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Y ot ~ LXIV N° 21 .177. HIDE READY FOR FIGHT. HIS SIDE CONFIDENT. i.-' < 'Jf Alexander Loses He May Form Another Company: When the directors of the Equitable Life As curance Society meet this noon to elect officers the real test of strength will corn" in the war ihich is being -waged between James H. Hyde. vice-president of ihe company, and James W. Alexander, its president, supported by most of the • organization." While Mr. Hyde would say rcthing yesterday, his friends made the most positive statements that he would win easily, end would be able to dictate Just what terms he p!cr.sc-d to his vanquished foes. These terms, it trss predicted, would be merciful, too, save as to tfce leaders of the revolt, who, naturally. would lave to suffer for a base personal attack on JJr. Hyd<?." James W. Alexander, president of the com pany. serenely went on preparing for the meeting to-i2=y. in which he is determined to force to an Js?ue the question of • mutualizing 1 the Xquitab!e. with the possible deposition of Mr. Hyde from office. Of his own plans he 'would r.ot fp^ak. but be issued a statement declaring that he was acting solely for the best interests < .' the Equitable and its policy holders and stock holders. The best minds in the insurance world decried the "or.*- man power" in a company of ite vast assets of the Equitable, he said, and fee tras determined that this grave question fhould be referred to the policy holders— those vitally concerned. For himself, he sought no personal control and had no personal ambition. A PRELIMINARY "SKIRMISH.' The battle to-day. It is believed, will be in reality only a preliminary skirmish. The elec tion of nfficers. adjourned from the meeting a veek apo. will probably be the first gun in the 'fight, and it is the opinion that when the smoke clears away this point will not have been settled. The Hyde party, while in power, will probably not force a decision, but rather will play for del2y. On one thing Mr. Hyde's decision is firm. X* Fiil not be deposed from office in the com ;«ny bis father founded. He does not object to the '■nuuuelization" of the Equitable; in fact, if favors that, if it can be accomplished in a rational, dignified fashion. The attempt to throw him out of office, how ever, he regards as a base personal attack on fc:ir.s*if and his advisers, and this he will fight. Ftories that he has "packed" the board of di- i rector? with personal friends, who were not fhare.hniders until he gave stock to them were declared absolutely false by his friends, who pointed out that some time ago he offered to pat his stock into the hands of the board of trustees for voting. This trust the board re- JuFcd to receive. More than that, his friends <!€<:lared, he had never voted personally the ctcck belonging to his fatner's estate. This was isndled by Mr. Alexander, but his trust would expire in about six months, when Mr. Hyde be carr.r thirty years old. The entire insurance world was speculating en what would occur if Mr. Hyde carried Ihrocgh successfully his determination not to jielj tc the demands of Mr. Alexander and his tTEociates. The agreement signed by the thirty *«:r eScers of the company -was taken serious ly. Many insurance men are heartily in sym- Vathyjerith the views expressed by Mr. Alex- BP.Zer. and believe that he and his associates vrouJd resijrn and either found a hew company or buy one now in existence. To found a new tompanj- would involve many difficulties, while to bey one would give immediately a field for their endeavors. There are in this city just two companies which could be "purchased. If the Alexander ieop'e took either and the present Equitable •"organization" went into it. -well in formed insurance men declared that the Equita lles business would be injured. On the other hand, friends of Mr. Hyde declared that his fide -aas bound to win, and the orga^tation Trruld Ftick to the winning side. '• Conciliation appeared to be out of th**- ques tion. The twD sides began to line up in battle array yesterday. With the young vice-president Hrere Jacob H. Sehiff, openly aid avowedly; August Belmont, who was in consultation with them; E. H. Harriman and George J. Gould. By riming time to-day it was predicted there Tiould be from twenty to thirty-five of the directors on Mr. Hyde's Bide. Predictions of nrfngth ere not forthcoming from President Alexander's party, but.it was learned that an sppeaT] would be made no the policy holders for Ihnr support in the protest the Insurgent direct ed are making. I^as: evening Mr. Hyde determined to say nothing for his side of the controversy, and it was announced that no expression had been authorized for him. But from large interests "?hich are allic-fi with him in the fight there cajne ••:'.« that the attack on him was t- - 11,1 1, a X'arf. cf a combined effort to obtain control of the Equitable, at the Lead of which nominally vets Mr. Alexander, but really Gage K. Tar l#:i and George T. Wilson, the men controlling the business of the company through the super lmendeat* of agencies. The Hyde interests •would undoubtedly control the meeting to-day. It was said. Asi<jo frorr. Messrs. Tarbell and Wilson, James V.'