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V- LXVII.. N° ■' 22,378. ---,^^-- NEW- YORK SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22, 1908. — FOURTEEN PAGES.— Th^-^,^ PRICE THREE CENTS. MORE PLOTTERS TAKEN BUSSIAX POLICE ACTIVE. Arrests in Several Toicns — Details of Plot in Capital St. Petersburg, Feb. 21. The frustration in this city yesterday of a terrorist plot and the arrest of fifty men and women for alleged com plicity were followed to-day by the capture in suburban towns of several other persons impli cated in the attempt at assassination, who ncr« seized while trying to escape. The police believe they have made the most telling move against the terrorist? in several years. The plot of yesterday came much nearer com pletion than did the last unsuccessful conspiracy against the Ern.peror. The participants in which were tried and condemned last July. According to the police, the band which started out yes terday to do murder had two victims in view — Grand Duke Nicholas Nicholaievitch and J. G- Cfateheclovitofr. the Minister of Justice. Both the prand duke and the minister were to have been assassinated between their homes and the railroad station for TaarSkse-Selo. where they were iroir.g to see the Emperor. Two distinct revolutionary organizations v ere concerned. The first had its headquarters in Finland and the second was the so-called Northern Flying Col urr.n, recruited in the neighborhood of Moscow. Alarmed at the recent arrests of agitators at Viborg and Helsinjsfors. and the prospective closing of Finnish territory as a shelter from which to conduct their operations, the first or ganization Bedded to put its plans into execu tion. The Moscow allies were informed and joined the group from Finland In St. Peters burg. The police, however, had been informed cf the plot and took steps accordingly. They de cided to :- np the trap, and as a result almost all the men and women implicated are now in prison. The entire force of the Secret Service was em ployed. Some were detailed to follow the sus pects from the time they arrived ™ St. Peters burp, while ......... the streets near the homes of the grand duke and XL Chtcheglovi- UJir, who both live in Italian street, ■ few doors apart. At a given signal the police descended en their prey, and the f.phtinp and arrests fol lowed. Most of the prisoner's are between sev enteen and twenty-one years old. well tressed and well ... ....... The Italian who was taken in on the Grand Morskaia ■. - the ac credited correspondent of two prominent Radical Italian newspapers, one at Rome and the other at Milan. He had press privileges at the Deama ar.d tne Council of Empire. His friends, ■■'" ever, insist that he had no connection with the plot, and the Italian Embassy is taking steps to hay« his arrest Investigated promptly. TERRORISM DENOI X( ED. Illegal Repression Also Condemned by the Douma. St. Petersburg. Feb. I*l-— The Doama to-nijrht adopted a resolution condemning terrorism by a Urge majority, a notable part of which was made up of Constitutional Democrats who in the first two rksumas repeatedly refused to be committed to its condemnation. The Constitu tional Democratic formula expressed Its disap proval of methods uf violence, whether they were employed by the government or against the povemruent. and the attempt of the Mon archists to commit the Douma to a sweeping denunciation of revolution failed, the reaction ary fpeeches calling utterances from the Octubrists. reminding the members that the Douma itself v.as a revolutionary product. Baron de Meyendorf, Octobrist and second vici-presideat of the Downa, said revolution w*s an historical process for leading the autoc racy to a constitution. The revolutionists, he added used criminal means to reach worthy fn<3* 1 ..... wa* met by the government's fiefetii* of authority by irregular methods transcending the la«. The Oomna's principal task r.ov, he said, was to leach the government. from the highest to the lowest numbers of it, proper res;x-ct for the law. M. Pokfovrky i Constitutional Democrat) pro t^t^d that the Russian revolution had not been carried out by thieves and cutthroats, but by the united people of the city, jcreat "■"•■ ot the peasantry and a majority of the educated classes if the policemen and gendarmes had *ur>-e<i. the Russian people had suffered a hun dredfold more from strike, punitive Uons and admtoistrative terror, all for the lofty t%t£se ...... on a re: S n of law by repre ftr.tative government. SAVE FOUR FROM BARGE. Little Children Carried Across Bridge of Flatboats. M:« norenceMcOien, her brother Frank, oi No I Project Place, Miss Lucy Ha'.lon and a y .,,. ,^-a-j vho refused to give his name were walktas aloos a path in Beekman Place, over fnofrftig the East River, last nisht. and saw f *ol7ar.d heard cries for help from a barge Bear.Sisx street. IThen they reached the river the barpe was ta Barnes and Tfcomas Hughes, the captain, was aaUfig vain efforts to r-ach a piare of safety with his daughter Helen, two years old. Mr McOuen cross-d a ■amber of Batboatt. s.