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NEW YORK TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 1S97.-TWELYE PAGES. PRICE THREE CENTS. MOSS, ANDREWS AND SMI AN UNDERSTANDING ATTAREX REACHED BT THEM. CHIEF COVMN MAY RE TMKD FOR 1XSIRORT imi msuwuhi t Room and roue SHOPS TO RR W0C1 liatD AOAtNST PAJUCES IONORED. Colonel Oeorge Moore Smith, the new F Commissioner, did not allow the grass to ? under his feet very long before making uj mind as to which side of ihe Board he ? adhere. He made it apparent yesterday he would side with President Moss and Andrews. r>r over three hours yesterday th* presh Commissioner Andrews and Colonel Smith closeted together in secret conference. Parker was not present, for the simple re; that he was r. : Invited. He was intontlor excluded from Mr. Aadrews's office, where j]???? ting was held, and the door was locked Bhortly bef< re fl o'clock, when the throe c nert emerged from the conference, I f. ??.'. ?hatting pleasantly together for n n-.. menta, and from their manner it was evii tr..: ;!; > arare on terms ?>f perfect nnderatt in.: arlth one another. Th.- inference tha draws at Headquarters from this protra and secret conference is that there is a ration on the part of the three Com? ?loners to Ignore Mr. Parker as far as pract l,l- in administering the business of the pc fcrce It :? agreed, also, that at this c<jn er.ro Commlssl meri MOSS, Andrews and Sn glscussed and ?;? (tied the policy they would i s '? ?' old be able to carry it out now t a permanent majority was assured on }t .ard. THI-: CHARGES AGAINST CONLIN. The substance of replies to inquiries put b Tribune reporter to th.- Commlaaloners after (???ss, i. mads it alear that the question of i cipiining Chief ConllB vas discussed, and tl 1? every likelihood that, despite Mr Park contention that the charges again?M Chief C Ha have been disposed of, he will i>.- t>rou to trial upon th? charges of Insubordination cently present? ?i apainst him. Among other matters which It was learned Commissioners discussed at their conf?re was the suppression of disorderly houses ? policy shops. It id understood that the intent of the majority is to work for the extermin?t! as far as possible, of these plao s. and that er< m'ans will be used In obtaining evldei against them. The attitude ol President II and Mr. Andrews Upon the question of empli Ir.g even somewhat Invidious methods in acqi Ing the requisite proof is well known. Colo Smith at yesterday's conference vas seemlnj von over to their way of thinking, althouph t days apo he was reporte.l as saying that ?would be loath to Sign bills such as were : ho him for pettinp evidence; he somewhat quallfi this position wh n he said after the conf?rer to a Tribune reporter: "Until I am better : quainted with the work and ? \lg< : es of t POl e Department I cannot be expected to s what course I will pursue, because 1 may find essential and expedient in the Interests of t public good to sign bills of the nature you rel to." Commissioner Andrews was asked if the fi ure policy of the 15 rd had been decided lipe 'Yes, to some extent.'- he replied. "Wtil that policy be on th" same lines as In t; j .ist ?" BOMS CHANGES' IN P<>U< Y. Well, no; there \\1!1 be chanpes. but I am n at liberty to say what ?hey are'' "Do the changes apply t.. th" suppression disordei ly hous "Yes, the?.- are some changes contemplated that direction, also in the disciplining of tl force, and there ate possible <hanp*s in Oth directions which I shall try to bring about." President Moss, when asked whether the e: elusion of Mr. Parker from the conferem showed a desire on the ?.art of the majority I act Independently of Mr. Parker, begged n< to b ask'-d questions which tended to stir u old controversies. He was r."t disposed to ta] about what took place at the meeting. "Nevertheless, is li not true that you propoi to close up disorderly houses?" "Those and policy shops; in fact, there is poin to !?? a general tackling of those placea The president was then Informed of whn Commissioner Parker had said earlier in th day, that it was Impossible to renew the charge , . '?st chii!' Conlln, because they liad bee disposed of. "The charges were not dispose of," contended Mr. Mosa 'The Chief has no yet been brought to trial, and it rests wltl the Commlssii ners as to what action they wll take in th- matter." "Has Chief Conlln ever mentioned to you hi wish to resign?" No; but he has told me at times that his eye were becoming '.veak. and that be suffered fror catarrh <>t the stoma? h." "If Chief Conlln has an ambition to be th first chi. r of th.- Greater New-York police, ha he a pood chance of becoming so'.'" "T< a If he is chief on January 1, his chance: of being rsappolnted are the best of all." MR. PAKKKR NOT PLEASED. At the end of the conference between the othei Commissioners, Mr. Parker was again seen, anr H was observable that he did not view In ar altogether pleasant light the discrimination hi! colleagues had shown apalnst him. "Were you not even Invited to this confer? ence?" he was ask- d. "No, I was not " "Hut such a course is unusual. Is It not?" "Well, I always consult with all my colleague? upon all Hoard matters I have to discuss oi propose." "May It not be taken that this meeting mean? that your three assoi lates have outlined a policy for the conduct of the Department from the knowledge of whli h v >u ha,ve been excluded"" "I don't know. How can I spy? If so. how? ever, the Inevitable reaction will follow, foi knowledge of such a thing will produce ?ts propei effect upon the mind of every fair-minded man. J v r fight a junta than be in it." en you consider Commissioner Andrews'? ? this meeting and his statement that on ?: the subjects discussed was the discipline Of the force, M DO! the infer.-tve (O be drawn that there is tr< ubl< In store for Chief Conlln?" "Trout.le f .r Chief Conlln can only COUM from his own shortcomings. ?o s* ; policy to make .rouble for him ran succeed, because such a thing is always futile, and needs ? pretty poor t?' clmen of a superior to undertake." "Do you think the other Commissioners ln U ad to try Chief Conlln on the old charges or on any new ones'" "I do not, because the result would be disaster to those who would try such a thing. We have had enough of Insufficient charges in the past." "Is It possible for the Commissioners to bring him to trial on the old charge*"" "No? but let them try It if they want to.'