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V OL - LXVI N° 21.95 G.
Government's Colonial Policy Up
held at the Polls.
Berlin. Jan. — The government has won a
4eflnlte victory In the general elections held to
day for a now Reichstag. The Liberal. Radical
and Conservative parties, supporting Prince yon
Billow's colonal policy, have won at least twenty
seats, but more important for the government
than the success of Its colonial plans Is the
smashing defeat administered to the Socialists,
who will lose seventeen or eighteen seats.
This Is the first election since 1887 in which
the Socialists have not increased their repre
sentation In the Reichstag by from fivo to
twenty seats. They have lost especially In sev
eral large cities, among these places being Bros
lau. Halle. Magdeburg. Leipslc and KOnigs
berg. The Clerical Centre holds almost all of
Its former one hundred seats. There Is a possi
bility, however, that reballotings In the unde
cided districts may lost a few teats to the Centre
The Conservatives have won six seats, two
from the anti-Semites, two from the National-
Li hera ls and two from the Socialists.
Rt balloting probably will be necessary in 175
constituencies, so that complete returns will not
\f in before February 5.
.Some enowbound districts in Upper Bavaria
have not yet been heard from, but they are con
sidered safe for the Centre party.
When it became evident at a late hour to
night that the government had won, immense
crowds streamed from the neighborhood of the
newspaper offices toward the palace of Chancel
lor ron Billow, In WHhelm-strasse. The peo
ple massed in front of the building and sang
■ Hell Dir Im Siegeskranz." Prince yon Billow
para« out, and. advancing to the railing of the
1 >.i lace garden, spoke as follows:
Gentlemen. I thank you for your homage, and
1 am especially delighted ;hat your national
feeling bi ought you here. My predecessor In
office, before whom we all n-ust respectfully bow,
MM forty years ago: '"Put the German people
in the saddle and they will ride soon enough."
The <Jermari people have shown to-day that they
i«n ride. I hope and believe that every one will
•c his duty also In the reballoting. Then will
Germany stand respected and mifehty before the
world. Let us then unite together In the cry
"Lor.jr live Germany and the German nation.
Hurra'; '
The crowd then burst Jr.to enthusiastic cheer-
Ing, and soon after set oS for the imperial
palace; but on reaching the castle bridge over
:he Fpree. a strong body of police opposed th*
rrvird and forced It back with some violence.
The BoegOß then formed In line aerain and
ir.arched down Unter den Linden to the palace
of the crown prince. Frederick William, where
ihry ■at g and cheered. The crown princess
.ifP'Prr-d upoa a balcony of the palace and
}>o-« M repeatedly to the people. The crowd then
Never before IsM Berlin known bsko afUr
efcctloa enthusiasm and noisy demonstrations
by sing end cheering crowds. The Emper
nrV •'•'-. however, was hissed when it was
flashed upon a transparency la front of the
ufflabTef :he **Lokal Anwlger." bet the hisses
uf-re lost in the volume of cheering.
The newspapers gave away hundreds of Ibesj
«ai:a**nf copies extras during the day.
. Not a sing;* Incident of a disorderly Character
has paw reported frc»n any of the i*cilß.
Bnperor WlDiatß received the e;«"*t«on returns
eA the palace. The first bulletin came In at 8:50
eVto^fc this evening*. 11 •"•■ dated Altona. and
m id; -Frnlioe, flat ■Tljt. Sssetsl by great ma
jority." The Bsasaag* wa« taken to Indicate
Racialist gains, but it was tjulcJtiy followed by a
■Mies of dfapati hen ajmoonctssj Socialist losses.
Th«» Socialises lose In I^elpsJo and Essllngen
\n the 1 -? ■»■■■!■. in Kcniarsberg and j
ttr^filau West to the Radicals and In Breslau
Rasl to the Con«erv*.tlv»9. Some of the urban
districts show surprising Socialist losses since
HA In that year Lclpric elected a Socialist
deputy on the second ballot, and now it ha«
returned a" National-Liberal member by a large
majority. Herr Haase. one of the moat able of
the Socialist leaders, has lost Konlgsberg. where
he was elected on a rchailot in 1003 by nearly
1. 000 majority. Prince Hatzfeldt. Coneervatlve.
has carried Breslau East by r.,557 votes, beating
the former Socialist majority by 2.800. and Herr
Berastetm, one of the leading Socialists of the
■o-called Revisionist Wing In the Reichetag, has
•si Prertsni West by 1.&00 votes. Herr Bern-"
•ocin wa? elected In 1003 on the first ballot by
a majority of SJH&.
