V* LXX....N* L'.-i.iso.
PLEADS GUILTY TO
SALE OP GIRLS
Levinson. Who Sold Two. Prom
ises to Help Investigation
by Telling Truth.
CLEW TO YOUNG VICTIM
District Attorney Worried About
Fate of Eleven-Year-Old Child
Alleged to Have Been with
Harry I>>vinJ=on. one of the three per
«.. -is indicted by the Rockfeller grand
jury, pleaded guilty yesterday to the
charges in two of the indictments found
apninst him. He acknowledged having
placed Ida <;reenberg and Gussie Ehrlich.
both under eighteen years of nge, in the
< ustody of George A. Miller, one of Dis
trict Attorney Whitman's "white slave"
investigators, for transportation to a dis
orderly house in Seattle,
Levinson pleaded not guilty to the in-
CU Tmpnt charging him with receiving
5.40 for the two girls. He said that he
v .is ready to tell all that he knew about
the traffic in girls for immoral purposes.
The District Attorney's office was
pratified by the plea, and Mr Whitman
hopes that Levlnson will supply further
clews to be followed up by his agents.
An sttesapt will be made next Thurs
day by Karlln & Buseh. the attorneys
for Belle Moore and "Aleck" Anderson,
the others under indictment, to force th-
District Attorney to reveal the names
<>! h:s witnesses, including the two col
leee women who have worked in the
. ape under the direction of Assistant
Patriot Attorney Reynolds.
While pleased by the developments in
the Levinson case. District Attorney
Whitman did not attempt to conceal the
fact that he was worried about the fate
of the eleven-year-old girl who. accord
ing to Miller, was in the possession of
F.elle Moore. In the course of the day
he sent for Inspector Russell, head of
the detective bureau, and urged that
every effort be made to find her. •
Search for Missing Girl.
Inspector Russell assigned several men
1, look for the girl. The girl. Belie Moore
toM Miller, is known as Helen Hastings.
She is white, riot more than eleven years
<>ld. about 4 feet <> inches in height, -with
*hort, curly, brown hair, dark blue eyes
and good t\#th. ... v
At the time of Millers first visit to Bell©
Mootoeia'fcat, in West 41st street, three
MSEB ago. he saw the girl. She was
- • for. and arrived at the house in
ten minutes. ' She wore a short.
pkirt. a faded checkered waist,
•=forkings. black laced shoes and a
cht blue veil. She constantly chewed
Mi. Whitman and Mr. Reynolds both
resent any criticism of Miller for not at
once taking the child from Belle Moore,
Mm said yesterday * that she never
showed any such child to Miller.
Mr. Whitman and Mr. Reynolds be
lieve in Miller. They say he has been
working night and day to find the
.-sine girl. He said yesterday that
when he called the second time, under
Mr. Reynolds's instructions, to get her
at any price, he was told that she had
t*ea :urt and was being cared for else
"The <-hild was not the only one under
Hm S*e of sixteen that our agents found
hi * .iisorderly house in this city." said
Mr. Reynolds. "If he had seized her we
«xmM Ml have been able to prove any
thi-ic against Helle Moore and others.
Sought Child at Any Cost.
ag^nt informed me vitliin
t•■ . nty-foui hours, and was instructed
t" iz< t the child at any cost. He had n<<
■■■. t<. I will I'C she would not be there
v lien he returned, and he is still search
ing: for her.
""If he had stopped to rescue every
■ ■ h •» girl of tender years that he found
In *black-and-tan" joints we would not
have got anywhere -with the efforts to
get at the root of the traffic in these
giils. We fully appreciate the serious
nrss of thr position in which this child
is. and are doing everything in our
power to locate her." To this Mr.
"Whitman added that there was abso
lutely ■0 information In his possession
Ui indicate that the girl had been mur
Detectives searched the houses near
v. 34S West 41st street, where Belle
Moore lived for five years, and said that
•they had learned that a girl answering
th** description of Helen Hastings had
b«^n seen in No 858 up to four days
a so. Th' v were still at work early this
In accepting Levinson's plea Judge
O'Sultivmn warned him that he had been
sssured of no immunity from punish
ment. "If the court is satisfied of the
truth of -your statements, and you do
all in your power to assist the people in
this matter." he added, "much good may
B< rat to you."
Levinson was then remanded to the
Tomb* to allow of further examination.
