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Dominican Convention Cannot Be
Ratified tit This Session.
;from Ti-r TBiBtrNK rt'rrau.l
Wafhingto:;. March 13. — All hope of ratifying
the gaiito rvr.iir.~o protocol at this session of
(r . l ._ * h* 5 " * ri * > * ri abandoned, and .the Senate
«5« 5 re-w Kjderiag the most graceful method of
dlirjcln? <f . the matter, Several prominent
fenjitors called at the White House this morn-
Ing and dScribed the situation to the President,
rf,r; showed htm that they had not enough
votf* "* ratify the protocol and that a vote
ToaM Inevitably mean, its rejection Later,
tn *y «=a id .they had hoped that under the clr
tuni c t~.n< % es the President would, see fit. to with
draw thf; sgr-cruiPnt for the present, but ho
irade no such suggestion, and it was finally in
formally determined that action on the con
\ertio;i infest be deferred until the special ses>
r ir»n ■> h ., ■- is to be. called in the fall, and It was
*n ..i.nomu-eri from the White House.
Whfi: t!i«> Senate met at noon, however, the
leader* speared to be undetermined as to the
T"-«i equrre to be purrued. and no final decision
h»<i Uee«. ached when adjournment was taken
Isije In the afternoon. The suggestion that a
cofnmiKs'ori be sen( to Santo Domingo was men
t:*re<i to the President, but he expressed the
pplnfon that such a commission could not prop
«-Hy It appointed, and his views were concurred
iv by members of the Senate. The suggestion
th: » «un-commlttee of the Committee on For
rign Relations be sent to Santo Domingo was
rfifo-jieed. Nt found no supporters among the
RtpuMl^ari leaders. It is barely possible that a
in nliiHawi calling on the President for further
Information regarding the Dominican situation
irrfpht be adopted, but that is not likely, and the
l-idi<-f>rionp to-night are that the treaty will be
jrfrrf-'l bark trt \\\t. committee for consideration,
nnd that final adjournment will be taken this
vrek. as .soon as certain nominations can be
While the failure «f the treaty at this time,
it jrenTnlly rharged to the fact that the Demo
rrsts are united In their opposition. It Is main
t Ined In administrative circles that the Repub
lican majority In the Senate cannot be held
Hanveleiw. It is argued that »he debate on the
iirhitroiinn treaties and (heir final .amendment,
<'?!•!"■ the President's protest, only paved the
v?v for the feat of the present agreement.
v. hi;» th" d«»b.it»» on the Naval Appropriation
1 ill. in ■ '.-. h certain Republican senators dia
played hostility to the foreign policy of the .]
mfnifitration, followed by the numerous commit
i"» amendment* of the treaty, largely contrib
uted to 'ii* uriltjr with which the minority ha"
opposed the Dominican protocol. Moreover, the
BbF**nre from Washington of certain influential
h"VA*or%, includjQS some who have ' expressed
i prrovaj of thr convention^ is held to have had
?t«; efTfct. nr.<i nil combined have proved of as
ri"tKn*-f to the r><-morr.TtiV lender in solidifying
Thr . ssttion.
l.fadins Senator*, however, maintain that
•there is little ground for these conclusions.. They
insist that knowledge (hat the administration.
v-sjs prepared to «yjpatrue 'he word ":!Sip»in» (' "
?s used in the arbitration: treaties as meaning
Fnmethlng less than a treaty-- something that
iouJd he approved by the Rsecutive without the
Cdvice and Consent of the Senate — doubtless had
its effect and i-endered Senators more cautious
in their consideration of the protocol. The pre
eminent (actor la defeating the Panto Domingo
treaty, they <iecif»rc. however, has been the con
•victinn of many Senators that the Dillingham
(F»nche« "memorandum of agreement" was prl
roarny intended to be put into effect without the
approval of the Serial-. Despite the .reiterated
rations of those in a position to know,
j Dnslneni Republican Senators have asserted
th«>ir ronvirtion that this was the case, have ar-
Ct'e.d that the agreement wsis prepared in Jan
uary and ot|pa|aXed that it should go into ef
fect^od February'l. and that, without impugn
lag the sincerity of Secretary Hay, they are con
fde&i that there was an intention on the part
■vf sojiie nesponsiUe oAeials to conduct the Do
minican affair without consulting the Senate.
r.epublKans ndmit that they have Insisted on
th* accyra'.-y of this assertion in the Senate, and
Democrats declare that no other factor has been
Mi ;«oteiit In solidifying them against the proto
col as these assertions made by Republican Ben
etirs of high standing.