The Radicals Increased their vote In the first
district of Berlin by 1.800. while the Socialists
in the fame district lost 275 votee. A reballot
in this district will be necessary, but Herr
Ka*npf. Radical, is sure of tleetion. Ail the
other districts In the capital again went Bo
cialist by large majorities.
Tho Radicals and the National-Liberals, ac
cording to the returns, are increasing their vote
g-titrally throughout the country.
The Clerical leader*. sflHar Fulda, Roren,
GfOber and Erzberger. liave been re-elected.
As further returns came in it was seen that
tfee tide continued to run against the Socialists.
Tho Radicals carried Gmiind. Gtipoingen. where
the Sociali»t majority on a reballot in 1903 was
1.258, and Bremen, which was carried by the
KwdaliFt* on the nr*t ballot In 1903. In Bremen
* reballot against ti <■ Ra«llcais is now neces
•aiy Th«« National- will again enter a
demand for a reballot against the Socialists at
Dortmund, which was carried by the Socialists
by a slender majority la 1903. At Frankfort -on
the-Main also a reballot between the Socialists
and the Radicals will be required.
The "Lokal Anzeiger" estimates the Socialist
losses at sixteen seats on the first ballot, anil
predicts still greater losses as an outcome or
the second ballot.
The Socialists are losing seats in Saxony.
Magdeburg, which the Socialists carried on a
rebaliot by 2.00 votes In 1903. now sT«e* to th«
National Liberals. The Socialists hold Lub«*cK
by 277 votes, as against 2.050 In the previous
' Hanlburg is again Socialist. Herr Bebel. the
Socialist leader, having been re-elected.
A noteworthy feature of the elections Is th..
JaUur* of the Socialists to obtain rebailotß in
places where they were successful In doing so
1n 1903. They have also failed to get absolute
Majorities in many districts where reballoHng
was not necessary four years ago. These dls
iricu mostly v.ill be lost to them, as the other
parties rlvay* combine, on reballots, to defeat
th* SrjrlallFtk. '■ . tm
The "Vorwarts," In summarising the result!
from one-fourth of th« districts, claims tho
"lection of twenty-five Socialists, and nays that
••^balloting with other partial will result in
twenty-seven Socialist members of the Ilelcn
stag from these districts. The paper says that
the total Socialist vote this year is far in excess
of that In 1903. but that the government ■ re
prated exhort lons to non-vooters resulted in
bringing out an unusual number of that element,
who cauß«"*i the defeat of the Socialist candl
The -Tagc-blalt" «*>'•* th Socialists already
hay lort twenty-one; seats.
. IBy T«l«ST«>h I* Th« Tribune. I
Annapolis. Jan. 25.— For masquerading- as a
sir! at a recent hop. Midshipman Richard Coff
msj». son of D* Witt Coffman, has received fifty
«i«3<nits, and has been reduced to a private
T.« bis rank of eadst enst«n. ***« * ***2?
"conduct" unbecoming «n ortlcer ana a genue
m*n." :- •_.*-.
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_ To-dar. mmw and colder.
« To-morrow, fair; fresh north triads.
Estimate Board A — Cost,
95,000,000— Ready in 2 1-2 Tears.
The Board of Estimate voted yesterday to
build a subway four-track loop In Manhattan
connecting the Brooklyn and Willlamsburg
bridges, at a probable cost of about $5,000,000.
with a separate, four-track subway running
through Lafayette avenue to Broadway. In
Brooklyn, at a cost of less than 2.000.000 a mile.
Mayor McClellan believes that with this loop
system built and owned by the city, the munic
ipality never need be at the mercy of the trac
tion companies, no matter how much they merge.
His views are shared by the best railroad ex
perts who have made a study of the local trac
tion situation.
Chief Engineer Lewis, of the Board of Esti
mate and Apportionment, thinks that the new
subway can be built in two and a half years.
With Ha four tracks It will enable the Brooklyn
Rapid Transit Company to operate Its cars
across both bridges, and If desirable the Inter
borough company can use two of the tracks to
reach into Brooklyn territory.
President Winter of the Brooklyn Rapid Tran
sit has signified his willingness to use the new
loop, and Mr. Belmont says his company will
heartily co-operate with the city in any at
tempt it may make to facilitate the handling of
the throngs on the Brooklyn Bridge.
