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"\"OI.. T,"V\rT \'°- OO All To-day, fair and colder. To-morrow, partly cloudy;
* •>-»■»***■•-»» •.«,UU t west wind*.
Central Officials to Conduct Investi
gation Also.
Officials of the Kew York Central Railroad
dr*> thoroughly stirred up over the wreck on the
Harlem Division near Woodlawn on Saturday.
They declare that, entirely Independently of the
investigation by the Coroner and tho Rnilrond
Comrnisslon. they are going to have- n searching
Inquiry that will reveal the responsibility not
only for the wreck but for the system that made
it possible. "No one rides: on our trains as much
ac we do," Bald one of the officials yesterday,
"and 1 purpose to find out just what, if anything,
Is wrong with our system of running trains."
Harvey Clayton, a boss painter, of the El
beron Hotel, White Plains, who was a passen
ger on the wrecked train, said yesterday he
heard sounds that resembled the dropping of
bol's ■ ,d breaking of bars about throe minutes
before the • rash came. He remarked to a friond
that something was going to happen.
Evidence at the inquest yesterday tended to
•how that the accident was not due to a defect
in the locomotives or can. but to a spreading
of the rails. Many questions were asked rs to
the condition of the track, the radius and bank
ing of the curve P.nd the speed that could be
maintained with safety around such a curve.
}'.. EL Rodger*, the motorman In charge of the
first of ih« two electric locomotives, said his
speed nt the point where the wreck occurred
was only between forty-five and fifty miles an
hour. Francis Boat Iraan, a division engineer.
•who constructed the curve, said it bad been
made under a formula allowing a speed of sixiy
five miles an hour.
Rodgers said lie had ' been employed as a
motorman on the Central only since February
1, end that the first day he ever ran an electric
locomotive on a passenger train was a week
before the accident.
Henry B. Rood, an assistant editor of '"Har
per's Magazine." a passenger on the wrecked
train, testified he had ridden on i any fast
train? but tad never been on one thai approxi
mated the speed at which they seemed to be go-
Ing on Saturday night.
The inquest was adjourned until 1 o'clock this
afternoon to give Assistant District Attorney
Smyth time to po over the testimony. The
hearing of the Railroad Commission will begin
this morning at No 1 Madison avenue.
H. S. Ball 'an gineer of ten years' experi
ence, who i* engineer of maintenance and way
-■n the Harlem. Paid the track on which the
wreck occurred had been reballasted and retied
I.Tst summer, but not entirely relaid. When he
:nade an examination on Sunday morning no
one !idd disturbed the read rail. He said it
was five Inches out of alignment at the northerly
end, *>ut simply sprung out at the other end.
H«» a<jd*>d:
"All the spikes at tli<> ensterly side of the
loosened rail were cut off smoothly at the aur
face of the tics, as If sheared off by the rail.
It would seem from this that there was only a
lateral motion of the rail and no rolling motion.
The force '.at sheared these spikes must have
V>een greater than am- ordinary strain the track
■was expected to bear."
Mr. Balliet said he did not know whether it
was the great speed of the train that exerted this
force. Asked if conditions did not clearly indi
cate that the. derailment was due to the mis
plared rail, ho answered, "Yes."
"If we can determine ..at force caused that
rail to spread can we name the cause of the ac
cidt-ntV" asked tit*' Assistant District Attorney.
"Y>6. sir," was Xhe reply. He thought the dis
placement was due to a sudden force rather than
one gradually plied.
■ belief that the a<
• a strain • the i ail, the
i i atton of II
ire I."' these curves constructed a
ed of train.-" <,•
Q — Then if this speed • is Increased
that for which the curve is calculated
ipon the outside rail
becomes so great that <-it!ier the rail or car
• give way, according as to which ia
the stronger? A - Fes sir.
(j -Now, Mr. Balliet, have you found j:: your
nation anything to Indicate that the Btraln
which " ted bj
anything except a train of too ■■
IltioD .' A.— -No sir.
a Juror, who seemed to know a
i deal about engineering problems, askr-d
Mr. Boardnu ' id got Ms speed fai -
tor oaed • • OS. It was from tho
lules, he replied i;
riula for the c lecti I
ieeti used !■ >r th<

■ In weight
■ . • ■ ■ ■'■" Mi -
"Vf«, roughly.** was the reply.
