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V OL LXVII..-.X°- 22.086.
Carnegie to Try to Bring Republics
Into Umoentd Brotherhood.
Andrew Carnegie, the leading exponent of the
t«ace propaganda, in this country, thinks he has
H ,;vert the long standing problem of bringing
permanent peace to the combative republics of
I^atin America.
Uebody who knowß the history of these revo
lution ridden countries or rends to-day in the
Bjewapapers <>f their gunpowder politics will
that they are sorely in need of peace.
Efforts hove been made for years to establish
an entente oordlale among these countries and
jvr..~'- Internally, but warships and armies, coer
cion, threats and force have failed, and they are
etl!" the mop*, warlike of all nations. But .Mr.
gle has h.>;>e and faith that they will yet
i themselves and become Integra] part: of
teraationaJ brotherhood. He will expend
from his own purse a larfre amount of money to
jccomplish this.
For this mission of peace Mr. Carnegie has
appointed r>iego Hendoza. formerly Minister of
Colombia, a? Washington. He will be accom
panied by Professor W. R. Shepherd, of Colum
bia University. Beftor Uendoza. It is saM, will
receive a salary of 125.000* a you.- and his <x
• "r.ses The latter was the only representa
tira of South Ajneriea at the recent peace con
fess In this city, and he was noi appointed to
li by the government of Colombia, but attended
Ir. Ills oapactty <f Congressman of that country.
None of th" other South American countries
represented. It is not likely that Beftor
Menfioza will call officially on President Castro
,■• \ ".-'.-: ,:eia. and it is definitely certain that
U not go to bis own country and en
• Tirol }'nsk!t-n r Eteyea as a member
t>.' Ur. Carnegie's association <>f conciliation.
The reason for Sefior Ifendoza's omission of
from his ininerary is one of self-preser
vation About a year aco, at the time he
retired from the afinlstershtp :it Washington.
Sefior llendoza had a rather unpleasant ox
ihange of correspondence, which resulted in the
diplomat making public in the form of several
ppea letters— written in New Fork— some rather
disparaging' Insinuations anil charges against
President Reyes, whereupon the latter ordered
Srfif.r Mendoza to return Immediately to Hogoxa
n inimr to the charge of treason. But the
capita] of Colombia is so difficult to roach that
the Minister decided to remain here and not
. for the first time in his official career,
Uh urgent tall of his country. While waiting
for the peace congress t . convene he reiterated
Uges against President Reyes and made
some new ones.
Vow. however, the mission of Befior ftfendoza
U to be one of peace for all •*{ Srmth America
tnbia; that republic will be left to
Its own devices.
If Mr. Carnegie through hla beneficence -and
■ -ive and Befior Ifendoza as the active agent
of peace succeed in establishing in Latin-Amer
ica the spirit of conciliation, concord and broth
erly love v Men no man, native or foreign, has
yet been ahl» t<> do, the Nobel peace prize may
be awarded in two parts when the time again
pomes to peek the world's greatest peacemaker.
However, those who know conditions In Latln-
A T>*»ri ca and are pcrjuainted with the nien with
Bettor ICendoxa will talk will probably re
jrard his mission lathf-r dubiously. How will
PrjMldeot Zelaya if Klcaragua take the peace
j.ill with Guatemala standing in the way of his
being dictator of Centra! America? is asked by
South Americans here. Will President Cabrera
-f Guatemala, whose iif.- has twice In the last
been in danger from assassins, and who
- troubles wltSj Mexico, yield readily to
the "peace by suggestion" treatment? Is another
Wll'. the diplomacy of Befior Mendoza
■ at < 'hlli l" ars Pern
■ I over the Tacna-Arica I rrii »ry dis
pute" till anothei i th< se are only a few
:hat confront the South
ea sue •■■■•; I '■■-
: • nemies of long standing,
■ : • depended on I
■ share at least to th^gaytty ..f na
- "•■ oot Included In this ]<!an t>
people and countries of South
Ddoxa and Professor Shepherd will
n*'-.v rork ne during -he present
Would Have Peace Part?/ Wander
All Over World.
William T. Stead, the English editor and re
former and peace envoy-at-large, told yesterday
at the West Side Young Men's Christian Asso«*
ciation meeting in the Majestic Theatre of. his
latest plan for spreading the cause of peace and
arbitration in an address which was announced
as his last pvbUc appearance on his present visit
to America. He now plans a world-wide peace
pilgrimage, to sstaidlafa peace circles, or nuclei,
In til the Important cftfea of the world. As a
preliminary detail he wishes to have $1,000,000
raised. He says this will \ '■ perfectly <;.«>• t..
ra!« if proper appeal Is made, particularly to
the roußg folk of this country.
