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DEUCE OR PORTLAND?
COFFIN MAY BE OPEXED.
Robert CaldweU's Testimony *in
Case of Dueal Estates.
•x\ bf Frrn-h Cable to The Tribune]
-: t. 1007 : by Thi? Tribune Association.]
Wov. B.— The amazing story told by
Robert CaldveU to-day in the- Drum perjury
more sensational than any
r. Jf true, it may involve tho opening
cofltn in Highbury Cemetery, a stop
vnich the claimants of the estates of tho Duke
e f Portland and Lord Howard De Walden have
been unable to bring about during the last ten
..nd this may be followed by prolonged
The American -witness told his story
quietly, but with astonishing precision and de
tail, positively identifying the fifth Duke of
i Ith T. C. Druce, founder of tho
Baker Street Bazaar, and stating that the
coffin for the fictitious funeral was ordered by
| : Oiled with lead. He was contentious as
a witness, and was fully prepared for cross
about an affidavit made regarding
A T. Stewart's will, and his relations with
rlilto and a New York newspaper.
irord was followed with breathless In
•y an audience which included many
Th- proceedings nt the Marylohono Police
Cur! primarily concern two Druce heirs.
George Hollamby Druce, who assumes to bo the
grandson of the fifth Duke of Portland by his
first marriage, is prosecuting Herbert Druce. a
eon by the second marriage, for perjury in as
serting that lie saw his father lying dead in a
coffin. One claimant is attempting to discredit
the other, and at the same time enhance the
value of the Druce bonds, which have been ris
ing tor several months.
Counsel representing the two estates hold
warning briefs, but their clients are vitally
interested in discrediting the American wit
ness and proving that the fifth Duke of Port
land and T C Druce were not identical per
.BBS. 1 *• *".
Attempt to Discredit C aid-cell's Tes
timony — Case Adjourned.
London. Nov. B.— Hundreds of persons vainly
fought for admittance to the Marylebone police
court this afternoon, when the hearing of the
Druee case was resumed. Herbert Druce, son
of the 'ate Thomas Charles Druce. is charged
with perjury by his nephew, George Hoi lam by
Drure. who alleges that the defendant "on the
SStfa day of March, in the year IS9S. at The
Beeches, Circus Road, St. John's Wood, did
commit wilful and corrupt perjury in an af
fidavit," and that he also did so in the Pro
bate Court on the 3d and 4th days of December,
IUOI. The charge Is incidental to the Druce
claim to the estates of the Duke of Portland
and dates back to 1803. At every step the case
has been vigorously contested by the present
Duke of Portland. In brief, this remarkable
case hinges on the old question whether Thomas
Charles Druce, at one time the owner of the
famous Baker Street Bazaar, who was said to
have died forty-three years ago, was or was
not the same person as the eccentric fifth Duke
of Portland, who died in 1879.
In ppite of the fact 'that only ticket holders
were admitted to-day to th* dingy courtroom of
The Karytebone police district, it was much
overcrowded. Interest in the proceedings was
heightened by the alleged th<"ft sine- the previ
ous hearing of the diary of Miss Robinson, the
daughter of a Southern tobacco planter, who
was employed as an amanuensis In the Baker
Street Bazaar, and says <=hf frequently went to
"vVelbeck Abbey, the Portland seat, where she
i-aw the late T. C. Druce. father of the late
George Drure. v.ho In turn was father of George
Hollamby Druce, the claimant of the estates,
a. the Duke of Portland, whose Identity with
T. C. Druce she said she was able to establish.
Many titled persons occupied seats on the
bench with the magistrate at the Marylebone
court this morning. Including Princess von
Hatzfeldt and Ladies Lytton, Grey and Gal
Eminent counsel have been r-n^aged "ti both
*nd the Dukf of Portland and Lord llow-
Krd De \Vald<--n. the occupant of the 'states.
■who arp fo Intimately concerned in the out
come. ar»» legally represented.
A TILT OVER MISSING DIARY.
The proceedings opened with a tilt between
Harare Avory, K- C . counsel for the defence,
and L. Athertey-Jones, K. c.. counsel for the
utor. Mr. Avory warmly repudiated a
•ion contained in a letter of plaintiffs
' to the effect that the defendants wire
e way rfinnfi ted with the theft of tlie
atary which Mis= Robinson averred was stolen
torn her in a street. Counsel for the plaintiff
eventually expressed regret that the letter had
Robert C. CsJdweU, of Jay street, Richmond,
Stales Island, New York, testified that he knew
the late Duke of Portland both as the duke an.l
as T. C Druce, at Welbeck Abbey and at the
Baker Street Bazaar. Mr. Caldwell added that
ha fated the duke at both places for a disease
of the nose.
