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A™ LXIX ....V ■ . i'.-!.11-.'. r. mm -?,",V^.,,. NEW-YORE, FRIDAY. FEMItJARY 23. -KOURTEEX FAC^S. * HIK 11 ON.X CKNT ' '-■ '-y.W^.r.^:'.-.-^.
THE TARIFF REFORM
'Irish Abstain from Voting, but
iMvariles Support Free
!B> •.•.«.- •- The Tribunal
London. Feb. 24.— The rirtt dlvts ■ in
the n*-w Parliament, taken to-day. d:s
rlosed ■ narrow majority of thirty-one
for the government, against tariff reform.
Th«=- result was close because there were
tivr T ;!•• ml vacancies and ten or a dozen
Liberal absentees v ere unpaired. The
.I^be. r member* voted with the govern
ir,tnt for free trade, and Redmond's Na-
UonallttF abstained from the division.
Th. Conservatives massed their forces
and gave full support tm Mr. Austen
<"hamberlain's amendment. IJord Hugh
r«n;il was toe only Free Trader remain
ing --■■„■. his Mocifttes having
eUhejc joined the Liberal party or been
defeated in the general election
Vie announcement of the vote was
wvi.>^- unfier the f-tress of great excite-
DWaat. and was received with uproarious
d^iisht on the Conservative benches.
■' ■-•-.•; vaunted coalition majority bad!
t?«* heavily reduced before a single vote
»,-. r j beta taken on the budget, and while
i-'e ministers themselves were unable to
efct*e on the fate of the upper chamber.
O'L'rien's guard of independents were
*>ni>ne the happfeajt witnesses of Tie hu
rriliation of the government.
The ■abate preceding the division was
remarkable for the closely reasoned
speeches on both aide* Samuel Storey.
r.Tiet a stalwart Radical, made a vigor
ous reply to Alfred Mend's amazing
statement tl:at tariffs were a failure
everywhere and were in constant need
f-1 repair?. HE* declared that the protec
?'on:st legislators changed the Tariffs
because they -were sensible, scientific
rn»n and wished to. profit by experience
sr.d the influence of production.
Mr. P. Ifour. who was in fine fighting
f*»rm, laid the strongest stress on the
f-i-'t that tariff reform would increase the
\ roduclive. power? of th* 1 country and
*nkrgo •- resources for employing the
r'>pulati<->n. Mr. Runciman was not a
rrateh for him in the defence of free
"TBde. but Mr. Lloyd-G.eorge v S.F- more
M.'.cessful in making effective use of
hatches of Btat -•■-• and speaking with
Viridity and power. The debate was
v ivjrid up m a businesslike style by Mr.
While the Conservative whips made
fc»r<*nuoue efforts to drum up every sup
liwrter »hey -would have' been seriously
fomJwirr^Sfeed if They .had. upset the gov
ernment. An election is not wanted by
ts£ .Opposition for six, or even twelve,
mbuthE. Mr. Balfour would have been
compelled to order one during March if
"r- liaJ succeeded Mr. Asquith after car
rying lhe tariff reform amendment, and
the chances of gaining a hundred seats
and obtaining a secure possession of the
uronghold of power mid have been ex
The government is going badly because
the Cabinet is not united on either tac
tics or policy. ' '!!• faction, headed by
the Chancellor of the. Exchequer has
f anted aggressive action against' the
Lords before linancial order is restored
sad has demanded a veto measure, pure
The other faction, headed by Lord'-.
Orewe and Mori-':-, and supported by Sir
Edward Grey, Mr. Haldane and John
BurcfiJ has taken the ground that a coni
preheaai • measure hi needed for re
adjufeting the relations of the houses.
and that it mutt include a definite
Fcheme for ••. neconstitution of the
Lords a.llO converting it into an impar
tial revising chamber. The argument of
this section of the Cabinet has been that
*!nce the Lords will certainly reject it
0 *■ bill must be a. statesmanlike basis of
:-«"ttlenient on which the government can
appeal to the country with confidence.
The dissensions of the Cabinet on this
l itaJ question may explain the uncertain
ieaderth:p and the general bewilder
ment on the Radical benches. *
To-night's narrow division nay be a.
tiroely warning that a compromise must
b* effected and the revolts of the Radi
< ni extremists and the Scottish malcon
i^ntt-, like sir Henry Oalziel, promptly
IDy Tlie Af-Eociat»<3 Vrrf-r. j
I/on-Jon, F^b. St.— ■ first tnai of
Ktrexlstb in tfa« new Parliament occurred
to-night at a crr>-*&&l teeton of the House
of Common?, when Austen Chamberlain's
■Tf-ral arnendnicni way rejected by a. vote of
CBT- to 254. Speeches were made by Arthur
J Baifour. leader of tho QppubiUon; '"han
"■Uor Lloyd-Geor?". Walter Runciman.
president of :ho Board of I3ducation; A.
