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VOLV 0L - LXI..-X- 10.880.
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London. April 30, 1 a . m.— "Black Michael." as
the Chancellor of the Exchequer has been named
by Bdmiring Tories aV-oause O f his becoming a
etiffer and stronger figure day by day, gave a
miners' deputation no ground for hope respect
ing Ok coal duties, but rent it away yesterday
with neat compliments. The shipping and min
ing industries are settling down to the convic
tion that the only concession which can be ex
ppcted from the Treasury is the exemption of
e>Btrmeta for a short period from the export
duties or, coal, and candid men among them are
beginning to admit that the agitation has been
pitched too high, and that the mines will not be
c'.nsed or ships driven from the sea by the new
methods of taxation. Contractors now assert
that foreign navies, like the French, will be
forced ultimately to pay the export duty on
Welsh steam coal, and that Sir Michael Hicks-
Beach's forecast that the tax will fall upon the
foreigner may bo fulfilled in the course of time.
Liberal pr ;ests Ttrainst the sugar duties have
been met by Tory ridicule of the oldtime. Glad
rtnne fioctrine that the salvation of the indus
trial and ncxicultura! classes lay in cheap mar
malade and jam. The Chancellor's hold upon
Tor} sfte-ttoaa Is increased when proof is of
fered that he is running counter to a Olad-
Etorian principle.
The magi'" name of J. Pierpont Morgan looms
large in financial c'rcles just now. Quite a flut
ter was caused in the City yesterday by the story
that the leviathan financier had purchased the
we!! known Leyland Line of steamers, engaged
in the Atlantic. Mediterranean and West Indian
trades. On the Stock Exchange opinion was
about equally divided as to the probability
of the deal taking place, and. while some opera
tors were inclined to ridicule the story and sug
gest that Mr. Morgan's next deal should be the
acquisition of the British fleet, a good many
ehrewd observers were of the opinion that there
must have been some foundation for the story,
although the report of the directors of the Ley
land company, which was i-*ued on Saturday,
made no reference to any impending sa'.e. The
authorized capital of the company is £7*«"M>OO,
of which amount £701.500 ir paid up. Tt is sig
nificant that the story of the deal was con
sidered good enough to add 15 shillings to the
value of the ordinary £K> shares yesterday.
Walter Giynn. managing director of the Ley
land Line, confirms the report of the big ship
ping deal to the extent of admitting that nego
tiations are in progress and that Mr. Morgnn
is operating on behalf of a syndicate. Mr.
Glynn is careful to add that the Americans are
buying up a large interest in the fleet, but
beyond that there will be no change whatever
in the concern. Public opinion is undoubtedly
a good deal perturbed by the operation, though
the interest so far acquired entitles Mr. Mor
gan's syndicate to place on the board only two
directors. It is felt that there is a possibility
that further purchases of shares may be made
safj control of the line ultimately pass into
American hands. What the effect of the deal
upon the other English shipping companies will
be Js at present a matter of speculation. "The
Express" supplements the news with a report
that Mr Morgan and the group of capitalists
for whom he is operating are resolved to spend
£10,000,000 in new vessels during the next five
years, with the object of making the Atlantic
and Pacific oceans American lakes. This paper
is very doleful this morning and speaks of the
deal as most deplorable from a national point
of view Engiand is called upon to wake up
and put a stop to the American plans of world
control by the force of dollars. The appoint
ment of a Minister of Commerce is suggested.
Th* week has opened with a busy day in art
snd social circles. The Guildhall art gallery
was thronged hour after hour for the private
view of the Ppanish exhibition, and the Water
Color Show in Pall Mall, where Arthur Melville
has carried his impressionist vagaries to the
verge of folly, was also well filled The Musical
Festival was opened in Queen's Hall with
Ci-.u.nr.e as conductor, Blanche Marchesl as vo
calist and Robert Newman's orchestra of over a
hundred performers in Beethoven's Symphony
No. S. Bizet's overture "Patrie," music from
' Tannhauser," the prelude from "Tristan" and
pel'-cticns from Berlioz and C£sar Franck.
Lord Avebury, famous alike as financier, econ
omist and municipal reformer, was entertained
by the Authors' Club and a large literary com
pany. I N. F.
London, April 29.— A representative delegation
fmm the miners of the United Kingdom met the
Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Michael Hicks-
Beach, to-day, and asked for the withdrawal of
the export tax on coal. The Chancellor. reply-
Ing, controverted the suggestion that the tax
would injure the export coal trade. The tax, he
said, would ultimately be paid by the foreigners,
and therefore the colliery owners could not pre
v-nd it was necessary to reduce the miners'
wages on that account.
Many South Wales miners are enjoying a holi
day to-day, as a protest against the tax. De
monstrations took place at various points
m t> \o rwoi: THoroFt 4 prfxce.
