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STOP AT PRECIPICE EDGE. LABORER SAVES WOMEN. Crotcd Would Ijynch Driver of Run axcays, Who Deserted Post. An Italian laborer made a runaway team iwerve Into a big- pile of stones in East 72d-st. yesterday, thereby saving from death the three OCCU pajU" of the victoria to •which the horses vere ■■I'"— The carriage stopped almost at the brink of a sheer drop of about a hundred feel "> Exterior-et.. which is now being built at the river s edge. The occupants of the carriage were Mrs. Jen uj# Reel; her seven-year-old daughter and Mrs. Cberle? Baldwin, all of whom live at No. 3,117 park -ft Mrs. Seely is an invalid and unable to iral'*. Andre*' Hagua, of No. 344 East 77th-st., was the laborer. Mrs. Secly Bald he would be re warded. jj^ victoria 1s owned by Frank York, a livery - •■ No. t»l2 liaft 14,'th-Pt. George Guider wa.« !h° driver. The horses bolted at 81-Ft., in Central !'•■ ■<■ nn d ra n on through tho gate -it Guider. according to Policeman Brown M asm ire. of the East G7th-<=t. sta ately threw the reins on the horses' jj^cjjc i ■ iw i.t- <-.«uld not control them, g back into the carriage, jumped to the street. r.d policeman jumped into a jj ad tried to catch tho runaway*. -■ „ : .- - plunged on across 3d-ave., grazing j two cars. The women were in a f lion. East 72d-st. ■- Is in a sheer precipice about one hundred feet high. Toward this the team was tearing. There Is a great pile of stones on the north fide of the street. As the- horses ap proached Hngua ran forward to meet them. He cfirrifd a shovel, and as the horses passed he ■track the off horse a blow on the side of the hrad which cent him reeling to the left and e-.verved both animals Into the etones. where they were seized by other laborers and held until the arrival of the police in the wagon. When Guider arrived a crowd had collected end there were cries of "Lynch him!" One man struck him and he would have been beaten had not the police protected him. COUPLE IX)ST IN YACHT. Boarding House Keeper and Boarder May Be Drove ned. Bayshore. T."!;cr Island. May 10 (Special). — It Is feared that Mrs. Mary Tilkinton and Alonzo Eland, who Bailee* from here on Saturday morn ir.g in the yacht Violet to return the boat to its owner, Walter B. Brown, of Coney Island, have been blown out to sea or drowned. Mrs. Tilkinton is a youn« widow, She kept a boarding house here In sth-ave., and Bland xrp.9 one of her boarders. At 4 a, m. on Satur day they started for Coney Island. Outside of the Fire Island bar they were sighted by Cap lain Georgra B. Smith, of this place, who was out Bailing:. Since then nothing: has been heard or seen of them. They expected to return here on Tuesday. As there have been several blows since Saturday, a good deal of anxiety Js felt concerning the couple's safety Mrs. Tilkinton Is thirty-eight years old and ha? four children, who are staying ■with neighbors. The oldest is twelve years old. Bland is a ship carpenter and thoroughly un derstands boats. THE LOOMIS-BOWEN CASE. Secretary Taft Hears Testimony About the $10,000 Check. Washington, May 19.— Secretary Taft has ex crr.ined the ■witness In the Loomis-Bowen case mmrnonsd by him from New-York. He is } ] ."nry TVillard Bean, who was the local agent In Cararas of the New-York and Bermudez As phalt Company when Mr. Looiais was American Minister there. lie was called by Secretary Taft to testify concerning; the- $10,000 check cashed for Mr. Loomls by the asphalt company, * hlch If r. I»omis says was merely a matter of exchange. Sefior Pastor y Mora also gave tes timony on this point Wednesday before the President and Secretary Taft at the White House. Secretary Taft hopes it will not be r.erefisary to call more witnesses. He is now awaitiiip the submission by Mr. Loom is of his rejoinder. BABY PLAYS A CEASELESS NOTE. Swallows Whistle and Can't Stop — Doctor Faces the Music. Mrs. Charlotte Kammerer. of Jamaica. Long is-i trd. epent half an hour yesterday wondering how her *>ight months old daughter. in the next room, «"ould blow- a. whistle so lonjf without stopping. Finally she euccumbed to her curiosity, and picked fcp Lottie, the baby. The reason was obvious enough then. Jxntie had (wallowed the whistle, and it had stuck in her throat. Mr*. Kammerer tried several home meth ods for extracting whistle* without any result. Dr. H'.cks. of Jamaica, was summoned by a neighbor, VA after some difficulty removed the whistle with cut an operation. ■ IOWA PHYSICIANS MUST SHAVE. State Board of Health Issues Edict Against Flowing Beards. [BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TKIBIXE.j Omaha. Neb.. May 16.