He has already said that he pretended
1.. i" a pettier of raincoats among dis
orderly bouses, and. using that business
as a ' !oak. n^gntiaU-d for the exchange
of women between houses. The maxi
mum penalty for his offence Is three
years in state prison or a fine of (S.OOO,
MARKSMANSHIP IN DUEL
Two French Counts Exchange Six
Shots and Go Away.
rarif. May 3.— Count iMnaei .ie Leisepjs,
*on of <"OL.nt Ferdinand de i^^sep.--, and
si. office: of a cavalry rasjfsseat, fought a
*iu«-l with Count Just de F'olfpny to-day in
\hf Pare gel Princes. Th - <lu*-i followed
■ quarrel at the circus, where blows were
As Count is Polipny is lane, the sec
onds called a halt after the first round of
Ywordplay, substituting pistols. Six snots
**re then exrhansed, Nut neither was hit.
The two ants gonlsts left the field without
• reconciliation having beta effected.
SENATOR M'CUMBER RECOVERING.
Washington, May 3.— Senator McCumber,
of North Dakota, operated on here ye*
terday because of an abscess which fol
lowed an operation for appendicitis, was
reportr-d to-night to. be making ~ rapid
*rc»ress toward recovery. „
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OPERA JTARS WHIZ
Caruso. Farrar and Gadski in
|iiy l»CKraph tr> The Tribune. 1
Atlanta. May 3.— "Fim ■! It wa? glori
ous'" said Cteryso this afternoon after a
ride at the rate of ri^My miles an hour
on the Atlanta Speedway, with Ralph
De Palnia, at the wheel of a fdant Fiat
car. Caruso was one of several mem
bers of the Metropolitan opera Company
who visited the speedway to see Hamil
ton in his aeroplane flights.
Tien it ianie the turn of Gerald me
Fariar. and she was whizzed around the
track at high speed. Juhaz then got out
his machine and took Gadski for a spin
at a mile a minute gait.
'"It's simply exhilarating, and will help
my voiie, not hurt it." said Miss Farrar
after her spin.
The «»pera singers did not altogether
outshine Charles K. Hamilton, who. with
his biplane, made a 'crosscountry flight
over a stretch of woodland to the little
tt.wn of Jonesboro and return, a dis
tance of about sixteen miles, in a little
<>ver eighteen minutes.
Hamilton announced that he would
try for a £10.1**1 prize offered for a flight
from »w York t<> Albany.
Eight hundred inmates of the Atlanta
federa' prison this afternoon expressed
in vigorous applause their appreciation
Of Miss Farrars singing. She gave a
concert for them and played her own
accompaniments. Charles W. Morse was
there, but just which of the many hun
dreds, all clad alike, the few visitors
were not informed.
FIFTH AVENUE CORNER SOLD
Philadelphia Man Obtains Build
ings at 42d Street.
Edwin Wolf, of Philadelphia, is now
the owner of one of the most valuable
speculative properties in the greater
city. The premises comprise the build
ings, on a plot 73.3 by 100 feet, at the
southeast corner of 42d street and Fifth
avenue, which were owned for many
years by the American Safe Deposit
Company and the Columbia Bank.
The buildings are No. 495 to 501.
Felix Isman took title yesterday to the
structures No. 415 to 499. on a plot r»0.3
by 100 feet, from the bank, and to the
adjoining corner parcel, 2.'5 by 100 feet,
from the safe deposit company. He
re^ransferred title to the entire property
to Mr. Wolf for a nominal consideration
over a mortgage for $l,l(»-,0<M).
Mr. Isman contracted to purchase the
property on October 127. 100G, the sale
price being reported as $1,550,000.' That
deal, however, was not perfected until
STEAMERS IN COLLISION
One of Them Sinking Off Cape
Cod — The Other Stands By.
New London, Conn.. May 4.— Word
was received here early this morning
that the steamers Ligonier and Santurce
were in collision off Cape Cod, and that
the former was sinking, and that the
crew was being taken off.
Boston, May 4.— News of the collision
between the Santurce and the Ligonier
was contained in the following wireless
message received here to-night:
S. EL Ligonier: Had collision with the
steamship Santurce off Cape Cod about
8 o'clock last night. Have taken part of
the Santurce's crew aboard, but Captain
Folker. chief engineer and remainder of
her crew remained aboard and will try
to beach her at once. Fog is very thick.
Ligonier slightly damaged forward, but
will stand by until morning, when, if not
needed, will proceed to destination at
L. A. CATES. Captain Ligonier.
The Ugoater is an oil tank steamer of
2JH tons, owned by the J. M. Guffey Pe
troleum Company, of Port Arthur. Tex.,
and bound from Port Arthur for Beverly.
