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."-.:• - \ mm -^^ V*- LXVI-.X* 22.051. SERENADE IGA SANKEY EASTER MORX TRIBUTE. Blind Evangelist Weeps as Choir Sings Favorite II if m Of all the n«?vel and beautiful incidents of Easier Day none sited more comment yes terday than ■ "sunrise serenade to In D. Far.key. the lad and bedridden evangelist finger! and the Rev. Dr. Theodore L. Ouyler. both of v beta live in South Oxford street. BroOfc :yn. The serenade was an impromptu affair. It followed a sunrise sons and prayer service at the Hanson Place Baptist Church, of which the I>v. Dr. Case is pastor. The service was led by the Rev. Frederick MUls. the susgtas; evangelist, with a larg* choir from* the Hanson Place Baptist. Janes Baptist. Furnner Avenue Baptist. Embury Methodist and Washington Avenue Baptist churches. When the service was over in the Hanson Place church f ome one suggested it would 1* a fitting thin? to ~r> in a body Just around the coVner <nd •erena'le Mi Fankey. who. while associated with »wight L. Moody, entertained r-undredsfof thou tand« with gospel singing. Headed ; v Dr. Case and the B«r. John R. Krox the singers marched to South Oxford «. r^>t The Fankey house is detached. Mr. Fankev'n room is on the second SOOT. The great choir surrounded the house, and at > signal from Mr. Mills began "O<* Will Take Care Of You," which has become a favorite with evan rpstalr* in Mr. Sankey's room the effect was almost electrical. -What hi it what does it all mean?" exclaimed the blind man. rousing him •elf from Ml Easter meditation and reaching his hands toward the window. The early morning air thrilled with the melody. "Quick." said Mr. Ssaivr. "open all the win (•nv - I don't was* 10 miss any of it." The windows were raise- , and Mr Sankey was ase ; M cd to a seat overlooking the street. The tears steamed down the old evangelist's face as r.,. il«ten«<3 to the retcec In succession then were given a nunrher of Mr Bankey-e favorites. arr.ong them "Onward. Christian Soldiers.' -When he Mists Have Rolled Away." "Under ilic tvi.iir 111 1 and "No Shadows There." £™ refor? the programme wa. finished the £4! choir out of doors at that hour in the ; r,,vw,iv,« in the block Let's go and grenade him. too." M H the k>r»r.K"«- The scr^naders lid not have to send in for Pr. Curler He had heard the' volume of song In rrojjt of the • key borne. an<f h* wa? wit on bis front steps before the throng reacaesj nts come. and Oofl bless you for you- sing inr " «»id the old doctor, as be removed Ins hat. ••JfuVt give me Onward. Christian Soldiers." usain.'* M*\ Mills, the leader, stepped up alongside the venerable preacher and start" 1 the rrr> grasTiiiie all over again. At the end of the flrst *or,x Dr. Cjiyler pnt his arms around th* neck of tb*> younger man and spoke his thanks Into hi* ear." Then to the singers he said: r«h it -was 9 beautiful, beautiful thing for you to sing for Mr. "maker- Do you know that ih«> last sons my friend Banker sang four years ac at the time he was stricken, was Blest Be th» Tl» That Binds? Why. my friends, lie's in "R*\;\*h Land now. Just waiting to be ushered in to the New JcrufaJejn." • «»twe^r. selections I -. Curler spoke on. the > K nn or Knst»r. teeing bis hearers that his Chriftian experience was brighter a.l the time. ALL NEW YORK PARADES. Fifth Avenue Almost Impassable— Wondrous New Style*. Thp mear-i of Easter paraders in Fifth •venue was lorx and steady yesterday, eight deep bring th*» line of march along the walks at the thi::nest parts of the crowd. If the «lin *iti<l Tioi:-*- of moving traffic — horse and foot— coul3 have >*-f-n suspended for five minutes, the look«T-<!i would have heard the greatest buz/. ef sw?i|i in its history •. the frank comment on h»* and gown. . Such eypr>^«:nt;s as "Isn't that positively »«. fUL George?" ar.d "That's the same kind of a hat, dear, you '.v-uited me to buy for $9 7^ I'm glad I didn't tak'- your advice, for look what's wear ing it." poured out constantly as the stta ob server wended his way northward. A woTrian whose BJBBBber two shoe pinched her tiuml)»r f.->ur foot sat on the steps of a church to re«t. Fhe was of the Spanish type and had heavy, dark eyebrows. A conspicuously scarlet dres<> which clung closely to her form, together *ith two long aigrettes that curved backward frem a small, scarlet "creation" gave her the appearance nf a Mephisto, and a rather haughty Tmnan remarked as she passed: "That's Met Phbr! ' waiting at the church." A young T.oman joined the file at 40th street «■'< bore op bravely under a fire of comment t* far as 4"Jd street. Her hat. which was ex c/iJingly mi* ll. was of t»v color of terra <-otta, «n<s looked HJce an inverted flower pot. From the centre protruded two snail plumes land a !onj lii- . A woman behind her remarked to her fcu*bsn<J i, ; a whisper that could be heard across the street • "Thai's not ■ hat, It's a potted liir." EAST FIDE GIRL SEKS PARADE. Among ih« promer.aders, too. was Rosie, the Division street milliner. She was easily recog mzr "* by those Host shoes with high heels and a Prlnre Chap suit of that fashionable mustard .