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VOL? LXV....F? 21.405.
To-day. partly cloudy, with showers.
To-morrow, partly cloudy; light north wind?
Copyrtg.it. 1005.
"by The Trlbur.e Association.
J' A~""-r.ssadors Reply to Mr.
Balfoufs Cordial Greeting.
London. June 23.?"Whltelaw Reid. the Ameri?
can Ambas?sador. who has been officially re?
eved by King Edward and the members of the
?Cabinet, and entertained by royalty and the
leader? ot English society, made his first public
appearance ae Ambassador to-night, at a din?
ner give" in nls honor by the Pilgrims' Society
of London. The gathering included many of
JTgiands most notable men. with a sprinkling
of American residents of London, all o" whom
gave the heartiest welcome to the American
The iarge dining hall at Claridge's was crowd?
ed and presented a brilliant scene. The hall was
plainly but daintily decked with the entwined
American and British flags, huge bells of Ameri?
can Beauty roses and clusters of other flowers.
?while the numerous round tables at which the
.company dined were decorated with red and
pink roses nnd green climbers.
Field Marshal Lord Roberts presided. Letters
and catte messages expressing regret at inabil?
ity to be present, and sending greetings to the
Ambassador and the society, were received from
Bishop Potter, of "New-York; Joseph Chamber
lair.. L ?d Lar.sdowne, Sir Mortimer Durand, the
British Arr.bas.ador at Washington; former Am?
bassador Choate and Vice-Admiral Lord Charles
Bert >ford.
Lord Roberts, proposing a toast to King Ed?
ward and President Roosevelt, said:
The first toast on this vast programme is one
which cannot but appeal to every one in this
room. It is that of "King Edward and President
Rooeeveit." I thought that on an occasion such
as this, when we Pilgrims of this country as- ?
se mV.? le ? -.0 do honor to a brother Pilgrim in the 1
-person of the eminent gentleman who h*as come j
to this country to represent America at tha |
Court of St. James's, it would be appro- j
priate to bracket the names of the rulers of the !
respective countries, not only because they are j
cur rulers, but because in their persons we have j
tara o? tbs greatest peacemakers of the present I
time. When we reflect on the happy results of !
King Edwards Continental journeys, upon tho !
friendly relations of Great Britain with other
; rare, and, indeed, on all and every phase of j
tbe Klag"-*? reign. King Edward's success as a ]
pro:r ter of peace and good feeling stands out ?
pre-eminent. The same might be said of Presi- ?
dem Roosevelt, who even now is giving the !
world the strongest proof of his love of peace. !
and mrbo may be considered to be one of civil- i
izaiion's truest friends.
I ask you all to drink to the health, long life
and prosperity of the King and of that distin?
guished American gentleman President Roose- j
Lord Roberts";? reference to President Roose- ?
velt's efforts to end the war was received with
To Premier Balfour fell the task of proposing
the toast to the guest of the evening. Mr. Bal?
four said that the sentiments with which they
rr?g__r_te_l the American Ambassador were dlf
ierent from those meted out to the representa?
tive of any other power. The American Ambas -
a-ador represented not an alien power, but a
rower of whose greatness Great Britain was
proud ar.d whose progress Great Britain had
watched with interest. Each succeeding year
made the two great heirs of Anglo-Saxon civil?
ization feel how much they had in common.
Whltelaw Reid's predecessors had indicated
that it was the wish of America to be' little en?
tangled in the politics of the Old World, but
Premier Balfour said he doubted whether that
doctrine, in its extreme purity, would be much
longer maintained, as it was not reasonable to
think that some great planet could be suddenly
Introduced into the solar system and remain
there without having an effect on the other
planets with which it associated. This, the Pre?
mier said, was seen in President Roosevelt's ef?
forts toward peace. In this great crisis the
United States had the great advantage of not
having been so far entangled in any of the com?
plicated relations which embarrass the Western
powers, but President Roosevelt had taken the
right time and used exactly the right m??ans of
starting negotiations which every man in Great
Britain and every man in the civilized world
desired should end in the termination of the war.
Ambassador Reid, who was personally known
to most of those present, received an enthusi?
astic greeting on rising to reply, the company
singing "America" and "He's a Jolly Good
Fellow?.*? Mr. Reid said:
Words fail me for proper acknowledgment of
the too kind things you have been pleased to say
and the too generous manner in which they have
been received. Nor can I trust myself to tell
you how much I value the still greater compli?
ment implied in the gathering of this extraordi?
nary an?, representative company which stands,
?as I ? ell know, for so much of what both of our
countries hold in the highest honor.
