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Justice Lsushlin's order staying Justice O'Gor marts nrtl'r. which i: returnable to- morrow, and ti»<? mar wi'i go merrily on.jwnil? depositors wait f. r their money. ! m:\IAL BY HAVEMEYER. ■Bank Head Says Directors Author- Sized Xo Stock lOeals. TV •■• - 1". Havnaaeyer. president of the suspend ed National Bank of North America, when seen at his Jjom<» last night and a«ked about ihe suit to col lect ... $700,000 fil.a against th« bank's IMMN Viy Charles A. Ihm, th» receiver, in which it is tipped thai the back suffered heavy losses through speculations in lev Trust and other stocks, said that to his knowl*dsa no stock speculations were ever authorized by the board of directors. •Then M m called to Mr. Havcmeyer's attention that the complaint in th- suit seemed to point to tte bank having been heavily involved in various Kjook transactions, most of which had turned out «li*ai>trciusljr. he replied that a careful pcnital of the comrUint seemed to him to show confusion as to whether th«» de*ls enumerated were in the nature *if MDCk transactions or merely loans. Asked concerning the allowed loans to "dummies, * as enumerated in the complaint, M: Havemeyer «id emphatically that *>* "dummy" loans had rv»r passed the board of directors-. Ha pointed out. in addition, that ft was the duty of the direc tor* of 1 a bank to pass on the collateral offered for a loan, and not to look up the family history of the would-b« borrower. This statement was made in reply to a question as to the loans made to Leslie. E. Whiting, a • lerk in the office of I rim row A- Braun. bankers and brokers for Charles TV. Mcr.T. The complaint charges that these were "dummy" loan?. Mr Havemever succeeded Alfred H. Curtis, as president of the bank last October when Mr. Morse was forced to mail M had been a director for the last "hi years. *.-*'.»"»« Charles W. Morse, when asked what he had to ray about th» suit, said: •I think the directors would be very glad to as rume the transactions hi question, as they will t-how a. very handsome profit." According to the figures of Mr Hanna. ■■ out lined in the bill of complaint, there is a loss to the bank of upward at IWMW nt present market prices Henry Chapin. Jr.. a director of the National Bank of North America; issued a statement last r.icht. in which he said: l <.-o rolices to the effect that the board of dl -*etor* of the National Bank at North America are defendants in a suit brought against them by <-harle« A Hanna. receiver or the bank, for mono s lc"t through simulation in stock lor account of i£? ban*, from liar. s*. and for about ana year oTisuins. and that my name is mentioned as one of th»» directors conrerued. ■ . , be— To -t.-.-^ that in March. fMK. I resized from tho board of directors to make room for a BenU*. 31 ,»n whom Mr. Morse desired. and from that time r November ,>r. 1 was not a director of th;- JSS did not attend any of the board meeting, and 1," "r^o knot ■ - of the speculntlvo purchases •■Vmitu. of the K«»j4tk»iiian who took my place .3 mention*^ together with mine. Both of us could tIT, Wi; .blo.-.T we -wer** Ml ■iJhil at the same time. S^rti«n ITS of the federal banking laws makes it a misdemeanor for any officer of a national bank to mak* any unauthorized changes on the books of the bank to shift or cover up loans. The punishment Is jjv» y*mr* In prison. Tho bill at complaint charfies a ■saline and rJovertaß ur of purchases of Ftock by th^ medium r« "duaimy" loans. nan seems to be. a possibility. Ihrrrfo-e of more investigation into the affairs of in* National Bank cf North America br the federal prand jury. , C F U. DELEGATES STOP A FIGKT. "Union Fireman Objects to Circulars Criti cising Investigation of Graft Charges. , fin ngbt - the corridor of the Central Fed r :*xr4 Union"* room* yesterday afternoon inter rur^d ..-...-,. The trouble occurred over the distribution of circular*, fipned by -imself, byß. 3 B-dford. who hands out sMbjera denouncing labor lea*** at the door of the meeting room. ThY circulars contain sarcastic criticism? of the invalidation the Central Federated mion lias carted into the bargee of, graft made In conrseo ,ion with a meeting in the Murray Hill Lyceum sorr ,,» ma**. hM I*. Holland, of th» Keren trk ■■-.-■ - Union, spoke to Bedford, who struck V.im. Several delegates separated the fighters. Bedford's face -eras temporarily distjsrured. IYON MAY BE CITED FOX CONTEMPT. dispensary Suitors Aroused Over Attorney General's Attack cm Judge Pritohard. Ash-viUe. N. C, March 8. -The attack made or. Ju«ic-. riluharn by Attorney General I-yon at Au- CUMg . 6*, lift •■-' v - - •■Pin the attorney Gen eral severely -■-..) th» action of the judge In *r>pointsnj: pWtnatH-nt receivers for the South Caro ■m Bail i ■nary- fund. eßMSsea ■ BetwaUon in this rity. th" judp^s home. El is sta:<=*l to-nisrht that rrr<r*^ntatives of Home of. the suitor? will cell the .... of fa* court to the Attorney General** at tack and ask Jnd^ Prltchard to attach the Attor ney' General for contempt of . sort, on the ground that while reflections on th»» Jadee!a rw*rson;il char *ct«»r an* not contempt, the advice of Attorney Grn»-ra! Lyon to the eoaunissloneni 10 disregard the ... of the fwkrai court uireetir.s; the deliver ance of Ilic .... road of JVJO.OCO to the re ceivers docs in itself constitute contempt, in that V tend* actually to ....... administra tion of tbe ooiirt and to nullify its powers. Judf Pritcliard to-day «l«*lined to Bathe any Btnacsaeßt, saying that it -was not Mi practice to disctirs cases in his court. ELECTIONS IN ABGENTIKA. Government Will Have Majority of Seventy Deputies — Buenos* Ajres, March fc.— The fieri ions, ■which were held io-day.