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Big Open Air Horse Shore D?-atiS
Huge Croud.
The sixth annual parade of the Road Drivers'
Association of New York, he'd on the Speedway
yesterday afternoon, brought out the usual
array of fire road horses -.veil trained to haul
spped wagons, runabouts and other speedway
vehicles The parade was greeted by a thousand
epectators more than the usual number. Yes
terday a!i open air horse low was held. If the
volleys of applause which greeted each class
es it entered the ring, if the appreciation of the
spectators tanked six deep r.round the ace, if
the approval of the horsemen, and, indeed, of
the horses themselves, an shown by the unusual
Etyle they put forth In their trots and paces—
if all this means anythlru?. the Road Drivers*
Association will continue to give horse shows
In the open for some time to come.
The heights which bear the name of Wash
ington were kind to the road drivers in leaving
a bank alon^ the Harlem which could be turned
into a roadway. The speedway which resulted
is the envy of every city in the land. The
h-gkta were kinder when at the foot of lGSth-st.
they receded still further from the river, leav
ing a natural amphitheatre than which a finer
for the showing of horses could hardly be de
vised. In the c-ntre is a green plot to which
winners may be called.
T'nllke their rivals, the Automobile Club of
America, the Road Drivers had a wellr.igh per
fect day for their parade. It threatened rain
lr. th» morning-, but the threat was not fulfilled.
The Road Drivers have always had good weath
er; the automoblllsts always the opposite.
The parade formed at 72d-st., and the differ
ent class. -s lined up in the cross streets above,
accord! :ip to the orders of the marshals. Firßt
cum- th» mounted Speedway police, who take
care of runaways and keep general order on
y. They were in command of Ser
l ' bn \Va?h!i;Kton Smith, known to nearly
< in New- York. Then there were,
f Slclals, President Haffen of The.
1 - lent Cromwell of Richmond, John
2 and Henry C. Sohrader, Park Com-
Bttlssioni ■•■ missiotier McAdoo of the Po
r.ent and General Nelson A. Miles
•lit ' en in the eurreys, but did not
Paul Dana and Samuel McMillan were
• - ' - -rrf-y swats as the first ad
-;■• • Sway.
driving Eric, led the parade
I' He was folowed by the president of the
tlon. Dr. 11. D. Gill, driving- Auditor B.
and the first vice-president of the
: W liter If. Jermyn, followed, drlv
_l9 . Then came the members
i ommlttee and directors. I
!.. driving The Kins (2:10%);
PeM I k. driving Jim S. (2:14); Arthur
I 2:17^4); Stewart Barr, drlv
: . :T .2:l < .t' 4 i; William J. Clark.
Direct; Ben Lictnenherg-, driving
,;,.c>rg- H. Huber. one of
lway, driving Grade
. ■;. <■. Bchuyler, drivlnjr Morzouk
Andrew <"one, driving Alice
T. B. Leahy, driving Princess
I - _ . \\\ F. Kflpatrick, driving Alice
i. .'. ton; Philip Heiporhaupr-n. driving
,1 John W. Smith, drlvhig Og
■ ith.
s of the- association to the number
: gathered ai a grandstand just
'. use at the Coot of Ifj.'ith-st.
fudge* also had their stand, and the
; double row of fine horse Oesh,
harness and drawing rigs
- muster in any show. The
if the- parade decided that the blue rib-
M'.ss ijiulia P. Iforosini, of
••■ Hudson. Accompanied by her
..- all smites, she drove Glorious,
ock, three- jn-hand. Later on
I •'1 with Gay Boy and Bay Hoy. as
»■ and «or, a prize at the show. Harry L.
Tcpiitz, witli Graeme ©rattan and Ju''.f:e Board
won the second priz<. The yellow
: unifying third, went to L>r. n. D. Gill.
; t the mm uUlon. who drove Auditor
-. - !
There were many other notable horses and
drivers in the parade. The out of town division
included: Alice Carr (2K)9K). of Roadstown, N.
J-; Little Helen (2:15%). George A. Gregg, Lorn?
leland City; Luke Morgan (2:17 .i). Mrs. J. G.
Peterson, Jersey City; Earl Scott, by W. A.
Scott. Elemhurat, Long: Island; West, by Dr.
