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Telegraphers' Strike Would Affect
Brokers' Wires.
In case of a strike of the telegrapher* acralnst
the Western Union and Postal Telegraph rf.lll
j,an!es. It was announced yesterday that the offices
ef the brokers wir have leased wirrs, would also
he affected. This contingency lias so alarmed some
of the big brokerage concerns. It was s«io, that
they will try to bring about a settlement.
The union leaders are now busy organizing the
clerks and messengers in the telegraph offices both
In New York and other cities that they may be
called on to act in sympathy in ca«e of strikes
The breach between the telegraphers and the
Postal company was widened by the failure of
Clarence H. Mackay, president of the Poßt*l com
pany, to reply to a communication. President
Email, of the Commercial Telegraphers' Union of
America, made public a letter to Mr. Macka"
which r*ad as follows:
On Friday last a communication was handed to
your secretary In which was recited a number of
grievance? existing in the operating department of
your company.
" W« respectfully request a reply or an pudienee
this afternoon or before noon to-morrow.
No reply wan received, and President Small said
he believed the two companies were acting to
gether In opposing the union. A meeting of the
executive committee was held st the Astor House,
where reports were received from several local?.
A message from Memphis said: "All solid here;
command us" Tho union in Chicago sent the fol
lowing message: "So welchers in Chicago; men
■will support demands and stay to a finish," and
the St. Louis union said: "We are all prepared,
and St. Louis If with you, heart and purse."
It was paid the strike would begin in Chicago, if
at all. and the policy of the union would be not to
have a general strike, but to order strikes at Im
portant points here and there Secretary Treasurer
"Wesley Russell will go to Chicago to-day and will
cell a meeting of the Chicago local as soon as he
arrives there.
General Manager dowry, of the Western Union
Company, again declined to discuss the situation
The executive committee of the union had a long
meeting last evening, and continued to discuss re
ports from other cities. The committee says that
though it 6*ems hardly possible to avert a strike,
every means provided for in the constitution of
the union will be. used before the strike is de
clared. Arrangements for collecting the strike
assessment were, completed. The following state
ment was given out by President Small after the
It is our move now. Negotiations through third
parties end direct with the official* of the com
panies have brought no satisfactory results. The
companies have been trying to freeze out the union
operators for some time. We a:» determined ...
rtand out for ♦■ ■«• i«. per cent Increase ■'" >*y prom
ised us on March 1. asui the companies ■an well
afford to jrive it to us, having Increased th« tolls
on Tnessagcs tc the public 20 per rent. We realize
that if the Wester Union remedies tb« grievances!
we have conijlHineii oj th- board of director* will
have to fir*; President Cir.wry. He eas always been
opposed to '.it..- mions. and *■« bed to appeal
over his head, is our union is pledged to arbitra
tion. If a s".rike should be ordered in Chicago !t
would tic ip the telegraph company Ju*: as ef
fectively <tp if i general strike was "ordered.
The -siiin^: -it of the men in charge of th" relay
ptai?.-.;.;. ■.-. th* It.'- distance, leased lines would
he the, metre of putt'tuc the larg" brokers con
cerns out of business. While they might have
operators at their offices. ,h* repeating stations
■without first ■ lass -.reri would be like baseball with
out a pitcher. Ther« ire repeatiaaj stntions at
Buffalo and tr.any places between New York and
the Pacific Coast. A strike ■{ the ielegraphers
would not Interfere with the telephones, but it
would have the support of the printers' union and
other union?.
Cotton Hooks and Knives Used in
Fray at White Star Piers.
There was joy BmGri(r the, longshoremen yester
<lav as they got back to work, and the superin
tendents on the filers seemed to fell pretty good
About it. too. At the "White Star Line pier about
three hundred Italian strike breakers were dis
charged and paid off at II o'clock In the morning.
As they walked out Into West street from one of
the pier* the strikers, returning like prodigal?, went
In at the other, or. at least, started to go In.
One look at the strike breakers was enough. "Broke
the strike, did yez?" yelled one husky Irishman, a*
« banana he had been mating spoiled the appearance
of »n Italian face. Then the riot wan on. Crowds
■f longshoremen took up the cry. and In a moment
th^re was plenty for the few police in the neighbor
hood to do. ClubP were used freely, and, as often
as not. it was a strike. breaker's head that felt Urn
weight of the law. A few Italian.- drew knives, but
_ •ticks In the hands of lusty lonK!-l'Or«-men made
knife plays look foolish, end no damage resulted. Th«
worst Injuries resulted from the rotton hooks the
strikers used after they saw the knives. A cotton
hook Is used to move cotton bales around, and there
MS Italians ready to testify to-day that li is a
distinctly effective weapon.
The police from the Charles street station finally
drove the strikers back, and forming a ring around
the mOst seriously injured of the strike breakers,
took them to the station, where doctors from St.
Vincent's Hospital attended them. The injured
men went home under police guard, because Ital
ians who looked like dock laborers weren't very
popular along the waterfront yesterday.
At most of the piers th« old men were taken
back without much question. A few had to wait.
At the American Line there was some fear of a
, trick, and only a few men were taken back yester
day. More will resume work to-day. At the Preach
. Line the mm were nil taken back, but struck again
because they had new foremen. They got their
way. and went back to work.
While the not w— as at its height people in the
tenements along West street threw bottles. jars
and other missiles from the windows down on the
fleeing strike breakers, lira. Kate, coffey. the wife
of one of the longshoremen, was arrested at her
residence. No. «22 West street, on the charge of
throwing a heavy flower pot from an upper win
dow. The flower pot In its fall Just grazed the
ten of one of the policemen.
During the light a man was seen trying to
put his hand into his hip pocket. When arrested a.
loaded revolver was found on him. He described
};lm»elf as Antonio Dorenzo, of No. 34S Kast 49th
etrer;. • .
