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providing f--- a constitu'uit assembly." -i.-c- not
rins true, and '.$ S^Ucved to be a peaceful slo
gan, to be abandoned if the *;overnmf nt totters.
The members of the Workmen's Council. Sn
conjunction with the radical groups of the out
lawed parliament, have ir.a<!c definite arrange
tnoats to proc-lalm themselves a provisional gov
ernment if success crowns their efforts.
The railroad stations, which are occupied by
troaps. were the scene of considerable excite
ment this afternoon, but trains were running
regularly. The- railroad men spoke in a rather
despondent tone of being called on to Rtrike.
A prominent member of the government who
Is fn sympathy with the decision taken at Peter
hof to fight the revolution points out that the
workmen's unions arc without funds to carry on
a protracted struggle, and he was disposed,
like many of his (-lass, to contend that tho real
powers behind the people are the rich Jews who
are Interested in striking; a blow at Russia's
credit, which would compel the government to
come to terms on the Jewish question.
Th*r* seems to lie n strong: sentiment among
the workmen in favor of the strike, but they
show a disposition to hang back until It? suc
cess is assured, as it involves misery, privation
and bloodshed. The revolutionists apparently
have no great supply of funds. The leaders say
that the major part of what \ they had has been
Secret information was received here that the
Workmen's Council of Moscow proclaimed a
strike to-day. Th* railroad men have not yet
issued a proclamation, but the leaders expect to
call a strike not later than Tuesday.
Th* revolutionists say they have positive in
formation that a conference of the chiefs of the
military and secret police was held here last
night, at which the question whether the troops
will ob*y the orders to fire on the people, was
considered. Th* officers expressed grave doubt
a« to whether the soldiers, especially those of
the guard regiment*, would obey without provo
cation The revolutionists add that it was ar
ranged that government spies should give the
n*ceMiary provocation r>y firing on the troops
with revolvers. A proclamation was. therefore,
prepared b> the revolutionary leaders recltins
thene alleged facts, and warning the workmen to
be on their guard.
Prince Nicholas T.,vr>fT. who saw ti:» Emperor
St th* tini* <if negotiations with Premier Stoly
pln looking t.i the prince's entering a re
organized ministry, elves a remarkable account
of the interview. He says his majesty, In the
midst of the prince's explanation of the ex
tr*m? gravity <<f the situation, interrupted him
and asked him about the condition of the roads
in Earatoff Province for motorlns- Later the
Kmpemr paid he was certain that the army was
perfectly loyal »o him.
ROBBERS GET $40,000.
Train Held Up — Eight Passengers
Wounded — Warsaw in Panic.
Warsaw, Aujr. 4 — A telegram from Libau says
that train robbers to-day between I-ibau and
Hafenpot stole $<0.000 of government money.
Right passengers were wounded in defence of
the train, amonp them being the consul general
of Brazil, M. yon Rupnievski. and a German
A plot to liberate the political prisoners here
was betrayed to the authorities to-day. Several
civil servants and policemen who were impli
cated have been arrested.
Th* Jewish socialists in a proclamation to
day urge the Jews to be ready to fifrht and to
appear in the streets armed when the signal Is
ITiven. The appeal has given rise to a serious
t<anic. Fears are also expressed that a general
railway strike may break out here. Stringent
measures have been adopted to keep order.
The Polish socialists to-day issued a procla
mation admitting their responsibility for the re
cent train robberies, and acknowledging that
th*y murder*d twenty policemen in the course of
STRIKE AT HELSINGFORS ENDS.
Chiefs of Red Guard Reported Arrested and
Organization Rroken Up.
Helsingfors. Aug 4 -Th*- strike of the em
ployes of the street railroads and factories is
over: all the leaders of the Socialist Red Guard
have b**n «rr'-M«-d and the organization has
been broken uj'
BLAME LAID OK PREMIER.
M. Guchkoff Explains Failure to Reorganize
Moscow. Aug. 4.— Alexander Guchkoff. a mem
ber of the Octobrlst party, whose name has been
mentioned in connection w«?h a r<*organised Cab
inet, returned here from St. Petersburg to-day.
He announced that the negotiations for the for
mation of a non-bureaucratic ministry bad been
broken off. Premier Stolypln declining to Insti
tute immediate reforms.
DEPUTIES URGE PEACE.
Minsk. Aug. 4.— The Polish Deputies who rep
r*se»it*d Lithuania and White Russia In i.arlia
m*nt have returned from Yiborg and have issued
a fttatem-nt which JuMlflr-s the dissolution. The
Deputli'* say they are opposed to measures of
violence, and appeal to the voters to prepare
■"•»«. fur the new elections.
FUNERAL OF M. HERTZENSTEIN.
Terioki. Aug. 4 — Tht- funeral of M. Hertzen
sttrin. who was assassinated &i his country home
neat here <>n July Ml. was hell to-day. There
war a large attendance a; the church. There
«as no disorder.
TALK OF RUSSO-JAPANESE TREATY.