. an-3 William Alexander, Thomas D. Jordan £n3 Francis W. Jackson, the signers of the peti tionE. it -sn-as asserted, "re salaried employes of the company, none of whom were receiving ir.ore than f.VK)O ■ year, and all of whom had I received promises cf places in another company. 3"fc* Hyde party, •he givers of-these views went en. recognized in the stand taken by Mr. Alex sndef'i associates an attack on the integrity «f ali the members of the board of directors and aJSa JS attempt to oust them by rr king a change i" the pyetem of voting, which would allow the f^r*rint<-ndents of agencies, by acquiring the fcroxi^s of the policy holders in their districts, to control the company. Xq charge of mismanagement had been made *pair.st Mr. Hy<s£ it was pointed out. The stock fc->] by the estate of Henry B. Hyde had always wen vcted by Mr. Alexander, as trustee. If h? Sound this trust interfering with his duty to *&*. company! why didn't he relinquish one or other? The policy holders' voting scheme ~*d bebn tried by on» company, it was declared, *Hh r.o marked success. Mr. Hyde, said the fcfcrrrar.t. had had sixteen years' experience In £« Insurance business. This other commenters *?darcd rather remarkable, since Mr. Hyde wag tow not quite thirty yeans old. A DAY OF CONFERENCES. j It was a day of conferences and preparation rwiffjay, with preliminary counting of votes ?* at a political primary. Both sides have re- Vsir;*^ an arra y of lawyers, which promises in ~ Continued on fourth Rage- Jj.y one treat >-bc<ir 'rain between New York HfMUhteapo— the -Trnvnticih Century • Limit*:." ■* "it X*w York Centrt.J-ijike Short- rout* .- Advt. \ FLORIDA'S FAMOUS TRAINS, li* & Fla. Special." MO V M.; "Fla. & We« >«£ a *-" *:- A. M Unexcelled service via aH£ .•& Atlantic Coatt Uo«. Xl«l B'way. N. Y.- To-day, fair. To-morrow, fair an;i ftoinrwhut warmer. SCARE IX GILSEY HOUSE. "I'm Going to Fill Him Full of Leari" Shouts Doctor — Arrested. Guests in the Gi'soy House, 20th-Ft and Broadway, had a scare last night, when Dr. John G. Kr.owlton. of No. 30 West liTth-st.. en tered the corridor, and. walking swiftly toward the caf£, exclaimed: "Where is that fellow? I am going to fin bins full of lead." Detectives followed him, seeing a revolver in his hand. Ho was arrested at op.cc and taken to the West 30tfc-st. station on a charge of carrying a ccr.oealed weapon. Ho was Inter balled. # Early in the evening;, a crowd had gathered in the cafe of ihe hotel. Among them were Dr. Knowlton and, the pnli -o say, the Sheriff of Saratoga County. A stranger Joined the party. A political question arose and. so far as < an bo learned. »h<- stranger and Dr. Knowlton differed. A heated arsiin-.^nt took place and words led to blows. The physician w.ts knocked down. Friends took th» stranp'-r away. Dr. Knowlton left the hotel, declaring, the police say. that hr> was going horn* 1 , but would come back and do" the man who knocked him down. Wher Dr. Knowlton returned and rushed through the corridor persons who had seen the former incident went out in a hurry. The revolver was loaded. Dr. Knowlton is forty years old. He is tho son of a Western railroad man, and is said to be wealthy. JUDAS SHEKEL, HE SAYS. Loser of Coins Declares He Had One of the Thirty Silver Pieces. That among a collection of seventy ancient coins which, he pays, were stolen from his apart • menta last night was one of the thirty silver shekels which if, said in the Scriptures to have been the price paid Judas Iscariot for betray ing Jesus Christ was ih<* statement made yes terday to the police of the West :]7th-st. sta tion by Marx Fischer. Fischer is one of the proprietors of the automobile exchange of Lib schiek & Fischer, at No. 22<» West 36th-st. His apartments ar° in the same building, over his business establishment. Delect!.--? have arrested Mrs. Margaret Wall mer. whom Fischer had been negotiating with to do housr-work for him. The coins have not t^en recovered, but the detectives believe the prisoner has shippr-d them, with other . Finns, In S trunk to Greenwich. Conn. She was arrested in the Grand Central Station shortly before her train started. The Judas shekel. Fischer says, he discovered several years ago at an auction. He declares that a member of the London branch of the Rothschild family offered him £22.000 for it. ' Fischer estimates the value of the coin collec tion at between $50,000 and $80,000. In court Mrs. Wallmer was held for further examination. She knew nothing of the coins, she asserted. TRIES TO BLOCK JURY. San Francisco's Mayor Complains of "Excessive" Expenses. [BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TUIBTVE 1 San Francisco. Feb. ]o.— The labor Mayor. Schmitz. who used all power of his administra tion to defeat re.