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V^LXVI • X° 22.038.
JURY HEARS AFFIDAVIT
Vlt. JEROME RESTS CASE.
Defence Calls New Alienists
Hummel Indictment Read.
District Attorney Jerome rested his case
against Harry K. Thaw yesterday and imme
diately the defence began its last attempt to
bring forth evidence to save the defendant's
life. For several days the battle will continue
tcfore the time arrives for the summing up and
rh&rpe to the Jury. Thaw should know his fate
not later than Monday or Tuesday.
The prosecution won a victory In his last re
lu«al evidence, although it had been expected,
gtfß the so-called Hummed affidavit was ad
inltu-d in evidence and read to the jury. Parts
of the affidavit have been published from time
to time, having been argued on by the District
Attorney and testified to by various witnesses.
In brief, it charged Thaw with having beaten
Miss Ncsbit frequently while travelling with
her SB the Continent in 1903. because, as It was
r!-.nrp< <".. she refused to sign another affidavit
charging Stanford White with having drugged
and betrayed her. she stating it to be untrue.
The affidavit further charged that Thaw as
saulted her "with a rattan for an entire day,"'
that when she was In a weakened condition he
jr.aSe her submit to him and that he attempted
to Dree her to take cocaine.
Mr. Delmas. chief counsel for the defence, con
tinued his objection to the Introduction of the
affidavit, arguing that Mrs. Harry Thaw, in
B fairness, should first be called to deny
any such testimony adduced. Argument back
and forth, for and against the admission of the
affidavit, was heard by the Court until exactly
when Mr. De'mas withdrew all objec-
Sjsss find Mr. Jerome read it to the Jury.
The •stsnoe began its surrebuttal. as was ex
pected, by evidence to test the credibility of
Abrahani H. Hummel, through whose agency
UK affidavit h.-id been admitted. Mr. Delmas
put in evidence and read the record of the con
vlc!ion of Hummel for conspiracy in the Morse-
Dodge divorce* tangle, which conviction is now
appeal. This record, s voluminous affair.
v,af read by Mr Delmas to the Jury, thus show
ing that the man who had sworn to the affidavit
was a convicted felon.
In the affidavit admlttted yesterday Evelyn
Kesb'.t says: "I have received a number of cable
grams from the said Thaw, which I have deliv
ered to my counsel, Abraham H. Hummel."
During the cross-examination of Hummel he
!ns'.sted that he was not counsel for Evelyn Nes«
bit, but was acting for Stanford White.
At the afternoon session the defence sprung
a purprise by calling three doormen who were
Sb tinned at the Weft 30th street police station
on Jurse 2\ when White was killed. Thes<* men,
although they gave their fworn testimony to
the r>!ftr!ct Attorney las* June, had not testified.
ar.d were called X/f the defence. All three said
that they betlßvsja 1 the acts end appearance of
Thiw on be n4gf«t ar.d tho mcrnlng after the
ehootinp showed irrit!onallty. James M. Hirr-tt.
or.*- of the Soonn#c law tola of hallucinations
tvh«ch he «aid ttiaw KaJ that night He Eaid
Than-, after seine tafcasj to a sell. told him he
heard young girls steaming upstairs and that
they were being 81-treetel. The doorman said
he kne^r that several women of the Tenderloin
•were in cells, but «hrre were no young girls
emor.sr them. This itorjr was 'jacraboratei to a
large extent Vy jixt*M Lynch, another doorman.
llr. Jerome, on the rrosiueaamtoatlssi of the
three men. os'xeA them about their sworn state
ir.cr.ts of Ju:;". and. particularly in Barrett's
cas*. was severe with the witnesses, getting
them badly confused. Barrett denied several
part? of Ms testimony sworn to before Mr. Gar
van, saying they were "put down wrong.** He
et'jclt to his old story in the main, however.
John P. Anton, the Third doorman, after saying
te believed Thaw was Insane, was asked by the
District Attorney why he had sworn in June
that he found no signs of insanity in Thaw. He
explained that at present, when speaking about
Thaw's Irrationality, he referred to Thaw's eyes.
The defence swore all of Its alienists at once
in the forenoon, following the plan of the prose
cution. Three new men were amor.z those
morn. They were Dr. William A. White, of
Washington ; Dr. Menus S. Gregory, formerly of
the psychopathic pavilion at Bellevue Hospital.
and Dr. Charles W. Pilprim. formerly superin
tendent of the Hudson River Sanatorium. Dr.
