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BUKPER WHEAT CROP. 01 T WOK AT PRESENT. Big Honest Promised Despite Re ports of Bugs and Drouth. Tl.nt tills yenr's winter wheat crop will be a bumper one. despite report* of bup» nnd drouth, smns assured from the special dispatches re ceived by The Tribune from the great grain pro iaiirf state*. Kansas has th* larpest winter wheat acrea<n» ever planted with the growing grain reported in perfect (100) condition. lowa is planning for the greatest liarvpst ever gathered in the central West. [a Nebraska the condition of winter ■shsjt li 100, while Minnesota and South Da kota, with greatly increased acreages and the plants in mnisualiy fine condition, seem assured of liie yiPliis. In Indians and Ohio only there may be a slight falling off in production, owing to the «»verc win ter fliwi hwy rains. The damage by preen bugs to date •-.penis to be confined to Texas and parts of Oklahoma!! Bid KANSAS ACREAGE. Condition of Growing Wheat X early Perfect — Weather Ideal. [Py Tfl<«rapti to Th*> Tribune. . Toprka. Kan.. April *.— F. D. <*obum. secre tary "■ ''• Kansas Board of Agriculture, said to-day of the Kansas wheat crop: Six and on^-half million acres to-day consti tute In Kansas the most magnificent winter wheat field the world has ever seen In a like area. The present wheat condition of nearly I<k> per cent, which prevails practically over the entire state and which the alternating showers and Funphin^ are boosting- every minute, ought •to natisfv a!I who are not absolutely a prey ti> morbid melancholy. Up to this time ravages of the Kansas wheat fields by green bugs havo been gong on only in the minds of the "fake" finders. The feieeu bugs lave really caused much alarm in lisas and elsewhere. They have been talked of from Denver to Liverpool, and much money has been spent "king inquiries about the pests. Thy have, according to report, al most ruined the wheat crops In Texas and Southern Oklahoma, and are thick In the fields of Northern Oklahoma. Many of them have been reported In Sumner. Cowley and Harper counties, Kan., with accounts of their presence in limited numbers in other parts of Kansas and a'so in Missouri. Probably a dozen crop experts have been driving over the country in Oklahoma and Southern Kansas, observing the bugs and try- Ing to deride whether they will do any damage to the crops. IOWA LOOKS FOR RECORD HARVEST. Farmers Plan for Greatest Winter Wheat Crop Ever Gathered in Central West. fßy Tel«>frrar!i to Th' Tribune.] Pious City, lowa. April R— With an increase (■'. 10 per cent in the acreage ever last year and the prospects of an '•xcriient crop regarded as* first class, farmer? and mill ran; are planning for the greatest harvest of winter wheat ever gathered in the Centra] West. This crop lias been gaming in favor In the northwest in the !ast decade, and n-iw from 18 to SO per cent of the ■the wheat crop is of the winter variety. -»■ High winds during- the seeding season, the scarcity of snov.-. and the intermittent freezing and •hatting in the ppring have been against winter wheat in the past, but the winters are becoming more even. Last year the average yi«-ld of ■winter wheai In South Dakota. lowa and Nebraska was about 2S bushels to the acre. Eprir.g wheat was scarcely 2<*. The grade was higher than the epring variety. | H. J. HutJon, of this city, owner of several rn'.llf and a careful observer of conditions, paid to-day That the acreage h£d increased fully 1" ♦ per cent. He looks for a continued expansion of this crop from year to year. The outlook for 1907. he said, was most encouraging. MISSOURI CROP BEST SINCE Secretary of State Board of Agriculture Re ports Condition of 94. my T^]»-irrar>i to The- Tribune.] Columbia, Mo.. April R— The condition of the Missouri wheat crop is ;«4 per cent, the highest that has 1-ef-n reported sin. « lxi. or. ling to the first of this year's monthly crop reports. Is ■reu by George H. Ellis, secretary of the State B^ard of Agriculture. In the northwestern sec tion, the condition of the wheat crop Is •♦<». bo ng somewhat below the average owing to a dry fail, late rowing and poor germination. lAW BADLY NEEDED IN NEBRASKA. Present Condition of Winter Wheat Excel lent — Some Green Bugs Appear. fP.y T<"l*jrrspsi to Th* Trlbua*.] Omaha. April «.