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V»LgVL— N*2L94& wmm NEW- YORK. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 19. HMMI. -SIXTEEN PAGES- , PRICE TnREE <T!NTS.
HUGHES NAMES STAFF
l/j.vr v/;.v hi; appointed
Dean Hufeutt, of Cornell. Becomes
Legal Adviser.
- • .r-*lect Hugh** last night announced
*+,r appointment of hie military staff, as fol-
ufciiuit <*tntr*l— Brtg»filcT f>n»ra: NELSON -HER
, HTNRT
g i:i !£r ffctiarj-— Olenel GEORGE CURTIS TREAD
nfZlt^?**ni>— <*olf>n«l FELDEX KRASTUS MARVIN.
?.'£d#-^*mp-Major GAITTS BAr.IUTTT RICH. Jr.
"i Ci»— Major > REDERirTC M. CROPSETT.
T • Major FREDERIC P. MOORE.
PETAILED FROM TlfE NATION'Ai; OTTARD.
UMtcnaat Ooiacel CHARLES EDMfND DAVIS, 10th
Rer*.3WTit.
v.iorCH* TH.ES JO6Er«JT V.'<\.V. 74th Regiment
rtrtia' ALBERT HENRY I>TETT. 22d Keglment Stati
/•.rta'ii HBRRETwT PARRT SirunCron A.
Cwiin CHAHLES ALONSO SIMMONS, litt Operate
i^rt^CnAKLES HEAX.T. «Hh Refrim/Mit
j^Mir ELUOTT BIGELOW. Jr.. 2i Company Signal
- --- TT-.LI-'AM ROTDE FEARS, r««linental quarter
r-igrw. Tlst Rejriment.
nzUv. f6rav HENRY INGRAHAM. regimental a«Ju
ur.t SSS Regiment.
rt'TA-' EDWIN HAVENS TRACT, «th Battery. -
js^t '£j*::?er.a.-.t HOWARD KIRK BROWN. Troop D.
IiETaUCT* FROM xavaju Mii^rnA. ..
Oocsri^er ROBERT rTERPONT FORSHEW. 2rl Bat-
The reapj>olritment of General Henry was a
jnatter of rratificatlon to his many friends
around the state. Governor Odell, in 1001, ap
->ointe<i General Henry as adjutant general to
fncce< »(3 Brigadier General Edward M. Hoffman.
He atM reappointed by Governor Higgin* in
lfOs. He lives at No. f>'.» West i*th street.
Crtcnel Georsre Curtis Tread .veil. who will be
nCltary secretary to the Governor, has already
served In the same capacity under Governor
Black &v,i Governor Roosevelt. He comes of
Bewtotlonary stock, and his father was an of
£«r la the Civil War. Colonel Treadwell, who
is a native of Albany, was graduated from Yale
•a the class of Hi and entered business life in
A!b£">" On his record. Governor Roosevelt ap
pointfd < Lionel Treadwell his military secretary
whin **•"" :ook office in 1899.
Colonel Soldon Braatasi Marvin, aide-de-camp,
fca? Berred twice as military secretary, once
ruder Governor Morton and once under Gov
ernor H: sgrins.
Major Oaius Barrett Rich, jr., Is a Tale man,
nho »ras graduated '.-. 1597. He served in the
CT.th Begiment in the Spanish War.
llajoT Frederick Melvin Crossett is a graduate
c? Kew York University and a Tth Regiment
r-an. having been treasurer of Company F from
3SH9 10 1304-
Majc.r Frederic P. Moore is the head of the
*m of E. P. Moore & Co.. bankers an brokers,
yo. 71 Broadway. He is a graduate of Bwarth
nicre aM for seven years belonged to the 7th
Erginient.
Mr. Hughes also announced the selection of
Ern^t W. Huffcutt, dean of the Cornell Law
School, to be his legal adviser. Dean Huffcutt
jncreeded Mr. Hughes in the law department of
Comcii. and they are persona! friends. Ernept
Ulito:. HtifTcutt -was born In Kent, Conn., on
Moier.fr,. r 21, 1860. He was graduated from
CornelJ In --. and from the Law School in 1888.
He became the private secretary of President
"tThite of Cornell in ISST>, and was instructor
In English in the university until his gradua
tion from the Law School, when he went to prac
tise In Minneapolis. He was professor of law
!• Indiana University and in Northwestern
r^versiiy until h» returned to Cornell as dean
c the Law School faculty.
governor Hiprjrins made him his legal adviser
fert July when he appointed Judge Cuthbert W.
