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V OL LXV .N° 21.623.
iGERJIAX-RUSSIAXTIE
fOBKCAST OF ALLIAXCE.
r irn jf,rnvt Toast by the Czar to His
Neighbor Sovereign.
Petersburg. Jan. 27.— A new grouping: of
_.- of Europe, with Germany and Rus
tiw p^
3V fd fide by side in the closest frlend
nd the alliance of the empire with re
t-lirar. France lagging in the rear, was fore
'" . words of Emperor Nicholas at a
. n fit Tfarskoe-Pelo to-day in honor of
lanf neon
BBperor WHttunf« birthday.
, "•g before, a brilliant company of Russian
. QafTlf " representatives to propose a toast
gjjij w. >" m *^
German Emperor, Emperor Nicholas
net Mi Jrv " '-*' Pald Blowl >' and dlBtl >''
mU ****** ""** word:
wi.h • n ths health of the Emperor of Ger
!*2d^lnTot Prussia, my brother and very
Sir friend.
nf phrases chosen were significant enough
tUnselves. the Emperor in previous years
yrire propose* the health of the Emperor
-gboat the qualifying expression of brotherhood
tad friend? --ir. bat. turning to Herr yon Bchoen.
German Arobaoaflor. who was standing at
» rirfct «* - I^r-pcror grasped him by the hand
«r-< !? reported to have eaid:
■;. Frtre _c-est plus <iue allied ("Brother-thafs
rcre than ally.")
The momentOM utterance was In the great
rrg hall of the Alexander or "Little" Palace
- fkßlskoe-Selo. where the Emperor has his ,
10* resM«oe. The Empress ar.d Grand Duke
md»ei •«• resent at the luncheon, to which
%at bHted. besides. all the members of the I
C^Bsn Etebasar ' * the Court Minister, j
Baron Fred»rirks. many high dignitarlea ° th I
court, few rata. admirals and ail the Russian j
PfchtJ of the German Order Of the Black !
Btf c. whne the presence of Count Witts, the j
Prtrr>: and Count Lair.sdcrS. the Foreign (
Kilter gave ministerial sanction to the speech. :
AU were In foil uniform. The Dmperor and (
Gri r.d Duke Michael wore the uniforms of th* ■
Prussian regiments cf which they are honorary
co\ar.e.*
T: . Emperor's choice of the word ally indi
cates ... the - wive alliance with Franca
ii still considered binding, but andoubtedly, as
has been the gosslP In diplomatic circles here
for Borne time, not a hair's breadth beyond the j
.letter cf the treaty providing for common action j
only In case France Is not the aggressor. There
i, no teTilr.* how soon this treaty -will be al
lowed to become tr.effecfcve.
The present relations between Germany and.
Russia have been a matter of slow but steady
growth, and signs of the r.ew alignment have
long been in the air. Elnce the outbreak, of the
Ru«o-Jaf>«rie*a War. the warm personal friend- '
ehlp always existing between the two monaxchs .
ha« been knit closer, and tha many material
tekenj ct friendship manifested by Germany In .
tie course cf the war, compared, with the luke- j
warm rapport to which Prance was limited by
bsr new found anderstandlng with Great Brit- ,
am, tea combined to build up strong Germano
jfeDs ten:in-;er.t In Influential quarters in St.
Petersburg. At the same time much of the
aeoestlty to France of the Frar.oo-Russian alii- j
satt ranched wtten France clasped bands •with
Crett Brt'ain.
The present relations between Qciuiaay and !
Bussla wen sJ i the text of an address dcliv
***& by Ambassador yon Bchoen "before the Ger
nan residents of Bt Petersburg who assembled
thii rrer.'.rsr In honor cf Emperor William's an
tiversarj-. Ha Epoke -with confidence of the j
■■■» exist!-? between the empires, and said i
tb * !r "S*tteM went r.o closer or more friendly !
sow. perhaps, thin b-fore in th& history of the
t*o nations.
*■■■■ tha caCeza at the German Embassy
to offer their congratulations on the
■■Peroi- blrO ! .;.• ■ •■Mr. Meyer, the Amer
kSj Amhtwi lor, e.r.l Count Lamsdorff, who
ctZled in person.
KAISER AIMS AT PEACE.
Count yon Ballestrem Tells of Em
peror's Recent Efforts.
Berlin. Jar.. 27,— 0n the occasion to-night of
c B eichs^g's dir.ner in honor of the Em-
Pwor'i bbthdar. Cotmt yon Ballestrem. Presl
- f - of the lu:!chstag. toasted his majesty,
Jr* or ' : >' * mbltlon since his aooession, he
' -. h&l bees to preserve peace for Germany
Sfjf C "' ■"■" ""- a Of the world. He was re
m? ' mperor*i powerful influence In
?■*• t: '" '■■-" -Japanese war. united with
«st cf (ha "noale-hearted Roosm-elt." and also
l "HlllwmrtT—»w^tftg over Morocco, which al
■••ilefl to a > ad end and had been adjusted.
