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Praises Wife; Talks of Prosecutions
"Blacklegs"— Defiant.
Harry K. Thaw's efforts to get a personal
Statement to the newspapers, which were frus
trated by the vigilance of his counsel on
Wednesday, met with success yesterday. Al
most as soon as he had taken his seat in the
courtroom In the morning he leaned over and
told the newspaper men mar him that later In
the day he would have something for them, the
result being that the following statement was
Issued through Daniel O'Reilly, one of his coun
This Is Mr. Thaw's second statement since
August JO.
With chances millions to one against her
after the catastrophe in 1!«tl. it is wonderful
that Mr?. H. K. Thaw prevailed la the cross
examination, against the prosecution hacked by
Her testimony was absolute truth.
Our evidence w?.s of conversations, the cross
examination lias proved the «\a>t facts under
Mr. Jerome, finding* his Informants In certain
lines falsifiers, concluded by mure usual meth
ods, ■which is to his credit.
However, from boom of his questions and
some of his unprofessional remarks in <\>un. it
appeared clearly that the natural and real good
ness of the witness is above hi* comprehension.
The issuance of a statement by » prisoner on
trJal. with the consent of his counsel, must be
edded to the already l"tig list of surprising in
clder.ts which have accompanied the prepress of
the case. In pecking for the reason, considera
tion must be given to Thaw's Increasing ner
vousness of manner shown in the courtroom.
Those who have watched the prisoner closely
have observed that he is growing more restless
day by day. The strain of the trial seems to
be telling on him. He is hardly ever still in
fcts seat. There are many other nervous symp
toms which the alienists for the state have
noted and crhlcb later may be taken Into <i>n
•ridoration should the District Attorney ask them
to base an opinion of Thaw's sanity on his man-
Mr in court.
(Mr. Jero-.ne made little progress yesterday In
Ms efforts to or.tangle Dr. itton D. Evans,
the defence's alienist, until a few mlnutes-before
the < ■:. ■ of the court day. He had taken the let
ters written by Thaw in 1903. which are known
as Ex His A to I," and had asked Dr. Evans
•tether, as a whole, they showed that the
writer was Insane. Dr. Evans Bald that "the
writer was in a state of mind that would not
fxclude insanity," that they exhibited "mental
unsoundness." Taken individually some of the
letters showed a "disorderly stata of mind." He
could not give a more definite opinion on the
letters alone; he would have to take other clr
ciimstain-es of the case into consideration. Dr.
rivans srid.
"Well, you wrr*» able to give an opinion on a
hypothetical question, which excluded a great
many things." Mr. Jerome protested.
"My recollection is that it included many
things that aidod m<» in forming an opinion,"
rrffirt'-d Jho expert. At the prosecutor's sug
nrsti<ii> lie repeated from nicmory. the points
of the hypothetical question. It was then that
Dr. Evans made a blunder, for he mentioned as
one of the* hyjMMheses that Thaw's mother had
suffered from nervousness induced by the fact
that she had found on« of her, children dead in
bfd by her side fourteen months before the
birth of Harry Thaw. This Incident had not
been included In Mr. I>elmas\«i question, as it
had not been admitted in evidence. Mr. Jerome
"pointed this out, and. although Dr. Evans said
he was sure he had confined himself, solely to
what was contained in the question when he
formed his opinion that Thaw was of unsound
mind in If*t::. the impression was left that "this
Important fart." as the expert designated it,
might have influenced him.
It Is understood thai ■■hen Dr. Deemar and
Dr. Bir.gaman, the Thaw family physicians, are
called by .the prosecution, much stress will be
placed on this Incident of Mrs. William Thaw's
life. Tli" District Attorney will contend, and try
to show by the physicians* testimony, that from
th*> lame Mrs. Thaw put -out her hand and
touched the cold body of her baby until and
even after Harry Thaw was born, she was in a
highly nervous condition. On their testimony
and that of Dr. Allan McLane Hamilton, the
alienist, who was once employed by Thaw's
counsel and examined the prisoner in the Tombs,
and who is said to be ready to testify that
ThJtw is suffering from progressive paranoia,
Mr. Jerwne, it is asserted, will ask Justice Fitz-
Gerald for the appointment of a commission in
It Is probable that Dr. Evans will spend the
whole of to-day on the witness stand. He was
served In court with a subpoena to bring cer
tain opinions on the case he had written, and
which he refused to promise to produce at the
request of Mr. Jerome.
Jerome Asked Questions and Dr.
Evans Dodgtd Them All Day.