Mr. Board man said the curve was a. 'three
degree" curve, ;ui<l the elevation of the outer
fail was four and a half inches. The speed that
Could ht- us'-'l in rounding a curve varied on dif
ferent «*urv*x. [1 an engineer wanted to know
Y.~i\\- fas? he <"ould run with safety at any point
h«> could find out by consulting blue prints in
'he, <jffl<*«». No actual tests had been marie at
that particular joint, po faras Mr. Hoardrnan
knew. !!«• sai«J there had been ... change In the
method of splkin?? rails - ■■.)' •• the adoption of
the electric locoinotjves.
Mr. Fitch :isk*-d If an electric engine was not
heavier Hihm a steam engine, to which Mr.
Hosrdman r^lw-d "Yes."
The eU-otrl< - locomotives weigh ninety-seven
toris. Ira A. McCormlck, superintendent of the
llarlem Division, testified on Monday that Class
I fteam locomotives wi^h 165 tons.
Mr. Boardman ral'l ihat after a frost there
na« always a Flight fall In track elevation.
Afk«d about recent Inspection of the track, he
•aid he bad report* that the track had been in
■pectad the day before the wreck. He under
vtood that a variation of three-eighths of an
lacjhi Itad been observed.
John Keefe. track foreman, testified lie had
found the track in good condition the day be
fore the wreck. The testimony that the accident
«a? i»roliably due to a spreading if the rails
ill Kggltrston agreed with.
r said
of the
it, and
bat would '.:.<■■ • I" •
■.;!♦- Im . , chai le
n' ion v Ith Mi I '•;■ c, coi -
■ '
■ •i. He
I have been an engineer for the last sixteen
iears, running a steam locomotive for fourteen
(Olltlnued no frinwi pa *«■.
. 1:10 P. m . S:2i a. M and • * P. :J. VnexcellM ser
vice via Peon ac Atlantic Coast Line R. R. l'lorila
Appoints Job E. Hedges to Investi
gate Central Wreck.
Albany. Feb. 19. -Governor Hughes to-night
appointed Job E. Hedges, of New 'fork, as
special counsel to assist the Btate Railroad
tiaslon in Its investigation of ami pr
Ings regarding the wreck on the Harlem division
°t the ■■ orh Central Railroad.
Mr. Hedges, when Been ;it the Hotel Martinique
last night, said that he had received official word
yesterday of his appointment as special counsel
to the State Railroad Commission in the investi
gation ol the New York Central wreck. This
morning, he said, he would hold a conference
with the members of the commission, and the
hearing would follow Immediately.
"We will leave no Btone uncovered," he said,
"io sift the matter to the bottom. You can ;i^
sure the public that th< Investigation will be
• tioroughly and properl: "
Mr. Hedges accompanied Governor Hughe* >n
his campaign trips thrdugh the state last fail
and spoke with him at many meetings, lie was
private secretary to .May,,.- Strong and served
trate. In 1898 h«> was appointed
special deputj by Attorney General Davles
after Governor Roosevelt had Issued formal In
■ us to have election offences in this city
I rosecuted
Big Works on Great Lakes Expected
to Unite Interests.
Negotiations arc in progress, It was learned
yesterday, looking to the consolidation of the
Great Lakes Engineering Works, of Detroit, and
the Toledo Shipbuilding Company, of Toledo.
The Great i i >rks has shipyards <tt De
troit, St. fla.li and Ecorce, Mich, and its
nent includes a steel floating drydo
ng. (Is capital stock is $1,500,000, and it
has In its treasury 1500.000 bonds. The officers
are: President, Antonio c. Pessano; vice-prest-
Gteorge H. Russel; secretary and treasurer.
John K. RusseL The Russels a •■ said to be the
principal owners of the corporation.
- Ipbuilding Company, the plant
of which i« at Toledo, has 11,500 000 stock, and
is controlled by Lyman <;. Smith, the type
writer manufacturer, of Syracuse. The consoli
dated company, In which the Great Lakes Kingi
nearlng Company is to ho the dominant '
will have about $6,000,000 capital stock. In ad
dition Jo operating I of the present
companies, the new company Intends to con
struct shipyards and drydocks at Duluth and at
a point In Canada opposite Detroit.
Borne of the men Identified with tho United
Steel Corporation, it is learned, are In
ter* •■■ 1 In the new shipbuilding and drydock
The Steel Corporation, although op
erating the largest fleet of steamers on the
Great Lakes, lias no shipyards of its own. The
largesi owner of shlpyarda and drydocks on the
lakes jo the American Shipbuilding Company.
East Orange Man Commits Suicide
on Day of Projyosed Removal.