Pousd to the Supreme Court bench.
It i? vi derstood that more appointments -w ill
bi announced in a lay or two. It was reported
w «rhai appeared to be good authority yester
day that the Governor-elect had decided to ap
l»"im McDougall Hawkes as State intend-
Mt <> Public Works. When Mr. Hawkes was
Ufced about n last night he said he did not know
«!>;h>: ! .•• was croing to be appointed or not.
FREEDOM TO JEWS.
Eaxsi'in Emperor Signs Bill Remov
ing Disabilities.
St Petersburg. Dec. IS.— Emperor Nicholas
its* aj'T :■■■.. .J in*- bill of the Council of Ministers
fttacvlns the disabilities of the Jews.
By the bill referred to In the above dispatch
I'v.s _rr i^rriiitted to live in the country as well
s? in the . ities within the pale, and certain re
ttri-ik.i).. placed "on . Jewish merchants and ar-
B*ms in cities outside the pale are removed.
/ brush ox fin: border
Merit >m Soldier* Shot At by Coun
trymen ■..-,■ American Side.
I R 'I •-■if«tra!'h to Tbe Tribnce. i
Hi !'y<.-., Tex.. Dei: IS.— Four Mericau soldiers
**&<> nere i-ut; ing brush on the Mexican side of
tie Hio Grande this afternoon were red on From
*&* side of the river by two Mexican*. One of
th« Boldiers -\ as wounded.
Jurez and El Paso ifollce went to the .scene
**» the Jure.". officers came to this side of the
n «r to be!p In the search for th<- culprits. Th...
)• j> .v.,j(i. did not return the lire. The
■boom:* was nlthout warning. Th»- polite think
L.' .... wj»o fired the shots may have been mem
**r» of Lhe revolutionary junta.
<It i HOES BLACKMAIL.
Mrs. T. ('. de Martini o Sat/* Negro
Aim Threatened Her life.
£ksuTjed with attempted MacVmall and at
!*^t*dfek>nk>ua ■auK, Joseph Page, a X^sro.
Sj^Ted by Alberto Verastegtn, «,f Doubs Ferry,
♦as }rr K-kedK -ked up last night In the Wen T-T'tlJ
Jfcv*t Ktati»jn. Mrs Thomas O. de Martlnto. a
** Ui -in-la». «,f Mr. Verastegui. who lives at No.
S'J \Y~t ]4<ith ctreet. is the complainant.
Atff.rfJing v, ih<- Mory told the j>o!Jc-, Mrs •!<.
™ni::tu liad be<-n living at F'obbs I'eny wit!i
leister untii about two months ago, r.hen stie
j^ JVt *l t<) ii<>r p,,.,.., ril addVeis. Mr. oV Martlnto
iJ* Perii ° n *»!i.sii)ess. While living with her
*ier, ij rf ( j,. Mju-tjnto. says «n« made frequent
„'jf, » the < ountry with her »l*ter in a.!i aut<<
•**^. djrireji by Pag*.
»*jh :«iu-i- si,., mov^l, Mrs. do Martfnto al
22i :i '* t Ul<f N<J?ru wrc.tc a letter to her d<-
b <f-vng money, and followed this up l*y appear
•* at.h^r home und makin? further demands
g*y>C*y. Sewra! other similar letters fol-
OiV" ?h"? h " E3V «- »nd the •max came last Sun
ju*- *'n«»n. she says, Pajje appeared again and
> «n arrangement with Mr. Wrastepui. she
(7,^ Kegro y«-st"rday at an apartment hou?e.
b*^emtn v..-: called and Pape KU ;trresio-1.
• r-«3r -«3 notfajn* to ?ny in his own. defence. The
sni . ' O:JJ " Ul> in the Harlem court this
BJ -0? M'CABE SINKING RAP!DLY.
Ww iiCp Ci <: - *lT<2ab« waa rei>ortf<l at itho S'fW
k- r T, 06^^ late U«t rleht to be siakinjj rap
i^ ■ i>l ~ nvt r*c3vcr con*cloil*BWs tliro ;'!i
*«&: »=e <10.-to.-s eaid he intjht <l'e at any
N. Y. U. TAKES TITLE.
ACQUIRES SCHWAB FARM.
Mm Helev Gould Thought To Be
(river — Announcement Del/ij/ed.
Chancriior Maci-racken yesterday announced
that unnamed friends of New York University
had handed to ihe university deeds for the en
ttre Schwab farm of fourteen acres, as a Christ
ma-s gift, extending Its grounds to lSOth street.
