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FIRE BRILL SAVES 100.
SOUXD STEAMER ABLAZE.
Passengers of the Providence Taken
Off Uninjured — No Panic.
Through the good horse sense and coolness of
Captain Appiebr and the perfect discipline of the
crew, four hundred passengers were quietly aroused
from Elcep at 4 o'clock yesterday morning, when
the Fail River steamer Providence caught fire off
Hell Gate, and were transferred safely, with all
their baggage, to the steamer Richard Peck, which
had been summoned alongside by the blasts from
ihe whistle cf Die. Providence.
While the Providence has a double steel hull and
•tvatrr-tight compartments and Is as fireproof as a
Ktcamer could be. the more skeptical passengers
tliouilit h s-t-cond Slocum disaster was averted by
t!.- .prompt action of the captain and his well
While the Richard Peck was nearer to the_Provi
<s.?ice than the steamer Boston, also or the New
::r.slaud Navigation Company, it was paid yes
t»»«2ay at the office? of the company that the Bos
ton would have been in ample "time to take off all
tfce passengers safely had not the Perk reached
her fide first. The Boston, which was astern of the
rz-ovSdence. was in wireless communication with
hr: a few minutes after the fire was discovered, in
fv*ral orate? of wool hats oq the freight deck.
The Boston replied to the TfQvidence that she
Mould stand by. While clouds of smoke were
jK>urinp into the saloon, the stewards went about
v. ; kir.s quickly, but with as little ado as possible,
the passengers asleep in their staterooms. The pas
tenECrs were net informed of the lire. The Ftew
».id? merely paid. "Dress at once, please; it is time
t-« pet up." They jnive the sleepy passengers five
minutes to dross and then made another round.
Within lea minutes after the first call every one
w*s apt, th» Hi.-hard Pock was lashed alongside
and th" stewards anJ deckhands were assisting
|m—r iu't from the tmoking Providence
So efficient was the wireless work on the Provi
dence that Captain Xiekerson. the general aavar
lrt-fid«-nt •••' the Fall n«v«-r Lire, wen promptly
i-.forTrei* of the trouble at his home in this city.
the original message having been received at the
lompjiny's p*-n»"ral office* here.
TliTe was no semblance of panic among the
paaaeaswm! Th" officers and rtewards mingled
among the crowd on deck, and their constant as
pur^nce ...... there was no danger fcapt th*> more
timid ra^en»ors from becoming panic stricken.
A* a Minnie of th» orderly way in which the
jwissf-ns^rs. were transferred :o the I'- ck. it was
*aH • Fix-year-eld girl refused to leave the Provi
<>nce until her mother went back to their state
loGm and rescued her Teddy bear.
- Th? t:r.- was soon under control, but even if it
had .-.( greater headway M >■ generally believed
that Curtain Appleby and his ma would have
preserved the same good order he maintained yes
Captain TCicV.erson mid yesterday lliat he did not
know how the fire started. The flames destroyed
much woodwork, but the entire damage, it Is said,
will not exceed $1.00.
WHAT USE OF BRIDGE COSTS B. R. T.
Chairman Willcox Learns the Sum It Pays
City Is Deducted from Franchise Tax.
Inquiring as to the amount of money paid > ■"■
the Prooklyn Rapid Transit Company to the city
for the privilege of running its car? over the
Brooklyn Bridge. Chairman Wiilcox. of the Public
Service Commission, brought out yesterday at the
public hearing on the congestion of the Brooklyn
Bi .c- that the amount so paid was apparently
deducted from the amount of the franchise tax
,i,,^ th* city. President Winter, of th» Brooklyn
Rapid Transit Company. paid he would look Into
■' ' details, and be ableVo testify as to them at
the next hearing.
In 1307 the company paid the city $r.7.-S". 90 for
surface car.«, ?91,250 for through elevated oars, and
$:•" ~os 91 for bridge ear rentals. President Winter
sr. M the company had had a deficit of some
J:..V*.<*oo from «be operation of cars over the
bridge, since the service - was begun in 1900. His
• ompany. he taid. had paid about $>>.:.0<.»0 toward
the cost of reconstructing the Brooklyn terminal.
l>ut had had no expense in connection with the
construction of the mv terminal at the Manhat
tan end of the 'id?'. aside from J 15.000 for the
rcconetruetktn off tracks.
The hearing was' adjourned until March 25.
COURT TAKES SLAP AT RECEIVERS,
Justice Scott Also Makes Merry Over Jack
son's Appeal in Oriental Case.
The Appellate Division jesterday referred de
c;;.,,-, after hearing arguments on the Attorney
General's apptal from Justic* O'Gormar/s order
discharging the temporary receivers for the Orien
tal Bank and approving the proposed agreement
between it and the Hetrapalßtaa Trust Company.
Martjn L. Stover, for Mr. Jackson, said that the.
>' •■ b;irg€ of the receivers would practically destroy
tae work of the Attorney General; that tli« Orien
tal Bsnk was insolvent, and that the Metropolitan
had no power - , enter into the proposed agree-
Justice Scott remarked that the hank pxamlner
ha. declared It solvent. Be then asked if it was
r-.,i -within the discretion of the court to approve
f.ifh an agreement.
