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V*- LXII K° 20,576. SHAMROCK HI AFLOAT. LAUNCH IX G SUCCESSFUL. Good Feeling Tozcard America Shown New Yacht's Lines. (Sprci&l to The Nrw-Tork TT!bun« by French Cable.) <Ccp>Ti*ht; 1803: By The Tribune Association.! Glasgow. March 17.— third Shamrock was la-inched to-day with less enthusiasm than Shamrock 11. but with a heartier recognition of the grit of the challenger. Sir Thomas Lipton v&3 disturbed when the day opened, for It was runlns at Glasgow, and when he started, after 10 clock, for the Leven shipyard he re ceived a dispatch warning him that it might be n» pessary to postpone the launch on account of the heavy wind; but he was cheered by a good omen from America. This was a gift of a four leaf clover from an Irishwoman living at Bristol. R. 1., the stronghold or the Herreshoffs. with a message of good iucic He showed this letter to his friends on the Journey to Dum barton, and recalled the legend that St. Patrick was born in a cottage on the outskirts of the shipping town of that name. The omen was a good one. for before the hour set for the launch ing of the challenger the sky was clear, and a large assemblage enjoyed the stirring and beau tiful spectacle. The owner, designer and builder guarded their secrets closely, and withheld the yacht's di mensions, while experts were left at liberty to use their eyes and make problematic guesses. It wa» evident That the third Shamrock was an improvement upon the second, rather than the first Shamrock, but was an experimental craft. Mr. Fife was profuse in his acknowledgments to Mr. Watson, but with Scotch persistence he had clung to his own ideas. The new challenger dif fers from the last one in many respects, and m£.rks a reversion to the type illustrated by Sir Thomas Llpton's first boat. It has greater beam than the last Shamrock. Is cut away less, has about the same length, but less draught, has a sharper bow, fewer curving lines and IS a more seaworthy yacht. Whether It will be a better racing machine remains to be proved. That it will be a. better boat than the first hamrock I do not doubt, but I should be sur prised if It were to beat either the Columbia or Shamrock 11. The tiller has been dropped and a wheel substituted for it. but thorough trials will be required before this new skimming dish can be accounted the best racing machine de pign-d in British shipyards. Th? launch was highly successful. There was a large company of visitors. The shipyard was dr«*f s"d in holiday colors, the decorations of green and white being perfectly ordered, and Lady Eb&ftesbury conducted the naming ceremony gracefully. The band played, guns were fired, Fp~< takers shouted, and there was a scene of gr?ET animation wh^n Shamrock 111. protected by pontoons, made her plunge into the shallow srtter. It was Sir Thomas Liptons third boat lunched, as one of his admirers afterward said, In th- third week of the third month of the third ye* r of the new century, and if there were luck in numbers \he Cup would be regained. A large company of guests enjoyed the hospi tality of Sir Thomas and Mr. Denny at luncheon. The speaking was vigorous and in good taste. The Lord Provost referred to the contest at Sandy Hook as a. battle of the giants. Sir Thon** praised U»e designer, the crew and the builder, and declared that every one had served •him well. His speech was admirable in form and spirit, especially the passage in -which he declared that the Americans had given him everything he wanted except the Cup. Lord Shaftesbury acknowledged handsomely Sir Thomas's gift of a brooch of diamonds, sap rhire?. emeralds and pearls to the godmother of the yacht. Charles Russell proposed Mr. Fife's health in an affectionate speech, and the designer made a modest response. There was good reeling toward America from the first to the last word of a well managed luncheon, and Fir Thomas Ltpton was cheered with excep tional heartiness by the workmen in the ship yard. Shamrock 111 will :«e fitted sat at Greenock without delay, and will be thoroughly tested in the trial races with the first Shamrock, prize tt :-jney being paid to the winning crew. I. N. F. SIR THOMAS HOPEFUL. A Little Luck Only Needed, He Says, to Bring Back Cup. (By The Af<«v-iat»<3 Press.) Glasgow. March 17— Shamrock 111 was launched to-day under the most successful con ditions. Lady Shaftesbury, wife of the Commo dore of the Royal Ulster Yacht Club, named the yacht in the presence of a number of distin guished guests. Large crowds gathered at the T>enny6* yards at Dumbarton, in spite of the drenching rain, which, however, ceased before the arrival of the special visitors' train. Sir Thor-as Upton escorted Lady Shaitesbury to the dais. Among others on the platform were the Karl and Countess of Mar and Kellie. Lord Overtoan. . the Lord Provost of Glasgow; the Kon Charles Russell. Reginald Ward, William r '<- and Captains Wrinee an I Bevis. At 1 I.