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V OL - LXVII ...N° 22.241.
favorable Conditions for Fine Sport
First Killing Rcjwrted.
Btamboul, La.. Oct. 7.— Assistant Secretary
Latta started out early to-day to find tho Presi
il liis camp in the wilderness, but «t a
to-night he had not returned. It Is
that when ha arrived at the c-amp the
at whs out on a hunt. Secretary Latta
|y found it necessary to remain over
Dignt, us he took a number <>f personal letters
t ■ • President. Mr. Latta was accompanied
by i:ip host, Leo Shields, who is familiar with
pt that the temperature is too humid to
physical exercise enjoyable, the. President
fag favorable weather. before hiu ar
had been no rain for two weeks, and
as were unfavorable for hunting, the
breaking at the dry twipp jjivinß warning to the
i- ■ " the hard surface of the ground was
trying to the feet of the dogs. Pome of the dops
sident i* usinp were bo disahled recently
condition that they came near being un
The President's proverbial good luck was.
however, with him. A gentle rain was falling
■when he arrived at Btamboul on Saturday, and
there have been two or three showers since.
JiTone of them has been of great duration, but
they have served the purpose of putting the
forest in the best possible condition for both
man and beast In stalking frame.
While the atmosphere is steaming hot be
tween showers, the President If reported to be
Knowing himself capable of rising above this
condition, in so far that neither heat nor rain
has been permitted to interfere with the sport.
i"he camp ground is well situated, and while on
low land is not in a swamp, the site being com
paratively dry.
Persons who have seen the tent say it is well
furn.>»"i. There i? a plank floor and a wooden
wall running up four feet from the ground. The
table '.- liberally supplied with fruit?, canned
delicacies and fresh venison.
Holt Collier, the champion Mississippi negro
bear hunter, reported at the President's camp
early to-day, ready for business in the cane
brakes. He came down from Greenville on a
boat and brought with him a fine kennel of dogs.
The first report of a killing since the arrival
of the Presidential party was received to-day.
Bon ley. Collier's white rival, succeeded in
bringing down a fine buck late Saturday after
noon soon after he made his appearance. Tho
President dined yesterday on a choice cut of
President's "Nature Faking" Friend Gives
Some Advice on Hunting.
[By T*>rrarh to Th* Tribune.)
Stamford. Conn.. Oct. 7.— Dr. William .T. Long
returned toiiay from a long rest in Maine and
continued r.ls attacks on President Roosevelt, who
branded him the "biggest nature faker of them
all." He had a whole lot to say about the Presi
dent's most recent article on nature faking, and
wound up his opening outburst with "the only
faker in ihls whole controversy, In my Judgment,
\* the big raker at Washington."
"How about the President' ■ bear hunt?" was
"The last time he went hunting bean was In the
Fprin?. when mother b^ars had cubs and wer<»
•weakened by the lons winter's fast. According: to
! is own boastful account he and his heroic band
kilied •eleven bears, all mother bean and their
little cub?, after ■ pack of dogs had driven th*
poor creatures into tree?. Then he. preached on
the heroism if hunting- and urged all sportsmen
to unite !n saving our few remaining bears."
To Be Pitted Against Champion Negro Pick
ers of the Delta.
[By Telegraph »f> The Trlhun< |
Vicksbnrg. Miss.. Oct. ".—On the invitation of
Major Lee Richardson, who is second only to John
M. Parker hr the larg-est cotton grower In the
world. President Roosevelt will spend ten hours In
the field picking cotton and will be pitted against
Fome of the champion nr-gro ken of the delta.
Major Richardson, who was in Washington on
the eve of Mr Roosevelt's departure for the South,
dared the President to don blue overalls, a broad
brimmed hat and homespun suspenders, and be
come a rotton pick'-r— the first President cotton
Presides! a: once agreed, and the picking
on a ! lantatkm near here the day
It reaches Ylcksburg.
Pittsburg Men Say His Boat Was Never in
Danger of Collision with the Fred Hartweg.
Pittsburg, Oct. 7.— Members of the Ptttaburg
delegation to the Deep Waterways Convention at
Memphis who have returned homo do not agree
with President Roosevelt that during the. trip to
Memphis there was any danger of collision be
tween the steamboat Mississippi, on which was the
Presidential party, and the Fred Hartweg, on
which was the J'lttsburg delegation.
The members of the Pittsburg delegation profess
to believe that an Injustice was done C. a l* Nichols,
pilot of the Hartireg, who was suspended on orders
from the President.
Captain John Moren, who was on the Mississippi,
**■ - be was close to the President when the Hart
**f? came near, but at no time were the steamers
closer than 100 feet, and be says there was not the
slightest danger of collision.
