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BOAT AFIRE; FOUR DIE.
Souths Swamp Skiff in Raritan
— Three Saved by Freighter.
jf<.rport. Oet —Four young men of Perth Am
' boy were drowned In Raritan Bay, off this place,
last n'.r They were members of a party of
seven who had ' ft Perth Amboy in a skiff to visit
Keyrcrt- The nnat caupht fire and the occupants
overturned the skiff to extinguish the Hamas. Sub
■eauently four of them perished and the throe who
ver e Raved were in an exhausted condition, having
«-!un_ t0 the overturned boat for more than two
hours before being rescued by the crew of a pass
ing eteambnat. All the members at the party were
about eighteen or nineteen years of age.
Those who were lost were Harry Barter, clerk in
«he First National Bank. Perth Amboy; Edward
Olten, clerk for the Perth Amboy Trust. Company:
' Floyd M rloee. employed by the Atlantic Terra
Cotta Works, Perth Amboy, and Charles Wicks
burp, clerk la Bbdey & Pitman's glass works, Perth
>• DOT
Those saved are William Hornsby. Harry Robe
flee and Kelson Ma can.
The seven young men left Perth Amboy about 7
o'clock last evening, intending to visit the roller
fks;:-.-' rii '• here. Their boat wns provided with a
nrall enKine. When half way between Cllffwood
and th» Hod Bank light, according to the survivors,
Fiord IfeHose (-truck a match and a piece of the
brimstone foil Into the oil soaked bottom of the
bont. which caught fire. The boys scooped up
watPr In their hafs an* dashed it on the flames,
then spreading forward. Fearing that the gasolene
ar-k would explode, the boys overturned the skiff.
CONSPIRACY CHARGED.
Modiste Accuses Knickerbocker
Trust Company in Suit.
Mr* Henrietta C Schroedor. a modiste at Fifth
■venue and *ri street. in her answer to a pult
brought acain?t her by the Knickerbocker Trust
Company, charges that she is the victim of a con
spiracy to defraud. The action against Mrs.
Schroeder is for $6,000, with Interest, on a note.
I'ti" answer of the defendant, filed in the Su
preme Corrt by her attorney, Randolph M. New-
Dan, fxrla-^s that the supposed loan of $6,000.
which the note represented, grew out of .-• transac
tion in which she purchased from Maurice Mar
tens, an investment broker of No. G2 Broadway,
Fuick in th« Sew Jersey Terminal Dock and Im
provement Company, at the market value of
H3.07.
Mrs. Schroeder pays that Martens represented
tf, hrr that Thomas Ryan, H. H. Vreeland and
Harry Payne Whitney were Interested in the com
pany, an.l that With Its $3,000,000 capital It vas
'(Searing H. 000,000 a rear. The company has not
be<n a success anfi is now undergoing reorganiza
tion.
Mrs. Bchroedei avers that Martens induced h*r
to deposit the £27 shares of stock that she bought
from him with the Knickerbocker Trust Company,
which had underwritten the improvement com
pany's bonds as security fur the $6,000 note. She
gave- this note to Martens as part payment for the
etock. Mrs. Bchroeder paid In cash, she says,
$7.6i7. The charge that the modiste makes Is that
the Knickerbocker Trust Company knew that the
improvement concern was insolvent, and the ac
ceptance of •!-,. alleged worthless stock an security
was jjiirt of the plan to defraud her. Mr. New
man. her attorney, paid yesterday that his client
bought in addition to the 337 shares about $30.0.0
worth of stock In the improvement company, and
that he represents other clients whose purchases
of the same tuck approximate $200,000.
The euit apainst the defendant was filed in July.
Slip is now Mrs. Hurley, but continues to use the
nair.f of Bchroeder in her business, in which, it Is
said, she has made nearly $1,000,000.
In her answer to the suit Mrs. Schroeder says:
The nature of the defense Is that the plaintiff
_i< •-i r loaned any money to the defendant; that
the transaction set forth in the complaint was
merely a pretended loan, and that it was part of
a conspiracy to cheat and defraud the defendant."
It was on tlie belief, Mrs. Bchroeder says, that
the loan from the trust company -was in good faith
that she paid the lance of $7,617 in cash for
Whirl: she now makes a counter claim.
Mrs. Schroeder alleges further In her affidavit
that "Charles T. Barney, president of the plaintiff
company, was at the time of the above mentioned
transaction a director of the New Jersey Terminal
Dock and Improvement Company and had knowl
edge of all the facts stated and had partial control
and charge of the said pretended loan of $C.OOO to
the defendant: that Frederick G. King, Harris A.
Dunn and Benjamin A. Allen, official ■ of the
plaintiff, all had knowledge of the facts stated. The
plaintiff denies all the charges contained In the
iHfw--r, but nothing further could be obtained yes-
IHrfi.'.y at the offices of Davies, Stone & Auerbach,
attorneys for the trust company.
Justice Ford, of the Supreme Court, on Septem
ber T. directed the officials of the trust company to
appear before Bankson F. Morgan as referee and
to produce the books of the company. Counsel for
the latter before Justice McCall yesterday said
the offl ials were ready to 'appear and furnish in
formation on which Issues might be framed, but
objected to producing the books. They asked that
Justice Ford's order be in part set aside. Justice
McCall reserved decision.
The New Jersey Terminal Dock and Improvement
Company was organised in September, 1505, with a
capita] of $3.0 C"i,000. The company absorbed the
Federal Contracting Company and the Hackensack
Meadows Company. ,_«_«.
KILLED BY A DITCH CAVE-IN.
Two Others Seriously Hurt in Long Island
City — Ten Buried.
