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LOUISIANA BEARS SHY. PRESIDENT WILL MOVE. flew Hunting Camp Forty Miles Further South—Find a Wildcat. [Fy T- -.fgrn v i I* The Tribune. ] . La., Oct. U. — President Roosevelt am! bis fellow hunters on Tensas Bayou have • , rue conclusion that there are no bears In East Carroll Parish, and on Sunday .morning ill proceed forty miles south to the vi cinity of KeweOton and, look for Bruin there. Th. !"*\n of Stamhoul will then be wiped off • ,- far as the public Is concerned, and re unknown little village in Tensas Parish Kill take its place for a few days as the of interest and the temporary head 1 r» of the administration. ellton rejoices in the picturesque title of "He;l:own" because of the number of murders and other crimes committed there, but of late •t is said to have reformed. As the v.t's new camp will be» located at least a dozen miles from Newellton, no apprehension be felt for his safety even if the town v D the heyday of Its rascality. Whir, the President left camp this morning to Bear I.:ike for a catamount hunt he ? trewell to the locality, but not to Bayou His new camp will be located on the ■ it forty miles south of its present site To-night and to-morrow nlpht the Presi dent and his friends are to be quartered 111 a d clubhouse beside the lake. on Sun day morning the party with the camp equipment Dto Btemboal to take a special train fa Vewdlton, and if present plans are carried mil the departure from Stamboul will be made • 10 a. m. John M. Parker, who is the President s host, . 1 that bear were In the vicinity of tho present camp at first, but were frightened away preparations made Del 1 President arrived. Several miles of bridl were chopped through the canebrake and Bey- Kcnrskms were made into the brush with • r the purpose of ascertaining whether or not there were any traces of bear. The traces - »und, but since the President came on the nettber track nor trace has been dis covered. Mr. Parker came into Btamboul to-day to sake arrangements for the removal to Newell ton on Sunday, and while here telephoned to Mends in the neighborhood of the prospective ffimp. He was assured that there are bear In Plenty in Ten.-as parish. The President, it is Mid. is somewhat skeptical on that point, but sriys lie is having such n fine time thut he will be well repaid for the journey if he does not r ■ single shot at Bruin. Just before Mr. Parker left Bear Lake to-day I>r Holer's pack of catamount dog? struck the trail of a cat. and the President and the other hunters had started In pursuit While the President is hunting near Newell ton Assistant Secretary Latta will make his headquarters in the village. A messenger will po n the camp every day to take important official and rfrsonal mail, and Mr. Latta will make the journey every two o r three days! SENDS COURIER FOR BALL SCORES. President Roosevelt and Others in His Party • Pulling" for tLs Detroit Team. I By Tc-krraph to The Tribune. 1 r . 11.— Although buried in the ■ and denied all communication with the • world. President Roosevelt is Interested in the ordinary events of the day. according to travellers who have dine here from the m ■ . the camp, where the President and party are hunting- Having heard nothing fi ►rld's base ball sa tea Prestd< ni K< : C' r to Btamboul, according to the tray ;.. get the results -if the games played en ih- Chicago and J.»'-:roit t<au:s. The tin of pames had been received there, but reason • report was forwarded to the President's camp. The entire party, Including the President, it aid, were tor the Detroits, be they were regarded as the "under dog." GENERAL GRANT IN PRACTICE RIDE. Accompanies Other Army Officers in Obeying the President's Order. • Norfolk. Va., Oct. — Major General Frederick L». Grant, of the Department of the Bast, and eight Use officers from the United States Artillery at Fort Monroe, the 23d United States Infantry, the Kb Cavalry and the Engineer Corps left the Janu-stown exposition grounds to-day for Ocean View to participate In the 15-mile horseback phy sical endurance ride under the recent order of President Roosevelt. All received a physical exam ination prior to their departure and were exam ined again upon their return this afternoon. Of the 15-mile ride the horses walked five miles, trottfd five miles and galloped five miles. MINING DEAL SWINDLE REPORTED. Montana and Washington Investors Said to Have Lost More Than $350,000. Hcl.na. Mont.. Oct. 11. — "The Record" pub- SSBSS a «=tory to-day to the effect that numerous M-r: n«i and Washington investors have been swindled out of more than $3uO/'f'O in a mine deal. It has been discovered, it is ssserted. that certain placer mines in which they In vested near Lander, Vyo., had been "salt.