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V*«~LXVI N° 22.057.
Will Xot Go Beyond Moral Suasion
in Central America.
Washington, April 6— Secretary Root and
Senor Creel. the Mexican Ambassador, decided
to-day that the time waa ripe for concerted
action to terminate hostilities in Central Amer
ica, st that result could be accomplished by
noral suasion and earnest representations, be
yond which point neither the Vnlted States nor
Mexico is willing to go.
This decision was reached after a patient
study of the daily developments of the war be
tween Nicaragua and Honduras and long ab
stention by the neutral governments of Central
America and the United States and Mexico
from any Intervention between the belligerents
In the vain hope that they would themselves
come to terms of peace without involving the
remainder of Central America.
The appearance in Washington of a minister
from Salvador with large power?, believed, also,
ts be authorized to speak for Honduras, seemed
to give the opportunity for diplomatic action
here. A series of conferences, therefore, began
early t«-dsy at the State Department, which. it
Is said by those who took part In them. w!'l
probably lead to a peaceful settlement of the
troubles, and. moreover, one that will endure
longer than the few months that frequently
mark the life of Central American compacts.
The basis for the agreement is yet to be de
fined in its detals. and it was said that, beyond
the agreement among the parties to the con
ference that the time had now come for action
by them, the plan had not been perfected. A
rotable fact was the absence of the Nicaraguan
Minister, Seftor Corea. It was suggested that
the purpose of the conference was to frame an
agreement for the future settlement of all dis
pute? among Central American countries, and
then submit this to Nicaragua and request her
adhesion, falling which that country would find
Itself standing alone among the Central Ameri
can states and without their sympathy. It is
believed that a few days will bring about Im
portant developments, and that either peace will
be declared or a general war will follow be
tween Nicaragua on one side and the remaining
feur states on the other.
Will * feet Lieutenant* in Columbus
y on Thursday.
' -' tßyT*l*fnp»»tsTh«Trlbure.l
Columbus. April *. — Senator Foraker will
sper:4 next Thursday in Columbus. He will
meet his political and personal friends, go over
the situation in the state, prepare for the light
that is t*» be made against Secretary Taft, and
com* to an understanding as to the character of
the primary call he will ask of the State Central
Committee- He will ale* call on Governor Har
The Senator had expected to go from Wash
ington direct to Cincinnati, reach his home
city on Monday, and go from there to Canton
for the meeting which he will attend on Wednes
day. He finds, however, that he will not b»<
able to leave Washington until too late to make
- the Cincinnati trip, so he will go direct to s Can«
ten and from there come to Columbus on Thurs
day morning and spend the day with his friends
h»re. ■ . ■.
TTcrd to this effect was received by friends of
the Senator h»r« this evening, and they are
jubilant over the opportunity to go over th«
situation with him at so early a day. There
are » number of matters which will come up for
onsidfretion. among them the question of both
Mtt rmture and the time for the primary to de
termine the question «f supremacy between the
Senator and Secretary Taft. The filing la
cr->* in? that, after all. the primary may not bo
hsM until after- the municipal elections in the
fall. This ■ — Id relieve the Cincinnati Cox or
ganization of its embarrassment.
Information that Senator Dick will be In Ohio
f>rne Jim* the last of next week, or the first of
tv,« Tv»»k following, has also been received, and
It appear* that the. Junior Senator will also come
to .Colutnbu* to look after the work of his
friends. «o meet men from all over the state
•n<3 to »"ze up the work of the opposition.
If Senator Dick comes to Columbus he will be
expected to , nil on the Governor, and may ask
him ah*«.» the conversation with Mr. Vorys be
fore the Insurant Commissioner assumed the
task of managing the Taft fight in Ohio.
Plead* Guilty in Rebate Case*— To
Appeal on Technicality.
Minneapolis. April 6.— The Great Northern
Railroad, after agreeing to a stipulation of facts'
M to fifteen counts involving Illegal rebates.
•a* found guilty to-day and was lined $15,000
•r Judge Page Morris in the federal district
toon. This handling of the caae. It is stated,
Is to facilitate an appeal by the railroad. The
appeal 1s to be based on the question as to
whether it It possible to bring a prosecution
Wider the Elkins law on charges which the road
tlleges'sre covered in the new Hepburn law. -
With the appeal In view both Rides stipulate
that the fine imposed shall In no way be con
eirued as a precedent in other cases. Rebate
««*** against the Chicago. St. Paul. Minneapolis
and Omaha road were taken up by the court
rTtrr the disposition of the Great Northern mat
tar. / . . ,' , • . ■ •
levelutionary Army Committee Decides to
Insist en Election Date.
