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V*- LXVI ... X° 22.028.
Echo of Hippie Suicide in Inde
pendent Company's Action.
In a BMtt brought yesterday by the Pennsyl
vania Sugar Befiaung Company, of Philadelphia.
against the American Bwgar Refining Company,
H".r>' O. Havtmyor and John E. Parsons, presi
dent and 'counsel of tin latter corporation, and
Gustavo E. Kis-el and other* there Is an echo of
the failure last summer of the Real Estate Trust
Company, of Philadelphia, and the suicide of
FrarJc K. Hippie, its president
The ruit is brought in the Untied States Cir
cuit Court of the Southern District. New York.
for th? recovery at 130.600,000 under section "
of the Sherman Anti-Trust, act. which pro
vides that any one injured in his busii.es-*
by unlawful acts la restraint of trade inny
recover treble the amount Of the damages he
hes suffered. The complaint in the action was
filed yesterday by Battle A: Marshall, attorneys
for the plaintiff. The action has been instigated
by George 11. Bsrte. jr., a-s receiver for the Penn
sylvania Sugar Refining Company. Mr. Earle is
■the man who as receiver tor the Real Estate
Trust Company of Philadelphia so successfully
put that Institution on its lest. He Is now Its
A large port of the stock and bonds of the re
fnh X company were held by the trust company,
sr. it has been, said that the tying-up of the
money put into the refinery by the manipula
tion* of the American Sugar Refining Company,
which obtpinod control of it, was largely respon
sible for the failure of the trust company.
The complaint alleges that the defendants
"unlawfully combined and conspired to restrain
the plaintiff from engaging in business that
would be competitive with the business con
ducted by the American Sugar Refining Com
pany." It Is alleged that Gustav E. Kissel, rep
resenting the American Sugar Refining Com
pany, although he denied his interest in that
connection, Induced Adolph Hi gal, who had or
ganized the Pennsylvania Refinery Company to
accept a loan of 1L250.000. In part security for
which be exacted an agreement giving him and
those for whom he wan working a controlling
Interest In the company. The result was that
a refinery in Shackamaxon street. Philadelphia,
which !n Dc-ceniber. IMS, was read}' to turn
out 4.000 barrels of sugar a day. bus never been
operated for an hour
In building the refinery Adolph Segal got
FVank K. Hippie to back him, as he had done
in many other of his enterprises. Mr. Hippie
took the securities of the refinery and issued
trust certificates. At the same time Segal was
builfllng Hie palatial Majestic apartment hotel,
at Broad street and Glrard avenue. Segal
wanted t<j get a loan of $500,000 to carry on
this work, the complaint continues. He went 'o
Gurtav E. Kissel, a banker, at No. 1 Nassau
street, this city, who persuaded him that he
could just as well borrow $1,250,000. As part
security he is said to have demanded and re
:"*ived the right to the stock of the Pennsylvania
Refining Company and all voting and other
rights that belonged to It, and also force! Segal
to agree that the lenders enould name four of
the seven directors of the company. Thd agree
ment also stipulated that ho long as any part
'* the Joan shall remain unpaid the property of
trj? Pennsylvania Sugar Refining Company shall
be run or operated or do business as shall be
directed by euch board of directors.
In affidavits filed in Philadelphia when George
H. Earle applied for permission to bring suit
■gt.ln*C the American Sugar Refining Company,
Mr. Earie states that Segal went to the office of
Mr. Parsons when the -'-an was being arranged,
but was told that the latter was acting as coun
sel fcr some trust company which was making
the loan. As soon as the loan was made Mr
Kissel and ores others named by him were put
into the directorate of the Pennsylvania Sugar
Refijiinj; Company. Immediately they, as a ma
jority of the directorate, put through a resolu
tion that the refinery be not run.
In a few months fcJegal realized that he was in
the power of the American .Sugar Refining Com
!*cy. Heo-vtni to Mr. Parsons with a certified
check lor $1,-i>o.ooo and one hundred $1,000 bills,
told him he wanted to pay up the loan, and of
fered a bonus of fHMMHX) for permission to cancel
the loan. .Mr. Parson « explained that the loan
could iiot be cancelled, as the agreement said it
should run until October. 15»u4, at least.
It these artidavits It was also stated that when
the loan became due .Segal could not get the
money, and that ha paid to Kissel many thou
sands of dollars for the use of his Influence la
preventing the selling of the securities an.i i•-.«i •-.«
foreclosure of mortgage on the Majestic apart
ment hotel. This ami other large payments to
ksas) up the refinery, which brought In no re
turn, laiWi out of th.« Real Estate Trust Com
pany of. Philadelphia, it la understood.
The complaint filed yesterday directly charges
the American Sugar Refining Company with in
structing Kissel to get control of the Pennsyl
vania. Refining Company through the agreement
r<- 4 .*--:(-d to. which is appended to the complaint.
The complaint say? that no part of the 11.250,006
was "borrowed, received or in any »ay used for
Jhi benefit of the plaintiff," the Pennsylvania
Rr-fl-.iing Company. William Howard Ramsay la
now president of the latter company.
