Newspaper Page Text
V ol ~ LXVII X° 22.072.
.BRYAN TALKS TOO MUCH COL. 11 ATTURSOX'S VIEWS. ,: r :. i Xebraskan Is Democracy's Only Candidate at Present. Colonel Henry Wattrrson. editor ■■' * "The Louisville ("..uriPr-Jourri.il." returned yesterday vr the steamship Amerika, after a four months' holiday, with extremely pessimistic views about the future of the Democratic party. "Do I think there is a chance for the Demo cratic party at the next election?" li" said with . grin raille. "Yea, if w» should have cholera In the Philippines, yellow fevor in Cuba; if corn should drop to W cents and wheat to 4<» DentS, The:', we would have a good chance. Yes. and p, might win. too, if the Republican party ehnuM Fi'Ht wide open.** Al'-hough he believes that William Jennings Bryan ••"' talVlnc too much ami using too little G"iscretk-:i in what he is Baying?. Colonel Watter »on says 'lie Nebraska statesman seems to be the only nan in the .-■-.■ the Democratic nomination for the Presidency. ISlwa told of Mr. Bryan's recent declaration for the initiative and referendum as he coming Democratic doctrine and his threat to drive tlw out <>f the party who did not believe in it. Colonel SVatlerson said: "I hadn't heard that Mr. Bryan had a new fetish. He is fond of political speculation. I shouldn't he surprised at anything he would trot out. He is a public speaker, and given to er.tTt .tilling. He must be most attractive and suggestive to hold his own in the public eye. BRYAN DRIVING OUT DEMOCRATS. "So he says he frotfld drtvo men out of th» party who didn't believe as he did? Well, he lias driven some hundreds of thousands of Demo crats out of thf> party, has driven it out of possession of every North. state it had. and out of its majority in the lower house of Con gress. Yes," he is a pretty good driver." "Well, isn't he a rather dangerous man to lead lhe party, then?" was asked. To which th<- colonel replied: "Mr. Bryan is an Individual man with a cer. tain following:. He is not a law giver. He may foe a law unto himself. It remains to be seen If the fragments of the Democratic party lying around loose can br united on a new programme. There seems to be. in the North at least, two factions of the party, who detest one another more than they detest the Republican party. ];. the Bowk they carry the label and are held together only by the menace of the race ques tion. Lift this from them and you would break the Democrats UP into factions there the same as they arc broken in the North."" "Do you think that, considering present condi tions, Mr. Bryan will probably be the m Dem ocratic candidate?" was asked. Colonel Wat t^rson replied with a t:rge ...f regret in his tone: "I think that organized Democracy at the present time can see no other alternative except Bryan. Nobody is being crtoualy considered except him. Nobody except him Is seriously considering 1 running. I sometimes doubt wheth er he care a fig for the Presidency himself. For, I Bhou!d think, if he believed Democracy had a ren^wriable chance of carrying the country, and % . that he might v-ev -c aatafuateii. V- would bo rr.or* circumspect and would show a greater perse of 'responsibility than he secrns io '>» showing." <'ojor.el Watt«?rsoi dlsrnlssed William Ran dolph Hearst briefly fey spying: "I don't regard him as a pofsJbilitv. 3Jr» is a man of resources and wealth, and :* Hkely *o do anything, but he can't get the re«?ulpr Democratic nomination." "\Yh4t do you cojvidcr the most vital Issue *o be raised by the Democratic r>arty. Colonel Wat terson r f lltant D - : f at ti tether. .«•> no use proposing any •.itioiifl ad labor ar«> the '•lit V.I the threanu :-i or ■ • :• TERM FOR P&BtTDENT. Ituatton. <"<iii.j!.-! ■ "It !s :hp administration— that is. the Presi dent — putting forth Secretary Taft as his lega te?; it iy. a fight of the, administration against the laid and the field against the administra tion. I do not believe the President wants a third torm for him— lf. I know he recently rtated that if the convention nominated him adjourned it would have to reconvene, as ho •rould never accept another nomination. I am willing to '.ike him at his word." Colonel Watterxon said h*> did not believe It would make much difference whether Senator Forakcr defeated Secretary Taft In Ohio, so far *** the latter"* chances wont, and referred to the rumination .-..