This proclamation follows the turning down of
Mr. Stead*, proposition by the recent peace con
srws for a pilgrlmaa through various coun
tries of Europe, wtadlng up at The Hague,
rhere the next conference Is to assemble on
luae ir,.
Mr. Stead prefs his ppeech by leading in
1 --rayer. About the wrJrst thing he bad to say
of the peace con* was in discussing tlj( . dif
nafltj of raising fundi for the. cause. He said
-lie recent eongrei h d very fe cent.s-and
uot UCh , £enSe " IJut he suifl he had ft , w come
5e reS nt h * r " '' was pnt . lre 'y reconciled to
Iglpiii §i gij i
— conVre.* v, Jj»««« ' - fa»un of
through various omntSS^S I'" * P"«rim««e
Ulj at The Ha«ru« MaWVmii Kur '^' c - binding
; i,.r?f'V;" J thal ' h*d
expressed their ,valof t\, V <oumi >' had
«». yo,, must tJgl 1 1 ; " 1)Ul ' alur
anything: Kachlnery is -k-X^ "• accomplish
•■ropy, as well as in poM (i<s '" rel| Klon or
L.irt week I <l\u f.-H «.„■ „' , I <s , " r business,
that failure, Hut I 6Lan4?hero " i"-^e.| " YPr
Jfcat J thank God f ron h, ' ,', "'" 1;1V ari l y:ty
Srs F«irW°i
»*uid have been only o t^mn?S^^ ll
«• mvn no-id. st out from
W* ma* toe bigbtall famous.-AovU ,
To-dny. cloudy.
To-morroHT, rain; light to fresh «outh wind.
His Chauffeur Must Xotc Face
Homicide Charge.
Lorenzo Paleti, an old Italian musician, em
ployed in Proctor's Twenty-third Street Theatre,
"i"l yesterday in the New York Hospital as the
result of l^eing run over by r.n automobile on
Friday afternoon at Sixth avenue and 28th
Henry Sie el. of No. 2(5 Bast 82d street, is
the ownor of the automobile, which nt the time
of the accident was in charge of John Bltney,
of No. 210 East 00th street. The chauffeur was
arrested at the time and held in $2,000 ball by
Magistrate Wahle in the Jefferson Market po
lice court for a hearing on May 11. When
Paleti's death was reported to the police of the
West .".oth street station, Detective Bromen was
sent out to rearrest Sliney on a charge of homi
Autopsy Shutters Murder Theory—
No Sign of Foul Play.
I By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Dover, DeL, May .".. The belief that Horace
Marvin was kidnapped and murdered was shat
to-day by the investigation of the Dela
ware authorities, as the autopsy indicated that
exposure was the cans.- of death. The post
mortem was conducted l>y Dr. J. H. Wilson, of
Dover, aided by several physicians. It failed
to show any marks of foul play on the body.
The doctors were perplexed upon finding no
food it; the stomach, this giving rise to a belief
t1...t perhaps the child had starved to death.
Dr. A. Robin, the city bacteriologist, of Wil
mington, who will make an analysis, expects to
find food In the intestines. He thinks the child
wandered away on March 4 and died from ex
posure Dr. Wilson said that the boy had been
dead from six to eight weeks, Instead of three
days, as at first believed. He also thinks ex
posure killed the child aid that the body lay
where it was found during the time the country
was being searched for the supposed kidnappers.
Attorney General Richards Bays that he has
no one under suspicion. The coroner's jury was
discharged to await the report of Dr. Robin.
The body was buried to-day in Hay Meadow
Uawn, oji the Marvin farm. All the little fellow's
playmates and fully a thousand neighbors at
tended the services.
Pittsburg School of Bricklaying Run
for His Benefit.
I By Telegraph to The Trkiun*. 1
Pittsburg, May ~>. — It was learned to-day that
tho school of bricklaying. Intended to be one
of the leading departments of the Carnegie
Technical Bchool, has Just one pupil. Even
after the other departments of the technical
Bchool had been swamped with applications f<T
admission, the bricklaying department was
without a pupil. Finally Daniel chlsholm
Bhowed up, paid his $20 for tuition and was en
rolled as a pupil. The school was then
opened. It has a capacity of one hundred stu
dents, and about five hundred tools for
use. There Is also a professor at $13 a day and
an expert union Journeyman bricklayer at $(» a
These two instructors are now busily engaged
giving the class his daily lessons. After ho hns
built a COUpl'' of trick walls, they help the
class tear them down again. All reports are to
the effeel that Chisholm is learning rapidly,
but the school of bricklaying Is running at full
expense to teach the one pupil, w ,oso tuition
amounts to about ]<i cents a day
Pittsburg Paper Tells of "Strike"
Hill Against Bucket Shops.
