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SNOW, RAI.V A.YD SLUSH
Even Streetcars Are Stopped by
Flood in the Streets'.
%•„. York changed its -ires* in ***** Quick
time yesterday. Its citizens went to their work in
the morning while the streets were covered with a.
soft carpet of snow and retum.nJ in the evening
by wading through a network of canals. Every
.plain near the city was turned into ■■ big lake,
•wbere the water varied from one to five feet in
depth, and cellars wen? flooded by the hundreds.
This condition was brought about when at noon a
sncwytcrai turned to rain.
With the rain came a nse is» temperature of 10
degrees that sent the snow pouring into the sewers
Taster than it had iallen upon the streets. The
prosaic "Snow. 4 1-10 inches: rain: 1% inches." of
OK *e-;thrr bureau was utterly inadequate to de
scrilx' what that bit of snow and rain was capable
of when a icmi>eraturc of over « degrees was
Five thousand ...... en the Bath Peach line
of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit h:«d to walk home.
Jr. Utrecht smet. from TCth U. TT>th street, the
water rose to a height of five feet, making It im
possible for the trains to pa^s without getting t'.jcir
motors full of water, thus rendering them useless.
One train stopped at iiiSO o'clock and seventeen oth
ers that followed it did the same thing. The block
lasted until 8:30. when the water began to subside.
I^asf^-ngers muttered ancrily iit first and then got
ou: of the cars to see the trouble for themselves.
About five hundred of thtm tried to pet into a wait
ing car at T-?th street to avoid the rain, and the re
serves? from the Bath Beach station were finally
called out to keep order.
Hcmr«*ad plains, on Lcng Island, were tamed
into a big -nland sea. and it was impossible to go
about the Eiroets of Hempstead without the use of
hip boots. N\ar!y every cellar in the village was
fif-oded. -Rhile the brook fiowirg through the vil
lair» overflowed, making it almost impossible for
th* Trolley cars to get ihrotich and rendering the
crossing from "the no-th to the south side of the
Etnaa Impossible, even over the bridges. Lor,'
den's Por-d. which has recently been add^d to
Ausrust Bdmont'c holdings, overflowed Its banks
and flo-d^d the lUlmont place! The Lake in ilrs.
O. H. P. Bclmom's p:tr<Jens overflowed, sending tho
water into the cellar of her house.
The railroad station at Garden City was turned
into an island, and trains passing through the flood
threw up a volume of water ten feet high. Cross
ing th* snream was possible only in a carriage
■until beys constructed a raft, on which they car
ried passengers for five cents a trip.
Parent Gu'nderson. a laborer, was walking along
the passageway of the new Blackwell'e Inland
Hridg«» yesterday morning, when his foot slipped
in the snow, causing him to fall. While he was
up"ii the ground a giant crane bore down upon
him. cut off his right leg and sent him tumbling
io :h? ground thirty feet below, from where he
was picked up dead.
There may be BOlue r^iief to-day, for while th»
■o,«ath<r bureau s>rornises a continuation of the
Enows, the weather will probably be colder.
Commissioner Crowell of the Street Cleaning De
paronent saiu last night that the thaw and rain
had probably saved the ci:y about COO.(W. He did
not cali out tiie contractors, and said that if the
Th;;w continued a few hours longer he did not
think that it would be necessary to do so. If there
js a sudden drop in temperature, however, it will
mean trouh!*- for the department, as it will l>e
necessary to go to work with picks as well as
BLIZZARD KILLS TWO.
General Demoralization of Traffic
Reported in the West.
•By 7WecT»ph toTte Trit.-jne ]
Chirago. Feb. :S — The blizzard of yesterday mod
erated considerably hi this city to-day, but normal j
conditions .... for several days, j
Traffic was greatly irnj>eded. and all through trains j
from the "West arrived many hours late. Many
accidents to pedestrians were reported, and at least
;x>-o deaths have resulted. John Johnson, of No. .
GQC Troy street, was ■en to death in a snowbank
at <3d «rtre*"t and Sacramento avenue, and an un
known man was strode by a freight train ;*nd
killed while cmsring the Chicago & Northwestern
tracks. An abandoned automobile was found in a ,
snowdrift at Piewart avenue and 66th street. The j
license tac and headlamps were missing, and noth
ing wa« found to show th« identity of the owner.
From outsic^ points reports show- trains stalled
and general traffic demoralization. A Joliet &
Southern Ir:t«rurban car was reported to be stalled
:n the Enow near Plainfleld with about twenty
hungry papiwrigers on beard, am! a relief party
■was sent from Joliet.
The storm continued practically unabated in
Milwaiikee .and vicinity, with about a foot of snow
df-laying all traffic and tying up interurban lines.
3n Michigan the snowfall varied from, right inches
In I>etroit T? eighteen inches in the southwestern
"Vart of the Ftate. The Lake Shore road practically
abandonee traffic on the Kaiamazoo branch and
other roads made no pretence of observing a
f-chedule. The storm is reported less severe throueh
Canada. Th*- eastern end of the Grand Rapids.
Grant! Haven & klnskesoo Interurban was com
rji<-t*-3y tied up. One car was stalled all night west
•>f Walker, and fifteen passengers, bound from
SlsskegOD to Grand Rapids, ppem the night there.
being brought to their destination to-daj." in sleighs.
A Grand Rapids & Indiana passenger train from
-h<=- t-oulh was stalled .ill night at Monteith and !
reached Grand Rapids to-day.
In St. Louis the Temperature dropr^d t" 22 de
grees above zero, and a stir.c:r:g snowstorm pre
*vail*d all day. driven by a hard northwest wind i
blowing: twenty-six miles an hoar. Traffic on th* .
Io»"a Ceraral Railroad was completely tied up.
In the drifts near Gifford. lowa, a passfnrer train
was snow'-d in. and the Chicago & Nontiw^ptern
trains, ■n-.'th two locomotives and double sections
for throuirh trains, were from four to seven hours !
Lincoln. X«*n.. Fen. 13.— A westbound Continental
l^imit^d express train on the Chicago. Rock Island
A- Pacific Railroad is stalled to-night in a snow
drift n»^ar I'rairie Home, arhere it has been for
many hours. Aside from The enforced delay, the
passengers have not sufTen-d any inconvenience.