Havana. April 6.— The committee of the last
»*v*»lutlonary army with which Secretary Taft
><!*• the peace terms last year met here this
evening, and decided to Insist that the Secre
tary fulfil the promises he made at that time.
Including a promise, according to the commit
tee, to hold elections In June.
■eeretery Taft la expected here from Colon
9B board the Mayflower at A o'clock to-morrow
!Mt Island to Have Commission to Find
. His Dust
IB j7• ! * I* te TSs i Tribune . ]
?T?viZ*~t?. April C-The fact that the dust of
Ecr*r.wni!*BJs *-— — KaMi allowed to team. necketed
>*.«i F aadejit prhrats tomb In ! the North Burial
GTcrjs:4 has been brought to the attention or the
J>uWie through a resolution offered In the Rhode
fete** State Be.ate this week calling for the ap
.■H merit by Governor Hlggfns of a special com
»!«$lou of tvo "to ascertain th* whereabout/! of
the r«s»!ns of tl.e founder of these plantations
l «3 <• tafc« targe of them, pending a report to
,h». C*a*ral Assembly."
*«? act WIU profcafcljr *• ■— ■■ mm week and
r* c cttirrJtilon e-poJr.t*! In acccnlinc* -a-Un lv »
To-day, lair sad warmer.
To-morro"-, cloud.'; sastheest triads.
The President Commends Xational
Schuetzenbund for Its Work.
Charleston. S. <\. April «.— President E. H.
Jahnz of the Xational SchUtzenbund. which
will hold Its fifth triennial national shooting fes
tival In this city May « to May 14. has received
a letter from President Roosevelt commending
the purposes of the organization and the service
It Is doing to the country in raising the standard
of marksmanship among citizens. The Presi
dents letter is as follows:
The White House. Washington.
My Dear Plr: I wish you hearty good luck In
what you are doing for rifle shooting. The Na
tional Schtltzenbund can perform a real service
to the United States by working 1n the future
as In the past for the promotion of marksman
Our c<mntry has a regular army of such smnll
size (though. I may say in passing, of .«=uch
trained efficiency as to be one of the best na
tional assets) that in the event of war the great
bulk of our forces will have to consist o? voiun.
teera. Accordingly, it Is of prime importance
that there should be a thorough familiarity with
the use of the rifle among those of our people
from whom the ranks of the volunteers would
in time of war naturally be filled.
Therefore, in helping raise the standard of
marksmanship among our people and In popu
larizing rifle shooting the Schiitzenhund Is per
forming a great service, for which the country Is
your debtor. Sincerely yours,
The President will fire the first shot at the
festival, discharging a rifle by electrical con
nection leading direct from the White House to
the target box at the schtltzenplatz at Charles
President's Policy Correct, Says New
Haven rice-President.
tßy Telegraph to The Tribune. ]
Meride'n, Conn.. April C— Vice-President Tim
othy Byrnes, of the New Haven road, to-day
praised President Roosevelt and his plans for
railroad control.
"It is often said that President Roosevelt 1*
the enemy of corporations." he declared, "and
this statement is made with equal recklessness
by the agitator who seeks thereby to attract
public notice to himself and possibly win per
sonal advantage and by the speculator who
feels that his career of adventure and reckless
manipulation Is at an end. The President Is not
opposed to corporations: on. the contrary, he be
lieves, as does every sensible man. that they are
essential to our modern business life. But he is
opposed to all concerns that treat the public un»
"Misrepresentation and abuse will not drive
him from his purpose to do what he can to s»a
that every man. rich or p<""->r. every business in
stitution, whether corporation or otherwise. ;s
given an opportunity ait far as possible to <!o
business on terms of equality.
"I honor and esteem President Roosevelt. I
consider him one of the ablest of all noble
Americans, and believe that the time will come
when he will see the nation and all its reopla
high and low. rich and poor, standing for tht»
'square deal* which he If making popular.
"Because there Is watered stocjr in some com
panies and because the officials of soma of the
companies indulge in speculation we should not
condemn all. There is no watered *t«"k
In the Xew Haven company. The property is
undergoing a reconstructive process. If the com
pany should buy a twenty-five years 'old road it
would 'scrap' everything except the right-of-way,
and might do away with half of that."
President Receiving Many Letters —
Callers at the White House.
(Br The AM<v!at«T PrMi.J
Washington. April H.— President Roosevelt Is
receiving many letters from different parts of
the country regarding the combination which, it
is asserted, has been formed to defeat his
policies. Information as to the identity of tlie
writers and the precise nature if their com
municationa is withheld, but tho«e who ar<>
close to the President say the disclosures have
stirred up considerable feeling.
