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F. B. HARRISON FOR MAYOR
MVEPBY'S XEW PLAN.
QfcCltflan To Be Sacrificed to Save
Tammany.
r
The BUM of Francis B. Harrison wan used
with great posltlvencrs in certain quarters yes
terday as the Tammany candidate for Mayor
: thiP fall. Mr. Harrison was the candidate for
' lieutenant Governor on the State ticket last
fall. He was formerly member of Congress
from the 13th District, being elected from what
is generally regarded as a Republican strong
hold It was declared last night with posltive
• ness that Mr. Harrison's nomination would be
MrMsfJai about without friction and that George
'-J* McClellan had voluntarily stepped aside, A
•plac« on the Supreme bench or a re-election to
'Congress \f spoken of for McClellan.
In the same breath with these, announcements
Lmany interesting details were dilated on. Few.
•Fo the politicians say. realize the discord that
fnow exists in Tammany Hall. The avaricious
rule of Charles F. Murphy ha? turned, many
ileadere aie-ainst him. The rank and file and the
1 small leaders do not get even "a look In." to
quote I dissatisfied Tammany man. The Murphy
clique 1? a small and dose corporation, and the
F»le<-t few are getting rich, while the many ar«
rot allowed even the crumbs.
S" far as Mayor McClellan is personally con-
< r -r r^A. hifi attitude on gas has condemned him
Wrt "f hani with certain newspapers, and the
*<* •"rials printed daily in the newspapers of
m n Hearst and other publications. It is
-d even by the Mayor's friends, have hurt
"mensely on the East Side and in the
ltn*m«l districts, where Tammany must look
its votes
Th" administration of the Mayor has been
♦ 'ich. also, as to turn hundreds of Tammany men
cpslnst him. The Tammany leaders and the
rank and file see Murphy and his favored court
ijiauling in enormous contracts, and they get
nothing. The supervision of the Police Depart
jnent by McAdoo has embittered practically
every rambler and poolroom operator and sa-
ioonkeeper in the city. Tammany's vote comes
largely from this class. The district leader haw
Blway* been able to find places for dozens,
even hundreds, of men in the poolrooms,
gambling houses and other illegal resorts. Now
they are to a large extent closed, not by McAdoo,
really, but by Jerome. Still McAdoo is blamed
end the gamblers and the district leaders are
disgruntled. The administrations of Commis
fioner "Woodbury of the Street Cleaning Depart
■jnent. Dr. Darlington of the Health Board, and
ether city bureaus, have been so completely in
Urn with reform principles as to enrage the rank
end file of Tammany Hall.
Murphy's warfare against McCarren In Kings
County has solidified that borough organization
ftain*! Tammany domination. Many leaders
•who Jn a free *trr.£gi<-- would favor McClelian
«r.d Tammany, because of the hold-up tactics
of Murphy have fallen in behind McCarren.
The Sullivsns. aside from Murphy, the strong
est combination In Tammany Hall, are embit
tered, and holding aloof. On* of the Sullivan
leaders said Just before he started for Hot
Springs: •-'The Mayor Is all right; but the gang
lvhind him if awful raw."
Vhe HuY.iKa.'ik, ... the early r : ._'■'- of the admin
istration, protested vigorously against the policies
of McAdoo; againßt the administration of Dr.
TVoodbury; against the warfare on MeCarren;
gainst the war against ramblers and places of
Illegal prosperity: but they were told to attend
i" their own business. Last week Murphy sent
for one of the 'strongest leaders, of the Sullivan
Action, and Raid: "I want to talk over the situa
tion with you."
This leader said in. reply: . "I have nothing to
eiy. You guys have been running things. Now.
}•<-*; on running them. Remember, This Tam
jneny Hall ain't a church, and it ain't a Stand
ard Oil organization. Every man is entitled to
r<*« bit. You have been freezing them out. Well,
|wefi -, -moving. Tou ran put this down for the
F'jllivans. though They ain't a gang of quitters,
end if you don't get a vote this fall but what
the Ivans can deliver you can count on them.
They never cut or ignored. a ticket yet. Tam
many will be Tammany when you follows are
c«-ad and buried."
The Bttlllvana are not in revolt. They Bay
however, they cannot hold their people
jr. line for continuance of the present system of
city government. Thls lB tne attitude of a great
many tn*weiful factions In the organization.
TJatea* tner^ i? a change. Murphy has been
y told. 'he may cc well look for defeat.
'ituation. to i» la I— ninii. has been seri
ously discussed by Murphy and his advisory
Y.oard— J Sergeant Cram. Bonrke Cockran and
T Dowling— and the understanding ha?
■"ached that a change must be effected.
