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SETBACK FOR JEROME.
CAST GET IX TESTIMONY.
Wife* Drugging Story Stands —
Expert Shut Out.
District Attorney Jerome yesterday began his
effort to weaken the testimony given in behalf
of Harry K. Thaw by calling witnesses in re
buttal. It rannot be said that he succeeded to
any appreciable extent. The defendant's coun
eei were jubilant nt the end of a day that had
been ore long series of legal combats between
m r rjetma* and Mr. Jerome, with the honors
in favor of the former.
As a matter of fact, the prosecutor found
himself facing a Ftone wall, no matter what
turning he might take. He was blocked when
he called F. W. Longfellow. Thaws personal
counsel, to show through him that Thaw was
farni'ilar with such "horrible stories" as had been
told to him by Evelyn Nesbit. because similar
charges had been made against him in a suit
broognt by Ethel Thomas, He was blocked
when tie tried to show through Mr. Longfellow
that the "Hummel affidavit"' made by Evelyn
•gwas In existence, and. In fact, had been
Biven to ass of Thaw's counsel by Longfellow.
He was blocked when he tried to show through
the testimony of Dr. Rudolph H. Witthaus that
Evelyn Nesblt's story of bring drugged by Stan
ford White was untrue because there is no drug
in existence that would act as she paid the
drugged wine acted on her. He was temporarily
Mocked, too. when he called to the stand James
Clinch Smith, Stanford Whites brother-in-law,
•who ■ as on the Madison Square roof on the
r.lght of Iks shooting, to tell of Thaw's actions.
It was a day of defeats for Mr. Jerome.
WHITES RELATIVE CALLED.
In placing Mr. Smith on the stand the prose
cutor sprang a distinct surprise on the numerous
Thaw counsel. Mr. Smith is a lasvyer and_ lives
a good deal of his time in Paris. He testified
that he had known Thaw for several years and
that he raw him on th" roof garden on the
night of June 25. 1906. He had a conversation
with him. and Mr. Jerome wanted Smith to re
peat it. probably to show that Thaw exhibited
no signs of insanity. But here Mr. Delmas in
terposed, and the witness got no further. To
day Justice FitzGerald will decide whether he
will accede to the application of Mr. Jerome to
permit Mr Smith to be examined as a direct
witness for the .state. Mr. Smith was absent
in Paris when the case began, returning to this
count ry on February 1".
Perhaps no dirappolntment was more keenly
Mr. Jerome than when the court refused
tr. allow him to attempt tr> discredit young Mrs.
Thaw's story. He put this story into the form
•■f a long hypothetical question, and asked Dr.
WmhnuK. who is an expert on drugs and pol
eons. if there was any drug known to scientists
which could have produced the effects described
by Mrs. Thaw. Mr. Deimas objected, and quot
ing irom the- lav as laid down by Mr. Jerome
himself earner in th- trial he showed that th«
Question was not allowable under the rul^s of
nee. The proreeutor fought hard and well,
but to no effect: the court ruled with Mr. Del
mas, and Dr. Wltthaus bad to step down from
the witness chair.
MADE FEW SLIGHT GAINS.
The only gains made by the state were when
Patrolman Dennis Wright, who took Thaw to
the Tenderloin station after the shooting; Ser
geant David McCarthy, before whom he was
arraigned, and Warner Paxson, Henry F. Blaeze
and Meyer Cohen, witnesses to the shooting, all
•■wore that, in their opinion. Thaw was rational
at the time. Even some of this testimony was
di«rounted by Mr. Delmas's clever cross-exami
r.ation. Police Captain Hodgins was badly
tar.sr'.er! up by the cross-examiner. "Thaw seemed
rather more rational than irrational" was as far
us far as be would go. to the District Attorney's
cis. ■•.mfiture and the amusement of everybody.
Pefore the trial goes much further it is prac
tically certain that Mr. Jerome will make a
Btroax effort to Introduce testimony tending to
eho'v thru Stanford White was not with Evelyn
Nf ybit on the night he Is said to have ill treated
her. It li known that the prosecutor feels very
V:cer;ly on the point, and it is said he has' testi
mony ■which would prove a perfect alibi for th"
architect, could he procure its admission in
court.
SURPRISE FOR DEFEXC
Stanford White* Brother-w-Larc
Called by Prosecutor.
