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RUSH '10 CONEY ISLAND
CABS JAMMED .11. 1- DAY.
Thousand* Throng Luna Park and
Other Amusement Places.
vVith enough sunshine to make bathing popu
lar. Coney Island was thrown into the midst of
Us (summer season yesterday, and not even the
bispest ••'■ days of former years could com
pare with the crowds which filed down Surf aye
: L .< and the Bowrry. There was enough amuse
ment to please and satisfy every one, although
many of the resorts will not be opened until
The rush la the island was so great that the
Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company had express
trains running on two-minute headway, and
••vri Then the crowd made things uncomfortable
on the bridge platforms. At Coney Island the
Fame congested condition existed, and when the.
return rush began the stations at the West End.
the Culver station and Luna Park were so over
crowded that the gates had to be closed while
the pens were being emptied ft- a fighting mob
anxious to get back to the city.
On the trains the mob fought and struggled
until T (\x\\ street was reached, on the Fifth ave
nue division of the Coney Island road. At this
point the railroad detectives were ready to
answer the ssatnenata'a signal for help, and not
a few limes riots followed the efforts of the po
lice to pull the rowdies from the cars.
While Inspector O'Brien said that his men had
made no mesa at Coney Island, he added that
» number of Secret Sen-ice men had been sent
down to hunt for the counterfeiters who began
operations on Saturday. Bad half-dollars and
dollars had been passed in hotels and amuse
ment places to such an extent that it was said
nearly $10,000 would be lost. At the same time
the polk-*> looked for picki>oekets, who were
down In dr"ve«=. believing work easy there be
cause of the general transfer of police.
Luna Park was too Email for the throng which
crowded about thegalra. so that it was Impos
sible to give "ballyhoo" parades on the main
-walks. The shows, including the "Battle of
The Merrimac and the Monitor" and the "Man
Hunt" BBULlai li . took in enough money to pay
for their construction. Everything was open,
r.ntj rrederic Thompson personally directed the
handling of the crowds. At times ropes arete
stretched across the walks and a traffic squad
•was kept busy disentangling families from the
BBSs* of humanity which seemed to have no
Steeplechase Park sis,, had a record crowd,
which proved that another amusement resort
was needed to satisfy the pleasure seekers,
over at Dreamland "Bill" Ellis was counting the
number of dollars he had lost by not having his
•Hereafter" spectacle open to the public, and his
only consolation was that the money stringency
•was a thinrr of the past and that Dreamland's
day would soon be here. The Bostodc show was
given for the first time.
In the direction of B ■ Gat* preparations were
Tiding made for the Coney Island Hippodrome.
•which will be under canvas on May 30. The
We field at Barf avenue and Weal 20th street
•was beasg levelled for the three-ring circus
•*hich -will be one of the features of the new
Th*> tJwvuien found themselves confronted
wtfh a problem which they failed to take into
account when the teats were placed in the dif
ferent auditoriums. Where four square feet
•were formerly allotted to every person, the big
••Merry vVfdoo/" hats now require double that
amount of space. In many instances every time
Minnie bib raw interested in the performance
her escort was compelled to be content with
her story of what was going on. Hotel men
joined in denouncing the big hats, and James
Stubenbord suggested that the police s-hould
put a ban on (he bead ■ tar in the same way
that they stopped kissing on the beach. Unless
smaller hats are worn many radical changes
■will have to be made in' the show places an<l
Surf avenue w ill have to be widened.
The hats caused so many disturbances on the
Bowery and the boardwalks that the police
had a bu-y time quelling fights which followed
when a hat tore a piece off a man's ear or be
came entangled in the crowd.
Before the lights were turned out In Luna
Park last sight Frederic Thompson announced
that nearly one hundred thousand persons bad
visited his resort. At 5 o'clock the crowd was
entering at the rate of 12.000 an hour.
-FEMALE BARKERS ■ AT CONEY ISLAND
Progressive Women's Suffrage League Selects
Lecturers for Dreamland Shows.
Women will have their lights at Coney Island
ihis cummer. When Dreamland opens on Saturday
William A Ellis will have women lecturers in all
'«f Us fhowp. These lecturers have been select
«-d by the Progressive Women's Suffrage League,
and wi!l be ushered to Di -.in. i on Saturday by
Bssttsspttiea of the city. Th- officers of the league
have appointed Miss Mao* 'uliiiiisii and Mrs. I.ydia
Kings!: Commander as a committee Of arrange
ments, and automobiles will be used to take the
"female barkers" to their places of employment.
in front or the Iticcadonna Hotel they will be met
by ether rufTragettes and sympathizers, who will
march with them to Dreamland. After the lecturers
have taken their places at the various shows the
f^uffracettes will hold a mass meeting on the Dream
land pier, when arrangements will be made for a
convention which is to be ht-ld in Dreamland in
KILLED BY THUGS OR FALL FROM "L."
