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V" L LXIII----X 0 20.631.
Colombia's Action on Canal May Be
A ccted by Change.
Panama. May 11. — It Is reported here that
President Marroquin has been compelled to re
p:cn office on account of political troubles, and
that- General Raphael Reyes. President Desig
r.ado of Colombia, •will assume the Presidency.
Friends cf Use canal are anxiously awaiting
confirmation cf this report.
A dispatch from Panama dated yesterday said
The convocation gf the Colombian Congress for
June 30 was believed by those acquainted with
goverrment affairs to mean that President Mar
roquin v.ap confident of having sufficient sup
yort io assure approval of the canal treaty.
General Raphael Reyes returned to Colombia
last -rch from Mexico ("ity. where he repre
sented Colombia at the second international con
f^asswe r>* American States. In an Interview at
Colon he spok* guardedly on the matter of the
Hsy-Herran convention, and was not disposed
•-. discuss the probability of its ratification by
th* Colombian Congress.
He seemed to have reason to believe that the
recent interpretation of the United States of its
obligatory rights to maintain free transit across
The isthmus and itf manner of enforcing these
r-.phts had created a very unfavorable impres
sion throughout Colombia. He said the politi
cians who would be called upon to decide the
'a'e of th* canal would not be likely to forget
the humiliating ncidents which occurred during
vhe recent Insurgent hostilities on the isthmus.
General Reyes, however. In no way expressed
himself as opposed to the construction of the
canal by the Vnited States.
Jut Marroquin's Resignation Would Not
Surprise Officials.
Washington, May 11.-No confirmation has
t**n received here either by the State Depart
ment or by the Colombian Legation, of the re-
Ported resignation of President Marroquin of
Colombia, on account of political troubles. Such
r step en the part of the President, however.
« sjM not be surprising, as he is nearly eighty
j,,,, old. and is of a quiet and retiring disoo
sition. The understanding here has all along
>.een that President Marroquin is favorable to
the ratification of the Panama Canal treaty; in
fact it was under his instruction.- that Dr.
Herran. Colombian Charge d Affaires here, nego
tiated the treaty with the State Department.
Th* determined and persistent opposition to the
tr*ay which ha* manifested itself in many parts
of Colombia, it i* surmised, probably has in
«uenee<l th* President in the action he Is re-
X>orted to have taken.
Genera! BSfIW, ••* is reported to have |CUr "
ceeded to the Presidency of Colombia, is one Of the
wiLown «en in South Am^ric^ A. . soldier
iTcwe* his reputation larßelyto a . remarkaWe
- «H«*"or""eit>JsraiioE« la "tit* " reglon-«U'f i '' -the
A?d« For s*v*ra! years he. has beer, broken ln
v«aith. and hi* residence in Mexico ha« be-n partly
lZ to hia ill health. As far back ss December.
3ia -wWle th« revolutlo was still In progrese. It
Zi& several times reported that Reyes was -about
•rv return to Bogota, and both faction* reemed
reafir to receive him. H!s failure to take advan
tage' of tU» opportunity is believed to hava greatly
•Kreakeaed his prestige-
In fact snanv Colombians hold the opinion that
s:l* title to the office of President Designado has
l»Tj«ed. A President Designado is named by each
Co-mw/and stands next to the Vlce-PreMdent
In succession. A* San Clemente. the man elected
Pre-ident. is dead, and Dr. Marroquin. the \ ice-
Pfesldent. is reported to have resigned. Reyes
•*-«ul<! naturally succeed. But owing to th* pro
tracted revolution, the Colombian Congress has
not met for flve years, and conseauently Rey«B«
title is believed by many to have been invalidated.
The landing cf American marines on the Isthmus
<su-lng the revolution aroused in Reyes, as In
several prominent Colombians, a distinct resent-
ZS. Beftor Concha, the Colombian Minister, de
manded that a dUavowEl O the act SS— M be sa-
Tl^A in the treaty. On his return to Colombia
G*neral Re>-« "tayed In Havana long enough to
k^TT conference with J. P Morgan. It was al
tUxrard reports that his conference had no rrf
irSc^to thY canal treaty, but there is considerable
tea^n to believe that General Reye 8 views the
canS project with much less favor than formerly.
Three Elements in Colombia Said To Be
Against Ratification.
Washington. May II -rHI.»e advice* .from
M element antagonizes the feature
. « -he fnited perpetual — to*. *"
oh*r urges that the indemnity and annuity are
£ sclent, and the third element «««, , of
spirit, who fear thav with the
Snt-. srrength will be *» increased as
.._ i „^ of succe^ from any revo-
SLTirU— - charg, -rfaire.
„£■ 1, -ithow offld.l information regarding
other matters as may be laid before u>
Ip* government ts tne n» l
Z«*r before the Colombian Congress and
■■11l • reP ° rt |^n««Sto the Colombia..
