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YouV ou LXVI. • • K°- 21.972. O'BOURKE CO:S V REPLY CHARGE OF BAD FAITH. prospectus of Brunstcick Hotel Called Misleading. •mien the case ef the Knickerbocker Trust Company apainst the O'Rourke Enuineerlng and Construction Company is called for trial in the 5-jpreme Court In a few days there will be told publicly for the first time the story of the failure to erect a proposed 17.080.008 hotel on the site o f the oid Brunswick Hotel, in Fifth avenue. 28th and 27th streets. This suit is brought for alleged failure to take up stock un derwritten by the, O'Rourke company. It is one o f several which are pending and of others vhich have been settled trowingr out of the col lapsp °f an underwriting syndicate thfU pledged PJBO.OOO for the purchase of the property. In the amended answer filed by the O'Rourke company, the defendant in the action at issue, which subscribed to $".0,000 worth of bonds of the Brunswick Construction Company, which parrhnped or contracted to purchase the prop erty in li»02. It is declared that the latter issued a prnspertus in which were set forth certain utatements and representations that were false and fraudulent. The defendant declares, also, that ex-Judge Henry E. Howland. who was mentioned in the prospectus as president, never had any connection with the concern, but that as a matter of fact Frank Kling, a clerk of the Knickerbocker Trust Company, was the presi dent. In connection with the Brunswick Construc tion Company it is said there was organized the Brunswick Hotel Company, of which Gustav Bsumann. of the Holland House, was the presi dent. This company also distributed a prospec tus which told of a stock issue of $3,000,000 of an authorized capital amounting: to $5,000,000. This company proposed to make a contract with the Brunswick Construction Company for the acquisition of the Brunswick Hotel when com pleted, free from encumbrances, except mort gagee aggregating not more than. $7,500,000. It was estimated that tho annual earnings would t* not less than $1,280,000 and net earning* $1,000,000. As to this prospectus the defendant says: That the said allegations and representations with regard to eaid Krunswick Hotel Company were calculated to mislead defendant and cause It to believe the said hotel company to have an assured paid up capital of at least $1,500,000 and was a bona fide business enterprise, pre pared to carry out the construction of said hotel and to operate the samp, whereas the alk-srei subscriptions to this capital stock, if any, were wholly valueless and made by a person or per sons of no financial resources, and said corpora tions were never prepared to carry out the con struction of said hotel or the representations, statements and facts contained in said pros spectuses. There was, it Is maintained, an agreement be tween the Brunswick Construction Company snd the O'Rourke Engineering Construction Company, that the latter, in consideration of iti subscription to $50,000 In bonds, would get the contract for the foundation, excavation and caisson work connected with the hotel. The de fendant alleges that It entered into this con tract solely on account of representations made by the Brunswick Construction Company and the Knh kerbocker Trust Company, which fig ured as the bankers and registers of stock for the company. W. B. Randall, treasurer of the Brunswick Construction Company, was trust officer of the Knickerbocker Trust Company, while Henry B. Cocheu. secretary, occupied the same office to Charles T. Barney, of the latter company. The allegation Is made that the Knickerbocker Trust Company purported to advance to the Brunswick Construction Company from time to time certain sums of money purporting to bo on account of the loan provided for in the un derwriting agreement, while the construction company had no other resources. Besides thin the charge Is made that the construction com pany, with the knowledge and consent of the plaintiff, recklessly and improperly expended money In a wasteful manner, paying excessive prices for property acquired, and that In the throe years that the property lay Idle and un occupied no effort was made to prott-rt the In terests of the underwriters. Along in 1904 the underwriters of the con struction company, it is paid, were surprised to s«?e a mortgage or fISO,OOO filed and recorded by the Brunswick Construction Company to Sam uel V. I>. White, an employe, it Is Bald, of the Knickerbocker Trust Company, and, as 1b al leged, the latter wfis tin* real party in interest. This mortgage was made to appear as a lien upon the property, it is Bald, standing in the name of the construct ion company. Thus. It is charged, the alleged claims of the. Knickerbocker Trust Company were attempted to b* secured ahead of claims of the trust com pany as trustee of the underwriter?. It was then that the latter balked. As a result of the acts of