Body of Brooklyn Clerk, with Skull Crushed.
Found in Sands Street.
Harry Ak-.r.F. a clerk, thirty-seven year? old, of
No. ■ Dean street. w as found in Sands street,
near Washington stre-t. Brooklyn, at an early
hour yesterday morning with Us skull crushed.
There la doubt as to whether the man fell from
Th« elevmed railroad structure or was killed by
thugs. Th*- police believe he got off a Coney Isl
and train, walked along the tracks and fell to the
*io>wa!k. His week's pay and Pome jewelry weie
pone. An invc-stipatioa has been started.
TO ACCOMPANY BODY OF CLINTON.
Dasjsnan. H. Y. May 17— At a meeting of the
Citizens" Committee the following persons were ap
pointed to go to Washington, on May 24, and ac
company the body of George Clinton, first Governor
of New York State, to Kingston: Mayor W. P.
Ors.ne. D. G. Atkins, president of the Board of Edu
cation; J. H. Everett, president of the Board of
Trade; S. D. CoykendaH. Judge a. T. Oesasva •
and H. M. Brink, secretary of the commit
HOW MUCH DOES TITLE
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wits us. Perhaps we have never ex
amined the title before. Then our
charge Is based on the amount of your
purchase price. It Is a low charge for
an exhaustive search from the time of
the "Indians" to date. If the title has
bees examined by us before, the small
ness of our fee will surprise you. Oar
fees air fixed and cover everything.
There are never any surprises on our
AND TRUST C 9
Capita! and Surplus, - $12,000,000
174 o"wejr. H. T. I7sKezß»aiSL,Btt7a.
25© fimoe St. Jamaica.
FORT GEORGE AWAKE.
Same Old 'Crowd Does as It Pleases
on the Hilltop.
Passengers en the Broadway branch of the sub
way who boarded trains at Dycßman street or
stations below late yesterday afternoon and even
ing had little difficulty in arousing themselves to
the fact that the season was on at Fort George,
though there wore many of the pleasure seekers
at the uptown resort who had cause to complain
of the brief but thorough drenching they got
late in the afternoon. Even If the transfer ar
rangements on the surface lines are not as elastic
as in former seasons, certain cars of the Third
avenue line still run direct to the resort for a
single nickel fare. As the same rate obtains on
the subway, and there is, moreover, a station con
veniently situated at the foot of the winding road
up the hill, those who couldn't or wouldn't pay a
double fare to Coney Island found the going easy
up to the old fort.
The gangs of urchins provided with the para
phernalia for baseball games or with the trophies
of their visit to northernmost Manhattan, were
visible,, and showed a good amount of audibility
for the pea-son's start. While not as solicitous as
at times in former seasons, or as «hey may be
later In this one. in their attention to their fellow
passengers, they were there in good number and
showed a disposition to make themselves at home
in both the cars of surface lines and of the sub
way, without giving themselves too much trouble
as to what their neighbors thought of the racket
added to the noise made by the motion of the cars
themselves. Nor did their abundant- enthusiasm
bother itself too punctiliously with just what
manner of dressing they should give to their ex
pressions on any topic that happened to present
itself for tome form of outlet.
At the fort itself there was a good jam of holiday
makers, inclined 10 indulge themselves in the old
pastimes. The rain was too sudden in its coming
to allow those who might be so disposed to get
away and too short to hold those who wanted to
make the round in more than temporary check.
I'pper Amsterdam avenue at the terminal looked its
old self, like one of the thoroughfares at Coney
Island when business is good, and all the side
shows that line the edge of the park tract were
wide open to those who wanted to partake of the
amusements offered. There was only a policeman
or two to take notice of the crowded conditions of
the walk. To these the crowd did not seem too big
or too noisy to warrant the frequent utterance of
the edict, "Move on!"
The usual so-called vaudeville performances In the
concert halls seemed worth at least the price of al
mission of nothing to the thousands who visited the
resort. The tradition of the Sabbath was broken by
no performers in "costume. On the contrary,
most of the artistes had on their best clothes, with
a Saturday night marcel that looked good to last
out till it came time to close up.
