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vOULXV--N°'v OU LXV--N°' 2t629.
-v«c o f \ational Upheaval — Anti-
Dynastic Movement.
mh —The foreign newspapers pub
,t, t changhai. Hong Kong and Tier.-Tsln
' ,- - to Swell with apprehension on anti
•-ouM'. hut Peking gives no sign of
',*•!> fc*Hf toward foreigners.
*' ' Erßrr rs»> Dowager received the diplomatic
lf ,.dav. the Chinese New Tear. At the
' jfncf fhe r !aye<J her curtomarj' cordlal-
The re!."»tJ"r.s between the court and the
~ , ||r - are in no way changed. The open agl
ftcMv.ft foreignerß is confined to Central
-I tsottoern Chtoa, and It Is anticipated that
X-v'w if tbtj occur, will be limited to those
i a? PuiMl"" 1 T\as limited to th« north.
■Mac predirtions would carry prer/c-st
; (pv- ho»'f ver - moat reluctant to express
crftjor.s. «
r^bsbtedlr •» China la at a white heat of
ifvsl diwjssi^r. Such Intense feeling as
the P«1 of the Inhabitants has ■sl
■ . ieea before, and makes any result
-„ ... local • reak may precipitate gen-
HdßCSdDtiea Sfo organized movement apains*.
JJI.U 1 " 1 ;f! to ** dhwowered. excep-. the Ameri
j,. boycott, bot the national spirit la growing
raster. io^ '^'' peeoU*' - •■•.:<■ of foroismer*
teCiiisa ifforts naany potnta Off friction. The
ttf ***** indMceratxa to preserve friend
mm vttb the Citior.s. The Empress Dow
jpr* wpporters fr.^-ly disrus? the possibility
... Srirea by revatattan to "" k
jyh^ vtfnin the "alls of ih<=- foreign lega-
• c ■••••t vnh the awvcrnmesrt Is outspoken
gjaoi r«Pt *nd jii ireaatre Chinese ns an
oL-«lli tA ■■]•;■ •-*!*'"n to forffen encroach-
BOL This- d«no t is too imratiem to pive trie
atten i '? at refonaa the trial of time.
hr demar.o« that the aweinent shall aeeom
j: (, ? , ;- r . • ] that M has taken Japan a
third of a eentorT to achieve.
T!>« pres"-.* I • rßßta on insecure foundations.
Th* death of V: ■' BM Kai would remove the
«v>:.c<>Ft prop to the throoe. Ix>oal ewspapera
and tea booae £■■?-;• ' his army as in
fatefl tcith antl-dyna«tlc " ■»• aodetlea, hot
these re^ns are Atißeatl to verify Yuan Shi
Kai IwWflT, is benuently • • -••-■ ed with as
ttjsmatinn and pxtraordlnary precautions are
-.=>:. fee prated bfaa. He is strongly puarded
,5,, ar.d right. Th* 1 ever present menace to r>r
dfr i? that death may overtake the press
Dwaper and thereby ]eav* the Emperor, who
Uk to ri:;.nißrd the eonMmre of the people.
tr.d v.ithout an h»\r. purr^unded by ambi
■ -.ntricjir:? officiais, with a restless, dis-
BOBMMI poj'U'S' *- l-^:.;:.'i ihem.
Incident of the Hostility Between
Foreigner* and Chinese.
Peking. F>b s.— Evlde cc of the tenakm exist
lac &*■■■■ • c ■ ■•• and foretenen is found
is a recent oceuiren •• 11 Ti-n-Trin on the •• -
cuion cf the Mri • Emperor William.
■Mb You --'h; Kai, Weeroj <»f Province of
P»-Chi-Li. ivas paaA c 7> r,.vgh the British set
ttantoa his «•«» to rr.ak'.- a formal visit to the
G^ncan off- ia.- ■••■<• ■ » his outriders was struck
*7 IC- ; ■ :o enforce the rule of
'jfr? •'■ „-■■< left. A sf-uffl" followed.
"■ v " •:.-•• Furrf-nder '>{ the
JKfeman f or i c :it.
4 - f '*!" ■'■■ ■■•■■• -• of The municipal authorities.
t» EriUsh . end find rt-pr^sentatives
• Tsaa Fhi K-s i ;.;.'.;■► pv was drafted.
•sd Ikt : t ■ raa rj.sinjsped ai;d handed
Mvta Ok <"•.■ em officfate, who promised lea
kßty. tb» yy<r : .- :r..igiM:atp. however, im
tartji'^ f oftoed *'.a.t ih» cfftjider receive a
■JBhtom ■' l • Hind ttffffctt of the bam
*»«>. •Udl if- Freooentljr fatal, and three
ttocthf pfr.aj f»r\itude.