As coon as Dr. Eva! ; alienist expert for
Thaw, was called Is th- stand yesterday morn-
Ing defence Exhibits A to 1 -the letters written
to Frederick LonsrfelUw an. to Mrs. Thaw
while the defendant wa* In Paris In the fall of
1503 were given to him. He read them, and Mr.
Jerome then added:
'Do People's Exhibit A to I disclose a sound
or unsound mind
I Dr. Evans replied: "To me they show an ab
eenc« of mental stability."
•T'-> thry show that during the period covered
th« dfferdant wxis Insane?"
•"To at? mind they is show signs of mental
uns'»u:i«ii!oss and instability."
An opportunity was allowed to I>r. Evans to
look through the tetters to pick «ut portions that
BjßJgaiL in Jus mind. chow the mtntal instability
of the writer.
Ha selected one letter and said Vhat the phys
ical cs;.ect of it showed something -jut-en It was
written on plain, coarse paper rr«th ■* lead pen
cil tnd -.vas to Evelyn MeaML Wiia a man of
Thaw's bringing up and with all hl» money at
command, the expert said. It was an evidence of
mental instability nsal ho should have written
in this way. He said that there was additional
ground for the belief In the fact that *c writer
bud offered the mother of the young woman
Jloe/K><» If she would induce her daughter to
many n!m. i'Vi
Ism letters were then taken seriatim, aid Mr.
Jerome tried to have I>r. Evans tell what signs
„: Insanity or sanity he found In each. Exhibit
<«StbMM>e os) fourth pace.
Cniui-day.- '.'- 2. ?. M and 3. ■■'.■'■: I'iim Sunday.
v!a , i'e»n*Yiv«m«a iUHrn<i. Kates »S" ..r a*. »•-••
TteSSfr i'* l "" »»•*!** >B a. M- l .ii end - a
P. ai« on dates na*.:ol.-Au...
T«-d«T. rain.
T<vmotron. partly cloudy; fr**h nortlim«t wind*.
Italy Wishes to Have So More of
Them Sold Abroad.
Rome. Feb. '_'«.- The government has ordered
the sequestration of the remainder <»f the paint
ings by Van Dye* M Genoa, several of which
were sold to J. Pierpont Morgan recently by
the family " f the Marquis of Cattnneo. The
poverniK-nt wishes to prevent tho sale abroad
of the remaining paintings. The eminent H
mad- that Mr. Morgan has ontained a K<".<l
bargain in the canvases ho has acquired.
'woman painter missing.
Friend of Lord and Lady Grey Dis
appears on Trip to Montreal.
Montreal. Feb. 28.— Mrs. Arthur B.heiina, of
England, known as John Presergast, :i decorator
and painter, a friend of l-'>nl and Lady Grey,
who came to C.tiiada to paint a portrait of bis
lordship's daughter, was to have opened an ex
hiblti. ii at the Art Gallery here of her own
works, but is mysteriously missing.
H is said that she arrived here on Friday last
at the Canadian PacMc Railroad station, but
since then all trace of her has been lost Bh« is
said to be a friend of W. T. Stead. Detectives
are searching for her.
Mother and Daughter Die in Flames
— Father Badly Burned.
Mrs. Mnry Regan, sixty-two years old. and
her daughter. Nellie, thirty-one years old, of
N'>. »;."> Taylor street. "WiUlamsburg, were fatally
burned yesterday afternoon in their home. Peter
Regan was badly burned while trying to save
his wife ami daughter.
Regan Is employed as a night watchman anil
usually leaves his home about 5 o'clock. About
an hour before that time his daughter, who
had been washing her hair and had let it hang
loose whiie preparing her father's supper, leaned
over the kitchen stove. Her hair caught fire
and she was soon in a blaze. Her mother rushed
to her help, flames spread to Mrs. Regan.
Regan, wfa< was asleep, was awakened by the
screams of hi^ wife and daughter, and rushed to
their aid. He attempted to smother the flames
with bedding. His clothing soon caught fire.
The tumult brought J..hn Noonan. who lives
on the third floor of the house. When he reached
the Regan apartments he found the mother and
daughter lying dead on the floor and Regan
lying unconsdous a few feet away from them.
Charged tcith Conspiring to Fiv
Prices in Providence.
Providence, l*eb. 2S. Nine prominent coal
dealers and companies of this city were Indicted
to-day on the charge of conspiring t<> fix the.
price of coal. The indictments were returned by
:i special grand Jury, which was convened Im
mediately after the passage of a resolution in
the Legislature calling on th* Attorney General
to Investigate. the reason foi the pudden increase
in the price of coal.