-lia.ve resulted in a complete v: ' tory lor th*> covrrnment, v.hUh will have a ma jority of seventy In xhf Cliamlter of Deputies. Good ord»r is xmilntsinod thr"ii^liom ihe republic TENNESSEE PROHiBiTiON CAMPAIGN. ' t-V i • fPRJESrS SLAYER'S TRIAL TO DAY. lvnv»»r. March ' — Oiuf^-pr*" Alia will J>^ placed i «^t« trial 88-eaenw«r tm the murder ef Path) l^o Helnricfis. •**» araa ahel at th«-> altar of st. Kin* t*th'e ftotaaai Catholic Church February 2X The j r>feiice Tia« erjg;jg~<i have* alienists and the :»ros«»- j cution has tummont-d eisht alienists to ottt-i any I daiiKF of insanity that may be rais«-d by Alia's at- i Bsswej - ' TO CLOSE CAPITOL TRIAL FRIDAY. Harrisburg. ' ■ •— . March | — Lawyers for tlie defendants In the «"apitel tract trial have ar ra.r!ic>-d "■• limit t -i- speeches to the Jury as mu<:h as ixjssibJe to that the case niay be closed »-»fore Friday. An agreement will be announced to-iriorrow morniss to extend the hours of court. Th» next trial will begin on March -•''. and law yers for both r:oes say they dO nOt de^.'ie post l«on-rjn«»nti-. I '• Ilrnatv* ft rliitiitm"- " I I <^*> • nCC3 tW»TKI Celebrated Hats that unite the three essentials of fash ion — style, charac ter and quality. IPI HrMdwiy I S9 Kttb Ay. Sc7MTthAv. PLEA FOR COMMUNISM. LOOKING FOR A LEADER. Dr. Van Eeden Points to Salvation Army as an Example. Dr. Frederick van K^den. the Karl Marx «nd Prudhomrne (with ■ difference", of Holland, the dif ference being in that he coupled actualities with theories, addressed the Civic Forum at Carnegio Hall last evening, cominc over hero, especially from Buesum to explain Mi work. The audience was sympathetic, applauding every altruistic idea ad vanced. He gave a history of his successful ex periments In Holland, Bad pleaded for an army, in dustrial, based on the Salvation Army idea, to be spread over the world to act a? a leaven in the nfl- i vancement or civilisation. ''<3o to the bee for an ! example of having but not monopolizing," was the earnest advice he gave. In opening ha said that in the old World they used to have Ma**. one at a time, for each nation.. Here ha found of! kings, steel kings, sugar kings ana railway kings. But he said that he was look- Ing for a leader of communism for the world, on* ■ with the Christ-like self-denial that would give the cause the right incentive to success. Hamilton Holt, the editor of 'The New York In dependent." Introduced Dr. van Eeden. Mr. Holt called attention to Dr. van Eeden's work for prac tical reform m Holland in the face of many and al most unsunnocTitable difficulties. j The doctor, In beginning his address, said: j Now. don't call me nani« and say 1 sin a com munist, a socialist, an anarchist, a collect Ist or what you like. Don't bother over words. Won't be afraid of communism, of socialism or any other i«m Look lor what is rlcht and try tn do it. If communism means the possession of goods in com mon do we not see communism, real practical communism, springing up everywhere? I ask you is a public library not communism? Is a museum not communism? la Yellowstone Park not com "m* experience taught me in a decisive way that j onr original form of communism as practised by the ancient Christian*, according to the Oospel is not only utterly Imposalble. but also undesirable. We all have met people who maintain that even In the present condition of society we ought to follow t ••".•. Sample of Christ and His Apostles to the let t.r .nd do away with private property. This aort of people also flocked to me at the beginning of my expWftnents. and it Is r fact of which you max easily assure yourselves that it la no use at all to tell these people how history teaches us over and over again that idealism is untenable. ANALYSIS OF COMMUNISM. The speaker then pointed out that th« most fa natical communists, in his experience, were the Oral to compUin of the painful and artificial situa- j tion They yearned for their private home life, j with its family tUs and personal possessions, and realized that the so-called communal liberty was wwrse than slavery. But said the doctor, it was not especially convincing In placing the blame when each condemned his fellows as hypocrites or impostors. Getting down to the analytical part of his address. Dr. Van Eedea said: We want to know, first of all. what goods ought t^ become property in a well ordered community. We want to know how we are to deal in a fust ana rightful way with capital and rent: not to do awa> with them, "as thes^ fanatics would have us »«, for civilized mankind could not exist without them. but to handle them ably, fairly and justly. We want to know how t.» deal with wealth so as to give it an equitable distribution: not to do »w»5 with wealth. lor poverty is not at 3i! a venerable and holy thing, as any man with sound reason and open even niay know. . . It is "ho v.rv clear that Hi- present social Institu tions of mankind are suicidal, being pernicious for the individual and the race, that if we did not know the power of convention, the pertinacity of certain errors and th« inertia of the mind of the masses. v>. -< could hardly understand how man can bo thoughtlessly work for his own undoing, in 1 ereat dance- i "see in this is that th" most capable mdividuali. are allows! to accumulate for thrown private use such a quantity of wealth that be fore they lose their working power they, hare lost every stimuli:* to work on. and ran If «T.. 1l*!' live in the greatest luxury, they and their chtMren. simply by doing nothing. I pray you to mark this v.eU-I don't se*» any dancer in the fact that the most capable and ablest men are remunerated yerj highly so as to give them full satisfaction. nßutn But the Imminent danger for us all for »oci*tj nnd Individual, for us and our children lies lieie that every man has berore him th»ppml» inty.ot eivirc up" his labor altogether and of living on his K«mey-Siat "la *<> say. on usury and parasltism without giving any equivalent hi useful worn. MEANS OF PRODUCTION. Organization, continued the doctor, strict, power fr.t. p*rfPttly functionating organization, was the all romnKuiding condition of communism, and es pecially of land communism. Still, he thought the mast important would be communizatlon of the means of production. Capital itself, and Its Invest ment, re declared, must as a first step be com munlzed. While these were interdependent in the general scheme he mad "the foregoing differentia tion. Then be went into detail, continuing with an appeal to all malcontents: The communizatlon of capital and rent, the trans ferring of the accumulation of goods in the hands of the community, that is, the first and more im portant step we have to make, in the Interest of all humanity. That is to say. means of produc tion, common property, accumulation— and rent— ln the hands or' the community, wages given according 10 the given work, after the standard of general appreciation shown by supply and demand — not doing away with rent and capital, but taking St out of t!:.