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R! S<IA'S XEW ERA.
PABLIAMEN7 A REALITY.
Open* Without Hitch— Emperor**
Speech Received Indifferently.
cj. petersburar. Slay Without . a sla sis
UK* and with only a minor Incident to mar
* jsemorable day. the Russia a parliament waa
—gjed to-day. The weather was superb and
:e m.inajr f>raeTlt of the impressive ceremony
,t the "Winter Palace, where Emperor Nicholas,
-jrrounded by courtiers and all the pomp and
r&noply of power, delivered the speech from the,
Jfcrcjje to the members of the two houses, was
perfect Such a spectacle perhaps never before
has been witnessed.
The message in reality was less a throne
ajeccb than a greeting and required only three
senates tor its delivery. Emperor Nicholas
r*ai slowly. The admirable and even cordial
tone cf the sovereign in renewing his pledges
-d asking the co-operation of parliament for
the irgener al ' on of the country was only nega
tively satisfactory. -' „, y ,
Cottiers and spectators other than members
of the national parliament led the cheering,
but the members were ominously silent, ex
-rejislr.g neither approval nor disapproval.
WT»t rankled most was the failure of the Em
pad- to mention amnesty, and later, when the
members assembled In the Tauride Palace, away
from the spell of the throne room, many of
lies were with difficulty restrained from pre
cijltatinj. matters by offering resolutions on the
The Constitutional Democratic leaders, how
erer. who dominated everything, were anxious
get to weaken the reply which the lower house
iriJJ prepare to the speech from the throne, in
irticb issues with the crown will be joined, and
succeeded in staving off premature action. The
Eaperor's speech hi full was as follows:
The Supreme Providence which gave roe the
cue. of our fatherland moved me to call to my
j-sistanoe in legislative work elected repre
sentatives of the people. In the expectation of
a brilliant future for Russia, I greet in your
persons the bast men from the empire, whom
I ordered my beloved subjects to choose from
A difficult work lies before you. I trust that
love for your fatherland and your earnest de
iS» to serve it will inspire and unite you. I
iiail keep inviolate the Institutions which I
have granted, with the firm assurance that you
will devote all your strength to the service of
your country and especially to the needs of the
peasantry, which are so close to my heart, and
to the education of the people and their econom
ical welfare, remembering: that to the dignity
sad prosperity of the state not only freedom
tat order founded upon justice is necessary.
I desire from my heart to see- my people
sappy and hand down to ray son an empire se
cure, well organized and enlightened. May God
Bess the work that lies before me in unity with
the Council of the Empire and the Imperial
Douma. May this day be the day of the moral
revival of Russia and the day for the renewal
ef its highest forces. Approach with solemnity
the labors for which I call you, and be worthy
•f the responsibilities put upon you by the Em
peror and people. .
May God assist up.
The scene around the Tauride Palace was in
striking contrast to that at the "Winter Palace.
Each, Indeed, was typical and told an eloquent
story. At the Tauride Palace tens of thousands
ef people were acclaiming their representatives;
at th« Winter Palace legions of military and
courtiers by tho hundreds cheered for '. the Em
peror. Nevertheless, the proceedings of the
lower house were not spectacular; in fact, they
•BBS almost tame by comparison with those at
the "Winter Palace.
Th* only genuine flashes of fire which showed
the real temper of the members of the house
•■I when Professor Mouromtseff, ho had been
t-Jected President of the lower house, invited
gOTersTner.t officials and clerks to leave the hall,
end when Ivan Petrunkevitch, in a few- eloquent
words from the rostrum, told the auditors that
the first thought of the parliament should be for
those who had. suffered In th» cause of liberty,
«ho now filled the prisons and whose arras were
ttretched out In hope and confidence to the
Peoples representatives. More enthusiastic
cheering than that which greeted this appeal
ever was heard In a political convention In the
■Htnttoa and amnesty were the keynotes
cf President MouromtsefTs speech.
P- the irony of fate Ivan Petrunkevitch.