Many engineering difficulties will be encoun
tered in remodelling the Manhattan terminal of
the Brooklyn Bridge so as to get a practicable
grade for tho Brooklyn care, which will be
underground in Centre and Delancey streets,
and which must climb to the bridge tracks on
a 5 per cent grade. A 5 per cent grade gives
railroad men the nightmare, but the Boston sub
way is "afflicted" with It and still runs a quick
schedule of trains. The salvation of the scheme
is the fact that the city Ib going to take the
"Staatz-Zeltung" block for new terminal pur
poses. The Beard cf Estimate and Apportion
ment yesterday directed the Bridge Department
to change the plans for the proposed new ter
minal and plan to run two tracks for elevated
cars off the bridge into the subway, and land
tho trolleys on the mezzanine floor, thus exactly
reversing the location of the respective tracks
as authorized two weeks ago.
The engineers ari confronted with a knotty
problem at two points in Brooklyn in getting
elevated cars underground. There will be a
"dip" from the elevated somewhere near Lafay
ette and Flatbush avenues, in Brooklyn, where
the city may be obliged to buy half a block, and
another one nt Lafayette avenue and Broadway,
where the elevated cars will again be compelled
to burrow. The grade is against the engineers
at Lafayette avenue and Broadway, thus aggra
vating the matter. Chief Engineer Lewis says,
however, that the plan is entirely.feasible. and
that the system will be in full operation in two
and a half years.
As soon as the construction of the loop system
is under way the city will ask the traction com
panies to make proposals for its use. so that
there may be no delay after the subway Is fin
The Appellate Division already has approved
the route, as It was Incorporated In other pro
posed routes decided on earlier by the Rapid
Transit Commission. The action taken "yester
d..v doss not include the adoption of a plan for
ext?ndlr.g a subway down either William or
Nassau street.
The loop as proposed In Manhattan runs
from Park Row and Centre street north through
Centra street to Delar.cey. thence east to the
Clinton street approaches to the Williamsburg
bridge, a distance of 7.300 feet.
Comes from Connecticut Dan
ger Found Here, Says Dr. liensel.
(By I>'.ej7a:>h to The Tribune. 1
Wlnsted, Conn.. Jan. 2.1. — The Greenwoods
Ice Company, composed of Hartford capital
ists; headed by President Arnold of the Trout
Brook Ice Company, of Hartford, Is shipping
from twenty to twenty-five carloads of ice dally
from New Hartford to the American Ice Com
pany. In Now York City.
This Ice Is harvested from the Greenwoods
reservoir, in New Hartford, into which empties
nearly all of Winsted's sewage, after being
carried through rivers a dlHtance of between
nine and ten miles. An official of the Ice com
pany said to-night that ha thought about seven
hundred carloads, averaging twenty-five tons
to the car, had been shipped to the American
Ice Company already this winter.
Dr. Walter Eenael. of the Health Department,
said last night that he had no knowledge of the
various sources from which the American Ice
Company drew its supply of ice, and that it
would be impossible for the department to pass
upon the purity of ihme sources when distant
from the city. The department, he said, made
testa from time to time of the ice delivered to
consumers, but so far this season no serious
pollution had been discovered.
King Alfonso Offers Cup for Inter"
national Yachting.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune
Boston, Jan. 26. — Chairman Howard of tho
Eastern Yacht Club's regatta committee has
Just concluded his European trip In connection
with the Sonderklassa races at Kiel. He re
ports having a special audience with the King
of Spain, during which the latter offered to do
nate a special cup for races between American
Sonderklasse boats and Bpanlsh boats built
under the same rules and measurements. Mr.
Howard said:
The King Is eager to have American boats
come to Spain. He said he would like to have
u« Bend boats to San Sebastian for an Inter
national race, and assured ua tnat he would give
the prizes himself. He thought we might Bend
the same boats that we will use at Del, fol
lowing the matches there.
Laborers at Lakewood Estate Receive a 10
Per Cent Advance. ,
Lakewood. N. J.. Jan. 25 (Special).— Workmen
at John D. Rockefeller's home here have re
ceived an increase in wages of 10 per cent,
taking effect on January 1. They have here
tofore received $ 1 .V> a day for ten hours' work.
More than forty laborers are employed In
building roads, planting trees and repairing Mr.
Rockefeller's private golf course. The Rocke
feller estate here consists of six hundred acres.
Mr Rockefeller has planted more than one
thousand young evergreen tree* along the drive
ways, and last summer he personally super
intended the laying out of three miles of new
roads. Road making Is one of his bobbles.
I By Telegraph to Th* Tribune.]
