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krmmZ LXXI... .N* 23,785. ,t?Jrg-e5artflrgJ,,?,,, NEW-YORK. SATURDAY; PECEMBCT
1911-TO?RTEEN PAGES. ?'? PRICE ONE CKNT'"^??^
? 1 HYDE AFFIDAVIT
Prosecutors' Aids Learn That
Daniel Reeves, Named by Til
den, Expired Last October.
MAY ASK FOR INDICTMENT
Fifty-one of the Persons Men?
tioned in Plea for Change of
Venue Deny That They
Fifty-one nut of the 137 persons who
were quoted in the affidavit of Israel
Tilden as having expressed an opinion
on the gum of Charles Hiram Hyde. for
-???., City Chainl..-1-lain. under Indictment
.. loi.1. District Attorney Whit?
man- InvOitigntOW yesterday that they
never discussed Hyde with Tilden, and.
t*urthe***more. that they had no reason to
vas guilty. Anyway, they
-rculnn't have pone on record if they
j i th"U?*,ht so, the; Mid.
affidavit, which was designed
-,?. thai public sentiment wu m In?
gfttnst Hyde that it would he
Bnpoeaible for him to get a fair trial in
yew York or Brooklyn, contained the
o1 Daniel Reeves, ? ?ro er, of No.
73-1 \ -T.rdam avenue, who was quoted
"Hyde is a ?rook.'' Invc-sti
f .? i for the District Attorney called
at the grocery store yesterday and
. i that Daniel Reeves died last Oc?
tober, snd that n? person of thai name
w . ?;.*..) wUli the business.
John K C. Desmond, an undertaker at
No 275 West 145th Street, Was dOWB ' H
XUden'? 'ist as having sail: Hyde had
no bu*in?**ss to put the people'i money in
l inks. He knew they weren't
At the undertaking shop y ester -
whs dis overed that Mr. Desmond
vas married a month a?*o and was on
?ii honeymoon at the time Tilden is sup
}-- . to ha\e questioned ?dm.
? ?ne person acknowledged yester
r) that he had committed himself
: person on the subject of H y do.
man recalled a young man coming
t" 1 :s pi i.e and discussing th?- affairs of
xh' Northern Hank, hut that was all. A
nit feature of the District At?
torney's discoveries yesterday was that
v all of the persons whose names
? in Tilden's affidavits lived
within ten or fifteen blocks of the North
irn f'.ar.k, which figures in the evidence
'Attended to It Personally."
John B. stanchheld. counsel for Hyde
u, me motion for change of venu?, ,?-.t?.l
? ?day that it was not in his province
t discuss Hj ' ? m the n- ws?
"l ire-un..- that Hyde attended tu the
matter of the affidavit personally," s.*.id
Mr. Btanchfleld when asked If he had
suggested such a method in support of a
motion for change of venue. He added
.hat he believed Tilden would he able to
substantiate his affidavits Mr. Stanch?
field, in all probability, will not appear
tinsel for Hyde when ia.- case e?mes
to trial. James W. Osborne Is tl
torney of r*eoord.
Mr. Tilden detuned to make any Btate
Twoecore or more of names will have
to be looked up before the Distriet At
? cations wiii i>e completed.
K. ?lark, Assistant Distriet . t
, who lias the matter in charge,
thai th<- findings would not 1,,? sub
1 t" a grand jury until after the
' hange of v? n ie a ere
If then- Is any evldi n< ?? that per
was committed, be .-aid, the ?Tuse
-n for Indictments.
the motion for ch_nge of venue ii
led that Hyd? "stood convicted"
doom had been sounded be
.1 ist,'??? Koni, in Part ll of the s,? la]
? ? Court, he ? ?. -
l the time for the filing of answer
y Distriet Attorney Whit
to January .'!. The motion Will be
? n January .". A motion for a
? ? : of talesin.-n will ."? Bled
?day. If the i hange of
I Hyd i ; obably will not
to tri.,i t.. fore January '?'.
? ill Williams, who is credited with
?? - that Hyde would "get his," made
i lion y? -!? i da ??? In a blch hi I
"I reside at Peeksklll, N. Y., and am not
dealer at No. Is" West 145th
I don't know Israel Tild? n, nor
an I awure '.*' having spoken to him. I
; my o] Inion of the guilt
irles H, Hyde to him
Denies Calling Hyde "a Crook."
? iMo?. ? plumb? i. oi No. 316
set, v : ted by T.1
lying: ' Hj de Is ?..k." Mr.
1 positively .. er having
? h s stai n < nt
- .? iiings. drug store man?
; ? .\\, ].",?n? Amsterdam s ?
**' i ?or this opinion: "They ;)r.;
Hal to su? h un i: as Hj de." Mr.
s lold the Investigators that he
1 lered i uch words In hij lit..
Herman Scharfer, a plumber at No.
? h av? nue, d< i la red he
1 Hyde ought i" be railroaded."
\ Shaw, a piano dealer at No.
?.th avenue, according t., TU
. .it, said* "People t..k-- i ,.,
? ' '? to fellows lik.? Hyde." Mr.
he did not make any state
***bt ... t Hyd? to TUd? n or an
'?? '?? ran a the music.