— The green bugs have up •** in t*» wheat fields of Southern Nebraska M 3 are rapidly spreading Into the central part °I the state. As yet there is bo apparent dam ape from the pests, but grain men are fearful that within a few days the damage which these .bugs have caused in Oklahoma, Texas and Kan •*■ '" he duplicated in Nebraska. No damage *» apparent from the bugs until ten days after eppear. At present the Nebraska wheat is In first class <»ndition. averaging I<k» per cent. However. there is ,-i dearth of moisture in the state, the sssVieii'-y betas greater than at any time since aVL While this has had no apparent effect Upon the wheat as yet, unless there are heavy e Prir.g rains the wheat plant will bo damaged •nd cann.t reach maturity in good condition. "Until a few days ago the prospects for win ter wheat in tats state sacra a 1," «aid the man ** of a line of «le\*ators to-day, "but with the great deficiency of rainfall and the green bug Invasion we are very fearful of the result." KHTHESOTA AHD SOUTH DAKOTA. Winter Wheat of Fine Appearance — Record Yield Promised from Increased Acreage. t:*y • li«rai>ti i«. The Tribune. J Bt Paul, April Winter wheat in Minne sota and Bouth Dakota has an unusually good ■Ppciranee and promises a record yield from a largely Increased acreage. 'l' to a lew years ago Minnesota and the Da kotaa were, considered strictly spring wheat state*. but as adversity overtook the spring wheat crop and Isolated sections of winter wheat produced great results, the farmers be •**»• interested, with the result that fully one ttlrt of the crop of Minnesota and Kouth Da- **-oo tinned os wcojjd Dare. To-day, fair. To-morrow, fair; mat wind*. AFTER TRAIX WRECKERS. Pennsylvania Railroad Issues Warn ing — Tico More Attempts. fry I>!»>Krai>h to Tho Trtt-un*.] Plttsburg. April B,— The Pennsylvania Rail road, after a long conference between President IfoCrea and others in authority to-day, issued a formal statement cr. the evils of train wreck ing to-night. The statement says that any one instrumental in wrecking a train, should a life be lost thereby.. will be guilty of wilful murder. The company has ordered that posters with ex tracts from the laws be posted along the rail road. The Pennsylvania authorities at Pittsburg were perturbed more than ever to-day by the report that two snore attempts at wrecking had occurred in the last thirty hours, one at Alliance, Ohio, and the other nt East Brady. Perm. This makes a total of seven attempted wreckings since March 22, and does not include the wreck of the New York-Chicago eighteen hiur flyer, which went into the Conomar.sli River on the Allegheny Mountains on Febru ary 2H. The railroad authorities now think that this also was the work of wreckers. The attempted wrecking at East Brady, on the Allegheny Division, occurred late yesterday afternoon, but was not made public until to day. A tie was so fastened as to throw from the rails a fast train. A farmer saw the ob struction and warned the enelne^r, so that the obstruction, which was on a curve on a high bluff, was struck at reduced speed, but still with force enough to throw the engine from tho track. The other attempt was made early to-day on the Cleveland & Ptttsburg branch, within flvo hundred yards of the station at Alliance, Ohio. The engineer of a freight saw the signal for a clear track suddenly thrown to red. The emer gency brakes were applied, and the train was brought to a standstill In time to avoid crash- Ing into on open switch. A man who evidently had opened the switch ran from the track and disappeared. MORE TYPHOID DEATHS. Fatalities Keejring Pace with Groxcth of Fever. The deaths from typhoid In this ettjr are keep- Ing pace with the increase In the number of cases. For the first week In April last year there were six deaths from thi* disease. For the corresponding i"r:.'d this year there were eighteen dea'hs. This fact accounts for tlje remarkable activ ity of the. Health and Water departments in the Croton watershed. If city care, with Mate co-operation, can safeguard the water supply, there need be no fear of a typhoid epidemic south of the Harlem River. Dr. DarUngtoi terday thnt the whole watershed was under the strictest kind of sur veillance, and that th<- only thing to fear was contamination of the water supply before these extraordinary precautions were tak'ii There have been no new cases of typhoid ;H Katonah or in the Italian camps at the Cross River l>a,:n fur several weeks. COLOXIAL PREFEREXCE. Rejiort That Premiers Map Act Without Regard to England. London. April 0. "The Standard** to-day says letatands that in <;:s>- the proposal for imperial preference expressed by colonial pre miers falls at the forthcoming conference, the • rs will endeavor to aasetnble a confer ence of their ov. n for the purpose of discussing methods of securing a system of mutual pref erence, in which the mother country be allowed ro whenever she :i .lmils the principle of with her colonies. PAUL REVEEE CHURCH IN DANGER. May Be Destroyed Unless Permanent En dowment Is Given. [Dy T»rrap!> to The Tribune.) Boston, April Christ Church, the "Old North Church," on which signals for Paul Re vere were hung in 177."». is likely to be closed and is in grave danger of destruction. The ao eiety controlling it is running behind in ex penses, and on account of lack of* Onanclal support the property may be! sold and the church torn down. Unless financial aid in the form of a permanent endowment is soon given this structure. IS4 years old. which has ac cumulated rare historical and religious associa tions, will pass away. HENRY CLAYS GRANDSON DEAD. For Many Years One of the Editors of "The Youth's Companion." bssJacten. Kv.. April I.