T";ring the last week In January several deal
era raised the price ?1 L'.*i a ton. Th<>fie Indicted
are the Eastern Coal Company, the John Little
Company, Curran & Burton. John R. White &
Sons Co., Inc., Harry P. Clark, Smith P. Bur
ton. James Kinghorn. Marwin White and George
B. Warren. •
Worcester Art Museum Gets Be
tween $2,000,000 and $3,500,000.
[By TplfKraj.h to The TrllHine.l
Worcester. Mass.. Feb. -H.— The will of Stephen
Salisbury, opened and made public November -<*.
1905, made private bequests of 1650,000 and gave
the residue of th« estate to the Worcester Art
Museum. Mr. Salisbury in life had been rated as
worth $20,000,000. The Worcester polytechnic
Institute and the American Antiquarian Society
will receive bequests of $200,000 each in cash,
while the Antiquarian Society uls.i get« his big
collection of books, antiques and art treasures.
Harvard University gets $5,000 for its library.
A notable feature of the instrument was the
ample provision made for Mrs. Susan E. Lawton,
for many years a friend. In the main Instru
ment be left her $20,000. and in a codicil he
added $80,000. He also left In trust for her a
handsome new house. Small bequests were made
to distant relatives and local churches.
Boston. Feb. :>. The will of the late Ste
phen Salisbury, of Worcester, which bequeathed
property valued at between $-.' * *V* *J and
.<::,.-,< «•,<«*< to the Worcester Art Muaeum, wan
Sustained to-day by the Massachusetts Supreme
Brooklyn Plain (lathes Men
Charged with Blackmail.
Vive plain clothes men w.-re arrested In Brook
lyn last i!i£rht and two police captains will be ar
to-.lay or later ::s the result of the mvestl
u of the grand jnrv into the charges <>f
bj ickasail broagbJ «•> its attention lust week. At
Hi. tim^ rifhTtllt Newman an<l Secretary I>ona
v) f th< United Liijuor Dealers' Association of
Kiisps «'«.u'ity ■i!!'l some two hundred saloonkeep
ne beard. The allagnd blarkmntiing was <;<r
rii i on chiefly la Diuwns»llle an.i Bast New York.
The technical charge pf *— * the mm is "extor
District Attorney Clarke obtained- bench war
mi, • for the men from Judge Fawcett, of the
County Court, In the afternoon and sent word to
Deputy Police. Commissioner O'Keeffe. who ordered
the men to appeal at heidquarters, where they
were arrested. They were then locked up In the
Adams street police station without privileges of
bail and will be arraigned before Judge Fawcett
Th prisoners are Michael Haynes, of the Hamil
ton avenue station; John J. Murphy, of the Coney
[stand station; Peter McGlone, of the Coney Island
police station; Charles F. Matthews and W. T.
I i. tier, ,if the ilatbsjsa station.
For several months the liquor dealers of Kings
County havd been making a tight against the al
leged RTafting on the part of plain clothes men.
Recently the charges were carried to the District
Attorney's office, and men were assigned to get
evidence to carry the charges before the grand
Jury. It is said that among the charges that will
come oat In the case Is that certain plain clothes
Bass levied n tax of from $5 to 310 on saloonkeepers
who did business on Sundays, particularly at Coney
There was great excitement among the Brooklyn
police list night. The arrests came as a distinct
surprise, but the news spread through the depart
ment with greit speed.
tact incde tae highball foxacua.—
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She Will Build One Ship Less if
Understanding Is Reached.
London, Feb. 28.— A statement of the naval
estimates for 11X»7-'<!H. presented to Parliament
t"-ni£ht. introduces a novel feature, m? it makes
the construction of battleships during the com
ing year dependent In a measure "ii the (!<■-
Liaiona reached at the next Peace Conference :it
Tin- Hague. Tims the n*w construction, esti
mated at .«4ii..-,<MMhn>. asalnsi $40,175,000 for
V.mm;-'<i7. will. s;;ys Lord Tweedmouth, First
I^onl of the Admiralty, •'include two. or unless
an understanding between tYu- naval powers is
reached at the Hague conference, three 'ame
armored vessels of the .Dreadnought type"
One East unarmored cruiser, Bye torpedo b/>at
destroyers, twelve torpedo boats aim twelve sub
marines also are provided for. On April I
there will be under construction five battleships,
seven armored cruisers, eight torpedo boat de
stroyers, seventeen torpedo boats and twelve
submarines. The estimates for the year show ;i
total reduction of one thousand men and .<.">.• ;t*>,
»mm>. compared to UxMI-'nT.