«l"r. Of course, she had a hat. It tilted up behind and tilted down in front, with a lot of ■••hers and ribbons and BSKSI like on It. That 1» tot the ■<; Rosie, or Judy O'Grady or the Lionel lady or any of her other Pinters would Scribe it. but that was its central effect on the average masculine mind. She and most of her »r\*'.« ivor« them, just the. kind of a hat to •*•*• a man want Is lift It up In front to •»«• the face under it, which probably is the chief "*• of a hat. after all. Kosle and her friends occupied more of the 'idexvalk along Fifth avenue this year than ever. **Jt the carriageway belonged is her wealthier eteter, wr>o w . as Just as obviously, if less frankly. out 10 I* Wrrn . Bat tlie grandeur and splendor o- f their equipage* did not dismay Basis one kit . for. as die said to Hermann, the butcher bay «-ho is going to open a shop of his own soon «ii Sheriff street. "T!:oy ain't got not bin' on me •or stylishness." To which Hermann replied lonflly, "you bet they ain't." ' WASTED CRITICISM. HofI» hadn't been reading the psjajers for noth-* tot lately, -„ H h« and Hermann reached Fifth avenue just as the paradi-rs were coining out *>t f»e churches. Serene In the consciousness that !»*r mustard colored gown could not have flttei mere tightly. Roste was in a frankly critical tr.ood. ''What do you think of her In (hat rose color pongee with a sailor blouse, with revers of black dotted Milk and three pleats and chenille ro sctteer* "■vie." said Hermann, politely, but vaguely. "I don't see how anybody can wear a'iy skimpy Mag Ukc that. It a'r.'tf anything to that pur* CwallaUSd OS ttscend 7?kc. y BBBHB993HBMfiflsflßCßS&3flfci3Atefaßtfßn^^Rl9Bßi To-d*"". rlituii.v and warmer. To-morrow, fair; east wlnu'«. MR. ROCKEFELLER'S GIFT. Endows Pleasure Ground for Cleve land zcith $1,000,000. Cleveland. March Si,— "The Leader" to-mor row will say: "Public announcement will be made to-day of the gift by John 1). Rockefeller, of Forest Hill, his magnificent and extensive summer home in East Cleveland; to the city or Cleveland for use as a public park, together with an endowment and Improvement fund of J-'.000.000. The transfer shall be made when East Cleveland shall become a part of the city. by annexation. "By the terms of the sif? the sale or use of toba« r liquor and dancing are t • be for ever barred within the confine* of Forest Hill and no street railwa; line i.- to h< permitted to enter the grounds." The Forest Hill estate comprises close to six hundred acres, moat of it heavily wooded. VAST P. R. R. TRAIN SAVED. Wreckers Third Attempt Frustrated —Pole Pinned on Tracks. Toungstown. Ohio Match 31.— 1t was learned (Or-night thai an attempt mad« yesterdsy to wre.k the Pittsiuirß flyer, one of the l'ennsyl vama Railroads fastest trains between Cleve land nnd Pittsburgh was frustrated when the < row of ■ shiftinc engin* near l.owellvllle re moved a telephone pole which had been place! across the rails with iis ends secured with heavy Makes -driven into the ground- Seventeen mtn ut»s later the fast train, running at the ra'e of fifty miles an hour, went \<\ . It is believed tl"> wreckers were those who wrecked th<» Chicago limited and the Keystone Express on the Pennsylvania Railroad iear Plttsburg recently. Captain Oastinger, of New castle. FVnn .. with a force of railroad detectives, Is investigating. TIES CHAIXED TO TRACK. Passenger Train Wrecked Xcar New Orleans People Aroused. New Orleans. March VA. -Train wreckers chained thirty-one c roast Irs nf intervals >>f a few- yards across the rails of the Louisiana Southern Railway south of New Orleans yester day and caused the wrerkinjr of a local passen ger train. There wera no serious casualties, but evidence of a murderous design has stirred the country pe°p'c to threats of violence. HER RICK OX FORAKER. Dor* Not Believe Senator's Aspira tions Are Taken Seriously. Panta Barbara, cm.. March .11.— "I do not bo !ieve the people of Ohio take Senator Foraker"s personal aspirations seriously. Nor do I think th«» Republican party doe?." Myron T. Herru-k. ex-Governor of Ohio, said yesterday that this was all he cared to pay about ths senior Senator's alleged aspiration 10 succeed Roosevelt,", lie. declared, however, that the pre.