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FLEET IS KAfiDALENA TWO DAYS BEFORE TIME. Target Practice for Many Prizes to Begin at Once. San Diego. Cal . March 12.— When the Amer ican battleship fleet, under command of Rear Atlmlral Robley D. Evans, .-teamed into Mag t'aler.a Bay to-day, passing through the rocky pateway marked by Sail Rock on the north and BadMßMta Point on the south, and dropped iui«-hors behind the high i»eninsula's promon tory, which stretches a protecting arm down •from the mainland and makes Man-o"-War Cove the most sheltered harbor of the lower Pacific Coast, the history making naval cruise of more than thirteen thousand miles, begun at Hamp ton Road? lees than three months ago. prac tic.illy came to an end. tjvo days before the scheduled time. Magdalena Bay is the present naval base of the Pacific for American target work and bat tie practice drills, and by right of temporary ownership through government lease the ves sels if not the men of the fleet may feel that they are again in home waters. There remains to be made the trip from Mae calf-na Fay to San Franrisco. the destination originally announced and a matter of some .Wen hundred mile*, but It will not be begun until after target practice and fleet drills are Jin'«=h<=d This last stage of the journey will be a tour of holiday making, with Plops at San DSego. Los Angeles. Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz, where reception committees are planning h-,1 manner of entertainments for officers and men the latter especially coming in for a large amount of attention. The sailors will find themselves heroes in the eyes of their Western admirers and will attend a series of fetes which Include features ranging from gala balls under the pa«naMaae of exclusive aarfaJ <=* ts to prtae *r- rcfereed by James J. Jeffrie*. UNIFORMS TO BE WELCOME. •m« California committee?. announce that the uniform- of the enlisted men. far from being a bar to any place of amusement, a* has some times been known in other places, will be a mark for hospitality and welcome all along the Pacific Coast. There Is Biihiaai work to be done at Magda kaav however, before the sailors' thoughts can tan to the happy days of homecoming. Target ranees are to be establish- - .1 off the coast of Liower California at once, according to the wire leas dispatches from Admiral Evans, and the divisions of the fleet will be sent out with guns booming as soon as they are ready. Long be fore the fleet passed through the Straits of Magellan th" ordnance officers of the sixteen ynips. the turret captains and heads of the vari ous I ■ crews were busy with details of the coming practice, and in the run from Callao to Ma-dalena they completed the final arrange ments. Two target practices are h^ld each year in the navy- The apring practice, which has been fin ifhed by all tlie vessels of the Pacific Beat, and which is about to be undertaken by the fleet from the Atlantic, known as the "record prac tice.*" as the results of which four trophies an nually are awarded. Prize money in large sums clst is IMrfhaated among the gun crews that ir.ake the best scores at the targets. At the fail practice the prize money is the one reward beW ■ at. There are Reet awards of money, class awards for the best work of ahiM in a given class and individual ship awards, so that some money is available for all good work, even ir it be not the best in fleet or class. The four trophies are bronze plaques, which are carried by the winning ships in four differ ent Hiea -i.til other ships wrest the fame away at the anting practice. The trophies were provided by Bier of President Roosevelt and are richly prized ny the winning crews. THE FOUR CLASSES. The four classes arc: Battleships, cruisers, .... and torpedo boat destroyer?. In the teuJeshlp iass are included the state-named armored cruisers cf the West Virginia and Maryland type, of which there are now in com mission eight in the Pacific fleet. The battle ship trophy is at present in possession of the Illinois, cf the Atlantic fleet, one of the four of Admiral Evans's ■..! arnica still carry 13-inch puns in .... ■. • ..as against the high c^Llibrod 12-inch rifles of the Modern ship. The Maryland has just made a record of 75.59 per c*r.t of hits at the targets, and