Prince Henri de Croy was angry -when he
made his appearance on Ellis Island yesterday
for the purpose of obtaining the release of his
valet, who has been held up by the immigration
authorities under the provisions of the Contract
Labor law. The valet was allowed to remain
on the steamship on Sunday night, but early
yesterday morning he was taken to the Immi
grant Depot on Ellis Island.
The Prince made his way to. the Battery yes
terday forenoon and applied for passage to Ellis
Island. He had to fight his ".ay through a
crown of Italians who were anxious to get their
friends released from the Immigrant Depot, and
as the police showed no favoritism at the boat
landing he was compelled to fall in line.
Prince Henri stamped his feet, Mi face was
flushed and he was very uneasy, as slowly he
edged niß way to the «ate He was ignorant of
the fact that a ticket was required for the ferry
boat John 0 Carlisle, and when he explained
that he was anxious to get his valet free, but
was minus the cardboard, he expected to be let
through. He found to his chagrin that without
a ticket he could not get across. After getting
the pass he had again to fall into line, and
afterward was allowed to cross the Upper Bay.
As Prince Henri reached the immigrant station
'¦ met his valet, who had answered all the
questions eatisfactorUy. and had exhibited a big
KBI of greenback!! just la the act of leaving for
the city. Upon landing the pair hired a cab
anil drove away.
An effort was made to find ; Prince Henri in
the city, last -night, but It, proved fruitless. .; At
. plac*-«i where he has been; accustomed to stay
'**• wa« said that' he had gone* to Washington. >•
A Madison-aye. electric car going north and
running at a high rate of speed on the heavy
down grade beginning at Eighty-eighth-st. hit
a Fifth-aye. stage coach last night at Eighty
ninth-st. The coach was overturned and it
slid along the pavement for fifty feet. Three
vromen riding inside of it were slightly injured
and two on top seriously. The driver's skull
was fractured. The car was almost filled with
men and women. One of the latter was injured.
The injured are:
BISniE. Catharine, thirty year? old, of No. . .7 West
Eleventh St.. ecalp wound* and shock.
CLARK, Mn=. Elizabeth, trained nurse In Pprasue Hos
pital. No. 3*i West Forty-fecond-st.. hip and pelvis
CONNORS. Martin, driver, forty-three years old. of No.
38 Mor.trose-st.. skull fractured.
M' ALIEN. Ida. of No. 1.404 Park-aye.. shock and cuts.
O'NEILL. [Catherine thirty-thre* years old. of No.
B=3 East Thirty fourth st. scalp wound and shock.
ROES Catherine M.. of SprSKUe Hospital, concussion
of' brain and scalp wound.
Three ambulances were called from the Pres
byterian Hospital.
The stage left the stables In Eighty-ninth-
Ft. on its regular schedule time for a trip down
town. The hour was S o'clock. Miss Roes and
Miss Clark were on top. Miss Bisbee, Miss Car
penter and Miss O'Neill inside and the driver,
Connors, on the box.
As Connors neared Madison he saw that
the car. of which Harley Walker, thirty-seven
years old, of No. 7."> East Eishty-fifth-st.. was
motorman, was running very fast. He tried to
stop, but the stage, like the car. was on a down
grade, and before he knew it he was almost on
the tracks. His only hope was to get over.
He lashed his team, and the horses leaped for
ward, but it was too late. Despite desperate
efforts by the motorman the car hit the rear
wheel of the stage, and with a terrific crash
overturned that vehicle and hurled it fifty feet
along the pavement.
Harley stuck to his post. It was a miracle
that he was not crushed to death, as the fender
of the car and front dashboard were smashed
into fragments. He managed to stop the car
before it hit the coach a second time.
Miss Rees was on the side of the stage top
nearest the car, and when the collision occurred
she was thrown on top of the car. There she lay
unconscious. Her companion, Miss Clark, and
Connors were thrown In the other direction, and
fell on a pile of brick in front of an apartment
house under construction.
The three women in the stage were found
lying in a heap among the debris of broken
framework and glass. They were bleeding and
almost unconscious.
Louis Solomon, a watchman, carried a night
stick, and with that he called the police. Police
man Higgins first and then a dozen other police
men ran to his aid. After a little while Cap
tain Dean and part of the reserves from the
East Eighty-eighth-st. station arrived.
Higgins sent in calls for ambulances to the
Presbyterian Hospital. Three, in charge of
Surgeons Coonley, Dormann and Wheelwright,
answered in a hurry.
The team of horses attache/I to the stage ran
to Fifth-aye. They were not hurt.
Mueller's drug store was turned Into a tem
porary hospital, and all the injured were car
ried there. Miss Roes was lifted from her
perilous position on top of the car.
