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PEACE PACT IN SOUTH
THIFLE TREATY REACHED
Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua
in Mutual Agreement.
"(V3rli?r.ston. Nov. 11.— An undprstanding has
Ipnv reached between the Presidents of the
Bepobllcs of Salvador. Honduras and Nicara
gua, as a result of which all questions at issue
|i3ve been adjusted and cordial relations have
P^ea established between tho?« countries.
TiiP important announcement that, a settle
ment had been reached between the three Cen
tral American republics wa? given out at the
BCSt* Department to-nicht In telpyraphic cor
respondence between President Figueroa of Pal
>ad i ' i r and Pretident Roosevelt.
president Figueroa's dispatch gdvialng Presi
<;ert ■ oosevett of the outcome of the nogotia
tl *Tic between the three republics v.a? dated at
Fan Salvador, November 8. it stated that the
agreement had been brought about at a confer
ence held at th-? port of Amapala. Honduras; on
Kovember 8. between the Presidents of the
three republics.
In ■ knowledging the re--ci|ii of President
Figueraa'a telegram. President Roosevelt ex-
Bteesed gratification at the outcome and his
|i(.pe= that this circumstance may be the prel
ude to a ■rd:al acreement between the five
Or.tral American republics at the conference
Bbo<jT8 bo<jT to be held in this city, "1 v which future
lersiandings may be averted and the wel
lare end the peace of the several republics r>«
permanently assured."
President Figueroa's cMspatch is as follows:
San Salvador. Nov. 8 — Fefior President Roose
velt. TVashinpton: I have the satisfaction of
informing your excellency that, havlnp held
8 rerenoe on the 6th Instant, at th.- port of
Anapala, with the most excellent Presidents of
Honduras and Nicaragua, we came to the most
cordial understanding, in consequence whereof
b'A pending questions are settled, .iiid the meet
frank and true friendship is restored. In ad
vising your excellency of an event so worthy
of applause, I renew to you tho expression of
n;y high regard. F. FIGI'EROA.
President Roosevelt's reply follows:
Washington. Nov. 11. — Sefior President Figu
eroa, San Salvador, Salvador: I have received
with much pratification your excellency's tele
pram of the Bth, informing me of the happy out
come of the conference held by you with the
Pre«;ii£nts of Honduras and Nicaragua In ad
justing all p?nding questions between your re
spective countries In a frank and friendly way.
I trust this fortunate accord may be the prel
tii- 5 - to a cordial agreement between the five
Central American republics in the conference
ebout to be held in Washington, by which fut
ure misunderstandings may be averted and the,
welfare and peace of the several republics be
rmanently assured.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
With the exception of Dr. Jose Madriz. of
Nicaragua, who is detained In Now York by
e irkness, all the thirteen delegates to the Central
American peace conference, which will hold its
rst meeting at the Bureau of American Repub
lics in this city to-morrow afternoon, have ar
rived. To-morrow's session will be devoted to
the preparation of a tentative programme for
tbe conference, which will b*» formally opened
on Thursday or Friday Secretary Root will de
liver the address of welcome.
VIEWS OF MR. BRYAN.
Condernns National Incorporation
of Railroads.
MBerankee, Nov. IL— WUUan Jenplngs Bryan
■was tbe grjest of honor at a dinner of the J< f
ferson Club here to-»::ght, ar.d made the prin
cipaJ speech.
Mr. Biyan ooademc«d the national Incorpora
tion of railroads as proposed by i're-sident
Roosevelt, Baying that such a plan was in the
interests of the railroads, wnich desired, not
greater federal regulation, but escape from state
legulation.
He favored th<» enforcement of the criminal
laws agalnet the trusts, and the enactment of
new laws, one of which is known as the li
tense system, to be applied to corporations when
they control as much as 'Jo per cent of the
total output in their respective lines. Ac
cording to this ayetesn, no on>; corporation
vould be permitted to control more than 50 per
cent of the total product.
iie favored immediate revision of the tariff,
t.tginning with arti> which come into com
petition with trust made articles. Such a tariff,
he thought, ougnt to be entirely removed.
On the railroad question, he expressed himself
la favor of more stringent regulation, that regu
ianon to take the form of legislation ascertain
ing the present value of the railroad*, prevent
ing the wai-ring of stock and reducing rates.
He argued that a reasonable rat.- would be one
that would enable the railroads lo maintain
their Stock at par when the road wa? honestly
capitalized.
He said the present money stringency began
vith ■peculation in New York, but tbsX I" bad
♦-•/."-nded owing to the timidity of depositors. H
thought that this timidity was not Justified,
and that thf banks of tho West are sound. He
favored legislation which, by increasing the
security of depositors, would remove even an
unreasonable fear.
