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Y ou LX\ r I y° 22.006.
FOR AN IRISH COUNCIL
yor ICE OF BIRRELL BILL.
Elective Members to Predominate — -
To Reins-late Evicted Tenants.
I^or.Jon, Feb. 14. — Fallowing closely upon his
announcement yesterday of the intention of the
•pirernment to Introduce ■ measure to improve
the government of Ireland, Auguftine Blrrell,
ChW BeT'-tary for Ireland, pave formal notice
to-day that a bill <# to establish an Irish Council,
and for other purposes connected therewith,
tvouM be introduced. Thus the Liberal govern
ment I* keeping: Its promise to the Nationalists to
plare Irish station to the forefront lln the
prevent session of Parliament.
The wording of this formal notice caused no
vrise. aP j t had be< ti understood for pome
time pas* lhat thp establishment «>f an Irish
Council wa* contemplated, but the announce
ment to-day was the first official confirmation
thereof. One of the most difficult details which
far^d the government was whether the council
rijould be elected or nominated. In the original
draft of this Mil. an entirely nominative body
•mas prorwt. «>ut John E. Redmond, the Irish
leader, rejected this as useless i nd as a proposal
which he and the other Irish leaders could not
cU pport.
fi .- of which Mr. Rlrr<^!l has now given
jiotlre. alth'ougb all the details have not yet been
jnafie jmiMlc. will provide for a council. In which
tJif elective element will predominate, A num
tieref nominative members are retained in order
to plarat* m Liberals, who are opposed to an
entirely representative body. It is understood
also thai this council will have extensive ad
ministrative powers, but Its right to legislate
will be limited.
Thf* feature has been accepted by the Irish
leaders. Nothing definite is known as to the
amount of financial control to be intrusted to
the council, but to satisfy Irishmen this will
have to be large. There is no doubt that the
powers now centred iB numerous boards con
trolling the administration of Ireland will be
handed over to the council.
T!::p proposed measure was a subject of much
:n ihe lobbies of the House of Cora-
A large majority of the mem-
Bt of th« Intentions of the Cab
inet, ar.d th~ leaders who have been taken Into
the confidence of the government are pledged to
secrecy. Flprasing m the House this evening
rrell said the question of the restoration
•ted tenants to their homes was one of
I urtance and one that brooked of no
delay. He referred to the action of Lord Olan
in rf-'upirs to reinstate the tenants on
and blnted that It wouid be quite
ible To take over the administration of
<> In conclusion the Chief Secretary
' Ireland pledged the government to take ef
f ■'.-.*■ measures to secure the reinstatement of
I trnants.
The House then took up the discussion of an
amendment in favor of reinstating evicted ten
ants. Mr. Birrell spoke again, and promised
measures satisfactory to the Irish party. He
khen made the actual announcement of his in
tention to introduce a bill to deprive Lord
Clar.ricaxde of the management of his Irish
estates on_.t * ground of his lordship's ineom
p*tency. and to hand over the management to a
commission appointed especially for th%, pur
pose, which would act for the best Interests of
The landlord, the tenants and Ireland itself. Mr.
Birrell used the strongest language In describ- f
Ing Lord Clanrlcarde's mismanagement, declar
ing It, among other things, to be "shocking. "
Walter Hume Long. speaking on behalf of the
Irish Unionists, expressed the approval of Mr.
BlrreH's attitude on this matter, and said he
hoped It would Induce Lord Clanricarde to be
stir himself and obviate the need of such a spe
cial measure.
GOVERNMENT AVOIDED" DEFEAT.
But Close Vote Showed Spirit of Indepen
dence in Liberal Rank*.
London. Feb. 34. — Against the advice of the
go-.ernment. the House of Commons to-day de
cided by 102 to 190 votes to refuse a new writ
for the election of ■ member of Parliament to
represent Mr. Williamson, Conservative and
tariff reformer, who was unseated as the result
of charges of corruption on the part of his
e?er.t«>. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr.
