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rsosjal and Pf lii.^h Interests above their tluty to iho people. STAXCHFIELD roll REGULATION. ' 11l Btanchfield said that there ought to be regulation of railroads. He added: But how far should the «»*te go? When years ego the state agreed to certain things with the railroads it made a contract. . and the railroads had a right to rely on the promise made. The railroad Is a stock corporation, but the real ownership is in the bonds which arc owned in ■untold millions locked up hi the vaults of the. ravings banks. Th<- money invested In these bonds (,'•• 1 not represent the rich, but the middle class— the bone and sinew of the nation. This .utilities bill is unfair for the reason that it ireatH all railroads, all pas. all water corpora tions as i>ad citizens. This is wrong, because it is taking away from the corporate citizen pro tection aftorded to Individuals. Governor Hughes reached here from Albany lit 4 o'clock this afternoon. David B. Hill, who ■was also to address his former townsmen, sent v ■won: that he was Indisposed and could not leave home. The Governor looked careworn, and this fact was generally commented on. Congressman J. Sioat rssnw H. who was to help entertain the Governor, suddenly ! fi the city for th" Booth , to-day, and no rea.-cn was given for his de parture. The Governor wa? si »rted to E^lmlra College. where he addressed the girl students, several hundred In number. Then he went to the home of Walter Uoyd Smith, presiding justice of the .Appellate Division. M Department, where ho •p.as entertained at dinner, other guests being Colonel Archie Baxter. Assemblyman Moreland. tfohn B. Stanchn>ld. Mayor Brock way. Justice ■Gladding and President Connelly of the Chamber of Commerce. . In the evening the Governor and party bad a SniHtary escort t<> the state armory, where he received until 8 o'clock. Then he was escorted -to the Lyceum Theatre, where thousands greeted the honored guest. On the Governor's arrival Jie was besieged by newspaper men. wlio <^n cl«»avorPd to interrogate him relative to the Kei fey matter and public utilities bill, but with a Fmile he said that lie !ind nothing if public in 'ier«"Pt to «»!»>• «M»t«to> of his address before the Chamber of Commerce. £ ELSEV CASE AFTERMAT |i7f-9 Effect on Future Legislation at the State Capital. TB.v T*.--<(trar)i in Th* Tribunal Albany. May 3. — Out of the turmoil created in t»«rty lines by the settlement of the Kelsey case one fact seemed clear to-day -thai Governor Hushes, with his reform policies, has the popu late approval. The point of attack of those who 'oppose him is now to be the" utilities bill, threat ening corporate encroachments on the public's rights. The Governor has enlisted for the war. Senator Raines and Speaker Wadsworth had a long talk together, at which the public utilities 1 Mil was ill si IISS I d The Hughes men do not ' count the Speaker now among the. Governor's Fupporters. Assemblyman Merritt frankly is fearful l«st the utilities bill be weakened greatly in the assembly, heretofore considered perfectly *af<», even before it is sent to the Senate, ac knowledged to be hostile. Senator Raines and Speaker Wadsworth both profess to be with Governor Hushes in general on his legislative programme. Their friends pay that aside from 'the Kelsey case they will EUBport the Governor. Apparently a week or more must elapse before the utilities bill can be reported in the Assem bly. What will happen to it la that "mo no ■ body know.-- exactly. Predictions were made freely to-day that several damaging amend ments would Tie made to it before it sot through the Assembly. Once before the Senate, the court review which the corporations demand, the permission to form hoMing companies which railroad people want, the power of removal for which the Senators themselves will fight, all jnay be inserted. But the Hughes men have at hand on« potent Tfeapon which figured prominently In all the talk to-day— the caucus. With this they believe they would be able to take the measure to a successful end. Moreover, it became known to-day that the Governor was likely to renew' his efforts to get passed a recount bill, which is not likely to create joy nmoTig th«» Democrats who voted in a block against his demand for Superintendent Kelsey's removal. And, beyond that, Hughes men point to the fact that Governor Hughe*' could make, a sweeplnsj Investigation of state departments and Institutions. aud to his own emphatic demand for a thorough reapportlon rn^nt. Thes«i things nave s«»t the legislators who voted against him to guessing. ; "Will the Governor get what he i-; working Tor?" ask«*d a Senator who has not been over euthusaslitr for Hughes. Why. to my mind these men who voted ro save