*. p. m. Lady Shaftesbury broke the bot tle, saying. I christen you Shamrock. May God bless you. and may you bring back the Cup! Then, amid loud cheers, the pontoons on which Shamrock 111 was resting slid easily into the •water. * After the launch Sir Thomas Lipton said: My third and perhaps my last shot at lifting th- America's Cup will be the moat serious and. I think, the most hopeful of my effort*. The Re liance may beat us, but it will not be because I have not got the best boat British brains and workmen can produce. If the Cup stays m America it will stay there because of the ex traordinary' genius of the American yacht builder If he can produce a still further im provement in his art I shall begin to think he is a bit more lhan human. There is no question but that the best boat wins in the International races. i believe Shamrock 111 will come near filling that bill. To my mind she is ■ marvel, in which Fife and Watson have outdone them •tlveß,, With good trial races and no accidents, her arrival in New- York should mark the com ing: of the most formidable challenger ever sent over. I scarcely need add that, much as I long to win and expect to win. a third defeat will only increase my admiration for a people who can best us at a game that was once our own. "However," added Sir Thomas. laughing, a thir-i defeat is, of course, quite out of the ques tion." At the luncheon which followed the launch, after the toast "King Edward and President Roosevelt" had been drunk, the Lord Provost proposed "Success to the Shamrock and her owner. ' crying the only thing Sir Thomas Lip tor ever failed to do was to lift the Cup. He hoped Sir Thomas would crown the trinity of Shamrocks by attaining the friendly supremacy in British end in American waters which he so dearry covetea. ."v'c-; -,'-■■••.«:'' ; \v .--. The Lord Provost also expressed the wish that i Contln««4 on »m »ul »ac». x ■ '"■'■ - ALMOST A STRAIGHT LIN£ *• • gh» .P«3»»ytvjusJ* B*ttr«e4 is the n*uir*l abort THE NEW-HAVEN FIRM. Slow Progress in Settlement of Dif ficulty — Trainmen Less Hopeful. TUT TSLEGK.APH TO TIIE TKIBfJfK.) New-Haven, Conn., March 17. — For two hours this afternoon the special committee from the directorate of the New-Haven road was in session with, the joint committee of the train men and conductors at the office of President John M. Hall. At the conclusion of the confer ence the announcement was made that the mat ter discussed will now be left to the further di rection of the board, which will meet soon. No definite statement would be made by either Bide as to the outcome of the first conference except the unofficial announcement from some of the trainmen to-night that both sides still adhere to their origlnaJ positions, and that only partial progress had been made toward a settlement of the difficulty. At the conference were President Hall. W. D. Bishop and Vice-president Mer rill, representing the company, and eight con ductors and thirty trainmen, r* presenting the dissatisfied employes. Charles F. Choate was absent Contrary to the general understanding last night, the conference to-day was purely In formal, and did not go into the question of grievances. It was merely for the purpose of coming to an understanding as to the method of discussing the questions at issue. The New- Haven road officials have not receded from their refusal to discuss the grievances themselves with the joint committee. The general feeling among the trainmen to-night was not so hope ful of a speedy settlement of the difficulties as last night. The question is still to be settled as to whether the railroad officials will treat with the joint committee over the grievances as to pay and time schedule. It is not expected that another move will be made until the trainmen receive the report of the attitude which will be taken by the board of directors of the road. It was ascer tained to-night that nothing like 90 per cent ot the trainmen and conductors, as was stated, voted for a strike. The conductors foiled to re turn a two-thirds vote, which Is necessary to de clare a 6trlke. though the trainmen were more largely In favor of such action. The following Etatement was given out at the office of President Hall after the conference to-day: The committee, excepting Director Charles F. Choate. who was unable to be present on ac count of illness, appointed Saturday by the board of directors of the New-York. New-Haven and Hartford Railroad Company, consisting of President John M. Hall, vlce-prpsldent of the board. William D. Bishop and First Vice-presi dent W. F. Merrell. met the committee of con ductor?: and trainmen a.t the company's offices this afternoon at U o'clock and heard whatever grievances the committee had to present. The committee of the directors will report hack to the board such facts as they obtained, and the matter will be left to the further direction of the board which will meet at an early day. Pre cipely when this meeting will occur has not yet bperf determined, but it will probably be very soon. GOULDS' NARROW ESCAPE. Car Shatters Glass in Carriage of Mr. and Mrs. George J. Mr. and Mr?. George J. Gould had a narrow escape from serious if not fatal injuries last night In front of the Manhattan Theatre, when a southbound Sixth-aye. car struck and nearly overturned their carriage. Mr. and Mrs. Gould left their home. No. 857 Fifth-aye.. before 8 o'clock. They drove down Fifth-aye. and turned west at Thirty-second-Pt. At Sixth-aye. and Thirty-second-st. the coach man, Charles Callais, tried to drive diagonally across Sixth-aye., to draw up before the en trance of the Manhattan Theatre. When half