The seventh week of the Thaw trial opr-ned
auspiciously for the defence.. The proceedings
had only just been begun when the District At-
Torn^y was ruled against.- the court's decision
effectively barring the photographic copy of the
•^-called Huramfl affidavit. From that time on
the defence v.on point after point.
Thaw v.as in excellent humor, and apparently
IB good health. He paid < lose attention to the
testimony, and was visibly pleased at his <?oun-
BeTii many successes.
Probably the most important testimony, al
though it was very brief and not finished, was
SJveii I v the last witness. James Clinch Smith.
a fcrothrr-jn-law of Stanford White. Mr Smith
■was abroad when the case was called, and Mr.
Deteiaa objected vehemently to the admission
of Us testimony, raying it should have been
given on the direct case. He returned on Feb
ruary 17. having been in Paris on January 21.
tbe time the trial opened. Continuing. Mr. Je
rome ■feed him:
q_l,o you know the defendant. Harry K.
Q.— And ho* long have >"" known him? A. -Oh,
I have known him for a grew many years-several
'jP^rXr^Xr J Sea&tVsr«
•*£. werTySn.i : the Madison Square Roof Oar
•,\i gXffU see Harry K. Thaw there? A-
Kow at what hr-ir KM *•• ** x }° * h * N l a<li "
£Te Koo* Oardrr-V A -I arrivco there about
1 .n A^
rear of the house.
COUNSEL Tll/r OVER WITNESS.
Mr. Hmith showed how DO entered and where
fc<s sal on the Madison avrn> side, and Mr.
Jerome ,ed If he saw Thaw. Mr. Delmas -!»
ii-ru-i. end the following argument took place:
' li: •»:•-.-*• May 1 as* whether this is off. red am
SSSUJSii offerel for' two -i n »•— 1«. md
'tW*li naVtul!l<"-ourl. tht ;»r op!- esteeming
Sr^T«S«ts wlUie«V,;..d 1.- Lei,:, «h..wn
t.,.hav«- imi out of the
tni» i,,,!.),. la,! t« r*t*i <*• .ippesil to tr.« court to
» iit-'*7i v .A we aUt of>r !.is testimony us refevant
-as £w a>»S4 ffSS
■v- i)fi m »f_ if vnur honor please, so Tar vs me
fi^ 'njVa V ° oncertjed. 1 submit lo your honor that
itu &*„; Th~ ground of your honors TnlFwlE
asrvu-S suwcts ipwc-ss a
■ WS; S 3&sfi£ 1 „«* not ; bav.^
r.*k«- that statement for this reason: I ■!■. not car*
("•irtipcrd ci fourth pas*.
■J|,£^^^ffi';i^:
To-day. Hourly nnd warmer
To-morrow, rain; southeast fladt.
MEETING OF THE PRISON SHIP MARTYRS- MONUMENT ASSOCIATION AT CITY
HALL YESTERDAY.
FYom left to right: Mayor de*Tg* B. McClellan. Secretary William H. Taft, Governor Charles E. Hughes, .Stephen V. White and Lieutenant
Colonel W. L. Marshall.
(Tbe otorj of the meettn* wtll be found on Pace W
AXOTHER TYPHOID CASE
ACTIVITY AT KATOXA
Water Department Trying to Find
Origin of Disease.
That the Water Department is much con
cerned over the typhoid fever outbreak In Ka
tonah. forty-two miles from this city, In the
Croton water shed, was shown yesterday in the
unwonted activity In the Park Row Building
offices, where the chief engineer, I. M. De Va
rona, was receiving reports from the district
an! giving Instructions for extraordinary pre
cautions to prevent pollution of the water sup
ply. One new case had been reported, and an
other was placed under observation. This made
four cases in full swing and a possible fifth,
with everybody at sea regarding the source of
Infection. It could not be the water supply of
the village, for that had been found to be pure,
nor the spring water used by the school chil
dren, as that also had stood the severest tests.
The milk used in the village was examined and]
not found wanting In any particular. There
only remained oysters, of which the family of
one of the patients was very fond, and lettuce,
which r.eemed to be a sort of common staple In
the place, and the source of supply of which
seems to be a matter cf uncertainty.