-ent prosecution of the bailot box Staffer. Weyman. who was convicted, has now begun an attack on the grand jury which Indicted Weyman, Steffens and other members of the gang. Th» Mayor last night sent a letter to Auditor Bahr. declaring that the Auditor had acted 411e gnlly in approving what he calls ex'-essive bills of expends of the grand jury, and calling on him to reimburse the city for the money thus "squandered." These bills amount only to .<'_'. 300, mainly for automobile hire in bringing wit ness ns before the jury. Foreman Andrews of the grand jury declared to-day that it was simply an attempt to check the jury from taking more testimony and bringing indictments against hish officials. In case the Auditor should fail to furnish the grand jury with funds, a public subscription will be started to carry on the reform work, which has already resulted in the conviction and sen tence of one ballot box stuffer. ADAMS TO KEEP BELL. Governor of Colorado Reconsiders His Original Plans. [EY TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBINE.i Denver. Feb. 15.— 1t has developed that the retention of Sherman Bell as adjutant genera! of the State militia by Governor Adams was a matte: of compulsion. Adams announced be fore he was inaugurated that his fust act would be to remove Bell. After his inauguration he asked General Bell to resign, and when Bell re fused told him that he would remove him. When this came to the ears of th^ Republican leaders in the legislature, they sent word to Adams that th* removal of Bell would be the signal for the termination of the election con test by the deposition of Adams and the seat ing of Peabody in the Governor's chair. General Eell is organizing a party to taKf a special train to Washington for the Inaugura tion, but it is stated in responsible circles that he has no intention of going, and that he will be on guard at the Capitol when Peabody is seated, in order to keep objectors out of the State House. The militiamen will stand by Bell. MME. CHARCOT ASKS DIVOECE. Charge of Desertion Made Against Head of Antarctic Expedition. Tin? Fob. I*.— Jeanne Chaxoot, gnuiddaughter of Victor Huso, has Bled s petition for divorce in the Parifl COOrU .i?;iinst h*r husband. Dr. Jean ' bar cot ton cf the- famous nen t, and h*ad of the FYench Antarctic expedition, on the ■ of desertion Dr. Charcot left France more than a year ago in an attempt to reach the South Pole. Mn Charcot previous to her marriage to we doctor, nine years ago. was the divorced wife of T^eon Daudct. eldest son of the late Alphonse mudet Young Dr. Charcot accompanied, as pri vat" uiivsician the late Premier Waldeck-Rous «£lu on a long >■" trip. Shortly after his mar ri-Lco Dr Charcot had a dispute in a theatre with his wife's former husband. . A duel was fought. One of M Daud^t's seconds was Georges Hugo. Mm* Cfearcot's brother. M. Daudet slightly wounded Dr. Charcot. GIEL WAS BLIND FCE A WEEK. High School Student Woke Up Sightless- Vision Returned After Seven Days. Applet<n Wis.. Feb. I*— The case of M;- Sa.lio Clark of SJeenah. Wlp.. ■ high school student, who to day recovered her eyeiiighl as suddenly as she lost it about a week ago, Is .-mractins much atten tion here. Miss Clark bad never had any eye /rouble until she wok- on the morning of February 6to nnd herself btone blind. Si " was on a train to-day going to Milwaukee to undergo an operation when her sight suddenly returnej, ur.impa.irtJ by the mysterious period of blindness. SlecninK car to Springfield. Mass.. daily, on train leavtac ■ Grind Central Station, New York, at U:«> p. m.. commencing Fob. 20tU.-Advt. NEW-YORK. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16. 1005. -FOURTEEN PAGES.-^tJSSSS^SS, LEW WALLACE DEAD. Author arid Soldier Expires at His Indiana Home. [BY Tn.E<-.RAPH TO THE TKIBT NE.] Crawfordevilk\ Ind.. Feb. ir>.— General 3>w Wallace dkd at his home in this city to-night, after an illness that has continued for more than a year. Though neither his physicians nor members of the family have stated what dis ease the general had. it is known that he died from cancer of the stomach, which hp supposed was merely acute indigestion, and from which he expe^u-d to recover as soon as the spring opened and he could get out to his farm. Nearly .1 year ago. wh»n the disease began to make perveptible inroads on his health, and hia stomach often refused to retain food, he went E:ist anl consulted a number of the best spe cialists in Xew-York. Philadelphia and other GENERAL. LEW "WALLACE. Author and soldier, who died yesterday at his home in Indiana. (Copyright, 1901. Roclcwood. New- York.) cities. They gave him little encouragement, and he returned home greatly dejected, but still re fusing to believe that he was a doomed man. As the disease advanced, and it became more and more difficult to retain anything on his stom ach, he was forced to resort to the use of stimu lants, and at times he seemed to grow better. These periods always gave him great encour agement, and he returned to his work confi dently believing that he would be able to com plete his autobiography. . He had set his heart on completing this work, and had finished the War of the Rebellion period and had begun on his administration as Ter ritorial Governor of New-Mexico. As late as Monday iie wrote a few lines on the work, but was compelled to abandon it and take to his bed. His family w;is present w h'-n the end came peacefully at f»:10 o'clock to-night. General Lew Wallace was born in Brookville. Franklin County, Ind.. in 1827, a son of Governor David W. Wallace. At school he was rather a lax pup!, given to drawing caricatures of **)i ma 1 ."