Foreign o^lr! .:; h^re lr.slsrs that the VieToy*s
t'z-.tr.i for |he wiwiifci and the extremity
<tt» Wmhannent ordered arcra t»oth dfllb-
BBWy totmflrt to bnpccaa im*n with a
■BM«J(feaChliMM Katbartty. British officials
*■** l-.ii-r'.y denoafl ed i'y Confsn residents for
•ETreaaertif the p«""-rin. who was a British
&UMer"s Furnace Overturns — Just
Kisses P.. Doctor's Team Bolts.
i ■bar at work or. a building at No. 4G4
/*"•*•• '<-. S " hi* furnace last night, etart
*"* a tltzts v:,.rh caused borne one to turn
fc ■ alarm of fire. Engine No. 1. responding.
v *tßSad Into fjih-ave , escaped by a hair's
tr**£'-h from < i aabmg into a truck. Only the
***>• fcr prompt action of the driver of the
**** averttl a collision.
,***"■*> later the bone* attached to a ear
ijf*""' h WiS ' ■■•'•« Dr . Richard Gibbons.
XK J %U « '" W&ld.if-AHuria. took fright
• otl^' feri <j whist>s and ran away. The
. rtr ." * !U thrown from his peat and dragged
c tW* kk * FT " vr n& *• IBtll *L before he *uc
s*? * < W*n> the horses. In the mean
CiTr : WWw had opened the door of the
sj^* 4 ** *-' et*;,j>ed out. The driver was
paaa le t<* TniAin» ]
■at? 1*""'1 *""' I*!.. Feb. 2.— As an outcome of
ilgi ~** i **!>.*„■■. Thorn** E. PosUe*. the Ad-
JlLrT** colors councilman. ail* the
„ »<v;rij? X ; members of the council, whereby
*"3 r*? trol th<^ TrunJcl i>ai offices. Mayor Wilson
-lty **«**ui<er lvalue to-day end-»vort»d
JV°»T Jrs '' I1 '' 3: Po«t!es, son of the former.
j UDi T" br ' r;1 Treasurer are anti-Addlcks Re
trtt,?^' Youß & potties was elected a* city
± tt} Urcr * olark, and now lnoompetency ia al
m , illsl ls ■■■000004 however, that the deal
tt^ ld *' Mi that PoMtles's son will retain
■•fl >r at *''*"' * " V '" SLr * Young I'ostles prom
yor Wilson that he would resign, but
*"«*>* tn« mind.
ttle Friday. Feb. &th.
•** Ctiluraii*.— A4vu
"Anti-Pass" Baker to Replace Col
lins in Dock Department.
Dock Commissioner John A. Bensel decided
yesterday to appoint ex -Congressman Robert
Baker as secretary of the Dock Department, to
succeed Charles J. Collins. The appointment
was dictated by Mayor McClellan. and is posi
tive proof that the Mayor is indifferent about
the feelings of Charles F. Murphy, whom he
facetiously styles his "honored leader."
Mr. Collins was in the department two years
under Commissioner Feathrrson, and was secre
tary to the department during the four years
when Charles F. Murjhy was on the board. He is
a leading member of the Anawanda Club,
Charles F. Murphy's district organization, and
Mr Murphy expected that he would be kept in
the department. Commissioner Bensel and Mr.
<"olllns have not been on cordial terms for the
last six or eight months.
Just why the Mayor should have selected Mr.
Baker for the dace is not clear. Mr: Baker
entered Congress in December, 1903. Just as
Mayor IfcOeilan was on the point of leaving it
to l>egin his first term as Mayor. The "oon
pectJoa** mayturn out to be that Mr. Baker
was the campaign manager for Borough Presi
•l.-i. t <"oler last year, and that Mr. M'-Clellan
may need Mr. Coler's vote in the Board of E«
1 Apportionment.
Politically Mr. Bak.:- come* pretty near being
all that Mayor McCit-l.a:i is not He is :i radi
cal Hearst man, singi- taxer. an.i made a repu
tation for himself la the Hou&» as •'Anti-Pass 11
P.;ik-j-\ He is against corporations. Mayor
McCtaUtfl is not any of th«-se things.
M. !>>.- lloCtetlaa went out of his way to hit
Chariea F. Murphy in this instance. The secre
taryship of the Dock Department is largely an
ornaments' position. Dock Commissioner
Hawke* found that all that Mr. Collins did for
a l<.T,jr time a.- secretary waj? to transfer letters
■ n« desk to another. This was of no par
ticular discredit to Mr. Collins as an offi.ial or
citizen, as h* Is a man of ability anil popular
In the lNh Assembly District. His friends in
Tammany Hall are angry over the studied effort
of the Mayor to attack the organization which
nominated him.
