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v OL - lxy . :x o 2i ..m .NIAGARA Git All REPORTED SNAP HEARING HELD. yew-York Civic Representatives Fooled — Hope in Governor. IST TEtCakATH TO THE Ti'.iarxi:. ■ Albany, April 18. — Precisely as was forecast in Th« Tribune to-day, the well greased wheels that are carrying the Niagara power "grab" brought tr.e measure hack to tho Assembly. after a brief and futi'.e hearing, granted, not to nave the bill exposed, but merely to save As «m'fc!ynian Thompson's political fac<^. The hear ing was set down for the absurdly early our of £•..'lO a. m., the earliest hearing of the whole ses sion, possibly to rreclude the nrpraranc<» of any of the representatives of civic bodies opposing the ir.essure, lasted less than an hour, and was concerned, not with the merits of (be bill, but with the proposition that the city of Lockport TBJ not getting Its share of the booty contained la the measure. This was a proposition which '-" serious rot to be considered, when the charge was made and Insisted on that the bill was a city hi I. needing the signature of the Mayer cf Lockport to become law. The fol© vo!ee raised for the falls was that of Superintendent Perry of the State Reservation at Niagara, who demolished tho theory that the 400.000 horsepower provided by the bill would cot tnjtiro thQ flow and was a s-lncere fort to limit the amount of water to be taken. Howard TVhltbeck, Mayor ot I^ockport. declared that If the bill reached him ti:ia:nended he would veto it; th» amendment desired, of course, simply being to give Lockport more and not to take less from Niagara. He also insisted that the meas ure ttos a local bill, and thero Foemed to be more or le?s agreement on this point. County Judge Charlis Hidcoy also Epoke against the bill. The only unlclnd thing said about the bill crme fron J. Frank Smith, the City Attorney of Lockport, who disturbed tho even discussion over the cosfilctlnc ir.t^rcrts in the measure by declaring that the amendment, alleged to be satisfactory to Lock;>r!rt, and made the rxcu-e for reporting the measure out, was adopted "when rascality fat at the head of the table where it was framed." This disturbed the com mittee until Mr. Smith explained, and the com rcittee accepted the explanation, that the amer.njnent had not be?n framed by the legisla tive committee^ but by promoters interested In the bill. Then cordial relations were renewed. A plea to delay action v.as met by a j/rompt statement by Assemblyman Leggett, who has charge of the legislative end of the proposition. "One day of de-lay will defeat this bill." lid he, J?aysionate3s*; "one more day and it is dead." "With this awful calamity In sJ&ht, the com mittee met and in executive session promptly reported the bill out ?.ga:n, and placed it on the Assembly calendar, where it can be voted on to-morrow. This was 'he extent of tho farce, less than an hour being consumed in the whole performance; ai.d now the bill is to pass without more than a passing debate In the Assembly, h^ bustled over to the Senate, taken In charge by" the ncn-paxtlcinatlng group of legislators that have looked cut for all similar propositions in the present and In previous cessions, and passed. If Lockport Interests can b* eatlffied 1110 mtasure will then be sent to the Mayor of Lockport to If not, it may be *«?st to Governor Hi^gins. but of legislative asrJytauce in defeating it there is not the slightest hops. The votes hava been secured and secured by means that 110 one has any doubt about. - ■ ut this ■ ■ LA FETRA SMOKED OUT. Finally Asks to Have Sprinkling Bill Reported. Ibt Tni.rjGßAPn to the TiimrNE.] Albany, April IS. — Out manoeuvred and power less longer to hold up the measure, Assembly man La Fetra, Charles F. Murphy's persona] legislative represent&iire, to-day afked the Assembly Cities Cominlttee favorably to report his bin, introduced at the request of Commis eiOTier Woodbury, g-i%lng the Street Cleaning Commissioner the powf-r to regulate street sand- Ing and sprinkling. Hut AEr.emblymaii La Fetra tild rot take this action until the committee had agreed favorably to rejort a similar bill, intro duced by a Republican assemblyman. Mr. JJren tlc», of New-York. Tlie La Fetra bill was Introduced In January; It was Bupported by ihe city administration and indorsed l»y many civic bodies, but soon after it was Jntrodared it was discovered that the Ftreet sprinkling t\as done by contract, ami this i>ut a iitw phase on the affair from a Tammany yoixit of view ar,;l nearly cief out *-d i!r Lili. F"or v.