-d" and that the property in question is worthless. I'NION PACIFIC FREIGHT CONGESTIO: Sixty-eight Trains on Sidings Between Omaha and North Platte, 300 Miles Apart. [By Telegraph to The Tribune.] Omaha, Oct. 11.— Never In the history of the road ha« the Union Pacific bf*n forced to deal with such freight contention as has now settled upon that line. Unless the situation can be relieved before the snows come the road will be tied up all winter. The congestion is due to the running of all trains «v«r a single track. Yesterday a passenger train passed elxty-elght freight trains on sidings between Omaha and North Platte. three hundred miles apart. The officials are making every effort to com plete the double track now under construction and to bremk the congestion before winter. NEARLY 2,500 MEN LAID OFF. -' \*. ;'.r (By Telegraph to The Tribune.) Baltimore, Oct. 11.— Nearly twenty-five hundred Men have b«a laid off daring the last few months by the South Baltimore Steel Car and Foundry Company, because railroad companies are curtail ing orders for new cars. A year ago the big works were running overtime with rush orders. More than thirty-Blx hundred men were employed. Now ban 'are scarcely one thousand at work there. The <Jai!y output was more than eighty new cars, but now It is If«s than thirty. Every day working men and their families are moving away, and store keepers an* complaining of their losses in trade. Hudson River Day Line Fall outings. Steamers HWidrick Hudson" and 'New York." Music— Ad.L SANTA FE ROAD GUILTY. Convicted on All Counts in Califor nia Rebating Case. Los Anpeles, Oct. 11.— After a brief delibera tion the Jury in the case of the Atchison, To peka & Santa Ko Railway Company, charged with rebating shipments, rendered :i verdict of guilty to-day on all counts enumerated In the Indictments. The maximum fine for the offences charged Is $1,100,000 and the minimum is $66,000 ARMY OFFICER ARRESTED. Lieutenant Allan Lefort Held in Connection with Forgeries. Charges of complicity in the forgery of three notes, aggregating in value (3.25G, wore brought yesterday upainst a man who says he is First Lieutenant Allan Liefort, stationed with the ar tillery company at Fort Blocum, but now on sick leave. He was arrested In the Grand Vnion Rot) 1 last night. He says he has been stuyinK at the Kinp Edward Apartments, No. 155 West 47th strut. Major Frederick Marsh, of the engineer corps, stationed In Washington, Is the complainant. The bankers chiefly concerned are Norton & Co., of Whirling, w. Va_, a linn which makes a spe cialty of lending money to army officers. The American Exchange National Hank, of this city, Is also concerned, having, it is said, paid a draft from Norton & Co. on one of the forged notes. The prisoner declared that all he had to do with the cast- was to po to the Grand Union last night for a letter for one Buck, a private, who had deserted. Several other army officers are named in the case, their signatures having been forged, it is charged, as applicants and indorsers to notes made, to Norton & Co. Among these are Lieu tenant Colonel H. F. Hedges, of tho engineer corps, now working on the Panama Canal; Colonel William L. Marshal and Major H Jer sey, both of the engineers, and Colonel C. A. P. L of Fort Myer, Virginia. An application for a loan, apparently from Captain O. I. White, of the 6th Cavalry, now in the Philippines, written from New York, aroused suspicions avl an Investigation followed. 11 IRE LESS TELEPHONING. Message Sent Twenty-two Miles from Battleship Virginia. •■ >KTHph to Th» Trit urn | Norfolk, Vs., <>ct. 11. — Dr. Lee l>e Forest an nounced to-night that he and his assistant talked to-day from the deck of the battleship Virginia, at the Norfolk Navy Yard, to the In coming steamer Hamilton, of the Old Dominion Line, when *ix miles outside f the capes, a distance of twenty-two miles, by air line. While the wireless telegraph operator heard distinctly what was said, he could not reply, having no telephone- equipment, but he Imme diately wired back the rneßsa>j». showing that it had been heard. TWO KILLED OX STEAMER. Bursting Steam Pipe Cause of Trouble in Lake Boat. Buffalo, Oct. 11.