— A special from I>es twines says that the lowa State Board of Health has Issued an ultimatum against physicians wear lag beards and has commanded that they shall til be clean shaven. Dr. J. P. Kennedy, secretary of the board, eaye that In several counties at the present time physicians are required to discard beards, and that women 1 * 6klrts carry disease germs from the streets Into the homes, it Ik not t::i<ra6orable to suppose that the bewbiskered Coctor will carry disease prerm» from infected tomes into oth«r homes he may visit as well as to People he may mett elsewhere. SHOOTS THROUGH AUTOMOBILE. IST IKLEQRArH TO THE IBUUMB-] Dayton, Ohio. May 19.— Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crocker, of CentrevUle, while in their automobile r*ar Barvaysburg, last evening, were fired upon by an fed man. The bull* of big calibre, passed through the frame of the <ar. narrowly missing Mrs. Crocker, and ruined a t^re on th-» opposite tide. ATTEMPT TO DYNAMITE TRAIN. .-more FuUi-, Me, Hay 19.— Dynamite in ' Bt quantities to have blown up a train *'a« found to-day placed on the rails of the Central Ballroad tracks Just below this The discovery nas mad* ■= short time b<-fiire a heavy freight train was due to j'uf-s, ed by a. passenger train. An Invest] ' tea 6tartt>d. TRACES ANCESTRY 2,000 YEARS. fBT TELEGRAPH TO THE TJUBfNE.] r.ttsfleid. Mass.. May 19.— At a meeting of Qen »ral Bartlett Camp. Sons of Veterans, Judge P. If. Casey, of the Lee Police Court, said that ho could foes his family history back 2,000 years. He taid &*> first branch of the Casey family came to Ini^rlca one hundred yars before the Revolution, %i"l had bee.n In "every fieri nim.TEf-" since then. the Jud^p enlisted In the Civil War at the nge of lixteen, after running away three times. Tomorrow, fff;*?^?* l^^ wind.. NEW- YORK. SATURDAY. MAY 20. 1905.-SIXTEEN PAGES.-^t^SlV.^,^ MOVE FOR DISBARMENT. Jerome Lays Charges Against A. H % Hummel Before Bar Association, A notice that van served yesterday by Nicoll. Annable & Lindsay, counsel for Abraham H. Hummel, of their intention to move for the dis missal of the indictment for conspiracy and sub ornation of perjury against him, found as the re sult of the Dodge-Morse divorce case, brought to light the fact that charges against Mr. Hummel had been filed with the Bar Association with a view to his disbarment. Rumors that such ac tion had been taken have been prevalent ever since the indictment of Mr. Hummtl. ex- Justlce Fursman, Eanjamln Stelnhardt, Dodge. and a private detective. Mr. Hummel's counsel served their notice on District Attorney Jerome of their intention to move next Tuesday before Justice Davy for the dismissal and quashing of the indictment against Mr. Hummel. The motion will be made on the ground that under the Constitution and State laws neither the grand Jury nor the court has any jurisdiction, power or authority in the prem ises because Mr. Hummel was compelled to tes tify against himself before the grand jury, "In violation of his rights, privileges and immunl tlea under the Constitution." The notice is a bulky document, containing all of Mr. Hummel's evidence before the grand jury and a copy of the charges which the District Attorney has filed against him with the Bar Associaiion. Neither the District Attorney, Mr. Hummel's counsel, witli the exception of Mr. Nicoll, or members of the Bar Association would comment on the nature of these charges. Mr. Nicoll said that whtn the document was tiled in court on Tuesday all its contents, including the charges before the Bar Association, would be made public. He added that, as the charges filed with the Bar Association were made before his client was indicted, it looked to him aa though the main reason for pressing the indict ments was to get evidence to compel Mr. Hum mel's disbarment. PARALYZED BY A DIVE. Princeton Student Struck Head on Bottom of Tank. Morristown. X. J., May 19 (Special).— H. Og den Bates, a Princeton sophomore, son of Henry O. Bates, of New-York, and Morristown. lies in the University Hospital at Princeton In a serious condition, as the result of diving into a swim ming tank and striking his head on the cement bottom. The accident occurred Monday even ing. Mr. Bates Is paralyzed from the neck down. "When his father heard of the accident, he at at once went to Princeton, taking with him Dr. Stephen Piorson, the family physician, who is still in Princeton. The student has be^n an athlete and has been training for one of the Princeton teams. TUG OF WAR WITH LION. Beaut//'* Smile Gave Beast Victory — Emergency Hospital! Andy Bryant, an animal attendant in tho Bostock arena at Coney Island, was painfully in jured when lie mado his dfibut ns a trainer's understudy yesterday afternoon. Bryant joined the show this year. ll<- wr>rkod hard, and hoped to train the group of lions in his care. In scare moments yrstorday he threw a short rope into Vontina's cage. The iion, kittenlike, held one end of the rope between his teeth. Bryant passed the end of the rope over his ehoulder and tried to force Ventina apalnst the bars of his den. Bryant was accosted by a young woman, who cheered his pluck. The young attendant forgot the tup of war and himself was pulled to the bars by the lion, who quickly passed his paw HcrcFS Bryant's hand, badly lacerating it. The dc-butant trainer was hurried to the Emergency Ital. CHICAGO'S RAILWAYS. City Will Not Be Willing to Pay Price Asked. :bt telegraph to the THini:\E.l Chicago, May 19.