•A hank eann«»t £" on if it ii insolvent," ••;'•;
"Then." saii Mm justice, 'the purpose of this
jij peal •5 to prrvent tl;» bank paying its creditors."
laughter greeted tins remark.
There was more laughter when, after Hr. Stover
liad said that IT the receiver? awe made aanaa
n-iii they would pay the depositors speedily. turn*
lice- Scott asked: "Did you ever know the receivers
€>; .. bank to d<» that?"
'haiies K. rwkmsn. for the bank, held that the
<x>i.rt had the right to approve the proposed agree
The Attorney General. David McC - Fa;d. had
thrown hrnv^lf into gap without any reasonable.
r. . i;vf and "Basks M prevent immediate payment
«ff depositors.^ Me warned the Attorney General
that a little "more of this kind of action, and the
Metropolitan Tiust Company would decline to ad
vance ::■'•:;•• "'•!■:•■ B e>eposllars.*"
ESSER DISCHARGED AND REARRESTED.
William Ksser via discharged from custody by
Ktrate Doofejr in Brooklyn yesterday because
thfre was not sMsKfcasl evidence to hold hiss for
.1, grand jury c:> the charge of ateattns parts of
» torpedo from the Bliss Toip<-(i'. Works. It was
brought «wrt that the "secrets"' of this torpedo are
already common property.
Csjt was r*arr*sted last n;jrht on ■■> warrant
-^s>j^<! •■ Magistrate Doe-ley on complaim of Frank
M. Lz-avitt. a member of the firm of V. W. BNsa
4. Co. Mr. I/an 1 ' charges Baser with ft-alln?
BMCI ar<i brass part? of a torpedo, a torpedo mode!.*
end a number cf looif, vaJued at $■*"■ Kfeser was
lecked up In the Adams btrect ataUaa
FiRE HOSE BOND ISSUE APPROVED.
Th. Board of Estimate and Apportionment adapt«
ed a resolution BBjtasjßf', offered by Controller
M«'.z. approving the Issue of special revenue bonds
to porcbaM J2OWW worth af fire feaaa for Manhat
•m- aril Brooklyn
m — - - ?~"T > T~" I ''™"^ <^""^"^" —^*"
BOURKE OOCKRAN OUT
Tammany Leaves Its. Orator Off' All
Representative W. Bourke Cockran, who is BUI"
ing: his second term as Congressman from Charles
F. Murphy's district, has been dropped from all
the committees in Tammany Hall, and within a
week or t-sro he will be dropped from the board of
sachems of the Columbian Order, of which he Is
Lewis Nixon succeeds Mr. Cockran as chairman
of the committee on legislation and John J.
Delany on speakers.
The dropping overboard of Congressman Cockran
was so Quietly done on Tuesday night at the meet-
Ing of the general county committee that it was
rot realized at tho time. Nothing was said about
it. The new committee did not contain his name,
and the reason for it did not become public until
The inside poverning body of the Tammany or
ganization Is the Columbian Order, which is con
trolled by a board of trustees, or sachems? an they
are called. Cockran went into the board of
sachems soon after Charles F. Murphy became
leader of the organization and three years ago he
became grand sachem.
Cockran, assisted by Senator Grady. did the
manipulation Which brought about the nomination
of William R. Hearst at the Buffalo convention two
years ago. In two or three speeches afterward he
endeavored to prove that the Hearst platform was
rot essentially different from his own platform
aJopted by the Tammany organization.
The details of the quaFrel between Cockran and
Mcrpby have not been made public. Mr. Murphy's
friends said last night thaj the break came at
th«; time of the failure of the Knickerbocker Trust
Company, when ex-Governor Henry C. Ide of the
Philippines, father-in-law of Mr. Cockran. raj np
j*>inted one of the receivers. It is said by the
Murphy men that Mr. Cockran went to Attorney
General Jackson and prevailed upon him to ask
for the appointment of Mr Ide as a receiver, and
that Mr. Jackson obtained the impression that
Charles K. Murphy and the Tammany organization
desired bis aproSntmeiit. Charles F. Murphy has
not seen Mr. Oackraa since that lime and it* i?
known in Tammany circles that he does not want
to see Mr. Cockran again. His feeling can be
judged by the fact, already stated, that at the
first opportunity Cockran was dropped from all
honorary office? in the Tammany organization.
The bylaws of the Columbian Order provide that
the, grand sachem shall be re-elected from year
to year. The regular annual election took place
on the third Monday of February. Mr. Cockran
•was not re-elected. He is a holdover. It is un
derstood that the sachems will soon be called to
gether and that Mr. Cockran will be dropped from
As further punishment he will not be renominated
for Congress next fall, nor will be be allowed to go
to the Denver convention as a delegate from New
York County. In Tammany circles he is held to be
"absolutely down and out."
THE IIGItT FOR HUGHES.
Clarence R. Freeman Discusses :oth
Assembly District Contest.
Clarence R. Freeman, chairman of the commit
tee of enrolled voters in the 29th Assembly Dis
trict, discussed yesterday the primary contest In
"i am more convinced than ever of the insin
cerity of those who pretend to lead but really dis
unite the Republican party in this district," he
■aid. "I was one of those who organized th«»
Charles K. Hughes Club, in order that the true
Hughes sentiment, which is overwhelming in this
district, should find proper expression.