John C. Peterson, Jerse City; Mattie Kohl, by
William K. Moore, Astoria, Long Island; Phylis,
by William H. Lewis, Hastinjjs-oii-Hudson.
ft is Impossible to name the individual drivers
and horsej in the other divisions. Among those
who attracted attention were L. W. Boynton,
marshal of the third division, driving Comet;
Samuel Block, driving BJr><»-- Girl, a white
torse, who Js an old friend of speedway ha
bitues, with a record of 20. and Tom Sharkey.
driving Hopper Grass (2:14%). w*"> v-'asv -' as a^'
Hauded every time he passed the grand stand,
in spite trt the fart that he wore goggles, sus
tentive of autornobilin^j.
Ther* were a umber of women in the parade,
m.d they made a most creditable showlni? as
drivers. Miss Edith Hard, driving Fanny X..
2:1."U, perhaps attracted the most attention
after Miss Meroaini. .Mrs John S. Ca.ldv.oll,
dressed In white, drove Bessie Re-id in faultless
form. Mrs. Peteracn, of Jersey City, driving
Luke Morgan, was another woman who got the
(oafliiu^a <£ jifsTOd_p!»f%
. T^^JST&^LSt^^^^TS^ wind. NEW- YORK, SUNDAY. MAY 14. 1905. -SIXTY PAGES.
Expects to Leave the Cabinet Next
September or October.
"JVashington, May 13.— Secretary Morton an
nounced this afternoon, afur a conference at
tho White House, that h<> would retire from
the Cabinet pome time next fall.
"It was r.ot my intention to remain long in
the Cabinet when I accepted the place," ho
said. "and. though I ! leflnitely d
when I will leave. I think it quite likely that I
Will retire in September or October."
"When you cn f abinei did you sever
your connections entirel: with Fe'.'"
the- Secretary was asked.
"Absolutely," he replied. "Although I have
been given to understand that I would I
back in my old pla • . I have no present
intention of returning when 1 leave the Cabi
"Have you dc -, yO ur future pro
"No," Mr. Morton said, with a smile. '".
retire to ;; farm, but I confess that I d
fancy farm life i
■ n it."
"It yi yo ,
y you
was suggest . tary.
iled, "I !.■ • [ , .- ar
I Secretary
ther wanted to know if he
was "sure the rlghi | been found."
■T:;nt reminds me of an old story they used to
tell out in my part of the country." said the Sec
retary. "There was a man In Vienna who was
Informed by wire that his aunt had died at
Prague. He wired back Instructions for the
shipment of the body, and in due time the coffin
arrived at the station. The nephew was there
with a hearse to receive the body, and he car
ried it reverently to his home ami had it placed
in the parlor. The funeral was set for Che fol
lowing day. Late that evening he thought that
he would like to take one last look on the face
of his beioved aunt, so hr> went Into the parlor
and unscrewed the lid of the coffin. What was
his surprise and disappointment to find Instead
of his aunt's body that of a Russia
full uniform. As quickly as possible h« dashed
off to the station and got into communication
With the express people at Prague. They could
not account for the mlxup. and referred the mat
ter to St Petersburg. The next day he got a
message from a high official at the Czar's court
which read :
"'Would advise you to bury the. greneral
quietly. Your aunt was burled here yesterday
with full military honors.' "
Six Negroes Were Without Water —
Ate Only Cabbages.
Philadelphia. May 13.— With nothing to ent
but raw cabbage, and without a drop of water
for five days, six colored men from Charleston.
W. Va., were rescued from a freight car in the
Pennsylvania Railroad yards, ai 32d and M.ir
k^t sts., late iasi night One of*the party told
their itory.
"\ ,9 were all working on the railroad," the
man »aid. "loading the cars. When we finished
our day's work we were so tired that we lay
in the rar where the cabbages were. I do
r.ot know how long we slept, but when we awoke
we found the car lockei and we were moving.
We kicked and banged on the c.-ir door, but
could get no answer. Every time the tniin
Btopped we tried to attract the attention of per
sons outside by knocking on the car door, but
we had no luck till we pot here. We were all
about ready to give up when the police opened
the door."
Real Estate Dealer Demands $460,
ono of Them and W. E. Guy.