• Orange, N. .7 , Feb. li» (Special).— Just a
few hours before he was to have started for a
sanatorium at Dansvllle, X. V.. where he was to
red treatment ?"r mental and
nts, William C. Mcllwalne, a prominent
citizen of East Orange, and well known In Ma
sonic circUs, killed himself by cutting his •
home, No. 120 North 16th street, Eatrl
Orange, this morning. He was found In the
bathroom a few hours later by Dr. A. B. Rus-
Mr. Mcllwalne was of the furniture
■ holstery manufacturing flrm of Copen &
Mcliwaine, at No. IM.'i West BBd street. New
York, and business t r - ...
■ ; ween himself and one <<! i.i.- ass
said to lm ■ ' health
which ltd to his suicide. Mr. Mcllwalne » - as a
Past "Worshipful Master of Hope Lodge 124.
of East Orange, and was unmarried and lived
with his mot!, <»r and sistei H- was foi
3 eai ■ old.
Fifty-four Bodies Recovered from
Mexican Collier!!.
Las Esperanzas, Feb. 10— Fifty-four dead
bodies have been recovered from Mine '6 of the
Mexican Coal and Coke Company. Eleven In
jured are In the hospital, and two of them are
fatally hurt, Of the bodies recovered thirty are
those of Japanese.
The death roll resulting from the gas ex
plosion will probably approximate on« hundred
persons! Twelve of the miners have been res
cued. Rescuing parties are working heroically
nt a depth of 3.500 feet or more. but. their prog
ress Is alow.
French Cruiser Stranded on Reef Off Bar
bary Coast.
I,as Palmas, Canary Islands, Feb. 19. -The
British steamer Patanl reports that th<» French
.I< Mil Bart stranded on a reef off the
Barbary coast on February 12, and that nil of
to float her have been unavailing. The
crew of the cruiser all are encamped on shore.
Flndlay, Ohio, Feb. 19. — James O. Troup, of
Bowling Green, Ohio, one of the attorneys for
the Standard < »il Company, this afternoon tiled
the personal bond of John D. Rockefeller in the
of $1,000 "for his appearance at the next
at court, and for each succeeding day
thereafter until not wanted." to answer to the
s ,:: tment pending uifulnst him in the Hancock
County Common Pleas Court. The bond is also
i>. Troup and J. C. Donnell.
Louisville, Feb. It. -Mrs. Juila Chan>li*rluin ltvin.
day a famous Kentucky~lbeauty, died In a
Louisville hospital to-day, in comparative obscurity,
vaa the wife of General William Irvl
lerate soldier whose men saved the day at
, ■ ■:. t; in. and who died "• >■■
tit. . .ir i tenei al In In ffll In lq .
irait or &lisi Cliaraberlain. and bouj
out and married her, although »h<* w»M betrotlitU
„, another Mrs. Irvln's lati ■•■ rs were marked
i , ■ :i: i : even
Mr*' Blanch? n^Ts. wife of Dr. Henry S. Be< i -
of No. 29 West SO street, asked the police of. the
West I2Jth street station last night to look for
lirr son, Harry B. Klune", who. she said, had been
missing from her home since early yesterday morn
ing Her son, Mrs. Beers said, she had Been little
nt After the had obtained a divorce from her
nrVl hueban*); Robert Klune. the hoy run away.
La*< October, sl-.e eaid; li« appeared ;<t hor horns
In povertyj She took lilru in. According to the
police, Mrs. Beers eescrts that her spa AS*?}? vjvW
r crtii oZ jewelry, *&& *?»* £«kt >'*'" ,s :
Many Hours of Fighting on Xica
raguan "Frontier,
Managua, N"i«*nrngua. Feb. 5?. The troops of
Genera] Bonilla. President of Honduras, al 3
o'clock yesterday afternoon attacked the forces
of General Zelaya, President of Nicaragua,
which were guarding the Xicaraguan frontier.
After many hours' fighting the army of Hon
duras was defeated.
Panama, Feb. 19. — Passengers who reached
Panama to-day from Central American ports
brought additional information regarding the
outbreak of hostilities between Nicaragua and
Honduras. They say that President Zelaya is
backed by the enemies of Salvador, Honduras
and (iuntemnla. These, agitators are known
locally as "emigrados." On the other hand,
Honduras 1m supported by General Escalon,
President ot Salvador, and Manuel Estrada
Cabrera, President of Guatemala.
It is said that the ambition of Zelaya is to
establish n union of the, states of Central Amer
ica. His plan la to replace the Presidents of
the>=e states by others favoring his scheme.