* Mr. Parker added that he had never heard Chief ConllB say be wished to retire, nor did he believe the Chief had any such Intention. COLONEL smith sworn in. THR NEW POUTS COMMMSIONRR, Tin: mayor RAYS. GOKH INTO OSTICSJ A? "PRES AS AIR " f'olonel George Moore Smith wa? ?worn into of? fice es a PeHeS Commissions by Mayor Strung at M 5?> a. m. yesterday. Pollee Commissioner? MOSS and Andrews were In the Mayer's office when fsloasl Smith arrived from Sayvllle. I,ong Is'and. and so wan the Mayor's son. who Is a suhofdlnsts of Colonel Smith In the 6^tii Regiment After the oath of office had aeaa administered to CeJoncI Smith, the Mayor said to him. "You ko Into the Police Hoard as free as air, to do what you SCSI t?it for the Department." Cetaakvtoeer Smith saM to newspaper men at the City Hall that he would not talk about his policy in the Police Hoard iintll he became ac? quainted with the latin of his office. "Aro >'ou a Republican." lie was ask<d I hnve never been anything else; not even a Mugwump." he repiled. "Are you a l'latt or antl-P'.att mm?" "I have never had anything to do. with factions." Mayor Strong smiled when he was asked about the reported statement of President Qolgfl of the Republican County Committee, that the regular Republican organization ought to have bien con? sulted In the appointment of a Republican Police ? J?5?J5M2?5n*r- ",t ?? a ""l" 100 late for m? to ask * ,,. i fro"? tn" recular organisation." he sail. oui i would have considered an) su?:M.?ii?)n if It na.i been offered. I think Colonel Bmlth can be trusted to do his duty as a Republican." ? uione, >r,derick )> Oranl went to sec Mayor h i;.yl"S"','''''v Ai :"' *U leaving the City Hall ne Mid he hn-i paid -, farewell Visit to Die Mayor. lie also said he had no prospects for holding office In the future. . "n "t.v','u toi tho Republican candidate for Con? troller? he was asked. ?,iii.*?.!l0! h,|l,,ve the... |s anything in It." he re? plied. 1 have not heard of anything of the kind, and I hardly think It Is true " "Horn about Ui< Chines* mission?" That. too. Is Improbable. I do not think the I resident has considered mv name for the office. or course. I could not say anvthliiK when the p ace has not been offered to me " Colonel Grant said he would remain In the cltv during the next few months. He added that he ?ras fura to he out of the police Department ACCUSED OF INCITING UWT. PRKSIDKXT DOLAN, OF THE MINK WORKER8, AURKSTFR QBKAT EXCITEMENT CAUSEO AMONO Tin: STRIKERS, BUT NO VIOLENCE rOlAJOWBD a BIO Mass MEETIXO HELD. Plttsburg, Aug. t?The strikers at Camp Deter? mination early this morning were aroused, and Bve hundred men were ordtrsd t.. march to Bandy Creek and five hundred to Plum Creek mines. Th< march began with Presldeal Patrick Dolan head? ing the force going to Bandy Creek. After proc< ? d in? a short distance Dotan ?as arrested on a writ charging him with Inciting to riot and unlawfu assembly at the instance of Thomas P. Ue Armltt. For a time great excitement prevailed among th marchers, hut L)oian quieted them by saying that he WOUld he all rieht ar.d would soon join them. Me was taken hack to the justice? office, and the marchers proceeded. Secretary Warner, Cameron Miller, an organise!, and otb< i leaders are Includ ed in the writ. President Dolan gave it.l for a hearing on IVednesdaypand again joined tin- strik? ers. Dolan comment? d bitterly on the action of Superintendent Do Armin, il.- ?.eus.-.! the opera? tors of trying to Incite riot by causing an arresi at such a time and place. He said thai he was :. a disturbing any one, ,,:i.i thai his art..-: was made Without cause, lie thinks the arrest Will help tin cause of the minera '?'ta affair has created an Ugly feeling among the strikers. The battle of the sink:..* miners to Indu ? l ?? Armitt's own to come oui was waged lasl night and to-day with apparently no furth.r pain.- over lasl week. While the ranks of the -;r.kei> n Turtle Creek were being augmented, parties of marchers were in th< Held to Induce the miners nol o go to work. About two hundred gathered at 'a- Plum Creek min?s before the men started to work. Two a:.? were formed, and as the diggers in and the pit mouth ihey passed between the lines of strikers. There was no attempt at force, bul a number of th" digit-rs stopped and talked with the striaers and then passed on into the mine. Some \....-.- Induced to lin..- oui About an houi later the strikers moved off in the direction ol th< M Crea .?'-ho I house. The detachments sent to Plum Creek mines this morning found thai l>> Armltl had Moi. n anoi ici march on them, it was the. Intention to hold : meeting at the Bethlehem - hoolliouse and to In vlti the PI uni Creek miners there to attend. When ?he marches* reached the place they found f... had been erected around th< school proptrty, and notices posted that no trespassing would b< allowed, '?"ins move engendered considerable .li feeling, as the schooihouse grounds were the only public place near the mines where a meeting con:.'. Id Th- lead*!* of the march, rs said the;. would not disobey the notices, and the nun marched lark to MeCrca's schooihouse. Nono of the district officials were present when the big meeting was calle! to order Speeches were mad- by M P. Carrtck, M. J. Counahan, William Carney, .Mrs. T .:. Jones, of Chicago, ana in the Italian and Hungarian languages by i-it.-r pr?tera Between 5,000 and $,0i I miners were pres? ent. The greatest enthus -;.i was manifested, i>ur tli.-re was no disorder. The speakers all cautioned the strikers against breaking the law. Presld? m Dolan, who arrived later, said that oui of one thousand men employed in th*< three mines, onlj sixty w- re at work. -? STRIKERS GAIN IN' WEST VIRGINIA. gUCCEMWCL EIBSIONARV WOBK DONE I'.V THE ORGANIZERS. Wheeling, w. Va.. Aug. 2 (Special). All nearly all of the spectacular and sensational has ;? ?n removed from the strike In West Virginia since the management wai tik-n out of the Kinds of Debs and placed In those of W. l>. Manon, with J. W. Rae as chief aaslstanl In th.- Fairm nl dis? trict, the work non being done is resulting in more gains for the strikers. To-morrow Rae Will hold B s.-,-ret conference with representatives of the men in every mine In the Fairmont dlstri.