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V«- LXVII X° 22.393.
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Xationql^Bdnk of Xorth America
Losses in Stock Deals.
Carles A. Hanna, receiver for the National ;
Bonk of North America, filed yesterday in the
rnitcd la tes= Circuit Court, through Thomas
vVjr.jr. his counsel, a bill of complaint in a
rM to^collect from the director of the bank
'"dcr the Morse regnnt sums estimated at up
•Td« of S"'* I .'" 1 " alleg.-ii to have been lost In
<ot k' transactions which were approved by the
The defendants are Charles yy. Morse. »John j
« Fiapter. William F. Havmeyer, president |
of the bank; Alfred H. Curtis, ex-president of j
Uie bank; Ashbel H. Barney and James \Y. \
Barney, as executor of the will of Charles T. j
Ksrn^' - 1 ' I hn XV - lt - ' s - Charles M - Schwab, I
H*n'ry Chapin. jr.. Robert M. T. Thompson and !
ilorr'an J. O-Brien.
The coir plaint states that the receiver has I
c*lied upon th<-' defendants to make good the j
1 tm m suffered by the ia--.k. but that the direc
have refused to do so. That this suit
vou'.d probaMy -.. brwosbt was announced ex- j
tiusivelr in The Tribune three weeks a 5.... j
■' to the complaint, the bank lest j
fce&TOr in transactions in American Ice Secu- i
r;t:rVcompar-y stock, which it boußlit from Mr. I
Horse it different times, in a deal of .Mallory j
FteainshiP c ' '■'■'■ ' ! stock, In si ver:ll transac- |
tjoBS in ti" *• X of the Chase National Bank, j
. " tra( j, . in Delaware & Hudson, in the pur
chase of a Jarpe block of Stock in the Land? J
yxrriiz^ Company, a rtal estate corporation. ;
*r.s JRJ R dfaliEtTS in the common and preferred ;
<hsrfs of the Wall Street Exchange Building
Association, which owns the twenty-seven story I
briMine at N'os. 41-4.'? exchaajte Plaoe. in \
xrhicb the hanks offices ar*- situated.
Jjje heaviest losses were those incurred in the ]
"Ire Trust" stock deals, which are placed at j
... ari<l in lne Lands Purchase Company i
tAaxactions. which are • -TimHT.-d at $300,000. !
7he Jops to the bank thmuph its ownership of |
a majority of the *«tock of the Wall Street Ex- :
dunge Building Association is placed at.j'
fIQQ.OOQ at lea=t.
ffeouKh the bank paid 5200.000 for 8.600 share? •
cf Mal!or>- Steamship Company stock ($-."• a ■
j.^. on October 23, 1906, it succeeded in dis- j
T»xir.g of 6.000 shares without loss. Tne re
maining .►.. shares were sold to C. W. Barron j
it Sr.r. a share and a note for STO.OoO was taken j
in payment. This not**, the complaint sas's. "Is j
paft du^ and has not been paid, and there will j
be a larse loss to the bank." This loss is esti- I
n-.ated at $3<WKK>.
The estimated los.-es in tl;<=> d^alincs in Chaae
Natior.ai Bank stock are placed in the com- j
■t,\iini ai v_- **X and those in the Delaware & j
Hudson transactions at £7,471 «& The exact to- j J
ial of the looses? to th« bank, according to the j
v^piair.t. Is $7r_\47l CS.
Th* r.arr.^ of Wesley M. Oler. president of the i
Acierksn Ice Company, figures in the ice stock
(kajs. A loan of >142«»*» went on the book? of
the bank on Aceitft 'Si. V.**:. ba Mr. Oler's
mxc is connection with 2.000 shares of Ameri- j
fgfl' Ice Securities Company stock. This was
jart of i block of 4.000' Fhares o; th»> 'stock : ,
4 hich Mr. Morse ■old to the bank on May 1. lt*rti. •
f«r -^iS^.."***. or -.--..■ sV.i ll! 1 a share.
The nock is now quoted at $1»>. The complaint
daises that th«» real character of this pur
< hs«* wa.= concealed r.'] covered by entering- it i i
«ro tl>? books as a loan to die E. Whiting, se- I
ami by the 4.000 shares of stock. Whitinc. '
the tonirilaint allefffc, was merely a dummy in !
Uw transartion. He.Wjta a clerk in the offio j «
ef Primrose & Braun. bankers and broker.-, who !
•rcrf ♦>mp!-)y»-'1 by Mr. Morse in many of his
Rock transactions. Arthur Braaa was formerly I 1
y.r. Morse's private jwretary. It was In shift- i (
«5 the d'jmmy loan to -■.-. -;ner on the boofcn of
■ iar.k that ... shares of th« Ice Trust ; i
tV«~\: were trar.sferred to a loan in ilr. Oler"s j I
.Matt. . 1
7h»n followM. aoco?-ding to the complaint, a. j -
".i^h tuifiwi shlftlns af loans, in whlrh the. • .
izn* of John L. iott. PuprxwHily another j
i-xnny. aL<o appears, which finally ended in i
Wvinjr the SI42,<MK) Oler loan ir. the bank "rep
r»s*Bted by or as aajafaat the cost ef 2.000 (
frsres of the paid stock."