Captain Watson, wharf superintendent of the
"White Star Line, said after the row that, he had
fewer men than before me strike breakers were
paid off. The b«t of the men. the riggers and
wiachmen, he said, had not yet returned.
Sheriff Flaherty Will Be at the Crown Ath
letic Club's Opening.
■ ■ SB Sheriff Flaherty, of Brooklyn, was asked
yesterday as to whether h« would stop the boxing
exhibitions between members of the Crown Ath
letic Club at the Clermont Rink next Monday night
he said that his action would depend on the stand
Governor Hughes may take. The boxing game
ran up against the Sheriff last fall, when ex-Gov
ernor Hlggin* took a rap at the promoters of the.
"boxing »how«."
Although the Sheriff has not yet received a sn
called guest ticket, he will be at the opening of
the, Crown club to nee that th« law, bs he con
ceives It. is not violated. Several of his deputies
will accompany him. John Oliver is president of
. th» club. Oliver Is also president of the Wayne
Atblf tic Club. in Manhattan, and looks after the
financial end of "Harlem Tommy" Murphy's bouts.
Justice Truax In tha Supreme r'ourt denied yes
•' •■:*>• the application of W. J. Sloano and other
Broadway and Fifth avenue merchants for sin in.
Junction to restrain the Rapid Transit Commission
from building a subway down Broadway from 23d
street by the open cut system. Justice Truax says:
"The VMrttai :*ised by the plaintiffs is purely
».<-a<iemlc. and there is no real controversy in the
matter, a* th»r<> !« no „,>.«..., threm or i: ■•■:• ...i
to '■ ■y..n.'.\ :::■ fc c< „? w > „ . lhr . pla . M!fr v ., 1 M.. ; . t!| .« ■■
The latest thing In flubs .<- the Curio /"lub. of
!><jndoti. at No. 107 Regent street, started for con
noisseurs and collectors as n headquarters where
♦hey may meet and exhibit their precious objects
and offer them for sale or exchange. There is al
ready I valuable collection on view under the rare
<Wf«B ■ ■■■■-< who values and cares for the article.*,
which include all the rare curios Imaginable. There
if no doubt of the success of the club, as many
persons pawew valuable articles of many kin-Is
end have no idea ■' their real value until stib-
I to an expert. At the club this ma: be don.;
'-"-■ •-■•••■ (eft n f*h guarded to] sale or
exchange -Fuller particulars may he had by ad
rif^'i? '/-r'"■ I; • "London Opinion" Curio
Club. No. '. R'i-nt street. London.
Homer Folks Answers Questions as
to New Commission.
Homer Folks, secretary of the State Charities
Aid Association, has issued a statement of the de
velopment of probation work in the State of New
York last year, following the signing on June 6 by
Governor Hughes, of the Davis-Rogers bill, an act
to establish a state probation commission. Th
purpose of the statement is to answer the questions
a« to what may be expected from such a commis
The powers and duties of the new commission
Will he similar to those, of the special probation
commission appointed by Governor HiKSins In
IMS, except that the former was temporay. Pp"
.lflc appropriations for probation work have be-n
granted In five cities of the state. In four of these
cities— New York. Syracuse. Rochester and 1 onkern
— competitive examinations have been held and
salaried probation officers have been appointed
from "iljrilile Hits. Associations to aid In Juvenile
probation work have been organized in Brooklyn
and Buffalo, and steps toward such an organisation
are being taken in Syracuse.
In the magistrate?' courts in this city salaried
women probation officers have been appointed from
an eligible list resulting from a competitive exami
nation held by the Municipal Civil Service Commis
sion on February 9. IWl^- Three, hundred and sev
enty-two persons took this examination— 232 men
and' 140 women. Of th« 143 who passed eighty-eight
were men and fifty-five, women. A card system for
the identification and record of probations wa*
established in February, W. at the central bureau.
No. 314 West 34th street. It was also decided by
the Board of Magistrates that all of the probation
ers should report to the probation officers.
Architects Studying Cause of Settling of
Criminal Courts Building.
As n result of the rumor that the Criminal Courts
Building Is sinking, which has persisted for several
years, architects employed by the city yesterday
went to the building to examine It preparatory to
a thorough survey which will likely be begun to
The Janitor of the building. Edward Coppers, who
has been making some tests of his own. said yes
terday that lie thought (he building had sunk about
an eighth of an inch In the last two years, but
; there is absolutely nothing serious the matter, he.
' says
; It Is pointed out that the Criminal Courts Build
ing Is built on th- site of the old "collect Pond
of Colonial days, which was eventually filled it.. If
■ the building has gone down any it is believed
that the subway Is also partly responsible, no It
goes through Centre street, and the undermining
when it was built as veil t\r. the running of trains
would naturally affect the foundations.
Cab Doer Flew Open and Sag in Which They
Were Fell Out.
Mrs. Harry A. Trlmm. of No. 106 Quincy street.
Brooklyn, wife of a broker with offices nt No. 206
Front street. Manhattan, reported nt the Grand
avenue station yesterday the loss of diamonds and
Jewelry valued at P.MB.
While driving down Bedford avenue in her cab
the door «wung open, and Mrs. Trlmm thinks the
btaefc seal ha* containing the diamonds and Jewelry
may have fallen out when she leaned forward to
■ lose li, as she miss*,] it a tew minutes later.
A liberal reward U< offered for the return of the
handbag and Its content*.
Police Searching for Wife of Dr. J. Arthur
Booth. Thought To Be Here.
The police have beet', asked 1 search for Mrs J.
Arthur Booth, wife of Dr. J. Arthur Booth, of No.
129 West 77:h street, who escaped from the sana
torium of Dr. Hitchcock at Greenwich, Conn., on
June 10 and is now believed to be wandering in
New York.
Mrs. Booth is forty-eight years old She weighs
180 pounds, is 6 feet 9 inches in height, has dark
heir ard eyes and la of fair complexion. When
she left the sanatorium ehe wore a black bonnet
and dark dress.