The d:n:r>? car is we.i Bcpplied and the coaches are
kept warm. The train broke down Iv. a cut and j
was drifted in "before repairs rould be made.
A local passenger train which left Bea:rice last !
night ran into a huge snowdrift thr<»e miles from !
town, and remained there all night. The tram |
carried no drnirur car. bat the passengers satisfied
their hunger from the sample cases of a grocery
Filesman. All otijer trains in Central Nebraska.
wer*> delayed by .enow and wind.
Indianapolis, Feb. :?.— The flood situation in i
SouThrm Indiana was rnor^ serious to-day. Swni- I
len rivers rose 3.rd thousands of additional acres |
of lowlands were submersed. Rain and tnow fell
durirc the night, followed to-day by a cold wind,
causing much suffering among thost camped :n
temporary quarters 2r. the hills.
. EXTENSION OF TIME FOR AHEARN. J
Justice Fitzgerald, of the Supreme/ Court, has |
granted to Borough President Ah*arn a ten days'
extension of time in which to either file a demurrer
or an answer to th* 1 cjvil action of quo warranto
to oust him frem office brought by Attorney Gen- !
Martin \V. Littleton, Ali<~arr.'s attorn<--y. asked the
conn to grant twenty days' extension. Deputy At- i
*orr»ey OeneraJ IV Ford, who objected, declared I
that it was th* central plan of th* defendant to i
defeat th*> action by delay.
The complaint in th» quo warranto v/ms
Her\-»^3 on December 23. and there has been no
other action except the defendant's motions for |
dt3a\-s. The decision, without an opinion. Fimr.lv ;
Eays: "Defenditnts tim<- extended for ten days :
KINGSTON NEWSPAPER SUPPRESSION.
Kingston. Nt Feb. IS— The hearing on the
search warrant riroee^-dinjrF instituted by Stephen
11. Abbey to recover i»osfiession of the *-dition of
"The Ulster Square Dealer." which the police
seized and Fuorr«i»* i e<3 last Saturday, was <-on
linued to-<iay «-it!i little of interest dbidoaed j •>•
the testinKwiy. Mr. Hood. Chief of Police, was «.
witness, and- <ierii«^ having '■stolen or *;ni*wz2K-<l"
the suppressed edition, as allfg«-l by Abbey, but j
F.-d<l thai :;e :ii.<3 taicea it by direction <if the police
..-:..-,■• Abbey, ■cho, it it ...•_■•: is editor
c. "Tie L'lal=r S^u^re dealer," was -. - a vitn*sfa. i
BLACK HAXD LV CHURCH
\ Letter Threatening Pastor Placed
on Communion Table.
The collection plate and the communion table
j or the Congregational Church, of Orient, Long
, Island, were used on Sunday evening, as the
I means of delivering a Black Hand letter to the
j pastor of the church, the Rev. Dr. John Alex-
a nder Gray. The letter was placed upon the
communion table beneath the collection plate.
Under the impression that it was a belated
j church notice Dr. Gray walked down the pulpit
I stops and picked up the letter, which read;
Beware! We are not through with you yet:
Whiskey. Beer. Rachel ("Revenge).
A year aro Dr. Gray and six young men, im
patient at the failure of the officials to stop the
illecal sale of liquor in the town, undertook to
! stop it themselves. They caused the conviction
: .f a wawn vendor, and soon after a letter
i signed -Black Hand" was received by the
i clergyman informing him that- his house would
i be robbed. A couple of nights later the house
was broken into and the clergyman's college
diploma was stolen, Another letter bearing the
same crude signature warned Dr. Gray that his
house would be burned to the ground and his
rhild taken away. His house was burned short
"I do not know, of course, what they mean to
do this time." said Dr. Gray last evening. "But
1 think it if right to hurl at them this defiance:
That if they believe they can persecute me into
abandoning my work .they en greatly. Doubt
less the figures from one to six r?fer to the
men who helped me pet evidence of illegnl sell
ing. I only hope the Black Hand does not mean
to persecute them, too."
DRIVEN FROM HOME.
Black Hand Letters Responsible for
Disappearance of SparkiH Couple.
Residents of Sparkill. near Xyack. N. "i.. are
excited over the mysterious disappearance of
Wesley A. Kip, •& business man. and his wife.
Mr. Kip received letters from the Black Hand
recently demanding money. . Be paid no atten
tion to them, but the last, demanding that $SOO
be deposited in a certain spot by midnight otj
Tuesday, upon penalty of death, alarmed him.
and early in the evening he and his wife left the
George W. Schuster, a Piermont baker, re
ceived similar letters demanding $500, and he is
in a state of alarm, fearing that he will be
HE AVY SNOW IJPSTATE,
A Blizzard at Saratoga -Traffic
riattshurg. N. V., Feb. IS.— A northeast storm of
great severity is tearing across Northern New
York to-night and rapidly adding to the layer of
pnnw which covers the whole Adirondack region.
Th»> Fnowfal! to-day reached several in<. h«»s. and
to-nictst there was no sign of a let-up. Tin* tem
perature continued low. Reports from Clinton
County as far west as Maione and south into
Essex County, ... heavy snowfalls and <irons
winds which' have made country roads in many
places impassable and delayed railway traffic. On
the New York Central and the Delaware & Hudson
railroads snow ploughs have been sent out.
Saratoga, N. V.. Feb. :9.— The worst blizzard ot
th° winter is raging to-night. For fifty miles north
and south the snow has fallen steadily throughout
th« day. and late to-night the storm gave no indi
cation of ceasing. Hicrh drifts were being piled up
by a strong wind. All railroad trains Into the town
... delayed, and interurban trolley traffic was
practically at a standstill by evening.
Hoosick Falls. N. V.. Feb. 19.— The mr.st severe
snowstorm of the season struck this section early
to-day and continued late to-night. Toward even
ing tin storm assumed blizzard proportions. The
steam and trolley railway service is badly ham
pered, and general traffic impeded. In the country |
districts the snow has drifted over the tops of tho
VIRGINIA HEARING BEGUN \
Charges of Rebating Against Roads \
Centring in Richmond.