■As-juith. and the Attorney General, Sir J. Law
ion "Walton, supported the motion to grant a
r.f--.K writ, but many Liberals considered that
Ike period of disfrancbtoement of the constitu
ency should be prolonged, and Mr. Asqulth an
roiinr-ed that the government would leave the
question to the judgment of the House. In this
TJifinn^r the ministry avoided a direct defeat,
though the vota Indicated a spirit of indepen
fonnp in the Liberal ranks.
MR. LAUTERBACH KNOCKED DOWN.
* Lawyer Has Narrow Escape When Horse
Steps on His Foot in New Street.
Edward Laut»rbach. the lawyer, was run down
lin New street yesterday afternoon and narrow
ly escaped serious injury. One of a span of
horses attached to a roach stepped on his foot,
Bn<J he was severely shaken up.
The !>r<>k-«« driver was trotting his horses
through New j«T»>'-.t Mr Lauterbnch was In
p crowd, and r>A<i not notice the rapid approach.
Or.<? horw struck him. stepped on his foot.
knocked off his silk hat :Ttid sent him to his
knees. The crowd "passed" the driver for his
csirt\eF£r.e?n, and tried to Induce the lawyer to
make a complaint. Mr. Laut*rbarh paid he was
In a treat hurry, and refused to take this nd
vi i
POLITICS IN PHILIPPINES.
Active Campaign Under Way — Plans of
Parties.
Manila. Feb. 1 . roe entire archipelago is
Uim-.j by the pending political campaign. There
k an exodus of politicians from Manila, as the
(Wtioh law requires a residence In the prov
inces for candidate* for the Assembly. The gov
♦fniri'-nt party lias reorganized as the National
Progressive*. Dominador Gomez ami some
prominent Filipinos have formed the Union Na
tional j>atty out of several immediate Indepen
dence organizations. Tii<- Union Nationals rec
ognize the present Inability of the Filipinos t/>
<arry on seif-govenunetit, but ask that a dell
tiit*i policy lx- declared toward th'= Philippines,
having in view future absolute Independence.
Gomez scored a victory in the special election
for Governor of Cavtte" The campaign Is active
la every province.
FLORIDA'S FAMOUS TRAINS.
i Is P. M , 9:55 A. M. and 9:25 P. M Unexcdl-'l ser
vice via. Pmam A- Atlantic Coast Kit"-- R. R. Florida
JxJormaU'Jii &ur«tu, B'way, cor. ZOih Hi.— Advt.
T"-il;ty. fnir and colder.
To-morrow, fair: Bsithwest wind*.
MISSING BANKER CLEW.
BIT OFFICIALS ARE MUM.
New Britain's Brink Ijisz Said To Be
$Goo>,ooo Warrant Issued.
New Britain, Conn., Feb. 14. A clew to the
whereabouts of William F. Walker, the missing
treasurer of the Savings Bank of New Britain,
was received from New York Into to-day by the
bank directors, but none ■ f them would indi
c;n«' M-hat it was. No clew a.s t.« the missing
securities has been found, in spite of a very
active search In New Fork and several other
<"i t ;. s Th.c bank situation apparently rests on
tho apprehension <>f Walker, for the run of de
rs has ended and the institution practi
cally could resume business without delay.
\ report that a portion of the securities had
been Found resolved it«.-lf Into the fact that
$45,000 worth of bonds were on deposit In a
Now York bank, but these were allowed for In
striking: the balance j-est^nlny to determine the
actual shortage, which ronmin^ un. hanged at
Th<» board of directors of the bank met this
evening. Nearly every member fe^ls certain
that a large portion of the mlsslns securities
will be secured intact. The belief is held that a
greater portion of them has been hypothecated
and not sold outright. The committee of the
directors who went to New York seemed to be
convinced that if the bonds had been sent
TTILLIAM F. WALKHV
Missing treasurer of the New Britain (Conn.) Sav
ings Bank.
through the customary channels of exchange
some trace of them would have been found be
fcir« this. Up to the time th" message was re
ceived from N«-w York this afternoon the di
rectors positively declared that they did not
have the least id. a of Walker's .movements since
last Sunday.