the Knickerbocker Trust Company and the Brunswick Consi ruction Company, it is charged that th«; value of the property wan greatly diminished and reduced and the whole enterprise made a failure. After foreclosure the property was sold to the Brunswick Site Com pany. Charles T. Barney, president of the Knicker bocker Trust Company, said last night that he knew of no suits pending in connection with the Brunswick Construction Company, and that they had all been settled. As for his personal interest In the enterprise, he said: "I was only a stockholder like the others in th* Brunswick Construction Company. I had rnly a email interest, and I never owned the Brunswick r' ro r>P»"ty. The supposed facts you ta'.k about are so far from the truth that it Is mat worth while discussing the matter." FTEE SCARES MILLS HOTEL GUESTS. i Forgetting That Structure Is Fireproof, They Run Out Half Clad. A man named John Shanks was roused from a peaceful plumber about midnight last night in his room on the fifth floor of Mills Hotel No. 2. at No. M BfTlllgtim street, by the smell of smoke. Ho heard a crackling sound, and traced it to the room adjoining, where an old man named Thompson lay asleep. Shanks began to ye.1. l fire. Thompson's door was opened with a pass Icav. and BBOte came from it thicker, quickly spreading throoffboui the structure. The six hundred guests, forgetting that the building was fireproof, rushed out Into the street nalf clad. while the Bremen of Engine IK> and Truck © men pushing their way through the main floor to the scene. Only the wooden trimming of tne room wan burned. Thompson could not say Whether be had dropped matches carelessly around or not. He did say he- was not smoking In bed. :;;;•'■ :' : STOREES MAY LEAVE AMERICA. ;—-r; — -r Reported la Cincinnati that They Will Live in France. 1 37 T«-Je*raph to The Tribune.) Cincinnati, Jan. ll.— lt v •'"« reported to-day tint K.\ tnO Mrs. DtIISIIIJ BtSfipr will make their home In VerecWca, Kr.ir.'< <-. Their local property lias >,*,., !ca«ed end ;n<«lr household '•>!« have been •hipped a'f/jv ir<;m t!v* Queen City. Tha oriy resaon advanced by the Mm** <* th« Bitters lor lhc!r intention to quit the Ijnltod S.m™ ; , i*,'™ \hV notoriety pained frwti the «»otrov»r«v v--lib Pwldcnt U.JOscvtU ha* effected the V : " '' . f J.4-V fiirrer "J«l Mint t'.ie'r mutual friends havo taken Blue* Jn"the afiV.;-, causing bmcli Wtt«r ictl . Uif. < x _ To-tlay, partly cloudy. To-morrow, rain or moir; southeast >-. imU PARSONS SEES GOVERNOR. Appointments Believed To Be Sub ject of Their Conversation. fRy TVlegrai.h to The Tribune ] Albany, Jan. 11.— Herbert Parsons, of New York, president of the Republican County Com mittee, came to Albany this evening. Ke im mediately went to the Governor's mansion and spent more than two hours with Governor Hughes. Ifr. Parsons declined to say anything in re gard to his visit here. He refused to answer any queries about his conversation with Gov ernor Hughes. It is thought here that his talk with the Gov ernor was on the subject of appointments. It is also believed that the specific object of his visit to Governor Hughes was the appoint ment of a Superintendent of Publics Works. AGAINST AN INCOME TAX. Mr. Moreland Doubts if Commission Will Recommend One. I By Telegraph to Th» Trlbun*. ] Albany, Jan. 11. — Assemblyman Moreland, on© of the members of the special commission which has under consideration the revision of the tax laws of the state, said to-day that he was not In favor of an income tux Idea, and doubted whether the commission would recommend that plan. Several reports from individual members are expected, and some of these may take up tha income tax If the majority report does not. There la a feeling here that the Legislature would not take kindly to a measure proposing a flatfooted Income tax. The commission will hold a meeting In New York City to-morrow. Its report has not been drawn yet, and them may be a request that ftn extension of time be given. Under the bill cre ating the commission It was to report to the Legislature by January 15. COSTLY DEAL IN NOTES. American Telephone § Telegraph Co. to Paif About 11 Per Cent. The fact that the American Telephone and Telegraph Company is to pay about 11 per cent a year on its three-year 5 per cent notes in the amount of $25,000,000, which were sold through a syndicate on Monday, was made apparent yes terday when the details of the nyndicate trans action became known in the financial district. Last year the same syndicate took $100,000,000 In bonds of the company at M& The difficulty in selling those bonds to the public at that fig ure was the lever used by the syndicate. It Is said, to raise the interest charges on the notes floated Monday. In the d?al to fluat the notes, as explained, the syndicate suggested that the price of the bonds floated lust year be reduced to 91. a re bate of 3' a P p r cent, or $3,."»UO.OOO. The com pany already had received the money for the sale of the bonds, so it was agreed that an In creased charge for floating the f25.000.000 of notes be made to repay to the syndicate $3,500, 000 oft the bond transaction. The notes are taken by the syndicate to be sold at 97. but brokers said yesterday that the company would net only 05, which w-ould make the sum to be received by the company $23. 