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V" LXVI .. N° 22.030.
president Considering It tcith Others
— 7* Seeking Information.
TFT >m The Tilhiiii* Bureau. T
Va^Wnpton, March 10.— President Mellen of
«•)«> Yew York. New Haven & Hartford Rail-
Mgd called, at the White House this afternoon
-mf ftp*'"* sometime in a friendly discussion
•rith the President of the broad subject of the
government's relation? to the railways of the
-pantry In the course of the conversation Mr.
•jailer submitted certain views and pained con
alderabi<" information regarding the President's
After leaving the President. Mr. MeUen said
lie could say nothing for publication regarding
Ms conversation with the President, as he fully
■■terstood "the unwritten law" prohibiting call
,« from quoting the Executive, and that he
did •'•'■ feel at liberty to discuss the general raii
tray or Bnancfal situation, as undue significance
night attach to any utterance of his because he
tad fast been talking with the President.
It Is violating no confidence, however, to pay
that Mr. MeUen submit ted to the President a
proposition srhlch he believed constituted a solu
tion of at least some of the graver problems
connected with the relation of the government
to the railways, and that while he learned much
r»rardinc the President's attitude, he did not
pur much information concerning the Presi
fienfp opinion of his proposition. Mr. Uellen is
the Fisth man prominent in financial and rail
way affairs to call on the President in the
last two weeks, and each has submitted some
fr>rt of plan or proposition, no two of which
epxee. and some of which are not a little vague
!n character. In fact. no one of these men
liaf made it entirely clear jus: what he desired
of the President.
Mr Mellen learned, as have the other finan
ciers or officials, that the subject of the gov
ernment's relations to the railways was occu
pying a large share of the President's thought.
p.nd that he was consulting every one whom he
believed could thrown light on the subject,
either in its broad sens-* or in the way if expert
testimony as to details, and that in so doing
he was feeling his way along ties already
clearly marked out in his messages and speech
es. It •. as also made plain that there was little
likelihood that the President would have fully
developed the tails of the legislation he will
recommend to the next Congress before the
time comes to write his next annual message,
but that if. in the mean time, certain points are
cleared up to his satisfaction h* was likely to
make such points the subject of some public
utterance, as. for instance, his speech at the
opening of the Jamestown Exposition, on April
16, hi.s address to the National Editorial Asso
ciation on May 3". his speech at Lansing Mich.,
en June 31, or a speech, at some similar public
In connection with this it may be stated that
the President has warned those interested In
this topic accepting any of the more or
less sensational reports which will doubtless be
published regarding his views. He has pointed
<iut how necessary it is for him carefully to in
vestigate every phase of every proposition which
*ettn« worthy of consideration, and that In so
doing he is likely to send for various men who,
he believes, ir.ay be able to furnish him Infor
He ha? told them that in the light of past ex
perience they may expert to ? 0,. circulated ru
mors p.>Fs-rrsiHg: more or Ipps verisimilitude re
sardir.g the . nurse his mind is following, and
has point <■•:!• out that such rumors will probably
be largely or totally false, because each person
with whom he discusses the subject is likely
to go away with the impression that the phase
of the subject on ;v!iich h" was consulted is the
or.p uppermost in the President's mind. whereas
the fait may l>e that such phase is one to which
lie stu.rhep little importance or which, perhaps,
lie has finally determined to reject. And, In con
clusion, the President has assured those inter
ested that they niny feel certain that wheat he
reaches a decision he will not confide his views
to any single individual or group of Individuals,
but wi:i f ither ennounce it from the rostrum or
rail in the Washington correspondents and au
thorize them to mrk» known his views in unmis
takable terms.
In the < ours* of their eon\'ers=atlonH Mr. Mel
lon and his colleagues have learned that there
have been arced upon th* President certain ex
pedients designed to affect the market and bol-
Msr Tip prices in Wai' Street, bat that ha has
declined to take Into consideration the apacula
tive situation. It is true that th« argument that
the reluctance of investors to put their money
into railway securities may hamper the efforts
of railway managers to Increase their facilities
has appealed to him. but it has only served to
demonstrate to his satisfaction thai were fed
eral control of stock and bond busses an accom
plished fact this difficulty could easily be avert
ed. For instance, the President ha*; pointed out
that irere the federal government In a position
to say to the would-be investor that mcd and
Bach a road actually needed funds with which *•>
Improve its plant, that the proposed improve
ments would involve an outlay which warranted
eueh and such a Stack, or bond issue, or both.
and la assure the subscriber to such stocks and
bonds that as was not investing In "water" but
In securities representing actual property, the
Moray managers would experience little, diffi
culty in marketing the securities. Just how this
suggestion has been received by the railway
»ii*>n who have called on the President Is not dis
closed, although It is known that to some of
them the proposition appeals with less force
than is likely to be attached to It by the pub
lic, once the President has undertaken its eluci-
Nation. ' *
Too much emohasis cannot be placed upon the
fact that the President is considering the rail
way question in its broadest aspect, that he is
not by any means concerned over the flurry in
Wall Street, and that nothing lie says or does
, trill he done with a view to affecting the market.