BozlAt Law aiid others, none of which, how
ever ga-.o any r.em aspect to the fiscal
Although victorious by the narrow ma
jority ••' only".}, the government may regard
th« result as very -.--.- ■ . Inasmuch
*.- tb«?jr as ,10, 10 cross-voting and no cvi
.-.. n-e of £.ny intention on the part of the
discontented groups to overthrow the m!n
i^-ry. Ail ihe Nationalists, the O'Brienitoa
as T.cil its iht Rcdmotidites, abstained Crotn
...i:n^-. The I-aboriTfs voted with the gbv
'-:rnent, and Ihree Überalau main i.. i:-.. .
iroratJo -VV. JSottoruley k..-j j. c. \Ved - s
r»ivi>;ion was taken amidst a scene of
Fi-»i teaKnt. and the figures as au
noiinced were •■'■• trenj«id6us
Orr<>Kitlon clwestag. The Premier having
tiv*n notice that he would ao\i oa ■#, .
tfay ■•■-•■' business nouM lake
precedence over ail other bu'giiicss until
J!*rch -♦. th*i jiOii^e adjourned. The ■_..
' rnment's • xistence non- \\V,\ depend upon
the prtxiuction cf a j'Jan Katiifactory to tt.ft
T.'atjonaHsia and the Itadicals for dealing
;-i; -i '* drastic manner with the House of
■ | ' |W<o
• The Freeman's Journal.*: ot Dublin, to
iiiotToV ni'-niii'S will «ay: "\: camiot L-»
;aT*-J -wi'li too 'iiu« li emphasjs ijjal th?
irjcij arty 'ii*n ri'jt budged h lialr'sbreadtU
from t!it policy which John iirdmond ti&s
-'^6 du-.vn. L*r.le:s the govcrninent gpeedliy
trV)2uce a • <■■■■■> scheme nn<i pre«s it to an
ifrO'i the Irifh party nil! enter ;j,.c:j a
9'Aicy of ■ ._.... ... opposition to the
nwnt. vith the result thit thf ministry
eitbtr r.VA b*> defeated in a few «Jsy« ur
»* : .! fc» contented to #-ke out • eohtenVptii
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SHOT /\ COURTROOM.
Clerk Kills Politician Who
Had Bent His Friend.
St. Ixniis, Feb. — John Barry. a poli
tician, was shot and killed to-day by
Henry L,. Dledrichseri In a -justice's
court, of which the latter is clerk. Th.»
men had a political argument. Dled
richsen alleges self-defence. The men
•were friends for years, until Barry be
came a Democrat.
Sew Yuri: Women Learn His
Fate After Thirty Years.
[By T*>lPKT3)h to The Tribune. !
Philadelphia. Feb. — in Coroner
Ford's office to-day Mrs. Annie Meyers,
of No. 3092 Madison avenue. Xew York,
and Mrs. Fannie Herman, of No. ir»r,i
<VMh street. Brooklyn. Identified a photo
graph of a man found drowned in the
SchuylkiJl River thirty-one years ago
as that of their father. Herman N'eu
garfen, whom they have sought for
Wugarten, a member of a New York
regiment in the Civil War, had been
rewarded by the government as one of
the captors of Wilkes Booth, slayer ..f
Lincoln. After the war be went to \V;ipli
incton with his wife and two daughters
but soon afterward disappeared.
CAXXOX'S NEW JOH.
"Uncle Joe Matrimonial
Agency" Kept Busy.
Washington, Feb. 24.— The "Uncle Joe
Cannon Matrimonial Agency" Is in full
Ing. Since the publication of a, letter
several days ago. in which an Ohio
woman deplored the high cost of living
as a deterrent to matrimony, epistles on
this subject have been tilling the Speak
er's mail. An Illinois farmer wrote that
he didn't mind the high prices, that he
owned a 120-acre farm and was looking
for ;v wife. A response to this came from
Detroit to-day, as follows:
Dear Mr. Cannon: I read your adver
tisement published about the farmer liv
ing in Stewardsville, 111., who has a 120
acre farm. I am a pretty, young girl,
eighteen years old. I have always In
tended to live on a farm. So I will close.
Hoping to hear from you, etc.
A Cincinnati woman writes:
Dear "Uncle Joe": Why don't the
young ladies — the older ones, for tint
matter — accept a worthy man when he
proposes marriage? Now, we throw him
down through vanity or foolishness as
though a man had no feelings or heart.
I say in all sincerity that most of the
girls are to blame if they haven't got
THREE MAY DIE.
Girl and Tun Maids Hurt
When Boiler Explodes.
