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VOlV 01 - LXVI X° l>l\()07.
COOLIES AND SCHOOLS.
FTSAL CONFERENCE HELD
Enactment of Immigration Hiii Ex
pected to Settle Japanese Question.
[From Tljp Tril'iino Uiiva;!. !
Washington, Feb. 15. President Roosevelt,
gerreiary Root and the members of the Sun
Francisco delegation held their final confer
ence at the White House this afternoon over the.
Japanese, ■ bool and coolie questions. The con
ference lasted from 4 p. in. until 5:30, and all
pliasrp of the matters In controversy were
thoroughly discussed. It was decided at the con
clusion of the meeting thai a thorough under
standing had been reached and further con
sultation would not be necessary.
Tiif San Francisco officials announced their
entire willingness to fulfil the treaty obligations
of the ITnited States by granting the children
of the Japanese full school privileges, if In re
turn they were assured that tin- absolute exclu
sion «f the nolle <iass from Hip Mikado's empire
would be ■ Erected This, tire President assured
them, lie believed would be accomplished by the
rp!,<iiiig Immigration Mil. They were told that
until the legislative branch if the government :
liai declared itself •«!• the measure neither the
president nor any one els^ rannected with the
Bdmlnistration was able to predict with taint;
cr speak with authority.
The s ii.nie to-day greed i,. V ote on the*lnimi
prrttioii Mil to-morrow, ;ui<l its enactment i«
practically a.ssured. Secretarj' Root announced
after til' 4 conference ihn\ i; iva« the final m-et
inc between the President and his San Fran
cisco visitor*. Mr. Root added that "if Congress
fail? t.-> pass the Immigration ■ 111. ,-i statement
brarins on the subject will be ißsu«>d from tlie
White I [ous- " This is understood tn mean that
tli" President is contemplating 1 calling an • \
traordinary session of Congress should the 11n
mipration bill fail. *;But 1 pus s it will pass."!
re—rjrk'-l Secretarj T:-;.>t. as_he left the White
House. "We hay« ev<-w reason to believe ili.it
it 'svill Pass."
Three hours ntx^v the conference aT tho White
Hou«=<> adjourned. Mayor Schmltx. of San Fran
cisco. mad« public the following statement:
We have come to a satisfactory understanding
uiv.Ti ihr assumptionUhat Congress will pass the
emend men I to tiu- Immigration bill introduced
February 13- Until that amendment is enacted
ivp f-hall make no statement ns to hat tho un
derstanding is. _ E. E. SCHMITZ.
Mayor of San Francisco. Cal., for the Hoard rf
Tli«>rp Is nothing more to be done by the mem
bers or the schorl board and Mayor Schmitz
until Congress sets. The officials, however, wilt
remain In the East for several days, awaiting
Lawrence F. Walsh, president of the school
board, and Thomas F. Boyle, chain of th<>
building committee of the i..i|v started to-nipht
for Sew York, where they will Inspect .1 number
of school buildings and consult with the school
authorities regarding the construction of such
structures. They will also see architects, prom
inent as designers of school buildings The
knowledge obtained the officials hope n> use in
re-establishing the schools of Ban Francisco, left
without cover by the earthquake.
IMMIGRATION BILL SAFE.
Senate Agrees to Vote on It Before
I From Th* Tribur.* Bureau.]
Washington, Feb. 15.— filibuster which
Eenalors Bacon and Tinman have be»n conduct
ing a«ulnFt the Immigration bill, which contains
the aJI-Jmportant provision making possible the
exclusion of Japanie* coolies, suddenly and un
expectedly faded away In the closing hours of
to-day's session of th* Senate, and unanimous
consent was given, at the suggestion of Senator
Patterson, that a vote be taken to-morrow before
adjournment. This, of course, Insures the enact
ment of the bill as reported.
Just before Mr. Patterson made bis request
.Senator Carter declared bis conviction that tho
Senate was setting an unfortunate precedent by
adopting so much new legislation put into a biil
by the conferrees. Mr. Carter's objection was
ft lined chiefly at the Incorporation in the Immi
gration bill of a section of the navigation law,
this being the section in which It is provided
that the amount of cubic air space allowed
passengers mutt bo increased 2.1 per
cent. To obviate this objection, a resolution will
be Introduced In the Senate to-morrow and
promptly adopted, authorizing the confen to
make this 'change.
Democratic opposition to the bill as reported
was not abandoned until Senator Lodge had
entirely uncovered the fact that the antag
onism of the minority was based on the belief
that the bill as report would make it impos
sible for the cotton and other manufacturers of
the Southern States to defeat the purpose of the
present law and import contract labor, as they
have been doing In the past.
IMPORTING CONTRACT labor
Under the recent decision of Secretary Straus
• state may Import contract labor, although the
Individual is prohibited from so doing.
The legality of this decision is gravely ques
tioned by the abler lawyers of the Senate, but
th* method recently employed In South Caro
lina, •/hereby private individuals placed In the
hands of the state officials the funds needed to
Import contract labor and to pay the return
fare of the immigrants if they were not satisfied,
in clearly In violation of the Contract Labor
law, and is a practice which would soon have
become a grave menace to American labor were
it not checked by tlr- strengthening of the Anti-
Contract Labor law.
