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; gtooseselt Ddiotrs Short Addr esses
on Western Trip,
Et XjOuls, April 4.— President Roosevelt and
party passed through Ohio. Kentucky, Indl
r.a and Illinois to-day, and at S:3O o'clock to
xiigbt, after epeaOlng an hour and a half tn this
<-iry. left here for the Southwest over the Mis
eocrl, Kansas, and Texas Railroad. The most
S ot&b!e reception of the day was st Louisville.
|Cy., where the President spent two hours.
. From Louisville to St. Louis the train slack
ened down at a dozen or more towns, and at
jnest of these great crowds were at the depot
cheering as long- am the train was in sight. Th*
President made three speeches en route. They
were at MiHtown ,Ind.. Huntingburg. Ind., and
Xount Vernon, 111. At Bast Junction, near
PrincrtPii, Ind.. where a change of engines was
tntAe. the President Jumped down from the rear
platform of the train to Fhake hands with a
■asiher of employe* of the railroad shops there.
•The train ran through Princeton slowly, to give
the President a.v opportunity hastily to review
several hundred school children who had been
.►sjembled near the railroad traefca.
M Hunllngfeurg, Ind.. the President said:
<lentlcnien and Ladies: It is a great pleasure
|» catch this glimpse of you and greet you on
jny way down to the reunion of my old regi
jnent at San Aator.io. Tex. There is one thing I
am always impressed with in going through this
country, and that is that down at the bottom.
J>.st or West, North or South, wherever you
;-r.pft the average American, he is a pretty good
American.] « Cheers and applause.) In greeting
all of you. I want to say that, while I am par
tlcular'lv fflad to pee the tnen and women, 1
think I am even more glad to see the children. 1
think the American Ftock is a middling good
|«iiie, an-1 I do not want to s<-e it die out. l see
liere ton who wear the it ton that shows that
tb»y fought in the trrcat war. They have left us
« legacy not only of ow to do our duty In war,
Vut In pence. Let us of the younger generation
try to keep up their standard. <Cheers and ap
At Mount Vernon, 111., the President said:
My Friends and Fellow Americana: 1 am de
lighted lo l«e ill this great and beautiful State
m-day. to be passing throuch Illinote, which T
J;no» Vo well, and to be greeted by you. 1
Ji«ve but ■ moment, and 1 want to say a word of
j..rf.ri;ii greeting to two bodies here in the first
j'lace in the men of T hf great war, to the men of
ihe Grand Army <apr>lausej. to ih<= men who
actually did th>> deed, instead of talking about
j! ani i:i the uex\ !>!act» to yon young people,
ihe boys and grirls. for it is going to depend upon
ivhat yon on anil the way you are brought up
„ hither thirty years hfn<*e w«* are as proud
<>f this country ns v,e :ire vow. One irord to the
fathers jmd nmthers: In bringinc up tho chfl
tirfr\ d" not make ihe mistake of trying to brinp
thorn up werely m *ha' everything -hall l>e as
rapy as possible, hot sr> that they will he able
Ito <ii the nest thA.t ran be dniif with life, which
1= certain t» »c a little rnufih nt" best. Tpach,
nO ] o «jijrk clin'Miltios. but to overcome
ihtiii. (Ch^rs and applause.)
Th" trai!' <I'd not proceed into Kisi St. I^ouis,
Vut pamd ihrough the eastern outskirts to
Ms<3iton. >hr"C milPS'iiorih. Knots of people
v..-re sfattpr^fll along the track, but. as it had
V«"»n peneraTly understood that the train would
y.ot arrive until 8 o'clock] there was no crowd
t« n« the President's train, and no ■ •ruou
t-trn'i"n l.cy<»nd cheering here and there along
\he w p. y.
At JJa(?!.«cn a ihr<~<ng was concregated. ani
v, iidly rheered as xhe tratn rounded the bend
H the approach •' the M rchant*' Bridge across
the MisFis?ippi. Without pause the train slowly
end <au»SoTisly proceeded across the bridge to
the North cet-et. railroad yards, where it
jvet the Missouri. Kansas and Texas road.
A< *> o'clock the train passed down the st««ep
in-line at the Missouri end of the Merchants'
Uridge, and an soon as the aswemWed crowds
discerned it in the darkiiess an enthusiastic
vejeome from illEsouri was given the President.
TVheri the train stopped at the North Market
f\. station President Roosevelt was at dinner
end <lid not appear. The people congregated
-«-heered lustily, in the hope of securing a glimpse
cf the President, but almost before the first
cheers had died awuy the switching engine had
lulled the trtdn to the Missouri, Kansas and
Texas tracks.
The private car of A. A. Allen, vice-president
*ri!i pf-r.erai manager of the Missouri, Kansas
end Texas road, was attached in the yards, and
Mr. Allen win remain with the party so long as
the train is on the "Katy" system. At V,".<»
»he train pulled out with a pilot engine running
five minutes aheal. The first Ftop will he made
«t Vinlta, L T.
Whe President's Speech Awakens
Southern Enthusiasm.