the naval cn thosiasts along the coast already are i reclaim irs her the winner of the trophy in advance of the work of any of the ships or the big fleet. The cruiser trophy is now ir. possession of the crew of the protected cruiser Albany, which is in San Mega harbor, and baa just returned from Matrdalena with what is believed to be a world's record for rapid and accurate fire. The trophy v.as won last year by the Albany's crew while they were on the Boston, which is now' out of commission. There sterns little d««uljt that the Albany •will retain the trophy, and the crew already Is celebrating. The gunboat trophy is poaseaaed by the Princeton, and the destroyer trophy by the Pr*rb]e. On each of the trophy plaques, which bear designs of naval vessels in heavy seas or run crews in action, la the inscription. "Trophy for excellence In naval gunnery. Presented by <2i.T-rtion of the President of the United States to the vessel having the highest score In record practice." Each year the name of the Binning ship is ♦ arrayed on the trophy. WASHINGTON PLEASED. Long Cruise Considered Remarkable Shoving of Efficiency. Waphiri^ton. March J2. — The following an ■ ■■•:.• •! the arrival of Admiral Kvans's £<-■■-. Hay was made public at the Nt\ y LK-piirtmei.t. to-day: Ret Admiral Evaaa reports lite arrival of the "**t tiff ."igdaltTja Uay. aud stales that the fleet ■*** anchored, inpid* on ilar<-!i ;i. having made U» triji from CalJao In 11 days at.'l 20 noun — *»•» days ahead of schedule time The- s.du.irß.l r»|»orLs that ih<? 11,I 1 , ,i iv in belter fcnoiii^r. than wh*"? It left Hampton hoi and taut it is rt-aay Jor any Bcrrlce on one day's Notice. Tars<et rratti<-«* win l*-jji:i as win tin ranges «*a Le established. ir-*!ing of gesulne satisfaction prevails at the Jtevy Department to-day over the mm - of the ut "lra; cf tfr% battleship iit-t-i at Magdak Bay 'kk'n primarily as> a practice «.ruis«-, the voyage £** <'ume *jp to mpectations, ami ampte and t— l*atM opirji-t unities hay« been affrjraetl for tiriils. a?,<: other lactlcs. as v.«-;i «s opportUJi! t:ts for careful and • > tins sealn.lr.ship i;i watera ■r *hich many American naval m»?ii are oompara »iv«-5y BCW. At.;.- all, the fleet practically h;is J'Ufb*^ the trip «ithoat an untowunl iii<-i<Jent "f canaequnoe. a.»a has ;<ni\^<l ..I Uagdaiena Bay <lc -T iho days jilif-a.il of She echtuJule tine. Naval .<^ic!als say thrre is genuine rau«« for congratula te over the manner in ■ ! ; i' '•'■'■ fic»t haa cojij '"onditiors ui:«Jrr which firing is ai'owcd at Mas •->na Bay a. that tli«rc are to hs ::o ann-.d Comic mil i. ii cdt«nlh jiagc. r «►**:»»£ wtad , YORK, FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 190S—TWELYE PA&ES.~nSK2£2S&» HUGH BOWER DEAD. < , j Fire Commissioner Succumbs Sud denly to B right's Disease. J~ire Commissioner Hugh Bonner died at 12: SO ; o'clock this morning, at the Bonner home. No. 636 West End avenue, after a brief illness ' Death was due to Blight's disease and pneu- ' monia. Dr. J. W. Kelly, of 69th street and Ijexinctori I avonue, who had been in attendance on the Com- i missioner; Mrs. Bonner and two sons were at ■ the bedside when the end came. J Hugh Banner was appointed Fire Commis- ] sioner on February 10, .shortly after the scandal i in the Fire Department and the retirement of Commissioner Lantry. He. was a member of th» uniform force for thirty-nine years. He hod work.'d in all the grades up to the time he was ; made Commissioner. When Commissioner Bonnet return, d to the department as Deputy Commissioner two years [ ago there was much speculation as to how he | and Chief Croker would get along, as there was , supposed to have hern boom fooling between j the men after Bonner finally retired. The chief. ! however, expressed himself as much pleased at the appointment, and there has been no ap- : parent friction. Commissioner Bonner was born in IS.'!9 and : worked in ail grades of the old volunteer' de- j partment, becoming a foreman of the paid de- ! partment upon its organization. He was made j a. battalion chief in 1*73, and ten years later j devised the plan for the school of instruction, which is still in operation. In ISS4 he became first assistant chief, and in 1888 he was pro moted to chief upon the retirement of Chief | Shay, remaining chief until IS.».