Cleveland, Jan. — A fine wig ordered in
Purls by John D. Rockefeller during his trip
abroad last summer is held up In the customs
office here until the officials determine Its exact
value. The wig arrived in New York recently
from -Havre, and was forwarded to Cleveland.
According to the customs invoice, it was mod
estly billed as worth five francs.
Oualttv flrst and "■■'.- • elm in curing: FER
ms- Haras and. JJflcon— insist on this brand.— Advt.
To connect tha WWlamsburg and Brooklyn Bridga terminals. Approved by the Board of Estimate
and Apportionment. Dotted line shows proposed subway loop.
Slippery Streets Cause Many Ani
mals to Come to Grief.
A sudden drop In temperature yesterday
afternoon following the drizzle of the early
morning: covered the pavements throughout the
city with a thin Icy coating, which was exceed
ingly dangerous and annoying to horses. The
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ani
mals had one of the busiest days of the winter
caring for horses Injured >n the slippery up
grades. Over six hundred horses fell and were
more or leas Injured, In Manhattan alone.
Twenty of these were taken In ambulances to
the society's hospitals for treatment. Tha eo
clety had eight ambulances and a dozen sand
wagons moving constantly through tha d%y In
Manhattan, and was barely able to meet the
demands for assistance.
The sudden drop In temperature gave drivers
and horse owners no time to prepare the animals
for slippery streets. The carriage horses suf
ferer! almost as badly as the animals attached
to heavy trucks. The Kivatept trouble occurred
on the grades, particularly at Bowling Green,
where no f*nvr than eight hor«»s frll within an
Although there is no grade at th» Intersection
of Fifth avenue and 23d street, the congestion
at that point brought many teams to" a sudden
halt, end more horses were thrown there than
In any other section of the -city.
Capricious January, after twenty-five day* of
fluctuating temperature, caused the official
thermometer to add yesterday a few more acro
batic feats to Its versatile record. After send
ing th« mercury down to zero on Thursday. Just
to show New Yorker* that zero weather was
■till a possibility la thin city. Mr. Boreas re
leased his thumb from the tube, and up went
the temperatures to the 22 above mark. Tills
little slniplo twist of the wrist feat on the part
of Mr. Boreas occurred at 8 a. m.. and after re
covering from the amazement of his real ability
he turned on tho fine rain 6hower faucet, and
wet the crisp, ilry pavements until they be
came thoroughly sloppy. Not content with this
mischief, he ordi red a little more heat turned
on, and by noon the mercury hovered at 30 de
grees above zero.
Traffic about the bay got on too well to please
Mr. Boreas, so he opened up the fog valves until
the harbor became enveloped In a dirty cray
mist. .
Commission Reports Favorably on
Havana Doctor's Treatment.
Havana, Jan. 'S>.~ A commission nppointed by
the government has turned in a, report to the
effect that Dr. Matins Ihiuue, who Is In charge
of the Hospital for Contagious Lrtseafies. proba
bly has discovered a cure for leprosy. Two
lejiers were turned over to the doctor several
years ago for experimental purposes, and to-day
these persons have no exterior traces of the
disease, and are gaining notably In weight. Sev
eral other cased treated by L>r. Duque are In
various «tagen of improve ment. Dr. Duque's
experiments: have been along the line of what
he terms the "red mangrove tree" treatment.
Italian Answers Demand for $50
with Revolver Shot.
When he refused* a Black Hand demand for
$50, Nicola Marra, of No. 139 Mulberry street,
wan murderously attacked last night by a man
who slashed him In the neck with a razor.
While defending himself. Marra drew a revolver
and fired three shots at his assailant, killing
him Instantly.
The tragedy occurred at 49th street and First
avenue, one of the thickly populated Italian sec
tions of the city, and the panic following tho
crime made necessary the calling out of the re
serves of the East 61st street station to prevent
further trouble.
Provision Depots Burned — Twenty
Soldiers Hurt — Ten Arrested.
Toulon. Jan. 25. — The provision depots of the
government here were destroyed by fire to-night.
The damage Is placed at $200,000. Twenty of
the men engaged In fighting the flames were
mon or less Injured before the fire was put out.
A regiment of colonial Infantry was called out
to assist In tho work. Ten soldiers of this regi
ment were arrested for pilfering from the burned
Passes a Bad Night — Condition
Rather Discouraging.
Oleaii, N. V., Jan. 25. — Dr. Hibbard said, after
a call on ex-Governor Higgins at 10 o'clock to
night, that the patient had lost very little ground
since morning. He will not sec him again until
to-morrow, unless summoned by the nurse.