The petition cites that Morse, Fiatrler. Have- j
BKs<er. Curtis. <Jates. Schwab. Chapin. Thomp- ]
«(* apd Barn-y -participated in, approved of *
mic ??spntpd to" the pavdaiaa ar.d di- po.«ition (
«f Ih* 4.000 shares of "Ice Trust" stock. An- (
•ft»- d*-al in r.OOO ..... of "Ice Trust" stock j f
*as. at-rord;ae to the ■epiakct. authorized by j t
Veprr?. Mirse. Fiagler, Havemeyer, Curtis and j c
Jersey only. The deal in llallory Steamship j r
C-asjiany stock, says the complaint, had as j (
*r<»sors Jfeirs. Morse. Flakier. Curtis. Gates j
*»t! Eamey. while the sa.M)" five directors, with j •,
Ti * addition of i!r. Havemeyer, authorized the j t
Ca&v Kationa! Bank stock transactions and j *
C» Detew-are & Hudson feals and the I>an<is j «
Pcrcba.se Company B air.
7L» Rin* cirwtors wfaaeß the complaint holds 1
'•'nmrsit;* for th* Wall Street Exchange Build
'- Associarion transactions are Messrs. Morse.
y'mzifr, Havemeyr, Curtis. .Schwab, Chapin, |
Tb«rpson, O'Brien and Barn.y. Ex-JusUce j d
sppean only in this list. He waa a j r
«-*rtor ror or!y a short thBM in the spring of J t
M»h!on I). Thatcher; of rucblo. Col., \m j f
n« made s d« f-jj-iant to the suit, as he rarely j a
Uteoded The board meetinJTK. At present ; '
Gokmel Tho-rj.son is in India on a tour of the ■
*wld and s!r. Oat*-s is in Texas. ! 1(
■^V complaint poes on to static thai the fed- ;
eutujo make the directors of a national i t
ttei reepcusibJe for all losses suffered by the ; \
Ft..-k or «th««r lliesal transactions and n
**« that Uif defendants be ordered to appear £
*■ «Bn and azanrer for the actK of v. htcii tliey i t
■ * r * if.tusf-d. | r
■ • ' ■ coaijJajnt says:
»jt a^ut May 1 1SO« the National Bai ■>' ,
America purc!ms.-d from li.. defendant *
im " tJ^es of the capital etoek of the t
J^nesn j, ( . s< , curitiefi <' O mi-aay t<,t v,.- Bum of ; c
ti«^" * >T '' j on «ai<J date P* iJ him sald amount > .
22Sf- Th< - r ~-'-l character <*f uut. purchase was I
!fc. ywd ttn'i coveted by enterlu? t:..- IU on
£*****« O. the »iu.jd uarik *ls a loin to one Leslie !
(Vt? Un? - secured by Uie eaid A.btH) shares <n ;
Kf* f "'"«>t^ral security. The «said Whiting was i
2rS d! >' irresportlbie and had no knowledge ot !
• CJtrest :ii -id transaction nor the tml<J stock ,
rivt Au «^st I".'. ISoti. . C">o -..:■• ■■: the said
- -* »er e imnsferr»«d t. anotb«i loan put upon a
r Slr ol^ <>'■ Um> said bank in like manner in the • &
•m". «* tv~d<-y m t , lf . r ln tiie amoont of Jl4:,»oo. ■ ,
~%h7. !?*" jj " (! " yl of Aid |142 t115.200 was
ted i^ Ut "'♦ *•«»<! II f'-nf '-n in Hi- ■...: . of Whiting n
tuL,—^ :'«: '« »as <r*<ii:ed to tne oomtiiission ac- t<
fcMi '" ln<? K^i<i U*uk a? :<nd Un a protit to the .
J^ * -tik ur^j tl,.- »&U> of raid stix-k and J4.453 :
•j.^ T# -«!t»-'1 !,. t!^ interest account of 'j,.- --.iii
"*-ai£!i i ¥' d for '"terest mcd and paid upon liie
f " «j.^T* itrT2 '* J< * r 3 - ''**• t* 1*"1 *" two thousand shari ;
«tt,f rt/x ' ll r«maln!n?r of the original purchase I 1
*»id if. . ' rTr e<l Irum tt»e wiid loan account to t!ie i c
«'si» , !iJt ' r -S to a lr.au acr-ount in ilif name ■f .
nil 1 -. Elliott nr.A w a p there oli«rp.rf at titSJPi", ! *
Vh», T ,*'3»>.^ifi -»vi,- ir«-dit'^i u|»"ii Jh*> original • <
" J z'.»» " a'^o-ij-i. Mien by Iwlamii.p. nil • ■!«»>- ,
~*i ». '•"" y<<i ' 1 a"«nmt. nuti Jf',r»72« v\:is «*r/d- _ .
"' m c«»r:im!f=.--i..ii account of the said baak ,
fc**tiauc«l on Mcoad pa*** 1 i
T-^£tE- : [&, »«t w,o-. NEW-YORK. SUNDAY, MARCH 8. 1908 .— FIVE PARTS.— FIFTY-EIGHT PAGES.
Insane Man Causes Panic in Cathe
dral at Ocotlah.
IPv TVleicrapfc to The Tribun-" -
Ocotlan, Mexico, March — A man of unbal
anced mind entered the crowded cathedral here
to-day while Bishop Ignacio Placencia was con
firming a large class of children. The man
closed and locked the cathedral doors, and loudly
announced that- had been told to lock the
people In and that the devil would soon arrive
and take the wicked. His words cauped a stam
pede to escape through the windows. Ten chil
dren were trampled to death and many other
persons were seriously injured.
Four Men Killed by Gas in Balti
more Tube.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. |
Baltimore. March 7. — City Building Inspector
Preston condemned as- unsafe to-night one sec
tion of the Pennsylvania Railroad tunnel und- r
this city throuph which pass all trains between
Xew York, Philadelphia and Washington. Four
workmen were suffocated by i?a.-: fume? in this
tube to-day and twenty other workmen were
more or less affected. Tea of the met' were
taken out unconscious, but were snon revived.