— The impression prevails among city officials that tho traction interests md the City Council Commission "ill never an agreement by which the street car lines ia n be taken over by the city. Acting on this belief the city's officials are laying their plans uire the traction properties through con ,-ion proceedings, if the present owners do not come to terms. A prominent street railway official confirms this view of the situation by tho statement that he <ices not believa that Mayor Dunno, or th<^ j eople of Chicago, by a refon-ndum vote, would approve of the price put upon the properties of the tractiun companies by V.:>- experts who are now going over the two large systems and esti mating their present value. One of the Mayor's confidential advisers said to-day that he did not believe the city and the traction interests would be able to agree upon a soiling price. He did not think, either, that Iho companies will set a price, unless it is a prohibitive one. The llay'.r is disposed to th" time ask^d for by the traction companies to make their esti mates of valuations. FEAR DRIVES TO DEATH. Fleeing from Imagined Danger, Tzco Boys Are Killed by Train. Running from imaginary danger, two boys were killed near the 6th-6t. crossing of the Pennsylvania Railroad in Harrison, near Newark, late yesterday afternoon. They were Leo Ramstahaler, eleven years old, of No. £0 V. judinot-st., and Thomas Walsh, thirteen, who lived at No. 54 <'ommerce-st. with an uncle, Thomas Donelly, but whose parents live In New-York. Ramstahaler was killed in stantly and Walsh lived until ho was being- lifted from a train st the Market-st. station, after be ing brought across the river in the baggages car to be sent to a hospital. The two boys, with, threo other*, all attending St. John's Catholic School, crossed the Passaic after school to swim In a creek near the Pennsyl vania tracks. While swimming they paw men an jiioaching. whom they mistook for policemen in plain clothoa, and. half dressing, they started to run. They fled up the railroad embankment and ran In front of a westbound train. MEMBER OF MERRIMAC'S CREW DEAD. Tbt TSxaoaAPa ro thk tbibcicz.] Newport News. Va., May 19. — Captain P. "W. Cline, who was ••n' 1 of the crow that manned th<> Merrlmac when th;it vessel fought the Moni tor, died at the Newport News Hospital from to-day. He was sixty-one years old. Captain Cllne was born In New-Orleans, reared isjaged in business in Nor folk, Va., after the war. He had relatives In Philadelphia, to which city the body will be shipped to-morrow. BELL MISTAKEN FOR WAITER. [BY TEJJDOBAPH tO THE TRIBINC I ..; May 19. — Sherman Bell has quit wear he was mistaken for it Chamber of Commerce President Roosevelt. Bell arrived his WBJ to his Seat at th» tH>>!e. when he was hailed by another gu<-st and or- PHILADELPHIA AROUSED. FTGIITIXG GAS LEASE. Citizens' Committees Working Hard to Defeat the Deal. tBT TELKtyRAPH TO THE TBIBF^B.I Philadelphia, May 19.— Prominent business men to-day took steps to bring about a hold-up of the political leaders who have decided to sell for seventy-five years the city's gas works in return for cash that will only go to enrich favored contractors, under the guise of making Public improvements. Every effort was exerted to-day to make Mayor Weaver see that he can control the situ ation, and by a display of courage bring to their knees before him the freebooters who have openly defied the peoplo and whipped through Councils the crowning Iniquity of the generation. To men of influence who saw him to-day the Mayor seemed to be impressed with the neces sity for horoic action. There are some who be lieve that he will yet exercise the power vested In him by the Bullltt bill and hit the organiza tion in Its most vital ppot by stripping It of valu able patronage. LOOKIXG TO MAYOR WEAVER. Mayor Weaver had been so grossly Ignored and insulted that all eyes naturally turned toward him as the leading actor in the work to be dons. Should he maintain the attitude of re taliation which he displayed to-day and exer cise the power which he possesses to crush the "gang," It was admitted that he would win for himself honor and renown. The citizens' rep resentatives antagonizing the gas steal hastened not only to express to him their appreciation of his patriotic stand, but also to prepare for po litical warfare, which was regarded as sure to prove successful against the public looters In elections of the near future. Tho Mayor spent all of to-day in conferences with members of the committees of Xine and of Seventy, with members of Councils and wltn other citizens on the United Gas Improvement