"1 was on the Hartweg/' said Captain W. B.
Rodgers, "and I never saw a fleet handled better.
There was no accident, and at no time was there
BM least danger of any accident or collision. The
hestdent must have a mistaken notion when he
thinks that experienced river men would take any
chances at such a time."
Passenger on Eed Star Steamer Zeeland
Charged with Embezzlement.
When the Red Star Line steamer Zeeland, from
Antwerp, reached Quarantine late yesterday she
*as> boarded by Detective Gleason, of the Central
Office, sad Charles Rotoaet, chancellor of the Bel
gian Consulate in this city. Th« two were looking
for ■ Belaiaa who. according to a cabin message re
nelvpi at the consulate several days ago, was >--
cuMd of embezzlement in Belgium.
The man was found «n.i turned over to the Im
migration officials n<lit.« an Investigation. ' It
was said by one of tha passengers that the man
Bearded the vessel at Dover.
"J had a talk with the man." said Mr. Roeuaet,
«■ he was leaving the. boat at the pier, "and I an
not bo «urn that ha is guilty. We shall invest i
gate the ease to-morrow morning and then cable
to Brussels for Instructions."
co X nvenrent'^ rßday '. October 10 - lx>w rate 3 and
SW?gS^2dW U P*—rln»i. BattroadS
To-day, rain.
To-morrow, fair; Yfent nindrt.
Huge Beam Knocks Down Railroad
Construction Work.
A t>t*>pi girder ion f» P t lonfr and of the heavy
construction which modern railroads us- In
building bridges became loope yesterday after
noon while being swun^ Into i>\nce over Kast
Main street, in New Rochelle, and caused n
wreck that will take twenty-four hours to «-loar
up. One man cam" within a few inches of heine
The New Tork. New Haven & Hartford Rail
road Is six-tracking its line, which runs from
New Rochelle to Port Morris and Casanova, In
The Bronx. Incidentally, the road and the city
are abolishing the death trap under the tracks at
East Main street.
Temporary false work was erected to support
the old tracks and admit or puttinß In ne 4 v pir
ders on both Fldos. One girder hail been placed
on the uprights, and a second, weighing many
tons, was being swung Into place when some
thing hnppencd, just what no one seems to
know, hut the giant steel beam swung around
nnd down, knocking the fulso work down and
tearing away a portion of one of tho tracks of
the old roadbed.
When the false work went down It carried
with it electric wires of all kinds. One tele
phone cable alone contained 180 active wires,
and its breaking cut off communication over a
large section. Many other cables and single
wires went down, as did electric light and the
trolley road's wires.
The electrical display was hrllllant. nnd It was
not until electricians cut the wires In all direc
tions h:ii k of the wreck that anything could be
done toward clearing up.
William Bruno, of th«» firm nt Jacino £ Bruno.
of New Rochelle, was papsinjr underneath the
bridge on a motor cycle, and a piece nf steel fell
upon hla rear wheel, crushing it.
Major Herself to Represent United
States in International Contest.
Washington, Oct. 7. — At tho request of Pro
fessor Willis L. Moore, chief of the United States
Weather Bureau. Secretary Wilson of the De
partment of Agriculture has authorized Major
Henry B. Hersey, chief Inspector of the gov
ernment meteorological service, to represent
this govermnßnt In the international aeronautic
cup race from St. L,nuis on October 21
Major Hersey, who has Just returned t<-> this
country from Spitzbergen. having assisted Wal
ter Wellman In his effort to reach the North
Pole with an airship, arrived In Washington to
day and requested permission of Secretary Wil
son to take part in the race. Th-» scientific
knowledge the government expects to derive as
a result of Major Hersey's participation was
deemed by the- department of sufficient Import
ance to grant his request.
Major Hereey will use the same ball""ii In
which Lieutenant Lahm won in the Interna
tional race, in Europe last year. Ho will make
temperature nnd humidity observations ut vari
ous attitudes during his flight across the country
to the Pacific Coast. This will b« the I'.r.^t in
ternational aeronautic race, ever hold In tha
United States, and all of tV- leading European
chibs will h<- represented.
St. Louis. Oct. 7.— The balloons St. Louiß and
Pommern arrived to-day from Paris nnd Brus
sels, respectively, to be entered In the In
tional races. In the Pommern ''scar Erbsloeh
won th<^ International aerial congress race at
Brussels on September ii r '. Test balloons with
recording instruments are «;ent up dally to a
certain atmospheric conditions In i
for the con'-
Russia Restores Manchurian Tele
graph Lines — Japanese Friction.
