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Death of 146 Young Women One
Year Ago Called Into Being
Committee on Safety.
Secretary Calls Attention to Pro
tertiv. Measures Meant to
Supplement Hoey Law
and Requiring Action.
The general public alarm sounded by
} era u-ar ae?> yeaterday at
n th? flach Bullding, when 141*,
ien tos? their Uves, bas had its
, ?? Ion, though mut h m?1 t"
r Inadequate Are protection
8n?_ ; existing In thai and similar
?oft t the time, ?s hich led i !hlef
froki ' I ha! ? 11 petition ol the
? h ippen .?t any time, have
? i bj .m aroused public sen
i . . ? ? for one year no similar calam?
Ip t- d Ihe city. 1_ t t here ere still
>-cs tx fore the lnwm < ?. r i
. e Ignored safely
ir - ope of nil the public spirited
p I ?it the time by on unre
palgn on the part of The Trlb
QD! trumentol In obtaining
laws and inoro efllclen! local
rot? ttlon from Are of
t>. lofta and factory buildings
? far has reduced t.i a
incea of another wanton
i or human life auch aa occurred
of lin Triangle Walal
... of the t ommlttee on
. si ? ol Sew York, whit li
hortlv after the Aach Build
d other organlxat!?
?ear. ins ?gone on unceaa- j
no mi ans hnishel. The |
? loey lav . a inch wen! into '
bshlng a fli ?
? r Ihe eupervlalon of
ind oentrlng In the
u ? ..- . n forcing Ihe
? el] as nf il BCO> inn: and
where needed
??i in? i Ij d< legatt d t?i various
?? i. nts with tin attendant Irre?
tap< . vvas ? alg
pi In the cause
? considered sufflcienl
? on
Iding for mote atrln?
and designed to
? :><? facllltlea and !m
; conditions have been Intro?
ature during the last
following Ihe reporl of the State
gating ' 'ommiaeion. Thia
in was appotnted ahortly after
..:.- faotorj tire through the ef?
tee of Safety, of th'*
tbe I'ifth Avenue
ommlasion was au?
i to tn?- conditlona un
? ire was ran led
md class m this
portant measures
Ion of
Immediate pressure
j,nd inl to beai on the
. the friends of the Committee
ganiaatlona Inter
? -irenuou- cam
en ttie members
? . i heir obligation to
, . . .i tiie hills recommended
. ..ir\ tm tmii??mi? ? ?Corn?
il is felt that If the I.ill. -Are.
not ?passed at this session of the Legla
'hat the hard work
of the commission donne several months
?ngi!-le resulta
Urges Legislation Now.
? > sterday to ih*
?'hm M. Williams, acting exec?
Of tlie l'ommlttee un
If the hills do no! pasa at. thi:- session of
? BUM 0| lliuch
? to th< organizations which
i.Ug the last year t?>
? v, i tu rellev. the pi ? at nl
n ? u conditlona In
.? ifai tunnK establish
thai constitute a daily menace to
ilth of thousands of work
and children.
I? d been hoped thai the shocking loss
? he Aach Building fire ha?l
? i - and the ? ommunlty
at lar?.? t?? a full sense <?f their .?capon
. | 1 th?- lack "f interest dispUved
r of the I ?glslature at the
tO indicate that the
? ughl by i he- Triangle Ara
or got tea.
? i king only twenty mlnutt
when th- hundreds of git Is em?
? ? . upper floors of the Asi h
WOUld have beCfl safely in the
and on theli way to their hornea
. i ?n ihe Triangle
factory, on ihe ninth fluor of the
I at S 1" l- in. on Mar? Ii __, a year
? ? which followed w-ill be the
fetlme to thoaa a ho
i -i t hem.
Jn i | imites th? lives
rla ha?l ("en snuffed out
| . bodies lav !n
piles on the Poor of the flieawep! toft,
thirty or forty of them In One place near
the do?.r leading lo the atalrwmy on the
? _u?!i Place i-'!? of ii?" building,
luv had perished wnilr flghlinc one
nn?.ti>. /i,,i but unavailing effort
.escape. That door was
ordlng to the teetimony <?f sur?
al th<i trial of the Trl
ompany proprietors, laier on.
Seore? of glrla leaped from the windows,
eight, nine and ten storlei above the .treet.
dea! in on, place to many bodies
fell that the class and Iron deadlight? In
tbe pavement were broken and a great
? ? ? . area way below,
where the abapeleea bodies of twenty or
niuic plria were found afterward.
There was foil one small fire escape on
the building, which opened on .tit airsh.tft
in the rear, it proved to be a ladder of
death, tantead of an avenue of eafety.
Many girls crowded against Its flimsy rail?
ing which gave way and let them fall to
destiuctiun on the cement covered
CMii-t below.
