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TO MAKE CONCESSIONS
STILL EXPECT VOTE ON
PAYNE BILL APRIL W.
House Leaders Considering Three
Methods of Obtaining It- Mai/
TFroTn The Trihune Bureau.:
Washington. March .*U.— The I^«use leaders
«till insist that they will be able to bring about
* vote on the tariff bill on April I<>. as predicted
._ these dispatches to yesterday's Tribune. They
cs> further that the Ways and Means Commit
tee Trill follow The lead of the Finance Commit
tee and strike out the countervailing duty on
'coffee as recommended by Secretary Know
The insistence of Representative Tawnoy that
Tb» duty on barley be increased seems likely t..
-re • In ■ compromise by which the Payne bill
rate of IS c«nts a bushel will be raised to ■_■■
<ents. Following tlie advice of the President to
remove. a 5 far as possible, the duties on necessi
ties, the leaders are serious considering striking
out the duty on tea. It is hoped that with these
concessions a rule can be agreed upon at a con
ference wrich may be called for Saturday night
T!2"ving been impelled to abandon their plan
to bring in a rule shutting off debate on th^
tariff •:) ai-.J limiting the amendments to thoe
reported by the Ways and Means Committee.
the House leaders are now considering three
Tnethods of obtaining •• vote on the ' U". The
first contemplates bringing In a rule to shut off
debate, and permitting only committee amend
ments, except that separate votes be permitted
on the lumber, hides and coal schedules. Many
of the leaders believe that it Is possible to
j"«dge the necessary majority <>f 196 for this
MANY SUPPORT CAUCUS FT. AN
• The second plan is the caucus plan. Art Index
cf the. sentiment ir come delegations In favor of
this methol Is furnished by the Illinois Repre
tentatlves. -nho stand two to one in favor of it
The third plarr is a modification of the second
one. nd provide* for the caucus and the rule,
•uith th* additions! provision that after tho
'caucus has decided upon the various features of
llie hi!! the lumber and hid? schedules will be
submitted for a vote. Unless Republican sen-
T!rr e nt tolidifie 51 within the n*"\"t two days so
that the leaders can mak< an Accurate estimate
r ' the strength of the organizaion th« confer
ence mentioned will be called.
It Is claimed for the third plan that it would
put th c Democrats on record as to lumber and
hid*?, and. in addition, give the men from the
lurrbrr and cattle district? a chance to make a
last stand in the open House for these Indus
...... These tv schedules are the ones which
,th» Democratic organisation fears most to touch.
•• is dangerous for the Democrats to vote for
/free lumber and free bide, while voting against
th«m will shatter the Democratic minority.
Th» party whips were exceedingly busy to
day tryine to reconcile differences among the
members of the Republican majority and brln?
t-er.ie.th ing like order out of existing chaos. Mr.
-Cannon, as the head of the parts organization.
-t". members from the different states to
insist upon stafy Balk* caucuses. ?>o that
Fomethins: like a definite Idea could be obtained
of the different view?.
The opposition to the caucus plan for mould
._ a bill which will be purely a Republican
measure arises from th« fear on the part of
F"rr>e members" that a caucus would be far from
harmonious. it fii <■■■ Fuggested that some of
the membcre are so far from an agreement to
j-upport a rule that they would bolt a caucus
rather than be bound by its decision. The party
leader?. too. are fearful that .an agreement
might not b* reached and that a caucus held
ft this -tagr- would simply result in emphasiz
ing differences within party ranks and drawing
th» ... of the country to them.
The loaders who urge the caucus say thai it
*!!! civ» some of the Representatives a desired
opportunity to put tip a B«*t for the interests
of their constituents and enable them tO go
back to their districts ar.d say that they fought
but were, outvoted.
PRESIDENT STILL ANXIOUS.
- -. situation with which the House leaders
find themselves confronted continues to give
<-..ncern .• the White House. It baa been repre
sented to Mr. Taft. according to current re
port, that the Insurgents'" are not living up to
•he letter of the verbal agreement made with
him at th<- beginning of the present session. At
that tin.f the "insurgeni ". are aaid to have
jledgerj themselves riot to oppose the tariff bill
.* the President would Eree't keep his hands
.-ff the fight to revise the rules. The House
-leaders say. awwever. that the "insurgents" are
not only opposing the bill, but are making com
bination? with the Democrats to the extent of
threatening to i7i^k- it extremely difficult to
put the bill through in satisfactory ana]
It is said that the Ways and Means Commit
tee. — .»■ report an amendment which will pro
vide for a tax on all dividends from Stocks and
bondF. This has beer; proposed as a means for
raising the. J10.000.000 of revenue which, it is
♦•stimated. the Payne bill would provide by the
tas»s on tea and lumber.