Although Commissioner O'Brien flrst learned
of the prevalence of typhoid at Katonah from
The Tribune on Sunday, Chief Engineer De
Yarona, to show that the department has been
using every means to safeguard the health of
this city, made public this report yesterday,
adiress' I to the Commissioner:
On Sunday, March 3 I received a report of a case
of typhoid at Kaionah. On Monday, March 4. I
made an examination of location and condition of
this case and found it located in the village of
Katonah, about seventy-five feet from a small
Stream flowing into Beaver Dam Hror.k. under
conditions as described by Dr. J. F. Chapman in
his certificate which is copied herein:
"This la to certify thai I am In attendance on
George Flenwellin. residing upon The Terrace,
Katonah, that he is sirk with typhoid following an
attack of grip, that the utmost care is being
observed in regard to all excreta, efficient disin
fectant being freely used, that the same are dis
posed of by cesspool located on south side of house
and beyond any pos?ifcSs means of contaminating
any water supply."
I also received on March 7, by Daniels, one of
■my watchman, reports of the appearance of two
new cases of typhoid at Katonah. On the morning
of March 8 I mci Messrs. Cuyler and Harris anil
with them made an examination of location and
conditions, and procured samples of water for
analysis, at nuch points as we deemed necessary
Case No. 2 is located on The Terrace, near the
reslden .• of case No. 1, nnd Is about MO feet from
the same stream, existing conditions about the
sam« as In case No. 1.
('rise No. 3 la located at least 806 feel from any
stream, and Dr. Chapman Informs me that the
patent is properly attended to. Oases Xos. 2 and
3 pre pupils in the public school.
Mr. Jackson, the principal chemist In charge of
our laboratory, reports to m«» that the analysis of
the local water supply proven the latter to be frea
from pollution I have directed Mr. Jackson to
make further Investigation as to possible pollution
and to take the necessary measures to prevent it.
and I have also Instructed L,. W. Bowln to make
an extensive examination of the location and con
ditions, and submit report as soon as completed.
Assistant Engineer John McKay said yester
day that the whole watershed was under con
stant Inspection, and that no threatening source
of contagion was permitted In the .ICO square
miles embraced In the Croton watershed. Be
fore the discovery of typhoid fever at Kato
nah analysis of water from reservoirs, rivers
and brooks v.as made twice a week. In the
Katonah district the water In the brooks la
now being examined daily. The milk used in
the village had been traced directly to its
source, the cows and dairies examined and the
milk analyzed. Everything at the dairy farms
was found to be in good condition, and an analy
sis of the milk showed It to be pure.
Three of the patients are children who attend
the small district school, which has no water
supply. The children drink water from two
springs near by. An analysis of the spring
water showed thai it was pure. The children
are not related. They do not live in con
tiguous houses. They live far apart, well away
from the brook. The local water supply is
pure, the milk used is pure and the spring water
is free from disease germs.
The fourth patient, and the one who was first
stricken and whose case was first reported, is a
painter of houses, who lives near Katonah
Brook. Ho did not confine his activities to Ka
tonah. Wherever a building had to l*> painted
this man was likely to be called, whether one
mile or many away from his home. It Is con
ceivable to the Water Department that he may
have drank water from a contaminated well,
and as soon as he has recovered an effort will
!•♦• made to trace the contagion In his case.
Precautions are being taken to prevent con
tamination of the brook from the cesspool near
this patient's hone. It is a cement, trap cess
pool, so that the contents cannot step away.
The cesspools near the homes of the other pa
tients are far removed from the brook, but all
excreta in each case will be treated with disin
fectants.
In Katornh there Is much distress over the
typhoid visitation. A reporter for The Tribune
( satassw* ■■ •**•«■«! pace.
OCEAN WAY TO FLORIDA.
Two days of peasant travel aboard the large new
ships of Savannah 1 me. i"**eptKMM iri*»- S»nag tor
tickets and r*wrvaUen*.-Ailvu - . ... . . .-. .
NEW- YORK. TUESDAY. MARCH 12. 1907. -FOURTEEN PAGES.-^^^r a,
TO HEAR RAILWAY MEA T
MORGAX AT WHITE HOUSE
Asks President to Take Measures to
Allay Public Anxiety.
Washington. March 11.— J. Pierpont M-rsran
came to Washington in his private car to-night
and went Immediately to the White House,
where he was in conference with President
Rr.oc;»vc!t for more than two hours The object
of Mr Morgan's visit was to urge the Presi
dent to take some action to "allay the public
anxiety now threatening to obstruct railroad
investments and construction," Mr Morgan
told the President that the financial Interests
of the country are greatly alarmed a? the a"
tltude of the administration toward corpora
tions, f.nd particularly the railroads.
