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MAY STOP BMI6RATIOH. JAPAN OPPOSED TO IT. information About Men at San Francisco Being Prepared. [Worn The Trfbuc* Bureau.] Washington. Jan. — Information regarding ths two hundred Japanese Immigrants who ar rived at San Francisco on Tuesday on the steamer Alameda Is being carefully prepared by Che immigration officials, and will probably be oonusunlcated to the Japanese Ambassador. It waa aatd in Ban Francisco that these Immi grants had been detained for a time on board •hip aad then permitted to land. Their deten tion was brief and only for the purpose of ascertaining whether they had compiled with ths immigration laws. When it was ascertained that they had they were permitted Immediately to land. No further difficulties will be experienced by Chase Japanese unless It should be discovered that they came to this country In violation of the Contract Labor law. The examination of the Immigrants showed that they bad landed in Honolulu and reahlpped from them, thus com plyln* with the technicalities cf the law. but th« inquiry showed th* further- fact that they bad remained in Honolulu only wenty-four hevra. to that their conduct was nothing more than a technical compliance with the law. It has been made known to this government, through dJ»Homatl;j channels, tnat the Jap anese government Is not at all favorable to the emigration of Its subjects to the United States. The Japanese. It Is asserted, come to this coun try, not for the purpose of accumulating a little money and then returning to their native home, as is usually the case with the Chinese, but with a view to becoming permanent residents, and they will, if permitted, forswear allegiance to .'apart and become citizens of th« United States. The Japanese government is of the opinion that such emigration Is detrimental to the best in terests of Japan. Japanese ■workintrnien are re quired at home. It is a part of th« Japanese plan to construct their own battleships, manu facture their own armor plate, guns, rifles, am munition, etc., and in nil ways possible to pro duce at home, rather than import, the products ef skilled labor. For this reason there Is marked opposition to the ©migration of Japanese sub ject*, and especially of th* capable and ambi tious clans, which is prone to come to the United States. Furthermore, Japan has practically two .-c,'! onies which ehe Is anxious to r> e °ple with her own subjects as rapidly as possible. These ur<> Corea and Saghalien Island. Of course, the In ducements to come to the United States are greater than to go to either Corea or Saghallen, but. In the opinion of the Emperor, the best In terests of the empire demand the settlement of its subjects in both of these places. Under these circumstances, the Secretary of Ft ate will probably communicate to the Japan ese Ambassador. Viscount Aoki. the facts con cerning the large number of Japanese Immi grants who came over on the Alameda, and It Is regarded as probable that this information. when transmitted to ToVlo. may lead the Km peror to take such steps as may tx» necessary to prevent the further departure of his subjects. THREATEN TUBE GUARDS. Passengers Object to "Car Behind" on Crowded Train. Half a dozen nubway guards worked a change on the "car ahead" pleasantry last night at 145 th Street, on the Broadway line, and brought out Burn loud murmurtnKS of protest from the much compressed residents of Washington Heights thai a trepld ticket chopper wanted to call the police. He sna scoffed at by the more experi enced guards, and did not send In a riot call. Rom'thins: was wrong with the line above JfiTih utreet— jflpt what, no one would say. No train arrived at that station from IS until 8 '**> o'clock. Then one came, and went without «■•-..■ ping for psjaaassyers. Then there was a lapse of twenty minutes without a train. Meantime the lion platform filled up. At TO.', o'clock a train arrivd. It was well fllk-d. and the three, hundred or more passengers at 157 th street packed It. It was an eight-car ♦rain. At 145 th street there were two hundred or three hundred more passengers waiting. They were <lext«rousiy compressed into the train. Then arose n great shout outside. From bosbo win had come an order to cut off three cars or the train. Those In the tint three cars were hustled out and pressed into the rear cars. The guards were threatened, but protested that they were only obeying orders. Borne one shouted that the roads representatives should be lynched c* a mild protest against such treatment. The ticket chopper started up in alarm at this, but sat down again when