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ROOSEVELT RUSHES WEST.
OS BIS WAY TO TEXAS.
Makes Brief Stops and Talks at
Pittsbvrg and Harrisburg.
Pittsburg. April The special train bearing
president Roosevelt nnd his party to the South
west arrived in PUtshur* at 54.". o'clock to
-ipht. The trip from Washington was without
incident, except at Horseshoe Bend, where, In
a drirzllnp rain. th<> President stopped the train
ar.d n*d the pnrtv photographed. In this city
the President eppcami on the rear platform of
Cihe <" ar an(l W!iS enthusiastically greeted by a
larf rrowd ct peop!?. Ke said he was glad to
be able to visit thi* preat industrial city again
and that his admiration for Pittsburff was
creat EepodaXly was this true, he said, when
ne considered the majority given him here last
"A Pittsburger find a former member of my
Cabinet " said the President, "is now in the
Senate*. ' I rifer to Senator Knox. gentlemen.
and he is certainly a very clever man."
Prolonged cheers greeted this remark. At
g-15 the train continued on its journey.
STOPS IN HARRISBURG.
President Says Taft Is Sitting on the
Harrisburg. -n.. April 3.— "1 don't exactly
say that I ne .-d a rest, but lam going to take
one hi the open, under God's blue heaven,"
paid President Roosevelt to-day, standing on
the platform of his special car in th« Pennsyl
vfcJll . station and talking with Representative
olm5! District Attorney McCarrell and Mar
shal Leonard, in the presence of a great crowd
t>ial had gathered at the station ta meet him. ■
It was suggested to the President that things
would en along- smoothly, even in his absence.
"Oh. things will be all right." h<? said. "I have
left Taft sitting on the lid keeping down the
ganto Dominga matter." »
Later he said: "I n goin? to have an out-
Ing. I am going to Ket away where I won't
even th'.nk of a fourth class postmaster."
The crowd gave the President a cheer as his
trs : arrived. He stood on the rear platform,
waving his hand and beamir* with good nature.
"When the train stopped the President stepped
from the rim form with the remark to a Secret
Service officer: "Pass right along now, and If
this crowd isnt too big I'll shake with all of
At this there was a rush to shake hands with
fclni. When some little girls were handed up to
him he said: .
"God bten the children." and then, turning to
Mr. Oln =:ed. he said: "You know I believe in
these chi "ren."
To en i 'd Hsr with a button in his coat
the President said: "How are you. comrade?'
As the train moved off. at 1:07, a man pro
posed three cheers for "Teddy," which were
g:v.' with a v. ;!!, and the President laughed
His last rcir-ark as the train got up speed
was a hearty. "So long, boys; goodby."
CHEERED AT DEPARTURE.
President To Be Absent from Wash
ington About Trco Months.
frXOM thf TRim-Nx BrREAf.]
Washington. April 3.— President Roosevelt and
1:1s party started for the Southwest at 9:05
o'clock this morning, just five minutes behind
the tlrrie scheduled for his departure. The delay
xves caused by one of the horses attached to
the President's lor.dau falling on the slippery
asphalt pavement in front of the Treasury
Balliinr on the way to the station. Xo one was
hurt, and th* horse was : tangled from the
harness without injury. beers and good wishes
resounded through the station as th" President
ceparted. Among those it the Ftation were
n&ny frieri'ls of the Prtsident, including Post
n:a*ter General CorteJyou and netary Met
cslf . As General Joseph Wheeler pressed for
trurd through the throng- to reach the Presi
aaafs hand, he was roughly thrust back by a
policeman. The President saw the predicament
of the little old soldier jurt In Ime, and. reach
ing past the officer's shoulder, caught hold of
General Wheeler and drew him through the
phalanx. AFFistant Secretary Barnes brought a
number of comrr.iFsions for the President to sign
Ju« before the train started, tnd the execu
tive si<r;ati:re on one of them was affixed after
the wheels hud egvn to turn. In the party, be
tides th»- President, were Secretary Lseh, Gen
eral S. B. M. Youne. Dr. Alexander Lambert.
Lieuterj^'i: G. R. Fortescue, one of the Preaf
<!er.t'e ■ ■■•'■ M. C.Latta and J. L. McGrew,
■tfiagrapfcerfl, a photographer and representa
tJKts of the press associations.
