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CH^RLES BASLE IX H. L BOWDEN'S 90-HORSEPOWER MERCEDES, FLYING DUTCHMAN. Who defeated Barney Oldfield In a five mile flying start match race. TWO "AUTO" RECORDS GO. XASI.E BEATS OLDFIELD. aVru Mile and Steam Time Estab lished at Morris Park. Pr train, by automobile, afield and afoot, all r^e's ;ed the patrons of the steam and gasolene 7 ro.ay to the new automobile track t I ark. the first of its kind in America st of 'is kind In the world, for fo it ■-, when ten fast contests were I • ■> >ut in accident. Better still, two < records were broken. It was the open lr.sr automobile race meeting of the Morris Park Dg Club. Barr.ey Oldfield's mile track record of 53 Bee gnda v.as broken in a splendid burst of speed toy the French driver Louis Chevrolet, who cov ered the distance in 4-5 seconds, driving a 00-horsepower machine. The steam car rec crd of R7 seconds, made in Providence in 30<»4 by Louis S. Ross, was broken by Webb Jay, in his 15-30 White car, by four seconds. Better weather conditions could not be imag ined. The bright sunlight from an almost cloud- l e! =s sky brought out in strong relief the beautiful greensward against the broad expanse of yel low track, stretching to the right and left. A ftrong breeze from the northwest made it chilly In the shady spots, but In tho sunlight It was ylessant enough. PUBLIC TAKES AN" OUTING. lay for an outing, and the t. r zr public, in : ard tucker, seemed I Le the fan. for it swarmed Into the I . ihe boxes, the clubhouse and the . thousand, with the racing it in their;, wexe ready to be < - sounded for the first race mditions were backed ia front of the clubhouse, each its quota of enthusiasts. Com - Frederick ti. Bourne of the New-York Automobile Club of Amer • Th his party, was one of the first ar • 1 "William Jay, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Harri •■. rihur l.selin brought Id Arthur Curtlss James It. and Mrs Lee MorrelL Mr. Mor racing board of Association, was lion 'ia.y's contests. Ron De Brue came In a gf>rgeous red car, f General and MeCoskry Butt. 1 Mrs. George R> .Sheldon, Mr. and Mrs. E R. Thomas and Mr. and Mrs. W. D. P g the early arrivals. The?: there r. and Mrs. Prank Fuligraff and Eugene who was Injured . race, was there, with Mrs. • ' also Mrs. and Miss Hagg»-rty, E. B. Howard Pietz, George, Phlllipj nnfl All carr.e in rs in time • OLDFIELD AND HIS GARB. ■ was .:■ the trials for the flying mile— the that the records were broken. :e Hvery point of vantage on the Le of the track was pre-empted, even the pable ends of the etahie roofs having their quota of sightseers, wl long fence over against Cringed with spectators. odd. indeed, were the costumes of the drivers most pict> a the track was Barney Old field. He v-aa waiting for tho word to jump , In tins race, and bis . rs. His cost-line drove. It was a green eves and flt • • He wore wide fitting : a half smoked i Igar. were pushed up on his fore a A. B. Pardlngton tal for the start from tho etch. -'They're off!" was ' ■■ •■ bermined drivers pent their in the ra'e against time. ifield. Charles Hasle. Louis : Walter Christ!' A -rose as the daring drivers grandstand. It grew into a note of • Car turn and went ii ' il<J(3!: II at a .«ixty mile gait, emerg ''•• * ' later from the clouds of yellow 4 m ■ • for a long stretch to the " ish RJJCOIID GOES IN A DUST CLOUD. 1 "til that turn was made, not even, the judges realized that two world's records' were being broken. "With a roar that could ,be heard a quarter of a m e away, th» bines, with Chevrolet's big F. I. A. T. in the lead, came tearing through the yellow lane and across th« '•r.ish Hup. Webb Jay was a close second and Charles 8.