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V" LXIV- ■ ■ -y- 21.281. T -- > - -^j^-ai; ■'"" YORK. MONDAY. FEBRUARY 20. 1905. -TWELVE PAGES.-*n. c TRICE THREE CENTS. LOUD CALL FOR ELEVATED LOOP SUCH CONNECTION BET WE EX MANHATTAN TER MINALS OF BRIDGES WOULD EASE CRUSH. Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company Of erg to Take Lease— Men Who Favor Plan for Relief. So obvious are the advantages offered by the proposed elevated loop connection between the yanhattan terminals of the Brooklyn and Will lamsbursr bridges for relieving the congestion of passenger travel between Brooklyn and Man hattan, which has long been a source of the greatest inconvenience and hardship, that public sentiment is likely to compel its construction without more needless delay. Recommended by jjlthe engineers and v committees of citizens who jj,n mpde a study of conditions as the only feasible solution of the problem, it is believed that objections to it will Boon cease to be felt, ex fjpt on the part of those who are jealous of the growth of Brooklyn and wish to retard its 'progress- It is a matter of congratulation to a U «h-> have occasion to travel between the two pefong is that the committee of twenty-five, ap pointed by Borough President Littleton, has $o Ftr^tigly recommended the execution of the plan, that the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Com pany -.as announced that it Is willing to un dertake the levying .and operation of such a loop without any captious objections as to its cost, nd that certain members of the Rapid Trari?:t Commission, on which' the carrying out ct th* project so largely, depends, have taken fuch a favorable attitude toward It. I Briefly stated, the plan is to construct an ele vated structure between the Brooklyn and WIII- Umsburg bridges, in order that the elevated trains of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit system may -- .- a continuous run. over one bridge and back by ■■>■ of the other, thus doing away •pith the terminal in Manhattan, which every bee' BOWS and admits is the great cause of the congestion. Although the committee has not committed itself to any particular route for the prcposed connection, leaving it to the wisdom of the Rapid Tr.msit Commission, the latter now has two routes before It for consideration. The first runs from the Brooklyn Bridge along Cen tre-sf.. Grand-st., Essex-st. and Delancey-et. to ,h. Tv amsbuiK Bridge. An alternative route contemplates carrying the structure over pri vate property and through Baxter-st. This has been proposed to meet the aesthetic objec tions of those who say that an elevated struct ure in Centre-st. would injure the appearance cf the Hall of Records, the Tombs and the Crim inal Courts Building. For practical purposes, however, this route is not considered as good as thp former, as it is important to have the loop as near the great artery of travel in Broadway as possible. It should be patent to everybody tnat h >' run " j ,g trains continuously in cne direction, tn ftead of stopping and switching them back at any given point, they can be run faster r 4 more can ho operated over a given track. It is impossible t» think of any one so dense as net to B-e thJt by distributing the crowds that now leav«* trains In the morning and take them ecain at night within the narrow confines of the Brooklyn Bridge terminal over the length of t*e 7:-i P r>se<l loop connection the congestion will ved in the direction of th-» diminishing point. jn MAKE BRIDGE WAY STATIONS. Trains coming over the WilHamshurg Bridge nil! b* run over the loop to the Brooklyn Bridge r -k to Brooklyn by that structure, and. =ely. trains from the Brooklyn Bridge will fee run over the loop and back to Brooklyn by way of the Williamsburg Bridge. Thus, no mat ai elevated lin^ a passenger may want to Mm to any particular pan of Brooklyn, he will bo able to get it at any w of the sev eral ]aref stations which h is proposed to estab lish along the n.ute of the loop. The end of the T'.rooklyn Bridge will then be no longer a ter n n al. so far n.s the elevated trains are con terned. but only a way ftation— one of the sev eral ir. Manhattan. It will be used only by those X to or going from the territory south of t:.e City Hail and adjacent lo it. Persons on TRY TO BURN HIM ALIVE. Remarkable Charge of Cruelty, Made Against Five Men. i:ax Spitz, of No. .".63 East 135th-st.. told to the po'.i-<* of the Morrisar.la station a story of great cr jelty yesterday- Spitz, who is a. car cleaner, em pWed by the Central -Hudson Railroad Company, in th«" v&r d « ill 154th-st . says that on Thursday, after V.