The place and date of the dinner at which the
plot is said to have been elaborated and the
personnel of the party attending it remain a
secret so far as any information Is vouchsafed
at the White House. "You gentlemen are all
wrong as to the details of the dinner," Is all
that Secretary L-oeb would tell the newspaper
men to-day, except to Indicate that the affair
wae of an Informal character and that the dla
cloaures came out in an informal manner. Sena
tor Bourne, of Oregon, it ha« been commonly
reported, was the host at the dinner, while, the
guests included, among others. Senator Hans
brough. of North Dakota, and Delegate An
drews, of New Mexico. Comment was made
on the fact that all three of these gentlemen
were at the White House to-day and talked
with the President. None of the callers would
make any statemeT.t, nor would any of them
admit that his call at the White House had
any connection with the dinner. Secretary Lo*l>
said Senator Bourne had called on the President
to dlacusa some land office appointments which
had been hanging fire for a long time.
Senator Penrose, of Pennsylvania, whose name
has been freely used in connection with the
disclosure of the alleged plot, has not commu
nicated' with the White House alnce the story
became public, according to Secretary Ix»eb.
who said to-day that the only Information re
ceived there about him had come from the
newspapers. When a report that Senator Pen
rosei was to call at the White Hou*e to talk
about the dinner with the President waa brought
to Mr. I»eb's attention, he said: "I have made
no statement about him. and the Benator has
nothing to deny to me."
Dcs Molnes. lowa. April Representative A O.
Holmes Introduced a resolution In th.» House to
day declaring that present business conditions in
the United States and business interests demand
the re-election of President Roosevelt. The resolu
tion will be voted on Monday. It is likely to meet
favor, both in the House and thi Senate.
[By TelesrapJi to The Tribune. 1
Philadelphia. April 6.-Whether It be true or
false that there is a 16.000.W0 corruption fund to
prevent the nomination of a man of the Roosevelt
type by the next Republican National Convention.
there is no doubt that the Pennsylvania Repub
lican machine as nt present constituted. if per
mitted to continue In power, will elect a delega
tion to the national convention next year sure to
oppose what Mr. Roosevelt wants.
This baa been well known for some months to
those who are In close touch with the Republican
machine leaders of Pennsylvania, and there has
been no attempt among the leading men in the
Hate organization to conceal their opposition to
many of the • President's policies. Philadelphia
leaders dose to Senator Penrose. In discussing the
rraslirnt with- newspaper men. have stated re
n'aiedly their determination to see to it that th*
Pentuylvanla delegation to the next Republican
National Convention are men who can be counted
t-ronto oppose tb« policies of President Roosevelt.
Governor a Presidential Possibility.
Dr. Jordan Thinks.
fFroTV Th« Tribune Bureau. 1
Washington. April 6.— David Ptarr Jordan,
president of Inland Stanford University, says
the people of California have their eyes on Gov
ernor Hughes of Xew York as a Presidential
"I haven't the slightest idea that President
Roosevelt will be a candidate for renoml
nation by the Republican party next year."
said President Jordan. "I do not think he
wants it. and I do not think h© would accept
it If it were tendered to him, but I believe he
wants to see the convention nominate a man
he can feel sure will carry out his policies, and
in that wish Mi* people of California are. with
him. They would Ilk* to see either Secretary
Taft or Governor Hughes nominated. Just now
they are more in favor of Mr. Hughes, whose
record they have watched with deep Interest
and in whom they believe they could trust.
But If they saw that the President wanted Mr.
Taft nominated, and if they believed he could
be while Mr. Hughes could not. they would be
with Mr. Taft. At any rate, th* California dele
gation will be with Mr. Roosevelt and his poll
"The popularity of the President It. California
was not permanently affected by the Japanese
episode. The people of the state are inclined
to be satisfied with the, way the matter was
handled by him. Ho is a reformer, and Just
now they are much interested in reform, for
they are busily engaged in indicting corrupt
public officials and filling the Jails. San Fran
cisco is doing her share in the work of freeing
the nation from corruption, and when she gets
through she will be able to show the world a
city well governed and clean in its public mo
rality. The power of those who have misled the
laror unions of San Francisco and through
them misgoverned the city la at an end."
F. E. Southard. Despondent Over
Heart Disease, Shoots Himself.
Despondency over the fact that physicians
had warned him that death might come at any
moment from heart disease, from which hey had
been a sufferer for several years. Is assigned as
the cause of the suicide of Francis E. Southard,
senior partner In the lumber firm of Southard
& Co, at No. 11 Broadway. He killed himself
In the bathroom of his apartment in the Rhine
lander. No. 12 Fifth avenue, late yesterday af
ternoon. The body was found by his wife and
daughter on their return from the theatre. Dr.
