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SENATE AND KF.npROCITY. MISLEADING REPORTS OF OPPOSITION' TO THE CUBAN BILL. VR SPOONEIt EXPECTED TO SLTTORT thi* MEASUBE-OTBA AND THE rLATT AMENDMENT. 'ft Tr:.r.r.AFH TO th* IIWIM 1 Washington. April s.— Various reports, mis leading ■■ character and without founda tion in fact, ■•»« sent out from Washing ton last night to the effect that there was such division among Senate Republicans on the ques tion and such a compart among Senate Demo crats that the Payne bill, authorizing the Presi dent to negotiate a reciprocity treaty with Cuba. Avas doomed to defeat in the upper chamber. ' even if it passed the House. The basis of this story, it ■ stiffs rests on a misinterpretation unwittingly : i' on a hurried conversation held with Senator nimimsr. at Wisconsin. Mr. Ppooner's attitude toward Cuban reciprocity is somewhat in doubt, but the supporters of the administration are satisfied that when the Sen ate is called to meet the issue of reciprocity with Cuba the Wisconsin Senator's support will be Bivrn to that measure. He Wt Washington last night, and therefore it is impossible to get from him a more definite statement of his position than hi made yesterday in a cursory conversa tion with several newspaper friends, and which was represented as foreshadowing his purpose to raise objections to the passage of the ray bill, which would so divide the Republican aide of the chamber as to defeat the measure with the aid of free trade Democratic votes. According to the story to which reference is here made the opponents of reciprocity with Cuba are put In the Illogical position of not understanding the plain provisions of the Pl:«tt amendment— ■ measure which nearly all of them voted for at the last session of Congress. They are reported to fear that the Cuban? will not carry out their part of the contract contained hi the Plan amendment, when the fact is that that enactment Is now and has been since last •July an Integral part of the constitution of Cuba The Platt amendment binds the Cuban Congress to provide for a permanent treaty •with the United States a* soon as the insular government is organized. Even if there were » disposition among any considerable element in the Congress which soon will be assembled at Havana to repudiate the contract which binds Cuba to the United States. X would be I Mil I II"! impossible for this element to A C _-orapli?h Its purpose until the Cuban consti tution was amended by eliminating complete^ from that instrument the Plan «£»*?«£• This however, is so el! understood in Wash ington that all reports and rumors to the effect , that the Congress of the United >« = will have to go slow in the matter of Cuban reciprocity legislation untO «he Cuban Congress provides for the treaties demanded by the Plan amend ment have no influence whatever on the Pa>ne SStiSSSSS be taken up in the- House n™ Tuesday as the special order of business. and it is confidently believed that it can be dis posed of there within a week without the aid of a special rule. It is almost certain to get ever? Republican vote except a few from Califor nia and Michigan, and. regardless of what the Democratic free trader* may do to weight it down with tariff revision amendments, it ami co through the House as a strict party meas ure. When the bill reaches the Senate it will be referred to the Committee on Relations with <-üba. of which Senator Plate of Connecticut. Is chairman, and it is expected that it will be • reported from that committee in ample time to get through at this session with fin amendment Increasing the tariff reduction to at least 25 p<*r cent. Indeed it is not Impossible that the re duction may be increased to 31 1-3 per ce*U Probably about half the Democratic Senators will vote with The Republican Senators from the bpet ancar States against the bill, but it is a *£fe prediction to mv that the bill will get not 1 teaa than fifty votes when put on its ravage in the Senate. Mr. Teller, of Colorado, and Mr Clark of Montana, will lead the fight for the Democrats against the bill, and Mr. Burrow?, of •Michigan, will head whatever Republican op position to the measure is held in line to the final vote. ZJET, r>OKP NOT WANT TO BE MINISTER. Charlottcsville. Vs.. April s.— General Fitzhugh Lee authorized The Associated Press to say that as In not a candidate for the position of Minister or Consul General to Cuba. lie seeks no dlplomatis position, whatever. NMT A YEW riTY BALI, STATEON. FLANS KMaV TO BE DRAWN BY THE MAN HATTAN COMPANY. Plans will soon be drawn for a new City Hall station on the Third-aye. elevated road. That the present station is not built to accommodate properly the thousands of persons who daily use it has been demonstrated almost every day for pom* years. A few weeks ago. when several persons were nearly trampled to death in a crush at the station, the matter of bringing about a change for the better was cuickly taken up by some city officials. Mayor Low sent a letter to the State Railroad Commission calling attention to the necessity for improving the station- This letter led to a conference be tween the Manhattan Railway Company and the State Railroad Commission, and it was an- Tiounced yesterday by Colonel George W. Dunn, one of th" Railroad Commissioners, that th«» Manhattan Railway Company was anxious to relieve the congestion, and that plans for a new City Hall station were being considered. ■No detnils of the plan can be made public now," said Colonel Dunn. BRIDGE GIVES