There were refreshments, of course, with and
without the meal that the law not only allows but
compels. Some of the halls observed with a strict
ness complained of by your confirmed Fort Georger
the requisite provision for the accompaniment of at
l»aj=t a sandwich, when. only beer or whiskey was
a«ked for. Of course, there would have been no
dissatisfaction if these condiments or superfluities
had been gratuitously supplied with what was
really desired, but this little attention to patrons
was entirely forgotten in some of the places. Of
course tli«re were other places, where the manage
ment was neither so finicky nor so mercenary. In
fact, there were not a few places at the fort where
the fixed scheme of table decoration was a piece
of bread cut as nearly as possible into two pieces
of equal size and similar shape, set out on a small
plate In the centre. In most cases the bread was
laid out without any s added decoration; In other
Instance* a bit of cheese cave a nuance if not ex
actly a contrast to the color scheme, and here and
there a piece of what looked like meat peeked out
from the long exposed half slices. There was a
noticeably inconsiderate disregard for these decora
tions on the part of the pat: on?.
In Paradise Park the tickler, the roller coasters,
the circle swings, the Ferris wheels, the palmists,
roll-the-ball men and the merry-go-rounds did well
in the matter of patrons. There were few police
men on hand, but that mattered little, as an occa
sional fight was quickly terminated or a possibly
fractious visitor ousted with plain old strong hand
and arm methods by a corps of able-bodied wait
ers. The orchestras might have played their arms
off m the automatic musical instruments worn
themselves forever into silence for all the eager
throne In the dance halls tared. There was an
occasional card game Just around a corner a little
bit more secluded than the rest of the park, and
not a lew of the visitors found nothing in the
shape of policemen to Interfere with their tearing
the shrubs in the park tract as they pleased.
At the Dyckman street station of the subway
there were a few of the Interborough's gray uni
formed guards to prevent any unnecessary noise
or trouble. Although the crowds were the largest
.>-.. far this season, there was comparatively little
disorder, the boisterousness of the Sunday going
crowds being of about the same tenor as marks
the opening of every season at Fort George.
POLICE GET 14 CHINAMEN IN RAIDS.
Interrupt Fantan Games and Cause Shortage
in Laundry Help.
Fourteen Chinamen were captured in two raids
made by the police on fantan games in Chinatown
yesterday, and there will be a shortage of laundry
help for a time, Inspector Russell and detectives
of his staff started the excitement when they en
lered an alleged gambling house in Mott street.
According to the detectives, they found *27 :.s in
cash on the tables, and they carried a helmetful of
aomlaos. buttons and other markers used In the
game to the station house.
One hundred men, with long black braids and
flowing garment!"', fled through various mysterious
passages, and the police caught only seven after
a. chase. Leo Song, of No. IS Doyers street, was
among the number, and he was charged with
keeping and maintaining a gambling house. The
other six were charged with aiding and abetting-
Rambling. The raid was made In the afternoon,
and Chinatown was just resuming its air of se
renity when Captain McNally, of the. Elizabeth
street station, swooped down upon another house.
The second raid was made in the evening on an
alleged gambling house In the basement of a
house in Pell street. Chim Sam, Of No. M Mot I
street, was caught and charged with being the
owner of the place. Six other Celestials were
caught with him, but the remainder of the gam
blers escaped. The noise of the raids and the
ringing of the patrol wagon bells caused as much
excitement as a tong fight, and the usual Sabbath
gathering of Chinese from all portions of the city
poured into the street to learn about the trouble.
HOPE TO DESTROY GYPSY MOTH.
More Than 80.000 Parasites Released in Bay
State Last Week.
Boston, May 17.-In asking the Massachusetts
legislature for a total appropriation of *300.tt» to
cover the expense of the warfare this year against
the gypsy and Lrowntail moths, Archie H. Kirk
land, state superintendent for the suppression of
insect p«-sts, said that over eighty thousand para
sites of the moths had been let loose from the ex
periment station at Melrone Highlands during the
last week, and that twenty thousand more would
be ready for liberation within a few days. This
action Ik regarded as a moat Important step in
the campaign of the United States Department of
Agriculture and the state authorities against the
destructive moths, and the result will bo watched
with keen interest in every locality where these
insects have appeared. It represents the latest and
most scientific method of dealing with a problem
which has caused an expenditure of many hun
dreds of thousands of dollars In Massachusetts
and other New Kngland states during the last
The scientists say there Ik every reason to be
lieve that In time these parasites will accomplish
the practical suppression of the gypsy moth here,
as they have in Europe. The present experiment
is regarded as the mast important that has been
tried in the war against the gypsy moth.
The workers at the experiment station, who In
clude trained naturalists from the Department of
Agriculture In Washington, assert that there is no
likelihood that the parasites themselves will prove
to be undesirable addition* to New England Insect
life, as all th« imported epecles which are found
to be In any »*> dangerous have been rej»ci«O.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUTE, MONDAY, MAY 18. 1908.
