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\ TCU LXVI----X 0 * 21.958. A. J. CASSATT DEAD. VICTIM OF HEART DISEASE President of Pennsylvania Railroad Expires Suddenly. PMlßd*lrn'»- TVr. 2S— Ma— Johnston CiisMtt, president of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, find one at the foremost railroad men tn d financiers In the country, died suddenly at Y\s -ne in this city to-day. Mr. ((''asset.t t. who -,Ti(t n attto more than sixty-seven years old. was n with heart diseas* shortly before 1 o'clock, and died beast* a* sistanoe could be given fcim. He was a victim of an acute heart attack. known professionally as the "Stokes-Adams lyniimm?." Though Mr. Cassatt's death was entirely unex ece<*. he had been in 111 health for nearly a j">»r. His condition iras aggravated by an at tack of whooping rough, which he contracted from Mi grandchildren while at Bar Harbor in fept ember. He. never entirely recovered from ttie effects of the attack, and when he returned «•> Philadelphia he remained for several weeks at his country home in Haverford before he re sumed l.is duties In connection with the man ncement of the railroad and Its allied interests. He was much Improved by the rest, and early In October he began going regularly to his office, t>ut eaorOy afterward he was again stricken. having contracted a heavy cold. At that time it t.»s ■seal that his condition wan serious, and there i m no intimation that he was Buffering from any heart affection. In November lie was sufficiently recovered to r«iiinc his visits t.i the Broad Street Station, titnl he continued attending to important mat ters until his birthday. December 8. after which ho never returned to Ms duties at the railroad otters. Again it w?s reported that he was in a wious condition, but this was denied, and It '•«.- Si that lip was suffering from a flight ro'«l and was giving attention to only such im portant limit as matters as were aksolately jjo-^csary. DEAD WHRN PHYSICIAN ARRIVED. Mr. '."a«P3tt ppent much Of his time driving. >>iid he was out as late as !b?t Monday. Bsjbaa- Sfrtiently he wa«= ■ % ■■• ifr c 1 to bed at his home, at N>. JO2 West Rittenhouse Square, but even i'ifn liic r«ndiiion was not regarded as alarm - Inc. V.'!iil*» not feeUng entirely well. Mr. Cassatt ..,.-,,..«. from !ii<! bod Ihi<= morning, but remained In his rnoin. He seemed to be in good spirits. pn-1 his family was not alarmed about his con £Ulon n\.<\ 1.-id no thought of his death. Short ly bef'-'r* 1 o'clock, while sitting in a chair in his apartments, li» suffered an arut»» heart attack and became unconsclou««. His wife and his <!surliter. Mr«. W. Plunkett Stewart, were with lilTn. and hie j>ilva'e Irian. Dr. J. H. Musser. m-as s-uinmoned, but he was dead when the phy sician ariivcd. Or Musser paid that death had r-**<n almost instantaue<->;is. The news of Mr. Cassatt's death was at once telephoised to the Bread Street Station and was fla;hf3 through the financial and business parts tit ■'• city, causing much astonishment, since rj a public end even Ma closest business asso ciates BSMssrstoed that he was not seriously ill. The. announcement of Mr. Casual I 'a death raueed grief to every official and employe in the Pennsylvania offi.-eit. with whom he was most popular. The effect of his death upon the local stock market was not as great as might have been expected. Pennsylvania was quoted et ISSU when the news was received, and dropped on!y «i on the report? In the executive offices business was practl bally suppended for a time. President "assail"* rendition had not been thought euch as to sue- Kest any definite, arrangement* for the succes sion 1o ib" presidency, and the board of direc tors vill not mert to transact official business 'until after the funeral, for which arrangements hsM not yet been announced. Prie. months ago Mr. Cassatt made changes hi th« organization of the, company which put new duties an sasns of the higher officials. Among thrse was Samuel I>a. the third vic<» jTeEidenT. and it was suggested at the time that •the fit was equivalent to placing Mr. Rea In Jine for promotion, but there is no official au thority to sustain aatch an inference, and, pend lag the election of a successor. First Vice-Presi dent Green will assume charge 01 the affairs of the company. The operation of the railroad In the last year i* said to have had much to do with the break- Ing of Mr. Cassatt's health. He had gone to F.u- Tc-i« for a rest when the sensational develop amiU in the Interstate Commerce Commission Investigation of rebates brought him home, and > threw himself into The breach in an effort to bring about an (cable settlement of the QUestiona at issue. Deprived of his rest abroad. *« plunged into routine work until he went to Par Harbor. « here In his overworked state he contracted whooping cough. Aside from being the head of the Pennsyl vania Railroad. Mr. rassstt was president of »!x other companies at.d a director in twenty .r. . rr concerne. principally transportation com paanac batiks and trust companies. His wealth 1s «trmat«-d at between f50.000.000 and $"., 4mru««. Ml.'