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her «. explataW how It was he owed the firm
A DEALER IN U. S. STEEL
A» examination of the contents of his bag
at th* Holland House showed that he had dealt
errfurfrelj Sn United State, Ste«l common. To
cm-r hi* transaction* in this stock he had de
posited with Ollphant & Co. Virginia deferred
bonds .mounting to $53,000. His last report
from the company showed that he had lost all
of this. In addition to 500 shares of stock of th*
United Stairs Steel Company and the $»,<>uo in
addition which he ■■•■■: the firm v ■" -- v ■■
of his transactions It seemed had proved un
At the Holland Ho«« !t was learned that r>r.
G*i*er had l-~n in the city for several weeks
the latter n*rt of August. When he went South
then his account with Oilphant & Co. was
properly secured. During the recent panic the
value of his collateral was depreciated, and Mr.
Ollphant wrote asking him to settle this. On
November :«> Dr. Gelgcr replied. Insisting that
he could not owe the firm money, and asking In
addition that a check for $250 be deposited to
his account in the Fifth Avenue Hank.
Mr. Oliphant s reply to this was found in Dr.
Geigcr's pocket. "We do not understand your
statement In regard to your account," read the
letter. "We infer you consider it a loan not yet
due. We would like to know when you consider
that it matures. On our books it is simply a
running account, end we have no recollection
of any agreement having been made to carry it
for any fiJt<vl term. TSie custom of our busi
ness, however. is to carry such accounts as long
as the required margin is kept good. In this
case the margin has not b< ?n k«pt good, and if
sold out to-day there -would be a deficiency of
Letters in Geiger'a bag showed that only a few
• . --k.- ago he was trying to realize money on
thrr© hundred acres of real estate in Greene
County. Georgia. Only a short time before, too.
i .- had Instructed his personal attorney, Na
thaniel B. Barnwell, of No. 20 Broad street, :
Charleston (the same street number In tho
Southern town as that in New York where he
lest his fortune and his end came), to sell a
Japanese bond which he held for him. On sev-
e ral pages of paper on which he had columns
at figures the doctor had copied sayings of
J. Pierpont Morgan. Jacob H. SchifE and Frank
A. Vanderlip regarding the probable rise of
values in the stock market. One of these was
as old as the spring of 1903. probably the time
he first began trying his hand at the game.
RUMOR OF BROITvTER CONNECTION. -
It was at first reported that Geiger had gone
to see Mr. Oliphant to get him to intercede for
George H. Brouwer. former confidential man- j
ager of the firm, who -was sent to prison not
long ago for misappropriating rroney intrusted
to him by customers of the firm to his own use.
This rumor was found to have no foundation, J
Brouwer was indicted on October 11 last. The
Fpeclflc complaint against him was made by Jay
F. Carlisle, a broker who had desk room with
the Oliphant firm. Mr. Carlisle went to Europe
a few months ago. but before doing so he turned j
over the unfinished negotiations for the sale of !
a farm ti-hich he owned in the Berkshires to
Brouwer and told him if he made the sale to
turn over the proceeds to Ollphant & Co.
» The farm was Fold for $2,750. but instead of
turning over the money to the firm, as directed,
Brouwer misappropriated it to his own use.
When Mr. Carlisle returned from Europe he
learned that Brouwer had not turned over the
money to the fins and he started an Investiga
tion which led to the latter's arrest and sen
tence to not less than three years and r.in»
months and not more than eight years and nine
months in Sing Sing. After the trial Judge
Rosalsky was besieged with letters asking
James L. Oliphant, who was a little over fifty
years of age. had been in Wall Street since boy
hood, his first employment having been with
■th*» late John Norris. who in his time was on©
of tho best known stock brokers of the district.
In ISSSMr. Oliphant was admitted to member
ship ie the New York Stock Exchange. He was
at that time a member of the firm of Anthony,
Poor 4: Oiiphaut. which later became Latham,
Kmlth & Ollphant.
On the organization of the present firm of
&k James H. Oliphant & Co.. on December 31. IS9S,
Hi Mr. o; :r .haiit transferred his seat to his son.