Sltntvon Ballestmß said that strong anna
*"■ were best for the preservation of peace.
t^l't* 1 tberef >re the Reichstag ought to sup-
L2 1 -' Emperor** policy and grant the neces
(sTs' n iriirK>sl!.g force In support
StfSTS MTJEDEREE IN SKIETS.
2«Uctve, Dressed as Comic Opera Artist,
Dots Dime Novel "Stunt"
r [By Velagfapb To The Tribune .]
*"*srUle. Ky., Jkn. 27.— A woman who naid she
" E^er.:a Coibjr« an artist, of New- York, ap-
J** 1^ KMnstal wfetks ago in several counties In
-*^*'U KsßtOCkjr, wearing two revolvers buckled
[**\ '•' wci^r, \ewiing five, ASgS and riding on
JJj?* H: " 6:Ud 6h * was e ettln^ material for
when t:.* returned to New- York.
Wfiss <,~*:'.'-A closely «he would mount her horse.
•1 e^tr pTfAmrtltg difficult equestrian feats.
*JJ ride Mar.
n-lty j t de ve i o;;>e< that the supposed woman Is
dttecUve lined Colby, in searota of a
25** r> -- ■anted !n en Inland county In T«-xas.
Sf. Cr ■fconi th«re was |2,(j>« reward. The d>t.- \<\.t
iji' :r " 1 tho nrair<ierer In Taylor County, where he
""** teirntd, thinking tnseir immune from cciptui-.-.
ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO.
&£;• €ur:»«t Itout« via. Washington. Th«no»
W.err. H^iway. A. & W. P.. W. of Ala., L. «c
f.' soaet Aiiii^x Pullman Drawlr.K-room Sleeiiln^
iy- l>fcv« New York Daily at 4.2& P. M. Hew
"« OOoeai and llai Uroadway .-^Advt.
FLORIDA'S FAMOUS TRAINS.
1 *. A Kla. {Special." 210 P. M.. -Fla. & West
BS*/«L a »:2£ A. M Unexcelled service. Via
J££ * Atlantic Coast list, X.ISI B^ajr. N. Y.-
To-day, rmtn.
To-morrow, fair; fr«ih northerly wlnfe.
DOOM CAPITQL STAIRS.
EXPERTS FIX!) CRACKS.
State Architect Says Building Is
Safe — A bly Embarrassed.
Albany. Jan. 27— The great Assembly stair
rase, in the northeast corner of the Bute Cap
itol, after beins for several years under suspi
cion, owing to crack? developing in the support-
Ing piers. was virtually condemned to-day, at
least for the time being. The trustees of public
buildings, consisting of Governor Higgins. Lieu
tenant Governor Bruce and Speaker Isworth
of the Assembly, on the recommendation of
George L. Heine, State Architect, directed Super
intendent Robert J. Hill, of the Department of
Public- Buildings, to barricade all the approaches
to the. staircase on all four floors of the Capitol
and keep the public away from what is now
regarded as a zone of danger. Thiß action closes
rot only the staircase and the Assembly ele
vators, but the main entrance to the ABsembly
chamber itself. The recommendation of Mr.
Helns Is based on -i report to htm by William
Barclay Parsons and Daniel E. Moran. expert
engineers, of New- York City, aft a preliminary
examination of th« staircase and Its Immediate
environment. Tho trustees of public build
ings recently Instructed Mr. Helns to make a
thorough examination of the staircase, and he
called in the two engineers, whose report was
placed in the hands of the. trustees to-day.
. The engineers advised the State Architect that
the conditions which have caused the cracks
observed for several years were still in force, a
state of great Internal stress existing In the
staircase structure, and that the safety of the
public demanded that people should be excluded
from Its use because of the danger of falling
pieces of stone, if not a collapse of the stair
case itself. They describe the condition as
characterised by spall, the technical word for
the splitting off of feather-edged chips of stone,
showing the immense pressure exerted upon the
white Dorchester freestone, of which the stair
case is constructed.
They say that a considerable time must now
be consumed in a minute examination of the
structure, a study of th« Integrity of the Capi
tol building as a whole. inspection of the founda
tions by "test pits," and even an examination
into the geological formation underlying tha
building.