Metz and Democratic General Committee
Have Been Unkind to It.
The amount of money allowed for the work of
the topographical bureau In Br.,okl>n w.<v the sub
ject of President Cv\*.r'i< bull, tin yesterday, in. ■:
dentally. h<- handed a rap to the J>emocratlc c.-i
tral Committee, which provides the bureau with
quarters In Its Courl Square building, The bulletin
The topographical bureau has to furnish surveys
for all improvement contracts and to furnish
maps and diagrams for all street opening proceed
ings as well as to furnifh reports and diagram*
upon which the Board of Esttmats ami Apportion
ment lays out new streets or makes other changes
In the city map. The appropriation! for the years
3!<06 and ISO 7 combined Is as follows:
Richmond. $485,000; Queens, $68G.. r .00; The Bronx.
1373,850; Brooklyn, ?145,5&7 BO tnol« tho 50 cents).
Brooklyn's share of the total appropriation for
the four boroughs requiring topographical work is
less than 9 per cent. . ■ .
Extremely valuable, records are made- and kept In
this bureau. Us offices are located in the Thomas
Jefferson Building, which is owned by the Kings
County Democratic General Committee. Th« offle-s
are leaky, poorly lighted, not sufficiently large
and not properly ventilated, and are, not even con
venient to each other, being located on several
floors of the building.
The bulletin says that President Coler "kicked"
for better offices and that his nrch enemy. Con
troller Metz. recommended b stable for th« bureau.
Th« stable would cost the city J5.000 a year.
Shouts of Chinese Laundrymen Bring Police.
Who Anest Two Masked Men.
William Brown, eighteen years oid. of Ko Mi
West 47th street, and William Morrl*. seventeen
years old, of No. 283 West 26th street, were ar
raigned before Magistrate Harris in the West Side
court yesterday. OH the charge of robbery, and
were held In 12.500 ball each for trial
Toliceman Conroy, standing at Ninth avenue nnd
44th street early yesterday morning, heard cries
of "-Murder!" in broken Knglish coming from s
Chinese laundry at No. 405 44th street. At the door
of the laundry he met the two men about to leave
Both were masked and carried revolvers. They
were taken to the station house. There It was
learned that thr proprietor of the laundry, Tom
SitiK. «nd his partner. Wong Wah. had been burn
ing the midnight bil when the two men wnlked In
and commanded them to hold up their hands.
Morris then, according to the Chinamen, broke
open a trunk and took out $29. Morris Is now out
on ball, awaitns tr!al for assaulting a man with a
blackjack on February 8.
Resolution of Indignation Meeting Asks for
Resignation of Inspector.
Th» residents of th* eastern end of Willlamsburg
are up In arms against what they term a nuisance
forced Ofl them by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit.
As a result of a monster mass meeting held last
night In the I,ong Island Business College a war
rant will be asked for on Monday for President
Winter of the road on tho charge of maintaining
a nuisance.
The. trouble hns arisen over the powerhouse, of
tho Rapid Transit Company, situated at the foot
of Division avenue. In Willlamsburg. The residents
of that district claim that the burning of soft coal
and buckwheat coal No. 3 In tho powerhouse makes
a smoke which ruins everything that It falls upon.
A resolution was adopted asking for the dismissal
of Dr. Maxfleld, the assistant sanitary inspector of
Hrooklyn. on the ground that lie l» incompetent,
runl It was also decided to sr-nd a delegation to
Urn l-.ee avenue police court on Monday and ask
Magistrate Higginhoihani for a warrant for Presi
dent Winter, on thu ground that he is responsible
for the nuisance.
Washington. June 14.— Secretary Root and Senor
Don Luis F. Corea, the minister from Nicaragua,
to-day exchanged the ratifications of the extradi
tion treaty between this country and Nicaragua.
The treaty was negotiated in 1906 and was soon
afterward ratified by the United States Senate. Its
ratification by the, Congress of Nicaragua did not
take place until the early part of l&C*. and various
causes have delayed the exchange of ratification*!.
The convention is in the usual form of such instru
Orlando F. Lewis's Address at Chari
ties Conference.
i By Telegraph to The TTibun«". 1
Minneapolis, .Time Orlando'F. Lewis, of New
York, presented a paper to-day before the thirty
fourth annual session of the National Conference
of Charities and Corrections on the subject of va
grancy in the United States. Mr. Lewis, who Is
superintendent of the. joint application bureau of
the Charity Organization Society and of the Asso
ciation for Improving the Condition of th* Poor,
declared that vagrancy is a national problem, and
that our present methods of treating it are neither
sufficiently- repressive nor sufficiently helpful. He
recommended that for the present the treatment of
vagrancy should be deterrent, and that abl* bodied
vagrants should be Imprisoned at hard labor If
they will not work voluntarily.
Mr. I/ewis presented statistics obtained from th*
various railroads showing that In the four years
from 190] to 1906 trier* were 23.5W4 trespassers, mostly
vagrants, killed and 25,236 injured. Of the national
character of the vagrancy question Mr. Lewis said:
Vagrancy in the United States is a national prob
lem. Thus far Its treatment has been almost al
vajii local. The vagrant in the most elusive of all
Applicants for charity: in consequence, cnaritable
aid for the vagrant has generally taken the form
of woodyards, wayfarers' lodges, municipal lodging
houses and missions. The vagrant's crimes are
petty, and often not discovered; as a result both
courts and citizens have looked upon him more as
a nuisance or as a pitiable Object than as a crim
inal or a potential malefactor.
The. cumulative testimony collected Is proof of
the national significance of this problem. Ratlroads
representing more than half tho total mileage
operated in the United States and Canada testify
almost without exception to depredations, thieving.
injuries, deaths, accidents to passengers or rolling
stock, enormous aggregate costs to railroads or so
ciety, caused by the habitual Illegal us.- of railroads
by vagrants. The railroads attribute this vagrancy
plague to unenforced or Inadequate laws, ami point
to the absence of railway trespassing abroad.