Thrr* was a buzz of excitement when Mr.
Caldwell swore that in conjunction with the
<Jukr he arranged the death and mock funeral <>f
Drucp. fo that bis dual personality could I" 1
Mr. Caldwell furlhrr testified that at the
duke's request he employed a carpenter to make
a coffin, purchased two hundred pounds of lead
arid put it in the coffin himself. The funeral
occurred on the. following day.
The witness. Mr. Caldwell, further testified
that be k:iw the duke on the morning of the
runf-ra! at the Baker Street Bazaar.
When two photographs were shown to him Mr.
Caldwell swore that they were photographs <>t
the Duke of Portland in the character of T. C.
The witness was then asked to account for
the beard shown in one of the photographs, and
replied that he had seen the duke wear a false
heard and had seen bin take it off.
A day or two after the funeral, Mr. Caldwell
added, be asked the Duke of Portland If the
jw-aaneq "Druce" had left a will. The duke
thanked Mr. Caldwell for reminding him of such
a n Important point, and said he must have
CALDWELL'S RELATION'S WITH DUKE.
Mr. CaldwHl then Rave a detailed account of
's introduction to the Duke of Portland In
I^<W by sir Morell Mackenzie, who died In Lon
don early in 1802. Mr. Caldwell referred to lii«
intimacy with the duke, to his numerous visits
10 the duke both at Welbeck Abbey and Ihe
■•*«• Street Bazaar, and to bis cure of the
Continued on third pace.
GREAT BEAR SPRING WATER.
"•lie purity Jim made it famous."— Advt.
To-morrow, partly cloudy; weM wind*.
BERLIN'S 'RIPPER' FOUXD.
An Epileptic in Asylum Confesses
Murders of Girls.
Berlin. Nov. B.— The series of crimes resem
bling the "Jack the Ripper" murders in London,
the victims here being little girls, has been
cleared up through "the confession of a printer's
apprentice named Paul Minow, an epileptic,
twenty-two years old, who was recently con
fined in an asylum for the insane at Herzberjje.
The authorities of that institution were informed
that Mlnow had been talking in a rambling man
ner of the murders, suspected him of having
committed the crimes and encouraged him to
talk, with the result that he freely related in an
artless fashion how he had been taunted by his
mother and sister with laziness, had gone out
into the streets in a rage and had vented his
feelings by stabbing four little girls one after
the other. He rambled about the city for a
while, and then returned home. It does not ap
pear whether the mother and sister of Alinow
were aware of what ho had done, but his mind
became so disordered that they sent him to the
asylum a week later. The police have con
firmed Minow*s confession.
These murders of girls occurred in Berlin in July
last almost in the centre of that city, and caused
intense excitement. The assassin enticed four
girls, the oldest only live years. Into doorways and
bouses, ami stabbed them several times in the
abdomen with a sharp Instrument. Three of tho
children died from their wounds.
Boon after the crimes were committed, a slip of
paper with a skull sketched <>n it was found on a
public Beat near the scene. On it was written in a
rambling hand: "Away, away; in live minutes
there will be a corpse. There is a child murderer
In the neighborhood. Deliver this note to the police.
1 have killed children in Betfofter, I'reinzlauer
and Henserdorfer streets." The note was fastened
to the seat by » sharp single scissor blade, and it
was assumed that the little were stabbed
With the other half of tho instrument.
Experts who examined the note came to the
conclusion that it was written by a madman, and
the theory which found the great.st favor among
lieriiiaii medloal men was that the assassin was
an epileptic who probably recovered his normal
condition and was then without recollection "f
what h«- had done and would next be heard of
when in another seizure he killed another child.
This view of the case was made public in the
Berlin newspapers, and for some days afterward
• hildren wore k> pt in doors, whiic Berlin was
scoured for the culprit.
Ati. iut twenty persons wer« taken Into custody on
suspicion of being the criminal, but it was not
until Minow brought suspii-ion on himself in th©
asylum by !;is rambling talk that the authorities
. siublished the identity of the murderer.
MAYAS KILL EIGHT MEX.
Indians Attack a Camp of Mexican
I'roops Xear Xopdcc.
i By Telegraph to TJih Tt :
Mexico City, Nov. is.— The War Department
to-day received advieet, from the military bead
quarters In Quintana Roo territory, where a
campaign ajrainst the rebellious Maya Indians
is being made, that a force, of Indians made an
attack upon a camp of soldiers near Nopdee,
killing Lieutenant Roman Kan Martin and seven
BRYAN AND FOLK CONFER.