"vVhile the President ,and leading members of
the genate reject the idea of sending a com
mission to Santo Domingo to Investigate fiscal
conditions In that republic, , it is by no means
Improbable that the President will cause further
investigation to be made, no that he can an
tf.-ir-ate. when Congress meets 111 October, some
Of the objections that have been raised in the
trtfim session. It is possible, for instance, that
"the President may secure the services of Jacob
II- Hollander, who was selected to organize the
fißf-al •stem of Porto Rico: was afterward ap
r^ni*<i Treasurer of the inland by President
?leKJn!ey. "d was successful In that work, to
Tiak/* a. careful study of Dominican conditions,
■ he followed by recommendations as to the
cuts*- which should be pursued with a view to
extricating the republic from its financial dif
ficulties. It i* not likely, however, that the
Pref.f3f.,,t would send anything resembling a
liscion to the island for that purpose.
I If, .-.s j-erijis probable, the protocol is allowed
to repone. in the Foreign Relations Committee
Jpttl October, the Republicans will, they be
**\>\ have almost enough votes to effect ratifi
cation without Democratic assistance. The
jwjTOal political status of the Senate is fifty
f^ht Republicans and thirty-two Democrats,
«hlr>h i flows of course, for Missouri and Dela-
v *'' filling the vacancies in their representa
t!«»:. With all vacancies Wed It would require
" n '. v .'wo Democratic votes to ins-ire ratification.
* v 'n if d"» ejopments in the recess did not r«?*ul;
* ■ much larger defection from the ranks of
the opposition;
Ne-.vj-nds ollcred a resolution to-day
ca'Un? o'^ the •evident to send to the Senate,
'-*Malii i.'ifcrm.Ttion believed Jo be in the posses
■wp of th?;fitat« Department in illation to
sn affaire. The resolution was not sen.
S«sly rbpkrdered at the time, and Mr. Ner/land/s
'l*ech- advocating its adoption received s/ant
'"ttrniSon. Later hi the day it m whispered
«ut if the resolution were adopted and the
ri * mo ' r felt that all the information obtain
• We. would ht- siven- to them a defection of
ihrif or fuur Democraijc votes might result.
Thi« would ratify the treats. Leaders -of the
mincrHy, r, n the other hand, took th* position
*•;»! no information cculd be forlhromin^r which
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To-day, fair.
Tfl-mnrrow. fair: ll|fht to fi»»h «>«ith wlndn.
Lieutenant Boone Makes Dash for
Libert?/ to Draw Guards' Fire.
Vancouver Barracks, Washington, Mar. la.—
Lieutenant Francis M. Boone, who was ordered
discharged from the United States army yester
day on the charges of desertion, absence without
leave, non-payment of debts and conduct on
becominer an officer, to-day made a dash from
his guard with, it is believed, deliberate suicidal
intent, and before recapture was shot and prob
ably fatally Injured.
Boone was being conducted from the prunrd
house to the garrison hospital when, without
warning, he broke away and started id run.
He was ordered to halt, hut paid no attention to
the command, and the guards opened fire. One
bullet out of the five fired at the prisoner took
effect in the head above the right ear and passed
under th« scalp to a point above the right eye.
Another broke his collarbone. Boon? rose to
the office of lieutenant from the ranks. He is
said to belong to a wealthy New-York family,
and has a wife and child in San Francisco.
He was assigned to this post about nine months
ago. Soon after his arrival hero he loft the post
without leave; going to Seattle. On his return from
that city he was placed under arrest and ordered
to remain in quarters. This he failed to do and
.tilsappeered for. thre» months. It is said that he
went to British Columbia and returned to this
country and surrendered himself only because he
was ordered by his family In New-York to do so
<y suffer disinheritance. He returned, was con
victed hy court-martial, and yesterday the Presi
dent approved the finding* of the court. The Pres
ident's order affirming the. action of the court
martial had just . been read to Boone when he
broke away from his guard*.