He has already indicated in his messages and
speeches the broad outlines of his policy, and
»>• is now engaged In working out the details,
"bleb task be would be engaged In with equal
earnestness had the Street remained as dull
during March as It was during January or De
cember. It is true, however, that the President
*I'l exercise somewhat greater caution about
lining his plans U» any individual, because of
their possible effect on the martlet, and will.
tt<-r#-for« be especially scrupulous to make hi"
lews public In such manner as may serve to
tafana every one simultaneously.
Of eour«e the President realizes that some
P«*ons may quote him, because of the specu
lative effect of such quotations, and that some
ethers may Iv led into incautious quotations be-
Centlsoed en —»■■* ■>•*«•
*** snada tbs highball famous.- AM.
_. To-day, rain,
To-morrow, fair; nortlme»t wind;..
Boif Found in Eric Resembled Kid
napped Delaware Lad.
Kii<-. ivnn.. March 3tt.— The Associated Preas
was Informed ='t 1 :.",<> a. m. thai the kidnapped
son of Dr. Horace X. Marvin, of Kitts Ham
mock, waa not |n this . it y or neighborhood. It
was stated that all tbe clues had been thorough
ly Investigated without success. The most
promising clue proved to <»■ the presence in
this city of a woman from Predonla, N. V..
accompanied by s young son. who closely re
sembles the description of young Marvin. This
due was discovered by A. P. Howard, an
ney. who wns positive during ihe lasi two days
that he could produce the missing !«>>'. '"" n '"
before l>.\ Marvin came to Erie rrom Delaware.
It develops that the New York woman had
separated recently from her husband and came
here pending proceedings for a divorce.
• attorney \V. Pitt Gilford, of Erie
County, called upon Mr. Howard late lasl
night and demanded that Howard produce the
boy. A conference wns arranged, and shortly
after midnlghi Mayor Uebel, Dlstrlci Attorney
Qifford, Assistant District Attorney Carroll.
Chief of Police Wagner and several detectives,
reprepenting private agencies, v -ompanied by
Attorney Howard, went to the hone of Mrs.
Bell* Btirks, at which pi Howard
Insist.'.! the Marvin lad was hidden. The lad
wns readily product '"''' Xo
the description of young Marvin was Instantly
Amputation Necessary Before It
Could Be Released.
Joseph Zeitland, a pressman, while working at
v larger* cylinder pre yesterday, at No. 400
Pearl street, had his left arm crushed in a cog
wheel of the machinery. The arm had to be
amputated before it could be extricated.
Zeitland attempted to remove an obstruction
and hi« arm was drawn v. to the elbow.
It was necessary to remove several parts of
the machinery before they could get at the arm.
One of the pieces weighed a ton, which It took
twelve men to remove.
A ca'l was sent for an ambulance from St.
ry*s Hospital. Dr. David arrived before
the men had finished taking apart
chlnery H
arm at on<
Zeitland lost -i large i I blood be
i.,ro the ambulance is perfectly
conscious and underwent the operation without
rmur. He Is thirty j
N". I*».'; 7I *» .' ; 7 Madison avenue. 1^ I at the
tal that h< vei .
"Maggie Harold," Former Actress,
Succumbs to Shock.
Mrs. Marparet Harold Davldge, who for mnny
years was known on the stage as Macsrie Harold,
died late Monday night at her home. No. 132 Pa
cific street, Prooklyn.
Th* new* of the nrrrst of li«*r fcon. William T. J.
Dnvidße, r-lnrtr.ii with shooting Miss Rosalie D
Wilbert. ■ nurs< had proved a severs shock »o
hr-r. For two weeks Mr?. Davidge hn«i been suf
fering from an ■':<<~k of prip anil hf-r heart was
weakened. Tlie family tried to keep the kr.owledif
of h"r son's arrest from her. but fhn learned of It
in some nay nn<i grew rapidly worse.
Mrs. Davidpe was born In Philadelphia, li 1851
Her first ptaee appearance was with the Galton
Opera Company, at Philadelphia,; In 1870. Aft< her
marriage to William T. Davidgc she became U;»
star of the company.
As Maggie Harold she afterward starred In her
own stock company. Fnr a time Mrs. Davids;*
played character i>;trts in Augustin Daly's com
pany. Her last stage appearance was at the ppnr
born Theatre. Chicago, In 18W. While there her
husband died and Mrs. Davldge retired.