One man was killed and two were seriously
Injured by the collapse of the walls of a trench
which was being dug yesterday in the stoneyard
of William Bradley & Son, Vernon avenue and
Kobift street Lob* Island City. Seven other
men at work in the trench were buried under
the mats of «-arth and stone, and received minor
Injuries. Volunteer workers were at work Im
mediately. Bverne Ottarvo, of Xo. 17 Sherman
str.-. t. Astoria, was dead beneath a huge pile of
stone. Btapbeii Salvatore and John Angelo were
removed to St. John's Hospital with broken ribs
and imr-mal injuries.
The trench was made for the laying of steam
pipes to supply the machinery of the Btoneyard.
The sides were, weakened by water running Into
the excavation and the weight of stone and pipes
around th<* edges caused it to collapse.
Arthur F. Storm, the superintendent of the
yard, eras arrested, but released later. The
Italian foreman of the work is said to be
taissing.
THIS OWL A "CRIME WAVER."
Eoots in Trinity Cemetery — Crowd Rushes
to Rescue Woman.
of Washhijftori Heights were much
fbtturbed la.-t night by the wailing of a small
at li.-A into Trinity Cemetery, at Amster
ivsaue and 159 th street. The bird's wails
sounded rema;kably like those of a woman in
istreKs, and a crowd of would-be rescuers
gathered outfrtde the cemetery fence in a few
rrir.utes.
An unfortunate man who had leaped the wall
V. investigate the nolees returned after the
crowd had gathered and he was roughly handled
before he could explain that he was not the
Meant of some helpless woman. The care
taker r,f the cemetery start** a flr( . to destroy
fallen leaves, and when ,t, t suddenly red up
at the time the owl gave Its most piercing
s*o the crowd went over the railing and were
r*a<3y for rengeanos, when the searchers got
beneath the tire where the owl was perched It
F»ve another wail an« n>w to another tree amid
a fusillade of stones :
KeaawfcfVc some on - had informed the police
••an on post that four trumps v.-<-r«- attack***;
a noraan ir. the temttcry and 'the excitement
*«cs renewed > \
m i \ .
A PLAGVE OF SQUIRRELS.
City a Protected Rodents Getting
Too Numerous for Comfort.
Mew York— or a considerable part of It — Is
threatened by a idague that is goin? to make
the ret-id«rit* O f the section affected sympathize
keenly with the afflictions of rabbit ridden Aus
tralia. Squirrels are Increasing to such an
alarming extent in Central Park that the sec
tions on both sides are being overrun with the
mischievous little animals. They appear in what
pass for garden* In Xt-w York; they run, tame
and fearless, over the sidewalks; they horrify
gentle-minded women by getting In the way of
automobiles and trolley cars and being ground
up into hash, and they bother every one for
blocks in all sorts of ways.
No one wants to kill v. harmless little animal
like a squirrel, and, besides, the law protects
them if they come from the parks of the city.
There is a state law" against killing them most
of the time, and even in the open season they
are protected by city ordinance.
Squirrels can find plenty to eat except in cold
weather, and their numerous friends, young and
old, see to it that they do not suffer when snow
is on the ground. No squirrel ever seems to die.
and as there are two litters a year as a rule in
each squirrel family, it can readily lie seen that
there will soon have to be a decision as to where,
to put the overflow.
Hrnnx Park and the other parks in the north
ern borough may be able to afford homes for
some of the squirrels, but the park officials up
there think they have enough already, without
extending hospitality to any more. Bo it Is a
question the Aldermen will soon have to pass
upon. What shall be done to save the city from
its once welcome guests?
BUFFALO HERD MIGRATES
Compulsory Journey from the Zoo
to Caeche, Ohla.
Yesterday was moving: day for the buffalo herd
in the Bronx Zoological Park, where the big family
of over forty-five bison have be.en confined for the
last few years. Fifteen of the herd started on
the trip to Caeche, Okla.. where they will arrive
on the afternoon of Tuesday, October 15. The buf
faloes are the gift of the New York Zoological So
ciety to the United States government, and are to
be the nucleus of a herd which, it is hoped, will be
largely Increased every year, both by addition!
from other sources and by breeding. Among the
group yesterday were two b'lg bulls, eight full
grown cows and rive calves. An equal number were
taken from the Whitney herd.
The work of removal yesterday was in charge of
Frank Rush, of Oklahoma, who has been engaged
by the United States government. Among those
who watched the work were William T. Hornaday.
director of the Zoological Park; John Mitchell, his
assistant, and the keeper, "Charley" McEnroe.
Tins trainload. the first which the government
has ever transported across the country, will be
handled by the New York Central road and the
American Express Company as far as St. Louis,
after which it will be consigned to the Wells-FargO
Express and the "Frisco" line. This Is the
first time in the history of this country that the
government baa made a specific move in the pres
ervation of the buffalo and American bison. The
spot selected as the home of the Bronx Park buf
falo herd is situated In the Wichita forest pre
serve, and embraces an area of over *lx square
miles.
ENGINE DRAGS GIRL IN STREET.
Locomotive Driver Escapes — Man Jostles
Victim, Who Falls on Track.
Knocked down in front of a locomotive engine
and dragged by the cowcatcher from a group of
her girl companions, Miss Mamie McQuade,
nineteen years old. of No. f. 13 U'e.^t 2!uh street.
had a narrow escape from death early last night
Both arms and one leg were fractured S!.e is
In a dangerous condition
The girl was going to her home from unear
by factory in company with other girl shop
mat-??. At 30th street and Tenth avenue «n
engine was making a "flying switch." A pe
destrian. In a rush to get across the tracks,
Jostled tlie girl and she fell half across the rails
In from of the engine.