Must of th0M, who mtTt? 8avr(1 owe<1 Ulf,)r
lo the heroic work of the men who
kerf ihe elevaton running a? long as the
! l tot them. rfut hPr,. too> many
i-rlshed by dropping down
the elevator shafts or trying to slide down
100.000 Visited Morgue,
i hundred thouaand persona visited the
morgue on thai Sunday ? year ago to view
? -dus of the Triangle fire victims.
were Hand in black coffin? in long
town mt th- floor, n wa? a scene filled
human angutah aaeh as has not been
ayed In thia dty ?incft the g-ocum dls
"-ter. when tsuur. than six times that many
h ?die? lay m the same place Then many
?'? the boxes contained the bodlea of tiny
human being?, little members of St. Mark'a
Sunday school, but the ,rrh-f of those who
? ?**itwl the morgue a year ago wai not less
U'lth all the public indignation aroused
because of the admittedly inadequate means
"f protection and escape from Are In the
Am h Building at the time of the disaster.
the direct responsibility for the death of
those working glrla has never been fixed.
?am? and Max Blanrk. who con
?ti?ited the firm of the Triangle Waist
< o*tvpany, were promptly Indicted on seven
??pgrate counts for manslaughter in the
'9*1 and second degrees, were tried last
"T'-embar, and were acquitted. Witnesses
^?Ufled that the Washington Place door
Tests were inailc Thursday hv man) women, gowned in modish garb, of the new "Im*- platform" street
cai m the Lexington avenue ??.inK Women with hohblt skirts, fat .nul "?lim women, and even old women
(if such there be), found ihr reduction ??? the steps heiglu from l'1 to 1" inches an acceptable and appre?
ciable aid to their comfort.
was lock? .1. A p;?rt of the door end the
lock itself were exhibits In the courtroom.
???ther witness, s testified that cuttings from
the ?loth used in th.? waists and other In?
flammable material! had been allows to
accumulate on th?' floors for more than
two months prior to the fire
Why Prosecution Failed.
Hut the Inability "f Ih? prosecution to
- o*s .? personal knowledge of the locked
?lour at th?? time of the tire and othi
: geni conditions, a legal ? n -uired
to prove criminal negligence, saved the ?le
fendants. Commenting ?m this polnl al the
. Tim Tribun?
Whenever ,t is propel and reasonable to
assum? Ihi t kn ?*? ledi
< ondltiona and n foi them, the
burilen .if the [i
knowledge and responslbtlltj should be
lightei ? tl
Mass meetings "f the relativ? ?? and ftiendi
>,f t . lire victims were held in ;
against the acquittal of Harria and B k
and demanding another trial I Hat riet \t
tornej Whitman took the mattei up and a
<1>]\ u.?s Bel for .? second trial It wa
a feu <ia\s ggo when ih? case was called
again before .1 usti?*? Beaburj In th? ?rimi
hhI Branch of th? .** prem? Court.
The court, however, wa
It..' law pmrlrtlna that no man ?an be
plme.l m i opard) a second time for th?
satn* offence to nstrucl the lury to find
for the defendanti The sis remaining in
dictmenti agatnat Harrt" and Bis nek were'
Perhaps one r?f th* most Important bills
now pending before the Legislature
result of the report of the state f
investigating commission is one pro
for fire drilla li lorj build
manufactunne eatabllehment In which
more iir?n twenty-five persona at
ly employed above the gro nd 01 ret ti<?<.r
This bill provides that such a ?hill shall
be conducted at least once every three
months under the supervision of the local
tire department or one of its officer in the
of Neu York the Fire Commissioner
and elsewhere the state Fire Marshal 1
authorised and dir? ted to eup
Another Mil requires that there shall be
provided In every factory building a eufrl
? ent number of properly covered fir. i.f
I teles, to be placed as may be directed
by the Fire Commlsalonei' in New York
I it y und elsewhere by the State Co
f-ioner of Labor, in which shall he deposited
ail Inflammable waste material, cuttlngg
and rubbish
?ither hills provide for fin-tir..of ??oors,
more ample exits automatic Bprinklers,
more -testing rocm for employes, so thai
they v mi have a safe and unobstructed
.?way to the exits, a limited number
of employ? s occupying any floor above the
first or }rr?i'ind floor, the UmitaUona to w
based upon exit facilities, an?! a. prominent
and legible display of all estll ?ign?
BiBhop Grecr Confirms Class of 152 at
St. Bartholomew's.
rive languagea w. te employed In ? eon?
fivmatUm whi?*h took i?la?e yostsrday sft?r
noon in St. Bartholomsw'a Church, Mad)
son avenue and 44th street, of which the
itev. l?r. Letgbton Parks is rector?_Cng
llsh, Swedish, Ormflii, <'hi?ese and Ar?
menian. The numher Confirmed was 152.
Bishop ?Ireer ?ifflclatr?d. In Knglish. of
?nurse. The R.v. Hugo Molmgr??n prcsent
ed fourteen ?-"ufdeH, the Rev. A. Vohannan
eight Orientais, the Rev, Max i'lnkert thir?
ty-two Germans, and the Kev. It. S. W.
Wood, acting for Guy Maine, two China?
men, Th? others were English, and came
from both parish church and chap? I
in his address to them Bishop
sp?ike of the. mixture of tottgliea and races
in this city and country and of the univer?
sal Christ. Among the number ware many
from other religious bodies, including l,\i
th?*ran, Roman i'athoiiv, Armenian. Prea
byterian, Methodist and nearly all com*
Takes Place of Jacob H. Schiff, Who
Had Cold.
