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VolV o1 LXV .X° 21.342.
four Steamers Brought 8,781 Yes
terday — Three Boats To-day.
F-Ul* Island Is again artramped by a treraen-
Jous flood of Immigrants. The great Influx has
faxfd the island to its capacity, and a number
pf b'g liners ere tied up at their piers with
about fi.v>rt stperare ra«w?ng«rs in their
jtpld* The officials of the Immigration
jpnreau succeeded in hardllng 6,400 yes
tfri!ay. sni will probably dispose of the same
fcumb^r to-day. The entire force of Inspectors
cr «> w-nrkinir overtime, and It Is more than likely
that the w.^rk w!]! continue to-morrow. A few
fours' d«lay means much congestion, and there
are too many aliens in port to ease up on the
prork of examination.
On Thursday I M 4 Immigrants came in to port
£1 four s'pamers, and yesterday in four steamers
fc.TFI arrived. The Pennsylvania, from Naples,
Cam*- up early from Quarantine with a total pas
perger 5:5t °* S.OSI, of ■which 2.87 ft were immi-
The Neckar, from Naples, came up
V2:h 2,<J00 aliens, and was followed by the Baltic
te-.th 1.."'-!. I^ater In the day the Main, from
Jjrem*:! brought to port 1.652 steerage passen-
Th'.s made a total of 8,781 Immigrants re
cehei yesterday.
If the n-eather is half way fair at sea. throe
fc:p liners should be In port to-day, each having
£s contribution of aliens for Ellis Island. The
fcorJ America, from Naples; the Philadelphia,
Iron 5-outharr.pton; the Etruria, from Liverpool;
tilt Nederland. from Antwerp, and La Bretagne.
trorn Havre, are due, at least, by to-morrow.
Commissioner Watchorn believes that his new
f.an d compelling the steamship companies to
pewip the immigrants on the piers will greatly
tld the handling of the stupendous horde that is
it present on hand. The Commissioner con
fans that the grouping of immigrants, for
fcerly ao-.<? on th^ lslai^d. caused unnecessary
{clay. The Commissioner will receive the immi
h»at» ia the order in which the steamers arrive.
Nonrtth standing the fact that many of the
tteernp-' passengers are foreigi ere returning to
Ihis coontry. after a visit to the old country, the
BtHJd of imir.i.eration i 5 growing v.ith marvellous
rapidity. The great nagnet that is drawing
! bern [s the demand in this counrdy for contract
fib^r. and many of tries* foreign laborers re
naja in this rity. An instance of this was noted
,»Ft we*k. ■nh*»n s:x Italians who came in on
frii.iy called for their baggage at the Barge
Pflfc c on Monday. They were working In th<»
Inbrajr p»rtii-m at the Batterj-, .nnd called for
pw r nt the noon hour.
IVoman'§ Body in Reservoir — No
One Sate Her Jump.
Th* bod) "f a wornr.n about forty yars old was
found lat# last nierht :n the Central Park r"?ervolr
py PurTimer.d^r.T ?ag«»rs. after dragglr.gr the bot
jom with prnpi-ling irors for more th.-in an hour.
|*I><r«> wns no dew 10 Identity «oc<-«»7»t th<» clothing.
Mr«=. <"s<*orpT« H. Srrour, of No. 3 West 32d-st., with
i'r m"ih* > r. nr&s walking alnr.g the footway near
l?tb-st. rrh^n she saw the body. Although i police
tatm bn-1 been in th<* rieifrhborhood for some time,
f h!»<l s~*-n f>r h"ard nothing onusuaL Th«» fence
i- ■ :*, nn<\ the Forain climbing: over could have
keen plainly sf»en by those on the West Drive. Am
bulano Burgeon I^athrop. cf the. Presbyterian Hos
[, udd Inai the sronuui bad been in the water
(eccnl hours. • ■
Woman Thief's Belongings in
Bonn]' House for Debt.
Ltknrood. V. J.. April 21.— Describing h*>rsA:f as
%' -* Una Williams, h daughter of a merchant of
!/•! g Hrsnrh. X. J.. a young: woman was arrested
|m 'nr!y this momingr as was trying ta enter
fcT hiardirig house, in nidge-aye.. by means of a
tadf^r. A horse and carriage stood outside the
eoi:«*% and th* young- woman explained to the po
jK'man who arrested lit that she was attempting
to p<t h<?r tr'irsk. which the owner of the house
•"•5 holding- f^r a debt. When taken to the town
fca'l ar<i goestfo&ed by Chi*^ of p<-,!i<-*. B*eb© she
tr-Vv fioTin nnd made a statement, in which she
rTiV^f-d 10 two tlieftP.