^cks La Fetra refused lo move the bill, Commissioner Woodtrury camn up and • ?ktd that the till be paßSffd. La Fetra inFi.«ted thai h^ had be<n Ignored, and declared that be would i;ev«-r move the bill unl<-?s be auw liv. At Jtst thp situation htcan-.e no ScandalOQfl that Ji MM of eimHar <!i: : racttr van introduced by Mr. Prentice. On this Mil a hearing waa h:id to day, and President John P. liaines of the Sa „ clety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals tpp'-cred before the commitie«' and ursed the Pastago of the Mil. Then Mr. La Fetra vias forced to let ko. and after the Prentice bill had b*ea reported his traa v^i «jut. Th>: Prentice bUI "will probably pat's roun. EEPUBLICAXS SWEEP NEW-ITAVEN. Mayor Studley Re-elected Victory. Unpar alleled in City. Kew-XUven. Conn.i April :s.— After the liveliest ttuniclpai catxtpslcn in Kew-Havea in many years Major John P. Ktudl«-y. ncpuhlican, was rlected to oTSce for ihe third time to-diO'. and hi> (tarty won liccrly ail ih»> other offices in tho City Hall. th<» ox c^ptionj t*)iiii tJ)o£« of Controller and Tax Col *«ctor. wjilch went to the pre^(;llt Democratic in- JonaUian X. Jiov.e at:'J Francis O. An tfceay. . <- they '* SB ,s . - • ■ i , • v i■ ■! !i « ii U< Keta !■ ■ TO SEE WASHINGTON. Pf-nr.Kjlvar.ia Railroad Uiree-day tour. April -*• «*'*. ir;cJu<3:«:^ hottl accommodation, 111 or HUl>. *2Mjf io iici.it aiCi*u.-A4vi. To-il:!.t. fair. To-morrow, fair: (mt ».it ninds. PRESIDENT KILLS BEAR. I* Satisfied with His Hunt and Calls It "Bully Sjx)rt." Glenwnod spring?. Col.. April IS.— President Roosevelt has killed a bear and a bobcat He is pativ-fied with his hunt for the biggest game the Rockies afford. To quote his own words. "I Sot what I was after. It was bully sport, and I hope it keeps up." This is the story brought to Secretary Loeb to-night by Elmer Chapman, a courier, who was chosen to bear messages between the President and the temporary seat of government at the Hotel Colorado In this city. While lie came through New-Castle, where are camped numerous correspondents of news papers, he brought his story Intact. There was no leakage, and all Information obtained at that place was from a view of a closely rolled fresh bearskin, which Chapman transferred from his saddle to the car at the railway station. "Is that all you've got?" he was asked. "Isn't that enojgh?" he replied. This was about the substance of the conversation In which Chapman participated at New-Castle. He was chosen because be knows when not to talk. Before starting: on his hunt the President said he did not want any newspaper men to follow him. To three correspondents representing press associations who accompanied him from Wash ington the President said: You stick by Loeb, and I will help you all I can. I cannot send out a messenger every day, but as soon as there is anything; worth telling you shall have it. The courier got through New-C«stle without talking, and the President made good to those who complied with his wishes. But if the courier was reticent at New-Castle, he was different when his journey whs at an end. Secretary Loeb had removed the injunc tion of secrecy. His eyes kindled with a fife that told his admiration for the President's prowess as a hunter more than could the words at his command. One expression which the hardy mountaineer Injected in: his story was: Say, fellows, he's a beaut." and no mistake. The way he scents game would make you think be was born in the mountains and had never left them. Say, now, being President don't make any difference with a man that's got the real stuff in him. Goff said he was the real thins and didn't need showing, but I didn't believe it. It was late when Chapman finished his talk with Secretary Loch. MR. JEFFERSON SINKING. The End May Come at Any Time, Though There Is Still Hope. West Palm Beach, Fla., April 18. 10 p. m.— Joseph Jefferson's condition remains unchanged, except that he is gradually growing weaker. His trouble Is a. complication of diseases from which he suffered last summer. His physicians regard his condition as critical In the extreme, and It would not be surprising If he should pass away at any moment, yet he may rally and live for days or even weeks. The veteran actor realizes that his end is near and looks forward to it without fear. All hope for his recove*"y has been abandoned by his family. For a number of years Mr.