I must conf*?ss that such occasions tend to
promote ?sober humility. I have never listened
to these too highly confident anticipations with?
out an eager prayer that hopes so little war?
ranted might not be wholly disappointed, Just as
heretofore I have never received recognition of
Bay lit of official work without wondering how
a generous people could rate my work so f*_r
above its real worth. With all my heart I
thank you. With all my poor ability I shall try
t?? do my duty. I shall not equal my distin?
guished predecessor In winning- your plaudits.
What American in this generation can? But in
<"?.? e thing he shall not surpass me?in pride alike
in the country which sends me and in the coun?
try which receives me, ae well as in the profound
conviction that what is in a large way for the
roal interest of one will generally be found in the
long run to be in the real interest of both, and
that common institutions, character and aspira?
tion? must make our great advances lie hence?
forth in parallel lines.
Now as to this business which one hears on
every hand, the great duty of thi*? American
Ambassador?the business of laboring in sea
6on and out of s??ason, with the sole thought
ar.?; aim of bringing about friendly relations
between the two countries. A great English
Kfter dinner orator recently began a charming
*-pe_eh by a protest that his toast was the most
absurd ever committed by the intelligence of
man. He would be too daring a beginner who
should attempt either in that or in anything
to imitate Lord Rosebery- But still, perhaps.
I may be permitted to say to you. too, that it
would be less than kind if at this date and after
fell that has gone before, you should expect from
me this evening a long speech on the expedi
or necessity of friendly relations between
the two countries. Now, if ever, is surely the
tune when one need not weary you by saying
at length 6uch an undisputed thing in such a
solemn way. Of course we ought to be on good
terms. Why not? Let me put it a little dif?
ferently. We are on good terms. Why not?
What conceivable reason is there now why the |
two great branches of the English ^peaking |
fam.ly should not be. as they are actually, en?
joying friendly relations? We are told that it j
is our duty to bring this about. That is their
normal state. That has been increasingly for a i
Pood many years their hist?rica! state. It is a
thing which now comes naturally. Tl?e op- :
poetic is what would be unnatural and difficuit,
against instinct, monstrous.
One supposes there must be something people
?tlO th'nk we are likely to disagree about be?
cause there are constant hopes that we won't.
Who In this room can think of any subject the
wide world round on which Great Britain and
America have real causes for serious dlffere?oe
Co_itl_iu"?<l on M-venth pa_-r
Excunsion tickets. Including parlor car -sent, ??
?ng. on U-O su m- train from G C. S. (connecting
with Observation train? ar.?! on special train re?
turning. f7.<?, on saie at Room 3. Excursion tick?
et*, good only in coach*s, $4??_. on sale at Ticket
Gfhct. Grand (.entrai Station.?Advt.
Reassuring Statements, Hotcevcr,
Issued by Officials.
Paris, June 23.?In spite o? the reassuring tone
of an official communication issued after the
Cabinet council, public uneasiness was accentu?
ated over the strained relations between France
and Germany. This produced a panicky senti?
ment on the Bourse, where heavy offers of
rentes sent down prices to the unusual figure
of 97.90.
Parliamentary circles also continued to show
a feeling of nervousness and apprehension. This
was increased by the publication in sensational
afternoon newspapers of maps showing the dis?
positions of the French and German military
forces along the frontier, accompanied by in?
terviews setting forth the gloominess of the
situation and tbe belief that Germany's reply
to the French note would increase the diffi?
culties of the government.
The officials here fully recognize the condition
of public apprehension, and, while admitting
that the negotiations are In a delicate stage,
insist that there is no cause for alarmist views.
They point out as favorable symptoms that Em?
peror William is yachting at Kiel and the Ger?
man commander of the forces around Metz has
departed upon a furlough. The officials there?
fore insist that the Bourse crisis yesterday and
to-day is not political, but purely financial, be?
ing a reaction from the unnaturally high prices
which have prevailed for some time.
The official communication was issued after
the meeting of the Council of Ministers to-day.
It said that Premier Rouvier acquainted his
colleagues with the status of the negotiations
with Germany. These followed their normal
course, without change, since the delivery of
the note of Prince von Radolin. the German
Ambasador. The note was simultaneously com?
municated to the French Ambassadors abroad,
for the purpose of informing the powers.