At Mr. Morgan's earnest request President
Roosevelt has agreed to have a conference
with four railroad presidents, Messrs McCrea
of tho Pennsylvania, Newman of the Nen York
Central. Mellen Of the New York, New Haven
& Hartford, and Hughitt of the Chicago A
Northwestern, to d< % i"rmine if some agreement
can be reached as to the relations between the
■id the administration. It la proba
ble that K. H. Harrlman will also take part in
the conference, which, it is understood, will be
■ White House the latter part of thla
After boarding his train shortly after midnight
to return to New York, Mr. Morgan said: "At
the request of many business men, fore leav
ing for Europe, I came to Washington to see
the President to discuss the present business
situation, particularly as affecting the railroads.
I suggested to the President that It would be
greatly In the public interest If he would see
Mr. McCrea, Mr. Newman, Mr. Mellen and Mr
Hughltt and confer with them as to what steps
might be taken to allay the public anxiety now
threatening to obstruct railroad investments and
construction so much needed, and especially to
allay the public anxiety as to the relations be
tween the railroads and the government The
President said he would be glad to see the gen
tlemen named with this end in view."
WHAT HAL
ROADS WANT.
Mr. Y oakum Says It Is Co-operation
tilth Interstate Commission.
[From The Tribune Bureau.]
Washington, March 11.— Advocating ■ centralisa
tion of regulation of the railroads In the Inter
state Commerce Commission. B. F. Voakum, rhair
man of the Rock Island system, came to Washing
ton to-day to consult with the federal authorities.
ire had ■ talk with members of the Interstate
Commerce OrnmiFsion and later with the Presi
dent
"Widespread and continued legislation by the
states in regard to the traffic la having a serious
effect upon the railroads," Mr. Yoakum snld to
night, "lly legislating so as to fix rates on ar
ticles carried within the state on Interstate roads
the Interstate rates are .affected, the receipts dan
gerously reduced and dividends lessened."
To stop all this. Mr, Toakum believes that there
should be thorough co-operation between Ihe rail
road?; and the Interstate Commerce Commission
When this can be done, he pays, the states will
eras** to exercise their power to change rates, the
railroad managers will know "where they are tit."
how much tiny can expend on Improvements, and
about what the returns from the Investments will
be.
As Sir. Yoakum sees It. th« difficulties In which
the railroads find themselves were brought about
by themselves in an attempt to take care of .the
enormous traffic of the country, which had in
creased so rapidly thai the roads were not able
to handle it. At present the railroads are doing
everything po?sH>l<» to increase their equipment,
but in tins they are met with great handicaps in
Cutting material and labor.
Mr. Vnakuin expressed himself as fueling that
the Interstate Commerce Commission has a thor
ough grasp of the new Railroad Rate law, but
added that it will be years before It can be put
Into effect and a satisfactory system evolved from
it. However, he Bays, the law. if properly admin
istered, will prove to be a good one.
"TRANSITORY FRENZY" NO DEFENCE.
[By Telegraph to Tfca Tribunal
Pittsburgh March 11.— A caa« similar to thnt
of Harry K. Thaw has been passed upon by the
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, in which the
Judges emphatically denounce transitory frenxy
as a defence for murder. The judgments were
made by the tower court on October IS,
I'.«M-., the opinion being banded down on No
vember '_'. 1900. The <ns.- was ihe com
monwealth against Carmeroe Renso, tried ia
Indiana County at the June term, in 100 ft, and
found guilty of murder in the first degree. In
th« Supreme Court's decision Justices Mitchell,
Fetl, Brown, Mestresat, Porter and Stewart
united in ail opinion sustaining the verdict.
Their decision, In part, reads:
There was no evidence. of insanity to submit
to the jury, Indulgent as the law of Pennsyl
vania is In favor of the accused. It has never
toleiated, nor Is likely to tolerate, a doctrine of
-transitory frenzy" as a defence to murder.
Ti v Go;«i & Diack Label, 1. t & 3 Crown Sherries,
csly standard sherries botUsd acrcad.— JL&YU
BUEFS PLEAS FAIL.
DI'XXE HOLDS HEAKIXG.
Crouds at Court House— Sehmitz's
Case Set for To-day.