-. . and teachers, but an eager reader of books outside his course of studies, and Inclined to read rather than take part in outdoor sports. He began tho study of law. but discontinued it to serve in the Mexican War as second lieutenant. On his return he resumed the reading of law, moved to Covington and later to Crawfordsviiie. At the beginning of the Civil War he was ap pointed adjutant general of Indiana, and soon after colonel of the 11th Indiana Volunteer Regiment. He served in West Virginia, became brigadier gen eral, commanded a division at Donelson. and in 1862 ■was made major general. He was in command of a division at Shiioh. He prepared the defences of Cincinnati in 1863, and held the city against General Edmund Kirby Smith. Later be v.;!:-, put in command of the middle de partment and the Eighth Army Corps. In 1564 he intercepted the march of General A. Early on Washington, and conducted the battle of Monocacy. He was the second member of the court that trtea the assassins of President Lincoln, and president of the court that tried and convicted Henry Wirz, the commandant of the Andersonville Prison. After the war he was Governor of New-Mexico from 1878 to 1&S1. and Minister to Turkey from ISBI to ISBS. having previously declined the appointment as Charp£ d'Affaires at Paraguay and Uruguay. His novel "Bfn-Hur" appeared in 1880. Among his other writings are "The Life of General Harrison," !»»■ "The Fair God." 1873: "The Boyhood of Christ," ISBB. "The Prince of India," 1593, and "The Wooing of Malkatoon." 1898. He married In 1832 Susan Arnold Elston. THIEF AT W. WOODWARD'S Maid Who Detected Man Is Struck -Jexcels Ready to Take Away. The timely appearance of a maid prevented the looting yesterday afternoon of the home of William Woodward. No. 11 West .Mst-st. The tliif : was caught at the foot of the stairs in the nous as he was hurrying toward the front door. Th^ butler subdued him after :i struggle. The maid telephoned to the police. The man was locked up. He said he was Abram Gordowltz, of No. 186 West End-aye. H" v. <f barged with burglary. Qordowlts de- Clared he was .ighteen years old. Mrs. Woodward, who is a bride of a few months, went Fhopping yesterday, leaving a maid at >york in the upper part of the house. This maid was busy on the second floor front. She heard pome one moving about overhead in Mrs. Woodwards room and concluded that something was wrong. She quietly went up stairs and saw the man standing before a .">u reau. Things were in confusion. The man paused, looked into a mirror, and saw her. He said nothing, tut. shoving sdme things into his pocket turned and spring forward. He struck the young woman in the Jaw. The D ... cries were heard, and as the man reached the bottom of the last flight of stairs he fell into the arms of John Reasley, the busier. The two grappled and fell fighting to the flocr. The right was soon over. Reasley got the nan down and sat on him. A detective soon CUM and took charge of the prisoner. It was found that the man had collected. s ; me of Mr?. Woodward's jewelry ready to take It away, and that he. was getting other valuables ready when the maid heard him moving about. The police declare he said he entered the house through a basement door, and went to the third floor without being detected. Mr. Woodward is a son of the late William Woodward. He was graduated from Harvard in iv.»>. and is a member of the Union and Knickerbocker clubs. His wife was Miss Elsie Ogdf-n Cryder. Th* Woodward house is a brownstone one of four stories. An investigation showed that Gordouitz went through the front basement door, which he said he found ajar. The police think that he Simply intended to get what be could in a short time. "It was eas>." said the prisoner, according to the police. "There was no one neaj the front of the house and I had no difficulty in goins where I wanted. Gordowltz's father, a. tailor, said the son was r.o goorl "1 told him to get out." he added. "I don't know what became of him and I don t care." ■•'^ vj;' ' SAVANNAH LINE. M«« BUSS; larg- &*c*M; no dust; no crowded cars; UiiUhlful trip South. -Advt DOMINICAN TRKATY IN. President, in Special Message, Gives Reasons for His Action. FROM THE TltrntTXE BUnHAir.] "Washington, Feb. 15.