-.d frmplns aboard the burning bare*, wrapped the infant in his overcoat and handed her to his sister, v.ho had ft llowed him across the ftat boats .... • . their 't SCHOOLBOY CDiIMiTS SUICIDE Supposed Victim of Dime Novels Wrote Father Before Shooting Himself. After %vr S tirf S two letters to his father pivlng bis excuse for' W» act. William Miller, sixteen years old a schoolboy Uylng with his father at red 1563' East 15th street. Brooklyn, commlt ted.uicide by ****** Wm«« yesterday after noon. He died at Kimrs ... Hospital at i o'clock last niaht. . . .. When found in his room, the um-or^-mus bn> had cluicted in his left hand. »ttß the !«"*£» lecture of a desperado .hooting a £oraatL Around hi, «fi~ -a, a belt with t- ho., ter one containing a loaded revolver revolver »i* in his rieht hand. In his letter, Z boy,aid that he belied his father wanted to pet rid of him. AKO 6-CENT F.NE FOR CHAUFFEUR. GREAT ALARM IX US BOX. Government Fears Attempt to Over turn Monarchy. Paris, Feb. 22. — A dispatch received from Lisbon says that the greatest uneasiness pre vails there. The palace has been surrounded by troops, the entire garrison is confined to bar racks and ball cartridges have been issued to the men. TURKISH RAID )X VAX. Armenians Sentenced to Death — Rising on Frontier Feared. Tiflis. Feb. I'l. — News was received here to day that the Turks recently raided the frontier \ illago of Carina, hi the province of Van. Asiatic Turkey, and captured fifty-one Armenians whom they accused of being members of a revo lutionary ■octet.) . A court martial was formed on the spot, and after a spei>ly trial eight of the men were sentenced to death and forty-three to life Imprisonment. The dispatch says that great excitement pre vails ir. the villages near Carina, and that it is feared the populations will rise and interfere with the carrying out of the sentences. The Turks have tak»-n advantage of the situation to push their reinforcements nearer the frontier. B I EGA RIA A RMIXG f Unconfirmed Rumor of Mobilization Reaches Rome. Home. F-b. 111.— A report is in circulation here to-night that Bulgaria Is mobilizing h^-r troops. No confirmation of ".he report is obtainable. COUNTRYMEN FLEEI ED. Greeks Arrested for Violating Con tract Labor Law. BfJchaeJ and Lazarus Tsokas, of No. 29 Mad iaon street, were arrested yesterday at Pine B | v,t .on !>< nch warrants baaed on Indict ments returned against them by the federal grand jury In this city last week. According to the evidence. License Commis sioner P. gert discovered recently that the Greeks were operating an unlicensed employ ment bureau at No. » Madison street. It hi said that the brothers had agents in Macedonia. their native country; Turkey. Dalmatia and Greece, offering employment in the United Bt ■ ;n 52 "a day to th*- small farmers. Many gave ■ tgagea, it was said. Cor the passage money, but W was asserted that the sum named In the mortgages exceeded th" cost at trans portation by $130 to $130. which was divided • the agents isr^; the Tsokas brothers in Kew York. Reaching: New York the men were put to work wherever employment could be found, many of them going to the railways in the South and Southwest. Recent financial difficulties threw hundreds out of work, and it is said that fully one hundred . foreigners brought over by the brothers, arc- now at Ellis Island, awaiting de portation. In all it is said one thousand were Meeced. The charge named against the two men is a violation of the United States contract labor law^ BLACK HAXD DEFIANT. The Rev. Dr. Gray's Church Afire — Walls Smeared with Kerosene. Greenport, Long Island, Feb. 21.