Peking. Oct. 7. — A new telegraph convention
between Russia and China was Bigned here to
day. Tn'l'-r it China re. overs all her previous
telegraph rights In Russian Manchuria and two
thousand miles of lines and connections are;
formally turner! bnr-k to her. Russia surrenders
the privileges whi-h she has exercised since tlm
Boxer outbreak and In the future will pay tele
graph royalties to China.
This is different from the Japanese procedure
in Manchuria. Japan Increased her claims for
telegraph and telephone privileges and extended
both methods of communication In defiance of
the sovereignty of China, entangling this matter
with tho entiie political question In Manchuria.
The Corea-Manchurla boundary dispute be
tween China ar.d Japan is at a deadlock. Three
battalions of Chinese troops who received
orders to occupy Chen-Tao wore stopped by
Japan's protest to China and the prenence on
the bord«r of a detachment of Japanese, troops
under command of a lieutenant colonel. China
relies for Justification of her claim to Chen-Tao
on an acknowledgment of the Emperor of
Corea about seventeen yean ago that hf-r sov
ereignty extended there, while Japan Miles upon
the predominant of Corean Interests and
actual possession of the town.
China Is poshing the construction of the tele
grnph line from Ninguta to Hun-Chun.
So Many Men Have Conditions That Teams
May Be Disbanded.
Unless the rule prohibiting Columbia stu
dents who have entrance conditions from com
peting in athletics Is revoked some of tho or
ganizations will probably be compelled to dis
band for the simple reason that there, will not
he enough men eligible to form the various
teams. Tho rule, which went into effect on
September 1, states In substance that all stu
dents having entrance conditions will be de
barred from all athletic contests.
This means that •!? pe r cent of the men In
the^ college division and 73 per cent of the
science men will be Ineilsihle to compete on tho
various teams. By enforcing the rule the 'var
sity teams will suffer considerably, but the
freshman teams will practically have to be
disbanded. This peculiar situation has led the
board of student reprcsentati vt-s at Columbia
to formulate a. petition to the faculty asking
that tho rule be not enforced until September 1,
I!WS. by which time li is thought thai the men
will have removed their conditions and that
the next freshman class will have had a warn
ing that unless they enter Columbia without
conditions they will be unable to join an athletic
The managers of tho teams are drawing up
a petition also, which they will present to the
faculty. This petition is practically the same
as the one gent In by the board of represent
Ihat maU« the „. «..'.u a.i :..i..0»«.-Aaki.
Message Indicates Transmission
Over Eleven Thousand. Miles.
Sydney, X. s., Oct. 7.— While Marconi experts
were te.«tin? new receiving- cones at the top of the
towers at the station at Port Morien an oper
ator was in communication with the wireless
station at Manila. The message received was
that the American cruiser Philadelphia had nr
rived there. The Marconi people account for
the occurrence by th- theory that the cone at
Manila mupt have been in perfect tune with that
at I'ort Morien.
A message from Manila was picked up while
iveinß sent to some other station on the Pacific
<<r t i a war vessel. The messjuje was recorded
at the time by an operator in the receiving room
at the Marconi station.
At the time the experts were experimenting
with messages from Ireland. They had received
several messages from the Irish Btation, and
were in the ad of making further tests when
the instruments recorded th,^ arrival of the
Philadelphia :*t Manila.
The Marconi people say that no mistake waa
made, and that the message was undoubtedly
sent by the Manila station, which is about
eleven thousand mlle3 distant, and thnt as a
result experiments with the stations In the
lCa. c t will t-oon be. attempted.
Port Morten, when* the Marconi Mati' :i is
located, is the most easterly town in Car
ton, twenty-five miles ea.^t of Sydney.
Washington, rict. 7-— Bremerton Navy Yard,
on the Pacific Coast, is the home station of th<»
cruiser Philadelphia. The Philadelphia lias not
been mentioned in the Navy Department's rec
ord of movements of vessels for several months,
and the department officials who could bi
to night wen not able to say definitely where
the cruiser Is at present The Bureau of
Navigation was dosed for the. mml:t and no In
formation from that source n.<> aval
Steamer Pre&idente in Long Distance Com
munication with San Diego.
San Diego, c.,i , 0.-t. 7*— The Pacific coast
Steamship Company"! vaasel Presjdente, uiiirh
Is In Alaskan waters, was In communication
with the wireless station at Point I-oma la.=<t
nipht. Th«» Presideote, it was learned, wa
miles north of Ban 1 1
Mrs. Catherine Hynes Died from Heart Dis
ease — Had Predicted Death.
Mrs. Catherine Uynes, of No. »7f« 10th street.
