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TIME LIMIT NOT TO SAVE THEM. ' DJOURW lEyT W ILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO OUT LAW GAFFNEY. AND MURPHY CASES. - jj e aring or Xew Complaint— Jerome Defends Inquiry —Parsons Says Haxi'kes Was Betrayed for Being True to His Oath. vent the prosecution of Alderman Gaffney and J. J. Murphy being barred by ate of limitations, Justice Mayer, it was announced yesterday, might be called back *k C v Adirondacks to pass on a motion, or the prisoners might be rearrested on a new from «* A CaIC *etru-t Attomev Jerome gave out a statement defending his course in having the n l laird scandal! investigated by a magistrate. cent letter by Herbert Parsons "was made public, declaring that Dock Commis M wkes lost his leadership in the XXVth District because he held to a contract ° DCr t company of which George R. Manchester, secretary of the Republican County Committee, was an agent. VAY CALL MAYER BACK. ArrC in Dock Scandal Not To Be Outlawed by Belay. ...... M Mayer, of the Court of Spe- JUS<iCeJ "; before , horn various phases of t!al n^rßoard investigation are being heard, tfcf .< to be recalled from the Adirondack*, 1Sl!k I Yzs £Z for aVeek's vacation, in *?//,o hear a motion by the District Attorney ° Ln« «n the date of the adjourned hear 1W fwobn J. Murphy, under bail for- d ts/etanor for .ecu** 1— of piers c th ey were respectively an alderman and a T thf^ncfo; Saturday of Assistant Dis „£ Attorney Clarke, who was in on Friday & ,d Saturday. James A. Peering and Peter A. »•***. counsel for the accused, induced Jus tce Mayer to put over the hearing on the mo tto to dismiss until July 21 Assistant District Attorney Krote! was in charge of the case. The cJfenre charged in the warrant was committed July 10 1901 and the statute of limitations ray act as a bar to any further prosecution of pendants bnless it is decided before July 19 to hold them for trial UNPROFESFIONALISM CHARGED. ■•It 11 to be regretted." said Mr. Clarke yes i,rdav "that I was not able to be here on Sat m£'u* when Messrs. Deering and Hendrick Mama an adjournment of the hearing on the Ssal of the complaint till July 21. These emeu accused me of unprcfessionalism. That word has an unpleasant sound to a self respectins lawyer. In my absence they appar ently secured an advantage in time that may prove embarrassing to the prosecution. Probably the fact that Gaffney and Murphy have been «'har-ed with misdemeanor in connection with a transaction of July 19, *901, will prevent the statute of limitations from being effective in this case. On the other hand, where there is rack an evident determination of the defendants (a delay mattere. the postponement may- be ..— Ysfefl gdvsnrrrr of. ! rtrriM sertrre from Justice Baser at once advice as to just what his stay of Faicrday last comprehended. The delays asked for by counsel for the defendants begin to look rurpii-ious. It may be that we shall have to ar- , r»st tbe defendant* over again unless a motion is j made before Justice Mayer, who now is in the ! osr.trr. to move the date for the final hearing: j forward to before the 19th of this month." Mr. Clarke said that he was in telegraphic j communication with Justice Mayer, and ex- : K^ted that other warrants would be issued j fithin a few days. He said he expected that i thes# warrants would be Issued for city offi rir.i? on account of the lease of the Ninety- Mxth-st. pier The lease was granted on July 15. Wl. to the New-York Contracting and Trurk!n«r Company, of which it is alleged Alder- i rcan Gaffney and former Councilman J. J. Mur tby were members at the time It was granted. i THE MURPHY STATEMENT. "D3(j you read Mr. Murphy's statement?" Mr. Clark* was askr-d yesterday. "Ten," said the prosecutor, laughingly. "I r»sd it very carefully, but I failed to find in it j «nr information concerning Mr. Murphy's ; friend, the mysterious William I. Kidney, or that other much wanted witness, Mrs. Essie Irene Gaffr.ey, treasurer of the New-York Con- ! tracting and Trucking Company. Mr. Murphy a^o Balled to clear up some rather beclouded features connected with filling In contracts by *!* friend ogham. Perhaps in a subse- I Went statement he will give us the desired light on these points." JEROME REPLIES TO COUNSEL. District Attorney Jerome yesterday made for mal answer to the complaints of Mr. Murphy •«« his counsel about the alleged Irregularity n«i /^Propriety of the present investigation Into * Dock Board and Aqueduct Commission. He ■■« out the following statement: ttot&MMn! 55*25! made charges against both Preses? B »L£ ? ck , Comtr.iKssor.crs and three of the ** tn« uK, ct Commissioners. If the charges <-Jtv to fi e^J? ay Involve criminality. It was my isittet a. » re whfhcr a crime had been com niln» l?l ?g roc *<Jnre. I couM conduct such in ' ' -r-at'on kZ '" lhe P ran< l Jury or upon an to r£Js? T f; > magistrate. It was not pos th!s - ~jbt? v * for *; the regular grand Jury of !c so rrVat oecauFP the volume of routine work MoreoV£ at ™*} il h a« not time for anything else. f «a*jSo?3 inveatigattonß. which involve the t!"7(aaSiL numerous witnesses at any time «W*MiS \>Z3; <i W!th , a BU *>P«na, and which of Y^z cf xund over a longer period than a single a art, cannot be carried on satisfactorily !