way across the avenue a car, un seen by the coachman because of the pillars of the elevated railroad, struck the carriage. The motorman. William Becker, had seen the car riage too late, and had made a vigorous but un availing effort to stop his car. The carriage was jammed against a pillar. This prevented the vehicle from overturning. The coachman and Arthur Connelly, the foot man, kept their seats with difficulty. Callais pluckily held to the lines, and drove at once to the theatre door. When the carriage door was opened it was seen that the flying glass from one of the doors had slightly scratched the face of Mrs. Gould. When her husband called her attention to it she wiped the blood from her face and entered the theatre. Both took the accident with cool ness. A little later the Count and Countess de Cas tellane and a friend entered the theatre. They had seen the accident, and the Count was much excited, although he did rot know who had been hurt. As soon as he iearned who had been in the carriage he rushed from his box and con gratulated Mr. and Mrs. Gould on their escape. All the glass in the doors and windows of the carriage was broken, the lamps were torn off and the right side, where the car struck, was splintered a little. AN ANTI-ADDICKS MAN NAMED. Flinn for Marshal of Delaware— Byrne Not To Be Confirmed. Washington. March 17.— The President to-day sent to the Senate the nomination of William R. M. Flinn to be United States Marshal for the District of Delaware. Mr. Flinn was the leader of the anti-Addickt. forces in the Delaware House of Representatives In the recent contest for the Eenatorship. The Senate Committee on the Judiciary to-day considered the nomination of W. M. Byrne to be District Attorney for Delaware. Of the eight Senators present four were favorable to con firmation and four opposed. This even division was construed as justifying an adverse report. • and the nomination v.cs so reported to the Sen ate. AMES WILL PLEAD INSANITY. Minneapolis. March 17.-Dr. A. A. Amos. in cunody of Sheriff Dreger. reached her this morn ing having stood the trip better than was antici pated. It i* intended to have him arraigned to morrow His defence according to his leading ™un?eT'will b» insanity. Mis paternal grandfather i*Mld to have -been UiMiie. and Ames now has a brother In one of the State hospitals for the In sane. ~ CHICAGOAN TRIES SUICIDE AT BOSTON. Boston. March 17.-What the hospital doctors fear will prove a fatal attempt at suicide was committed by William A. Webster, of No. 02 Waba.sh-ave.. Chi cago, at a hotel, here. to-day. Mr. Webster came here a few d a ys ago. His health was not good, and he £lled a physician. Later he tried to end his life by shooting himself. SMALLPOX, NOT CHICKENPOX. Springfield. Use*.. March 17.-Gartano Ardlsonl and three children, the your«f"Bt a child In arm?, ere very sick with nnal*ox fa Agawam. near Mlt «irea*ue l! was supposed until yesterday that they were suffering with <hick*npox. EARTHQUAKE IN MONTANA. Helena. Mont., March 17.-Vlolent earth tremors were **a!n experienced here last night. No dam age resulted. . NEW- YORK. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 18, 1903. -FOURTEEN PAGES.-* t^^al^u-. SCHWAB IN FINE HEALTH. MANY GREET HIM AT PIER. U. S. Steel President Laughs at Stories That He Acted Queerly. As Charles M. Schwab, president of the United States Steel Corporation, stood on the deck of the steamer Kronprlnz Wilhelm last evening, his tall hat on the back of his head and an in fectious smile on his face, he looked as if his six months' visit to Europe had obtained for him what he had desired from it. He appeared to be In the best of health and spirits. He walked with the springiness of youth and had a smil ing greeting for the many friends who had gathered to meet him. To all he gave assur ances that he was In excellent health. Mr. Schwab had hoped to be here in time to attend to some, business, but the fog did not al low the vessel to reach Quarantine until early afternoon. The fog was on the Grand Banks, and the steamer was obliged to travel at re duced speed for twelve hours because of it. At Quarantine the steamer was delayed for three hours by the sickness of a child in the steerage, who had smallpox. The patient was removed to the reception hospital, and the eighty pas sengers in the compartment occupied by it were removed to Hoffman Island. The steamer did not reach her pier until after 6 o'clock. Mr. Schwab went to his apartment at the Lorraine, at Fifth-aye. and Forty-flfth-Ft. In the party with Mr. Schwab on the steamer were Mrs. Schwab. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Schwab. Mr. Schwab's parents, who live at Braddock. p,-nn. ; his sister. Miss Gertrude Schwab, of Fittsburg, and Mrs. M. E. Klnsey, the mother of Mrs. Schwab. Mr. Schwab left New-York on a French Line steamship on August 20. At that time it was said that he needed a rest, and had gone away for that reason. Most of the time the party were abroad they were cruising on the Medi terranean. They visited Paris. Cannes, Ajaccio, Tunis. Cagliari. Palermo, and other places. "I have had a most delightful trip," said Mr. Schwab. "I went away for a rest and I have, certainly had one. Most of the time I spent on the yacht Margharlta, which I chartered from A. J. Drexel. While my trip has been very enjoyable and interesting for us. it can be un derstood that I had plenty of chance to reft when I say that- there were times when for over a month I did not set foot off the deck of the yacht. We visited many out of th*> way places and. as I have said, had an enjoyable time. "There is not much that T can tell you. Have I improved in health? Well. I look healthy." Mr. Schwab threw out his chest and smiled. He asked to be told the news on this side. He was told that a story had appeared while he was abroad that he had chartered a boat and spent much time racing up and down Lake Geneva, to the astonishment of the natives. Mr. Schwab smiled and said: "I have seen that story. Do I look insane? Of course, that is the question that you wanted to ask." "I did not purchase any works of art while abroad." he said. "I did pick up a small Rub ens, but that was all. While I was In Paris Mrs. Schwab and myself visited the studio of Leon Gerome, the sculptor who is at work on the two bronze statues for my New York home. They represent 'Labor* and 'Metallurgical Science." I do not know when they will arrive on this side." Mr. Schwab was asked whether he intended to resign his position. He simply smiled, but it was said that Mr. Schwab's brother had as serted that he had no intention of resigning. Mr. Schwab's brother, J. E. Schwab, president of the American Steel Foundries Company, boarded the Kronprlnz from the Health De partment boat at Quarantine. While the vessel was coming up the bay Mrs. Schwab pointed out the tall buildings to a friend. She noticed that the windows in the office of the Steel Corporation, In the Empire Building, were filled with persons frantically waving handkerchiefs and papers toward the ship. Mr. Schwab was at once called up on deck. 'Why. there are the boys." he slid, and while the snjp was going past he stood at the rail waving his handkorchif f. On the pier the steel man was at once sur rounded by friends. Spme of them had been waiting there for hours. Among those who met him were Dr. and Mrs. E. M. Ward, of Pitts burg. Mrs. Ward is Mrs. Schwab's sister. Others in the group were Mr. and Mrs. Alvah Dinkey, of Homestead, a relative of Mr. Schwab; Mrs. Mock, a sister of Mr. Schwab, and some of his business associates. WEST VIRGINIA MAYOR IMPEACHED He Tried to Help the B. & 0. Lay Tracks in City Streets. Parkersbnrg. W. Va.. March 17.— The Balti more and Ohio Railroad, claiming the right under an ordinance adopted In IS."!', brought a force of men into town before daylight this morning and began to lay a track for five blocks over one of the principal streets of the city. The police had been Informed of their coming and instructed to call out the Fire Department if an attempt were made to lay a track. The firemen poured such a stream of water on the railroad men that they had to abandon the street. A clash occurred between Mayor Vandervoort, who is attorney for the Baltimore and Ohio, and the City Council. The Mayor directed the Police and Fire departments not to interfere with the building of the track, but the Council rounter munded his orders. Following the excitement of the early morning, the Council held a special meeting, at which impeachment, proceedings wore begun against the Mayor. He was sus pended from office, and injunction proceedings w. re begun in the Circuit Court. Calls have been Issued for men to protect the street from further interference, and hundreds are respond ing. MISS ASTOR ENGAGED? Her Betrothal to Rumanian Foreign Minis ter Reported from Vienna. Vienna, March 17.— A dispatch from Bucha rest, Rumania, published in "Die Zelt" to-day cays: Miss Astor. daughter of William Waldorf As tor is engaged to marry Jonel Bratiano, the Rumanian Foreign Minister. Miss Astor is now visiting the Rumanian Crown Prince's family. She spent a considerable part of the winter at Bucharest. Bratiano has a fascinating per sonality. He Is not wealthy, and is a son of the late Jean Bratiano. the distinguished statesman whose monument will shortly be unveiled at Bucharest. London, March 17.— Mr. Astor is not In town and nobody connected with him can confirm the reported engagement of Miss Astor to Jonel Bmtiano. "Die Zeit." of Vienna, is not con sidered to be a newspaper of very high au thority. g ' BOY CAPTURED BY TRAMPS. Springfield. Mass.. March i.. -Henry Prevar.cee, the seventeen-year-old boy who was abducted from' this city last evening, turned up In police headquarter.-, this morning. He had escaped from th» Ban* of tramps which captured him. with no otneP loss than that of about «2 in change. He led the police to find the place where the, tramps had gathered, but the men were rone. LACK A WANNA railroad to BUFFALO. Shortest route. New Pullman carp. Superb dining c«Knl« Ticket* at l» and 11S» Broadway. -Advt, ACCUSES PEN NELL DIVORCE SUIT THE CAUSE. Burdick Killed by Lawyer, Partner Says. Buffalo. March Arthur R. Pennell, who was named as corespondent in the Burdick di vorce proceedings, and who met a terrible death In the Gehres stone quarry two weeks after Ed win L. Burdick was murdered, was constantly referred to in the inquest before Judge Murphy to-day. Charles S. Parke, Burdick's former business partner and close friend, while on the witness stand