\Yhf;i Charles V. Murphy was asked last
week if there was any quarrel between the
Mayor and himself, be said th^re was not. At
thai time b< supposed that Collins would be
retained in the department. Now that Baker
has been selected to succeed Collins it is be
that McCtellan'a name will l.c dropped
from the roll <>f honorary membership of the
iida Ciub.
Mr. Baker will assume office on Monday next.
wary of the place la 54.000 a year. Mr.
. his chief, never n« him and never
<-f him until yesterday, when informed
the Mayor's oAce that Mr. Collins would
be ■ [r. Baker. The Hearst men
. primly last nipht when they heard of
the appointn • •
"McClellan will soon be booming Hearst for
President." said one of them.
To Open (-ambling House in Fash
ionable Part of Havana.
•.field, the ■well known gambler,
who )of' this city Bom* time ngo because of his
.it the District Attorney's office, is
row ]• r.r. 'ordlng to advices received
Cuban cajithl. where he is
lOXUrioua gambling esiab
;..'<-ording to th^- story, has
'lira Mar. a hotel in Havana,
which ho will fit up in lavish fashion for the nc
.d.ition of the "playfully" inclined Cv-
Mira Mar is a Fma!l hotel, built about two
years ago on the Prado, facing the Malecon.
the Riverside Drive of H vana, which is the
beat ptn't of the city.
When William K. Var.derbilt went to Havana
ago to attend the automobfle races he
unpaged all the twenty rooms tn the Mira Mar
Hotel for his party.
Havana 11 1h:-.1 h :-. In t!i<- !.':.«t few jreaxa become a
mecca tor Amerdans In the winter morale. Tlie
automobile set, now In Fiorida, go to Cuba
in about ten <ln\s, where several important race*
are to be h""!j.
Among these people are probably several who
vfattejd Canl •■ in thin city, Mr. Je
rome, however, with the aid of his versa tiVe De
tective Jacob*, put an nid to his opera v-xrjt
here. Po now Canfleld will pay 35 to l on
ti,e aioffle numbers, even money on the r*d or
bla'-k, to pome of hi.s old patrons in Havana,
where there is no Jerome.
He will, with equal magnanimity, rake in the
money when the little ivory marble drops In the
0 or 00 compart'
New-Jersey Girl Has Former Sweetheart
Arrested in Passaic County.
[By Te>graph to The Tritvuno.]
Patf-rson, N. J., Feb. 2. Peter Van VUet, of
Highland-ay».. Passalr, wa-s placed under $2,000
bonds to-day by United States Commissioner
William Nelson to answer In a week to the
charge of Ff-nding "black hand" letters to Miss
May Van Boven, of No. 149 keman-ave.,
Clifton. Miss Van Koven and Van Vliet knew
each other for years. Both attended the Chris
tlon Reformed Church. Passaie. Several weeks
ago the young woman grew tired of Van Vllet's
attentions, and told him bo. He was an ardent
suitor, but she was obdurate. Van Vliet then
resorted to threats, it is charged, and a "black
hand" letter 6ent from Garfield was received by
the young woman.
The letter was turned over to the postal
authorities. Deputy Marshal Wait h. of Newark,
conducted the case before Commissioner Nelson
to-day tor the federal government. Van Vliet
was placed under $500 bonds to keep the peace.
[By T»l««raph to T!re Tribune 1
Milwa-uke*,. Feb. 2-Tho federal grand jury to
day returned a new Indictment against Henry Goll.
the awintant cashier, who. it is char helped
Frank O Billow loot the. First National Bank of
c MMM Th* indictment has about twenty counts.
Lakewood. N. J-. Feb. 2 < Special, .-John A.
MoCaJL who has been taking the rest cure bete
for a fortnight, baa pained In -strength •<» that
he is able to take long walks through «*•«*»
woods He is now able to >Uep well, and the
walks and drives in the pin* air have Improved
his aMMdte. He has lost flgnirtwehie flesh and
his face «hows the lines of worry. His auto
mobile arrived from New-York this week, and
he ha been out for a ride, every morning with
Mia UeCall Hi* brother. Judge Edward t.
Mccah Sd hie son. John C. McCall jp.nd »
rtav or two with him *acfa W«*k. "a is stay
lne It the Laurel House John Wanamaker.
who is recuperating from a severe cold, Is also
at this hotel.
Miners Reject Plan to Continue
Present Agreement.
Indianapolis, Feb. 2.— With prospects pointing
to a strike of 550,000 coal miners, unless the
present deadlock Is broken by some unforeseen
influence, the national convention of the United
Mine Workers of America adjourned this after
noon, after the dissolution, without reaching a
settlement of a wago scale, of the joint confer
ence of operators and miners of the central and
Bouth western districts.
