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\ ov - LXVII N° 22.(M>5.
Sachems Believe Hearst Is Preparing
for Fight This Foil.
William K. Hearst** revamped declaration of
war against the old parties pent ■ cold chill
through Tammany Hall yesterday. His Jeffer
son Day '•mer s]^e. )i -it th« Hotel Savoy on
Saturday nipht is accepted hy Charles F. Mur
phy as a declaration of- hostility against the
Tammany organization in its present condition.
As a result of Mr. Hearst's attitude toward
the Tammany machine, th«» Tammany sachems
to-night will discuss the advisability of with
drawing support of th€ Recount bill at Albany.
Mr. H>:ir.'-!'s lieutenants all along the line
Jiftve received instructions to keep things ship
shape hi their district organisations for a fisht
jjfXt fall fT all local officos. Mr. Hearst is de
termined to make a showing In this city nest
ft!! that will convince the upstage Democrats
that he Is dominant 1". the state committee.
He is going to nominate candidates In every
Assembly and Idennanlc district and for every
efice thai is -° ■• fiile-1 next fa!!. While this
Ik supposed to be an off year in politics, it la
the kind of year that suits the Hearst men.
Tammany is short of funds, and the Repub
licans are not enthusiastic. The Hearst ma
chine has plenty of money and Mr. Hearst is
determined to make a showing at the poll* that
will i, an object lesson to th« Democrats
throughout the country. He is particularly anx
ious to recoup the prestip* !c,st by the defeat of
Dunne In Chicago, and the present plan is to
came an Independent ticket and avoid -alliances
•with Tammany Hall.
•While there is neither a Mayor nor a Governor
to be elected next fall, there are enough other of
fices to fill to afford a test of strength at the
County tickets will be elected in all four
counties of the city. In New York County there
Till be a County Clerk. Sheriff and Register. AU«o
1n this county there will have to be elected a
ftyccosFor to Recorder McAvoy. who was ap
pointed by the Board of Aldermen to fill the
vacancy caused by the promotion of Recorder
Goff to the Fupreme Court bench. A successor
vill aleo have to be elected to Justice Bruce.
If Justice Levcntritt should resign, as seems
prohiible. there will be two vacant places on the
bench besides the irdershfp. Three city court
justices will be elected this fall to succeed US.
tices McCarthy. O'Dwyer and Ihams, and
three or four municipal court justices.
In Kings County, or rather i:i the 2d Judicial
District, two Supreme Court justices 10 succeed
Justices Dike and Fawectt. will be fleeted, as
well as a District Attorney. Register. County
Clerk. Sheriff «»nd two coroners.
There ate county offices t<. bo filled also in
Queens and Richmond. Politicians know per
fectly well that these county offices are rich
with patronage. There will be a stiff battle for
the places. Murphy's coalition with Hearst last
y*>ar was made at an exigency in his career as
leader. He wanted t«» punish SlcCleUan and
elect his local ticket. He elected his local ticket.
but Modellan was not dislodged from the City
' Hall, as he would have been if Hears* had been
chosen Governor. Murphy's pleads have made
him believe that he i?: a great political genera!
waft -that he «ntirely outwitted Hearst. Mr.
Hearst is guinjr to try to show him next fall
that the Murphy machine wiib Hearst against
it is t'W weak to elect its county feet
2lr. Murphy is expecting a fusillade any day
from the Hear?t papers] The Tammany chief
tain has accepted an invitation to the Bryan
dinner in Brooklyn to-morrow night. Doubtless
the Burst men will make the most of his pres
ence there.
Driver and 7'vo Women Hurt — Po-
men Dragged by Horses.
In n eolllyion between a northbound Third
avenue <ar and a carriage. »t Jilst s=tre«-t last
eight, the driver/two women and two policemen
«f the East 35th street elation were injured,
two po severely that they were taken to Beilevu •
Hospital. Tho carriage was wrecked and many
windows In th« <ar were broken.
David Sherry, employed as coachman by M ' *.
Farah CujiniT^liani, of No. MV Bast .'J«;th street.
took his sister and another woman out for a
rifle in Mrs. Cunningham's carriage.
A 9 Sherry started to cross Third avenue, he
did not sea the car, and before the motorraan
could Ftoj> it, the trolley crashed into the oar
riage and drove 5t up against an elevated pillar.
Patrohnan Hublng caught the liors.--. which
fca<s fre«-fl themselves from the wreckage. He
was pulled for Borne distance, when the animals
•werved against an elevated T«il!;'r and he was
compelled to Jet go. lisa horses ran a block fur
ther. where they were caught by Patrolman
Schiffer, who was dragged for some distance
and painfully hurt.
The two women were unconscious, and were
taken to a iiearby drug atore. Fherry and his
rister were taken to BeHenie. The policemen
had their Injuries dressed by the ambulance
Death Caused by Shock of Electricity, Says
. Medical Examiner.