— Thomas H. Clay, a grandson at Henry Clay .-""I » **» known Ken tuckian died at bis home h.re to-day. Mr. Clay tty-nve years old and for many years was one of the f-dtu.rs of "The Youth!- Companion." In I 5r (t tf.n. He bad devoted much of his timo in Ute years to writing and had m-nrly completed a blog raphy of Us grandfather. RAILROAD AGREEMENT SIGNED. Firemen on Roads West of Chicago Get In crease of 25 Cents a Day. Chicago. April S.-An agreement between thirty one railroads west of -Chicago and the Brotherhood of locomotive* Firemen and Englnemen was signed to-day The pay of firemen on all elapse? of en [.i,.;r>s to be- Increased 25 cent, a day of ten hours or l- vs. ROCKEFELLER BUYS NEGRO'S HOME. Balked for Years by Old Woman's Love for the Place. "John D. Rockefeller bought the six-acre plot of William Evcraon. an old negro, at North Tarry town, yesterday, after being Mocked for several years The old negro consented to the sale only or. condition that his Ulster, who was attached to Her eld home, be allowed to finish her days there The property adjoins the Rockefeller estate at Mount Plaaaaat. Rockefeller. Jr.. started in yesterday on lota O. aVKdMMtar. Jr.. started m yesterday on 1,1. new duties as superintendent of his father's ♦,-tate The residents of Pooantieo Hills wero Seated to the unusual sight of seeing the young man walking through their streets carrying a bun- A\m of Btok«a under is arm. He was accompanied by his 'wife His destination was the Church of ,M iaadalen. Young Rockefeller and tab. father are very friendly to Father Lennon. and they have agreed to lay out bis church ground, with a lawn, flower beds and roida. COMMUTERS BUILD THEIR OWN BTATION. Recmuse President Mellen of the New Haven Railroad Company has a*re*d to erect a new sta tion costing only »S.OM> at Columbus avenue In Mount Vernon, to accommodate the commuters of the Verncn Heights and Chester Hill section of the city. It was reported yesterday that several wealthy taxpayers would raise a much larger sum to bulk! a elation of. their own. NEW- YORK. TUESDAY. APRIL 9. 1907. -FOURTEEN PAGES.-^Th^ffiA^at,-. PRICE THREE CENTS. AMERICA INTERVENES. IVARXIXG TO NICARAGUA. Further Bombardments of Coast Towns Forbidden. Puerto Cortes. Honduras, April 4 (via New Orlenns. Apr.l Si. An authoritative statement of prreat Importance In the relations of the I'nlted States to Centra] American republics has been given, out h.re. It is to the effect that bombardments >f const towns cannot be PT mittted "during the frequent wars and revolu tions in Central American states." The state ment Is by Commander Fullam. of the United States gunboat Marietta, and is part of a letter to General Juan J. Estrada, commanding the Nicaracoao expedition encased Is capturing Honduran ports In part the letter reada: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your let ter of March •_'."> in answer to my communication of .March H4 requesting you to avoid 'lie un necessary destruction of coast towns by bom bardment. It must be perfectly plain that for eign Interests could not possibly be secure if bombardments me permitted. On the contrary. such Interests would be sublet ted to the danger of complete destruction In every case, if bom bardments of coast towns are to be resorted to during the frequent wars and revolutions In Central American states, the mercantile inter ests of nil foreigners will be absolutely Insecure in the future Prom this it Is plainly evident that assurances regarding the safety of Ameri can and foreign Interests would i" 1 of no value whatever unless bombardments of these unfor tified wooden towns are forbidden, and it Is squally plain that a ship of war ordered here to protect American Interests could not h»» ex cused for subjecting these same Interests to in e*|table ruin by permitting the destruction of ihese towns by fire and bombardment Pull) three-fourths of the valuable mercantile and business bouses in these coast towns are owned by foreigners. Neither belligerent will be permitted to occupy or to take cover In these houses during t!i* course of hostilities. Trusting thru I may not he compelled to in form the United States government that I «ni mistaken retarding the attitude Of Nicaratruan forces toward foreign business Interests on this coast, and hoping that you v ill avoid all danger of complications by giving directions that prop erty shall not be sdbjected t.