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Y ou LXV..N°- 21,351. MAYOR TO GET GAS BILLS IF VETOED, TO HIGGIXS. 'Albany Plans to Put Cheaper Light Up to McClellan. ■ft tt.i -nr\ru TO THE THIBUXT.I Albany. April 30.— The Stevens committee to r.ipht made public the text of four of the five biilF drawn' by it to cover the gas situation. The four bills thus announced cover the sub ject of the local gas situation. The fifth, which provides for the State commission. Is not yet completed, but its fallen: features have al rrady been Bet forth in theKe diepatches. The lour bills to-night made public will be sub mitted to Mayor McClellan for his approval. and this constitutes the main new development in tke situation. This submission to Mayor McClellan i« be lieved by many to be unnecessary, since the preponderance of the evidence, as suppUed by the legal branch of the State government. is that the bills have no concern with the city government and that the provision of the con- Ktitution in respect to this does not apply. But the possibility that the legal question might be raifed has decided the committee, after consultation with the legislative lenders, have its measures submitted to the Mayor. If he *igns them well and good, if he vetoes them, taking a course In line with his action In the Remsen East River gas incident, then they will go to the Governor for signature. C n the theory that the Mayor's signature is un necessary. In other words, the Mayor will have the chance to indicate how much good faith vas impli? d in his gas bill sent to the legislat i v^ EiJlce his particular bill provides for the ran;? reduction i" the rice of gas that the tievens committee provides tor. PILLS TAKE EFFECT ON JULY 1. The bills made public to-night contain no features at variance with what has already b^n forecast in the preliminary ■ ports. The price of gas sold to the city Is fixed by the first measure at 75 cents for 1.000 cubic feet. A second bill fixes the price of electric current eoid to the city at 10 cents a kilowatt hour. A third bill fixes the price for electric current sold to private consumers at the same rate when er.ld for any purpose in the city. The final bill regulates Jhe price of gas in New-York for the private consumer at To cents, the me rate as that for the city, in the boroughs of Manhattan, The Bronx and Kin* except in the Annexed District and Coney Island, and Richmond and Q Ueens boroughs. In the! excepted districts Th- price is Jixed at $1 25 for the ensuing year and then reduced by a graduated scale at the rate of five cents annually until It reaches the rat* of ?1 for each !.<K.iO cubic feet in lflO9. All These bills take effect on July 1 of the present j-rar. The committee has consulted with the Attor ,-*y General in the preparation of the text of all these bills, and that providing for a public service TOmmi'ssion, which has not yet been ,rade public. This last measure, as applying to the whole State, will not be submitted to the Mayor. TEXT OF THE IMPORTANT SECTION. • the reduction of tl • . ;< nd Brooklyn, is accom .. : - ::. which is . to illuminating I N- w-York. and regrulating: the nd the price to :■' : ■ opartnership or ■ - of manufactur dUng illuminating gas in ill not charge or re telv<3 • Lctured, Cumished or ?old of the following ; . mhatun, In the '-, of The Bronx, except th&t portion of , which was annexed t New-York by Chapter 834 of the . . . | f n th<-- F.omugh of Brooklyn, • rtion of the Borough of Brook- Lsland, the sum of .o cents This satne measure makes stringent pro vision? covering: the quality and pressure of the pas at the burner, r:nd provides for the for feiture of SI, OOO to the State for every violation. All attention is notv centred on the probable fatfl of these bills and that providing for a State Commission. That an active lobby will contest the progress of these measures to the very end of their legislative progress is assured, as well as that an appeal will be taken then to the courts to determine their constitutionality. It Is interesting to note, in connection with this that the question of the constitutionality of the cxi?ting law, fixing the price at $1, has never Wr, submitted to the courts for construction. That'thr- bills will be passed Is regarded as un questioned. NIXON RESPONSIBLE FOR PASSAGE. It is known definitely tfiat Speaker Nixon has told the Senate leaders that these bills should be passed in Utit body on Tuesday and that he would be