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SPEEDERS GROW WARY
AUTO ARRESTS FALL OFF.
Highzcays Protective Society on the
Lookout for Offenders.
Fallowing ihr. organization of the National High
way? Protective Society, th- purpose o£. Which Is to
put an <■"-! ••> "j..y rides™ r. ekWs mobile
driving generally, isien of ;.n professions and 1n
every line of trade have announced their intention
of taking part In the crusade. Hundreds of letters
nr.l contributions were received yesterday by the
r.e-v society, of v.liicli Henry c>-as is president,
from persons all ovfr the city, who realize that
conic s tTs must be taken to lessen tiie dangers to
pedestrians. *i'l:»- great number of accidents, re-
Fultinc in so n»py deaths, lsns stirred up indigna
tion in nl! Quarters.
At Police Headquarters it was announced that In
t',.-- twenty-four hours from niidnight on Saturday
to midr-ight last night the police in Manhattan and
The T-rrr.x liad made slxty-flve arrests for auto
mobile tjMeuin*. Sixteen of the chauffeurs arrested
were running taxical-s.
•" - ■ thos«
■• • |
Ifeurs -a -; ■ ■-• for
_ - ■ -- brunt
Although it was an attractive day for . itomo-
Wlists. it was ton early yesterday for Tho agents
of the new society to do much irk. It will take
fomc time, according to one of the officers of the
Foc'rty. to get the force on a working basis. If
any of the wealthy volunteer crusaders who went
out ywterday t>> take the numbers on the machines
of "speeders" accomplished anything, it will not be
known until this morning, when they turn their re
jv>rts into the office of the society, at No. ■"• East
S3d street. The office •as closed yesterday, but it is
probable that it will be open all of the time when
the work is st.-ined :n earnest.
Charles S Whitman, who has been retained as
Counsel for th*> nw society, mid yesterday: "Th**
work of the society Is progressing famously, and
letters of support are coming in in lare number*.
TV." forming of the society :s> a ucere effort to Mop
the reckk ssness that is so prevalent at the present
time. "•'•-■ co-operation of the l>istrict
AtTorrey's cSice and the Police Commissioner. The
plans that vie have formed are feasible, and si! of
the gentlemen back of the society aro enthusiastic
1b F-rP 01 " 1 °f '-"^ crusade."
F<"!iowinir th*» acton of ot!:<>rs intere«ted. Coroner
Julius Harburper said yesterday that he had pre
pared a bill which he would ask As*mblyman
Hare-Id Speilhers. of the l<"'th District, to jntr(Hluce.
reducing the maximr.m permissible speed for nuto-
Trobiles in the city of v. -a York, and making own
ers and chauffeurs actually responsible for ac
"Tr: "rder to expedite the passage of this bill."
said the Coroner. "I will appear before T>.e legis
lature. FYom my experience with those brought be
fore me I have noted th2t seven out of every ten
chauffeurs are arrant, despicable cowards. Chauf
feurs who run away after causing ner:dents_ ar?
worse than murderer? and midnight wassltis. I
have tried to put them under the highest possible
That the Ftand taken by the press and than
ejra:r:st "Epe^cers" Is having its effect was observed
yesterday, when there were bo few arrests of auto
mob!!iM.=. Not in months has there been so few
crres** for speeding as there were yesterday. In
the Harlem district, ... there are always ten
or --..--- "n Sundays, hut seven had hern
made up to a late hour last night. The fact that
to few arrests ere made was not due to the in
..... police, for every automobilist was
C;o«ely watched. It was du< to the drivers them
selves. Before th* policemen, especially ;hos» at
tached to th^ bicycle nd mounted squads, were
sent out on th«ir posts yesterday morning in the
liarlem strict they wet instructed by Inspector
Thompson to pay FpecJal attention to the ' "speed
ers." This order was read In all of the West Side
sianonp, which precincts take in the greater part
of the territory sh»r<> th" drivers of automobiles
ere inclined to l*t their machines out.
Tfce order was pr<->d-jctive. for early in the after
roon tho police arrested William D Tracey, a
der.tist. of No. -,■, ■ West lSlf-t street, in Broadway be
tween 147 th ar.d 15-d streets, and charged him with
frying at the rate .... miles an hour.
Th'-n came Felix A. Knhn. a broker, of No. 647
Fifth avenue. whr> was arrested in Broadway, be
tween 17ftth and 17: jo recta charged wit going at
the rate of twenty-four miles an hour. Michael
Bierr.e, a chauffeur for IZ. T. Holmes, a builder, of
No. 43 West f7th street, was arrested at Rivera
Drive and :Cd street, charge with going at the
rare- of twenty-two and a half miles an hour. Pat
rick O'Connor, a builder, of No. 4S Central avenue.,
Flushing; Long Island, was charged* with operating
n:s marh:r.c at Broadway and 177 th street at the
rat? of twenty-two miles an hour. Harry J. Berry.
proprietor of the Hotel Gregorian, in West aSth
street, -was nrrrrtr-d on the Viaduct, at 127 th street.