750,000. Then, deducting the $8,500,000 of extra charge, the amount to be received actually by the company for its notes would be $20,250,000. MINE OWNERS WARNED. Must Keep Away from Gold fields, Saifs Federation of Miners. ;H> :>;ngra[ih to The Tribune ) Colorado Springs. Col.. Jan. 11.— The Western Federation of Miners, which was practically ex terminated at Cripple Creek as the result of the prompt military campaign of ex-Governor Pea body In IfXVI, has issued a manifesto forbidding all prominent Cripple ('reek mine owners from operating in Nevada goldflelds. Those Included were active in aiding Governor Peabody and his Btate militia as members of the Cripple Creek District Mine Owners and Operators' Associa tion, a strong body. The list includes President William UainbrHge and all officers of the mine owner* 1 order, Sher wood Aldrich and other officers of tho Eikton Gold Mining Company, officers of the Portland, Golden Cycle, Vindicator. Gold Dollar and other mines, Sherman Bell. Governor Peabody' s main support, city and co-executive officers and nu merous others. OVER 800 LIVES LOST. Tidal Wave Causes Great Damage in Dutch East Indies. The Hague. Jan. 11. — A tidal wave has devas tated some of the Dutch Bast Indian Islands south of Achln. According to a brief official dispatch, three hundred persons perished on the island of Tana, and forty are known to have been drowned on the island of Simalu. MR. PILES GETS $500,000. Senator Wins Million Dollar Suit for Irish Claimants. | By TVlefjiaph to The Tribune 1 Statue. Jan. 1 1. — Litigation over the estate of John Sullivan, a Seattle pioneer, who left prop erty valued at (1,000,000, was decided to-day by Jud«e r; r lffln In favor of Edward Corcoran, an Irish laborer, and Hannah Callaghan, an Irish ragpicker, who died recently. Under an agreement between the Irish heirs and I'nited States Senator Piles, the Senator will receive one-half of the estate for his services. The Senator's claim !s recognized in the court decision. Sullivan landed In Seattle, ;i shipwrecked sailor, minus one log. He was helped alon^ and established v peanut stand and grew wealthy through the purchase of property now In the centre of the city. TRY- TO IMPOSE ON MRS. SAGE. Syracuse, Jan. -Representatives of Mrs. Rus sell Sage- recently forwarded to the Associated Charities «irj,T.nlzatlo.i of this city letters from 'five local applicants for aid. Investigation snowed one was worthy. Of the others o-.«- pleaded for relief of her aged mother, Who, It was round, hud been dead for years. Another woman WSS in s- raits iftcr an operation, but no trace of an operation could be ulccov-red. A healthy widower on a cood "salary told a tale of woe. A widow owning Her own home and well to do Bought to adJ to her bank account. SAVANNAH LINE TO FLORIDA. . . ,, :<l , til winter resorts, g*"* 1 *- ' toßifortabla ship* Tetenhons «M ■»"»*>- Advt " NEW- YORK. SATURDAY. JANUARY J2, 1907.-FOURTEEX PAGES.- by^VSSg-22****. THE POXCE AT BERMUDA SHAFT BROKEN; TOWED IN All on Board Well- — No Suffering — ■ Rescued by the Rickmers. Hamilton, Bermuda, Jan.' 11. — The overdue steamship Ponce, of the New' York and Porto Rico Steamship Company, which left I'orto Rico on December 26, for Xi'w York, was towed In here to-day. At 4 o'clock In the afternoon of December 30 the tailend of the shaft of the Ponce broke, and she drifted at the mercy of the wind and cur rent until the night of January 7, when sho was sighted by the Oermun steamer Elizabeth Rickmers, Captuin Walsen, from Philadelphia, CAPTAJN HA.RVEY OF THE POXCB. on January 6. for Japan. At 6:30 p. m. the Ponco sent up a rocket, and a few minutes later the German vessel altered her course and headed for the disabled steamer. The Rlckmers reached the Ponce at 7 p. m., but as the night was dark and the weather stormy. Captain Walsen decided to stand by the Ponce until day light. At 9 o'clock in the morning of January 8, the Rlckmers got two hawsers on board the Ponce, and soon afterward began to tow her toward Bermuda. The two steamers were then 3'JO miles from the island. On the night of January 9 both hawsers parted In a heavy «ale, and the Klck mers hove to until daybreak. The German steamer then sent two new lines on board the Ponce. These held, and both vessels anchored off Bermuda at 11 o'clock this morning. Barring the anxiety, the passengers suffered no inconvenience, the supplies of food being ample. All the passengers express themselves as grateful fur the klndnesn and care of tha officers of the Ponce. . The passengers