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V m - LXV-..N 0 21..-U9. BOWEN TO RE RECALLED. VIST EXPLAIN CHARGES. — —^— — — i jf. FT. Russell Will Be Minister to f Venezuela — Loomis Upheld. [fhom Tun Taißuxa: seaman.] trashlogton, April :> — Herbert W. Bowen. •j; r |ct«r to Venezuela, baa been Instructed to pr^joir*? to return promptly to Washington. He trill " ot Co back to Venezuela, but will be nuc creded *>>' William W. Russell, now Minister to Colorr.Hi. who hr.s quitted himself with great erefilt in a peculiarly delicate situation. Other eisnse* in tne diplomatic representation of the l'r:i:Pd fiates in South America, some of which jiavp lonp been under contemplation, have been rfvr ;pitn^<l by Mr. He-wen's recall. jl'.err is no <sis;ruis!r!g th«* fact that by pre ferring crave charges against Assistant Secre tary !><>omis Mr. Bowen has placed himself in n kingalarly embarrassing position. Secretary •Taf! )ins recommended to the President that the JSUuister f"* immediately summoned to Wash- Icfton. Mr. Tnft, it is understood to-night, has beard from Prx/Jiflent Roosevelt, approving his •preposition to direct Mr. Bow en to report to Vftif&lnstoa and explain the charges against JJr. VoaatoL Mr. Taft. accordingly, will for- T.:.ri the official recall to-morrow. No one in administration circles believes that there Is nny foundation whatever for these «harpes wMcn Mr. area brought to the atten tion °f Secretary Hay some months ago. and vhich were investigated at that time. Secre tary Hay then warned Minister Do wen against wen the appearance of countenancing the «Lars<>s or permitting any reflection on the chcrartcr of his predecessor. The investigation £>f tli* charges which followed satisfied the Pres ident and the Secretary of State that they were Jiasetess, and the affair was dropped. Recently, ktoicerer, Mr. Bowen took occasion to reiterate jthe charges to Secretary Taft, and it is alleged W. W. BUS6ELU J £ticaeed. Minister Boweo in Venezuela, that he furnished the data for their recent pub in the newspapers. Mr. Bowen will have every opportunity to nlmself of the Implication that he has nanced the charges, despite the warning f Secretary Hay, of establishing their accu nd of disproving the allegation that he : I ed the material for the recent public at- Mr. Loomis. Should he be unable * r himself of all implication, hie connec :?h the diplomatic service will probably • ksjt even should he satisfy the depart r the propriety of his actions he will not r a to Caracas. MER DIPLOMATIC CHANGES. aaBsPS decided on ie the removal of r John Barrett from Panama, although .. l'T, has yet been reached as to whether .illy good" will be given to reit. The reorganization of the Panama I renders a change at Panama de i .: la felt that the mission to that re ■ In tlie past been dominated rather I individuality than by the ration or the wishes of the . - -ftary Taft hopes to learn what President -wishes made of Mr. rrow. but the formal announce : ,<-f>rred until the President re tshincton. There is already a vacancy in chill, and Min ltur Russell's transfer will leave one in Co lonibia. so it is barely possible that the diplo matic phake-up may not amount to anything rr.orf than a general transfer, although this is bardly expected. Because of apparently increas- Itrc tension hetveen Chili and Peru, it is re garded as advisable that the Chilian mission be filled without much further delay. It is maintained In official circles that the Trf-sidoTU's return to Washington has not bee-i hastened by the Bowen charges or by other con ditions which -maud immediate attention, but raiher by a feeling on the part of th* President that he has obtained all the physical benefit vlich his health demands, and that he ought to be in Washington as long as possible before g^*ri£ to hi? summer home at Oyst. r Kay. The J resident even before he left Washington, told member* Of the Cabinet that he might not re train in the West as long as his announced plans 6e*--med to indicate. WARE ANSWERS WARNER. Pension Commissioner Should Pub lish Specific Charges. IBT TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBCXE.J Topeka. Kan.. April -'V— Eugene F. Ware, ex- Vr.lted States Pension Commissioner, replying to charges mad* by the present Commissioner, V. Warner, of "violating Order No. 78." making J7W»/XKJ extra exj>ense. said to-day: I don't know to what particular cases the <"omrr.i*sioner