St. Petersburg. Aug. -4 —Negotiations have
been begun b\ the Foreign Ministry for a new
staaso-Japsnrse tr*aty of shipping' and com
: KNOW THE BUG HOUSE," SAYS SAGE
Actor Who Says He Is Nephew of Financier
Spends Month in Asylum.
Mlddletowr,. Conn., Aug. 4.-Olin\>rd Sage, a.i
a. tor. who says he is a nephew of the late
Ruw.*ll Sage, is to have the part of a crazy
man In th* new play Clyde Fitch is writing for
Miss Margaret Angiin, and, to impersonate this
.■h«ra< t*r In a lifelike manner, young Sage has
«l*nt the last month locked v; with -'..^Nt Insane
persons in the state insane asylum In this city.
Hl* month « xjured to-day, aitd he- said that he
ha.l l%arne<l lots about lunatics and their
•I know all about the feug houHe'," says Sage
"and I think I qpn givt the. New Yorke-s a
nrstty g<»>J interpretation of the real thing when
llit-y »cc the nt-w Fit. h play this winter.'-
A cool lunch
for a hot day
••Thcro's a I^cason."
DIG SOFT COAL DEAL.
roru c<)Mi>.i\n-:s rsrn-:.
To Control Sine Hundred Million
Tom of Fuel.
It was learned yesteiUay on the best possible
authority that one of the largest deals In the
history of the bituminous coal business was con
summated last week, whereby a corporation to
be known as the Pennsylvania, Beech Creek and
Eastern Coal Company, with a capital of $.8,000.
000. acquired by a iWW-year lease all the prop
erty and business of the Pennsylvania Coal and
Coke Company, the Beech Creek Coal and Coke
Company, the Webster Coal and Coke Company.
the North River Coal and Wharf Company and
a number of electric light and water companies
controlled by these corporations.
The new company will control approximately
12R.000 acres of coal lands, containing over nine
hundred million tons of coal, with forty-four go
ing coal mines, over 1,000 coke ovens. 1,000 pri
vate railroad c«rs, extensive wharves at Port
Liberty. N. J.. and the business already estab
lished in distributing coal throughout Pennsyl
vania. New York, New Jr-rsey and New Eng
These properties are nt the eastern end of the
bituminous <-oal fields, and have a shorter haul
to tidewater and New England markets than
any other larse body of coal lands, and are now
shipping <.-nal by the New York Central. Penn
sylvania, Reading and Jersey Central railroads.
The enormous Increase in the consumption of
bituminous coal, which has, doubled every yen
years in the history of the business, as shown
by the lust statistical statement of the T'nited
States Geological Survey, is operating: toward
the enhancement- of the value of all bituminous
< oal properties that are favorably located, and
this transaction shows that bnnkers. capitalists
and coal men are acquiring control of desirable
bituminous coal properties.
The capital Interested in tlie. new company is
furnished by hanker? in New Kngland, Boston,
New York. Pittsburg and Scranton. Tho new de
parture is expected tr. mean much to the con
sumers of coal in New England, as the new
company expects to make an extensive develop
ment and to extend the distribution of the coal
and coke nvor a much widPr territory (h;in here
tofore. The present daily capacity of these
mines is approximately 2.">.<V>»» tons. The new
plans provide for fin increase in the tonnage
to about 10.flflO.OJtO tons a year, and the capital
furnished for 'his enterprise has been sub
scribed with that end in view.
FIGHTS TO SAVE NEGRO.
Patrolman Injured Defending Man \
Who Assaulted Laundress.
Thomas Jefferson, a Negro, assaulted a Negro 1
laundress in the hallway of n house in West 61st I
street yesterday afternoon, resisted arrest, and in |
doing ec caused a riot which landed him battered j
and bruised In a cell at the West fißth street station.
According to the story of Martha Fuller, the
laundress, she went out yesterday to collect from j
her customers nnd found at every place that Jef- j
ferpon had been before her. She encountered Jef- j
ferson and accused him of having her money, and !
he retalliated by knocking her down.
Patrolman Eiman heard her scream and ran to
the house. Jefferson, it is alleged, had the woman .
down and was beating her when the policeman I
ran Into the narrow hallway. The negro turned his '
attention to the policeman and put up a figut which i
drew a large crowd about the door.
When Elman finally emerged with the prisoner \
his uniform was torn and he looked pretty well '
ueed up. He half dragged the Negro across the ;
sidewalk and started for the station house. The !
crowd grew constantly larger, and by the time 68th !
street and Amsterdam avenue was reached the
feeling against the prisoner ran high. !
As they readied the corner some one shouted: j
"The brute, he has just assaulted a woman!" In :
an Instant the crowd rushed at Jefferson, and In |
the struggle he was knocked down and the police- I
man swept to one side. .Before Eitnan could fight i
his way back to his prisoner the latter was being
kicked and beaten by all who could get near
enough. Elman was struck by a rock, his head I
was cut open and his uniform was almost torn off. j
Sergeant Kenny saw the disturbance and sent a :
call for the reserves. When Captain Uurfeind and |
ten men arrived Eiman was the storm centre of
a crowd which the police say numbered at least
five thousand persons-.
