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STRIKE STOPS IIKARSES ALSO AFFECTS WEDDINGS. Several Firms Grant Demands of Lower Manhattan Union. . Abcut seventy weddings 'were more or less die manised and many funerals were held up yester- Cay by the strike of the downtown union of fun erel drivers, known as Local 164 of the Interna tional Brotherhood of teaaislers. whSch started * the tnomfnir Attempts were made to carry out funerals with the member* of Loca! 643. which made an agreement with the Funeral Coach Own ers' Association last week, but the delegates of Liprsi 164. whose Jurisdiction is from 14th street to the Battery, prevented them from working. The members of the Funeral Coach Owners' As sociation ■»? that the new strike was in violation ft an agreement made early this month, by which the drivers were to get $13 a week. The demands ft the downtown union are the same as those mads tsy Local 645. which are $1« a week and tn-rJv-e hours off out of every twenty-four. Local «4» grained an advance in wages from 112 to $14 c week, sad :!::« made the downtown union jealous. Besides, the officers of the downtown union say that the employer* themselves have not lived up to the agreement The headquarters of the strik ers are at New Suffolk Hall. No. 21 Suffolk street. where President Joseph O'Brien and Business Agent Smith heard reports all day. When word was received that any funerals or weddings were about to start committees were sent out to stop them" If possible. In most cases the undertakers drove trie hearses themselves, and hi the case ■ of wedding parties the employers drove the coaches. Early In the day it was announced that t»eije or thirteen of the ooach owners had Evan 1 ™ tn. demands, which were nude on about thlrtj-fne co&ca owners. President O'Brien of the union said :bat the drivers would make only Individual agree -r>t>r,»<« In future reported. While Zelick Peshktaj " One appauit wan report* i While ZeUck Pf/tddn. one of Ui« ■ mrloy<-i«. whose Btabla ii at No M 0 Cfcrystle strc»-.. v... < driving the hearse at a funeral his "wife took chars* el ihe st .1.1. One of the -oriiu-r fia^lovw cam s ir and began to argue with lifer .ml fui frl»«i to pet him to go away. He was undT th* Influence C. liquor and knoew her down '1 : efiMl! wr« rut and tl:ne was a out on Mr brew fA*t*J ■- pair of Hasses which si - wore. F-<'i- -ri -k Hentz. •( stableman, of No. 35 Bowery, was rrested at ''hrystie and Broome street later • harped with felonious assault upon Mrs. lVshkin. Lev* Greenbe-g, an undertaker o! Ko 22* Divi sion Vtr**t. wile rtarting a hearse am: several toi^-he* from ii.s stable when the men were called off by tli-s waiting delegates of the strikers, ar.d ?.lr : .fibir.r drove the hoarse to the cemetery hiMfcrtr. t'ift Bsoarafert following as best tbey cou'»i. DtttfrjC his a?.-.*, ■..-.- a man asked 'or a cab at fie. Ftabiet to take hl« child from his home at No 226 ■MatiiFrtti Street* wiicru" It wn-s ill with appendlcltfs, to Mount Zion Hospital. Mr.*. Greenberg could find rio driver, and the m.i drove th»? cab himself. After leaving the child nt the hospital he drove to his homo, where a crowd of strikers had gathered. Hr- t<Hephon«d to Mrs. Greenberg, who went to the nous, and ordered two or three strikers who were '.n the cab to «*>t out. Mrs. Greenberg Is a woman of dVtrrmlTintion. and Ihey obeyed. She drove the vehi.-te to the stables, followed by a number of people. xh p crowd growing as she reached the Habits. Mrs. Greehberg was disgusted at the notoriety, and so told her friends who were tli*re to rm-->t' her. In «me or two cjj»s wed<Jlns:s Were stopped and a number of funerals were postponed. Th? funeral of Samuel Diamond, of No. 44 Ave rs w C. wfid d'"«i on Friday, was in progress yes terday, when an incident occurred which delayed 5t for some time. Ureenberß. the undertaker. of X*. •:< Division street, had charge of the funeral nrranffpments. Only one carriage, an open one, containing the relatives, followed the hearse, which was driven by Greenberg. About three hundred mournors followed on foot. As the funeral was proceeding to the Wljlianisburg Bridge a shower of stones was thrown nt the or.en carriage from ihe roof of a house In Norfolk street. The funeral stopped until a search was made for those who throw the stones The search was unsuccessful. None of the occupants of the carriage was hurt and the funeral procession w*»nt on its way. HUNGARY AGAIN ANGRY. More Trouble Likely Over Refusal of Tariff Demand. V»»nr.a. May 2f>.— A new Hungarian crisis Is Imminent, owing to the • refusal of Emperor Francis Joseph to approve the Hungarian Cab- Inet'a demand for a separate Hungarian tariff. The Austrian Premier holds that an independent tariff is incompatible with the common Austro- Hunjrarlan customs area. Dr. Wekerle, the Hungarian Premier, ha.