*«W*rc?o£, jury. It bel ?& lawful to Proceed two ways. I ohos* the way most c i>r »J orlr.lor.. to get at the full truth in the *}* tS&FZffyJjiZt a In these lr.forma «ou ; r^% r . f In these lnforma *** WovmJ h * E "- b P«nas issued and served. The r*s4 * T ?. th J"J nan ** mentioned In sub h»t b^ jn%;£ r ocedure In these investigations f* h«5 a ce-f.^ y use In th !s county for upward **»•-• -JSL* ttent! T «» cal '^ to it bow £*>!* irv c v^ T Portance of the cases and the ?*• * rohi'itinn - procedure Is Improper, the J?»«r. Any K.^'JL an = entirely satisfactory «cnty J"; '* °* th» Supreme Court in tMs S?Me S? " c such writ, and should the court ""-♦ PU tf U^ t0 b " ll^al it can rroxiata sl^? ,"■ If the procedure pursued is •ft to rP^o_ ? w ' f-n^ja my opinion it is l *?i «Jeu"?e-! Tn m J <' 1 l/ >u!d not select the course ■ y judgment to get a? r f :h* r*r»n^. ■• not be agreeable to aonM -t whom the charge, ?^:r:? .?," -iifJff I or *?? assistants are l n bwh irv/sTIJ • ,7; nl l of depositions The facts fe kr.o* n "t P thi ru S bte V t BfsB f 5 " a «»>«Merabie time Vfw p *f*r6. ar JIJ I •>., and repeatedly printed ln rr ., w ! x what uaß long since r.rinted. -RS MAY BE HEARD . c. • m of pom r to enter- A«l»«du« rommlssloners to accept, if i under : ''-on to me ccrrectlv h<« at Ul sm third »ac«^ Tomorrow, W. 7.. t en, P er.t.r.. NEW- YORK. TUESDAY. JULY 14. 1903. -FOURTEEN PAGES.-^T»?RiaS-.«-. HAWKES TRUE TO DUTY. Parsons Declared Leader Was Be trayed by Manchester. Many surprising things are being dragged into the light by the exposure of the queer do ings of the old Dock Board. One of the most surprising of all is the alleged fact that Dock Commissioner Hawkes lost the leadership of the Republican organization in the XXVth As sembly District last December because of his refusal to accept a short weight consignment of cement for the city from the Eureka Cement Company, of which George R. Manchester, secretary of the Republican County Committee, is an agent. Herbert Parsons, of the firm of Parsons, Closson & Mcllvaine, some time after the election of the executive committeeman for the district, wrote a letter giving the inside his tory of that affair, and the letter was made pub lic yesterday for the first time. Not only was the cement not purchased by Commissioner Hawkes. as asserted by Charles F. Murphy, the Tammany leader, but, according to Mr. Parsons, it was this very cement deal and the refusal of Mr. Hawkes to accept the cement that led to his defeat as leader. MR. PARSONS TOLD THE STORY. The letter of Mr. Parsons was In part as fol lows: Never have i heard of a more disgraceful and dis honorable proceeding in politics than the failure of the majority of the delegates from the XXVth Assembly District to name Mr. Hawkes for execu tive member. Henry Birrell. the newly, selected leader, has always been anxious to be leader. He never has been a leader, because he had so many enemies In the district who had put their trust in him at times and found him untrustworthy. He has some good points. He represents, however. nothing but the patronage side of politics, and while he has not In the past been so bad a? some, he has a demoralizing influence. He and Manches ter were the only people who wanted the position. Those who should have assumed It were not in a position to. and begged Hawkes to take It again, because he could carry It on again with less •work. . . . We understood that everybody on the. ticket was to vote for Hawkes. but it was con sidered that Weekes. Wlnthrop and myself, to gether with Mr. Hawkes, represented the out and out Hawkes side. The occasion when that ticket was finally agreed upon was in in -»ffic- fio«vntown ■>:■•■ morning. Wlnthrop anl I were present, and Weekes came in with Birrell. Weekes had the list, laid it down on the table, saying at the same time that they had agreed on that list, and that every man on that list would vote for Hawkes for leader. Bir rell nodded his head in assent. Subsequently Hawkes came in and we repeated to him what had occurred. We then dispersed. Subsequent to that a circular vrs sent to every enrolled Republi can in the district, which circular set forth in black tyne the names of the candidates for the County "Committee, asked the voter to vote the ticket with these names on, and paid that that ticket meant "the retention of McDoueall Hawkes. the present leader of the district." That circular ■was signed by Weekes. Manchester, Winthrop. Hawkes and myself, a majority of the committee. It virtually was the selection of Hawkes. and. had there been no other naming, might have sufficed us a selection. Birrell either signed that paper or one similar in effect, or telephoned to pome one to put his name upon it. His name was upon It, and he knew It. CALLED ACTION DISHONORABLE. Without any notice, and avoiding a meeting of which notice was given, Weekes. Birrell and Man chester and two others decided to vote against Hawkes If anything could- be more dishonorable I do not know it. It is the kind of politics that we thought we were fighting. Apparently it was on our side. I have myself told "U cokes that I thought It was the most outrageous piece of busi ness and the most dastardly thing I have ever heard of. and that words ; failed me to sufficiently characterize it. >'-,•' -".