J. Milton Mabbott. wlio was hastily summoned,
paid that Mr. Southard had died Immediately
after shooting himself through the mouth.
Mr. Southard was born In Boston about sixty
four years ago. From there he came to New
York In the early 70s. He leaves a wife, who
was Missi Nan Gregory, of Brooklyn; two sons.
Frank If. and Arthur T.. aid two daughter.'.
Mrs. Morrli Whltaker. of Brooklyn, and Mies
Beatrice Southard. About three years ago Mr.
South.iri bought the summer home of the late
Fanny Davenport. the actress, at South Dux
bury. Mass.. and. owing to ill health, had spent
tiio neater part a* his tiro* th»r».
Police Inspector Donald Grant's Son
Run Over.
Donald Grant, jr.. eight years old. a son of
Police Inspector Donald Grant, was killed yes
terday by being run over by an automobile In
front of his home, the Majestic apartment house,
at 14."th street and St. Nicholas avenue. Grant
Archer, of No. 219 Hicks set. Brooklyn,
chauffeur of the car, which he said belonged to
Jonathan Buckley, of No. 130 Hicks street",
Brooklyn, was arrested and held for homicide.
The boy was playing, with several others of
his age. in the street outside of his home. He
ran in front of the machine and was knocked
down, the car passing over him. An ambu
lance Wai called from the J. Hood Wright Hos
pital, but the boy was «!<>ad "before the hospital
was reached.
Girl of Thirteen Makes Successful
Dash Into Burning Building.
A panic was caused by a fire In the flathoune
at No. 1578 Avenue A. yesterday afternoon,
among Che eighteen families in the building. May
Mitchell, thirteen years old. who lives on the
fourth floor with her parents, after having been
curried to the street, escaped from the patrol
men and ran back to her rooms to save her
violin. She succeeded In doing so, but was al
most overcome by the smoke before she got out.
The fire wan caused, it was said, by boys ignit
ing a lace curtain in the display window of a
store on the ground floor. Fifty girls who were
employed In the place rushed to the street. The
flames spread with great rapidity and Deputy
Chief Duane said that If the fire had occurred
at night there might have been loss of life.
The crew of Engine 22 was about to enter
the store when there was an explosion, supposed
to have been caused by gas. which blew out the
windows, showering the firemen with broken
glass, cutting them on the face and hands.
John Gregory, of No. 409 East 82d street, who
had entered the house to help rescue the tenant*.
was overcome by smoke and waa rescued by Pa
trolman Grainey. Mrs. Eliza Wuhrman was
overcome by smoke on the second floor and was
rescued by Patrolman Sellgtnan. The fire spread
to No. 1580. The total damage was estimated
at $30,000.
Open Switch Causes Accident That Tie. Up
Traffic for Hours.
The White Plains local train on the New York
Central bad a mishap while entering the annex
sheds at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Ac the
try in. made up of three multiple tinlt motor cars
and a smoker, was entering the shed on Track *
SnoSen switch derailed the forward motor car.
wnlrlTwa. thrHwn over onto Track 7. tearing out
the third rail. No one was hurt. Tracks 1 to 7
were put out of commission and remained tied up
until late in the afternoon.
t By Telegraph to The. Tribune. ]
Cambridge. Mass.. April «-Charged with robbing
a Harvard dormitory, Perclval W. Howe, of Vala
tle N V a freshman at Harvard, la held for the
Superior Court here In fl.flW bond to appear on
April 12. Howe is specifically charged with the
larcem of diamond studs from Prrston T. T.arge
in Hastings Hall. He hi said to be connected with
a wealth/ family and has always been popular at
Move to Hasten Traction Work and
Avoid "Contingencies."
[By T«!ejT»j>h to The Tribune.]
Chicago. April 6. Frederick A. Busse. the suc
cessful candidate for Mayor at the municipal
election last Tuesday, is now Mayor of Chicago.
Edward F. Dunne, the unsuccessful candidate
on the Democratic ticket, also is Mayor of Chi
cago. The coup which brought this about hap
pened at 12:50 o'clock this afternoon, when Mr.
Boas* appeared before. City Clerk Aneon. pre
sented his certificate of election, and took the
oath of office.
As a result Chicago Is In one of the queerest
predicaments of its history. Mayor Busse has
not chosen actually to assume the duties of his
office as yet. and no one pretends to say with
a*puran<-e.lußt what his powers are at present, or
whether Mayor Dunne, who has not formally re
linquished n'.s duties, has any authority at all.
Some contend that instead of having two May
ors Chicago has not any.