Thr- pilot caught her dress and Fhe was
dragged over the cinders and pavement for
about thirty feet.
While her girl companions rushed to her aid,
the engineer applied full power and sped away
from the scene without even learning whether
his victim was alive or dead. According to
Superintendent I,oftus of the New York Ontral
Railroad, the engineer waa' George afenkler, of
No. 325 Bergenline avenue, T'nion Hill, N J- He
promised to have the man <>n hand when the
police wanted h!m.
The girl was taken to Bellevue Hospital. Her
oouain. Miss Matilda McQuade, who lives at No.
502 West 29th street, and who witnessed !he
accident, told the police that there was no line
man stationed at the crossing. The man who
jostled the girl was not seen after the accident
IN HONOR OF DR. BLAUSTEIN.
Friends of Former Settlement Worker Show
Appreciation of His Work.
About four hundred soctatocists, men and women
friends of Dr. David Blauatetn. for nine years su
perintendent of the Educational Alliance, gave a
dinner in li!h honor last night at Clinton Hall.
The occasion was In the nature of a public testi
monial for his efforts on the Kan! Side for the
■melioration of the conditions of the Ummlfraata.
n also marked the close of bis career as a Settle
ment worker.
Dr. Blausteln has .severed his official relations
with the Educational Alliance to become manager
of the savings department of the Jefferson Bank,
in which capacity, however, he will continue to
keep In touch with the people of the East Side.
James H. Hamilton was the toastrnaster. The
speakers and their subjects were Isidor Straus,
"The Educational Alliance"; Commissioner Robert
Watchorn. "The Immigrant"; Edward T. Ix-vine.
"Constructive Social Work"; John Paley, "Th«
Jewish Press and East Side Movements ;; Mayer
Bchoenfeld, "The Bast Side in a Nutshell"; Henry
Flelschmann. "The Old Chief; Paul AbOtSOB, "A
Personal Note"; Edward King, "A Retrospect";
Joseph Barondess. "Dr. Blaustein and the Ea«t
Side"; Henry IfOSfcOwttS, "The Ethics of Trade';
Henry DIOSSOI. "The Banking Fraternity," and an
address by Dr. BlailSteln. The speakers praised
the work done by Dr. Hlauwteln in his nine years'
service. The latte.r'H address reviewed the Settle
ment work in the Ghetto.
Some of those prebent were John H. Flnley,
president of the City College of New York; Pro
fessor Solomon Bchlechter. Dean Russell of Teach
ers College. Professor I. Friedlander. Mr. and Mrs.
Travers Whitney. Rose Pastor Stokes and Frank
M. Symonds. _
GUILTY OF ASSAULTING PRISONER
Boston Oct. 10.-A verdict of guilty of assault
was returned against L. D. Perkins, assistant
keeper at the Deer Island Houae of Correction, and
Orrln M. Pray, an officer in the institution, to-day.
Perkins and Pray wer« accused of having dlnci
plfaed Kdwara F. Kane, who had tried to escape,
by tying a rope around his arms and drawing it
up over s Bteamplpe. Sentence wiil be pronounced
later.
BROOKLYNITE'S EXECUTION FIXED.
Albany. Oct. 10.— The Court of Appeals to-day *et
the week of November 18 for the execution of John
Wensel, of Brooklyn, who shot and killed Georgo
Spate. The court this week confirmed Weasel's
conviction of murder in the first degree.
Register to-morrow! That it, if you mr« one
of the thousands who should have done so but
Have neglected their duty. H i« important that
the full P.eo'jblicsn vote should bs polled this
y«mr. If you fnil to reQieter, you cannot vote.
Rcuiitcr to-morrow
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. FRIDAY. OCTOBER 11, 1007.
ARMY AND NAVY NEWS
No Friction Between Admiral Evans
and the Department.
I From The Tribune Bureau.]
Washington, October 10.
EVANS IX FAVOR.— Rumors to the effect that
there is friction J>et ween the Navy Department and
Admiral Evans continue to find expression In a
way which almost suggests a systematic purpose
of making trouble for the commander of the At
lantic fleet. That these reports are groundless, that
harmony between the admiral and his superiors in
the department exists and that no friction has oc
curred which might have been the basis for these
reports Is asserted on no less an authority than
Admiral Brownson. chief of the bureau of naviga
tion. Why any one should be Interested in trying
to create the erroneous impression cannot be con
ceived at the Navy Department, where the matter
would be treated as simply ridiculous were it not
for the persistency of the report.
ORDERS ISSUED.-The following orders have
been Issued:
ARMY.
LIPU me n ift nt £™ * FRANK BAKER. Ordnance Depart
ment, from San Antonio arsenal to Springfield ar-
Lleutenam Colonel CHARLES H. CLARK. Orrinanrf De
l»»rtm«ntt|j> c man Pan Antonio art.er.al and to
Texas ordnance officer o f the Department of
General EDWARD S. GODFREY, placed on retired list.
NAVY.
Ra *tOhef IML*II ML* l '"' " " STOCKTON, to retired Hat, Oc-
Captain T. C. McLEAN. to duty a* member of the noard
of Inspection ami Survey. Wa.ihlnjrton.
Lieutenant Commander O. W. KOESTER. detached from
«&'MbT&lo?n!'y'. tO Char * B ° f "** «-•*»■■
Lieutenant Commander C. T. VOGELGESANG. to com
mand the Mayflower
Lieutenant Commander .1. H. REID, detached from the
Pennsylvania, home.
Lieutenant Commander A. T. LONG, detached from the.
Mayflower, to the Illinois.