>. In 1002 Commissioner Bonner was invited by the United States government to become chief of the Manila department and organise it on modern American lines. This tapk he accom plished, giving- the capital of the Philippines an efficient department, and soon after his return he became deputy commissioner. . PRISON HELPED ITSELF. Sing Sing Charged with Theft of City Water for Years. Michael Clarence Padden. "Water Register, made the direct charge yesterday that Sing Sing Prison for years has been stealing the city's water through an unmetered 8-inch pipe to the extent of about $10,000 worth a year. No one in the "Water Department knew any thing about the existence of the secret 8-inch pipe until yesterday, when Chief Inspector Hannan, of Mr. Padden's staff, turned in a detailed report, with drawings, showing two 6-inch metered pipes, with the S-lnch un metered pipe midway between them. The rate charged to the state has been 24.6 cents a thousand feet, based on a daily consumption of about 150.000 gallons. "So far as any one in this office knows," said Colonel Padden last night, "that 8-Inch un metered pipe ha* been delivering water to the prison for the last twenty years. It is big enough to deliver from $50,000 to $100,000 worth of water a year. I have ordered the installation of a new pitometer, which will determine of ficially the extent of the flow through the secret 8-inch pipe. "The records show that there has been a fall ing off in receipts from the state for the prison since l'.K»4. From ISX»4 to 1905 the state paid us $2,226 70. and only £1,51554 for the fiscal year ending January 15. l'.K)7. and £1,007 07 for the year ending January 'S>, 1908. This slight increase prompted objection by the war den's office, and when we investigated the meter record we discovered great irregularity in the daily flow. It seemed strange that the prison should pay less for water now than it did ten years ago, when it had fewer prisoners. Chief Inspector Hannan found two 0-inch pipes with meters of the ISOI pattern. One had been tam pered with and rendered useless. Midway be tween the two 0-inch metered pipes we found an 8-inch pipe wholly without a meter, with water running. "Under the law we can charge for arrears for -ix years when we discover such an irreg ularity: . Under the law of 1861 the city can end its contract with the state any time, and if we cannot get our pay for water actually used we certainly will cut off the prison. •The prison officials do not offer any ex planation for the presence of the secret pipe. It certainly looks to me like an inside job. If we make a new contract the state win have to pay about five or six time* what it is paying now." DODGES (OIXT BONL Anna Gould Sails for New York Under Assumed Name. Paris liarch l-'.-It became known here to day that Mme. Anna Gould, who Bailed yester /v for New York on the steamer Adriatic, booked her passage under the name of Miller. She had originally taken passage for herself and her children on the Kronprtn* Wilhelm, but changed her plans at the last moment, Although she bad the written consent of her farmer husband. Count Boni de Castellane, to t"™ the children out of Prance, she adopted the ruo of changing steamers and using an as sumed name in case the count should attempt^ the last moment to prevent their departure Count Bonl had been under the impression that Min e Could and the children were. on board the Kronprin* Wilh.-lm. and bad ' telegraphed bis greetings to the children in car* of that steamer. * Count Bon! de Castellane has issued a letter characterizing as a piece of buffoonery the suit brought by Prince Helie de Sagan. his -■■"-■»• accusing him of forging certain letters signed with Span's nan,.- and reflecting upon Mme. Gould. , „ , R li: ,s been learned that Prince Helie da Bagan left Paris last Tuesday, but it has been impossible to learn whether be is on board the Adriatic or the Kronprinz Wilhelm. which Bailed yesterday from Cherbourg for New York, Mmc Anna Gould being a passenger on the former steamer. Prince Helie> passport was taken out in fh« name of De Benevent. which i.s one -if his titles. YALE STUDENTS RUN OVER BOY. [I*7 T< > -' ■■'!■' to **• r ''' ■'"'•' ' Saw Haven. March 12.— A raring autornobfln ,,.