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™™^™"™™***^^*™™S^BBfeJ™?j^E33''s^HSjM9BHßK!ffjEs'.*. j r : . * - ■ -*££9U^^^^^^^^^| V^ LXVI. . . N° 21.723. FIRE EICIIWGi; SPLIT. S COMPANY WITHDRAWS. Others May Follow — Disagreement Over Paying San Francisco Losses. Efforts to adjust the losses and protect the re serve* of the various Insurance companies, as a •jault of the San Francisco disaster, have not inly reulted in a split in the New York Fire fasurance Exchange, but seem likely to b?ing about a tangle in the Insurance world that will ■st be straightened out for a long time. The Continental Insurance Company, through flenry Evans, its president, has served notice of gg withdrawal from the exchange, and it is poetically certain that the WiUlamsburgh City, of which Marshall S. Drlggs Is the head, will do the same. Further withdrawals are likely, and may result in the entire disruption of the Ex gbange. which has been a trust In the sense that jt has maintained an agreement as to rates and e»mmlFsior.s. which all the companies doing fcnsiness in this city pledged themselves not to violate. At th« monthly meeting of the Exchange, to be fjeld at 11 a. m. to-morrow, there Is likely to be pome lively discussion. Those opposed to the Increase in rates and decrease in commissions, pot through at the special meeting on Friday, will posh their argument that the action was ffiegallT taken. Cecil P. Shallcross, president of tbe Exchange, declares he will be able to show that the meeting was regular In every partic ular. It was learned yesterday that some of_£he companies hope to bs able to tak? advantage of A California *tite law, which they believe will relieve them of paying any of the losses by fire or othei wise on contracts which had the earth- Quake clau.se in them. There were two forms of contracts us*d in San francisco, the 'stand ard" form, v\fii<*h did not except damage done by earthquake and others, which excepted loss from that cause. Tl ere is a section of the Civil Code el California reading: Where a peril Is specially excepted In a con tract of insurance, a loss which would not have occurred but for such peril is thereby excepted, although the immediate cause of the loss be a peril which was not excepted. . ; " WILL LAY LOSSES TO EARTHQUAKE. So^.e companies intend to set up that the con flasratinn as directly due to the earthquake, which set ruins on flre and broke the gas and water mains. Therefore they will refuse to pay flre losses from fire on contracts with the earth- Quake clause. has been upheld by the courts," said xh(- president of one of the larger com par.ifs yesterday. "In justice to our stockhold ers &:: . yholders we cannot undertake ■ to which we are not legally lia about CO per sent of our contracts con tfiinM this f-arthquake clause." An effort was made to ascertain just what perc'Tivsße of all the contracts in San Francisco DSd the earthquake clause, but the esti jnLtee varied all the way from 10 to 50 per cent. The vice-president of one of the companies said pssterday: There Is such a thing as equity in law, and public sentiment will not allow the courts to construe that law in such a way that companies can get out of their fire losses simply because the fires were indirectly due to the earthquake. We, of course, will not pay losses caused by the earthquake, but where a building was damaged clightly from that cause and then burned, we will pay the full loss, less that caused by the shock. Of course, it will be a tremendously diffi cult task to adjust the various losses, but it can and will be done. sount sf the different stands taken by the Various smpanles. in addition to the difficulty ct proving just what caused the- most damage 'ullding, the litigation growing out of iter is iiktly to iaet for years. tion is also grr-;it'.y complicated ihat a majority of thf- companies lost r ?an Francisco records, and many of the : I their policies. Ou- of the CVdar Ived word from its repre :crht that only two companies ► munication also • • difficulties in settling up the losses f I almost insurmountable in some in t [E COMPANIES DISREGARD RISE. Ugh they .ire not £ayir:^r so publicly, there i, in addition to the Conti- Lirg. which have not ; a lopted by the Friday. It is possible that the in .■. ■ <1 at the meeting to-mor- N« bt . some argue, it would be folly I . :es t" try to enforce in ■ companies were rates. - of Williainsburg City, would not lat he would retire, but added • Mr Bvans, of the Continental, gave thirty .-.