-. ■ In IH'J2 against the fus tain^d opposition of the New York delegation. Told that the impression was gaining around ihat Governor Hughes was the second choice of thr» President as his successor. Colonel Watter son said: • "Governor Hughes is undoubtedly good Presi dential timber. I have ■ email bet stowed away that h*» will some day be in the White House. H* and I spent three pleasant days together at the Brown University commencement last June. I tfzed him up and lielieve him to be a most •turdy and capable man. To-day he occupies the same relative position to the Republican *;3rty that Tilden did to the Democratic party In 187.". the year before the convention of 1870. He took up the gamut of reform and made a rec ord that ga\-e him the nomination and a plural ity of the popular vote for the Presidency. Gov ernor Hughes has come before the public at a tine when Its mind is on reform, and I hear Is making a splendid record, as did Mr. Tilden." Keferring to recent moves on the political chess board, Colonel Watterson intimated a be lief that the recent visit of Frank H. Hitchcock, First Assistant Postmaster General, to Georgia might be to check the advances of Vice-Presi dent Fairbanks in that direction. "The Vice- President la not in the field for the fun of It." »• said. "He has plenty to pay the freight, and there is plenty of freight lying around loose." F peaking of the demand for the resignation of the Collector of Internal Revenue at Rochester. Colonel Watteraon remarked: "Isn't It true that as soon as be got In the White House the President threw his Civil Service crutches out of the window and has been playing politics ever elnoe? He played Mr. Harrlman pretty effec tually, in 1904 Roosevelt got what he wanted and Harriman didn't." Leaving America on December 12, Colonel XVatterson spent the remainder of that month and January In Spain: In February he was on the Riviera, was In Rome two weeks and in Hurls four weeks. He will be In this city a week fcefort going to Louisville. MR. BRYAN AVOIDS POLITICS. Springfield. Mass.. April 21.-WilHs.tn J. Bryan addressed aa audlsaos of 2,000 men at the Court Square Theatre In th* Young Men's Christian Asso ciation lecture course this afternoon. His subject ■m "The Prince of Peace." and he made no refer ent* to politics. Mttsneid. Mass.. April 21.-Mr. , Bryan reached PlttcScld frost Springfield shortly after 6 o'clock this evening. He delivered a lecture under the •BSBioss of the Xoung 3l«*ii -Cteletlan -Aeioelatlca ai L* Colaolal K3g* ' To-day, fair am) wanner. To-morrow, colder; n«-»t wind*. XEIV BLOOD FOR GIMBEL. Physicians Consider Brother's Offer to Supply Life Fluid. In hope of savins his brother Benedict. Charles GfmbeJ ottered late last night to have one of his veins opened and fresh bipod from it transfused into his brother's body. At midnight the physicians who are attending Gimbel In St. Mary's Hospital, Hoboken. were seriously con sidering Mr. Gimbel's offer. Benedict Gimbel was arrested Thursday after noon on a charge of assau^ and bribery, and later the same day, after being released on bail, tri.-.j to kill himself. He was taken to St. Mary's Hospital and for a time seemed. to be Improving On Saturday, however. »Ie became weaker, an.l all day yesterday ho had sinking spells. EXPOSITIOX XOT READY. Incomplete Buildings Will Not In terfere tcith Opening, However. Norfolk. V.-i.. April 21.- Despite the efforts of sand workmen the Jamestown Tercenten nial Exposition v, ill be opened this week Incom plete. Many <>f the structures. that are to house doi 'tic and foreign commercial exhibits are Incomplete. not affect the water show. with Us gathering of for< irn Beetn nor the open- Ins; progt li i" sldent Roosevelt's ad ind with diplomatic, military and naval representatives <•;' foreign nations participating. The it the exposition :ir.- about NU pei cent finished. Although a hasty - -i- the grounds wouM lead t h*» uninformed to doubt this, closer observation and tho opportunity of examining the great mass ..r l»)x.«l exhibits waitii . I Installed would convince the early visitor. The permanent character of the buildings is In a great mea risible for the delay. : ;ir«> of brfc k. oemeal and iron, ami these an- Intended t<. remain "n the grounds as a nu t .i treat jKirk. Regardless of the perma nency <if th'- work, liowe.ir. the exterior of : t of the buildings will be ready on Friday. • i appearance of tho grounds at prrs «'tit is doe almost wholly to <leiiiis. but hundreds of wagons and mm will ho engaged to-morrow atiti continue until Friday, when assurai given that there will not n main a trace of un iry debris. ptete arrangements hare been made for the protection at tho visit. m* to the exposition. the exposition authorities and the Police Department at Norfolk have arranged with the Ive agency to assist In the police \\<>ik. and detectives are ]-in g called in from all over the country to J<>ir. in th<> service. ENDS LIFE WITH SCALPEL. County Physician, Xenon* Wreck, Co m m its Suicide. Andrew M. Mill*, county physician of Ks<«ex. N .r . ended his life In his office at No. 123 Washington street, Newark, yesterday afternoon by cutting his throat with a scalpel whlrh he tarried Jn his instrument ease. He wax