«mm Canai Company h 'f * "i 000.000 th« company
Government »12.O00.<»O of th ' *J^ for the canal
U to r^elve Jf/i & Cromwell,
-Id »Kggg
cr tl_i ccte. . _ - — . —
The P«a,yl«nl* *^&2^£Su of «achin*
t conv^nS^rt and « om "?^ 1 official «teno«rapnerjn
Chicago or St. I«qsi*»» ■"■'* , - —
board.— -A-tfvfc . -
Fair, ltjrht, >nrinb|p wlndt, to-tnorron.
Preliminary Plans for Campaign
Made at Harmonious Meeting.
The representatives of the various anti-Tam
many organizatlors which <will participate in
the municipal campaign this fall . met at the
Citizens Tnion headquarters last night and took
the first step toward effecting: fusion. The idea
of Senator Platt. that it was too early to discuss
candidates and issues or to precipitate the
campaign, wa6 concurred in and adjournment
was taken until late In the summer. Instead of
confusion and strife, such as the Tammany
supporters had hoped for. all was harmony and
good humor. The only important organization
unrepresented was the German-American Re
form Union. This does not mean that this or
ganization will not join the fusion forces in the
end. The absence of its representatives last
night was pimply an indication that the leaders
of the organization believe it is too early to take
the field. It is believed that when the aiiti-
Tammany allies get together early in the fall
for the actual work of organizing for the cam
paign, denning issues and nominating candi
dates, the German-American Reform Union will
wheel into line.
There waj the best of feeling evidenced at the
meeting. Xo effort was made to arouse partisan
feeling. Discussion .if candidate* waa discreet
ly avoided. No attempt was made by the Citi
zens I'nion to get an indorsement cf Mayor Low
or his administration. All these vexatious prob
lems that might have precipitated strife or
brought about a rupture were carefully avoided,
and the best of feeling was preserved. It was
simply agreed that all organizations should pre
pare for the campaign and keep in touch with
each other. Committees were appointed, and
late in the summer all. will come together, when
the serious work of naming a ticket, defining
issues and mapping out the campaign will be
; agreed upon.
The call for the conference of last night issued
by tfc* Citizens Union was sent to the regular
Republican organization of the four counties,
the Greater New-York Dempcracy and the Ger
man-American Reform Union. Senator Platt,
speaking for the Republican organization, and
John C. Sheehan. speaking for the Greater New-
York Democracy, declared it was too early
to get into a discussion of candidates and issues
and the precipitation of a campaign, but. as an
indication of good faith, both organizations
sent delegations, but instructed them to urge
delay. Herman Ridder, for the American
Reform Union, agreed with Senator Platt and
Mr. Sheehan that it was too early to organize,
but his organization went further, and declined
to participate in the conference. Aside from
this several organizations, not so large as the
others, yet important, who were not included
in the call, sent delegates. The significant fact
1r that, while Herman Ridder and his German-
American Reform Union did not send delegates,
every other German organization in Manhattan
ar.<3 Brooklyn committed to good municipal gov
ernment, while not included in the Citizens
Union call, voluntarily sent representatives.
Mr. Ridders organization doesn't seem to have
the support of other German organisations of
-th°jsame characterJn Its present attitude. ~
The representatives of the various anti-Tam
many organizations arrived early. Leander
Faber. of Jamaica, chairman of the Republican
executive committee of Queens, and George Rip
perger. chairman of the county committee,
Queens, were among the first to arrive, and
after that ex-Lieutenant Governor Timothy L.
Woodruff, with the rest of the Brooklyn delega
tion, appeared. Then followed the Greater New-
York Democracy contingent, headed by John C.
Ex-Judge Jacob N<?u, of Brooklyn, came in
company with Henry "Welssman, chairman of
the executive committee of the German-Ameri
can Municipal League, of Brooklyn, and £.. H.
M. ' Roehr. the. chairman of the organization.
Ex-Judge Neu is the president. He said that,
although his organization had not been included
in the, official call, because of the fact that hia
organization had be**n active in the fusion cam
paign of two years ago. and had had delegates
at every session of the joint committee, he and
his delegation had called unofficially.
This was the cane with the German-American
League of Pouth Brooklyn also. This organiza
tion was represented by Bela Tokayo. its presi
dent: A. P. Haase. vice-president, and R. H.
Slesinger. its secretary. The delegation further
consisted of Frederick Feitner. Emil Horten
bach and Max Bravor. executive members. This
organization was formerly part of the German-
American Municipal League, of which ex-Judge
Keu is the president, but has since the last
campaign organized separately.
The next delegation which had not been in
cluded in the official Call of the Citizens Union
was that of the German-American Citizens-
League of New- York. This organization was
represented by Gustav Loeb. the treasurer;
George H. Davis, secretary, and Adolph Pfote
nauer an executive member
R Fulton Cutting presided. Among the de.e
ates were B. R. L. oGuld. Abner S. Haight
and ' Francis C. Huntington, of the Citizens
Union; William H. Ten F.yck. Frederick 8.