"It was only after Seth Law made a ringing
speech* in the clubhouse of the Republican Club
of this district that Mr. Hammond, the nominal
leader, stated that he did not wish to oppose thei
wlXi of the voters of this district; and that, if this
district were for Hughes Tor the Presidential nom
ination he would be for Hughes, but if he found
that the sentiment were for T.ift he would be for
•In order to ascertain this sentiment he con
ducted a postal card canvass of the enrolled voters.
v. i.en the result of this canvass was announced
Mr Hammond qualified his promise by saying that
although the enrolled Republicans had voted in the
proportion of almost two to one in favor of Hughes
he nevertheless thought that we should eject dele
gates who will go to the Presidential convention
with th_- publicly announced intention *of voting
lor Hughes for first choice and Taft for second
■ Mr. Hammond voted twice in the County Com
mittee for adjournments and postponements of the
vote that was sought to be taken upon the so
called Hughes resolution. Then, following imme
diately upon Mr. Taffs famous letter and Mr. Par
sons's somersault, Mr. Hammond declared for
Hughes and Hashes only— thus changing his mind
for the third time within a period of about two
"By his recent circular to the enrolled Republi
cans we learn that Hammond is for Hughes and
against Odell and Quigg. What on earth Quigg
has to do with the situation I cannot see, unless it
is to hide the real issues, for nearly every' man
associated with the Charles K. Hughes Club has a
long record of having fought Quigg tooth and nail.
This club was started without consulting Mr. Odcll
or any person associated with Mr. Odell.
"In place of there being only two factions in this
district, combined against the sort of leadership
that Mr. Hammond represents, there are about
half a dozen different groups of men. including the
Independent voters, engaged in this movement.
■We claim that the strength of our course is fairly
represented by the six hundred votes for Hughes
shown by the postal card canvass, as against tho
three hundred-odd for Taft."
WISCONSIN SECOND CHOICE HUGHES.
B It Ifgiapli to Ti.e Trlbi<:v- |
Ifllwsukee, March 13.— A poll of the nun se e : i
to ran -.<- the prhaary as Taft delegates to the Na
tioj.;:i Repohßcan Convention shows that as a rule
they favor Hugh*.- for second choice, though all
ezpe t the nomination of Taft on the lirsr ballot
.' . b i;time:it is primarily for a continuation of
IT' lid tilt Roosevelt's policies
EARLY CONVENTION TO BOOM GRAY.
Dover, l> ;. March IX— Tha Democratic State
Central < onmiitt** t«-day selected Apr:! 14 aa ihe
gate for the state convention. Th<» primaries will
b- held on Apni 11. An unusually early date w;is
seieetod to strensthen the indor=ement which the
state oaavention tlst 15 fxr o ''^'' to give Judge (Jeorge
Gjay for President.
"CHANLER OR DOUGLAS WITH BRYAN."
I P' T»i»?raph to The Tribu&f . 1
Omaha. March 13.— Mayor James C Pahlmar.,
Democratic National Commjtte»nian from Nebraska
xnd intimate personal and political friend of Will-
Ism J. Bryan, on his return home to-day from
Chicago, where be attended a meeting of the coai
mittee. on arrangements for th« Democratic Na
tional Convention, declared that, in bis opinion,
either Ex-Gov«?raor Douglas of Massachusetts or
Lieutenant Governor Chanler of New York will
be the Democratic nominee for Vice-President on
the ticket with Bryan.
XfciV-T&sae B>£££Y IKIBUNE. SATURDAY, MARCH 14 1008.
PIXCHOT TO SPORTSMEN
Spcahs al Annual Dinner of Camp
Member* of the Camp Fire Club of America
iMMi whai they said was the time, of their lives at
their annual dinner last night at the Cufe. des
Beaux Arts. Their president. A. A. Anderson,
the artist, who owns the building, entertained
■all hands" in hi?- studio on the top floor, before
the dinner. Wfcfca was served in the main dining
room M the ground floor.
While the opossum was being served, Miss
Bessie Martin and 51 me. Dorgvall sans popular
songs, and when the coffee appeared these five
governors were elected by a single vote cast by
the secretary: William T. Hornaday, ! Edmunrl
Seymour, William Edward Cyffin, Daniel C. Beard
and Irving Bacheller. The present officers of the
club are: President. A. A. Anderson; vice-presi
dent, William Kdward Coffin; secretary. A. V.
Rice, and treasurer, Edmund Seymour. Kach
table had for Its decoration a-p-hite candy tent,
and the souvenirs were mfniatnre deer mounted
on a grass covered plot.
President Anderson, who was toastmaster, af
ter announcing that the club had started with
forty members, and that it now had 252, each of
whom was a game hunter, introduced as the tirst
speaker Gifford Pinchot. chief forester of the De
partment 01 Agriculture.
"The first effective effort toward the protection
of elk ' in Wyoming was made by Mr. Ander
son," said Mr. Pincliot. "He sent the first man
to jail for poaching, and that meant something
in Jackson's Hole. The rangers out there, In
time of war. would be the only body of men
capable of acting its scouts, so we are. not only
savins the animals but we are doing the nation
a great service. In regard to the forests we
are looking two hundred years ahead, and that
was never done before in any department of ra
tional life. We are conserving our wood, water
and grass. Why destroy in a few years what
up shall n»-f>r] all our lives? Wo have only thirty
years of forest left."