— The President to-day transmitted to the Senate the treaty recently negotiated with Santo Domingo, accompanying it with a message which exhaustively discusses the relations of this country with, the improvi dent republic anl points out the necessity of the United States exercising some control over its financial affairs as the only method whereby the Monroe Doctrine can be insisted on with justice to all concerned. The message reviews the relations of the United States with Santo Domingo and the efforts of the State Depart ment to protect the rights of American citizens which culminated in the submission of the Santo Domingo Improvement Company's claims to a court of arbitration, the award of July 14. 1904. and the acquirement of the customs receipts of Porto Plata and Monte Cristi under that award. It says that in order to maintain the Monroe Doctrine it was necessary for the United States t to see that just debts contracted by South and Central American republics and those of the West Indies should be paid and therefore it was in the interest of peace for this govern ment to take control of the revenues of Santo Domingo. The Monroe Doctrine is discussed at some length, especially as regards the relations of the United States to the republics of the south. In protecting these republics and guaran teeing their territorial integrity it is said to be necessary to see that just debt 1 and obligations contracted by those republics are paid, so that foreign intervention in the affairs of such re publics may be avoided.' The message, which was somewhat long, did not reach the Senate until a late hour, because of xhfi understanding that the Swayne impeach ment proceedings would not end until •"> o'clock, and the document was not read in full, but was referred, with the treaty, to the Committee on Foreign Relation?, the treaty not yet having been opened. Thp President sent both docu ments to thf- Senate under the seal of secrecy. which can be removed only by unanimous con sent of the Senate or by a majority vote. Ther^ is a disposition to consider the treaty promptly, and it is expected that a special meet ing of the Committee on Foreign Relations will be called at an early date for that purpose. Prominent Senators expect tnat comparatively little opposition will be encountered In the rati fication of the treaty, although it Is known that a few Democrats will speak against it. Senators who discussed -with the President or with the State Department the events leading up to the signing of the Dominican protocol of January 20 believe that the action of the State Department has been judicious and advisable and that the Republican majority will vote as» a unit to ratify the convention received t"-day, which, it is as sumed, will embody the essential provisions of the protocol. It is dei lared that the arrival of the treaty effectually disposes of the Bacon resolution call ing on the President for information regarding the action already taken in Santo Domingo and i oncerning the award of July 14. and confidence is expressed that the course of the administra tion in the premises has been entirely warrant ed by existing conditions. The Senate to-day ordered the Bacon resolution referred to a sub committee of the Foreign Relations Committee to be appointed by Senator Cullom. The motion ■r -.v.is made by Senator Bacr.n, who said :i,.iii questions of law were Involved and he de sired that a non-partisan report be made. It was generally expected that the President would suggest to the Senate the advisability of making public both the treaty and the n which accompanied it. but no such request was contained in the message, according to those who heard it read. The treaty, which was drawn up by Mr. Daw son, the American Minister to Santo Domingo, and Mr. Sanchez, the Foreign Minister in Presi dent Morales' a zovernment, reached Washington this morning, "and was immediately taken by Secretary Hay to the White House. It was necessary to read the treaty carefully to make sure that It agreed precisely with the outline of its provisions received by cable and with the amendatory Instructions of the State Depart ment. Sn th^ President and Secretary Hay went over it and found that it was ready for transmission to the Senate. Briefly stated, the treaty provides that the United States shall col ,►■ customs revenues of Santo Domingo and turn over to President Moraies's govern ment a specified percentage to meet the ex penses of administration and disburse the re mainder among foreign creditors. Th<=> United undertakes to guarantee the integrity of Santo Domingo, and the treaty must ho ap proved by the United States Senate and the r>i m-lnlcan Congress. In anticipation of the ar rival of the treaty a message had been prepared to accompany it when sent to the Senate. ABSOLVES A. T. PATRICK. Doctors Report Rice Was Xot Killed by Chloroform. When the case of Albert T. Patrick, convicted of the murder of William Marsh Rice. Is argued be fore the Court of Appeals n*>xt m^nth. David B. iiiil. Patrick's counsel, will be fortified by the re port of the special committee of the Medico-Legal appointed to investigate the effe,t« of the embalming before rigor mortis on congestion of ings, without withdrawing blood from the body. The committee, mostly composed of physicians