Gibbs and Cornelius Van Cott. of the Republi
cans of New- York County; Alexander Robb and
Walter Bennett, of the Brooklyn Republicans;
Borough President George Cromwell of Rich
mond for the Richmond Republicans; Leander
B Faber of the Queens Republican delegation,
and for the Greater New-York Democracy. Ja
cob A. Cantor. William J. O'Brien and N. T*> lor
TheVonference did not last more than fj ftA n
The conference did not last more than fifteen
or twenty minutes. A motion was made by
Robert C Morris, chairman of the Republican
County Committee. Manhattan, that a commit
tee be appointed consisting of one member from
each of the organizations represented at the
conference, to decide what other organizations
should be Invited, and to extend invitations to
the same, subject to unanimous action, rn\*
motion was carried without opposition.
Francis C. Huntington i»oi»ed that adjourn
ment be taken to a date to be fixed by the com
mittee on invitations to the various organiza
tions for permanent organization, and that at
that meeting adjournment be taken to Septem
ber 1 or such date as the chairmen of the or
ganizations present might agree on. It was
further embodied that the committee on invita
tions select some date between now and June 1
f °Th?'fol™ri2j!*dele*ate« were named as the
committee on invitations: Citizens Union New -
ToTk County. R. Fulton Cutting: Citizens Union.
Sngs A. J. Boulton; Citizens Union Queens.
Tohn Weed; Citizens' Union. Richmond. Arthur
M Harris Republican. New-York County.
William H Ten Eyck; Republican. Kings Jacob
wr*nn™- Republican. Queens. George Ripper
21? Republican . Richmond. R- W. J\f/ Bon '
rrea'er New- York Democracy. New-York pun
s' John C. Sheehan: Queens. William Moore;
44 l hmO^4Jr h uT a^r^ 11 a CC r GG d r " y ald the meeting
J^%e^he"pful to the organization of the
? movement Two years ago the pro
fusion movement the same, and he thought
& rTh% was b more auspicious occasion; he
, tha JJ forward to a successful campaign
looked Torwßr ' l f Robert C. Morris's resignation
Tne quest on of r Republican County Commit-
JJ.PJ2 'Stouckd on. Senator Platt said .ast
night: -t,on of a successor for Mr. Morrl*
h ; B T Sot Q been d^d'ed upon. a*d will not be for
Borne time."
%V- »-.*« nursery insures pleafin*
— AA\U
nSw-YORK. TUESDAY. MAY 12. 1903. -SIXTEEN -.rr^^^,^.^.
Subzeay Excavators Defy John B. McDonald's Ultimatum . and Fote to
Stay Out Six Months— Their Places To Be Filled.
Strikers Must Return To-morron: or
Places Will Be Filled.
An unimatum to the subway strikers was de
livered yesterday by John B. McDonald. In
unmistakable term* he announced that the
strikers must return to work by to-morrow
morning, or their places will be filled by other
laborers. The refusal of the Italians to return
to w-irk pending arbitration of their demand
for increased pay caused Mr. McDonald and
his sub-contractor? to declare that If the men
refuse after to-morrow morning to work at the
wages they have been receiving, the subway
work will start again, and the workers will be
pr 'lectefi. Last night, after hearing this final
word, the strikers reiterated their intention to
stay out.
Mr. McDonald and his sub-contractors were
not willing to disclose their plans for obtaining
laborers if the strikers should decide to stay
out. They intimated that they would employ
any men who were willing to work. Some said
they had many already engaged. It is believed
that some of the sub-contractors have made ar
rangements to employ negroes, who will be sent
here by Southern employment agencies, because
Italians would be intimidated by their striking
Mr. McDonald had a conference in his office
in the Park Row Building with the committee
of the Central Federated Union which agreed
last week to arbitrate the strike with the under
standing that the men should go back pending
arbitration, and the committee presented a com
munication it had received from Paolo Capoc
ciomo, secretary of the Italian unions, that they
had decided not to go back to work on the sub
way pending arbitration. This, however, was
not to be considered as rejecting arbitration.
Mr. McDonald promptly dictated his ultima
tum, which hau the full approval of the sub
contractors present, and a copy of it was de
livered to the committee. It was addressed to
the committee and their "recently added as
sociates," and read as follows:
A«= it is very evident that in the pledge of your
word, as a committee, and by your written agree
ment you do not represent or bind the labor or
ganizations, you will see that it is entirely futile
to carry on any future conferences, -for the rapid
transit work is a public necessity and wiil not ad
mit of further delay.
If the laborers who were receiving the largest
wages for the shortest working hours in any
country under the sun, and who, aided largely by
your indorsement, quit work on the Rapid Transit
Railroad on May 1. do not return to work on or
before Wednesday mornlnß. May 13. I notify you
that, while tne employment of labor is entirely in
tne hands ot my sub-contractors, other men who
are willins to work will be put in their places, and
1 sbv now to you most emphatically, not as a
threat but as a warning, that even in only one
man wishes to work he shall be protected to the
full extent of our power ajcalnst violence, riotinK.
immr t.ren-ktng-am* W»w rreMient. — ■ -■'-■ -
The committee then ent to the office of John
J. Pallas, at No. 91 Centre-st.. where they h<*ld
a formal meeting, after which James J. Hol
land and Mr. Pallas, accompanied by repre
sentatives of the Team Drivers'. Union, went
again to Mr. McDonald's office to confer about
the grievances of the teamsters. The proposi
tion made to the Italians was made to them,
that their union should make application to
come in under the general agreement made two
years ago between the Central Federated Union
and the Contractors' Protective Association and
go to work pending arbitration.