Kelsoy have smoothed renter Hisghea'a path. This state will see that he gc:s his legislation, and eventually, I be llv»\ will send him to the White House." FroE» present indications, it will be late next wreck, or possibly the week after that, before the ■utilities bill will be reported in the Assembly. Eenator i\'Z' ,-nd Assemblyman Merritt are in daily consultation over the measure. Speaker Wadsworth >- ha--, several conferences with !Mr. M<mti next week over these especial points. Governor Efoghes's own ideas of it must be sought. Then \»ill come the actual passage of A Musical Instrument especially designed for the rendering of all forms of Orchestral Music WHILE the Orchestrelle is available for all classes of y y music, its distinctive character makes it eminently suited for one particular kind that is, orchestral music in all its varieties. There is no instrument made that is like the Orchestrelle —none with which to compare it, and no other which is ca pable of rendering both grand and light opera and all other forms of orchestral music, from the waltz or two-step to the oratorio or symphony, as satisfactorily as the Orchestrelle. Any attempt at a definite description of the Or chestrelle must fail through lack of anything analogous in the reader's mind. Suffice it to state that it is a multi-toned instrument, so voiced that in both solo and ensemble music it faithfully reproduces orchestral effects. In the matter of orchestration the Orchestrelle is practically unlimited, as the manner of its playing with a music-roll makes possible the execution of the most complex passages. Were the Orchestreile like other musical instruments — did its playing require years to master — it would still enjoy great popularity among true music lovers. But when it is realized that instead anyone can play it actually at the first attempt, its remarkable vogue is easily understood. Orchestrelles cost from $400 to $3,500. Th*> AFfbllAM fTI AEOLIAN HALL, 362 Fifth Aye., 1 lit: rl.I-jVrJLilrmlll \J\3 •• Near 34th Street, New York. the bill in the lower house, in what shape its friends do not care to predict. Senator Raines said to-day that he stood with tha Governor on his legislative programme. He denied strongly that there was any Republican- Democratic coalition or any desire to kill the Governor's measures just because they came from the Governor. "I expect to call on the Governor some time next week and talk over legislation with him." said Senator Raines. "I am not at odds with the Governor. This talk of a Republican-Demo cratic combination Is all nonsense. I don't know of any such combination. I was against the Governor on the Kelsey case. That has been settled by the Senate on its merits. Now we can turn with perfectly open minds to the legis lation before us. "I am in favor of the passage of the public utilities bill. There are Borne amendments which I think ought to be made. The power to remove commissioners should be lodged in the .Senate, Just as it is with the Superintendent of Insurance. Hut there is no desire on my part or the part of. any Senator, so far as I know, not to pass such ; i bill as would benefit th«» people of the state, and no desire to emas culate this bill just because it comes from Gov ernor Hughes." Senator Raines also to-day pointed out that when it came to a question of "bosses" the •"bossed" men were the men who voted with the Governor on the Kelsey rase. The Aldridge men, tli« Ward men. the Barnes men, Parsons and Woodruff men, lie said all were in the list. Speaker Wadsworth also say.s he la with the Governor on the main feature of the utilities bill. Interrogated <•;>]!>■ this morning by those who had heard reports that ho said be would try to delay th.- reporting of the bill until its "t^eth were drawn," he denied these .stories com pletely. But when asked if he favored certain provisions which the Governor, according to the sponsor? for the bill. Is known to favor, the speaker said he wan not sure of the Governor's attitude on these points, so could not say. As semblyman Merriti to-day expressed fear lest tile bill be amended in the Assembly to its harm. "They can, of course, make whatever amend ments they like," he said, "hut they will never weaken the bill with my consent." Superintendent Kelsey was at his desk to-day, a« usual. On It was a bouquet of twenty-seven American Beauty roseH the number of votes which retained him in office. He expressed his gratitude to the friends who had stood by him so loyally. There was much talk about / lils re slpninp soon. He did not care to discuss the question; and bis friends either said they thotißht he would not re-sign or that they knew nothing about his Intention. CLOSE MOUTHED HERE. Republican* Awaiting Word from Hughes — McCarren