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HYDE COMPLAINT SERVED.I
tffARGES A CONSPIRACY.
'Says Mr. Alexander Plotted to Get
Control of Stock.
jair-es H- Hyde In his long expected com
i Ist which was served on James W. Alexan
*'' cS r\y last night in the suit seeking his re
,v-a! fro" 1 the Hyde trusteeship, says that the
_ Jjjjlafflffl polieyholders' committee was partly
aiittd by Mr. Alexander, and that Mr. Crim
". {.js declared openly that Frank Platt, the
"^•j-ittee'? counsel, was working for Mr. Alex-
Mr BS& e charges Mr. Alexander and Gage E.
* w ith conspiracy- to oust him and dis
franchise his stock.
\ reply to the complaint issued late last night
' ver the signatures of "William B. Hornblower,
Adrian H. Joline. William N. Cohen and Charles
E Hugh??. saS'S that the charges that Mr. Alex
ander has committed any breach of trust are
••utterly baseless" and that the charge of a con-
V^iracy is "utterly groundless."
There I* 5 not a word of truth in the state
;jr Pnt . - vaid Mr. Platt last night. "Neither is
th»r? in the Btatenient that I have been working
for Mr. Alexander."
In conversation with a Tribune correspond
ent over the telephone, at Stamford, Conn., last
tight. John D. Crimmins said:
' «it looks to me as If Mr. Alexander has been at
least partly financing the policyholders* commit
tee itis a fact that pome of the members of the
committee volunteered to pay their own ex
-v,r. s p5:. They were informed by Frank Platt
t j., o h tvouM not be necessary for them to do
so. Mr. Platt said the expenses were provided
for. I don't believe that anybody disputes that
Mr. Platt has been working for James .V. Alex
ander. Mr. Alexander has beer, represented by
the law Una of Alexander & Colby, one of the
jnember.s of which is Is son. I believe it is
generally known and admitted that Mr. Platr
has been retained to assist this firm."
It was raid yesterday that the Equitable had
Vught only $13,000,000 of securities from the
eight underwriting syndicates, as compared with
gZl&OOG.OOO of other securities bought by the
Equitable in the same period. It was likewise
eswrted that the- Mutual Lifo had bought more
cf the syndicate's securities than had the Equi
1
ALCXANPER AND TARBEL.L TO RESIGN'?
A nian in touch with the Investigations of the
Frick committee and Superintendent Hendricks
eai-1 that Mr. Alexander and Mr. Tarbeli would
resign on the publication of Ihe two reports to
escape their removal at the n^xt annual meet
ing. Arranc^m^nts have been made, it is said,
whereby^ the Flick committee ' will have -the
benefit of Superintendent Hondrickss report in
time, if need be, for the directors' meeting on
May :n.
tnpJalnt, says also that h<»
} erned in unwriting se
< f which the Equlta-
I under has not
f 5 th>- Bypdicate trans
;. ' . 1 : ■ Associates in
Is, first series.
v - he was in
iir.e. and that sharing in the
Kiered to Mr. Alexander. Mr. Alexan
':■■ the aliot
; r Hyde, author
the Issue of the
till being 1 Europe.
;:s CONSPIRACY.
Mr. Alexander maM
" I the statement that the de
• i In th< se transac
.: . . ■■■• realise its true nature,
stance Is 1 - received and col
: ■ ■ - ■ - that the alleged
: y cliarK'-s have impaired
; .Mr. Hyde and the Equlta-
I I the orgai Isation and are di-
I • Mr. Alexander's conspiracy
• ly In attempting for his own
the value of the prop

Mr. Hyde, with William H. Mclntyre. Annie
F. Hyde and Mary B. Ripley, two co-plaintiffs
for an accounting from Mr. Alexander and for
his removal from his trusteeship. After re
frrrin? to Mr. Alexander's alleged circulation
of th<"' !!><-rmr!aJ attacking him, Mr. Hyde
tell? of an alleged conference with Mr. Alex
ander, in which the latter coupled demands
that Mr. Hyde Immediately relinquish control
cf the Equitable with "threats- of exposure and
CReged improprieties, and impressed on him
that th^ movement against him personally had
been so effectively organized as to be resistless.
Each ihr^ats were followed by the circulation
Bad publication of false and defamatory charges
affecting him, says Mr.- Hyde.
Mr. Hyde and his co-plaintiffs say that none
*• the fifty-two directors, excepting the officers
Who signed the memorial, were aware either of
the attempt to force Mr. Hyde out or of the
Charges made against him. They also say that
Signatures to tho petition were obtained by mis
representation.
