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JtEBUKE FOR GRAND JURY
Had "So Right to Indict Smith* —
Charge Quashed.
The indictment of conspiracy against Mr. and
yir*- J- Morgan Smith was ordered quashed yes
terday * 0 *" Jack of evidence. The conspiracy
charge against the Smiths and Miss Xan Patter
eon w 2 ? the chief means by which the prosecu
tion eought to establish a motive for the murder
c « -Caesar" Young. Judge Foster in the indorse
ment on the indictment wrote:
The minutes of testimony herein before
t£ e grar>d jury discloss no evidence whatever
of conspiracy on the part of these defendants.
■ftje grand jury had no right to find an indict
njer.t when there was no evidence to support it.
The grand jury forgot both the laws and their
«udicsal position, and, feollng that the end justi
ce! the means, indicted the defendants, that
jiey might be brought here by extradition.
judge Foster granted permission to the Dis
trict Attorney to lesubsnit the evidence to the
grand Jury DOW in session. There is now a
cevair.c: against J. Morgan Smith for contempt
of court. Counsel for the Bmltha will move for
the discharge of the defendants on the con-
Eilrtcy charge to-day if the District Attorney
does not suinounce whether or not he will put
cs.se before the Brand Jury again.
Miss Patterson yesterday had only partly re
covered Imrn her collapse after the trial. She
fiect most of the lay in bed. During the day
she received much mail, most of it from cranks.
Her cour.f-1. Mr. Levy, received some tw*nj of
fers by *-" all and t^eeraph of bail for Miss Pat
terser.', rargirig from 000 to 150,000.
When Miss Patterson is finally admitted to
ball a friend of Daniel O'Reilly, a man well
Icnown along upper Broadway, will probably
go on her bond. He has told Mr. O'Reilly that
k» is willing to give any sum up to $50,000.
Tbe general opinion of those connected with
tt» rase la timt Miss Patterson will not be
.Va-.'tted to ball for a considerable time and
thai It win be fixed then at $20,000 or $25,000
At cxy rate It will be several days before ap
plication can be made by her counsel. Mr.
Jerome will not return from Albany until Mon
day and wi - J rot consider her case until then.
' according to present plans Miss Patterson
wlil go to Washington on the first train after
v reiease and stay there until next fall. It is
certain f " e will return to the stage, because
M ar.4 fcfr family are penniless after the long
series cf trials. David Belasco, who was pres
ent' at the trial several times and who has done
much vtfh less promising material, says she
has the rnakir.g of a good actress in her. She
has received offers from many theatrical mana
'gerf. •__■ '
CHURCHILL LOSES SUIT.
His Return to Police Force Is
Blocked by Court.
The Appellate Division of tho Supreme Court
yesterday har.ded down ■ decision affirming the
fllsir.iEsal in 1902 of lice Sergeant James
Churchill, who had been acting captain in sth-
Ft.. and quashing the writ of certlorarl sued out
by him. Commissioner Partridge dismissed
Churchill after a long and exhaustive trial
Justice McLaughlin, who writes the opinion of (
the court, says that the evidence at ChurdfcflTs
trial showed that he failed to close many dens'
of vice in his precinct, that the character and
number of people who resorted to some of them
Indicated •■ is, as well as the practices therein
permitted, and that Churchill"s testimony on
this subject "is Incredible and unworthy of be
lief." The Justice adds:
ency of the police forr° Is the only'
t city like
■ xiftence of vice and the com
rime. It Is the protection which th*
his person and property, and
.ice force if an_
■ bich the relator_
by reason of in
:::ng, by reason of being in
. . to prevent the
- • • • 14 •""■ ■ ctent that the same
.•• 18th Precinct while he
The court would be derelict In
In ■ par as it lies in Its
; rrovai upon the
n officer who hy his inability — to use
rrime to flourish a 6
; inct.
trlaL The evidence
• .'- Commissioner, and
: Think, his order dismissing the
the v.-rit quashed,
nts.
POLICE PARADE TO-DAY.
Medals To Be Presented — Mounted
Squad To Get Banner.