HINT FROM ILLINOISANS TO BRYAN.
Bu Ideas Would Cause "Hamilton's Shade
to Dance on Jefferson's Grave."
[ By T>l»FTH.ph to Th« Tribun* 1
PM^y. Nov. 11 The faction of the Illinois
Democratic part?' represented by Boger C. Sulli
•.an. member of th« national committee, and R*p-
r <-«f-ntarive. Hopkins hat* ask^-d Willinm J Bryan
te 'lay a^idr; his ha)o lone '-noueh to permit the
party to . \e< t h Democratic President," it Is held
this would be possible If Mr Bryan will forget
himself long tmnmtl to permit the. Democrats to
unite an«l abandon their partisan battles.
Th« rrst ree^isite, it is stated. Is party harmony.
Fr.r this reason Mr. Bryan ir> asked to forget eov
'rnnr-n! ownership of railways and g<'t back to
l*ja Simple doctrine of ••eoual rights for all and
*P^cl£.l ptfvffcSJPSS for non»>."
Mr. Brvan h*s been informed that his own ideas,
if carn'-d eat, "would be Miffici.nt to cause th«
fhad* of AWjcander Hamilton to arise nnd d.ince
SB th* grave of Thomas Jefferson."
INDIGNANT AT MRS. FREEMAN.
Town of Randolph Amazed at Ingratitude of
Metuchen Novelist.
fHy T>l#rr«r'' 10 Ttio Tribun* |
Randolph. Ma mi., Nov. Residents of this town
* r « Indignant over the flight administered to th<*
ff ' J «n an4 her o!d ttats friends and neighbors by
**ra. Mary k. wiUins FVcesBSA, the Metuchen
Of. J.) novelist.
"Many of the exceptional cases sh« has pier. <1
•re wholly false to the type." r.aym Dr. F. C. Farn
h*m "Th^y do not truthfully tell of th«- real
N * w England life, nor of the g'ti^ral CUStonM I
pauVl t*H you some startling stories if I dared to.
■toffes of a nature thai would throw a Ugh< <.r.
•'•« reiiboQ or ncr trying to shatter some of •!"■
«000 ideas t) . country holds of the tru<- VnnU'f."
*r"7£R ALL. U&HER'S THE SCOTCH
•at otaoc Ute hishbuU 'ajnoua--Au.L
to ..£*£ N i:\V-YOUK, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12. 1907.-FOURTEEX PAGES.-t,??^ I&SU
INVASION OF BRAZIL.
Peruvian Troops Capture Fort and
Occupy a Toicn.
Rio de Janeiro, Nov. 11.-Newa has cached
here that a detachment of Peruvian troops re
cently attacked the Brazilian fort located at
Leticia. on the Peruvian frontier. The garrison
ira« put to flight, (he Peruvians advancing and
occupying the Brazilian town of Tabatinga. The
reason for this aggression cannot be explained
here, but it doubtless is to be found in frontier
dispute?.
Tabatinga js the terminal port of fntry on the
loft bank of the Amazon.
MERGER IN BALTIMORE.
Gas. Electric Light and Power and
Telephone Monopoly Proposed.
Baltimore Nov 11 —A meeting: of tb.r stock
holders „f the Consolidated Gas. Electric Light
and Power Company r>f this city will be held
on November 2<\ when a proposition looking to
the absorption nf the Baltimore Electric Com
pany, the ri\al concern, will be. voted upon. an-i.
it Is expected, adopted The deal baa b^en un
der discusr-ion for some time, but until o.uite
recently has not had the favorable consideration
of the Baltimore Electric Company, it Is said.
As an outcome of the proposed absorption it
ifl expected that the Maryland Telephone Com
pany, ■uhich is controlled by the Baltimore
Electric Company will be t.^ken over by its old
rival, the Chesapeake * Potomac Telephone
Company. The death last August nf President
David K Evans of the Baltimore Electric Com
pany Is understood to have much to do with
that compaojr'a present favorable confiWerfitlon
of the proposed absorption.
LOAN MADE TO CUBANS
Governor Offers $6,000,000 to Banks
to Meet Crop Demands.
Havana. Nov. 11. — The condition of the money
market making it impracticable for the Cuban
banks t.> obtain sufficient funds to meet the re
quirements of the agricultural and other indus
tries of the Island. Governor Magoon to das
issued n decree offering JS/tOO.OOO in cash from
the Treasury to the banks at 6 p^r cent lnt< rest
These loaiiri will stand until July lf>. 1909 Ap
plication for this money will be received up t>>
November SO, but with the dlptinct proviso that
the money be applied only to assisting and pro
moting Cuban industries. As security the banks
are required to deposit In the Treasury bonds of
the Republic of Cuba, of the City of Havana,
of the Gas and Electric Company of Havana, of
the Electric Railways of Havana rtl of the
United Railways, at 10 per cent under the mar
ket valuation.
