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SENATORS MADE ANGE I
IJVF.I.Y SATE DEBATE.
Dollkrr'* Words Resented—
Echoes of White House Conference.
'from Th» Trihatie Pur««»
fTsshinfftoa. ApriJ 5.— "1 thought It just as re
pnectsble and in line with my public duty to
t,old cour.rel with the President of the United
gtzier on this question a* for my colleagues here
tc hoM tT <«>^ counsel with the presidents of the
rall'-sy 1 of Th< * l" n1t *' <1 Ptatee on this question."
7*l*: statement, made by Senator Dolliver in
Mi usual r.itapult si vie of oratory, precipitated a
!!ve!y and interesting debate in the Senate this
afternoon, although the acerbity which char
acterized Hs earlier moments finally gave way
frffcre the geniality of Senator Allison, and Sen
*tcr Dofflver apologized for any reflection his
remarks might "vr. to have cast on any or all
of hif brother itetw.
Mr. Dolliver's x-ehement assertion was railed
forth by the criticism of alleged executive inter
ference with legislative affairs made by Senator
p.one In a long Fpeech on the Railroad Rate bill.
Mr Stone referred to the conference held at the
TVhite Htoo»e last Saturday in a manner which
appeared to Er.Rer Mr. Dolliver. who littered the
above declaration as soon as he could secure the
floor. Crtrair.uinF. Mr. Dolliver undertook to
show by quotation* from speeches made by I ■
Frr?icWt that the latter had never deviated
from his original position xrith regard to the
Sxis*; o* railroad rates, which, the lowa Senator
ssirt. had b"cn that the courts should have power
to «r- ssifle a rate fixed by the Interstate Com
ibpkp ConnntasJoo only when such rate was
fr-und to be rrnSscatory. Mr. Dolliver emphati
cally denounced those members of the Senate
-who pn before the country claiming: fa be carry
ir r out tn# President's recommendations, while
♦h<"y ar* attempting to adopt an amendment
•which reduces th* President's recommendation
to a r"a<" tjcal an< * lf " pa! absurdity."
Senator Bailey followed Mr. Dolliver with a
rriTec' apainrt executive Interference with the
Iqpdsllve branch ... povernment. although
fc» dfclared that, with the exception of President
51cKi:;! c > 's efforts t^ avert war with Spain, he
had rever known in instance when the Presi
tart could f-r* pr<->p*r',y s»ek to have his rec -m
nen | iA"""r:s carried out. Mr. Bailey asserted
Bart W< than one-th!rd of the Republican mem
berfchir ff the Senate sympatblxed with the
Pr»sid»r.t in hi« desire for rat* legislation.
Bo far as I know." replied Senator Aldrich.
there i? no Senator on this Fid* ■who does not
pyfrtpathize ■with the President and with the
Ber.a'.or from Tevas in the desir* for just and
jroj-T on this subject."
A DEMAND FOR NAME?.
Mr. Ffii>y demanded to know who it was that
ti A , been consulting with railroad presidents, as
charped by Mr. Dolliver.
Mr. Forak"r secured the flonr and announced
that the Perator from Texas had anticipated
him in a d<*!iand for this information, lie de
(.lf-refl that the c)i.pr(;» was a serious one. and
iTrFfrtei thst the ■tor from lowa should not
ss&fce so peneral a <harge without naming tha
irmn »t inetj to w h>">m lie referred.
tVith frear erriphasip Mr. Dolliver -declined
to <j"- so. fie protested that he had not meant
to essaje members of th** Senate with any Im
prpprSetjr wl.ea he *aid that they had consulted
•Ith rai!r<"iad Tresidents, as e\ery one dea!inr
>• ttt :be subject had ber-n obliged to consult ex
pert« trd h<- ariti his colirapues of the Interstate
Commerce Committee had spent weeks last
fprinß HsipninK to a representative gathering
ft raiiroart vitn^f-ses. IJ« Insisted, however,
that Senators should be at liberty to consult The
Chief Magistrate of the nation without being
s-'jh.ie,-ted io taunts and ridicule.
Mr. TiUman Interrupted to say that he had
r*ad in the newspapers that President ■>n of
the JCew York. Xew Haven • Hartford road
had called on the President to protest trains:
« ertain features of the Hepburn bill, j»nd that he
had himself seen President Cassatt of the Penn
sylvania road "disappear into the sanctum of
the Senate Committee on Interstate Commerce."
Mr. Fornkf-r raised a laugh by announcing
that h* had met President Cassatt only once,
and that was at the White House. He remarked,
moreover, that Messrs. Mellen and Cassatt were
in favor of the Htpburn bill, which, in his opin
ion, cou'd not Injure their roads because <>f their
peculiarly advantageous reographlca] locations,
bat which would work a hardship to less fortu
nately situated railroads. Aj Senator Dolliver
had referred to Mr. For&ker's letter on railroad
rates, addressed to the Ohio legislature. Mr.
Poraker asked that it t.e i rinted in the record.
He fho wed considerable re^ntment at the tone
and the imputations of Mr. DolUver'a -larks,
and the Senator from loira en proceeded to
disclaim any Intention to impute improper mo
tive* to Mr. PVnaker or any other me tnber of the
Resale, assf-rtinp that he had enjoyed too much
ecperfeaoe, even had he pop.seesed evidence that
th*re was collusion between Senators sa rail
road officials, "to explode it here." He adoVd
that the problem would be easily solved if the
r>..!r<.ad manasers would co-operate with the
'aw makers Instead of spending, as he had been
informed thf-y had, approximately J2,0*"'0,000 "in
a literary campaign slated to befog the
itfue."