Company ordinance. The certified copy of the bill was delivered at his office at noon, and for the time being he set aside all business except the gas question. MAY BE PASSED OVKR VETO. As soon as he arrived at his office in the morning he had his secretary telephone or write to the nine members of the Common Council nnd the four of the Select Council who had stood by him in voting against the lease. He did not ask them to ootain converts, but inquired of each man what the possibilities were of a vote to sustain a veto of the gas lease. Most of his visitors told him they feared that the vote would not be much better than the one cast on the ordinance yesterday. John C. Winston, chairman of the Committee of Seventy, personally delivered to the Mayor the resolutions adopted in recognition of the executive's brave stand. Mr. "Winston said he had perfect confidence that Mr. Weaver would stand firmly as a champion of the people in this fight. THE MAYOR'S ATTITUDE. The following significant assurance was given by Mr. Weaver to several of his visitors: I axn not ready to state specifically what I propose to do, but I can assure you that noth ing I can do to bring about the defeat of the pas ordinance shall remain undone. As a vote in each branch of the Councils of three-fifths of all the members elected would override the veto, the Mayor, In order to win. wpuld have to be helped by sixteen Select Coun cilmen and thirty-three Common Councilmen. The task of striving to win that number does not discourage the Mayor. Leaders of the Committee of Seventy propose to use every means to stir up assemblages of the outraged people to warn the councilmen that they cannot afford to continue their de fiance of tho owners of gas works. Although Mayor Weaver, on the plea that he had studied the "concessions" in the "amended" ordinance, said that he would defer a statement on it for a day or so, It is known that the "amendments" have not changed his purpose to veto the bill. Israel W. Durham, leader of the Republican organization of the city, when asked nbout :he situation, said: I don't cross a bridge until 1 come to it. If there Is to be any independent political move ment for the eoininp fall, I will consider it after it la started. CITIZENS TO ORGANIZE. Late 10-night several prominent 'Mtj Z enF we»-e preparing a call on the people to co-operate In drastic measures to stop the carrying out of the orders of the machine bosses that the ordi nance must be passed over th<> Mayor's veto. The movement Is to be a prop for Mayor Weaver iv his hpht. In giving the outline of the move ment leaders in it said they contemplaie bring ing together th» men of courage and standing 1 in the different ward? and formulating plans, not for violence, hut for determined efforts to block the game of the machine bosses. A -cordinc to the plnns thus far asrreed on organizations are to be formed in every ward of the city. These are to begin action by call ing on Mayor Weaver in a body and talkinp over what is to be done to foil those who have defiantly undertaken to prab this most valuable asset of the city. PLEDGE SUPPORT TO MATOR, The Committee of Nine also met to-day and decided to meet d;«Ily until the battle for the people had been won. The followinp resolution was sent to the Mayor: Resolved, That the Committee of Nine hereby extends to Mayor Weaver hearty commendation In the stand he has taken on behalf of the citizens of Philadelphia and pledges him Its sup port in bis opposition to the proposed gas lease. William G. Hucy, who fought the present lease in councils In IV.iT. declared that in his opinion the pas steal could be prevented in the courts. The most vulnerable point of attack, .he thinks, Is the present lease, which he says was obtained In a fraudulent manner. Mr. Huey said: A fight should be made for th*» annulment of the present lease. If I had been properly sup ported when l demanded a councllmanlc in vestigation of the disposition of $H,<XX),O<)O worth of Equitable Illuminating Gas Company's stock in l£i>7, several people would have gone to Jail. It's too late now to Jail anybody for the 1897 job, hut it isn't too late to get back the property that was fraudulently obtained from the city. The eagerness which the United Gas Improvement people display in having- the new lease put through is enough to convince any one that they are aware that the present lease could be knocked out if it was attacked in court on the ground of fraud. If the 1897 lease was wiped out it would defeat the gas steal, and the city would get its property back without cost; and the people should find some way to punish the gas looters. I am president of the Eastern Penitentiary inspectors, and we have eleven hundred men caged up in the peniten tiary for stealing, but not one of them stole a gas works. They only stole bread and trivial things. Maybe If they had got away with a gas works they wouldn't be in jail. Indignation meetings were held In the .'