. ( ASS ATT S CAREER. Alexander Johnston Cassatt, railroad preai fleat. financier and horseman, was a native of Plttsburg. where he. was born on December 8. IS3O. His father. Robert S. Cassatt, was the first Mayor of Allegheny City, and a banker both in H««bcrg and Philadelphia. While the eon was Hill a boy his father removed to Kurope "<■ :th bis Camay, and young Caseatt received a portion • hits education at the University of Darmstadt. Upon returning to this country he decided to become a civil engineer, and entered th». Rrnsselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy. where he "was graduated In l^i* His first work In his profession was In connection with a rall r«<u3 in Georgia, but before he had been there two years the Civil War broke out and he re» turned North. In 1881 he became a rodman on Ota Pennsylvania Railroad at Philadelphia. His ability and devotion to work were such that ho wan son ad\anced to the position of assistant *i!rir.»>ei and put in charge «- the work of con etructiou on the line connecting the Pennsyl vania with the Philadelphia & Trenton Railroad. When the Pennsylvania road took control, in 1864. of the Philadelphia & Mat. Vice-President Scott placed the youthful eugineor in chargA of the middle division, with headquarters at Reno t*• Soon after he was made manager of the Warren & Franklin Railroad, running Into the oil regions. H'«> knowledge of detail was nur.h aast he was able to give Colonel Scott offhand Mas) valuable information, and in appreciation °* hit sen ires he was made superintendent of "Wi\«r power and machinery for the Penneyl *&&•* road In 156(5. and in 1870. when Dr. E. Orotund «■ cvrntb pa**. GREAT BEAR SPRING WATER. "Its Purity ha« made it .'w»cw."- Advt. m. ' " '■'■'*"• i : ■ H.'M'J^y." Iteni'-.v.be: UiS «** PflSf ... «vur ciaarc)i »»&crtK£.-A<ivt. ■ d^r,r:, B r new-york. Saturday. December 29. 1906. -fourteen PAGES.-^Tj^^»«k-. price three cents SIXTEEN DIE IN WRECK. THIRTY PERSONS IXJVRED Heavy Loss of Life in British Storm — Europe Snowbound. Dundee. Scotland, Dec. 28.— Sixteen persons have been killed and more than thirty Injured In a railroad collision caused Indirectly by the storm. The accident occurred near Arbroath, on the North Britteta Railroad, between Edin burgh and Aberdeen, and some distance north of here. Among the persons injured Is Alex ander William Black, member of the House of Commons from Banffshtre, Scotland. The accident Is attributed to the heavy fall of snow, which caused trains from London and Aberdeen to be held up at Aibroath. In the afternoon, however, the line was cleared, and one train proceeded for Dundee. It had stopped at Elliot Junction, and the danger signals were thought to "have been set. They failed to act. however, through being clogged up with snow or from some other cause not yet ascertained, and an express train dashed into the rear of the waiting train. Mr. Black had both legs broken. A number of others were seriously injure], and it is feared that some of th«»m will die. Everything possible is being done to succor the wounded, but It is difficult to render assistance. Telegraph communication between her« and Arbroath is unsatisfactory, because of the weather conditions, and details of the accident are coming through slowly. It is recalled that the Arbroath accident oc curred on the anniversary of Scotland's worst J railroad wreck, at the Tay Hrldge. in I*7P<. and ; within twenty miles of the. scene of the former > accident. In the wreck of twenty-seven years j ago the bridge collapsed and precipitated a train i with over seventy people into the river. No one j escaped. London, Dec. 28. — It 1s many years since Cen tral Europe generally has suffered so severely from an Arctic visitation as it has this Christ mas week. From France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany and Austria-Hungary the Fame tale is repeated of heavy snowstorms, interruption of railroad, vehicular and telegraphic communica tion, loss of life and general discomfort and in convenience In cities as well as in country dis tricts. While Groat Britain Is. as a rule, fortunate In escaping severe winter