The committee left the office with apparent
good feeling, but none of the members would
say anything except that a meetinz of the
teamsters would be held to-night to act on the
proposition, in Tecumseh Hall, in East Thirty
It was said by one of the sub-contractors that
the hiring <>f laborers to take the places of the
strikers had already begun. Wiiliam Bradley,
who has the section of the subway from Six
tieth-st. to One-hundred-and-third sts., was said
to have hired two hundred. McMullen & Mcßean.
who have the section from Gerard-ave. to Brook
ave.. have 260 men, and the Degnon-McLean
Contracting Company, having the sections in
cluding Forty-second-st.. City Hall Park. Park
Row and Elm-st.. 130 men.
About four thousand of the Italian strikers
met early yesterday at their headquarters. No.
2,229 First-aye., and listened for three hours to
harangues by thHr leaders. They voted to keep
up the strike for six months, if necessary. They
launched a new cry . .
"Eight hours' work, eight hours play, eight
hours' sleep and ?2 for every day we work."
The English speaking strikers met at Fifty
fourth-st. and Tenth-aye. and voted to remain
out until their demands were granted
It was quiet along the subway yesterday, but
the police guards were strong there At Sev
enty-second-st. and Broadway. Bradley s sec
tion fifty men were put at work. The strikers
had 'pickets near by. hut they succeeded in get
ting only six colored men to quit. Those who
remained ate their luncheons in the trench.
Subway contractors said last evening that
General Greene had promised full police protec
tion against strikers, and that work would be
resumed in earnest to-morrow. They said they
expected to get workers among the Italians in
the city ho were not in the union, although
many of the men were more afraid of violence
at their homea than at the subway.
Th- Italian strikers held a meeting last even
ing in their hall at No. 2.229 First-aye Pacelli,
their president, announced the result of the con
ference in Mr. McDonald's office in the after
noon The Italians voted to continue the strike
rndefinitelv. Their leaders declared that then,
: would be no violence, and that they would seek
: only hv peaceful means to win to their organiza
tion men who went to work in the subway. It
was SaM that meetings would be held daily at
the hall to keep the strikers away from the
Runaway Horse Throws Mrs. A.
S chef id's Team in Park.
WUttaßi J. Rollins, of No. 148 DeKalb-ave.. Brook
lyn said to be a member of Troop A. was riding
on 'the bridle path near Ei hty- s! xth- t.. in Central
Park yesterday afternoon, when his mount threw
him and ran to Ninety-slxtb-st.. where he earns
into collision with a teani attached to a victoria
occupied by Mrs. Adolph S'.'heftel. wife of the
wealthy leather merchant, of No. 20 East Fifty
seventh-st. One horse dislocated his right shoulder
SS SS.*g?^K Bfci-ffi'JSßf r;
-«r gsWW •fflBS.-S
B t. broke through the tre* w^ wH! . Tnwded with
the East r "V>: n , *? e n,,ipag«* The horse dashed
numerous fashionawe equip f Schefte ß victoria.
—gy. against, th o f th? hor.ee down and falling
throwing both o. k no ' B
himself, from the sh '<£ d j and , erf . knn k .
The hanm ***gif«s StS that ther* was to
in* the carriage f t nar bSiSss
Ker for Mrs. j* en *";'* the p,^ before her coach
out of the carrlaje "A^aTunlnJured. She im
man could aid her. She Tf" v imbulance Bent
k'ori"wa7no««?. n^SJ Billn.'. -In-I He
waa captured fti»a beta. _._-———••*' - •■■
Men in Tzvo More Trades Break .
Agreements and Quit.
The upheaval in the building industry caused
by the shutdown 'in the yards of the Lumber
and Building Material Den'.er?" associations,
and the strike which caused' tbe shutdown
and the complete closing of all building j
operations, have brought about ■ ne\v de
parture among the various associations of
employers in the building trades. For the first
time in thei" history, so far as is known, they
have decided to issue a call for a mass meeting
Of representatives of al th<= asociations. to
take place some time this week at the Building
Trades Club, No. ll'2o Broadway, to take united
action in the present crisis. The present abnor
mal conditions in the building Industry threat
ened taey believe, if the strike fever is not
checked by some radical action on the part of
the employers to put a sudden tnd to the act
ivity in the built trade which marked the
beginning of this season and seemed likely to
last for several years.
The employers' associations in the building
trades are all affiliated with the Building Trades'
Association, which has its headquarters at the
Building Trades' Club. The coming mass meet
ing will be attended by representatives of the
following associations of employers, all affiliated
with the Building Trades' Association: United
Building Trades. Marble Industry Employers"
Association. Master Carpenters' Association.