Mr. Aldrich apaln took the floor to reiterate
':.:- position ■with reference to the pendinp lejris
lation. "1 desire," he haid earnestly, "to enter
a protf-Ft apair.st trie assumption that any Sen
ator here is the only friend of railroad rate
I'gislation. No one here has any patent which
"•ouid juF'ify him in assuming to speak in that
-aj.a.'-ity. 1 know- of no one here who is opposed
to j>ro;>er legislation, and there can be no proper
tltfElfit's>tl<»n of Home as friends and of others
as enemies." He then referred to tho pending
legislation as of &n «-con«»inlc <haratt«r, and paid
thst the Senate was not divided on party lines,
tjt that there w*-re division^ on both Fides of the
chamber as to the details of the measure.
Finally Mr. Dolliver Koupht to explain his
crigv.iHi charpe <->n the prnund that In yester
days dehate there had l**en sneers at those
vl;o attended the conference- «t the White
Boose, but Mr. Foraker insisted that it ■ w;is
a n.ist&k*-, that the Senate had merely embraced
ii rare opportunity to enjoy itself at the ex
j.er:w of Senator Allison.
INCIDENT ENDS WITH A LAUGH.
f-.-.r-t ',r Allison laughingly declared that this
Wl I :n-v.s to hitn, as he riad supposed that ail
the fun was at the «xj>ense of Messrs. IJall*-y
und Forr.ker atid that he had left the chamber,
he I»elie\ed. with fiying* i-olors. "P»ut." he
t-CAt-(], "Ixing In a forgiving mood. 1 am ready
to erand corrected, and I>e!ie\e that It was all
tt my expense." The laugh v.i.Wh followed
-:os*d an incident v.hich for a time seemed
I!ke!y to cause much bitterness.
1l waf. reported about the Senate to-day that
'.he President was sending for I>emocrctic Sen-
to dlst-us* the rate situation with them.
Senatoni I>aniel and , n.hn m'Klestly con
fessed to having been sent for by the President
wid consulted on the subject this r:.ing.
c.nd Senators «"lay and Foster admitted that
they had been consulted on the name subject
yesterday. None of the Democratic Senators
•AT>i'.:d discuss their confereaeea nith the Presl-
Jent however, and the Republican leaders wen
n the dark as to their pun->rt. although they
"uggested that pertiap* 'he Piwidfnt is merely
esskW to demote rat* by .-onuullng memjl^rs
st t*>th parties, tl^t he retards the «ji>
*r economic rathtr Uian yartiran.
Tomorrow I><mi '"1" 1 ■»* «©M«*. "VTT-Vr* ' "~~~ ~~" ——————____ — — . •
w.n~r : -m0.m.1, -YORK. FRIDAY. APRIL 6. FOURTEEN PAGES.—^r^TSSS^^Z^^ PRICE THREE CENTS.
WMTS TO ARBITRATE.
MITCHELL'S NEW SCHEME
Miners Would Work Pending De
cision—"Astute," Operators ° Say.
President Mitchell of the United Mine Workers
Played another Card at yesterday's conference
•Wl the anthracite operators by proposing arbi
tration of the demands by the conciliation com
mittee of the Anthracite Coal Strike Commission
In his proposition, which Is carefully worded, he
throws a sop to the public by intimating that
the miners are willing to make sacrifices in or
der to save consumers from the calamity of an
other prolonged strike. The suggestion is sub
ject to ratification by a convention of the miners.
but if the operators, who will meet Mitchells
committee again on Monday, agree to arbitra
tion the suspension of work, he Bays, will be
called off at once pending arbitration.
As if in anticipation of this move of Mitchell,
a long pamphlet by David Willcox, president of
the Delaware & Hudson Company, was issued
yesterday, entitled. "Comments upon sugges
tions presented by a committee In behalf of some
of the anthracite employes to the producers of
anthracite coal." in which he argues that no
new arbitrable facts not covered by tha commis
sion have »>een brought forward.
The operators did not indicate yesterday in a
statement which was made on their behalf that
they had experienced any change of heart which
would give comfort to the. miners when they
meet them on Monday. The attitude of the for
mer all along has been that the only thing they
would consider would be a renewal of the three
year agreement under the award of the Anthra
cite Coal Strike Commission* which expired on
April 1.
OPPONENTS CONFER.
The conference began yesterda/ afternoon in
the rooms of the Trunk Lines Association. No.
143 Liberty street. The operators' committee
of seven was on hand, but two of Mitchell's
committee were so late that the conference was
started before they arrived. The session ended
at 2:15 p. m., when Mitchell and his aids made
a rush for the elevators.
"I have nothing to say no^ " said Mitchell.
"If there is any statement it will be giver- out
at the Ashland House "
President '^reorge F. Baer of the Jersey
Central Railroad Company, chairman of the em
ployers* committee, -would pay nothing. W. •..
Truesdale. president of the Delaware, Lack
aw anna & Western Railroad. Rs.id that the
two committees would meet again on Monday
at 1 "/> p. m. The operators then went up to
the office of President Thomas of tne L^hlgh
Valley Railroad, on the tenth floor, and had
luncheon. Before the conference it was said on
behalf of the operators that Fome malicious
people at midnight on Wednesday had cut the
main pipe from the steam engine To The holler
at the Franklin Colliery, near Wilkes-Barre.