-Jellerson and Mr. Cleveland have Extent a. week or two of each year tcjether fishing In Florida!. i: was on his return from one Of these fishing trips that Mr. Jefferson's illness developed. He went to Hob« Hound about three weeks ago on his annual fish ing outing, and returned about ten days ago to his home here slightly 111. He had taken a se vere cold. He Improved for a few days, but re lapsed. Dr. Worley, of St. Augustine, was tent for, but at the time his condition was not con sidered Berlona except that his age was against him. He held his own until yesterday, when his disease again took a turn for the worse, and it was seen That the ond was near. At Mr. Jefferson's bedside are his wife and sons, Charles B. and Frank Jefferson, and his granddaughter, Marion Jefferson, and Mrs. C. Symons, together with his secretary, Carl Ket tier, and his nurse, Mabel Bingham. Dr. Pot ler. In physician, and Dr. Worley, of St. Augstine, who has been called in consultation, remain with him all the time. SHAW GETS HIS CHOKE. Not to Have a Gravedigger for a Coachman. a. April I*.— lnstead I oiieitu. MSB by the Civil 6 ' ■ ... Robert Bheppard, u> whon • cause of i. ieiters from political aup] aftair was satisfactorily adjusted to-day a 1 which Civil Service Commil ry. The following statement w Secretary Shaw refused to discuss the crayedlgger coachman affair further than to say that he was rot responsible for the incident being nia.io public Th» narediner himself s^ys that Commissioner Coolev is mistaken. and that it is his brother who way coachman for the superintendent of th." Insane hospital.' and that he has never been coachman for any one. T;-- Secretary said be was eurpri* I hy Mr Cooley'a Interview, failed t> i t.. per tx en ■ former c l»r. liarl.in. snd for nan for Alfred H< an i.]y r-iiisiliar with the sti ■ ons of Washl ■ epartnw nl ' bai ba had ev< r d< ■ • w .rk tor the K« P : ' v. but thai ;n in the ey< a of I had he known It, aad th< ■ Secretary Shaw *.iys there is no quarrel between him and the commission «vr>r tho Incident, ruid ha is sure tho commission wi!l glndy favor an execu tive order giving him an experienced coachman, a man of suitable? character, and one who.: knows th" streets and numbers of th<i city, lie- recognizes that no Civil Service examination will discover such a. man. RADII M ( i RES CANCER. lAebcr's Solution Docs Wonderful Work at Flower Hospital. A Boluticn of radium discovered by Hugo Lleb<?r. the chemist; ha 3 been vied for sum* weeks ut tho Flower Hospital in u.e *»:<?iuu?ru of cano.-r. with wonderful Kuccesai The? preparation received tho aoverest of initial tests. ilr.«. Surah Olsni. of Xew- Canaan. Conn., ei«h!y-iwo year* "id, wa« brought lo tin- bctfpHal. dyiap from a. cancer which had otUirU»d the i.ibte;> of htr left, foot Too old to undergo a rurgloal operation. *he eagerly agreed to tho uso of Dr. Ueber's discovery- She vai. first trwued with Iho solution two works ' ' S i X days later ihe i.iasi of malisnaiit srowtt iit.rally dropped if. showing th- healthy flesh Le !l^h to ta« nraazement of Dr. Wlllum 11. Dieffon iu , i&oTnad personally directed Uj^ l ' - ' n?- . iSmnatfSoVr remain* to show when; tb« £»*«*' A " , -. Amm with a cancer on <«•• right was utatVd once with, the prenrut on and h™ »» ,rH' •' li"!'""' 1 ment. .■iition In ,'/'" .' ,U plate-- mid i«li»<-fd )' ' m.,i '» : »h the *«..wtn to be ramovsd, U* r«rs NEW- YORK, WEDNESDAY. APRIL 11). 1905. -SIXTEEN PAGES.-* tJSCSHSU* AGENTS INDORSE ALEXANDER. EQUITABLE MEN URGE ACTION FOR MUTUALIZA TION—HVDE AGAIN SHOWS FIGHT, Gage E. Tarbell Make* a Warm Re tort— Bracket t Resolution Is Lost in Semite After Fierce Attack on Society. Senator Brackctt's resolution to take from the Insurance Committee of the Sen r.te his bill to facilitate policy-holders' suits for accountings was defeated at Albany by a vote of 56 to 7. This action followed a long and sensational attack on the Equitable Society bj Mr. Brackett. Agents and general managers of the Equitable Life Assurance Society, meeting at the Hotel Savoy yesterday, indorsed P resident Alexander and Gage E. Tarbell ami urged them to keep up their fight for mutunlizntion. Mr. Hyde renewed his attack on President Alexander by a letter giving a list of cheeks said to have been received by Mr. Alexander as profits in the Hyde syndi cate. Mr. Alexander still denied membership in the syndicate. H. 11. Knowles, a supervisor of Equitable agencies, said he had been suspended for alleged insubordination because he had refused to let President Alexander keeo him away from the meeting by a trick. SAVOY HIE STORM CENTRE Big Equitable Rivals Meet and Talk Before Subordinates. B sessions at th^ Hotel Savoy and