Talks. Republicans here were reluctant last night to dis cuss the Albany situation. State Chairman Wood ruff, who Is living at the Waldorf, berged to be excused from saying anything. Herbert Parsons, president, of th* roimty com mittee, also declined to discuss it. Mr. Parsons was In Albany on Thursday, and obtained his knowledge of the Pltuatiorx at first hand. The fact that Governor Hughes was due to speak in Elmira. last night, and that he might declare bis attitude, might say someifilng that would radi cally change th« present aspect of affairs, made the leaders cautious about expressing opinions. Representative Olcott said: "The situation has not cleared up. Tr looks to me rather serious. I do not care to discuss It at this tim«»." Senator Mc<"arren said that the militia bill will have to lip amended. "The victory of. tba Gov ernor:* opponents will Rive them fresh courago in opposing some of the objectionable features of th« utilities bill." the Brooklyn Senator said. "Doubt less til" measure will be materials, amended Just what th" outcome of the fight between the Gov ernor and members of his own political family will be is bard to gay. As a Democrat, I can look at th« situation philosophically." THE FEELING IN ERIE. Hill's Vote Man Make Trouble for Him at Home. [By Telegraph to The Trlti ma.l Buffalo, May 3.— Ex-Republican State Com mitteeman William C. Warren's newspaper, "The Commercial." announced on Wednesday that Senator Henry W. Hill had agreed to vote for Kelsey at the behest of Stat* Committee man Wickser and Messrs. Grelner and Timer man. who are in control of the Republican local organisation. The statement also was made that if bo did not vote for Superintendent Kris*- these men would oppose Ills renornln'a lion. This In the secret or Hill's stand for Kel sey as set forth by Mr. Warren, whose news paper was the first to come out for Hughe* in Buffalo. Following tlio publication of this staiempp.t there \«.a-« a meeting of Democratic leaders, who informally discussed the proposition of picking out a prominent Democrat to run against Hill 'his frill in case I'" eras renominated. This afternoon Chairman Sullivan of the Board "f -Aldermen, a local Democratic lender, sal. l the Democrats ha^i decided that positive action -it thl« t iiiso wan unnecessary, for the reason that because mil had voted for Kelsey the Repub lican leaders hem would never permit his re nomination. It Is .--; i i-i that Mr. Sullivan's statement is based on a report thai Mr Warren will su;> port the ricbt kind of Democrat as aga nst Hill That the Efughes leaders have <'n: loose from h:M- is Indicated by a statement made by Mr. Warren this afternoon, when be said: "Senator Davis, of Ktie. as sii^ ly represent r<i the publio opinion of this county in supporting - Governor's policy as Beaator HIU, on the .SEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SATURDAY. MAY 1. VM)t. last call for dinner, voted contrary to that opin ion. Hill will find out hig mistake when he faces the people, if he can muster courage to run again, as he will have to do next fall in stead of next year." CRITICISE TULLY FOR HIS VOTE. |Hy Telegrapli to Th<> Tribune. 1 Klivirn. X. V.. May ".. Tin- rank and file of Republicans here adversely criticise Senator Tully for liis vote. Opinion is divided, however, as to whether Senator Tully has lost his vote In the southern tiei . THE FEELING IN FRANCHOT'S DISTRICT. [Pj Teletcrapfa '■• Tbe 1 ril i.nv' Niaßarn Kails, N. V.. May 3.— Tbe Niagara- Orleans Senate District is tlrm In Its support of President Roosevelt, Governor Hughes and ('on gressman Porter. "The Niagara Kails News," tbe le iding Republican paper of thir= city, to-nigiu says: "In opposing the Governor. Senator Fran, hot does not honestly represent tbe feeling of his ron stituents." Senator Franchot Is nne of th<» followers of ex- Congressman Wadsworth. M^ wa° opposed to Con eressnjan Porter, and although the Benal trict Is normallj strongly Republican he was nomi nated by the breaking of a weeks deadlock und elected by ,m untisually small vote. Should there be a reapportlonment, the opinion I* freely ex pressed i' -day thai Senator Franchot v ill be re tired,next fall. UPHOLD GOVERNOR HUGHES'S ACTION. At a meeting yesterday of the hoard of directors of the Merchants' Association of New York, reso lutions were adopted indorsing tho principles rec ommended bj Governor Hughes In the public ser vice commission hill, sitrd calling upon thr« l.#piv latur<s to pass the bill. At the sani<* time, the board adopted n resolution protesting against th« "so-called two-passenger rat^ bill," tliar "the mat ler therein can be better left to the control of the proposed > ommissloi - " SENATOR ALLDS'S VOTE APPROVED. [B; I>l;grapli to 'n- Trlbun« 5 Norwich. X. V.. May 3.