Perm.. which would delay work for a short time.
Mitchell made tne following Statement at the
Ashland House later:
Ins FTib-committees of operators and miners net
at l o'clock to-day, and the minTs submitted the
following proposition:
Tlie committee appointed by th« Rhai ki con
vention of I>erpmV*r 14 las* representing the em
jr.Jo\ es of the various companies operating the
m!t-<»-s. witcheries and hreßkem m the anthracite
.^oal region hn.t:>K nnrter rcnui'V-.nuioTi our pr«p^
pilJons to y"J. ted February !7 'meaning the de
mands*. tf'<g«tti*>r with our counter proposition of
March ?, whl.-h was a continuation for t>ire«- years
of the award of the Anthrarite Coal Strike Com
mission, and a letter from the Governor of Penn
sylvania, have decided that in view of the great
public interests involved, aside from those we
repre."^nt directly, it Is our duty to make some
further Iforu and even a sacrifice of what we be
lieve to bo justly our due In the matter of wages
und conditions of employment. in order that a
prea.t public calamity may ho averted.
Th»-r»- > •• we propose that. 8Ul>j»»ot to th« ap
proval of a convention of anthracite mine workers,
which shall he called at th<> earliest date possible,
the differences between US, as state.i in our propo
sitions and your counter projiosition. be referred
for determination and settlfnier.t to a hoard of
arbitration, composed of th«» members of the present
t-oard of conciliation provided for in the award of
tli« Anthracite C*oal Strike Commission, with Judge
Gtorge Gray, of Delaware, or any jx-rison he may
j'!»-ase to appoint, as chairman and umpire, the de
cision of this tribunal or a majority of the mem
bers thereof, in so far as it Influences wages, to lie
effective from April I, IMC and to continue in force
until March 31. ISOS, such decision to be final and
binding upon all parties in interest; the employes
of the anthracite mines, waaheriea and breaker!
to resume work Immediately, and to continue at
work pending the decision of said board.
This proposition, he said was signed by him
self and the other six members of the anthracite
miners' committed of seven.
Mr. Mitchell was asked if work would be re
sumed if. on Monda/, th« operators agreed to
the proposition, even though the convention of
mine workers had not yet met to ratify it. He
replied that if the operators agreed to it on
Monday all the miners would be ordered back to
work.
STATEMENT FROM THE OPERA TO
•The operators later appeared to have recon
sidered their decision to make no statement, for
the following statement wai Issued on 'heir be
half last evening:
Ii Fhould h« observed that in the astutely drawn
proposition of Mr. Mitchell and his committee the
Optra tors are asked to s;ihmit •-. arbitration the
question of tlie doped shop and th<- "check oft*"— a
scheme r.-cju!rlnK. In the words of the miners" com
mittee, "that ♦acl> company shall collect '' m
each employe such amounts «s may 1«? levied by
their organization monthly, tlie amount thus col
lected at each .-■l.*- turned over to an
autlior i z*-d committee at the i-olliery." ■ plan which
would make of every operator « collecting agem-jr
cm behalf of the strike funds of the mil • ■ In
tl.eir l'-tter of March 9 to the miners' committee
the ojw»rator« said concernlnc oi< "check off": "As
a matter of polic) we would not mak* such an
aprrf-ement U you request, and a? a matter of law
we are not permitted to make i: . "
On the*e two Mihjeots also the Anthracite < oal
Commission of itt£. appointed by President Roose
velt made ti . following vigorous declaration:
"Tie richt to remain st work where others have
ceased to work, or to engage anew In work which
others hay j\n:indoned. is part of the perj-on.il lib
♦-rtv nf a rlllzen. that can never l.c surrender* d.
ci-d < vrrv infrinßernent thereof limits and should
receive tlie stern derioutu-^ni'-nt of the law. All
p-iv«rnment irapUe* restraint, and it is not l<ss, hut
mo;«- uHHiiiT i' 1 ■elf-soverned communities, than
in other*, to compel restraint of the passions of
men which make for disorder .'md Inwifpsness. Our
1 ttigunp'* ' s ''"' li r ''"ll" ll: 'M' of ;i free pe<«ji]e, and falls
to f urnifh unv form Of Bpeeeh by wliirh the riKlit of
;i cittzt-n to work when b« pleases, for whom he
ptemSM, ni'd on wh:it onus he pleases, , „|. i,.. pa
cesyfully denied. T!i*> common h*!in»- of our people,
us w.hV.k t!ie common law. forbids that this HRht
should !>►■ assailed with impunity. It Is vain to say
Unit the man nl;n remains at work while others
(tut-* t<> work or takes tbe place of ■ n< who has
>il>an.j<.r,.-<i his work, iielpo to defeat the I rations
of iii'-M wh<> s~<'k to obtain better recompense for
tlip-r lalmr .md better condition* of life."