Jefferson was rescued and locked up. charged ;
with assault. Eiman was sent to Roosevelt Hos
pital, where the gash on his head was sewed up.
TO INCREASE CHICAGO VALUATIONS.
Information Laid Before Board of Review by
Chicago, Aug. 4.— An Increase in the assessed \
valuations of Chicago estates running Into the mil- ;
lions may hf made hy the Board of Review ms the !
result of Information filed with that body yester- j
day by the Corporation Counsel, J. Hamilton
The result of several weeks' Investigation, car- j
ried on aecretiy by experts in the employ of the \
Corporation Counsel, was laid before the i><>iird
with two i( 'i!i'- recommendations. One is that ;
millions of dollars be added to the present as- i
sessed valuation* of the property. The athei is
that back taxes be Imposed in nearly a hundred i
and fifty cases.
The board is also requested to call before it rep
resentatives of twtenty-nve wealthy estates to
show cause why they should noi Immediately be i
asßosseri for t;, X alleged to have \» ••n evaded In
past years. The names presented to tii<» board by '
Mr. L,ewls include those of Chicago's most promi
nent financiers, business men, bankers and leaders
In civic and clal affairs.
DROWNED AT TUXEDO PARK.
Young Italian Employe, Who Could Not
Swim, Went Beyond Depth.
[By Telegraph t , Tlie Tribune. 1
Tuxedo Park, N. V., Auk. I— Charles Tort, eighteen
year- old, the son (J f Nicola Tort, of the Italian
colony of Tuxedo, was drowned in the swimming
tank near the Tuxedo Club House this afternoon.
Young Tort was employed bj the Tuxedo Tennis
and Racquet Club and. accompanied by Patrick
Nolan, another employ< of the ciui.. he went Into
the pool for a awUn at the noon hour. Neither
Tort nor his companion was able to swim.
Young Tort ventured 100 far into th. tank and
got beyond Ins depth, and Nolan gave the alarm
that his companion was drowning. Edward Dunn,
ar.oth* r employe of the club, hurried to the scene
and. without divesting himself of his clothing, dived
twice before finding t Ht- drowning boy at the bottom
of the tank, in eleven feet of water. Physicians
work<d over ih< youth for nearly an hour, hut
were unable to restore him to life.
CORONER DENOUNCES RAILWAY CO.
Says It Is "An Outrage" When Official Sur
renders Motoi man » it on Bail.
Coroner Efartourger denounced the New York City j
1 Railway Company In unmeasured terms yesterday ;
j when they surrendered Jacob Hlbel, a motorman
I in their employ, who was out on $2,500 r>:iil charged
with running down and Idling an unknown woman,
about sixty years old, while she was crossing the
tracks nt T'lird avenue and lOtll street on July 12. I
• It is an outrage that you should treat a man in
this fashion, who got int this trouble while running
one of your cars," sai.i th- Coroner to John .1.
Bushong, a general superintendent of the company.
Hen-after ! will insist on you pe-iple giving better
security tn;u, yon have been in the habit of giving
i and what is ,noi.-. 1 will apeedily punish any non
arnae otl the part of you ruilroa.l corapaniea I
have tolerated much In the paat. but never aSata "
proner Harl.urger remai .j.-r! Hibel to the Tombs
and gays he will Ri>- hi»ii a SiMHdy trial. '
PLAN $3,000,000 SUGAR REFINERY.
[By Itetegrapa to The Tribunal
Galveston; Tex., Aug. •$.— a deal has been !
cioseV. for the erection of what i.- staid to be tlie i
largest sugar refinery in the world, near Whar- j
ton. Trx.. tin buildings and equipment to cost !
nearly $3.<M10,«J00. , Texas and Georgia capital- ;
ists, with two or three refinery men from New ■
Y«irk. ar>- the promoters. It will be an Inde
pendent concern: On< hundred asji. .-sixty thou- '
sand '•■'. cs of land have been purchased for ilu
cultivation uf augac,
NEW-YORK DAILY TBIBUKE, SFXDAV. AUGUST 5. __1006.
KILLED LX RUNAWAY.
PhiifiJfl/ih!fn>'s Gnindtluii^hln- and
Her Nurse Also Injured.
IBy ToUgraph to Th« Tribune.]
Mar Harbor. Me.. Aug. 4.— Edward Coles, of
Philadelphia, a well known member of the sum
mer colony here, lost his life this afternoon by
a runaway accident. His little grandchild and
her nurse also were seriously Injured.
Mr. Coles was driving a spirited team down
Main street, when the horses gave a sudden leap,
breaking the harness, and set off on a run.
Mr. Coles was powerless to control the fright
ened animals, and they dashed down the street,
the harness and pole banging about their legs,
increasing their fright. Near the hospital the
carriage was overturned and the nurse and child
were thrown into the street and were severely
bruised and cut. Mr. Coles was thrown against
a telegraph pole and was terribly injured, strik
ing on his head and chest. He was at once car
ried to the office of a neighboring physician and
a consultation was hastily called, headed by Dr.