MR HYDE'S COMPLAINT.
n 1 lali I further says:
The plaintiffs are Informed and believe that to
drive Jarr.'-s Haxen Hyde from his position as nrst
vice-president of the society. and thus more readily
disfranchise the stock and «eixe control of the
cs-M-ts treed from the rights of the stock, the de
fendant and his co-conspirators and their agents.
circulated false ami defamatory statements reflect
"■•g on thn honesty of the administration of Mr.
Hvd<- in his oflicial position, ;ill of. which charges
thf- defendant knew to bo untrue. Among- such
false, libellous a.nd defamatory charges were the
"That J;i:vies Har.cn Hyde had given a masked
or fancy oress ball, all or part of the expenses of
Which had be:-n churned against and paid by tho
Equitable Society, and that at ICh ball th' : were
Improper and scandalous occurrences, such as the
dancing r>f a cancan on (ha dining table.
"That James Hazen Hydo bad improperly boon
«on<-*.riif<l In financial rations alotte or with
others, and with which Mr. Alexander was not
concernc-d, or of the rharafKr of which ho was
taorant, and that th.- Kqultablu Society had in
M»e w.-iy suffered loss or Injury through such
transactions.
"That James Hazen IfyJe had been in some way
cor.cf-rn* d in or connected with the promotion of
rrop*rti.-s or securities of th*» United States Ship
'j'.Mjn)? Company, or that tho Equitable Society
Of on* of Its subsidiary companies had become in
volved in such transactions by reason of the eon-
J".ect'on of James liazen Hyde therewith."
DEMAL OF MASKED BALL, CHARGES.
AH of said charges are to the knowledge Of
Jfcr;-,fS Hazen Hyde, ,mi as the other plaintiffs
«r.j Informed and believe, false and untrue, the
fact* beiriK as follows:
Mr. Hyde never at any time gave a mask or fancy
<lr«-«s l,a!l or any other ball, of which the expends
Or any part thereof were directly or Indirectly
Charged to or paid by the Equitable Society, or
'■'!.»-rvnse than out of his private and personal
v.f-hr.y. Nor were there any roper or scan
dalous occurrences, nor any cancan danced. The
kali was in all respects a dignified and artistic
tn'fTtairjment, as defendant well knew. Th< bail
Occurred on January 31, lonsr after the preparation
and circulation of memorials (exhibits C and D),
fend three days beforo the conference of February
* IKS. between defendant and Mr. Hyde, to which
th< latt'-r had be«n summoned, and the false and
defamatory statements were puMished ' m
mediau-!y before the raemorials were presented to
JM board of directors of the Equitable Society on
February 3, 1&05. to influence the action of the
board.
THE SYNDICATE OPERATIONS.
James Hesen Hyde ha« never been Improperly
concerned in any flnanclal operation to the injury
or disadvantage of the Eouitable society or at its
fliense. He ha« never been concerned In any
financial transaction whatever In underwriting the
securities port of an Issue of which the Equitable
eociety naa afterward purchased, except in casea
in which the defendant ha« Invariably been equally
Interested with him and has shared equally with
him la the gains and losses of such transactions.
C«nluned on fi«eond p&St»
To-day, fair.
To-morrow, fair; variable wind*.
MEN ASKED BY COMMISSIONER M'ADOO TO AID HIM IX MAKING PROMOTIONS IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.
DAVID M'CXT-RE. ST. CLATR M'KEMVAY. COLONKT, nEORGE R. COMMISSIONER WILLIAM M'ADOO. MORRIS K. TESVTP. AUSTEN G. FOX. INSPECTOR OORTRIGHT.
DYER. (Copyright. 19U3, by Pirte MacDunald.) (Copyright. 1»"4. by Alman
& Co.)
MR. M'ADOO SEEKS ADVICE
FIVE PROMOTION AIDS.
New Plan to Select Good Officers in
Police Force.
Commissioner McAdoo hns asked Colonel
George R. Dyer. Austen «;. Fox, David McClure,
Morris K. Jesup and St. Clair McKelway to aid
him In selecting men for promotion to fill th>?
vacancies created by the recent wholesale re
tirements of officers of the police force. Chief
Inspector Cortright and William Howell, the
Commissioner's secretary, will act with the com
mittee. All the evidence thstt Mr. McAdoo can
obtain about th« men who are eligible for pro
motion will be idnced before the committee, the.
Commissioner reserving the final right of selec
tion and appointment..
