Theodore.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Lawton, Okla., May !•. -President Roosevelt is
soon to be immortalized as the pioneer coyote
exterminator of the Southwest. This Is to be
accomplished through the erection of a monu
ment on the exact spot where tho President's
tent was pitched during the f>w days of his
hunt in Southwest Oklahoma last spring. The
monument is to cost several thousand dollars,
and is to be paid for by popular subscription.
The report is current to-day that the Rock
Island system has selected the quarter-seition
of land upon which the President camped as
the site of a town to be called Theodore. The
monument is to be erected in th« centre of the
townsite. and will bear inscriptions giving
Urn names of the President's party, the date of
the, hunt. etc. Figures representing the Presi
dent, John A!>ernethy. fleeing coyotes and chas
ing hounds are to be placed on the pedestal
around the monument's base.
THE TRAIN OF THE CENTURY
Is the Twentieth Century Limited, the 18-hour train
between New York and Chicago by the New Yotk
Central Une«. Leave New York 3:10 p. m.. arrive
Chicago at S;3O next momtns— night's ride.— Advt.
DEWHY'S SAUTERNE AND MOSELLE.
While Dinner Wines of Superior Quality.
H. T. I»ewey & Boot Co.. 138 Fulton St., New Y«> r
RATE BILL AUEXDED.
MADE MORE SWEEPING.
Two far-Reaching Changes Made-
Rapid Progress Toward Vote.
[From Tho Tribune Bureau.]
Washington, May 9. — Sweeping as was the
Hepburtt bill as pacsed by the House, the Sen
ate has made It far more so. and the end is not
yet. To-day two far-reaching amendments
were adopted— the first the McLnurin substitute
for the Elklns amendment, whereby carriers en
gaged In interstate commerce are prohibited
frr.m •nga.?lng 'n eorameice In any commodity
which they mine, produce or manufacture, in
competition with tho shippers over their road,
after May 1. IJtnS; the second, the Bailey
amendment, whereby all express and sleeping
car companies are made subject to the Interstate
Commerce act. as amended, so that When the.
Hepburn bill becomes a law the commission
will have authority to investigate their rates
and practices and prescribe others whenever
those existing shall be found to be unreasonable
or unfair. These, taken in connection with the
Lodge amendment adopted on Friday, whereby
all persons or companies engaged in transport-
Ing oil by pipe lines are made common car
riers and subject to the provisions of the. In
terstate. Commerce Law. constitute radical
changes from the existing statute?, and material
progress in the movement toward federal con
trol of public utilities.
An amendment offered by Senator La Follette.
which provided that the commission might in
Us discretion prohibit any carrier from charg
ing or receiving any greater compensation for
transporting passengers or property for &
shorter than a longer distance, was defeated by
a practically unanimous Republican vote, Mr.
Cullom casting the only affirmative vote on
that fcide. \» hile every Democrat except Mr.
Clark, of Montana, supported it. Ample author
ity to do all the La Follette amendment pro
posed is conferred on the Interstate Commerce
Commission by the Hepburn bill as it stands,
and many Republicans votod against the La
Follette proposition because they lacked con
fidence In the Judgment of its author.
After spending the greater part of the day dis
cussing the Elklns amendment and the various
amendments thereto and substitutes therefor, in
which a motion to lay the amendment and
everything pertaining thereto on the table was
declared out of order by a vote of 25 to 48, Mr.
Elklns offered the McLaurin amendment as a
substitute for his own. The substitute was car
ried by a vote of 67 to 6, the only negative votes
being cast by Messrs. Bulkeley, Clark, of
Wyoming; Mlllard. Warren, Pettus and Ankeney.
The McLaurin substitute is as follows:
From and after May 1, 190 S. it shall be un
lawful for any common carrier to transport from
any state, territory or district of the United
States to any other state, territory or district of
the United States or to any foreign country any
article or commodity manufactured, mined or
produced by it. or under its authority, or which
it may own in whole or in part, or in which it
may have any interest, direct or indirect, except
such articles or commodities an may be neces
sary or used in the conduct of its business as a
An interesting question was raised as to the.
result on the Standard Oil Company of fie
adoption of both the Lodge and the McLaurin
amendments. By these provisions a single com
pany cannot own pipe lines and engage in the
transportation of oil and in Interstate commerce
in oil. It is assumed that unless the House ob
jects to one or the other of these amendments
— and that is unlikely— the Standard will be
compelled to resolve itself Into separate com
panies, some of which will own the oil and en
gage In the business of selling it. while others
will own and operate the pipe linos.
Other amendments to the Hepburn bill were
adopted, as follows:
By Mr. Elklns— Requiring carriers to put in
switches for shippers on reasonable terms.