will sail on January 17_ for New York or. the Steamer Bermiidlan Their names aro Henry W. Rogers, of Philadelphia; I). A. Fox, of New York; A. H. Bates, of Wash ington- J. D. Campbell, of Onelda, S. T.I J. »*. Kldd of Westwood. N. J.: Gregorla Santiago, of Pom i. and Maria Mayoral, also of Ponce. ,IQY AT NEWS OF PONCE. Captain's Wife Had Almost Given Up All Hope. When the overdue Trinidad liner Maracas raw Into port early yesterday, announcing that Bhe had seen nothing of the missing steamer Ponco, the hopes or the official! of the New York and Port-. Rico Steamship Company ami the friends and relatives of persons "ti the Ponce dropped with a thud. Tho tardiness of the Mar acaa gave rise to the belief that she had picked up the Ponce and was towing her to some port, and it was on either a report from th» Maracaa or her appearance In this port that much hope for th.» Ponce's safety was hung. The Maracas had hardly started on her way up from Quaran tine when the New York and Porto RICO company received a cable nussa-0 from Bermuda an nouncing that the Ponce had dropped anchor In St. George's Harbor. Bermuda, after having been towed by a German steamer. Mrs. William Harvey, wife of the Ponces mas ter overcome by the suspense of eleven days, was soured the shod: of learning that the Maracas had not seen the Ponce. Before the news of the arrival of the RCaracas reached her ph.. learned from the. company that the Ponce was *afe at Bermuda, and that her husband and all aboard w ere well. Any news from the Ponce, whether favorable or otherwise, would have unnerved Mrs. Harvey if told to her suddenly, so a friend, who answered the telephone, paved the way to th(> glad tidings before announcing thai the Ponco and all on board were safe. As it was. Mrs. Harvey was deeply affected by the news. Franklin It. Mooney, genera] manager of the ],„<>_ Bent telegrams to the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of tlie Navy an nouncing the Ponce's iurival .md thanking them for the courtesies extended by their respective departments In sending oui government vessels , March for her. Mr. Mooney said that ar rangements would be mad- to-day to dispatch tugboats to Bermuda to tow the Ponce to New York. The picking up of the Ponce by the Elizabeth Rickmers, a new steamer, recalls ths long tow of the Fable liner America to Bermuda nearly a year ago. when picked up 1.20(1 miles to the southeastward by the Italian Bteazner Dinna mare The America was about twelve days overdue at New Y..rl: from Gibraltar. Possibly the fate of the steamer AtbOS, Which broke down after leaving Port Antonio on July 30. 1906, and was sixteen days overdue al New York, is the closest parallel to the cast- of the Ponce. Th- Athos broke an eccentric rod threo hours after leaving Port Antonio, Jamaica, and drift ed to the northeastward. She was picked up after drifting several days and towed to port by the steamer .Mini, arriving hero August 21. "The Maracas had trouble with her circulating pump on January 1, and after stopping for thirty-six hours for repair" proceeded for New York :>t reduced speed, arriving here yesterday, five days overdue. "I am tho li.-i.ppie.si woman in New York to night " said Mrs. Ella (Irlfllth. mother of Will lam B Griffith, tirst officer of the Ponce. "For days and days I have lived in dread and anxiety. There, wen- times when my hopes would rise and 1 would feel that the Ponce must .surely be safe somewhere. Bui at other times l became very despondent, and felt thai all was lost, and my only child had gone down With the steamer. The iltf.ys seemed very long. At nights I could not sleep, fearing that a message of some kind would be sent me unti I would mISS it. In the daytime I sat by the window watching for a messenger boy. Every moment I felt that I must surely learn something the next moment. [would fall asleep at night f. cling thrft to-mor row could not possibly pass without me getting word from my son; but the days passed and I feared that I would go insane. But it is all over now. This morning I received two tele grams that tlie ship had reached Bermuda. Tea, I am tho happiest woman bi New \ork to night" . Tn Gold & Black Label 1, 2 it- 3 Crown Sherries of A. X Kuia & H»rinjinod. Jerez. S^ain.