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Car Leaves Track Xear Scene of
Fatality of 1902.
r;v an accident to ■ Boston Express in the
pgrk-sve. tunnel yesterday five persons were
■hurt BO seriously as to require the attentior. of
FU rgeors. and a few more received slight in
juriee. Th» ira'.n left the <;rand Central Station
at noon with its nine passenger cr.rs well filled.
When it «ras passmsr r.<".th-«t. its fifth coach, a
pRi-jor rv. -ft the track hevause of the spreßd
«-c »f ■ ?w ; ••h. Tne l ' ar brok» it<» connections
md it* f.irward end crashed flgainst an Iron
riilar. Th? vestibule was smashed and one side
of th" car was ripped half its lensth. All the
windows were broken.
Th° train was running slowly, and as so^n as
j;. h*ard tlie crash the engineer applied the
brakes, stopping within a few feet. The passen
po;-c of th» wrecked car were thrown from their
fe?.r?. sr.d thorn of them who received Injuries
hit by splinters of the car or by broken
glass. For 1 time there was cr»af excitement,
rnar.y passengers trying to leave the cars. The
trainmen warned everybody not to get off. be
cause trains sre likely to pass on the re\r
T-ackP The passengers in the wrecked car were
tak»n into rear cars, which were run back to the
Grand Central Station and an ambulance was
called fmrn Be'levue to the station.
Following is B list c.f the injured who received
the attentions of Jhe ambulance surgeons:
CTJVK. lire. Jarr.-'s C. teacher I" A-neriesn Inter -
" -aticnal (""liegft. «pr;r.gHeid. Mas; . ent» of left arm
gad ear; w«s ti«at( uxJ went ■■- to Fr.rin*fl»n
COTIV^EY. E G.. F*neraJ na«B8«r Lai-led- O«« Uigrii
cfepar.v. st UmU - CQBtiwhww «* hip; ■x ** atteaoM
*r. J . V-nr to a hotel
CrvwXKET. Miss Lr.utg.-v fhter of abov»: uontnalnna
af hip a=l eat on hrad: «>s attended at p*»t»«n arri
wfct iritb her father.
HIVES. Mrs. Edwur.i 8.. No 336 W«St Bst-«t : bmiv?
" or "-eai a.r.4 boOr; wti attended ar.d sent h"mf
HODGKINS. W. H -' l*o*ton <= "^-'>-- ar.4 ror,tu»ton« ft
ritr'-l leg ■arsj aiterdeil and wer.: OB to Boston
•WHITE. M-t. Anna. E.. 0* »• SBH w*st »2<i-9t. : oon
tus!ori> of h:r» wml hea3: •»a-=: a*r«« led In station and
•as:?- to BaDoma Bomf
Poii-cmen who we r in Park-aye. when the
aeclflent occurred. ca.lle«? an ambulance from the
Flower HospitaJ. but tta surgeon was not per
mitted to go into the runnel at S«th-st. The
police later kept other parsons out of the tunnel,
whi> a wrecking train w;is brought to the scene.
Traffic over the N>Tv-Y«<rk Central s line in
Park-aye. was suspended until the wreck was
clearer After the Boston jExpress had been sent
oat again, the police gar* notice, that they
•wanted to arrest Samuel Reed, the engineer. on
a tßcnnScsJ charge of assatilt. although nobody
Be . e rr.cd to think he was to- be blamed for the
accident. Reed may be arr<e.stpd to-day when
he returns from Boston.
W. K. Vanderbilt. jr.. went from the Grand
Central Station with the wrecking train and
overlooked the work of clearing the wreck. Ira
A. UeCorroark. assistant traffic mana?°r at the
*tatlor.. said later:
"We are examining Into the accident, but as
y«t we have no explanation to c- ye. The switches
ere the regular low pressure pneumatic switches.
End al! chance of a split switch i.= impossible.
T're track is being examined dsiv and night.
Krs Anna E. White, who was ta.k»r to Belle
vue. tola this story of her experience
I was in seat No. 2. on the kft side, in the
front of the car. The train wont slowly up
through the yards, and was gathering speed at
about 59th-6t-. when, after a rumbling as we
w«ot «r«r a lot of awttches, the car seemed to
Itere th* trsek and swing sharprj to the. left-
Then the side of the car caved in and showers
of splir.te.rs. cinders and dust came in. I was
knockc-d over and pinioned under my chair,
and I became unconscious. T dimrv remember
being carried into another car. and then of going
In a train to the depot, whence I came here.
