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VOV OL * LXVII N° 22.0V4.
Says Their Friends, Not He, Tried
to Influence Justice.
[From The Tribune nureau.]
TYaFhlnfrtor.. April 23.— President Roosevel*.
Id a letter written yesterday and made public
at the White House to-day, explain? more fully
exactly what is meant by the phrase "at least
as undesirable a citizen as Debs, or Moyer or
Plywood." which appears near the end of his
letter to Representative Sherman on October 8,
ji#«t',. published at the height of the Harriman
controversy three weeks ago. .Since that time
gome labor organizations have been manifesting
considerable irritation over the phrase in ques
tion, which, in garbled and exaggerated form,
lias been used by agitators and opponents of the
President to stir up animosity against him
among Jill classes of citizens.
The letter la addressed to Honona Jaxon,
chairman of the Cook County Moyer-Haywood
conference at Chicago, and is as follows:
April 22. 1907.
Pit Sir: 1 have received your letter of the
19lh instant, in which jot* Inclose the draft of
the formal letter wnicli is to follow. 1 have been
noting iliat several delegations, bearing similar
reQUestt, are on the way hither. In tn«? letter
you, DO behalf cf the Cook County Moyer-Hay
nrood confereno^ protest against certain lan
guagr 1 usvd In a recent Inter, which you assert
io be deeigDtfd to influence the course of justice
in t'.ic case of the trial for murder of Messrs.
Ijoyer iiud Haywood. I entirely agree with you
that it is improper to endeavor to Influence th*
course of justk-e, whether by threats or in any
similar manner. For this reason 1 have re
gret led most deeply the action of such organiza
tions as your own In undertaking to accomplish
this very result in the very case of which you
Fpeak. j'.'i Instance, your letter la headed 'Coo*
County Moyer-Haywood-Pettibone Conference,"
with the headlines, "Death-Cannot-Will-Not
anu-Phull-Not Claim Our Brothers." This show*
thai you and your associates are not demanding;
a lair trial, or working tag a. lair trial, but are.
BBDOUSCiSS in advance that the verdict shall
only be one way, and that you will not tolerate
any other veruict. Such action is flagrant in
its Impropriety, and l join heartily in condemn
ing It.
tint it is a simple absurdity to suppose that
because any man is on trial lor a given offence
he is therefore to be freed from' all criticisms
upon his general conduct and manner of life.
la ».y leiter to which you object, 1 referred to
a cenam prominent financier, Mr. Harriman, on
me one hand, and to Messrs. Moyer, Haywood
and Debs, on the other, as being equally undo
■drabte citizens. It is as foolish, to assert thai
tr.:.-. was designed to Influence the trial of Moyer
and Haywood as to assert that it was designed
to Influence the suits that have been brought
against Mr. tiarriman. 1 neither expressed nor
Indicated any pinion as to whether .Messrs.
Juoyer and bajrwood were guilty of the murder
of Governor fc«teunenberg. li they are guilty.
they certainly ought to be punished. If they
are net guilty, they certainly ought not to be
JiiH no possible outcome either of the trial or
the suits can affect my judgment as to the un
deeirabiilty at the type at citizenship of those
■whom I mentioned. Messrs. Mayer, Hay wood
en<i Debs stand as representatives of those men
who have done . as much to discredit the labor
movement as the worst speculative financiers or
most unscrupulous employers of labor and de
bauchers of legislatures have done to discredit
honest capitalists and fair dealing business men.
They stand as the . representatives .of these
men who, by their public utterances and mani
ttttoes. by the utterances of the papers they con
trol or inspire, and by the words and deeds of
those associated with or subordinated to them.
habitually appear as guilty of incitement to or
apoingy lor bloodshed and violence.
If this does not constitute undesirable citizen
ship then there can never be any undesirable
citizens. The men whom I denounce represent
the men who have abandoned that legitimate
movement for the uplifting of labor with which
I cave the most hearty sympathy; they have
adopted practices which cut them off from those
who lead this legitimate movement. In every
way I shall support the law-abiding and upright
representatives of labor, and in no way can I
better support them than by drawing the sharp
est possible line between them on the one hand
and on the other hand those preachers of vio
lence who are themselves the worst foes of the
honest laboring man.
Let me repeat my deep regret thßt any body
©f men should so far forget their duty to their
country as to endeavor, by the formulation of
societies and In other way*, to Influence the
course of Justice In this matter. I have received
wary euch letters as your*. Accompanying
them were newspaper clippings announcing
demonstrations, parades and mass meetings de
signed to show that the representatives of labor,
•without regard to the facts, demand the acquit
tal of Messrs. Haywood and lloyer. Such meet
ings can, of course, be, designed only to coerce
court or -Jury In rendering a verdict, and they
therefore deserve all the condemnation which
you in your letters say ehould be awarded to
those who endeavor Improperly to influence the
•auiat of justice.