If Interstate Commission Recom
mends It Part Kith S. P. Stork.
The Interstate Commerce Commission, accord
hit to' circumstantial reports current In the
financial district yesterday, will In its coming
Maart on the Union Pacific Inquiry recommend
*hat the government bring aji action to compel
the Union Pacific to part with its Southern Pa
cific stock, of which it owns more than $100,
<'oo.ooo. par value. In high Union Pacific quar
ters it was said that nothing was known of the
reported Intention of the commission. That the
Union Pacific wculd f.ght through all the courts
an attempt to compel it to sell Us interest in
Southern Pacific, through which an outlet from
Ogden to the Pacific Coast at San Francisco Is
assured to it, is generally understood to be a
Ii is s::*d that if the Union Pacific Bhould be
I'Uiged to Pill this stock, and also its holdings
»-f Atchlaon and other roads, the* securities
would probably he sold to an Investment com
pany controlled in the inU-rest of the Union Pa
»4fic ti nd the proceed* of the holdings thus
transferred «ould be turned over In the shape
"t «ash «,r secerftteN of the investment com;
May t,, the shareholders at the Union P.i ■■!!.
.'Uiii Company. The dividend of the Union
Pacific would th«-r™i«>n be reduced to 0 per
<'T.t, tcprtwnting pimply earnings from opera
tion, the diSerence l«-iv.«cn thai figure and the
-■« per <ent now paid being the aivtdend^return
from MCttittJea owned by the i'nion Pacific
'•VasLiington, *Ur,h *• — The Pr*Mer.t ■» ■•'■;
made x.ny tttg&semen! for an ii.t, ivi. with K. 11.
ilarrl.r.un. pnwtCeat of tfc* Union Padf.o RaOrnadJ
i* •«»• . : ,id :i* tii*- IVtjte House to-day. '"" •»• w!i
t» iris.. i to mm him -<» any Uin* »>•• cornea to wast*
l-e . *i:«i a i ho ;s Hs<l <o n>f. any n«M ••!.-• - .-■>•!•
««y« SoriSrSSii G«rt* m oi Mr. Harr.r tan
PtUDStL fraf nt UWIWMtr Hr»i*f. end in lex^oiiKO
•■■ i;..,-tiH. : « .-,| «h* v '->ct as f. vh-tl^r \h» ! rj»*l
\inp% W'tt»4 •*- 51s. Hanirn-M )<■ was i<*J t ■> '■■■•..;'
*'l-.l «r..t ho t.«jM nt jc.v «in.-.
Try Gold & BlaciT £ai*l »• } A3 Crew ihegiss
at ». a. «uls & lieroiaios. Jeres. ft?«to^-A4vt.
To-duy and to-morrow, fair;
northeu.»t wind*.
Arrest of Fisherman Suspected as
Delaware Kidnapper.
Dover. Del.. March B.— After another day's
search, in which the fields, haystacks and long
grass were raked over with the faint hope of
discovering the body of Horace Marvin, the four
• year-old child of Dr. Marvin who disappeared
! on Monday last from the Marvin farm, near the
! Delaware Bay shore, no clews were discovered,
i There is now no longer any doubt In the minds
! of the family or state detectives that the child
! was kidnapped, and the authorities will act en
' tirely on that theory.
j The appearance of two strange men on the
I farm last Friday is being Investigated. They
I were seen by a neighbor, who says they were
i heading for the Marvin farm.
The report that the doctor had offered a re
! ward of $20,000 is denied by him.
Wilmington, DeL. March 8.-A man giving
! the name <>r John Hart, a fisherman, of Cam
i den N. J , was arrested at Newcastle to-night
! on suspicion of knowing something of the dis
; appearance of the Marvin child. He has lived
i tor about four months In a hut on the Murder-
I kill Creek, near Kins Hammock. He left the
' hut In a sloop last Monday morning about 0:30
; o'clock, and pa«aed Kilts Hammock 9 about
! o'clock arriving at Newcastle i»n Tuesday. I "*
sons at Kills Hammock said that when the boat
passed there were two persons lii th« boat.
When l the boat reached NVwoastle Hamwai .the
only occupant and nothing »as found. There
' will be a hearing to-morrow.
The $2,000 appropriated by the Delaware Leg
j islature to prosecute the search will be expended
i at once.
■ Princeton, N. J.. March Augelo Tuiculo. a
' farm hand, who la employed near Princeton
! Junction, reports that while he was driving here
I to-day he saw two men with a small boy in
i Princeton Basin. He declares that the boy was
dressed In a blue sailor suit and black coat. As
i to the boy's features be is unable to nay. as he
1 passed them while going at a rapid gait. The
1 men turned away their faces as he passed.
I These men are thought to be the ones who kid
| napped the young son of Dr. Marvin near Dover,
. Del., a few days ago. The authorities here re-
L fuse to discuss the subject.
Governor Hi gins Asks High
Sheriff' to Oust Him.