— The Black Hand again manifested its dislike for the Rev. I>r. John Alexander Gray, of the Orient Con gregational Church, to-night, when the pastor discovered the church afire. Th- church has recently beon redecorated, and before the flames could be subdued $504 damage was done. Had the discovery of the fire been delayed a few minutes nothing could have saved the structure. The fire was started in the study, the walls of which had beer, sprinkled with kerosene oil, a half gallon of which was left in a pa:!. On Sunday night last Dr. Gray found under the collection plate a note which threatened him with Further molestation. This was the warn ing evidently of to-night's fire. a year ago ano;her Black Hand letter informed the clergy man his house would be robbed. The house was entered, and the pastors college diploma was taken. Another letter informed him that bis house would be burned and his child stolen. The house was burned, but the child has not been taken away. HE LAUGHID HIMSELT TO DEATH. Eoarder. Joking at Table, Fell Lifeless to the Floor. While th» boarders at the house of Mrs. Mary Murphy. No. 119 99th street, Fort Hamilton, were telling funny stories and laughing at the supper table yesterday evening, Peter Andrew. one of their number, suddenly fell to the floor and died almost Immediately. He had laughed bo heartily that he had burst a blood vessel. Dr. H. A. Rodman, a physician at Fifth avenue and 95th street, was summoned and pronounced the man dead. The coroner and i-olice were informed, and after an investi gation took no further action, declaring the death purely accidental MOUNTAIN FALLS UPON ACTORS. Scaffold Comes Down and "Rip Van Winkle" Players Are Buried in Debris. Oeo-ge ober who baa seen playing "Kip Van Wink!-" for twenty years. Is confined to his home at Ha«tiiig«-on-the-Hudaon by two broken ribs, and his company of twelve person- is taking a rest. Ir Easton iv-m., Mr. Ober. who takes the part : ' Kin was carrying a targe cask up the mountain ride.' when it rolled from his shoulder and fell, knn.'k"- down the scaffold which held up the * <nic mountain. The mountain fell upon him. and ti act ended with several members of the com bw burled in the debris. Mr. Ober went through U,e remainder -1 th>- play in gr.-at pain. SEEKING HER AFFINITY. [By Te ■arapii to Th» Tribune I j B Porte Ind., Feb. 21.— Mrs. Sophronia Oleason has filed suit in the Marshall County Circuit Court for divorce iron, her eighth husband. She is only t , ljr ,v veur* old, and Bays Bhe will continue to g-t rnarrVi and divorced until Bhe find- her affinity, w^r Di^cnt busband, shY- lieges, captured her by pretending to ,-. Ininv-n^ly wealthy Farmer,. merchant* and matrimonial agency husbands w.-re failures. PORTO RICAN OFFICIALS SWORN IN. San Juan. ,v -Governor Regis H. Po.t Sec retary William F. Willoußhby. Treasure! S. D. OroSfr and the Commissioner of Education. Ed^n U.xter took their oaths cf office at Government House to-day Prominent citizens, officers of the army and navy and many members of the House cf Delegate* were presest- AMERICANS AT LIMA. HOLIDAY FOR THE FLEET. President Pardo Receives Officers — Man ii Sailors on Shore. Lima. Feli. This afternoon President Pardo received Admiral Thomas and a number of other American officers. They were accom panied by Leslie Combs, the American Minister, and Richard EL Neiil. Secretary of Legation. The Prepick-nt had a long conversation with the Americans. Everywhere in Lima to-night may be seen the jolly sailors of the American fleet, frater nizing- with the Peruvian men-o'-waxsmen, promenading in the Plaza de Annas or on sight seeing trips in the various interesting quarters of the city. Hundreds of the men had shore leave to-day, and availed themselves of the opportunity by immediately coming up to the capital from Cailao. The railroad did an im mense business throughout the day. carrying; passengers down to Cailao to see the battleships and bringing them back again to Lima. In view of the fact that shore leave was given to so many of the sailors. Admiral Evans also sent a number of marines to Lima to see that order was preserved by the men. Admiral Evans has given an order that the ships of the fleet admit visitors daily from '2 to .► p. m., except when they are coaling. This order is appreciated by the Peruvians, who are not slow to take advantage of the courtesy ex tended. Yesterday afternoon several Peruvian families visited the Kentucky. The women were greatly interested in th« battleship and delighted with the attentions shown to them. Dancing was suggested, the officers of the bat tlesttip responded gallantly and an impromptu ball was given, the music being furnished by the ship's band. Admiral Evans is better this morning, but he still has to walk with the aid of a cane. The Central and South American Telegraph Company has received from Admiral Evans a note of thanks tor the privilege accorded to the Ajnerican officers of sending free of charge family messages to the United States. MARYLAND GETS TWO WOULD RECORDS Remarkable Marksmanship of Jackies in Practice Off Pacific Coast. San Francisco. Feb. 21.