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V^LXVI ..y° 22.058.
TO CALL DS. HAMILTON.
HAY AID THAU'S CASE.
Then Delmns Will Sum Up — Fam
ily Denies Cruelty Stories.
\-rordir.c U* ' r '** plans final'/ decided on
yesterday, according to Delphtn M rvirrr'.s.
aft<?r Mr. Jerome has made his argument to-d«i;,
nR-nnc! ihe confirmation of the report of th«
Thaw commission in lunacy the d fence will call
Dr. Allan Mc_ane Hamilton to the witness
K*zr.fl to resume his testimony where it -vas 'n
. ,t»d crnir a week ago last srednesMlagr. The re-
BOrnption of Pr. Hamilton's testimony, the,
d»f enr) » believes, must inevitably tend to
stjerifrthen Thaw's rase The alienist has sworn
• hn» Thaw is at present insane, suffering from
paranoia. As the commission decided he was
tane. this testimony goes for naught. He has
rJso said, unofficially, that Thaw sraai also In
fane at Hie time of the shooting, and had been
for a lons time. The defence will, therefore,
ask him the following question:
•pr. Hamilton, in your opinion, was Harry
X Thaw insane on -he nisht of June. '2~> when
he shot and killed Stanford White??
Dr. Hnmilton. the defeat* believes, trill have
f<» answer to the following effect: "In my
cpin!"n he was insane at 'hat rime."
If Pr. Hamilton should - ye Bach testimony it
•would preatly aid in ravins the contention that
Thaw was infane and therefore not responsibl*
for his act. All the lawyers for the defence
are now quite confident that an acquittal of
their client will result.
ThStr attended ■ siir.-i.nl service in the Protest
ant chapel 1n the Toml<« yesterday morning, tho
la^t. he announced, he would ever have to at
tend there. Th" service vas conducted l>y the
chaplain, the Hew <reorge Sanderson. The lar
frfl number of prisoners srhich has attended a
serrlcc to many months was present, there being
]?,«. if whom 11 were women. Fourteen charged
with homicide -wer? included. As soloists two
veil known church sinpers were present. Mrs.
Abbi<* narkeoa Tottcn. soprano, and "W. Carl
Encei. baesa
An let of kindness by Thaw was toM yester
fla\. A resjng man under indictment for homi
cide was discharged, the indictment having
b»en quashed as the defendant was in the last
BtaEP* of consumption. Thaw beard of the case
t. nd sent S.Vi for his aid.
There were rumors yesterday that if the jury
•ho-j'.d disagree an application for Thaw's ad
mittance to bail would be made. It is declared,
however, that no court has power to accept hall
for a prisoner charged with murder after a first
trial, it only being possible when a second trial
has been he'd and a disagreement follows. In
case the jury ehould disagre». Thaw would be
Immediately remanded to th<» Tomb?, and would
have to remain there until the Supreme. Court,
p.lreariy overcrowded with cases, could be cleared
Eufficiently to a!low a bow trial.
A member of the Thaw family, speaking, he
raid, for the entire family, entered ■ general
«i°r.i«i! of all stories t!iat put Harry K. Thaw in
the lip lit of possessing an ungovernable temper
which frequently manifested itself in arts <:f
cruelty. "Harry hasn't got a bad "rnprr."
♦•aid. "and most of the stories published tending
to shoTv that he has have been ridiculous.
"Particularly !» ib:s so regarding the reports
that H.inry iil irra»*»«l his valuta. Why. he ha*
liau only two valets in fourteen years. The
first one Ftayerl with him four years and Bed
ford was whr him over ten years."
In the event of an acquittal, tills man said.
Thaw and his wife would go to France, and ar
ransein^nts f.>r that purpose have already been
made. They would go unaccompanied, except
by a valet for Thnw and a maid for his wife.
MRS. G. li. COX LOSES GEMS.
Three Diamond* Stolen from Under
PW.gse at Hotel Knickerbocker.
Sirs. Oorce I!. Cox. wife of the Ohio poll
t!-ian. went back to Cincinnati on Saturday
without three diamonds, valued at .<•;.<**». which
phe told the police v.ere stolen from her room
nt the Hole] Knickerbocker while f-he was
a«leep. Her husband <-orrol>orates her -story,
but the management of the hotel said that the
the't could not occur as Mr?. Cox describes it.