Lieutenant J. C. KHESS. detached from the navy recnilt
in* nation at Huffalo. N. Y. ; h-me. await orders.
Lieutenant M. ST. C. ELLIS, detached from the works ot
William Cramp ft Sons.
Ensign J. J. McCRACKEN, detached from the Dixie, to
Washington.
Midshipman D. L. HOWARD, detached from the Missouri.,
to the Hartford.
Midshipman W. P. PEDGWICK. Jr.; realisation ac
cepted.
MOVEMENTS OF WAR VESSELS.— The follow
ing movements of war vessels have been reported
to the Navy Department:
ARRIVED
Oct. fr— The Kentucky at Norfolk: th? l!linol* at Ponton
SAILED.
Oct. 9— The Illinois, from Car* Cod Pay for Boston; the
Prairie, from Newport for L^a^ue Inland; th« Ivonl
clan. from Puerto Cortez. Honduras, for Hampton
Roads.
On 10— The Chattanooga, from Yokohama for Kobe.
ANOTHER TEST FOR ARMY OFFICERS.
Thirty-two Have Fifteen-Mile Practice Ride
Out of Fort Sheridan.
Chicago, Oct. 10.— If a fifteen-mile Jog along good
roads Is an example Of the hardships of war the
line officers of the Department of the Lakes are
ready to go Into action at an hour's notice. Such
is the substance of a report baaed upon a test ride
made from Fort Bherldan by Brigadier General
W. H. Carter and thirty-one regimental officers
yesterday. The actual time taken was. about two
hours and a bait— an average of ten minutes to
the mile.
Physical examinations were given the riders be
fore and after the trial of horsemanship. These
were conducted by Colonel Philip I- Harvey, as
sistant surgeon general of the army. In advance
he pronounced all of the officers fit to ride, and
the second examination ho wed only slight signs
of any disabilities.
The officers represented the "headquarters" and
the posts of FortH Sheridan, Thomas, Wayne mid
Brady and Columbus Barracks.
WOULDN'T GIVE UP KEYS.
Pluck of Night Watchman Frus
trated Robbers' Plans.
Although stunned find bleeding from blows re
ceived in a fight with two burglars on th« nine
teenth floor of the Century BwlldSng, No. 74 Broad
way, early yesterday. Richard Gray, the ageil
watchman of the building, refused to tell where he
had concealed the keys of th-> offices, sod pre
vented what the pallet- mv might have been an ex
tensive robbery.
Two men concealed themnelven in the building.
They attacked CSray while he was making hi*
rounds at 2 o'clock yesterday morning. For a time
Gray fought the burglars off. but he. wan finally
dropped with a blow OB the head. After A futile
search of the old man's pockets the thieves Jumped
into the elevator and made their escape. Gray
Uittered down the many Rights Of stairs and sum
moned Patrolman John McKeon, of the John street
police station The building was searched, but the
men hail disappeared. Gray was attended at the
Hudson Street Hospital and removed to his homo
later.
N. H. Blake, the superintendent of the Century
Building, said yesterday that while there are many
brokerage offices In the structure mc«t of them
have burglar proof safes or place their valuables in
the vaults, and It would have been Impossible lor
the burglars to get flny loot. Gray has described
his assaillanls to the police.
TAMPS" IN PARADE.
Old Firemen Revi freed by Mayor,
Then Join Jersey Celebration.
The Exempt Firemen of the Old r lty of New
York had one of tho times of their UveH yesterday,
and any one who thought that any of the old fel
lows were "back numbers" would have had his
mind speedily disabused «>f this Idea if be could
have been transported for a few minutes to Somer
ville, N. J., where they hud their annual outing
;ui'i were entertained by the BomarviUe Fire l>e
partment
The old fire fighters assembled at their head
qu&rtera at '.'.<» o'clock In the morning, and a
fow minutes later, with Foreman Peter J. Htckey
at their bead, they marc bed by way of Wes4
Bide thoroughfares to Washington Square, beneath
the urch and past the home of Mayor McOellan.
who reviewed them from the doomtep.
AmoiiK those in the ranks were John T. Meehan
and "Marty" KeesS), the veteran Janitor of the
City Hall. The <»th Regiment band of thirty
pieces rendered the music for marching.
From Washington Bsjaare the procession headed
down Broadway to the <"ify Hall. President m,--
Qowu of the Board of Aldermen and Justice Mc
< 'all there reviewed the line, while ■ crowd of
lully Hve thousand otllooHSTS appluuded. Control
ler Mutz, dependent on Brooklyn's trolley lines,
arrived Just too late.
The "Vamps** then inarelu-d to the Liberty street
ferry and went to Jersey City, thence by Hpectal
train to Bomervllle.
A NOTED GUIDE INSANE.
Man Who Made Famous Trip with Vice-Pres
ident in 1901 Confined in State Hospital.
[ Hy Ttlesraph to The Tribune. 1
Ogdenßburg, N. V., Oct. 10.— Michael Cronln,
the Adirondack guide who drove Roosevelt on
his famous sixteen- mile rtde through the woods
to the nearest railroad station after President
McKlnley was shot at Buffalo In 1901. is now in
the St. Lawrence State Hospital here.
Cronin'B mind has been giving way for about
four years. He imagines that he la a real estate
operator and that he has been buying up large
plots of land. The hospital doctors now have
him In the observation ward.
LEADER OF MINERS TO RETIRE.
John Mitchell Not Candidate for Re-election
Because of 111 Health.
Indianapolis, Oct. W.-John Mitchell, president of
the T'nited Mine Workers, announces In the cur
rent issue of "The T.'nited Mine Workers' Journal"
that he will not be a candidate for re-election. He
says he does not regard himself as well enough to
attend properly to the duties of the office. It is Baid
at headquarters that he will finish his prevent term
as president, which expires April 1 of next year.