Governor Higpins this afternoon declined to
make any statement on the subject of tho trus
tees' action, or to authorize the publication of
the engineers' report, but he and the other trus
tees deprecate any sensational statements of
the situation. They insist that they were moved
simply by reasonable prudence. In view of he
fact that the legislature la In session, and that
large numbers of persons have been using that
t-taircase and the adjacent elevators, and the
to omit no precaution in the Interest of
public safety. They admit no feeling that any
part of the Capitol except the staircase Itself Is
In any sort of danger.
Mr. Helns declared this afternoon his firm be
lief that the troubio was limited to the stair
case itself. He said:
If we can save the staircase we Intend to do
bo, but k" It is found impossible to remedy the
tiriuus defects which have been found to exist
the staircase will have to come down. It* my
opinion the trouble is purely local as regards
-t of the building, and applies to the stair
case only. A furih- lAtlon may show
that the approaches to thf> staircase and ele
vators may be used with safety. Messrs. Par
«ons and Moran spent all day last Thursday ex
< the staircase, and it was upon their
report to me that the trustees decided that it
would be bt-st to exclude the public for th^
time being from that part of the building. I
have made arrangements with both of these
srs to make several Inspections of the
building during the next month or ro. If it
1b deemed advisable to remove the present stair
case It will entail a large expenditure, and for
that reason everything possible will be done
to avoid such a necessity.
One of the complications of the situation Is
that while other stairways are Independent
structures, the Assembly staircase in built Into
the building proper, and its settling Involves to
some extent the surrounding structure.
Speaker Wadsworth said this afternoon that
the closing of the Assembly entrance would
greatly embarrass that house. Entrnnr* to the
Assembly will now require a roundabout trip
through the Senate lobby and the west corridor
of tho building. He expressed the opinion that
bt be many months before the condition
could be remedied.
The famous papier-mache celling of the As
sembly chamber, which replaced the remarkable
groined arch celling and involved the destruction
of the notable Hunt mural paintings In that
chamber, and cave rise to the "ceiling scandal"
of 1889, was erected at the same time that tho
Last Important repairs to the Assembly staircase
were made.
The Capitol building was begun in 1867, was
firpt occupied by the legislature In 1879, and the
last expenditure for construction was $20,980, in
1699. The building has cost the people $24,^66,
082 67, of which 1645.179 53 was for the pur
chase of land.
ral years ago the Assembly staircase was
found to be In had condition, and underwent a
thorough overhauling, with extensive repairs.
Borne of the present cracks trace their beginning
to that time, tho engineers in their report said.
The staircase piers seem to be «> -tiling still. In
1888. when the trouble was noticed lirst. a new
foundation waa built for this staircase. At that
time the contractor who did the work protested
against the method of construction, urging that
this staircase structure should be separate en
tirely from the foundations of the building, as is
the case in the Senate stairway.
FALL DAZES WOMAN.
Found in Cemetery After Three
Hours' Search.
After a three hours' search the police and a
score of the residents of Dongan Hills. Staten
Island, found Mrs. Arthur Walker, a well known
resident of that section, sitting In a dazed con
dition In the Moravian Cemetery last night. Mrs.
Walker was out horseback riding, and was
thrown *ff her horse on the road which runs
through this cemetery.
It was almost dark when she was returning
home and she was thrown in one of the loneliest
parts' of the cemetery. Bbc was not seriously
Injured, but too da» to find her way home
alone Her borse was standing a hundred feet
away Her husband told the police when she
di.l not return at I o'clock, and the whole fore
in that section turned into a searching party.
WARD. GRAS-NEW YORK TO NEW OR
LEANS AND RETURN-$37.78.
Via Waehlntfon and the Southern Hallway A *
W. I'-. *•<*£ rod reuirnlng until March 1.
February 21 to -'• r ° March v h can be hft(l by
IMrt. ,B« l «Vi k J and isylTiK BO.: at "•" Orleans.
deposit „y , .A,lvt.
FAST SERVICE TO MEXICO.
The New TO* OgtgJ
to M-xlco via Xt "'Jjj - ; ho •;• " of Mexico Several
feu^BeVwel York Central Ucket .cents tor par-
Uoulars^-AdvU .
NEW- YORK. SUNDAY. JANUARY 28. 1906.-5 PARTS. FIFTY-EIGHT PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS.
THE CAPITOL AT ALBANY.
The Assembly staircase ' *■ baa been condemned.
VAN SCHAICR TO PRISON
CAPTAIX IN COLLAPSE.
Ten Years for Slocum Master-
Scapegoat, Friends Say.
Captain William H. Van Sohalck. the master of
the General Slocum. was sentenced yesterday
to ten years.' Imprisonment by Judge Thomas
In the United Btates District Court, more than
nineteen months after tho destruction of the
steamboat, with Its attendant srreat loss of life.