Samuel Untermyer laid the cornerstone of
the Temple Kmai.u-Ki, Congregation Stair
of Aaron, at Yonkers yeaterday, in placa
of Jacob ft, Schiff, who telegraphed that
he had a cold and could not como out In
the rain. Th? ceremony was performed In
the old building- The congregation is com?
posed largely of commuters.
Mr. Untermyer said:
The time has passed when our oburehsa
and synagogues can confine tht?inselve., to
mere doctrinal teachings. The discussion
of the. moral and ethical questions ?)f the,
day Is at last recognl_?-d as a legitimate
and necesary part of religious education.
May I express the hope that your rabbi
will Insist upon pressing upon your con?
stant attention the application of our
ancient and beautiful religious doctrines '.o
the great live Issues that are seething
around us. the solution of which involves
the betterment of our beloved country and
Its people.
Mayor .lames T. I,*tini?n, Judge Basil,
L?eslte Sutherland, the Rev. Karl Reiland.
Max fohen and Rabbi G s brie 1 Schulmsn
slao spoke.
Many Important Matters Are
Pressing for Solution.
CIosp Vote Predicted in Wiscon?
sin Man's Case - Lorimer's
Friend. Hopeful.
. ?
behind ??i
the ta- I. nf ?It-; ' in ?t
on thi ?"HI he
taken on Hie Ii gti lallve ?
On Ihe folios ii
? ? inn hill, for
_ ii|.-ii a I? extra igar?t men ire I
The - mmltlee ?? ids the
.,'. 11 .? i. ? er eli
tlon w|
Is to hi - bmltted to ths
B< nate ?? tor Pen
I .,<:e - | ?
vv 111 ; ?
?? ?
? . au?l tl.mmittee will
i .
It Is ex pi
, ,;,
)? ,t.- on ' he Btei ? !hi :.?l of
w hli ? its pi obahly ?-??
clear I ? nf thi
,-f i m r uptlon 'iln si -i" i?-?t dii? ? i'\ in
volve thi er or not hi
vv.-,-* used lo pro? lire Ihe ? I- ? t
.?t.ii Btephensoti '1 : ?
a hethi r t
? .m amounl a }'? ~. 000 In a
pi I ma ifflclent to Invalidate
the act ml eli ? t Ion by the Stale | ? .
idmltted lhal Hi* v..t.- will
be ? lose, but thi I ? natoi
i ? outcome ??f ihe second Investigation
of tin i,oi|mi i? ? ? re doubtful Thi
? ? uf ihe Senate a til prob?
ably divide on Ihe question, Ihe prospect in
?i.it. Itself, so far aa it Is reveal? ?l.
being slightly t.i the disadvantage of
lor Loiimer. Hla adherents, however, i
lieve thai the facl thai little additional
light was ahed on Ih* alleged briber) by
the second Investigation and thai hla elei
tlon was "Hi ?? declared valid i?\ the Renate
and la practically ret ndfuttieata will have
auffielen I weigh! with Senators I" Inaun
decision favorable to Senator lx>rlmer.
What course ihe tariff debate will take In
the ui?i?er bouae is problematical, bei
of the uncertain attitude of Ihe Insurgents.
The regular Republicana will offer some
amendments to Ihe House steal bin and
P'llnt out some of Its more RiarliiK defect!
The D?mocrate win support it. Convinced,
however, that they will no! i*- ?hie to mus?
ter suftiiient strength to paaa it. they bava
notified the Insurgents that they win lake
what ii offered to them in the way of t;irirr
reduction, Indicating thai thej win enter a
Coalition with th? Ins?ltente as lung as if
suits their purposes
Senator Cummins la preparing ? steel
bill Which may serve as a basis for the
compromise, a similar compromise maybe
reached on sugar. The attitude of the in?
surgents fin the wo??) bills is doubtful, and
will probablv remain so. us Senator La
follette, who baa appropriated t?? blm ?if
this particular :leld of ihe tariff, will prob?
ably be devotlag his inure attention to big
campaign. Up to the present time the in?
surgent Senators have shown a disposition
to oppoae all Republican tariff revision u
b ss th. v ara permitted to dictate the rat?-n.
The wool bill m in " -lib-mina. Tiny
will be nailed mm between the
Democratic ? dlcan bills, the
latt.r baaed t af tha Tariff
Board? f"i tit of which the
insurgents COi If great fight dur?
ing tin- closing di he last Congress.
Similarly, ti s Insurgents are uncertain
what course to pursue with respect to the
exdss tax bill. Some of them are In?
clined to oppo.se It aa laying a burden on
Industry and taxing earning capacity In?
stead of capital. It Is certain that the
measure will undergo I rigorous attack in
the Senate.
The Woman's Christian Temperan, *
Union will hold a meeting In Ihe small
ballroom of the Hotel Astor at 3 o'clock
to-day to discuss the army canteen, which
w.u. abolished several years ago. The
union is strongly against the maintenance
of the canteen in the i nited States army,
snd among those whose aid has been en
llsled in ihe cause and who will address
the meeting to-day are Lieutenant Gen?
era! Nelson A. Miles, |T. H A., retired;
Colonel I,. || Mans, chief surgeon, cen?
tral division of the fnlted States army,
and former Congressman William S Ben
Carneoie Foundation Expendi?
tures Now Approximate Income.