Montclair. X. .!.. Feb. .'4 < Special »T — r
By the explosion of a boiler attached to
a gas range in the home of Luther TV
Wisliard, No. 175 South Mountain ave
nue, about 2:15 o'clock this afternoon,
Janet Wishard. ten years old. daughter
of Mr. shard, and two negro maids,
T.-iiir» Green and Kate Dawson, ware
injured, probably fatally. The explo
sion wrecked the kitchen in the Wishard
Janet, tbr daugfater, and Laura Green
•i ; . entering the kitchen from ih^ din
ing room, when the boiler exploded.
Katr Dawson was in the kitchen at the
timr. The concussion shook thr houses
In the vicinity.
Mr. Wishard, the owner of the wrecked
boose, is in the bond and investment
business in Xew York and has an office
at Xo. i Madison avenue.
TAMPERS WITH BODY'
Serenes Loose in Lid of Steppe
Coffin, Sails Witness.
Kansas City. Mo, Feb. .'». -The testi
mony ill Ft. B. Mitchell, an undertaker's as
sistant, who said to-day that several screws
in the lid ••' Colonel Thomas P, Swope
coflin were loose ■when the body was re
moved for an autopsy, is regarded as highly
Important by the attorneys of Dr. B. C.
'.l. l •- tl.r.-r attorneys will not that
- iv oantend that th* bo<jv va? tamp
ered with after it was placed in th< vault.
they admit that, they v. ill make use of
Ifito ■ : - testimony was taken to-da> by
I•• Hyde's attorneys in connection with the
slander buH broughl by thr physician
against John J. Paxton, an executoi of Ute
jnwiuj estate. After Mitchell had testified,
• a I•■ ••!,. another assistant undertaker,
told ab'.-ijt fastening th« ] ii ••' the coffin fol
ning ' *" funeral.
"When we closed th- «<>fiin we took par
ticuiar tare to >' that it wa sealed
tightly,*.' lie sai'.i. "I know from personal
knowledge that every screw was put In as
tightly x. possible."
WOMAN ARTIST SICK ON CAR,
Case Diagnosed in Grand Central Sta
tion as Attack of Peritonitis.
''ora Kimball. twenty-four years old, an
artist, of No. 2 Lester street, Providence,'
was taken siok on a northbound Madison
avenue car In front of the Grand Ccntr«l
Station last r.i-Mit and wa.« removed to the
emergency hospital in the station. -
Patrolman Hinaers, ofTrafHc Precinct < '.
called !-■-. Grramfsdi from Flower Hospital.
who said she was suffering from *■ aeyere
attack of peritonitis. Slie uhi- tak«n to
the hospital, when all efforts to make her
talk about bmtll failed.
fcffss Kunball oonaentod to tell th€ police
mother lived at the Provid«noa
. . | notified bj the boa
CAN TOUCH "DAD BY WIRELESS
Student Not Prone to Send '8 0 S,"
However. Father Says.
| By f>l<pi-apli '■• 'I tH Tribuiif.)
•'hilad. Iphia. Feb. .'I. -f»r. W'Mltr, .Webb,
«>f SliaruH him. and his .-on, Joseph .S.. a
frehhniaii at SuarllinioiH < ' •!!• c- . hat e
ru,£Te«j up a wireless telegrapli apparatus
by which thoy aiv in I ouch v. It it each
other at all hours ol the .Jay and night .
jj r \%>bb can look after th* lad's UealUi
cioiely. and the young man can make ilw
iiioM of tho quick melliod of .-oliitllWllK d
lio'i io k'ep bit finance Injprppw .^hape.
I'ijt Lm-. Webb t-ayt, his ! ■•■ is not tin f-or!
ro fei.d *S '•} S" Without sro«»l reason.
Tii^ apparatus; iuttf>;cfis ell the M.ii.Was at
TWO BOYS HELD AS
Sugar Man's Widow Puts
Decoy in llor in Central
Park and Arrests Folloic.
Two boys were arrested last night in
■Central Park as a result of a. Black
Hand letter received by Mrs. Henry O-
Havemeyer, of No. 1 East (With street.
On February 18 Mrs. Havemeyer. re
ceived a letter, .signed "Black Hand" and
written In a boyish scrawl. It had been
mailed at Station s at 11 a. m. of that
date, and demanded ?-.. r ><X> "as a <"""
tribution to the Black Hand organiza
tion. If it is not forthcoming we will
blow up your house or kill your family
"After paying the $2,500," the letter
continued, "you will be free of all ex
penses. Take twenty-five £rOO bills on
February 24. between 8 and '.» p. m. and
deposit it in a tin box which you will
find under wood leaves on the ground
. lose to the park wall at tho fust light
post at the right hand of the small en
trance to the park, between btkh and
There was h diagram "i" the path, with
;m N indicating where the tin box would
Mrs. Havemeyer telephoned to the po
lict on receiving the letter, and Detec
tives Boyle, Daly and Dwyer visited her.