refers. A soldier might have a right to a pension, and thousands of them had. but under the old law, and under the "Order 7\" known as the old age order. Jtnd hence it would make no difference unriei which Issued. It is not a Question of whether technically Or <3*r 7S was violated, but whether some old soldier got a pension or an increase t<, which he was" not ♦-tititJed I know nothing about what the Com xmeeioner has found, but in Justice to the repu tation of th« honest and capable men who are Ills subordinates in the bureau he ought, before making the charges, examine and pee whether any old eoldler has got a pnsion or Increase who was not entitled to it. and ought to publish the rifcnv of such pensioners, giving the individual r.&znr* und instances. I think he owes it now to the public to print th*- names and the core jj&ny, regiment and State, and give facts, not generalities. COLUMBIA GRADUATE IN JAIL. [BY TELEGRAPH TO THE TKIBI M!) Denver, April 28.— Vemon A. Laughlin. who graduated from Columbia University In 1838 with fcferhast bonoss, is In the city Jail charged with the forgery of a check for IU W. Laughlin had taken a course in mine «aiglneerlng. and after irrsduatlng escured a. position with a large Mexican mine company but It la alleged that wine and women filinwil til* undoing- In '.!.- ■ ■<.rif«*s«ton he says tie heron issuing bad checks and kept it up until .'• tfcct«d la Colorado. *»-•»«»%?&»£, „,;&,. wud- NEW- YORK. SATURDAY. APRIL 20. 1905. -SIXTEEN PAGES.-^Tnf? T«^. THE THIRD BALTIC SQUADRON UNDER ADMIRAL NEBOGATGFF NOW STEAMING THROUGH MALACCA STRAIT TO JOIN ADMIRAL ROJESTFENSKY'S FLEET. MAYOR ATTACKS P. R. R. COERCION TRIED, HE SATS. Reason for Rejecting Bill Taking Franchise Power from Aldermen. Mayor McClellan says that the Pennsylvania Railroad has been trying to coerce him into Binning; the bill depriving the aldermen of their control over franchises and transferring that power to the Board of Estimate. In reciting his reasons for objecting to the bill the Mayor says: The Board of Estimate and Apportionment, if granted this power, is capable of abusing it. and, being composed of fewer men, could do so, probably, with greater ease, so that the argu ment based on the abuse of power is clearly Illogical, and there Is no assurance that much ■will be. gained by the change. Assuming that the aldermen may be at fault, the remedy attempted is not the proper one, is Inconsistent with our governmental theory and injurious to public interests. The people have the power to replace unfaithful public servants with faithful ones. To imply that this method of redress is ineffectual is to doubt the efficiency for purposes of government of a system built upon universal suffrage. Disappointed private interests should find it unavailing to carry their resentment to the point of inflaming public prejudice .and in ducing the State legislature to favor ill consid ered measures with no real public good In view. The chief cause alleged for the action of the legislature is the tardiness of the aldermen in acting on the application of the New- York Con necting Railway Company for a franchise tooper ate a road through portions of the city. The New- York Connecting Railway Company is said to be controlled by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, and this corporation is the promoter of the agitation to deprive the aldermen of this power over the granting of franchises. The Pennsylvania Railroad Company but a few years ago acquired a foothold in this city, but it seems determined to exercise its power over public officials here as it has elsewhere. It has already made plain to me its ability to crush all opposition to its plans. Its representatives have come to me in the Mayor's office to advise me that if I did not accept these measures they would nevertheless be passed over my veto. I was urged, should I decide to reject the bills, to do so promptly, so as not to needlessly prolong the session of the legislature, which would not ho permitted to ad journ until the bills were repassed. This cor poration, which has so long dominated Pennsyl* vania and. New-Jersey, should be taught that it cannot grasp the government of New-York or take away or transfer power from public bodies who. whether for good or bad motives, fail to do Its bidding. Resistance to these measures on this ground is a public duty of the greatest Im portance. I believe that unless