She leaves, besides her "on. William T. J.
Davldge. a younger Harold, and a daughter
Supposed Cause for Suicide of
Benjamin F. Kobbe.
Paterson. X. .T . March 10 (Special).—Benja
; .',... ,■ -, re ira general passenger
of tbe Red star Bteamshlp Company *ni
\><-r «.f the New York Stock Exchange,
killed himself yesterday.
Mr. Kobbe r«-tir<-<l to Ms room In his summer
home near Rai isey, yesterday morning, com
plaining that )>•• w:is fitigued. A few minutes
lat»-r his enn found him lying on th<- bed with
a bullet wound In bis ri^lit temple. He hf-M a
smoking revolver In his right band. Hi* death
ha<J been ova.
Mr. K0h1,.. v.;is (Ifty-nve years old. He was a
brother of «;. W. Kobbe, a hat manufacturer, of
No. B0 Pulton stio«t. to whose home In New
York the i taken this afternoon. The
break in Ihe sto< k market is supposed to be the
of the suicide.
The Duchess of Bedford Frozen in Ice Two
Hundred Miles off Point Barrow.
Portland. Ore., March 13.— Letters from Ernest
I.efflnp,well snd Captain Blmar Mlkkelseta, contain
ing the first news from the Anglo-American polar
expedition since it left Alaska, were received here
to-day. The letters were dated November 21 and
B. and were carried over the ice fields to Potal
Barrow, where they were delivered to the Cana
dian Mounted Police.
Ix-fflnuwfll said that the Duchess of Bedford
was frozen la solid lee about two hundred miles off
Point Barrow, and that preparations were almost
completed for starting the expedition Into the un
known country lying to the north. According to
the writers, the .start will be made early this
spring. , . , .
Ixnintrwfll go.-* on to say that, .uniting from
th* tides and from talks with the natives, they
have come to the conclusion that a large Island
exists not far from th" mainland. The explorers
say that the party may not return for two yean.
the weather was moderate at the time the let
ters were written. Th.- severest cold ha.l then been
only 1<» degrees below zero, sad on some days the
mercury had reached 10 decrees above. The entlro
party of fifteen were In good Henna.
Twelve Wives Will Accompany the Sov
ereign to San Eemo.
Genoa. Marrh 19-The King of Slum, Chula
longkorn I. is expected at Han Remo to-morrow.
He has rented the Nobel villa, where special
apartments for his twelve wives have been pre
pared. _
Waldwick M X. March 19.-A herd of deer be
lonijlng to the Theodore A. Havem«yer estate, two
mile, from Mahwah. escaped and ran to th« woods,
near Saddle River, a distance of nine miles. Five
of the deer were seen near Hoppers Creek, and on«
was seen to jump from a high bridge which broke
its neck The farmers fear that the deer will ruin
...•i?h nrnnirrv ' The deer would nave been shot
had it not been that tha taw forbldj it
Says South Dakota Executive Is
Implicated in Land Frauds.
[Frtm Th» Tribune Bureau. !
Washington. March I!>. Representative Mann,
of Illinois, has publicly charged the Governor of
South Dakota. Coe I. Crawford, with being guilty
of a premeditated scheme to defraud the gov
ernment of public lands and with evading pun
ishment through political influence. Mr. Mann
presents affidavits of agents of the Interior De
partment and others fn support of his charges.
As a forerunner of these charges, Mr. Mann,
when the Sundry Civil Appropriation bill was
under discussion, announced his intention in the
following words: *
I hope at a little later period in this session
to have the privilege at least of putting Into
"The Record*; some ; evidence so <;. mining in iy»
character that it ought to drive ;it leas! away
from the confines of civilization some gentle
bf|flb f |f l . now '" apparently the highest respecta-
Desplte Mr, Mann's ean.est advocacy of the
appropriation of additional funds for the in
vestigation of land frauds, an( j his energetic
fight to defeat an amendment offered by Repre
sentative Mondell, placing limitations on the
Secretary of the Interior In Investigating land
frauds, that amendment, which was supported
by Representatives Burke, of" South Dakota;
Gronna, of North Dakota, and others, was
adopted. The request of the Secretary for an
additions: $T>oo,ooo to defray the expenses of
further Investigation was defeated.
Since the adjournment of Congress Mr. Mann
has been making a thorough Investigation along
the lines Indicated by his remarks in the House,
and In to-day's "Congressional Record" he makes,
these charges.