All agreed that the letter was written
by m boy. Mrs. Havemeyer t<>id of two
boys who hn-l been arrested on com
plaint of her chauffeur, charged with
st«alinsr an automobile tire She thought
it tnigh> be these boys.
With two of the detectives following
her. Mrs. Havemeyer went to the part
last night. She had aa trouble in find
ing the tin box. She placed in <• a roll
•if paper wrapped in a marked $1 bill.
Mrs. Havemeyer then walked home.
ivhile one of the detectives remained
near the place.
It was 9:15 o'clock; and the detectives
were getting cold and cramped. when
two boys entered the path and went at
once to th ■■ tin box. They were pounced
upon. Tii. youngsters said they were
George St«hl. thirteen years old. of No.
|«»1.~ Third avenue, and Samuel Will
iams, the same age, of No. "->>■""» East
The boys were separated and exam
ined. Stahl said a man at Third avenue
and 70th street had offered him a quar
ter' to get the box. Williams told a sim
ilar story, except, that he said the man
had no mustache, while -'Stalil said he,
lad a black mustache. They were taken
to the Children's Society.
-The police' <Jo not place any credence,
in the story of trie man who paid them
to get the box. In young: Stahl's pocket
was found a printed list of books of
blood curdling adventure. He admitted
that ho liked such reading:.
Mrs. Havemeyer .vas not at all ner
vous about her part in the venture. She
said that before she started for the park
:ho was certain the boys were behind
the Black Hand letters. She showed no
nervousness in placing the money, and
even offered to go home without the de
tectives following her. Two detectives
accompanied her to her door, however,
and then returned to th« park. and
walked up and down the path and hid
behind trees and bushes until the boys
After thr arrest Mrs. Havemeyer «as
called "ii the telephone a*nd ;: descrir*
ii<.n* of the two youthful prisoners was
given to her. She said she whs certain
they "<-r< not the boys who were charged
vitii stealing the automobile tire and
were released on suspended sentences.
HARVEY PARDONED AGAIN.
President Permits Convicted Banker to
Get Employment for Life.
[Bj TeKipraph to Th< Tribuw I
Pittsburg, PeJ». -l -A new pardon for
Thomas W. Harvey, who Is serving six
years in Riverside Penitentiary for a-si.-t
ir.p in wrecking the. Enterprise National
Bank of Allegheny some years :ico. was
received «< the prison to-day. I' i.- n spe-'
. ial pardon from President Taft and will
take effect on Marcli l. A pardon had born
arranp-'d for to ial; effect next Labor
nay. but recently « railroad officer offered
Hir imprisoned banket * place tor sjfe, pro
viding he could accept it before the age
limit of forty-five years was reached. Har
vey will be forty-five years old on March
;„' "n IC case wad taken to pic Presldcut
and tif pardon resulted.
LOWELL BREAKS OLD CUSTOM.
Allotn^nt of Rooms in Yard Turned
Over to Students.
li, TelegrftpD to n»« Trlbuw 1
Boston. Feb. M.—Breaking b system
which has been in vogue Bince the • stab
lishment of tlw college. ii W» President
Lowell at Harvard, In ordei to preserve the
unity of class life, has turned over the al
lotment of rooms in the dormitories In the
yard to the students.
The fust choice of these rooms has al
ways gone to the senior r\-.n->. and the ;il-
Igtment of rooms has been in the gift ol
11,.. college office. Under the new uystcm
the president of the junior plass, Captain
Lothrop WitMiiKto". oi the football team,
■niil have ;he allotment of all rooma In tha
ard dormitories next j ear
RAY VAUGHN WAS POISONED.
Coroner's Verdict— Accused Physician
Monroe '">• Mo!;'. Fell. 24. 11 • coroner's
jury which investigated «li« death of Pro
.. ..,, J. T. Vaughn, ho died at Kirks
vflle last October, returned a verdict this
afternoon that Professor -Vaughn's death
Km ,i,, result of strychnine poisoning. Dr.
I |. Hull, the family physletau, who was
hi reefed here this morning, charged with
the murder, protests hi • innoceuci
••( am On innocent niaii . J never killM
inybod ■'■•' J "' '' ■" ' ■"'■• •""■•■•"
tion is a() outrage. Why am I tingled out
for arrest before anybody else? It is un
fair and unjust that I should be arrested.
••[ , Tvt v Have been indiscreet at times,
i, hi tli«'J>! it no ' ■ "'• "■ « of murder Br*in«|
,p ;1 crime <-)" which 'l know nothing./ it
jk not * crime to '..■•• jndtsjrrVfit, end that Is
c only tiling tor which "i justly can l,f>
THE MAS ON THE ROIXEIS AND THE MAX UNDER IT.