White had recently been an expert witness in the
ftrother murder case at Culpeper. Va., where
the two defendants were acquitted. The others
were Dr. Graeme M Hammond and Dr. Smith
Ely f i miffs Dm Britton D. Evans and Charles
S. Wagner were not sworn, as they have already
testified, but win be called again.
Mr. Defanas called Dr. Hammond first, an.l
. him his expert opinion as to the sanity
(f Thaw on the night of June 2f». For the basis
ef his examination he used the hypothetical
question, over thirteen thousand words in lenirth,
put by the prosecution. As all the alienists had
read it. the long delay of reading it again was
avoided. Mr Delmas asked the usual Question.
If, under the conditions expressed by the hypo
thetical question, the witness believed Thaw
to have been laboring under euch a defect of
reason as not to know the nature of his act was
wrong.
"In my opinion." replied Dr. Hammond, "he
did not know the nature or quality of his act."
Mr Jerome, on cross-examination, asked the
»:»r:-«=s about "brain storms."
"Did you ever hear of a brain storm V he
tsked.
• • -Yep."
"Where ?•"
Dr Hammond mentioned two medical diction
■ hti h -js-iI thf 1 term, and said it was pra~
similar to psycho-kinesia, a form of men
ta' dh ■
As to the particular form of insanity which
Thaw had. the witness said he did not know.
To a number of questions he made the same re-
Ply and was finally excused.
Dr. White was next called, and gave a Ion? l!*t
Of his services In insanity cases. He gave an an
iwar similar to that of Dr. Hammond regarding
the hypothetical question. Mr. Jerome exam
toed him very briefly, and Dr. Jelliffe. the last
fitness of the day. was called. His answer to
the hypothetical ojvestloa. corresponded to that
of the others. He was still under cross-exami
nation when court adjourned.
The alienists will probably occupy nearly all
of to-day. There are still several lay witnesses
*or the defence, it \p understood, among them
■•lag Mrs. Evelyn Th-iw, who will probably be
&;}?& to refute the affidavit evidence.
ihere were several well known visitors !n
£?urt yesterday. Including Judge William K.
Toxvnsend. of the United States Circuit Court,
'•'id Justi-e Boott, of the Supreme Court, who
•vere guesvs of Justice pntzGerald.
THE HUMMEL AFFIDAVIT.
Bvelyn Xcsbit erred to Larcyer
as "Mi/ Counsel"
The prirefsn! evl3en<?e nrt-Ju-ed at th- trial
yesterday r-ss the r.-a'lng to the Jury of the
•flWavit s!!cgK<l to have been signed by Evelyn
*ttUt In Humi-cl's office in November. 11»G3.
CocUnacd on fourth saca*
fcaajrs^^gr^s^' :ia£ new- york. Tuesday, march 19. 1907. -fourteen PAGES.-tyTh^avrd^ price three gents. :
MR. Cm-ELAND AND HIS ONLY SON. KIfHARD. AT TTmn HOME AT
PRINCTBTON, S. J
right, Ui<W. by I'ndrrwoo4 & I'nderwrxxi. New York )
CLEVELAND SEVENTY.
Ex-President Spends Day Fishing
on San tee Club Preserves.
Georgetown. 8. C, March IS.— Ex-President
Cleveland. Commodore Benedict and Admiral
Lamberton, who have spent some days nt the
home nt General Alexander, at South Island.
left there yesterday afternoon and went over to
the clubhouse of the Santos Gun Club, when
the party will remain for a few days.
To-day is th» seventieth birthday of the ox-
President, and he. -with his friends Is enjoying
fine sport fishing at the inland preserves of this
club. Mr. Cleveland Js In fine spirits and has
enjoyed the last week thoroughly, though in a
qulter way than usual on account of {he
advanced season, the ducks being scarce. Tho
party probably will leave here for home on
Thursday of this week.
GATHER AT BIRTHPLACE.
Friends of Mr. Cleveland Unveil
Tablet in Hi* Honor.