J. Madison Taylor, of Philadelphia. Mr. Coles
was so terribly injuted. however, that he died
shortly after the arrival of his family, which was
Mr. Coles was one of the best known of Bar
Harbor's summer colony, and had been here an
nually for many years, having a cottage on Van
derbilt Point. A few years ago Mr. Coles was
the victim of another serious accident, his horses
bolting, throwing him from the carriage.
GAS F.XFI.OSIOS BURNS TWO WOMEN.
Leak in Pipe in Bathroom Believed to Have
Been the Cause.
Two women wer- burned by an explosion of
gas in the rear of the top floor of the apartment
house at Xo. 1463 Fifth avenue last night. They
were Mrs. Lena Churchill, forty-three years old.
a boarder, and Miss Annie Bradley, seventeen
year.- old. daughter of Mrs. Kate Bradley, who
occupies the apartment.
Mrs. Churchill entered the bathroom and
f-truck a match. An explosion immediately fol
lowed. The woman, with her clothes ablaze, ran
into the front room. The Bradley girl tore the
garments from Mrs. Churchill, badly burning her
hands. Firemen r>nt out the tire in the bath
room, which caused a loss of $100. Mrs.
Churchill is in a serious condition. The ex
plosion is believed to have been caused by a
leaky gas pipe.
MORE SUMMER SCHOOLS NEEDED.
Boys Over Four Feet in Height Not Admittel
Under Present Rules.
The Board of Education is in receipt of a letter
fr'-m a boy living in Clinton street. Borough of
Manhattan, reading as follows:
During the hot jmrt of the day boys must keep
off the streets. They should go to summer school.
This was read to the schoolboys before school
closed. The n«-.ire.st school I could go to is No. 374.
but that is for small girls and very small boys
during the day. At night school is also open, but
boys over four feet are not admitted unless they
had a pass, and passes were to be had by Mr.
Ha Her. He would Rive only to those boys whom he
knuws, ami no one else.
What 1 want you to do is this: To scf that large
hoys are admittted. whether they have a pass or
I am not more than four feet four inches in
height. 1 work during the day. and the only time
1 have for recreation Is at night. But I will not be
admitted in summer school unless I have a pass.
I declare it is a shame, and if you do what I bid
of you that is all I ask, and you will greatly
oblige, respectfully yours.
The letter was accompanied by a petition signed
by fifteen hoys who say tliat they have been re
fused admission to evening summer schools. Owing
to the great demand for admission to the vacation
schools and to the evening roof playgrounds, the
Board of Education has found it necessary to en
force certdin rules, one of which is that boys over
four feet tall shall not be admitted. The above
letter plainly shows the necessity for increased
appropriations for the summer schools, so that a
sufficient number muy be opened to meet the great
SHOT BY UNKNOWN MAN.
Alleged Burglar Beats Officer, and Is Prob
ably Fatally Injured.
Patrick Hennessey, thirty-two years old, a
driver, was shot in the base of the skull early
yesterday morning by some unknown person
while escaping from the police who had arrested
him for an alleged robbery at West 52d street
and Twelfth avenue. Hennessey was taken to
the RooHOvelt Hospital, where the doctors say
he will die.
Patrolman Dale, of the West 47th street sta
tion, who was on duty at 52d street and
Twelfth avenue, saw Hennessey crossing the
railroad tracks about midnight with a big bur
lap bag on his back. He arrested Hennessey,
who suddenly turned on Dale, knocked him
down, pave him a severe beating and *iC_»: id
him about the body until he became v. ' .1
soious. Hennessey then started to run, but two
shots were fired at him, and he fell to the side
walk unconscious. Dale does not know who
shot his prisoner.
U. S. LEADS IN WIRELESS SERVICE.
Navy Department Has Catalogued World's
Stations and Ships Equipped.
Washington. Aup. 4.- All wireless telegraph sta
tion* in the world have been located and catalogued
by the Bureau of Equipment of the Navy Depart
ment, and the list will be published in a small
book In a few weeks. The systems Of wireless are
also given. The stations in each country are:
Belgium, 1; Denmark. 4; Germany, IS; France 6-
Great Britain ami Ireland, 4.i; Holland. 8; Spain 4:
Portugal, 1; Gibraltar. 2; Italy, 18; Malta. 1; Mon
tenegro, 1; Norway, l; Austria-Hungary, 2; Ru
mania, 2: Russia in Europe, 8; Sweden, 2; Turkey
6; Argentina, o; Brazil. S; Canada. 5; Chili, 1; Costa
Rica. 1; Mexico. 2; Panama, 2: Uruguay. 1; United
States, 88. of which Id are in the possession of the
T'nited States. 3:.' being directly und»r the control
of the navy: Trinidad. 1: Tbbagol, Andaman Isl
ands. 2; Burma!). 1; Hong Kong. 1; ( 'hina. 5;
Hawaii, 5; Japan. 2; Dutch Bast India, 5; Russia
In Asia. 1; Egypt, 2; Morocco. 2; Mozambique. 2;
The compilation also gives the names and flags
of all the merchant ships which are equipped with
Dl GLTTECK PRAISES WALIO
Calls Police Force Finest and Best Disci
plined Body He Has Ever Seen.