„ by Vance Shearer, of New York City, and -oiitain'riß live Vale student* ran over to-night and killed John J. Lynch, eleven years old. The lad stepped in front of the machine at ■ ■). ipH and East fct .Sh^r.r ...... held under $1,000 bail, and his com nanlons were heM as witnes.se*. They were Fred .ri,-k v. Bellamy. Brooklyn; Frederick W. Murray. I, ve-v York City; Arthur WhltehUl. Newborn Thomas MooU.r. H.-.rtfnr.!. a.,1 Sidney Overall. » Loute Hooker i.« Editor ..f -The V..1- Wewß, JM tamy te leader of «■•>•: University Banjo Club, and Ovrull is a member of the football team. THE FLEET AT MAGDALEXA BAY. Map ?hwin? the route traversed by Admiral Evans's battle-hip f (J uadmn aaaee it left HaiuptOß R—dS MAODALE^A BAY, LOWER CALIFORNIA. Where the fleet will practise target firing after its Ions; .cruise. TO DEAL WITH f'ASTEO POWER FOR PRESIDENT. Congress Expected to Give Him Full Authority to Act. [From Th* Tribune Bureau.] Washington. March 12.— The menace of prompt and effective retribution hangs over the bead of Venezuela and her contumacious exec utive. President Castro. When the State De partment has Bent to Congress, pursuant to the Lodge resolution, the correspondence between the Castro administration and the United States. which has been conducted by this government with great gentleness and forbearance. Senator Lodge will, it is understood, introduce another joint resolution authorizing the President "to adopt such measures and use such force as In his judgment may be necessary and advisable in the event of refusal of just satisfaction by the government of Venezuela of the demands of the United States." This resolution having been adopted by both houses of Congress, there will doubtless follow another which will appropriate a generous sum "to defray the expenses and compensation of a commissioner to the Republic Of Venezuela." Just what course will then be considered ad visable by the President cannot be foretold at this time, but It is noteworthy that as long ago as 185S it was necessary for the President to appeal to Congress for authority to deal with the Republic of Paraguay, and that such author ity was granted by joint resolution and $10,000 appropriated to carry it into effect. In accord ance with this resolution. President lUiohanan appointed James B. Bowlin as commissioner. and "to meet any possible conting-ency" the Sec retary of the Navy dispatched a fleet consist ing of nineteen vessels, carrying 200 guns and 2.500 men, to Buenos Ayres, with Commodore Shubrick In command. Commissioner Bowlin held several conferences with the President of Paraguay, •who seemed fully to appreciate the force of the argument presented by the com missioner, as on February 19 Mr. Bowlin sent a communication to that effect to the President, and on December 19. lvM>. the President advised Congress that "all our difficulties with Paraguay bave l>een satisfactorily adjusted." It appears that Paraguay had unjustifiably fired on an American naval vessel, the Water Witch, engaged on a. peaceful mission, nnd had killed a seaman, and that the republic had also inflicted serious damages on the T'nited States and Paraguay Navigation Company. Commis sioner Bowlia collected $l".000 for the family of the seam;!!-, and re eived a full apology for the insult to the Sag, and an agreement to arbitrate the claims of the mercantile company was con clud< d, all invitations to arbitrate this case hav ing been emphatically refused previous to the arrival of the American fleet a.t Buenos Ayres. CITY WOULD AVOID , AUTO SUIT. Henry W. Sclieeler has tueil the city for tl'fl.OvO damages because ■ Health Department automobile ran down Mrs. Agnes Scbeeler on December C, IMC inflicting injuries from which, it is alleged, she died. The Corporation Counsel in defence will allege that the Health Department is clothed with the authority of the atats -find that the city cannot be mulcted for damages when Health "Department offlciala in the discharge of their duties accident ally Injure any one. CAPTAIN KIRKMAN LOSES APPEAL. I By TrIfRTH-Ph to The Tribune I St Louis. Marcs 12.— Th* Federal Court of Ap peals decided to-day thai Captain Kirkman. United States Army, now serving a. term in Leayenworth Military Prison, must complete his sentence. DEATH PENALTY FOR ALIA. Denver. .March 12.-Giu>.epp.