responsible for' their passage by th-? Assembly on Wednesday, rjumors of "graft" and corruption funds have already begun to be beard, despite the fa£t that few legislators out eide of the Ete/rens committee are in town. Any attempt to filibuster on these bills by the r.lr.ority will be met in one of two ways— by 3. fpec^al sestion or by a prolongation of the jTe-r-nt session— and this matter. taken in con nection with the Hooker situation. Is believed to make one of th«?e two courses Inevitable. "IVe are going to do the business we were pent fcere to do," hai been the dictum of Senator Malby. and he. has reaffirmed It to-day. There have b^fn I nunber of conferences of more or 3 A ss importance between the committee and Sen ator Malby and llr. Rogers, majority leader of the Assembly, to-oay. TheS' ire in all probability inertly for odtllxlng the legislative procedure 2nd for acquainting these men who will have to make the fight Tor the bills on the floor with the reasons that bored the committee to rec ommend this line <f action. Charles K. Hughes, counsel for the Sevens committee, has been present at these meetings. * Senator Stevens vas a-sked to-night about the submission of the f»ur bills to Mayor McClellan. arid confirmed the «port that this was the In tention of the comnittee in drafting them. No Mil has yet been drifted which puts the inspec tion of pas meters en the local authorities. This "will probably be included in the State commis sion bill. " PRECLUDES WANTON SEIZURE. Confirmation was secured here to-night for the statement made In these dispatches last night that opportunity, would^e" granted to the NVv-york City Democrats^to'amend the. Mayor's. Wfe.v r biil in sucri'f&ehion as to permit y the city to use for Its municipal lighting purposes as much power as ft could generate Jrom Its water supply, present or future. As\was pointed out last night, this does-mot PermiJ^ine enjoyment of power privileges except ih connfcctlon with vater actually taken for supplying 'the city. This would permit what was apparently asked for In the Mayor's bill, but would also preclude sny wanton seizure solely for power purposes. This one of the Stevens committee recom mendations, thus sustains the objection to the wholesale powers conferred by the Tompkins bill — that is, the Mayor's measure — and at the fame time concedes New-York City's right to use the water taken for its water supply pur- Continued on fourth i>**&. To-day, fair and cooler. To-morrow, fair; fresh west winds. STRIKE PICKET POOH-POOHING FEDERAL INJUNCTION. CAPTAIN A SUICIDE. O/^cpr o/" 55/7?. Infantry First Shot a Lieutenant. Salt Lake City. April 30.— Captain William A. Ralhourn. 29th Infantry, T". S. A., committed suicide at Fort Douglas To-day after making a murderous assault on Lieutenant William H. Point, also of the. 29th Infantry. Point was shot twice by his superior officer, one bullet pene trating the lef;t thiph and another inflicting a deep flesh wound in the right leg. After Ivi.-utennnt Point had fallen. Captain Raibourn tamed his revolver on himsr.lf. send ing a bullet into his head three inches behind his rigrht ear. He died aJmost instantly. Captain Raihourn had been drinking heavily, and the tragedy was an outgrowth of his arrest on Tuesday on a charge of drunkenness. W. A. Kaibourn, who was born In Indiana in *». ro-o from the ranks. He was a private from I*9*. when ho was appointed from the army v a second iloutenant. lie had served as a com missioned officer in the 4th, 10th, 30th and 29th In fantry. Will 11. Toint also served as a private f.,r three from 1893 to 189$, In the Ist Cavalry. He served as a first lieutenant in the Blat lowa In 1898 "». and as a first lieutenant and captain in th« 36th United States Infantry, a volunteer regiment, in IS9»-IM>L He was reappointed as a firs* lieuten ant from lowa in IWI, being- assigned t. the 29th Infantry. EDUCATORS AT HAMPTON. R. C. Ogden Telh Pupils of School About the Wreck. Newport Xev.p. Y a .. April 30.— The Ogden party, whose train was wrecked yesterday at Greenville, S. «.'