President John Mitchell of the miners' union
advised the delegates to go home and look to the
securing of a defence fund, in view of a possible
industrial strike between miners and operators,
the miners having refused to renew the present
wage scale and the operators having refused to
grant an increase ln wages.
In an interview this afternoon President John
Mitchell said:
It Is true that never in the history of this
country has a strike of such far-reaching effect
been threatened. It means a national suspension
of mining if the strike com^s on at the expira
tion of our mining contracts. March 31. and it
includes the anthracite districts. I do not know
whether this action will have any effect on the
meeting of the anth-a< lie miners and operators
on February 15. but it is the plan now to meet
the anthracite operator* at that time.
According to figures given out by the na
tional officers of the miners' organization, the
expected strike, if there, be or.c. to bring out
about 100,000 non-union miners in West Virginia
and Pennsylvania, with the 450.000 union miners.
Of the 450.000 union mfn that would be affected,
150,00n will be out in the anthracite regions,
So.OfiO In the Pennsylvania bituminous district.
18,000 in Ohio. 17,000 in Indiana, 60.000 in Illinois.
14,000 in lowa, 10.000 in West Virginia. 3,900 in
Michigan and approximately 51.000 ir. Kansas,
Missouri. Texas. Indian Territory and Arkansas.
The apparent determination of both operators
and miners indicates that neither will make
overtures to the other for further negotiations,
and. as Indicated by the speeches of both the
radicals and the conservatives of both organiza
tions at the joint conference, it is probable that
the .".Vmmhi men controlled by the Tnlted Mine
Worker* will walk out of the mines in every
part of the United States on April 1.
Th-re hav> been intimations, but no asser
tions, that the President of the United Ptatps
and the National Civic Federation may be asked
to set In motion negotiations looking to a re
habilitation of the joint agteement, or at least
a discussion ot some poaafble means of bringing
the operators and the miners together for fur
ther negotiations.
To the motion made by F. L. Robbina, the,
spokesman for the operators, thqt the present
w;ige scale be continued, the operator* of Ohio.
Indiana and Pennsylvania voted for th<» mo
tion. Illinois operators declined to vote. The
miners of Ohio Indiana and Illinois voted
against the proposition.
Patrick Dolan. president of the Pennsylvania
miners, voted his State for the proposition,
which caused an uproar among the miners.
The motion to adjourn sin<» di* was made by
F. L. Rohbins Immediately following the an
nouncement that the proposition of the op
erator* a* embodied in his motion h;id b>-en de
President Mitchell has declared that under
DO circumstances would the miners accept any
agreement that did not carry with it an increase*
In wage*, anil the miners' convention has unani
mously, with the exception of three votes, in
. trie action of the joint scale committee,
which refused the proposition of tho operator*
that the present wage scale be continued.
Mayor of Santiago's Proposa 1 for a Present
to Miss Roosevelt.
Havana, Feb. 2 — The Mayor of Santiago to
day t*-!egraph»-d the suggestion that the plan
tation of which San Juan Hill Is a part be pur
chased for Miss Alice Roosevelt's wedding
present. The selection of a gift, however, hajs
alrealy been turned ov<*r to the minister at
Parie. Beilor O'Farrin, Secretary of State and
Justice, has received assurances from Washing
ton that President Roosevelt will not decline
Cuba's gift for his daughter.
W. C. T. U. Officials Will Try to Influence
Miss Roosevelt.
[By Telegraph to Th* Tribune.]
Boston, Feb. 2.— A mnvpinf: t has been started
hen by national officials of the Women's Christian
Temperance Union to obtain Miss Alice Roosevelt's
t<i-r>{ir.iatlon toward barring wino from her wed
ding breakfast. Newspaper reports that Major M.--
Cawley, director of White House social affairs, is
selecting dishes and wine* for the breakfast, have
greatly stirred temperance women here, and there
was talk of a formal protest. It was decided, how
ever, that f>ueh action would be out of place, ant
Mrs. Katherlne I->. Stevenson, Resident of the. Mas
sachusetts branch, has UiVen up the matter with
the national officers, the plan being to get Mrs.
U. M. N. Stevens, the national president, to per
suade Miss Roosevelt to cancel all arrange
for wine, on her wedding day.