- hands of the private individual, be cause to individual is .strong enough to bear^tb* freedom and the power of unbounded wealth. I pur this question before all malcontents, before 8 1l socialists, all revolutionaries, ail communists unil c!a(-s liehters. Why do you not hi! join hands and make laws and Institutions and rules after your own heart, doing business in the way you think Just, bringing capital into common possession, outgrowing and outwitting the political states and your opponents? My practical experiments have giv<'n me the answer which the theorists could not give me. Tlie reason is that men are rot at ail the inde pendently and rationally acting animals they think themselves to be. Men are acting and thinking always more or less herdwlse, under the Influence of creal leading minds and strong spiritual cur r<nt-= If f.i« were thinking and acting rationally and independently, a great commercial body with a : ust an«l rtgl.t«ous social organization could easily and quickly be formed: and it would, because of its greater seif-preservaiion ;.nd strength, easily out grow all other human corporations and organlsa- But in the present condition of mankind such a con«nunltv will not be formed unless a great, pow erful mind, a commercial and organizing genius. take* tiif- matter ... band and sets all his life find heart to it. The fact i« humiliating 1 , but we must accept '.' AN IDEAL SALVATION ARMY. , Van -p. .!• ;• held up the bee communities a.i ;.I,»als for human organization, but. with devia tion* he referred to Hi- Salvation Army us a proto type of what can h* mmm m a social way. He would have ■ salvation army that would prevent the making of destitutes and sinners. Such an „..„,•, tie said, rva^ lar m<<re wanted than the re iigi«»u.^ organization. Under five heads he tabulated Viis fVnif: A Siilva'i'Hi Aimv which Raved mankind from the Whol'Sale destruction of good ch;- raster and ca padtiej> of moraU and Intellect, by unbounded pri vat« wealth *!>.) its consequent extravagance, Idle ness and luxury. A Salvation Army which -li.l busings-hard, seri ous business— withoul falling into the snare of self destruction wnl ii now awaits every prosperous business man. A Salvation Army which accumulated unbounded capital by trade and commerce, bat never allowed it to be squandered by private individuals, turned irto fools by too much liberty and power. A Salvation Army which by a few strict, simp). rules excluded the usurer and the parasite, allow ing no one of Its members still fit for work to spend his time in Idleness or the common goods in insipid amusements. A Salvation Army which suffered neither spend thrifts in its rganization nor capable men starv ing for want of work; which took care of its old workers and invalids in an honorable, not humillat- U'g manner, '■m-oaraging art sad science with un bounded liberality as the great uplifting factors of mankind, taking care with broad-minded goner osity of th< education of its younger members as : ... great well spring of human perfection. •"Such ■< Salvation Army," I>r. Van Eeden said, ■"1 am dreaming of." lie said rather dolefully that he could not iii'.i^ 11 n.l. out. for aft.!- all he was only a dreamer of dream Bui he asked his audl • •in — to remember that nil pret-ent great realities :• ad for their father a dream in past sgea. And lie said: "The dreamer of dreams in day* gone by, when he dared to believe In dreams already f ; <r surpassed by our real lire, was called a fool, just as I am often called now." He dosed with an iip peal la his audience to i<■ slaves to .i word. "Yon me fr*o to ■ .-V- my <:!•:. communism, collectiv ism^ or what not, i:;i this I maintain, that it has the ereativ« jower of vitality, that it is no personal bobby of mine, but Hvei in the souls of thousands and millions, and that there may be some of the youngest among v«>u ahe shall si • it turn some finy . to glorious reailty." The questions a] tiur end of the address came tliirk afid fast, but !:.• speaker was ever ready with an answer. His contention throughout ail was tlu» nec**sity f«>r uaseh.vhnesa in the (.ill. out ><f hla plan A NEW CHILIAN TORPEDO TUBE. Valparaiso, March ?.--A Chilian naval otiic^r has iii-.'T.i-d a torpedo lubo which, after ortlc-ial trials with Mtcellent results, the Admiralty^ has ordered H«J"j.ud on I;'m:J all torpedo boats. jf&tf-tttK DAILY TRIBUNE, MONDAY, MARCH 9,1908. JAPAN'S NEW NAVY. ; Details of Increase in Strength Since Russian War. Tokio. March 8. — Trustworthy figures are now I avnilable showing the present strenpth of the Japan ese navy compared with its strength when the war with Russia broke out. Details are appended, but the totals may be briefly, stated : One hundred and fifty-seven vessels of all descriptions, rrpre^ntinß a tonnage of 253.742 tons before the war with Btaaala, and 194 vessels and 51.". tons at the present day. I Further scrutiny of the figures shows thai Japan : possesses to-day more than tulce the BaunhM of battleships she had before Ihe war. ■ third as many 1 armored cruiser*, three 1 more other cruisers, nearly throe times as many destroyers^ but fewer torpedo t boats. Her naval losses -during me war included ! iivn battleships, the Hatsuse'and the Yashlma : eipht cruisers, the Takasago. the Yoshino, the. Sai yon. the Mijako, th" Heiyon. the Atago, the Oahina | and the Kalmon : two .jestroyors, the Akatsukl and j the Hayntori, and seven torpedo boats. No.". SI, 3.". [ 42. 