Marlboro, Mass.. April 14.— Medical Kxamlner
E. O. Hoytt decided to-day that a shock of
electricity caused the death of Ma* Anna W.
Greenwood, who was found dead last evening
aittJnc beside a telephone instrument at her
home. Contact made by the young woman's
kody with telephone and «-lectric light circuits
as she was in the act of taking up the telephone,
reiver and turning an electric light switch. Is
believed to have brought about the accident.
The medical examiner said that he did not al
lege negligence on the part of either the tele
phone or electric light companies, but that the
happening was an unfortunate one, the re»pon
*lb!lity for which had not been fixed. An au
topsy will be held to-morrow.
(Br Telecnpb to Tbe Tribune. 1
Binghatnton. N. V.. April It— President Under
•oo« of th« Erie Railroad has formally announced
th» removal of the big car shops from Busque
&&!>na. Peon., to this city, the transfer to be ac
eosipiubod in the near future. The present plant
la valued at over t1.000,000 and employs an army of
Workmen. The change to this city will mean the
•option here of a division terminal. It will also
winj to New York State property now paying
Pennsylvania taxes of 1 10.M& a year.
(Bj T«legrapta to The Trtbun*. )
Dover, Del.. April 14.— What may prove to be an
Important clew In the Marvin kidnapping case d«-
v *iop*a here to-night, when It was learned that
l>r. Horace X. Marvin, father of the missing boy,
ImA r«-»,vfi a niMitc* from Bridgeport, Conn.,
tiprnA "i>«xejr A. Darling." It read:
* 'Got ton and abductors nearly in trap. Send de
t»ctjvi*» vi."
T*« JBrluseport authorities were informed %nd
wksfl to follow up the clew. Darling la a Boston
£KMd*a, was. with two other detectives. Is at
*or* oa thsc&s*.
To-rta.r. fair.
To-morrow, fair and trarmrr; irr»t winds.
He and Senator Carter Going to the
White House To-day. -
f From The Tribune Bureau. 1
Washington. April 14.— President Eliot of
Harvard University was a guest at the "vVhite.
House to-day, having come to Washington at
th« President's Invitation. He dined at the
White House. .'. -id left here for New York on a
late train.
The President has been vised that Senators
Penros« and «'arter will call on him on Tuesday
morning. They will come to Washington on the
business of the Postal Commission, of which the
Senator from Pennsylvania is chairman and
Senator Carter one of the most active mem
ber?. This will be Senator Penrose's first call
at the White House since he learned that the
President knew «if his part In trie famous con
spiracy which he disclosed at the dinner given
by Senator Bourne, of Oregon, the week after
Congress adjourned.
Of course. Senator Penrose ha«: already done
all he could to make his peace at tlie White
House. He first gave mil a statement denying
the existence of any conspiracy and avowing
his loyalty to this President, and then sent a
friend to the White House to ascertain if his
avowal was satisfactory' Secretary Loeb jok
ingly told the emissary of the Senator that Mr.
Penran had avowed his p-ist and present loyalty
to the President. but had said nothing ns to the
futur-. whereupon Mr. Penrose telephoned to his
friend, from Philadelphia, a more complete
statement, avowing his loyally In the. past and
present, and promising to uphold the President ■
policies, whatever they might be. In the future,
and requested that this statement be furnished
to the Tribune Bureau. The revised statement
appeared In these dispatches on the following
day. bo that the Pennsylvania Senator doubtless
expects a cordial reception at the White House.
Attorney General Bonaparte Secretary Qar-
Held, Post ■ 'General Meyer. Justice Holmes,
Justice Moody, Chief Forester Pinchot and Mr.
I.eupp were guests at an informal dinner at the
White House to-night.
Organization Which Objects to President's
Appointments Active in State.
[By T»]«>KTnrti to Th» T II m»-1
ntn. Ga.. April 14.— Opponents of Prrs;
der.t i' 1 mong the Republicans of Geor
gia are moving to rapture thr p;irty organiza*
;!■ n and !■■ 'ion to
.■ publican National Convention nest year.
It is s-ai.i that this movement is In the Interest
of Senator Foraker.
The movement is backed by the Georgia Re
publican State League, which la largely made
up of negro Republicans. The league is using
as ammunition the fact that the President has
appointed many Democrats to federal nffica in
Georgia and has ignored Republican applicants.
The league also alleges that many of the, ap
pointees who call themselves Republicans art
really Democrats, and on all state issues work
with the Democrats. The league la sending out
circulars through the state to all Republicans,
attacking Roosevelt appointees and calling on
the "faithful" to take charge of the party.
big viTTsmm; payroll.
Employes There Earn $350,000,000
o Year Product, 5.51,000,000 Tons.