= been to Vienna twice In audience with his majesty, but the Crown and the Council of Ministers have decided against the Hungarian demand. CHRISTIAN ATTACK MUSSULMANS. Fifteen Turks Killed and Twenty-three Wonndefl in Three Villages. Cettinje, May 20.— Christians at Stoge, Barllze end Prochtehehje, In Turkish territory, seeing their villages pillaped and burned, have risen and at tacked the Mussulmans, driving them from the vil lages. The Turks lost fifteen killed and twenty three wounded. The teases of th« Christians were trifling. Fighting continues. Bucharest. May &>.— The government Is appealing to the power* it> reference to the extermination of a party of Wnllaehian-i by three Greek bands near Orebrn*. or May 12. and requesting them to stop persecutions ir; Macedonia. The government also IniPtsds to submit a bill to Parliament giving it power to expel foreigners do!Tjicilr>ii Ir Rumania who are suspected ox fomenting anti-Rumanian sgitattor.*. • Ffiior»..t, ft*.? 20— A detachment of Turks on Sat urday ernnM'ated a b*rd of twelve Bulgarians at L«8olaU near Monattlr. AN OKAPI TAKEN IN AFRICA. Tyjndon, May 20. — Captain Boyd Alexander, of the Alexander-Gosling expedition, reports from the Angu district, on the River Welle. Congo Free State, that he has a specimen of the okapi «a species of antelope), which tha expedition saw alive. No white man ever before has seen a living okapi. The announcement greatly Inter ests zoologists. BUDAPEST WELCOMES EMPEROR. Miapeat, Mar 20.— Emperor Francis Joseph ar rived here this evening for the opening of the Diet on Tuesday. Driving in an open carriage two miles from the railway terminus to Bunda Castle, Ma majesty was greeted by cheering crowds. A PEACE CONFERENCE PROTOCOL. The Hague, May 20.— The government has sub mitted a bill asking the second chamber of parlia ment to approve a protocol which Russia wishes the signatories of the convention of 1999 to sign on assembling for the second peace conference. It provides that the powers not represented at the finst conference, but invited to attend the second. shall, by acceptance, of the Invitation, become ad herents to that convention. MICHAEL OAVITT BETTER. Ir.i.in, May 20 -Michael Davitt, who is ill here, was better to-day. THE ROON AGAIN AFLOAT. Nagasaki. Japan, May 20.— The German mail f>'.*jun«r Roon, of the North German Lloyd's China line, which ran ashore near Oil Island in a fog on May lit while bound to this port end Yokohama, has been floated and. arrived here to-day. The I toon's j,ar'^eflg?ere were r*scue£ end landed at Mojl. For Hmbltuml mad Obstiomtt Constipation. Ar il/IN i J\ THE BEST NATURAL PURGATIVE WATER. ORDINARY DOSE.— A Wineglass ful before Breakfast •; r. ~ i3od effects oT Apenta Water are maintained by smaller and steadily diminishing doses, repeated for successive days. ALSO SPARKLING APENTA (NATURAL APENTA CARBONATED), IN SPLITS ONLY. A Refreshing and Pleasant Aperient for Moraine Use. box Exporters; THE APOLLINARIS CO., Ltd., London. ••CiIRf.ST.TIIK CHAMPION." Chicago Pastor Delivers Address to Labor at Dcs Moines. JBy Telegraph to The THlHiße.l Dcs Moines, lowa. May 20— "My prayer is that every workingman in this great audience may take Jesus Christ as his champion. But most earnestly do I pray that every oho of you may take Jesus Christ as his Saviour." With these earnest words, which might well have been spoken in one of the churches of the city, the Rev. Charles Stelzle, of Chicago, closed his inspir ing address on the "Champion of Labor" in the Auditorium this afternoon. A few hundred mem bers of the General Assembly were in the audience composed of between three and four thousand workingmer „ . i The meeting was hold under the direction of the Church and Labor Department of the Board or Home Missions of the Presbyterian Ckarch, Of Which Mr. Stelrlo is superintendent. Dr Carles I* Thomson, secretary of the board, presided, ana Dr. D. Stuart Dodge, president of the board, offered the openlns prayer. The hymn 'All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name" was surg by the audience. Ben Lewis, a coal miner from this state, sang two solos most effectively. A chorus of the Swedish Society, mad* up of mechanics, also sans two or three times. Then came four addresses from fra ternal delegates who represent their presbyteries In various cities— J. Gray Bolt on. of Philadelphia: John Bancroft Devins. of New York; S. Edward Young, of Plttsburg. and E. P. Hi!'