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*the city for Tie Pass on horseback on March S.
his staff following: by train the next day.
On March 10 Cossacke began looting in Mouk
den. and. maddened with drink, committed the
■wildest excesses and robberies and killed many
civilians.
The Russians* retreat from Moukden station
•was -well executed until It was discovered that
the cordon of Japanese in the rear, two and one
half miles from town, was nearly complete,
when the retirement became a flight.
The Russian left army, comprising some 180,-
X»3 men. according to the same dispatch, was
cut off by the Japanese, but by forced marches
from Fu-Shun and Tur.g-Fu by way of La-
Chia-Tun, TVa-Yano- Cheng and Sun-Chia-Ti, Is
said to have executed splendidly a Junction with
the main body at Tie Pass In three days.
The correspondent at ToMo of "The Dally
Telegraph" learns that the Japanese left army
advanced toward Moukden at flying speed, and
In the last four days covered respectively
thirty, ihirty-nve. twenty and fifteen miles. One
force -was sent specially to search for General
Kuropatkin and his staff, but they had already
srone.
EXTENT OF THE VICTORY.
Russians' Brave Stand — Burning
Bodies — 700. Men in Action.
-\Vith the Japanese I>ft Armies. March 10.—
The Japanese occupation of Moukden completes
the serious defeat of General Kuropat kin's ar
mies. It is as yet impossible to say whether the
victory is decisive enough to end the war, but
the belief prevailing in these armies is that it
will hasten the conclusion of peace. The Rus
sian losses have been very heavy. Although
the figures have not been reported, it is believed
that they v. ill reach nearly 100.000. The Jap
anese also lost heavily, perhaps half as many
as the Russians.
The flanking movement of the left armies was
Buccessful in every detail. The resistance of the
lluFSians in the villages northwest of the angle
formed by the railroad and the Hun River was
most determined to the very last, and many of
the Japanese attacks were unsuccessful. The
villages were strongly defended, the Russians
having at some places three Hne3 of trenches
and several ditches, while they used many ma
chine guns. Hundreds of lives were sacrificed
In attempts to capture them.
Thousands o; dead were left on the field, and
this evening great fires are burning' in all direc
tions v.hera the cremations are going on.
The Japanese take the long expected occupa
tion of Moukden philosophically. They are de-
Jlghted over the successful outcome of the
operations, but they have too much hard work
tohead to give them time for celebrations.
The Russians in all directions fought splen
didly, making desperate stands and holding
their positions until forced out by the flanking
movement. The holding of the villages in the
cingle against General Oku's army was particu
larly valuable, as it allowed the main force
along the Shakhe time to retire in good order.
The destruction of the railroad bridge across
the Hun River probably will interfere greatly
with the Japanese use of the railway to bring
«ip supplies. This is the first time the Russians
have attempted to destroy the railroad.
The Japanese captured enormous quantities
of supplies and ammunition at various places,
and it is believed that the retreating Russians
carried off only a small quantity.
A conservative estimate places the forces
cirtually engaged in the fighting at three hun
dred and fifty thousand on each side, and the
total number of men on both sides at more than
em million.
The whole movement was so extensive and
Co quietly carried out that details cannot be
obtained.
r A BOMB IN THE CAPITAL.
Explosion Near Pobiedonostseff's
Horne — No One Hurt.
I/O!Hlon, March 17— A dispatch from St.
Petersburg to a news agency reports that late
|a?t right a bomb exploded on the tramway
line rlosa to the residence of M. Pobiedonost
•eff, procurator general of ihe Holy Synod.
>Tr> one was injured.
TERRORIST THREATS.
'Army Stores at Moscow in Danger
— The Liberals Active.
St. Petersburg, March 17.— Considerable alarm
has been caused here and at Moscow by the
receipt of anonymous letters announcing the
Intention to blow up public buildings. The
threat as to Moscow applied particularly to the
depots of army store 3 destined for Manchuria.
The action of the Moscow Corn Exchange in
voting an address to the Emperor on the sub
ject of his recent rescript shows the extent of
the Liberal movement, only two of the forty
' Fix members present raising a timid voice
agalnst the address, which contained a refer
ence to "liberating the people." Even these
two later signed the address.
THE MIKADO'S MESSAGE.
{Thanks the Armies and Expects
Even Greater Exertions.
