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MR. AVILSOX OX CROPS.
\O CAUSE FOR ALARM.
Thinks Cry of Damage Has Been
liaised for a Purpose.
Chicago, May RApnrts of "damage to the
crop?. Vhich have been so numerous of late,
earing to the unseasonable weather and the rav
ages of bugn, have been greatly exaggerated, and
for a purpose, according to James Wilson, Bee
retary of Agriculture.
•--I ring seeding is a little backward on ac
count of the cold weather," h« said to-night, "but
there is plenty of time between now and the last
of September to crow a crop of all kinds of
grain. In Minnesota and the Dakotas, where
we raise most of our spring wheat, seeding has
been delayed about two weeks; but, with a f^w
days of warm sunshine, planting will be in full
progress.
"While the weather has been unseasonably
cold In some grain regions, still It has not been
severe enough to retard ploughing, and my ad
vices are that the ground in those states has
been nearly all made ready to receive the s<?» d.
We will hßve warm weather in a few days, and
I don't see what is to prevent a normal crop of
■pring wheat in the T'r.lted States.
"As regards the Canadian Northwest, the re
ports that this year's harvest may be seriously
diminished may have pome foundation. Ac
cording to what I regard as authentic advio s
from that region, the weather has been so cold
that ploughing has been almost impossible. Tho
Canadian farmer has usually left his ploughing
for the pprlng, and this year he finds himself in
a bad predicament. In a normal year seeding
IT j'd be about half finished in Manitoba nnd
t ■•■■lning provinces, but I am told that to-day
the farmers In that country haven't got th«i
ground ready for the seed, even if the weather
was favorable for planting.
"However, such a condition In the Canadian
N-rThweM will not make a great deal of differ
fn"o when this year's crop is harvested. The
Canadian farmer grows but a small portion of
the totfll crop of wheat, and I am of the opinion
that the deficiency, if there should be any In
that pert of the country this year, will hardly
•iced when the harvesting throughout the
world has been completed.
■ In the Southwest there have been numerous
rumors for the last three weekp of serious dam
apc wrought by green bugs. These reports of
damage to the winter wheat have been grossly
exaggerated. I am in a position where I get as
good Information as anybody regarding the
growing crop. While. I have had many reports
about the green bug. still the damage wrought
by theee Insects has been local in every instance,
and tb,ere has net been any general attack by
this pest, as some people are endeavoring to
make it appear.
"From my knowledge of the Southwept, where
so much of our winter wheat is grown, the
advices I have at hand lead me to believe that
the Southwest will have its usual crop this year.
This applies to oats and corn as well as to
wheat. The crop as a whole may be delayed
somewhat In ripening, but not enough to cause
any apprehension. Com will suffer the most.
is ploughing f»r this crop has been delayed con
rlderai)!/, but I »cc no cause for alarm.
**Th«r« Is considerable grain grown between
\Ta«hJnrton and Chicago, and from my personal
cl*e.rva?lon <~.i th!s part of the United States I
ran stat<* without any reservation that I never
in my life taw brighter prospectß than are pre
vailing at the present time.
"Taken as a wliole, I see no cause for com
plaint, and I think It will be found, when thrash
ing- time comes, that all this cry of crop damage
has been made for a purpose."
Kunsas City. May 6.— J. Broadnai. presia«nt
of the Kansas City Board of Trade, said to-day:
ThSt« seems to be a difference of opinion amon{<
t*-* dealers in retrard to damage to crops in this
part of the Southwest as a result of the recent
cold rain* and freezing weather. The opinion pre
dominates that the grain ha.B not Buff>r*-d bo muoh
f.s reported. It will be a. week before anything
definite 1* known.
Roger Woodman, of "The Price Current," said
to-day: "There ls not much In the stories of re
ported crop damare In the Southwest." G. W
Flack, of the Midland Elevator Company, who re
timed to-day from a trip through ttie Kunsat
fields, Eald:
I dn not believe there has been any great damatfo
to the wheat crop Jn Kansas. Rei>ortH from our
jiKents In Northern Kansas enow that while wheat
has not made progress Jn the laat week It has not
r!<?pr»>clate<J any. and I think that with a f'*w
day? of warm weather now the crop will show
preat improvement. We hhv<» received no reports
f>t damaKe by bugs In the northern half of the
Btate.
In Southern Kansas rains in th«- last week hay*
v. r> materially lnii>r(pv«-d the condition of th« crop.
end the ur-dictlon ls jreneral that Kancas will
produce ss large a crop as last year. Only one re
port, that in the northern part of the state, Indi
cates any damage by frosts.
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ADMITS CHEATING THE GOVERNMENT.
Superintendent Pleads Guilty in Boiler Tube
Case — Others Put on Trial.
IBy T»>rraj.h to Th» Tribune.)