-uurday of his intention to re- I .u.pf-. According to our agree nving giv« of his re at the ond of thirty clays, tber member may retire at the san^e time re days* notice. thirty days are ap on June 5, and any .Hies have until June 1 to make up to retire. president of the exchange, B of representatives of about t» - o G' - yesterday. They went over :<-fu!ly, but Mr. Shallcross re the conclusions for publlca i all the members of the exchange toed to said they were satisfied with i:en on Friday. Hr. Evans, discussing the reasons for the withdrawal of the Continental, said yesterday: If rate advances are made that cannot be histiSed by the hazard Incurred, adverse legis lation is sure to result, and In a very short time the companies now banded together to "imn" through these advance rate resolutions throughout the country will be at one another's throats ar.d rate cutting will be the order of the lay. WEALTHY WOM AX KILLED fmt Erie Express Tosses Her High m Air. (By Telegraph to The Tribune 1 inddletown. N. V -. May 7.— Miss Anna Clark. 3f Jf ! s<-y City, was instantly killed to-night on i rride crossing of the Erie Railroad, in the Milage of .isville, eight miles from here. iltes Clark came from Jersey City a few days BJD and engaged board in the village. She at :t^j>ted to cross the Erie tracks in front of an "Press train going at high speed, and her body *** tossed high In air. ■ . . , Miss Clark «a, about fifty years old and is •aid to have been Wealthy. Nothing has yet S**n learned of iier family. She spent several ■uinncr» ut Otisville. ■•?. ',. % POLAND SPRING HOUSE. *!»-i. • r« . r~-.—r ~-. —• (L «:- ,- --i'l i.i -.t de riteort Bureau. sTaTsSi ** Bj. SM.y :oth ..-- F-.\*' I! <•- l«W St * '■' I »to£f. T«7e Marxian lloum <«•**>•« OP«?> -: n.-. «•:-.- a.>'.<^. a«iw« v-»* Key M .-^it. To-day, fiilr To-morrow, shoM-ers. TO FINANCE 'FRISCO. BIG SYNDICATE FORMING. National City Bank Interest* Pre sumably Back of Plan. Conferences are in progress in this city. It la learned, looking to the formation of a syndi cate which shall finance the requirements of San Francisco in the direction of rebuilding the wrecked city. One of these meetings was held yesterday, those present being Senator New lands, of Nevada; Prank A. Vanderlip, vice presdent of the National City Bank; H. S. Black. President of the United States Realty and Im provement Company; Thomas Magee. a large real estate owner of San Francisco, and ex-Con gressman Lane, of California. It Is the feeling of those interested in the pro- Posed financing that large institutions would Probably not, In view of the recent earthquake m San Francisco, deem it desirable to lend great sums on .single new buildings in that city, and that the raising of such sums could be more readily accomplished through a syndicate. Just what methods the syndicate will adopt, however, have not been settled. The whole project is yet in the formative stage, w. A. Simonson, one of the vice-presi dents of the National City Bank, who went to Ban Francisco immediately after the earth quake, returned yesterday to this city, and pre sumably his report upon the situation will be Placed before the projectors of the syndicate with which City Bank interests will undoubtedly be Identified. E. H. Harriman is expected home to-morrow, and it is understood from excellent sources that he will take an active and prominent part in working out the plans for giving financial aid to the city of San Francisco. The Newlands resolution for a national guar antee of the bonds of San Francisco having been killed by the Senate Committee on Finance, it is now said that an appeal will probably be made to the Legislature of California to guar antee an Issue of bonds by the city for repair ing the damage wrought to its property. The financing of the needs of private owners of de stroyed property will be left to the syndicate now In process of formation. MILAN JURY DISAGREES. Election Bribery Trial Fails— "Christmas Dinner" in Evidence. Part 2 in the Kings County Court was packed yesterday when Eddie Milan, the Democratic leader of the lower Myrtle avenue section In Brooklyn, was brought to trial before Judge Crane on the charge of bribery. So rapidly was the case carried through that Milan's fate was in the hands of the Jury by 1 o'clock. Neither the efforts of his counsel, Martin W. Littleton, nor those of Atttorney General Mayer, the prosecutor, were availing. After deliberating for five hours the jury returned to the court room and announced that it could not agree. In his prosecution Mr. Mayer told in detail the