!:_• 1. 22d and 24th ward.-*, and the people were called on to compel their representatives In the Coun cils to respect their rights. The organization of a vigilance committee was also advocated, but action .is deferred until the mass meeting. MORTON TO RETIRE JULY 1. METCALF MAY SUCCEED. Garfield Considered for Secretary of Commerce and I,abor. [FBOV TITK TRIJU'NC BVRBAf.] Washington. May 19.— Secretary Morton has decided to ask the President to permit him to retire from the Cabinet on July 1, instead of on September 1. as was announced yesterday, and Secretary Metcalf, of the Department of Com merce and Labor, may succeed to the naval portfolio. Secretary Metcalf had determined to retire from the Cabinet in the fall, but the President would be unwilling to lose him from the Cabinet, and as the Navy Department would be far more congenial to Mr. Metcalf than his present post, it Is not impiobable that he will be glad to accept the transfer. Secretary Metcalf is in entire accord with the President's views reffardinff the navy, and has always taken interest in its welfare, having, when a member of the House, served on the Committee on Naval Affairs In this plae« he acquired considerable knowledge of the technical side of na%-al affairs, and it Is conceded that he would make an admirable successor to the pres ent Secre*.ary. No deduon has been reached regarding Mr. Metealf's successor, although it is understood that James R. Garfield, the rommissioner of Corporations, is under consideration for that portfolio. Mr. CJarfleld's views with regard to corporations command the hearty support of the President, and only the fact that he is younger than tho usual selections for Cabinet offices might deter the President from deciding in his favor. Secretary Morton entertains views at variance with those of the President on railroad rate legislation. This was publicly demonstrated when Secretaries Morton and Taft addressed the delegates to the International Railway Con gress on the subject. There are persistent rumors in connection with the investigation of the Santa Fe rebate case still being conducted by the Department of Justice to the effect that the government will be compelled to prosecute that company, and that Mr. Morton would necessarily become one of the defendants, but it is Impossible to verify the report. It is known, however, that Mr. Mor ton has been extremely sensitive to the criticism to which he has been subjected by certain news papers in connection with this case, and it is not improbable that it has played some part in his determination to retire from the t'libinot so soon. The definite announcement that Secretary Morton had determined to retire from the Cab inet In the fall resulted in bringing him a num ber of flattering offers from various business en terprlces, including the presidency of at least one great railroad system. It is not likely, bow ever, that the Secretary will accept any place which would prevent him from taking a trip abroad this summer, leaving him free to begin his new work some time in the fall. /.. /. MOTOR SUCCESSFUL. Makes Forty- five Miles- an Hour on Jamaica Bay Trestle. In a test of an electric motor on the Long Island Railroad yesterday a speed of forty-five miles an hour was maintained over a four-mile trinl course on the long trestle crossing Jamaica Bay. The test was made in the presence of L. S. Wells, electrical superintendent of the Long Island Railroad; Joseph Burke, chief in spector In the Bureau of Electricity of the Bor ough of Queens, and several engineers. The trestle was chosen for the trial owing to its being perfectly straight and free from grades or crossings. The motor used is of the type to be used on the road. It has been tested with trains of all lengths and weights .and found to be satisfactory in every respect. The third rail system was used. The current for the tests was supplied from the bl« power house at r.on- Island City. It was sail that the full current was not used, and the engineers are confident that a high rate of speed can be maintained and that the service is going to meet every require ment. it Is expected to have the electric service ready on the Rockaway Beach division by June 1. CAUGHT AT CLARK HOME. Woman Trying to Enter Senator's House Taken to Bcllcvue. Senator William A. Clark's hip stone house at sth-ave and 77th-st. had a woman visitor sev eral times last evening, who tried to got into the bouse. The police at iast arrested her. Then they pent her to Bellevue's psychopathic ward. She kept constantly r< prating: -They want my money. They have put me out of the house." The woman was observed early in the evening walking up and down on the sidewalk in front of the hous». Once In awhile she walked up tIK- steps. Several passers by spoke to her. but she paid no attention. Later in the evening a LT-ge crowd gathered. The woman when ar rested said she was Mrs. Rebecca Barakopsky, and said that she lived at No. U» AHen-st There is no one yet occupying the dark house. FOOD AND MUSIC, NO PAY. Allegation in Suit for $398 Against Senator Clark's Son. Justice Dugro In the Supreme Court yester day granted an order directing the service of the summons and complaint by publication on Charles W. Clark, son of United States Senator dark, in a suit brought against him by Rec tors, the corporation owning the restaurant in Broadway near 4Oth-st., to recover .