., of Portland. Dr. Bolton brought the greeting of ninety thou sand laboring men with whom he was associated In Philadelphia, and told the preachers and the workingmen how they could mutually help one another. Dr. Devins, who was for several years the pastor of Mr. Stelzle in New York, paid a de served tribute to the members of tho Central Fed erated Union, to which he is a delegate, and his statement that this union recently sent a large contribution to San Francisco to be used In re lieving distress ir. general, rather than confining it to those who were membeis of the labor unions, was heartily applauded. Dr. Devins pleaded with the preachers and the workingmen present to study the question in which each class is especially in terested, as far as possible, from the viewpoint of the other class. Dr. Young also had a word for preachers and laborers, urging toleration and mut ual acquaintance Dr. Hill said that he had learned three lessons from his years' of study: First, that the lafccr movement is ore of the mightiest factors of our civilisation; second, that among laboring men there is ?. widespread dissat isfaction with the churc'ies. and. thitd, that the worktngmen are not a whit different to-day from the men of old who loved and honored and fol lowed Jesus Chris A. L. Urick, president of the lowa State Feder ation of Labor, presented Mr. Rtelzle as the man who. "under the leadership of the Man of Naza reth Is doing much to bring together the Church and the working-men." , Mr. Stelzle gave what would have been under any conditions an impressive sermon from the text, "What think vc of Christ ?" Although the meeting lasted two hours, not a man stirred until its close. It was a remarkable demonstration, and made a deep impression upon the clergymen present. Nearly every Protestant church In the city was supplied at services to-day by visiting clergymen. Dr. Henry van Dyke, of Princeton, spoke to all the people who could get into the Central Church a half hour before the service began. Dr. Hunter Corbet t told the thrilling story of nts life and experiences in China. When he went there the number of Christians in the empire did not ex ceed 1,000; some persons say half that number. To day there are 130.000 communicants. This evening the college board held a popular meeting in the auditorium. Dr. Robert McKenzle, of New York, president of the board, presided. The speakers were Dr. W. H. Roberts, the stated clerk; Dr. John H Converse, of Philadelphia; President olden of Wooster University: Miss Margaret Henry, of Ten nessee, and Dr. J. S. Dickson, the secretary of the college board. , No word has been received from the Cumberland Assembly in Decatur, further than that those who opposed the union have been out-voted In the as sembly, and that no decision has been readied in th*- Civil Court. The situation here remains un changed pending developments. It Is understood that Dr. Herriek Johnson, of Chicago, has withdrawn his opposition to the Pres byterian Prayer Book, and has sent a telegram stating that "he misunderstood the committee re port, or be would not have opposed It at the outset. HONOR HEROES OF SOUTH. Impressive Scniccs Held Over the Graves of Confederate Soldiers. Impressive pr-r\ icep were hr-ld yesterday at M^unt Hope Cemetery, near Yonkers, by the Confederate Veteran f'amp of New York, in memory of the Confederate dead burled there. The Daughters of the Confederacy of New York assisted. The services are held annually at this cemetery. There are twenty-four Confederate soldiers buried there, the graves being about the 50-foot .srranlie monument given by Charles Broadway Rowss, in memory of the members of the Confederate Vet eran Camp who lost their lives during the ('ivil War. On a sloping hill, amid unusually beautiful surroundings, the services, conducted in the open air and attended by severs] hundred Southerners of New York, were particularly Impressive. The camn and the daughters, with invited friends, reached the cemetery by a special train on ths New York Centra] railroad. A semi-circle had bee.i made of chairs, about the monument, and when the women and guests had been seated the veterans, to the number of nearly fifty, marched to th» musi: of bugle and drum to the cemetery and saluted while t')e "Baiut4 to the Flag" was being played. Majt r Edward Owen, commander of the Confed erate Veteran Camp, presided at the services, which opened with the singing o» tbi hymn "God Bless Our Native Land. The Rev. Dr. George S. Baker delivered a prayer. A special prayer, in which the responses wore particularly hearty, was given for the recovery of Mrs. Jefferson Davis. J. O. Boone. of Georgia, whose father was an officer In tha 4th Georgia. Regiment, In tha Civil War. sang, and William S. Ke'.ley, a comrade of the Veteran Camp, delivered tho oration of the day. Mr. Kf-ily said in part: Since the day* when the great Jehovah spoke to man, it has been customary to honor tho dead, and In these day:; o? enlightened civilization it Is fitting that we should cherish