■ XosißvUle, April 4. — In the shadow of a m%g
tilflcent bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson. Just
l» front of the imposing courthouse of Jefferson
Cerantv. President Roosevelt to-day delivered a
,T»«ab;e address to a crowd which exuuded for
two blocks on the east and west sides of the
<J>e2ker's stand, "which Jammed intersecting ave
•eues, and overran the broad lawns which skirt
ths square, Not more than one-fifth of those
•who sa,\r the President could hear what he said.
lwrt they cheered him heartily nevertheless, in
terruptions of applause occurring almost mo
"tßentarlly. Tha President's welcome to Ken
•tueky waa typical of the State, and his refer
•aeai to a "united country," his greeting of
CosfeSer&te veterans as "my comrades," and
his allusion to the wearer of the gray who bore
aloft at th« head of the procession the. "flag of
«m« unlt«J country** greatly pleased those who
could bear him. The President was in Louls-
SUle but two hours, bat not a moment was lost.
The weather waa cool and threatening when
the President arrived, but before the downtown
«Uetrlcta had been reached the sun broke
through the clouds and shone gloriously. Kvery
whem the crowds were enormous and, barring a
little confusion In front of the speaker's stand,
the police arrangements were excellent.
President Roosevelt and party arrived In
Lotiisvlilt this morning at 9 o'clock. The trip
aw the Louisville and Nashville from Clncln-
Ift&tl was without Incident.
JL moment after the train, stopped a detail of
£tate mlllt la stationed In the Horse Show huild-
Jng, two rriies from th* place where the Exec
«iUv* left his train, fired the Presidential salute
«>f *wenty-on« gtms. A crowd of several thou
aaod, Inoludlng two thousand children from eev
••ral Institutions, surrounded the train and as
*ac Precident made his appearance he was greet
ad with hearty cheers.
The President was welcomed to Louis \ille by
Acting Mayor Paul C. Baxth, in the absence of
***yor Cfralnger. who is 111. and by Logan C.
Slurray, chairman of tho general committee,
lia President responded briefly and was then
•scorted to bis carriage, a few steps away, wher*
$» Was «eated with Secretary Loeb. Governor
and Mr. Murray. Pr^ct-ded by a de
•sll of mounted police and by a mounted civilian
**cort bearing the President's colors, ihe Prasf
**nfs carriage moved forward, tin procession
being under way in a few moments, with Gen
♦rti John B. CastSeman art ing as grand marshal.
Immediately following the President wore car
riages containing mem liers of hi* party and ritl
atns cf Liouteville assigned »■• accompr.jjy them.
CcsUsoed ea fifth pac*
To.» omMr^ r^'«^i frly wta- .
" ■"•"a*; «lr; fr**h wt-««rrl<r \vln<l«
Hearing on Connecting Railroad
Company's Application Monday.
"Little Tim" Sullivan. Reginald P. Doull and
the members of the bridges and tunnel commit
tee Of the Board of Aldermen have seen a light.
Alderman Sullivan announced yesterday after
noon that the committee on bridges and tunnels
would hold a public hearing on the franchise
application of the Xew-York Connecting Rail
road Company on Monday afternoon of next
week at the City Hall.
"The request for the hearing was made by re
sponsible people, and not hy a lot of irresponsi
ble professional reformers with a counsel fee of
corporations in their pocket*," said Mr. Sullivan.
Alderman Sullivan has been declaring all
along that there was no call fpr a hearing, a*
no one wanted the franchise passed.
Th« thing that "smoked out" Mr. Sullivan and
his friends was the Supreme Court order by
Justice Dickey, granted two weeks ago at the
instance of the Transportation Reform League
of Brooklyn and backed up by the commercial
interests of Brooklyn. The Tribune from tin:e to
time has told the truth about the scandalou*
hold-up of the connecting company's franchise
It was the first paper to take up the cudgels in
the interests of Brooklyn business men. Mr.
Sullivan and his friends retained special counsel
to keep them free from the jaws of the law, but
ever since Justice Dickey granted the perempt
ory writ ordering the aldermen to take Imme
diate action on the application of the railroad
company, the aldermen ha\e been getting ner
vous. The climax came yesterday when Aide:
man John Wirth. Republican, of Brooklyn,
touched off the bombshell under the tunnels and
bridges committee, it came In the shape of .«
resolution to diarhsigia th" committee from the
further control of the franchise application.
'I take this portion." said Mr. Wirth. -)„■..
cause I want to stand In harmony with the
order of Juatfoe Dickey of the Supreme Court.
There are eighteen Republicans In this board
who l>eli<'\£ that this board has no right to ob-
Ftruct public business as the Committee on Tiin
n'ls and Bridges has been doing for the last
year. The majority has no right to act for us
wli^n aji order of the court commands the nMor
men to act."
Alderman Sullivan was on his feet in an in
stant. Turning to Mr. Wirth, he said with a
The alderman should hay» included in his mo
tion an appropriation for $10 for fireworks, so
that he could stand out In the proper light In
the eyes of the public. I move to lay the mo
tion on the table and ask for the previous
question. •>
On a Question of personal privilege. Alderman
Wirtta s«fi<l:
1 resent the nrds of Alderman Sullivan. It
If the flppancy of the aldetmen in handling
serious matters that has maile them the laugh-
Ing stock of the town. My seventeen colleagues
and myself desire to set ourselves right on this
order by Justice Dl> key. We do not regard !t
as a trifling matter.