In his notice served on the railroad officials
Inspector Preston declared that tiie section in
which the men were suffocated is not properly
v. ntilated and therefore a menace to litv-. The
inspector sn>s this part of the tunnel .should
not b. used until in proper condition." The ma
chinery which operates one of the large ventilat
ing fans was out of order, and men are rushing
repairs on it. Passenger trains are running
thronch the tunnel to-nigh'
Bernard Carter, counsel for the Pennsylvania,
nenied to-night that Preston had any jurisdic
tion over the tunnel, and declared every precau
tion was being taken to prevent any danger.
Three Lives Lost in Pittsburg reck
Due to High Water.
Pittsburg, March Three lives were lost to
night when the tevboat Stella Moren. with two j
flats of coal, went over Dam No. '2 on the Mo- \
nongahela River at Port Perry. Perm.. and sank |
in twenty feet of water. The dead are John
Cox, engineer; Charles Loraine. deckhand, and
John Bush, fireman.
The Moren was about to enter the lock when \
the strong current, due to the high water,
swung it around, and before it could be con
trolled the vessel and flats were swept over the ;
dam and completely wrecked. Cox was caught ■,
between the lock wall and the boat and crashed
to death. The rest of the crew, numbering ten ,
men, were thrown into the river, but all were
rescued except Loraine and Bush, who were not
seen after the boat went down.
Schooner Ashore in Alaska — Sur
vivors in Peril.
San Francisco. March 7.— The schooner Czarina, j
which arrived to-day from Pirate Cove, Alaska, j
brought Mil that the schooner John F. Milton,
which sailed from Ban Francisco on November
23 for Bear Harbor. Alaska, was driven ashore
during a gale on January 8 at Ivatock Penin
sula. Unimak Island, and was broken in two.
Ten of the crew died from exposure, and it is
believed that twenty-five survivors are still on
the p«n;nsula.
Two of the crew put out in a dory for assist
ance and arrived at Sand Point after six days'
hardships. The light keeper at the island
pressed the schooner Martha into service and dis
patched it to the scene of the wreck. Up to
the time the Czarina galled the Martha had not
Clerks Watching Delinquencies of Others
Suspended for Idleness.
After they lad reported on the delinquencies of
otteri • hr of the. clerks who have been Investl
ea-ing the work of the men in Borouph President (
Coler« office wrre suspended yesterday by the j
LLllir —of Accounts. When Mr. Coler ap- |
ooared before the Commissioners of Accounts to ;
Z»n what he kn.-w about the reported d-linquency ,
o' the clerks employed in Investigating his depart- ,
ment he declared that Borne of his subordinates j
told him that several of the Commissioners of Ac- j
counts' men were loafing a good deal in his office. |
On the evidence of Mr. Colers nuoordinatw. who (
were summoned, the three clerks were suspended .
and will have to stand trial. Their names were
withheld pending an opportunity which will b*
given to them to make their explanations.
New Problem for Sociologists of University
to Dea. 1 With.
Vow the sociologist* and economists at Columbia ;
rniveVsity will really have romethln? practical to
io tf thetale reported by one pi the MM to a
p°olUor late yesterday afternoon has any found*-
Th, tndent wa* just rormn* up out of the
Lvmnasium at 6 tfetoe* >" the milling, when his
SSSTw- attracted to two of the «££-» j
V »,>re at work in the corridor in Lniversit>
SS H« JO** overheard the entence: •'Com*.
M^rfe. H >•« don't quit work I'll report y Z to the i
iO T^'.,. ; , , w t, wha passes much of hi* time io
iZ poli.ical economy f-mlnar, asked the speaker
Inats-e meant by the "local." but «he would say
•tine A little hasty private detective work,
nothing A . n n hat the gcru bwomen
!£' ZmJT. uS and were g oin X to nmk. Ithot
of t£Tead janitor at the university !f ho tHed to
SueT their wages or n,akeU,em work overtime.
* -Mirrh 7 The Reading Com-
P^ fon to-night suspended .operations at nine
ofUem for an mdeflnlte period. The other col-
Heries wiH be worked four days a weok.
, by T»prapn to Th- Trtbun*. 1 j
• r- „„ March 7.— Thomas Haley, one or i
Hartford. <*^-Jf ce a ™ Uant band who** bravery ;
the .survive™ °JJ immortalised by Lord Tenny- ,
U na S a j;ofth!ru ht Brigade." died atMS ;
"•■ to-day The only »urvK,,r
*£ tV Haley, is Thomas Trend, of I*.
' , „.,,.,1 Mveral ymn ago.
i.,[i v.j. '■:•'; ''•"'' •
v^rv March 7-It announced that Po»-■N^.P o»
■N^. *««. r.m.-1v wnlch ■ cur the wornt
lasa. the new Fkln rm y nl
«"«» of ■S* * _T_* a n' S and S-rl-d*a«
Brooklyn g g-ggg 60 a, well i,
dfnk *<""•;;, ;/ T^l^mi ease*. po.li.ni -tops
,i,*. era* *- >ai. ,\.,i- .r,.i urf ;< chronic cases j
£c Itcbinr '"■CSSrfniental sanplM may still J* j
in two week*. J'-*P« '". i.-merg«ncy Laboratories.
■ ; . ■:"■■' ■- - - " ~~~ '
Saj/s Rejmblican Parti/ Cannot Af
ford to Dodge Gambling Issue.
Poughkeepsie. N". V., March 7. — Governor
Charles E. Hughes delivered an address to
night before the Dutchess County Republican
Club assembled in Columbus Institute, in this
city. He spoke extemporaneously and was
■warmly applauded, especially in his reference to
the anti-racetrack bill.
The Governor was introduced by Francis G.
Landor, president of the club, and said, in part:
We cannot fail to recognize th« fact that at
this time the Republican party is the party of
golden opportunity, the party to which clearly is
intrusted the safe keeping of our institutions
and the protection of all that we hold most dear.