methods employed by Milan in carrying on the political campaign for Senator McCarren even after the voting had begun Election Day. Milan was formerly known as William S. Devery's lieutenant, when Devery was Chief of FWllce. Milan was placed under $20,000 ball, and was able to get bondsmen willing to look after his interests. The chief witness was Abraham Jacobs Jacobs testified that an agent of Milan had given him a slip marked: "A Christmas Din ner." This slip Milan's bartender afterward re deemed at his saloon. No. Hit Myrtle avenue, for 12. Jacobs said that Milan had followed him Into the voting place, and by the aid of one of the attendants was enabled to see that his or ders about the men to be voted for had been complied with. Jacohs's friend, Toomey, cor roborated Jarobs's testimony. COIX FLIP CAUSES STRIKE. Hodcarricrs Broke Negotiations When Employers Won Toss. The hodcarriers and building trades laborers in Hudson County, N. J., struck yesterday. The flip of a coin caused the men to go out. The ar bitration committees of the union and employ ers were In session, but could not agree on the use of the wheelbarrow and endless belt. The men insisted on the elimination of the barrow and the continuance of the hod for the convey ance of bricks to the building. It was decided that an umpire was necessary. A coin was flipped to decide which committee should name the umpire. The employers won the toss, but the arbitration ended then and there, and the men decided to strike. Their de mand Is for ?3 a day for hodcarriers and .*3 25 a day for men working for lufnping plast°rers. The bosses had practically agreed to the wage scale when the dispute arose over the wheel barrow. A PLOT AT BARCELONA. Slrteen Anarchists Arrested and Eight Bombs Seized. Barcelona. May 7. — The police to-day discov ered an anarchist conspiracy. There have beep sixteen arrests and eight bombs have been seized. CONSUL SHOT QUEEN OF ZANZIBAR. Says He Concealed Accidental Culpability and Asked for Transfer. [By Telcpraph to The Tribune.] Indianapolis. May 7. — Robert Mansfield, for merly United States Consul at Zanzibar, is vis iting friends here. He says that while practis ing with a new shotgun in a Jungle In Zanzibar he accidentally shot the wife of the King, who was bathing with her attendants, about thirty birdebot striking her. Mansfield was not in view of the Queen when the shot was nred and did not make the fact known that he tired It. Suon after the accident he asked for a transfer to another post and was sein to Valparaiso. MRS. BLAINE GOING TO SOUTH DAKOTA. Washington, May 7.— "The Post" to-morrow will say: Mrs. Jamea O. Blalne. who before her marriage some years ago was Miss Martha Hiehborr., daugh ter of Rear Admiral and Mrs. Hichborn, will leave Washington at the end of the present week for Sioux Falls, B. D. It is understood she Intends to be absent several months. The announcement of her contemplated residence In South Dakota does not come a» a surprise. For more than a year past Mrs Blalne has spent moit of the time with her parents in Washington, while her husband bat* been engaged in business pursuits m New York. DEWEY'S "BRUT CUVEE" CHAMPAGNE. Its Quality, Sparkle and Dryness are Superb. ' H T. Dewey & Sons Co., 138 'Pulton St.. New York. — A<lvt. TWO TELEPHONE SYSTEMS IN NEW YORK -x>)-t]i\ airti:\ for l.u«ij;««a men. two books to con sult, •-»•<> bella to answer, two i)i!>» to pay.— A'lvt. NEW-YORK. TI'ESDAY. MAY s. \\m\ .-FOUR-TEEN PAGES - fcyT r. c ?^.V vJS,.^ A STATEN ISLAND TRAGEDY. CHARLBB SPIER, BITTER HOSTILITY TO THE EDUCATION BILL CONSERVATIVE, NATIONALIST AND LABOR OPPO SITION TO MR. BIRRELL'S MEASURE. London, May 7. — Augustine Blrrell. president of the Board of Education, moved the second reading of the Education till in the House of Commons to-day. Although twenty-two hostile amendments had been prepared, precedence was given to the amendment proposed by George Wyndham. Con servative, who, on behalf of the entire opposi tion, moved the rejection of the bill. Mr. Wynd ham said the bill, with its five parts and forty clauses, opened a field of acute controversy. He then reviewed the bill, to which he offered un compromising opposition. It was, he said, fla grantly unjust .and violated the principles of religious equality. Sir Henry Fowler, Liberal, said that Mr. Wynd ham had avoided the true construction and FATHER AND SON KILLED MURDERED WITH RAZORS. Deed Attributed to Tramps—Sher iff's Posse Searches Woods. [By Telegraph to The Tribune.] New Brunswick, N. J.. May 7.