the accustomed guards laughed. • Finally every one found a place on bis neigh bor's lap or toes, became more or less content with keeping his engagements twenty-live min utes late, and the train proceeded. AU. QUIET IX CARACAS. President Castro — Instruc tion* to War Minister. La Guayra, Venezuela, Jan. 21 (via San Juan, P. R., Jan. 23), Further clashes between the Minister of War. General Arango, and Com mandant Baza, a distant relative of President Caatro. who. as commanding officer of the Trin idad barracks b»>re. refused to permit the Min ister of War to replace on the night of January 3 5 two hundred of Baza's soldiers In the bar tacks with men of th* Minister's choosing, are Improbable. President Castro. who is consider ably better, having personally Instructed th" Minister of War to exercise his authority tact fully. The city of Caraoaa is quiet. It is reported tier* upon good authority that General Antonio Velvtlnl the Second Vies- President of Venez uela, who recently left here tor Trinidad under raapi linns eiroumstance*. will return to the oapital on January 24. I 'KtV.NSK.YLi B : : ■ NTN T SUES HEWPOHT Hat-ore of Action Hot Disclosed — Supposed To Be Connected with Taxes. (Or TOesrapfe to Tk*> TfibtuM.] Newport B. L, Jan. 34.— An action for $3,000 au been brought against the city of Newport %T 2. Tmmiaaiil Burden, of lfew York, a mem her of the summer colony. The nature of the cult has not been,, revealed, but It Is believed that it Is In some manner connected with Mr, Burden's taxes. The first that was known of Mr. Burden's dif ference with the oity was to-dny. when a writ «*f summon* was i»erv«xj c-n the city treasurer. Hr. Burden ot<j*d«-a to an increase in his (axes several • r.-.iru :<, r/,. +;,& this l:-a£a to the belief «i»at the suit tnvairet* th* i^att«r of taxs^ios. _. _ '"••da/. «m>w and warmer, To-morrow, fair and colder; aouth winds. M. 0. L. MEN EXPELLED. LEAGUE OUSTS ALDERMEN Cronin, Kunize, Mulligan and Tor pey Suffer for McAvoy Vote. Four eminent members of Mr. Hearst's Inde pendence League are no longer in good standing In that organization. In fact, they were expelled last night at the Gilsey House. They are John J. Cronln. Charles Kuntze, Thomas J. Mulligan and Joseph M. Torpey. all elected as aldermen on the Municipal Ownership ticket in 1903. They were disciplined. In the league's own words, be cause ". . . the action of the league aldermen in the vote for a Recorder meets with the stern condemnation of the league, as an act opposed to good morals, violative of the principles of the organization and repugnant to the citizenship's sense of common decency." Alderman Norman will have a chano* to ex plain his votsj for McAvoy. and his case was referred for consideration to a subsequent meet ing. County Chairman Charles E. Oehrlng was in chnrtfl of th« meeUng, and Noonan, Kuntze and Torpey were in attendance. Both Kuntz* und Torpey talked at length In their own be half. Resolution-* were adopted condemning To-pey, Kunize. Cronin and Mulligan, calling their aot a "flagrant betrayal of tha league" and ths confidence of those who elected them. The ex ecutive committee of the league Is asked to In vestigate the matter. On Tuesday. January ]."». William S. Clifford. a Municipal Ownership League alderman, was arrested on a charge of receiving a bribe to in fluence his vote. It is alleged that he had agreed to induce hia fellow members of the league to vote for ex-Judge Cowing instead of for Palmier!, for whom they had been voting steadily. He was arrested with the money, which. It Ik alleged, was to be used as a cor ruption fund. In his possession, after all but two of the Municipal Ownership League alder men had in point of fact voted for Cowing, in cluding the four censured last night. La3t Tuesday, when th« wholesale swing of the Municipal Ownership League men made Francis S. McAvoy Recorder. Cronin voted first for Meyers, later Joining the rest. Mulligan was the third to vote for McAvoy, Kuntae hav ing done no from the first. Torpey also voted for ktoAvoy. '( A RXEGIE I XIVERSITY." To Perpetuate Name by Institution of Learning in Chicago. Chicago. Jan. 24.— Andrew Carneg'e is to have Ms name perpetuated In Chicago by a uni versity bearing his name. Articles of Incor poration were died In the County Recorder's office to-day, which allow the new institution to teach many sciences. The object and the limitations of the new university as set forth In the articles of Incor poration are: The object Is to entahlish and conduct a uni versity for »he teaching of iriTiTicine. dentistry, pharmacy, science and arm. law, theology, an-i all kindred branches of learning. The corpora tion shall not be conducted for profit, but solely as an educational institution as th« board of managers shall determine, in accordance with the lavrs and constitution of th« Stite of Il linois. SIGNS LETCHWORTH BILL. Governor Praise ft Giver of Park — First I^mc of Session. [By T>l«rr«ii.