Caldwcll. N. J., March 13 (Special).— honor of
Grover Cleveland's seventieth birthday a bronze
memorial tablet. the gift of ~.,nu- friends and ad
mirers, was died this *. jrning at the Presby
terian parsonage in Caldwcll. N. J.. In the room
wtiere the ex-President was born.
This tablet is nearly square in form, It has as
its sole oration a wreath of oak leaves encircling
the following Inscription:
"In this- room Grover Cleveland was bom. March
IS. 1537."
An American flag, which veiled the tablet,, was
removed and sent as a souvenir to ex-President
Cleveland.
The committee which visited Caldwrtl to unveil
the tablet consisted of Dean Andrew F. West, of
Princeton; Richard Watson Gilder, editor of "The
Century Magazine/; and President Flntey of the
Coll«s«> of ihe city of New York. A telegram was
pf-nt to Mr.- Cleveland from his birthplace announc
ing the placing of the tablet.
• The history of the First -Presbyterian Church of
raid well has been closely associated with the name
of Cleveland, the father of the <\ President hav
ing been It* pastor. Th* Rev. Richard K. Cleve
land was Installed pastor of the church In May,
1831. Just before the Jt<-v. Stephen trover died. Mr.
'trover had been nl^k for the thr fears previous,
and the church was practically without a pantor.
Mr. Cleveland went to Caldwell from Baltimore
He served six and one-half years, and during his
pastorate his son, the future ex-President was
born.
The room hns <-„n kept very much as it was,
and. although! the parsonage has been repaired
from time to time, the exterior Is practically the
came ns it was seventy years ago.
CITY HAIL HONORS MR. CLEVELAND.
Mayor MeClellan in a special message to the
Board of Aldermen to-day will ask the board to
name the plaza which Is to front the Manhattan
terminal of the Manhattan Bridge Cleveland Square.
There are ten or twelve Hearst aldermen In th«
board, and it Is highly probable that come of them
will object to the proposed honor to Mr. Cleveland.
By order of the Mayor the national, state and
city flags were displayed on the City Flail yesterday
In honor of ex-> J r<?Hident Cleveland's seventieth
birthday. "Marty" Keese says that so far as ha
knows no similar honor has been paid any one on
accouit of a birthday during the life of the Indi
vidual.
JERSEY^CONGRATULATES EX-PRESIDENT.
[By Teletrraph to The Tribune.]
Trenton, K. J., March 18.— Assemblyman Alexan
der, of Hudson County, offered a resolution to
night congratulating (.rover Cleveland, "the only
living ex-Prrsid'.nt of the United States and the
leading citizen of the Republic." upon his seventi
eth birthday, and moving that a copy of the reso
lution be delivered to Mm at once by the sergeant
at-arms. Mr. Barber, the Republican leader, said
that as a resident of Mercer County. in which
Princeton and th« home of the ex-President were
situated, he would second the motion. It was
carried unanimously.
FRENCH TROOPS BEATEN.
Heavy Losses in Upper Guinea — A Victory in
the Congo.
Paris, March 19— The "Echo de Paris" pub
lishes a dispatch ft":n Konakry, capital of
French Guinea, West Africa, saying that a
French column surfenJ a serious rovers.? in
I'pper Guinea while attacking the Thomans
tribesmen, who were strongly fortified in a vil
lage. Seven French officers were badly wound
f<\. eight sharpshooters were killed and twenty
five were wounded. The column intrenched, md
is now awaiting the arrival of artillery.
Brazzaville, French Congo. March IS.— A
French punitive expedition has administered de
feat to the revolted Waddian tribesmen at the
village of Tialo. Sixty-two of the tribesmen
were klile i. while the Fr each co!u:r.u lost four
■nco.
EX-rRESIDEXT CLEVELAND SEVENTY.
BIIITHPtiACE OP MR. CLEVELAND, CALDWELL, N. 3.
I\ FATOE OF \EW ACTS.
Republican Club Commends Public
Utilities and Police Bill*.
The Republican Club, at Its monthly meeting
last night, Indorsed the Bin sham Police 111 ana
the Public Utilities bill. A committee of three
will attend the Senate hearing to-day on the
Bingham bill.