We are opposed by some who represent familiar
and long held Democratic doctrine and by others
who represent the fleeting fancies of unquiet
The Republican party to succeed must repre
sent the conscience of the American people. It
has represented in the past the American con
science. It was born as an expression of the
America* conscience. Under Lincoln it spoke
for the moral purposes of the people.
It owed its great progress as a new party to
the fact that it voiced the intense moral desires
of the people, and from that time to this it has
failed only when it did not measure up to the
standard which it per for itself at the outset.
and to-day, under the influence of the ir.domi
t;tb!^ spirit of President Roosevelt, it still repre
sents the conscience of the people and their <i<-
sire for reform and the correction of every
known abuse.
The Republican party most stand for the com
mon sense of the American people. What is to
he done must be done in a way that can be
demonstrated to the intelligence of thinking
IMB. It fs po time to throw out catchwords
to plf>as^ an idle populace. It is no time to at
tempt to attract votes by any measures which
are ill considered with reference to the just de
mands of honest business enterprise.
It is a time for patient consideration of every
condition which requires a remedy, to the end
that we may safeguard all that we have that is
good, while ire fearlessly destroy all that we
have that is evil. It is a time for confidence in
our Institutions, for confidence in our future,
but because rtf that very confidence we must set
to ft that we devote ourselves sedulously to
every matter which should engage our attention
as citizens so that no mistakes may be made,
that nothing that needs attention may miss at
i<;..ion. but that our progress shall be genuine
becaase orderly.
Now we have b»-n trying to proceed along
those lines In the administration of the govern
ment of this state. It has be<n my ambition as
Governor to settle every question that was pre
sented so far as my Judgment could permit m°
to assist in its settlement, according to its
merits and in a way that could be explained
satisfactorily to every fairminded citiz'-n of
whatever political belief.
Referring to the Public Service Commission,
the Governor said:
We- went upon the principle that you must
provide a place where men with grievances could
have a bear where troubles could be adjust
ed, wh. re evidence could be taken, where you
could get to a i»>int and decide it — that is the
essential thing In connection with any true
measure of reform. Get to a point, see what is
really in issue, what is actually needed, then
attend to it and attend to it in an open and
fairminded way, so that the people can under
stand what is being done.
One great thing we have got to do is to under
stand that when it comes to running this gov
ernment for the benefit of the people. In execut
ing the Jaw. things must not go by favor or by
pul! or. back-door influence. Th^y have got to
be done on their merits, according to a man's
honest convictions and his official oath, even
against his beat friends.
Now the important idea is that as a Repub
lican it is my business to see thiriers run just a"
near right as possible, and I do not think much
of any Republican who comes to me and be
srins to talk about any interests of the Repub
lican party standing In the way. Why, my dear
friends, if we allowed that to guide us, after
a while your Republican party would only be
a name on the ballot. 1 think I know whatttbe
people of this state want, and the Republican
party ought to be ready to give it to them —
if it does give it to them It Is invincible in New-
York. We have got a number of matters of
great importance un ler consideration this year
in the Legislature. We have got one that goes
right to the heart of tninsrs and that is the
abolition of this Iniquitous racetrack gam
bling. I say it goes right to the heart
of things because we should, as Republicans,
stand for the maintenance of our institutions.
We say that we are sane; we say that we are
safe; we pay that the credit of the country will
be supported. It all comes to this, that the gov
ernment is KOing to be run according to law. and
the fundamental law is the Constitution, and I
say that the Republican party of this state can
not afford to legislate against ilt for the sake
of gan: biers — to turn down the constitution of
the state. I stated we have always been a
party of moral purpose. If the party does not
practice that it will go steadily into a declin-.
Here is one of those questions where you are
not trying to execute some impossible moral re
form by visionary legislation. The abolition of
this evil will be the saving of thousands of men
who are now going to their ruin. The Repub
lican party cannot afford to dodge this issue.
Lost for Nineteen Years, First Knowledge of
Disappearance Was Their Return.
[By Tei«jrraph to Th« Trlbu.nf ]
Princeton, N. J., March 7— Ten volumes of mis
cellaneous literature which never had been missed
were returned to the librarian of the Coll--K« of
New Jersey after they had been away from the
library for nineteen yeare. The sender deposited
the package containing the books with an express
company in New York, but carefully concealed his
Identity. At first It was b. lieved that the volumes
were the Rift of a former Princeton student. bit
the seal on th«« title pages showed that they hn-i
been entered from 1873 to li>s>, when Dr. Vlnton was
in charge of the library.
"Will Leave Callao for Panama To-morrow-
Entertainments for Officers.
I>(ma. March 7.— Th» officer!" attached to the
Amerleaa torpedo flotilla continue to receive many
"atteDtions from the Peruvian autroritles. Lurch
eons ainners and garden parties are being given
1 m rv day by omeluls aJid private citizens in the.r
honor. The sailors of the fiotyia are liinnplsiy ta
their behavior on shore.
Yesterday the destroyer Hopkins manoeuvred off
San Lorenzo Island. The flotilla is taking eaal to
day. The vessels will leave here for Panama at 7
o'clock on Monday morning.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
rillisnillir March 7.-At the regular meeting this
afternoon of the Democratic County Executive
Committee a resolution to Indorse W. J. Bryan
for President waa defeated by a vote of IS to 1».
The friends of ex-Attorney General Judson Harmon
esaatder the. result a irreat victory for Harmon, as
R had sasa asserted that Bryan would carry
everythins before him in the home of Harmon
I'iulideli,',:;.. March 7-Two Chinese, June; Jow
„.!., Mock Kung will be handed in HejßiaaiHini
PrbMn here •■ Tuesday for the killing of several
of their fellow countrymen last summer during a
pistol battle in the atreets of Chinatown, in this
ciiy The warring factions belonged' to the On
Laoaa Teag and Hip Sin* Tons oiEanizaf.ons.