ri»y Tt-'.ervmvh to The Tribune. I
Pittsburg, May 5.— A sensation wan caused
here to-day when "The Pittsburg Leader" pub
llshed a story that the political leaders of the
■tate are trying to "squeeze" $100,000 from tho
bucket shop keepers through an anti-bucket
shop bill now pending In the Legislature. "The
Leader" charges that a state Senator for Alle
gheny County Kent an agent to a Plttsburg
bucket shop keeper and demanded that $15,000
be placed In the hands of a city official of Al
legheny City or the bill would pass. The bucket
shoo man refused to contribute, and the next
day received this telegram from Harrlsburg:
'Unless y/»u have $20,000 In the hands of
by 7, o'clock the bill is a go."
Alexander McCoy, of Philadelphia. Upset
While Rowing to His Yacht.
Philadelphia, May S.— Alexander McCoy, n
wealthy manufacture/ of this city, was drowned
in the Delaware River a few miles below here on
Saturdaj- and hla body has not ret been recovered.
Mr. McCoy and Ills brothf-ln-law, William Whar
ton, had gone to Essington. to prepare Mr. Mc
i ■■ ■• '■ yacht, the Nokomls, for it trip to the .InttK-n
town exposition. The yacht was lying a few hun
dred yards from shore and the two men started to
row to It. When near the Nokomts tho rowboat
overturned and the men were thrown Into th«s
i\atT. Neither could swim and before assistance
reached them Mr. McCoy *onk.
Mme. Schumann-Heink's Husband Says Her
Income Will Reach That.
Ttlwi '" Til* TrlbuiM! 1
K.UiS.i.s f'iiy. Mo.. Ma) 6.- Mmc fJchumann-Helnk
and her husband, William Rapp, are in Hub city
to day Mr. Rapp i" an Interview «aid this aftet
■ r „:> m UTe's ••ason :
"My wife bus sung 112 engagements since the l>o
ginnlng of the season, she hns yet eighteen en
gagements U) fill. At the end of thai time her
■hare of the receipts will be $iji.ou); then she will
r'-tiini for ;i rest to her farm in New Jersey and to
.t children, to Hamburg, Germnuy, her in
. ome for ■ ;<-ui was J1.70" "
Barely Escape Death When Trolley Smashes
Runabout. '
Aa the result of a collision between a trolley car
and a runabout In which they were driving, Mr.
and Jlr«, Oscar Stevenson, of N •• Sl4 Madison ave
nue, wen- taken to SL Joseph's Hospital, Vonkers;
yesterday, suffering from severe internal Injuries.
A Kingsbrtdge trolley overtook them in South
Broadway near Morris street, bady smashed the
wagon, and pinned Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson under
tl - front of. the '--ar after Bushing them about fifty
feet with the wreckage of the wagon. Their
escape fr«>m being crushed was rnlrcculous. Mr.
Bteveason lefl the hospital this evening, but Mr 3.
Stevenson i* still there. '
NEW-YOfeK. MONDAY, MAY 6. 1907 -TWELVE PAGES-^.tJ%^2s«»*
City Chamberlain and Politician Suc
cumbs to Heart Disease.
Patrick Keonan. City Chamberlain, politician
and friend of everybody on the East Side, died
yesterday at his home at No. 253 East 7th
street. For five weeks he had been confined to
hts bed. suffering from a complication of dis
eases from which his advanced age made it im
possible for him to railv. Heart disease finally
«afl the immediate cause of his death. With
City Chamberlain and a leader in Tammany Hull,
who died yesterday.
him at the end were only John J. Stringrer and
William Hanna, two old friends, and Dr. Berg,
who had attended him through his illness.
Mr. Keenan was unconscious nil day yester
day, with the exception of a few minutes Just
before his death. When it was seen late in the
afternoon thai he could not live, Father Dona
hue, of St. nVisrid'p church. In Avenue B, was
summoned t.. administer the last rites When
the priest entered the room Mr. Keenan roused
from his stupor for the firnt tln;e In the day unil
remained conscious while the priest administered
extreme unction. Then he lapsed buck Into un
consclousness. lln died at 6:30 o'clock
He leaves no rplntlvfs either her<» or In Ire
land except a nephew, r. Meenagh, who lives
near him. in 7th street. A sister and two
brothers came with him to America, but they
died over ten years Bgn. The funeral will b«
hold on Wednesday, when probably all Tam
many Hal] and the K;tst SMe will turn out to
give fitting tribute to the old leader.