— AiivU THE FUTURE OF PERSIA Bl •SSO-BRITISII PI. 1 JfS. London View* Regarding Questions at The Hague. Ijondon, Jan. 11. — The pacific views held In German official circles with regard to the second peace conference at The Hague? have further minimized the possibility of International com plications as a result of the death of the Shah of Persia. At the same time, the determination of Germany to maintain equal trade opportuni ties in Persia is noted here as being In direct conflict with the aim of the negotiations pending between Great Britain and Russia for spheres of Influence in Persia, on which the two powers are noaring an agreement. In return for Great Britain's acknowledgment of Russia's prepon derating interest in the north along the Russian frontier. Emperor Nicholas will recognize Great Britain's interests In the south to protect the route to India. This i.s all Great Britain asks. It being in line with tho announcement of Lord Lansdowne when Foreign Minister that Great Britain would take every means in her power to prevent other countries from establishing a, navnl base or fortified port In the Persian Gulf. Officials here are inclined to concur in the German view that any attempt of Germany to secure political or commercial ascendancy in the Persian capital would tend to unite Great Britain and Russia in a common measure of de fence. The wish of the United States and Germany to refrain from urging Russia to fix a date for the assembling of The Hague conference is not shared here. Th« British government has sought to obtain definite information concern- Ing the date, but thus far without success. Tho opinion appears to be gaining strength in official quarters that the question of limitation of armaments, however commendable in theory, will not command sufficient support to permit it being discussed to a definite end by the confer enoe. Considerable objection also exists to the reopening of the question of the status of pri vate property at sea, as one of the chief sources of the British naval power is the right to cripple an enemy's merchant shipping. RUMOR OF TEHERAN PLOT Leading Official Dismissed — Cos sacks Patrol Streets. London, Jun. According to advices re ceived here from Teheran, Ameer Bahadur Jang, chief of the late Shah's bodyguard and keeper of the private purse, has been dismissed. He Is most Influential, and is said to have tried to get the succession to the throne for the Shah's second son. Teheran, Jan. To-day being the Moslem Sabbath, all the bazars are closed. Quiet pre vails, but Cossacks are patrolling the streets. The Shah has received a telegram from Em peror Nicholas, expressing regret at the death of his father, wishing tho new monarch a long and prosperous reign, and' hoping that the ties of friendship uniting Russia and Persia" will be still further strengthened. The populace does not favor the Shah's re quest for burial at Kwrbela, which is regarded as a second Mecca, owing to its cost. The people Buy that, having been extravagant in llfu, he should not be permitted to be extrava gant in death. : The Assembly has voted its condolences and appointed a deputation to wait on the new Shah. ( ÜBTIS FOR THE SENATE. Kansas Congressman Named to Suc ceed Senator Benson. Topeka, Kan., Jan. 11. — Congressman Charles Curtis was nominated for United States Senator to succeed Senator Benson, by the caucus of Republican legislators to-night. The action of the caucus is equivalent to an election. Congressman Curtis wus born In North Topeka, Kan., In 18>», and was educated In the common schools of Topeka. He was admitted to the bar In 18&1. He was elected County Attorney of Shawnee County in JtsM, and was re-elected In 18&6. he was Sleeted to the 63d, 54th and 65th Congresses from the 4th Kansas District. In ISS7 Sha,wnee County was taken but of the 4th and placed in tho Ist Dis trict, and Mr. Curtis win elected for that district to thu S6th, 57th. üßth and 60th Congresses. APPEALS FOR NEGROES. Three- Year-Old Boy Sends Letter to Presi dent Roosevelt and Gtts Reply. I Uv Telegraph to The Tribuna. J Worcester, Mass., Jun. 11. — Without informing his parents James Grant. Jr., three years old, of Milford. wrote to President Roosevelt, and, tak ing th<* fate of th« mutinous Negro troops at Brownsville on hl.s shoulders, asked the Presi dent to reinstate them. To-day young James received from Secretary Ix>eb an answer, stat ing that the President would give his letter per sonal attention In h few days, and it would rec< Ivs every consideration. James won't tell what he wrote. Th« letter was addressed for him by a storekeeper. H<> wrote the letter after healing his parents talk of tho discharge of tho troops. WHY THE TELEGRAMS WERE LATE. Some One Stole Messengers' Badges and They Had to Walk All Day. Business men in lower Manhattan were comp laining yesterday about delays in the delivery of messages from the main office of the Western Union, iit No. l'.Ci Broadway. There were ru mors of a Strike, but later it was learned that some one. supposed to be a discharged messen ger boy. had entered the basement between mid night and 7 o'clock Friday morning aaid stolen fifty of the badges which the boys wear on their caps, (me of these badges was found on Pier 16, East River, and it is supposed that the others are at the bottom of the river. As the boys could not ride without tickets on the "It" and subw:iy without their bardges. they walked. Hence the delays. WEALTHY CLUB MEMBER DISAPPEARS. Frank X. De Lone, of Philadelphia, I.'ot Seen After Ride in Park. Philadelphia, Jan. 11.