— situation rendered it absolutely im twiaalMa to risk a guess on the man to whom would fall the Republican choice In 190 R. UXIOXS MA V WEAKEX. Railroads' Poll Indicates Chance <>f Averting Big Strike. [By '• •jro. March :;i Th»- railroad? innounced • ... - • ■ an ■ - .Him completed ployes, showed a Strong sentl oalling of a t»:R strike, and tn favor of accepting tli* wage offer of t!v The announcement • to the fnlted i commissioners •<-inpting to ■ s settlement of the dispute, i iiiay have an Important bearing on th>- peace negntial Following this move of the railroads, the re port was spread iim' 'in leaders at the unions were preparing to make several concessions. «' srss t ild th<- demand for ••< nine-hour day might be abandoned, arid thai the men also might de cide to tiik- less than the 12 i*r cent advance which they have been asking Grand Chief Garretson of the conductors not confirm the report. His associate, • Jrand Chief Morrlss.y of the Trainmen re fused to declare himself any further than to as sert that the "situation had not changed ma terially." Meanwhile. Chairman Knapp of the Inter state Commerce Commission, and Labor Cotn >ner Neili continued to argue alternately with th< lewral rf it m g 11 — m and the union rep resentaUves. The f'-deral officials hel.l three meetings- two with the men and one with the .-•d officials daring tiie day and some prog ras reported. The three cornered peace lirgotiatl ns wili be continued to-morrow. Those who ktp watching the conferences close !•• ;>r effort to conned the announced re sult of the railroads' canvass With the report thai ih" employes were weakening. It was as srtted that the union leaders fear a change of sentiment among their members and ijro inor> ;.nx'«.ur- t-> arrange a settlement than at any previous tune. This was said to be true of tho : l.irs in rarti<ular Th<- w-st made by the roads is said to hay shown thai on three large rai". systems a large majority of the conductors are in favor of a< ■- reptlnc the companies' offer. These lines, it Is are the Santa Fe. th« Yasoo & Mlssls f ippi Valley and the San Pedro system. MOB ATTACKS POLICEMAN. Sergeant Stabbed in Back While Making Arrest— Caught Here. Montclair. N. J.. March 31 (Special).— Sergeant Thomas Claren. of the Mont.lair police force. Is In a critical condition from ten stab wounds received while ho was attempting to make an rrrest this afternoon. f A gang of Italians had congregated at Bay and Pine streets. They became unruly, and pollce nktsj arrested two of the ringleaders. Sergeant Clares srenl to the scene nnd was set upon by tlie crowd when he attempted to make an urrest. He was badly bfaten. and it Is alleged thaL I'.at.hatl Barno up from the rear and stabbed Claren several times with a stiletto. At the same iMn* a large stone «tru- I him in the <^- ..n<l felled him unconscious in tlie roadway. Claren had drawn hi* revolver, and as h? fell it diopped from his hand. It was picked uft by John Addicks. who fired several shots at Sarno us he fled. Sarno and eight others were arrested later. Patsy flail ll tt of No. 51 Bay street. Montclair. was taken last night from No. 7 Mott slre-t to the Hudson street hospital. Two pistol shot wounds, he told the police, were received in Montclalr. and the police of that town «aid a man 'ad been fatally stabbed there and that they had fired five times at the assailant. Bal vitti was made a prisoner. , NEW-YORK. MONDAY. APRIL 1. 1907.-TWELVE PAGES-*, «£«£• :aE*«». THOUGHT IT WAS RACE. YALE MEX SURPRISED. Catch Tartar in Bingham's Automo bile — Arrested by Occupants. Five Yale students. Including Danie! C. Tom iinscn, a son of John < '. Tomlinson, of No. 4."> West 57th street, t bought they were having an exciting race early last evening with an automo bile In Amsterdam avenue, anil were congrat ulating themselves on the speed of the car they were in when the other machine drew up along side of them and its two occupants, after, an nouncing that they were policemen, arrested the chauffeur. The students failed to **"** the joke, but they wen! to the West 100 th stree~ station and balled oul the chauffeur, Thomas Sullivan, of No. ::<>•} West 4Sth street. Roundsman Casey and Patrolman M*Jlon wore in Commissioner Bingham's car, a( Amsterdam avenue and 110 th street. The machine which contained th< students Is owned by Mr. Toraltn son, ;m<l ss it passed the department machine the chauffeur nskrd if assistance was wante I. Casey shook bis bead, and the students con tinued down the avenue. Casey and Mallon then put on their power, and went after the car. Apparently thinking that a race would result, the, students turned » round and started to wave their handkerchiefs nt the other car. Mallon says the machine was going twenty miles an hour. JERSEY SCORCHERS HELD. Police in Crusade Arrest Reckless Auto Drivers. East Orange. N. J.. March SI (Special). - Chief of Police James Bell last week ordered the East Orange force to make a round-up to day of automobllists \\l . exceeded the speed limit. As a result several Krister outings were broken up, and the East Orange treasury was enriched by the scorchers. A stretch along Park avenue, whlc?i Is now one of th»» principal county thoroughfares, was t,.r;isii!-^ri oft*, ar. J signals, were arranged so thnt policemen al each end of the course could com municate. Policemen Zink and O'Neill were .