Dr. Bell Falls Unconscious About
to Address Methodist Conference.
Just as he arose to address the monthly con
ference of Methodist ministers, nr No. ISO
Bth-ave.. yesterday, the Rev. Dr. Richard K.
Bell, pastor of the T"nior> Methodist Church at
Broadway and 4Rth-st.. fell to the floor oncon-
Nearly two hundred ministers were present
Dr. BelTs swoon caused much excitement. A
patrolman, who was railed, hastily summoned
an ambulam-e from New-York Hospital and the
ambulance purppon revived the clergyman, who
refused to s-o to the hospital. H<- was sent
home in care of a friend. AT. A. Oaranichael, of
No. 102 We«t 48th-st.. where he was attended
by his family physician, who diagnosed his ill
ness as acute indieestioii. The clergyman had
practically reeoveied from the nttack last niclit.
Brother of Flushing Man to Receive
$90,000 Legacy.
Ira \~. Travis, of Flushing, received yesterday
a' letter from his brother. James Travis, who
has been missing fifty-ihrte years. The letter
was written from Australia. The Travis family
are natives of Glen Cove, Long Tsland. .
In 1661 James Travis, then nineteen rears
old. ran away from home on a whaling vessel.
Nothing had been heard from him since. Twelve
years ago a wealthy relative of the family died
nnd willed each of the two brothers, Ira I", and
James. ?00,000 each. James could not be found,
and his legacy waR turned over to the State
Department. In the mean time advertisements
for the missing man were inserted in newspa
pers all over th wortrt.
The State Departmeii* also made attempts to
find him. He finally saw an advertisement In
an Australian newspaper, and he wrote to his
brother in Flushing. James Travis married an
Kngrlish girl in Australia: they have eleven
children; and have been prosperous, financially.
Irn I". Travis Is a well known man in Flushing.
He lives at Madison -a ye. and Percy-st. He \<>
a veteran of the »'ivil War. nnd was formerlj
commander of George Huntsman Post. Grand
Army of ihe Republic. He, too. ha« a large
family. The James Travis legacy of fOO.OOO,
which has be.^n drawing interest for twelve
years, now amount*? to nearly double that sum.
Congressman Says We Must to
Avoid W ar with Japan.
Dcs Moines. March 18.— The I'iiit-d States
will he forced to take its choice between spllkik
the Philippines to Japan an«l lighting a war for
them, declared Congressman John A. Hull, .fust
home from Washington. < "ongressman Hull de
clares his view is that of the best informed peo
ple in Washington, and that war may come very
soon after the conclusion of hostilities between
Russia and Japan.
Continuing. Congressman Hull said:
It is in line with the new Japanese Idea of
•'Asia for the Asiatics." They are becoming
the most enthusiastic Jingoes In the uoild. nnd
are confident of their ability to defeat my other
nation. And BO wonder, either. Our only
aafety. if we ire determined to stay in the
Philippines, is to have a navy powerful ■ no ugh
to make war wi.h the United States plainly folly
for th n Japanese. We must be able to zwec-ii
th<- IfUtKdo'a fleet from the Pacific, if necessary;
otherwise, fighting at long range, just a.« Russia
la doing, we would never !>e able to land troops
in the ifi :n<ls. Tlv^ Japanese, of course, would
prefer to t,. friendly aboul it and buy the Isl
ands. But we may as well understand that if
we are not willing to sell th>v will soon fiml pr>-
teM for n oufirrel and .!i attempt will he m:ide
to seize the islands.
Plan to Have Him Presiding Justice
in Appellate Division.
A '.juiet movement has been started to obtain
the nomination of Alton B. Parker. ex-ChJef
Judg" of the Court of Appeals, for Justice of
tlie Appellate Division of the Supreme Court this
fall. The friends who at< urging this step de
plre that h«» be nominated by the Democrats and
iiniorpf-d by the Republicans or the fusion move
ment. The idea, .in his frieti<ls point out, is to
i estore him t" the bench.