Mr. Mitchell underwent a. surgical operation six
months ago, and it is said he has not fully recov
ered, and that H may be necessary to have another
operation performed. He has beeu president of the
JACKSON'S PLEA HEARD.
'Asks to Sue Telegraph Companies —
Decision Reserved.
Justice McCall. In the Supreme Court, yesterday
heard Attorney General Jackson's application for
permission to befjin suit ap;*inst the Postal and
Western Union Telegraph companies for havinß
created a monopoly by agreement and violated the
provisions of the acts under which they were
created. William A De Kord. for the state, pro
duced affidavits from the owners of several hotels
in New York to show that an agreement had been
n:ade by which both companies would withdraw
from the hotels unless they were allowed quarters
at their own rates.
Mr. Pc Ford alleged thnt the two companies on
April 1. 19P7, had established new rates for the
transmission of messages within the State of New
York, which were in sosae cases as much as H
per cent in excess of the rates previously charged
Mr. De Ford charged further that the two com
panies had agreed to establish common offices in
many towns and villages, the receipts of which
were to be divided on an eQUttabtt basis.
The attorney for the state said the arrangements
between the two companies ortatea* a brutal monop
oly and read affidavits of George C Boldt. owner
of the Waldorf- Astoria; George, W. Sweeney, pro
prietor of the Hotel Victoria, and James B. Regan,
proprietor of the Knickerbocker Motel, to sub
stantiate his statements
Mr. noldt, in his affidavit, said that the Postal
Telepraph Company had maintained an office at
the Waldorf-Astoria from 1898 until October. 190«.
At that time, Mr. Boldt said, the managers of
both companies called upon him and requested
that both of them be allowed space in the hotel
The. hotel proprietor said he regarded the proposal
as unsatisfactory, and that he was soon informed
that unless he acceded to it the Postal company
would withdraw itd office. Since then. Mr. Botdi
paid, the hotel has been without telegraph service.
<'h;irpes of a similar nature were made in the
affidaviis <>f Mr. Sweeney and Mr. Regan. Counsel
for the companies contended that the rates had
been raised because of the Increased cost Df COD
struction materials, and that both companies were
forced to raise the rates at the same time. Jus
tice afcCail reserved his decision.
FIRE ROASTS GRAPES.
Blaze on Austrian Steamer Causes
Panic Among Immigrants.
The Austrian steamer Giulia reported a rough
experience when she tied up at this port yester
day. As she was lighting a fifty-mile rush of wind
fire was discovered in the hold. This was early on
Thursday morning of last week. Chief Officer
Ribarich. who was on the bridge In the early
watch, had the fire traced to the forward hold.
There were 763 steerage passengers on the steam
er, most of them Greeks and Austrian*. They
were sleeping near the hatch underneath which
the tire was burning. As soon as the hatch coven
were removed and the smoke began to fill the
'tween decks, most of them became panicstricken
and made a dash for the main deck. They tore
the canvas covers from the lifeboats and clam
bored in. remaining there until late in the day.
when all danger was past.
A part of the Oiutta'a cargo was 2i.<*»j barrels
of grapes, taken aboard at Almerla, Spain. It was
among these that the tlr>- raged. When the storm
abated, though streams of water had been sent
Into the bold smoke situ poured >ut of the hatch
it w:is found necessary to throw LBN barrels of
the |.i apes over the side. At " o'clock h. the after
noon ail dansrer from Bre WJ'.s at an end
An «oon urn Captain Charubtal announced that the
ttr" wan over the j>a»»>'-nK< r* from Italy delivered
prajreri of gratitude). Hy nightfall the storm had
subsided aj:d tin* vessel pro seeded on her way to
port without accident The <;iuiia is owned I
fnion Navigation Company, of Trieste, and was
bul't in Glasgow b* IfrSSSlll \- CO., in 1904. The
v»'PKfl til Btaadl and seaworthy and the damage
wai chiefly to her cargo.
YOUNG ME. ROCKEFELLER TELLS JOKE.
Fifth Avenue Baptist Church Bible Class
Members at 50-Cent Dinner.
Members of the Bible Clans of the Fifth Avenue
Baptist Church held the first of a series of 50-eent
dinners la the chapel of the church last night,
sad were regaled with good food and the latest
story told by Jobs D. Rockefeller, brought direct
to the dinner by John I). Rockefeller, Jr.. who re
cently resigned as president of the class because
of ill health. Mr. Rockefeller did net have the
appearance of ill health when he responded to the
call for a speech.
"My father Is always making Jokes." began Mr
Rockefeller. "I want to tail you bis latest. It
seems that a man who was not In the proper con
dition to care for himself tumbled ungracefully
into a water trough. He splashed until ■ pedes
trian tried to help him out. 'Don't mind me.' said
the man, 'Five the women and children.' "
The Rev. Dr. C ■*. Akecl. in his speech, proposed
that the young nun 84 trie church organize a >i- -
bating club, in which Important public Questions of
the day might be discussed. He proposed that the
meetings be open to the public. This plan, be
said, had met with success In Liverpool. Mr.
Rockefeller did nut seem enthusiastic vet the
debating club, but he heartily Indorsed the plan
to have monthly dinners of the Bible Class at uO
cents a head. The class hat» not yet decided who
1h to be the president in place of Mr. Rockefeller.
Dr. A ked made a few remarks, and. turning to
Mr. Rockefeller, told him that his withdrawal from
the leadership of tbe class whs a most serious
nffair, from which "we don't really know how we
are going to recover." Then he went on to point
out that it would '»•* an exceedingly 111 compliment
to Mr. Rockefeller were the class allowed to die
down just because his band was no longer at the
helm.