Law and Mining Schools Criti?
cised -University of Vir?
ginia Is F('co?ni/*cd
? ? ||.?||
f" r Ih< \d IH
th.- Mil? ?!?' within 1 t th? l m
? ; '. .1 11 ?-1 ..f
t run. a hi? h non in lud?
, ? ..
n'.|'?;:v Kxpendlture has non approxln it? I
??..,.. .
. ?? ? .
? ? .1 hv the ' :."i)n
and ?? : ? 000
illowan? ?
tty-i . rtil Ih*
tnl*? - ? " ?? ** ppll? ?i
s J? in? appll? ?
\\a- i. fus? 'i T
?'il". ? ? (,, indatlon In
leiing specla
?' ?. i '. |. ' it.. lude
d< ntlsl oi other admlnls
? i ?an k in ,i olleg? oi nlv?*rsity* has
I .iit it I! ? i?ng1y the
< ?lit?. <<f making exceptions. Kver*. ? ?? 11?-??.
? ?ii ? onslde-m in*? .., ?? ?
ill of in- fi ii rd ??f
\ neu rule nometh
III been ? itu hllshed, hoa ? ?
under w hi? li the foundation will continu?'
lo i prof? ???. when
?.?His ;m allowance begun bj his own In*
?titution m lbs expiration of twenty-five
years of professorial service ot thirty years
profi ?or,
Tin report, aa usual, *????- deeplj Into the
educatlonaJ activities of th. .ntry, paying
partltrular ;?11**t,11..?i t" professional ?
I ? arloua kni'i Thus, it find - In I
< dui atlon an in . Iructlon
;? nil nn increasing emphasli on better stand
Bl . !?? BOtl -i it.til',, bodh i like th?? Am? i ?
FtOI ' ? ! it Ion, ''H' H BO) I ttt.it the
lots ?*. hool ? me -tiii turning out tine.
un.i tu.m? los i si i ?' th. rninti ? '
and mi. -half "f the -i.it".? have no adequate
educational requirement f"t admission to
the bar, To th. -? ? nndltlona, l't? ild? nl
Pritrhetl ttniik*.. ma) be ascribed In large
part the miscarriage of |ustic<< i-omplalned
if. th? law's delaya, the cosi <>f litigation,
publie disregard of law and dlsn ptc! i i
tiir ludieiar)
Th.- Carnegie Koundatlou. n will he re
tnemberod, published ? bulletin in the autn
mer "f llll ?II?. Ming the t?h<*cp frmn the
gonts among tho radical schools of tbe
country. It nom reporta thai In th?
ended lust September twent) two "unwoi
thy" medical achoola passed oui ?>f exist*
et:. ?'. ' unable t?i stand the light ??f r i?i
nit-." while ;?n equal number ?if worthy
Inalltutlona made eich advances.
l*oor and pretentloua graduate achoola
conducted with the funda of undergraduate
colleges sad attended chiefly b* aubakllsed
students, President, Prltchetl considers,
oftsn merely impair the spprsciatlon of
good undergraduate teaching and hamper
real research, through the multiplication of
mechanical semin?is, dlassrtatlons and the
Ilka '*
He flnds also ?i wsste of engineering
?chools, entailing duplication "f facilities,
competition in low entrance requirement!
..ii?i poor Instruction. Borne stales, he asys,
have four, tlvc, sewn and nui" BChOOll of
engliisai Im eaeb, Bau N"iR ? * 11 > alone
has six and l'?*tuiR> l\ ?uil.i thirteen, flve of
these having l??-*' than tottg atudenta each,
Th.? engineering aodetlea ars en operstln**
with th?- foundation lo bring shout an
elimination through Inststsncs upon proper
Tin? prasldsnts sf Harvard, indiana Unl
vsrslt] an i Veaeet collage bava besa elect
ad within th?> year to uieiiih.rshlp In the
board ?>f tweiity-flv?? trust.'en of the founda?
tion, whirl) In com pos** I of university and
college preKidentH and financiers.
The frisada sf i>r Charlss m. Dunoaa,
visiting physician to St. ??rcgory'H Hos?
pital, are congratulating him upon the hu -
cess of his SXPSrkSMBtS with his new treat -
in.nt for tutierculosis CaUsd the "Auto
Therapy ?"ure." The tTSStmsnt, which it
Is said consista of the Injection of live
germs into the system of the patient, has
received favorable comment from many
physlolsas.aa men gg from the laaflli ?i
Irr Willla-n H. Freeman, who ha?? BSSd
the ireatment. .?-aid last night that II
aulta have been moat .atlnfactory.
Responsibility of Husband for
Wife's Tailor Bills Involved.
Appellate Division Reverses the
Late Justice Truax, but
Bench Is Divided.
The Appellate Division of the Supreme
Court has Just dlspose.l of an sppeal In?
volving the question of whether . amuel \V.