[B -' '
in. The mim ■ f 1350.000. J
In paid annually to the of the
<i :^;ri'-\ an average of more than
■ • .ry working day In the year.
.uid other facts showing the prosperity of
Pittfburg are contained in a report Jusl
■ the direction of I le Chamber of
c Commerce.
A majority of these wage earners Are em
29 manufacturing plants of the
'. in these mi ! !s there are now em
and their
• ■il at "lOl.OOO.Miiii TiPii« a
year. It requires 3.500.000 fr< i«jhi cars ;> rear
to transport the products of the Plttsburg dis
trict. Tin- railroads last year carried 113,000,000
net tons of freight, and the steamboats •.<
tons, a '■ Lai <>f 122.000.000 tons. The coal
product of the district was M.000.000 tona
the steel product. 5.600,000 tni^s. Nearly 7.
of petroleum were ;.i»o produced, while
about 760.000 tons of steel r.iiis were manufact
ured here. The blast furnaces of the district
: nit 5,410,000 tons of in.ti in IMA In
the st.-ci car plants 47.500 men constructed
gfl.OM cars duritiK the year. usliir 1,000,000 tons
of stoi 1.
Jumps Track When Train Parts — Both
Going Slowly — No One Hurt.
r on ■ northbound freight train Jumped
the tra.k just south of the Soakers station last
jiight. and ran into the ensrin" of a southbound
Albany .-xi«r«-ps. Both trains wore roljir slowly.
SO th< only damage done was to the freight
Traffic on the northbound track was lied up for
nearly i\\<. hours, while the southbound track
was ij|o<k«<* for one hour.
The express had Just started from the station
when the car hit it. The freight parted, and one
car Jumped over onto the southbound track.
The passengers on the express were shaken up
a bit, but no one was injured. No effort was
made by the railroad men to clear the tracks
until orders had been received from the Grand
Central Station. The express engine brought the
train to this city.
[ By T>!eirra.ph to The Tribune. ]
Milwaukee. April 14.— suicide department
lately opened by the Salvation Army is not th •
success in Milwaukee that was anticipated, al
though Milwaukee has the largest number of sui
cides per capita of any city in America. The pub
licity given to the applicants seems to scare them
away. Although names of the would-be suicides
are not riven out. nevertheless the descriptions
have been so complete that men and women have
feared their identity would be revealed.
nay Telegraph to The Tribune.)
Wilmington. Del.. April 14.— Miss Maude Leontlne
Morrison, daughter of Captain Theophilus W. Mor
rison. U. S. A., who was killed at San Juan, ar
rived' here to-night from Pasadena. Cal.. to name
a new steel government steamer after her father.
Th* vessel which will be used in New York Har
bor by the quartermaster-* department of the
army Tb« launched from the shipyard of the
Pusey & Jones Company on Wednesday.
Geneva. April 14.— A .referendum in the canton of
Geneva has ratified the law prohibiting; the sale of
absintho by a vote of 7.841 to 7.08 L The vote will
act as a. great encouragement to the anti-absinthe
movement, and the extension of the law throughout
th» whole federation now appears to be certain.
With AT. Founded UO. Tel. 4MAW Chalsaa.*.
AdvC „
Attempts to Enter Homes in '>ith
Street, Near Fifth Avenue.
A burglar scare In th« block in .'•>ih sf.>»t.
hAtv.pp,, pffth and Sixth avenues, where .)'>lin
'.». Rockefeller, jr., and Senator Depew live,
caused considerable excltenwnt for several hours
.lust after midnight nn Saturda> nighi The
police of the i.; HSt ,M S , Ktreet station t..1«l yester
day how many attempts had been made by
sneak thieve- to enter the homes In 'his block.
The first Intimation that thieves had carried
off Jewelry valued a 1 17,000 from the home of
Dr. ?! Allen Starr, who Is » professor ai <"<>li:!'.i
bia University, at No. '. West 54th Btreet. «vaa
given by the police yesterday. The robbery
occurred several days ago
The police say attempts have been made to
enter the following homes: Dr. Allan M. Thom
as, No. SS West f.4»h street; Dr. Walter B.
.lames. Nn. 17 West 64th street: .Mrs. J. T. Wil
letts n... w West :.4th street: General .N. • :.
McCook, No, 33 West :.4th street; the Rev Wil
ton Merle Smith. No. l' 9 West B4th street, and
Mrs. j. n. Wolff, No. SI West „4th street.
since the $7,000 robbery became known among
ill. residents they have paid particular atten
tion t<> skylights and to locking windows. :is it
was said tin- ti;>ef who robbed Dr. Starr's home
tfot in through a skylight.