[By Tfc&erapti to Th« Tribune.)
Providence, March B.— "For decades Boss
Brayton has stood like an ancient brigand
at the door of the Capitol and has clubbed into
servility and compliance with his demands
many seekers of legislation," declared Governor
James Higgins to-day in an open letter to High
Sheriff Hunter C. White, of Providence County,
wherein he demanded that that official oust tbe
blind political "boss," whom he styled the
"Rob Roy of Rhode Island," from his cus
tomary chair in the Sheriff's office at the State
House. •
In the letter the Governor arraigns the- Sheriff
for permitting General Brayton d?|]y to make
his headquarters in his office. lie charges
Sheriff White, with knowing Hra> ton's "shame
less disregard for :h»? outer forms of public de
cency." Finally th>3 Governor demands. In the
name of decent citizenship, that the Sheriff
"clean this moral and political pe.st" out of his
office, and "no longer persist in allowing a part
of the Capitol to be the headquarters of . a
notorious lobbyist."
j •
! Referendum Invoked in South Da
kota for Trio Years' Respite.
By Te>*raph to The Trlh-jn#.l
Sioux Falls. S. D.. March B.— The divorce in
dustry of Sioux Falls, contrary to expectations,
; has not received Its immediate death blow as
! the result of the Stats Lgeislature enacting a
! law raising the period of residence to one year.
j Those Interested in the industry have decided
• upon a step which will prevent the new law go
i ing into effect for nearly two years at least.
i The referendum amendment to the state consti
i tutlon will be invoked, and this will prevent the
1 new divorce law going into effect until it re
; ceives a majority of the votes cast at the gen
eral election, in November. 190 S.
( He Has All the "Color" He Wants
— Hints at Disclosures.
[By TtUsTaph tr > Tha Tril un» )
Bostoi , March S.— After finding that h*> bad
1 accumulated enough "color" for his intended
stories, fames B. Connolly, of South Boston, au
thor. ;ithl<H<- ami politician, arrived home to-day
in a rather disgruntled state of mind. In an
interview Mr. Connolly denied that lie intended
to be "the American Kipling." "His sea storif-s
i .' said Mr Connolly. He thon < -riti
cised Ja. k London's sea stories, and said they
might have been written about any old "shack
In San Francisco."
\\'li<'!i asked why be left 'he navy ?o soon,
and If the sailors made lif" unbearable f<n- him,
the author with original ideas about .sea fiction
t found enough color to .satisfy in<>. There
Indeed, a varietj ..f color that I did not
look for."
Mr. Connolly hinted nt disclosures that would
prove interesting to many even In the Navy l»t.-
Major Penrose Apparently Looking
for Trouble.
San Antonio. Tox.. March S. — Speaking; of the
fact t!iat Captain "Blli" McDonald, who in
; vestlgated the Brownsville raid for the state.
, had not been called to testify. Major Penrose
said to-day:
Oh, of course all the defence's witnesses are
liars, and all those witnesses who came here
from Brownsville told the truth; but there is one
contemptible coward l would like to have sum
moned as a witness before the Senate inquiry
and thai i* that fellow McDonald. I'd like tJ
tii» off s.nator Foraker on a few Questiona to
a.«k him. H»- Is a thorough coward.
AS McDonald has a ijuick temper and Is noted
as a •killer," many .-xpect that Penrose's re
i!..uk^ « ill result in a personal encounter of a
deadly nature between the two men.
Johannesburg Geologist Says That Elliott
County Can Produce $50,000,000 in Gems.
[i:> T» tgrai h to The Tttbunc.J
Charleston. W. Vs., March B— Many stones si.
5.. KC-d t<» be real diamonds have been picked up of
law near the West Virginia shored In Elliott Coon
ty sad It is sai-I that a field of g.ms *'xi«ts as rich
a's Kiinberly. The diamond bearing soil ij. an out
.]..]. of it formation of mineral and earth, and is
apparently the crater of an extinct volcano. The
mineral. kltnberllt<\ I* identical with that found in
Hi."- Transvaal. Other previous -stunts have also
been found In the sair.o C«-lu. David Draper, a
tffnU.pißt from Johnnufsliurg; lia? looked over the
rn-uml. mid states that lie lias never open a siuii
|... iY,rir«tion outside of *»ouin Africa, and that
proper working: ,111 produre gems to the valu» of
tSO.WO.CW. .. _.
that mad* U»» higbbsil famous^-.Ailvt.
Great Inconvenience to All Business
— Cause of Trouble.
Paris, March S.— An unexpected strike on the
pan of practically all the electricians of Paris
at 5 o'clock this afternoon resulted In the almost
complete stoppage of the business of the city by
nightfall. A number of theatres had to forego
their performances, several of the evening news
papers were unable to get out their editions and
the great department stores were hurriedly
emptied. The strikers demand the fulfilment of
the promises to improve their condition which,
they say, were made to them last July.