The Fifth-aye. stage company sent its auto
mobile stapes to the scene and took all the in
jured persons able to go their homes. A num
ber of women in the., car^wno Dim.ted recovered
quickly, and declined to give their names. Some
went home oh .the car. Others went home In
cabs or the automobiles.
The accident attracted an enormous crowd, and
the police had their hands full. The line was
blocked for half an hour.
Albany. April 29.— Ex-Senator David B. Hill
to-day gave out the following statement:
My attention has been called to the story
which is going the rounds of the press that I
am expecting to make a political trip through
the West and South either this year or next. I
desire to state that I do not contemplate any
such trip.
When recently advised that an Invitation was
being prepared in the State of Washington and
elsewhere requesting me to make such a visit, I
immediately replied that it would be Impossible,
and requested an abandonment of the proposed
I will state further that I am not a candi
date for the Democratic Presidential nomina
tion in 1004. I am neither seeking the nomina
tion nor expecting it. I regard all sugges
tions of candidates at this time as premature
and inadvisable. No one can now tHI what
can or ought to be done in I!KM.
Erik Carlsen, of N*°- -~ e > st Mark's-ave.,
Brooklyn, was crushed to death by an elevator
in the Bank of America Building, No. 40 Wall
st.. late yesterday afternoon.
Carlsen was cleaning the elevator shafts, and
had reached the seventh floor. He was on top
of the elevator, which had come to a standstill
between the sixth and seventh floors, when he
incautiously put his head and shoulders over
the side to look below. Without warning the
elevator in the next shaft, separated by only a
few inches from the other, and operated by
Arthur J. Perrotet. rapidly descended and
pinned him between the two.
Perrotet's car was stopped. Not knowing
the cause, he brought it back to the seventh
floor. When Carlsen's body was discovered
several typewriter girls who were in Perrotet's
car fainted at the sight.
Policemar. Archibald, of the Broadway Squad,
arrested Perrotet, who was locked up In the Old
Plip Station on a charge of criminal negligence.
South McAlester. Ind. T.. April 29.— An explosion
of gas occurred to-day In the mine of the McAlester
Coal Company, at AJderson, by which five men
lost their lives, seven were injured and another
is reported missing. The killed are three colored
men. Eiranusl Taylor and Wiley Clark and his
brother, and two Italians. Andrew Pescol and
Dominco Wesoluty. "Joe" Petrovltch Is missing.
The explosion occurred at about 6:45 o'clock this
morning. About one hundred and twenty-five men
were at work In the mine at the time. It is not
known how the gas Ignited, but It is probable that
some of the men fired a shot that the shot firers
had not «et off. The Phot firers enter the mine In
the evening after the miners go away ana fire all
the shots or blasts that the miners have prepared.
Sometimes shot? are not well prepared, and the
shot firers refuse to fire them. Occasionally. In
these cases, the m- afterward fire the snot them
selves, although this Is aßair.st the rules of the
mine. It is thought this was done this morning by
some of the men who were afterward killed or In
lured ny the explosion. The dead were «11 asphyxi
ated. The explosion was not severe, as other men
working In other parts of the mine did not hear
it, and the engineer nt the shaft mouth ncarrl no
noise, but saw smoke ari?e. No damage was done
to the mine.
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& North-Western. Union Pacific and Southern Pa
cific Ryp. Address North- We»tern Line, 461 B way.
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"I am sure the United States will grant us
Independence, that Washington will soon an
nounce to the world that Cuba Is a sovereign
power and that Cuba will indeed be a nation on
the next February 24."— (General Portuondo. of
the Cuban commission to a Tribune reporter.
From a statement made yesterday by General
Rafael Portuondo, one of the five Cuban Com
missioners now in this city, much of the mystery
¦which has surrounded the mission of the delega
tion to this country is dissipated. The com
missioners have since their arrival here main
tained the closest secrecy regarding their con
ferences with President McKinley and other
high officers at Washington, and they have here
tofore met all questions as to what message they
are taking back to their countrymen with eva
sive answers.
When pressed for a statement, however, yes
terday afternoon, General Portuondo at last
"A great stumbling block has been removed.
That is all I care to say."
"What stumbling block to you mean. Sefior?"
was asked.
"Section 3 of the Platt amendment." was the
answer. Then, after some deliberation, he added:
"Let me tell you. so that you will under
stand." Here the Cuban paused a moment, as
if revolving some weighty question in his mind.
Then he continued:
"The Cubans have been afraid of your armies.
They fear what some call imperialism. Now, in
Section 3, I think, of the Platt amendment it
is provided that the United States may send
troops into Cuba whenever in the opinion of
Washington such action is necessary. This pro
vision awakened widespread suspicion. Many
said that it was only a pretext for the United
States to continue a standing army in Cuba for
all time. The presence of soldiers, and especial
ly those of another people, cannot but be oner
ous and discomfiting to us.