In Introducing them Mr. Mann says that his
limited investigation of laiii i frauds leads him
to 'li» opinion that the Individual homestead
try men has imposed on the government only
to a very limited deg ■■••. but that flagrant vio
lations of the law hav< been committed by men
representing large cattle interests and by those
who havo financial or political prominence, or
both, and who seek to shield themselves from de
tection and prosecution because of their high
btandlng and reputation. Mr. Mann says:
I want to refer to a case thai demons!
conclusively that a man may not only be
guilty of .-rim.- in connection with the public
lan<ls. but that his political Influence is so pow
erful that he can successfully thwart the ef
forts of the government to secure an in<li'-t
inenl against him. an<l at the same time can
conduct a political campaign and succeed in
becoming the • erno of his suite, and for tho
purpose of showing what the records disclose I
will append to my remarks copies of official
communications and files in th.- Department of
the Interior relative to this case, which is briefly
as foilow<»:
An attorney of prominence snd for some years
the general attotnev of a leading railway com
pany In his state, the owner of a cattle ranch,
deliberately lilre<l certain young men to make
entries under the homestead laws for govern
ment (and Inside of his ranch, nnd it will ap
pear frojn tho record that tho entries were made
not only for the purpose nf obtaining unlawful
possession of the lands, but with the Intent of
fraudulently acquiring title thereto. The lands
were within a fence, notwithstanding the law
makes it a. criminal offence to fence public lands.
The record further discloses tb:»t this lam grub
ber hired these Slings i •• t»- made; bo paid the
tiling foos t.i the land office and all fxp^ii: <■« in
connection with the entries; in addition thereto
ho agreed to pay, and did pay. to each of the
voting men the sum of ?I<K">; that he personally
conducted those boys to the lands at the time
they made th< entries; that the en try men
never visited the lands but once afterward, and
then they were accompanied, :\* on the first
trip, by this man, who had Induced them t'»
perjure themselves for his profit: that tho trips
necessitated a railroad journey of some distance
from the place where they and this distinguished
conspirator actually resided, and that he paid
nil tho expenses of the trips; that upon the
lands upon which the young men filed they
found already erected on each tract a small
board shanty; that they remained upon the
land overnight upon the occasion of each trip.
Bleeping In the shanties, having boon supplied
with bedding, etc., from the ranch of the party
for whom they made the entries.
After his Inquiry at the Department of the in
terior, Mr. Mann went to tho Department of
Justice. He wa's permitted to examine, but not
to publish, the record. He say* of it:
It showed that the United States District At
torney reported to <be Attorney General that
the .'sis.- bnrl been presented to the grand Jury
and that an Indictment failed by a small margin,
and that in his opinion the party Implicated
and his emissaries personally saw members <>f
the rand Jury and defeated the Indictment. He
also stated that the evidence was clear and
positive, but exptessed the opinion thai It would
be doubtful about securing an Indictment be
cause of the political prominence and Influence
of the accused. He was no« only not Indicted.
but, following almost immediately the action of
the grand jury In failing t.. indict him, he was
nominated for Governor of the state, and was
subsequently elected, and la to-day the Governor
of South Dakota
Mr. Maim th'-n quotes a letter from Attorney
Genera] Bonaparte refusing to make public Hie
record, and closes his statement thus:
1 ask whese can there be found a clearei case
rif a premeditated scheme to defraud the gov
ernmenl of portion of the public domain?
Where ran 1"- found i more striking Illustra
tion of tii-- miscarriage of just!.-.- through i" -
iltical Influence? It is such aggravated cases
as this that fully justify the vigorous methods
of the Secretary of the Interior In dealing with
public laud frauds,
l have no Interest In tho politics of South Da
kota, and in referring to this case an.) publish
ing the record herewith I do so for no other pur
pose than to show the methods that are re
sorted to by men In lii^'i station to fraudulently
obtain possession Of the public lands and to
demonstrate how difficult it Is to secure success
ful prosecution for su<-r violations.
Mr. Mann includes In his statement a letter
written to the Secretary of tin- Interior by the
Attorney General on .lune .'.. 1906, by which it
is seen the cases are now outlawed The Mht
reads :
Referring to the matter of Coe I. Crawford,
Julian \v. Blount and others (your ili.'s 1., and
R. I>l\.. lir><». i:nm;>. in which, at the Instance
of your department criminal proceedings were
Instituted against tho said parties for alleged
fraud in connection with certain homestead en
tries of public lands in Wat worth County, S. i>.
1 have tho honor formally to report that on the
presentation or the government's evidence to the
grand Jury at Sioux Falls In April last, that
body declined to indict. After conference with
representatives of your department it waa de
cided to again present these cases to a grand
Jury, and this was accordingly done at tli<> re
cent term at Deadwobd, S. D. The result again
was a failure to indict, the grand jury. It is
understood, standing 12 to 7 against indictment.