*hosf- first mention of the word constitution.
twelve years ago. was dismissed by Emperor
XteholM 11. as "a foolish dream," to-day stood in
the front rank of the members of th- representa
tive chamber while Emperor Nicholas put his
final spal upon the Russian parliament and
togfM the representatives of the people to co
«Wra-.? with him in working for the welfare of
The lower house of the parliament adjourned
nntn to-morrow- in order not to interfere
*Ith th« ope!iiris exercises of the Council of the
Empire and also to permit the committee of the
CDnstUntlonal Democrats to consider the reply
to th* ppeech from the throne.
Di*patchf-s received here from ail parts of Rus
*i* indicate that the opening of th«» parliament
*"** ' elebratfd every where.
After Hi* adjournment of the parliament there
*a« a great spontaneous celebration in front of
«* room* of the Constitutional Club, to which
leaders had retired for consultation. Crowds
«f thousands of people packed the adjoining
«treets arid shouted and cheered until MM. Pe
trantovitch. nod:toheflT. Mouromtseff and others
appeared ou the lialrony and spoke. Their words
*er* received v.ith frantic applause.
At tb» conference of Constitutional Democratic
fetters this evening it was decided that Profes
*t Mourorntseff, when he is received in audience
*T Kn:s>~ror Nicholas to-morrow, to receive the
fcaperisl f ...iinnat'on of his election to the
f»Wdency of iUc lower house, broach the sub
ltn of immediate amnesty to political offenders.
WebraUons in honor of the opening of the
parliament were held to-day In every
*T <»f the empire. The only disturbances were
** S:bir*k and several cities of Poland, where
*"**• were collisions between the police and bojv
factions and revolutionary (student*.
S'J far as known the only disorder reported
°*urred near the Winter Palace between an
**fc«r «nd a party of roughs who declined to
**** way or him. Finally one of the roughs
•Jruck rhe officer in the face, whereupon he
**»" his sword and cut down his assailant. The
«!sctr v.as arrested. The man was not mortally
M THyTwINTEvT PALACE.
fefw of Great Brilliancy — Em-
Peror Bears Himself Proudly.
■t. Petersburg. May 10— Baron Fredericks,
* a| tt«- of the Imperial Bouse and aide-de
**>P of the Emperor, made the formal an
"■*eetner,t to the Emperor that the Council of
« •MjtuMMtl «i third *•**■
*OUND SPRING MOUSE OPENS MAY 30TH.
t}l hfin > Rii'tor <&- Son* hex to announce that their
•Sl-:S 1 -:* 1 i*pr*ErTU»tiv« will op at th* P.mrl Bureau,
SU^or N. k. cor. jrway and 38th St. <M»y 10th
*~'r:i t0 arrange for btx-»rir.*;s •"■'' Br.uwer all in
»m 2 «*cernlrg both the Poland Spring Ilous«
•*" aaiw— H.^ase » t Poland Swing.— Advt.
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SCENE AT I'HK FINISH OF THE METKOPOLITAX HANDICAP AT BELMONT PARK YESTERDAY.
Grapple taking the lead from Dandelion and Oxford, with Israfel and Roseben two lengths back.
(Photograph toy Penfl«l<L>
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KILLING FROST GENERAL.
Great Damage to Crops East of
Detroit, May 10.— heavy Croat, 'which was killing
in many districts, was general all over Michigan
last night. It caused much destruction among fruit
trees and shrubs which were In blossom. Especially
heavy damage Is said to have been caused to straw
berries and peaches. Professor P. A- Fletcher, of
the horticultural department of the Michigan Agri
cultural College, at Lansing, said to-day that ad
vices to htm from an urea in the fruit belt extend
ing from Benton Harbor to a point about sixty
miles north of Grand Rapids - Indicate . that the
peach, cherry and plum crop Is nearly wiped out by
the frosts of the last few nights.
Baltimore. May 10.— Advices show that frost oc
curred in all parts of Maryland except the extreme
south, •with ion In many places. Fruit and growing
crups arc not much injured.- ...