There was great commotion when the car left
the track. The women - reamed, a. id some of
the men lost control of themselves, ion. though
most of them were coo] and helped the women.
One man. very much excited kept shouting.
"Open the door: open the noor;' and he didn't
make a move to do anything himself.
Mr. Hines. husband of one of th-^ injured
•women, said: •
They treated me like a dog at the Grand Cen
tral Station when I went there after I heard of
the injury to rr.y wife. I got there at 12:20
o'clock. It was after 2 o"clock before i could
get any one to te]i where my wife was. I
finally found her In the womei waitin— room.
Now, all that time officials knew where she was
and could have told me. 1 told them I -was her
husband, but they made believe they didn't
know where she was.
Ths accident yesterday occurred near the
Scene of the disaster of January 8, 1902. in
which seventeen persons were killed and about
Thirty injured. Yesterday's accident. Indirectly,
was due to the- former accident, because the
■witch which spread yesterday is parr of the
trackage which is being disturbed in the tunnel
In the extensive improvements which are herfng
made at the terminal as a re?i:!f of the disaster
of three y^ars ago. That disaster was caused
by an engineer of a White Plains local tra.in of
th» Harlem division running past a danger
Signal m the fog. His locomotive crashed into
the rear end of a New-Haven train which had
been held in the tunnel a few fee t north of
On February 2<\ 18W., a New-Haven train
going north in the tunnel crashed into a train
of empty cars, and six p^rsnns were killed and
ssveral were hurt. The collision caused the,
CTwturning of a.n old fashioned stove in one of
the -wrecked cars, petting fire to the rar. making
tfc* accident more horrible. This disaster led to
•• aboiition of stoves on New-Haven cars.
Chicago Broker Disappears —
Charged with Taking $50,000.
rp r T>!»rrsph to The Trib'ir,*. 1
Chicago. Sept. IS.— Charged wit* having ab
sconded with $50.«Vn"' belonging to hf= clients.
Ernest Jones, a bucket shop broker, at No. 22< : >
Ijl PaHe-st.. is being sought by the police. It is
be!jo V ed he has fled from Chicago. Warrants
have b*-en taken out far his arrest.
Jon*s was arrested a week ago on the charge.
of ke»pir.? a gambling house. After paying a
fin* of $50. it Is thought the l.ij<-k- f shop man
suddenly lef! Chicago According to Detective
%V'oindg-e, Jones came to <^hicag^o from New-
York a year ago and Immediately opened a
bucket Phop.
Yonkers Man Advertises for p. Rooster with
a Campanari Voice.
■VV.inted— A rooster wtth s barytone • olee,"
r»v? an advertte* In i Yonkers paper yes
terday* R. C. Phttli] who ke^ps ■ grocery
srore. at No. ■..'""• Klrn-st . said one of hfs neigh
bers had offered an objection to a rooster he
owwC, which crowed In a tenor vow. and ljad
hi-n summoned to the Court of Special Sessions
on a barge of /nair.taining a nuisance, The
jw:;.:<? io!J Phillips to get a rooster Ith different
mosteal charactertetioa, and Phillips immediately
itm rted the advertiaement.
Will bnns a gmlle of jej to youi Sick.
H. T. Dcmey & Sens Co . i3a Fulton St.. New York
x^- Bl^wT r^ h w^^ r , T ad .. XEW-YORK. TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 19. 1905. -FOURTEEN PAGES.^tJ^T;^u». PRICE THREE CENTS.
The Plan Believed to Meet the Presi
dent's Approval.
St. Petersburg. Sept. IS.- -Emperor \*lrhola.s
again appears bo .Tore the, world as a promoter
of universal pecc». Before th.> peace treaty has
been ratified his majesty has issued invitation?
to a second peace conference at The Hague.
That th" Kmperor has takon this step was
learned to-day from a source which leaves no
shadow of doubt of its authenticity.
It i<= officially announced that "the Rassian
government proposes to address the foreign
powers with a view to the. holding? of a second
peace conference at The Hague." but it Is known
that negotiations preceding this announcement
that the government "proposed" to address the
powers wer» entered into especially with th«*
United States and were conducted with the
frrea.fe«sT secrecy.