- to Tho Trirur.» ] Albany, Jan. 2*. — governor H.ighr-.s signed tho Letchworth bill to-day. It will become law number one of V. >:. In a memorandum filed with th© signed Mil. the Governor said: "This Mil provides for the acceptance <■» a died of gift made by William Pryor Letchworth to th« people of the state of New York, con veying lands o /about one thousand acres tn ex tent, situated In tho town of Oene.«eo Falls, Wyoming County, and th<» town of Portage. Livingston County. The deed is made upon the condition that the lands shall be forever dedi cated to the purpose of a public park or reserv ation, subject only to the life us» and tenancy of Mr. Letchworth, who ■hall have the right to make changfta and improvements thereon. "This gift to the people is an act of generosity which lilly crowns a life of conspicuous public usefulness and entitles the donor to the lasting regard of his fellow citizens. The people of the State cannot fail to realize the advantages Which will accrue from ih<lr acquisition of thin beau tiful tract. anJ by means of its perpetual dedi cation to the purpose of a public park or reser vation." In addition to the provisions outlined In the Governor's memorandum, tho act provides that "after the death of the grantor, the American Bcenlc and Historic Preservation Society shall have control and Jurisdiction thereof for the. purposes stated, unless the Supreme Court shall determine otherwise for Kood cause shown upon application of the Controller, or some other duly authorized official of this rtate." MB. LETCHWORTH EXPRESSES THANKS Especially Grateful to Press for Its Interest and Potent Influence. IMffalo, Jan. 24. William Pryor Letchworth, whos" «ift of the P«rtnjt« Park haa bern so oepted by the State. <.f New York, has Bent thn following note to "The Buffalo News" for pub lication: To my friends, especially those of the press, who have sympathized iii the measure to se cure to the people for all time a public park a Portage. 1 desire to convey my cordial thanks for their warm Interest and potent Influence. In the development of a higher civilization let us continue our efforts to preserve for the en joyment and elevation of mankind those places in our land possessing rare, natural beauty, the charm* of which once destroyed can never be restored. Very respectfully, WILLIAM PBYOR LETCIIWOnTII. ADVERTISES SALE OF BUILDINGS. Staats-Zeitung. "Andy" Horn's and Others • at Bridge to 60 Soon. Controller Metz began advertising the sale of all the buildings which are to he torn down to make way for the new Brooklyn Bridge ter minal at the Manhattan end yesterday. This means that on March »$ the Staats-Zeitung Building and all others on that block, the "Andy" Horn property, which caused a long de lay by a legal tight, with all the property in the triangle and nil the buildings on the two blocks above the Tryon How building, bounded by Chambers street, City Hall Place and Duane street, and by Reade. Centre and Dunne streets, will be sold to the highest bidder, who must re move the structures to a level two feet below the existing curb within thirty days. Controller Metz said the owners of the "Staats- Zeitung" and other owners of the sites needed would be allowed time to get Into new quar ters. He aald be had no desire to push any of them, and that only those buildings would be sold on the dny advertised that were necessary fcr beginning the actual work. He reserved the right to withdraw from the. sale any building. The buildings on the site, of the Manhattan approach of the Blaekwell's Island Bridge will be sold on February VS. ■ NEW-YORK. FRIDAY. JANUARY 25. 