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from 5 to 1 each on the Wires- year-old* IsrafH
snd Accountant to 100 to. lon Goldsmith. Ac
countant and Israfelhad almost as strong a
following as Hoeeben. while Stalwart, the hero
of 1904. which was making his flrst appearance
•fter a year's idleness, and his stable companion.
Ormonde's Bight, were also well backed. Grap
ple held firm around 8 to I in spite of a good
sized commission from his owner, John A.
Drake, who Is said to have wagered some 95.000
on his chances, spread across the board. Dato
delion. on the strength of a fast workout, was
backed from 20 to 1 to 15 to 1. while there was
net a horse In the race which did not have some
friends In the vast crowd who backed him with
momentary confidence.
Out in the roomy paddock, under the trees,
where the toilet of the horses was made, were
' those particularly interested in each candidate,
and many others who were not satisfied unless
-as close as possible to the thoroughbreds who
were so soon to strive for the coveted prise.
There were still others who went there hoping
to hear some stable secrets which might lead
them to make a decision as to what horse they
would pin their faith to.' It was like a miniature
court with the horse as king. It was a quiet
and businesslike place as compared to the seeth
ing,' crowded ring. The horses were being led
around by stablemen, while owners and train
ers stood In groups and waited for the moment
to come to send their horses to the post. Then
came the shrill note of the bugle, and with a
final tightening of the girths and a last word
to the Jockeys, the horses filed out to the track.
Roseben. with Lyne up, led the way, followed
by Stalwart. Rapid Water. Lord of tho Yale and
the others in single tile. There was a ripple of
applause as the big field paraded past the stand
and then, turning, started for the post. The
CJown was on his bad behavior and. as if living
up to his name, quickly bucked little J. Hen
nessy over his head and went galloping down
the course riderless. A big policeman picked the
youngster up in his arms and carried him to I
the judges' stand, but he was more frightened j
than hurt, and, after lhe horse had been caught, |
he remounted and Joined the field.
The start was far across the green infield,
about the middle of the backstretch, and to
the naked eye the horses looked like toys, and .
little could be distinguished except an array of j
shifting, sparkling colors. The big field -
stretched across the track like a phalanx, with
Goldsmith on the rail and Blandy on the ex- ;
treme outside. For ten minutes Mars Cassidy, j
the starter, did his best to get the field in line.
He begged and urged and commanded. The i
keys knew full well the importance of get- i
tin? off in a field of that size, as failure meant !
quick and sure defeat. They kept twisting and ■
turning their mounts, and from the stand it |
look«*d as if It was a hopeless task to get that j
-liighstrung fit-Id of thoroughbreds off to any*
thin? like a. fair start. Suddenly the starter
taught them in fair line and, fairly shrieking,
"Come on!" sprung the barrier. There was a
wild rash, and the race was on.
Hildebrand was wide awake and broke Oxford
In front, gaining the coveted position . on the
rail. Dandelion. Grapple, Roseben, Israfel and
Blandy were right on his heels, however, while
the others wore more or less badly strung out.
Stalwart and Ormonde's Right being practi
cally left. Radtke, who had the mount on Ac
countant, was unfortunate and got away so
badly that his chances were ruined then and
there, while the came might also be said of
Harry Payne Whitney's Pegasus. C. E. Rove's
Colonial Girl and August Belruont's Lord of the
Vale. In fact, the start had so much to do with
the outcome that only those off in the first flight
had any hopes of winning, and the battle was
v. aged between Roseben, Israfel, Oxford", Dande
lion and Grapple. As far as these five were con
cerned it was a pretty struggle, and one worth
going far to see.
L.yne took Roseben to the front in the first
sixteenth, and did his best to make the pace so
fast as to have his field dizzy and reeling behind
him. Try as he would, however, he could not
get more than a length and a half in front, as
Jsrafel and Oxford hung on. while Grapple and
Dandelion were always within easy striking dis
tance. Rounding th* far turn. Roseben contin
ued to show the way, with Israfel a scant half
length before Oxford, and this order was main
tained around the home turn and into the
stretch. The crowd was on its feet cheering and
shouting, some calling on Roseben. others on
Oxford. Grapple. Dandelion or Israfel as if their
voices could aid in th- desperate strife
When straightened out for the long run to the
wire Miller, on Israfel, was the first to draw his
"whip, which indicated that his mount was be-
E«hi * L° .Mr** The colt r «ponded in gamest !
fashion, but try as he would he could not get to ;
the flying leaders. Oxford, however, moved up
to Roseben and Rave battle to the flying pace
maker, while Dandelion, on the rail, and Grap
ple, on the outside - also fought their way to a
contending position. At the last furlong pole !
the four horses were stretched across the track
hardly more than a length apart.