Mr. and Mrs. Cox came to town two weeks
apt. The second night they were In the hotel
they crowded into a chamois bag the three dia
monds, a necklace and other pieces of Jewelry,
together with (1.000 In bills. At Mrs. Cox's
nijTßr-stiori, the oaK was placed under her pillow.
When they pot up the next morning the bag and
everything else except the three diamonds were
there Mm. Cox told the police she though a
thief was under their a_4 before they retired.
The hotel inrinacers say this is absurd. They
think she lost it elsewhere. Detectives attached
to Inspector Mclaughlin's staff made a thor
ough examination of the employes of the hotel,
they raid, and of the pawnshops, but could get
r.^ trace of the diamonds.
GEMS WORTH $5,000 STOLEN
Mme. G. J. Bishop, a Singer, Re
ports Los* at Los Angeles.
IVfr T«->3T»T>h f> The Tribur*.]
Ivos Ar.preles, April 7.— Mme. Genevra John
*lon» P.ishop. an opera Finger, reported to the
r>o'>* that her apartments la the Hotel Holly
wood, Hollywood, were entered la her absence
la?t evening and diamonds worth $5,000 stolen.
Mrs. Bishop was attending a dance, nnd did not
discover t},« robbery Till nearly midnight.
.-o c.r>w to the robbers ha i been obtained.
KILLED LEAFING CHURCH.
Autc Ran Into Group of Worship
pers and Over Woman.
Mr*. Eliza Kntwi.tle. flfty-two years old. was
anaa yeauvtey by an amoaaeMe at the corner of
♦Jott «rd (Vr.tral avenue. Far Bockawar. while
«»'- her way home irom church. The machine was
■twea by William Toung. of Pier avenue. Rock.
t*«y Beach. chi.ufr.ur for David Samuel?, of No
«•- Plata street. Brooklyn. Young was blosm in th*
nachln« at the time. He was arrested and ad
fitted to $£.(*« batl, rbarg»d with homicide.
Mrs. Er.twletle had been to the Presbyterian
church In company with F. W. Maaaa. Bessie
Peterson and Edna Hicks. JUst an the four started
to cross < ••iitml avenue Young came flying down
a-jtt avenue and swung around the corner Into
Central avenue. He saw the four persons, ►hut off
Power and implied his brakes, but could not step.
The patty became confused and dodged about, an<l
»r« £mwuu« ran directly into th« path of he
■aaana« a«a »v knocked down. Th« car -kidded
across th* «tr<:«-?. hit a carriage, smashing i!« rear
».'.etl«, and than crashed Into the curb, Mr«. Ent-
JJlatte'a body tx-lng beneath the siacliiu* nil tii«
Una. Wiicr. «he wu dragged out Klie. whs uncon
•c'.ojs awl died half an hour later In St. Joseph's
iSufcp:ul. far Ho,ka»ay. Mrs. Kntwlstle w«s «>U
Known for ii«-r church work, bhe 1-:. %■•» a lu»
fciind. James H. Dntwlstle. but no oliildr.
V. hen th« automobile bit the earring* Paul Suss-
Bur.. who waa In It. was thrown out but not serl
sualy U:jur«4. His wife was also in the carriage,
*» eaaa««4 lajurjr.
To-dari rain and wanner.
To-morrow, fair; west wind*.
J. L. BARILLAS RILLED.
SHOT IX STREET CAR .
Ex-President of Guatemala Assas
sinated in Mexico.
City ■•• Mexico, April 7.— General Manuel
Lizandro Bartillaa, formerly President of Gua
temala, v.as assassinated this evening in Calle
Beminiaro as ho sat in a Guadelupe streetcar.
A youth about seventeen years old climbed
aboard, and, rushing: to the general, stabbed
him twice. th*» first blow severing the jugular
vein and the second rutting his face. He died
instantly.
The assastn vu captured. He gave his nam>
as J'-Ff- Kstradn and hi« home :is Ocos, Gua
temala.
The members of the Guatemalan colony, many
of whom formerly lived in Oeos, do not recog
nize the youth, who may be a paid assassin.
The body of the former President and the as
sassin were taken to police headquarters. Th«
body will probably be turned over to the Gua
temalan colony for burial.
Barillas h.->- generally regarded as strongly
opposed t.t the piwent government nf Guate
mala. He was sixty-two years old. and waa a
Btmng candidate for the next Presidency of the
country.
HEARST AVOIDS BUY AX.