-isle third. The throng In the grand f-'and and field were too astonished to stir until P^ter Prouty announced the time and the fact that two world's records had befn broken, and tken they broke loose in an old time cheer. Chevrolet had beaten the record by 1-1 sec °ri<3e, hia tirnp being 52 4-5 seconds. Jay beat the eteam record by 4 seconds The next race, the Corinthian mil", with a flj'ins start, la which th'- drivers must be own- ( ootlnued on **-r,,n,\ PAIN'S FIREWORKS FOR THE 4TH. Ejan the < .... To-morrow. tJ^SiS&Si^-^r wind. NEW-YORK, SUNDAY. MAY 21. 1905. -SIXTY PAGES. VENEZUELA WINS CASE. Higher Court Annuls the Hamilton Asphalt Contract. Caracas, May 20.— The President of the Fed eral Court of Cassation, pitting- as a tribunal of first Instance to-day in the case of the govern ment of Venezuela against the New-York and Bermudez Asphalt Company re the Hamilton contract, dissolved the contract and ordered the company to pay damages. ■vTilliara W. Niles, of oounsei here for the Vene zuelan government in the asphalt cases, snld last night that the Hamilton contract evidently referred to a concession granted by Venezuela about twenty years ego to a man named Hamilton to mine asphalt and other minerals in Bermudez. Hamilton, under the terms of the concession, was to dredge certain streams. This part of the agreement, it wa9 alleged, was not carried out. Hamilton had turned over tho confession to the New- York and Bermudf',z Asphalt Company. Mr. Niles said he supposed that damages had to be paid because Hamilton's agreement was not fulfilled. CHEAP RENT FOR PIER. Co m m issio ncr Fea t h er.so n's G ood Turn for the Dunn Family. Dock Commissioner Maurice Featherson was able a few days ago to do a good turn for his friend Bart Dunn, a brother of ex-Pheriff Tom Dunn, Tammany leader of the 26th District. He rented Mr. Dunn the pier at the foot of Fordham Road. Harlem River, for two year?!, at $735 a year. What is. more, the Sinking Fund Commission, in a fit of generosity toward the Dunns, sanctioned the lease. The new rental is a 5 per cnt increase over the former rate, but it Is nowhere near adequate for the use of the pier, which does an enormous business, now that there ia a building boom in The Bronx. The. Dock Commissioner, by put ting a dock master on the pier and collecting ■wharfage, could collect thousands of dollars a year from the pier. FOUND AFTER ?4 YEARS. Ex-Judge of Illinois Meets Son Who Thought Him Dead. [BY TELEGRAPH TO THE T1UB! NE.] Denver, May 20.— Alvin Deval Mitchell, who waa a Supreme Court judge in Illinois before the Chicago fire in 1871, whose children thought he died twenty-four years .-.go, has been found hero by hla son. The father and son met on a stieet corner, when the boy immediately recog nized his father. Ho said: •■Your name is Alvin Mitchell, and you are my father." "Tea." --aid the father, "and you are my old est HOC- The fire in Chicago in IK7I caused Mr. Mitchell 10 lose all hi 3 money. Ho removed to Kansas <"lty and entered business wjth his brother -'md Foon became wealthy. Fate was ag-ainst him, and before long he again lost everything. His son moved to New-York and took with him his younger brother. They entered the real estate business there and now both sons nro well to do. Th«» elder Mitchell, after he had lost his rort une for the second time, began drinking. His brother shut his home in Kansas City to him and since then he haa been homeless. ARREST MANY DRIVERS. Speeding AutomobilUts, on Way to Races, Caught by Police. The bicycle policemen of the Tremont avenue station arrested a number of those who were on their way to the automobile racee nt Morris Park yesterday afternoon. In every case Slni> was left as security for appearance in the Moi rifiania Court this morning. The- first arrest of the day was that of an automobilist who gave his name as George 1.. Thompson, and .said that he was n Philadel phia broker. He was charged with running at the rate of twenty miles an hour. Soon after August J. Schwarzler, of No. is East 90th-st., '.'.;;.