Just what led Senators Bacon and Tillman to
abandon their filibuster is not exactly clear, al
though their action was probably due to several
causes. For on*, the Republican leaders had
caused it to be known that a continuance of the
filibuster would lead to the complete elimination
of South Carolina and Georgia from the provi
sions of the River and Harbor bill, and this
proved probably the most effective factor. An
other was doubtless the fact that the President
had declared he would call Congress in special
session If the Immigration bill failed.
Senator Tillman, in closing his remarks, said
be was not so much opposed to the subject mat
ter of the bill as to the method whereby It was
sought to press it through the Senate, and this
statement would appear to confirm the general
Impression that Mr. Tinman was anxious to
settle some old scores because of the way he
was castigated when, as chairman -of the con
ference on the Railway Rate bill, he brought In
•> report Bald to contain new legislation. The,
Senator from South Carolina certainly secured
considerable en-Joy ment by having the remarks
made by various Republican Senators at that
time read from the desk.
MAY BE NO DIVISION.
It Is believed thut not more than half a dozen
J>rijocrata will vote against the. Immigration
Mil when it is placed on passage, and It Is pon
•!Lle the measure will go through without divi
sion. Speaker Cannon uas assured the Secre-
Continued en eighth pace,
John Armstrong Chanler*!! startling 1 five, hundred
rju» "Four Years Behind the Bars of 'Bloomlnjf-
B«J«- •• proving perilous Pel*« volcano Gothamtteo
tur.rji upon Or »a 1« at Putnam*.— Advt.
TOURS TO FLORIDA
«'* * P«ini>ylvaola Railroad. February 19 and March
••„ Only $Sf> t«, J*rk*onv!|l». and return. Inrlud's
•*» «p*n«ts tl11 " travelling en special train. In
•>eaßd«it tr»vU in Florida Advt.
Tn-dnv. fair anil warmer.
To-morrow, fnlr; -outhue-t nind«.
WHOLE FAMILY BVRXED.
I Father Trips and Lam Explodes
Girl Dies in Hospital.
'. Six persons were burned, one of whom died
later, at a fire caused by the explosion of
i an oil lamp at No. 12 Sackett street, Jersey
City, last night. They are Albert Osborne,
forty-two years old; his wife, Lillian, twenty
nine years; their three children — Harold, six
years; Elsie, four years; Albert, Jr.. three years —
i and Ida Wauters, eleven years old, of No. 10
rSackett street Mr. Osborne was burned on the
! face, hands and body, and will probably die.
J The child. Elsie, died later in the Jersey City
The Osborne children were confined to bed
with diphtheria, and their father went upstairs
to give them some medicine. Coming down
stairs, with a lighted lamp In his hand, he
tripped as he entered the kitchen where bis wife
was preparing supper. The lamp fell out of his
hand and exploded, spattering the burning oil
in all directions. Mrs. Osborne's clothes caught
lire, and her husband enfolded her in a table
cloth. He succeeded In quenching the flames,
but his own ,-!<. thing became ignited.
The children, hearing the screama of their
mother, ran downstairs and saw their father
trying to tear off hi- burning garment*. They
bravely wont to his aid, and In turn their gar
ments caught fire. Harold threw a blanket over
his brothel and started to the assistance of his
sister, but before lie could rvach her she had
run upstair: . opened a window and jumped to
the street. iking her left \-z.
Police Sergeant Flannery, who was near by,
heard the screams and hurried to the house,
getting there just as Klsj.-. all blaze, jumped
•nit ci the window. She fell at his feet. ii
tnj-c off ins blouse and wrapped it around the
child and smothered the flames. A neighbor
carried her into his homo to await an ambu
lance. Flannery and Patrolman . berton then
r.nn Into the house and succeeded In extinguish
ing the flames In the clothing of the others of
the family. Mrs. Osborne lay 011 the floor un
conscious, and Mr. Osborne was terribly turned.
The Wauters girl had gone Into the Osborne
homo just ns the lire started. One of Ihe chil
dren brushed against her In the hallway, and In
this way her hands were burned. All the Injured
v.ere taken to the Jersey City Hospital.
Th< Osbornes have carried on the manufact-
Ire of small fireworks at home. There was a
box of powder and some finished "snakes'! in
the kitchen, and i 1i 1 is supposed these flashed up
and spread the tiro.
FUNDS WITIIOI T PLEDGES
Mortgagt ■ \ ■ Xeeded for Rocke
feller Gift, Says Ji. (\ Ogden.
Atlanta, Feb. 1"> "N ■ Institution need mort
gage Itself tf. secure a ]
t:• na 1 fund in th : ihe < len<
t-;..n Board. The statements ..f Richard Tl I" ;
tnonds, editor of The M
. correct, : ■ , Mr. Edmonds's
atlon v\ as Ij.. orrect." This
nas i ■ by Robei t C. i
chairman of the <;• nei al i ■:-. I
i tru t fund s i::.u i.»..km» given
.. felli r to assist educational In-
Bt i tUtil
Mr. Ogden, who is presidenl of i)>>- Southern
:Vn Board, arrived on Thursday for v
conference with several Southen ■ H.
b-ft here to-night wit '
the University ot Virginia and several
for Pinehurst, N. C., where arrang
b<- contph ted for a
MRS. ROCKEFELLER SLIGHTLY ILL
Confined to Home Two Days by a Cold — Hus
band Back from South.