* bad a tjuarrel with a fellow-employee, five men tied Ms hands, poured five gallons of kerosene oil ever his clothing and shoved him over a forge f.r* until his "clothing ignited. BafferlßS the most excruciating pain. Spitz says 1> ran from the Place and rolled himself In the enow osth the flames were out. Deter tives Bisssrt and Tomklns, of the Mornsania Btatton yesterday arrested Henry Reisenhelser. of No. 8K Robb'.ns-ave. a watchman in the round fcouse. Dr Barnert of Lebanon Hospital, responded to a call for an ambulance, and found Spitz suffering from t*rrib!« burns on the face. arms, legs and ebdotnen? Be was taken to the. hospital. Spits says be called on the men to desist when they put him over the flre. but they h«>ld him close to the flame!., until at last the flre communicated to h\s clothing. In a second, he says, he was a Tiilar of flam*. He remembers running out of the roundhouse &vA falling In the snow, in which he recalis rolling about. VMjcc, lat«r. he recovered his senses, he was suf ferins rrest agony. Going to a saloon at HBth-st. and Morils-av*>. he started drinking, with a view to forg'tUn* his awful condition. Yesterday morn- Jsr he jfelt a return of his sufferings, and he pro e*p<l'd to fhe Morrisania station. Brt*enheiser was lodged in a cell on Spitz's charge of a»=sautt. The prisoner denied every de tail of the case as told by Spit*, and said the man »a» r,>t In the roundhouse on the dcy in question. fi* <\erJ.(*r that any on* poured oil or any other uquM on any employe at any time, «o far as lie. ««i«enhflset, is aware. TEXAS IN THE OIL FIGHT. A State lie finery Plan Proposed if Pipe Line Bill Foils. ,'BY ■SJMMNMSVI TO THE TKimNE.J Dallas. Tex.. Feb. 10.— The Texas Legislature 818 >" pass an oil refinery bill similar to that Just \ »*«*-- in Kansas. The Decker Pipe Line bill, *">* under consideration in the State legislature ** Austin, seeks to protect Independent pro *"**• f rom injustice, which they declare is be ** Practised by the Standard OH Company, **** controls pipe lines and refineries In Texan. ** * conference in Austin laet night friends ** U* Decker bill derided if the measure shall r*<Jef*aied they will" then seek to pass a. State r**ery and pipe line bill similar to the Kansas *!?; Another conference along similar lines was £*W in Dallas to-day, at which Senator Me- Cn* r - Chairman Murry of the House Finance .j^JMttee and Representative Nelms. of Trln »^oui. J y. -"were intent. Much sympathy was «*. - rtt6tj for the Stale refinery i'ica. ■ their -sray to Brooklyn on the subway may get HjeJr elevated trains at the Worth-st. station of the loop. Those coming down on the 3d-ave, and 2d-ave. elevated lines may take the Brook lyn elevated trains at the loop stations at Grand-st. and Ailen-st., respectively. Of course, the same distribution will be obtained for traffic in the. reverse direction. It is obvious that this will also relieve the congestion at the Brooklyn Bridge stations of the 3d-ave. elevated railroad and the subway. That consideration ought to appeal to strictly Manhattan travellers, and make them warn: advocates of the loop for Brooklynltes. Now the trains on the various elevated lines are not run through to Manhattan during the rush hours, on a?count of the inadequacy of the terminal there, and much of the inconveni ence is experienced in changing cars in the Brooklyn terminal. With the loop connection the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company will not only be able to run trains through, but will be able to organize an express service, which will carry passengers to the outer parts of Brook lyn without stop after the loop is left. The plan for the loop includes four tracks over a part of the route and the company contemplates putting in express tracks on some of the lines In Brooklyn if the loop is constructed. When the Manhattan Bridge is completed the loop will be connected with it by way of Canal st.. making two loops within the greater loop and offering splendid opportunity for a diversi fied service which will meet the demands of all classes of travel. THE LOOP IDEA IS NOT NEW. So far back as 1901 the loop connection was advocated by the board of experts appointed under a special law to devise means for reliev ing the congestion on the Brooklyn Bridge. The report of the board, which was composed of Messrs. Boiler, Prout and Whinery, said: "Any