T^u would, of course, be entirely within your
rights if you merely announced that you thought
Messrs. Moyer and Hay wood were "desirable
citizens." though in such a care I should take
frank Issue with you and should say that, wholly
without regard to whether or not they are guilty
of th*. crime for which they are now being tried,
they represent as thoroughly undesirable a type
of citizenship as can be found in this country;
«• type which. In the letter to which you so un
reasonably take exception, I showed not to be
confined to any one class, but to exist among
awne representatives of great capitalists as well
as among some representatives of wage workers.
In that letter I condemned both types. Cer
tain representatives of the great capitalists In
tarn condemned me for including Mr. Harriman
to my condemnation of Messrs. Mayer and Hay
wood. Certain of the representatives of labor
to their turn condemned me because I Included
Messrs. Mayer and Haywood as undesirable cltl
**a« together with Mr. Harriman. lam as pro
foundly indifferent to the condemnation In one
•as* a* In the other. I challenge as a right the
•apport of all good Americans, whether wage
earners or capitalists, whatever their occupation
or creed, or in whatever portion of the country
they live, when I condemn both the types of bad
citizenship which I have held up to reprobation.
It seems to me a mark of utter insincerity to
»afl thus to condemn both, and to apologize for
•ithsr robs the man thus apologizing of all right
to condemn any wrongdoing In any men, rich
poor, in public or in private life.
' Tou say you ask for a "square deal" for
aetara. Moyer and Haywool. So do I. When I
•*» "sgaare deal" I mean a square deal to every
«»e; it is equally a violation of the policy of the
•Wai* deal for a capitalist to protest against
denunciation of a capitalist who Is guilty of
ToafdclTjg. and for a labor leader to protest
■C&inst the denunciation of a labor leader who
*** been s-ullty of wrongdoing. I stand for
•Wai justice to both, and fo far as In my power
«••» I shall uphold Justice whether the man ac
••*•* of Rrullt has behind him the wealthiest
co n>oratlonß. the greatest aggregations of riches
to the country, or whether he has behind him
toe most influential labor organization in the
••Entry. Very truly yours.
**J. Honore Jaxon, chairman. No. 607 West
I«Jm street, Chicago.
If art That Three Hundred Persons Have
Been Bent to Hospital.
**4rt<!, April 23.— According to an evening
■vwsnaper. the Ministry of Marine has received
• telegram from the Captain General at Carta>
•**»a saying the plague Is raging at that port
*»4 that three hundred person* have been sent
to the hossluL
ftthfaAv. i«und*6iW. Tel.. tit & 01-CheUea.-
To-day, rain.
To-morrow, fair; tvo«t wind*.
Rhode Island legislature Adjourns
. After SI Fruitless Ballots.
IPy Telegraph to Th* Tribune.]
Providence. April 23.— The Joint Assembly,
comprising, both houses of the State Legis
lature, adjourned sine die at 6:30 o'clock to
night at the conclusion of the twenty-fifth con
secutive ballot to-day and the eighty-first of
the year without selecting a successor to ex-
Fenator George Peabody Wetmore, of Newport.
The effort to elect had been prolonged for thir
teen weeks.
tn npite of the efforts of the followers of
Colonel Samuel Pomeroy Colt to swing suffi
cient Republican votes to his column to elect
their candidate, the Wetmore men, from whom
they hoped to recruit the Colt rankc. held nrm
with one exception, and after the first ballot
to-day, when Representative George \V. Hoxle,
of Charlostown. joined the Colt contingent, there
was not a sign of wavering on the part of the
supporters of either Colonel R, H. I. Goddard,
the Democratic nominee, or ex-Senator Wet
more. the vote being as heretofore — Goddard,
¥h Oolt. :{'.». and Wetmore. 30.
The Democrats are jubilant over the adjourn
ment, believing that, with the split In the Re
publican ranks over the Senatorial contest sti'.l
unbri.lged, the people will give the Democrat*
a majority in both bouaea of the next General
I— nniWji The Wetmore men me measurably
satisfied with the situation because they have
defeated Colonel Colt. The Colt men are taking
an exceedingly Bloomy view of the case and are
Ph.iul'lerlng the disapprobation of the cooler
headed Republicans In the state for sacrificing
the chances of a possible harmonizing of the
party differences on a compromise candidate In
their zeal in behalf of Colt
The <;eneral Assembly of 19'">7 went out of
existence at a late hour to-night, after both
honana had transacted eonaiderable belated
business, leaving for the Legislature of 1908 thy
problem of the Senatorial election.
In the adjournment without tho election of c
Stnator the Republicans are regarded as hav
ing dealt a severe blow to the power formerly
held by General Charles R. Bray ton, and tho
Democrats are saying that Republican rule in
Rhode Island is broken.