Richmond. Va.. Feb. 19.— 1n the investigation of j
the charges of violating the Hepburn act by giving '■
and receiving rebates brought against the railways '
centring hen and which began before United j
States Interstate Commerce Commissioner Lane to
day, the case. of the Chesapeake & Ohio was first
taken up. A number of witnesses were examined j
whose testimony tended to show the splitting of j
rates by reconsignment without naming Richmond |
in the waybill, the shipper thus getting advantage. !
of the through rate and saving $15 a car on grain. ■
One witness, a chief clerk for a large wholesale i
grain house, said that three years ago he suggest- j
ed to Mr. Gilbert, th^n assistant general freight j
agent of the Chesapeake & Ohio, a proposition :
savins three cents a hundred on what is called |
"valley" carriage. The witness said Mr. Gilbert j
gave him authority to instruct the billing clerk to j
bill out the cars, and he did it by fictitious nura- j
beys that never appeared in the company's files. J
The firm paid the Chesapeake & Ohio two or three |
thousand dollars a month on its business. The j
witness admitted that the Southern road was "de
frauded" out .... a hundred, amounting
to about $15 a car. his firm shipping twenty-five or
thirty cars a month.
Agents of the Chesapeake & Ohio freight depart- !
ment testified before Commissioner Lane this after
noon that on orders from A. P. Gilbert, assistant
general freight agent, they delivered to the Sea
board Air Lin>' and Atlantic Coast Line shipments !
of grain tvhich originated here, but which were j
billed in such way that connecting roads regarded j
them as through shipments from the valley of Yir- I
pinia. In tr:is way the cars took pan of the j
thmuch and not the local rate, a saving to the I
Ehlpper of $15 a car. Chief Clerk Campbell said j
v je was ordered to correct the false billings, and !
issued corrected ones.
The hearing will continue to-morrow.
GILLETTE TOLD OF ADVERSE DECISION, j
Auburn. Feb. 19.— Chester Gillette, the murderer j
of Grace Brown, has been informed of the decision
of the Court of Appeals affirming the verdict of the !
lower court. Warden Renham has not been ofl !
dally informed of. the court's action, but when he i
received a long telegram this morning for Clie^fer j
from his mother, he decided to .... c<»n- I
demned man at once. The warden talked with !
Gillette in his cell.
The prisoner did not show -.he least emotion, nut !
quietly .... allowed to confer with his at- •
torneys as s"o;i as possible, to arrange ior son* \
future action. The telegram from .Mis. <;i]|ett.'- '
was sent from ... After expressing sympathy I
she urged her Ron to be brave and hopeful and not i
to b.- diKfiurased. as she had hopes of taking flic I
case i<. a higher court. This afternoon Gillette re
.■.■i\*.i a visit irum his •••■■.. who lives in
WHAT IS GOING ON TO-DAY.
I" !-<-<■ admiuion to Hi* Metropolitan Muwim of Art ami !
lit* Aui»-riiaii Musoain Of Natuml History.
i".»ncfrt of tti*- Haarl«m Phili armonk So-'iet;. Waldorf- j
„ Asstuna. 21 a. m.
Coneefl for th«- benefit of th» Orthopedic Hovpital. Wal
<i'irf-A»-torta Z p. m.
Reception of ilir I laughters' Tmpire State. Waldoif-Ai*
lorlH, 1" p. in.
Lecture by Edward nrnrtff.nl Tit< lirner on ••p«ycholory,"
• •..iumiiia University, *:U> p. m.
Dinner of Hit ... liar Association, Hotel
Umabattan. <..:ai p. m
limiwT of tho Delta Kaiiiui Kpniion Kratrrolty in New
y<»rk City l>elmoriici>*. 7 p. m.
Dc.\jiii Graham Phillips is the author of "Jack j
Can<lJ«-«s's I'ull," a short story Jn next Suuday'u i
y.»R£irine SMf-Uun ol The Tribune.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, THURSDAY, FEBKI AKY 20, It**.
WO3IEN TALK AT ALBANY
Legislature and Governor Hear Ar
guments For and Against Suffrage.
Albany, Feb. 19. — Women of all apes, sizes,
complexions and decrees of millinery and dress
making display, mingled with racetrack follow
ers, ministers, politicians and the generally cu
rious crowd about the legislative corridors this
afternoon, to attend the hearing on the proposed
constitutional amendment, which would strike
the limiting word "male" from the constitutional
provision reprardinp the right to vote. This
hearing vied in Inllii 111 l that on the race
track bills, and was held in the Senate chamber
while the racing question was being thrashed out
i:. the Assembly chamber.
The suffragists by no means had it all their
own way. for a strong delegation of women from
all parts of the state was present in opposition
to the woman suffrage proposition. Later in
the afternoon the women of both sides crowded
the executive chamber to present their argu
ments pro and con to Governor Hughes.
The speakers for the proposed amendment In
cluded Mrs. Man K. Cralgie, Brooklyn: V - R. J.
Van Valkenburgh, Albany; Dr. Lamina B. Davis,
Oneida: Mrs. B. B. Ford. Chautauqua; Mrs, Maude
S. Nathan. New York: Mrs. Harriet Stanton
Blatch, New York; Mrs. Be»e De Rivera. New
York: Miss Anna F. Miller. Geneva; Mrs. George
Howard Lewis, Buffalo; Mrs. Henry Villard. New
York: Miss Julie R. Jenney. Syracuse; Mrs. Frank
D. Bliss. Buffalo; Mrs. Harry Hutching^ New
York; Miss Caroline Lexow. Sew York: Miss Har
riet May Mills. Syracuse, and Mrs. Annie Garlin
Spencer, New York.
Mrs. Arthur M Dodge, of New York, conducted
| the hearing for the opposition, and Introduced Mrs.
Francis M. Scott, of New York. Mrs. Richard K.