WAT 'NEATH LOAD. WHEEI»S OF TRUCK r^-l THROUGH CROSSING OVER TtTNNELi EXCAVATION. The w^Bkne^s of one of the w-^.iea bridges that carry the cross streets over the subway excava tions" alone Fcurth-ave.. was the cause of an annoy ing block last eight, between 7:30 and 8 o'clock. Just at . time when the surface cars were crowded with tIwIIS<IIHS Both the north and south bound tracks were blocked for a half-hour, and hun dreds of people forced to walk. One of th* long, heavy beam trucks belonßin* to .the R. H. Howes Company, drawn by four horse?. '«, 'crossing Fourth-aye.. on the Thirtieth-st. rrldce going west. Under the truck beam was cwWa Riant "te«! girder. The heroes and front 'r^,. went safely over the bridge-, and the truck beam was squarely across the cartracks. when the rear wheels, weighted with the load, suddenly crashed through the wooden bridge between the nr>-t-.tvn<n<i track and the east sl.le of Fourth-ay«. TV,, wheels disappeared un to th- hubs, and the horses were unable to pull the truck out. ' - .- load had to be unswung. and the travelling book, which carries the loads of dirt along the •xcavatloii. hitched to the rear wheels. Then th •team entire was able to pull them out of the hole. ""hr operation took thirty minutes, and the cars w«-e stalled for blocks in either direction. Not Caring to load the steel girder again, the truck was pulled away, leaving an end of the girder to Mock the northbound track for some lime longer. Th* bridge was deemed unssfe for the rest of the nicht. CEXERAL WHIPPLE BURIED AT ARLINGTON Washington. April s.— The body of Major General 'William B. Whlpple. who died from pneumonia in New-York City a few days ago. was buried at Ar lington to-day. The body was escorted to the ceme tery by a squad of the Sd Cavalry and a battery of field artilk-ry from Fort Myer. The usual three volleys were fired over the grave.. Among those Who attended the funeral were General Mil*-*. Gen eral Brooke. Colonel Randolph. Colonel Carter. Colonel Simpson. Colonel Frank Smith, Colonel ),. — • Colonel McCain. Major Twe^dale. Colonel Andrews and General H. V Boyntor. COXFERRIXG OX 111 MIGRATION. *' ■Washington. April —William William*, who mill »ucceed Thomas Fltchie up Commissioner of Im migration at New-York, was at the Treasury IV parttn-nt to-<say »nd had conference with Secre tary Shaw and the Immigration officials. Mr. Will iams will take charge of the office as soon as he i* confirmed by the Senate. Assistant Secretary Taylor, under whose super vision immigration matters fall, talked to Mr. Will lams aiiout the affairs of the ■>■'.■*.. and made him welcome to all Information in connection with the New-York office which the department has her* TKOI OX MONDAY MOBMXG. To« rrrtelnl> run avoid It by rbrrklac off to-ilnj those of the •Mill*- Ad*. «f the Peo- DRUGGISTS MUST PA f FIXE. ILLEGAL SALES OF LIQUOR FOUND TO BE FREQUENT-rTHE EVIDENCE. Albany. April 5 (Special).— Upon inquiry made to-day of M. S. Clement, Deputy State Excise Commissioner, whether be had written to the druggists of New-York accused of selling liquor without a physician's prescription and demand in that each pay $500 to the State upon the bond they gave at toe time a liquor tax certifl ca-t*- was issued to them as security for obey ing the excise law. Mr. Clement said the state ment was true. Mr Clement added that a similar letter naa been written to about fifty pharmacists of New-York. He then called attention to a state ment issued by the Excise Commissioner. Pat rick W. Cullinan. on February 21. in which the Commissioner said that for • ome months numer ous complaints had been received by the De partment of Excise on the part of liquor deal ers, who have paid the tax ranging from $800 in New-York, to $50 in the rural districts, that pnarmacists v.ho pay only a nominal tax of .<.-, annually for the privilege of trafficking in liquors only upon the prescription of a physician were conducting a general traffic in Illegal com petition with citizens who pay an annual tax ranging between $900 and .Sl'* l " Mr. Cullinan added that a systematic Investi gation of the drug traffic by his agents "showa alarmingly flagrant abuses 01 the kind com plained of in almost every city and village of the state Evidence of the most conclusive char acter has been reported in nearly two hundred oa«/s" .Mr Cullinan concludes his statement by savin? that he estimated there had been a. loVs to the State of st:;.:-m» m th.- last year owing to this violation of law. and there might be a lo=s 01 f367,«W if the law had been thus USScSSi^M to-day that the evidence against the druggists bad be. oollerted with great care. Mr. Oullinan had especially warned his agents not to pretend sickness or adopt any unfair means to get evidence. The liquor had been asked tor and obtained without a medical prescription. More than Jorty Brooklyn druggists have re ceived notices from the State Excise Department saying that the department Is in possession of sat isfactory evidence that they have violated th« pro vision? of the Liquor Tax law. and that the drug gists had been fined $500. which amount to : to 1 be deducted from th.