Dt C. Richard Glneek. the Viennese official who
is visiting here, was at the Tenderloin polici sta
tion again last night. He sat at tlie desk until
nearly midnight. He has formed a high opinion
of Acting Police Commissioner Waldo.
'•He i.s a complete gentleman," was hia descrip
tion of Waldo '
"That's the finest body and best disciplined 1
have ever seen," lie «ald of the Police Department
Dr. Glueck has seen the police force of nearly
very great city In the world. He will «o m other
American cities to inspect ih« city governments
before returning to Vienna.
I WYOMING'S BLACK SANDS RICH IN GOLD.
(By Teienraph to Tho Tribune J
Cheyenne. Wyo.. Auk. 4.— The black sands of Wy
oming, heretofore considered valueless, have just
! been found to be immensely /ich In gold, and the
aanda In the Douglas reek mining district are es
timated to contain 130.000.000 in the prrclous metal
The report of the discovtry comes from David r
Day. chief of division of the l"n!t*-l States Geo
logical Survey, who has been experimenting with
LARNED RESIGNS FROM MARINE CORPS.
Washington, Aug. I—Second Lieutenant K. p.
Lamed, of the Marine Corps, who i? now with the
lesution guard at Peking, has resigned. Hi is one
of the Lamed brothers, of Princeton, who were
prominent aa tennis players.
DELAY IN SPANISH TARIFF PLANS.
Washington, Aug. 4.— State Department officials
lire of the opinion that the now tariff agreement
with Spain] which will enable exports from the
Ti.lt- <l states tn enter Spain at most-favored-na
tJon inriff rates, cannot be put Into effect before
September l. .it the earli<*st it la neeeaaarj for
t.ie btnte Department t< June the full term* of th •
enient .m. a into i.r-i.irv till . President's proc
lamation puit!.. tin- v . w rat-s Into effect can be
l ■'••!■ Spatti will i»u« n decree at the same
tiui«- to* President*- procbunatlua is made j,uUlc.
MRS. THAW SPEARS.
ox i)i:ri:\(i: cn.isai-:.
Mother Says She Dismissed OlcoU
of Her Oicn Accord.
Mi's. Mary Copeley Thaw, the mother of
Harry Kendall Thaw, who IS Imprisoned In the
Tombs charged with having killed Stanford
White on June 23, denied yesterday that her son
had caused her to change her views regarding
the best possible defence for him. Instead, she
said, she had decided to dismiss ex-Judge Will
iam M. K. Olcott and retain Clifford W. Har
tridge. Thaw's personal counsel, of her own
"It is entirely on my own observation," Mrs.
Thaw said, "that I have come to the conclusion
that I had made an error in accepting the first
defence for my son. My son never influenced
me In the slightest as to what course I should
pursue. When I returned from England I made
it a point to observe everything pertaining to
the case. and. after making some mistakes, fin
ally found that my son was in the right, and
consequently have accepted his Idea as the
correct one. I will accept it hereafter, and in
tend to pay no attention whatever to any other
defence. I am perfectly satisfied."
This statement of Mrs. Thaw, the first she
has made since she returned from England
about three weeks ago. is considered important
as showing that it was not Influence brought
to bear by her son that caused her to act so
unexpectedly in dismissing Mr. Olcott and re
taining Mr. Hartrtdge. Mrs. Thaw. It is under
stcod, is in perfect accord with all the members
of her family, including Mrs. Evelyn Nesbit
Thaw. The two women are said to be close
friends at present, more friendly, if anything,
than they have ever been.
Th* two women visited the Tombs together
yesterday morning. They remained with the
prisoner for about an hour. They were chatting
and apparently perfectly happy and contented
when they left, and went, still together, to Mr.
Hart ridge's office, where they remained for
nearly two hours, going over the essential points
in the defence.
DEFENCE EXPECTS QUICK ACQUITTAI*
It cannot be dented that the defence has some
evidence of extreme importance on which it re
lies to acquit Thaw. What this evidence is Mr.
lartridge will not disclose. It is understood,
L wever. that counsel believe that when the
evidence is offered and submitted to the Jury it
will take only a brief time before Thaw leaves
tie courtroom a free man. This evidence Is in
line with the justifiable homicide idea of the de
fence, on which emotional Insanity is based.
The plea of insanity has been dropped once for
all, and will not be brought up again. But.
despite this elimination of the Insanity plea, the
defence is preparing to offset any evidence
which the prosecution may bring to show that
Thaw is Insane. The alienists who were re
tained by Mr. Olcott are still retained. Mr.
Hartridge has not yet talked with them, but still
keeps them. He also Intends to retain two or
three more expert alienists, who will prepare re
ports for the defence in case they may be
needed. Dr. Charles L. Dana, one of the alienists
retained by the defence, has never made any
report, as he has not examined Thaw. Dr.