The Ways and Means Committee to-day fur
ther considered the amendments which it will
offer, to the bill. The tariff commission com
mittee met. - era! members of the committee
to discuss the proposition which they advocate.
PLUNGE CURES DEAF MTJTE.
'Miss Pooler Says, "Wouldn't You Talk Till
Your Tongue Was Tired if You Were Me?"
. IBj IMacmpfe •'■ The Tribune.]
» I»» Angeles. March 31.— Miss Bemiee Fooler, a.
visitor from Philadelphia, and a deaf mute since
childhood, regained her speech and hearing yester
day following an Involuntary plunge In the Pacific
Ocean, at Balboa Beach. However, sh« lost a pair
of. valuable gold combs and a diamond pin, and
ruined her gown. Sl;e says it was worth it. Miss
Pooler lost her speech and hearing by falling into
a lake iv Pennsylvania when she was an infant,
nineteen years ago.
"It was a Jolly good wetting." s-he said to-day.
"My poor gown is wrecked, awl I am not com-
Hkintag; ! «in the happiest Rirl In the world. - I
Ma also the most talkative. probably; but do you
blame me? "Wouldn't you talk till. your tongue was
tired if you were me?"
TWO JUDGES HEAR SOTHERN SUIT.
Divorce Case To Be Made a. Test of Broad
**"■■>. N«v.. March a.— Two Judges listened to
•Tcraents !n the divorce cake of Mrs. K. B.*BOtheni
' Virginia Harne<s» this afternoon. This case !..
v 'JlTes all th« technical features of Nevada's broad
lira. gotaei i>rou)rhi su'.t last July, «.-.<i a biim
»iots ■•I served <>:■ Sothern, übi wm then in
Reno. V.hen the trial was called :i«:th»r party u,t
i*a.rft3 and the testimony v.»s in form oZ a dep.i
*tior. It •- iilr.r.i.< '1 to stake <*. test e^bH of tho
K'nhefn *alt. or.l '■■ all Tir-.iianliity the ■ c'"i :'■.■.._
C«.wit Trtil he -callcU oo lor a ruling.
; MB. CRAWFORD WORSE.
■ — ■
| Fears That Novelist May Not Re
cover from Illness.' .
Sorrento, March 31.— Marion Crawford, the
novelist, is seriously 111. a sudden change for
the worse occurred to-day, and Professor En: co
de Renal, director of the medical clinic of the
University of Naples, was called in consultation.
He found the patient suffering from serious
bronchial and pleuritic complications, which, it
V; ' - feared, might develop into pneumonia or
other dangerous affection of the lungs.
Owing to the gravity of th>- novelist's condi
tion the attending physician Is staying: at the
Vilia Crawford, - It is- believed that the sudden
atmospheric change aggravated the patient's
malady, his strength recently being at a low
VVintlirop Chandler, of Philadelphia, who i*
Mr Crawford's brother-in-law, lias arrived hero
from Calabria in response to a hast: summons.
After visiting- the novelist Mr. chandler said:
"'He has only a fighting chance. "
GRIEF CAUSES SUICIDE..
Husband Kills Himself Following
Wife's Sudden Death.
Grief over the death of his wife, who died
from heart disease in the dressing room of her
daughter. Esterena Cunico, an actress, at the
Manhattan Lyceum last Thursday evening,
caused Orestes Cunico to commit suicide. His
body was discovered in a pas filled room at the
Ounico home, at No. 423 r»th street, last night.
It is believed he had been dead sin. Sunday.
Mrs. Cunico. who accompanied her daughter
to the various theatres in which the girl ap
peared, was burled in Calvary Cemetery on
Saturda .-. Her husband was nearly frantic the day
of the Funeral. All Saturday night Cunico, who
■was fifty-seven years old, brooded over his sor
row. On Sunday he left a daughter's house, in
East 11."> th street, and was seen no more until
his body was discovered.
A NEW SHANLEY'S.
Million Dollar Restaurant Building,
-cith Bachelor' Apartments.
A new million dollar Shanlcy's is being
planned by the Shanley brothers, to be built nt
No. 155" to 1»63 Broadway, between 4bth an 1
47th. streets, work to begin within the next few
months. The Shanley brothers have owned
the ground on which it is purposed to build the
new restaurant tor several years. There will be
bachelor apartments on the upper floors, and
the structure may he as high as twelve stories.
This announcement follows closely the publi
cation of Charles E. Rector's plans for a new
restaurant at Broadway and Mtl street.
BI(, BREAD (OMPAXY.
Capitalized ai $8,000,000- To Opcr-
ate in This City.
[B.v T«ln i nil to Th« Tribune/)
Camden. N. J.. March 31 — The filing of pavers
for the incorporation of the Ward Bread Com
pany, with an authorized capital of 5.000.000. In
the office of County Clerk Patter.son to-day. Is
said to bo the first step for the formation of a
bread combination to control prices.
