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ANOTHER CASTRO SCHEME.
PAYMEST TO EUROPEANS.
Bargain Witt Not Be -Allowed to
Interfere tcith American Plans.
[FKOX thi TRI3ITSB BrnnAU-1
Washington. March 22.— interference with
eteps Uken by the United States to obtain
eventual satisfaction from Venezuela is antici
pated in official Quarters here from the "bar
gain," as it is regarded as aptly termed, her
alded in dispatch e» from London as having been
made by German and British holders of re
pudiated bonds with the so-called Vice-Presi
dent of Venezuela. The announcement that Cas
tro has authorized such an agreement with cer
tain "preferred" creditors is looked on as mere
ly a single feature of his astounding propa
ganda, which has sprung: Into the public prints
In the last week simultaneously from several
■widely separated points, including: Paris, Rome,
Ixmdon. New-York. Washington and Salt Lake,
and significantly timed with the apparent view
of beclouding the grave issue now presented by
the firm resolution of the United States that due
mpect shall be promptly paid to its moderate
representations. The statement from London to
day that the "bargain" is "entirely in accord
with the Washington protocol," is chaarcter
lied as simply false, and the assertion that it
his the approval of the British and German
Foreign Offices Is presumed to be unwarranted.
The President is making arrangements for
'his Southwestern trip, on which ho expects to
Ftart on Monday, April 3. and no apprehension
exists that the trip will be abandoned or post
poned on account of the Venezuelan imbroglio.
Th* President expects in his absence from
•Washington to keep in close touch with the
situation as it may develop, and will be in a
position constantly to issue such Instructions
from his train as may be necessary. Senator
Cullora. chairman of the Foreign Relations
Committee, and Senator Lodge, a member of
that committee, diseased the Venezuelan situa
tion with the President to-day.
The Stste Department has heard nothing from
Minister Barren to indicate that the Venezuelan
government baa answered his last proposition
to submit the American claims to arbitration,
and it. If supposed that the answer, when the
reply toes come, win be to th» effect that the
Venezuelan government insists on awaiting the
final action of its courts on the pending asphalt
case It will then remain for the State Depart
ment to determine how long it is prepared to
await this Judicial action. The difficulty is that
the Venezuelan government has refused the ap
plication of the asphalt company to revert to
the status existing before the appointment of
a receiver in the asphalt case and allow the
company to repossess Itself of its property. As
it ■=. the receiver is taking out large quantities
of asphalt from Bermudez Lake, the proceeds
from which are going into the Venezuelan treas
ury, to the great financial loss of the company,
which la making daily representations on the
Fiihject to the Stat« Department.
. The tret news the officials her* had of the
nation of the Venezuelan court respecting the
French Cable Company's case was contained in
the ''Paris -dispatch to the effect that the, court
"""liWlCTSered tin postponement sine -file. While
this proceeding Is peculiar to Spanish law prac
tice, the officials here regard it as being equiv
alent to a practical abandonment of ; the at
tempt to secure by decree a forfeiture of the
company's ■ concession.- Therefore, it appears
•hat the action of the French Minister to Cara
cas in demanding a discontinuance of the pro
ceedings against the company has been effect
ual, so there will in all probability be. no occa
eion for a resort by the French government to
other measures to protect the company's in
terests. - '/ .-'/
White the effect of this action is to diminish
the strain on the relations between France and
Venezuela, it is pointed out here that, by rea
»n of the exclusion of the French claims from
the Ve'iutina arrangement, to be concluded to
morrow between the British and German bond
holders on one sid 1 * and Venezuela on the other,
the French government probably will still retain
a lively interest In that projected settlement.
It Is the belief in well Informed quarters here
that, although the Italian warship Calabria is
making a cruise around the world, and stopped
Incidentally in Dominican waters, the situation
in Venezuela will cause the Rome government
to detain the ship in Caribbean waters, ready
to deal with an emergency.
TO PAY FOREIGN DEBT.
Venezuela 'Agrees rvith British and
German Bondholders.
London. March 23. —It was announced at the office
ft ths council of foreign bondholders to-day that an
«?r»-ment between the Venezuelan government and
the British and German bondholders adjusting and
conpoltdating the exterior debt, amounting to about
128.600.000. wiil be signed to-morrow, the details hay-
Ing been settled to the satisfaction of both parties.