In case he should l>e elected to the Appellate
Division, It will be urged that in- be designated
an Presiding Justice. This would restore him
to a position such as he held when he resigned
to run for the Presidency. The salary of the
Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division in
larger than that of Chief Judge of the Court of
Appeals, and hir. friends hope that ex-Judge
Parker will reach this place, inasmuch as Jus
tice Van Brunt's term expires this year.
Cranm be rx<*eller| for the sick
!». T Pewey A Sorn Co , MS Kiilt-.n St. New York.
- AdvU
Patrons of Alleged Poolroom Try
to Jump from Window*.
Commissioner McAdoo'a personal detectives
raided an alleged poolroom in an apartment
house In West 01-st. yesterday, which, the po
lice declare, was patronised almost exclusively
by women, some of them being the wives of
wealthy men. The alleged proprietor was taken
In the raid. A woman detective got the evi
At FV.ii.-e Headquarters last night ii ,v;rs saiiT
that the raid was made over the h-ad '>f Poll- ■:•
Inspector McT.aughlin. In charge of the Fourtn
Inspection District, and Police Captain Flood, of
the west 47tn-st. station, in whose precinct the
house stanris. Frederick Hush, a salesman, of
No. ~fJO West 42d-st.. was the solitary prisoner.
Bush was charged with keeping and n..iinmin-
Ing s gambling house, havhig in his possession
gambling paraphernalia and trying to bribe an
The police H«ar«» that su<*h-a li<m; we./ b«?ir«
conducted at' Lenox-ave. and 14r>th-st., the i In
formant being the husband of one of the women
who i« said to have "dropped a bunch of
money." About that time the outfit changed Its
location. Then Miss H. K. Lewis, a detective,
learned by visiting Shanley's. at 42d-st. and
Broadway! that a number of the women whom
she had seen going to the Harlem apartments
were •'drilling" across 4'Jd-st. On Wednesday
of last week Miss Lewis trailed two well dressed
women to the house. After some difficulty she
got at Bush and persuaded him to take her
bets. Rush told her it cost him $1,300 not long
ago to have a case "put in a pigeon-hole down
town." "I can't afford to be interfered with," he
added, "because. l've got millionaires' wives call
ing at my place.*'
The visitors all wore women of evident refine
ment and wealth, wearing Luxurious clothes,
Miss Lewis said, and an abundance of diamonds
They came in cabs and automobiles oiid always
left them in Bth-ave. Miss Lewis became well
acquainted with POme of the women in the
Yesterday afternoon at a late hour Sergeant
loggers, with Roundsman Costlgan and Detec
tives Seligroan, Evans, Wychman, McEJntee and
Mlnogue. went to the bouse after ii rendezvous
near by. Miss Lewis waited for the party across
the street. Unnoticed th°y gained the first floor
landing, and went Quickly upstairs to the sec
ond floor. 111 1 was necessary for the police to
break down two doors on the way. Once in
side the seven room apartment a scene of con
fupion met their gaze. Women screaming and
crying were darting hero and there trying Jo
escape, and as quickly us possible the front
and rear windows were guarded.
Kight women were grouped about the roulette
taHe. on which veer* a number of checks calling
for .s2l". and S.".:>. with poker chips. The tele
phone bell was ringing incessantly. In the ex
citement one elderly woman, wearing gold
rimmed spectacles, who acted as chaperon to
a pretty and stylishly dressed miss of about
nineteen, asked of Sergeant Eggers, pointing to
a. card of the races:
"Whai did you say was th° price of this
One woman of about thirty- five made fi des
perate effort . to jump out of the front window.
Detective Evans grabbed Mis Curtis and walked
her away from the window. The woman is said
to be the wife of a wealthy man of this city
and known In society.
After the excitement had passed the women
■were "lined up" and their names taken. Be
fore the women were allowed to go they were
obliged to give their right names and addresses
and prove their assertions.