The principal office of the new company is in
Pittsburg. and the incorporators are Robert B.
Moore, president: William B. Ward, secretary
treasurer, and William C. Evan*, vice*- president
The company Is said to nave acquired large
wheat areas in the West, from which to draw
supplies of grain at first hand and under the
prices paid by bakeries now.
(.By T>!«-«:raph to The Tribune ]
Pittsburg. March sl.— R. B. Ward, Georg* S.
Ward, William B. Ward and William C Evans,
of Pittsburg. .it ■■» back of the bresfd company
incorporated in New Jersey to-day. They are
and haw been for years the undisputed bread
"kings'" of Pittsburgh the four working under
the name Ward Mackey. It is understood to
night thar the Incorporators intend to invade
-?•• S Ward, one of trie Incorporators,
!«aid to-nlgiit that ft -.•. a« the intention of the
ombrnatton of capital to Invade the New
York territory, and that its plans would soon
be givei to the ;>iii.!ii . X B Ward, who heads
the new company, la in New York at this tira<
and is expected to make an announcement
within a few days Asked to-night to define
the territory in which the |8,t00.M0 corporation
purposes to work, George s. Ward said:
"Greater New Fork Is a!! I will now *ay. if
th.-v Includes Philadelphia and points in New
Jessey that is probably what it m«-ans."
ELECTRIC TO NEW HATES.
Rmlroad to Begin Extension Work
I P.- Telegraph la Th« Tribune.!
New Haven, March 31.— Work will be begun
this summer, it was learned to-day, to extend
the electrification of the New York division of
the New Haven from Stamford to this city, and
an official of the company said to-night that the
work would be completed In two years. Then,
he said, the company would take up at once the
question of electrical extension to Boston. Only
the delay In the return of normal freight re
ceipts has prevented, the work.
Details of the plans were made known to-
day in a suit brought by Mrs. Henrietta Law
for 10.000 for damages to her house, which
stands near the roundhouse and ha? been
blackened by the smoke. O. M. Sliepard, for
merly general superintendent of the road, testi-
Bed that the smoke nuisance would be abated
soon throughout the city. Only the financial
depression, he said, had held back the work
Land for a power plant to supply the exten
sion has been acquired at Naugatuck Junction.
The roundhouses near the Union Station will
be transformed Into stalls, for electric engines,
and £» series of roundhouses for the steam loco
motives will be erected In the freight yards
near Cedar Hill.
SEVEN CASES OF SMALLPOX IN CAMDEN.
[By TBUgiailtl to Th '" Tribune.
Camden. K. J-. March 31.— With six smallpox
patient*, all negroes, in the. Municipal Hospital. th«
city health authorities were stirred to renewed
activity to-day '">• thfc discovery of a case at the
Mount Vernon Public School for negro children.
The one hundred and fifty pupils were immediately
dismissed*! and the victim. Samuel Smith, janitor
or the »chocl, was hurried to the Municipal n..si -
t3l. The building was i>la- ■< <I under Strict quaran
tine. The liealth ameers will keep strict watch
.•. 11.I 1 .- horrsos of all the pupils and will make
every possible «£ui-t to check the progress or tli«
j PRIEST OWES $1,500,000
! WAS DIRECTOR IX P. J.
| Father McMahon, of Cleveland, Vol
untary Bankrupt Through Fidel
it// Funding Connection.
Cleveland, .March 31.— The Rev. William Mr-
Mahon. pastor of St. Bridgets Catholic Church,
Cleveland, and editor of "The Catholic Uni
verse," filed a voluntary petition in bankruptcy
in the United States Court here to-day. In the
petition his total liabilities are stated to be
$1,594,141 64, with assets aggregating $7.".
307©8, of which $71,300 Is real estate. The se
cured claims amount to .<(m!.ri2."» 7.:. unsecured
claims $371,20791 and commercial paper
Father McMahon was a director of the Fidel
ity Funding Company of New York, rounded by
P. J. Keiran. and which now is in the hands of
receivers. Thus it came about that his name
was signed to ninny of the papers issued by the
company and for which lie Is now held liable by
The petition enumerates many notes signed by
Father McMahon. They arc held mostly by
New York, Pittsburg and Cleveland hanks.
Among the larger secured claims cited are the
following: The Carnegie Trust Company. New
York. $281,255 7'! the Guarantee Title and Trust
company. Pittsburg. $185,000; the Society for
Savings, Cleveland. $235,000. and the Third Na
tional Bank of Buffalo, $P».'JOO. Included In the
secured claims as filed by the petitioner are lia
bilities held by almost every banking Institu
tion of prominence in the city of Cleveland and
pimiiar institutions in Boston, New York. Pitts
burg. Syracuse and Buffalo.