« destruction by tire nnd bombardment, I remain, etc. Commander Fullam Informed General Qtiiroz. commanding the Honduran forces near Ceiba. that it would be necessary to defend the town from a position outside the city. United States marines dosed all saloons In Ceiba after the abandonment of the port by th« Hondurans. The following proclamation was is sued by Commander Fullam of taV Marietta and Virgil C. Reynolds, United States vice-consul: To the people of Ceiba: The generals of ihe Honduran army having left Ceiba, the civil an thorltiea will assume < barge of the dry govern ment. All liii ; ' will be [mtnedlatt ly closed, and will remain i from the United States ship Marietta will patrol the streets and assist the civil authorities t ■ pre ■erve order and protect property, foreign or private. The sailors are landed us friends of Honduras. All persons are warned that there » be !;<> disorder or violation of the laws of gfondur&s, and all are advised to remain in their homes for the present. In case Nlcaraguan forces concentrate at Ceiba they ail] not In terfere with law-abiding i pto, and there nead be no alarm whatever. STRIKE IX BVTTK MIXES. Sir Thousnjul Men Out "t Ration and Montana Smelter. [By TV'.efrrat.h to Th* Trlbuno.] Butte, Mont . April X— Because fifty-two elec trical workers, machinists and blacksmiths struck at the Boston and Montana smell at Great Falls this afternoon fix thousand men are Idle to-night, the shutting down of the smelter being followed by the suspension of the Boston and Montana mines in Butts. The Htrik era demand an Increase of fifty cents a day, re fusing to confer with John I>. Ryan, managing director of the Amalgamated Copper Company, who offered the men an Increase to twenty-five cents a day on a five year contract. A request for a conference from Mr. Ryan was answered by the walking out of the men. TO REORGAXIZE PARTY. Result of Democratic Factional Fight in Chicago. [ftv TVlacmpfc to Tha TrnMuw.] Chicago, April X— The reorganisation of the Democratic party In Chicago and Illinois will probably result from the fight for supremacy between Its radical and conservative forces. The battle has been brought on by the defeat of Mayor Dunne and his municipal ownership pro gramme in the recent city election, the defeat being credited by himself and his manager, William O'Connell, chairman of the County Cen tral Committee, to "traitors" in the. party, tho "traitors" being the so-called conservatives who repudiated Dunne and his policies. \ O'Conneli made the announcement to-day that a meeting of the County Central Committee would be held in the next few days for the purpose of "purifying the party." "We have finished temporizing," declared Chairman O'Conneli. By politicians generally this move by the Dunne faction Is believed destined to react on Its sponsors. The alliance of the Imnno faction With Hearst and his element in the last city campaign and the defeat of Dunne and his traction doctrines at the polls have mad. 1 it al most a negligible quantity, as far as leadership Is under consideration at this time. It is the general opinion of wdl posted politicians that the defeat of Mayor Dunns makes Roger Sul livan, th«> state and < ity leader of the ■'conser vatives," leader of the party. Conferences were In progress to-day regarding the proposed reorganization of th»; party. In which Sullivan took a prominent part and in which plans were laid to checkmate the Dunno element in its aspirations for leadership. It waa announced to-day that tho consolida tion of the Chicago City Railway and the l'nlon Traction interests was assured. Tho first step was taken in a declaration of trust, signed by th« New York holders of ft. majority of the outstanding stock, appointing five custodians of the franchises deposited* with the Central Trust Company. The Eastern Interests will 6end their representatives to Chicago at an early date to Ktudy conditions and take measures to bring about a s|>eedy settlement. L «J Kraut hoff and George W. Wickcrsham. both of New York, acting for tho stockholders, have full charge of the plans for reorganiza tion. 4 I—a1 — a ■ SAGE GIFT TO NORTHFIELD SEMINARY Moody School Gets Chapel and Music Hall to Cost $150,000. Northfield. Mass.. April B.— The gift to the Northfleld Seminary for Young Ladles of a new chapel and a music hall, by Mrs. Russell Saa-e, of New York, was announced here to-day. The cost of the chapel will not exceed $100,000, and the music hail $.rio.ooo.. r io.ooo. The gift is the largest ever received by the seminary, which was founded by^he late U v Moody. NO PROMISE TO CUBANS. CENSUS BEFORE BALLOT. Taft Says National Election May Be Held in December. Havana. April B— The members flf the com mittee of insurgents, with whom Secretary T.i ft and Mr. Bacon. Assistant Secretary of State, made arrangements for peace in Cuba In Heptemher last, had a conference with the Pec retary to-day, lasting from 10 o'clock in the morning until 1:80 in the. afternoon. Secretary Taft. in spite of the demand of the committee, refused to give his visitors the date of the with drawal of the American forces from Cuba. At the close of the conference. Senators £ayas and Morua Delgado and Ceneral Jose Miguel Qomea Paid that Mr. Taft had informed thorn that it was impossible to hold