The steamer Santurce, which left Boston
yesterday afternoon for New York, is of
1.122 tons, and is owned by the Harlan &
Hollingsworth Company, of Wilmington,
100.000 AUTOS IN STATE
Weekly Investment Placed at
$1,500,000 by Koenig.
Albany, May 3.— More than 100,000 au
tomobiles have been registered in this
state, according to Mr. Koenig. the Sec
retary of State, the 100,000 number being
aadened to Peter T. Barlow, president
..f the Board of City Magistrates of
New York. Lieutenant (Jovemor Horace
White applied for a number to-day uml
The number of licensed chauffeurs re
corded to date is more than 57,000.
The majority of the registrations cone
from New York and Brooklyn, with Buf
falo. Rochester. Syracuse, Utica, Albany,
Niagara Falls, Troy, Poughkeepsie, Elf
mira and Binghamton following in that
order. The country districts also show
a large gain.
Secretary Koenig said tliat he be
lieved that the weekly investments In
automobiles in this state is more than
fUSOOjOOO. He reports that there is a
larp«- Increase noted in the number of
■'j.o'T men's cars" registered.
HOLDS FIXED TAX ILLEGAL
Massachusetts Attorney General
on Proposed Law.
I By. TVi'-irrHrli to The Tribune. ]
Boston. May 3.— The proposed bill to pro
vide a uniform rate of taxation on per
sonal property throughout Massachusetts
is believed to be unconstitutional by At
torney General Malone. and he .so states in
an opinion s» nt to-day to the legislative
Committee on Taxation. The rate would
be has«*«i upon the average of the annual
rate for the preceding three years.
When th* courts were called upon to
pass upon a uniform tax of 3 mills upon
certain classes of intangible personal prop
erty they h*»ld it unconstitutional. The
Attorney General says:
•The proposed tax differs, first, in apply
ing to all personal property, and. second,
in imposing a tax at a rate not fixed by
statute. An act might prescribe the place,
in which personal property may be taxed
within reasonable limits. Hut this act can
not, in my opinion, be said to den I merely
with tin- place at which personal property
is taxed. .* nd even if it could be, the ob
jection is Mill valid that the rate of tax
bears no relation to the amount to be
KILLING FROSTS IN NEBRASKA.
Kansas City. Mo.. May 3.— Killing frosts
in Nebraska, with a temperature of 30 <le
prees registered at North Platte. were re
ported to-day. A temperature of about 40
degrees pr«-\ ailed in Missouri, Kansas and
Oklahoma last ni£hL
INCOME TAX BILL
KILLED AT ALBANY
Federal Amendment Fails in the
Assembly by Margin of
SENATE IS AGAINST I
Its Judiciary Committee, Which
Had Set a Hearing- for To-day,
Will Probably Not Report
[By Telegraph to The Tribune]
Albany. May 3. — After hanging In the
balance for several weeks the Murray
resolution to ratify the federal income
tax amendment came to its end this
afternoon in the Assembly. A motion to
reconsider the vote by which it failed to
pass recently lacked one vote of the nec
essary 7<> to pass. Sixty-seven members
voted against it. When the measure
came up in the Assembly before this year
it received 74 votes.
It is now expected that no further ef
fort will be made to report the income
tax resolution from the Senate Judiciary
Committee, which had intended to dip
cuss it to-morrow at its executive ses
sion. The Senate undoubtedly would
have defeated it if the Assembly had
Senator Hamilton to-day offered his
resolution providing for a legislative
committee to investigate the question of
a state income tax. Senator Grady,
however, objected, and it therefore could
not be considered, as unanimous consent
was necessary. Senator Grady declared
that the resolution was the result of a
plot of the Republican majority to delay
action on the federal Income tax amend
ment resolution. Senator Hamilton will
press his resolution as soon as possible.
AFsemblyman Murray did not make his
motion to reconsider the former vote on
his resolution until 3 o'clock this after
noon, when he was informed by the ser
geant-at-arms that only eight members
■were absent. The close call of the house
■when the Assembly convened in tlv?
morning showed that twenty members
were not in their seats. Four of the ab
sentees, Mr. Murray said afterward,
were for the resolution. They were Gar
fein, of The Bronx, and Edward Young.
of Ulster, Republicans, and Herrick and
Oerhardt. of New York. Democrats. The
other absentees were C. F. Brown, of
Portland; Alexander Mac Donald, jf
Franklin; W. G. Miller, of Nassau, and
James S. Parker, of Washington, all Re
publicans. Assemblymen Friend and
Delano, who voted for the bill last week,
voted against it to-day.