■ -•';•': • In this connection 1 wish to say that undoubted ly one reason why this trick was played was be cause Hawkes has lived up to his oath as Dock Commissioner, and has not allowed bis position as leader to interfere with a proper performance of his official duties. The records of the Dock De partment will show that a cement company. in which one of the traitors Is said to be inter ested, had in a legitimate way a contract with the Dock Department for 200 000 pounds of cement and that Its dpliverv was 35.000 pounds short. 18 per cent of the whSU and that Hawkes held it to Its contract and allowed himself not to be swayed In the least. MANCHESTER MAKES A STATEMENT. The statement of Commissioner Hawkes with reference to the rejection of the Eureka cement prompted the following statement from George R. Manchester, secretary of the Republican County Committee: On May 11 1902, the Department of pocks and Ferries Issued treasury order No. 21,697 to the Eureka Cement Company for 500 barrels of cement, and insisted on immediate delivery. On October 22 five months and ten days later, when the Eureka Cement Company demanded payment for the cement delivered on May 15 It received a n com munication from the Dock Department that the cement was ninety-two barrels short, and request- Ing th»t the order be closed out by making delivery of ninety-two barrels as soon as possible. The cement company replied as foltows: . "Referring to your order. No. 21.697. of May 12. 1902 and your communication of the _2d Inst ..de- Fire' to withdraw the proposition and desire to take cement at the Fifty-seventh-st. yard that Is now This Is a letter received from th« Department of Dock" and Ferries by the Eureka Cement Com- P *^Recelved order to remove said cement, but on presenting th» Fame at the yard only in the neigh borhood of 400 barrels were delivered, the balance beintr retained as per communication of Dock De partment to cover the actual «P«"iei. the cit> had b«en put to for ptorace-namely. J52 . 44 Company On November 25 the Eureka Cement Company sent a cberk to the Dock r>e Pf/ tln t nt / or ft !f t : L11- a t^' not until of its cement. In "able to. o* 4 **" x *% balance of its cement. In the opinion of the cement company the charge made by the Dock De partment was exorbitant, but that there might he no controversy it was settled in full In ad dition to being without our cement for nearly six month" we were also out J32 44. The Kureka com nanv bid for this contract without mv knowledge aw secretary The market price of cement in May. fnni wn« rUr barrel, and our company bid fi «A hoinc anxious to ret the contract. In Tun" m ? tr« DoS Department advertise fo- 10000 hnrrH« of cement, and the contract was M for SI 9*. which was at that time lower than the actual market price. CHICAGO WHEAT BULLS TN A PANIC. Millions of Bushels of Grain Thrown Over- Corn Also Breaks. [TIT TEf.FC.KAPn TO THX THIR'-Sr.) < hlcago July Wheat bulls on the Board or Trade were thrown into a panic to-day. Millions of bushel* of Brain, bought on "■ late advance, wont overboard (n the stampede.. From SO cents at the best point of the morning, the September wheat price broke 76% to 77 cents at the close Ugly Wall Street rumors came thick and fast to a lot of big houses at the opening Whon they began to liauidate. the lines of scalpers -rent like cob houses before a cyclone. nthPr rn-irk^ts The bearish reeling spread to other ««»« "^ Band bogs lor tte <U*. KNEW HIS ASSAILANT, ROXBURY'S CRY OF FEAR. Bludgeon Which Gave Him Fatal Wound Found. In the Roxbury murder mystery there were two important developments yesterday. One was the finding of the club, an ugly, blood stained bludgeon, with which the man was mur dered; the other was the probability, brought out by the contradictions of witnesses in the preliminary examination held by Joseph I. Berry, the coroner, that the victim recognized his assailant as the fatal blow was descending, and that the assault was Incited by a desire for vengeance. Miss Lillian Thomasch, the hair dresser, who was Roxbury's companion on the night of the murder, was the principal witness. She contradicted stories she had previously told to the police and stories told by other wit nesses. While the funeral of Roxbury was being held at the Tremont Methodist Church last night. In spector Titus, in command of The