There were 40 votes in the affirmative to lay
on The table and 1»> in the negative.
While Mr. Sullivan had won on the vote, there
■was something- about the suggestions made by
Alderman Wirth that prompted a hasty confer-
HMH hy Mr. Sullivan- and his frienda. The fact
that the Republican aldermen, in accordance
with an agreement made a few days ago, had
.■ted in harmony In placing themselves on the
Fide of law and morality caused the Tammany
men worry.
It was noticed on the rollcall that Aldermen
Diemer. Downing and Wentz. Republicans,
"faded away" t<> the anterooms and did not
return until the result had been announced.
Th» frequency with which ihese gentlemen have
voted with their Tammany friends has given
them th» characterization of "Tammany Hall
Republicans." When charged with failure to
live up to Republican principles they indignant
ly resent any implied impeachment of their
What the committee will do on Monday next,
when it takes up the franchise, is a subject for a
guessing match. .1. Edward Swanstroni, presi
dent of the Transportation Reform League, an<l
George McAneny. former secretary of the. Civil
fiervic* Commission, seemed pleased last night
when they heard of the action of the aldermen.
Sonnn-Law of Chief Justice Fuller
Shoots Himself.
Chicago. April 4.— William H. Delias, fifty
three years old, son-in-law of chief Justice
Fuller, of the T'nitf-d Stares Supreme Court.
a. contracting freight agent employed by th-
Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, committed
suicide by shooting himself nt hts home. No.
H. 447 Jt fferson-ave.. last nigh*.
Mrs. Delius could assign no reason for h.»r
husband's act except worry over the condition
of her health and temporary aberration.
Mrs. D«-llus was Miss Maud Fuller, and was
married ten years ago.
J. H. M. ByerF. the Immediate superior r>T
Mr.- Dellus in the railroad office, declared that
there was nothing amiss in his business affair.-.
Delius wa*> reputed to be a member of a titled
family In Germany.
Ttvo Cars on N. Y. Express Give
Passengers a Scare.
Atlantic City. N. J.. April 4.— The passengers
seated in two cars of the New-York express
arriving In this city over th. Reading Railroad
Just before 1 o'clock this afternoon had a bai
eeare. As the train was crossing the draw
bridge over th« deep thoroughfare two of the
cars jumped the track. By a miracle th^y did
not plunge into the water.
The train sras stopped almost Instantly. While
the passengers received a severs shock, no on*»
■was hurt, a special train ran t> the scene of
the accident and brought them safely to the
Ex-Senator Bemanded for Bemoval to Capital
by Judge Bay.
Byracose. April -JmiK* Raj iiii« aftaraoon dte
posed of arguments of eounsH la behalf of ex-
Senator Oeorß»* X Green, •••■ Binphamtoii. on thre«'
Indictments In postal c;*f=»-s by ranting thre«- or
ders • ■tnan>il"K the defendant for removal to
Washington for trial and then rrantlnc stays of
those orders prndlnK an appeal by defendant's
counsel from previous orri+ra «iißT>iif-Miir writs of
habeas corpus. <;»f.'^-.- !•'. O'Nell. proprietor of
"The IJlnghamton l>-ji<l<-r." BR.',iii became surety on
z>x-Fen.at'>r Green's rmrulM, whirh wen- renewed.
The case rifw fro*** to the I'nlted States Suprem ■
Coveiins principal point* of attraction nt Hie Na
tional Capital. April f,, rfa {Viuifylvanla n*ilro*.l
Tiirf-e »l;iy trip. Hal* fl2.<") or 111.50. locordiua to
fcotel selected. Itinerary of ikket asents.— Advt.
NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY. APRIL- 5. 1905.-2 PARTS. 16 PAGE&-»,J?»A«»»
Chicago, April 4.— A political tornado to-day
overwhelmed one of the most remarkable nf
recent leaders In this city. Incidentally, the
Republican party met defeat in a memorable
effort to capture the Mayoralty of Chicago. As
a direct result the city is officially committed to
the. policy of the quickest possible cessation of
private franchises for public utilities. Municipal
ownership is especially threatening streetcar
lines, valued high up in the millions.
After winning successively four remarkable
biennial fights of independents against the regu
lar Republican party organization here, John
Maynard Harlan. son of Associate Justice Har
lan. of the I'nlted States Supreme Court, was
to-day a losfr as Republican candidate for
Mayor. The defeat is attributed to an extraor
dinary mixture of causes, starting with political
revenge nrd taking in a wide sweep, embracing
the most up-to-date socialism n«s a factor. The
victor is Judge Edward F. Dunne. His plurality
is over 22.000.
Seldom, if ever, has Chicago witnessed s> more
lively, picturesque contest. To-day particularly
the city was hideous with the ringing of cow
belli and thn roar of cannon crackers.
The Republican candidate suffered heavily
froni campaign attacks charging that he was
a "political assassin." Alleged unworthy leaders
of his own' party, who had been thrust from
office and power largely through Harlan's ag
gressiveness in previous campaigns, were con
spicuously absent from his support. The result
was painfully evident before the balloting to
day had been in progress an hour. Districts
where Republican majorities had s»emed con
stant and llmehonored as the seasons were om
inously r<-port"d to-day as "slow."