By Mr. Warner— Providing that it shall be
the duty of carriers engaged in interstate com
merce to give equally good service and like ac
commodations to all persons paying the same
compensation for interstate transportation of
One of the amendments voted down was that
offered by Mr. Elkins. requiring one road to
make connection with others and to prorate
with them, and another provision thus disposed
of was the McCumber amendment requiring rail
road companies to supply all the special cars re
quired for the proper conduct of their business.
There was no division on either of these propo
There was considerable sparring over parlia
mentary points, but there was at no time much
confusion, and when the coal question was final
ly settled the progress was so rapid that the
first section was disposed of befora adjourn
When the Senate adjourned there was a gen
eral feeling that the rapid work of the latter
part of the session presages the early, final dis
position of the bill. The Allison compromise
amendment was not considered to-day.
NATIONAL PARK SHAKEN.
Tourists Report Geysers Unusually
Disturbed — Constant Tremors Felt.
IBy Telegraph to Tha Trlbur.e.l
Cody, Wyo., May 9. —The first tourist party of
the season to pass through Yellowstone National
Park has just reached here and it reports un
precedented disturbances within the park since
th* San Francisco earthquake and the. eruption
of Vesuvius. The geysers especially are mak
ing a most wonderful display of internal power.
"Old Faithful " is almost continually in action.
Geysers supposed to have been extinct for hun
dreds of years have broken out afresh, and the
park atid contiguous territory are kept in a con
stant tremor from the effects of the disturb
ance?. New springs are making their appear
EARTHQUAKE IN SEAFORD, DEL.
[By Teleffiaph to Th« Tribune. 1
Wilmington. J>H.. May 9. A dispatch received
from Seaford. I>el.. says that a severu earthquake
shook occurred there to-day. The. ground quivered,
buildings werf shaken an'l windows rattled. The
residents were greatly alarmed an<l rushed from
their homes. The shock last, d several seconds.
but no serious damage was don«^.
WIDESPREAD SHOCK IN NEBRASKA.
[By Telegraph to The Tribun-. i
Cody. Neb., May 9.— At 6:23 to-night an earth
quake shock lasting nearly on« minute was felt in
the Elkhorn Valley, tho earth seeming to move
north and south. No damage is reported from the
different towns which h;iv.< telephone.! In the news.
Towns In all directions for sixty miles have re
ported feeling the shock.
POLAND BPRING HOUSE.
Special representative will be at the Resort Bureau,
3rd Floor N. E. Cor. Bway and 28th St. (May 10th
to 25th) to make engagements and satisfy ail In
quiries concerning the summer season of 1906 at Po
land Spring. The Mansion House (always open)
Greatly enlarged. The Poland Spring House opens
May Stth.-Advt. :
TWO TELEPHONE SYSTEMS IN NEW YORK
would mean tor business men. two books to con
sult, two bells to answer, two bills to pay.— Advt
REA( If CRAPSEY VERDICT.
Ecclesiastical Court Will I), -dare
Rector Guilty, It I» Believed.
fßy Telegraph to The Tribune. )
Rochester. May 9.— The ecclesiastical court
which tried Dr. Algernon S. Crapsey. of St. An
drew's Church. Rochester, for heresy, ended Its
work to-day, when a verdict was reached.
While no ofllcial announcement of the findings
of the court will be given out until they have
been delivered to Bishop Walker at Buffalo. It
Is generally believed that the court has found
Dr. Crapsey guilty.
Only one of the members of the court. It la
said, declined to vote for conviction. The one
who held out waa Dr. Francis S. Dunham, of
Christ Church. Albion. Dr. Dunham will proba
bly dissent from the findings of the court and
file a separate statement.
The court drew up the judgment roll with the
findings last evening, and Bishop Walker will
receive them to-morrow morning. The Bishop
will then inform Chancellor Selden S. Brown of
the decision and serve formal notice on Dr.
Crapsey. When Dr. Crapsey receives the find
ings they will be made public. The vote on each
of the counts of the presentment was 4 to 1 for
conviction. It is said.
At this morning's sesakM of the court Dr. W.
C. Roberts, president of the court, waa very
bitter In his denunciation of Dr. Crapsey. He
declared that the accused minister went into the
matter with his eyes open, and had set the whole
diocese afire with the controversy.
The Rev. J. M. Oilbert, of Phelps. a member
of the court, said this morning.
I went Into this trial hoping and believing that
T»r. Crapsey had been the victim of a mistake
or misapprehension which could bo explained,
and I think I can safely say that was the atti
tude, of mind of every other member of the
court. There has been no desire, either on the
part of the court or the Bishop to persecute Dr.