Last May The Tribune announced exclusively
that the university was negotiating with t"he
Schwab estaio for the acquisition of the prop
erty, under authorization of its council, and at
that, time officers of the institution denied the
story, it wa.« ascertained yesterday that the
prie*> paid for the propery whs ?2i*T ( ,ooo.
While some were inclined to attribute the
BTift to Mrs. bUmcD Page, the general impres
sion at the university yesterday was that the
unnamed giver, or. at least, the chief giver.
was Miss flnlan Miller Gould, giver of
the library building and the fine Gould
Hall dormitory building When the latter build
ing was erected, the identity of its giver was
kept a secret, though it was distinctly an open
one. and it was a long time before Miss Gould
would allow her name to be attached to the
building, which was at 'first known as East
Hall. It is well known among Xew York "Uni
versity men that Miss Gould is desirous of great
privacy in her gifts to educational institutions,
and they feel that they know who Is respon
sible for the latest gift.
The announcement that Xew York X'nlverslty
was to have the entire Schwab farm, with its
buildings, free of all lien and incumbrance,
without any call on the treasury of the Institu
tion, was made by Chancellor MacCracken in an
address at the closing of the University Grad
uate School and the School of Pedagogy, in
Washington Square. He said:
A few hours ago deeds -were received, giving
to New York University the entire Schwab
farm, adjoining the south line of the college
gTounds. and carrying that line to 180 th street.
This gift of over two hundred city lots, costing
about $300,000. la the most valuable single gift
ever received by New York University with the
exception of the library edifice, which Miss
Helen Miller Gould gave twelve years ago.
Friends of the university have secured the entire
means for the purchas- without any call upon
the treasury. The property comes free of ail
lien and incumhranct- as a splendid Christmas
gift.
It has been the preference of the Pchwab
family that the university should acquire this
historic site, where the revolutionary - Fort
Number Eight" stood for many years, and is
noil < ommemorated by an inscription on a large
bowlder and by a bronze tablet s.'t in a wall.
A fine forest covers much of thf- ground, which
ris« p ISO ft-et above the Harlem ;md affords a
noble view. Academic shades will be more than
a figure of speech in the next summer school.
Two spacious mansions will be converted soon
to educate The north ;md south di
ns of the campus from lSirth street to
University avenue will approximate 1.100 feet;
Lqueduct avenue on the east to Sedgwfck
avenue on the west will be over 1.500 feet. The
entire campus will comprise over thirty-seven
acres.
The magnificent Christmas gift, the Chancellor
eaid, favored the educational plan which he men
tioned in his address at the opening of the pres
ent college year. Where there are now two
small colleges at University Heights, he said, he
would favor, a.<= soon as each faculty had- more
than three hundred students under its care, the
organizing of a third college, with Its oto faculty
and residence halls, somewhat on the plan of
those in English universities
The Schwab farm has been in the possession
;. three or four families since the oriarlna!
Dutch purchase, about two hundred and fifty
n .jgro. [1 was bought by Gustav Schwab.
father of Gustav H. S.-hwab. in IS-T7. from a
farmer named Archer It is in a section of the
city which is rich In Revolutionary relics and
landmarks. The old 'iustav Schwab mansion
•wa? erected ob part of the site of old Fort No. 8,
from which m line of Intrenchments extended to
For! Independent* at Klngsbridge. When ex
•ns were being mad* for the cellar of that
and nearby bui : - workmen unearthed
cannon balls, go ther paraphernalia of
ttonary War
\Yh»n «;u- • wab died, the property was
held in ' c Of hia widow. Mrs. Catherine
I - EI. Schwab said yester
day: "On behalf • - nd sisters I
want !•■ Baj thai • •!■■> gratified to know
tnal | rtj haa been purchased for the
„,-k Universit: I" '.vmns tha* the prop
er tv >vi!i '„«■ preserved Xothii.tr could please u>
to know that it will be used for uni-
ASOTIIER Bid SAGE LOAN.
I Financier's Widow Lends $ 1,000, 000
on Wall Street Property.
Mrs. Margaret O. Sage, widow of Russell
Sage, lent yesterday to the Lands Purchase
i f'ompnny MM tOO at 44 l-jl -j per cent on Its prop
' erty til ! feet by irregular, on the south side of
Wall street, 107.0 feet west of William street
: Like all her previous real estate loans, this will
! also be due on February 1. 1010.
Ip to date the following loans made by Mrs.