It was added that the guarantees comprise, consid
erably more than 50 per cent of the customs re
ceipts at all ports except I^a C-uayra and Porto
"«.be!lo, but the officials declined to give the exact
figure.
Surprise- was expressed at reports from Washing
ton that the American Minister at Caracas. Mr.
Bowen. was seeking to prevent the ratification of
the agreement, which the council of foreign bond
holders contends Is In accord with the Washington
Protocol. The British and German Foreign Offices
have b«f>n consulted, and agree that the bondhold
er* **• within their rights and the provisions of
lt 3e Protocol.
( ABLE COMPANY S CASE.
Postponement of Decision by Ven
ezuelan Court.
Part*. March 22.— The French Cable Company has
received ■ further dispatch from.M. Brun. its rep
resentative at Caraca*. confirming tho postpone
ment of th« decision of the court relative to the
company's concession. He says th" postponement
•was e!ne di. The company** officials here say
the postponement respited f rf >m the representations
of the French Minister, C. Wicaer. It in. under
stood that lii*; representations point out that th«
company is a govsraaent concern, and that an
unfriendly attitude toward it would amount to an
unfriendly attitude toward the French govern
ment. Th« company is reticent' as to' its future
attitude, Ik «U1 unadvised of any cutting of cables
and expresses a desire for an amicable adjustment
with President Ca«tro.
The "Matin" aaya Ambasnador Jusserand will
confer with President Roosevelt relative to Ven
ezneia. and adds:
t.» I V !, ln:aturn ha * not b^* 0 ■•■*■ President Cas
i-JL isavln S *•*«»» the case of the Fn-nch Cabl«
«,onjpany to the courts, France intends to leave it
there until a decision is given, when -he will be
prepares to adopt ail th' measures nceeew*ry to se
cure respoct for the rights of French citizens.
OLD POINT COMFORT AND THE SOUTH.
Attractive fix-day outing to Old Point Comfort.
Richmond and VVa*h!nKton. March V.. via Penn
sylvania. Railroad Hate. 86.00. covers necessary
«r^'"Xl *f peci * i Old I>cint Comfort Only rate.
«■»««.. h^^-a,!^. Ml ..^ „ KEW-YORK. THURSDAY. -MARCH 23. 1905. -FOURTEEN PAGES.- MTh . c^i»V,Si.,^ PRICE THREE CEXTsT
DISPUTE OVER NUMBERS.
FOR ATH-AVE. BUILDINGS.
Woman Clings to One Held for
Four Generations.
Because the old Union Club site, at the north
west corner of Htli-ave. and 21st-st.. had no ."th
ave. number. Borough President Ahearn and the
Murray Hill Local" Improvement Board have
been asked to decide whether the building on the
southwest or the one on the northwest corner
of the two streets shall be known as No. 160.
E. H. Van Ingen'& Co. own the building on
the southwest comer, which is occupied by such
firms as MeKim. Mead & White. Leon Rheims
Company, Robertson & Potter and Fritz & La
Rue. The other building ia owned by the Hud
son Realty Company, which wants the old Union
Club site to be known as Xo. 100. Neither side
will give in.
To the north of the Hudson Realty Company's
building is the home of Miss Martha A. Andrew.
who refuses to give up her number, which is
162. Miss Andrews clings to this number out of
sentiment. The house has been in her family
four generations and has always been desig
nated as No. 162.
The hearing on the matter was held yesterday
before Borough President Ahearn and Aldermen
"Ware, Sturges and Robinson members of the
Hurray Hill Local Board.
The Hudson Realty Company's representative
said his firm did not care a copper cent whether
their building was No. 1 or 1.000. 'out they did
want a whole number, and not a number with a
letter or a fraction tacked on. His suggestion
that one of the three numbers now possessed by
the Presbyterian Building. Nos. 154, 156 and
158 sth-ave., be given the present No. 160,
was vigorously protested by John E. Parsons.
who appeared as a member of the Board of
Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church,
which has an interest in the Presbyterian Build
ing.
. Counsel for Miss Andrew, who owns the 25
foot front dwelling north of the unlabelled
building, said that Miss Andrew would not con
sent to lose No. 162. Because of the length of
time the house has been in her family, number
and house have come to be regarded as one and
inseparable.