It Is felt by the Women's Christian Temperanre
Union that to serve wine at euch a national occa
sion would have a deplorable effect on other young
couples throughout the country. *
IBr Telegraph to TO* TJlUine.l
Philadelphia, Feb. 2. — The new Pullman pal
ace oar Republic. In which Miss Alice Roosevelt
and Congressman N'lcholas Longworth will make
their honeymcon trip, which was turned out of
tho Pullman shops ln Illinois a week ago, was
brought to this city to-day to be fitted up. It la
ten feet wide and eighty fet-t long, a greater
length by twenty feet than the average sleeping
car. Everything will be brand new for the
bridal couple, and every modern device for com
fort while travelling will be at their disposal.
[By Te!»-(frß[.h tn Th» Tribune 1
Cleveland, Feb. li. — Cleveland friends of John
I> Itoi kefeller declared to-day thnt he was
(.ruleing in a private yacht along the Atlantic
Coast and ln the (Julf of M&xlco. They also said
th;it Mr. Hoi kefeller'B father was at the lodge
of another son. William, in the Adirondack
Mountains, where he lt» being cared for.
[By Telegraph to Th* Til buns ]
Danw, Feb. 2. — With only a month inter
vening before he would have Inherited $6,000.
Frank Mooney, aged fifty-six, dropped dead
fro;n heart dlsfas« to-day. Mooney was to
ha\'- gone to West Paris. Me., at the end of
a month to t.ft present at the settlement of the
estate in which he was interested. He had only
a comb and a package of tobacco. Mooney had
long worked as a tlmberman in mining camps.
Church's Defenders Use Red Pepper
Against Attacks of Police.
Paris, Feb. 2. — Over fifty pereoris were Beri
ousiy Injured and many slightly hurt in the riot
ing at the Church of St. Plerre-du-Groe-Calllou.
the only church where an inventory was taken
to-day. Fifty arrests were made. The attack on
the building lasted for hours, the defenders
using red pepper, with which they" almost blind
ed a number of the police and firemen. After
repeated efforts, the policemen succeeded in en
tering the church by using chairs as shields.
The first two men who got through the doors
were knocked unconscious.
M. Lepine, Prefect of Police, other high offi
cials and newspapers of all shades of opinion
deprecate the violence. It is said that the clergy
have done their best to urge their congregations
to remain calm, but without avail, the militant
Catholics being firmly resolved to resist what
they term the« spoliation of the many Paris
churches, which contain millions of francs' worth
of Jewelry, military medals and decorations
given by devotee? as thank offerings. It is
charged that the blame for the recent conflicts
attaches to the Minister of the Interior, because
of his order that the inventory of the churches
should be carried out before the regulations un
der the Separation law have been definitely
drawn up. This leaves the Catholics uncertain
regarding the fate of church property, and their
doubts on this subject have brought about their
resistance to the order. The authorities are de
termined, however, that the law shall take its
course and that the disorders shall be suppressed
with the utmost vigor.
Twenty-two hundred inventories have already
been made in France, many without incident,
but Paris contains •fxty-nio* Roman Catholic
churches, of which only half have been visited
by the officials. In order to prevent a renewal
of the disturbances tn-norrow, th? authorities
have kept secret the hour of the commissioners'
visits to the churches.
The Rue St. Dominique, in which the Church
of St. Pierre-du-Gros-Caillou is situated, had the
appearance of a street in a besieged city this
afternoon. All th* shops in the neighborhood
of the building were closed. Municipal Guards
on foot were stationed at intervals along the
street, and a squadron of mounted Municipal
Guards, with drawn swords, patrolled the thor
oughfare and kept the crowds moving.
When the Prefect of Police, M. Lepine, ar
rived the bells were tolled and the people inside
the church, numbering about three thousand
persons, began singing psalms, while outside the
rough element shouted revolutionary songs. M.
Lupine thrice summoned the congregation to
open the inside gates, which the people refused
to do. Firemen were ordered to force an en
trance, using their hatchets. As they mounted
ladders in order to break in the windows of the
Chapel of the Virgin, an annex of the church,
revolver shots rang out, and the firemen retired.
A fire engine arrived on the scene, and amid
a shower of missiles the firemen scrambled up
to the roof with a hose, the water was turned
on and the interior of the building was soon
flooded. In the mean time the doors had been
battered down, but the Municipal Guards found
barricades inside and met fierce resistance.
Many of the guards and the congregation war*
severely hurt, but the authorities eventually ob
tained the mastery, and the rioters were capt
ured one by one and led to the nearest station
In the mean while unruly crowds of Socialists
outside had broken through the cordons of the
Municipal Guards and attempted to reach the
chutvh and engage in the fight with its defend
ers, hut the mounted guards scattered and drove
them away from the neighborhood.