Won't Go to Jefferson Day Dinner
of Which Xebraskan Speaks.
William R Hearst has declined an Invitation
to the Jefferson anniversary dinner to be given
on Tuesday, .April 16, by the Brooklyn Demo
cratic Club, at the Assembly In Brooklyn, at
which William J. Bryan is to be the principal
speaker.
Mr. tionu a
plain • Mr Hearst that he is
- to the Nebraakan Mi Hearst i- to be
the principal speaker .-it a Jefferson Daj ■
f be given by the Indepei tgue of this
i ity at tlip Hotel S; ■ iturday night of
ibis week, it la : that at that dinner
Mr Hej rat will outline the policy of the
pendi : " ■ and on na
tional iiii> .»■ it - friends understand
th;it Mr. Bryan on the Tuesday night following
will ala • - for lh< follow
the peerless
'■'. Ray net of Mai
tin W. Uti rill be the main
Epeakera at th< Fefferson dinner of the
National ''• Club a 1 the Waldorf- \m
\g\ • of this week.
The I pr Is to cost $3 i plati \ ! !
sold. The Hearst dinner
tickets <vst £i [t is understooi
there lias i • ■
<-rati.' lii: 1 cost $10 8 plate It
1= ran • large num
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FIGHTIXG IX SHAX-SE.
Chrittian Convert* Attacked btj Xa
tives at Tai-Yuen.
l/mdoD, April 8 Th< rat at Bhang*
■ Morning Post" -■•; - tha
.;' Tai-Yuen, it: I
being
of th<
ippnrting what Is known Peking
syndi between • bristlans and non
s tele
graphed the Ftareign Office for advice.
CADETS CAX'T LEX I) (OATS
Garments Taken Away from Girls at
Dress Parade.

West Point, N V.. April 7. Robert \. Howse,
comm cadets, i aused much surprise
at th< dress parade to-nJghl when the police
sergeant was ordered to k" down the line of
visitors* aeata and ta] * from th< weet
heara and relatives th< overcoats which
the boys had furntahed as protection from the
cold wind which swept the parade ground.
Last night the cadeta gave their annual
Eaatej dance, an.i many girla remained to spend
Sunday and witness dreas parade to-night. The
cold wave caught them without their wraps,
:in<l the wearing of the overcoata was, the cadeta
say, an abaoluta necessity. It has been the ous
tom of cadeU for rears when occasion de
manded to protect theJr women friends from the
weather by lending them their extra overcoats,
and nothing haa ever been aaid heretofore
.•i^ainst the praetk c.
XI VV BARGE ADRIFT.
Ten Men on It — Four Vessels May
Join in Sear eh.
Norfolk. Va.. April 7.- The naval tug Po
tomac left tha Norfolk Navy Yard to-day to
seanh for the navy coal barge which, with ten
nion aboard, broke loos.- last Monday from th«
collier Caesar, which had been to win*; the barge
up the .oast. The barge was lost at sea, being
last sighted on Thursday. The eoUler Abarenda
followed the Potomac out to-night, and it is ex
pected the erotoer Cleveland will leave the Nor
folk Navy Yard to-morrow to join In the search.
The cruiser St. Louis, which is coming up the
coast, also may assist.
A MENACE TO PITTSBT7RG.
Catastrophe Like That at Johnstown Pos
sible, Engineer Says.
nttatHiisT A P r " 7.— Pittsburß is in danger ol
a catastrophe awdi as happened to Johnstown
when It was wined o«t •>>• a flood, according to
a report to «>'<' awvernaaant made by j. vv.
Arras, the Pntted State* engineer in charge of
dam eonatTMCtSoa in the Ohio and Allegheny
rlv«r& The report was made public here to
night, and Mr. Arraa issues a warning for the
future.
The danger to be apprehended, according to
Mr Arraa's report. Is from the breaking of
gorges formed behind the wooden bridges of the
Allegheny. r
CASTRO SUFFERS A RELAPSE.
WHlemstad. Caracao, April 7.— Private advices
received here from Venezuela say that President
Castro has suffered a relapse.
NEW-YORK. MONDAY. APRIL 8. 1907.-TWELVE PAGES.^T^&rw PRICE THREE CENTS.
DESTROYING A DERELICT.
Norwegian hark Oulfport, deserted and set on fir* after Captain T«Trsen an.l h«r crew of twelve men
had been rescued by the Hamburg-American steamer Bliicher on Friday, SO miles east of St.