and foster these beautiful tentiments. which come to us hallowed by mem ories as- sweet as a mother's ki?o and as sacred aa a mother's prayei The ranks are thinning, and soon these little hillocks will be all that is lef f . to tell the tale, save the memories that may be kept alive. When l look around and see some of those who followed the conquering banner, coming here to place their offer lnir? on the graven of those who were once their foes, I could wish that, for one moment, the two great commanders might be with us to-day to see this sight. Hrothris of the (irand Army, we are American?; when H was that we faced you on the tented Held, wo remembered then that we were Americans, and were willing to die If need be; to day we are still Americans, and as such greet you with a grateful, kindly greeting for your tender tribute. Following the benediction, the graves were deo orated by the Daughters of the Confederacy. There are two graves of unknown I'nion dead In the cemetery, cared for by the Uafuyette Post, Grand Army of the Republic, and these were also dec orated. TT.o twenty-four graves of Confederate soldiers were decorated with roses and other flow ers. The Confederate memorial monument had memorial wreaths placed upon it. The services were concluded by the playing of "Taps." The veterans and guests returned" to the city by special train, reaching New York shortly before 7 o"clcck. DAILY TBIBmfE. MONDAY. MAY 21. 10'"' $10,000 hbwaUd is a conservative es timate of wh»t it costs New Yorkers to recover lost of stolen valuables every year. If they had been deposited with us they would not have disappeared and ' no reward would have to be paid for their recovery. Inquire 135 Broadway. New York. -„.,,.„ I S« Wall Btr«rt. RnrTark Bran * h | »S Gretham St.. London. E. & WRANGLE AT MEETING. Tnco Factions in the Young Men's Hebrew Association. The annual meeting of the Young Men's Hebrew Association, held yesterday afternoon at the asso ciation building. Md street an 1 Lexington avenue, developed a spirited wrangle between the younger members and the older element, which ended with a victory for the former. The trouble arose over several proposed amendments to the constitution. Section 2 of the amendments read: "None but life members, donors, patrons and active members shall have the right to vote. Then Section 6 placed the dues of active members at $10 a year and estab lished an associate membership at $5 a year for those above the age of twenty-one and $3 a year under that age. The board of directors drafted these amendments to bring more money into the treasury, so that the Young Men's Hebrew Association would not be again confronted with a deficit, as in the last year, when it amounted to 57.0T0 at on-s time. The meeting was to bar* been a peaceful affair, consisting principals of the reading of the report! of the president and treasurer, and addresses by Isldcr StrSu*, Daniel P. Hayes, Isaa<- K. BeUgman and t!it Rev. Dr. Joseph Silverman. Julius Ejsvy, a young lawyer and former president of the young Men's Hebrew Association, chief spokesman for the younger set, moved that the regular order ot business be adhered to, and that the addresses wait. Following the reading of their reports by Percivai S. Menken, who presided, and Henry M. Toch. the discussion of the amendments came up. and Mr. Levy was immediately on his (feet to speak against the programme of the board of directors. The de bate that followed lasted about an hour and a hair, and involved Dr. Silverrran and] Mr. Straus and a dozen others. Mr. Hays, a former president of t-e association, gave his legal views on the question. Mr. Levy spoke of directors who do nat direct, and said that, against his better judgment, he permitted an amendment to pass two years ago which allowed the board of directors to make itself a self-perpetuating body. He moved an amendment to the original amendment giving the associate members the right to vote. Joseph Lev tnson, a member of the beard of directors, made a strong plea to save the institution by adopting the amendment. A motion to table the amendment was lost, and the battle continued. Dr. Silverman said he un derstood that the amendment would not be retro active, whereupon Mr. Straus, who up to this point had been only an interested listener, took the floor and took issue with Dr. Sllvermau. Ha then moved the adoption of the amendment to the amendment introduced by Mr. Levy. After an hour and a half of spirited discussion Dr. Silverman acted as pacifier by suggesting that the consideration of the amendment go over to the- January meeting or to a special meeting to be held before then. The floor leaders of the younger set, which was in the majority, assented to this, and there the matter ended, the plan of the