Sage on Manhattan real estate have been i —
corded at the Register's office: On the New-
York Hippodrome. ?L2f10,000. on the Hotel
Breslln. $1,050,000: on the Park How Building,
$2500,d00-?onja plot by 44 1 feet, at the
northwest' corner ( ,f t'.iM street and Broadway,
£175,000 and on a plot 4T.:i by 96.9 feet, on the
south side of .".4th street, <V 4.'{ feet east of Sev
enth' avenue. $450,000. All of these loans are at
4--- per cent.
Of I) CHURCH HOME SOLI).
Seventh Avenue. United Presby
terian* Dispose of Building.
The Seventh Avenue T'nifed Presbyterian
Church property, fronting in Seventh avenue,
between 1-th arid 13th streets, -„.:!- Bold yester
day. This is one of the oldest houses of
worship in that section of Seventh avenue.
The Rev. J. Howard Tare is the pastor of the
church. He said last night that the reason for
selling the landmark was an unusually tempting
offer which the trustees vrere unable to refuse.
The church, he added, had no site under con
sideration, and he therefore could not say just
where the new home would be. He also said
that, the congregation would continue to worship
\r. its old home for some weeks.
The church property has ;t frontage of 92
feet and a depth .f I<M> feet. The site In within
about throe blocks of the 14th street station
of the Sixth avenue extension of the KeAdoo
tunned and is therefore a part of what is known
as the MfAdob tunnel district. Values in this
st tion have greatly Increased^ Owing '" tilt;
building "f 'he tunnel and the demands of busi
ness concerns for ptructures there for their own
" Til fharch was bu!lt in IS*I:J. and It has
Ue-H gccupled ever .since. :
The buyer, whose r\znu> could n«>t be learned
„..,, nieiit Intends to alter the old church build
h - Into :in OflJca and loft KtruopjrP. E. S. Wil
lird £ Co. were tlie hrok<lr3 •» tne de "l. and
the Fecon"! A**ocfat* Chun was said to be the
owner of the title. ' -' '
i'n<»iah S Lindsay, one of the trustees of the
-.h..,v<h expressed surpris- last night that the
r.-.'T.J ,\f the > ; a!e had Income pub] He Bail
i* ' sa'e v'as not a, commercial transaction, and
ll'aVhe ditl " ot feel it liberty to dtoi am ii_
GTSTAV SCHWAB MANSION.
Christmas gift to New York University.
MAP OF NKVV YORK UNIVERSITY GROUNDS
Showing new campus added i*>? bj rifi of Schwab estat<
STEAMER A TOTAL LOSS
No Hope of Savins the Victoria,
Liiisc — Burial of Captain.
Kingston. Jamaica. Dec. IS -The Hamburg-
American Line steamer Prinzessln Victoria
Luise, which went ashore off Port Royal on the
night of December It!, is a total wreck. Her
hull Is full of water fore and aft, and she is Im
paled on the rocks amidships, with her bottom
pushed up. The vessel struck head on, and. the
waves carried her broadside on the ledge She
la now lying with a heavy list to port. Salvage
operations will begin to-morrow, preparatory to
handing the steamer over to the underwriters.
The bed plates and engines are displaced, and
there are nine feet of water in her starboard
side and sixteen feet in the port side.
Captain Brunswig mistook Plum Point light
house for the light stationed at the western
point of Port Royal, and turned his vessel
sharply to the north, steaming at the rate of
fourteen knots ait hour. Marine surveyors here
are of the opinion that if the Prinzessin Victoria
L,Ti!se is removed from the ledge she will im
mediately sink.
The vessel is so close to the shore that people
can almost walk on board of her from the beach.
Th" German cruiser Bremen is still standing by
her, and the steamer Virginia went to the seen"
of tlv wreck this morning, but returned here
after seeing the condition < t lhe Prinzessin Vic
toria Luipe. The members of the crew have been
brought to Kingston.
The body of Captain Brunswig, commanAer
of the Prinzessin Victoria Luise. who shot ami
killed himfielf In his cabin after the steamer
went ashore, has been landed here. The back
part of his head was shattered by a rifle bullet.
The body was buried. •
One of the passengers of he Prinzessl Vic
toria L.ui.se to-day grave the following account of
the disaster:
About 9 o'clock on Sunday night, when we
were abreast of Port Royal light, the Prin* •
Victoria Lulse suddenly appeared to shudder,
then she stopped and a terrible grinding noise
was heard from under her hull. The order was
given to reverse the engines and go full speed
astern, but the steamer remained fast. The
discipline displayed by the officers and crew
was remarkable Every man kept to bis post,
the passengers retained their presence of mind!
and there was no panic. Rockets were sent up
from the stranded vessel, but apparently they
were not t/een, for there was no response to th»?
signals from the shore. News of the wreck
was taken to Kingston by a sailboat, which
made slow progress, owing to the light breez-'.