Counsel for Captain Van SchaJck at one* an
nounced their determination to appeal. They
are confident that ths verdlot will be reversed.
EJven after the most severe penalty had been
imposed on him the captain appeared unmoved.
CAPTAIN VAN BCHAICK.
of the steamer General Slocum, who was sentenced
yesterday to ten years in Sing Sing.
but he collapsed when he finally reached the
Tombs and seemed to age greatly In a few
hours. His counsel expect to obtain bail for
him by to-morrow.
Captain Van Schalck is the first person to be
convicted of complicity in the events which led
to the loss of a thousand lives. His employers,
the president and board of directors of tha
Knickerbocker Steamboat Company, have not
rlminally proceeded against. Harry Lund
berg, tho federal inspector of hulls and boil
ers, has been tried three times for manslaugh
ter, but not convicted.
Down en the waterfront, where Captain Van
Schalck is well known. It is generally believed.
as It has been prophesied for months, that he
1s to be th«> scapegoat. His courage and pres
ence of mind have never been questioned, and
harbor men generally regard the beaching of
the Slocum on North Brother Island tin
If not the only, course open to the master of th*
boat.
Captain Van Schalck was tried on three
counts, two of manslaughter, and one charging
him as master with having failed to train his
crew at weekly fire drills or to maintain the
life saving apparatus of the Slocum at the pre
scribed standard. It was on this last count
that the Jury found him guilty, disagreeing on
the two manslaughter counts.
The Jury retired at noon, and Judge Thomas
started for Brooklyn. Twenty-five minutes
Icter the Jury filed back to the box. It was
some time before the court could be assembled
again. Then the foreman announced tho ver
dict. < aptain Van Schalck was called to the
bar. Judgft Thomas's evident intention fa
tfr.ee the prisoner forthwith caused surprise.
Then the Judge Raid:
"You are no ordinary criminal. I must make<
an exampl3 of you. ;uid In so doing I I
sentence you to ten years' imprisonment."
Captain Van Bchaick's counsel. ex-Judge Dlt
tenhtefer, made the <-.. motion for a new
trial, which was denied Ball, pending ai
was fixed then at 110,000. It is generally be-
Ueved that could Captain Vai - h.tv-
proved that he had any flre drill on the Slocum
he would have been acquitted
After Captain Van Schalck had been taken to
the Tombs he said:
"I was the victim of circumstances \ trl-*d
to do my duty as I saw If. I think my sentence
was pretty harsh for an old man, but I have no
fault to nnd or criticism to make."
Ex-Judge Dittenhoefer said later that he
thought the defi . i strong point on the
question whether the Slocum was a vessel navi
gating the ocean bays and gulfs aa. defined by
the pr limply s vessel navigating the
Ocean vessels, Recording to the st .
must call all hands to quarters for life savlnjr
drills, while only the permanent crews on river
craft 1 by law to be so Instructed.
CALIFORNIA TOURS.
Th" Southern Railway offers two High Class
Tours via Washington-<Juns«t Routa to and through
I'ullfornla and return, leaving Washington Feb. »th
and March Mh, Including two <iayß New Orleans,
one day Ban Antonio, on»> day El Paao for Juarez.
Old Mexico, jjrlmljial points In California, Salt
I-.ik'- Colorado covering 39 day*, under personal
escort. Cost, including Axpenaf-a. J3>s: J2»: JK".
uceordlng to tour •tlocted. Omen 271 --M&— ll*
Broadway — Advt.
FLORIDA, CUBA AND NASSAU.
Southern's Palm Limited, the best rteetrlo lighted.
Daily, except Sunday, 12:56 P. M Two other fa*t
train* daily. Through -leeutng and dlnlii«-c*r ser
vice on alj train*. New York office*. 271 *ad «>
li road way ,— JUvt.
STUDENT TARES LIFE.
WAS REAR ADMIRAL'S SOX.
W. K. Van Reypen, Jr., Shoots Him
self in Temple—Motive Unknown.
Considerable mystery surrounds the death of
a young man Identified as William K. Van Rey-
Pen, jr., whose body was found In his rooms in
the Mansfield apartment house. No. 12 West
44th-st.. yesterday afternoon, with blood flow-
Ing from a bullet wound m the right temple.
Coroner Acrltelli said Van Rsypen had killed
himself. The young man is the son of William
Knickerbocker Van Reypen. former surgeon
genera] of the navy, who was retired In 1900
with the rank of senior rear admiral. Admiral
Van Reypen was Informed of his sons death
at once and sent word from Washington that
he would take the next train to New-York.
The coroner gave permission for the removal
of the body to the undertaking establishment
of J. Aldrer: & Son. No 309 4th-ave.