The contest was the most protracted and stub
bornly fought In the political history of the
stat.. The last notable struggle for the office
of Senator in Rhode Island was in 1575. when
General Ambrose E. Burnside. of Civil War
fame, was elected on the 28th ballot. «
Armed Band Takes '$'5,000 from
Postofficc and Escapes.
rtliMatonni April 23.— A band of armed rob
bers drove up to the post office here this after
noon, made the officials hold up their hands
under penalty of being Bhot. took SJVOOO <>f the
postoffice funds and escaped, leaving no trace
Of their identity.
General Yon Einem's Speech in
Support of Army Budget.
Berlin, April 23. — General yon Einem. Minister
cf War. In the discussion in the Reichstag to
day of the army appropriation, outlined the dif
ficulties encountered by th« army administration
recently because of the purpose of the govern -
ment to rearm the field artillery, the foot artil
lery and the Infantry as quickly as possible Th
rearmament of the infantry has been compli
cated, the minister explained, by the new am
munition, but the sum granted for these put
r , 0) «oa was not only sufficient, but probably
would leave a surplus for future demands. Th«»
extraordinary expenses in the army appropria
tion for 1907 Include |l«.2M.«00 for rebuilding
The minister said he thought It would be pos
sible to complete the rearming and the rebuild
ing of fortifications before an outbreak of war —
before these weapons were absolutely required.
He had been urged to hasten these improve
ments, but he had not done so, as he had full
confidence In the power of the army, even with
out the aid of new arms and reconstructed forts.
It was the desire of the government, however,
that German soldiers should have the best weap
ons In existence. After the rearmament wad
completed, the minister said, he was convinced
th« army estimates would decrease.
No member of the Reichstag could wish. Gen
eral yon Elnem went on. for conditions similar
to those In France two years ago.
In conclusion, the minister said: "We wish to
be ready for war. and our aim must be to keep
th« army in this state."
Mrs. Augustus T. P(ht Has Hus
band Arrested.
Mrs Augustus T. Post accuses her husband,
the bfinker, of beating her at their apartments
in the Holland House last Sunday. In court
yesterday Mrs. Post, who is grayhalred and ap
parently her husbands senior, exhibited a
braleed and scratched arm. fiho told magis
trate Baker that she had endured this treat
ment for three years and was through with It.
Mr. Post was arrested at the Holland House.
He was represented In court by Henry A. Stick
ney, of Wo, 3<» Broad street. Ho refused to dis
emm his wife's charges, saying that everything
would be amicably settled. The case was ad
journed to May 1 at the request of Mrs. Post,
who was unable to have present her counsel.
Battle & Marshall. She Is now living at the
Mrs. Post said last night at the Buckingham
that she had instructed her lawyer to bring suit
for divorce. Mrs. Post was a daughter of Major
John S. Thacker, of New Orleans. She waa
married to John & Kaye. nf that city, when
seventeen years old. and was divorced from him
n few years later. She met Post in I^on-lon In
IN<«>, and was married in this city six months
■^j r ' post Is a member of the banking firm of
X* D Shephard & Co., nf No. 31 Nassau street.
He is an Amherst graduate, secretary of the
>ero Club and member of the Automobile and
other welJ known clubs.
Geological Surrey Superintendent Insane on
Way Home to Philadelphia.
|l!y T«-I»Kr:ip*i to The Tribune!
Columbus, April 23.— Becoming demented on
a Pennsylvania train on his way from Chicago
to Philadelphia to-day, Frank If. Thompson.
superintendent of the United States Geological
Survey station at Grant Reese Camp, Meaaa,
Arizona, fought the train crew all the way
from Ixigansport. Indiana, to Columbus He
was removed to the police station here. and.
after violent ravings, became Qojet.
The turnkey left the cell, and when he re
turned later, found Thompson hanging by his
beit from the bars of the cell. dead. He leavta
a wlto and family In Philadelphia.
Miss A. T. J canes Creates Fund —
Washington and Frissell Trustees.
Philadelphia, April 2.1.— A pift of $ 1 .000.00 J
for a fund for rudimentary schools for Southern
negroes was announced here tonight, t The
giver Is Miss Anna T. Jcanes. of this* city.
Booker T. Washington, head of Tuskegee In
stitute, and Hollls Burke Frissell, head of the
Hampton Normal and Industrial Institute, are
named a< trustees of the fund, hut neither of
the Institutions they represent will share in the
gift. The income of, the (1,000,000 Is to be u?ed
Cor the sole purpose, of assisting in the "South
ern United States community, country and rural
schools for the great class of m-Kmes to whom
the small rural and community schools are
alone available.*' The deed of gift was executed
yesterday, and in it Mr. Washington and Mr.