this afternoon, said that he be lieved either Pennell or a hired assassin killed Burdlck. Fear of disclosures growing out of the divorce proceedings Instituted by Mr. Burdick against his wife, Mr. Parke thought, was the motive for the crime. He told of conversations he had with Burdick relating to the trouble with Pennell. On one occasion, he said, Burdick told him that Pennell had threatened suicide if the suit were not stopped. Pennell threatened to kill both him self and Mrs. Burdick. Mrs. Gertrude B. Paine, the wife of Dr. Seth T. Paine, a close friend of the Pennells and the Burdicks. was closely questioned regarding the relations between the two families, and especial ly of the feeling displayed by the men toward each other. The District Attorney touched only casually on Mrs. Paine's movements on the night of the murder, devoting roost of the time to questions relating to her relations with Burdick and her knowledge of the feeling between Pen nell and Burdick. She denied being at Burdick's house at any time when not accompanied by Dr. Paine. Her relations with Burdick. she said, were purely social. Dr. Paine was also ex amined, but was on the stand for only a few minutes. A. Carlson, a Swedish boarder at Mrs. Paint's house, another witness, was very nervous while on the stand. He thought that Mrs. Paine was In the house on the nigh', of the murder, but could not say positively. Miss Mary Cunning ham, the other occupant of the Paine home, has left the city, according to testimony given by Mrs. Paine to-day. Where she is is not known. The inquest was not resumed until this after noon. Mrs. Paine was the first witness called She said that she had lived here for nine years. Her examination by District Attorney Coats worth then continued, as follows: How long have you known Bnrdlefc? A -Four "Q r-\vh?r»r -\vh?r» did you m^t him? A.— At the dancing school in Elmwond-ave iU — ~* a Q.— Did you also meet Mrs. Burdick there? A.— Q."— Did you afterward visit the Burdicks at their h n -An^'you also r visited the Pennells? A.— l did. Q — Do you remember Mrs. Burdick leaving home last Thanksgiving? A— l do. Q — Did you hav<» a conversation -with Mr. Bur dick at about that time about his wife leaving Q._bid he tell you why his wife left home? A.— N Q— Did you call at the Burdlck home after Mrs. B^fou Ie haye A me^°Mr ir Burdlck frequently sine* Mrs. Burdlck left home? A.-I have seen him a " a^Where^A.- At the dancing club downtown ai Q. -By' appointment? A.-Twice or three times by appointment. q —How did he make the appointments? A.— By telephone. The appointments were kept, once at Lang's candy store, once at the Genesee and once at Main and Summer sts.. six weeks or two months ago On the latter occasion he talked about his wife He said that the. gossip that had been going on about his wife was true, and that he had the necessary evidence to secure a divorce. He said that he felt very badly about Pennell. his friend, coming into his family that way. he said that he had had a talk with Pennell. and that Pennell had agreed to leave the city. He ?aid Pennell had prom ised once before to leave home, but had not don^ so q —When was the last time you had a conversa tion with him over the telephone? A.— On the day ° Q.— What did you say to him? A".— l told him I had not seen Mrs. Pennell and did not know whether she was going to attend the Elmwood dance or not. He said that if the Pennells were not going to be there he mieht go. as he had done nothing. He wanted to know if i was going I told him I had a cold and would not go. The night before he railed me up and asked me it I could find out whether »h<> Pennells were in the city and let him know the following morning. That is why I telephoned to him th« next morning. Mrs. Paine said that slie was at the Pennells' house about two week? ago and had a talk with Mrs. Pennell. Q - P!d Mrs. Fenneil say she was going to .set a divorce from Pennell? A.- No. She said she had heard the story that she was Retting a divorce, but that she had no intention of doing anything of the kind She said that she hari spoken to Burdlck about taking his wife back. Before that Burdl.'k had told me that Mrs. P.nnell wanted him to take Mrs. Burdlck back. He said that Mrs. Pennell ha. caused all the trouble in the first place and hat it was too late for her to Intercede. 1 believe It was Mrs Pennell who first told Mr. Burdlck about Mr. Pennell and Mrs. Burdlck. Mrs. Pennell had never told the witness that Mr. Pennell had threatened to do Mr. Burdiek harm, and she had never heard of PennHl threatening harm to Burdlck. She did not know whether Pennell was a quick tempered man. Q -Did Mr. Burdiek ever express his fj>eliii s toward Ponnell? A.— said that he would for elve Pennell for all that he had done if he would only marry Mrs. Burdiek. He said he would per mit her to have the children six months of the y< Q— Did he ever say anything about murdering Pennell? A.