In speaking for his resolution. As
semblyman Murray denied what he
called the silly rumors that corporation
influence had been brought to bear upon
Assemblymen. He believed that the
members of the House were about to
\ ote according to their consciences. As
semblyman Perkins, of Broome County,
who had changed his mind within the
last two weeks, having voted against
the resolution before, declared that not
to ratify the amendment would be to re
fuse to the federal government one e of
its essential rights of sovereignty. He
said that the state shoul J place trust in
Mr. Merritt. the majority leader,
answered Mr. Perkins in a crisp speech.
"If all the tilings assumed by the
gentleman from Broome wore true," he
said, 'perhaps we could agree with his
conclusions. As to his assumption that
we can trust Congress, let me say that
the distinguished men who founded this
government did not trust Congress.
And there is no reason why we should
trust Congress. You remember the
story of the cat and the canary. Would
the canary he wise to trust the cat?
They say that this tax Is permissible
,,ly—t hat the Congress would impose it
only in emergencies. Gentlemen, they
will make an emergency. The emer
gency will immediately arise."
Mr. Merritt declared that the members
of the Legislature were there to protect
the state, and he asked: "Are we to
permit Congress to impose , this tax.
which will work to the great detriment
of the state?"
F \j. Young, of Westchester. criti
cised other parts <>f Mr. Perkins's
speech. He estimated that the revenue
from this source which the state would
turn over to the federal government
would be $.VU'MH>,«K)O. He declared that
the amendment was net in such form
that "we can ratify it, as the Governor
has pointed out."
Assemblymen Dana and Ward, of
New York, and Harold J. Hinman, of
Albany,- were among others who spoke
against the resolution, while Assembly
men Rates, A. J. Levy, Smith and Kopp,
of New York, and Frisbie, of Schoharie,
spoke for it.
RICHARD PARR !S ILL
His Absence at Heike Trial
Richard Parr, special Deputy Sur
veyor, who. when a Treasury agent, dis
covered the steel spring in the scales jbn
the Havemeyer & Elder docks that led
to the prosecutions for frauds in the im
portation of raw sugar, is seriously ill at
his home. In East 114 th street. His
physician said yesterday that an opera
tion for appendicitis might be neces
Mr. Parr has not been In good health
for six months. About a week ago he
fainted several times, and on Sunday
i,.,., me so ill that he had to remain at
his home. The trial of » "harles R. Heike,
secretary of the American Sugar Re
fining Company- and several former em
ployes of the company will he begun on
May I<> before Judge Martin In the
Criminal Branch <>f the I'nited States
Circuit Court, and if Mr. Parr is not
well enough to appear the prosecution
will be considerably hampered
Mr. Parr worried a great deal lest he
should not bs well enough to testify.
He has been constantly under a physi
cian's care, and at one time was be
lieved to have overcome a threatened at
tack of peritonitis, but the symptoms re
appeared this week His physician haß
pres 1 ribed a long rest, and Mr. Parr may
cct a leave of absence after the triaL
BIG BLAZE LIGHTS
UP SOUTH BROOKLYN
Thousands Watch Burning of
Asphalt Plant at Gowanus
POWER HOUSE THREATENED
; Coney Island Cars Held Up for
Three Hours as Fireboats
and Many Engines Fight
to Prevent Spread.
Tn a spectacular fire last night at
Gowanus Canal and Oth street, Brook
lyn, the plant of the Cranford Asphalt
Company, with all its costly machinery,
two barges, and five hundred feet of
pier, along the canal, was destroyed,
and the large brick power house of the
Coney Island & Brooklyn Railroad Com
pany, on the opposite side of the
Gowanus, was threatened, with part of
an immense stock of oil and tar. One
fireman was injured. Great crowds
gathered along the canal and in all
parts of South Brooklyn, and trolley
cars were stalled all along Smith street.
The damage was placed at $50,000.
The fire, which was discovered at 8:30
o'clock by William Tracey. the night
watchman, was caused, he thought, by
the explosion of a gas engine in the
asphalt making plant, a two story frame
building extending 200 feet in Oth street
and 350 feet along the southeast side of
the canal. Behind this plant were a three
story storage warehouse and an im
mense crane. The warehouse, which was
separated from the manufacturing shed,
was the second building to go up in
flame. The crane tottered as the fire
attacked its foundations, but was
propped up. and save for three tall iron
chimneys is all that remains of the
The fire ran from the Oth street build
ing to the office building. No. TVJ. Oth
street, a few feet east of it in the same
street. In the rear of the office build
ing vast quantities of crude and refined
oil were stored in steel tanks and in
barrels. One of these tanks had a
capacity of one thousand gallons and
two smaller ones contained two hundred
gallons. There was also a tank of gas
olene, and upon these the fireboats
David A. Boody, Seth Low and New-
Yorker kept their streams playing stead
ily after they had got the fire in the two
barges lying in the canal at the side of
the manufacturing plant under control.