Plttsburg, May 6. — The employes of the Shelby
Steel Tube Company who are alleged to have
b»en parties to the cheating of the United State?
government by passing bad boiler tubes for ur
n warships by the government, inspectors
were placed on trial in the United States court
Ctts morning. Hy 1 o'clock this afternoon the
Jury 1 a<l been selected, and Frank Emmett,- t'i«j
foreman of the tube plant, whose ooßfeaaions
brought about the prosecutions,- pleaded guilty
3. J. Dunn and Cbsules L. Close, of the com
pany, pleaded not guilty, and from what devel
oped during the brief afternoon session a bitter
legai fight Is expected.
ADAM CROSS MAY LEAVE FORCE.
Tomer Inspector Said to Have Applied for
I'jji*'- Retirement on Pension. ■
.. A pertinent, rumor al IU ( Police Headquarters,
' which eouW not h* verilie,! last night, «ai
that A<iam A . Cro . who w ,, s ri .,. onl , v deposed
as an Inspector togjukafo to a captains duty
n the " a bur * m-.,,,,, .tatUm. Brooklyn had
banded is bl. a;,,,,,^,,,,, (lPn(! , )(liir ,.. rs V(StPr
day "' '"• retired on v pension
f'TfT?. '"^ iiiS n " 1 •"« connected with the
r;;:;:; t r:;;;r >1r:;1 r:;r if> T- tlr< -' ll r h
'rouble. N *a. "Ported, and Home sal.l his
rank v*.l.h,»r du< to i,i s waving W n reduced In
Dr. John J. Q, W ,. V ' „;,/;;;' l^ 1 $*»£ and
mSS* refused "SS board of IK '" C *
C. E. HALLIWELL DIES SUDDENLY.
tmertcsn K. Halllwell. nr*t vW. n Su p,DENLY.
■*»' in the End Zl , tT^ "^
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■sssw ' Jf " ""' : • Benus sIcV
To. m orro W T o^Vrt°T^.b. f ,v, nd », NEW- YORK. TUESDAY. MAY 7. 1907.— FOURTEEN PAGES.-
THINKS GRADY girl DEAD
Father Sat/s She Has Been Killed
and Body Thrown Into River.
Andrew J. Grady no longer hap any hope of
seeing his fourteen-year-old daughter, Elizabeth,
alive. She now has been missing since April 20,
and on Sunday night Police Commissioner Btng
ham issued an order for the arrest of Patrolman
Theodore I). Hess, of the 33d precinct, who dis
appeared last Friday. He is believed to know
something concerning the girl's disappearance,
but Mrs. Hess, who Is anxious to see her hus
band again, said emphatically last night he was
innocent of any wrongdoing.
Mr. Qrady got back from Philadelphia Sun
day night. For two days he had been following
a fruitless clew. When he reached his home on
Washington Heights he was much disheartened.
Last night he said that he was now certain that
his daughter had been murdered and her body
thrown Into the East River.
"I have many reasons." he said, "to believe that
Elizabeth was murdered. She spent the greater
part of the last day she was at home working
about the house. it was about 3:45 when she
started for church. She never reached the
church, for she and a man much older went to
a furnished room house at No. 780 Second ave
nue. But they did not get a room there. Then
they disappeared. I am sure that the man
killed the girl and threw her body in the East
River. ■«
"She was so timid that I am convinced no per
son could keep her in a stranero room down
town. She could not have gone away- of her
own will. and the man who led her away real
ized this, and knew he could not leave her in a
strange house. Her abductor must have real
ized that the only way to cover up his crime was
to commit murder."
Captain Kreuscher praised Hess yesterday as
a model policeman, who did not drink nr smoke
and attended to every detail of his work with
scrupulous care. He said that In four days the
detectives who had been searching for Hess
could learn nothing against him.
In addition to the, precinct plain clothes men.
Central Office men and more than fifty Pinker
tons are searching for the girl or her body.
CLUB AXD ROB GIRL.
Tti'o Thugs Make Filiations Attack
on Young Cashier.
Two men lny In wait yesterday until Mis«s
Mabel Van Schnssen entered the hallway of her
home. No. 202 West 124 th street; then heat her
Into Insensibility with .1 club and robbed her
of a satchel containing $315 in cash nnd checks.
Although the police of the West 12f.th street sta
tion have only meagre descriptions of the two
men, they think they will have them arrested
within twenty-four hours. Miss Van Schassen
is suffering from concussion of the brain, cuts
about the face and abrasions of the body
In the early afternoon the young woman, who
is employed as enshier by L. Oppenbeimer, a
butcher, of No. 2248 Seventh avenue, left the
store with the satchel of money, which she in
tended taking t>< a branch of the Hamilton Hank
at 126 th street and Seventh avenue. <»n her
way she stopped at her home for luncheon. The
two thugs assaulted her af she entered the door
Dr. Schlff, <>f the Harlem Hospital, dressed
the girl's wounds and managed to revive her
long enough to h:iv.- her tell the Btaiy of the
assault. She remained at her home.
ROGERS HAD ACCOMPLICE.
More Developments in MiddlHown
Triple Murder Case.