<>f t ; i« I'J.U persons arrested In rio\s only
forty-seven have been detained in custody,
among them the Count de Bouille and Robert
d'Harcourt, nephew of the Count De Mun, who
waa arrested and released at St. Clothilde's
Church yesterday. One priest and two mu
nicipal councillors have been held. The police
give the names of seven persons seriously in
jured, including the Marquis Daubigny and two
priests. The worst case recorded is that of a.
youth named De Lassus, whose skull waa
fractured. The "Gaulois" states that an art
student named Pradier is dying from injuries.
Tours. Francs, Feb. 2. — In the course of tha
inventory at the Church of St. Saturnin to-day
street fighting occurred between the Catholic*
and anti-Catholics, who were separated by a
large force of gendarmerie.
Paris. Feb. 2. —Count de la Rochefoucauld,
who was arrested in the church riots, was sen
tenced to three months 1 imprisonment by the
Correctional Tribunal, without application to the
First Offender's act.
Chairman of House Committee Says So After
Conference at White House.
Washington, Feb. 2. — "While the Joint Print
:nn:itteo of Congress has not proposed a
single line of legislation at the present session,
the agitation for a reduction of government
printing already has resulted ln a prospective
saving of $1,000,000 a year."
Charles B. Landie, of Indians, chairman of
the House Committee on Printing:, made this
statement after a conferonce with the President
to-day. Representative I-andis Bays the com
mittee is continuing its Investigation into the
wastefulness of government printing.
Official at Havana Charged with Theft of
$40,000 Held in Trust.
Havana. F»b 2 — In response to a request
from the Italian Minister President Palma to
day cancelled the exequatur of the Italian vice
consul, Luis Terricelli, who was afterward ar
reated, charged with the theft of $40,000 In
trusted to him by a widow.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune 1
Middletown. NT. V.. Feb. 2. — An extremely del
icate surgical operation was performed at Thrall
Hospital, ln thlß city, to-day, in the presume
of many prominent physiciariß. The operation
waa a last resort to save the life of Frank I\>w
ell. a young athlete, whose neck was broken In
a friendly wrestling match with a companion.
A section of the vertebra at the neck was re
moved, pressure on the spinal cord relieved and
a drain Inserted The patient rallied after the
operation and it 1b believed he will recover.
Washington, Feb. 2. — The condition of I
ator Heyburn, of Idaho, who la 111 with an at
tack of appendicitis, was unchanged to-day. He
is Bttll suffering a great deal, and it is possible
an operation xna> yet hux» to be resorted to.
U. S. Lighter Bloics Up in Harlem
— Panic in Xearby Casino.
A United State 3 lighter, the Hudson, loaded
with about five hundred pounds of dy:. .
and auchored on the Manhattan side of the Har
lem River, almost under the Central bridge,
took lire at about 1:30 o'clock this morning.
Shortly after the fire started two explosion* oc
curred. An alarm was sent in and two engine*
and trucks got to the Central bridge and turned
streams on the boat from the bridge. An alarm
was also sent out for fire boats.
Directly in the rear of the lighter was th*
Manhattan Casino, where three thousand per
sons were crowded at the ball given by the Con
vent Field Club of Washington Heighta At the
explosions they were panic stricken. The man
ager mounted a platform in the park and
tried to quell the excitement. Reserves from
the West 152d-st. police station lined the
river front and pressed the crowd back out of
ERB KEPT $141J>38.
Official Under Durham Lost All He \
Had in Asphalt.
Harrisburg. Perm.. Feb. 2.— More information j
as to the business methods of the State Insur- j
•nee Department and the enormous fees re
ceived by the actuary was brought out at after
noon and night sessions of the legislative in
vestigating committee. The principal witnesses
w«r« James H. Lambert, of. Philadelphia, a
lormor insurance commissioner; David Martin.
the present commissioner, and J. Clayton Erb,
Of Philadelphia, actuary and examiner for the
department during the term of Commissioner
Israel W. Durham, tke former Republican leader
of Philadelphia. Mr. Erb was also known in
the department as Mr. Durham's private secre
tary. Mr. Durham's name was also called by
th« committee, but Francis B. Brown, his at
torney, explained that Durham was at present
near Pasadena. Cal.. and it was physically Im
possible for him to appear before tha committee.
He promised to produce a letter to-morrow from
Durham's physician that he had sent him away
from Philadelphia because of illness.
The most important development of the ses
sion came to-night, when Mr. Erb declared
with emphasis that he never paid to Com
:ei Durham any of the actuarial fee*
received by him. Actuary Forster, in his
teatll ■■-.day before the committee, de
clared that in the term of Commissioner Dur
ham, from 1880 to July. I!mi.", he (Ftoratat) had
handed Erb of the actuarial fees. 'Wh^n
asked by a eonunttteemmn to-night what he had
done with this money Mr. Erb declared that h*
had kept it. Asked if he had paid none of it
to Mr. Durham. Erb replied: "Absolutely none.