— Frank X. ,De Lone, a wealthy club member and former financial man ager for a til*; clothing house la this city, disap peared afTer a ride through fair-mount Park on horseback on Wednesday, aiid cannot be found. De Lone, who is a non of Louis De Lone, a direc tor of the Merchants' National Bank of Harris burg. i-< a member of the Merlon Cricket and Philadelphia Art clubs and a graduate of the Uni versity of Pennsylvania. He :as a summer home at Huverford. but lived at the Maryland apart ments, whence he started on Wednesday after noon for a ride In the park. About 8 o'clock his horse was found on Wissahlckon Drive, on the extreme border of the city. He always carried a rga sum Of money, and It is feared ho may have been waylaid. IN THE LIMELIGHT OVER SIXTY YEARS. A clean record— without criticism. Accept no substitutes for FERRIS Hams Si Bacon. -Advt. .. .-.; ..... v>-lftSa>i MAY DISPLACE WILLIAMS. Champ Clark Likchf To Be Demo cratic House leader. [From the Trtbuno Bureau.' "Washington. Jan. 11.— After a years fight, carried on beneath the surface, the Democratic members of the House of Representatives have apparently obtained enough votes to insure the selection of Representative Champ Clark, of Missouri, instead of Representative John Sharp Williams, of Mississippi, as leader of the minor ity in the 60th Congress. Those In charge or the Clark forces announced to-day that they had enough votes even although the twenty seven Democrats elected in place of Republicans last fall may be with Mr. Williams. Representative Williams said to-night that he would be a candidate for the minority leadership In the 60th Congress, and believed he would bo re-elected. Ho said that even if elected to the Senate he would not take office until March 4. 1911. and was confident his constituents would return him to the House for the 61st Congress. When asked If ho thought Representative Clark had an advantage over him. he said he could not see how any one could so regard the situation. CONFER AT WASHINGTON. Indiana Delegation for Fairbanks for President, Saj/s Nezc. Washington. Jan. 11— A conference over Repub lican National Committee affairs was held at the Postofflce Department to-night. Those participating were Postmaster General Cortelyou. the retinns chairman of the committee; Harry S. New, of Indianapolis, the acting chairman, and Elmer Dover, secretary of the committee. '•If Vice-President Fairbanks allows his namu to be presented to the next Republican Xatlonal t '<>n ventlon as a candidate for the Presidency, and I take it for granted that he will, he will receive th* hearty and unanimous support of the Indiana dele gation," Mr. New said. When aakod If a spacial meeting of the national committee would be called to accept Chairman Cortelyou's resignation, the acting chairman re plied: "The next meeting of the Republican National Committee will be held In Washington next De cember, at which timo Mr. Cortelyou's successor will be chosen, and the timo and place of holding the next national convention will b« decldtd. Mr. New arrived In Washington to-night, and will remain here several days conferring with members of tha Republican National Committee. Ho prob j ably will see President Roosevelt to-morrow. Mr. | Dover left to-night for New York. EPIDEMIC ON EPIDEMIC. Scarlet Fever and Diphtheria Note Threaten Scranton. feji-ruiiton. Perm,, Jan. 11. — With the typhoid epidemic on the wane, Scranton was beginning: to experience a feeling of relief, but this feel- Ing is destined to be disturbed when, the an nouncement will be made to-morrow that epi demics of scarlet fever and diphtheria are threatened. In the last seven days twenty-three cases of the former and nineteen of the latter have been reported. These- cases are from prac tically every part of the city. The new cases of typhoid fever reported for the twenty-four hours ending at noon to-day numbered eight, and from noon until 8 o'clock to-night there were four more, making c. total of I.IMO. Thera were two deaths to-day, making a total of seventy-six. It was announced in a lettter to-day from State Superintendent Dixon of the Department of Health that the state will take permanent supervision and control of the water supply of the city and enforce practical and efficient methods of safeguarding the water. [By Telegraph, to Th» Tribune. 1 Plttsburg. Jan. 11.