By withdrawing McClellan and running Harri
es believed that Heart* can be prevented
•King the ticket or running independently
o- having a candidate; that the papers which
* r • support a ticket can be brought into line
and that fresh promises, made to be broken, can
be tnven to the gamblers and saloon men.
Thst is The situation to-day, and from an au
thoritative source last night it was indicated
iha* a programme such a* ihat cited above
be worked out within the next few
months, and when it came around time for the
* •-. convention HedeOan would be gracefully
and a new deal ordered all around,
* tth the :d»a of disconcerting and confusing the
Uld winning back the allegiance of ele
ir.ents now alienated, the support *>f which is
ln-.p-ratlve f<-.r Tammany *noeem
MAYOR IX TROUBLE.
Also WeehaxL'kens Police Chief—
Has Fight in Tenderloin.
Edward W. Berger. Mayor and chief of police of
TVeehawken. N. J.. had an exciting time in the
Tenderloin last night and as a result had John
] Toy. of the Hotel Norn-.andie arrested. Barter
nliegp* that )>>!oy tried to stab him In the police
nation Benrer showed a gold police badge to prove
fcis assertion thet he was chlff of the department.
Bercer leit tho Metropole Hotel nt the 42d-"t.
entrance. In come manner the police chief and
l.eroy cam*> together rather hard. Berger alleges
J^rov <-«l!ed Mm vile names and then endeavored
to *tab him. When searched at the station house,
the police fay. they found no knife In L*K>jrji pos
**Fslon.
MANY CRABZ KILLED BY COLD
Chesapeake Dealers Worried Over Outlook —
Rumor of a Trust.
[BT TELE<3nAFH TO THE TBIBUXE.J
Baltimore. March 25.— Inquiry among the dealers
sjj4 shipper* of th» Chesapeake Bay crab shows
the' they are not so anxious concerning the re
ported movement for a trust in the crab market
*■• 'hey er* about the enormous destruction of the
crab« by the severe winter. Millions of crab* killed
l»y the freeze are floating ashore In the lower hay.
DSWEY'S PORT WINE AND GRAPE JUICE.
Cannot be excelled for th*- sick
H. T. Dewey & Sons Co., 133 Fulton fit., New York.
-'Advt.
. .ho^Sa^Vr&ht, M wlad .. NEW- YORK. SUNDAY. MARCH 2fi. 1905. -SIXTY PAGES.
OLD LOCOMOTIVE FATED.
New-York Central May Gradually
Supplant It with Electricity.
The <<fnYia]ft 'and directorate of the New-Tork
Central have derided that If the electric motor*
trat are to be used on the division between the
Grand Central terminal and Croton are suoress
ful. in the future no Pteam locomotives will be
ordered, and that as new engines are required
electric engines will be ordered, and gradually
the entire motive power on the road will he
rhanped from steam to electricity.
It was with a knowledge of this derision that
.Senator Depew at a recent dinner of the Trans
portation <-luh said: "I predict Ihat in fifty
years there will not be a steam locomotive In
the country, except in museums."
Within the last few months the officials of
the road have be Pn making exhaustive tests of
these new motors which are to supplant the
Meam engines on the division adjacent to New-
Tork. These tests have been exceptionally sat
isfactory. In addition to this, the officials have
carefully surveyed the points alonp the line
where electricity can be generated and stored
cheaply. ]n anticipation of such a chanpe. sev
eral vantage points for electrical equipment have
been quietly purchased or taken under lease, so
that when the time comes for a general and
broad chanpe the rr.ad will he in a position to
get elertrical power easily, quickly and cheap
ly.
The American Locomotive Company, at whose
Schenectady plant most of the engines used by
the New-York Central are manufactured, has
realized this trend, and now broad plans are
being prepared for meeting the demand for elec
trical locomotives when the time comes. Al
ready a great part of that enormous plant has
been converted Into eji electrical department.
Here, in conjunction with the General Electric.
Company, whose plant Is also in Schenectady,
the first lot of electric locomotives for the Cen
tral is being constructed.
CENTRAL AFTER ELECTRIC LINES.
Reported Efforts to Merge Important Ca
nadian Systems.
[BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBUNE.]
Montreal, March 25.— A dispatch, from Niagara
Falls, Orrt.. to-night says that the New- Central
is now conducting- negotiations looking -to the
formation of the bipgest electric railway merger
ever attempted. For. some time it has been known
that efforts were being put forth, by the New-York
Central to obtain control of the international rail
way system which recently passed from the hands
of the Ely Interests to the Pierce interests, and it
Is now stated that the deal has been completed.