Mr. K>enan was th»» Democratic lender of the
old 7th Ward district for thirty yuars. not re
tiring until last November, when his health be
came so bad (hat ho was oblißed, on tl-«» advfcN
Of hIH doctor, to Iny a«ide nearly nil of his rai.i.
lit> did not retire from the office of City Chant
iterlam, because the dutlen were cany. and Mayor
McClellun was content ta have the old man ;it
the head of that office As a matter of fnct.
Mr. Keenan hud little to do with the practical
work of runninK the office. For years the direct-
Ing factor in th» office has been Deputy Cham
berlain John H. Campbell. Mr Keenan thought
as- nitich of his deputy ;<s if he bad been bla own
■on, and Mr Campbell returned the affection.
Patrick Keenan was born in County Tyrone.
Ireland, In \<:~ <mi March 17 last, h
brated hlB seventieth birthday, rounding out
the allotted ppan of life At the «Ke of four
teen Mr. Keenan, then a stalwart, ruddy faced,
bright eyed boy, embarked for America. He
found many friends on the lower K;ist Bide, then
a shipbuilding •hstn, :. and there be made 1 his
home. His first Job was thai of a plumber's
apprentice. At the beginning of the war he w:;s
the foreman of a Karnr of workmen "iit the ship
yards on the East Side, and superintended the
fitting out of the steamship Vanderbilt, which
the elder Vanderbilt presented to the United
States government.
He went South for the government -lurlnß the
war, and did plumbing and fitting work on war
vessels. He was an Intense union man, and at
the time of the dnift riots was an enthusiastic
nipporter of th« government.
Soon after the war he engaged In business
on his own account as a plumber and Iron ut
ter, and continued the business successfully for
twenty years. In \H~\l ho was elected an as
sistant alderman. Later he became ;i member
of the Board <>f Aldermen, and served until
1882, when he w.is- elected County clerk
Keenan took to politics naturally. He had
the brawn, the Intelligence, wit and hustling
ability which won him hosts of f r i^-mi m His
hold on the people continued right through tlie
changing period which witnessed iho displace
ment of the old- stock of Irish and Americana
by the Jews. Mr. Keenan was almost as strong
with the newcomers as with the old residents.
When he ran for alderman he was elected by
the biggest vote ever given In th<> ward, and
it was the same way when, in lsist^ ho
ran for County Clerk. All, over the county
Democrats and Republicans were glad to put in
a vote for "Pat" Keenan.
During the latter part of his term as County
Clerk Mr Keenan left Tammany Hall and
Joint il the County Democracy. He was nomi
nated for County clerk, but was defeated along
with other men who seceded from Tammany
Haii «tt 'hat time. He was then "on tho
outs'" with Richard Croker, the rising power In
the organization.
Croker respected his foe as a district l> ader,
nnd finally Keenan made up with tho "bos-"
and rejoined Tammany Hall. Mr Croker
wanted Keenan to take a police commissioner
ship when Van Wyck was elected, in IM>7
Keen; n did not want the responsibility and re
fused to tJiko the place.
croker was city Chamberlain at that time, and
after sjotthiK Keenan's refusal, he said: "Well,
why not take my Job, Pat?"
Mr. Keenan waa glad to act on the sugges
tion, as the office of city Chamberlain in th»
eyes of the ordinary Tammany man is about
the choicest place In the city government. He
(Misiderei it all the greater honor because' he
succeeded Croker. Ho served all through the
Van Wyck administration, retiring when Low;
came in in 1002. Mayor McClellan appointed
him to his old place in -IJHM, and he had been
there ever since. *
Mr. Keenan was a familiar figure at the race
track. He was a modest bettor, rarely wager-
Ing more than fJ>. The only reason he bet at all
was to add apicc to the race, he often said.
Mr. Keenan never married. His home, In 7th
street, was .a visiting place for the poor of the
district. He was a kind . hearted man, and
never tutnei! a deserving man or woman empty
handed from bis door. He had an ample fort
une, and spent a Urge share of his income in
maintaining his district orc-nization ami help
ln* Lue needy poor.
Skylarking in Park Imperils Ten in
Addition to Victim.