Lake wood, N. J., Peb. 15 Suffering from a
slight i "Id. which she c-ontracti it tend
rvlce at the Baptisi Church last Sunda-y
night, Mrs. John I>. Rockefeller has been con
: to her home, In >*enue boule
vard, for tlie last two days. !u Irwln 11
Hance, ;i;.- Rockefeller family phyi
called on Wednesday and
He has made only one I u<-n i>r
Hance'a \i.-iis to the Rockefellei home v-''.
rise to reports that Mrs. Rockefeller ivua serl
: kefelh r'a family
. these ; ■ ; ■
Floi kef< llei - In the
with his daughter, Mrs. Harold McCor
arrlved here tins evening. He wan • i
pected here last Saturday, but he tarried t
■ i play golf. His daughter and her
chlldri n ... ompa . N ■ i'ork,
WISCONSIN BATTLE ON
Followers of Senators La Follette and
Spooner Begin Struggle for Supremacy.
•jr ipb to Th« Trll
Madison, Wis , Feb. 15. -The first sk\< ■
in th<- Senatorial fight of 1909 are bHnfc fought
in tli<- Legislature this winter. This morning
Assemblyman .\'iil< r introduced ■■< tariff revision
Joint resolution memorializing f'"!^^^. J>r.
Miller Is ;< devoted follower of Senator La Fol
lette. On Thursday Mr. Ledvina. of Mafiitowoc,
Introduced a resolution along lhe name line Ib
is .-in ardent Spooner man. The tariff measures
were made » special order of. business f"i next
Monday tiißlit. when th< flghi for political pres
tige by th< champions of the two LTnited States
Senators \«. 11l bet
GERMAN ACTIVITY ON FRONTIER
French Deputies Cheer Firm Attitude of
Minister of War.
Paris, )>i> 16 .\i Lefebvre In the Chamber
of Deputies to-day complained that the people
of the Department of the Meu.se, who would
have to sustain the first shock In a war with
Germany, were greatly worried over the ac
tivity of the Germans on the frontier between
Longwy and Montmedy. General l'icriuurt, Min
ister <>f War. raised :<■ storm of. applause when
he replied that if the Germans wen violating
the neutral territory of the grand/ duchy of
Luxemburg France would take measures to
lnt:t-t the situation.
CAME TO LIFE IN THE MORGUE
New Born Twin Gives Attendants a Bad
Twins came Into the home of Librruto Ambrosslo
at No. 309 Hast nn r .th street last Thursday, and ap
parently died the same night. One was a boy. the
other a. Rirl. The boy came to life again In the
Harlem morgue at noon yesterday and died in
Harlem Hospital at C o'clock last night.
The morgue attendants were almost frightened
out of their wits when they heard a lusty cry from
the baby section about noon yesterday, and on In
vestigation found the twin boy breathing. He was
wrapped In cotton and hurried to the Harlem Hos
pital, where he lived for nix hours. Dr. Laura, who
signed the death certificate, said It whs a case of
SHORTEST-QUICKEST FLORIDA ROUTE
1« Peaboard Air Line through. Pin«hur»t Camden,
Columbia, Jacksonville. OfcLca, 11*3 B'w*y.-«Ad\t
. . . »■»...
GREAT BEAR BPRING WATER.
"J.U nurlty has nuuto . it fajnoiw,"— Advt.
NEW- YORK. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 16. 1D07.-SIXTEEN PAGES.-, Th ;?Ka t ,, PRICE THREE CENTS.
FOR CONGO INQUIRE
SEN. /TE TA KES ACTION.
Man Lead to Annexation of Free
State by Belgium.
[From TTip Tribune Bureau.]
Washington. Feb. I.".— The Senate in execu
tive session to-day adopted the Lodge Congo
resolution, which expresses the opinion of the
Senate thai conditions In the Congo Free State
should be made the subject of international in
quiry and assures the President thai In any
steps he may take In co-operation with the
powers signatory to the Treaty of Berlin look-
Ing to such an Investigation he will receive the
cordial support of the Senate.
Before final adoption certain amendments
were accepted to obviate the opposition of Sen
ator Bacon, who wanted the Insertion of a clause
excluding from the President's! Held of action
anything contrary to the long established prac
tice of this Republic of avoiding entangling al
liances or In violation of existing treaties, and
to meet the objection «>f Senator Spooner, who
insisted that the preamble should be so worded
as to avoid a declaration that atrocities had
been perpetrated In the Congo in advance of thr
The text of the resolution, which was finally
adopted without division, Is as follows:
Whereas, It is alleged that the native Inhab
itants of the basin oi the Congo have been sub
jected to inhuman treatment of a character that
should claim the attention and excite the com
passion of the people >>( the United States;
therefore, be it
Resolved, That the President Is respectfully
advised thai In case he shall find such allega
tions are established by proof h« will receive the
cordial support of the Senate by any steps, not
Inconsistent with treaty or other International
obligations or with ;he traditional American
foreign policy which forbids participation by
the United States in the settlement of political
<iu<^tl<>:is which are entirely European In their
scope, he may .'.•■■ n\ it wise to take in co-opera
tion with or In aid of any of the powers sig
natory of the Treaty of Berlin for the ameliora
tion of the condition of such inhabitants.