lTiJ"r. Xf ° r ,' 1 7 a ? slmv!y but RUrely racln & Ros»ben
W«f f » is 'i on - and so " th big Ben Strom©
■""•faltered and Oxford showed in front. He
hid hardly more than gained this coveted posi
tion, however, than Dandelion challenged on the
rail. Oxford took up the fresh fight. Hildebrand
drawing- his whip in an effort to hold his posi
tion, when suddenly Grapple loomed up on the
outside, and. with a brilliant hurst of speed
rushed to the front, and won, going away by a
scant length. Dandelion and Oxford continued
tn*lr fight for the place and Dandelion got it by j
» short head. Then came Israfel. Roseben and
Tokalon. while, back In the ruck were Account
ant Stalwart. Pegasus and others, of whirl, FO
rmiich had been expected a short few minutes be-
The race was won and Grapple had earned a
place in the equine hall of fame, and will hay*
his name enrolled among such stars of the turf !
world as Sysonby. Irish Lad. Gunfire. Banastar i
and among others, which have won the
defeats Ben Crockett After a Pretty
Race Through the Field.
The »w York Steeplechase, which served as the
companion piece of the Metropolitan Handicap at
Belmont Park yesterday, resulted In anoth-r duel
between Thomas Hitchcock. Jr.'s. Hylas and the
<J een City Stable's Bon Crocket, which lad fought
cut the Issue fa the Champion Steeplechase at the
same course last fall. Hyla S beat Ben Crockett on
Coffee j
Hurts j
One in j
Three I
and edited M ? Sat I « Rnie wtle ». "crvous
Postum P«j SSe?" °i,W tnat l tr y
that I finally had o;n e Vostum "? hard
irritatipn disappeared r^an r to U8 ? eBS and
Postum Food CofTee> and takinar on
"There's a reason,"
that occasion, and he justified the winning of that
race by again beating the Ben Holitday gelding yes
terday. Ray had the mount on Hylas, and lie rode
a faultless race, keeping his mount well up through
out and making his run In the last half mile, when
he came on and won easily by six or eight lengths.
Six horses went to the post, with Hylaa the
favorite and Douro a well backed second choice.
The last named was outrun from the start and was
never a sericus contender. Goldfleur made most of
the running, with Ben Crockett and Hylas always
well up. At the Tast turn of the field It looked for
a time as if Ben Crockett might win. but Hylas had
been saved for a final effort, and while they took
the last two jumps neck and neck, the Meddler
horse drew eway on the flat. Alfar fell, but Bobel,
r.is Jockey, escaped unhurt.
The other winners were Cressina. Sally Preston,
Realm and Olnette. Hylas was the only winning
(URNER a n.irrr nor.
Not a Hard Race for Grapple, the
Little Jockey Said.
Although J. A. Drake won a handsome wager on
the victory of his horse and felt a proper pride, the
feeling ot satisfaction which he exhibited was mild
compared with that shown by Oarner. who rode
The little fellow, who only weighs about eighty
pounds, was one of the first to return to the Judges'
stand to dismount. He tried to look unconcerned,
but his real feeling would not down, and a broad
smile replaced the serious expression of his face.
Almost staggering under the load of his saddle and
lead, which made up about thirty of the 10« pounds
carried by his mount. Garner hurried to the scales
for weighing in. In the exuberance of victory be
inctL to elbow , hl i wajr . !n flrßt * though other
Jockeys were already waiting at the scales.
i 23 to . th * on* <* «n® line"' growled Radtke, who
looked disappointed over his failure to land the
prize. Garner Just laughed a good natured. boy
ish laugh and took his place In the line.
When he stood up to be photographed he seemed
to enjoy it. He seemed to think It the most nat
ural thing in the world that Grapple won. "Of
course. I expected my mount to win," he said.
"Tell you something about the race? Why, I don't
know anything about It, except that I won and that
Grapple had a whole lot left. It wasn't a very
hard race for him."
Motors and Traps Bring Many
Fashionable Parties.
Belmont Park was the gathering place of New
York society yesterday, and In spite of the some
what unseasonable weather tha clubhouse, lawn
and inclosure were filled with members of the
faslonable 6et. People were there, not alone from
town, but from all parts of Long Island, from the
Westchester and Hudson Valley district and from
Xcw Jersey, and the scene, especially just after
the luncheon hour, In and around the old Manice
place, now the home of the Turf Club, was ex
tremely animated and picturesque.
Most of those present made the trip to the park
by motor car, but there were a large number of
drags at the track, and. while some of them had
been driven In from the country seats near the
park, others had made the run out from the city.
Among the latter was the Venture, which has been
placed on the road by Its owner, Alfred G. Vander
bllt, to travel between the Holland House and the
track on every racing day. It had been chartered
for its trip yesterday by Monson Morris, whose
party included Mrs. Arthur Iselin, Miss Annie
Kountze, Herbert M. Harrlman. Austen Grey, Mr
and Mrs. Stephen H. P. Pell. Thomas Slldell and
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson B. Burr.
Another coaching party was that of Mr. and Mrs.