The "Journal des D?bats" and other important
evening papers strongly counsel the public to
preserve calmness, urging the people, as a public
duty, to give their moral support to the gov?
A semi-official statement appeared this even?
ing summing up the main features of the
French note. It said that, instead of seeking to
avoid a conference, the note invites an exchange
of views, thus distinctly showing that France
does not reject tha principle of a conference.
The note further ??-o lain s the French policy in
Morocco, thus meeting Germany's complaint
that she had heretofore been deprived of infor?
mation relative to the development of Morocco.
The statement seeks to show that the govern?
ment course has advanced a settlement of the
Notwithstanding this government view, a
large element of the public is convinced that
Germany will not accept the note as tending
toward an adjustment. This unofficial view is
strengthened by an intimation from German
diplomatic quarters that Germany is likely to
decline to give details of the proposed confer?
ence, insisting that acceptance of the confer?
ence be not conditional upon any limitations of
Its scope. This firmness on the part of Germany
is chiefly responsible for the renewal of the ex?
citement on the Bourse and the widespread un?
Intrigues Cause Concern in Germany
?The Papers Calm.
Berlin, June 23.?The French note on the sub?
ject of the proposed Moroccan conference was
handed to the Foreign Office this morning.
Owing to its great length the note had to be
sent by mail to Berlin instead of by telegraph.
The Foreign Office, while declining to discuss
the points of the note in detail, admits that it
leaves the situation where it ?^^? before. The
points of disagreement between Germany and
France have not been removed. It is expected
that the negotiations will continue for a long
time before a positive result is reached.
Germany's answer to Premier Rouvier has not
? yet been considered. It will require consider
i able time in order to meet all the points raised.
! While the delay might, under ordinary circum
i stances, be of advantage in affording time for
! the excitement to subside, ?German government
I circles note with some concern that powerful in?
trigues are going on having for their object war
between Germany and France. Germany's in?
tentions remain thoroughly pacific, but govern
i ment circles here apprehend the possibility that
; these intrigues may result in inflaming the
? French people against Germany and creating a
I delicate and complicated situation.
The evening newspapers frankly express their
I disappointment with the French note. Much
I had been staked on Premier Rouvler's ostensible
| wish to come to an understanding with Ger?
man*" but the "Vossische Zeitung," discussing
: the note, savs M. Rouvier is continuing M.
: Delcass?'s policy without M. Delcass?.
The "National Zeitung," ln an evidently in?
spired statement, calls attention to the warlike
asrect which the British nress attempts to grive
to the situation, whereas Germany does not be?
lieve that the present complications are such
as to justify thoughts of war. This newspaper
foreshadows Germarv's rejection of M. Rou
vier's suggestion that France and Germany
reach a separate agreement on certain points
bef.ire submitting the Moroccan question to a
conference, asserting that Germany maintains
her opposition to any separate arrangement
While the newspapers plainly show disappoint
? ment, they all maintain a calm tone. There is
: no threatening, and nothing is said which is
? calculated to wound French susceptibilities.
People Near Volcano Warned To Be
Ready to Flee.
Naples, June 24.?The prefect has ordered the
population in the vicinity of Mount Vesuvius
to prepare to leave their houses, owing to an
alarming increase in the discharges from the
American Doctor to Eradicate "Lazy Worm''
in Aibonito District.
Washington, Jur.e 23.?According to a report re?
ceived by the Surgeon General of the Army from
Captain B. K. Ashford. assistant surgeon and head ;
of the Porto f-ttcaa Anemia Commission, 95 per oent
of th?*? 300,'XiO Porto Ricans living ir. the viciivity of j
Aibonito, near the centre of the island, are af?
flict'?- with the "lazy worm."
Headquarters and a field hospital have been es?
tablished by the commission at Aibonito, and an ;
appropriation of (1S.0M will be expended in th? *
eradication of the disease, according to the meth?
ods so successfully app.i-ed by Captain Ashford last.
year. His record then was 4,500 cases treated with
an appropriation of ?-.?'???. The treatment adopted
has proved successful in nearly ?every case. The
Kir-ans have never understood the disease.
;.r..l l.?lieved it vneurabl?-. The many cures have
arouss-xl th*- population to great enthusiasm, and
fflicted are epuJyta* in (great numbers for
After aU l'-H?R'?. th? Beote* that made the
highball famous. It is the bcst.-Advt.