Appeals to fear of domination by corporate
wealth appeared to sway many voteis. and per
haps more than any other influence was incor
rectly gauged by the Republicans. Harlan had
been .-savagely harassed during the campaign
as tho reputed representative of Wail Street in
terests, intent on fastening burdensome fran
chise Rrauts on the city. The Republicans, how
.'vrr. had figured that the voters susceptible to
appeals of this kind would .support the Socialist
candidate. Collins, and that losses. If any to the
Republicans, would be more than made up by
Harlan's oldtime admirers among independent
voters. Kstimatf's. however, of fifty thousand
votes as the total for Collins, Socialist, fell short.
The chief error In this respect whs apparently in.
regard to the amount of loss from the Democrats
to the Socialists. The advocacy of immediate
municipal ownership, radically voiced by Judge
Dunne, outheralded any move by Collins.
An upheaval jimong temperance advocates
against Harlan undoubtedly did much to ruin
Ijord Lansdotcnc Charges Violation
of Agreement in the Pacific.
London. April 4. Tn th<» House, of Lords to
day the Earl of Jersey asked the government to
say what action had been taken regarding the
treatment of British traders by the German
government in the Marshall and Caroline Isl
ands. His lordship said the question affected
the general treatment of British traders in the
Pacific by Germany, and it was the duty of the
government to see that no right of British trade
was sacrificed or absorbed by Germany or any
other power.
The, Foreign Secretary, Lord Lansdowne, said
the matter was engaging the close attention of
the government, and that the most, urgent rep
resentations had been made to the German gov
. eminent. He added that the situation was most
unsatisfactory . In fact, there had been violation
of Germany's agreement securing equal rights
to British and German traders In German pos
sessions in the Western Hemisphere.
Lord Lansdowne said the German government
permitted a trading company in the Marshall
Islands to combine its private trading capacity
with government functions. The company had
levied duties which were . paid Into its own
pocket. This wa^ a clear violation of the un
derstanding between the two countries. At
present he was unable to say what reply had
been received from the German government, but
the House might rest assured the matter would
not be allowed to drop.
TO RAISE $25,000,000.
Second Largest Bond Issue in City's
History on April 21.
A $25,000,000 bond i sue. the second largest \\\
the, history of the city, is set down for April 21.
Controller Grout said Inst night that the salo
would provide sufficient funds to carry the clty
along till November of next fall, when there
would have to be another sale.
The money is for the various departmental
works and permanent betterments not provided
for in the last budget. Improvements calling for
more than $36,000,000 are projected.
Hopper Issues Tko Conflicting
Orders — McAdoo to Investigate.
Isaac A. Hopper. Superintendent of Buildings,
called on Police Commissioner IfrAdOO yester
day afternoon and requested him to see that the
West End Theatre, In West 12".th-s;., di.i not
open for the night performance;
"The scenery has not been Breproofed," Mr.
McAdoo says the Building Superintendent told
rdlngiy the Commissioner Issued orders
that the theatre mus) not open. He hardly had
Riven that order when, he says. Superintendent
Ropper islled hins l>: telephone and sai'i.
"It'll all right now.
•ifs all right now. The \v*st Knd people
bay« mad" every thin* <». K. Never mind *bo»i
Issulns that closing; order. They may give their
perfonnu.). c to-night."
Mr McAdoo then rescinded the ord-r he bail
Issued but said "To-morrow lam going to ask
theJmahajcer of tti*< West End Theatre Georg-
A Rlu;m>nthal. 10 come down here ana see me.
I'd like- to know more about this ronmcUon and
confusion of closins orders." .
i;.ore.- A. Blumenthal, manager el '"'■ \%fin
End Theatre, said last night that Inspector
Blarklcdße of th<» Bulldlrc Department, had re
port*! D vlolatlw »f the bulldinf ordlnam.-cs
'.ml that tho siefurv had bef n fireproofed by hia
order*, and tha( •!■• order Issned by Commls-
Kioncr UcAdon, r.t the su««witlon of Buperiii
tendent Hopper, ror the closing of, the theatr.
bad luvn rescinded on the report t-> air. w«pper
by Inspector Rldckledg- that the violation had
Tli<"r" l< a ))*ife^t sensation of relief faUowkii
a dose of i3chn« Laxatlvea.-Advt. :ji^
his chances. Th* smallness of the Prohibition
vote is regarded hy many as evidence that tem
perance voters, regarding him as a special en
emy, voted for Dunne in apprehension that Har
lan might win if too many votes were given to
th* Prohibition nominee. Harlan's first net in
public life as an alderman nar | been | n the In
terest of a political friend to secure, it was
charged, the passage of an ordinance breaking
the boundaries of a small local prohibition dis
trict in a residence neighborhood bordering Lin
coln Park. This allegation has been sternly
held against him a.x impugning his sincerity and
good faith. In this connection the canvass
with a considerable class of voters was quiet
but effective.
As the returns this evening came from Mr.