San Francisco. March 11. — Judge De Haven
refused to-day to grant Abraham Ruef a writ of
habeas corpus, and also refused to g!v«> him an
■ I . the L'nitfd States Circuit court of Ap
peals.
The State Supreme Court denied Ruef's appli
cation f"r a writ of prohibition to prevent J'i !«•■>
Dunne from proceeding with th^ trial pending
th<» disposition of the writ of error granted by
Judge Hebbard. The decision of the court fol
lows:
We are rr.tl?fled that the writ of error. if it
was properly granted, does not operate as a stay
of proceedings In the court having Jurisdiction
over the indictment. The petition is denied.
An immense crowd surrounded the Temple
when the hmitz-Rtaef proceedings, before
JudKe Dunne, were opened. The corridors and
courtroom were Jammed, and only those in au
thority were abe to force- a -way through the
crowd. Mayor Bchmtti was admitted through
a side entrance :;r!d Ruef was forced through la
football fashion by the stalwart form of Ellfibr
Hlsrcry, in whose custody he still remains.
Ruer appeared with all of his attorneys, ex
cept Samuel M. Shortrtdge, who was ordered to
Jail on Friday by Judge Dunne for contempt,
and who is now at liberty on his recognisance
by virtue of an appeal to the District Court of
Appeals, Ruef took a seat near tee counsel
table. By him sat Mayor Bchmtts, who was
accompanied by his special deputy. J. C. Camp
bell. Francis .1. Heney, Assistant District At
torney, appeared for the people.
Mr. Heney moved that the court quash the
order made- by Judge Hebbard in the Superior
Court, by which Ruefa original . >.'>«».» 1 ball was
released. He grounded his action on the alle
gations that Ruef never was actually in con
finement; that bis petition to Judge Hebbard
for release on habeas corpus was not bona fide;
that .i court cannot reverse Itself In a habeas
corpus decision, and that the action of Judge
Ilebbard in granting the appeal to the United
States court, by which Ruef claimed a stay of
proceedings against him in the Superior Court,
was improvident and Improper and for the pur
pose of hindering the due administration of
justice.
Mr. Acb, chief counsel fur Ruef. opposed
Heney's motion, asserting that under the con
stitution of California a writ of habeas corpus
is granted not by the court, but by the judge,
in his. > > v\ ii discretion, and is absolutely final and
may not under any circurastaru ea be set aside
by another Judge oi a co-ordinate court, and
ted "ii the further ground that, pending
the determination of Ruef's appeal to the Su
preme Court of the United States the Superior
Cent was wholly without Jurisdiction.
• In my opinion, " Paid .Judge Dunne, "the pro
ceedings in Department 4 (Judge Hebbard's)
of the Superior Court wen- had by means of
trickery and deceit, and were in their entirety a
fraud. 1 believe thai the court had no Jurisdic
tion in this habeas corpus application, but if it
did have Jurisdiction Judge Hebbard's action
in refusing the writ of habeas corpus and re
manding Ruef, and then granting by writ of
error an appeal to the highest court in the
land, with the obvious intent of restraining a
judge of concurrent jurisdiction from legal pro
cedure In the same case, dues noi operate as a
Bupersedeaa barring tins court from proceeding
in the < use."
Missis. Heney and Ach engaged in a long
debate on the lav appertaining to ihe former's
motion to set aside Judge Hebbard's act.
.luds*' Dunne brought the argument lo a close
by remarking:
"As no hardship can be worked by deterring
this hearing until the Supreme court Is heard
from, I v. ill take ui-der consideration the motion
tn set aside the order made In U*:partment 4
and will adjourn the present proceedings until
to-morrow morning."
The court remanded Ruef to the cusrody of
Elisor Biggy until tbat time.
The case of Mayor Schmltz, indicted with Ruef
for extortion on ti\<- counts, was called nt once.
Counsel announced that the defendant was
ready, but demanded a separate trial. Mayor
Bchmita expressed liis readiness to go to trial
to-morrow morning, nnd Judge Dunne set the
case for to-morrow at lrt o'clock.
The cases against Chief of Police Dinan, ac
cused of perjury, and against Ruef and Dinan,
accused aJ conspiracy, were continued to
March 15.
PLOT AGAINST KING OF ITALY.
Peunsylvanian Sends Word of Anarchist's
Departure — Police Busy.