St. Louis. May 13.— Suit was filed in the Cir
cuit Court to-day by John S. Jones, a real
estate dealer, against George .1. Gould, Joseph
Ramsey, Jr.. and William E. Guy for J460.000.
with Interest from January. 1903.
The allegation on which the suit is based is
thai .Jon*s. on instructions, purchased 18.000
acres of coal lands in southern Ohio, for whlah
he advanced the purchase price, and that he
has not been reimbursi d, He therefore sues
to recover
The First Baptist, of Newport. Stands by
Expelled Pastor.
Newport, R. 1., Ma 13.— The members of the
Fir:t Baptist Church at Newport have decided by
an overwhelming vote to withdraw from the Rhode
Inland State Baptist Convention and from the Nar
ragansett Baptist Association, because of th« ex
pulsion of the pastor, the Rev. Dr. Edward A.
Johnson, from the former organization.
The numbers of tr"< church have extended a vote
of confidence in their pastor. agaii whom charges
have been preferred. Three members of the church
have been suspended from the membership roll on
charges of causing strife :.nd discord in the society.
Missionary Brings Jewelled Sword from
Nippon Officials.
Reading, P*nn.. May 13 (Special).— Rev. Dr.
D. B. Scnnederj a missionary of the Reformed
Church, who has just arrived here from Japan
after some years 1 absence from the United
states brought with him a magnificent sword,
the gift of leading Japanese officials, to be pre
sented to President Roosevelt. The date for the
IXCREASE, $13,587,000.
Well Known New-Yorkers Affected
by Assessors' Decision.
Newport, }{. 1.. May 13.— Mrs. Ogden Goeiet,
Henry A. C. T ylor, Blbridge T. Gerry. John R.
James J Y;\n Alen, E. R, Thomas and
other New-Yorkers who have taken up their le
gal residence in Newport and for years enjoyed
low. taxation, will be .surprised to learn tha' tt- ■
Board of Assessors here has taken mutters into
Its own ha ds, and wLere people did noi appear
it and swear to the amount of property
it has placed th'- amounts at fiKurea which, in
its opinion, are just and reasonable.
For some years <.'i>- city of Xt-vport has been
ur ble to meet Its expenses and that the as
■ (ded in remedying this is
evinced by the figures which they have j.ist
public. In order to get the increased tax
. ) increased the personal prop
erty valuation >>f a number of the summer resl-
\ lotabli instai • i? the property of Mrs.
Goelei She has never b i?:i taxed on
personal property in Newport and the assessors
could r.'.t find that this had ever been done in
fork or any other city. In consequence,
she ha ■ I ted for personal pr iperty in the
| 0,000.
As far as known this is the only new one, but
a larpe number have been increased. H. A. C.
Taylor, who last year was taxed on $100,000, has
been increased in the m-igh)>orhood of $1,000.
000, as has been done to the estate of General
Samuel Thomas, which last year was taxed for
$250,000. Last year John R. Drexcl was taxed
on 1100.000 personal property; William G. Weld.
on $100,000; J. J. Van Alen. on $50,000; Charlos
Q. Weld and George W. Weld, each on $25,000.
and In each Instance the * valuation 1.. s tt en
largely Increased.
An Idea of the result of the work of th« as
sessors this year can bo gained from the follow
ing figures: Last year the total valuation was
$43,039,000, while this year the figures are $56,
626.700. Of this Increase of $13,687,700, all ex
cept $274,000 is on personal property. Last
year the city derived from taxation the sum of
551G.4G8, while this year the sum w.lll be $670,
The exact amount of the individual taxes will
not be known for another week, as the books
ha\*j to be gone over by the city clerk before
they are open for public inspection.
Passengers on Connecticut Trolley
Car See Rescue.
M;. mford. Conn., May 13. — Passengers on a
Ncrwalk trolley car bound through Kowayton
to-day were startled by loud cries for help.
They saw three small hoys struggling for their
lives in the Five Mile River Inlet of the Sound.
None of the passengers offered to go to their as
sistance, Bave Frederick S. Wardwell, a contract-
Ing engineer of this city.