weather, she has suffered this year to an almost unprecedented degree. According to the reports received to-night from northern points In the I'niud Kingdom, the sit uation la growing worse. The heavy snowstorms which began several days ago continue. They nre accompanied by violent gates, and even thunderstorms In some places. Railroad traffic in the northern part of England, and especially in Scotland, is becoming completely tied up. I^arge towns like Edinburgh, Dundee and Perth are almost isolated. The telegraphic services are greatly disorganised, and would be complete ly bo but for the extension in recent years of the underground system of laying wires. The snow storms continue with equal severity in Northern Wales and in Ireland. NINE PERSON'S FROZEN TO DEATH. Nine persons have been found frozen to death on road«« in England alone in the last twenty four hours. The list doubtless wilt be increased when communication with snowbound sections of the provinces Is restored. None of the trains that left London on Thurs day over the Midland Railway hap yet reached Edinburgh, while In all other directions trains are snowbound and pßssengers are suffering from cold and hunger. The relief trains sent out are being similarly embedded in the snow, and the railroad companies :,i>\<- Issued otficial notices that It is impossible to pum-antee traffic on schedule time as fnr as Scotland is con cerned. The pairs have iau^] many minor .a«=ua!l ties along the coasts. A telegram from Holy head sayp it Js learned there that an unknown vessel has foundered off Rhoscolyn Point. Wales. Distress rockets were .=t-nt up last night, and a lifeboat put OUI and searched for hours, but found no nign of th«> vessel In distress. The Japanese liner Awa was wrecked through the snapping of her cable. No lives were lost in this accident, but the steamer, which Is on the rocks off Medea-, tin-eater's to become a total loss unless the weather moderates. Several vessels arc In distress In the outer road at Hoivnead. and grave fears ar^ enter tained for their safety. All further attempts to refloat the Belfast steamer Ormley, which Is stranded near Dover, have Leon futile, a lifeboat stood by the Orm ley for fifty hours Th<- guardsmen suffered se verels. A number of vess Is have been assisted Into Dover. The schooner Cambrian had a narrow escape from being blown ashore ;it P»;il. The bark Regia struck the Goodwin Sards on Christ mas Day. The it ew took to !he boats and after much hardship sue* reaching the Ooodwln Lightship. A larjj*- unknown steamer ts reported In dis tress off Scarborough. She lias been sending up ror-k^tf-- for relief for several hours, but the sea Is f=<"> rough thr.t ii is Impossible to launch a life boat. There Is heavy weather In tl:e Irish Sea. and huge waves are breaking over 'he Fishguard Harbor breakwater. The Irish mail service is being conducted with great difficulty. In London the snotv continues to fall at in tervals and is bringing much discomfort, besides Involving heavy expense 10 the local authorities to . :.-;.r it away. Londoners who Uve in tfie suburbs arc Indulging in the unusual pastime <>f tobogganing. Fifty women had narrow escapes from death I to-day, owing to the coliapae of the snow iaden roof of a Coveht Garden warehouse, hut most tit them were rescued from Hie wreckage with Flight Injuries. There was no loss of life. CONDITIONS ON THE CONTINENT. In the mountain districts of France there Is much suffering froni th<» heavy fall of pnow, and consequent Roods are reported from ''■ high lands of Ardennes [a '•'•' Igl II • : rift Ice is forming on ilio I Scheldt and <>th?r large river*. and all comrau- I n (cation with points in the Ileitogen Forest Is at v standstill. In Switzerland ■'• weather Is of unusual se verity. The uplands already ;»'■<■• under rAx feet of snow, and some mountain illumes are com pletely isolated. This sts of affairs ii drawing renewed attention to legislative measures to keep the Swiss panics open a!l*the year around; Up to the present tisn the government has de clined to conteroyiate doing this, because of the heavy »'\f>*-.^c Involved. Austria anr! Hungary »r.- also suffering In th* grasp of extreme wintry ivcatherli Traffic on nut.'.** of '''•■' railroad lines In Calicla has been suspended. in Budapest liio heavy • now has put .-. i •■■■•■ i '"^ pl travel on v i.i Is The authorities have not been able %■, remove the snow, which hi too soft for th« Kuccessful em ployment of runners Germany reports th? heaviest general snow fall In many years, nnd railroad traffic Is consid erably imp'flcJ. T'.