Tokio, Mai eh 10. — The Emperor of Japan has
Kent the following message to his victorious
Marchurian armies:
■M autumn the enemy erei led strong de
forces around Moukden, held the district with
a superior fore« and wu confident of victory.
Our Manchurian armies, however, forestalling
the enemy, boldly and vigorously assumed the
offenHive.and after strenuously fighting for more
than ten days and nights, through snow and
biting wind, defeated their strong foe. driving
him to Tie Pass, taking tens of thousands of
prisoners. a.nd otherwise Inflicting eerious in
juries.
By this signal victory our Manchurian armies
have enhanced the military prestige of our
country at home and abroad. We are deeply
gratified by the courage and endurance with
which our officers and men have been able to
achieve such a great Mirer—, and we look to
you for even greater exertions in the future.
VLADIVOSTOK'S NEW COMMANDER.
St Petersburg. March IC— General Kazibee
ha* been appointed commander In chief of the
forces at Vladivostok. M. Bobrinsky succeeds
Count Vorontßoff-Dashkoff as president of the
organizing committee of the Red Cross.
*ARR°W
H QUARTER S'ZC
18 CCNT6 EACH; 2 FOR 25 CENTS
CLUETT, PEABODY &. CO..
RUSSIA'S TASIf HOPELESS
'ARMY NEEDED 'AT HOME.
AH Poland Ready to Rise—Martial
Law in Caucasus.
Warsaw. March 16— One of the highest offi
cials in Poland, in the course of a conversation
to-day, said:
It is all very well to talk of cont nuing the
war. but with no leaders, no generals, -sol
diers, no guns and with the theatre of war so
far away we are unable to transport troops
quickly, the war now appears to be enaea.
It Is true we have soldiers in the ' «"Pj!*» . b "'
It is impossible to withdraw them from Central
and Southern Russia to Manchuria while the
disturbances continue. All is quiet in P^and
now, but let orders for mobilization be given
and we shall have a revolution.
Tiflis. March 16.— Martial law has b*en de
clared in the Ozurgetl and Senakh districts. In
the government of Kutais. and also at Kln
tryschi, in the government of Batoum.
St. Petersburg, March 16.— The zemstvos and
doumas through Russia, are taking advantage
of the imperial ukase issued simultaneously
with the rescript, conferring upon "individuals
and institutions" the right freely to send peti
tions to the Emperor through the committee of
Ministers on all questions affecting the welfare
of the empire, to demand representation upon
the commission- which is elaborating the re
script. The importance of the ukase, which
was largely overlooked at the time, has now
become a powerful weapon in the bands of the
Liberals, who contend that it necessarily car
ries with it a complete guarantee of freedom of
speech and assembly, without which the right
to offer petitions on general questions would
necessarily he a farce, and also freedom of the
press for the discussion of such questions.
The popular bodies now intend, in order to
force a test of the government's sincerity,
openly to organize clubs for the purpose of de
bating political questions. The Moscow and fit.
Petersburg zemstvos have already voted strong
resolutions demanding 1 representation on the
rescript commission.
GERMAN LOAN TO JAPAN.
Bankers Said To Be Favorably
Considering Proposal.
Berlin, March 17.— The "Lokal-Anzeiger" «ays
Japan 1b sounding German financiers witii
reference to placing a Japanese loan on the
German market. The results of the interchange
of views are not yet known, but It is not Im
probable, the "Lokal-Anzeiger" says, that
bankers will agree to accept Japan's offer. The
conferences so far have been merely pre
liminary.
A RACE TO THE SUNGARI.
British Believe Russians Will Make
for Harbin — The Loan.
London, March 17.— An unconfirmed report
from St. Petersburg states that General Kuro
patkin will retreat, not to Harbin, but to Kirin
and Vladivostok. This, however, is regarded
here as improbable, and the ensuing fortnight
is expected to witness a keen race between the
Russians and Japanese for the great railway
bridge over the Sungari River, as it is believeu
that after Tie Pass there is no fortified place
of sufficient strength at which to make a stand
until the Russians reach Harbin. If Kuropat
kin should be able to make a successful retire
ment thither it if thought that he would be
able to add ?ome fifty thousand fresh troops
to his exhausted army.
A question discussed here 1b the possibility of
Russia evacuating Vladivostok and concentrat
ing its garrisons at Harbin.
Various reports giving the alleged terms on
which Russia has obtained a loan through the
French syndicate are current here and on the
Continent. These reports are conflicting In de
tails, but agree that the loan is for a short
term; that the amount is about $125,000,000
and the rate about 90.