4S. 51. 13 and 63. or a total of nineteen vessels and 4«.6tS tons. On the other hand, as against the two battleships torpedoed by the Russians, the Jap • anese bagged at Tort Arthur and in the battle or I Hie Japan Sea six battleship!", representing TC.IOG tonp. the Or.-l. now named the tail if. the P-res | viet (SacaaaO, the r«ltnva (Ta«iKO>. the Retvizan (Ilteen). the rohii.la (Sue» and the Nlcolai I (Iki). Japan also captured two coast defence turret ships. the General Admiral Aprnxine, now the Okinoshinia. | and the Admiral S.nipvin. now the Mlsbima. I In addition there were taken eisht unarmqrtd "cruisers and five destroyers, or a total of twenty one vessels, representing m,f>4o tons. Thus ih " not gain without further buildlnt: on Japan's part, .s f ern to be two in number and 5R.?24 In tonnase. the discrepancy between thoso. divisions being: due to the fpet that Japans chief Rains were hi battle ships and cruisers. Critics of the expansion pro gramme are naturally asking why. in the face o. } thes- figures, which indicate an- advance of rulij i 00 per cent, including: new construction, the Gov i ernment should still persist in makinc the army and navy appropriations more than SI per cent M the total national expenditure for th* next MC*l year. Leading financiers and business men do not hesitato to point out that as lons as the above ! disparity is maintained the country must expect to ! Invite foreign distrust, while forthcoming attempts I to negotiate a new loan are likely to encounter no small opposition, and even If successful will prove so only at the cost of a sacrifice, of prestige in the shape of some form of hypothecation. The following are the figures: BTfUESGTH WHEN THE WAR BEGAN. na.M^r// • 54.6T>2 ton*. Battleships £ „ s 2 ton! .. Armored cruisers . U1.470 tone. Other cruisers ** «isi« tons! Destroyers '• 7. 119 tons. Torp«<lo beats s " ___ To . al 1.-.7 2.53.742 tons. BUILT numsr. on since the WAR. Battleships 71 r>oo tons. Battteahlpa • Th» Katori. the Kashima, the Akl and the Satsuma, the last two of which are now re ceiving their armaments. 4 3(5,700 tons. Armored rrui»?rs ' The Taut una the Ikoma, the Kuruma and the Ibiku. the last two of which are now receiving their armaments. '. 7.004 ton*. Other ii iilwil The Tone, the Todo. tIT» Mosami, etc.. all of which are under construction or re ceiving their armament?. « 76" loam. g£&£T.:: :::::::::n::::::: » -^ 573 tons ■ Uestroyer? ■** _J Total. 6 * MM»h» PRKSENT FOKCE. . . • ,-• IPI SSI tons. Battleships is- -TSf>.»*» toni=. Armored cruisers ,r 185.282 ton*. oihT cmlßsrs ■ — ■ ; ;.VI tons. T«>rr«"do boats i- 20, 50S tons. Destroyers * •_4 515.052 tons. The'^narmored" Russian cruiser, captured have been renamed as follows: The Bayan heA the rallada (the Tsugaru). the Varlaß (the So>a> the Novik (the Suzuya. to be used as one of the training sonadrcn at Yokosuka). the Mandjur (the Manshu) the Angara (the Anegawa) the Kazan he Laid) «nd the Sungari (the Matsuye). The five Russian destroyers captured have been renamed as follow*: The Ryeshitelml (the Yama- S. the Biedovy (the Satsuki), the Sftay^tbe FumizukiJ, the Oairdamak (the Shirmami) and the Vosadnik (the Maklgurno). BARCELONA GUARDED. Visit of Spanish King Gives Rise to Great. Anxiety. Madrid. March S.— King Alfonso wilt leave here to-morrow ni«?ht for Barcelona, but the strictest secrecy is observed as to which of the two routes the royal train will take. In the opinion of the public, the King's visit is foolhardy, but the Cabinet believes that the danper has been exaggerated and that the visit will prove beneficial politically. Queen Victoria will not accompany the King:. Barcelona. March B.— The city Li being decorated and no official efforts will be spared to give King Alfonso an enthusiastic reception on his arrival here on Tuesday. The greatest concern, however, is felt for the King safety, owing to the activity of th. Catalonian revolutionists and anarchists, who recently have created almost a reign of terror in This city. There have been five bomb explosions here since January 1 and not a culprit has been caught General Linares, who was in command of the Spanish forces at Santiago and is now Captain Gen eral of Catalonia, will be in command of the military arrangements, and In conjunction with In spector Arrow, formerly of Scotland Yard and now chief of police here, is Uklng^every precaution to insure the safety of the King, who will be his per sonal guest. In addition to the troops who will line the route wherever the Kins: goes, practically all the civil guards In Spain, except detachments in Andalusia, are concentrated her*, and eislit hundred police have boon specially drafted for this Bervfce. In structions have been issued to the police to search all persons wearing 'our Spanish capes, under which arms might be concealed. This will be King: Alfonso's fourth visit to Bar celona. While li»re he will greet the Austrian fleet and open an extensive scheme of street improve ments. CUBANS GHEET GOVERNOR MAGOON Arrival at — Warm Welcome Given at Carnival Procession. Havana. March B— Governor Magoon, accompa nied by Captain J. A. Ryan, of the loth Cavalry, and Captain Marti, arrived her« this morning on the United States revenue cutter Hatuey. He was received with a national salute from the guns of Cabanas Fortress. This afternoon the Governor drove, In an automobile in the carnival procession through the Prado. being showered with confetti amid shouts of "Viva Magoon!" VENEZUELA PAYING AN OLD CLAIM. Mexico Receives Draft on Loan Originally Made to Colombia. Mexico City. fcfaaea fi.