AnoUftr arr.-st ir.a-le <n the upper West Side was
that of Daniel H. Butts, of No. y!J Manhattan
avenue, who was tak^n Into custody at Broadway
and lV.th strt-tt.
William McCarthy, of No. 142 Kcst 327 th street,
was accused of going twenty-two miles an i.nur.
srd was h'-Id for trial by Masi'strato Walsh. In the
car with him wbwi he was arrested was Dorando
rietri. the Marat rur.r.or. JlcCarthy explained
that !ie was speeding because Dorando was in a
hurry *<> got a message.
With the Exception <>f Hrlmop. the of ta»
ir.ac-hin'-s nre at tKe whe»-l when the»all»K--d viola
tions •-•x-k place. In f-arfi case the prisoners gave
<>f $;■•' for their ajipearance in court.
In East New V<>rk the police were active, and
made three automor»Ue airests during the day.
Frederick Ittn'-r. of N«.. 1533 ESifi New- York Lvenue.
was locked up In the Miller avenue station for run
nin: lii^ roachtce <-v ihe wrong slue c-f the street.
w'-iie to j.o'.ii*-- of the same station arrested Arthur
Phillips, ot No. 413 Park I'lace. Brooklyn, the
same offence, and Alfred P. Whitney, of Morris
town. N. J.. for speeding.
AUTO SMASH HURTS 3.
Machine Caught and 'recked Be
tween Tvco Surface Cars.
«-- r . r o r , CAC A Vc-:t. of N". X*> Pennsylvania avenue,
Brooklyn, manager of the Brooklyn store of Srj'-i'h,
Gray & Co.. started out In liis automobile with
his wife and young t--m yesterday afternoon to call
en friend? in Bedford avenue. All three returned
In an ambulance after a narrow escape from death
■when tr-e machine was bumped simultaneously by
two eiectric tars going In opposite directions.
Mr. Veil was running the car throii^ii Wilson
e;reft toward I-ee avenue at a fair rate of speed
■nd* failed t.» hoar the approach <r :i car bound
xtst in L*e avenue. Before he could clear the
tracks the car smashed Into the side of the automo
bile. Almosi instantly a <ar bound east struck the
other jidc. The touring car wns demolished and
its occupant; were burled under the wreckage An
sn-,bular.ce vas summoned from the Williamsburg
M^s;:iU,! ar.-l It was found that Mm. \'. It was
*un>ri:!£ from a la'-erated scalp, contusions of the
head. fa<-«» cnt* J»ody and shock. Her son received
•r.C'ur.Js about the face and eyes and one of his
ankles * a!: sprair:^]. Mr. \'<"it. although tanked in
the «t<Hjit:g wheel, received only a sliprht Injury
to his foot._
A.; yrorc take.'i to the hospital, and alter their
rounds «-<* re treated were sent home. No nrrests
were mad*. ih« police of the Lee avenue station.
which i« only j."» yards from the srene <>f the col-
Dvon. alleging that Mr. Veit v.-as opernting his ma
chine carc!.ss!y. Trafflc was tied uy for an hour.
AUTOMOBILE VICTIMS RECOVERING
Only Two of Seven Ron Down Last Week
Still on Doubtful List.
Trar.k Decker, a rtviuffeuf. <>f No. .'».'4 V.'<*«t IZHn I
rirf+r. vho ran ..vrr Ralph I'«.::o<-k. «-!ov«;i yeir* '
eM. of No. 803 West 13^.1 str^t. on Saturday af- I
t«moon. «as beJd under $1,000 bail l.y MaKlstrate l
■"«Va!«h :.<•«; pr«'...y to await the result of t!:e jnj'irir.i
received i,y the bo-. Vounc; Pollocli received a
.-o^turt-.; jhw. lacerationi about tho head and in
f-...ut Ir.j'irirs. He- -i;^ takr-n to the Harlem Hos
1 i.i:. where it n-aa Eal.l last nl-ht that h« would
Sa'ir.x! M 3,.- ;y , r )lO j, ;,,,, |f] Har j en , ]j., sl , lta i jj
m the rfr,-.:;t of Kein s r:,, down by an automobile, i
V..- repcrtrd as f ... the- way t,, recovery.
V.aUf-r 1.-i.v. a Jefix^y <-!tv boy; who v.-.-.s injure!
In :rr,.,t of his honMr; -»:.« out of danct-r !2si ni?ht
i-":.a:o RouleU y^-ars old, has been discharged
irva* SL J^-u Ilo^lul. lie M. not so .^iously '
COKEY ISLAND VISITORS POUND TIIE RO^I-RT ATTRACTIONS READY FOR THEM.
hurt as was thought when he was run down. Ku
gene Koch who was thrown in Brooklyn by a
speeding automobile, was resting easily In the
Cumberland Street Hospital yesterday, but his re
coverj' Is doubtful, although he may live for several
days, lie is Buffering from a fractured skull. Ar
thur Sanborn. another of the seven victims of
speeding la>t week, is better, ar.d doctors ■• Brook
lyn Hospital say tlint he will get weii. At til" New
T.rk Hospital last night it was said that the
chances of E:ixanuel Rebeeik were abo I ■• en
Argelo Castagnazzo, eight > ears old. of No. 271
F3ast l. r ."th street, who was knocked down in Morris
avenue last night by an automobile, had his leg
broken and scalp lacerated. He was removed to
I>et)anon Hospital where. It was said his condi
tion was not serious.