KING EDWARD INDISPOSED.
Prinoe of Wales Keceives in. Behalf of His
Royal Father.
London. March 16.— King Edward is suffering
from a slight cold, and consequently the Prince of
Wales in behalf of his majesty held to-day's
levee at St. James Palace. The function was not
largely attended The American Embassy was
represented by Secretary John Riagely Carter, Sec
ond Secretary Craig W. Wadjsworth and William
Phillips, private secretary to Ambassador Choate.
The King's Indisposition, it la asserted at Buck
ing-ham Palace, is trivial. He received Foreign
Secretary Lansdowne, the Brazilian Minister and
others in audience this morning, but it was con
sidered advisable that he should remain indors for
a day or two.
SCHOONER BLOCKS D., I. AND W.
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Sticks in Passaic Drawbridge — Traffic Held
Up Two Hours.
Newark. N. J., March 16 (Special).— A schooner
got stuck in th«j draw of the bridge of the Lacka
wanna railroad across the Passaic at 6 o'clock
to-night, and stopped traffic on the road for two
hours. The schooner was finally hauled out by
a tug.
LONGACRE ELECTROLIERS PRESENTED.
Gift of William C. Muschenheim and Others
Unveiled Yesterday.
The two big bronze electroliers, presented to the
city by William C. Muschenheim and others, in
Longacre Square, were unveiled yesterday after
noon. Among those present at the ceremony were
Mr. and 'Mrs. Calvin Tomkina, Mr. and Mrs. F.
S. lamb, Charles V. Fomes, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
erick Crowninshield*, Borough President Haffon,
John D. Olmmlns. Dr. Darlington, TV. C. Muschen
heim and Mr. and Mrs. John De Witt Warner.
The presentation speech was made by Mr. Tom
king, and Mr. Fornes responded en behalf of the
city. Frederio S. Lamb and several others made
brief addresses. Mr. Lamb said, in part:
The electroliers Just presented to the, city are
among the first gifts from private sources for
Pimple fixtures. Buildings have been endowed
libraries built, great public monuments created, but
this la one of the first efforts toward the better
ment of the simple fixtures of the city.
GRAND JURY HEARS DEFENCE.
(.■■'.- ________
Refuses to Indict Man Charged with Murder
— Goff Discharges Him.
For the first time on record in New-York County
the grand Jury yesterday heard the defence of a
man accused of murder and then refused to indict
him. this action leading to his discharge from cus
tody The man is David Kramer, of No. 425 East
Wd-m. who on P«cember 22 killed hla brother-In
i A , brahain Mayer, in a ealoon at No. 205 West
x!^ r . a r' I<? r.,2 al « h " ha ' I , been >» partnership with
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K^mJ^- m S U& , r J el S ni **•*>■*«■ flrew a revolver
Kramer said he th«-n dr«w a pInUA and mh<n M&ver
in «-lf-def«nc« Eighteen wifiSiisTf the BhootV '
corroborated Kramer's testimony "fiooun*
, '5i ft * 1 " £ * *frand Jury announced the refusal to
indict, Kramer was t»k b«ror« IlwUrrW doti
w ho merely looked at him iumi siild -y,,.i H rn di"
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isfsßW-YOBIC DAILY TRIBUNE, FRIDAY. MABCH IT. 1906.
FUTURE OF PHILIPPINES.
TAFT STATES THE POLICY.
Indefinite Retention for Purposes of
Development.
Washington, March 16.— 1n order to allay any
misapprehension relative to the policy of the
administration with respect to the future of the
Philippines, Secretary Taft to-day made public
the text of a letter he wrote to John N. Blair,
of New- York, bearing directly on that subject.
The Secretary says plainly that the policy of
the administration is the indefinite retention of
the Philippines "for the purpose of developing
the prosperity and the self-governing capacity
of the Filipino people." What shall be done
when they have reached a condition where they
can safely be trusted with their own govern
ment, the Secretary believes to be a question
which doubtless will have to be settled by an
other generation. Mr. Taft's letter follows:
March 16, 1905.
My Dear Sir: 1 have your letter of March 7.
in which you say that a commonly reported
interpretation of my remarks before tn f " ou^ e
Committee on Ways and Means is that it is tne
purpose of the administration to give inde
pendence to the Filipinos within the next four
years, and that this produces great timldity
about investments hi the Philippines, growing:
in great part out of the undercurrent of doubt
as to what the future of those islands! is to be.