Bronx, was exhibiting the bloodstained club with which the assailant struck down his victim. Short and stout, this club looks like the handle of a pick axe or similar instrument. It is round, and about 15 Inches long. Found by William Meyer, a thirteen-year-old boy, of Xo. 1,645 Mott-Jive., on Saturday morning, as he was playing at One hundred-and-sixty-flfth-st. and River-aye., and thrown away by him, this club, which the police consider an important clew, fell into their hands because the boy's parents heard him speak about finding It, and connected it with the murder mystery. One end, where It had been sawed off. was Irregular, and could be easily fitted to the rest of the club, if found. On the stand yesterday Miss Thomasch said that either Roxbury or his assailant said some thing In the struggle, of which the only word she caught was "You ." which she took as a warning to run. Yet on the night of the murder she told Albert Schultz, one of the men to whom she applied for help, he testified yesterday, that as Mr. Roxbury was leaning against the fence, she standing in front of him, a man rushed up behind her, and as he rained blows on the head of the tea taster, shouted "Now, you ." evi dently a menace to his victim, while Roxbury groaned "O my God!" This exclamation would tend to confirm the belief that Bojcbury knew tho assailant and felt that retribution was at hand. LOOKING F»)R AX EX-CONVICT. Detectives -uere scouring the neighborhood yesterday in search of a tall, thin man. wearing a slouch hat, which was the description given by Miss Thomasch of the assailant. • Sassermanii. a conductor oZ a One-hundred-and sixty-first-st. car, remembered a man answering that description, who boarded his car at Jerome ave.. taking a transfer to ICorris-ave. This man had a badly damaged right eye. and his face be low the eye was cut and bleeding. At once de tectives out with this conductor, but late last night no trace of tie man had been found. The authorities, however, believe that he was the murderer, and that they will ftmi him soon. This man was supposed to be an ex-convict, who had been hanging around that vicinity. In this connection. Inspector Titus points out tint of the woman's garments found under t 1 orn'.ave. br* ' " mooting, eiups>r»r#H to have belonged to the murderer's companion, the chemise was exactly like those v.om in the workhouses and prisons, and that it was possible the woman, too, had sorved time. Six detectives from Mulberry-st. were detailed on the case by Inspector McClu&ky yesterday, in addition to the precinct detectives and Inspec tor Titus, who has taken personal charge of the work. Among them are Detectives McCafferty, McAuley and Arthur Carey. Of all the work done yesterday, however, per haps the most valuable, hs tending to show a motive for the murder, was that at the pre liminary examination of the witnesses. Here was brought out the fact that Roxbury evi dently recognized the man who assaulted hhn, and. in addition, the coroner made it known that he had the names of four women with whom the murdered man had had more or less friendly relations. That his mother, Mrs. (Jib son, knew of one of those women was also shown; in fact, through her, indirectly, the coroner got this name. While not inclined to speculate on this phase of the case yesterday, the authorities admitted that it opened up end less vistas of feminine Jealousy, Intrigue and perhaps revenge. At 10 a. m. the hearing began. Bliss Thomasch. dressed in a plain black suit, black hat and heavy black veil, which offered a strong contrast to her red-yellow hair, was on hand, accompanied by her mother. From that time until 7 o'clock she was under examination at intervals, and when she went away a sum mons was served on her to go before Assistant District Attorney Garvan. at. the Criminal Courts Building, at 10 a. m. to-day. She is under police surveillance. The examination was conducted secretly. Frederick Kernochan represented the District Attorney's office. Besides Miss Tomasch. there were many conductors and motormen, Messrs. Schultz and Yatt-s. the men to whom she applied for help, and men and boys who testified about the mysterious couple seen behind Roxbury and his companion. MET ROXBI'RY BY APPOINTMENT. After the proceedings the Coroner made a statement. The assault occurred in River-aye., near One-hundred-and-sixty-slxth-st.. be said, according to the stories of the witnesses. The murderer evidently lurked on the bank at the Bide of the road, and after the assault had crossed lots through One-hundred-and-sixty flfth-st. to Girard-ave., then back to River-aye.. for at about 8:40 p. m. he was seen by some boys who had been swimming at Cromwell's Creek. As to the couple mentioned by Miss Thomasch, they were evidently a pair who had been in Schumacher's saloon at River-aye. and One-hundred-nnd-sixty-first-st.. for the descrip tions apparently coincided. This couple fre quently drank there. According to Mi?s Tomasch's story, she