Sh« admits having; stolen a Quantity of clothing
from Mr*. Viola CTaJkfr. of No. 7« WBlnut-Pt.. Mew
«rk. sn<l also admit"^ the theft of several dia
tnnr.i rmjrs and other jewelry from Mrs. Elmer
IMwU, of No. I£s r;ay-st.. -York. She was
\v i.tif.M 5/v Mr?. Powell as a woman who came
to r.*r flnt and hepped for something to fat. After
th" Mi Mrf=. Powell's home jewelry was found to
fcf- nixing. Mips Williams was committed to
th« county jail at Toms River to await extradition
t-uyre from New-York. She said phe had pawned
LL v .<- Jewelry and bcrbed the pawn tickets..
'Steeplejack Will Give Arrow to
Woman in High Life.
X'.3':a of Mafllsrin Square Garden was to have been
■letted yesterday r>y Robert Merrill, the steeple-
J&fk, but the rail was postponed. Four or five
tnor.ths py* liiana's bow was , rived Of both the
copper FTrin? end the arrow. Both wfre runted
Bad :t -* a« feared that they might fall.
Uerrd I.hA planned to psssaca the arrow yester
fiajr. On raounting the tower he found a jjal» that
taada the Job unsafe. It is necessary 1" erect an
■upright at the base of the. ftp- r m-hi'-h if 14 feet
fciph, ars<l rig- out a staginc that will permit th« man
*o Ko about n!n*- fe*-t from th« Ltoe*a centra The
Crtt cpJm day the ftteepleja^-k will do th-» Job.
Huron, S. D., Teachers All Get Married —
Commissioners Bequire Celibacy Pledges.
H'jmn. S. D.. April 21— County School Cora
t- > <■!'" • m have (JrtfrminM to require a p>«-dare from
til wotaen «chool i*-afitje.rn that they will not marry
tor at 3^a«t two years after coming to this county.
Bo great Is the dearth of your.g women in this
cuii'y that th*- e^hool authorities have rx>«»n unable
to k»-»-p their tea>~h*-rs for more than two or three
irtfinths before th*-y marry and rwign.
Tl-.o i>w resident pirls ha\-e also taken a hand in
th« case a.nd have *erv*»<i notice on the young men
t- at they must pay no attention to non-reeident
tlrti en pain of brfng boycotted.
£t. Louis Health Commissioner Has Ordi
nance to That Effect Drafted.
Bt. Louis. April n..— John H. Simon. Health
Ccsanlixiontr of this •)■>, ha« draft*-4 an or
ttOMDOt pTOWbtttef klssin* where on*- of the par
ti r'pacts Ib aJSlctod with consumption. Th« or
€:r.fc£oe is to be uUt«d to th* municipal aa
*'-mtly for passage by that body.
l>r. E:;r.on ha* for several months be«n seeking
ijo dcv:?-* ai'^tuas whereby the spread of tubercu
lortji couH be checked.
EpedaJ iraJn of parlor cars. <Dning car an<l
«*ch«i will l««av* Atlantic City at «•«» P. M. Raster
go:i<iay. April £4, f w r New-York via Pennsylvania
**aroad.— JLdvt.
__ To-day. fair and colder. ._ ___ " " "~~
j^^or^r. r.«r, to brtoh B o rth ,t wu,d., NEW-YORK. SATURDAY. APRIL 22. 1905. -SIXTEEN PAGES.-t^^ffl^oa
of Connecticut, who died yesterday.
Abscess in Lung Breaks and Stran
gulation Ensues.
"Washington. Conn., April 21.— Orville Hitchcock
Platt, senior Senator from Connecticut, and on«
of the leading- public men of the United States,
died at his summer home In this, his native,
town, at 8:53 o'clock to-night, from pneumonia.
The end came almost unexpectedly, the imme
diate cause of death being: the breaking of an
abscess which had formed in the right lung,
producing strangulation. Only a few minutes
before the end Dr. Ford, the family physician,
had prepared a bulletin, saving that if Mr. Platt
did not have another Finking spell, such as he
had experienced In the forenoon, he would prob
ably live through the night- When the doctor
left the sickroom Senator Platt was perfectly
conscious, appeared to suffer no pain, and had
answered questions asked by those at the bed
eide, showing that his mind was clear. In the
room at the time were Mr?. Platt and the Sen
ator's only soil. Judge James P. Phut, of the
United States Circuit Court, who had bee sum
moned home in th* afternoon and reached the
house three hours before his father died.
The funeral will probably be held next Tues
day, although the date has not been definitely
fixed. The services •will be held in th» Congre
gational Church, in the centre of the village.
The Rev. Robert Carter, pastor of the church.