Pr James N'-ris Oliphant, who became one of the
partners. The other members of the firm are
Alfred L. Norris. son of Mr. Oliphant's old em
ployer, and Floyd W. Mundy. Mr. Norris and
J. Norris Oliphant are the board members of
Mr. Ollphant v.-as one of the best known and
best liked broker? in the Street, and while a
member of the Stock Exchange served for sev
eral years on the governing committee. He was a
director of the Lafayette Fire Insurance Com
pany anfl the St. I/awrenee River Real Estate
Association and a trustee of th*> Title Guarantee
and Trust Company He was also a member of
the Union League Club, th» New York Athletic
1 «b, the New York Yacht Club, the Downtown
Association, the Hamilton Club, of Brooklyn,
and The Garden City Golf Club. His home was
«t No. 415 Clinton avenue* Brooklyn.
f.ar T»craph 10 Th« Trtbur*-!
Beaufort. S. C., Dec. —Charles A. Oeiger.
mho to-day shot James H. Oliphant In New
Tnrk and then committed suicide, was well
known In this city. He had resided at this place
for the last two year?, though he had mingled
but little with the people, and Tfa? morose,
gloomy, erratic and easily excited, though he
never drank and lived a regular life.
He told a few friends here that he had been
abroad for many years and that at one time he
was court physician to King Menelik of Abyp-
Finia. While there he baid he met and became
a friend of Count Szechenyi, the Hungarian who
in to wed Miss Vanderbilt. Photographs taken
of himself and the count arc in his room at th"
Sea. Island Hotel here.
Nature bestows a gift for music
on but few. You can bestow
this gift on any one you choose
Carries with ft the ability to play
The PIANOLA and PIANOLA
PIANO are universally recognized
as the standard. Their sales exceed
those of all other piano-playing in
The Pianola $115 aa* *»• , Purchasable by mode- -
T*e Pianola Plan* SCfrt up ( rite monthly payments
TTIO AOflliSlTl ft\ Aeolian B«U.»tt it* Aye.
l IIC /tvUUall tUt) near Stth St., New York.
He had also served, he paid, as physician at
the court of the Sultan- of Morocco. It was evi
dent from his talk that he v.-as a man of re
finement, education and had travelled.
Recently he was suffering from Jungle fever,
which he had contracted in Africa. Until a
year ago he was barely able to walk with the
help of, a cane. Geiger was well related in
South Carolina. He was born at Roswell, Ga.
His father at one time was a physician in Bal
timore. Mis* Carrie Geigor is a sister said to
be residing- in New York. Before leaving here
last Tuesday Golger said lie was going to At
CALLS SPECIAL SESSION.
Governor Glenn Would Have Rate
[By Telegraph to Th« Tribunal
Raleigh, N. C.. Dec. 20.— Governor Glenn, who re
turned from Washington to-day, said that ho would
assemble the Legislature of North Carolina in
extraordinary session In January, to ratify an
agreement which has been effected in Washington
between the railroads and the state In the railway
passenger rate controversy, about which there has
been such a bitter fight in the state and federal
courts. All of the lines In operation In North Caro
lina have now agreed in the proposed compromise
measure, with the exception of the Atlantic Coast
The basis of the agreement is virtually that which
was given out by the Governor some days ago, as
having been proposed by him In a conference with
President Finley of the Southern Railway, and ac
cepted by the latter. The basis of the agreement
is ■ flat 2-2-cent rale for interstate and intrastate
business, with 500 and 1,000 mileage books for
families and business firms at 2' cents and 2 cents,
Governor Glenn added that the extra session
agreement calls for the assembling of the Legis
lature of several other Southern states also.
XOT VET RECONCILED.
Rumors of a Duel Between inilinms
and De Armond Denied.
Washington. Dee. 20.— Yesterday's physical en
counter between John Sharp Williams, of Ma-
Flspi.npl. and Mr. De Armond. of Missouri, on the
floor of the House of Representatives had no
aftermath to-day, so far as the principals them
selves wers concerned, but the friends of each
travelled back and forth waving boughs of peace.
It !s understood, howrver, that they acted of their
own volition and -.ot by authority of the prin
Rumors of t.. likelihood of a challenge to a
duel floated about the corridors of the Capitol to
day, hut investigation proved them fanciful. Al
thoueh neither Mr Williams nor Mr. De Armond
is willing to make *'<* first overtures for peace. It
is predicted by their friends that they will event
ually shake hands and agree to forgive if not to
forget their . anal Although the House wa.«
not In sessio- ' D<? Armond visited the floor
to-day and pu. tor a time at his desk at work
on bills he means to introduce. He refused to
discuss his encounter with Mr. Williams. Tho
iatter spent most of the clay at his home.