has known Roxbury for eleven years, since she was Introduced to him by a friend when they lived In Thirty-fourth-st. She never knew his fam ily, had met him frequently on the streets, and a few nights before last Friday they met and he told her '(hat on Friday night he would dine with his mother downtown, and would meet her at the Forty-second-st. station of the Ninth-aye. elevated road. No positive engage ment whs made, but she went downtown to visit her cousin, at Forty-seventh-st. and Xinth ave. that night. It was late when she reached there, so she decided to go home. She went to the Ninth-aye, road at Forty-second-st . letting rain pass because It was crowded. Before the next arrived Roxbury met her. and they went uptown together. They chanced oars at One-hundred-and-thirty ftfth-BU, theme went to One-hundred-and-fifty- Bfth-st and walked across Maromb's I>am and down the steps at One-hundred-and .ixty-nrst-st. toward Tbir«-«>ve Miss Thomasch said she was unacquainted with that portion cf The Bronx, but Coroner Berry thought she walked along Glrard-ave to One-hundred-and- Continued on SUf— *&■««. "JOHN DOE' 1 SUBPOENAS. Financial Men Said To Be Called for Washington Investigation. There was much speculation in the Postoffic* yesterday over the sudden return to the city of half a dozen postal inspectors. Inspectors Little and Oldfleld reached here late on Satur day evening from Washington, and called at the headquarters of the postoffice inspectors in j the Federal Building yesterday for their mall and then departed. It is thought that they spent the greater part of the day in Brooklyn, i woiklng on that end of the investigation. Inspector Mayer, of Chicago, who figured in the investigations that brought about the down fall of several Washington officials, arrived here yesterday. Inspectors Sutton and Noyle, who also hail from Western divisions, reached the city some time Sunday, and it is known that they, with several other inspectors, were busy about the city during the day. It is said that, In company with deputy United States marshals, some of the postal in spectors served a number of subpoenas yester day on officials of trust companies and banks, requiring them to produce the books of their concern before a "John Doe" investigation scheduled to be held within a few days in Washington. The nature of the investigation could not be ascertained, and the names of those served were guarded with great secrecy. It is known, however, that the suDpcenas were served, and that, according to the papers. "John Doe" was named as the individual about whom the inquiries are to be made. It is evident from the character and business of those on whom the summons were served that the government proposes to examine into the nature of certain monetary transactions that are evidently being traced through checks or drafts. It is said that two of the inspectors called at the Clearing House and there made inquiries about the course drafts and checks sent to New-York for payment would take. At the Clearing House it was said by the clerks that they did not know of any inspectors calling, but that inquiries relating to the treatment of commercial paper in New-York by local banks was so common as to pass practically unnoticed. As far as could be learned, none of the in spectors were at any of the branch postoffioes nor at the General Postofflce. It was generally thought the investigation, as far as the New- York office was concerned, had ended, and sev eral weeks have elapsed since any of them have made, as far as Is known, this city the scene of their labors. Rumors have been circulated from time to time that the Postmaster Genera] and others were about to resume the investigation of the New- York office that was suddenly stopped about the time indictments were found against Congressman Driggs ami George F. Miller, in Brooklyn, for alleged complicity in connection with the purchase by the govern ment of the 260 automatic cashiers from the Brant-Dent company, of Watertown, Wis. Each time the rumors set a date for the re sumption of the Investigation here, but the in spectors failed to appear. Yet yesterday, on the announcement from Washington that the Post master General had gone on his vacation, came the inspectors from the west, evidently here to resume where they left off. It is said that the inspectors are now looking up the various con tracts made by the department for postal sup plies. Several millions of dollars are paid out 1 ;-.riv annually to persons who re furnishing : the department with all manner of supplies for the various postofßces through the country. Not alone are the contractors themselves be ing looked up, but their entire connections as well. In many instances, it la said, certain per sons have put in bids for supplies for a line of goods that they were not themselves interested In. sub-letting that portion of the contract. It is also said that there are contractors who are not Interested in or connected directly