— George White man and his father, the latter seventy-five years old, were found dead with their throats cut late to-day in their little hotel near Browntown. From the traces of the crime in the barroom, it seems likely that they were attacked by several men armed with razors, as s?veral broken blades were found. The Sheriff has organized a posse and is scouring the woods near the hotel in search of the murderer. - The crime n-as net reported to the authorities until late this evening, as it happened in a re mote section of the county, in a region inhabited by Italians and Hungarians employed in the Cay pits. Whiteman and l.'.r, father conducted a small saloon, or roadhouse. in connection with their farm. The saloon was In an isolated building. l.V> yards from the house where White man, his sister and father lived. The elder Whiteman was seen about the saloon by farmers driving by as late as 3 p. m., and It is supposed the murder was committed between then and . r > o'clock. When the men failed to return to the house for supper, and it was dis covered that the saloon was closed, the door was forced. It bad been wedged shut with the bodies of the old man and his son. The shutters had been locked from the inside, and all the doors but the front fastened. Then the bodies had been placed against the front door so that when it was closed they fell against it. The bodies were badly cut, and tables and chairs were over turned, giving mute evidence of a terrible struggle. The authorities are working on the theory that the murder was the work of a gang of tramps. The perpetrators evidently acted with deliberation after the deed, for the place had been locked up carefully. Then a fire had been built in one corner, evidently to hide the traces of the crime, but the fire had burned itself out without igniting the building. The murder occurred within two miles of Old Bridge where, less than a month ago, Rachel Wright, an old woman, was sandbagged and her throat cut. A carving knife from her own table was placed in her hand to make it appear that she had committed suicide. "MISS HAVEMEYER" FIXED Speeder Gives Name and Address of Sugar Man's Daughter. A young woman who described herself as Miss Adaline Havemeyer, of No. 1 East 66th street, Manhattan, with a chauffeur, whose namo Bhe gave as Achilla Jaclard, were arrested in Harrison Sunday afternoon and charged with exceeding 1 the speed limit in her automobile. A crowd of about a hundred boys and men followed the young woman and the policeman to the Harrison police station. There Justice Brane gan said he was sorry, but he must fine her $20. "I haven't that much 'money with me." the young woman- said, "but Isn't there .some way which you couid suggest to me™ She attempted to draw from her finger a ring set with dia monds. Then a strange man came forward and handed over the necessary cash and Miss Havemeyer and her chauffeur got into the automobile and drove off. Miss Adaline Havemeyer who lives at No. 1 West 66th street is the daughter of H. O. Have meyer, the sugar man. AT LEAST ONE FRUIT CROP FAILS. IBy Telegraph lo The Tribune! Springfield, Ohio, May 7.— The fruit crop in this section haa been ruined by frost. The loss will be many thousands of dollars. Fruit dealerß in Washington Market, when they saw this dispatch, were jubilant. "When Delaware failed us and said there would be no failure of the fruit crop we were downcast," said one. "Now we can see a ray of hope, and will plan for a tremendous flood of fruit from the WfSt." POLAND SPRING, SUMMER SEASON. Th« Poland Spring House opens May 30th. '<*■ The Mansion House open throughout the year. A special representative will remain at the Resort Bureau, 2rd Floor N. K. Cor. B'way & 2Sth St. (May Id li to 26th > to make engagements and answer all iniiui-i«a. Tel. 471S Ma4.— Advt. KBAR VUBW OF MR. BPTJER'B HOME. meaning of the bill. The speaker protested against the language used outside the House of Commons against the bill by the former Pre mier. Mr. Balfour. Mr. Wyndham and others. T. P. O'Connor. Irish Nationalist, on behalf of the Catholic schools, referred to the profound apprehension the measure had caused. Cath olics, he said, felt that it would extinguish the Catholic character of their schools. James Ramsay Macdonald, Liberal and Social ist, in behalf of the Laborltes criticised several provisions of the bill, but said It contained "a genuine attempt to bring the education fabric of the schools under popular control, and that it ought to go to the "ommittee stage. Other members took part in