Requests and protests, suggestions and coun
ter suggestions, followed in rapid order. Out of
the maze of discussion the entire history of the
numbering of sth-ave. was finally evolved. Be
fore 1904 the Board of Aldermen has only twice
acted on the subject— in 185.? and 1563.
In 1801 E. H. Van Ingen & Co. erected the
building on the southwest corner of sth-ave.
and 21st-st.. which now bears the coveted No.
160. The building occupies the last four lots in
the block, just north of the Presbyterian Build
ing.
When the Hudson Realty Company finished
its big building last year there was not a single
number remaining. Not wishing the distinction
of being the only building without a number in
nih-ave.. the owners demanded that they be
given either No. 160, pre-empted several years
before, or else No. 162. in which Miss Andrew
has vested rights. Miss Andrew refuses to
have her house known as 162^. or 162 a," and the
Hudson Realty Company just as vigorously re
fuses to be designated In a similar manner.
At present there appears to be only two solu
tions to the problem. One is to have the Hud
son company assume- the old 21st-st. number of
the Union Club, or else receive a fractional or
alphabetical designation until some of the dwell
ings to the north are made into office buildings,
and they can be known as No. 162 or any other
number above 160. which the Van Ingen Com
pany intends to keep.
SHOOTS DOWN BROTHER.
Conseltfetu Quarrel Over Business —
You tiff cr Wounds Elder and Flees.
In a quarrel over a trifling detail of a business
transaction John Consely*»a. of the family which
settled in Williampburg 250 years ago, was shot
by 1 is brother Charles at Oraham and Metro
politan a%-es. last night, and probably fatally
wounded. The injured man. who is fifty years
old, lives at Springfield. Lony Island. His
brother is ten years younger.
The brother." for many years carried on a real
estate business at the spot where the shooiing
took place. From what the police learned lain
night, the Consr-lyeas completed a real estate
deal yesterday afternoon. Charles, after the
contract was drawn up. was anxious to have
the document filed. John was in favor of wait
ing. This angered Charles, and a quarrel be
gan. As John walked out of the place Charles
followed him. and on the pidewalk drew a re
volver and opened fire, emptying the pistol at
his defenceless brother. The first two shots
struck John in his head and the third in the
chest.
After Conselyea was shot his brother, the
police said, began to beat him on the head with
the butt of the revolver, and, as the injure.-l
man fell, his aaaaflant Jumped on him, then fled.
Roundsman McAuley, of the Stagg-st. station,
was on a car of the Orahana-ave. line when he
heard the shooting and saw the assailant run
ning away. He started in pursuit, chasing Con
selyea into a yard, where, after a hard fight. h<>
overpowered ihe man. Befor° being taken to
the station Conselyea was positively identified
by liis wounded brother. John Conadyea was
taken in hii unbalance to St. Catharine's Hospi
tal, where his condition was pronounced critical.
GYPSY QUEEN DEAD.
Remarkable Beauty, Once Wife of
Wealth New-York Man.
[3T TFI.EfiaAPII TO THE TRIBUNE.]
Cleveland, March 22. — Chanting weird songs
and performing strange rites, the wise men of
the Brazilian tribe of gypsies to-day placed
their dead queen, TTleopatra, in a grave nt St.
Mary's Cemetery. Solemn high mass was said
by the Rev. Lawrence Denning. The pallbearers
were the six wise men of the tribe, and, accord
ing to the customs of tho tribe, none of the
women were permitted to attend the funeral
service or follow the body to the grave. They
wlii be engaged to-morrow In carrying out liieir
special rites in honor of the dead queen.
The queen was remarkable for her beauty and
was fairly idolized by the members of the tribe
on account of It. The tribe was on exhibition
at St. Louis, and while there Charles Judge, a
wealthy New-Yorker fell in love with the queen
and succeeded In Inducing her to marry him.
When the tribe was ready to leave the exposition
Judge tried to prevail upon her to leave it. This
sho refused to do, and he did not accompany
her. According to gypsy customs, this was con.
sidered sufficient grounds for divorce, and she
was permitted to marry the second time.
She appeared to grieve over the loss of her
first husband continually, and his name was on
her lips at the moment she died. The birth of
her child caused her death.. This child has
already been made king of the gypsies, his
father being the regent.
■ WHEN YOU ARE SICK* USE
■:•'• Do*-ey'i» Port Wine and Grape Juice.x
H. T. Dev.ty & ■ •«* Co., 153 Fulton S:., Wen "ork.
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THE RTTSSIAN LINE OF RETREAT.