The Biiste coup is the climax of a week of up
heavals >n the municipal mchinery of Chicago.
the new Republican administration insisting on
Instituting its regime before the old Democratic
administration had begun to clean out Its desks
preparatory to moving. With Mr. Dunne still
In the Mayor's chair, discussing from day to
day the defeat of his plans for the municipal
ownership of the traction companies, the
plans for the rehabilitation cf the street
<"nr S3 # stems under the provisions of the ordi
nances, approved at the election, have been
completed, and the actual work of rehabilitation
!s scheduled to begin Monday.
It is admitted by Republican leaders that the
desire on the part of Mayor Busse to facilitate
this work as much as possible was one reason
for his haste in being sworn Into office.
It was explained that it waa all done to "guard
against contingencies.' that there was no know-
Ing what radical friends of ex-Mayor Dunne
might persuade him to do between now ani
April 16, and that It would be Just as well to
strip him of all authority. He can occupy the
chair eight more days If he wants to.
This fear of radical action on the part of the
outgoing administration waa strengthened by the
fact that since the election Chief Collins his
been msking promotions snd removals right and
left In the Police Department, rewarding hla
friends and punishing his enemies. Asc matters
stand he can be removed at a moment's notice
by the simple expedient of Mayor Busse naming
an acting chief, the action to be approved by
the Council afterward.
Mayor Dunn' has absolutely no authority in
the City Hall, .say the Republicans. He cannot
even legally pardon a prisoner out of the Bride
well or a dog out of the dog pound. Mr Dunne
when Informed at hi" home of the sudden move
of the new Mayor, denied, after he had recov
ered from hla astonishment, that he had con
templated any startling appointments.
"I want the people of Chicago tn Judge of this
prorejivire for themselves," he said. "It Is my
understanding and belief that the bond of the
Mayor-elect must be examined and approved by
the city Council before he can be declared la
'It seema to me that the time honored custom
of notifying the outgoing Mayor of his Intention
»o KMiinio ofllce might have been followed by the
Incoming official In this instance. I know of no
ex ill nation of the method adopted."
"Will you contest the action?"
"\\>!l. I don't know that I shall. It appears to
me that the people ■will be able to understand
fully from the bare facts Involved. I do not
wish to make any murther comment except to
any that the customary farewell address of the
Mayor to the Council will be unnecessary in this
Instance, and also that the time- honored Intro
duction of the new Mayor by the retiring Mayor
will be eliminated."
Mayor Busso aaid to-night that he would
formally assume office on Monday or Tuesday
at the latest.
Washington. April 6.— Senators CttDesfl *nd Hop
kins to-day recommended to the President the ap
pointment of Daniel A. Campbell, of fhlcago, to l<e
postmaster of that city, to succeed Frederick A.
Husiie. who has been sleeted Mayor. The appoint
ment was announced later In t»<- day. Mr. Camp
bell Is a Btat» Senator.
The following statement from the White House
accompanied the announcement of the appointment:
Mr t'amrbeH was recommended by his predee«s
»<>r Mr. Busse, us the be?t man he knew of to
take his plai-e. and h« requested that the appoint
ment be made Immediately, in view of the fact that
Ills (Mr. Buase's) Inauguration as Mayor was to
occur so shortly, and that. In his Judgment. ther«
should not r* a day's Oflay \jn getting In his suc
cessor, so as to avoid any dislocation In the work
of the poatofllce.
[Br T»l*trmph to The Tribune. J
Chicago. April I— The proposed authorized bond
issue of $.'.0,000,000 by the Chicago City Railway
Company will be th» largest mortgage ever spread
by a street railroad corporation In Chicago.
It la Intended that this mortgage shall cover all
needs of the company for fresh capital in the life
of the company's franchise, which. It Is generally
believed, will run twenty years. The bonds will
bear 8 per cent and will be guaranteed In effect by
the city.
Get $5,000 in Silver Wedding Present* of
Mr. Jerome's Cousin.
Mere than £•.<*»> In atlrerware was stolen from
the home of David Thomson, at No. 67 East 7Bth
street, early yesterday morning. Mr. Thomson is a
\ lawyer at No. 141 Broadway. That the burglars
took their time tn looting the silver closets was
evident from twoVmpty glasses and empty mineral
water and claret bottles on the dining room table.
The servants found the doora of the house wide
open. On making a search tt was found that 144
pieces of silverware had been stolen. The silver
ware had been presented to Mr. and Mrs. Thomson
by Mrs. Thomson's father as a wedding present In
1883. and wan marked "E. M. P.." from Mrs. Thom
son's maiden name. Eva M. Purdy. Before In
forming the police, Mr. Thomson called up Dis
trict Attorney Jerome, who Is a cousin of Mrs.