In reply I beg to say that I cannot prevent
misconstruction of my remarks except by re
peating to you what I actually think In regard
to the matter.
THB POIJCY OF THE ADMINISTRATION IS THE
INDEFINITE RETENTION OF THE . PIIILII'PINE
ISLANDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEVELOPING
THE PROSPERITY AM) THE SELF-GOVKRNING
CAPACITY OF THE FILIPINO PEOPLE. THE
POLICY RESTS ON THE CONVICTION THAT THE
PEOPLE ARE NOT NOW CAPABLE OF SELF
UOVERNMENT. AND WILL NOT BE FOR A LONG
PERIOD OF TIME; CERTAINLY NOT FOR A GEN
ERATION. AND PROBABLY NOT FOR A LONGER
PERIOD THAN THAT. AND THAT UNTIL THEY
ARE READY FOR SELF-GOVERNMENT IT WOULD
BE A VIOLATION OF TRUST FOR THE UNITED
STATES TO ABANDON THE ISLANDS.
The question as to the future, however, is
one wholly of conjecture. The important fact
Js the present policy, which 16 that of the in
definite retention of the islands. What shall
be done in the future, when the people have
reached a condition where they can be safely
trusted with their own government. Is a ques
tion which will doubtless have to be settled by
another generation than the present, both of
the American and of the Philippine people, to
whose wisdom and generosity we may safely
trust the solution of the problem. Should the
Philippine people, when fit for self-government,
demand independence, I should be strongly in
favor of giving it to them, and I have no doubt
that the American people of the next generation
would be of the same opinion.
I think it much more likely, however, that
after the Filipino people shall have been as
sociated with the American people for a gen
eration or more, and shall have tasted the pros
perity they will find behind the national tariff,
wall, they will prefer a relation to America like
that of Canada or Australia to England to one
of absolute independence. Very respectfully
yours, WILLIAM H. TAFT.
JEER AT M'ADOO.
McCarren Men Raise Tumult at
Brooklyn Dinner.
When Commissioner McAdoo began to talk
about Dolice conditions in Brooklyn last night
at the dinner of St. Patrick's Society at the
Pouch Mansion he stirred up apparently a raw
political situation. Interrupting his speech,
friends of Henry F. Haggerty, whom the Com
misioner removed from his place \? deputy
commissioner, demanded in agprressivo tones
the reason for that action. Others Joined in
with shouts of "Put 'em out; throw 'em down
etairHl" Dinner decorum was lost in a flood of
angry taunts and bitter replies, until the cooler
heads managed to quiet the enraged politicians.
Commissioner McAdoo said that he was sup
posed to be a man who thought no rights should
appertain to any Brooklyn citizen. That was a
mistake, said he, for he wanted Brooklyn to have
as good things as Manhattan, and intended to
give a good police administration there. He
asked if the people really thought the force was
as rotten as they said it was. Loud cries of
"No! No!" answered him, which a moment later
changad to "Haggerty!" as tho Comnlfisioner
declared he would not be swerved from giving
an honest administration in Brooklyn.
Thomas F. Byrnes, now Superintendent of
Markets, by grace of Controller Grout, jumped
from his chair with a cry:
"Why did yon remove Haergeriy?"
"Throw him out!" yelled other guests, as
Byrnes persisted in his inquiry, while his friends
rallied round him. yelling at the top of their
voices. The Commissioner stood tcwildered
until reason prevailed again. Then, while he
made no direct reply to their taunts, he em
phasized so strongly the declaration that when
the leader of a body was corrupt, .the body itself
must be corrupt, that many took the statement
as his answer.
Commissioner Arthur J. O'Keefe. referring to
the feud between Charles F. Murphy, the leader
of Tammany Hall, and Senator Patrick H.
McOarren, the Democratic leader in Brooklyn
said:
In the minds of some distinguished citizens of
an adjacent neighborhood, whom circumstances
have vested with a powerful voice in Brooklyn
affairs, thfe 1,400,000 residents of this borougu
should be permitted to enjoy about as much of
heaven as a community of frogs at the bottom
of a well. No, we don't like this situation, and
we have lifted our voices in protest, but I re
gret to say that we seem to have reached the
point where to attempt to treat further in
diplomacy with our assailants would be like re
peating the Decalogue to a hyena.