Bankers differ in opinion re^ar-lins: the prob
able puccesg of this loan, many of them objecting
to It on account of the high rate of ir.ter* >^ and
the short term.
A PANIC IN ITALY.
Exchange at Rome Forced to Close
— Appeal for Government Aid.
Rome. Nov. 11.— The financial difficulties In
the United States are. making their Influen
on the Italian market, and to-day the. Stock Ex
change here, unable to resist the downward
tendency, decided to dose. Before ilninp pn,
however, a resolution was passed urprfng th*
government to help the credit of the country by
assisting In the formation of a syndicate of
banks, to be under government control, and by
placing at the disposal of this syndicate the
Fumnf $14,000,000.
MR. CLEVELAND BEGINS HUNTING.
One of First to Take Advantage of the Open
ing of the Season.
i By T>l*gTaph 10 The Tribune )
Princeton. N. J, Nov. 11. — Grover Cleveland
w: : s one of the first men !n this region to take
advantage of the. opening of the hunting r-ca
pnn to-day. Accompanied by his son Richard
and C. H Priest, of Princeton, he start, d out
early this morning for Rocky Hill, four miles
distant, where William and George IfcFarland
have a three, hundred aero game preserve,
known a:. Woodside.
The owners of the estate accompanied Mr.
Cleveland and the party bagged a large number
of rabbits, quail and woodcock. The party took
luncheon at the McF.irland home and went out
again In the- afternoon. Mr. Cleveland returned
to Princeton at dusk. He stood th* trip well
and is planning another later !n the week to
Rosedale.
WESLEYAN STUDENTS STEIKE.
Demand Reinstatement of Suspended Com
rades — Faculty Obdurate.
Lincoln, Neb.. Nov. 11.— The junior and st-nlor
classes of Wesleyan University at University
Place, a suburb of Lincoln, Btru^k to-day be
cause of the suspension of several students for
playing a prank.
The HURpenston took place Friday. Vepterday
a committee of three called on the faculty an<i
served notice that unless the suspended ntudenta
Mere reinstated the Junior and eenior classes
would refuse to attend clauses and would not
pay board at their dormitories.
The faculty refused to rescind its action In
suspending the students.
IMPROVISED STILL SAVES LIVES.
Stewart of Damaged Barkentine Prevents
Threatened Mutiny of Crew.
Bofton Nov 11 Two tin cans, a r<i*ce of rub
ber hose and a pair of rubbf-r boots possibly saved
the crew of tho barkentine F. B. I^ovltt from
death by thirst after the vessel was shattered by
•> heavy fata While bound lo Rl • lß firo - TnP
crew reached here to-day with a story of their
awful experienie. '
W]..,, the barkentine Bprunk MeaK her irr.,,
pratw tanks w«w cracked and the contenta
hHkt .,i out Th.- crew threatened mutiny, but ; the
■tt-ward conceived the idea of inakinß a. still to
transform see water into a palatable fluW and re
lieve the Intense Buffering from thirst.
The .till was run day and night and ■ bucket
ful a dav was Its output. It was enou h to en
ible the barkentine to reach Hahia. where a gen.
erous supply «f ftwb waUr was taken aboard. Po
b-idly was the ve B sel atrnlned that .he was con
demned and sold at Rio de Janeiro.
SWIFT PLANT BURNS: LOSS, $250,000.
HarrUburg. P*nn.. Nov. 11.-Tha large plant of
BwiftA Oo the Chicago packers, was completely
destroyed by Bre to-night, entailing ■ loss of $».•
DOS partly covered by insurance.
'■■'•i.-'nY. started in the smokehousn and in less
than half an Hour had swept throi.n the ent.ra
butldlnV The walls of the plaat fell, slightly to
iuiin« a few Bremen.
CLEARING AWAY THE DEBRIS AFTER THE COLLISION ON THE SIXTH AVE
NTE ELEVATED LINE AT S4TH STREET YESTERDAY.
TEN HURT IS "L w WRECK
CRASH AT S4TII STREET.
Accident Causes Great Excitement
in Shopping District.