— After a delay of over four years Venezuela has ntada the first payment on the Mexican claim for $300,000, a draft for £.1,500 having bees received by the Mexican govern ment yesterday. The origin of the claim wax a loan sMda to Co lombia about the middle] of ths last century, at a lime when Venezuela and Colombia were united. When the two nations rated Venezuela as- Burned responsibility of the Mexican loan, which Castro eventually repudiated. Fifty years ago Mexico sold i,,. claim to .Martin Martinez «I*-1 Rio, of whose satate th. late Pablo Martin./, del Wo was the principal bolder Five years ago Hi xj.jo pressed the claim, it being finally decided t.i arbitrate, with Spain as mediator. The decision was favorable to Mexico, but Castro re» t>!S?d la accept it. and appealed to the Hague court, which affirmed the first decision. Vv-:->*ot!.i is <-•*, j.e«'U-<i i" make iiKnithly p»ym«rts> TRY WEEK IN ALBANY. Gambling Bills May Pass Assembly —Fate Rests. in Senate. (Tiy Telegraph to The Tribune.l . Albany, March f.— With the Assembly likely to pass the Governors anti-racetrack gambling legis lation this week, or nt laaul advance M well on Its road to passage, the fat* of those measures seem* to rest in the Senate. More particularly does it lie In the flaws 111 committees on Codes and Judiciary. the latter of which consistently defied the Governor in the Kclscy case. if indications, thr careful calculation of shrewd observers and equally careful and detailed work by racing —It and their friends the Ramblers have not gone astray, the Senate Is preparing to defy the Governor, also M his nnti-RamblinK recommenda tion. The prediction was made by •'"- Senator to night that the racing i^oplo could summon to their Rid twenty-seven votes, and if necessary another now considered a* held in reserve. The poll they have taken privately hi not unlike the roll call of the original Kelaey vo!e. which also totalled twen ty-seven?; although its personnel in some particu lars is different. Three courses are under consideration by the rac tag people, who BN going ahead M if they were certain of success. The one weak point in their Plan- is that they are exhibiting indecision as to what method if use to rid themselves of this trou blesbme legislation, and that indicates to some that they may not be so certain of victory as they art pretending to be. Theya.o hesitating between JJJ" in* the bills In committee, reporting them and kill ing them on the floor Of doing then to death by emiisculating amendments. The bills will come up for action in the Assem bly Codes ComtnlttM when that body meets on Wednesday: Assemblyman Murphy, its chairman will urge that they he reported. There is not much doubt that his committee will stand with him. al ttouctl it hi possible that some member may have shifted his position since the end of last week. If for some reason the committee will not report the bills, Mr. Murphy has told friends he will move «* the floor of the House that his committee be dis charged. This Is drastic action -almost unprec edented-for n chairman to ask the House, thus to discipline his committee. Its effect In this particu lar case would almost certainly be the discharge of the committee, and even those legislators opposed to the bills admit that once before the Assembly there will be little to stop their passage, although the racing inteiests may make a hard fight and cause some confusion and delay by dilatory tactics and amendments. Governor Hughes's vigorous dis course in New Y'>rk and the reaction attendant on ex-Governor Black's remarkable pro-gambling speech have practically rendered it Certain that the bills will pass the lower house, once considered the gambling people's stronghold. In the Senate the situation is considerably dif ferent. The racing people have devoted almost a.'l of their attention to that branch of the Legislature for the last three or four days. There the con stitutional sharps will attack the problem with their fine arguments and hair line distinctions. Senator CasaMy, a member of th« Constitutional Convention, also a member of the Coil's Commit tee, to which the more Important bill has been re ferred, has Indicated that line of attack already by his questions at the various hearing. This dif f*.enc. of opinion among the legislators as to the merits of the legal proposition will fit in nicely with tho efforts of th* racing people, since it will tend to bring about delay, and the Jockey Club and th« gamblers are in no hurry to have the question set tled immediately. According to one man who wants to Bee the bills killed, the Senate Codes Committee at present ptands fi\e to jour against the amendment to the Fenal Code removing the discrimination in favor ef racetrack bettinp. The ra<-ing people have not de cided, though, that it would }>c entirely wise to have the bills kept in committee. They *ny that this course would put on Governor Hughes the omia of making a campaign to get the bills reported, but Hughes men think the ra- ing peoplp are somewhat, dubious about the length of time their friends in the committee could stand fire. The question of getting this code bill reported un doubtedly will be brought up at the meeting this Week. Senator Agnew has said he would move to have, the committee discharged if it did not report the bill There still is some talk, though, of another hearing before the Codes Committee and other op portunities for delay which would stave off this line-up of the. Senate. A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday before the Judiciary Committee on the Agnew bill amending the Percy-Gray law. This t*e Jockey Club peopl» have asked to have adjourned until March I*, be cause their speakers will be unable to appear this week. Meanwhile the hearing has not been post poned officially. It is possible that the .Tin. key Clubs proposition for cr.