The barges were loaded with crushed
stone, cement and sand, and were towed
into the canal only yesterday. Sheds
were built on their decks, and the flames
from the light wooden material shoot
ing up with those from the plant itself,
lit up all the lower part of Brooklyn.
On the drawbridge across the canal at
Hamilton avenue thousands stood, while
the roofs of the Louses for miles around
the place were crowded.
The crowds in the street were aug
mented by passengers from the Smith
street line of the Coney Island & Brook
lyn Railroad. This line was unable to
send its cars on the way to Coney Isl
and any further than Oth and Smith
streets, and had to stop running for
nearly three hours.
The firemen had plenty of ways to
light the flames, both on land and water.
The firebuats were able to get right
under the plant, and from the Oth street
drawbridge and in the spaces on each
side of the buildings it was easy to han
dle the streams effectively.
Lieutenant Dorey, of Engine 116, was
struck by a falling girder. Dr. Klepper
took him to the Long Island Col lego
Hospital, where he was said to have suf
fered internal injuries.
FIRE DESTROYS CHURCH
Priests Brave Flames to Save Altar
Vessels at Brooklyn Blaze.
A fire believed to have started when a
lighted candle on the altar fell over de
stroyed the Roman Catholic church of the
Presentation, at Roekaway and St. Marks
avenues. Brooklyn, shortly before midnight
last night. The holy vessels on the altar
and some of the records were saved by
Father Flynn and his assistants. Fathers
Burke and Koran, who dashed through the
smoke and flames to the altar.
The fire was discovered by a patrolman
attached to the Roekaway avenue station,
who sent in an alarm and then ran into the
rectory, next door to the church, and sum
moned the priests. The building is a one
story frame edifice, and the dry wood went
up like kindling- A window v.as smashed
in. and through this Father Flynn and his
assistants forced their way and crawled
along the floor to the altar. They were able
to PRve only some of the gold vessels on the
altar before the smoke overcame them, and
were compelled" to retreat to the street. The
Church is one of the oldest in Brooklyn.
FIERY SHOWER BURNS SCORE
Two Men Killed in Philadelphia Ben
Philadelphia, May L-Two men were in
stantly killed, another was badly mangled
and a score of others were, seriously
burned to-day when a 2,fton-Rallori tank of
benzine exploded in the extracting house of
the M. L. Shoemaker Company's fertilizer
plant, East Venago street and the Dela
Wilson Lloyd and Frederick Schumann
were the only persons In the extracting
house when th« tank exploded. Roth men
were hurled through the jront. Lloyd fell
back into the blazing structure and per
ished In the flames. Schumann was
found lying on the river bank a hundred
yards away. The physicians say he can
Twoscore workmen who were in the vi
cinity "f the building were showered with
the blazing oil and benzine and other
chemicals. Many of tht m had the clothing
burned from their backs.
Francis Carney suffered injuries from
which he died. I. R. Vlckers. in attempting;
to escape from the fiery shower, was
knocked down by a frightened horse. His
arm was broken and skull .fractured.
BAR AND BOTTLE BILL NOW LAW.
Boston, May 3.— The- so-called bar and
bottle bill became a law at 10 a. m. to-day
when Governor Draper affixed his, signature
to the. measure, which prohibits the sale of
liquor by the glass arid by the bottle "over
the same bar. ...
Although It becomes immediately oper
ative, the effect of the bill will not he felt
until a year from, this- time, as in all llqnor
selling communities in tl>« state the licenses
die dated May J.
F. AMBROSE CLARK.
Who was badly hurt yesterday while
schooling a jumper.
A MAGAZINE OF MYSTERY
New Move in Campaign Against
AN ANONYMOUS ATTACK
Contains Only Testimony Sup
porting Pinchot— Some Copies
at Ex-Forester's Home.
I From The Tribune Bureau.)