- Alia, who shot and killi<l Father Uo Fleinricha In St. Elizabeth's Church in this city un February 3, was round guiity of murder in th« first degree to-day. Hang ..._ iv the penalty lUtu by the jury. SEES HOPE FOR IIAYTI GEN. FREDERIQUE HERE. Revolutionist Tells Story of His Con try's Wrongs. General J. F. Frederique, of Hayti, a veteran of two insurrections, one of them successful, the other, he says, only in temporary collapse, is in New York. He is one of the chief aids of General Antcnar Firmin, head of the recent revolutionary movement In Hayti, who is bow a refugee in the French consulate at Gonalve?. The story as told by General Frederique of his coming to this city from St. Thomas, where he had been in exile, is one of perfidy on the part of J. D. Hallen. a detective who. the gen eral says, pretended to bo in sympathy with the enemies of the Alexis government and In duced General Frederique, to come north. I learned his secrets and, after divulging these to the Haytian Minister at Washington, de serted his supposed friend.-. TELLS OF TREACHERY. Hallen, according to the general, pretended ' that he- had a syndicate with ready cash to advance for an Insurrection. The money was never forthcoming, but from another source in New York the insurgents obtained arms and ammunition, the same having been recently Eeized by United States Secret Service agents in a Brooklyn warehouse on the information fur nished by Hallen. who sailed last Saturday for the West Indies. Although he is counted as one of Hayti'3 in trepid military loaders and bears the Fears of bullet and sword received in the Firmin in surrection of 1902 against President Alexis and in the revolution against President Hyppolite by LegitinHS on whose staff he was a command ant, it was in an almost tearful voice that General Frederique told yesterday of the dash ing of his hopes, for the present, at least, by the seizure of the war supplies. He told also of the political conditions in Hayti and took some hope from his belief that the people would soon rise en masse against the rule of Nord Alexis. DEAL WITH PRESIDENT DENIED. The general also made public for the first time here a letter written by General Firmia to President Alexis, in which the famous in surgent leader denies emphatically the charge of the Haytian President that the'insurrection ists had a secret understanding with President Roosevelt for the invasion of Hayti. In this letter General Firmin says: r ♦..ir.lv after my book "Mr Roosevelt and u \vrr ' i« r-.fe.-nV natural that the President rf the United States should have sympathy, rather l,,mion for me; on the other hand. 1 have n ,c" 1 ad'nir "tlon for him. but that is all I respect Mr R.fosev, It too much to have ever had any idea !■ ii. n<? him to befriend me with the means of °,i £ 2-n.2 -n. "t a government with which he i* In fricndlv Creations, and I respect myself too much " ,'u'l in idea so unpatriotic to germinate in my in even if the head of the American states «i« not the honorable man that Mr. Roosevelt is. When hen either the consul general in New V, .' in a — with Mr. Halle:,, or the latter alone ?n orl— ■ you that I have a political understanding ™ith Mr Roosevelt of a nature to expose the auton omy of the Republic of H.y'i. he is committing En in m us deed, and one of a nature to alienate an Impious v a. tby and teem of a reapeot abU? i o ver- this i.^ why my patriotism has obliged nMo POwfy ,, c a)! other eon.«iderations and to ; "urV i>'-i-'ncrt., you. to put before you ths diaboHcul^conduct of Mr. Halkn. General Frederique said yesterday that ho came to New York against the advice of Gen eral Firmin. on the invitation of Hallen. "General Firmin advised me against him." be said. "He did not believe in Hallen, but I did. He promised us the means of war, <-o I came here in spite of General Firmin." HOPEFUL OF FUTURE. General Frederique spoke hopefully of the re newal %of hostilities. The light must go on. he said, and lie would know when it was again taken up. The general modestly evaded a question as to whether he would be one of the chiefs. He expressed the belief that General Umtlaued ofa third dm** J.P.MORGA^I.V NITRATE Heads Syndicate Making Twelve and One-Half Million Purchase. The brief cable announcement from Chili that an Anglo-American syndicate