"Others said that although the United States
might withdraw her forces now she could, under
this provision, immediately send them back
again. This, then, was a stumbling block. It
was perhaps magnified in the eyes of the com
mon people, and they demanded that If these
suspicions were well founded such a measure
should not receive our sanction.
"But President McKlnley soon assured us that
these suspicions were groundless. When we
said that by this provision the United States
had more Jurisdiction over Cuba than over any
one of its own States, because in the latter case
I understand the national government cannot
send troops Into a State without the permission
of the State government, he said:
" 'Gentlemen, you need have no f>nr Troops
will not be sent Into Cuba unless conditions are
little less than anarchy."
"The President's answer so convinced us that
we ' could not but be imprensed with his sin
"How do the Cubans f«»ei In regard to inde
pendence?" was asked.
"Ninety-nine per cent or our people," The Ken*,
erar answered; '"want independence. They will
not even listen to annexation. They want In
dependence, absolute In lapeadenee. Now, Ido
not mean that the Cuban people are. not disposed
to give the Americans everything that they, the
Americans, will need for their own defence. I
tell you that If the question of Independence la
settled and all differences on the subject are
eliminated, everything else can be arranged."
"What do you mean by independence? Does
not each State of the United States have In
dependence?" the' reporter asked.
"By independence I mean sovereignty. We
want to regulate our own International affairs.
But our preferences will be for America, to help
and support her In case of need."
"Were there not many other questions em
bodied in the Platt amendment which you dis
cussed with the President?"
"Yes. There are many things in the Platt
amendment which we came here to learn about;
but these will be arranged later."
"How about the selection and granting of
coaling stations?"
¦ "As to those I cannot say. Such questions will
be left to the constitutional convention at Ha
"Are you sure, then, that the United States
will grant Cuba Its desired independence?"
"Yes, I am sure. And I believe that Wash
ington will soon announce to the world that
Cuba Is a sovereign power, and that Cuba will
Indeed be a nation by February 24. 1002."
"What recommendations will you make to
the convention on your return?"
"That is to be determined on our way home
from this port. We will, of course, report what
we have learned. I do not know how the others
feel exactly, but as for myself I shall urge
the convention to accept the Platt amendment."
The commissioners spent the. most of their
time yesterday in each going his Individual
way. " Three of them were guests of General
Brooke for luncheon at Governor's Island. Later
a conference was called at their rooms, In the
Fifth Avenue Hotel, where all five commission
ers received T. Estrada Palma, the head of the
Cuban Junta in this city during the war.
Before the meeting had ended a report was
current that the commissioners had asked Gen
eral Palma if he would accept the Presidency
of the new republic.
The general left the meeting abruptly nt 7
o'clock for his home, In Central Valley, and
could not be seen.
Seftor Capote, chairman of the commission,
when asked if the report was true, said: "We did
not talk politics to any great extent. That is
all I care to say."
The commission expects to visit the Stock
Exchange to-morrow. They will leave the city
to-morrow on the Ward Line steamship Havana.
The partly disabled steamer New-York passed
Fire Island at 10:4.j o'clock last night. She Is
coming in under one propeller, her port shaft
having been broken early in the voyage. The
accident was first reported by the Campania
upon her arrival in Europe last Friday night.
The steamer Minnehaha, which arrival sraati r
day, reported passing the New-York on last
Thursday evening.
One of the disabled steamer's passengers is
Count Stanislaus Colacichi, who is bringing from
the Vatican the red hat to Cardinal Martinelli.
When the New-York reaches her dock this
morning the member of the Noble Guard from
the Vatican will be met by the Rev. Dr. Rooker.
secretary of the Apostolic Delegation, who will
escort him to Washington. It is expected that
pome of the Catholic clergy will also be on hand
to greet Count Colacichi.
London, April 29.— Information received here
from TJromi, West Africa, and dated March 2",
is to the effect that the punitive expedition un
der Major Heneker. composed of 2.">0 men, and
which had penetrated to the "northeast of Benin
City, and there seized an important town, was
being attacked in force. The natives were col
lecting from all parts of the country. Up to
the date of the report Major Heneker's com
mand had had thirty-two casualties. Lieuten
ant Carstairs, of Canadian Militia, had been
slightly , wounded. He was the only white offl
irr injured.
Policeman Donohue, of the West Twentieth-st.
station, has until !>:.'{O o'clock this morning to
produce before Justice Jerome, in the library of
the District Attorney's office, a prisoner whom
Donohue lost In the West Twentieth-st. station
yesterday afternoon. If Donohue does not ap
pear there with the prisoner. Justice Jerome has
declared that he will issue a warrant for Dono
hue's arrest. The Justice has also intimated
that Captain Moynihan, who is In command of
the West Twentieth-st. station, will find him
self in a bad position.