He ran at full speed to the shore, an eighth
of a mile distant, removing his outer garments
an h>' ran. He jumped in and swam out to the
lads. The eldest, Herbert Arnold, seven years
old, wan trying to save his two little friends,
sons of Frederick Krauss. All were exhausted
and were sinking when Mr. Wardwell reached
tiiem and towed them aahore.
Several Live Ones Fall There in
Course of Heavy Downpour.
St. Louis. May 13.— St. Louis, was treated to
v shower of fish this morning in the course of
a heavy downpour. One, two inches long, struck
the awning of a delicatessen store and bounded
to the street. When picked up by the manager
it was still alive and vigorous. Several other
instani os of fish descending in the storm hay«
been reported.
Lieutenant Commander Contracted the Dis
ease in the East.
Norfolk, Va., May 13— The death of Lieu
tenaat Commander William Truxton, U. S. N.,
| who died at St. Vincent's Hospital in this city
shortly after midnight, was from beriberi, con
1 in the Philippine [stands. He was forty
four years old and • ntered the navy in 1876. He
~,.i, jot Commodore William Talbot
■ Truxt< I the grandson of Commodore
! Thomas Truxton. In tb< Spanish War he
and his last
ger\ i ■ ■ ex< cutlve of 'he re
ceivlng Bhip [i ■ at the Mare Island
■ Yard The burial will be here.

Senator Hinrcan Talks in Regard to State
Committee Chairmanship.
[BT TEr: ."HE tribinf 1
fhamton, N V.. Mly 13. Senator Harvey
■ •■: to if don to
Dunn, in n ply i<> a uuestion
■ i i Kinn would be re-.
cbairn 3tate ' viiimittee,
! aid to-daj :
No. Colonel Dunn would not accept the posi
tion again if. 'every county in the State should
imre it upon him He does not want it, and is
_j* d to be out of M The colonel has arrived
:.i the ;.ge where be does not, care longer to as
sume the strenuous duties of such an Important
Dosition. The next State chairman will un
doubtedly be a man who is frUndly to Senator
Platt but he may not necessarily be essentially
a Platt man or a man whom genator^ Platt wilj
pamo/, _ _^ .^^ : <v
Then They Go Up — Poolroom, a
Maze of Steel Doors.
Ono of the most strongly fortified and most
elaborately fitted up poolrooms that they have
discovered in this city, the police say, was
raided yesterday. It was In a four story house
in West ,'M-st.. between Greene and W
sis. Aotlng Captain Bourke. of the Mercer-st.
station, under the direction, by teli phone, of
lolice Commissioner McAdoo, and aided by ten
plain clothes men and twenty-five uniformed
men, made the raid.
Acting Captain Bourke and Commissioner
McAdoo have been prevented from raiding tho
place hitherto by a temporary Injui
tamed from Justice Scott by the alleged pro
prietor, Fail to be John Oullen. a well known
sporting m.tn. A few days ago :i man went to
Commissioner McAdoo and offered to gi>
dence that the ; a poolroom, that he

: ptain Bourke
ur warrai ts from I
Captain Bourke, when all was ready, walked
hi front of the : ■ senger
boy its a blind. When he reached th
in front of which the sidewalk consists ol glass
and cast iron lights, he had an idea. On« of
hip patrol wagons with a squad of men armed
with axpH and sledge hammer arrived just then.
The r-ptaln s?ized one of the hammers . nd
smashed a hole in the sidewalk lights big enough
for him and two of his plain clothes men, O'Con
nell and Buttings, to drop into.
Meanwhile other detectives went to the rear
of the house and began battering away on the
door there with hammers and axes.
The captain and plain clothes men found
themselves in a small room, under the sidewalk,
from which a narrow passage led to the rear
of the cellar. Before they had gone ten feet
they encountered a massive oak, steel armored
door, four Inches thick. When they broke
through they were In a Fmall room fitted up
with a most elaborate electric switchboard, con
taining nearly a hundred switches. These
switches, the police say, worked lights, disap
pearing blackboards, {pictures and devices for
indicating racing "dope."
Captain Rourke and his two followers next
met a door fully »even inches thick. But they
were on the inside, and all they had to do was
to lift the heavy bar of the lock and open It.
Ten feet further was another door. Here was a
large room, in the middle of which was a store
with a fire In it. Captain Bourke says that as
he opened the door two men were shoving racing
sheets into the stove. He succeeded in getting
part of the stuff.