The question of vagrancy has concerned Kngland
and European countries for many years, Kncland.
with an army of the unemployed, l.as recently re
ceived the recommendations of its Vagrancy Com
mission, which has reported to both houses <f
Parliament that present methods of treating va
grancy should be co-ordinated, strengthened on th*
side of repression, and supplemented by the estab
lishment of compulsory labor colonies, in Ger
many a generation ago the prevalence of vagrancy
and begging precipitated questions similar to those
we are now asking, at least in some of our East
ern states; as a result way stations were estab
lished for wayfarers, home inns for "over night"
ami volunteer farm colonies for more permanent
The speaker pointed out this way of reform:
Let us then recognise the evident fact that, al
though our woodyurds. Indue* and city lodging
houses are good mid necessary as temporary means
or relief, they do not materially diminish the na
tional army of trampers. Sporadic efforts to re
duce vagrancy, however well these efforts are con
ducted, simply drive the work-shy vagrant to the.
next haven of leisure or land of plenty. To attack
vagrancy effectively, the main principles of a con
sist) rt programme miiut be followed .liy all com
munities. New York City lias recently adopted ex
cellent lodging house regulations, which will !n
.-...-.- the '.lice of the cheapest beds Tel In the
a'.jsrnee of a mendicancy squad in New York City
vagrants can still ply their trade there, and com
mute by ferry to unsupervised ten-cent lodging
houses across the river In Hoboken, Jersey City
aril Newark.
Mr. Lewis said of the method of prevention:
There are two groups of preventive measures
directed against vagrancy. The measures in th-i
first group sick to prevent the individual from be
coming a vagrant There preventive measures are
based on two principles: (1) the able bodied vagrant
mum work for what he receives; (2) the punishment
of intentional vagrancy mvit-t i.c so severe and so
conspicuous as to act as a, strong deterrent.
First— Vagrancy laws should be enforced If ade
quate, amended if inadequate. Vagrants may be
divided Into two general classes, the employable,
and the non-employable. In the firs! class are two
groups, in. accidental vagrants and (b) habitual
vagrants. Accidental vagrants are those tempted
by possible work elsewhere, or attacked by "wan
derlust." nnd those temporarily handicapped by
accident, illness or unemployment. They are apt
to have {crowing propensities to habitual idleness.
For mi^h persons, If able bodied, work should he,
available, to deter them from further vagrancy and
to tide them over temporarily In their tlnii- of need.
For those unable to work, charitable provision Ih
necessary, Habitual vagrants are those Idle by
Intention; such persons Deed extended punitive and
penal treatment.
The second class consists of the unen.ployable.
which Includes the r.or>ele»»ly Incapable, and the
Incurable. For these them should be permanent
rare in i.-jlum or RlmKhou»e, or custodial car*. If
such persons are unwilling to remain in charitable
Mr. Lewie said that nt least one compulsory
labor colony for habitual vagrants should be estab
lished in each state, Borne of the conclusions
reached by Mr. Lewis from his study of the va
grancy Question were:
Present work tests ■!■> not materially, diminish
vagrancy. ...
Attempts to prevent vagrancy will be far more
effective than attempts to cure.
Sentences of vagrants should be cumulative.
Towns lodging vagrants should provide for them
m separate house, or if they are lodged at tlie alms
house, separate and distinct quarters.
Vagrant i should not be lodged In police stations.
A municipal lodging house should be established
in all cities having a vagrancy problem.
Vagrants trespassing on railroads should be ar
rested and Imprisoned at hard labor.
Greater co-operation I** necessary between towns
and railroads In prosecuting vagrants
Hatlroad trespass laws should be enforced,
strengthened or adopted
Costs of the prosecution ami maintenance of
vagrants should be made a state charge.
Special state police officers should !>«-• appointed
to aid in prosecuting vagrants
In cities troubled with vagrants and beggars
there should be at lea.«t one special mendicancy of
ficer, in plnln clothes.
The Department of Health should prescribe ade
quate rules governing the maintenance run! su
pervision of common lodging houses.
Ulster County Constable Rescues Italian in
the Nick of Time.
Kingston. N. V . .Tune U.— Jacob Moran, nn
Italian, who is alleged to have killed another
Italian in a. quarrel over a game of cards, nar
rowly escaped lynching by his fellow countrymen
at Milton. In the southern part of Ulster County,
last night. He was rescued by a constable just
as his compatriots were about to string him up
to a tree, end was brought to the Jail in this cily
early to-day for nafo. keeping.
Mot and Louis Soprano were playing cards in
their boarding house in Milton last night, when
Moran. accusing Bcprano of cheating, Is alleged 10
hHve cut Soprano's throat, almost instantly killing
him. The other Italian boarders seised Mnran.
securely bound him with ropes and hoisted him
aloft, prodding him with stlcKH as he lninc sub
pended from the limb of .1 tree. They were pre
paring to hang him by the neck when Constable
William L. [><» Witt arrived and rescued Moran,
Chicago Teamsters Prepare to Go Out Mon
day Morning; — General Tie-up Threatened.
fßv T»l»fr»ph to Thf Tribune )
<"'hlcago, June 14. -A general ytrike of the packing
houfo drlvern and a complete Me- up c.f the meat
delivery business in this city Monday morning Is
practically certain The driver* will meet to mor
row nnd receive their final ftrike order*.
"We will call the meu out early Monday morn
Ing," «ald George Golden, business agr-nt of the
drivers to-night. "Nothing can stop the strike, no
far bb I can foresee. Not a wheel will turn out ..r
the stockyard* beginning Monday."