The special train consists of three cars, th©
Presidents private car. the Rocket: the Pull
ni *' steeper Forest and the combination bag
t*t* tn4 buffet <-ar Viceroy. It is handsomely
fitted up and contains every known appliance
Xcr the comfort and safety of the passengers.
The trip is being made primarily to enable the
PreflSer.t to attend the reunion of the Rough
Rider-.. at Fan Anton j o- Te3C# next Fr i < j ayi an<l
to hunt big game i n Oklahoma and Colorado.
The Prcsid. .m will deliver notable addresses at
•fveral places. His first important stop will be
*t Louisville, Ky.. to-morrow morning, where
H." I ]'^ th * « uett of l « e city -r three hours.
-VrfTi e ° from directly to St. Louis
£.d thence over the Missouri. Kansas and Texas
Rt..road to fian Antonio, stopping at several
r£". '£ the way> amon * them Fherman and
Jfl ] iriS Fan Amo »l°. th. President will
SJtrf ho ? a for a %volf hunt, and thence to
IS 0 hUnt his gu ™ In Uie mountains.
curts^r^ "7? 2*X»n*tmnot* should compel
•wT'nTV 1 wi 1 * trlp th * President will be ab
tjw- ngton about two months. Dcli-
Sldi "m V'T leavJr * Oklahoma h;iv»- not been
S Cnv™!' » ' XSJfcrts t0 lIP Jn tl)e • lountains
couri^ ,« 7Z' ' °° nstaiu touch, by " '-..ns of
Wart ™ J the "•«*« telegraph station, with
S*£s£*Si bMtattk. Dr. Lambert was the
*s. Dr. Lbnitiert was th*»
h^l'V, 1 "Physician ln New-York and ha.i
•i will b*> visited. In
Barn- ,T *< aIl * Pn ™ Assistant Secretary
H* win Si bt ln charg * at the Whlt<i House.
mJv i S? consTant communication with Bec
s£Efa£ *"* »™ Probably receive dls-
S- £rto£ *el X ? dem>S * rain aS H makes
Colorado B *' ° f U * urney to Texas ajid
MICHIGAN BY 70,000.
Republicans Carry State for Supreme
Judge and Others.
ire^T*" J^ ril 33 — EI *c««a return, are fra*
t^;;* r/- , bUt lho lndi^tions are that the Re-
TOoiy; ° t&t * tlckel Is carried by upward of
S- 1 ?' 1^ ■*-' Republican candidates are
(ttaoSi MoOre> of L »P - for Supreme Judge
P""" rii "O ; Arthur Hill, of fiaglnaw. and
CU^SP^' ° f HIIIS(JnJ? - 'or regent, of the
f *"'»"'!*««'. Mil W. J. McKane. of
° r E'i'JcLtjr l<jr nn ' < * mD « r of the State Board
w ICKEST LINE TO CLEVELANO.
t*« ao^V*; y rk fc:B p - M.. arrive Cleveland T:U
L V Si*; ,Clnclcn, Clnclcn J:* P. M. IndlanapoUa •
■*■• mniJr U *" 5 P - M b >-•»- York Central
■*nuc«. J»o excess Ure. -Advl.
_.-■ £*-*ey. rate and warmer.
Te-mon*w, r..la. v\!th aootheMt to teotrth wind*.
O. H. ERNST. U. 9. A.
NEW CANAL BOARD NAMED
THE WORK TO BE PUSHED.
Complete Reorganization of Panama
(FROM TTIK TRHifNE BCBBAC]
Washington, April 3.— President Roosevelt's
order appointing the new Panama Canal Com
mission, signed Saturday, was issued this morn
ing Just as he was departing for the Southwest,
and, following his injunction to "go ahead and
get bu3y with the digping," the five members
now In the city promptly took the oath of of
fice and devoted the whole day to an executive
session in the office of the former commission.
Four of them were already familiar with the
work in hand, and the fifth, the n«v chairman,
T. P. ShontF. took hold of the gigantic enter
prise with that characteristic push which
caused the President to select him for the place.
Judge Magoor. has been th- 3 lepal counsel of the
expiring commission, has twice visited the isth
mus, and knows everything that has been done
and just what questions require first attention.