Pollcarpo Bonilla, who wns at one time Presi
dent o' Honduras, arid led the recent revolution
In that country, (h now iii Costa Rica, presum
ably for the purpose of persuading that govern
ment to remain neutral. The government of
Costa Rica is enforcing the laws to prevent the
arming and organizing of Nlcaraguan "emi
grados," or refugees, who are living in Costa
Business In both Honduras and Nicaragua is
paralysed. Hecrultlng \a causing heavy losses
to the coffee planters. Last week Honduras re
ceived a large consignment of war material.
State of Siege Proclaimed — Rights
of Americans Recognized.
Puerto Cortes. Honduras, Feb. 13 (by Steam
ship, via New Orleans, Feb. 18).— The Attitude
of the Honduras government In the present dis
pute -with Nicaragua wns shown to-day »•>■ the
arrival here of a declaration by the National
Congress of Honduras that the republic is In a
state of nlegi. The declaration was Issued at
the capital o i February 9. and on the day fol
lowing two thousand men marched to the ex
ecutive mansion, where Congress was In ses
sion, and demanded war against Nicaragua.
Tho mass meeting brought up tho subj<
armed American camps in the course of a dis
cussion of enormous concessions grunted by
Nicaragua to foreigners, part of these grant u
being in territory awarded to Honduras by the
recent settlement of the boundary dispute be-
Honduras arid Nicaragua- Reports wore
current some months ago, it was said at the
meeting, that Nicaragua expected the
American companies and their men to aid them
against Honduras In" defending their grants, and
It !.h known that these American companies have
been arming.
The Ilomlurau Congress early tl Is i
passed v decree to protect the concession hold
m-s. This decree says that "ail rights d<
by Individuals under acts of th« govenum
Nicaragua prior to December 23. I
■1 territory awarded to Honduras should
be recognised, and they should continue I • poa
sees and us., these rights according to the laws
of Honduras without any other obligations than
Inscribing their titles In the customary b
registry." \ time limit of M\ months graa
flx-d tor such action.
A* this dispatch U mailed troops sre march
ing toward the Nlcaraguan frontier the salaries
of civil officials bave been suspended thi
out the republic, and the Red Cross is organizing
for active Held work. War contributions are ar
riving at tho capita] freely.
Legislature "Shows" How to Pro
nounce Xafiie of State.
Jefferson City, Mo., Feb. 19 A Join; and iron
t resolution was Introduced in the Mis
sourl Legislature to-day providing for the proper
elation of tho name "Missouri " The fol
lowing section explains Just how It should i»«
pronouni ed
That, the onlj true pronunciation of the name
of the state, in the opinion of thin body, is that
received from the native I:. .Hans, and that It
.should be pronounced In three syllables, accented
on the second syllable. The vowel In the first
syllable i* short "1." In the second syllable long
double "o," In the third syllable short •■!.■• 'R--
In the two syllables In which It occurs has th*
sound of "s" and not "z."
Bellevue Doctors Have Several Cases, and
Issue Warning to East Siders.
As b result of the ravages of tho iittlo Intes
tinal parasite Trichina ppi rails, physicians of
Bellevue Hospital said last night that there
might be a small epidemic of trichinosis. There
are eight patients in Bellevue Hospital now suf
fering from the disease, nil of whom live on tho
lower East Side. The disease produced by the
paranlte Is very painful and difficult to treat,
and therefore the physicians feel that a warn
ing ought to be given, as thf disease is avoid
It was < xplalned lust night that the disease
was caused by eating infected pork Which had
not been thoroughly cooked. The Trichina
eplrallH 1b a small parasite that thrives In tho
muscular tissues of hogs. 'So far us known,
hoKH, cats and rats are the only animals nf
fected by the parasite. Proper cooking makes
the disease !mponalb!e.
IBy Telegraph to The Xrtbune.]
Philadelphia, Feb. — Dawson Hoopes, of
Hoopes & Townsend, bolt and rivet manufact
urers, to-day shot Charles Newhall, well known
In business and social circles here. The shoot
ing occurred at the Ambler, Hoopes'a home, and
Is said to be the result of NewhaU's attention to
Mrs Hoopes some years ago, which led to a
divorce. Newhall was shot in the neck and leg.
He la said to have drawn a pistol, hut was too
Wallace. Idaho, Feb.l9.— An extraordinary story
of crime and conspiracy was unfolded to-day In
the trial of "Steve" Adams, when Archie Phillips,
Fred Tyler's neighbor and friend, told of the
"Jumper Killers' association," a secret society al
leged to have been for dby men living along
Marble Creek In UM>4. Its purpose was sup
posed to be the killing of men who had jumped
the timber claims of some of the earlier arrivals.