A second attempt was made ear!-, yesterday,
morning to enter th.- home of Dr. Allan M-
Thomas, ;it No. .■;."> West Mth streel The police
received a < ill through Police Headquarters to
send around policemen. Sergeant Raynor seni
Roundsman Hallahan and ten pollcenn n to the
scene. The entire block was surrounded.
Detectives Beron and Baer went to the physi
cian's home and found I >r. Thomas and his
butler both armed with revolver?.
One of the servants told 'he police she was
awakened by her window being slowly opened.
She said shr saw a man swing himself In from
a rope ladder hung from the rear roof. The
man held a small electric lamp In his hand, and
when he saw the Kirl she alleges he said:
■[f you make the ulighteft noise I shall kill
Hearing a noise below stairs, the *;>r! says, the
man got out on the window ledge, climbed up
the ladder and disappeared. Then she locked
the windows and gave the alarm.
A search ■■! the entln block failed to dis
close the presence ..f any burglar. The police
theory la thai the burglar, who uses a rope
I passes from one roof to another
over the connected houses, lives In i
Sixth avenue.
t •
Smash-up on the Texas £ Pacific
I Mid to Them.
Alexandria, I .a., April VI. — Three men were
killed and one was probably fatally Injured In
a smash-tip that is believed to have been the
work of train wreckers at Cheney v Hie. thirty
miles southeast of here, on the Texas & Pacific
Railroad early this morning A westbound pas
senger train plunged into an open switch while
running at a high rate of speed. Th« wreckage.
Taught flic and the* mail «/,r. I.;i«gtt«e and ex
press car and two passenger coach** were
burned. .
Ati Investigation showed that the
had been broken, the switch turned
■ ■ ■ • • away. A 1
1^ n,,\v being made by the railroad ofllclals.
Heavy Loss of Life — Macedonia
Also in Xeed of Relief.
Constantinople, April -Continuous heavy
rains have caused the rivers to overflow, caus
ing floods In Macedonia and Asia Minor. The
plains of Brusa. Adabazar. Kutahla Aidin and
almost all the villages are submerged, an i there
has been heavy loss or life and destruction of
cattle and property. Coming after the severe
'winter, the floods have entailed acute distress,
and the Interruption of railway traffic renders
relief difficult. **
) — ==* •
Great Attendance of Socialists at Burial of
Herr Aver in Rerlin.
Berlin, April M The funeral of Herr Aver.
member of the Reichstag, who died last Wednes
day. Brag held to-day, and wan an Imposing
demonstration. Fift> thousand Socialists, in
cludlPg members <>f the Reichstag, attended the
ceremonies. Herr Bebei, the Socialist leader In
the lower house, and others made addresses at
the grave.
Cases of Porcelain Held Up at New York —
Appeal to Appraisers.
Limoges, April 1 I. -Work hi the porcelain in
dustry ut this place is almost at ;i standstill,
and several hundred men are <>vi of employ
ment, because of the holding up <>f consignments
by the United States customs officers ai Sew
York as the result Of a dispute. There are now
from three hundred to four hundred cases of
porcelain, exported by the Haviland, Martin
and <;uerin companies, lying a( N>-v York.
The manufacturers said that the trouble re
sulted from a report of a United Stales Treas
ury agent t.i the effect that th<- goods were
lieing sold cheaper In the United States than in
Europe. They have furnished statements to the
I'nitfd States Consul al Limoges, and appealed
from the examiners to the Hoard of Appraisers.
Meanwhile, there is a deadlock over the dispute,
and it is feared additional workmen will be
turned off i>endiitK a settlement.
French Correspondent Reports Violation of
Algeciras Agreement.
Paris. April H.— The correspondent at Tangier
of the •Temps" says that the Moroccan foreign
board has awarded a contract for a public drain
age system at Tangier, and a sea embankment
to a German firm, which bid $180,000, although
treating directly with a private firm In the mat
ter of a public utility is in violation of the
Algeciras agreement.
[By TelegT»ph to Th« Tribune.)
Gloucester, Mass.. April 14.—Manchester-by-tho
6ea promises to be the scene of an interesting
swimming contest this summer, when America.
represented by Miss Eleanors, Sears, and Russia, by
Baroness Elisabeth Rosen, daughter of Baron
Rosen, the Russian Ambassador, will battle for
supremacy. The baroness is an ardent young
sportswoman, and In every contest in which she
has entered la the past she has proved her ability
against all comers. M;«» a««u-« l» *-»o noted as &
long distance swimmer.
Partner and Italian Fatally Wound
ed in Washington Square.
Shot down before scores of women and chil
dren in Washington Square late yesterday after
noon, one patrolman is dead, while another and
an Italian are dying In St. Vtocent's Hospital.
Both patrolmen were men wltn splendid records.
Of the two Italian* whe started »h*» shooting
one is a badly battered prisoner, taken and held
i>y the dying patrolman, George M. SecsJer, one
of Captain Mylea O'Reilly's plainclotbea men
jit ihe Mercer street -.mtior.