The next step in forming the big- combination was
to obtain the controlling 1 Interest in the various
electric railway systems and power companies In
Canada which, used power generated at Niagara
Falls. To this end negotiations were begun with
Frederic Nlcholls. a Toronto capitalist, who is paid
to be the most heavily interested in a financial
way In these corporations, and is their executive
head, looking to the transfer of them to the Van
derbilts. These companies include the Electric De
velopment Company, of Ontario; the Toronto and
Niagara Power Company, the. Toronto and Hamil
ton Railway Company and the Niagara, St. Cath
arine's and Toronto Electric Railway.
Mr. Nlcholls, it is learned, has had frequent con
ferences with other shareholders in these concerns
and has reached an understanding with them where
by they will part with their holdings to the New-
York Central on terms which have been offered
them by the dwrbWta. ! ,
In the last year representatives of the New- York
Central have made frequent trips to Toronto, and
H was pwtty generally understood in, railway circles
that the Vanderbilts were endeavoring to gain an
entrance Into that city. It is now clear that if the
great international merger becomes a reality they
will use the Niagara Falls, St. Catharine's and
Toronto system as a connection at the falls, but
will not. it is said, convert it into a steam road.
The country through which this line runs is
picturesque, and this feature of the system will be
made the most of by the new owners.
The merger will include every important electric
company between the falls and Hamilton, and
Toronto. During the fruit season, the main belt
of the peach and pear orchards In Canada lying m
the Niagara Valley, the traffic on the Niagara, St.
Catharine's and Toronto Railway Is of immense
volume.
CASTRO MORE HOSTILE.
Shotting Bitter Feeling Against
American and French Interests.
Paris. March 25.— An official dispatch from
Caracas says President Castro, who was absent
from the capital during the recent supposed
amelioration of the situation, has returned to
Caracas and has manifested strong hostility
s^ainst American and French interests. His
attitude, it Is added, is particularly menacing
aeainst the French Cable Company. It is pre
mature to say what steps France will take, as
the information has Just been received, and the
official* have not yet had an opportunity to
consider it. It is likely, however, that their
action will depend on President Castro putting
his menaces into effect by overt acts against
the company or the forfeiture of its concession.
No orders for warships to be held in readiness
have yet been issued or are contemplated for
the present, but there seems to be a growing
impression in official quarters that the presence
of a warship in Venezuelan waters might exer
cise a salutary influence.
The dispatch adds that Castro's declination to
srbitrate the American demands was accom
panied by n refusal to hold any conversation on
the pubject. The French Cable Company hns
received advices practically to the same effect.
These indicate that President Castro's influence
will probably cause the court to render final
Judgment on the cable company's concession
early next week. It la the unofficial opinion that
the attitude of President Castro against both
American and French interests makes the mo
ment opportune for some exchange of com
munication* between the two governments
toward eventual action along similar lines.
Washington, March 25.— 1n a brief cable dis
patch received at the State Department to-day
from Caracas. Minister Bowen refers to the
action taken in the case of the French Cable
Company, not. however, indicating that it has
been postponed, but rather that it is still pend
ing on the court's docket ready for considera
tion. ;md that it is in a chronic rather than an
acute phase.
WEALTHY COAL MINER IN JAIL.
Sentenced for Ten Days for Calling District
Attorney a Liar.
[BY TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBUNE.]
Roanoke. Va.. March 25.— Colonel C. B. Taylor, of
Montreal. Canada, said to be wealthy. «nd one of
the largest coal operators along the line o f the
Norfolk and Western Railway, was fined $30 and
sentenced to Jail for ten day by Judge Wilkinson,
at Williamson. W. Va., for contempt. Martin
Douglas, prosecuting attorney, was using seven
language, about Miss Martha Davis, a friend of the
coal operator, when he arose and called the attorney
a liar. All attempts to get the judge to release
the Jail sentence have been without tueeeM.
YALE MAN CHOSEN RHODES SCHOLAR.
New-Haven. Conn., March 25.— Albert M. Stevens.
Yale, '05, of Willimantie, Conn., was to-day selected
by a committee from a list of names presented by
the Oxford authorities as the Rhodes scholar from
this State. This Is the second man to be splocted.
The committee acting in the matter was composed
of President Hadley of Yale. President Luther of
Trinity, President Raymond of weftleyan and Dr.
Cunhini of Westminster School.
Take one of Bohn'» Laxatives at bedtime. And
ke*p your liver actlve.-Advt.
A GLIMPSE OF CASTRO'S ARMY.
VBNBZDHiLAN INFANTRY. DRAWN U
PARACSTJATPO,
'Photograph by permlssl'
A QUICK GAS INQUIRY.
Commission Expects to Report Be
fore Adjournment of legislature.
Senator Stevens, 'chairman of the legislative
Gas Inquiry Comm'sfion. announced at the
Fifth Avenue Hotel last night that the commit
tee expected to get through with its work and
report to the legislature before adjournment.