These cases appeared to present tlannint vio
lations of the public land laws, and the failure
of the government to secure Indictments can
only be explained by the unusual political situa
tion In South Dakota nnd the strong partisan
feeling resulting therefrom. All of the eases,
with two exceptions, will have been barrel by
the statute of limitations by the nrst of tho
cominK month. One of the remaining two will
be barred In August and tho other In November
of the present year. In view, however, of the
government's double failure to indict, notwith
standing the strong showing made and the prob
r»allßued oa second pas/*.
"Its purity baa mad* tt fwnoua."— AdvL
Police Graft Set Forth Specifically
at Hearing.
Tv T»l«?rsph to The Tribunal
Albany, March 10.— -By a vote of 7 to 4 the
FSinsjham Police bill was reported from the.
Senate Cities Committee to-night. Senator
Wemp'e, of Sehenet tady. Republican, and Sen
ators McCarren,'- Frawley. of New York, and
Ranisperger. of Buffalo, Democrats, voted
against it. Those for it were Senators White,
Davis, Carpenter. Page, Dunn. Franchot and
Foelher. Senators Raines and Grady were ab
sent. Immediately following the hearing in the
afternoon Senator Page moved to nave the bill
reported. The committee wrangled over it for
several hours.
Iflc Instai i of police graft and in<»ffi
ciency related bj J. \v. Seattle, head of the
Madison Square Church House and an Irapas
sioni d 'i< nunriaiion by Alfred K. Omraen of pol
1.' ■<■ conditions .13 seen by him when a police
magistrate, markeC thr bearing In the Btngbam
»)iil before the Senate Cltl s Committee here to
"If •! »• women who pay cops -S."i Just to walk
two blocks '>n th.-ir brats," declared ex-Judge
Ommen, h.s voice vibrating with emotion, "<■>!■
the poor women who have to pay the profes
sional bondsmen night after n ; Kht. or these
same bondsmen who have to divide with th«
roundsmen, were here to t»-!l you aboct the
police, as they've told ii 1"^.1 "^. time after time. then
you would know what they are. Then you would
t ar up the poli< ■• department from stem to
"Did you ever prefer charges against any of
those policemen? 1 queried Senator Frawley, of
"Tea. I did," answered Ommen "You will
find many casea of charges preferred t>y me
''.'■vu .v headquarters, and of policemen dis
missed, t'M.. '
Tammany opposition came to the front in
frequent interruption of various adVocatea of
the bill by Senat< r Frawley, while ri^lit at the
close of the hearing Senator McCarren u'.M tn
grill Commissioner Bingham. If « 1 i • I not soc-
Commlssloner Bingham beal McCarren
;it Ims own game, and the impression m 1
nmUtee was so strotiL; thut members pre
dict the certain passage of the measure.
. overt
1 I s. Mi Clure, who w..s th»* only per
j son ' -'i that
• Uvidual, not as a
• ■ ( the Inapt 1 toi a Sol a
Ivam -l against th<
only purj
McCarren was to
>n the politicians
■ • police have foi not wanting tne
1 was thronged with ad
■ - of gr.ift li
th t!ii« bill, flocked In until tl
■ Among thoae who ap
. for the Mil ware ex-Mayor Lou-, R, Fui
: ■!! and the Com
of Fifty. J. s Durand, of the Republl
■ ratio,, from the Union League
''in : • F. Brown, Henry
F. H W \\ it<«.>n. Colonel William
r Church and John C. Coleman, who alac
West End Association; Meyer Schoen
• the East Bide >"i\|.- Club; Olln .' Bl
: • • North Side Board of Trad<
: ■ • -rs.
Hardly had Colonel M '"lure finished his de
nunciation •{ the bill when ex-Magistrate
Ommen. representing the Committee of Fifty,
ppratifr up '•> refute bis statements. "Colonel
McClure has covered everything and touc'ie.l
nothing." snld h»'. -This till is for th« people,
not the police. It has come from Intolerable
conditions, which must be chanced. The Police
Department Is Incompetent •■> handle crime The
mnin police work is .i.»n.. by private societies!
Take policy shops, the worst crime New York
had to contend with. The poor woman with V*
cents to buy bread for the children was able
to piny that on a gig and lose it while the chil
dren starved. The police <lid nothing to check
the scandal. But Captain Goddard, :i noble sou!,
rose against It. and his society stamped it out
Poolrooms and gambling are checked not by
the police, but by the Don ling law n;vl an
active District Attorney.