The announcement created the greatest Fur
prise here, and that Russia should plan a second
conference despite the steps already taken by
President RoooevcH was aiso heard with amaze
ment. It seems cl»ar that such a step could not
have been taken by Russia without first reach
ing: a complete und«-standin? with President
Roosevelt. The fact that President Roosevelt is
reported as being: entirely in sympathy with thA
proposal, that he is said to believe that to the
initiator of the first Hague conference should
belong the honor of convoking the second, and
that he gladly acceded to the Russian proposal,
is dear proof that the conference has already
been called, and that President Roosevelt relin
quished his part in It to the Emperor.
There is strong reason to believe that the
news, even of the intention of the Russian gov
ernment, would not have been given out unless
invitations had already been sent to the powers
and. possibly, unless their answers had been re
The question arises how the invitation was
communicated to Japan In view of the lack of
diplomatic relations, but the invitation may be
delayed until such relations hay« been resumed,
or it may have been forwarded through ths
United States.
It was impossible to learn to-night the pro
posed date of the second conference, but it prob
ably will not be greatly delayed. Russia, as
the power convoking the conference, will prob
ably submit an official programme, the other
powers submitting suggestions.
J. W. Boyd Confesses Embezzlement
from Public Health Service.
Washington, Sept. IS. — James W. Boyd. a clerk
In the Public Health and Marine Hospital Serv
ice, was arrested to-day on a warrant sworn
[ out by W. P. "Worcester, chief clerk of that of
! rice, charging hira with embezzlement. The dls
j covery of facts leading to the charge was mado
i last Thursday, in Boyd's absence, and the
' amount abstracted will, according to Boyd's con
; fession, reach not less than $20,000.
It was Boyd's duty to prepare bills for the
' approval of the surgeon general, and when
j checks were signed they were delivered to him
to be mailed to the persons for whom they were
intended. Tt is charged that he manipulated the
bill« by erasing the dates and amounts of dupli
cates left in the office, and that he secured the
money on the checks by indorsing on the checks
the names of the firm? to which they were is
sued. The defalcation has been in progress for
the last three years, but Boyd was not suspected
until a recent illness compelled him to be ab
sent and made It necessary for some one else
; to assume his duties. When his desk was
j opened a number of suspicious documents were
I found. This discovery led to an investigation
I by Surgeon General Wyman and Chief Clerk
I Worcester with the result that the case was
t placed in the hands of the Secret Service of-
I fleer« who made the arrest. Property belong
i lng to Boyd valued at about $8,000 has been
i seized.
Boyd had been in the Public Health Service
about twelve years, and was appointed from
Westchester County, New-York. He was well
known about town, especially so because of his
fondness for automobiling. His salary was $1,800
a year. The members of his family are said to
be travelling in Europe.
When taken before United States Commis
sioner Taylor, Boyd waived a hearing and was
held in $10,000 bail.
Xaval Constructor Evans Excluded
from Court Martial
Mare Island, Cal.. Sept. 18. -The court martial
to try Commander Lucien Toungf. of the United
Stares gunboat Bennington, in connection with
a fata! boiler explosion at San Diego Beveral
weeks a«o. held its opening session to-day.
Commander Young. Judge Gear, the defendant's
! attorney, and the full board were present.
Holden Evans, naval constructor, fas in the
room and this gave rise to the question of the
exclusion of naval experts. After consulting
j the naval rules and regulations. Rear Admiral
! Olass decided that Constructor Evans must re
i tire. The charges and specifications were read.
land Commander Young pleaded not guilty to
each of the Six charge*.
Lieutenant rates, of the Bennington, called as
i trif first witness, was not present. Ernest E.
I West, judge advocate, was then called. H-» de
posed that he was custodian of the logs of the
Bennington, at Washington. West produced
th.» logs for the last days of the months of No
vember and December. IflOft. and said thnT for
the first six months of this year th» logs were.
! not filled ont under the signature of Commander
i I.ucWi Young. West vas dismissed as a wit
! nee* and warned by Admiral Glass not to dis
\ cum the trial outside the courtroom. West then
| r^=u!n<=d his sear as judge advocate.
Jolin C. Hannon. a water tender on th° Ben
nlngfon, said boiler F5 had been out of order one
year and rf r month?, all the other boilers hav
ing been repaired.
___ - 1 1
Canadians Say Vessel Failed to Take Clear- 1
ance Papers Two Years Ago.
iiigb-- N S.. Sept 18 — Acting on instructions !
iasueA by Customs Inspector Jones, of Digby, j
government officer, to-day seised the Eastport. ;
*„. S rhooner Glendal* at Campobeh N B.