\t the ends with stop watches. During th* day the following autoraobilists were arrested: Frederick Ehrllch, No. 4."» Osbornv Terrace, Newark; Frederick B. Turner. No. 80 Halstead street. Bast Orange; Walter H. Ellis, No. 11l Mfpi*» • venue, north, Cast Orange; Harry V.a gleson, No. 38 Park avenue, Cast Orange; Eric Banquist, No. 88 Washington* street. )'.-., arige; Arthur IT. Lanborn, No 24H I'pper Moun tain avenue, Montcialr; Abram N Seeling, No. .".L"J BellevllW avenue, Newark Recorder FYanklln W F*Orl held court this oon. EIIIk was fined Kl«>. Seeling 830. am] re was suspended in the '.';•-■ of I. and Khrllch. Banquim paid i' nne nt $IS. Tur ner $10, ;•!;•! sentence wan suspended In thi of ESagleson, who rode a le because he SNld the machine. «rhl«rh belonged to a friend. bad t '.in away with till H< ■ could find oul ho« '" work the |eve< p It ne had sped past the course. AUTO KILLS CHILD. Occupant a Leave Victim When Angry Craved Gathers. e^ •/ Bftdle Stuck}'. four y-nrs old. >' So 65 sixth avenue, Newark, wan almost instantly killed by Hit automobile owned and driven by George K. Plume, of No. i Warren strt-et, that city, last night. The child ran against the machine and was drawn under th»» rear wheels. The accident happened near the girl's Ifome, and a crowd of men and women In great excite ment gathered about the automobile when Plume brought it to a stop. In the machine with the owner were Irs. Plume. Miss Georgia Steel and Norman Pratt, all of Newark. The police were Informed of the accident, nnd were told by William Brady, of No. II Court street! Newark and Valentino Roscica. of Brooklyn, who were witnesses of the fatality, thai the automobllists refused to take the child to aj hospital. It ■•.;!■ about two hours later that Plume and his wife walked Into police, headquarters and said that it was their machine which struck the child. They .-aid the girl ran suddenly from the xldewalk. They did not explain their reason for driving off. but it is believed they feared the angry residents. Plume was paroled. . EIGHT AUTO SPEEDERS ARRAIGNED. Two Held for Trial— Others Will Be Exam ined Later. Eight automobllists who had been arrested for speeding on Saturday night were arraigned in court yesterday morning. Two were held for trial and th* others for further examination. The two who were held for trial appeared be fore Magistrate Crane In the West Bids court They were Jerome Alexandre, who said he was a second cousin of District. Attorney Jerome, and George Hodman, of No. 835 Madison avenue. Both were arrested by Patrolman I bans be tween 76tb and 78th streets on Riverside Drive. Alexandre pleaded guilty to going twenty-four miles an hour. Bod man was charged with go- Ing eighteen miles an hour. He said he had In creased his speed to go up a hill. They were. held In 1200 ball. The six others were arraigned before Magis trate, Walsh in the Harlem court. As it was tin magistrate's last day In that court he said he did not ears to enter Into the merits of the cases and adjourned them all until next Wednesday, continuing the station house bail. The prisoners gave their names as John W. Bouthack, of No. •IS West 53d street; Edwin Muir.. fifteen years old. of No. 17 West 86th street; N. Parish Wat son, of No. 90 llornlngslde avenue; "Al" Reeves, of No. l m West 4-d street; Lawrence Otis, of No. 23 West 75th street, and Oscar Hruen, of No. 77 Monroe street, Brooklyn. THREE DROWS AT DOVER. Mother Throws Herself and Children Into Shongum Lake. f i!y Telegraph to The Tribune.] Dover. N. J.. March 31.— Matilda Brlt tlng, wife of Otto Brittlng. of Millbrook. yester day afternoon drowned herself find her nine months, old son George, and her three year old stepdaughter Grace. In Shongum Lake, about two miles from her home. The three bodies were discovered at daybreak to-day in shallow water about twenty feet from shore. The mother's body was bent over with the boy clasped in her arms, while the girl was beneath her. The garments of both children were fast ened to, their mother's with safety pins. Dritting was In Dover yesterday afternoon, and when ho got home at night he learned that Mrs. Brlttlng had gone visiting with the two children. A neighbor told Brittin.-r that his wife had gone on toward Shongum. Brltting started •for Shongum, where he learned that Mrs. Brit tins had gone toward the lake with the children. After a vain search with a lantern along the lake shore. Hritt'.ng returned home. At day break he went back and found the bodies. He believes his wife became deranged. His first wife met a tragic death on July 12. 1004, when she was accidentally killed by a shotgun. AFTER ALL, USHER'S THE SCOTCH U.» nui.d« Use L... i.jiJ faraou*.