board of directors being thwarted. Mr. Straus, in the mean time, had left, to keep an engagement, and did rot make his address. Isaac N. Seligman sent a letter, in which he ad vised the members of the Young Men's Hebrew As sociation to follow the example of President Roose velt, "whose heart beats so warmly for the op pressed, whoever and wherever they are." President Menken, in his report, says of the financial condition of the association: I cannot say that tlie work of the last year, from the financial standpoint, has been at all encourag ing. As I have Indicated, it has been very dis couraging, and been an exceedingly trying and worrisome year. Th« nerds of the institution, as usual, have kept pace with its growth, and. tak ing into consideration the financial conditions of the times, and the various great calamities and disasters which we have gone through in the last year, ! wonder at the excellent showing that has been accomplished, in view and In face of the natural drawbacks that have presented themselves since the last annual meeting. The report showed 'hat the association, through its employment bureau, filed 553 places out of 827 offered, and included accountants, law clerks, cashiers. Sunday school teachers and night watch men. The educational work was also a source of satisfaction. In closing his report Mr. Menken says: T'ndoubtedly. th«> association has come to n crisis in its expansion and its affairs. Your board can only do their duty so far as they arc ahle, but tlip duty of maintenance and expansion of the institu tion do^s not rest alone upon the board of directors. It rests upon the members of tl:° association and on the community In general. KEEPING PEACE IX CARS. Work of B. li. T. Special Police in Coney Inland Season. This year, it Is predicted, the crowds on the trol leys and elevated trains will be less disturbed by rowdies in going to and from Coney Island than ever before. With the opening of the season. Dep uty Police Commissioner O'Keefe and Borough In spector Cross, of Brooklyn, took unusual precau tions, ani in addition the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company now has more special officers on its cars than e\er before. In a short time the railroad company will have completed Its arrangements for a regular polica station of lt« own at Culver Park, the summer headquarters of the company's police force. Regu lar blotters will be kept, there will be two desk sergeants and outwardly there will be little or noth ing to show that it is not a station hous* of an ordinary city precinct. As a matter of fact, there really is practically no difference, except that the duties of th« men stationed at Culver Park are more limited than those of the city police. But the!r authority is the same. The special officers of the traction company take the same oath as the police men of New York, before tha same man and are subject in the same way to the discipline of the Police Commissioner and his deputies. The disci pline, however. is really more severe for the special officers. Though they cannot be fined, since the company, and not the city, pays them, they are not protected by Civil Service rules, and there Is nothing to prevent the trial commissioner from dismissing them whenever he sees fit. The change In the character of Coney Island it self, brought about by the great fire and the erec tion of Luna Park and Dreamland, has been ac companied by a change in the character of the crowds which patronise the place—a change very much for the better. A class of people now go to Coney Island who five years ago were never seen there, but In the minds of a certain element ther« still exists the memory of the old days. For the lust two years the police and the railroad company have been engaged in persuading this element that they have mistaken the situation, and this year tha authorities are determined that the quiet patron* of Coney Island shall not be annoyed. At present window jumping is the chief evil. To make an example at the outset of the season, the special officers of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Com pany arrested forty-two Jumpers on May IS, the day the season opened. More persistent is the trouble which begins about 2:90 o'clock in the morning, when peaceful citizens are home and in bed and the night owls are begin ning, to return. In the old days it was no uncom mon, thing for a gang to take possession of a car and make It impossible for any respectable woman to stay in it. Tho guard, feeling himself much in the minority, was naturally averse to Interference, and things went from bad to worse. In dealing with this sort of trouble plain clothes men have, strangely enough, been found more effi cient than uniformed special officers, because of the