Lord Tweedmouth comments on the striking
Improvement In the gunnery of the Beet com
pared to last year. The average of bits wan
practically doubled, and the improvement v is
general throughout the fiee» and not confined to
n picked selection „f crack ships. The First
I/ord of the Admiralty mentions also the highly
aatisfactorj performancea of the battleship
Dreadnought and the greater efficiency that has
resulted from the system of nucleus crews. As
an Illustration of this system and the better
state of repair resulting from it he compares
the condition <>f January. l!M»t, when out Of
sixty battleships thirty-eight were not available
owing to the need ..f repairs, with that of Jan
uary, l'.N>7, when out of ftf;y-one battleships
only eight were not available.
In dealing with tho redistribution of the fleets,
as recently explained In these dispatches. Lord
Tweedmouth touched Indirectly on the position
of Admiral L.ord Beresford. He explained that
the home fleet was still in process of develop
ment, and that some time would elapse before it
could reach its full strength He said the Beets
at home would continue to be combined for war
purposes under the orders of the commander of
the channel fleet, l.ord Beresford, while the
Channel, Atlantic and home fleets would carry
out their periodic mameuvres together under
his command. This is believed to meet Lord
Beresford's objection that practically all vessels
of the destroyer class had boon taken from the
Channel squadron for the home fleet, as Lord
Bereaford is now In virtual command of both.
Continuing, Lord Tweedmouth said In his
statement that the Channel and Atlantic fleets
still occupied the principal fighting position, and
would In no way be Interfered with by th*» horn*
Heet except in case of a totally unforeseen out
break of war during the absence of th» Channel
and Atlantic lleets from home waters.
Lord Tweedmouth notes the fact that the
flr^t cruiser squadron la going to Jamestown for
the opening cf the exposition.
The total of the naval estimates Is 1155.2U.046.
Morse to Build Turbine* and Spend
Millions in Havana.
According to private cable advices received
here yesterday from Havana, Charles W. Morse,
who Is now Iti Cuba, has become enthusiastic
over the development of the Island, and prom
ises to build up a great passenger and freight
service between New York. Havana and other
Cuban ports. Ho hopes to put Into .-service with
in v year two fast turbine steamers, which will
make the nip between New York and Havana
In two days, which is one-half tlv> time now
consumed by the fs Steal steamers running be
tween New York and Havana.
Mr. M'if" sailed for Havana several weeks
ago with a party of friends soon after be took
over the Ward Line. In the party were a. H.
Cm tis. president of the National Hank of North
America and Calvin Austin, president of the
Consolidated Steamship Company, which Jn
dudes all of Mr. Morse's steamship lines.
In the report received here yestetday Mr.
Morse said that he went to Cuba primarily to
look over bis recently acquired steamship In
terests. In examining the Held he said he was
greatly impressed with the Improvements that
could be made on the Island, and resolved to
Kpend many millions oj dollars in Havana In th«
way Of Improving transportation facilities and
In hulMtng up business interests.
Mr. Morse said the Consolidated Steamship
Company would give to Cuba a steamship ser
irice as thorough and up to date as that offered
by any of the transatlantic lines. The first move
planned is to Increase the number of ships and
build especially for the New York-Havana
service two turbine steamers adapted to the
Cuban-American traffic, each having accommo
dations for on<- thousand passengers. Mr. Morse
promises to have these steamers In operation
within the year 1907.
Aside from the traffic improvements Mr.
Morse will take up plans for building in Havana
a hotel, which he says will equal any resort in
the world.
"I am confident after my brief visit here." Mr.
Morse said In Havana, "that better facilities
for docking must be made. The Inconvenience
and expense necessitated by the lighterage of
freight might be endured by the company, but
passengers will not submit to things where
they are personally inconvenienced. 1 intend
to construct wharves where steamers can land
their passengers, and In time I promise that
Cuba will be the real Mecca for tourists."
llefore returning to New York Mr. Morse and
his party will go to Mexico and visit several of
the ports where his steumers touch.
Professor Jonathan Big-don, at Fifty-five
Tears of Age, Takes Bride of Twenty.
[ By Telegmph to The Trtbun«. ]
Worcester, Mass., Feb. US.— Dr. Jonathan Hig*
don, last year professor of philosophy at Clark
University, and Miss Alberta Smith, daughter
of Mrs. Alfred Smith, of Falrfleld, 111., were
married there yesterday, according to a telegram
received by his niece. Miss Josephine Church, .of
No. SO West street, this city. He Is over fifty
five years old and his bride Is twenty. Dr. Rig
don became engaged to her mother when they
attended Central Normal College, Danville, Ind..
but they became estranged. He met the daugh
ter only eighteen months ago.
There Is a scarcity of boys in Hoboken willing to
work a* telegraph messengers, and the manager of
one of the offices put three girls to work yesterday.
They will wear a uniform skirt, waist ami cap.