1907. -FOURTEEN PAGES -hy^i^SSiw A GLIMPSE OF SECRETARY ROOT AS HE WAS LEAVING OTTAWA JANUARY 21. SECRETARY ROOT BACK. Said Canadians Are Very Friendly to Americans — Pleased with Trip. Secretary Elihu Root of the State Pepart ment and Mrs. Root arrived In the city at » o'clock last night on the Montreal expren?, which was one hour behind scheduled time. They went at once to their town house. No. 733 Park avenue, and will leave here this mornln? for Washington. Ssoretary Root told the reporters that he had enjoyed his Canadian trip exceedingly, and that ha had found the Canadians very friendly to Americans. He would say nothing nbout tho polltlcai relations of the two countries, but re marked that ho had heard no annexation senti ment. He rofuseil to say anything about the Swet tenham Incident. Upon being Informed that his speech dealing with states' rights had been criticised, he said that every one was privileged to criticise. Port Kent. N. V.. Jan. 24. — Secretary Root, ae oompanled by his wife and daughter, passed through Plattsburg to-day in the private car Canada, belonging to President Charles M. Hayes of the Grand Trunk Railroad, bound lo New York from Montreal. To an Associated Press correspondent who boarded the train at Plattsburg Mr. Root talked about his trip to Ottawa and Montreal. He said: "Last summer Earl Grey, when In Washington, Invited Mrs. Root, my daughter and myself to visit him at Ottawa this winter. The visit has no significance except that good friends get along better than strangers, and this is true !n all kinds of business, whether In practising law, selling goods or In government business. I hav<» watched Canada's extraordinary growth. We had a most enjoyable trip. and, of course, we were very hospitably entertained In Canada, and I met many Canadians who have been foremost In building tip their country." 3/i?. ITIGGIXS HOLDS OWN. Governor Gets Encouraging Sews from Mr. Perley. olean. N. V . Jan. 24. The follon-ing bulletin was given out a* ex- Governor Btntna*s home at |1 o'clock to-night: "Mr. Hlßgins has held his own throuchoal the dny. and lins taken some nourishment n> hua (ally maintained the Improvement indicated twenty-four hour? a«o a.* to heart nnd tempera hire.*' Dr. Hlbbard. nfter his (Irs) vfslt of the dny. said at $»:.'«> a. m. that his patient had passed a fairly comfortable night; that (he im provement noted In last night's bulletin had been maintained, nnd that the general Indica tions were more favorable. |je took nourishment during the night. While the penpr.nl condition of the patient In moro favorable, there Is apparent ly hut slight hope for his ultimate recovery. At 2 p. m. tho condition of Mr. Hfgglns waa without noticeable change Albany. Jan. 24. -Governor Hughes this morn ing received tho following dlspat'-ii from State Tax Commissioner Frank E. Perley. who was ex-Governor Hlggins's secretary, an! who Is now at Olean: "Mr. Higglns's condition more encouraging to-day. If gain Is held, situation becomes very hopeful." QUAKE AT SCHEXECTADY. Dishes Thrown to Floor, but No Serious Damage. Schenectady. N\ T.. Jan. 24.— A distinct earthquake shock was felt In this city at 2:. 10 o'clock this morning In several houses dishes rattled and fell from pantry ? helves. In one of the downtown office buildings a large piece of plnsterinp fell. In the residential district many were fright ened, and rushed from their homes into a tem perature 14 degrees below xero. No really seri ous damage was done, hut considerable unrest was occasioned. Vtioa, N. T.. Jan. 24.— A dispatch to 'The Press" from Prospect, a village nineteen miles north of this city, state* that three distinct earth shocks were felt in that place early this morning, the severest being the last, which occurred about 6:JO o'clock. Inquiry revealed that nearly every family in the village h*«l bssa aroused by the shock. Herman Squires, well known as a balloonist, de clared that hs thought his house was tumbling down. Houses were shaken and dishes rattled and the Inhabitants were considerably alarmed All ware convinced that the disturbance was due to a slight quake. SPEAKER CANNON MAKES $7,000. [By Telegraph to Th« Tribune. 1 Omaha. Jan. 24.— A dispatch from Ashland says that Speaker Cannon lias Just sold a farm of SJO seres in Saunters County, Neb., for tii.ooo. Speaker <'annon bought this farm among several five years ago. and he cold it at an advance of 17,000. — — • • I LL CHER'S THE SCOTCH 1 tbat made the bsfMtJl rwaojs.-Ad-.u COLDEST DAY OF YEAR. Mercury Drops to Zero and City S lnvent and Shakes. Th»« mercury In the official thermometer, which for the last ten days ha* been making frantlo efforts to nentle down to 4he aero mark, reached that point yesterday at BJO a, in., and the- cold est day of this winter was recorded. Although the temperature was much lower than on Wednesday, there was les« annoyance from chilled ears and finger tlps>. as there was scarcely ajiy wind to lntenHl'y the cold. Th* zero temperature yesterday put January of J'JO" on the list of freak months, aa it will be remembered that spring weather prevailed throughout the early part of this month. The temperature yemerday. tho coldest of this win ter, was 5 degrees lpwer than the coldest day of 190»>. and equal to the coldesA day of Jan uary, 