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MY ARREST ANOTHER "IXTERXA TIOXAL" MAN. Insurance Ballot Investigation Brings in "Man Higher Up" District Attorney Jerome, it was rumored in Hie Criminal Courts Building yesterday, is seek ing evidence against a "man higher up" in the management of the international committee than either Qeorge R. Bcucharn, Charles F. Carrlngton or Char!e« Stirrup, who already are under arrest on the charge of conspiracy to cir cumvent a proper election In the New York Life. The District Attorney, it is said, does not be lieve that any cf these men. in their alleged practices, acted entirely on his own initiative, but or\f of them at least took his cue from an other man higher up. connected v.ith the com mift«e. This m?n who. according to the rumor, pos sesses wealth, brains and no little Influence In die community, has received Intimations Within the last few days of the District Attorney's search for evidence agai;it.t him, and. according to his Mends, will leave no stone unturned to prevent his Inculpation. None the less, accord lag to the nine rumor, the District Attorney's office If quietly petting evidence against him, and should the evidence be sufficiently conclu sive, of course, will not hesitate an Instant to mote out to him the same treatment accorded to the three men lower down" already under ar rest. At about the time of the three arrests, It la asM, this man was in communication with the District Attorney's office, when ho declared his entire innocence of any complicity In the al leged practices. If not before, at the trial of the throe men »t for next week the District Attorney's office expects that interesting- evidence will emerge bearing; on this very point. Meanwhile the Dis trict Attorney has pledged all parties concerned in the case to strict secrecy. The evidence in the ease now in Mr. Jerome's possession . includes several documents, It tn paid, tending to show that Mr. Bcrugham In his 'correspondence with certain policyholdera stated that in opening ballots he was operating under Missis. Olney. Tracy. Parker. Gray and rntennyer's construction of the Insurance stat utes. POL.ICTHOLDER ASKED INFORMATION- Correspondence In one such alleged case came Into a Tribune reporter's hands yesterday in tho form if a letter from a New York Life poliryhokler in the Oranges to Mr. Bcrugham, and Mr. Bcrugham's reply. According to this correspondence the policy-holder, whose name and address are withheld for tho present, wrote to the international pollcyholders* committee, at No. .:" Broad street, on December .">. 1906, as follows: After a careful reading of the law governing tbe election of directors for the New York Lite Insurant Company. I am convinced that those policybolders who <-hoose to ■•"'•" by ballot are required to «nd their ballots In a sealed enve lope. addrr«sed to the company, Instead of in an unsealed envelope inclosed in another em »• lope addrei» c^d t« Mr. Olney, an you recontly advisfd policybolders to do. There is no doubt Iti my mind"! hat The Intent of the law Is to pro vide fora Becrcti sealed baHo.t to ':.• sent dlr<v-t to the company: Thf law specifically states that "Such envelope containing the ballot, sealed and postpaid, may be mailed by the pollcyholder to or dm be, delivered at the home (See of the company.". 1 '-a:, find no provision in the law which con lempiates th* r^reipt of hail^t*. either pealed or un**-al*il, by your committee.' or by any one else other than t!i» company. i read in tho newspapers about ion days .'■•K" the statement of your general manager. Mr. Bcrogteamj to th» pffect that U." per cent of the bailot" received i>y >our commit top did not com ply with the- requirement* of ' it* law. and that ThoKo.-wer*: being s--<-nt ick to |bl i holders for « orreci!n?i. [low traa It possible for him to know that to be a fact unleffi some ne In your ofn<-*i had op*-nod the .aosio^ bailout sent to your com mittee by policyholders •• ho followed your In- Ftructior.p 3'-<-orr!^anylng the first and second *»tp of ballots you sent us? can It be possible that th«> managers of >o;;r campaign, who have repeatedly char^eij the n.anagonient of the New York Life with evasion and violation of the laws with reg;-rd to procuring ballots, have deliber ately opened *ea!f-d ballots in direct violation of the law which roads: "Any person concealing or withholding or participating !n the concealment or withhold'; ing from trio inspector?, or. not being an In *poci"r. opening, or being privy to the opening of any Bwh •■ elope, shall be guilty of a mis demeanor." In view of your : 'parent action it is not strange a&x tho chief insurance officer of the 'tare, in a letter addressed to a pollcybolder which I have road, states that your action "may be contested by criminal proceedings be tore a magistrate or in court." To make surf- that my vote, conforms to the r?