Th*!>e uniforms have been ordered and will . he
ready early next week. The manager was satisfied
yesterday with the work or the eirti
Four Cars Thrown Into Ditch,
Where Fire Destroys Wreckage.
Connellsville, Perm.. Feb. 28— Baltimore *
Ohio train No. 4f», westbound, eighteen mlnutt*
late and running forty miles an hour, was
wrecked near Indian Creek, seven miles east
of this city, to-night. The entire train, con
sisting of a combination smoking and baggage
car. two clay coaches and the private ear of
Robert J. Finney. superintendent of the Pitts
burg Division of the Baltimore & Ohio, left the
rails, and. after running two hundred feet along
the ties, was thrown into a ditch at the foot
Of the mountains, where the wreckage was
The engineer was killed, the fireman fatally
injured and the baggage master, express mes
senger, conductor and six passengers were
seriously Injured. About thirty passengers were
more cr less cut and bruised.
linvi.V, Write Pittsbur*. engineer: caught under th«
wrecked ansiM an. l burn*] to death before the eyes
of the passengers, who were powerless to liberate him.
FREDERICK. T. P.. Pittsburgh fireman; fatally Injured.
HURTOX, P. It.. Plttsburs;, Illiasi master.
SMITH, J. M.. i-umberlanJ. Ml . •'I' l '"' messenger.
M'GOVEfRX, Thomas, l'lttsburg; conductor.
SHIPLEY, I*. 8., Charleroi. J'enn.
i 11 .1., i:. •>. Qarrett«\ tile, Ohio.
TISSUE. Mrs. J W.. MorgantoftlC W. Va.
ROMAN, .1. A.. lUiltlrrore.
COCKRAJC. Miss Jessie. Dawson, Fenn.
UAPE. A.. Dawson, I'epa.
There were forty-one passengers on the train,
including a party of Baltimore & Ohio officials
who were on a trip of Inspection. When the
train was three miles east of Indian Creek the
engineer began to speed in an endeavor to make
up eighteen minutes lost early in the trip. The
train was making about forty miles an hour.
Suddenly the whole train swayed and with
much Jarring and cracking left the rails. Fortu
nately, It took a course northwest from the
track, and, after running along the ties plunged
Int.. a ditch at the foot of the mountains. The
four cars piled in a heap almost directly over
the engine. The passengers were thrown and
tossed about like packages. Screaming and
fighting desperately, they managed to break
the windows and gain places of safety Just as
all the cars took fire from the engine and be
gan to burn fiercely. Within a few moments all
were out.
While they stood in a dated condition
hardly realising their miraculous .-scape, they
were attracted by tho cries --f lrwin. the en
gineer. Several passengers accompanied by
Superintendent Finney and other railroad offi
cials, ran to the engineers assistance.
Their efforts were accelerated by Irwln'S pa
thetic pleading, and every possible attempt was
made to liberate th* engineer, who was tightly
wedged under the wrecked engine, but without
success. Tne flames quickly burned their way
toward the doomed ma a. and It was soon ap
pan Bt that be would i-e cremated. Within a
short time the flames reached the engineer.
There were a few j.lerclng screams and all was
Rattsl tmlns were dispatched from this city
and the injured brought t.. the hospitals here.
Train No. 4!» is the ■ "umbcrland-Pittsburg
accommodation, leaving Cumberland at 15 p. m.
It was doe here at S:SWI The wreck occurred
shortly after f» O'clock.
Regarding the cause of Ins wrack. Superin
tendent Finney said:
The wreck was caus< >1 by some part of the
engine mechanism becoming loosened and drop
ping to the track, throwing the train from tha
tracks. It would be hard to prove this now,
as everything Is broken or burned. It Is tho
most remarkable wreck I have ever known. It
is even more marvellous than the wreck of the
Pennsylvania Special at Mineral Point last Sat
urday morning. Had the train taken . sooth
west coarse after leaving the rails, t would
nave gone over a fltfy-foot embankment.
Hannnerstein If 'ants to Bet That
Tenor Will Sing for Him if at All.
The Bond war is on In full bksfrt Last night
Oscar Hammerstein decided that he would try
to enforce the clause he says Is In his contract
with Bond giving him a two-year option on his
services. Therefore be made an offer to wager
$r>.<*Mi with anybody that if Bond sings In
America at all in the next two yenrs it will l*«
at the Manhattan Opera House. "I Khali keep
Zenatello. of course." be said, "and If I have to
keep Bond, too. in order to prevent his singing
for Mr. Coiirieil, well and good. 'I'll have some
tenors, then, won't I?"
Mr. Haramerstein'fl lawyer would not allow
him to make public his contract with Bond
last night, but he expects to do so to-day. At the
Metropolitan it was said that Bond had been
engaged, and. of course, a legal fight would lie
made, if necessary, to keep him.