Washington, May 3— Sh! Sh! Sh! If
you are quite in the inner circle of the
anti-Taft-anti-Ballinger conspiracy, or
possibly if you can establish your claim
to being of the socially elect in Wash
ington, you are entitled to read this dis
patch. If you are not, please pass it by,
as it deals with a subject not intended
for the eyes of the common herd. A
magazine of mystery has appeared in
the midst of social and political Wash
ington. It makes its entry into a sordid
and heartless world clad in a large white
envelope bearing the inscription, so
simple and yet so sufficient, "Confiden
tial." It is v dainty brochure of yixty
se.ven pap^s, printed on handsome paper,
octavo size, with wide margins and per-
J>ct letter ure.^s, and, alas! it is an orphan
of unknown parentage. As Eugene Field
remarked of 'the Taylor pup." it is
"sired \>y none and damned by every
The anonymous little literary gem
bears the title "A Summary of Testi
mony by the Prosecution in the Bal
linger-Pinchot Controversy up to March
IK, 1010. " It covers the entire field of
the Cunningham claims, the Dennett
letters, tht- Forest Service, the Reclama
tion Service and the Ronald letter, which
elicited editorial condemnation by al
most the entire press of the country of
Gilford PinHiot when he introduced it
in evidence before the investigating com
mittee. Tho brochure is made up of
extracts from the testimony, and in
cludes, of course, only those parts of the
testimony of Glavis, Pinchot, Garfield
and others which tend to support the
Pinchot contentions in this controversy,
with a careful and skill ul elimination of
all those portion? of the evidence which
disproved these assertions and demon
strated them. In the majority of in
stances, to be false or wholly misleading.
It would take almost as much space
as the text of this mysterious publication
itself to contradict the false statements
it contains, to nothing of disproving
them. Thoughtful readers will observe
the precautionary statement contained
in the introduction, to the effect that "it
must be remembered, of course, that this
summary deals only with the case
against Mr. Ballinger; it does not state
or even indicate what his defence will
The remainder of the summary, how
ever, handles all the allegations, those
admitted on cross-examination to be
false as well as others, as if they were
established fa<ts, and the interjected
arguments afford abundant evidence of
having been prepared by an ingenious,
if unscrupulous, attorney.
The publication of the summary- at
this time can be explained only on the
ground that the opponents of Mr. Bal
linger keenly reallee how mercilessly
their aggregation of inferences, insinua
tions and falsifications is being shot to
pieces by the presentation of the facts,
and that they, hope by means of this
ex parte summary to becloud the issue.
As has been said, the brochure is
wholly anonymous and does not even
bear evidence of the \ !ace of its nativity.
but, as it is a confidential publication,
it may be mentioned in strictest con
fidence, that .a few of the initiated have
procured copies at the Washington home
of Gifford Pinchot.
SEATTLE INDORSES BALLINGER.
Seattle, May 3.— A resolution " indorsing
Secretary Richard A. Balllnger and de
nouncing his critics as "enemies of good
government and assassins of ' character"
was adopted by the City Council last night.
A copy of the resolution will be .sent to the
Haunter and Pinchot Investigating com
mittee. Th« resolution refers in laudatory
terms to Mr. .Uallinger'n record as Mayor
of Seattle and as judge of the Superior
Genuine pebble eyeglasses, the cool kind
that never mist. Spencer's, 31 Maiden Lane.
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-kit JrKIOIV UiN l\. i I>->1 klsewherk TWO c-kvt*.
F. AMBROSE CLARK HURT
Thrown from Steeplechaser.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Hempstead. Long, Island. May —
i Three accidents occurred at the Meadow-
Brook Club steeplechase course this
morning, one nearly being fatal. F. Am
brose Clark, who has a number of
steeplechasers and hunters entered in the
events which the club is to hold this Sat
: urday, .was schooling some of them over
the. course^ with John Hastings, his head
"Hastings was three jumps ahead of Mr.
Clark, and in trying to catch up Clark's
mount swerved at one of the jumps,
then suddenly cleared the obstacle. The
swerve and sudden raise for the Jump
threw Clark to the ground. He fell on
' his head and shoulders and broke his
About thi3 same time the horse on
; which Hastings was mounted suddenly
! refused at a stiff jump and threw Hast
! ings against the frame of the jump. He
i struck on his head and was made uncon
! scious. Both accidents were seen by
I employes, who called Dr. Laneheart and
! took the injured men to the clubhouse.
' There Mr. Clark's collarbone was set and
: Hastings was revived. The trainer re
| ceived only a few scratches.
Shortly after these accidents H. L.
' Bell, who was schooling a green jumper
| belonging to W. C. Hayes, got a bad fall.