des>d when James A. Long, his brother-in-law who was on an upper fi-ior, found him. Dr. Mills had been county physician since Feb ruary hint, when the Democrats won control of the county Board of Freeholders. He was then very 111. and after a few days he was compelled to give up the duties of his office for the time betas;. Tie had long been a sufferer from a ner vous disease, and a constant watch was kept on him by his family. When ho was unable to fur ther attend to his duties be mads an arrange ment with Dr. William U. McKenzle, whom he succeeded as county physician, to assume charge of the office. He then went to Tenafly, N. J.. to recuperate and returned to Newark last Tues ■iay. intending to resume office as county physi cian. On Saturday evening at dinner he said to his mother: "You will forgive me when it la all over for all the trouble i have caused you, wont you, mother?** yesterday, when he went to his of fice. Dr. Mills did not take time to remove a high collar he wore before plunging the scalpel into his throat. Dr. Mills was thirty-six years old. lie was popular and had a large practice. Ho, was the son of the late Dr. Andrew M. Mills, who died in IS9I. -He was born in Newark, and was graduated from the New York University medi cal school. GEORGIA LEAGUE ANGRY. Republicans Saif Mr. Hitchcock Is Working for Mr Taft. iliy Eel) ur.ij.' tl Th- Tribune ] Atlanta. Apri^ 2l.— Members of the Georgia Republican state League are angry over tho ■. i-it to Atlanta «.f P. I>. Hitchcock, First Assistant Postmaster OenersJ, srho came, it is said. In the Interests of tho Tan l a. The federal ofllce holders, says J. T. Hood, secretary of the league, are In reality Democrats ap pointed "for some good service performed In favor of the administration or for some personal consideration." Nlnety-throa per <-<-nt of the President's appointments in r.eonfia, says Hood, ara Democrats. J K. Sistrunk. a negro, president of this If-apuc. says that Mr. Hitchcock's vtaM t>. At lant.i. was in the interest of Mr. Taft. and that h" asked the < o-opcratlon of tho league. Tho league according to Sii-trunk. will ti^ht against Mr. Taft with aH the vigor at its command. Jacksonville, Fla.. April 21. -Mr. Hitchcock Is hero on an ..ffrVial visit, and will inspect the Jacksonville poßtofnco to-morrow. He is making a tour of some Of the larger offices to get in closer touch with the workings of the postal system. CANVASS FAVORS PRESIDENT. Michigan Republican State Committeemen for Him — Democrats Say Bryan. Detroit, April "The Free Press" prints statements to-day from twenty-eight Republi can and Democratic state rommitteemen reply ing to inquiries regarding the next Presidential nominees, the probable predominant issues of the campaign and the preferable city for hold ing the national convention. Most of the replies favor Chicago for both Democratic and Republican conventions, and both Democrats and Republicans agree that the predominant Issues will be railroad and trust regulation and tariff revision. As to candidates, most of the Republicans confined themselves to President Roosevelt. One commltteeman mentions Secretary Taft as first choice and one mentions htm as second choice ufter President Roosevelt. One commltteeman said "Roosevelt or Hughes." Of the Democratic committeemen all named William J- Bryan as first choice for the nomi nation except Dr. D. L. Treat, of Adrian, who said "Give us a Democrat, Folk, Bryan or one of the Tlilman kind." George P. Hummer, of Grand Rapids, men tioned Mayor Johnson of Cleveland as second choice. HAAN RESTAURANT, PARK ROW BLOC I*or lafllea* downtown JUunqhsoa and Planar. MtuUc, t-ACVt, NEW- YORK. MONDAY. APRIL 22. 19U7.-TWELVE PAGES-, . Th.^SS'klS.u* THREE TRAINS CRASH. TIVO DEAD: SEVEN HURT. Peculiar Accident in Yard Near Mr mi ugh am, Ala. Birmingham, Ala . April 21.— As th- result -<f a wreck on 'he Southern Railway a shorl dis tance east of Woodlawn, ;t suburb of Birming ham, early to-day two m^n ;>ro dead and seven persons Injured. A f •■• ie:ht train with a "dead" engine <<w the r^;ir was coming toward Birmingham. The operator, it is said, allowed a fast passenger train t.. enter ih<- block, and it crashed Into the dead engine, smashing both engines and demolishing several cars. Three cars <>t' the fr--!i,;it train were thrown across the eastbound 'i:k!c almost ;it the Instant that .1 wrecking train en r ute to Heflln, Ala., passed. The wrecker struck them, and practically the whole freight train piled Into the ditch. Two men wrrp caught under the engine. The baggage and mail cars of the passenger train were badly daraa ;■ TRAIN WRECKING STORY DENIED. Rumor Told of Dynamite on P. R. R. — Officials Say Heavy Train Broke Rail. Cleveland, April -1 Th«T< was a report her* to right that train wreckers dynamited the track on the Pennsylvania road three mII'-n north of Ifrvl ford, near hen-, ami tii.tt tho ■ eland and Pitis burg flyer was Raved from wreck by an Italian trackwalker who flagged the train with 11 red handkerchief. According to the story, the track walker heard the report or th« explosion, but ill<l no( see the would-be wrecker. 