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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
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
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-
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
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
[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
- 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
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
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. ■•?. ',. %
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Then a strange man came forward and handed
over the necessary cash and Miss Havemeyer
and her chauffeur got into the automobile and
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
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
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.
THEIR RIGHTS REVOKED
Obnoxious Law, Believed Void, Nmm
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
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
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 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
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
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
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;
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
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. They will, it
Is understood, be paid In full, and will receive
transportation to the point from which they were
afatppad into tbe region. It to expected that they
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