-i.e-.ia-. execution will sc the first haiißin of
.- chiaeae in ihis city, althoußh there have seea
-everaJ battle* between 1." rival 5... -l-ties irttl
itl , a] results. In »om« of these afTairs tu.- suilty
pien. usually brought here from «!i»er ciUes.
Italian Bankers Meet Threats by
Fusillade in Their Office.
Before a crowd of Italians in the bank at No.
240 Elizabeth street. Pasquale Pati. the pro
prietor, and h!s son-in-law, Ix>ulp Cartiere. fired
three shots rnto the body of a supposed Black
Hund agent yesterday. The man had entered
the place in the afternoon with a revolver in
his hand, and threatened to kill the banker and
his family. He is now In St. Vincent's Hospital,
and the surgeons say he cannot recover. In an
ante-mortem statement to Coroner Acritelli he
said he was Francesco Pallatro. alias Giu.seppi
Sapia. of No. 241 Elizabeth street, and impli
cated several ether Italians whom the police
expect to arrest to-day.
Tile hank remained open yesterday afternoon
to enable the depositors to deposit their weekly
earnings. The plafce was crowded. Pati and his
wife, Rosina: their son, Salvatore. and Cartiere.
who has charge of the bran< h postoffice on one
side of the place, were behind the counter when
the man entered with the revolver in his hand.
Tm going to kill you and your wife and son,"
be said, as he raised the revolver.
Since January, when an attempt was made to
blow up the bank. Pati has kept loaded re
volveaß near at hand. Both he and his son-in
law seized revolvers at the same time and
opened tire on the intruder. There was a rush
for the door, anil Pellatro fell to the floor. Patl'a
first shot took effect, but he and Cartiere con
tinued to flre.
Detectives Botti. de Giullo. An hipoli, Bo
narnio and Macelli. who were r.ear the place,
rushed into th*> bank, where they found Pati
standing over the man with a smoking revolver.
Cartiere still held his revolver and Mrs Pati
was unconscious behind the counter. As they
entered, an Italian who was in' the place, tried
to push past them, and he was arrested after a
sUUHtIe. At Police Headquarters he said that
be whs bflcnaeio di Augustlno, but would give
no address. He said that he called at the bank
for a letter, but the banker said that he aeTCT
saw th*> man before.
Additional policemen were sent from Police
H- adouarters and an ambulance was called from
St. Vincent's Hospital Pallatro was removed
to the hospital and Pati and Cartier* were ar
rested ort a charge of fe lonious assault, but were
later paroled in the custody of ex-.Tud^e Pal
mier!. The revolv-r used by the man and that
us^d by Pati could not b* found whea the police
made a s»-ar.-h of th« plac»- after the shooting.
"There were either two or three men wh<-> en
tered at the same time." Pati told Coroner Acri
telli. "The foremost was the man I shot. I
saw the revolver, and when lie pointed it at m^
he said. I'm going to kill you. your wife and
son ' Th»-n I grabbed my revolver, and as I shot
I heard the dirk. Of his receiver. I Hivd six
times, and my son an«i my son-in-law tired also.
"A bomb exploded In front of my bank about
f,,i;r weeks aero, and the money was spread
about the sidewalk. I have also been receiving
threatening letters fur the last fourteen years
and many persona have threatened me over the
telpbone. I had the revolver ready for such an
His story was corroborated by Airs. Pati when
she was revived and by Cartiere. Coroner Acri
telli Then hurried to the hospital to get the ante
mortem statement of the wounded man. Oxy
gen was administered whl!* the Coroner asked
the Questions, and the man became delirious
several tinvs.
"I went this morning to where, the elevated
trains meet [tho police believe that he meant
Chatham Square] and I bought a pißto! there,"
Pallatro said. "Then I went to Patl's place and
I said, 'Either you get me arrested or 111 shoot
you and the whole family." "
At this point an Italian priest approachf-d th<»
man's cot and pleaded with him to tell the
"You are dying." the priest said, "and you
ehould tell the truth."
The man then refused to tel whether or not
any on« was with him when he entered the place,
but continued by saying:
"I kne-w that I was going to die to-night any
way, and I didn't care what happened."
According to the police the man mumbled the
names of several Italians known to be the lead
ers of one of the so-called "Black Hand" bands,
and from his disjointed words it was gathered
that he was their tool. Pallatro has been In
this country only a few months, and the black
mailers. It is supposed, played upon his ignor
ance and forced him to attempt the shooting.
The surgreons found that one of the bullets had
entered Pellatro's right shoulder and passed
downward Into his stomach. Another struck
him ln the jaw and came out at the nape of the
neck. The third struck him ln the hand.
On the night of January 'J.H a bomb was ex
ploded close to the show windows of Pati *;
Son's bank, where $40.t«*> in gold and bills was
on exhibition. The windows of the building
were shattered, but the bomb had no effect on
the heavy iron bars covering the window, and
none of the money was taken, although it was
scattered about. Both Pati and his son. who
were at work ln the bank, rushed to the door,
but could see nothing- of the bomb thrower. The
street was crowded with paaetrahy at the time.
On February 12. detectives arrested Veto
Lauro. of No. 8B Prince street, Flushing, but
nothing: was proved against him. Pati at the
time of the explosion denied that h» had re
ceived any Black Hand letters. A little more
than m year ago th^r^ na? an Incendiary rir<» jn
the Italian '• nement boose above fh« bank, and
thre< days^sigoe bomb was exploded in the hall
way or So. -44 Elizabeth street.