Patrolman Alfred Seßlck another one of
O'Reilly's plainclothea men. is rot expected to
last th* morning out In St. Vincent's Hospital,
while the injured Italian, Carlo Vincencio. is in
even worse shape ?eck!er died soon after he
.<■''■••. i th* hospital
(Suffering exquisite agon) as he was placed i
the operating table. Srckler was told that his
chance of ||f» vvas less than <<ne in a thousand.
His only answer «as to ask for his wife and
five wofk ■ old daughter. Captain Bugher.
the Second [<einit> Police Commissioner, was
at Headquarters, and learned of his request. He
Imnv <!iat.-'v gent hia automobile to meet Mrs.
Seckte al th« Manhattan end of the Brooklyn
Bridge. They reached hia bedside just before
he died, % t hanks to Captain Bugher's thought.
The tragedy grew out j<>f the nasty temper of
two recently imported Italians. According to
th<-- stories of all witnesses, and they all agree.
two brothers, Sal va tore and John Governale. re
cently ovei from Palermo had gone Into a pub
lic comfort station in Washington Square Park,
about one hundred feel from the Garibaidl
sratu.- As the Qovernales rame out two young
"Americanized" Italians entered, one. hrushins
roughly against John Qovernale. John turnel
on him with a remark that brought l»'th men
»ws. When the Governalea ran oui to the
park Balvatore stopped a i>o>it fifteen paces away.
When Carlo Vincencio and Paul Vortano.
the two young •American" Italians, came out.
Balvatore fired three shots at Vlncenslo in rapid
-ion All three shots Struck Vincenico in
or near the groii.. Me fell, and th" GOTernale
brothers ftv 1 toward Thompson street.
When the firing began panic took hold of th«
•severai hundred men. women and children in the
park Crossing the pnrk at this time was
• John F Pbgarty and Patrol-
Thomas Ryan, both of whom started for
i),. tie 'ing ;<'-•■'■
Standing In 3d street near Sullivan street
when the three shots were fired, were Patrolmen
Selliek and Se< kler, in plain clothe*, doing
special duty. They heard the shots Bred, and
ran around Into Thompson street to get to the
park i<i<>r*> quickly than by way of Sullivan
street. As they entered Thompson street they
raw the two Governale brothers runnlnK toward
them, followed by Fogafty. whom they knew,
and by Ryan. The brothers separated, coming
In opposite dlrf" [ ■: -
There Is a tenement house at No*. '-■'*> and 232
Thomp*on street, to which SaWatore. with the
instinct of the East aider, ned for refuge. As
they Jumped up the steps, " find the door
lncked. [Mo* "arid" Seckler were scarcely- ten
paces away when the Italians turned at bay.
Only two shots were left to Salvatore when
s.lllik. six fool tall and powerful, closed in
„n him, Ignoring th« levelled revolver. Salra
tore shot quickly at point blank range. The
bqllet hit SelHck just owr the heart, ami he
toppled over half senseless on the stoop.
Seckler. true to the tradition of the force.
with : ■!>■ his pocket billy, stepped across his
comrade's body to get the last bullet through
the abdomen. Torn by the bullet and suffering
excruciating: pain, he closed In on Salvatbre.
Crazed with pain and enraged at the fall of
his "running mate." Seckler beat Salvatore over
the head with his billy. The Italian wilted
under th« Mows of the dying man. and when
Fojjarty dropped on him, the powerful bands
it the detective sergeant throttling his throat,
Salvatore fell half insensible alongside Selllck.
■ Selliik. roused for the? moment by the strug
gle, writhed about on the stoop until he fell
to the street, where Seckler, seeing Fogarty
held the murderer, dropped across his body.
John Oovernale disappeared entirely. His
brother, handcuffed to Fogarty and threatened
by a bowling mob, was taken to the Mercer
street station, cringing and begging for mercy.
At the station he was charged temporarily with
felonious assault, which later was changed to
Acting Police Commissioner Arthur J. < ►'KeeftTe
rushed to the hospital to sec the wound..
as noon as be learned of the shooting. He stayed
there several horns, until Patrolman Seckler
died, and when h i> came away he could no! say
too much In praise of their bravery or of his
regret that it had resulted as it had.
■•| came here to show the men In the de
partment." he sai.i. thai when the* are in
trouble, particularly In this :-;.il way, their
superior officers feel lor them and desire t"
help them as far as it is possible for the ot!i
,-i;,ls to i i any assistance Despite public or
other criticisms, there are many heroes :;> th<-
Pollce Department*. I do n<>t need to illustrate
my statement."