.Many of the great department stores of Paris,
especially those in the centre of the city, rely
entirely upon electricity for lighting and heat-
Ing. These buildings arc not piped for gas, and
when the electric lights went out thi* evening
no oil lamps were on hand. As a result, candles
had to lie installeld hurriedly in order to help
the shoppers and the employes to leave the
The Prefecture of Police, the buildings of the
various ministries and the public Institutions
also were without light, and even the Klysee
Palace was temporarily thrown Into darkness.
Thp Senate and the Chamber of Deputies have
gus pipes, and were therefore able to go on with
their business.
Almost nil the theatres, Including the Opera
and other of the subsidized houses, were com
pelled to put up announcements that there
would bo no performances, and that the money
would be. refunded at the doors Only four of the
minor variety halls were open. The boulevards
were practically in darkness, except for a few
gas Jets. Only the Avenue de I'Opera and a
small section of the Champs Elyseea were 11
luminated by electricity, the men working In the
plants supplying these districts returning to
work early in the evening. The cafes and res
tauranta presented weird pictures, with flaring
candles on all the small round tables.
It was Impossible to get out the later editions
of the afternoon newspapers, and the offices of
the morning ' papers were scenes of confusion.
Typesetting machines and printing presses are
at a standstill. Ony. the "Part^len" will appear
In its full slj!«* to-morrow morning, because it
possesses its own electrical plant. The man
agers of all the other morning papers do not see
their way to getting out other than two or four
page papers, set up by hand and printed on im
provised plants.
The reasons for the strike by the electricians
are as follows: The company that supplies elec
tricity recently got concessions from the Munic
ipal Council, and it now refuses to carry out
certain' resolutions passed by that body, under
which the electrical workers may have an eight
hour day and old age pensions. These stipula
tions are not written in the contract with th»
city, but It was understood that they would bo
granted. The men are exasperated by what they
characterize as bad faith on the part of th>»
company, and now demand recognition as em
ployes of a municipal department, with the priv
ileges attached to employment by the munic
ipality, which Include vacations, pay while they
are sick and pensions at a specified ago.
The strikers railed a meeting to be held this
evening In the Labor Exchange, but this build-
Ing was closed owing to the lack of light. The
men then proceeded to another ball, where they
could see, and after a number of violent speeches
had been delivered they voted to continue the
striko until all their claims were granted. It
was announced at this meeting that the electri
cians of Lyons, Marseilles and other large clttej
in France were, prepared to Join the Paris
movement and demand similar concessions. Tho
strikers to-night showed themselves as strongly
in favor of taking over the electric lighting
plants by the various municipalities. This feel
ing Is a direct outcome of the socialistic, ten
dencies prevalent among the electrical workers.
A delegation of prominent citizens. Including
a number of members of the Chamber of Depu
ties, called on Premier Clemenceau at a late
hour to-night and discussed the situation with
him. The Premier promised to bring in a regi
ment of engineers quartered at Versailles to
replace the strikers, but it would appear that ha
later decided not to take this step, for no orders
were sent to Versailles. On the contrary.
Premier detnenceau expressed his determina
tion to use every effort to overcome the strike
by conciliatory means. He probably will have
an Interview- with the strikers' delegates during
to-night or early to-morrow morning.
In the mean time the strikers have resolved
to maintain a firm attitude and fight to the end.
The strikers number thirteen hundred highly
skilled workmen, and it will be almost Impos
sible to replace them. As a rule the men ceased
work quietly, but* in some. Instances they ex
tinguished the fires of the central stations, which
It will require forty-eight hours to get going
again, and In a few cases they removed certain
portions of the electrical apparatus, which it
will take at least a week to replace.
The postal authorities report that the tele
phono and telegraph services have not been
greatly disturbed by the strike, these services
having their private electric plants.
The other boulevards of Paris which are with
out gas lamps are belli;? patrolcd to-night by
policemen bearing torches.
The Metropolitan, the Parisian subway sys
tem, did not have to stop running Its cars be
cause of the strike
Great Efforts to Print Editions -
New Subways Flooded.
Parts, March 0.--The strike of the electricians,
■which begun yesterday afternoon, brought
about remarkable scenes In the vicinity of tho
newspaper offices early this morning. In from
of the building occupied by the only tlrm of
private steam printers which baa presses largo
enough to take plates for a daily newspaper,
there drove up early this morning a number of
trucks loaded with the plates and rolls of paper
from the different morning; papers, each of which
hoped to discover some means of bringing out
even a small edition. The streets in front of
the various newspaper offices are Impassable
be< auae of the presence of steam engines with
which the printers are endeavoring to develop
current to run their presses Most of these ef
forts huve failed. It ban been most difficult to
net* proper connections, ana some ot th<- en
gines brought out cannot be put in working
Not a single newspaper was obtainable In
Farm this morning until long after the regular
hour for thew appearance. The "Figaro.** the
"Petit Journal" and the '•Petit Paslslen" finally
succeeded in developing electricity, and made
their appearance at s late hour. Both of these
newspaper! printed papers for their rivals after
their own edition*! had been run off.