Report That Governor's Candidacy for Sen
ator Was Discussed.
[ By TVl^uraph to The Tribune 1
Lincoln. Neb., Nov. -Governor Joseph W.
Folk of Missouri arrived from Omaha this
morning and was met by William .1. Bryan,
who took the Governor to Fairvlew, his home,
near here, where they held an all day confer
ence. Governor Folk left here for Jefferson
It was said that Governor Folk called to mak«
a personal visit before Bryan's departure Sun
da v on a tour of the Bast, and no confirmation
could be obtained of a report that the confer
ence had 1" do with Folk's announced intention
to run for the Senate against Senator William
J. Stone, who has hem Bryan's chief lieutenant
in Missouri, coupled with Folk's d<- islon not to
run for J'rrsidrnt.
GOLD LEAF AS BRAIN COVERING.
Remarkable Operation Performed on Patient
[B\ T"l<-gniph to Ttif Trlbun? 1
Baltimore, Nov. B.— Richard Swanger. who
was unconscious for eleven dnyH from a de
pressed fracture of th" skull, causrd by a tree
falling upon him is recov.rlng from a remark
able surgical operation as a result of which ho
will carry a quantity of gold leaf in his head.
Tho surgeons at Maryland rnlveralty Hospital
found a part of the brain covering and a part
of the brain itself adhered to the dura mater.
Tho brain covering and the gray matter were
separated and the gold leaf was placed between
BRAVE ENGINEER DIED WITH OTHERS.
Hauled Burning Powder Cars to Save Town
—Exploded at Section House.
Douglas. Ariz... Nov. 8.-Jesus Garcia, a loco
motive engineer. saVed o/ari. Ariz., from
destruction yesterday by running a powder
train through the town at top speed, but lost
his own life and caused the death of a dozen
or more Mexican section hands.
A powder train on the narrow gauge railroad
of the PUares Mine caught fire when near Naeo
zari. In the train were two open cars heavily
laden with explosives. Realising that the con
centrator and a pood part of the town would he
destroyed if the powder exploded there, the
engineer called to the rest of the crew to jump
and started to run the train away from the
town. He had taken it about a half mile when
the explosion occurred, as the cars were passing
a section bouse full of Mexicans. The explo
sion blew the house, the train, the men and the
,., .or to atoms.
boy, not seeing the fire in the train, stole
h ride on the real car. and was killed by the
explosion. It is Impossible to say just how many
section men were killed.
DECISION FAVORS STATE CONTROL.
Federal Court Refuses Injunction Against
Louisiana Railroad Commission.
Mew Orleans. Nov. 8.-A decision unfavorable
to the currying of state cases into federal courts
by large corporations was handed down to-day
by Judge Maunders, in the I'nited States Circuit
court He decided against the Cumberland Tele
phone Company. which had applied for an injunc
tion Bamlnat the State Itiiilroiin' Commission to re
strain the commission from fixing certain rules on
.able toll* across the Mississippi River. JuUsk?
under* decided that the federal courts lad no
Jurisdiction — • UiU rata.
NEW-YORK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9. 1007.-SIXTEEN PAGZS.- Th^ bb e a .
COTTON COEIER RUMOR
SPECULA TOR'S WA RXIXG.
Price of December Option Too
High, He Says— Report Denied.
A well known New York cotton speculator,
•who has recently been active on the bear side
of the market, said yesterday that an attempt
to corner the December option was being made
by several prominent cotton firms in New York
and that, to squeeze the shorts, they had ad
vanced the price of that option to a point where
it bade fair not only to put a stop to the export
movement of cotton, but also to cause it to be
imported to meet the exigencies of the artificial
demand. In fact, he declared that reports had
been received yesterday that considerable quan
tities of American cotton were beinp shipped
buck from Liverpool to New York for this pur
pose, at a time when the whole financial world
was relying upon the cotton exports to pay for
the gold now being imported. He continued:
"Ordinarily, at this season of the year, Amer
ica Is a very lar^e shipper of cotton to Kngland
and the Continent, as well as to Japan, but the
exports since the first of September this year
are already some 400, 0nn bales behind those of
last year, and the movement is relatively dimin
ishing day by day Four hundred thousand bales
of cotton, at present prices, are worth, approx
imately $20,000, 000. and it is plain that to this
extent the ability of the United States to draw
upon Europe for its necessary gold supplies at
this season is curtailed."
Aft-r pointing out the important part the
American cotton crop plays in international
finance and declaring that the exports of the
staple had during the last three years furnished
on an average 90 per cent of the balance of
trade in favor of this country, be added:
LAROK STOCK IN' NEW YORK. HE SAYS.