Noye. jr.. of New York, and Mrs. W. W. Crannell,
of Albany, read short papers and were followed by
Miss Adeline Knapp, who spoke as follows:
The claim is made that working women li this
stale are handicapped as wage earners because
they have not the franchise If this claim can
: be substantiated it lias a very direct bearing
upon the whole question of enfranchising women,
but those who mad* 4 it are not very definite In ex
plaining how this alleged handicap operates.
Certainly It does not operate to close the door
of opportunity to women. The Industrial field is
to-day wide open to them, in this country, and
the American woman lias not been slow to enter
it . . . These avenues have opened, more
over, not as a result of the ballot or of agitation
for the franchise, but in the general course of
the world's progress, in which women have had
their share, and quite independently of women's
But the claim is that this handicap operates
Ksrahist women as wage earners We are told
that' they must have the ballot to help them ob
tain the same pay as men, for equal service. We
are not told, however, how the ballot will do this.
Nor do the facts, under the present circum
stances, bear out the claim for It.
We ire told that when women .'an vote we shall
have fairer and inster laws for woman's govern
ment; but the laws of this state, relating not
merely to working women but to all women, are
exceedingly fair, and give women a distinct ad
vantage over men in many ays.
By tiiese laws women are afforded equal pro
tection with men in their property and in their
lives and liberties. In cases where the law does
discriminate it is in the women's favor. A mar
ried woman, for instance, has far freer control
over her own property, however acquired, than a
married man has over his. Her earnings, if she
is a wage worker, are absolutely and solely her
own. and she is under no obligation to provide for
her husband as he is to provide for her. even to
the extent of paying her alimony if she gets a
divorce and remarries.
A woman In business is exempt from arrest in
an action for debt fraudulently contracted.
though a man is not. A woman against whom a
judgment for debt is obtained enjoys certain ex
emptions from execution that a man does not en
"joy except when he has a family to provide for.
There are. moreover, many special statutes de
signed to benefit and protect women employed In
New York, as, for instance, the one which pro
vides that a man may be imprisoned without
privilege of bail, and that none of his property is
exempt from execution, if he fails to pay the
wages of b female employe up to $f)0.
We have seen. then, that in this state every
field of employment is open to women; we have
seen that the "scale of women's wages Is deter
mined by considerations entirely apart from their
political status, and that state legislation has
been more than liberal in King laws for the
protection and advantage of ■ working women.
Women are exempt, moreover, from all of the
many personal taxes which are put upon male
citizenship, such as the requirement to serve on
jury, to help put .... io make arrests, to
help quell riots and to bear arms when their
country's need requires them.
As a question of expediency the extension of
suffrage to women would b.- an extremely doubt
ful measure. There are about five million working
women in this country. Of these, it is estimated
that about 2i> per cent are under the voting ace,
and cease to be wage earners at about the time
they reach that age. The position of women a? in
dustrial workers is. •.d for the best Interests of
society should be, essentially temporary. To an
enormous percentage of these workers their em
ployment is but a transient makeshift, and their
relation to the business world would- in no wis*
be changed by enfran'-hisine- them. To cive them
the ballot would but Increase their responsibilities
without putting any real power into their hands.
Governor Hughes devoted an hour to hearing the
arguments presented to him. They were practically
the Fame as those made to the legislative commit
tees and practically by the same persons.
At the conclusion the Governor addressed the
women briefly. He said that the question is not
one in which he was charged with any official, re
sponsibility, being a proposed amendment to tho
constitution, which does not require the Governor's
Fiprnature. He said ■•■.■'
I believe most heartily in the importance of hav
ing every question of "this sort fully debated—de
bated as you have debated It— in a calm and rea
sonable manner, so that from the conflicting views
that are presented th*- truth may emerge and be
appreciated. ■•■•■■•• is right, as I say, in re
truni to such a matter, whether we agree with it at
this time or do not agree with It at this time,
whatever is right will eventually, appear to he
richt and in this country of intelligence, where so
mu-h effort is devoted to the ascertainment of
conditions and to ...... of conditions,
will be ultimately established.
X,, iam not going to express any opinion upon
this subject at this time, further than to make the
practical statement that I firmly believe that th*
decision of this matter will ultimately rest with the
women themselves. What the women in this state
realiv want— and I do not mean by that a numeri
cal majority but I mean the force of opinion among
the intelligent women of the state, who will form
the 'inliiic opinion of women with regard to this
Question — that whatever The women m that .sense
really mm they will have. Th.it demand on the
'.art'" of women will be in the course of time irre
sistible and the ... What do
the women want? For the men, the voters of the
ststU who will pass upon this subject when it is
nresented will eventually, in my .ludcment. act in
accordance with the d'-mand which they feel actu
ally exists on the part of those who will be affected
l>v" the change. . . . • , ,
I am very glad indeed to have heard you. and I
congratulate you upon the way In which the matter
has been presented. __^_
The hearing before the joint legislative commit
... Judiciary continued for several hours, the
seating capacity of the Senate chamber being taxed
to its fullest capacity. The arguments were prac
tically the same as theVe which have been pre
sented for several years past. The support* i of
the bill argued in favor of giving the women a
voice in elections and abolishing '.taxation without
• • ■ ■
.• • ■ • . for woman suf
iman had .-unVi»-ni duties already,
' with those <if politics.
PHILADELPHIA BKOKEKS ASSIGN.
Philadelphia) Feb. 19.— The firm of A. N. i 'handier
& Co.. bankers and bond brokers, of this city, with
offices in ,NVw York, made an assignment tn-day
to J. Hector McKeaJ for the benefit of creditors.
]JCo statement of assets and liabilities was muile,
I»ut the attorneys fur Mi McNeal snid the amount
involved would ... more than ... In explana
tion of th«> firm's action the Rttorn«y icsufd a state
... he said .-.. unable to with
stand the shrink;^ of their securities and the ab
sorption of capital in th'lr efforts to aid enter
prises in which clients ■ ■•••■■■ - • I* vus fur
ther said 'lint few individuals would be affected by
The • pan) is not a member of the Stork Ex
change, and is principally engaged, according to
financial men, in floating bonds and promoting en
Th> firm is composed of Alfred N. Chandler and
A. S. Chandler. Alfred Chandler is well known as
a. clubman, being a member of the New York Club
and similar organizations here. He is also known
us an amateur aeronaut, aid Wai fur a time presi
dent oi the Philadelphia Aero Club.