Harlan's home ward, adjacent to the Lake
Shore Drive, the figures favored th.-> Republican
candidate, notwithstanding that the ward is the
home of Mayor Carter H. Harrison. Democrat,
who carrie.i it in (be last municipal election.
Soon, however, the factory districts began to be
heard from. Dunne was quickly In the lead an:l
never afterward overtaken.
In the city election two years ago Harrison,
Democrat, defeated Stewart, Republican, by
7.0t» plurality. The rity. hmvovcr, was parried
by the Republicans in the Presidential election
last fall by a heavy plurality.
Judge Dunne had a plurality "f 24.24S and a
majority of SU.".. He received the greatest vote
ever cast in Chicago for a Mayor. He had I»ii.
«JT»!» votes our of &&3T3. Mr. Harlan received
137.411: Collins. Socialist, i:m.:V_ > and Stewart.
Prohibition, 2,080.
John F. Smulski. the Republican candidate.
for <ity Attorney, was re-elected by nearly
15,000 votes. The other candidates " on the
Democratic city ticket were elected by plurali
ties ttomewhal smaller than Judge Dunne's.
Frederick "W. Blockl was elected City Treasurer
and Adrian C. Anson ("Pop" Anson) City Clerk.
The new City Council will probably be Re
publican. The total count of wards has not yet
been completed, but the indications are that the
Republicans will have thirty-six members In the
Council, to thirty-four Democrats.
Incomplete Return* Indicate Demo
cratic Defeat.
St. Louis. April I.— At midnight returns from
23»> out of a total of 40" precincts showed for
Mayor :
John A. Talty. Republican. 24,913; Rolla.
Wells, Democrat, L'4.<>Lf»; T,ee. Merriwether, In
dependent Public Ownership. I.Hll'. giving Talty
a plurality of SSO. These returns were from
scattered precincts, only one ward being com
pleted, which gave Talty 7<X> plurality.
' — — — ~ — __
Province Accuses Premier Laurier
of Duplicity.
Montreal, April 4.— The fires of religious and
racial passions which were lighted in Canada by
the introduction of Premier Laarier'a separate
school policy for the provinces of Alberta and
Saskatchewan, and had begun to appear less
menacing to the country's peace atid tranquil
growth because of the Premier's modification of
the objectionable clause, will doubtless b«»
fanned to renewed and great energy by an offi
cial statement Issued by th<» Manitoba govern
ment to-night.
This manifesto, which occupies two columns
of space In newspaper extras issued at a late
hour, charges Premier Laurier with double deal
ing In his relations with Manitoba and the
Northwest Territories, and with meeting the
views of Monsignor Sbarretti. Papal Ablegate
to Canada, In shaping th« educational policy for
the n^w provinces. The charges ar^ supported
by memoranda- of an. official character. The
statement, which was given out by Robert R035.
ers. the Minister of Public Works In th*> Mani
toba government, says in part:
On February IS we received a formal Invita
tion from Premier Laurier to come to Ottawa
to discuss the question of the extension of the
boundaries of the province. -We reached the
capital three days later, and. after a brief inter
view, the Premier requested we should remain
In Ottawa a few days to enable him to reach a
decision In the matter. Three days later we re
ceived a letter at our hotel from Monstgnor
Sbarretti. the Pope's representative in Canada,
asking for a conference, which we granted. The
Papal Ablegate met us and presented n memo
randum which he requested should be placed on
our statute books, remarking that if we did so
it would greatly facilitate an early settlement
of our mission to Ottawa. His excellency fur
ther added th:it our failure to act. in th!s "direc
tion fn the past had prejudiced our claim to
extension westward.
The meinor.-sndurp. "hi^h is given verbatim.
provides for the r<»?tori»tion of sepa
rate schools in Manitoba.
The manifesto also declares th-it whil» Pre
mier Laarfer rofessed to be against the poJtey
of separate schools for Manitoba, in l?!Vi he sent
the following letter through the legal representa
tive of Canada In London to Cardinal Rnmpolla:
With respect to the Manitoba settlement we
do not solicjtate His Holiness to sanction as
perfect the concessions obtained, but that in h!s
wisdom he will he pleased to regard th»m as
the beginning of Justice.
Th«> statement concludes with the intimation
that, nn early appeal to rh« electorate of th«
province will he made hy the governni°n».
Thir. development In the perplexing problem
has created a profound sensation through the
country and is a veritable bombshell ji * Ottawa.
Supposed To Be Hidden Treasure Told Of by
Aged Indian.
Mount Pleasant, Tex.. M>rll 4.-T. A. I olbstter
r i-- <]'i.ar ';!■ r\ vnt c«ntalntnK nearly fC.'^X) In pn!r<
coin, twentj m.i n.-r;!) or brr». The «-<Mn ts all
1 nitni Btatea money except •■''■• or two piec«t',
frhlch ir* rithrr Spanish or Mexlonn cf>ln.-.
V«tara afo .-in r»M lr.iJinn kaid 'h;tt S'.ori* kind »f
n treasure. hii'l •••'"i> burN'l no-ir the spot, nnd
smirch wai n:.i'! «or l« nt i li .i< tlm«\ >"it without
•iieeT". Several tr^s near ttv- r ii?ir * fc**l 'nilia-i
mirks .•ll Mum.