Leaving these tv.o men In the custody of other
policemen who had followed through the hole
In the sidewalk. Captain Bourke went upstairs,
after opening many doors. On the ground floor,
the captain says, was a room in which was an
iron barred Indosure looking like a bank cage
and behind which several men were putting
away money and destroying everything they
could. Beyond this was a lar.Lre room, finely
furnished, devoted to the patrons of the estab
lishment. There were nearly three hundred of
theso when the captain entered.
Here the captain says a man. standing- on a
chair, was taking down a blackboard, on which
were chalked odds of the races at Belmont Park
and elsewhere, and putting in its place a large
picture, which was swung by weights from a
recess in the wall. When the picture replaced
the blackboard It fitted the surroundings bo
closely that no suspicions would be excited that
it was a blind.
Captain Bourke tore the blackboard from the
man's hands, whereat a half dozen of the men
in the room tried with their handkerchiefs to
erase the chalk figures. The captain drew his
revolver and stood them off. Then someone
turned off the lights and in the darkness the
crowd rushed the captain again in an attempt to
get the blackboard. At this moment Detec
tives Eberle, Davis, Farley, Conway and O'Brien
reached the captain's side, the lights were
switched on again, and resistance ceased.
Captain Bourke says that the usual apertures
for passing money to the cashiers through the
wall of the general room into the money In
closure were like a ship's portholes. Hinged to
each was a circular cover, on one side of which
were lists of entries, selections, and other
"dope," while on the other was a brass medal
lion, Inscribed with some motto or verse. When
the covers were up, the ''dope" sheets were vis
ible; when they were down, only the neat brass
medallion Ehowed. The pictures worked by a
similar arrangement, sinking bark into a recess
In the wall when the proper switch was turned
and giving place to a blackboard for raring in
The entrance to the alleged poolroom for its
patrons. Captain Bourke says, was through a
cigar - tore in front. From this load two pas
sageways, blocked at short Intervals by mas
sive doorways, electrically controlled.
The man who made the affidavit on which
the warrants were Iss.iod and who will be the
chief witness, is William Brady, a stenographer,
living in the St. Paul Hotel, at t'.<Hh-st. and
The prisoners said they were Arthur Sheridan,
circus helper, of No. 03 Falrmount-ave'., New
ark; Jeremiah Mullen, clerk, of No. 100 Madl
son-st.; Andrew Spinet tl, clerk, •' No. .*s."il Hud
sori-st.; James McCal>e. clerk, of No. 74.* !>tli
ave., and George Alfred, real estato dealer, of
No. 242 West 32d-st-
Captain Bourke ■aid Commissioner McAdoo
had been kept posted as to the movement of
the raid and did much to advise how it should
be made.
The . '•!'■ estimated that it cost at least ?10.
000 to equip the place. The three hundred
patrons were freed after their "pedigTees" had
been taken.
St. John's, N. t' . May 13. — Commander Peary
has chartered the sealing steamer Erik to curry
coal and provisions North In July for the ex
pedition's steamer liooeevelt. She will load her
o at £■*» &ibifi% : W^st^reen4Ajid, x
[Conrtcht. IMC, far Th* Trlbtta* Awactetlca.)
Pressure on the East- -Russian Cav
alry Repulsed.
Gadgeyadana, May IS.— As before the battle
of Moukden, the Japanese apparently are en
deavoring to roll tack the Russian '
as then, Is pushed far southward. The Rua
.-inns, advancing in thre*> columns and driving
in the Japanese, reached and held Dangu Pass,
but since May •» they have been subject* i to a
constantly increasing pressure and fierce night
The Japanese in the centre have withdrawn
a little to the line at Ma-Chan-Tze and Ma-
Dia-Pu, three miles south of Chans-Tu-Fu.
A Rursir.n cavalry detachment, advancing
along the Liao River, west of Feng-Hu-Shien,
found the whole region of Daliaohe and liaohe
swarming with trained band 3cf Chinese bandits
under Japanese officers, a ting in conjunction
with small detachments of Japanese dragoons
with machine guns, who offered sue! effective
resistance that the Russians were compelled to
return without having attained their objective.