Allan McLane Hamilton, however, has made a
cursory preliminary report, but no final or formal
Thaw, in his cell In the Tombs, yesterday took
occasion to deny emphatically a story published
on Friday afternoon that Ethel Thomas, a wom
an who is said to have sued him for $20,000
damages, alleging inhuman treatment, is dead.
ETHEL THOMAS ALIVE. SAYS THAW.
"The story that Ethel Thomas is dead is an
absolute lie. As far as I know, she is still alive.
She certainly was alive a few days ago, and It
she is dead it has been since that time. The
story that she died two years ago is an abso
"I have known her," Thaw acknowledged, "but
never very well. As far as I know. I was never
served in any suit by her. I believe the case Is
one of blackmail, and I will not stand for it. I
will not stand for any one of the accusations she
makes in the affidavit." Examination of the Su
preme Court calendars failed to show any entry
of such a suit, and, it is now said, such a suit
was never brought.
Another story denied yesterday was that Thaw
drinks liquor in his cell in the Tombs. When
Thaw first went to the Tombs Dr. McGuire, the
prison physician, prescribed a small quantity of
red wine with Thaw's luncheon and dinner. This
amount was gradually reduced by Thaw, and
within the last two weeks he has drank nothing.
■Thaw." Mr. Hart ridge said when asked to
explain, "does not drink anything, and doesn't
want it. He is in better physical condition to
day that he has been for years. Of course, he
has a slight prison pallor, but otherwise he is
in capital health."
Various reports were circulated yesterday
concerning who the associate counsel for Thaw
will be. William Rand, Jr.. former Assistant
District Attorney, was most strongly mentioned.
This was denied, however, by Mr. Hart ridge.
who said he had never asked Mr. Rand, and
that no one had been retained. The dozen or
more lawyers who have been working on various
phasM of the case, counsel said, were about
through with their work, and no one outside
of the regular counsel was now employed.
The prosecution has about finished its pre
liminary work, and is reudy to go to trial at
any time the case may be called. AH of the
witnesses that the prosecution desires already
have their testimony in black and white, and
the prosecution can now rest.
"I don't know that we nre looking for any
more witnesses." Assistant District Attorney
Garvan said yesterday. "We have examined all
the important ones."
cation, notwithstanding, is t
hampered by the continuance of the writ of
prohibition obtained some weeks ago by John
B. Gleason. of counsel for the defence. This
writ, which Justice Ma* Lean of the Supreme
Court has not yet acted on. withholds ail power
from the District Attorney to examine witnesses
under subpoena, and only voluntary witnesses
can be examined.
Benjamin Thaw, a half-brother of the pris
oner, announced his intention of making New j
York City his home yesterday by the filing of
plans for the consolidating and remodelling of
the two four story houses at Xos. 1.054 and 1.05* j
Fifth Avenue. Young Thaw owns them. The j
changes will cost about $40,000. The house
will have a central marquise entrance and a
porch balcony at the second story, adorned
with columns. The first floor will contain a
circular library, and there will be a large play
hall on the third floor. A passenger elevator i
will be installed and new staircases erected.
ARRESTED FOR SMOKE NUISANCE.
Daniel J. F.igan. an engineer in the apartment
house at No. 234 Central Park West, wan arr*»te<i
yesterday afternoon on a warrant Issued at the
behest of Dr. Adler. of the Health Department.
cimrged wtth violating the health law covering the
soft c»>al smoke nuisance.
SAILORS FIGHT MOSQUITOES FOR DAYS.
I Uv TMSgfSSSJ t.. The Tribune. )
Norfolk. Va.. Auk- 4.— From the Texaa coast j»ll
the way up to Hatteraa and Cape Henry the crew
•)l th< British steamer North Gwaliit wax ioiii
]>< lied to fljcht million* of mosquitoes. Th« in.
of the crew were in bad condition M the rr.-mlt
of tliHr encounter with the irsectn. and swollen
amu and faeea were In order ('..plain Witmuns
reported upon arrival hrro to-day that pot In his
iiir<«r of ihtn> >irs at xea hH.i ho weea th*
moequltws so tl«r.-.' The prevailing southeast
winds hay.- .lr:v.a countless nunibvr* of the mov
uuiu.<.s down to the coast llue.
"A man should hear .1 little music,
read a little poetry and ssc a fine pic
fare rverx d.ix nf lv% lifr."—(i()t I.
"l!f JMano Anyone tan Play.*"
THE PIANCLA PIANO i> «af aa aatomatk: instrument.
II dor* not play tlsetf. ll dees cat pfiue # mech«n;cal
It MSjply doei away witn th- necewty of striking the ksyi
with die anfen, W#s<- they thai! be rtmck. toil or l«nri fist or
ilow. depends on the efforraer.
With the aid of the ro»t jrle found ia no other Playvr-piaio.
artistic ezprestion not only tec pamiV.ei ts actually aisureJ.
We welccm- l!-.- opportunity to phy tliii i.-Mtrument for the
merely carious as well ai iiie.-iding purehwen.