Trill conduct the services, which will be pimple.
in accordance with the tastes of Senator Pl3tt
and the wishes of Mrs. Platt.
Senator Platt contracted a severe cold while
the Swayne impeachment trial was in progress
before the Senate. He had not fully recovered
from It at the time of Senator Hawley's funeral.
He stood in the railroad station at Hartford for
some time awaiting th«» arrival of the train on
which General Hawley's body was brought from
"Washington. He complained of a slight chill, in
consequence of which, after the exercises at the
Capitol, he returned to his country home here.
On Friday, March 31. he was taken with the
Illness which proved fatal. The first attack was
bronchial pneumonia of a comparatively slight
nature. This was followed on April 4 by com
plications, which lasted for about a week. On
April 11 Mr. Platt showed signs of improve
ment, and hope? of recovery were entertained,
but soon after that the abscess in the lung be
gan to develop, and on April IS he had a severe
chill. The following day his physicians and
nurses feared the end, but he rallied from that
attack. Other chills, however, followed at in
tervals, culminating in a particularly severe ono
this forenoon between 9 and II o'clock. Al
though th» sick man seemed to rally somewhat
from this attack, and was comfortable in th«
afternoon, it was evident that his life was ebb-
Ing away. His physician at 8:45 o'clock said
that the end would come with another chill, and
that tho thread of life would snap suddenly.
This proved to be the case, and a few minutes
later Senator Plan's life, work ended.
By temperament and feeling Senator Platt
was peculiarly the representative of New-Eng
land ideas and of the old fashioned Puritan in
tegrity and conscience. Throughout his life he
kept himself in the most sympathetic touch with
New-England institutions of every kind. The
church, the township, the farm and the schools
were the objects of his keen interest. Particu
larly strong was his love for his native town of
Washington, with whose citizens he had always
been familiar, where several years ago he lmilt
a beautiful home, and where most of his time in
summer was passed.
Senator Plan's last public utterance was at
the State Capitol on March 21. when, before the
General Assembly. he delivered the eulogy of
General Hawley, whoso body lay in state in the
corridor below. He spoke from a heart over
flowing with grief, and in words that deeply
touched all who heard him. telling of the per
sonal side of hi* ion? relations with General
Hawley rather than of th- political battles they
had fought for the party of which both were
members. It was noticed then that Senator
Platt seemed to be In Impaired health, and this
was attributed to his arduous labors In the Sen
ate, and especially to the added responsibilities
thrown upon him by the recent death of
Senator Hoar. Senator Platt succeeded Senator
Hoar as chairman of the Judiciary Committee
of the Penal-. Later he. w;is mad" chairman of
the special committee of the Senate appointed
10 conduct the Bwayne Impeachment trial, nnd
this was followed by his appointment m presM
ing officer of the Senate sitting as a court in the
Impeachment trial. That was his last high pub
lic duty before returning to his native State to
resist In paying honor to th« memory of General
One of the most striking features of Senator
Platt's public life was his intimacy with the
State of Connecticut and Its problems and in
terests as connected with federal affairs. All
citizens of the State looked up to him with the
greatest respect, and his relations to the com
monwealth were similar to those of Senator
Hoar to the people of Massachusetts.
In st.it and face Senator Platt was an Im
pr . wive figure, more than six feet tall, erect.
strongly but gracefully built, ajidwith features
which reminded his friends of Abraham Lin
coln. I" private and domestic life and intimate
relation* with friends lie carried the me di
ronUniied 1111 third BSSSk
. ___^ —
After all. CSHEB'S. tbe fecutcb tbat xuafl» the
highball famous. H l» the bes^-JUvt.
Agents Measure at Albany for
Albany. X. y . April 21. — Ii was learned to
night that a bill lias been prepared and will he
Introduced In the legislature early next week
embodying the views of the agents and policy
holders behind them and providing for complete
and early tnutuaUzation of the Equitable. Tender
its provisions all of the fifty-two directors of the
■ would be elected by the policyholders.
Its details could not be learned here to-nipht.
Starts Out in Hope of Reaching a
Bear by Nightfall.
Glemvood Springs, Col., April 21— After a
day's enforced rest the President's hunting
party stprted out bright and early to-day. The
snow that had fallen obliterated all old tracks
and the party hoped to get close to a bear by
nightfall, the guides having found several fresh
In 6Dlte of the fact that he rode twenty-five
miles from the President's camp yesterday. P»f
retary Loeb spent several hours in the saddle
to-day, after disposing of an unusually heavy
mall. He is preparing himself so that he can
make the next trip with greater f-ape.
A large bundle of newspapers was sent to
the camp by Elmer Chapman, a courier. Many
of the papers contained stories of the Presi
d-nts hunt. The members of the hunting party
were greatly displeased when they learned of
the character of some of the stories printed by
several paperca from reporters at New-Castle.