TBy T<>!e«T&p!i to The Tribune I
tfiddletown, N. V.. Hay 6.- There were de
velopments to-day in the Olney-Ingerick trij.i*
murder cane which confirm the belief of the
authorities that Charles Rogers had an accom
plice" in his crime. For three days the authori
ties and hundred* of citizens have been hunting
for the poekotbook and check which Rogers In
lilh confession said he bid in v stone wall, but
nothing was found. When Rogers was taken to
the scene he was greatly surprised that lie
could not find the pocketbook. After the search
bad been g!v.-n up George h Richards, <<r this
city, found the pocketLoik, a check for |6507,
made out to Fr*il it. Olney and some other
papers lying on the ground In plain view. Tba
articles evidently bad been placed there within
twenty-four hours, probably by Rogers's ac
oompUce. The papers showed no signs of hav
ing been exposed to the weather. More guards
have been placed over Rogers In the Goshen
Jail, and no one in allowed to see him, although
crowds of people walked around the jail -til
<i!v Parts of Rogers's confession have been
proved to I c fabrications, and the authorities
believe that, having no hope of saving himself,
Hogt-rK in doing his best to .shirk] some on<
else. He will be arraigned at a special t*rm of
the Superior Court on Saturday.
MISS TERRY'S MARRIAGE CONFIRMED.
Feared She Would Be Accused of Seeking
Advertising.
'FSy TVW-prapli to Th« Trib in< J
Pittsburg. May 6.— -Mlks Ellen Terry, ilie actress,
and James Carew, her leading man, were married
in tlif courthouse lirre <m March 22. The cere
mony was performed by George J. Campbell, Justice
of ,h»* peace, aJid the witnesses were James n.
Bell and Benjamin 11. Thompson, Pittsburg law
yers. The license was granted by Clerk Watson.
Carew ><*ye his age as thirty-one, his birthplace
hk Goshen. Ind.; bis present residence. New York
his occupation, actor, and said lie was never mar
ried before. Miss Terry said »he was Rfty-nlne nnrl
Hid she had been married twice before; Bh6 said
her correct name was Ellen Allcm Ward«ll She
marri'-d her first husband while very young and
■aid that the marriage had been unhappy, ending In
a divorce. Justl. c Campbell suppressed the an
nouncement of the marriage, at tin* request of Miss
Terry, who feared she would be accused of using
li fftr advertising purposes.
fßy TVl'Kraph to Th«- Tribune.
Chicago, May 6 —James Carew, who ins an
nounced his marriage to Mi««s Ellen Terry, is a
Chk-agoan. He was first euployed as a bookkeeper
for the McClurg Publishing Company. He studied
dramatic art at night, ard made his first sppear
ri.. on the stage In a l.in< J. Carter melo
drama. His real name Is Janien Umelmann, and
|,|« parents. Mr. and Mrs. rol.n IJ«s.;lmann. have
lived for more than fifteen yearfl at No. 8241 Wa
b{" l h knew"w!.en Miss Terry was here;; last time
that Jim would marry her," said Mrs. 1,5 .-linniin.
tIU mother, to-day. "Jim came out In an* auto.
took us all to the Annex and Introduced us- to the
.lHiKhtfnl actress the day that she celebrated her
fifty-ninth 1 Ihdsy."
ANSON P. STOKES, JR.. LOSES PURSE, j
[ By TVI'-Kniph to The Tribune. J
Sew Haven, May 6.— Rev. Anson Phelps
stokes, jr.. secretary ot Yale, has lost his pock- j
etbook containing more than $•"<>. He had been
In Mew York, and was returning to this city last
night when; he thinks, a pickpocket relieved him
Of iiJs money as he was crossing New York In a
streetcar. P*»rtunately b« had enough io,,se
Chang* in his pockets to buy a ticket^ to New
Haven.
EIGHTEEN RAND MINERS KILLED. j
JohannrsburK. Mav,G.-An explosion occurred to
day at the Mpddrrfontein Kold mine. Three whites
and fifteen natives were killed. . . j
31AY DELAY. LINEBS.
PIER STRIKE EXTENDS.
Longshoremen in Hobokcn Go Out
—More Lines .Affected Here.
The 6trike of the longshoremen on both side*
of the Hudson assumed alarmlnsj proportions
last night, so far as the ocean greyhounds are
concerned. At a late hour there was little likeli
hood that the big liners which dock in Hoboken
and are nooked to sail to-day will pet off. The
strikers over there are determined and boasted
last night that the Hamburg, of the Hamburg-
American line, and the Kaiser Wllhelm d.-r
Grnsse, of the North German Lloyd, would not
get away to-day. To-morrow the Baltic, of the
White Star line, is among the big liners booked
to sail. She, too, may bo delayed.
The Kaiser Wilhelra der Gross©, the Hamburg
and the Caronta have unusually big passenger
lists Mr*. Cornelius Vanderbilt, Kmil Paur, El
bridge T. Gerry and Alois Burgs taller are among
the passengers aboard t lie Kaiser. <>n the Ham
burg are Met. Kennedy, rector of the American
College at Rome; several bishops and .Miss Edith
Townsend. the writer. They went aboard last
niarht. There i\as a rumor thai Mrs. VanderbUt
did not ro aboard, but the officials of the line
said she did. All three vessels should sail at
10 o'clock this morning.