reported to the Medico-Lagsd Society last night •v mef-tirig at the Waldorf. The report is wholly in favor of th*> convicted lawyer, every member of the committee sicning an opinion that Rice did not die from chloroform poisoning, and that the condition of his lungs was entirely due to the embalming process employed by the under taker. Samuel B. Thomas, counsel for Patrick, who heard the report read, said that he expected to make valuable use of the report. He intimated that it would be used in some way in argument for reversal before the Court of Appeals, as well as in the trial court in case a now trial was or dered. In its report the committee says, in part: \ It would be impossible for any one to discrimi nate from the post-mortem appearance between the administration of chloroform as the cause of death or as the result of the embalming process, as stated in the evidence. No one could truthfully have stated that death was wholly caused by the In halation of chloroform, from appearances as pre sented at the autopsy, because of the presence of embalming fluid, an.l further because, chloroform was not found by chemical tests. The committee is satisfied, after a review of all th» evidence, that Bice died from old age, weak heart, etc., or. in other words, from the conditions embraced in Dr. Walker Curry's certificate of death, and on which the authorities allowed the body to be cremated. It is also the opinion of the committee that no chloroform was ever adminis tered to Rice by Jones, as stated by him, because It would have been impossible rot to have detected the odor of chloroform, either in the room occu pied by the deceased or on the body, as the amount of chloroform employed, as alleged, would have saturated the. beard of deceased and retained the odor for many hoars. The report is signed by Drs. A. P. Grinnel, Har low Brooks. Justin Herold. James Moran. V. 81110. Profeesoi H. S. I kiss and W. B. Francis. TO MAKE UNIONS RESPONSIBLE. [BY TEL2QRAPH TO THE TRltirNß.] Indianapolis. Feb. 15.— A stringent bill was introduced into the legislature here to-day under which it will be possible to collect damage* from labor unions for Injuries. Heretofore there has been no law In this State under which injured per sons could secure redress. QUICKEST LINE TO CLEVELAND. Leave New York 5:32 p. m.. arrive Cleveland 7:13 next morning. Cincinnati 1:30 p. m.. Indianapolis. 3:ou p. m.. St. Louis 9:13 p. m.. by New York Central. Fine Service. No excess fare.— AdvL RAPID TELEGRAPHY. Inventors Say They Can Transmit 4OJOOO Words an Hour. Paris. Feb. l*\. — Experiments were made yes terday between Paris and London wi:h a new rapid telegraphic apparatus. The inventors. Pollak and Virag. say that the Instrument can transmit 46UH0 words an hour with the help of six clerks. The messages arrive in written In stead of Morse chara- The telegraphic apparatus referred to above Is the invention of Antin Poll3k and Joseph Virag. Hun garian engineers. It was tested In October. 1539, over a wire between Budapest and Berlin, but did not realize the predictions for it at that time, which have now been greatly modified. 7 iLK OF <: WHEAT. Big Bull Move Starts— Shorts in May Futures Panicstricken. Fbt telegraph to the jkwuu.] Chicago, Feb. 15— The great bull campaign In Wheat is on. To-day the Wall Street coterie of which John W. Gates is the recognized leader routed the bears so completely that the extrava gant predictions of the Eastern captain as to future values for the May option seemed much more reasonable to the pessimist. FVantlc cov ering by tripped un shorts put the May future up to .?1 ir» T s . a Lent a bushel higher than the former high value on the crop. The upturn was by long snides, and late in the session, when the^bulls became merciless in their operations, the shorts were bordering on insanity. Small traders, reduced to a state of almost utter nervous collapse, plunged about madly, tearing cards and telegrams to bits in their ner vousness. Bulls declare that, with possible occasional set barks, wheat is headed straight for at least •SI •"..". a bushel, and the more radical are crying all Th- way from fi .» to $2 a bushel. "The wheat of contract grade is not at hand." said a trader, "and in view of this fact and the enormous holdings of the Eastern crowd, every thing favors a much higher level of values." FIREMEN FAVOR STRIKE. Majority on New-Haven Vote for It if Decision Is Adverse. [BY TELEORAPH TO THE TRIBINE.] Derby. Conn., Feb. 15.— A majority of the fire men of the New- York, New-Haven and Hart ford Railroad have voted to strike if the decision of the directors' committee to which they ap pealed shall be against their demands. Al though the directors, who yesterday had a con ference in New-York with the grievance com mittee of the firemen, will not announce their decision until Friday or Saturday, the firemen have discounted iT as favorable to them, and are rushing through a poll of all the mem: their organization on the system which began a week ago, immediately after President Mellen had declined to recognize their claims. Of the 1 3fiS member? of the Brotherhood of Firemen on the New-Haven system the votes of 827 have been received and cnunte^ up to tOr night. Of tnis number *Wi. a jnaj'.rhy of the firemen on the road, have v.