1805. Both rivers and the lower bay were Ailed with great Icefloes, •which were particularly annoying to tugboats, ferryboats and steamers when en tering or leaving plern. The French liner la Gascogne. scheduled to sail yesterday at 10 a. m.. did not get out Into the North River until an hour later on account of the ice that flowed past the end of her pier. The municipal lodging houses, which have been harboring great crowds of homeless per sons since January decided to be real wlntery were taxed to their capacity last night. Ac cording to the local forecaster the cold wava has been temporarily broken, and snow and warmer weather am promised for to-day, with colder to-morrow. A few light flurries fell at midnight, but did not Interfere with traffic. While th«» zero weather drove many persons into the subway, surface cars and elevated trains Broadway and the streets of the shopping dis trict were crowded throughout the day. Fifth avenue also had a larger share of trade yester day than It had on Wednesday. Among flat dwellers there was s general complaint yester day about lack of heat, and the Janitor, who did not figure on zero weather, was called to task for not shaking up the heaters. THE MERCURY LOST UP THE STATE. Adirondack Points Report Temperatures as Low as 42 Degrees Below Zero. rtiea. N. v. Jan. Last night was th« cold est of th« winter in this rsglon Temperature read- Ings this morning, all baJow arm. were, as fol lows: I'ttca. 24; New Hartford, 26; Whltosboro. 23; BoonviUe, 2%; Clinton, at; Bi« Mnnss. 34. Other points in the Adirondack* reported from M to 42 degrees below sera Reports from other parts of the state show the following tenperaturca all below ssro: Syracuse. 14; Albany, ii: Etmlra, IS; Rome. 30; Qlaversville, 22; Ballston. 35; Mlddletown, 23; Old Forge and lriKham's Mills. Hurkimer County, ."!«; Flshklll landing, 16; t.i»w«u >. 9; Waterloo, 26; Schenectady 16. NEW ENGLAND SUFFERS ALSO. Coldest Weather in Four Tears in Boston — Sixteen Below at Portland. Boston. Jan. 24.— Boston early today experienced the coldest weather In four year*, the official minimum temperature as recorded si the. local Weather Bureau being 7 degrees below zero. This was the lowest point reached since December 2. 19G3, when v minimum of 8 below was registered. Karly reports to the Weather Bureau showed that the. Intense cold wave covered the whole of New Kngland. The minimum temperature recorded officially at Portland. M*.. ws .•". below; at Provi dence, <> below, and at Block Island. R. 1., zero. Unofficial thermometers at St. Albans, Vt., regis tered 20 below *ero. and st High date, Vt.. M be low. The night was the coldest and most uncom fortable of the winter In New Hampshire. The temperature ranged from 10 to 20 below sera, EUROPE'S COLD WEATHER. Many lives Lost in Central — Italy Still Suffers. St. Petersburg. Jan. 24.— Reports of heavy i>'*M of Ufa and great suffering; are arriving from the Ak molinsk steppes. rentral Ruhblb. In the recent blizzard the temperature fell to 47 degrees below zero. Searching parlies arc digging many corpses from th» snow. Fifteen were recovered In one day in the vicinity of the village of Akomll. Thousand* of cattle perished. The winter grain crop Is ktlleu In Mid-Russia, where the snowfall was light. Rome. Jan. -Although the fall of snow has di minished In the north and ceased In the south, the Inclemency «of the weather continues to be felt se verely, communication by telegraph, telephone and railroad being considerably retarded. A dispatch from Naples says that several relief expeditions have been formed there to take provisions to the fiassengers and crews of trains Whloh are blocked n the snow. • H. G. WELLS INJURED. Identity with Novelist Not Established — Motor Car Driver Arrested. London, Jan. 25.— A man named H. G. Wells, while crossing- the Strand at Charing: Cross at 1 o'clock, this morning', was knocked down and seriously injured by a motor car. It was first reported that he was the novelist of that name, but subsequent Inquiry did not succeed In estab lishing this identity.- The Injured man waa removed 1 to a hospital In an .unconscious condi tion. Th« driver of the motor oar was turret*! W. WMTELEY KILLED. SHOT BY YOUXG MAN. Murderer Attempts Suicide— of Crime in Doubt. London. Jan. 24.