Inherent cowardice of the average member of a gang. With one or two men In uniform, it is easy to calculate the odds, and the gang Is as bold as a Hon. The plain clothes man who sharply orders Home disturber to "cut It out" Is, of course, at once threatened with many things. Then another plain clothes man speaks up. The gang does not know how many more of Its enemies it may have to face and quiets down. The usefulness of the special police force has been proved In the two years which have elapsed since It was first organised. . In the early part of 1»M. The twelve men who were then sworn In as deputy sheriffs found so much disorder all over the system that since that time their number has b*en stead ily Increased, until now there are nearly eighty Although Invested with the earns legal powers as the city police, this force is Inclined to be. care ful. To few New Yorkers does It ever occur to sue a policeman, no matter what cause for com plaint they may have. A traction company Is different, however, and hence arrests are made orly when the evidence Is too strong to be questioned. i 3. P. PENSIONS $80,000 LAST YEAR. [By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1 New Orleans, May 20.— The Southern Pacific Rail read Company gave Its employes £0,000 la pensions last yew* . ;_ ' ■'" TJirSTKKS HARD TO GET WANT NO RE-ELECTIOX. Insurance Managements trying to Select Official Tickets. Much trouble «nd worry are bf In* experienced by the managements of the mutual life insur ance companies in getting up their official tickets for trustees to be elected TindeT the Arm strong law. Ah these tickets must be filed by July 17. discussion has already begun on this subject. Most of the capitalists and bankers on the boards of trustees have decided. It Is said, that it will be impossible for them to remain as trustees tinder the new laws without a great personal sacrinco. Others believe with Oscar S. Straus, that in the future more time will be re quired of a life insurance trustee than can be given by a man of other large Interests. This moans that many trustees In the New York Lift and the Mutual Life wIP refuse to stand for rr-election. For the very reasons that have induced these men to retire It will be found hard to set men of large experience In financial affairs to take their places. Officers of these companies say that between now and July 17 they will have none too much time to complete their tickets. Although they have not communicated their intention officially to the president, it is said that James A. Blair. George W. Perkins and Xormar. B. Ream have made up their minds not to remain on th? board of the New York Life. James Stlllman. president of the National City Bank, is abroad, but he Is In the same position as the others, and. it is thought, will toot care to permit his name to go on the ticket for re-elec tion. Itbbert J. Lowry. of the board, is also a banker, but It is not thought he will be affected, as his financial interests are not In this section of the country. There are others on the board who have occasionally in the paft, it is said, profited by syndicate transactions where secur ities have been sold to the company. On the board of the Mutual Life the local bankers are Georfli F. B?«ker, president of the First National Bank; Charles R. Henderson, of Henderson & Co.; Adrian Iselln, jr., Charles D. Dickey, of Brown rfros. & Co.; James Speyer, Charles Lanier, of Lanler & Co.; Dumont Clarke, president of the American Exchange Na tional Bank, and Hugo Baring. The latter was only recently elected. Dudley Olcot?, president of the Mechanics and Farmers' Bank, of Albany. and Theodora Morford. president of the Sussex National Bank, Newton. N. J.. are also trustees of the Mutual. It Is said that several members Of the board have already told President Pea bodv that they will not stand for re-election, but the officers are careful that no information of this character becomes public. The nomina tions of trustees for the four standing com mittees which will be presented at the meeting of the board on Wednesday by President Pea body, may glva some line on the men that are to remain and, by exclusion, of those who will retire. It can be said on the best of authority that the proposition to sue the estate of the late John A. McCall, formerly president o* the New York Life, has been abandoned by the management. It was thought at first that public sentiment would demand such a suit. Now the trustees feel strongly that no such suit should be brought, on the ground that before his death he restored a large amount of money to the company, and that it might not be possible to recover any money from the estate which he left. It is said that the proposed suit will not be mentioned at all in the report of the Fowler