ADMITS KILLING THREE?
REPORT OF CONFESSION.
Officials Will Not Admit That Farm
hand Told of Guilt.
[By Teleiraph to The Tribune 1
Freehold, X. J., May 17— Frank Zastera, the farm
hand, who was brought to the county Jail here last
night as a witness in connection with the murder
early yesterday morning of William B. Shepherd,
his wife, Josephine, and Jennie Bendy, their ser
vint. Is reported ns having made a confession in
which he described in detail how he killed them.
This is denied by the ifflcials. but it is believed
that the confession will be admitted within a short
Detectives Cosgrove and Sylvester, of New York;
County Clerk Joseph McDermott and the assistant
prosecutor spent the night in the jail with Zastera,
and, nfter putting him through the "third degree,"
it was said th;it he broke down and admitted at 3
o clock this morning that he committed the crime.
Zastera gave the first news of the murder when
he ran to the home of William Wall, the nearest
neighbor, and told him that a murder had been
committed on the Shepherd farm. After he had
been examined by the New York detectives it was
decided to detain him as a witness. From the time
he was brought here until 3 o'clock this morning
he was subjected to the merciless questioning of
Detective Cosgrove, who acted as ohlef inquisitor,
until it was said he made nis confession.
The story of ihe reported confession is that Zastera
took Mr. Shepherd's Winchester repeating shotgun
from the farmer's den on the first floor, and hid in
the parlor waiting for Mr. Shepherd to come down
stairs. Mrs. Shepherd, however, came down first,
to warm a bottle of milk for the baby. It took
several minutes for her to do this, and when she
reached the bottom of the stairway leading to
the upper floor. Zastera is said to have shot her,
the first shot taking effect in her hip. As she fell
to the floor the gun whs again discharged, the
charge taking effect this time behind the right ear
and coming out by the eye, tearing away a large
portion of the right side of her face.
At the report of the gun Mr. Shepherd rushed.
down the stairs, and when he had descended half
way ho was shot, the charge hitting him in the
left side. He fell over the balustrade, sliding to
the floor and across the body of his wife. As he
fell over the balustrade Zastera is said to have
fired apain. the shot taking effect in Shepherd's
Jennie Bendy, the servant, who was in the
kitchen, fled when she heard the shooting. As she
wa« going through the kitchen door and down the
steps leading to the outer kitchen, she was shot
under the left breast and through the heart. Ac
cording to the reported confession, Zastera Is said
to have then carried ths gun upstairs and left it in
the bedroom, where it was found by the officers.
Zastera is said to have told of searching for
money after f he crime was committed. All the
drawers, pocketbooks and boxes on the second
floor were examined. Then, it is said, he took 8
pocketbook from Mr. Shepherd's hip pocket, re
moved the money from it and left untouched c
check. He Is said to have hidden the money under
a pork barrel in the cellar. Then, going to the farm
of William Wall, he told how he had discovered
that "the bo-s and the madam had been shot."
It is known that the detectives and the officers
who conducted th 2 inquisition visited the Shepherd
farm at 4 o'clock this morning in an auto
mobile and made an attempt to linfl the money
Which they believed Zastera hid. They failed to
find it. and. returning to the jail, Zastera was sub
jected to a further examination, it is said, about
the place where the money was concealed.
Then, it is reported, he told them he had buried
the money between two trees. At 8 o'clock this
morning another trip was made to the farm, but
the money was not found in the place indicated in
the reported confession. The officials were s=t ill in
the jail late to-night, closeted with Zastera.
Crowds of persons gathered about the Shepherd
farm to-day, and many automobiles were strung
along the road. The authorities had the house
closed and the other buildings sealed, and no one
was admitted to the premises.
Tlie bodies of Mr. tnd Mrs. Shepherd were taken
this morning to the home of Mrs. Shepherd's
father. Patrick Ryan. No. 201 lS'.h street, Brooklyn,
where the. Shepherd baby was taken on Saturday
r.ipht by Mrs. Shepherd's sister. The body of
Jennie Bendy is at her father's home. ne;ir this
TEXAS REPUBLICAN CONVENTIONS.
Ten for Taft, Two for Fairbanks and One
Port Worth. Tex., May IT.— The Ut h District Re
publican convention here yesterday indorsed the
present Republican administration and Instructed
the delegates to the national convention for Taft.
The delegates are Sam Houston, of Fort Worth,
and C. C. Littleton, of Weatherfonl. The alter
nates are A. 1.. <"<jl<\ of Frath County, and C. S.
Taylor, uf Tarrant County.