Golden telegraphed this afternoon to secretary
Hughes of the International Brotherhood of
Teamrters In Indianapolis for the Indorsement of
the executive hoard.
The, Court of Appeals yesterday afternoon
affirmed the conviction of Arthur J. Mallon, for
merly a patrolman attached to the West 6Sth street
station. Detective Keardon. of the District At
torney's office, at one.- arrested Mallon, who had
been out on $25,001) ball, furnished by Timothy Sul
livan. Million was charged with the killing of
Robert Brennan in front of a saloon in the Bowery
on May 8. 1904. Ho was convicted before Recorder
Goff and sentenced to twenty yearn.
Atlanta. June. 14.— Standing on the gallows, Will
iam Johnson, a negro convicted of criminally as
saulting a white woman last August, confessed his
crime to-day, and also confessed that ho shot a
white farmer who was murdered on his way home,
tin August 16 of last year; that he attempted to
assault Miss Lawrence near Atlanta on August
20. for which another nogro was sentenced to forty
years' imprisonment: that be emptied a shotgun
through an open window of the home of .1. W.
Bryant, a farmer living several miles north of the
city, on the night of November la last, seriously
wounding Mr. Bryant and his sister; that he at
tempt-xl assaults 011 two whit, women in the sub
urbs of Atlanta last fall, an. l that he, murdered a
man whom _- calis'l Jackson, m Texas, several
years ago. ,
Health Department Enahle to Help
Bubonic Plague Sufferers.
The Health Department of this city. It was
learned yesterday. is practically unable to respond
to the appeal from Trinidad Island, asking for
bubonic plagun serum. The plague recently be
came epidemic in the Island, and. fearing a wide
spread loss of life might result, an urgent appeal
for a big supply of the serum was sent here.
Dr. Cyrus W. Field, of the bacterologlcal divis
ion ,of the Health Department, said yesterday
th.it It was impossible for the department to make
the amount required In time to do them any ijood.
They could get it from Europe, he paid, or at
Manila, and use it to good advantage before the
Health Department could manufacture it and send
It there.
"The serum is made mostly In India. Japan and
China," Bald JDr. Kield yesterday, "and it is very
seldom kept In large quantities by any of the
health authorities this side of the ocean. The
nearest place at which it can be purchased on a
short notice is at the Pasteur Institute at Paris.
"We have never had an epidemic of the plagi'e
In this country, and if we should we could make
enough of the serum to check the spreading of the
disease. No doubt tho Trinidad government has
sent an appeal to every country, if we had it on
hand we certainly would send it to them nt once.
It takes a long time to manufacture ami It is very
dangerous to those handling it.
•"Hie greatest Quantity oi the serum Is made in
India by Professor Hatklne Of the millions of
deaths there from the pest, a great many are due
not only to the disease, but through the careless
ness of' the natives themselves. When the serum
Is Inoculated they don't take care of themselves,
and as a result many of them die from tetanus
poisoning. The serum, of course, cannot cure the
disease, but can prevent the threading of it. A
laboratory in Bengal that makes the largest Quan
tity of this serum was recently blamed by the med
leal societies of Europe because their serum was
not pure and caused many deaths. After a thor
ough investigation it was learned that the deaths
were not due to the serum, hut to the natives for
their lack of cleanliness In handling it.
"We receive reports from all over the country of
the number of deaths »<nd cases of the plague, It
Is alarming to s«e figures that come In. Last year
alone there were over ten million cases In the
southern part of India."
In a recent report on the plague in India it wart
stated thai from March 23 to April « there were
170,581 deaths. During tills period there were 198.:47
cases. Recent cable reports announce that the
deaths from the plague (luring the second week In
April numbered 75.(X«). There has been a large fall
ing off in the number of deaths from the vv 1"*""1 "*"" In
Australia. Egypt, Arabia and Spain. There has
been a i ix Increase in the number of cases In New-
South Wales during the last seven years. The Brst
outbreak of the plague in Sydney occurred in the
year 1900, and the total number of cases up to
May 1 of this year in New South Wales was 6os,
the number of deaths being IK. The first year of
the outbreak was by far the most serious, both as
regards the number of cases and the rat" of mor
Praises President's Work, and Urges
More Reforms
Chicago, June 14. At the dinner of th«> National
credit Men's Association to-night Judge Peter S.
Qrosscup spoke on "The Everyday llusiness Man
and the Corporations." He said, in part:
Mr. Roosevelt thus tar has dealt with the cor
poration problem as if the relation of the corpora
tion to the people km almost wholly that of busi
ness rival to the Individual man— as if the relation
between th corporation and th. Individual man
was chiefly an arm length relation. And lam one
of those who believe that In taking this attitude
he wisely chose tin* Ural step in an;, comprehensive
programme for corporation reform. Indeed, be
fore th<: "corporation" us the best instrument for
wielding the people's energy and working out the
people's property Instinct could be brought dls
-lively into public thought it wan indispensable
if;:; existing corporations should be taught that
there Is such a thing n.« a people's will expressed in
law, and that there Ih such ■ thing ns obedience
by everybody to the law.
The words or authority are in plain night. In the
power of Congress over lnterxtate commerce, and
In the decisions or the courts thai have kept that
power commensurate with the growth oi com
merce. Nor Is thero need to stretch the national
power to cover those Io»al affair* that arc best
managed by the states and communities that they
chiefly concern. The nntlunal Incorporation of en
terprises whose operations are chiefly Interstate
would be no stretch of power, us it was from the
beginning, to conditions that did not rxial at the
The time is at hand, I repeat, for a concrete
programme. Ami the time i a here, mlso, that the
programme be a national programme— that some
national political organization, embodying the na
tion's bent Judgment on thin subject, no to th«
people for it mandate to form a corporation policy
lor both th*> mutes and the nation that will carry
that Judgment Into execution. True, In ttome of
the dates the work of reform has begun, but it
would do little good to have reformed corporations
in New York or Wisconsin, while the free and easy
corporations of New Jersey remain. To be effect
ual, the reform must be uniform throughout the
nation and lh« states
Citizens' Committee Gives Town Board Forty
five Minutes in Which to Pass Ordinances.