With the exception of the papers mentioned,
no other .newspaper had appeared up to 4:."»i>
O'clock this morning.
The strke resulted early this morning in a
( ontiniKMt on arrnnd !•»«'-
Two days of pleasant travel aboard thr. larg- new
ships or Savatinah Line. Telepiion* 3oa»— Sprin; for
Uckats and rtt#mtfo*k-*4»i.. -
Temper of Public Service Corpora
tions Indicated bit Story.
(By Telcarapl] to Tb« Tritmne 1
Albany. March &— The temper of tiie public
service corporations which would come under
the scope of the Governor's Public Service Com
mission bill and the danger which that meas
ure must undergo were shown strikingly by a
story which was spread broadcasi through th«
Capitol to-day.
One of th>- lawyen for .■••rtaln traction Inter
est-! wa s declared to have approached n. promi
nent member o? the Assembly wit it a query al-toa 1-
to what that House would <io with the Public
L'tilities Commission bill.
■Why. we'll pass it, of coins.'. n:id pass It
Quickly," ivas the answer.
"Oh, well, you ran pass it If you want to. iiut
there's still the Senate t<> h«_- considered.'' re
tort d Ihe lawyer. -The Senate's nol likely to
pass it."
"If th? Senate throws the bill down, there'll
be a legislative investigation of the transit sit
uation." countered the legislator.
"Bui not without the Senate, surely."
"This would be an Investigation by the Ass- m
bly, where we approve <.f this bill." explained the
legislator. 'The Ways and Means Committee
would report a resolution for an investigation
by r committee of the House, and we'd k<> to
Following ho closely on the Page-Jaerritl
statement, which accompanied the introduction
Of the Public I'tlllties bill and In its closing
paragraph strongly expressed the hope that the
Interests affected by the measure would co-op
erate toward Us nassage and execution, lest
there be the necessity for a legislative investiga
tion, with a view to further legislation, this
story aroused the greatest Interest.
Governor Hughes declined to discuss it when
asked about the possibility of an Investigation.
Assemblyman Moreland, chairman of the Ways
and Means Committee, said his committee had
t.i such project in view. There was, h« said. In
that committee the Wagner resolution f"r a
transit Investigation tn New York City, which
probably would he reported next week; but this
bad been before the committee for several
Under the legislative law an Investigation by
n special committee of either house can be held
only after the passage, of a concurrent resolu
tion for the appointment of the committee and
the appropriation of funds for its expenses.
Naturally, a Senate which would refuse to pass
the Public Utilities bill would not pass a resolu
tion for an Investlßatlon of the concerns it was
trying to shield without the moat vigorous pro
test. Nevertheless, the story Is receiving much
consideration, and transit lobbyists are half
daz^d by the possibilities thus opened.
If such a, course became necessary, legislators
pointed out to-night, the possibility of having
one of th« standing committees, such as Rail
roads or Ways and Means, take up the tnvestl-
Katlon. The committee could be authorized by
tii,> Assembly to subpoena witnesses, and it could
6tt either In New York City or here.
Named in Eddy — Rumor of
I m personation.
I By Tele(tr»ph to Th« Trlbun*. 1
Boston, March — Nine new codefendants
were named to-night In the case of Mrs. Mary
Bak<?r Eddy, whose son is suing for an account
ing of her financial affairs. They are John F.
Kent, of Concord, N. II.; Mrs. Josephine « '.
Woodbury, of Boston; Mary 15. Chamberlain
and Frederick Chamberlain, of Spokane. Wash.;
Joseph Clark, secretary of the Christian Science
Church; Curtis Woodbury, son of Mrs. Wood
bury, and Edward A. Klmball. of Chicago, and
William P. McKenzte and Thomas \Y. Reader, of
It was rumored about this city that Px-Sen
atoi Chandler, counsel for the petitioner, be
lle'ed that .Mrs. Eddy was being impersonated
by another woman. When asked about this Mr.
Chandler said, with a suggestive ring m his
voice: "l have no reason to believe thai Mrs.
Eddy is b< inj; Impersonated, noj that she Is
"What do you say about a rumor thai She is
"1 don't beli<-\e that," he s.iid. "We feel cer
tain that she is at Pleasant View."
to semi: papers to-day.
Concord Defendants- in Eddjf Suit
Will Get Them.
Concord, N. if. March s.- The papers in the
SUil in equity broUghi against leaders of the
Christian Science Church for an accounting of
the funds of Mrs. Mary Baker <; Eddy will be
Berved to-morrow on the defendants resident In
Concord. The printing of the papers was com
pleted to-night, and they wilj be given to High
Slu-rlft' George A s. Xi on ball to-morrow. The
Concord defendants ure Calvin A. l'rye. Mrs.
Eddy's secretary. Lewis C Strang, assistant
secretary; Professor Herman Herlng, first read 1
er of the Christian Science Church here, and the
Rev. Irving C. Tomlinson.