Other dinners in honor of St. Patrick in Brook
lyn last night were held by the Friendly Sons
of St. Patrick, at the Kings County Democratic
Club, the Sons of Erin, at Supper's Hotel, Bath
Beach, and Sheridan Council. Knights of Co
lumbus, at MeCormaek's Hall.
CUT IN STEAM ANTHRACITE.
Coxe Brothers Reported as Breaking from
— Reduction by Big Roads.
Much Intel is being taken by coal operators in
the announcement that Coxe Brothers & Co., one
of the largest individual anthracite producing' con
cerns, will, on April 1, reduce their prices on pea
and buckwheat nizes. It Is said that these reduc
tions will amount to 65 cents a ton on pea coal and
S5 cents on buckwheat, as compared with last win
ter's prices. The producers of bituminous coal
have for some time been steadily extending their
trade, capturing more and more of the market for
the smaller sizes of anthracite, the prices of which
have, as in accordance with an informal "under
standing" rule, been maintained among the large
operators, it is said.
Coxe Brothers & Co., it Is explained, having ac
cumulated a heavy -tock of the pea and buckwheat
grades of anthracite, which they were unable to
dispose of at the old prices, have finally decided to
make a cut, in order to clear out their stock and
also to win back their customers.
At a meeting of the presidents of the coal carry-
Ing railroads, held yesterday in the Central Uulld.
ing, at No. 143 Überty-st.. it was decided to m.ike
the usual spring reduction of SO cents a ton on
the tidewater price of anthracite coal This reduc
tion goes into effect on April 1, and will make th«
price of anthracite coal at the ((hipping- points $4 50
a ton. Beginning on May 1, the wholesale price
will lr.crf-uH.- 10 cents a ton per month until the fig
ure of £> is reached on September 1, at which
price it Is expected coal win be sold for in the
winter.
LEGISLATION TO SAVE MRS. VALENTINA.
Trenton, N. J., March HI /laaamliljmau Mat
thewn announced to-night that h« will lntroduco
In tho legislature a bill abolishing the death p.-ii;i|ty
for women convicted of murder. The measure will
provide for the renentenclng of any woman now
under Mntanoa of death. The bill in an pffort to
nave Mrs. Anna Vnl.'iitlnn of llsckensack from
the death penalty.
Always _ Remember t,he Full Nam* _- :
l^axatjvc Jjromo fijuiiiino » <%£ on « very
MORGAN HELPS IREATI.
Continued from fltit page.
thins little short of a hoax. As the reading
proceeded smiles changed to laughter, and
finally the entire Senate gave way to paroxysms
of mirth, to the manifest Indignation of tha
Senator from Alabama, who preserved his seri
ous demeanor throughout the reading.
"If testimony of this character constitutes tno
basis of Democratic opposition; if disappointed
concessionaires have furnished to our friends
on the other side the material for their antagon
ism to the Dominican protocol, it is high time
to vote and let them show the full measure of
their credulity," declared Senator Spooner. but
the Senate adjourned without action.
Later prominent Senators described the
Reeder treaty as the "most superbly ridiculous
document that was ever conceived," and de
clared that Senator Morgan had "discovered a
mare's nest" — an opinion in which several lead
ing Democrats seemed to acquiesce. No agree
ment was reached with regard" to adjournment
to-day, although it is expected that the Senate
will meet in this session for the last time on
Saturday. The Senate is awaiting the nomina
tions of certain judges for Illinois Judicial dis
tricts vhich the President wishes confirmed.
There is some question regarding the legality
of recess appointments to life offices, and high
opinion is divided on the subject. Under the
circumstances the President hopes to relect the
incumbents of the proposed Judicial offices and
secure their confirmation by the Senate before
that body takes its final adjournment.
NEW. DOMINICAN PLAN.
To Pass Joint Resolution Empower
ing the President to Act.
Washington, March 16. — Among" the Senate
leaders to-day a new plan was advanced In
regard to Santo Domingo, but it deals with the
next session of Congress. It has been sug
gested that if the whole subject ia allowed to
go over a Joint resolution might be passed by
Congress to authorize the President to do the
things that are proposed by the treaty. If this
course were pursued a majority vote is all that
would be required to place the entire affair In the
hands of the President. It is understood that
the plan found favor when it was suggested at
the White House by Senators who called there
to-day. Some doubt was expressed as to the
constitutionality of dealing with this question
except by treaty, but the annexation of Hawaii,
which was done by joint resolution, was used
as a precedent, and Republican leaders believe
it to be feasible.