FEET GIVE INTEUDER AWAY.
They Were Protruding from Under a Bed
After a Bu glar Alarm Sounded.
As a result of the arrest of Charles Forst. living
at the Majestic Lodging House. No. 3.'0 Bowery, the
police of tha. East 104 th street station think they
have cleared up the mvsttiry surrounding many flat
robberies in their district.
A candy store at No. 1958 Third avenue, belong
ing to John Weyman. has been robbed several
times in the last yeai. and a few weeks ago Way
man installed a burglar alarm, whirh n^t only
looked out fur his store, but aiso for his apartment
on the floor above.
About midnight last night Wcyman and De
tectlva Goss, of the East iftUh street station, were
in the store discussing the robberies when the
burglar alarm from the apartment above, rang.
Goss. with hip revolver in hand, ran up the stair.i.
but a thorough search failed to discover th^ in
Just as Goss was about to glv« up the search
he discovered a pair of feet protruding Cram under
a bed. and levelling his gun h<- commanded tho
owner of the feet to surrender. In a second, Forst
came out from und**r the bed, alter first throwing:
his gun out, and was handcuffed by the detective.
He was taken to the station house and charged
MRS. LEAVITT MAY BE DELEGATE.
Denver. Dec. 20.— a movement started by
women voters of Colorado succeeds, two women
will be among the delegates to the Democratic
National Convention, and one will be Mrs. Ruth
Bryan Leavitt, eldest daughter of William J.
Bryan. Mrs. Leavitt may place her father in nomi
nation. Mrs. Leavitt has been a resident of Denver
'for five years, and is president of the Jane Jeffer
son Club. She Is now in Europe with her mother.
OKLAHOMA OUSTER SUITS.
Chandler. Okla., Dec. 20.— Setting forth eight spe
cific causes for action. Attorney General West to
day Instituted ouster suit proceedings against the
Fort Smith & Western Railroad, of Arkansas/ and
the Sans Bois Coal Company, of Virginia, operating
mines In the McAlester fields. The Bois companies
are operating in th» state without a license. It is
charged that the Sans Bois Coal Company is a
CREATES NEW NATIONAL FOREST.
Washington, I'ec. 20.— President Roosevelt has
signed a proclamation creating the Arkansas Na
tional Forest In the western central part of Ar
kansas, covering more thsn one million acres. It
will b* the furthest east of t> < i .1 la* government's
A COUNTERFEIT "BUFFALO" NOTE.
Washington, Dee. "o.— The Treasury Department
to-day announced the appearance of a counterfeit
110 "buffalo" United State? note, detected at the
National Park Bank in New York. While the gen
eral appearance of the note is deceptive, the lath*
work and ruling are crude and broken. The note
bears the serial number 4.575.111.
NEW-YOK* I>ATTT TRIBUNE. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 21. IWR
T031 .1 OH U SON'S BOOMER.
Bring* Message from Cleveland to
Poor Old New York.
Tom Johnson's boom has spilled over out of
Cleveland, and a few drops splashed against »•
vaulted walls of Cooper Union last night. Peter
Witt, city clerk of Cleveland, told of his boss's
many excellencies. Lee Fairchild and Colonel
Archie Baxter aro said to be pretty good spell
binders, but they should ro sit at the feet of
Cleveland's city clerk for instruction. When 9:30
o'clock came and the early going Fart of the
audience hastened away lest their favorite benches
be pre-empted, thj chairman walked out to the
reading desk anl dandled his watch suggestively,
but Mr. Witt co.id not see tho hint, for he was
declaring at that point that his audience should
"remember th.i' your children are as dear to you
as the children of the millionaires. If you work
for them rs the millionaires work for theirs there
will be no more paupers, for without millionaires
you cannot have paupers." Then the director of
the r pies Institute retired to his seat and
started the applause at appropriate intervals for
another twenty minutes. j
Mr. Witt was scheduled to talk particularly s about
the traction fight, but he had only just reached that
point when closing time came, and when he fin
ished his peroration the exigencies of a departing
audience made it also the finish of hid speech. He
capitulated as gracefully as he could, and all went
home with a full Idea of how Tom Johnson, by
wrenching Cleveland from the grasp of the wicked
capitalists— present foes and former friends— had
paved the universe. As the speaker said, "Tom
Johnson got his, and now there is no firmer friend
of the common pee-pul."