-t. lb a ? -i to-night that th? meeting would he .f un? usual Imp?t lance, and tie believes It will result In the closing of all the mines, H< ias had rganisers unknown to thi operators i . every mine In the dis? trict doing missionary ?oik. and they have been .- . est ful. He fin . the men aii wlllli g to wok if they can l? assured thai the strike can be made general. They do nol can t.- tak>- the re? sponsibility of leading s forlorn hope, Thi workers will tend i.. their reports to-morrow but ?mass they show that all the men in the dlstricl can he organized at once no ai 'ion win be taken. ? - FITE KILLED 1\ OSE DAT. POUR CITIZENS OF AN INDIANA TOWN DROWNED, AND ONE CRUSHED BT A TRAIN, Terre Haute, Ind.. Aug. 1?Four citizens nf Car? IlSle, a town about thirty miles south of here. were drowned at Hyatt';- Ferry, en the Wabash River, yesterday, and one was ground to fragments by an Kvansvilie and Terre U?ate freight train. The dead are .Mr. and Mrs. QT?n1 Hammond, Mr. and Mrs. Ahner and Charles Mines. The Oral four were seen to go in bathing, and later their cloth? ing was fourni on the river bank " Is believed one of the women was seised with cramps and thai the others ware drowned >n trying to re? le her. ll.i er, wai found shortly after daylight lying i lose to the railroad track at Carlisle. His head ws ?? his right hand torn off, and his body almost sev? ered. It Is thought that he fell from the tram while stealing a ride. TKOLLET-CAR CKARHEB 1STO A COACH. A TOUNO WOMAN WHO WAI IN THE CARRIAOE BELIEVED T" ,!K FATAIAT Ht'RT A coaeh containing five persons nnl ?riven by Morris O'Nei'.l was run down lasl nlghl nl Htn and Oaten aves.. Brooklyn, by trolley-car No. l.ttS, of the Gatea-ava line. The coach ? u " ? and all the occupant! - - .i"'! injury, wl he ej option of one young woman, who received pi fatal Injurie* Those In the i- -?irii were Mr. and Un Peter (?rim an i Liaale Bopp, of No 171 Ham bnrg-ave., and Mrs. Minna- Barotisky and h< r three year-old child, of No. 22i< Palm, tto-.-t. Miss Bopp was tne one who received the Injuries. T'n was badly wrecked. Th-- party was returning from the v.-.-<!illng of Grim'S daughter, wl 0 was married to John B a son of Police Sergeant Joseph Simons. The cert mony was performed at .la- horn, of :!?? brlde groom's parents at Leonard and Powers Bts, O'Neill took the Hamburg-ave. route, and when he r< at ht d Gatea-ava. the trolley-car was standing still, while the motorman, Peter Cannon, was fixing th- fcWll li box. In some manner Cannon turn..; on th? cur? rent, and the ear shot across the street |tl t ts O'Neill starteil to drive across. When O'Neill found himself unseated he retained hold of the ren. prevented tin horses from running away. As soon as the imprisoned occupants w. re removed fr. m th. conch Miss Bopp was carried to a nearby drugstore where Dr. Haliary. <<f No. .-,;, I'aim.-tto-.-t . o 11. i..i.-.? h, r it was found thai three rib? were broken and that she had besldei received Internal Injuries Bl a was removed to Grim's home. Cannon was arrest? ed and locked up In the Hamburg-,ivc police sta? tion. _ t_ Till: NICAMAQ?A C0N0RE8H OPENED. Managua, Nbar.-igua, via OtlVettOfl, T.-x , Aug. t?The Congress of Nicaragua was formallj Opened tO-day by President /elaya. In his gddrees 10 th. Deputies the Presiden I reviewed the various eteps taken since the adjournment ol the lasl Congress nr-d -aid thnt Nicaragua was anxiously waiting tie arrival of the T'nlted States Kngln.-.-i Commission which Is to survey the route for the maritime canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific, across Nicaragua ! TO AVENUE HIS FATHER'S DEATH. AN ITALIAN BOT SHOOTS AND PROBABLY FATALLY WOUNDS THE MAN WHO KILLED HIS PARENT. Peter Barcto, eighteen year? old, an Italian batcher, living nt No. 4? East Thlr?eenth-*t.. la?t night shot and prohahly fatally injured Frank Cassata, forty years old, ? barber, In front of No. M Btlsabeth-St The injured man wan shot In the hack, and was removed to St. Vincent's Hospital, where It was said he would die. The assailant was caughl after a thort chase, and was locked up in the Mulberry-St Station. He admitted the shoot? ing. He said thet he ?hot Cassata In revenge for the death of his father, Jrseph Barelo, who whs k??efl by CassatS In front of the same building on the afternoon of February 4, lSW, where the elder B ircio kept i butcher shop. Cassata w.s? caught a few mlr.utes after the Shooting, while attempting to escape. He was tried : In the Court of General Sessions, and was sent to the State prism for nineteen years, bat was par? doned some month? ago. as if appeared doubtful to the prosecuting authorities and to the Qovsrnor whether Cassata had not shot Harelo In self-de feri'e. As soon as young Hard) heard that his father's ; slaver bad been released from prison, he rowed rengeance. Me said that he had heard bum that Cassata I sd deti rmtned to shoot him on sight, and d< termlned to sei In the first shot. Last night young Bsrclo, armed with a revolver. ( stationed himself In Elisabeth, mar Prlnce-st., and awaited Casaata'a appearance. The latter came at '.?i o'clock .m.i. according to the story told by peo? ple in the neighborhood, the boy aimed point-blanli at Cassata and Bred fire shots si Mm, emptying his revolver. Caasats fell to the ground, and the boy, thinking doubtless thsl he had killed bun. statte,i to escape. Detectives Keeley and Obrystal, of the Uacdougal-at. station, happened to be in the street at that time. They heard the five shots and saw the youth running toward them, followed by s large ? i iwd of peopli who were Shouting "Murder!" "Po? lice:" Young Bareto saw that he was cornered, and darted Into the tenement-house ?o. SS Elisabeth -t . where he ran Into th- cellar. The detectives, assisted by Patrolmen Mulligan and Coffee, of the Mulberry-st. station, ran into the house after the b ij and fool d him h -i ? ??? liar of the building. Hi made no effort to reust the policemen, and ?ave himself up An amlcilar.ce from St. Vincent's Hospital was caii.d and the wounded man was taken to that In? stitution. It was found that only one bullet had : taken effect, and thai had stiuck Cssssta in the i back. Inflicting what ?s thought to be surely a mortal wound. At the police station Bardo sau i that if he had not shot Cassata the latter s.I : ive killed him, and, In fact, had struck him once i? tor.