-*v<.cr«jv. Is ■'lif»sy!tnl Kuud.iy.', 1 i'<j:<i.:un «... £ ic* V'uor in i'oui ci.u:.i. uircju*. -Ac.v MHX INDICTED IN THE XEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CASE. Kx-flerretary of the Treasury. HOPES TO GET $3,600,000. Ellison Will Try to Recover Sum from Lighting Companies. At? the result of a decision handed down L* the Supreme Court, in Brooklyn, in the case of the Armour Packing Company agt. the 1 Edison Electric Illuminating Company, which was decided In favor of the plaintiff. Corpora tion Counsel Ellison • hopes to recover about |3.000u000 for the city. This would represent the excess charges for six years on $9,000,000 paid to lighting companies. The Armour people brought suit, alleging that more was charged their company than other firms and corporations. The court upheld their allegation, making the following ruling, upon Which Mr. Ellison is going to peek the refunding of the $3,000,000. Both reason and authority, therefore, sustain the plaintiff's contention that the defendants engaged in public service may not discriminate. r gainst it in favor of others in charges for the same service and under the same conditions. Mr. Ellison says that in bis opinion the light ing companies have been charging the city from 40 to 50 per cent more than individuals. Backed up by the court's decision. Mr. Ellison intends 10 get after every company which has been charg ing the city more for light than it has other consumers. If the Corporation Counsel Is suc cessful in his crusade he believes the city's treasury will be richer by about $3,600,000 when he gets through. S. P. STRIKE XEJR EXD. Commissioner Xeill Predicts Imme diate Settlement. Houston, Tex., Dec. 28. -Charles P. Neil!, Com missioner of Labor, is authority for the state ment That the strike of the firemen on th^ South ern Pacific Kallroad i\ill probably be settled some time to-night. There will not be arbitra tion, but a coming together of the parties. New Orleans. Dec. 118. Forty strike breaking firemen from St. Louts and Cincinnati arrived be>-e last night and were housed In quarters fur nished by the Southern Pacific Company. It Is reported that union engineers are making no oi>- Jeetion to ;h<- placing of non-union firemen on their engines This attitude of the engineer? is paid to be due to thHr opposition to the present demands of the firemen. REPORT VAQII MURDERS. — — ~ — — . 1 Sixteen Americans Killed by Indians, Say Business Men. Phoenix, Ariz. Dec. 28. Business men of So nora, Mexico, recently arriving here, say that within the last two months sixteen Americans have been killed by the Yaqui Indians in Mex ico Most of the victims were settlers who fled three years ago during the Indian troubles, but recently returned, believing that the railroad building had progressed to a point where they would be protected. They say that the recent reports of the Yaqui' murders is not news below th" border line. SIX TYPHOID DEATHS. Forty-nine Sew Cases of Fever lie ported from Scran tost. i B; Tcl^sraph to The Tribune. 1 Scranton, Perm.. Dec. 28. Forty-nine new cases of typhoid feverand six deaths were reported to day. Yho.- who died were Joseph Litierton, Miss Mar) Malloy. Lillian Knittle and Patrick (in.-., of Seranion; James J. Clarke, of Dun more, and Miss Harriet Chamberlain^ of Wilkes- K.-rre The new cases reported to-day are dis tributed as follows: West Scranton, 16; Centra] City, 9; Green Ridge. IS, ana South Scranton. 6. ~"!»r. Moultoii and the city authorities endeav ored to-day to prove the report which reached them last night that there had been .-. cane of typhoid fever In :i family living at the head quarters of the Khnhurst reservoir, but were unable to do so. CAST HIS ASHES INTO SEA Justice of Peace Wanted To Be with Pi owned Friend in Death. Pittsburgh Dec - s In compliance with the wish cxpi --*■" "■ I *■'"• lli( body of Bamuel Creclmsn, justice of the peace of Willcinsburg, en cremated <> f i<i the nsi ; ,s casl into tho Atlanta Ocean ai the spot where the ship the Srat'- of Florida wa' 1 sunk several years ago. Creelman'a most intimate friend, Will iam ' 'rinkshanK. lost his life in the wreck and it,-- justio- wanted his ashes thrown Into the sea tV si ," \> -nt down, so his wishei were .r.::icil out by ibe executors. By the filing of the will to-day the fa. ts became public OVER NIGHT TO CHICAGO. PENNSYLVANIA SPECIAL. j'i 18 hours * vis !■.';>■;■. Railroad, r«K k r.rjlist, rii!*it>s'B§ m.i it-i-ii. 1. "Jives x.-« York ■>.' . IV M~. arriv--! .._..-■••■.",. f:»;it trains «(• i hie j, .'