For the last three days a heavy hurricane,
more violent than that during the Moukden
battle, has prevailed. The temperature Is on
comfortably warm and the air is full of dust*
Another Red Sunday Dreaded — The
Workmen Armed.
St. Petersburg, May To-morrow, the
Russian May Day. is awaited with nervousness
both by the public and . the authorities. The
agitators would like to make it another "Re*
Sunday" in every city of the empire, and every
where are urging workmen to celebrate the day
wijfi anti-government demonstrations and to
resist with arms If the police and troops inter
fere. The agitators are covertly aided by some
radicals, who have not the courage to come
out into the open and are trying to pave the
way to set up a cry against shooting Innocent
perrons by warning the authorities that the
meetings are intended to be pacific, but a
perusal of the countless proclamations with
which St. Petersburg is flooded proves conclu
sively that there is an intention to precipitate
collisions. Many workmen are said to be
armed with bombs and revolvers, and a large
stock of pistols of an automatic repeating type,
smuggled In for the revolutionists, is being
offered for sale at cost price.
Peaceful crowds, if not organized for dem
onstrations, will be permitted to assemble. To
day there was no sign of approaching trouble.
The workmen paid their accustomed Satur
day visits to the bath houses, went shopping
In the town, and otherwise enjoyed the half
holiday. There was no Indication of the ten
sion shown on the eve of the trouble of Jan
uary 22.
Dispatches from Riga, Libau and Reval an
nounce the beginning of a general three days*
strike in the Baltic ports, where the Social
Democrats are strong. The leaders toll the
workmen the demonstrations were Intended to
be peaceful, and that they were designed pri
marily to prevent troops from being sent to St.
Petersburg and Moscow, where serious demon
strations were Intended.
Moscow. May li— Many persons of the
wealthier classes, who feared trouble to-mor
row, have gone abroad in the last fortnight. All
trains to the frontier are crowded to-day.
Kieff. May 13.— The police to-day discovered
a manufactory for bombs in a student's room.
The bombs were intended for use to-morrow.
Slmferpol. May 13.— A bazaar was destroyed
by an incendiary fire here to-day. Several per
sons supposed to have been responsible for the
blazes were roughly handled by a crowd.
Perm. May 11— In a fight to-day between
workmen and the rabble one person was killed,
i The troops restored order.
Odessa May 13.— The populace Is greatly
alarmed over the prospects of serious trouble
, to-morrow.
Baku. May 13— Serious demonstrations aro
expected here to-morrow, and also at Batoum.
Kutals and other cities in the Caucasus. The
workmen are exceedingly well organized, and
the BuVpenslon of work which began to-day
is complete. The cities are flooded wit proc
lamations, ami merchants have received no
tices from the revolutionary committee that
Bhops must be closed to-lay, to-morrow and
i Monday. The order Is being obeyed.
morning many
Expects to Go Out Driving This Week—lll
ness a Long One.
Russell Sage, the aged financier, who has been
; confined to his home, at No. iiU> r.th-avc. on ac
count of Illness for ?orao months. ha« recovered,
and will probably be able to take short drive*
: during the coining we* k.
If (be improvement in his health continues,
Mr Sage will ■*• " his home on '"'' Island ou
■' _ ,
v-rvousness • dizziness and other liver troubU*
Senators Who Voted AgunuA SOt
Cent Bill May Be Questioned.
(bt telegraph TO TUB TEIBCNE.I
Albany, May 13. — A tjuiet investigation. b?-»
gun possibly as the result of representation*
c." the Citizens Union, is said to be going on
under t".i direction of District Attorney
George W. Addlngton of this county to de
termine the extent to which ti-.argea of bribery
in the recent legislative fight that ended in in*
defeat of the SO cent gas bill can be sus
tained by dirett proof. Mr. Addington will
not discus.; the case. 13 is friends are not par
ticularly sanguine as to its result?, bur it i 3
entirely possible that some of the Senators who
voted against the bill may be asked to answer
any questions Mr. Adiii.oio : may decide to
ask them.
For example, it i.s su^sested that Senator
Patrick H. McCarren. who led the fisht.