Owner of Meteor III. American Ambassador to Rear Commodore of the
Germany. New-York Yacht Club.
Winner of a race off Kiel yesterday.
American Yachts Also Win at the
Kiel Regatta.
Kiel, Germany. June 23.?Emperor William's
American built, schooner yacht Meteor, sailed by
the Emperor himself over the greater part of a
thirty-three-mile course, won in her class to-day,
defeating by one minute the schooner Hamburg,
which recently took part in the ocean race from
Sandy Hook to the Lizard.
There was a strong breeze, and most of the
smaller yachts reefed their mainsails, so that
the race was an exciting one from start to finish.
On board the Meteor with the Emperor were
Ambassador Tower. Cornelius Vanderbilt, owner
of the steam yacht North Star; Wilson Marshall,
the owner of the yacht Atlantic, and George
Lauder, Jr., owner of the Endymion. They
hauled on ropes and assisted in trimming ship.
The Meteor III was a minute behind the Ham?
burg at the start, and was thirty-four seconds
behind at the first stake boat. She passed the
Hamburg near the. second turn, was one minute
and fifty-four seconds ahead at the last turn,
and finished something over three minutes
ahead, or one minute and two seconds corrected
The Meteor III, which was designed by A.
Cary. Smith, of New-York, and was built at
Shooters Island, has been sharpened at both ends
and her keel has been deepened since last sea?
son, with the object of increasing her speed.
Some of the English crew who have sailed in
her. both before and since, said they did not be?
lieve the alterations had helped her, and that is
understood to be Captain Parker's opinion. But
others regarded the Meteor Ill's performance to?
day as rather better than her previous work.
American owned or American built yachts
made a fine showing to-day. There were four
cf them, and each won the race of her class.
Although R. W. Goelet's Swan got a bad start
and was last over the line, she sailed straight
through the fleet, gave a beautiful exhibition of
seamanship, and went right up to windward.
Returning, she ran away from the others, and
finished 4 minutes 45 seconds ahead of the
Thyra, which was second. The Capri came in
third. Time, 4:15:45. Course, twenty-two miles.
Prince Henry of Prussia, with Allison V. Ar?
mour aboard, was to have sailed the Orion over
a thirty-three mile course, with no competitor in
her class. Henry Redmond's Alisa, although
not regularly entered, was invited to sail against
the Orion, and the representative of the Ailsa's
owner. Grenville Kane, did so. The Alisa
crossed th? line too soon. She had to come
back, and she did something frequently done in
America, but which gave the judges a scare.
She made a turn around the starter's boat, al?
most touching her spars, and came up to wind?
In the mean time, the Orion was going away
fast. Tbe Ailsa at the first turn was two min?
utes behind, at the second turn she ivas about
even, and at the third turn she was 50 sec?
onds ahead. She finished 1 minute and 10 sec?
onds ahead of the Orion.
The American built yacht Navahoe defeated
the Comet over the same thirty-three mile
course by 31 minutes. The schooner yachts
Suzanne and Clara, owned respectively by O.
Huldschlnsky and Max Guilleaume, had a luffing
match all the way. They were practically even
all the time, the Suzanne winning by scarcely
more than ten feet.
Among the steamers following the race was
the Princess Victoria, with the directors of the
Hamburg-American Line and a large party on
His Health Drunk After Wilson
Marshall Gets the Cup.
Kiel. Germany. June 23.?Emperor William, at the
conclusion of the dinner which he gave on board the
Imperial yacht Hoheuzollern last night to th??
yachtsmen who had taken part in the transatlantic
race, on whiA occasion his majesty presented to
Wilson Marshall the cup won by Mr. Marshall's
schooner Atlantic, arose and said that as there were
more Ameri<2ans present than persons of any other
nationality he would, with the consent of Lord
Brassey. who was one of the guests, propose the
health of the President of the United States.
Privately the Emperor Ssii.l thai be wan delighted
with the success o? the race, whit h had attracted
mure entries and had turn-ed oui to be ??:
epting than he had exp?-c'.ed. His majesty add
he felt Indebted ?<? Allison v. Armour and ?'. L. P.
Robinson, the American members
ar..i ih?* Am? rie.?.?:.- had occasion to say thai
mainar il. G Hetobinghatis, ?.aval attach? of the
German Embarsy at Washington, bad band}?
questions connected with the raoe with much t..? t
and Judgment.