Preparations are under way to give President
Roosevelt a royal welcome on May 14. when
he will arrive from Red Stone to epend the
night before returning to Washington. The pelt
of the bear killed by the President is being
prepared as a rug. The skin of the head will be
drawn over a papier mache form, but natural
teeth will be used. The skull is to be added to
the collection of C. Hart Merriam. bioiopist of
the Department of Agriculture.
Fairbanks and Shaw Invited, but May Not
Be Able to Go to Mexico.
El Paso. Tex., April 21.— Some, of the most notable
men of the United States and Mexico are to Join
Colonel W. C Greene, ex-cowboy, "Copper King'
and railroad builder, on a hunting 1 trip into the
■wilds of the Sierra Madre Mountains, in the State
of Sonora. Mexico. The invitations Issued by
■T'olonel Green include Vice-President Fairbanks,
Secretary Shaw. Speaker Cannon, Senator Proctor.
of Vermont: Senator Kattimer. of South Carolina;
■Congressman Hemenway. of Indiana; ex-Governor
Woodbury of Vermont; ex-Governor Harris of
South Carolina: Governor Terrasas, of Chihuahua,
Mexico; Governor Ysabel, of Sonora, Mexico; P.
Mallen. Mexican Consul, and several others.
Nearly all of the foregoing have accepted the in
vitation, but there is some doubt about the abillty
of Mr. FairbanKS and Mr. Shaw to Join the party.
In addition to those mentioned, Colonel PaArlok
Garrett, Collector of the Port, of El Paso, who
killed "Billy the Xld f while. Sheriff in New-
Mexico, will be in the party.
The euepts of Colonel Greene will arrive here
Tuesday c-ventnsr from the East. They will go
from here to Casas Grar.des, and from there they
will Journey by horseback and wagon into th« wild
hunting grounds of Snnora, when* big game is
Man in Palisades Stone Carriage
Which Turns Turtle.
The turning turtle of a bucket used for hoi?t
lng etoiv- v:> the fide of the Palisades at Wood
cliff, N. J., caused the death of Thomas Burke,
thirty-eight years old, of 13th-st and Berg n
)ine-ave.. Wept New-York, N. .t.. who was in the
bucket at tho time it turned. Rurke. had fre
quently male the perilous journey from the
River Road to the Boulevard, a distance ..f 150
the air. Yesterday afternoon the bu< ke*
was almost at th.- top of the Palisades, when n
turned, and he was hurled to the road below.
When picked up not a bone in his body wag
whole, and his features were battered beyond
recognition. He was married and had five chil
dren. Callery «* Murphy, the contractors, wha
were using th»' stone to improve th>> Hudson
County Boulevard, stated after th<' accident
thai liurk^ had upon warned that the trip in the
bucket was a dangerous one. and that he would
have to t:;V.e any responsibility upon himself.
Cool Conductor Match for Disturber
on Washington Express.
Stamford, Conn . April 21.— A well built, middle
a«ed. prosperous looking man, who said he was
George Lewis, an expert accountant, of Boston,
but who th« poll^o cay is either C. R. 8 well or
C B. Ives. of Cambridge, Mass., caused terror to
the passengers on the Washington express west
bound to-day. The man created a disturbance in
the dinintr car, and when Mr. Kcyes, the parlor
car conductor, remonstrated with him he drew a
revolver, thnift it Into the rondu< face and
cried, "Sh ■:• iVp, or 1 will give you a taste of this!"
Mr. Noyea is an officer in th^ 3d Connecticut R*Ri
in^nt. "You i, ,-. not pr<~t nervn enough to kill a
tomcat." he Bald to th" fellow, os be eased into
th< j loaded revolver.
The passengers scrambled out of the dinh car.
At Stamford Mr. ?foyes turned th" man over to
tbe lice, '"it was loath to preys a charge against
him. The felloV pleaded guilty t«> a charge of as
sault and breach of the peace, arid was flnert **■
Mayor Cummlngs appeared for him. He is Mid to
be well connected in Boston.
Son of Jacob Reymer. of Pittsburj?. Quietly
Married to Carpenter's Daughter.
[FT TEI.KGr.APH TO TnE raistnra.l
Httsborg. April a Th€ announcement was
ma,e h ere to-day that Samuel B. Reymer. of Al-
SJheny. son of Jacob Reymer. the candy manu
facturer, had on March I quietly married Miss
NftUl" H Paris, a former dancing girt, who came
tYrutsburfc four years ago and was first seen by
nVymer dancing ■« ■ carnival given by the Kites
In Alletrb'-ny.