Governor Hoggatt of Ala vita toid the sportsmen
what their club had done, and he spoke of the
boundless game area of Alaska. "We have the
largest amount of game," said he, "of any terri
tory, and yon are ail welcome there. I am en
tirely in sympathy with what your club is doing
to preserve tne game of the country."
William T. Homaday told of the great need of
club alliance, based on the necessity of work for
game and forest protection. "Men and organization
are needed," said he. "on the Tiring line for th<*
preservation of game life." He spoke of the club
founded in [/is Angeles by Mr. Anderson, of one
in Sheridan, Wyo., and another in Charleston,
P. c. Dr. T. K. Tuthill told of the system by
which guides are to be listed for the benefit of
Job Hedges, in a humorous vein, kept the mem
bers in a roar of laughter by his crisp ami witty
"I've learned something about politics here to
night," he said. "You've got the best system I've
seen. This proposition of leaving it to a. nominat
ing committee is great. Just one 'dinky' little
vote, and it was all over. It's a very prevalent
thing now to bo against everything. I'm In favor
of preserving the forests because they belong to
us. I don't see any use in continually debating
the truth of the Ten Commandments we want to
admit something once in a while. All sportsmen
believe in a square deal, but I prefer to deal my
self. I have an idea that a sport Is on the dead
level with himself and is willing to let some
other people live. It's no light matter to fall out
of a second story window, but I have explained
all that to the Governor, and he's going to take it
QUIGG XOT A PRY.
J. A. Freund Says Mack Men Have
Put Him in False Light.
John A. Freund, president of the Wo:kingn-.en"s
Independent Republican Club, says that the Mack
m.?.H<in the 15th Assembly District have put his
organization in a wrong light by saying that Lem
uel E. Quigg was using the patronage of the Intei
borough-Metropolitan Railway to beat Mr. Mack
for control of the district and had prganized his
club. Mr. Freund said last night:
"I have never spoken with Mr. Quigg but once
or twice in my life, and have not Been him for
more than two years. The Workingnien's Inde
pendent Republican Club was organized principally
through the assistance of Waldo Thurman. Harvey
Fish, the Rev. Dr. Cobb and Ix>uis F. Dodd. all of
whom are interested in Settlement work in tho
neighborhood where the club has headquarters.
Through the assistance of the above named gen
tlemen we have been able to maintain clubrooms.
It is one of the purposes of the club to assist its
members in obtaining employment, and we would
be very glad to have positions supplied to our
members, many of whom are out of work, but the
statement made by Messrs. Mack and Douglas that
Mr. Quigg had directly or indirectly supplied any
positions to this club or had offered to supply them
is untrue. Neither Mr. Mack nor Mr. Douglas baa
ever been of any assistance to this club, although
they have been repeatedly asked to help us."
VIEWS ON EXCISE
J. L. Schwartz Think* Proposed
A mendments Drastic.
When seen at ti;e Hotel Astor las; night Colonel
."olin L. Schwartz, president of the New York tjtate
Brewers' Association, gave Ms views regarding the
campaign of the Anti-Saloon League, discussing
particularly the excise Question in this state.
"There are now before the Assembly at Albany
proposed amendments to two bills that have to do
w ; th tiie « xelse question." he said. "Neither of
these i- understood by the public generally, and
both should be. because then* enactment would
bring about cenditfona that would not he tolerated
by the aooplc of this slate, especially t'.ie taxpay
ers, if they were fully appreciated. The first of
these X in what is known as the Whitney bill, an
amendment of the efdao law, and its pasaaga
v.ould make the innocent suffer for the guilty, 'ti
o; her words, if a tenant is found guilty of having
violated the excise law. the owner of the property,
who may know nothing of the violation and be
powerless to prevent it. cannot rent it again for
similar purposes for on« year. Then, at the e»<l
of that year of penaßaatioa for th« fault of an
other, he must go through all o£ the expensive pro
ceedtega as i:i making an original application. Of
course, the object of this is to prevent disturbances,
but the new ]a.w is so drastic aa to make technical
violations out of little things.
"The other proposed amendment is that, should
the property be. situated ■within the restricted lim
its from a church or school, and a violation by tha
tenant b* made for any cause an>l the license by
such reason be forfeited, the amendment as now
proposed would forever prohibit the rellcensing of
that plj'- . as if 1t were the. guilty party. This
accordingly penalizes the owner of tho property
for an act for which h« was not responsible and
over which h<s had M control, and prohibits him
forever from renting his property for saloon and
hotel purposes. This provision applies not only to
the email saloon, with its few hundreds of dollars
of investment, but &160 to the Waldorf or the AMor,
with their million* of Investment."
< ,i « ■
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
Charles A. Webber, a diamond BUfbtrmi, was
sentenced yesterday to not leas than one year and
six monthe In prison by Judge Cram, following his
conviction on Monday of grand larceny in the
The Court of Appeals aftlrmed the conviction of
Isaac Hloom on tho charge of perjury as a nsult
Si i. stimony given at a trial in an action for dam
ages against the Metropolitan Street Hallway Com
Professor E. P.. A. ligm.<n, of Columbia Univer
sity, will lecture on "The Present Situation at the
Railroad Problem" at Cooper Union this evening.
The. twenty-sixth annual dinner of The Friends
of Ireland, in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. will
he held on Monday evening at Shanley's Roman
Court, 42d street and Broadway.