KILLED OX GOl'U) HILL.
Auto Racing at Forty Mile-: an
Hour Hits Tire.
While racing down the hill near Miss Helen M.
Gould's home at Tarrytown at a speed estimated nt
more thai for! miles an hour, Charles Undow, a
chauffeur, said to have been employed in the
Knickerbocker Garage, at No. i r .i' Broadway, was
thrown from his seat and Instantly killed yesterday
afternoon, when the automobile struck a tree. J.
D. Marquis, of No. 369 West «Oth street. nl«'i nn
employe at the trarage. who sat hesMe LJndow, was
thrown out, and re •: ed a sever* scalp wound.
The automobile had Just been purchased by Dr.
A. D Mittendorfer of Tarrytown. and Marquis told
the Coroner he had accepted LJndow s Invitation to
ride with him to Peekski'l where a new bodj was
to be • ••••• l to the car. On the way. he s.-fid. they
stopped at several ro^dhouses. '■' re they had
From the storle* told by witnesses of the ride on
the road between Irvii!«jton and Tarrytown. the car
went through Irvington at a ?;'■ nf about forty
miles an hour. As they r. ached the rrest of the
hill the. machine seemed to leap forward with in
creased upeed. See r>t two aut< n. iblles In the road
a sharp turn to the left was made, *' all three
machines were going north. J-:M a« It got abreast
of the first car ah«~^ri the big automobile iwerved
suddenly, struck the low r-urt> a "rt landed with
great force against a small tre* besl<!e the road
The tree was snapped off. but the machine kept
bounding alonp. two wheels in the street and two
on the sidewalk until it crashed into a large tree
about fifty yards further on. L4i dow ffll on his
head on the stone fags - breakir.-g his nr-rk and
almost every bone ii his body. Marquis fell on tho
turf beside the walk and received, besides the acalp
wounds, possible Internal Injuries.
Dr. E P. .'-- : ■'•" : of tJiLs city, who wns In one of
'h<- two cars, treated Marquis, who wns taken to
the Tarrytowi Hospital and later to Police Head
quarters, whT" Coroner Scjuier conducted in in
quest. Marquis tcstlt that IJndow was opera
ing the mP-'-hln''. Otto Offenba h jr.. and W. 1..
IVyatt testli I t Mart)
Urn machine wei Id< ■*-.: ti •• I .'. Marquis, aft< :
in? held by the <-.irrT.fr In t&.OBO bail • • .
bom! ■ ■ taken back to the hospital
AUTO ABLAZE IN 54TH STREET.
!: J'.-n D. Rockefeller was In hla :;•'• street home
}»fit night he probably witnessed the spectacular
si^iT ■ ;-nlnK Of a kirKf- touring »'
. ■ Anderson T H ird. of N- : WTest
The bla« n ■ • ked befon
een caused, »\:u ugh Louis El
prum. of Zd street, Brooklyn, who w^.s operating
■ - - v. oul I '■■
W*" 1 . the amount set by 'h" police. A
le«k in the e.-i.-.)!fiie »ank Is thought to have been
responsible for the fire The machine ' I
if Mr. Rockefeller's home.
BOY KNOCKED DOWN BY MOTORCYCLE.
Harry Lauder seven yearn old. eon of Robert H.
I-aud»r. of No. 11 i heater avenue. Mount Vernon,
a real estate dealer In New York. while on hi* way
home from Sunday school yesterday afternoon was
run down •.. a, motorcycle at East Ist «treet and
oouth Fourth avenue. 11« was bruised and shaken
j up, but not seriously Injured Robert 'ioric.t, of
i No. 31 North Fourth avenue, who was rifling on
; the motorcycle, was arrested.
NOT EASY TO DRAW PRKvIARY BILL.
Republican County Committee Drafters Find
Much Work Ahead of Them.
It la not bo easy as might be imagined to draw
up a comprehensive direct primary nominations
bill, accordlns to a discovery made by the. special
committee of the Republican County Committee,
which decided a week ago to prepare a substitute
for t!:" Hlnman-Green, or Governor's, bill. A rough
draft was presented to the committee at a meeting
held in the Republican Club yesterday afternoon,
but there is yet much work to be done on It.
Another thing the committee discovered was that
It will not do t'. attempt to put In a substitute Ton
the Governor's bill, the only hope for success being
lo present tiie. committee's ideas In the form <jf
amendments! However, under whatever name, the
committee purposes t.. amend the bill so as to give
It the character of the Colby law In New Jersey,
with the provisions as given In The Tribune a
we»k as ■>•
DEFENDS MUNICIPAL RESEARCH
Dr. F. A. Cleveland Replies to Criticism of
Report on Water Bureau Inquiry.