Crapsey. I personally know that the Bishop
sanctioned the proceedings only with the great
est reluctance, not only because of his desire to
avert anything that menaces the unity of the
Church, but also because of his strong personal
regard for Dr. Crapsey and appreciation of the
grand Christian work that the latter has done in
The defence, when Dr. Crapsey was put on
trial, did not see fit to try to explain away the
charges, but admitted them. The only point
left for us to decide is whether or not the de
fence has succeeded in proving that these dec
larations are in harmony with the creed of the
Mr. Shepard, In summing up for Dr. Crapsey.
affirmed that Dr. Crapsey had had no opportu
nity to make explanations or recant. This- Is
not so. The Bishop and personal friends of Dr.
Crapsey made repeated efforts to get him to
BANKER IN BELLEVUE.
Physicians Say Overwork Probably
Caused His Delusions.
"Henry Carey, banker, sixty-nine years old. a
native of Canada, residing In New York for
twenty years, living at No. 148 West 111 th
street." according to the hospital register, waa
admitted to the psychopathic ward at Bellevue
The patient arrived at the hospital In a closed
carriage, and a young man. apparently a min
ister, took the banker Into the reception room.
Before Dr. Holmes, who is. m charge of the
psychopathic ward, could ask any questiona of
the young man he departed.
A telephone call to the address given was
answered by a man who said he was the banker's
"My father is suffering from general debility."
he said. "I took him to Bellevue because I be
lieved he would get better treatment there fnan
at a private institution."
At the hospital it was said last night that the
banker was unable to give any account of him
self and seemed to be afflicted with delusions.
His condition, it was thought, was the result of
overwork or worry-
LAKE STRIKE ENDS.
Mates' Union Wiped Out — Twenty
Thousand Return to Work.
fßr THegraph to The Tribune. 1
Cleveland. May 9.-The strike of the long
shoremen and allied interests on the Great
Lakes came to an end to-night. Work will be
resumed to-morrow morning on all piers on the
Lakes. Twenty thousand men will receive em
ployment. The action means the wiping out of
the mates* union, which caused the struggle.
The pier managers' refusal to recognise the
mates' organization led the longshoremen, with
whom the mates had become affiliated, to strike
in sympathy and call out all other interests.
The agreement was reached at 6 o'clock to
night, after various conferences during the day
between the vessel interests and the strike lead
ers, including President Keefe of the longshore
men. A few minor details are yet to be adjust
ed, and conferences will be held in a f»w days
to settle them. They are not of a serious nat
ure, and will in no way affect the agreement
The strike which has just been brought to a
close threatened for a time to tie up not only
the lake trade, but also to spread into the iron
and steel industry, causing embarrassment and
forced idleness there.
WORST BRIDGE TIE-UP IN YEARS.
Crash Follows Shutting Off of Power —
Trouble Lasts Over an Hour.
"What the police of the Brooklyn Bridge squad
term the worst tie-up for years occurred during
the rush hours last evening. The trouble was
caused by the shutting off of the electric power
from the trains, as well as all the trolley lines.
This occurred without warning at 4:f»0 p. m.,
and every car came to a standstill. Captain
Brophy detailed officers to the different stair
ways and platforms to keep back the crowds.
which increased so fast that it was feared some
one might be Injured or a panic be started.
The stalled trains on the bridge were run by
gravity as far as they would go on the inclines
at both ends of the bridge-, and many passengers
walked through the lines of cars and were helped
off the platforms to the roadways and prome
nades. The congestion became so bad that the
bridge officials gave orders to close the north
roadway to vehicles and allow pedestrians to
Park Row was soon blocked by human beinga
as the congestion "backed up" the crowd. The
power was turned on again at ">:&"» o'clock, but
the congestion was not relieved much until an
hour later. Information as to the cause of the
tie-up was refused.
TAGGART LOSES INDIANA PLACE.
By T»legr*ph to Th« Tribune. 1
Indianapolis. May 9.— Tom Taggart. chairman of
the National Democratic Committee, who for years
has been treasurer of the state organization, has
lost that place at the demand of the local reorgan-
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ST. PETERSBURG QUIET.
PARLIAMENTS OPES ISO.
The Czar at Peterhof— Peaceful At
titude of Radical*.
St. Pet »rsburg. May ».— The dread that son*
horror might occur to mar the opening of Par
liament was largely dissipated ro-nlght. when
members of the radical revolutionary parties ef
St. Petersburg announced that they had no In
tention of attempting demonstrations to-mor
row, and calling upon their comrades to avoid
all conduct that would tend to bring about a
conflict with the police. A terrorist attempt ts
the only thins; that is now to he feared, hot po
lice measures have been so well taken that such
a crime is believed to be Impossible.
All those who will take part In the ceremony
of the opening of the first representatire as
sembly of Russia have gathered In St. Peters
burg, except Emperor Nicholas and the Imperial
family. They are expected to arrive in the
morning by sea from the palace at Peterhof.
to which they removed from Taarakoe-Sels)
to-day. The Emperor's escort of picked Cos
sacks arrived by a special train. Other trains
brought a battalion of detachments from «A
the Guard regiments, who are to keep watch
over the Emperor's apartments and those of the
members of the court who are to be p meant at
the reception to-morrow.