W. M. V. Hoffman, who had with them Mrs
Charles A. Childs and Miss Marlon Stoddard. while
C. Ledyard Blair and William C. Gulliver like
wise took out friends to the park on their respec
tive drags. Mr. and Mrs. Edmund L. Baylies drove
out from town in a motor car with Mr. and Mrs.
Cornelius Vanderbllt, Jr., and lunched at the Turf
Club, and others seen at tha tables under the
awning were James Henry Smith, whose party
included Mr. and Mrs. J. Norman de R. White
house and Miss Cornelia Bryce. August Belmont,
who had with him his son and his daughter-in-law;
Miss Angelica and Miss Mabel Gerry, who were
with Mrs. W. Goadby I>oew. Mrs. William K. Van
derbjlt. jr., and her sister, Mrs. Hermann Oelrlchs.
Mrs. James P. kernoehan and Mrs. Frederic Bull.
Other seen In the inclosure were Mr. and Mrs.
W. Scott Cameron, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Payne
Whitney. Miss Madeleine and Miss Natalie B.
Knowlton. Mr. an.i Mrs. Prescott Lawrence and
their debutante daughter, Mrs. P. O. Beach, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Carroll. Miss Cynthia Roche, with
her fiance. Arthur Scott Burden; Mr. and Mrs. E.
N. Potter, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Burden, Jr.. Mr.
and Mrs. William Payne Thompson. Mrs. Charles
Hall. Miss Catherine N. Cameron. Mrs. James W.
Gerard, Mr. and Mrs. F. Ambrose Clark, Clarence
Mackay. without his wife, who is In deep mourning
for her father; Mrs. Joseph Widener, Miss Marian
Tislv. Mrs -E b en Wright. Mr. an.l Mrs. Richard
Mortimer. Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin, who was with Dr.
and Mrs. Valentine Mott; Mr. and Mrs. Garrett B.
"Mr Glen Collins. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Collier,
who had come over from their place at Westhurv;
lhe Hop .Hugo and Lady Evelyn Baring. Prince
lic7,° «Sr, Thu '-;i-a " ; J -Taxi*. M. Orme-WUson, the
11-n Stuart Wnrtloy. Bradish Johnson. Pierre,
,! !i) £ i \, R !r- ll * r 'i Peter "- R. Livingston Beekman,
Peter F. i oilier. Brayton lvrs. Cornelius Fellowes
Dennie M. Hare. Oliver De l^anccy Coster. S. 8
Holland L Alfonso <1c Navarro, Herman B. Duryea,
lows i>nhJir"c- £" ya J Phf>lps ''""-oil. Gordon FeN
scher Uobert B - Van Cortlandt and John G. Heck
to T a h «?n2«r 'JUT ° f the . wf> ather cause*: the women
th-in Fn fairi dres / os <" .velvet and of cloth rather
ernTnf hJ * ■°i ". <lai ' lt i p r character, while sev
« l^ 11 ' including Mrs. James B. Eustls and
Airff.vuijiam K. Vanderbilt. jr.. wore furs. Mrs
andeibilt having on a Jacket of Russian sable.
. For racing r h»rt and other »port» see Page 10.
The Plans of J. & W . gagman & Co.. of th
bit* and B. W. c.ark ft Co.. of Philadelphia, for
the consolidation of public utility corporations In
and near Portland. Ore., have been practically per
fected. Th* corporations included in the consolida
lon are the Portland Railway Company, the Port
land General Electric (V. n - P any and the Oregon
Water Power and Railway Company. The new
corporation, which will control these three com
pantea. SUbJeCt tO underlying bonds of about $17.
••-.<•" to be called the Portland Railway. Light
and Povior Company, and is to have a capitaliza
non of $10,000,000 common stock. $5,000,000 5 per cent
cumulative preferred stock and $3,000,000 collateral
trust bonds. The Portland Railway Company has
m miles of track In Portland and the Oregon
Water Power and Railway Company has a total
trfc. ea i*?.n Of aboUt m - The p °rtland General Elec
>u«!nV s » £S n £ °X n \ tbft Metric light and power
& %££*& "v-UTSn other * ltles and
laws e e o'r^ pan £,? m *? Incorporated under the
ce7s wiiPS" w ith J. a f , ortn| Sht or so. Its offl
22 * u 'P«»bahly , he selected from among th«
£mi X. ?c? c 1 rs °J^ Port > a Railway Company
ana w th Portland General Electric Company and
tlie board of director* will be made up of Portia d
men and representatives of tho, Eastern financial
Interests controlling the properties. «•«-»!