Otkky Says Hf Has Fo Money to Light
Unless the Board of Fstlmnt* .-•■■! Am*i'-tl"nm»nl
ran be Indu 1 to change Its mtsd the illuml
naicd glass Klsns.. erecte.l si lar e »\i'*»*<- an.l .ift^r
much citation by BbrousD Pr^sld^nts «*nntor an.i
Bwanstrom. will be taken down bf ''omrolsaioner
Osiklpy of «iif Departateni Of Watt* Supply, Oaj«
n-i.l Kl«*ctricity. The only rwu*n f*"' th> 'IK^-ori
tlnmin.-e of the -ik»« if expriwe, Uw Trsmmany
..ttlHals not tbh|Wn« that the r"«ult J»»*W«« th*
.•«.-? ..f mniatenan.-e. The .-ontrac« for their main,
iwancfl If about ro f«pir*. «n<l Mr. . L'.tkl.-j smjs
he hasn't anj- mone^.lor thtm.. i -
Wild Scenes About Cartridge Fae
tortf in Bridgeport, Conn.
Bridgeport, Conn.. April 4 In a terrific ex
plosion that Mew »o pieces on« of the brick
buildings of ?he Dnlsn Metallic Cartridge Com
pany, in Barnum-ave., just before the close of
the day's work 10-day, three men were instantly
killed, and in the panic which followed women
fainted and made frantic efforts to get within
the walls surrounding thf- plant, as It was re
ported that many more live* wen lost than
really were. Such a ic'np of wild excitement
this eltjr has seldom witnessed, and the ap
parent horror of the situation was increased by
the breaking out of flr<» and the appearance of
ambulances and morgue wagons, which rattled
up to the factory. A lew moments after the
explosion occurred the Fire Department arrived
on the scene and did good work In checking
the flames.
The exact cause of the explosion may never
be known, as the only man In the building at
th" tiny. John Mcary. was blown through the
roof thirty feet with a great mass of debris, and
came down dead. Two helpers, Michael Hurley
and William Bayliss. working near the building,
also went up with the, explosion and were killed.
The building in which the explosion occurred
was known as the dry house, and was used to
dry primer <aps. These caps are fulminated,
and are brought over to the dry house and
placed on long steam pipes. In some manner
one of these raps was discharged and the ex
plosion followed. Nearly every pane of glass
in »h« numher of buildings comprising the
cartridge company*! group was broken, the
foundations of nearly every building were
shaken as if by a small earthquake, and the
explosion was felt in houses within a radius of
a mile of the building.
In the various buildings of th« cartridge com
pany there are nineteen hundred employes, and
all were working when the explosion occurred.
Some of the workingrnen and women saw the
building Ir its wrecked form shoot up in the
air, and made a rush for the door. Falling
glass on all sides told of something serious, and
in a few minutes the entire working force was
in the yard In an excited condition, but order
was restored when the situation was finally
taken in. Several of the women of the factory
fainted In the early excitement, and were taken
to their homes in carriages and ambulances.
Outside of the factory wall there soon con
gregated thousands of men and women whow
relatives or friends work in the factory, and on
account of the vague reports concerning th*
extent of the disaster there was great excite
ment, but the police and firemen handled the
crowd well. A careful search of the ruins to
night failed to reveal any further deaths.
Superintendent Ryland said to-night that the
lo<«8 to tho company would reach fully f»VH>>.
Several Still Thought To Be in
Joseph loiters Mine.
Carbondafe. TH-. April, 4. -Thirty-seven bodies
of miners who lost their lives in th^ gas ex
plosion at th« mine of Joseph Letter, at Zeigler.
yesterday, have b»«?n recovered. ;md it i« sup
p. severs! more bodies are in th" mine. The
exact number of dead probably wtll nor be
known for several dnys. at least not until th«
mine has been divested of the gas and persons
are permitted to enter. Among the dead is
William Scot* Alkinson. State mine exnmin-r
for the 7th Sub-district. who lost bis life
while trying to reach th» bodies of those who
were entombed.
After thirty hours litflf light is shed cm the
cause of the catastrophe. The accident is at
tributed to carbonic aMd gas. due to poor venti
lation. Kvery body so far recovered i« a black
ened mass.
Joseph I.eiter arrived at tbt shy ft to-day.
The coroner's jury empanelled to Inquir- into
tb~ cause of the disaster has so far rendered no
verdi't. The taking of evidence may be pro
long-=<l several days.
Former's Mother Present at Cere
mony in Pittsbvrg.
Ist hi njanms to — raise ss. I
Pittsburg. April 4. -Harry Kendall Thaw
and Miss Florence Bretyfl Nesbit were this
evening married at the home of the Rev. Will
iam I-. Mefßwan, pastor of th- Third Pres
byterinn Church of Pittsburg. The f wilier
chorus girl anrt artist's model, who a few years
since was a poor little barefoot girl in the T.d
Ward, Allegheny, became the wife of a man mt
considerable wealth and sist»r-ln-law of the
Countess of Yarmouth. Th* ceremony took
place in the presence of four witnesses, her
mother. Mrs. Charles Holman. and Mr. Holman.
her step-father, were, wjth her, while Thaw was
accompanied by his mother. Mrs. William Thaw,
and his brother. Josiah Copely Thaw.