-»A dramatic tragedy startled London to-day when William Whiteley. one of the most prominent figures in the business world, was shot dead In his store by a youth claiming* to be his son. The assassin then at tempted to blow out his own brains. The following pencilled statement was found on Mr. Whlteley's assailant: To all whom it may concern: William White ley is ray father. This twofold tragedy Is due to his refusal of a request whlc-h \* perfectly reasonable. R. I. P. There was only a small sum of money in the man's pockets, and other indications that he had come to the end of his resources. This sug frestft that the crime may hay-? been the out come of the man's poverty. The name of Whit^ley has becorve s household word In England, owir.g to th» enormosja de partment store l:i London run :.;. ;i company of which Mr. WhUeley was president. It was the pioneer in such enterprises. The crime was committed soon after midday. An unknown young man had a private interview with Mr. Whlteley iri the latter's office, where the two men remained closeted for a few moments. As Mr. Whlteley em«r«;efl from his office it was observed that the young man was following and importuning him. while Mr. Whlteley watt wav ing his visitor off and threatening to call the police. Suddenly the young man whipped out r revolver and nred two shots point blank at Mr. Whiteley. The bullets Wsjed in Mr. Whits ley's head and he fell dead. Before the assassin could be *ets*d rie turned his weapon upon him self ar d InJttoted what is believed to be a mortal wound. At a lats hour to-night he was lingering l>etw<»«n life and death. The personality of the assassin and the mo tives for his crime are enveloped in much mys tery. He gave the name of Cecil Whiteley, but relatives of William Whlteley say they have no knowledge of him. The police found no papers or other written matter on his person to lead la the establishment of his Identity, but they dis covered his place of residence and learned that h« never bad called himself Whtteley there. The clothing of this young man bora the Ini tials "H. P." The police are of the opinion that the motive for this crime, when discovered, will show that there were present rone of the ele ments of revenge for personal injury, but rather that the attack was ejresult of a fancied griev ance. The store was crowded with shoppers at th» time, and a semi-panic followed the tragedy. A force of police was quickly on the scene, the public was ejected from the building and the doors were closed. A witness of the shooting said: "A well dressed man. wearing a high hat, ap proached the desk of the head cashier and asked to see Mr. Whiteley. Intimating that ha was acquainted with the merchant. Tha. stranger did not give his name, but a. message was sent to Mr. Whiteley. who gave Instructions to have the visitor sent to him. After a short Interview Mr. Wniteley and the stranger raitw out of the former's office, and Just as they ap parently were parting the visitor drew a re volver from his pocket and fired twtce at Mr. Whiteley. Both bullets entered his head, does to his ear. and he fell dead on the spot. The employes of the store, alarmed at the shooting, rushed to the scene, but were unable to secure the murderer before he had turned the pistol on himself The latter, as he was being placed In an ambulance, opened his eyes and said: 'I know. T did It.* " William nrbtteley. who was chairman of the board of directors of William WkllSlSJ. Limited, nag one of the oldest and b«st known merchants In Ijondon. Th» present Whlte!«y Company was r«gi!*t' > r- > '1 .Tun* 2. IS3>. to "taka over the business of drapers, provision merchants, furnisher*," and; so on. of William Iteley. with an authorized capital of HasXlal Mr Whiteley was elected chairman and W. Wbttassy, Jr.. aon of the head of the concern, was appointed serretary, Mr. Wfcltel*? was born on a farm n«ar Wake s>m, Yorkshire, in 1831. nnd wns apprenticed sr> a dry%oods merchant in Wakefleld. Ha cam* to Lon don in IST.I with $."0 In his pocket, obtained employ ment in a store in Ike Luiig;it« Hill district, ami after he had saved a small soaa of money he col lected morn from some of I is friends until his capital reached $3,500. Mr. Whlttley opened * small Rtore in Westbourne Grove, in 1*53. with two girl assistants and an errand boy. F"ur years later he added a second store to th« original establishment and gradually expanded his bdMsssa until th« Whiteley stores covered a block and gave employ ment to five thoxisar.d peisews He was r<eady to ■apply anything "from a needle to an elephant." and the retail dealers In Whlteley's neighborhood were at one time so aagn el Ike success of the Tntversal Provider." a« Mr. Whiteley was termed. that they burned his effigy In public. Mr. White lev could be found at his store up to 7 o clock in tl.'e evening for five nights In the week. The Whltelev store, which wiu on» of tte» show olaces of London. Is known to