Mr. Harrod, the only reappolnted member of
the preceding commission, i.^ j- rfe< tly at home
on all matters pressing for consideration. Gen
eral Hams and Colonel Ernst were members of
the original Isthmian Canal Commission from
1599 to IWI, which made the choice between
Panama and Nicaragua, and' J thcir interest in
the great waterway has never flagged. General
Halns only a few months ago, with the latest
official data in his possession, publicly opposed a
sea level canal and advocated locks, in order to
insure the earliest possible opening 1 of the canal
to traffic. Admiral Er.dlcott, the chief of the
Bureau of Yards and Docka of th*» navy. Is an
expert on locks and dams, was a member of
the Nicaragua Commission of IWtr>, and has
been frequently called into consultation by the
commission in the last year. The executive com
mittee of the commission will meet on the isth
mus not later than May 10, and from that time
on. It Is predicted, "dirt will fly."
Finding that the law obliged him to appoint
seven commissioners, the President did so, but
he carried out his own plan by making three
of them practically the commission. Th« other
four, altnough bearing the title of commission
ers, not only receive a much lower compensa
tion, but are assigned to much smaller fields o'
activity. The President also has carried out his
scheme of dividing up the work of canal build
ing among the commissioners, so tha f , nominally
acting as a body, on stated occasions each in
dividual member would operate lit a special
field. The head of the commission is a trained
railroad man. the new Governor of the zone is a
lawyer, who also has had to do with state
affairs, and the engineer commissioner already Is
known for his abilities in th<^ execution of the
practical work of canal cutting. The other
members are placed to comply with the law as
to the number of commissioners, but arr- m^n
of high ability as hydraulic engineers. Secretary
Taft told them tn-day ihat they were expected
to show resjlts, ar.<? that is the keynote for the
atKMBERB OF THE COMMISSION.
The personnel of th" new commission is as fol
THEOrORE P. EHOKTB. chairman
CHARLES E. MAGOON', Governor of canal »->ni».
JOHN F. WALLACE. »-hl*f engineer.
Rear Admiral M. T. ENDIOOTT, U. S. N.
RrlK»dl«>r Gen«ral I'KTKR C HAIXS. V S A., rrtlr. A
Colonel OSWALD H. KI.NPT. Corps of E^ißlneers.
U. E. A
BENJAMIN M. HARROD.
These names were announced at the War De
partment this morning. Secretary Taft made
public a statement showing the allotments of
salaries to the new commissioners, his own Ut
ter to the President and one from Mr. Roose
velt explaining the plan for the reorganization
of the commission, the reasons therefor and the
particular duties to l«e assigned to each com
missioner. The statement regarding salaries is
The President has made an order allowing a sal
ary of $7 500. with travelling; expenses, to each
member of the HJlllllllSSlmi and to the rhnirman of
the commission the additional compensation of
122 v.> to the chief engineer the additional com
pensation of J17.&0O. and to tho Governor of the
rone the additional compensation of fIO.OOO. The
head of each department is allowed the use nf a
furnished hous»» upon the isthmus and his travel
ling enpensx-x when trav*-lline on the business of
ih 'commission. The total is 1102.500. The nalaries
and allowances under th© former commission
amount*-.! to f120.000. Th*» total compensation of
the Governor of the rone and the chief engineer
are In effect unchanged.
Profefsor Wininm H. Burr nnd IlHam Barclay
Parsons civil engineers, '" be Appointed as mem
bers of the consulting *yard of engineers.
BBCBBTARY TAFTS RECOMMENDATIONS.
Secretary Taft's letter to the President is as
War Department. Washington . Mar<?h 30. 1966.
Mr Preeldent: In the matter of the reorganiza
tion of the machine by which the Panama Canal
is to be built. I beg first to call your attention to
the extreme importance of fixing a. definite plan
with r*spect to w!ii<-:i you may feel jeasonable
rertair.ty. nrft. that it can be practically executed
and will result in a navigable canal, and. second,
ll'-it the navigable canal will be the one r>e.«t
fxiartKi to th»* doman.ls whl^h may be made upon
it by the commerce of the world.