The prisoner who was lost is said to be a
former fireman, named Hart, who is accused of
having tried to "tip off" a poolroom yesterday
afternoon on which he thought a raid was
about to be made. The raid had already been
Long after Justice Jerome and the others in
his party had left the station Sergeant Tims
gave out the Information that twenty minutes
after Justice Jerome's departure Donohue had
found his missing prisoner hiding in a closet
in the basement of the station. The police say
the prisoner is James King, of No. 86 King
st. He was charged with disorderly conduct by
the police and released in $500 bail, furnished
by Edward Holton, of No. 134 Seventh-aye.
Justice Jerome, with William M. Fuller, clerk
of the Court of Special Sessions; Frank Moss,
of the Society for Prevention of Crime; Detec
tives Cuff and Reynders. of the Central Office;
Detectives Hammond, Dillon and McClelland,
and another of the detectives of the Society for
the Prevention of Crime, went to a poolroom at
No. 121 Eleventh-aye. yesterday afternoon about
4 o'clock to execute four warrants against men
charged with being connected with the place.
Two of Mr. Moss's detectives were waiting in
the poolroom, which is in the rear of a saloon
kept by Henry Kolz. There are three entrances,
one a private entrance, one by the side door
of the saloon and the other by the main door of
the saloon. Guards were placed at all the en
trances so that no one could escape. The rest
of the party then went in by the main entrance.
There was a picket at the bar, who passed the
party, as Moss's detectives, who had visited the
place several times since April 10. when they
began to gather evidence against it, were known
to him as good customers. At the door leading
to the poolroom another and more suspicious
picket was encountered. He tried to stop the
party, and a short scuffle occurred, which gave
the alarm to the people Inside.
At once the detectives in the room jumped
for the papers that were wanted as evidence
p.nd the men called for by th* warrants. One of
the j detectives went over the railing behind
which the cashier stood. The cashier grabbed
th* money before him with one hand, and with
th» other reached for a revolver, with which he
threatened the detective. Several of the custom
ers drew revolvers, and the detectives also got
theirs ready ; for action. A lively scrimmage
followed, and for several minutes It looked as
though there would be bloodshed. AH the ar
rests were finally made without any shots hav
ing been fired.
Six men we arrested, including Frank Col
lins, the picket In the barroom, alleged to be the
proprietor of the place; Harry Weston, the
raehier, and William Greene, his assistant.
"We6ton and one of the other prisoners were
taken without warrants. Betting sheets, racing
cards, telegraph instruments and a telephone,
with the number 4.217 Eighteenth-st., were
found. There was also obtained a marked .52
bill, which had been bet on a horse in the third
race at Aqueduct by one of the detectives just
before the raid was made. - A renewal of a liquor
license. issued to Henry Kolz. believed to be the
man giving his name as Frank Collins, was
An soon as quiet was restore,! two of the de
tectives were sent in a cab to the West Twen
tieth-st. station for policemen to take the pris
oners to the station. Captain Moynihan did not
know that a raid had been made, and he was
not told. He was simply asked for men to take
charge of some prisoners at a poolroom in
Eleventh-aye. He detained the detectives for
some time, and at last sent them away with
two patrolmen in uniform and a plain clothes
When the detectives and the policemen were
outside of the station a man afterward identified
as Hart crossed the street from the fire engine
house opposite and whispered to one of the
policemen. He then started on a run for the
poolroom. The detectives had expected BUch a
manipuvre, and one of them at once jumped into
the cab and ordered the driver to hurry to the
poolroom. The detective reached the poolroom
ftrßt, and when Hart arrived, tried to arrest him.
Hart, realized his mistake, and fought desper
ately to escape, but Detective Cuft' hurried out
side and Hart was soon overpowered.
All the prisoners except the card marker, who
had escaped, were taken to the station. Police
man Donohue, with Hart in his charge, brought
up the rear. Hart was taken into the station.
but instead of being watched strictly was al
lowed to go Into the back room. When Justice
Jerome opened court Hart was not to be found.
It was several minutes before Captain Moynihan
would allow the station to be searched. He
feemed to prefer insisting that th> man had not
gone out the front door. Mr. Moss told him that
no one supposed Hart had gone out the front
Justice Jerome then took ¦ hand. He ordered
Donohue to produce his prisoner. Donohue
declared Greene to be his prisoner, but Mr.
Moss's detectives shouted that Greene was De
tective Reynder's prisoner. Then Donohue de
clared that he had had no prisoner.
At that Justice Jerome said to Donohue: "I
will give you until 9:86 to-morrow morning to
produce that man. If you do not have him then
I will issue a warrant for you. There will be
no subpeena this time. lam tired of these tips
being sent out. It must stop." He also inti
mate,! that Captain Moynihan was BMN or less
One of the five men still in custody was dis
charged, and the other four were helil m $1,000
bail each for examination this morning in thr
library of the District Attorney's office.