had bought a large nitrate field in that republic brought out the Information yesterday that the syndicate was composed of J. P. Morgan & Co., William It Grace & Co., Baring Brothers and the Anglo- South American Bank. The amount paid for the property was £2.S<)O,<XH) and includes, be sides the fields, the nitrate railway running from the port of Coloso to Aquas Blancas, the port itself, which is' private property, and sev eral nitrate factories. Port Coloso is a large harbor near Antofagasta, The property was bought from Granja & Co.. who some time ago found it necessary to bor row $500,000 from the government of Chill, giving the nitrate field as security. While there are already large English Investments in the nitrate fields of Chill, the deal just announced marks the first important step in this business by American capital, although the importations into the United States from Chili in MM amounted 1 to 373,088 tons, valued at SKi.l ls.:M I. The total nitrate production of the country In 1007 was €2,000,000 quintals. A quintal is 100 pounds. This year it la estimated that the out put -will be 50,000,000. The Granja property produced last year 3. 500,000 quintals, valued at about s^*-' 1) a quintal. The production is regulated by a syn dicate of producers known as the "Cornbir.acion Balitrara," which fixes the production of each of its members according to the wants of the world's markets. LOSES LIFE IX BLAZE. Boarder Burned to Death in Tene ment Fire. Michael Hipping was burned to death In the nrartments of Michael Naughton. on the third floor of No. 688 Tmth avenue, la.-t n!g::t. Thomas Culmnn. a laborer, like Hiprerinf a boarder with the Naughtons, was also severely burned. How the fire started is a mystery. Mrs. Naughton. her three children and two other hoarder? were also in the apartments, but escat)ed. The house was a five story tenement, sixteen families living on the four upper floors. HUGHES MEN IX MISSOURI Conventions Indorse Governor in Tito Districts. St Louis. March 12.-Kcsolutions federates: Gov ernor Husnes. of New York, for P™««nt. ™ r « adopted by Republican conventions of the. 11th and 12th Missouri Congress districts to-day In the 11th district Grant Gillesple and Dr. Goldbum H. Witeon were elected delegates and were not in structed. In the 12th district John B. Owen and Charles B. Comfort were elected delegates and were instructed for Hughes. Thasa are the first Instructions for the New T*rt Governor issued by any convention in the country ud to the present time. The resolution* adopted by th. 15th district con vention indorse the administration of I resident Roosevelt, and continue: serve the legitimate interests ot the countr> ami promote general prosp^Uy ; eratlon of the delegates assembled. Republican conventions had been held in^the 11th and nth districts on February 21. and the delegates to the National Convention elected were instructed for Taft. prior to the holding of the conventions, however. Walter S. Dickey. Republican state chair man, warned the delegates that the conventions would be illegal on the ground that both the dis trict Congress committees had been ousted by the state committee. a- • BELL AERODROME FLIES. Goes 319 Feet at Lake Keuka— Slight Accident. Hammondsport. N. Y. March 12.-Professor Alexander Graham Fell's new aerodrome, the Red Wing, had Its test flight over Lake Keuka to-day at :«ie hands of F. W. Baldwin, the engi neer in charge of its construction by the Aerial Experiment Association. He acted for Lieu tenant Thomas SeUrldge. U. P. A. The aero drome, after gliding over the ice on Lake Kenka for about two hundred feet, rose gently to the height of about ten feel and sailed at that elevation for a distance of 319 feet at the rate of from twenty-rive to thirty mi!, an hour. After having covered this distance a portion of the "tall" gave way and the aerodrome was brought down for repairs. This is declared to be the first successful public flight of a heavier than air flying machine in America. The flight was witnessed by a number of people from Hammondsport. The aerodrome was propelled by a 40-horee power eight cylinder air cooled gasolene motor weighing 145 pounds. The propeller was made of two blades of steel measuring six feet two inches in diameter, having l pitch of four