The petition enumerates a score or more oi
notes signed by Father McMahon. which are
the basis of claims. The dates on many of these
are not given, but the petitioner admits his
responsibility both as maker and indorser and
Includes them in his inventory of legal lia
The niir.p <-.f ti-,e petition (ate to-day by .T w
Sutpben, an attorney, whs not entirelj a sur
prise, either in financial circles h^v oi t i the
parishioners of St. Bridget's, who had known
for some time that the financial afTalrs of
Father McMahon were in h rud!- entangled
state ot< ir.ic t.. his connection with the X
Father McMahon first came Into close contact
with Keiran Li'" in 15>0ri. The latter was then
the moving spirit In the Reliance Life Insurance
Company and th* Fidelity Funding Company,
both of which were operated froni Buffalo. Th»
priest borrowed a small amount of money In
19f>;> fr<^'. Kelran. who Is said to have offered
him a lower rate of Interest than thai charged
by other companies engaK*!d in ■ similar line
FRIENDSHIP WITH KEIRAN,
Th» friendship between the priest and the
promoter grew to such an extent that the former
signed or indorse^ the notes which are now held
against him, and at the time of the failure of
the Fidelity Funding Company was one of th'
board of directors V/tsrn, the K#ir*r crash
cane, in December lfl»t. Father aTcllalKM ■ rleal
lngs were supposed to extend only to the reor
ganization of the Boclid Avenue Trust Com
pany, of Cleveland, in which he signed notes for
135,000 His assets were then said not to ex
ceed ■ 1,000
it was announced to-night by a pr'e.«t closely
identified with th« affairs of the Cleveland dio
cese that the liability set forth In the petition
In voluntary bankruptcy made by Father Me
Mahon Is persona] and that the Catholic Church
property Is not Involved so thai the Church can
The title to all • "athorli pr •<.■■■■-.
was explained, in nil ■ Hie world Is vest*»«l
in the archbishop of the diocase In which it |5
situated, ami mortgages must !■•■ sanctioned bj
the prelate In chargi
it uas after Keirai had explained to ;
M.M ihon that it wrs his purpose to m
Pldelltj Funding Company the el •'
ageni of the Catholic Church in ■■ ■ .i'f-i ■
loans and mortgages thai the prieai Ktme In
Father McMahon was confined to Ms bed l»:
iiln.-ss to-hight. and was unab!< to ■
visitors. P. .T. Brady, counsel for the priest.
made h statement for the lattei He said
•Til- ]>otition sr aks for Itself. Father Mc-
Mahon realiaed thai bankruptcy was the onlj
course for him to pursue, ao he sought It H< la
an old man. broken In health. He was led on
l>y the smooth t;iir. of Keiran, In \\ i i he
trusted The priest would sign any paper that
Keiran requested him to hjki:. For a long time
Father McMahon told no one of. his entangle
meats. ll>^ friends warned him that they be-
Ueved the deals In which he "as Involved with
Keiran were no\ just riKht. bui he would ,m>l
Pittsburg, March 31. — Hoberi .1 Davidson,
president of the Guarantee Title and Trust Com
pany, <n this city, said to-daj :
"I understand Father McMahon, of Cleveland,
has filed s petition Is bankruptcy In which be
states h« owes the Guarantee Title and Trust
Company, of Pittsburg. $185,000 About aix oi
eight months :>k<> he did ow< us thai amount on
a not<- which was Indorsed by several others
Since that time the full amount of the note haa
been paid by another Indorser, and Father Me
Mahon does not owe v.v a p<-nn\ now.
NEW INDEPENDENT STEEL PLANT.
Pro acted West Virginia Mills To Be of the
E;*Bt Liverpool Ohio, March 31.— That i: is the.
plan of Wheeling and SteubenviUe capitalists to
erect at Hollldays Cove. W. Va., near here, one of
th* largest independent steel plants in this sec
tion of the country was made known to-day. I site
of a hundred acres within easy reach of the Ohio
Fiver, the Pennsylvania and the Wabasii rail
roads has been selected on the Sinclair Farm, and
It Is said an ei^ht mill plant will be erected, which
•will employ six hundred men. W. G. Brangham!
superintendent of the American Sheet and Tin Plate
Company's plant at Chester, W. Va., resigned to
day to take charge of the new plant when It is
WOMAN OF 64 MARRIES BOY OF 19
She Gives Up "Her Pension and Place as
Housekeeper— Mother Consents.
Columbia, Mo., March Sl.— Mrs. Snrah Moiuamat.
r widow, sixty-four years old. gave up a pension
of $15 a month and wages of $".'0 « month as house
keeper to-day to be married to Turner Acton, nine
teen years old, «l>u work at th* Lame lion*; with
her. ; »
The boy's mother r,'a-. her consent. Alrs.'Monlii
mat's former BHsbsjtd ■•. :■:- a. soldier in the Civil
VPitIL I, 1909. —FOURTEEN PAGES.