<iuirements of law I have mailed anothe,- bal lot in ■■ sealed envelope direct to th< company, find In order thai I ay not be disfranchised I demand of your committee the ret urn of my tallot addro«sed to the Hon. Richard Olney *ome ton day? ago. and for this purpose I in close a return stamped envelope. According to the correspondence, on Decem ■tt 8 Mr. .Scrughar:) wrote the following reply: Replying to your esteemed favor of the sth ■ r '' ■• m arc «>orroet In quoting the Now York insurance law as follows: ■"Purr envelope containing the ballot, sealed a -'i postpaid, may ■■• mailed by th*' poltpy • '•' -•• •• or may be delivered at, th< home office of the company." I direct ycur attention to the following (acts. Envelopes pent ••> the Hon. Richard Oinev, dtairman, -' do!iv>rod at the home office of tbe company in aealed envelopes under the abovt provision. The statement made In the cewspapera which you quote was correct. If we '•ad not taken the precaution to have policy bolders' ballots sent to the Hon. Richard t >lii.y M that the name could be chocked before de -i'.eriiig: to the company, at least 2.1 per cent of '!»> pollcyholders who desired to vote the pol- Icyholders' ticket would have been disfran chised. I direct your attention to the fact that these ballots are sent to the Hon. Richard Ol- Bey. chairman of this committee, and naturally. «* It is our mail, mo have a perfect right to apeti tame and see thai the ballots are correct •efon they are finally sealed and delivered to Urn borne office of the company. I also direct your attention to the fact that any envelope con tained j R a] , envelope received by tills commit^ tee addressed direct to the company is dellv *"! '■• tho Sot of the company without beins %ened. This miire law was carefully gone over with our Messrs. nir.ey. Tracy. Parker, Gray and lin lenayer, and wo aro operating und«r their con atrnctloo of the« . statute*!, and no pollcyholder weed fear dlsfranchlsement II he has complied ,. !:!i the ln'-tructlon« sent out with th« ballots raai nave been mailed by this committee, Hal 'ots sent to this committee that are correct are JmraUr*<i and til' '1 it will not malte any dlf ;7' n '" you file forty ballots, only one of them S~2 <ount "nd the <IfJt< ' " ehown on that bal 'ot would goverj) the Brst one counted if it w&a »rert or if it was Incorrei . the second one, ' c ' l! would be a hopeless task to attempt to • ' *nrough the many thousand ballots that we men and pick out the one that you sent That not all the men cited by Mr. Bcrusjtem 'J nis "ballot opening" letter had cognisance of J "■ practices on which the three arresti'were '*>**$. was Indicated by the visit' of one of them w ve»u-; of tbe New York J^if^ canvass, a few ctys ■*•* *c three arrests. On the invitation m a clove friend, this oonunltteeman, who la a»s* repute ' n tll<s logal profession, vlilted :* aoane of the caavaa* and saw, tha condition tu^T* ° r '"' VoX<i ~ ******* »y the mterna j"*« COrnmiUCe ' After he had expressed pro —va< * aatonlsSiment at th*- condition of affairs Oaasasssi on aasaasl pagaji To-<lay. rain. To-ja«TOW. fair; norlliwc»t nin<is. COXTROL OF DOM IX GO. Treaty Ratified— Way Clear to Set tle Republic's Debts. Santo Domingo, May 3. — The new treaty be tween the I'nited State? and Santo Domingo, Intruded to replace the treaty which has been pending before the United States Senate for the last two years, waa ratified by the Dominican Congress to-day. The Dominican treaty marks a new departure In the relations of the United States with the smaller republics oi the Western Hemiaphere, for in the case of Santo Domingo the L'nlted States now h»-omes legally a trustee In a financial sense, and In the discharge of Its new duties must «•> as fnr in th« preservation of order as is necessary for the control of the custom bouses and the colleu ii..Ti of t> •■ republl ;'e rev< i The treat) really had Its birth In a revolution. the American government was pres settlement of the claims of i 1i 1 - Itlzens against Santo Domingo In Deceml 190*. President Mo rales, being beset by revolutionists, and to obtain the moral support •>( the I'nited States, entered Into an agreement wit . Captain DlUlng of tl c Ame I m na\-y. under thi terms of ■ .i. an cust >m l»ous« - were to '<>■ the Americans and the foreign Indebt edness of thi country discharged from the receipts Rejected at Washington, this agreement gave place on March ■'; "■•<:>. to .< modua ■>!-,•■• li, which has been In force to th ! > time. This placed nn Ameri can collector in charge, and provided for the de posit in New V..ik of 63 per cent of th<> customs receipts for the benefli of the Dominican creditors. The modua i-lvendl did not save Morales from po :jti. al destruction, for he was overcome by tho revolutionists, and hia Vice -President, t;>-:. ral Caceres, Installed as President. T)ie modua vK*endl, however, resulted benefl tally. a.* far a* the little republic's finances wen cerned Not only <ii! it lend to the di posit In New Vnrk ol 13,000,060, which will now be placed to the T«v:it of the Dominican government, but that gov ernment hni< had more available money during th<> period of iis operation thuTi ' any other time i". Itc history This st«t« of affairs resulted from a more economical administration, the suppression of smuggling and I •■ ■ ■•■ • iragement <•( business. The Dominican government also tim'.p it*»-lf h pos sfsp!..', of four fine coastguard fitters, '.'ullt in th<» rni'p.i state... forming an effective force for the protection of 1 toms i •- and avail able for all public isi ■ The substance of the modus Vivendi. In the snap* of a treaty, was pending bef< re the United States H<M;at<- when Secret* Root assumed office Rec ognizing the force of the objection* which devel oped to Its ratification he set about recasting the document, and on February 19 last the treaty which has just been rat fled was submitted to the Senate. Tbe way had been paved by an agree ment between Federlco Velasquez, the