Alfred Sellick was appointed to the police
lone on March - s . IBUB. ll" was assigned to
duty in the Mercer street station, where be has
continued on duty ever since, lie received hon
orable mention foi saving several lives in a Ore
at Madison and Monroe streets while ..ft" duty
seven years ago. Belltyk was sh.it by an Insane
man In West I3th streel on December >>. when
he was laid up for several weeks. II- is the
s'.t: of a policeman.
Qeorge M. Seckler was appointed a policeman
on May l'». 1905, and after a few weeks In tin
oak stn-et precinct. u«:,t to the Mercer streel
station, where. In plain clothes for six or seven
years be, with Detective Reich, has beeu th.
cause <>r great difficulty to ih- poolt "
m. -nt In the precinct Captains Hodglns,
Stephenson and O'Reilly nave all commended
Seckler for his excellent work in the depart
ment. Beckler and his old partner, Reich, were
known as "th* 1 poolroom terrors," oft»-n raiding
poolrooms slnglehanded.
in the station house Uovernale admitted to
Deputy Assistant l>i.-tri>t Attorney Manley that
he had shot the three men. He said that the
Vlncenicos had Insulted his brother, and that be
believed the two patrolmen, who were fan plain
clothes, to be their friends.
IHy TvlegTaph to The Tribunal
Philadelphia. April 14.— Claiming distant relation
ship to Russell Sage. Miss Mary A. Hagemao,
seventy-one years old. an old pretzel and candy
vender, who sells to the children In one of the
public schools of the city, will ask Mrs. Sage to
give her enough money to get her admitted to
some home for aged persons. She alleges that Milo
Sage, a cousin of Russell Sage, married her aunt.
Havana. April 14.— Private Harry C. Collins.
11th Cavalry, Was killed thla afternoon by being
thrown, from his hosa*
Heavy Earthquake Cracks Houses —
Electric Lights Put Out.
City of Mexico. April 14.— An earthquake last
ing four and a half minutes startled this city
tonight. The earth rocked in a long, swinging
Clocks in th»> city stopped at 11:. (Mexican
time, which is ."Hi minutes slower than American
time), and the perceptible motion of the earth
ceased at 11:381-2 Telegraph wires wan put
out of commission, and for a short time the city
v as in darkness. owing to the failure of the elec
tric lights. One wall of the Associated Press's
office was cracked from floor to ceiling.
The asphalt on a paved corner on Cinco de
Mayo street, one of the principal business
streets, was cracked open for a distance of ten
yard?. The shock is raid to be the heaviest in
years. People are thronging the streets, many
having fled from their bouses and dwellings in
their nightrobes.
Governor Winthrop and Other Offi
cials Welcome Secretary.
San Juan. P. R., April 14.— Secretary Taft and
his party arrived here at noon to-day on board
the Mayflower. Governor Winthrop and Secre
tary Post went aboard to greet Mr. Taft. The
yacht was taken to the naval station landing.
where it was met by the naval officers here.
Secretary Taft was escorted by a battalion of
marines to the city entrance, where Lieutenant
Colonel Bailey, of the Porto Rican Regiment,
and staff awaited him. Under escort of th"
regiment the Secretary, who was in .1 carriage
with Governor Winthrop. was driven to the
palace, where from the balcony, he reviewed the
troops. After the review an informal reception
was held and prominent citizens and journalists
called on the Secretary.
Mr. Taft is the sixth Cabinet officer to visit
the Island since it was occupied by the Ameri
cans. Messrs. Alger, Payne. Moody. Root and
Me tea If having preceded him.
The announcement that the Mayflower had
been sighted was the signal for the gathering of
hundreds r >f persons, and soon the streets sur
rounding the naval station were filled.
Among Porto Mania Secretary Taft Is the
best known public man in the fnlted States e»
cept President Roosevelt V.p\ns; Sunday, th*
reception was unostentatious, thovsjh cordial.
Skylarking Messenger Falls Between
Car and Wai! of Shaft.
Caught in a freight elevator near the fifth
floor of the Victoria Hotel early last night, while
skylarking, Joseph Mwilssay. a hotel messenger.
was killed. The heavy machine lifted his l>.>iv
several feel in the air, and then dropped it town
the shaft to the ha isms nt The runner of the
elevator. Joseph K. JaHadian. nineteen year*
o!.'. of No. 135 East l'7th stret-t. was iocked up
on a technical charge of homicide In the Tender
loin station. Moiilssay. who was sixteen yean
old, lived at No. 14»V» West ."Ulth street.
Fruit and Vegetable* Killed All Over
the State.
Birmingham, Ahv, April M I
general throughout Northern Alabama tonßay.
:u Huntsville say then i I
that all vegetables, early stl I much
of th<- fruit were killed.
The thermometer registered "JT degrees in r>e
catnr. and all grapes were ki!it>! iti that sec
In Birmingham t!;>* frost was ere*
seen here in midwinter.
Four itaHans Assail Men in " L"
Train Pint. Say Police.