Altoona, Perm.. May 10. — There was a heavy frost
h*re last night, and It is feared that the fruit crop
has been ruined. There was a light fall of snow
Wilmington, Del, May 1.0.— Reports from vari
ous parts of the state show that a heavy frost was
general last night. In Sussex County the fear is
expressed that the early crop of strawberries has
been seriously damaged. Peach growers generally
state that trees are In heavy foliage, which pro
tects them from the worst effects of the frost.
Zanesville. Ohio. M&y 10.— Reports from the
country to-day indicate that the damage from last
night's frost in this region will be enormous. The
garden and fruit crops are totally destroyed. Wheat
fields were blackened and hundreds of acres of the
growing wheat arc believed to be ruined, especially
the more advanced fields. There was promise of
great crops of all kinds of fruit and -vegetables un
til to-day. Thermometers registered about 25.
Decatur, Ala., May 10. — There was another heavy
frost last night in the Tennessee River Valley, and
this, with the frost of Tuesday night, has probably
killed all the cotton in that part of the state. In
some places, it is said, the entire crop will have to
bo replanted. ■ -
Utlca, X. V.. May 10.— A considerable fall .of
snow Is reported to-day at Big Moose and other
points in the Adirondacks.
Columbia. S. C, May Advices from Spartan
burg and Saluda counties. In upper South Carolina,
show that heavy frosts fell last night in the north
ern part of th«* state. Considerable damage has
been done to young cotton, and replanting- will be
necessary- Farmers are sending orders for seed
Birmingham. Ala., May 10.— A special from Deca
tur. Ala., says another heavy frost fell last night
in the Tpnnessee River Valley, and that this frost
and the one of Tuesday night have killed all the
cotton that was up In that part of the state. In
some places the entire crop will have to be re
THEBJtOMETER 42 DEGREES IN CITY.
Caused by Cold Area from Northwest— Slight
Snow Flurry Reported.
Overcoats were seen aplenty yesterday and
biting gusts blew about the city from dawn
until dusk. The mercury- crept down to 4U de
grees above zero, and for a while it looked as
if the old winter was planning a return trip
to this city before summer had actually taken
While the air was chilly it was by no means
an unusual occurrence for the early part of
On May 10. ]$*•<» and 1902, the thermometer
was 4 degrees lower than yesterday's tempera
ture. Local Forecaster Emery said the cold is
caused by a cold area which for several days
has been moving from the northwest In a south
easterly direction. The forecaster says the chilly
period has reached its limit, and to-day the
mercury will begin to rise. While it was report
ed yesterday that a slight snow flurry occurred
in the early morning, there was no official snow
fall recorded in the office of the local Weather
Bureau. The forecast for to-day is fair and
FAINTS BEHIND RUN A WA V
Woman Han Rough Ride Before
Patrolman Stop* Horse.
Harnessed to a light runabout, in which Mrs.
John Godfrey, of Claaon Point. s;it unconscious,
the trotter Angle ran away from West Chester
village to Unionport yesterday afternoon, and
was halted at the latter place only after a police
man had been dragged a bloc* along Westches
ter avenue. Mrs. Godfrey, who had fainted from
terror during the ride, was revived and became
The trotter is the properly of Joseph Cowan,
proprietor of a summer resort at Olason Point,
and Mrs. Godfrey is the wife of Mr. i'ouan'l
manager. Mr. Cowan, accompanied by Mrs.
Godfrey, drove from the- Point to West Chester
village yesterday afternoon, Mr. Cowan leaving
the runabout and Mrs. Godfrey to make some
purchases. Some boys were playing ball near by
and presently the ball struck the horse on the
flank. Terrifud. the animal dashed down Main
street, with Mrs Godfrey tugging at the reins.
Reaching Westchester avenue, the trotter swung
around and headed southward. The road
was rough and the runabout nearly cupMzed
several times. Mrs. Godfrey, badly frightened,
soon lost consciousness. At Avenue C. Unionport,
Policeman Burke caught sight of the runaway
and went into the road to meet it. As the horse
passed by he caught the bridle and was jerked
off his feet. For a block the trotter fought to
free itself; then the policeman regained his foot-
Ing and brought the animal to a halt.
Mrs. Godfrey was revived by the policeman,
and the owner of the trotter arrived 50011 after
by trolley. The trotter wa*,d riven back to W< «t
Chester by Its ojrner.