Bx- Mayor Nathaniel !■:. Mania, of counsel for
th-.» petitioners, said to-night that no decision
bad been reached as yet a-^ to when service will
be made on the other defendants, living in Bos
ton. Chicago and Fall River. Another confer
ence of counsel will be held, he said, before ac
tion is taken in relation to the service of these
School Principal Charged icith Pull
ing Down Stars and Stripes.
Luther Jtlssell, principal of Public School 6, llo
boken, and also principal of one of that city's night
schools, is charged with bavins insulted the Stars
and stripe:* at a night school session on Wednesday
last, by James HaUoran, assistant janitor of the
sell. and two Of the teachers. Miss McDonald
and Miss Cassidy.
According to, the story tokl by Hallornn. the
classrooms had been decorated with small flan*
strung about the rooms for Washington's Birthday
He says the wind blew sutue Of the Mays in the face
of the principal and this bo enraged him that he
tore them down and Kicked them into the wsiate
paper basket. Th* two teacher* corroborate Hal
lo ran.
Principal Bbuiell ha« entered a denial, lie says
the pupil* of the iiisht school are, mostly foreigners
and OH Wednesday night he was teaching them to
sins "The Star Spangled Banner." when the stick
he was using gut caught in the iluss. but ha did not
pull them .lowa
••I .tin a thorough American." mid he. '•ami 1
can trace my ancestor* back to the time of the
Mayflower. Sly uncle was Governor of Illinois from
lsr.:» to IS6I, and he was a veteran of the .Mexican
and Civil wars, and my father was also .i veteran of
the Civil War. and I stand ready now to take up
nrniH In defence of my Ha« and country. 1 would
not insult the Hag. nor permit any one else to do
«o. either."
HaUoran. however, .says that if no action in taken
by the Junior Order of Knifed American Mechanics
at their meeting: on Monday night, tie will prefer
charge* against ntssell to th» School IVnrd mem
ben '-
Majiv families ure. as a food-drink, lust-ad ef
impure- milk. Horlick's Malte* Milk, original and
Cray genuine. Al-wars reliable, niaittlo -i - •-
Doctors at Archie Mooseveifs Bed
side This Morning.
Washnigton, Man h :». .\t 2 .
momiag the lights are brlghi
Ari hie Roosevelt's room. Thers seems
unusual acttvlt] in the porUon msss h
quarantine. An unofficial i
room i s t ,, r thai the patleM I
resting as eusil>- as in the early |
night. l>r^. LambeYi and X
the boy's bedside.
Washington. Slarcli S \- : i R
restinf; easily to
clansj are very hopei i •■•
Alexander Lambert, who
NY« York to ti'k- cbargt
tormfd the Pn
condition b< b iragnig, '
danger Mr. Rooseveli waa kHb i.i sea far
more than an hour to-night. In his vis
the sickroom the President
tion against infection
A consultation waa :•■• M at ihe v.
to-night, it was attended by Dr. Lai
geon Genera] Rtxey and Asstsi
M. Kennedy, \v. c. Bratsted and J. C. Prj
the navy. At H» ;;n „ . . s i ..
out this b illetln:
The patient la restii | . lably. a N i
plication has developed sin .v (Thurs
day) and his condition is as good a
expected at this stage of th<
Following the alarming
day, there was an apparent change.- for x\
ler In the condition of the President's son m'-U
to-day. The depression instilling fTOSfI weak
heart action yesterday disappeared and tlie phy
sicians reported the boy's condition
gratifying. The President told his
day that Archie was bright and cheerful, and
that be was v>ry hopeful of a MtccesaM fight
against the disease. Archie is the least robust
of all the President's boys, but the attending
physicians say this does not necoi.^:, . militate
against his recovery.
The following bulletin was Isnuti al S o'clock
a. in.:
The physicians' report this miming is that
Archie Roosevelt had a good night, and his con
dition Is moat gratifying. The President has
been with the patient frequently, exercising the
same precaution as thr> physicians as to in
The regular Cabinet meeting was held and
the President transacted business at the execu
tive offices as usual.
Secretary Loob announced to-day that Dr.
Lambert probably would return to New York
this evening, but It was stated at the White
House at a late hour to-night that he would not
leave Washingon until he Is satisfied that Archie
Is wholly out of dans?"!'- Dr. Lambert has point
ed out to the President that dl<nheria Is a
treacherous disease, and that the patient may
at any time suffer a relapse.
Although the President was awake most of
last night, he looked none the worse for his long
vigil, and to-night he expressed a willing! to
remain with Dr. Kennedy, who will spend the
night at Archie's bedside. Drs. Lambert and
Rlxey. however, urged the President to retire
at his usual hour. Mrs. Roosevelt, who has re
mained almost constantly at her son's bedside
since the first day of his illness, also retired at
an early hour to-night, after being assured by
Dr. Lambert that he did not anticipate another
chang© for the worse.
A telegram was received to-day from the
President's con. Theodore, .jr.. asking about
Archie's conultion.