— The r*nk anrl file of the party In this district did not seem t.» tnk« much Int«-T'»st in the Kelsey case. The R<»jiubll cs'.i leaders, however, generally approve of Sena tor AHds's vote. WHITES VOTE DIVIDES SENTIMENT. I r.\ Telegraph to The Tribune. 1 Syracuse. May Sentiment is divided In this district over the action of Senator Horace White m voting for the retention of Superintendent Kel sejr. "The Evening Herald" ami "The Evening Journal." both Independent, criticise th» Senator and uphold Governor Hughes. This Is the home of Francis Hendricka, former Superintendent of In surance, who a leader of the Republican party in V,'h,' Icl: T ,l, l ' < " lnt v --, It »■ •»»*« to say that th <* ma wlih\vh, ( L ' "TV ? " me " and politicians am I,', h > and V' ■>•■-■•' that Kelsey should h^ re '.t^ii I . th " otht:r l'anill ' anil - ther " aM >i larßft num alwuld \,\f ,"]} re ' rf \ who believe Senator White should have voted fj r the removal of Mr. Kelsey In order to assist the Governor in his work of reform SENTIMENT IN RAINES'S DISTRICT. IBy Telegraph to Th« Tribune I Canandaigua. X. V. May .-Senator John Ramos's vote for Superintendent Kelsey is ap proved by a large number of his constituents here Governor Hughes has also many friends here and !^-V'\ n r ' oulU >'- but many of them have all along exerted their prerogative of entertaining an opinion opposite to that of the Governor In this matter. FANCHER CRITICISED AND PRAISED. m.v Telegraph to Th« Tribune! Jamestown, N. v . May -The press of this dis trict was practically unanimous In supporting Gov ernor Hughes in the Kelsey matter, and the atti tude, taken by Senator Albert T. Parches was re ceived with surprise. "The Salamanca Tress." Sen ator Fancher's own organ, « few days ago declared that the Sen would stand by the Governor. IV!! tlclana In this city criticised to-day Senator F»«j) cber for his rote on this question. He had .Ilfflcii. In securing the delegates from this county for a renominadon last fall. ' a I I\\ T-'»erMph to Th« TrihiiPf 1 r<l«-an. N. V.. May 3.— Tlie vote or Senator Fan cher, ■■' this district, in the K>:sey matter last night at Albany seems to mp«t with general ap proval here This la natural, Inasmuch an peoDle it, general believed that those whom Governor His (tin appointed were usually well qualified. On the whol». however, little Interest has been manifested In the matter. OPPOSE UTILITIES HI EL. Man// Commercial Organization* Favor Delay and Amendment. Representatives In this city of the Interests op posed to the public utilities bill pave out 5.-. it< rday a list of commercial organizations thai have pro nounced judgment on the bill, and. with a single exception, against the bill in its present form. The action of the, Buffalo and Rochester chamber* of commerce, In opposition to hurried urn,,,, on the bill has been copied by many other cities, in.lud- Ing th-» following: Albany Chamber of Commerce; Unghamtbn 1 hamber of (V>mm<»rcA. Oswego rilambei of Com merce, North Tonawanda Board or Trade Norwich Business Men's Awsoclatlon. Bpringvllle Board of Trade Cohoes Business Men's Association Canajo harle Board of Trade, (Mean Chamber of. Commerce Albion Chamber of Commerce and the Auburn BuKiriepH Men's Association. The Poughkeepsle, llorneHsville. Niagara Falls and Lock port boards of trade and at least eight other boards or chambers of commerce have also passed resolutions against the utilities bin In its present form. In mont of these resolutions a ple a is made fn r delay until th« busineas Interests of the state can determine th« effect of the bill upon th« general prosperity of the state. a plan gener ally favored Is for the. appointment of a commission which shall frame a public service commissions bill, after Investigation and public hearings. BUFFALO CHAMBER MEN RESTIVE. Fear to Call Another Meeting on the Publio Utilities Bill. ; Bj Telegraph 10 T"rm Trih.in« 1 Buffalo, May 3.— The trustees of the Chamh»r of Commerce passed resolutions to-day authorising President Gratwlck to name: a committee to repre sent, the Chamber at the Albany conference on 1 ii*» utilities bill The committee will not commit Hie chamber, but will make « report "The Evening Tim .-•." r^nio.