Young Van Reypen was twenty-three years
old, a graduate of Yale University and a first
year law student at Columbia University. The
police say that one of th<* guests of the hotel
heard the shor a.nd informed the management.
Dr. J. a. Barvalle, of No. 261 West 34th-st..
was summoned, but Van Reypen had died al
most Instantly.
No motive could be ascribed for the suicide.
Washington, Jan. 2 7.— News of the tragic
death of William K. Van Reypen. Jr. son <f
Rear Admiral Van Reypen. retired, ex-surgeon
general of the navy nnd ex-president of the
American Red Cross Society, reached his family
to-day in a long distance telephone messago
from New-York Few details were given In the
message, and the members of the family who
are In this cltv took the next train for thHt city.
Wash
ington and brought s shock to his friends in this
City, where hf» spent | ;. About I
mas time he spent ten days In Washington, re
ceived many invitations and appeared to enjoy
the holiday partlvs heartily. He seemed to be
in the best of health and I in his law
work at Columbia, and his friends here are at a
loss to account for to-day's tragedy. Th* yuung
man received his academic training at Tale,
graduated from that university In lf*4 with
honors H- l tor of the Tale "News."
Admiral Van Reypen arrived late last nighr
ami identified the body of his son at the under
taker's H< ten that it be shipped to
Cemetery, Jersey City Heights, to-day.
He held a consultation with Mr. Spaulding. a
roommate of his son, who had gone to meet
him. but neither would speak of the matter
[Dy Telegraph to The Tribune.]
New-Haven, Conn . Jan. «".— FVlends of Will
lam K. Van Reypen, Yale, •(>,";, were shocked
by the news of his suicide. Van Reypen was
one of the mosti popular and energetic men in
his class. H> was a member of the senior so
ciety of Skull and Bones and was a leader in
class activities. He was l>om May 7. 1888, in
Brooklyn, and prepared for Yale at Hill School.
he was prominent In athletics. In 1902
i.ved on the freshman baseball team, and
the following year on the college baseball nine.
He was a member of his class Junior Promenade
committee. He waa on the class day committee
and was an editor 'Of "The Yale Literary Maga
zine" and business manager of "Th«* Yale Daily
News." Ha was interested in the Yale City
'Jovemment Club and the Llnonia Debating So
ciety.
THE PRESIDEXT REPLIES.
Says Mr. Moody Hopes to Prosecute
E n ti r prise Looters.
Plttsburg, Jan. I~.— The Rev. A. C. Dieffon
l the Reformed church of the
sion. of Allegheny, who has recently car
,\ith President Roose
velt In connection with the failure of the Enter
; National Bank of Allegheny, made public
the following letter to-day from the President's
tary, William Loeb, jr.:
Referring to your letter of recent date con
cerning the failure of the Enterprise National
Bank of Allegheny. Perm., I beg to state that
the President took the matter up with the At
torney General, who reports as follows:
The affairs of this bank are being investi
gated by Mr. Moxey. who Is probably the most
skilled and efficient examiner hose services ar
at our disposal. The bank was looted and the
records destroyed. It Is exceedingly difficult,
ihe ret to ascertain the facts with sufficient
accuracy tb Justify the beginning of criminal
action, and i« would be very unwise to give out
any statement until we know exactly thi situa
tion. Thf P-ev. Mr. Dleffenbach asks for in
formation which I think it would be highly im
proper to furnish now As the result of patient
and laborious Investigation we hope eventually
to prosecute the parties who were responsible
for wricking the bank."
MRS. JIM FISKE LIVES ON $6 A WEEK
Widow of Financier Has Only Remnant of
Once Large Fortune.
[By Telegraph to Th« Tribune 1
Boston. Jan. 27— In a little wo story wooden
house In K-st.. South P.oston. living on an Income
of l*ss than *5 a week, is Mrs. James Flake, widow
of Jim Plske. the financier, who was silled by
Edward 8. Stoke* In IITL
Slie is forsaken by nearly all her time friends,
and tho large fortune at one time at ••!■ command
has Uen dissipated. A Urge part of it was taken
from her by those who wore- her husband a frl-ruls
at the height of his career 8h« seems satisfied,
however, for she is with old and true friends.
DEWEY'S CLARET OR BAUTERNE PUNCH.
Superior for Weddings and Reception*.
H. T. I)cw»y A Sons Co.. 138 Fulton St.. New York.
— Advt.
Savannah Un« — Superior «ervic«. Perfect eolslM.
All outaide itauroom). Low excursion rotes to
Southern resorts. Telethon* 414 Franklin.
KILLED BY GARDENER.