Dominican Minister of Finance, and the creditors "f the r>* publlc whereby the latter agreed to .i 60 per cent redtction in their claims If these were settled In cash. A New York hanking hoi • undertook to advance the money for thts purpose, accepting .'or the 120,000.060 5 per cent fifty-year bonds, which will now be promptly issued, with the result that all the creditors of Santo Domingo will be em bodied in this slngln New York firm. The. new treaty recites In Its protocol this .icr ment and the stipulations for the settlement of th* debt. It provides In Its first article for the appoint ment by the President of the United -> -.o of a receiver of customs, to collect the Dominican reve nues as long as the bonds are outstanding, a period variously estimated nt from twenty to fort years. This collector is to pay the expenses of the re ceivers! tho Interest on the bonds and the annual sums required for amortisation of the bonds; and then urn the remainder of the receipts over to •'• Dominican government. On the -'*' osy of each month he <s to pay JIOO.WW to •.!••• ri>cn.l a.v Nt of tho loan If the customs receipts exceed 13.000,000 R year one-half of the surptua Khali be. applied to the sinking fund. Article 3 fruaranteFs the protection of the United States to the receiver and his up filstrm^s Article 3 pledges th'i Dominican govern ment not to Increase Kb public debt or to modify Its import duties without the consent of the United ft Colonel George R Colton lias been acting ns tho receiver of customs since '.!• " but he will be i». lleved from the office .-itx>'.it .June. I by W. K. Pul liani. at present one of the. collectors of customs i:i the Philippines. (il A TEM . iLA X A POLOGY. Part of Mexican Demand Met — To Refuse Demand for Lima. Mexico City, May 3. — Guatemala has apologized to the Mexican government for Insinuating that the Mexican Legation at Guatemala City wn« harboring; the men who are suspected of at tempting to assassinate President Cabrera of Guatemala last Monday morning. The Incident it. now closed to the satisfaction of the Mexican government. To-morrow "FA Diario" will say: "We have been officially advised that Guate mala will refuse Mexico's request for the extra dition of General Jort Lima, charged with com plicity In the assassination of General Ba the Uttr-r was under the protei tlon "f the M<-xi< an government. "On receipt of this advice Mexico will recail hf-r repreaentative and the United States will do like* Ise." WILLCOX ESTATE TO COUSINS Railroad President's Property. Valued at $1,100,000. Goes to Mothers Relatives. David Willcox, late president of the Delaware A Hudson, who committed milcld* at sea last week, left his rotate to four cousins on his mother's aide Tho ■ •!<- is valued by William <;. Wlllcox. the dead man's cousin; at $1,100,000. It is probable thai it will be administered by William G. Willcox, with the assistance, either as ro^executor or as legal ad visor, of William S. Opdyke. The latter was a law partner of Mr. Willcox. So far as known, the only relatives present nt the funeral were William <!. Wlllco* and Professor Walter G. Willcox, of Cornell University, cousins; Mrs John Duel a cousin, and Miss Elizabeth Stew art Hamilton, a niece. None of these at least. Is considered likely to dispute the testator's disposi tion of his property. FIFTY BUILDINGS TIED UP Philadelphia. May 3. With work on about fifty Important building operations tied up as a result of the lockout declared on Thursday against the bricklayers In this city, preparations are being made by the labor organizations in the, building trades to go out on a sympathetic strike. As a forerunner of the Impentung trouble, the Council of Allied Building Trade Unions to-day adopted a resolution authorising the appointment of a com mitiee to take charge In any emergency that may arise and giving It power to act. SALISBURY^ BODY SHIPPED WEST. The body of Monroe Salisbury, the horse owner and breeder, of Ban Francisco, who died on Thurs da: night In Miss A. I* Alston's private sanato rium, at No. 26 West 61sl street, was shipped yes terday to San Francisco for burial Salisbury died from cancer of th<; throat. Jit- was known all over this country and Europe both as a breeder of raclnl horses and also as tbe owner of many fast l.»i see. MARK TWAIN AND YACHT MISSING. I By Tole*ra;>h to The Tribune. I Norfolk Va.. May The wireless station and th*.. weather observatory at Cape Henry have been appeared to in an effort to locate EL H. Rogera'a yacht Kanawha. having on board Mark Twain. The yacht has been missing since Wednesday, when there was an unconfirmed report that it had passed out of the capes, it baa not been reported officially as going -jut by the bureau office here. The Kmiawha was marooned several days in the Roads." Mr. Rogers and bis son went north by rail Vr Clemens declined to go by rail, and re- SStaed on board the Kanawha. . ■ He fretted con siderably, aa the fog would not lift. NEW- YORK. SATURDAY. MAY 4, 11)1)7. -SIXTEEN PAGES - b}T^^ffiV^t** PRICE THREE CENTS. JACKSON HAS DEPUTY. NAMES R. li. MAIIAXV. Attacked Mayer for Naming Spe cials, but Does li Himself. Attorney General Jackson, who the first week In January discovered that it was a great politi cal crime for his pred sssor. Julius Mayer, to spend the state's money for spei la] counsel, i i doing the tame thing himself. Despite the fact thai he haa regular dep uties, among them "JlmmV Donnelly, formerly of W. Bourke Cockran's oface. tf< take care <if local business, Mr. Jackson has designated ex- Congressman Rowland Blennerhasset Mahany, of Buffalo, as special counsel, t>> try to transfer from the city treaury to the state treasury about $«O.