., while coming Xorth from the Southern Conference for Education, at Colum bia. S. C, arrived at Old Point Comfort to night. R. C. Ogden went to the home of Dr. H. B. Frizzle, principal of the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, whnsp guest h* will be through the commencement exercises of the institution this week. Mr. Ogden addressed the students of the school to-night, and gave an account of the wreck. He said that the members of the party who were injured in the accident were on the road to recovery, and that all of them were doing as well as could be expected. Mr. Ogden is president of the board of trustees of tiv Hampton Institute, and he will present to the students their diplomas and trade certificates on Wednesday. PROFESSOR FARNAM DOING WELL. Greenville, S. C, April Ml— Professor Farnam, of Yale University, and Mrs. Farnam. who were in jured in the -wreck of the Ogden special yesterday morning:, are both resting easy In a sanatorium here. It has not b«>en decided when th<\v will be able to travel, but the attending physicians say it will not he l;eforo Tuesday. Kerehaw, also In jured in the wrecK and detained hens, is doing well. BOWEX "IS WILLIX" Minister to Leave Caracas for Wash ington Monday Xcrt. Washington, April 30. — Secretary Tnfl to-day heard from Herbert W. Bowen, the T'mt<vl States Minister to Venezuela, in response to the Secre tary's dispatch directing him to come to the United States In connection with the ckarjges affecting; Assistant Beer itary I^ooinis, which were reported to the State Department in a per^ sonal letter by Mr. Bowen. The Minister ac knowledges his willingness to come to the United States immediately, .sailing to-morrow, but pre ferred that he be permitted to delay his depart ure from Caracas until the Monday following, go that h<- may have time to settle some matters before leaving. This arrangement will be satis fa< tory to Secretary Taft, and permission was given the Minister to delay bis departure as re quested. It is assumed, therefore, that Mr. . will avail himself of Secretary Taffs per mission. Mr. Loomls, who is Acting Secretary of State, left Washington to-day for New -York City, to be ab* hi until the middle of next week. ARREST FIFTY BOYS. Police Active Against Hoodlums on Sd-ave. Elevated. Captain Ward, of the Alexander-aye. police station, and a squad of policemen made a de termined effort yesterday afternoon to break up the Increasing "hooliganism" on the 3d-ave. elevated railroad on Sunday afternoons. Boys of all ages go by the hundreds to the Bronx parks on Sunday to play ball. They begin to re turn home about 3 p. m. From that on until the last of the migration is over the ordinary passengers have to submit to all manner of an noyances and not Infrequently bad language and insults. A week ago twenty boys were arrested. The example. as Captain Ward supposed, was lost and yesterday fifty; 'of th* young hoodlums were taken from trains.'' . - . Thirty-nine were sent to the Society 'or th* Prevention of Cruelty to Children, being too young to lock up in a. police station. YORK. MONDAY. MAY 1. 1905. -FOURTEEN rAGES.-^fgeVa^ THE TEAMSTERS' STRIKE IX CHICAGO. DISCORD IN 1 NORDLAND. Miss Marie Cahill Quits— "Mr. Herbert. Cruel/ She Says. After an unpleasant Incident on the stage of the Lew Fields Theatre, last Saturday night, the result, so Mias Cahill says, of a series of dis agreements between herself and Victor Herbert, Miss Cahill has left the "It Happened in Nord land" company for good. She- will not open with them in Boston to-night, nor appear with them in any city the remainder of the season, though this means a loss to her, she declares, of $12,000. In Miss Cahill's contract with Lew Field 3lt was stipulated that she was to have the right to interpolate such songr, for herself as she chose, which right she exercised, pinging two songs not written by Mr. Herbert, th« composer of the score. For some weeks, since Mr. Her bert has been conducting the orchestra, the audience have noticed that he leaves the con ductor's chair when Miss Cahill sings these numbers, giving the baton to some one of the musicians. Last Saturday night, in Miss Cahill's first song, the orchestra got out of key and time with her. and when she tried to get them back, "the leader made a remark. She stopped singing and left the stage. The audience applauded to have her come back, and cried "Speech!" She returned and said: "I will try to sing without the orchestra, it Is so intentionally bad." She did sing, and some of the orchestra hissed. This angered the audience, and again they demanded that she explain. She declared that she did not think it fitting to air personal quarrels before ... fiidicnce, and iefi the stave. She met Mr. Fields in the wings and resigned from the company. Yesterday her doctor forbade her to appear again, saying she was on the verge of nervous