Detective MinogtKi says that at !he moment
of greatest exdtemeni Hush called him aside
and said:
"Turn these cvomen out now. and whet, this
case is 'Hll^.i iii the niornlog turn it out before
;h<» magistrate. Here's something for "being
good.' "
Mtnogue received a roll of bills amounting to
£."io. he said. He took the money while two
other detectives were watching him.
A crowd of theatregoers were attracted from
nearby theatres, and soon HM-st. was almost
impassable. Detective Herges tH Bggers .isk.-.i
Captain F10.., i to send snmnd the patrol wagon
with the reserves, and shortly twenty police
men were scattering the crowd.
Springfield, March 15.— Thomas B. Pepper, the
multi-millionaire whiskey manufacturer, whose
home i-« In Lexington, K>.. and Miss Grace Apple
by, of Providence. K. 1.. daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry \i'|ii.t'.v were married here this evening In
tlio parlors "pi the Arrfi.de> Hotel. . '
Mr. Pepper is fifty-nine years of . age and his
hrtii'- iW'iit> -.line years. , • ■
ill-- rr«i from li-re- to Providence.
Six-day trip In CM Point Comfort. Richmond ami
Washington. March £>. via Pennsylvania Railroad
Rate, covering necessurj cM-enee*. J08.00.-(Advi.
Women in Terror Horses Stam
pede — Bad Wiring to Blame.
Fire due to bad wiring broke out among the
life preservers on the ferryboat Kentucky, run
ning between Greenpoint and 10th-st., • East
River. !n midstream yesterday afternoon. The
blaze started in the men's cabin. For more than
ten minutes there was almost a panic among the
women and children. Dense stroke poured from
the boat, and for a time it looked as If serious
**lariitr^> might be done. On board were twelve
-teams of horses which stampeded. The. drivers
had considerable difficulty in quieting them.
When the boat reached Manhattan the pas
sengers were warned not to speak of the fire.
Deckhands cleaned up all evidences of the blaze
before the passengers were allowed aboard for
the return trip.
There, wers about forty women and children
aboar*. the majority on the forward deck when
the rtre brokrt ou*. In the men's cabin and on
t\- do;.V- - ihout thirty men. < ,TU<a4ipat "tftu*;
al/out^oij&oslv^ i?th-sf". s >Tv : bPii smoke was saen
issuing from under the seat-. ' Before any one
could reach the spot dense volumes poured out
on the forward deck. D^ctchand.s and men
rushed into the cabin and opened the compart
ments. They found that many of the life pre
servers were burning. Many of tha women saw
the smoke, and their cries were soon taken up
by the others, who rushed wildly back and forth
through the cabins. Deckhands pulled out the
* burning preservers and pails of water were
thmwiV on the flames. After about eight min
utes' fight the burning canvas was pulled out
and the blaze extinguished.
No report of the fire was made to the police.
The beat is owne.i by the New-York and Brook
lyn Ferry Company. No statement could be
obtained last night from the officials or the
Loom* Stays in State Department
Most of This Administration.
Washington, March 15. — David K. Thompson.
United States Ambassador to Rrazil, will suc
ceed Edwin 11. Conner as Ambnssado- to Mcx •
ICO when the. latter retires from public office.
Thta may be asserted on the highest authority.
aa may the further fact that Francis B. Ivoomis,
Assistant Secretary of State, will continue to
fil 1 hie present place throughout the greater por
tion of the present administration, although It
is probable that lie will be selected for a d;p!o
matic post of importance before the close of
President Roosevelt'! term.
It may be added that no friction of any char
acter exists in the State Department, that Mr.
l.oomis's trip to tb^ West is taken for the pur
pose of attending to some property Interests he
has there, and that his health is satisfactory.
It is probable that Secretary Hay will take an
ocean voytoge for rest and recreation in the
'•omir.K summer, which will render Mr. Loomis's
presence in Washington important, so there is
no possibility of his being rewarded for his
eminently satisfactory services with a foreign
post at the present time .Vor is it likely that
he wil| go abroad on a diplomatic mission for
;i year or two, although that he wilt do so
eventually se.-nis assured.
Honduras Lottery Tickets Seized by
Customs Official.