Francis Pallutro, the Italian who was shot by
Paaauala Pali and his son-in-law, L.uigi Cartlere,
after he had entered the bank of Pastjuale & Co.,
in Klirabeth street, last Saturday, and threatened
the hanker, died yesterday mornlnjt at St. Vin
AT THE STATE CAPITAL.
BAXKIXG BILL CHANGES.
Francis and Williams Tell of
Amendments Agreed On.
Albany. March 13.-Chalrman Francis of the As
sembly Banks Committee and Superintendent Will
iams of the State Banking Department gave out
to-day a memorandum with regard to amendments
agreed on to some of the pending banking reform
By the amendments to the bill relative to re
strictions on loans and business methods of cor
porations subject to the provisions of the banking
law loans on collateral and commercial and busi
ness paper are limited to 25 per cent of capital
and surplus in the Borough of Manhattan, the law
remaining unchanged as to other localities.
The prohibition with regard to second mortgages
contained la the present bill is changed so as to
permit loans on second mortgage security where
th« aggregate of prior mortgages, liens and Incum
nces does not »coed 10 per cent of the capital
and .surplus of the corporation making the lOM.
nd the total amount secured on any parcel <»**«"
estate, including proper mortgages. Jeusv and "
cumbnuice*, does not exceed twn-thlrds of the up
i.raised value of the real estate. Total loans on
real estate security are limited to 10 *"****«
the aggregate assets of the institution making the
loan in the Borough of Manhattan, and 23 per cent
of the aggregate asset., of the institution making
the loan in Other localities. „»»,-«, o f
By the Shan*, in the bill reatlng : -^SS?t2I
banks, banks m the boiougba of Qu . «ms. Th .
Bronx and Richmond are required to bare on!
the same additional capital for a branch .as the
hank was originally required to have »••>* the
lav- under which it was incorporated.
' By the change relative to monthly meetings of
boards of directors or trustees and reports thcrct.,.
reports to regulate monthly meetings of the board
of directors or trustee need not Include loana or
discounts of less than 51,000 which have been made
by the institution, nor loans and discounts pai.l.
but must contain ■ list giving the aggregate of
loans and discounts to each individual, tiri.i. .....
poration or association whose liability to such cor
poration has been increased Jl.ooo or more since
the lust regular monthly meeting of the board, to
gether with collateral.
M'CLELLAN AND BINGHAM SERVED.
Get Copies of Farkhurst Charges— Must
Reply by March 23.
[By Tdagrasa to The Tribune I
Albany, March 13.-Copi.-s of the charges pre
ferred by the Society for the Prevention of Crime
against Mayor BfcCleUan and Police Commissioner
Bfngham were served on those officials to-day by
William J. Mothersell, of the executive depart
ment. Governor Hughes has set noon of March -•>
as the time by which their replies must be in hl3
Subsequently they will be Entitled to a hearing
before the Governor or a commissioner appointed
by him-tho same procedure a* in the case of the
charges against District Attorney Jerome.
BILLS AIMED AT MAGISTRATES.
[ By Telegraph to The Tribune. !
Übaoy March B.— Tm bllla designed to prevent
a city magistrate or municipal court justice from
holding a place in the governing body of Ma po
litical organization were introduced to-day by As
semblyman Warren I. Leo. of Brooklyn. These
bills, which were introduced last year, were de
feated then, their introducer believes, largely be
cause of the opposition of certain politicians hold
ing judicial office.
One bill provides that -no city magistrate may
serve as representative of his political party for
any Assembly, Alderman. Senate or Congress dis
trict in the executive committee or other governing
body, or in any political party organization or as
sociation. Th« second places the same restriction
on municipal court judges.
HUDSON POLLUTION BILL PASSED.
I :-:> T-ie S rar.h to The Tribune I
Albany. March IX— The bill of Ass. mblyman R.
R. Robinson, of New York, providing for the ap
pointment or a commission to Investigate the pollu
tion of the Hudson River ami Its tributaries and
make recommeiidatkms to prevent such conditions,
was passed to-day by thn Assembly without diffi
GLENS FALLS A THIRD CLASS CITY.
Albany, Sfarch 13. Ocxetuut Hughes to-day
signed ihe bill of Assemblyman Waddell. which
makes Glens Palls a third class city and prescribes
a charter for it. Criens Falls was the birthplace of
the Governor, :.n.l had been the largest village in
the state for some time.
KINGSLEY CALLS ON GOVERNOR.
Albany. .March l:!.— Darwin P. Kingsley, presi
dent of the New York Life Insurance* Company,
had a talk with Governor Hughes to-day on cer
tain proposed insurance legislation. The confer
ence was arranged at the request of ajr. Kmgsley.
THE GOVERNOR'S FIRST VETO.
Albany, March 13.— Governor Hughes sent to tha
Senate his tirst vi to ol the session to-day. The.
bill is a local measure, introduced by Senator
Raines, the majority leader an act to change the
name of a church in the village of Gorham, On
"The object of this bill." sa>s the Governor,
"can be accomplished under the provisions of the
code «.f civil procedure relating to proceedings to
change the name of a corporation."
HUGHES LEAGUE IN THE 27TH.