Elack^Hand Letter Says Kings County Court
house Will Be Blown Up.
Judge Dike, nf Kings County, received a H!.i.
Hand in t.- yesterday, which declared that he would
he blown up with tli. county courthouse, and that
Lieutenant "Tony"" Vachris, chief of the Ft-U!an
detective bureau in Itrooklyn. waa also doomcl.
Ti noie sail:
"•D'ke, you rafceal, you have been too hard on
our countrymen. We have decided to kill you. A
m?.n has been selected to do the job. The county
court buildins will be blown up In a few ear* An.l
Vftkris ia dconied man also."
Ju.lge l»ik»* treats the letter as a joke
U.-bon. Jlarci 7.— Kins Manuel and the Queen
Mother Amelle held their first public reception *t
the palace to-Uay. It passed off without Incident.
IMarritz. March 7.— K!nc Edward arrived here to
night. He was greeted by un official deputation.
-It purities the Blood and is very XourishinK.
H T. Dewey *. Sons Co., 138 Fulton St., N.-w York.
— Advt. , . . • . ■ - . ■■■ , ; .
L«adJ nil In Reputation. Purity and Mrftlnnal
Properties. Hiram nicker & tat Proprietors
New York l>e ot and Oftf-e. 11S0 Broadway. B. i.
Robinson. Manager,— AdvU £ ■*■>■•„ ,
Many Saved from Tenement Blaze —
Aged Cripple Ilurt.
More than a score of men. women and chil
dren were taken from the roof of the five story
tenement house at No. 201 East sDth street early
this morning, when fire broke out on the third
floor In the rooms of an invalid man. The lat
ter was rescued only aft«-r he had fallen un
conscious In the hallway, at the same time
breaking his leg. The fire was a stubborn one
and completely destroyed the building:.
As he was closing his saloon, on the ground
floor. Arthur Fltzpatrick smelled smoke anil
traced it to the rooms of William Rietcnman.
eighty years old and a cripple. He turned in an
alarm. The old man was rescue with great
difficulty. Those livini? on the upper floors.
finding their escape cut off. rushed to the roof,
and when the firemen arrived men and women
were shouting for help. n
The work of getting ladders to the roof was
delayed by an accident to Tcuck 16. In cross
iing Third avenue at 59th 6treet the truck
crashed Into a southbound car and one of the
horses was Instantly killed.
Kansas City Unknown Thought to
Have Been Francis P. Clements.
Kansas City, Mo. March 7.— A man who died
at the Kansas City General Hospital on Febru
ary 19. and was buried unidentified, is believed
to have been Francis Patrick Clements, twenty- |
three year." old, brother and heir of Charles |
Clements, Earl of Leitrim. Donegal. Ireland. !
The body was exhumed this afternoon, and it j
answers the description of Francis Patrick
The young man took a room at a lodKingr f
house In January. He had little to say of him- '
self, except that his home was in England, and \
that he had come to Kansas City from Kew j
York. Purine: his stay at the lodKins house he .
pawned nearly all of his personal effects. He
was taken ill with pneumonia and removed to ,
the General Hospital, where he died without |
telling anything further of himself. He went
under the, name of Herber* Domlcan.
Recently a circular letter from the Salvation
Army Headquarters in New York City, con- |
taluir:sr a description of the missing brother of I
Lord Leitrim. who disappeared in May. 19<)7. ;
was published. A chambermaid in the rooming: j
house where Domican had stayed recognized
the description and informed Salvation Army !
officials. To-day a photograph and a full de- I
scription of Clements were received.
The chambermaid felt sure that the photo- ■
' graph was that of Domican. and the body was [
i exhumed. It answered the description.
KIKE CIIIX&SE guilty. \
Boston Orientals Face Execution for
: i
Murders Last August.
Boston. March ".- -Warry Charles, one of the
wealthiest and most influential Chinese of Bos- j
ton, and eiprht at his countrymen, alleged to be
notorious "hatchet men." were found guilty by a
jury In the Superior Criminal Court late to-day,
of murder in -the first degree on four counts
charging the killing of four Chinese in Boston
on August 2. 1907. A tenth defendant, who had
also been on trial on the same charges, died sud
denly in hia cell last Tuesday whiie the trial
was In progress.
In each ca.«« Warry Charles was accused of
being an accessory before the fact. in that he
"feloniously and maliciously invited, moved, pro
cured, aided, counselled, hired and commanded
others to commit crlmee." '
The cases had been on trial for thirty-three
days, the first four days being thrown out on
account of a. mistrial, owing to the Illness of a
Juror. More than four thousand typewritten
pages of testimony was taken and the cost of
the trial i« estimated at $20,000.
The murders for which the nine Chinese were
found guilty graw out of a long standing feud
between the Hip Sing toner and the On Leong
I tong, rival Chinese societies.
I '
j i
Ninety Mile Honeback Ride, with Short ! ,
Spurts on Foot.