Lei t Insj ■ W. Cortright,
Bt" v.ill 1. iy from the
: reviewing Ft?.nd opposite the
a few blocks
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gets the }'.■ medal
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1 Commissioner McAdoo has
sent.
DINNER OF 7TH REGIMENT.
CoEinemorated Formation of Ist Company
Ninety-nine Years Ago.
The association of former members of the
Ist Compary. with members of Company A,
of the 7th Regiment, gave a dinner last night
at the Hotel Astor to commemorate the forma
tion at midnight ninety-nine years ago of the
Ist Company, which was also the initial com
pany o? this State's National Guard. At mid
r.:ght Colonel Apple ton had his bugler sound the
reveille Just as it had been Bounded nearly a
century ago.
There were present elxty active members of
Company A iind 157 of tlie former members of
the lEt Company. Captain orge A. Shast^y
presided. CVilonel Daniel B. Appleton of the ah
Regiment delivered an address of welcome and
Major Charles E. Lydecker. Major William 11.
Palmer, Captain Henry I. Hayden and Lieuten
ant Paul R. Towne also spoke.
BANKER CLEARED OF ARSON CHARGE.
Chicago. May 5— . .- me >>" Perry, formerly presi
dent of the National Bank of North America, was
to-day acquitted of the charge of setting fire to
tbe Chicago Car and Locomotive Company^ plant
fct Heg-fwlsch. 111., to secure th« insurance money.
The jury waa out only ten minutes. The locomo
tive plant was burned several months ago, while
Idle. Tha National Bank of North America had
'crt the cjur company several hundred thousand
dollars, and Mr. Perry was charged with having
tet Tj* to the plant to recover tho insurance to
meet the claim of his bank. Nothing but circum
stantial evidence was offered by the prosecution.
An Emblem of Purity
that brings in its train all the good things of life.
londondeny
ff [^F" LITHIA WATER. «f
Pure, sparkling, and delicious. Recommended by best
physicians and sold everywhere*
TOBACCO TRUST INQUIRY.
PROBE BY GRAXD JURY.
1
Violating Anti-Trust Law Charged
—H. W. Taft, Federal Counsel.
Tho federal grand jury, it was ascertalne-i
yesterday, has begun an investigation of the
American Tobacco Company, commonly known
as the Tobacco Trust, and a number of sub
sidiary companies. As tho Inquiry is under
the anti-trust law and is instigated by tho
Department of Justice, which has retained emi
nent special counsel as assistant United States
Attorney General, it promises to prove of Im
portance and to be far reaching in its results.
Two or three witnesses have been examined
every day. This was not known t«i any of Ul9
officials In tho Federal Building, and even the
Assistant United States District Attorneys who
were before the federal gTand jury were ig
norant of the proceedings. It was learned
th.it Henry W. Taft, brother of the Secretary
of War, had been appointed a Special Assistant
United States Attorney General to conduct the
Investigation and had as bis assistant Felix
H. Levy.
For the last few days the federal grand jury
haa been examining Edwin F. Hale, the eec
retory of the McAndrewa & Forbes Company,
one of the large subsidiary companies. Mr.
Hale, It was ascertained, had refused to an
swer a number of questions on the ground
that they would tend to incriminate him. and
others on the ground that the answers would
bo too voluminous to be produced at such short
notice. Consequently a presentment cf over
six typewritten pages was handed In to Judge
Larombe of the United States Circuit Court
late yesterday afternoon by the federal grand
Jury, and after argument the court directed
that Hale must answer the questions. The
presentment wUJ not be made public until
Hale's examination is ended. When the grand
jury filed in it was accompanied by Henry W.
Taft and Felix H. Levy. With them were also
John D. Llndsley, DeLancey Nkoll and a law
yer named aPrker. of the firm of Nlcoll, Ana
ble & Lindsay, who are counsel for Edwin F.
Hale.
Hale was also brought in by United States
Marshal Henkel, who had been ordered to pro
duce him, but he was not under arrest. Fore
man Thomas M. Fo'.som then handed a present
ment to the Judge, which contained a list of
questions and answers which Mr. Taft informed
the court Mr. Hale had refused to answer after
appearing In obedience to a subpoena duees
tecum served by the grand Jury and executed by
Marshal Henkel.