<HX) of court funds, which Mr. Jackson saya are wrongfully in the custody of the City Cham, berlain In the good old Hill days, the Attorney Gen eral and State Controller found it convenient to scattter money around the state In banks controlled by Democratic politicians, it is un derstood in Albany that if Mr. Jackson can get hold of th< $80,000 "twenty year" court fund deposits supi" l^"! to have escheated to the state, they will «" to upstate banks. Rowland Blnnnerhassct Mahany has made various visits to the City Chamberlain's office In quest of the funds, cry Chamberlain Kcenan nnd his deputy, John H. Campbell, have told him to gel ;i court order first Mr. Mahsny doea not seem to be anxious to hurry the matter. As special counsel lit- will receive paj from tho state according to the lensrh of time he devotes to the task Rowland Blennerhasse: Mahanj once repre sented a Hutt'.il i distrlc* aa a Republican in the House of Representatives. Then he nunrreiirvi with the Republican leaders and became ;i ram pant "friend of the peepul." After various po litical vicissitudes he landed In th^ Hears* camp last year. Hia appointment as special counsel by fie Attorney General is supposed to be Mr. Jackson's way of paying him for the hustling he did f.r the Hearst ticket last fall. Mr. Mahany has no specific day for assuming duties, and n>> specific remuneration. He just spends a lot of \\n\t* in New York contemplating the twenty-year court fun. ls which Mr. Jackson says the atate owns, and after :i while ii^ will turn in a bill for his services and the Attorney General will pay him whatever he pleases Mr. Mayer's employment of special counsel was, In the Judgment of the present Attorney General, a "gross misuse of official power," but the emploj I Blennerhasset Mahany he considers to !• an • : prompted by a deep sense of puhlti dv I I the over burdened taxpayers of the Empire 9 ALL SIDES OF LIFE. Birth. Death and Marriage Among Immigrants. A child was born leveral days .ie in Mrs E. .1 Natte. an Immigrant, on Ellis Island wh i arrived here recently on the H liner Poti lai Ihe v omau left R tt< . by her husband and nine children. She was Ktief stricken when she landed li<^r< tl pee ' the ' <-• died on the voyage and were burled at aea. i ■ at thi ' ■•;•!. .i :■]••■'■ ' father •• i to hav< ■ ... !;•■ was at a -■ • Hi I a i ■ ■ ■■■ Isslonei ■.'. atchon had ■ kind < and his I and the t I i istered ; a courage to ask the Conn j • • ■ '■'■ that M waa "Rol crl tl •■ Lutl ■■'■• ... ■ md request ■ . hlld be ■ hristei • ■. Robert ! tlla Natl Hla enthu warm and he !' r - luslnner !■> act as godfather for th^ child. Commissioner Watchorn was l lme to . amply with • it ' f the Jubilant father. While the child '"•■ lS being christened Mr. i, the lav ■ erl al the Island, married a in couple who ran awaj from uns; thetic parents at Hamburg When both ■•■.-•■ . were over Carloa Patarenl, ninety years old, t! • ■ len on the island, took occasion to congratulate tho couple and the father of the child who was christened Patarenl la on hla way to ."".•■■. Orleans to Join his four children, seven grandchildren and twelve great-grand children. CLEVELAND DISAPPEARANCE SOLVED. Body of Hoenig Child, Thought Kidnapped. Found in Barrel of Rubbish. Cleveland May 3. The mystery surrounding the disappearance of three year-old Alexander Hoenig. who It waa believed had been kidnapped, v.;.s cleared to-day by the discovery of the body f the boy In a large barrel near the home of his parents Th« body was concealed beneath :« lot of rubbish. Tlie police believe the child waa murdered. The !>•>• rlisapp a red laat Monday night Thf police had searched the rlty In a vain hunt for the lad. stimulated bj the offpi of a large re 9 ard for his reco\ era REYBURN BEHEADS SECRETARY FCSS. Philadelphia, May Mayor Reyburn Rum marily removed from office to-day Cyrus D. Fuss, secretary of the Civil Service Commission of this city. Foss is a son of Bishop Cyrus D. Pors, formerly Methodist Episcopal Bishop of Philadelphia, and Is a prominent member of the City party, the reform body. He was appointed by former Mayor Weaver following the political upheaval in thin city two years ago. Foss had made public a letter In which he requested that Frederick C. Dunlap, tbe newly appointed filtra tion chief, should take an examination to qual ify for the position, and for this act he was re movedi Fobs was appointed to nerve until 1011 at a, ■alary of $3,000 a year. Prior to Mayor Weav er's break with the Republican organisation, the reformers charged that the Civil Service Com mission, which controls nearly all municipal ap pointments, favored applicants Indorsed by the Republican organization. FORMER COLORADO GOVERNOR INSANE. Denver. May 3. John 1- Routt, plghty-one yeara old, thrice Governor of Colorado, was to-day de clared by a Jury to be "so in.- an.