The act of Congress Idently contemplates a
car.ai with lock*. the cost of which shall be In the
nciidiberhood of $200,«».000. Including the money
already expended. It is quite within the bounds
of po«Blbillty that the best form nf canal will be a
tea 'level canal with a tidal lock only at ore end.
and that th« cost of It may «xee«d the $200.0f0000
l£ the mind of Congress by at least $100,000,000
m TtT*- uork of the e-nginew-inr department of the
Dresent commlMion ha« been largely devoted to
ohtalnlnn the data npr.n which tiie plan of the
<*anttJ must b*- determined. These <lata Include
toDoaraphlcal measurements, borings, the char
acter of the coil, tl- flow ' f water In the rivers—
■11 stated with •ufflcient exactness to secure the
Unseat calculations by experienced engineers,
th^ua-h not or the sroond. It is probable, that
within th*» next r«^w months these data will have
been so fully ascertained by the chief engineer, Mr
Costlaned on (bird page.
TOUR TO SEE WABHINGTON.
<v.v«t)i.k principal i>->lnts of attraction ut the No
tlonat Capital. April «. via Pennsylvania Railroad.
Three -day trip. K*te «12.«0 or tii.CO according to
boui selected. Itinerary of Uchet acenta.-Advt.
NEW-YORK. TUESDAY. APRIL 4. 1905. -FOURTEEN PAGE^.-^Th.Wr^.t,.,
MEMBERS OF THE PANAMA CANAL COMMISSION.
PETER C. HAINS. V. 8. A-
PROBING OF EQUITABLE BEGUN.
GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES IT AFTER CONFERENCE WITH
Tarbell Selh Future Commissions for $135,000 — Controversy at White
Heat — Alexander, Harriman, Platt and Crimmins Statements.
CLIMAX OF THE EQUITABLE TANGLE.
Governor Higgins and Francis Hendricks, State Superintendent of Insurance, an
nounced at Albany that an investigation of the affairs of the Equitable Life Assurance
Society had been begun.
Gage E. Tarbell received $135,000 from the society in lieu of all future commis
sions he might receive on policies.
President Alexander reaffirmed his charges against Vice-President Hyde, declaring
that he had usurped the president's authority and acted without his knowledge.
E. H. Harriman asserted that neither he nor any of the railroads in which he was
interested had ever sold a bond to the Equitable.
John D. Crimmins denied that the City Trust Company had received any money on
deposit from the Equitable.
A resolution was introduced in the Senate for a legislative investigation of the
IBT TXLEOFArH TO THE T»IBr!CX. ]
Albany. April 3— The affairs of the Equitable
Lif* Assurance Society were discussed this af
ternoon by Governor Higglns and Francis Hen
drkks. State Superintendent of Insurance, and
at ihe close of the conference the Governor an
nounced that the Insurance Department would
undertake an investigation of the present situa
tion and of the society's affairs generally.
•'Both President Alexander and Vice-President
Hyde," said the Governor, "have asked Superin
tendent Hendricks to make this Investigation. I
have known Superintendent Hendricks long and
well enough to know that he is thoroughly com
petent for the task, and everybody can rest as
sured that the examination will be honest and
The Governor was then asked whether this
announcement set at rest the report of a proba
ble legislative investigation into the condition
of the Equitable. He replied that there was no
desire or intention to place the case in the hands
Of the legislature.
"The Insurance Department." said the Gov
ernor, "is more competent and better equipped.
It . ould do the work in a shorter time, and do
it better. The entire insurance world, as well as
the mass of the people, will be satisfied with
Superintendent Hendricks said that the in
vestigation had bepun to-day in New-York City.
and would include the examination of the com
pany's books and papers and the examination of
its officers, directors and pollcyholders by repre
sentatives of the department. As to the further
nature of its scope he would not say. Isaac Van
derpoot chief department examiner, would be in
charge, with as many assistants as he required.
The Superintendent said that the letter from
President Alexander requesting the investiga
tion was dated in February. He declined to
make its contents public. Mr. Hyde's request,
he said, was embodied in his statement pub
lished in the Su>^ay papers.
Aa the res*<t of an agreement reached at the
confer#nce in New-York on Saturday by Super
intendent Hendricks and representatives of ihe
warring factions of the Equitable, the hearing
scheduled for to-morr >w before the Superintend
ent here will not be held.