«\.mni:s«iion»-r O'Brien of the Department of
Watwr Supply. Gas and Electricity, in a. lf!t<r to th<)
Mayor. Mlt^s .xco-ption ••• some '■'■ the statements
contained In be report of the Buieau of Municipal
Krecafch on th" Investigation of tha Water R'g
.... bureau, of hi* ii. parti]
■This report Is likely to confuse t!i<~ reader,"
writos Commissioner •.!!■■• "as 1 ': '■'•■ - not dla
•lr.KiJi 11 !! clearly between the conditions which for
merly existed arid conditions that prevail to-day.
Some of the statement* of ta<y arc wholly untrue:
jr.d the deduotlons drawn from these errors an
I-ast nigiit !»r. Frederick A. Cleveland issued a
Btateriteht for th^ Bureau of Municipal Research in
reply, saying that the report of the bureau was not
inf?:idr-<l to be a criticism Of the present adminis
tration, and thm it ''emphasized the fact that the
commissioner has undertakrn to correct certain at
counting delects, which were mentioned." '
IfEW-YORK DAILY TRTBUNE, MONDAY. APRIL 5, 1900.
BILLETS SCATTER CROUD
With Revolver Emptied, Bath Bench
Policeman Takes to Hi* Heels.
Frank Schlegel, a patrolman of the Bath Beach
ised much excitement nmont; several
: .. >^ residents <>f Bath Beach, who wi ••
their way t<. church yesterday mdrnfns;, when
• - ddenl; i..jra:i shooting his revolver in all
directions. Schlegel nr.--d six shots, and five -if
lid later t i:.it they Just es
Sohleßel had nrdered half a dozen youngaters
from a corner "n Baj 16th street, ami although
they hurriedly dispersed the policeman seemed
dissatisfied with th. movements of Jam >s Ayres,
of No i'.ui Hay loth street The policeman ran
toward th< boy, who took to his heels, whereat,
ling to fi number of bystanders, Schlegel
whipped the revolver from his pocket and began
lirlnc. The boy escaped ov*r a nun
Minn was obliged t-i follow
tmph to elude the angTy i rowd
geant Prederick Cavanagh and ten m n. of
the Hath H.--a. h station. Inter found S< hlegei
hiding In a delivers stable He wa-- taken to th<
house, bul was not placed under arrest
Captain Devanney, of the rame st^t ( .>n. f= -i I d that
he would prefer ■ •.■ir?"s against Schlegel and
. r . t • • th'm to Commissioner Bingham tn-day.
- ' cci is married, and \w-'-r- at T4th street ;.nd
N*« Utrechl avenue He ha? been oi the force
YALE ATHLETES AT WHITE HOUSE
Track Team on Way to Virginia Welcomed by
Washington, April 4.— Tale' a track team Invaded
the v.-(. House U> daj and the m«n were warmly
welromed by President Tafi The athletes ram«
to Washington early In the da on their way to
Charlottesvflle, a'r. where they begin traininc
The President r-'-etvd then in his private office.
fje mad.- i;o speech, and the reception was of a*
ROCKEFELLER WANTS HARD LINKS
Inrr?aping Skill at Golf Makes Him Add Ten
Bunkers to Coursp.
r< MX* ■ ' B Trlbun*
Cleveland. A;.r. ; i John D. Rockefeller Is grow
.-\ for Ili golf
Despite - - . ■
than h tyro wi"i the sticks Last summer he
• i ■ - easy.' A • ordingly,
he has had ten hunker* added to 1 irse, and
m ■• '- ■■■ ■
Mi Rockefeller I I with W. I" Rudd. Dr.
B. B. 1 Lev! T Scbofleld, all
• ■ ■ ■ - at th« game Th« ■ trl
. : ■ . ... . • it it was ■ liffl ' •no >k'.\
HEARS SERMON FIRST TIME IN YEARS
Apparatus in Pew Startles Aged Pittsburg
Woman -Almost h Panic.
'■■ . ■ ' -
Pittsburß, April I There was almost a panic
in the First United Presbyterian Church, this
city, this in. irninc. when Mrs Mar' Humphreys,
<»ne of the 'dd and tried members of the congre
gation, discovered the new apparatus which the
. ) an h has put In for the use of deaf parishion
Th< R*>v George W Robinson had Insisted
that these machines be put In, f\t<-n<iinK from
the pulpit t.. th<- pewa of some .>f his ulder
members, and some of the aureri persons had
not ;.<•• n Informed of the surpris.- that waa In
6 tore for them. When Mrs. Humphreys heard
tho sermon, for the firat time in «tixt'-e n years,
she .began a small demonstration
DR. ELIOT GOES TO BOSTON.
Will Prepare Detailed Report of Southern
Trip from Educational Point of View.