In spite r»f •official" denials from Jklr. Ham
mersteln and time, Barnes's representative. It
may be stated that the soprano is negotiating
to sing at the Manhattan next season, and there
is a good prospect of her being engaged there,
Checks on Fifth Avenue Bank — -Man
Found in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia. Feb. L'S.— Ednay Howard, alias
James Lord, alias Ljuvrcnce Vincent, of New
York, was arrested here to-night, charged with
issuing forged checks on the Fifth Avenue
Bank of New York. The alleged bogus checks
were drawn in the name of Dr. Raymon Gut
tatas, of No. 7.~> West r>T»th street. New York,
by whom the prisoner was at one time employed
iis coachman.
The detectives say they have found bogus
checks to the amount of $700. Some of them
were passed on the proprietors of hotels in this
city. The forgeries are declared to have been
so well executed that they were certified and
accepted by the Fifth Avenue Bank. They
were indorsed by Howard, the detectives say,
under his various aliases. Howard was traced
here by New York detectives, and found In a
hotel in 'lib street. He fled from the hotel
and was captured In the street.
IBy Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Brunswick, Ga.. Feb. 28.— Lilian Davenport, ' an
actress, was killed, and her companion, W. H.
Brown, a business man of this city, was mortally
wounded, about 10 o'clock this morning in a se
cluded part of Windsor Park, a pleasure resort.
R. I. Davenport, the woman's husband. Is under
arrest, but denies that he did the shooting.
Davenport Is manager of the Majestic Theatre
here and his wife appeared In j all attractions. She
was n . handsome) woman. The Davenports cams
here from TUlnola,
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Ten Persons Hurt in Resulting
Panic in Madrid.
Madrid. Feb. A bomb exploded In the
cathedral here to-day while a service was being
held. There was at once a great panic in the
congregation, and ten persons received serious
Injuries in the crush to get out of the building.
Challenge Issued After Charges on
Floor of Chamber.
Paris. Feb. 28.— Deputy Gasparin has chal
lenged Deputy Carnaud to fight a duel as a re
sult of an incident in the Chamber of Deputies
this afternoon. M. Carnaud charged M. Gas
parin with the grossest corruption during his
electoral campaign at La Reunion, and with
Instigating an attempt to assassinate his oppo
V ice-President of Lower House
Seriously Wounds Journalist.
Vienna. Feb. 2S. -A furious sword duel was
fought here to-day between Herr Rakovsky.
vicf-presldent of the lower house of the Hun
garian parliament, and Herr Harvath. a local
Journalist. The encounter grew out of charges
of political espionage made by Herr Rakovsky.
Herr Harvath was severely wounded.
Three Women Pinnfd in Wreckage,
but Are Unhurt.
A 40-horsepower touring car. driven by H. J.
Rltzel, of No. IL'4 Weat l«>7th street, was
smashed between two cars In Madison avenue,
near 67th street, yesterday afternoon, and three
women occupants narrowly escaped Injury.
The automobile was following a northbound
Madison avenue car. At »57th street the chauf
feur turned over to the southbound truck to
go ahead of the car. While turning to the
northbound track again the machine was struck
by a southbound car. the motorman of which
was John Donnelly. One side of the automobile
was smashed. The rebound sent It crashing
against the, northbound car. and then it was
crushed between both the cars.
The three women passengers In the machine
were pinned In the wreckage, but were, unhurt.
The automobile was owned by H. B. Harter,
of Bretton Hall. Tho chauffeur had been work-
Ing only three days. There wtre no arrests.
Minority Men Filled xdth Rage
Over His Attack.
. By TW*sTaph to Th« Tribune. 1
Austin. Tex.. Feb. 28.— minority of th©
House are filled with rage over the arraignment
which they received from Senator Bailey in his
speech before that body late last night, follow
ing the unexpected adoption of the majority re
port of the Investigating committee.
Senator Bailey said that he wanted the pict
ures of all the members of the Legislature so he
could frame them and hang them in his house
and Inscribe underneath "Rogues' Gallery." He
vehemently asserted that he would see to It
that not a man who opposed him for re-elect^n
and Who voted against the adoption of the ma
jority report would ever again be elected to
public office.
Judge J. M. Brown arose to a qosstloa of per
sonal privilege to-day, and stated that he be
lieved Bailey's own testimony convicts him of
the charges that were made against him.
Representative S. K. Johnson denounced
Bailey's aspersion upon the minority members
of the House as a wilful and premeditated lie.
Representative M. <;. Jackson, who was called
an anarchist, said: "Mr. Bailey is an infamous
More Fear of General Western Rail
road Strike.