investigating committee, which will be completed in a week or ten days. When Mr. Fowler was asked last night if the report would recommend that any suits of any character be brought for the recovery of moneys he replied: "It Is too early to give any informa tion on that point. " Emory McClintock. vice-president of the Mu tual Life, will sail on the Kaiser Wilhelm II to morrow. Ho had originally planned to go direct to France to try and get the government there to modify ;ts regulations making it compulsory for the company to keep there the reserve on its French policies. On account of the stampede among the British policyholdrrs to go over to the North British and Mercantile company, led by D. C. Hftldeman, Mr. McClintock will go direct to London. He hopes to he able to reach there in time to turn the tide. It is said he is bearing assurances that certain of the members Of the old management, to whom objections are made in London, will not be on the new man agement ticket. LEAVING MUTUAL LIFE. Policyholders' Association Vrges Transfers to N. B. $ 3/. Ivmdon. May 20.— The Mutual Life Policy holders' Protection Association has addressed a circular to policyholders of the Mutual Life, strongly favoring the offer of the North British and Mercantile Insurance Company and recom mending that the holders avail themselves of the advice of D. C. Haideman. former London manager of the Mutual Life and now joint man ager of the lifo department of the North British Company, regarding individual policies, Tho circular is signed by Lord St. Oswald, Lord Armstrong, Lord Northcliffe and others. BIG BUILDINGS SAFE. Endurance of Skyscrapers Shotcn in San Francisco Disaster. Final reports from San Francisco Indicate that the damage to the skyscrapers of that city is far less than was at first supposed. Experts who have been over the ground making close investigation of the effects of both firo and earthquake have found well built steel structures practically intact so far as structural features are concerned. • This has caused Tio surprise among those who are familiar with modern steel construction. It had been predicted that the protected steel frame structure was not only safe from fire, but also from earthquake disturbances. But until the recent dis aster the question of how a skyscraper would stand a severe shock was a matter for scientific guess- oik. The fact, however, that all the steel structures of the city arc .so little damaged that they will soon be ready for occupancy again shows how safe from danger of collapse or disintegration American sky scrapers are. Had such a severe earthquake oc curred in any European c Ity the destruction and loss of life would probably have been many times as severe. When the first news of the San Francisco dis aster reached New York many people began to wonder what effect such an earthquake would have on the big office building* in the downtown part of this city, and fears were expressed that they would collapse. But the steel frame skyscrapers of New York, sheathed in hollow tile, and with floors and partitions of the same unbumabie material, represent the most modern ideas In building con struction, and are even more safe from earthquake and fire than were the same kind of buildings in San Francisco, which withstood shock and confla gration so well. When asked whether New York's tallest sky scrapers would fall under such shocks as San Fran cisco had experienced. Theodore Starrett, the wel! Known contractor, replied: "I believe that if New York were to experience an earthquake, its ta.ll buildings of the most modern steel construction would withstand the shocks. I do not think they would even shed their outer sheathing of stone, brick and marble, as some have feared. These buildings are so strongly welded together that one of them might be toppled over without smashing to pieces." TWELVE HURT ON PARK COASTER. Cars Containing Twenty-five Persons Pile Up at Foot of Slope. Chicago, May 20.— Twelve persona were injured, two of them severely, in an accident last night on the "coaster" at the White City amusement park. Tho first of five cars stopped at the bottom of a steep slope. Before those In the first car could get out of danger the Becond car ran Into It. In turn three others, following at regular intervals, struck tho cam at the bottom of the slope, adding to tha alarm of the pasii'-nger*. There was little light ut the point where the acci dent occurred, and the passengers, panic stricken lumped from the structure, which Is twenty fe«t nn i K h at the point of the accident. There wt-re twenty-live passengers In the five can. 