a prolonged de bate, and the House adjourned. MURDERED BY BURGLAR C. L. SPIER THE VICTIM. H. H. Rogers'* Confidential Man Shot Down in Own House. Charles L. Spier, confidential man to H. H. Rogers, of the Standard Oil Company and re ceiver for the Richmond Light and Railroad Company, was shot through the heart, prob ably with his own revolver, and instantly killed early yesterday morning at his home. No. 7 Tompkins avenue. New Brighton, Staten Island. After the shooting the murderer, who is sup posed to have been a burglar, escaped and has not yet baen caught. There was apparently a struggle between Mr. Spier and the burglar. Mr. Spier's revolver was * Jund near his body with one chamber empty. There were also marks of the firing pin on one of the cartridges. It is thought that, when Mr. Spier surprised the burglar at his work the latter closed with him and Mr. Spier fired. The revolver appar ently missed flre, and before Mr. Spier could fire again the burglar must have wrenched the revolver from him and fired the fatal shot. The murderer was apparently not wounded, al though the police are puzzled by a bloody finger mark on one of door Jambs. The dining room was in great disorder. Ctoalrs and tables were overturned and silverware was scattered all about. One large bundle of sil ver was backed up ready for removal. Owing to the rapid disappearance of the mur derer and the fact that no clew has been found, the theory was advanced that perhaps Mr. Spier killed himself. This theory is disproved by tho course of the bullet. The Spier family occupies a handsome cot tage which overlooks New York Bay and is in the exclusive section of New Brighton. Ac cordlng to Mrs. Spier, the only person who knows anything about the shooting, her hus band, who was occupying a room on the second floor, was aroused by hearing some one in the lower part of the house. He came to her room, the door of which was shut, and told her that he heard somebody downstairs and that he was going down to in vestigate. She pleaded with him* not to go down, but he insisted. She then told him to take bis revolver and Buster, their brindle bull dog. •■. ♦V Going back to his room for his revolver, Spier called for the dog and Started downstairs. Soon afterward, according to Mrs. Spier, she heard two shots in succession. Then she heard a crash as if something had fallen from the table and had broken. She called to her husband, and, not getting any response, rushed downstairs to see what was the trouble. Bhe found her husband lying on the threshhold of the dining room, with blood pouring irom his chest. Sue roused ihe ser vants, who at once summoned aid. Dr. Horace Patterson was the first person to arrive. He made an examination of Mr. Spier and found that he was dead. Then he directed his attention to Mrs. Spier, who was suffering severely from shook. William Johnson, a milk man. Informed the police <>£ West Brighton and Coroner CahUL At noon Dr. George Mord, the coroner's physi cian, made an autopsy on the body and found that the bullet- which killed Mr. Spier struck the sixth ril). went through the left lung and heart ami then took a backward course and lodged in the spinal column. Mr. Spiel- -,\;ts interested in many corporations. He was secretar) of the Asbury Park and Sea •Girt Railway, a director of the Commercial Newspaper Company, president of the Yatman Transmitting Typewriter Company, president and director of tb« New York Improvement ar.d Investment Company, president of the Staten Island Midland Railroad Company, vice-presi dent of the Mew Jersey and Siats-n Island Ferry Company, West End & Long Branch Railway Company, president «>f the Richmond Light and Railroad Company. Richmond Borough Com pany. Seashore Electric Railway Company, di rector of the Southneld Beach Railroad Com pany Richmond County Power Company and Manila Anchor Brewing Company. He was also a member of the Society of Me chanical Engineers, American Institute of Elec trical Engineers, New York Railroad Club. Richmond County Country Club and Staten Isl and Chamber of Commerce. When seen at his home lust night. H. H. Rog ers, Jr., said he was greatly shocked to hear of the death of Mr. Spier. Mr. Rogers said he had known Mr. Spier for years. He scouted the idea that Mr. Spier wa.s killed by some person with intentions other than those of burglary. The report that his father had offered a reward for the arrest of the alleged murderer was de nied by Mr. Rogers. EQUINOX WATER PUREST AND BEST. N. Y. Depot, 19S W. Broadway. Tel. «151 F*klln. — Advt. % TWO TELEPHONE SYSTEMS IN NEW YQRK would mean for business men. two books to con sult, two bells to answar. two bills to pay.