"But, of course." be added, "we 'ire going on,
and where you led we are KinK to follow. You
have blared the way. It is ■ fact thai the world's
work in don.< by the Individual who Impresses him
self upon those about him."
EUROPE WILL BUY ALL COTTON.
First Practical Result of the International
Conference in Washington.
Atlanta, Oct. la,— lmmediate nnd practical results
of the International conference of cotton growers
nnd spinners, which closed yesterday, developed to
day at a conference held by. the executive board
of the Farmers' Educational and Co-operative
Union and H. V .V. MacAHster, of Manchester. Eng
land, one of the chief experts on splnnable grades
of cotton with the European delegates to the late
conference.
The object WM to agree upon terma whereby the
growers of the union could deal dt.-e.-t with the
European consumers. It was stated that already
the union had arranged to locate an Igent In Kng
lund; that a central agency had be v established
In Memphis and that this otnee « | notify the
European agency of all cotton ready |r sale.
Mr. MacAlUter guaranteed that all bttoa offered
would be bought. He explained, how >r. that the
cotton offered by the union must conlorm with the
grades sold and thut the baling and compressing
must be in accordance with the terms adopted by
the conference. This was agreed to.
FOUR CAPTAINS DROPPED.
The physical test which Commissioner Itingham
prepared for some of his captains, it was announced
yesterday, has forced the retirement of four. They
are Nathaniel N. Shire, of Vernon avenue; Michael
E. Foody, of Morrlsania; Michael Gorman, of New
Dorp, and James G. Reynolds, of the Liberty ave
nue station. No decision has been made in the case
of William H. Hodgina, of the MacUougal street
station.
It was also said yesterday that Captain Dennis
Driscoll. of the Rapelye street station, who was
on the list for* retirement, and who had filed an
application, would first have to face charges which
have been preferred against him. The retirement
of the four men leaves nine vacancies. { Commis
sioner Blngham Bald that he had appointed nine
lieutenants as acting captains.
It was expected that the Commissioner ' would
take the first nine men on the list, but when the
names were given out It waa seen that he had
jumped Lieutenants Alfred A. Carey and Arthur
T ior. Thor served In the army as aid to Commis
sioner Bingham when the latter was a captain of
engineers. The two "Czars of the Tenderloin." Cap
tains John Wi«»cand and Murphy, stood the test
well. General Ulnsnitm said later that both had
Qualified.
MAY BE DJDICTNENTS.
Continued from nrst pace.
what was the extent of time to be deducted on
that account from tho legal limitation.
Two sections of the Penal Code received much
study yesterday by persons who have followed
the testimony hofore the commission. Section
T. 41. with regard to conversion by trustees, was
one of thorn. Section 528 was another. It runs
as follows:
A person who. with the intent to deprive or de
fraud the true owner of his property, or of the use
and benefit thereof, or to appropriate the same to
the use of the taker, or of any other person
having in his possession, custody or control as" a
bailee, servant, attorney, agent, clerk, trustee or
officer of any person, association or corporation, or
as a public oncer, or as a person authorize,!* r y
agreement or by competent authority to hold or
take sut/h possession, custody or control any
money, property, evidence of debt or contra
article Of value of any nature or thing in action
or possession, appropriates the same to his own
use. or that of any other person other than the
true owner or person entitled to the benefit there
of:
Steals such property, and is guilty of larceny.
In view of the "Widener-Dolan letters. Mr
Ivlns yesterday practically issued a challenge
to those men to come to this state to testify
about their connection with the affair.
The fact that Messrs. Widener and Dolan got
together to make their explanation of the Whit
ney-Brady payments was considered somewhat
remarkable in Wall Street circles. They have
been so bitterly estranged over political and
financial affairs that, they have not been on
speaking terms recently.
August Belmoat, when ask^d about the pay
ment.of fl&OOO to himse'f. as president of the
National Civic Federation, marlr by the Metro
poUtan Securities Company on account of a
guarantee of 9Sft>oo6 by Thomas F. Ryan for the
prosecution of the work of tho federation's
committee on municipal ownership, said: "I
prefer Mr. Kasley. the chairman of the executive
council of the National Civic Federation, or the
• batrman of U c committee that had th-^ work
in charge, v< make a .statement, if any is to be
made, on the subject of the guarantees I secured
for carrying on the work <>f investigation of
municipal utilities, and my reiati-n to the
whole subject."
The investigation Into the transit system's
affairs was not continued yesterday. Chairman
WiUcox received a telephone maaaage trow Mr.
Ivtaa that he had work of aach linportam c to
attend t.> at or.cc that he was not prepared to
pro ..n. ao the chairman adjourned the hearing
until next Tuesday.
Mr. Ivinss inability to take up the investiga
tion yesterday wag caused by the necessity for
examining several bnportan* witnesses in pri
vate. He was cloaeted in his ofltoa with them
all the afternoon, chairman WilW-ox of the
commission was with him for a time
AMOHV LIBEL SUIT.
Complainant Tells Why He Should
Get $50,000 Salve.
William N. Amory was the only witness called
yesterday In the second trial of tin suit brought
by Mr. Amory against 11. H. Vreeland. president
of the Metropolitan street Railway system, to
recover $50,000 for alleged slander and defama
tion of character, which came up before Justice.
Amend and a jury in th" Supreme Court.
The alleged slander complained of was In a
statement published by Mr. Vreeland. which
said that figures published by Mr. Amory in
a newspaper on March 11. 1903 were slanderous
and untrue. The part of Mr. Vreeland's state
ment that caused the trouble alleged that Mr.