"The witness is in court," said Mr. Taft, "and,
following euch procedure, Is willing to retire
wivh tho grand Jury and to answer such ques
tions as aro in the presentment. I would BUg
gest that such procedure be followed.''
Mr. Nlcoll. counsel for Mr. Hale, said that he
had no objection, and the court directed that the
questions be answered. The grand Jury, with
counsel and witness, then retired.
- The arguments disclosed that, acting as As
sistant United States Attorney General and as
sisted by Mr. Levy, Mr. Taft was also conduct
'ir.g an investigation of the American Tobacco
Company and. it Is said, a number of subsidiary
companies. It then leaked out that the head
officers of the subsidiary companies of Novr-
York and In the neighborhood have been ex
amlned Cor some days, only two or three wlt
:nesses being examined each day. Every effort
had been made to koop the inquiry a secret.
Mr. Taft declined to answer questions regard
ing the nature of the investigation beyond an-
Saoundns; it was under the anti-trust law. The
■ tment, he said, would not be made public
until after the examination of the recalcitrant
witness is ended.
Hale was first served with a subpoena on April
L's by a deputy United States marshal under
Marshal Henkel's orders. This subpeena called
for Hale's appearance before the grand Jury on
May 2, at 11 o'clock. On that day he "was re
subpoenaed by United States Marshal Henkel
personally, the subpoena being subpoena duces
tecuin. The United States marshal brought him
and the papers and books called by the subpoena
before the grand Jury.
AFRAID TO TRY LADDER.
Locked-In Men Refuse Help They
Call — Firemen to Rescue.
Because they were afraid to climb down a
ladder from the second story window of the
building at No. 73 Franklin-st., where they had
been locked in, Max Gernshym and A- L. Seellg
man, members of the finn of H. Gernshym fe
Brother, decided to remain in the building all
night. Hundreds of persons gathered while two
tment tried to persuade the men to climb
down the fire escape ladder.
Mr. Gt rnshym and Mr. Seellgniar. found them
selves locked m ai.d telephoned to Police Head
ouarters.
The policemen found the men hanging out of
the window, shouting for help. They told the
m the lire escape ladder. After
. - it was adjusted. Tlwn they
wi-re afraid to to down. Finally they tele
phoned for dinner and stayed in the building.
Truck Mo. * was Bent for, and firemen with a
25-foot ladder brought the men down.
FALLS IN CITY HALL.
John Brown, Veteran, Dies After
Going Through Fhxjr.
John Brown, a veteran of the Civil War, sixty
old, who has been living at Sailor's Snug
Harbor, Staten Island, died last night in a cell
at the Oak-st. police station. It is supposed
death was due to alcoholism.
According to the police, Brown strolled un-
Uy into the City Hail yesterday, where he
•:' > ixxi excavation in the basement. Sev
eral policemen lifted him up, and. us he seemed
to be all right, cent him on his way.
l^ist evening he was found, unable to care
for himself, on the platform of the Brooklyn
Bridge. He was locked up un a charge of ln
tlon Later he was found unconscious In
his cell and died soon afterward.
STUDENTS VISIT ELLIS ISLAUD.
Entertained by Commissioner — Sons of Eli
Escort Settlement Girls.
Professor William Bailey Dnd his party of ten
"theolog's" and thirty academic students, who
ere making a study of social conditions in Man
hattan, yesterday afternoon visited Ellis Island.
Unfortunately the party, which was Increased by
twenty-four young women, who are members of
the sociology class at the University Settlement,
under the guidance of Dr. Hamilton, was unable
to see the Immigration station in full operation.
To make up fur the deficiency, the party was
entertained in the commissioner's office with
speeches and talk? on immigration.
After this they went on an inspection tour. In
every cape the University Settlement girls -were
escorted by the eons of Eli.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SATURDAY. MAY 6. 1905.
THE RATE MAKING POWER
Further Testimony Heard by the
Senate Committee.
"vVashinetnn, ay s,— Professor Meyer, of the
University of Chicago, continued his statement
before the Pf.nnte Committee on Interstate
Commerce to-day. He criticised the Interstate
Commerce Commission, saying all its important
decisions were In the direction of restricting
trade and commerce. If it possessed the power
to fix rates it would be compelled to adopt a
mileage system.