Dr. i 'harlf-51 \V. Eliot, retiring president of Har
vard University, left hen yesterday for Boston.
I.- said he had had a most interesting and enjoy
able Southern trip, and that he Intended t<» de
rote some time on his return to Cambridge to
the preparation of a detailed report of the trip
from an educational point of view. i> hnd bron
deeply Impressed, he said. by th< wonderful d
\elopment and Increased activities In all the In
stitutions of learning lie had visited
He was more than ever convinced, he said, that
the great moral uplift In business and public af
fairs must come from the educated" men. Educa
tion did not stop when a man Inaued from some
university; II was his duty thereafter to work
Intelligently for the cause of righteousness In
business ar.d in affairs of government.
••There is an Intense Interest all over (ho coun
try at the present time in these two great prob
lems," said Dr. EH lot; "first. '.1; making righteous
our industrial activities; and, second, in making
righteous our municipal governments I nlveisity
me:i will have a very great influence in these
'natters during th« next ten years."
President Knot Bpoke enthusiastically of the re
cently established graduate school of business ad
ministration at Harvard, and said he believed
much good would result from its operation.
CROKER ON RECEPTION COMMITTEE.
Richard. Croker is to be chairman of th« reception
commlttM at the dinner <»f the National Democratic
Club ''i hon-ir of Tfaoma^ Jefferson's birthday, on
Tuesday. April 13. The following list of toasts for
,it speakers, who were announced in TV 1 Tribune
last week, baa been prepared: "The Rights of the
States," Governor Harmon of Ohio; "Remove Not
the Ancient Landmarks," Governor Thomas R.
MarPhall of Indiana; "The Issues of the Day."
Representative Champ Clark: '"Thomas Jefferson,"
Senator Thomas F. Crady.
j.'hn i-'nx. president of th* 1 club. will preside as
loastmastcr. The dinner will he he!<i nt the M.^i 1
Ajnt.ng those around the board will be
Charles F. Murphy, Senator Mr«'arr"n. Controller
Metz and Chairman Mack of the Democratic Na
ARMY AT CONEY ISLAND
Fifty Thousand Persons Vint the
Resort Police Active.
1 ■'■' Island • terdaj an aspect of the
"good old summer time." and. with the exception
of Dreamland and Luna Tark. the resorts there
wen n fil bloom. It was estimate 1 thai
ftftj thousand pei sons 1 lage of the fine
g daj to go to the Island. To S
< h was throw ■ n 1 the public tor
th* r:rst tin . ■ ■ Fully fifty thou
sand persons came. Luna Park eamland
will not be "■'
From the activity of the p> - • "'it the
of the 1 ■ - sious _to
nink« ir.* place a clean resort. All ■
tectives wer< kept the jun Ling for excise
and other violators. Three men were arrested
■ ■liars- ■ induct A 1 the station
• utered as John Tannery, a brake
f Surf avenue and Wes J1 street,
Kdward Walker and Martin '■: sa
■ i v. fully five red • . ■
Walk and the Bowery, Tai nery was I .
. ■ ' n "magli wand"
in hl?< hanil. For ti e small sum Of Gents. ■ ents. aF
Walker t>.>rke.i it. Ta plain
• ■ ■ "wand" and his or her fortune would
ronie out Aftei watriiinß- the game for several
tes th* detectives decide.; to arrest Ta
us well :u< his .->lleg;e.) manager and booster They
■ s arraigned I < ouri t 1
Shortlj afterward the del saw IVllmot Rob
elght "ar' ••'■!. of Mo I.^ West 113 th
- . rifle at Thomaa Devers sts t - • -; ;
' T • d«< led the boy had no I isiness there an.!
a-r. »re I
It was announced yesterday that ''Jack" Bonnvita
would return to Rostock's this summer. Five years
nso, while performing with one of Bostock's lions,
t'n* animal attacked him and sr> badly Injured his
arm that it had to re amputated Two years ago a
tdmliar fate almost oven - his (her arm. Since
thnt Mm* r.» has been livirg In New Jersey. It * la
said yesterday that the !!on tamer was once again
h!ii!S»!f and would resume his old occupation with
th* same vigor for which he was not»d formerly.
nn; ixdiax exhibit.
Museum Trustees Hunting Relies
for Hudson-Fulton Celebration.
Aa a contribution to th^ Hudson-Fulton celebra
tion tlw trustees of the American Museum of Nat
ural History or" preparing, under th«» direction of
Dr. Hermon C. Bumpus, th« director, an ethno
logical and archaeological exhibit «( the Indians of
New Vorh State, comprising about five thousand
objectw. It Is said that the exhibit will te the most
comj lete <>f its kind In tho country.
W. C. Orchard, of th- department of ethnology,
■ U <■ have the ethnology of New York State Ind
lans well covered. We have a large collection of
masks used by the Indians In the ceremonials of
the False Face Society, tho Straw Face Society
and other odd organizations, about which little has
heretofore been known.