general plans for relieving the present condi tions should contemplate not only Improving and increasing the capacity of the present Man hattan terminal, but should make It possible and practicable to diminish the pressure at the terminal by extending the bridge car and ele vated tracks so that a part of the mas? of peo ple can be handled at stations other than the bridge terminal, in connecting the three bridges and providing other stations for hand ling a part of the people who now use and will continue to use the present bridge [the Will iamsburg Bridge was not done then], regard should be had to making suitable connections or transfer points with the north and south transportation lines of Manhattan, to supply- Ing some crosstown facilities in the downtown district and to a connection with the more Im portant North River ferries." This report also advocated, in addition to the loop, a crosstovn elevated connection from the Brooklyn Bridge dewn Park Row to Vesey-st., to West-Et. and to the Cortlandt-st. ferry, and that the present gallery floor of the Manhattan terminal building be used exclusively as a ter minal for the trolley cars. VIEWS OF AN ELECTRICAL ENGINEER. George Gibbs, first vice-president of West inghouse. Church. Kerr & Co., engineers, and" a consulting electrical engineer for the Long Isl and Railroad and the Interborough Rapid Tran sit Company, after a careful study oT the prob lem, says in a letter just received by President Winter of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Com pany: "Their conclusions (the Boiler. Prout. Whinery board) embody in my opinion more common sense and better engineering princi ples for traffic control than since offered in any public discussion. Their report has not received the careful consideration from the public which its character merits, and, while some modlflca- Continued on third page. MURDER ON SOUND BOAT. 11. 11. Rogers's Former Engineer Killed— No dew to Culprit. Providence. R. 1., Feb. 19.— John A. Hart, an en gineer employed last summer on H. H. Rogers's steam yacht, the Vixen, was murdered on the Joy I^irip steamer Larchmont while a passenger from New-York to this city last night. The murder was not discovered until this afternoon, when, after all the other passengers had left the steamer, the stewards, in making their rounds, found Hart's stateroom still occupied and the door locked. The door was forced and the body was found in the upper berth with a bullet wound in the neck under the left cheek bone. A blanket had been thrown over the head. Th<» body was clothed in undergarments, hut the outside clothing of the man was missing from the room. No weapon was found In the stateroom, while a watch and chain, a ring and a considerable sum of money which th<- o>ad niaa was known to have possessed had been taken. The case was reported to the police here, and Medical Kxamlner Jay Perkins later held an autop sy, finding that the man was murdered, and the. motive probably robbery. He said the wound co»ld not have been self-inflicted. He believed death h;id be.'*n Instantaneous. The police believe that the nvjrdorer escaped im n:"Mate!y on the landing of. the b<<at here at noon, and had a good start before the body was discovered They are trying to-night to find a man who is s;i!d to have acted strangely on the boat, and to have attracted the attention of several! of the crew by his nervous behavior and his repeated inquiries bs to whether the boat would reach this city ip. time for him to catch the &HA train for Boston. Hart was twenty-five years old and was the son of lyorln P. Hnrt. Of this city. He was on his way to visit his fnthf-r. He was v native of this State. and had worked in various: plices in this city. Since last November he had been employed as a fireman on the Pratt Astral Oil <"ompany's tug No. 7. He communicated with his father here regu larly and made frequent trips to this city. So far as known he Bras not acquainted with any of his fellow passengers. No disturbance was h*»ard on board the boat in the night, and nothing out of the or< lnary attracted th'- attention of the crew. TURKS BURN WOMEN. Atrocities Committed After Fight tvith Bulgarians. Salonlca, Feb. 19.