After his morning call, the doctor said the
patient was net so well, having passed a bad
night. At th« house it was said at 4 o'clock.
p. m., that his condition was rather discourag
ing. .
Try Gold & Black Isabel I,'S & I Crown Sherrlei
of A. It. Kuli 4 Hermanos, Jerez. Spain.— Advt.
Buys 2£oo Acres at $3,000,000 and
Will Ask Congress for Harbor.
[By Te!MT«t>h to Th« Tribune. 1
Chicago. Jan. 25.— The United States Bteel
Corporation has Just closed the purchase t>t
2.500 acres of land in the new town of Gary.
comprising the remainder of what l» known as
the Packer tract, for $3,000,000.
It Is the largest purchase in connection with
the operations of the steel corporation at that
place, and Its acquirement gives the company
eight thousand acres of land upon which to
build Its industrial city, which, when completed,
it is now believed, will represent an Investment
of 575.000/JOO.
Its acquirement Is the result of the broad
ening scope of the company's plans, and nego
tiations have been under way with Armour A
Co.. Bwlft & Co. and Morris & Co.. the owners,
for some time past.
The property acquired Is on both sides of the
Calumet River. The west tract will be used for
railroad purposes, while that on the east side,
comprising about I,!WX) acres, probably will be
used for town purposes. The ground north of
the river in all three tracts will be used as a
site for the company's plant.
The company, it is said, may bring In the Belt
road, elevating It over the surface tracks, and
also the Indiana Harbor Railroad. The Calumet
River, which runs In a tortuous course. la to be
straightened and other extensive public works
undertaken. Including a harbor for which Con
gress will be asked for an appropriation.
The Packer tract was acquired in 1891. when
it was given out that owing to the unsatls' ■:•
tory attitude of the roads the packing firms in
terested would move their plants to the new
site. Satisfactory arrangements subsequently
were made with the roads, however, and the
moving never took place.
As indicating how land values are Jumping In
the new town it Is said that the Schlltz Brewing
Company recently paid $12,000 for a fifty-foot
lot in Broadway Just outside the prohibition dls
Blizzard in Northwest Demoralizes
Traffic and Defies Crcxis.
\ By Tel»«r»ph to The Tribune. ]
Lakota, N. I>.. Jan. -5. — There are nineteen
locomotives and snow ploughs burled under
great drifts of snow between Doyone and Mapea,
a distance of fourteen miles, more than one
locomotive and snow plough to the mile. They
are all useless for want of coal, and It probably
will be another week before they are released.
The railway company concentrated all Its
energy on opening its branch, and it was nearly
accomplished when the blizzard of Tuesday
filled all the cuts and the locomotives could go
neither forward or backward.
The engine crews have been on the verge of
starvation, except where they may have stopped
opposite farmers' homes. Supplies have been
sent to them by men on snowshoes. The crews
have also suffered greatly from the cold. The
Oriental Transcontinental Limited train, which
has been stalled here for three days, got away
to-day for the Pacific Coast. The eastbound
trains are here to-night waiting the clearing of
the road.
It has been rumored that a dozen homestead
ers have perished from the cold, and oldtlmers
say the death list from this cause will exceed
three score. The actual "loss of life will not be
known until the enow melts and the roads be
come passable.
Bt. Paul. Jan. 25.— A1l the branch Hues of the
Great Northern Tacltlc aid "Soo" roads are
tied up. Trains on some of these lines "have
not been running sinco December 21. provisions
and fuel are exhausted, and the towns are ap
pealing to the railroads for aid. The tempera
ture from North Dakota to Bt. Paul ratines
from 40 below zero at Devil's Lake to 19 below
at St. Paul.
English Capitalists Close Contract
with Newfoundland.
St. John's, N. F.. Jan. 2T..— English capitalists
have closed a contract with the government of
Newfoundland for a fast transatlantic steam
ship line to run between a port on the Irish
coast and St. John's. The steamers are to make
twenty-two knots an hour. The colony Is to
grant the company a subsidy of JTSjOOO a year.
An enactment confirming this contract will be
introduced In the colonial legislature during the
session which will open on February 7.
Four Earth Tremors Noted at Mid
dletown, N. Y.—FeU for Jo Miles.