Washington, May 10.— After two days of execu
tive session on die Burton bill for the preservation
of Niagara Falls, the House Committee on Rivers
and Harbors to-day appointed a sub-committee to
take the bill In hand and retort on May 21 to the
full committee. The differences which have made
Oils step necessary concern the amount of water
which the measure shall allow to be taken from
Lake Michigan for the use of the Chicago Drainage
Canal. It Is understood that some members of the
committee are In favor of leaving this question out
of the measure, others are. desirous of having the
PUnW ™., lrOm th decUlon Of Vlce-Chancellor
ritney granting tO Jam«-s B. Duke a divorce from
court «; l v llan N Duke - has been filed In the
Parser « /a' 0 " , and A " peals «V <-'haunoey O.
of?^e irthl^t »Le C °h Une 1 '? Mrs »■*••
next fall. because of til heard, however, until
term and lv crowded calendar?' 01010 101 ° f "* Juno
SpPlgES^ T7, ? -ter y that
of the frinchisl , , , l> to test tne validity
arc building ■ "tunnel Q- U th * Bellnont Interests
Station and* Long l£ »nd riT 11 the ,i 3r * n <l Central
argument In the fhm^L U £ Wou 'd come up for
Oreenbaum. onX^aToTT^ ££& J»gf«
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. or at our Wall Street branch,
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Ex-Mayor McGuire of Syracuse
Talks— Attack from Chancellor,
IBy Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Syracuse. May 10.— fact that Chancellor Day
had Issued another statement attacking President
Roosevelt called forth comment here to-day.
Ex-Mayor McGuire, at Washington, to-day gave
out the following interview concerning Chancellor
J understand from a very reliable source that
Chancellor Day has a personal political grievance
against President Roosevelt. One of his nephews
in the government service got into some kind of
trouble, was either disciplined or dropped, and the
chancellor, like many another disappointed offlce
seeker. is sore on the President for not acceding to
his requests for reinstatement of the nephew.
President Roosevelt had verified only to-day sev-
SSt «° the most important charges in the Standard
Oil Company cases— caught them red-handed, as it
were, with the goods on them. He said that his
aim was to secure a state of affairs where the
strongest money combination In the land could se
cure no more favor from the government than the
poorest citizen. He believes that the greed and
«i'ol2. c »f of 1^ 111 capitalists are likely to hasten
anarchy, which can only be subverted by a policy
which forces even-handed Justice.
1 may say that I was not very favorably Im
pressed with the Day argument. The statement'
was pregnant with selfishness, narrowness and the
spirit of subserviency to the power of money. I
pelieve the chancellor is a great man, in the pure
ly business sense, as the head of our university, and
has made a -wonderful record as its developing
genius. In his anxiety to secure another contribu
tion for the object of his life work, he lost his
head, assisted by his feeling over his personal
grievance. I have myself solicited contributions,
at the request of Syracuse institutions, from Rocke
feller and others, but I have not quite got into the
way of thinking that In order to induce, millionaires
to give money to local Institutions the President
should be assailed for enforcing the law against
men who are able to give to colleges because they
violate the law. .
The chancellor says he wants tainted money or
any kind of money. The President is merely try
ing to prevent these benevolent gentlemen from
picking the pockets of the people, and thus trans
ferring our money to colleges and hospitals, while
they get the credit and the monuments of enduring
Chancellor Day's second statement follows:
Private commercial business in whatever form,
corporate or otherwise, under the law and until
adjudicated to be in fault by the law. must not
be attacked in name by presidential proclamation.
The President of the united States should not
make himself lecturer general to the people and,
tarnish the dignity of his office and cheapen his
words, which always should be golden, by the dis
cussion of subjects interdicted by the best forms
of good society.
It means anarchy If Judges are to be set practi
cally aside, or if their verdict is to be held ui> to
criticism by the President. It is an invasion of a
co-ordinate branch of government which should
alarm every thoughtful citizen, and is scarcely
across the border of possible Impeachment, if re
buked as its merits demand.
The act of the President in naming a business
and thereby Its officers in a proclamation, and the
Judging of their cause by brand of Infamy or guilt
upon ex-parte statement Is a monstrous abuse and
theratens fundamental principles. -
The President urged the building up of a new
competitive business for the purpose of destroying
the business he took upon himself to condemn. If
this Is not anarchy, what is anarchy? As a humble
citizen with inalienable rights I Insist upon a halt.
Our President must not be prosecutor nor perse
It is an hour for dispassionate conclusions. Safety
is in calm legislation. Danger Is in impulse and
haste and appeal to prejudice and resentment. I.*t
our President go back into the Presidency and
stay there, and every loyal citizen will pledge him
th« last drop of his blood in the defence of his
Things have been happening In this country dur
ing the present administration of which our fathers
warned us. but which have seemed impossible to
us. The spasmodic warning of certain of the press
grows jess frequent and more feeble.
Hunting corporations and men by suspicion and
accusation is fast becoming a general practice.
Cases are first tried by "muck rake" judges in
popular magazines founded for the express pur
pose of revenge or blackmail. Pleadings are being
made by writers at so much a line, or animated by
sinister motive apparent to those who search out
the origin of their purpose.