Th? Emperor pr?sent ? of the non-win?
ning owners ? ? ya? hts win h competed in th. I
at lar. tic rae? and who the dinner,
his pho* iii.Tgr--i.i-i. simply f.
aa a eouvei ?? test. >;:. I ?graphs
of tiv? Emperor will be seni to the owners of com?
peting yachts who were uol on board the Hohen
????-etp ''.?st night. .____..
The cup won by the Atlantic if of massive sil?
ver one '?.??*? r high. It was deslrned by tbe Em?
peror Among those present were Allison V. Ar
?,.:r owivr ?if the G?.-wana; George Lander, jr..
owner of th ' Badym'on; Lord i'?
owner of the SunUam; Ambassador Tow?
Admiral von Ttrpit-, S-ecretary of tho Admit
will discontinue all servie- fror.-i White!.nil Ter?
minal South FVtrv. in connection with it.- I
on and after June 241h. lk?.-AdvL
Machine Run Into Trolley Pole?
Then Hit by Streetcar.
Four men and three women, who were re?
turning in an automobile from the Empire City
track, Yonkers. last night, met with a serious
accident near Woodlawn Cemetery. All the
men were injured, one fatally, while the women
escaped with slight bruises.
William Lohse, S5th-st. and 5th-ave., sus?
tained a fracture of the shoulder. The skull
of Paul Foster, 55th-st. and Broadway, was
fractured, and he died later at Fordham Hos?
pital. John Robinson, of Oyster Bay. Long
Island, sustained several scalp wounds and
his ankle was fractured. Arthur "Dodge, of
No. 49 West lllth-st., suffered a fracture of
the right leg. All the men were removed to
Fordham Hospital.
The party had been to the Empire City
track, where Guy Vaughn is tiying to break
the 1,000-mile record. While speeding along
Jerome-ave. the big automobile struck a sharp
curve near the entrance to the cemetery. Fos?
ter, the driver, lost control of the machine, and
without a moment's notice it crashed into a
trolley pole. The occupants were hurled out
and landed on the macadam road.
A northbound trolley car, which was moving
along at a rapid rate, dashed into the machine
and made its destruction complete.
The passengers on the car hastened to the
assistance of the injured, and they were re?
moved to the ?Charles Hotel, a short distance
from the scene of the accident. An ambulance
call was sent to Fordham Hospital and Dr.
Oolan responded.
The automobile was taken out of the Pope
garage at Broadway and 55th-st. during the
day for a journey to New-Rochelle. It was the
property of E. H. Graves, of South Orange,
N". J.
The six inch iron pole was bent almost into
the shape of the letter V. The trolley wires
fell down and there was constant danger of the
live wires striking the injured men.
After it was hit by the car. the wrecked au?
tomobile exploded and caught fire.
Driver Arrested?Mounted Squad
Man's Skull May Be Fractured.
Percy Heath, of No. 205 East 31st-st.. Man?
hattan, was arrested in Brooklyn yesterday
for running down in his automobile Policeman
Peter Bassmir, of the Parkville station. Bass
mir, who is on the mounted force, was stand?
ing beside his horse in Ocean Parkway, near
Avenue L, when Heath, failing to se?1 him, ran
the automobile into him.
Patrolman Patrick J. Tomey, who was near,
ran to the spot and arrested Heath. He tele?
phoned for an ambulance, but before it ar?
rived Frank Bailey, of No. 338 Clinton-ave.,
vice-president of the Titlo Guarantee and Trust
Company, took Bassmir in his automobile to
Seney Hospital. There it was found that the
policeman had a fractured rib and a possible
fracture of the skull, besides numerous con?
tusions and bruises.
Bookkeeper Crushed on Bocks?Three Others
Marblehead. Mas?-., June 23.?Charles T. Esta
brook, a bookkeeper employed by a Boston trust
company, waa killed and three others were injured
in an automobile accident here to-ni?ht. A heavy
touring car containing Estabrook. T. F. Rhoades.
Miss B. Bassett and Miss Rose Lamoreaux, all
of Newton, was backed over the edge of the pier
at the Boston Yacht Club house and feil to the
beach, fifteen feet below.