OHAKLES F. MURTHT.
TO HELP THE BLIND
Ml SFA M GETS $25,000.
Estate of Misß Thome Pro
vides] Unusual Endowment.
The department for the blind in the
American "Museum of Natural History
has just been endowed with $25,000
from the residuary estate of Miss Phoebe
Anna Thorn daughter of Jonathan
Thorite, who was one of the original
patrons of the institution.
Miss Thome's original bequest to the
museum of $10*000 was coupled with the
expression of the wish that the trustees
might, in use of the' bequest, in some
way marie the memory of her father.
The museum for the blind was opened
in a small way about one year ago. like
the children's museum, «ncl -has lacked
sufficient funds to: make it thoroughly
effective; -Professor Henry 'Fairfteld Os
burn. president?; of the board of trustees,
said last night that hi looking about for
a use for the $10,000 that might be Mi
accordance with the wishes of Miss
Thome, the trustees wrote to her broth
er. Samuel Thorny, asking. if it would be
agreeable ; for the income to be used for
the support of the museum for the blind.
Mr. Thome's answer was warmly com-:
mandatory, and with it hr inclosed;
$15,000 to make a permanent endow
ment of $2f».ooo.«*;Mr. Thorn- said fur
ther that his sister had been particularly
interested in work among the blind,
partly because one* of her friends was
■■ft is found practicable through models
r>nt] through the actual handling of
duplicate specimens," shhl Professor
Osborn, "in ;ill branches of natural liis
tory to extend some knowledge of almost
every subject displayed in the exhibition
l.irs to the blind Through means of
this most welcome endowment immedi
ate steps will be ta&en to gr-i in touch
with teachers of thr- blind throughout
the city, to receive their suggestions and
criticisms, ti. provide special labels for
the specimens, and to reach larger num
bers of pupils both in the museum and
in other schools for the blind through
the system of travelling museums, which
during List year have reached JfcIO.OOO
MRS. EARL LEAVES $2,000,000.
Collar Man's Widow Distributes Estate
to Relatives and Charity.
I By Trlograph to The Tribune.
r lVoy. X. v, Feb. 21.— The will of Mrs.
Hannah Maria Earl, widow of the founder
of the linn of E»r\ & Wilson, collar manu
facturers here, was filed to-day, disposing
of an estate estimated at more than
$2,900,000. Among the large bequests made
to relatives anil friends are the following:
J. Wright Gardner, a brother, $250,000;
Harriett Louisa Belts, a sister, $200,000;
Mary Jane Nichols, a sister. (190,000; |ol
njcr E. Karl, i.:iur;i R. Karl and Mary K.
Earl, nephew and ■■<■-. $20,000 each.
Gardner Karl BJcKenzie, croiTd nephew,
Ben onlturst, Long Island, $10,000: Margaret!
Foley, $15,000, and Louis Leg rand Benedict,
Among the bequests to charity are Mo
hawk and Hudson Humane Society,
$20,000: Troy Orphan Asylum, $5,000, and
Day Home, $8,000.
The residue of the estate i.s divided
<-.jiinil\ between the sister, Harriett Louisa
i:<tts. and the brother, J. Wright Gardner,
both of this city.
YOUNG BROKER A SUICIDE.
Father of W. H. Goodday, Jr., Believes
Son Was Insane.
Rjdgefield, N. J.. Feb. 21 (S|>ecial).—Jlysterj
surrounds the. suicide of William Howard
Goodday, jr.. thirty-three years old, a son
of ex-Assessor \V. 11. Goodday, of this
place, whose dead body whs found in the
FUdgeneld tire liouso late last, night. Th<»
young man had not been seen tince
Wednesday of lasl week.
A letter, dated Fcbruary]l6 and add] ■ ed
to Guodday's mother, showed that tho
young man's act was premeditated. The
The devil lia.s hud me for. .some time past;
l went to iluirrti to-day and prayed, but
i couldn't Ret rid of him. so i concluded to
end the trouble.
lloodday ill the letter bequeathed all of
in.-, properly ii> iii.-- mother. Two men look
ing i.i; a ladder accidentally discovered
the bod} •
Goodoay "as a real e»tat« broker, with
ofilces hi Manhattan, lie belonged to tha
local ir ' rfi Department and th« Royal .\i
,-anum, mid was ,i member of several
|nbj and Bocletl<»K
Mr Gocdday, In Bpeakfne of his oa'i*
dHith. f-.'nd the >"Oiifg man had fallen on
an lev sidewalk in N"ew York mid i<evert*l]
cut i,'i: head two R-eeki ago and hud .-. i. d
mm though mentally OerangeO from that
CONNERS KEEPS MUM.