The developments of the day were that Prose
cuting Attorney Mitchell drew up a warrant
for the arrest of Walker on the charge of appro
priating to his own use two bonds of $ 1,000 eax-h
belonging to tho bank, and sent Chief of Police
Rawllngrs to New York to Inform the police
there of the fact that the ml using treasurer was
wanted on a criminal charge. Many persons
have asked Mayor Landers why the directors of
the bank have not Issued a statement covering
the entire situation, and It Is understood that the
Mayor has suggested to the directors that they
owed It to tho credit of New Britain to make a
frank and unqualified report of tha situation.
It has been ascertained that Walker hud sev
eral outside business Investments, and that ha
had some outstanding notes which bear tha in
dorsement of local business men. Recently, (a
a business transaction In which he was called
upon to Kettle an account, he is said to have
asked for further time, owing to the fact that he
was pressed for money just then.
With approximately $40,000 missing from the
Baptist Convention funds, the defalcation of
PHILIP CORBIN.
President of the wrecked New Britain (Conn.)
Savings Hank.
Walker appears to exceed $600,000. The only
realty that he bad was his home, which was
■— rniwrt for $3,000, and against this an attach
ment for $600,000 was levied to-day in favor of
the bank.
Governor Rollln I- Woodruff nai<l to-day that
he- baa no power to remove Hank Kxamlner
l from office on the ground of negligence,
as requested by Mayor Landers. "In common
with the people of Connecticut, l feel tho mls
fortune of tins »w Britain affair keenly, and
officially and personally I ahall give all the as
sistant- in my power to restore public < onfl
and give adequate punishment to all who
have been guilty of misconduct or neglect," the
i,i. Rumors of Mr. Kendall's prob
able resignation are In general circulation, al
■ i,. declared to-day that he "would not
resign under fln
Heart failure, caused, it was .said, by excite
ment over the case, resulted last night in the
deatb of Moses Seymour Austin, a wealthy re-
I niilinurd on M-rimri page
TOURS TO FLORIDA
Vis Pennsylvania RsUrosd, February P -md March
.", iitii- ISO • i i:''.i- ■■■■■ 111* and return. Include*
all expenses whil». tra\.«-ilmc en special train. In
dependent travel In Florida.— Advt.
NEW- YORK. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 15. 1907. -FOURTEEN PAGES.-byTh.^WSiia.u-. PRICE THREE CENTS.
RUIN'S OF DAIMLER MOTOR FACTORY, LONG ISLAND CITY, BURNED YESTERDAY.
MOTOR PLANT BURKED.
Daimler Comvanu Loses Mann Cars
and Designs in Fire.
The Daimler Motor Company's plant in the
Stelnway section of Long Island City was totally
destroyed by fire early yesterday, the loss being
•400,000. Two hip racing 1 cars were among the
machines destroyed. There were eight com
pletely finished machines In the wardroom at
the tlmo the fire broke out, and forty which were
unfinished in other parts of the building. All
were , destroyed. The company also lost many
valuable designs of motors and parts of automo
biles.
The fire broke nut at half-past four o'clock
yesterday morning, anil before the firemen got
there had swept across the entire plant. Bat
talion Chief Lally ami his men fought hard, but
the flames had gained such headway that th»
best they could do was to prevent them from
spreading to a row of houses near by. At on*
time It seemed as If the fire would spread to this
row, and the tenants were ordered out of bed.
They stood in the street for nearly half an hour
before it was thought safe to let them go in
again.
The watchman of th« plant, William Shelly, Is
mlsslnsr. It is supposed ]i* was frightened when
the fire broke out and ran boms He lives some
where in Manhattan. The Daimler company wai
organized fifteen years agio, nnd until the
automobile nigo was principally engage.)
In turning out motor boats. Three hundred and
twenty-five men were employed In tho plant it
was announced last night that tha company
would rebuild.
BURGLARS CROSS ROOFS.
Frightened Away from Scuttle, They
Alarm Whole Muck.
Two burglars wJie> tried to pry open ihe scuttle
on th* jt>of of the home of iirs. J. H. Wolff, No.
31 West Mth street, last night caused s wild
soars In the houses <>t wealthy residents In the
vicinity. The thieves escaped over the roofs of
adjoining houses.