The Senator said that the legislature would not
adjourn on May 1.
He announced the appointment of Gustavus
T. Kirby as junior counsel for the committee.
He is a member of the firm of Kirby & Wood,
of No 2 Wall-st. He is a graduate of the School
of Mines of Columbia University and a practi
cal electrical engineer. Charles E. Hughes,
senior counsel, paid he regarded the appoint
ment of Mr. Kirby as a particularly good one.
Senator Stevens said he had been in confer
ence with Mr. Hughes nearly all of yesterday
afternoon and that they had gone over the situ
ation and had mapped out a general plan for
the work. The chairman refused to say whether
or not they had decided to call city officials as
witnesses, and when asked how many witnesses
would be called he replied that he could not
tell; that it would depend entirely on the ques
tions answered by the first witnesses.
"This investigation." he said, 'will be con
ducted very much as a trial: one question will
lead to another, and the answers will determine
if any more witnesses than the committee now
has in view will be called."
Curiosity has been expressed as to why Mr.
Hughes has asked the coroners for a list of
persons who have died from gas asphyxiation.
It has been declared that the quality of the gas
now furnished, especially water gas, is Injurious
to health and has been responsible for many
dpaths.
It was shown that in 1002 the accidental
deaths were 63. In I£*>3 they were 123. and In
1904 130.
Chairman Stevens denied that th»r/> has been
any friction among the members of the commit
tee. Some members would '•eturn to Albany, to
be present at the session to-morrow night. He
could not say positively whether he would go or
not. If all the members of the committee did
go to Albany there might be an informal meeting
thrre.
XOT HURT BY LOXG JUMP.
Sick Woman Only Bruited —
Leaped from Third Story.
Driven to desperation by family troubles and
suffering from an illness from which she could
hope for no relief. Mrs Kate Rock, forty-two
years old, of No. 232 East 41st-st.. tried to end
her life yesterday by Jumping 1 from a window on
the. third floor.
There was no one at home at the time, Mrs.
Rock having sent her children out on one pretext
or another. She struck on the pavement and
was picked up unconscious, but at Bellevue Hos
pital, whither she was removed by Dr. Hall, it
was found that beyond suffering from multiple
contusions her jump had not injured her.
ALMOST A RACE RIOT.
Officer Attacked by Whites and
Xegroes in Malting Arrests.
A race riot was narrowly averted last night
id tho neighborhood of Amsterdam-aye. anl
f>Ofh-st. In an attack by white* on a police
man of the West tiMh-st. station. 6everal hun
dred negroes became excited. Stores kept by
negroes have recently been robbed, windows
broken and business generally dc-moralized by
the disturbing element among th. whites in th.^
neighborhood. Captain Cooney, acting on scores
of complaint?, sent Patrolman Patrick Phelan,
in plain clothes, to investigate.
Phelan is said to have interrupted a crap
game in front of No. 240 West t',(>th-st. When
he tried to arrest two ringleaders of the gan^r
of toughs and disturbers he was attacked by
nearly a hundred others. Bricks, clubs and
other forcible arguments were used. When the
negroes appeared Patrolman Connor, who saw
his fellow officer in trouble, called for help, and.
with Patrolmen Morris, Toomey and Kenny,
went to Phehin's assistance. Phelan was badly
beaten, having b^t-n kicked about the head and
body. Six other arrests were made.
A DOG'S KENNEL HIS CASTLE
Jury Holds That He Has a Right to Bite
Intruding Persons.
Ktlw.irdsville. 111., March 25.— A novel application
of the time honored principle that a man's house is
lils castle was made by a jury in the Circuit Court
to-day. James Tobin had sued John Winkelmeyer
for $S.<V)O damages because Wlnkelmeyer's dog had
bit Tobin. The dog disfigured Tobin's face.
It was shown that Tobin was endeavoring to
crawl Into th<- .log's kennel to take a nap. The
defence mntt-nded that the dog hud a perfect right
to defend Us own premises against an Intruder
The jury bo decided.
FOUR DROWNED NEAR OCEAN BEACH.
Pleasure Party in Boat Thrown Into Water
by Sudden Squall.
Roekledge, Fla.. March 25.— Several parties went
yesterday afternoon to Ocean Beach from Georgi
ana. On. returning:, a «quall overtook a party of
five in one rowboat. containing Mr. and Mrs. Miller
of Chautauqua, N. V.; Mr. Moore and daughter!
Miss Edith, of Holyoke, Mass., and A. A. Baldwin
of Georgian.!, with whom the rest were boarding!
All but Mr Millar were drowned. arcinsr.