TWO TELEPHONE SYSTEMS IN NE.W YORK
would mean tor business me.;, Mr* books to.con
sult. two belU to answer, two bills to pay.-Advt
NEW-YORK. FRIDAY. ■ MAY 11. ■ HKW.-FOURTEEX lUdES.-^^^^^..-.. '
CITY HOSPITALS FULL
COTS PUT IN HALLWAYS.
Many Cases of Contagious Diseases
—Share from Ellis Island.
I>r. Thomas Darlington, president of the Board
of Health, acknowledged last night that the city
hospitals for contagious and infectious diseases
are almost "swamped," as he expressed it, at
the present time. He had been asked about
statements published In the weekly report of
the Apartment of Health, which showed that
in the week ended May 8 there were 73 cases
of contagious and infectious diseases taken from
Ellis Island by the Department of Health, and
a total of 2.489 such cases in the city. Dr.
Darlington said that the reason such a large
number of cases of contagious and Infectious
diseases had been taken from Ellis Island in re
cent weeks was that a phenomenal number of
Immigrants had arrived.
"Our hospitals for such cases are fairly
swamped with these cases." the Commissioner
said. "We have even had to put cots in the
hallways for them. It is one of the worst con
ditions that has confronted us in a long time.'
The number of cases shown for the week
ended May S is considerably less than for the
previous week, when there were 2,69(5, and still
Jess than for the week before, when there were
2.700. The records published go as far back as
the week ended February 10, and in that time
Bhow thfre were 493 cases taken from Ellis
Island. Of these 387 were cases of measles, 41
of scarlet fever, lti of varicella, 6 of diphtheria
and 4 of smallpox. The number from Ellis Isl
and has steadily increased from the week «ad«l
February 1<», when there were only 6. = **" 4p * •■■™'
Dr. Darlington explained that the Department
of Health ha? a contract with the United States
government, renewed during. }>— administration
and in operation several yea.... prior thereto,
whereby the department takes tare of all cases
of contagious disease at Ellis Island among
steerage passengers. The general contract nets.
he said, about JC.OOO a month to the city, making
an income of about $60,000 a year for this work.
There are cases in the Kingston Avenue Hos
pital. Brooklyn, and the Willard Parker Hospital
in this borough, where the wards are crowded
and cots are used in the hallways. Dr. Darling
ton did not give any optimistic outlook for the
future, and said that, by the rate the Immigrants
were arriving, he feared the number of cases
would become more rather than less.
The report published showed that th«r* are six
cases of smallpox in the city this week— none
from Ellis Island. From what neighborhood they
were taken was not shown.
KILLED BY MAD BROTHER.
Banker's Slayer Retreats to Barri
caded Shed Under Fire.
Monte-Mma. Ind., May 10.-W. H. Sylvester,
preside! of the First National Bank of Monte
zuma, was shot and killed to-day in his home
by his brother. Stephen, who is believed to be
Stephen Sylvester was Injured several years
ago by a fall, and his mind has been affected
since. Stephen had demanded money from his
brother, and a quarrel and a list fight followed.
•A neighbor named Pittman was called In by
Mrs. Sylvester, and he separated the men. Ste
phen agreeing to return to his home. Pittman
released him. and Stephen drew a revolver and
fired a bullot into his brother's stomach, killing
him almost instantly.
Stephen r;<n fmm the house to his own home
and took refuge in a shed recently built by
him. with an iron roof and wooden walls eight
hriies thick. He was pursued and flred at by
neighbors of the dead banker, but did not re
turn the shots. In the shed he had placed sev
eral revolvers, rifles and ammunition.
Sheriff Carter and Marshal Boyd approached
the shed where Sylvester was concealed and
called on him to surrender. After a moment's
hesitation he said he would surrender on assur
ance of safety. This assurance was given, and
he surrendered. He was taken to the -fail at
THINKS CITY IS VICTIM.
Jerome May Act Against Lawyers
in Back Pay Cases.