A legislative investigation of the affairs of
the Equitable Life Assurance Society is pro
posed by a resolution Introduced to-night by
Senator Bracken, who is attorney In two policy
holders' suits recently brought against that
company and author of the bill to give policy
holders hetter opportunity to obtain an ac
counting, nwing to the opposition of Senator
Grady. unanimous consent was lacking, and the
resolution could not be received. It will be for
mally introduced later, however, and be referred
to the Finance Committee.
In offering the measure Senator Braekett said
that the method of investigation he preferred
was that by the Attorney General. Investiga
tion by the Superintendent of Insurance, he
said lacked sufficient publicity. He introduced
this measure, however, so as to have a ♦hird
weapon In readiness In case nothing satisfactory
came of the efforts of the pollcyholders to ob
tain their end through the Attorney General
and the Insurance Department. The resolution
Resolved (if the Assembly concur). That a
taint committee consisting of three members of
the SenS\?and five members of the Assembly
Sate r to ascertain whether any use
has been made of the funds of said society
POLICE MAKE MURRAY HILL THEATRE CLOSE.
There was no performance of -Captain^Bar- I
rir^ton" .t the Murray Hill Theatre last n «ht.
George Washington, in the person of V . HHam
Branwell. an actor, .poke to U» P^*/^™
the theatre steps, and told It why. The BuUd
Ings Department, acting with the police Oe
IJrrt there could be no performance so lon«
as Inflammable scenery was used. __. nery
About 3p. m. Charles Blackled.e a «*nery
inspector, visited the theatre, and. after anjn
spection. told William Proctor and Manager
Stewart the evening performance coul l not J*
Kiven until some of the scenery In use was
made like the rest, fireproof,
The management at once »et to work.Jtnqjg
Tfter all. USHER'S. tta« bouteb that ■**• ***
Bighbe.ll famous, it Is i**?££ 2* :-^ -
T. P. SHONTS.
CHARLES E. MAGOON.
Governor of the canal »one.
either temporary or permanent, or any waste,
or misappropriation; whether there has been
any violation of law on the part of any director
of said society with respect to the sales of se
curities to said society, or the receipt of com
missions, or compensation for such sales;
whether the rates charged by said society for
insurance and the expenses of the society are
extravagant, and generally whether said society
has been managed honestly and with a proper
regard to the interests of the persons interested
in said society.
Said cpm.mittee Is hereby given power to sit
when the legislature Is not in session, and to
make its report at the next session of the legis
lature with any recommendations It may de
sire; it shall have power to subpoena and en
force the attendance of witnesses and the pro
duction of books and papers, to administer
oaths and to punish for contempts; it may em
ploy counsel, stenographers, experts, clerks and
employes, as may be necessary for the purposes
of the investigation.
The sum of $25,000 is hereby appropriated
out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise
appropriated, for the purpose of said committee.
HYDE LAUNCHES BOLT.
Accuses President Alexander to His
Face of Bad Faith.
The investigation announced as begun in the
foregoing dispatch is in accordance with a re
quest received from President Alexander of the
Equitable more than a month ago. according to
to a statement issued from the office of Super
intendent Hendricks here. The Investigation
will include examination of olncers of the so
ciety as well as an inspection of the account,
and an auditing of the expenditures.
It will probably disclose officially what was
learned yesterday, that Gage E. Tarbell, second
vice-president of the society, and head of its
agencies, on the day he entered the fight to oust
Mr. Hyde, sold out all his commissions on future*
policies for $135,0001 This transaction, an
agreement between Mr. Tarbell and President
Alexander, was never passed on by the execu
tive committee or any other official body of tho
Conferemri followed conference on both sides
yesterday. The situation is now practically
where it was before any mutuallzation plans
had been agreed on. President Alexander and
his adherents are working tooth and nail to
oust Mr. Hyde. He is beginning a desperate
fight not only to retain his place in the society,
but to clear himself of the charges brought
against his business career and his personal
Before the entire executive committee, at a
meeting yesterday called by him, Mr. Hyde
charged Mr. Alexander with bad faith and de
manded an answer as to what he Intended to
do about the "interests of the policyholders,"
whose guardian he had announced he was.
"You consented to one mutuallzation plan."
said Mr. Hyde to him. "There came a hitch
about that, and the policyholders* committee de
manded a speedier mutuallzation. I consented
to that, and made other concessions. Now you
refuse to assent to them. What are you going:
to do about mutuallzatlon? What answer are
you going to make to the Crlmmins committee?"
