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V ot \LXV. .N°- 21.871.
Who defeated Barney Oldfield In a five mile flying start match race.
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.
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
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

■ 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
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,\ „
Ejan the < ....
To-morrow. tJ^SiS&Si^-^r wind. NEW-YORK, SUNDAY. MAY 21. 1905. -SIXTY PAGES.
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.
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.
Ex-Judge of Illinois Meets Son Who
Thought Him Dead.
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
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.
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.
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.
crowd ox the clubhouse lawn.
Who broke the world ? record for on« mile in a 90- horsepower Fiat
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
"Whether all the property stolen has been re
covered will nol l>e known until Mrs. Baker
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,
Directors of Rock Island Delay Traffic Till
Pet Is Recaptured.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Whose colors were lowered yesterday.
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.
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.
Several Hurt in Pittsburg Grand
Opera House Loss Small.
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
Harvard Sophomore Arrested —
Mitch Stolen at University.
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.
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* .
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
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."
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.
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'-

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