- and distracted In mind aa to render him Incapable <>f managing hia estate." Judge Charlea McCall announced that he would appoint Routt'a oldest daughter, Mrs. Emma Butler, conaervatrlx of hia estate. Tho proceedings resulted from litigation over il«" estate of the former Governor'a wife, who died six weeka ago and to whom he*had transferred most <>f hln property. It developed al the hearing that Mr. Routt la not yet aware of hla wife's death. BELL BOY STABS PORTER IN IMPERIAL. Robert Graves, a negro bell boy, and Robert Turner, white, acting head porter at th<- Hotel Imperial, fought last night In the lobby of tbe hotel over a quarter "tip, 1 and In the beat of the struggle the negro stabbed Turner in th<> ribs with ;■ long Maded pocfcetknlfe. Turner was taken to the New York Hospital and Oraves to the Tender loin police station. Turner whs not .seriously wounded AFTER ALL, USHER'S THE SCOTCH that made the highball t»mo\iß.—Airt t TREAT PROCTER HERE. HAS CASE OF RABIES. Cincinnati Soap Man Has Been at Hotel in Secret for Three Day*. William Cooper Procter, president of th* Procter \- Gamble Soap Company, of Cincinnati, father, William A. Procter, committed »ul -ide on March '-"■•. haa beer in thla city for three days suffering from rabies, and is receiv ing ihe Pasteur treatment from the physicians of the Health Department under conditions of the utcosi seor"'-r. Mr. Procter Is staying at the Hotel St. Kepi? Mr. Procter, who !s a doe; fancier and who •ne of the finest kennfis in ' >hio. was bitter, several days an « on the vighr hand while separating two of hia favorite animals which were engaged In a fipht. l,ater It was dls covered that nearly every dog In hi.^ collection was suffering from hydrophobia. Mr. i'roct^r Immediately consulted his family physician, who ed him to go at once to New fork for treatment. A special train was chartered, and made only one stop between Cincinnati and New York. Mr. Procter waa accompanied by two mem bers of hia family, and on arriving in New York ho went to the home of, Dr 1.. G. Janeway. Dr, Janewav advised him to «?•> at once to Dr*. Dan iel VV. Poor ovr. William If. Park, ot the Health 1 department, for treatni i t ••>r. found thai Mr. Procter's rUM hand was bitten in five places and that th<* teeth of the. animals had penetrated deep Into the bones Although the. wound? bad been cauterized by hia physician In Cincinnati, th»>y were recauterized and Mr. Procter was put un der a new form of treatment. Dr. Poor said last n!nr'u that, although Mr Proc ter lia/i shown no violent symptoms of hydropho bia up to the present time, hn was not yet entire ly out of dancer It will be several weeks before any serious results , an be seen If they develop Mr. Procter, however, la allowed to stay at the hotel, under constant observation. Mr. Procter la taken In an automobile every day to the Will urd Park Hospital of the Health Department, at Kast Itith Mreet nnd th^ Kast River, to have his hand re-dressed. Dr. Park .said last night that tho fact that Mr. Procter va.« nor suffering any pajn was a sign, and that he might recover without n:.v .«'•! ions results. Since Mr. Procter has been hero not even his most intimate friends have known Of it. Ho Special desired to have the matter kept quiet. The Procter homestead is In the suburb of fJlendalo. There Mr. Procter maintained a kennel of setters that cost him a fortune. The dog that bit him has been killed, but an effort is being made to gave the others, because of their value. The dogs Mr. Procter was trying to separate were frothing at the mouth, but he had no idea they wore suffering from rabies. When he interfered the dogs turned upon him. TWENTY MEX KILLED. Thirteen Hurt by Breaking of a Dam in Mexico. Ban Antonio. Tex.. May 3.— A dispatch to "The Kxpross" from Chihuahua says that one of the great walls of the Chuvisrar dam suddenly cave way yesterday, engulfing nearly forty men under the mormn weight of masonry and water. Between fifteen «nd twenty of the work men are f>nd. thirteen Injured and several other* unaccounted for. Some of the injured will die. All the victims are Mexicans. According to the version of the affair which reached here, th* men were working on a foun dation close to the foot of th* main rampart of the dam, which had already boon constructed. The main wall was weakened and gave way under the pressure The dam was being built for irrigation purposes. /;. R. THOMAS ARRESTED. Charged with Breaking Traffic Rule and I'sing Two X umbers X X Thomas, the bunker, was arrested last nlKht and taken to the West 47th .streer station, charged with violating the traffic regulatlona and also with having conflicting numbers on his automobile. Mr. Tl". ■!:.' i s .<. a -< on hia way to get his wife r.Tid a party, who were at the Lyceum Theatre, in Fort \ -tif 11 Btreet, near Broadway At 10 o'clock Mr Thomas, with hi? chauffeur, Charlea Brethauer, started to turn out of Broadway and Into 45th street Mr. Thomaa was driving the i iir Patrolman Wertheimer, of th« traffic, squad, wa« on duty at the corner, and when bo saw Mr. Thomas turn Into 4.".th street to go oast toward the theatre, the policeman stopped the car and told Mr Thomas there was "no thor oughfare" for automobiles east through this street or o.ist through 44th street, and that east bound automobiles must take either 4:-M or 4«th street. Mr. Thomas explained that bo wanted to roto t ■ the theatre, and then he was arrested nnd taken to thr station houi The number of Mr. Thomas's machine la No 13,360, N. Y.i and he had the number of his cousin; '• H. Thomas. on the front of his onr. The chauffeur gave ball for Mr. Thomas, de claring tin- garage at his address. No. 42 East j.i street; was his property. The ball was ac cepted and Mr. Thomas wit* released. .1. Asplnwall Hodge, the lawyer, was arrested some weeks ago under exactly similar circum stances Jit Ht; jureet and Broadway. CHILD CRUSHED. DRIVER GETS AWAY Heavy Van Kills Little Girl Before Mother's Eyes. After knocking down and running over a little girl, killing her almost Instantly, '■••" djriTer >»f a ran whipped up nil horses at lUt'- .stnet and First avenue hue yesterday afternoon and man aged to get away, although he was chased for several blocks. The little girl. Augusttna Berillo, Hv>- years old, of No. SOB East lllth street. «j *--. 