Brook!;.:, «va» attacked with hi art dls< lh« on Sun
day night st tlm worf.iitttf of h>T daughter. Agnes,
to John J. MelUi v resMent of Borough l'.'iik. An
ambulance fn>m tho Norwegian Hospital w.ia *?nt
for. ami Dr. Norton revived her. but sl>« hud a re
lapse and died yesterday morning.
Mrs. Hynes had remarked, that it would kill her
if her daughter married any one not of her ■ ligion.
They ..:'• Romai Catholics ami Mr. Mellln Is a
Protestant Mrs. Hyni at llrpt objected to i!.»
marriage. Father O -">"• i.:. of St. Catherine's Cburch,
on 41st street and Fort Hamilton avenue, per
fonn'.'d tht» ceremony.
Wallet of P. F. Hamilton Taken as He
Stands in Church Doorway.
[Pv Telegraph t" The Tribune I
aond. Vs., i i • ket of Rear Ad-
miral i". F. Harrington, retired, it became known
to-day, was pirkori by ;> woman at Wllllamsburg on
Saturday d'inn^ the crush under t > trees incl
<l. ;,t !,,■•■ ;■ • .:• Mrt-ss of the BUhOp I I
don, following th-- jr. : the King's 1!!!.:.~
and th< President's lectern to Bruton church.
Admiral H it and Ing in the doorway
"f the church to awi'l the surging ot the crowd.
A young and pretty woman also t.mk refuge in thti
doorway. Bhe stood i lose t.. the admiral for .-< ■. • i U
mUtutes. it wsj noi until after she had made a
rather hasty <\it into the crowd that the admiral
discovered th;u his wallet, which contained some
thlng over ISO, waa mipslng. The woman could not
be )'i. a:<".i aßuin.
Baltimore Judge Sounds Alarm Because of
Increase in Suits.
[ By T'Nkhi! ii to 'In.- Tribune.]
Baltimore, Oct 7.— Judge EUlicott, of th« Circuit
Court, who tries a large percentage of the divorce
suits, sHiii to-day thai if these cases continue to
Increase as they have recently, it will be only a
n i.r time when then will hive to !"• ■ sep
arate court to handle the business.
■The number of divorce BUlti is positively appall
liik," said the Judge, "and it Is ;l grave matter.
Indeed, that they Hhouid l»- lm reaslng ;i» they are,'
Philadelphia^ Says Pennsylvanians Now
Have Control of Concern.
Philadelphia, Oot 7.— The Provident Llfo Savings
Assurance B* clety of New fork has lipou r«'or
panized and most of th<> stock purchased by a
syndicate of Pennsylvanlans, according to John C
(irmly. Director of Uockß hihl Wh.arvtß of this
city, who is .said to have had an offer of th* i>r-s:
dency < p f 'he society.
O. F. Thomas, K. It. Thomas and F. A. Heinz,
who had control of tha Provident Savings, i»i;r
chased it from ex-Lieutenant Governor Woodruff,,
who bad reorganised it.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune, i
Worcester, Mass., Oct. 7.— Richard P. Smith, of
Brockton, Mass.. after vainly searching and ehaa-
Ins: his wife and two children nil over New Eng
land, found them here to-day and kidnapped one
of the children, Richard F., jr. Mrs. Smith,
on discovering this, reported the boy to the police
as kidnapped, but Smith, in the mean time. In
voked the aid of Deputy Sheriff Richardson and
bad his wife Served with papers showing >•« had
been legally appointed th» child's guardian. He
was not held then by the police. The chase began
on June 23, when Mrs. Smith took the children and
ran away.
Rome, Oct. The employes in the municipal
pas works at Milan. Genoa, Alexandria. Modena
and Messina went on strike simultaneously to
night, and the cities in question were In partial'
• »
Drink It right from the Press in Window.
H. 18. Dewey & >"ons, ISB Fultou St.. N. Y.— Advt
Watchman Struck Down bji Hatchet
in Hands of Maniac.
After being: followed alonp Broadway from
the Battery last ni^ht by a crowd which howled
and hooted at him, Charles Knack, sixty-two
years old, suddenly stopped, at Kxehai!c;e Place.
grabbed «• carpenter's hatchet and killed James
Daniels, a watchman, of No. 310 We»l 17th
street. He sunns the hatchet wildly and no one
dared approach him. The crowd looked on. too
stunned by his deed to act. One woman was
pulled out of his way just as he nns about to
strike her.
Finally Knack started to run down Exchange
Place, followed by the crowd, which had in
rreased to large proportion*. c;<">r£p <;il>son.
of No. 16 Catherine Slip: John afebgen, of N<>.