- bonds on file with the depart ment Oscar C. Klein-. Jr.. president of the Kings County Pharmaceutical Society, says that while he has no desire to defend any druggist who has violated the law. his society will protect the legal rights of its members without regard to expense. None of those accused, he said, had yet paid the SSOO fin* Such payment. ho said, would force a majority of them out of business. In most cases. ho declared, the druggists had been caught by in spectors who worked on their sympathies. "If the excise people or the police enforced 'n» law in regard to saloon I would have nothing to fay" he continued, "but they don't, and this raid on druggist? strike* me as unfair discrimination. We shall probably appoint a committee In the near future to investigate th* charges gainst these druggists, and I think it 15 safe to say that there v.-i!f he a contest before the department collects its fines." RISE IX LIQUOR TAX BOXDS. SURETY COMPANIES ALARMED BY TO LICE ACTIVITY. IT IS SAID. Liquor dealers in several boroughs of th" city have learned that there has been a rise in the price of excise bonds Every dealer who takes out a liouor tax certificate is obliged to pay JBOO for the certificate and file a bond of $SOO to comply with the requirements of the certificate. If a certificate I? revoked for violation of the law the bond is for feited, too. Two surety companies have hid tho bulk of the business of furnishing bonds for tho dealers. The price of a bond had varied in th* boroughs, according to the supposed risk of th« companies At Coney Island last year a bond cost JT. This year"the bond costs $25. because several liquor tax certificates at Coney Island were revoked last sea son In Manhattan the cost of an excise bond DM been raised to Jls. The price is expected to go still higher unless there is a concerted movement among th* liquor dealers to obey the regulation against Gelling on Sunday. The sudden activity of the police in closing saloons has alarmed tho surety companies. It Is said. YAXDERBILT\S COACKrXG PARTY. PROMINENT NEW-YORKERS DRIVE TO OAK DALE-GUESTS OF W. BAYARD CUTTING. Alfred Gwyune raaderbiH and live of his friends left the formers horn* in Flfth-ave. soon after 1 p. m yesterday on a coaching trip to o : ,kdale. Long Island. It was shortly before 1 o'clock when Mr. Vanderbilt's four-ln-hand. drawn by Robert Gerry's four bay horses, drew up in front of the Vanderbllt house, and Mr. Yanderbllt. accompanied by Williams P. Burden. Bradish Johnson. N. F. IseJln. Frederick Bemochan and Robert L. Gerry, got aboard and started on the trip. Mr. Gerry was the whip, and Barty Plckart the guard. The. party drove down Flfth-ave. to Broadway to the Brooklyn Bridge. After the. Bridge wasorossed the route was Fulton Street to Jamaica, and thence to Oakdale. It was said that the trip was not undertaken with the intention of breaking any record, but that it was taken for the purpose of testing the roads. Previous to the start. Mr. Vanderbllt entertained a party at dinner consisting of those who accom panied him on the ride and K. M Dajies. Willing Spencer De Lancey Kuntze Reginald \\ . Kivos. William Gulliver and Reginald C. vanderbnt. The dining room was decorated with roses and white lilies. . . T _ Throe relays of horses were established— at Ja maica. Hempstead and Seaford. All the way from Manhattan the party attracted much attention, and as they passed through th* different villages to the merry' tune of the coaching horn crowds gathered to s-e Th- party bowl along the smooth macadam. roads Excellent time was mad« to Jamaica. After four fresh horses had been quickly harnessed, the coach turned into the Jericho Turnpike, and passed through the village of Ho11!f to Queens, and then to Hempstead. where a crowd had gathered to see the party arrive. Here four horses of Mr. Gerry were harness. d to the coach. Th« horses champed th»ir bits and pranced about nervously until Mr. VanderWlt •napped his whip, and away wont th* party amid preat ehe«>rs from tho crowd. Three, miles south of Hompsteid the party turned Into the Babylon turnpike, which was followed until Merrick was reached, and then proceeded to the Old South Coun try road to Wantagh and Seaford. where the next relay awaited the party. From this point the horses r-r.- sent along at a leisurely pace through th" villages of Massapequa and Babylon, to W. Bayard Cutting's country pla<-»> at Oakdale. which was reached at 7 o'clock The party will bo the guests of Mr. Cutting until 1 p. m. to-day, when the return will be made to this city. WOULD MAKE JORDAN LEADER. The Abraham Jordan Association, which Is com posed of Republicans of the XXXIId Assembly Dis trict who are dissatisfied with the leadership of Isaac Newman and desire to replace him with Abraham Jordan, are rapidly Increasing In num ber* In the last six weeks the organization has jrrotvn from thirty to 245 members, and expects to make a. lively fight to capture the primaries next September. WEDDINGS. Invitations have been Issued for the marriage of M!«s Jessie Flint, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Flint, of Larchmont. to Albert Mor jran. of this city. The wedding will take place on the 'evening of April Zi in St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church, in LaJ-chmont. and will be fol lowed by a reception at the Manor House, the homo of the bride's parents. Mr. Morgan and his fiancee are. well known in Larchmont. and It Is expected that th» wedding will be one of the larBo«t of the season. Th.