genera] managers of .. lit Life Assurance Hocicty who were summoned to this city to li.s.'iiss the factional evolved live resolutions of scope and Intent. Of these', the most im t v;ns one calling on the legislature to mendment to thr> charter of the Equitable, fon ibly making over the society ncern In which all the directors shall ' tatlves. Just how iuld annul the stockholders' mi te the present charter was not th. Of the other ivsolutions, one expressed eonft ■ lexander and urged him to ue his work for mutualization. Another nts' affection for Gage E. Tar bell, the v.iun from whom they obtain their A third praised the Frick committee lid it? Investigation surely would be thor ough. The fourth call d tor an official announce • ■ impany was now a mutual con cern, as Its organisation provided for a mutual . and only the policyholders had any right to the surplus. Two sessions were held, the mornir.eT session ted tlrely to speeches by President . Hyde and Gage E. Tarbell and t: a praising Resident Alexander** conduct of tho business. The afternoon session . by rr.U' h vigorous argument, and a rather strong Hyde spirit manifested itself at ther meeting will be held this morn it was declared last night by Alexander ins that a resolution would be pushed 9 of the wild Westerners,' 1 call- Mr. Hyde to resign as vice-president, if the Equitable weather this PROTEST AGAINST HISSING. The most dramatic feature of the afternoon's session came when John C. Eisele, of Newark, N. J., denounced the entire meeting: for hissing at him vlien he was advocating delay In the radical course proposed. He asserted that in hissing him they also hissed Mrs. A. M. Crulce, of Philadelphia, who had declared for caution tion is a disgrace," Bald Mr. Elsele, It's not only a disgrace 10 tho ty, which you say you're so :; a disgrace to your manhood. d would hiss a woman! I *: ! ■ :-i from a State we treat every man as a gentleman until not. I've got something to say ting, and I intend to say it. You've with hisses. You know there are two kinds of animals which h!ss— snakes make it lit to suit your- (ontinued oa second pace. CAR WRECKS FIRE TRUCK. Several Hurt in Collusion — Blaze at Washington Irving House. A 3d-ave. surface car and fire truck No. 7 came together yesterday, and as a result two Oremen wera injured, several cut and bruised asid many passengers in the surface car were thrown Into a panic. The truck v.as responding to an alarm at 16th-st and Irving Place. John Hurley, tlllermari of the truck, and John Bren nan, iireinan. were taken to BeUevue. The truck was almost demolished, and the windows in the car were broken and the front platform was battered in. Th« collision was In 28th-st.. near r,d-ave When the truck, going at top speed, swerved Into the northbound track, a car approached. The motorman did not hear the bell. The truck turned sharply to the right, to avoid the north bound car. Tho car crashed into the truck, however, near the rear wheel. The two firemen were thrown from the truck and were picked up unconscious. There were about thirty person* in the car. and all made a rush for the rear door. Many were thrown to tho floor. The flro was In the old Washington Irving Housfl :'t the northeast corner of Irving Plato " [ J7th-st., now the home of Miss Elsie De Wolf the actress, and Miss Elizabeth Marbury. SX IIS ' in Ihe abiiS of miss De wolf, start 1* rrate lire and the flames unicated to woodwork near the prate. The maid with a hram^eartineuished the flames before tlie de partSnt arrived: There v.as little damage. HELL MAY AID CASTRO. fs Thinking of Commanding Army and Fighting the United States. [p.r te!.f.-.::ap:i to TM intntNS.] er Aprl] nun Bell, former adju- Idering mmander Ie chief salary and the posttlon. iya he Is much tempted to "take the He adds: i« i - down there half measures In anything ■i ", -, with me I will iix that little army .mmander of the Bell pays be doesn't want to fight Roosevelt. 1.1. t bellaves if he cof<* to Venezuela he will have to go asaiifst a United SaXwjumy P««* long. BRACKETT OVERWHELMED Long 'Attack on Equitable Musters Only Seven Votes. Icy telecraph to tck ntrarcrs.] Albany, April IS.