- real man." was attributed by
to a Mr S. ully, a c ndy dealer
hi So Jijo Seventh avenue. Mr Scully
y unit words t<> . ;[,i<-nS hla
? of the eapn .?ion, hut he declined
?? affidavit for the District Attor
h< bad ii" de Ire t.. "gai
' I >'!' in the an iir."
' Ell? r. a ...if.. retailer si No,
?bird svenu who was quoted by
?eying it was "Too bad Osynoi
..i to mal
; !' lo the tali u , ..f thai n mm,
Smith, a Jeweller a? No. L",.:.,
' - - "l would give him
*'?? limit" ???,,) .._. h ? H
louuinj.ii uU luna mapa.
[ DROPS DEAD AT DANC?
Woman Stricken at Home i
In the midst of the gayetv if a dlfin
dance given by Miss Flote**.? ? Mm
laughter of Justice Joseph F. Moss,
the Court of Special Sessi m?*, at it
hon e. at No. .'17 Fast 17th street, hi
i.igl.t. Miss Emma Salmon, a memher
the houFehold for many year*, fell Ul
conscious to the floor and died with
a few minute-*.
The twenty-five or so young m
and women who stopped dancing gat
?red around Miss Salmon. A hurry < ;
was sent up to Pr. ?'hurles Siefert. wl
lives in the house, and he immediate
came down and examined the stricki
woman. He pronounced her dead. B
fore th? doctor had arrived, howev?
Miss Moss had time to get Father Lui
low. of the Church of the Epiphany,
the house, where he administered the la
rites to Miss Salmon while she lay ui
conscious 1 ?r Siefert said that she dii
of acute indigestion.
TWO BROTHERS DROWN
Twelve-Year-Old Boy Fails t
Rescue Younger One.
\Vhl',< trying to save his nine-ye.ar-nl
hrother John from drowning in Halsey
Fond, at Fast ?tester, on the outskin
of Mount Vernon, yesterday afternooi
Joseph Houlahan. twelve years old. Wl
dragged beneath the surface with hii
and drowned. The two hoys were ti?
sons of Thomas F. Houlahan, city plun
her of Mount Vernon. living at No. til
B< i th Seventh avenue.
Halsey'a Pond is near the New Yorl
Westchester <*. Boston l?allroad, whlc
Is now under construction, and just a
a work train was* passim? by the eng
tuer noticed the struggles of the tw
hrothers. The engineer shut off stean
pul on the brakes and leaped Into th
pond. He whs too late to save then
but found the liodies and brought thet
to shore. Coroner Schongut. of Th
Bronx, ordered the bodies removed t
ui dertsking rooms in Mounl Vernon.
FOR SCIENTIFIC MARRIAGI
W. M. Hays Has Plan to improv
Washington, Dec 29. The classifies
tion of all the peoples of the world in
preat international census, giving cae
person a number in a single world serie.?
t" the end that the human race may h
improved by scientific marriage, was ad
vocated to-night by Willett M. Hayi
Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, ii
an address before the American Breed
As a means of improving the heredit:
"f the human family, Mr. Hays propose*
a classifii ation of all human being?
?both as to mental aptitude and geneti'
? ncy. Based on such knowledge a
this census Would give, he said, a "rscis
01 would le developed, rcqulrim
the genetically efficient to produce fam
ilies larger than th" average and thus,
lens efficient to produce familiar smallc
The world numbers, Mr. Ms y S sal?]
would serve to Join genealogb-.s into on.
numerical Bystttfn, so that all relation
ships could ho traced. Bach persoi
would have a number or percentage tha
?ou!d h>. averaged, so as 'to give th'
ki netJc or family values.
"Modern science and charity worl
against th law .,f the survival of th.
Attest," he said, "by keeping alive man>
ins who Inherit weaknesses, such a.?
? st or i usa ?iit \. By pay?
ing sttentlon t'> genetic efficiency a rac*;
may make Itsell stronger for the eco?
i oml ? ? - among the rac? s ?if th.
"The prop would somewha
Jlvl Ie people Into classes, hut the classi?
fication would h> beneficent; because i
d h.- based "ii racial efficiency. Th.
wholesome om-lderatlon of genetic facti
will l<;:,? i . leas "f divorce, greater torn
pe? i?-? and better morals. R; ising th?
_e efficiency "f the human rac?
probably would als.. Increase th" num<
??i*'-?? ,".*",i leaders
LAUTERBACH 'lN HOSPITAL
Serious Injury to Kneecap Con?
fines Lawyer to Mount Sinai.
After more than a week spent nt th<
Mount Sinai Hospital, ?'here h<- was
taken following a fail fr"tn a Broadway
car, Edward Lauterbach, the lawyer.
found by the attending surgeons
terday to be suffering from water
under tin 1 neecap.
'rli- accident to Mr. Lauterbach oc
< urred a week aso last Wednesday. "Ie
was hurrying to take a Broadway car
near City Hall, aid as he made a leap
for the rear step he fell, landing heavily
upon his nvht knee. He was I ut Into
'an automobile and rushed to the hospi?
tal, where lie was put in a private culte
land attended by several sttrgeoni An
X-ray machine used yesterday disclosed
Hi- | resence ol the water.