'it]], Pennsylvania Railroad said that tiio story was f;iis' ;i i<H that II became current when ;i K'-i-tinti k : 'iik found ;i broken rail which repaired. The rail was broken, H Is said, by :i heavy freight «r;ii!t. Superintendent Hai ..f tin- Cleveland and Pittssurg division, den ■ train wrecker vernion emphatically. P. R. R. EXPRESS LEAVES TRACK. Pittsburgh April M. Ti tin No. *\ uri the Allegheny n of the Pennsylvania Railroad was wrecked whi!.-> approaching the station <<t Woods Hill, ninety-six mil i north of HiH <-iu-. to-dsy Tho train was th<^ fast express foe Buffalo. Trains were sent around the wreck by way of ■ storage tr:irk. The wreck is said bj the railroad officials ■ dropping In front of th< pony tni ks on the engine. N red. \V.' A. CLARK LOST PURSE. Papers Valued at Hundreds of Thou sands Missing. [ in Telesrkpli to The TrlJ.un* 1 Trinidad. Col., April 21.— An advertisement was Inserted in local paper* to-day asking for the return of a black leather purse, and offering $1,000 reward with "no questions asked" if It was returned. The Trinidad publishers who ac cepted the advertisement were pledged '■> <> - envy as to whit the pocketboo_k;Contulnrd and also the identity of'the owner, bur <i Is i«-.un*»l that It was lost by ex-Senator William A. Clark, of Montana, on his recent visit to Trinidad and the mining property he owns In I*it Animaa County W. A. B ■ ■ • more than ■ut In . • ■ only $10t>, but I which 11 contained the reward of $1,000 was offere I. The missing | ' : lands valued at hi / ' ; priorities of wa( which are Invaluable astor <"lark and the allied Charles Francis Adams estate. If they ;ir-- to prosecute the suit recently fi!< •!. p Ing up and rend< .*.''.'_'.*.<•"" new Trinidad waterworks system, th>> purs<^ must I Should the missing papera not be fou probable thai the city "f Trinidad need fear t.>. lltie r the water The Ity contracted ?>>r eight cubic feet >nd, but tl the water riirlits quarrelled, and par) •> r them sold out to <"!,-irk uriil Adams before the city closed th«- deal, <-ut tinK th<- supply more than one-half, it Is sup posed that Mr. < - i..rk lohl the papers wlien he fell Into th<- river and was nearly drowned. NEW PITISBURG ORCHESTRA PLAN. Yon Kunits Plans to Give Concerts for Work ing People. Plttsburg, April 21. There is ,i strong proba bility that Lulgl \"!i Kunits, who recently re ulgned as concertmeistcr of the Pittsburg Orches tra, will start iin orchestra in opposition t>i tin on.- i)<- has just left, which will catei to the working people of Plttsburg, »:iviiiK populai • •••rtw exclusively. Yon Kunita has heen ap proached l>> several substantial nun who are In sympathy with him and who have offered to form ;i guarantee fund similar to ih.u which exists for the benefit of the Plttsburs Orchestra. Many of Hit- musicians of the Pittsburg Or chestra have refused to contracts for n.-xt >.n account of the dismissal ><.' Yon Kunits. HERO ARRESTED AT FIRE. Bearer of Medal, Coming Out of Burning Building. Taken as Suspicious Person. Mi< huH P. O'Brien, of No. US Third avenue, who a few weeks ago received v Carnegie baedal for saving three, lives at a Ore, early this morning rushed Into a three story frame building ;it No. ME Thud avenue, which be found to be afire, with the int. -mi. .n of warning the occupants. As ii.> cams out of the siii..k«- filled halls after going through vii «.r the rooms, which were vacant, h" was ar rested by the police of the Bast 126 th street station on the charge «.r being -i suspicious person. AlthoiiKh be protested against his arrest :it the station bouse and displaced his medal, Lieutenant Lake entertained the charge made agafnst him ami Ik- was placed in a cell. He will be arraigned In the ii;ir!.-iii court this morning. The Bre did little ilitiiuigtv — ARRESTS FOR SPEEDING IN SUBURBS. Robert Goelet and George F. Baker, Jr., Stopped in Queens. A number of arrests for speeding were made In the suburbs yesterday. Among live who were capt ured in Queens were Robert Goelet, of Newport. R. 1., and George V. Baker, of No. 258 Madison avenue, son of the president of the First National Bank. Both were charged with exceeding thirty miles an hour. George Rodman, of No. 835 Madi son avenue; August Reled. • of • No. 122 West 63d street, and Morris Pratt, of No. 241 Clinton ave nue, Brooklyn, were also arrested. All gave ball. STEAL DIAMONDS WORTH $12,000. Salt Lake City. April 21.