Austin, T«x . May 17. -The so-called "Regular"
Republican convention of the loth District in
structed delegates to Chicago for Viee-Presidenl
Fairbanks. The following are the delegates and
alternates: Delegates. William W. llite. of Travis
County, and .1. I). Lolliver, of Hays County. Alter
nates, W. D. ICabßOn and \j. W. Franklin.
Floresville, Tex., May 17.— Republicans cf ihe 15th
Congress District, !n convention here yesterday,
Indorsed President Roosevelt's administration and
declared in favor of Secretary Taft as Presidential
candidate. The following were elected delegates
to the national convention: Kdward Lassater, of
Fulfurrlas, and EX Nolte, of Begum: alternates, C.
J. Martin, of Klrmey, and J. N. Miller, of Nueces.
Sherman. Tex.. May 17.— Resolutions indorsing the
administration of . President Roosevelt and the can
didacy of Secretary Taft for the Presidential nom
ination were adopted by the Republicans of the 4th
District, meeting in convention here yesterday. The
following delegates to the national convention wer«
Instructed to vote for Secretary Taft: C. A. Burke,
Van Alstyne; W. M. Oriftln. IfcKlnney; alternates.
Dr. R. H. Crabb, Leonard; R. S. Askridge, Wolf
ronroe, Tex.. May 17.— Republicans of the Bth
District yesterday met in convention and instructed
delegates to the national convention to vote for
Taft. The delegates are J. M. Sloan, Navasota, and
J. M. Adkins. Harris County. Alternates. EL W.
Atkinson, Grimes County, and Spencer Graves,
Fort Bend County.
Yoakum. Tex.. May 17.— The Republican conven
tion of the 9th Congress District yesterday In
structed delegates to the national convention to
vote for Taft. The delegates are C. M. Hugh's, of
Wharton, and A. K. Laessing, of La Grange.
Dallas, Tex., May 17.— A controversy as to the
construction of the Terrell election law, with ref
erence to the selection of chairmen of political
conventions, resulted in a split yesterday, when
Republicans of the £>th District met in convention.
Those In the first organized gathering declared
In favor of Secretary Taft as Presidential candi
date. Delegates selected to attend the national
convention are C. W. Starling, of Dallas, and A.
B. Oardenhire, of Kockwall County. Alternates.
l>. R. Stokes and J. W. Lowry, of Dallas. Those
who withdrew and held a convention In another
pur* of the saiur iiu.ll elected uninstructtd deie
NEGROES TO PLEDGE LOYALTY.
Negro Republicans will 'ioid a muss meeting at
Cooper Union on Tuesday evening. May U6, to e«
press tt.eir allegiance to the principles of the Re
publican party and plejge their loyalty to its can
didates in the corning cinipuign. iilshop W. H.
l>errick will preside, and ox-Governor Plnehback
of LitiuMkiia will be among the speakers
FITZGERALD IN GOVERNORSHIP RACE.
(By Ttlfgraph to The Trlhune I
Boston, May 17.— Friends of ex-Mayor John M.
Fitzgerald announced tn-nlght that he would be in
the race next fall for the governorship candidacy.
This follows the announcement of John B. Mnran
that h« would not try for th« nomination. George
Fred Williams. It is said, is ready to take Filz-
C*rald in «>refer«nc« to any conservative man.
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SAIONJI KEPT IX POWER.
Japanese Government Makes Gains
in Recent Elections.
Tokio, May 17.— The results of the general
elections hold on Friday In Tokio and the prov
inces have not yet been compiled on account of
the difficulty of communicating with distant
points. It is safe, however, to predict that the
Constitutionalists have secured a substantial
majority, probably exceeding that of the pre
vious session, and the government expects to
face the next Diet with a majority over all com
Those best informed say that such a popular
indorsement of the government insures the sta
bility of the present Cabinet, although it is
understood that the Premier, Marquis Saionji,
recently expressed a desire to resign. Prince
Ito, however, persuaded him not to do so, point
ing out the embarrassment that would result
from his resignation in the face of the indorse
ment of the people.
It is understood that Marquis Saionji was of
fended at the Elder Statesmen's interference
with hfs financial policy, which Marquis Inouye
recently severely criticised. The latter favors a
large reduction in the expenses of the army and
navy and in other government undertakings.
Prince Ito pointed out that Marquis Inouye'a
long experience as a statesman qualified him to
criticise, and it is now understood that the
Premier has reconsidered his intention of resign
ing, and has consented to certain steps In the
future which will relieve the financial situation.
The announcement of these is expected to
steady the market, relieve the depression and re
store confidence, especially in view of the pend
ing settlement of the question relating to the
Yalu forests, the assurances of Japan's open pol
icy in Manchuria and the reference of the Chien-
Tao boundary dispute to arbitration.