Sim. his confinement in the hospital
Mr. Lauterbach has been visited by
friends and members of his family. The
surgeons plan to place the Injured knee
in a plaster cast to-day, and it was said
last night thai he would be remove i
from th.- hospital to his home In a few
? (lav s.
HALIFAX HOTEL IN FLAMES
Bluejackets from the Niobe, Incased
in Ice, Fight Fire.
llalli ix. N s.l?. p.?The King Ed
ward Hotel, one of th.- largest hostlerles
p. the city, was deMr.jy.d to-night bj . Itr?
which wai bloa*n Into uni.- ial Intensity Vv
. forty-mile gale. Two hundred bluejsck?
. i i "m ?. '? ' .' adlan ci uiser Nlobe
' ed ii." "."'I'M:' a Halifax ai,,i Dartmouth
A pai im? nt*, und m wan th? Ir elfoi t>
I which wen largely su.-, essful m confining
| the Ham".- ?" tl - hot? i Th? IM gut t ol
1 th. hotel ? ni-, bul were foi ? ???<!
it.. abandon tb? Ir ix Ion* Ingi The la I
. it I mat? d al ... red by ln
ru.ni.n and m i Ion worked unii numbed
and I, . ill . .i n, |t.
MINUS 12 DEGREES IN CANADA
Winnipeg. I> _ With the ther?
. mom? ter r : degre? beloe sero
! .a Prim ?? Aie- 11 t'a I. . and _N i nd :.' al n
number of othei plac? . DVestern ?'aiiadu
Ii in th? gi |p ..i ,i cold was?*. Colder
... .' ! ? ' for? ' '
Omal i. I" ' '?? ? old stave strui k N?
, lo-daj , 1 . . below r?ro being
ii II 1.1.. Ii.u i. o without An.
I oo.tjru gittert .... appciU-r.-A-vi. |
PACKERS' POOL EXISTED,
Was Known as "Postoffice Box
No. 247," and Met Weekly
to Fix Price of Beef.
TOLD MEMBERS BY LETTERS
Concealed Their Identity to
Avoid Publicity?The "Trust"
Geographically Divided the
Country Into 5 Sections.
('hlcngo, Dec. 20.?Direct evidence that
a packers' pool waa In existence from
1903 to 1806, luid that it, after suspend
Ittg oprrations two years, resumed con?
trol of the country*! fresh meat business,
to-day ?vas given In tin? packers' trial hy
Henry Veerler, ?vho admitted that he
acted as tecretory of the organization.
It ?vas the tlrst positive testimony
Ottered regarding the existence of the ?>i?l
pool, Which, it is said, met under the
name of "Poattofflce Bog No. L'47" every
Tuesday afternoon on the sixth floor of
the ('?ninselman Building, Chicaco, to
fix the price of fresh l.oef, agree rn the
price to be paid for cattle and allot
among it.? members the amount of meat
to be shipped into the different centres
Henry Veeder, Who is a s<m of Albert
H. Veeder, the attorney fur the packers,
followed his father on the stand as the
se ond witness ?ailed by the gov?-rnment.
His story of the inside workings of the
old packers' po..l was not half finished
when court adjourned. He admitted
many of the material allegations made
by counael for the government In their
opening address to the jury.
Between 1803 and 1806, the pool mem?
bers were Armiuir & Co., Atrmour Pack?
Ing ?"onipany. Cudahy A Oo., Q. H.
Hammond .??? Oo., St. Louis Dressed
Beef an?i Provision Company, Monis ?fe
?'o and swift <??? Co., according to Henry
Veeder. In 1808, Schwarxschlld & Buls?
berger entered the combination, tiie
Business Divided on Percentage Basis.
He described ti?, meeting held every
Tuesday, at which, he said, reports of
the last week's business of the members
were received, and the allotment of the
next week's business was divided on a
The witn.ss said the country waa gen.
graphically divided Into five sections,
ca?h known by a letter of the alphabet,
and that <a<h of the members of the
alleged pool was similarly dcsir-'tiat?-?! to
...r?vent publl? ity.
H? nstilied that a record was kept
.-f the amopnt of meat shipped to the
different bra tu h houses, and weekly
?statements ??ere sent t?. members show?
Ing the cost, average price received and
the margin <.f profit <>n fresh beef In the
The witness grave a minute deacrlptlon
ot the Intricate system used by the al?
leged pool in keeping its accounts ..nd
transacting Ita business.
Attorney a f"i' the defendants made an
unsuccessful effort to prevent the wit?
ness from answering questions regarding
the im-i.ie workings of the packers' i><>.>!,
but Judge Carpenter overruled every ob?
jection and dire? ted the government t<.
proceed with the presentation of Ha
After four daya on the stand the ex?
amination of Albert H. Veeder, attorney
f.-r Swift ?S- ?'.... the first witness called
by the government, was concluded and
lie was ? xi n- n.