The I'lm'ies X Hughes Republican League of
the 27th Assembly District organized last night and
opened headquarters in the Rossmore Hotel, at
Broadway and 4:.i street. There will also be a
headquarters in ti'.>' eastern part <>r the Assembly
district. The organisers are Ode.ll men. and will
make trouble for Alderman Brown, the Republican
dietrici leader, a lieutenant of Presiueni Parsons ol
t!ie Republican County Committee. The 27th Dis
trict is in Congressman Parsons'a Congress dis
trict, which the Odell men are trying to capture.
The officers of the new league are: President,
Georgn E. Kilgoie. first vice-president, Oscar B.
Thomas; second vice president, X Valentine Buck,
M. iv; secretary. Isidor W. Brill; recording secre
tary, John Marks; treasurer, Frank Mora; ser
geant-at-arms, Frank Blackmail, and chairman of
the executive committee. Louis 8. Grenaer.
ARREST NURSE FOR KIDNAPPING.
Trenton. March 13. Man Chambers, of Bang
street, was arrested here, to-day, charged v mi hav
ing kidnapped Georg* Wilson, jr.. the throe-year
old son of George Wilson, of No 7: Bank street.
New York. The child was with her. Miss Cham
bers was a nurse in th- Wilson family.
The boy l!; : brought to th's city from Tr?n«on
laat night by Central Office detectives and turned
over to his parents. When the police asked Mr.
Wilson if he intended to prosecute the young
woman, he said, "We haw not decided." Th" police
say extradition papers will be made out on Monday.
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MOVE TO EXTRADITE OLGA STEIN.
St. Petersburg, March 13.— The American Em
bassy certified to-day to the indictment in this
City in December of Olga St- in. a Russian woman,
on charges of swindling and embezzlement. Th
woman was being tried on these charges when she
flf<l from this city three months ago. The certifi
cates of the indictment will be forwarded to Wash
ington ami used as the basis for extraditing Mine.
Stein. The documents In the case make no mention
of the betrayal of military or political secrets.
WESTERN MARYLAND BONDHOLDERS.
The Western Maryland Convertible Bondholders'
Committee, of which Alvin W. Krech was elected
chairman and Henry E. Cooper secretary, an
nounced yesterday that it already controls more
than •«> per cent of the issue and Is assured of an
early deposit of a majority of the bonds. The pur
poses of the committee include the protection of
all rust mortgage requirements.
Only One "BROMO QUININE," that fcj m
Laxative B[om2 o™™ g &J&m*JZ?Z
Cure* a Cold in One Day, Cripin 2 Day* ~ w ' f^-
LIBERALS DEFEAT BILL.
John Burns Opposes Government
Provision for Unemployed.
. London, March 13.— The Liberals rejected to
day by a majority of 145. the U*S« party's
unemployed workmen's bill. This action marked,
a split with the Socialists and doubtless was
influenced by Lord Rosebory's speech yesterday
The measure was known as th« "right to
work" bill because a vital clause made it th"
duty of the local authorities to provide work
for all unemployed persons, and. falHns this
provision, the authorities were to maintain un
employed men and their families. It was frank
ly admitted to be socialistic- in character. "All
we want is money, and we purpose to get it
from those bursting money bays of unearned
Increment which the government la too timid
to attack," was the phrase used by one of the
labor leaders in the debate to-day, and it sums
up the general trend of the speeches of the sup
porters of the measure.
As a result of a Cabinet meeting the govern
ment, under the strong leadership of H. H.
Asquith, Chancellor of the Exchequer, acting
Premier, decided to ri?k a probable split with
the Socialist element, and Mr. Asqulth and John
Hums, the Labor leader in the House, both
asked the House to reject the bill. Mr. Burns
said that the passage of this bill would be most
destructive to the social fabric. The govern
ment already was doing: all that could reason
ably be expected, he said, to improve the condi
tion of labor. If it had made a mistake, it was
that it had gone too far and exalted fustian and
corduroy above the frock coat and the top hat.
CONFERRING ON" THE TATSU.
Japan and China Continue the Negotiations
Peking. March There was a further confer
ence in this city to-day between Baron HayashJ.
the Japanese Minister to China, and Na-tung and
Yuan Shi Kai. representing- the Peking govern
ment, over the Tatsu. So final understanding ""-as
reached, and th" discussion will be continued.
Baron Hayashi proposed that China, should pay
the purchase price, something over JT>,OOO, of the
arms on board the Tatsu if she insisted on their
retention, as well as demurrage for the time the
veaael had been in the hands of th« Chinese au
thorities. ' He insisted, however, that China release
the steamer and that Chinese warships are a salute
to her flag in the presence of a Japanese consul.
In consideration of this. ""Japan would relinquish
her claim for payment for the arm*, and leave the
punishment of the officials responsible for lowering
the Japanese flag on the Tatsu to the discretion
To these proposals China replied that ph* was
willing to restore the vessel and incorporate u.n
apology for the flag Incident in the teal settle
ment. China has presented her Fide of the case
to the diplomatic representatives In Peking of the
AMERICAN CIPHER STOLEN.
Bucharest. March 13. —A copy of tho cipher of t'a»
American State Department, used In private cor
respondence betweea Waahingtoa and the various
American legations and embassies, was stolen re
cently from the American leg-ation here by a
French employe, who escaped to Constantinople.