Two rears ago. it is claimed, the schooner
neglected to take OUt Clearance papers before
ieavinc the latter port, and Inc. that time
'•anadlan offlceni have been »«*tta« her *p
pearance in British waters.
Th A Gl«ndale will be •tripped and towed ro
B t Andrews, N 8.. if a deposit of $400 is not
made bjg the &wners.
Charl"tt»town. P. E L, Sept. 18.— Prince \^u\s
of Battenb«Tg was cordially received here to-day
Th<9 British squadron under h's command will sail
to-morrow morning for Halifax. Outside thai r nrr
the warships -will have target practice. The squad
ron will sail from Halifax for Annapclis on October
CP Thence the -warships will go to New-York leav
ing that port on November 13 for Gibraltar.
Washington, Sept. IS —The State Department has
been informed that Prince Louis of Battenberg -will
bs in "Washington on November 2. The squadron
Police Probe Anew Into Woman's
Alleged Suicide.
Swampscoft, Mass., Sept 18.— Police Chief
Harris announced this afternoon that the in
quiry into the sudden death of Mrs. Jennie P.
Chase h»re la«?t week had been reopeneS In
response to public opinion. Mrs. Chase, who
•was one of the wealthy summer residents, waa
found dying from gas inhalation, and she died
three days lat^r. Medical Examiner Joseph
Pinkham. -who was also the Chase family physi
cian, pronounced the case one of suicide and
declined to perform an autopsy.
Chief Harris .-aid to-day that he favored an
autopsy. He added that the District Attorney
and the, state police were taking part In the. re
newed investigation, and that an autopsy might
be ordered. Mrs. Chase's body was buried Sat
Chief Harris had a talk with Dr. Hora.-"
Chase, husband of the dead woman. Dr. Chase
told the chief that if the officials decided to
perform an autopsy he would assist them in
every possible way. The chief ha 3 obtained
possession of a bottle which contained chloral,
a drug Mrs. Chase had taken at times to induce
sleep. Judge John W. Berry, of the Lynn polic
court, held a conference with Medical Examiner
Pinkham this afternoon. Judge Berry said be
desired a thorough investigation of the case
Medical Examiner Pinkham admittei that, a
woman called him by telephone last week and
spoke of a threat alleged to hay« been made
by some person agalns* Mm Chaae. The au
thorities, however, do not rftgarl this message
as one of great value. Leonard P. Phillips, a
brother of Mrs. Chase, said to-night that there
was no question but that his Bister committed
suicide No ons had anything to gain by her
death, he thought, and he was opposed to an
Slight Intestinal Operation—Rest
ing Comfortably.
Chicago Sept. IS.-President Harper of the
University of Chicago has undergone another
operation" and. according to a statement Issued
by his family to-night, he is resting comfortably.
The operation, which was performed on Sundaj
night is said to have been but a slight one. to
relieve intestinal retention, and. although there
is much apprehension felt over his condition at
tne university, members of his family are confi
dent he will rally quickly. The statement of his
physicians la that he will be up and abmit his
ii^nal affairs within a few days.
TWs Tis the third time within th* last year
and a half that Dr. Hnrper has been on the
operating table.
Police Interfere in Time to Prevent
Blood >f Fight.
Th rival Chinese organizations were in a fair
way to a renewal of the bloody fights of sev
eral weeks ago. when the police swooped down
on the headquarters of the on Leon Tong at No.
14 Mott-SL last night and carted off half a
dozen men. There was a meeting of the On
I eon Tong at No. 14. and everything was going
along c-almly when the Hip Sing Ton. forces
broke in and proceeded to batter the faces of
the On Leon Tong men.
Several shots were fired and the noise attracted
the attention of persons on the outside. Acting
Captain Eggers-s men burst into the rooms and
arrested Kip Loch Chon* No. 14 Mott-st.: Lee
I>»v No 32 Mott-st.: Jim Lang, Charley Lee
and' Sam Tuck, all of No. 18 Mott-st and Tom
j cc' B secretary. Lee Tup, all members of the
HipPinK Tong- <^c On Leon Tong member
wi. ba.l.y injured in the fight, but refused to
be taken to a hospital.