JVOMAX REFUSED MOXEY\
Prominent San Franciscan Shot
Through Heart at Her Door.
Los Angeles. Jan. 127.— Mrs. C. A. Canfleld.
wife of an oil man and one of the most promi
nent women of the West, was called to the front
door of her home soon after *; o'clock to-night
and shot dead by a gardener named Buck, who
had been working about the Canfleld home for
some weeks.
When Mrs. Can field went to tha door In re~
spons« to Buck's request to speak to her, the
man demanded money. On Mrs. Canfleld's re
fusal, he drew a revolver and shot her. The
bullet pierced Mrs. Canfleld's heart, and she
fell outward through the door, expiring imme
diately.
Buck fled, but as his identity is known to the
servant who answered the bell, the police say
they will have no difficulty In effecting his
capture.
REDS HOLD MEETIXGS.
Raise Money for Those Arrested and
About To Be.
[By THsgraph to Th« Trlbuna.]
Monongahela, Perm.. Jan. 27.— Anarchists and
members of the "Black Hand" are holding a
score of meetings to-night in towns and ham
lets throughout th« Monongahela valley. Tho
big meeting of the "Black Hand," which was to
have been held at this place, waa abandoned,
and'the smaller meetings were held Instead. At
the gatherings to-night money was raised with
which to defend the three anarchists under ar
rest, and those agaJnst whom warrants have
been issued. An appeal will be made to all the
members In tho country for funds.
Nothing will be done toward making other
arrests until after tho arrival here of the State
Constabulary, as the local offlcera are utterly
unable to cope with the situation.
To-day waa payday In most of the mines
and hundreds of men are In the street* to-night
making all kinds of threats agalr.st the mem
bers of the "Black Hand." Early this morning
the three anarchists under arrest were taken to
the county Jail at Washington.
THINK GANG CAUSED WRECKS. •
B. and M. and Vermont Authorities at Loss
for Motive for the Ditching of Two Trains.
: My T»-i-Kra;.h IS*.]
nnnstrk Fails, N. V.. Jan. 27.— -Tho wreck Matt
night at Boltons, Vt.. of the New-Kngian .
Limited, owned by the Boston and Maine
and the Central Vermont railroads, recalls
the wreck of the Boston and Maine's fast sleeper
train for New- York threo weeks ago. It is
thought the same gang caused both wrecks.
Both trains were ditched under precisely similar
circumstances, and though they were badly
wrecked no lives were lost.
Both trains at the time of the accident were
running ten minutes late at about sixty miles
an hour, and both trains were wrecked by tam
pering with switches and changing switch lights
to make the engineer believe the tracks wen
clear. The motive for causing the wrecks is
only a matter of speculation. The Boston and
Maine authorities have a standing offer of Jl.tViu
reward for the arrest of the wreckers of either
train.
BOMB SCARE AT THEATRE.
Strikers Attempted His Life. Says Building
Superintendent.
While the crowds were pouring out of the Qarriek
Theatre last night a terrific explosion occurred
which smashed every window In the houses at Noa
M, 78 and 72 West 35th-st. and caused me ex
citement among the crowds. Several women de
clared they had ■■■en a man and a woman with a
photograph apparatus going Into the hallway "t
No. n the moment the theatre doors swans. open,
nnd the general opinion was that some one was
taking a flashlight photograph of crowds pouring
into Broadway.
Talmer Hunt, however, who lives at No. 7".
takes a different view of the affair. He told the
police that it was another attempt to take his life.
Mr. Hunt fa superintendent of some seventy-flve
buildings bring erected on which there is a strike
of ironworker?. About six weeks a.go what was
■aid to be a bomb exploded In the hallway of hia
offi.e at No 7 East 14th-M . and 'his was regarded
th»n as an attempt on hi? Bfe He snM !t was all
nonsense to suppose any one was taking flashlights
from his door, and declared that it was a b..mb
expired.
MISS ROOSEVELT A QUAKER GUEST.
Hears Fiance Speak at Dinner Given in
Honor of Ambassador Griscom.
Philadelphia. Jan. 27.— Miss Alice Bouse veil and
Congressman Nicholas Longworth. her fiance, were
guests at a testimonial dinner tendered to-night by
Isaac H. Clothier to LJovd C Qrtocom. of this city,
recently appointed Ambassador to Brazil. While
not exactly a participant at the dinner In Mr. Gri3
com's honor. Miss Roosevelt was present during
tho frchsßakiag, ami was entertained at an in
formal dinner in an adjoining room by Mrs. 1.-a ie
H Clothier. Before and after the dinner M:^s
Roosevelt was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Clement
A. Qrtscou at their country home. Dolobran. at
Haverford. . .