Mrs. Nicholas Longworth telephoned to the
White House before breakfast to inquire as
to her brother's condition. Notwithstanding
the serious condition of his son. the President
was in his office transacting basins— at the
usual morning hour.
Oyster Bay. March B.— There is much anxiety
here, th« horn* of President Roosevelt, over th*
serious illness of archie Roosevelt, who has always
been a great favorite among those th* President
calls his "neighbors" In Oyster Bay. Many -i the
latter have sent telegrams of sympathy to Mr.
and Mrs. Roosevelt, expressing the hope that their
■ob would recover.
Young Archie was formerly a pupil In the Cove
Neck public school, and Miss Sarah Provost. th»
principal of the school, was besieged to-day by the
school children and their parents for any informa
tion she might have regarding Archie's condition
and tho chances of his recovery. Archie was al
ways a favorite at the school, being one of tha
last of the President's children to attend there.
So many citizens called at the office Of "Til-*
Oyster Bay Pilot," sacking Information, that the
editor, Mr. Cheney, put up a bulletin announcing
that there had been a change for the better In tha
condition of the President's sob.
Spanish Sovereign Confined to Bed
hji a CliiH.
Madrid. March S.— King Alfonso ts confined t;>
his bed by a chill. His majesty's physlclana
■ay that his ailment is» not serious.
city $?/mjm short.
Deficiency in Real Estate Tax Office
May Be Error in Books. -
Controller Met* announced yesterday that the
Investigation of the books of the Bureau of Ar
rears for Real Estate Taxes had revealed a book
keeping deficiency of $2, V""'.
"in January. IMS." said Controller Mstz. "the
clerks in the Real Estate Arrears Bureau started
to balance the books with the books in the de
partment with which they wer«» correlated. They
did not bahiuce. After a few weeks it was dis
covered that there was a difference of about
$2,000,00t\ and as soon as that fact was dis
covered the investigation stopped.
"From information up to date, it seems that
there has nut since 1841 been a balance struck
in the accounts of this important bureau. Col
lectors have come and gone, and the old system
has been perpetuated. Since imi the bond of a
collector has not been discharged. The >:{ici:;l
at the head of the bureau has served a period,
continued the old system, or la.k of system, and
was succeeded by another man who fell into the
old rut.
"In the year following consolidation an at
tempt was made to strike a balance, so that
tho department could discover where It atood on
the city's ledgers. As- soon as the discrepancy
developed the investigation was dropped, as the
collector in charge did not feel equal to the task
of correcting a system that had been in use for
half a century, I don't know whether there was
any stealing done. Perhaps it never will he
known whether there was a systematic embez
zlement. The books at present show a discre
pancy ■•! about *2.i>oo.uu». Whether we will find
that this discrepancy was a mere bookkeeping
error remains to be seen."
[ By Telegraph to TIM Trßranc.l
Ravenna, Ohio, March S. — E. R. Brown, of this
city, father of eight sets of twins, has just
heard that his eldest son. in St. Louis, has be
come father of the sixth set of twins in his
family. 1" each case they were a hoy and a
girl. " Mrs. Brown, who died eleven years ago.
was a full blooded Cherokee Indian. At th*
World's Fair In ISfK. the twins were weighed
and aggregated over two tons, the heaviest being
over 330 pound?.
•It* c-nt/ r . C 4£, .- It - tanoevw^aiti
Jerome to Try In Prove Prisoner.
"'"• Sane— Want* White's Letters.
A* «a» predicted, counsel for th«* dtfenc* «£
Harry K. Thaw rested veKt^rdny mornla3»
District Attorney Jerome. hetnt; unprepared- to
begin the rebuttal at smh short notice, .isked
for nrni obtained an adjournment ttntU HO*.
day morning. The nue»ti"n doiv is what tofi
District Attorney will attempt to bring out
through th« witness* he will rait. Ho hss)
many person* under «t.bya-n:.. .md yesterday
a<ide<i t.» thf list Jh<> prtwmer's \t if<\ Mr«. !■-»••
lyn Xcsblt Thaw, wham he wants to produce
certain l»ttern trom Stanford White. What th-»
defence will do afr.-r Mr. Jerome gets through
is purely v matter of surmise. In nJI probability
the trial wilt continue for ivsn weeks, and 15
may not be finished before tho end of March.
IVh»n Justice FltzGeratd took his seat tn tas)
Criminal Branch of the Supreme Court y«ster~
day morning Mr. Delmas arose and limply
'"The defence rests."
Mr. Jerome replied: "After adjournment ea
Wednesday the prosecution had no reason to
believe thai li would bo called upon to proceed
to-day, ami it will be Impossible t<> do ho now.
••I'rom the statements made by Mr. Detmaa fcj
relation to the framing of v hypothetical <v:?r
tion to be based upon all the matters) «'f fact as.
the case. I anticipated that we would proceed
in that iriutt»-r this morning- Yesterday, at 3:3}
o'clock, was the first time I had any intimation
that that would not be dune. Of course, I havo
no witnesses to put on to-day, because my tx
perience with hypothetical question* ia that It
requires a &>otl «",eal of time to frame one and a
pood deal of dlscuwton to pot it to conform wtta.
the exact facts of the case and the rulings oX
the court. Therefore, I have no witnesses pres
ent, and under the circumstances I must a«H
for an adjournment until Monday."