Although practically all the facts he
testified to referred to business t*r*ns?
acted by the packers prior to 1!hi7, a
period not covered by the Indictment
against the defendant packers, the gov?
ernment considers him a valuable wit?
The younger Veeder described the geo
graphical division ?.t the country used
by the packera as follows:
Territory A All east if the Mississippi
Rlv? r ana north ot the < Hilo River, i ?. ? pt
Territory B All south <>f the Ohio and
Potomac rivers and eai t ?.: the Mississippi
River, excepl Weal Virginia.
Territory ? ' ' 'iii?'..?'.
Territory l> St. Louis and all of Illinois
? \. ? pt Cook County and all of Iowa tx
i ept < "ouncll Bluffs
? ??aid this divisinii had Wen in < x
Istence ever alnce he knew anything
about the packing business.
Mr. Veeder said Colorado was known
as Territory E? Other sections of the
country were not included in the alpha?
bet i. a I list.
Th.- attention of ihe witness ?vas
drawn by Special Counsel Butler t<>
meeting! of the <>i packers' pool, held on
a* afternoons, at which, it is al?
ii ?rid. price. ..." fresh m? at and the price
to be paid for cattle were agreed upon.
Counael for the defendants vigorously
objected to the witness answering, but
were overruled by Judge Carpenter, who
allowed the go ?ernment to pr... eed along
this line with th understanding that s
connection would be shown between the
old poo! ''"i"' the later combination.
in rep!) to r*uei tlona the witness said;
Repreaentstlvea of Armour & ?... Bwlft
& Co.. M'-t ris .?.? i n, <;. n Hammon I .v
Co., Cudahy <*? Co. and others mel in the
Coiinselmar Building about ev? r* w?*?k
betw? en UM and ISM
Members Identified by Letters.
The ompant? s ai th.-s.- mi etli . ? \w.ro
Identified by letters. Armour .?? c. u.,8
kiiuwn as \; Armour Packing Company
?,s B, Cudahy 1 Up, as I"; <; n. n,im.
nu.ml ?V- e. as D; St. Louis Dressed Heat
and Provision Company aa E, Morris ,v
, ,, ., r and B? Hi a* Co a .;
In lv?. Brhwarxachlld A Bulaberger lolned
il,,. m?*etins and were designated by the
I, ,,, , a and Swift A ( '?> ?.. i ..mo k,?mil
under Ihe letter ll
'II,,? meeting? were h? M on th,. .sixth
goor "i the building There wer? nln? ...
p.,, iiiiiiii- There wera no rtgna on the
door These, mtsetlnga were not h.-iri i? .
iv... n May, IMS, and May. iv... bul were
? I leased tha meeting rootiu under the
,lli.-i tint, "f . Illi???? Cui-lavUM H Swift. I> ?'
I lar l ?a. II. '.f Swltt K .',,. ,?? ?; ,j M,,,,,,,'
of Artnour ?V Co.." ? mithin. ,1 Ml Vssdei
??ah the Brass which attsnttod paid th.-ir
proportionste amount ?<f tha real and otbsi
expenaea which ?aus determined I
voluma ?>f business don? la freeh hoot |n
T.rrltoiy A "
in response lu anoth? r qu< atioti m,.
i. pin d
?j i,.. oftli ? a in t? m i. n- ' m ? llnga wars
Preview of Sports
| for Dying Year
Will be one of the many
Baseball, football, track and
field athletics, boxing, yacht?
ing, golf and lawn tennis
will be covered.
AUTO VICTIM CON?
WITH A BROKEN NECK
Roosevelt Hospital Surgeons Call
Case of Lad in Their Care
ABLE TO DESCRIBE ACCIDENT
Expected After Opcr.ition at
Midnight to Learn the Ratio
of His Chances for
With his neck broken, Bdward ?'ox. a
young elerk. Is lying In Roosevelt Hos?
pital in a conscious condition. The doc?
tors at the institution regard the rase
as extraordinary. The *-**OUt"*g man was
hurt list nicht in an automobile acci?
dent on Broadway. <>ne of the wheels
of a big machine rolled over his head.
Cog, who is seventeen years old and
lives at No. 14'-* K.ist l.'th street, was
going from the New York Theatre to
the Hotel Astor last evening just as the
rush hour, with Its medley of automo?
biles, streetcars and pedestrians, was at
its crescendo. At this point Seventh ave?
nue and Broadway, side l.y side, make
the distance from < urb t,. curb Wider
than on oth"r streets, and one has to look
sharp to get across, even with th" help
of the hie* trafile policemen.
The lad saw an automobile bowling
along toward him and ?lodged it, step
iping back to avoid another automobil",
ri imr in an opposite direction. He
thought he paw hi_ chance to pain the
sidewalk, rar, and tripped across s rope
bj which ihe fust automobile that h.?
saw was t ?wing another. Al he fell, a
whe? 1 of the dead ear rolled over his
h..-,?!. Daniel ICorley, of No. .c.6 Eighth
avenue, the chauffeur of the first auto
mobile, fell th? j? rk mi the rope and
turned his head In time i" see ?'ox fall.
, The chauffeur .?-topped his car and picked
: up the lad, while a gnat croud gathered.