Sentiment Is being created as In the appalling
days of i th( \, French revolution and similar periods
Li« ,X, Xn * 1 r " 1 . Wh "l the President lends his
proclamation to such a procedure, It is time for
party lines to vanish and for our loyalty to make
country '" qi Vas tO whether we are drifting as a
We have been steadied by unusual prosnerltv
given us. not by Presidents, by by Providence I
disclaim the role of an alarmist, hut Tarn tinted
on by the facts which are now of wide experience
as reported tO me from different part, of the count
\Z. £vst b , y a corresponding judgment of many
thoughtful men to remain silent upon a matter that
appeals so seriously to ones loynltv"
Tlie statement by th f Rev. Dr." *•■» Parkhurst.
of Chicago, hat l made any mention of the Stand
ard Oil company, the Sugar Trust or railway
corporations as benefactors of Syracuse Univer-tV
is incorrect in every particular. I did not till r>r
™™ r " that I expected money from such
I most certainly would not refuse it. I would be
glad to receive it. I will take all that any rep
resentative of a trust will give me for the univer
sity or any good cause. "■>•>> i
"Tainted money" is Pharisaism.
Cavalry Holds Borne — Soldiers
Wounded at Bologna.
Rome. May 10.— The general strike In this city
continues, without serious Incidents, but strikers
attacked several shops to-day, and broke windows.
They dispersed, after speeches by Socialist Depu
ties, who urged them to be calm. The authorities
have taken measures to provide the inhabitants
with light ari& food, should 6uch a step become
necessary. The newspapers have stopped publica
Cavalry have occupied the chief strategic points
In the city and the shoes of the cavalry horses
have JSeen removed, to prepare them for rapid
At Milan the strike Is generally condemned, as It
greatly affects the attendance at the International
Simplon Exposition.
Disturbances have occurred at Bologna, where
several officers and soldiers were wounded and
many buildings, Including some of the hospitals,
were stoned by the strikers.
Tranquillity has practically been restored every
where else.
In the Chamber of Deputies to-day Baron Son
nino. the Premier, said that the agitation was due
to rowdies and revolutionists, and added that the
authorities and the troops were merely perform
ing their duty. Deputy Blsolati, Socialist, Intima
ted that if the Chamber did not Immediately <il«
cuss the bill presented by the Socialists providing
for the regulation of the use of arms on the pari
of the police and the troops, the whole Socialistic
group In the Chamber would resign or' edont oh
S3STU3S2 " a proteßt a ** 1 t "^Smfi.
Premier Sonnlno urged th« Chamber not t« -.
prove taken, received only twemytSlne %s*£
slon was taken, received oply twenty-Sine%o\ e £
It Is probable that the officers who voted fn,.
Colonel Edward E. Britton at the recent eS-tlnn
In the I4th Regiment will be punished t% ,
Britton ha. written to the adjutant genera, 0
Albany, and says he will not permit the matter f«
be dropped. Fourteen officers cast ballots for £i
nel Britton at the election after he had decMned £
be a candidate Lieutenant Colonel I SKi for
whom seventeen ballots were cast is deiihlZ...
on the question of becoming colonel In th!? ratln 5
such opposition. " *- u "" ltI m the face of
Prank M. Wandell. jr.. the clerk who was con'
vlcted of conspiracy with William O. Miles th« >Tt~
torney. and Charles M. Wells. In connecUon w u "
the sewer frauds, was sentenced to serve three
months In the penitentiary yesterday w«n. ,
Miles were each sentenced several dav^L ttl d
Sen?* a year In prison. Wande » turne d a 8 yy tßatt B a t" gß°e^g B °e^
if ,«, Of' 15 ™«K>*« ■NOWiH.
»k t *°.2 elephone com Panles are a good thine
ix brokers office.
Said To Be Property of U. If.
Roger* II pot In rated. -
Among th* stories that were current la Wall
Street yesterday regarding alleged speculations of
Charles I* Spier. Henry H. Rosen's confidential
roan, was. one that two blocks of traction stock,
one for $149,000 and the other for MO. SUO.OOO In all,
which had been given Into B pier'* custody, bad
turned up in the office of Keecb. Loew & Co.. where
they had been deposited to finance the operation
of the man whose death is one of the d»ep— t
mysteries the polled have had to deal with to re
cent years.
It could not be confirmed last night that flam
bonds belonged to Mr. Rogers, although such waa
said to have been the case.
Irregularities In the accounts of Mr. -Spier ■were
admitted yesterday by H. H. Rogers. Jr., who la
superintending the investigation Into Spier's ac
counts. •
"So far as the investigation of the records has
proceeded." said Mr. Rogers, "there seem to be Ir
regularities, but they must bo traced to the end
before a positive statement can be Issued as to how
far Spier exceeded his powers.
"It is very probable that certain of these stock
certificates, apparently Issued under Irregularities,
may prove in the outcome to have been devoted, to
legitimate outlays for the company's account. So
far we have heard from no bank with which any
of the securities have been hypothecated.