— The propeller City of Naples, of the Gllchrlst fleet, came Into port to-night with two of her crew dead and one of her of ficers badly scalded. The dead are: Louis Hornbusle, a fireman, of Milwaukee, and James Flanagan, a coal passer, of Buffalo. Louis Flt tinger, first engineer, of Buffalo, was badly scalded about the feet and legs. The City of Naples was off Long Point about 3 o'clock this morning. There was a stiff gaie blowing and the sea was running high. Fit tinger was in i barge of the engines, A five and one-half Inch steam ripe between the boilers I and engine burst, sending a cloud of scalding steam and water down Into the boiler room. Deprived of her power, the Naples swung Into the trough of the pea and began to roll heavily. The coal in the bunkers where Hornbusie and Flanagan had fled to escape the blinding steam suddenly shifted, burying the two men. The boiling water poured in upon them, scalding them to death. Fittlnger, who went below to rescue his two men, stepped Into a foot of boil ing water. He managed to return to the deck unaided. The City of Naples drifted helplessly until daybreak, when she was picked up by the propeller Pendennis White and towed Into port. NEW CANCER TREATMENT. Electro-Surgical Device at Paris Highly Praised. Pari-s, Oct. 11 —Dr. Keatinp H;<rt, of Mar seilles, pave a practical demonstration in this city to-day at the Broca Hospital for Women of the new electro-surgical treatment for cancor, which up to the present time has phown won derful results. The. system consists of applying In a special manner hi«h tension Intermittent sparks to tho cancerous growths. These are softened by the electricity and cutting out is made most easy. At the same time the electricity causes the wound to heal with magical rapidity, kllla all pain and prevents a recurrence of the growths This electrical process, which ha.s been called "fulguratlon." can be applied also to cancer in the head where operations are Impossible. Its appluation causes the growth to disappear grad ually and puts a stop to the pains which ac company cancer. Professor Samuel Pool and a number of other eminent French surgeons, as well as .several of the foreign delegates to the surgical congress now in session here, witnessed the demonstration of to-day and said that it was of the greatest value. SMALL FIRE CLEARS HOSPITAL. Patients Hurried Out of Post-Graduate When Smoke Fills Hall. A small fire. In one of the switchboard rooms of the Post-Graduate Hospital last night af forded an opportunity to test the ability of the authorities in removing patients from the build- Ing in times of danger. The flre did not spread beyond the cloeet. but dense volumes of smoke filled the lower hall of the institution. Before learning the cause of the smoke. Miss Annie M. Rykert. the supervising nurse, and Dr. ICdward Callaway, the house surgeon, sound* d the fire drill call. Orderlies and nurses placed the bed patients. Including fifty children, on emergency stretchers and hurried them down stairs, while the convalescent patients were taken to the lower floor in the elevator. THE EMPEROR SINKING. GRATE FEARS AT VIENNA. Fever Increases — Pneumonia Symp toms — Royal J"isit Postponed. Vi.-nna. Oct. 11.— This night is a critical one for Francis Joseph, the aged Emperor-King* " f Austria-Hungary. His majesty's physicians are visibly becoming anxious. The fever, which has lasted ton days, seems to have exhausted tne wonderfully trained system of the monarch, and the symptoms of inflammation of the lungs are growing. Five times in the course of to-day his majesty remained for half an hour In a state of almost complete apathy. Depression has taken hold of his majesty's household, and the monarch's condition Is watched with the greatest anxiety. ll is majes ty's personal attendants are two old valets who have served him for many years. The doctors say that everything depends on how he passes this night. The condition .if the Emperor changed for the worse to-night. The doctors in attendance examined the patient at a late hour for one hour and a half. It was then announced that the fever had Increased and that the patient was subject to alternating attacks of apathy and nervous excitement. There wa.s In circu lation hern to-night a rumor, which, however, lacks confirmation, that his majesty was suf fering from a disease of the lungs and arterio sclerosis, or thickening of the walls of the arter ies. The Emperor refrains from conversation al most entirely and receives no one. nut even Archduke Ferdinand, tho heir to the throne. To-day the archduke drove out to Schoenbrunn Palace, but he did not see the Emperor. His majesty to-day wan able to rend official reports, and showed great interest in the pro gramme of the festivities in honor of the com ing of the King and Queen of S;,.iin. The royal visit was scheduled fcr October 18, but a dispatch from Madrid to-night says that it ha.s been postponed indefinitely. TO BAR MILK FIRM. Montclair Hoard of Health Insists Upon Test of New York Cores. Montclair. Oct. 11.