APPROVE ARSENAL SITE
ACADEMICIANS IX FAVOR
-VOTE. 51 TO 7.
Thank Legislators Who Introduced
Measures to Allow Exhibiting
Gallery in Central Park.
At a meeting of the National Academy n f
Design, hold in its rooms, at 109 th street and
Amsterdam avenue, last night a resolution fa
voring the plan to put its gallery in Central
Park, on the sitq of the Arsenal, was approved
by a vote of 51 to 7. The seven who voted
against the plan were J. G. Brown. Charley 11.
Miller, R. M. Shurtleff, George H. Smiltte, James
SmiFlie, George H. Tewell and George W. May
nard. Among th» more prominent members who
voted in favor of the proposition were Herbert
Adams j. Carroll Beckwitb, J N. Alexander, E
H. Blashfield, Ka,, Bitter and Howard R. Butler.
Ry this action the members place themselves
on record as favoring the charter revision
Which would permit the Arsenal to be supplant
od by a building to be jointly ys*>d by the Park
Department and the Academy for the exhibition
of contemporary American renting and sculpt
ure. They also voted thanks to Senator Grady
and Assemblyman Francis, who introduced the
bills to bring about this <^nd in tbe state Legis
lature. ThH men who voted against the project
ar" included among the oldest members of th"
Academy, but th« nnal vote found many con
verts from thf ranks of those who have hereto
fore opposed the «jt.-> for the new building
The academicians were in session for several
hour«, and allowed every member to give an ex
pression of his views in regard to the project.
They are strongly optimistic about, the U-gisla
ti\e outcome. The. following resolution was
Whereas. There are now pending in the As
sembly and the Senate of the State of New York
two measures designed to permit the erection
and construction by this society of a building In
Central Park In place of the former State Ar
senal, v,l:i-h building is to be constructed wholly
at ihe expense of this society, and is to be oc
cupied in part by the Department of Parks of.
the city of New York and in part by this so-.
« iety. said bills bring designated In the Senate
by th? numbers 381 and 352: and.
Whereas. The pending measures have been In
troduced at the request of the council of this
society In furtherance of the desire to afford
the citizens of New York facilities for enjoy
ment and Instruction in contemporary art ex
hibited under public auspices..but without pub
lic expense; and.
Whereas, It has been the desire of this society
to locate these galleries Intended for the public
benefit in ,i situation where they might be con
veniently accessible for the people; now. there
fore, ■.-. "it
-■ lived. That the president and secretary b<*.
mid they hereby are, directed to communicate
to the Senate and Assembly the sense of this
me<-tttic. and our urgent petition that they will
enact Into law the amendment of cur charter
proposed by the. pending bills so that it may be\
possible to enter with the city of New York into
such agreements as that municipality may by
law be permitted to make looking to the es
tablishment of thul public facility.
Now that the full meeting of the academicians
has declared itself tor the bills before the Sen
ate rtkl Assembly, the members of the academy
will exert every effort to break down all oppo
sition to the selection of the Ars»nal a* 'i» new
site. When the bills come up for further hear
ings at Albany before the various Assembly and
Senatorial committees, they, will have delega
tions present to speak for the academy.
The academy plans to erect a building which
vi ill enst ICOO.OOO, and It is intended that the
new 'building, although It will have, a greater
area than the Arsenal, will not encroach further
than the westerly wall of the old building. It
will thus manage to keep without the, grounds
now occupied by the menagerie, which makes a
S'-mi-ilrcle outside this wall. Its extension will
be easterly, and will reduce the space at pres
ent between th- Arsenal front and the Fifth
avenue park wall. The academy purposes to
give the Park T>ep*irtme»t the lower floor, re
s'-r\ ing the upper floor, as only two floors are
projected, for its gallery purposes. The cost of
maintenance will ho borne by the members of
the academy in consideration of the grant of the
in. two bills, both of which were drawn up
, ion Counsel Pendleton, have been
Introduced in the Senate One la up for its third
rending before the higher bodj while the other
l r»n to th« Ass< iblj and haa
.:. ..| to tti- Committee on Affairs of
. ■ < '!!•■ public liearuie: lia^ already been
h« Id before this latter committee
CLERGYMAN STEPS OUT.
The Rev. C. W. Dane Resigns from
Methodist Ministry and Church.
( By T»Rraph tn The Tribune.)