Ton persons were luirt ir> a rear-end collision on
the Sixth av«nufl elevated road at 34th street
shortly aft^r 11 o'clock yesterday nv.rnln*:. The
two trains were moving slowly at thr> time of tho
accident, Otherwise, It la believed, there would have
been a lons list " fatalities. Harry Verhoess, the
motorman of the r.;ir train, n::'l Michael McCabe,
th" rear guard on the forward train, were arrested
on a technical charge of assault by the | lice of
t'..- Tenderloin station and arraigned before Magis
trate Barlow, In Jefferson Market mart, who hf,.\
them in %-. >»• ball ea<-h tor examination this morn-
Ing.
Those Injured In the accident are:
roxNKi.i.y. John, No. 143* nuthth avenue; dlstoeaUd
■houlder, cut head; Booeeveli Hospital
DANKI.[,A'I". Madama C. No. 128 W«e« 47th Ktreet;
cnnt>i*ton of arms .it. : I»k*. went home.
DAYVILLE. Albert. No. 820 KoaetttSkO Street, nrrvnk
lyn. contuali <->f bn<-k. wni bom*.
DEOZOROT. Oeora**, No 170 Madison «trr«t; eoa
tu»lon« of i^ks; went h'Ti'..-.
FIT'Mt. Clark, No 152 Weal 72«t street; cats m bead.
fac« t.:. i B< k; llo«w>velt HospitaL
GIBI.ATHA. Max, N<- 581 Wf»t 2Sth ttraet; eeatnstoai
nf baad; RooseireU HoapltaJ
KENNI*I>AY, Mleh»*l. Me 76t Columbus nv«nu«; <-nn
tustoas; woat ii«i"»».
MARTI Mnb«l. New Brun«» N J : »hork . N«w
Terk' Hospital
MArris John, No. 81 Barrow street; b«-nrt ai far*
eat: Bellevwi Hospital.
VAKDEWATSR, Mr* Mary, New Brunswick, N •'
dislocated shoulder and fractured arm; New Torn
Hospital
Tl f, ■ ■■ ■ . ard train was bound for Harlem, and
had pulled "ut of the SSd street station Just before
the accident. While the cars were well ailed they
were not crowded. Had there been a number of
persona standing the result would have t n more
disastrous, it ui •„ lieved. A short distance In front
of the train was a work tram of one car. which
wal to t;iko the iwitch »t that point and cross over
on to the downtown track. The Harlem train came
t.-> a sudden *t->r> rtßht In front of -i trnln of three
cars bound for 68th street. It had Just left Ihe SSd
street station, and vu getting up speed. As soon
us the motorman realised that the Harlem train
had come to a standstill he applied his brakes, but
It was too late.
The two trains ram* together with ■ crai that
was heard for many blocks. The motor car of the
rrar train waa rown across the tracks, com
pletely wrecking the forwar part .if the rar. while
the rear of the last cur of '■<■ Harlem train was
completely demolished. Men and women on the
train cried out In fear.
Lieutenant Bulllvan. of the traffic squad,
out the rea< i while Lk utenant
Conlon, ■ turned in a fir.' ahum t<> the
i.i. house In W< • In a short time the
remp;,' ■!■ ;i! ' 11 l '-" !'r.-ni.n With their
l<-pp*r ladders began to tnk>- down the Injured and
panicstrfeken women from the elevated stru ture.
(>!i<- ambulance fr"m New York Hospital and thr<-»
frr.m Roosevelt responded to the call, ai
of attending to tiie Injured was Immediately begun.
Th" crowds In the streel blocked all traffic. and
It required the efforts of the police to prevent the
spm tators from gi->ln^ up on to the structure and
assisting the Injured
Verhoeas surrendered himself to the police, Im
medlately nftf-r tti« accident, as did ifcCabe, who
said that he was Just K'.-ttliiK a red fl.iß to hang
out on the rear of his ir.iln when the crpsh cam*-.
It waa feared for some time that F'>me of the
panicstricken r.a>sen?ors would be killed by com
ing In contact with tlm third rail, but the power
was turned off within three minutes after the
accident.
FIGHT FOR COIN MOTTO.
Presbyterian Ministers Seek Restora
tion of "In God We Trust."
A resolution of protest against dropping the
words "In God we trust" from tho new gold
ragle waa Introduced by the Rev. William .1.
Peck, pastor of the Union Presbyterian church
of Corona, Long Island, and excited no little dis
cusslnn among tli" Presbyterian mlnlßtera as
sembled in the. Presbyterian Building, at No, 156
Fifth avenue, yesterday.
Mr. Perk said that it looked as though the
nation was beginning: to put Its trust in banks
and trust companies Instead of in God, and sug
geated that the recenl financial panic might be
traced to forgetfulness of God. The Rev. Dr.