Following an argument with Italians early
this morning on an "I." train, oh the Third ave
nue tin ■. at 143 d streel and Third avenue. E
Heldman, of No. US West 35th street, was pr-'h
ably fatally stabbed, the knife penetratln
ri«h! lunjj. and Jacob Theis, of No. ti^ wmi*
le, was stabbed In the liver. Both men
were taken t» the Lebanon Hospital where it
was said That their condition was serious <>ii •
Italian out of four who took part in the stab
bing was arrested anil lucked up in the A.
'. Tuit- station.
The stabbing was premeditated, the police
Physician. Seventh in Month To Be Stricken.
Kept at Work Some Time.
Dr. Homer T. Day, who f.>r the, last six weeks
has been assisting Dr. James P. Hunt, in charge
of the outside division at Belle vue, better known
as the isolating ward, was removed yesterday to
the Miriturn Hospital, at East icth street, suf
fering from ■cartel fever.
I>r. Day had been complaining of chills and
lever for tii«- la.~t week or more, it v. :ts leaintd.
and went aboul the institution with all t!u>
symptoms of a sick m n. Despite this, however.
! •• kept on wilh his work until he was forced to
»Mve up. Nothing definite rouM be learned as to
bow he contracted the disease, li hi beneved,
however, iliat ne got it from s.-me patient
Dr. Day came :r.>m California in January. Ba
is the seventh physician within a munth nbo
has been taken from ReUevue t>> Minturn Hi;y
pital suffcrinK froni coatagtooa dtaeaaesk
Pittsburgh April M.— Robert m. Craw, :;.
nephew of H. C McaTMoway. president pf the
Union Trust Company, .if this city, who shot
himself in tho abdomen while in a !><»x watching
a performance at a l«x-al theatre last Wednes
day afternoon, died In a hospital to-day. Crow
whs twenty-three years old and a member of a
prominent family.
Malta. Mont.. April Word has Just been re
ceived of the hold-up of a stage.* presumably by
the "Kid" Curry gang, and the stealing of $3,UUO.
[By Telegraph to Th* Tribunal < .
St. Louis. April 14.— Albert B. Lambert, president
of the St. Louis Aero Club, who arrived In New
York from Paris this morning, is hastening home
to qualify for the City Council. Ho will lose his
■eat if he ' fails to qualify to-morrow. He was
elected, while, abroad, and at onco informed ■by
cat ••. . '
Bishop Potter Calls His Sermon
"Drippings of Eloquence."
Tht» Peace Congress was opened before a
croml that packed Carnegie Hall last night.
Speeches were ssasis by Rabbi Hirsch and Bishop
Potter. an«l an address, by Archbishop Farley
was read by Monsignor Laveile. ilanr members
of the eonjrress spoke at religious ra«*ting» <lur
ing the day. -
In the afternoon the Rev. Dr. Morgan Dfct
said war was. necessary, and decried the pur*
poses of the promoters of the congress in a wet'
mon to the Loyal Legion.
At the congress Bishop Potter referred sar
castically to Dr. Dixs sermon, and called] 1:
"the drippings of eloquence."
Mr. Carnegie Prevented from Pre*
siding by Delay to Train.
The first national arbitration and peace eon*
gress was ushered in at Carnegie. Hall last
night with a choral service by the Oratorio So
ciety of New York, and addresses by Rabbi
Evnil O. Hirsch. of Chicago; Archbishop John M.
Farley and Bishop Potter. On the platform and
in the boxes were many of the prominent men,
of this and other nations, who have come as
delegates. Some of them hail spoken at peaco
services and at meetings earlier in the day.
Rabbi Hirsch, whose subject -was '"The Ad
vent of the Plough." said it was most often
materialism that unleashed the dogs of war. Ha
intimated! that the interest taken in our way
with Spain in "some quarters was in the islands
that it brought to us, v.here railroads, financed
in New York, could be built. "Our President."*
said the rabbi, "has said: 'Speak softly and.
carry the bis stick.' but the 'big stick* Is dan
gerous, for some time we may go too far. Pis
tols in the pocket have caused mow murders
than anything else. So the bfe: stick may get
our nation into, unpleasant disputes."
Dr. Frank Damrosch. as musical director, had
arranged a splendid musical programme, in
cluding the Hallelujah Chorus from "The Mes
siah" and the "Chorus of Messengers of Peace"
from "Rienzi," by Wagner.
The hall was beautifully and appropriate?
decorated. Th? bach of the stage was draped
with white cloth, bespangled with silver stars
and edged with gilt fringe. Out from the whit©
background blazed the word "Peace," formed by
incandescent globes of frosted glass. Under this
were two peace ensigns of the United States,
over which hung white streamers, bearing th?
legend: "Peace to AH Nations." On either side
were United States coats at arms, surmounted:
by golden eagles.