- he fin d. -?-? A LAKE OF PETROLEUM. ? tXOTHER VALUABLE FIND IN ALASKA. AM? A I COMPAXY PORMED TO HANDI.K THF PRODUCT. francisco, Aug. 2 -While the whole world Is d over the gold discoveries in the North. sigh) has been lost of soother discovery that prom t , be of gri it v..he In the development of that section. Hum months -'mo a lake of almost pure petroleum was discovered and samples were sent ; Seattli (or analysis. The report on these o'.e public. T t Und la reported to . . :' gresf richness A company has been formed S, mil to handle the product, and travellers from there asy thai thi sompan) intends to ?"it n on the Alaskan mark, t at on. c. The lake la Of in known di ' several miles wide and five to >ix miles It. length and the quality of the petrol? im ' ? ? the finest. Th- hike i- only two miles from the ocean. The hills surrounding it ar? tid to be i ! and asphalt. It i* the ex? pectation of the owner- if the lake to take Its i to the mining camps of Northern Alaska whenever th? waterwaya will permit. IRGIXG Uli: EIGHT-HOUR RULE. ? PRESIDENT PIERCE*! PLEA TO THE MASSACHU? SETTS PBUB RATIOS OF LABOR Hoston Aug. 2.? The annual convention of the s ate bran ii of the America:: Federation of Labor ipened here to-day by Presldenl J. I>. Pierce, of Wor..?-?;. r Delegates representing sixty thou? sand worklngmen from all ?>atti of the state were present. President Tierce, in his annual report, Mid: "The irades-urtlons, realising absolute neces Blty of providing employment for those who are to daj oui of work mainly through the Introd ictl in of ma ihlnery. have declared In favor of ? univer? sal elghl : '? workday, and .t^ a large percentage of our union-- ire still working a longer time, we should use every means in our power so that on Ma) 1, ISW, elghl hours will constitute a full day's : fron: one end of this State to the otlcr." ? FIERCE ATTACK BY l\ iUBURy COXTICT. ?U: ATTEMPTS TO OVERPOWES OXE OS Tilt: KEEPER*, BUT is P1NALLT ICBDUED. Auburn, N. v.. Aug. | Charles Wilson, a Her klmer County man. sirving a sentence ef three years and Sis months, male an assault upon his guard, Captain P. C. Barber, at the prison here to Isy. Hat he, HTM raking Wilson down hy the Jail when Ihe prli mer Jumped upon the keeper. *nd both men weni down together. They rolle l jrer on the floor, and Barhi succeeded ?n freeing himself so thai !.. ild use his ?tick After several blows were ad? ministered upon the head of the refractory irai Rubdued and was placed in solitary con fine men I in i hi Jail. Barber escaped without Injury. Wilson wsi received at the prison last January. He In- ma li sassulta upon several convicts ?unce arcer it Ion. ? - ORE \T BEAT l\ TIIK WEST. MEM AM' WOMBS OVERCOME TUR CROP! SIT PESIXd BEBIOt'SLT Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 1?After three days of over WO degrees of heat, the highest temperature r.irded to lay by the Government observer In Ksnsai City was ;?;< at i p. m . and the indications arc for somewhat cooler weather to-morrow. Re? ports as to the condition of th?< corn crop In Kansas and Western Missouri continue to be dlacouraglng Through".it the district the weather continues scorching hot, and nothing but a soaking rain can save the i r ip, St. Joseph, Mo.. Aug. I?To-day Is a little cooler I than yesterday, when the mercury reached Ml de greei Reports received at the Hurlington ornees ? i the effect 'hat If rain docs not come along the Una of the Council Bluffs road this week the corn crop will be reduced one-half. Many fields .ir.- aiicoH damaged. Grand island ofii lala report a rain on their line* in Kansas, helping crop? greatly. In the lmm-diate vicinity of St Joseph corn Is beginning to wither and the crop win he ? lern d Indianapolis, Aug ': Ths excessive heat eon aid itiirh suffering Is resulting. A number of hesi prostrations have occurred to-day The thermometer at ? o'clock registered '?- degrees. Loutaville, Aug. J. An "Evening Post" special dispatch from Hopklnsvllle, Ky.. says "Fivedeaths from th || have occurred hire within t ?? lasi two ...i\s. The victims are all whlti oeo ple." ? Ills III' RWELLED li\ 1 MOSQUITO KITE. TII'S Vuinm HAM PATS PEXALTT KfiR SLEEP IV'! WITH His MOUTH OPEN, Because he could not keep his mouth shut while llei 1 iserllng, twenty years old. of No. ??-! West Plfty-flrst-sL Is the victim of a pecu ..,: alll.cnoii. With hi? mother and sister, he lives ai the address given, and be has had a had habit of sleeping with His mouth open and listurblng the other members of the family nirh his snores ?si rdaj nlghi s mosquito erasrled Into the m.nl ature cavern, and Andlag the Inner side of fhc young man's upper lip to its liking, the m ?quito proceeded t , gel a squars meal When Beossrllag awoke the mosquito was gone, hut his Up was badly swollen. He psld llttk attention to It. and on gun day went to an outing wltn a f rit n 1. Testerday he went to work on .1Mb breakfast. His mouth was al? ii .- closed, and h. could scarcely .-at. As be worked his Up continued to swell, and he wa- Snail) obllgi ?i t i honte Last sighi he could neither ><it noi talk, and there waa no ugn of relief , from hi? trouble With his sister, to do ihe :aiking ' be went to Roosevelt Hospl ai and showed his fa..'? t, i>r MacNidei The doctor treated the wound ? [he y ?una man to remain In the hos pital He dec.lned to la ??.?. nylns it would worry but h? promised t.> t. pon for further , neni this morning Dr. MacNid.r pronounced Ihe rase icrlous, and said II would require close at? tention, sa complication* mistu set in. ? PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD COMPANY | Announces ? rate of K i/!. New-Tork to Philadel? phia and return, account L A. w. meeting Ticket* ? .-... I Aug. i and 4. good until Aug. k. Inclusive,? ? Advt BROWN FACULTY PROTEST. A MAJORITY DECLARE THEIR SUPPORT OF PRESIDENT ANDREW'S. TEXT OF AN iN-TEnE.'TINd POCtrMENT ISSUED TO THE CORPORATION AND ALUMNI-MFMMERS Or THE TEACHING BOUT CROE REA? SONS FOR THE RETENTION of dr. Ajrrjsgsrgfgj, fBT TEI.EOIIAPH TO THE TRIUNE.] Providence. R. I., Aug. 2?An open letter has been addressed by members of th?