"The more conservative members of the cotton
trade are a good deal worked up over the situa
tion which has been created by this apparently
unnecessary 'corner.' and it is said that active ef
forts are to be made to bring it to th>- attention
of the financial powers that be. The stock of
cotton at present in and about New York City
is valued at about $7,009,000, and It is said that
at least a;» much more, if not an Increased quan
tity, will be brought here if the manipulators
are allowed to carry out their purposes. The
accumulation of 114,000,000 worth of cotton in
New York, in the present financial situation,
would. In tho opinion of conservative men. put
an unwarranted strain upon our local banking
facilities, and as this accumulation would be en
tirely unnecessary. *»d to that extent would ab
sorb the credit available for legitimate business
purposes, it seems not Improbable that an at
tempt may be made effectively to discourage
such speculative enterprise.
"On the other hand, the firms Identified with
the operation are believed to have large means
and very pronounced views with regard to th.
right to do as they please with their own. and
thry have up to this evening succeeded in nd
vancing the price of December contracts to a
premium of forty points over the next option —
that is. January — whereas in the normal course
of business December contracts would, It i.- de
clared, pell at forty points under January. Th»
difference of eighty points is the. equivalent of
$4 a bale, which Is the premium that is at pres
ent ing paid in order to attract cotton to New
York and prevent its exportation.
SHIPS LEAVING IN BALLAST.
"One effect of the embargo thus put upon ex
ports Is shown by the fact that recently ships
have left Galveston for Bremen in ballast be
cause cotton to furnish them with cargo* ■ was
not available, although there are from nine to
ten million bales of cotton In tho South yet to
be marketed out of this year's cr>p"
Members of prominent cotton firms when
shown the above statement last night emphati
cally declared that no "corner" was being at
tempted in th« December option, and that there
was not a word of truth in the. assertion that
cotton was being brought back her* from Liver
pool. They declared that a larger percentage of
visible cotton was being exported now than at
the same time last year, and poi" to the tig
ures in "The Financial Chronicle" as proof of
what they said, and that It was plain that tho
author of the reports that a corner was being
attempted and that cotton was to be Imported
to bolster it up was himself on the short .side and
was doing his b^st to discredit those merchants
who were long >f the December option.
Stephen M. Weld & Co., cotton brokers, of No.
82 Beaver street, issued the following statement
in reply to the charges made by the speculator
We understand that an article has been s^nt
to all the newspapers in New York by a well
known cotton speculator, who requests that it
be published without the use of bis name, in
which be says that "because of tho premium
existing In December option exports ol cotton
from the United States huve been almost com
pletely Btopped." According to the last Issue or
"Th*' Financial Chronicle" the amount of cot
ton brought into sight this year was J.7.'S7.<hm>
baits, and the amount exported I.IJUT.itoo bales.
l^a.-st year the amount brought into sight to a
like <i;.te was 3,483,000 bales and exports were
l,t;t; ( .Mt<»o bales. From this it appears tho per
centage of the crop so far brought Into sight
this year and exported la 4&5 per cent, as
against 47. !» per cent lu.^t year. We think that
these figures alone are enough to show that this
man's statement has no foundation in fact. In
view, however, of the efforts mad.- by tlio.se who
are short of the December option In New York
to bring Into discredit those merchant! who are
long of that option, we deem it only just to our
selves to state our reasons for our position.
Our firm Is probably the second largest ex
port house dealing in raw cotton in the Tnited
States, arid as such we have made large sales
to foreign consumers. Owing to the firmness
with which spot cotton is being held in the
South it is very difficult for merchants, such
as ourselves, to purchase cotton there to till our
sales, as is the ordinary course of .such business.
Wo are, therefore, lung of December cotton
with the purpose of requiring those who have
sold It to us to brine the cotton here to New
York in order that we may export It and MM the
sales to merchants and spinners on the other
side which we have already upon our hooks.
The maximum stock in New York on July ."'.«>
was l!t'J..'t74 bales. It Is to day 124.889 bales,
find is daily decreasing, largely owing to our
sales out of New York stock for export. It will
continue to decrease rapidly, and such -cotton
as may be brought here on contract will be im
mediately exported by us. in fulfilment of our
sales to consumers.
It is not our intention to attempt any corner
of cotton In this market, nor as long as we have
any say in the matter will any igirner take
place. In point of fact our holdings of Decem
ber cotton are sufficiently large to Insure the
prompt expert of the cotton now In New York
and such cotton as may come here hereafter.