— AdvV ■ POOLROOM TRAIL HOT. IXQUIRV GOES DEEP. Vandrver Hopes to Reveal Inside . History of Whole Game. Before Assistant District Attorney Vandiver runs down all the clews to the poolroom busi ness that have been found in the records taken from the clearing house, at No. 112 Fulton street, he expects to have a complete history of .inn how the •protected" poolrooms have been operating: for the last ten years. Not only does he expei t t.. know who have been the active inon in the husiness. l>ut also who have stood back of h. Ho already has the names of scores Of v ' -II known persons who have won and lost through the syndicate. Among the papers now In the possession of As sistant District Attorney Vandiver are checks Bsade out to prominent persons in payment of their winnings, and duplicate deposit slips, show ins that money h;s<l been deposited to the credit of equally well known persons In various banks by "C. I>. Miller & To." There are also letters from some of the losers, saying that they were temporarily short of money and asking that they minht be allowed to make good their losses later. Some o f these persons hnve already b*en subpoenaed by the District Attorney, and others will ho summoned later. The April grand jury. which will i.c sworn In to-day, will probably heir one of the most Interesting stories of the poolroom business In this city ever brought out in a grand Jury room. DISPUTE OVER BET LED TO TIP. Facts concerning the present search of the man "higher up" in the poolroom game show how carefully it has been organized and how secretly parts of it have been carried on. It is understood that th» tip leading to the Impor tant discoveries rame from a man who had been playing the races in Keator's place, at No. 47 Broadway. This man. who Is Bald to be a resident of New Jersey, had been playing in poolrooms so long that he was more or less fa miliar vith the system. Some dispute. It Is said, about a wager where he did not get all th» money he thought he was entitled to Induced him to go to the Police Commissioner and the District Attorney. After Deputy Police Commissioner Hanson and Assistant District Attorney Vandlver got Into Keator's plnee on Monday and found a mass of material tending to Indicate that It was only part of a system, one of the raiders took Miss Km.i Banntrock in hand. She was evi dently one. of the confidential employes of the place, Bhe finally said thai a man named Fisher was bach of the place; but It was not until she had been placed under arrest that she became ore explicit and said that the man was I-;. A. 'Fisher. The poll) had no idea who Fisher was or wli«»re h^ could be found, but later. In looking over n bundle of cancelled checks, they found many made out by Keator to the order of E. A. Fisher. These had been indorsed by Fisher and then relndorsed with a rubber stamp to be de posited to the account of "W. D. Miller & Co." These checks- showed that Keator had sent to Fisher about |30O every two days. This amount is thought to have been for racing new% as smiik. of the Fisher jitai-c-.". according to hi* book*, brought In as much as $2.7<*» a day. Data found hi Keator's place led unmistaka bly to the conclusion that somewhere In the downtown district there was a headquarters for a poolroom syndicate. Without knowing definitely where this place was. but having th«j address of half a dozen buildings, Deputy Com missioner Hanson and Assistant District Attor ney Vandiver planned numerous "fishing expe d it lons." TooIC POSSESSION OF BI'ILDIXO. "With a large force of men they practically took .>;■ ,i well known office building. They w< nt into almost every office in the bulldins. or satlsti.-.i themselves In their way that the busi ness conducted was entirely legitimate. In »n« Office, the door of which was open, half a «l«>z» v u men pitting übout without any particular bust w m attracted attention. The door Into an :vi- Joir.ing office was broken open and several ele phonea and numerous racing sheets were found. • >n Thursday ths party went t<> the offices of ••w. D Miller & C 0.." at No. His Fulton street, but a casual examination by one or two scouts led them to believe it was not the place they wanted, it least then. It was on Friday that Deputy Commissioner Hanson nnd Assistant District Attorney Van dlver, still on tli«> general trail, imt with no definite information about any place in partic ular reached th<» "real estate" office of Charge" Reilly. at No. 112 Fulton street. A man who afterward turned ©»l to he Reilly. seemed to be so annoyed by the Intrusion, and the pla« c looked at first glance, so much like a genuine r<Ml estate office, that one of the members of the party started to apologize, saying they had simply come to pet pome Information. Hut when another man rushed to his coat, took out a rec ord book and started to conceal it. and others dashed Into a back room and began tearing up papers, the police came "to attention" on ths spot. RelDy, who continued to protest loudly. way placed under arrest and sent to Police Headquarters. Later, when others found in the room were nrrrested. the party found they had landed