<■• T : i R • •i ; in custody, and then, after a half mile chase Philip Muldoon, of No. :>42 West 62d-st., waa arrested. The policeman said that his automobile had been travelling at the rate fhteen miles an hour. 1 >r. C. C. Strong deposited the necessary cash for the release of his friend, who* ■ and all left for the j ;;rk. Another arrest was that of Fred Decker, of No. ML' West I31»t-st-, who was charged with ruiininp ;ii the twenty-mile rate. Bicycle Polioeman Timothy Kc-rrigan. of The Bronx Park Station, locked up in the Tremont I on a similar charge. Charles Young, colored, of No. 136 West 38th-st-. but the police of the lattei .s;:>ti"M said that they did not k::o\i r where the id been made, or who Kerrigan ivas. WOMAN DEAD AT AGE OF 104 YEAR 9. pougbkeepate, N. V., May 20.— Mrs. Mary Shepard, one of the oldest women In the State, died at h*r home here to-day. She celebrated her 104 th birth day last Christmas, having been born in County Kilkenny. Ireland, on December 25. 1800. Mrs. Bhe;> :»rd hnd been a widow for more than half a century. Hho was in good health up to a month ego A May day*« excuVeion on the Hudson River Day I,:ne means « hours in fairyland.— Advt. THE /AUTOMOBILE MEET AT MORRIS PARK YESTERDAY. crowd ox the clubhouse lawn. LOOS CHEVROLET, Who broke the world ? record for on« mile in a 90- horsepower Fiat MURILLO FOUND IN LOOT. Art Objects Stolen from Gen. Di Cesnola s Daughter Recovered. Detectives Conroy and Summers' of the East slßt-st. station, in the arrest of Frank McCarthy, twenty-one years old, an elevator boy in the Seymour, an apartment hotel at Nos 44-. r >o West •l.'.th-st. last night, have unearthed, they say. a robbery on a large scale in the hotel. Valuable antiques and art objects were recovered. The owner of the property is Mrs. CJuy E. Baker, daughter of the late General Louis P. dl Cesnola, director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The art objects were collected by her father and presented to her. About two months ago Mrs. Baker began to miss articles. They included paintings, bric-a brac, <•'■;>>• nod<*HingS) ir. 'em antiques and valu able book*. Mrs. Baker has been out of town for some days, but the detectives were working on the case They got McCarthy's key for his room, at No. 777 Bth-ave. In this hall bed room they found costly paintings, antiques and editions de luxe. Among the articles recovered were a picture by Murillo, one by Arenz and two others by painters of less celebrity. There were antiques that General di Cesnola had spent years in col lecting, and for which there Is no set value. Be sides, there Here about twenty-five books, all personal gifts to General di Cesnola from the authors. One was a gift from Thomas Bailey AJdrich. "Whether all the property stolen has been re covered will nol l>e known until Mrs. Baker returns. STRIKE TO GO ON. Negotiations for Settlement in Chicago Off. Chicago, May 20.— Negotiations for the set tlement of the teamsters' strike have be-n de clared off and tf.e teamsters' joint council have decided to spread the strike on Monday, HOLD TRAIN TO CHASE DOG. Directors of Rock Island Delay Traffic Till Pet Is Recaptured. [BY TELEGRAPH TO THE TBIBfXK.] Topeka, Kan., May 20. — Business on a division of the Rock (stand system wan delayed fifty minutes yesterday while W. H. and J. 1! Moore, directors of the road, chased their pet dog over the Kansas prairies. The special train on which the Moore brothers were journeying stopped :.t Bethune for water. The dog escaped, and for fifty minutes eluded all pursuers. A reward of ,Sr>o was offered for his capture. The engineer at the pumping plant earned the money. TOOK EVEN THE BABY CARRIAGE. Boy Robbers in Mount Vernon Loot Home and Hide Plunder in Cave. The home of Marshall H. Clements, a teller in the Metropolitan Bank. Manhattan, at No. V2li Urban-Bt., Mount Vernon, it was discovered yes terday had been robbed in the absence of the family by a band of boy burglars, who carried off nearly a wagon load of plunder arid stored it in a cave on the outskirts of the city. The gang Is compose,! of six boys, who are said to belong to well known families. In the plunder