Congressman Longworth. who was accompanied
from Washington by Congressmen Grosvenor and
Pavne • ■ nded to a toast, the subject of his
address being a bill which he recently taUodaeed
In Congress, providing for the establishment of
li rm.ir.tnt residences for American diplomats
abroad.
ITALY'S GIFT TO MISS ROOSEVELT.
Paris. Jan. ■ TBS "Echo de Paris" says that
Kir.c Victor Emmanuel has placed nn order in
Milan for ■ ptacn of Jewelry to by sent as m wed
ding present to Miss Roosevelt.
DRIVES OFF STUDENTS WITH REVOLVER.
[By T»t«sr»pn lo Tb« Tribune l
Mac Ga.. Jan 27 -President Dopes! Guerrv
of VVesleynn Female College, a candidate for Gov
ernor at the last Democratic primary, Botxrisalng
a revolver, drove off a crowd Of students from M-r
• er Tniversitv who were i>e'.(;n^ a crowd of We.-*
l<-yar. girls with snowballs In front of the eoUec*
tills morning

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NEW-YORK WOMAN HURT IN RUNAWAY.
Richmond. Va . Jan H-- Mr- Helen Kav. wif^ ..f
Logan Fay. of Kew-Tork, sad Mrs. A v. Fay. of
New-Jersey, sustained painful if not .-.eriotis in
farlss to-day in a runaway sectdeal on the Wm
cheater Turnpike They were thrown from the
lieht trap in which th< v were riding, an.l fell on a
DIM of atones. Both were kn.., ke.l aacOJMCfcMM
They are said to bt borderUH OB nervous i.rxstr.i
lion from th« shock.
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P. a. 12U Broadway. New tort city— Advt.
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COL. MANX ARRESTED.
COLLIER TURKS TABLES.
! "Town Topics" Editor Charged rath
Perjury— Daughter Gives Bail.
Colonel ■William d" Alton Mann. th* eflltor an«l
, proprietor of "Town Topics," was arrest^ y*s
: ter<iay on a charge of perjury. The complaint.
, whi.-h is baaed on affidavits made by Robert J.
! Collier, of "Collier^ Wwkly," and Moses Ellis
j Wooster. formerly a solicitor for •'Fads and
: Fancies." grew out of the testimony of Colonel
. Mann at the 'rial of Norman Hapgood on J':.»
; tlc* Deuel's chars* of criminal UN>l Although
James W. Osborne, attorney for Mr. Collier.
would not talk, there is an intimation that other
charge* may grow out of the testimony at the
trial.
Colonel Minn is specifically charged with com-
I mining perjury in testifying that tha Indorse
i ment, "O. X . W. D. M. " on a letter from
; Reginald Ward to Mr. Wooster was not la his
| handwriting and that he had never Been th«
letter prior to Its production as an exhibit by
the defence in the trial of Mr. Hapgood.
After the arraignment of Colonel Mann before
Justice McAvoy in the Court of Special Session*
late In the afternoon, and his release on $I<\ooo
hail, It was announced that the examination
would be held at 2 p. m. on Thursday. The
colonel was evidently much affected by the seri
ous turn the case had taken, but attempted to
put on a brave front. When asked If he cared to
make a statement, he replied:
What can a man say when he is arrested obi
a charge that is utterly false? My day will coma.
There la nothing in It. Beyond that I hay*
nothing to Bay.
The arrest followed a series of conferences la
the Criminal Courts Buildins;. James W. O»
borne and Robert J. Collier arrived at the Dis
trict Attorney's office at noon and went into
consultation with Acting District Attorney Nott.
Later Moses Ellis Weeasss and David >«'. Car
valho. the .handwriting expert, appeared, and
the party went to the chambers of Justice Mo-
Avoy. who is a colleague of Justice Deual la
the Court of Special Sessions. After Mr. Os
borne said they desired to make a charge off
perjury against Colonel Mann, Justice McArojr
told them to make out the complaint and he
would consider it. After tha complaint had been,
examined by him he issued a warrant for the>
arrest of Colonel Mann.
MANN EXPECTED TROUBLE.
Colonel Mann had received an Intimation early
In tho afternoon that there was some troubla
ahead for him and sent word to the District Ac
torney's office that ha would remain in his of
llce. No. 4"»2 sth-ave. At that time ha ha no
knowledge of what the charge would be. as i
sat and Joked with soma friends who were wlta
him. "I am waiting to be arrest**!," he re
marked, with a smile. At this time Dete •
Riordan. of the District Attorney's offlca. was
near by to make sure that Colonel Mann would
be there when he was wanted.