Mr. Alexander returned no answer. After a
conference with his lawyers lasting several
hours and after several hours more of revision
he gave out a signed statement asserting that
Mr. Hyde had usurped his power and acted in
Cont'nut-d on »rcond page.
7 o'clock Manager Stewart said that all the
scenery had been made ' fireproof. About the
same time Inspector Walsh. Captain Shire, of
the East 3.*>th-st. station, and a few men ar
rived. The inspector said that he had been sent
by Police Commissioner McAdoo to see that no
performance was gii«»n. The manager explained
that everything required had been done, but
Walsh said that the theatre could not be opened
until an order had been received from the Build
ings Department. An effort was made to find
Commissioner Hopper, but It failed.
OVER SUNDAY ATLANTIC CITY TOUR
April S. via Pennsylvania Itallroad. £*«»• $10 or
$11. cover* two day* 1 hotel board, lie"** "ont
faoteU at IU rate.— Advc
JOHN F. WALLACE:
M. T. ENtUCOTT. U. S. N.
EXPLOSION ENTOMBS 50.
THIRTY THOUGHT DEAD.
Accident at Letter's Mine Laid to
Benton. 111., April 3.— Soire fifty miners were
entombed to-day in Joseph Letter's mine at
Zeigler by a terrific explosion of gas, and it is
probable that thirtj-q of the buried men are
dead. Thus far four bodies have been found.
The explosion, it Is said, was due to the fact
that the Letter mines are not worked on Sunday,
thus allowing gas to accumulate in the lower
When between thirty-five and forty-five min
ers had descended into the mine to-day to re
sume work, a terrific explosion blew the works
at the mouth of the mine high into the air. One
of th* steel cages was blown to the surface
from the bottom of a s«iO foot shaft. The shock
of the explosion was felt at Benton. twelve miles
northeast of Zeigler. A teamster driving along
a road half a mile from the mine was covered
with falling cinders, and debris covered the floor
of his wagon half an inch deep.
One miner was killed and four were severely
injured at the mouth of the shaft in which the
explosion occurred. The work of rescue was
begun at once by miners, who were arriving
when the explosion took place. But the main
shaft was demolished so that rescue work has
to be carried on through the alrshaft.
This has hindered the work of aiding the en
tombed men to such an extent that when dark
ness fell to-night only three bodies and one In
jured man had been brought to the surface.
These bodies were found forty feet from the
bottom of the air shaft, and this is as far aa the
rescuers have been able to penetrate.
A committee of union miners from Duquoin
and other neighboring mining towns, headed by
Diatrlct President Morris, hastened to Zeigler
soon after the explosion occurred and offered
their aid. The bodies of the dead are so black
ened that tiiey cannot at once be identified. The
Injured miner brought out of the shaft, it is
said, cannot live.
C. E. Chllders, a striking Zeigler miner, last
October predicted in a printed article that an
explosion was likely to occur on account of what
he termed improper ventilation of the shafts.
There was much excitement among miners
when. the accident became known because there
had been a strike of long duration and many
conflicts had occurred between strikers and non
An all day investigation tends to show that
the catastrophe was due to the accidental explo
sion of accumulated gas.
MIXER SUES PEA BODY.
Union President Asks Total of
Denver. April 3.— Charles H. Mover, president
of the Western Federation of Miners, to-day
Bled a complaint In the United States Circuit
Court against James H. Peabody, formerly
Governor ol Colorado; Sherman M. Hell, former
ly adjutant general, and Adjutant General
Bulkeley Wells, who was military commander
in Telluritle when that city was under martial
The complaint states that the plaintiff was
subjected to hardships, humiliations and dis
grace by the defendants without probable cause
and also without legal process. Confinement as
military prisoner, it is alleged, greatly impaired
the plaintiff's health, by reason of the unhealth
fulness of the jail.
Th- complaint asserts that the defendants
were guilty of malice and that they should be
imprisoned according to law. Damages of $100.-
IM) are demanded from each of the defendants.
GREENE TO SELL HOUSE.