Far fmrn obstructing the export of cotton
from this country our interest in December cot
ton will enable us to add to this movement
materially and thus do our small share In
bringing "gold to the United States at a timo
when it Is so essential to the business interests
In this country.
SEVEN-UP TO SETTLE ELECTION TIE.
I By Trlenraph to The Trlbunr ]
Hellefnntatne, Ohio, Nov. B.— Justin Fausler and
Frank Reader will play a game of seven-up to de
cide which shall be village marshal of Qulney. The
election on Tuesday resulted in a tie, each man re
ceiving 72 votes. Fausler is not particularly anx
ious for the offic<\ and says lie will not be sorry if
his oppttsant wins.
AFTER ALL, USHER'S THE SCOTCH
that mad* th« hifihball fionou«.— Advt
Mr. Bonaparte Denies That the
Campaign Will hag.
[By Tf leeraph to Th« Tribune. 1
Buffalo, Nov. 8. — "I can state positively that
Statements to the effect that President Roose
velt will abandon his activity in prosecuting per
nicious trusts are absolutely unfounded." said
Attorney General Bonaparte to-night.
"Statements printed in a New York paper on
Wednesday to the effect that the President had
decided to 'lay down' on the campaign he has
instituted against the lawbreaking corporations
of the country were made entirely without
authority and without any foundation whatever.
No one in a position to know what action would
be taken in tho future in the prosecution of
cases already pending or of cases which may
hereafter come to the attention of the Attorney
General's department would have made such a
statement. The story to which I now refer was
made to appear as though the statements had
come either directly from the President or from
Secretary Loeb. Neither of these gentlemen. I
can state positively, ever made any remark that
could be construed as a decision to stop, either
at once or in the near future, the right which
the President is waging against the illegal
trusts of the country.
"The business of the Attorney General's office,
will be conducted as hitherto," continued Mr.
Bonaparte. "I am not aware of any contem
plated change in policy. We are all well satis
fied with the work so far done and hope to ac
complish a great deal more within a very short
STRIKE MAY AFFECT X.ooo.
Calumet and Hecla Miners Threaten
Trouble on Monday.
Detroit, Nov. S— A dispatch to "The Free
Press" from Calumet, Mich., says the copper
miners In the employ of the Calumet and Hecla
Mining Company have Usued an ultimatum to
the management that the employes of the com
pany will strike next Monday unless the man
agement rescinds the wage redaction of 12 I
per cent which was recently announced would
take effect on -December 1 About eight thou
sand men are Involved.
Because of threats of personal violence ngainst
General Manager McNaughton of tne Calumet
and Hecla Sheriff Heck Is said to be arranging
fo r the swearing In of five hundred special dep
uties, to b-- available in case they are needed,
sine the Calumet and Hecla announced a wage
r. auction -i week ago It has been expected that
the other copper mining companies of Michigan
would follow suit.
A GALE AT MARSEILLES.
Many Live* Lost by Houses Falling
— Citj/ in Darkness.
Marseilles. Nov. S A hurricane swept over
this city to-night, causing great damage to piers
and other waterfront property. The gas work*
-. . •.- flooded by tho downpour which accompa
nied the atom, and the city was plunged Into
darkness. A number or persons were killed by
collapsing houses, but In the confusion and
darkness It Is Impossible to determine the ex
tent of the casualties to-night
The whole of South France continues to suffer
from the floods following the. excessive rates.
In many places the inundations are worse
than those which followed tho September
storms The extensive coal mines al GraiSßSSsac
have been completely Hooded and all work has
CONVENT NEXT TO OPERA HOUSE,
A Sale in Philadelphia That May Worry
[ Tlv Werrarh to Th« Tribune. ]
Philadelphia. Nov. S- Next door to the white
marble Harrah bouse, at Broad and Poplar
Streets, which Oscar Hammerstein has bought
as the site of his new uptown home for grand
opera, there stands a four story house that
was sold to-day for $25,000 to the Sisters Of
the Blessed Sacrament, to be used as a school
for colored children and Indians. On the other
side of this property and separated from It only
by a narrow yard hi the home of Samuel F.
Nixon, the theatrical manager.
Perhaps the worry which Mr. Hammerstein
may feel when be bears that his high priced
Imported songbirds will have to warble within
range of ■ convent filled with varl-coiored or
phans will be alleviated on learning that
Mother Catherine, known in the outside world
as Miss Mary Drexel, a member of the old
Drexel family, is the- head of this new institu
tion and receives frequent visits from persons in
TERRIFIC QUAKE AT UNALASKA.