When \hc squall «truck all china to the over
turned boat, but on* by nne they lost their hold
and sank, the heavy waves 'gradually exhausting
their Ftrength. Mr Miller drifts with the boat to
the shorn opposite Lotus, where hi« cries for help
wore hoard.
QUICKEST LINE TO CLEVELAND.
Leave New- York 5:32 p. m.. arrive Cleveland 7 15
next morning, Cincinnati 130 p. m.. Indlanapoily
3:00 p. m.. St. Louis 9:45 p. in . by New York Cen
tral. Fine Service. No excev— Sarc-AdvL
? BEFORE ARMY HEADQUARTERS AT
. VENEZUELA.
lon of Collier's Weekly.l
HATPINS FOR INSUITRR
Women Jab. Men Kick and Punch
Him in 6th-ave.
Miss Gladys Chapman, an a.<-tress. who lives
at No. 167 West loSd-st.. waa seized about the
waist and insulted. In Went 2Sth-st.. near 6th
ave... late yesterday afternoon, by a Rumanian
civil engineer. The appearance of Patrolman
Wlllems* saved the Rumanian a beating from
a number of indignant men and women, who
had witnessed the attack. The policeman had
to use his club all the way to the Tenderloin
station to keep the crowd from molesting the
prisoner.
Miss Chapman said she noticed the engineer
eying several parties of women and making
grimaces at them. When she attempted to walk
ahead of him he walked close to her, and spoke
to her. Then he put an arm about her waist
and tried to take her hand. At the sajne time,
she alleged, he tried to throw her down.
She screamed and broke away. A crowd ran
to the spot. Willemse had seen the assault
and he ran to the spot. The crowd was surg
ing about the engineer. Willemse battled his
way through the throngr. got hold of the man
and started to walk away with him. Women
were jabbing hatpins in the foreigner, and men
punched and kicked him.
The prisoner gave the name of Rudolph Meller.
He said he lived at No. 61 West 69th-st. He
said he wm married. He said he wished merely
to be friendly with Miss Chapman.
PUT DUMMIES IN BED.
Prisoner Has Diphtheria — Escapes
with Co mpaniov .
Rah-way. March 25. — Joseph Robinson, colored,
a "trusty." and a white prisorer. whose name
the reformatary authorities ar© keeping secret
for family" reasons, escaped from that institu
tion last Sunday morning by a shrewd plan, the
nature of which has just come to light.
On Saturday afternoon the white man com
plained of a sore throat. Dr. H. P. Hough, the
regular physician, diagnosed the case as diph
theria, and ordered isolation, giving the victim
the privilege of selecting some one to keep him
company. The man chose Robinson as his com
panion. Robinson was a murderer, sentenced
from Linden three years ago for killing his
cousin.
On Sunday morning the keeper, finding that
neither of the men appeared for breakfast,
looked over the transom, and. seeing both asleep,
left them until noon. when, finding them still
slumbering, broke open the doors and found two
dummies in the beds. No trace of the m o n has
been discovered.
MR. HAY AT THE AZORES.
Feeling Well and Had a Comfortable
Voyage. He Says.
Ponta Delgada. Azore Islands. March 2." .- The
White Star Line steamer Cretic. which sailed
from New-York on March 18 for Napes. with
Secretary Hay and Mrs. Hay on hoard, arrived
here at 4 o'clock this afternoon. When asked
concerning his health, the Secretary said he was
feeling very well and added that he had a 'oni
fortable voyage.
TAKE DEPUTY SHERIFF.
Secret Service Men l*sc Gwu in
Xa t v ralizatio n A rres t .
After a show of resistance, Frei^rtrk J^e.
vigne. a deputy sheriff of Westchester County,
was arrested at his home, near Rye, latr. Fri
day night by I'nited States Secret Service men
on a charge of perjury in connection with the
citizenship frauds. Levigne is an Italian and
well known in the Italian colony.
Several months ago Assistant I'jnitorl States
Attorney Marx discovered that an organized
clique existed in Westchester County. P"u!l
citizenship papers were issued, it waa found,
almost without question, the m.iin requisite nee.
essary being ?"> or $1O to pay the man who
acted as the applicant's witness. The Ferret
Service men visited Levigne's home. Ho be
came excited when he discovered he was to
he arrested, made a frantic appeal to a num
ber of countrymen to assist him and under
took at the same time to draw a pistol. The
Secret Service men. however, presented some
guns of their own and the man gav^ in. It Is
Sfild that he confessed yesterday.
BADLY HURT BY "AUTO."