M'^s Paris Is the daughter of n poor carpenter
at Oliver. Perm., near nellsvine, and Is now
twenty-thrf« years of as*- R*ym<-r, who Is one of
th- city's riMnR young business men. is twenty
elKht y<»ar!> of age. The couple are paid to be in
Denver. The records of marriage were filed by a
Justice of the p»ace here a few days ago.
Cairo. Egypt. April 21.— Bedouin marauders at
tacked a convoy escorting the Holy Carpet from
Tsmbo to Medina. A fight ensued in which several
or the Bedoalns were killed.
Union Votes to Extend the Trouble
~S?,00o Men Affected.
Chicago. April 21— Business agents for forty
seven teamsters' unions in Chicago have been
Instructed to demand that employers cense haul
ing goods to Montgomery Ward & Co.. whose
teamsters and garment workers are on a strike.
A refusal W jn j n Pf)r h ra!le result, it was
•tated, in the calling of a strikf by the Joint
council of teamsters. This would afTe, t 37.000
men, and practically tie up- all traffic in the city.
It is generally believed that the employers will
refuse to accede to the demand.
This action waa taken this afternoon at a
meeting presided over by President Shea. The
situation was cone o V e r and immediate action
wns decirjf.fi nn The business agents started
out at onco to n r e<.Mni the ultimatum. Prior to
the -irtion of the business agents of the unions,
a definite attitude was shown by the Chicago
Employers' Association. A placard pasted <>n
every wagon owned by the new teaming corpor
ation backed by the association reads:
This wagon br-lonc-s to the independent com
pany. We deliver goods, to Montgomery Ward
& Co. and employ non-union drivers.
Below this placard Is pasted a copy of an In
junction issued by Judge Brentano. prohibiting
any interference with the business of Ward &
Acid bombs were again us^d by the strikers
to-day, and two liorsrs of Ward * Co were
badly injured.
Aged Actor Nemo Unable to Take
West Palm Beach., Fla.. April 2T. — Joseph Jef
ferson is worse to-night, and his physicians are
again alarmed. His condition changed decidedly
at about 4 o'clock, and he has not since been
able to take nourishment.
Mexican Land, Bought for $5,000,
Sold for $S76fioo.
Mexico City. April 21. — James R. Parsons, the
American consul general, has commenced, an in
vestigation of the alleged colonist scheme of an
American land company in Chiapas.
Induced by advertisements of the company,
farmers in Western Texas, Oklahoma. Nebraska
and Washington State came to Chiapas at their
own expense to Investigate. It is alleged that
the land company bought ten thousand acres
from the State government for 55.000 and by
advertising sold town lots for more than $375.
000 gold.
The consul general has summoned the of
ficers of the company in Kansas City to appear
here, to show cause why they should not be
barred from further use of the T'nited States
Half -Breed Negroes Attack "Ameri
can Near Acapulco.
Mexico City. April 21. — Th» American Em
bassy has presented to the Foreign Office a pro
test against the treatment received by William
A. Stephens, a ranchman from Arkansas, at th=>
hands of half-breed negroes near Acapulco.
Two negroes, it is said, -were hired to kill
Stephens and his family. After having been
driven from his ranch and $30,000 in improve
ments had been destroyed, he shot one of his al
leged assailants, named Palmer. He -was ar
rested and placed in a dungeon.
Despite the efforts of the American consul and
others he was kept in shackles for forty hour^.
The Mexican government will investigate the
Narrow Escape of Funeral Part//
Horses Scared by " Autos ff
Returning home, after having the body of her
husband cremated at Fresh Pond, yesterday,
Mrs. Pauline Heiser. of No. 030 Ist-ave., Man
hattan, came near being killed, with her daugh
ter Mrs. Hannah Shei. and the latter's husband,
both of No. 4*-" Broadway, and Shei's brother
Herman, of No. 1.2."2 3d-ave. In Borden-ave.,
Long Island City, the horses attached to the
coach took fright at automobiles and ran away
and the driver was thrown to the street.
Policeman Kane at the ferry saw the run
away coming, ran inside the ferry yard and
slammed the big gates just in time to keep the
horses from plunging into the ferry slip. They
were thrown off their feet by the shock. Mrs.
Hetser and her daughter fainted and were car
ried into the Long Island Railroad ferryhouse.
where they revived.
Both horses were cut badly and th*» coach was
wrecked. The automobilists who were responsi
ble for the runaway never stopped to see what
had become of the coach or its occupants, but
continued on their way.
South Omaha Protest Against Japanese
Fouth Omaha. Neb., April 21 —The three hundred
public school pupils, who went on strike because
of the prepence of a number of Japanese in the
school, have declan d the boycott off and have re
turned to their -work Th» objectionable pupils are to
rrrnaln in the school, but will not attempt to as
sociate with the white students In any way. The
strike lasted four days and threatened to extend
to all the school* in the city.
m j
Much Opposition from Children of Former
Boston Merchant.