— The local Board of Health to-day issued circulars to residents announcing that after November 1"> next one at th« big com panies will be debarred from furnishing milk in this town, it states that six months were al lowed the company as extra time in which to obey the law, but that lr "has died certificates ly about one-third of :■ ; cows, and the ■r 16 per cent of the cows reported on are unsatisfactory to the board, although cows are certlfli I E free from dii Several represeni I I the bureau uf anim.il ■ ; .-• • Depai tment of Agri culture, agree with the board that the cows In m should be excluded. It also r . to the tuberculin I Representatives of the company say that the company Is In favor of the tuberculin test, but that most of the pr .ducors are ' "**"*• '"■ it and will not permit Ihelr cows to be tested. The circular states that part of the firm* milk supply comes from Oxford, N. Y. STUDENTS FACE ARREST. Governor Hughes' s Son Figures in Brown University Pranks. ■ TrlbaM \ Providence, Oct 11. Deeply Involved In a between the Cammarion dub, a senior society at Brown University, and the Phi Gam ma Delta Fraternity over the ducking under tho Hope College pump lasl night of M. Y. Bnyder, hman from Jersey, who is pledged to the frati rnity, eight student of * horn is rhar!-; E Hughes, son of Governor Hughes of New V^rk. face the possibility of arre I on charges "t assault Among those implicated are John C. A. Hennessy, of Brooklyn; William Edward Gannon, of New York <"lty; Carl It. Racquet, of Newark, and Harold A. Bwaffield, uf Newfoundland, N. J.. all members of Snyder, who Is studying for the ministry, was marked by the Cammarion Club for punishment c he had dared to oppose Its will In ing Brown caps t-> students at cut rates. The club named those mentioned a committee to Inflict discipline. Phi Gamma Delta men stood by Snyder and a general ti^iit ensued, but the coir mttteo carried out Its instructions s.->,, n after midnight. Snyder, backed by the fra ternity, threatens to swear out warrants for the committee's arrest for assault. Cammarion Club members say that 'Snyder's medicine was approved by the college dean, who, i" President Faunce's absence, Is i;> charge. A MILLION FEET OF EARTH MOVING. Floods Undermine French Hill — Mass Trav elling 120 Feet an Hour. Aubenas, Department of Ardeche, <>< t 11. - The heavy rains and Roods have undermined a 1,111 w ith a cubic measurement «t not less than 1,000,000 yard:-, and It is sliding away. The vai I body of earth Is moving at the rate «,f U'O feet an hour. Six hundred feet of roadway and two bridges already have been obliterated, and the shifting earth has dammed uv two streams, which are rapidly forming a vast lake. BURGLAR KILLS WEALTHY CLUBMAN. Body of Rich Evanstonian Found on Lawn in Front of Cousin's House. [By TtiSfTSpn tO Tlio Tribunal Chicago, Oct. 11.— Frank Howe Russell, a wealthy Kvanstun clubman, wa.s found shot to death early to-day on the lawn In front of No. ICI3 Hlnman ave nue. Kvanston. Relative* declare be was mur dered. "My cousin w:is undoubtedly shot down by a burglar," said John B. Stockton. "He came to the house late ;..t night and .rang the bell. W. E. Stock ton was undressing, but he started toward the door. A moment later there was a shot. As the door was opened Mr. Stockton saw the flash of a burglar's lantern or. the porcli of a house across the street. Mr. Stockton investigated, but found nothing, not even the body of Mr. Russell, and went back Into the house." *■ CHOIR BOY KILLED BY AUTOMOBILE. New Haven, Oct. 11— Hay Hoxie. a choir boy, was struck and killed here to-night by an auto mobile owned by State Senior P. A. Blakeslee and driven ny Ernest J. Frey. his chauffeur. Sen ,-it'ir Blakeslee's son, <;r;mt, with several school mates, was in the car, li is said that the boy ran In front of the m« chlne. Th" cbanleor Is held under bonds. • AFTER ALL, USHER'S THE SCOTCH that made tho highball famous.