SOLUTION OF CONGO PROBLEMS
It is the general expectation of members of
the Senate who have given the matter their at
tention thai the adoption of this resolution will
be promptly followed by the annexation by Bel
gium of the Congo Free State, Such action on
the part of Belgium would prove, in the estima
tion of Senators the most satisfactory solu
tion of the Congo problem, because it would
bring the Fre< state under the jurisdiction of
the Belgian Parliament, Instead of leaving it to
the despotic rule, of King Leopold.
While there was no general discussion In the
Senate to-day, the question of the right of this
country to promote an international inquiry Into
the affairs of the Congo was thoroughly can
vassed In the Committee on Foreign Relation?.
It was there pointed out that, while the United
States bid recognized the sovereignty of th*
Congo for commercial purposes, it had, in rati
fying the treat} of Brussels in I^'.H»." inserted In
the protocol of ratification a declaration that:
The United St.-ites of America, having neither
possessions nor protectorates In Africa, hereby
disclaims any Intention In ratifying this treaty
to Indicate any interest whatsoever in tl)e pos
sessions or protectorate established or claimed
on that continent by the other powers, or any
approval of the wisdom expediency Or lawful-,
ness thereof, and does not Join In any expression
In the said general act which might be con
sirued as such declaration or acknowledgment.
This resolution the Senate adopted to save'the
I'iilted States from any recognition of the. king
sovereignty of Leopold, who had. by decree of
August 1. 188.", declared himself king sovereign
of '.If Congo.
RECORD OF LEOPOLD'S RULE
The developments whereby Leopold became
the autocratic sovereign of the Congo constitute
mi Interesting record. The International Asso
ciation of the Congo, which had exercised do
minion over the territory now embodied In ih.
Congo Free state and whose authority was
continued by the Treaty of Berlin, \\;is an insti
tution organized primarily for scientific pur
poses, to foster and further scientific research.
[I came into existence following the explorations
of Stanley, who had explored the country under
the patronage of King Leopold, *»f course, the
officers of the International Association weie
the proteges <•'. Leopold, and that they shoul'l,
on behalf of the association, have request 1
Leopold to become king sovereign is nol alto
gether win prising.
The decree ide Leopold king sovereign
also declared thai tl»< ■ '■ een Belgium
and the Congo were "purely personal." King
Leopold has spent millions of franca In develop
ing the Congo, and ai one time his privy purs*
was Impoverished a-- a result of his expendltur s
in the Free State. When he bad exhausted his
private resources he negotiated a loan ol !<».•
<Mt.<*>o francs. In 1879, and In IVsT the Belgian
parliament Kuaranteed a loan foi the same pui
i 150,000.000 francs. In I s !"' the Be
parliament placed at the disposal of the King,
for use In the Congo a .".fir o f 5.000.000 fram -
and guaranteed :< further credit oi 2.000.000
francs a year for v period of ten >
Under these circumstances th< equit> of Ki'ii.-
Leopold i- clearly recognized bj lhos»- who ha\ •
studied the subject, and it is- deemed only prop.-;
thai Belgium should reap the reward of her
generosity bj the annexation of the Kree
It is believed here thai the alleged atrocltl s
have been wildly exaggerated, but ii is also Mi-
conviction of well posted Senators thai tln-i
have been abuses of sufficient magnitude to
warrant an International Inqulrj by .the powers
signutori<s to the Treaty of Berlin, which prac
tically fathered the free Stat<\ provided Bel
glum Is unwilling to effecl the proposed annexa
tion, the fl r st step toward which has alreudj
been taken f>\ thai nation
it is also assumed that such atrocities as have
occurred have been perpetrated by concession
aires nnd probably without the knowledge i»f
the kint? sovereign, bui the system under which
such abuses could occur Is held to be such as io
demand radical revision Should Belgium con
clude not to annex the Congo, Rreal Britain
will, It Is expected, take the initiative in bring
ing about an Internationa] Investigation, i<> i»*
conducted by representatives of powers signa
tories t.j the Treaty of Berlin.
STANDARD OIL MOVES
Its Attorneys Try to Check Prosecution in
Ohio — Would Quash 935 Indictments.
Flndluy. Ohio, Feb. 15. Argument to quash
the $KC> Indictments recently found against t h.-
Standard oil Company and Its subsidiary com
panies were made herv to-daj before j\idK< - Dun
can In the Hancock Common l J iean Court. 'The
Indicted companies ate represented by Virgil p,
Kline and S. H. Tolles, of Cleveland, and J. o.
Troup, of Bowling Qreen. Prosecutor David and
George H. I'helps represent Hancock County.
The attorneys for the, oil companies pointed out
that more than one charge is made In the in
dictments, and for that reason the defendants
cannot prepare a defence. Judge Duncan took
the notions to quash under advisement.
Try GoM & Black I^sbel 1. 2 * 8 Crown Sherries
of A. R. Rut* & Hermanos, J«rez, — Advt.