— Diamonds valued at from $12,000 to $16,000 were stolen early to-day by burglars, who blew the safe of. John Daynes * boas, . jew«li«a. at .210, M ilu.lu str«.«u HELD FOR BANK THEFT. RAILROAD BOXDS TAKEX. Onklcigh Thome linns Dozen Trust Company of America Clerk. Accused of having abstracted railroad bonds worth $,*>O,<.MJo from the Trust Company of America. No. 133 Broadway, where he was em ployed as assistant loan clerk. W. O. Douglas, thirty-three years old. of No. 180 Elkins street, Brooklyn, was yesterday arrested and held with out#bail for further examination in the West Side police court. Douglas's arrest vvns due t<> Oakletgh Thorne. presldeni •■( the trust company, who saw him leave ihe Times Square subway station and fol lowed him and his wife to the Hotel Portland, No. y.U) West 47th street, where they registered as "Mr. and Mrs. \v. R. Gray, of Boston. Muss." The circumj tancea of the c-.-ise are rather pe culiar. Douglas had been with the trust com pany about three years, and was fully trusted. On Saturday morning he suddenly left the com office. His absence was reported to Mr. Thome, who had -n examination made of the securities which Douglas had charge of, with the result that v number of bonds of the Chi cago, Rock Island & !\n ilic Railroad wore form.l t.> be gone. Detectives wer* 1 sent t«> look for the missing clerk, i.ut failed t.. And him. They I, however, that he had telephoned to his wife to Join him In Manhattan. Early yesterday morning Mr. Thome and an employe of tho trust company were at 4'Jd street and Broadway, when they .-;iw Douglas emerge with his wife fr..m the subway They followed him to the H<.u-i Portland and then informed Ihe police of the West 17th street nation. Douglas was arrested and. according to Mr. Thome. acknowledged thai he took the bonds about ten daya ago, and told where they could be found. "He said he did not know why he hid taken them." Mr. Thome said, after talking to Dong las, "and added that he had mad.- no attempt to dispose of them." Mr. Thome wits not sure if the bonds \\.r»- negotiable. Hs said he would i . i over th« m this morning. Douglas was formerly loan clerk for the An erican Trust Company. He has always borne a k 1 reputation, it is said. When asked In the West 47th street police station if he would say anything for publication, he refused to talk. His salary was .<7,".tH» ,i .war. "SAM SLICKS' SOX DEAD. Lord Arthur L. Haliburton Related to Sir Walter Scott. Londoi Awll 21. Lord Arthur Laurence Haliburton, tf>r a number of years Under Sec f ST.it" tur War. is dead Lord Arthur I- Hallburton. (i. C. 8., J. P.. l> [.. was born at Windsor, Nova Scotia, on September _••;. i v:_- and was the youngest son of Justice Haliburton, the well known "Sam Slick." who married Louisa Neville, daughter of Captain Laurence Neville. «>f the 3d Life Guards and 10th Light Dragoons. Lord Ar thur was iiu«ati!d at King's College School, la h'i.^'nativc place, "and was 'called "to tne bar In his colony in IS.'m. Ha Immediately, however. entered the army, serving on the commissariat staff In the Crimean campaign. In Canada and In London, until I*7o. In thai year he was transferred to th<> Civil Service as assistant di rector of supplies and trans] becoming di rector In IMS. Ten years later he , was ap p. Inted assistant Under Secretary of State for \V;ir. li-- was permanent Under Secretary from •-• .. to 189 T. In 1898 he v '■ Baron Windsor "f Nova Scotia. The conferring of a ; Sir Arthur Huliburtun, as he then was. revived ;i title which had been in the family r>i nearly two hundred years. Sir Walter Haliburton, Lord High Treasurer ..f Scotland, 1439-1440, tarried a daughter of the Regent Albany, eal 'l Lord flallburton of Dlrlton, In I H<>. Sir Walter Scott wrote "A Mem. .rial of the H >li ;.ir t..nv t<i prove that he, through his grand mother, a Haliburton, was the sole representa tive of an otherwise extinct family, and that he was, accordingly, entitled t.i the burial pl.i I the Hallburtons In Dryburgh Abbey, where his liones now rest. The "Wizard •-<" the North" waa apparently unaware that a branch of the family had gone to America and siiii survived. They t.->..k the side of til-- Crown during the Revolution, mi i to Nova Scot la and were numbered among the "I'nlted Empire Loyalists." who peo pled that i olony and other partn >■( Canada. The grandfather of Lord Arthur Haliburton became Chief Justice <»r Nova Scotia. Lord Arthur's father, Thomas Chandler Hall burton, was widely known aa the author «>f "Sam Slick." the name of an Imaginary Yankee clock pedler, whose quaint drollery, unsophisti cated wit. knowledge of human nature and apti tude in Hi" use of wha) be called "soft sawder," h:iv> given him a fair chance <>f Immortality. EAST ORANGE BOY HANGS HIMSELF Parents Think He Met Death Enacting John Brown Tragedy. Orange, N I. April 21. While enacting, it i* believed, the tragedy i>r the hanging <«f John Brown, Richard Greiner, sixteen years old, ol No - S 7 Son ford street, Bast Orange, met death yesterday bj hanging. The boy «is a reader <if wild west novels, ami was •>( i fanciful dispo sition and emotional He recently obtained two volumes of the Civil War. The hanging of John Brown made ■> deep impression .