Car Twists Machine Around, but No One Is
New-Brunswick. .lune li- (Special).?A big tour?
ing car. containing tbr-se men and a woman, while
racing with .i troUey car of the Public Servie?
it ion on the Ar.iboy division yesterday,
the car and then suddenly turned in front
of it. causing an accident that came near beirut
fatal. The car struck the machine on the side, near
nr. (-twinging it completely around without
upsetting it. The passengers In th? automobile
were not injured, b?i were Jarred considerably
Alfre<3 l'ope, son of ex-Postmaster l'ope, of
eld, i.-; the owner of the touring car. which
'.?(- "front of the troll.-y ??ir was
mash? ?? by th? collision.
Rail]??>aii oo Saturday, lune 24.
7 4' and 10.G-3 ?. M-.
L_.__, _:_.. 2:5. und 6:55 P. M.?AdvU
Troops Storm Street Barricades?
Warsaxc Restless.
Lodz. June 23.?Troops have stormed the bar?
ricades erected in the streets by the strikers.
Fifty persons have been killed and two hundred
wounded. Martial law will be declared.
Since early this morning this city has been in
a state of panic. The strike is general at all the
factories and the shops are closed. Barricades
have been erected at many points.
Rifle volleys and revolver shots are heard con?
The mobs Sacked a number of liquor stores
and broke the street lamps.
St. Petersburg, June 24.?According to ad?
vices received here, the situation in Poland is
again exceedingly serious. Censored dispatches
from Lodz, though giving few details, "indicate
that fierce street fighting was in progress yester?
day between the military and the striking work?
men, who barricaded the thoroughfares in va?
rious quarters of the city and offered resistance
which the troops met with volleys. The rtst
of the dead and wounded presumably is heavy,
but not even an estimate has been received
here, Russian correspondents telegraphing that
the streets are entirely in the hands of the
military and the mob, and that it is unsafe to
venture out.
It is not known whether the fighting was con?
tinued last night, but it is feared that order can
be restored only at heavy sacrifice.
Lodz has been in turmoil for the last three
days. The strike, which embraces 60.000 work?
ers, appears to have entirely lost its economic
nature, and is now a vast political manifestation.
All forms of public business have been sus?
pended, the peaceful inhabitants remaining in?
doors in fear of their lives. The political zeal of
the strikers has become inflamed by intoxicao-ts
from the vodka shops, which were pillaged yes?
A strike has begun at "Warsaw, and the trial
of Okrjey, who threw a bomb at a police station
on March 26. will probably result in other bomb
outrages. A man was arrested yesterday morn?
ing armed with a bomb, which was evidently in?
tended to be used in court at the trial y?is
In the meanwhile the government has publicly
disclaimed all designs as to the Russianizing of
Poland, the Committee of Ministers, in its de?
liberations on the school question, which were
published yesterday, saying:
The committee considers it absolutely neces?
sary to establish the fact that the Russianizing
ajid denationalism of the Poles cannot possibly
He within the intent of the Russian govern?
ment. The aim must rather be the amalgama?
tion of the Polish government with the Russian
administration, and the welding of the Polish
people with the general body politic of Russia
by peaceful ties, which will preserve Polish in?
dividuality, culture and language.
First to Sail mth Sweden Out
of Clearance Paper.
Captain Nilsen. of the tramp steamer Tjomo,
from the day that Norway seceded from
Sweden has burned to bring even to this distant
land the spirit which has swept over his native
country. Though he is only one of the hundreds
of Norwegian captains who entej* and leave
United States ports, he took the stand that his
ship should have no clearance paper save that
from which the name of Sweden was stricken
out. Hitherto papers issued to ships under the
Norwegian commercial flag have read "Sweden
and Norway."
The Tjomo was ready to sail yesterday. Cap?
tain Nilsen erased from the blank clearance
paper the name of Sweden. At the Customs
House it was signed and no adverse comment
was made.
As Norway as yet has nn accredited consul at
this port it became necessary to have the paper
signed at the Swedish Consulate. In the absence
of the consul. Vice Consul Hansen hesitated. It
was irregular, but being a Norwegian himself,
and secretly admiring the stand taken by his
patriotic countryman, he yielded, and the clear?
ance paper was signed with the name of Sweden
Captain Nilsen is the first Norwegian captain
to clear from any American port with a Nor?
wegian clearance paper. Vice Consul Hansen
explained that temporarily he had been dele?
gated to act for Xorwav.
"When the Tjomo sailed she flew the national
flag of Norway, formerly the merchant flag, but
now the national flag.
Hit by Engine While Watching
Stalled Train on Other Tracks.