It sli.ihi also he ohsfi\e.l that Mi Mitchells
committee abandons the proposal for a one-year
«,..,,.-„„.„• -iiid MiKUfMs an nrhltratl >n, the term of
w™ \ woiiM ' M-ire on April I, 1M« ■ Presidential
v,,, r ,j.,.« ;,if,,rdinK ■ »..-w opportunity to make this
cr« -it industry the f ...tha'l of politic*. Th. oper
•; ', h hiTd «lre*dv -. „,i. it will '•♦ r.memb^red.
lii .xtend tl,e f.'idinßS of the . -oal rommtssion until
April U W°-
In his pamphlet President Willcox of the Dela
w.-ire & Hudson company argues, that, though
the sward of the anthracite strike commission
reaped to he absolutely controlling as to future
conditions after March SI. I."-. . its decision,
after protracted Investigation, with any other
tribunal end with disinterested persons gener
ally, would be fir.!.! as to the matter* involved.
The' n ward if the cornmslsion and the action of
its conciliation board, be says, should, there
fore., he decrr.ed conclusive mi all facts and
Isaacs which they have covered. He continues:
Clearly the only qii^Ktion properly open is » li» ther
there nrr- un> n« w facts » hicji ru!i-e nrw questions
tw-vrind the scop* Of t'.e arbitration which has ul
reidy tnkf-n pin.- No such new "■- Ii have l,*en
brcnfht w. public attention, and no spe,-|fi<« fuvts
t unti.iurd no •«■• end vac*
DISAGREE ON WHO MAKES PRICE OF COAL.
THE POIXTS OF VIEW OF THE OPERATORS AXD
THE RETAILERS VARY MATERIALLY.
The retail dealers are not justified in raising the price of coal. None of the anthracite
operators have advanced the price to the dealers, and they have been supplied with a reason
able amount of coal to meet all reasonable requirements.— E. B Thomas, prudent of the Le
hlgh Valley Railroad.
The question as to whether th- New York retail dealers are to be blamed for the recent ad
vance in the price of coal to the consumer is simply a question as to whether the producing
companies in the last three or four weeks have given to us a sufficient supply of coal to meet
the requirements of the trade. The dealers have net received the amount of coal wanted by
their customers.— G I> Curtis, of the Cvrtta-MaJaOaU i'"3l Company.
Thus do the operators and the dealers try to
Phi ft the responsibility for the general advance
in the retail price of coal on April 1. under the
burden of which the consumer finds himself to
day. There is no disputing the fact thai the
operators have not advanced the price of coal at
tidewater as a result of the strike, but the re
tailers declare they have been forced to raise
their prices because they have been unable to
get the normal supply of coal from the oper
ators. This, they declare, has put them to addi
tional expense, so that now with the advanced
prices their profit is not as large as it was under
the old prices with normal conditions.
It was admitted, however, by some of the
dealers yesterday that certain dealers were able
to get all the coal they needed to keep their cus
tom, running. In spite of this tact, there has
been a general advance among all the dealers in
the city. This harmonious action is due to the
Coal Merchants 1 Association of New York, which
comprises practically all of the dealers in Man
hattan. They deny that there, was any combina
tion to advance prices, but admit that it was
done after conference! on the subject. As a
matter of fad. prior to the advance the Coal
Merchants' Association sent a "recommenda
tion" to its members that the prices be increased
according to a certain scale. The following
prices were quoted, which the dealers placed in
effect on April 1: Domestic sizes. $7 a ton; pea.
$5; buckwheat. ?4 '<(>. No. •_• buckwheat. $4. and
soft coal, $.">.
This is an advance of 60 cents a ton in coal
of domestic size, and a relatively large increase
in the other grades. Representatives of the op
erators who were seen agreed that there was
plenty of coal coming la and that they were giv
ing to the retailers all they should need to carry
them along. Some of them said that the deal
ers had raised the price in order to take advan
tage of the situation. Others paid they believed
the raise had been made in order to scare off
persons who otherwise would want to deplete
the coal supply unduly by putting in their Flocks
for next winter.
DAK CERS DROP TO DEATH
Hotel Collapse Kills 55 and Injures
100 in Black Forest.
Nagold, Black Forest, Germany, Apr- D —
Fifty-five persons were killed and one. hundred
dangerously injured to-day by the collapse of the
Hotel Zum Hlrschen <ihe Btag Hotel). Twenty
I and probably dead.
The building had . fuUy completed
and the catastrophe is attributed to the non
observance of proi*»r pr^
Th* r.,.f of the building had I piace
only thin morning, an event which. In accord
lerman custom, was celebrated by a
feast.
The guests engaged in a dance, and this, to-
Kether with the large number of persons on the
floor?, was probably what caused the building
to collapse.
The ■ uas drinking the health of the
builder atid landlord, w hen suddenly a crash
was heard above Twenty of thosf in the banquet
room Jumped from the windows and doon in
time to escape when the house crumble.] into a
The town to-night presents an indescribable
scene of horror avA grief. There is hardly a
family but has lost one or more members. The
Id out in the Town Hall, adja
the see;:., of the disMter. The work of rescue is
still proceeding. Two hundred people v
. Iding when it colla]
IX TERROR OF VESUVIUS.
Native* Flee from Streams of Burn
ing Lava Cinders Cover Xapks.
Nap Us. April .".-The eruption at Mount
vius is causing greal terror. The roads leading
, r , thf with lava and in the
surrounding villages the ashee lie an inch thick.