— said once: "Who would there be to take care of my children if I had a murder on my hands?" Dr. Seth D. Paine was on the stand for a few minutes and was followed by A. Carlson, Mrs. Paine's Swedish boarder. He became excited immediately, and was not certain of anything. Charles S. Parke, BurdJck'a business partner, was the next witness. He had been associated in business with Burdick for fourteen years, and had known him for eighteen years. He occasion ally visited at Burdick's home, he said. About a year ago he saw Arthur R. Pennell at Bur dick's office. Burdlck told him. Mr. Parke said, about the trouble with his wife. Mr. Burdiek said that he did net blame Mrs. Burdiek so much as he did Pennell. He said that he had shown Pennell every consideration and that Pennell had promised to get out of town, but had not done to. y. -Then the man who made all the trouble was P tl!- e Dld Hurdfc* Bay he was afraid of Pennell? A -He salt! that he Had tn-en warned to look out for Penru-11. but he believed Penn«-ll was a physical coward, and he bad no fear of him. He said he carried a revolver when he wont out of town. Just as a mailer of precaution. Burdici had a con ference with Pennell in a lawyer's office about the d o°- C Did' r ii"Tf < li n yo'u anything that Pennoll paid at that conference? A.— said that F«-iimll had threatened to commit suicide if the suit were not Stopped I He threatened to .till both himself ana *Mrs Burdick if the divorce proceeding* were con tinued Burdlck told me he thought the threat was a bluff. O —Did Burdlck tell you that Mrs. Pcnnell had tried to have him withdraw the suit? A— He said that both Mr. and Mrs. Pennell had pleaded with hi l _ t \Vhat l s the purpose of that . -inference you sr>eak of? A. —I understood It was held for the pur pone of re-aching a peaceful settlement of their trouble* Bui it *as fruitless. Burdiek said he msdNv°l,at"m s d Nv°l,at"w a * ! °"fr. Hurdlck's mental condition ■taut that time" Well. It appeared to m- thru for some timelU had been hrenklnc down He had unable to concentrate his mm.l. and 1 had no ticed a painful look on hi? fr.ee. Mr. Parke said that he knew Mrs. Hull quite well. He never heard of any ill feeling between Mr?. Hull and Burdlck. ' Q-Dlrt he ever tell you they had quarrelled? A.— No, sir. Dr. Marry first informed Mr. Parke of the murder of Burdick on Mr. Parke's arrival at th« house on Friday morning. He did not know Burdick was dead until he arrived there. Q.—Did you form any opinion as to who com mitted this murder? A.— Yes. sir. Q.— When' A -Right after leaving the house that day. y. — Is It an opinion based on information or upon supposition? A —Upon both. Q.— Are you sufficiently satisfied that your opinion 1b correct t.. state who you think the murderer was? A.— l think so. Q._WeH, who was he? A. -Arthur R. Pennell or some hired ass»nssin. Q.— What rnak«>s you think Pennell killed him? A.— All the circumstances lead me to that conclu sion. I am satisfied that the murder grew out of the divorce proceeding!*. Q— Do you know whether Pennell was in Bur dick's house that night? A.— f do not. Q.— Do you know whether he had a key to Bur dick's house? A.— No. Q - Did you ever publicly ac_-use Pennell until after he died" A— l do not know when I first ex pressed that opinion. Q.— Do you know of any reason why the mem bers of the Burdick family should want the case reported as suicide? A.— No. sir. "Have you any reason to believe that anybody in the house had any reason for seeking to shield the murderer?" asked Justice Murphy. "No, sir." "Have you any reason to belie\e that anybody in the house not in collusion with the murderer should want to prevent the police from netting information?" "No. sir." The inquest was adjourned until 2 o'clock to morrow afternoon. TO CLEAR PARK ROW. Obstructions To Be Removed in Sir Weeks, It Is Said. Park Row, torn up for two years or more by the subway contractor:., will. it is said by the contractors, be cleared and restored to its nor mal condition in about six weeks. Work has been delayed somewhat by the winter. Th« severe weather on many days, It is explained, allowed little to be done. The superintendent of this section of the sub way said yesterday that the public had little idea of the magnitude of the work under this thoroughfare. Beneath the street are five tra-ks besides the loop at the PostonVe. Men had worked ev-ry day directly under the surface cars. As foon as *h» tunnel was roofed over thf> conduits for wires and the track equipment for the surface lines were put in place, and much other work was done preparatory to re pa vine From twenty to sixty men. the super intendent said, were working daily in the tun nel and terminal along Park Row. Clearing away the timber and filling in had been begun in spots, and this would, he said, be continued as fast as possible. , It was admitted that a good many complaints had be^n received about th» condition or tn* street, bur a peep, underneath, the superin tendent asserted, would convince anybody that the contra* tors had been far from idle. THIEF DISTURBS WORSHIPPERS. After Lively Chase in Broadway He Is Caught with Woman's Purse. The worshippers at the Church of St. Francis of Assisl. in West Thirty-flrst-st.. were startled in the midst of their prayers yesterday after noon by a woman suddenly Btanding up ann crying out: "There's a thief In the church; shut the doors!" A young man who was making his way down an aisle quickened his steps at the cry, and be fore he could be stopped darted through the door. •That's the man"' again called out the woman, and many of the congregation ran out of the church in