Watched by a thousand holiday makers, three
young East Siders of the type which has made
elevated trains and subway cara unsafe caused
the death yesterday of one young girl and im
perilled the lives of nine other young people by
"rough housing" one of the swan boats in Cen
tral Park until they capsized the craft. flinginK
till into tho water. That more were not drowned
was due entirely to the good work of the "three
M.'s" of the park police, Patrolmen Murdy, Mil
ler and Moynihan.
It is possible that more than one drowning did
result from the skylarking, since while eleven
passengers were accounted for the i".lice say
there were tf ree more. These three, however. :ir.
believed to be the young fellows responsible for
the accident, and they probably tied as soon as
they got out of the water. Arnold Pish, who ha--,
the boat concession on tho lower lake in the
park, has been held by the police in connection
with the case
The motive power of the boat waa Thomas
Lee, who sat behind the swan, propelling it by
working n small paddl* wheel with his feet.
Pish says that soon after the boat lefl the land
ing he saw three young fellows rocking the boat
and otherwise misbehaving and he called to Leo
to watch them. A few minutes later, as L. ,■
made a sharp turn, the three fellows by their
skylarking caused tho boat to capsize, almost
directly tinder a new- bridge over the pond. The
threa patrolmen, seeing tho men and girls in the
water, plunged into the water. They took out four
young girls, getting them snfely to shore. These
were Charlotte Herman, of No. 2;".7 2d street;
Mary Ryan, of No. SG6 2d avenue, and Wronlca
Patoa and Lillian Devine, both of No. 203 East
43d street.
Then Moynihan got hold of Philip V.'oelker, of
No. °..~>7 lid street, 'who had accompanied Miss
Herman to the park. He did not know that the
patrolman had already rescued her, and refused
!■• stop trying to find her. Finally the patrol
man persuaded him that she was probably
ashore, and Woelker started to swim for this
landing, but had to give up when the cold water
benumbed him. Moynihan got him ashore all
right, however.
While the young girls were being rescued
John Conlin, of No. ;U«> Oakland street, Br-mk
lyn. who Is only an indifferent swimmer, had
great trouble in keeping himself and his seven
year-old eon afloat, but the pollen got him out
safe. too. Elisabeth Devine, an eighteen-year
old girl, was with her brother .lames, live years
younger, when the boat was overturned. She
tried to swim ashore, but tho cold water was
too muck for her. and nh« Fank. Patrolman
Murdy, who had Just made two trips ashore,
reached her just in the nick of time.
Whan the Devine girl« got ashore with Mary
Ryan, they missed Mary Murphy, .seventeen
. .!. of Mo. 247 Ka.st 4"ith street, who had
been One of their party. Ptsh. when h>* learned
that the girl was missing, put out In a small
• to the overturned swanboat. Caught on a
nail on one fide h« saw a girl'a* black
skirt. Without delay he pulled the girl's body
out of the water, but »h* was probably already
dead, although i>r. Engelaon, of Roosevelt it^s
pftal, worked over her for more than half an
hour, trying to restore her to consciousness. The.
body was then taken to the station house, nnd
her father, William Murphy, a painter, was t-.ia
of his daughter's death.
All th" others were taken from the arsenal to
the Presbyterian Hospital. Buffering from ■hock
caused by their Immersion. The condition of
none of them Is serious, although the girls are
all suffering from hysteria as well aa shock, All
w,:i (... ulile to k « borne tins morning.
Lee. the attendant on the boat, was arrested
late in the evening bj Acting Captain Hetter
nan Of the Arsenal station. The actinic captain
.-mil that the charge would probably l><> mad*
homicide when the prisoner was arraigned this
morning ta the JTorkvtlle court.
Three Servants at Oak Hill Sana
torium Jump to Ground.
Caldwell, N J.. May S (Special). -The lives of
eighteen insane persons were imperilled yester
day aften n when Qre destroyed the servants'
quarters "f the < >ak Hill Sanatorium, which is
about half a mile out ><1 the town < 'ne woman.
N'..ra Flnnerty, who had to be dragged out of
the burning building by two firemen, was
bruised severely In the tussle with her rescuers.
The servants attached to the sanatorium,
which la conducted by l>r. David Moulton Gor
don, are Quartered In it frame building, about
two hundred and fifty feel from the main build
ing, which is ii large three story frame structure
close by are three other frame buildings. In
a few minutes the house waa entirely In flames.
fanned by a smm}* wind blowing directly toward
the main building with Its insane Inmates. They
were pani'- stricken and the nurses and attend
ants I.d great trouble in guletlng them.