— Advt. RUSSIANS IWDIXEIYED THEIR RIGHTS REVOKED Obnoxious Law, Believed Void, Nmm Promulgated. St Petersburg. May S. 4:20 a. m.— Another of the kaleidoscopic changes In the political situa tion to which Russia Is becoming accustomed occurred late last night when the draft of the fundamental law. which was supposed to have perished with the Wltte government, was offi cially promulgated and made the permanent ba sis of the Russian state, unalterable except on the Intiative of Emperor Nicholas or his suc cessors. Though the draft of the fundamental law baa , undergone considerable editing and numerous minor changes have been made In It, In essence . It remains Identical with the summary mad* : public on April 24. which evoked a storm of ' anger and condemnation by the dominant lib eral party. Published at the present time, after the people had been ted to believe that the un popular draft had been dropped and after the dismissal of the old Cabinet was accepted as an indication of the desire on the part of the government to join hands with Parliament, the news will arouse still greater Indignation, and threatens to undo all the work of Piufosssr Milukoff and the other Constitutional Demo cratic leaders in the cause of moderation. The new fundamental law signed on May 5 contains eighty-two articles dealing with the nature of the Imperial power, the rights and duties of citizens, the methods of legislation, the rights and limitations of the National Assembly and Council of the Empire, and the constitution and responsibilities of the Council of Ministers. The only modification in the "constitution" as published which finds favor Is the elimination of the provision empowering the Emperor to fix salaries and pensions of officials. All the other changes are In the direction of further buttress ing the Imperial power, protecting* the crown lands and properties from Interference by Par liament and giving the Emperor power to con clude loans independently should Parliament re fuse the pass the budget. TO TAKE STATE LANDS. Russian Leaders of People Prepare Agrarian Scheme. St. Petersburg. May 7.— The Constitutional Democrats are determined to win the support of the peasant members of Parliament. Al though no bargain has been made, the Consti tutional Democratic congress has already made several modifications in the original agrarian scheme to satisfy the more radical demand* of the peasants. The congress opposes the plan for nationalisation of land, bat the present Ideas. If realised, will probably effect an Im mediate change In the material situation of more people than, say sssgli msiiric revolution In history. The scheme Is not only to supply land to all landless peasants, but to make adequate the land of those who rent or have Insufficient holdings. It is proposed to take lands belong ing to the Crown, the Church and private own ers In excess of a limit, fixed according to the region. Excepted from the general scheme of expropriation are lands — edsd for the public welfare. State lands are to be leased, the prices to be based upon production. Other lands are to be paid tor on the basis of capitalisation, rent and production. The expropriated lands of pri vate owners are to be paid for by the govern ment with interest bearing certificates, the de tails In each case to be worked out by speotal commissions created for each region. The pob ltc forests also shall be expropriated to furnish wood to the population as colonisation advanoss. The question of financing this gigantic under taking, involving more than $1,000,000,000 of credit operations, has not yet been approached in detail. In 49 provinces, comprising 1.054.170.000 acres, the Crown holds 40C.080.000 acres, the imperial family 19.M0.000 acres, the Church 22.v60.000 acres, and the big land owners 250.180,000 acres. while the peasants, numbering about 46.005.500, have 854,890.000 acres, an average of about eight acres for each person. FRICKTO SEE ANARCHIST WM X Visit His Would-Be Slayer, Who Will Soon Be Free. [By Telegraph t<> The Tribune.) Pittaburg. May 7. — Accompanied by Detective Roger O'Mara, Henry C. Prick and John O. A. Welshman, United States Minister to Turkey. will visit the Allegheny County workhouse next week and have an interview with Alexander Berkman. the anarchist who tried to assassinate Mr. Prick in the Carnegie Steel Company's of fices here In July. ISO 2. Neither of them has ever seen the young man since he burst Into Mr. FVick's office that day and made the desperate assault on him. shooting Mr. Prick and stabbing Mr. Lelshman. Berkman will be released from prison on Friday of next week, having served fourteen years and eight months for his crime. Berkman Is pre pared to put in the rest of his life In educational work along anarchistic lines. JOCKEY BUIXMAN EAlw HIT [By Trt**n«ph to The Tribune. Oakland. Cal., May 7.