Two children were severely injured when a train
of the Canarsie Railroad ran into a group of boys
an-i girls in Vesta-ave., between Belmont and Pit
kins aves.. East New-York, last night. The small
victims were Benjamin Laury. seven years old.
and Katie Stillman, nine years old, both of No. 225
Betmont-ave.. Brooklyn. Both received fractured
skulls and internal injuries. At St. Mary's Hos?
pital it was said that there was little chance for
either to live. Another child was slightly hurt.
The train which ran the children down was
bound for Canarsie from East New-York, and was
running on a track parallel to the tracks of the
Manhattan Beach division of the I_ong Island
Railroad. A group of children were watching a
train which was stalled on the Long Island tracks
and did not see the Canarsie train. The engineer
whistled, and t'lTe was a wild ?scramble to get
oft the tracks, but three of the children were un?
able to get out of the way.
Teachers Lengthen Pupils in Colorado "State
[BY TJJLEC-RAPH TO ??? ????G??.1
Denve*. June 23.?-David B. Cropp. physical
director, iin? Fordyce P. Cleaves, science
teacher of the faculty of the Unlvarslty of
Colorado, have de-*ig-?d a method by which one's
! height may be materially increased within a
j short time. Th*?i?* claims are backed up by
I actual experiments carried on among students
\ at the university. Thi- mf-thod is :
"cartilage extension." The process is conducted
by applying mechanical force to the body while
in a Vertical position.
rimant? on ten persons in the last three
vats have by actual measurements elongated
the bod. from two to five im-hes in from four
to eight weeks, ?imo permanent ly increasing
chest n.<-asur*?ments at the same time.
A new fast train on ?h?? New York Central leave?.
Cirunu Central (Station 1 ?" t\ M.. arrives Albany
?i:J^. Ctlca 6:17, Syracuse S:?*. ? too he? ter _>:3??,
Buffalo 11.10 P. M. No excess fare? Advt.
Summer Session of Court on -io
count of Equiiablc Report.
While Equitable Life Assurance Society di?
rectors who have shared ln the "James H. Hyde
and Associates" syndicate dealings said yester?
day that they would not tell what action they
intended taking in advance of any suits At?
torney General Mayer might bring for the re?
covery of the syndicate profits, it was generally
understood that many of them would follow Mr
Hyde's example and would place their pro rata
shares of such profits in the hands of the Equi
table's cashier pending an adjudication. This
rather than be placed in the attitude of defend?
With few exceptions, the syndicate sharers
seemed to agree that they shared in these tran?
sactions in the belief that they were strictly
The Attorney General followed up his state?
ment as to beginning action against the Equi?
table officers and directors found guilty of trans?
gressions in the Hendricks report by the further
announcement that it would be a "matter of
days only" before his office would be ready to
take action.
It is now believed, according to the opinion
expressed by a prominent Equitable lawyer last
night, that the retirement of the Equitable
stock can be achieved without a reversal of
Justice Maddox's decision in the Lord suit.
The Attorney General is of opinion that the
restitution and debarment actions will be taken
separately. District Attorney Jerome made a
motion before Recorder Goff, in Part 4. General
Sessions, yesterday, asking that the June term
be extended over the summer months, in "view
of possible criminal prosecutions arising out of
the Hendricks report. The motion was granted.
In making his motion, the District Attorney
I have here a letter from Governor Higgins which
I received this morning and tn which the Gov?
ernor states that should I desire It the evidence
obtained by the State Superintendent of Insuraac?
during his investigation of the Equitable would
be placed at my disposal. It is my desire to have
that evidence, and It is my intention to go through
it very thoroughly.
The widespread attention called to this matter
makes It mandatory upon me to make an examina?
tion of the whole affair. I am not In a position to
know at this time whether there has been a vio?
lation of tiie law, but it ls my duty to find out.
Before the Governor addressed his letter to me I
had the matter under consideration, having sent
for a copy of the official report of the investiga?
tion. It may be that there ls nothing? in this affair
to call for the action of this court or the District
It is unusual for the Governor to address such
a letter as this to the District Attorney, and it
focuses public attention upon me. It may be that
in my investigation I shall want the counsel and
aid of this court. My motion is that, instead of ad?
journing this part sine die for the summer vaca?
tion, you hold it in session, not nec-sssarilv* active?
ly, until the District Attorney can see if there is
any necessity for action by this court.