"Jack" Sltnpkinn, whose claims had been Jumped
by Tyler, was supposed to be one of the ring
leadors, as also was "Steve" Adams.
Great Majority Favors liberal
Policy Toward Catholic.'}.
Paris, Feb. 10. By a majority of. 5801 th»
Chamber of Deputies to-day not only express d
confidence in the government and authorised it
to conclude negotiations for the leasing of
churches to parish priests, but It Indorsed, with
storms of applause, a remarkable speech by the
Minister of Education, M. Briand, in which the
Extreme Left \\ as openly rebuked for its intol
erant spirit. The minister paid that it was un
worthy of republic, ns, or oven of freo thinkers,
not to respect the faith of millions of their fol
low countrymen. The object of separation, ho
said, was disestablishment, tint persecution.
Liberty of worship, whether Catholic, Protestant
or Jewish, must be respected. The Catholic
Church ".is not like any other sect, it had seen
fit to forfeit i hurches, seminaries and rectories
of which it'mlght now he in possession, but this
did not prevent the government from recognis
ing the ripht of Catholics to worship, and the
government therefore Intended to keep the
Catholic churches open for catholics, and for no
one else.
When M. Briand had finished the lpsue had
I — i clearly defined. The. followers of of.
Combes, alone and unsupported, were over
■u helmed.
Premier Clemenceau cut rather a- sorry figure
Although he Indicated his approval of
all M. Briand said, he did not mount the tribune.,
and the leadership of the Church question
plainly has passed to his subordinate.
M, Briand made the point that the law or
January 2 specifically contemplated contracts
of occupation and that consequently the govern
ment was not exceeding Us powers. Ha took
care not to reveal tho text of the contract agreed
upon, thus leaving latitude to give and take
phould further obstacles art?". He announced,
however, that the government would li
clause In these contracts to prevent foreign
priests or members of religious orders not rec
ognised In France from becoming parties there
to. Ho admitted that the government could not
constrain the mayors, who were at liberty to
make any contracts, provided they were legal.
but if they exercised their right to refine con
tracts the government would be compelled not
only to keep the churches open. l>ur to maintain
them at tho expanse of the coin;
It is agreed to-night on all sld>\s that a form
ula for th" | ss sow will soon be found, and that
the m •'"'■h controversy
• an end.
The Cabinet met to-day, with President Fal
lieres In the chair, and unanimously approved
the agreement reached yesterday between M.
Briaiid .i\.l Premier Clemenceau relative to the
form of t! ■ ■ if churches lo the parish
The Chamber of I>.«p-iti.« w.im r wded to-day
In anticipation of s stormy session. M. M<
Radical Republican, nr t tie opening of the de
; .if denied the existence of s conspiracy to
overthrow the ministry, and said that he merely
expressed the disappointment of all Republicans
at tho fact that "the government had seen fit
to give satisfaction to tilts bishops' ultimatum."
a :!■■:■ an IntempexatS denunciation of the gov
by M. Allard, Socialist, M. Bri
an d mounted th.< tribune, The Minister of Ed
it, m a brilliant speech, which drew ro
from th« Centre and
even from the Right, maintained that the gov
nt would not abandon its conciliatory
jti.il In •] ' guei of Its ene
■ would tl^ht out the
on thai
It '.\;i.a apparent at •■ of m. Brland's
speech that the battle of the government hoi
•a won, for a So';a!:st Deputy, who
ted to n new the criticism of the govern
■ policy, •■ 1 down.
Hungarian Ambassador, Count
yon Khevenhttller-Metsch, acting under In
tluns • ; ivernment, which In turn i* act
• of t!.« Vatican authorities, to
day t Iced the French government to
place the embassy la post I the diplo
• :.'i dated ;::".- to the rupture of
: - . . . ■ a >"at lean in
1904, which were taken by the BYench author!-
Sunclature when Monslgnor Montag
nini was expelled. The Foreign Minister, M.
Plnchon, agreed to '!" so, . ■> . ■;., transfer will
lie made this tveek In the presence of an
of the Foreign Office. The Associated Press Is
authorised to deny statements that the French
government contekted the transfer of the docu
ments, andj to point out thai 'he diplomatlo doc
uments were never removed from the Nuncia
The prefects have suspended the mayors of
81 Brieuc and Mortals for permitting
removed from the schools, to be repla
Woman found Unconscious — Acci
dent Due to Water Heater.