— Beaten by the overwhelm ing vote of 36 to 7, but satisfied, since th<> whole day In the Senate was devoted to his B] Senator Edgar T. Brackett to-day made a legis lative attack on the Equitable Life Assurance Society of New- York through the medium of an attempt to discharge the Insurance Committee from further consideration of his bill repealing that section of the Insurance law compelling a suit to be brought against an Insurance cor poration only through the Attorney General and with his consent. His speech was crowded with charges, accusations and denunciations un equalled In the annals of this or any recent ses sion, culminating in this declaration with refer ence to the Equitable situation: The scene h-is so far shifted that, whereas the contest In the company began over th«* con trol of its million?. It is likely presently to take the form of a race to see who can keep out of btate prison. Senator Brackett's assault was almost un supported. Senator Lewis, of Rochester, alone spoke with him. and a lean band of six voted with him, while Senators Mai by. Grady. Cog geshall and White all opposed him with ve hemence and with the support of the vast ma jority of the Senate. At thq outset of the fight Senator Brackett admitted that he had no hope of success, but me<int to have th» matter brought to a head and made clear to the public. A special day had been granted him for making his demonstration on his bill. This bill would simply repeal an existing statute and make it possible for a policy holder to sue an Insurance corporation without applying to the Attorney General for permis sion. A<j an attorney for Mary S. Youny, the Senator has such an application now before the Attorney General. The case had called forth a sharp criticism from William Barnes, sr., on the attitude of Senator Brackett in carrying: his law cases to the legislature, and copies of these opi. 110113 were circulated prior to the opening of the debate. Catching sight of one, Senator Brackett saiu bitterly: I shall be able to get alonsr without any ad vice as to my morals or professional ethics. No talk that I am set-king to help some private liti gation will move me from my position. The suit of Maiy S. Young will take cart- of Itself: the thin skinned representatives of insurance interests need not worry themselves. KNOWS BTKENGTH OF ADVERSARIES. In starting out on his fl?hr Senator Brackett sai.l impressively: I do not forgot that T nra opposing strong: ir.cn and great interests, men uml interests accus tomed to having their own way in this legis- Contlnued on twrond page. GIRL FIGHTS FIRE. Acts as Elevator Bon, Nurse and Calmer of Panic When Ore was discovered In an apartment on the third Boor of the Learian, Xo. U l7 West 14Oth-st. a yesterday, Miss Lillian Sehnell, of No, 232 West 134th-st., the telephone giii, turned fireman, first ai.i nurse, elevator boy and several other tilings. The janitor • i the tire in the apartment of Mrs. Albert Clarke. !!•» told Miss Schnell of tii»- Ore, anl that is all he did do, so far as can be learned. Miss Schnell gave tiie alarm to Fire Head quarters. Then sh.- found two Ore extinguish ers, and, rushing to the elevator, ran it up to tho third floor herself. Handing the extinguish ers to some of the excited tenai roke in the door and turned on one of the extinguishers she had grabbed up again. The Ore had too good a start, however, and the Ptre Department had hard work in confining it to the i apartment. Miss Schnell abandoned the haul extinguishers on the arrival of the regular fire men. There are forty-six apartments In th« house. and when the rooms and corrido ■ f!i!.»<i with smoke there was a small panic, which .Miss Schnell quelled. In the exciteti ellmi II rush downstairs several women fainted. They were revived by Mis< Schnell In the inti of calming frlK!it<'iu-i| children. As soon as the telephone girl was able to <::;w. a I again Mrs. Clarke came home and pr< came hysterical on seeing h<-r ■ ... [:, about half bad calmed Mrs. Clarke, and returned to her swit< hboard a. quietlj was ail m FATAL EXPLOSION OF GAS BTIOY. Canadian Lighthouse Tender Badly Damaged — One Dead and Several Hurt. [BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBUNE.] Kingston, Ont , April 18.— While several men wore filling a gas buoy on the government 'h.>tj;.,. tender Scout to-day It exploded, killing one ma:; nrnl ■ riously Injuring four others, of whom two win probahly die. Tne boat caught fire, and | a badly damaged The explosion was terrific: and windows were broken all over the city. The dry dock shed was wrecked. SPECIAL TRAIN RETURNING FROM AT LANTIC CITY EASTER MONDAY. On Easter Monday. April 2*. * the ' Pennsylvania Railroad will run it .special train or I'arlnp I'ura. I>lninsr Car and «.:onohe* from Atlantic i uv to NV W York, leaving Atlantic City at ftp. pvrand .sto'ipinu at Trenton, New. Brunswick. Kusabsth and Newark.