Thomson. Detectives from his office were Immedi
ately sent to the house, but no. clew has been
Mrs Arthur Coppell Goes to Assistance of
Man Hit by Her Team.
Mrs. Arthur Coppell. a banker's wife, got down
from her victoria yesterday and offered to bind up
the Injuries of a young man whom her teem oad
run down.
The accident occurred at 17th street and Broad
way In the afternoon rush hour. Trying to rr»M
the street. Pepa Binder, of No. 13* Orchard street,
wss struck by one ef Mrs. CsspeU's horses. He
was not seriously hurt, however, and refused toa
offer of a ride to the hospital la Mrs. CoppeU's
- : - j - • " * ' TamTtmaam Aaaodaltoa.'
P. R. R. Express Thrown from
Track in Ohio.
Plttsbtirg, April «.— Train No. 322. eaetbound.
the fastest train on the Pennsylvania Railroad
between Pittsburg and Cleveland, was wrecked
at 8 o'clock to-night near Hudson. Ohio. 123
miles west of here. None of the passengers were
Injured, but the fireman, who jumped when the
accident occurred, was seriously hurt. The hill
side probably saved the lives of many, as it
brought the train to an abrupt stop.
According to the railroad officials the train was
purposely wrecked. An investigation disclosed
that the attempt made by the wreckers was the
same used several times in this vicinity recently.
The rewards for the capture of the wreckers
are renewed here to-night. A reward of $2..VX>
Is offered to anybody giving Information lead
ing to the identity of the wreckers and $-\OOO If
this information is fnrnis»hed within forty-eight
Following the accident the passengers and
crew of the train made an examination of the
track and discovered that the bolts and fish
plates had been removed.
President Bo nil la Reported Sur
rounded at Amapala.
Managua. Nicaragua. April *.— Puerto rortez.
on the north coast of Honduras, has been occu
pied by Nlcaraguan troops, according- to trust
worthy advices received here.
With the exception of the seaport o4 Amapala,
where President Bonilla Is surrounded by his
enemies, the revolutionists of Honduras*, in con
nection with the forces of Nicaragua, are in pos
session of practically all Honduran territory.
The Southern Cross, xvith 172 Men,
Xot Sighted Since March It.
St. John's. N. F.. April fi.— The sealing steamer
Southern Cross, which left this port on March 11
with 172 men. has not been seen since that time,
and it Is feared she has met with an accident.
The steamers Adventure, which arrived here
to-day with 25.00rt seals, and Panther, which
came in with !>.OOO. report that with the ex<*ep
tiAn of the Southern Cross the entire sealing
fleet has been accounted for. It is thought that
the Southern Cross may have been driven from
th« sealing grounds and Is now jammed in the
ice floes far north.
Causes Panic Xear Scene of Bretcster
Express Wreck.
The axle of a Pullman car on a New Haven
exprese train of the New Tork. New Haven ft
Hartford Railroad broke yesterday afternoon
while the train was running thirty miles an
hour. The passenger* were thrown fnto %
panic as the car bumped along the tracks, hut
no one was Injured.
The accident occurred at Hist street, not far
below the Woodlawn curve, where the fatal
Brewster wre^k occurred. The train was run
ning on the southbound express track, and was
made up of a Pullman and four day coaches.
When the axle broke the train ran five hun
dred yards before It could be stopped. The car
kept the track, however. The passengers were
compelled to walk back to the I*3d street sta
tion, where they took local trains.
Borne of the passengers were- talking about the
wreck of »he Brewster express when they passed
the Woodlawn curve. The axle broke a minute
One of Wounded May Die — Clash
rdth "Humpty" Jackson Men.
Stragglers of the "Huinpty" Ja.kson gang
and another crowd clashed at 14th street and
Avenue A about midnight last night, and two
bystanders were shot, one perhaps fatally.
The police sent out thirty reserves, but there
were no arrests. The man who was probably
fatally shot was John McCullen. a streetcar
conductor, of No. HOI Bast 14th street. John
Elliott, of No. W2 First avenue, staggered Into
a saloon a few minutes later with a hole In the
top of his head.
Idaho Senator Suffering from Acute
Philadelphia. April o.— United States Senator
W. B. Heyburn. of Idaho, was taken ill here
to-night and la under the care of two physicians
and a nurse at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel.
The Senator came to this city to attend a din
ner, and shortly after his arrival complained
of feeling ill. He became worse and friends
summoned physicians, who diagnosed his caae
as acute indigestion. Late to-night he was rest-
Ing easier.