— Among the well known ••porting characters who lost large sums In the Baa Francisco tire wns John Bullman. the Jockey. Bull man made considerable money while riding here In recent yearn, and had Invested In San . Francisco real estate. He owned flats on Pine street, brtween Mason and Powell streets, and when they were destroyed by fire Bullman lost fully fcTM.ro. His insurance policy had run out wail- he was riding at ho» Angeles, .'md he had not renewed It. DECATUR SEEKS SON'S REINSTATEMENT. Washington. May 7. — Stephen Decatur. father of Stephen Decatur. jr.. a midshipman who was dismissed from the Naval Academy at Annap olis after trial by court martial on charges In connection with hazing, bad a talk with Acting Secretary Newberry to-day In behalf of his son. whose reinstatement he seeks. GIVES $10,000 HORSES TO MRS. EDDY. [By Telegraph to Th» Tribune ) Lexington. Ky.. May 7.— L. T. Temple, of Tea arkana. Ark., representing Arkansas Christian Scientists, purchased Tattersall and EckerssJl to-day, noted show horses of S. T. Harbison, this city, for $10,000. and will present them to Mrs. Mary Baker O. Eddy, of Concord. X H In appreciation of her sen- Ices in Christian Sc£ ence work. 1 POLAND SPRING HOUSE OPENS MAY »TM. Hiram Rlelcer & Sons beg to announce that' their special representative will be at the Resort Bureau. 3rd Floor. N. E. Cor. B'way and 23th St (May Nth to »th> to arrange for bookings and answer all la. cullies concerning both tbafotand Spring Ikrol* war Mansion Bouse at Poland Srrlar.— Adyt trice three cents. COAL PEACE :5 YEARS. MIXERS ACC EAT TERMS. AU To Be Reinstated Who Wkm Not Done Violence. As had been expected. President Mitchell off the United Mine Workers and*his committee ac cepted the offer of the anthracite operators to continue work in the anthracite district for three years longer under the award of the an thracite strike commission at the conference be tween the committee of the mine workers and the anthracite operators yesterday. Tne> mlno workers, who for more than five weeks have bean In Idleness through Mitchell's suspension order, which went Into effect on April 1. have gained nothing that they might not have nad bo fore they were directed to stop work, and all Mitchell's promises have come to nothing. Bo accepted the proposition that he repeatedly re fused. Meantime the price of coal has gone down. and will be still further reduced to price to the consumer. In anticipation of the result of the conference the Lshlgh Valley company nas pat Into effect Its summer schedule for May. by which the wholesale price of domestic anthracite will be reduced 40 cents a ton. The Philadelphia * Reading company will follow suit to-day, and the other companies will put the May schedule Into effect without delay. The retail coal deal ers decided yesterday afternoon to reduce the) prices to consumers 79 cents a ton on the aver, ago, the reduction to take effect to-day, and as soon as the operators make the May schedule for domestic anthracite general the consumers win also get the benefit of It. AU the members of the operators' committee of seven were on hand yesterday afternoon at the conference, which began at 2 p. m.. In the offices of the Trunk lines Association. No. 143 Überty street. All the members of Mltchelra committee of seven attended except one who was in. The conference lasted until 3:30 p. m. Mitchell. H was teamed, argued for a two years' agree ment Ho said tbat the cost of living would be Increased a good deal In two years and It would then be necessary to have a new wage sched ule, la reply the operators said that the miners wore protected by the old agreement. If cost of living would go up, coal would go up In price. ln_ accordance with the sliding scale under the award of the anthracite strike commission, the miners would then bo earning more, the sliding scale providing that the miners* wages are to bo mrreassd 1 per esnt for every • per cent on the Increase of coal a ton over $4 50. There waa another discussion about the re instatement of the man. The operators. It was said, wore Inclined to reserve to