- faculty of Prown University to the corporation nf that In? stitution, the text of which Is given below In great part. The letter deals with the action of the trustees |n passing a voie . f censure or warn? ing directed against President K. Benjamin An? drews, for his expression of free-silver senti? ments. Of the thirty-six members of the faculty who are included, in the category of professors and assistant professors twenty-four have signed the letter: that Is. two-thirds of the facul? ty proper have indorsed It. Three of the thirty six members could not be reached to obtain cither their support or disapproval. The In? structors of the college, who, almost to a man, ate said to be strongly In sympathy with Dr. Andrews, though not necessarily approving his economic views, and who number about forty, were not approached for their signatures by the framerg of the communication. A copy of the letter has been mailed to each member of the corporation, und each alumnus will receive It. "If we are not mistaken," the h?.-r states, "more Is Involved than the exigon ei-s of a single Institution or the fortun?e of a single educator; but the situation of Brown Uht verslty and its relations to the president art, taken alone, topics of high importance which compel our consideration." Reference is made to the details of the cor p ?ration meeting at Which President Andrews ! was requested to forbear In the future from the I promulgation Of his monetary views, and it Is J declared that It was not intended to have the ? vote of the corporation mad-- public. The faculty pro teat th.-n continues as follows: Private and Individual remonstrance Is one thing: action of Uie sort described by the body wmch ap? points priests is, ?> submit, a very different thin?, it N open to the gravest objections and rests upon a theorj which, if extensively acted upon, would eat the heart out <>f our educational Institutions? i ne theory that the material growth of a university Is of Hurt Importance than Independence ot thought and expression on the part of its priest and professors; and thai boards of trustes have, si luch, tie right to suggest limitations upon such Independence. It is nol p. la- believed, and we arc far from believing that this theory, In all Its amplitude, wan presented to the minds of your honorable body on the oc.-asion named and dis tlr.ctiv accepted by them. Hut the ;.>K?.ai con? nection between that theory and the concrete tellon is, on consideration, so plain and has found so complete i lodgment in the public mind, to the manifest Injurv of the university, that we respect? fully beg von to take again Into consideration the principles Involved, and at your ?nsutug me. tin? to take thai action srhlch alone can permanently re lleve Brown University from all suspicion of Uuber sllty or bias. It. cognising that the cor. oration have not been "n thinking and saying that I>r. Andrews's freedom of ; ? 1 ought tO be restrained, we be* : , :,, comba I the proposition when.r and by whomsoever maintained, thai official action, lead , ing t.. restrain his expressl ..- on pui.ll" affairs, is ' justified We desire to Show ?rst. that It cannot , iustlfled o?. t?a- bnv.-r ground of pecuniary necessity and advantage; and. secondly, that it - ad luatlflcatton when considered from that iilgher point of view from Which the educational ;- itltutions of a great country ought always to be regarded. The address deals with the possible benefac? tors of the college who would have given, ac Ing to the trustees, but for the publicly ex pr^nsed views of President Andrews, and says that lavish glf's to public institutions are not usual In this community, and never have been. Many other Institutions where the presiding of? ficers have taken no par' in political discussion have received little money; bul the faculty pre '.-rs to dismiss empty speculation regarding what might have happened. Hard times have placed Brown and other colleges in a less pros peroua financial condition, and the address then goes on to say. in rebuttal: if income i,.- a tit criterion, then Dr. Andrews is entitled to be regarded as. .:? s i.uniary sense, the gieatest benefactor Brown I'nlverslii ever h.ni M ,re than hair Its Income la beyond doubt due to him and his labors, if restraint of Presldenl An drews cannot ?? Iustlfled on these lower grounds of p uniary results, still less defensible does it appear when viewed from higher grounds. The a nera' arguments for freedom of speech it Is not necessary to : peal least of all m Rhode Island, where tlie rlghl to ?uch freedom has f.>r two hun dr.-.i and slat) years been cherished with peculiar jealousy. ' >n the one hand, we have th- problematical or Imaginary addition of a certain number of dollars; en the other hand, we have throughout the whole Intellectual lif- of the University the deadening Influence of known or suspected repression. Our students will know or suspect that on c-rtaln sub j..,;s the silence of their president has been pur? chased or Imposed. If the resignation of Pr. An? drews Is accepted, the burden and tli" stigma fall .>n Ills successor. It would stamp the Institution in the ever- of the country as on.- In which fr.lom of thought is not permitted when It runs counter to the vl.-ws of the community or of those from Whom tlie college expects financial support. The undersigned, therefore, members of the fac? ulty of Brown University, respectfully urge upon your honorable body that tb>- president's resigna? tion b" not sccepted, and that the corporation ex? press clearly to the world the letermlnatlou to maintain in this ancient University, In th.- fullest measure. Its honorable and priceless traditions of bml"al free,lom: II. 1,. Koopman, 1.ouls F. Snow. < 'arl I la rus, Henry P. Manning, Hammond I.amont, .1 >hn K. Hill, .limes Ki Dealey, Waiter lt. Jacobe, Charles F. Kent, Edward C. Huruham, A. DeF. Palmer, Jr.. Alberi D Mead. H- ntamln F Clarke, J Franklin Jameson, H. nry B. Gardner, lb rmon C. Mumpus, ? 'ourtney I.angdon, John If. Manly. Otis F. Rendait George O. Wilson. Rdmund n. Delabarra, .1 Irving Mnnatt , Walter C. Bronson Walter fi. Kverett. Appended to the letter Is a note stating that Professors Upton. Scar* and Munro are not at present In this country, and that the above list . f nameg Includes no peraong of lesser rank than assistant professors, that Is, none but members of the faculty In the stricter sense. -? LABOR UNION RESOLUTION!, Poston. Aug. 2.