Stamford. Conn?; March 31.— Tim Elev C. W. Dan*.
th<« minister, of Wood bury. Conn., who has been
Filed for divorce by his wife. ii a withdrawn from
the Methodist ministry- His parchments were
presented :.. ihe Rev. Di W. W. Bowdlsch, of New
Haven, with this note:
1 1. .: i I".. iher and Bn I desl ■
• -,\ from the ministry and membershi|
Methodic) Kplncopal fhurch. Inclosed you will iliui
m i arcnnients. Sincerelj .
CHARUES W. DANE.
Mr Dane roaj be allowed to withdraw fr-.m the
ministry, or -i eonunlttee may be appointed to in
vestlgate the case. Sfeantime Mr. Dane's where
abouts la noi known even to lit-" friend the Rev.
SV. X Smith, of S'>;jtii VVaterbury, who banded in
i Dane credential! to-day. Me gave ri" address.
and has not been heard from since Monday after-
The Dai •■ use was considered late, this afternoon
at a cabinet meeting between Bishop Goodsel] ami
the district presiding elders.
AVOID KISSING— AND PYORRH(EA.
Dentists Also Hold That Disease of Gums
Goes with Artificially Colored Hair.
Birmingham, Ala., March St.— Kissing ami pyor
rhoea were discussed at the annual convention of
the National Dentists' Association to-day. Pyor
rhu?a i> > disease ol ■ .. Ims, and >< held to be
communicated by kissing.
The assertion was made in the discussion that
neatly every woman whoajd hair is artificially
colored is a victim of pyorrhuea.
WOMAN KILLS RUSSIAN PRINCE.
Concert Hall Singer Murders Kasatkin
Rostoftsetf and Attempts Suicide.
Warsaw" March 31. — Prince Kasatkin-Rostoftseff,
„ member of one of the 'jest known families in
Kussia. V.us killed here to-day by a concert hall
singer named Rosa Bauer. After the murder of
the prince the worn n made. a:i unsuccessful at
ti nipt *° commit suicide. The prince's son Is one
f the imperial pa'sesi at St. Petersburg.
DEWEY'S CLARETS AND OLD BURGUNDY.
Taken With t*>e meal enriches the blood.
M T. l>ewe> A. Sons Co., IS* Fulton SL, New York.
MILITARY PRISOX BURNS.
Lcavenzcorth Convicts Xou- Confined
in a Stockade.
Leavenworih, Kan.. March 31.— The military
prison at Fort Leaven worth was destroyed by
fire late to-night. The prisoners were removed
from the celibouses under a heavy guard of
United State troops and confined in a stockade.
A strung cordon of troops was thrown about
the prison and soldiers with levelled weapons*
greeted the convicts as they marched out. They
had been warned that the slightest belligerent
move would mean death. '
Two soldiers were injured while fighting the
fire. The loss is about 5200,000.
At daybreak the convicts, numbering 750, wi'.l
be taken to the government prison, half a mile
away. It took the whole 13th Infantry, under
Colonel Loughborough, to remove the prisoners
safely and guard them in the stockade.
HITS BOY AND SPEEDS OX.
Automobile Occupants Escape After
Possibhf Fatal Accident.
While roller skating about the streets near nis
homo. Eagene Ko--h. of No. 520 DeKalb a
Brooklyn, was knocked down and run over m
front of No. !»4!» Bedford avenue, by a red tour
ing car shortly after 8 o'clock last night His
skull was fractured and he was removed to the
Cumberland' Street Hospital in a critical condi
tion. The drlvei of the machine, which con
tained two men and two women, pot on all
speed and disappeared. Charles Koch, a
brother ->f the Injured lad. who was skating v. ith
him. seized th«» rear end of th«> machine and was
whirled along for several bl .ks. but was forced
to let go bis hold wh<»n the machine, struck some
«ar tracks, He was ';naW<* to take the number
of the machine.
Persons in th« street! who witnessed the acci
dent, said later that the occupants of the ma
chine shouted to th«» driver to speed up and
escape. The spectators said the machine dis
appeared In the direction of the Williamsburg
Bridge, and that it was followed ciosely by a
second machine, the occupants of which were
apparently friend? of those in the first car. The
two boys live with their wldowe'd mother.
A general alarm for the automobile was sent
out and a- description of it was sent to every
AFRK AX UOXS RAMPAXT
An Elephant Excited — Plans to
Breed 'Possums for Mr. Taft.
Mombasa, British East Africa. Mar. 31.—
Preparations for the reception of Mr. Roosevelt
here ar* nearly complete. Sir James Ifayc-*
Sadler, having been transferred to th* Wind
ward Islands, Frederic* John Jackson. Lieuten
ant Governor, the author of the bo<-»k on big
game In the Badminton Library series will
greet the ex-President.
Since the beginning of the rains lions have
been terrifying the natives within four miles of
Kilindini. An elephant which evidently had
rayed from a herd made its way yesterday
into the bazaar at Masinsi and played havor.