OKLAHOMA BANK LAW UPHELD.
Guthrie. Okla., Feb. 19.— Judge A. S. Houston, In
the District Court here, sustained to-day a de
murrer tiled by Attorney General West in an in
junction suit brought by the Noble State Bank
against the State Banking Board and the liatiW
Commissioners, regarding the collection of a state
bank tax. on the ground that there was not suf
ticient facts in the petition i.. constitute a cast) •it
ttctiun. This is the tirst test on the Oklahoma guar
antee deposit law.
"Letters frcm a New Connressman's Wife" will
end in next Sunday's Tribune The last is by no
iiivanfi the- least of this clever series, u.jia that is
tij-iinj *. real deuL
We suspect that a number of men
about town are watching for the sale
of suits at $12JM which" we sometimes
have about this season.
We regret to disappoint them, but
there will be DO such sale this Winter.
The condition of our stock does not
We have, however, done the next
best thing in making a final general
price adjustment on — Winter
mixtures, blue and black Winter
cheviots and a few Summer serges
2809 suits now $15.
353 that were $1«
„„- .. .. ,20, 20
sss " " $—
iT, " " 924
BM "' " 523
46 " '• 52S
=14 •• '■ $2«
103 •• •• $30 '
137 " " $31
1573 suits now .S2O.
643 that were 125
.-76 " •■ f2S
124 •■ - *■■•''
■it ■■ ■• *31
02 " - (33
1533 suits now $25.
3WI that were J3f>
22<> " " $32
69 •• •• 534
,-.04 " " $35
271 •• " ssa
73 " " $42
Rogers. Peet & Company.
Three Broadway Stores.
258 842 "60
at at at
Warren st. 13th st. 32nd st.
ANTI-DYER MEN ABSENT.
Substitute Officers Take Their Place
at 12th Regiment Review.
Tlif I2th Resimcnt. National Guard, held it." an
nual review in the armory, at Columhup avenue and
Cist street, last evening The regiment was re
viewed by General Q ge Moore Smith and staff
of the First Bricadt;. Among the visitors who oc
cupied Beats on the reviewing stand was brevet
Major General Robert Aver: U. S. A., retired.
General Avery is an old t2tn Regiment man.
The reßiment formed on the floor r>f the drill hall
under command of Colonel Geon R. Dyer, but
leaves of absence had been grant) to the anti-
Dyer officers and substitutes had charge of bat
talions and companies. Sever.-*! of the absent offi
cers have presented their resignations since the
vindication of Colonel Dyer, and the others will
resipn in the next week or so. Their places will
be filled by the re-election of several ex-officers of
companies, and Cornelius Vanderbilt. captain of
Company F. is mentioned as a probable successor
to one of the majors who has resigned.
Following the. review the Riker Rifle trophy for
company marksmanship was presented to Company
A by General Smith, and the Vanderbilt trophy
was presented to Company H by General Avery.
Several long service medals were also presented to
Individual members of the regiment. At the con
clusion of the presentations Colonel Dyer thanked
the men for the manner in which they had in the
last six months been loyal to the organization. He
.said: "The eyes of the whole state have been upon
you nd will be upon you for a lonp time to come.
Your officers have been more than pleased by the
loyalty you have shown."
STEEL BILLET POOL BROKEN
Report in Pittsburg That Cut by Independ
ents May Bring on War.
[Py Tilepraph to The Tribunr. 1
Pittsburg:, Feb. 19. — The steel billet pool has
been disrupted by the action of independents
.celling below the apreed price of •>:> Some
saU-s. it is reported, have been made at $-7. and
one order for five hundred tons sold at RJB 7">.
The break has caused consternation in the
United States Steel Corporation. The inde
pendents say they have only agreed to pay
freight for their customers, but this is declared
to be an evasion, as the price for years has not
included this item. »
It is understood thr corporation has taken Urn
mri war may be declared shortly.
It will either be war r ender by tin
DIAMONDS IN ASKANSAS
All Fine Stones, but They Are Not Found
in Large Quantities.
The presence of diamonds in Arkansas was one
of the things discussed yesterday at the meeting
of the American Institue of Mining Encinoers,
when George F. Kunz and Henry S. Washington
presented a joint paper, in which they told of in
vestigation they had recently made In Murfrees
boro. Pike County. Mr. Kunz said that up to the
present :im«- 14" diamonds had been discovered
within the Igneous area, all except two having
been on the surface of the ground.
From evidence that lie has collected he believes
thut the stones are rived from the peridotite
that prevails in that Beet ion.
DOUBT DRUCE WITNESS'S INSANITY
United States Commissioner and British
Lawyer Not Satisfied with Proceedings.
r was evident that United States Commissioner
Alexander and Mr. Fox. counsel for the Rritlsli
government In the case against Robert Caldwell.
;.,, Druce witness who Is wanted in England «n a
charge <>f perjury, looked with suspicion otw the
alleged insanity of Caldwell yesterday, when the
case came up before the commissioner. When the
hearing was over Mr. Alexander announced that
lie would never again admit to ball a man arraigned
before him for extradition.
When Dm case was called W. C. Cob Loll, CaUl
well's attorney, announced thai bis client was in
an asylum and could not appear. Mr. Vc>\ ..bjected
that he had not been inform..! that Caldwell hud
bean committed nor hu<l a chance to appear before
Justice nark, who algned the papers.« Mr. Cob bell
said that lie had explained all the facts lo Judge
Houch in a Cod tad Stutes court
"T)id you not come even before this! man landed
in thia country and auk me about the federal pro
cedure of committing insane persons?" usked the
■ -,■-* • .'
ColLirs — You hear of a clean linen
collar, but you never hear
of a clean cotton collar.
We use linen.
I>bopo6ai4i FOR PIECE GOODS.— DEPARTMENT OF
the Interior. Office of Indian Affairs. WaaUnxtoa.