. Clevejantl, l'li:cinn>iU and rfi- '• ■■' lia,— I till. 6EORQB W. PKRKTV9. (Photograph by Pirle McDonald .l COL. MAiNX KOT GUILTY. Jnrff Takes Three Hours to Acquit "Toxvn Topics" Editor. Colonel William D* Alton Mann was acquitted last night of the charge of perjury by a Jury which was out about three hours. The perjury charge grew out of the Norman Hapsoo-1 'ibel trial, in which, it was alleged. Colonel Mann swore falsely as to the authorship of the "O. X... W. D. M." oil a letter from Count Reginald Ward. The jury returned at 11 o'clock. Colonel Mann was taken into court and stood at the bar while the clerk of the court asked the u?ual Questions of the foreman of the jury. When the verdict of "not guilty" was pronounced Colonel Mann brightened up perceptibly. Martin W. Littleton, Colonel Mann's counsel, thanked the jury and Recorder Golf. The Re corder gave him permission to speak further, and Mr. Littleton waited a moment for the flut ter of excitement to subside. "Your honor, I wish especially at this time to express a sentiment from the members of the. bar for a continuance of your excellent health and your valuable work, as you go from this to a higher court. You take with you the esteem, the affection and kindest regard of the men on this side of the b^r of Justice, and every one knows you will be affectionately welcomed by your associates on the bench to which you will shortly ascend." The Recorder listened to a similar tribute from Assistant District Attorney Garvan. Then, breaking the silence which lent impressiveneas to the scene, he thanked the lawyers for their good wishes, in a voice which betokened much emotion. The testimony in the case was all in on Thurs day, and yesterday was taken up by the sum ming of counsel. "The contention here." said Mr. Littleton in his address, "is that the testimony given by the defendant at a former trial, which it Is alleged was false, was material to the case. The law says there must be two witnesses to the falsity of the oath, or one witness corroborating the main witness. "Perjury cannot be proved by one- wit ness. Wooster swore that he saw Colonel Mann write the disputed initials. The six experts in handwriting in this ease gave as their opinion that the .same hand wrote the disputed initials and the undisputed initials. You are the abso lute judges of the facts. Corroboration does not require the testimony of an eyewitness." "If there was a conspiracy between Wayne and Wooster Colonel Maun knew about it and was a part of it, for did he not accept t*** Rico mining stock?" said Mr. Gar van. "He does not state that there was a conspiracy until after the charge of perjury Is brought against him. I ask you to decide this case upon reason.* Colonel Mann wept during Mr. Littleton's plea, and his wife, who was seated in a corner of the courtroom, also wept. Mr?. Wnry, th>» Colonel's daughter, was also deeply affected, although she did not cry. PEACE SIGXED IX AFRICA. Report of Treat// Between Germans and Herreros. Cap< Town, Dec. "Jv it i.« reported here from Ihe German border that a peace between the German forces and the warring Herreros has tx en signed in I ►amaraland. CHARGED WITH FORGERY Cashier of Waynesburg Bank Ar rested—Director Seriously 111. ißy Telegraph to Thi Tribune, . Pittsburg, Dec. 2S.— J. B. F. Rlnehart, cashier : and vice-president of the wrecked Farmers and Drovers' National Bank, at Way ties burs, was arrested to-day on charges of forgery mads by a representative of the Fanuington National Bank, of Farmington, W. Va.. it being alleged that a note for S."i.iMMi signed »>y James 1., lams. a director of ii" Farmers and Drovers' Hank, and George Auld, and rediscounts with the Farmington bank, is worthless. AuW repudiates 1 is- signature, and lama saws be signed under a misapprehension. Examiner Cunningham this afternoon curtly refused a demand made by D. S. Walton, president of the bank, that a statement be Issued by the examine! exonerating him. Mr Cunningham will make a demand on Con j gressman Hurt for the £StMMMi collected by him from Rlnehart f"r the Greensburg Trust Com pany. The trust company held two rediscounted notes for $10,000 each. The paper was repudi ated and Rinehart was charged with forgery. He then settled. Mr. Cunninghum says the trust company was a preferred creditor, as Rlne hart was to all purposes an involuntary bank rupt when the. bank failed T. H. Moredock, a director of the wrecked bank, is at his borne In Jefferson In a critical condition. He is more than eighty years old. and, having been ill for several weeks, did not hear of the failure. He drove Into Waynesburg to-day, and upon herring the news was pros trated. WINES 4. CHAMPAGNE FOR NEW YEAR'S Dewey'a Wlne« always klv» satisfaction. H. T. Dcwcy & Son* Or. ISS Fulton Si New YorV — Advt. •— . ■'■-. ■:-.:■.; mv v •;•-■ I tfnsi.