Reinforcement! of soldi* ra ai;'i carbineers have
beea sen! to maintain order. From several
small new crnters and many fissures lava and
cinder- s thrown up. while from the
centra! < rater the eruption hai foi ined a cone
three thousand feet !ii*li
Different Btreama of la-.a now reach a length
of more than ■ mile, some of them beinc five
hundrfd feet wide Loud detonations, frequent
.•arthquiike shock! and a, oppressive atmos
,, nf>r . the terror of the inhabits:
■ asor Mattencel. the director of tl
r\ al Mount Vesuvius, sayi thai the fall
not likely to U**t more than another
The Inhabitant! of the nearby villages are
•• • C
DR. POTTER GIVES $5000.
Steps to liaise $100,000 for St.
John's Cathedral.
Announcement was made yesterday by the
trusted of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
that Bishop Henry C Potter had contributed
Ci.OOn toward the fl«».«00 required to complete
the choir and crossing c.f the cathedral. It was
said that the trustees would at once take steps
to raise the remaining amount.
When this .<;•."•<«"• Ii collected, the total amount
contributed In the last fifteen months will ex
ceed $1,000,000. At the last meeting of the
trustees' the Rev. Di E. M Stirea was elected
to that body.
LOST PARCEL CONTAINING $14,365.
\r.v TVl»priij'h ti. The Tribune.)
Ilaltimore. April (.-While Mis* Emma Slagle
was on her way yesterday from a bank to ■
broker's office, with J14.265 In bank notes wrapped
in brown paper. she lost the precious parcel. She
did not inform the poli.-e, and her loss waa sot
known until she put an advertisement in the news
pa per* tn-<i:;>. offering a liberal reward for the
return of ..,'. money. Miss Slagle is an orphan
nmi recently sold real estate left her by her father.
She intended to invest the money in bonds.
STOLE GAS VALUED AT $26,003.
JBv TWasi to The Tribunal
Milwaukee. April s.— Charles Ross, a retired hard
ware merchant, . iißrgt-ri with the theft of gat
rallied at $-*■'"■■ from the Milwaukee Gas Uswt
Company In the last nix years, pleaded guilty, arij
wan fined I' oo »nil costs to-day, by Judß<» Xeeliit.
The maximum penalty for the «.fTe:i'e is $10y or on©
year's imprisonment.
In opposition to these statements a large re
tailer said:
In the last thirty days the operators* have not
supplied us with more than one-sixth the amount
of steam coal to meet the ordinary demand. For
the last ten days or two weeks we have needed
to meet our normal demand one-third more coal
of domestic sizes than the operators have been
furnishing to us.
Now in the case of steam coal we have been
obliged to get it where we could— from various
independent sources. Of course, we. have been
obliged to pay what these dealers asked For ex
ample, a month ago we could get No. '2 buck
wheat coal alongside for $2. We were selling It
for $2 7.1. Yesterday we had to pay *,'>•>» a
ton for the same kind of coal and sold it for 54.
The railroad companies are holding back al
most fill their steam coal to use in their loco
motives in case of emergency.
In domestic coal the case is somewhat differ
ent. We are unable to pet this from independent
dealers. The operators are giving us a certain
amount of this coal, but our expenses are in
creased because we cannot get all we need.
It v.as explained that the boatmen, who bring
the coal from the tidewater point.3, such as Perth
Amboy and South Aml-oy. formerly charged
from 18 cents to 20 cents a ton,' but In the last
two weeks they had demanded from 40 cents to
,V» cents. Their rate from nearby tidewater
points, such as Weehawken. is five cents less, bu*.
the. railroad charge is five cents more, making
the total rates the same.
The coal dealer then went on to say that they
had other additional expenses. He said:
In order to get any domestic coal at all wo
have to keep our boats lying at the wharves for
days at a time, until the operators fill our or
ders. The boatmen charge demurrage for all
additional time they have to be idle. This runs
from $4 to $•» a day a. boat. Then our delivery
expenses are more than they would be if we
could send our customers all the coal they
wanted. For instance, if a man wants five tons
we can Bed it out in one truck. If we can send
only one ton, the cost of delivery is Just the
same as if we sent the, entire amount.
We are making less profit at our increased
price! than we did under the old prices, when
we could get all the coal we wanted. lam will
ing to predict that if the operators take off their
embargo on the amount of domestic coal allowed
to go out the price will at once drop back to
56 50 a ton.
m
ZULUS BEATEN" OFF,
Art/a/ Colonists Save IVomen and
Children in Fierce Fight.
I/ondon. April 6. — A dispatch dated "With
ManselVs Column. April 5." gives the following
account of the fighting between Zulus, led by
Chief Bamhaata, and the Natal Colonist expe
dition, which rescued the women and children
isolated nt K^ates Drift:
Bambaata surprised the column at dusk at
Imvanz.-v the names springing out >>f the
tl»i»*ket, fanatically abouting their battle „ r> and
attacking th« vanguard with th*ir ssst-gaN. The
police behaved with coolness, keeping the horde
of blacks at bay. and steadily continuing the
inarch to Greytown.
The fighting did not cease till midnight, when
unm reached Botha's farm and safety.
■ >mfn and children had been placed in the
centre of the column and thus were com]
;ed.
The infuria'ed natives hacked the bodies of
tt-.r,.» policemen \\h>> were killed, but the bodJea
.c.l.
Betyeani Rrown is missing, and it is feared
that he also ha! been killed.
The white resident! of Inspanza escaped 'o
ft at Rnmbaata's first attack, and
the looting of the hotel and imbibing of liquor
Incapacitated the rebel! for pursuit.