Endeavoring to cross the Sungnrl in advance of the pursuing Japanese.
JURY DISAGREES AGAIN.
Inspector Who Passed Slpcum Life
Preservers Freed.
After debating for ten hours without reaching a
verdict, the federal jury which has been consider
in the cape of Henry W. Lundberg. who inspected
the ill fated General Slocum. was discharged by
■Marshal Henkel last night. It was reported that
they stood six to six. This i.= the second time
Liiindberg has escaped sentence on the Indictment
charging manslaughter by the disagreement of a
Jury.
It was Bald that tho jury will be formally dis
missed this morning when the court, reconvenes. It
is not known whether the defendant will be brought
to trial again.
At the end of the trial Judge Thomas told Mar
shal Henkel that if the jury agreed they should bring
in a sealed verdict, which would be opened this
morning, hut if they failed to agree they were to
be discharged at 9 p.. m. At 9 p. m. they had
not agreed, and from his home the judge sent word
for the jurors to deliberate for another two hours.
While the jury was out I,Undberg told stories
of some, of his experiences.
CATCH BOY FIREBim .
Many More Like Him, He Tells
Police — Their Object.
James Gaynor. thirteen years old, living at No. 247
West 35th-st.. was locked up in the West 37th-st.
station last night, charged with arson.
In the last three weeks there have been many sus
picious hallway fires In that vicinity, and the po
lice have been on the watch. Affairs became so
bad that the police notified the Fire Department
and Commissioner Hays had had a man detailed to
that vicinity watching for the firebrands.
Gaynor had little to say at the station. It was
apparent that he was attempting the "brave." La
ter, Sergeant Mulcahy declared, he spoke of the
fires in rather a boastful way Gaynor confessed,
says the sergeant, that he and several other boys
with whom he "hung out" were responsible for the
other fires which had caused the police so much
trouble. James warmed up to the subject, but the.
police, if he did give the names of his companions,
would not make them public last evening. There
was 8 leader to the "gang." and all the work of fire
setting ;md other mischief was done under nis
direction They would pick out an "easy" place
and then set it on fire Just for the fun they got
from watching the engines.
The police Bay that Gaynor told them that some
times, when there was a store on the first floor
of a building: in which there was a fire, the store
keeper and his at=f=istants would rush out to see
what was the matter, and the boys would take ad
vantage of this to sneak into the store and get
away with whatever they could reach.
NO CITIZEN PAPERS FOR THEM.
Three Thousand Japanese Appeal from Ex
clusion Laws.
(BY TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBUNE.]
Galveslon, Tex., March Three thousand
Japanese in the coast country of Texas and
Louisiana have been refused citizenship papers.
They have appealed. A government inspector
recently declared as illegal papers issued to sev
eral prominent Japanese land owners in South
Texas on the ground that tho Exclusion act ap
plied to them as well as to Chinese. The Jap
anese contested the claim, and as the federal au
thorities here are divided in opinion the case has
been appealed.
Over 35,060 acres of land are controlled by
Japanese in Texas, most of which is used in
rice cultivation. They have built up large set
tlements and are prospering. Some question
having arisen as to their owning the land In
fee simple, it has been developed that a large
portion of the rice lands are held under, ninety
nine year leases. All of them manifest a desire
to become American citizens.
ANOTHER 'RIPPER' CRIME.
Cincinnati's Fiend Disposed of Body
of Last Victim.
[BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TlUßt;\n.]
Cincinnati. March 82. -Investigation by the police
of what Is believed to be another mysterious "Rip
per" murder began this afternoon. Superintendent
Smith, of the Boldlera and Sailors 1 Orphans* Home,
at Xenia, Ohio, identified the bloody dress and
undergarments found near here Monday "as those
of pretty fifteen-year-old Lottie Lucas, an inmate
of the home, who was mysteriously abducted Satur
day night. The ■ bloody garments were found not
far from ::*.- scene of the other recent "Ripper"
crimes, where four (tola have been murdered and
a. down attacked. In this case the murder differs
from the previous ones In that the fiend disposed
of the body and left only the blood besmeared
clothing of bis victim. -
ONE OF THE "AH FONG GIRLS" HERE.
|BT TELEGRAPH TO THE.TtUSCN'n.]