Replying to Senator Newlands, Professor
Meyer said that stock watering had been ben
eficent in many cases. It enabled the tmilding
of roads, and many of the great interests of the
country had been started and built up by
watered Ft nek.
Chairman Elkins asked a number of questions
regarding German roads, and Professor Meyer
replied that Germany could not make preferen
tial rates, and the same thing would happen if
this government fixed ratesw Then nearer
points would have all the advantnees, and be
cause of high grain rates he thought the farms
of the Northwest would be destroyed. In
France, where there are private ownership to a
larff<* extent and government control of rates,
the government paid the roads largo sums of
money.
Senator Cullom asked Professor Meyer regard
ing criticisms of tha Interstate Commerce Com
mission, and the latter said he thought the com
mission was a useful body and had done good
work. It ought not. however, he said, to have
the power of fixing rates, but within its present
limits it could accomplish all that Is necessary.
Answering Senator Foraker, Professor Meyer
said that in all foreign countries, whether the
government owned the roads or fixed the rates,
there were more complaints than In the United
States.
George S. Gardner, of Laurel, Miss., a lum
ber manufacturer, complained about the ad
vance in lumber rates east of the Mississippi
River. He asserted that the advance was due
to a combination of roads. The commission
had made an order that the advanced rate was
unreasonable, and directed Us discontinuance^
The roads refused to comply with the order. He
wanted the commission authorized to fix rates
so that Its orders might be effective. Tho case
was brought before the commission in Febru
ary, 1904, but a decision was not rendered until
a year later, the delay being 1 due to the larga
amount of work before the commission. Ho as
serted that the roads west of the Mississippi
gave a "tap line" allowance, which amounted
to a rebate.
Prank H. Blodgett, of Janesrille, "VHs., en
gaged, In milling, protested against giving the
Interstate Commerce Commission power to fix
rates. He said the country mills, under present
conditions, did not have equal privileges with
the city mills, by reason of the milling in transit
regulations, which privileges, he feared, would
bo abolished if the commission had control of
rates.
John F. Harris, of Chicngo, Interested in ele
vators and the movement of pram for export,
said that no permanent differentials could be
established, as conditions are constantly chang
ing. He was opposed to giving power to the
commission to fix rates, because rates some
times must be changed quickly or business
would stagnate.
W. B. Blddle, third vice-president and traf
flo manager of the Chicago, Rock Island and
Pacific Railroad, replied to complaints made to
the Interstate Commerce Commission by cattle
raisers against the rates of the Santa Fe Rail
road, of which he waa formerly traffic man
ager. It was charged that tlT* rates on cattle
had been advanced since IS9B by a conspiracy
of the, carriers, as a result of which, competi
tion had been eliminated and uijust rates pre
vailed. The witness said the carriers never had
been fairly compensated for carrying cattlo and
that this sort of traffic had not borne Its fair
share of the cost of transportation. He assert
ed that cattle rates are not too hi^h. and most
of them are below the actual cost of service.
Thft railroads, he paid, never had had a chance
to get fair rates for carrying cattle, if for no
other reason than because they had to contend
with the "drive," which was their sharpest
competitor. Cattle are always able to walk,
and when grass and water are plenty the rail
road cannot compete with this method of trans
portation. He called attention to the fact that
stock reaulres tho fastest time of any class of
traffic, and that sven perishable freight trains
and passenger trains have to be sidetracked
to expedite the stock service.
Mr. Biddle said that cattle rates are reason
able In themselves and by comparison with
other rates; that then- Is no combination or
conspiracy on the part of\the roads in conflict
with the law in the adjustment of these rates:
that competition is Still a controlling force and
that a reasonable service Is now being given by
the roads for this business. It was necessary
for managers to confer regarding rates, but
6uch conferences did not mean a combination or
conspiracy.
The committee adjourned until to-morrow.
THE RAILWAY CONGRESS.
Delegates Received at White House
by Vice-Prendent Fairbanks.