— Advt. CITY SALARIES JIMP. IP $420jM0 SINCE JAN. I. Rapid Increase Under Tammany Control Alarms Mayor and Friends. The MeClellnn administration. In on» way or another, has. sln<-e January 1. increased salaries in the aggregate, about ?42r>.ix*>. Ip to March 1. the Increase had been $32.\ <*»»>. and since then about $100,000 has bten added to the annual budget In the way of .salaries and Increases. Tlic rapid increases In the salary list are beginning to alarm the Mayor and his friend*. The est»nt of the increases was not appn iat» <i until the various items were shown to the Mayor a day or two ago by one of his political advisers. Hardly a meeting of the Aldermen takes place without the introduction of a resolution calling for an increase In wages. As ?non as a parti- cular grade of clerks gets a slight Increase In one department, it is almost impossible for the Board of Estimate and Apportionment to deny a similar increase for similar clerks in other departments. By the end of the year It is be lieved by those familiar with the situation, the Increases will figure up $600,000. Commissioner McAdoo. with the assistance of the legislature, which authorized special revenue bonds for the purpose, got an appropriation of $200,000 for new policemen. Th« aldermen last week voted a similar sum for tenement house inspectors, on a showing made by Commissioner Craln that it was impossible for his men to compel tenement house occupants to obey the law, as the men were overworked and could not be in two places at once. It is the custom of heads of departments to get first a resolution passed by the Board of Aldermen appropriating funds for an addition to the force. The resolution will be attacked on the ground that the officials responsible for the enforcement or the law are not diligent. This naturally sidetracks the measure for the time. Then some sort of an accident will hap pen, and the explanation will be that the de partment has not enough men to enforce, the law. This Is what happened In Commissioner ('rain's case, and a similar argument was used by Commissioner McAdoo. The amended city charter provided for secre taries, assistant secretaries, chief clerks and as sistant clerks In many of the departments. Under the Low administration many of these places were left vacant, because the commis sioners could not in good conscience put on men for whom there was no work. The Tammany conscience is not built that way. Every place provided for by the charter has been filled, and wherever it was possible to construe the charter as authorizing more employes they have been added. The increases have been just as marked in the Finance Department as in any other, but Con troller Grout says there is good and sufficient reason for the increases there. He said: I have found it imperative to raise the salaries of many O f the engineers connected with this de partment. The city has under way a vast amount of construction work requiring skilled engineering supervision. Bright young- engineers are willing to go to work for the city at low wages for the sake of acquiring practical experience^ As soon as they aro thoroughly broken In, however, their services are worth more than we have been pay ing them, and they leave us. The dropping out of so many of these men retracted my attention, i.nd I looked into the subject thoroughly. In many instances, where the circumstances warrant ed it, this department has raised the salaries of engineers to a grade that would make them equal to the pay that other people were- willing to give It was either raise the salaries or cripple the de partments by making It necessary to break in new men. WhfTe the circumstances warranted It. we have raised the pay of engineers in order to re tain ™. We considered it economy to do it. CATS CLAWS SAVE HOME. Drossy Master Roused in Time to Put Out Fire. Held, N. J., April IS (Special).— Toby, a big tiger cat, belonging to Mrs. Joseph H. Trym. undoubtedly saved not only her home, but the lives of those who were asKep In the house, last niKht. Toby is generally kept below stairs dur ■ night, but lust night the door was left ajar and he wardered upstairs. Taking on Mr. Tryon's pillow, he began slowly to switch his tull back and forth across Mr. Tryon's face. It tickled Mr. Tryon's nose and ears until It finally woke him. Toby moved then, and in a hurry, but came back again, when his master fell asleep. This time he explored Mr. Tryon' a face \wlth his cold nose tuitil he sat up with a yell and threw the cat to the floor. Toby Instantly Jumped back on the bed, and !'