the E. A. Fisher they had been looking tor. Then a party was sent to the Down ing Building to take possession of the offices of "W. D. Miller & Co." When the safe In the latter office was opened further records and data bearing on the syndi cate were found. Assistant District Attorney Vandiver, who took possession of this matter late on Saturday night, will not go through it carefully until to-day. He was out of town yesterday. But it Is known that .a bundle of cancelled checks was found, which are thought 40 represent the distribution of the profits of the syndicate. They were signed by a man named Meyer. A man of the same name was captured In the Rellly office on Friday. The records found at No. 112 Fulton street go back ten years. In one of the books was found an account with various persons, supposed to have been managers of the poolrooms of the eyndlcate. The number of accounts running at any one tlmo varied from ten to twenty. The managers of the rooms sent dally checks to Fisher for the winnings of their rooms. There were times when "W. D. Miller & Co." had to Fend their check to the managers to make up a lons on the day's business. : •, Senator Thomas F. Grady was in the city yes terday but he was not at his home nor at any of the clubs ho usually frequents. Soon after hi. reached town he was asked over the tele phone whether he had any explanation for the warer that was made in his name and from his home in Albany on Friday, and for the fact that a deposit slip bearing the name "Thomas F. rradv " was found at No. 112 Fulton street. He stated most positively that he had nothing to 88- V was said yesterday that for some tlmo men It was said yesterday that for sone time men of prominence had been able to lay wagers on the races in the offices of stock brokers in somo of the uptown hotels. After the close of the stock market the telephone operator would get •i wire to one of the racing news bureaus in the lower part of the city. On this Information wagers would be placed with a. man. who made, memoranda on a card held In the palm of his hand The winnings or losses were paid by ©beck the ncxt^ay. . J. P. MORGANS PURCHASE. Van den Poreboom Collection Re ported Bought for $ I*oo,ooo. Brussels, March 31— It Is currently reported that J. Pierpont Morgan, of New York, has ac quired for 51.200.000 the collection of Jules Van den Poreboom. which comprises furniture, pict ures, arms, brasses, old engravings and chim ney pieces. The collection is installed in a sixteenth century Dutch house at Anderlecht. a replica of which will be constructed In New York State under the superintendence of Fran cois Malfalt, the architect. KILLED BY HER MACHINE. Mrs. Loveland Put on Full Pmver While Trying to Turn Around. Oneonta. N. V., March 31.— Mrs. E. S. L*>ve land. a niece of the late C. P. Huntington. and a beneficiary under the latter's will, was In stantly killed to-day while operating a new automobile which had been delivered to her yes terday. In attempting to turn around in Chestnut street Mrs. Lovetend unintentionally put on full power and the car shot across the sidewalk and plunK^d over a stone wall that crowns a twenty foot embankment. Mrs. Loveland was thrown from the car as it dropped to the. ground and her neck was broken. Mrs. Tyn-eiand's daughter. Mr. J. R. Blck ford, of Boston, who r>cupi»d th* car with her mother, escaped with slight bruise?. PITTSBURGH HONEST MEX. Chamber of Commerce Found 28 — Had Hoped for SO. Toy Telegraph to Th» Tribune] Pittsburgh March — At th»* annual dinner of the Chamber of Commerce n**xt Thursday the names of twenty-eight Plttsburg men whom the Chamber considers really righteous will be announced. This is the result of th«» publication of an editorial in an lowa country newspaper that If Pittsburg had existed in the olden times it would have been destroyed as were Sodom and Gomorrah. The Chamber Of Commerce, stung by this comment, started out to find fifty rea'ly right *..us men. They have finally selected twenty eiKiit who they think will pans muster. Their names are being kept secret, anri not evn the themselves know that th»y hay* been ■el< cted. FIRE AT U. S. EMBASSY. Mr.Griscom Slightlif Hurt — Ceiling of Ballroom Falls. Rome, March 31.