- bridegroom is a mem ber of the Larchmont Yacht Club, and Miss Flint is skilled in sailing: boats and playing golf. Miss Edyth Connery, daughter of Thomas B. Connery. of No. 105 West Fifty-eighth-st.. and Dr. J m Martin, of Mamaroneck. will be married at St. Regis Chapel on next Saturday. Miss Elizabeth Reiser. and W. F. Saltzleder, jr.. were married last Wednesday at he home of Mr. and Mrs. John Reis^nweber. No. 335 West Fifty-elghth-st. Baltimore. April 5 (Special). -The wedding took place here to-day of Miss Dora Mum ford Mason to Henry Augustus Frey. of New-York. The bride is a member of the Mason family, of Virginia, and the. bridegroom is a yon of Augustus Beardsley Prey, of Montclair. N. J. The ceremony was per formed at noon at Ascension Protestant Episcopal Church by the rector, the Rev. Robert S. Coupland. The maid of honor was Miss Gertrude ranch Mason, the schoolgirl sister of the bride, and her only attendant. The best man was Wagner \an Flack, of -Tork The usher* were « illoughby Sat\-yer. .Morton Price and John Sherwood, of New- York, and Dr. Char. j. Wlnne. of, the medical tfEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. _APRTLJ. 1902. MAY DESERT f UNIONISTS. THREE ALDERMEN THREATEN TO BE COME "FREE LANCES." Aldermen Dowling, Florence and Malone, fuFionists, have threatened to leave the fusion ranks in order to be "free lances" in the board. Their defection will give Tammany control of the board by a majority of one. The fusion aldermen met at the City Hall at 2 o'clock yes terdas-, to select a steering committee. Presi dent Fornes was chosen chariman. but excused himself in a short time. In order to keep an en gagement. Borough President Cantor was pres ent part of the time. Nineteen of the fusion aldermen attended the conference. The troubles of the aldermen, what they are doing to and for the public, what they are re ceiving and giving away, and their multifarious hopes and fears, were thrashed out pretty thor oughly. Alderman Downing, of Brooklyn Heights, rep resenting a strong Republican district, said: "I believe we are justified in lying back and refusing to do anything until the heads of de partments show the board proper recognition." Alderman Wirth, of Brooklyn, grew weary of the discussion at 4:30 o'clock, and started for home, saying: "There is such a jumble up there (meaning the conference), that I don't know what they have done or are going to do. I'm disgusted. Every member seems to have a grievance be cause he can't get something for his individual district. I'm sick of the whole business." Mr. Wirth represents the Twenty-third Ward district of Brooklyn. Alderman Dowling. who says he is through with the fuslonists for the present, is from John C SheehaiVs district, the IXth. He has for several weeks been dissatisfied with the way things are going. /•«'■,..«. \ldorman Malone is a Coffey Democrat from South Brooklyn. He says he kept his promise to help th.» fuslonists organize the board, and now he's going to look after the interests of his constituents without regard to party lines. Alderman Florence is a member of the Greater New-York Democracy, and says that the alder men are not receiving the consideration from heads of departments that should come from The board is composed of seventy-three elec tive members, five borough presidents and Mr. Fornes. Thf-re is a normal fusion plurality of five The defection of Dowling, Florence and Malone will wipe this out. All the borough presidents are likely to stand together on finan- i cial legislation. . Alderman Mathows at the breaking up of the caucus said he did not believo Dowling, Malone and Florence would go over to Tammany. ANOTHER GUDEN CASE STAY DIKE IS NOW APPARENTLY SAFE UNTIL TUESDAY. Joseph A Burr, counsel for Sheriff Pike of Kings County, yesterday obtained from Presiding Justice Goodrich, of the Appellate Division, Su preme Court, an order for Guden to show cause why the latest order of Justice Gaynor. threaten ing Colonel Dike with imprisonment unless he gives Guden free access to th» Raymond Street Jail, should not be vacated. The order act? as a stay of all proceedings against Colonel Pike. and is made returnable on Tuesday, In the mean while. Colonel Dike will remain unmolested as Sheriff of Kings County. Sheriff Pike yesterday expressed himself ns deep ly grieved at Justice Gaynor"s assertion that ho had shown disrespect for the court. "I have at all times endeavored to show, and I believe that I have manifested, th« profoundest regard for every court order and every mandate Issuing from the Supreme Court throughout thes« entire proceedings." said Colonel Dike, "and l feel th» profoundest regret that Justice Gaynor has in terpreted any action of mtn» as disrespectful to the court. When Justice Gaynor granted the May. on his own motion. I felt that I was permitted to transact the business of the office because 1 had possession of all the departments- the Jail. Court House offices, and everything pertaining 10 ih<* Sheriff*!" office In exercising my authority over these offices I intended no disrespect or contempt for th* court. Personalty, 1 could see nothing hut Inevitable violence if both Mr. C.tiden and 1 had access to the jail, and I have been guided all through these proceedings by a. desire to avoid any semblance of violence." Mr <■.']<!•-!) expanded his chest yesterday nn<l n."< -.ri.