This is tho first time in the history of the
Police Department that such a request hns ben;
made of prominent men of the city by the head
of the department. Mr. McAdoo selected as
members of his advisory committee men who
are not active in political organizations, it is
paid, to emphasize his warning of a few- days
apro that ho would not promote any policemen
who sought to use political influence In his
letter to members of the. committee Mr. McAdoo
say? in part:
I am confronted with the duty, within the
limitations fixed by the Civil Service law, of fill
ing four vacancies in the grade of Inspector,
seventeen in the of 'captain and forty
seven in the grade of sergeant of police, which
is the largest number of vacancies that has ex
isted at one time in the history of the ,;
mem. It is absolutely essential, in my judg
ment, for the best interest of th- police and the
public that these promotions, so far as I am al
lowed discretion by law, shall be made in such
manner as to demonstrate their fairness «nG im
partiality, and that those promoted shall owe
their elevation solely to merit. Th-- effe i on
the r»olice themselves of an impartial and un
biased selection, bused en merit and fitness, will
ho most excellent.
I write, therefore, to beg- of you, in the in
terests of good citizenship and the Increased
efficiency of this force, to ask if you will not co
operate with me as part of an advisory com
mittee In making these selections. You will
have placed before you all the evidence in my
possession with regard to the men to lie selected,
and will be given full and extended opportunity,
without reserve, to examine into the character
and fitness of the candidates.
As the eligible lists for some of the grades are
very small or practically exhausted, I have or
dered new lists made by the Civil Service Com
mission, and, in the interim, it Is my intention,
in most of the cases, .'it least, to appoint acting
officers from the lower to the higher grades,
thus giving them an opportunity, as it were, of
proving themselves. I would expect the com
mittee, In making these assignments, to ad\ ise
me in the final promotion from the eligible list,
which will then be before the department.
I know of no fiervi'-e that you can render to
the city of New-York higher than this, which
may mark a new era in police administration.
I do not think that the time required of you will
be so extensive as to interfere seriously with
your business or other engagements. In the
end, the selections, of course, by law, rest with
me, and you need have no fear that I will peck
to evade the full responsibility.
One limitation that Mr. McAdoo and his com
mittee will encounter is the preferment which
the law gives to a war vet-ran over all other
eligible candidate? for promotion, but the num
ber of such veterans in the police force now is
small. The Commissioner can pass over men
not veterans who are high on the eligible lists.
After a name has been passed by the Commis
sioner three times, it is then dropped from the
list, but if he bo desires the Commissioner may,
at any time, ask the Civil Service Commission
to certify the same name again. This was done
in many instances In General Greene's ad
ministration
Police Commissioner McAdoo, accompanied by
bis secretary Mr. Howell, and Deputy Commis
sioner Lindsley, left the city last night for sev
eral days. Mr. McAdoo said they were going
where there are no railroads and no mails de
livered, for a few days' recreation. He refused
to name his destination.
"KILTIES' TO HIS AID.
Form 1 1 ol lore Square and Hold
Croud Bad: from Injured Man.
Just after returning to tb« ir temporary quar
ters In the 21M Regiment Aimory, at Broadway
and 66th-st., last night word was brought to tho
Mst Regiment Highlanders, Canadian Militia,
that an accident had happened in Broadway.
Quick as a Sash the command to fall
in was given and on the double quick the
Highlanders moved into the street. They found
a big crowd around the prostrate form of a
man almost smothering him, despite the efforts
of the police. The Highlanders formed a hollow
square about the injured innn and kept the
formation until I)r. Vandeveer arrived from
Roosevelt Hospital and dressed the wounds of
th.- patient.
The Injured man was David Jairs. of No. 202
End-aye. He had fallen in alighting from
a car and lost four toes under the wheels.
HAPPY HUNTING GROUNDS IN PAEK.
Poachers Make Merry in Zoological Society
Preserve — One Caught, Fined $1.
Herman CrumpulS, a German baker, living in 9:':
ave., was arraign* i yesterday i fore Magistrate
McAvoy In the Harlem Court, charged with shoot
lag song birds In The Bran* : '■ rk, and lined only $1.
As his rifle and cartridges v. • re returned to him by
Magistrate McAvoy. the baker Jauntily remarked:
"This is all right. I'll come up here again for a.
dollar."
For months the New-Tort Zoological Park has
b< en the happy hunting ground of poachers. Snares
for rabbits are found daily, and two years ago the
poachers slaughtered the squirrels In the park in
a wholesale manner, but the regular police force
made no arrests. A month apo the society offered
reward* ranging from $20 to ISO for the conviction
of any of these poachers. On Wednesday one or the
special police of the park caught Qrumpuls shoot-
Ing robblns. Ho had ilted several shots when ar
rested.
GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD AND WASH
INGTON.
Special tour via Peniwylv^lk • Ral^oad,_May • CT.
Carriage drive over famous battlefield Pr.nclp.jl
points of Interest In Wa*hlna;ton Rate/ |22, coverj
iiecessary expenses. Consult ticket a«e«»ts.-.adrt.