>n his mind. Yesterday he was working in the cellar <>f his bom*. His fattier and mother were directly above him, and heard him whistling. When he i true silent nothing w>s thought of it. Later he was found suspended from a rafter by a piece of lie dies line. The body was -^tiii warm, but Ufa was extinct, it is not believed iio commit ted suicide, as be seemed in the best of humor and had no troubles. NAVAL STORES HEN TO ORGANIZE. Will Form $25,000,000 Corporation to Con trol the Trade in the South. I By Telegraph ... Tb« Tribune. I New Orleans, April 81. — Representatives <»f practically every big naval stores concern in the South will meet to-morrow .it Hattlcsbutg, Miss., and form a Helling corporation, with a capital of $^r>,uOo.ooo. The organisation will handle the entire output of the South aad will supply operators with tanks, cars ami other ne cessities. The commission men recently increasetl their rate on turpentine from 4 cents to 15 centa a gallon and on rosin from 25 cents to 75 cents a barrel. Xaval stores operators say they can de rive no profit under these conditions, and or ganized for self- protection. CARPET CLEANING, T. M. STEWART, 326 7th Ay. Founded 186 J. TttL. «B *IH Chslaaa.— AdTt. THAW RELATIVE SUICIDE. Act Committed at Lyndhurst Years Ago Just Made Public. I By Telegraph to Th* Tribune.) Pittsburg, April 21. — It became known to-day for the first time that a relative of Mrs. William Thaw committed suicide five years ago this spring in I.ynd-hurst. the Thaw home. To this is attributed the refusal of Mrs. Thaw to live in Lyndhurst and also the nervousness of Harry K. Thaw the last time he was home. Then he kept a light burning all night in his room. The person who committed suicide, whoso name cannot be learned until the coroner's of fice opens to-morrow morning, was a Kentucky woman, the wife of a Presbyterian minister and a relative of Mrs. Thaw. Every effort was made to keep the matter quiet, and the Rev. William L. McEwan. pastor of the Third Presbyterian Church, which the Thaws attend, took the body back to the Kentucky home, where it was buried without the woman's Kentucky relatives ever suspecting that she had taken her own life. Ex-Coroner Jesse M. McGeary made public the secret of Lyndhurst to-day. "I was coroner of Allegheny County in 19*1 02," he said, "at the time a beautiful woman, guest of Mrs. William Thaw at Lyndhurst. com mitted suicide. She was found in one of the bathrooms, having banged herself with a Turk ish towel Ido not remember the name of the woman or her place of residence, but there wa* great effort ••■! the part of the Thaw connections to keep the matter from the public. An inquest was held and the verdict was death from sui cide. Th« woman was a relative of Mrs. Will iam Thaw and the wife of a Presbyterian minis ter, who was in poor health and had not accom panied the woman to Pittsburg. I remember the case distinctly, as I deputised Deputy Havana to handle the case." MAY RECEIVE MRS. HOIMAN. Mrs. Thaw Said to Have Been Touched by Things Told in Her Statement. : !!■. Ti :• grapii ta Tin Tiatw 1 Pittsburg, April "_'l. -A recondßatloß between Mts. William Thaw, mother of Harry K. Thaw, and Mrs. Charles J. Holman, mother of Evelyn Thaw. will, if is declared here to-day, be effected this week. The Countess of Yarmouth, it i 3 said. Will bring the two together. Mrs. Thaw and the countess will go to th« Thaw summer home ru * 'reason this wrek. and Mrs. Holman may be invited to visit them. It is belie\e.l she will accept. The revelations made i>v Mrs. Holman in her recent statement are said to have touched Mrs. Thaw to such a a that she wishes t" make Meads with her. XOT THE MARVIN BOY. Lad Held in Glovcniillc Had Strong Resemblance, However. GloversviUe, N. T.. April — Myles Standish. a nephew of Dr. H. M. Marvin, of Dove,. Del., father of Horace Marvin, jr., the kidnapped child T-rive.l in Glovinvllto this morning to •»*••» the child held here on suspicion tnat h» is. the kidnapped Marvin boy. Mr Standfsh went iir once to the place where the h..y was staying with Ihe woman i to be the w if- of "Ar H. Allen. th.» suspected kid napper, and saw the child He made a mtnut examination of the tod, romped and played w ; r!i him for half aa how rams thor oughly convinced that the boy was not Horace M;ir\!n He acknowledged that tho reaemntonea was striking, hut when he wmmliM lbs boy closely there wen- man rsnee. Allen's woman com] Ihe city I day. taking the boy with I FIRE XEAR VILLAGES. Easthampton and Amaganseti Were Threatened lift Forest Blaze. Amagansett, Long Island, Apr!! 21. — A flr« this morning destroyed timber land worth half a million dollars, covering »f five square. For a time Amagai nampton and Pantlgo wer.