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Estimates and tprrialht prrpttri'd tirairiups fubmittnl upon r*qur»t
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Italian's Story Xot Believed—Ex
tortion Plot Suspected.
Pasquale Greco, the Italian tailor, of No. 13S
Sullivan street, who was reported to the police
last tVednenday as missing, was found bound and
gagged In the hallway of No. 327 East 11th street,
yesterday morning, by an another Italian named
Kugenlo Duche. He was taken to the *>th street
.station, and there told v wild tale of being kid
napped by the "Black Hand" aociety. saying that
no food nor a drop of water had passed his lips
in eighty hours. Greco said he would know his
Th* police say they are now firmly convinced
that Greco and Du<hf> and Ettore Rjc< I. who was
held for trial a few days ago on a charge of at
tempting to blackmail Alfonso Schettini, son-in
law of a wealthy grocer, at No. 31 Downing street,
are all Implicated in the scheme tr> g*t money
out of Schettlni.
I Schettlni, who is regarded as an intimate friend
of Greco, has been in charge of his father-in-law's
store since the latt*r named went abroad, same
months go. Bev*ral attempts have tie.n made to
*xtort money from him. and. following th* threat
that unless he gave up 1500 a d«ar friend of his
would b* missing. Ettore nieel was led last
Tuesday Into going to Schettini's place. There he
accepted marked bills, and was arrested. That
sam* evening Greco was missing rrom his home.
Th* police put no credence in Gr*co's story.
Duche was arrest*d as a suspicious person, but
Magistrate Finelite discharged him for lack of
evidence to show that he was implicated In the
Gr*co said he was kept tn a dark cellar, and
that he had neither seen nor h*ard any one until
some time yesterday morning. wli*n he was pulled
out and shoved Into a wagon. th*n thrown Into the
hallway where h* was found. After leaving the
JeKerson Market court the detectives accompanied
the Italians and tri*d to Induce them to go to the
Tombs prison and Identify Rlecl. but they refused
to do so.
Detective Bonano said In court that the police
do not believe Greco's story for several reasons
H* said that It had been found that Greco and
Duch* were close friends of five years standing.
thnt Greco, when food was given him. appeared In
no hurry to eat. that his clothes were not ruffled,
that h* was wearing a clenn collar and shirt and
that his face had the appearance of being shaved
within th* last twenty-four hours.
FOUR TAKEN OFF STEAJI YACHT.
Victor Ashore Off Atlantic City— Lifeguards j
WfMMSg for Other Boats.
Atlantic City. Aug. 4.— The aaaaai yacht Vic
tor, from New York, went ashore in llerford '
Inl*t Just before dark to-night. The IMtaaani ia
w*nt out to her. Hr.d brought ti> sln>n- Jus.;ih j
Knmvster. Charles Kamprter. .Frank Burn* and A. ''
Parah, of Philadelphia. The four passengers were
Th* captain and two of the crew stayed on board
to try to float th* boat. The Victor went aground
only a few hundred yards from the *pot when- j
»h* yacht Nora was wrecked last Sunday. The
lifeguards along the coast are watcnlng for four 1
small sailing yachts, which l*ft Harm-cat /or At- !
lanttc t Ity this morning, but up to dark nothma
had been seen or h»-.,r,l from Hum. It is f.-.nei
they have b**n blown to sea.
HARTJE CONSPIRACY CASES STILL ON.
Plttsburg. Aug. 4. — Admission was m.td.- to-day
hy detectives employed en th* Hartji* saas thwr
the conspiracy charges against at leadt two well
known m*n oa a result cf the divorce trl.il had not
h**n dropped, but that proceedings had beea *u'->- I
pended to await the conclusion of the arsum*nia
which will start bt-forc JuiJge Robert Fraser on
Monday. Mr>. Mary Scott Itanje'a ut:<>rneys ur» I
refraining from any move, it Is understood In .> r .
d*r to avert n cuntlnu«noe of It* cum *rr*«l*
at this time. It is sai<». m_!«ht hinder tit.- PiHlilia
Urn csum and vuuae undesired cvni;'licatiwu*.
Tr.« refining influence of good
music is everywhere conceit*!.
The way to h«i*e it wh»mv>r
wanted in tht home is to owe a
WaU, the tipsters and "information" coreetim m«» M
us on "wonbi" an<! h->t air pr<mlfr*. but w» lav* ■■
th«-m all "sktnn*4 to .leatV In • i <lewl»" and miMS>
tlt.-tt>.n». aa >.»u welt know If you ha\i« r*«.l o«r "a**
the [«Bt live Sun.la.is. Subiv-rtt>*r» <-r- ursul to at
Dtioks at flgtires xvhjih have pmviM praotlvslly l»fc«a
and not to take th*tr profits t.»> sooa. «> get thw» l»a
bottom, k*t>t them tn and ff<t them »ut of m««l *S»
Friday m.->mlnK at »hat M far has proved fh* !<♦• W
aftfr -In> w* repeated: "Jl»rki coins higher: «s SJ
r»»i!lon." Furthrr. w# jave 9nbarrtb«n th« ■!■■•
itt>->.-ki». and .11.1 not tnetoda i»» or .Ti> .i*»d . nr* M l» *
tlpater's cuMom A lite of .-ir «>M l*Tf«-r-« fur Jotf •■
b* mai;«l to prosp«-tlv<? su'isiTtbpr.i ?■ r trn oentt pts:>3*.