Master League of Cement Workers. Electrical
Contractors' Association, Tile. Grate and Man
tel Association. Lighting Fixtures Associa
tion, Mason Builders' Association, New-York
Electrical Appliance Association, Iron League,
Employing Plasterers' Association. Hoisting As-
Fociation, Society of Architectural Iron Manu
facturers. Employers' Association of Roofers
and Sheet Metal Workers. Association of In
terior Decorators and Cabinet Makers and the
i Manufacturing Wood Workers' Association of
' Greater New- York.
Other organizations which will send repre
sentatives will include the Lumber Dealers' As
sociation and the Building Material Dealers' As
The associations represent a capital of JSOvV
000,000. and want to put an end to the cease
less strikes and other labor troubles which have
threatened to kill the entire building industry.
They say that unless matters are on a footing
which they have confidence in. it will be impos
sible to take building contracts.
The Master Carpenters' Association met yes
terday in the Building Trades Club and was
addressed by .1. Sherlock I>avis. of the Lumber
Dealers' AssdWatlon: " Mr. Davts talked to them
on the necessity of uniien action. He believed
that the building boom would last if the em
ployers were united, and urged the master car
penters to take similar action to that of the
Mason Builders" Association.
The Master Carpenters' Association will look
up its constitution and bylaws, and if they allow
of its taking the same action as the Mason
Builders' iation did in deciding to buy
from no non-association dealer while the shut
down lasts, such action will be taken.
A member of the Mason Builders' Association
ho was seen at the Building Trades Club said
that the wages of the one hundred thousand
s-killed men who were thrown idle, by the strikes
of the unskilled trades, which the Board of
Building Trades indorsed, averaged ?4 a day.
This means ?400.<>00 a day in wages lost during
the present trouble, to skilled mechanics, and
tMs money, he said, would never be recovered.
L. K. Prince, of Prince & Rinkel. iron manu
facturers, said that the strike of the Inside
Architectural Iron "Workers' Union for an in
crease of wages and union conditions, now
affected the entire city. About 5,000 were out.
"About eleven shops." he said, "refused
the demands and a strike followed. Then the
1 larger employers, who are in the Iron League.
| shut down to head off a strike, as they did not
I want to grant the demands. We are employing
i non-union men ourselves. We had a fight with
| the union some years ego and won."
The strike of the structural iron workers in
! sympathy with the portable hoisting engineers
spread over the city yesterday. A representa
tive of the American Bridge Company, which
made an agreement for a year. going into effect
on Mar 1. with the structural iron workers, one
provision of which was that there should be no
j sympathetic strikes, said:
'•This shows how little dependence can be
placed on an agreement with a union. ■ Th«
union will break it without compunction, a thing
the employers dare not do."
The Iron League will .neet to-day at the Hoff
man House. It is said that it Is its regular
meeting, but The question of the strike will
1-robably be discr.ssed.
It was stated i.y the labor committee of the
Lumber Dealers' Association yesterday that the
small dealers in the East Side had a conference
with the association, and decided to shut down.
This msde the shutdown complete, except in the
yards of the Yellow Pine Company and the four
° l \b r out"eU> a ve'n hundred members of the Broth
erhood of Carpenters struck yesterday in the
shops of the Employing Cabinet Makers and
Interior Decorators' Association. A committee
of the association caJled at yesterday's meeting
of the Board of Building Trades and complained
that the strike was in violation of an agree
ment The committee received no satisfaction.
"The Building Trades Bulletin" for this month
says that 263 buildings have been contracted
for in this city, most of which were started
after May 1. Their cost is estimated at §1..
161 050. and all these buildings will be involved
in the present shutdown and strikes in the
building trades.
Excavator* and Horseshoe™ Make
Trouble in Brooklyn.
There were more small riots on the part of
the striking Italian members of the Excavators
and Cellar Diggers' Union and of the striking
horseshoera in Brooklyn yesterday. Reserves
were sent to various storm centres with great
frequency all day.
The most serious use of \-iolence occurred at
rhe blacksmith shop of Alexander Adams, at
No 81 Srherm-rhorn-st. He has yielded to
every demand of the horseshoers" union except
< onilnnrd on Ifvmth P»"
Have vmi f-fT. the globe map on the windows of
the Rock Island System's uptown ticket office, cor
ner 36th St. : ana Fifth Avt.? 'Ti* worth lookin* at.
— Advt - '**- J
One Horse Shot — m Collision \
with Car.