D C February 5. Ii«»">. .Sfalfd j»roposals. plainly marked
on the outside of the "envelope: "Proposal for pi#c«
CO<jds." and addressed to the ••Commissioner of Indian
Affairs. Washinctun. D. C." will be r»relred at th»
Indian Office until 2 o'clock p. m of Tuesday. March 3.
1903. and then opened, for furnishing the Indian «ervlc»
with <'ordum3-, la.'slmer?, kersey.* anrr khakt piece goods.
Bids must be made out Ml Government blanks. Sched
ules Kivin? all necessary Information for bidders will h»
furnished on application to the Indian Office. Waahlr.srtos,
D. C-: the U. «=. Indian Warehouses at New Tork City.
Chiraeo. 111.. SI Louis. Mo., and Omaha. Nebr. Th» De
partment reserves ->_-■-■ reject any »r.A all bids, or
any ; ,-irt of any bid F. E. LKTTP. Cnmmlssioner.
GOVERNOR'S ISU\NT>. N. T. 11.. FEERI'ART IS.
UH.tH.— Sea ■ proposals, in tr!;ilirat<-. will M rr>
»)• H here until 10 A. M . Marfh ir>. 1908. for prlntinc
i«>quir«-ii at nepartnifnr Headquarters during yar »n<iinjr
.June .'JO. lltrtft. Sucr-fssful bldier will fw» ;-*f]uir<»d tn fur
rish plant and material. '.'■ ■■• to b»> done nn Goxemors
I«lan<1 in hulldlnK furnished by V. R. ml free. Rleht
reserved to ar-i-ept or reject any or all Mds. or anr part
thereof. Information on application. Envelopes rontain
fnc proposals shoulri be markerj "Prgposals for Printing."
.INO. W. PtTUJEAIf. A Q M. G.
spORTSWANss pORTSWAN s
A MADISCN SQUARE GARDEN
THE BIG FOUR So
DDnanilfAV THK.VrKK. B-way and 41st St.
nnUalifffMl Eve- ~ I." Mar>> W»r) and Sat
THE NEW VIENNESE OPEKETTA.
A WALTZ DREAM
(Em Walimraam) Vuslc by OSrAR STRAUS.
UtTUf Vf»Dlf XIIF.A. B'way and 4r.th. At 9;20
NEW TlinK Matinee Sat. Only, 2:10.
F ZIEGFELD. Jr.. presents
SOUL KISS SEN EE
LIBERTY I MABEL | SSS
zSMIB- | POLLY ASa
NEW AMSTERDAM ""SSSS^T
Evening »:ir>. Matine« W"1. anti r-arurda^. _.Ij.
HENKT W. SAVAGE OfTfrs f A \ lenn»se
THE MERRY WIDOW STSS
(DIE LISTKiE WHWE.) Arts
i * CTfiD Bmadway anr] -ir.th St. Evgs H:ls.
Ao 1 yJt\ Matinees Wed. ar.d Pat.. 2.15.
i „ r-r, LAST m TIMES.
EL VIOLA ALLEN
™&° "IRENE YCHERLY *
? "iljtryT I Wajr*nhals &- Kemper Offer
SELLING. I Play by Eugene Walter.
ninnm THEATRE. I" I : Last 4 Tlm-9.
bAKULn and Mai Aye. |Evraß:ls. Mat Sat .2:15
™ B CAMPBELL
r-VTKH'K W M 111 • E* W I— k
I in flwmtA and THE IXOWXK OF YAMATO.
WALLACK'S B"way and 30th St. Evps S:2O.
WALLAvN. MiitE. Wed. and Sat.. -:li.
w A KNIGHT T DAY
••Two Hours' Lausrhs." — T>>lesrarr..
Madison so x«;z~:z:;v>x «;z~:z:;v>
MA II Id UN dljt Katnerne Gre, -
■HKATKF V/W; *"'" ' The Worth of a Woman.
-w« f\ r 111 r U East 14th st 1-artio.V Mat. Tiv-rtav.
11 DFWFY YANKEE DOODLE GIRLS
\ii 1/ Lfl L I AMATEUR NIGHT TO-NIGHT.
david CT|IWEQIIS!T Vl " est 44th Street -
BELASCO-S dlUilCdAiil noarßway.
TO-NIGHT 157 TH TIME Eve. N:ls. Jla:. Sai. at 2.
WA2CICI II : x <-ka.m>
presents DAVID IfAill IbLlI ARMS MAN
Next Mon. (feats SHHnei The Muoic Master
OClfiCPfl West 42d Street. Errnntagm at S:IS
DC LA Mat? To fia; and Sai ai - I."
1) La^;r°The WARRENS VIRGINIA
BI SaICV'C HXCOVi 89 Bway. «fit:. Street.
DLmUCI W Eves - '■■■ Mats "• • ■ am! Sat.
TTTn" MAY -!'"<> Mil in .IANH X MEREDITH.
me liICDCD'C music ham. B"w»t. :r>th st
JUt If fcptn i > BURLESQUE OF
TBSS^aSdsit.™ THE MERRY WIDOW
Wed. Mat.. SOe.-SI.OO. Permission Henry W. Savage
commissioner of Mr. Cobbell The lawyer admitted
that he had asked such questions, am! ailried that
the witness was still within the jurisdiction cf the
commissioner. The case was adjourned for two
"I was not informed, neither was th** commis
sioner here." said Mr. Bennett, the Rritish Consul
General. "1 think it was very discourteous, to say
I the least. To remove a man under such conditions
would be contempt of court in England."
STEEL BUSINESS IMPROVING
United States Corporation Now Operating
Nearly* Half of Its Mills and Furnaces.
The United States Steel Corporation, according to
well informed interests, i.s now operating about U
per cent of its mills and furnaces, as compared with
4>; per cent two m«-eks ivko and only '£• per cent »>n
January *r>. A* manufacturer said yesterday that
many Inquiries were being received from consumers
who had not been in the market for several
months, and thut railroad and other corporations
were evidently preparing tor a fair amount of con
struction work incident to the approach of th^
THAW SEPARATION STORY DENIED.
Sin WUII M ■
Amusement*. ' "^
rUDIDC nil. \trf IT*-«y * 40th St. Ere«. 9:50 !