— The record of the recent target practice at Magdalena Bay shows that the Maryland made two world records with the 3-inch and 6-inch guns. Out of 18.65 shots a minute with the 3-inch puns the Maryland's men made 15.65 hits— a perfect record. The men who accomplished this remarkable rec ord with the 3-inch gun are J. D. Hunter, first pointer: I. Belcher, second pointer; C. F. Tenney, sight setter: B. Rossheim. plugman: F. Smith, first Elifllman: L. Gelger. second shellman; S. Burns, third shellmon. and O. Olsen. gunner's mate. In the contest with the 6-inch guns the Mary land's gunners easily carried off the honors, with an average of 5.43 hits out of a possible 10.72. The Maryland not only carried off Individual rec ords, but also led in the highest score made among all ships. The range measured about sixteen hundred yards, and The men were obl'ged to train their guns on canvas targets 12 by 39 feet incize arid ' Checkered in black «nd white squares. Six cruisers look part. In the final score the following percentages were attained: The Maryland. 78.89: the Tennessee. 68.24; the Colorado, C<B; the Pennsylvania. 57.50; the West Virginia, ,'£.7o. and the- Washington. m.50. EXPULSIONS AT HEDDING COLLEGE. President Takes Action as a Result of Haz ing of Clarence Robinson. [LS;- Telejrrar-h to The Tribune I Galeshurcr. 111., Feb. 2L — A» a result of the hazitit? of Clarence Robinson, who was tied to a tree during Tuesday night's blizzard, and sim ilar pranks. President IfcVey of He.dding Col lege, AMnsdon, announced at chape! this morn ing the expulsion of Benjamin Thurman. of London Mills. Moreys Robinson, of Viola, and Lloyd McLeish. of Boda; the suspension of two others for the term and the withdrawal of social privileges for The term from two young men and five young women. The students socially ostracized broke into the gymnasium and held a dance at a late hour. The students expelled are the best athletes in the college. BREAKS RECORDS TO SAVE HIS WIFE. Captain Rushes Steamer to Port with Fever- Stricken Woman. [By Telegraph to The Tribune ; Boston. Feb. 21. — With his bride of two month? lying stricken with typhoid fever and no other woman aboard to attend her. Captain Fred J. Wilcox drove the British tramp steamer Cluden into port to-day in time that broke all records. The vessel left Ctenfuecjos nine days apo. loaded with sugar. Two days later -Mrs. Wilcox was taken ill, and the race began. From that day until to-night Captain Wilcox never removed his clothing, and when he drove the steamer up the Harbor, never stopping at Quarantine, declining to wait for a pilot, and with signals set for medical assistance, he was almost a wreck Mrs. Wilcox was hurried to a hospital and probably will recover. MR. MELLEN SEES THE PRESIDENT. Says Hft bailed to Deliver a Message from Another Person. Washington. Feb. aV-^reatdent Mellon of the New York, New Haven A Hartford Railroad had an Interview with Preterit Roosevelt to-day. •I did not call upon the President relative to any public matter connected with my business.** he said -but I did call to deliver a message from an other person. As to the nature of the message or It, Bender I am not at liberty to say anything. MET DEATH IN MINE SHAFT. Ice Falls on Cage. Killing Three and Injur ing Three Others— Two Escape. Wilkes-Barre. P'-nn.. Feb. 81. — While ten miner* were bein X lowered into the Stanton mine of the L- hl K h and Wiikes-Barre CoalCom ,,; irn to-day a large body of lee in the shaft fell, striking the hood of the cage and demolish ing U. Two of thr men were killed outright, n P died on the way to a hospital, and three others, H ta believed, will die of their injuries. Two of the men on the cae:» escaped inji-v. The cage was n-ar the bottom of the shaft, which la one thousand feet deep, whea the Ice fell. WALSH ROAD PASSES PAY DAY. [By TV'^PTarh •■> The Trlb'in- i Terre Haute. lad Feb. aAWalah'B Southern Indiana road passed another pay day with no expla nation to the men. On January 30 they were asked to wait until February 11 for the December pay. because of the need of money to meet interest charge* due February 11. Tike pay now overdue is for January- POLICY IN MAKCaURIA. OPEN DOOR DISCUSSED, > British Foreign Office Doubts Rumor j of American Action. \ London. Feb. L'L— Considerable interest has j been aroused in official and commercial circles ! by the report sent over hero by the American j correspondents of certain London papers that j the United States is about to confer with the , powers with a ; view to protesting against the J policy adopted by Japan in Manchuria, it being ; contended that Japan's course has given her I own merchants advantages over other traders in that part of China. Nothing is known here officiary regarding this proposed protest, and the Foreign Office doubts the trustworthiness of the press reports. Some complaints have bean ret-Jved from Englishmen trading in Manchuria, and in some isolated cases it has been shown that British commerce in that territory has suffered, but on the whole the official view is that it would be most difficult to establish the fact that Japan has not observed the policy of the open door. Regarding the cancellation of the contract held by a British firm for the extension of the. Hsin-Min-Tun-Fakomen Railroad, the Foreign Office has advised the contractors that the case is one in which Great Britain cannot interfere: that it is for the sole consideration of Japan and China.