Newton. Ma?*.. April 21. — w. R. fJupee, ■ wealthy
m<>.n and former member of the firm of r>upep.
Nichols and Co., Boston has married Mr?-
Hadn«?nh Mackiatirc •■•' itertowa, and Failed
to-day with his bride on the Cedrtc from New-
Mr Dupee is sixty-two year* old. His bride i*
forty-seven and wus a buyer for a 'ton dryg<v>d<
hou«e. The marriage took place after much op
position from Mr. Dup?e*s children, wives Of
prominent lawyers.
Woman in Hospital in Serious Condition as
Result of Accident.
Miss Carrie Morrell of No. '" Llttleton-ave,
Newark, was injured yesterday by being hit by a
baseball. She Is in the City Hospital In a sprlour
condition. Shf »«u< passjOS alont? the street *h»rc
some factory han.li* ...[. playing ball, ■ batted
ball struck h«r in the left breast, brok* one of
her ribs and drove the broken rib into her lung.
She fell unconscious.
The French Minister of Foreign Affairs, who
resigned yesterday.
Colleague* of Minister Urge Him to
Stay in Cabinet.
Formal, precise and repeated orders have been
given our agents in Indo-China to assure the
absolute neutrality of France in Indo-Chinese
waters. — (Premier Rouvier.
The Russian Admiralty has notified Admiral
Rojestvensky of the grava danger to peace
which will be entailed if the stay of his squad
ron off the coast of Annam is prolonged con
trary to the laws of neutrality, and no doubt is
entertained that the admiral will carry out the
formai instructions sent him,— 'Sr P*-tpr<;hi!va:
Paris, April 21.— After a notable service el
nearly eight years In the direction of foreign
affair?. Tlioophilo Dnlmwfl to-day informed M
Rouvier. president nf the council, of his d°«ir<-
and Intention to resign
This announcement came as a surprise and
shock to M. Delcasse"s colleagues of the Cabinet,
who Immediately took steps to endeavor to se
cure a reconsideration of his determination. A
Cabinet council was held -this afternoon, at
which M. Rouvier. in the absence of M. Del
cass^, laid the situation before the Ministers.
It was the unanimous determination of the
council that the interest of the country at this
particular time required that M. r»elcass£ retain
the portfolio of Foreign Affairs. Accordingly, at
the conclusion of the council M. Rouvier pro
ceeded to the Qua! d'Orsay. where he held an
extended conference with the Minister of For
eign Affairs. The president of the council, voic
ing the wishes of President Loubet and the
Ministers, earnestly besought M. Dele,» ■ to
retain his place in the Cabinet.
It is evident that M. Rouvier's earnest appeal
caused M. DelcaasC to waver in his determina
tion. When the President of the Council came
from the interview he stated to his i oflsai.ll'>
that he bore a favorable impression of its re
sults. M. Delcasse, he said, had given no final
answer, but had promised to reserve his deter
mination until to-morrow, when a final answer
will be given. It is believed that M. Delcass£
will yield to the insistence of President Loubet
and the President of the Council.
The motives leading up to M. Delcasse's sud
den determination to retire from the Cabinet are
primarily attributed to internal controversies
over the Moroccan question, and this to some
extent lias been accentuated by similar con
troversies over French neutrality in the Far
East. The Opposition have been quick to seize
upon bcth questions, and, headed by Socialists
and Nationalists, have directed their criticisms
agntnst M. Delvaese.
The Socialist criticisms have been particularly
vehement during recent days on the Moroccan
question, and this appears to have finally de
cided M. Delcasse to surrender the question into
other hands. It is felt that his retirement now
would be hailed in Germany as a German tri
umph, and this is one of the main considerations
leading M. Rouvier earnestly to appeal to M.
Delcasse to remain in the Foreign Office.
• The news of M. Deltas*?! intentions made a
profound impression in the Chamber of Deputies,
where it was first treated with incredulity.
I*»ter, however, when M. Deloncle (Republican)
questioned the government upon the neutrality
question and M. Rouvier replied instead of M.
Delcasse, it was realized that the report had
solid foundation. Several Deputies stated that
M. Delcasse had sent a letter of resignation to
the President of the Council this morning, but
thai M. Rouvier had declined to accept it. say
ing that he would be obliged to present it to the
Council of Ministers. If was as a result of this
presentation to the Council that M. Rouvier per
suaded M. Delcasse to withhold his final decision
until to-morrow.