Middletown. N. V.. Jan. 25.— Four earth trem
ors, distinct and severe enough to cause build
ings to tremble and startle the occupants, were
felt in this city and vicinity to-day. TJhe vibra
tions were first credited to blasting operations,
but upon inquiry it could not be learned that
any wprk requiring the use of explosives waa
being done near by.
Reports received indicate that the tremors
were perceptible at many points within a radius
of fifteen miles of this city In Orange and Sul
livan counties.
"It* pwrit/ has ma 4« it famous."— Advt.
Bangs Eliminated— Another Chance
for Oliver.
fTrora The Trtbun* Bureau.]
Washington. Jan. 23.— government may
decide to construct the Panama Canal Itself,
thus abandon Ins; the scheme of Chairman Shonts
to do the work through a contractor. Before a
decision to this effect Is reached, however. It Is
probable that all the bids now before the Canal
Commission will be rejected, and new bids asked.
The proposition of Oliver & Bangs to build tho
canal for C*; per cent of the total estimated cost
has been definitely rejected. Should one of the
new bids meet all the requirements, an award
would, of course, bo made, but experience with
the present bidders has not only led the admin
istration practically to decide that all the pres
ent bids must be rejected, but to fear that tha
government may have to abandon the schema of
employing any contractor.
The President and the Secretary of War held j
a conference on canal affairs after 6 o'clock this j
evening, and the subject was also discussed at
to-day's Cabinet meeting, but no definite de- j
ctslon. even to advertise for n«*w bids, has yet
been reached, although that such a course will !
prove necessary la the present expectation of
those charged with the responsibility of award-
Ing the contract.
The President and his advisers attach the ut- j
meet Importance to the necessity of obtaining
an absolutely trustworthy contractor, one who
has ample financial resources, and who takes the
contract at a percentage which will avoid all
Icjs, as It Is appreciated that a contractor who
is losing money Is the most unsatisfactory per
son possible to deal with. The view Is taken
that the actual percentage Is a matter of less
Importance than the absolute responsibility of
the contractor.
The association of contractors whose bid has
received the greatest consideration next to that
of Oliver & Bangs is the MacArthur-GiUesple
company, which offered to do the work for 12Vg
per cent. This percentage is regarded as too
high, although the financial backing of this
company la regarded as satisfactory. This con
cern Is understood to have intimated that were
a second opportunity to bid afforded, it would
shave Us bid to at least 10 per cent, and possibly
less. Mr. Oliver is said to have Intimated that
if he has an opportunity he will form a new
association with financial backing: entirely sat
isfactory to the commission, and It Is therefore
probable that new bids will be called for.
It is rumored In some quarters that Mr. Oliver
will form a new association and submit a new
bid. If he has an opportunity to do so. and
that in this way be may be able to obtain the
contract to which his bid of 6\ per cent would
have entitled him had other features of the
proposition proved satisfactory.
There is also an Intimation that the North
American Dredging: Company, of Los Angeles,
which offered to do the work for 28 per cent,
appreciated tfeat ft aimed entirely too high and
would like an opportunity to submit a lower
figure, while the suggestion has been made that
Mr. Oliver, by forming an association with this
company, might be able to comply with all the
requirements of the government.
One fact has Impressed Itself on those who
have had to do with the consideration of the
bids, and that is that no contractor can afford to
do th<* work as reasonably as the government
can do It Itself. The reasons for this are
obvious. In addition to what might be termed a
legitimate profit, a private contractor must tn
crease his percentage for every risk he is obliged
to incur, and while the commission has sought to
devise a contract which would reduce the risks
to a minimum it ts Impossible to eliminate the
element entirely. Moreover, the gigantic size of
the undertaking and the necessity of demand
ing of the contractor a bond of $2,000,000 to pro
tect the government from loss, will apparently
compel any contractor who undertakes the work
to make some division of his profits with his
bondsmen, and this, too, will compel some In
crease of the percentage.
But Nrtt for Relationship to Gay nor,
It Is Said.
.IBjr Th« Aaaoclatvd Preaa.]
Washington. Jan. 23.— As a result of an ex
tended conference at the White House to-night
.t was decided to reject th« bid of Oliver *
Bangs, who propose to complete the construc
tion of the Panama Canal for rt.TS per cent of
the total estimated cost. In so far as Anson M.
Bangs, of New York City, is concerned.
The fact that the MacArthur-OlUesple Com
pany, of New York, whose bid for the construc
tion of the canal was 12 5 per cent, was repre
sented at the conference leads many of the in
terested persons to believe that a combination
may be formed between that firm and Mr.