or in directly with the class w£ goods they are sup plying, but have them made up at factories throughout the country, assembled at one point and forwarded to the government. Just what connection these contractors may have, if any. with postal officials, and the causes that Induced them to bid for contracts in lines that they were not even acquainted with it. is to be carefully looked into. Another thing that Is said to puzzle the inspectors is how these suc cessful contractors succeeded in underbidding others engaged in those particular lines of trade. It will take, however, according to those in a position to know, a number of months before these contracts can be carefully investigated, and it is not likely, therefore, that anything will come out of it. or. at least, anything that will be made public, before fall. Postmaster Van Cott was not at the Postoffice yesterday, being confined to his home by a slight attack of indigestion. His illness pre vented the list of promotions as arranged by him from being forwarded to Washington. It was rumored* yesterday that the Investiga tion might have some relation to the transfer of the deposits of the local postoffice from the Chase National Bank to the Seventh National Bank, when Perry S. Heath and Fletcher S. Heath were directors, and the former was First Assistant Postmaster General. This could rot be definitely learned last night. P. 0. SCANDAL TO BE PHOBED FURTHER Brooklyn Federal Grand Jury Sworn In — Inspectors Present. The July Federal Gram! Jury in Brooklyn was Hworn in and charged by Judge Thomas yesterday. Although District Attorney William J. Youagssald that the car.es being brought before the jury wore Jail cases, it Is well understood that the postoffl-e scandals will be probed still further. Among those present yesterday afternoon wer» Inspectors Little and Oldfield and George W. Strawn, who * T as an agent for the Brandt-Dent Cash Register Company. It was said that further investigation was to be mad" into the conduct of George F. Miller, formerly an agent for the com pany, who is already under Indictment Kx-Con- Kressman Edmun4 H. DrigK*. under indictment for receiving money for acting as ;>n agent for th« rash rt-sister company, was in th" District At torney's office yesterday, hut he would not tell the reasons for his being there. The old rumor that the. case of <3eor=» \\ Bfavnr? was to h*- taken up was freely circulated, but District Attorney Youngs would not admit It. HEDGES AND HASTEN EXAMINED. Mr. Payne Has No Further Postal Develop ments to Announce. Washington. July 13.— Postmaster General Payne had no developments in the postal Investigation to announce to-day. Charles Hedges, superin tendent of city free delivery service, against whom charges have been made which are under investiga tion, had an interview with the Postmaster Gen eral, but Mr. Payne said that there was no change in the case of Mr. Hedges. Mr. Bristow had a long conference with Mr. Payne regarding the progress of the Investigation. .John M. Masten. assistant superintendent of the railway mail service, was ex amined by the Inspectors hi the private office of Mr. Bristow. Later 'he statement was made that the inspectors wanted information about certain matters, that occurred while Mr. Hasten was Act ing First Assistant Postmaster General several years ago. At that .ime Mr. Mast en approved the contract with a Binghamton company for .time clocks, and had occasion to pass on other Im portant matters. VACCINATED TWENTY-FOTIB TIMES. [BY TELEi-.HArH TO THE TSORTXC] Philadelphia. July 13. -John E. Stanton. a young and prosperous druggist. <ileU on Saturday from smallpox. Ha had been married only two weeks. At his trusj store Stanton sold thousands of vac cine points to physician*. He. himself, had never had a successful vaccination. Within the last ytar he had point* used on his arm twenty-four times and even had report to a hypodermic injection of the virus, but without effect. He considered blm seif immune from smallpox. THE POPE STEADILY SINKING. GREAT WEAKNESS AND SOME MENTAL COXFUSIOX MARK THE FINAL HOURS OF LIFE. The Pontiff Falls Into State of Partial Coma — Hypodermic Injections of Salt Water Given — Hallucinations Excite the Patient. Although the bulletin issued by the Pope's physicians last evening said that there was no immediate danger of death, this morning's dispatches indicated that only a few boors of life remained to the Pontiff. Increased depression, restlessness, a state of partial coma and a clouded mind were among the symptoms manifested in the course of the night. All the Pope's realtivrs were summoned to the Vatican. POPE MORE QUERULOUS. Objection Made to Modern Methods of the Doctors. (Special to The New-York Tribune by French C»b!«.) • <"V>pyrißht-. 1903: By The Tribune Association.) Rome. July 13.