Mcßeady, of Chester, and others aooke in favor
of the resolution.
The question <<f the constitutionality of the
Chttreb taking such action, which, it wan said,
might be construed as mixing In politics, aroused
considerable discussion, and it was finally d.>-
Cfded to lay the resolution on the table till the
qi >.t meeting.
COMER BILLS UNOPPOSED
Alabama Special Session Reports All Rail
road Measures Favorably.
Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 11.— scheme of
railroad bills presented at the suggestion of
Governor Comer were all reported favorably in
the two bouses of the Legislature to-day. They
are in series, each boom having the same, so
that they may be rushed through. They reclas
sify the railroads, abandon the principle of com
i dity classin«-ati<in and ar- .s«» arranged as to
mnk.> it practically impossible for the railroada
to have them enjoined. They provide for a S per
*ent Increase over the old oommodity rate bill.
CONVENTION PUT OFF.
DECISION BY PRESIDENT.
Plans for Conserving Natural Re
sources To Be Taken l T p in Maj/.
f I"r im The Tribune Bur»ju.l
Washington, Nov. 11.— The convention to de-
Vise means for the conservation <>f natural re
sources has been postponed until the middle of
Muy, Instead of early in January. as had been
tentatively determined. Tl i .-< decision wad
rr;i7hed by tii" President and his advisers y««
terday.
An effort will be made to obtain as delegates
to the convention the Governor <>f each of th<'
Mates and the territories, nnd each Governor
will be Invited to appoint three additional dele-
Sjatf s.
Pomrt disappointment may be fell at the post
ponement, a> th President Indicated In his re
ceni speech at Mem pi that h>~- irded Janu
ary i> the proper time, but Mr. Roosevelt's at
tention lias been called •■• the f.i< t that the
National Rivera and Harbors Congn -s will meet
here in that ■ ontn and th-tr several water
ways conventions will i><> held about the same
time.
If Is the aim of the administration to *»nli' : t
in support of the conservation movement the
promoters of waterways Improvement, forestry
and rrlgatlon, a.-, he is convinced that all of
these Interests are Intimately allied and that
by uniting their foro-s the greatest >od can be
omplished.
It Is the President's hope that he can. In
Mr itration. Institute a gre.-it movement
for the preservation of the natural resources
of the country, ported by thi advocates <>f
reforest, -it inn. Irrigation, canalization of rivers
and Improvi of harbors. He believes that
once such a movement N started n!<--n^ the rtßht
lines and under Intelligent auspices it will
operate Incalculably for the prosperity of tf:><
country.
Having sn large a purpose fn vi^v. he I?
well content to go slowly with the first tepa. In
order that they may be tnken with a certainty
and strength which will Insure the ultimate
pu' ce«H of the project.
THIRD TERM TREASON."
Henry W otter son Says Would Mean
"Mc.ricanization of Republic."
(Hv T>>cri»r>i •» Th" Trtbunw ]
Louisville, Nov. 11.— Henry Watterson. of "The
Courier-Journal," characterutes the talk of a
third term for Theodore Roosevelt aa treason,
find says that if through any machination of
political conditions, or any conspiracy of party
machinery, the third term should present Itself
ns nn actuality, the. people, especially of New
England, will rise en masse, and crush It as a
Kiant might crush an eag shell.
Mr. Wattersoa Bays, however, that the Demo
crats are too ppllt int:> factions to put up much
<>f a fight in the debatable states, and {hnt the
only ray of hope for the Democrats which shows
Itself across the national horizon is the much
heralded, much denied, candidacy of Roosevelt
for a third term, which can only mean ] if**
tenure, and complete. MexUanization of the re
public He says further that while William
Jennings Bryan and his friends are too insistent
In- believes that on the one Issue — the third term
for Roosevelt — the Nebraskan could defeat the
president
MAY WALK TO HIS INAUGURATION.
Oklahoma's New Executive Objects to Rid
ing with His Predecessor.
I Hy TeSurraph to The. Tribune. 1
Guthrle, Okla.. Nov. 11.— Th« local commls-
Sion having In charge the plans for the Inau
guration of Governor C N. HaakflU next Sat
urday, are llnding It difficult t.> place him
property in the Inaugural parade for the reason
that he refuses to ride, horseback or In the
carriage with the. retiring Governor, Frank
Frantz.
It Is believed to-day that h« will walk or be
escorted by the members of the flr.-.t State Leg
islature. His action In regard to Governor
Frantz has embarrassed tbe. committee, and Is
unprecedented tn Oklahoma history.
GERMAN WIRELESS TELEPHONES.
Excellent Results Obtained Over Distance of
Fifty Miles.