Tho Wolff family were at dinner when a
peculiar noise was beard from the top floor of
tho houHt-. A servant went up. anil reported that
a band of men was trying, to for pen the scut
tle.
The police of the East 51st street station wore
sailed, and three patrolmen were sent to the
house. They ran to the roof and found the
scuttle door open. There were no burglars In
sight, but the officers saw the footprints of two
ir:«-n leading across the ii;its toward Sixth ave
nue.
Many heard the men running across their
roofs. Thlp gave rise to the rumor that a band
of thieves was making :i raid
FOUR CHILDREN DIE IN FLAMES
Father and One Child Jump from Window
Mother Was Away
BrldßevilJf, Del., Feb. U. Four of I Johnson's
children, ranging from two to ten years old,
Tver* burned to death to-day in a flr«* which de
stroyed their home. The family was asleep ■■■>
the second floor when tho flre, which started on
the first floor, was discovered. Tho flames had
gained such headway that only Johnson and his
oldest child managed to escape by Jumping: from
a seoond story window. The father made an at
tempt to rescue the four children, but was
driven back by the flames. Mrs. Johnson, the
mother of the children, was at the homo of a
neighbor when the fire started.
BERESFORD TO COMMAND.
Arrangement with the Admiralty Satisfac
tory to Him.
London, Feb. 14.— 1t was learned to-day that
the semi-official statement of yesterday to the
effect that Admiral Ixml Charles Beresford, who
Is at present In the United States, declined to
accept the command of the Channel fleet, re
ferred to the time before the admiral left Bng
land, and that since then art arrangement with
the Admiralty satisfactory to I^ord Reresford
haw iiftn reached.
CHILD ARRAIGNED FOR MURDER.
; By Telegraph to TIM Tribunal
Gulfport, Miss., Feb. 14.— "Fred" Blankenshlp,
nine years old, who has been In Jail twelve months,
was arraigned before it Jury to-day on an Indict
ment charging htm with the murder of George Jen
kins, ten years old, whom he killed while at play
In Wiggins, near here. Two lawyers were engaged
by the boy's parents to defend him.
SUMMER DAYS IN CRIPPLE CREEK.
' [By Telegraph to Th« Trlbuß". 1
Cripple Creek, Colo., Fob. 14.— The weather here
Is phenomenal at this time of the year. At noon
to-day the thermometer registering M lies. I
above zero In the, fun and 67 degrees in the shade.
There was Just enough breeze from the south to
make It like a summer day. There has been little
change in temperature sine* the first of the month,
and it lias not been necessary to wear winter cloth
ing even at nignt.
STORM FOLLOWS SPOT.
Pittsbtirg Visited by Predicted Elec
trical Disturbances.
[By T»l*«T«.pli to Tt>« Trtbun*. 1
PlttsTiurg. Feb. 14. — The prediction of John
Brashear, director of the Allegheny Observatory,
that unusual electrical disturbances would follow
the spots on the sun, which, he discovered yester-
HOW Tim STTN* SPOT LOOKS THROUGH
SMOKED GLASS.
day, came true to-day when a heavy bltssard
and snowstorm, fcceompanled by thumler and
llghtr* ■ broke over .PUtsburg. The police and
nr.i telegraph systems were rendered useless.
the llgl-.tnlng striking the «
The I'nitPd States weather observer, Mr.
wttt, ari.i Mr Braahear conferred with
each other ■ lophone during the storm
while their assistants made observations. Both
are of the opinion that the phenomenon to
day was due entirely to the sun .spots. Mr.
Brashear i lain in^ that so soon i» the earth
cams in dlr<»- t tine with the spots the effects
would be •■
Mr Brashear read I eni made to-day
by Professor VerllL of Yale, that seismic dis
turbances In the W-ft Indies would follow th»
discovery of the sun spots. When asked to
make a statement regarding the disturbances
to-<l;±y. he
There is no man who can predict m. earth
quake Scientists have been unable to trace
uptlons and earthquake
storms.
l believe the I electrical disturbances to
day were due to the iun spots, bu< was unable
•■ further observations because of the
cloudy atmosphere. The temperature was too
low, however, for the usual electrical storms.