Terms for -e«nlar I»aHy l^ett«-r. *.V> p»r >ear. •«■
monthly, in advance. \ synopsis of recent l-wue* Jalasa
July 27. 4p, M. — "Vrlc*» (Coins mtu-h rh»r: •oa*rj
actlon 1» da*, ltmlteil perhaps tn a. i>«>ln' • r - 1 " -^
July 2S. — "Expect sharp bulses Tue«J»y ami ••■?
day. S»o. I.. Topper. N. T. <\. M.>. I.. Strela. H K. -•
Vuel. r. P.. IWr. ot» all «.»<•!.•'
luly SS.— "FJv»n the bulls are talLirs rreetions; Jfl?
there may b* more. A point or .-*i> from the i.jl»i«S)
aMkaca yom need expoot." , ,_ l ,
July 31— -Sharp advam-e r...ir in N V. <*.. rtu) ■•
•I»ar. but there Is t to 1-- points further In It. S». »
l"'['P". Fuel. IVntiit. : all are g.»KI."
Au«. I.— "Stan.l pat .n In, MoeSs Ruy on «sy
action. North*r.-» U jri'^'!. If. howerrr. the mar»t«
raatu vi to Frld«y. take pn.'rits on lulßes all tM«P
the Il»t. r.s «harp »ethaik wl'l Ilk -iy Mtn "'
Au« -'. ♦ I*. il- — "fnless yni .an afford to '«Bpg*
rosslble sharp J:-lback. take prutits •n «r"n* *vet* »•' *■
forenoon. Reat-tlons *i- due." _
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H ACTIOjr 0H DOUGLAS CAtt
Bea! Lord Accepts Apology of Portias*^
lice^-Wants Case Dro-ped.
Boston. Aug. 4. -Xo ait ion looking tawuTi^S,
ration for the arrest In Maine of l>»rd S*^
I> ugl;m. of England. who was rr.!«takea *j*^
•I-ord Ik.uglass" wh« la wanted by _<Sr
Carolina ptiltce. la <n)ntemplated by the s^.*
Consulate here. in an unofficial way th» SP
authorities here expressed their n-grets to-*§
the mistake of the Main* p**!''"*
Portend. M*.. Aug. 4.— ln t!:» >ase of W*
Sholt 1 l'..;i:l.is, wh'. waa .!.>taine.l by t he *JJ
here. It was announce*! io-4 th^t the authon^j
hr.d expressed regret ut their »r.isM«\ . fja
l>>ußlas Ktld to-, that he desired to ™
matter dropped. *
MAY A>K PARDOH FOiTbEICH^
Movement to Release Fatersoa's «JmF
After He Has Partly Served SeateM*
Paterson. X. J.. Aug. 4.-Sh. riff Bcrsea * aiA^ %
day he had not yet revetvrd the .•.•mir-tment P*s^
in the i-aa* of ia Haji Will:am H. Belcb*"' .
waa sentenced to twelve yvars" imprisonment r
terday. •' , ruSJ* l
t"nd»r the law. Belcher has nine J J > s ,iirs*»
in th* county jail at this place. If h« f°, T r^rSe«S- d
tore Rotnß to irrnto to becin h'3 'ji 1 -iaaa***
As tho ex-Mnyor is 'or..k. . in health. «<■' r.'ihjbly li
to get to the prison, where h* will jroo*'"'
pl.u-fd in th«- hospital uiwl ho r«vuF*rj»i**_ »» »f
Judge dct>tt sho»ul Belcher some »»J*h' ****
ould havv impuava the full penalty. f Vn 1* •*
hay»- b*en elsbteen year*' im;.rl»onme..t »^ se«J
of Umv ii:or,- t« talk >f an aprllcati' '" j^aal'
Br'.cher pardoned aft^r h* has »ervrd ix re*—
tlm« In prison.
PLANS FOR NEW PALACE H TE^^.
.San Fnincisco. a--:k 1.-H h.»s been «* fl^jßX
rldeO tit.il the n •-•. l\ilat eUa «W lV9t **
wi:h *G«>O.0»H» allowetl for furnlti:r% > rl!«" >r
Taa New V.trl- itrchltfcui irtm are '^'.aa» egf *
liaalnarjr >>Un» have fcewwtnatructod^tg^gggjjg
'am nlier.it!> 11.1 t. Imri'aw the t '; '**'**• Tfia
ihe original r«»nuite Thfn »«e to ?*:T_,*j:> J *
•\rp>\ rooms. (n neurta t\tri rc3?«.t •«»•*
•14 vuiut Will by Uu;li. ui-vl.