— As the Pope grows weaker he becomes more impatient with what he calls new-fangled ways. When the doctors insisted on the necessity of a hypodermic injection of salted, sterilized water, he exclaimed impa tiently. "I am ninety-three years old. and can not be bothered with modern medical cures. In my time all this did not exist." It required much persuasion to Induce him to submit to the treatment. After a few days of comparative rest the Vati can is active again to-night, as the Pontiffs •>on is considered by some as to be so grave ih;:t they think he will not live through the nisjht. while, the doctors, on the contrary, say thej have no immediate apprehensions. RE LA TIVES A T VA TIC. iN. Summons Sent at Midnight — Unconseioumes* Sets In. London. July 14.— A dispatch, from, Rome at midnight saiii that the Pope was rapidly slnk ine, and that all his relatives had been sum moned. The dispatch add?d 'hat the Pontiff was unconscious. XERVES GIVIXG WAY. Pope Unable to Bear the Pressure of Bedclothes. Paris. July 14.— The Rome correspondent of th^ "Eclair" telegraphs that when the Pope was not in a somnolent condition yesterday he suffer'?' from urrvoan eo»,t*ajctlon in all his limbs, and was unable to bear the contact of the beidothps. which consequently had to be supported by wooden hoops. WORN OUT BY MANY VISITS. Sixty-Seven Persons Received by the Pontiff in the Last Two Days. Paris. July 14.— Aceordin*- to a di.-i>af-h from Rome the Pope's strength was heavily taxed and his sufferings increased by the number of visitors, altogether sixty-seven persons, whom he received in the last two days. Eighteen cardinals, fifteen relatives and a number of hierh Papal officials imposed their visits on him. and as the Pope wished to say a few words to each the fatigue caused a relapse. THE SUCCESSORS OF LEO XIII. Predictions of St. Malachy, Who Died in 1148 — Integrations of His Prophecies. .According to a number of writers on th*» lives of the saints of the Roman Catholic Church. St. Malachy, who was born in Armagh. Ireland, in 1004. and died on November 2, 114 S. and who was Primate of Ireland, wrote many won drous predictions as to what pre-eminent traits would distinguish the Popes from the time of Celestine II to the end of the world. About thirty years ago one of these writers sai.l that the prophecies were to the effect that the suc cessors of Pius IX would number only eleven, and that St. Malachy styled the immediate suc cessor of Pius IX lumen de celo (light from heaven). Concerning ihe successor of Leo XIII. the saint wrote of him as ignis ardens (burnin? fire). The most marked characteristic of the nature of the Popes, or the principal event in the reign of the Popes, from the time of the successor of I,*o XIII would be, according to the saint, as follows: No I relieio depopulata, religion depopulated; Xo 2 fides lntreplda, intrepid faith; No. 3. pastor angelicus. the angelic pastor; No. 4. pastor et nauta pastor and sailor: No. o. Flos florum. flower of flowprs- No. 6. de medletate lunae. from the half of the moon- No. 7, de labor© soils, from the labor of the sun or eclipse of the sun; No. 8. gloria olea*. Klory of olive, and No. 9. Petrus Romanua, Peter of Rome. It is said that St. Malachy did not say that the last Pope would be a distinct person from the preceding one whom he styled glory of olive, but wrote: During the last persecution of the Church Peter IT D a Roman shall reign. He shall feed the flock in man y Tribulations, at the end of which the City of the Seven Hills (Rome) will be destroyed and the awful Judge shall Judge his people. In 1573 the author of a book called The Christian Trumpet." who wrote under the name Pellegrino. said about the predictions of the saint: According to St Malachy. then, only ten. or. at most eleven Popes remain to bo in future more or £« l/cltimately elected. We -ay more or less iSumatllr elected, because out of those future pf'i. it T^ to be feared that one or two will be un £w7ull" elected as anti-popes. It is suspected that the on/ designated Ignis ardens --r>urn:ng fire— i« the nr«t anti-pope, who will be unlawfully elect ed in opposition to the lumen de relo-llght from heaven Moreover, we should take notice that at ' Mal'achv. immediately after mentioning burning fire speaks of the depopulation of religion which seems a consequence of It. This same writer says: According to the predictions of Holihauser who was born In Longenau. near Augsburg. In ISI3. and -ho aila at Blngen. near Mayence. on May 2). ICSS. rtiere will bT another anti-pope contemporaneous mere .„ rhrist It ls supposed that this last ?nt?no D e will be that mentioned by St. Malachy snd>r the designation of de mediate iun«. from the half of the moon. WBBTCOTT BXPRBM- PRICK THREE TEXTS. MIXD BEGIXS TO FAIL. Pontiff" Awoke* Confused from a Restless Sleep. name. July it. -«:.'M> m. m.-Dr. Lappont ha« uncceedrd In reanimating; the Tope wit* «tlinulant». lie also care him as little nonr. l»lirarnt. Th* patient* breatnlns <• acmtai (litiiciilt. He nnym that he fecit very tired. 2:l» a. m.