*: > .'.i^ The plaintiff asserts that on two nights in March, 1904, Mr. (.'lark had food, liquors, cigar ettes, etc., to the amount of $223 :!.">. for which he has not paid. On both occasions ho hired the orchestra, at a total cost of $17.-.. and these bills still remain unpaid, it if alleged. The bills for the orchestra, together with those for dinners, bring up the Indebtedness to the amount claimed. The order for publication wa.s obtained on the ground that Mr. Clark Is not i resident of this St I EEFTJSES ROCKEFELLER ENDOWMENT. Cousin Unwilling to Leave Farm for City— $50,000 Offered. [BT TELEQHAPII TO TUB TRtBfNB.I Binghamton. N. T.. May 19.— William Rocke feller Gage, who lives on the Hance Road, a short distance from this city, has refused an endowment of $50,000 from his cousin. John D. Rockefeller, on the condition that he would go to the city to live. His reason Is that he can live comfortably -in the country, and would not live In the city for that sum, as he is only a plain farmer. AT NUMBER 400 FIFTH AVENUE Beautiful brooches at very low prices. Illustrated catalog free. Mermod, Juccard A Kins.-Advt. HOCH FOUND GUILTY. Jury Recommends Death Penalty for Chicago's Bluebeard. Chicago. May -Johann Hoch. the bigamist and murderer, to-day was found guilty by a Jury of murdering his wife. Marie Welcker Hooh. The death sentence was recommended by the jury. Hoch had been married to Mrs. Welcker only a short time when she suddenly died. He th*»n formed an alliance with the sister of the dead woman, and securing th» sister's money, fled from Chicago. This Mrs. Hoch told the police that Hoch had poisoned her sister, and a search for Hoch was begun. He was found two weeks later In New-York and brought to Chicago and confronted by several alleged wives. During th* trial export testimony was offered by the Stats that Hoch had poisoned the woman by ad ministering arsenic. To-day's verdict was reached In less than half an hour. Three ballots were taken. The flr^t ballot was unanimous as to Hoch's cullt, and then a ballot followed as to the punishment to be inflicted. This ballot showed ten in favor of the death penalty and two fcr life imprison ment. A third ballot resulted In We twelve Juryman voting for the death penalty. "Well, I gu,ess it's all off with John." groaned Hoch, as the verdict was read in court. He was greatly affected. He had been sitting In a stoop ing position, but when the word "death" was read he turned Dale, stared hopeleesly at th"» jurors and then sank limp in his chair. Hoch's attorneys will ask for a new trial, al though the condemned man declared he was ready to .lie and would be better satisfied if they did not make an effort to save him. "The reports have been spread that I am a modern 'Blue Beard.' " said Hoch. "This is untrue. All that can be said against me is that I have committed bigamy. As to the talk that I had nearly a dozen wives. It is nonsense as are the stories that I made away with them. There was no evidence that I had another sweetheart and wanted to get rid of the woman I am accused of poisoning. I spent money to get her. but this part of the evidence was ig nored by the jurors." Hoch said he preferred the death penalty to life imprisonment. Hoch recovered and commenced to whistle a lively air as he returned to his cell. Hoch, the modern "Bluebeard." Is reported to have married over twos. 'ore widows. Four of the?e are on record as having died suddenly, and there is reason to believe that five other "wives'" have met violent deaths. The four known to have died suddenly were: Mrs. Lena Flo. Milwaukee; married in June, 1904. and died three weeks later, leaving Mich JI.JOO. Mrs. .Julia Stembreker. married in ISD4 and died two months after ho sold her property for $4,000 and disappeared. Sister of Mrs. J. H. 5..-hwartz-Marue. Milwaukee; Rime not divulged; married in 1833 and died soon afterward. Horn disappeared with J1.2C0 of her motiey. Mrs*. Maria Walke. r -Hoch. married on December 7. 