Berlin. Nov. —A German company Is now
using wireless telephones from Nauen to places
from fifty to Hlxty miles distant. One of th«
managers of the company said to-day that con
versations had been conducted with extreme
clearness.
A DENIAL BY ANNA GOULD.
Paris, Nov. 11.-Mni?. Anim Gould to-day au
thorized The Associated Press to deny reports
that .he is engaged to be married to Prince
Helie de Bagan#or to anybody Ire.
SUBP(ENA FOR BRADY.
ASSOCIATES WANTED, TOO.
May Tell Grand Jun/ About Trac
tion Deals, It Is Said.
Subro?nas wrr* issued yesterday from IMsllki
Attorney Jerome's office for Anthony N. Brady
and. it is understood, for Grant B. Schley,
Thomas P. Fowler, E. W. Sayre and Paul D.
Cravath. directing them to appear before the
grand Jurv to-morrow. These men all were con
cerned, directly or indirectly, in th» psjrchasa
by the Metropolitan Securities Company from
Anthony N. Brady of the Wall & fortlandt
Street Ferries Company, the paper road for
which $on,V>no of the stockholders' money was
spent.
Th<> story r>f the Issuance of the pubpopnas fl»w
through Wall Street like wildfire vesterdav
afternoon and formed the chlei topic for gossip
in the offices of railroad men and lawyers who
have been assorts. in any way with the cas-»
It mu?t be remembered that thi3 sals took place
on May 22. 1908; and therefore presumably the
statute of lir.iitatlons took effect May 'J'J. WH
This transaction already has been made the
basis for t-.vo suits for the restitution <>f fund.-;
alleged to have, been improperly diverted- ono
suit by the Metropolitan Securities board itself.
As brought out in the Public Service Commis
sion's Investigation of the Metropolitan Securi
ties Company if constituted a Wall Street sensa
tion for nearly two weeks. Anthony If. Brady,
one of the men for whom subpernas have been
Issued, revealed most of the transaction. He
testified that after considerable dickering be
tween himself and William C. Whitney he
agreed t-> sell the Wall * Cortlandt Street Fer
ries Railway Company, the franchises of which
he lia.l picked up at various times.
Mr. Brady received for his paper road, a check
of the Metropolitan Securities Company for ap
proximately •?!)• ;.->,< >oo. Of this Mr. Whitney per
mitted him to retain $250,000, which, he said.
just reimbursed him f"r the cost of the paper
road to him. The rest, be testified, he was dl
rected by Mr. Whitney to pay over In this
fashion— 4l34.ooB to the firm of Moore & Schley.
brokers, and $111,625 each to William C. Whlt
r.ey. Thomas F. Ryan, William L. Elklns. P. A.
B. Wldener and Thomas polan.
Grant B. Schley, testifying before the com
mlssion, declared that this check for 1134,000
thus paid to his firm went to settle an account
maintained by Mr. Whitney with Moore & Schley.
This testimony did not s.-ttle in the public mind
stories thai this money represented payments of
"yellow dog" funds and campaign contributions,
probably to Tammany Hall. NVither did the
denial <f the Philadelphia contingent in this
little syndicate that this entire sum was used in
"yellow dog" transactions settle the reports en
tirely, although pome Wall Street men believe
that the check?! represented a little "dlvid-nd"
to the insiders in the traction crowd.
Of the men subpoenaed, Brady. Schley and
Fowler may be considered flrst hand partici
pants In the transaction Mr. Bchley*s firm re
celvd part of the money: Thomas P. Fowler
was president of the Metropolitan Securities
Company and his signature was appended to
th--> 9MS.M* cheek. He still is und^r subperna
jto tWy before the Public Service Corf»mls»lon
regarding thhi transaction. Bayre, practically s
clerk, is hy title secretary and treasurer of the
1 Metropolitan Securities Company. Mr. Cravath
Is understood to h;«v<» advised Mr. Whiti in
; th* transaction.
When the Public Service Commission's inves
tlgations brought out Mr. Brady's admissions
went up many howls of protest against
methods of usinp the stockholders' money,
and In some quarters s demand that the District
Attorney tnk« up the affair and obtain indict
ments.
■ law yet s who were calllnsr for todSct
mentu and criminal prosecution by the District
Attorney declared that in case criminality In
this transaction were proved sufficient to re
sult In Indictments the lad that the statute "f
limitations had intervened could not save Thomas
F. Ryan and P. A. B Wldener. since they were
not residents of tho State of New York. These
lawyers, basin* their contention on a decision In
one of the Folk boMline prosecutions in Mis
matatamed that all time spent outsldo
the state since tho commission of this crime. If
It wer<» a crime. wouM nor count toward tho
period of Bve years named In the statute of !;rn
irations. It could not b-' learned definitely last
nijcht whether subpo?nas had bepn Issued for Mr.