It is understood mat this is the second time the
American cipher has been obtained by strangers !n
the last few years. The previous occasion waa at
St. Petersburg, where spies were said to have ob
tained photographic copies.
GUATEMALA VOTES PEACE TREATY.
Guatemala <"ity. March IZ.— Oaßgraai BstHai to
daj the treaty adopted at the Central American
Peace Conference in 'Washington.
RUSSIAN SUPPORT FOR BRITAIN.
St. Petersburg. March. tX — The British note sent
to the powers by tiir Kdward Grey/, Secretary for
Foreign Affairs, proposing the appointment of a
permanent Governor of Macedonia, has been re
ceived here. It is understood that Russia will an
nounce her wHUngneai to support the pioposal.
Grave doubts are entertained, however, of the pos
sibility of inducing the Porte to accept Urn plan.
SEVEN MEN KILLED IN JAIL RISING.
Orel. Russia, March 13.— Five criminals under sen
tence of death attempted to escape from jail here
to-day and seven men were killed. The prisoners
attacked the jailors, disarmed them and opened
fire on Urn prison guards with the wardens' rifles.
The guard returned the fire and shot the five to
death. Two of the wardens wen killed and one
A PROTEST FROM NEW-CHWANG.
Kew-drwaßg, March — The General Chamber
of Commerce here has entered a strongly worded
protest against the attitude of the Japanese gov
ernment regarding the construction of the Hsln-
Min-Tun & Fakomen Railroad, which, it says, is
contrary to the treaty oi Portsmouth. Foreign
trade interests in Manchuria are being seriously
injured by the Japanese attitude, the chamber
adds, and the open door in Manchuria is in no
IMPERIAL DOCUMENT RESTORED.
Berlin, March 13. --The marriage contract of the
Emperor of China is said to have bees found re
cently in the i ossesslon of a German family and
returned to the imperial archives at Peking.
Searches were node by the Chinese diplomatic
representatives In all countries of the world fur
this document. It had been given by a German
soldier, who was In the Koxer campaign of BM; to
one of his relatives.
TORPEDO BOAT SUNK; ONE LIFE LOST.
Cnxhaven, March i-;. The Geisaaa tarpedo boat
S 12 was sunk by n ti unknown steaßMr Urn
mouth of the Elbe to-day. The chief esjgtneei of
the torpada boat waa arowßedt
FRIEDBERG'S CREDITORS SUFFER.
Berlin, March IS.— The creditors of Sigmuml
Fricrtbergr. Ihe banker and owner si a financial
hcwspaperii who disappeared from BarHa early in
February, will receive about one-quarter of I per
cent "i" their claims, the assets loins ItW ar.<l
FOG DETAINS THE MAURETANIA.
Liverpool, March 13. After brealdag her record
(or the voyage across the Atlantic i.otn >>tr York,
the Mauretania arrived at the mouth of the Rivet
Mersey at I o'clock this morning-, rtcr# sh* Tvas
heM up by ■* tog, which compelled th-» vessel to
PRINCE HELIE RETURNS TO PARIS.
Paris. March 13.— Princ* HAiie >\e tJjsan returned
to Faris this atternoon.
MOORS SAIL TO RETAKE SAFFI.
Taaajlar. Maich lo- A steamer left here this af
ternoon for Saiß. a port in th-" possession of Mulal
Hsbbßj with a government expeditioti o:i board to
recapture the place. The expedition consists of
some artillery and fifteen hundred men, under the
banner Of Abd-cl Aziz
NEW RAILWAYS IN GERMAN AFRICA.
Berlin. March i:: — The. Feasia] Cosjaefl adopted a
ptuposal to-day for the construction of nine hun
dved miles of new railroads In German Southwe.-t
Africa and Urn Cassaraaaa,
AVALANCHE KILLS EIGHTEEN.
Tomsk. Hbctia, March 10.- KiKbte.n rer^ons have
been ksVed bj an avalamhe in the l>ukhturm'.i;.--k
dirtrnl. A BUM af snow, rolling d.uvn the side
iif tii" mountain, isi lied away tw.> Bsaaoa, Two
women survived, but th< > me badly injured.
Does a general banking
Takes entire charge of
Safe deposit and stor
FIFTH AYE. ft 60TH ST., M. V,
BBIGGS'S ORDEAL OVER.
Ha en's Chief Engineer Finishes
Testimony at Inquiry.
Josiah A. Kriggn. chief engineer In Borough Ties
Hent Half en's office, finisher! his testimony befor*
the Commissioner of Accounts yesterday. Com
missioner Mitchel rp*-nt the aftemooa in prootng
the methods used in the appointment, placlcj sad
discharging of inspectors. Th*» inquiry apparently
was to discover whether political tnftoeaee tad,
anything to do tilth the system, bat Mr. Til Fss H
answers were vague and indefinite regarding fcj.
stances where qu^tfon^ were asked as to osfs«
ence that might have been exerted. In the morn-,
ing Commissioner Mitchel took up th* Bart Dass
contract for a sewer in Broadway. wh?«-ti ran t~>r
s'veral years beyond the stipulated tins*. This
was the contract regarding which Borough Prest.
dent Haffen was examined, where th«» realty ♦«?>
overtime amounted to JTI.OOf, all of »h!e n was re
mitted with tb<9 exception of JS.WO.