WRIGHTS WILL CONTEST ABROAD.
Have Aeroplane in Europe and Will Sail
Soon for Coming Tests.
Norfolk, Va., May IT.— Wilbur Wright, the aero
naut, who, with his brother, Orville Wright, has re
cently made record breaking flights, when shown
the dispatch from Ix)ndon that Henry Farman. the
Knelish aeronaut, who holds the aeroplane record
for that country, nad Issued a challenge to the
Ohloans for a!i aeroplane contest in France for a
sta&e of $.'OOO, refused to make nny comment on
the subject. He would not say whether or not he
had received Farmans challenge, and refused most
positively to discuss his machine or his plans for
the future. ,
Mr. Wright went to Manteo from his camp at
Kill Devil Hill early this morning, and" will spend
the night there. Early to-morrow morning he will
start for New York. Orville Wright is expected to
leave camp about the middle of next week.
The Wright brothers have a machine abroad, and
it is said th.it they, -^ith their machinist, Furness,
will sail from New York some time In the next few
weeks to enter their machine in contests in for
eign countries. They are expected to return to
this country in time to enter the government con
tests at Fort Slyer. Virginia, in August, after
which they will again return to Manteo to make
THE GERMAN MARKET FOR GOLD.
No Large Imports Expected from America —
Berlin. May 17.— News that J3.000.000 in gold has
been engaged in New York for Germany causes
purprlee here, because the price of exchange makes
It impossible for Berlin bankers to import Ameri
can gold at a profit. The statement from America
that part of the gold engaged this week for Paris
is for German account meets denial from Ueriln
Some gold, probably about $1,250,000, arrived at the
German Imperial Bank this week from Australia.
and $3.. r iOO.OOO more is engaged for shipment next
week. I">oubt is expressed among the representa
tives of the German financial institutions whether
imports of American gold 'will continue, owing Is
the present level of exchange, which Is likely to
rise through the gold Imports. All the leading
exchange rates were advanced to-Uay fur this
As K'>iil imports from New York are unprofitable
at the present level of ex< hange. it is assumed
that the German Imperial Hank is advancing money
to tankers, interest free. Another ground for ex
pecting the gold arrivals to remain small is that
the German money market is growing easier. It
is believed that the German Imperial itank will
soon reduce the discount rate, especially if the
Hank of England makes a reduction.
The Bourse regards the movement In Wall Street
with considerable distrust, in view of the reduced
earnings of American railways and declining iron
prices. The financial press predicts an early re
FARMANS CHALLENGE TO WRIGHTS.
English Aeronaut's Views or American Tests
— Changes in His Machine.
Paris. May 17 -Henry Farman, the English
aeronaut now in Paris, said with reference to his
challenge to the Wright brothers, the American
aeronauts, that he would provide $5,000 for the
match, and more if required. He considered the
Wright brothers most expert and capable of ac
comphahing wonderful feats, but believed that the
reports received here of their recent performances
must have been inexact. His experience showed, he
said, tbat it was impossible, as reported from the
United Statf s. to fly four miles in fifteen minutes, a
speed which would be insufficient to keep the ma
chine in the air.
Regarding his own aeroplane. Mr. Farman said
that it was capable of remaining in the air for
twenty-four minutes at a speed of etghty kilometres
an hour. With modifications which he was now
maklnp, he was certain that he would soon estab
lish a new hour record.
Next week Mr. Farman will begin a series of ex
periments on a plan outside of Ghent.
A BILL TO REWARD DR. BARBOSA.
Rio de Janeiro, May 17.— A bill has been intro
duced in the Chamber of Deputies asking for the
appropriation of J300.00U as a gift for Senator Ituy
Barboss. the former president of the Senate, for
his services in defence of Braril at the last peace
conference at The Hague, to which he was a dele
CHINESE LABOR RIOT IN MEXICO.
Mexico <'lty. May 17. -Word reached this city last
night uf a serious riot at Klbolo copper mines H
Lower California In which three, hundred Chines*
terrorized the district. The m<-n, who were brought
from China by contract labor Arms, were dlaHatls
lieil with conditions and became ho violent that
troops had to escort the whole body to th«
coast, from where they were shipped n> Mazatlan
ami Miinzanillo. They will not be deported, but
will be put to work on coaet pluntationa In the
West So far BS known no live* were lost in the
CASTRO VISITS TWO TOWNS.
Puerto CahsUo. May IT. - President Castro left
Caracas to-day to visit Aragua and Carabobo.
Th« customs authorities have derided not to
clear any vessels from this port for the island of
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COREA LESS TVRBILEST.