Rumor of $100,000 Spent by Insur
ance Companies in Illinois.
rB - e! ,rraoh to Th ' Trlbßß*.]
ill I*-The sum with which the in
tvr3K"' \r,r,jmies bourht favorabl- action ■on
purance rnmrw ; antaE r,nisiio measures last
J1flO.«»«'. Din pawed aff-r wnsa-
Wt Through t»o HI . H()i^ -
t,onal 1 -^,^ raran ,« w.r. « emp
and easuity '^'f.^.of atv 85.000.00*
from isxaiion t« a sn , 5 oov^nor Deneeii did
Because ; • .'' suran^ - niHs . but allowed them to
no, sign the insuran
'n»wm« laws f>> n
h^ would <i". t .
'„ J( , p f is — Miw Bnsan X Dlrklr.-
Bcraaton. n *\'J» *■. _, till ta. won th,
son. ho ' -.„. «tor> con st In whim th^
prize in cJlumn * of' ei'ver dollar. equal to her
award is a column «»
unrler his command will lie j n the road? off
Annapolis while the commander In chief and his
etaff officer? make their visit to this city. They -will
r,o received by the Pre?id»r.t at the White House.
London. Sept. 18.- -The report from Halifax that
the visit of the British squadron, commanded by
Rear Admiral Prince Louis of Battenberg. to the
T'niifed States hap been abandoned on account of
the elections is erroneous It has, however, been
f^und that it will be more convenient for all con
cerned to postpone the vis
Alleged Irregularity in Grand Jury
Which Indicted Them.
Chicago, SepT 18.— By pleas in abatement at
torneys representing the seventeen meat pack
ers and other persons indicted by a federal
grand jury on charges of conspiring in a trust
to monopolize the meat business to-day at
tacked the position of the government. The at
tack was made against the impanelling of the
Jury. It alleged improper service of a summons
on John Murray, one of the jurors, unlawful
secrecy at the time the jury was drawn from
the box. unlawful presence of a stenographer in
the jury room during the hearing-, and the sub
sequent writing of the shorthand notes; that
the indictment was returned in the Eastern Di
vision of Illinois, although the Jury which found
the indictment was sitting in the Northern Di
vision of the Northern District.
The pleas were filed late this afternoon with
District Attorney C. B. Morrison, after an all
day conference between Attorney John S. Miller,
general counsel for the packers, and several as
sociate attorneys in the case. There were no
court proceedings, and the pleas have not yet
been properly filed with the clerk of the District
Court, but this will be done to-morrow.
The main grounJ on which the defendants
stand in the!- pleas is the presenoa of John Mur
ray in the jury. It is their assertion that the
jury was drawn from the box previous to
March 3, at which time a law redistricting the
Northern District of Illinois went into effect, ex
cludlng Kankak?e County, the home of John
Murray, from the Northern Division of th»
Northern District of Illinois. By the terms of
the new law this county was piaced in the East
ern Division of th^ Northern District, and there
fore not within the Jurisdiction of the court. It
is declared that Murray was served on March S.
five day 3 after the enactment of the law re
moving Kankakee County from this division, by
a deputy marshai of another division of the
One Man Badly Scalded and Many
Others Painfully Hurt.
Through the hurstiner of a boiler tube in the
plant of the United Electric Light and Power
Company, in East 29th-st.. last nlght v one man
was painfully burned and several others less
seriously scalded. The tube which burst was
one in a 1.600-horsepower bolier. Twelve fire
men, the chief engineer and half a dozer, coal
passers were in the boiler room when the ex
ploajon occurred.
There are fourteen other similar boilers In the
room, and the men were engaged In tending
them. When boiler No. "> exploded, Kerr. the
chief engineer, was thrown frorr. his feet and
enveloped in the ecaldlnig steam. Thomas Ford,
a fireman, grabbed him and dragged him
through a doorway Into clearer air.
Nearly all tiie other men escaped without in
jury Kerr and four others were taken to Belle
vne all but the engineer going home as soon
as their burn.- had been treated. Kerr was
burned painfully about the head and shoulders.
One of Negroes Who Waylaid Two
Florida Officers Shot.
Tampa. Fla., Sept l& An attempt was made
to assassinate Sheriff Wyatt and Chief Deputy
Jolner. of Manatee County. last night. n»ar
Braidentown. The men were riding along the
road when a party of n^sroes fired on them from
ambush. Neither was hit. The officers returned
the fire, killing one negro. Th<» other assailants
esrap^d. but are being pursued by a posse.
Uncle Sam and John Bull Form
a Protective Alliance.