— Advt AJJREST BROKERS' MAN. HELD IN BIG BAIL. J. 11. Oliphant $ Co. Have Expert* at Work on Manager's Books. Arrested on the charge of having misappro priated $2,7:.0, George H. Brouwer. said t.» be manager of the brokerage firm of James H. Oliphant & Co., at No. 20 Rroad street, was held late yesterday afternoon in the large bail of $30,000 by Judge t "rain. In General Sessions. to plead to an indictment on Monday In the indictment, arrest and arraignment of the pris oner utmost secrecy was maintained. In placing the amount of bail at such a high figure, Judge «'rain said it was done at the re quest of the District Attorney's office. The specific charge Is grand larceny, and ordinarily it dors not call for such large bail. The firm has experts at work on its books, and they have not yet made their final report. I'ntil the ac countants have completed their work the firm will lif Unable to make a statement. A member of the firm acknowledged last night that Irregularities In their books had been dis covered by the experts, but he would not state how large they were. For the last six years Brouwer, who is mar ried and lives at No. :J3"> Washington avenue. Brooklyn, has been the manager of the tirm. The members of the firm are James H. Oliphant, Alfred L. Norrls, Floyd \\\ Mundy and J. Xorria < 'liphant. In 'li.- offices of the brokerage firm Jay F. Carlisle, a broker, «hnsi! home is at No. 373 Clinton avenue, Brooklyn, has de.sk room. He dean frequently with the firm Early in tho summer Mr. Carlisle went to Europe. Before going, according to the allegations, he placed several matters in tho hands of Brouwer. one being the s;We of some property la the Berk shires. Soon after Mr Carlisle sailed It is alleged thai Brouwer sold the property and received a check for |2,750. Instead of placing the money to Mr. Carlisle's account with the brokerage firm, it is alleged, he misappropriated it to his ou n use. The date of the check was August 30. Upon his return from Europe Mr. Carlisle discovered, it is charged, that the check had not been p^ced in the proper account and im ■• Ij consulted the manager of the broker age firm. Mr. Carlisle (hen bad a conference with the members of the brokerage tirm. Mr. Carlisle appeared before the grand jury lay morning and on his testimony an Indictment wan found against Brouwer. A bench was immediately issued by Judge Cram, and Assistant District Attorney Perkins handed it over to Detectives Flood and Fitsstmmons. iwer u.i* found at his home in Brooklyn and arrested. Before leavinj his home, he communicated with James AY. Osborne, former ■ iHt District Attorney, and two friends. Wh' i: he arrived at the Criminal Courts Build- Ing Mr. Osborne and two men were there waiting for him. Brouwer was arraigned at once before >T u • ii k • • Craia and bail placed at $90,000 Oi two men with Mr. Osborne .1 for the amount and ball bond." were quickly arranged. FORCING HARSIMiiN TO ANSWER. Attorneys for Government Confer on Ways and Means with Attorney General. Washington, Oct It Frank B. Kellogg and C. B. Morrison, special counsel for tho govern ment, bad a conference to-day with Attorney > • t •-. at which a verbal report wa.s made on the prosecution Of the Standard Oil in New York. The efforts to compel X H. Harriman to an ■ rtaln Questions to which he had i to the Interstate Comment Commission were tak> n up. No statement was out regarding the conference or the conclusions reached. BLACK HAND KEEPS BROKER AT HOME. August Ziegler Neglects Business to Protect His Family. August H. Zlefler, ■ well-to-do broker, of No. L'.s Water street, Manhattan, has been made the Victim of a Black Hand plot, and since last ■y has not dared to leave his home, at No. 4.". Third Place, Brooklyn, for fear that his chil dren would be kidnapped or that some other in jury would be done to his family. Last Monday he got ,i letter demanding thai he depoMt $r><>o in an envelops under ■ steppti g stone at Union street snd Prospect r.irk Plasa. <»v Thursday he frustrated an Italians attempt to kidnap his little girl, and tii.it evening he placed a letter with some valueless notes In the appointed place. When he revisited the yesterday morning they had disappeared. The police have been working on the case since Tuesday. FIRE NEAR POLICE HEADQUARTERS. Four Firemen Injured in Stubborn Blaze in Grand Street. The greater part of the six story building at Nos. 17.; and ITS Grand street, Manhattan, was swept by lire late last night. Tlm building is almost di rectly opposite the new Police Headquarters build- Ing. The tire spread to Nob. 174 and IS2 Grand street. A half hour before the lire was discovered two hundred employes of the Llpahitz Printing Com pany, which occupied the first floor, left the build ing. Three alarms were sent out by Chief Crokcr, iiinl when the tire was finally under control the damage was estimated at 1400.000. When the police arrived at the burning building all the Italians living in the neighboring bouses were driven to the street. in the rear. Acting Battalion Chief Jennings and his men. of engine companies 17 and 9, had a hard tight. Two holes were cut through the wall, and the back draft caught four firemen— John J. Ward. Timothy O'Leary, William Murphy and E. P. Kar tell all members of Engine Company 1!». The men were thrown down, and all received slight con tusions. They were dragged back by other firemen, and after being In the air for a short time the four men were able to return to their work. SUNFISH TO KILL TYPHOID GERMS. Pittsburg Imports Seventy Thousand to Pre vent Another Epidemic. [By Telegraph to Th«> Tribune] Plttsburgr. Oct. 11.