Mr. Witt first told how. when Tom (Johnson was
made Mayor seven years go, some of the people
paid 2 per cent of their taxes and some paid 68
per cent. Thanks to the Mayor, now all pay alike,
lie said. Of the benefits of municipal ownership
he talked at length. He said that Cleveland "got
seven barrels of water for one cent a barrel, while
under private ownership it would have to pay one
cent for seven barrels." The advantage of this
was appreciated by the audience, which applauded
loudly. Then he told how the city was making
money out of its disposal of garbage, which gives
the city a profit of $3 60, according to Mr. Witt, on
every ton of garbage.
Then he switched to a remark made by ex-Gov
ernor Black a little while ago, "either in Vermont
or New Hampshire, or some other place in New
England," that it was not wise to listen all the
time to the man on the barrel head. "Governor
Black was away off." he said, "for William Lloyd
Garrison was a great barrel head orator. Governor I
Altgeld once declared that men in rags never de- i
stroyed a gover'ment, but I say that the men in
b'iled shirts never saved one."
"When Tom Johnson took charge of the city," he
continued a little later, "the parks were tho parade
grounds of the rich, and all you could see in them
were some monkeys on a box in tight breeches and
yellow coats. Now a hundred thousand people are
in the parks, listening to the sweet strains of our
band concerts. [Voice: "Are they union men?"!
Ye?, and the strains they discourse are of the
sweetest for that reason. We have still some puri
tanical ideas In Cleveland, though, for not a the-ay
tar there Is open, but we have ball games— not pro
fessional games, but games on the sixty-five dia
monds provided by the city. Then we have play
grounds for everybody in the congested districts,
and in winter these are all turned into skating
Mr. Witt has little regard for the Constitution.
"I hope the time will come," he said, as he came
to this topic, "when we will have dl-rect legisla
tion and we won't have, government by the dead.
The dead are dead ones, any way. I think with
Ingersoll.that the best thing we can say of our
ancestors is that they are do-ceasod."
Then th« City Clerk of Cleveland took up the
social evil. "We had to go up against the social
evil in Cleveland." he admitted, "but we went up
against it Just the way we would against a street
car proposition. There's some people that won't
admit that it's here, but you Just go up and sec
It flaunting In FeacocK Alley and you'll see your
mistake. It was the Invariable custom to raid
disorderly places In Cleveland, but Tom John
eon would not Jet the earnings of these poor un
fortunates pay the salaries of the Judges and ho
made the police stop raiding them. This cut oft
police blackmail, and for seven years no police
blackmail has been paid. We don't depend on the
slow processes of law, but go to the heart of the
The speaker then described the work of Dr. Harry
Cooley and Tom Johnson In cleaning out tho work
house and making it a place for help to the un
fortunate rather than n post-graduate course in
crime. He also told of the transformation of the
city's poorhouso to a farm and cottage colony, and
the similar transformation of tho reformatory, and
the formation of th«; Brotherhood Homes to help
the discharged prisoner.
"The greatness of a city is not to be measured
by its buildings, but by the character of the pee
pul who reWldo there." were his parting words.
HARMON A CANDIDA
Boomed for President by Michigan
my Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Detroit, Dec. liO.-The conservative Democrat*
of Michigan have invited Judson Harmon, of
Cincinnati. Attorney General under President
Cleveland, to become their candidate for Presi
dent, and he has accepted. They have promised
to give him tho Michigan delegation, and are
working hard to keep their pkdge. These facts
regarding a conference of the anti-Bryan lead
era with Mr. Harmon vvhon ho was here yester
day became known to-day. The conference waa
i st-cret, but National Commlttoemari Campau.
Bryan's lieutenant, learned of it and is fight
ing the move. After the meeting Mr. Harmon
said he waa a candidate for the l^ominaion.
"READY IF DRAFTED'— BRYAN
Declines to Discuss Boom of Governor John
sen on Ground of "Personalities."