many thou winds of Americana Mr. Whiteley aimed at pro viding everything needed from the time of a child a birth U> death at any ace. Including medical at tendance and the funeral He supplied servants. actors tutors, couriers governesses, and no on: did an express business, sold railroad and ■teaiu ship ticket* and yachts In fact. th« "Mns of West Nun nn Grove." as the "I nWersa] Provider w is also known, aimed to sell everything salable. Anions the anecdotes told of him is o;v to th« effect thnt two army officers mu.le a bet on the subject of his ability to furnish arerytbing wanted. One of the officers wagered that Mr. wnlteley could furnish anything •><- other officer named. The latter took the bet. and said he warned six ele phants The tlrst officer said lie felt certain Mr. Whltele.v could furnish them, -iv.l after privately eommurilcatinK with the merchant, went to his store with the second otllcer later In the day. To the astonishment of th- latter th* six elephants were produced. Mr. Whiteley had obtained them from ii menagerie. ISABELLA BEECHER HOOKEB DEAD. Last of Children of Famous Beecher Family Expires. • Hartford. Coan.. Jan. -.">■ -Mrs. Isabella Beecher Honker, the last of the children of the R^v. Lyman Beecher, sister of Henry Ward Beech*! and Har riet DssrhoT Stowe. died at her home here at 230 this morning. Sh nn» bora in Utchneld, Conn.. binary 23. 1522. Death followed a stroke of paral ysis about two weeks ago. She loaves two daughters. Fhe was well known as an advocate of women's suffrage. BREAKING ICE KILLS TWO Steam Pipe Cause of Weakenings—Ten Skat en Fall Through. [Cy I •graph to Th© Tribune. ! Trenton. N. J.. Jan. 21.— Th« breaking of th* toe In the Delaware River and Rarltan Canal, between this city and Princeton, to-night, resulted in two fatalities. Ten persons went down with th* breaking Ice, and two of them. John Johnston and George Lovett. both boys, were drowned. Edward B. Haleey. of Bast Orange, a senior in Princeton Uni versity, and Frederick Johnston, an elder brother of the boy who was drowned, were among those who aided in the rescue of the imperilled skaters. Both were overcome by cold, and were brought to a hospital In this city. They will recover. Thero were hundreds of »kaUr* on th* canal at .„ tin..- The ica n-ive way near a factory where an . exhaust .- steam :• pipo < (tmpi its : Into -, to* - canal, wtuch rwuited la rotting the Use. PKICE TIIREE CENTS. THAW PICKS HIS JUKI". THREE MORE MEN CHOSENi Defendant Approves Selection — Heal Trial May Begin Tuesday. JURORS CHOSEN. OEM ING B. SMITH, broksr. No. 263 W«s< 111 th strset; married. Foreman. GEORGE PFAFF, dealer in hardware «a| machinery supplies, No. 122 Centre street; mar ried. Juror 2. GEORGE H. FECKE. manager, No. tOI Wees 135 th street; married. Juror 3. ARTHUR S. CAMPBELL. a *"*ral superin tendent. No. 823 West End avenue; married* Juror 4. HENRY C. HARNEY. manager of a piano warehouse. Brook avenue and 13? d street; mmr* ried. Juror 5. After twenty- talesmen bad been exam lii"d, and just when It seemed that the whole •lay had been wasted, three additional juror* were obtained yesterday to try Harry Kendall Thau- for killing Stanford White. The first of the three men who proved aceeptabla to» both prosecution ami defence, and who was not found until considerably after 4 o'clock, was Georgi* Pfaff. a dealsr In hardware and machinery sup plier. Mr. rfafT took th« second seat la the Jury box. mad* vacant the previous day when Justice Fitzgerald excused Frank P. Hl'l from sarving. Then. In rapid succession, two other Jurors were chosen. The day in the Criminal Branch, of the Su preme Court dragged out wearisomely. The ex amination of the talesmen was a constant repe tition of the same questions. Thaw, however. did not show the restlessness that ho did on» Wednesday. He looked better, acted la a nsarsi confident manner and. far the first time, gazed about the courtroom with Interest. Ha was) getting over the self-consciousness shown so plainly the day before. Mrs. William Thaw. his mother, did rot go ts> court yesterday. She has worried so much over her son's Imprisonment that th* first day's experience was too much for her. and she wag) compelled to remain in her apartments at th» Hotel Lorraine. The Countess of Yarmouth. Iwr daughter, remained with her. All the other members of tha family were present, and Josiah. C Thaw, a half-brother, was in court for the first time. Miss May Mackenzie was also there. Thaw was very much on the alert all day, and «as in excellent spirits. Ho smiled at bis coun sel's repartee, twice he jumped to his feet to face prospective