NOT <[... si:d l*p hv POLICE
••Take the social evil Grape Church, whoso
rector, Dr Huntingdon, Is one of the besi knowsi
clergymen In Me* Tork, has property running
through from Broadway to Fourth avenue. Its
parish hoase, where prayer meetings and ..iher
gatherings attended by young men and women
are held, fronts on Fourth avenue. At 11th street
and Fourth avenue f..r years \aa been a n.<
torioua dlsorderlj house, whose Inmates accosted
these young people an.; sometimes even the
clergy The rector went t.> tbe captain in the
; ' and complained The «a[>tnm s^iid he'd
cl.is.- the place. Nothing closed. Weeks went
by; the rector filed complaint after complaint.
One man was arrested and inter discharged
'What .mm '. do?' asked Ihe captain They dis
charged this man.' Bo the rector went to Super
intendent McOHntock >r th. Society f<>r the I'r. -
vent lon of Crime, and in forty-eight hours iliis
place was closed and a case made against its
keepers. I paj SI a week t>. .-i private watch
man v- in' block because the police don't do
their duty A woman hardly dares k>> on tho
■ alone al night. .
v.c don'l claim for this bill that it would do
everything, but it would help. The ponce doni
pay much attention to the commissioner' a order
now, and I tell you the people »re ;it th» limit
of their endurance. Why. the Democratic or
ganisation of New Tork Um.>v\> thai the min
ute It lets the police department k > t.. pieces, it
will loose the election."
Senator Frawley interrupted to say tin; this
was not true, as (he police vote went to Hearst.
■Yes. the police vote."' retorted Ommen, "but
I'm not talking about the vote."
Til apeak jusi about a few little Incidents
winch 1 know," sum Mr. Beattie, in Introducing
himself. "Two men worked for a rich man liv
inp In 37th street. One waa a .nan in whom I
was Interested through my work) a reformed
drunkard. A watch waa stolen from this house.
Two detective sergeants were put on the c.ise.
The. investigated, and arrested my friend, pay
tag BO attention apparently to the other man.
They took him to Jefferson Market, there acted
as Judge and jury, finally arraigned him before
the magistrate and he was held.
"I knew thnt man never took the watch. I
got informer employer down from Boston, and
finally we got him off. Now, this preyed on
his nilnd so that he set about investigating the
disappearance of that watch, and one day he
came to me to say that he had got the other
man drunk and found out all about it. So I
Paterson in Alarm as River Rises —
Little Damage Yet.
' Rv T*l«STS#b to Th* Trlbun-1
Paterson. N. J.. March !'.>.— To-night the Pas
said River is a roaring torrent. The water Is
within four feet of the floors of bridges, and it
is still rising. Many of the residents on both
sides of the river, recalling t ; "> t-vo disastrous
floods four and five years ago, will spend a
sleepless night, although those most conversant
with th» conditions on the PassalC In times of
freshets declare that there is no teal cause for
alarm, and that the river cannot possibly over
flow Its banks unless there is a steady rain of
at least twenty-four hours.
The only serious damage SO far has been dono
to cellars, storehouses and the basement floors
of the mills along the river banks. At the lower
end of Riverside several houses, on the river
banks were deserted. At this point the banks
are low and the water has overrun thf> low
lands. The only damage to bridges was the
washing away of the footbridge at Ilillman
Dr. Stevenson Would Us* Them as
Antitoxin Factors.
[f!y T<>lo3r:ir>h t^> ThP Tribune. 1
Baltimore. March 11>.— Dr. H. Burton Steven
son, .1 well known investigator of antitoxin.
formerly president of the Baltimore County
Medical Association, after declaring to-day that
there should be only two nnpreventable causes
of death old age and accident— ad that all
germ diseases are curable by antitoxins, sug
gested that convicted criminals be used a3 anti
toxin factors if they were willling. Continuing.
Dr. Stevenson sal.!:
Antitoxins should be produced from human
beings and not animals, and this should be
brought about by utilizing the criminals In our
state prisons A liv making punishment for
certain crimed optional with the convicted—
imprisonment on the one hand. Inoculation with
certain disease germs on Ihe other— would
solve the problem for all time.
Boilermakers Man Tie Up System
Unless Demands Are Granted.
[r.y T^oprarh '" Th« Tribune.]
Chicago. March l».i-Ch_lcago to-day became the
storm centre of tho labor trouble* on the Harrhnan
rn'.lronds. Which may r^ach a crisis to-morrow. The
boilermakers employed in tho shops have not tc
cetved the satisfaction in response t-> tho demands
for the reinstatement of the strikers In tho Alton
sbopa In Bloomtagton ar..l the International offi
cers of the unions ar.- considering radical action.
The roads which the boHrrmakera threaten to
tie up ps far as th» shop and repair departments
arr . con<--rnM are th« Illinois Central, tho Burling
ton, the Southern racific. the Union Pacific and
the Oregon Short I.in*. About 10,000 men woutf be
involved •. this strike.