1901, and died on January 11. UNION MEN IN A RIOT. Workmen on B. R. T. Power House in Hot Fight Over Division of Work. A fight between two unions, following a dispute as to which should do some work on the big power house that the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company la erecting at Kent-ay*. and Rush-st.. WiUlam? burg. led to a riot late yesterday afternoon, an.l it required the reserves of the Clymer-st. police sta tion to restore order. The union*" were the Iron Riggers' Union and the Boilermakers' Union. Sev eral times the meirSers of the two organizations nearly came to blows. As the men were leaving the building at 5 o'clock last night the rigKTs and the boilerinakers clashed, and in a short tine fully fifty mer. were fighting all over the street. The policemen on guard were powerless to quell the disturbance, but. reinforced by Captain Holinan and the reserve.", they charged the union men with drs ,vn clubs and finally re stored order. Two riggers—George Gallagher, of No. 544 West 37th-st., Manhattan, and Joseph Hahn. of Lindhurst, N. J.— were arrested. DROWNS IN CISTERN. Father Lose* Life Trying to Save Child in Forgotten Pool. John B. Cacciatore. a barber of No. ;,\ Pati sade-ave., Vonkers, was drowned yesterday in an old i istern In the rear «>f his store while try i:ip to rescue his two-year-old son Vincent, who had fallen int.< the cistern. The cister: he.-n i.-, disuse bo long Its existence had bfen for gotten. Little Vincent went lnt<« the > aid to play. A p.-ift of the earth cover oTer the cistern sink and he fell, carrying his kit ten still iii his gi The father rushed out and plunged Into 'he opening. He found himself struggling fan a pond "f water about seven feet deep, James McTaggart. a fireman In the New-York Fire Department, rescued the '-riini. but the fa,ther lead. A suit for criminal negligence is threatened. JEHUS LASH EACH OTHER. Fight Over Cab Fare Third Ar rested at Pistol Point. Two cabmen lashed each other with their whips for tive minutes last night in front of the Hotel Imperial, and then, descending from their boxes. pee!e<i off their coats and finished the argument according to the Marq Queensbury. \ third cabman, Peter Kearney, who objected to being placed uadei arrest for Inciting the fight, was taken te the Tenderloin station at the point of a pistol hy Detective Keenan. The quarrel started over a fare which Hnoth-r cabman obtained. The delighted crowd I all traffic in Broadway In either direction. Af ter the second round some friendly bystander yelled "Cheese it. the i'op!" <mci the two niirht hawks Jumped on ihe cabs >\n<\ dashed up Broadway. Detective Keenan. who arrive,! af ter it was all over, was to!d that Kearney had started the fight. Whenthedete I th-- cabman the latter Jumped "n hH bos and threatened t'> beat In the detective's head with the butt of his v. hip if he approached Keenan grabbed tb< horse by the bridle and forced Kearny r- get down at the point of his revolver Then the cabman was l«>cke.i B p «>n a .-hart," ■■' disorderly conduct. DEFIED PINS AND MATCHES. Indiana Physician's Wound and Burn Para lytic Claimant in Vain. CrawfordsvUle, Iml • May 19.-In a crowded court room, directed by the presiding Judge, two physi cians to-day stuck pins lr.to the hody of William llostetter, of I--\doga. and held burning matches to his flesh, without producing any apparent effect. The experiment was mane to lest the truth of an all<'Kat'on that Hostetter was shamming paralysis during a damage suit against a railroad company. BREAKS TRANSPACIFIC RECORD. Chicago, May 19.— The Minnesota, with a b!s pas senger list and a large carg.>. reached Tokohoma to-day. She left Seattle on May 0. Her time of four teen ,V(i i- twenty-four hours better than the steamer's contract called for, and is believed to ' • the best ever made between Seattle and Yokohama. After all. USHER'S, the buwtch that made UM txtshbaU famous, it ia th« best.— Advt- PRICE THREE CENTS. CHARTER FOREIGN SHIPS. T. iFT S PA NA MA POLICY. Not to Load Up xcith Supplies Be fore Congress Meets. [moM mr. trttit-ve FfRSAr.I Washington. May 10— ?^cr»»tary Taft has finally decided to charter for*l?n ships for th»» use of thf» Panama Cannl romini?»inn tweeii New-York an<l Colon. As w.is ann«iinc«f| V" - eral days :igo. when the President ilectdod that it was the duty of th Commission to construct th«» enna! as economically as popstN*. ti'.a foreign ships had be^n offend for I '■'"•'". while it was found thnt similar American ships would com 51 ,400,000 and tnk«» nearly two jears to huild. The ships <>tff*r<*.-l have been sold, so It has been decided to charter two forelen ve«e)s whirs ar* required Immediately. I? Congress d*»rormfnes that only Am^ri.-an ships shall be used. rPßfirrlless of th* cost and delay m building, that course will be adapted It was also announced to-day that the f*ar that the President or Secretary Taft would tak« advantage of th*» fact that Congress had fallal to legislate on this subject to load up with sup plies before now and Ortober is unfounded. On ih«» contrary, the commission will merely mak* imrrhaiHn :i« needed, giving Its orders to th« lowest bidder. be be foreign or American, flavor ing, of course, the American bidder when his prices are as low as can be obtained elsewhere and as low as th«» American maker sells abroad. Attention was called to-day to the fact that not only did Secretary Taft. in his statement accom panying th» report of the Panama Canal Com mission last December, call the attention of Con gress to the necessity of legislation if th* oom mlsslon was to confine its purchases to Amer ican goods, but that Secretary Root, an long a#o as May 21. 