- 1 that h" had maintained a dignified attitude throughout the entire court proceedings, while that Of his opponent bad bf-n the opposite. "What's Die use of taking possession of the jail;" h« said In answer to a Question. "I don't want to create any more excitement. I have had the dlgnl fled end of this thine all the way through, while, the other fellow— well, he husn't." Mr. Guden then had a confidence with his coun- Bel jerry A. Wemberg, and announced later that there would be no further court proceedings for the present. PECTZIOK OV TltrST COMPANIES. No OUTSIDE COMPACT kTJUOWKD TO ADMINISTER CONNECTICUT ESTATES. js'^^-.Kavon. Conn.. April 5— decision which threatens to upset the business of a score of trust companies doing business as foreign corporations in Connecticut has been handed down by the Court of Error?. The decision refers, to the administra tion of estates, and It means, in brief, that no foreign corporation, although specially chartered in other States, has the right to act as administrator of Connecticut estates. The decision concerns a suit brought by the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company of New- York against Frances J. Smith, resulting from the death of Edward B. Smith, of Waterbury. The applica tion of th»> trust company to act as administrator is denied by th« Supremo Court, on tho ground that, as a foreign corporation, it Is denied by statute the, right to carry on the business of deceased persons. The sweeping effect of this decision may be, seen from the fact that at present there arc perhaps twenty foreign corporations handling some largo Connecticut estates. '•BRIDGE OF SIGHS" rUOPPED IP. PASSAGEWAY FROM THE TOMBS UNDERGOING NEEDED REPAIRS. For the first time since it was ero;ted the "Bridge of Sighs." which spans Franklln-st. between tho Criminal Courts Building and th* Tombs prison. Ik out of repair, and is propped up with stout tim bers at the south end until the repairs can bo made. The bridge, which Is a copy In sheet metal of the Bridge of Sighs. In Venice, is used for tak ing prisoners from the Criminal Courts Building to the Tombs after their cases are heard In th«" courts. For the last week or two It had been swaying when prisoners in single file, crossed It, and this increased until It became necessary to break step in order to distribute the weight more evenly. The bridge was Inspected a day or two ago, and It was found to be badly In need of repairs. The props were put up as a mecsure of safety pending the repairs. It was stated yesterday that the trouble Is because the floor of the bridge, the framework of which was originally intended to support. a timber floor, had a floor of heavy tiles. Timber, it was said, would be substituted, and the repairs were expected to bo completed in a few days. AVGVSTE VICTORIA ENDB CRUISE. The Hamburg- American Line steamer Auguste Victoria. Captain Kaempff. on her arrival here yesterday completed a cruise to Mediterranean ports which began here on January 22. Before leaving the shiip the passengers held a meeting, at which they drew up a set of resolutions expressing their delight with the trip and their appreciation <jf the good treatment received from the ofticers of the ship. FIXED FOR SELLIXQ BOGUS WATER. In the case of the Poland Spring- Company, of Maine, against Charles N. Leigh, a chemist, con ducting a drug store in the Park Avenue Hotel, the latter pleaded guilty to the charge of refilling Poland Water bottles with bogus water. The court held that persons buying water supposing they were getting genuine Poland Water, obtained, in stead, a bogus water; this, too, in instances wher» Poland Water had been prescribed by physicians: and. further, that this was not a light offence at all. that this water was sold at a high price, and the public defrauded, as was the owner of the trade mark. The sentence passed was that the guilty person pay a fine of $250. and in default of payment, that he stand committed to the city prison for on« hundred days. TO-DAY IS THE DAY. The regular mer(i UK of the many little business houses that hare bargalm to offer in their respective lines takes place to-day. You v.lll liii.l them under the "Little Ad». Of DETECTIVES ACCUSE JEROME. THEY CHARGE HIM WITH TRYING TO DEBAUCH THEM BY A "FAKE" BURGLARY. A burlesque burglary, which was enacted with as much realistic display as if it had been played on the stage of a Bowery theatre, resulted in the ar rest of two of the chief actors late on Friday night, a clash between District Attorney Jerome and Captain Titus, of the Detective Bureau, yester day morning and great excitement at Police Head quarters and in the Criminal Courts Building later. More trouble is to follow. Mr. Jerome is making an investigation, to see if there has been a system of police protection for thieves. The detectives aimed at declare that they have caught Mr. Jerome, some newspaper reporters and a professional "crook in a base conspiracy to debauch them, and that they will ask for th.- aid of Governor Ode!! in punish ing the conspirators. All the turmoil had been caused, it was said yes terday, because "The Herald" accepted the prof fered services of a professional thief in an attempt to prove that some of the detective sergeants shared in the profits of a "fence" and "go-be tween" system of protecting burglars and pick pockets. The man had tried to sell his services to other newspapers, it was said, and had failed. He promised to place a "Herald" reporter "next" to certain "crooks" and detective sergeants and to aid In the exposure of the scheme of protection. Several reporters of the newspaper are said to have been employed several days In collecting information to be used when the srand climax of the burglary was reached. Alphonse Youllaire, a professional thief, and C. S. Coenhoven, a reporter, who was introduced as "Kid" Rawley, spent days getting talks with de tective sergeants and making plans to get protec tion in the disposal of certain alleged stolen arti cl( B. Watches and other trinkets