The chauffer did not Ins?- any time, hut
t promptly cut loose the de.id automobile
and took Cox in his car to ? Roosevelt
Hospital. On arrival It wan thought the
?lerk had suffered nothing more than
severe hruises of the scalp, hut a closer
examination led the doctors to believe
his neck was broken, and they hurried
th-? patient to the X-ray room, where a
Roentgen ray pCotograph confirmed their
Th" strangest part of the . ase, accord?
in.; to the surgeons, was thai the patient
did not ins.- consciousness, lie not only
told them his name and address, but de
Iscribed the accident, and said the ehauf
| feur was in no way to blame, for he
<< ex) had not looked to see if there was
any rope. There were no arrests.
Tip- technical diagnosis of ?*,ix's In?
jury was anterior dislocation ?if the
fourth cervical vertrebra. He had no
feeling from his fourth rib down, hut
was ah?" ti, move the upper part of his
The surgenns considered his condition
to he s, rions, ata: at midnight It was
dec!d*ed to operate. They said then that
not until after this operation would they
; i,?- able to pronounce the ratio of chances
1 f.,r recovery. Whether or not, if he re?
I covered, ?'ox would hav<? to wear his
; !? id in a caga would depend on what
was disclosed by the operation, they ?aid.
! DIES AT WALDORF LUNCHEON
?Woman Stricken with Heart
Disease in Big Dining Room.
While she was taking luncheon in the
main dining room of Ihe Waldorf-As
t'ui.t yesterday Miss Julia Hoorum, of
<>ak Bluffs. Mass., was taken suddenly
ill and removed to a private room in the
hotel, where she died a few minutes
Miss Boorura was visiting her sister,
Mrs. J. H. (Jreshain, who lives at the
Btanton apartment house, "*-,*,,. *JJ West
?? 1 st street. I?r. R. S. Adams worked
over her for a few minutes and adminis?
tered oxygen, but without avail. Coro?
ner Wlnterbottom said heart disease wa.s
the cause i f death.
? ? ?
GAS WORKERS WON'T QUIT
General Organizer Says Union
Will Not Go Out.
The f-frlk" ef the gas workers, which
lias threaten d for about a month, will
not take place, according to the an
nouncement mad? by Clavtn Wyatt, gen
eral organizer, last night, after a meet?
ing of the union at No. 12 St. Mark's
Place. Mr. Wyatt stated that between
seventy?flve and eighty union men who
Sere discharged will be taken hack as if
they had li""ii merely laid off, and that
the companies had promised to exercise
no dis. rlmli I'h'i. against union labor in
This was looked upon by the men as
., practical recognition of th?? union, a
thing which th. y had been unable to
Obtain ??''??? Oat present lime The j?en
? lal OTganl_*Sr added ?hat a rr.i n_< monta
had been made whersbj future griev?
ances and misunderstandings would be
squttably adjusted by a fair tribunal
made up of an tqoal number "i employes
'and representatives of the companies.
ii,, reconciliation was brotaght shout
;,n, r peveral conferen? i s si th.? offices of
i Ihe National ClliC 9\ deration. Marcus
! ;.i Marks acting as conciliator between
?il,, \\..ii.is ; n.i th.- i'onsolldated <;.is
Robert "'? Livingston? said later that
III!, consolidated had nut agreed t?? tuk.
. la, |f tin- 09*11. I
TOIH CROSSING^ TAKES
, TWO MORE VICTIMS
Ridgefield Park, N. J., Priest
Says People Ought to Tear
Up Tracks. ?
CALL INDIGNATION MEETING
Commuters Hit by Express Go?
ing Sixty Miles an Hour
Crossing Tracks at
1 By Tol-??:r-.t?!; to Tin? Tribun**. 1
Hackensack. N. J.. Dec. 20? What for
years has heen known as "Death Cross?
ing" at Ridgefield Park, to?>k two more
victims this evening, when the ?Tontl
nental Limited, on the West Shore Rail
nad, hurled to death Lehman H. Ed? j
wards and William H. Sunderland. who
lived In that town. They came together
from few York on the Susquehanna |
train due at Ridgefield Park at 0:11 '
The Susquehanna and West Shore
tracks run parallel through Ridgefield
Park, the station dividing them. The '
tracks run north and south, with the
Susquehanna on the west and the West
Shore nu the east. As the town all lies
on tlie east side it is necessary for all
commuters and other patrons to cross
the West ?-"hore tracks. Realizing that
the -crossing was extremely dangerous,
?he West Shore officials built a wooden
bridge over their tracks In order to es
<'..pe responsibility for deaths, but ?hll
dr.'ti us.? it as a plaything. ''assengera
were never known to use It.
Edwards, who was a contractor and
builder, and Sunderland, who was an In?
surance agrnt, were struck at the north
<-nd of the station while taking a short
cut. The fa.t that a southbound train
m the Susquehanna road came Into the
station m the men alighted no doubt
prevented them from hearing the Chi?
cago e**pr***S. train on the West Shore
road, which was running toward New
York ah.-ut sixty miles an hour.