LlflrinL Matinees Wed. and Sat.. 2:15.
j LAST 2 In Hit, Greatest THF JFCTFQC
WEEKS) TrtumDh. 1 tit. «• IL3 1 LK3
UlinCftkl 4lth St.. n«r B**ay. E»z» %:20
nUU«UrI Mats. Wed and Sat.. 2:t5.
"Not pren Mr. Xlansflfdd at hi* b«K »Ter »p
nroarheri «o n*»r histrionic j>*rjectlori." — Tel-rrmsi
THE P HONOR '"FAMILY
g~> » nnirV 3"it.- St . n«ar B'way Evga. 4:3*.
U.AKKItn Mats. Wed and - c Ht.. Iti
IW J UHK- 1J A% D D C O
} i«s \ « w i \< t n \j * * s» t\
'.mi AAU All'C >o MH F-~F -~
M. vUfiAli W FROM BO.STOS."
tAUAV M — r T—S E^ss. • a)tar>>
3AVUI Mats To-day and Sat.. 2.15.
NEW YORK niGGEST LAUGHING SUC-TESS.
20 DAYS IN THE SHADE *%£&?■
Preceding *^O r>»yii in th« Fh*d*~
THE IRISH .VATJONAI. ■ hi. \: > r. CO
s^gy^ira pot OF broth
PDlTrDinil Theatre, ffway and 44th St.. Ev«. a.li.
Uillltiniurl Mats. Wed. and Sat.. 2:15.
MISS HOOK OF HOLLAND
,((U, ((U MISS HOOK OF ALL N. Y.
i>MI KKi:i:<>( KM: Broadway and i*ta Slr^ot.
Evenings M:li. Matinees w-'. aad Batarda?. 2li
VICTOR MOOIIE IN GEO. M. r OHA.fS
THE TALK OF new you.
IVfEI M THEATRE. Broadway i. 43th. at «:30.
Thursday Matins Prices. 50c. rs> tl 50.
TUf TUICI? !•'»!» Thum. ft Sat.. 213
I *•*• I ■■■Sal KTRLE BELLEW a-1
■■■■■ ■ ■■■fcii MARGARET I^iINGTO-'C
LVCEI M THE.URE SPTO.M.
February- 24 Prices "^-.. Jt. 81.SO
I> HER OKIGLNAL JIO.NOWHiK.
Daliv Mats.. 2 Bes- ?eata |! E?*9. ■. 25a tt Sl.sa
THI* WEEK .MORE NEW OR< • ACTS.
fEMIKYS GKE.%TF.*T -FECT \f i£
pk! r E BATTLE OF PORT ARTHUR SS 1
Musical Melange. LaJy Gay*» Gtrt»r. Partr.
Cf DC V J ACTS [ FOf'R \*O\«
I r* V- v. j — BAri.rr —
N ££ SOIJSA *££*
DAI»T*S. T»-nirht at *. Matinee rvtnrdar at 5.
In THE ENIGMA and I PAGLIACCI.
I.YKJC Evmlnc ». Marine- -«r--- - at 3.
C^^TUrDXT Tir.'.n we»u and Km Week,
SOT niL.lVi> LORD DI'>'DREARY._
Sat. Nights. Feb. 22-23 ibr r«qu-«t i — KAil—i...
Casino^^:^Ftop o f th f World
Ml ICCTIP E. s. 8:1' !C«acl Mai. Win lam« * Walter
HAotoiiU Saturday at 2:15. |ln Bandanna Land.
UiPkTTT 42d S:.. W-»t of FTwav Ev»nr=?«> <*.:i
nfiUhLll m \rivKF TO-DAY.
JOHN MASON xir. WITCHING HOUR
Field*" I LEW f'lr:u»- — Behind the rounter.
Hentld *iq.i Kvcs *.::.. Next Mat!n»» Saturday. : :.'..
Thi« ErenJns: at S — FAIST. Esima Ear.'i
Jacoby Caruso Plancon. stracciart. ConcS.. Bo»y.
Fri. 1 <.; Feb. 21. at « — Doub> Bill—F.Vil.l
\C<'l. Farrar; Caruso. ?<-«tti. Relss 3ar:r> r^r.r* .
-errari. Preced"! -• HAE><EI. I M GKETEL.
Mattfeld. Alter.. Homer. ■Weed: O"ri-2 rrnH . Rartx
fat. Aft.. Feb. -2. at - :>M FI.IEGEMIE
IIULLAEMICB. Altea, Lanfre n dorfT. Surssn>
liori'z. Pipp-i. Bias.". Cond.. He»tz.
<at. Eve-. Feb. 22 ' P"P prif es< . a* < — 1..\ Rn.
IIEME. Cavalien. Pereyr.e; B"r.ri. «ct>tti. J- :— ■»:.
r>ufri.-he. Barncrht. Cind.. TTrur\
SUNDAY EVG. Fnß 2.1 'P^P FRITT."' AT «.31,
GRAND SCSDAI NIGHT CONCERT.
?»!ois!s: Fremsrad. Homer; Martin. Var. r. ■■"»•".
B!a.«s Kntire Metrop. Open Oreh. Ftm4 . H'rzz
Mon Etb- Feb. 24. at >«—« — I \ BOHEME. F-ir-i
ne r eyri»: Caruso, p.-r.tt:. JoaxOMt. Begu*. Dufr:cr.».
Baro<-'-;ii Conrturror. Ferrari.
AVed. r"v c Feb 26, at -— II TKO\ ATORE.
Krr.ma Eam»s. Homer: Cariiso. ~tra<-_-:ar:. J-urr.-t.
Tweht Condttctor Ferrari
Thnr«. Evs.. Feb. 27. at T:4.» —
FVemstad. Kirkbr-1-.ur.n. Alt»n: Btirr.an. Van Eooy,
<;^-itz r.'us. F.laps. C'ondurtor. Ma hie-.
Fri. Etr.. F»d J«. at »— LA TRAVIATA. "■.-ir
Jacobr; Cmrrmo. Stracciari. I>ufr:c.~.e. Bepvie. Tecent I
I 'onductor. Ferrari
THIS MORNING s~ \> e'rlodfc.