Mason Knocked Dmcn by Car of
E. Rollins Morse.
Felix Connor, a mason, living at Xo. 240 West
4/>th-st . was run over yesterday by an automo
bile hansom belonging to E. Rollins Morse, of
No. 45" sth-ave. .No .me was in the car
Connor was standing at a corner, and the au
tomobile came along at slow r.jieed. Just hr>
fore it reached Connor the man rtoaped In front
of jt. It knocked him down and ran over both
legs. Commissioner McAdoo was th*. first person
to g.< to Connor's assistance. Dr Qillespte, of the
New-York Hospital, found thnt no bonep were
broken. ftlthoiiKh the man wai painfully in
jured. Commissioner IfrAdoo refup°d to allow
the driver's arrest.
PINEHURST CAM DEN-JACKSONVILLE
Atlanta A Houthwtst— Three dally high claM trail.*
via Seaboard Air Line Ry. Office 1.153 Broadway.—
Ad vi.
A NEW REVOLT IMMINENT.
RVSSLtX MILLS CLOSED.
Open Threats of Violence in St.
Petersburg— 3o.ooo Idle.
Ft. Peterehunr. March '2*V— The industrial
problem in St. P«»t*rshurs: has again entered OB
a difficult st.-is*. the owners of many factories
having, in consequence of continued backlnß
»nd filling by their employed, decided to dose
down their Avorks entirely, locking out thirty
thour-nnd men.
The id!e workmen are in an ugly frame of
mini. The machinery in one <.f the big cotton
mills was wrecked yesterday, and the spirit of
disorder is in the air. Trouble Is expected, and
it is believed th«» wilder spirits are now not
without bombs and oth*r weapons of defence and
reprisal. ' Guard officers continue to receive
warnings that they will sign their death war
rants if they order th" troops to fir , and ■ So
cial • Democratic propaganda of demonstration
and disturbance Is evident.
The proprietors of the cotton mills and wool
len mills, which have been opera on the
smallest possible margin of profit, are generally
planning to pay off and discharge their em
ployes, trying, with the aid of the authorities, to
send them back to the villages.
It is openly stated among the workmen that
the fighting wing of the Social Revolutionists
has passed sentence of death on thirty high per
sonages, the list being headed with the name
of Grand Duke Alexleff. ending with that of the
Emperor and bearing the name of the Empress
Dowa ger.
FORTUNE FOB SOLDIER.
New-Yorker at Fort Ethan Alien
Gets -$150,000.
[BT TEJ.EORAPH TO THE TBIBCXE.]
Burlington, Vt.. • March Because he has
fallen heir to a fortune of about $150,000. Leon
H. DegTaff, a son of the late "W. H. Degraff. of
the firm of Degraff & Taylor, of New- York, and
grandson of H. P. Dagraff. former president of
the Bowery National Bank, will be discharged
from the loth Cavalry, at Fort Ethan Allen,
after serving only a year of his three years'
enlistment. . . . •
Degraff will go at once to New-York, and will
be associated with H. D. Cochrane. in West
12oth-st . in the real estate business. He en
listed when he was a student in the Packard
Business College, and says he can give no rea
son for leaving home. He says he will return
to his mother soon, and will HVB with h*»r In
New-York.
Leon Degraff was the son of the late "William H.
Degraff. who had four children. William H. De
graff, who was to have received an estate from hi«
fath-r. H. P. Degraff. died before his father, to
that the estate that would have gone to him has
been distributed among his four children. Henry
D. Cochrane. a cousin of i^eon Degraff. who lives
at No. 2.018 sth-ave.. said last night that he did not
know what young Degraff s share in the estate
amounted to. Degraff is not yet of age. and h!s
share of the estate I? being .administered by his
guardian. , "^.l
RETT'RXTXG THE FLAGS.
Delivery of Confederate Banners
Begun at Washington.
Washington. March 2.l.— Acting under au
thority of a' special act of Congress, General
Ainsworth. the military secretary, to-day began
the delivery to the Governors of all the South
ern States affected of all Confederate battl°
flags captured by the Union forces in the War
of the Rebellion. At the same time the military
secretary addressed a letter to each of the Gov
ernors, informing him of the action of Congress
and of the steps taken by the Wat Department
for the return of the battle flaps.
Since their capture these flags have bee-,
stored in the War Department, and most of them
are in a fair state of preservation. There are
about 510 of them, but Mote cannot be return-1
from lack of identification.
GIVES $100,000 FOB ART.
James Still Contributes for
Maintenance of Academy in Rome.
At a dinner given last evening at the Univer
sity Club by the trustees of the American Acad
emy of Fine Arts in Rome, to congratulate the
corporators on the recent passage of th" 1 bill
by Congress incorporating the institution, an
nouncement, was made that James StillmHP.
president of the National City Bank, had con
tributed $100,000 toward the fund for the main
tenance of the permanent home of the aoademy
In the Villa Miraflori. one of th^ beautiful resi
dences of ib« Via Xnmentana. near the Porta
Pin.