-Jay." Itemembrr tlic isl.-Ji .j^l Ui iou: church otTcrlag.-Advt. Pl.-RKrXS ON C ASS. ITT Says He Died from a Broken Heart — Silent on Indictment. "v*"hen George W. Perkins was asked last night if he cared to make any statement re garding his indictment by the grand Jury he replied: "No: I am more concerned to-night over the death of President Caasati of the Pennsylvania Railroad than with any personal affairs. The country has !<»st a great publtc servant, who devoted a busy and trying life to the unselfish upbuilding for the public benefit of our greatest railroad. He died of a broken heart— a heart broken by the constant hound ing of iconoclasts." f J. J. HILL TO RETIRE. Will Have Railroads on Safe Bast* by July, 1007, He Says. fRy Tel^prsph to Th* Tribune.] St. Paul. Dec. 2S. James J. Hill announced to-day that he wouM retire forever from the railroad business on July 1 n»xt. saying: "'I have planned to retire as soon as I can safely do so; by July 1, 1907. I shall be able to leave the work of a lifetime on a safe, sound base that will endure." His successor will be Louis W. Hill, his son. who is now first vice-president of the Great Northern Railroad. Mr. Hill planned to retire eight years ago, but his fight with Morgan ami Harriman prevented. Now, he says, he is nt peace with all competitors, having either won or lost In the various con tests, and will quit. XEW AMERICA* PERIL. Porto Hi can Leader Hints at Future Call to Arms. San Juan, P. R.. Dec. 2S.— R. Matienzo Cin tron. the Speaker of the House of Delegates and the leader of the Unionist party, has published an article in "La Correspondeneia," the party organ, in which he criticises the message of President Roosevelt to the American Cong! containing references to Porto Rico. Scfior Cintron says that citizenship without self-gov ernment has no value, and is even debasing. To grant Porto Ricans citizenship without self government would be equal to saying to the. world that the terms ''American citizenship" and "servitude" are synonymous. This idea is Impossible of acceptance; but should it become o fact. Sefior Cintron says in conclusion, thai would be the hour to say to the people of Porto Rico. "Prepare yourselves to win liberty with sword and sun." GROVER CLEVELAND ILL. Suffering from Acute Indigestion Due to Lack of Exercise. I By Telf»grarh to Tile Tribun". I Princeton. N. J., Dec. 28.— Grover Cleveland is seriously ill at his home, Westland. He is suf fering from acute indigestion, which, his doctor says, la due to the fact that he has taken little or no exercise this winter. Mrs. "Cleveland declined to discuss the ex- President's condition. Mr Cleveland has been ill several times since be arrived here in Sep tember. He was In a dangerous condition from indigestion three or four years ago. Mr. Cleve land v. as taken ill early in November, and it is believed that he has never fully recovered. At times he has seemed to be well and then again he would be In bed for several days. Dr. Car nochaa has attended him constantly, and other physicians have been called in. Dr. Carnochan told a Princeton official to-r!ay that Mr. Cleveland was suffering from acute in digestion. Mr. Cleveland is usually seen on the street a good deal, but this season he has kept close to the house. NOT TO VISIT THE PHILIPPINES. A Manila Report About the President Offi cially Denied. Washington. Dec. 2S.— The statement was made at the White House to-day that President Roosevelt dees not contemplate visiting the Philippine Islands. A dispatch from Manila printed, yesterday .■said that great enthusiasm had been aroused among the Filipinos by ■ report that President Roosevelt intended to visit the islands. MBS. G. 6. HASTINGS DEAD. Daughter of Mrs. Todd — Probating of Lat ter 's Will Affirmed. With tlso affirmation of .Surrogate Fitzgerald's decree admitting to probate the will of Mrs. Mar gsretta Todd. yesterday, came a cable message announcing tha death of lier daughter, Mrs. George Hastings, who had bitterly contested the will, at Nice, France. Mrs. Todd'a body was found lying hall on the tracks of the Reading Railroad, ni-ar the entrance to Fairmount I'ark. Philadelphia, on October 27 l»st. How she trot there arvl how she met her death have neve: been discovered. At that time Mrs Hastings, th^n Mr?. Toussy, was in Vienna. BbS immediately came to this country, and. believing that her mother had boss; murdered, offered a reward ■■' CO") for tha de>tec tkin of her murderers. Mr?. Tonsejr, nis\< Milton Beretshetm, a grand ■on of Mrs. Todd, immediately contested her mother's will, which was m th« bandi of tha lat ter's lawyer, Mr. Lockwood. It ni« I.