pursuit of him. The fugitive made his way at top speed along Thtrty-flrst-st., across Sixth-aye., to Broadway. and then ran north with an ever increasing crowd at his heels, yelling "Stop thief." Between Thir ty-rirsi and Thirty-second sts. several men man a^ed to get hold of the fleeing man, but he shook them off and one or two of them he knocked •iown. A little further on. however, Herman Hlock, of No. 400 West Twenty-ninth-st.. man aged to catch up to him. and with a heavy blow on the cheek felled him to the ground, when he was easily captured. He was taken to the West Thirtieth-st. station, where he described himself as John Moore, nineteen years old. of Blsecker st. Afterward Moore was arraigned in Jen"^ son Market Police Court, and was held in $l,or)U for further examination on a charge of petty lar ceny. The reason for th« woman's outcry in the church was that she r-.U\ she had w°n Moore lean over the pew in frnr.t of him and take from a sent beside Miss Anna Mcrjoldrick. of No. 1W West Thirty-second-st.. a purse which the latter had laid there. This purse, the police Bay. was found on Moore when he was caught. It con tained sixteen cents and a few papers. INVESTIGATING PLIMLEY CASE. Assistant Secretary Armstrong's Mission to This City. fllY tei r.KAiir TO the TRIBr/NE.] Washington, March 17. It was officially ad mitted to-day that the visit of Assistant Secre tary Armstrong to New-Yo.k la for the purpose of making a thorough investigation of serious objections which have be"n file i against the recent appointment and confirmation of William Pllmley to be Assistant Treasure.- of the United States, at New-York. Mr. Armstrong is ex pected to return to Washington early to-morrow, when the result of his visit -will undoubtedly be made known to the Senate Finance Com mittee, a meeting of which has been called for to-morrow to reconsider the nomination. The nature of the criticism of Mr. Plimley has not been divulged by officials of the government, and Mr. Plimley. who Is in Washington, to night said he had no knowledge whatever of it. or. In fact, that any criticism had been made. "Of course." he said. "I am aware that there are persons who would prevent ray appointment If possible." In view of his lack of knowledge on the sub ject Mr. Plimley declined to discuss the matter in any way. The protest against the appointment is under stood to have been filed with the president and by him referred to the Treasury Department. The Senate Finance Committee will be placed in possession of this protest and the informa tion Assistant Secretary Armstrong has been able to gather in New-York. While the Senate has retailed the appointment of Mr. Plimley for further consideration, the appointment stands confirmed. If the Finance Committee decides to-morrow that the criticism is not of a serious character the appointment will be returned again to the President without further action of the Senate being necessary. The action of the Senate in askmg that the appointment of Mr PiiniJey be recalled, did not reverse in any way the confirmation of that appoint ment. If. however, the criticism of Mr. Plimley ib shown to be serious, it will be within the power of the committee to move a recon eirieratif.n of the confirmation. The Senate Finance Committee will also take up tin appointment of the three assistant ap prai-ers for the port of New-York at it* meet ing to-morrow. There nominations have never been considered, and the statement has been made that objections have been filed against the confirmation of at least two of the three names submitted. Assistant Secretary Arm strong I? expected to throw some light on th s matter also through the investigation he is making In New-York. THE TRAjjf OF THE CENTURY. l.« the »-hour tralrAetween New York and ' Chicago vH the New York^kntral and LaJt« Shore. The »th Century Limited. —Advu PRICE THREE TEXTS. CANAL TREATY RATIFIED. BY A VOTE OF 73 TO 5. Senate Likely to Approve Cuban Treaty and Adjourn To-day. titr nuiiuni re ri!F: trip: MCI Washington. Mar- 17.— The Senate ratified the Panama Canal Treaty to-day by a vote of 73 to 5. only Senators Daniel. Martin. Morgan. Pettus and Teller voting as* inst it. All amend ments were voted down, and the convention as ratified is precisely as signed by Secretary Hay and Dr. Herran, the Colombian Charge d'Af falres. Senators Aldri. h, Ham, Lodge. Depew and other prominent members of the Senate ex press confidence that the agreement will be promptly ratified by Colombia, and that the construction of the canal will be undertaken at no distant date. Several amendments were offered by Senator Morgan and one by Senator Monty, and almost the whole day was consumed in considering them, so that Senator Morgan did not begin hi» final speech until nearly ■*> o'clock. He was fol lowed by Senator Cullom. who replied briefly to Mr. Morgan's contention?, and at 7 p. m. the final vote was taken and the Senate adjourned. As was said in The Tribune this momlr.g. th« Senate is expected to ratify the Cuban treaty to-morrow, and adjourn late in the. afternoon. The Senate will meet at 11 o'clock, when Mr. Money will submit a few remarks on the Indlan ola postnfflce case. Senator- Foster. McEnery and Teller will speak against the Cuban treaty. but will not make extended speeches, and