Several thousand longshoremen on the piers
Of the Holland-America, Phoenix, Rotterdam.
Scandinavian- American, North German Lloyd
and Bremen hues went out. The strikers de
mand higher wages. They say there are I,<NK) men
on strike on the piers In Hoboken of the Ham
burg-American line, though the representatives
of the line insist thai none of ii« longshoremen
are on strike.
In Manhattan tlie ntrlke Is to be extended
along the entire water front In West street. Six
hundred men quit work on piers 48 and .» of
the White Star Line. They demand -■'••"• cents an
hour for day work, 4"> cents for night work and
• !<> rents for work on Sundays and holidays and
during lunch hour These are the same as de
manded on other piers.
The Hobokrn Ktrikers held several meetings
In that city. They gave the number of men
affected on the various lines as follows: Hol
land-America. r.i«>; Phoenix, :'.<><>; Rotterdam.
tkM>; Scandinavian-American, 4<«>. North Ger
man Lloyd, tax*; Bremen, »"-<«>. bewidrs the 1.000
on the Hamburg-American pier.
The strikers say they are organised as the
Longshoremen's Protective Association and that
-.hey will be able to tie up everything i" Hobo
ken, if necessary. Police were detailed to watch
all the piers.
Emll Boas, Keneral manager of the Hamburg-
American Line, said there was no strike on his
line and that the Hamburg would Fail' on time
to-day. Conrled Schuch, the superintendent at
the piers, said, however, that he was preparing
for trouble and hiring strike breakers. He ex
pected a strike.
"I can get all the men i want and more than
1 need," be Kild. "As soon as the men go out
"I am prepared to tin their places."
The North German Lloyd Line has four boats
in port — the Kaiser Wilhelm <ler Grosse, which
is scheduled to sail to-day; the Grosser Kur
filrst, the Konlgln Lulse and the Trave. Tlie
strikers say they will not wall on time, and will
be delayed as long as tlie strike lasts. Henry
Moller; the pier superintendent, said there wa*
no strike, bui he was telephoning for nifn.
The general manager, Gustay Bcbwab, ad
mitted that there was a strike, but said that
ihri'f hundred of their longshoremen were work-
Ing. He naid he had no doubl that tlie Kaiser
Wilhi m would «all on time to-day.
A representative of the Holland-America Line
said that the Noordland, which came In last
wet-k with nineteen hundred steerage passen
gers, was nearly lo.aded, and would sail to-mor
row. The strikers say this is very doubtful, It
v.is said thai the North German Lloyd officials
were forming the men they have Into a pro
tective ana benevolent association as an offset
to tlie union.
Though the Kroonland, of the Red star Line,
got away yesterday as tf.e officials of the line
promised, the situation in Manhattan ls growing
more serious The Metropolitan Line granted
t the demands or its men for an Increase of 'A'A 1-8
per cent, and Uie men, who were on strike went
back tv work.
It was said by the men that at noon to-day all
the longshoremen on the White Star and Cunard
piers would be out. Several strike breakers
were taken on al the piers of the American and
Red Star lines during the day
A committee from the regular crew of long
shoremen <>f the Cunard Line called on the
superintendent, Mr. Roberts, with the demands
lie told them to g<> back to work' and that the
company would take up their demands. They
did so, but will need assistance, as the (Jmbria
ip In port and lias to be loaded.
The strikers met over the Brunswick naloon.
West and 11th streets, where they \ re a<(
dressed by Patrick Connors, chairman of th»j
Longshoremen's Protective Association. The
White Star employs no regular crews, bui neis
Its men from a boss longshoreman. The Baltic.
Of this line, is due to sail to-morrow, and tlie
Georgic, a freighter, which is in port, is al
ready a day late in palling
The demands <.f the men |n Hoboken are
higher than the demands of the nun jn Manhat
tan. The Hoboken men ask 10 tent.- an hour
for day work. <i'» cents for night work and so
cents an hour for holiday and Sunday work.
The striken against the ICallory and Ward
lines in Manhattan and Brooklyn continued. A
committee of the strikers at the Ward line piers
called on Mr. Gibbs, the superintendent, nith a
proposition for a flat rate of 35 cents an hour
for night and day work. Captain <;ih!is prom
ised an answer to-day. There was little change
in the situation along the Brooklyn water front.
About six hundred freight handlers went out
against the Bush company In sympathy with
the longshoremen.
on the pier of the French Line, al Morton
street, everything was ti»-d up, and there was
little attempt being made to handle freight.
Three hundred men went out, leaving I,a Bavole,
due to sail ■>n Thursday al 1<» o'clock, without
her cargo. Mr. Mannis, the superintendent, said
be was confident he would get the vessel loaded.
Down toward the Battery the Mien were all
out on the piers of the Southern Pacific, the
Red Stnr and the American lines. On some of
them stewards were pressed into service, but
made little headway on the piles of freight. The
streets, ns well as tiie piers, were congested by
freight.