1 in her mother'a arms. Augustina, with her mother and brother, had been In Jefferson Park. As they were about to cross First avenue on their way home, the little girl thought flint »«he could run across ahead of an approaching van. but .she misjudged the speed of the horses t^id was knocked under the wheels. Her cries were plainly heard by the driver, who turned hi- head about and, seegin his victim lying on the street, whipped up his horses and drove away. Several pedestrians, who had heard the cries, ran after the van, but lost sight of it before the police arrived. Mr*. Rerillo picked her child up and carried her to the sidewalk. Restoratives were applied and an ambulance summoned from the Harlem Hospital. When the physician arrived he found the hysterical mother holding her dead child in her arms. He took the little girl's body to the Cast 104 th street station. \() XE \V S T. I TEM EX T. President Has No Plan to Reaffirm Pledge Against Third Term. [From The Tribune Rurea'.i.l Washington. May 3.— if another statement from Pre?ldent Roosevelt declaring his attitude toward the third term movement is to be issued from The White House in the near future, nei ther the President himself nor Secretary Loeb has any knowledge of it. jus; when the rumor that he would issue such a statement start.-,, would be hard to determine, but within the last two or three days it has been circulated over a wide are;:. •The President has no lea whatever of Issu ing such a statement." said a high official of the administration. "What is the necessity of doing so. anyway. if the President were to do so every sixty days the result would be the same. There would be some well meaning gentlemen who would nod their heads wisely and exclaim: "Ah. yes. th<! President said sixty day? ago that he stood upon th» declaration be made on the night of last election. Bui that was sixty 'jays ago. What does he think now? What does he say about It now? And if the President doesn't Issue another declaration for their special benefit, it will be proof positive to thorn that he has changed his mind.' " ( OILDST DODGE POLICE. Frederick Lenrisohn's Chauffeur Tried It but Was Held I' p. Frederick Lewisohn, who lives at Sherry's, Fifth avenue and 41th street and who la ;i brother of Jesse and Oscar Lewlaohn, ran Into a police snag In hia automobile last night with two friends and hla chauffeur, Ralph Ducoe, but they gave the bicycle police on Riverside Drive h merry chase before their automobile was stopped by a police sergeant who happened to he in an automobile at the same lime Bicycle Policeman Henry J. Trade, of the West 100 th street station, yaw the big automobile sptnntng north on the Drive when at about 100 th street. Trade Followed and timed tho ma- hlne from I'Ktth streel to 119 th street, and he reported thai it made the ten blocks in TO seconds. Trede whistled to the chauffeur to stop, but the automobile kept, right on and under Increased speed. Sorgeani Bonjamn Mallow, ol the West 100 th street sta. ion. was in a pottca automobile m 121 st street, and when he saw what was up he wheeled around and violated all automobile speed rule? by hustling up Broadway to 135 th ?t r .:.t. where tie turned into the Drive and headed off the bis a - and t!i-< rhauffeur was arrested. At the station house Lewisohn unrolled a bunch of $100 bills. The unkind I • the desk Instated on real estate ;,;iii ami thi n hn gave the house at No. 14 East 57th street as security, which he said he wa ownet of and whkrb be also saJd $2.V>.000, free of mortgage. The patrolman or-, the bicycle said the !• »i sohn a ■: tr. was :;-.•: ;-.• Vcir : u lea an hour on the Drive and going al greater a the occupants knew them. SAY. ROGERS CONFESSED. Man Accused of Triple Murder eache 8 MiddL . X. V. fr;. "T»tc(rr«r' h to Th» '■ - Mi " Mlddletowh. x. V . May .'l.— Charles H. Rogers, who was arrested at Los Anajeles a month ago charged with th« murder of Willis C. and Fred R. Olney and Alice Ingerlek. near this city, on October ♦>. Ul**.".U I **.". arrived in this city this morning In charge of Chief of Police Mi Coai Sheriff Decker and ITnder Sheriff Hock. For five days while crossing the continent the officers applied the third degree, and on Thursday, as the train entered New York state, the prisoner broke down and made a complete confession, the offi cers say. H< told Chief McCoach. according to the police, that he had planned the murder for a month He had believed that the Olney brothers bad a large sum of money hidden In the house, but, after killing the two men ami little girl and assaulting her mother, he bad found only $1«. Rogers bad told of enticing the two Olneys to tho woods on pretext that he was a detective, and wanted help to capture a pris oner, of shooting them down one after the other. of returning and summoning Mrs. Insjerl to the barn by a story thai one of the Olneys was injure.;, crushing her skull after getting her there, with an iron pipe, and hiding the body under the hay. of going to th« house and sending Alice Ingerlck down the cellar to close the cellar door and also crushing her skull with the pipe, With the .Slf> Rogers said that he bought a ticket for Chicago and worked his way from there to California. lie asserted that he bad no accomplice In the crimes. FARMERS U IX SKIRMISH. Prevent Laying of Central Tracks in Erie County Ullages. fi:v Telegraph t" The Trllvire. 