The upper atmosphere became charged with
from the sun spots,
and became unbalanced. The spots shot
discernible until Sunday afternoon or Monday
morning.
At noon win spot, which Is IlS.tWn
30,00(1 miles wide, covering »m
ares of aboul 3. 540.000.000 square miles, was dl
rectly facing the earth This Bpot is very active.
Taking these facts Into consideration, 11 is not
bard for one to stretch his Imagination and con
nect the cause of to-day's disturbance with the
nun spot Then again, there Is a white line.
>ii. out iimmmi miles long, runntng through the
spot, and. In my belief, this white line is re
ble foi conditions to-day, and any addi
tional phenomena which are likely to follow.
The temperature In this city has fallen ~'\ de
expectatlon or ipn> conditions
ii' fore midnight
ITS A GOOD OLD SUN SPOT SO FAR
Many Times as Big as the Earth, but Has
Not Done Any Damage Here.
Astronomers throughout the country watched
with Interest the huge sun spot which appeared
yesterdaj and uh«> first observed by Professor
John A Brashear, of tho Allegheny Observatory,
at Plttsburg. Tho «pot In the largest that has
nppenred In some years, and It was expected
that it would cause some atmospheric disturb
ances, but none had been heard from In the
metropolitan district up to last night
In length the spot Is nearly fifteen tlin<M the
diameter of the esirth, and yesterday morning
could have turn seen with tho naked eye. It
was computed to be $118,000 miles in length and
80,000 miles wide, covering an area of about 8.
540,000.000 square miles.
Professor n. Jacoby, head of Columbia's de
partment, said yesterday afternoon: "Astrono
mers have no generally accepted theory as to the
cause and nature of sun spots, but some con
nection with terrestrial phenomena surely cxl.stb,
because the curves representing the frequency of
magnetic storms and of the aurora borealla are
practically identical with the curve of sun spot
frequency. Perhaps the best way to observe this
.spot with the tiaked eye 1h to examine tho sun's
surface through a piece of smoked glass. The
spot is ho conspicuous that it will l>u visible
plainly at the first glanco."
A. . onliiiK to Dr. S. A. Mitchell, of the Colum
bia astronomical laboratory, the epot is sure to
uffect atmospheric conditions to some extent.
Dr. Mitchell salii: "Every eleven and one-tenth
years there uro a great number of spots on the
sun. The maximum of tins period occurred about
two years ago, so that It la a little unusual to
find so big a spot at this thne. Thes« spots
travel from west to east across the fac« of the
SUB, taking about twelve days in so doing. For
the next week, therefore, the great spot win be a
very conspicuous obje.t "
mFTER ALL. USHER*? THE SCOTCH
•hat made the bisJiball famous.— Advt.
HIGHWAYS MEX OUT.
Many Employes of Brooklyn De
partmerit Dismissed by Coler.
Borough President Coler of Brooklyn was yes
terday responsible for the enforced retirement
of 203 employes of the Highway Department,
whose superintendent, Frank J. UMch, Is under
arrest on charges of receiving money for placing
men in his office. Mr. Coler said that the dis
missing had nothing to do with the investiga
tion now in progress. The men received their
notices of dismissal on February 6, and their
time expired yesterday. Their dismissal was
determined on by Engineer Tlllson an 1 Super
intendent Ulrlch at the first of the year, and
their plans were Indorsed by Coler. The men
have filled all sorts of positions.
District Attorney Clarke appointed Leroy W.
Hobs yesterday to prosecute the investigation In
the department. He is the attorney of the
Brooklyn League, and has been at work on the
case. The grand Jury has suspended Its inves
tigation.
FEVER CLOSES COLLEGE.
Amhersi Students to Take an En
forced Vacation.
Amberst, Mass.. Feb. 14.— 0 a account of the
outbreak of scarlet fever among the students
of Amherst »\>Mege the administration commit
tee of the college to-night issued notice thai the
institution will be closed until March 1. All
students who are not residents of th* town are
expected to start for their homes befnr^i •? o'clock
to-morrow evening, at which time the college
gates will be locked.