-ratlc, editorially nd vises President Gratwick not to call another meet ing of the chamber to discuss thn measure, saylngi ■■it has done enough harm already. Its influence so far an the .hill Is concerned Is nil. Another meet- Ing would accomplish nothing, but would widen the breach In Its membership and add sreat Injury to that organization. The chamber should try to for ge! that it ever took a hand in the utilities mat ter." The trustees find themselves In h dilemma. They fear another meeting and are restive under the Im putation that the vote which put that body on record as opposed to the, Governor was miscounted. A WATER RIGHTS BILL RECALLED. Many Think O'Neil-Merritt Measure Will Be Allowed to Die Quietly. fB;. ."p|f>eiai!i fn Tl»a Trih>in<v 1 aiban: L At Governor Hughes's Kneffen tton. Ui» O'Neil-Merritt bill Incorporating the Long Bault Development Company was- recalled from th« Governor today for amendment of one of its provisions. This measure confers valuable water rights and power i>tiv!ieK#»s on the St. Lawrence River; and some people here belteve that this re «;itl Is merely a method of l^ttinc it die quietly. The section to whl>-h the Governor objected Is understood to grant rights to flood lands near th>> proposed power stations. This section Senator O'Neil and Ass> •uiMyman Morritt say tli^y will amend, and that th«>y will then ro-tntroduce tli" bill. Hut in view of the Governor's announced at tttude toward the granting of water power prtvi legea to private Interests, many here think it is likely th.it the bill may b»' allowed to slip out of mind peacefully. BEATEN AND ROBBED OF ,S6OO. Thugs Hold Up Man in The Bronx and Nearly Kill Him. Fast falling Into unconsciousness and bleediny profusely, Jose. Medina, of No. 102 ls\st 15th street, was found at Westchester and Intervale avenues. The Bronx, last night by Patrolman Webster, of. the Morrisania polite station. He said he had been robbed and assaulted by two men, who. after beat- Ing him. took more than $>3CO in money and jewelry from him. Medina was removed to Lebanon Hos pital. When the policeman found Medina he was lying beside a tenco. Webster called an ambulance, and the injured man was at first taken to the station house. He was suffering from lacerations of the lace and scalp. After half an hour's work he was able to tell hi» siory. Detectives are working on cast MAY ARREST ANOTHER. Continued from first pa**. h« was asked !f he wished to see any more inter national votes. In reply, in an exclamation full of tempera ment, he said, " no!" adding that he hail seen enough. It is rumored thai two of the men under ar rest have undergone somewhat of a chance of heart lately, and s[>eak none too charitably of th«Mr incarceration In tht T'miba for many hours on Tuesday vending tho arrival of bail. Apropos of Mr. ScrugbatO's recent statement t hat his arrest at Albany was a plot to prevent his attendance at the legislative insurance amendment hearings, which, he said, had been set for Wednesday, Inquiries here and In Al bany show, it 1s said. that no such hearings had been contemplated, scheduled or held this week. TO EXAMINE ENTIRE VOTE. i Jerome Will Submit Insurance Cases to May Grand Jury. Confirmation of T!i« Tribune's exclusive, an nouncement that District Attorney Jerome had be gun an Investigation of the votes cast In the recent Mutual Life election for the International (united) committee In silditlon to those for the "adminis tratlon" ticket was forthcoming yesterday morn ing, when* representatives of th<» District Attorney's office, the reporter learned, visited the Mutual Life Building and made arrangements to examine. the entire vote. In view of the fact that, follow ing the etose of tii» Mutual Ufa canvass, the in spectors Wt tlx» ballots sealed In alphabetical order, a formidable task confronts the District Attorney's office, "administration," "united com mittees," "selected fusion" and "split" ballots being thus all mixed toother. William H. Wootton, th« Mutual Ufa's agency director and election watcher, who issued a re port recently charging the international committee with suppressing administration ballots received at thp committee's headquarters, visited Assistant District Attorney Smyth yesterday In connection with th« Investigation. District Attorney Jerome remained In town, dis cussing Insurance affairs with his assistants. H« let it. h»» known that he proposed to make use <>! the May grand Jury for the summer to "clean up" pending Insurance ease*, so that any Indictments found now would be free of Incumhrancea In tim shape of motions to Inspect minutes, quash indict- ' ments, etc. Also, that when the fall term In Or- j tob«-r should open, the District Attorney's office might proceed to trial with the. cases In which Indictments held On,, of the first cases to be taken up, probably next week, will be that of the Metropolitan Life. A number of witnesses will be examined In connec tion with this eaae. An Investigation of the New York Life and Equitable will follow. The rases against Robert A. Oranniaa and Walter R. Gillette, In connection with the Mutual lAte will be tried probably In October. The case against President Frederick A. Burn ham of the Mutual Reserve set for trial on the 13r li. may be Interrupted by a motion for a change of venue, which i- to be argued on Thursday. STIMSOX READY, TO ACT. Will Take Up Charges of Mail Tam pering if He (wets Evidence. Indications that the frd<»ral government may take a hand In the prosecution of the three representa tives of the International committee now tinder arrest, as told exclusively In yesterday's Tribune, were strengthened In the course of th** «lv. Mr Jerome, a Tribune reporter learned, has already considered this very pha.