After breakfast Monday we went ashore hunted
up some native boats and made our way t-»
Kingston.
The news oi the suicide of Captain Brunswig
was kept from the passengers an.l did not be
come generally known for some time after his
d^aih.
TROOPS FIRE ON TRAIN.
War Department to Investigate
Report from Florida.
I By .TVtPsraph to The Tribune. )
Pensacola, Fla., Dec. IS. — The "War Depart
ment at Washington ha 3 ordered a rigid Investi
gation Into a dispute between soldiers and .-i
train crew near Fcrt Barrancas last n%ht
It i;; alleged that one of a party of f^dertii
troops became involved in :i dispute with th.
conductor over the payment of his fare, and that
the train was stopped and the no'.d.ers put of)
The accusation Is made that the soldiers drew
weapons and fired volleys, while others attacked
the conductor, who held the soldiers at bay with
a revolver. It is also said that the soldiers fired
into the train when it resumed its trip. Com
plaint was made to the military authorities.
GREAT BEAR SPRING WATER.
"It» Purity has nujjle it famous."— Advt
AMERICA AND JAPA.V.
Some Concern in England — Confi
dence in Mr. .Roosevelt.
London, Dec. 19. — The British press, editorially
and' through its correspondents in the United
States, if paying keen attention to American-
Japanese relations, and Ambassador Aokfs
speech at the American Asiatic Society, Secre
tary Metcalf's report on the San Francisco dis
pute and President Roosevelt's message on the
Japanese school situation in California are dis
cussed with some concern. "The Tribune" thinks
President Roosevelt's firmness and .tolerance
have had their reward, while the weakness of
M. Stolypin, the Russian Premier, is a pledge
for peace almost as valuable as President
Roosevelt's firmness and popularity. "We may
afford to dismiss both the Russian and the
American scares from our minds." says "Tha
Tribune," "but none the less the recent rumors
are far from agreeable or reassuring for those
who remember the grave obligations in the
event of a war which Lord Lansdowne's treaty
imposes upon England for the next decade."
• The Tribune" acquits Japan of any desire to
pick a Quarrel and thinks that the other powers,
notably her ally, would have something to say
on the subject, but admits that the official color
fanatic element Is a danger and that until It Is
educated or suppressed it is hardly to be ex
pected the Japanese will feel much of a sense
of fraternity toward their white rivals in the
Pacific. It Is obvious, tha paper declares, that
England, as an ally, may play a great part in
moderatitTg the resentment of the Japanese and
checking their litiwise ambitions, and. above
all. In helping Japan to achieve cordial recogni
tion as a civilized power. If Japan feels she Is
frankly treated as an equal by th«« old powers.
"The Tribune" concludes, the temptation to
make herself feared where she is not respected
may die In the Isolation from which it sprang.
Th , Standard" thinks that President Roose
velt's second thoughts on the San Francisco
school question, as revealed by bis last message
to Congress, may prove the best.
"The Chroni?le" says: "Let us hop. that
President Roosevelt, who seldom rails, will sue
.-,■,' even here."
• The Daily Telegraph,'* at the conclusion of
,i :1 ; ,]■ voted tc to-day*a tercentenary.
i
The United States, under President Roosevelt's
bold and steady leadership, la rising to political
preatness as nipidly as she is breaking all
economic records of her own amazing past. The
sequel of the voyage of three ships from the
Thames three hundred years ago represents not
only the greatest achievement In nation build-
Inir but an example of stupendous results from
small beginnings unique In the experience of
mankind.
MR. GVMMERE INSULTED.
Diplomatic Corns Demands That
Rauufi Leave Tangier.
Tangier. Ds« "> s - Ir Oummere, the Ameri
_ Nl , ■ . p otesting »o-daj to Ben Man
sour, the itprcscntntln of the uandit RafatnW.
against the beating of ■ natty* >*>y by adhwr
: Raisult, of arhJcli Mr Gunmen was an
eye « ttnesa ' ' '- r reapaawft,
. I rder not to
The Sultan's reply to the collective note of
the diplomatic corps says it Is his intention to
suppress disorder?. He regrets the abuse of
authority by Raiaull. and expresses a firm de
fikc for the execution of the' reforms decided
upon by the Alg«< Conference.