It may surprise you, but I paid him not one
cent of this money. I will go rurther and say
that none of Durham's executives got any of this
money "
Continuing, Erb said he never discussed these
fees with Durham until about one year ago.
xplnined that ha had lost all he had in
asphalt stock, and thea went to Durnain and
asked him for money, which Durham gave him.
"Then I opened up and told him everything,"
added the witness.
Woman Asks State Department to
Help Find Him.
El Paso, Tex., Feb. 2.— Mrs. H. M. Ellsworth,
writing from the home of ru r husband's parents,
in Brooklyn, baa asked the State Department
to help find her husband, who disappeared from
Mexico Tity November I^. He resigned a poai-
Uoo on t! • isthmus shortly after their wedding,
and they started home.
Bhe w*t:t to visit bet parents at Pueblo, where
her father, William Headeß, was formerly con
sul, and her husband w.-nt to Mexico City. He
wired her November 11 that he was coming to
Pueblo, and she has never h-ard from him since,
tfhe wt-nt to Mexico City, and found that he had
drawn all his money and disappeared. His -wife
fean that he has bee:i murdered. Ellsworth
has been auditor of th? Pan-American Rail
road, now being built out of Oaxaca.
At the home of Mrs. Ellsworth, No. 106 Gar
field Plaxe, Brooklyn, it was said last night that
she had no word of her husband. >> T o reason for
his disappearance could be Bjtvea.
Coroner Victim to Efforts to Solve Mystery
of Triple Slaying.
{By Telegraph try Th« TUbun* ]
Middletown. N. V.. Feb. 2.— As a result of
his duties and the worry and exertion attend
ing his investigation of the famous Olney-In
geri.k triple murder mystery. Coroner Moses
Crist died here to-day. As Coroner of Orange
County Mr. Crist took charge of the murder
case on October 6 last. He was very active in
his investigation, and as time parsed and the
authorities tailed to apprehend the murderer ha
became much worried, dying suddenly this
morning of heart trouble. He was a veteran of
the Civil War.
President Roosevelt Puts at Rest Story of
$100 Offer.
[Ky Wajaaafc t> The Tribune.]
Hartford City, lnd., Feb. I!.— President Roose
velt, througli his secretary, William Loeb, has
informed Jam** F. Hunt, of this city, who is
the father of triplets, that he is not paying $1(JO
premiums on triplets. The It tier was curt and
to the point. It was-.
The White House.
Washington, January SOi ll»>i.
My Dear Sir: Your letter of the '_I>th lnst. has
been received and its contents noted. In reply
I would say thai you have been misinformed, as
no offer of the kind you mention has been made.
Yours, very truly. WILLIAM LOEB,
Secretary to th* President.
Mi? Hunt says aha wrote the letter under the
impression that the President save a present of
$I<«> to the parents Of every set of triplets.
Paniel Guajf*nh*bw*B electrtr- brougham
knocked down Miss Julia Werthetm. of No.
L2Bl Madison-aye.. yesterday, at Tth-ave. and
f>»uh-st. Though thrown fifteen feet und nearly
unconscious when picket! up. she was not badly
hurt. MM was taken home In Mr. Guggenheim's
brougham, and refused to make a complaint
against th* chauffeur, though It was said he
was running at high speed.
is the Twentieth Century Limited, th« 13-hour train
1.,,tw»-ri New-Tort and Chicago by th* New- York
Central Linn. L.;;iv« New -\\>rk 3*) p. m., arrive
Chicago s:3O next morning— night's ride— AcJvt.
Preliminary Work to Shake Out
Chaff— Meat Will Remain.
[Pro m The Tribune Bureau.]
Washington. Feb. -. — Progress was recorded
to-day In the effort of Congress to enact ade
quate railway rate legislation when the Inter
state Commerce Committee of the Senate voted
to begin continuous consideration of the various
measures before it on Friday, a week from to
day, to hold dally sessions thereafter and to
attempt to reach a final vote a week later, on
Friday, February 16. There has been a disposi
tion in some quarters, however, to attach un
due importance to the action of this committee.
which is not likely to be Anal.
The real railway rate bill which will be passed
at this session and which will receive the hearty
support of the Republican leaders In the Sen
ate and the House and the approval of the
President will be shaped In open session on
the floor of the Senate. This prediction Is mad*
with a full knowledge of the fact* and with no
purpose of minimizing the Importance of th* .
work of the Interstate Commerce Commute*. It
Is merely a statement of fact well known to the
men who dominate affairs In the Senate and.
on whom the President depends far an adequate
measure which will accomplish the ends he seeks
to attain and at the same time prove Invul
nerable to the railway attorneys, who will see*
to discredit it on constitutional grounds.