An Open Switch on the Southern Cost Many
Atlanta. April B.— A special to "The Con
stitution" from Mableton. Oa.. says a disastrous
wreck occurred on the Southern Railway about
one and a half miles from that place to-night,
by which eight or more negroes were killed and
twelve or fifteen injured, several probably fa
tally. An open switch is reported to have
caused the wreck, allowing a westbound freight
to crash into another freight train standing on
the main track.
Takes Three Prisoners Accused of Gar ;
-Acts Over Walsh's Head
The polloa ef the West «7th street station, under
Deputy Police Commissioner Hanson, raided an al
leged negro gambling house m West tath street
last night over the head of Captain Halpta. of the
West ssth street station. Neither Inspoowr Walsh
nor Captain Halptn knew ef the raid until long
after it had occurred. Three nsgroas found m the
place were taken to Police Headquarters.
The prisoners gave their names ac Robert
Frailer. William Johnston and Loots Stone. Stone
was charged with maintaining the place and tne
two others with aiding and abetting In Its mainte
nance- The police say they found the negroes play
ing craps and other games. -There were several
negiees in the place, hut an were allowed to mn
except Stone and Ms alleged assistants. Captain
Halpln wou ' - •.»• ne raid, nor would the
Hints Opposition to the Governor*
Ex-Governor Odell. at th* annual grill of the)
Grillers' Club, at Healy's last night, spok*
strongly against paternalism in government.
He said that the public did not car© so much,
for the supremacy of individual leaders as that
the government should be properly conducted.
He said there was too much destructive legisla
tion and too much fighting among* the varlou*
forces In the Legislature.
The ex-Governor said, in part:
Every age has Its foibles. its vagaries, Its si III—
ous men and times when the vclce of the reformer,
like that of the grasshopper, is a burden in th»
land. The time-, comes when there are f»wer dis
eases than remedies. more charlatans than physi
cians and more apparent faults than virtues. There-
Is a microbe of politics as well as a microbe of
Gi 2S? 8 * > and one is as dangerous as the other.
Those afflicted *ith the political germs are some
times violent, untraetable and Impossible, and at
war with themselves and ail mankind. When on»
contemplates the dangers of this disorder fee mar
well prefer the uncertainties of political death to
if. inie«t. th? ambition and the selfishness
wb'ch are the propagating causes or the disease.
Some men who have become famous encircle)
themselves within the boundaries of their own ego-
Bn . v within this circle it is impossible to bring
♦ heir fellow men. because, with a keen perception.
they are unable to discern the false. th» untrue ami
the sham. Give to me the simple mart In preferen3
to him whose constant hankering for power an 4
pelf has distorted his imagination and fed him to
th» belief that his honesty is th» only shnon-pur*
article and that all other members of soctety are
cheats, frauds and liar*.
It takes something more than the power to in
flict personal or political chastls-ment. to climb
"Ills and to shoot, to make a brave* man. The>
bravest man Is he who can discern his own fault*
and make both confession and reparation for them.
The man who can withstand public clamor, de
mands for sacrifices without reason is» braver thas)
he who trims his sails to every political wind awl
who mistakes summer's zephyrs for roaring whirl
winds and typhoons.
Dignity Is the characteristic af a gentleman.
Responsibility should bring with It respect for
judgment, but when there is a sacrinc of both dig
nity and responsibility through utterances that are
incompatible with either or both, that man is not
a great man who thus indulges, no matter If the
ignorant applaud him for these utterances.
The people do not demand efficiency at the sac
rifice of. honesty or dignity. They would rather
have an Inefficient man than a dishonest one 19
serve them.
Precedents which make possible graver abuse*
than those we see> to cure are both revolutionary
and un-American. It is always, easy to win a
crowd, because there is always a great number in
any assembly who would prefer that others do
their thinking for them. It Is this charactertstia
of crowds which makes possible the political boss
and all the abuses we complain of.
All the legislation In the world will net
strengthen the brain. Intelligence can come only
through schooling and experience. That paternal
ism In government which seeks to take away from
the individual the power of initiative and per
formance which aims to safeguard him In the same
manner in which, we protect the Infant not only
falls in its purpose but is a positive injury and
detriment to the community.
