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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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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."
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
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,
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. ■
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
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."
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
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
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.
[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.
— — •
1 tbat made the bsfMtJl rwaojs.-Ad-.u
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.
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
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
The night was the coldest and most uncom
fortable of the winter In New Hampshire. The
temperature ranged from 10 to 20 below sera,
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.

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*!
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
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
"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.
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
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.
Defendant Approves Selection —
Heal Trial May Begin Tuesday.
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
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.
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
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service via P. In & Atlantic Coast Line li.U. ~,Klor.
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