San Francisco, Nov. S. — Captain Tilton of the
whaler Herman, which arrived to-day from the
Arctic, reports that a terrific earthquake oc
curred at I'nalaska about a month ago. and
that McCulloch Peak, which -was created by an
earthquake nearlv year ago. and extended
3 4<M> fpet above the sea, has dwindled to almost
McCulloch Peak resulted from a volcanic
eruption in the Bogostov Islands, and was dis
covered by officers of the I'nitcd States revenue
cutter McCulloch. Tho place was visited by Bos
ton scientists, who recently reported that tho
peak was increasing in height. The earthquake
shock which is believed to have caused its sud
den shrinkage was felt for milea around Bogos
tov Island and Vnalaska, and at one place a
wall of water was thrown up to nearly thirty
tive feet ..ut Of UM sea.
HIGH WATER STOPS TROY BOATS.
I By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Trojr, N. Y.. Nov. 8. — Not in ten years has tl.e
Hudson Kiver at this city been so high at this
time of the year as at present. Freshet condi
tions prevail, warehouse cellars are flooded along
the river front, and much damage has been
done. The pier of the Citizens Line is submerged
and the night boat to New York has ceased to
run. All the ferries here have stopped their
The river lf» over the pier, and into the street.
Heavy rains up the state are responsible for the
floor. The Mohawk Rlvr is also at flood height.
Similar conditions prevail at Albany.
WORLD'S HYDROPLANE RECORD.
Paris. Nov. ».— M. Lelas, with a hydroplane,
covered two kilometres in 1 minute 56 seconds to
day, which is at the rate of thirty-four knots an
hour and ia a world's record for this sort of a
machine. The experiment was timed by Santos-
Dumont. M. .ambdeacon and Captain Ferber. It
was conducted on the Seine, in the presence of a
large number of automobile and aeronautic ex
XIAGARA DAM PLAXXED.
Waterxcays Commission Said To Be
Buffalo. Nov. S— A scheme to build a sub
merged dam across Niagara River Jnst above
Niagara Falls, is receiving: the consideration of
the International Waterways Commission, and
a report favoring the plan will probably be sub
mitted to Congress at its coming session. It is
understood that the members of the commission
believe this is the solution to restore the lake
The dam as planned Is said to meet the objec
tions of practically all interested persons. It ia
also asserted that such a dam will not aflset
Niagara's glory. A meeting of tho commission
will be held In this city on November LH>. when
the matter will be considered, although it is not
expected that Commissioners Haskell and Coste,
who have charge of the matter, will have their
KAISER LEAVES BERLIX.
Starts for England — The Empress
with Him — Crouds at Station.
Berlin, Nov. B.— Emperor William and the
Kmpress left here shortly before midnight for
Flushing, where they will embark for Kngland.
The Emperor looked well and chatted cheer
fully with Prince von Biilow. the Imperial Chan
cellor. The public is showing isreat interest in
thi.s visit. The railroad station was thronged
with cheering crowds, among those present bp
ing several members of the Cabinet, prominent
military officers and other officials.
GRIEF DRIVES TO DEATH.
Girl Drinks Acid and Leaps from
Roof When Mother Expires.
Delirious from grief over the death of her
mother. Miss Helen Schwab, of No. <Vl2 Wast
114th street, drank carbolic, acid yesterday and
threw herself from the roof of her home, killing
herself instantly. William Doran, a roofer, who
was making repairs to tho roof, tried to prevent
the young woman from killing herself, but sh«
Miss Schwab had lived with her mother. Mrs.
Caroline Schwab, and her brother Charles since
the death of her father. Jacob Schwab, a year
ago Six weeks ago Mrs. Schwab was operated
on in 81 Luke's Hospital for cancer. The
daughter occupied a room in the hospital, and
was in constant attendance on her. OB Sunday
Mrs Schwab was brought home unconscious,
and Miss Schwab refused to sleep or to leave
the bedside When her mother died, yesterday,
the girl rushed from the room and immediately
took her own life.
Coron.r Shrady assigned Coroners Physician
Bchntts to take charge of the case, but through
some mistake in the coroners* office the body
had not been removed from the lower hallway
at a late hour last night.
FEDERAL AID TO FIGHT PLAGUE.
Governor of California and 'Frisco Officials
Call for Financial Help.
San Francisco. Nov. 8— At a conference to
day in the Mayor's office attended by Governor
Gillette, Mayor Taylor. Dr. Rupert Blue, of the
Marine Hospital Service; chairman Payot of the
Health Committee of the Board of Supervisors
and Chairman Brandenstein of the Finance
Committee of that body, it was decided to call
on the federal government for financial aid in
stamping out the bubonic plague in San Fran
CARMACXS VIEW OF THE PRESIDENT
"Biggest Fake and Most Popular Man in
the United States."