— On the first page of all the Pittsburg dally newspapers the following notice appeared In heavy type to-day: Typhoid fever Is caused by the water you drink. You can make the city water absolutely safe for drinking by boiling. In view of the prevalence of the disease In th! 3 city the Bureau of Health urges that you take this precaution for the protection of yourself and family. These notices were prepared by Dr. Edward 3, Superintendent of Health, and the newspapers were pressed Into service. Dr. Edwards says that the worst epidemic of typhoid in the history of Pittsburs Is now raging. There were twenty- four new cases reported to the health bureau to-day. For the eleven days of this year 246 cases have been reported. The epiderilc Is due to the pumping of the filthy vaters of the Allegheny River Into the city mains direct. The health authorities admit that there la little chance of stamping out the dis ease. BRYANS IN A COLLISION. Ncbraskans Thrown from Seats When Train Hits Snitch Engine. Great Falls. Mont., Jan. It. — A Montana Cen tral westbound train, In which Mr. and Mrs. William J. Bryan were passengers, hit a switch engine and some cars in the Great Falls yards to-day. The locomotive of the passenger train was partly demolished, the baggage car was wrecked, and several passengers were bruised. The pas nenger train was moving ton miles an hour In a blinding blizzard. Mr. and Mrs. Bryan were both thrown from their seats, but suffered no Injury. [ By Telegraph to Th» Tribune. 1 Helena, Mont., Jan. 11.— IV. J. Bryan addressed a Joint assembly of the Montana Legislature here this evening, end his speech was pronounced by those who heard it to have been one of the best efforts of his life. His praise of President Roosevelt was received with unstinted applause, as were his references to clean politics. . - - Mr. Bryan made a strong argument in favor of '■ the initiative, and referendum, find took occasion to excoriate corporations, contrasting the creatures of ■ law as greater than the natural man. He said ho considered it an honor to be called upon to address a body of different political faith than his own. THUGS ROB YOUNG GIRL. Leave Her Bound and Gagged in Macomb's Dam. Park. Miss Mary Mallar. seventeen years old, was gagged and robbed of $-6 last night at a lonely spot near Macomb's Dam Park and 162 d street, as she was waiting for a car to go home. She hud been out visiting friends, she -said, when two men approached her and when she re pulsed them two more came up and knocked her down, then tied her hands and feet and gagged her. The other two men stole her pocketbook and tried to tear our her earrings. A conductor on the 165 th street crosstown line saw three men run ning off at this point, and looking closer saw what he thought was the form of a woman lying on the ground. He informed the police at the High bridge station as he passed, and Detectives Cur ran and Devlne found the girl almost crazed with fear. She was rushed to Fordham Hospital. Later In the n!,rht. after she had told her story, the police gathered in : ' I'"'1 '"' Italians named Joseph CorcaUo and Frank Niccolo. who the grid says are two of the four men who robbed hed. PRICE THREE CENTS. MUST RATIFI TREATY. SANTO DOMINGO'S DEBT. Senate Leaders Agree to Force 'Ac tion—The Outlook. [From Th» Tribun* Buruu 1 Washington. Jan. 11.— The Sonata leaders. after carefully considering th» arguments pre sented by the Secretary of State in favor of ratifying the treaty -with Santo Dora asjet hay» practically determined either to ratify th* con vention at this session or to suggest to the President the advisability of calling the Penat* in special session for that purpose immediately after March 4. Th» Impression Is strong that when the Democrats realize that the majorifv Is determined in th!s matter they will permit the motion to ratify to reach a vote at th» present session, but If they do not, it is argued, it would be wiser to have the Senate meet in ilarch to ratify the treaty than t>*> hay« th# possibility of a special session being called hang over Senator?! through the summer recess. It is believed there would be sufficient- vot^a to ratify the new treaty now were It possible ti bring it to a vote The Senate contains flfry seven Republicans and thlrty-thre* Democrats, leaving the Republicans three s'\r>rt of a suffi cient number to ratify. It is known, however. that Senator Patterson would vot^ with the Re publicans, and it In thought entirely probabl* that both Senators from Louisiana would dr» likewise. Senator Morgan is regarded as likely to vote for the new treaty, and ther* is some likelihood that Senator Clarke, of Arkansas, would do the same. If, however, th* Democrats remain obdurate and prevent a vote by persisting in long debate, or if a sufficient number of the minority cannot ; be convinced of the desirability el votini? for the. treaty at this session, It will bo only necessary for the Senate to meet in special session aft"*r March 4, for then the Republicans will comprla* two-thirds of th«» Senate and ran ratify a treat/ regardless of the Democrats. After March 4 the Senate will have sixty Republican*, agaJr.it thirty Democrats, as Colorado, Idaho and Ore gon will send Republicans to take the seats no-.r occupied by Senators Patterson. Dubois ami Gearin. A LEADING OBJECTION- REMOVED. , _ . The objection to ratification most strongly * urged by Senator Bacon — the possibility of hos tility growing out of adjudication by the United States of the foreign debt of Santo Domingo— has been