Pe? k or his wlf_, Mrs Josephine Peck, wa*
responsible, for a hill of $,VE which the wife
Incurred at her tailor's for a few suits and
other artiele?. Incidentally, the case
brought out sum? expert testimony as to
the sartorial necessities of ,. woman who
wants to he well dressed
Samuel \y, {Vck. a rich clothing manu?
facturer, an., his wife lived at the Hotel
Ansnnln. The testimony showed that the
husband's Im-onie was J4S. ?v> a year, and
Mrs. 1'er-k .ad! that they lived nf the rata
Of ..."On a year Peck used to allow lits
wile |EM a month for clothes and tM a
werk for eah fates and lunches
Mrs. Peck contemplated a trip to Kurope,
and to prepare fur It she visited the wom?
an's tailoring establishment of one Solo?
mon Rasenfeld ami ordered those few
"simple" thlnga: Brown leather automo?
bile coat, lliv.. bine and White suit. JUS;
blue taffeti.at, 00; piqu? suit, Jl.VO, and a
whit.- serge suit. W, making a total of
ISC All these Mrs. Peck had charge,* to
her husband, but matrimonial troubles
in use in the Peek family. and the husband
refused t,, pay the bill. The tailor sue,|
Peck. Th.- suit was tried before the late
Justice Truax, who dismissed the action
?without submitting to the jury thequeatlon
of the defendant's liability.
Counsel fui the plaintiff showed that Mr.
and Mrs, Peck were living logether when
th.- di bi was contrai ted ! y the wife.
Rom i feld had been in tin- employ ot s
Fifth avenue tailor when- Mis. Peck had
'liait, and the plaintiff wanted to shou
that his pries, compared with thoae of his
former empl.r. were not too inch. Jus
said: ? Tin- courl ?Till take ju
dlclal notice that the piare Is high prlcod."
? ? r allowam ei to his wife
to vi in, i, peck test! (led, hi aid ' ?? .av?
ilis wife m m.| additional before sin- _.nt
i" Europe, and that she look with her a
}.', -"?i |i itrr of credit
k testified further thai he thought
Mm Peck would buy her dresses abroad
with the '??.'??? nut Mrs Julia Solomon, a
slstei ... Mrs Perk, ?is a witness for Peck?
tuiil how mistaken the husband waa
Mr? Solomon helped her sisti r pack her
liv l.i t.* ii inks, an I thi ic sre som< of ttie
Pi ck I'i'ik with lier to Europe:
More than thirty dresses, tlir.losen pairs
? f gloves, Iw.-hi hats. tu.i d'.z.-u pairs
ihm Ik 'el icklngs .-r.?i i- n
pans of riding tiRliis.
It had advertisements published in
I'.h is thai - ? aould nol paj any bills of
ins aifi
v.- to (hi requlri.nts of s well ?iresseii
womai Rosenfeld, the plaintiff, testified
? ?? well dressed woman wore a dress
i?r ^uit after me style had changed, and
. ? ? . nged twlci i year,
Mandel .1 i lair another experl '? --tried
that ?oil dn ?-? ?I worn? n U?? nol wr
four months tbe sort
? Mrs Peck ordi red from Ro
Thi 1 ? lie Division has reversed the
l S TrU IX, and has ordered
ni "Th?
i uni- it necessities, strictly speak?
? u was presented if
lies In the sense
ii ,i ? . les of dress sull ibis
mode of living "
1 'url ? the higher ? our! holds
? ? for the husband to show that
?? whs nmply provided fur. to pay
fol (he . ? lead of ha\ tne I hi m
Th?- court d< on the difll lit ?i ?es?
, Hi ott, Iue1 Ice i 'hirke and
.?us! ? ' I Si "' e. a litle
lim; .i?isti.e [ngraham and Justice
fi id's I ?il should
be charged t?? Mr? Peck, it being shown
Pi had ???ni prm Ided for his
Confli.t of Authority Between
Rival Organizers.
in ??? The Tribune 1
i ?? \ .1 . March 21 Repr* -?
i -t organizations vv ha ? -
. m the textile strike tit Lawrence
da) in take a hand In the
strike In Ihe nulls m this vicinity. They
were headed by .lames I' Thompson, one
? ?:' organisera t'i tin- Lawrence
???m This organization is distinct
from the otie 'Atii'h las been active here
since the beginning of the labor trouble.
The local organizer is Boris Relnsteln
Mr Thompson said he would endeavor
t.i enroll Ihe strikers Relnsteln had en
r?ii|eii in hi ? union Relnsteln insists on
remaining In command. Incidental to Ihe
additional strikes, thev win doubtless
brin? about s llghl between the two or?
ganisations Reinsten's union's headquar
ti-rs are In Detroit; ?Thompson's In Chicago
It was said to-day thai Die 1,000 weav?
ers In Ihe Botany Worsted mills, the larg?
est mill ?if Its Kind In the country, would
Stl lk< in VVl dm -?lav If Hu v ?1". pla ?
tlcallj the entire working tune ?f
will be thrown OUt. The weavers want
more mono) and better working condi?
tions George Rohllg, superintendent ami
head of the Botany mills, said to-day that
under m? conditions would hi* mill racog?
nlzo utiiuii employs* if it could n?>t ?et
nun union bands the mill srould be ?dosed
down for a year if neceaaary
Christian Bahnsen, head of the Qers
mills, employing ??,000 hands, of which
number too are on strke, and Brnaal
Pfenning, he.nl of the New Jeraey Wor?
sied Spinning Company, In Garfleld, ware
strong In their denunciation of 'outalde
Influences" as being reaponolble for the
si i ikes. Mr. Rohllg said his firm had al?
ways been generous t?? Its help There
are probably .'(..'?OH mill hands on Strike
),i. LbOUtS, snd probably as many more
are ou I in consequence.