There are now five cases of scar>t fever
among the students, two cases havintr developed
tr.-day. All the cases ure of a light nature, and
no uneasiness is felt regarding the condition of
any of the sick ones.
It is announced that the present enforced va
cation of two weeks will take the place of the
usual Easter rece>#).
TO SHOW ICE BOOKS.
Supreme Court Directs American
Company to Permit Examination,
Justice Greenhaum, of tt*> Supreme Court, on
the application of William Harman Black and
Herbert Llmberg. representing tho Attorney
General, signed an order yesterday directing the
American Ice. Company to permit an examina
tion of all their books fin.l records by r"e.t>ru;i.ry
10 or show cause on February -1 fOr a refusal.
This is the action brought by tho Attornt-y
General to annul contracts and agreements of
thi> American Ice Company, said to have b?en
made In violation of the Anti-Trust 'aw.
WAIT ACTION ON JAP AX.
San Frnneiseans E.rpect Final Set
tlement To-ihui.
Washington, Feb. 14.— Mayor Schmltr arid Ms
a«poi iates am awaiting the action of Congress
on thfl Immigration bill and the result of Secre
tary Roofs negotiations with the Tckto govern
ment on the Shu Francisco school controversy.
The exclusion provision In the hill, which th*
administration believes will solve the coolie labor
problem, is said to h« entirely satisfactory to the
Japanese government. Another, and perhaps
final, conference, will he held at the White
House to-morrow, at which assurances of the
pa-ssage of the bill al this session of Congress,
said to have been given hy the Republican lead
ers, are expected to he discussed
The failure of Congress to take some definite
action on the Immigration bill to-day was a
disappointment to the. members of Congress
from California and to Mayor Sthmltz and tho
members of the school board, but they feel confi
dent that the measure will be ;ulopted without
serious opposition. Mayor flehmltz to-night said
that he looked for un amicable settlement of all
the questions ut issue at to-iuuf row's confer
ence.
"From the telegraphic reports I receive from
San Francisco," the Mayor said, "the newspapers
ha\e changed their tactics and are now Inclined
to give us a fair deal.' The mntimet|t of the
Coast people has changed since they arc satisfied
that we are trying to brln^ about a solution of
the school question thai will b>- for the l>est in
terest of the State of California."
TUNNEL SAVES MOUNTAIN SIDE.
l II v Telegraph to Th» Tribune]
Cheyenne, Wyo.. Feb. 14.— The attempt of the
Union Pacific to prevent the side of the mountain
on which the railroad trucks, station, telegraph
otn-e and other buildings at Granite Canyon stand
from sliding down into the valley has proved suc
cessful. For many years the mountain side lias
been gradually sinking, sometimes an Inch and
even an high as fifteen or eighteen inches a day.
Recently a tunnel was bored under the mountain,
draining an underground stratum of sand, and the
sinking has been stopped.
• . »
SAVANNAH LINE TO THE SOUTH.
Low excursion rates to all southern resorts.
Large, new ships, superior service. For tickets,
reservations, Telephone 3£25 Erring.— Advt.
"ELMOCIUT HERE AGAIN
RUMOR OF IXSURRECTIOW
j
Venezuelan General Reticent as to
Mission in This City.
General Jose Manuel Hernandez ("El Moeho'Ti
the leader of several Insurrections in Venezuela
and formerly minister of that republic at Wash
ington, arrived in this city yesterday from Pan
ama on the Royal Mall steamer Trent. A dis
patch from the isthmus on the departure of the
general announced that he was coming to New
York to organize another Insurrection against
his enemy. President Castro. When asked about
this report last night at the Waldorf, where th»
grizzled warrior Is staying, he was rather un
communicative on that point.
"Everybody who knows me," said the gen
eral, "knows my attitude with regard to tha
political situation In Venezuela."