The fronts at the first and second tier balconies
were draped hi the same way as the back of
the platform. Flags and ensigns of the various
nations hung over the drapery. The two gal
leries above were draped with American flags.
In these Rags at intervals appeared circular
pieces of purple cloth, bearing the names of mr.n
known in history as advocates of peace. Among
the names were Sumner. ■;];. dianntna;
Worcester. Kant, Orotius. Cobden and Victor
From the speakers' platform hung a white
banner on which were sewed a number of small
flags, and which bore the inscription: "Peace
Xn?igna of the United Nations. Parliament of
Men." It has been hung before in meeting' *>f
peace advocates.
Carnegie Hall was filled before the meeting
be^an s^nd late comers were directed to th»
Broadway Tabernacle ana te Calvary Baptist
Ctvorcb. where overflow meetings were held.
Andrew Carnegie, president ■'" th» congres.<».
was to have presided, but his train from Pitts
burg was late, and when he reached th» hall h»
quietly entered i box in th« first tier. Bishop
Potter, in taking his place, said: "Mr. Car
negie as to have presided at this meeting, but
whether he has forgotten it or is lost. I don't
know." Then he sold: "Father Lave!!* and I
were equally shocked the o.t!ier day to see a,
list of Pittsburgh twenty-eight righteous men.
which, while it contained Mr. Carnegie's name.
had neither his Bishop nor mine."
The Rev. Dr. Charles F. Jefferson, of th»
Broadway Tabernacle! led i:'. the responsiv**
reading of appropriate selections from th* Old
Testament Scriptures, beginning: "God reign
eth over the nations: He hath prepared Hi*
throne for judgment."
The first address was delivered by Rabbi
Hirsch. He said that the advent of the plough,
was forcing war into the background, and that
toilers were coming to understand the fallacies
which caused war. Ho added in part:
That old f;ible toM of the Titan parent devour
in*; hi - own oftspriiiiT. lr» inverted -'luonce we
know to be th« fate of war. The children of war
devour their progenitor. Every d««tc« and every
Invention which the warlike spirit Baa cradled
have- contributed to hold war Usolf in greater re
straint. Old srrar» Iron are the proud floating fort
r^ss^s constructed only a deeadfl ago. The Dread
l.mißhts of to-day will be regarded as puerll* toys
to-morrow. They have filled torpedo and projectfl*
with explosives of terrible, potentialities of havoc.
Armors are pierced with :i« Rreat e:ise as thought
tl!»\v were filud! together of paper. But. while ship
yards are u-.-miiiß with thousands of tollers intent on
forging thf steel ramparts r>f the treacherous* deep.
from th»* »;ut-'t laboratory of an experimenter ema
nates the fuse that reduces turrets and steel
culr.isi to Impotent makeshift. Mercenaries ustMi
to b.> the sons f>f war. loiter only a small percent
aß( . of the people, under command of professional
BohSers, wen drafted into the service. Now war
rails to amis tbe whole nat'on. And this very fact
puts powerful brakes on the car of Juggernaut.
"Prepare for war if thou desire peace."
hope IN COMING <•:■■ PLOUGH.
Our hope is founded in the ;>.<lvent of the plough.
By a v-iv ci -t!y and circuitous route the swoni
has be. ti turned into a ploughshare even as It Is
now Gunnwtal had to be returned ti> industry, for
in many cases and in an experience ever repeated.
when employed f"«" war's purpose it was. scarcely
moulded, detected to be insuitlcient. for a rival
•cron the frontier had discovered a more power
ful engine which the day after agate had to bo
abandoned btvaww another had hit upon a still
quicker process. We would come to the plough by
a more direct and less wasteful road. Yea, the
plough has arrived.
The pious confers* moral -'n>rs as rich a*
ever were th^se imputed to war. Dasa Industry
try in. us souls less .searehinsly than does war?
Will we lapse into hopeless materialism if we are
spared the periodical crises that urge sacrifice of
one for the larger pood of others and many? Th»
complexity of modern life consecrated to the de
velopment >■■ man nnd the resources of his horn*
is such that heroism, altruism, si iIbXiSl high
resolve and strenuous effort are conditions of self
maintenance. Constructive co-operation in all
those things that make for the humanizing of men
dispenses strength as robust and virility as elastlo
as. ever «litl destructive warfare.
Bishop Potter spoke briefly, as he had to *:>
to the overflow meetings. In opening he re
ferred to the sermon in defence of war delivered
by the Rev. Dr. Dix. which is printed elsewhere)
In The Tribune. "To-day I heard a sermon in
the interest of war from a man of my own
communion." he said. "I had the pleasure of
sitting under the drippings of an eloquence la
which your purpose and mine in holding theoa
that mafia the highball — "***t A '-'

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