After the purchase Of the permanent home
for th.' academy the fund for its maintenance
was started In January last on the basis of ten
subscriptions of $100,000' earl). .T. Pierpont
Morgan, one of the trustees, headed the list of
founders and members in perpetuity with ;i sub
scription of $106.00i>. Henry Walters and Will
iam K. VanderMll subscribed $100,000 each, and
Harvard University, through the instrumental
ity of Henry L. Hlajainaon, a trustee, sub
scribed $100,000 and became the fourth founder.
Charles V. MoKtm. president of the trustees
of the academy, presided at the dinner, which
was held at the University Club, and was at
tended by about seventy trustees and incor
porators. informal addresses were made by
E'.ihu Root and ex-Mayor Low. Among others
present were Senator Wetmore. Senator W. A.
Clark. Senator Dryden. Wayne MacVeagh. Clar
ence H. Mackay. F. D. Millet. K. H-Blashfle|d,
Charles T. Barney and John L. Cadwalader.
NEBBASKA TO FIGHT TWINE TRUST.
Legislature Appropriates $200,000 for a
State Factory.
[BT TEI.eaFAVi**TO THE TKIBI'XE.]
Lincoln. Neb.. March 25.— The Nebraska legislat
•ire has decided to fight the Cordage and Binder
Twine Trust, and yesterday passed .in appropria
tion for &mOM for the establishment and main
tenance of a State riant 'or the manufacture of
binder twine. The factory will he operated by con
victs In the Star- penitentiary, and the first efforts
of the plant will be toward furnishing only Ne
braska farmers relief from the exactions of the
trusts.
Afterward, if the plant is a success, the market In
lowa and Kansas will be invaded by the Nebraska
article. Work will h« befrun Immediately on the
plant, ami If possible the output will be ready for
the summer's harvest.
SAVANNAH LINE.
bailing every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Pier
25, North fUvejr, offer nice trip to Savannah and re
turn—Large new ships— excellent sen tee- Low rates.
AtlM.
PRICE FIVE TENTS.
LINERS IN COLLISION.
PASSENGKMS IX PAXIC
Eighteen Hundred Lives En.'
dangered at Halifax.
Halifax. V S . March 2T».— Two crent transat
lantic liners, th*> Parisian of the Allan U*» and
th» Alb-uio. ■ Hnmnunr-.Vraericnn boat. »>•■■
bound in, heavily load. 1 with passengers. \ver»»
in collision off the li:irh»»r c nrnix-.- »>• nislit.
Both recelTed fearful wound*, but managed to •
resi.h their piers ami toad their i;ani<-strioken
passengers in safety. The Parisian's st»rn
touche<| button -.i< -i» rnnwl aJanjg»Hi hfr
wharf, while hard snjsjninji kept the Alba no
free.
Both steamers were from BnfSffMM port*, the
Pnrisinn from Liverpool and M<>vil!i\ and th*
Alhaiv. from Hamburg. The Parisian had ••
board » thonsaml bS)*m*sjms, many of whom
wore bound for her other port. St. John. N. B.
The Alhano carried about eisht hundred i»n«
senders, nearly all for Philadelphia, to which
port she was to have proceeded aftec c;illin
here.
The Parisian arrived off the entrance t« fn*
harbor at dusk, and was taking a pilot 01
hoard when the Albano was s»«»n coming hi
from •»*>!) As the German boat approached th<»
officers of the Parisian realized that there xrn»
danger of a collision. and the enzine room vra*
signalled for full speed ahead. Before th-
Parisian could pet nnder way. however, The
Alba no struck her on the ««tarhonrd side, a short
distance nstern of the engine room, crnshln? In
the great steel plates and opening up a hole
through which the water poured in tons. The
bow plates of the Albano were bent and tb»
stem was twisted, hut her water tight compart
ments were promptly closed and her pumps set
vigorously- at work.
Immediately following the collision the steam
ers headed into th» harbor at full speed, til*
Parisian with a heavy list to starboard -nd
the Albano somewhat down at the head. '!**• 1
Parisian had considerable water in her stern,
which was also sinking deeper as she steamed
along. Both vessels whistled frantically for
help, and every tug in the harbor responded,
and as the Parisian appeared in greater danger
several ranged themselves alongside that vessel
and assisted in the pumping.
PASSENGERS BEG TO BE TAKEN OFF.
The passengers on board both vessels were
fairly panic-stricken and begged londly of th«
tugboats to take them off. but the little steam
ers clung tenaciously to the side of the great
liner, and never left her until she was safe at her
pier. Many of the passengers rushed excitedly
about the decks, while others knelt in prayer.