■Then. too. wa have a lnrire collection of silver
work, an art which the Indians learned from the
white peeojilf. many Interesting drawings by Ind
ians, and hundreds of reliefs from all parts <•( the
state, many of them from Manhattan Island.
Among them Is an Iroquois pottery vessel, found .it
214 th street, near Tenth avenue, with many
"From Staten Island we have obtained from one
locality many human bones. perforated with arrow
points of stone and bone, showing that ■ great
battle was fought there We have a. collection of
busts Illustrating the I 'rent types of Indians.
and models of houses built by the Bhinni
Mr. Orchard said that a curiously interesting
feature was 1 collection from a n>«-k shelter known
as Finch's Rock House, two miles east of Armonk.
In Westchester County. This shelter was formed
by the slipping of ■ hug'"- mass of rock from the
cliff. leaving a spa. back of the rock, which waa
•15. -.i by the Indians as a habitation. Two layers of
Indian r«fuw were found In tWs cavellke shelter,
separated }•-. a layer of yellow sand, Indicating two
distinct periods of occupancy.
VANADIUM AS CONSUMPTION CURE
Experiments with Medical Properties of Metal
To Be Continued in Pittsburg.
irtv TVi<->.-r.inh in The Tribunal
Pittsburg, April 4.— J. J. Planner}', head of the
American Vanadium Company. Is now on his way
back from Paris after a conference with Professor
Holds, the. scientist, who recentlj covet d that
vanadium had medicinal properties of great value,
and It i- -aid that continued .experiments will be
mode hi n V inartliim, son ill ig to advices from
Paris, h..i astounding effects on consumption and
cancer when reduced <■■ a form in which II can be
administered internally. An effort is being mado to
have Congress make an appropriation for a test.
OLD MAN MAY HAVE BEEN BURNED UP
No Trsce of Him After House Is Reduced to
The two-story framf building, the home of Pat
rick McXulty! in Watson Lane. ZOO feet south of
Tremont i\enue, The Bronx, was destroyed by
fire yesterday. McNulty'ii daughter escaped; but
there Is a difference of belief as to the fate of the
head of the family, who Is eighty-five years old.
Some think he perished in the flames
The lire started about -' o'clock In the afternoon
In the attic of the house and burned for hours de
spite the efforts of the volunteer Van Ness Hose
Company .'. and tlii- firemen of the combination
engine r.nd truck company in Tremont avenue. Th,
only water the Bremen ere abl3 to gel was from
a well on the adjoining Watson estate.
Miss McNuHy. the police say. asserted that her
father was .11 the attic about fifteen minutes before
the tire was discovered She believed that her
father wan caught In the burning structure and
perished. Several residents near bj were positive
thty s*w MaNultj running along Westchester ave
nue, shortly after the alarm :..> given l"p 1.1 a
late hour last night no Uace of tiie «*£c-d man had
BIG WEEK AT ALBANY
LAST PRIMARY HEARING.
Committees Mail Fail to Report
Hin man-Green Bill.
[By 'elegrapti to The Tribune.)
Albany. April 4.— The tlnal hearing on the Hin
man-Grcen direct nominations bill, and what the
anti-Hughes men in th« Senate i:.t.;ii to maKe ti.t
only hearing held by the committee of that house
which lias the bill in charge-, will be given on
Wednesday On Thursday a report against the bill
Is slated by the Assembly Judiciary Committee. And
perhaps by th* Senate committee also. Either then
or early the next week will come the fight on the
floor, in which the anti-Hughes men expect to over
whelm tha supporters of the Governor"a chief leg
islative recommendation this year by sheer force
Thus, on the day when Governor Hughes la sched
uled to make bis second "appeal to the people" on
this subject at Rochester before- the League of
Civic Crabs, the Legislature will put into motion
the machinery for his speedy defeat «>n this matter
which he baa so much at heart Nothing: but a
tremendous, almost volcanic, •ruction of protest
from all over the state would change (fairs as they
stand now. Even the friends of the Hlnman-Green
bill admit thai a majority of both bouses Is against
that measure. And tli- Governors adversaries
have worked wisely: The legislators now against
It apparent!) I »ye bad enough tfurag? Injected
Into them to cause them to "stick." Also, in the
short tim» left before adjournment of the Legis
lature, according to a generally accept* schedule,
no effective demonstration of public sentiment could
be brought to bear.
Pome of the more active anti-Hughes politicians
are chuckling thai they have the Governor out
generalled. They say gleefuß* that if he calls an
extra session and recommends action on it again,
it will be defeated so promptly he will become a
laughing stock all over the country. A3 a matter
of fact, there appears to be little doubt of the fad
that, through long delay in preparation of the bill
and other circumstances, the Governor has been
put into a weak position, where he has been unable
to fight to advantage But even his enemies know
he Is no quitter, and his friends say I at before
this campaign la over the anti-Hughes politicians
will be greatly surprised and probably much hurt.
GOVERNOR'S FRIENDS PROTEST.