- threatened. Tho -t loss falls on Arthur Griffin, who had about i thousand cords ol g o.ik aa 1 cedar and four hundred cords cat ready for hauling burned. Mr. Qrifßn Is superintendent or the i.ri.-k yards at Eiridgehampton aad . s l-i.in<l The tire, wllich is supposed tO bC Incendiary, started In Lyman Babcock'a woods, about a mile from Easthampto*, ..t 7 oVloclj this morning, and bj noon practically •very man, woman and child between Easthampton as .1 Amaganseti was ..Tit fighting the term. Th-< church bells in both villages ■. ag fof two hours to .-nil out volunteers, :\:\>\ at every lane and rrossroad seres of people were en gaged In back tirine until r> o'clock tins even ing. PALATINE HILX DISCOVERY. Circular Ditch Believed to Have Been Made by Earliest Inhabitants Found. Rome, April 21. While relebratbag the 2,titioth anniversary of Rome, the founding of which is supposed to have t: ken place April 51, in the year 733 \' <' an Important dfecovery was made to-daj on Palatine Hill Whi lo de terinine \\>- entrance lo the Palatine Acropolis and also to explore the Necropolis, a circular ditch was found I or tomb. It is similar to those discovered on the Roman Forum, and is believed to '••■ connected with the earliest habitation and lo nave been constructed by Ihe founders of Ihe Palatine stronghold, as it is known the Acropons was reserved for the leaders In Palatine and th it the tombs sur rounding it within the second nmi;.- of fortified walls wer. only for the burial «>f patrtetaa fami lies. Minister of Instruction Rava visited the sp«n to-day and ordered ■. continuation of tho excavations. CONDITION OF QUEEN VICTORIA. Madrid. April 21. --The physicians in attend ance on Queen Victoria are most satisfied with her health. Her Majesty ok her usual morn lnff and afternoon drives to-day. Her accouche ment is probable next week. It is .said that Queen Victoria insists that she will hers*-ir nurse the child, despite the opposi tion of the royal household to such a departure from the custom in the casM Of a royal infant. The yuet n says that her desire to nurse thy» child is to insure its good health. KHEDIVE'S UNCLE RUNS DOWN WOMAN. Naples, April 21.— Prince Ibrahim Pacha, an uncle of the Khedive of Egypt, while driving a motor car here to-day, ran over a woman and a child, mortally injuring both of them. » AFTER ALL, USHER'S THE SCOTCH that m ado to fc!£hba!l famoufc— AdrU PRICE THREE CENTS. DANGER L\ AYEST BILL MAXIPVLATIOX FEARFD. Would Make Powerful Democratic Machine Possible. [By Telegraph to Tha Trt^un«.J Albany. April 21.— Behind the West bin. pro viding that the state shall bear the entire «* pens* of good roads work under the Higble ft I mall mm law. lies the possibility of political manipulation having- for Its object the de moralization of the Republican organization throughout the rural sections of the state and the building up of a powerful Democratic ma chine. None of this is contemplated in tha measure Itself, which la designed in relieve that farmers of» taxation for this good roads work. Its possibilities centre in the great power con ferred on the State Engineer, who in the present cu.---^ is surrounded by political agents keenly looking for every stray crumb of political pat ronage. Despite the fact that a Republican Introduced the bill and that Republican legislatorslnflu enced by the demands of Republican farmers for improved roads without cost to themselves — era demanding its passage, influential Republican leaders are opposing the W>st hill at every op portunity. They declare privately that It would place in the hands of their political enemies a weapon of tremendous power, besides having la Itself a principle concerning whoso wisdom thera> is great doubt. This bill, briefly, amends th« Hlgblo-Arm streng law governing" the building and financing of state roads by providing that instead of hear ing' 50 per c— l of the total expense of such, work, the state shall bear lbs whole. To un derstand its operations, a summary of th» pro cedure necessary for the Improvement of a road under the existing: law- is necessary. The super visors of a county having decided to build or improve certain roads under the Higbie-Arm strong law, confer with the State Engineer., who, after surveys, makes maps and estimates for the work. If approved by the supervisors^ these are adopted and the county flies an appli cation for this work. This application Is listed, and. other things being equal, the work is taken up in the order In which the applications wer« filed by the counties. Payment is made. 50 per, cent b ■ »he state. 