prostration. Mr. Fields begged her to appear, at least in Boston, but she asked if she could have rehearsals with the man in the orchestra who was to conduct her songs, and, upon this being refused by Victor Herbert, she stuck by her resignation. Last week four different men conducted in her numbers, with none of whom had she had rehearsals. "Mr. Herberfhas been absolutely cruel to me," Miss Cahill pa<d. "I am actually afraid of him. He is a man of strong impulses and passions, and Mr. Fields and all the company are afraid of him, too. I cannot submit to him any longer." Victor Herbert last night paid that Miss Cahill misrepresented the whole situation. He de clared that any of his orchestra are capable of conducting any song, and that the trouble really ar nsf out of a suit he brought against Miss Cahills husband. Daniel V. Arthur, over pay ment on a Bong. He declared he gay« Miss Cahill a "square deal." Lew Fields was also BP«n. and he blamed Miss Cnhill. declaring that her resignation might m^n h<» could not open in Boston Monday, since he : find a Ptar to take her place. Miss Cahill. he said, does not wish to go on th* road; that She Is Ff-lnsh, and has not considered any Interests hut her own. SURPRISE FOR XEWSBOYS. t Children of J. Hooker Hamersley Sing at Lodging House. When the Sunday evening religious services at the Newsboys' Lodgii..; House, at No. 14 New- Chambers-st . closed last night the boys were surprised to find Katharine an.l Gordon Ham ersley, children of the late .T. Hooker Hamersley. singing with them. The children were taken there by their guardian. Mrs. S. Hi Lowrie, who had sent a check last Sat urday to Superintendent Heig especially for the boys at this home. Mr. Hamersley was a regu lar contributor to the Newsboys' Homo fund. SWIMS TO LIBERTY. Hart's Island Prisoner Soon Recapt ured - Back Again. Samuel Woif. n. prisoner on Hart's Island, es caped from the prison there on iaturday by swim ming to city island, s distance of three. miles. He was later captured on the Eastern Boulevard by Bicycle Policeman John Dillon, who bad ■ ha-.-ri battle with him before h- could take him to the rtatlcm. Wolf had a Bailor's knife and endeavored to stab DilMti. The prisoner was committ.--] to Island by JiMs.- Newburger for a burglary committed In Haifem. He manage fa elude the ruardi on Saturday *nd bl<l In n boathouse. Through a hole 1» the floor he crawled into th« water and swan across the bay to a lonesome m ■- Uon of City Island. yesterday Wolf waa sseommitted to Harts isl and GETS $10,000 FOR A SCRATCH. Colorado Woman Recovers for Injury Re ceived in a Bathtub. [BY TKUSanJiVH TO THE TBIBrSi: i Golden Col Apr" 20.— The damage suit brought by Mr. Sarah' A. Stock against the Hl* Five Mining Company of Idaho Springs, was ended to-night by the Jury awarding her JIO.OOn. Mrs. Stock asked ESjDOQ damages because six scratched one knee. n the copper lining of a tub while bathing- in v,« company bathhouse, in Idalw Spring*, which Injury caused blood poisoning. POLICE GUARDING CARAVAN IN STATE-ST. CHICAGO STRIKE GOES ON Unions 'Ask Roosevelt, Dineen and Dunne to Investigate. Chicago, April 30.— Chicago had on working clothes to-day as a result of the teamsters' strike, which to-day failed of spreading and of settlement. From daylight until dark, down town streets were crowded with heavily laden wagons, giving the city a weekday appearance. Believing that the fight now going on for su premacy between the Employers' Association of Chicago and the union teamsters is to be a pro tracted one, business men to-day sought to se cure an extra stock of supplies. Every availa ble team and even one-horse vehicles were brought into use to replenish coalbins and to obtain other material necessary to the transac tion of business. While all tht»se preparations were going on for an emergency, efforts were being made in Mayor Dunnes office, at the City Hall, to bring about a peaceable adjustment of the strike. Early in th« afternoon a committee representing the Employers' Association met Mayor Dunne's peace- committee, consisting of Bishop C. P. Anderson, of the. Episcopal Church; Jenkin Lloyd Jones, of All Souls' Church : Dr. Emil O. Hirsch. of Sinai Temple; Miss Jar.c Addams, of Hull llous*, an.-i Dr. Cornelia De Bey. of Xeigh borhooi House. At the end of this conf ,-s a committee representing the unions met the Mayor's peace committee and went over the en tire strike situation in ar. effort to devise some means to bring about a peaceable ending of the controversy. ""h 4*4 * CM"'". ,-p >>.]