Edwards was about thirty-eight years
old. lie leaves a wife and three chil?
dren, Sunderland was forty-two years
Old. He leaves a wife and two daugh
iters. The SunderlandS had prepared to
move back t?. Now York to-morrow*, and
this was to have heen Sunderland'? last
night as a commuter.
Father Flanagan, of Ridgefield I'ark,
was among tne first to reach the station
after the nccldt ht
"In telling where I think this railroad
company ought to he almost tempts me
to use a harsh word," said Father Flan?
agan. "Three weeks ago they killed an
old man at this crossing. That is, he
bled to death after heing hurt because a
train crew refused to wait to take him
to a hospital. When I went to the offi?
cial/* to complain they almost laughed in
my face. The people ought "to tear up
Village Trustee John E. Hoey said:
"Two more Innocent men, on their way
to their wives and children, are hurled
to their deaths he?ause of corporation
greed, our people are being slaughtered
Ilk.? dogs by the West Shore road. Nine
I * e Peen killed in the last few years.
\\'e have urged the company to put in
| an underground passageway and fence
I Iti its tracks, hut they say the expense of
? ,<lii,?HM> is ton much. Look at the fam?
ilies that have been robbed of bread?
winners because of their close-fisted
It was said an appeal will be made to
Governor Wilson at a mass meeting
planned. The whole town is in an up
roar to-night over the killing.
BRITAIN TO AID WEST INDIES
Commission May Look Into
Opening of Canal.
[My CablS to The Tribune. ]
London, Dec. 2t.?As a consequence of
lie representations made by various
marine and mercantile corporations pos
Beeslng interests in the West Indies, it
is probable that the Colonial ??fllce mav
consent to dispatch a special commission
to the?e Islands to investigate and re?
port on their condition, in view of the
completion of the Panama ?'anal.
It Is generally agreed that the opening
of the ransl ought to prove of appr??
ciable benefit t ? Britain's "West Indian
possessions, and as this event is now
comparatively neat, it is contended that
the imp. rial government should at once
Strange to assist the administration in
th" islands in any needful steps for their
SCORES JOIN MAN HUNT
Hungry Man Grabs Woman's
Bag, but Is Caught.
William H. Hudson, who said he had
no home and no Job, was locked up In
the West .S0th street police station last
evening after an exciting chase of three
hlo-cks. in which a Woman, whose bag he
had snatched; a patrolman and several
score of men and boys took a part.
The woman In the case was Mrs. Ada
H. Quintar?] of No. 128 Fast 'JTth str.-.t.
She was about to ascend the stairs of
the elevated structure at Sixth avenue
and 'JMh street, when, she said, Hudson
?natch her hag from her hand und
started across the street toward Broad?
Mrs. ?..uintard ran after Hudson,
?creamll g for the police. Patrolman
Dettmar. or the West .".?I*h street sta?
tion, heard the notes, saw the running
youth and Joined in the pursuit. The
young man ran across Rroadway.
through the next block to Fifth avenu,> I
and half way a?r?>ss to Madison avenue I
b??for< the patrolman ?aught him. He j
still bad th" bag In bin band wh??n caj.t
Mis. Quintard wen? to Um pollos ata?
ll..ii and r.-covered her bag. a ?liver iii*h|i
affair, valued at ??'??">? Hudson ih.?re
llSggsn th" poll?-, to give him ?oipething
to ?at, uid \\ 11 H.ini Klnney, t? e door?
man, had sandwiches brought in to him.
T s?- Hudson ate ravenously, thanked
th" doorman and < ntared his cell.
Ey**t*l*.*>*>e* Broken? We'll Mend Them.
DACHTERA. Mail Ave. iieur l.dHt* 4*
\\. With _t., nil -liUtl Av?..--Advt.
The Belgian poet and plavwright, who. In
purstianoa of a wager, arrived from Eu?
rope and got to a hotel in Boston without
MAETERLINCK IN BOSTON
Belgian Author Steals Into the
WINS A WAGER OF $400
Arrives Undisguised and Is Rec?
ognized in a Hotel by a Guest
Who Had Seen Him Abroad.
(By Telfprapi to Th? Tribunal
Boston, Dec. 20.?Maurice Maeterlinck,
the author of "The Blue Bird" and "The
Life of the Bee"?to quote two works
widely variant enough to give, the scope
of his genius?arrived in Boston to-night
to attend the performance of Mine.
Maeterlinck In "Pelleas and Melisande,"
an operatic version of another of his
works, at the Boston Opera House two
The stay of Maeterlinck in Boston will
be made more pleasant by the payment
?'f a little wager he made Paris last
summer ?vith Mr. Russell, director of the
Boston Opera House. It amounts to
?!,000 francs?$4^0 in real nuney?and
had to do with M. Maeterlinck's chance?
of success in getting into America un
photographed and uninterviewed.
Maeterlinck arrived in Boston at ?5:30
and went to the Westminster Hotel.