Amory had "unscrupulously distorted and per
verted for dishonest purposes and in the in
terest of an organized bear raid upon the securi
ties of our company an attempt of certain per
sons to extort money from us as a considera
tion for the withdrawal of attacks." Mr. Vrea
land also referred to Mr. Amory as a "notorious
character." who was secretary of the Third
Avenue Railroad Company before it went into
bankruptcy, and alleged that the Metropolitan
hail refused to continue the services of Mr.
Amory because of his connection with the ad
ministration of the Third Avenue company.
Direct examination of Mr. Amory brought out
that he had furnished fact* to experts of the
District Attorney. The attempt of Henry M
Earle. attorney for Mr. Am>>ry, to get evidence
before the jury to show in what way Mr. Amory
had been damaged by the publication of the al
leged libel ma* with failure.
In tho direct examination Mr. Earle brought
out the facts that all the reports made to the
District Attorney had been sworn to.
In the cross-examination Mr. Bartlett brought
out that Mr. Amory had aM for the Rapid
Transit franchise in I^oo. Mr. Amory said that
from 1901 until the publication of the alleged
libel he had been engaged in a public exposure.
The witness said that he had gone to James R.
K>f»ne in reference to the campaign against
the Metropolitan and had asked for a contri
bution of $.1,000. Others who contributed were
Talbert J. Taylor and J. Coleman Drayton.
TO CONTINUE WAR ON RECEIVERS
: Counsel for M. S. R. Stockholders Says He
Will Go to United States Supreme Court.
Roger Foster, of counsel for the minority stock
j holder! of the Metropolitan Street Railway Com
j pany. who is opposing the rontlaiiaars of the re
| ceivers appointed by Judge I arnastia. in the Cir
cuit Court of the First District, , said yesterday
j thai he expected to carry his light to the Vnlted
j States Supreme Court.
Mr. Foster thinks that if it is held that the
federal court here assumed jurisdiction in the
| case Improperly foreclosure proceedings by the
: Morton Trust Company under the mortgage of
! Ittl Will be void, and that Lords issued under any
! reorganization dependent on a sale under such
! foreclosure will be worthless.
Mr. Foster says that. the Morton Trust Company
and the railway company being citizens of the
■ State of New York, the federal courts have no
i Jurisdiction.
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P. S. BOARD 017 STATEN ISLAND.
. • i
I Investigation of Richmond Affairs Includes
Automobile Trips to Bad Curves.
The first Stage of the investigation by the Public
; Service Commission into Staten Island affairs came
: to an end yesterday, when before the final hearing
1 on the subject the members el the commission
■ took an automobile trip through the island. They
■ were accompanied by Borough President Cromwell
' of Richmond, who showed them the places where
i dangerous curves and crossings are complained of. !
; Mr. Trlbue, Superintendent of Public Works of the
borough, and Colonel Charles H. Blair were also in
the party.
The party visited, among other places, a curve
on the steam road near Stapleton. where a grade
i crossing, used by vehicles and pedestrians alike.
I has long been a subject of complaint. The com
! missioners then passed on to the epot known as
"Death Curve," where there have recently been
two fatal accidents. There is another point in dis- .
pute here, because the tracks are on the govern
ment's Fort Wadsworth reservation.
From Fort Wadsworth the party went on to ;
Pull's Head and Llnoleumville. the residents of
which places want the trolley line to be brought to
their doors.

P. S. BOARD SERVED WITH WRITS.
New York Central and Erie Companies Op
posed Upstate Electric Roads.
Albany, Oct. 10.— Public Service Commission
in the 2d District announced to-night that it had
been served with writs of ctniorarl as to the cer
tificate of convenience and necessity granted by
the former state board* of railroad commissioner*
to the Buffalo. Genesee & Rochester Railway Com
pany, which purposes to build an electric line from
Buffalo to Rochester, and the Hornell. Bath &
Lake Keuka Railroad Company, which purposes to
build an electric road from Hornell through Bath
and Hammondsport to Branchport, Yates County.
The writ in the former case was served by they
New York Central & Hudson River Railroad Com
pany anil in the latter case by the Bath & Ham
mondsport Railroad Company, which is operated
by the Erie Railroad Company. The contention la
In both eases, that the territory that the new rail
roads Intend to serve is now amply provided with
transportation facilities by steam railroads.
P. S. BOARD WARNS DELINQUENTS.
Albany. Oct. 10.— The Public Service Commission
in the 2il District announced to-day that It had
called the attention of :i large number of railroad,
cas and electric companies to tr-elr failure to 111*
annual reports as requested on or before Septem
ber 30. Companies that have not filed their re
ports are liable to a penalty of $100 a day for each
day since September 30. The commission has
served notice on these companies that if Immediate
response is not received proceeding will be taken
under the statute.
RUSSELL SALE BEGINS.
First Day Brings $6JSI3 for
Actress's Collection.
The first day's sale of the Lillian Russell collec
tion at the Fifth Avenue Art Galleries yesterday
brought in $MU for *9 articles. The highest price.
of the afternoon was received for a carved and
gilded ■alts of Bellville tapestry of five pieces, a
copy of the old set in the Musee Cluny. which
brought 11.275, the purchaser being Mrs. Josephine
Moo— Th- bidding on the lot was started at
ROO.
Two Empire armchnlrs with old Spanish brocade
cushions and bronze mounts went for $1(50 apiece
to F. J. Parker, who also bought another of ma
hogany for CV.. Several original drawings, which
made up Miss Russell's collection, were sold, one
by •"Bern," the noted French caricaturist, for C
while one by Arthur Jules Goodman went for SI 50.