Ryan and Mr Widener \<ith those for the other
witnesses summoned.
A feature of interest in connection with this
subject was that Chairman Wlllcox of the Publlc-
Bervlce Commission had a lon* talk yosterdav
with Judge Rosalaky, who Is in charge of the
grand Juries this term.
FIVE PERISH IN FIRE.
Relieved to Have Died in Nexv
Haven Hotel Blaze.
New Haven. Nov. —It is believed that flv«
persons perished in a flr* that brok« out shortly
after 1 oVlock this morning at the Hotel Garde.
Two alarms wrre rung In calling out the whole
tire fighting forc« of the city. Although th« flr«
1p sti'.l burning fiercely on the Water street side,
it is believed that th«» flr«m*>n now have it unde.r
control.
At 2 o'clock Fir* ("Thief Fancher paid that h*
was certain that flvw persons had been suffo
cated on the top floor. On« man lost his llf« by
falling from a rope by which h« was descending
from an upper story
All th« dead were employes of th* hote'. and
the bodies are so charred as to be unrecogniz
able.
The fire started In the north wing of the hotel,
on the fifth floor, following an explosion.
POSED AS MAN FOR SIXTY YEARS.
For Thirty Years Colorado Woman laved iu
Wedlock with "Wife."
Trinidad. Col., Nov. 11. -Miss Catherine Vos
baugh, who for nearly sixty years passed as a
man. died hvrr to-day. Miss Vosbaugh was
born in France eighty-three years ago. V."hnn
ji young women she found It difficult to make
her way because of her nex. Adopting- men's
clothe*, she obtained employment as a book
keeper In Joplin. Mo. Thl* position she held for
nine years, and then accepted a position in a
St Joseph bank.
While In St. Joseph she married a woman
with whom she lived for thirty years as
•Charles"' Vosbaugh. The two women, as man
and wife, tamo to Trinidad two \ears ago. After
the death of the "wife" Miss Vosbaugh worked
In various capacities until she became so feeble
that last year she was taken to a hospital, where
her sex waa discovered.
HUCE THREE CENTS.
riIAK(;EI) WITH BRIBERY
DYER UJTXESS ACCISER.
Prisoner Said to Hair Sought to
Get Latter Out of State.
Lawrence r» TM\on. * private dstertfre, whe
said he lived at thf Umpire Hotel, was lo<*k»d
up at the West I.VJd street police station la«
night, charged with trying to sDlrlt away from
the 'uri«dtction of the court. .1 hn SgMSJea, a
clerk, of Ifo 47«> West ICI street, and a lieu
tenant in the l_'th Regiment, who had t*Stln>d
ii.'ilnsr Colonel Oeorge R. Dye* in the recent
hearing of chareres against the latter.
According to Macrea he has been fallowed tM
several day? bv Dixon and t«« other men. He
says thai DJaea approached him yesterday
morataf and teM him that h<» hai better go to
California; trm if he <iid so all of his expenses
and those of his wif<» would b«» paid, and that
h-"> wowld get s haadaoasa sum hi the bargain
atocrea leM Dixon to me»t him at his hero?
last nisht, and. in the mean ttnMt, bad CSSI
ferred with the Dlsrrtct .Vtorn-v
Detective Flfziminons fti assigned Is tht
rase and was hiding in an adjoining room xvh^n
Dixon appeared last night. According to th
police Dixon repeated his statements to Macr^a
and offered bim money In order that the latter
might take the noon tram to-day for the Pacific
Coast, and also asked him to sign twe affidavits
that the evidence he ha.l giv»n was wrong.
Macrea refused to sign The aff .avits In spite
of Dixon's arguments, and then th^ latter said
that everything would be all right nevertheless
if he would take the money, taking from his
pocket a large roll of yellowbacks. Macrea said
that ho would not take the money then, but on
a signal from Fitzlmmons agr«*d to take *3 to
buy himself a drink.
As the money was passed Fitzimmons ap
peared and placed Dixon under arrest. Dixon
tried to escape, but at the sight of Fitzimrnons-B
revolver surrendered. Dixon was taken to the,
station and on the way two other men attempted
to Interfere, and it was only by threatening them
with arrest that they allowed the detective to
proceed with his prisoner. When Dixon was
s-arched a sum of money just $5 short of $2.(HX»
was found on his person, and this, according
to Macrea. is what he was offered to leave th-*
state. Dixon refused to make any statement as
to whom he was employed by. He will be ar
raigned in court this morning.