The officers were unable thoroughly to reassure
them, but -within a few minutes after the col
lision all had been supplied with life preserver*,
while the lifeboats were hoisted out ready for
Instant launching in case the vessels showed
signs of foundering.
The suspense of those on board the Parisian
was intense. Great volume* of wat»r were
pouring from the vessel: the engines quivered
not only with the exertion of running the nn- -
merous pumps, but In keeping the vessel plongh
| ing along at top speed, Half way up the harbor
! her stern hnd settled many feet and the list to
; starboard had became prononme«l. bnt the
steamer kept on. with her faithful fleet of tug*
alongside working energetically to keep . her ■
afloat.
At last the bright light on the pier was seen,
and those on board realized that the danger wa<
nearly over. The vessel ranged alongsJd** apt
wharf, lines were thrown out. gangplanks
lowered and a thousand passengers rushed la
land as fh<» stern of the ve ssel touched bottom.
The Albano. which was behind the Parisian,
had 1 somewhat similar experience, although
her pumps were able to keep her bow compart
ments fairly free, so thnt the alarm on board
was not so great. The Alhino rrached her pier
n short time after th« Parisian, and all passen
1 gers. only a few of whom were booked for this
port, hurried ashore. Th*> discipline exhibited
on both steamers followfng the accident was ad
mirable
The steamer Parisian, Captain Johnson. .««allri
; from Liverpool on March IH , n i railed at Mr»
vllle. laailna there thn n~xt dny for Halifax a"'l
St. Johns.
i The A'bsno. r- ap taln Cudenh^ld. saiTed twtm
: Hamburg on. March J> for Haifa* and Phlladfl-
I phia. passing thrrnuc*> th» Straits of T>over on
March Mt
. Th a Parisian Is „ .«teel hark ri^r».i vessel,
3,385 tons burden net. 41'"^ feet i..> - 4C» fe-t
j wide end 33 feet In depth. Sh« was built in
i Oia?jrow. Scotland, by Napier •■ Sons, an-1
launched in January. IVM1 V M
The Albano is ■ steel schooner rigg»d resort,
i 2.433 tons burden net. 3** fo» t Tons. \r. f«t
:. wide, and 27 feet in depth. She was built .-Jt
■ Belfast. Ireland, i.v Hirun'i * WoM ».vl
launched in January. ISM
says Jixrron killed.
Wife of Victim Declares He Wo*
Throxcn Downstairs.
Jam»s Connors, janitor of the house at >:«\
003 lst-ave.. was lodged in th- East ."ilst-st
nation last night, charged with -..i;,. »h«
death of Paul Levosque. who had lived at N>.
•OS East 4Sth-st. Uvosnae's wife said he told
her on Friday that he hid been thrown down
stairs by Connors. The former was dispossessed
from the house in lst-ave. on Mar«-h 1?. for non
payment of rent. Connors threw him down
stairs when ho w*»nt back to the boose tr» look
after the furniture, she said. Connor* nays that
IiSTSSSjiM was Intoxicated and pronany fell.
LEAVES NITSSE
Former Patient of Young Woman Bemen
bers Her in His Will.
[BT TKLEGRAPM TO THE TStBC^K.]
MiddWown. N. V.. aterrii 23.— Mrs. All«f,» H
'"".ray. a nurse in »h Mldciletown State Mo*p»ril.
formerly a privnte nurse at Kllenvll!". N". V.,- Ymi>
iv»t received a lej-jicy of $Kt,O»XV from !• patient
whom .«h<> .-XT---.! for nt Kll*-nx-i!l<». Th» fr!<*n<!s iif
the yot7nj: •woman ;<•• much pi»n<^rt at h«»r jj.-wvf
forrnn*. b*»?ause she has had * ««»rle* o" m!«fcrt
un"« which would have dUwourited many. She.
with her h»ishand. conducted i private sanat.TtMm
until last year. wh»n her htisbarni dl»d of ptomairw
poisoning, and «he was 111 a !'»:is thae from «h*
fame cause. Afterward !<he m<»t with an s«cci(iiMit
which confined h»r to the hospital far *» lone time.
FOR BROCKTON SUFFERERS. $42,000.
nrockton. MaM , March ■ —^The relief frai to b-j
devoted to alleviate suffering resulting from th*
explosion here last M»nl>v continues to rr^w rap-
Idly, and the hope of the committee that each fam
ily may receive JI.OOO wlii probably be realized Al>
rendy wa>«N has reached City Treasurer Eitwr«on
m ■
SPRING TOURS TO WASHINGTON.
Royal Mm Line. Only It! from Xew-Vork aT!
expenses thre* day?, rail and hotel; March M Amu
IS .n.J ::. and May U. Inquire B. A Qt'lUkoi

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