were pawned with the knowledge of the detective sergeants, who thought the things had been stolen. At length De tective Sergeant Butler was told by the men that they were going to "pull off" a burglary uptown on Friday night. They promised to meet him and "divvy " with him later at a place they mentioned. Butler went to Captain Titus and told him all about the plot, the detective says, and the cap tain advised capturing the men "with the goods on them" if they really committed the robbery. Meanwhile "The Herald" had communicated with Mr. Jerome, and his interest had been obtained in the plan to catch the detectives. A house on the upper West Side was picked out for "burglarizing" and Mr. Jerome lent some of his own silverware. it was said, as part of the "plant." There was placed in reach of the coming burglars ?150 in marked bills. It was supposed that Butler would take the money as his part of the "swag." even If lie did not want some of Jerome's silverware. Between 10 and 11 o'clock on Friday night the house was dark. Voullaire and another "crook." accompanied by the reporter known as "the Kid," Stole upon the place with stealthy tread, watched by several reporters who had advance information of the awful crime about to be committed. En trance to the house was made with the aid of a "jimmy" operated in th*> gleam of a dark lantern. In a, trice the house was robbed, and the burglars retreated with the silverware and marked money to the plac where they expected to meet Butl»r. Butler was there with several other detectives, it was said yesterday, but for "police reasons" not explained th-- r <-. was no parley with the burglars there. One of the burglars wont to communicate with Jerome and report that the plans had suc ceeded in part. Voullaire and "the kid." carrying the plunder, went to Weecker-st and th» Bowery, near Police Headquarters, where they were pounced on and "pinched." They were led to the Detective Bureau as prisoners and locked up, and. greatly to their surprise, the detectives turned over the marked money, aa Well a* th<» .silverware, as sus pect stolen property In the wink of an eye. *o to speak, the bottom had dropped completely out of the trap which bad been set to catch th»» de ''''■'•' , ..,. .... District Attorney .Worn* and several ' Herald men were at Police Headquarters yesterday morn- Ing and later the two prisoners were taken to th* Centre I court by Detective Sergeants Butler. Funston, Finley Cronln and Hennessey Mr. Jerome and Captain Titus wert in the court when th" prisoners were arraigned "I want to explain a little circumstance connect rd with this case," Mr. Jer<-.n.«- said to Magis trate Cornell. "There is no use making many of ■•■•■- circumstances public, and all that l can say is that there was no burglary .-ommltteti. No goods have been actual)] stolen. The goods found in the possession ■■( in* prisoners came Into their pos session pi: rpo.se l v. One of thc«e men in a news paper md i.'!* other is a thief. I would Ilk* to have them paroled while I make an inv.stlga "My men ask for nn immediate investigation. The) demand It." said Captain Titus. ■i'nsk that i... men be held, ' ■ kid Butler. ••] see ■. i reason for holding th* men when no crime has been commltteu," said Mr. Jerome, ap parently becoming angn ■ My men want to make 3 charco of attempted bribery. These men attempted to bribe my officers." 'I didn't want to brine this matter out," said M, Jerome, growing white with anger, "because I didn't '"' to .sully th* name of any man in this proceeding until 1 ha.l marie an Investigation and ha, •.■■!,-. 1 nut this matter. These men are in the employ and under the direction of a newspaper. This house ii.is !><•• n provided for this purpose, and I saw this silverware myself last night. I think there ought to 1 ■•■ an Investigation, but i' th» chief of the Detective Bureau objects, and i!.>es not want me to make an Investigation to find out whether his department Is honeycombed find rotten with crime or not. I will withdraw from the proceedings." "The whole affair is a vile conspiracy," said Cap tain Titus. Butler Insisted on going on with the case and mad*- out an affidavit. The magistrate decided to hold the prisoners for examination on Tuesday, but paroled thorn in the custody of tho District Attorney. For some hours later Mr. Jerome's investigation went on in hl« office The prisoner? and several reporters made affidavits and the detective ser geants mailo affidavits. Later Mr. Jerome said: "I don't know how this matter Is criming out vet. As matters stand it is a very suspicious situation, but perhaps certain things can bo explained. Per haps the detective sergeants have been doing some superfine detective work; it is a question whether or not it was too fine. As far as we have gone now the case Is quite prominent in suspicion that something queer has been going on." The detective serge tnts interested employed ex- Governor Frank S. Black to take charge of their case an.l ask Governor Od*»u to direct an Investi gation by Attorney General Davtes. They said they wore rOßfiy to make a oaso against District Attor ney Jerome as one of the persons concerned in the conspiracy to debauch them, and they would try to havo all the persons concerned In the con spiracy punished. An appeal for action by tn<- Attorney General would be made, they said, on the ground that the District Attorney was not representing the police, wh 1 made tho arrestp, but was taking the sldo of the prisoners In the eas*. Police