There was a spirited debate on the resolutions
to Indorse th;?o measures. Charles H. Young.
president of the club, was in the chair. Th*>
Bi-.gham bill came n first. The leitdhig idr-t.
of the argument by all those who opposed the.
principle of the Cingharri Police bill was that it
pave the commissioner *oo much power. It was
artrue-d thai with an ho! -• commissioner it
would be nil right but with a commissioner
swerved by political considerations the new Jaw
would be exceedingly dangerous, making the
commissioner the most powerful force for evil
In the city government and making It like that
the police force would be demoralised under him
past all remedy. Joseph Levenson was one of
tho«e who opposed the bill In Its present form.
The argument for the bill was that with di
vided responsibility the best results never could
be obtained, as the blame for unsatisfactory con
ditions never could be fastened on a definite
cause. It was urged that if a police commis
sioner should abuse his trust ho might be re
moved by the Governor of the state, and that
with executives like those the state has had
for the last ten or twelve years it would be per
fectly safe to Invest In the police commissioner
full authority over his men, trusting to the
Governor to displace him if he did not do the
right thins;.
Tlie friends of the Btngham bill were in a
comfortable majority, and the resolution favor-
Ing it was easily carried. The < hair was hu
thorlsed to appoint ■ committee of three to at
tend the hearing.
Th" Public Utilities bill provoked nlniost a
repetition of the argument for and ;ij?ain»t the
police bill. Tlcre was objection on the r ar * of
many to giving the Governoj the appointive
power, It being urgefl that in case a Democrat
were elected Governor to succeed Governor
Hughes 1t would give him ■ tremendous lev
eragi an partisan lines if he should see fit to
abuse Ms opportunity.
Those who favored the bill argued that the
morrow could look after itself, and that the duty
of the hour was to give the Governor a chance
to carry out bis Ideas.
The <iub also commended the ship Subsidy
bill, and passed a resolution declaring it had
been defeated by a Democratic filibuster. The
Aenr-w hill for direct nominations was also ap
proved
READY FOR STRIKE.
Trainmen West of Chicago Send
in Ultimatum.
[By Tfl^irrn^h to Th* Tribune]
Fort Worth. Tex., March 18.— The Order of
Railway Conductors and the Brotherhood of
Railway Trainmen have completed a unanimous
vote for a strike If certain demands are not
complied with. The result of that vote was for
warded from Fort Worth this morning to Chi
ca go.
The joint ultimatum sent to Chicago demands
an lncrens« in the road schedule of 12 per cent
and a nine-hour day for the members of the
organizations working on railways west of a
line drawn between Chicago and New Orleans.
except that there Is a further demand for an in
crease of two cents an hour additional, for the
benefit of switchmen, who are members of the
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, on the roads
west of a line drawn north and south through
Denver, and that would take In El Paso.
CUTTING RATES IN CANADA.
Ottawa. Ont.. March 18.— The Railway Com
mission to-day ordered the Canadian Pacific
and the Grand Trunk railroads to reduce passen
ger rates to three cents a mile. The regulation
Will go into effect in sixty days-, and will affect
all lines east of and Including Edmonton. Other
roads are to be immediately advised to conform
to the decision or to inform the board why they
cannot do so.
UNION PACIFIC STOPB CONSTRUCTION.
Onasra. Kan.. March IS.— Pursuant to orders
from Union Pacific headquarters at . Omaha, work
on th» construction of the Topeka & Northwestern
Railroad has been suspended. Thousands of men
have been thrown out of employment and every
train is crowded with discharged laborers.
AFTER ALL. USHER'S THE SCOTCH
tnet srau* the UlghbaU famous.— AdvL
THFJ TABI.KT.
X 0 WHITE HOUSE PANIC.
THE PRESIDEXT'S VIEWS.
Administration Xot Alarmed by
Wall Street Disturbances.