Mr. Brigs* replied in the affirmative when **&•■%
If he did not believe a contractor rouM ev»r b*
held to his contract. He said, however, tiiat ft
some instances he did not believe trie city conM
successfully defend a suit to prevent the tmpast.
tion of line* where contract* dragged alone In
excess of the contract time. Regarding the spans*)
case of the Dunn contract Mr. Biiggs wouM wst
commit himself, however.
Mr. Brlsrgs denied knowled^o of any political
activity or Mr. Dunn in behalf cf President Haf
fen"3 re-election. He said that several threats t*
order the work abandoned had been wade to tfc«
.contractor, but the- had not y»n carried out h>.
cause the reports did not warrant it.
Although testimony has been given in the in
quiry to show that Borough President lUff«n hat
a3k<"d that the cost of englne<»rir!Ji and inspection
work on assessment contra' be kept down f->
13 per cent of the total cost. Mr. Briefs sail h«
had never received such instructicr.s. There aahjnl
have been some suggestions, he admitted.
He could not remember any case of an insssrt*
or"3 being removed from work no that the east
would be kept down. He appointee! the inspector*.
Mr. Brings said, and in making transfers wa»
guided by the varying ability of •::« men.
Inspectors wero never put on a contract, tin
witness said, before tho work began. "W1 ■ tTf>
inspectors were put on one contract, it was M
make the contractor start work in two places. Hi
could not remember whether or not Borough Pr« -
dent Haffen had asked for th« appointment of cer
tain inspectors. s
Regarding the suspension and, discharge oi inspae*
tors. Mr. Brings eaid hi had not always r^coni
mended the discharge of incompetents.
"Do you mean that you keep inspectors *li;m
lncompetency is apparent?" ask Commissioner
"No," said Mr. Brisks: "I would investigate tha
case and possibly suspend the inspector during tin
Commissioner Mltchel asked how nar.y chance*
he would give an inspector guilty of habitual
drunkenness, and the engineer replied :t would de
pend on the. recuperative powers of the inspector.
"Spiritual or political?" asked the commissioner,
with a smile.
"Spiritual." replied the witness, in the sanx* mat
ter-of-fact tono in which h<* gave all his answer?.
He could not remember discharging any inspector
Commissioner MitcUel asked if Mr Pr ■-- ted
ever heard of any attempts at extortion en th-s
part of inspectors. He did not recall that any such
cases had been brought to his attention.
Th» hearing will be resumed with Borousii Presi
dent Haffen on ti*« stand on Monday.
HANS S. BEATTIE MNSAXE*
Whitney's Political Friend. Thought
Dead, Is in Asylum.
It .was learned recently by friends of Hans 3.
Seattle, former Street Cleaning Commissioner un
der Mayor Grant Bad an associate of t..- B»
William C. Whitney, that Mr. Beattie was to tha
State Asylum at Kings Park. Long Man.L.wh-^
ha was committed in W&. So quietly tad 5»
Beattie's commitment papers been made out at W
time that bis whereabouts was gent-rally unknown
until this »week. In fact, it had been supposed
hv many that Mr. Baattls was dead.
Nearly five years ago Mr. Beattv- was injurft
by a fall from a trolley ear .it Mount \ernon.
The report went out that he was kiiW. and Mi
obituary was published. Mr. Beattie. howe^ r J
recovered after a long illness :ini was ccmmttied
to the asylum.
"It is true, that my husband is in the 2 - c i lu!^
said Mrs nSBlIln last BBaM at Bath Beach, rw
he ■ better off there than he could be ary»her>
else. It is a very sad case. He is incurably I " sa ';;'*
as all of the physicians in charge will testify. IM
i.lea that ho is sane sad that I am having htm kept
there is merely one of hi* hallucinaticna. TneJl
tell me that he cannot live much longer."
M. Beattie was born in Belfast. IreUnd, neartf
sixty years ago. He came to this country when v
boy. He became a stenographer in the Cmtnl
States courts end was later promoted in »•*
by William C. Whitney. Aside frcm being SW*
Cleaning Commissioner. Mr }■.;:- was *****
County Clara unJcr "Pat' Ktenan and Surveyor o
the Port during President Cleveland's first adminis
Just before his commltnent to the WWi"
saed the Metropolitan Street Railway CosapaßJ f>i
Sll»».uOO for services in connection with fraccti- 5 '
manipulations of ■ dozen years ago.
FIVE YEARS FOR JOHN R WALSH.
Chicago. March 13.-John K. Walsh, farmer p ""^
d»nt of the Chicago National Bank. *as retxise^
new trial in the United States District Court *
day. and sentenced to live, years in '"- -*'■"
penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth.
in sentencing Walsh Judee Ar.dfrs^rs 53* a:
The character of th^ evidence I^-*!3js£tS
ter of the crime cf wMen this |££b*2s*££
been found guilty call for ggrwiMMlafflPfS
The facts ar*. however, that th'.s deferiui-.J
seventy years old. and thas mere lrnprt *•?---;,;
is of itself so heavy a punishment iri a ««
this kind that I have, concluded tiia law »' fl vs
aatMfled with the minimum penalty, which is a »
An application was immediately made •• 3*&S*
Mresscup. of the United States Court of A *J*T — *
for su; rardeas. which was eranted. and w- *
was released under bonds of 150.000 peadia? ™
hearing of his appeal.
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