SEIZE AM ERICA X FISHER.
Gloucester Schooner Snapped Up
Within Three-Mile Limit.
Gloucester. Mass . April BL— The fishing
schooner A. K. Whyland. hailing from this port.
■etsed by Newfoundland authorities
for fishine within the three-mile limit. This
information, without additional details. 1
. here to- night In a telegram from CaJ
Fred Morrii tin achooner, u> Captain
Charles C. Toon**, owner of the. vessel. The
dispatch was sent from Port Aux Basques N F.
GOT. PATTISOX MOVED.
Taken on Stretcher at Columbus to
Cincinnati Train.
CoJumbna • ■ «j rl "■ Goren
left this city for Cincinnati to-night. He was
taken to the train on a stretcher.
VAXDFRBILT Al TO SCARFS
Car Frighten* Horse — Man Badly
Hurt in Runaway.
A large automobile in which were Alfred G.
Vanderbilt. Reginald W. Rives and three other
men whose names were not learned frightened
a horse In Main street, DeM* Ferry, yesterday
afternoon. causing the animal to run away. The
horse was attached to a delivery «agon of a
biscuit company and was standing at the curb.
The automobile party had run from New York
to make arrangement! for the opening of the
Pioneer coaching season.
Although it vas proceeding at a moderate rate
the sinht of the tig ri'.ii' hine was too much for
tnd he bolted down the street
racken Of every description flew
ng vehicle. The animal overtook
an empty lumber wagon. The crash threw Fred
erl< k Haiiock. the driver, to the ground and the
. „f njg owi wages passed over him. He
is m r. serious condition.
The impact upset the biscuit wagon and fright
ened the lumber team, and the horses, three
abreast. draKtfin< the two vehicles, the wheels
of which had become Interlocked, continued
down the hill, across the viaduct and over the
railroad tracks to the foot of the Incline, where
they were stopped.
Mr Vanderbilt and his party followed to the
top of the hill and then proceeded down Lex
ington avenue. He Is not to be blamed fop the
accident, for as Boon as the fright of the horses
was noticed the automobile was slowed down.
VOTES WORTH 12 50 TO $5 IN RUSSIA.
Moscow. Apr!! 5.-The reactionaries are charged
wiih resorting to bribery In the elections It is
said the Quotations for votes ran** from rJ ;*> t<< JT>.
PALM SUNDAY AT ATLANTIC CITY
BnecUl tour via Pennsylvania Railroad. Leaves
New Yrrk Saturday. April T. Rate JW or $11. in
cluJra two d.ijs' hotel board.- Advt
EIOT IX Till: ASSEMBLY
MISSILES FLY FREELY.
Democrats Defy the Speaker and
Start a "Rough House" Game.
[By Telegraph to Th« Tribunal
Albany. April 5. — Under conditions which re
sembled the "rough house" of riotous collegians,
the Democrats in the Assembly, aided by some
malcontents, tried to run away with the Speaker
at the end of a dreary session to-day. Rules
were overridden and demands for recognition
from half a dozen men at the same time were
shouted while rollcall was In progress. Open
defiance of the Speaker by the Democrats led
to just as open disregard of them by him when
they tried to appeal from his rulings, and finally
the session of a deliberative body degenerated
into a small riot, the two parties taking sides
and enlivening proceedings by hurling bill files
and water bottles at friend and enemy alike.
It all came at the end of the longest meeting
of the session. Tired and without food since
early morning, the members were restive when
the Malby bill legislating a Democratic school
board In Ogdensburg out of office was reached
on the calendar. Assemblyman Palmer, the
minority leader, moved that the bill go over until
next week. He said he had the promise of the
district Assemblyman. Mr Gray, that if objec
tion were made, the bill would not be pressed
for final passage at once. Mr. Gray said he had
not consented to this arrangement and asked
that the measure be advanced at once.
Assemblyman Merritt declared that the bill
ought to be advanced to get it to. the Governor
and hasten final adjournment- He said there
were half a dozen other bills of similar nature
which would be vetoed by Democratic mayors,
who would hold up the measures for fifteen
days at least. "If you permit them to delay
these local bills any longer." he said, "you will
not adjourn until the middle of May
Assemblyman Palmer declared that he would
fight the bills to the last ditch unless Mr.
Merritt would consent that they be laid aside
until Tuesday. Mr. Merritt would not consent.
Mr. Palmer demanded that lie be heard on a
question of personal privilege. The Chair re
fused to recognize him. assemblyman Oliver
(Dem.. N. T.) cried out for recognition, also, but
it was refused. *
"You - right. Palmer!" he shouted at th*
minority leader. "If you don't get a show. I will."*
The Speaker ordered the sergeant-at-arms to
put Mr. Oliver In his seat.
"Pon'r you touch meT" yelkd the irnte N<"»
Torker. "I'm a free \ an. and no man
can lay his hand on me""
An assistant doorkeeper, summoned by th«
sergeant-at-arms. advanced an Mr. Oliver to put
him in his seat. The Assemblyman sat down,
but rose as soon as the doorkeeper had retired,
and yelled for recognition. Mr. Moreland. the
majority leader, told Assemblyman Merrttt to
demand the ayes and noes. Oliver objected vo
ciferously, and Mr. Moreland shouted. "Put him
down; put him down."
Oliver sal down again, but appealed from the
decision of the Speaker, raisins a point of order
that free speech was being hampered by arbi
trary treatment.