"We cannot assume to know, or to estimate the
liabilities of the Spier estate. Our position, up to
now, is that we are Investigating and trying to
learn where we stand.
"We aye found records of the issuance of stock
which require investigation. There is evidence
that some of the stock was put out in th* name of
tho wife. We cannot say that it was improper un
til we have gone further Into the matter. But as
we do go further there la no appearance of in
crease, but, on the contrary, the liabilities may
prove to be smaller than anticipated.. At the
present stage we cannot give any approximate Idea
of the amount Involved."
Investigation yesterday showed that Spier had a
speculative account with Keech, Loew & Co.. of
No. 7 Wall street. When Mr. Keech was asked
about this he took refuge in the plea that the
transactions between his firm and its clients were
"Whether Mr. Spier had an account with us la
purely confidential." he urged, "and Is a matter
which concerns only the widow and the executor
of the estate."
L. W. Serrell, an engineer, who was associated
with Spier in several undertakings, said that Spier
had been a speculator In Anaconda copper stock.
Mr. Serrell Bald that Spier told him he had bought
at MO and sold at 266, making a profit of {20.000.
Later, however. Spier bought at 280 and soon after
ward the stock dropped and he lost all his win
It was said also that Spier had bought Amalga
mated Copper at 115; last Friday the stock had
dropped to 96.
These were only a few that were spoken o.f yes
terday as instances of Spier's unfortunate specu
lations. Jn fact, friends averred- that for the last
two or three years every investment in which he
had been interested had been a failure.
George Gordon Battle, who was counsel for
Spier In the Yettnan Typewriter Company case.
said yesterday that the $50,000 judgment against
him could not have been a cause of worry, as an
extension of a year had been granted. He said that
in addition there was a note for $15,009. but this
also could not have been possibly any causa for
alarm on Spier's account.
Spier was no stranger to litigation. About two
years ago he was plaintiff in a suit against Charles
Li. Hyde and W. R. Garrison on account of the
Goodson Grapliotype Company. Spier sued for
$150,000. recovered a judgment for $50,642. and Is said
to have settled for about $25,000.
In spite of the alleged revelations concerning her
husband's Involved finances. Mrs. Spier still re
mains convinced that he was Phot by a burglar.
She says she signed various papers presented to
her by Spier, but that she was and is unacquainted
with their nature. These papers, it has been al
leged, are stock certificates to which Spier had no
P. L.. D. Prentlss. Spier's brother-in-law, said
yesterday that he had no knowledge that Spier
had ever speculated. He was still of the opinion
that a burglar had murdered Spier.
Coroner Cahill has announced that the Inquest
will not be hold this week. As he usually holds In
quests on Thursdays, It is thought likely that the
hearing will b» held next Thursday. Coroner Ca
hill is not convinced that the 32-callbre bullet ex
tracted from Spier's body proves that h« committed
suicide, or even that he met death by accident from
a bullet from his own revolver. He holds that a
burglar could have carried a revolver of the same
Justice Green, in the City Court, has adjudged
Joseph A. Physioc. a scenic artist in this city, with
studios at No. 502 West 38th street. In contempt of
court for failing to appear for supplementary pro
ceedings examination, as ordered. Frank A. l#eav-
Itt. as assignee for Oliver H. Perry, a grocer, of
Bayvllle, whtre Mr. Phyaloc "ives, got a judgment
sgainst Pliysioc for $250 for groceries. Physioc
failed to appear In the supplementary proceedings,
and he is now amenable for punishment In the con
tempt proceedings. It is said by counsel for the
complaining creditor that it has been impossible to
serve Physloc with the contempt order, as he has
repeatedly evaded service.
Mr. and Mrs. B. Oliver, of San Francisco, and
their eight children, arrived here yesterday from
Naples on the Prlnsess Irene. Mr. Oliver, who is
a real estate operator, took his family abroad over
six months ago and intended to remain for two
years. The disaster in San Francisco curtailed his
trip, and he will return to the stricken city, be
says, and attempt to rebuild his fortune
Mr. Oliver took his family to Washington
When on his way from . San Francisco to New York
The President was pleased with the size of Ms
Olivers. H V****** three cheers for the ten
-Mr. OllverwM » met at th ? pier yesterday by
Jttwjer** toteVtyf cartoonlst - «•« Frank Popl
Representative Ooldfogle. of New York tSuS vie
seated a resolution authorizing the C^mmee on"
Expenditures in the Department ~* *-"•", leß on
vestigat* tho use of apbronrtlVinnV Ju » tlc ?. »o In
department. appropriations made by that
Pittsburg. May 10 -Florence A. Cochran of n«-'
ton. filed a suit In equity' to^ayT^, **£
States Court against the Pittsburg Shawm,? i
Northern Railroad Company, the ShWmuTXnt
Company. Frank Sullivan Smith. AZZTr S ' h
railroad: the Central Trust Company of New York
and the Hamilton Trust Company of New York
The claimant seeks to enjoin the receiver of *t.l
PitUburg, Bhawmut & Northern RYllroa.l rr£Z
Berlin. May 10. -The German me-mbem of the
English College of Berlin University wJU give a
235Jt I <SBSe. < * ° eOr * c BB ° Sworth <-hurcnn!. of
London, May 19. -The council of the Iron and
Steel Institute ar.ncuncod to-day that It had recom
mended the award of a $srt> Kbotarmhlß to F He*,
vu t C ?uT£ U " lverslt> - ' ur metallurgical research!