Boston. Sept. 18. Dr. L. O. Howard, who was
sent to Europe In June by the Massachusetts
entomological official* for the purpose •>!' col
lecting and shipping to this country parasites
for the suppression of the gypsy and brown tall
moths, returned to Boston to-day. H- an
nounced that he had made an agreement with
European officials "hereby they ill ship to
this country the insects needed here fur the
moth warfare, in return for American parasites
wht.-h are needed abroad
Speaking of his plans. Dr Howard said that
the parasites he had secured merely WOUW keep
the moth pesl in check, and that property
owners should not In any way relax their
watchfulness over their frees.
,By T»!P«rr*oh la T 1 "-- TWWW.I
Arbor Vi'Hi. Wis.. Sept. IS.-Betting with another
ccok that he cpuM drink a quart of lemon extract
in one STIIP Warren Allen to-day m.ide good his
btMtt btrt forfeited his Iff- Soon after drinking
the extract h« wis fik<>n violently iii *ud dle<l.
miter Mveral attacks of convuiaw"*-
Richard S. Fay Kills Himself at His
Country Home.
After playing pinochle with his wife until
midnight nn Sunday. Richard S. Fay. forty years
old. reputed to he TV.-irtri millions, a^d -''" was
formerly well known in Boston, commuted -ui
cide yesterday morning by shooting himself at
his country home. Vallej View Farm, on »h»»
outskirts of Ratonah, N. T. It Is ?aid that
about two years ago Mr. Fay tried to kill him
self at the Calumet Club, this city, hy taking
Hs W3« a divorced mart, and hi : present, wife
was a divorced woman. H married her Sep
tembor 22. of last year, and about two months
ago he began divorce proceed!] against her.
About a wepk a?o they bad a quarrel and. it
Is S«M; tie rlrov<* her and her little girl by a
former husband away from their country place.
Mrs. Fay returned a fe-.v -lays ago to get her
effe.-ts and the couple became reconciled tem
Last night they sat up playing pinochle. Mrs.
Fay told Coroner Weisendanger that she retired
at midnight. She had been gone but a few tnin
utes when she heard a pistol shot. and. on going
downstairs, found her husband lying on the sit
ting room floor. d°ad. The bullet hnd entered
the right side of the head just above the ear, and
death was Instantaneous
T- ne Kays own a beautiful place ' ! Katonah,
consisting of about seventy acres and a large
mansion, and keep a stabla of fne tint?"?. He
bought rh« place aoVral six years ago. Little Is
known in Katonat about, hi? business affairs,
bur it. is said that h» had a largp Income
Fay evidently contemplated suicide on S
• lay afternoon, as he cleaned th« revolver and
loaded it with fresh shells. Fay's mother sailed
for Europe a few days ago, and he expected
thaf she would call on him before she went
abroad, but she did not. and h° became despond
ent, hi? wife says, over this slight on her part
i roroner Wei.^pndanger took charge of the body
and ordered It removed to Hoyt Brothers" un
dertaking establishment at Katonah. The body
will be burled in Boston.
Fay's suit for a divorce is still pending be
fore a referee.
Ktrin, Ninguta and Tsitsihar Among
the Free Towns.
London, Sept 19.— The correspondent of "The
Morning Post" at Shanghai says that <"hina has
decided to open Kirin. Ninguta, Hun -Chun.
Htvan-Tun and Tsirsihar in Manchuria to for
eign tr
Forty Thousand Cases of American Oil
Bought at Public Sale.
London, Sept. 19.— The correspondent of 'The
Morning Post" at Shanghai says:
The first public sale of American oil since the
boy.-ott was r!<=.-lar*d took place Saturday, wti°n
40.000 cases were sold
Three Men Badly Hurt in Explosion
of Fireworks.
An explosion injured four men and wrecked
the fireworks factory of the Jerome Fireworks
Company, on the Hackensack meadows, a
quarter of a mile from the Hackensack Plank
Road, in Fairview, last evening. The factory
was a one story fram° building, 4O by *>0 feet.
It was wrecked by the explosion and then
practically destroyed by a fire which followed.
The four men injured were the only ones at
work in the building at the time.
What caused the explosion is not known. The
company manufactures bombs and rockets, and
uses a considerable quantity of high explosives.
The explosion took place just as the men were,
prepared to quit work.