[By Ttlagraph to The Ttlbon* )
Oalveston, Ind., June 14.— Provoked because cer
tain Improvement ordinances suggested by citizens
hud ii"i been scted upon ■ committee of three ap
pointed at a citizens' meeting here last night called
upon the board members ana ordered them to con
vene .it the town hall and act on the ordinances,
giving them forty-five minutes In which to do the
The board members hustled to the hall, passed
th>- improvement ordinances ami adjourned in
exactly forty minutes,
Congregation Kehal Adath Jeshurun of
Jassy to Meet to Protest.
Indignant over the placarding of the front of th«
Synagogue Kehal Ailatii Jesliurun of Jassy, at
Nos. 58 and 60 Rlvlngton street, with announce
ments of its coming sale at auction membem of
the congregation yesterday tore down the posters
and will to-night !;>'i'i an Indignation meeting lo
devise plans t" prevent, If po»sit>lf, the >.. ; . ol Hie
liouse of worship. Those who oppose the sale
charge that it is an effort on the purl of those
who would sell tin- synagogue to obtain absolute
control uf Hie congregation.
Thf synagogue was built about two yean hr.' It
Is one of the finest buildlngn of it« kind on tlie East
Side. The property in valued at about $100.»hK>. I'he,
members of the construction company which built
the synagogue are al«.« members >>r the eingrrga
lion and still hold « mortgage on It for *?>.;>7".
which they have foreclosed. The sale ■ advertised
for June .'"•
Morris Graubart. secretary of the congregation,
said yesterday thai in construction company lias
already received payments ef $_''UiOO and 113.000,
and that the company is not entitled to me money
that It now demands.
Services will be held In the synagogue to-day
and to-night the congregation will meet to plan
a i*| ' attack on me men who would sell the rdi
hce nt auction.
Daughter Disowned for Marrying: May Get
Large Estate.
iKlip. Long Island, June 14. Mrs. Betsy Fiend, for
the lHst ten years housekeeper on the large estate
«>f Oeorge C. Taylor, died here to-day from a .-0111
plication of diseases.
Mr. Taylor, who 15 now nearly eighty years i*f
age, Is the son of the late Moses Taylor, the New
York merchant. He is said to be worth about
$30,000,000 nnd owns the largest Individual .state on
Kong Island. It runs from the village here clear
to the water, covering thousands of acres. Borne
years ngo he went to Europe for his health, and
when he returned here he installed Mrs. Head as
housekeeper, She had con,.- over from Kngland
with him. together with her daughter, Lena, then
about twelve, years of age.
About three years ago the girl fell In love with
and was married to William Frederick Bodely.
foreman of tho Taylor estate. Her mother dis
owned her, and Mr. Taylor sold that Lena would
never gel any of his money. Bodely was dis
charged by Mr. Taylor, as was another employe
who acted fis one of the witnesses at the marriage
Bodely and Ma wife left here and are said to he
now living, on the estate of Alfred Vanderbllt lit
Great Neck, on which Hodely i a said to be foreman
Mrs. Mead, who was about sixty years old was
a familiar llgme about this village. Where she
owned much property, the Btone House, hemp one
of the largest buildings she possessed. It Is a largo
stone structure, situated in the village, ami is at
present leased to a wealthy New York family. Un
less Mr*. Head has made a will disinheriting her
daughter. Mrs. Hodely. who Is an only child, will
get the entire estate.
As usual at this time of year Ostend Is crowded
with a cosmopolitan crowd, ninny of whom are
Americana. Many have, membership in the Casino
Club, which occupies magnificent rooms at the
Kursaal. where the grand COS* III In and other forms
of j.asttnie and amusement are unsurpassed In
Europe. During July and August the programme
of races, i.olo matches and yachting affords ninutte
uient for all. This season the German E^nperor
has entered his yacht for competition in the va
rious match) and may personally visit Ostend
during the yachting week. Ostend is only flvu
hours from London and four.' from Parla -
Do You Love
'Varsity Eight Rons Over the Four-
Mile Course Again.
Gales Ferry, Conn.. June 14.— 1n a strong head
win.!, but with a favorable tide. the. Yale 'varsity
crew late this afternoon covered the four mile
course for the third |onsecutlve day. this time
making the distance ln*» minutes and SO seconds.
On the two previous day» the men pulled up
stream, but to-day they were sent to the regular
starting point and rowed down the river.
After this Coach Kennedy had the freshman eight
out for a two mile pull upstream, coaching them
from th« launch. The ' varsity four went down
str«-am for two miles and return, while the neaw
tnan fmir took a mile and ■ half spin.
\. i. binctoe*. was back at bow in the "varsity eight
this afternoon, and Rockwell went back to the
four oared bout. ■•".'
The morning work of the four crews was light
no attempt at speeding being made. The two
•varsity crews went up the river for about a ante,
and were followed by the freshman boats.
An interchange of visits between the Yale and
Harvard quarters occurred to-day. Julian Curtis*
and General W. W. Sktddy were among the. ar
The Tarsi! Crew R>>:i* Over Full
Course at New London.
lied Top. Conn., June 14.— The Harvard 'varsity
crew had Its first time trial over the four mile
course to-nlsht. Conditions* were not favorable for
fast time, as th* tide was low and there were no
favoring winds, will!" across the head Of the
stretch was .i slight head wind. Coach Wray
towed the varsity shell down stream and then
sent the men , 4 way from the bridge at 7:*oo clock.