Washlntrt'-'n. M n >' s.— After three hours of dis
cussion thia morning tho International R
Congress, which is working In I
journed to the White House, where Vice-President
Fairbanks received the membera In behalf of
dent Roosevelt Receptions were also given to the
delegates by Samuel Bpencer, president of the
Southern Hallway, and Mrs. Bpencer, and
W. M. Grlnnell, of the Illinois Central Ra
and Mrr.. OrinneU.
Ko conclusions resulted from the discussion I
Tho first section cor:- - r3 ° r
cro?stiee: the second and third met and eon-
KldprM hluT power locomotives: the fourth de

STREET RAILWAY FIGHT.
Action to Prevent Interborough
Crossing Washington Bridge.
Bridge Commissioner Best and the Commis
sioner of Public Works of the Borough of The
Bronx have been served with a summons in a
taxpayers 1 suit, instigated, It is said, by the
Union Railway interests, aiming to prevent the
city officials from granting any permits for the
occupancy of streets In The Bronx covered by
the franchise of the New-York City Interbor
ough Railway Company, a Belmont corporation.
It Is understood that an injunction proceeding
will be brought by the Metropolitan interests
in order to prevent the newer company from
laying tracks across the Washington Bridge.
The New-York City Interborough Company
obtained a franchise three years ago for about
forty-three miles of streets in The Bronx. Ail
it lacked In order to go ahead with the work of
laying rails was permission from the State
Railroad Commission. After a long fight in the
courts It practically won its case. The Metro
politan-Union Interests naturally are hostile to
the. Interborough. and it is assumed that the
taxpayers' action is Inspired by them. Bridge
Commissioner Best turned the summons over to
the Corporation Counsel's office.
MERGER OF TWO MICHIGAN ROADS.
Negotiations are pending, it was admitted yes
terday In authoritative quarters, which are expect
ed to result In the near future in the merger of the
Detroit Southern Railroad, which was bid in on
Monday by the bondholders' committee, and the
Ann Arbor Railroad, which was purchased re
cently from the Gould interests by the banking
firm of Rudolph Kleybolta & Co. The consolidated
system will probably be known as the Ann Arbor
Railroad Oon»aa*. ,s "^ _ - —---_-
ARMY AND NAVY NEWS.
[FROM THE TRIBUNE BUREAU-.]
Washington, May 5.
LATEST BATTLESHIP DESIGNS.-The naval
board on construction Is hard at work en the plans
for the 1906 battleships, those authorised by tne
late session of Congress. Several tentative designs
have been submitted from various sources, incor
porating ideas of certain experts. There Is noth
ing radical in the designs themselves as so far de
veloped. in the machinery the new battleships will
practically be duplicates of those now under con
struction. There may be some changes in minor
details, as is the case on all vessels. There will
be no Important change, such as that represented
in the motive power of the turbine driven scouts.
The principal change in the new battleships will be
in the armament, It remains to be decided, how
ever, whether the latest plan of using only the
heaviest guns and abandoning the medium calibre
ordnance- will be adopted by the brard. It is some
what a question of construction. The use of 12-inch
guns exclusively, instead of anything between that
calibre and the lightest type of secondary battery,
naturally involves questions in a structural way.
including the storage of ammunition and the hand
ling of powder and projectiles. It is to this prob
lem that the naval experts are at present applying
themselves.
DEFENCES OF NEW YORK.— The army signal
officers, who have charge of the system of nre
control installation, will next equip the coast de
fence works at Forts Hamilton. Sehuyler, Wads
worth and Totten in the New York artillery district.
For several months this equipment has been placed
In position in the. three artillery districts of Balti
more, on thp Potomac and Hampton Roads, which
will be the scene of the Joint army and navy
exerclßes in June. A large amount of money has
been expended in that direction and the Installation
Is regarded us complete In every respect. It in
cludes telephonic connection, searchlight equipment,
the laying of cables between the forts, the installa
tion of wlrelfHS telegraph apparatus, the furnishing
of tho mysterious teleautograph. While this prep
aration has been made for the Joint exercises in
June, the work has taken on a permanent character
and win serve as thf equipment of those districts,
putting them in readiness for warfare.
MAJOR CARRINGTON'S CASE.— The army
paymaster who has been paying Major Frank De
U Carrington of tha infantry arm since his arrest
by civilian authorities in Manila and trial on the
charge of embezzlement, will los« the meney.