Buffering from gas poisoning. Mrs Mary
vito'is, fifty-one years old, an Austrian, was
taken to the Presbyterian l i> >si>! t u 1 yesterday
from hex home. No. 214 East 72d street, where
she was found unconscious la her bedroom. That
the case wan purely accidental was shown aft<>r
the police of the East 87th street station com
pleted their examination, which lasted all day.
Mrs. VItOUB Is a wealthy woman, and lives
with two maids In a brownstone front house.
Her husband and daughter are said to be In
Testerday morning, when one of the maids
went to call Mrs. Vltous she found her uncon
scious In her bed. The room was filled with gas.
Running to the street, the maid found Police
man BEussnacher, of the EJasi 67th street sta
tion. After opening tho windows, the police
man called It Draper, of the Presbyterian Hos
pital, arid Dr. Pisek, of No 290 Basi 72d street.
Oas w 'is found to be escaping from h hot water
attachment In the bathroom, adjoining th>< bed
room, and the door between the two rooms was
Mr. Bonaparte Orders Seventy-eight Suits
Brought Against Railroads.
Washington, Feb. Ift— Attorney General Bona
parte has directed that suits be Instituted
against a number of railroad companies to ro
cover penalties for violation of the safety np
pllance law. Information upon which these
prosecutions will be bused was reported to tho
Interstate Commerce Commission by its safety
eppllance Inspectors.
£event] -eighi violations In all are alleged, and
the railroads made defendants Include the Ala
bama Great Southern, the Atlantic Coasl Line,
the Central of Georgia, the Denver & Hi<>
Grande, the Eaglesmere and the WUUamsport
North Branch, the Erie, the International &
Great Northern, the Missouri. Kansas & Texas,
the Moi.il. ,v Ohio, tii>- Pennsylvania, the Wash
lugi >n Southern, the St, Louis A San Frani Isco,
the Southern Pacific, the Southern, the Texas
Mexican and the Wabash. The greatest num
ber of alleged violations of law is fifteen,
charged againsi the Mobile &• Ohio, while
twelve are charged against the Pennsylvania,
ten apainft the International A Great Northern
and eight igainsl the T^xas Mexican.
Republicans Carry Philadelphia by
About SSjOOO Plurality,
Philadelphia, Feb. l? -Congressman John R
Reyburn, Republican, was ejected Mayor r>f
Philadelphia to-day, defeating William Potter.
former Minister to Italy, the Democratic and
City Party candidate, by aboul 35.900 plurality.
Black. Republican, for Receiver of Taxes, won
over Franklin s. Edmonds, Democrat and City
Party candidate, by about the- same vote, A
llghi vote was polled.
The future of th" City Tarty depended upon
the outcome of to-day's contest. This organiza
tion was created by the "Committe of Seventy."
Elected Mayor of Philadelphia Testerday,
early In 1903, to obtain council seats and elect
a Mayor this year in opposition to the regular
Republican candidate. A few months after the
organization of tho City Party came the gas
right, which resulted In the defeat of th<*
Republican organisation in November, 1906, by
the fusion forces. The n I I and the
Democrats continued the fight until last No
vember for Governor arid other state officers
and were def< at>- i.
After the November election the Republican
organization leaders pre-.iicted that the m
•y Tarty had come, but that organixatloa
placed a full ticket in tho field for to-day's elec
tion. Both sides expressed themselves as sun
of victory, but the Republicans were th*> more
confident They predicted a plurality of 50.000
f>r Congressmaji Reyburn, and th<
Hugh Black for Tax Receiver. The •
th^ reform leaders varied from 10.000 to •_"<».<>•«>
plurality. While the City Party has pr
l<~>st the contest for Mayor and Race!
Taxes, it Is expected to Increaa • Its representa
tion iti city councils and In the boards Of
Mayor Weaver's term expires In April and
the city charter he cans '. him
Explodes in Crowded Tenement
House on Upper East Side.
Through the exploding of a bomb in the five
story tenement house at No •"•-•' Easi filst
street late test night nearly a hundred persons
thrown v to a panic, and there uas a wild
dash toe>: ersons
sought safety i n the narrow flro escapes, and
en and policemen were finally compelled to
put up ladd< ra to take the excited
the »tr<-et.
Although detectives from the Fast flTth *tr«>et
station were on the scene a few minute*
the bomb had been hurled into the hallway and
they examined many of the persons 11
the house, thus far they have been unable lo
get any clews to the person who threw the
Big Export Movement Begins—
famine the Cause.
There is now setting in a heavy export move
ment In wheat from the United States, due prin
cipally to the failure of the crops and to the
famine In Russia, which is normally a grain
exporting country. Last week there ■■
for export to Europe 2,000,000 bushels of wheat.