09 Wall street, and William J. Flemming. a
corpora] In the I^'th Infantry, who witnessed
the attHck. ran after Knack and caught him at
Broad street. Meh^en was struck in the ;mn
by the old man. The other men grabbed Knack'B
arms and overpowered him. The crowd dosed
in around Knack and he was thrown violently
to the ground. Detective O'Connor, of the Cen
tral office, arrested Knack and took him to the
John streot station.
In thfl meanwhile an ambulance from theHui
jon Street Hospital had been summoned. Dan
i>!s Ftill lay in Dip street. r>r. Stuart hastily
fxamiiifd the man and pronounced him dead.
The body was taken to the station home in the
patml wagon.
An ambulance, from St. Gregory's Hospital,
■which had been summoned, arrived at the same
time, as the. one from the Hudson Street Hos
pital. Dr. Arnold, of St. Gregory's, was asked
to attend to A. Rutzuert. twenty years old, of
No. 17 Stone street, and T. J. Fox. of No. 1642
Park avenue. Their hands were badly cut in
trying to take the hatchet away from Knack.
They said that when they grabbed hold of him
li« drew a knife from his pocket, and began to
slash at them.
A.l tho station Or. Stuart nttendM to the
braises and cuts received by Knack. It was
found that the old man's left forearm had been
broken. His nose was badly cut and there, waa
a gash over his rye.
Coroner Acritolll arrived and examined tho
body for identification. A slip of paper was
found in his pocket giving his name and ad
Knack talked Incoherently when he was ex
njnined by Coroner Aeritelli. He said ha was
sitting In Battery Park when several boys
started to annoy him. While he was walking up
Broadway be sal i pome of these boys followed
him and throw stones at him. Then he said he
came to t).<> city yesterday from Jersey, where
he owns property. When he was asked by Cor
oner Acrttellt why h»> struck Daniels th« old
man ■aid Daniels threw stones at him. Assist
ant District Attorney Manley arrived and the
examination was continued In a private room.
Dr. Stuart said that Knack had an old fract
ara of the skull. it is believed that this injury
and litigation over property in New Jersey are
responsible, for Knack's mental derangement.
The Je*rs of his tormentors evidently excited
Jam to kill Daniels.
Amons the papers loans) in his possession was
an old (lerman passport and a copy of a will
on w'nl, b was noted in red ink that the will of
ila ancle deodin*r certain property to other
heirs ni a forgery. There was also a petition
of Marie I>. Knack asking the New Jersey Court
of Errors and Appeal- to set aside, certain dsedi
of jr. perty which it appears were h«-id by Anna
and Jaruea Usher.
The examination over. Knack was removed to
.!:<-• a prisoner on th* ,h:iree of homicide.
Daniels waa employed by the Rhelnfrank
House Wrecking Company, of No. 620 Eant 14tli
Ftr«-rt. us night watchman for the materials of
the old consolidated Exchange.
Launch Captain Prevents Asphyxi
ation of Nine in Cabin.
Providence, Oct. 7. — It became known late
to-day that Captain Howard Possner, of the.
Bdgewood Yacht Club, by his prompt action
saved the lives of nine of his guests when tho
exhaust muffler on the enßlno of his 4."-foot
launch, the Grace Alice, blew off as the craft
■pad through the waters of Narragansett Hay
last evening The fumes of the escaping gas
in a moment filled tho cabin of the boat, but
Captain Possner, going from window to win
dow, threw open the sash and prevented death
among his guests. Lottie Forshner. daughter
of Knapp Forshner, a prominent turfman, and
Kben Marsh, a well known Providence young
man. fell to tho floor unconscious, but were
revived when the shore was reached. The
other members of the party were more or less
Government Reported to Have Paid $500,000
— A Passenger Balloon.
Berlin. Oct. B.— The "Tagenlatt" publishes a
dispatch from Stuttgart saying that the airship
und lundlnK stage belonging to Count Zeppelin,
on the Lake of Constance, had been bouKht by
the, imperial government for $.>><>,< »K>. landing
stations for balloons are. to be established at
Btrasaburg and Kiel, and the Kovernment has
given Count Zeppelin a commission to build
another airship of UST> horsepower to carry
eighteen paasansjava.
Men Who Took Edward Rees's Money and
Jewels Sent to Prison.
TiiriH, *»ct. 7. — Two English crooks. Bailey and
Butlow, were sentenced hero to-day to three and
five years' imprisonment, respectively, for having
robbed an American named Edward Rees of $2.
goo and a quantity of Jewelry. Mr. Rees cane
here from the United States at the request of the
local police to aid tall the prosecution of the two
[Hy Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Baltimore, Oct. 7.— Governor Warneid has decided
to enter the fight for United States Senator In spite
of the Democratic machine's efforts to sidetrack
lilm. Ho expects the, Independent anti-organization
Democrats to rally to his support.