NEW- YORK. SATURDAY. MAY' 13. 1905. -SIXTEEN rAGES.-, Th e c^r A r 11 MM 1 *
INTERESTING XEWS ON INSIDE PAGES.
The division of the Russian fleet into squadrons for the coming battle, and the plan of
the Japanese to besiege Vladivostok. Page 2.
Samuel S. Shubert and Max Stettheimer, of N«w-York, died from injuries received
in the railroad wreck at Harnsburg. The death list numbered twenty-two. Page 3.
Further particulars of the disaster at Snyder, Okla. Page 3.
The Rapid Transit Commission decided to leave 34th-st. for an independent crosstown
railway or a moving platform. Page 3.
The Rev. Dr. Theodore L. Cuyler, at the Protestant Episcopal Church Congress in
Brooklyn, protested against calling Bible characters myths. Page 5.
Frank P. Sargent, Commissioner General of Immigration, has a plan to distribute im
migrants throughout the country. Page 7.
Miss Nan Patterson was freed on her own recognizance. Page 11.
Railroad rate differentials, the practices which President Roosevelt seeks to prevent.
Page 8.
STAMPEDE OF MUSTANGS.
North, East, South and West Thun
ders Frightened Drove.
A few minutes before midnight the telephone ser
geant ;it Police Headquartera heard the "howler"
on one of his wires. Th r - "howler" is used only on
urgent occasions.
"Say. there, Police Headquartera," roared a man
at the other end. "There'.s to pay up here.
Somebody's let a carload of mustangs loose, and
they're running all over ir,e 22<1 Precinct."
: carloads of mustangs had been delivered
to a horse dealer, and were being taken i" a
var-ant lot nt West GOth-st. Mustangs fresh from
the V.*< st will folio,-,- a trained leader like pheep,
and with a trained horse at their bead they were
going alon^r peacefully when hoodlums began pelt-
Ing them with tin cans and stones.
The result was ;l stampede. Most of th^ horses
ran up Riverside I>rive to Sith-st., and then 1 i"i "k • -
a thundering troop of cavalry east to Central
Park West. All but ten turned south In CentraJ
Park West. The ten wi nt on to Harlem, and were
heard of as far north as the Harlem River. Th
hulk of the drove went rushing aown Centra! Park
West, and. dividing as if train--.!, encircled the
Columbus monument. < >no lot went on down Bth
av.\, and Beveral ran over toward Broadway.
From midnight on policemen began to report
them from all over th'^ West Bide precincts, with
nuw and then one or two of them captured.
LYNCHING IN MISSOURI.
Negro Had Robbed an Assemblyman
by Duress.
Cairo, 111., May 12.— Tom Witherspoon, a
neirro, charge I with robbing Assemblyman
Fred Hess by duress, to-night was taken from
officers at Belmont, Mo., and lynched by a mob
of several hundred persons, who hanged the
negro in tho public square.
A negTO to-day vent to the home of Fred
Hess, near Belmont, and at the point of a rifle
demanded $600. Hess told the negro that ho
did not have that much money in the house.
The negro ordered him to go to Belmont and
get the money. He compelled Hess to hitch a
horse to a buggy, and ordered him to get in tho
rfg with his wife and child.
The negro then saddled another horse, and,
mounting it, told Hess to drive toward Belmont
When near Belmont the negro forced Mrs. Hess
and her child to get out of the buggy and enwr
a deserted shanty. The negro then told Hess
to drive to Belmont and send the money back
by a negro preacher inside of one hour or his
wife and her child would be killed.
Hess hurried to Belmont and Bent the money
!a.k with the negro preacher. The desperado
immediati Ij mounted th.- horse and rode up the
Iron Mountain Railroad tracks. A posse was
organized at once by Belmont and Columbus
citizens, and a small party followed the negro
on a switch engine. The searchers discovered
that he took refuge In .i swamp. Bloodhounds
„,..,-,. secured and Witherspoon was found In a
deserted shanty He was arrested on a charge
of robbing Hess and taken i" Belmont by otii
cers. A mob of severai hundred persons i:i Bcl
inon't took th< negro, and, despite his begging
and protestations, rushed him Into the public
square, secured a rope from a large swing and
strung tli" negro up as the guilty man.
war i A) not move ox."
Congressman John T. Hunt Had to
Ride in "Hurry-Up Wagon."
[BY TKI.r.'TKAI'I! TO TUB TBIBC.NB. j
St. I>ouis, May 12.—- Congressman John T.
Hunt, of the 11th District, has gained a distinc
tion somewhat new to a Representative in Con
gress. He declined to move on when requested
by a burly policeman, and as a result had a ride
in the police patrol wagon. Policeman Helguth
mad.- the arrest, but when he arrived at the
station with his prisoner the latter was Immedi
ately released, with apologies. Tho police officer
heard something from the sergeant which
sounded much like the lirst part of his name.