Frissell are empowered to appoint a board of
trustees in connection with the fund. The
Pennsylvania Company for Insurances on Lives
and Granting Annuities, of this city, will act as
fiscal agent for the trustees.
' Miss Jeanes Is about eighty years old, and
comes from an old and wealthy family that has
been prominent for more than ■ century in the
Society of Friends. She has long been inter
ested In the welfare of negroes, and has been
a contributor to institutions for their education.
She has known Mr. Washington for a decade.
In transferring the $1,000,000 to the trustees
Miss Jeanes says:
Trusting and believing In the practicable and
far reaching good that may result from the
moral and elevating influence of rural schools
for negroes in ths Southern States, taught by
reputable teachers, 1 do hereby appoint Booker
T. Washington, of Tuskegee, Ala., and Hol
lls Burke Frissell, of Hampton, Va., and their
successors In the trust appointed and created
as hereinafter directed, the trustees of an en
dowment fun-i in perpetuity of <•»»>.<•'•*►, which
Is hereby created, to be known as "The Fund
for Rudimentary Schools for Southern Negroes."
The income thereof shall be devoted to the sole
purpose of assisting in the Southern United
States community, country and rural schools
for the great class of negroes to whom the small
rural and community schools are alone avail
Should the said Booker T. Washington or the
paid Hollis Burke Friaael] die or decline to serve
before they shall have established the board of
trustees of said endowment fund, or if. for any
reason, the same shall not have been consti
tuted by them within a period of six months
from this date, then I request ami empower the
trustees of the Hampton Normal and Agricul
tural Institute and the trustees of the Tuskegee
Normal and Industrial Institute to select and
create from members of their own boards a
special board of trustees to act as trustees of
the said endowment fund in perpetuity hereby
created; and I direct that such board apply
the income upon said fund In like manner solely
toward the maintenance and assistance of rural,
community and country schools for the South
ern negroes and to encourage moral Influence
and social refinement which shall promote peace
In the land and good will among men.
In a statement signed by Messrs. Washington
and Frlswll they say:
While- we cannot apeak definitely, we f*ei
quite sure that It will be the aim Of the trus
tees of this fund to work in hearty sympathy
and close co-operation with the county .'tn.t
state officers In assisting; schools, and ii will h«
the policy of the trustees to use the Interest of
this fund in a way to stimulate self-help and
not replace local schools, but to supplement the
money being appropriated b) Houtlßiri states
toward the education of the Negro.
We think we cannot too emphatically state
that not one cent of this money will go to help
the Hampton Normal and Industrial Institute,
nor to the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial In
stitute, and will in r..> way relieve the neprls
of these Institutions. Every cent will go tow
ard helping the rural schools, according to Miss
Jeanes's wish and directions.
Has Invested -$18,000,000 in Mort
gages — A More Loans.
An official announcement was marln yesterday
that Mrs. Margaret O. Sage, widow of Russell
Sage, had loaned all the money she Intended to
lend on real estate In Manhattan Island. The
total sum of the mortgages on Manhattan prop
erty which she now holds is about $18,000,000.
The first mortgage loan from Mrs Rage was ob
tained early In the year. Since January 1 to
date about $134,000,000 has been loaned on bon.l
and mortgage on Manhattan Island property, 'if
which vast sum a little leas than one-seventh
of the total amount has been contributed by Mrs.
The last mortgage loan ;dv*>n by Mrs. Sat?"
was for $1,000,000, at 4Vi per cent, for about five
years, on the premises at the southwest corner
of 47th street and Fifth avenue, owned by Simon
Frank*!. All the loans were placed through
Douglas Robinson. Charles S. Brown & Co.
Some of the principal loans made by Mrs. Sage
were: $1,200,000 on the New York Hippodrome
property; $1,660,000 on the Hotel Rreslln; $2,
500,000 on the Park Row Building; $1,500,000 to
the Lands Purchase Company on Its property,
Cl.l by irregular, on the south side of Wall
street, 107.6 feet west of William street; $175,000
on the plot, 87.3 by 46.1 feet, at the northwest
corner of 62d street and Broadway, $450,000 on
a plot 47.2 by 95.9 feet on the south side of 34th
street, 643 feet east of Seventh avenue; $360,000
to the Tischenor-Grand Company, on Its prem
ises. 7, by 200.10 feet, on the north side of 61»t
street. 100 feet west of Central Park West, and
$270,000 on the parcel, 98.9 by 106.8 feet, at the
southwest corner of 25th street and Fourth
South Dakota Official Charged with
Misuse of Funds.
Chicago, April 23. — Charles C. King, president
of the First National Bank of Scotland. 8. D.,
was arrested here to-day by lieputy United
States Marshals Griffith and Donovan.