District Attorney Jerome and Controller Metz
were in consultation yesterday with reference
to the beginning of actions against a score or
more of lawyers who make a business of bring
ing suits against the city to recover back pay
for city employes under the Prevailing Rate of
The District Attorney believes that he is on
the trail of a system similar t<> the sewer fraud
scandal in Brooklyn. These suits are brought
by the hundred, and when a decision in any par
ticular instance goes against the city the law
yers rush forward with propositions to com
The Law Department shrinks from being
crowded into an attitude of hostility to the or
ganised labor interests, and In many Instances
suits have been compromised, the Corporation
Counsel confessing Judgment. These suits In
the aggregate involve hundreds of thousands of
POLAND SPRING, SUMMER SEASON.
The Poland Spring House opens May 30th. '©*
The Mansion House open throughout the year. A
•pedal representative will remain at t!ie Resort
Bureau. 3rd Floor N. B. Cor. IV way A 28th St.
(May 10th to S6th> to make engagements and answer
till iii<ib;u«». Tel. I.ii Mad.-AdvU
MORE BLOW SAT TRUSTS
RATE BILL STRONGER.
Severe Penalties for Taking Rebates
— Mr. Spooner' s Amendment
IJiutu nio Tribune Bureau. 1
Washington. May 10.— Mr. Spooner introduced
in the Senate to-day an important amendment
to the Hepburn bill, which has the hearty ap
proval of the President, and which, if adopted,
will prove a strong deterrent to attempts on the
part of carriers to prolong litigation following
decisions of the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion with a view to evading its orders.
Mr. Spooner' s amendment prohibits the grant
ing of any interlocutory decree setting aside or
suspending an order of the Interstate Commerce
Commission without the requirement that the
appellant shall pay into the hands of the court
money collected in excess of the rates ordered
by the commission or file a bond in such sum
as the court may prescribe, but sufficient to re
fund the excess with 6 per cent interest to the
shippers. It is further provided that if the order
of the commission is sustained such excess shall
be returned to the shipper, together with inter
est at the rate of 6 per cent. While litigation is
pending the .appellant is required to furnish
statements of the excess which he is collecting
and to increase the bond given, if so required by
Further provision is made in the amendment
for the refunding of such excess charges to the
person who may have In effect paid them, even
though that person may not be the actual. ship
per, so that, for instance, in the case of ele
vator* purchasing grain from the farmer at a
determined V ihe freight to aoaw central
market the farmer would receive the benefit of
the order of the commission instead of such
benefit remaining with the elevator company.
Another important provision of the amendment
deals with the practice, hitherto common,
whereby carriers have failed to present their
cases in full to the commission, but have awaited
the review of the court to present their defence.
Under the Spooner amendment the introduction
in court of new evidence by the complainant
carrier shall be followed by the submission of
such evidence to the commission, which may
then at its discretion rescind or modify its deci
sion In accordance with the evidence. If the
commission so rescinds or modifies its order the
action shall be dismissed by the court. The
Spooner amendment provides a remedy for three
great evils not covered by the Hepburn bill in
Its present form and in a manner which will, it
is believed, prove most acceptable to the advo
cates of the bill, as It has proved to the Presi
MADE STILL MORE STRINGENT.
With what Dr. Gallinger described as "deplor
able hysteria," the Senate proceeded to-day to
add materially to the stringency of the Hepburn
bill by adopting Senator Lodge's amendment, re
storing the penal clause of the interstate com
merce law. which was repealed by the Elkins
act. and by adopting the amendment of Senator
McCumber imposing a penalty of fine and im
prisonment against shippers who secure rebates
from transportation companies. The amendment
was incorporated for the avowed purpose of
hitting the trusts. Following is the text:
Any person, corporation or company who shall
deliver property for Interstate transportation to
any common carrier, subject to the, provisions
of this act. or for whom, as consignor or con
signee, any such carrier shall transport prop
erty, who shall knowingly and wilfully, by em
ploye, agent, officer or otherwise, directly or in
directly, by or through any means or device
whatsoever, receive or accept from such com
mon carrier any sum of money or any other
valuable consideration as a rebate or offset
against the regular charges for transportation
of such property, as fixed by the schedule of
rates provided for In this act. shall be deemed
guilty of a fraud, which is hereby declared to be
a misdemeanor, and shall, upon conviction
thereof In any court of the. United States of
competent jurisdiction within the district where
such offence was committed, in addition to any
other penalties provided by this act. be- sub
jected to a fine equal to three times the sum of
money so received or accepted, and three times
the value of any other consideration so re
ceived or accepted, to be ascertained by the
trial court: and In the trial for such offence all
such rebates or other considerations so received
or accepted for a period of six years prior to
the commencement of the action may be re
ceived in evidence, and the said fine shall b«
three times the total amount of money or three
tim- a the total value of such considerations re
ceived or accepted, as the case may be. Pro- j
vldfcd. that the foregoing penalties shall not
apply to rebates or considerations received prior i
to the passage and approval of this act.