Augustine.
CONDEMNS ALTON DEAL
REPORT BY MR. STEAD.
Civil Remedy Possible. He Thinks—
State Not Likely to Act.
Springfield 111.. April 7.— Attorney General
Stead handed to Governor Deneen to-day an
opinion on the manipulations of the Chicago &
Alton Railroad properties within the last few
years by K. If. Harriman and some of his finan
cial associates. Including G. J. Gould. James
Btillman and Mortimer 1- Schiff. The opinion is
given in response to a request communicated
from Governor Deneen on March 22 (soon after
the return of Governor Deneen and Attorney
General Stead from a conference with President
Roosevelt at Washington), in which the At
torney General was asked to advise what his
• •pinions were in the matter and what action, if
any. was contemplated by the legal department
of ihe state.
After .setting out at some length* the various
manipulations to which the railroad corpora
tions and properties forming th" Alton system
were subjected. Attorney General Stead decides
there Is not the l^ast doubt that a civil remedy
exists against the "financiers who have wrecked
this prosperous railroad company, and. at thr
expense <■? Innocent stockholders ami "»<n<i
holders, have gathered to themselves a harvest
of million* of dollars."
Mr. St-rni is doubtful, however, wl
Hate of 111
rt of the si
!iii"s! of the suffering upon lnn< .hultl

unloaded h large portion of tbeii
Ings. In Miyi
Mr. Stead Inclines to thr bellt
its r.-f ' of Its
olden Thii opinion
for tti<^ Att
if he show
vestifrat on that :i : effective remedy <■<■
■ he should
Institu •
,;^ to whether the members of th« Han
itc are i rimlnally liable md
f Illinois,
. Mr. Han Iman and hl«
n total profll or $l»4,«US.rt<K) out of
tlons Involving the Alton prope a re
rmoua profit to
railroad •- : ■ ' of the Al
-, into hop* lea i bankt
The It"'- if the romp ■ ihow r.
• figures in Mr. Stead's opinion. ha«
Increased to ■ total ol SBrt.fMo.2lfi sine they
fHI Into Mr. Harriman's 'Minis. Of tl
only f22.. r ioo,oo<>. according to .Mr. Harr
own testimi < he Attorm i - : . waa
Incurred for Improvements, betterments or ex
■ of the roads.
"Over >57.00rt.000 of this Indebtedness," says
the Attorney General, "or mon than 7<» per
cent of the entire Indebtednesi created by tins
syndicate upon the properties of. these several
companies* \\;t* not created In furtherai
any legitimate purpose for which ;> railroad
company is or can be organized under the
statutes of the State of Illinois."
PARIS UNIONS TO STRIKE.
AP. Dealers in Food May Quit Work
on April 11.
Paris, April 7 At ri nuTtlng to-day of a com
mittee of the allied provision trades unions,
comprising butchers, bakers, grocers, and other
dealers, it was decided to call a general strike.
No iiato waa announced for Its lioginninf:, but
therr i* every mason to believe it «iil be
April 11.
WRECKED OFF MANHATTAN BEACH.
Captain and Grew of Schooner Saved While
Fighting Heavy Seas.
The two-masted schooner Henry Crocker, owned
by ttv David crock*? Towing Company, pounded
• .i pieces yesterday on the rocks near the bulkhead
nt Manhattan Bench. Captain James and the two
men with him Jumped overboard when they saw
that there was no hope of saving the vessel and
started to swim for th« shore, more than two hun
dred yards away.
There was a high sea running .-it the time, and
ad not John Tappan and Henry Kilmers, operators
at the hotel, put out in a small boat to the rescue
the seamen might have been drowned.
MAY TEST MENINGITIS SERUM.
IBy Te ltirraph *>> The Tribune. ]
Louisville. April 7.--A test of a new serum for
the cure of ccrebro-spinal meningitis, which lies
been discovered by Dr. Simon Fiexner. of tho
Rockefeller Institute. in New York, may be made
In the little town of Harlun, Ky. There is now an
epidemic of the disease there, and twenty deaths
have occurred. Several new cases ate reported
daily.
On account of the seriousness of the outbreak
Dr. J. X. McCormack. secretary of the State Board
of Health, communicated with Dr. Fiexner. and
the latter offered to make a :rlp to the mountain
town to use the new serum. - The acceptance of
the offer depends en the health authorities at Har
lan.