AFTER ALL, USHER'S THE SCOTCH
that made the highball Umou*.—
HALT WOMAN'S BURIAL
MYSTERY IX DEATH.
Heirs of Diamond Dealer Appeal io
The funeral of Mrs. Minerva 11. Mann, of N >.
1..l \\ »'st t;:>th street, was stopped last nijjht by
Ascj«t.niit District Attorney Smythe and Coroner
Acritelli. The action was taken on request of
the heirs >f the woman, \\\v> believe boom mys
tery surrounds her death They say she had
thousands of dollars' worth of diamonds and
other valuable property, According to the rel
atives >f the dead woman, more than $15,000
cannot be accounted for.
Last Monday afternoon Mis. Maim died. Ac
cording to Coroner Acritelli, Dr. William Ste
vens, of No. 70 West ."iL'd street, reported death
from apoplexy. With her when she died was
Miss Eleanor Hurke. a nurse, of No. <">'H Mad
ison avenue Mrs. Mann, according to the police,
was the chief owner of the Barrios Diamond
Company, which recently had offices In the St.
At her home, last night, a lawyer, who told
Detectives McVey, Devanney and Levins, of the
West tiHth stie.-i station, thai li<- «;-s J. E.
Walter, of No. 4o Wall street, said thai after
the woman's death tii* 1 physician informed
Mi Kmma M. Krings, of Chicago a dstei ■'
the dead woman Mrs. K rings, the lawyer said.
arrived in this city on Wednesdaj and was m"t
at the ferry by the physician They went, the
lawyer said, to th* Stephen H. Merrltt Burial
Companj rooms, at No. 171 Eighth avenue,
where the sist • r viewed the body and gave
orders for the funeral
The lawyer told the police that the physician
said thai he had in his possession :i pair of
diamond earrings, two diamond rings, a dia
mond brooch, an emerald surrounded by dia
monds and the dead woman's savings hank
h....k<>. Mr. Walker said thai he demanded the
return of tho lewelrj and bank books, but that
they had noi yel been returned.
An autopsy will be performed on the body this
Wh< n Di • en at his honv
iilßlit he said that !)• had attende«l Mrs. Mann
for the last Bye ear* Regarding the Jewelry
. i • 1 :
"Yes, 1 have s veral diamonds that were th*
pronertj of Mi - Mann They ,>■••- griven I
Instead of money for services which T re:.
I drew sr.os •:,.,,, the bank, and this amount
exhausted her account. In fact. sh< owes me
set eral thousands of doll 1 1
When thi physician was asked about Mr?.
M.i nn's deal !i hi
"I was not with her hen she died, i was at
the house until about 4 o'clock in the afternoon,
when Miss Eleanor Burke, or X... 601 Madison
avenue, a graduate nurse, came, and then 1 left.
As to what sh*> died of. why. you can flntl that
out from th.- death certlflasite "
l>r. Stevens also said that he had received con
siderable silverware from Mrs. Mann. He also
.«ald that she owned propertj in Florida.
According to the Copartnership and Corpo
ration Directory, the Harrlos Diaiui nd Company
had a capital of J 15.000, and Minerva M. Mann
was pivvsidint and John K. Walker secretary.
The directors are given as Mrs. Man and Mr.
BEIiESFOUD IX COMMAND.
Admiralty, Lord Charles Says, Ac
cepted His Modifications.
Mexico ciiy. Feb. 15.— Admiral Charles Beres
ford at the Palace Hoi ■ nigh) made the
following statement regarding his reported re
fusal to tuke command of the ( 'ham • fleet;
There has been some mistake In the published
reports, When 1 returned home from the Med
iterranean 1 lined ihe command of the 'han
nel fleet without certain modifications. The
Admiralty approved of these modifications, and
1 accepted the command of. the Channel Heel
before leaving for America. I do not care to
say w hut the modifications were which I sug
gested to the Admiralty.
DIPHTHERIA AT CORNELL.
T::<> Students Removed from Fra
ternity Houses at Ithaca.
■ a N v . r'eb. li. Health i 'tli. . r < 'rum
■!:ie new cased of dtphi
•n! \ ■ ;i< •• i.. date Tw •> ..t those
i eport< d to-daj .is having ihe .
!■• I! si u.i in- i:\ • ■ ■ 111 1 •.•:.;!, of Marl Id's
i : I"! \\ i ■-••. ol Bufl
''.I- 1 1 : - - /.••!•! fsi fri ternit; house
■ nui Drennan i;. thai ■•! th« Sigma Alpha Kpsi
lon Socli hl< h Ihe . uretukei . Mrs.
Jones, and l» R Hc»ward. a student from Og
densburg, have been removed suffering from
dlphl lie. ia \II ha\ •■ !>• en 1 > an < m.-r -
gency hospital, the city hospital's contagious
llsease ward being filled There has been a
1 exodus front the frati nitj houses .if-
SYRACUSE DORMITORY QUARANTINED
Scarlet Fever at University — Girl Escapes
and Goes Home.
Syracuse, Keb 15 The local health authori
ties have quarantined Haven Hall, the la
..(' the girls' dormitories of Syracuse I diver
sity, because of a case of warlel fever discov
ered In tlie building. Klghty three young women
me under quarantine
One of the young women, after an encounter
with one oi th physicians, succeeded In escap
ing and started Foi her home In Watertnwn.