Commissioner Partridge said in the after noon: "I am having an investigation made, nnd from what I leHrn the detectives a re right. As to what steps they will take to protect themselves, thnt is their own business. When their manhood is at tacked they arc their own masters. They are but human." APPROVES FOODY CHARGES. Police Commissioner Partridge yesterday ap proved the charges against Captain Michael K. Foody, and ordered service of them on the captain at his home. In Fordham. Foody is ordered to re poit at Police Headquarters for trial on the charges at 3:30 a. m. <>n Wednesday. As already stated In The Tribune, the charges are based on violations of the exciso law in the Twentieth Precinct on four Sundays in March. These violation were observed by county detectives attached to the District Attorney's office, and the chiirges w.-re drawn by the District Attorney. They accuse Foody of conduct unbecoming an officer, conduct Injurious to the public peace and welfare, neglect and disobedience of the laws, rules and regulations of the department, and of negie.-t of duty. THK GOTHAM HOTEL CLOSED IT. The Gotham Hotel, at Bleecker-st. and the Bow ery, an all night place of meeting for women who parade in the Bowery, was closed at 2 a. m. yes terday for the first time in years. Captain Stephen son sent detectives; who drove- away or arrested the women, and at an hour when the place usually was crowded it was deserted, and the manager de cided to close it for the rest of the night. Several of the women who were arrested near the hotel were lined in the Centre-st. court yesterday. •■REYOLTKRS" ACTIVE IN NEW DUTIES. Policeman Meary and Vosatka. two of the "re \ olt.-rs " at the West Thirty-seventh-st. station, who were promoted to special duty in plain clothes by order of Commissioner Partridge the other day. showed their inclination to enforce all laws yester day when they made a raid on an alleged opium den in Seventh-ay*-. They arrested Chin I-oy and Chin Sam. the proprietors of th<» place, and de tained several other Chinamen found there as wit nesses. At the West Sids Court yesterday the pro prietors were held for examination. Chin I^lng and Jim Sing, who had been taken as witnesses, were held as part owners of the "joint." DENT VOyXECTIOS WITH TOBACCO SUIT. In the action of Charles C. Davis against the Consolidated Tobacco Company and others. Harry and Walter Content yesterday sent a letter to each of the attorneys In the case, in which they said that they had no interest whatsoever in th« con troversy, and were perfectly willing to testify, whether Justice Grceabauia vacated tho order or Boys' Clothing, To be right in every <way, should be made with a view to Boys' Needs, and suitable in material and make for their ages, and for the occasions required. It is a trade in itself to make Boys' Clothes. Those <who make Boys' Clothes occasionally, can never do the best work. It is not reasonable to expect it. Our store is conducted on the sound business principle of doing one thing, <well. The results are shown in the goods sell You get a. different product altogether here from the boys' clothing found in men clothing and de partment stores, and all the difference is in our favor. Our Boys' Clothes are literally and distinctively 'what they claim to be— Boys ' Clothes— not men 's clothes made small. And the fact adds nothing to the cost. Wash Kilt Suits, 1 to 3 year-. gSe. to $47 Wash Sailor Suits, 3 to 12 years, $2.25 to $5.00. Wash Russian Suits, 3 to 8 years, $3 00 to $500. Double-Breasted Wash Suits of linen crash, brown linen and white duck; 8 to II years, $425* $4-s<>, $5*5- Norfolk Suits, in khaki; 7 to 10 years, $423 ; M to lSyra., $450; in brown linen ; 7to 10 years, $500; 11 to 16 years, $5.50 ; m white duck: 7 to 10 years, $550; 11 to 16 years, $6.00. Youths' All Wool Long Tronser Suits of serges and fancy cassi ' meres ; 14 to 18 years, $10.50 to $18.50. Russian Overcoats, 3] to 6 years, $5-75 *° $10.50. Double-Breasted Reefers, 3 to 10 years, $450 to $xo.oo. Covert Coats, 4 to 13 years, $5-50 ; 14 to IS years, $6.50. Complete line of Long and Short Spring Overcoats, in Coverts, Covert Overplaids and Oxford Mixtures, in a wide range of prices. Special Long Overcoats of covert cloth; 7to 13 years, $10.50 \ ' 14 to 18 years, $12.50. 60-62 West 23d Street. I Jvfo Fifth Aye. Auction Rooms f \*/ WJVI- B. NORMAN. Auctionesr. \*y 1 MONDAY AFTERNOON AT 1:30 P. M.. § % and continue each day at the same hour until Way 6th inclusive % | THE GRANDEST COLLECTION OF § I \ ever Sold at Auction to the American public, bein? the entire sto**k. r^ Valued at 3300,000, i OF MR. FRANK BOWLES, f who is r^tirin? from business. Removed from hi? store?. Ml to 351 Fourth Avenue. ~* to the large warehouse, z^ 1 124 STH AYE., & ANNEX 2 W. 18TH ST.. I fc: 'The Louis XIV . XV.. XVI., Empire. Renaissance and Adams Furniture will be sold .A.l'n.lX^ 16, IT, 13, 23, 24 c*? 25. 3 •^- Terms of Sale, rash before delivery: lire.> deposits will be required. Persons de- -~ ST i=!rimr to avoid annoyance during the sale can make arranjements at 235 Fifth 33 avenue. ' -• A handsomely illustrated catalogue of the entire collection will b» furnljbed upon application. PRICH. 25 CENTS. r^ £: PHILOSOPHICAL PAPEMS WEAR MEETING OF AMERICAN SOCIETY EXD9 Philadelphia. April -The meeting of the Amer ican Philosophical Society, which began here Thursday, was brought to a close to-day. Many scientific papers were read and discussed, among th»m the following: "The International Catalogue of Scientific literature." by Professor Cyrus Adler. of Washington: "A Classification of Economics.'