BEGIN DRUG CRUSADE.
jFirst Arrest for Violation of Label
Late Expected To-day.
A crusade against druggists who sell morphine,
cocaine and chloral without labels has been begun
by the State Medical Association, of which James
Taylor Lewis is counsel. It is hoped thut this
movement will result in legislation which will
lessen the sale of drugs to those addicted to their
use.
A detective in the employ of the association who
recently started to ferret out violators of the health
regulation governing the sale of these drugs had no
difficulty in getting the drugs, the druggists sell
ing him any quantity he desired without iubelling
tho package in conformity with th& law.
The first arrest as a result of this movement will
probably be made to-day.
For years efforts have been made to stamp out
the drug evil, but physicians have succeeded only
in having a law passed prohibiting a druggist from
repeating a prescription for morphine and opium
preparations more than uncp.
The Penal Code and the Health Board rules ap
parently, «o long as the poison label is placed on a
package, allow druggists to sell any amount of
drugs.
The ■advisory committee of the Health Board has
decided to aid the State Medical Association, and
Dr. F. P. Kinnlcutt and Commissioner Ledcrle have
been appointed a Bpeeial committee to draft a bill
to be submitted to the legislature.
The prevailing sale of "catarrh cures" contain
ing undesirable quantities of cocaine or morphine
was recently brought to public attention. The.
victims of the cocaine, and morphine habits are
said to be increasing with alarming rapidity.
It is tho Intention of the workers In the present
crusade at least to compel druggists to live up to
the Label law.
DARLINGTON DOESN'T LIKE COPPER.
Says Other Things Are Better for Purifica
of Water.
Health Commissioner Darlington does not agree
with Dr. Thomas J. Keenan, the associate editor
of "The American Druggist," that water may be
purified on a largo scale by passing an electric
current through two large copper plates immersed
In it.
"That may kill germs.'" said Dr. Darlington yes
terday, "but there are other things far fetter. The
chief thing is to get a pure water supply In the
firßt place. After that, 98 per cent of the germs can
be removed by littering.
"The presence of a copper solution in drinking
water is bud for people, and would not be practica
ble on a large scale. We have used this form of
purifying the water of that little branch of the
Crotim. which runs past Brewsters, but it wouldn"t
do to use It on a large scale. It would mean simply
that people would be drinking dirty water with
chemicals and dead germs in it, rather than clean
water without refuse of any kind. The copper
plates should be kept as a last resort."
SUSTAINS COLOR LINE IN SCHOOL,
i
Indiana Jury Decides White Boy Need Not
March with Colored.
[BY TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBUNE.]
Indianapolis, March James Ward, whose
parents recently moved to Muncie from Virginia,
refused to march in line with a colored boy when
requested to do so by the teacher of the Roosevelt
School. The teacher tried to force the boy to march
beside the colored lad, and he quit school.
His parents refused to compel him to return, and
Mr. Ward was arrested under the law which re
quires parents to keep their children in school •
certain number of months each year. The trial
was held before a jury and Mr. Ward was acquit
ted, th« Jury deciding that the teacher had no
right to force associates on the Ward child that
were distasteful to him.
JURY WOULD NOT CONVICT GIRL.
Helen Gates, the girl from Ilastln--. who was
arrested on v chargo of forgery, wns acqult^.l by a
jury brfore Judge N>wburg«>r. In General /| .•»*!..n
v.st.niuy. The complainant was Peter A.* Roo« a
carriage builder, of No, 14L- Weal 43tJi-at who
Maid hut he had cashed .■ check for $10 _ii>nr,l
•M. McGulre." drawn on ( in- Wist Fido l»aiik Tli«
check Proved t(» be hud. The l r | nai.l «he had
receJved th. check from McOulrn. wltli whom _h .
Hud been living. l(o B «ld thai h- V,,,A Vu lii ,■
many checks on th« \\>it 81.!., Bank, hut that
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GIRL'S DEATH A MYSTERY.
Man Companion^Lockcd Door and
Fled Fifteen Hours Aftencard.
A young and prepossessing -worran was found
dead last night in a room in the Washington
Hotel. Washington and Bank sts.. Newark. She
went to the place between ~> and •» o'clock
Wednesday evening, accompanied by a young
man. They registered as 'D. E. Edwards and
wife, Jersey City."