-The resignation of President Andrews, of Hrown University, was considered by lea delegates at resterdav's meeting of the Central Labor Union. It was deplored, and the policy of the corporation In criticising him for the expression of his ?conomie principles was condemned In reso? lutions. The resolutions speak of "the Intolerance and Hllberallty of the trustees." and declar? that the action of the trustees of the university is "a most omln?","- sign of the-growth of the plutocratli spirit in cur colleges." VIEW! <>f PROFESSOR OAUDNF.R. PISTINiTIONS HIMWVKKN TH? PR. ?Mll/i ATIO.V OF FRCB sibVKR THBORIBg AN!. THK "PUB. UCATtOM*' OF "PRIVATE" T.FTTKR.??. To lbs Kdltor of Th? Tribune, fir: The resignation of I>r Andrews from th* I presidency of Brown University has exceed such t widespread Interest and comment thai I take the liberty of asking you to print tlie following state ; nient of facts. It will be recalled that the com 1 mit tee of th.. corporation, in their letter to nr I Andrews, laid streu? exclusively upon the "promul ? gatbm" by him of hie views In repaid to the free I coinage of eilver. In View of this statement by the ? commtttee, it Is not, perhaps, unnaturnl that It j should he generally taken f..r granted that I >r i Andrews lias actively promulgated the doctrine '? that the Pnited State? should undertake alone the free coinage of silver at a ratio of li to 1 with j gold. Manx newspapers and many Individu?is I have baaed their comments on auch a conception of ! the facts. Such a conception Is. however, entirely erroneous. First, In regard to the teaching In the college itself. Dr. Andrews do?s not teach political econ i omy, and the associate professor, who does all the I-"hing In that department, Is not a bell?ver In i the fr-e coinage of sliver by this country alone. In addition to the presld. n^y, l)r Andrews no,,Is th? professorship "f mora! .ml intelle -tuai philos? ophy. In the courses on ethics taught by him (arl oil? question* of hocIsI ethics Vf touched upon, am >ng them th? elements entering Into the deter? mination of a Just standard of value. The dleous Contlnurd oa the Seventh Pane. ENDED THEIR UVES WITH GAS. A GERMAN COUPLE IN JERSEY CITY COM? MIT SUICIDE TOOETHKR-BISINES9 TROUBLES THE CAUSE. Henry Auhert. fifty-eight years old. and his wife, Mina, flfty-stx years old. committed suicide at their home In Jersey city early yesterday morning by Inhaling illuminating gas. Auhert occupied the two-story frame building No. 43 Llncoln-st. In the rear w'as a factory, where he manufactured flannel garments. The Luslness had been dull and unprofitable for a year, and Auhert had become despondent. When the Auberts retired on Sunday night Mrs. Aiib.it remarked to the ser? vant, Mrs. Ironisa Kcch: "You need not call us In UM morning." It was evident from this that the old couple had carefully planned their suicide. When the servant knocked at the door yesterday i morning she did not detect the slightest odor of gas In the hall. On reaching the kitchen Mrs. Koch found lvlng on the top of the milk pitcher s note addressed to George Raven, of No. 4M Ceo? tral-ave.. wdth Instructions) on the envelope to Mrs. Koch to deliver the note immediately. The servant had heard Mr. Auhert go to the kitchen from his room about 1 o'clock. She suspected nothing wrong, even when she read the Instruc? tions on the envelope, as she knew that Mr. Raven and Mr. Auhert were warm friend?, and supposed her employer desired the letter delivered early, be? fore Mr. Raven had left home for his place of business, The note was written in German. It was as follows: August 1, 18t>7. Hear 1'rlend Raven: Please do me the favor to rail at once at No. 4? Lincoln-St. and take charge of my nouse and business Inclosed key is for tue office. The middle drawer of my desk Is open, and you will tlnd all keys. Including a letter. Please send ?i dispatch to Louis Darflefn, Nos. KA and 1"3 Wooster-st., New-York, at once; also notify Crem* p?en and Castens. In true friendship, yours, HENRY AUBERT. George Reven. No. 4."* Central-ave. Mr. Raven suspected that something was amiss, snd )k> immediately Informed the police. Rounds? man Joseph Richards, who was sent to the house. rapped Ofl thi bedroom door, and, receiving no se? ep mse, forced It open. He was almost suffocated by the Imprisoned gas. He wrapped a handker eiiii f about his nostrils and ran into the room, opened thp windows and shut off the nas. Mr. and Mrs. Auhert were lying on the bed dead Dr. Oestman was called and declared that life had been extinct for several hours. Auliert was prominent in German-American so clety. He was identified with s number of societies and was Blaster of Allemania Lodge of Pr?s and Accepted Masons. He had many friends who would gladly have assisted him out of his financial straits, but he concealed his em barrmsament from them. Mr. Raven refused to make any statement concerning Aubert's affairs. Auh.rt on several occasions Informed friends that his life was Insured for $10,000, and his wife was the beneficiary. Mr. Raven has taken charge of the bodies and employed an undertaker to stake arrangements for the burial. One of Aubert's sons arrived at his parents' house last evening. He declined to make any statement about the tragedy FAMILY SWEPT OVER 1 WATERFALL. CARRIED IN A SKIPS OVER WAPPISOBR*S PALLS, THirtTT FEET BIQH?WOMDERETL ES OAPB OS OBOSOB DRAPER HIS WISE AMD DAUGHTER POUghkeepste, S. Y.. Aug. 'J.?Oeorge Draper, his wrfe and fifteen-year-old daughter, Pearl, had a terrible experience yesterday afternoon. While sailing In a .-klff on Wapplnger's i 'reek they wer. swept ivi r a waterfall thirty feet high, atid were saved from death only by the heroic exer? tions of Draper himself. The man is a well-to-do farmer, living at Salt Point. Il" la about forty years old, and possesses great strength and athletic skill. When Draper took his wife and daughter out for a sail yester? day afternoon the creek was greatly swollen by the recent bea/ry niiiiH. and he rowed further down Uie stream than usual. Suddenly he realized that the waterfall! wer? just ahead of him, and he headed the skfff toward the hank. He was no match for the rushing current, however, and before he could reach the shors his frail boat was swept over the fall. Drap.