The natives at IHaningi have been assured that
they need have no further fear, a- Mr. TCoos"-
►■It Is on his way to the protectorate to hunt.
They are awaiting Mr. Roosevelt's arrival con
An American settlor in fh«- prote*rtorats .=
talking serioualy of irnjM.rting 'poseeass f'»r
breeding purposes Ho says he hopes to tempt
President Taft t<> ooirt»» out to the country.
Packages addressed to Mr. Roosevelt ar<> ar
rlvfng on every st<>am o r from London. They
,-nnif principally from British Brms :n tnc ex
R. .1 Cuninghame. tli*- well known hunter and
fivid naturalist, who i.« to manat:-- the Roose
v> it expedition. Is completing his preparations
with much secrecy. Th-^ government is con
structing a new road to facilitate the landing
of the Roosevelt part] -< r Kilindlnl, the iandtng
place for Mombasa.
"TOO BAD TO KILL ELEPHANTS"— MILES.
Rtchburg. Mas*.. March jt— General Nelson A.
Miles, who Is visiting a relative here, was asked
to-day to give his opinion about hunting in Africa.
General Miles ntM:
•I never could quite nee why a mm wants to
s'-.rx.t elephants, zebras, antelopes and other ant
mals wilfully. Klephants are so useful to us. you
know, for they are put to work at "■' many v thlncs.
Why. nhootmg at an elephant is just like pourlns
shot into th» side of a farm barn. 11 is really too
bad to kill them "
CHAUFFEUR TOO CAREFUL
R. W. Hehberd's Driver Arrested —
Swerved to Save Wowum.
Winiam G. Hunter, c'lauffeur f^>r Robeii W.
Hebberd. Commissioner of Charities, was ar
rested for violating the traffic regulations at
<; o'clock last night and after being tak^n fo
the \\>^t 30th streei police station was paroled
in the custody of bis employer. He will b« ar
raigned this morning. Mr. Hebberd was in the
machine at the lime ol the arrest, but did not
disclose his Identity unt ; l he reached the station
Mr. Hebberd explained the arrest of Hunter
later In the evening by stating that the chauf
feur had swerved aside while driving down
Fifth avenue between 30th and 31st streets to
avoid running down a woman who had stepped
directly in front of the machine. Hardly had
the automobile crossed the roadway, he said, be
fore Patrolman Lobbell. of Traffic Squad C,
ranged alongside and told Hunter he was under
arrest for driving on the wrong side of the
DIMBWAITER SET AFIRE.
luccndiarifs Fourth Attempt. It Is
Saul, to Destroy Flathouse.
What the fire marshal's office and the police
• ■ to have been a fourth attempt within a
month to u>stio> by lire Fernleigh Hall, the six
story brick apartment house nj^laiHHna from Xo.
;>1 to 53 Kast 129 th street, was discovered by the
janitor. Charles Schauffel. early last evening In
tlm>- to prevent a possible heavy loss tn both
property and lives.
While at work In the basement at ♦ p. m.
Schauffel was startled by a loud crash and a
shower of sparks from the foot of tho dumb
waiter shaft. He ran there and found what re
mained of the dumbwaiter — mass of broken
wood— blazing smartly. Schauffel' snatched up
a nearby hand extinguisher and quenched the
flames, which. it was found, had blackened the
whitewashed ails of the shaft the entire dis
lanee from the basement to midway between the
fifth and sixth floors. The janitor. investigat
ing, discovered that aseM one had stuffed a
quantity of crumpled papers. into the dumb
»alter and ignited the .tuX
PRICE THREE CENTS.
MR. HARRDIATS VIEWS
ECONOMY IX GOFERS'
MEXT XEEDED MOST.
For Tariff Revision and Conserva*
the Regulation of Railways —
Scouts Reports of Retirement.
I EJ Telegraph to Th» Trlbun*. 7
Chicago. March 31.— Edward H. Harrlman.
"feeling fine." parsed, rapidly through Chicago
this afternoon, bound far New York, to plun:r«»
once more Into the whirl of business affairs. In
stead of seeking to lay a.<ide responsibilities. h»
says he is prepared to take upon himself greater
While here he discussed many live topics, **-
pressing characteristic ideas. He declared his
approval of the policy of economical expendi
tures announced by the new administration, re
commended that the people, of the country turn
their attention to the regulation of the govern
ment, and insisted that, the wasteful expen
ditures of the people's money should cease.
"The wastefulness of government expendi
tures," and he included national, state anrl
municipal in his denunciation, was the them*
closest to his heart.