190*. wrote a letter to a committee of Congress approving a pending measure author izing preference to American shipping In th» Philippine trade, providing the charges mad* •lid not exceed the prices paid to owners of for eign vessels by more than 10 per cent. This measure was. according to Secretary Roofs In dorsement on the papers, "defeated on the floor of the House on the ground that it would amount to a government shipping subsidy." It is said In Bom* quarters that as soon •* Congress meets legislation compelling the us* of American shipping and the purchase of Amer ican materials for the canal will be enacted. Secretary Taft will raise no objection to this policy, but he is convinced that Congress, ami not the administration, should assume the en tire responsibility for so materially increasing the cost of the canal Chairman Shoots of the Canal Commission, speaking of the present situation to-day, sal.l: As sworn officers of this government and of the Isthmian Canal Commission, it is ourbcund en duty to purchase machinery and supplier necessary for the construction of. the can^-.l wherever they can be most advantageously ob tained, whether In foreign or asssMtle mar ket« Ido not mean to say that It necessaril, follows that these supplies must be P^ ha where they can be obtained the cheapest. but where they can be obtained most advantageous ly, all matters being considered. SELLS CHEAPER ABROAD. Judge Gary Says Steel Corporation Gets No Rebates. Washington. May Ift- B tt Q~* H-J the board of director, of the T nired State* Corporation. T. J- Hen, re. pra*d«M tof the ,! an d iron Company. vtee-presldeni of the Southern Part* others appeared before the S^ate convm- Intestate Commerce to-right the committee that to some instances the Corporation sold It. .>"*■«■ <*«*«• »»r~ ; thaTln this country. Th- last sale of see Z Canada was made at f« » t« Urn ths O keep mills running to their full capacity, and "hH cheapens the cost to the domestic buyer. regarding terminal charges of freight rates. Th-., declared That rebate, and d, .nm- 3 ie , r , r ,, t .ipce the passage of tta Elklnslaw He w» oppost fc»fss«i«^ making power on the Interstate Commerce Com ™i,on Mr. Heaxne denied that any rebate Wanted to bis company by the .Santa F. road, and thai his company received «■ *T «" price of the coal after freight charge toad t*-r deducted by the Santa Fe. tmrnmnt Mr Kruttschntti mads an extended statement to the committee, showing the prices of trans portation and commodities. He said safety ap pliances had cost th. roads a large «m. . T« eautp the roads of the country with th* b.or* SenSe urged, would cost $1,000,000. AH rr;;ty; StrS roads as '' , , his observation was rh i '■:.■'■■■ £Srs:^S: r,:t'.»H :ZiSu;;,,z™u. £ n..in*i. - sraZ SI^SSS^SSSSS ComxnerCl Club: i. B Topping. P^^gSSS >t ..nifit-tu'-inE Company, ami w . r. lucK-tr. ,™X mara-er for th* Merchants' Association. ali^t KansS City, expressed their satisfaction with existing rates. BOY HIT BY BIG "AUTO." ! Badly Hurt and Thrown Several Feet by Crowded Sightseeing Car. In the sight of several hundred persons !n i front of the Fifth Avenue Hotel and the H«fT i man House last o\»-nir.tr. ;> hoy riding a hiry.-u was knockM down by :« sisht^-eing a'atomobll| which was crowded with men and women. With | out flopping the driver of the machine con ' tlnued on his way up .":h-«ve. The boy wa.s ! taken to the New-York Hospital, where It is : said his Injuries are not necessarily fatal. PS-.llip Goldsmith, of No. 1«5 Suffolk-**., wh | was struck by the automobile was thrown s*v i erul feet and h!s bicycle was smashed. Several ' women in the automobile ebrleked. but the ! driver paid no attention to their cries. Two nvn i who were passing in :t cab took thr> boy In thftr ' laps and drove to thr> hospital. The polk-e say that they have th«» number Of the automobile and they ar*> looking for th-» dri\ • POLICE SCANDAL IN NEW-ORLEAN3. TUT TELEnRAPH TO TIIK TIUP.tNE.I »w-Orleans. May 10.— Tt^e poMce scartrtal *i daily growing worse. The grand jury *»^ been In session for a wwk, and It is «>aid Indict ments for "grafting" will b» returned »gain*t a number of high pallet officers. John C. Fears, one of the two police, commissioners, to-night resigned, rtpnounclr.;? th<* police as a crowd c? "grafters." and staying that he wns unable .:•■> do anything t-> correct existing e-vlla. Superin tendent of Police Journ^o found it advisable tc take a vacation, am! will he away two weeks. A happy anticipation and a pleasant memory sr* born of a Hudson River Day Line trio. Music— Advt.