elections in Cuba until a complete census of the island had been taken. This would occupy about four months. Ho added "hat municipal and provincial elec tions would probably be held some time in Sep tember. Secretary Taft again conferred with the mem bers of the committee of insurgents until a late hour to-night. Tho subjects discussed this morning were Rone over a second time. Tba committee insists upon the holding of provincial elections at the same time as municipal elec tions, but this is opposed by the Conservatives, as the provincial councils elect a part of the S'-nators. General Loynas del Castillo called attention to the existence in some quarters of a campaign for the establishment of an American protector ate over Cuba. Secretary Taft replied that he was aware of this movement, but he assured his hearers it WOUld not affect President Roosevelt's views, who was determined to restore the Cuban republic as soon as possible. He said he prob ably would recommend to President Roosevelt the holding of Presidential elections In Decem ber, and that the Cubans take possession one. hundred days later, as prescribed in the consti tution. The committee urged that the ptans to in crease the rural guards be not carried out. and Secretary Taft promised to confer at length with General Harry on this subject. The Liberals left the conference to-night ex pressing great satisfaction with the outcome. Secretary Taft paid a high compliment to Oor ernor Magoon. He said the «?overnor had com plete power, of which be had made moderate use, and that the administration would, support all his acts. The committee asked that the Moderate gov ernors in the different provinces and the Mod erate mayors and city councils be replaced by Liberals, but Mr. Taft said that he would leave that entirely to Governor Magoon. The Secretary had a. busy afternoon. At 2 o'clock he met the Conservatives and discussed the insular situation. Ha said that, owing to economical conditions, be considered a national election at an early date to be unwise, and mended that such election be postponed until the outcome of the municipal and pro vincial elections were known. The Conservative representatives expressed their willingness to leave all to the good judgment of the United States. Secretary Tafc desires to see the Con t>Ftv.i.iiv>-.> i'.H-iin btiora tm d^rxirO*. a-'»«l prob ably will meet them on Wednesday. After this Interview representatives of all the leading banks of Cuba called on Secretary Tart and asked him to give them one or two years' notice before holding national elections, saying that unless this were done the effect on com mercial conditions in the Island would be dis astrous. The bankers urged the Secretary not to change tiio present currency to American money, holding that such an order would in crease the cost of living by 12 per cent. The committee of the Chamber of Commerce spoke to the Secretary In a similar vein. Secretary Taft told the bankers that be under stood that they preferred permanent American control in Cuba, but that this could not be, as "we havo obligations to the American people .is 'well as to the Cubans, and the natter must be considered in Its political as well as Its eco nomical aspects." The Secretary said after the conferences: Various committees waited on me this after noon, nis Impossible to state just what took place, but the consensus of opinion seems to be that it would be wise, and even necessary, to take a census before attempting to hold ;iti election, not only under the present provisional government, but under any BUbseqiM nt govern ment. It would >c Wise, In oilier tO te.st the condition of the country and the operatios of the flection law, to hold a preliminary election, municipal and not national, and the national election should be delayed until th.' results of tii" preliminary elections are seen. I have prom ised to confer with Governor Magoon and to consult President Roosevelt, with a view to fur ther conferences with the Liberals and Con servatives. Other matters are -pending concerning which I cannot speak, in tlut first place because noth ing would by gained thereby, and also, as tho Spaniards suy. "it is not convenient.*" While Secretary Taft was on the Isthmus of Panama representatives of the bosses' time keepers anil laborers called on him and de manded a material increase in wages. Tho Sec retary consulted with the delegates for nearly three hours, and promised to take, up the mat ter with President Roosevelt. "PRIM A RY IMPOSSIBLE." Ohio Attorney General Hits Plan to Decide on Taft or Foraker. [T"!y Tolr^raph to Thp Triliiin«>. ] Columbus, Ohio, April S.