Of course, the Governor's friends are protesting
against the arbitrary exercise of legislative power
which has resulted In "snap" hearings, and will
force a conclusion to an utterly Inadequate consid
eration of this important legislation within four
weeks of Its introduction. The legislative course
of the Hlnman-Green Bill, '•'■ It end* as the Gov
ernor's adversaries have planned it, will furnish an
instructive lesson In boss methods in politics and
legislation. But the bosses .ire playing a careful
game. They have manoeuvred things so they feel
perfectly safe In killing the Governor's pet bill thus.
But Hughes men detect a trace of uneasiness even
yet in their attitude. They say the declaration of
Speaker Wadswbrth that he would not be a party
to stifling the telephone, and telegraph company
amendments to the Public Service commissions law
was only a sop to a public certain otherwise to
exact a penalty from the slayers of every piece of
"Hug - lesislation." regardless of the merits of
Ever since the Governor's first message to this
Legislature— a matter of fact, in some cases
ever *ince his election — anti-Hushes politicians in
the Republican fold have been fighting to prevent
the passage of direct primary nominations legisla
tion. From the first of the year the Republican
State Committee ha* been sending out to all the
smaller upstate newspapers columns of aiscuselon
of the subject, the arguments In this material run
nine, as a member of the committee estimated.
about 5 to 1 against the Governor. Independent
efforts have seconded th»s*. notably that of the
clerk in the office of the Secretary of State, who
was sfndlnir editorial? against the Governor's pro
posal • those upstate papers which receive adver
.i..., patron a *» through the State Department, ex
plaining on letter heads of that department bow de-
Mrabl*- It was that those editorials should be
POLITICIANS GO ON ?TU.M?
Republican legislators and politicians, taklr.ff a
leaf from the Governor's own book, have pone on
♦* «>■;->*:> »a announce his plan. But wot* more
harmful to the success of the Governor" .■* proposal.
perhaps, than any of this, has lv--' l done In the
■••■.- clubs, the country grocery ■--■-• dally
meeting places all through the rural districts.
where the small cogs ■• the political machinery, •■ '
mto motion by the ••-..«••- c-gs. have conveyed to
the voters the Information that the Governor was
a Rood fellow, but a dreamer with a cranky notion
in his head: that he didn't understand practical
politics; that bis direct primary scheme was a
method the hare-brained Western states had tried
and were discarding, and that, aside from all thi=.
any fanner or countryman who supported such a
notion was committing political suicide. So
methodically and systematically has this campaign
t*en carried on, that, to a tsr«>nt extent, those imtt-
Huch's men who say the voters are taking no in
terest in the subject are telling the truth The
voters practically bad been talked weary by the
opposition before the Governor and advocates of his
plan >cot to work.
Of ■ ours*, the Governor, by means of speeches
like that at Buffalo and the coming one at Roches
ter, can dispel this indifference. Arguments disc lisa
in.- fairly the Hlnman-Green bill are bound to
leave the better of the controversy with the Gov
ernor's side; the first hearing on the measure
proved that But all this will take time, and more
time than the Governor has left, unless he can hold
the Legislature here against the will of all the anti-
Hughes leaders and most of the legislators them
RULES COMMITTEE TO TAKE CHARGE.
The Rules Committee la slated to take charge of i
all unfinished business In the Assembly on April 12.
Thai mean*. approximately, adjournment a couple
of weeks later-a re« days more, perhaps, depend
•re on the state of the financial legislation. Mean
while • ere are three things of much importance
before t!ie Legislature for .-onsi.Jeratlon. and any- :
thing less than a fair vote In both houses for each j
of them will awaken loud protests from New York j
City One is the proposed charter for the BMtropo- j
li« on which another hearing will be heM Tuesday,
this lime on the details of the MCtlo&s re:.- to |
the Board of Estimate and Apportionment and the
Board of Education. Of course, tha charter will
not pet to a vote unless the Legislature is held here |
until June-a contingency which the Governor's
Adversaries will d.< their utmost to forestall. The
latest scheme regarding this matter of a constitu
tion for the government of hair t':e population of
the state la to have appointed another commission-^
this time to colder th« work of two preceding
commissions and report to noxt year'a Legislature
oil it. It is a rather bungling attempt to do
away with a legitimate demand from the populace .
of N. « York City for an extraordinary session to
complete the charter legislation.
Mao there Is ii\ Travis-Lee constitutional amend
mem designed to furnish to New lor* City funds
for new subvwiys. It probably will come up f->r
discussion In the Senate this week There seems
little real sentiment against it In either house; *<>
far its somnolence has been due to Its being j
Hughes legislation." Its death might be attributed j
to the same cause, plus poison administered by the
present tractian interests in New York City, which
are righting vigorously anything likely to Interfere .
with a very profitable monopoly of anything ap
proachlng -rapid transit." Proposed amend!
to the rapid transit law. with the approval of the
Public Service Commission In the Ist District, have
not made their appearance jet.
PUBL.IC SERVICE MEASURES MAY PASS.