[By Telegraph to Th« Tribune. 1
Chicago. Feb. — A tendency to regard with
Increasing seriousness the possibility of a strike
Involving trainmen and conductors on practical
ly every railroad west of Chicago marked the
attitude of both labor leaders and railroad of
ficials yesterday. Grand Master Morrlssey of
the trainmen and Grand Chief Garretson of tho
conductors are retaining their headquarters at
the Sherman House pending th© result of th*
balloting which Is now going on In their re
spective organizations throughout the West.
Ira G. Rawn. general manager of the Illinois
Central, and chairman of the committee of gen
eral managers, gave out an optimistic statement,
which ended with the sentence. "In the event of
an unfavorable vote of the men as to its propos-
Is, the managers' committee has suggested that
the entire question be submitted to arbitration,"
When Grand Master Morrissey was Informed
of this he said: "It I? a strike vote, it Is up to
the men now."
According to Mr. Rawn's statement, the final
proposals of the railroad managers' committee
preceding the breaking off of negotiations varied
In the case of different roads, but contemplated
a general Increase in pay of passenger conduct
ors, $10 a month: of baggagemen, $♦>, and of
brakemen and flagmen. $T». Overtime was to be
allowed on the basis of fifteen miles an hour at
35 cents an hour for conductors and 2O cents an
hour for other trainmen. The pay of freight
conductors and brakemen was to be increased
10 per cent.
The strike, if called, will involve forty-two
railroads operating between Chicago and the
Pacific Coast, with an aggregate mileage of
Supervisors Take from Spring Valley Com
pany Property Valued at $53,000,000.
San Francisco. Feb. 28.— At a stormy meeting to
night the Board of Supervisors declared forfeited
to the city and county of San Francisco the fran
chises and works of the Spring Valley Water
Company, upon which the company places a value
of 553.0U0.000.
The action was taken by the board under a
state law which the company is accused of having
violated. In that It charged ISO 3 rates hi 1906.
Many families use. as a food-drink, Instead of
Impure milk. Horllck's Malted MUk. original and
only genuine. Always reliable, nutritlous—AdYt.
C. W. Billiard Tells of Large Capi
talization of C. % A.
The Interstate Commerce Commission com- *
pleted yesterday morning the taking of 'test!-,
mony In this city in the inquiry to determine IT
there had been violation of the federal. laws
governing transportation between the states by
the Harriman railroads. It was announced that
the commission would give a hearing to coun
sel on the testimony some time in April In
Washington, but there was no -decision as to
taking any additional testimony in the mean
time. It Is understood that no further testi
mony will be taken unless the commission de
cides to ask the United States District Court
In Washington for a ruling on the refusal of
E. H. Harriman and Otto H. Kahn to answer
certain questions.
Messrs. Kellogg and Severance, counsel for
the government in the inquiry, will Join mem
bers of the commission In Washington to-day
to confer about the report to be made. They
declined last evening to give any statement as
to what they regarded the most important revs
lations In the Inquiry or whether they intended}
to ask the aid of the courts in compelling: Mr.
Harriman or Mr. Ksihn to tell what directors 01
the Union Pacific had been . Interested In the>
sale of Chicago & Alton and Illinois Central
stock to the Union Pacific.
The chief witness at the Inquiry yesterday
morning was Charles W. Hilllard. controller of
the Chicago & Alton, whose testimony threw
some new light on the large capitalization of the.
company in Mr. Harriman's reorganization of
It. He said that the directors whs reorganized}
the road after a syndicate composed of Mr.
Harriman. George J. Gould. Mortimer L. Schiff
and James Stillnian ha.l acquired Its stocls
ordered changes In the books by which over
f 12,000.000. which had been credited to con
struction expenditures uncapitalized. was cred
ited to capital account. Against this was charged
a dividend of 30 per cent on the company's cap
ital stock, which went to the syndicate. The)
money to pay the dividend was taken, the con- ;
troller said, from the $13,000,000 raised by an
issue of SIM6MM of Chicago & Alton bonds.
In connection with Mr. Hilhar.Vs testimony
Commissioner Harlan raised the point that sec*
tion 13 of Article 11 of the constitution of Illi
nois forbids Issues of railway bonds except tor
purposes of improving the road, and provides)
that -all stock dividends and other fictitious In
crease of the capital steel or indebtedness of
any such corporation shall be void."
•I doubt." Commissioner Harlan said, "whether
you could issue a stock dividend to take up this
accumulated surplus to capital account or is
sue bonds for the s.aip* purpose."