The arrest was made on Information received
by the office of the United States District Attor
ney in this city from William <J. Porter, the Dis
trict Attorney at Sioux Palls, S. I>. The charges
against King are misapplication of the funds of
the bank in the sum of $21.1177 and issuing to
himstlf nine certificates of deposit of $s,o»*>
each and then converting the money to his own
The deputy marshals searched the city for two
days and finally found King in a hotel within
a half square of their own office. He expressed
much astonishment at his arrest and said that
It was due to the spite work of his enemies. He
expressed willingness to return to South Dakota
without extradition proceedings and denied vig
orously that he had committed any Illegal acts
while In charge of the bank.
I . ■
Stricken with Tonsilitis in lowa and Obliged
to Cancel Engagements.
Ottumwa, lowa. April 23.— Dr. John Watson ("lan
Haetaren"), who arrived st Mount Pleasant, lowa.
to-day to address th- students of lowa Wesleyan
University, was taken seriously ill with tunsilltis
and was removed to a io3pitaL All bis engage
ment* have been cancelled.
Court for Rich Inventor Held in
Street — Brother Accuser.
Magistrate Walsh held court In the wet street
in front cf the Wf-st Side police court yester
day. The prisoner was James Bartlett Ham
mond, president of the Hammond Typewriter
Company, and inventor of the machine that
bears his name. He was held on a charge of
Insanity, and committed to Bell^vue for exam
The prisoner had been arrested a few minutes
before at his home in the Cumberland Hotel. He
sat In a cab with a keeper, and smiled serenely
at the proceedings. A motley throng surrounded
the cab.
The warrant had been sworn out by a brother,
Thomas V. Hammond, of New RocheUe.
"Are you Mr. Hammond?" asked Magistrate
Walsh, of the old man In the cab.
"I am," came from the smiling lips.
"How do you feel?" asked the court.
"They say I'm nut well," and the smile broad
The brother testified that the man in the cab
was a habitual drunkard, a user of drugs and
a squanderer, who spent his money on disreputa
ble persons. Albert Bryce. manager of the type
writer company, added that when he woul.i
present valunble documents to the alleged luna
tic for consideration he would be greeted with
songs like 'I Wish I Was in Dixie" and be told
"paddle your own canoe."
•Often," mid the witness, "when I would urgo
Mr. Hammond to rend tho documents he would
threaten !■> put a padlock on the factory and
dose it. He Imagined his employes were try-
Ing to get his property from him."
Dr. Carlos F. Macdonald, tho alienist, testified
that from a casual examination of tho defendant
he believed him insane. Dr. Coley, also an ex
pert on Insanity, with an office at No. 5 Park
avenue, testified in like style.
Accompanying the warrant were two affidavits
signed by Thomas F. Hammond and Albert
The brother sain the prisoner was a victim
of locomotor ataxia in a bad form and was a
menace, to the public.
Mr. Bryce said the man was drunk at least
once every day In the last year, and used drugs,
especially antipyrene. In enormous quantities.
He said accommodation had been refused at
several hotels in this city because of his of
fensive conduct and habits; that last December
he was placed In a sanatorium in Tonkera, but
that the proprietor refused to receive him. He
said Mr. Hammond bad a large incom*.
Mr. Hammond was born In Boston In IS-'iO. the
son of Thomas and Harriet W. Hammond. He
was graduated from the. University of Vermont
In 1861. Later he attended Union Theological
Seminary, nnd studied philosophy and silence at
the University of Halle, Germany' During the
Civil War he was a correspondent. At the close
Of the war he devote,} many years to mechanical
experiments, nn.l patented. In 1880, his type
writing machine.
Succumbs to 'Accidental Poisoning —
Wedded in Hospital.
William Archllaua De Witt, of No. 124 East
(Stli street, who was married to Miss Elizabeth
Dennlston Nellson. of No. 133 West 7Sth street,
on April 17 while sick in bed In tho Roosevelt
Hospital, died there yesterday, Coroner's Phy
sician Philip O'Hanlon performed an autopsy on
the body late In the afternoon, and gave the
cause of death as mercurial poisoning .
That Mr Pi> Witt had swallowed the poison
was n.it known until the autopsy was performed,
for at the time of the wedding it was said he
was Buffering from peritonitis.
At his bedside at the time of his death were
his wife ami his mother and father. Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas I •»> Witt. Mr. De Witt Is a wealthy
coal merchant
According to the Coroner, Mr. D»> Witt on
April 15. two days before the day set for his
wedding, dissolved a tablet containing seven ru><l
a half grains of bichloride of mercury in a
glass .lust before he retire,! for the night. He
went t" sie.p, the Coroner learned, but during
th^ night he awoke, ami, becoming thirsty,
drank the tumbler of water In which he hud
dissolved the poison. He became sick and In
formed his parents of taking the poison.