Oliver. It Is known that the MacArthur-Gil
lesple syndicate has convinced President Roose
velt and Secretary Tuft of Its financial re
sponsibility, and after a most thorough inves
tigation the Canal Commission officials have ex
pressed the belief that Mr. Oliver is able to
carry out his end of the agreement, and there
probably would have been no question as to
awarding the contract to Oliver & Bangs had
the credentials presented by Mr. Bangs proved
as satisfactory to the officials here as those
furnished by Mr. Oliver.
Secretary Taft to-morrow will make known
to Mr. Oliver the decision that has been reached,
and if the arrangement Is satisfactory to Mr.
Oliver he probably will have several days In
which to arrange a satisfactory agreement with
tho MacAxthur-Ulllespte company or some other
contractor who can deposit the required cash
Mr. Oliver left here for New York to-night,
and it is said by his representatives that he will
submit a proposition to the MacArthur-Gilles
pie Company to Join him in making a proposal
to the Canal Commission in place of the bid sub
mitted under the arm name of Oliver A Bang*.
It is also said that a compromise arrangement
will be considered by the commission, provided
Oliver succeeds in ma kins; a satisfactory ar
rangement with tho MacArthur-GUlespie Com
pany, to pay 0 per cent of tho total cost for tho
construction of the canaL Mr. Bangs has been
informed of tho decision of tho rnmmlseton and
has gone to New York.
Anson M. Bangs was the contractor for tho
goo Canal locks. He Is president of the Federal
Construction Company, cf New York City, which
is capitalized at $2,000.1)00. The board of di
rectors of that company consists of Anson M.
Bangs. John F. Donovan and James Hughes.
Mr. Bangs Is a brother-in-law of John F. Gay
nor. of the firm of Greene A Qaynor. who were
Implicated with Captain O. M. Carter In tho
Savannah harbor engineering frauds case. This
fact, however. It Is said, had no influence with
the canal commission In rejecting Mr. Bangs
as joint contractor with Mr. Oliver.
that mad* tb« highball famous.— A4vt.
Case Adjourned to Monday IT is
Relatives Cool to Wife.
«*£E MiNO B. SMITH, broker. No. 253 W.st
111 th street; married. Foreman.
GEORGE PFAFF. dealer in hardware and
machinery supplies, No. 122 Centre street; mar
ried. Juror 2.
GEORGE H. FECKE. manager, No. €01 West
135 th street; married. Juror 3.
ARTHUR S. CAMPBELL, toneral superin
tendent. No. 823 West End avenue; married.
Juror 4-
HENRY C. HARNEY. manager of a -plan*
warehouse. Brook avenue and 132 d street- mar
ried. Juror 5.
HAROLD R. FAIRE. broker. No. 21 Manhat
tan avenue; single. Juror 6.
MALCOLM S. ****** salesman. No. 14?
West 123 th street; married. Juror 7.
After seven Jurors had been obtained to. try
Harry Kendall Thaw for the murder of nisnUsjsl
White Justice Fitzgerald yesterday edjourn»4
court until Monday morning.
One talesman. Harold R. Falre. a broker, us!
No. 21 Manhattan avenue, passed iinsfsUftssl
through the fire of questions asked by tho Dis
trict Attorney and Thaw's lawyers at tho morn*
In* session, and was sworn in as juror C In
the afternoon Malcolm S. Fraser. a salesman, of
No. 142 West 128 th street, was equally masse
ful. and became Juror 7. That was tho eons)
total of the day's work.
As on previous days, most of tho taleazaest
ere primed with excuses. Their desire to osm
cape from serving was apparent. if they hasl
rot formed an opinion of th» case which wovla)
warp their Judgment— very "many of then
confessed they had— knew some one con*
nected with it or had business relations with
White's firm. Fifty-one men were examined
yesterday, and 101 in the three days, one morej
I than the half of the special panel of two nun*
! dred.
To show the extreme care with which th«
Thaw Jury is being picked, it was recalled yea*
terday that the entire Jury of the second MolN
I neux trial, in 1302. was chosen in four days*
only one day more than has been ppent in pick-
Ing half the Thaw Jury.