I Told You So," His <)>ih>
Cow went on Albany Meeting.
William i. Connera arrived i" this city
from Albany ;it about r > o'clock la^t.
night, accompanied by his s--. -rotary.
John T. Mahar. His statement to Mw
reportera ■^n t ; very brief and aa !©!
"I said Sunday night they wouldn't
put me out. i said I would serve out my
tr rm and I «aid it WOUld be Mil open
meeting. There you are, and I'm goini;
back to Palm Beach to-morrow.7
."'harles I". Murphy and Thomas F.
Smith, secretary of Tammany Hall. Ar
rived at the Grand Central Station about
K:::o o'clock and went to I>ehnonieo's for
dinner. Mr. Smith was reached by tele
phone, but said that Self »r Mr. Murphy
nor himself 'md anything to »ay about
the proceedings in which they had been
concerned in -Albany yesterday.
Pittsbur'g Hold- Up Man Dis
cusses "Profession. *' •
IP: Telegraph to Tlir- Triburie.l
l-ittsburg. Feb. 21.— "The life of a
burglar appealed to me. There's action
in it." said Stephen Austin, a college
graduate, who upon being arrested to
night confessed' to holding up two drug
store proprietors and several pedestrians
in'the Oakland and East End sections.
His crimes had terrorized these r-ec
•ffona for the last ten days. Early to
night Austin was trying to adjust a re
volver his hip pocket, when it ex
ploded. The accident led to his arrest.
and upon being questioned he confessed
to a long string of robberies, reciting in
detail how [each one was committed
"1 was just doing these small job?."
he said, "to keep "living. I was waiting
for a big haul I had in sight. When I
came to pull it off the plain clothes men
were so thick about the place that I had
to wait." ■ ■ '•
Austin gays his borne is near Terre
Haute, Ind. According to his confession,
he selected young men as victfaw be
cause they w.t>- easily intimidated. He
says he found it a "cinch to work in thio
After holding up the drug store?
Austin said he would change ma clothing
and return to observe thr police search
ing for clews. 'Austin saW h< had
worked the same practices i;i Chicago,
Cincinnati and Columbus.
SAY (HRl< IS BANDIT.
Accused of Kemarkablc Career
I By Telegraph to thaTribunei)
Pittsburg, FebJ '24.— A girl, eighteen
years old. who. the police say. has for
the' las' three months been robbing men
at the point of a revolver in the fash
ionable Cast End district late at night,
was arrested here late last night. To
day she was sent to jail in default of
£3.600 bail. She is charged with larceny.
The young woman appears on the po
lice docket :i# Lillian Smith, but she
admits to the police that this is not her
name. She declines to give, either her
right name or address, telling the magis
trate to guess- her. name.
Proprietors of several boarding houses
snd owners of some private homes ap
peared a.uninst the young woman this
morning and said she had come to their
]ihnr:s at different times, representing
herself as a telephone girl who wanted
a boarding house. Her attractive face
and apparent Innocence won fo» her r and
slio usually got a good room, from which,
ii is Bald, she would disappear in a Hm
• <a>s, taking all the money and prop
erty ?h'- had bren able to tind.
JURY SURPRISES JUSTICE.
Promptly Renders Verdict of Guilty in
Liquor Tax Suit.
Kingston. N. v • Feb. '-'*- A jury sur
prided Jii^ti. c Ffetts : here to-day 'by
promptly rendering ■ verdict of "guilty"
against the. defendant in a civil action
brought by State Exclhc Commissioner
Clement to recover from the sureties en lli«
bond oi Ad-lisoii Btratton, .liargr.j with
violating the liquor tax law.
'justice Betts, for" the second time. rx
plhiJied th« nature of the action to the
jury, adding that their verdict was made
qii'Jte in « civil notion. After two hours"
deliberation the jury returned with » ver
dict of JSOO for the State Commissioner. .
WILLIAM J. TON NEKS.
ESCAPE IS TAXICAB
AFTER STABBING MAX.
Fire Men Force Chauffeur to
Aid Them— Victim Dying.
■ Jacob fireenthal, a chandelier maker.
Of No. 4LM Hast S4tli street, was set upon
by five men just outside the door of a
saloon at .'-57 th street and Eleventh ave
nue yesterday afternoon and stabbed
ritrh' times. Three of the wounds are
serious, one having almost severed his
tongue, and his death ia expected. \
GreenthaTa assailants aaeaaed, forcing
» taxicab driver to take • them away.
When the victim's clothing was searched
at the French 'Hospital; "4th street and
Tenth avenue. SS4."> in bills, a gold
watch and a diamond pin were found.
The five men apparently made no effort
to set these, and the police are at a loss
to determine the motive for the assault.