[From The Trlbun* Bureau. ]
Washington, March 18.— The President had a
call to-day from B. F, Yoakum. chairman of the
borfrd of directors of the Chicago. Rock Island
& Pacific Railroad, and expects to receive Pres
ident Mellen of the New York, New Haven &
Hartford Railroad to-morrow afternoon. If any
other railroad presidents or prominent officials
decide to come to Washington the President will
receive them cordially and will listen.attentive
ly to what they have to say. There is n>>t. how
ever, the slightest ground on which they may
reasonably base a hope that the Executive will
deviate in the slightest particular from the poli
cies he has already laid down, nor i* there any
basis whatever for expecting him to make ■ pub
lic statement with a view to bolstering up »he
stock market. The view ' •nertalnetl here that
with the unprecedented prosperity of the coun
try and the !ar-* p itrT'a<»* the Railroads pro re
ceiving, the shrinkage in values which Is re
corded in Wall Street .ust be the result of
speculative ta~*'cs which have abnormally
bulled the m-i_v;t, and that securities are mere
ly returning to their n-rmal value because the
manipulators h:iv Veen unable to maintain an
unnatur.il Inflation. The i lent and his id
vlsera make no pretence to a deep Insight into
Wall Street methods, but it has occurred, to
them that perhaps the present shrinkage Is not
an altogether unmixed evil, and .t is perfectly
Inference that a materially greater a ■ *• ":
age would not produce anything "broaching #
panic among the men in charge of (he "sirs of
the nation.
It has b»en suggested that the greatest f,- ■ id
to the greatest number may best be _. jnoted
by such shrinkage in values as will serve to
place them •■:. a normal basis, as that r./.^ht
make for more reasonable rates. Overcapitaliza
tion or inflation of values mUSt, it is r*"evea.
operate as an obstacle to reasonable freight an.
passenger rates, while the more 'nearly the paper
vulue of railroads approaches to the actual value
of the property the greater will be the chance
of the public to obtain Just and reasonable rates.
Incidentally the opinion la expressed that the
greater the parity between paper values and
actual values the less likelihood there is tint
the small Investor will suffer at the hands of the
large manipulators of the market And while
questions pertaining to the stock market are dis
cuss..i by members of the administration with
modest professions of their own lack of familiar
ity with the subject, any one who undertakes to
upset the Impressions here recorded or to arouse
sympathy for the "big men" of "the Street"
will find himself confronted with an extremely
difficult task.
In connection with this subject the public
should accept with extreme caution nil state
ments about the President's intentions from
usually misinformed or Inaccurate sources and
rciy solely on news that has hitherto invariably
proved to be authentic and authorised. For in
stance, in the last day or two numerous news
papers have devoted much space to the visit of
Governor Deneen and Attorney General Stead,
of Illinois, to the White House, and some have
gone so far as to attempt to give the whole
conversation, with more or less picturesque de
tails, to show that railroad questions were not
discussed, but that the President summoned
Governor Deneen to Washington to endeavor to
obtain his support for Secretary Taft In th<>
next Republican national convention. The Trib
une correspondent can declare positively on the
highest authority that In Governor Deneen's
conference with the President there was abso
lutely no reference whatever to Secretary Taft
in connection with the Presidency, and that th->
whole yarn is false.
MH. MELLEN IN WASHINGTON.
To Have a Conference with President Roose
velt To-day.
Washington, March IS.— Charles S. Mellen,
president of the New York. New Haven & Hart
ford Railroad, arrived here to-night, and to
morrow will confer with President Roosevelt re
garding the railroad situation. Mr. Mellen went
immediately to his hotel apartments and refused
to see reporters.
MR. RIPLEY BLAMES THE PRESIDENT.
Los Angeles. March IS.— ln an interview In an
afternoon paper President Rlply of the Santa Fe.
Who Is now at Santa Barbara, is quoted as say
inK that President Roosevelt is responsible for the
present uncertain conditions In Wall Street, and
attributes the recent semi-panic to "brush tire
which the President started. *
Mr. Rlpley sntd that because of the anti-railroad
sentiment in the country the Santa Fe system was
prepared to begin a policy of strict conservatism
In expenditures, and that many contemplated Im
provements in the company's property would have
to await more favorable conditions.
Mr. Rtpley Is quoted in part as follows:
I can see no good to come from a meeting with
President Roo«rell such as has been proposed by
J. p. Morgan, If the press dispatches on the sub
ject are correct. The President must be held re
sponsible for having started a brush fire that now
apparently, has become a conflagration, and while*
1 always have felt his motives to be for the best,
to me it appears to be too late to stop the flre
that now is pretty nearly burned out.
As to the apparent public hostility to railroad
corporations, there Is no doubt that to this feeling
alone must be charged up the flurry in the New
York financial district.
The Harrtman reorganltation of the Chicago &
Alton was one in which the public at large had no
material concern. It was a Wall Street affair
purely.
DEWEY'S RICH OLD PORT WINE.