Glovanio Catilll sustained a broken leg. a hole
was torn in his left side and he was cut, bruised
and irned so that he will probably die from th^
injuries". Nicola Dicapoll was burned about the
body and face and cut and bruised Luigi
Vecchioni had a splinter twelve Inches long
driven into one of his thighs and the fesh torn
from his right arm. besides sustaining cuts and
burns. All three are in a serious condition.
i;iii«f»ppe Marvelli was cut and burned, i>ui was
able to go home. _
Governor Orders Indiana Officers
to Make Quarterly Adjustments.
rrtr Telegraph to Th» TriV.m- T
Indianapolis. Sept. — Governor Haniy has
ordered the State officers hereafter to settle,
with the State of Indiana every three month?,
instead of making annual and semi-annua set-
Uements, as heretofore. The officers will comply.
The Governor bases his order on a clause in
the Appropriation bill, which declares that the
officers shall not ■ eive their salaries until set
tlements are made. Another law requires sal
arii-s to be paid every three months.
Kentucky Negress Dies After Light
ing Clothes— Angry at Husband.
lt- v xol'erarh to The Tribun-. 1
Lexington. Ky.. Sept l&— Sophia Leaven, an
eccentric nepro woman, committed suicide in an
unusual manner to-day. Hh- plied her bed cloth-
Ing in .in alley, and taking a lighted candle got
into the middle of th>- pile and set it on fire.
The flame? were discoverer] and the fire ex
tinguished, but she died a few hours later. She
said she was angry ai her husbanti md wanted
to die.
Would Commemorate 300 th Anniversary of
Founding English Church in America.
! P-. Tel^cranh lo Th* Tr>bu-» .
Richmond. Va., Sept. IS.— King Edward of F.rg
land has offered to »rive a Bible to the Bruton
Episcopal Church at Williamsbtir*. It will be ps
pedal!]) Inscribed and Is designed to commemorat*
the Mtth anniversary of the establishment of the
Church of Kngland in America. Bruton Church
is irded as the successor of th» Epis-.-opal
Church, th<» ruins i<f whiCD are still standing at
.lanr'r'tow n.
Aherdeen. & P . S«pt. IS — Rain-in-the-F:<ce. who
was one of th* le^din? chiefs in the ( "uster mai
■acre, and is saifi to have personally kil!»d O»n<»rai
• >jst»r. di*i at the standing; Rock R»«««rvAtton,
6 D.j September U. K*in-in-thc-Face wa* iJxty
two >eaxa old.
Cutting "Lei Down Easy"—
Tammany. He Says.
The city r<-rr>n-itree of the Citizen.* UhkA, at
a lirsrely attended m**tlnsr last nisht. diplo
matically indorsed the action of President Cut
ting In belting the fusion caucus on Thursday
last at the Fifrh Avenue Hotel, and fh- by
fon^ resolution ro-e?r.ib!!?»hed its lin»s of
c.-inimuni'iifion with the f unionist'--, having
thine* in shape no that negotiations for a -"I
ti<ket can be reopened to-day and ' <rri«*d to a
successful rompletlon.
Tli" rentiment In th<» mooting last nitrhf was
overwhelmingly in favor of staying in he fusk>n
army, and doing everything possible to malM
successful coalition.
After disruw which showed unmistakably
that the n ttment of the city ronimittee vu in
favor of fusion. the follow ins resolution, submit
ted by John Brooks Leavitt. was adopted:
Whereas this body las unanimously approved
the withdrawal of the committee of sixteen from
the conference of the anti-Tammany orsantov
tions. and has done so on the ground that the
other parties to the conference bad steadily
omitted to confer:
Resolved. Thif the committee of sixteen be
requested to take steps to ascertain whether
those other bodies are now willine to enter into
real conference, and. if so. that said committee
of sixteen is hereby authorized to onfer nltll
President Cutting said last night that his con
ference committee of sixteen had had under con
sideration, and would have laid before the con
| f»»renc° last Thursday night, the name of Bor
ougl) President Littleton of Brooklyn as a can
didate for Mayor.
"But," said he. "we hiv» not seen Mr. Little*
ton and do not know whether he would accept
a nomination or not '
This probably means that if Justice Gayncr i
will not accept a nomination Mr. Littleton can,
have it. Tn answer to a question about Justice
Gaynor's availability. Mr. Cutting said:
"Th° name of Justice Gaynor wa? not brought
up to-night."
"But did not'your enmmitt"? on nomln*ti<*n«
by resolution pass on him unfavorably?" he was
"Yes." said Mr. Cutting, "1 beli*v« that is a
fact. Until that action is reconsidered it stands
as the judgment of the .-ommitfee."