Announcement of the names of the appotnttvw
members of the Council of the EmpJr* was
made to-day. Count Witt* Is not on the list.
No explanation Is obtainable, but the orntssesat
of the former Premier's name would seem ts
Indicate either an open slight on the part ef th«
Emperor or a determination on Count WMMIs
part to withdraw altogether from public affairs.
Witts win start
Immediately for a foreign country.
According to the expectations of the* GmmbV
tutional Democratic leaders, the test session sf
the Parliament win accomplish nothing oeysssl
the election of officers, which, under Russlsa
procedure, will be a lens; drawn out affair. X.
Muromstseff is the unanimous choice sf tha
party for president, and Prince Peter Da]sjaraas>
off will be one of the vice-presidents* hot it has
not been decided to-night whether the othflw
rice-presidency will be givn to M. Nabookoff a*
to a representative of one of the allied parties.
an oath to "Emperor and Autocrat" has been
settled by the caucus of Constitutional Demo
crats, which accepted after a Ions; discuasfcaa
the historical argument that the tltto does as*
signify "absolute." hut "owing no aUsgianca ta
any other sovereign." and hence to not Incom
patible with the ideas of the party regarding ths
constitutional nature of the monarchy. Ths
caucus also reaffirmed the decision of ths Con
gress not to take hasty action with regard ta
the issuance of the fundamental law.
A small body of recalcitrants, mostly Social
Revolutionary peasants elected from ths In
terior provinces, have decided, as a. mark of dis
respect to the Emperor, not to attend the vs>
ception at the Winter Palace, hut to Join their
colleagues first at the Taurlde Palace. Other
members of the assembly decline to wear even-
Ing dress, which Is the correct apparel for the*
ceremony, but will appear in ths high boats
and colored smocks of the peasant costume.
That the peasant members will not be allowed
to play fast and loose with the wishes of their
constituents is indicated by the arrival here of
eighty peasants sent by rural societies to watch
the activity of their representatives and espe
cially their attitude on the agrarian question.
The law providing for the reorganization of
the Council of the Empire was published to-day.
It contains a provision for the appointment of
special commissions having exclusive jurisdic
tion over certain subjects. As foreshadowed in
the manifesto of March 9. all accusations of
malfeasance against all persons belonging to ths
three highest ranks are consigned to a commis
sion composed solely of appointed members.
Accusations, however, must first be submitted to
the Etnperor. who. If he approves an Investiga
tion, refers it to the commission. In case tha
latter determines that there Is ground for pros
ecution, a trial will occur before ths ruling Sen
ate. Provisions are also made for special oam
misslons to decide on private railroad conoss
slons and matters relating to the expropriation
of state and crown lands.
AJIXIETT TS GREAT BRITAIN.
Fear That Baron liwoliky Hay Undo Work
of Count Lamadort. <
London. May The retirement of CwaMs
Lamsdorff and the appointment of Baron IswsW
sky as Russian Foreign Minister meets ttttle
favor in official circles here. Tha direc
tors of British foreign policy ass to €» chaasja
the possibility of retracing ths Ions; slaps mads
toward a better understanding lists sag Orsafl
Britain and Russia. Baron Iswolsky foraerly
had not concealed his antagonism to Er.r!ar.'J.
though he has recently given signs of a medera-
Son of antipathy.
House of Commons Favors 'Action
at The Hague Conference.
London, May 9.— Henry Vivian. Labortte,
moved a resolution In the House of Commons
this evening, calling on the government to take
drastic steps to reduce the expenditure for arma
ments and to press for ths Inclusion of the ques
tion of armament reduction by international
agreement at The Hague conference.
Carlyon WUfroy Bellairs. Liberal. In moving
an amendment, said it was inadvisable to open a
discussion concerning armament which foreign
powers deemed necessary for the defence of
their territories. He said the only hops of
stopping the present mad race was an Anglo-
American alliance. These two powers. Mr. Bel
lairs said, could guarantee each other against
attack by any two powers, and both could redws
A. J. Bulfour. the former Premier, said peace
in Europe and the success of British dip .
depended on necessary military ai-'i
Bir Edward Urey, Secretary for Foreign Af
fairs, said he believed a declaration such as was
contained In Mr. Vivian's motion was worth
having for the effect it might have on other
nations. There was a growing disposition In
other countries, the Foreign Secretary said, for
some reduction. He thought the question should
be discussed at The Hague, but it would depend
upon the responses of other nation*. The gov
ernment welcomed the motion. He hoped other
nations would regard It as an invitation from
TWO TELEPHONE SYSTEMS IN NEW YORK
would mean for business men. two books to con
sult, two bells to answer, two bills to pay.—
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