In rent] to tho answer of the Sultan, the dip
lomatic corps unanimously demanded Ralsull's
departure.
HENRI. CONFISEUR, 67-69 W. 44TH,
opposite Hippodrorr.e. Parisian Tea Rnora, I'atiasf
*ie Ulaces Fruncalsts, Uonbons. Catalosu<i.— Advt.
£\DS CHASE WITH SHOT
HOLD-UP MAN A SUICIDE.
Spectacular Death After Sparing
Officer's Life.
William Madi«=qn. of Rogues" Gallery fame,
shot himself through the heart in front of No.' 6
2d street yesterday after ■ desperate fight with
detectives and a wild hue and cry through the
street?. Madison, better known M "McPher
son," was wanted for a Mount Tsnssai robbery.
His death was as public and spectacular as
his crime. Brought to bay. he was about to
shoot down an officer, when th- latter, defence
less for the moment, pleaded with him to de
sist. The hunted man then turned the nun
on himself.
Monday evening a gaunt, wild eyed man en
tered the jewelry store of Samuel Raymond, at
No. 62 Mount Vernon .avenue. Mount Vernon.
Pointing ■ revolver in Raymond's face, he said:
"Give me everything you have."
He then shifted the gam to the left hand and
plunged his right through a 3ho-.v case window
"and gathered up a hand full of chains and other
jewelry valued at about >7-> Still covering Ray
mond, blood streaming from Ma right hand, he
backed out of the store, crossed the street,
dodged In behind a, schoolhouse anal took a car
for New York.
Raymond and D-tective Sers?ean* O»eorsr<» O.
Atwel!, of Mount Ternon, cam" ta Police Head-
Quarters here yesterday and practiraUy Identi
fied the picture of Madison as that of the robber.
The r.vn r;en at about 3 o'clock in the after-
Mere going through Houston street, when
near Elizabeth street. Raymond, pointing to a
man across the way. said:
"George. George, there's the fellow."
Raymond darted across and grabbed the man.
The latter had his hands in his pockets.
"I'm sure he's the man!" shouted Raymond to
Atwell, who had followed close at his heels.
Atwell grabbed the man by the collar and
wrenched his right hand out of his pocket, to
see if it was lacerated. It was. Just then the
man swung with his left hand twice, and
caught the detective between the eyes, felling
him to his knees. He then drew his gun and
pointed it full at the head of the detective.
Atwell drew his billy. although he had a gun in
his pocket, and. rising to his feet, struck the
man twice in the head, but failed to knock him
down.
The fellow wrenched free from the two men
and ran down Houston street into Elizabeth.
A crowd of Italians joined the chase.
Atwell. following closely, drew" his gun and
fired two shots into the pavement. Patrolmen
Cornelius McN'amara and Patrick J. Bligh. of
the Mulberry street station. Joined in the chase.
The crowd at their heels yelled "Stop thief!**
On ran the robber, and. turning two or three
times, covered Bligh and McNamara, who were
In uniform, with his gun. and then, turning
again, kept on his run.
He Struck Btocdsst street and ran at top
speed toward the Bowery, crossed over north to
2d street and then, in front of Xo *>, whirled
once more and thrust his gun almost into the
fans of Bligh. who by that time had abßaajl
overhauled him.
"For God's sake don't do anything like that!"
said Bligh, who had not drawn his gun.
Instantly the fellow turned the gun to his
own breast and fired three shots as fast as he
could pull the trigger.
The man died in an ambulance from St.
Gregory's Hospital that was passing at the
time.
No Jewelry or anything else that would lead to
his connection with the Mount Vernon hold-up
was found on him.
Madison, according to the meagre police rec
ord, was about thirty-three years old. He had
been .i member of the "Ist Regiment, and had
served with that command in the Spanish-
American War. In IPO2 he was arrested for
thru-sting his hand through a window of Simp
son's pawnbroker's shop, i:, 42d street. He got
away with a tray of diamonds, but was captured
after a lively chase.
MM. BRYCE'S SELECTION,
More Report* That He Will Suc
ceed Sir Mortimer Durand.
London. Dec. —Although it is said in high
est official quarters that the selection of an
ambassador to Washington has not yet been
quite settled, little doubt remains that James
Bryce will be named for the post, unless he
positively vetoes his appointment. One of th*
Irish leaders In Parliament, with whom Mr.