If the strike continues until to-morrow nicht
R!id men an not procured to handle the freight,
shippers will have to be ordered to hold back.
POISON FROM PATIENT KILLS DOCTOR.
H'y Te|(>Kra;ih to The Trlinne. 1
Wilmington, Del., May (I.— Dr. William H.
Kuntz, a loading bomcßopathtc physician, of
New Castle. Del., died to-day from. blood poison-
Ing. He was poisoned while operating on ii pa
tient. Dr. Kuntz was one of the best known
physicians of Delaware, and was president of
the New Castle Roard of Health. He was born
in 1845. ,_-.;-.- v;:
DEWEVS PURE GRAPE JUICE.
Absolutely free from any preservatives
H. T. D«wey & Bons Co.. 128 Fulton Bt, N«w Xork.
— AtlvV.
BIG DOWTOWN FIRE.
STREET CARS BLOCKED.
Four Men Rescued from Printing
Establishment.
Fire destroyed last night the three upper floors
of the five story brick building, Nos. 26S and 270
Canal street, occupied by the Blanchard Press,
Isaac H. Blanchard & Co.. owners. Chief Croke?
estimated the damage at from $125,000 to $15<\
000. Part of the first floor of the building, and
the basement wr>s upied by Philip Romberz,
manufacturer and Imnorter of woollens. The
principle damage to the latter business was by
water.
Four men, employes of tlio printing company,
were rescued from the fire escapes while the
dames poured out of the windows on the two
floors below them.
The origin of the fire is not known. Two lino
type operators, a shipping clerk and a man em
ployed In the' packing room of th« Blanchard
Press, were working "overtime." The fire must
have gained great headway, «s the second and
third floors and part of the fourth floor were
fires wept and burning fiercely, when an auto
matic alarm ratiK.
( m liis arrival Deputy Chief Kmger sent In a
third ainm which brought chief Croker and
many engines and ladders to the s'- en <\ While
a water tower worked in Canal street In front
of !!;•■ building, -a truck was swung In between
the water tower and the building, and th<- ex
tension ladder was hoisted to the Ore escapes on
the fifth floor, where four men were shouting for
help. Captain Farley, with three Bremen, went
• big ladder n* if was being put In position,
and got to the top aa tlie ladder n-strd against
tiit iron balcony.
Thousands in the Ftrect watched the work of
the firemen at the top of the ladder. Walter
T>enns. of No. ;£!!> West o7th street, ■ lino
typer, was nearly overcome by smoke, but aa
he had a wet cloth tied about his head and
face, he waited until tlie three other men. P. A.
Seifrled, of No. 15 Kldridge ntree*, Brooklyn,
and Al>e and Moe Levtne, brothers, of No. ."0
Kast ll.">th street, were taken down. Belflied
is also a linotyper.
The roar of tlie flames as they leaped from
the windows nil anout the firemen and the
workmen could be heard for several blocks.
Chief Cmker, having directed the work of
pouring water info the building, sto"d In Canal
street under a ladder and shouted directions to
the firemen who manned the extension ladder
a« one by one the four workers in the buildjng
were carried down.
Apparently the fire started on the second floor,
in the bindery, nnd worked down and up the
elevator shafts and staircases. For a time it
looked as though the entire building was
doomed, but after an hour had passed the flre
was under control. Seven linotype machines
were included among the machinery destroyed
in the printing shop, as well as a dozen or more
printing presses.
The four men taken down the ladder were
treated by I>r. Bryant, of the Hudson Street
Hospital. Ail four men were suffering from the
e(Ye< ts of smoke and shock. The police reserves
of several downtown stations were on the scene,
with Inspector Itussell and Captain Dooley, of
the Elizabeth street Station. in charge. The
cars in Broadway. Canal and Centre streets were
blocked for the greater part of two hour?.
Isrhc H. Blanchard, the senior member of the
firm, got to the scene before the firemen had fin
ished their work. Mr. Blanchard said the June
number of "Burr Mclntosh'a Monthly" was off
the press and ready for delivery, and the entire
issue destroyed. Mr. Blanchard plac.'.l his loss
at $150,000, estimating the loss to the property
at $l'r>.«"<Nt.
CHILDREN CLEAN CITY.
Some 300,000 Res nd to Chicago
Mayor's Proclamation.
;!!■. T*l«trapti to The Trtbtina ]
Chi. ago. May •>. Three hundred thousand
school children responded to-day to ;i "city
beautiful" proclamation Issued by the Mayor
making to-day the nffli lal day for niiinicip.il
house cleaning. They spent two hours after
school iii transforming unkempt streets and
alleya Into neal and orderly thoroughfares and
byways.
An appeal had l»-.-n made to the children to
engage In the «"ik by teachers In all ;h>'
schools, under instructions from Superintendent
Colley. Many ot the ucl Is provided brooms
for the children, and the youngsters worked un
der the supervision of their instructors.
CLOTHESLINE SAVES HIS LIFE.
Man Jumps from Fifth Story Window, but
Escapes Serious Injuiy.