53 per cent by the county and 13 : ef cent by the town or towns. The significant feature of the. West bill, In th» minds of Republican legislators who for years) have studied the good roads question, is that It would leave the State Engineer practically tho sole arbiter of good roads work throughout tha state. since he would have entire, disposition of th« money which was building 1 the roads. With this must bo taken another fact, to appreciate the views heM by Republicans who realize the far reaching nature of this situation: Stephen Ryan, appointed a supervisor of roads by Stat»» Engineer Sk»ne. hi favoring 1 the West bill. Stephen Ryan la a Hearst-Democratic member •if the Democratic State Committee, and Stepher* Ryan hi a practical politician who. his neigh biTs in ("h'-nnnK" County say. misses few tricks. He is only one prominent example of this typo of activity . The county l» practically th* unit in sta'.e »>•■>• litical affairs. Wuhfu~the upstair tv&ftty, **♦> peetaHy the entirely rural county, nothing ap proaches in importance the general question of highways. Any man who could grant or with hold state funds under this law could in almost every oa?e win to hlniasW the political support of a great majority of the voters in the. average agricultural county when the question of patron age incident to the building «>f a state road is concerned. Heretofore the supervisors of the counties and th- town boards, varying la poli tics according to the section of the state, have been in a position to have a great »Jeal to say about the roads and aH the questions incident to building them. If the West bill became law. the plaint of the Republicans Is that the Stan* Engineer, because of his disbursing power, would have the entire say. Over this situation a brisk factional fight is being 1 waged. Some weeks ago Senator Dunn, of Rochester, introduced ■ bill creating a commis sion which should take over the control aa] future good roads work under the Hishie-Arm strons law. This, with the bills proposed by th« Senate Finance Commlttee'abollshlng the Canal Advisory Board and substituting for it a board appointed by the Governor, which should con trol all canal work, has been gall and worm wood to the Democrats here. They Insist that the Republicans are seeking to curtail tha power of a Democratic state official, and at times there have been shown evidences of much bad blood over the subject. On the other hand, some Republicans main tain that, subject to the control of a Casaldy or* a Conner?, this power lodged in any on© man must inevitably be swayed to political ends. The State I"*—,1 "*— , under the IHgbie-Arm-» strong act. is authorized t<> pass on the question of the necessity for good roads work in any spe cific case. Whether that work should be taken up Immediately or deferred until all the other worlt listed in the formal batch of applications for state aid was completed would depend com pletely on his will Legislators concede that It has taken an object lesson to demonstrate tho bad features of this condition, ma as the Demo «rats charge. But they declare emphatically thai they are alive to the effect of this now, and determined to limit wherever feasible any chanco for political uiajliaillllaga in the road bulldine with StatS money. Last year the state spent some $300,CW> fof» road work on "the B0 per cent basis. On the* same ftisis a larger amount would be spent this year. It Is one of th« current pleasantries! that a good upstate county worker related, last yea: with much emphasis: "The Democrats are poor— blamed poor. Why. neighbor, they are so poor that you'd actually be surprised how far $*J<» would go in my county." An adequate realization of this fact Is furnish ing part of the opposition to the West bill, which many of the good Republican farmers attribute to a disinclination to spend the state's money for their benefit. WORKIXG HARD OX BILL. Utilities Measure to Leave Assembly Committee Soon. [By Telegraph to The Tribune.] Albany. April 21.— The Assembly Railroads Committee will devote much of the time during the coming week to getting the Public Utilities bill in shape to report.' This bill will not. Ilk* the rest of the hitherto unreported measures, go to the Committee on Rules on Tuesday. Tha Assemblymen who compose tht* Railroads Com mittee, of which Mr. Merritt Is chairman, wilt complete their work on this measure even though It takes them the entire week to do It. The Utilities bill, when reported to the "As sembly, may be reported under the name- of the Committee on Rules, but that committee will have nothing to do with the preparation of tan bill. There seems little likelihood of there bates any very mt r> "l opposition to the xne»*ur*-la