It has been decided by tho Treasury Department
officials that Carrington must be regarded as off
the. army payroll from the day when he was turned
over to the civil authorities for trial. It has been
supposed that he was still In the army until he was
dismissed; and since his trial by civil authorities, by
which he was Fentencrd to a t«rrn of Imprisonment
more than eqcal to the remainder of his natural
life, Major Carrington has be«»n ordered bef-ire a
military court. The complication in the case is that
he is blocking promotion In his arm of the service.
Under the decision of the Treasury Department
Carrington was not entitled to pay from the tlm«
tho civil authorities took charge, of him. notwith
standing the fact that since then he haa been de
fending himself In a trial by court martial. In which
attitude it has been considered hitherto that an
army offloer was on duty.
FERMITS TO GO ABROAD.— lJeutenant "William
H. Monroe, of tho 66th Company of Coast Artil
lery, on duty at Fort "Wadsworth, New-York, re
cently asked authority to visit Bermuda and the
West Indies. It has been held by the War De
partment that as Canada and Mexico are not "be
yond the eoas," it is not necessary for officers to
obtain permission from the department to visit
those countries. It is a.so held that officers may
visit Porto Rico and Hawaii without permission
from the department, as tho«e Islands are part of
the United States; but when an officer desires to
visit any foreign country and the Journey thereto
Involves travel by sea, the offloer should flist ob
tain tho permission of tho War Department, as
contemplated by the regulations.
ORDERS ISSUED.— The following army and navy
orders have been Issued:
ARMY.
Contract Surgeon HAROLD D. CORBtTSrE'R. from Fort
Mansfield, to home, at Elmirn. anl report to surgeon
general for annulment of contract.
First Lieutenant HENRY M. BAN'KHEAX». 20th In
fantry, to N«w-Y.orts City a« a«*lstant recruiting 1 of
ficer, until arrival of 'J>\i\ Infantry.
NAVY.
Lieutenant L. C. RERTOLETTE. detached Xaval Acad
emy; to ths Atlanta.
Lieutenant A. J. HEPBURN, detached naval training
station. San Francisco; to the Alt-atrofS.
Midshipman J. M. POGL£. detached the Brooklyn; to th»
Dstrolt.
Passed Assistant Surr«on J. 3L BRISTEK. detached
Navp.l Hospital, Philadelphia; to the Atlanta.
MOVHMENTS OF NAVAL VESSELS.— The fol
lowlogr movements of vessels have been reported to
the Navy Department :
ARRIVED.
May -4 — The Whittle, at Norfolk; the Maine, the Missouri,
the Kentucky, the Alabama, the Kearsarge, the lowa
and the Massachusetts passed Key West; the Chi
cago, the Petrel, the Paul Jones and the Saturn at
Santa Cruz; the Morris at Sac Harbor; the Hercules
at Key 'West.
Hay -The Cafsar at Hampton Roads.
BAILED.
May — The Pennsylvania from Newport Naws for
Culebra; the Whlpple from Hampton Roads for Nor
folk; the Chicago, the Petrel, tha Paul Jones and the
Saturn from Monterey for Santa Cruz; the Culgoa
from Tortugaa foe Hampton Roads; the Iroquols from
Honolulu for Midway; the Newport from San Juan
fur Fajardo.
May s—Tho5 — Tho Chattanooga from Sanchez for Fajardo; the
Baltimore ami ..he Raleigh from Cavlte for Shanghai
the. Truxtun from San Juan for Santo Domingo City.
ANNAPOLIS GRADUATE IS GUILTY.
Grandson of a Rear Admiral Convicted of
Defrauding a Hotel.
Alfred C. Owen, a graduate of Annapolis, who left
the naval service In 1908, was found guilty in tha
Court of Special Sessions yesterday of defrauding
the Hotel Buckingham out of $35, the amount of his
bill there. Upon his statement that his relatives
would settle it if communicated with, the Justices
remanded him until Monday, and placed his case in
the hands of a probation officer for investigation.