More than 100 Alumni Discuss Widtn
ing of Institution's Influence,
ji.than um- hundred alumni of Worces?
ter Academy living In ami mar New fork
attended tbe annual dinner of the Central
Alumni Association, given ai the Harvard
Club un Saturday night. At the business
meeting preceding Ihe dinner Carltan Mac)
?;,i ,,f the Queenaboro das and Electric
Company, was elactad president for tha
ensuing year. Roscos H Ooodell, tl, was
The subjei-i for discussion was "Practical
M.atis fur Making tin- !_irge and lUpldly
Increasing Bodj of Young Alumni llora
BffeCtlVS m the Hevel.ipiiu tit Of thS School
und in tbe Widening of its Influence."
I). W, Abel-crumble, the principal, outlined
tlio development of the last thirty years.
The other speakers m-r. Seebrr Kdwards,
'_7, of Providence; John K. Walker. '93,
Assistant I'nlted States District Attorney
of New York; Clifford S. Anderson. 'W. of
Wunesiei. Carltan Macy, 'fii, .losepii F..
Ka.v croft, '._. Professur of physical educa?
tion st Princeton, and Paul p\ la bine, fur
in- 11' master In science tn the academy and
now secretary of the endowment committee.
Editor of "The Connoisseur" to
Give Exhibition Here.
Proceeds Will Be Devoted to
Dickens Centenary Fund?
Loeb Exacts No Duty.
Herbert Bally, editor of 'The COnnotS
??eiir," an English magazine for art col?
lectors, arrived on the Campante yesterday
to direct An art exhibition in New York in
aid of the Dickens Ontenary Fund. He
brought a large collection of portrait?, free
?"?ntry being arranged through Collector
The coller-tlon, which Is valued at more
than mDMM, was made through the co?
operation of a powerful committee, of which
Lord Chief Justice Alveistone was chair?
man. The insurance alone on two of th>?
pictures, Mr. Rally said yesterday, was
-.-""?.?Oft. Mr. Bally added that the painting.?
were packed in tin sheathed cases to pro
Vldo against a possible sinking of the ?hip.
There are about eighty-five pictures In
all, many of which have never been pub?
licly exhibited before and ha?.* been spe?
cially loaned by the owners for the ??.?
castos. Mis highness the puke of Tack
han loaned a portrait of his grandfather,
the first Puke of Cambridge, by Kir William
He,i,-hey, and the Puke of Marlborough ?
portrait of his great ancestor, the first
duke, this being the first time that the
picture has ever left Blenheim since It w.<
Van Dycfc*a picture of the fount of kil
macey has been given by the Karl of Pen
b'gh, who also has loaned a well known
Oalmtmough. ?Lady Dorothy Novilla haa
COOtrlbUtSd a portrait of Lady Hunting
tower?; by f'erroneau. Sir (leorfie Tolle
mache Sinclair has offered portraits of
?Lady Hamilton hv Komney and of his
grandmother, Lady Sinclair, by ?'osway.
sir Joshua **t?*r**"joMa*a pi? ture of ?Lady Win?
terton comea from sir William Bruco'a col?
lection, Canvaaes by Hoppner have been
loaned by Lord Sheffield and one of Lady
Charlotte pun'Iers by the Karl of Zetland.
i amases by Honthoral have been contrib?
uted i.v the Earl of Carriel* and the por?
trait of T.ady Hunbury. hv ?Peter I/dy. be?
longs t?> Sir Henry Bunbury'a eollaetloii.
Pictures from the brush of Titian, Rem
hrati'lr. Ruyadasl, OalnaborOUgb and others
have been ??-nt over by noted i-'ngiish col?
le? tors There also are a "Last Supper,"
by RIboItS, fr.im the Karl of Mornlngton,
I !.lyn Van ClSSve from Sir QeorgS Don?
aldaon. sir Henry Raven'e portrait of Mrs
Boawelt, lent by Lieutenant Colonel Rrowne,
and a Oslnaborough portrait of Mr. Bell
from Norman l'ot 'bes*Robertson.
Bodoma'a "81 Jet?me In the Desert." an
Adoration." by ?Boucher; Krans Hals'.?
"Strolling Musicians." a Pragooard por?
trait, lent by \. I.. Nicholson, and several
Van Dycka '?.ill be exhibited. The work of
(leorgs Mqrland, .i.'m Northcote and Rae
hiirn also will I?1 well represented
? ?f special int?-rest to Americana will be
the pni trait of Qeorge Washington, by
Gilbert Stewart, lent by sir William Bruce .
the contemporar* copy on china of Joshua
Reynolds'* portrait of Major Andr**. made
by William larden, and a small drawing of
Charles Saltonstall, an ancestor of Kiihu
*i'aie, founder of Vale University, an?i an
mul? of John Harvard,
Th.? exhibition will open on April I In
t ? white au..m Company ?allerlea, No.
19 "Saal B2d street. Two portraits <?f Dick?