"Th conference rommittee will mwt to
morrow afternoon at 8:30 o'dock,** said Mr.
Cutting. "We are just where we were befor*
we started in. We are not back in the confer
ence. bur we are open to suggestion. We shall
make no overtures to th« organizations that took
part in the conference on last Thursday night.
Thei-e was nothing approaching a conference in
the deliberations of the conferrees up to th«
time of the last adjournment. We were not
allowed to discuss names, and. as set forth in
our statement, wh°n the conference adjourned.
we felt that it was useless tt> continue the con
"Are you inxious to join a fusion movement
against Tammany Hall?- Mr. Cutting was
"Certainly we nr»." said h<s. '"vVe said so In
our statement last spring, and we stand by that
At the meeting last ntsht James B. Butler. «f
Brooklyn, moved that the names of John Ford.
Justice ?armiel Seabury and C'iivin Tomkins
y^ presented to the fusion conference for Mayor
alty candidates. The motion was tabled.
About 125 members attended. Some of those
present were President Cutting. Dr. E. R. L.
Gould. Calvin Tomldn*. Timothy Healy, John
J. Young, Alfred J. Boulton, Abner S. Haia:ht.
F. C. Huntington, Arthur F. Cosby, John Ford.
A . H. Stebbins and James B. Butler.
The first question presented was the report
of the conference committee. President Cutting
mad-* a long speech, and was liberally ap
piauded. By unanimous vote his report «aa
pted, and the action of the committee in
leaving the conference was approved. That mo
tion was, as one of the radicals put it. to "let
Mr. Cutting down easy."
Almost instantly men were on their feet ask
in if this was the end of the fusion movement
for the Citizens Union. A. H. Stebbins. OS
Brooklyn, offered a motion directing the confer
enc « committee at once to re-establish Itself
with the other fusion bodies. The language of
the motion was rather undiplomatic, and as It
grated on the feelings of the Cutting men. it
was laid Ol the table.
nPr speakers said that it would destroy th«
union and make it a laughing stock with th*
votera of th» city if it forsook fusion after its
]or time professions. This sentiment was weil
nisrh universal. Every one wanted a re-estab
lishment of amicable relations with the aatt-
Tammany bodies in the fusion movement, but
no one wanted to hurt Mr. Cutting's feellnir*
by moving a resolution of censure or disapproval
of the committee's work. Finally a modified]
resolution, dlre-.-ting the conference committea
to continue its work for fusion, was unanimously
adopted, and that is the way the matter wa»
left. The net result was an indirect reproof for
President Cutting and an op«r> door for further
co-operation with the fusionists.
"The sentiment for fusion was simply <iv*r
whelmhig," sa 1 ex-Senator Ford, "and there i 9
no doabi in my mind that by the end of th«
eek everything will be in good shape again."
After the meeting. Captain Arthur F. Cosby
said that a resolution \\h<l been carried prac
ti(>;, mously directing the committee of
sixteen to rpop.-n negotiations with the fusion
"The mittee of sixteen will hold a meeting
at Mr. Cutting's office to-morrow at ■''■"■' •aid
Captain Cosby. rr> consider ways and means.
The same members are retained. Th«* committee,
according to the resolution. i--= uninstnicted. Thj
members wUi have to decide then whether to
send word to the fusion conference that tt«
Citizens Union would like to b~ r ea«lmitt-?d t»
th conferences. <>r to wait until soi word
comes from them Iting lii* union to r*.--pen
"Nothing v.as decided about a ,-andidate. and
the committee Is n-.r Btructed now as to th*
adoption of any candidate put forward (>y th
Republicans or any other organization. Three
names were considered by the meeting to
night those of Senator John Ford. Judg« Sea
buo and Calvin Tomkins. Nothing d«»ctstv«
was done."
Justin Gaynor's name was not mentioned
officially at tn* meeting, but before nfl after
his chances were discussed by lembers of th*
union. Justice Gaynor has a few stanch frlendt.^
but rit;7 Union sentiment, according to i>n«
of the union's most influential members, la ;
largely against him. ,'
In the course of the meeting Calvin Tomklns
by the Tw«Bttota Century Limited of th« v *»
V,rk Ontta! Lin<»s. l#av« New York 1.30 p. m^.
arrive Chicago S3O next morning. "VXJi^ $ft*tej|
thousand-mile rtd« la Ui« world*— — ■

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