BLUECHER SAVES CREW.
.1//^. CANNON SEES RESCUE.
Burning Ship Furnishes Rare Sight
for Congressmen.
daylight on Friday, when 230
of St Augustine nearly all of thu
310 ; on tho Hamburg-American
- ■•■ hich ai ■ rday, were
•• by ;i report tbal v « recked
ighted and had ;isk»-a
npeaki r Cannon, who is n
'" o" •••! the harrk.*ane deck
t.ikiiu- :i . . . . ... •),.. , | ilt .f „rti' «•.
s-«^s -«^ the bark through his binocular.
Speaker quietly went below and ai
a i>.i! ty of Repr< w hom he
returning aftei . brough the West In-
"Luofc hen iioys." said Speaker Cannon, rap
ping loudly on several stateroom doors, "here is
something worth seeing. Get up quick: Wo have
had a bully time of It, and now that we are
nearfng home v.c are to be entertained by a.
thrilling rescue .it sea."
The spectacle was not mentioned In the Utera
ture «>f the Hamburg-American Line as part of
tho programme of the cruise, and the surprise
brought many sleep} heads to deck.
It took ; it least twenty minutes for the turdiesi
pas.Ter-ge- t<> dress, a:.d by that time th»? wink
ing Norwegian ha^k Gulfport, waterlogged and
stripped of her canvas, could be seen .i half mile
off the starboard bow. The main, promenade
and hurricane docks were soon lined' with pas
sengers, and .i thrill of excitement crept up in
many breasts when Captain Reessing announced
thai he would send out a lifeboat to rescue the
cre.T, Hevcral timid women »*ni below, declar
ing that they could hut boa: to see th« poor.
shipn necked sailors brought aboard.
Th«- Bliieher bore down on the (Julfport and
signalled to her. "L>o you want help?"
Captain Larsen of the bark replied that he
ami his crew of twelve men wanted to |i«> taken
■ •IT Captain Reessing ordered that a heap of
cotton waste and several cans of oil be put in
th« lifeboat, ami as the Blilcher slowed down
Chief Officer Heyer and f'»'ir men Jumped into
a boat and were soon rowing oul to the Gulf
port. Kit-Id glasses were at a premium, nd the
passengers watched the rescuers swing along
side and board the sinking craft.
Wit I a quarter or an hour Captain Larsen
and hi crev. of twelve men climbed one by one
Into the BlOcher's lifeboat. When the lifeboat
«lid not put out right away the passengers on
the Blilcher became uneasy, and soon great
clouds of smoke were seen risinp from the
harks cabin. Suddenly two men of the rescu
ing party jumped Into th.- boat, and It moved
away quickly from the smoking craft.
The sympathy of the entire passenger com
plement was a routed when the weak, pale faced,
half famished snilormen from the Gulfport were
assisted a hoard the Rliivher. The las: man had
barely been hauled aboard when a subscription
was started for the helpless sailors, and within
an hour the sum of .^lTo was distributed among
the thirteen men.
In broken Knglish, while men :iti<l women
led i round him, Captain Larsen told the
story of ;n; n ■ four hour fight 'o save his
"We l-t't Mobile March 3 for B
Norway, • atuves." he said.
"On M;n«ii •_'•"> we ran m;.> a heavy northeast
gale thai lasted for forty-elphl hours. We were
badly battered, but though: w.- rould reach
New York and make repairs. We labored along
In moderate weather until April ::. when a «=tlT
northeastei raughl ua and bleu ua before it.
Tin- seams opened up and tons of u;int broke
over us and poured Into the hold. We had a
stone and sand ballast Tho S :in<l clogged onr
pumps and :n.nl<> th,em alraos: useless Our pro
visions were aulned and we bad tf. work ;>t the
pumps for seventy-four hours to keep afloH
until help arrived We saw nHtiwi shiji nor
steamer until Ihe BlOcher picked us op. We
were about ready to » . k.> to our sin. ill boat
.'in rescued, for I dbn'l believe tli<> Gulfpori
would have kepi afloat three hours longer."
As t!n> BlUcher proceed* d on her coarse the
prowd moved sternward and notched the burn-
Ing bark until she became :i speck on th-- fi>>i-i
son.
Tho Gulfport was bull! In Italy In I>>77. and
w;is of Tl''« tonn nel register.