1 Buffalo, May 3.— When darkness had fallen over Cheektowaga am! Oardenville, ErleCounty villages, last night, one hundred men began laying New York Central tracks across certain highway! in th» so municipalities. Work proceeded rapidly until 11 o'clock, when the alarm was given, and two hundred fanners, armed with sticks and fen rails drew up In battle array before the railroad men. Super visors Loin and Wildly were In command. Teams were brought up and drew rails and roadbed Into the Reids, An engine was run onto the newly laid rails and kept under con stant motion bark and forth, but the farmers were winning the day, and the locomotive was hurried back to the main line to prevent being Hhut off and left on one length of rails on th» highway. To prevent any further attempt to lay the track the farmers built tl-vs and camped <-n the roads nil night This morning an Injui waa pianted restraining the company from going on with the work. WOULD SEGREGATE CORNELL WOMEN. Speakers Say They Are a Hindrance to Aca demic Work. Ithaca, N. V.. May -The absolute segrega tion of the women students nt Cornell from th'» men was suggest •! nt the Arts dinner in the Dutch Kitchen to-night, arid the suggestion was received with hearty enthusiasm. Professor i:. W. Olmstead, of the French department, advo cated the establishment of ■ separata depart rant ef Instruction for the women, so they might not come In contact with the men, and urged that they be graduated at a different time and nave a separate class day. separate class officers and separate publications. He was Vigorously cheered. Following the speakers, Including A. W. Du bois. president of the Men's Association; Isaac I. anile, senior class orator, and Louis Fuertes. ■'.•7, Indorsed these views and said the presence Of women was a hindrance to academic work and caused disruption to class Dollcies. GREAT BEAR SPRING WATER, "ItJ purity ' has made it famous."— Advt. 60VER\0R AT ELM[RA. FLAYS MR. STAX( HFIELD. 1 Defends Utilities Bill Against Attack of Attorney. Klmira. N. V. May Governor Hughes ami party had a strenuous afternoon and evening in Elmira. The programme included four recep tions, a dinner, an automobile ride anil a bis meeting at the Lyceum Theatre, at which the Governor was tho principal speaker. About three thousand people were packed in the th* atre, and Governor Hughes received a hearty welcome. Among tho speakers who preceded Uk Governor was John B. Stanehfield. who made an attack on the public utilities bill. Tha Governor's speech was a vigorous rejoinder to Stanchfleld, an>l created the greatest enthusi asm of the evening. The Governor literally flayed the Elmira attorney and his argument, and the audience enjoyed the scene Immensely. After pointing out many allsajed defects in the public utilities bill. Mr. Stanehfield took occa sion to say that he was not present with a re» talner in his pocket. He spoke simply as an individual. The Governor, after preliminary words of introduction, said: Now i dM not come here to-night to Join la a debate. (Appla i It is entirely true that I proposed to say some things In regard to xhm very measure of which my friend Mr. Stanch- Reid has spoken (applause), and I shall not say any less, but perhaps something more. In dis tinction from my learned friend, I am here* under a retainer. (Applause.) I am here, re tained by the people of the state of New York. to se< that justice is done, and with no disposi tion to injure any investment, with every de sire to give the fullest opportunity to enter prise and with every purpose to nhieM and pro tect every just property interest. I stand isf the people of the state of New York against extort! against favoritism, against financial scandal and against everything that goes to corrupt our politics by interference with that freedom of our legislatures and administrations. (Applause. > I stand for bones* government and effective regulation by the stats of public ser vice corporations. Now. I am fully conscious, as in every sbm who professes to have a modicum of intelli gence, of th^ tremendous advantages which th» country and every community In it has derived^ from the extension of our railroad; facilities. GREATER FACILITIES NEEDED. They are the arteries of commerce; our com muni would be lifeless: our trade would collapse: we would all be worse than dead were It not for these opportunities of communication and those facilities of transportation. Wo honor all that has be^n done in a Just effort to makn these possible. We want more: we want ex tensions; we want greater facilities. We want every opportunity afforded to enable the peopl» to remove their produce, ami we want fair treatment to those who ara engaged In this very necessary activity. Yet, it la said that despite the prosperity r>C the country and th.