* When the contract was cancelled Sir John X. Jordan, the British Minister to China, was instructed to approach the Chinese government in the matter, but as soon as he learned that China had agreed with Japan not to construct any road which would compete with the South Manchurian road and Japan held that this projected line would compete, the matter was dropped. The contractors interested are influential and the question will be raised in the House of Commons. Paris. Feb. 21. Stephane Lauzanne, editor of the '-Matin." who is in New York, telegraphs his paper that he learns on the highest au thority that as a. consequence of official reports which have reached Washington confirming the violation by Japan of the agreement concerning the open door in Manchuria President Roosevelt intends to send a note of protest to the powers, accompanied by a request that they Join with the United States in reminding Japan of her engagements. M. Lauzanne adds that this note will be sent as soon as the American fleet ar rives at San Francisco, provided Japan in the mean time does not change her attitude. TWO J A PAXES E SET FREE. British Columbian Chief Justice Rules Exclusion Invalid. Vancouver, B. C, Feb. — Chief Justice Hunter of the Supreme Court of British Colum bia :o-day ruled that the exclusion act was in operative as far as the subjects of Japan were concerned, though he did not hold that the act was inoperative as a whole. It was held to be in contravention of th» treaty with Japan. Th» case came up in connection with an application of a writ of habeas corpus applied for in behalf of two Japanese arrested at Blame while trying to enter British Columbia. The chief justice or dered the release of the two men held, and also suggested that they have a right of action against some one. whom he did not name, for their detention. Justice Hunter said in part: I think that it is nlain that the Intention of the Parliament of Canada was. in sanctioning the treaty of 19"7. to make the provisions part of the law of Canada. Then the only question is whether they had that power. I have no doubt that they did have that power. The question is Do the provisions of the British Columbia act contradict the provisions of the act known as the Japanese treaty act? The British Columbia act lays down certain condi tions with which persona seeking to enter the province must comply. Among them is ..ne that they must read or write in any language of Europe Now when we look at the Japanese treat' act we find in th« broadest way that the subjects of each of the contracting parties have full right to enter, travel and reside in the country of the other, and to have full protection of their property It is to my mind absolute* impossible to argue that the Canadian govern.-: mem. having this power, the provisions of the Natal act are not in contravention of the treaty act It is very clear to me thai the Natal a.t Ls inoperative so far as it concerns the subjects of Japan It Is not necessary for me to decide that th • Natal act as a whole Is Inoperative, hut it is inoperative so far as it concerns the sub jects of the Emperor of Japan. It is understood that the case will be appealed at once to the full court of British Columbia, and eventually to the Privy Council in England. Ottawa. Feb. 21.— The Department of Justice was informed to-night that the chief Justice of British Columbia had given Judgment that the Natal act was illegal and had released the Im prisoned Japanese. The decision was expected. and it is believed it will be upheld by the higher courts. Victoria. B. C Feb. 21.