Owen, who is a young man of prepow lng ap
pearance, gained notoriety last summer when be
was arrested In the Fifth-five. Hotel, charged with
passing a check signed with the name of Stephen
13. Elkins. jr., son of the West Virginia Senator.
That case went no further than the police courts.
Owen is the grandson of the late Rear Admiral
Queen. He waa born in Brazil while hia father wu*
there In the United States Naval service.
GREET MR. BRANDEGEE.
One Candidate Says Choice Broke
the State Machine.
Hartford, Conn.. May s.— The choice early to
day of Congressman Frank B. Brandegee, of
New-London, representing tho 3d Connecticut
District, to be the Republican candidate for
United States Senator to succeed the lata
Orvllla 11. Platt came at the end of a continu
ous series of balloting in a session which lasted
exactly twelve hours, and was at once made
unanimous.
State Senator Paige, of Bridgeport, who waa
himself a candidate in the caucus, said to-day:
"You may put it down that the greatest feature
of the caucus, apart from recognising tho un
deniable ability and the deserts of Congressman
Brandegee. Is that It has smashed the machine
that has "hogged It' over this State for many
years. There will be another machine, but It
will not 'hog' things as its precedeßsor has done.
It will give a fair division of the offices accord
ing to locality."
Asked If the headquarters of the new machine,
would be in Bridgeport, the reply of Mr. Paige
was, "We'll be there."
Congressman Frank B. Brandegee was born In
New-London, July S. 1564. He was educated at
Yale and admitted to the bar In IMS, and the
same year represented his native town In th**
legislature. The year following he was elected
Corporation Counsel of New-Lonc;on. and held
the place for several terms. He wan in the leg
islature again in 1599. and was chosen Speaker
of the House. In 1903 ha was elected to Con-
Kresa to fill the unexplred term of Congress
man Russell, of the 3d District, and was re
elected for the full term in 1904. lie Is a mem
ber of the law firm of Braniegee, Noyes &
Brandegee, of New- London.
THIS MILLER IS DISCHARGED.
Samuel Winneld Miller, the Cedar Rapids (Iowa),
farmer, who, after arrest, voluntarily came to this
city to prove that he was not connected with the
fIO.OOO bend theft in 1878 from the Manhattan Bank,
was discharged yesterday by Commissioner Shields.
A similarity of names caused his arrest.
He was taken before Judge Adams In the Circuit
Court on an Indictment charging him with com
plicity In the bond deal. -but was allowed to go or
bla own reoognixancc
Children's Shoes.
Infants' Tan Shoes, button or lace, spring heels
for first walking ; sizes 4to 8 $*'35
" The Best Orthopedic," Russia calf button ;
Infants' sizes, 2 to 7, without spring heels,
$1.25 ; with heavier soles and light spring
heels; sizes 5 to 8 $i-75
Russia Ca/f,button or lace. for Boys or Girls.heavy
extension soles, a thoroughly well made
shoe; sizes 8 to 10^, $2.00; 11 to 2.
$2.50; 2% to 4 $3.25
White Canvas Shoes for Infants,Chlldren,Misses
and Boys. Infants' sizes, without spring
heels ; 3 to 7, $1.00. Children's, with
first spring heel and walking soles; 4 to 8,
$1.35. Misses' or Boys', button or lace ;
8 to \o*4. $2- 00; 11 to 2 $250
White Buckskin Shoes and Oxford Ties Jn full
assortment Infants', from 3, to Misses' or
Boys', size 2.
60-62 West 23d Street.
Saturday's Special Sale 3£2g
Men's Serge Suits, «12.50
Two hundred Men's blue serge Suits, half lined, single
and double breasted Sacks. Just the ideal Suit for town
and country wear; value $20, $18, $15. Special, $12.50.
Direct importation of feather weight Soft Hats: colors
— Castor, Pearl, Belgian Nutria, and Black. Univer
sally sold for $4. Special, $2.50.
THREE STORES
BROADWAY
AT 3 1ST ST.,
New York
FULTON ST. AT
FLATBCSH AY.
BROADWAY AT
BEDFORD AY,
Brooklyn
Indian Crepe Underwear, 50c.
100 dozen Indian Domestic Crepe Underwear — cannot
be distinguished from the imported Crepe de Saute Un
derwear that usually sells at $1.50. Shirts — Half sleeves
and sleeveless; Drawers — Regular and knee length.