feet and weighing nineteen pounds. Th- aero drome proper weighs ISO pounds, the engine and apparatus about 260 pounds, and the operator 175 pounds, thus giving the entire machine and operator a weight of 500 pounds. The total supporting surface, including tail and rudder, was 453 square feet, which gives a flying weight of 123 pounds a square foot. Th© main wing-piece of the aerodrome con sists of two. superposed surfaces, having a spread of forty-five feet from tip to tip. and an average depth from fore to aft of five feet three Inches. The surfaces are of the double wire design and are bowed laterally. The experiment to-day was declared to be highly satisfactory in every way except for the minor accident to the "tail." DEATH OF A "MOSBY MAN." Hi-. Telegraph to The Tribune. I Hempetead, Long Island, March 12.— John \V. Munson, a veteran of th. Civil War on the Con federate aide, died suddenly at East Meadow this morning from heart disease. Mr. Mimaoa was chief of staff, to Colonel Hooky, whose Confed erate guerillas did bo much damaga cutting com munications and destroying supply trains in the rear of the Union army. Mr Muncon was sixty-one yeara old. He formerly lived in VirKint^ where he owned a 4arge ft i» farm. Ha left Virginia three years ago and came to K.ist Wllltston, Long ', Island. He recently leased the large stock farm of <>ne thousand acres belonging to the estate of .1 \V. riarnum. at East .Meadow. Ha leaves a wife and six children. GREAT BEAR SPRING WATER. -Its purity bas made it «*«••»»*."—: Advt PRICE THREE CEST3. TO RECOVER MILLIONS V. P. STOCKBOIMKMS ACT. Demand That Directors Restore Al leged Stock Deal Profits. Formal demand was made yesterday upon th« board of directors of the Union Pacific Railroad Company, in the name of four stockholder* of the road, that it at once Instil -danan» for the recovery «f approximately ._•.«....:. which the stockholders allege was realize.l by certain of the directors In the sale of stocks of various railroads, which they owned, to- the Union Pacific Railroad Company. The d!rectorj specifically mentioned in the notice, which was signed by Lewis A. Bton William A. Arnold. Albert C. Bates anti Henry R. Buck, all of Connecticut, were E. H. Harriman. H. H. Rogers and James Stlllman. In their notice to the directors tri» stock holders refer to Mr. Harrtman « testimony be fore the Interstate Commerce Commission In January and February. 1007. and mention al leged deals in which they say he an.i his asso ciates participated, among; them being the sale by the directors already named of 3&.W0 shares each of Illinois Central stock Ii the Union Pa cific Railroad Company "at an extremely hisn price." The notice aascrta also that Kuhn. Loeb & Co.. as. -J. agents for Hal Union Pa cific, sold to the latter 10R.00O shares of Illi ■ail Central stork at the sam? price. Thry point out that Mr. Harriman refused to answer questions before law Interstate rommcrro Com mission regarding those tales of ftwk. and c<l on to say thai they are advised "' "' it Is w * u established in law that a person cannot pur chase on account of another that which he sell* to hi« own account. They are further advt^d. the atßilliiilrttw say. that this is BsehaWf true with regard to corporate dim-tors. an<l that the corporation can. by appropriatp ac tion*, compel such directors •• **—*—* their unlawful profir? " In their demand for rpftitution the «tockho!S era say also that the acquisition by the Union Pacific Railroad Company of stock in the Rail road Securities Company was unlawful in tfcer it was an ultra vires transaction and re«uTte<J In a lo«s to the Union Pacific of over J4.000.00*. "This." they add. "Is only part of the loss-cf 840.000.00 ft sustained by the union Pacific nn the' speculation in stocks into which our com pany and its subsidiary rorpiiratlona have been thrown by the present management." E H. liarrtman reftwed'to disci:?? •*• demand made by the four stockholders. "*•■ had better see Mr. Millar, our secretary." he sai.l; "he may know something about It. I don't.