The Jury for the first trial of Nan Patterson
was picked in three days; it took four days ns
get the second Jury, and the third Jury was)
Picked in only two days.. A jury to try Patricia,
in 1902, was found in three days, the same titn*
being taken to get the Jury box full for the Tor*
! ranova case, the defence of which was emotional
The rumored coolness between Mr*. Wllliana
Thaw, the prisoner's mother, and Mrs. Evelyn
Thaw, his wife, was very apparent yesterday
Mrs. Evelyn Thaw and her constant companion*
Miss May Mackenzie, were already In their ■oats)
when Mrs. William Thaw and her daughter*
Mrs. Georga Lauder Carnegie, arrived. Mr%
William Thaw bowed so frigidly to her daush*
ter-fn-law that one would have thought the?
were the merest acquaintances. Mrs. fern—la
did not bow at all. Mrs. W. Thaw, however, sat
beside Mrs. Evelyn Thaw, and once or twice
during tho morales spoke to her. The conver
sation was brief and lacking in cordiality. ! In,
the afternoon a vacant chair was between then
and there was no conversation. Just after ad*
journment for the day Mrs. Evelyn Thaw wen*
back of the Jury box to talk to John D. Gleasor,
of counsel for the defence. leaving 1 Miss Mac
kenzie alone. Mrs. Carnegie. who was seated]
nearest to Miss Mackenzie, Immediately turned
her back, and remained in that position until
about to leave.
The Countess of Yarmouth was again absent
from court yesterday. It is declared that she lei
opposed to the presence of Miss Mackenzie andl
has remained away on that account. She is)
said to have a slight cold, not severe enough,
however, to keep her Indoors. Much of the)
coolness shown by Thaw's family to his wife is
beliaveil to be due to her friendship for Miss)
The ordeal through which the accused mtnl|
wife is passing becomes more marked each dajfc
Yesterday she wore a blue veil, which accenrise
tttcJ the lines of hi ins; in her features. 1*
the dull morning light she looked as If ah* had,
passed a sleepless, tearful night. Her yes war*
surrounded by heavy, dark rings, her lips were)
swollen, her cheeks colorless. In the last mont||
or two she has become much thinner, and >••♦*'
terday she looked on the verge of collapse.
Mrs. Carnegie also showed that she was sails*
fering. Hollow eyed, pale and weary looking*
the strain of the trial has already left its marksl
upon her. Mrs. W. Thaw, the stout heart «4
mother, bears up bravely under the strain, bus)
during the afternoon she frequently wiped has)
eyes. A3 If there had come to her a keener sen**,
of the danger to her wayward son. . *
In contrast to the general dejection of th«
women were the appearance and manner 08)
Thaw. He entered and left court with sprightly
step, head erect, shoulders thrown back &.nd ate
together an air of hdi>e, even of confidence. He)
had plenty of color in his face, his eyes wersj
bright and he looked In splendid health. Wo*
quently during the day he chatted with h! ' cosjss*
set and smiled or laughed, evidently much at hi*
ease. *
None of the four women left the bulldtas; £ur«
Ing the noon recess, but ate the luncheon whlosl
they had brought with them In an anteroom,
Mrs. Evelyn Thaw carried a patent Isetnos)
satchel. Mrs. "William Thaw had a neatly tie 4
box and Mrs. Carnegie also had a small pa ■-***<*
The women ate alone, while Josiah and EUsj as %
Thaw went to a restaurant.
When Thaw entered court In the ruorr.tr.? fi#
stopped as he reached his mother' aid* an A
shook her hand. For the others ho had saill&iv
At night, when court had been adjourned. a*>
leaned over with his arm on her shoulder and)
kissed her. After a moment's conversation ho)
kissed her again, and nodding a quick goodbye
to tho others walked out with his customary
brisk step. The coolness between mother and
wife was once more shown Just after adjourn
ment, when Mrs. Thaw Interrupted a confer-*
enco her daughter- was havmsj with -Mr.
Delroa* of counsel. In tones of cold politeness)
she said:
"Pardon me for Interrupting' you.**
Mrs. William Thaw then asked the lawy- -<s
call on her to-morrow.
The first talesman who in "any way mattmmt]
even Indirectly an opinion In the case was Tames)
M. Keteham. a travelling salesman : for th«
S prague Electric Company. .
When Mr. Jerome asked him: "DM you IbbjbJ
Stanford ' Whiter* tho talesman" quickly asm
swsred: "I am pleased to say I did not.'*.'' '?
The reply caused a hum of conversation whiosi
Leaves New York by special: Pullman irate T«ttm
rnurv S. via Pennsylvania, nailroart.; Rate," Hs. coy«
•re all necessary »i - — ■- r.-iclin< ««t on «T»aa*
stand r to-«vt«w»the', p*a«4n« i paignii ?»• w«r*S)
•bout hot»l •ccca«no<l*tlon«.— Aart : i

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