WEBER PIA>O r-FT'
T' i-Jinp.Rnw 1 Fri. 1 ar » « 12th app»anr.-«
MME. rKTR.U/iM — DI LA.HMERMOOR.
M'lr. S"verir.a: MM ZertaieUo. S*3Hn*rco, ..r:
mor.ii. Mu.«. I>!r.. ••artipanini.
SAT MAT at 2— PELLEAS ET >rELT<AM)E
MARY GAROE.V. Gerrtlle-Ke^rh*. SiJOrtst; 11 M
L>ufranr.«-. Perter. Artmeihlt. Crabbe. ilosical Di
S.\T SIGHT at » > popular Icea. Tsc-Q —
MBERIA. Miles. AsoattaeUt Trer.t:ni: A!.v. Zena
tellf>. ?amnarr-i). Crabh-». CaranrßA Giar.o.:- jal
iet'i Mosical Dtrwrtor, '"ampar.in!.
SUNDAY NKrHT. F-p. Camnaata] C -.-<—
iCavailena Rurirana l . r>O>- -?'.."'•
NEXT WEEK: MOX -LOII^E. MARY <", \R-
I»I v Mme. Br«sal«r-Giaimtt: MM r>a:.-nor»s. .:
bert. Musira! Dir— -tor. '"a-npariini
WEP MMIRMI MME. TETKAZZIM. V: »«.
Tr-Titir.i Giaconl»: MM. Aaeena. Magnog. r.i'i^;.
Vratnrtnl Musical I'ire'-tor. rampantni
FH! — PEIJ.EAS XT WIW^XTir M.IRV
GARDEN, UUea. Oervilie-Rjache. Slzrist: SIS
r>uTT-ar.r". Farter. Arimnndi. Cratbe. Jlusi-a. Dl-
SAT. MAT— LiriA I>l LIMMECMOOR. MME
TETRAZZINI; MM. ~-r.a--!:f>. Sarr.marco. v.-.
mor.d!. M':s:<-a'. D!re^T"r, Carr.parir.'
SAT. XIGHT ip"p. prlc-s T"r -S3) — ATD.V.
Mrr.es. Rus». D» Cisneros: Mil Eass:. A:"Ta.
ArTmiTidi. Mujnnz, Venturer.!. 3fna r>!r . Casr
MOXI>.. Marrft 2 — PEI.LE.\« ET MELI*ANDE.
?eats for a!I ab^^-e r:-^- w'.V.r.s
GEnKAN Etr I. >at Mat. Th. Roß*ktns
Farce. ".wnENMrrmOCn" ITAjd Tr-ine.,!a-">.
m« CIRCLE Va?!t Wo^ ari ia . *^ t5
KOLB <& DILL - ">%s?*
I COLONIAL ££, M i V^ IK
3 >l«t Dally. 23c. T>avetii>t>rf & Rankin. other*.
* II II Iftinni Mat - MARIE LLOYT>. aowephin^
IS HlmnHa I*""* '""an. Fred >IWo. Albert
55c. Whelan. othe-.
If \DF.MV or MTSir. I+th St * .— :r.z F!.
FOR TWO WEEK! ONLY
HENRY MILLER 7* Ar
A Great Company, wi-h EPITH lfl.V%£ >IATTHI>O"f.
f't'^s 25e to $1 ."0- Mats TVec! and Sat.. 2. E-- "••'•'
II A NIGHT IX THE ELCW OF UOTCDOX.
BFI.T.E BLANCHE CLATTON WHITE *
MARIE STCART, LILT LENA: other»
DIJU I I B-«ay A T.rtth St >: X3W S»»*
WW W Era VI.-. Mats. Wed. * Sat. Z.-*
Mr. KMT LUDLOWE " Ti :.r ",gsr
— GiRNEGIE HALL I March 3f — >
| 4* SB IB Bl ■%'■% 1 J% i i
Isa.!»r» Lucks:....- 3.Z ::•» i'-.^r.n
TMrerncr- vt :.iM"I>ON • HARLTOX.
_ Ticketi $1 to ?C..".<» (Hal.iw-n r.ar." > J
. S^at Sale t'pens T^-ilay m^
: VKNKIiIF. H\ll IT.BKV SM * FEB XV 134.
or MH \oiik. oKriiE>TKA of mo.
WALTER DAMROSCH . . . Conduct*
Next -.■•_.■ B.IS. N.-Tt «an. Aft. »t S.
ANNUAL WAGNER CONCERT
S«.w.h>r.» rrom "farstfal." •'TrUtan." "DM M»i«^"
(tncer.*: ami rtr»t perfprrrtar.ee !n A-i*r:c* of V.d<S'**»
Otrnnn < HRI« r«»PH l:K (I)LrMBI>," *c"re o=.T
r-cntlt (iisri.vfrfd. cumpinw! when 22 y«n >f ««e
••l^rth«\rt» tyrlr.'- — Six Sunday Afttmrxm Ot;
,■.■••.». S'Kiniint March I. chronologicii p«rf>rrn»n»
•>f th« !> SymplMMitaa anrt other works. StibmcrtsOoaM
now on saif at 1 Went 34'.h Si arui lt.'X OflSc*
BGSTOH I iSSSS?^S
SYHPBO9Y FRITZ KREiSLER
CSGHESTfU , M . w r-.. ... Ba T
■•'; t^ t ,' ; 1 :,. sutk ANTON VAN ROOT
i>pent. CertJn*. t)— !■ 75c to 4t;. at B.ix OSlB"
l»mlurli>r. anj Tyson* U>:*i Ay* tlolcl> '
SOUSA 3y «» lf - 11 ?!
VlMlK!.>s»llN II AM.. Saturday Eve. Feb. X "^
C ' ; FLONZALEY
v.\ rAMinrs <jr.\RTETTr.
Dtrecttan l.t>iirtiin TharTJon. Tu-ket» ll.St*. ti. 3°^
LV.i- SKATING i>-,i!y orttn st. * ColumouaaT.
UL UwL 2li i cixexutocbath K»rrr M..UK
111 ML I Nei; Wk.— Uuiir. Century AcaiferJa^.
EARL ft V.