Xa;>]e3. March 11. — A workman living at Mon
toro. in the province of Aye-Kino, has received a
letter from a man named Stefano Giaquinto.
who emigrated seine time ago to Roseto, Perm..
containing the laconic phrase. "A person has
left h<>r. to kill King Victor Emmanuel."
It being known that <;iir|uint.> is an honest
and trustworthy man. this letter has caused
ff.-irs. The police are investigating the matter.
HAAN'S RESTAURANT & RATHSKELLER,
Park Row Bid- opp. Peat Office. Rsnned sur
roundings far tales' luncheon or dinner. Music—
*avt.
HOBBER IX *SCHIFF HOME.
Mortimer L. Struck on Head by
Thief He Corners.
Charged with breaking hate the home of Mor
timer L. Pchiff. of No. 5.12 Fifth avenue, and
striking him on the he.id -with a bowling pin.
when caught in one of the rooms, Lawrence De
Foulke, a valet, living in East 42d street, was
arrested late yesterday afternoon.
The prisoner was nrra!gne<i before Magistrate
Whitman and locked up In the Tombs <■-. default
of $5,000 ball. He will be arraigned this mem-
Ing in the Tombs police court.
The prisoner, according to Mr. Sehiff, man
aged to get away with about f2OO worth of
jewelry, which, he ha 1 picked up In the upper
floors of the house
When Mr. Sehiff was seen at his home shortly
before midnight, he said: "The man waa a
discharged employe of mine. I found him in
the house, and he struck me over the hear!
with a bowling pin. Wo struggled for seme
time, and finally 1 managed to overpower htm.
None of the servants were about, and I did not
have him arrested because I did not desire to
create a disturbance. i knew that if I wanted
to have him arrested. I ctuUl find him any r i r ■ i - • .
"He appeared at my office th ; afternoon, and
I had him arrested.
"I care to say nothing further about the mat
ter at this time, us my f;tth" : - is i.i Florl la
if he heara of if It will greatly worr; him."
Mr. Srhiff had a scav on the righl i
face, and when ha was ask. l . ■ was
the result o? the blow he he said it
was.
The man gained entrance to the house by the
window on the 74th street side. He went up
through the cellar, taking with him a bowl
ing pin which had been stored, in a cot net. The
upper floors of the house were in darkness, and
the man waited until Mr. Schtll arrived home.
Without any warning De Foulke sprang at Mr.
Schiff and struck him over the head.
TWEXTY-TWO MEX LOST.
Only Tno Laborers Escape After
Capsizing of Boat.
Redding. Ca!.. March It— Tweny-four Greek
laborer? started to cross the Sacramer.t-"> River
in a boat at Pitt this afternoon. Tap boat cap
sized, and twenty-two of the men were drowned.
Pour bodies have been recovered. The men
were employed on the New De!mar-Pitt Rail
road.
W. F. SANDS MAY FIGHT.
Secretary of Legation Besents Re
marks Made About Mr. Root.
Panama. March 11. — There has arisen between
William K. Sand?, secretary f <f the American
Legation here, and M. Rosenthal, a prominent
French resident of Panama in the pearl trade,
a per.- »nal difficulty, whuh is expected to te^.i
to a due!. The trouble aros*- from some expres
sions used by M. Rosenthal which Mr. Sand?
considered derogatory to Secretary Root. The
encounter has beer, nrranp^d, and probabiy wfij
take place to-morrow.
BOLD JERSEY HOLD-UP.
Masked Man Attempts to Rob
Woman in Glen Ridge.
Tty T»irraph to It* Tribur.e. 1
Montclair. X. J.. March 11.— Miss Lucie Hart
ley, daughter of William A. Hartley, a livery
man, of X". 113 Glen Ridge avenue. Glen Ridge,
was held up this evening in Oler Ridge by a
masked man. who at the point of a revolver de
manded her money. For a moment Miss Hart
ley was almost paralyzed with fear, but she
finally recovered her voice and cried for help.
Several occupants of nearby residence can
out. and with a policeman chased the man. but
as the section is thinly settled he escaped He
was recognized as a white man. and was appar
ently about twenty years old. This is the third
attempt at highway robbery within a distance
of a milt within two months. Mrs. Frank Wan
ner, of Hloomfleld, was struck dawn by a Ne
gro, the assault taking place within a block of
this evening's attack, and the second assault
was thr.r on Miss Elizabeth Pearson, of Mont
clair, who was thrown down and her purse, ■.-on
taining $32 and other valuables, stolen.