-In a statement this evening Attorney General Wade 11. Kills de clares that it is Impossible, under the laws of. Ohio, to hold a primary thi* year to determine whether Taft or Fbrake* shall have tho state delegation to the national convention next year. The laws of the state do not provide for any such primary, and it would be. Impossible to hold it Jointly with the municipal elections this fall, Mr. Kllis says, because tho statutes would prevent it being held nearer than seventy-five feet to the election booths. A volunteer pri mary for an expression of the will of the people would not be feasible, because there Is no law providing for the prosecution of fraud in such v primary, he says, and. In addition, some counties could refuse to participate at all. The statement of the Attorney General, in stead of simplifying, adds complications to the situation. The fight now, barring a compromise, must go to tho congressional districts. This means a eplit delegation from the state, unless either Mr. Taft or Senator Foraker withdruws. This the friends of both declare to-night to be impossible. State Insurance Commissioner Vorys, in charge of the Taft forces, refuses to discuss the statement of the Attorney General, but says that the fight against Senator Foraker and for " Secretary Taft will be prosecuted with unabated energy. The Foraker men declare that they will have more than half the delegates to the national convention. AFTER ALL, USHERS THE SCOTCH that mads tha highball ttmou*.- Advu EX-COROXER'S WIFE SHOT. Husband Held on Murder Charge— Sen-ant Tells of Shooting. Mrs. Lillian Mott Guy, the wife of Dr. Samuel S. Guy and the daughter of the late Benjamin B. Motr, who at one time owned half of Far Rock awn y. Long Island, was shot and killed at her homo. N*o. 47 Mott avenue. Far Rockaway. yes terday afternoon. Her husband is confined In the Far Rockaway police station on a charge of murdering her and will appear before Magis trate Healy to-day. Tr. and Mrs. Guy had been married for twenty-three years and had two sons, one who has fought in the Philippines and a younger child, who is at boarding school. Mrs. Guy had inherited the Mott estate from her father, ami was in the habit of paying the servants her self, she had paid one servant girl $4S yester day against Dr. Guy's wishes, and an argument arose. It was interrupted while |>f>. Guy \v»nt out to neighboring saloons and becnmft drunk. It is said, and was resumed again when he re turned, at E o'clock. Dr. Guy, it la said, made charges against tho servant, whose name is Annie Hanaen, Mrs. Guy taking her part. Dr. nnd Mrs. Guy withdrew from the kitchen intoj the dining room, the girl says, where she heard I>r. Guy using further abusive lnnguage toward his wife, and shortly afterward thrt-e shots were fired in rapid ■urteashHL Mrs. Guy broke into the kitchen staggering, and then fell to the floor. Dr. Guy put on his bat and coat, and went out of the front door to the railroad station near by. where he was arrested by the local constabulary. His wife was still breathing when he was brought Be fore her. but sh* died while he was asking the servant girl In a maudlin way whether she had Stabbed her. One of the bullets had penftmted Mrs. Guy's h> art. A loaded revolver, with three empty chambers which the poUcay, say must have been freshly Bred, was found in Mrs. Guy's bureau drawer on ond floor. Four unloaded revolvers wer« found scattered about on the first floor. Dr. Guy denied all knowledge of the shooting, say ing that be did not return to the house until nearly 7 o'clock, two hours after the time sworn to by the servant. Coroatr, Nutt. who closely examined both Dr. Guy and the servant, is a political rival of Dr. Guy. Dr. Guy held the offl-e of coron-r in Far Rockaway for four years immediately following the formation of the greater city. He has been opposed success fully since by Dr. Nutt. RESCUED FROM THE SEA. Crew of Wrecked Xoncegian Bark Brought Into Norfolk. Norfolk. V.-v. April S.— The British steamship Ottvemoor, bound from Mobile, Ala., to Bristol, England, picked up at sea oft the North Caro lina coast yesterday fifteen of the eighteen members of the crew of the Norwegian bark Hereford, bound from Pensacola, Fla.. to Buenos Ayres, which was dismasted tan the fierce coast storm of April 1. and was helpless at sea until sighted with distress signals flying by the Olive moor on her way across the Atlantic. " T>.ree members of the H*t«£ord*ii crew were washed overboard and drowned. Captain Jen sen, commanding the bark, was crippled by a falling mast and rigging, ami the frsf mate was badly injured. So badly hurt were the. captain and mate that tho Ollvemoor discontinued her voyage to bring the men In for hospital treat ment. PRESIDENT HOOSEVELT WONT SERVE. Declines Execntorship of Will leaving $250,000 to United States Government. [ TVr TVlwmph t'-> The Tribune. ] Rochester, April R.— Morrison M. McMath has re turned from Washington, wher** he advised I*rest dent Roosevelt of the provisions of las win of Captain James H. Hooker, of nroadMiuott, In which IHWISW was left to the Culled states govern ment. The President was named as executor, hut Mr. McMath says Mr. •-.