— When haheaa cor pus proceedings, instituted by the Dominion government on the part of TakahJra. the Jap anese detained by the British Columbian Immi gration officers under the new art for failure to P a*s the required educational test, were began to-day the British Columbia immigration agent stated that he was no longer detaining the Jap anese who bad this morning been arrested on a warrant charging him with having unlaw fully made YA< way into the province. The habeas corpus proceedings were then dropped, counsel for the Ottawa government holding that the police court proceedingsfftgainst the Japanese would be of equal use for the peo ple In testing the constitutionality of the Brit ish Columbia exclusion act. which, the Domin ion officers hold, is Illegal Colonel Gregory, counsel for the Dominion government, said to-day that be intended to bring suit against U S. Eaton, the provincial immigration officer, for dama* - for false arrest and illegal detention of the Japanese. Th* steamer King Chow reached POTt m..rning with seven Japanese, who were landed here The Immigrants have not y. t paaaed the federal Inspectors, and the British Columbia:, oAcers «IU " Il! •*•*»*»* Ih '-'" und "' m " local act until they have been passed by the Ottawa authorltie.-- HANGED IN EFFIGY BY STUDENTS. (By TMunpii to '!"!■* Tribune. 1 PUtsburg. Fet>. -> --Members of the class of ''A. Carnegie Technical School of Applied Science, held a dinnT last night. ■<"'! while A. F. Stamra. the class president delivered an address denouncing S. H. Crane, of < hi< ago. who declared that Car negie's work in establishing the technical * boo) was a mistake, a life s<z. figure of Cram was banged in eflg] The figure contained •• devil's face, and across the breast in letters five inches high .was the word "Crane. Several members of the faculty were preEent and dismissals are threatened. QUICKER SCHEDULE TO FLORIDA Seaboard Florida Limited, daily Pullman train to st Augustine- Praehurst-Camd D-ColumWa Boort* liT Florid* Route. Office 11S3 Bway.— Advt. , GOT. HUGHES IN CHICAGO. To Make Three Addresses—Situ | ation Favorable, Says Humphreys. ', (By T«>craph to Th» Tribune. 1 ■ Chicago, Feb. 21.— Governor Hughes of New I York Is to be the Washington's Birthday orator i here to-morrow. He will deliver three ad ! dresses. The first will be to the Union League i Club at the Auditorium at 10 a. m., the second ' to the ilitrh School pupils at Orchestra .Hall at i 2:30 p. m., and the third at the Union League's ! dinner in the evening. j A. B. Humphreys, secretary of the Hushes j National League* of New York, in a short talk I to- members of the Hamilton Club this afternoon. ! said that the Governor does not want any Pres j idential boom started while he is here that will I embarrass Mr Cannon as a favorite son entry. i Mr. Humphreys declared that at present the situation looks favorable for the Governor. He \ said that Taft sentiment was more on paper than anything else, and that it does not repre i sent delegates. \ HARRIMAN AS DELEGATE. j Interest in Rumor That He Mar/ Attend National Convention. Politicians of a!! varieties were Interested last ! night in the story that H. H. Harriman would m ; to the nationa! convention aa a deles*t« from the \ Orange-Rofkland district, with ex-Governor CKlell. When Mr. O.lelt was nrked about it at the Fifth i Avenue Hotel last night he said he did not know : anything about it. Mr. Harriman was a delegate to the national > convention four years ago. aad of couVse voted I for the nomination of President Roosevel.. William L. Ward, Republican National Commit tee m and Lou F. Payn. both of whom expect ; to go to the national convention, called on ex-Ciov- I ernor Udell at the Fifth Avenue Hotel yesterday. HOPE FOR M. AND T. BANK. More than 60 Per Cent of Depositors Have Consented to Plan. More than BO per cent of the depositors irs the Mechanics and Traders' Bank, which suspended on January 20 last, have signed assents to th» rehabilitation plan, and it is said unofficially that the bank is likely to reopen soon. When the bank closed its deposits amounted to .*1» > i ■'..:;. ~*o and it owed the Clearing House >:;:».» >74 42 for outstanding loan eer ■. tificates. Its capital stock was $2,000,000. and Its surplus as carried on the books $616,970119. It is now understood that the State Banking; De i partment has found the capital to be entirely i intact. but has ordered practically all of the ■ surplus written off. It is on this condition that I the bank will receive permission to reopen. David A. Sullivan, of Brooklyn, is president lof the bank. Its main offices are at No. 56 ; Broadway. It has two branches in Manhattan. ■ one in The Bronx and ten branches In Brooklyn. It is understood that the bank will reopen under ! an entirely new management. Clark Williams, [State Superintendent of Banks, has charge of the institution at present. CRASH AT CROSSIXG. B. £ O. and Lake Shore Trains Meet in Fatal lVrecl: Cleveland, Feb. 21. — One mnn wa<= krilfd and ... persona were jnj'ir--l In a collision a: To" o'clock to-nighl between a Baltimore ,\ freight train and a Lake Sbon | - train at K!yr:a. thlrtj mile! I Cleveland. The two roads cross at EbriH. The I train and passenger approached the crowning to gether. T >re <m- Ohio freight weal off leraJling switch and crashed into