FOUGHT OFF A HUNDRED SHEEPMEN.
Wyoming Desperado Captured After He
Wounded Four — He May Ec Lynched.
mY TELEGRAPH TO THE TBIBrN'B.I
Cheyenne, Wyo., May 12.- "Black Mike,"
• ri.de. whose real name is Prank
to-night fought a battle for eight hours
with fifty sheepmen n< n Wblton, Central
Wyoming. Deputy Sheriff Hoback, Alfred
■ n, W. J. Morton, Charles Skinner and
Armenta were wounded. Knudson will
die, being shot through the neck.
"Black Mik<" Is unhurt. He resisted arrest,
shot Hoback and tie., to a d-s. rted cabin .
men fired one hundred shots Into the cabin, their
ammunition becoming exhausted, an i while they
were after more "Black Mike' fled to a ravine.
g n< , pnven i ished a barricade of baled b
a wagon Into the ravine, and after nriiiL.- .*,(»>
■hota captured him law to-night. Fe.iing- is
the bandit will probably be
lynch
BURGLAR AT WHITE HOUSE
Man Arrested While Trying to Break in At
Rear Door.
Washington. May 12.— A man who said his namo
was Daniel Constable, an Italian, was arrested
by Policeman Hopkins while trying to force an
entrance at the rear door of the White House,
about midnight to-night. He was locked up at
the police station.
NEW LINE TO PACIFIC.
President of Chicago, Milwaukee and
St. Paul Makes Statement.
[Ny TELEGRAPH TO THE TItIBTNE.I
Mitchell, S. P., May 12.— Official announce
ment was made in this city and Chamberlain
to-day by President Karllng: of tho Chicago,
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railwaj Company »hat
it will at onre press the construction of a line
from both Chamberlain and Everest in this
State, to the Pacific Coast. The Missouri will
be bridged at two placert. and the two west
bound lines will come together in Central Wyom
ing, whence a single track will be extended to
the coast, with terminals at Seattle and Bel
llngham Hay.
The company is deeply Interested in great
areas of coal and oil lands in Wyoming, and
these are to be developed. Already the first
Bectlon from Chamberlain west to the Rlack
Hills is under construction, and the announce
ment which wax to-day given out by President
Earling personally sets at rest al! conflicting re
ports as to the intention of eretrinp to the Pa
cific. The financial arrangements are perfected
and construction will be pushed H3 fast aa pos
sible.
TO SURPASS ALL GIFTS.
University of Chicago Expects
$5,000,000 from Mr. Rockefeller:
' fBY TEr^EOHAFII TO THE TRIBUNE.]
Chicago. May 12.— annual gift to the Uni
versity of Chicago by John D. Rockefeller is ex
pected to surpass all previous donations. Five
million dollars, so reports around the Quadran
gle Club stated, is the amount Mr. Rockefeller
will place in the hands of President Harper for
the extension of two of the tatter's most cher
ished educational plans. They are the removal
of the Rush Medical College from the west side
to the middle and the erection of a school of
engineering.
Detall3 of the first plan have already been
workx-d out by ihe university architects. Shep
ley, Rutan & Cooledge, of Boston A technical
laboratory, to bo one of the most complete In
the world, will be the feature of the Engineering
school, and the curriculum will be more exten
sive than those in other Western engineering:
schools.
President Harper, after a conference with Mr.
Rockefeller last week, was In Boston during the
it week, consulting with SheDley, Rutan
& Cooledee regarding the details of the new
school. This school Is one of the things which
eni Harper has planned for years. The
students and fatuity are eagerly awaiting an
announcement to be made by the President on
his return.
GIFT TO OLD CEMETERY.
Mrs. W. F. Cochran Gives $10,000
to Beautify St. John's, Ycmkers.
A gift of 140,000 to St. John's Cemetery, at
Yonkers. has been made by Mrs. William F.
Cochran, widow of the philanthropist, to car©
for and maintain all the graves within the cem
etery and lay out the walks and pathways. The
entire cemetery is to be beautified.
St. John's Cemetery is the oldest In Yonkers,
St. John's Church received by bequest of Fred
erick Phillips lands on the Sawmill River n.ad
A small portion <>f these lands became a burial
ground In the eighteenth century. The first ln
terment in St. John's was In 1753. Th-
tery la now filled, and contains the bodies "f
Yonkers'.-- oldest families.