Mobil.., March IS.— Collector of Customs Teb
i>etts :i( UM Mobile district, to-day seized a
million lii-k'tp of a lottery company, and at the
same time gave not!«-«> to (Jeneral W. C. Cabell
and w. Baltumet and Ja»nes Ray. al
leged officials of the company, to appear at his
office. The Collector refused to discuss the mat
ter. !! > 1111 1 1 it is known that the seizure is the re
sult ->f correspondence that has been going on
me time with VTashtafton, The tickets
were on board the steamer Hiram, which
brought the all-Red officials of the company
from Honduras
Washington., March !.">. -The Secretary of the
Treasury to-day received a telegram from "Will
iam F. Tebhetts, Collector of Customs at Mobile,
Ala., slating in substance that during the in
spection of the baggage on board the Nor
wegian steamship Hiram, from Puerto Cortez,
Honduras, there were found lottery tickets, a
statement of prizes, list of drawings, trial bal
m--.■. ■ sheet, newspaper advertisements and cor
respondent-* of a lottery company. In reply to a
request for Instructions), the Collector has been
directed to seize -the articles and proceed under
Section. IS of the i. sent tariff art, which de
tails the method of judicial procedure.
After nil USHER'S, th» Scotch that mad* the
high!.,. ll famous. li la the best.— Ailvt.
Talk of Kidnapping to Change Vote
— Pea hod jf to Resign if Chosen.
Denver. Man I, W - Thp Colorado UglslStniS
is so badl> divided over the OawsrnoraMp that
it is difficult to make a forecast of its proba
ble action, but the indications to-night are that
Peabody will to-morrow be declared the duly
elected governor. th*t he will resisrn tii* otnc»
within ten minute* aft^t b^> Is tosjtaMed in it.
and that Lieutenant Governor McDonald srtll
fill out the term.
It Is not certain that enough or the insur
gent Republicans off the joint assembly < ;in be
whipped Into line to encompass ?h:* result, but
the most conservative insiders who hive bSSB
at the Capitol since the session opened l>elieve
this programme will be carried out. The leader
of the insurgents Is W. H. (Jrifnth. editor of a
Cripple Creek paper and one of Peal>ody's
strongest supporters up to February 1. He sud
denly changed front after the investigation be
gan, bribery being fre"!y charged by thn regu
The air is full of rumors or kidnapping of both
Democrats and Republicans, to be done before
to-morrow's joint session, and it is als<> said that
not only the lepislarors but the leaders outside
in both parties are carrying arms and in hourly
expectation of br-ing compelled to use them.
Accountant Dies from Fractured
Skull— Coroner to Investigate.
Alderman W. Nunn. an expert accountant,
who for the last six weeks has been undergoing
Christian Science treatment for a fracture of the
ekull. died last night at his home. No. fiS Put
ram-ave., Brooklyn. On January 27 Nunn was
struck by the locomotive of a Long Island rail
way train at Atlantic and Franklin ayes.
After the accident Nunn was removed to «.
Mary's Hospital, where he remained under
treatment for about two week?. Then his wife
insisted on taking him home and treating him
according to the Christian Science methods. On
March 1' Coroner Flaherty called at the Nunn
home to ask about this treatment. Mrs. Nunn
refused to call in f> physician. She sn id her
husband was being treated "in a spirit of entire
dependence on Ood,'" according to the methods
and teachings of Mrs. Eddy; that he had all he
required and that he was constantly improving:.
Dr. Charles E. Phillips, of the Coroners office.
was sent to Nunn's home a few weeks after the
accident. He said that the mans skull had
healed, but rha f Nunn was suffering from n- art
trouble and melancholia, and that his condition
was serious. .As there wa? no Immediate danger
of death, the Coroner found he had no authority
in the case. The District Attorney advised him
to call the attention of the Department of
Health in Brooklyn to the case. This* the Coro
ner did.
Dr. T. L. Fogarty. the sanitary superintendent,
couki find nothing in the law which would war
rant his Interference, so did not do anything.
Coroner Flaherty has instructed Drs. Hor
tung and Phillips to perform an autopsy. If it
appears that Nunn died from neglect the Coro
ner will call the attention of the District At
torney to th-'* case.
tfOVSE for ztrss ( RorsE.