themselves the right to employ any men they chose. Mitchell held that dWui Initiation would not be fair under the clrcumstamoss. It was finally decided that all should be rs employed who had not taken part In any acts of violence against persons or property. The following agreement was then signed by both sides: Whereas. Pursuant to letters of submission signed by the unaetstgnad to Uat. "an questions at Issue between the i— pactNo companies and their own employes, whether they belong to a union or net." were submitted to the Anthracite Coal Strike Commisstsn to decide as to the same and as to "the conditions of employment between the respective companies sat their own employes.** and the said ! strtkeconiMltßion. under date of March IS. IMS. duly Bade aad wad Its award upon the subject matter of the siHiiiiissHm. and jssiian tfcsa said award shoeld continue In force for tnrco years from April L IM. and the said period has expired; now. therefore* It Is stipulated balwsen the undersigned, to their own behalf and so far as they have powers to rep resent any other parties In interest, that th* stud award and the provisions thereof and any action which has been sbce taken pursuant thereto, either by the conciliation board or otherwise, shall be ex tended and shall continue to force for three years from April 1. 190* namely, until March SX. lM^wlth like force and affect as it that had bet n originally prescribed as its duration. That work shall be resumed as seen as practicable and that all men who have not eanvnltted violence to persons or property shall be re-employed m thefroid positions. This was signed, on behalf of too operators by George F. Baer. EL B. Thomas. W. H. Truesdale, David WUlcox. John B. Ksrr. Morris WUttama and James X* Cake, and on the part of the. Anthracite Mlno Workers by John Mitchell, T. XX Klcholls. John Dempsey. W. H. Dettrey, John P. G&Uasher and John Fahy. President Baer. of the Jersey Central Company, was the first of the conf erreao to come out. He was asked If there was a ssttlement, and replied: "The whole business Is settled. Everything Is lovely and the goose hangs high.** MltcheS and his aids appeared shortly after. anA went to the Ashland House. They loft the city last night for Bcranton. where the conven tion wnfch Is to be held there to-morrow will go through the form of ratifying the action of the miners' committee, Mitchell would not talk. John Fahy, one of his district presidents, was asked If the committee had come with power to settle* and replied that If they had not come with power there would have been no use for them to come at aIL President Truesdale of the Delaware. Lacxa wanna & Western Railroad said that all the coraronles would pat the May schedule- of prices Into effect right away. He had nothing fur ther to say. bat seemed to be much pleased. The reduction In the retail prices of anthracite which goes Into effect to-day was decided on at a meeting of the coal dealers held yesterday af ternoon at No. 639 Sixth avenue. The folio wins; prices were agreed on: Domestic sixes— White ash. f « 25 a tea; red ash, 17. Small steam sixes— £*•. «4» a ton: J**} Buckwheat. 75; No. 3 Buckwheat. 13 2Z. A member of the Coal Dealers* Associatioa said thai the May reduction m domestic anthracite will cl*» go into effect In the retail prlceejust as i aeon as all the companies put itfflto effect, which wjll be a further reduction of «• sants a ton. ALIEN MINERS ANGERED. Displeased at Coal Settlement— Others Satisfied, However. Scranton. Pennl. May 7.— To-morrow's adjourned session of the anthracite tri-<liatrlct mine workers' convention promises to be formal and uninteresting. There is no question but that the aafinaul signed to-day in New York by tne opesmtors and the mem bers of the auD-ecale committee, providing for a three years' continuance of the strike commission's award, and no discrimination, will be "^nhrffiisly approved by th» delegates. John Mitchell may be expected to make a brief speech. There was a noticeable let-up in operations to day on the part of tbe companies which have seen the most aggressive sine* the suspension began. In the Importing of men and the operation of colltortes and washartaa with them. Only the Delaware, Lackawaana 4k Western company maintained Its normal output to-day— that is to say. its normal output of the last two or three weeks. Arrangements are already being mad* by tbe Delaware * Hudson and the Sri* companies for the shipping back of the Imported men. 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