. ■■j.v.t^r. of Labor ilso was busy considering the strike situation, but no ac tion was taken to spread the strike to the af filiated unions. Believing that the teamsters are Justified in the fight they are making, the fed eration passed the following resolution: Whereas. The Employers' Association and its allies of this city have declared their deliberate intention to crush out of existence all labor' or ganizations; and. Whereas, In pursuance of this policy said Em ployers' Association and its allies are resorting to every scheme of misrepresentation for the purpose of misleading the public; and, Whereas, The said association has determined at least to refuse all overtures for arbitration into the facts causing tha present industrial conditions; therefore, he it Resolved, That we request President Roose velt, Governor Deneen and Mayor Dunne to in vestigate the existing conditions in Chicago he fore complying with any request made for the use of militia in the city during the present difficulty; and be it further Resolved, That the president of this organi zation be instructed to appoint a committee to lay the facts before President Roosevelt, Gov ernor Deneen and Mayor Dunne, and take such other steps as may be necessary to give effect to these resolutions. The conferences in Mayor Dunne's office lasted six hours, and the peace committee appointed by the Mayor yesterday failed utterly In its efforts to bring about a settlement of the strike. The plan for an armistice of forty-eight hours was rejected by both sides early In the conference, as was also an offer later made hy the representa tives of the labor men, who asked that a com mittee of five citizens be appointed to arbitrate the trouble. After the conferences, which were held in secret, the peace committee issued the following statement: The members of this commission, acting upon request of Mayor Dunne, regret to inform the publi.- that after having heard representatives of both parties to th»-> controversy to-day, no plan was found acc.epn<hln to bring about an ad justment of the difficulty. The representatives of th^ employers refused to accept any commission or moans of arbitra tion which was suggested, while the laboring men de< lared their readiness to acquiesce in the plan of submitting the controversy to persons Commanding the respect and confidence of the community The streets were free from rioting to-d^y. afl no efforts was made to make deliveries to the firms involved. The express companies had several wagons at work in transferring packages from one railroad to another. William and Harry Grady. picture frame manufacturers, were shot early to-day and severely wounded through a misunderstanding. Some time ago these men supplied Montgomery Ward \: Co. with picture frames, but their contract expired several months ago, it <s Bald by th» police that, strike sympathizers who were of the belief that the Qradys were still connected with the Ward company made the attack on the two men. ENLISTING GUA RDS. One Hundred Big Men Sent from Pittsburg to Chicago. [BY TELEGRAPH TO THE TBIIJUNE.I ' Pittsburg, April 30.— The ranklln Detective Agency of Pittsburg: to-day hired one hundred men to go to Chicago to-morrow to act as armed guards in breaking the strike of teamsters there. .-An ad vertisement was inserted in tho Pittsburgh Sunday papers, and fully 500 men applied for the places. It was specified that each roan should be net less than six feel tall and should weigh -'"" pounds or over. Each mail was told there would bo trouble-i n Chi cago, iimi 'Kit if he want- to turn l&ck ther» was still time. The 100 guards will ba* taken to Chicago in a Pullman, train to-morrow knight lnn& armed with Winchesters on getting there, *-«/ BICYCLE AND DEAD RIDER IN POND. Middletown, Conn, April 30.— The body "of. Charles Johnson, his hands clutching the handled of a, bi cycle, was found to-day in Tamearha»Pona? l ' W b.'j C n Is only four feet deep nt the, place, when- t he 1 tody was discovered. Johnson's feet were entangle^ in the wheels of his machine, and It Is probable that while. riding at a rapid rnte alone the road border luk th.. pond hie wheel slipped down the embank '!