<in the following morning, when his fiancee
learned of the Ulneaa, she hurrie.l to the hoapttal
and they decided to have the ceremony per
formed <'n the day set for tho wedding. Miss
N.iis.. a an<l Mr. I>.- Witt had been engaged for
a long time.
Coroner Harburger saM last night that he
would hold an Inquest next w*>ek.
.virs De Witt is one of three daughters of Mr.
and Mrs. Alfred Nellson. She lives In th« Pal
ermo apartments, in Kast ?>7th street.
Controller Joy Says "Double Barrelled De
tective Stories" Are "Literary Junk."
| Bj T.l-nrnph to Thi> Tribune ]
IH»trolt. April 28.- "Literary Junk" is the way
Controller Joy, of Detroit, designate! Mark
Twain's "Douhln Barrelled Detective stories,"
placing his work of that naniH in the same class
as tho '•Pink Fairy Rook" and "The Lilac Sun
bonnet" series. Controller Joy's remarks were
called forth by the report that the public li
brary Is no badly crowded that there is no room
for new books. He says that in his opinion
fully T5 per cent of the- books purchased are of
the lovesick novel typo, poems or boy hero tales.
Controller Joy has included "Double Barrelled
I>etective Stories" in a list of some of the works
that he says ought to lie thrown out of the li
Caught by Secret Service Officers When It
Landed in Buffalo.
[By T.?leKraph to The Tribune. 1
Buffalo, April 23. — A box bearing (he post
mark of Villa San Giovanni. Province of Cala
bria, Italy, and labelled "sausages," was de
livered at No. 103 Canal street by the American
Express Company this afternoon. A few min
utes later Dominlco Suraci emerged from the
store with the package under his arm and van
arrested by Lewis W. Gammon, Treasury Secret
Service officer for the Buffalo District, Secret
Service Officer Peter A. Rubano, of New York,
who had followed the box to Buffalo, and Chief
of Police Regan. Captain Notter and Defectives
Newton. Murray and Walsh and Deputy Mar
shal Conklln.
A search was made of Suracl's room, and
about $100 In counterfeit American nick
els were found In a drawer. Francisco Suraci
and <3aetanrt Semenza, to whom tho package
waa addressed, were also taken into custody.
Tho treasury secret service officers say this is
the first instance <>n record where American
money has been counterfeited in Italy and sent
to the I'nited States.
that made the high hall famous.— Advt.
Report Illinois Will Support Latter
at Convention.
[By Tele-rqah to The Tribune^.
Indianapolis. April 23.— Friends of Vlce-Presl
dent Fairbanks are congratulating themselves
to-night over the results of the conference at the
Fairbanks home last night. Mr. Fairbanks. It
is understood, is to receive the solid vote of Illi
nois in the national convention, after a compli
mentary vote Is given to Mr. Cannon.
They assert with much confidence that Speaker
Cannon realizes that he could not be nominated
for the Presidency and that he will be content
with a complimentary vote from his own state,
his real ambition being to be re-elected Speaker.
The Speaker was ono of a party that left here
to-day for the Jamestown Exposition, for the
special purpose. It is said, of pushing the Fair
banks boom among men of the South who will
be at th« exposition. The men who compose.!
the party were Senator Co— en way. Congress
man Watson. United States District Attorney
Keallng and several member? of the Republican
State Central Committee.
Vice-President Loses $SSOJMO in
Fire at Springfield, Ohio.
Springfield. Ohio. April 2T'».— The Indianapolis
Frofj and Switch Company, a large manufact
uring concern, owned by Vice- President Fair
batiks an<l operated by his brother. N". H. Fair
banks, and his brother-in-law. M. 1.. MilliK.m,
was totally destroyed by fire late to-ni^hr.
The buiUing covered three acres. X. H. Fair
banks said the loss wvtdd reach fß3ftHiO> Ha
could not state what insurance, was carried
The fire was discovered by the night watch
man, but not until It was too !ate to make an
effective fight against it. The origin of tho Bra
hii* not been learned.
The Kelly Road Roller Company and th«
Fairbanks Company, another large concern
owned by the Vlee-Prealdent and devoted to the
manufacture of piano plates, were in danger, but
both were saved.
Governor Magoon Proclaims Pardon
to Former Rebels.
Havana. April Governor Magoon to-day
signed a decree granting amnesty to tho mem
bers of the armed forces of Cuba who have
bepn found guilty of committing offences in the
recent rebellion.
So Inferior Marble Was Used in
Capitol, Says Witness.
Harrisburg. Perm.. April 38.— feature of
to-day's hearing before .the capitol investigating
commission was the testimony of sub-con
tractors under George F. Payne & Co.. general
contractors for the new c*-oit<M. that Payne had.
rendered a number of bills on their office sta
tionery for extra work on the building: which
they did not recognize as having been made
out by members of their firms.