Elisabeth, P»nn., March James Walter Wall
Brcwster and his wife, who was Miss Melalne All
Pong, of Honolulu, arrived here to-day to visit Mr.
firewater's parents. It is her flnrt visit to tim
United States.
It Is said fiat they wer« married on September IS,
130.3, in Honolulu, after Vrrat opposition on |he part
of both the Ah Fonj and lirewster ...Hill!-
A FOUR ALARM FIRE
Explosions in Coffin Factory Create
F'anic in Harlem.
A fire which did extensive damage nnd caused
a general panic in the neighborhood broke out
about, midnight last night in th? coffin factory
of J. & .1. W. Stilts, at No. 4."W-44<» East
lOr.th-st. Several explosions in paint and var
nish stored in the building threw burning frag
ments of the roof about and endangered sur
roundings. Police reserves were called to con
trol the exciter] crowds that gathered. At an
enrly hour this morning the fire was got under
control.
The fire started on the ground floor In the
shipping room in the rear. It was discovered by
William D. Wood, a watchman for a lumber
firm in the rear, who told the watchman of the
Stolts firm. Three men were asleep In the
building. They were awakar.ed by the watch
man, and all got out One jumped from the
second floor to the stre?t. No. 421 East lOoth
,£t. is a five story tenement house, and all of the
Inmates were ordered out by the firemen. They
Uwere taken into nearby houses. The. fire spread
I^Wr>fl!!y. especially when ttv=! flam*** the
points and varnishes. . ; 1 • . - .• ■ •
- it was reported that two men were burned
to death in the building. Earlier in the evening
it is said two tramps crawled into the basement
and went to sleep. No one saw them. Rave the
building and It is thought they perished.
! ELLIS ISLAND CROWDED.
Arrival of 16,000 Immigrants in the
Last Three Days.
The spring rush of immigration to the I'nited
States has begun a month earlier this year, and
the officials at Ellis Island are confronted with
the problem of .caring for more immigrants
than they are abl? to handle. The authorities
report that !n the last three days sixteen thou
sand immigrants have reached this port. Re
ports received from abroad indicate that immi
gration will proportionately Increase in the
months of April and May. and it is feared that
Ellis Tsland will be taxed beyond Us capacity.
The Commissioner of Immigration on Tuesday
refused to accept the immigrants of the Sla
vonia and the Hellig Olnv, which numbered
over three thousand.
Great demands for steerage passage are being
made at nearly every port of immigrant em
harkation. The steerage capacity on all of the
principal steamship lines ts already booked
many weeks ahead, and the companies are com
pelled to put on extra steamers to meet the great
Kuropean exodus. Over seven thousand Russian
Hebrews have reached here since tbe first of
the month, but the immigration from Italy leads
the list in point of numbers. In the last twenty
two day* Bills [aland received eighteen thousand
Ttrsllan" iinmigtnnts. The percentage of Hun
garian immigration is also showing a remark
able toe re a at.
It was explained at Ellis Island that each year
th° total immigration proportionately increases.
but that this year thf increase has exceeded all
expectations. The total number of immigrants
received thi* year, yester lay included was fi4.
~,(\U. as against 35,524 for th» same period last
year.
HEALTH SEARCH KILLS
Dr. A. F. Gale Unable to Stand Sea
'Voyage Prescribed. *.
The body of Dr. Alexander F. Gale, of No.
130 "West (K>th-st. was brought to the city yes
terday from Bermuda on the steamship Ber
mudian. Dr. Oata had /a severe attack of the
grip and was advised to make a sea trip for
recuperation. He sailed on March IS on the
Bermudian and became ill the second day out.
He was cared for by the ship's surgeon, who
found that the doctor was suffering a. relapse.
He was unable' to withstand the sea voyage
and died three heirs before the Bermudian
reached Hamilton.
Previous to his illness Dr. dale had been the
assistant surgeon at St. Bartholomew's Clinic
in East 42d-st. He was a graduate from the
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Colum
bia University. He was born in Elizabeth. N.
.!.. thirty-five years ago. The funeral will be
held to-morrow, at St. Agnes Chapel. The body
will be sent for burial to Elizabeth, where his
parents live. m
WOMAN FOR PRINCIPAL.
First for Chappqqua Institute —
Wife of Manhattan Architect.