DEATH LEAP IXTO RIVER.
Man Jumps from Washington
Bridge Into the Harlem.
A well dressed man jumped from Washington
Bridge Into the Harlem River yesterday after
noon, and died ,-s/ter being pulled out of the
water before medical aid could reach him.
Apparently, the suicide was forty or forty
five years old. He had been noticed pacing to
and fro across the bridge. When about half
way across, and nearer The Bronx side, ho
climbed upon the bridge rails and Jumped into
the" water below. The alarm was immediately
given and beats put out. one of them rescued
him, but he died soon after shore was reached.
Tho following is the police description of the
dead man:
About forty-three years old; 5 feet 7 inches
tall: 140 pounds, black hair, turning gray; blue
eyes; clean shaven; black business suit; black
overcoat; gray underwear: black lace shoes;
three pairs of socks; derby hat, 77«.7 7 «. with the
name •"Freda" written on the inside hand in
ink. also initials "J. H. M." in the hat; tooth
missing from upper Jaw; one sold tooth; two
pairs of gold eyeglasses and eight cents In
money.
As the man jumped from the bridge a book
bearing the title "Hoffman Classifications'* fell
from his pocket and was picked up.
HOME TRIBUTE TO JAMES STBOTHER.
[By Telegraph la The Tribune.]
Richmond, Va.. March Jamas A. Strot v .er.
who was found not guilty in Culpeper last week
of the murder of William F. Bywaters. received
much attention on his trip home to Welsh, W. Va..
which city he represents In the Legislature. At
almost every station many persons boarded the
train to shake his hand and offer him congratula
tions. At Welsh the entire population turned out
to welcome him. With his wife he stood bare
headed in th« rain for hours while lie was shaking
the Bands of his friends. An ovation of tills kind
was never before Seen in Welsh.
Mr. Strother has been constantly b<?«!eged in his
office since his arrival in Welsh, and says be will
answer In person every letter and telegram which
he received during the trial from persons ail over
the country.
MR. WEYERHAUSER AT HOME. .
[By Te!e;rraph ta The Triban«. !
St. Paul. March 11.— Frederick Weyerhauser.
who was reported t:> have disappeared from a train
m California. la at his home in this city.
. «
AFTER ALL, USHER'S THE SCOTCH
that made the highball famous.— Advt.
PRICE THREE CESTS.
TO PUSB ITILITIES BILL
A HEARING NEXT WEEK?
Effort to Maim Measure Feared —
Hint of Tammany Opposition.
IFy Telegraph la Th- Triiusf*!
Albany, March 11.— Sponsors for the Gov
ernors Public I'tilitiea Commission bill are ar
ranging: for a hearing before the Senate Judi
ciary Committee and the Assembly Railroads
Committee', to be he'd, if possible, next week.
March 20 has be. suggested unofficially as the
date, but no decision has been reacted on that
as yet. Senator Page and Assemblyman Merritt.
who Introduced the measure, are planning to
bring out the opinions of the various interests
affected by the measure as soon as possible, then
to push the bill to passage without any loss of
time. Despite the declarations of seme of tho
interests which would re under the Jurisdiction
of the new public utilities commissions that
whatever opposition was manifested to the
measure would be of the legitimate order, there
".as a notable gathering here to-night of men ■■
who have represented th ■ traction and iightin«
interests in the "good old way" on more than 1
one occasion. . ■
Friends of the bill do not expect that there
wilt be a lobby of the customary sort against
this measure. It is of too great Importance to
be kiiie;l outright, and public sentiment li too
thoroughly aroused in its favor to make such
methods safe. But prediction was made to-night
that every effort would be made to maim Mm
measure by lopping out a clause here and there
and by Inserting less drastic provision?.
A foreshadowing of the Tammany Hal! oppo
sition to the Governor's measure wtis given Mb
night by Senator Grady in an acri'l debate witbi
Senator Armstrong over another measure which;
would Increase the compensation of ei^ht clerks :
in the office of the Commissioner of Records in :
New York. Senator Armstrong was oppesins
the bill on the ground that it would violate th»
home rule principle. Senator Grady declared,
that Senator Armstrong was reversing on this
bill his attitude on a precisely similar bill ap»
plying to Kings County.