-ft the marks of ai! his claws down Mr. Tryon's cheek. Toby, being a wise rut. fled then, with Mr. Tryon in hot praatt. Downstairs the pair went, Toby leading well. He was cornered at the kitchen door, but was instantly forgotten by Mr. Tryon. who saw smoke eddying through the cracks. Hushing back upstairs, he roused his wife, two sons and Miss Fanny Van Riper, of Upper Montclair. who was visiting them. All got out safely, and the lire was extinguished with little difficulty. Mrs. Tyron Insists that Toby knew the danger, and awoke them be cause of it. Al TO' DRIVER HELD. Havemeycr Man's Machine in Cen- \ tral Park. Achile Jackhard. a French automobile driver, j living at No. 122 Kast Mth-st.. which is said to i be the. Havemeycr garage, was arrested in the I East Drive in Central Park, near OSth-st.. yes- ; terday afternoon, on a charge of speeding. Mounted Patrolman McNulty said the man was driving the big touring car at eighteen miles an hour. Two young women were In the automobile. At McGov/i's Pass Tavern the > young: women said: "We'll hive to get papa to give bail for .\ !:y right away." Soon after tho young women left the station a man who gave his name as 11. 1.. Havei ' appeared at the station boose, and gave hail. ; Mr. Havemeycr gave as security the house at i Ko. I East Otith-Ft.. th. home of Henry O. Have- j meyer. VA3TDERBILTS GRANDSON DEAD. Oakley S. Barker Expires Suddenly — Wife and Son on the Ocean. [RT TEI.EGHArtI TO THE TRIBUNE.) Stamford. Conn.. April IS.— Oakley g, Barker, a grandson cf Commodore Vanderbilt. died «uddt-nly nt the Hotfl Carlton h^rf to-day from heart ills '' ease. His wife and only chllii. Harold, are on the ■ steamer Kroonland. having sailed from Dover on \ Saturday. Mr. Barker" ■ mother was Catherine Vanderbilt. ninth child of Commodore Vanderbilt. Sho married | fmlth I'.arker. of w-Vork. Subsequently Mrs. j U:irker xnarriPil Gustaxe Ignite, of Frame, and | went abroad to live. Oak'.e;- Barker r*Bßatn*d u-. \ this country, and was brought up by I'ommtxtnrit . Vanderbilt. li<* was educated at Willlama College. ' Sinio leaving collfl* he has "riga^ed 'n no active business. H* has been a resident here for fifteen j years. Mr. Earker was about fifty years o'<i. Keep your liver active and enjoy lift. Boba a I La^aUvca act pleasaatly.—AdvC > PRICE THREE CESTS. FUTURE OF LABOR LAWS. EFFECTS OP DECISION. Difficult to Estimate Number of Agreements Affected. '.. T. if. Kellogg believes that the deelsten rendered by th? United States Supreme Court on Monday, holding to be unconstitutional Us» New-York State law making ten hours a day's work in the bakeries, and sixty hours a week's work, disposes for once and for all of the con stitutionality of the labor laws throughout th« Un'.ted States. He does net expect, so he totd a Tribune reporter, yesterday, that the case, on which the decision was based, will be reopened. Mr. Kellogg has represented tho contractors in labor suits for many years, and Is regarded. S3 on* of the best known authorities In this «lty on labor qusstions. In dlscassD pj the subject* Mr. Kellogg said: Th» effect of the decision !» practically In the main line of the decisions of the courts o? tftl* State, -x ■»■-. i that it put.-* the efaua of bakers in thf sanif R-neral oUiss of employers. The decision is Important, because, as tn th* case of Atkin ast. the State of Kansas th- Suprem* Court upheld Kansas because the decision o* t?i» Kanraa courts wouid he interffred v;ith hy th« Su preme Court, and this Indirectly sustained the con stitutionality of th*> Ll'ght Hour law. I betlevf that ir thf> principles Jn the» Atktn de cision had been ann!J?d to the decision in th« bakers* case. th» labor law wnuM hixve been up held, instead of btin? declared unconstltutionaL Alfred Steckler. on the oth»r hand, thought the bakers* case would b^ renrsued. "In view of the ?:rn disssntir.s opin!ori«. and the fact that it was only five against four,"*, h» told the reporter. "I think It quite possible that counsel will ask for a r-ar^iiment of the sags) Before the decision. I admit, I thought the labor law was constitutional. The fact remains, how evep. that it in now declared unconstitutional." Mr. Steckler could give no estimate of th» number of agreements in this State which ara affected by tho decision. The decision or the Court of Appeals wWch has just been reversed by the United States Supreme Court was niad» on January 12. 