the Lake Shore passenger train. The agti "f the Baltimore &- Ohio train was killed, his 0 injured am! the mail clerk hurt The Lake Shore train crew also was nuur>''l and t\v<> passengers ar<^ reported to have been hurt The Lake Shore I a - ' bmUI ai and °no coach left the tra< k MISSOURI PACIFIC RETRENCHMENT. Temporary Shutdown of Shops Reported — Workmen at Sedalia Unpaid. [Ff Tel»srarh to The Tribune I St. Louis. Feb. L'l — The Missouri Pacific Rail road shops in East Fed- 1!,-, were closed down to night until March -. temporarily throwing out of employment between seven hundred and eljrht hundred shopman. Notice was also posted to-day ii the Central Branch shops of the road at Atchlson. Kan., that they would be closed to-morrow until March 1. which will throw about one hundred men out of employment. The force has been reduced from time to time lately, and was supposed to be down to a minimum when to-day's order was re ceived. Kittle Rock. Ark.. Feb. 21.-The Iron Mountain Railroad shops at Arsenta were closed to-night until March 2. • trowing, twelve hundred men out of work. General Bupei • ent De Bernard i says it Is a continuation of the Missouri Pacific** re trpnehment policy, and the do« otuer in*, uue shops at ether Southwestern points. BEAT DRIVES AND KOB HIM OF $14C I Two Highwaymen Spring Upon Him Near College Point. Albert Cronacher, driver and collector for I John Locker, a merchant '.f So. C*> 7 Bushwick ' avenue. Wlllhunshurg, was held up by two men last nigh* at Knickerbocker and Johnson ave nues, near th- Brooklyn iity limits, and robbed of $140 which he had collected. The two men Jumped from a concealed place at the side ot the road. While one held the bridle the other jumped on the wagoa When Croriacher refused to produce his satchel containing the collections | he was immediately struck on the head with ■ blunt instrument by the man on the wagon Cronacher round himself on the ground when he regained consciousness, with the satchel near j him cut open and the money gone. i , NO LOCKOUT ON THE TYNE N .. astle-oa-T] feh. 3.— Several conferences 1 were hold t(.-<lay with a irtcw to arr?nslni? a com rromlse in the strike of shipyard employes. All Proved futile, but the employers decided that they would not enforce a lookout, which would have afSt Cted thirty thousand men. LIQUOR DEALERS GIFT CAUSES TROUBLE tßv Teirßiaih to The Tribune.] Paw tucket. R. L. Feb. Cl.-The action •' the Retail Liquor Dealers' Association In giving ?-V) to the Associated Charities here is causing all «orts of trouble, resident Marion Law of the Charities backed by a majority of the directors, refuses to accept the money, on the ground that it is tainted. The business men of the city agree to subscribe no mure funds it the l*> is refusal EPIDEMIC A PUZZLE. TO CLEANSE RESERVOIR. Feckskill Typhoid Cases Thought To Be Due to Impure Water. Peekskiil's typhoid epidemic Is said to hay» reached Its limit. But only a beginning has been aaads in the search for the cause. Ther» have been 111 cases In the town. Of thi3 num ber fourteen have been fatal and more deaths are expected. The epidemic began January -a. The last case reported was on February 0. The town authorities blame the laborers' camp of New York City contractors In the town's watershed. As a result. Charles A. Shaw and] Charles X- Chadwick. of the Board of Water Supply, visited the camp at PceUskill Tuesday. They took with them I>r. J. A. Bw»a« of th^ Health Department. Tne physician save tlx* camp a clean bill of health. Yesterday Dr. Balduan. of the Health Department, was sent up by Health Commissioner Islington. Dr. Balduan also found the camp in good condition. None of the health authorities, whether local cr metropolitan, has found the source of tha disease: Dr. Stanton Curry, the Health Officer of Peekskill. calk* the epidemic an explosion. That is the way it looks, and the fatalities are likely to climb from Tourteen up to a heavy per centage. While there is official doubt about the source, the evidence points to the water. The city camp, where the Catsklll aqueduct is bu!!dln«?. Is on the Peekskil! Creek, which su?p!:?.<« water for the reservoir. But there has be*n na ty phoid Sn.the camp. Only about thirty Italian laborers are in the camp. They measure up fully to the Italian laborer standard of unclean liness. There Is an exerefce of eternal vigilance to compel observance of sanitary rules, however. Dr. Lent has chare? of the health "' the labor ers and has given them a clean bill. Dr. Bald win is going to tap them to find out whether there hi any mild but infectious case among them. It was I»arn»d yesterday tha: the reservoir ! supplying the town has not been cleaned within the memory of some of the oldest Inhabitants. Dr. Curry said that the condition of the reser voir could not have caused the epidemic. Th* disease followed a heavy storm after a tha^r. Th . cases, ■ M doctor said, SMI throughout the town. The disease •■*■ not be due to any other cause than the water. The families oC ... did not .