— The Pope called out several times In his ulrop and then awoke, afewwtaa; Risrns of great depression and -frith his Idea* ■omewhat confused. ISiSO a. m — Shortly after midnight the Pon tiff fell Into a state of unconsciousness— half! ■leep, half coma. He in very reatleaa. Th» heat of the body U hl K h for the patient's organism and appears to be feverish. The Pontiff has suffered another relaps?. and] he lies this morning in a more critical condition than at any time since the middle of last week. The semi-comatose condition into which he fell at midnight and the confused state of hi? here tofore lucid mind on his awakening at an early hour this morning, accompanied by still greater depression than in the previous day, are regard j ed as symptoms of the gravest nature and a3 pointing to an imminent dissolution. In the early evening medical opinion wa^ss pessimistic, and Dr. Mazzoni thought tire end was not within sight. He expressed the belief that unles3 the disease took an unexpected turn there was no reason to apprehend death for two or three days. This statement, however, did not relleva tha anxiety of those who know what powerful stim ulants are being constantly administered. Soma attribute the Pontiff's extreme weakness to night to the excessive mental and physical ef forts undertaken yesterday, such as receiving visitors and hearing mass. STRENGTH FAILS RAPIDLY. Never before has the. patient's weakness in creased so rapidly as it did yesterday. For the first time since hi? nines* the Pontiff asked to have the shatters almost closed, as the light ■ --; ,---.■_ •.-:.«. ~ -. >.»i--> ••=■—■ -.»;■-•-■>■;.-.. -.■-.■ ..'.. hurt his eyes, and at the same time, contrary - ' ' ' ' ■ ■ '- * - ' ~*VMSW**9^Nf BII 'BKS^>?" l *'WfiiKflßW' | B9aA^pd| : to his custom, he begged to be left a3 •,ui?t as possible. Another noteworthy symptom of his weak^n : ing condition was the docility with which he took medicine ami nourishment. Previously, in | deed during his whole life. Pope Leo ha 3 op : posed the prescriptions of doctors or anything ' which had the aspect of being forced upon him. His feeling of fatigue and indifference was In- terpreted as s sign that his vitality was fast diminishing. Late last evening nine cardinals. including Satolll and Martinelli. wars admitted to the sickroom, but the Pope could not even speak to them, merely giving them his h.indl to kiss. Dr. Rossoni was reported to have said in an In terview yesterday: The Pope's pulse reaches ninety pulsations and over Just calculate how many times It his pu:?arM in ninety-three years, and you un derstaad that in his present condition all his organs and the pulse must end by getting so tired that they will stop forever. At the American Embassy It was sta"=i that, no request, official or otherwise, had been re cctved up to yesterday for information regard ing the Pope's condition. King Edward has in* strueted the British Ambassador, Sir Francis) Bertie, to telegraph twice daily the state of His Holiness. The • -Tribuna" last night printed a statement that the Pope's real ailment was cancor of tho> liver. Dr. Mazzonl characterizes the statement as a stupid falsehood, without an atom of foun* datton. Rome. July — The following bulletin was) j issued by the physicians at 8:45 p. m.: I The depression In the Pope's strength per sists. The frequency of respiration is slightly augmented. Respiration. .".«>. Pulse. 92. weak. i Temperature. 37 Centigrade. General condition • always grave. No immediate danger. ' itOSSONI. T..APPONT. MAZZOM. Hypodermic injections of salt and water were administered to the Pontiff In the cours* ; of the evening. . Contrary to the arrangement made for a ! daily reception of three cardinals, none were* permitted to enter the sick chamber to-day, and the Pontiff was not allowed to leave his bed. The Pope's condition took a turn slightly for the worse early this morning, but there was no apprehension of an Immediate climax. Last night was rather a sleepless one. particularly In the early morning hours. The official bulle ! tin issued at 9:15 a. m. was as follows: ■ Up to midnight the Pontiff remained tran i null but afterward be experienced agitated mi i tervals A physical examination of the thorax i shows no change since the day before y«rer t div The action of the kidneys continues *li«;ht. I and" the general condition of Hi« Holiness « somewhat depressed. His^toata S2. resplra i tion 33 and temperature 3h Centl *J3J^ ONI MAZZOXI. It was learned soon after the Issuance of th« bulletin that the depression mentioned !n it was) marked and it continued to manifest Itself through the forenoon, at one time Sanmina? an • alarming aspect. This was when th. Pop* seemed to 10-e his grasp on his surrounding*. For the first time since his illness began there was a momentary hallucination, the patient be lieving that he saw a vision. The Pope ex plained afterward that he thought he saw an undefined shadow moving about the room and slowly* approaching his bed. whereupon the Pon tiff became agitated and called for hla va***,