! The horse was going fast when he took
off too suddenly at a big jump and came
down hard. Bell was thrown clear over
I the jump and badly bruised. His mount
BRIDE WAS MISS CROKER
Hoboken Justice Now Sure of
Identity of Couple He Wed.
When asked again last night about the
marriage of John J. Breen and Miss
Ethel Croker last Thursday. Samuel
Engler, justice of the peace in Hobo
ken. where the wedding occurred, said:
"John J. Breen called on me last
Wednesday afternoon and said he want
ed me to marry him the following day
(Thursday) to Miss Ethel < ..'roker. I n
Thursday he came to my office by way
of the Hudson tunnel, and about half an
hour later a young woman came to the
office by way of the West '2Zd street
ferry. I asked her if she was Miss
Ethel Croker. and she said she was. I
also asked her whether her father was
the well knovn politician. Richard Cro
ker. and she said she believed he was.'
"Breen and the y.iung woman each car
ried a dog. but neither had a ring, so I
married them without one. Bre^n told
me that his wife was going to sail for
Europe on May 4. but that he was going
to remain in this country.
"Breen asked me not to divulge their
wedding, as he was afraid he might lose
his position if it should leak out. Th
young woman also said she would like
to have the wedding kept secret.
"Last Sunday morning Breen camp to
sep niP again, and told me that he would
be back again later in the day. and ask^-,1
me to refuse to identify him as t!r> man
whom I had married. He also requested
that I fail to identify the photograph si
Miss Croker. I consented to do this aa
an accommodation. Breen came ha<k
that day in company with a newspaper
man. and I kept my word and refused to
identify him. When the newspaper man
showed me ;i picture of Miss Ethel Cro
ker I recognized it at once as the young
woman I had married to Breen on
Thursday, but I would not identify it.
"To-day, in view of all that has taken
place. I decided to )*t the true facts
come out. and what I tell you now is Uto
PATROLMAN'S SHOT FATAL
Alleged Bicycle Thief Tries to
Escape — Hit by Bullet.
Morris Brownfeld. of No. 7S Cannon
street, Manhattan, died in St. John'j
Hospital. Brooklyn, la^t night from ■
bullet wound he received while speeding
away on a bicycle he is alleged to have
stolen yesterday afternoon. Patrolman
R. B. Ferris, of the Gates avenue sta
tion, fired the shot. The shooting was
witnessed by pupils who were leaving
the Brooklyn Girls' High Detail < >n
Several bicycles have been stolen in
the neighborhood, and yesterday Patrol
man Ferris borrowed a machine and
placed it in front of the Brevoort Bank,
No. TtTJ. Nostrand avenue. He went into
a neighboring store to await results.
In a short time three young men ap
proached. Brownfeld jumped into the
saddle and started off. The offiv er com
manded him tv stop, but he did not halt,
nor did he pay any attention to three
shots fired into the air. The fourth shot
hit the retreating rider in the leg. and he
dropped. He was removed to the hos
pital under arrest. In the excitement
Brownfeld's two companions escaped.
GENERAL F. V. GREENE ILL
Former Police Commissioner in
General Francis V Greene, former Po-
Uee Commissioner, is in the New York
Hospital in a rather grave condition fol
lowing an operation for appendicitis. He
was taken to the hospital about a week
ago and operated on. Since then he has
had favorable periods, but these have
been suceeded by unfavorable ones that
have caused his attendants considerable
General Greene was taken ill about
tu,> weeks ago. He consulted with his
physician, who diagnosed the trouble as
appendicitis. It was upon his |
clan's advice that the operation was per
He was appointed Police Commissioner
in 1003 and -erved a yar.
MONOPLANE WINS PRIZES ,
Flight by a German Aeronaut Over
Strassburg. Germany. May -Th* Ger
man aeronaut Wlenczlers to-night carried
out a brilliant flight in hi* Antoinette
monoplane. sis started late In the even-
Ing from the aerodrome, four miles from
the city, and passed over : the houses in
Strasshurg. twice encircling the steeple of
the cathedral, which is 4fi2 feet in height.
By 'this achievement be won the prizes
offered by Count yon Wedel. Governor
General cf Alsace-Lorraine and Baron yon
Bulach. the Secretary of State., The
aeronaut then returned to the aerodrome
and made a safe landing.
IN GRAVE DANGER
Insurgents Wreck Raiiroad Bill
and Menace Other
BOTH HOUSES USE AXE
Traffic Agreement and Merger
Sections Stricken Out and
Long 1 - and -Short -Haul
[From The Tribune rtur»;ij. J .