In Colonel Mann's office was Mrs Emma Mann
Wray. his daughter, and the wife of ex-Senator
Albert A. Wray. of Brooklyn. It was she who
later furnished bail, and it is suj-posed that ha
had sent for her in order to be prepared for
whatever might come. Mr. "Wray was also prea
: eat
Just before 5 o'clock Detective Flood, of the
District Attorney's office, appeared wtth the
warrant. Colonel Mann received him calmly,
and P'isscestM thnt h« call h!s automobile 0b«
the ride to the Criminal Courts BuiMlng. They
read the private chambers of Just'.ce McAvoy
at 5:35 oVl'.ck. Deputy Assistant District At
torney Hart, Mr. Osborne and Mr. Collier were
wail
When he was arraigned before Justice Mc-
Avoy. Colonel Mann said that he dl-i not kno-.v
what charge had been made against him. ar.l
when to". I that it was perjury, he asked that tho
complaint be read
The affidavit of Mr. Comer, after reciting tha
incidents leading up to th« trial of Mr. Hap
good for libel, referred to the Reginald War!
letter to Woostsr, In which he asked that his
name be put on the mailing list of "Town
Topic*." This request was Interlined and marked
"O. K.W. D M .." in the original letter, which
was furnished for the trial to Mr. Osborne by
Mr. Wooster. After stating that Colonel Mann
had sworn that the initials referred to were not
in his handwriting and that he had not seen
the said exhibit before in his life, the affidavit
alleged "that the said testimony as given by
the said Colonel William d'Alton Mann was
false and untrue, and the said William D. Mann
wilfully. knowingly, corruptly and feloniously
testified false. y that the said lett'-rs wero not
writ' by him. whereas in truth they had been
written by bins. Wherefore, the complainant
says that William d'Atten Mann has committed
the crime of perjury against the form of the
statute In such case."
An affidavit from Mr. Wooster. attached to th*
complaint, deposes that the letters in question
were placed on the letter in his presence by
Colonel W. d'Alton Mann on or about May 2'i.
ASKrf PRISONER'S RELEASE.
After Colonel Mann had pleaded not guilty
to the charge. ex-S«?r.ator Wray. who had Just
arrived with his wife, asked that the prisoner
te paroje'l in hia eustudj. Deputy Assistant
District Attorney Hart declared that the cha I
was far too serious for that, ar.-i asked that tha
bail be Ozed at fUXOOQ
Justice McAvoy held that the seriousness of
the. charge Justified $10,000 bail. Mrs. Wray
offered us security on the bail bond the prop
erty at No. 310 to 3US sth-ave.. whew the new
home of Town Topics" is beir.g built. It la
valued at ji;U» >.'**•. and the Equitable. Life As
surance Society holds a mortsage of 916&0U0
on it. Mrs. Wray. who was waiting m an ante
room, left with her husband as soon ua she had
signed the bond. A f>-.\ ::;inutes kuer Col
Mana came out and waited slowly down tha
four flights of stairs alone to hia autorr
Mr t>st>orn« refused to say what opinion Mr.
Cervalbo had expraaed as to th* writing on
the Ward letter. It will h.* r«-:.ir:;ib.-r-ii that
during the trial OotoneJ Mann v..<s asK'.i ;>>•
counsel for tt<j defence to write, tnn lettr.--*
«i X., W. 1> M " on a slip of pap«r. and this
will undoubtedly b«» used for comparison at the
trial of Colonel MfiTlTt
It was brought MM at the Übe! trial that Mr.
Ward had given Wooster Jlo.tmo stock of the
Ilico mine for Colqael Mann, and that only
l>'..-iisa.nt parturuihs appeared about War>i after
that
Justice Deuel refused to see reporters st his
bom* No. 125 West NOth-st , but sent out worj
that he bad no statement to make regarding tha
report thai he would resign from ih<« <".->urt of
Sp«?<. lal Sessions. It was said that he was feel
tttsj much better
Cosonel Mans was arrested Hay 14. IO^H in a
sutt for fS&OOO dareasjM for alleged ' lltvl
bRWShi by Solon J N'liatro, a ilr^ek imptirter.
Of No Tis oth-.ive. He. char>;«-i that he had
been ItbeUed by an article in •'Town Topic*."
w ht.-h referred to him as a "fake dtdta." The
suit never came to trial. At that time Colon I
Kaaa eaasl near Roln^ to Jail as th« Sheriff .I!.|
not serve th« warrant until late In the evenin*.
There is n«> Dope fbf you unless you have .•*_•.
800 . <ish in your poclcet." s«.lii the Sheriff. The
,cl «!:h1 w- is nuivh ■Il»turb.-<1 for a time-,
finally mfinrvKe<i to reach a friend, who furnished
the bail.
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