Kvery effort was made »<-> keep the wedding
secret, but It leaked out. and then Mr Holman
made a personal visit to the newspaper ---ffices
and told of it. T.«-t.r Mrs. Thaw and Mr. ate-
Ewan announced that the wedding had taken
place. The ttnipH left here f->r the East late
to-night, and. it is said, wIH sail for Kurope at
an early date.
' Thaw and Miss N'esbit cam" from -York.
reaching Pittsbnrar this megntng. A license was
taken out by a friend, and it was suppressed at
the office of the marriage Hrenac clerk. The
wedding ceremony was preformed at 5 o'clock.
aft*r which the bride and bridegroom dined at
Lyndhurst. the home of Mrs. Tliaw, and then
Preferred Capital To Be Increased
by $J4)O.OOOjOOO.
\ *reci.il ni>"tiinr of th* stockholder^ of tH
!Tpj«n Pacific Railroad Company baa been calleil
tor the puVpoia of tnc-«a*ipa the j.-rcfrrr^d capital
stink of thf railrnarj by-»h»- amont at tXOtJNOfito.
The special mfetins will b" hclditai »h»- office of
th-- company. In Suit l.ak*" Cltj <>n May &at noon.
\ii arri»rvlnient to tli- orti<:>s of Incorporation •»'
tii- cctnpnny will th«>n i>* juibrtiitteil l« thf stock
h..l«l. r* *'tn itut horisv this Increase, and als«> ••"
ihoriainK th" lama arj'l »» ;3 <* «>fneT.' bonds.' TTie
bcckn fivr tii" tra'i- ■■'••r ef '"'l*. fcOtll ••I'lin ■ and
preferred, will ba ■ n>. '.: om April 0 «iuU will not
hf nopeu«J 'ir.iii Hi i *
Presldem .K. 11. Harriinan, In a circular to the
*t'.ikh--lri»-' iay*:
of the R«>W«.OWt first lien vonvertible hond* orig
inally IriHiieti hy the fomi>;nn. J^».i"^.OC*> have been
iiinv»rted >'p lo date i»it<> common st-.ck. an< it Is
nvsiimeil ih.tt tiif r« malnJ- will Ukewlw be con
verted l>efore May. ISOS. F"U«tl char»-s havf there
by beer greatly dlmlninhed. a:irt thf erj'iity behind
th. preferred f'tock eorrespontliugly iiicrpased, and.
with tli- -nhanctHi cr«-Ui« •■' the fomjiany. the mar
ket vain. <<f th* preferr.-o '.>.k Ih. an»l for ••>■»•
month* ha* h#*>n. .ibmir p;ir. This «ttuati«a *■»■
al'l-s th« company to pursue tb«* wise ana con
servative policy which require* that a corporation,
whenever possible, »h«»uW flnarc? hi lessrt a part <•(
Its capital rwi>lf»«it«, esipeclHlly »uch a« ari.^**
in connection, with the ir^llMtiM of rtwas of
other enrnpant's. through \h- lamje »t •to.-k. r.*th«*r
il «>i ttr. u»:i tlie > reatlon of flx»u iateresi l>?ariuf
Friends Say He Will Tn, to Force
Mr. Alexander to Resign.
With not even a breathing space, the tl^hr hf»
tween James W. Alexander and fnnw fiasco
Hyde for romrcl of the Rqultabl* Li*? A.«
surance Society went on yesterday T*ie varicuia
engagements, however. w»re only sktrntsh"*
preparatory to a (treat crucial encounter to
morrow, at a apsdnl meeting of the board of
directors, for which a call was sent out. li th;a
battle royal the Hyde fore** nndoubt»dly wftl
make one great effort to overwhelm their adver
Instead nf an amicable adjustment of a mutua!
tzation policy. It Is rojislderM prohaM-* HH th#
meeting will develop a request for President
Alexander's resignation. Mr. Hyde, at two meet
ings recently charged Mr. Alexander *»pen!y
with bad faith, am! those closest In his confi
dence predict that the young man. bis patienc*
gone finally because of the continued] attacks on
his business career and his personal honor, wtll
repeat his declarations that Mr. Alexander and]
his adherents are animated now not by aay feel-
Ing for the welfare of th» policyholatns of ths
society or the goo«l of the society Itself, but
solely by personal animus. Such conduct, bis
friends say he will point out. has resulted! in
incalculable harm to the Rquttable's business,
and renders its perpetrators unfit to hold e&tas
under the society.
Mr. Hyde and his lawyers have discussed a>
forced resignation of President Alexander. and
it has been found that nothing In the bylaws)
would prevent the directors from requesting taa
president to retire, even though be has been
elected for a year. Such a step would be taken
only if the factional war became' so bitter that
no hope of reconciliation was left, but that. It la
being considered seriously by both, sides* -waa
evident yesterday.