At 1 a, m. yesterday Mrs. Young, the pro
prietor of the place, saw the man leave the
room. Afterward she heard him walking about.
At noon a brother of Mrs. Young went to the
couple's room to see if there was any odor of
gas. as the occupants had not appeared. At
5 p. m. the man left the room, looked the
door and went away.
About an hour later Mrs. Young became sus
picious and went to investigate. There was no
response to knocking on the door and her
brother climbed into the room through a w n
dow. He found the woman lying fully dressed
on the bed. She was dead. A pillow was lying:
across her face. Dr. Emery A. Miller said the
woman had been dead about fifteen hours.
The woman was well dressed. She had dnrk
hair blue eyes and a fair complexion. She was
about twenty- two years old. She wure a brown
cloth akirt. a gray light silk waist, a black tailor
made coat, a brown crushed velvet hat. with
side turned up, brown veil and gloves and patent
leather shoes, bought from George A Stamford.
Newark-aye.. Jersey City. A small silver pin
fastened the collar and had the letters "M. D."
in monogram.
She also had a man') handkerchief, with the
initial "C" on it. There were two rings, on*
gold and the other a garnet, and five pearls.
The man was about twenty-six years old, five
feet ten Inches high, with dark hair and smooth
face. Ho weighed about I»V> pounds. He wore
a long gray overcoat reaching nearly to his
heels.
On the neck of the woman was a mark that
might have been made by a finger.
KILLED IN BROADWAY.
Buyer Tried to Jump on Car Which
Did Sot Stop.
Joseph E. Seigall. a buyer for a department store,
who also had a cloak manufacturing establishment,
at 16th-st. and Bth-ave., was instantly killed by a
northbound Broadway car yesterday, between loth
and l«th sts. The body was so entangled in the
trucks that the car had to be jacked up before. It
could be extricated. The body was taken to the
station of the M Sub-Precinct, at No. 1 West
37th-Bt where it was Identified by Mrs. aelgall.
a Mr Seigall had left his place of business to go
home for an early dinner, after which he was to
have gone to the theatre with his wife. The tickets
wera In his pocket when he was killed.
There had been a block of cars at Houston-st..
owing to a disabled car. which was being pushed
northward by another car in charge of Joseph
Rutledge. of No. 401 West 45th-st. the motorman.
At 15th-st. was Mr. B*igall. waiting with many
others. As the car passed by with a cry of "Take
the next car." from the motorman on the front or
the dead car «« front. Mr. Setgall. according to
witnesses, attempted to board it. He missed his
hold and fell directly In front of the rear car.
which passed over him. ."•->■
Police Commissioner McAdoo wa» passing In his
automobile. He sent In a hurry call for reserves,
bringing six mounted men. under command of.
Borgeant McCullough. of the traffic squad. They
were needed to keep order in the immense crowd
which Instantly formed. In the rear car were
many women, and others were standing about the
•treet. Several became faint and hysterical, requir
ing the services of Dr. Glllesple. of the New- York
Hospital. Rutledge. the motorman. was arrested.
At the police station, from papers, the name ana
address of the dead man were learned. A message
wus sent to his wife. When she reached the sta
tion she fell on the body, calling on her husband
to live for her. and th« children, then fainted.
MRS. HOWE FAVORS DRESS REFORM.
[BY TRI-EOIIArH TO TUB TIUBCXI.)
Boyton. March 15.— Mrs. Julia Ward Howe favora
dress reform, and In an address before the Harvey
Class of Ku«t Boston young women criticised cor
seta ami the modern fashion In dress.
"Her Maker would not rccoKnlzo the woman of
to-3ay, so change! has become her form by tightly
lticetl corcfitu, 1 ' ■aid Mm. Howe. "How different
form the Venn* of MHol Sh-» had a beautiful, sub
stantial and natural waist."
NOMINATIONS CONFIRMED.
Washington. M»rch IS.— The Senate In executive
SMMton to-day confirmed tho following nomination*:
S-cretarte.* of i-.mNi John W. iS.-irrett. of
Mainland, nt St. l*<*ti>raburg; Oeorge Barclay Rives,
«f Nr\v-.l««rß*>y, at li-mi:«
flroretarl*- of legation— Hoc;or Sherman nates
H.inioil. or Illti. at 'i h-> ilMgii.«; Paul Uranri
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