The varsity rowed alone to th* navy yard, where
the freshman right dropped In with a length
lead. From the. two mile mark both crews rowed a
high btroke. uverastng thirty-four to the minute,
und fought it out every bit of the way. In the last
three hundred yards Farley ran the "varsity stroke
up to thirty-eight, and th« senior boat cut down
th» lead rapidly, but th«» freshman eight crossed
th? line, about a quarter of a length ahead.
The work Of the 'varsity eight was the best seen
this year. Every man showed up well ana fol
lowed Farley without a break. At the finish sev
eral of the men were nearly rowed out, but all
managed to stay up after the line was crossed.
The time for the four miles was *2 minutes and 4*
seconds, which did not equal the Yale time of i!
minutes and 11 seconds.
.//./. ( REll'S OX lII'DSOX
Georgetown and Annapolis the Last
to Arrive at Poughkeepsie.
(By T*l«»er«ph to Tt«» Tribune.]
rtiugllhssssts N. V.. June 14.— Francis S. Bangs.
of the board of stewards of the Intercollegiate
Rowing Association, watched the Columbia crawl
In practice this afternoon. He went out In Urn
launch while Coach Hlce put his men through their
paces In violation of traditions, the arrival of Mr.
Hangs was not a signal for a time trial over the
tour sails course. The crews did whatever work
they had to do on the upper reaches of the course.
Starbuck was still in the boat at No. 4. as Ryan's
hand continues to Ixither him.
The Annapolis and Georgetown crews were due
at the Highland station. «.>» the West Shor«\ at
SMI o'clock, but th* train was more than an hour
late. Bcotty Mac Master had the house boat Ever
glades (railing ••; Hie pier opposite the railroad
station. Commander Noble E. Irwln was in charge
of the Annapolis party. They will stay at High
land until to-morrow morning, when the shells will
be unloaded and tnken to the boathouse at Red
Oeorgetown'a oarsmen, in charge of Coach Mur
ray went to the Morgan House after they arrived
ami me x belated dinner. The arrival of these
crews completed the list for the regatta.
All the crews were out in the- morning-. Cornell
and Syracuse going down toward Milton. The
Wisconsin men were out for a long pull. Colum
bia went up the river, too. Pennsylvania was
away toward the south in the morning.
In the afternoon the weather cleared and the
conditions were favorable for rowing. Th« Wis
consin 'varsity and freshman crews rowed a hard
two miles in the afternoon, finishing at the bridge.
Ten Ky< k gave Ills freshmen a start over the
'varsity, and from all appearances the younger
men about held their own. as the) finished about
two lengths or so to the good.
The Pennsylvania right was sent up the river,
driving hard all the way from the boatbousev it
came/ back part of the way over the regatta
course. The Syracuse 'varsity nnd freshman crews
had a time row over the fulL course. The men
displayed v..0.i .(>!.. throughout, the "varsity doing
particularly well. Whatever Cornell li.l In the.
afternoon was performed on what Is sometimes
railed the lower course. The Uhlans went down
toward Milton again.
There will be torty-st* cars on the observation
train, ten more than last year. The demand for
seats baa been so great that the townspeople hav<>
not succeeded in gettlne more than one oar.
It is expected that Professor J. tlownrd Van
Amrlnse. dean of Columbia College. «m be up to
morrow- 1., watch the crews.
Prefers Dry Land to a Dory with a
One- Armed Man and One Oar.
Michael J. Kelly, engineer of Engine Company
12». In Brooklyn, is back again at his own fireside.
No. M Wyckoff street, and never again will h<»
accept the Invitation of a one-armed man to take
v trip in a motor ho.it.
Kelly's vacation began Thursday and on the
morning of that day he took n. trip to Rockaway
Beach. While wandering near the water there,
the aforesaid one-armed man invited him to take a
sail. They were soon on their way to Roxbury'a
near Uockawity. but had gone only a short dis
tance when the engine broke down.
They managed to get ashore, in a dory, and. leav
ing the launch in care of a boatman, they put off
for Barren Island, where they meant to await the
arrival of the steamer Fannie MeAvey, bound for
Carnarsle. The tide was running Htrong and th
wind wan against them. Kelley was making slow
heodway with the only pair of oars in th.' boat,
when one of them broke. It was nearly dark by
this time, and the. boat began to till rapidly.
Tho two mi ; shouted for help, but their cries
w<-ie null. I Several (lulling schooners coming ii
from ..ui.si.i.- passed without seeing them. It began
to rain and the two men had to hall to keep the
boat afloat. They wer« drifting they knew not
where, and they saw the lights on tae shore dis
appear one by one. %.
In an attempt to make land Kelly took his shirt,
mid using ili,- remalninc oar us a mast, made a sail
out of It. Toward midnight the tide turned This
la all that kept them from drifting out to sea
through Rockaway Illicit #
When dawn broke the] found themselves close
to the s!i..!.\ and i.v sculling with the healthy oar
i hey maiiaged to run aground near Irish Creek
A couple of baymen found them, exhausted from
exposure and hunger, and about -. o'clock they
reached Canarsle, having sees adrift over twelve
Kelly was «•. glad to reach shore that ho forgot
to Ect.thc nan;.- of the one armed man hut he
Ihlnki he must have been a "hoodoo" He will
svend the rest of hi* vacation en shore.
If so, you will be in
terested in a striking
series of stories and
cartoons by
Homer Davenport
The Evening Mail
Every Saturday
Steps To Be Taken to Prevent Reck*
less Driving.
The committee of public safety of the Automobile
Club of America has written to the district attor
neys of New York and Kings counties, through its
counsel. W. W. Nlles. offering them the assistance
of the legal department .of tha club in aiding to
procure the conviction of two chauffeurs whoM
reckless driving resulted In the death ana serious
Injury of several persons.
The Incidents referred to Include the case of
Walter Martin, who. in endeaveorlsg; to escape
arrest on June 7. led the police In a wild chase
from 110 th to 34th street, and during his flight
seriously Injured "Willie" Stanton. an eight-year
old boy. The other case In which the club Is in
terested Is that of William I>f> May. a chauffeur,
whose car wrecked a victoria on the Ocean Park
way. in Brooklyn, killing one and Injuring atae
people, early in the morning of June 3.