"There is not the slightest objection to th»
request of the District Attorney." Mr Delrnas
Justice FltzGerald acceded in tho application,
j saying: "The request of the District Attorney
seems to he reasonable, and. Mr. Deima3 con*
The entire proceedings lasted a>out ttva>
The rebuttal, it Is understood, will either b«;
of great length, ocetipytaj; many days, or •*•
ceedln;ly bri^f. If J!r. Jerome la able to do saw
h^ will call very few witnesses, nearly all of
them alienist?. But if he finds? that a more*
complete case is necpssary. nearly i score of
witnesses who ar^- unuer stibpcena will testify.
It is assured that tne thr<»e insanity experts
I win testify, at any rat«». They were in con
sultation with Jlr. Jerome yesterday; studying
j the hypothetical question which will b« asked
j them. This question is not complete ■a yet. hut
will be finished to-day and will embody all of
j the points In the case, which, from the District.
j Attorney's point of view, go to show Thaw sano
] <<n June I'". It is understood that torn question
I win be exceedingly lons and will tab* n«->rljf
I tap hours to ask.
• One of the most Important witnesses xrhoas
j the prosecution will probably call is FVedericlc
j W. Longfellow. Mr. Longfellow has been civil
counsel for That" for years, but 13 under sub
pcena by the prosecution. It 1= understood that
he will b« forced to testify as to the incident*
attending the return from Europe in the fall of
IOCS of Miss Evelyn Nesblt and her subsequent
actions Inc. All the facts about her return, it
Is said, have not been given by the defence.
Th» District Attorney. It is believed, will mak*
a •t-or? effort to sret testimony before the Jury
showing: that Stanford White was not with Eve
lyn Xesblt on th* ni^-ht she charges h» mal
treated her. Mr. Jerome has the records from
Sherry's restaurant showing that on that night
an order was filled for Stanford White for at
supper party at the Madison Square tower.
The girl charges that she and White were ia &
house in West 24th street on the same night.
Another witness for Ike prosecution, in all
probability, wilt bo Mrs. Evelyn Xesbit Thaw
herself. As she arrived at Urn Criminal Court
Hui!din£r yesterday by Mr. Jerome's direction
she was served with a subpeena duct-a tecum
compelling her to produce all the letters sh«
j ever received from Stanford White. Whethe?
she will <!•"> so there is some doubt, but she will
bo called, at any rate, to identify a letter sent
to her by her brother. Howard Xesbit, which th«
prosecution has in Its possession. When sha
! was under cross-examination by Mr. Jeroma
over two weeks a?o Airs. Thaw expressed her
willingness that the District Attorney should
i have any letters cf hers Cram Stanford White.
and she specifically waived any right she might
have to withhold them, and said Mr. Hartridg*
i had boom in his possession. Mr. Hartrldge wa#
I put on the stand, and. claiming his rfefht as Mrs*
Thaw's personal counsel, he refused to produce
I the letter*. Mr. Jerome had him served with a,
subpoena to bring them to court, and there thfl
! matter was allowed to rest.
Two others who were subpoenaed for th© pro— ■ )
j cution yesterday were Miss Mac Mackenzie and
j Mrs. J. J. Came. Miss Mackenzie had beea
1 under subpeena for several weeks, but a nsi?
subpoena, returnable Monday morning, wif
served on her yesterday. Howard Nesblt will
probably also testify. Another who will be called
Is Charles Hartnutt, the secretary of Stanford.
White. Hartnutt's testimony. It is believed. wIU
be important, as he will tell of the checks and j
moneys paid by White to th« then Miss Nesbit.
It is learned that if the prosecution persists
In putting young ZfaaMi and Hartnutt on th«
stand, the defence, led by Mr. Deirp.a's. will firm
them as severe a gruelling as possible.
Dr. Francis McCJulre. the Tombs physician,
another of Mr. Jerome's witnesses, will testify
a» a general practitioner, and will go into d*»
tails about the' mental and physical condition of
Thaw during his nearly nine months* imprison
ment. There are four expert alienists 'retained
by tka prosecution, but only three will proba*
bly testify and reply to the hypothetical ques
tion — Dr. Carlos Macdonald. Dr. Austin Flint
and Dr. William Mabon. Dr. Robert Colemon.
Kemp la the fourth alienist, but he is acting
as advisor to the others, and will not testify.
An expert whose presence lias caused con
siderable comment in the courtroom is David
N. Carvaiho. the handwriting expert, who has)
sat by Thaw's table for weeks. Mr. Carvaiho,
it is understood, has been drawing «100 a day.
and there is little possibility that he will ever
be called. It la understood that he was retained
as a precautionary measure, in cay« some of
I the handwritings on letters —» not properly
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