-dtt betting may be pre sented in some form this week for the consideration of the committee. Despite the excellent prospects for delay fur nishrd by the present status of the anti-gambling bills the 1-adors in both houses are hustling oth^r business in preparation for an early adjournment. The Senate Finance Committee is working hard on the appropriation bill, and hopes to get it into final form tins week. Then it will be reported to the tipper house and a conference committee appointed to take it up with the Assembly. The Assembly Cbnuaittot on Ways and Means, on Its part, ins Introduced the supply bill, and now is going over that document, getting It into revised shape. Mr. Merritt, chairman, hopes to have it ready to send to the Senate by the last of this week or early next week at the latest. The banking reform legislation is well In hand, most of the bills having been reported from the committee*. There will be little serious opposition to the passage of this legislation, most of the fight ing being confined to details, and not such as will cause serious delay. Aside from this, there is little legislation save the Governor's direct nominations and Massachusetts ballot measures to hold the Legislature in session. The Massachusetts ballot proposition seems .ie : ,d. The Governor, his Meads say. still expects to have his direct nominations bill passed. There will be considerable, opposition to this, though it may not be so hotly contested as it was la«t rear. The question of some amendment to the constitution to exempt subway bonds from th«» New Fork City debt limit or the pHssage of some of the numerous bills amending the rapid transit law to make easier and mote, favorable terras for private capital still hi pressing. Leaders »re talk ing now about adjournment the latter r>art ot April or perhaps very early In May. instead of April M, Pome time around the first of May seems more likely than the middle of April. BRAZILIAN SHOT IN PATERSON Woman He Believed Was His Wife One of Those Who Attacked Him, Police Say. By Telegraph to The Tribune.] Patterson. N. J.. March With a bullet in his head. Charles D. Alvandros. a Brazilian, having a law office in New York, and living at No. 231 N'ep p-rhan avenue, Yonkcrs, is in the General Hospital here. He Is not seriously hurt, however. The police say Alvandros was the victim of a deliberate at tempt to get him out of the way. They have under arrest James Cunuainga, of No. 216 Governor street, lie was present when Alvandros was shot, but says he did not take part In the attack, and Alvandros does not charge he did. The shooting was done, according to Alvandros. '; by Cummlngs's wife, Rebecca J. Cumin Ings. Search Is being made for her. her daughter. Mis. ■Award ; ilurd, and the. latter*! husband. They cleared out I after the shooting. Alvandros alleges that not only did Mrs. Cummings shoot him. but that her faugh-. ter attached him with a knife. The daughter, he ' supposed wad his kegal Wife, though she really was Mrs. Jluru. Alvandros says he met Mrs. Hard about .-ix months ago in New York, and married I ii. 1 about three months later. They went to live in i Tonkera. She persisted in visiting aei mother three i or four tinier a week, he *«iiys. The couple came to I Paterson last night. They went to the home of the Cutrimlrissea anil found Hurd there. j Late In the evening Alvandros says Mis. Cum nnngs came out of a bedroom and advanced lowuid him, and when part way across the room aimed at ! him and fired a shot. The .bullet hit htm, but ha j leaped up and grabbed her ami wrenched away the weapon. ii« i»jlicc say the young woman Alvan- ! tiros married was married to Hun! four yean ,m.i i ..uu lived with him up to the time aha married j Alvandros. They also say it was an attempt to ' "■^aOgei" Alvaiidro». CONSTITUTION A TARCtET MANY. WOULD AMEND IT. At Present There At* W Resolu tions Before the Legislature. [By Telegraph ♦* Th» Trlbune.l Albany. March 8.-TlnkcrSn ß with th*« ■•■•• constitution has become one of the far!* m th«» present session of thft Legislature. an«l If M con tinues successfully at the. present rate the 1... KMrnwl mfii who laboriously framed th* consti tution of IHfM would hardly rceo Kn i/.- their prod uct. At thi* sta£- of the f.«»'-»-lor. there are forty one concurrent resolutions before the L-Kislature Peking to amend the Mnarna Charta of the Km plr- ila4e in some particular. Tn thr laM wpek four days brought forth seven proposed amend ments. N Probably the BBjaM sensible of ****■ an '" MB! designed to mak- it harder to amend th* fundamental law. This was Introduced by A?- BeaahaywMM Bdwea W. I in, of Wayne County, and ip the only on« Which has th« distinction of having passed one House. AM the others are whore they started, and nith two exceptions are still in the committee to which they were re ferred on their Introduction. In urging his resolution Assemblyman Hamn has the backing of Speaker Wadsworth. He also had it in 10W Mai 15)07. but that di<l not pro vent his amendment from bein* stranded in th* Senate Judiciary Committee after It had passed the Assembly. Of the remaining forty resolutions eight relate to the bonded indebtedness of New York* City, seven want to alter the Civil Service section, all seek to change conditions in various courts, five propose an increase of salary for certain elected officers, four would consolidate the City Court of New York with the Supreme Court, and th** remaining eleven cover all aorta of things from the time honored woman's suffrage- proposition to the initiative and referendum scheme and the home rule measure. PART OF SUBWAY CAMPAIGNS The eight measures seeklnff to exempt rail road and dock bonds from th© computation of the 10 per cent debt limit In New York City are part of a campaign for more subways. These resolutions embody the ideas of those who would perpetuate the municipal construction of subways. Those who want immediate relief have introduced bills seeking to encourage