Prince Ito's Plans for Repression
Seoul. May 17.— Conditions throughout Corea
are Improving. The determination of Prince Ito,
the Resident General here, to suppress the dis
orderly element so that the peaceful farming:
population may carry on work in the outlying:
districts, where armed bands are harrying: the
farms and villages, is shown by the prompt ar
rival of reinforcements of gendarmes numbering
about five thousand, who will be scattered
Prince Ito has issued strict instructions to
Japanese soldiers and civilians that they must
not treat the Coreans as a conquered people, but
that the rights of all law-abiding citizens must
be respected under penalty of severe punish
ment Four thousand Corean police, under Jap
anese officers, will be enlisted and trained. Four
hundred new telephone and telegraph offices
will be established in the districts infested by
revolutionists, so that easy communication may
be had with the soldiers and police.
The crop prospect throughout Corea is excel
Prince Ito to-day attended the celebration o;
the opening of Chemulpo to foreign trade. He
was accompanied by his suite, a number of for
eign consuls and the Corean Minister of Agri
culture. At a dinner Prince Ito spoke of the
peaceful and friendly development of Corea in
order that the Coreans might in the future have
Independence under « stable government and
become allies of Japan. He said further that in
order to obtain these ends order must be re
stored, and agriculture, commerce, manufacture
and education must be Improved. This, he said,
was the aim of Japanese occupation.
The American consul. Mr. Sammon?. said that
the American interests in Corea were larger than
those of any other foreign nation, especially in
mining and missionary work. Experience had
proved that the talk of a closed door in Corea
was unfounded. Americans and others, said he,
who sought to trade by means of active com
petition and intelligent business methods would
not fail to find an open door in Corea.
The speeches were received with great enthu
siasm by Coreans and Japanese alike.
The trip to Chemulpo and Seoul was made in
an ordinary train, without incident. Prince Ito
not being guarded.
TRADEMARKS IN JAPAN.
Satisfactory Agreement Reported Reached
Tokio. May 17.— The negotiations between the
I'nited States and Japan relative to conventions
securing protection for American commercial in
terests in Japan and Corea, including patent?,
copyrights and trademarks, have been brought
to what is believed a satisfactory conclusion.
The papers have now been transferred from
Tokio to Washington, where it is hoped the final
signatures will be appended.
The question of American rights has been un
der discussion for three years. The American
Ambassador. Thomas J. O'Brien, recently called
the attention of the Japanese officials to the
matter, and since then has had numerous con
ferences with them, with the result that the two
countries have reached what it is reported, both
sides regard as a satisfactory agreement on
points which for many years have caused irrita
FRENCH OCCUPY BOUDENIB
Excellent Work of Artillery on Algerian
Frontier — Tribesmen Scattered.
Paris. May 17 — Official dispatches from Gen
eral Vlgy, commander of the French forres In
Algeria, say thai he occupied TSoudenib, the
stronghold of Mnlai Unseen, aft»*r vigorously
shelling the tribesmen, who numbered six thou
sand. The enemy dispersed in all directions,
abandoning their camp and large quantities of
stores aiwl ammunition. They suffered .severe
losses owing to the admirable handling of the
artillery by the French. The troops lost three
men killed and nine wounded.
According to the Atepatehss, the occupation has
had a widespread effect throughout the region, a
number of submissions having followed.
BRAZIL MAY BUY EMBASSY HERE.
Rio de Janeiro. May 17.— A bill fur thfl ;<!>rr"pria
tion of OX)/**} will b.- introduced soon in the Chant
bf-r of Deputies for the- purpose of .icquiring a
property in Washington for a pcißMMnl home for
the Brazilian embassy.
MANY HUNGARIANS COMING HERE.
Budapest. May IT.— The recent warn to intend
ing; emigrants, issued by the Minister of the Inte
rior, saying: that the economic situation in America
had not shown sufficient Improvement to Rive
prospect of obtaining work, has failed to .-heck the
outflow from this country. The minister now an
nounces that emigrants who have Rone to the
United States since January 1 last will not have
the privilege of returning to Hungary free of tax.
ADMIRAL HEMPHILL AT PALACE
Tokio. May 17. — Rear Admiral Jeasssl N Menip
hlll, commanding the American squadron row \m-
Iting Yokohama, was received In assnsnes by th*
Kmpf-roi this morning. Afterword lit was a ituest
at luncheon at the Shlba Pala- c Aaseskj II sat
PTSSSni at the luncheon were PlhstSl ArisiiKuwa
and Fushiml. Aurnlral Toro and th* MmiMer of
Marine. Baron Salto. A Ilritish sijuadion is akM
WEARY OF NEWSIES' "BROTHER."