jurors before being told to do so, and smiled and bowed to his relatives raor* often than ho did on Wednesday. He also talked with his counsel more frequently, and when be walked to and from the courtroom, did so with a firmer, quicker stride, a* if anxious to hasten matters as much as possible. MORBID crowds absent. The crowd* wer* happily absent yesterday, and newspaper men and those who had business in the courtroom could obtain seats where they had been barred the previous day. The extreme cold was one reason advanced for the absence of the morbid, and another was the publicity given to tha futility of any one v-ttsmaataaj to get ia unless armed with the proper credentials. Fewer policemen were required to maintain or der, and it is expected there will be little diffi culty in keeping th» crowds away until the Jury has been chosen. It will be only when the ex amination of witnesses begins that th* people. insistent on hearing details, will dock to the building. The three women— Mrs. Etelyn N'esblt Thaw. Mrs. Georg« Laurter Carnegie and Miss May Mackenzie were a half-hour early in arriving. They were dressed similar to the first day's session. Mr. Carneele escorted them, and to % short time Jostah C Thaw and Edward Thaw joined them. I" waa hardly two or three- min utes later that a well dressed, slim young; man, with features closely resembling Evelyn Thaw. unostentatiously entered th» courtroom by % rear door and took a seat among the talesmen. It was quickly whispered around that he waa Howard Xesbit. brother of osa young wife of the defendant, present to testify against his brother-ln-latv. The turning of baada to look at him did not disconcert him. Mrs. Carnegie* and Miss Mackenzie also turned to see th« cause of the commotion, but Evelyn Thaw stolldlly faced to th» front, totally ignoring her brother's presence. Young Nesblt was many time* seen to look at her during the session, but she gave no sign that she even knew he was In the baUdinc Xesbit was accompanied by Charles Hamett. former secretary of Stanford White. Before his appearance hi the court room he bad conferred with Assistant District Attorney Garvan as to th» testimony ba may be called on to give. The proceedings began promptly or. time yea terday, and after the rollcall of talesmen Thaw was called. He entered the room with a Quick stride, taking off his bat Just aa ha stepped over the threshold. He wore Ms lung brown ulster, and did not take it off until after ho had been seated. As ha passed his wife and sister, ho turned to them, smilad pleasantly, and bowed. He sat down quickly and chatted, with A. Rus sell Peabody, of his counsel. J. H. ISELIX JOIX3 DEFENCE. The array of lawyers for the defence T—tor day was oven greater than on Wednesday. StssV ed about th* long table, at tha end of which Thaw sat. wer* Clifford TV. Hartrtdge, chief OSSBBaal; John B. Gleaaon, Daniel J. (XBetDy. Delphin M. Delmas, Kenry McPike. A. Jtussell Peab.'dy aaul ex- Assistant District Attoraer John H. Iselin. Mr. Iselln Joined the defanoo as court for the first time yesterday, although ho has been an advisory counsel for some time. District Attorney Juroxne and Mr. TTiniMsja had two or three legal disputes yesterday, al though they were aa pleasantly combative aa on Wednesday. During the examination eg on*> talesman Mr. HartrMge objected to a lino of examination, and aatdb "Your honor, th* District Attorney ia putting •words into the mouth of the talesman." •I am not," uuiokly replied Mr. Jerome. Justtc-* Fltsgerald smoothed matters over by explaining the <iuestions. Mr. Jerome went even further yesterday ia trying to offset the probable defence of emotioaal Insanity, ay ezplaining its logai aspects time and again. To on* Juror he said: "It la no i every killing, even under premedita tion, that constitutes a crime la tho State of New Tork. It may be under the law justifiable, according to certain circumstances. Should th* defence in this case be tnac the killing waa ex cusable or Justifiable, would you overlook sneh excuse and grant a verdict on the evident* alone T' Mr. Oleason interrupted quickly, exclaimtac. "I did not know until this time that the Pt» trlet Attorney waa outlining the defence." During the noon recess Mra Thaw and tUas Mackenxie vlsitsd Thaw ia the Toraba Mrs Carneaie did not leave the courtroom. \ talesmen began to pour In after recess .« with face averted and did not took once* at any AUGUSTA..: CHARL,ESTON.-.SUMMSRVILLE. J-10 iP. : £M.'."*9.*2Si A.V M.< and 9:23. E\ OI.'V! UnexciM'.ed service via P. In & Atlantic Coast Line li.U. ~,Klor. J^a. Information bureau, B'Tvay. cor.Suth St.— Advt.