- F.oekwood a beneficiary sod executor of the estate. The ground of contest was that Lockwood had suppressed a will thai Mrs Todd made later. Mr Hastings was Mr.j. Tousey'a attorney In the case. By the I'ims of tlu> will Mrs. Tousey was to get the larKer part •■: tn»? estate, which was valued at $1.600,GG0. Mrs. To; - • . was married to Mr Has? ins;.; In Europe only a. few weeks .-^o. Her first husband was Frank Toiisey. founder of the KrauW ■| ..' PubHshlrg Company. . + ARTHURS OLD SECRETARY DEAD. I B> T»le«rar.h to Tac TYibune.l MUldletown, N. V.. Dec. 28. — Patient No. 7. in the Middletown State Hospital, died to-day, hav iing been an inmate of that institution for thir ty-two years, lie was John St. Clarke, of No. 10 K:i-i 130 th street. New York. Mr. Clarke was the oldest male patient hi the hospital, having been admitted ,»n Memorial Day. 18"4. He was the seventh patient admit ted after that institution was opened. He had been private secretary to Chester A. Arthur when the latter was Collector of the Port of New York. « MUST NOT PULL HIS WHISKERS. IBy l>ytp-aph to The Trlbtne. 1 Cleveland. Dec. CS.— Mrs. Johanna Glade was en joined >»y Judge Phillips Thursday from pulling out her husband's Hair and whtsk*r«. Once? Glade •ays. sh* tabbed him In the side with a stick of wood and broke on« of his ribs. The Glad** hay* been In lbs blissful state of matrimony one year. SEABOARD FLORIDA LIMITED LEAVES N. V. U:-*> norm daily, oommciu'lns Jan. '.. Arrive St. Anini*ttn«t - .I'M V|uirk -i Urn*. i>h«»Ttes: jmii**. iiooiilci* US) Bdwaj "i to) P. R. K. oOTce. ~AdvL JNDJCTED FOR FORGERY PERKIXS AXD FAIRCHILD. Grand Jury Says X either Profited by Prussian Bond Deal. The grand jury Indicted George W. Perkins and Charles S. Falrchiid yesterday on six counts charging forgery hi the thirl degree, based on what is known as th*» New York Life's "Prus sian bond" transaction. Following the return off the indictments. It was rumored In the Criminal Courts Building that the January grand Jury would resume an Investigation of New York Life affairs only trenched «m by t':> present body. The possibility of ti;*» Indictment on similar charges, arising out of analogous transactions, well outside the statute of limitations, of at least two other New York Life officials, one off whom is sti!l a director, was discussed freely In the building. Tin- January grand Jury. it was rumored, would also make an investigation of the Metropolitan Life. It Is understood that Lewis L De!an>ld. his counsel, will demur to the indictment of Mr. rerkln*. In Its presentment the grand Jury softened Its action by saying that neither Mr. Perkins nor Mr. Falrchild had benefited personally by the transaction: thai they had acted in the policyholdera' interest and that the policy holders had benefited by the transaction. The presentment also says that ike grand jury felt constrained to bring these indictment*, "accept ing the law as advised by th» District Attor ney." In conversation wits ■ Tribune reporter last night. Mr. Perkins seemed to be chiefly con cerned over the death of President Cassatt of the Pennsylvania Railroad. He would make not statement for publication on his indictment. ! Mr. DelafieM. when th« reporter visited ht3 ; hotel, was equally retricent. Mr. Perkins is now a member of the firm of ■ J. P. Morgan & Co. Formerly, however. lia" was a vice-president of the New "York Life and! a member of Its finance committee, as well as a director of the New Tarsi Security and Trust ' Company, one at the New York Life's subsidiary concerns involved in the bond transaction. Mr. Fairchild was formerly president of th'<* New York Security anal Trust Company, and for two years was Secretary of the Treasury under President Cleveland. Mr. Fairchild is '. now in Europe. He was not represented. in court yesterday, but immediately after his Indictment a local representative, it is understood, sent him a cable message, telling him of his indictment. Recorder Goff fixed Mr. Perkins's bail at .' 5 f"."