pri vate capital by granting lone term franchises and incorporating: other provisions likely to encourage private individuals to tackle the •work. These measures ran be passed in one month, whereas the constitutional amendments would have to pass two successive Legislatures and then be approved by the people before any relief could be obtained. The eight proposed amendments all deal with the 10 per cent debt limit, which New York City has practically reached: One by Assem blyman Johnston would exempt from the com putation of this debt bonds issued for docks and railroads and for water supply purposes. One by Assemblyman Shortt would exempt railroad and dock bonds and also bonds issued for other Improvements owned by the city. The remaining six have been introduced in pairs by Senator Travis and Assemblyman Warren I. Lee. and are contained in three very similar propositions. The first would exempt dock and railroad bonds where the city is receiving an income in excess of the interest on the obligations. The second provides that debts Incurred after Jan uary 1. 1909, to provide for docks, subways or elevated railroads shall be exempted. It also limits dock bonds to twenty years and subway and elevated railroad bonds to fifty years. The final pair would exempt dock and rail road bonds and also one-year bonds issued to an amount up to one-tenth of 1 per cent of th« assessed valuation of the real estate for other improvements. This provision would permit an additional bonded indebtedness of a little less than $6,000,000. CIVIL SERVICE CHANGES PLANNED. The batch of proposed amendments to th-> Civil Service section of th« constitution seeks to let down the bars in various respects. Several seek to give preference to veterans of the Span ish-American War. while one by Assemblyman Troy would place every on", on. an equal footing, thereby wiplnsr out the preference now given to Civil "War veterans. This Pill would add the following to the constitution: "All such ap pointments to all positions in the competitive class, as provided for in the Civil Service of the state, shall be made by appointing the one grad ed highest in open competitive examinations conducted in accordance with such laws." The resolution of Senator Foelker and Assem blyman Glore would continue the preference now given to Civil War veterans and add ten point* to the rating of honorably discharged soldiers, sailors and marines of the United States army and navy who enlisted from this state and who have resided in the state five years prior to the examination.. Assemblyman Cuvillier meets the situation by giving equal preference to veterans of the "Spanish-American Philippine Wars' Assemblyman Todd adds marines to the Civil War veteran proposition, which .now Includes only soldi* and sailors, and gives first place to Civil War veterans and second place to veterans of the "War with Spain or the incidental insur rection in the Philippine Islands or the Boxtr Insurrection in China who served prior to July 4, lf«02." The dual resolution of Senator -Cobb and As bemblyman Fowler would retain Civil War vet erans in first place and add M per cent to th" ratings of veterans of th* Spanish-American War. Philippine and Boxer insurrections who served prior to 1902 and who have been resi dents of the state at least five years prior to the examination. The proposed amendments relating t.-» the courts might make good food for debate in a constitutional convention. One by Assembly man Sterns provides that "each brand! of th- Legislature and the Governor shall have author ity to require the opinion of the Court of Ap peals upon Important questions of law."" Judg ing from the frequency with which recent en actments of the Legislature have been declared unconstitutional by the Court of Appeals, it seems to some that some, sort of a guardian ought to be provided to guide the Legislature in its promiscuous lawmakins. PRIMARILY A POLITICAL MEASURE! Mr. Palmer, minority leader of the Assembly, would transfer irotn the Governor to the Court of Appeals the power of designating Supreme Court justices to sit on the Appellate Division bench. Be would also compel the Governor, In filling a vacancy on the Supreme Court bench, to appoint a judge of the same political filth as the one whose place is to be filled. This Is primarily a political measure, brought up by the appointment of Abel E. Hlnekmar. a Republican, to the place vacated by the flection of Willard rtartlett, a Democrat, to the Court of Appeals bench. * "• ' A resolution by Assemblyman Stern provides that additional Jurors may be empanelled in the manner to be pn-scribeil by the Legislature to attend upon a trial to till vacancies which from" any cause may occur on a jury during such trial. The proposition of Senator Foelker and Assem blyman Murphy, of Kings County, to increase the number of county Judges in King* County from two to five and increase their terms to fourteen years has li.-m reported by the Senate Judiciary Committee, ami was declared by Sen- Htor P. 11. McCarren to he an unconstitutional measure. ■ . i. A.si.if from the llamn resolution, the enly pro posed amendment which has beea treated with j»ny con*l«l*r*tf«>n Is tri» on« of Secatcr Agn*w Increasing th*« salary of t»»» Governor fnjjn $10,000 to J2O/)W. Tho changes ar* fair thatti* resolution will be beaten. Judging from ♦he atti tude which was taken last weefc. wh»n it only received elgnte«n affirmative votes. *:hil» t»ea> ty-Kl.t afc n? cessary for ••• «-•«-. f his vot* >a on a motion to stride out the enacting e!an»j> i»nd the Senate divided evenly, eighteen In favor of and H*ht«'*«ri against the motion. Aa »oon as this r<w>l»tion vtmn advaric*)) ♦« the order of final passage Senator Owfna, 0 ; New York, introduced ■ resolution increaahai the salary of Senators from ?l.r>oo to ?."».f)00 aai Assemblymen from $l.r/>O to ?2..">j0. Early jn the. session Assemblyman Cuvilli»r Intro«Jacßrl * similar measure Increasing the salary of sm. ,•.,;» and Assemblymen to 53.000. Last Thursday Assemblyman B. R. Rtaiaaoa of New York, on behalf of the. Union Leaaao Club, introducer! a concurrent resolution in creasing the ternii» of Senators from twotofoor year» and Assemblymen from on* to W( > year* A companion Mil jveU.i to amend th» 'Waaaai law so that the Legislature shall convene t-.