I Bv Tel"«:n»i>b to Th» THbun* 1
Atlanta. Nov. "Roosevelt is the biggest fake
and most popular man in the United State?."
said ex-Senator E W. Carmack. of Tennessee,
to-day. "Headlines are his ruling passion, and
America lost a great yellow Journalist when he
wont Into politics."
Mr Carmack derided the chanler beetn,
praised Bryan, said that within a !>w yean there
would be laws barring the shipment of UqoOf
from wet to dry states, thus ending the HottOt
traffic in the South, and predicted an early re
turn to normal conditions in the money market
He declared the railroads responsible for the
He le.tured in Atlanta to-night.
"IN ALL SERIOUSNESS."
Michigan Professor Said to Want a King
Theodore I, U. S. A. •
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Ann Arbor. Mich., Nov. R. Professor Drake, of
th* law department of the I'ntverslty of Mic'itican,
startled his class to-day by declaring that he
would favor electing President Roosevelt King of
the United Slates. The statement was at first
taken us 8 joke, but Professor Drake asserted
that It was made in all seriousness and sincerity.
The nomination of the President to the throne
Of lbs United States came after a discussion of
the corporation problem. Professor Drake declared
that, although an attack upon vested interests had
been attended with many dangers to the pros
perity of the nation, the President bail wisely
bandied the situation, and as tho final sotoUoa of
corporate enoroarhmrtits upon the rights of the
public could not be reached before the passing of
many decades, he favored retaining Roosevelt at
the helm through the thickest of the tight.
•NEVER GIVE UP
Congressman McKinney, Returned from Isl
ands. Says Resources Are Unbounded.
San PYandsao, Way. s "\\> must never rntertaln
ttM i'le.i of KivitiK up the Philippines." s.iid Coßr
STeBBBMUI Jassss McKlnmy. of Illinois, on his ar
rival froi.i the Orient to-day on the steamer Persia
after an exhaustive study of the Pacific possessions
of the United States as a member of the Territorial
Committee of I'onnress.
"The resources of the islands arp unbounded," he
added. "(Jreat coal, copper and gold deposits have
bsefl found, .and even greater wealth seems in store
for the Patted States in oth«>r respects— the im
mense timber holdings, for instance."
Congressman McKinn«»y favors ti removal of
tlie tariff on Philippine sugar and tobacco.
Among other arrivals from the Orient on the
Persia were American Consul J. Boyd, from Shang
hai, and J. H. Sharp, stationed at Kol e. Japan.
LOSS IN ELEVATOR FIRE. $600,000.
Duluth. Minn.. Nov. . B.— Fire to-night damaged
the Great Northern elevator and its contents, at
Superior, to the extent of more than $&*/~A
PRICE THREE CENTS.
SCARCITY OF CURRENCY
IXTKRIORS IlE.irr DKAIX.
Premium Here Loner — t*ild
Engaged The Banking Situation.
The only serious feature of the banking and
financial situation now is. according to leau
ing bankers, the currency stringency, the end of
which does not yet seem to be in sight. More
■old was engaged yesterday, in spite of the
raising of the Imperial Bank of Germany's dis
count rate to the highest figure in years, fol
lowing similar action on the prei-.-viinj; do by
the Bank of England and the Bank of France;
and although the drawing of gold from abroad
is expected soon to cease, the credits being es
tablished by the heavy exportation of gram
and cotton will enable further supplies of the
metal to be obtained whenever needed.
The sold now coming in, however, is in largo
measure being forwarded to interior points,
and as much currency as can posoibly be spared,
by the local banks is being sent to their out-of
town correspondents, for the shortage of cash u
One of the large local banks, with several
thousand correspondents, has depleted its re
serve by about one-t|uart<=r during the last few
weeks to supply currency where it Is most
■coded and has made large shipments to bank*
In San Antonio, iJaiveston. Memphis. Mobile.
Atlanta and other Southern cities. The country
banks have been allowed to draw down their
balances to a point whtek affords in many cases
hardly more than enough to meet the drafts sold
In the ordinary course of business.
SMALLER BANKS FAVORED.
Special favor is shown to the small interior
banks where there is no clearing house. It la
admitted that the cotton movement Is seriously
checked by the lack of'small bills and silver to
pay the small growers and by the inability of
the Southern bank.* to handle the Immense vol
ume of business accumulating at Southern points.