«M.. J. pierpnnr Morgan, jr.. qualified am one of Mr. Perkins's bondsmen, giving the- hous«* si No 22> Madison avenu«\ valued at JSOCMXX*. . as security. Cleveland H. Dodg«. of Riverside, was the other bondsman. PRUSSIAN BOND TRANSACTION". In the so-called Prussian bond affair the New York Life was threatened with expulsion from Prussia because- the Prussian government de clared that the company was carrying on it* credit sheets industrials which the Prussian gov ernment did not consider furnished th«» proper security for a.i insurance Investment. Accord ingly the New York Life, it is alleged, charge t off its books to the trust company as a bonu Ma sale stocks to the value of many millions -•* dollars in the Chicago & Northwestern and thj* Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul. The trust company, however, . It Is alleged, charged off the sals as a lo«n. giving its note, of which M. M. Mattl3on. head bookkeeper in th° New York Life's finance department, ami a Negro employe named Marshall were th^ makers. It is alleged that both Mr. Perkins and Mr. Fairchild authorized the transactions. TEXT OF THE I'i:i..;knt.mi:.nt Soon after the grand jury reported to Re corder Golf, at 1 o'clock, liussrl A. Hyde, th* foreman, read th»* palliative presentment, which follows: That in filing bills <>f Indictment against is < persons for offences committed in connection with the affairs of the New York Life Insurance Company, Ike grand Jury presents that, ac cepting the law of Ihesa cases as advised by the District Attorney, they felt constrained to file th« indictments this .;ay filed. The grand jurors, however, desire t«> record their convic tion that iii doing the acts charged the defend ants were solely influenced by a desire to bene fit the policy holders of the New York Life In surance Company; that the defendants them selves neither did nor could in any way per sonally profit from the acts done, and that th« evidence- conclusively showed that a large pecu niary benefit was derived by the policyhwldej-s as a consequence of these acts. The six indictments against Mr. Perkins are similar in wording. and are known as common indictments for forgery in the third degree. The transactions alleged, however, differ, and ail si then occurred on December 31. 1901. Indict ment No. M.13?, which is a fair sample, runs as follows: That the said George XV. Perkins on Decem ber 31, i!»"i. while be was a vice-president and a trustee, and a member of the finance committee of the board of trustees of the Now York Llff* Insurance Company, with Intent to defraud, dhl feloniously make, in a book of accounts tailed "Odd Dates Cash Book. B. J. Oct. 17. 1901." on page 62. a false entry, as follows; "B. S. 8.000 shares Chicago & Northwestern Railway at 233 133 — ll.BSrt.ooo. "B. S. .".."I'll shares Chicago. Milwaukee A St. Paul Railway Company, at 190 — 133 — $930,000. Win. h said false entry then and there pur ported la set forth and indicate and in substance and effect there signify and declare that tho said New York Life Insurance Company, on December 31. 190], received In payment for th* 8.000 shares of the preferred capital stock of th« Chicago * Northwestern Railway Company th* sum of SI.SSO.OOO. lbs same being at the SJBjtrS of $533 for each share thereof, and received In payment for the 5.00'» shares of the preferred capital stock of the Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company, the sum of $950,000. Th» same being at the rate of $190 for each share thereof, whereas in truth and in fact the said New Tors Life Insurance Company had not. on December 31, 1901, received in payment for the * S.OOO shares of the Chicago • Northwestern Railway Company the sum of $1,880,000 or la payment for the s.oiU> shares of the Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company in* sum of ■?•»:>". > or .n\ turn, all of which thai said George W. Perkins then and there we!! knew was against the form of the statutes in. such case, matte and provided ana against t!v> peace of the r'eople of the state of New Yi»rk and their dignity. AH the Indictments bear the names of XXr> n>-!-- and District Attorney Jerome. They are h1«o indorse. with the names of the witnesses, whirl include Mr. Perkins. The other witnesses were K. D. Randolph, M. M. Mat: son. F. H. Saupman, Woodbury Langdon, L. Carrol Root. Darwin P. Kingsley. George A. Morrison. Isaac Yanderpoel. Alexander S. Webb. jr.. Rufus W. Woskes, Chester W. Meserole and William • ) . Indictment N». rAI33; stripped of its lesal verbiage, alleges that Mr. Perkins, on December SI, Ml. "did make In a book of accounts called "Dally Blotter N'». I. Treasury Department.' of the New York Life Insurance Company, a fa) entry as follows: "Charge General National Hank. ?.M*7.Ot>t». "Credit B. & S. :.\«hx> shares Chicago & North western preferred, si -■'■■'. > 17<M •»!«► "Credit B. & S. 30© shares Chicago; Milwaukee & St. Paul preferred, at 10»>. $.".T.«>Ot>." Indictment No. .V\i3l alleges that Mr. Perkins on December 31, i'>»i mad* a faise entry <n arinunt book of the N*w York Mf-* Insurances Try Gold .<• Bui.-k L.iel I. :• « ;; . r v* n j»h«-r :«* «X A. R. Kua * Ueim*noak, Urn. 3?ala.-^Advt.