I.. in- women servanta were in the upper part
of their building when the tire started. Three
of them leaped from tho windows, hut Nora Fln
nerty became too frightened nnd ran back int..
the biasing house. Two of the volunteer Bre
men, Asa l". Harklna and Seth Bevtns, rushed
in ,-itler bei and after a hard light succeeded in
dragging her to safety. There was little water
to be had, BO the lir.-men devoted their energies
toward saving the main building, which they
llnallj succeeded In doing.
Baseball Player Had Skull Fract
ured, but Didn't Knoxc It.
Following a fUht at a game of baseball yes
terday, John ( ('Coiinell, ot" No. 406 Lincoln
avenue, Brooklyn, is iii the Kings County Hos
pital .\ith .i fractured skull, from which he will
probably die. Despite hla aertoua Injury (XCoa
nell paid no attention to It for an hour or so,
when he walked Into the hospital and asked Dr.
Sn..'llm;m to aew UP :i cut OH the back of his
With some young fellows from that part of
Flatbusb, O'Connell was playing a scrub ball
game back of the hospital. Along toward ih^
middle of the game it broke up in a fight, in
which O'Connell took part. While it waa
on! somebody threw a cobblestone it O'Connell,
hitting him at the base of t.ie skull. It knocked
him down, stunning him for a moment. Peace
was restored, and the game went on with
O'Connell still playing. After it was over
Ke walked about half a mile to the hospital,
„ here It waa found that his skull arsj fractured.
lUfln' d surroundings for ladies. Lunch; dinner, music
Another Mine Reported in Guate
mala City — Women Sit Free.
Guatemala City, May 5. — It la reported that
another mine of explosives has been found near
the National Assembly building. The authori-.
tios have released several prominent women whtf
had been detained on suspicion of conniving at
plots to assassinate President Cabrera. No de
tails cf tho alleged conspiracy have yet been
made public.
Epic Poem of SO/)00 Words Among
MSS. Long Believed Lost.
Chrtottenia, May .">.— Admirers of the late
Henrik Ibsen are delighted at the discovery af
a larg" number of manuscripts written before
ISH4. The works include an epic poem of twen
ty thousand words, in which Is found the
nucleus of Ibsen's later dramatic works
When Ibsen left Rome, in 1864 he deposited
two lihrs containing manuscripts in th« rooms
•of the Scandinavian Association of Rom*. The
hag:J were shelved and forgotten, and nfter the
' . left the bouse they were sold v.-lth a lot
of rubbish. Ibsen returned to Rome and vainly
incpuired for them, and came to the conclusion
they had been destroyed. A Dine named
PontopldAmn. living n Rome, found the manu
scrlptssat an antiquarian's many years ago and
kept them as curiosities. He returned to Copen
hagen several years after the discovery, where
he died, bequeathing the manuscripts to the
Royal Library on condition that they lie pub
lished by a friend. Professor Can Ijirsen. a
prominent Danish author. Ibsen's illness pre
vented Larsen's consulting him about the publi
cation, bu'. r.>w he has obtained pet mission from
Ibsen's h- irs Ibsen's editor, Swanstrolm. says
that a history of the manuscripts will soon ap
Part of Spire on St. Patrick's Cathe
dral Works Loose
Two big granite floral settings: weighing about
two hundred pounds each, on the wall of the
south spire of St. Patrick's Cathedral are in
danger of falling Into Fifth avenue, it was
learned yesterday. The trustees are greatly wor
ried, and the work of repairing the settings wiTl
be bejrun to-day. Although a rigid investiga
tion made last week failed to show that the
stone in which they were set was loose, the
authorities have been caused much anxiety.
There are several hundred of these settings, and
if they should all become loose, the cost of re
pairing them would be. enormous. It will cost
several thousand dollars to repair the two in
danger of falling.
Crowds going to the cathedral yesterday were
surprised to see scaffolds high up on the south
spire. When it became known that they were
to be used to repair the settings the old parish
ioners were not sparing in their criticism of the
builders, though It has not been shown that
they were to blame.
Pennsylvania Officials Decide on
Civil and Criminal Actions.
Haxrteburg, Perm.. May 5 —Civil and criminal
mitts win be brought by Attorney General Todd
against those responsible for the State Capitol
scandal. A complete list of tho.se who will bt>
named as defendants will not be known until th»_>
inquiry is completed. The commission will hold
no more public sessions until after the Legis
lature adjourns, on May !•>.
The suits will be based on the testimony show-
Ing that the contractor collected from the state
for 7.V_* thermostats and Installed only V>»'>H. am
'■n the substitution of domestic for Baccarat
glasa and an Inferior glass for Tiffany fnvrile.