TEN SAVED FROM WRECK.
New York Schooner Goes Ashore
Near Nag* Head. X. C.
Norfolk, Va.. April 7.--Ten persons, two of
whom are women, were rescued from death by
Captain Et hi: ridge and Ms crew of llfeaavers nt
the Naps Head (N. C.) station early to-day,
when the four-masted schooner Louis Bossart
was blown ashore by the heavy northeast Kale.
The schooner was bound from New York *.i
Wiggins, S. C, for a cargo, and was swept out
of her course by the storm. Shortly after mid
night Ehe ran on the bench, and was discovered
In tii« breakers by a roast guard from the Nags
Head station, On account of the high sea no
attempt was made to launch the boats. A line
was shot over the schooner and the breeches
buoy was run out. The first to cone ashore
was the daughter of Captain Fletcher of the
wrecked craft. Then one by one the seven
members of the schooner's crew were hauled to
safety through the Beas. and on the last trip
Captain Fletcher came In.
The schooner is high on the shore, but seem
ingly in good condition. The Lnuts Bossart is
owned by Louis Bossart & Bro., of New York.
AFTER ALL, USHER'S THE SCOTCH
that made the highball famoas.-Advt.
SEVEX FIRE3IEiV KILLED
BURIED UNDER WALL.
Fire Destroys Metropolitan Poxcer
House and Car Barns.
Thr~e alarms were sent In early this morn
ing for a Rre in the Metropolitan Street Rail
way power house at Seventh avenu<» and l-!3th
street, it was reported a t 2:15 that the fire
was spread: rg rapidly.
A special "hurry" call for an ambulance n-as
sent in.
It was reported from Police Headquarters
that fix-* ambulances had been summoned to
the scene of the fire and that ihe entire crew
of an engine company had beer covered by a
falling wall.
Fire whlcb' broke- out at i! o'clock this mom-
Ing in th.> combined power house and car barns
of the Metropolitan Street Railway Company
at Seventh avenue ami 1 {-"th streets completely
destroyed the structure. The firemen h.ul
scarcely arrived when the wall on the Seventh
avenue side of the building fell and burled the
entire engine company So. 86 Captain Edward
Ryan and six men were killed.
Immediately after ■'<■■■ wall fell hurry calls
were sent In for all the ambulances in th«
neighborhood, and priests were summoned from
the neighboring pa rial
The (lames spread rapidly, end when the first
firemen arrived on the scene it was realized
that another alarm would be necessary. A third
and fourth were also sent in.
The power house Is bounded.
md II Ith and 1 1StB
The fire started in the end of :h*> building
used ■' ol cars al Lenoa ..
• Seventn avenue end of th.-
:!;•■ power plant, and ■ for ■-'■■< Ith ••
at all times.
Chief <>•>!<• r arrived on tl ■ a ene •
after »h»» k \;«!l t\-U He i; lew!
charge of the Ore light and I work.
dered the men to dia MM The burt
and soon th>- "aptahi
Ryan was found.
Fn derick Leopold, al ' iched I
■ ompany. w i< takei
unconscious and hurried to the .1 H !
Wright Hospital. He may die.
• M.illov and Father Barrh
h, :\r
Itlst streel and Seventh avenue, administered
the last rites ol the Church to I
¥ avenue, as I they we
■ from the Bre Tw« hundred familiea
•uri-i -„ tkH street.
hundred car* which were totally >!•
\t .":."»t» tfils momli k in which the
ruin*.
There v. ■ •• seevp
ond •:•• killed Captain Ryan, who "a.^ toading
■~.~
./ li. MERRILL ATTACKED.
E.r-Distriet Attorney of Queen* /m*
His Throat Cut.
John B. Merrill. ex-l>istri.t Attorney of
Queens County, was attacked last night by an
unknown person, who cut a deep gash in his
throat with a razor only a short distance from
Ills home- at Ozone Park, Long Island. The
wound bled profusely, but his cries for help
were heard by neighbors, who hurried out and
found him lying in the street. He was carried
to his home where Dr. ?. D. Nut», one of Ike
Coroner's of Queens County, attended him.
At an early hour this morning it was said Mr.