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Let us send samples and our illustrated booklet, "Elegance at Hoderate Cost." They are interesting. A.RNHEIM, Broadway & Ninth Street. MEEQEE OF FOTJE COPPER MINES. Steel Trust Officials Will Be Interested in $20,000,030 Corporation. [By TUlSjaph to The Tribun-M Calumet, Mich.. May 20.— That a gigantic merger, to include four large Arizona copper mines controlled by Calumet, Duluth and Pitta burg eapltaHstS, Is n!ann«?d was made known to-day by a circular letter sent to stockholders of the companies. It i« proposed to organize a new corporation with tSMeO.OOO capital to take over the Calumet and Pittshurjr. Lake Superior and Pittsburg Junction and Ptttstmrg and Duluth mining com panies, op^ratlnpr ai Risbfe. Arlr. These con cerns are controlled by Charles Briggs, James and Thomas Hotttson, of • 'alumet. and Thomas F. Cole and associates, of Duluth. Nearly every man prominent In the United States Steel Cor poration is heavily interested. T!it* deal will result In one ->f the largest cop per miningr corporations In the world. CANADA SEIZES AMERICANS' GOODS. Engineers Must Pay Income Tax Despite Protest to United States Government. Detroit. May 20. — The Canadian povornment yesterday seized the household goods of C. T. Dixon, chief enfrineer, and of three assistant en gineers of the dredging operations in the Cana dian channel of the Detroit River. The engineers were subjected to the payment of an Income tax. although citizens of the United States, !n ac cordance with the Canadian law. They refused to pay it and appealed to the Canadian courts, which decided against them. They appealed to the United States State Department, but it can do nothing. The engineers' goods v. ill be sold to meet the taxes. [From The Tribune Bureau.? Washington. May 20. — The taxing of the United States engineers by the Canadian gov ernment was first told exclusively in The Trib une of August 27 last. The tax was levied under protest and the engineers complained to the State Department at Washington, but in vain, as they are not exempt from taxation when engaged In business In a foreign country. The Department of Justice also decided that it could dt» nothing, as the Canadian government authority was indisputable. PICTURESQUE ESCORT FOR CARDINAL. [By Telegraph to The Trlbun*.] Baltimore. May 20.— A picturesque cavalcade es corted Cardinal Gibbons to-day to and from St. Joseph's Church, at Xeckar, eight miles from this city, where he confirmed 115 persons. The assort was composed of mala members of the congrega tion and riders and horses wore decorated with long red and white streamers. George Seldel. marshal, was wrapped in fold* of red silk, and hi* hone was so covered with bunting and flowers that only its legs were visible. The Caruln&l rode In a closed carriage, and a brass band led the proces sion. B. R. T. SCHEME DOES NOT WORK WELL. The Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company's "deten tion pen" at the terminal of the Sea Beach Route was not largely patronized yesterday, although It was the opening day for the new scheme, of lie company to collect the second fare there and pre vent persona from getting la or out of las cars through windows. Yesterday hundred* of num. women and children Jumped oft before the cars reached the "pen." and so avoided paying the com pany another nickel. It was only a few minutes* walk from where they Rot off to the island. Kred Smith, of No. 6224 Fourth avenue. Brooklyn, was arrested for jumping out of a window. Frank Clark, of No. 439 west 40th street. Manhattan, who protested asainst his arrest, was also arrested. LOCAL MEN GIVE FOR V.M.C.A. BUILDING. IBy Telegraph t»> Th* Tribune. 1 Colorado Springs, Col., May CO. — Two weeks ago the Young Men's Christian Association of Colorado Springs began a campaign, which will end on Tuesday night, to raise $50,000 for a new building. 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The nrst section of n» party, under Major Hersey. rr'M leave Pars in a few day.-, remaining at Tromsoe untn Jpn* .»•» a^r then going on the Arctic steamer Frtthjor to Spitsbergen, where Major Kersey will direct tn» construction of headquarters, machine snpP*;,, *jjr plant and balloon shed, The balloon shed w«»I f» the largest ever constructed. Major Hersey s ao vance party will consist ci Alexander LJewantaai. chemist and gas engineer. Dr. W. N. Fowler. e» Indiana, surgeon: Felix Rtesenberg. assistant nay*» 1 gator, and Francis H. Bussnt-ott. commissary. — Mr. WeOman will start from Pars on June -* with the balloon and the remaini*?r of the party, i consisting of Maxwell Smith, wireless telejprapO expert, who will establish a wireless station a. Spitsbergen; Gaston Hervieu. aeronaut, and Jon * Colardo and two assistant aeronauts. - . The balloon is rapidly nearta? complft-on. anc Mr. Wellman and the constructor. 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