— In order to prevent a typhoid fever epidemic from visttiiiß Fittsburg next summer, as was the case during: the last two summers, the city has Imported seventy thousand sunnsh, which Dr. Edwards, of the Bureau of Health, expects to do the work. The fish are being plared in the streams in the park, while a large number will be placed In the reservoirs. Another batch, expected soon, will he P*it in tno Allegheny River, near the pumping station at Brilliant. Dr. Kdwards declares that If there Is any thing a sunnsh likes It is the typhoid fever germ. It Is also asserted that the fish are "sure death" to malaria germs. NEW ROCKEFELLER GIFT. Umveruty of Chicago Receives Shoo /too More from Him. Chicago, Oct. 11.— John D. Rockefeller gave the University of Chicago $000,000 to-day to erect the memorial library that the university will dedicate to William Rainey Harper, first presi dent of the institution. This gift makes Mr Rockefeller" .» total gifts to the university now aggregate SU'S.OM.OOO. Glrard rollege is said to be the second wealthi . st school In the I'nited States, with 931.496^072; Iceland Stanford Junior T'niverslty, third, with .S'JO.OOO.itoO; Harvard fourth, with H8.fl8&<B3; Columbia fifth, with $ir..R4f?,470. Work on the Harper Library will begin next spring. BACON SAVES STUDENT. Assistant Secretary of State in Fear less Rescue at Cambridge. Boston. Oct. 11. — Robert Bacon, Assistant Sec retary of Slate, figured in a heroic rescue on the Charles River late to-day, when he Jumped over board from the Harvard launch Veritas and swam to the rescue of two boys who had cap sized In a canoe, and succeeded In saving the lif" of one. The second boy was rescued by J. S. Reed, a student of H;irvard. who followed Mr. Bacon into the water. Mr. Bacon was returning from up the river, where he had been observing the practice of the 'varsity crew. In which were his two sonn, Eliot and Gasper. The Assistant Secretary of ,State. who was a member of tho class of "SO at Har vard and a famous crew man in his day. has taken a keen interest in the practice of the ervwa for several rears, his son Robert having been captain of last year's 'varsity crew. The Veritas, in which were Mr. Bacon, his family and a number of friends, had reached the Cottage Farm Bridge when the party on board saw a canoe capsize some distance away, over turned by the wash of a passing tug. One of the occupants. J. Nutting, a Harvard student, held on to the boat. His companion, however. was swept away and had twice disappeared from sierht irto the water, when Mr. Bacon's atten tion was called to the accident. Without a mo ment's hesitation, and without waiting even tr» slip off his coat, Mr. Bacon dived into the water a .'1 struck out for the drowning boy. Almost at the same Instant Mr. Reed plunged overboard, and Mr. Bacon yelled for him U> tak- tho boy on the canoe while he rescued the other one. After swimming for nearly seventy-five yards Mr. Bacon reached the boy, who had be come unconscious and was shaking for the last tim°. Grasping him firmly, the Assistant Secre tary of State turned back toward the launch, which wan nwnrtng slowly toward him. and the nirn in the launch drew both back on board. Then th<» branch headed for the ca— « and Mr. Reed and the other lad were picked up. FIERCE RIOTS IN MILAN. Troops Fire on Mob — A General Strike Declared. Milan, Oct. 11.— A general strike was declared here to-day as the result of a fight between the striking gas workers and a body of strike breakers, in which the carbineers were forced to interfere and tire on the mob. No newspapers will be published in Milan to-morrow. The situation to-night is serious. All the fac tories are guarded by troops. The streetcar lines have stopped running and all stores are closed. There have been man] minor encounters and the strikers have cut the wires conveying electricity for the city lights. The government has ordered a large detachment of troops into Milan. The railroad men went out late to-night and nil trains running to Switzerland an.i Venice are tied up. CZARS PINNACE ON ROCK. Another Mishap Reported to Rus sian Emperor's Boat. London. Oct. 12. — '"There are persistent re ports her*-." says the St. Petersburg correspond ent of "The Daily Mail." "that a pinnace land