- great benefits that have been derived from the extension of our transpor tation facilities, there is a state of unreat: rha: there is a general condition of discontent throughout the country. Why? la It because oj extension of means of communication? Will any ono suggest to an intelligent audience than American i-itiz^ns are in revolt against their own prosperity? What they revolt against 13 dishonest finance, i Applause.) What they are in rebellion agatnsr is favorit ism which gives a change to one man to BMM hi* goods and not to another, which srives on* man one s*t of terms and another set to his rival. which makes t>n« man rich by giving him arenas to tho seaboard and drives another man into bankruptcy or into combination with hi* more successful competitors. It is a, revolt against all the Influence* • hid) have grown >>>it of an unlicensed freedom and of a. failure to recognise thai these great privilegos. as neces sary for public wolfarc. have heen created '^v the* public for the public benefit and not pri marily for private advantage. There has been a determined effort through the state to make ir appear th.-v tha chamber* of commerce in Now York and tho business men composing those chamber" of rommeret axe op posed to nn effective scheme of stare regulation and opposed to the specific measure now ponding In the Legislature having that object in lew. URGES POWER OF REMOVAL. The Governor said he did not believe the reso lution? adopted voiced the sentiment of Ins fcajst* ness men. In urgini? th«> centring of respon sibility in •' ■• ••■■•-. with lbs power of ap pointment and removal, ho »ited the Kelsey; case as on*> reason why tin* power should ba gt\en. Continuing, he said: Eighteen months ago the country was shocked by the revelations madr In connection with ti-.e> insurance Investigation. Those In whom the greatest confidence had been reposed, men of the highest standing in th»> community, were foundL to have betrayed their trust, and hundreds of thousands of • pollcyholdera through the stam found that their interests had been disregarded. Vast funds contributed by them, imposing: th» most sacred obligation upon directors and ex ecutlve officers, had been used f..r improper atul corrupt purposes. Accounts had boon manipu lated and improper methods of voticherlne re sorted to in order to conceal extravagance ana corruption. Yet all this was don in a business under scat* control Ml the • transactions took place when a department of the state professed to have subjected the companies engaged therein to th» most rigid examination. The state held then* forth accredited t.> the world as models of h«n est enterprises. . What a farce It was! How every citizen oC New York felt the stigma that had been placed. upon hi? citizenship by sucn abuses of publlo. confidence! The public indignation knew a j bounds and thero was the most earnest mandl for the reformation of the Insurance Department under whose administration these, abuses ha ' i been possible. Yet seven or •'- I months after the en.iotmenc of the laws which resulted from this investiga tion, when I assumed office, I found the Insur ance Department In substantially the same con dition in which it was at the time 1 " the investi gation. Those who had been grossly derelict in their duty anil through whose neglect or con n lvan< alone the abuses to which I have re ferred had been made possible, were still re tained In relations of trust and confidence and w .-v r ,> resnrdod as suitable channels for the- in formation In accordance with which the at at* authority v. as to be exercised. That whs the condition which no business manager would have tolerated in any private undertaking. It was a condition which 1 could not tolerate. And after an ineffectual attempt to have the mutter disposed of without a formal and official proceeding. I recommended to the Senate the removal of the present nuperintend t-nt. After a long delay- it has finally been de i Ided that the recommendation shall not be complied with. The people of the state knew and approved the grounds of th; v recommendation. They still know ami approve of them. They expected, and had a right to expect, that I would endeavor to have the Insurance Department put upon a basis which would command the confidence of th^ pol tcyholders of the state and of the United States. There was no personal question Involved. Th« transaction of tht> business of a great department of a state should transcend all personal consid erations. And i; Is inimical to honest and proper admin istration thai when such a condition exists there* should be a tack of executive power to bring administration methods up to th« standards de manded by the people. I believe that the time has come hen the peo ple will hold their onVers more strictly to ac count for the manner in which they perform their duties and represent their constituencies, and that along with this increased sense of responsi bility there will be a willingness to repose in their chosen representatives such power as will enable them to discharge their public trust. We have an important matter of reapportion ment of this state. Let It be considered fairly. Let the people of the state be divided into dis tricts in accordance with the constitution. This Important question of administering the depart ments of the state and of representing the peo ple of the stats is not to be made a matter of political manoeuvring. . In conection with all these matters I desire to see Intelligent public opinion asserting itself. bringing to naught the designs or all who set