In the letters to District Attorneys Jerone and
Clarke Mr. Niles says:
The t-luh Is sternly opposed to the reckless uss
of the streets by automobiles, and is desirous ♦•
aid as far a* possible in preventing the driving; ef
automobiles at an unlawful rate off speed an* of
punishing thosr> persons who persist in racklesshr
violating the law. The club stands lor the observ
ance of the Jaw and is strenuously opposed to its
reckless and wilful violation, as is any i snilii
tion In this city. The Atnomeble Club believes that
reckless violators of the law should he waif
punished, and if an »"sariip«» were made of such of
fenders that it would have a. salutary e£Tact upon
other reckless drivers and would soon stop It.
The club's legal department has also taken up t>e
case of Benjamin Stern, whose autor.oblh was
wll full wrecked by some miscreants, who piled, up
stones In the highway on Broadway, near Flush
ing. Long Inland, on Tuesday night. Every effort
will be made to secure the arrest and conviction ef
the offender", and if necessary a reward will b»
offered for their capture.
Entries for the sealed bonnet contest of the rtub
will close to-nfjht. Ip to Friday afternoon no Ism
than thirty-seven entries had been received. TH«
now entries include three Corblns. two Mathesass,
two American Mora and a Mora car.
The American Motor Car Manufacturers' As*«
clatlon. working with the New York Automobile
Trade Association, claims to have discovered that
there is no opposition from the Board of Fire Un
derwriters to gasolene motor vehicles using the
steamship nnd railroad piers of New York. It is
said that they granted the privilege more than a
year ago as a result of a recommendation from, the
New York Fire Insurance Exchange, under dale
of January 11. 19iV A conference Is being arranged
between the lire underwriters and E. V. Strattun.
of the trnde association, and Alfred: Reeves, of the
American Association, which It is hoped will result
In the throwing open of the docks, the outcome ef
which must mean increased business for the build
ers of gasolene commercial vehicles.
Signal Corps and Batteries Depart and En
gineers Arrive To-day.
Plat* Camp. Peeksklll. N. V . June TThat was
one of the most successful weeks ever had in th*
State. Camp of Instruction was brought practically
to a close this evening, for the batteries and the
signal corps men will break camp a.* early as pos
sible to-morrow morning. There has been more
work and less play in cp a. ■ this week than ever
l>efore. Even the afternoons, which the men
usually have tr» themselves, were almost wholly
taken up with work. When It was not target prac
tice it was drill.
The target work was excellent. The Ist Battery.
from Manhattan, outshot the three other batteries,
srorinK 594. The M Battery's score was also excel
lent, stag 421. while dM 3d Batter?- came in a goat
third; with 412- Th» score of the »th Battery. «*
Binghamton. was 19S.
The gunners had their examinations this morn
ing and the batteries were drilled as a battsjlß«
this afteriKion. Because of their hard work and
the fsj*l that th« signal corps was still scattered
ever miles of country at 6 o'clock, a r^Tiaw it we*
planned to lender to General Smith was abaTd 1
The signal corps men took down to-day »H of th*
twenty stations they had established. They r#*le<i
up their wire and cleaned and packer away their
instrument":, dismantled their tower and roles a3( '
worked until well on toward taps, getting^ their
outfit ready to tak«» away with them. Th* d«ra-.s
from Haverstraw cam* with th»tr outfit fa good
shape this evening-
At ; In the morning th» signal corps will b«#a*
camp and march to Boa Hook, where tity^wi
entrain for Manhattan. At the sane time UaJs"
l?urn-ll and the twenty United States 31*3*1 carp*
men will depart for their posts. The four batt«r!«»
will also get away Just as early as they «=•
Owing to the cool weather they plan to push a~>n*
the Albany post road as far as possible "-j?^ l^,:
They will camp somewhere north or tne c «>,,,^, a
sibly at Hastings. Yonkers or even \an Co.t.v.a.
If the horses stand th« trip. They will reach tn-ir
armories Sunday morning _.„ _ _ i-. ♦■>.
The ~Jd Regiment of Engineers will •r r *;.
morrow They will be Joined by a ieta £?£f n e r *?
several officers of the United States engines crops.
Merchant Marine league Asks Government
Not to Ship Coal in English Bottom*
Washington. Juno 14.-A protest has b«#o Mr*
with the Navy Department by the Merchant >Ur.a«
league against the us* of British bottom* >
shipping coal from Norfolk to Pacific Coast pan"*
The department is short of coal at Ban Franc*
and at Puget Sound. n ta»
The government during the famine :*»t ***)
supplied coal at cost to public schools « nd y
sels carrying th*» transpacific malls. The ••'^j
was depleted and has now got to be J^2Q
In view of the impossibility of BPcn . rlnR nsid»rini
American bottoms, the department Is con»
utilizing British ships. earnest
Secretary Metcalf sets out that is Xl r .-I ot her
desire of the department to ship coal ami » ' an.i
naval supplies by sea In American /*?i:.I > .be«»
says that all American vessels that n»\ r
offered for this purpose have been accepts . it
Under no fair interpretation, he declares. ... .us
he claimed that the American ship Indus avail* 1 ' 1 "
couraged. when all American vessels a*
have been anil will be- accepted. .
Ogdensburg, N. T.. June 14.-Mayor *f rf woaV
of Ogdensburg announced to-day that he ■ (f(f
give the city $100,000 for a new academy m
to be erected as a memorial to his • 1 "-'' a8 h !i#
Th- only condition imposed in f onn tl tl^t«*f&r «■>•
gift Is that the city shall provide the *['& tM
building. As soon as the site J» '".i
money will be available for immediate use.

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