Mine. Maeterlinck is at the Lenox. After
a time Mme. Maeterlinck ?ame to the
Westminster and spent the ivenlng with
M. Maeterlinck would have been per?
mitted to be as exclusive as he pleased
had it not been for the fact that he
chose to stroll across the Westminster
foyer soon after his arrival at that
hotel. A guest who had seen the poet,
philosopher and playwright abroad rec?
ognized him in the tall, athletic, dean
shaven man ?vith ?vhorn chance had sud?
denly placed him vis-a-vis.
"Monsieur Maeterlinck, I believe?"
ventured the latter.
But Monsieur Maeterlinck only smiled
and shrugged his shoulders.
The question ?vas repeated in French.
M. Maeterlinck smiled, shrugged his
shoulders and hurriedly withdrew. The
questioner walked a?toss to the regis?
ter, and, seeing that "Maurice Maeter?
linck and secretary" were registered
there, then, in revenge, tipped off thy
M. Maeterlin.'k began to get angry as
requests for lntervle?vs began to pour in.
A ne?vspaper man bribed a bellboy to
go to the Maeterlim-k suite with a mes?
sage. The bellboy came back, fright?
ened and disconcerted,
"(lee!" said he; "never again for me."
An att"iupt was made to reach M.
Maeterlinck over the telephone. Th?;
author'a seeretaiiy, a little bit of a man,
who scurried r.'-rnss the corridor as if
he were afraid the newspaper men would
kidnap him, answered the call.
"Monsieur Maeterlinck is not?t home,"
he said. find hiiiii*7 tip the receiver.
Mme. Maeterlinck characterized Bos?
ton to-day as "the city of silence and of
work." "N'e?v York has the most won?
derful vitality of all cities," she said.
Madame does not believe in man-mad?,
law and would have woman absolutely
free. On this subject she said:
"Woman should be free In all thing?; - I
free from man's regulations, free from
the critical regulations of woman. No
one shouhl jmlge her at all, for who has
a right to Judge? Woman should love
whom she chooses?on.- num. perhaps, or
hundreds. No law should hold her to
unhappy lit*?-. Divorce, for those who an?
so unhappy as to nee?! it, Is a godsend
even more important than marriage It?
" 'Tls a waste of time, this foolishness
of the ballot. Woman' is not mad., r<>
usurp men's ways. Let her be free in
love and in life, but let, oh' let her be a
"WOULD DIAZIFY THE OFFICE'1
Watterson Says Roosevelt's Election
Would Also "Mexicanize Republic."
chariot!? N ?'. Dec. 9). If Boesavell
.stum!.I lie returned to the Presiden,??. !,.
would I ?In/If v Hit? olll? e ami Mexl? aiiU?
the Republic," according to Colonel lient?.
\\'ntt''rs?ui, the veteran Southern e.ll'or, at
a ii,?n?|ii?i here to-night.
Mr Watterson tMelareil n<? did not ?Jtarf
In the ahum that Cwonel B.?>.?.. v.lt r>-.?l!\
I? ,i candidate, and express??! the belief
that .?v.-n Hhould .? stampede nioViin? lit for
him mi???<?<! ii th.. coming Natloaal it<
publlcati Ctwiveni!. i.<- would not can*)
,, single state in the 1'nlon
DEVVEVS WINES FOR NEW YEAR'S.
Champegaee, Btlll Wlnea or ?bap.- Jules
n r Uswey .?? .Suns Co., ?ss i-'uitun st.. NY.
CODE IS DEFEATED
Amid Wild Disorder, Measure Is
Lost by 39 to 34; Absentees,
2; Not Voting, 4; After
CONNOLLY HEADS REVOLT
Fusionists Will Prepare Code
Now?"We Done the Best We
Could" KenneaUy Say?-No
Tears in Mayor's Office,
Where Trouble Has
Tammany alder-men failed to "put It
across." They were defeatod yesterday
In trying to pass through the board the
proposed new building code, which has
been atta?ked on all side? as showing
??iSiTlin I nation In favor of the hollow tile
business, In which Tammany men are
said to be Interested. At times there
were scenes of the wildest disorder, a
dozen or more aldermen trying to talk
The final vote was 34 In favor of the
code to 39 against It. It required only
forty votes for passage, and the T?_m
m?ny leaders in the Board of Aldermen
thought they had them, as they have
controlled the board for two years. Four
members did not vote, and two were
Borough President Connolly of Queens
and Alderman Dujat, the new Demo
?ratlc leader In Queens, and Aldermen
Drescher and Hoert**., of Brooklyn, all
straight Democrats, vote?! against thi
code. Aldermen Cole nnd Fink, Demo?
crats, from Richmond, refused to vote, as
did Finnigan, Democrat, of Brooklyn.
The Demo? rats also lost the votes of
Aldermen Khntholt, of Queens, and Van
N'ostrand, of Manhattan, who have voted
regularly with them for two years, al?
though elected on a Fusion ticket. Al?
dermen Mtilhearn, Finley and Markert.
other u's'oiiists, ?hi have oft-n vote?l
with Tammany, opposed the code. An?
other, Alderman Fagan, did not vote.
The only member elected on a Repuh
llcan and fusion ticket two years ago to
vote for the code was ??odwln, of The
Bronx. He has been voting for the most
part with Tammany for some time.