** Mr Millar said ha had received a copy of the demand and had tan it over to the law de partment. He paid that the four stockholders, whose names were signed to the paper, had only 150 shares of stock among them. Thia was all the information that could be obtained from htm and Mr. Harriman was again appealed to. "Why don't you go and see these stockholders T' he asked. "Don't come to me. I can't tell you anything about the ease." Leonard M. Wallstein. of No 40 Wall street, is counsel for the four protestants. He said that behind ... men were people of substance, that they w«ra really bent upon an important ob jective and that the demand for restitution would be pushed to the end. "There are two reasons for this petition."* he said. "One is that before a suit is brought we must give notice that we feel there are certain thinsrs which it is imperative for the board of directors to do. That is the purpose of this petition. If the things are disregarded, then the affair will proceed to its logical conclusion. "The other is that we do not want the di rectors of the Union Pacific to feel that by segregatins the stock issue* they are erecting a wall of immunity. Segregation will not build a •wall, and they are liable for the profits. "We have the best sort of evidence that there was cleared from the Illinois Central deals $1», 457,500 and fMa\9ti| respectively; that Harri man profited to the tent of §!X>omk> by the St. Joseph & Grand Island deal, and that there were enormous profits' in the Railroad Securities deal, which we are not certain enough concern ing yet to make a positive statement. In the Atchison. Topeka & Santa Fe. the Baltimore & Ohio, the Chicago & Northwestern, the Chicago. Milwaukee & St Paul, the Chicago & Alton and the New York Central stock deals there were profits approximating $13,000,000. That, with out the Railroad Securities deal, means •>-•'>.- OOO.OOU protit. "As yet we are not in a position to say where suits will ba brought, if they have to bo begun. Frankly. I do not think that this peti tion la itself will serve any other purpose than, as I said, of serving notice. "Let it be understood in the first instance that this is in no aensa an attack on Harriman. personally. Furthermore, this is r.ot an attack by Btuyvesant Fish. So far as I know, and I am saying it with ro equivocations cr reserva tions. Mr. Fish is not interested in this move ment. Some persons have seen fit to charga that, it being known that I was one of Mr. Fish"s attorneys in the Illinois Central ftrht. But I am not acting for **■ in this matter." TWO U. P. PROTESTANTS IN HARTFORD. [By -..-■• The Trlhune.J Hartford. March I.'.— Henry Robinson Buck and Lewis A. Storrs, two of th*« stockholders who*e names are appended to the formal demar..l on th* Union Pacific directors, are a civil en gineer and an attorney respectively. -Mr. Storrs. who has been a stockholder since the reorganiza tion and aw« holds about US ■»■■■■ said that while Mm action was not inspired in Hartford much work in preparation for it hart been don* here. TWO NEW RECORDS MADE. Big Cuncrders Smash All Trans atlantic Speed Figures. Quaiiiiaaßam March li-The stoam^r MauretanU to-day established a new transatlantic record by beating her own b^st previous eastward record br two hours and thirty-six minutes. She arrived i-fT Daunfs Rock at i M o'clock this .afternoon. an 4 this makes her time in transit five days and Ova minutes. She cleared Sandy Hook Lightship at 11:03 a. m. on Mirch 7. and travelled ov»>r the "• rout.-, the total distance travtTseil being 2.5C3 knots. T: •• average si knots for the whole trip h::s been :U2. as asainst her own prevtom reeufd of 23.90. The best eastward daily average ©I the Luaitania Is *£.«£. The best day's run *a< in knots, with »un avtrage of 2».T7. Vhls w.is rv.a.:- on Tuesday. It has been equalled previously, bower*?. for on January -• th" Mauritania cut-ered th«* :<;tii>* distance In a day while bound east. Th" hi^^'-st average run by the German tr-u>» at'.antic liners is ZJ-i* This was made t\v th* Kaisrr Wilhrlm 11. Liverpool. March 12.— A wireless raesnse re ceived by the Caaaasd Steamship Company «,t«:«*^ that the Lualtar.ia. which Ml hai for New • -< on Saturday, made a record run of S2T knots fr> m Monday bmmsi to Tuesday noon. The Lusitania's run of $27 knots establishes v new world's rf.onl. th* b^st previous daily west ward run being SIS knots, made on November I <>n that occasion the ■ sltanl.i also matte >« rec ord fnr a westward voyage, t days 13 hours andj 40 minutes.