such manifestations of insolence re rebuked, the evils they may en gender will imperil the peace and security of our government. For these reasons I refuse to ac cept these bills in behalf of the city. GEORGE W. BEAVERS SURRENDERS. May Furnish $20,000 Bonds for Appear ance in Washington. In response to the mandate of the United Ftat^s Supreme Court for his removal to Wash ii.pton for trial on charges of conspiring to de fraud the government. George W. Beavers, for mer head at the Division of Salaries and Allow ances at th«» Post office Department, surrendered himself in the Federal Court. In Brooklyn, yes terday. Judge Thomas gave him permission to furnish bond? of $20.0n0 for his nppearance in Washington to plead to the indictments there on -May 2. Rail was furnished by Henrietta A. Pedgwick, Allan A. Spence. John W. stcCormack and Sam uel I! Hornridge. neighbors of Mr. Beavers In Borough Park. Pierre M. Brown has been sub stituted for Morgan & Beabury as counsel for Mr. Reavers. NAB DEVERY' S DRIVER. Police Summon Former Chief to Station to (rive Bail. Charged with speeding ex-Police chief William P. Devf-ry's automobile in the streets. Elmer Johnson, colored, was arrested last night and locked up in the West 4"th-st. station until Dev ei y was railed to give bail. Devery was in a jok ing mood In the station and was generous in his bandshakea with the policemen grouped about him. He ;isk'-d Johnson If be had exceeded the legal rate of speed, and the darky said he jriKt-f-ed he had. •Well," said Devery. "I guess we'll have to take ours, all right It's the magistrate's court for you and me In the morning, Mr. Johnalng." "Teaalr," Mid Johnson, and Devery entered the automobile, irnlea still w:is In bond, and was guided to the ""Pump " THE GREGORY AT PONTA DELGADA. Mr. Nixon's Yacht. Reported from Gibraltar as Missing, in Safety. Paris, April 29— American gasolene boat Gregory is reported safe at Ponta IH-lgada. Azores, awaiting the arrival of a supply of gasolene. The Gregory was supposed to have started for Gibraltar, and her failure to arrive there caused considerable anxiety. From the foregoing dispatch it may be Inferred that the Gregory did not leave Ponta Dels;"!" After all. USHER'S, Hie S*~tch that auOm the hiShEai famous. U l» »>>« h-» -*'•«« COMMITTEE FAVORS 75 CENT GAS PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD TO CONTROL ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANIES ALSO RECOMMENDED. Local Gas Commissioner to Have Charge of Meter Inspection — Democrats Refuse to Sign. RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE GAS COMMITTEE. First — Reduction in price of gas from $1 to 75 cents. Second — Reduction in price of electricity from 15 cents to 10 cents a kilowatt hour. , Third — Public service commission of three members to have complete control of electric light and gas companies. \ Fourth — Inspection of gas meters in New-York City placed on the local Commis sioner of Water Suppply, Gas and Electricity. Fifth — The bills to accomplish this to be introduced in the legislature on Monday. Sixth — The report of the committee to go to the Senate and Assembly to-morrow. tBT TEI.EfiRAFH TO THE TBIBfXF.] Albany, April M.— The decision of the legisla tive gas Investigating committee carrying the recommendations as told above was announced unofficially at midnight after the committee had been In session for several hours. The Democratic members, Senator Grady and As semblyman Palmer, left the room before the devision was mad° known and refused to sign the bills, but announced their decision was not final and might he reversed to-morrow. It is assumed, however, they will refuse to agree. Prior to the announcement of the findings Senator Stevens had a long talk with Speaker Nixon and Senator MaJby, supplementing a similar conference of the entire committee earlier in the day. None of the three would indicate the character of the discussion, but at its close Senator Stevens went back to the meeting, ami it was an hour later before the result was known. As they came out both Senator Grady and Assemblyman Palmer declined to discuss the findings of the committee or their probable action, insisting that they had not had time to digest the report. Authority is conferred on the city to use sur plus water acquired for the purpose of water supply for the creation of electricity to be used for public lighting, but water power cannot be condemned