<«» of this prosecution, and has Intimated privately thai he may bring it to the attention of th* i nit-d Btates attorney later on hi the proceedings, asking Mr Btirason'a co operation. It was learned further that Mr Jerome has In his possession already evidence, of what Is hellovd t-» hr. one- clpnr case of tHrip»riusr with another per son's mail such as Is contemplated by Section 3,899 of tho Vnltej States Revised Statutes This Is the '■»« of •• certain Michigan policyholdnr In the Now York I. if-. who bears a name generally associated with Scotland. According to the evidence, this man sent a sealed pro administration ballot stamped and addressed to ti»« New York Life at No 140 Broadway. This ballot, according to the evidence. pa*.«M through th* postofflce, where the envelop* stamp was uicelled and was then, for Rom<« reason, de liverer! to th* international committee, at No. .10 Broad street, where the envelope wus "trimmed." afterward carefully resealed with muctlage or photo-pa»t». and afto.- th« contents, presumably. hail bean inspected, the entire ballot found its way eventually to the proper authorities at Urn Sew York lite. In view of the alleged evidence thai administra tion betllots so addressed but received at committee headquarters were promptly destroyed, leaving no trace, such evidence as that cited above has not been readily discoverable. II Is understood that Mr. Jerome will not take this phase up with Mr. SUmaoii for several days at least. In conversation with the Tribune, re porter Mr. Btlmaon paid thai while, thus far, ho had received no official intimation from Mr. Je rome that the section had been violated In ihe case, he would take up any evidence of such h vio latlon Immediately on receipt of it. no matter who might be the offender. In connection with the charges ngalnat New York Life and Mutual agents Mr. Benignant has declared on several occasions thai the committee was .-.•km? a "man hl her up- In both companies and those n close touch with the situation her.' are wondering If the District Attorney's office will disclose a shoe entirely on the other foot WASHINGTON LIFE SOU)* Heinze and Thomases, It Is Said, Have Completed Deal. F. Augustus Heinze. and K. R. Thomas and O. F. Thomas, his associates, according to -i report yesterday, have virtually dosed negotiations for the purchase of a controlling Interest in the Wash ington Lire at th*» rate, of |M for shares having a par value of V No authoritative confirmation of the report was forthcoming last night. That such negotiations were pending, looking It was rumored, to a merger of the Washington Life and the Provident Savings l,|fe. practically has beeji conceded. The three men obtained a control iSonthaag^ In '"" I>rovlllfnt §avln8 * sev«ral PAUL MORTON ON INSURANCE. Says "Corrupt Method of Dealing with Leg islatures Is a Thing of the Past."' im roi-svariii to The TrlbmH ' Plttsburg, May x-At a dinner of the EqultaMe Ufa Aaaurance Boctety to-nighl PraaMaal Paul Morton s|Mke highly of the former management ifo .said th»> fact that fsaa.oaa.aeQ in ; ,s>-,.t s were turned ov.»r u< him snowed great ability and sag icl ty and some lion. sty He ref.-rr.-.i to the ..*socia tlon of life Inauranee presidents, and said thai the corrupt method of dealing wttfa iPßlsiuturea is •* thing of tbe past. Hereafter legislation directed against policyholders will ><■ attacked openly and publicly. Mr Morton f=nid tlinf the Now York State law limiting the maximum amount of policies to tiso 000.0«» ;, year woaM cause the coropanj to take none but the host risks. He saM that Mat™ taxed Insurance companies hundreds of thousands of dol lars m excess »f th ist of actual rasuranee super vision. FIXES STANDARDS FOR GAS. Commission's Order Applies to Almost All Companies in the State. I Itj Tllegl S|lll to Tli» Tritmjin I Albany, May :: The standard of illuminating power ( >f gas Hiippliod in this state was fixed to day by the Cowmtsakia Of Gas «nd Kl^triclty at sixteen eandJea for coal gas, eighteen candles for mixed coal and water gas. and twenty candlea for carburatted water gas. The order affects every gas company In the state, except where local Btatutes govern, as In New York City and Albany. The order further prescribes that illuminating gas shall contain in each on<i hundred cubic feet not more than ten grains of ammonia or twenty grains of sulphur, ilia PACIFIC LOW APRIL 25 to ROUND MAY 18 and TRIP JUNE 8 to RATES 15 inclusive S^jllik /j^iPfek so from Chicago to San Francisco and Lot (ff^ilalß Angeles going via one route and return iH^ii J&r m £ via a different route. Through WTW^jSr Pullman standard and tourist sleepers SE&MjB fHJIEP For Grand Circuit Tour of the Coast sw ULaZ^ including Los Angeles, San Francisco. J» Kpi!