A clothesline saved the life of Henry Wagner,
who jumped from the fifth Btorj window of the
house al No. 990 First avenue yesterday, li
escaped witlTmit serious injury, according to the
Flower Hospital physicians Wagner lives with
liis wife al N" l"l s Avenue A. He had been
to see his mother. She heard him sen- en and
turned In time to see him disappear out of a
window, in his descent Wagner hir a clothes
line. \* hlch broke his fall
Wagner was able to pick himself m> nnd went
through the building, where a «''<uple of em
ployes took hold of him and gol Dr. Reid from
Flower Hospital He .said he had fallen out th:>
window, but later In the after >n Dr. X.'id tele
phone! to the Enst Jilst street police station
that Wagner had confessed he had attempted to
lake his life, Wagner has been ill for ne.irly a
year and the pain he was suffering cause?! him
to attempt to take his liiv.
BUY LAND FOR BIG GAME PRESERVE.
J. P. Morgan and Other New Yorkers Inter
ested in Colorado Project.
i Xi TV Irjrraph I im-.J
Denver, May & J. P Morgan and other- New
Torkera and B. P, Cheney, <>f Boston, nre members
nf iin Wo, men Land Company, .\h'ch ivis Just
bought on Immense tract of land on the Colorado-
New Mexico line. It will establish a game pre
serve and huniiii^: !■. uk. The land company Is s
1 1. la ware corporation.
The trad will be it on re Inclosed with a high
barb wire fence, which will hold deer, bear and
other wild gnme, numbers •■:' which are already
roaming through it. More k;::h>- will ii^ added.
SHERIFF MADE INSANE BY HANGING.
I n> Telegraph to The Tnhure. 1
Greenville, S. •'.. May Sheriff R. F. McCar
lin died to-day raving about an execution in
which lie had taken part, th» first that was ever
held in Greenwood County. Three weeks ago lie
executed Joe lOvans for assaulting his brother's
wife, and then killing bis, brother. The Sheriff
went to bed as soon as the execution was over.
AFTER ALL, USHER'S THE SCOTCH
that made the highball lainoua.—
Copyright. tttt,
by The Tribune Association.
WILL NOT Rl'X AGAIN."
Mr. Longxvorth Says President
IVoiild Decline Rcnomination.
f By T»!e*raph to The Tribune. 1
Louisville. May 6. — Congressman Nicholas
Longrworth. here to-day with his wife to attend
the Derby, said emphatically that his fa/her-in
taw, the President, not only does not desire a
Third term, bat that he will not accept the nomi
nation if It Is offered. He said:
"In my opinion, no possible contingency could
Induce him to accept n third term. You can My
also that there is absolutely nothing In the talk
of my succeeding Senator Foraker."
l)I( X EXPECTS IIARMOXY.
Says Ohio Republicans Will, as
Alzcays, Agree in Essentials.
\Py Telejrraph to Th» Trlbtinf.l
Cincinnati, May fi. — Senator Dick came quietly
to town this morning and after conferences with
Senator Koraker and George B. Cox, the former
Republican leader, returned to Columbus. Be
fore leaving the city Senator Dick said:
"There is nothing further for me to say other
than that. In essentials, the Republicans will
agree In the present situation, as they always
do."
Mr. Cox .aald to-night thnt Senator Dick had
called at his office in .he bank nnd "paid his re
spects." !lt> said that although there had be«»n
no political conference between himself and Mr.
Dick in the sense of making plans or entering
into agreements, they were In accord as to <•; -
posint? the holding of primaries for deddtasg th«»
people's choice as to 8 Presidential candidate
before next year. Senator Foraker will leave
here on Thursday for Washington to take up the
Brownsville investigation.
Although the principals in tho conferences to
day seemed to try to convey the impression that
nothing Important vas considered, political de
velopments nre expected by many wirhin the
next few day? as the result of to-day's meetings.
TORNADO KILLS NINE.
Four Badhf Hurt in Texas — Cloud
burst in Indian Territory.
FPy Ttelenrarh to Th* Trlbun*. 1
Mount Pleasant. Tex.. May 6. — A tornado prac
tically destroyed the towns of Rldgeway and
Birthright, forty miles west of here, this after
noon about 1 o'clock. All telephone and tele
graph connection with these places ts cut off
and details are lacking, but it Is known that nine
persons were killed and four probably fatally in
jured.
Denlson. Tex.. May <5. — There was a cloud
burst and heavy hailstorm at Atoka. I. T.. this
afternoon, hundreds of window lights being de
molished and much damage done to property
throughout the town. The crops were literally
washed from the fields. A section of the Coal
gate branch of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas
Railroad was badly washed out. suspending
traffic. At Muelster. Tex., a tornado is reported
to have killed many cattle and damaged crops
seriously.
Temple, Tex . May B.— A terifflc rain and hall
storm here this afternoon lasted forty minutes
and covered the ground with Ice. Crops are be
lieved to have been greatly damaged, especially
corn and cotton. Lightning struck the Temple
Oas Company's plant, causing an explosion that
demolished t!>> reservoir, machinery and engine
house.