-.. It refuses to act tn tho capacity named and baa ordered th«» United States District Attorney to havo this district rep resented at the time the will is probated, Ii is said that the will stated that Mr. Hooker daatred tho government to establish a military academy at OaJeabursj. 111., and as the heirs are ■aid to ba about to contest th.- win ■ delegation of citizens' of that city are to as hen when tho will la probated. The government may not become a beneficiary Of the estate, as the heirs are to at tempt to prove the will was made when the captain was Incompetent. RESOLUTION INDORSES PRESIDENT. ± Pennsylvania House Unanimously Adopts Vote of Confidence in Mr. Roosevelt. Barrisburg. Term.. April g._K^ rrf , s ,, ntnr!v^ Hitchcock Introduced a resolution In the Pennsyl- Housa to-night indorsing the stand which Pr< sklent RoossveM has taken In regard to cor porations and giving Mm a vote of confluence. It was unanimously adopted. "GEORGE DENVER GUGGENHEIM." State Normal School Would Have Had a New Dormitory Had It Been a Girl. """" ; [I'y Telegraph la Th* Tribnne.J Penvor, April B.— Senator Simon Guggenheim, who Is in the East, telegraphed to a friend her* to-day: "Am glad to report Denver's population is In creased by the arrival to-day of George Denver Guggenheim." This Is the Senator's second child. Mrs. Guggen heim had promised ■ dormitory to the State Nor mal School If it were a girL , I a; • TO GUARD CARNEGIE GUESTS. One Hundred and Fifty Picked Police and Twenty-five Detectives Assigned. '.' • -* [By Teleirraph to The Tribune. ] Pittsburgh April Andrew Carnegie and his guests, foreign and American, will be protected? during the founder's day exercises at the Carnegie Institute by one hundred and fifty picked police and twenty-five detectives, under the command of Assistant Superintendent of Police Kennelly. Mr. Carnegie ami the visitors will be constantly guard ed. Ex-Congressman Henry K. Porter and John A Drsshsar. of ! the institute trustees, will go to New York to-morrow evening to bring Mr. Car negie and his party to this city. They will leave New York on Wednesday morning on the Pennsyl vania Railroad. DID NOT SEND MESSAGE TO SHERMAN Congressman Overstreet Says He Bid Hot Caution His Returning Colleague. lily Telegraph to The Tribune.] Indianapolis. April Congressman Overstreot. when asked this afternoon If he had sent a wireless message to Congressman Sherman, asking htm not to talk about 'the Rooeevelt-Harrlman episode, said emphatically that he had not. "I sent no such message." said Mr. Overstreet. "In fact, I did hot know that Mr. Sherman had returned." ..'.-<- THAW EV LAST JUTi'll DELMAS SUMMING IP. i Assails White Bitterly — Denounce* Hummel as Perjurer. Delphln M. Delmas, whose reputation as a 1 successful lawyer in defending criminal case in San Francisco caused his engagement as leader in the fight to save Harry K. Thsjr | from the electric chair, began the last part of j his task yesterday afternoon. The evidence was ' all in. Justice FltzGerald had confirmed the re port of the lunacy commission which found j Thaw sane enough to be tried for killing Stan ford White, and nothing remained except tha I summing up of Mr. Delmas for the defence. Dla- I trict Attorney Jerome for the- county and tha> '■ charge of the court to the jury. The proceedings in the courtroom in the morn ing had been exceedingly brief. In a perfunc tory wav Air. Jerome had objected to the eon i firmation of the commission's report on Thaw's , sanity, and had been promptly overruled. Dr. Allan McLane Hamilton, the alienist, whose tes i timony had directly brought about the appoint* ! ment of the lunacy commission, had been put on the stand by the defence and asked If he had visited Thaw in the Tombs. The District At torney's objection to the question was sustained. ■ and thereupon Mr. Delmas had announced, "The) defence rests." "The people rest." Mr. Jerome) I had chimed in. and an adjournment had been taken until 2 o'clock. The news that the California lawyer, whoso eloquence had been much talked of. would begin his address when court reconvened I brought a bis: mob to the Criminal Branch oZ i the Supreme Court. Seats were at a premium at 1:90 o'clock, and chairs were placed in all thf» aisles and wherever there was available space. Th Than' family were all In court, the 1 two Mrs. Thaws sitting next to each other, The prisoner came into court pallid and serious look ing, but forced a smile as he bowed to his rst« atives and took his seat. "NO APPEAL TO UNWRITTEN LAW." It was four minutes past 2 o'clock when Mr. Delmas began to speak. His first sentences were delivered in low tones and with much delibera tion. "I shall not appeal to any such shadowy. unsubstantial thing M the so-called unwritten law." he said; "but shall depend upon the law of the state, in which there is ample protection for this defendant." Then." protesting it was not his purpose toi speak of the dead, except so far as was neces