A DAY of vn:cn .avxtf.tv
The announcement ronrernlng M. Delcass#*i
intention to resign was but one of many in
cidents in a day of much anxiety throughout
government quarters. Following also on the
heels of the complications with Germany over
Morocco, the Franco-Japanese incident sudd
assumed serious proportions, and unusual en
ergy was shown in preventing its embroiling
Prance in complications in the Far Easr. In
order to secure definite co-operation between
three departments <>f It? government, namely,
Naval, Colonial .' nd Foreign, a conference was
held this afternoon betweep lending representa
tives of each department. This brought about a
clear understanding regarding the measures rec
essary for the maintenance «->f the neutrality of
Indo-Chinei water?, nnd orders ff»re sent to
Governor «;enernl Beau specifically to report th*
• \... • location of the Russian Pacific squadron
■nd whether it had or had not withdrawn from
French waters. Communications with St. Pe
tersburg led to orders bring transmitted oy the
Russian government to Vice-Admiral Rojest
vensky to respect rlcorously the neutrality of
French waters. It was o\i>\\ stated tfiat For
eign Minister Larosdorfl would carry the ques
tion before Emperor Nicholas in order to as
sure romp respect of French neutrality.
Probably the most significant development
from the energetic measures adopted was the
receipt of a dispatch from Saigon saying that
Imperative orders had been given for the dis
armament of the Russian cruiser Diana, which
Fought refuge in the harbor of Saigon eight
( n'i<i-ii on third pas*.
Pennsylvania Railroad thrco-dav tour. April 2*.
Rate, including hotel accommodations, 112 or 514.50.
▲ani> to ticket a cents.- Ad vt.
His Friend* Assert Alexander and
Tarbell Must Go.
A committee of Equitable agents called on
Superintendent Hendr;-.!<s at Syracuse to ask
him to use his efforts toward mutualtzatisn of
the society.
From Syracuse the agents went to Albany,
where they advanced the same arguments to
Governor Higgins. He said he was devoting hi*
attention to the problem, in which he sympa
thized with the policy holders.
A suit for the appointment of a receiver for
the Equitable was begun in Chicago by policy*
The letter of Jaasas H. Hyde to th« taastt «i
the Equitable Life Assurance Society, resenting
their request to him to retire from the vice
presidency of the society, was glvon.-out for pub
lication last night. II had been prepared. It vai
said, with the assistance of counsel It i 3 ad
dressed to the special committee of the agents.
Joseph Bowes. Archibald C. Haynes.P.P. Stearna,
F. L. Levy. Charles Wake and Henry J. FoveU.
and runs a3 follows:
The subject upon which you have addressed,
me involves the consideration of the whole un
happy controversy whi< hi) been in progress
for several months past. The injurious effect of
that controversy upon your fortunes I appre
ciate, and I can well understand your strong de
sire to promote some action that will bring it
to an end. In that controversy I feel that I
have been treated with great injustice, and that
no one has so serious cause for complaint 13 I
have. Po far as any good results could be served
by the resignation of any officer responsible for
the injury whirh the !«o^i*»r.. ha a suffered an<i
is doubtless to suffer In the future your request
la misdirected.
In view of the concessions I have been wHttssJ
to make for th* welfare of the society. ! re
sent your misguidod action, taken in utter
ignorance of th-- true situation, of which you
cannot possibly have accurate knowledge. Tour
request, perhaps unwittingly on your part. 1*
merely another move in the rampaigr. of attack
originally devised. When the real fact? ar«
known to the poltcyholders I believe that all
right minded rn>n among them will be as in
dignant as I am with th«» methods that hay»
been cmplnyd by my enemies for their oth
ends, in pursuing which they have not hesitated
to sacrifice rhe he interests of the society and
to <i:?regard the proper protection of the pollr'
holders Your action, instead of furnishing: a
solution of the present unfortunate situation,
renders the difficulty mnp acute. It is regret
table that in this situation th* convention of
managers did not take advantage of its oppor
tunity to bArornp a fnrtor in promoting honora
}.],-■ peace.
I assume that you havf« been kept informed,
through the newspapers, of th* asmuU* that
have been made upon m«*. but I floubt whether
you have been toid of the efforts I made M
avert the injury to rh>-> soctet? f-nm there M
You probably know in a general way of th»
circumstances under which I was hastily sum
moned to the oflVes of th* president, by l«>
phone, from th* country, on the eve of ir»
annual meeting nnd shortly fore the expira
tion or the trust under which my rtock fa b*Ut:
that I was there confronted, without preview*
notice of warning, with a hostile memorial of
officers and employes, which had be*:* secret U
circulated and in many Instances signed ir.-»i»r
coercive influences; that my immediate r^tir*
ment was demanded under thr^afa: tb>it T per
emptorily refused to retir 0 . I.i 1 that such re
fusal was followed by the isnpvU.-ue s-übrnissuvi
to the board, of directors of a oVrrsi.r»<3 fe.r my
retirement and for practical dJsfranchU^fwat •»?