Mr. Palmer and half a ■>•*■ bUms I*etno
crati also appealed from the Chair's rulings. The
Assembly sustained the Speaker's rutlngs by a
vote of S,l to IS, amid shouts and cheers like
those heard Si a football garm. and Immediately
afterward amid a storm of cheers passed the
Malby All!.
After adjournment Mr Palmer BMSS* * Slats
■ Mat in which he declared that the Speaker had
defied every rail ever made r.y a PbssJmw in the
memory of the eJdSSt As— iiialjiiian He sain
that to-morrow he would bsM thai th* rulings
be reversed, or charjre that partisan motives
solely gove-ned the passage of local bills in the
Assembly through the aid af the presiding
offi er.
( AXXOX OX THE TARIFF.
Thinks Revision Sure to Come, but
X<>t in This Congress.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune]
East Liverpool. Ohio. April s.— Speaker Can
non of the House of Representatives in a letter
to the potters here says revision of the tariff
is sure to come.
•I am satisfied that there will be no tariff re
vision this Congress, but it goes without saying
that the desire for a change which exists in the
common mind will drive the Republican party,
if continued in power, to tariff revision . I do
not want it. but it will come in the not distant
future." the letter says.
WRECK SURVIVORS SETTLE WITH ROAD.
[By Telegraph to Th' Tribune.] '
Denver. April -The two survivors or the Hewitt
family, six of whom perished in the recent Rio
Grande wreck, have settled with the company for
$13,000.
FOR AIRSHIP TRIP TO POLE.
[From The Trlbur.f Bureau!
Louisville. April Major H. B. Hersey, an In
spector of the Weather Bureau stationed in M I
waukee and formerly In charge of the Louisville
Weather Bureau, was ordered to-day to report In
■Washington to prepare for the airship expedition
to the North Pole, arranged by Walter Wellman.
FRENCH ARTIST HURT IN RUNAWAY.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Fitfburr. April 5.-A. Benzinger. a portrait
painter of Paris. France, was seriously injured late
'a«* night by being thrown from his buggy while
b* »a« returning to the Park Hotel, (n Sewlckley.
The horse took fright at an automobile, throwing
BrnzinKer rron the buggy against the curb. He
N badly rut and bruised. Mr. Ber.ztnger has been
patettec port-aits of the family of W. P. Snyder.
the stc-el manufacturer.
MARIE CORELLPS SOLDIER DEAD.
fßv Tt>\*<rapY. to Th« Tribune ]
Kan-as City. Mo.. April 5-Enos A. Axtell. a Re
imMican poUtteJan. was killed by a Prospect ptree:
car here thi, afternoon. Luring the Civil War
AxteH was a captain in a New York regiment. At
fhe battle of Falls Church, in W. Axtell .topped
ions ennusch to help a your.g girl flee from her
home Later he married her. This dramatic meet
ir.K with his future wife furnished the basis of
Marie Corelli 1 * "A Romance of Two Worlds."
RESTORED $*9,000 FOUND IN TRAIN.
Ashtabula. Ohio. April o.— William R. Miles, a
Lake Shore conductor, of Oil City. Perm.. who
runs on a passenger train from Aahtabula to
Oil City, to-day found a valise in one of the
coach- of his train containing $9,000 in cur
rency. It had been left there by William C. In
limn of Leon. Ohio, who had drawn the money
from ■ bank in Ashtabula. The money was re
stored to him.
TWO CONSULS IN ONE SMASH-UP.
[By Telejrrmph 1 1 The Trtbun*. ]
Atlanta, April 5.-Pr. Enrich ZoepSell-Quellen
steln. the German Consul; Russell Hopklr.s. th«
Pananutn Consul, and th* Misses Kate Robinson
and Janie Wst~T. well known women of Atlanta,
were badly injured this afternoon by the wrecking
of a trap in which they were driving. The consuls
were in t!ie full regalia presr^ b«-<* by their respective
countries, the horses were hitched tandem, and
they were bowling along in violation of the speed
limit. The leader suddenly bolted, «n.i th« trap
wma dashed asatn^t a telephone pole and wrecked.
Uic occui-ants betas thru»u \ioleutlj to the crouad.
A.VDV FIELDS BETI"f!\S
MAT DEFEXD JTCVRDrS.
House of Mirth Head Too IE id
Make Statement, Doctor Says.
Andy Fields, the alleged legislative mantpwa
lator in this state for the Mutual. Equitable and
New York Life Insurance companies, and th»
master of the famous "House of Mirth" at Al
bany, slipped into his home village of Dobb*
Ferry late on Tuesday night, and has since kept
behind the doors of Genehurst, his home on the
hill overlooking the Hudson. He has been miss
ing since the insurance scandal broke beyond
Equitable bounds and the Armstrong leglslativo
committee began Its investigation. Since last
September he has been living in a rented house
in Los Angeles.
With the discovery that Fields had returned
came none of the pyrotechnics which followed
the return of his co-worker. Andy Hamilton.
from Europe. Mr. Fields had nothing to- say
about the loyalty and honor of his particular
"yellow dog." He put the burden of explica
tions on Dr. C. H. Judson. of Dobbs Ferry. th«
aged family physician.
Dr. Judson did more than explain where Fields
had been since he. disappeared. Ha declared
that the man whose testimony was perhaps mom
desired by the investigating committee* certainly
more feared by state legislators than that of,
"Judge" Hamilton, was ready to face any civil
or criminal cases that might be brought against
him.