— While Lloyd C. Griscom. the United States Ambassador, and Mrs. Gria co»»; were returning to-day from the Easter services at the American Church. Mr. Griscom saw smoke rising from the roof of his home, the Palazzo del Drago. Leaving Mrs. Griscom to follow him. he hurriedly entered the building. The servants were not aware that the palace was on fire. The ambassador led the way to the attic, where, on opening the door, a burst Of Sams burned one of his fingers and singed his eyebrows. When the firemen arrived the beam?, which were put In place centuries ago, were burning briskly. The roof over the attic collapsed, caus ing the centre part of the celling- of the, fine ballroom to fall. The furniture and paintings were quickly removed, but not before several of the pictures, notably one of President Roosevelt, were llamas; till Mr. Hltt, secretary of embassy: Major Ed wards, the military attach*: the second secre tary. Mr. Winthrop. and the entire family of Prince del Drago hurried to the palace when they learned of the fire. After working two hours the firemen suc ceeded 111 checking the blaze. The loss is esti mated at $10,000 and Is covered by Insurance. Ambassador Grlseotn Intended to-morrow to sign a lease for the house, which still Is under lease to the former United States Ambassador. Henry White. He also intended at tho same time to insure his household good:*. The origin of the fire has not been definitely established. The fusing of an electric light wire and spontaneous combustion are mentioned as probable causes. SLEUTHS GET SURPRISE. Hunt for Boy and Unearth Great Quantity of Dynamite. While searching early yesterday morning for what they supposed to be the body of the kld napped Bfanrn boy, four detectives from the Bronx bureau unearthed six boxes of dynamite, each containing about one hundred pounds of the explosive. They were congratulating them setves yesterdsy that they had not been blown to atoms. Late Saturday night the Bronx police learned that a contractor had seen a man burying a large box in back of a barn at Xo. 197 Edison avenue. The Bronx. Just before, midnight the four detectives, armed -with pickaxes, shovels and lanterns, started out to investigate. They had not been working long when they uncov ered an oblong box which they raised to the surface of the ground. Then the lid was pried off nnd the eyes of the detectives rested on about one hundred pounds of ablebodied dyna mtte. ■•<»osh!" exclaimed one. "It's lucky for us that your pick did not get into that Ikvx an Inch or two further, or we'd been scattered over this barn lot by now." The detectives procured a wagon and sent the dynamite to the bureau of combustllbles. COLLISION -HAKES !■:<> PAsSENTfERS Only One Man Seriously Injured in Accident to B. & 0. Trains. Fairmont. W. Va., March 31.— Baltimore * Ohio passenger train No. 11, bound for Wheeling. \V. Va.. ran head-on into a freight train at Prltchard's Mills, seven miles west of here late this afternoon. Ovar a hundred passengers were severely shaken up and bruised, and v brake man on the freight train was seriously Injured. Both locomotives were demolished and the trains badly damaged. A misunderstanding of orders, it is said, caused the accident. PRISONERS EXECUTE PRISONER. Peasant! Hold Court in Kink Jail and Con vict Former Policeman. Kursk. March SI. — Druasanlnnlkoff. a former policeman, who was sentenced on February 21 to a year's Imprisonment for torturing peasants, has been killed by peasant prisoners in the jail here. They captured Druzsaninnikoff and held a regular court and executed him by dashing out his brain* against the floor. PRICK THREE CE^TS. GOVERNOR AND SENATE ( Risrs may ay. impexding Will "Righteous Wrath" of Former Impel Him to Appeal to People? Mr Telegraph Is Tr.# Tribute 1 Albany, March 31.— Not in year* hits there, been so serious a situation In state affairs as the condition brought about by the difference between some powerful members of the Legis lature and Governor Hughes over "his reform . policies. The crisis in this condition is ap proaching rapidly, and if the indications given by the Governor's mood in discussing affairs here with his friends In the Legislature and others who have sought his opinion on subjects pending in the Legislature hold good the Got ernor and his legislative friends will take the) offensive and from now on wage a battle for his plans. It has become a question now of the Gov ernor's taking that action which he promised In the campaign— "appeal to the people"— he found himself in extremities or defeat for all his plans. including his cherished Public Utilities bill. As affairs stand In the Legislat ure now. even the Governor's friends confess that he is about defeated on all the things he suggested in his message. But this conclusion is based on the premise that he continues his absolute "hands off" policy, and lets the Legis lature—or the Senate, for In that house lies all the trouble— continue to dawdle along over tho Kelsey case, eventually acquitting Kelsey fas time to prejudice legislative fueling agaipst the Utilities hill enough to help its enemies emas culate It. All this is reckoning without the Governor.' Those legislators who are counted anti-Hushes men know that the Governor has It In his power by the old methods of refusing to sign bills of local import and by giving or withholding pa tronage to force compliance with his wishes. But they believe that he will not us* such methods. Apparently they do not seem to real ize that when he promised to lay his troubles before the people he spoke of Just such a time as the