Washington, March What Is 'o b* the com- I
bination of requirements of army onV«r» to -carry | '
out President Roosevelt's curriculum for the matn
tenance of physical fitness is a question which Is >
receiving consideration by many of the bureaus of j
the War Department. The latest phase of tr-e j
subject combines a ninety mile equestrian test j !
with several short, crisp spurts on foot. Some of j
the officers who have considered the subject seem j
to .letect in the plan In ltn present form n clear , (
intention to make the te«t so harsh tlAt many or ]
the older officers will ba unable to pass It. FV>!- '
lotvinK their retirement there wr.nl. i of course, be (
•room at the top" for younger officers. It is ex- <
plained, however, that the l|UtallMl of what the I (
test shall be is still a matter for consideration j.n.l i
>),! je, t for modl.ication. '
Record Run from Flower Hospital Barely «
Saves Man"s Life. j
t>i> \. j. ■ -..ii a »■■! In th» home of H.nrr «
Sellgtnan. the banker, m MrMentally overcome \
by iniiminatin;? cas in the basement rf the Se ia ,
man home, >.i No. 30 W«st sSth street, yesterday. <
Hi^ lif f : vns s::\i?d by a record run <.r tiie ambu- . '
lar»c« »-i i.->i was called from Flower Hospital. ,
Anderson was found by Mr. P-licmsn's hou.'e- ,1
k»"<>p«r. .ir.il . physician wa.= summoned, but he j
wa> unabie to arouse Mm, Sorr.- M telephoned \
to Flower Ho-pitnl. and Dr Hastings instructed i
peier .Myers. ■■ he driver, to cat " >r> speed. The |
run from ■:,. hospital. <*t •«»! street and ■■■ '-'■■■-■ ,
Kiver. to tii>- »Jeiißni.i!! t:ome wm mt»de in Ihre* t
minufs. HTtn Anderaori was bacli In the hospital (
Bv< minutes later. The anili'jianre went through ,
Fifth avenu* with a mounted -r.:.ir. ■*!!•• '
uhead to clear the w«y. . j \
m— . |
Bt.\ I- Patrolman FMnneran arrested for ?pe»-d- ]
in? ve.-"terday afternoon, at Dyckman street and 1
Broiitiwa.v. .i young nian who said t*i' he was
Joseph O. Kern, a- chauffeur for Mrs. Russell Saee.
\\. was charceil with si^eilm? at the rate of '
twent: miles an hour. T!i» pn.'on'r ajM his , 1
address as No. 109 Wt st i»th street. He iiep«.Hit»-d ,
lion In cash with UmHmm McDermott m bail. ! |
• , ,
r> r->!?raiih to The Trlbuo* 1 | 1
Plttsburs. .March T — Th»- eichteen-hour train on !
•'«. Pennsylvania Railroad, aceordlns to report f
reaching here thla afternoon, was almost three ;
bmm late i«-acliins Jersey City to-tJay. It was due :
at > -j a. n>.. but aid not arrive until 12:17 p m.
The. road promises to refund II an hour for mB \
time over eighteen hours consumeil between Chicago :
and New Tork. Th»re were |U pas.«enKer« " ri the (
train irh-n It pawaai throuKh fmbni th!-« morn- i
inK 3HIM 1 thr^ hours •*■■ j
, »— ,
QuicWeitt tun' via Atlantic CWwt Line R. k, 2:19 •
p. M- Office, Broadw»». cor. 3Jta 6..— Aav;, \ i
Woodruff and Odcll Men Equally.
Surprised If flf Action of Ex-
Congressman Douglas.
The ■ r-\r>» •••■! happened yesterday nocn at
the me^tinsr of the Republican State Commit!"*-,
\m:li State Chairman Woodruff presiding. whM
ex-''on?re<«sman William H I>-u(rlas. r>prmm-
Injr the 15th Dtatrict. In whtch the Governor llvew.
put through a renolution prateln* President
Roosevelt, warmly eulogizing Governor Hughea
and recommending 1 the selection of delegates-at
large and district delegates who will present *
united front at the Chicago convention tn MMf
of the Governor as a Presidential candidate. The
resolution was adopted by a unanimous vote.
The state convention Is to be held in rarnejfi^
Hall on April It at II o'clock, and ex- Lieutenant
Governor M. inn Bruce is to be the temporary
It is a rather odd circumstance tha th» Wood
ruff-Parsons men a year ago proposed the nain«
>f Mr Bruce as> temporary chairman and th«
Odell men In the state committee beat the reso
lution by one vot«».
The Douglas resolution was a £'»"••! deal of a,
surprise to both the Woodruff and th«» Odell
men. Mr. Woodruff on Friday sai-1 that h»
would not offer a resolution and ventured th;»
'•pinion tha! n«»ne •>♦ his frienri.^ would. In 'hit
he was right.
Ex-Governor Od>-11. who introdu •■•■1 a Hiashc*
r*»solutir.n in the state committee a year agi?.
said that a Hunhes resolution was unnecessary
thi^ time, as every on** M for Hughes, anyway.
• It was assumed, therefore, that there would ha
no Hiiß-h^.- resolution yesterday. But Mr. Dousr
ias willed i>rh»rw tse He told •'hairn-.an Woorl
ruff yesterday forenoon that h>- intended 'o offer
■ Hughe* resolution. He didn't g»r any en
couragemfnt. He told the Mil men Ifea same
thing, and he didn't receive any < ongratulntlli—
fr.>m th-ni. either. As soon as opporttir I of
fered at the meeting yesterday Mr. DoosNm
"Mr. Chairman, and sjeatlewwa "' th» State
Committee." said li» • Th-» Republicans o! t:ii»
stnte and nation are approachinsr another treat
Presidential campaign. Int^liteent people <i»
not anticipate a walkover such a» we had]
four years ago and eight y^ars ago. It seem* to
me that it is the> duty of thjs committee to <1-»
clare who is its choice for standard bearer in
the coming- campaigrn. New- York State bj the
most important state in th»» uni««n. It has be
come quite a common saying ainons politic:;: ri 1 *
that as goes New Tork .-<■ goes the nation
"I Believe that the result in this state this
year will AseMe th- r»»su't ln the nation. WV rtn
not want to gr> to Chicago merely believing that
we can elect this man or that man. We phou'.i
go to Chlcasro supporting a candidate so that
we can say re th- Republican* in the national
convention: *W« guarantee the election of -»ur
candidate." We sh'>'j!'i write the nnm» of t-ur
candidate in letters of cold. I believe that tliw
state has a man of destiny fr>r a ran<li>iai [
believe that the dial nf time has tirk< for ths
candidate from the Empire Ftate.