Buys West Find are. Residence with
Inheritance Monet/.
Miss Dorothea Rdgarita CIUUSe yesterday bought
through Richard M. Montgomery for her own occu
pancy No. 325 West End-aye., a four story modern
brownstone dwelling house, on a lot 3axloo feet.
The price was a little l«>ss than $73,000. In Novem
ber. 1*0?, her father. Edwin Edgar Crouse. died,
leaving to his heirs about $.VKX>.©OO. Her share
from the estate was about J1.000.000 in personal
property-, which is held In trust for her by the
New- York Trust Company. She receives now about
$12,500 each year for living expenses. An applica
tion was made to the courts some months ago to
use $100,000 of the trust fund to buy a house In this
city. The purchase made yesterday was with part
of the money set aside from the trust fund for that
Miss Crouse is seventeen years old. She was
born in England, and was educated in Germany
and England.
The. West End-ay«». house was built about ten
years ago for Samuel F. Paul, who has occupied
It since then. ,
Rochester Institution to Divide with
Hamilton Estate.
Rochester, March Announcement has heen
made that by the will of John J. Jones, of Orange.
N. J.. a member of the New- York State Baptist
Union, whose death occurred last November, the.
Rochester Theological Seminary receives a bequest,
which, it is now believed, amounts close to $700,000.
According to the provisions of the will the residue
remaining' after all other bequests had been sub
tracted, was to be equally divided between the
Hamilton Seminary and the local institution.
What Mr. .lones was worth at the time of his
death was known to only a few persons, but. In
view of his largf. gifts to many other institutions, It
was generally believed that the share of Rochester
and Hamilton seminaries would be comparatively
small. Th« value of his residuary estate was vari
ously estimated at from MMM to COO.OOO. It now
transpires, however, that th>- amount to be divided
between the two Institutions will reach at least
$1,000000. and many of those best informed as to
Mr. Jones's estate place the sum nt $1 .400,000.
The local seminary i* also in receipt of other
gifts to the amount of nearly $300,000. bringing the
total bequest* and gifts for the year up to $l.'X»>.ooo.
It was also announced that John D. Rockefeller
had given the seminary $75,000. contingent upon the
institution raising a like amount.
Szcindler. Resembling Louis Stulz,
Jr.. Passes Worthless Checks.
The police of Williamsburg are looking for a
clever swindler who lai>t week duped many
merchants out of large sums through his close
resemblance to I«ouis Stulz. Jr.. the son of the
wealthy pc»-K packer of Broadway and Ellery
st. So closely a«.?» the imposter resemble Mr.
Htulz that Intimate friends of the tatte* are
among those who have be.;i victimised.
The swindler displayed «n intimate knowledge
of Mr. Stulzs business and family affair*
Among the persons he \ [sited and gave bosjas
checks to was a real esta^> S> sjss in Jamaica.
From him he bought a house and then tried to
get ii large check cashed. The real
dealer put him off for a day. and the young
■ nan didn t appear again.
The double of Mr. Stulz was. however, suc
cessful In several Instances. He bought a
wagon for 9280 and received $50 In cash on a
$n(H) check. He also purchased a phonograph
for $47 and received the difference on a #7."»
check. He had letterheads of the firm of Louis
Stulz & Sons.
II trains a da* to Buffalo, U to Chicago, 10 to
Niagara Falls. ? to Cleveland, i to Detroit, „ to Cin
cinnati nnd 3 in Si l/oui*. New York Central Lines.
-A.m. *«sisfcaEߣSssx- .-•
Oyamn Said to Have Occupied Posi
tion Earhj To-Daji.
Xeu-c i>u i;i<v. March 18. -The
Japanese occupied Tie Pas* on
Wednesday at midnight.
Two sharp actions wrrr fought on
Tuesday, the Japanese attacking the Rus
sian centre and right. They were re
pulsed in the former fight, leaving, accord
ing to General Kuropatkin. a thousand
dead on the field.