Mrs. Cochran'a gift is in lin# with many
others. She has endowed St. John's Church and
erected St. Andrews Memorial and Lincoln Park
churches. In addition to endowing St. John's
Riverside Hospital. William bYnneis Cochran,
who died three years upo, erected Hollywood
Inn, T h.' first workingmen's club In America, and
gave away more than $1,000,000 to churches,
hospitals and charities.
KILLED BY EXPLOSION.
Seven Lives Lost in One of Heini's
Copper Mines.
Butte, M Hit . May 12 Seven men have been
killed and two injured In an explosion in the
Cora i >pper mine, on.' of the Helns properties.
The < .nisi- of I n Is not known. Nils
Wanpa was carrying forty sticks of dynamite
up a ladder to Join his companions on the I.4UU
foot level when the dynamite exploded with
terrific force. It is believed that Wampa acci
dentally touched liis candle to the explosive.
POLICE! POLICE!
Italian Government Guards a Gallery
Against Purchase by J. P. Morgan.
Florence, May 12. -When J. Pterpont Morgan
• April the rumor was circulated
that he was negotiating for the purchase of an
an km'.Wv belonging to an old family. This re
port i gallery being thai of
Martelll, one of the rlchesi In art treasures In
Florence, containing silver works attributed to
Ceiiin; reliefs by Donatello andVeroc
rtsd thai Mr. Morgan offered
0 for the collection and that the owner
asked 11.000,604) The government, learning tnm
ationj weir ■• ■■■ r lered the p .
keep a careful watch over the M
Its treasures cannot be exported.
Arter all. rsHKR'S. the buwtck that mad* the
hl^hUiU fiimuua. H is UM b#St.— Adrfc
PRESIDENT HARD AT WORK
COXSIDERS BOWEX CASE.
Both Loomis and Bon-en To Be
Heard Next Week.
[FROM TUT TIIIBfXE DfREAf.]
Washington, May 12.— President Roosevelt
managed to transact a great deal Of public
business on his first day in the White House
after the long journey to Texas and Colorado.
In the morning he received a number of promi
nent officials who came on various errands, pre
sided at a Cabinet meeting and ran through a
huge pile of mail; in the afternoon he received
more callers, read and dictated more letters and
shook hands with several hundred debates to
the International Railway Congress who were
guests at the tea and lawn party given by Mrs.
Roosevelt.
To-night the President and Secretary Taft had
a conference lasting two hours, after which Mr.
Taft announced that the case involving Assist
ant Secretary Loomia and H-'rhert W. Bowen,
American Minister to Venezuela, will be taken
up by the President early next week. President
Roosevelt will conduct the inquiry personally,
and both Mr. LrfKMnlsj and Mr. Bowen will have
whatever opportunity they may des*ire to sub
mit their sides of the case. Secretary Taft has
had the subject under consideration in the ab
sence of President Roosevelt from Washington,
and he will give what assistance the President
may desire in the disposition of the ense. The
expectation is that Messrs. Loumis and Bowen
will be allowed to submit in writing any in
formation bearing on the affair. Mr. Bcwen is
expected In Washington Sunday, and the case
will probably be taken up by President Roose
velt on Monday.
"I never felt better in my life." the President
said to at l*'ast half a deveo people before noon.
and Judging from the enthusiast U: way In which
he plunged Into the work before him he meant
just what he said.
Senator Kean. of New- Jersey, was the first
official caller after several members of the
clerical force had calle I to shake hands with
their chief. Mr. Kean came to invite the Presi
dent to attend the celebration of the lUoth
anniversary of th* battle of Elizabethtown, on
June 7. hut was not successful. President
Roosevelt said that the visit he expected to
make to Brooklyn on May .So to speak at the
unveiling of the Slocum statue would be the
only Eastern trip he could make in the near
future.
Vice-President Fairbanks followed Senator
Kf-an. H*» came to pay his respects before start
ing for Indianapolis.
The next caller was Governor Cummins of
lowa, who talked with the President fifteen or
twenty minutes. He refused to express himself
regarding the tariff as a cure for the Treasury
deficit, but said he felt certain Congress would
readjust the schedules next winter.
"The deficit in the Treasury is a very small
matter," said Governor Cummins, "when you
consider how prosperous the American people
are and how excellent the outlook is for a con
tinuance of good times. The deficit will he at
i to at the propc-r Usoe and by th>- proper
titles. Th.- tariff Is a much more Imp
question, and Whether or not this or I
ule will result, i: changed, in an increase or da
crease of the nve-u? is a very small matter
indeed. In fact, the direct profit or loss on in
dividual items la the smallest consideration in
connection with the tariff."
The Cabinet meeting was devoted to discus
sion of department business, interspersed with
anecdotes of the trip related by the President
He told his advisers that he had never enjoyed
a journey more than the one Just ended, and was
especially delighted with tl n given him
by the Texans.