— 1n a fight between Bulga rians and Turks at the village of Kuklitch, near Btrumitza, on February 10, the Bulgarians lost twenty men killed or wounded. The Turks sub sequently burned the village. A commission of inquiry sent to the spot fro.n this city discovered In the ruins of the village the charred bodies of fourteen women and sev eral children. . _^ THE TIME TO GO TO WASHINGTON via Pennsylvania Railroad tour leaving New York TuMsday. February 21. Hound trip rate and all nectary expenses for three days, $12 and l |M b% according to hotel selected. Consult C. Studds, K. PA.; No. SO 3th Aye. New York.— Advt. MAP SHOWING THE PROPOSED ELEVATED LOOP. CONNECTING THE MANH TAN TERMINALS OF BRIDGES. PRAISED BY SIR PURDON. SEES APHRODITE STATCE. Owner Values the Marble at $500,000 — Its History. Many visitors were attracted to the National Arts Club, in West :>4th-st., yesterday to see the statue of Aphrodite, carved in Parian marble, and believed to be executed by Praxiteles. A photograph of the statue was reproduced in yes terday's Tribune. Sir Caspar Purdon Clarke, the new director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. was an inter ested visitor. He examined the statue with great care and declarsd it was a beautiful work of art. Frederick Linton, the owner of the statue, explained to Sir Purdon that the director of the Naples Museum, Dr. Pais. believed the statue to be an ancient Greek marble of the time of Praxiteles and a model of Phryne as Venus, the goddess of love. Fir Purdon remarked that it was beyond sus picion that the statue was a beautiful work of art and worthy of the gieat Praxiteles. "What more can you have?" asked Sir Purdon. "You cannot obtain documents from Praxiteles." Daniel C. French, the sculptor, also declared the statue wss beautiful, but added that it would require great consideration on his part before he could say that he believed it to be the work of Praxiteles. Regarding the statue and how it came into his possession. Mr. Linton safd last ev%nJnflr *.n t> Tribune leporter: "I value the status commercially, a t $500,000 at least. Rlgnor Fourcndi, an eminent Roman sculptor, in 1892 advised me that the statue should be exhibited in the Greek department of the World's Fair and afterward in the prin cipal cities of the United States. He offered to deliver lectures on the statue and assert it to be the Venus of Praxiteles, after the model of Phryne. He expressed the opinion that the statue was such a beautiful work of art that no commercial value could be placed on it. but If it was his property, he declared, he would not sell it for less than $1,000,000. "The statue has been in my possession since ISK9. It was tak»n away from the country where it was discovered and shipped from France to America in the early part of 189L'. It has since been stored in a warehouse till it was exhibited for the first time on Wednesday last at the National Art 3 Club. "I have been an art collector in England for thirty years and have for years, of course, been aware of the great value of the statue. But as an extensive land owner my Interests have en grossed tn O much of my time to give attention to thf exhibition of the statue till the present time. In the West and South I have large coal and timber land interests. In Harrison County, W. Va.. I own about twenty-Bine thousand acres of land. "The trustees of thp Corcoran Art Gallery In IS9O promised me the use of a room in their n*w gallery. I was In Washington then treating with the trustees of the gallery to obtain the use of a room for the exhibition of the statue. Several men offered to get a bill through Congress for the government to purchase the statue for the Capitol. "Dr. Beattey. the curator of the Art Institute in Pittsburg. lias taken groat interest in the statue, and has been hopeful that Mr. Carnegie would buy it and present it to the Institute. The doctor will be In this city in a few days to examine the statue again." As announced in The Tribune yesterday, the frtatue is Fa id to have been discovered bricked up in a niche, according to some in Asia Minor and to others in Greece or Sicily. A card bearing these words is attached to the base of the figure: "Aphrodite, girdle in hand. Greek work in Paros marble, attributed i<» Praxiteles. This Venus explains the Venttfl <L. Medici, and may be the original of that famou.t copy." It was said last evening that the statue will be on exhibition at least a. week longer. SKATING CAUSES DEATH. Youth Had Heart — Exer tion Brought on Attack. Alexander J. De Haan, twenty years old, of No. 237 East llth-st., returned home yesterday from a skating trip and complained of feeling pain* about the heart. His condition became alarming, and Dr. Watson, of No. ISO 2d-ave., was sent for. He died soon after the doctor reached the house. Heart disease was given as the cause of death, superinduced by exertion while skating. MOUNTAIN OF CINNABAR SOLD. Price Was $1.500,000— One Said to Yield 55 Per Cent of Mercury. (DV TELEGRAPH TO THE TIIIBI NK.