That Mr. Hyde feels strongly the- attack*
made on him was shown by his address to the)
directors at the February meeting, a> copy of
which was ma,de public yesterday. In that ad
dress he declared that only two days before tbe>
annual meeting was he told of the light against
him. and then was told in a plain, almost bru
tal demand that he mutuallze the company, and
not only retire from the society, but give up hta
stock. . Accompanying these demands were
threats. Mr. Hyde declared, of exposure of im
proprieties on his part. Of such threats he had
little to say. save that such improprieties, If
they existed, wotud be a good reason for con
tinuing in power the present directors, under
whose term th» society had prospered so sig
nally. He proposed to turn over his stock to
trustees for five years, to b«» voted In accord
ance with the directions of the board. Mean
time, the board could consider the mutualizattort
question, and. if it were found desirable. h»
would tak* up gladly the question of retirement
of the stock.
In spite of this, in spite of Mr. Alexander's
consenting to the mutualization plan, in spit*
of still further concessions, the Alexander peo
ple are holding 011% for n«» particular demand.
but simply to keep up th« controversy in th^
society, the Hyde people declare. If Mr. JHyd(»
goes to extremr-9 and voices a demand that th*
malcontents be retired, he wi!l be acMnc for tfes
good of the soci?ty end Its policyhoiders, aaaaa
of his friends say.
The investigation of the society was In pro;
ress yesterday, und#r Isaac Vanderpoet. <-ruef
department investigator, and a section of his
staff. They have had set apart for them "an
office in the EquitablA Building, wher* they will
tak» whatever books and records of the soci»tv
they need for examination. Nothing has been
done yet as to an examination of th«» officers of
the society.
President Alexander was not at his offlc* all
day. He was in conference at his horn* with
his lawyers in the forenoon and again in th«»
afternoon. Bainbridge Colby, of his p-rsonal
counsel, declared that he was not surprised at
the report that President Alexander's resigna
tion was to be asked for. although he feared th»
request would meet the san.e fat as a similar
reqtest on February 16. when the motion which
came up at th*» directors" meeting was voted
down 3S to 2. Mr. Hyde. also, was fn confer
ences most of the day with his lawyers.
As to the declaration by Mr. Alexander that
Mr. Hyde has usurped the duties and authority
of the president, it was pointed out that through
the by-law* of the Equitable practically all th»
powers of the society are vested in the president.
Articles VI to IX of the by-laws are as follows:
Article «v The president shall BwVS la* jcenern!
direction and supervision of the affairs of the sp
ciety The president shall apnoint all clerks and
other employes not appointed: by the board of
Article 7. The vlc»-pr"si*lent and the «eccr«*.
third and fourth vice-nresiijenta shall assist th»
Article <. Th» secretary, asslstnnt »e<Tretary.
treasurer nnd assistant treasurer and auditor shal*
perform their duties under the. direction of th<»
president. '
Article 9. Th.' actuary n the society shall mak«
calculations for the present and fu'ure use of th»
society, subject to th« approval of the president.
Every officer Is directly placed und»r th» con.
trol of the president: they are all to perform
the duties delegated to them by the president.
A letter written by Mr. Alexander on March
27 to the Superintendent of Insurance Is referred
to by the friends of Mr. Hyde as another proof
of their assertion that Mr. Alexander had acted
in bad faith f> ht» board of directors. H* and
>tr. Tarbell had joined with the other member*
of the mutualization committee In reccnv
Ing tho amended charter which passed the boar 4
and was forwarded hy the directors hy una»!
mous consent to the Superintendent of tnm
for approval. All contending parties agreed f
support that charter. When the question cam'
before the superintendent last Tuesday the «nl*
apparent opposition was froir the part of ♦>•»
poHcyholders" <*ornrnittee controlled by Mr. Plr»tt.
This opposition, according to Mr. Hy»J friend
was inspired by Mr. Alexander. !r» the face cV
h?s agreement to the terms and appr«»val of t' •
• \<- Mr. Hyd« made larse sacrtflcea from v.h.it
he believed" to be hi.i legal rights to get unani
mous action by the board and was assured that >
these concessions* meant theend of the agK'
tiop. his friends are incensed at thK brr^ch of
faith." said one ye«t?rt!ai\
Mr Hyde's address to the directors wa«» as
..-York, February W>. IW.
T<> the Board ««f Directors of the Equitable r*f»
Assurance Society:
On Friday. February 2. when but two husine- 1
day* Intervened before the stated -tnertin? «»f tb«
ttourd »f director* of th"* Equitable society at which
the officers of the, company for the curr-nt ye;»r
were to be elected, I was called to a eonf»rene«» with
%l% l w Alexander, th»- i>r«t«nle>it f»f t>' company.
Of the subject of the ,'wft>r«nof I had no previous
Intimation. \' this «-onferenc« I was Informed by
Mr Alexander that a large number nt th«« onVer.-*
of "th«* K<juJtaW* sioclety. under h»« leadership and
at htj< Initiative, had signed a memorial addresset*
1,, the boervi of directors ntondtng tns*t step.* is*
t.>k«»n *hi.!i would result in placing the policy
holders >f the company in control >" th# 'H»rp»»atl«»n
to the ciclusktt of the stov« cuntrot. Ha aUo ajpaj

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