"I should 15!<*» to see an agitation start simul
taneously in every part of the country against
th" unbusinesslike handling of the people's
money," he said. "It is time for the p^opl» tf»
turn their attention toward the regulation of th«
government:, let them insist that pub odcials
shall wisely expend the Incomes which they no-*
have instead of this constant seeking for larger
If the wasteful extravagance of sovemmental
methods should be applied to any other business
!t would speedily bankrupt it. The administra
tion should be so regulated by the people that
it will learn to conserve its revenue by cutting
down expenses and by taking sufficiently serf-:
ova precautions to prevent the terrible and ut
terly useless and uneconomic deficit? which ar^
occurring with altogether too much frequency.
The financial methods of the government should
be the greatest concern of the people to-day, and
it i« time they began regulating tht gover
"I am a protectionist in theory and in practice
where protection is needed. But the tariff ought
to be revised, for as the law now stands it '*
out of date. There are many things which are
enjoying th» blessings of protection which
should not p.- enjoying them, and there may be
r.irny things which should be under protection
that are not; but the theory of protection is all
"The point I wish to make is that every ■•*.
adminstration eagerly and immediately begins
to devise new ways el filching money from th«
people without knowing the first rudiments of
economics as applied to the expenditure of
• How woali yo': effect a redu-.-t of expenses
of t?.^ gov-rnr'.fnt?'
"B^ applying tre tost a ton a m ; l» ml*. ««»
to sp - ak. by wr-'-Mi the railroads «nVct their
e< -!.miC5. I mean \->y that that '':■■ railroad
niai.^cmrnts krow «<-hat it tosti t!>etn to trans
port a ton of freight one m;» - «nri ar» gov
r ■» accordingly. F^irtbem.v-r?'. tlvj are con- <
«f.. ith. striving ir> .-*!:.» ths»l »nit «« cost. If
this princtple w«fi ! i >«■ tppKed i '-<■'» finan
cial problems f ■■' •. > C".~rnment thcr-i wonld h*
a nun - . rnaage ■within a few y-ars."'
"Do you thin * the present administration will
be inclined to make a change ir; thi? direction.""
"I do not; but this administration and all ad
ministrations to come should be forced by th«
people to make economy th«»ir first aim or suffer
Asked j-:st what hr> meant bj- his remarks In
Denver the first of the week, in which he said
be would like tn consolidate all the roads under
one head if the government would Bermit. h9
"All my talks on that subject have be?n tt.Xs
cm*srroed I sal in Denver.- as I have often
said before, that the stronger yoari? ought t«»
be allowed to help the weaker Tin»r> by taking
them over and effecting the improveroents and
operating economies that can only be accom
plished by bringing them and one manage
meal At present railway men are prohibited
by law from making such consolidations where
the roads are parallel and competing.
"The rman law prohibits combination, an?,
literally enforced, would ever, prevent many
conferences necessary for souring united ac
tion. I believe the law ought to be amended
to perm!* advantageous consolidations, even ' i
the case ft parallel or eoinprtins lines — o*
course, with tho proper safeguard* of super
vision by the Interstate cbmnKrce Commission
or other properly qualified body. I befteve fn
"Would that apply to regulation o* th» issu
ance of railway securities?"
"No, it would not. The issuance of securiti"*
does not concern the public provided theyar*»
rightly used and take nothing out of th»» people
that they ought not to take. If securities ars
properly used. to improve a property, and if th**
roads ire run for the benefit of the people an.f
give go. d service, it is nobody's business how
they are issued or what price they are sold at.
The price and the par value do not make tt
■rack dUßereni si
AS TO SECURITIES
■•In discussing securities do not lose sisht of
the fact that the obligations of a company tr»
measured not alone by the par value or selling
price of Its bond?, but by the par value plu*
the interest, no matter what they are sold for.
For Instance, if the company agrees to pay •
per cent interest on its obligation it can get
more money for use than If they were sold for*
less on a 4 per cent interest basis."
"They said the Alton . was crossly overcapi
talized. And yet the Alton is to-day the best
railroad physically in the State or Illinois. It
has been made 2SS per cent better for two-thtrds
of its original cost, and I might add that it :»
not bankrupt even now. It is still solvent, ail
the state attorney generals and* all of the in
ebriated state Senators to the contrary notwlth
On tariff reform Mr. Harriman said:
•If the government had revised the tariff r>r
given the country a good currency law. or both,
we would not have had ike I aaiWa decision, and
we would not have had all this wasteful prose
cution of colorations, nor all of this hostile
legislation against railroad?, and the country
would to-day ha goins along swimmingly.
"I have been quoted." he continued, "as speak
ing harshly against the government and our
former President for having prosecuted me and
the interests which I represent. I have never
spoken bitterly regarding him, and I have no
critlcisn^to make. The prosecutions were all
right, for there is nothing about the railroads
which I represent that I desire t.> conceal.
Every move we have made has been known to
the government, and we have tried to obey tha