Strengthens the Weak and Overworked
H. T. Dewey & Sons Co.. 138 Fulton St.. New York.
-AdvU
.HONDURAS POET TAKEN
SHIPS CAPTURE TRVJILLO.
Flees — Salvador Aids
Bonilla Nicaragua Invaded.
Managua, Nicaragua. March 18. — port of
Trujlllo, Honduras, has been captured by the
Nicaraguan naval forces. ihe PoodunuH left
behind them a piece of artillery, a number of
rifles and a quantity or ammunition.
Panama. March 1?. — According to tr*jst-worth»
Information received here from Salvador, that
country has allied ltc*lf openly v*lth Honduras
In the war with Nicaragua. On March 10 2,500
Balvadorlan soldiers landed at Amajjala and
proceeded ifce next morning for Ch~im-«». This
body of n-.ea ca_iie from San Ui«vie, in Hondu
?»r and it u:>.l«r the command of General Jose
Dolores "S-r*ax.
It 13 also repor*."-; that General Bonilla, the
President of Honduras, at the head of a body
of troops, has started for Segovia. Nicaragua.
In this movement hi- is supported by two de
tachments of Nicaraguan revolutionists com
manded by Generals Charr.orfo and Chavarria.
The government cf Guatemala has refused a
request made by Honduran revolutionists to
cross the frontier and invade Honduras.
New Orleans, March 18.— The mail steamer
Harry T. Inge arrived to-day from Puerto Cor
tez. Honduras, and reported that the Honduras
gunboat Olympia. with 500 troops, three large
calibre rifled cannon and several American gun
ners, had sailed from Puerto Cortez, ostensibly
Jor Trujillo. The troops had arms, which were
shipped from New Orleans on the Inge, which
arrived at Puerto Cortex on March 12.
Trujillo. or Truxlllo. is a seaport town of Hon
duras, the capital of thn Department of Colon, on
the Caribbean Sea. Its harbor, on the Bay of Tru
jillo. is defended by forts. The town has barracks
and government offices, and exports mahogany,
fruit and hides. The population is about 4,000.
KEG ROES ATTACK WOMAX.
Prisoners Hurried from Middletozitt,
X. Y. Through Fear of Lynching.
fßy Telegraph to The Tribune.!
Mlddletown, N. Y . March 13.— Miss Mabel
Mitchell, of Port Jervis, a white woman, who
was visiting in this city, was attacked by five
Negroes in Fulton street late last night and is
now in the Thrall Hospital in a serious condi
tion. Miss Mitchell was staying at the home
of Mrs. Mary Wood. She had been out calling
and was returning to her friend's home when
she was followed by the Negroes. They ran
an<l caught her as she was entering the house.
Philip Brennan and Barney Reynolds heard the
woman's cries and drove the Negroes off.
>.*:-■; Mitchell had to be carried Into court
this morning to make a complaint. Five Ne
groes were arrested this afternoon, one of them
confessing and Implicating the others. All five
waived examination, and each was held in $2,500
bail to await the action o* the grand jury. The
prisoners are Arthur Hill. Charles Strong.
Charles Steven. Theron McClary. of th!.* city,
and Walter Connver, alias Walter Oliver, a
dance hall musician, of Paterson, N. J.
Fearing that if the matter became public
there mlcjht be an attempt at lynching, the po
lice made the arrests one at a time and escorted
the prisoners by different routes to the court
.•mm. w*\.re they were quickly arraigned before
Record.*' Corwin and committed to the county
Jail at Goshoi. There was considerable excite
r~»".t in the streets when the nws of the out
r ,c became public, but the Negroes .were al
ret ml of the city.
DR. OSLER'S MOTHER DEAD
Over a Hundred Years Old — Her
Active Career.
[Hy Teleirr.ip^ to Th* Tribune. ] £
Toronto. March IS. — Mrs. Osier, wife of the
late Rev. Featherston O. Osier, who was mere
than ninety years old when he died, expired this
afternoon in her one hundred and first year,
closing a life which. in its last forty years at
least, has been the best refutation of the al
leged theory of her son. Dr. William Osier, that
the power of initiative disappeared in a person
at forty and usefulness at sixty.
gome of the dead woman's most active years
have been spent since ISTO. Her husband was,
most of his life, a hard working pastor. At his
own desire he was at work untrl the day of his
death. In 1893. Throughout his ministerial ca
reer he was supported loyally by Mrs. Osier,
who. with her husband, went among the people
doing good. In the interval since then her life
has been an inspiration to her sons, and partic
ularly to her twenty-six grandchildren, whom
she delighted to have around her. On December
14 last, she celebrated the one hundredth anni
versary of her birth. E. B. Osier. M. P.;- Dr.