After the raid Mr MOM said that it was one
of the most MMOSSafBI that had been made, and
he believed the evidence secured was conclusive.
When Mr. Moss was informed last nteht that
Donohue had fourd his losi prifl l߀f MMM aflat
the raiders left the station he charged
that :he pottOSfaaa had becOSßa frightened at
Justice Jerome's threat, and had therefore ar
raigned 'us prisoner. Mr. Bfoas said th:n man.
whom the poitec call King, but who is known
as Hart, was a man who SSvVf a tip in one of
the Conunttte* af fin* tin's ralda.
The s; x prisoners finally landed described
themselves as James King, of No. 80 King-st.;
William Greene. No. '_';( Madison-«t. ; Frank
Collins, No. I.4ST Mndison-ave. : John Re.>,i. No.
124 Madison-st.: Henry Weston. No. 437 West
Forty-seventh-at.. and Benjamin Clay. No. 1.030
Second-aye. Clay was discharged.
Captain Mcvnihan. when asked soon after
the departure of Mr. Moss and the others con
cerning the escape of Hart, said that he had
never heard of any man named Hart and did
not believe any man had escaped. He said hs
had told Frank Moss that he was a liar when
he had said that a man had escaped. Captain
Moynihan practically charged thai Justice Je
rome's, threat to Donohue that ho would be ar
rester} if ne 31d not produce Hart was an in
vention on the oart of Mr. Moss. He declared
that no „ne else had heird the Justice say
anything of rhe kind.
Captain Moynihan said that Mr. Moss had
ask'-i that his men be permitted to search the
station hut that he had refused because men
were asleen at th-^ time.
r?.ant Timr.. Moynihan's subordinate, early
thls morning: flatly contradicted Moynihan H ••
Bsknowledged that Justice Jerome had made the
threat to Donohue before the many persons WSM
were in the station at the tim^.
2,700,000 SHARES FIRST DAY m
Turbulence at the Stock Exchange began yes
terday the moment Chairman Kennedy with his
gavel rapped in the first day of business in the
new quarters of the Exchange in the south end
of th? Produce Exchange. In the first hour
740,000 shares were dealt in. which is the largest
total for an hour ever recorded. By 12 o'clock
the amount had climbed to 1.135.000 shares. At
the end of the trading it was found that 2,760,
000 shares had changed hands, which. established
a new record.
The previous high record was 2,,152,r»4.">. made
a week ago yesterday. On April 4 the total sales
were 2,155,225; on January 7. 2,100.477 shares
changed hands.
Half an hour before business began yesterday
many brokers could be seen getting acquainted
with their new quarters, so that they would he
prepared for immediate action when 10 o'clock,
the opening hour, arrived. The chairman of the
Exchange looked dubiously at his rostrum,
perched high on the wall of the Whitehall-st.
side like a swallow's nest on a cliff. The fore
bodings of the brokers that something would go
wrong found ample realization before ten min
utes of trading had passed. They found them
selves crowded and crampr d. and they grumbled
at the clerks from the arbitrage houses, who had
no way to reach their quarters except by cross
ing the floor. Now and then wires crossed, and
annunciators often declined to work. The room
was so congested and the trading so heavy that
the ticker service men made mistake?, and so
wore worried faces. Beyond the low partition
which separates the two exchanges the shouting
of the wheat and corn brokers Increased the
babel, and the amused galleries likened it to
the oheeriners. at a season's end football game.
The volume of trading refuted the fears of old
brokers that the inconvenience of their present
quarters would result in a decrease of business.
Several members made the trips from their
offices to th-« Exchange in automobiles.
Union Pacific common was the most sensa
tional stock of the day. touching 120 and closing
at 118%, a net gain of 11 points. Northern Pacific
common leaped sympathetically and closed at
110. a net advance of 1»H . Other railroad
stocks fallowed In their wake, gaining as fol
lows: St. Paul preferred. 4: Great Northern pre
ferred. 2' 4 ; Kansas City Southern common. 3%;
New-York Central, .". T >„ and Louisville and
Nashville, 2»-_..
In the industrials Colorado Fuel common made
a net gain of f,'^; National Tub**/ 8, and United
States Steel common, .'{'•_.. Many of these are
record quotations, a few stocks re.icte! toward
the close, but they had only a slight- effect on
the tremendous bull movement of the day
Sixty-six thousand dollars was paid for a
Stock Exchange seat yesterday. This was an
increase of $1,000 on the prices paid five days
ago by G. T. Bonner and C. H. Huestis. and
$:_".>. tx»»» above the market value of seats two
years ago. The name of yesterday's purchaser
could not be learned. The report that $70.0»X>
was bid for a membership yesterday was offi
cially denied, as was the rumor that a Produce
Exchange seat sold for $1,000. The price bid
for the latter was $525, a record.