Washington. Mi. The develop
ments of the next few days will deter
mine whether there is to be any legisla
tion at this session strengthening the in
terstate commerce act. providing for the
admission to statehood of Arizona and
New Mexico, authorizing the establish
ment of postal savings banks and givm?
the President authority to withdraw
from entry public lands which may be
regarded as essential to the development
of a broad and systematic conservation
For the first tim» since the rise of th«
insurgent movement the Republicans in
Congress who are seeking in good faith
to carry tn the statute books the reforms
recommended by the President find
themselves facing a situation which por
tends the defeat of their well laid plans.
They have not perhaps given up all hop*
of thpir ability to work out a solution or
the perplexing problem, and to-night
some of them express confidence that la
the next few days the atmosphere will
clear. This hop*» is predicated on the be
lief that calm reflection on the events of
the last few days will bring certain of
the insurgents to their senses, that there
will follow a sobering sense of part' H
sponsihility and that sufficient votes will i
be available In both branches of Con
gress to enact an interstate commerce
bil! which will be a forward step in gov
ernmental control of interstate carriers,
although not so weeping in its provi
sions aa is desired by the President.
It is settled that if a railroad bill is
paased it will not contain any provision
authorizing interstate carriers to enter
into traffic agreements, despite the plat
form pledge and President Roosevelt's
advocacy of this reform.
Traffic Agreements and Mergers Go-
In both the Senate and the House to
day motions were adopted eliminating
from the respective bills the sections re
lating to traffic agreements. In the Sen
ate the motion to strike out Section 7
I was made by Senator Clay, following the
withdrawal of the Cummins and Craw
ford amendments. There was little dis
cussion of this question, and a rollcall
was not demanded.
Senator Nelson then moved the elimi
nation of Section 12. authorizing ra.l-
Mi mergers, and his motion was adopt
ed without debate.
In the House the section relating to
traffic agreements was stricken from the
bill on motion of Representative Mad
den, by a vote of 110 to 91. With the
exception of Representatives Gardner
and Hayes, the insurgents voted against
the section, while most of the regulars,
under the lead of Representatives Mann
and Townsend. voted to retain it.
Long and Short Haul Clause In.
By the overwhelming vote of 172 to
4S the House retained the Ion? and short
haul clause. Representative vVashburti.
of Massachusetts, moved to strike the
clause from the bill. He made a vigor
ous speech in opposition to it. and de
i clared that it constituted a discrimina
tion against every large city in the coun
try The long and short haul provision
was defended by Representative Mann.
who said there was no justification for a.
system which allowed San Francisco to
receive its freight from New York at
half the cost that Salt Lake City »
forced to pay.
There is no doubt that when th»
House reaches the section relating to
mergers that provision also wlll.be.
stricken from the bill.
With the sections relating to traffic
agreements and mergers eliminated from,
both bills, the principal bone of conten
tion between the Senate and House may
arise over the long and short haul pro
vision. This is the pending Senate
amendment, and it was discussed at
length to-day. Senators Heyburn and
Smoot being its principal advocates, with;
Senator Aldrich frequently interrupting
to point out the danger to the general
business of the country which would fol
low the adoption of an amendment re
quiring a complete reform of existing
traffic rates. An informal poll show*
that there are nineteen Republican Sen
ators. including the regulars from th»
inter-mountain states, in favor of a lon*
and short haul clause. The Republican,
leaders hop.- that enough Democratic
Senators from Coast states will join them
to defeat the clause. It is admitted that
the wets will be close, and H is pos
sible that a compromise which will ev*e>
touhe Interstate Commerce. Commission
discretion to permit i smaller charge
for a long than for a short haul in cases
where there is de facto water competi
tion may be adopted. 'The decision of
the House for an out-and-out long and
short haul clause indicates clearly that
If the Senate rejects an amendment of
this character the IISWIIIH will rind
it almost impossible to reach an agree
ment on this important question.
Good Feeling Not, Promoted.
The developments to-day have not
promoted good feeling in the Senate.
The Democrats, of course, are elated, .or.
they believe that the gap in the Repub
lican ranks is growing wider and that
the present session will adjourn with a
record which will prove a constant
source of chagrin to the dominant party
In the approaching campaign. Ultra-In
surgents, like Beveridge and La Follette,
called by some of the friends of the ad
ministration "black flag" Insurgents, en
joy with the Democrats the exultation
they find In the present chaotic condi
tion. They profess to see the end of the
present leadership In both branches of
Congress, and care not a whit If this end
U achieved by the complete overthrow of
their party, the defeat of platfs*-*
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