This statement ltd to talk In financial circles
in this city later in the day that suits might
be begun to compel the members of the syn
dicate to pay back into the Chicago & Alton
treasury the value of the bonds. It was said
that the bond*, having been widely distributed
as the property of institutions and persona
who had purchased them in good faith, could
not be invalidated, In that connection also It
was recalled that rh'^ New York Legisratur* had
passed an act to wahic s.ivlrgs hanks, is i..
vest money In second mortgage bonds like tha
Chicago & Alton's issue or $22,000,000. It -was)
remembered that at the time of the passage*
of the act then* was talk about the purpose r.3
inrreajie the sale of th* Chicago &.Alton bonds.
The syndicate got the bonds at MS and sold
part of them at '.Hi a little later.
President Felt.-»n of the Chicago & Alton was
a witness in the morn Ins to verify a statement
that the sum spent In Improving the Chicago
■<- Alton property did not exceed $19,000,000)
since the reorganization of the company in
l>Sf,». This was placed in contrast with th»
testimony that the capitalization of the com
pany had been increased from $nj>.fJ3s,BS7 at the
end el IS*9S to more than $t22.«*K\ooO by th©
Mr. Harian Quotes Illinois Lou
Regarding Railroads.
Samuel S. Felton, president of the Chicago &
Alton Railway Company, was the first wit
ness before the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion yesterday morn'ng. Answering ques
tions put to him by Mr. Severance, he said
he had been president of the railway com
pany since ISO 9. ami since that time E. H. Har
riman had been the "chief financial man." hav
ing charge of the finances of the road as chair
man of the executive committee. Mr. Felton had
prepared a table showing the sums which had
been spent on the Chicago 4: Alton for better
! ments since the reorganization in 1890. He said*
j he bad prepared the table for Mr. Harriman.
0.-Xow. I will ask you. Mr. Felton. whether
any portion of those expenditures were paid out of
i the current income of the road, as distinguish*!
from th*> capitalization of the road? This state
ment covers all the expenditures from January 1.
1599. to January 1. l»»7. including equipment pur
chased direct and that purchased by car trust; tho
statement, including as it does, the expenditure*,
includes some that were taken from Income, prob
ably H. 000.000. and th» balance from proceeds of
bonds and notes and from tne proceeds of the car
trust So that at least Jt.000,000 of that C2.000.C00 was
Q.-So that at least *1.n00,0W of that t22.000.0W was
paid not out of proceeds of bonds or notes, or other
obligations of that character, but out of the cur
rent income from traffic? A.— Yes, sir; from, year
to year. In small amounts.
Q.— From year to year. yes. Now. we have already
put in evidence here a statement showing an ag
gregate capitalization, stocks, bonds and notes oS
various kinds, amounting to iU2,«O»K(WO, a little la
excess of that shown by your last annual report.
Are any of those expenditures Included in th«
$£.•»«}. '*») expenditures made since the dare of that
annual report? A.— Yea, sir; since th« annual re
port, which was made up to June 30 last, there has
been 2.75&.Q0i) odd dollar* of additional equipment
purchased under car trust. Remember, this state
ment is of January 1, .-<> It includes all equipment
bought during the last six months and the ex
penditures on construction.
Q.— So that, deducting the COOO.ooo In round fig
ures paid out of income, and the 12.750.000, making
nearly $4,000,000. the total of that $22X > 7.719 would bo
reduced to about J13.000.000. wouldn't between
*18.CuO.li0O and 519.000.au0? A.— About $19.000.000— that
is. as compared with the last annual report.
Charles W. Hllliard, controller of the Chicago
& Alton, who testified late on Wednesday after
noon, was then called to the witness chair and
questioned by Mr. Kellogg.
Q.— Mr Hilliard. we were speaking about tb»
thirty-tour miles of railway which was mortgaged
by the Chicago & Alton Railway Company under
the |22.000.'A» of collateral trust bomt»-under tbt*
mortgage covering the t2,ooiuiiO of collateral trust
bonds; also including the Chicago 4 Alton Railroad
■tuck. That was a railroad that the corporation
har*. a right to build, wusn't It. under its charter or
under Its articles of consolidation? A. — Tea, sir.
Q. — It simply mortgaged a road which it proposed
to build and issued all the bond*, leaving no bonds
to build the road. Isn't that true. —That i.*
Q.— Tell me what the value of the Chicago &
Alton Railroad wad. and its property, a i appeared,
from the books of the Alton company a: the Urn*
Mr. Harriman and his associates purchased tha
stock, and the funded «tebt ami abligatton* stand
ing against that upon the hooks of the Alton com
pany. The total assets of the company as ap
peared from the books on Dec'inher SI. lag). Inctud-
Ing its stocks and bonds owned, lands owned, cash]
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