■•-..i and he was drowned before he could free himself, v-i-v ENTOMBS 13 MINERS Explosion Thought to Have Killed All in Deep Shaft. Wilburtfin, Okla., April Thirteen miners were entombed and probably killed by an explosion early to-day In the Missouri. Kansas and Texas Coal Company's mine near TVllburton. Their bodies may not be recovered for several days. The men went into the shaft at midnight. The foreman of the shift that left the mine at that hour says that the mine was in good condition and a pas explosion was hardly probable. His shift left a shot hanging, and this the new shift may have fired. It is suggested, from the force of the explo- Elon, which could be beard for miles around, and which tore heavy timbers aside and piled tons el dirt into the shaft, that a bad shot had set off some dynamite which had been stored conveniently for work in pushing the entries. The shaft is 350 feel deep. TO TEST MIKE CAGES. Inspector Orders Drastic Measure Because of Accidents. [BY TELEGRAPH TO THE THIBrXE.I Scranton, Perm.. April 30. — To test the safety appliances on mine cages, because of twenty seven deaths recently caused by broken cables when safety "dogs" Hailed to work, Chief In spector Roderick has ordered all deputy In spectors to order the pins drawn from all cages, separating them from the cable attachments. This means that if the "dogs" are not In work »frg dei Mie . ag* will droj> hundreds of feet and demolish itself and the shafting, causing a loss of thousands of dollars. This is the most drastic measure ever prescribed by th* State against the coal operators. HVRT RACIXG WITH AUTO. Motor Ct/clist, in Cloud of D?/.vf. Dashed Into Locomotive. Racing alone behind an automobile, and enveloped in the cloiM ->f dust. Bfaxlmllllan Goetchtos, living at Amsienlam-nve. and MSUI-St . was seriously hurt yesterday at the Mc-rirk Road crossing of tIM Txn(? Island R.ulroad at Sprin;rfl*Md. Queens. The men and women in the .Tit ■•niobil* went on without knowing of the accident Goetchius, with two friends, were on an outing. r.\<u had a motor cycle, and on the way back to the city yesterday afternoon they were overtaken by a. big touring car. in which were six persons. The wheelmen tagged on behind, and the four raced away toward Jamaica. At the Springfield crossing Bonesteil and the automobile di.l not slacken speed and Gootchius. enveloped in the .-hist, and fifty to seventy-five feet behind, saw nothing of th« engine of a train between him and the Hying "auto." and into it he ran. He was burled to one side and sustained injuries which may cause death. The automobile party, knowing nothing of the accident, went on toward Manhattan. DROVE 'AUTO TOO FAST. Alex. Momatt, Said To Be Employed by Frank J. Gould. Arrested. Alex. Mowatt, of No 21S West 6Sth-st_. who said that he was employed by Frank J. Gould, was ar rested last evening, charged with speeding an auto mobile at the rate of twenty miles an hour. He- was later bailed out. and will be arraigned this morning in the "West Side Court. The arrest was made dl rectly in front of Commissioner SsTcAdoo's home. The police* say that there have been many com plaints from residents of the neighborhood of auto mobile speeding, and that a determined effort will be made to stop it. Mowatt said that he had taken Mr. and Mrs. Gould out in the afternoon, and had just left them at their home, and was on his way to the garage at th* time. HYDE'S AUTO" OX FIRE. Burning Waste Ignites Vehicle in Garage Driver Burned. A touring car. the property, it is said, of James Hazen Hyde, vice-president of the Equitable Life Assurance Society, was badly damaged in the garage at No 1,710 Broadway last even ing by fire caused by the accidental ignition of rags with which it was being cleaned. The machine had just been brought to the garage by the driver. Joseph Gerity, who is em ployed by Mr. Hyde. He was cleaning and rub bing it down with waste when. It is said, he accidentally touched the electric sparker. In an instant the rags were In flames and the oil and gasolene soaked sawdust, which covered . the floor to catch such drippings, Ignite*! when Oerity dropped the cloth. The automobile was Immediately enveloped in flumes, and. although Gerttj tried his best to extinguish them, he Bucce«ded only in burning hi« -hands severely. The foreman of the garage turned In ; an alarm. The firemen made short work of the blase. . It was reported that *1.800 damage was done to Mr Hyde's machine, while two other auto mobiles which Stood near suffered son,,- dam age. *>',':.»» fT».. SEND LAWYER TO PROBE EQUITABLE. Colorado Policy-holders Band Together to Have Methods Investigated. [BY rtI.kiOKAPH TO THE THUU 1 Denver^iAprll 30.