The General Will Make Buffalo His
IBT TEI.ISirtAPH TO THI TMBirXZ.I
Buffalo, April 3. — General Francis V. Greene
said to-night that Buffalo was to be his perma
nent place of residence hereafter, and that he
had reached this decision about a year ago. At
about the same time he gave instructions to
his agent in New-York to sell his New-York
house, and that place has been on the market
It was just about a >>ar that General Greene
bought th- Jewett mansion, at No. 303 North
st.. this city. It is understood that he paid
about :?4f>.»'«i<> or jWMWP for the place, and the
real estate men in Buffalo say that the place is
worth between three and four times that
amount. General Greene bought it at a fore
closure sale. The Jewett house was built by
Josteh Jewett. and it cost $11.1)00 to finish one
room in the housr.
Just about thf time that General Greene
bought the house the announcement was made
th it he had been appointed general manager of
th*> Ontario Power Company. Ha definite an
nouncement was made at the time, however,
that he would keep the place permanently. The
announcement, therefore, that General Greene
intends to live in Buffalo hereafter, undoubted
ly means that he Is going to stay with the On
tario Power Company.
TO BRING OVEB POCAHOHTAS'S BODY.
Plan to Bury Her on Jamestown Island at
[BT TELIQRAPU TO THE Taißl
Richmond. April X-Poeahontas. the Indian
prtacers. may be brought from her grave in far
off Knglancl and reburled on Jamestown Island at
th»- eierciars two v*ars r.eneV. lii'-i.lent to the tar
rpntfiiarv of th- fi»« toKilah -ettlement In thi,
countn General FlUfcuc* L,*. president of th«
Jumeßtown Kxuonitnui Comically, wl.o makes th«
■taTement regardlnß Pocahoni**. Iwlleve. that
t. ere will be no dtntculty In th« wa* uf brtn«Ui*
her body to tbia country. _ . ... ..... . ...
PRICE THREE CENTS.
SENATE PASSES TAX BILLS.
BOTH JAMMED THROUGH.-
Strict Party Votes— Elsberg rigor
ously Attacks Measures.
r BT TEUEORAPH TO THK TRIBi;XB.I
Albany. April 3.— To avoid the pressure ItflnS
exertod on the party l-»ders by the opponents
of the pending stock and mort^a^e tax bills
they wfre both jammed through th.- Senate to
night by a strict party vote and in the face of
the most sensational opposition of thr» New- York
City members, culminating in the declaration by
Senator Elsborg that all hope of carrying New-
York City this fall in the Mayoralty election
was ]>ein^ deliberately sajrrMrwt The meas»
ures wer^ passe.l by a stri.-t party vote of ■
to 14. Senators Mall>y, Burr and Stevens hem?
The decision to put the measures through to
night was reached as soon as it becaaas known
that as a result of a meeting of the Republican
Executive Committee of KlHji County the Re
publican legislators to-morrow would ask <;<>v
ernor Hi^ins to intervene and prevent tlie
passage of both measures, but particularly th©
Faced with this sudden and unexpected situa
tion and bound by caucus agreement, the Re
publican Senators from New- York, headed by
Senator Elsberg, attacked the measures with a
bitterness that exceeded that of the Democrats,
but in the end remained true to their party
caucus. The speech of Senator Elsberg was on©
of the most startling declarations heard in tha
Senate this year. Rising in his place after Sen
ators Grady and Raines had exhausted the par
tisan phases of the proposed legislation, and
; Senators WUte and Lewis had urged the
I passage of the bills. Senator Elsberg said:
I suppose I shall vote for the passage of these
bills, because I am bound by my caucus agree
ment, from which I shall not seek to escape
But I cannot help rising in my place here to
declare my regrret. my grave regret, that the
Republican party has entered into this policy
and will insist on enacting thts legislation in
defiance of the strong sentiment that has de
veloped In the community I represent against
What you do Is to take a class of citizens in
New- York and single them out. Where do you
find that class elsewhere? The business you
propose to tax Is located in New- York City, and
If it were not you would not want to tax It.
The growing tendency under the Indirect sys
tem is to get a larger share of taxation thaa
is fair from the city of New-York. Now I
don't want to put the Republican party in th«
hole. lam discussing a party programme, but
It seems to me this ought to be called a bill to
put the last remaining Republican fragment in
-New-York out of business. When this legisla
ture assembled there waa a time when it looked
as if we could elect a Republican— or at leaat an
anti-Tammany mayor. But the Republicans in
this body seem to be trying to do everything
possible to make this Impossible. *""««■
"PEOPLE MAKE THEIR OWN ISSUES."