The testimony of Jacob M. Schenk. of Leb
anon, showed that the figures which he quoted
on serpentine marble for the Senate and House
chambers were too low to please Joseph M. Hus
ton, architect of th«» Capitol, and Philip H.John
pin. a Philadelphia architect, and a brother-in
law of Israel W. Durham, ex-Stat* Insurance
Shenk mentioned the name of a Mr. Rood, a
third parly, now dead, who had informed him
that "the gang had to be fixed* and that the
marble to be furnished should b« $15 a cubic
foot Instead of $5. which as the price quoted
by th^ witness.
Shenk declined to make terms with them, and
an effort to open another quarry near Shenk's
quarry was made by men whom the witness
mentioned. They did not carry out their plans,
however, and finally the specifications for t * 1• •
serpentine marble were ignored, he said, and
marble of an inferior quality was supplied.
Tev Names of Council men Added
to Tube Cit i/ Bribe List.
[nv T- >innr v ' * a Tfc» Trilxine j
lMttsburg. April TB. flows rather startling
things were laid bare in tho Tube City graft
cases to-day. One was tho announcement that
mi tho list of Ooondhnen ■"willing to be bribed."
according to Councilman William A. Martin,
are the names of twenty-eight instead of eigh
teen, as was supposed. This list was ROt made
pvbtte to-day, as had been promised, because
the continual hearing in the prant cases was
postponed by mutual consent until next Satur
day. Kach smle. profeaeea tn have something of
weight in reserve and more time was wanted to
frame matters up.
Mr. Marron announced to-night that he would
Insist on Martin taking tho stand tho moment
the list Is made public ami will attempt to wring
from him a full statement. If Martin refuses lo
talk, Marron says lie will have him arrested for
attempting to obstruct justice.
Jack London Starts on Six Years' Cruise
from San Francisco.
San Franciaco, April *_'.">.— Jack London's sail
boat, the Shark, started to-day for Honolulu,
tho first port on a six years' cruise around the
world. The vessel Is forty-five feet long, ketch
rigged, and Us occupants*, besides Ijondnn and
his wife, are Herbert S. Stoltz, a Stanford gradu
ato and athlete; Roscoe Fames, captain: Martin
Johnson, cook, and a Japanese cabin boy.
Takes Him to Station; Bails Him Out — False
Fire Alarm the Crime.
In the belief that bin son should be arrested and
punished for turning In a false fire alarm. Oeorgo
r. BUke. of No. 205 West «7th street, after he had
obtained a confession from the ten-year-old boy.
took him last night to the West 6Sth street station,
where a charge of malicious mischief was made
against him.
On last Friday afternoon a false alarm of fire
wna turned in from 75th street and Amsterdam
avenue. Policeman Bollon Immediately started an
investigation. Interrogating a large number of the
children, who wore on their way home from the
public school tn West 77th street. He finally ue
clded that the Blake boy was guilty and toM the
boy's parents of hts suspicions.
The boy was released on hail furnished by his
father. He will he arraigned In the children's court
this morning.
"Ita purity baa made It famous."— Advt.
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Believed to Have Backed Broker m
Stolen Stock Case.
Officials of the Trust Company of America,
from which bonds now believed to have been
worth $300,000 were taken by W. O. Douglas?,
assistant loan clerk, believe there was a third
man back of O. M. Dennett, the broker who
hypothecated the securities taken by Douglass.
It was to get Information about this mar., who
Is said to be better known In Wall Street than
either Douglass or Dennett, that the arrest of
the latter, which was decided on early yester
day, was not formally made until nearly •
o'clock last night. So far as could be learned,
however, Dennett refused to reveal any of the)
transactions of the suspected third person.
The formal complaint, signed by OnkleteJa
Thome, president of the trust company, charge*
Oliver M. Dennett with receiving sixty-on*
bonds of the Chicago. Rock Island & Paclflo
Railroad, par value $I.«XX>. between April 19,
1000. and April VJ. 1907. "knowing the same to
have been stolen." These were the Rock Island
5 per cent bonds of the Issue of May 1. 100 C.
which were first found la be missing.
It was learned last night that the trust com-,
pany now has physical possession of all th« I
securities taken by Douglass, so far as they
have been able to determine by a careful ex
amination. This was done by paying to a
number of brokers, who hail innocently received
them as collateral for stock speculation, the
amount of the losses on those transactions. la :
a statement given out by ex-Judge Morgan J.
O'Brien, counsel for the company. In the after
noon it was said that the maximum loss of th*>
company could not exceed ?t4i>,l)Ca As broker*
usually requir* a surplus of from -** to -'* per
cent in making loans on bonds, it is believed
that the securities guaranteeing these losses
must have been valued at nearly $200,000.