->terl for. and 141 against a strike. It Is expected that the re nruuning 541 votes will be in before the direc tors' answer is received, and that the same ratio In favor of a strike will be maintained. About 4<V* members of the firemen's >rgajnlza tion are engineers, and the refusal of the mm pany to treat thes»» as firemen is the chief bone of contention. In the event of the directors turning th-- Bremen down a strike will he de clared almosT immediately, and the firemen say that it will effectually tie up the entire road. COURTHOUSE DOWXTOWX. Bar Association Wishes Site Xear Hall of Records. After some spirited debate, the New- York Bar Association, at ■ ■pedal meeting last, night, de clared by a vote of 7* to H that it preferred for the proposed new courthouse a site downtown, near the present county courthouse and the Hall of Records. The original hill i>rovldin« for th^ construction of the courthouse fixed the location of the building on a sit klto-st Th<*r.e is at present a bill hefore th*> l p gislat>ire. a!re : by the Senate, removing the limitation set by the origi nal bill COLD SHUTS COAL MIXES. Lehigh Valley Among Those Sus pended for the Week. Wilkesbfirre. Feb. 15.— Owing to the cold weather, which retards the movement of freight, several of the large, mining companies In this region, among them being the Lehigh Valley Coal Company. hav° to-day h^en compelled to suspend operations for the rest of this wsjuil. Great difficulty is being experienced in moving the coal cars to ports and in getring oars back to collieries, and the daily shipments have be come so small that the best way out was to shut down for three days. wh<Ti sufficient cars could be secured t<> k«-»i> th» collieries running at their full capacity for a tim^. ICE GORGED 100 MILES. Men Trying to Save Boats at Cin cinnati zcith Dynamite. Cincinnati, Feb. W— The big Ice gorge to-day extended from fifty miles below to fifty miles above the city, and a large force of men began work with dynamite snd nitro-glyoerlne In an attempt to break the gnrg* sufficiently to save vessels in the harbor her*. It is planned to blast an open channel around steamers and harues so that when the Ice finally begins to move the vessels will not be dragged down the river with It. HUDSON FROZEN AT HASTINGS. Man Walks Over for First Time This Winter — Ice Fifteen Inches Thick. The Hudson River is now frozen over at Hast ings. Yesterday morning a tugboat from New-York tried to go up the river, but was stuck opposhe the clubhouse of the Tower Ridge Yacht Club. Jabea Norrls walked out from his house on the opposite side of the river and spoke to the men on the boat. Norrls Bays that the ice at that point is about fifteen Inches thick. After many unsuccess ful attempts to break through, the boat returned to New- York. Norrls then walked the rest of th* way across the river, and later made the return trip. He Is the first man to cross the river at this point since the beginning of tho present season. DEWEY'S PURE WINES & GRAPE JUICE. Unequalled for the weak and over-worked. 11. T. Etewey & Sons Co.. IS3 Fulton St. New .York. -AdVt. PRICE TUUEE CENTS. HOT TO KSCAI'E PRISON. I\X()( i;\T MAX .1 1 MED AT. Discovery Leads Rich 'Fence" to Plead Guilty. Edward M. Harlam. one of the richest pawn brokers in the city, pleaded guilty yesterday In the Court of General Sessions to en indictment charging him with being a receiver of stolen goods. He was remanded to th« Tombs to await sentence to-morrow. Later it was an nounced that th» District Attorney hi i af fidavits to show that Harlam had made an of fer to pay $,",000 to Assemblyman John F. Maher and $10,000 each to Central Office Detec tives Duggan and Kinsler If they wouid contrive to have the evidence against him turVied against an Innocent man. Harlam was arrested by Duggan and Kinsler several weeks ago, and he -was indicted on the charge of receiving gcod3 which he knew had been stolen. Seme of the goods were silks which* had been stolen by Frank Burke from his em ployers. Stern & Stern, at No. 4TS Broadway. Burke is now In the Tombs, also under indict ment. Other property traced to Harlam's store) in Hudson-st., next door to the public school that was burred on Tuesday afternoon, had been stolen from the house of James R. Roose velt, and some other property had been stolen from a Catholic church. The affidavits in Mr. Jerome's possession d& clare that Harlam first made an offer t« Dug** gan and Kinsler. which the detectives refused* and then went to make his proposal to ex-As semblyman Maher. Harlam's plans, as dis closed by his offer, was first to have some of the goods stolen by Burke "planted" In th» rooms of an Armenian named Mellk. In "West 16th-st. and have the detectives go there, find the goods and arrest