Following the trail of fortune which has favored
some fleecers of unsuspecting Wall Street business
men, another Juggler of the bunco art has 'been
going around the banking offices, and It has now
been decided that that will be about all from him
in this district.
A younß man has been visiting bankers and rep
resenting himself to each as the brother of |hs
aawaaojr he patronizes. Immediately after the in
troduction the banker hears that his newsboy's
family In in hard luck. They have no money to pay
the rent, which is long due. and have scarcely any
food. Tads tale of woe is followed by a roans**.
for a. loan, and the banker's heart melts [ the
extent of %i or $H>. according to Hie nerve of the
newsboy's self-constituted brother. This Is as near
as the money gets IS the newsboy's family ami the
lust the banker hears of It.
EDYTH WALKER HIGHLY PRAISED.
London, May I*.— linnjnn morning papers express
th« highest praise of Kdyth Walker as Isolde at
Covent Garden on Saturday. Pome of the critics
«my that it was the finest performance ever seen
in l ondon
Queen Alexandra was present at the performance
and applauded the sing .'.
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WAGER RACE AROUND ELLIS ISLAND.
Knights of the Brush Who Challenged Vet
eran Boatmen Beaten.
•"Mike* Connors ami '•"Pat" Collins, weather
beaten Battery' boatmen, got into an argument sev
eral days ago with "Joe" and "Tony" Mariano,
bootblacks of Whitehall street, and as a result th*
two knights of the brush challenged the veteran
boatmen to a. race in skiffa around EIMs I3'.antt
The race was held yesterday, but the amount
wagered was not made public by the contestants.
Connors gave the bootblacks the choice of his two
boat*, and promptly at noon "Honest Bill" Qui^ley
dropped a handkerchief, which was the signal for
the start. The Italians, who were not strangers to
the o«rs and whose occupation cave them sufficient
muscular development to hold their own as far as
Governor's Island, kept the lead agiinst the vet
erans for fully twenty minutes.
"Mike" and "Pat" had been taking matters ca*y
and passed the bootblacks with easy strokes wliea
they overtook tat abeam of the island. The old
boatmen went around Ellis Masai and arrived Si
the Battery about ten minutes before the fatigued
Italians climbed up the steps of the Bas:n.
FUNERAL HONORS FOR WRONG JL&S.
Body "Wrongly Identified To Be Exhumed at
Laconia. N. H.
Laconia. N. H., May 17.— A mistake in identifica
tion, by which a body supposed to be that of Will
iam H. Sharpe. of this town, was buried tw<>
months ago with secret: fraternity honors, came to
Huht to-day, when a body positively identified as
that of Sharp** was found floating in the Winn?
pesaukee River, near here. It will be placed fa
the grave which has been occupied up to now by
the body of an unknown man.
Mr. Sharpe, who was foreman in the foundry •*-
partment of the Laconia Car Company works, dis
appeared from home on March 1 last. On llarcfl
23 a man who ha<l registered as "William Crane."
of Portland. Me., was found dead in a hotel at
Portsmouth. A son of Mr. Sharpe saw the body
and identified it as fan! of his father, and it was
removed to Laconia. -where the funeral was held
under the direction of the local lodge of Knights
COURT AFTER PASSAIC STEEL CO.
Trenton. x. J., May It.— Judge r.anr.in;-. in t!?»
United Wales Court, late last night maiie an order
for a rule for • nasa to be shown on May i «W
the receivers of the Faoas Stcf. Company, *
J6.ooO.<«X> concern, should not cease operating the
slant. The concern wits run at a loss of JM.JW &•
last torn months. The assets in the receivers*
hands are given at about $I.>>X | .OO'\
OTTO T. HESS DEAD.
Otto T. H.-s«. ol IBM ' '
& Bailtfw. wHb osYJrea at v> "■ '' ie<l
yesterday from i • >i:s
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t'r.ii ty-thr.-t- >e;irs old. H- was
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nan, ■>, Richmond, Va., an
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THS ?l", LDCI3 FROM SoCTHAMFTON.
Mr. and Mr» I. V. Ikiti-s Mr. and Mrs. Charir» •'♦
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Mi rJ. fl. t>. Graham r>r an.i Mrs. Artfiur F>tl-
Mrj. Olive IMUmUr. ! Mr<. K. X Throckmortctffc
.i I>. Henry. 'l»r. an-! Mrs. R. Uoyi ! W
Mr. BBS Mrs. K. * lack k<-r.
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tVironess «l-» »T'»z«*. | Mrs. C St<»«;i''
Mr and Mrs. Alfred Cba-I MonsUr.or •> « ««*'•
pin. | Mrs. C. vnaufr.
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