"We have in the White House to-day .-, gr-at
man. He has hL»zed a path through the v.il'lfr
nes.<» of corruption in h'srh asacaa He haa <!.:?:
deep Into the morass of things which are .==-.:>
ping- the life of this country. We will call th.it
man in the White H"«s» the pathrnaker. V.'c
have another man at Albany who will continue
to do for this country what the lncuml ■ of th«»
■White House has done. We will cail hii the
peacemaker. We have had th« work el the patr*
maker. Now, let us have the peacemaker. \V<»
have no fear of praising nn» or Indorsing tlia
other. It Is time every raan mad* up his mi.Tri
where he stands on thN question. Let every
man come out In the open and state his posi
tion. The name I desire t > write on our banner
is that of the Governor of this State, th«» Hon
orable Charles E- Hughes."
At the_mentton of the President Char - W.
Anderson applauded vigorously. Thre* deaa*
eates greeted the Governor name with cheers
■Mr. Chairman." continued Mr. .Doug-las, 'I
offer the following resolution, whicli I will as!*
the secretary to read"
Secretary Glf-ason read as follows:
Xew York hold* the prou.i aeeMaa of bavin?
srivea to Urn nation one of her Illustrious *o.i*
who now occupies the Preslflenrw*: chair. Few. i£
»ny. Presidents bare ever been held In «o high ;*
regard '■■: the nation and tlie world. He ha<»
SIMM great s. r■-•r ■-• •••• to his country b- a russrod
determination to op{..>»« wrons*>in(t "and In d»
liiamiinij JnMtee for all. We can never repay th.«
if-bt •.:' giaxituii- we. therefore, <nrm him. W.*
lender him. as h!s term of otHce draws toward a
-lose, our hearty inaal and his name wi!l un
.loubted!y so down to posterity as of the greatest
.n.i Basal heroic Ba>ar» ir American history, lastly
linked with those of Washington. Lincoln. Grant
jml McKlnl-y.
The I'/.-::- ot th* Empire »ral» \—rr properly
?x;'«M.-t tliut our delegates to lti» BJ«pahi*caii N*ti"n
i" 1 "on- ent! will prea and- urge the «e!eeti<»n
»gain of w»e oi our.nrtr.y worthy sons tn rh-s
rreate.=t offi«e in the gift of o:r people. Th. *tat»
*ornmit»ep oelieves th«t the wisdom of o»ir ehoic*
■rill undoubtedly commend itself ■•> all -la--- « oC
rjur eitfatena and to th» country generally it «•<»
: ;«raestl> advocate the election of the Governor r.t
r>ur state, tiie \!<>n. £harl*s E. Hng .-« for th*
Presidency. Ho is * •!'. of the Lincoln r\-p*. ab>,
:pr!j;iit. intr«»pH. honest, fearless in d'ity aril de
leted io tii»- t.^or>lp'!« j,.-s' tr'er^- - Slnc«» he ha 1 *
•^on prominenlly before the p'iblir his •tron« Inrti
lidmuty lias trrejitly .•--■■ t:s-all. In all hi-»
r>ub!ic utier::n"<»s li<» t-arrl*»s convic-tlon by Ui f
ler.t ?;nt-efit> and the B*anestteaat>l« purity of h!»
iioiives. In pi:»«inr -.l 5 name before th» eountrv
i<< our Standard bearer we are convinced w» ar>»
>re«entfng jmit'i»r great l<^»der to th* lon. on*
aho will atlfl U glory to our »t.<*t» an«t
iphold the traditions of th» Reputllcan parr-
[;»i>»!v«i. Thai we recommend the s«<actl<>n of
ifieg.ites in tht- various 1 ''ingr»»s dlstrii-tii »Rd of
l«-I»«i;ate<»-ar-!arge who will act in complet* rur
tnony with the ntirjyise of thU resolution, to th»
n<l that t';-' lU-l^satlon rr» the n.itlonal conventlor*
'rorti this mtag* may present a united fror.t Ir. be
:in!f of our varwlidate
Mr Chairman." said Naval OnV«r F. J. H.
Kracke. of Brooklyn, in seconding the resolu
licn. •as you probably know. I had prepared
-evolutions on lines similar to those pr»sentert
.y Congressman Douglas. It is flttlna- that the
-(-solution indorsing Governor Hughes should
•me fr< 111 th. representative of the Governor's
home district. The Republicans of this stat*
BBaaJd work sincerely for the nomination at
Chscaaji of Governor Hushes. 1 heartily »eoond
the raeelaajeasV'
William L. Ward, of Weatchester. offered the)
fulloulnsr. which vva- adopted:
\\ii--- Th^ ofil<-t:il call for the Republican Na
tional Couventlim. to be held June IS. 190*. as ts
smed .\v t!>e i;iT>uWl«-;tn ■■■■:• t Committee, pro
firtes that ~t he gnas district delegates aba!t b»
lect^l by cmvrntinns called by the fiepubtlcan Con
5 r..^«i...; (■oniniilt** or . acti district, of which at
l-» 3; thirty days" noti.y *hall bay« b*en puMl«h>d
in -ionn- nf-n-sp:iji»-r <»r jvtpers of jtenera.l circulation
lit tli' ill^trtot : iTovid«l. ttw» in uny C'onsre;w ...
trif! «>• re th"r- is no Urpubli'Mn Congres^ioa*!
L'otnmiittr r ■■• Kt-pubiican State Committee shall ac
lubaatuted Xor and rtpr«*tni Urn Congrtssinnii anas*

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