was Mr. Clements's baby car riage, his bath robe, alarm cluck and the con tents of seven trunks. The police recovered the plunder from the cave and took it to the station In a truck. The boys wenl to the house lafu Sunday, and after prying open the door with a crow bar spent the whole afternoon and evening ransacking the trunks. They broke open an Iron box containing Mr. Clements's deeds and mort gages and kicked holes thiough half a dozen paintings. Chief Foley will have the gang In court to-morrow morning. MRS. PHIPPS BUYS BIRTHPLACE.' iBV TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIHINE 1 Denvei May :J«>. Mrs Genevieve Chandler Phipps, who has been In Kansas City for some weeks attending the spring races, has pur | her old birthplace In Linn County, Kan. W. A. CLARK'S SON LOST $25,000. [BY TEI.F.iJfiAPH TO IHU TBIBCTO.] Denver, May 20.— Charles Clark, son of United States S. nator W- A. Clark, Is here for the sum mer meeting of the Denver Overland Racing Club, which opens al overland Park on June 17. ear he dropped $25,000 at the ten days' ■ A happy anticipation and a plfasant memory are born of a Hudson River Day Line trip. Music— Ad vl. WANTED IN JERSEY. Prisoner Accused of Embezzling $6,700 Was at Brooklyn Hotel. Charged with embezzling $8,700 which had been intrusted to him for Investment, Baron M. Rosenbaum was arrested at the San Carlos Ho tel. No. 60 South Oxford-st., Brooklyn, late yes terday afternoon. The arrest was made on a warrant Issued by Justice Schmlts, of Camden, N. J. The complainant is Miss Abbie C. Doughton. of No. Cx&> Market-st.. f'amden. She is a sister of Isaac Doughton, Assistant Stan Controller of Xew-Jersey. Rosenbaum had been staying since March at the San Carlos, with his wife and ten year old daughter Elsie. Mrs. Rosen baum is said to he a daughter of Dr. Lamporter, a wealthy physician of Philadelphia, and was formerly the wife of Charles Denier, a wealthy furrier of that city. Roaenbaum, when arrested, denied the charges. Mrs. Rosenbaum said thai Mias Doughton, hav ing- heard that Rosenbaum hud made ronsider able money in stork transactions, had requested him to invest money for her. The transaction was perfectly legitimate, but had resulted unfort unately. Out of sympathy for Miss Dougbton she had given her sums of money, ranging as high us $200. and had the stubs in her rheck books to prove it. Miss Doughton says these checks were given to her as dividends on the money she had invested. When the ■■dividends" ceased she became suspicious and found, she al leges, that no actual investment had fcx en mad* 1 . According to a story told last night. Rosen baum is an artist and painted portraits of mem bers of Richard Croker's family. He was locked up In the Adams-st. station and will he held to await the action of the New-Jersey authorities. BLINDED , FIGHTS THUG. Highwayman Threw Sand in Girl's Eyes aad Grabbed $450. With her f-yes blinded by a handful of sand, Johanna Preuss, the fifteen-year-old daughter of a clothing manufacturer, of No. 380 South .~th-st . Wtlllamsburg, fought desperately yes terday afternoon to prevent a man from getting from her a satchel In which was $430 It was only when the highwayman knocked her to the sidewalk that she released her holi on the satchel. Her assailant then ran off. only to be caught before he had gone far. The prisoner said he was David Borowisky, of No. .'!."i7 Bush wick-a ye., Wiiliamsburg. Miss PreuHS went to the North Side Bank, Orand-st. and Kent-aye.. shortly before noon yesterday and drew the $490, with which her father wa.: to pay off his employes. When the young woman left the bank she was followed by Borowisky, and wh"n they reached the piaza of the WilHamsburgr Bridge he threw the sand in the young woman's eyes and grabbed at the satchel. Although unable to see, Miss Preuss hung onto the bag with one hand and struck blindly at her assailant with the other. The struggle and the screams attracted the atten tion of several persons, but before they could reach her side she released her hold on the bag. and her assailant, snatching it. dashed down Marcy-ave , in the direction of Broadway. Be fore he had gone half a block a crowd was rac ing at his het-ls. and the eha.