'11, Ivealth authorltlefl •■:" that city were in
rormed. and. ii la reported here, placed her
In., He under quarantine.
GIVES MERRY MILLS TO U. OF VA.
John Armstrong; Chanler Provides Home for
Charlotresville, Vu., Feb. 1.1.— John Armstrong
Chanter, brother at Lieutenant Governor Chan
ler of New York, has recorded In the Albe
marle County Clerk's office a deed conveying
Ins Merry Mills estate, near Cobbans, con
taining four hundred acres, to the Univeslty of
Virginia to secure a home for such retired pro
fessors of the university as the board of visitors
In the preamble of the deed Chunler gives a
history of his estrangement from his family,
which. !i- declares, began on his marriage to
Aiuelie Rives an. i culminated nine years later,
when his brothers and sisters, acting through
the Instrumentality of the late Stanford White,
whom he terms •'his false friend," lured him to
New York for the purpose of having him Incar
cerated tor life In Ftloomlngdale Asylum. i
('hauler refers to the fact that in IBOS he
made a will leaving the bulk of his property to
the University of Virginia.
CANADIAN PARLIAMENT IN SESSION AT
Low rates tn Ottawa by N<»w York Central Lines.
Feb'y 13 to ii All the popular winter sports make
Ottawa a. delightful place to visit at this time.—
RIVETS FROM BOILERS.
Cruiser Yorktoicn Endangered — Se
cret Inquiry in Session.
Vallejo. CaL, Feb. 15.— 1t became known to
day that a secret inquiry Is being held nl Mare
Island Navy Yard in connection with the condi
tion of the boilers c>t the cruiser Yorktown,
The Torktown lias been ordered to MaK<lalena
Kay f.i protect American interests tn Central
America, but just before starting it was found
that her boilers were leaking; badly, nnd exam
ination showed that eleven rivets had been re
moved, apparently deliberately.
Had the Torktown been allowed to proceed, it
is asserted, the Bennington horror would have
been duplicated. The flagship Chicago was
dispatched south in pine of the Yorktown.
DENOUNCE MR. MADDEN.
Minnesota Editors Would "Disbar"
Third Assistant Postmaster General.
St. Paul. Feb. 16. The Minnesota Editorial
Association to-daj passed several resolutions,
among them being one In which the association
pledged itself t.> work for the "disbarment" ol
Third Assistant Postmaster General Madden,
"who had proved himself in^fiVieni to hold
Washington, Feb. l".. — When Mr. Madden saw
the dispatch from St. Paul announcing th« adop
tion by the Minnesota Editorial Association of
resolutions calling for his '"disbarment" and de
claring that he had proved himself Inefficient
i.i office, he said:
I suppose that Mi<» advocates of the resolution
wunt mv official head. Just why I do not know,
unless it^l>^ because 1 have advocated 1 1 •■ placing
of all pnnt'd matter in one .i..- and th« charg-
Ing of a specific rate for its transmission throned
the '.:-. It is extremely difficult to administer the
law respecting such matter as it now stands and
do absolute justice to the government and every
body ■ Ise. i have Mad forty • -•■< passed upon
by tbo courts and In thlrty-ntne of th*>m ny de
cisions have been sustained. That would appear <;s
if 1 was Intent upon doing the risht as I see it.
My own belief Is that It would be much t'»>ttpr sim
ply to classify all sue matter a>< "printed" and
let the fact that It Is Sprinted" determine Its classi-
Oration and the rate at which it may b»» trans
mitted through th« mails. W!i*i that rate shall
li<- ; in perfectly Immaterial to m>\ It may Iw four
cents a pound, as I hay« ■;•.>:;■ <te i •■ three <ents,
or any amount that Congress might fix.
A JOKE STARTED RUN.
Bayonne Detectives Seek Out Canst
of Bank Panic.
v ;..l<«\"; ..l<«\" a wink which • ionie
where In transit, and I Rumor were re
sponslble for the run on I M mlcs* Trust
•any of Bayonne Thursday ol last week.
■ m lasted irly 1 laya
• as v Ithdi •
the depositors lost their inti
■ \ .■:•!•; in the case hai
tin- run: John Devannj was "Joking" wltn
James Shannon In the Hook dial ronne.
>s ,i ripping sides] Utter he told Shannon tl i:
• was. of course,
Ith in the st.>r\. and 'his mad' it :t Teri
i tble si
John Nevils was passing. John heard the re
mark, asked about It, and did not see the wlnK
which wit to "put him next'" to the humor. He
told a man In a boiler shop, who told the wifs
of a man in the Standard I'il works, who told
her husband, who told ;. man In the ' >rford Cop
per Company, who telephoned to a saloonkeeper.
H.i telephoned to another saloonkeeper, ad in
Bayonne was ready for the run. The bank
as iiNii, and had $1,000,000 in bills stacked up
back of the paying teller. The run .'.;•■! from
an overdose of I'nited tftafs currency.
The men responsible for the affair will be ai
raigaed <>n n charge of malicious mischief, but
the bank Is satisfied that the affair was uninten
tionally pernicious and will not prosecute.