tt l c a t t u l l I a r k e H u t ir tt h 11 ce H r ! 1Ul"1 Ul " "•""*• he was
The b«t skating I* al wn y a on thin Ice We like
to feel « crack and yield under our feet; there
is a deadly fascination In the thought of the twenty
or forty feet of cold water benJath t ♦ y
mortality list cuts (dare- 1 Wo lef Ul^*" 9
we must make our own experiment* wh»« *A th r£ :
perlence screams himself hoarie Snm m D £ s*"
on the bank. He has held ; many a? ill" ho « lllt «
this darkling shore of the river of H«£ QUftß i S n
will undoubtedly live to hold many aSTthTr 1 'V?
thus far we have not been the subject^ ? ««S U,k UI
It comes to the mistakes of TV "'-re »iT f n
lighted to serve un the coroner's lurv a " *•"
It Isn't well for ua to be saved from too «.
blunder*; we tv*i the discipline of fillure TX
better to fall than never to try, and the man !iu ls .
can contemplate the ■ graveyard of hl««i£ifh ho
without bitterness will not always be fcmSrid
the gods of success. -The Header. "• !l orc < 1 by
" For purely entertaining
qualities no book of the
season can compare with
The House of a Thousand
Candles." Baltimore Sun
The Best Selling
BooK in America
as Confirmed by the Reports of
Boohsellet-s in Thirty Cities
In a hurry, are you?
Want a pair of russet Oxfords
right away?
Or black calf or patent leather or
vici kid Oxfords?
Or imported pigskin Oxfords?
Our stock is so full that we can
lend a helping hand in any Oxford
$8.50, $5, $6 and $6.50.
The mark "eT& W." and the
wear are inside the collars — the good
looks and style, outside.
Rogers, Peet & Company.
Three Broadway Stores.
258 842 1253
at at st
Warren at. 13th at. Mod at.
C«a*la— a fress first page.
La Follette's urgent plea that his measure be
adopted. The only Republicans who voted for
the La Follette amendment were its author and
Senator Gallinger. and the latter later showed
his reason for so doing by voting against the
adoption of any amendment of this character.
When the Lodge substitute had replaced the
La Follette amendment the former was adopted
on an aye and no vote, demanded by Mr. La
Follette, T3 to 2. the negative votes being cast
by Senators Galllnger and Pettus.
Another amendment adopted was offered by
Senator Warren. It gives the government busi
ness preference over all other traffic In time of
war. A long series of changes was made at the
Instance of the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion. Many of them were verbal, and all were
intended to improve the administrative features
of the law.
In the course of the debate Senators Foraker
and Doillver defended the action of Congress In
enacting the Elklns law. repealing the penal
clauses of the Interstate Commerce law. They
explained that every member of the Interstate
Commerce Commission who had appeared before
the Senate committee had recommended the re
peal on the ground that It would make the law
possible of enforcement, whereas the drastic
character of the penalty prescribed had rendered
it Impossible to secure convictions. Senator
Lodge advocated the re-enactment of the penal
clause with his usual forcefulness, and the af
firmative votes of all but two members of the
Senate demonstrated how effectively the Senator
from Massachusetts put the case.
Senator McCumber then moved the adoption
of his amendment. He was opposed by Senator
Galllnger, who declared that the Senate was be
coming hysterical in its efforts to make the
Hepburn bill more drastic, and by Senator
Spooner. who pointed to the fact that the Mc-
Cumber amendment was practically Identical
with a measure already passed by the House
at this session. Mr. Spooner said that the
measure was now before the Committee on
Judiciary, that it required some amendment In
order to perfect it. that it would doubtless be
reported to the Senate this session, and that
when perfected and passed it would constitute
better law than the "somewhat unfinished propo
sition of the Seryitor from North Dakota. The
McCumber amendment was carried by a large
majority on a viva vote vote. It was deter
mined that the Senate should meet to-morrow
at 11 a. m. instead of noon, and the third and
fourth sections of the bill were read before ad
journment was taken without considering any
amendments offered to them. The puVpSwof
Si 8 " . to brin * consideration of the
bill up, to the point of taking up the Allison
SSSES!? amcndme "*- wmVWi be 4 %£
There was continuous debate throughout the
day and no little complaint that Sen«or^ mm!