In addition to these. $2O.»«)O in bonds wer*
recovered from the mattresses of the bed In j
the room of Dennett at the Manhattan Club on
Monday, and $25,000 worth of securities wens
turned over to the trust company by another
broker, who asked for no reimbursement. Then
it is understood that some of the accounts of
Dennett & Douglass did not show a total loss. ,
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It is calculated, therefore, by persons of virid*>
experience in Wall Street that the total vales
of bonds taken by Douglass from the trust
company must have been In the neighborhood
of $300,000. it is understood that the assistant
loan clerk, who on account of his position could
not appear openly as a speculator, turned over
all the bonds to Dennett, who hypothecated
them and opened speculative accounts with sev
eral brokers. Dennett #has been trading thf*
way for about two years, and it is thought that
the thefts of Douglass may have been going on
for that time, although the complaint against
Dennett refers to one year only.
The statement which was Issued by Mr-
O'Brien following a meeting of the executlTO
committee of the trust company said retarding
the loss of the company:
"If the- contention of our counsel is sustained
that the stolen bonds or their proceeds may b*
recovered from those to whom they were d*»
livered, the trust company will lose nothing." ■
This means that, whereas the trust company
is now out the $140,000 it was obliged to pay
the brokers to recover physical possession of the
bonds. It hopes to be able to recover this amount
by civl! suits. There were lawyers and others
In Wall Street yesterday, however, win were
Inclined to think that the Innocent holders ->f
unregistered bonds, such as th*s<» were, could
not be forced to lose the money fwey had ad
vanced on them, even if It developed lfct?r they
ha.l been stolen, In any case the litigation tor
the recovery of the money will probably be a
lons one.
As the bonds were among those ••sawed by
customers of the trust company as collateral on
loans which might be paid at any rime and r*i»
ret'irn r>t the bonds demanded, it was of first
importance that the physic?'-! possession 'ef flh*.
bonds should he retrained by th<» company nt
In the light of yesterday's devr>lopm?nt« the
extreme personal activity of •••ikleigh Thorn*,
president; William. H. Chesebroush, one of th*
directors. and other directors of th* company,
was significant. Since th* th»ft was aVal dis
covered on Saturday these men have had Mtla.
sleep, it seems that Mr. Thorn- joined the T*in
aertea man and IVt^ctlv? Quinn outside th*
Manhattan Club en Monday mornins and halted
Mr Dennett when he came out.
It was the president si th* trust company who
assisted the detectives in searching th» broker's
room. There has not been a move madf> In th»
case in which Mr. Thorns has not had a per
sonal part. Yesterrlay Mr. Ches,^hrnugh. after
running around all da] between the court and
the lawyer's offVes, wound up with the warrant
for Dennett at the latter*! 1 mv>\ looking a? II
he had been in a Tar! bath. In spite of th*
fact that both Douglass and Dennett were under
arrest, he looked n;Ui-h worried.
It seems that Dennett had been under sur
veillance since Sunday. After the search of hi*
room at the Manhattan Club «>n Monday morn
ing a Pinkerton man attached himself to th*
broker, who was never out of his sight until th*
warrant was served on him last night. He was
told that the detective would allow him perfect
freedom of movement, but must insist on being
with him every instant. They slept together on.
Monday night and went to the broker's offlc*
together yesterday morning. Incidentally, th*
detective tried to learn what he could about Mr.
Dennett's methods of high finance. They had
not been at the office long when the first detec
tive was reinforced by another Pinkerton man.
And. so anxious were the officials of the trust
company that Dennett should not escape that
they called up Police Headquarters at noon and
asked that two Central Office men be sent to
Dennett's office. Detectives Drlscoll and Mo-
Carty. from the Wall Street bureau, were sent
around on the jump to keep their eye on th*
man pending the arrival of the warrant.
With Dennett was a friend, an expert account
ant from Boston, who said he had been asked
by the broker to come on and look over hi*
books. He said he had known Dennett for
many years, and would trust him with any
amount of money. Forbes J. Hennessy. th*
broker's lawyer, came in several times in th*
course of the afternoon.
Mr. Dennett came out anil walked down th*
corrldcr to another office on the same floor foar
or five times through the lane of newspaper
men waiting for the arrival of the warrant. Th*
FnkevWM man always fallowed several feet he
hind and one of the Central Office men brought
up the rear. Although he was making a giant
effort to appear at ease Dennett was evidently
Meantime. Mr. Thome and John J. Cloonan, of
the law firm of Parker. Hatch «t Sheehan, which
has taken charge of the criminal side of the case
for the trust company, were at th? West Sid*
court getting, the warrant. Mr. Thorn* arrived

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