NEW YORK YACHT LOST.
(hour. Guest and Crew Rescued
from the Attiijuin.
(lty Tetegrapli to The rruw
New Orleans, May t>. — The ss fool schooaes
yacht Attiquin. of N*--w York, was wrecked and
sank twenty miles from Heliz* a week a^ro. 11. r
owner, Walter Fisher. Of New York, with hU
guest, Raymond Waenter, and a crew of five
re here on the way home. All aboard the
were taken off in borxts.
The Attlqutn, while cruising off the coast „r
British Honduras, was caught in a gale on April
:'■" and driven on a reef. Th>- Impact tore a
K:"'i!t hole i i her hull and she settled slowly, A
I assing schooner manned by natives rescued the
seven men aboard s id took them to Beilse. They
lost all their personal belongings. They reached
here to-day aboard the steamship Ansvlm, and
will start for New Tork to-morrow,
Attlquin w;is In command of c..
Walter I<andgreen, with Albert Croker as nY«t
mate.
SPAMS H DOCTORS ERR.
Discrepancy in Dates Set for an Im
portant Happening in Spain.
Madrid, stay »>. It was semi-oAcially an
nounced to-day that the accouchement of Queen
Victoria might be expected about the end of
May,
This announcement was subsequently contra
dicted by Dr, Gutlerres, the specialist who is In
ment attendance at the palace, who said
that the royal baby should have arrived before
this. There was much surprised comment al
the discrepancy in ti.e^e statements, and Inquiry
showed that the official statement Issuid at the
beginning of Mie year, pbictng the event m the
latter pi tof May, is correct The incident has
caused both Indignation <md amusement, and it
lias revealed th.it the court physicians who Is
sued s rooort on April "_' saying the arronens
r.ent probably would occur in the latter part of
April were in error.
The newspapers demand thai some one be
I'l.'di to answer for this ridiculous mistake,
which lias kept the nation on the tiptoe o| need
less excitement and cut Hied many premature
preparations. They mention the f-i>~tf -i>~t that no
fewer than twenty bishops have arrived at Mad
rid within the last ten days in ordei to be in
readiness for the birth of the hebr t>. the thr^n.
of Spain.
Queen Victoria drove out tjiis morning as
usual, but she complained i> f ;» slight chill oa
returning and remained in the palace the rest
of tlie day.
AMERICAN BOOK BRINGS 52.025.
Volume Containing Journal of Washington's
Trip to Ohio in 1752 Sold in London.
London, May »> - A small volume of tracts re
lating to the early history of America, including
a rare journal describing Washington's trip to
Ohio In ll~>2. was sold at auction at Sotheby's
to-day for Sl','^2s. The b<M>k was printed In
Wllnamshsrg in 1754, and only a few copies of it
are extayt. There is no copy In the British Mu
seum. It is believed to have been purchased for
America.
HAAN'S RESTAURANT. PARK ROW BLD3.
For ladies' downtown Luncheon and Dinner Music.
—Ad vl.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
XEW I'TILiTIKS BILL IX
IS Mini: MORE DRASTIC.
Five Additional Amendments Apply
to Regulation of Corporations.
m
[B Telegraph I• Hm Tiibtm«v 1
Albany. May 6. — Changed in veral Important
sections to make the measure more drastic, tho
amended public attttiea bll] was introduced to
atgJM by Senator Page, and probably will bo
presented in the Assembly to-morrow. The
changes in this draft of the bill were mad*
after Governor Hughes. Senator Page and As
semblyman Mcrritt had consulted over the re
prints made last week after the Assembly Rail
roads Committee had held an open session, at
which representatives of various corporations
opposing the nieasur were present. Five amend
ments have been made to the bill as it was
amended then, and all are In the direction of
more drastic regulation of the corporations
which will come under the scope of the bill. OC
these the most important are one closely regu
lating the issuance of short term obligations)
for extension of railroad facilities, and one re
moving that restriction in the previous draft as
to the granting of permssAssi for the establish
ment of liffhtin.c stoats in cities already having;
well regulated facilities. This Ls especially appli
cable to n, v York City. as. under the previous
form of this section, many lawyers considered
that the Consolidated Ga3 Company and its
associated gas and electric companies would
have ■ complete monopoly oi the lighting facili
ties of New York City.
The other changes provide that no act of tha
commission may revive a lapsed or invalid fran
chise, straighten out the provision as to pen
alties duiiuga suit over an order of the commis
sion, and govern the procedure for contempt
wh*n refusal has been made to answer ques
tions.
CHANGES IX THE MEASURE.
A digest of the changes in the measure sum
marizes them as follows:
The sections as to the approval of issues of
stocks, bonds and other forms of tadobtedasssj
have been changed so they now provide that
a common carrier, railroad corporation, street
railroad corporation, gas or electric corpora
tion may issue such obligation, payable at
periods of more than twelve months when nee-.
essary for the acquisition of property, the con
struction, completion, extension or improvement
of Its facilities, or for the improvement or main
tenance of Its service, or for the .lischnrse or
lawful refunding of its obligations, provided
and not otherwise, that there shall have been
secured from the proper commission an order
authorizing such issue and ita amount and stat
ing that in the opinion of the commission the
use of the capital to be secured is reasonably
required, and for the purpose of determining
this the commission shall make such inquiry or
investigation, hold such hearing and examine
such witnesses, books, papers, documents or
contracts as It may deem of importance in en
abling it to reach a determination.