^ Portland, Tacoma, Seattle and Victoria. at ""la Choice of diverse routes going and return- Mi ' n cv including Scenic Colorado and Utah, Eof X&^ the Twin Cities and Mississippi River, tha Black Hills and the Great Northwest. PROPORTIONATELY LOW RATES FROM OTHER POINTS ITis "Burlington" offers a treater variety o.' r<»at?» to and frorw the Pacific Coast than any ether line. Our book. "Pacific Coast Tours.*' dpscribss them in detail and mar be had for th« a; kins. Send for it to-day, 'juest about ycur trip chest* full; answered. j^^^B^S^Bl W. T. O'MEARA, Eastern Passenger Agent, J|ffjj[l|Tl]l|T||i C, B. & Q Ry , (BBnfca^g^j 3 " 5 Broadr-ay, New York. prosencs of hydrogen sulphide is forbidden, and methods of testing for this impurity are speci fied. The commission for some months has had established a department f<>r the regular in spection of gas, and the results of tests made in every community in the state demonstrated generally the necessity for raising the standard ■if the gas supplied. Regular and continuous inspections of pas will be carried on. Before reaching determination of the proper standards a public hearing was given. : JACKSON MAY EMPLOY ACCOUNTANT. Albany. May I— The Btate Civil Barvica Com intssiou to-day granted to Attorney Genera] Jack son authority to employ, with at competitive »-x- Hintnation. Martin I". McKenna, of Buffalo, *3 ail expert ci-cotiiitant to make tnvestlgation.<». AFTER FKISCO RAILWAYS. Inquiry Into Alleged Bribery by United Railroads Begins. San Francisco, May 3.— The appearance of President Patrick Calhovn and General Manager Thormvell Mullally at th- grand Jury chamber this afternoon was a long looked, for signal thai the inquisitorial board had reached Its prom ised Investigation of the municipal bribery charges against the United Railroads. From District Attorney T,aitK ( it was learned, that Mr. Caihoun and Mr. Mullally in turn were informed briefly by Assistant District Attorney, Ileney that they were summoned to give testimony us to the alleged, bribery of su pervisors and others by which It Is claimed tho United Railroads obtained Ms overhead trolley privileges in Han Francisco; that they were then warned thai whatever testimony they gave might be used against them, In ■ criminal ac tion; that they wore informed that they had th» right to refuse to testify on one ground only. thai to testify might I•>l «■ l to Incriminate them selves and render them liable to criminal propp cution—and that thereupon each refused to. testify. Proceeding on the working basis of the con fessions before the grand Jury of fourteen >u pervisors (which became public as official rec ords recently) It la the announced theory of the prosecution thai the United Railroads, expended $750,000 in bribery for the purpose named, In the following manner: In cash to each of the fifteen supervisors. $4,000; to Supervisor Wil son, $10.0<X>; to Supervisor Gallagher, fl'oWtnt, ■ cash total of $55.000. In bonds of the United Railroads, to Abraham Ruef and Mayor Schmltz. $r>(>.~.nOO; to a go-between, name with held. $100,000, a total in bonds of (665,000, and a grand total of $750,000. According to a. further statement from the prosecution, it expects to show that to avoid future suspicion, these bonds were not issued in the names of Rue! and Bchmlta, but In the names of other persons, and that they were theu converted Into cash by Ruef and Schmtt*. through the house of Charles Butro <& Co.. of this city, Fred Htlbert, a friend of Schmltz, act ing as messenger between the offices of Schinitz and Sutro. Mr. Oalhoun, on behalf of himself and Mr. Mullally, issued st statement to-night which was a denial of the allegations. • MTAKHEN'S SCALP STILL SAFE. Democratic State Committee Loses on Ap peal to Higher Court. Th« Democrat Stats Committee suffered a setback yesterday l:> tho prosecution of its case against Sen. Patrick H. McCamn and bts colleagues for political heresy. Th« Appellate Division of the Supremo Court, Brooklyn, de nied the. committee's motion to nave placed on the. preferred calendar Its appeal from the de cision of the Special Term of the? Supreme Court. This decision made permanent th« injunction preventing the. committee from trying McCarren itn<l his associates for treachery hist fall. This means that the case will not come up for de cision until October or November. PLAN STEEL PLANT NEAR BUFFALO. frt.v Tilsaiais to Th* Tribune 1 RulY.ilo. May 3.