| Milwaukee, Feb. 19.— John T. Keegan. of Lead villa, Col., has purchased from H. J. Dieter, of this city, a mountain said to be of pure cinnabar. In Alaska, for $1,500,000. v The ' mountain has been min»<l to a depth of 400 feet, and the cinnabar so far found is said to yield 55 per cent of mercury, while some paying mines produce as low us 3 per cent. ' -.- . WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY SPECIAL. From Atlantic City vis- Pennsylvania R. H. Feb ruary 22nd, leave Atlantic City 5.30 P. M with parlor cars, dining-car and coaches for N*w York, Mopping at Trenton, New' Brunswick, Elizabeth nun -Newark. Fast schedule. Through trains to Atlantic i'itv leave New York week-days 9.53 A. M.. 2.53 P, M.; Sundays 7.65 A. M.—Advt. SECOND BRONX HOLD-UP CORNISH ROBBER AGAIN. He Knocks Down and Robs Aged Man — Reward for Brooch. It would appear that the highwayman whr, early on Saturday, as told in yesterday's Trib une, tore a diamond brooch worth f6\ooo from the dress of Mrs. John W. Cornish, who was walking to her home, No. 722 East KiSth-st.. with her husband at lo o'clock, on the same night assaulted and robbed of $Hx>, a watch and negotiable paper Edwin Bald wick, seventy two years old. of No. 158 Summit-aye.. The Bronx, in a vacant lot In Sedgwtck-ave. Mr. Baldwick was choked and knocked down and is now under a physician's care as the result of the brutal treatment he received at the high wayman's hands. Mr. Cornish yesterday offered $l,<M>o reward for the return of the brooch. It would seem that The Bronx has a robber somewhat akin to Christopher Smith, who last week was sentenced to prison for twenty-five years for the series of attempted robberies in the homes of Mr. Woera, Dr. Talbot and other wealthy West Side men, the difference being that Smith sought notoriety and entered houses in dime novel hold-up style, while the Bronx highwayman is after money I and valuables, and knocks down and robs with out any preliminary flourishing of revolvers. Mr. Baldwick is the proprietor of a book store at X' . 2.<>T>2 Sth-ave. As a rule- he go^s home about 9 o'clock in the evtning. His roots is usually up Sth-ave. on a surface tar to l(<.">th st., where he walks across the Central-Hudson Railroad bridge o? the Putnam Division. There is a flight of wooden steps from the north end s of the bridge, leading up to a vacant lot, which opens on one side in Bedgw|ck-ave. On Saturday night the oil man was part way . up the stairs, when he heard footsteps behind j him. The sounds died away and he thought the ! person behind had gone back. When be started ! across the vacant lot he again heard some one ! behind him. This time the sounds were those of ; some one running up the stairs. Realizing that j some danger was imminent, the old man face i i the man who was running across th<- lot. With ; out a pause the man ran full at Baldv. iok. ami, I grappiing with him. threw him to the ground. Mr. Baldwick started to raise ao outcry. The ! highwayman choked him till he was almost in ! sensible. Then the robber ripped open Mr. Baldwick'a overcoat, undercoat and waistcoat, ar.d extracts! from aa inside waistcoat pocket a . wallet containing money and valuable papers. A gold watch was also taken. Michael Saggeae, | a watchman for a company erecting new build | injrs in Summit-aye., who occupies a shanty in ! the vacant lot about two hundred yards from ! the place where Mr. Baldwick was attacked, j heard the first outcry of the aged man. and ran j to the scent-, a revolver In bis hand. The highwayman had done his work swiftly. i When Saggese reached the scene the robber was disappearing down th*- Mi^ht of stairs. Saggese opened are, but none >i' the Bye bullets he fired took effect. Patrolman Wagner, of the High bridge station, heard the shots and ran to the scene. He chased the robber. An unusually dark night aided the highwayman in making his escape. Mr. Baldwick was picked up in a semi-conscious condition. His clothing had been torn in places; even buttons had been torn oft. The old man was assisted to his home. Baldwick s adventure aiii:ust prostrated his wife and tb< ir married daughter. For the beat part of a decad * be had been going home the same way and had not before been interfere.! with. Captain Wendell, of the Highbridge sta tion, i>n being