ing the Emperor Of Russia, from tho imperial yacht yesterday struck a rock and sprung a serious leak. His majesty was transferred to another pinnace. This mishap, following the stranding of the imperial yacht Standart. has caused much comment." /. C. LEA KILLS HIMSELF. Retired Broker Takes Laudanum. Possibly by Accident. Isaac Cryder Leu, a lifelong resident of Staten Island, died at his home. No. Ml Bement ave nue. West Now Brighton. Richmond, Wednes day evening from laudanum BOSMOlaa} Accord iuK to Geoqca Herd, i or oar's physician. Mr. Lea poisoned himself, but whether aci identally OT with suicidal intent has not been definitely ascertained. Until last night no report of the case had been made to the police, and the borough coro ner flatly denied that he had learned of it. al though the partly emptied bottle was in his office and his physician had already acted in the case officially to ascertain the cause of death. l>r. Mord. when seen, .said ht- had been sent to the house by Coroner Cahtn. He found that Mr. Lea had been out of the house on Wednes day afternoon sad, returning late, had gone to his room. Nothing more was hoard of him until a servant, who went to call him for dinner, found the door locked and heard him groaning. She summoned Mrs. Lea and others nnd the door was forced in. Mr. Lea was un conscious on the bed. A vial which contained some laudanum was found in the room. A doctor was called, but it was too late. Mr. Lta was a retired broker, about fifty three years of age. Of late he had been far from prosperous. He leaves a witV and one child. He was a son of the late Dr. Isaac Cry der Lea, who In his day was one of the most prominent physicians on Staten Island. Auout eighteen years ago Dr. Lea shot a-id killed himself at the old Lea homestead in the Rich mond road, near Prospect street. TtmjpkinsvllU-. VALUED OIL PAINTING STOLEN. [ By Telegr»rh to The Tribune. 1 Hartford. Conn.. Oct. 11.— An oil painting, said to be an original Clmabue. was stolen from the home of Mrs. Elina Wright In this city to day. She alleges that it was taken by a man who had been visiting at the house for a week as the guest of her son. GREAT BEAR SPRING WATER. "It* purity haa made it famous."— Aiivt. PURE TIIKKK (FATS. EAMIXGS FALL OFF. RESULT OF TWO-CENT LA W Vice-President Daly of Central Say* Ohio Report Is Misleading. O. F. Paly, vice-president of the New York Central lines, and the official in charge of all passenger traffic on this vast system, takes de elded Issue with the statement of the Ohio State* Railroad Commission that the earnings of the Lake Shore road have Increased In Ohio under the operation of the two-cent fare law. •To say the least." said Mr. Daly yesterday to a reporter for The Tribune, 'the figures given out by the rHSSIBISII*n»W decidedly misleading. Instead of an increase In gross earnings of the Lake Shore's passenger traffic under Ohio's two tent law there has been a pronounced decrease In the period considered in the report as com pared with the previous fiscal year, -when the increased traffic is taken into consideration."* Mr. Daly proceeded to make «in analytical comparison of the road's earnings, and then discussed railroad conditions as a -whole, from the point of view of a man of long experience, with passenger traffic. He insisted that the best interests of the public demanded that the reg ulation of passenger rates be left to the rail roads, declaring that the law of competition would bring the lowest possible rates for all lines. He also pointed out that one certain re sult of compulsory two-cent fares would be th» abandonment by the railroads of the cheap ex cursions which in the past have been a big boon to the people at large. "In the report of the Ohio commission, " Mr. Daly was told, "the gross earnings of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern read in Ohio for the year ended June 30. 1907. are given as $2,774. 4?..':, as compared with J2.471.395 for the previ ous year and an average of $2,376,070 for five years. If the two-cent fare law is a detriment to the earning capacity of a railroad, how do you explain this seeming Increase?" "The commissions statement is positively misleading and decidedly unreliable." Mr. Daly replied. "The method pursued by the commis sion In arriving at the figures presented In Its report is illogical and unfair. As a matter of fact, the Lake Shore has suffered a pronounced falling off in Its passenger earnings in Ohio since the two-cent fare law went into effect on March 10. 