"I will take on my shoulders the full respond
bility for Mr. Fields'! long absence.' he sail
with emphasis. 'H» went because I told htm)
his health demanded it."
EXPLANATIONS TO BE ASKED.
There is no doubt that Fields will shortly be>.
called on tr> explain to the, Mutual Life. It iras'
said that a summons server had been sent to
Albany from Joseph H. Choate's office, but If
no, he did not find Fields The Truesdale com.
raltte is said to be preparing a letter asking
him to appear before them and explain hist
legislative transactions, the enormous expense \
account of the House of Mirth and the where-/
abouts of many valuable books and papers which)
are missing from th« supply department ofj
which he was formerly in charge, j
Since FWds disappeared last September nnl
certain information •* to hla movements has*
been received. At Dob:-? Ferry yesterday Ifxas 1 '
said that he went direct to I»s Angles with hi»j
wife, his daughter Imogens and his son Clar- ;
ence. With them were. P. F. Dutcher. a brother
in-law of Fields, who formerly ran a livery*
stable in the little, village, and Fields's nteee.l
Ml " Addie Dutcher. The Armstrong committed)
was told that Fields was in Santa Catalina, an
| island off the California coast. This lnforma-i
tion was supposed to have come from Dr. Jud
son, though last night h«» made positive denial
that Fields had ever visited the island.
Wh«n a Tribune reporter railed at Genehurst
yesterday afternoon Clarence Fields, a youth of
nineteen or twenty years, was on guard on the
porch. He said that his father was too 1U m
see any one, and that on the advice of the fam
ily physician he would make m statement at
this time. Young Fields would not tell his first
name, and "could not remember" where they
had travelled "
w7e will answer no questions," he declared.
"It is nn as* r^ nsk th*m."
When »een at his home I*-. Judson was un
willing to talk, but finally consenr-d to make a
statement.
"I advised Mr Fields four years ago to drop
business and take a sadly needed rest." he said.
"I recommended the south of France, but Mr*.
Fields would not undertake the sea voyage.
i Last spring I again advised him to leave work,
bur there was a longer session of the "Legislature
than usual, and he would not leave Albany. Ha
seemed to enjoy his work there, and it may hay*
been a question of salary with him."
Dr. Judson was asked what particular diaeas«
it Is that Mr. Fields is suffering from.
"It is a chronic disease, made worse by over
work." he said.
"Is it a nervous breakdown?" was asked.
-I murt decline to go into detail about my
patients." said the doctor. "But I wan: you to"(
know that I take full responsibility, aa a physi
cian, not interested in the insurance matter lr»j
any way. I take the responsibility for his leav
ing. 1 wanted him to go where ha would not b»
in touch with business."
BELATED ACTION' ON ADVICE.
"When did you see him last?" was asked.
"I lair him tn the »pr
"Then you did not advise him between that!
time and his departure In September?"
"I did not; but I gave him the certificate of 111
health which was presented to the Armstrong i
committee."
'"Will Mr. Fields be able to face civil pro-,
cedure or criminal prosecution 7" Dr. Judaon was l
asked.
"He will," was the deckled answer. "'He is
not afraid to face any charges. He will not
leave this neighborhood again while any charges : ;
are pending. After having sufficiently recovered j
from the exhaustion of his long Journey from i
Los Angeles he will go to his home In New Jer- '
sey, and then wherever he may."
"Have there been any conferences between
Mr. Fields and his attorneys or insurance offi
cials''" was asked.
"There la no occasion for conferences. Nona ,
have been held between Mr. Fields an.l his attor
neys on either civil or criminal matters. He re
turned just when he intended, and will probably
leave Dobbs Ferry about May 1."
Genehurst has been lease.: to Percy A. Rocke
feller, a son of William Rockefeller and a broth
er of "William G. Rockefeller, who has occupied
the house for several seasons. Fields has an
other house near Ocean Grove.
When a reporter made a second visit f» Gene.
hurst last night yea • Fields, in a cap an-J
heavy muffler, was still on guard on the porch.
He was asked If his father had heard that th»
grand Jury was go! 1 to summon his father.
He went into the house to ask.
"Papa has heard nothing of any such thing."
was the answer
He said that his father would be willing to
nak* a statement if the reporter could obtain
Dr. Judson's permission. This permission Dr.
Judson rfu»ed absolutely to give, saying that
Mr. Fields was far too weak to talk.
The village of Dobbs Ferry is divided over Mr.
Fields. He has for several years been one o£
the big men of the town. His friends in th»
Dobbs Ferry bank ere standing by him and re
cently re-elected him to the directorate. With
the members of the Methodist Episcopal Chun h.
however, there Is not the same unanimity of
opinion. There is said to be a strong element In
the church which favors trying Mr. Fields S3
to his eligibility to membership.
MOST OF ABSENT NOW HEP.E.
With Fields back, all the big insurance ir.eri
who wrrt> absent while the Armstrong commi;
tee was in session have returned except Thoma.%
D. Jordan and William 11. Mclntyre. Mr. Jor-
Nothing Quite equal to the train service off- •• ,
by the New York Centra! Lines. Twenty trains v
day to BurTalo and Niagara Falls. 12 to Chicsiro i
tv St. l/i. u!s & to Clncinaatl.— Advt.

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