-r clasped his wife and daughter in his arms as the ?klff overturned. At the bottom of the waterfall the three were drawn under b? the Impact of the falling water above them, and several moments elapsed before s favoring eddy swept them down stream, sway from the waterfall. Draper held fast to his wife, but his daughter was swept away from him. He la a good swimmer, and. striking out for the shore. soon had hla wife safe upon the bank. Then he iwam back after Pearl, who had by this time been carried many feet by the current. By dint of great exertion he reached her jusl as aha was sinking for the third time, and seized her by the hair. He was by this time wellnlgh exhausted', and it was only through efforts that seemed almost superhuman that he reached the bank with his un coni - loua 'laughter. Laying Pearl upon the bank beside her mother, who was too faint to render any assistance, Dra? per htirrhd a mile across lots for a doctor. The physician responded promptly and gave the ??rl restoratives, after which she and her mother were removed to their home. Both women were pros? trated to-day from the shook and bruises which they received from contact with rocks, but the attending physician says they will recover. 77//; AUTOPSY OR ALICE \i. BARRETT. DEATH RESULTED PROM A PISTOL WOUKD AN INQUEST WILL PRORAPLT BE ORDERED. Boston, Aug. 2.?The repjrt of the autopsy In the case of Alice M. Barrett, mr.de by Medical Examiner Bteadman, has been filed with District-Attorney Stevens. It declares that death resulted from a pistol wound In the heart. No suggestion Is made whether the death was from suicide or murder. It is probable that an Inquest a ill be ordered by the District-At? torney. Miss Barrett's body was found In the office of her employers by firemen who had responded to an alarm for a hi ize thoug.it to have been started by lightning. It was at first thought that she was killed b} the holt, hut later it developed that she dl 1 from a bullet-wound. WRITE CAPS BEATES OFF. TWO OF THE OANC, LEST BERIKD PKAD IV AN ATTACK ON AN ALABAMA FARMER'S BOUSE Birmingham. Ala.. Aug. 2 (Special.-Frank Sim monds, at Concord. AI'?., gave a warm reception to a gang of White Cans, headed by Dudley Johnson, last night. Slmmonds Is a farmer, and was sus? pected of Informing on his neighbors, who are Illicit distillers. They armed themselves and donned 'he white-cap Karb, a handkerchief with *yi, r"?ce and mouth ho.e? In It, and marched on Slmmonds s hOUSS in a body. Fifty rifles were discharge.1, but an lmmed.ate and unexpected rep.y was receive 1 from Slmmonds and bin ?on. who had learned of the proposed attack. The white caps finally re? treated. In the morning Johnson and an unknown man were found dead In the woods near Slm monds's house. Miss LARSEVB DEATH A MTU RAL OSE. OPEICIAL REPORT OF THF CHPMIST DECLARES NO TRACES OS POISOS wrcRE FotNP IN BER BTOMACE. Poughkeepsle. N. Y . Aug. ?.?The Coroner's Jury has been occupied all day with the Relma I.arsen ease, and It will probably be shown beyond per adventure that the parlormaid of Mrs. Clarence Dlnsmore, of Staatsburg, N. Y., came to her death from natural causes. The chemist who was em? ployed by Coroner Bevler, of Malte.iwan. has re? porte,I thai he was unabie to tlnd any trace of poison In the contents of the girl's stomach. Miss Larson, it win be remembered, left the home of 1er mistress about two we < ks ago to visit h*r sister In New-York On the train she was taken suddenly ill. and was removed to the general hos | pita! at Klshklll, where she died twenty-four hours i later. Th? re was suspicion that *he might have ! been poisoned. After receiving the report . - the chemist, DIs I trict-Attomey wood stated yesterday that he did not consider any further analysis necessary or ex i pedlent. He Is satisfied that If Miss I.arsen had taken poison the analysis of the contents of the st,.mach would have revealed it. and he is firmly convinced that the young woman died from nat? ural causes. KILLED RY His M ADDERM? WIFE. Redwood Fall?. Minn., \ug. ? ?John O'Connell, a well-known politician, has been murdered at his farmhouse. Seven gashes in his scalp were made by some blunt Instrument. After the blows had been Inflicted his ClOthtng was saturated with kerosene and his home ??>t on fir?-. Statements of the three el.hst children mude to the authorities an- to the effect that Mrs O'Connell, th?- wife of the murdered nun, was the murderer. Th?- wife's untt|>athy to drink was strong, and O'Connell'? abuse of her ami the children while under Its Influence appear* to have driven her temporarily insane. Rockwood's Artistic Cabinet Photographs, pi p?r dozen. Uround floor. No. 1.4*) Broadway.? AdvL WHY IT TAKES SO MUCH TIME SALI8BURY ON PEACE NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN TURKEY AND GREECE. THE KRONTIKR Qt'ESTION SETTLED. Bl'T THE IN? DEMNITY QtESTlON HANGS FIRE- A RAD? ICAL SOMTIO.V OF THE CRETAS F-RORLEM SffJCESTED. London. Aug. I? The Marquis of Salisbury, replying in the House of Lords to-day to the Liberal leader, the Earl of KlmU-rley, who questioned the Government as to the state of the peace negotiations between Greece and Turkey, outlined the atatus of the Constantinople ex? changes of views, occasionally referring to them In sarcastic tones. The Premier said It was no wonder that the patience of many people wag sorely tried by the delay. The complexity and j multiplicity of the negotiations, he added, might, however, account for their length. Lord Salisbury explained that the peac- which the Powers were trying to arrange was no otdU ! nary agreement between a SSnqiKCOt and a conquered country. The terrltor. COSjqaered \<y the Turkish army was one assigned to <;ree<e by International arrangement, and therefore tha ' Powers' voice (n regard to its d!sp. sal wag recognized by the Sultan. The latter was right in demanding security against incursions su<h as those which brought about the present war, and for that purpose a recttScatloa <>f the frontier on a strategic base was a reasonable demand. It was also reasonable to h-l-l that the Gre.'k communities shouid not be paced un? der Turkish rule. The Premier further asserted that Ht Majes? ty's Ministers believed that those ?VSattOSJS had been settled, and that Turkey had aecpted the fro ltler line traced by the military attaches of the Embassies of the Powers, th.ugii the pre? mier shared In I^rd Klmberley's doubt?, ftnd announcements that accomplished facts were