sary to protect the rights of the living, he launched into a denunciation of the slain man. He did not mince matters, but painted the pic ture he wished to exhibit to the Jury in the darkest, most forbidding colors. His voice, which is that of ihe trained elocutionist, rose and, fell; now pleading pathetically as he appealed for the sympathy of the twelve men in the Jury box for the prisoner's wife; now vociferous as ho cried shame on the man he accused of her un doing. But, it was not only the dead man who was denounced. Upon Mrs. Holman. Evelyn Thaw's mother, and upon Hummel. Mr. Delmas heaped torrents of invective. "Oh. unnatural mother!" he cried, with hands raised above his head, as *• accused her of profiting iff >•» daughter's dis honor. Hummel, he accused of perjury. He dissected the testimony the convicted lawyer had given about the "affidavit" Evelyn Nesbit is said to have made to him and showed how he ha.l contmdicteii himself out of his own mouth. "An«l the learned prosecutor must have known he was perjuring himself, for the evidence of his perjury was before his official eyes." Mr. Delmas said. This accusation startled every one in tlie> courtroom. Mr. Jerome was not present to hear it. but he cannot fail to take notice of it when his turn comes to address the jury. With the excoriation of Hummel ended. Mr. Delma3 asked for an adjournment until this morning. He was hoarse and tired. He had only scratched the surface of the evidence, and. with th« exception of doing much to destroy whatever value Hummel's testimony might have, had. had apparently only begun. "While he had announced that his appeal for Justice for his client would rest on the law of the state. It had been devoted mainly to an effort to get sympathy for Thaw and his wife, the former of whom he described as an "angel sent to aid an unfortunate child." QUOTES JEROME. Mr. Delmas in beginning his summing 1 np> said, in quoting a statement Mr. Jerome had made during th» trial: "May it please your honor and you. gentle men of the jury, we have no more right. If the*, real facts wero known, to be here trying this* man than If it was absolutely prohibited hy statute.** Proceeding, he said: Had you heard these words from any luesponst ble person, lusts of having heard them from an official charged with a public duty: had you heard them from a man given to irresponsible talk, in stead of in this court of justice and solemnity; had, the occasion on which they were uttered been some. trivial discussion about an insi;mi3caat topic, in stead of where the discussion is one of life and death— words might not have filled you wtto. amazement. . _. It shall be my duty In a general way to Inform you of all the facts and to rehearse the salient points of the evidence. And in the performance of that task it is not Improper for me to state that 1 shall make no attempt to inflame your passion, no appeal to make your sympathy warp your judg- I shall rely on no such shadowy, unsubstantial thing as the supposed unwritten law. I shall base the fata of this defendant on tee law of this state. the law of the books, the statute law. Under this law the defendant finds ample protection for hia ' rights, for his life. • ! In the performance of my task it is my impera tive, unshunnable duty to speak of the dead. X shall not forget the respect which we owe to tne> dead. I also will not forget that It sometimes be comes necessary, because of the lights of the liv ing, to sp«ak of the dead. For th« widow who mourns and fcr the son who survives I have no •words to speak, except those of sympathy. Gladly would I suspend the Inexorable rule that the sins of the father shall descend to the children. This ended what might be called Mr. DelmasTs introduction. He paused for a moment sad plunged Into his main argument^ He said: Gentlemen, the. story you have listened to Is the story of two young persons whom Fate by in scrutable decree had destined to link together that they should walk through life together. It Is a story the saddest, most mournful and tragic which the tongue of man has ever uttered or the ear of man has ever heard in a court of justice. 1 will tell her story first. Counsel traced Evelyn Nesblt's history from the date of her birth on Christmas Eve, 1884. He told of the death of her father when ah* was ten years old, the family's subsequent pov erty, her career as artist's model in Philadel phia and New York and of her coins; oa the stage. Next he described her meeting with Stan ford White and recited the story she said .ah* told Thaw and which she save on the witness stand. • ■ C . DENOUNCES WHITE. Mr. Delmas had apparently forgotten Ids dis like to speak unkindly of the dead. He thun dered: What had he done? He had committed tss> foulest, blackest, most cowardly crime which eaa DEWEVB *<BRUT CUVEE" CHAMPAGNE. ■ Its Quality. Sparkle and Primes are Superb. H. T. Dewey & Sons Co.. 133 Efclton Sl, N.w Tort ■ — (AArt.