The bill as now drafted further provides that
such corporations may issue notes for proper
corporate purposes and not in vHilatlon of any
provision of law payable in less than twelve
months without such consent; but no such noto3
shall tn whole or in part directly or lndlrectly
bo refunded by any issue of obligations running
for more than twelve months without the cop
sent Of the proper commission.
Sections 54 and TO of the bill require the ap
proval of the proper commission to the assign
ment. transfer, or lease ->f any franchise or
rights. This Is strengthened by the addition of
a provision that the permission and approval
o» the commission to the exercise of a franchise
or to the assignment, transfer or lease of a
1 franchise shall not be construed to revive or
validate any lapsed or invalid franchise or to
enlarge or add to the powers and privileges con
tained In the grant of any franchise.
The penalty for a violation of any provision
of the act for failure to comply with an orier
Is reduced from $5,000 to $1,000.
Under the bill as originally drafted the penal
ties against a corporation would be cumulative
even during the pendency of a suit In court over
the order of the commission, and an action to
recover such cumulative penalties could have
been brought. This is now modified so "if the de
fendant in rnirh action shall prove that during
any portion or the time for which It is sought to
recover penalties or forfeitures for a violation
of an order of the osssasasstoa the defendant
was actually and In good faith prosecuting a
suit, action or proceeding in court to set aside
such order, the court shall remit the penalties
or forfeitures Incurred during the pendency af
suit, action or proceeding."
CONSTITUTIONAL. OBJECTION RAISED.
At this modification Senator Fasjs stated that
a constitutional objection had been raised with n
considerable force to the f>rm of the biil as
orlKinally drafted, and that the change has
been made to meet the decisions in the cases of
Farmers" Loan and Trust Company vs. Riegan
and Collinp vs. Kausas.
A provision has been added as to contempt
proceedings which says that if a person in at
tendance iw.;r» a commission or a commis-
Sfcmev refuses without reasonable cause to be
examine-! or to answer a legal and pertinent
question or produce a book or paper when or
dered ss to do. the commission may apply to
any justice of the Supreme Court upon proof
1 y affidavit for an order returnable in not leas
than two nor more than rive days, directing such
person to show cause why he should not bo
committed to jai!. Upon the return of such
order the justice shall examine under oath such
person whoss testimony maj be relevant, and
he shall be grren an opportunity to be heard., but
If the Justice shall determine that he has re
fused without reasonable cause or legal excuse
t.> he examined or to answer a le.?al or pertinent
questtoa ©» to produce a book or paper which
he -,\as ordered to bring, he may forthwith by
warrant commit th** defendant to jail to remain
until I. submits to do ihe act which he was so
required to'do of is discharged according to law.
The serti ■:•■ relating to the approval of lncor
pmration anrl franchises of gas >»nd electric cor
porations, which was criticised in its first form.
b.-is been considerably changed. A* it originally
stood it secure-1 a practical monopoly in New
York City to the Consolidated Gas Company.
The provision that le commission, before it
Issued a rinYat ■ alVrwtng gas or electric eom
i';;r.l.-i to begin construction or exercis«» any right
or privilege under a franchise, should first in
<iuire into the good faith of the new corporation
an.? might refuse to erant a certificate If an
ample and well constructed system existed. ha 3
boen stricken out.
The provision that no municipality shall build,
maintain nd operate for other than municipal
purposes gas or electric systems remains In the
Mil.
At a —settasj to-night of the Rules Committee
of the Assembly, of which Mr. Merrltt ts a m«m
ber, these amendnisssni w.ew discussed. The
amended bill will be printed, hut there Is little
likelihood that It will he reported by the Rules
Committee for debate this week.
C*OJ»SII>ERABUS TAL.K OF CAUCUS
There B ts l-eer» considerable talk to-. lay of a
caucus of Republican Assemblymen on the bill
imni'-diateiy after th? Rules illlllllllss reports
it. Some warm supporters of the Governor even
have suggested, that a caucus be held on th*
bill as It will stand after these amendments have
been added. to (•'•■■ vent any further amendments
in the Rules Committee which might not suit
the Governor.
BtSSHin Booker, who was one of the warmest
supporters <>f Superintendent Kelaey, because
of the personal friendship -'xistint; between them,
declared to-day that he would support th Gov
ernor absolutely on the utilities bilL
"I am in favor «>f the court review as it stood
In the original bill." he said. "N«> broad court
review is necessary in my opinion. I am in
favor of removal of commissioners by th • Gov
ernor instead of by the Senate, though If they
could be removed on order of the court it would
meet my views. I stand with the Governor on
every point at issue in this bill."
Senator Tully. another of those who voted with

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