"one of the men who introduced me at one of
the gatherings," said the President, "made a dis
tinct and decided hit when he said. 'Texas is the
State where you have the largest number of
friends and the smallest number of votes'"
The President also informed the Cabinet that
he expected to wind up his travels for the pres
ent administration by a trip to the South In the
fall.
attorney General Moody announced the ap
• lent of W. A. Nortbcott, of Greenville, as
United States District Attorney, and L. A. n
of Galesburg, as marshal "f the new
Southern Distrlci Court of Illini is.
Among the callers at the White Mouse were
Senator Dick, of Ohio: Elmer Dover, secretary
an Xati<
Civil Sen ice " ( 'ooley.
BURIAL AT ANNAPOLIS.
Mr. Roosevelt Selects Resting Place
for Paul Jones's Body.
Washington, May 12 President Roosevelt to
day approved the recommendation of Secretary
Morton that the body of John Paul Jones be
burled In the naval cemetery at Annapolis.
It was announced at the Navy Department to
day that Rear Admiral Sigsbee's squadron will
be sent to France to bring back the body of
John Paul Jones. The squadron consists of the
cruisers Brooklyn. Chattanooga. Tacoma and
r'nlveaton 411 but the Galves arc in Po
nVrdcan waters. The ships will sail soon for
New-York, to fit out for a trip across the At
lantic" The Galveaton is betas fitted out at tho
, folk yard II is thought at the department
Sat Admiral Sigsbee will sail from New-York
between June f. and 10.
GRAVEYARD MABRIAGE ANNULLED.
Relatives of Son of New-York Broker Aid
in Securing His Divorce.
[BT TELKCinAP:! TO THE THIBINE.I
of Ihj- city, to
■ Rathbon, «*« Tl> ;
m -irrtaK* »*» Performed as the result of a mtd
nShi vow In Floral Park Cemetery, where the
couple met by appointment. Th. evidence wo* of
B -n««-iti.miil nature and the motion for ■ disso
lution of the bonds wns seconded by the boys rela
tives. __.
AT NUMBER 400 FIFTH AVENUE
Fine wedding "iitnr'nt t*™****™* *" l J**- Cata "
log free. Mcrnwd. Jaccard & .<-AdM.
rRICE THREE CESTS.
HERBERTV.CROKERDEAD
FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED.
In Stupor When Placed on Train in
Kansas City by Negro.
Kansas City. Mo.. May 12.— Herbert V. Crok?r.
a son of Richard Crbker. of New-York, was
found dead on a southbound Atchlson. Topefca
and Santa Ps Railway train between Kansas
City and Newton, Kan. to-day. He had tiled
during the night, evidently from the effects of
some drug administered at Kansas City, here
he took the train last nUht for Bliss. Okla.
The first news of the death of young Crokor
was received in Kansas City (Ma afternoon,
when the local police wore requested to hunt for
a negro who is said to have placed Croker on
the train at Kansas City.
According to a telephone message from New
ton. Croker was found dead in a car seat Just
before the train reached Newton to-day. The
body was taken from the train at Newton. His
identity did not become known until a message
was received from Richard S. Croker. at New.
York, several hours later, asking the authorities
to hold the body, and stating that he wouM
leave the East immediately for Newton,
The first cUw to Crok«r*l identity was a letter
found in the dead man's pocket. This letter was
addressed by Zach Mulhall, formerly of Okla
homa, who gave a Wild West show In New-
York City recently, to Joseph Shiller. manager
of the famous "101" ranch at Blls?. Okla.
Inquiry by telephone elicited the information
that Croker was not known at the Bliss ranch-
Evidently he was on the way to the ranch for
an outing.
Following: a message of inquiry sent to New-
York City, the Coroner took charge of the body
and empanelled a jury. An Inquest was begun
this evening.
According to stories of passengers and tho
; tor on the tsaln upon which Croker died,
the youtiß New -Yorker was plawd on the train
at Kansas City by a negro shortly after 10
o'clock last night. Croker appeared to be under
the influence of some drug. The negro was seen
to hand him a sum of money an<i a railroad
ticket just before the train started, when he
jumped off and disappeared. When the conduc-
BM around to collect Croker's fare ths
latter was as!«ep and the conductor did not dis
turb the passenger. Croker was left to himself
all night until nearly ."> o'clock this morning,
■when the conductor mile another attempt to
collect the fare. He was unable to arouse €*••
ker. and upon examination ssoad that the young
man was dead.
The coroner at Newton was informed by tele
graph of the fact, and when the train reached
that city the body was removed to an under
taking establishment. It was several hours later
before Croker"s identity was suspected.