After the adoption of numerous amendments
offered by Senator Tillman. which were vlr- j
tually committee amendments. Senator La Fol- '•
letto moved the adoption of his amendment,
which provided penalties for infringement of
the Interstate Commerce law as follows: Im
prisonment of not more than five years and
not less than one year, or fine of not to exceed
$20/>OO and not less than $1,000. Senator ,
J.odge then offered his amendment as a substi
tute. Senator Stone urged the adoption cf hi 3
amendment, which was identical with the Lodge
measure, except that it specified the penalties
provided by Mr. Lodge, but which the latter
accomplished by merely re-enacting the section
repealed by the Elkins act. Mr. Lodge accepted
the Stone amendment, which he offered as a
substitute for his own. and it was adopted by j
the Senate by a vote of 49 to 27. despite Mr. i
t ontlMed «i M*ea« pmg*.
TWO TELEPHONE SYSTEMS IN NEW YORK
would mean for business men. two books to con
sult, two bells to answer, two bills te pay. -Advt
JOHN* A. DRAKB,
Owner of Grapple.
PLAN TO OUST PATTISON.
Health of Ohio Governor To Be
Made Plea for Mandamus.
(By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Columbus. Ohio. May I©.— Republican state
leaders are planning to oust Governor John M.
Pattison from office. Lieutenant Governor An
drew L. Harris, if the plans succeed, would be
come Acting Governor, with power to make all
state appointments and perform the duties «f
Ex-Congressman Tompkins, James A. Allen
and David Pugh, Columbus attorneys, are back-
Ing the scheme for the Republican leaders. A
mandamus proceeding will be started here m the
name of some citizen, contending that Pattison
Is physically and mentally disqualified to per
form the duties incumbent upon him and that
by virtue of the state constitution the Lieuten
ant Governor should assume the office. The pe
tition or suit will ask that Harris be compelled
to fill some vacancies In the state service.
VOTE ON EDUCATION BILL
Second Reading Passed — Great
Struggle to Come.
London. May 10.— The Education bill passed
second reading in the House of Commons to
night by a vote much smaller than the govern
ment's normal majority, but fully equal to the
government's expectation. The debate has not
been especially Interesting. The great struggle
will come when the bill is in th© committee
H. H. Asquith, Chancellor of the Exchequer,
speaking In the House to-night, said the gov
ernment wo«;d • resolutely adrune to ' the main
provisions of the bill. which were dictated by
justice and approved by a vast majority of th«
electors, but was perfectly ready to consider all
manner of details in committee and listen to
any suggestions with a view to a harmonious
Augustine Birrell. President of the Board of
Education, in closing the debate, also expressed
the hope that the bill will be discussed in a spirit
The division was taken with a crowded house.
Eighty Nationalist members voted with the
minority; the Labor members mostly supported
the government, and fourteen Ulster Unionists
LIMITED TRAIN WRECKED.
Sleeping Car Ditched — Four Pas
Cincinnati. Hay 10. — A dispatch to "The Times-
Star" from Portsmouth, Ohio, says that the New
York limited on the Chesapeake St Ohio Railroad
which left Cincinnati last night was thrown
from the rails near Buena Vista station, one
hundred miles east of Cincinnati, early to-day.