not really so until actually accomplished. Speaking of the Indemnity to be paid to Tur? key by Greece, Lord Salisbury sail: There comes In the mysterious and difficult question of the German bondholders. We do not think that | any International duty lies . n Europe t.. provide for their payment, though I admit they have been long unpaid. The credit of Greece In the j European market will for a long time be exceed? ingly small, and some form of control of fJrsst sources of revenue Is Inevitable, I cannot ?ay that negotiations in that direction have ad I vanced very far, and I mu3t admit that the quas? ! turn may be a source of vary considergbU delay." With reference to Crete, he said that it was of j no use for the Powers to attempt to arrange a form of government until the m> rs Important controversy had been adjusted. The peasant at? titude of Crete seemed to be favorable to an agreement so far as the Christians were con? cerned; but the two creeds were no nearer than they had been for many centuries "The only solution." he said, "seems to be to dig a ditch across the Island, w ?th the Christians on one side and the Moslems on the other, (mr earnest object is to MTBBJgn what has been prom? ised, taking care to be just to both s?riions. We are not Inclined to admit, merely b?canes the Mussulmans are in the minority, that their In - terssts are to be neglect d." Lord Salisbury said that he fully agreed wlih Lord Klmberley that Crete was in a deJSfarowa position. The element of danger, however, d'.d not arise, he insisted, because th.- island was mixed up in the affairs of the nttmnoSj Empire, but rather from the terrible division JUnhng the creeds, a division which might yet require a power greater than all the sovereigns of Europe to banish. Constantinople. Aug. 2.?From present indi? cations, the Powers wHt be compelled to send an.ther ultimatum to Turkey. Paris, Aug. 12. -A dispatch received here from Constantinople says that the Ambassadors ate determined to maintain the wording of their draft cf me treaty of peace without any change. -? TO GET A "CORSEE" OS UOMT. I A CONSOLIDATION OF TUE GAS AND BUBCTJUS LIOHT COMPANIES OF NEW -JE USE Y INDKR WAV. Phl'.ip N. Jackson, president of the Penpb "s Electric Light and Power Company, of Newark, said yesterday that the consolidation of the company with the Newark Gas Company STOUld be consummated within a month. Mr. Jackson said, in retard to the terms of th" deal, that it would be effected in a way similar to that of a consolidation of the Kas and electric-light com? panies Of P...ehester, N. Y. The electric-light company has a capitalizan >n Of |3,000,000|, and has leaned no bonds. The gas company has 11,000^000 capital t>t..ck and Sl.iMti.don i ? bonds. The selling price of electric stock yesterday was 102, and thai of Um ebb stock. MB, The d".unc-iight company controls the lighting of nearly twenty towns, and m..st of the plants in North Jersey, not owned Bf controlled by the company, are owned 'r con? trolled by iic United <...* Improvement Com? pany, of Philadelphia, which bus. within a month, secured twenty-five hundred shares of the Peoples company stock. The Newark <;as company controls the gas llgntlng in Harrison, Kearny, Montclatr and other plao ?, near New? ark, while the Philadelphia Gag Improvement Company controls the tame Interests In Jersey City and Paterson. The consolidation, when ef? fected, will, therefore, have control - i nearly ill the gas and electric lighting Interest! of North? ern New-Jersey, and it may eventually embrace the same Interests in the entire State. The n-?w consolidation ?rill represent a total stock capi? talization of $16,000,000. The present Newark Gas Company was formed a year ago bj S consolidation of th? Citizens* anil Newark Gaslight companies The largest stockholder in the Citizens' company was Henry C. Kelsey, Secretary of Stai . and the largest owner of Newark company stock was Eugene ; Vanderpoot, the president. By tha merger of the companies Vanderpool and the Newark of? ficers retired. The StOCkhol V ? Pted bonds for their stock, paying B per ceni and Interest, and ?4,000,000 was issu-d. fcfr. Keissy became president of the new company. The People's Electric Light and Power Company is a com? bination of all the electric light compa??as in Newark and neighboring towns, and the con - trolling spirit In it is Bernard If, Shanley. who la also ore of the principal men of the Con? solidated Traction Company. E, B, Gaddts and others wh i are heavily Interested In the C? n I solidated Traction Company, also have large ' interests In gas and electric light. ?e? RB8VMIS0 WORK AFTER WLBSK8B. i PLAN PS FTA'lT IT. OiVtKl KMIM>n MKNT TO A LAMB NVMHKK OK MKN Philadelphia. Aug. 2. -The Hammond Fdne Tao| Works et Ogonts, a suburb of this city, resumed work to-day after a shutdown cf two monta?. About one hundred men will be eflspl ? >d Work ; was also resumed to-day at the Bohemian brar.eh of Wheaton ft Co "s glass works, at M ?Il ville. N J. Cleveland, Aug. 2. -All departm-nt* of the ClOVO? . land Rolling Ml Is opened to-dav AbSttt two thou? sand men were put at work. Several departments ; which had shut down at the time of the coal strike i resumed operations General Manager ?'hlsholm I said he did not know how long the works won d I continue in full operation Huntington. \V. Vs , Aug. 2 (Special). The Fn , sign Cat and Manufacturing Company, which has been employing only a small force, to-day put all hands t<> work, with business In slKht to k?ep go? ing for three months. This Is the hest showing made since ?892. To-day orders for three snow ploughs and one hundred and fifty cars were I booked. -?. SOl'TMKRN IRON TRADE BOOMING. Birmingham. Ala.. Aug 2 (Special).-The semi? annual summary of Iron shipments from the South? ern field, which embrace? Alabama. Chattanooga and Nashville, shows total shipments from January 1 to July 1. 1S?7. of 491.(XO ton? of pig tron and 27.8*0 I tons of cast-Iron pipe. The Birmingham district alone. Including only the furnace* Is and about Birmingham, ?hipped 3M..127 tons of pig Iron und i IT.?79 tons of cast Iron pl|>e. The export business ? was 120,708 ton? of Iron and 2.092 ton? of cast-iron pipe. The shipments are 50 per cent over the ?ame period last year. The export business Is an Increase I of 800 per cent over same period In 1898.