informed of the assault and rob be;y. detailed all his detectives on the ca^e. Later Benjamin Finnegan, who lives at KrtJth-st. and "Jd-ave., was taken by the police before the victim of the robbery. Mr. BaMwtck said he could DOi Identify the m.m. Finnegan had been Men about the lot earlier in the evening, but he proved thai he had gone home early. From the description Mr. Baldwick gives of his assailant, the man the police are seeking is a man about five feet eight Inches tall and pos sibly twenty-five years old. He wore dark clothes, and :i cap. i>ut no overcoat. A posse spent several hours Saturday night and yes terday scouring Bedgwick-ave. Mr. Baldwick lad ir bis wallet, besides the j .s;i«h>. a negotiable cheek on th» Hamilton Bank for •<-.".. signed by Mrs. K. M. Hall, and a draft on sight for >10, signed by General K. P. Bny dcr. Although Mr. Baldwick is known as a goo.l pistol shot, he said that he never carried a re volver going to and from his store. Hereafter, however, be will. The description Mr. Baldwick gives of his as sailant tallies with that of the roboer who pad with the Cornish bro> M -h. Mr. Cornish announced at his home yesterday that be would pay a reward >>f $I^ooo for the re turn of the 1ir0... h. •'What I "»«nt," saM Mr, Cornish, "is the brooch. I don't care so very much about finding the fellow that ti><.k it. although I would like to ! Continued on -••t-unil peer. OPENING OF ATLANTIC CITY'S SPRING SEASON, WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY. Through f;int trains ti. Atlantic City via. Penn sylvania K. H. leave New York 9.55 A. M. and 2.35 P. M. week-day*. 7.58 A. M. Sundays. Special "train returning leaves Atlantic City Februury 22nd at 6.30 P. M with parlor cars, dining-car and coaches. — Advl. "". ' FIRE IX INDIANAPOLIS. Loss Eg Etthufted wA $1,000,000 — lint eh ami Station Burning. Indianapolis. Feb. 19.— Fire, which started In the large wholesale millinery house of Fahnley * Me- Crea. to-night spread to adjoining hulMlngs. ana within forty-flve minutes had completely destroyed eight building*, and is now menacing that portion of the wholesale district bounded by Mertdlan-st. *nd Georgla-st.. Jackson Place and the Union Station. Sevrrnl explosions have occurred in the A. KJefer Drug Company's warerooms. and on account of the inflammable material stored in the adjoining build- Ir.Rf. thf flre Is yet beyond control. A storm of firebrands Is falling over th» business portion of the city, and many fires are expected to result. The damage already done is estimated at over $1,000,000. Among the heaviest losers are Fahnley & Mc- Crea. wholesale milliners: the A. Kiefer Drug Company. Griffiths Brothers, wholesale milliners; Delmetsch & Co., toys and druggists* sundries; the United States Express Company's warerooms. the Savoy Hotel, the Sherman House, the St. Charles Hotel. Ex-cry fire engine in the city and outlying suburbs responded to the three general alarms. The roof of the sheds at the Union Station is on fire. RUN DOWN BY AN "AUTO." Victim's Injuries May Prove Fatal — Dodged One Vehicle. An unidentified man was struck by an auto moblle at Broadway and 47th-st. yesterday, re ceiving injuries which may result fatally. At Roosevelt Hospital it was said that he had re ceived a fracture at the base of the skull. Charles A. Ward, the driver, of No. 102 West lO&th-st., was locked up in the West 47th-st. station, charged with assault. The man was crossing Tth-ave. and Broadway at 47th-st. Two automobiles were approaching from the same 'direction. The man dodged one. and in so doing- stepped directly in front of the second, which, according to Patrolman Kerrigan, who saw it, was going; at high speed. The man fell after being struck. The occupants of the automobile immediately got out and wont to where he lay. Th.-y were James Pilkington, of Fort Washington; T. H. Shannon, a Deputy Commissioner of Highways, who gave his ad dress as the Syndicate Building, in Park Row. and Ward. The automobile was owned by Theo dore Schultx, of No. L',S4S Broadway, and, ac cording to Captain Flood. Pilkington was about to buy it. 'MIDDIE' DIES IN RANKS. S. W. Battle Drops from Heart Disease at Dinner Formation. Annapolis. Md . Feb. 10.