T!i -ti. too, there la the telephone anil telegraph
company proposition. Since the Speaker renewed ;
his promise to work for the pussate of that legisla- j
tion its prospects hare assumed a somewhat rosy I
1,,,,., If the Speaker Joes work as hart! for that as j
he has worked against the direct nominations bill. J
as h« promised, its passage In the lower beast ami [
probably in the Senate, 100. Is assured, if it does ,
not pass som3 of its supporters say they will not t
feel confident that the Speaker went as far on ono |
proposition .1- on the other. The Senate passed this ;
legislation last \v«. ir. and no opposition to it has
teen shown there this year. Senator Balnea his \
said at various times that lie expected it to pass. j
Aside from tli se thlnfta. the lesislation now be- !
fore committees la of little weight There are sev- J
eral bills Of BOOM moment, but their failure or
passage this y< ar would not mean a great deal j
either way. The committee calendars are clogged
with a vist mass of fool legislation which never J
should fcnve been introduced and never will be rs-
€>aks & (Cmroranij
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AN* NOUN* CE.
BEGINNING THIS MORNING
A Sale of
$2.50 Pajamas 1 T <g
for Men, at ; -^^D
-• - ■
The* assortment comprises fine
madras and mercerized cloths in
stripe,d effects or plain blue, tan,
gray, helio or white. Fashioned
with silk loops and pearl buttons.
The garments are light in weight
especially suitable for Spring wear.
— that nt
Coward Oxfords do not rid«
at the heel
— gape at the ankle
— bind across the toes
— pinch over the instep
— nor make you anxious to
pet them off at night
Comfortable all day. everyday.
SOU) NOW ME RE ELSE.
JAMES S. COWARD,
268-274 Greenwich St., N. Y.
(>"EAB fJaaaan ST«EET>
Kail Orders Filled. Send for Catalogue.
ported- Mucii w'lic.h is not foolish i 3 entirely local, I
and can be disposed of easily.
5o everything, according to Ota plans of the antJ-
Hughes men. Li fixed for adjournment hy May 1 or
;her<"ib.-'uts. with the direct primary bill killed and
the charter thrown into a corner. They may yield
• on th* telephone and telegraph legislation and tn«
' constitutional amendment, for f*ar of rousing too
... a howl at -blackjack" methods. But Gov
ernor Hughes is no quitter; he has told his friends
M and some of his present adversar.es know it •■
I their coat. Ar.d jus: now everybody is wondering a
little anxiously whether th» l>eis!ature really will
' get away from here at that time or whether thera
will b* an f xtmordimry session. Developments
from no™- on will afford an interesting study ia
tactics of tin- opposing forces.
Automobile lecislat:nn beroro tn<* Committees on
Internal Affairs of both houses will have a joint
heaiinsr on Thursday. Oth»r measures on which
hearings r»r» sche.!ul>d during the w.-ek include
various amendments to the C-vtl Service jaws cor
rupt oractlM laws and election lawa, cney Island
5-conf fan- bill medical examination of bakery em
ployes. Stare nf Manhattan bill aad other measures
of minor or local character.
MAY RAISE BENEDICT ARNOLD'S BOAT |
Chimplain Tercentenary Commission Asks
Permission of Federal Government.
Albany. April 4.— Senator Her.ry W. Hill, of |
Buffalo, secretary of the New York-Lake Cham
plain Tercentenary Commission having in charg*
preparations for the observance during: the week of
July 4 next of the three hundredth anniversary of
the discovery by Champlata >»f the lake which. !
bears his name, announces that the State of New-
York, through the tercentenary commission, has
made application to th* federal authorities for per
mission to raise all that remains of the hull of the ,
Royal Savage. Benedict Arnold's flagship, which |
went aground and was abandoned in the engage- |
ment fought on Lake Champlain off Valcour Island
on October 11. 177*.
Senator Hit says divers ser.t down by the com
mission have reported that, although the super
structure of the old s'uip is gone, the hull Is "• *
comparatively good sta'e of preservation. This is .
said t«> be due to the fact that the hull, which, ae-. .
cording to the measurements given by the divers. I
is forty-*! feet long and fifteen feet wide, has
been preserved by the sand In which it is so deep
So confident are the> members of the commission
that permission to raise the Royal Savage will b«
giv^n them that they are considering plans for ex
hibiting the old ship d'irinie the tercentenary cele
bration. If nothing else can be done with the hull
when It is brought to the surface. Senator Hill
says it will be treated by a preservative process,
mounted on a float or raft and taken to the differ
ent points about the lake at which the exercises
of the different days are to be held: but if the re
ports of the divers are borne out by the actual con
dition of the Royal Savage, it is probable that the
commission will rebuild the old vessel along its
original lines, and if this Is done she may be
manned and moved about the lake during the week
of the tercentenary celebration under her owa
The members of the commission fee! that the
raisins: and possible restoration of the vessel will be
generally regarded as an undertaking of no lnsignfl
cant historical value, for they say that there is no
brighter chapter in the story of the life of Bene
dict Arnold than that recording the fight he mads
against overwhelming odds from the deck of th«
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