by the city for purely power pur poses. This is similar to the provision stricken out of the Mayor's water supply bill. The following are the more important of the provisions of the bill prepared by the Republi can members of the gas committee to create a State public service commission of three mem bers, with powers closely modelled on those of a similar Massachusetts commission. This board is to he entirely independent and the cost of maintaining it is to be a State charge. The bill was originally drafted by Assemblyman Merritt, of St. Lawrence, and introduced as a separate bill earlier in the session. It has been modified in some particulars. The general pow ers covered the following heads: First — General supervision of all corporations maintaining wires in any municipality of the State for furnishing gas and electricity for light. — Power to examine all corporations under its supervision as to their methods and conduct of their business. Third — Power to investigate the quality of gas supplied and recommend improvements. Fourth — Power to. fix a standard of illuminat ing power of gas and require that it be met. Fifth— Power to prescribe methods of book keeping for corporations. Sixth— Power to require corporations to sub mit annual reports showing details of their condition, amount of capital stock and bonded indebtedness, their receipts and expenditures, dividends and expenses for the year. Seventh — commission is to make an an nual report to the legislature covering service corporations as the Railroad Commission report does railroads. Eighth— Power to enter on property of corpora tions, to examine the books, to subpoena wit nesses. Ninth— Hereafter no corporation of this char acter can be incorporated or exercise powers until it has secured a certificate of authority from this commission, and corporations now ex isting art compelled to secure the same cer tificate. Tenth— Stocks and bonds of these corporations shall nut be Issued hereafter without the ap A MUSICAL "WIRELESS. New System Projects Notes Instead of Morse Code. [BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBCNE.] Wilkesbarre, Perm.. April wireless telegraph system Invented by Father Joseph „,,,.., was tested between this city and Scran- Jon thU morning, and the first message. "Success to the Inventor." was successfully sent and received Father Murgas says the test was most Satisfactory and that when a few minor ad- Jui nt A. are made he will give a more formal demonstration. The Improvement over other systems .is thai instead of the Morse dot and dash codi bein? used, every letter of the alpha bet is well as code words, is expressed by a single "musical note, electrically projected sound waves conveying it from the sending to the re ce*vfni station. This sy.tem. it is claimed, will send messages many times faster than any other. NTCHOI*AS L proval of this commission nor shall franchises be transferred. The following is the provision for dealing with complaints as to quality and price of gas and electricity: Upon the complaint in writing of the Mayor of a city, the trustees of a village or the town boartl of a town In which a person or corporation is authorized to manufacture, sell or supply gas or electricity for light, or upon the complaint In writing of not less than one hundred customers, or purchasers of such gas or electricity, either as to quality or price of such gas or electricity sold and delivered in such municipality, the commission shall investigate as to cause for such complaint, and may. by Its agents and inspectors, inspect the works, Vys tem, plant and methods used by such person or corporation in manufacturing and supplying such gas or electricity, and examine or cause to be examined th" books and papers of such per son or corporation pertaining to the manufact ure, sale and .