He wants the Senatorial primaries so conducted
thai the nomination will go to the candidate re
ceiving a plurality of the votes cast. The organ
ization plan provides, however, that the
nominee shall receive 40 per cent of the vote-, the
leaders knowing; full well that no candidate will
receive that amount, and that the real contest win
then be thrown Into the Legislature should the
Democrat! obtain control of thai body.
Governor WarfleU said to-day: "I will be in the
fight with both feet. This Is the chance for the
people to say what they want. It Is their fight."
I \
London Paper's Views on American
Relations kith Japan.
London, Oct. S. " The Times'* to-day publisher
an editorial article on the adverse iff, . r which
the dispatch of the American battleship squad
ron to the Pacific is likely to have on the
amicable settlement of pending questions be
tween America and Japan. The paper protests
against the assumption in- the American pre
that the positions of Great Britain and the
United States are identical on the immigration
dispute, and says that the fact that Great
Britain lias an alliance with Japan makes the
cases quite different.
"The Times'* believes that the Amfican-
Japanese differences will be amicably settled, in
spite of the dispatch of the Pacific fleet, but
says that if anything could impede or retard
their solution it -would be the dangerous as
sumption that Japan would agree to stop itnmi-
■ration as a matter of course if Great Britain
and America joined in calling upon her to do so.
Average of 28.36 Knots from
Haunt's Hock — Sea Heavy.
On board the steamer Lusltania, 9 p. m..
Sunday, Oct. 6 (by wireless, by way of The
Lizard. Oct. T). — The Lusitania. which left
Queenstown at 10:2."i o'clock this morning for
New York, was approximately in latitude 51: r C,
degrees north and longitude 13:08 degrees west
at 9 p. m. to-day. From Daunt Rock the
steamer had averaged 23.36 knots and was 257
nautical miles from that point.
The wind was westerly, rain was falling and
a heavy sea was running.
It is understood that the Lusttanla Is attempt-
Ing to make a record. The vibration aft Is
Heavy Storm and Fog — Vessel
Txcentyfour Hours Late.
Southampton. Oct. 7. — The American Line
steamer St. Paul, which left New York on Sep
tember 28, steamed into the harbor here to-day
twenty-four hours late. Her voyage is described
as thrilling. She met severe gales and seas
pounded her hull and washed over her decks.
After the storm the steamer ran into dense fogs
and the chief officer. Mr. Osberne, who com
manded the vessel owing to the indisposition of
Captain Passow, had to grope his way to Ply
mouth by moans of the lead.
From the time the St. Paul left New York
Mr. Osborne saw neither ships, stars nor other
points of observation. "When th*» fog lifted the
steamer was in Plymouth Sound.
The White Star Company has Intimated to the
Southampton harbor authorities that an In
creased depth of water will be required for
Teasels larger than the Adriatic.
Mourners Shot in Cemetery at
Odessa -Troops Inactive.
tsa, Oct. 7. — The unionists of Odessa -o
day continued their ,nd .>\itrai:-
Jews. They b«'gan by surronndtasj the Hebrew
■ ry, where a funeral service "^a- pnin^ %n.
They atoned the jews and then fired a vol>y
from revelveri Many persons were woui
The Jews !!■ .1
Later in the day members of the Black m
dreds divided themselves into small groups, and
after ransacking several Jewish shops merci
lessly brat th ■ proprietors. A police sergeant
who attempted to intervene was attacked. Ho
drew his revolver and killed one of his assail
ants. There were fewer police, than usual on
the streets to-day. After further Jew baiting
intents of Cossacks arrived on the scene,
but instead of pursuing the Black Hundreds they
laughed at ths rapidity with which they made
their escape.
IP to the- present Governor fieneml Novttaky
has made no attempt to atop the outrages
Asks Senator to Tell What lie
Know* of Boston Corruption.
Boston, Oct 7. — As • result of statements con
cerning tno corruption alleged to exist in tho
Hoj>t"n city government, made by United] States
Senator Henry Cabot Ijodge at the Repubtlcaa
State Convention on Saturday. th»« Senate* was
summoned to-day by District Attorney John K.
M"ran to appear before the frrand jury and tell
what he knows of thrt situation at tho City Hall.
The Senator w.us directed to appear at the Court
house next Monday.