^rj other year. Among the various r!iis«~ellan'o«j.« P7» position i are th«* Hooker- L*« woman n'iffri, aaaaaV merit, th* Sax^-Tnomb' adaptation of ths ; Bryan- Hear*) initiative und r«f»r*ndum pnas> ; ganda. an amendment Introduced by S«nato ; Urady prohibit ing the Legislature from pas^r any laws for cities and villas*^, "'"" nina; ltj »c 1 tivities entirely to general statute?; th» Travis. Orern scheme for avoiding future a rr^>rtioßißjaat trouble by joining Ilichmond County to any part of New York, County, and various anti-buck^ nhop and phort !*al<»» scheme?. Asjwrr.blj-nan Hamn in speaking of his own ronstitntfasal amendment has said: "This resolution is drawn to meet -what 3c»i UT to be a grave pubic n»ces>?ity. F^• purpoa» Ja to correct the altogether too common ar.4 £$. quent meddling with our constitution." THREE ESCAPING CONVICTS SHOT. Warden of Montana Jail Frustrates Attempt After Guard Is Killed. ■Mai Mont., March *.— Several aajsMi « tempting to escape from Deer I»4are »r;;tenttary early to-day killed a asjaW named Roarnsoa *? rutting his throat and severely .**ar>h«i Frank Conley, the warden, who shot and ■wniin<ii>4 ttttm of th* convicts and frustrated th* attempt to cMq freedom. Other guards ran to • " - - -'-| lliataatß and bound trie armed convict*. OUTBREAK AT INDIAN SCHOOL Boys Procured Liquor. Set Jail Afire n\ Assaulted Disciplinarian. ■ Grand Junction. Co!.. March «.— As •-.= .-,. an outbreak of drunken Indiana at th» Jr>v»r33»r.: school near Grand Junction '-■ ■ n:ght. tS« Jail fculldins; was set on fire and two of the ; »*arter-! narrowly escaped cremation. J. K. Shi-id?, th» disciplinarian, was murderously assault*!, and tt» men responsible for Shi troubl* ar» ra tXM county Jail, awaiting- whatever action BhßJßThVlaaaßßl Bur ton mar deem best. Th* trouble started from irAtfzer.cr :n llqaar. which several of the bors at tha schorl prrcnrrt in Orand Junction. ENTIRE FAMILY IN PERIL BY FIRZ. Man, Carried Out by Neighbors. Goes Back After Wife and Children. , ->;.«-.■, was displayed yesterday it a fir* ia -•. of the two story frame heaawa at the Brtghaja Beach racetrack early tn the morals'. Tie fir* ■w-a^ caused by Jacon Mansfield, who lives in tb* building with his wife and four children, dropping a lighted lamp. Mansfield ---•-:-: his wif* frera the roof, where she had fled with her '- »ar-oM son Irving. .... . ... When Mansfield dropped the lamp th» oil ?jnit*i his- clothinp. Rnshin^ to '•where- Mi xrlfa and bair ■were Hleeiiir^ he grabbed th» b!ar.krts ar.d tried » smother the blaze on hi? clc.thins-. He fell uncon scious on the floor. Rescued b_v Arthur McGiazis and John steCßßUti two neighbors. Ji«" immediately regained consciousness and rushed ba.-.k. to sare his •wife and child. In the meanwhile 11:5. 3rans2eti ha.d dropped the boy Irving from t!u roof to lie ground into a blanket fesji by the flrerrer. Scgbg her danger Ma..-- ! then carried fc!s wife thnrcga the smok*» filled house hi the pround. He w<n taken to the Coney Island Reception Hospital later to the home of a friend. Til* ether :iiaaßßfc two boys* seven -.:■•-• years oid. were carr!*l down ladders i>y the firemen. POLICE RESCUE SLEEPING BOY. S»t> in the street, after discoverinsi a fire ia "* apartment house at No. - 1 East Oat street. Us night. Mr?. Charles E. Georpe rememberd that her seven-year-old son George was asleep In Hi bed. As she started to run back after him she fainted on the sidewalk. The police rushed op into tfc» smoke filled apartment, and found the N?r asleep. They wrapped some bedclothes about him and car ried him down the stairs to the stre»r. where ti*r placed him in his mother's arms. EAST AND WEST MAY EXCHANGE PASTOR Boston. March S.— The resignation ci t>.9 Re*. William T. McaTWeca a? pastor of the S&»»JUUt Congregational Church was read to the rarWi W; .i.iv. it was announced that h* had accepted • i ail to Evansrort. 111. The members of the rilsrin t>ngres3t;ssa! Church, of Dorchester, have extended a call to the Her. Dr. George. Luther Caddy, of the First Ccs gregational Church <.>:' Dal HBBS lowa, to b«sawa the pastor. WASHINGTON PASTOR DIES AT DINNER. Washington. Marco a-The Rev. Dr. Charles & \in Smith, pat-tor of the Took Memorial Prpstr teiaaß Chape*, dropped d*-ai! from apoplexy wh"* dining to -;ii»!ht at home of Mr- Teurv.s 5. Kao lin, widow of '.'•<• late pastor ef tn« Crurvb Vt fl> * Covenant. Dr. Smith was forty-MX yea 1^ of af*» and came here about fu >pat= ac> frcrt PWa» rielphla. t m FIRE IN PAPER COMPANY'S PLANT. - Kalamazoo. Mich., March S-Fir«« njMtl W*" out early to-day hi th* storeroom of th« c » gnfr Paper Company did damage aaßßaaaaa at *>*"'*" ■ J75.000 and JlOO.tw. it may b* several day? b*t«' # the fire Is finally extinguished. M it »» »«i2 ins amonr a mats of rajes and old papr. «>neba»" dretl and K*venty-rlv« xn-n arm thrown o« of em ployment. Th« cause> of th» f!r*» i* »«pe<*^ « have been spontaneous combustion. , CRAP SHOOTING BROKERS ARRESTED. Four men who said they were broker* were ar raigned before Magfstrata Herrman in th« Too police court yesterday, charged with shoottae; *—* in a cafA in Maiden Lane, They wer<» not "JJ^ They gave their names ai Robert Jenkins, of -^ IM Myrtle avenue. The Bronx Charl-s D*« No. J»> 3d street. Newark: John B. Kn«ne» »» • Clark street. Brooklyn, and Thomas J. l * nt - ' " 22 Jefferson street. Brooklyn. m-*m -* ( HAVE YOU TRJED Hunyadi Janos ( It is well known to be The Best Natural Laxative Water FOR CONSTIPATION and all disorders of gjg the bowels and stomach. In full bottU-t and split* J V .