That which the state has created it should regu
late, but the quality of Its legislation should »•
like that of mercy— not strained, but falling, like)
the gentle dew. upon the just and the unjust. The
people care more for that legislation which pro
tects their health, which Insures their employment
and which guarantees vested rights than they do for
laws which give the power of perpetuation to po
litical organizations and the enunciation of doc
trinaire theories for Independence in political vot
The greet city of New Tork is less Interested 1a
the constant sensational attacks upon the character
of political leaders or whether this man or that
man should remain in office than it is that tt»
harbors should be improved and its commerce
be made more certain by Just rates and hon
est competition. It is much less Important ro them
whether the acts of the Legislature in redistr!ctin~
the city are valid or Invalid than that the great
army of people who cone here during the year
should be adequately noused. and that squalor and
! distress •>>»» ret se the portt«T» of •he;*' i?S» hay»
come to our shores with the belief than ■(£* are to
be found liberty and greater freedom of a&*»n
A democracy which has withstood the test of
years Is a good government for us to i>phoM.
Little by little, however, socialism Is taming mr
republic, and unless ther« fee a check we shall soon
reach a condition where all of the splendid achieve
ments of the past and th* possibilities oT the pres
ent and future will be more than offset >y tIM
dangers of socialism, the dwarfing of ?ndivi(r-.al
action by it.c overpowering Influence of eovarn
mental control.
By this I do not mean to be understood as oppos
ing a proper governmental restriction over monopo
listic or corporate cre^d or of governmental over
sight, over the vast financial pro-^c-.« of the time.
1 believe that our securities, like our government
rotes and bonds, should be current and accepted!
throughout the world at par. because of the wiss>
laws which shall restrict capitalization within such
hounds as shall measure the true and no? th» ficti
tious value of any corporate enterprise
Ex-Justice D. Cady Herrl^k took up what ex-
Governor Odell had said. He poked good-nat
ured fun at him.
"To get serious, the time has corae when war
have got to oppose everything calculated t<»
strike down individualism. What wo want J»
a government to enable the individual to suc
Mr. Herrick said that tho Idea of home rul»
meant that cities should tak» care of their af
fairs, that the states should control their own
affairs. "These are Democratic principles." he)
said, "and I am glad to see. Governor Odell.
that you believe in them. As for advocacy at
the«e !d«a<«. I shoblu be glad to see you tak»
again the leadership of the Republican party
and lead."
Before ex-Justice IX Ca< ick wb;» ntr»>
duced a song, entitled 'The Would-be Booil
Orener." was sung. Most of his speech was
in a light vein. He said he did not know how
desirable tt would be to open the books. Harri
man had opened the books a little, and tt had
caused a "brainstorm" in Washington. Further
opening might cause "paranoia" in many places.
"I used to be a great reader of the Bible." ae>
said. "In it it says somewhere that 'aR mea
are liars.' It seems to me that we hajfe besai
surrounded by a great many men of that char*
acter recently." Then ex-Justice Herrtck turned
to Mr. Odell and said:
However we may differ from him in politics. we>
are bound to acknowledge there Is no hypocrisy
about him. jHe may not hare many conviction*,
but be has in* courage of the tew he has.
I am a Democrat — at least. I think I cm: but I
am sick and tired of furnishing principles to the
Republican party. 1 regret that every tew rears
the Democrats have to save the country by elect
ing a Republican to otßce. But It Is not for me «o>
Bay that Democrats who have i>een supporting?
Roosevelt and Odell axe fonls. They are only mis
guided patriots.
One candidate In th* last election said it was
better to have riot than rottenness. I think It is.
too. But the great people of New York don't want
either. They defeated riot by electing Hughes.
They defeated rottenness by electing Democrats i.>
the rest of the offices. |
Here three years ago. when you and H.irrtman
and others were raising a Dig campaign fund to
bur us Democrats up. you thought you »-re doing
a good thing. But now. when you ar» raiding an
other campaign fund, it is called a great conspiracy.
A parody on "I'll Do Anything In the WorM
for You." which ran "I'll do anything In the)
world. Pat. for you," was suns before Con
troller Mets was called to reply to the toast,
"Why I Am Not a Rubber Stamp." The ref
erence was. of course, to his friendship for Sen
ator McCarren.
The Controller said that McCarren had neveg
asked him to do a thing he could not do hon
estly. **As long as I feel that way." he aMssV
amid a roar of laughter, "that's my chum. '
Dr. Glrdner. the frtend of William Tcinnlusja
Bryan, said he had tried to elect a President
of the United States on two nnrasai— l and he
was done with it. He got notfct—j hat expe
rience, which he would 1» steal to ghr« •• Mr
Odell and Mr. Herrtck If thoy mi lit I K»
a-! 1 i
We have heard a great deal about Innany com
missions recently. I would sngjtist that hi the
future a candidate for the Presidency be fHlsjii
to pass, not a Civil Service examination, but a tast
for his sanity. Tou can get rid or him easier MssTS
he is elected than after.
rt«sldant McGowaa of the Board eg Alder
men said he believed that men holding higlx
office In the nation, state and city should be

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