-applying of such gas or elec tricity. .Noii.... and Hearing; Fixing Price of Gas or Electricity; Orders Requiring Improvement. — Before proceeding under a complaint pre sented as provided In Sections 9 and 10, the commission shall cause notice of the com plaint and the purpose thereof to be served upon the person or corporation affected there by. A public hearing shall be had upon such complaint, at which the complainants and the person or corporation complained of shall have an opportunity to be heard, and may be represented by counsel. After such hearing and a consideration of all evidence presented, and upon such investigation as may have been made by the commission or its officers, agents or in spectors, the commission may fix the maximum price of gas or electricity which shcUl be charged by such persons or corporation in such municipality, or may order such Improvement In the manufacture or supply of 6uch gas or elec tricity, or in the methods employed by such rerson or corporation, as will, in its Judgment, improve its quality or power. The price or rental so fixed by the commission shall be the maximum price or rental to he charged by such persons or corporation for gas or elec tricity In such municipalities for a term of three years and until, after the expiration of such term, such commission shall upon complaint, as provided in this section, again reduce the price of such gas or electricity. Penalty for Excessive Charges.— Any per son or corporation or any officer or" agent of any such corporation exacting or demand ing in any such municipality a price for gas or electricity, in excess of that fixed by the commission, or the Appellate Division, as herein provider!, shnll bo guilty of a misdemeanor. If it be alleged and established in an action brought in any court for the collection of any < harsre for gas or electricity, that a price has been de manded in excess of that fixed by the commis sion in the municipality wherein the notion arose, no recovery shall be ha.l therein, but the fact that such excessive charges have been made shall be a complete defence to such action. Senator Stevens said later In the evening: The committee met to-night to consider its report, after conducting Its investigation with all diligence possible. We worked night and day with the counsel of the committee In the preparation of the report. .Ml members of the cemmittee have had equal opportunity to take part in its hearings and <ielil>er?irions. The facts found ar«- in accordance with the te>ti mony. The report has heen signed by all th» Republican members of the committee and will be presented to the legislature to-morro-.v fn view of the fact that the legislature is to ad journ on May .". It is important that both the legislature and the public should he fully in formed at or.cc as to th^ contents of the re port. THE STRONGEST WARSHIP British Designs Changed by Results in Eastern War. London, April 2S.— Arthur Hamilton Lee, Civil Lord of the Admiralty, speaking at Gosport to night, said th;it the lessons of the Russo-Jap anese war had forced changes in the designs of projected British warship*, and ts*\t new de signs are nearly completed. The Admiralty, he ■aid, is preparing to begin the construction j, t Portsmouth of the most powerful battleship the world has seen, and t<i build it in the shortest time on record. OLD POINT COMFORT. RICHMOND AND WASHINGTON. Six-day tour. May ft. via Pennsylvania Railroad. Last of the eeuson. Rate, covering necessary ex penses. $26. Old Point Comfort only, special trip. 417. Consult ticket agents.— Aavt. AT>Mnt At. APRAXm FITZHUGH LEE DEAD. Stroke of Apoplexy on Train Proves Fatal. Washington. April 2S— General Fltzhugh Lee, of Virginia, died at the Providence Hospital in this city at 11:20 o'clock to-night, as the result of an attack of apoplexy and paralysis with which he was stricken early this morning while travelling by rail from Boston to Washington. At his bedside when he died were his brother. Daniel Lee, and Drs. Edie and Kean. The end came suddenly, and was without pain. The general was doing fairly well considering the severity of the attack until about 10 o'clock to night, when a change came for the worse. General Fitzhugh Lee's record and ancestry were both military. General Robert E. Lee, commander in chief of the Confederate armies, was his uncle, and his grandfather was -> Lisht Horse Harry." of Revolutionary fame. Sidney Smith Lye. th« father of Fitzhugh. was the fleet captain of Commodore Perry's squadron when it opened Japan to Western civilization. Cap tain Lee married Miss Mason, a sister of James IT. Mason, a Governor and United States Senator of Virginia, and later a Confederate commissioner ex traordinary, with Mr. Slidell. of Louisiana, to the Court of St. J.imes'?. FJtzhugh. or "Fltz." as he was better known, was the second sou of Sidney Smith L*e. He was born in Clermont, Va., November 19. 