An original drawing by Charles Dana Gibson went
for $5 50. while two by Rosa Bonheur went at ISO.
Several other original drawings by Penrhyn Stan
lav.?. Malcolm Strauss. Arthur G. Noel and Hamil
ton Kin? went for corresponding prices.
The old Dutch marqueterie set which Miss Rus
sell collected herself some years ago, consisting of
fifteen pieces, sold to three d: Cerent buyers for
$535. J. Graham, acting for several unknown bid
ders, obtained five of the set, while Mrs. F. M.
Hart took six pieces.
A Limoges enamel cigarette box went for $16 SO
to T. J. Flint, who also bought a photograph of
Miss Russell for $2 50,. The sale of the cigarette
box. which was handsomely ornamented, attracted
more than ordinary attention, the bidding on the
box starting at $1 and jumping by half-dollars
until It reached the selling price,
A Buhl boudoir desk with bronze mounts brought
$91. and a mahogany Colonial sofa, done in the
style of the Empire, went for $70. Several rugs
were disposed of during the afternoon, the high
est price being paid for an antique Kurdistan rug,
which went for S3.
The stage was well represented at the sale.
Dealers obtained a few of the articles, but the
majority wen*, la individual buyers. The sale will
continue to-day and to-morrow, while the pictures
In MJsa Flusaell'a collection will be gold at the art
galleries this evening. A number of articles dis
posed of yesterday were part of a sale ordered by
John C Shaw, of Mo .<■- Broadway, acting as
attorney. This fact was announced before each
article as the Shaw lot came up.
On you know this? If you do net register
and enroll as a Republican this fall, you cannot
vote at the Presidential primaries ;n; n the spring.
Register to-morrow! The books will be open
from 7 a. m. to 10 p. m. You can find the ad
dress of your registration place in this pa par.
MBS. DE GRATTWS WILL PROBATED
Mrs. Crocker. Niece of Testatrix, Withdraw!
Objections.
Jamaica. Long Island. Oct. I©.— The contest over
tIM will ..f thr tats Mary X R De ilrauw was
he withdrawal oi the objection*
by Mrs. Alice I>. Crocker, of No. "JIT East
'SSI street. Manhattan, a daughter of the half
brother ol the testatrix and the will waa ad
mit -ed to probate.
WIDhUB A. Warnock. president of the Jamaica
Itaiina.l Bank. ?-n<l i rerhew of the testatrix, to
whom is It ft BsoM Ihaa two-thirds of the estate.
valued at f5.00d.0061, i-aid on the stand to-day
he had bad netMni «o §m with drawing up tho
win. Om of U.e objections that had been raised
was that Mrs. De Grauw was under hypnotic
Influence when the wifl was drawn.
OIL COMPANY QUITS BTTSIKESSw
Combination of Tax and Trust Methods Too
Much for the Southwestern.
Gaff Baton Oct. 10. — The Southwestern Oil
Company has suspended business and Its $860.
000 refinery near Houston Is offered for sale.
President Still says: "The 2 per cent per quar
ter and i per cent tax on sales is more than any
independent company can stand when the trust
cuts the price to peat."
WEILS DEATH BRINGS BAHXRUPTCT.
! Creditors File Petition, but Officers of Cor
poration Say It Will Pay.
An involuntary petition in bankruptcy was Sled
asalnst the Weil-Haskell Company, a New York
corporation, of No. 110 Fifth avenue, yesterday in
the United States District Court. The president
of the corporation. August Weil, waa found dead
on Wednesday, apparently from poison. The cor
oner is now investigating '■••< ca3e.
The petitioning creditors are F. Vletor * Achetls,
with a claim of $400: Wilmerdlng. Morris &
Mitchell, with a claim of $Kx>. and E. Millus St Co.,
with a claim of $!.<»>.
Th- charge is made that the company, knowing
Itself insolvent, made preferential payments, there
by committing an act of bankruptcy. Alfred Je
retzki. of the firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, waa
named as receiver, with a bond of 173.0C0. The pe
titioners allege the concern 1 * liabilities will amount
to $100,000, with assets of about the same amount.
The following statement was given out at th»
sdacea of the corporation:
The conduct of the business was entirely In the
hands of Mr Weil, an.l none of the other stock
holders were familiar with its affairs. By reason
of Mr Well's sudden death it was concluded that
it would be for the best Interest of all concerned
that a receiver be appointed. It Is believed that
the assets will be sufficient not only to pay the
creditor* In full, but to pay M cents on the dollar
to the stockholders.
SAYS CONDUCTOR PICKED HIS POCKET.
Passenger Has Accused Man Arrested and
Held for Trial. •
James Calanai. a streetcar conductor on the
Broadway line, was a prisoner in the night court
last evening, on a charge of picking the pocket of
a passenger, James J. Johnson, of No. 100 "West
73d street. Johnson missed his pocketbook. con
taining Wt after leaving the car. and said that Be.
one but the conductor had been near him stnee ha
had last felt the money in his pocket.
The conductor, who is twenty-one years old. wept
when arraigned and protested hi* innocence. Ha
was held In $1,000 bail by Magistrate Wahle for
trial in General Sessions.
Calanai was found by means of a transfer ha
gave Johnson, and was identified by the latter
when arrested. The prisoner was arrested once
before this wee*, having been accused of (fcghtmg
In the street with a negro who had been carried
past the corner at which he had asked to be let aft
the car.

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to-morrow! That is, if you have not already
done your duty. To delay longer may cost you
your. vote. You must register and enroll as i
Republican if you wish to vota in th« Presi
dential primaries in the spring.
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