The Chappaqua Institute in Westchpater, one
of the best known Quaker schools in the coun
try, is to have a woman principal, the first Ist
Its history. Mrs. John Coat, Jr., v.-h<> lives at
Chappacjua Village, the wife of John Cox, jr..
the architect, at No. 186 sth-ave.. has received
the position. '
si. succeeds A. R. Lawton. who l:aa been
principal for the last five years. Mr. Lawtou
resigned a. short timo ago. Stories that his
resignation was Aw to trouble between him
and the board of managers - are •■ dental by his
friends.
a:-. all. USHSIVS, the Scotch thai .r.ade tho
...» _ i famous, ii. is .the* best.— Advt.
MAY SEIZE DOMINICAN ['OUTS.
PRESIDENT MORALES SAYS HE CANNOT RESIST
FOREIGN POWERS.
Postponement of Action on Treaty Threatens to ( Serion* ComjA
cations A Demand bn Belgium.
Santo Domingo. March 22.— The news of the
postponement by the United States Senate of
action on the treaty with Santo Domingo makes
the situation here acutP, and an Internal upris
ing seems to be imminent, based on the cry that
President Morales has been discredited in the
United States. President Morales says he, is
prepared to put down any revolution, but 'i
more serious matter in his mind is foreign com
plications crowing out of Belgium*! demand
presented on March 21. Belgium wants cus
toms receipts of ■ port of Santo Domingo to the
extent 0fJ523,533 a month, according to a for
mer agreement on which no payment has been
made for three years. This first demand Is
construed as a direct result of the postpone
ment of ratification of the treaty between the
United States and Santo Domingo. President
Morales anticipate? similar demands by other
foreign powers, which he will be helpless to
resist. He says he wants to pay all. the re
public's debts, but sees the ruin of the country
with all ports in the hands of foreign powers
and no revenue for the government. While he
sees no light ahead, he has blind faith that
"right will triumph."
In an interview to-day President Morales said:
It is entirely possible that the I'nlted States
may have to send an ultimatum her.v on ac
count of the Dominican government bc'ng un
able, although not unwilling, to meet its obli
gations. It is utterly impossible for the gov
ernment to pay the sums due foreign nations
unless the United States can procure from for
eign powers a postponement of their demands.
Otherwise these demands will be pressed. I
have no physical or moral force to resist them.
With the custom houses in the control of the
United States the resources of the island will
TUG RAMS FERRYBOAT.
HUNDREDS IX A PANIC.
Columbia in Accident on First Trip
After Being Sunk.
Hundreds of passengers were imperilled in a
collision between the luckless ferryboat Colum
bia, of the- Wnll-st. line, and Brown & Flem
ing's tug George Elder in the rush hours yes
terday afternoon. This boat sank at Atlantic
aye.. Brooklyn, a few months ago. after strik
ing the Sound steamer City of Lowell. She
was later rebuilt. Yesterday was her first day
in commission since rebuilding.
Right outside the Wal!-?t. slip, the Elder hove
In sight close, in shore, travelling light. Cap
tain John Baulsie, of the Columbia, declares
that he signalled by whistle that he was going
to keep, en -hip course. .He-fiays rhe- tup kept
on her way, »nd In spite of hi%'afternpt"toTput
his -wheel over he was bumped. ■
Almost every one packed into the gangway on
the starboard side of the Columbia rushed to
the. port side as soon as they saw the tug bear
ing: down on them. The majority were women.
Their screams mingled with the shrieking of the
the whistles. Men scrambled over women,
thrown down in their endeavor to seek the port
side, which promised momentary safety at least.
The ferryboat heeled over under the shifting
weight. The Elder ripped into the Columbia,
her sharp nose tearing «off the guard rail on
the starboard side, against which scores of
women had been huddled a few moments be
fore. The rail was scraped off close to th» hull
from a point below the pilot boose' clear to th«
bow. The crashing of the broken timbers
caused further terror among the panlcstricken
women. Frantic jumps were made for Kfe pre
servers.
The Elder put Into Pier A. and the crew re
ported to the police that they had an injured
man aboard. He proved to be James J. Rohhins,
mate. Both of the bones of his left arm had been
fractured. The accident was caused by the sud
den whirling of the wheel when the engines re
versed.
"AUTO METEOR" SMASHES.