The following have been elected members of
the Stock Exchange: H. Eugene Eckstein. Mon
son Morris. William J. Woods. William P.
Quentell, Samuel G. Wood and Robert C.
The coach Good Times, which makes trips
from the Waldorf-Astoria to Hudson River
points, had a collision with a light wagon last
night in the East Drive, near the F.ighty-sixth
st. entrance. Central Park. Th>- coach was on
its home trip. The wagon was driven by G.
\V. Bel], of No. 372 Fifth-aye. Mr. Mattison
was driving the Good Times.
Mr. Mattison was thrown from his seat to the
gravel drive, ajid was considerably bruised.
Mr. Bell and his coachman were thrown out.
Their horse ran to Eighty-fourth-st.. where it
was Stopped by Mounted Policeman Sheehan.
The wasoa was wrecked. Mr. Bell received a
scalp wound. Dr. Sewell. of the Murray Hill
Hotel, attended to the injured men. After a
little delay the coach resumed its trip.
on. rx xnh'TFFFifx oFim.
Ashtabula, Ohio. April 29 (Special). -There is
wild excitement near Jefferson, this county, over
the striking of a splendid vein of oil. For
months the drill has been busy in this region
and it was prophesied several weeks ago that
¦OHM pay dirt would be reached. This vein was
struck at a depth of about 2.100 feet. Gas was
found with the oil. but no salt water.
When the strike was made at the Van Dusen
well the gas caught fire, and it looked for a
time as though the rigging would be destroyed.
It was necessary to extinguish the flames by
means of steam. The oil is a light amber and
perfectly "It-ar. The output was at first put at
four barrels an hour. All day men have been
at work putting in pumping apparatus. By
pumping Instead of shooting the well, at this
stage, the output, it is thought, can be ln-
Ct At Se the Mullen well, two and a half miles
northwest of the village, oil has also been
reached. Oil men from several parts of the
country are already here in goodly numbers.
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Lulgi Alfonso, forty years old. of No. Ml
Grand-st.. a drygoods pedler. was passing over
Taylor's Bridge, in Morris-aye.. The Bronx, at
7 o'clock last night when three men sprang •.:
and held him up with revolvers.
He began to yell, and one of the men fired a
shot Into the pedler's foot. That made him
veil all the louder. The highwaymen became
alarmed and fled. Alfonso kept up his cries
until help arrived, when he was sent to the
Fordham Hospital. The wound. may cause the
amputation of his foot. The Bronx Park sta
tion police are working on the case. Alfonso
carried $125 In money. 1 besides his pack of goods
and notions.
the nm r>.\Y wm n an historic sac-
Bristol. Term.. April 20— The first day of the>
President's long trip to the Pacific Coast lay
through an historic section in Virginia, across
the valleys of the Rapidan and the James, in
sigh; of the homes of Madison and Jefferson, up
past the peaks of Otter, into the picturesque
Blue Ridge Mountains. The Tennessee line was
reached at ln:"> o'clock to-night with the ar
rival of the train at Bristol. The route as far
as I.yn hi i:,- vas over the Southern Railway.
There the train was shifted to the tracks of tb»
Hart k aai W«srt ra for a short cut to Bristol.
WBars. it resumed its flight over the Southern
Hi tVsaatBBVV party met a flattering recep
tion from the time the train left Washington.
I.arce crowds assembled at every station, and
the countryside and crossroads had their little
groups of waving watchers straining their eye»
to catch a glimpse of the Chief Magistrate aa
th<» train whisked by. At Charlottesville the
students of the University of Virginia turned
out. at Lynchburg Senator Daniel made a speech
greeting the President, and at Roanoke tw.t
bands crashed out their welcome. At each of
these places the President responded to the loudl
calls made on him. and spoke briefly from the
rear platform cf his car.
If to-days reception through Virginia ts an
indication of what is to occur throughout th*
rest of the trip the President's tour across tha
continent will be a triumphal one. Some of
the people, in their eagerness to grasp th*
Presidents hand. . lambere 1 up the railing sur
rounding the platform. The President received!
these, demonstrations good naturedly. and never
failed smilingly to grasp the hands extended to
him. Mrs. McKinley. sitting at the window in
the observation car, smiling and waving her
handkerchief in response to the greetings of
the multitude, created no less enthusiasm than
the President.
Washington, April 20.— The train which !« tr»;
carry President and Mrs. McKlnley and their
party on their long excursion across the conti
nent and back started precisely on schedule time
to-day over the Southern road. Before 10 o'clock I
many people had assembled about the station,
and when the President and Mrs. McKlnley ar
rived, at about 10:20 o'clock, the building mi
thronged. There was a cheer as th? President's
party drove up to the station, and a general
demonstration of affectionate regard as th»
head of the nation and his wife made their way
through the crowd to the train. Mrs. McKlnley
leaned on the arm of Dr. Rixey. and she and th*
President smiled in response to the greetings
which met them at every step. They were ac
companied to th? train by numerous friends. Th«
party included Secretary Gage. Secretary Root.