Frlshtrneil bjf ■ POMIBi OinMol train and a
='ih«>«>qiie!it co'.iision with a Columbus-aye. enr at
N'inpty-pecond-st.. about Mx o'clock iMI evening.
the leaders of • coach and four, owned and driven
by George G. Haven, jr.. tha banker, of No. « East
F'fty-tiiiril-«t.. hrok'' loo?*- from th* wh-eler» and '
! aa^h»d east through Nin*ty-s-»cond-«»t. They
nwHad Caetral Park West at 'till speed, and cleared j
the four foot ftone wall bounding th» park. On
; the other -i.le of the wall there ts a fall of some ,
I six or eJeht feet, ar'l tn *:rikir«s the pround one of
I the horxes broke its ricrht foreles;. The Other
horse ran away In the park r.rwi was caught by a
nark policeman. The injured horse was shot by (
Policeman Horan of the West One-hundredth-st. j
After the collision the alMClera followed the
course taken lv the leaders, ar.d carri-d th- brak.
through Ninety-second-st. at a furious pace. An
| 'Eighth-aye. car was just crossing Nin«ty- 9 econd
st. at Central Park West, and the animals, seeming:
to fear ■ «=e.'n:vl collision, slowed down until when
th«-y finally stopped their noses were again«t the car
windows. Mr Haven and two 'ootmen w«re
thrown to. the street at Columbus-aye.. but were
uninjured, ihe other occupant of the coacM. Mrs.
F. G. Inpersoil. was carried in It to >ntral Park
West. Shu waa tiK.ro, isrhly frightened, ar.d had to
be assisted fi on Urn coach.
Th - police have only meagre details of the acci
clenl. rillii I Mil Horan merely reporting that he
had sho- a horse Injured In a runaway, with tne j
consent of the owner, Harold Bacon.
According to Urn pottec there was a Rr - ln a
freight car at Ninery-first-st. and the North River
about 3:30 o'clock J> roaj afternoon, and as sev
eral lines of hose were laid across Riverside Mfl
traffi. in the drive wai blocked £t that pont. It 13
said thai the coach was going south i:i Riverside •
Drive when it was stopped by the police lines, and
turn-d east in Ninety-second-st.
Henry Buch, a druggist at Ninety-second-st. and
Columbus-aye.. who says he <«aw the accident from
IHHlllllllll to . rid. tells the followins story:
As the brake approached olumbus-ave. an ele
vated express train on the Ninth-aye.' line pas?e<3
north, running rapidly. The leaders became
frightened and reared la the air. Th-n they came
down on all fours and started to rur. ahead, As
they cm— ed the ear tracks a northbound colum
bus-ave. car was just crossing Ninety-second-st.
The coachman pulled on tne reins and the
wheelers rtsponded. while the leaders reared in
the air a^ain. The motor-man broußht his car to
a stop just as he was between the two ,
pairs of horses. When the leaders regained
their feet they broke loose and dasheo. east
regained their feet for the second time they broke
the traces and dashed furiously through Ninety-
Becond-st. The 'wheelers' th«n took fright ami .
started to run also. They drew the coach against
the dashboard of the car, wrecking it and knocking
the front end of the car from the track. The coach
did not stop, but was carried on through >inet>- i
second-st. after the leaders. But the Jar of the col
lision had been sufficient to throw the coachman
and the two footmen from their s*ats. The woman,
who sat well forward in the coach was seen to
stand up and wring her hands, and I thought sn»
meant to jump. But she suddenly sat down anil
buried her face in her hands, as tf undecided which
fate to tempt-jumping from the coach or a possi
ble collision at Central Park West, hhe kept her
seat unUl the coach came to a -top. Jortunately (
lO bu'rdened by th* weight of the brake th- i
leaders had gained 150 feet on rh» wheelers when
they reached Central Park West. Although tne> ;
were runnms: side by side, the parted tracM had :
given them freedom. One of the kMM Memed
to cain on the other a trifle as th-y •^ r " 5 Cen- '
tra'" Park Wewt, and n» ran up on th- mi-waiK
without the sHgbtesi hesitancy, and "took IM
fence at a bound. The other animal wa« at nt"
flank? when he too went over. The first hnr*?
over semed to be trained in jumptng. for h» landed ,
stlfflv on th? 50ft earth and dash«d down a short
hil! to th» \Wst Dri% c. Th- other stumbled as
h- landed and fell forwardr breaking right foTf
lesr. Although the stone wall is only four _feflt
hiKh""i. the srre-t side, there is a d;op of from six
to eight feet on the park side. > ..
Meantime the wheel<«rs had been flashing ■ ia tne
wake of the leaders, an<J th- brake s-winirtng trim
Pide to side and seeming to be on th» verge of top
pling over. An!Kighth-ave. surface car was gotn|
rortn ar. 1 the 4eader« had dashed just in front or
it The motorman brought .his car to a stop ano
was looking toward the wall when som» one shout
ed to him to go ahead. Before h^ realized his
danger the coach ha<l come tr> a stop just at the
car. Th- wheelers had shi-d at' th» car. and.
bracing themselves, prevented a second collision.
Their hose* just touched the car.
A large crowd of people had fulowta tki tally
ho. They at once helped the woman r.q«er.zer to
alight. She waa thoroughly fright »ne<l. and was
placed on board a southbound Eighth-aye. car. one
of the footmen accompanying her.
Just when Poticeman Horan arrived on the scene
could not be learned last nipht. but his meagre re-
Dort of the matter is as follows: *
"May 11. Tour. 11 a. m. to 1 p. m. Snot a bay
hor=e "oisabled In runaway at Ninety-serond-«t. ana
Central P»Tk West. Owaer*a consent. Harold Ba-
L< The l:l sergeajit at the station said last night that
Horan would aske.l to explain why he did not
get more details of th? accident.