John H. Sanderson & Co.. general contractors
f>>r the furnishing; Joseph M. Huston, architect
for the building tommisslou and also for the
board of grounds and buildings, and) JSmea H.
Bhumaker, former superintendent of grounds and
buildings, are ■moßj those involved in Urn
The testimony n!*x> shows that, while the
more elaborate of tho $2,000,000 worth of lislu
ing fixtures wen to be mercurial gold, the bulk
of those Installed were merely lacquered, the
latter process coating one-tenth the price of the
former. All these fixtures were supplied to the
state at a cost of $4 So "a pound."
The reports of the experts, which will be made
to tho commission before the public hearings
are resumed, will show that the measurements
of the parquetry flooring, painting and decoriU-
Ing and other fittings were falsified, and that
the contractor's profit on the $U.OOO.O<>O metallic
furniture contract waa s~>oO per cent It is esti
mated thai Sanderson's profits on the S3.00&7&?
paid to him by the state for the furnishings,
were .<:<.!> Ht,tKK>
Ex-Governor Pennypiicker. mho whs president
of the board until he went out of office last
January, and was a party to all tile furnlshinss
contracts, issued a public statement last tali
that not v dollar was misspent by the board:
that the building could not be duplicated (Of
$13,000,001); that no bill was finally settled until
the article had been measured or weighed as
schedule required", and that every bMi was cer
tified t" by Huston and Shumaker a.<» to Its ac
cm.icy before paid.
Much Bedraggled After Automobile Trip
With Many Breakdowns.
[iv THMrnph to Th<> Trlbinp. i
Louisville. May s.— Congressman and Mrs L«ons
worth arrived here at 10 o'clock to-nlcht after an
autOßßOblkl trip from Lexington, drenched to th*
skin and so brdraggUd that they passed into the!r
hotel here unrecognized by a crowd which had
watted tor hours to see. them. They left Lexington
about noon, and after stopping for luncheon at
Versailles, twelve miles distant, started for here.
A aerlea of breakdowns caused much delay, and,
to clap the climax, late this afternoon they ran
Into rain, with mud to the axles of the car. The
party Included ex-lfayot Fleischmann and wife, of
Cincinnati, and several others. They will attend
the iierbv to-morrow.
IDy IMasjMSS. to The Tribune.]
Baltimore, Mny s.— Two more Johns Hopkins irnl
versity men will enter tho faculty of Princeton
next year. Leroy C. Barrett will become preceptor
In the classical department, and Herbert Houghton
will become an Instructor in Greek.
Henry C. l*»ncaster, boMei of the fellowship in
Koman languages, win go to Amherst to become
Instructor In Kreneh. Marbury Oglr, of th*» de-
I'urtm.nt Of Latin, will go to the University . f
Vermont.. v~,
Kx-Ju.-tlce Morgan J. O'Brien's chauffeur. Thom
as Lav«X was one of six men arrested for auto
■111 Olllllg hi QmeßM yesterday. Among the others
were J. S. Holle, of No. 32 Weft s«h street, anil
: ■ !. Kelsey, of No. 40l Riverside Drive.
326 7th Ay. Founded 1563. Tel., 633 & 634— Chelsea.—
Utilities Bill and Itcapportionment
Only Serious Problems Left.
f By Telegraph to T!.« Trtbun*. 1
Albany. May ii.— The public utilities bill and
the reapportionment <iuestion are now the only
serious problems with which the Legislature
has to deal. Yet when the utilities bill will be
reported, i-i what shape it will pass the As
sembly and what the Senate will do with it
after that are questions which some of the old
est legislators do not care to answer and what
will happen to the apportionment message which
Governor Hughes sent to the Senate last week
is quite as uncertain.
Adjournment apparently hansjs on these
things, and these things hang on the state of the
opposition ro Governor Hughes, which succeeded
in retaining Otto Kelsey against the Governor's
recommendation and now seems to be preparing
to tear apart the utilities bill. Wild rumors,
even, of a refusal to pass the utilities bill and
the passage of an apportionment to suit the per
sonal and political preferences of those seeming
ly dominant in the Senate, followed by a sudden
adjournment, are afloat.
I'nder all the confusion and uncertainty la ono
certain thing— that the little group of men who
dominated the Senate in the Kelsey contro
versy is preparing to "do things" t-> the public
utilities hill. Against this is another thing just
as Governor Hughes will resist any at
tempt to weaken the utilities bill with every
legitimate weapon at his control, and if an
emasculated measure In the er.d should be
passed he will let the public know just why it
For the Governor Is just a trifle disillusioned.