Kansas City. Dec. Jfc-W. J. Bryan, in thia
illy to-day, when asked about Democratic Presi
dential aafjlMHMaii and particularly as to Om
probable candidacy of Governor John A. John
eon of Minnesota, sold:
"I know Governor Johnson personally, but
you must pardon BM for not goinij into person
alities. I could not discuss him nor any one
ripe as a Presidential possibility and b<» quoted
without being misunderstood.
"I «hall not volunteer as a Democratic Presi
dential candidate, but if I am drafted I will not
Mr. Bryan, who is on a speech making toru
that wKI take in Kansas. Oklahoma and Texas,
arrived here to-day from Lincoln, Neb., on his
way to Wichita, Kan., where he spoke to-night.
LARCENY CHARGE AGAINST A LAWYER
Complainant Alleges He Collected $18,500 on
Real Estate Sale and Kept the Money. -
Charged with the theft of . JIB.XX), Robert I.
Bright, a lawyer, at No. 2 Rector street, living at
No. 409 West 57th stret, was locked up at Police
Headquarters last night on the complaint of Her
man Mertens, a builder, of No. 40 Union Square.
According to the police. Mertens alleges that on
October 2 Bright, acting as an agent, collected
J15.500 in part payment of the purchase price of
MM real estate at West Arverne, Long Island..
Mertens alleges further that after collecting the
money the lawyer appropriated it to his own use.
At Police Headquarters it was said that the prop
erty was that which was formerly occupied by the
CALL FOR STATE BANK REPORTS.
nark Williams. State Superintendent of Banks,
ha? issued a call for statements of conditions of
vate banks and trust companies at the close of
business on Thursday. December 19. The reports
of these institution? will bf of unusual Interest at
this time, in view of the recent panic, as were the
returns made by the national banks in respon»e to
the call sent out by the Controller of the- Currency
tor statement* or condition m of December S.
HEALTH-GIVING : -
LOW BOOMS GOVERNOR
Great Applause at 29th A. I). Re
publican Club Meeting.
Ex-Mayor Seth Low launched a Hughes boom last
night, selecting a meeting of the 29th Assembly
District Republican Club, of which he is a mem
ber, as the means. He was cheered to the echo by
the one hundred and fifty club members when he
spoke of the possibility of the selection of the pres
ent Governor as the next national banner bearer of
the Republican party. Otto Bannard, treasurer of
the Republican County Committee, was present and
had a chair beside Mr. Low.
Mr. Low had talked about the function of a po
litical party, and toward the close, having outlined
possible live Republican Issues, turned to possible
candidates. Mentioning in terms of praise, first.
Secretary Tuft, then Secretary Cortelyou, and
thirdly. Secretary Root, the speaker said: "And
then I must refer to a man who. I believe, will
carry the state more certainly than any other man.
Of course I refer to Governor Hughes.
"I am glad the Republican County Committee
deferred its action for a month. That was a wise
thing to do. It did not know what the feeling was
a month ago. It will know what the feeling of the
party in New York is a month hence. I feel confi
dent that when that canvass of the feeling is made
here in New York the committee will choose Mr.
••By character and achievement he i«. I believe,
precisely the man needed in this emergency. By
his advocacy of the utilities bill he has shown
that he favors governmental control, la common
with the needs of the time, and the policies that
are now being carried out.
"And in addition he is inclined to take the pub
lic view of any affair rather than the private one.
Yet he is not given to precipitate action, demand
ing and scanning most closely the fullest infor
mation to be gained upon any subject with which
he has to deal. Witness that in the care and
study which he gave to the 2-cent fare bill, which
he. vetoed. I submit that Is precisely the tempera
ment that is needed by the Republican party-the
temperament which recognizes calmly the needs,
recognizes that national control must ensue, par
ticularly In Interstate commerce, and is willing
to accept the most competent advice which may be
"It Is my feeling that when that convention
gathers six months hence to name the national
candidate the representatives of New York in
that body should say to their fellows from else
where: 'Here Is the man who is more than any
other candidate, likely to carry the State of New
York" It is my own belief to-day that no other
man is so certain to carry the State of New York."
With that Mr. Low sat down, and the applause
which had started first when Governor HugUes's
name waa mentioned was renewed and lasted for
several seconds, until the ex-Mayor was obliged to
rise and respond with a bow.