**Why don't you make an issue on anti-Tara
many and anti-Wall Street and win?" Inter
rupted Senator White. "If you will make that
issue you will sweep the city.**
Senator Elsberg replied as follows:
Let me tell the Senator that in the constitu
ency I represent the people make their own is
sues: they don't submit to having them mad»
for them by rural legislators. If you want ti>
enact legislation so that there will be no Repub
lican party left in the city, if It will simply be
a case of all people standing together against
the aggressions from the other parts of th&
State, all you have got to do is to continue tha
way you are going.
Where is this indirect policy leading us? Tha
State is growing, and it ia continually necessary
for us to get more revenue. The bills you now
pass may last two years; then you will becomo
dissatisfied again and so hunting for more reve
nue—and the programme will be to get soms
other class in the city. This is not wise politics
that you are playing, for it is not correct policy.
You car keep on v. ith this policy until you maka
it possible, as it wa once before, that there
shall be not a single Republican in this body to
represent the great city ol New-York: but as
j long aa I hold my .-eat in this body, you shall
! not do this without my sounding the note of
| warning. I've got. to vote for these bills— l'm
' bound by caucus; but I want to say that if there
! was one-half the opposition to them in up-Stat»
| regions you would hay - recacensed long ago
Senator Raines broke in. and, after some
words, declared suddenly:
"Do you not concede that tbe question is not
how the money is raised, but how it Is spent?"
To this Senator Elsberg replied:
I do not. and I am surprised to r>e;»r the Sen
ator say that. There is a well defined sentiment
in New- York City that, while he says this bill —
I mean the mortgage tax— will lift the burden
from homes in the State, that in reality it will
lay a great burden on the homes of poor people.
greater than can be measured' by any save on-*
coming from that city. You are making a mis
j take the consequence of which you will later
regret by the passage of these bills. You ar-»
offending not merely the Democratic or tha
Republican part of the city, hut a great ma
jority of Iks sentiment of the \vr;r>lr> city.
Senator Piis»». of New-York Tity. followed
with a similar statement that he wa< Toting for
th*» measure because he was hound by the cau
cus role, and declared, further, that he voted
unwillingly and reluctantly.
Senator Saxe, of New- York, followed with the
startling declaration that the measures, so far
as Ihe Republican Senators from New- York City
were concerned, ousht to be «l»->cri;>e»l as bills
"makiujf them commit hari kari. a term which I
explaiu as meaning distMnlHiwlmgr themselves at
the command of the Emperor." But Senators
Sax*. Page ami Elsberg voted for the bills.
SEVERAL HOURS OF DELIBERATION.
Prior to this thfre were several h'«ur<» of d«»
liberation, in which Senator Raines dominated,
the supporters of the r>ill and Senator Grady
the opposition. Senator .Marks offered an
amendment, providing for a tax of $3 on each
telephone receiver and r»0 c»'iits on each gas
meter. He raised a laugh by leclnrinjc the bills
were merely attempts to "yank the leg of New-
York City." The amendments were lost.
Senator Hinman declared that he was glad tt>
vote for any bill "yankine the leg of \e\v York
lity. sinre tlie .ity had recently yanked the leg
of the State to pay for the $101,000,000 bars©
cnnal." Then the bill went through by a Tote
of 33 to 14. and the mortgage tax bill was
The debate on this was brief, as the hour was
late. Senator Cassidy offered an amendment ex
empting building and loan associations, a sugges
tion that has found favor recently, but It was
defeated. Senator Tully heinsr the only otaer Re
publican supporting it. The vote on the amend
ment was 35 to 16. The same v-n t was recorded
on this measure ns on the stoct tax. the 33 Re
publicans present voting for it and the 14 Dem
ocrats against It.
•This will be out answer to the protests of
New- York City." said a Republican leader Just
before the bills came np. Ir was generally in
terpreted as a definite attempt to stop the press
ure tbat was put on members, and particularly
on New-York City Senators over Sunday, to
oppose the bills, a position they could not take*
because of caucus agreement No warning was
dropped of the plan, and the scheme worked per
fectly. Even the Democrats were taken off
their guard, and started to oppose the measure*
in « perfunctory fashion. The real sensatlou
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