— Midshipman Samuel Westray Battle, of the second class at the Naval Academy, a son of Surgeon Samuel W. Battle. U. S. N. (retired), of Asheville. N. C. dropped dead as the midshipmen were called to dinner formation to-day. Battle had just taken bis plnce as third petty officer of the '.M Battalion's Ninth Company when he was stricken with heart disease. He was dead when picked up by his mates. Midshipman Battle entered the academy in August, IM&, from Asheville. and was twenty one years old. He was popular with his class anl schoolmates; and stood well in his studies. He was an oarsman, and pulled stroke in last year's 'varsity eight at the academy, but did not be come a candidate for thf- crew this season. H«» was also a member of the academy bop commit tee, and was prominent socially No arrange ments have been made yet for the funeral. J. P. MORGAN GIVES $lfiOO. C. H. Mackay Makes Like Contribu tion to School Athletic League. J. Pierpr.nt Morgan and Clarence H. Mackay have made liberal gifts to the Public School Ath letic League recently. Both have sent checks for 11,000 to S. EL Guggenheim, treasurer of the league, but r« quested that their gifts be kept a secret. It is saiil that the funds of the schoolboy organization, w.itb its more than one hundred thousand members, have been greatly increased recently by generous contributions from the public spirited men of this city. The movement of the influential m^n directing the affairs "f the league toward acquiring ade quate athletic grounds is reported as taking definite shape. SO that .1 successful outcome is expected before long. TO INVADE GUATEMA LA, Report That 2JDOO Revolutionists Are Ready in Mexico, San Francisco, Feb. 10. The steamer Dende rah, from Hamburg vii central American ports, brings a report that a revolution in Guatemala Is likely in the near future. At Tapai-hula. Mex.. dose to the Guatemalan border, part of the revolutionary army Is said to be awaiting developments. <>n a big cosfte plantation at Tapachula there ;sr^ L'.'HHk men. ostensibly labor ers, but in reality suldlf s, well aimed and drilled, and r*>ady at a moment's notice to march into Guatemala ;*"'! take the nvid against Ca brera. JACOB SCHAEFER BADLY HURT. Injuries to Hand Through a Fall May Stop His Billiard Playing. fBT TIXKORAPH TO THE TRIBt ] Pittsburgh Feb. Is.— As Jacob Scha?fer. "The Wizard." was rushing for a train to-night he was perhaps put out of billiards forever through a fall on the ice. Mr. Buhaeist broke the little flngpr of his right hand and cut a long Rash across the heart of his hand which quired six stitches. The physician who treated the hand pave It as hi* opinion that It would be many months before Schaefer would be able to use a cue again. Schaefer suffered great pain as he took the train for Chicago with Mrs. Schaefer to-night. M. JUSSERAND AT WHITE HOUSE. Washington, Feb. 19.— M. Ji:ss«-rand. the French Ambassador, mad* a long call at the White House fvnlsht. He sild his visit to the President was simply ■ social on*. DR. HARPER TAKEN TO HOSPITAL. . Chicago. Feb. 19.— President Harper of the I'nl verslty of Chicago was taken to the Presbyterian Hospital to-day, where he will be prepared for the operation next Wednesday. According to the statement of the imtlent'a physicians to-night. I>r. Harper's condition remains unchanged. — • — WHY NOT SEE WASHINGTON while th* weather Is pleasant there? Pennsyl vania Railroad Tour February 21. $12.00 or Jl4.?»> rovers all expense* for three days. Detail* from C Btudds. E. P. A . No. 363 sth-ave..' New- York. —Advt. Al ruCKATS IX TERROR. THE POLICE HELPLESS. Strike Forces Russia to Order Wai Munitions Abroad. St. Petersburg. Feb. 20.— 1t has been decided that the body of Grand Duke Sergius will not be brought to St. Petersburg at present, but will be placed temporarily in » receiving vault of the cloister of the ChudofX Monastery. Th funeral ha» been set for Thursday. February 23. The body will be buried later in the Romanoff mausoleum In the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul. On account of lack of space. It was decided last year to bury only rulers of the dynasty in the old mausoleum, and a new sepul chre in the new wing of the cathedral is being built for other members of the Imperial family. This, however. Is not the only reason for the decision not to bring the grand duke's body ti the capital. Even Governor General Trepoff has recognized the fact that no precautions can fur nish absolute guarantee of safety, and at a great state funeral, where ancient custom requires that the Emperor and all of the Romanoff fam ily assemble and follow the coffin on foot, a single bomb might wipe out the dynasty. Regard for the safety of the sovereign also has led to the decision that the Emperor most not go to Moscow to attend the funeral