1906. "In the first place the commission has failed to make the important and imperative distinc tion between interstate and lntraatate trafflc. By that T mean, for the benefit of the uninitiated, the distinction between local and through traffic. This is one case where figures lie, and it is an unfair, even if unintentional, deception of the public. DECREASE IN ROAD'S ■sMll'll' I * "As a matter of fact, the local earnings of the Lake Shore in Ohio for the year ended June 3»>, IfMT, instea.l of Increasing over the previous year, actually decreased about It per cent. The passenger traffic in the yar ended last June was the heaviest on record ail over the country, and Ohio, taking interstate and intrastate traffic Into account, was no exception. "According to figures in my possession. tht> average increase numerically in this traffic for the year considered was between 14 and 16 per cent. Were the 2-cent fare law a stimulus to passenger traffic the gross earnings of th-* Lake Shore in Ohio for intraatate traffic should at least have kept pace with this increase. On the contrary. I can prove to any expert that th* Increase was only about 4 per cent. This shows a reduction in gross earnings for the year of 11 p*»r cent when compared with the ln l traffic. And bear in mind that I am t»ftllUi earnings. When the operating HJIBSSS are deducted the deficit in net earnings sily to be seen. 1 am frank to say that the reduction of fares in Ohio has not increased travel one trifle. Th* I know, is that the Increase In traffic • period referred to In states where no such reduction iii fares took place was far greater in volume than it was In the State of Ohio. •'It should be remembered that about 75 per cent of the Lake Shore's passenger traffic in Oh-o is intrastate. The percentage has been gr*\:;'.y increased since the operation of the S-ceai fare law. A large number of through pas ssag*rs, instead of buying through tickets, are ■:ying tickets to the state line, and then buying again at Crestline or Lima to Toungs t.wn. This throws the receipts of what is really interstate traffic into intrastate traffic. When tho operating expenses are considered, it does not require much thought to show the actual decrease in earnings in Ohio under 2-cent fare. •As a mutter of fact, the intrastate passenger rates for th« last ten years have not averaged more than two and one-quarter cents a mile. I figure that the two-cent far*, instead of stim ulating traffic in Ohio, has merely made a re duction of 3.'? per cent in intrastate revenue. Bear in mind In considering these figures that the Increase in intrastate traffic last year was about 15 per cent. OBJECTS TO METHOD OF FIGURING "Let me show you the injustice- of the coin misslon's method in arriving at its figures. In the first place. It takes the total gross earnings of the entire line. Then it figures the percent age lying in Ohio of the total mileage of th» line. Finally. It multiplies the total gross earnings by this mileage percentage and claims for Ohio the gross earnings thus resulting. Thi-t is marifestly unjust, as Ohio thus gets < riuit for a decidedly large amount of earn ings not hers. In the case of the Lake Shore the mileage percentage in Ohio is 39.& Would any business man of experience strike off a balance sluet In this manner? ••What will be the result? In the first place. the reduction of rates is likely necessarily to lompel n«any railroads to abandon the running of popular excursions at cheap rates, which wer* Mkon advantage of by the greater masses of the Binilr The reason is a plainly logical one. It Is absolutely impossible for the rail rosafe to maintain the minimum of these rat-s white the maximum rates are being forced Atari by state legislation. My idea is that 9O per cent of the travelling public has been benefited by th-»s«» minimum rates, while only It* per cent gain nnefit through the m iximam rates. • I want to say right here that America to day ha* the lowest passenger rate of any coun try wli>r» railroads exist, and at the same time its rauroads give the best service. Railroad rates are established not by legislative law, bui simply py the laws of trade. In my judg ment, there is no law so strong that could bo paswd by any legislative body that would pive the people of this country as low rates aa w>uM accrue to them through the laws of naiura! t omp»-tition. "Because of the 2-cent fare law." Mr. Daly was told, "the Baltimore & Ohio has taken of four trains in»Ohlo, running between Lorain and Akron and Akron and Younjsstown. Has the Lake Shore taken any such action, or doc* it contemplate doing so?" "I know nothing of any trains being taken off by any road in Ohio." Mr. Daly replied, "but I have no doubt that because of this reduction tab