the stock of the society. It may surprise yon
to learn that the leaders of this attack upon'm*
and the society have persistently rli.^o' aimed" re
sponsibility for any an.! all of the neu\« paper
publications assailing- me and defanlne the m
rtety and its management. The plea ofni.i'usT
izatlon was a mere sham under uf nh^'i
it was designed by those lenders to wr>.;; »h««
control of the society from the respepsCJt* hiiw?s
of the anal representative ho.'- rf directors in
this country and to transfer it to :h->?r iv.m
grasp through the use of th* agencies na in
strumental! ties.
I can understand the desire of your body for
mutualization. hut I have never "believed, and
I do not now believe, thai a system of control
which virtually places the agents over the di
rectors and officers is sound in principle. At th»
threshold of this matter and before any public
controversy had arisen if was. however, urged
upon me that there- was a genuine desire upon
the part of the poticyholders that they be given
the right to vote for directors. Therefore, not
withstanding- my own views <m the subject, and
in order to meet this desire of the policyholder*
and to give time for the careful consideration
of the proper method of bringing this about. 1
offered to place mv stock in the hands of trus
tees for five yei;s. to be voted in accordance
with the directions of the board of directors I
could hardly have given stronger evidence of
my solicitude for the welfare of the society
This offer was not accepted. The authors of the
conspiracy made impossible demands.
Finally, although I was advised by eminent
counsel that the power of control of"th» stock
could not be lawfully taken away without th«
Sonant of its holders, either by the board or by
the legislature. I consented, so far as my stock
Interests were concerned, that the policy h
should elect twenty-eight of the fifty-two
directors of the society. This concession was
intended for the benefit of the policyholders. but
in practical effect, as I then feared and now be
lieve, it was the purpose that any concessions
by me should be utilized for the benefit and ac
count of the Instigators of this movement, who
proposed to erect a constituency of agents to
control the votes of policyholders. This belief
is confirmed by the extraordinary proceedings
at your recent meetings in this city. in which
the power dominating the meetings mas quit*
Although It was represented that this im
portant concession would assure permanent
peace for the society, it was followed by new
demands, to which I again acceded In the hellsf
that faith would at last be kept and peace re
stored. Then I was told that thes** concessions
which hid been secured from me because of
my loyalty to the society and on the repeated
assurances given to the board of directors and
to me that they would, if granted. b<» ac-eptert
as a complete settlement, were simply a means
to an fiid. and that th* warfare would go on
until I should be forced out of office and the
voting power of the stock, , vni had i>e*n ex
pressly reserved, should be completely de
It is evident that I have been designedly
tricked. Thus far I am the only person in this
controversy who has mrtde any sacrifices The
others have no such substantial interests In tru»
so^ietv and nothing to tost* by this r.-arf*r-»
against its prosperity I now know t'-.nt those
sacrifices whirl) I have been deceived !:t:«> mr»k
intr have teen simply an encouragement to
further attempted inTasiona of th* righra of
stockholders. As 51 fiftlnfr phas* of these pro
ceetMrigs you are. at this juncture, e^th^red her?
from all parts of the country, and. under t!i»
exciting influents of false rumors, induced t >
pass unfortunate resolutions without sr» m:ic?»
aa informing yourselves, of the f^rts of th» sit
I am Justified in further rr'mtadins yrrj th.it
the matters upon which you have assum-vi r >
act are matters not for your consideration ar"l
action, but f«.r th» consideration and action of
the board of directors of the society. Th*s»
matters are now in their hsnds. »nd th? fact*
relating to them are being definitely i?certa!r!» 1
by an investigating committee appointed by th »
board. To the board and to the committee I
have made a number nf communications stitinsr,
the- facts and expr-»srir?g my views upon fhe S »
subjects. I dr> rot feel at liberty tf» further "diV
cuss them also uit'.j you. I can only say thai I
think you are making a. mistake- in the cmt'!»*
you are following, and that your fluty to th«
society requires you rath-r to submit loyally tr»
the lawful direction of the board of direct^-s
than to associate yourselves for the n U » rn *c ««
stirring up further strife and ewJearroTHc t%
override and frustrate the action of the board
While I resent-nnd I am justified in r »s*r<rm-
mistaken action toward me. 1 am ' brim
mt-ans tndifr>ront to your good will n» rallna:* t-»
your hostility, and I trust that In th* fntu-e It
the society's affairs I shall be able to i?a!n tor
my own part in their administration the sob-

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