When f,^ n at his house, N<v « East Fiftv-third
«=t.. last nieht. Mr. Havens declined to go into de
tails regarding the accident. „
"It was not nearly so bad as has been statwl.
he said. "and nD one was Injured. Tr» 'wheelers
are now in my "table, and w-r- uninjured.
Five Hundred People Saw Driver's
Display of Xen'e.
Fiv- hundred people witnessed a display of
nerve at Sixth-aye. and Twenty-flrst-st. yester
day afternoon, when T.onis Camp, of No. 221
West Fourth-st.. a driver for T J. Denny, of
No. 24 University Place, deliberately drove a
runaway hors» into n lamp post, to avoid run
ning into a crowd of women and children.
Camp was driving the horse, which was at
tached to a light delivery wagon, north in
Sixth-aye.. when, &t Twentleth-st.. the animal
became frightened at an automobile, and ran
away. Sixth-aye. was crowded with shoppers
and there was a congestion at Twenty-flrst-st.
In a f°w seconds after the hors- started to run
nearly five hundred women and children were
thrown into a panic. Camp held the reins ts
tightly as he could, but the horse had the bits m
his teeth, and he could not control the animal.
He saw at a glance that if he passed Twenty
nrst-st.. there would surely be a collision As
h- n-ared that street he pulled with all his
strength on the right rein and succeeded in
steering the animal into the northeast corner
One of the wheels struck a lamp post and tne
wagon came to a sadden stop, throwing Camp
from his -eat. The horso was also thrown to
the ground. The lamp post was broken and
the wTgon was hadly damaged, but Camp had
avoided a more serious accident.
Change in Financial System Under Consid
May tL— Nicaragua ia contempiat-
c^ngTrrom tht-iKlr ZS. gold standard.
Ti. a .SS/Tat the change wiU b. ***
Ind it probably will require wv.nl y«ar» to .ff» t
fi r . Corea, the Ntcara^an Minister here, has
1 netted tc his government an exhaustive report
efSe Sna?eta system in the Vnitsd State* witn
rr v iew to Its introduction into Nicaragua, He will
confer with his home government th« last of tnl»
month and then go to Europe to continue hi. study
of financial matters.
Washington. May 11.-Th* N>w-York Central
Railroad. in an answer to the complaint of the In
dependent Coal Company, filed with tl« Intentat.
Commerce Commission <ia>. denies any oltuml
noui coal t. -hipped or mined fro Pittstotiand
Tonawanda to Fonda and GJ«ver«vill«. a. allege^
and denies the Al>gatlonn cf di».-rtmlr.ation against
the ,<,.mplainanta and unrt-Mona-blene*. of its rates
on anthracit*. ■_ '
■ N<-> KEEP TO : "WAIT
TV*ire t§ a train every hour by th« V«w Tor*
C*nt£*lr*ur«lj one tiv«n will «ult jr*u. = A«T% .
Carvalho Says Educated Person
Wrote Infernal Machine Warning.
From the General Postomc? yesterday carae
»hat may be a clew to Information regatdtas
the lender of th« mysterious letter «i wan»bj«
which led to th* discovery of the Infernal xsa
-nine on the T'mbria's pier Harry Lyona, a
stamp clerk at Window No. 11. on the Far**
Row side of the office, told of a wen dressed,
prosperous looking man who '-am« to hip w1»
ilow last Saturday morning, with a letter aJ
llrn—lll to "Commissioner Greene. Police Head
quarters. New- York City." This man dd not
bay a special delivery stamp, but wanted to
know if the two-cert stamp already on tb»
letter would be enough to carry it- In taking
the letter to weigh it. the clerk saw the ad
"T was on duty at window No. 11 last Sat
urday.' said Mr. Lyons, "from 9 a. in. to 6
p. m. Some time in the morning a w*;i dressed
man. king to me like a business man. handei
In a letter ani ask-d if the stamp on it wm
enough to carry it. I took the letter fei my hand
to weigh iv and in that way saw that tt was
addre«»»d to Commissioner Greene. Police Head
quarters. New-York. I don't think there was
any street a4Mr*M given. I said that a two
cent stamp would carry It. and haidcd the let
ter back. Probably I shouldn't have remem
bered anything about it. only It seemed a little
funny to me at the time t'.-.at a man who looked
liked this one should asl: that question, when
the letter was light. I can't describe the man
or hi* clothes. You know, we *c ■ hundreds of
men in a day here. I don't remember whether
the address was written with leaduencil or with
ink, and I'm not at ail sure that there was an
old issue stamp on the envelOD**."