From the beginning he has not cherished largo
hopes as to the agreement of certain legislators
with his reform plans, but now he begins to
realize that some of these men are Impervious
even to that public opinion which he thought
would be his most effective weapon. But he has
other shafts in his quiver, shafts for use in the
strict line of his duty as chief executive, which
his friends think may have more effect with
those who oppose his plans.
Men in the confidence of Governor Hughes be
lieve that the public utilities bill— the Gov
e/nor'a bill— stands almost in danger of its life.
They do not think that a some bill— will
fail of passage. But their great fear is that It will
not be a bill such as the Governor recommended
in his message — one to curb corporations wrest
ing special privileges for themselves In spite o"
law or the public.
As the Hughes supporters in the Legislaturo
view the situation, a, powerful political organiza
tion of certain factions in the Republican party
is being stirred to work against the Governor**
policies. Hand in glove with the representa
tives of these Republicans in the Senate stand
the Democrats, McCarren and Grady. who took,
so prominent a part In the Kelsey vindication.
In the Assembly there stands the Speaker, pro
nouncedly opposed to the Governor in the Kel
sey .case, now outspokenly against one im
portant section of the utilitts bill Ist which tha
Governor has felt it necessary to appeal to tha.
public And, behind all. their Interests similar
if not the same. Hughes supporters see the big
insurance companies which heljied rescue Kel
sey, and their financial friends and co-workers,
the great public service corporations, the transit
and lighting companies.
"'it is the same old story," declared one of
the Governor's closest friends to-day, "the
legislators and the "bosses' a:e playing poli
tics for their own purposes, as they think, but
the money po\ver sit.s back in a nicely up
holstered chair and chuckles — fees they are play
ing politics for the purposes of the financial In
terests. Wall Street pulls the strings whicb,
move most of them. "
Because of the death of Dean Huffcut, tha
Governor's lec^l adviser, it is unlikely that tha
utilities bill can be rep.irt> in the Assembly
this week. It had been planned to have Sena
tor Page, Assemblyman Merritt and the Speaker
go over the amendments-, then after consulta
tion with the Governor the measure would b©
put into that final shape which he approved and
be reported. But with a mass of bills passed by
the Legislature pouring Into the executive
chamber for consideration, the .Governor would
have his hands full without any of the se
rious labor entailed in whipping the bill into
final shape. Therefore it secass probable that
it will be well along into next week before the
utilities till comes up for consideration by tha
ftassmhlj •
When the bill is reported it will be =at!*»
factory to Governor Hughes and the men who
father it. These men. Senat >r Page and As
semblyman Merritt. both have expressed in
the last day or two fears of what might happen
to it in the Assembly, ra'rlier in the session con
sidered absolutely "safe." Tho danger seems
to lie lv UM belief that the Speaker, with all
his pow»r as chairman of the Rules Committee,
is out of harmony with the Governor on his
Four Important features of the bill seem des
tined to have hurled at them all the combined
power of political and financial opposition. The^o
are the court review provision, at present tix*
closely clrc'imscribed to suit Wall Street; th.9
power of removal of commissioners, which th.»
Senate desires to have loaiged in that body: th<?
provision prohibiting holding companies, which
the financial jugslers would chop out. and tlßßfl
section which would prevent the unlimited
watering of stock by "capitalization of fran
chtSSSL' 1 Speaker Wadsworth has announced!
his agreement with Senators Raines. McCarren,
Grady and the others on the removal proposi
tion, and some who have talked with him say
he wants some kind of a compromise on tho
stock issue question rather than the short-term
note provision which the amended bill now car
Friends of the Governor consider this defec
tion of the Speaker — they plate him among
those who d'> n-t want the kind of, bill the Gov
ernor wants — as one of the most perplexing; ele
ments in tSM complicated situation. They at
tribute it largely to the Governor's attltuda
toward Superintendent Kelsey. who is a political
protege of the elder Wadsworth and a close
friend of the younger. But beyond that there is
the question of apportionment. The apportion
ment of the western end of the state made last.
ye.tr was distinctly favorable to the Wadsworths
and resulted in the temporary political retire
ment of Senator Stevens. Now the Wadsworth*
fear that if an apportionment of the kind th«
Governor indicated were made, their p ■•' . -•*!
fortunes would b»> lower than ever, ant! so, th«
Hughes iiien believe, are joining hands wlttl
those opposed to the Governor in all thing*.
Opposition in the Senat from the Ralnes-
McCarren-Grady srroup. am! opposition In th>
Assembly from the Speaker and his frier if
they finally decide to ftght tho Governor- tillU
only will bring from him a more determined **i-

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