— milk from the same ■ •■- man. They ate oysters, some of them, but not all. All used the town water. Why the town water should have proven so deadly at this time could not be explained. But as proof that tha water should be haM responsible it was pointed out that SI Jf>s»ph-s Home, with 1.30-> orphaita. and the House of the (M .-•••• inmates, where artesian wan water was exclu sively used, were free from the disease There la a movement now to cleanse the reser voir and to wipe out sources of contagion in the town. There are a lot of them on the streams that are feeders of the reservoir. The town t3 full of persons who are said to be as indifferent to hygiene as the most unwashed Italian on tli» watershed. Mr. Shaw, or the IMS Hoard, said yester day that the whole OatshJi district, and th» ground where the aqueduct I? to be built in th» east Hudson territory, would be thoroughly po liced. The Pat-**" watershed, he said, would be cleaned up so that there could be no infection. The board will encase one man to have charge of the force and two deputies. Mr. Shaw ap peared before the Civil Service Ccmmisslon tht3 week to ask that these three men be exempted from .... commission. This »as granted. The commission was inform-d thai the board intended to ■ - a retired army officer to have charge of the policing force. Tha deputies would, no doubt, be selected by the man in charge. Th- forte of men who will patrol the watershed wSll number two hundred. At the examination there were twenty-five hun dred men. The two hundred will be employed in the Catsklll watershed and on the line of tha aqueduct. They will have risrid instructions regarding the • nfortemen: cf hygienic rules. The Water Board does not intend to be sub jected to criticism. It intends that the who.a new watershed shall be as free from pollution as care and attention can make it. They have the Croton experience fresh in mind. They have a big task, however. There are more than thirty cemeteries to be removed. The com missioners are now engaged In negotiations with the relatives of the dead to have the bodies removed as soon as possible. 1' was said yes terday that this part of the work was progress ing satisfactorily, and that the cemeteries would be cleared in time for the use of the lands for reservoir purpose ?. SAN FKAHCBCO BANE CLOSED. Market Street Savings, vdik Eeposits cf More than c Million Dollars. San Francl?co. Feb. a— The Market Street Bank. at 7th and Marhi-t ptrpets. did not cpt-n its doora to-tiay. Its rir.ar. <-■*;*! t>ni;tticn ts boia?; investigated by the bank e6mmi*noo*r». The biiik had deposits amounting to J1.132.2C*. The officials of the institution say that It is sol vent, but they are pressed for money ts meet •*"' n'.ands. TAF7 WILL NOT CONTEST WISCONSIN Extends New York Attitude to All States with Favorite Sons. [Pv T*!<?3r3ph to Tft* TriMin- J JanesvUle. Wis.. Feb. 21 - Conservative Rock County Republican Waders will have no part in the movement on foot to name delegates to the national convention whose first choice will be sec retary Taft and not i... Fol!ette. This .ittltud* by the former anti-La FoKette fac tion is due Urgely to letters received *:om A I. Vurys Mr. Tali's campiiisn manager. In which ha states that Secretary Taffs attituci** toward th*» Republicans of New York State in asking that they give Hughes the lndo»«?*-m»nt of hl3 own state is hiS dcs-ire throughout the country where states havo favorite sons. LAV/SON IN THE LISTS AGAIN. [Hy Te>«rarh to The Tribune 1 Boston. Feb. 21. — Thomas Yl*. I^aiirson has not b? any means given up the fixht. If his latest pubttca tton can be tak-n as rrldenee. It is a - '-P«g» bound bock, wtth an "appeal to Congress" and an "ad-.irpsa to the President." He recounts what he constdera the real causes of the panic, declaring -that with ali that has been ex^wii not one-twenti eth "f the rot:ennes3 and corruption of the bank* of the country has *-♦ n made public" He ends up with *n aprei! to the Prrsi-lrnt to appoint e!th?r officially <>r personally a committee of five such men as Governor Hutches »r.-i «V>vemor Johnson thoroughly to investigate ar.d report on th# condi tion o? the bark- In the fnited States *and to tn ve»tisr»te and report afl to the advisability of turn ing the b:s industrial concerns over to «h»*aaT boards. GREAT BEAR SPRING WATES -It» purity a** xa*d« it tamou*,"— Advt.