President George F. Duffy <>? the bonermakers;
organization left the city to-nisht for p;..onilng
ton to nttempt a final adjustment of tho dlOcultJ
there. If he fails to obtain a settlement, by which
all the strikers shall be taken back to work. It I*
almost certain triit i big striko will follow.
Mr. If irrlmin himself was appealed fl> aJ r(>o "
by trWrnph. He received a •-'«• in New York
from President Duffy of the union asking for a
confTor.ce In b*h:i!t of the boilerxnakers. It was
said that Mr. Harriman ha-1 fnrty-fUhl hours in
which to comply, with t!i» alternative of a strike
affecting all bis rail systems. No response was
received from him before President Duffy l*ft tfte
I agamst
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Strike of 50fi00 Western Railroad
men Likehi.
- .'!-, all railroad
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Plumbers Go Out at Norfolk —
Work on Ships Tied Up.
my Tetesraph to Th* Tribun?.7
Norfolk. Vii . March 10.— first strike in
the history or the Norfolk Navy Yard begnn
to-day, when the plumbers wont out because
they did not receive a raise of pay from $."• T»i
to $4. Every man in the department of con
st nil ion and repair walked out.
The strikers declare they will not return un
less the raise is allowed. All of the men are
■hip plumbers rind 'he action ties up the work
on the battleship Texas and cruiser ■ > "ympia.
which are being overhauled here.
Men who are eligible to take «he places of
the strikers, it "Is said, will not respond to tho
rail for help. It is also '-' that "*•'••■ mechan
ics in the yard may quit out of sympathy with
the plumbers.
No One Hurt When Train Plunges Down
I By Tr>srafh to "Hie Triimn<\ 1
Winsteil. Conn.. March 13.— Th» Western «llvtsion
of tlie Central Now England Railway was ti«vl up
nearly all alghl Van acci.iont at Pleasant Valley.
N V. to an tboancl passenger train on the way
from Campbell Hall, N. V.. to Hnrtford.
The rain, running at high speed, struck a broken
rail and. With the exception of the locomotive',
pbuiKPil down a:i eir'bar.kinent. One car turned
over four limos anil a pair ol trucks cam? through
the Door. No one wa ■ hurt.
Lured to Dark Hall and Waylaid by Negro
Han and Woman.
Entering- a house when he had been eaßed to
visit a sick child last r.ltcht. Dr. lleiliaiil I^»znrua,
of No. 20 West (Ktb street, was pounced on in a
dark hallway by a Negro man and woman. They
robbed him of $107 in money and a gold watch and
chain valued at 130. Mamie Smith, a Negro woman,
of No. 222 West 61»t street, was later arrested and
locked up at the ■ West 6Sth street police station.
Identified by Dr. Lazarus as having led him to the
house where he was robbed.
fa Beahoard Air Lino through Pinehur^t. Catnden.
Columbia-Jacksonville. Offlct, Ut3 Broadway.—
▲Art. . •
Probability That Thmv Defence W3l
Close To-day.
Although the defence in the case of Harry XL
Thaw practically finished its case yesterday.
there Is a likelihood that the summing trj> win
not begin before Friday, at least, as the District
Attorney hast a surprise in store. This Is th*
calling of a new -witness, whom, the prosecutor
believes, he vii: be able to put en the stand h»
a reopened direct case. This -witness Is Miss
Ida Yen Simontnn, who has been frequently
mentioned in the forty-two days of the trial as
an Important witness.
Miss Simonton has been abroad for several
months, having: been with Professor Richard
Lynch Garner in South Africa, studying pri
mate^. It hi saM that she will bo called to-day
when the defence rests. She has not yet arrived,
and It is presumed she is a passenger on tha
Kronprinz Vilhelm. •which is th» only boat to
dock this morning".
In the affidavit which was admitted to evi
dence on Monday the following passage referred
to sl!ss Simonton:
While In Parti tho said Thaw had compelled
m<\ by threatening to beat me. to write a let
ter to a Miss Simonton. who was staying at the
Algonquin Hotel in the city of New York, and
who knew my mother, asking her to come to
Pans. When she got there he told her a lot of
falsehoods and lies about me. telling me pre
viously that if I did not indorse what "he said ho
would kill me.
Miss Simonton went from Pari3 to London, at
tho request of White, it Is sa!(J, and escorted
Mrs. Nesbit. who had been Ml destitute there,
back to New- York. If the District Attorney is
able to have her testify, it is understood sha
win corroborate the affidavit, and also tell about
her meeting: My* Nesbit and relate Incidents
that occurred while with her. The defence, it
is believed, will not make any objection to her
betag placed on the stand, expecting: to be abla
to offset her testimony.