— Colorado poUeyhotders In the Equitable company have bunded U-K>>ther and will Investigate the. methods of the directors of the F.ijuttable. An attorney representing the Colorado tiolioi .Idem will leave her- next Wednesday lot New- York City, where he will spend two weeks looking into the present status of tha Equitable. PRICE THREE CE^TS. IAKRELL AND REBATES i __ _____ _^_____ KXOWLES GIVES FIGURES. ' ■'- ' — — — — — __ Rumor That Union Pacific I Carry ing Loan from Equitable. In a statement made public last nls;ht, Henry 11. Knowl*s, who. until h; was d&mlssed by President Alexander IBM Thursday, was snp*r visor of agencies for the Equitable Lif-> Assur tnce Society, asserts that Gage E. Tarn*' sec ond vice-president, was guilty of r^batins on a wholesale scale. The real phases of th« work t:i Chicago, for which .Mr. Tart- revive 1 tb9 office of third vice-president of th^» Eatable, were never brought out. says Mr. Knowle^. The Frick eommlttee, beginning to-day, will hold daily sessions. Senator Knnx, counsel to the commute*-, will meet with ir. ani will take a large part in th" examination of wit nesses. Most of the auditing of accounts and, checking up of expenditures has been finished by the committee's accountants, and practically all the sessions will be devoted to the exam ination of witnesses. President Alexander and Gage E. Tarbell. probably, will be called before the commltt~» and asked to substantiate the charges they have made against Mr. Hyde. Th«» charges have been carefully tabulated for the committees reference. Mr. Hyde -will b* asked about tha underwriting syndicates in which, according to the declarations of his opponents, he made il legitimate profits. The report was put In circulation yesterday that the Friek committe* was greatly exercised; over a discovery that the Union Pacific at pres ent was carrying a large loan from the Equita ble, and that Mr Harriman. a dominant influ ence In the Frlck committee, was fearful lest blocks of his securities, which th* Equitable held, would be thrown suddenly on the market to protect the society. A man close to th* Alex ander side had heard nothing about th» loan tn he Union Pacific, and was not inclined to be lieve the report. Mr. Tarbell became a member of Crane, Ctxr ran & Co., In Chicago, says Mr. Knowles in hi* statement, when Mr. Crane had been rnanag-r In that field for fifteen years. The year Mr. Tarb-il entered the firm there had been pro duced in that district about J13.C00.000 si busi ness. Mr. Tarbell's contract In ISS9 was that he was to writ- J1.0«0,ft00 of insurance a year, while his rebates were not to be more than 27 T^ per cent. "He wrote §I.OS2.<V«> of business." says Mr. Knowles, "on an average rebate of 61 per cent." Because of this. Crane & Curran objecte-i to his entering the firm, go*3 on the- statement. At least 60 per ... , of the business lapsed after the first premium. By lSf*O Mr. Tarbell hi.) forced Curran out of the firm. Mr. Knowles says. In that year Tar bell wrote $2,127,000 of business, of which |BS6^ 000 was not accepted, although the agency had gone to various expenses on it. On the $1,291. 000 which was paid for the premiums wer« ?29,9£7 77. the rebates $24,912 6S. The state ment continues: There were flfty-ipur pclicies written in all. and on thirty-seven of these be gave rebates a* fol lows: Seven policyholdcrs sot 75 rer cent rotate seven got 60 per cent rebate; thirteen got r.O per cent reaate; four sot -JO per ront rebate; thn c zot Sper nt rebate; one c->- 30 per c*n? rebate: 004 got 27 per cent rebate, and one got r *r cent re rf^i^^ ?e? c we - r^, written with quarterly premiums ranging; from *211 down to $11 75. These small fel lows, not being posted as to Tarbells m*rhod» r* ceived no rebates; eight of S nof * flfty-i £Vrr£t not to have b*en favorfJ. from the records, with rebates. Eighteen policies were returned toT taken out representing tiS6.*oo insurance. This bu«in«i en the second years premiums lapsed ft) percent being about the same as the larse.l ratio of ! i-' ness written in ISS3. * In December USS, Tarboll wrote four men la Chicapo. whose names can be jriven him if hi* memory is still bad, for SIOO.OV* each, whom •■- save a rebate of 95 Der cent. The managers and agents of the society fe»n« often, at agents* meeting? throughout the coun try, during the last twelve years, hear! Tarboll boast of his wonderful work of one afternoon with, a coterie of men known n-> the Diamon4 Match Company. He stated that he insured foia of ihes<» gentlemen in one afternoon. The facts about this wonderful transaction, aa shown by the records, are: Two of these m»n. brothers, were Insured for $100,000 each and re ceived rebates of H per cent: the other two who bore the same name, receive.! rebates of 75 per cent. The total premiums on these policies were $13. 