W B Ktit?h. R. A.; Dirken-?'? draw?
ing of the reading desk he used on his
?nier!' an tour, with notes In his own hand,
writing, and one of Hie tirsi tickets ??old f"r
EMckvns's flrsl rcuiin? In this etty are the
chief relics ?>f this author,
A ipeclal feature of the exhibition Will be
the four period rooms Qeorgian, William
and Mary, Chippendale and an oak room
K*|id i. i?, been shown at the Turin exhibi?
Police Hope to Fasten Other
Robberies on Prisoners.
Th? Brooklyn p<Hice are looking for a
woman, sud t.. he an accomplice of the
i?., medical students who were arrest..' on
laj on a charge of burglary. The
authorities have photographs i" aid them
In their search and hope to arrest her
V eater-day Acting Captain Coughlln. of
the Detective Bureau, went to No. U6 Put?
nam avenue, the home of Oscsr Jacobs, the
man arreeted hj Detective 0*Nell after ?
strugg ipartment house at N" M
Washington avenue. \ search of hla rooma
dlsclooed aeversl articles all?.'-'! to have
i.. n stolen, and m a laboratory on the l >p
floor of the building nearly one hundred
and fifty photographe of Jacobe and th.'
woman now sought h> the pollCS w?;.>
The ?police are of the opinion that she is
Implicated In esveral <?f Ihs robberies that
have been committed recently in the Bed?
tor?! s'-ti"n "t Brooklyn which the ;
?re trj lug '" fssti n on .ia'??t's and his com?
panion, ?Pierre C. Qlbbons.
The two atudentl wer?' arraigned yestST?
da) morning In the Cates avenue poUce
...nit. Brooklyn, and held without ball on
charges of felonious aaaault and carrying
?urglara' tools,
Eastern Roads Will Give Answer
on Demands To-day.
The committee representing the engineers
on forty-eight Bastara railroads on which
the Brotherhood of Locoinottva Engineers
has made demsttds for an Increase of
wagea came here yeaterday headed by
u.ur.n .???. Btono, grand chief of the broth
. ih, ? ..i, to re arriva its reply from the
railroads. The OOmmlttse will raOStVS the
repl) io-da> from th?- ?'ommitlee of twelve
railroad VlCO-preSldsntS ami g.?neral man?
The committee of engineers h?*i?i ? moot?
in. at iba ?Broadway Outrai Hotel ?rests*-*
?lay to prepara for the meeting to-day.
Grand Chief Stone, when asked it the rall
rosd engineers would stand <?ut for tiu'ir
demands, rspUsd: !
"That Is g large question. I could not
undertake to say anything until we re
CetV? the reply of the railroads and know
their attitude as to the demands Our c??n
ferenos with the representatives of the
railroads to-morrow may last only a few
minutes or it may last f??r hours, ?>r we
mav confer during the entlr.? week, It all
dependa un Iba rtplj
Stitchers in Twenty-one Factories De?
mand an Advance.
I,ynn. Mass. MarSh M ? In twenty-one
Lynn shoe factorlee McKay stitchers will
strike to-morrow morning because ol I'M
refusal of the manufacturers to grant the
union's dcmanil for an udvain-e in the
piecework schedule. Although the stitch?
ers on strike will number legs than one
hundred probably, union l??aclers say that
the effect will be to tl.? up the factories
roneerned, as the strike has the Indorse?
ment of the UnltS- Shoe Workers of
In eight of the factories the demands of
the strikers have been granted, |n four
others the McKay stitchers are working
under an arbitration agreement which pre?
vents them from taking part in the strike
and in three more It is sai.l that fair as?
sura in es have been given that the advance
will he allowed. In those ?-hops, therefore,
there will be no atrlke.
Result of Long Struggle Felt I
Textile Workers All Over
New England.
Ultimate Consumer Likely
Bear Much of Burden for
$10,000,000 Advance
in Wages.
Bouton, March 24?-The great Lawren
strike, which brought In its train 1
creased wages Tor 275.On. textile works
:n N- w Kr.eland, was officially declared <
at all the mills In Lawrence to-day. ha
In* accomplished its purpose, tn the opl
ton of tlie leaders That the strike hi
dona this, and more. Is acknowledged I
several labor leader? not affiliated w|i
the Industrial Workers of the Worl
which directed the Lawrence labor wa
.'ames U'hitehead. secretary of the Wea
eis' Association of Fall River, dec?an
to-day that the Increases in wage? whli
are going Into the pockets of New Em
land textile worker? are the direct resu
nf that two months' contest.
Advances In the price of woollen et
cotton goods, which have been mude i
which are In prospect, will probably pl*<
on the ultimate consumer much of tl
burden of the additional wage cost to tl
textile manufacturers. Thia will aggr
gate between $1 tt.fioo.OOO and f12,000,0<
during the next year. It is estimate
Mill agent? in announcing advances in tl
price? of certain grades of cotton a.
?.mllen goods within a few days ha'
frankly said that th? upward tre_nd la tl
result of wage advances In New Englar
mills, and to seme extent to those In Ne
York State textile planta.