The- Interstate Commerce Committee will dis
pose of a lot of the flotsam and Jetsam which,
bas drifted Into the committee, and will finally
resort ore or two measure*, on* of which, will
be made the basis of the measure finally to pass.
Present indication* are- that this will ba th«
Hepburn bill, which embodies most of the prin
ciples desired, although It is said to contain
some useless verbiage and to define less clearly
than Is desired certain of Its provisions. These,
defects are In no way vital to tha principles In
volved, however, and when the Senate gota
through with the measure, whether it b* th«
Hepburn bill or some other, it will represent tie
best legal talent on the floor of the upper •::-. *.--.
i ber.
Too strong emphasis cannot he lal<i on tn*
purely Judicial attitude which tha President '■
maintaining. He has declared himself frankly
and openly In support of certain principles, bus
he is scrupulously refraining from commit*'..". 5
himself with regard to tha details or permitting
his name to be used as the advocate of any par
ticular measure. He has won the sympathy and
support of the ablest men In the party for the
reform which. In season and out of season, he
has advocated, and ha Is gratified at the earnest
ness with which they have undertaken this Im
portant work. For thr> present he will, there
fore, content himself with awaiting the result
of the labors of Congress, with confidence that
when those labors are completed, the measure
framed will be all that he could desire.
Some of the ablest lawyers in tha 5<
such men as Spooner, Knox and others— have not
yet committed themselves on this 1
least in so far as details are con. emed, bur. thcv
are doing some hard thinking and studying, ar. 1
the effect of their work will be made manifest
in the completed legislation. They will probably
withhold their opinions, however, until H
- taken up on the floor of •
then they will u?<* the knowledge they *j
acquiring to pass a Hl] which will be ere I
to the Republican party.
The House, as represented by Speaker Can
non, Is also retaining an open aansd on the sub
ject, prepared xn accept a:
Senate 1b capable of presenting, so that
thing points to a successful outcom
at no very distant date, considering? the im
portance and the intricacies of the subject.
From a purely political point of view the
course of both houses in dealing with this leg
islation has been most effective. The
guns." some of whom must soon stand for re
election, have had ampi* opportunity to attach
their names and appear in the public prints aa
sponsors for railway rate hi. '.3, and a!l will hay«
an opportunity to spread upon tha record views
which will prove beneficial in their respective
localities. Later on the heavy ordnance, will be
brought into action, and the results of the. anal
bombardment promise to be all tnat the moat
exacting could desire.
Rate Legislation, Statehood and
Philippine Tariff.
[By Th« Associated Prim.]
"Washington, Feb. 2.— (President Rnc<w*%lt Is
not trying to dictate to Congress what It shall
<3o or not do regarding- railroad rat* nvrtilatlon
or any other problem of legislation. Ks has not
delivered to the Senate or to the Bouse any sort
of an "ultimatum" on subjects of legislation and
has not held over the. heads of Congress th*
"threat of an extraordinary session* If a* flow
not obtain the legislation for which h» Is hoping.
This statement Is made by authority, and
also that suggestions of a cotnxxronola* at any
sort on rato regulation which do not embody
the substance of the President's message on th*
subject have not appealed to the President. It
can also be said that he doubtless would refuse
to accept a compromise which would affeoc any 1
essential feature of the proposed legislation.
What is known as the H«j»bu:n bill, now under
discussion In tha House, embodies substantially
the President's views as sot forth In his last
annual message. In th* early days of the pres
ent session he thought the measure proposed by
the Interstate Commerce Commission was tha
most practicable ottered, but after mature con
sideration it seemed to him that the Hepburn
bill was the better.
Members of the Senate Committee on Inter
state Commerce have assured th«» President that
either the Hepburn bill or a measure resembling
it In essential features will be reported to ttm
Senate. Th* report of the Senate committee w.ll
not be unanimous, but it will represent t^a
views of a majority of the members The re
port will be supported, it id expected, by -vi
ators Cullom. Dolltver and Clapp. *n«i po^sj'j:.
by other Republicans, and by the SnKiatta
members of the committee.
It can be stated that while the President de
sires that such rate legislation shall be estab
lished as he has recommended, he is firm In h:s
attitude, that the railroads us well as the ship
pers shall be dealt with Justly. He wants noth
ing in the law that would affect unfairly tha
rights or the property of the railroads. He is
confident that legislation to be framed sub
stantially on the lines of the Hepburn measure
will prove fair alike to the railroads and to the
people. He is not trying to dictate matters el
detail, and. of course, will preserve an ope:)
mind as to proposed amendments which do not
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