Empty Car Runs Through Guard
Rails to Ground. y
If Mile. Mnurieia de Tiers, who does the "dip of
death" at the circus, "looping the pap" in an au
tomobile, had been In her machine at the dress re
hearsal last night, she could hardly have escaped -i
horrible death, for the machine missed Its jump
and crashed through side railings with terrific
force. Luckily Mile, de Tiers decided, after making
her '"dip of de.ith" in the morning, that she would
not take the "dip" at the rehearsal. Then the car
struck the side of the runway hard enough to warn
her that It was not Just right, so she and her man
ager. Baron Ercol«\ announced last nigh that the
car would be sent down the slide by itself.
There were, perhaps, three hundred persons
j watching: the rehearsal, all the acts of which, in
cluding the Ancillottis' double "loop the Rap."
had ended successfully, when at 10:30 U'Aute Bolide
\ was released from iis lofty perch. With a rush It
j flew down the incline. It made the leap across the
! forty-five feet of space aajpHhl down successfully.
| but landed on the opposite platform at such an
j anglf that, instead of gliding out through its run-
I way, it struck the "id railing with terrific force,
' smashing the stout timbers like pipe stems. 'I',
; causo of the accident la said to be thai it has bven
impossible to secure a* solid a foundation on the
j clay ground In the Garden as hi necessary to place
; the apparatus In the exact position required to
I make the car run true. Mile. <!.* Tiers saw the ac
! cident from a box, and with an anxious, pale f;ice
I she made her way to the car anil Inspected it.
i TWENTY RUSSIAN FAMILIES ASTRAY.
; •
They Were Sent to South American Port by
Mistake of Officers.
j ' ' ': -- ■"" - •
Yankton, S. D.. March Twenty Russian fam
; Hies. bound for Vaakton, have seemingly gone
J astray somewhere between Odessa, Russia, and
j South Dakota. The party left Russia over two
! months ago. A letter announcing their departure
i by the next boat lias been in Yankton nearly six
! week*.
: A Hamburg dispatch furnishes a possible clew to
j their disappearance, Twenty Russian families. a«:
; cording to the dispatch, wove, by a a>teiaidentand
. Ing on the part of the ticket at-ni. sent to Guiana,
South America. Instead of to Tankton. Th« immt
• grants can speak no language but their own. and
their plight apparently will be similar to that of
i another Russian party destined tor California ami
reported a few daya ago as having by mistake been
landed In Argentina.
! QUICKEST LINE TO CLEVELAND.
j Leave N>w-York 5:32 p. m . arrive, Cleveland 7:13
! next .morning, Cincinnati ■ 1:30 p. m.. Indianapolis
1 3.1J1> p. m.. He I-.!;., 9:45 p. m.. by New York Cea-
I Ural. Fine Service. No cicesa fare,— AdvL »
develop speedily, and all dean ; will be pnlrt*
with the result that the country will be edu
i at -it to peuce and permanent rinwpTity.
With two Dominican ports now in the ';.vi»!»
of the United Starrs and to* postponement of
the treaty. Dominicans bVlleve tiisit a "gr:i!>
same by foreign powers will -begin at cntV.
An Italian rruiser was here a few days ago.
hut withdrew to Kingston. The American gun
boat Castuie is bes« with 130 men: the cruiser
Chattanooga is at Sam.ma Bay. the Detroit i-»
at Porto Plata and the Dixie i< at Moote Cristi.
Rear Admiral Sigsbee has gone to «;uanMiiaino)
for a consultation with Beat Admiral Barker.
With the seizure of Dominican ports by for
eign powers it is argued here that the Monroe
Doctrine will be nullified as regards this re
public. With the I'nited States in the posses
sion of two ports, it would not be logical, it I*
argued, to oppose the seizure of other, ports br
foreign powers. At the same time the only nnprr —
of President Morales is that in some way the*
United States can secure a postponement o;
seizure by European powers. No steps to thi»
end have been taken here.
No reply has yet been made to the Belgian
demand.
President Morales has about 1.2«» men un
der arms, ready to crush the first internal up
rising, but, should the custom houses he seized,
he would speedily he without funds with which
to pay his army, which would immediately de
sert.
The United States transport Snmner, with a
party of Congressmen on board, has gone to
Kingston, Jamaica.
RUSSIA MAY OFFER TERMS.
PEACE PARTY STRONGER.
All Except Two of Emperor's Min
fcters Urging End of War.