5??. and the amount paid in notes an. cash was only 15.178 90. A prominent tanker of Milwaukee bought of Tifa wonderful wizard of life Insurance three policies amounting to $K».0O0— two for $25,000 each and on*» for $50,000; the premiums on the three policies beins J3.350 for $1,052. giving an average rebate of 65 per cent; on the two policies an average re'oate was given of £0 per cent, and on the one for $»vy>Oo th« rebate was S- per cent. Another $100,000 on a prominent citizen for a pre mium of $3,110 was sold for $1,000. a rebate showing of 67 per cent. Two policies of J*SOAY> each, premiums amounting to $3,000 on the two, were sold for $750. a rebate of 76 per cent. w Two brothers, prominent bankers of • Milwaukee were soil policies, on© for $100,000. premium $3.00 ft. for which he paid $750. a rebate of 75 per cent, whlla the other brother was sold a policy for $50,000. pre mium $1,225. for J3O>. a rebate of S3 per cent. 8 per cent better than his brother in th* shape of rebate*. His record and his work as a rebater in Chicago left that, field in such a condition that even men of marked ability and integrity have found it up hill work to produce any business on a correct basis. Pr Plerman also made a wonderful reccrd In Chicago on the same basis as Tarbell. but was punished for the same I was sent to Michigan to dismiss Connors, of Detroit, from the service of the society for rebat ing, because the attention of the Insurance Com missioner of Micbisran was called to Connors's re bating, and the Commissioner had demanded of the company that something be dono to stop th» same. Before Connors was working in Michigan he- had been connected with the Kentucky agency, and he claims to have received his education in that par ticular from the methods used and the rebatln? that was being done in that State, with whi<-: fact Tarbell was conversant. PENALTY FOR REBATES DISMISSAL The following extract is from the instructions Is sued by the hqultable Life, and taken from th« Equitable's rat* book, and Is written over the fis nature of Gage E. Tarbell, as second vice-president of the society: "Every agent of this society is forbidden to pay or allow, or ofTer to pay or allow, any rebate of premium In any manner whatsover. directly or in directly. This rule shall apply to any person who solicits or writes an application for the society, whether he be a broker, general a«»- manager, or employed to work for the society m any other capacity. The penalty for the violation of the to-u~ going rule shall be immediate dismissal from th« service of the society. - v.,. E. TARBEU.. ' "Seconii Vtce-presldent.'" Mr Knowles. evidently rankling under th* double indignity of being suspended and rh?n dismissed, asks why Mr. Alexander, after sus pending him on April 14. found it necessary to humiliate him still further by cancelling hU contract on April 27. This, says Mr. Knowle*. was said to have been done because he ha 1 •>- lated the orders of the Frick committee not to discuss th* affairs to <m before th*> investi gating committee. "As I was suspended on April 14 and I was not an officer or agent or manager of the so ciety." said Mr Knowles. "I did not receive any notice of the resolution passed by th* executivo committee, neither did I receive any Instruc tions of any nature whatever from in* Fric!; committee." > He did not know, what the investigating com mittee was doing, neither had he discussed any affairs which he thought would be the subject of investigation. He had simply told what ho knew of the "plot." from his own personal knowledge and statements made to him by Mr. Tar! ■ "Therefore. I consider that the president, n« doubt at the instigation of Tarbell. has again used a subterfuge to try to punish me. says Mr. Knowles, 'for daring to differ from them Hi 'regard to their methods in this controversy." Whether Mr. Hyde voted for his dismissal do«s not concern him In the least, says Mr Knowles. "I know Mr. Hyde to be an honorable man, wh> will perform what he considers to be his duty to the great society founded by his fatr.sr . respective of whom it may bit." •, \i *--