Merrill had only i lighting chance for his life, as
he had lost much blood when help cam ■ When
he was able to speak. Mr. Merrill said he,
thought his assailant was an Italian. He de-
Bcribed him ns a man of medium build, smooth
face and wearing, a light overvoa*. He said the
man jumped upon him suddenly, without saying
a word He knew of n-> reason for the mur
derous attack The police of Ihe KM precinct
scoured Queens for the unknown assailant, but
found no trace of him. Mr. Merrill is about
fifty yean old and known all over Long Island.
His term as District Attorney expired two years
ago. He is a member of the Queens County
Isar Association and the Queens Borough
Democratic Club. He was for several years
instructor of militar- algnaltmg, telegraphy and
tactics in the United States service.
GOULD QUITS POLO.
Sell* Hi* Ponies—May Take Up
Sport Again in a Year.
Lakewood N. J.. April 7 (Special*.— George J.
Gould Is disposing of his Stable of polo perries at
private sale and la withdrawing from the game
temporarily. For a year, at least, there will be
no polo games at Georgian Court.
Mr. Gould has by no mean lost his interest in
the sport. He hi every bit as enthusiastic over
polo now as be was when he- organized the
Lakewood Polo Club and promoted several
rhampionsh!p tournaments bet*. Georgian
Court became the home of polo in 'America. The
polo lieWs here represent an outlay of about
$73,000. and are sand to be the finest playing
courses In this country.
Mr. Gould's railroad enterprises have kept him
so busy that be has spent lit tl« time at Georgian
Court this winter. His BOM Kindlon and Jay
have tin too busy with their studies to give
much time to polo. Kindlon is a junior at Co
lumbia, and Jay will eater the same university
next September. Jay. who recently successfully
defended his title of American amateur court
tennis thampion. Is now la London, preparing
for the British championship contest. Mr. and
Mrs. Gould and Kingdon are to join him on tha
other side early in June.
FIRED FIRST SHOT IN CIVIL WAR.
(Rr T>;»«rmj»h la TIH Tribune, j
ntlslmTg, April 7. fUonel Isaac B. Moise. who
(lred the first shot at Fort ftumter. dl«>d suddenly
last evening whlie on hta way from Cleveland to
this city, where he Intended to visit his son. B.
Caidwell Molee. auditor of the National Tube Com
pany. His home was at Wheeling. W. Vs.
SPEAKER CAMGiT BACK.
STRONG FOE PROSPERITY.
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Mr. Sherman Warned by Wireless
Regarding Harriman Incident.
Speak-r Cannon and the party of national
Representatives who were th» guests of Con
gressman W. B. McKlnley. of Illinois. In a trip
to the West Indies, the Panama Canal and
South American ports, returned on the steam
ship Bliicher, of th<» Hamburg- American line.
yesterday. The Speaker had expected to stay
here until Tuesday, but suddenly changed his
plans and left for Washington at midnight.
The whole party seemed greatly Interested In.
the Harriman letter, in the President's letter to
Congressman Sherman as to Mr. Harriman's al
legations concerning campaign funds, and the
report that there was ■ conspiracy to prevent the
nomination of a Roosevelt man for President.
All were careful, however, to refrain from ex
pressirr; any opinion or discussing the Incidents
In any way.
"What have you got to -.iv about the contro
versy between the President and Mr. Harriman.'"
Speaker Camson was asked at ttte Waldorf late
in the aflerv.oon. He answered:
"1 have had time only to Klance at the news
papers. So far as I have rend. I have no per
sona! knowledge of' any single point in the con
troversy."
Th« Speaker was asked if he would not com
ment on some ot^er phases of the recent new*.
Answering ail the iiuestions, he said:
"] have been absent from the United States
sine? the adjournment of Congress, on March
4. and have been literally without news as to
the events that have occurred since that time.
'"I am Informed that there have been great
tluctuations in the prices of securities, and am
gratified that ha situation is changing for tn»
better. I hope and believe that nothing will
occur to interfere with production and commerce
in the broadest sense.
"I feel assured that when the time arrives tr»
decide- on the continuance or change in our
fiscal, commercial and industrial policies, th*
people el »h:s country, in the future as in the
past, will successfully and justly solve all th©
problems that may he presented." -
>!••.-. Cannon ,s;.id that the present de
press'on in Wall Street did not in any way
represent the condition of the country. Values,
he said, were Just is good as ever and th»
country's re-sources jusr as abundant. Wail
Street was only ;t gamble, anyway, he said. Th«
bul's took the market as far as they could, and
then the bears came in and pushed it "he other
v.ay.