Referring to the President Mr. Low said: "Presi
dent Roosevelt is risht. I believe, when he says
that the Constitution must bo broadly construed
upon the matter of Interstate commerce. We hear
criticism, oftentimes unthinking. I suspect, of the
proposition that the Constitution must be en
larged by interpretation. Mr. Bryce. in his book
upon the American commonwealth. says in effect
that the Constitution could not hold Its sway over
a progressive nation if it were not enlarged. How
else is the government to have the power to meet
the conditions of the day? The Constitution must
be Interpreted broadly to meet them.
'Truly in this matter of Interstate commerce we
must tako a broader view. The hour has its needs
and they must In truth be met. There are a
thousand Instances In which one may point out
how the Constitution, construed in the old narrow
sense, will not eufflcc for the time.
"When the clause defining interstate commerce
was drawn you must remember there was not a
railroad How can the states handle a situation
which is oftentimes one In which the law of one
state works in Interstate commerce to the 111 of
another? . ' __
"Then there is the matter of currency. W«• need
a more elastic currency, particularly at harvest
time. And we need besides a system which shall
unify our national banks in time of peril. These
two thing", I think, can be Intrusted to the Re
publican party. More likely to handle them we!!
Is the Republican than the Democratic party, by
its past recoW- - t -'
"Mr. Bryan, who has twice, been leader of the
Democratic party. and who, from Indications, may
be Its leader attain, wants the government to un
dertake functions which no more belong to the
government than anything which can be Imagined.
Verily, the Democratic party has gone very tar
far indeed from the old Jeffersonian standard."
HUGHES IN MASSACHUSETTS
Representative McCall Says There Is Con
siderable Sentiment for Him.
Representative Samuel W. McCall, of Massachu
setts called on Mayor McClellan at the City Hall
yesterday. Ho and the Mayor served at the same
time on th? Ways and Means Committee, and have
been warm friends for many years. When asked
ns ho was leaving the City Hall yesterday if there
v.a« much Hughes sentiment in Massachusetts, he
"Yes there Is considerable of It, but it is too
early to nay whether it will result in the instruc
tion of delegates to the national, convention for
Governor Hughes. Voters have not reached the
partisan stage yet." .
Of the financial situation the Consressman paid:
"The currency situation is improving a little, but
■' think the industrial Jtagnatlon will continue for
Mr. McCall said he assumed that the Republicans
would elect the next President, although ho thought
it was too early to indulge ; n predictions.
GOV. HUGHES INVITED TO SPEAK.
May Be Guest of New Haven Young Men's
New Haven. Uc>~. -"0 (Special).— Governor Charles
■L Hugh- s of New York has been invited to speak
at the aniual 'tinner af the Y..unp Mon's Rt-pub
lii-an Club of this city to be held on Lincoln's
Birthday, February 12. He has not yet accepted, but
writes that he is endeavoring to adjust his engage
ments for that night.
The Young Men's Republican Club is the largest
political organization of the kind in the state, con
taining an enrolment of two thousand voters of
HUGHES CLUB AT JAMESTOWN, N. Y.
[Uy Tekffraph to The Tribune ]
Jamestown. N. V.. Dec. 20.-The nt;ht to give
Presidential delegates of Western New York to
Governor Hughes was begun to-night, when a
Hughes Republican club ♦as organized with two
hundred members, including many leading Repub
licans of Jamestown. Assemblyman Allen pre
sided; and ex-Assemblyman J. Samuel Fowler was
An incipient Governorship boom for Frank W.
Stevens to succeed Governor Hughes wa3 started,
and at first many wanted to name the dub the
Hughes-Stevens Club, but to avoid the •mpresstDH
that the boom wa* of Stevens's own manufacture
his name was left off. It was apparent that all
present were for Btevea*
ORDERS TROOPS AWAY.
ronlinord from flr«t page.
day. They were .r charge of guards and detectives
of the Mine Owners' Association, and w. ; re taken
at once to the temporary boarding houses whi-h
have been established by the mine owners at the
Combination mine. Many members of the Western
Federation of Miners were gathered at the stutlon.
but beyond the passing of some uncomplimentary
remarks nothing occurred. ,
The Combination mine and mill are working to
day with more men under ground than on any day
since the strike was declared.
ALARM AT GOLDFIELD.
Residents Will Appeal to President
to Rescind Order.