Uncertainty exists only as to the amoai
of the advance In certain cotton mill cei
tres. The employers of nearly all the buj
dred thousand woollen mill workers ha?
granted Increases that are nearer if? tha
I per cent, and their operatives, who orlf
nally asked for a 15 per cent Increase at
generally aatlstled. But this Is not true i
the cotton Industry, which employe 175,0
hands In New England. Th*? manufaetu
ers of the coarser grades of cotton good
as represented by thos? In Fall River, hat
advanced their original wag? rals_ from
to 10 per cent, while the finer goods man?
facturera, with New Bedford as their cet
tre. have refused up to the present to ai
cede to the demands of their employes f<
an additional ? per cent
New Bedford Centre of Intereit.
New Hedfopl ha? now displaced Lan
ranea as the centre of interest In the textil
situation. If the mill owners of that clt
ih-, id? to give the Increase d?mand?d wttl
in a taw days it will carry additional thoi
sands of dollars to th? operatives not onl
of N?w Kerlford but of other cotton CSBtra
which, following custom, are awaiting th
action "f th? \?w Bedford manufacture!
to determine their attitude toward th?l
own workers. Th? probability of a strtt
of from K,0M to ttjttt operatives tn Vet
R?dford. snd several thousand, at least. 1
m her plaie?, is believed to depend on th
action of ths New B?dford mill owneri
The onl] textile strikes of anv consequent
in New England al thp ptesent tune er
in iiitton mills m iMinton and W'e.t War
ten over demands of the operatives f.?r si
Inervase of 10 per ??nt inst?a?l of th? ." pe
cent offered
\? w Bedford o?peretlvea are insistent tha
tr. receive 16 per cent, and William II
Devoll, secretary of the manufacturera1 aa
?'ion. has promised them that the mil
earners will decide the first of the weei
whether or ?vit this will be g' anted BSM
??f the union officials ?aM to-day that whil?
the operatives were firm In their demand
of lit p?r cent, the unions probably woul<
agree to a cap! an immediate increase o
~,i.t per ?ent. with a promise of an additions
2'2 per cent "ti ? given date In the ftttUTS
This may he the basis of a compromise.
Says Increase Is Not Justified.
OtiS II Pierre, president of the New Bed
f.?rd Cotton Manufacturers' Association, eg
presses the upiniun that the condition o
the tine go?ids market dues nut wat rant at
advance In arages al th!? time, and doei
not consider that the New Bedford mil
owners are justified in giving an i in rea se
although his mills have fallen Into Uni
with the others In New England which de
Lcldi i D ? I POT cent advance. Mr. Plerci
says thai coarse good.? mills, such as thos?
In Pall River, are doing a much better busi?
ness than for a long time, and are In .
mor? advantage!.us position at present than
the tine goods establishments.
\\. .?nsocket. R. T., March 24?An Increase
la nagas of .. per cent will go Into efTect
at every woollen, worsted, yarn and eloth
?neat ing mill In Woonsocket tu-morroar
| morning, announcements to this effect hav?
ing heen made by the manufacturers tS*
d.i\. I'pward of l,t#d operatives are ?f?
fe?.ed. At the same time as many more
operative. In the notion milla of the city
will receive a 10 per cent advance. In nc
cordance with tio?cee pusted a few days
a go.
Lowell. Maas. March 24.?Twenty thou?
sand operatives employed In th* seven cot
tun mills In this city will enter on a new
schedule of wages to-morrow, when notice?
will be posted of an lncrea__ averaging
from ?S to ' per ?*ent, the minimum being
t per cent 1'nder the new scale the, wages
her? will te practically tha sam? as those
paid In the cotton mills at Lawrence.
Lawrence Plans Demonstration
When Little Ones Return.
Lawrence. Mass, March 24?With th*
official calling off of tlie big strike here to?
day which has lasted for ten weeks the
strike committee vue?! ttaolf oui -it exist?
gxavtr?m 11 ^n'iiBitO^m" ?rae*1'' af**ae _ifl>
Before dissolving action eras taken on
several matters. The return of the chil?
dren, nearly three hundred of whom are
iiuvv In homes la New York, Philadelphia
und Barre, Vt., where th?v were sent dur?
ing the e'rlke, was at tanged for next gat?
urday. At that time a damouatratton Ii
planned. A committee has bean appointed
to arrange with the city officials foi ? bl?
parade which will Include th? children.
It is planned to have the man hers paas
by, If not actually around, tbe Essex
County Jail, In which ara Imprisoned the
original st! Ike leader, Joseph J. Ettur,
and his lieutenant. Arturo (iiovaiinitti,
who are still held in a charge of CO***
pllclty to murder.
The remaining leaders of the Industrial
Workers of the World, Including William
l> llavwo.nl. William E. Trainman and
William Vates, will leave lure within a
few lavs lor other fields. They declared
to-night In separate statement? that th?
Lawrence strike had achieved "one great,
_rat il victory, ?arreachlng in resulta, which
will always he r.-menibered."
Was Brother of the Late Senatoi
David B Hill
l.extei. Mo., March 24 -Dr A B Hill
brother of the late Senator David B. Hill
of New York, died here to-day at the agi
of seventy-flv? years Dr Hill tolned th#
Confederate arniv as an assistant, surgeot
In Uflt serving throughout the war.

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