1835. He bad in- GENERAL FITZHrGH LFB. The noted Confederate cavalry leader, who died yesterday. herited the cavalry spirit of his grandsire. and when he was fourteen could ride like a Comanche. So In 1852 the lad. then seventeen, was sent to West Point. His standing at school was low. Robert E. Lee was second in the class of 1529; but "Fits" Lee graduated third, 'If you begin counting the class from the bottom," as he always said. R. E. Lee'a own son, George \V. Custis Lee. made a phenomenal record at West Point. He graduated No. lin every thing. It was to the :yj United States Cavalry that Lieutenant Fttzhuerh Lee went on leaving West Point. His active service commenceti at once. The Indians were much arou?»d at emigrants crossing their lands and hunting (rrounds. With his usual energy Lieutenant Lee distinguished himself In every fight with the Comanches in which he took part. Ho bad BOOM close calls. While on a scout once he dismounted to follow the trail of an Indian, who had taken to the brush. As Lee passed along the bottom of a ravine, the Indian, who had concealed himself above the young lieutenant, leaped upon Lee's back, and for the moment bore him down. The ("omanch* chief attempted to draw his knife, but Lee seized his right arm am prevented its nse. Holding th-j warrior in this way, it was equally Impossible for Lieutenant Lee to draw his pistol. The Indian, a famous war chief, was larger and heavier than the young officer, who was getting the worst of the. tussle. His gymnastic training: saved Ua l:f\ Suddenly releasing the ri*ht hand hold. Lee struck the chief twice in the face, knoektnc him down. Before the warrior old recover from thin new form of attack. Lee had settled conclusions for good and all by two shots from hi 3 Colts re volver. In another Indian tight a warrior, dnshing up close to him. shot Lee with an arrow. It would have killed him ha. l not the point turned on a rib. As it was it penetrated several inches, and Lee had to ride about and command his men with the feather en.i of an arrow sticking out of his breast. It began to be painful, and. lyin< down on his side. Lee called a friend and ?ald: "Jack, pull this devilish thing out." The friend Rave a tug. The arrow did not move. "Put your foot against my side and try It again." The other did so. Finally th* shaft of the- missile came out, leaving the steel head four or five inches de»-p in the young lieutenant's breast. Thrr.- were five of the Lees of Virginia wearing the United States uniform when Port inner was nred on. Captain Sidney Smith Lee was the senior, and a commander. high up on the list, la la* navy. His eldest son. asM named Sidney Smith, was a Continued oa fifth ■««• The West Shore Railroad la the I* I line to Buf falo and Niagara Falls. Up th- west side of the Hudson and through the Mohawk Valley.— Aavt. PRICE THREE CENTS. C. A. TOWNE MIST PAY IP. HIS I. O. V. TO UF.AKST t _ Last Year's Presidential Booms and Xote for •*'..'• Justice Vemon M •.-!.-.. sitting yesterday la Part I. Special Term of the Supreme Court, or dered judgment in favcr of William R. Ilearsr. In an action brought by Mr. Hearst to recover from ex-Senator Chnries A. Towne. now his col league In the House of Representatives. 56.000 and Interest. lent by Congressman Hearst on a promissory note on February 16. 1904. The pa pers in the action filed yesterday give th* fol lowing as a copy of the note: February 16, 150 1. On or before on.-> year from date, i promts* to> pay. for value received. William Randolph Hefirst. or order. J«-.<HiO. with interes' at 6 rer cent per annur:. CHARLES A. TOTB7CE. Clarence .1 musjia and Edward A. Freshman appeared for Mr. Hearst. an<l Daniel F. CohrJan for Mr. Town* Th • complaint sots forth that payment on the note has b»en refused. The de fence put in by Congressman Town" is that Mr. Hearst lent the money with an understanding that the borrower should write various articles for a publication owned by Mr. Hearst in Wash ington. Mr. Towne «ays he was not asked to write these articles, although he was ready to perform the services, as agreed. Justice Davis, in awarding Judgment against Mr. Town?\ says: The allegations of the com plaint are substantially admitted by the an swer, and there are no allegations of new mat ter that amount to a defence. Under the cir cumstances the plaintiff is entitled to judgment.