As far as can be learned. Croker crrived In
Kansas City early on Thursday and spent the
afternoon at the Elm Ridge racetrack. He is
known to have been in the company of several
patrons of the racetrack before he boarded th«
train for the South.
Passengers on the train took particular notice
when young Croker was assisted Into a chair
car at the Union Station in Kansas City by a
young negro, because the white man. was help
less, as if from liquor or drugs. The negro as
sisted Croker into a seat and then gave him a
purse containing a railroad ticket and ?lf>.
counting the money nut to Croker. Th» passen
gers heard Croker say: "Now, I want you to
send me the rest of it." The negro asked Croker
to writ" his address, hut Croker refused, and
finally the negro wrote as Croker dictated. The
address was "Bliss, Oklahoma, care 101 Ranch."*
Immediately after th» t:'iln started Croker fell
into a deep sleep, snoring loudly. Later he
grew quieter. A* the train neared Newton the
conductor, who wished to take up Croker's
ticket. shook- him to arouse him. and found him
dead. There are no marks of violence on the
young man's body, and the police do not believe
that he died from heart trouble, as he was of
fine physical development.
Besides the letter from Zn-\ Mulhall in Intro
ducing Croker to Joe Miller, of the 101 Ranch.
Croker*S papers contained a letter of introduc
tion from J. D. Carroll, of New-York, to Miller;
a letter signed "Carter," from New-York, and an
affectionate letter from a woman In "West
S2d-st-, New-York. The two latter letters were
not made public.
The entire detective force of Kansas City la
working on the case, endeavoring to trace.
Croker*s movements, and especially to find the
negro who put him on the train. Croker did not
register at any hotel in Kansas City, and at thrt
rol-etrack his expenditures and manners were
not such as to attract attention. Tod Sloan, tho
jockey. who formerly rode for Richard Croker.
and was well acquainted with Herbert's brother,
was at the track all the afternoon, mingling
freely with the horsemen and bettors, and he did
not even hear that Croker was in town. It ap
pears that Croker did not make his Identity
known In Kansas City.
A later dispatch said that the negro who put
young Croker on the train last night was Charles
Woods a porter at the Coates Hotel. Wood
son says that Croker had been drinking when
he arrived at the hot^i about 8 o'clock last
night. After checking a small valise at the
hotel. Croker. the negro says, asked where there
was a "hop Joint." After repeated requests
Woodsaan says that he agreed to accompany
Croker to such a resort. Then they went to
gether to a Chinese resort In Cth-st.. between
Vyandotte and Delaware sta, where they re
mained an hour. Woodson says that he then
took Crok*f directly to the train at the Union
Station. Croker's valise is (■till at the check
stand at the hotel. Croker did not register at
the hotel, nnd it is not believed that he went to
any other hot during his brief stay in Kansas
City. Woorison tells a straight story, and the
police do not think that he was sruilty of rob
bing Croker or otherwise abusing his confidence.
tPT TEI.E.-.RAPH TO TH - TRIBt"XE.I
Newton. Kan May 12.— A Coroner's Jury was
empanelled here at 7 o'clock this evening. The
members of the train crew were examined by
the County Attorney.
A. J. Rader, train conductor, told of finding
Croker in th« chair car shortly aft<»r leaving
Kansas City, in a stupor and breathing heavily.
He said that he could detect no odor of liouor
on his breath or about his clothes. He lay in
an unconscious condition until after leaving
Emporia F. M Garrett. n kemaa, first saw
Croker after the train pulled out of TDpcka; ho
looked very pale and was apparently nearly
d»ad. He noticed no smell of liquor about him.
Hen DotSOl) (colored), train porter, testified :<>
seeing the dead .in the Union Depot, at
Kansas City. He said he came ur*. led bjr an
other man. and tried "• eet into th» Pullman,
but was sent back to the chair car.
The Jury adjourned at 10 o'clock to-ntsrht untl!
to-r.:orrcvv morning at 9 o'clock. The officers
are not sure whether or not an autopsy will b-»
held to-night. The evidence of the train er^vr
was to the effect that Croker appeared to have
been drugged, not drunk.
A YOUTH FOXD OF SPOBT
Mother Is Prostrated by This Second
Tragedy.
Herbert Croker was the third son of the for
mer Tammany leader. His brothers were Rich
ard S.. Frank and Howard Croker. Herbert. In
the last five or six year*, had spent much time
with his father in England. As a youth he waa
less settled In his aims In life than any of tha
LAST WASHINGTON TOUR
Of the season, vta Pennsylvania Railroad. May IS.
Rate covering necessary expenses for lhr*e-day
tr'.i>, $12 or r.iW according to hotel sel**teOL Sea
titket amenta.— Advt.

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