Rapid strides were made yesterday toward
the ending cf the trial. All that is left of tho
defence's surrebuttal fa a brief argument on the
admission of letters In evidence zrA the calling
of perhaps m-? lay witness, if a lay witness is
called she will be Mrs. : ■'•-". x.-shit Thaw.
Counsel for the defence had not decided last
night whether to call her or not, although the
family was strongly urging such action. If she
does appear it will be only to identify *ad get
in evidence letters written to her by Stanford
With the exception ef a brief time at the close
of the two sessions yesterday, the entire day
was occupied with the examination and cross
examination of insanity experts, called in sur
rebuttal. Five alienists testified. They were
I>r. Smith Ely Jelliffe. who continued under
cross-examination fmm Monday; Dr. Charles
TV. Pilgrim, Dr. Mentis S. Gregory. Dr. Charles
G. Wagner and Dr. Britton D. Evans. The en
tire morning was taken up with the crrvsp-exarn
inatlon or" Dr. Jelliffe. He was probably the
most hostile expert that District Attorney Jer
ome has hail to battle with. While not talking
at length in reply to questions, as Dr. Evar.3
did. he c^mbat^f) the prosecutor's efforts as
much ss possible, causing se%-era! warm pas
sages at arms.
Th« IMstrk-t Attorney's efforts v m directed
tr> the classifying, if p^smMp. of Thaw's mental
condition at the time he killed Stanford White.
Dr. JelHffe insisted that while there was suffi
cient information in the hypothetical question
on which to base an opinion that Thaw was
mentally deficient, there was not sufficient on
which t»> base a positive diagnosis. Dr. JelUff©
said that Thaw m:pht have beer. In an acute
paranoiac state, but the expert could r.ot be
pinned down further. H>* said that Thaw's casa
resembled that of a young woman about whom
an authority on mental diseases had written.
T!:is young woman had been suffering from "a
mild and recoverable chronic paranoia." Dr.
Jelliffe said that in this state the victim of the
mental disorder might have a recollection of his
Th*» District Attorney asked If the testimony
cf James Clinch Smith as to Thaw's acts on tha
roof jrarden before the shooting did not show
that White's slayer was sane. Dr. JeliifTe saiil
the conversation which Mr. Smith repeated was
Dr. Jelliffe's manner toward the District xt»
torney was shown In the following Question and
'•Did you have ar.y knowledge outside the hy»
pothetlca] question In Interpreting that Ques
tion?" asked Mr. Jerome.
'To some extent, yes.*" the witness replied.
"1 had to havo a knowledge of the alphabet to
interpret the question, and I used this knowl
r>r. jAllifTe was asketi about a primer en men
tal diseases he had edited, and denied respon
sibility, saying it was a work by an expert.
bow dead, and merely brought up •■ date.
"Did you ever ■•• an Insane man do good*
work in a shop?" asked Mr. Jerome.
"Yes. l have."
"Playing baseball." was the unexpected re
ply, at whfch the court, jury and spectator*
Mr. Jerome evidently thought the witness was
loafed sport of him. as he fairly shouted:
•■!>.> v.mi call that a shop?"
l»r. Jelliffe then told ol ssvtasj in. lnsana man
eJDMParM«a»i ho was
. „t a ., and eosjM only
then made by insane
Dr. Charles W. Pilgrim, who is president of
the State Commission in Lunacy, was the first
witness at the afternoon session. He was asked
the stereotyped question by Mr. Pel mas. as fol
"Please state If in your opinion at the tim»
referred to tJune 2"») the person designated as
H. K. T. knew that the act he was doing was
wrong when he shot S. W."
"In m opinion." the witness replied, "he did
not know the nature or quality of tho act. or
that it was wrong.
Mr. .! ked:
"DM ii- X, T kuni volrar
on S. \
•I thtaa ha bad nn Ibssom j;e that ha
was u^ir^ tha revolver." the witness replied.
Pr. v iregory, formerly of the psycho
pathi- ward at Bellevus Hospital, followed Dr.
IMlßrim. H -nas's questions
similarly t, arts. When Mr. Je
rasna I ' the most
bateresttsaj events <•? the day took place whan
the Dsstrici Attorney rehearsed the story of tho
Cftaw. Taking the revolver with which Thaw
<«h>>t ami killed White, he snapped it thraa.
times, to illustrate the three shots, "broka" It
aN>ve his head, and then walked slowly along
the platforrc. with butted pistol raised, aha situs;
how Thaw had acted. Mr. Jerome then took
each event, beginning with tbe actual rtftftttng
and aaked tha witness I* ha the <&t Ttu* |aj|

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