St. Petersburg. March 23.— Th« party within
the government which is urging 'he Emperor
to indicate to Japan Russia's willingness to em\
the war if a reasonable- basis can be reached
has been greatly encouraged in the last few
days, and a pacific proposal may he just ahfa'l.
The subject has occupied much of th.> attention
of the conferences at Tsarskoe-Selo. '"ertala
grand dukes, supported by General ?akharoff.
the Minister of War. Admiral Aveilaa, the tasad
of the Admiralty, and, what la known as th»
"war party, ar-3 still bitterly opposed to the Idea
of peace under present circumstance 1 .", tut Tith
the exception of the Ministers ofW-r- S^»Mi«>
?in«. rh> "Emperor's Ministers, barfeM by M.
Wltte. solidly favor this course, anil tli-Mr ar
guments are telling
French influences In the same direction ar*
now being supported by German opinion Th"»
rumor that Emperor William had tendered hia
good offices uo« seems to be confirmed. The As
sociated Press is in a position to as?ert. however,
that if Emperor Nicholas decides to approach
Japan it will be through France, and that nego
tiations will be v-ondurtecl either between M.
Delcasse. the French Foreign Minister, ar ! T>r.
Montono. the Japanese Minister at Paris, or be
tween M. Harmand, the French Minister t->
Japan, and Count Katsum. the Japanese Pre
mier ,it Tokio.
The Russian government now feels t-prtaln
that Japan will not make th<» first move rr dis
close her position until overtures are made vi
thoritatively i:; the Russian Emperor's najHß* 1 ,
on the ground that he alone is capable of hln«1
ing Russia. It Is possible that Japan's attitude
in this regard has been exposed through un
official attempts to ascertain terms. Japan. It
will be remembered, took the san position wh:n
Here Detrlng, th • German Commissioner of
Customs at Tie;i-Tsin. without plenary powers,
sought to obtain Japan's terms for ending Ike
Chlno-Japansse War. declining to trpat until
Li Hung Chang, accompanied by John W. Fos
ter, went to Tokio with full powers.
In view of the possibility thAt no basis of
agreement might result, even *>.\mld the Em
peror now approach Japan with* pacific pro
rosals. it is regarded as likely that hostilities
wouM continue." again following the precedent
cf the Camp Japanese War. until negotiations
ended. The Chino-Japanese negotiations were
begun in December, and peace was conclude!
in the following April. Meanwhile, the Jap
anese made a winter campaign in Manchuria..
In the conferences "oncernlns the question
whether Russia should" now indicate her willin*
ne?s for peace all agreed, first, that prepara
tions for war should not he relax*"!, and. sec
ondly, to reject humiliating terms. There wouM
probably be two points on which Russia wouTd]
be found implacable, namely, cession of terri
tory and indemnity. It Is pointed out. how
ever, that If Japan seriously desired lurinsr
peace. Russia might be ready to off>r tir>— r -t
compensations. For Instance, In li?u of direct
Indemnity she might turn over la Japan th«
proceeds of the sale of all the rights and prop
erty of the Port Arthur and Dalny and ths
Chinese Eastern rru.ways. and liberally pay for
the maintenance of Russian prisoners In isa i,
and, while refusing to cede Sagh-ilk n, mier'H
grant rights to the fisheries there, or even re
linquish all the valuable seal fisheries o:i tb*
Commander Islands. It Is rxwsible. also, that
satisfactory arrangements might l>** made re
garding Russian naval strength In E.i^tera
waters for a period of years.
PEASANTS SHOT DO}]
Serious Disorders at Ktttno and
Ostrozc Checked by Troops.
Warsaw. March 2"~— Serious agrarian disturb
ances occurred to-day at Kutuo. It is reportci
that the troops fired on peasant rioters, and that
several of the latter were killed or woar.dcd.
There wero similar riots at Cstrow. In the san:d
district. The Governor SI Warsaw, with th*
Public Prosecutor, has gone to Investigate th*
affair.
Three of the soldiers wounded last night by
the explosion of a bomb are reported to b>
dying. Their injuries are horrible. C'othins and
buttons were forced Into their bodies. No ar
rests""have yet been mado.
f T.TIHis. March 22.— Disorders are reported amor>£
theTAbhaaians, who are driving a large nuni-
W/of Russians from their properties. g«veral
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