The Speaker seemed to b» in perfect health.
"I have got rid of my grip. Rot rid of my in
digestion, and feel tip top." he said, a* h*
brandished his stick. "I wish everybody coulri
feel as well as I do. i am ready to ram a. foot
race with any of you boys.'*
One of his party said: "Yes. Uncle Joe has
been resting anil vesetating. that is ■If*
"Yes," replied another member of the party.
"but you will set the fruit 3of this vegetation at
the next session of Congress."
Before going to his home. In "v:lle. HI..
where- he wants ti> be in time to vote at th»
municipal flection next week «Tuesday>. he ha»
to be in Washington to sign some contracts for
the additions to the Congressional buildings. As
this business would not take more than 'wo or
thre* days, the Speaker hart pianned to stay
here a day or two. But about 7 o'clock !»•
changed his plans and decided M go tn Wash
ington on the first train.
Congressman Sherman. t>"» w'pom. as chairman
of the Republican Congressional Campaign Com
mittee. President Roosevelt wrote his letter re
garding the rCeg.itiors of Mr. Harriman that
he collected a fund for the Presidential cam
paign of I!!'> 4, was also a member of ■a Bliicher
party. He refused to say anything about th»
letter, or even ti> admit that he had been in
formed reg-aniins the incidents that caused it t-»
he published recently. He was warned that
something was in the wind by the. receipt of a
wiretes? dispatch while the Eliichcr was .mlnj;
up the coast, which read, 'Do not I re any po
litical Interviews." It was signed "J. O."
Whom the signature represented could not b*
learned.
hat he nad)
I
Woiverta
1.. W. BusLvy. secretary of Speaker Cannon,
said that ihe Speaker found that wherever they
iamled he waa well known, the greatest compli
ment he could possibly have received. The
Spoaker and the other members of the party
went simply as the private Ruest* of Congress
mar. McKinlej. wbo paid ever- bill, and the
party was in no sense an official one^ Never
theless, wherever they went they were received
with hor-.ors by all the officials, and In tome
places were quite overwhelmed with hospitality.
The Speaker said his trip on the Bliicher was
the finest he had ever taken. "I did ■■ thinking;
whatever while away."' ho said, "and I was
mighty well pleased and agrerably" surprised.
as was every member of our party, with, th»
progress of the Panama Canal. It is a mem
question of work, which la being done rapidly
under a splendid system If I was paying for
the job myself, I would slap the boys on th»
had: and say, 'Hustle along: sn«l get th» dirt
out." "
Bpeakei Cannoa ma_s a speech at dinner on
Friday evening ->n board the Blue— er. He said,
in part :
"Welt, folks, we have had all kinds of excite
ment aboard this ship. We were In quarantine.
Just missed an earthquake at Kingston by an
hour, rescued the shipwrecked and made a dec
laration, not of war. but of love. I don't know
what the end of IMb voyage will be. From
time tr» time we have exercised the right our
forefathers fought and bled for— right to
kick I have done my share of kicking. Goal
bless the ktoker."
When he t.x k his place before the customs i_
r to B-ake his declaration the Speaker
said:
■Yes. 1 have a. few articles to declare. Hera
is a nccklart. rare, very rare. Its for my grand
daughter, end it cost -."» cents. Hero Is a col
lection of beads, also rare, cost £)♦► cents. 1
cuess that lets me out."
Colonel John M. Bishop, Deputy Surveyor t>Z
Customs, was the rlrst person to greet tb*
Speaker at Quarantine. Ho said: "Speaker
Cannon, the country has settled down to th
conviction that you are the only man who can
raise the crop the President has planted."
The Speaker bowed low. and. smiling, grasped
Colonel Bishop by the hand. A member of tbe>
party who did not wish to be quoted concerning
the enforcement of the quarantine against the
BlUcher after having touched at Venezuelan
ports, said:
."The enforcement of the quarantine was ana
to the unusual efforts of Dr. Pierce, assistant
quarantine officer of the zone. Dr. Pierce, when
told the BlUcher had made her last cruise under
identical circumstances, and that her passen
gers were permitted to land at Colon, practi
cally admitted that a stricter enforcement af
the' quarantine was made because a party of
Representatives was aboard. By way of .com
promise- he agreed to take Speaker Cannon ana
the McKlnley party ashore, siim wtsitt that
such a move was permissible, inasmuch as the
party ■was small and could be easily policed.-

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