one at hand. Such an appeal may be quite as effective as the OSS of the veto and ap pointing powers. BALKED BT ACTION OP LEGISLATORS. The Governor knows that he has been balked by the action or influence of some of the older members of the Senate in obtaining the passage of the ballot reform measure. He knows that there hi grave doubt of the passage of the May oralty Recount bill. He knows that the addi tional corrupt practices bills are dead. He. knows that since Senator Raines publicly toolc sides with the other Kelsey Senators, the Kelsey men have been virtually in command of affairs in the. Senate, with ability Is retain Kelsey. He knows, too. that the leaders In all this are the men most likely to head the legislative fight against the vital features of th*» Utilities btlT. And lie knew all this before there came from the Senate Finance Committee the defiance— the public challenge conveyed by the killing of the Walnwright Military Inquiry bill, th© me, piece of pending legislation on which Governor) Hughes ever expressed an opinion. Some of the Governor's friends her* say that' he received ample excuse to take the offensive when the Finance Committee voted down the; Wainwrlght bill. Yet a few day* later the As sembly passed the Phillips Ballot mil which would prevent independent partita fusing with old-line parties or other independent bodies. on :ho representation that it was desired by th» Governor. Some legislators there had declared openly that this was diametrically opposed to the Governors recommendations in his message to the Legislature. The Citizens Union had in public statements called attention to the charaa ter of the bill. Yet M was passed, and report here lias said- that some of the Senators who d»» not desire the Massachusetts ballot let It b» j known that they thought this ■ sufficient substi tute. Just following: this came the hearing on th* Public Utilities bill, at which most of the flr» was concentrated on the broad court review proposition, which designedly had been omitted from the bill. And after the hearing the Gov ernor's friend* learned that the chief fight in the* Legislature would be on this same question; ; ami that in the present situation there was con siderable likelihood that the court review of th<» Commission's orders was likely to be shored into the bill. WHEN WILL THE GOVERNOR ACT? Men who have talked with the Governor ro» ccntly about th* prospects of the legislation rec ommended by htm and about the status of the, Kelsey case say that the Governor seems to &•* about ready to express himself concerning the> game these opponents of his policy are playing. They know he has considered the situation care fully and recognizes Its gravity. And they have found that Governor Hughes possesses a strong pense of duty and a strong determination to ac complish whatever he believes is right. On* man who spoke to htm about legislative action on one of the affairs which touch him keenly characterized his frame of mind as "righteous wrath." Therefore predictions are many that he will not delay much longer about taking ths) offensive. Another hearing on the rtllltles bill will be. held on Wednesday before the S-nate Judiciary Committee and the Assembly Railroads Com mittee. Most of the railroads and street rail nay people have had their say. The chief oppo sition at this hearing Is expected to corns from the lighting companies. They will support ths general arguments against the measure ad vanced by the railroad lawyers, according to ths Indications of their views obtained here. laying especial stress on the court review. In addition, they will advance one or two specific amend ments applicable only to the sections governing the lighting companies. As the bill stands, an order of the commissions would fix a gas price, and the commissions, tn their discretion, six months later could fix another. The New Tor* companies are expected to suggest an amend ment which would compel any ord€r to hold good for a certain specified period. The pro visions relative to stock issues and holding com panies probably will not inert the approval of the lighting companies. CHANGES BY FRIENDS OP THE BILL. When the people who would like to chsngs» the 0- *•;>;, :".-. HI aW«« ■»•»> alla 1 1 tl»»l* *U£R»» tlons friends of the bill will take a hand. They, too. will have a few changes to suggest. Th« principal one known now will be to make the. commissioners' salaries $:»,OUO a year instead of $10.€C0. Edward M. Shepard argued that men In those places at $10.<XX> a year would be moro or less irresponsible and subject to political machinations. DeLancey Ntcoll maintained that no self-respecting corporation could trans- A TOUR TO SEE WASHINGTON. Threw day trip via Pennsylvania Railroad. April 4. visiting points of Interest at th* National Cap*, tat. Rate, »2 or $1150 from New York, cover* necessary expenses, according to hotel s else ted.- Arlvt.