^e was short. As the highwayman turned the corner Into Broad way he ran full tilt into the arms of Captain Gallagher, of the Bedford-aye. station. Miss Preuss was assisted to a drug store, and, after the sand was removed from her eyes, she identified the prisoner. The money was re co\ ered. DOCTOR HAS SLEPT FIVE WEEKS. Leading Pittsburg Physician Almost Dead — Condition Due to Overwork. tby tkubokaph to the nmen i Pittsburg. May 20.— Dr. Erwin Fischer, a prominent Bast End physician, has bean un conscious, apparently sleeping, for flve weeks now, ond is almost dead. Some days ago an operation In trephining was performed on the ■clous physician by Dr. carl Reek, of St. Mark's Hospital, New fork, it is announced thai tills operation will not save his life. Over work and worry over patients caused the iiim-is of Dr. Fischer TWO INCHES OF SNOW IN MAINE. Rumford Fill-. M<».. May Ml— Two ln<*tn»« of mno'y fell In the Four Pond •• ;i<>n. li»tw»(-n Rumford unri B«nria, to-daj WHEN YOU ARE SICK USE Dewey*B Port Win* and Qrape Ju><-e. H. T. Dewey & Sons Co., IH Fulton St., New York. LCopjrtstit. IMB, fcjr Th* Trttrun* A wmnr^ml'. -fi 1 BARNEY OLDFIELD IN HIS 50 HORSEPOWER PEERLESS, GREEN PRAWN. Whose colors were lowered yesterday. MRS. BLACK DROPS SUIT. Report That They Are Reconciled — Division of $6,000,000 Rumored. "With the filing yesterday in the Supreme Court at White Plains of a discontinuance of her divorce suit against her husband, there was a persistent rumor that Mr?. Harry S. Black and Mr. Black had reached an agreement. Mrs. Black has been staying at the Plaza Hotel for some months but, according to information given at tha hotel, has not been there for a ■week or more. It was learned that Mr. Blacis ■went West some days ago. Friends of b>-th believe they have decided to live together again. Nothing could be had from the court records that would give a clew to the reasons for the settlement. IHiniel F. Cohalan, of thin city, was appointed referee by Justice Keogh when Mrs. Black file! her petition for divorce. He could not be found last night, but it was learned that he hM re ceived intimation of the settlement of the ess*. A rumor that could not be confirmed -was that Mr. Black had agreed to an equal division of 96.000.000'w4th his wife. HURT IN PARK RUNAWAY. Mrs. H. 11. Salmon and Daughter ThroKti in Prospect Park Drive. Mrs. Emily M. Salmon, the mother of Ham ilton H. Salmon, a member of the Brooklyn Riding and Driving Club, received what were probably fatal injuries, and Mrs. Lilian Tookec. her daughter, was also badly hurt by being thrown from a carriage in Pros] Brooklyn, late yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Salmon, who is the widow of H. H Sal mon, a chemist, who died fifteen year? aero, is seventy-six years old. Her skull is fractured. Mrs. Tooke- is the widow of William Tooker, who was m the ammunition business wli E. W. Bliss Company. She hns severe bruises and a fracture of the right thisrh and ankle. She Is thirty-nine years Mr«. Salmon and her daughter live together ill No. 285 Hancock-st., Brooklyn. They went out for s drive yesterday. The hor.se took: fright at an automobile in the Eastern Park way, near the Prospect Park Plaza and dashed across the plaza and down the east dri the park. The parkway was crowded with ve hicles at the time. A mounted poUcema lowed, but had not reached the runaway when M--a. Tooker. to avoid another carriage, swerved the horse to one side and < r.. nst a lamppost. Both women were thrown out. FIRE PANIC IX THEATRE. Several Hurt in Pittsburg Grand Opera House Loss Small. [IIT TBXBOKAPH TO THFJ TRFBi nt Pittsburg, May 20.