That figure will I -rent week,
for on Mond ly is»»,<»*t bushels were bought, nnd
yesterday the purchases aggregated 840,000
bushels. <>r 106 loads (the standard of
Ing the cann! boatload of 8.000
A larKe percentage, of the grnin purchased is
macaroni wheat, which, although of good qual
ity, Is cheaper than | 1 grades of ordinary
Freight arrangements have hex for all
of the wheat thus far obtained, much of which
will not he forwarded from the interior until
the coming of spring makes possible its trans
portation by lake and canal to this and oth«»r
ports. Most of tlie wheat being taken for ex
port is to be sent to Hamburg, there to be trans
shipped for Russian ports. An important feat
ure of this export movement is the Influence it
will have In strengthening the position of th«
United States in the international money
Mentally Alert, but Physically Broken —
Seeks to Avoid Public.
London. Feb. 20.— An authoritative statement
concerning tho health of Joseph Chamberlain
is published to-day Although it does not con
firm the worst minors. It shows that Mr. Cham
berlain Is completely broken physically', al
though he is mentally alert, lie passes most
of his time indoors at Highbury, his B'rmlng
ham residence, but when iht? Weather is Him he
drives in a carriage in the grounds of his estate
or on unfrequented roads in the vicinity, lie
seeks to avoid the public gaze. He never stays
outside tho house more than forty-flw minutes
nt ii time. He. sometimes spends considerable
tiiue in his orchid bouses, an the temperature of
these buildings suits him, or he Is wheeled In
an invalid chair about the grounds. He occa
sionally takes a short walk, supported by his
stout stick and the arm of his wife, but the
Invalid chair always Is at hand.
IBy retesrsps to Tat Tribune. ■
Wilmington, DeL, Feb. 18— The affairs of the
Shipyard Trust were wound up here to -day when
Judge Bradford, la the United States Court, .dis
charged ex-Senator James Smith, Jr. of Newark.
N. J.. as ancillary receiver for Delaware of the
United States Shipbuilding Company. His bond of
£<10,000 was released, The receiver, who was ap
pointed Inly 11, ':«■'. to take charge of (he trusts
Wilmington plant, was not present.
Atlanta, Feb. 19.— The Atlanta News Publish
ing Company to-day was formally adjudges ■ bans
nipt on the petition hi bankruptcy tiled January 31.
Th» liabilities i.i Hi- ■•mi my were placed si »74.7i>;
and the assets at $>3.251. The company published
"The Atlanta News, which su^p^xid&ii publication
J£qu£ tiro w«ej|» ago,
Jerome Trie.* to Spare Her — She
Makes Damaging Admissions.
District Attorney Jerome tried hard yesterday
to spare Evelyn Wesbtt Thaw th« ordeal of a
cross-examination which undoubtedly would
bare all the hitherto hidden, sordid -tails of a
life familiar with vicious surroundings, »nd]
failed. Not only for the girl herself he pleaded,
but for the community, before which this story?
must be placed In all Irs naked
"I will take the position I have always taken.
your honor." he said to Justice FitzGerald.
"that if In my opinion an honest can** of insanity
Is made out here. I will stand up in . ourt and
say bo. The only question is whether or not
Thaw was insane when he killed Stanford,
White. It is not proper that I should take thla
unfortunate young woman through the coarse I
would have to take her through onless: It be
comes a matter of stern nec-sslty. and t am
surprised that any reputable counsel should at
tempt to force a cross-examination under tho«ta
But all the District Attorney* arguments and
Pleas availed not. Thaw's counsel, adhering to
their strict right to produce their witnesses in
the order they thought best in the interests of
their client refused to accede to the suggestion
that Dr. Deen.ar. Dr. Blngaman and Mr*.
Thaw. who could give valuable testimony di
rectly bearing upon the mental condition of the)
defendant, should be called, and Mr. Jerome,
was. perforce. obliged to go on with his cross
examination. It was a momentary ik-tory for
Mr. Delnias. I at it is doubtful if the jury would
rather not have been spared the spectacle of th»
young wife writhing under the* searching probe,
of Mr. Jerome's examination, and listening to
the iteration and reiteration of her pitiful story.
It was late yesterday afternoon when Mrs.