-?air.st the bill on the rloor of the Senate. wh»
Fpoke against the bill, and w'r.n displayed an,
lnt!mate knowledge of the cost of mar.ufact
uring gas, surpassing that o? many of tha»
officials of the Consoliilate-l Oas Company who
appeared before the Stevens committee, may*
be one of those who will be questioned by taw
District Attorney. All this is not a matter*
of exact knowledge, for Mr. Addlngton will not
reveal Jils plans.
The rumors that attended the defeat of th»
80 cent bill were precise and had common rur«
rency. It was asserted that the price of voteai
against the bill opened at §10,000. rose slowly,
during the debate and then violently In the re-«»
cess that followed the first defeat of the bill.
passed $25,000. and in one case attained the un-j
usual figure of $40,000. but all this is rumor*
which has not been proved true.
The plain fact is that one vote was la.cklns;
to pass the bill and that after a sensational alii
day session th? bill perished. Subsequently to
was reported that the full price agreed on was
not paid, but that the fact that six out of th<*
seven gas bills passed was belnjj used as a basis
for a "horizontal reduction." This fact started:
the impression that the special session to l.«>
convened on Jur..> '_'. to consider the charsrfc!*
against Justice Hooker, would be quite prepare^
to pass th-» gas bill, previously rejected by ar»
overwhelming majority. The Governor, who has.
not yet returned to Albany, has so far declined]
to Indicate whether he will give the Legislature,
that is. the Senate (the Assembly passed the bllU
unanimously), another chance in gas.
Considerable interest has been created in th*
last week owing to the fact that no less than
eleven gas, electric lighting: anil power com*
panics, covering territories as wide as the State
in some Instances and more restricted In others,
have been incorporated Obviously this activity
Is the result of an effort to escape the restric«
tions which the bill, creating a State commission
to regulate public service corporations, would
Impose If Governor His^lr.s signs it. for under
the terms of this biU new corporations must
have a certificate of authority from the commis
sion, analogous to the certificate of public neces
sity and convenience issued by the Railroaii
Commission, before they can begin operation.
and the commission has th<> power to withhhoM
this if it choose. The companies already incor
porated will escape the regulation; hencs thia
Southern States and Territories
Pledge Funds for J fissions.
Kansas City. Mo.. May 13.— Fourteen States and
Territories represented at the annual K-therinj
of the Southern Baptist Convention to-day con
tributed $3"i4.t>V( for foreign missions. In ad
dition a contribution of .?ri,t*x> to th-> same fund
was announced from a New-York woman, wh'xscj
name was withheld. Alabama gave $3.".<»m>;
Georgia. $150,000; Florida. $.".,( »><>; North Caro-
Una. $25,000; South Carolina, $30,000; Virginia.
$45,000 and Southwestern States gave the re
Two Small Boys Brink Thirty-three Bottle*
of Dairy Product and Live.
Frank Klliott and Matthew D*> Witt, two ttrelvw
year-old boys, of Richmond Hill, were arrulifneJ
before Magistrate Healy in the Far Rooka.ivay
Court, yesterday, charged with st«\"i!iriK twerity
thr»fl bottles vt cream, six bottles of bi;tterm!;ic
and four more of fresh milk from ;t Richmond Hill
dairy. The boys say they drank it all. aUfcougi
they do not leak as though either wouM have room
fur more than a single bottle apiece. When Magis
trate Healy recovered from won.ierlnx how two
small boys, even though endowed with the a.veras»
nbnormal appetlU of youth, could hold so muclw
he held them In JIOO for Special Sessions.
Norfolk, Va.. May 13.^-Johanne^sen. chief
water tender; Fiold. boiler ma ii*>r. .-:id Ver.ekie.
Bethel and CurahKhie. nrvrr.e.i. of the battleship
lowa, to-day received bronze medals and $100
in koM each for bravery on the ship last Janu
ary. While the lowa was getting under way
from Culebra there was an explosion in tha
boiler room. The- men receiving the medal* re
moved their comrades, who were blinded by es
cWplnE stewim. urul ais.i hauled th-» nr_M from
under the boilers ac the ii.«k of their lives. Tha
medals were authorized by the Secretary cf tha
Cannot be excelled for the rick
11. T. Dawey & Boas Co., i'^i UU«U .-. •'*» iHlk

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