In his speech Saturday, Senator Lodge said:
•Tho government of the city of Boston has
sunk !n the eyes of men to a point of degra
dation utterly unknown In the annals of the
< ity
"The nlr is heavy with the stories of corrup
tion at the City Hall, of offices sold, of percent
ages taken, of payrolls loaded, of loans madn to
support men In Idleness, of widespread frauds at
the ballot-box, which should b« rigidly investi
gated and brought to tho light of day."
Traffic on Broadway Division Delayed and
Passengers in Panic.
Southbound traffic on the Broadway division
of the subway wan blooked for twenty minutes
last tilßht. a train lead Of passengers was badly
frightened and Thomas K. Sax ton. a guard, was
badly burned in an accident that occurred, about
7 :'M> O'clock. The train was just pulling iiuo the
Manhattan street station when there was a
blinding flash and an explosion, which seemed
to come from under the rear car.
Women sriaamsn and there wa* a mad rush
for the dm r. The car had scarcely been emptied
when it caught lite flsiHi ran in and tried to
put out Urn Barnes. There was another flash.
and he dashed for the door, renaming and hold
ing his face In his hands. He was taken to the
J. Hood Wrißht Hospital.
All the passengers soon left the train, and
it was pushed on the centre tra« k up to the
yards at 137 th street.
The tunnel became filled with smoke as the
train passed through, causing passengers on
other trains to believe that there had been a
severe accident in the tunnel. The explosion Is
said to have been due to a broken shoe touching
a wire and causing a short circuit.
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J6.2D round trip New York to Baltimore. Oct. I*
14th, good returning until Oct. 21st. Secure tickets
and full information Baltimore and Ohio Ticket
offices, 434 and 1300 Broadway, 6 Astor House an.i
Stations foot West 3rd St. and Liberty Advt.
Inter. -Met. Aho Pays Him $50,000
a Year far Five Years.
Testimony before the Public Service Commis
sion yesterday in its investigation of the affairs
• of th^ transit system in this city revealed:
First — Jchn B. McDonald, after his dis
agreement with August Belmont. when the sub
way was. completed, entered into a contract with
the Metropolitan Securities Company to bid for
' and build new subways.
Second — That a syndicate, consisting of
Thomas F. Ryan. E. J. Berwind. Peter A. B.
Widener. Anthony N. Brady and Norman B.
Ream, was formed to finance these subways.
Third — That the operating company to be
formed, whose stock v as to be controlled by
the syndicate, should ac,ree with the New York
City Railway Company on an intertransfer sys
Fourth— That John B. McDonald agreed with
! the Public Service Corporation of New Jersey
j to build an interstate tunnel, to be used by the
i Erie and Delaware. Lackawanna & Western
! railroads, and the cars of the Public Service
I Corporation, which should have a transfer agree
j ment with the New York City Railway Com
Fifth — That owing to the objections of Alex
ander J. Cassatt. the tunnel scheme fell through.
— That the Metropolitan Securities Com
pany paid John B. McDonald $100,000 and
SIO.OCO counsel fee to Edward M. Grout as a
forfeit because the interstate tunnel was net
Seventh — That the Metropolitan Securities
Company paid to John B. McDonald $150,000 to
: prevent trouble because he was not able to
build the new subway lines under the agree
ments entered into, they having been sidetracked
I when the merger went into effect.
Eighth— That this entire $260,000 wae carries]
i on • the books of the Metropolitan Securities
Company in the property and franchise account
as an asset.
Ninth— That John B. McDonald now has an
agreement by which he draws $50,000 a year
for five years from the Interborough-Metropol
itan Company.
Tenth— That a payment of $50,000—presuma
bly a campaign contribution in the Odell-Coler
; campaign— has been carried since 1903 in the*
books of the Metropolitan Securities Company'
as a suspense item because H. H. Vreelano)
would not tell how properly to charge it.
Mr. McDonald, the man who built the subway,
and had a falling out with August Belmont "be—
: fore the dirt was off his shovel." contributed}
; an inside view of the "high finance" transae- 1
i tions of the transit system In this city as lm-,
! portant and Interesting as anything the Publ!<*'
Service Commission has brought out.
He was to make possible the physical end of :
■ a vigorous competition to the man who had cast)
him aside when through with his services. H»
was even to bring into the reach of his new.
employers the travelling public of a big neigh- j
! boring state in such fashion that Belmont. his
enemy, could touch little el it. But he did not:
know that he was merely a pawn In a much,,
larger game. That he discovered first when ho
learned that a merger had been effected between
the Belmont and Ryan concerns.
But Mr. McDonald had his agreements. Where-:
fore he received J250.*>00 from the Metropolitan/
Securities Company to prevent his suing for
breach of the contracts he held. That these pay
ments were entered on the books of the com
pany as ail asset did not trouble him any.