of his uncle. It is possible that no members of the Im perial family w 111 be present on that occasion ex cept those who are now within the walls of the Kremlin. Grand Dukes Constantlne and Paul probably will represent the Emperor at the ser vice. Constantlne is personally popular, never having been prominent In the polities of the Court, and preferring to devote himself to sci ence and the arts and to his work as the head of the military academy." He went to Moscow Im mediately on receipt of the news of the assas sination of Grand Duke Sergius. So grave is the danger of a repetition of the Moscow tragedy that several of the grand dukea have not stirred from their palaces since tlia murder, and instead of going to Tsarskoe-Selo to be present at the requiem there they have at tended special services held in the chapels of their own palaces. A service also was held In the Winter Palace on account of Governor General Trepoff. who is known to be under the sentence of the fighting organization of the Social Revo lutionists, and who. as far as can be ascertained. has not left his quarters In the palace since the assassination of the grand duke. The public is greatly concerned over the Vie- . velopments of the next few days. Other terror ist crimes are generally anticipated. According to reports, many cities and towns are to a- condi tion of political ferment, and several officials have been assassinated in Southern Russia. Ac cording to a telephone message from Moscow, the students there are afraid to appear on the streets in their uniforms. In addition, the strike situation has again grown menacing, especially in the matter of the railroads. Three of the lines entering Moscow are almost completely tied up. In St. Peters burg the strike has assumed the form of a lock out, the Putiloff Iron Works, the Franco-Rus sian Works. th-» American Rubber Company and a few smaller concerns having discharged all their employes, with the notice that the works will be shut down indefinitely. There are many alarming reports regarding the action of the men. With thirty thousand or forty thousand men out of work for an indefinite period, even if no more join the ranks of the idle, rioting ami bloodshed are feared. From the attitude of the men many of the masters are convinced that they have received financial assistance from some source. The closing of the Franco-Russian and the PutilofC Works is a serious embarrassment to the government, as the former mills are occu pied exclusively In navy work and the latter in manufacturing guns and munitions for the army. Over 2.~».O0O,00O projectiles and shrapnel are being prepared at the Putiloff Works, and the government ha 3 been compelled within the last ten days to place orders in France and Germany for Sl-3.000.00> worth of munitions. At the government owned Nevsky works the Minister of Finance, M. Kokovseff, has been able to ho?d the men only by conceding everything they hay* demanded. Including the eight hour day. Th«» employers, in a letter to the Finance Min ister, squarely refuse all responsibility in set tling the labor ferment, declaring that the strike is not of economic origin, and that the nature of the men's grievances can be adjusted only by political reforms. They say that th* condi tion of industry in Russia renders yielding to the demands of the men utterly impossible. Revolutionary literature is being distributed broadcast through the capital, and Is to be picked up in offices and factories, wherever it can be scattered unobserved. These pamphlets assert that dissatisfaction is fast spreading In the army. A telegram from Svehun reports a serious riot, workmen wrecking the house .-f 8 sus pected political Informer. In the fight between the rioters and the police one of the workmen was killed, and several, including a policeman, were wounded. The suspension for three months of the news papers "Our Life" and "'Our Days." following a second warning, is ptobably equivalent to the abolition of the offending journals. The decree of suspension assigns a "dangerous tendency" to the publications, and specifies several ar ticles on popular representation, but th» owners of the papers believe that the true reason is that no expression of sorrow for the murder of Grand Duke Sergiust was printed in their Moscow dis patches, ami that there was no word of edi torial comment. Both papers, which have a large circulation among the workmen, have QUICKEST LINE TO CLEVELAND. 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