Oipsi 7: CARDVCCI DEAD.
Italian Poet Expires from Pneu
monia at Bologna.
Bologna, Feb. ir..-C,losu. > Carducci. the Italian
poi-t ;rnd critic, who had been ill here for some
days from pneumonia, died r..t 1:30 O'clock this
afternoon The poet rallied ibis morning, and
hopes for his recovery were entertained, but
later he began to sink, and oxygen had to be
administered to keep him alive. Ilia death Is
regarded as an occasion for national mourning.
.Queen Margherita, who converted Canlucci
from republicanism :■ monarchist)), received the
news of the poet's de. I'm with much sorrow. In
his las) hours she made frequent Inquiries re
garding his condition. •
Before losing consciousness Carducci asked to
have poetry read aloud to him. He refused the
spiritual assistance of 0 priest.
Last year Carducel received the NoN»| prize
Glosu£ Cnrduccl, the Italian pori. who was re
cently the ■ . ipi.-.i >>f a Nobel prize, was horn at
Val dl Castello. July -'7. 1831 lie studied nt Flor
.■ii.. and li- and in ISfii !■.■.;■,..■ a professor at
the University <>f ;tt>U>gna. whore hV h'a'«l lived
ever sin. n. Sonu ot his books were published
mi. lor the pseudonyme of J'Eiintrlo U.nnatio." 11.
has for many years rank d as t!i • foremost poet
of ihe <■• ni. rnpot p rio.l of Italian literature;
yet, like many other iiuthors. 1,.- .li.l no) tin. l lltera
tura In lt.»l> to l" a luci i\»- profession. Only
five years a«". bring both poor in hf>ii!Ui, arid p'»>r
In pocket, lie w:;s irouMed by the thought that nt
his death, his library, win. l, lie hail collected with
great care and at much personal sacrltloe, would
bo dlftptrsed iind mid piecemeal At that tint ■
<ju.»er, M.irgherltn ranie to h!^ mental and mate;"
rial resell- !>y purrbatiing his library for 4.'.,uh>
francs, permitting him. however, to nave the use
of It for tila lifetime. .t la believed now that the
poet has din! that his books will be presented to
the muni — i 1 i.t ' 1 1 > of Bologna.
The •'.»•! .-..■.. . graceful recugnition of his
geniua as II u:u-. and splendid fortune as it was
(or an Italian man of Ii tt. rs. came 100 1.-it- to bo
a leal benetU to the pert. Among his published
win ks ore 'Nino a Satana." "Satana •• Polemicoe
Satanlche," VPoesle.V ••Xuove Poesle.*; "o.li Bar
bare Juvenilia, ' "Nuovt- i )di lUU'bare," etc.
CAMBRIDGE NEEDS $7,500,000
American Generosity to Universities Con
trasted with British Indifference.
London, Feb. It",. The poverty of Britten uni
vei^itits has again been brought to the not lea
of the public by un uppeul issued by tile Duki
«>f Devonshire, Chancellor of Cambridge Univer
sity, saying that the sum of $7.o<X>;lioo is needed
properly to equip the university and supply its
reeds, without extravagance or providing ■ pen-
Mini fund lor professors.
Tiie newspapers this morning, In supporting
the appeal of tbe Duke of Devonshire, contrast
th»~ generosity of wealthy Americans toward tke
universities ..i the Ignited state.s viith the indif
ference of Englishmen of wealth, and point out
that oxford l"niversit.\ t« in no better condition
In the matter of resources than the American
FOR 60 YEARS THEIR CONSTANT AIM
To make- FERRTS HAMS and BACON '
The finest in the world— Accept no substitutes.—
TO SHOW THAW IXSANE.
Princeton Educator Saw Him in
Tombs — Jerome Wants Commission*
The Rev. Dr. Francis L. Patton, president of
Princeton Theological Seminary and ex-presi
dent of Princeton University, win be an impor
tant witness for the defence of Harry K. Thaw
on Monday, it i 3 understood. The presence of one)
of the foremost educators in the United State*.
to add his testimony to that of others that
Thaw was insane after the -hooting of Stanford
White, lends additional Interest to the trial.
Dr. Patton. it is understood, received one or
more letters from Thaw, written from th»
Tombs, after White was Killed. During the
summer Dr. Patton called on Thaw and there
was much mystery about his visit. It row de
velops that Dr. Patton will testify to the receipt
of the letters, and will identify them. They are
said to he rambling and almost incoherent.
There will be decided opposition on the part of
the District Attorney to admit them. M is said.
as they were written nfter The crime was com
mitted, but the defence believes that tlvv can
be marked in evidence as Dr. Britton D. Evans,
one of the insanity alienists, has testified that
tie found Thaw- insan* as late as October, al
though ho was improving mentally situ-.- that
The report that Mr. Jerom-» will make a f»
<iu^=t nt Justice FitxGerald f«»r a commission in
lunacy as soon as tic trial •» resumed an Mon
i ay Is emphatically denied on all sides. foun
set for tli defence said several <l:i>s ag'-» that if
Mr Jerome should make such a move they
vere ready to combat it. r.ur it i* not thought
probable that Mr. Jerome wiii rnk" such i re
quest. Th» District Attorney's position Is prac
tically this: II- does not know whether <r r.ot
Thaw is insane. None of hi* assistant-; know.