obviated by the performance of that somewhat delicate task by the republic. Itself, so that the opposition is without the force it formerly possessed. There Is, however, still de cided opposition among some members of tha minority. They say that. Judging by the past, it would require probably fifty years for th* republic to pay off In full the bond Issue of $20,000,000 which it is proposed to negotiate. this compilation being based on the time It haa taken to accumulate a sinking fund of $2,000, 000, and that this would mean that for hal? a century the United. States would be com pelled to maintain a financial protectorate av«f the republic of Santo Domingo. On the other hand. It is pointed out that it would require no longer for Santo Domingo to pay off her debt under the financial protection of the United States than under that of Italy or 'some other foreign nation. ; The prospect of Italian or other European flags flying from th» mastheads of a fleet maintained in Dominican •waters for the protection of the custom houses between Porto Rico and the United States, for a period of fifty years Is regarded as by no means a pleasing: spectacle to contemplate. Santo Domingo, it is said, could not be blamed for appealing to Italy, or some other creditor nation, to establish such financial protectorate in case the United States declines, or much longer delays to do so. and such a protectorate would In no sense be a violation of the Monroe Doctrine, and could not. therefore, be resisted by the United States. , THE ADVANTAGE OP SLOW PAYMENT. It is further argued that fifty years is not long In the life at a nation, but that there Is no good ground for believing that It would t IK » so long a time for Santo Domingo to pay off her debt. It is submitted that with such liquidation of her debt and such a financial protectorate established there must ensue a stability which would result In steadily increasing revenues. It is further urged that even should the period re quired to pay off the debt extend to fifty year* the time would be well spent, for in that time the republic would be learning the ad vantages of peace and prosperity, of honest* and gdod government, as well as realizing th* Inevitability of payment of debts Incurred. Such a period would afford time for a new gen eration to grow up. a generation born and brought up under conditions far different from those which have hitherto prevailed— a genera tion born and bred to the advantages of honesty., and stability in government. Meanwhile, for eign capital, chiefly from the United States, would flow Into the republic, which Is notably fertile and productive, and the new generation would be trained in business methods; solid, substantial citizens would arise to take the reins from the men who have lived by revolu tion, and when the debt was paid off and th» United States ready to abandon the protecto rate Santo Domingo would have become a self- Bupportlnp:, self-respecting peaceful and pros perous neighbor, from which this country would have nothing more to fear In the way of foreign entanglements or Internecine strife. These and other, perhaps more forceful, arguments will be presented in the Senate In advocating the ratifi cation of the new treaty, and it Is believed they will prevail before the Senators disperse for th» sumnaer. W. E. Pulliam. of Kentucky, has been nom inated to succeed George < 'niton in charge of the Dominican customs collections, and Presi dent Caceres has accepted tho nomination. Mr. Pulliam was one of the special agents of th» Treasury Department who went to the Philip pines several yea.-* ago. where he Is. now deputy collector. Ho is on his way to the United States. . and will be sent to his new peat as soon as he has reported in Washington and received his in structions. LOST ALL NIGHT IN MOUNTAINS. i i Music Teacher Wanden About Near Pater sonFinds House at Daylight. I By Telegraph to The Tribuna.] Pateraon, Jan. 11.— Lost all night in the Preak ness Mountains, above Paterson. Mlsa A. S. Kaln, a music teacher, MSSBSJ In "West 40th street. N*w York; reached the home of M. Mary Saner, a farmhouse on the Pomptort Road, early thl3 morn ing. Mrs. Bauer was shocked at the condition of her strange visitor. Miss Kaln. who is about thirty years old. was exhausted, her clothing and shoes were tattered, end her feet and body wer« badly bruised. Th« injuries were caused by falling over bowldera and tramping through dark ravines in th« moun , tains'. Miss Kain was on business in Midland Park yesterday, and had dtfSeulty In finding those she wished to see. After wandering about for some time she was unable to make her way back to Midland Park. She tramped through th» moun tains all nlsht searching for a house, but wad un successful until daylight. She *a.iti she must h»v» tramped at least fifteen miles. * ' — ■■■l -.. * m - ■'■ ■-- ~ GREAT BEAR SPRING WATER. . •*IU purity to* made it famous."— JUlvt :