Bryee was intimately associated, while drafting
the new Irish bill, said to-night that IBM chances
were a thousand to one that Mr. Bryce would
be appointed, adding-:
"We would be sorry to lose him. as h* has
bt-en a Home Ruler all his life. and, as. the pres
ent Chief Secretary for Ireland, has been devot
ing all his talenta to finding a solution for the
Irish question acceptable to both Ireland and
England. However, the measure win probably
go over for another year, and «yen if a tight
were undertaken now, Mr. Bryce la rather ad
vanced In years to stand such a struggle. There
fore, he could turn over the work to his succes
sor without , serious detriment to the Irish
cause."
Mr. Bryce spends much of his time at th*
Irish Office, where, it Is said, he is closing up
affairs prior to the Christmas rece»s of Parlia
ment. He la keeping his own counsel, and even
Sir Edward Grey, the Foreign Secretary, was
not aware to-night what the Irish Secretary in
tended to do.
Bl h'MIAM S NAME OFF.
Aha Collins Substituted for Convict
on Mutual Reserve Ticket.
The election of trustees for the Mutual Re
serve* Life took place yesterday at the hfne of
fices of th«> company. There wsla only one ticket
in the field.
The same of tioorg" Rurnham, Jr.. counsel and
vice-president of the company. wh«> was sen
tenced to two years' Imprisonment, on the charge
of grand iarceny, appeared on the administration
ticket but was withdrawn a few days
ago and the name of Aim Collins*, of Brooklyn.
a lawyer, with offices in the Mutual Reserve Life
Insurance Building, substituted.
The ticket includes Frederick A. Bumham.
James W. Bowden. Horace H. Bmckway; Alva
Collins Charles W. Camp. Richard Deeves.
George D Bldrldge. George W. Harper, Henry
L Lamb, Elmer A. Miller, S*w*!l T. Tvng and
Franklyn Ci. Brown. ;• ,
NO EOCKIFELLIK MONEY IN CONGO
The Rev. Dr. Akcd Assured That Family Has
No Share in Concession.
London, Pee. IS.— Th* Rev. Dr. Charles F.
Aked. pastor of Pembroke Chapel. Liverpool,
who has been called to Hal pastorate of the
Fifth Avenue Baptist Church in New York, in
a letter to the secretary of the Congo Reform
Association, published to-day, say a that Mr.
Rockefeller has assured him that neither he
nor any member of hi* family has a penny In
vested in the concession granted by Kin*? Leo
pold to an American syndicate.
"UISOIAICI VOTE LV
ADMINISTRATIONS All!' ID
Indications Are for Victory by
Regular Tickets.
Indication* last night pointed tr> the election
yesterday of the '■administration" tickets of •
both the New York Life a.,. 1 Mutual Life. Both
sides claimed victory, however, although "ad
ministration" and •opposition" tickets allies
based their estimates largely on sheer cufsa
work. The results, indeed, hing** on the direc
tion of hundreds of thousands of unopened bal-
Aftpr the last ballot had been cast Superin
tendent Kelsey told a Tribune reporter that a
rough statement of the outcome of the election*
might be forthcoming at the end of the§week,
although Mr. Kelsey thought that the broad rw
suit of the New York Life election would b#
known earlier, so overwhelming, "he said, had
been the administration vote. The actual r»-i
suits, he said, could not be known "for months.**
At 4:1,' p. m.. when the insurance- ballots were
"all in." the New York Life Issued a statement
claiming the election, of the administration
ticket by at least 100000 votes.
A few minutes later Vice- President .Defter,
of the Mutual Life, claimed th» election of that
company's administration ticket by about
150,000 votes..
Samuel Ur.termyer, general counsel of th© m
ternational committee, on the other hand. Issued
a statement predicting a "close vote." but on»
giving the "united committees* ** ticket In the
Mutual Life and the International committee's
ticket in the New York Life "safer majorities
varying anywhere from 5.000 to 13.000. Mr.
Untermyer declared that the. committee would
challenge thousands of administration votes
and proxies at the counting of the ballots.
which begins to-day.
The New York Life's statement follows:
We claim the election of the entire adminis
tration ticket.. The majority polled for twenty
three of the -twenty-four men on th© adminis
tration ticket will, we believe, run from 100,000
upward.
Mr. L. F. Dommerich, who was nominated
only a week ago, to succeed Mr. Ewa'd Flelt
mann, deceased, received the votes cast by
proxy only. For him something: over 105.000
votes were cast.
In addition, we, turned over to th» Inspectors
ljy_',o«)O ballots sent by policyholdera direct to
the home office.
This makes a total of about .100.000 votes. to*
cludini? those cast by the administration proxy
committee. The total vote ast is probably In
excess of ......