Xone of th» alienists retained '•>• the prosecution
know. All that the exper.s can testify, on
r.ie.isr- observation, is thai they found Thaw
insane on June -j»; and 27, the lay and Ike second
day ft*T the .^hooting. Those experts have
never had an opportunity *o examine lhaw
either as to his physical ,n t:iontal condition.
They were refused interviews by Thaw, and
they are 1:1 court each day with open minds,
holding clinics as to Thaw's present condition.
QUESTION OF LUNACY COMAIISSIOX.
Mr. Jerome is waiting for ih-^ production of
evidence from the defence ;h..t Thaw is ir-sane
now. If any one of the defence's experts testified
that Thaw is now insane, he wnuM unit? with
such witness and request the -uun fat an a,
pointment of ii commission in tana it may
safely b«» said that stvh evidence will not b«
Dr. Prittiin Evans swore h» found Thaw in
sane on his first thr^" visits. On five subse
quent visits, he said, h<- found Thaw improv
ing gradually, and left the Inference that Thaw
is now sane Dr. Evans did not examine Thaiv
aft--*:- October, an-1 is unabl* himself to <nv«ir
as to the prisoner's later mental condition. Dr.
Evans was an expert for th«» defence in th<» trial
of Josephine Terranova. ami at that tim*» said
ho belioved tho girl was insane during h<r trial.
A commission was appointed, but Dr. Evans's
opinion was not tiph"M. In the Thaw trial .Dr.
Evam has not given »r» opportunity. tf*r tkfl
District Attorney to ask for a commission. :
Daniel o'Reilly. of counsel for th*» defendant.
iv,Ti emphatic in denying tho possibility of a
commission b^injc asked for. He said:
"In order that a commission in lunacy might
be appointed and the defendant be excused
from tri.-t! for tii« crime with which h* i*
charged it would have to !>.-> shown that the
condition of his mind is such now that he is
not able to consult intelligently with his coun
sel as to the conduct of the trial. This Is cer
tainly not the case with Thaw, nnd affidavits
by his attorneys that he is perfectly able t<>
consult with them would certainly be supplied
if any attempt to k>~\ a commission in lunacy
Henry Clay McPike. partner of PHphln 31.
Del mas and associate counsel for Thaw, issue<l
;t statement yesterday in which h<* criticiseTi
some of the objections made in the case by the
District Attorney, as well as some of the rul
inp*. He referred particularly to the first ex
clusion of the testimony of Dr. Evans as to
what conversations had taken place between
Thaw ami himself at the various examinations.
M PIKE CRITICISES COURT.
"That was the worst error I ever knew of.*
Mr. McPilte said. "If it had not been corrected
through the consent of ?.Ir. Jerome to the admis
sion of the conversation, and if there bad beeii
a conviction, i: would not have been worth a
snap of the (lm;er with such an error as that on
"They think thai Mr. Drlmas doesn't kn«<iv th
1.-iw in this state, but you so>>. iVf i<« able f> tench
the New York District Attorney the livfJ-Zflft
]*<inted out the decisions showing: that such con
versations were admissible. lam confident that
the defence l;a* a number of stron? exception.
but i don't care to discuss them at the present
tim'\ If I did, Mr. Jerom." might ptwibly ror
rett the errors he had made."
There i< every probability that •■ . trial trill
!■•» continued on Monday. Mr. Holion is Mid tn
he bearing m> well under his affliction, and it Tn
fully believed by counsel for both p| >■>« that >v>
will bo ;iM<-> to continue to serv»». His convection;
that it is bis duty to serve the Mat* in spite of
personal sorrow Is said to b« decided.
Th>- defence will have a strong array of ('
nesses next -week. The list has been augmented
by two or tbr»e who are expected to b» of great
importance^ Of the greatest importance is th?
presence of Di Patton. Then Pr Graeme Ham
mond, the well known alienist, it ha* be«>n finally
derided, will go. on the stand. It is also under
stood that Dr. Smith Ely J-=>llifr>, a well known
expert, will also testify.
Dr. Evans will probably finish h!s direct ex
amination on Monday morning. He will then
give way to Di Fatten, who will testify to the
letters Thaw sent to him. Following Dr. Patton.
Mrs. Evelyn Nesbit Thaw will probably continue
her examination. Whether Mr. Jerome will cross
examine her at once Is undecided. It Is decided,
however, that during her examination the de
fence will renew its efforts for the introduction
In evidence of the will and codicil of Thaw.
These papers, the defence belteves. are the most
important they can offer as evidence of Thaw's
unsoundnesa of mind.
The next witness then to be called, whether It
be on Tuesday or Wednesday, it is said, will be \
Mrs. William Thaw, who will tell the story of
Thau early life. It is understood that she- will
tell, just as freely as her daughter-in-law has
done, the details of the We of Harry Thaw and
also of her own life. Her testimony, It is gen
erally believed, will be the mont pathetic of the
entire trial. She will tell of her nervous condi
tion for months before the birth of h<*r son. ami
will Rive the cause of It. a condition which, it
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