There are indications that General
Kuropatkin has been sending ni* troops
northward as rapidly as possible. The
censor's office has been moved above Tie
Pass, provisions are scarce and the com
mander in chief reports activity- in train
Twenty-six Japanese warships hays
reached the region near Singapore.
A Thousand Killed in Action South
nf Tie Pass.
San-Tou Pu. March 13. — TheTw was a sangui
nary action on March 14 on the centre advanced
line of the Russian army, eight miles south of
Tie Pass The Russians repulsed the attack, sad
eve:, made a small advance through a thousand
corpses nf Japanese.
A large- Russian force was advanced on the
right flank, where General Mlstchenko, who has
taken command of his detachment, though his
wound has not yet healed, is holding" th« Japan
ese in check. The. Russian troops have regained
their normal spirits and fought cheerfully.
The office of the censor has been moved to
Sar.-Tou-Fu. eight miles north of Tie Pass. *m
existence at Tie Pass for civilians Is almost hr
possible. Practically alt the newspaper corre
spondents have started for Harbin. For sev
eral nights Th* Associated Press correspondent
has slept without covering on the frosty ground,
and for two d.iv* he had nothing to eat. Hfs
linen and personal effects were lost In a stam
pede on tne retreat from Moukd^n.
St. Petersburg. : Match ->n,er.ai K>'rnrj»>
kin. In a' dispatch dated March 14 says:
A fierce Japanese attack on the centre of our
positions at the Fan River has been repulss»<l.
More than- a thousand corpses remain in front
of our positions.
According to Chines* reports, th* Governor of
Moukden gave a dinner In honor of th» Japan
ese generals after their triumphal entry into'
the city, and a Russian correspondent telegraphs
that with th«> occupation of Moukden by tn«
Japanese Russia's prestige. with the Chinese has
been utterly destroyed. The correspondent say*.
that even a great victory would not restore
Russia to the place In th«» estimation of th«
Chinese which she h*ld a year ago.
It is rumored that an order for another gem
eral mobilization* is being prepared, and that a
new army will be forwarded to Manchuria, as
fast as possible by railway and the summer
steamer service.
There was a report on the Bourse to-day that
General Llnevitch had cut off and surrounded
two divisions of General NogTs which wvr«
marching north to the west of Tie Pass.
Japanese Fleet Sighted Twenty
Miles from Singapore.
London, March to. — A dispatch to Lloyd*,
dated Singapore 6 p. m., nays the British
steamer Hongwan 1 reports having passed
twenty-two Japanese warships off Horsburgh.
twenty miles east of Singapore.. at the entrance
to the Straits, of Malacca.
Singapore. March 15.— The Japsmeso emsMSS)
Ka«agl and Chitose and the auxiliary uulbjisj
Yawata and America arrived here to-day.
London. March 16.— The appearance at Ties-
Admiral TogoTs fleet in the track that wooM
be used In any attempt by Admiral .
Rojestvensky to make for Vladivostok Is con
sidered here the most interesting news of. th«
day. It is not known whether Vice- Admiral
Togo is with the fleet. According to "Tb«
Dally Mail's" correspondent at Singapore, win
visited the fleet, the officers were unusually ret
icent. Two Japanese officers landed and con
ferred with the Japanese Consul, and it wan
understood by tho correspondent that the
squadron would shortly sail again, as it required
nothing. The presumption here Is that Vice-
Admiral Togo acquired some information con
cerning Rojestvensky's intended movements.
So far a* known in London. Rojestvensky*s
squadron Is still off the coast of Madagascar, but
as the ice in the harbor of Vladivostok is be
ginning to melt, the Russian admiral must soon
make a decision either to dash for Vladivostok
or return to Russia. Naval experts here belter*
that Togo will not come much further in quest
of the Baltic squadron, on the ground that he
cannot afford to run unnecessary risks.
The Russian volunteer cruiser Kostroma, con
verted into a Red Cross ship, passed the Boa
porus yesterday, on the way to Join Admiral
Kuropatkin May Re Moving All His
Force* to Harbin.
m Petersburg. March I.\— Prince Hilknff. th»
Minister of Railway!", Mid to-day that he had
received yesterday a te'egrara from General
Kuropatkin which indicated that the Russian.

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