Greentbal was taken to the hospital
by the driver of an express waffon.'.W'ho
found him in s■> chair in the saloon, to
which he. had staggered. • . . ;
(■Jre*nthal, according 10 the bartender.
John Reilly. who was arrested as a ma
terial witness, entered 'the saloon about
4 o'clock and called for a seltzer and
milk. A moment later five well dressed
men' entered, and alter ordering drinks
sat down at a table with Greenthai and
talked with him in a low ton**. Clreen
thal got up and went out and the men
followed. A few minutes later tlreenthal
daggered; back and fell- into a .hair.
Thomas Bisbeny. a driver for the New
York Taxioab Company, said that while
he ' was standing near, the curb a few
doors from the saloon, the five men who
had engaged him uptown rushed around
the corner. Four of them jumped int.*
his machine; the other jumped to the
seat beside him and. holding a knife to
his throat, ordered him to drive uptown
as fast as be could. At ton, street the
men jumped out. _ paid him and made
away. A- soon as they were put of sight
Bisbeny telephoned to Police Headquar
Risb<"n> said thai the Bye men had
driven down Ninth avenue in his .-;<:-.
looking into every saloon tbej passed.
<»n the way uptown, aftei the .-tahhiu«.
one man said: **W*ll, he ruined our
business, but l gu< ss I reached !ii.
The men are described aa ranajinaj from
nineteen to thirty-two years of age; a!i
Of medium height and all weß dressed.
Greentbal was a chandelier maker and
li\eii with his sister. Blrs. SthaL She
called at the hospital with a man who
at first said h<- was the brother of the
wounded man. but later denied it. Tin.-!
man went lo GreenthaTs bedside and
whispered something; in Ms ear.
"Arc you ins brother?" Superintendent
"No, I'm not " !!■• man repiiod, "but
ill gel bi« Is at «lhe m-n that stabbed
BAD HALF EAGLES
Alleged Georgia ( omit erf eiter
Has Acquired Wealth.
\V>y Tcl'Srupli t< Tlf Trit-'in". I
Valdosta, Ga., Feb. 54. -Charged witli
beinj; implicated in a ctmnterfeiUng
scheme, l>r I" R. podge, a dentist. ..t"
Nichols, poffee County, and his brother.
Or. c, r-: Dodge, ol HllMown, Dei lien
County, were arrested this afternoon by
federal Secret Service men and brought
it* this city.
When Dr. J. K. Dodge was arrested
ten' spurious $10 gold pieces were found
in his pockets. The workmanship is
pronounced by the officers as tb best
they ever saw. Both men -have accu
mulated wealth, are connected with th«
best families of the state and are promi
nent in th.ir neighborhood. The bffleeni
believe the making of the spurious half
eagles has been gomg on for a long lime.
Dr. K. U. Dodge was held under heavy
bonds, but the evidence against the.
brother was not sufficient and bis case
PALMS HERE FOR EASTER.
When the steamer City of Savannah
sailed yesterday os fret way South aha left
on Pier :::.. North RJver, s*o,o*) palm
leaves, on« of th« t consigametita of
Florida Mhna ever brought to this port.
Th« demand for palms Iblj y^ar Is un
usually larc?., and th* steamers of Hie
Piivannah Line will bring in large con
signments until Palm Sunday.
- Oft AT BEAR SPRING WATER.
. It? purity has made it famous.— Advt. .
Tn • •••• rt »-• ' aafj
i CRUSHES CONNERS
( ILiIJiMAS PROMISES
TO QUIT ix APRIL.-
Apologises for Recent State*
ments, Son- Laid to Temper
[By Telegraph •" Tlie Tribune.]
Albany, Feb. _'l. Instead of throwing
William J. Cmaaffat chairman of t'a«-
I»em.«-rati.- State Committee, out of the;
window when the committee met in spe
cial session here to-day. Charles F."
Murphy. leader of Tammany Hall, com
pelled him to commit political hari-kari
They did not depose him from the chair
manship, but forced him to S- I down ab
jectly before the steam roller, vvhirh
crushed him into the mere semblance of
a political leader
Mr. Connors will set out in April. L»e
promised not to oppose the b)Ct»OB of
another chairman ai that t-i..- taking
refuse in the attitude that his term
would be up on April M which is two
years from the time of his last election,
directly following the historic Carnezie
Mali convention in 10«"«S.
Not only was the ..-hairman forced ">
p»ake this statement as soon a the' com
mittee was called to order in the parle-n
of the Hot-! Ten X; • k at 3 o'cloclc. but
be was compelled publicly to retract all
the unpleasant >hargo^ h- had mad*« r*>
-ently against Mr. Murphy, of Tarn
i,.an- Hall, and .-thers why hay* been
K\en the worst eji<^mie.s of the .-tat*
chairman ere sorry for him as he stood
moUoniesa with bis eyes to the floor— th«s
picture of humiliation— while John A.