Gold.fl.eld. New, Dec. 20.— President Roosevelt's
order removing the federal troops from Gold
field on December 30 caused consternation
among mine owners and the residents of Gold
field to-day. The news was received at noon,
and during the afternoon conferences were held
by Captain Cox, the representative of Governor
Sparks in Gtldfleld; Colonel Reynolds, com
manding the federal troops, and between the
mine owners and members of President Roose
President MoKinnon and other officers of the
miners' union said to-night that the possibility
of disorder or violence of any sort would be no
greater after the removal of the troops than
now and that they would use every endeavor to
O. N". Hilton, Pent by President Moyer of the
Western Federation of Miners to assist in <»f?ect
incr, If possible, a compromise for the Western
Federation with the Min<* Owners" Association.
aft^-r a conference with President McKlnnon to
night t«;iUl that he was assured no violence
would bo attempted. He said, also, that the
position of the members of the Western Federa
tion was unchanged. Captain Cox said that the
Governor would at once l3s>ue Instructions to
Sheriff Ingalls to adopt vigorous measures to in
sure the safety of every resident of Esmeralda
County, and to be prepared at tho flrn sign of
trouble to declare martial law.
County officers late to-day gave the labor
commission a signed statement to the effect
that it would be to the br^t interests of the
people to have the federal troops remain hi
Goldflold for an indefinite time. Sheriff Ingalis
was one of the signers, although he says he eees
no cause for alarm In the- removal of the troops.
The civic bodies of Goldneld held sessions to
night, and strong statements will be forwarded
t<> the President regarding tho wisdom of with
drawing tho troops.
Constable Imann, who has on guard a large
force of deputies, many of whom are in the em
ploy of t!ie Owners' Association, said to
night that h« would at once make out several
hundred blank commissions and that h«» would
Increase his force as fapt as trustworthy m~n
could be procured.
The ppople of GoldflHd are greatly appre
hensive to-night that trouble will come when
the troops depart, and there will be great pres
sure brought to bear on the President to coun
termand his order, at toast as to a portion of
the Federal troops.
A statement issued by the Mine Owners' Ass>
siation after the session of the executive com
mittee says that the absence of troops frora
Goidfield. will In no way affect the position taken
by the association.
The text of a telegram sent by O. N. Hilton to
President Roosevelt to-day and to which no re
ply has been received follows:
Every effort yesterday by us for conference
and settlement refused by mine owners. Com
missioners hearing only enemies of organized
labor as witnesses. Not square deal. Xo dis
order here and will be none. Willing to concede
everything for honorable adjustment and return
to work. Can you and will you help us?
GOLDFIELD MINERS' UNION. BY O H. HIL
TON, ITS ATTORNEY.
This telegram did not reach the President >m
til after Ms order removing tho troops waa re
ceived in OalMaMI
A KSOX BOOM SFROITED.
Promoters of Pennsylvania Senator
Acting Quietly Here.
Th* first step in this state looking to the forma
tion of an organization in the interests of the can
didacy of Senator Philander C. Knox, of Pennsyl
vania, for the Presidency, whs taken in this city
yesterday. The movement was of a most unusual
nature, and thoso who took part In it were reticent
as to what happened at the conference or what
plants were formulated for the public launching of
tho Knox boom.
The meeting was, held at the offices of Walter
Hyams. a real estate operator, at No. ■ West
3d street. He is at the head of the movement.
According to a statement given out at Mr. Hyams's
office after the meeting, there ax-- "associated
with him men prominent in business and financial
circles." Who these men were was not divulged,
but the statement added: "An interesting feature
was the fact that many Penns«ylv<inians living In
this city are lending their aid and encouragement
to the movement." *
One plan that was discussed, it was learned, had
to do with a public dinner, at which some well
known men will speak, possibly Senator Knox
among them. There vitc about thirty men at the
meeting, and they will meet again in a few days to
perfect an organization, when their names will bo
The explanation of one of thoss present waa that
the Knox boomers were actuated in their work by
an admiration for the Pennsylvania Senator, whoso
name he said aroused great enthusiasm at tin
jiocret meeting and was greeted with cheer* In
Mr. Hyams's office is a large photograph of Senator
Knox, with this inscription on it: "To Walter
Hyams; with regards. P. (.^ Knox."
RAILROADS WIN MICHIGAN VICTORY.