ife.*ted a disposition to exceed the time allowed
to them under the fifteen-minute rule, by sneak
ing on amendments to amendments and by
speaking in the time of other Senators. Senator
Human said when the Senate adjourned that If
these practices continue he would make' an ef.
fort to-morrow to have the speeches limited to
five minutes. '
Suit has been brought in the Supreme Court by
Isaac Llnta against Jacob J. ana Alexander Llpp
mann for a dissolution of a partnership carried on
by the three men under the name of the Western
Knitting Mills, at No. <* Broome street. j?s»iee
New burger, of the Supreme Court, yesterday strif*
an order authorising Jacob J. and Alexander rE!c
ceiver for the partnership property! * ppolat • re *
Five new telephone companies want to do busi
ness In N>w York. Two or more telephone systems
would be bad enough for th . mmn it^^Z
only one Instrument. * Ut think of the private
avthrr #/"
The Mala Ciiace
Don't hurry too much.
Derbies and soft hats will be with
us yet a bit.
Soft hats all Summer m fact—
especially the feather weight
Tjmenet" outing felts from France.
"Stetson soft hits in outing shapes
Did you ever realize what a wide
variety of hats we hare for .larg? am 1
for little boys?
Boons, Beet & Compact.
Tat— BiuaJ— j Stogga.
251 841 OSI
VppfW Ctar cpjpaJta
City H«3. UcicaGqsars. '-.. .f. f S^ia
Reprimanded for 'Attending Bmhmp
Given by Ambassador White.
ltome. May 10. —As a sequel to the preasaoeaf
four cardinals at a dinner given by Amlwmdni
White In honor of Archbishop Ireland en A pr :
25. Cardinal Oreglia. dean of the Sacred Cc!Te »
who. by virtue of his rank. Is entitled to iixz
matters of ceremony among his brother earth
nala, has written a letter to each of tie tm
cardinals. Vlncenzo. Vaunutelll. SatoUi. Mi^:» I
and MartinelX asking them for an exri^A-"^
of their presence at a dinner gtren by a dtpsn^t
accredited to the QuirinaJ.
The letter characterizes the presence of •afr
nals at such affairs as unfitting. Some 4■■
offending cardinals have replied to tha latter I •
at least one has not done so.
On May 8. at the instigation of Cardtca- *-
gila, all cardonals living in Borne reeatved 4 :•■•
cular note, calling: to their attention tts pa*
priety of observing the rules regardHf •
relations with personages connected «n *•
Italian Court.
One of the four Cardinals who was ■»»«•' '-'
the Archbishop Ireland dinner, and sUsl •
issuance of the letter above alluded to £& tea
received by the Pope, states that Popo*—***
that they were right in accepting Am**** J
White's invitation to the dinner in Ixssj «-
Archbishop Ireland, but that the »>te *■■•»■■
sent out to prevent possible future lm»B»^s»
of an established policy of the Vatican.
Tta Secretary of the Treasury spwtaißS*
again yesterday at the Sub-Treasury, wkese s>*
visited by several financiers in the comae atJM
morning. The Secretary discussed with We tali
the financial situation In San Francisco, te *-»
he Is greatly interested, but he was unwfiaaysj
to say anything for publication as tothajAJS;' «•
lined in the newspapers for financing lan -- »_
cisco for rebuilding purposes, secretary 6-**" n*
turned to Washington last night.
The following petitions m bankruptcy wawg*
yesterday with the Clerk of the United S3!" *~*'
trlct Court: _^ „.
Moses and Adulph Lautman. of Xo. It r^~;
street. Involuntary petition filed by W. B. <»"•*
& Co. and other creditors, with dates as?:??*--:
$1,123. Preferential payments are allspii •••■
act constituting bankruptcy. Thomas IX E!»-^
was appointed receiver of the bain— «»,
bond of $5,500. The alleged bankrupts aw s*S"
In the manufacture of women's waists,
Peter Baker, in a voluntary petition «ti~ "'
he Is "a gardener, and at present a salsaa^aiP*
ag#r." of No. I*9 Amsterdam aveaae, t l7l^*
indebtedness of $2,129 and assets of Iff. jj*fi|
clpal creditors are Oarvey Brothers^Ka . X.i
avenue, who hold a claim of Tt? e«« J
•Ut of cash. IX H. and wearing apaar UJt —
t Home Buying
is a most laudable cn^xn^ 03 *
Under old-time methods the M"*
action was fraught with PSSjSSg
We have revolutionized retlj
cate conveyancing and made haa*
buying easy and entirely safe
We are prepared to draw =«
contract, examine title, recebs «■•
record the deed, and crotrn **
whole transaction with an ahatliii
guarantee to you andyocrchi*-^ 11 *
If in alter years a law » <
covered in your title which wet* c
to find, the loss b curs cot your*
Capital A Surplus. - |10.0 W.«»
li3Bre*Jw.»T. !?«• Tat*.
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