The grain shipments are in better shape owing
to the gold secured by the banks of Minneapolis
and St. Paul, and arrangements for paying cash,
in New York on grain bills. The New York
banks, however, feel bound to retain a certain
proportion of reserve to guard against possible
The fact that practically $ti0.000,000 in cur
rency disappeared from the New York banks
within a week, as indicated by the last bank
statement, ia considered sufficient evidence that
the New York banks are doing their best to
meet tho great demands on them. The total
drain of last week Is computed on the basis of
an actual loss In cash of about $30,000,000. ia
face of the fact that $30,000,000 of public
money had been poured into the New Yorlt
banks. It Is impossible to determine what pro
portion of this $6>uOGO,Oi>o went West and what
proportion went into hoards In New Teal
far this week the local banks have lost mora
than $13,000,000 to the interior.
FALL IN PREMIUM.
There was a decided fall yesterday in th««
premium on currency, due to a large outpouring
of hoarded money, and at the clot-e of aaaktasj
hours the premium rate had declined to l< a p .
cent, against a closing rate of 3 per cent • i
Thursday. Most of the day's transactions wttm
made at :.' per cent. Bolognesl. Hatrield
announced that they had purchast-d over fIJM*.
Mf in currency yesterday u.nd that practically
all of this amount was hoarded money. Th- v
■ 1 las market as much easier than osj
Thursday. Mann. Bill & Ware ais.. did a
business at lower rates.
Larg< Bras' which need currency for payro'.l3
were able to procure cash yesterday at "\ pel
cent, against a charge In some cased as high as
4to 44 1 * per cent on Thursday. Money broken
reported tint the market for currency was"grow
ing much wider. This, of course, signified that
more people were sealing, attracted by the his »
rates. One prominent broker said he thought
the highest rates for currency had been s-ee-i
and predicted that the. heavy outpour of hoards I
fund-* would soon cause the premium to disap
pear altogether. It was estimated that more than
$3,000,000 of hoarded money was taken to Walt
Street yesterday and sold.
t.i •!.[> ENGAGEMENTS.
The gold engagements yesterday included Jl.»
HMM by the National City Bank, of which 11.-
MMM is to come from the Argentine: Q.aap.ata,
by hazard Freres, $1,200,000 by Heidelbac!i.
Ickelheimer & Co. and $-00,000 by th« First Na
tional Bank of Portland. Ore. Lazard fMIM
also received from Mexico $1,000,000 In American
gold coin, the engagement of which had n C
previously been reported, and the New Yorlc
agent of the Bank of Nova Scotia had a con
signment of $250,000 on the Lusitania. Tsisasj
sum.-, aggregating S-t.900.000. brim; the total en
gagements to date up to $45,275,000.
The Lusltunia brought to port yesterday frorsj
Liverpool $12,361,100 in gold coin and bars. Th«
consignment weighed twenty-four tuna anil w.t.t
taken ashore as soon as the big liner made fa-t
to h»r pier. Tho gold was packed In 334 wooing
boxes, bound with steel bands. The unloading
was done under the personal supervision <•£
Joseph I.ancaster, the purser.
A mill portable fence kept back a curious
crowd of passengers whose baggage had not yet
come ashore. A guard, consisting of several po
licemen from tho traffic squad and six detective*,
stood by seven trucks which drew up outsula
the pier to receive the gold. The boxes wera
carried the length of the pier on hand trucks ;i>
the waiting vehicles.
The burs were taken to the Assay Office ami
the coin to the Sub-Treasury and placed to the
credit of the bankers who imported it.
CONSIGNMENT TO MR. FISH.
A feature of the distribution of the gold which
caused some comment was that $J.100.50t) was
consigned to the Assistant Treasurer of th«
United States in this city. Hamilton Fish, As
sistant Treasurer, said that the government had
not imported any gold, as the reserve was suffi
cient for all demands. It was said at the Sub-
Treasury that under the present circumstance*
the gold would be received and credited to th*
Chicago bank which had imported it. The ob
ject of the bank in having the gold consigned to
the Assistant Treasurer here instead of to its
New York correspondent Is supposed to have
been to have the money transferred by telegraph,
to Chicago through the Sub-Treasury.
Business was on a normal basis yesterday at
both the Trust Company of America and th©
Lincoln Trust Company, and at neither place
were the withdrawals in large volume. The few
depositors on hand when banking hours opened
at 10 o'clock were soon paid, and at noon there
was no line at either company's office. Ar
rangements were made by both companies to
take care of the bank messengers at separata
paying windows, and In this way the regular de
positors who wished to draw money for current
expenses were not inconvenienced. The officers
of both institutions announced that deposits
were heavy, many depositors who had become
frightened and had withdrawn their accounts
bringing them back.
In relation to the mortgage for $4.500. 0n0 on.
<d&e new Plaza Hotel, vales was reported on