The sleeping car was ditched, but of the six
teen passengers on it only four women were in
jured, one of them, Mrs. D. J. McKelvey, of
Cincinnati, being seriously hurt. The other
three women are unknown. Three trainmen
were badly Injured. A broken rail caused the
Boston. May 10. — Friends of the Rev. Daniel
C. Hinton. formerly of Boston, received a tele
gram to-night from him stating that he waa
slightly injured in the wreck. He Is connected
with the Church of the Redeemer (Episcopal),
"MABBONE CAN PICK ANYTHING."
So Says Bowling, When Damp Trimmer
Wins Pool on Metropolitan Handicap.
Joseph Marrone, charged by the aldemanic
investigating committee with getting a sus
pioiously profitable dump "trimming" contract
from the Street Cleaning Department, was one
cf those at the City Hall yesterday who invested
L's cents In a hat pool on the M-tropolitan handi
cap. Mavrone drew the slip carrying the name
of Grapple — the winner.
Alderman Dowllng, of the investigators, is an
Irishman of the reddest blood. He also went
into the pool.
"That lellow Marrone don't miss a thing."* said
Dowllng savagely. 'His luck's always wid 'im.
He can pick anything, from an ash dump to a
Metropolitan handicap winner."
CONNECTICUT PEACH CBOP RUINED.
Unusual Cold Continues and Nips Peach
Orchards at the Wont Time.
[By IVlrgrsph to TU > Tribune.)
Pomfret. Conn.. May 10. — The freezing weather
of last night has continued to-day, and all the
peach orchards in this town, Woodstock and
Thompson have been badly damaged. The peach
trees are in just the right condition for the cold
weather to completely ruin this year's crop.
AN ODOROUS MONOPOLY BURSTEO.
[By Telecntph to Tho Tribune ]
Indianapolis, May 10.— Frank Wylle. a wealthy
young man of Muncie. was on trial to-day on a
lunacy charge, as a result of trying to corner
the market in onion sets. He invested torse
sums in onion sets at 9175 a bushel, and ex
pected to sell them at $12 a bushel, but the
market was supplied as fast as he could buy
them. No decision was reached.
POLAND SPRING HOUSE.
Special representative will be at the Resort Bureau,
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TURF FAME FOR GRAPPLE
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1% ('roxed See* Brilliant Race at
Belmont Park Track.
After Roseben had takes all the heart out of
Israfet and had himself given up the strife from
sheer bodily exhaustion. John A. Drake's Grap
ple came thundering along on the outside and
won the rich Metropolitan Handicap at Belmoxtt
Park yesterday. Some 20.000 persona stood up
and cheered with the enthusiasm born of the
moment and Inspired by the gallant victory of
a good horse over a worthy field. Not on* per
son in a hundred, perhaps, had profited by the
victory, but few there were who were not will
ing, nay, anxious, to hall the winner of one ef
the classics of the American turf.
Grapple won cleverly by a length, whll* Dan
delion beat Oxford a head for the place after a
desperate drive all through the last furlong.
Istafel waa fourth and Roseben. the public fa
vorite, fifth, while the rest of the bi*j Held can*
straggling along stretched out a full sixteenth
of a mil*. The race was. a brilliant on* and of
the kind to stir the blood and make the puhw
beat faster. From barrier rise to finish there
was no cessation of that terrific pare which
tested the hearts of the horses to the fullest.
The weaker ones faltered ai.«l came trailing'
home tired and distressed, but there were three.
at least, so stout of heart and strong of Itmb>
that they fought on to the bitter end. and mad*
of the finish a stirring ending to a hard fought
and bitterly contested struggle.
Grapple took up 106 pounds and. well handled
by Garner, followed th» pace closely, and. fin
ishing strong, won a well deserved victory ha
the fast time, considering the condition of th*
track, of 1:39. To him went the glory of win
ning and tb« rich prize of $14.«<¥), but th* hon
ors of the race were shared by F. R. Hitch
cock's Dandelion and James McXjuighttn's Ox
ford. Dandelion ran a particularly good race
under rather trying conditions. He was shut off
on the stretch turn and. while he saved ground
*>n the rail in the final rush, in such closw
quarters that he could hardly do himself full
justice. Oxford, too. made a determined bat
fruitless fight. It was he that gave battle to
Roseben when straightened out for home and
made the big son of Ben 9trome capitulate.