** The note transaction was made at a time when, Mr. Hearst was making an active canvass for the Democratic Presidential nomination. At that time Mr. Town* apparently was cordial toward the* Hearst boom, but at St. Louts Mr. Towne was a candidate himself for th» nomina tion. Later h«» accepted a nomination on thai Tammany ticket for the House of Representa tives and was elected simultaneously with Mr. Hearst. The estrangement of the two men caused a lot of comment In political circles last night. THE PRESIDENT NOT ILL. Four Bears Killed hy His Party Thursday. Glenwood Springs, Col.. April 26.— Secretary Loeb to-day received a telephone messaa^ from a ranch two miles from the President's camp. The message was dictated by the President, and was as follows: "We got four bears yesterday. TVT« are welL" There was more In the message regarding government affairs, but the rumor current her* that the President had been ill was proved un founded. It has not been determined when the party will remove to its new camp, about ten mile* from Glenwood Springs. The sport on "West Divide Creek has been so good that the Presi dent dislikes to leave the place. At the same time it is believed the change proposed will re sult in the killing: of grizzlies, and this variety ha» been scarce. Brown bears have been found in plenty, but the grizzly and the silver-tip ap pear to be too wily for the hunters. 'YELLOW 3IANSION" SOLD. New-York Operator Purchases Lip pincott's Residence. IBT TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBrNE 1 Philadelphia. April —Percy H. Brundage. a New-York real estate operator, acting for a syndicate of New-York and Philadelphia men. to-day purchased the famous Llppincott "Yellow Mansion" and grounds at Broad and "Walnut sts.. for $2,700,000. The agreement of sale was executed to-day in the office of the Pennsylvania Company for the Insurance on Live 3 and Grant ing of Annuities, who are the executors of th» estate of J. Dundas Llppincott. who died a few weeks ago. The law firm of Duane. Morris. Heckscher & Roberts acted for Mr. Brundage la the negotiations. The purchaser. It la understood. Intends t» develop the property immediately. The negotia tions were begun last Monday, and. after rais ing his offer from f&ScwXQO* to |2.?W>UMOt Mr. Brundage finally obtained the ground at the lat ter figure. Felix Isman, a local real estate operator, is the Philadelphia member of the syndicate. Ths price paid for the property, which Is in the heart of the city, is unusually low. being at the rate of $6O a square foot. Oiilv a few weeks ago the old BelWue Hotel site was sold to a syndicate for $120 a square foot. BEAR IN WESTCHESTER. Runaxvay Creates Panic Among Bronxville Residents. Residents of Armour Villa Park are aroused! over the appearance of a bear which prowls about the roads at n'arht. frightening pedestrians and scaring horses an 1 cattle. Searching parties have not yet succeeded In meeting him. About a week ago the bear appeared in the rear of Miss Phcebe Clark's home, at the plpa line anl Swaln-ave. He was next seen near the horn*? of A. C. Ortell. in Armour Villa Park. Nothing more was beard of the anima! until William Murty. the station agent. saw him mi Tuesday night, while on hfs way home to supper. The search will be kept up until tha animal is caught, .is th» women and children of the village are thoroughly frightened while tha bear Is at large. DYNAMITE ON TRACK. Union ton: n Woman Risks Life to Thwart Dastardly Plot. IBT TBLJSGRAPH TO THE T«!SrSE.I Unlontown. Perm.. A; ■ '■ 2S.— Mrs. Sadie Lettis. of Lemon*, heard two men In conversation, one having a grievance against th« Fennsylvar.fa Railroad ar.d the other against the street rail way company. They planned to place dynam'to on' both tracks at the same time. One of th* men started toward the track?, and Mrs. Lewis. hoping to thwart their plans, ran out to tha railroad. The men beat her unmercifully, threw her across the track, near the dynamite, and ran away. Mrs. Lewis was unconscious a few mo ments, recovering as she heard a Pennsylvania passenger train approaching, and with a great effort brushed the dynamite aside and escaped with only v. few seconds to spare. The Unlontown police were notified. They found Mrs. Lewis badly beaten, her head se verely cut and both eyes almost swollen shut. Her story was told in a straightforward man ner and the officers believe she speaks tha truth WORK ON BARGE CANAL BEGUN. Sandy Hill. N V . April 25. — The first shovel ful of earth from the $1'U, 000.000 barge canal was removed at Fort Miller, in this township, yesterday afternoon.