— Fire broke nut m the Grand Opera House at 0:45 o'clock to-night, and there was a stampede, in which several persons were thrown down and one woman tainted. No one was seriously hurt The house tv.is crowded. Smoke came from under the .stage ard some persons in the back part of the house fled for the open air. shouting '"Fire:" In<; le of three minutes tho ho-. aptied. The fire was extinguished by the employes with nmall STUDENT ADMITS THEFT. Harvard Sophomore Arrested — Mitch Stolen at University. IDT TKLEIRAPII TO TUB TfUBINE. 1 Cambridge. Mass., May — Theodore A. Greene, a Harvard sophon residing at No. '%'A Oxford-st* Is under arrest, charged with the larceny of a gold writ' and chain from a fellow student, S. P. Nuff. of No. 11 Holyoke Hal!. Thieves in the last fortnight have taken $1,000 worth of cash and valuables, including a $230 violin, diamond and ruby stickpin?, clothing, books and other valuables. The watch on which the charge is based was found in Greene's room, and h« admitted taking it. though denying any other robbery. He is the son of a Widow In Berlin. N. H.. and is being put through Har vard by an older brother, an- instructor In a Newport, R. T., private school. HARVAKD SENIOR IN COURT. New-Yorker Charged with Breaking Into Brooks House— "Med. Fac." Joke? Cambridge, Mas*., Ma 30.— Benjamin Joy. of Xew-York. a senior at Harvard University, was In the 30 District Court her? to-day on a charse of breaking and entering the Phillips Brooks House at the college. In th« night the house wan entered by four students, who forced a wir dow, according to the police, and a '■' ■' ■'•' tablet which was fastened to or.a of th« walls was removed. The Intruder! were discovered by ,i freshman, who ijave the alarm, anil the four men were pursued for half a mile by a squad of polir*. Joy was capt ured, hut the others escaped. The tablet wf.s re covered, .Ii v waived examination when brought into court, i:,.1 was held in $1.50) for the grand jury. The alleged burglary is declared by student* to be a -n^- fac." Joke. Another incident at the college «•<« the sus pension of a KuniJ.li skeleton on i wire between two dormitories outside the campus. 1. , vl- prominent In social life at Harvard, a* a member of the Hal Pudding Club, and took part lr. It! 1 recent show. He la also in oarsman of prom i:>r-i.. • in elasa and club rowing. Tak> one of Holm's Laxatives at bedtime. And ke-.'p :cur H\er active* . PRICE FIVE CENTS. GOVERNOR MEETS PLATT. j DISCUSSES GAS MEASURES Mr. Higgins Undecided mmd Reticent — May Be No Extra Session. Governor Hlgglns had a long talk with Sen ator Platt at the Fifth Avenue Hotel yesterday.: "You cannot call It a conference." he said after-; ward "because it takes thre« or raor* to hold: a 'conference.' Just put It down, as a friendly chat." Governor Hlggins read yesterday morn ing that Senator Platt expected to remain in rh<"» city over Sunday, and therefore he did not; hurry to keep the appointment. Ha reached the hotel at 3 o'clock. H» sent his card to Sen ator Platt, and. -while waiting for an answer, chatted with several newspaper men. There is a green hallboy at the Fifth Av*nu* Hotel. He did not know the Governor by sight. He scurried off -with the card and rapped &c : Senator Platt's door. The Senator asked what name- was on the rare!. Governor Higgins, who: does not write an exceptionally legible hand, had scrawled his name on one of the cards at the desk, and the boy. looking at the card, said: Mr. McGuire. or something like that." Th» Senator replied: "Tell him I am engaged.'" The hallboy^ brought this answer back to thai Governor. Th» latter was mystified and ap pealed to the clerk. The thing was soon straightened out. and the Governor went to. th«» Senator's room. They ■were together for half, an hour. After that Senator Plan took, the. 4 o'clock train to Highland Mill?, and Governor lliggir.s returned tn Albany on the &30 oVlooSi train. EXTRA SESSION* MAT BE LATE-. . After tin meeting neither the .Senator or th« Governor was in a communicative mood. r -".".