Special price, 50c«
Smith Gray (& Co.
If we didn't buy woolens in the great quantities we do, if we didn't
turn out suits in a hundred-a-day volumes and do every bit of work right
here in our own building, the suit we- now tailor to your measure for $20
would cost you nearer $40.
For a postal you can have style book and samples.
ARNHEIM
Broadway and 9th St.
TOOT! TOOT! CHO! BBAAHI
I -
Brave Police Chase Steer on Engine
—Butcher Does Trick.
A two mile chase In a locomotive after a -wild
steer through Jersey City yesterday morning: kept
the Lafayette District there thoroughly alert
dodging one or the other. The steer, a Texan long
horn. escaped from the abattoir at Jersey-aye. and
Johnson-aye. early In the morning.
By the time the steer reached Communlpaw-ave.
all the reserves from the Communlpaw-ave. station
were la discreet pursuit. Three patrolmen and a
detective gallantly pursued in a patrol wagon at
the distance of half a mile or so, and the others
strung out behind in a "let me get at him. hold
me tighter" sort of way.
Finally Mounted Patrolman Connelly rode along
side the beast and emptied his revolver. flMn< the
street and the surrounding houses with lead. Tha
steer had it all his own way for the next fifteen
minutes until he reached the railroad running 1
from the National Docks to Black Torn Island.
Neither patrol wagon nor horse could follow him
along the railroad, so Detective Holtlc and Patrol
man Martin lumped into a switching engine ana
started the chase afresh. After n. two mile chase
the locomotive caught up with the steer and tha
police emptied their revolvers into him. A butcher
was then called up and Ilnlshed the steer with his
knife.
LA FOLLETTE RUSE WON.
Senators Did Not Want Him on
Railroad Rate Commission.
[BY TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIB"MB. I
Madison. Wis.. May Governor La Folletta
made a characteristic move by which he won an
Important point in his fight for a railroad rate
bill The Senate Railroad Committee was fight
ing over a compromise bill, the conservatives for
an elective rate commission and the La toilette
men for an appointive body.
There was no apparent chance of an agree
mAnt until La Folletts allowed the threat to
Sich Jhe conservatives that if an elective com
mission were decided on he would resign as Gov
ernor and Senator-elect and become a candidate
for the head of the Bate Commission An agree
ment on an appointive commission fol owed, and
the question now goes to the Senate itself.
NAVY PAYMASTER GOES INSANE.
Causes Panic on Train by Attacking: the
Conductor.
IBT T*L*ORAPH TO THE TRIBUNE.)
Chicago. May 5.— W. West, a paymaster in
the United States Navy, caused a panic among
passengers on an Incoming Chicago. Mllwavltee
and St. Paul train this morning Fifty miles
from Chicago West became, violently insane
and attacked the conductor, who tried to quiet
him. With the assistance of other trainmen
the "man was subdued.
West wax stationed at Manila, and was re
turning to his home in New-York City on ex
tended leave of absence because of 111 health.
On arrival at the Union Station Wast was
taken to a police station and notice sent to the
military authorities at Fort Sheridan. He will
be held lor examination a* to his mental con
dition,
Tourists' Hats, $2.50.
White
Rose
CEYLON TEA
Don't buy teas haphazard or
take substitutes. Ask your
grocer for White Rose Tea, in
sist on having it and you -will
get the purest, cleanest, highest
grade tea on the market. It is
prepared and packed right where
it is grown, and retains its
strength and aroma until used.
One quality — the beat. Black, Mixed
or Natural Green in sealed foil packages
only.
Large package 30 cents, generous trial
package 10 cents.
GLORIAS
(SILK AND WORSTED.)
" Rain Will Neither Wet Nor Snot Thin."
fa Standard and /*«*•« Colon.
S'.rlpci, Platda and Chech:
• Sold in all leading stores by the
yard as well as in made-up Travel
ing Coats, Automobile. Rain and
Dust-Proof Garments.
LOOK ran tmc stamp
CARPET 00 "
CLEANSING teubm*
COSIPRB33ZD Tillai L>.
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