William Osier, of Oxford University, and Judge
Osier were with her. Up to a few days before
her death she was in good health, and to the
last was In full possession of her faculties.
■ ■ -
INSANE PATIENT TAKEN FROM CEDBIC.
Chicago Man, Who Lost Family in Iroquois
Fire, Crazed by 111 Health.
James Henning, of Chicago, was taken to
BHlevue yesterday from the Cedric on her ar
rival here, suffering from insanity which is be
lieved to be only temporary. Mr. Henning lost
his wife and family in the Uroquois Theatre fire
several yrarf ago, and since then has been in
poor health. He went abroad to improve his
condition. He Joined the Cedric at Gibraltar,
and last Sunday became so violent that he had
to be confined to his room under guard. On
Monday morning his guard left his p^st for a
moment and Henning Jumped out on deck again.
He ran into the guard and fought furiously,
until overpowered and placed in a strattjacket.
MUST HOT TRY TO MAKE UP TIME.
Orders to Lackawanna Engineers Running
Between Binghamton and Hoboken.
Eirrira, N. T.. March IS.— lt became known
here to-day that orders have been Issued by the
I*ckawar.na Railroad Company to Its engineers
between Bingh.imton and Hoboken that they
must not in any circumstances endeavor to
make up lost time. It is understood that the or
der is the result of the numerous accidents that
have occurred on other roads recently, many cf
them due to the desire to make up schedule.
Superintendent Phillips. In charge of the division
from Binghamton to Buffalo, has net issued
such orders, having said that it is possible on hi 3
division to make up time without endangering
passengers or courting accidents.
Try Gold * Black Laoei. I. 2 * 3 Crown Sherries.
only standard sherries bottled abroad.— Advc
BLOW AT UTILITIES BILL
COMPLICATES SITU.ITIOX.
Grady and > McCarren Want Bills
Considered at Hearing. H
[Ey Telegraph to The Tribune ]
Albany. March 18.-^Tust to complicate the)
••nrra, sit .on, Senator Grady moved to-night
to have his bill creating a board of control o:
Public utilities m New York City considered at
we nearly set for the Governor's Public Utili
ties bill before the Senate Judiciary Committee
on March 27. Quickly catching the idea. Sena
tor McCarren at Cnr-^Mmea in with a similar
request for his bill vm «i the Board of E , tJ _
mate the powers now possessed by the Rapid]
Transit Commission, and Senator Foelker fol
towed with his bill making the Rapid Transit
Commission elective.
The result will give an excellent opportunity
*o Grady _ and McCarron to offer amendments to
•ay or a:! of the bills under consideration Ait
actllV !! h ° GG ° Vernor ' s »«-«™ consider the
bli !? J°" th£ * fi7St real °PP^ition to the'
»S as it ar d e c nOt^ 1"^1 "^ tO treat U "«"* ~»
ln» as it dees from Gra<»y McCarren. ft
bears out the expected line <* o?o ?P ~. i«n-th£
of knocking a few holes in the Govern bTO
which would weaken it sufficiently to suit v%ft
traction and lighting interests In IC 3 *r Tor*
The Grady bill is similar to his measure of
last year. It creates a board of control elected
in New York City, to have charge of the rail
way* lighting companies and telephone con
cerns. It was the first bill presented this year
and mls before the Cities Committee. Sena
tor Grady asked that the Cities Committee be
discharged from consideration of his measure
and that it be referred to the Judiciary Com
mittee for a hearing when the Public Utilities
bill was considered. Senator White, chairman
of the Cities Committee, was willing if the bill
were again referred to the Cities Committee.
"Just to add to the gayety of nations. I recent
ly Introduced a bill relating to the transit ait.
nation In Xew York." said Senator McCarren.
"I would like that to be considered along wttll
all the others."