W. X. CROMT\*EL r . COXCTDBBtI
William Xei3on Cromwell, of the company's
counsel, said that the number of ballots received
."rt»i Broadway w;u-> 192.."568, and the num
i-r of pro-administra:ion proxy votes 114,«>^>.
making a total of *» •
He estimated that from SO to fJO per cent of
the ballots sent to the home office were pro
adminlatration. making a total pro-administra
tion vote of more than «50,000.
Mr. Cromwell said he had "every reason to
believe" that the total vote of the international
committee did not exceed I."<»»,«im
"I believe that the administration ticket," he
added, "has been carried by 100,t*». after mak
ing: all allowances for errors and duplications.**
Mr. Untennyer, however, estimates that a:
least 30.000 of the pro-admlnl-tratlon proxies
are duplicates of ballots, and therefore void, and
that 78,00*), or at least 40 per cent, of the votes
received In "administration mail," ran to tb*
international ticket, thus lopping- off a total of
100,000 votes from the administration ticket.
Mr. Scrughairi said he based Mr. ■-•Dyer*'*
TS,OOO estimate on that number of postal cardJ
received by the committee from policyholders.
who said they had sent their "international"
votes to No. 16 Broadway.
Speaking for the Mutual Life. Vice President
Dexter estimated at least thirty of the thirty
four men on the administration ticket received
25fll€sw votes, against a "united committees"
vote of 7".»-«»'. or as 'administration* majority
of more than i;>M>oo.
The "international" vote received at the Mu
tual Life's headquarters, he said, was in flattest
mal. he had good reason to know, although the
international committee estimated It at 62, W».
i.fr. Untermyer's latest estimates give- the in
ternational committee a majority of D.OOO in
the Now York Life and 7.000 in the Mutual, his
figures b«»ing: New York Ufa — "Administra
tion." -*t>7,000: "international." 212.000. Mutual
Life— "Administration." lfil).0»4>; •'international.**
167,000.
Superintendent Kelsey will hold a confVrenc*
with members of the board of elections at the
New York Life offices this miming to consider
ways and means of canvassing the Votes, and
also to discuss a "canvassing plan" to be sug
gested by a certain firm of accountants.
To-morrow the Inspectors of both the Mutual
Life and New York Life will hear protests ami
challenges as to disputed votes. James C Col
gate, of the Mutual Life's Colgate committee.
has filed a sealed protest, to be opened by tho In
spectors to-day.
The New York Life election began promptly
in Room 5 of the main office building at 10 a. m.
A- 4:OS p. m.. with the receipt of three votea
from Vernon H- Bovie, the election was "de
clared closed."
Within less than an hour of th« opening the
company turned In 115.000 pro-administration
proxies In large hampers.
The International committee then handed la
ten boxes, containing in all. It declared, about
127.0«>0 "opposition" votes. These boxes win
be opened to-day. Aniaaa, Thornton, of No. M
Broadway, formerly a Republican politician,
cast the first vote, in favor of the administration
ticket.
REBUFF FOR UNTEIIMYER.
Mr. Untermyer sought to cross-examine suc
cessive proxy holders as to their connection with
the company. On Mr. Cromwell's advice, how
ever, they declined to answer. M- I'ntermyer
"protested" thousands of ballots. He challenge*!
President Fowler, of the Ontario & Western, and
chairman of the recent Fowler investisatint;
committee. Soon after 3 p. m. Mr. Untermjvr
announced that he would not concede any ad
ministration %-ictory within sixty days.
At 4 o'clock the old "Nylic" cry from th«
corridor outside startled the inspectors, deputies,
canvassers, and challengers still in the voting
•-■.. 7>7 > ■' - ;•■ - -
room.
When President Orr entered the rcom to vote
three or four proxies. Mr. Untennyer examine-!
him under oath. Mr. Orr declaring he did not
know who paid the expense of obtaining the
proxies, adding "I ara not familiar with tha
office methods."
President Charles A. Wabody was the tlrst.
person to vote a bundle of ir>S> proxies In the
Mutual Life election. Cornelius Vanrierbl't, an
other candidate for trustee, accompanied Mr.
Peabody. casting several proxies. In the iam»»
party were Augustus D. Juilliard an.l John W.
Auchincloss. ;
With th* part. ...y o f th«
FLORIDA, CUSA, SOUTH.
9:5 a. m. and 3:25 p. m. Vmrxc*Qe& service rtsi
Pennsylvania & Atlantic Coast Une R. R. Florida
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