The letter which -was sent to Police Head-
Tjarters bore a two-cent stamp of the old issue,
none of which have be»n srli from the PostoSce
for twelve week*. Inspector McClusky an
nounced this yesterday. Following out a line
of reasoning that the letter was evidently writ
ten and the envelope stamped at the writer's
home, with a stamp for some rime in his pos
session, and that when he purchased the spe
cial delivery he rrught hay» disp'.ayed the
letter in some way. a list of the stamp clerks on
duty last Saturday was obtained. Th* half
dozen were interrogated about any purchasers of
special delivery stamps on last Saturday, and.
while there were many sales, nothing definite
was learned until Mr. Lyons hade his statement
regarding the letter.
Previous to this. the only information con
cerning this mysterious letter at the detective
bureau was that the postmark showed it tad
been mailed at the General Postotßce. at 11
o'clock, and the opinion of David Carvaltio. ta»
handwriting SSBVOTt, that the writing indicated
that an Ar-.erican, well educated, had written
it. ar" ntly trying to disguis* his hand. This
new ♦'•formation entirely dissipates UM 3£&2 a
theory, and doesn't lend much weight to the
Fenian supposition. Ob the other hand. tber«
lm no motive apparent, and the police and the
Cunard line authorities can find none.
Robert Floyd, acting agent of the coaard
.Line, said yesterday that, under no circum
stsnre?. could th<» inf»raal machine have got
aboard tlsf Umbria.
"I want, to emphasize that point," h» said.
"It could not have b«*«-n taken on as cargo, l»e
cause every bit of our rgo BHBBI b» accom
panied by Invoices, and we will not accept any
thing from person* we '!on t kn"" Now. with
passengers' basrgage. its a little different.
Trunks and packages come down to our piers in
■ all kinds of ways, sometimes n wheelbarrow?,
i •B« you will readily see that l ■=> couldn't hoH
; up every expressman until h« .-hows us wher»
he comes from. So we take the baggage, and
put it on the pier. Not e«s piece. however,
could be taken on th* steamer until the passen
ge- came along • Xl his ticket and the baggage
was properly checked, addressed and labelled.
Every oOMf line takes the same precautions. ;
New. as to motive. I'm as much at sea as any
on* We're up against solid facts h-re. and I
pr pf.r to let th? police do the theorfztns. The
Mafia theory is absurd. The line has nothing M
d<- irh rhe Italians M a nation. As to tha
Fenians our relation* wirh the Irish are of the
most pleasant kin 1. We have had no trouble
with any iniilijia no labor t*mk\m of any
kind, and th»r» is no one who has cause r r
enmity against the line."
Commissioner 'Greene talked fre-Iy regarding
the attitu l« of the police department toward
th- dynamite case. While he would not tell th*
■ exact lines of work, he said that -v--ythtn*
possib'- was being don* to run down the per-_
sons who sent the infernal machine, and that'
the efforts would r^t stop until thos- persons
were caught. He characterized the act as a'
dastardly outrage and said tha? as much en-rgy
would b* used in solving this BUJSBUJ as tn a.
shockirs murder. -
He had called PlllHl r O»m F. Sever, c.
Columbia University, to examin* the machine.
Professor Sever found, he said, that the wbolo
mechanism was in perfe.r worMSMj order, but
that without the detonating caps the machine
was harmless. There was. th* risk of a fir*.
however. m
The Commissioner sent typewritten orders to
the captains throughout the city. 'r^fuctlnsj
them to have their patrolmen visit every placs
on their beats wher* box-»s wer* rr.a:iufactured^
A description of th* box whtch had <-ontatneoJ
the dynamite accompanied the order.
. There was considerable discussion as to what .
punishment could be inflicted o n th- person%
rho sent the machine. General Burnett. rnifO*"
States District Attorney, said that the ease
would not com- under his jurisdiction, as ar
matters of public ssifstj were in the purview clo
the State*. ITttlHi the dynamite had been aet«-J
ally shipped, the offenders would not come ond**.
th- federal Taws, and even then, he would hay« ■
to wait until a complaint was made. CommJo- .
sioner Greene was not worried about the pun-
ishment question.
"If we get the people." he aavi. "we'll go ti .
th* District Attorney for a law to fit the eao»
and I guess well get something applicable." . i
Inspector McClusky to) yesterday of th- .
work being done on the case, saying that "al i
the clews led out of town." Hughes, the de g
tective who went to Emporium to interview th» 1
Climax Powder Company, went on to Clevelan«
yesterday to see the makers of the "stand by*'
batteries. From the fact that th* two cell j
used Wen of a much Isrger size than those gen
erally used for similar purposes, and as thrf
had the date of sale stamped on them, the its™
spector felt confident that they cotxld b ,
traced. The brass button which formed par f
■I tb* merhanism ts also being traced.
Superintendent Murray of the Bureau of Cere,
bustibles said that there was no doubt as »1» 1
the dynamite, as he had suffered from a, heaii
ache for several hours from testing tt. He the
explained that after handling dynasnlt- tt
effect of the component parts— nitric acid,
phuric acid and glycerine— was to cause seret *
na* helped to make the Pennsylvania Railroad i -
jsrf*etM brain can devise. Its fast trains to tl ;?
wSt •*• -xnarreU of comfort aafl ■p«e& t -Ad.Ty f :

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