1304. The opinion of the court was written by Chic? Justice Parker. an<l the en. 5 "? wi3 decided by a majority of one. "When the case was fes the Ap pellate Division of the Supreme Court for t'a» Fourth Department it v as decided by the tarn* majority. In the court below, wnere the cas« had Its origin, the decision was in favor of tho constitutionality of the la .v. The result of the various appeals is that twelve judges, including the four dissenting judges In the United States Supreme Court. hay» been of the opinion that the law was constitu tional, while ten have been of the contrary opinion. There is a large number of provisions of law which have been enacted by the legis latures of the various States in recent years which the decision, will undoubtedly make in valid. JERSEY LAW IN DANGER. "Bakers' Act" Similar to That De clared Unconstitutional. Trenton. April IS (Special.— decision bp the United States Supreme Court, which, denies th« right of a State to fix tha hours Of labor, as It appear?'! In Th» Trlbun* of this morning, has at tracted much attention here to-day. The interest in The Tribune article was caused by the fact that the New-Jersey Legislature at its last ulna passed a bill in relation to ar.d regulating the hoars of work in bakeries in this State, which is almost identical with the act passed t>y tho Now-Yorfc Itgislature. The Naw-J^rsey bill was known R3 the Bakers' act and as Senate bill No. l.*W. it provided, among ether tr.ings. for the san'.tary regulation and condition of bakeries. a:id de clared that no employe should work more than sixty hours In any one week nor more than ten hours in any one Uay In bakeshoas. The bill was signed by Governor stores on April 5 It wa3 earnestly aavocattd oy A. J- Oottloi>. of Newark, and other members or the Xew-Jerser Federation of Labor. GOMPERS ON DECISION. Declares That He Would Strike Hard for a Ten-Hour Day. At a meeting o? the Quill Club. belU last nisht at the Hotel Manhattan, Samuel Gampers. president ot the American. Federation or Labor, discussed the decision of the United States Supreme Court, wMch declared unconstitutional tie bakers' ten hour law. He said, in tart: I cannot restrain myself from saytng that i? Ow majoiity of the member of that court who signed the opinion had vlsite.l modern, bakeries In tnta State and had seen the conditions that prevail .even under the ten-hour law. »:iey would h:ive believed that It was within the police rower of this State xn KKUlate tiie hours, and would have declared ror th? ten-hour law. What are the bakers going to do I .* Will they submit .' I tell you what I wouid cl>. I'd strike and strike hard until 1 sot the ten-hour When it becomes necessary In the manufacture of the .-tar. of l;re to make th» baker work lor.ger than ten hour* a day. then ir Is time to pause ar.d ask. "Whither are we drifting? Mr. Gorapers also discussed the Russian situation and said In part: I am a trade unionist in America for the sanj» reason that I would be a revolutionist In R^s'a- The trad» union lure ure revolutionary. T^ey have th* right of free speech and a . freo press by ■VFhi.!i they present theY demands. No r.iaii to-da> is satisfied with condition*. There is here, m In every land, a feeling o£ discontent with, wrong, wltn, injustice. .;-/ A Cahan. Editor of "The Forward." and X.'ward A. MofTett. Editor of "The Bricklayer and ?.!a*cn," also olCf. UNION TO TAKE ACTION. Journeymen Bakers May Ask Su preme Court for a Rehearimr. TV-* executive board of the Journeyman Isak«r» nnit Confectioners" Internationa! Ur.lon yesterday i?si;ed a call for a meeting next Saturday to t:Ao preme (•,,urt on I , ■ The *ffect of tho decision willrbe t«> declare un constitutional many other labor laws and eventually to nullity all labor laws in the United States. U behoovt-s the labor unton* of the I'r.Urd Sutes'ta make tatraordtnary efforts for rt« enfurcetaentof union conditions uud working pours. Former S<-iroiary Thnrle* F. IloXUuan of Bakerir •I am not pcsltive that thi* court has any jurisdic tion in this matter. Th*- State of N'ew-rorW had enacted tiii* la* solely jis a »-t:iit::ry measure fur the protection of Its peopir. I cannot s-»e \i-hy such protection. K'.iaranteed by liw, should op 111. '.•■Mil. tution.il. The .tui>S's concurrtag In th«» decision announce thai It tkarj deals with the right of con tract and that the Stat« stUI holds the rirhL tv enforce its <ntn sanitary measures. The effort ot the l»ik«rs to enferew the ten-bmr ■workday on May I for the torain^ year will mean serious trouble, .is many of th* smaller employers will refus* to consider any clause in the new ssjsw tract* providing for th« tea-hoij^ wurlsliay.