"And I want to tell you." went on Senator ■
Grady, "that this little pirouette is nothing; to>
the figures he will be cutting before long la
this dance. Why. he win prove to you by math
ematical demonstration that home rule pro
hibits his voting for this measure, but will per
mit his voting for the appointment by a Re»
public Governor of a state commissioner to ad
minister wholly local affairs. Why. they tail;
about a metropolitan district for public utili
ties, they run an imaginary line across a duel;
pond in Westchester County and extend it to
take in a little edge up around Putnam County,
and shunt it over to Rocktend across the river,
and there is not a public utility in the whole
district worth a dollar outside of New York.
Oh. yes, that's fine home rule."
This apparently is an authoritative expound
ing of the Tammany and McCarren attitude o»
the Public Utilities bill.
LEAGUE MEX BURIED.
Fail to Have Recount Bill Taken
from Committee.
[3y TV.-sraph to The Tribune 1
Albany. March Charging the Assembly
Judiciary Committee with Insincerity in its
treatment of the Prentice Recount bill. Assem
blyman Collins, one of the three Independence
League members, moved to-night that the com
mittee be discharged from further consideration
of the bill. Mr. CuvilUer. Mayor McC!c!!an*3
ardent supporter. arou?ed by the mere idea of
any action that would be disagreeable to his
boss, strenuously objected to the motion. Mr.
Moreland. the majority leader, then informed
Mr. Collins that the bill would be reported by
th- Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
"This fact is so generally known," he said,
"thai I am surprised the gentleman is unaware
of it. I object to hi statement that the Ju
diciary Committee is not sincere In its considera
tion of this measure. It is unjust and unwar»
ranted."
A motion was then made to lay on the table
Mr. Colltes's motion to discharge the commit
tee. Mr F"lry. another Independence Leaguer.
called for the yeas and nays. but. as he was
supported only by Mr. Collins and Mr. Sterne, a,
vote was unnecessary. Asseinbiyman Mead,
chairman of the committee, said to-night that
the bill weald be considered and reported within
a day or two.
BROXX SEWER BILL DEAD.
Committee of Neither House Witt.
Report Measure. , -
■ r- . ■*•*•- grrs-?> to Th" Tr;h-:-
Albany, March 11.— Both legislative committees)
on internal affairs have decide*! unanimously not
to report the Cohalan-Sheridan bill, repealing)
the act authorizing the construction of the Bronx
Valley sewer. Assemblyman Sheridan, the In
troducer of the measure in the lower house, will
move that the Committee on Internal Affairs bo
discharged from further consideration of his
bill and try to make a fight for its passage on
the floor, but the action of the two committees
practically means the death of the bill. These
committees hold that it would be unjust to stop)
the sewer after Westchester County had spent
$10fMXK> on the work.
The proposition to build this sewer has bees
bitterly opposed by civic organizations in New/
York City. These hold that the proposed sewer
would seriously add to the pollution of tht
Hudson River, and have recommended sewes*
disposal plants. According to the act by which
the sewer Is authorized, the sewage from th»
whole Bronx Valley will be emptied into the>
Hudson River, practically at the very doors of
New York City.
This filth will, it Is said, be kept in the Hud
son for fin Indefinite period. Practically the
entire Westchester delegation in the Legislature
are for the sewer, and are unwilling to maka
a serious effort to amend, the plans to establish
sewage disposal plants. Men bers of the com
mittee said, to-night that the sewage from West
chester would be only one-eighth of one per cent
of the amount now dumped into the Hudson.
3/I 'AT ITEMIZE EXPEXSES.
Old Plan of Allowing Lump Sums
Killed in Albany.
[By laissrag to TV.* Tribune. ]
Albany, March 11.— The old plan of allowing
certain officials and departments lump sum* **iri
lieu of expenses'* had Its death knell sounded)
to-c'ay. Senator Armstrong, chairman of the
Senate Finance Committee, told heads of de
partments as they came before his committed
that with the knowledge and approval of Gov
ernor Hughes no money would be paid for ex
penses unless itemised accounts of money actu
ally so expended were handed in, accompanies?
by proper vouchers.
As usual, certain sums will be appropriated
for expenses, but none .:f this can be drawn un»
less the above conditions ar» fulfilled. Tv«
DEWEY'S WINES STAND FOR QUALITY.
We maks pure Wines vat Mature them naturally.
H. T. Dewey * Sons Co.. 138 Fuito:i St.. New Yor*.
— Advt.

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