Evelyn Thaw's ordeal beg and it lasted for
not much more than half an hour, hut
in that short time, Mr. Jerome had be
gun the unfolding of a chapter in her
career that had not been referred to. and the
public mention c.f which caused the girl to
shrink and tremble on the stand. It concerned
certain letters she had written to the Mercan
tile Trust Company it; the early part of ".m2.
only a little while after her alleged maltreat
ment by Stanford White and at * time, she had
testified, when she was filled with dislike for
the architect and absolutely refused to see him
alone. Four letters to the company and eighteen
other papers, apparently cherks or receipts. she)
hesitatingly admitted, had been signer! by her.
"Were you not during th» year 10<>2. or por
tions of it. drawing from the Mercantile Trust
Company the nun of $2r» a we^k when you were
not playing}" asked Mr. Jerome "Yes." said
th 3 witness.
The girl's face was ghastly wart* , her eyes
sfared appealing at the prosecutor; she seemed
to shrink back In the large chair.
Just when it appeared thnt the name of hep
benefactor would be made known— -and nn-» nama
was on the tip of everybody's tongue — Mr. Je
rome shifted suddenly to th» time of Mrs.
Thaw's return from Europe, in the fall of 1903.
By the register of the Hotel Savoy it was shown
that sh»-- had gene straight from the steamer to
that hotel and registered "Evelyn Xesbit and]
maid." on Saturday, October 24. 1303.
Mr. Jerome had Mrs. Thntv say that the only
reason she refused- Thaw's suit in Pans was be
iausf> of her association with White. -It was
due to your great love f.»r him thai you made)
this renunciation?*! **Tes.™
One* again the girl':; parly life was gone over.
•Tour surroundings were pure and jsrood?" asked
Mr. Jerome anil received art affirmative reply.
Then, apparently without any relevancy to the
previous questions, he turned •■• the witness's
direct testimony about posing for photographs In
1901 and read it.
An objection rr.ade by Mr. Delmas at this point
brought an Important ruling from the court.
Those things you told Mr. Thaw as bavins;
occurred to you at the hands of Stanford White
tiere true, were they not?" Mr. Jerome asked.
"I object on the ground that we ourselves
were not lowed to testify as to the truth of
the occurrence."
Justice FitzGeraM ruled that the prosecutor
could cross-examine on th* njienHuii of credi
bility, i
"Then he may cross-examine to undermine or
Impair the (act that she stated to her husband
these things," ■aid Mr. Dehnaa, and the court
50 ruled.
Mrs. Thau was asked when she learned sh»
had been cited as a corespondent in the l .Merer
divorce sufi Mr. Jerome tried to have her ad
mit that it was In 1903, after her return from
Europe, but she insisted It was In 1904.
In the development of this line of cross-ex
amination there rame from the witness aa
admission that while in. Boulogne. France.
shortly after she had confessed to Thaw, and
at a time when she had testified to h«r abhor*
rence of White, she had written one. or two let
ters to the architect, but could not remember
whether she had sent a cable message to htm.
It was a damaging admission, an 1 the young
woman was evidently relieved when the District
Attorney asked for an adjournment. As she
went from the courtroom her head was bowed]
and her cheek* ashen. Nor even a glance dM
she cast toward her husband, who during; her
examination had watched her -with breathless
Mrs Thaw had finished her direct examine*
tion at the morning session. Very little had
been developed that affected the case. More.
scandalous stories of White were told, Including
the "girl In the pie" tale, all from hearsay, and
the defence got in evidence the communication
Thaw cent to Anthony Comstock concerning two
places where. Thaw said, "orgies" were carried
on. Although Comstock Investigated the places
mentioned, his Investigation apparently failed to
substantiate the truth of the complaint, as noth
ing was ever done in the matter.
The only other witness yesterday was Mrs. J.
J. fame, who took Evelyn Nesbit when she
and Thaw were ordered from the Hotel Cum
berland' and sheltered her in a flat in "West 01st
street. Her testimony was valuable to the de
fence only as showing that on three or four oc
casions Whan she. Evelyn Nesblt and Thaw bad
met Watte by accident Thaw had shown his
enmity for White and acted "Irrationally." Mrs.
Gates also testified to acting as an eavesdropper
at the request of Evelyn Neablt's mother and
overhearing an offer made by Thaw to provide*
Will leave New York Thursday, February 21. via
Pennsylvania Railroad. »t 1:25 P. *!.. with Broiler
Buffet Parlor Cars and coach's. Other through
trains to Atlantic City 1«av« at 58 A. M.. 3:sl
F M. weekdays: Sun-lavs ;..". A. M.
Returning. l*av» Atlantic City Sunday. February
"1 with p-nior cars and dining * T . i:* n F. JI. ---»
ce&cfasy end 6.30 P. M. icogctasj-—

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