Senator Hanna. Justice McKenna. General Mile?.
General Corbin. General Sternberg. Henry
White, secretary of the American Embassy in
London; Pension Commissioner Evans. Con
troller Dawes. General Bates, Assistant Post
master-General Shallenberrer. Congressman
Livingston, si Georgia, and many women of th»
Cabinet circle.
Mrs. McKlnley found the drawing room of the
private car which she an.l the President are to
occupy beautifully decorated with rose? ar.il
other flowers. She spokt- gratefully of th»
thoughtful care of her friends, and, seating her
self beside a window facing the crowd, con
tinned to smile and bow to acquaintances until
the train moved out. The President took his
position on the rear platform of the Olympic
beside Secretary Hitchcock, hat in hand, a
carnation in his buttonhole and a smile on hi*
face. Just as the minute hand of the big clock
in the station indicated 10:30 o'clock the train
started on its long journey. The crowd cheered
enthusiastically and waved goodby. The demon
stration was continued until the train left the;
environs of Washington, the crowd extending
well to the city limits.
CharlottesviUe. Va.. April •?.— The President's
train, with a tiny Ba| on the pilot of the engine
denoting that the Chief Magistrate of the nation
was on board, arrived at Charlottesvllle on schedulo
. time. The run from Washington was made Trith
'• out Incident. A brief stop was made at Alexandria.
1 A Ms crowd bad assembled at the station there.
i and th« President and Mrs. McKinley appeared on
i the platform to acknowledge salutes. Speeding
1 through Virginia to this town, famous as the seat,
of the University of Virginia and th« home of Jef
ferson, people gathered at every to-vn. villas* and
crossroads to see the train go by. At Manassas.
Culpeper and Orange the crowds were especially*
large. At the last place a large American Has
flew from a staff in the national cemetery. wher<»
many of the Union dead are burled. As the train
approached Chariot tesville the party had a glinapsu
of the old home of President Madison at Montpeller.
The pillars of IS colonial mansion were plainly
discernible through the trees. At Chariot tesvill*
there was an Immense assemblage at the station.
The students from the university lined up tesid*
the train and gave the President three rousbijr
cheers and a tiger when he appeared. From tiis>
platform of his car the President spoke as follows:
It elves m* very great pleasure to receive the
greeting of the people of CharlottesvlHe and tea
cheers of the younsr men of the University of Vir
ginia. (Applause.) Your institution is linked ¦with,
great names and great <U-e<is, and has Influenced
both (Applause.) What an array of immortal
names Virginia holds in her keeper.? to remind us
of lofty patriotism, broad statesmanship and,
noble achievements. (Applause.) To no other St*t-»
of th" American Union belong such history SB
preserve and cherish and such examples to Inspire
and emulate, (Great applause.) May the your.gr
men of the State of Virginia prove worthy sons of
their noble ancestors and contribute in th" future*
as they did in the past to th» wellbelns and honor
and glory of th« Republic. (Great applause.) Let
me assure you. young gentlemen, that the present
and the future hold rich reward for good scholar
ship, hisrh character and noble endeavor, and thf»
wish which I leave with you la that of these you
may have your full share. (Prolonged applause.)
There were calls for Secretary Hay. but his only
response was to Introduce Postmaster-General
Smith, who said:
, This seems hardly a kindly service to be per*
formed by the latest Secretary of State in the»
home of the first great Secretary of State of th»
United States. (Great applause.) The present Sec
retary worthily perpetuates the literary fam»
and the statesmanlike achievements of the first
great Secretary, who Hve<l here and planned this
University of Virginia.. 'Applause. » I recall that
for many years the chief officer in my department
of the public service in the city of Char!otte*vlll«i
was a noble woman, the daughter of a Union of
ficer and the wife of a Confederate officer. (Ap
plause.) She was first appointed by General Grant.
and when In the early yeirs of the first administra
tion of President McKintey the suggestion was
made of a chance, he answered: "No. I will remove
no one appointed by General Grant who preserves
such memories." (Applause.)
Mr. Smith's reference was to Mrs. Long, who was
appointed postmistress of Charlottesvllle by Gen
eral Grant. She was the daughter of General Sum
ner. of the Union army, and widow of General
Long, of the Confederate army. Mrs. Long dl*d
some months ago.
In Lynchburg, the home of Senator Daniel, thera
-was a stop of ten minute, Senator DarJel. Mayor
G. W. Smith, members af the Board of Trade and
•Within from two to fifteen minutes you can reach
any one of 77 New York hotels from the New York
Central's Grand Central Station. best place la Neir
York to land or start from. —

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