Mason, the «i»>rk. ' read his statement.
Its most bitter passage was this:
"And I have some infirmities of tem
per, which lead mi. to say from tim« to
tim* things in passion and heat which
are unjustified in fact and not maawi by
me to be taken seriously. • have sa>4
some ef these things lately. ar>d ' sin
cerely regret them."
i 'OH A LAN HELD TO BLAME-
Friends of Mr. Conners are mad r\r»P
through to>Blßh*. They hold Daniel F.
fohalan, the astute adviser of Mr. Mmr
phy. responsible for the trap into v;hich
i!,. gtate chairtiian fell. They nmttm
that it Would have bee,, ■• thousand
times better for Mr. Connors to ha\«*
stood up Hi ■ kn«xk<lo\vn and dra^-ctit
battle, arid be defeatefl. as be vas cer
tain la »V, than to. have >iibmtfc <r -'i to
making the- humiliating: statement de
manded of him by Tammany Hall. Tho
Tammany m«*n now are laughing at him.
and de.-iarin^ he has shown a "yelfow
Leaders in l}»« ex-Conners ••amp ax"i
inclined to throw upon him the. \vhol«
freSpoiSifbinty for «••■ .-p tn , - the alterna
tive' proposition of Murphy. They say h"»
reasoned? it nut that by preventing Ma
deposition in Hie meeting to>-day *•> ccmldj
make good hi.- boast that he -would bo
chairman after the meeting.
.Mr. Conner-- hurried bad to Swr
York an hour after the meeting; expect
ing to return to Florida to-morrow. To
the nev.-ppaper m nlio bad not a vmrd to
say. .Mr. Murphy. \vh-» left Albany on
the same train, was equally silent. There
was -i vast difference, however, bet-vprn
the jaunty, self-satisfied attitude of tho
Tammany boss and the? crushed appear
ance of iii? victim.
< "If ALAN SMILES GKIMLT.
The arttaa speaks for its«tf, saiJl
Mr. Cobalaa, who is credited with rn
gincerins the little- sra me. and lie smtlcl
There is not the slightest doubt that
Tammany Hall now dominates the en
tire situation, nor don it intend to re
loaso. its hold on the Democratic stat«>
organization. Members of the Demo
cratic. League who do not relish th«>
domination any .'more than that of Mr.
Conners are confidently relyinsr oa a
direct primary law. which they expect
t.. be passed, to enable them to set
enough new blood in the committee this
f;kli to effect a radical reorganization.
Thomas H. Osborne. of Auburn, bend
ot" the league, who waa in Albany "to
d.'^y. did not want to have his orzanir.a
tion placed in the li^ht of rejoitin? i.ver
the downfall of any political leader.
Reluctantly, however, he consented M
<i\e his htm Of the situation as it pre
sriits itself from his point ot view.
"The Democratic 1 1 aajiw was formed
lot the e\irt- purpose of takin- af
firmative action." --nd Mr. <»,!.... i, "to
do what it could to emoura^e pemdcinata|
of character and standing tbroughout
the st;«te to use their proper ■ - • an>l
influence in party councils and p*r>y
.-iction. The present state committee. \v:*3
formed '""- before the r»en»ocra»i»i
Leasue came into beins. and we bay« m>
responsibility for its lion, althon§h «a
should wclcoine anything which tends to
improve conditions or by which a strong
jtppenl could be made to these who have
fell themselves dbjaaati xd. with the »s>
1: til!-- political - olldltloli.
i,<i;nKM. sri.AK- TO-N UUtT.
■' ■■'-' ' '~V- » : --
Mr. osbcrne «3 to siM>ak »t»-niorro\V
night at a dinner to >>♦• given by Edward
:»I. Shepard m Brooklyn to the members
- the Democratic Leaswe in Kins^
County and to the representatives on
us state committee from other counties.
At that time he trill probably outlino
What he considers the present oppor
tunity of the It ijnae
Mr. Murphy, the Tammany boss. l;»
ictvin^ the members of the league to
understand that he \>IH not object to
l!a«i'n; John A. L»ix, who is a le»gwr,
in th. state chairmanship to succeed Mr.
( oamcTS. There Is Httlo talk of any one
else now. but Tammany Hall may ha «•
..•her plans-. Those who know Mr. Con
nors s<ay that be and hi- steadfast
friends may be roßed on to mak** as
much trouble for his enemies hi the
future as is possible. SO IBM waters
,!,. ... of the Democratic organization
look anything but smooth.
After m.st postponed repeatedly front
noon, the tlm*» originally v*t, the me*t
ing was called to «>rder by Mr. Conne rs
■ few minutes after ", o'clock. "y\ T
Mason tea a statemtnt from rp» wbjqh