"They must have thought I was an asset." ho
But he fared better than that. He has a five
year stgreement by which the Interborough-Met
ropolltan Company — the merger which knocked
out his prospects of building new subways — is to
pay him $50,000 a year. He has done no work;
yet to earn his money since the agreement.
"Of course, I should prefer t<> work," he .«• »>•*.
Mr. McDonald began yesterday with an ac
count of his going over to the Ryan, group.
"I felt that there was a misunderstanding
between Mr. Belmor.t and myself in relation to
the carrying on of the work." he said, "as well
as some financial misunderstanding, covering
both cases; and I went to the Metropolitan Se
curities Company because they thought of build
ing or said they were going to^ build, a new sys
tem of rapid transit, underground.** Ha had this
assurance from Mr. Ryan. Mr. Vreeland. Mr.
Berwln.l and Mr. Widener. Later, though. Mr.
Ryan told him the Metropolitan Securities Com
; pany had not money enough to build subways.
and that a syndicate outside of the company,
though made up of men interested in th« com
pany, would finance the undertaking.
So. on March IS. 1905. John B. McDonald.
"party of the first part." and Thomas P. Ryan.
Norman B. Ream. Anthony X. Brady, P. a". B.
Widener and Edward J. Btrwind. "parties of
the second part." made an agreement by which
the contractor should bid for future subway
lines and build them, if the terms and conditions
of the bid were approved by the syndicate. Th»
syndicate or an operating company was to fur
nish all the funds necessary.
The financing was to bo arranged thus, in'
case a contract for construction, equipment and,'
operation were awarded, en terms approved by.
the syndicate:
Then sucii contract shall bo acquired by a. car
porauon organized for the purpose heretaaSt^
called the Operating Company. ail of whose ca^taj
stock, shall be owned by a moneyed corrorutfoa:
which In hereinafter callod "the New Subwwr Oo¥*.'
i-any . Th ° <**«» ln S Company shall : aseume ail
Jrn^ ions of . the contractor in respect to the con
struction, equipment an.i optiratioa of such rapid
transit Hue* and shall be eatliled t v a!i the beSs
tits and profits raeuHUis therefrom «jo>m»
.Jm 8 X* Dtlr ° ca F itat stock •*< "»rt corporattoa.
shall b.- a. lu lred by the Xew Subway CVmpanv
which shall in payment therefor undertake to fur
nish to th« Operating Company ail funds whlcS
may be required to carry out said contract. The
New Subway Company shall Issue to tha contractor
n payment for the capital stock of the Operating
Company and for the moneys to be furnished by
the contractor or by the syndicate such an amount'
of sun but both, common, and preferred, as shall 1
be approved by the syndicate, which shaU also de
termine the terms of th« preferred stock.
The New Subway Company shall also create an
issue of bonus to the amount of $120,0iV,000. or such'
less amount as shall be approved by the syndicate
which bonds shall be a first 11. upon the t-nterpriaa
through th.> pU-dgre of all the stock and other se
curities issued by the Operating Company and also
through such direct Ken upon the rapid transit
linos themselves i* shall prove- to be practicable.
The amount and terms of such bonds shall be sub
ject to the approval of tho syndicate.
All of the stock of the New Subway Company so
to be issued to the contractor (except 8 1-3 per cent
of the common stock* and also the contractor**
right to such stock shall be transferred to the syn
dicate, which shall furnish the New Subway Com
pany such an amount of money up to the limit off
♦iS.SOO.On* hereinafter mentioned as shall be require.l
(in addition to the proceeds of the sale of said
bonds or of such thereof as the syndicate shall
deem it advisable to sel!> to enable the New Sub
way Company to provide the Operating .Company
with funds to perform said contract for the con
struction, equipment and operation of said rapid)
transit lines.
The maximum agjerecate amount of money which:
the syndicate may be required to furnish, as herein
provided, shall be $Sswso< >.«*!<>. and each member of
the syndicate shall be liable for one-fifth of that
amount, no member being liable for the share of
the others.
No salary ever was agreed on for the con-«
At a meeting of the directors of the Metro
politan Securities Company April 6. 1305. a spe
cial committee consisting of H. H. Vreeland.
Thomas P. Fowler and John D. Crlmmins re
ported, after consultation with Mr McDonald,
that probably soon several new subways would
be built, the plan being to construct three lines
from the Battery to- The Bronx, and Mr. Me-.
Donald was the most likely man to build them.
It was extremely desirable that the owners at
the surface lines "have a voice" in the construct
tion of these subways, "both for .the purpose of.
protecting the business dona by the surface line*

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