I have made arrangements with Justice Daw, of
the Criminal Branch of the Supreme Court, and he
?will continue the June term through the summer
Under this arrangement. If your honor holds vour
term over, the powers of both courts can. If n?ces
say, be invoked From what I can learn, the evi?
dence taken by the Superintendent of Insurance is
voluminous, the printed report covering many
pages. This matter is so great, the pecaniary in?
terests of ovtjr ?300.000 policyholdera being ir ?
that It Is Imperative that the "District Attorn y
should not make a mistake, and that he shoull
move -cautiously. It win take me some time to
learn whether I will need the assistance o? the
courts or not.
On behalf of Mr. Hyde. Samuel Untermyer
wrote to Attorney ?General Mayer, expressing his
willlngn-ess to the institution of a friendly suit
against the Equitable to determine the owner?
ship of the $63,000 restored to the cashier as
Mr. Hyde's profits in the syndicate transactions,
and the $13,000 restored as the cost of the Cam?
bon dinner. Mr. Mayer accepted the offer.
Asked how soon he would begin action against
the Equitable officers accused in the report. At?
torney General Mayer said:
'?Action will be taken as soon as it is phy?
sically possible. It will not be a matter of
weeks, but of days only, before we will be ready.
Not only have I got to go over the Hendricks
report, but the testimony which preceded that
report and on which the report is based.
"This is a novel action, and it ls the first time
in the history of the State of New-York where
debarment proceedings against officiais of an in?
surance company -will have been taken. Under
the insurance law. the application of which has
never yet been put in practice, the Attorney
General has power to debar officers of an In?
surance company who have been found derelict
ln their duty. This debarment not only pre?
cludes their holding positions as officers, but also
debars them from acting as directors in the com?
pany from which they have been debarred and
any other insurance company doing business
within the confines of the State. The Attorney
General is the one to enforce the action."
Asked If he cared to express an opinion as to
the criminality of any of the persons named in
the report, he replied that he did not care to die
cuss It.
Mr. Mayer made public certain correspondence
between himself and Mr. Untermyer, in which
Mr. Untermyer declares incidentally that Mr.
Hyde has been told repeatedly by counsel that
he is "morally and legally" entitled to the re?
turn of his syndicate profits. The publication
followed a conference held at Mr. Mayer's office
in which Mr. Untermyer. Edward Lauterbach,
formerly counsel for James W. Alexander, and
the Attorney General took part?. The corre?
spondence included a letter written by Mr. Hyde
to President Alexander, when It was supposed
that all the differences of the society had been
adjusted by the plan of mutualization to which
the officers, the directors and the superintendent
had agreed.
This letter said in part:
As you and I have made no progress In reaching
an agreement as to the proper disposition to be
made of the syndicate transactions which have
been criticised. I have myself had an examination
made of them. It never occurred to me until af?
ter our recent controversy began that any of these
transactions were open to criticism.
They were a mere continuation of a custom which
I found in existence when I came Into the society
and. so far as I can recall, were made with due
?regard to the interests of the society, and were
beneficial and profitable to It.
But I have now taken advice about them, and
have made up my mind that there has been al?
lotted to me out of the profits of these syndicate
transactions the sum of $63.233 51 as to which there
mav be ??. reasonable basis for a claim that I
sh -ount to the society. I would rather have
tlon about this settled with the money
?ntrol of the society than to keep any
. vthhold it. and I have accordingly drawn
t to deliver a check for that sum to
trustee, for the benefit of the society if
trd thinks the money should be retained or
returned to me If It Is determined that I am en?
titled to It.
There is also the matter of the Cambon dinner,
the cost of which was thought a proper charge to
advertising, following the common custom of other
companies concerning such entertainments. Ther?
Is no legal liability about it, but as the dinner -waa
eiven partly in my name ? prefer personally to
p.? it? coat which was ?3.<?*?41. I have therefor?
sent mv check for this amount, with interest, to
M. Murray, trustee.
Mr. Untermyer told Mr. Mayer that he *w*a
prepared, on behalf of Mr. Hyde to accept
service of papers in any suit contemplated by
Mr. Mayer, to waive a'l technical questions aa
to time of pleading, etc.. to expedite an imme?
diate determination on the merits of the case
Via Pennsylvania Railroad, beginning June 56s.
Twelve trains in each direction on weekdays thir?
teen on Saturdays: four on Sundays to and from
North Adbury Park.?Adw

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