Senator White objected that thia was not a
parallel situation. Senator Cassidy recalled that
the Public Utilities bill was ur-.derVn agreement
to be reconsidered by the Finance Committee
after the Judiciary Committee had finished with
it. and wanted to know if Grady and McCarren
wanted their bills to follow the same course. Ha
and Senator Grady had a long argument over
that point.
"Well, my bill deals with the rapid transit
situation alone." broke In McCarren. "Just as
both these other bills do. Perhaps I was too
modest in not Including the gas and electric
lighting companies. I understand the reason
there is so much desire to have these bills re
ferred to the Judiciary Committee is that by an
indirect proposition they abolish the Legislature.
If the rapid transit question Is to be dealt with
properly. it is only fair that my bill be consid
ered with the others."
Senator Page explained that within the week
he would Introduce a bill amending the rapid,
transit act generally in connection with the
PubMt- Utilities til). This measure would go to
the Cities Committee, and could be considered
properly with the UcCarren bill there. But Mc-
Carren persisted in his motion, and it was
granted. Then Senator Foelker's similar motion
was granted.
•saato* Grady presents! to-r.ight the Attor
ney General's bin providing- for a ."-cent fare
and universal transfers within the ciry limits on
Unas, controlled by any railway company. While
this was drawn with reference prtaaaffWJ to the
Coney Island situation, it would compel a 6-ceiu
fare with transfers between subway, surface and
•d roads.
•I want this bill to ba distinguished from the
ordinary bill which strikes widely at Its ob
ject." he said. "This is the only way fn which
the situation should be met. We have a trac
tion monopoly in Xew York City. If ocr transit
f-u-Kiries must be controlled by a single com
pany, it is only right that we should have the
t of a singi© fare in one direction with
ten between this subway, the elevated and
'•.rfaee roads."
I .
A HOT FIGHT EXPECTED.
Bingham to Defend Bill Before
Senate Committee To-day.
'By IMSBMSS] Si Th* Tribune. 1 I
Albany. March IS. — Indications point to a hot
battle over the Bingham Police bill before the
Senate Cities Committee to-morrow. Commis
sioner Btngham. who is here to-night, will go
before the committee prepared to tell some
plain truths about the New York City police
force. R. Fulton Cutting and Henry De Forest
Baldwin, of the Committee of Fifty, will second
him. The idea was prevalent here to-night that
disclosures about the alleged boodle fund which
is said to be in use to ki?l the bill would be mad*
by the bill's advocates.
It is certain that the measure will not have so
easy a time In the Senate committee as It h«*d
In the Assembly committee, under guidance of
the late Jean L. Burnett. Senator White, chair
man of the committee, favors the measure, but
Senators Grady and McCarren both belong to
the Cities Committee, and both are known to
be bitterly opposed to this measure. Everybody
here expects to see Senator Grady put Commis
sioner Pinsfham on the grill at the hearing and
challenge him to produce evidences of polled
graft.
Senator Page, sponsor for the Bingham meas
ure, will try to get it reported after the heart*?.
He will have a hard fight, because of the op
position of Grady and McCarren. but if he can
succeed in getting it before the Senate the bill
l.as some chance of passage this year. The vig
orous championing of -his bill by Commissioner
Binghnm and the puMic sentiment in New York
have shown even some of the Senators who in
previous years have turned down similar bills
without a qualm that It will be dangerous to
tamper with this especial bill in this particular
ear.
•I want this bill to be passed," said Commis
sioner Btngkatal to-night, "because it will im
prove the Detective Bureau. It will give an
opportunity to seventy-five hundred members at
the force to obtain advancement, since it will
permit roundsmen and patrolmen to become de
tectives. It will put the responsibility where
it belongs— on the inspectors, the highest offi
cials of the uniformed force It will offer an
opportunity to eighty-five captains to do bet
ter work and to obtain advancement by being
made acting inspectors."
ROBIXSOX BILL PASSED.
Raises Salaries of Municipal Court
Justices to $9,000.
fßy Telegraph to The Tribune.!
Albany. March IS.— Ey a large majority the As
sembly passed: te-stchl the first el Mr. Robinson's
bills relating to municipal court Justices in New
York City. The measure raises the salaries of tha
justices from IMM to **.«* a year.
This bill and the others In the series will e*rrv
out the recommendations made by Governor
Hughes in'ais message to the Legislature. Asses**

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