Lansing, Mich.. Dec. 20.— The railroads won a
victory in the constitute lal convention this after
noon. By a vote of 46 ♦■> :<S the proposal to have
the revised constitution - thut the fellow ser
vant doctrine uhall not i .. valid defence in suits
for personal injury damages against railroad cor
porations was killed.
Only Om "BROMO QUININE," that It m
Laxative Bromo Quinine g& /*?LJ& ©••vwy
Carats CoM in Ona Day. Qr%%3 Day* *"* SwMtf* »Mla»*»i" »•
Long after the Xmas dust Eas set«
tied, the Xmas presents men and boy«
get from our stores will be useful.
Even-thing they wear, and lots oij
things, like umbrellas, which thejj
don't wear but do use. *•
Rogers, Peet & CompanT/
Three Broadway Stores.
358 843 ia«a |:
at -at at A
Warren st * 13th st. 32nd it \
A HANDSOME ECONOMICAL. . ; -.;»
The most acceptable gift for Tnui it • rooa4 «r
AQiisr* box of --,'
ITALIAN CREAMS AND
IMP. VIENNA BONBONS
Standard of purity »nd «t-»: --.-•
In new and exclusive designs; also a larfs*
assortment in hand-painted satin boxes and
baskets by well known artists. The most
beautiful and artistic ever shown in the city.
Inspect before selecting holiday gifts. :;_,: ;_,
Make your selections early and your order
will be daintily packed and shipped on date
desired. ; ; ;;i^
KINO OF CARAMEL MAKERS.
(West »!«I*. Just below Cortlindt.)
Broadway and 42d ( open until
16 VI. 123 th Street ■. ir.'.dnUht
431 Firth .\\f. 130 Broadwty
328 Colambu* Am, Breslia Hotel
and ail leading druggists.
Teirphorn and Mall Orders promptly filled" and
shipped to any address.
A PARTIAL LIST OF
Tea Gowns .. Fans
Lingerie - -
Storm Coats V
. Slumber Robes
232 FIFTH AYE.. Corner 27th ><.
Holiday books exposed on the table
- are susccptable to darr.3ge because el
their delicate binding.
Dust proof protection is afforded by a
S!«fe«rwJrnicV* " Elastic " Book-case.
3!>c 9letc^Vcrmckc <?o.
380-332 Broadway. Ccr. Whit«.
LOOKING INTO RIVER COLLISION.
Lawyers representing the family of Miss May A.
Pritchard, of No. S3 State street. Brooklyn. *h». It
is said, was drowned in tho collision between ,ti>»
Sound steamship Providence and the ferryboat
Baltic on December 10. began an examination y»#»
terday of witnesses of the accident with ';■- »•
tention of placing the responsibility. Miss Prttch*
»rd's body was found In th« watc. off s*th street.
Brooklyn. on th* day following tho collision in th«
Kast River. At the time witnesses differed as ta
whether she was pushed into the water or fell
CiTY NEWS IN BRIEF. '.
John Bough, a Bowery hotelkeeper. who » **
convicted of forgery in obtaining money for «tra*»
ball for prisoners, was sentenced to five years awt
six months in Sing Sing by Judge Cram in tl>«
Court of General Sessions yesterday. Three indict
ments were found against Bough in connection
with forged deeds to the property of Charles Ap«
pit by at Glen Cove. Long Island. ~ -~
James Barry an.l William Kilkenny, employes eC
the Auto Owners" Supply Depot. No. 1665 Broad
way, were arraigned in the West Side court y***
terday charged with taking goods valued at $M
from '!•- place. They were each held in $1,300. Sail
for examination to-day.
William Morse, the negro who murdered Patrol
man K. J. Kavanaugh in Gold Brooklyn*
on November 14. was sentenced to die during th«
week oZ February 3 by Judj;e Fawcett in th«
County Court, Brooklyn. last night. Th« jury, aft*"*
being out six hours, returned a verdict of murde*
in the first degree.
The decision of the Court of Sp*ci*i Session*
convicting Dr. Eugene Christian, a dietary too 4
dealer, of unlawfully practising medicine, was re
versed by the Supreme Court yesterday. I*-
Christian was defendant in an action brought b*
the New York County Medical Society, whiea
charged unlawful practice. The Justices decM«l
that no crime had been committed.