Janus W. Osborne. counsel for Colonel I>yer.
when seen at the Bar Association last night.
said Dixon had been employed by Colonel Dyer.
and also confirmed the report that Dixon had
been sent to see John Macrea.
Mr. Osborne. however, emphatically denied
that there was any truth that Colonel Dyer had
instructed Dixon to try to bribe Macrea to leave
the state. "Neither Colonel Dyer nor myself."
continued Mr. Osborne, "wants Mr. Macrea t3
\. ave the state. '
A man who said he repsesawtod Mr. Osboma
called at the I.VJd stieet station at midnight and
had a long conversation with Dixon. He then
asked the lieutenant if bail would bo accepted.
and, when U>W it would, he said he would try
to find a magistrate to fix the sum. After the
conversation the alleged representative of Mr.
Osborne said Dtsea was not employed In thSJ
Dyer case by Mr. Osborne. but that iv was
working on his own initiative.
Mr Oeaorßa said of eesjras ha wewN have
been glad if r>ix n ha<l succeeded in getting
Macrea to -:_•;; the affidavits, but denied that h.3
had been employed to Influence BfsjCTCSj to leave
the Mate. He said again ami agr.in that Macrea
tould not injure Colonel Dyer-
RETRACTS GRANT STORY.
Mr. Cunningham Convinced That
Captain De Rosset Erred.
Nashville, Tenn., Nov 11. — Mr Cunningham,
publisher of "The Confederate Veteran." of thl3
city, sale to-day that an investigation of the
statement by Captain De Rosset that General
<",r:inr. Admiral Farragut and General Thomas
had applied to Jefferson Davis for commisslor.3
in th- Confederate army had convinced him
that Captain Da Rossefa assertion was erro
neous. As a result oi the Investigation the De
cesaher awmeer of the "'Veteran. " which is the
official organ si the United Confederate Vet
erans' Assoctattea. will contain a correction.
Mr. Cunningham said that at tho time of the
publication ol Captain Da Rosset's communica
tion he had misgivings as to the correctnesa ot
th»« latters statement.
Cotorade Springs. Col. N->v 11. — Mrs. J. A.
Hayes. daughter of the lat«» Jeff«ri»'->rt Davis, said
i to-day:
I do not kno-.v anything about the esjawusbl el
those lettors. nor do I kno-.v whether Generals
<lrant and Thomas or Admiral Farr*gut ever
applied to my father for commissions. I ne\er
; heard my parents make any mention of th-»'r
having done so.
Not knowing nnything d^flr.tte about th^s*
letters, I do not feel competent to say when th^y
shall be opened. I am going to Kew » "rleans in
February and shall take rosHSel with my friends
and relatives before deciding upon any cour.?^.
Since aetther my father nor my father e.vei mad-*
these letters public, it is but natural that I
should feel some diffidence about o|tf Illnsj them
or departing from the course my parent* thought
fit to pursue.
CHASED ELOPERS ACROSS CONTINENT.
Runaway Couple Caught in California by
Woman's Husband.
Los Angeles. Nov. 11 .— Oscar H. Frwla. a
young farmer of Ogdensbure. N. Y.. and Mr*.
Bertha Rockwood. wife of a wealthy resident of
that place, are- In Jail at Faa.-wiena. following an
elopement two weeks ago from New Y<->rk
D. D- Rockwood. the husband of Mrs. Rock
wood, had traced the couple across the continent
through several cities. Rockwood later an
nounced that his wife was entant and that
he< would take her back with him to their keaae.
He was also charitable toward Freda, and sail
he would ask the couri to dismiss the complaint
against htm.
Ogdensburg. M. Y.. Nov. H.— Oscar fj Freda «ind
Mrs. Bertha Ro.-kwoi->d. und»-r arrest nt Pasadena.
Pal . and desrribtd as coming from th 1 place, ir»
not known kese.
WOMAN ASSISTANT FOR BONAPARTE.
Mrs. Mary Quackenbos Appointed to Investi
gate Peonage Cases.
Washington. Xov. 11.— Mary T. Quaekenbos. of
Louisiana, has been appointed a special assistant
to the Attorney General, and has been assigned to
the investigation of peonage cases tn that state
Mrs. Quackenbos for some time has been employed
by the Attorney General in obtaining evidence In
peonage cases in tbe South, and her present ap
pointment is intended as an official recogni">n ■•'
her services.
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DEWEY'S OLD PORT WINE FOR INVALICS.
Will strengthen tbe Weak and Convalescents.
H. T. Dewey & Sons Ct>.. 13» Fulton St.. New \oib.
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