* by Professor LJndley MillT Keasb*>y. Bryn Mawr. PennJ; "Experiments on Cytolysls." Professor St mon Flexner, Philadelphia; "On Osteitis I>eform- D 115," Professor James C Wilson, Philadelphia; "The Influence of Acute Alcoholic Intoxication upon Certain Factors Involved In the Phenomena of Hnrrnotolysis and Bacteriolysis." Professor A. C. Abbott Philadelphia; "Blindness from Congeni tal Malformation ot trie Skull.*' I>r Charles A. .'i ver Philadelphia; "Race Elements In American Civilization Illustrated by German Examples." Professor M I>. Learned, Philadelphia. After adjournment the visiting members of th<» society wen- entertained by the faculties of th- University of Pennsylvania. CI.OA I» 1 X EBS 111 h-i; l TEX 1 S TRIE .7. THEY INSIST THAT CONTRACT WORK IN TRESS ING BE ABOLISHED. For the first time In three yean a general strike is threatened by the Cloakmakers" Union, which has about fourteen thousand members in this city. The officers of the union sent a circular to all the manufacturers last week, demanding the abolition Of the contract system In the pressing department before the coming season Opens. The making at the samples will begin In ,i week or so, and the officers of trie union said yesterday that it the de mand Is not acceded to a general strike, not alone of the pressers, hut of all the union, will take place. The circular says, after making the demand: We find it necessary to take these steps, in view of the fact that many of our members, expert mechanics tlnd It utterly impossible to obtain em ployment under the present system. This is dii to "the fact that one person taking charge of the entire work seeks to make as large a profit from it as possible. We contemplated taking this step before but refrained from so doing because no notice 'had been given to the manufacturers. "We make the demand on behalf of the preasara," said Secretary Ouyer yesterday, "because they are the worst paid of all the workers in proportion to the work they do. We are determined to do away with the contract system, even if every man In the union has to strike." MEDALS FOR LIFE SAVERS. Washington. April 5 (Special).— As a reward for meritorious services rendered in one of the most severe storms which raged along the South Caro lina coast In 1900. the Secretary of the Treasury approved to-day th« recommendation for present ing medals of honor to Captain John R. O'Nell, Horatio Drinkwater. W. H. Painter. J. W. Spar row, George B. Simmons. George W. Whitehearst and J. H. Carrol. The rlrst two men will receive gold medals with inscriptions Of recognition en graved on them, while the others will receive silver medals containing suitable emblems of their hero ism On the night of December 10 these men left their beds in the Dam Neck Life Station to afford assistance to the crew of the Jennie Hall. The wrecked schooner was too shattered to hold to gether long and distress signals were fired re peatedly According to the official reports, the. sea was heavy, with the wind blowing fifty knots an hour In this weather one of these life pavers plunged into the sea with a breeches buoy, and the others went out in ■ boat. They rescued three of the crew, which, under the circumstances, the superintendent of the South Carolina Division says was most praiseworthy. GERTRUDE MOORE BED DEDICATED. A service was held at the New-York Medical Col lege and Hospital for Women yesterday afternoon dedicating a bed in memory of Gertrude- Moore by the Memorial Circle of the Kins Daughters and REST&G APOLLO This MASTER Plano-riayer plays •vprythinir in Ike entire rane» of Piano Literature. Its mastery of the intellectual and technical dif ficulties of piano playing is now b»*in«: testified to In hundreds of homes in all parts of the world. I* possesses a never-deviating correct ness of phrasing, and a special power of imitating th«» stvl»» of all the great pianists. As a Master In terpreter of the piano the APOLLO has no predecessor or successor — It stands masterfully alone. Everybody can play it. The APOLLO Company Apollo Building. m Fifth Ay , S. T. l3etwera lTth mad ISth St» 1 John Fell O'Brien, Auctioneer. 33 Liberty St. ORIENTAL RUGS AND BRIC-A BRAC. A large selection of genuine An tique Persian Rug*. Masterpiece* of Oriental Looms, in silk and wool of the highest grade, important for high-class Xew York trade, and sold for account of estate of a firm dis solved by order of the court. Also, a choice collection of finely carved Teakwood Stands, to be sold absolutely without any reserve on TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATUR DAY, April 8, 9, 1 0, 11. 1 2th, at 3 o'clock each day, at the O'BRIEN ART GALLERIES, 33 Liberty St. DRY COLD AIR IS BEST FOR FURS. Our storage rooms are kept so cold that n*J moth can live there. We clean the furs J perfectly, tend them properly, and return them really improved In appearance. FIREPROOF W-.\RF.HOr«iFV* £&3?§s 1.4R-PROOF VAULTS FOR " < iL^»TE» GOODS \ND SILVER PLATE. E9 J"£g™Z FTKSisiIED OS REUt EST.T'lep^ne 6S> 3Stii St. LINCOLN SAFE DEPOSIT CO.. 32-42 Kant 42ntl St.. 3. T. __ the Hospital Guild. Miss Moore was killed in fh 9 accident at Hastings on Christmas Day. a ft* years ago. The service was conducted by the Re£ Mr Stevens, of St. Michael** Church: Aoc-* those present were Mrs. May knox BoMnson. % Cordelia Williams. Mrs. Moore. Mr. *nd Mrs. * William Smith. Miss Cook. Miss Hooker, Mrt. *«* Wade and Dr. Helen 8. Lataen.