General Hernandez left this city last July for
Barranqullla, Colombia. While his trip was In
reality for his health, there were wild stories of
his taking a filibustering expedition to Venes
uela to begin an uprising, which were, of
course, only surmise. In bis absence of a little,
more than seven months from this city he ha»
spent his time about equally between Colombia*
and Panama,
While General Hernandei declared last night
that he might tell later about his Intentions la
GJ?NBRATj JOSB MAITCEI. HEMCAITDET^
("EL MOCHO-X
The Venezuelan revolutionary leader who arrtr*<fi<
here yesterday on the Trent.
connection with his reported revolutionary plae**'
he did not hesitate to express his views on the>
existing conditions in Venezuela with consider
able vehemence.
"The conditions there." he said, "could not
possibly be worse. I an and always have been
opposed to the absolute dominance of a country.
by one man or a clique of men. I believe not
.only In a change In the political system, of Venss- -
ucla, but also in a change of men. Without
one the other cannot be accomplished. First of
fill I favor the re-establishment of friendly rela
tions by Venezuela with other countries. That
is important. Also I favor th.-> encouragement
and proper protection of immigration."
General Hernandez was asked what the effect
of President Castro's death would be.
"There would at once be a fight." replied the.
ge.ieral. "among Castro's own followers for
office." The genera] added that he had no per
sonal lnterst In the uprising of General An
tonio Paredes against the Castro government.
He adhered firmly to the statement that he had
no Immediate plans, but hinted that later he
would have something to say. General Her
nandez's attention was called to the reports
that he had been to Bogota and ■ conferred with
President Reyes of Colombia, who. It was said.
promised him the necessary war elements for
an insurrection. ije saM:
"Oh, let them go on circulating the rumors.""
General Hernandez, who is one 'Venezuela's
best known mllita'ry an.l political characters, is
fifty-two years old. and is well preserved. His
hair and Imperial beard arc an iron gray. He
said that his trip south had rehabilitated his
health, and his clear eye and sunbronzed face
Upheld bis assertion.
General Hernandez has once before led an
armed movement against President Castro. He
was captured and Imprisoned. He was In prison
nearly three years, being liberated at the time
of the blockade of the Venezuelan coast by Eng
land. Germany and Italy. Subsequently bft was
appointed by Castro as Minister to Washington.
There was «i break, however, between the two
men over government policy, and General Her
nandez, denouncing Castro, retired from office.
Although he has not been In Venezuela in a few
years, he is sal.! still to retain a large following
and considerable prestlgf*.
The sobriquet "El Mocker (The Maimed) Is ap
plied to General Hernandez because of the loss
of a finger of his rltch- hand in on» of his numer
ous battles.
PA REDES CAPTT RED.
Official Advices from Trinidad to
That Effect.
Washington. Feb 14 -The Venezuelan Lega
tion to-night received official advices from the
Venezuelan Consul at Trinidad, stating that
President Castro is doing well and thaf General
Paredes, the revolutionary leader, has been
captured with all his followers.
WEDS DAUGHTER OF W. C. JUTTE.
New Yorker's Bride, Considered Wealthy,
Lost Fortune by Court Decision Last Week.
[Py Telegraph to The Tribune]
Plttsburg. Feb. 14.— Miss Ida Drokaw Jutte.
daughter of the late W. C. Jutte. of t".iia city, and
Frank Otto Walt: of No. 9 Eaat 33th street. New
York, were married at .'. p. m. to-day at the home
of th.- brides mother, in Movewooa avenue, the.
Rev. J. Klnsey Smith, pastor of the Shadyslda
Presbyterian Church, offlclatlr.g. Mr. Walther was
attended by his brother. Charles W. Vfslfier. and
his slaters, the Misses Emma and Frieda Walther.
were present.
By a decision of the local courts last Saturday the
bride, who was considered wealthy, was rendered
penniless. Her mother lost her suit agiilnst Jamas
W. Friend and F. N. Hofstat, former business asso
ciates of Mr. lutte. In which over J1.000.000. repre
senting almost her entire, fortune, was Involved.
THE "ROYAL LIMITED."
This palatial all Pullman train of the Royal Blue
Line leaves New York daily at 4 p. m . for Its five
hour run to Washington. I' Is the most splendidly
equipped day train In th« world, with no extra
fare. Tickets and Pullman reservations secured
at Ticket Offices. Central Railroad of New J«n-v
or Baltimore and Ohio Railroad,—

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