The failure to pass the code was a
great blow to Tammany men, who con?
fidently expected to put it through at
what was the last meeting of the Tam?
many board. On New Tear's Day the
new board will be organized by the
fuslonlsta, and they will at once devote
themselves to preparing a code that w;!|
meet the best Judgment of experts In
building, fire prevention and the safe?
guarding of human life, while at the
same time discriminating in favor of no
material as against any other of equal
While, the voting was going on Jt
Oaffney, a friend of ?'liarles F. Murphy.
was In an anteroom doing his best to
encourage those who were trying to pass
the code. "Boss" McCooey, of Brooklyn,
also had a representative to keep bis
men in line.
Alderman Dowllng, the majority leader
in the board, had the able assistance of
Vice-chairman Bent, who was In the
chair, In his efforts to put through the
code. When It was all over both Dowllng
and KenneaUy, chairman of the commit?
tee that presented the cods, showed bow
thoroughly chagrined they were. They
di?! not acknowledge It In their speech,
"Vote Speaks for Itself," Dowling Baya.
'The vote speaks for itself." That
was all that Dowllng would say.
"I have no regrets," said KenneaUy,
who Is Charles V. Murphy's alderman.
"I did not ask a single man to vote for
the code. The Democrats did not stand
by us. As to whether tho new board
can pass a code, I would ?ay that If
they can get the various Interests to?
gether they will be able to do some?
thing. That, however, SSSSSS an almost
lm| ossilile task."
Unofficially it was learned that no
tears were shed In tho Mayor's office be?
cause the code did not go through. It
saves them from the embarrassing task
Of passing upon it.
The line-up on the final vote, which
was for the passage of the code, was ?as
? Pal .win il). Man.). iMcAISSC ?P. Bk >,
, Karton il? , Hit.). IMccann i.V., Man).
Bra ly |D., Q? ?. i Marx ?p.. Man?.
i'auiptM-11 (p.. Hk ). lMe?sher?D l-ik ).
Carberry (D., lik ?. I Molen (D . Bk?.
?orneli ?D . Rmd.?. I Nugent iD , Man ).
?'uni.lngham (D . Hk.). | Keardon ?D.. Man.?.
Dc-laney ID., Man i. lit iff ?P. Man)*
Dtramond iD., Man.). I Sheridan tP . Hk.).
DowlillR 11'.. Man ). I Smith '!>. Men,.
u Dreecher (D. Man.). I Snail ?P. ur).
Uodwln -.Fusion, Bs.). ! stanl-ton ,D. Man.).
Hannon ID., M in ?. ' \Val?h ?P. Mm ,
III. key il?, I'M ). I Wendel ?P.. Man)
Kenrially i[>. Man). White ,P, Man).
Kann?*/ ?P. Hk i. ?Vic? Cbalnnaa Kent iD..
I??.iite iP.. Man i. I Bk ).
Loos (P.. Man.?. I
Becker .It. Man). Maikert ?Fusion. I*1*.*..
Holies ?R.. Man). M rrtaoo tK . Bk.).
Bota-hm ift., Man). Mvlbasrn (Fusion Hi).
Brush i H . Man i , |< Mrtn ,.
?aUagh.m iR Hk l fot tar >!< Hk i
Cotoman ?it . Hk ?. Ischloai ,i: Man ?.
?in i.m iR. Man?. I Shipley iR'. Qs i
Pa\i? iR Han.) Volkmatn ?Fu?, ?Un ?
Plainer iR. Hk , Vea Noatraad il* Man i
Potiler iR . Man ).
Pxwnlng iR . Bk i
A S. Pre? .her ? p . Bk )
Pinat ill . ''*? '
Ehntb It ?Fu?.. Qs).
Klchhorn ?It . Hk >
Wen-ton ill, Hk i
Will?! 1 iR . Mai. ?
President Cron-arali ,r..
Riii ! i.
PreM|.|,?nt Conn?.i > ,p
K?terhr??>k iR. Hk ). I Commissioner Whttil?
Kmley .Kuslon. Bx.fc for pr?sidant Miller
rtJkl <n. M 1 ?Fusion. Hx.,.
day nor ?R . 15k?. CommiMkawr founds
Qrlmm ?It.. Hk ? ; f?r n-rident Steers
Hamilton iR . Bs ). tKualon Rk "
llert.st iR . Bx I. 1 ? M \.? liy .?*
h mm* a?. Hk ?. i atea, Man ?.
<V>1- it?, Rio? i iFtnk ?P.. Rui,) |
Fagan ?Fusion iHx ). j Fmnl.ar; iP.. Rk ).
Trenldent Mit,net (F ?. ITowen ,p Vsn ..
Nota-Man. for Manhattan; Hk for Kr ?.?klra.
JRx. for The Bronx; Qs. for Queens; Raid for
He?apltulHtlon-F?>r. .11; against, ? U;
not voting, 4; absent, *_.
lllnss? Keeps Two Men Away.
Both th.? absentase were away throufh
Illness. President Mitch?1 has typhoid
fever, an 1 Alderman Towen. who Is Just
recovering from a long sickness, started
for Florida yesterday morning. The ma?
jority were talking _f sending p Cah U