Even then he might have been second but far
the necessity of Hildebrand putting down Ma
whip at a critical moment to k«ep him from
bearing in and fouling Dandelion.
ROBEBEN BEATEN BUT NOT DISGRACED*.
Rosebeo. the favorite for the race, was beaten,
but not disgraced. He was thoroughly fit. had
the confidence of his owner, trainer and a laitn
majority of those who went down to tho track,
got away well and was judiciously ridden, hut
failed to stay the distance. He gave ef his best
while he had It to give, but once- more It waa
proved beyond any question that he Is a sprinter.
and that any distance over seven furlongs la
good company is too far for him. Grapple ha*
never been considered a horse of the top
class, although he has been a clever and con
sistent performer. He is a four-year-old, hy
"vVoostherpe Embrace. He was trained to tb«
minute by Enoch vTlshard. and perfectly han
dled by little Garner.
The cr*>«d waa not a record breaker, although
fully twenty thousand persons were on nan<l
when the Metropolitan Handicap was decided.
The big, commodious grandstand was not crn
comfortably filled, but the field and clubhous*
indosures were crowded. There werft persons
there from every walk In life, from the men of
affairs who are prominent In the professional
and business world, to the casual visitors who
lov* the horse and make an occasion of thi*
kind a holiday.
* It was a thousand pities that the weather was
so capricious, as this unquestionably deterred
many from going to the track. In tho early
hours of the day it was more like blustering
March than mild mannered and gentle May.
The air was of the cold, damp, chilling kind, the
cloud* hung low and gray, and there waa even
an occasional spatter of rain. Those who mad*
the journey to the course, however, had cause to
congratulate themselves, as by the time the first
race was run the sun had burst through th*
clouds and was shining with generous warmth.
It hid itself from time to time throughout th*
afternoon, but all things considered th* condi
tions were more favorable for a day's outing
than the early promise gave.
Nature was decked out in her spring Unary.
and the grass in the infield and the trees and
hills beyond were green with the freshness er
spring. Tne big lnclosure. built without car* tar
expense, was spick and span, and the whole
environment was such as to make the crowd feel
fully satisfied. The track was dry on top. al
though dead and slightly enppy underneath. It
was in far better condition, however, than It waa
reasonable to expect, and in point of fact mad*
no whit's difference in the result ef any of th«>
STIRRING SCENE AT THE FINISH.
The scene at the finish of the Metropolitan
Handicap was one that will live long m memory.
Out on the track were the struggling thorough
breds fighting desperately for the mastery with
flaring nostrils and swollen muscles and the
jockeys using all the skill of their art and
working with panting breath and all their
young strength to aid their mounts to> win the
coveted prize and to earn for themselves th»
distinction which victory in a race of this kind
means. In the field, grandstand and clubhouse
enclosures was the bewildering and semt-hys
terical crowd keyed up to the highest pitch of
excitement by the battle going on before them
•nd showing in every move and expression its)
The Metropolitan Handicap was run as th*
third rare, it was at one. mile, for three-year
olds and upward, with $10,000 added, and
twenty-two horses went to the post, making th*
biggest field which had ever striven for the
stake. Of the nineteen sent out overnight as
probable starters Battle&xe was the only one
to decline the issue, while four were added, in
cluding S. C. Hildreth's Guiding Star, the I
year-old which won the Crescent City Der
Ntw Orleans last winter; J. W. Fuller's Toka on
and First Premium, and Th* Clown.
ROSEBEX THE PUBLIC FAVORITE.
Down in the crowded ring, where more than
one hundred and fifty layers were willing to
back their judgment against that of the playerc.
Roseben. D. C. Johnson's great weight carrying
sprinter, was installed the favorite in spite of hii
bad race in the Excelsior Handicap at Jamaica.
It was plain that the confidence of his owner
and trainer was shared by many others, as he
was never hotter than 4 to 1 and dosed tho first
choice at 7to 2. The others ranged In prfc*
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