if pressed for time Mr Teller will say a few words and avail himself of the 'leave to print" privi lege and insert in "The Record" the greater portion of his argument. As soon as the ratifi cation of the Cuban treaty is effected, the Sen at» will adjourn sine di». At a meeting of the Judiciary Commit- to day, it was decided to report adversely the nom ination of William M. Byrne for United States District Attorney of D^lawar*. but it 13 under stood that no action will be tak»n on the re port by the Senate. A .neeting of the Finance Committee has been called for to-morrow, at which will be considered the case of Major Pllm loy. confirmed as Assistant Treasurer of the United States, and the three appraisers nom inated for th- New-York Custom House. DEBATE AND VOTES. Ratification Opposed by Morgan, Pettus, Daniel, Martin and Teller. «By The _*««.->cUt<"<l PIW » Washington, March 17.— Immediately after th» Senate doors were closed to-day the Panama. Canal treaty was taken up. There was again a good attendance of Senators In expectation of the final vote. The proceedings began with a. speech by Senator Morgan, devoted especially to the defence of the canal. He criticised sharp ly the action of the Senate in refusing yester day so to amend the treaty as to insure Ameri can control. When Mr. Morgan concluded Senator Money offered a substitute for Article IV of the treaty, wh'ch disavows any Intention on the part of the United States to increase it 3 territory at the expense of South or Central America. The sub stitute was agreed on by the Democratic cau cus, and without mentioning South or Central America it reiterates the American doctrine of non-interference with the affairs of all th» American republics, with the view of reassuring Mexico on that point, and pledges this country to attempt no acquisition of Colombian territory. This is one of the two amendments on which the Democrats agreed to art as a unit, and con sideration of It was begun eirly in the day with th» view of concentrating m*>«t of the de bate upon it. VOTING DOWN' AMENDMENT?. Speeches were made in support of the Money amendment by Senator? Baron, Teller. Daniel. Morgan. Bailey and others They contended for an impartial recognition vi all American repub lics, urging that under the language of the fourth article of the treaty Mexico would be left as the only American republic to which the avowal of non-encroachment could be held not applicable. Senators Ppooner and Hoar replied, contending that there was practically no differ ence between the language of the amendment and that of the article a? it stands. Senator Moneys amendment was defeated. M to 27, by a strict party vote. Senator Daniel then offered an amendment providing that the treaty should not take effect until it had been approved by the Congress, and spoke in advo cacy of this provision. The fact soon developed that Senator Daniel h.id offered his amendment for the purpose of making a general speech on the treaty, and when the fifteen minutes al lowed to him on his own amendment bad ex pired and the amendment was voted down. Sen ator Morgan presented four or five of his amend ments, which. In turn, were defeated, but on all of which Senator Daniel continued to speak. AH told he spoke about an hour. His speech was an arraignment of the Republican policy m pressing the treaty with what he asserted was undue haste. He referred to the enormous ex penditure that would be required to construct the canal, and charged recklessness in rushing into such an enterprise, as he declared was being done. GORMAN SPEAKS IN OPPOSITION. After Senator Daniel ha.l closed several other Senators on both sides of the chamber made fifteen-minute speeches for and against the treaty. Among those who spoke against It was Senator Gorman, who devoted himself especially to the necessity for adequate defence of the canal which, he said. couM be assured only by the United States. He asserted that Senators were not thinking for themselves, but were fol lowing blindly in the lead of the Secretary of State Indeed, ho declared that Senators were practically surrendering the* own o«ce« m order to maintain a reputation for parly nllegl an Senator Platt. of Connecticut. «as also amon? the speakers. He was ont of the few to an nounce entire satisfaction wit* the treaty. He referred to the fact that a number of Republican Senators had sai.i that if they had had the nak ing of the treaty they would have changed some features of it. and he declared that he consid ered the treaty the best that could have been made and taid that so far as he was concerned he would not have chanced It in any respect. He criticised the Democrat* Senators for using undue minuteness in their efforts to and defect! In the agreement, and sal.l that they reminded him of a man he had heard of in Boston, who was reported to have invented a microscope that would magnify seven thousand times. He thought that the Senators on the other side of the chamber had procured these glasses. He was sure they were splitting hairs. When, at 4.4-"» p. m.. ' l became apparent that the fifteen-minute speeches had nded. Senator MOOT BY ELECTRICTTT. The Pennsvlvanta I.imttad cars are as lisht ln?id« at night as during the day time Movaole limy* in th« berth*. Every comfort. -Advu