— Deeds have Just been filed her* conveying sixty seres of land on Niagara River, a mllo north of the city line, to the Wlck^viro Steel Company, which has just been formed, to erect a steel plant on the land. The company will spend C&9bM*l In construction work, A blast furnace will be built. The steel will not be sold In the market, but will be used by the Wlckwtre Brothers, of Cortlnnd. N. V.. In the manufacture of wire goods. The new steel plant will b« on th« line of the proposed government ship canal. THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT where Eno'i -Fruit Salt has been taken in lha earliest itagea 01 » disease it has in innumerable instances patented a Berioui illness. The effect of ENO'S 'FRUIT SALT' upon any disordered, sleepless, or feverish condition U tlmvif maxY*iious and unsurpassed. In fact it r * NATURE'S OWN REMEDY Whole*!* of Mean. S. Pour, ma *Oo.* «. Md SO. North WL ; ;tm Strut. Sew Tjrt ]|WIS&<tbNGEIt The Largest and Best Equipped "^ Houselurnishing Warerooms BEST QUALITY ONLY Our Refrigerators Are the Perfection of Clean moss. "^i Efficiency and Economy I The "Eddy" quarter of a century. The "Premier" Glass Lined Orders by aaaal rec*lv» prompt and '•ar<»'ui a.tt»at!on. ISO and 133 Wm) 424 Street, and 135 U>i»t Fnrtj-Ar«t St.. New York. WfllCS WHi).\\[) WHAT! Mayor and Ellison Confer and Xo Ambulance Needed. Mayor M--«'i«n«T-. «nd Corporation Counsel nilsaa had a heart to h-art talk yesterday, rhere was no ambulance call Mr. Ellison rasas out of th* Mayor's oftica iking cheerful, and the Mayor was almost jolly. The Society of Political Projraostica tors declared all bets off and decided to start busl n<»3<? all ov»r again. "Was there, anything particularly significant in the call of Mr. Klllson. 1 * th» Mayor was SBBkd, "Oh. res." replied the Mayor. "Mr. Klllson told me. that he had on-» or two vacancies la Ma office. and that there needed to be a gra 1» between his COM mid $7.<W a year men." "Nothing else?" '"Was there occasion for anything else?" asked the Mayor, with mock surprise. Mr. Ellison r«ipeat">d his statement of Wednesday that he had no Intention of resisminir. At about •■•• 1 me thiit Mr. Ellison called. Sena tor McCarren. Water Commissioner John H. O'Rrien and "Little Tim" Sullivan appeared at th^ City Hall. It was rumored that an important con ference was on, but It dtd not turn oat that way. Kaeh caller saw the Mayor separately. "Must railed In to pay my respects and talk about the teneh*rs" bill." said Senator McCarren. "Did you see th* Mayor about peace?" was as>.wl "Sure 1 am for peace." saM Senator McCarren." ■'I possess all the ettrtbutes of a resident of Quak ertown." Senator McC^urren would net discuss' the prospects of the recount bill. Commissioner O'Brien says that there has b^en no change :n the political situation as a result of the conference on Monday botwoen *':■ Sullivan* anal Mr. E:.u>.n a*, the office of the Corporation Counsel. **Spv*k!cß simply as an Individual T>ernocra>." said iie. "1 win say that the local Democratic sit uation is Just exactly is it was a week ago. There have been no agreements, and tha primary fights will go on. The tlrst statement issued by Mr. ElU son »a« Just as much of a surprise to tlv» Mayor as It was to the public. Mr. Ellison was authorized to meet the Balltvans and listen to what they had to say. The Mayor has hail no break Mil; M»urk'» Featherson. a? ported Mr. Keathersssj Is going on with his primary contests."' There Is tlttlr> doubt that th« Mayor will veto t>.e teachers' salaries bill. Fotii h*> and Controller Mefs ar» against it. and for somewhat similar reason*. The Controller says* it will Increase the budget at least KIW.OOO a year. Both he and the Mayor t>vl that the, moM) could he mrd for other pur,' !o better advantage. The Controller says tin- if any teachers' salaries <•• to be raised It should .-> those of the primary grades. "I inidsr stand thai thin bill will rot increass their salaries. I think the effect of th« White bill vi. .■,".: !♦• to fill up the teaching ranks with tr;«a tSSllhail." said th» Controller. BRENNER REPLIES TO COLER. *?e Points Out "Recently Published Facts* About Borough President's Administration. Jacob Brenner, chairman of th* executhra committee of the Kings County Republican General Committee, replied yesterday to the Tet ter of Horough President Coler asklnsj thai the: complaints of Republicans against the Borough President's administration be submitted to him. Mr. Brenner saM ha was not responsible for th* newspaper stories thai the. Republican organisa tion wished Governor Hushes to investigate the borough administration, and did not :9.\ to be considered ono of Coler's accuser*.