*t had a pleasant chat with Senator Platt," saH the. Governor. "We discussed various matters, hut I don't care to go Into detail*. I will say that thre» hills were discussed in a general way. One was the gaa commission bill; th^ others were bills that Senator Plan is personally In terested in." He «aid that th» Senator riid not recommend any men fur places. ■If there is an extra Baton." the Governpr said, "it will probably be late in June or go r.ver until the fall." "Will you include in this call for an extra session anything except th* Hooker impeach-* nient matter?" "1 fee no reason to do s r >," r*»pli»i the Gov err.or. "In fact I don't need to specify anything in the call. I can just call the legislature to gether, and after that matters requiring -'• <- sideration can be taken up." 'A" mdi l • had not made up his mind on th> subject of future gas legislation, and that he would not appoint any one on th*» three proposed commissions until tsj« commissions were created "I think I will be able to «°t men »nou h." he said. "So far as the pas commission is con cerned, the duties there will be onerous and th* responsibilities great. I don't think the com pensation fixed Is too high. As for the water commission the compensation has been left t<» my judgment. I don't believe the work will b* hard and anything in the way of a big salary would look like 'graft.' I find thai sin. - »he sal ary is uncertain on certain Job* the candidates Hr switching around to jobs where th« salary is certain. As for the railroad commissioner ships I have nothing to say now." DARK FOR RAILROAD COMMISSION 811/U Senator Platt. just before start ins: for High land Mills, said: "The Governor seemed rath-f non-committal on the matters we discussed. We had a pleasant talk, and we may meet again some day in the near future. I discussed sev eral bills with him. but nothing: definite % ->» decided." Of the railroad commission bill the Senator said: "The governor did not wy anything definite, but I gathered that h- might veto this bill." It is understood that Governor Higgins t^lkei with Senator Platt about the bill depriving the Board of Aldermen of the franchise power. Go- - ernor Higgins. It Is believed. is Inclined to op pose this bill now. but Senator Platt is said to be urging it upon him. One thing that crept out was th» probabl'itv that the Governor would veto th* bill enlarging the Railroad Commission from three to firw members. This bill was passed largely t<» mak» a place for George W. Aldridge. at present p« •- rotary to 'i' - board, and also leader of Monm* County. In the early da] when it « <<> uncer tain whether the pas bills would go through. th» size of the railway commission was enlarge**, with the idea of giving It increased control over public service corporations, such as heating av»t! lighting companies, so that In the event of th*» gas bills failing there would still be an organi zation to have control of these gas companies. Now that the gas bills are passed. It was .*r»t'i last night that the Governor would veto the> Railroad Commission Mil and name AUXrUlca as one of the Gas Commissioners. Michael J. Dady is making a hard ftght for -mi* of the pm spective jifices on Ihe Railroad CommlsslonC and several persons have been to «c» the Gov ernor on his behalf. One other piece of gossip was hat there might be no extra session at all. 111 1 was said thsx strong friends of Judge Hooker ar<* urging bttn to ■ sen It was indicated yesterday that thv»* friends mljrrit be successful In their efforts .nn<l that In this p\ent all need for an extra suasion would be ended. INDIANS TO HAVE LOTS OF SOAP. IBT TEf.ECRAPH TO thi; trib' 1 Omaha. Neb.. May 'Ji»— For the us* of the Indian Department the government to-day pur chased five hundred thousand Dounds of sotip from the Cudahy Packing Company, of South Omaha. This is probably the largest sinsrl* or der tot soap ever given, and is •Qoo^h t-> gUn every Indian in th* country a year's suppl'- THE SECOND EMPIRE.