Mellk. In order to give* color to the proof manufactured against Mellk, Harlam said a keeper in the Tombs would make* en affidavit that he had overheard Burke say the stolen silks were delivered to Mellk. Thus) Melik. the ignorant and innocent foreigner, ■would be sent to prison, and Harlam would go free. Harlam declared ' he would guarantee to pay $10,000 to each of the detectives and $5,000 to Mr. her if the plan was worked out as ha suggested. Maher put Harlam off a little and consulted] with his friend. John Mceullagh, the former Chief of Police. By Mr. McCullagh's advice he went with his story to the Detective Bureau, and Captain O'Brien related it to Mr. Jerome. Mr. Maher later saw Mr. Jerome and arranged to invite Harlam to a conference where County Detective Reardon and Detective Sergeant Me- Convllle could overhear it. The affidavits de clare that Harlam went to Mr. Mailer's housa on Saturday and repeated his offer, and that Reardon and McConvllle. who were hiding la a convenient closet, heard every word of It. Harlam was arrested again on a bench war rant "on Tuesday, and when he understood that information of his plans to manufacture evi dence against an innocent man was in Mr. Jerome's possession he decided to plead guilty. The affidavits probably will be submitted to Judge Foster when Harlam comes up for sen tence to-morrow, along with a statement that Assistant District Attorney Lc-ni recently waa surprised by receiving a package containing » gold watch and o picture and » card of Harlam. The package was sent back to Harlam. and there probably will be no move to prosecute him for attempted bribery, in view of the fact that he has pleaded guilty to the Indictment. TROOPS DEFEAT YAQUIS. Indians Said To Be Using Poisoned Ammunition. [BY TELEGRAPH TO THE tribt-vci Galveston, Tex.. Feb. IT.— A report from Her. mosillo. Mexico, states That the Mexican troops in a campaign against the Yaqui Indians since, the killing of the Americans overtook a portion of a band In the Mazatlan Mountains and killed many of them and wounded many others. After a bitter fight, at which th«» troops were outnum bered, the Indians were routed, and escaped to the mountain fastnesses with their wounded and several dead. Th<» Yaqi:i3 used poisoned ammunition of for eign make, and several soMfttsa were seriously hurt. Streams along the ssasj trail have been poisoned hy the Indians, aril the troops and are suffering terrible hardships. General Torres is in command of the troops, and a re ward is offered for every dead Yaqui. MAT BE A MILK TRUST. Big Concern Incorporates with <* Capital of $17,000,000. [BT TfLEOBAPH TO THE TRIBUNE.] Trenton. N. J.. Feb. 13.— Marten & Nlcholls, at torneys, of No. 49 Wall-st.. New-York City, filed) t*e incorporation papers of the American Butter Refining Company at the office of th« Secretary; of State here to-day. The concern has a capital of J17.000.000. and its office is at Ms 1 Exchang* ' Place. Jersey City. It Is rumored tiiat this com- : pany is a reorganization of the Burden Milk Com« i pany of New- York, which concern controls th» milk supply of more than three million persons. : No one at the State House is familiar with the de tails of the incorporation, and th« papers are non committal. The capital stock of SIT.OOO.OW is divided rata, $2,000,000 preferred, bearing 7 per cent r.on-cumn-; lative. dividend, and $15.<XiO.<JOO common stock. Th« company L* to deal in milk and all milk and food products, to refine butter and to acquire by pur chase or otherwise th« business and plant of any! corporation, firm, or Individual. The corporators j are WillUai E. Hope. Beverly R. Robmsoa and j Theodore I. Thygeson. of New- York City. Th«" State's fee from this company was S2.*<o. Another big company chartered to-day was th* Commercial Electric Vehicle Company: register*! office. Jersey City; agent in charge, Frank P. Mo- Dennott: capital stock. H.OOO.iVO; corporators," Dwight W. Bowles. Thomas P. Ford and Frank IX Dade. The company ia to manufacture, deal la and equip vehicles of all kinds. •> INDIAN ON A LONELY WAHPATH. He Kills Three Squaws and a Man and Escapes to the Mountains. Reno. Nev.. Feb. 15.— An Indian to-day went on the warpath thirty miles south of Tonopah. He killed three squaws and a fellow Indian, and then fled to the mountains. He is still at large though a posse of Indians is now In closa pursuit. MRS. DE MITKIEWITZ WEDS AGAIN. Cambridge. Mi. Feb. 15. -Mrs. Ethel de MitkJe wttz. daughter of Mrs. Charles Walls Small and widow of the Count de Mltkiewitz. and Dr. Arthur I^awrence Holland. If N«w-Tork. ■were married to day at the homo of the bride's mother, near Cam bridge. The beat man was Charles Robinson. of New- York. The bridal pair took an afternoon train for Palm Beach. Fla. They will liv* In New- Tors. SEABOARD FLORIDA LTD, PA. R. R. leaves New York every day 12.35 noon.^ WjrtiJ Quickest time in both directions between N«w-Yor£ 2nd St. Augjisttoe. A superb trala. For r-»ort booklets inquire any P. R. «. oflw, or 1.1*3 Broa*i way.-iA.dTt.