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VV o L i Will.. .N°- 22,472.
fic.ylizki Attack on Men Carrying
$43,000 in Cash.
A •woman by her physical tUeugUi and lung
jiower frustrated yesterday an attempt to hold
H and rob three bank messengers of $43,000 in
Ist street. As it was. after she had thrown her
yelf between one of the highwaymen and* the
Snan he was stabl the robbers took flight, and
Though two or the messengers were < -:t and
fradly beaten their money remained in their
'jiossesfion. nnd one of the alleged assailants was
; cart">ired a block awny.
The men attacked were all employed in Urn
branch of the Jefferson Bank at Clinton and
'Hast Houston streets and were carrying- the
F*s deposits to the main office of the bank,
}at . mal and Porsyth streets. They were
•Joseph Velsor. bookkeeper, of Kb J4I Marion
'ftreet. Bi-ooklyn. who carried in a box about
'$3,000 in bills; Samuel Adelman. of Xo. 27S
E Ttth street. Brooklyn, who bore a satchel
v^r.tair.ir.s about £30,000 in silver and bills, and
Abraham fiem, of Xo. 7."i East 114 th str.-et.
'■nhn had two canvas bags, holding f30i,000 in
These men wore in the habft of taking the
"heavy deposits made the first business day after
the average payday for the East Side workmen
'-irora the branch to the main bank. Their route
; t\-as always the same, and yet, to the surprise of
•the police, the men. though they must bave
known their movements were noted, did not
Scsrry weapons. They were going over Ist street
(yesterday afternoon to take* the Second avenue
jelevated at the Ist street station and ride down
liree stations to Canal street. [n front of Xo.
63 Ist street, three men. who appeared to be
.Italians, sprang out from a doorway and threw
Alack pepper in their faces. Each of the pepper
'throwers grabbed his selected tim and tried
'xo wrench ... bundle.
; The messengers, though blinded by th» pep-
X* r - -ought bravely. Velsor was struck under
the r.-jse ana on the head with a blackjack. He
|feU almost unconscious, but lutched the box
cf banknotes. Stern was punched about the
Tfa^e by the highwayman who had him in
.charge, but managed to use the bags of gold
a.s pans, swinging them like sandbags and
fighting off his assailant.
. The worst injuries were those suffered by
.Ad^man. He carried the satchel and this
vas a spc-cial ptatton or. account of Ita
i-izf. Failing ■- get the satchel by choking
.Aie-irnan and tugging- at the bag, the robber,
ii:'.' gripping the man's windpipe, drew a knife
trom his pocket and opened it witn his teeth.
Tfcis action was witnessed by Mrs. Eva Javnon
•itz^ka, who was standing in front of her re»
Tsurant. at Xo. S3 Ist street, and had been
• spellbound : r a minute when the attack be-
She is a big. broad shouldered Russian wom
£.n. and -when she saw the Italian open his knife
_*he f-prar-.g forward to hflp Adelman. Before
*he could reach them the Italian was hacking
f at Adelman's right wrist. The woman threw
herself between— them. Louckily for her, the
Italian <*.i£ not take the time to use his knife
.en her, but simply kicked her out of the way.
| The woman sTr-arr^d so loudly that the ex
irrme East Side seemed to boil over and men,
'voinen and children popped up from all sides.
t ' Ihe shouting crowds msed the Italians to l<">se
'their nerve and they started to run away.
. Around the Dorner. in Second avenue, Patrol
»aa Malachi Ryan a« a man running ah^ad
of i crowd. Blood was dripping from bis right
•Jisnd. The policeman stopped him. and after
!2-.ar><s:r.g! 2-.ar><s:r.g him a. few raps with his club managed
*i-> subdue him. The prisoner tried to say. in
broken English, that be was escaping from a
fight, but Ryan led him around to the scene of
Th«- ■ l-up where Mrs. Javnonitzska identified
Hen as the man who had stabbed Adelman.
, : Whi> she was talking Ryan noticed the man
'drop thing down an area way. It proved
"o he a loaded revolver. Four cartridges
rwere in the man'a pockets. At the sth street
tctatlon the man. as nearly as the police could
'Smke out, said he was Ooslmo Riccobono, a
plasterer, living at Xo. 42<> East 13th street.
When th<? £',arm Line in to the sth street
. nation Captain William H gba«r and PatroJ
• ir.an Joseph Unger. who was doing clerical
-york, went out «n the run. They hurried the
•lajared messengers and their money into the
«7ic* of Dr. David Adler. at Xo. 63 Ist street.
-vh*re he found that Adelman ha^l been cut
■en berth hands and on tbe right wrist and
Jlortarra and the right side of his head. Velsor
~hzi become unconscious ar:d was taken to
j£e::ev_;^ Hospital, where it was said he had a
Jfowf chance to recover, although he was partly
tljndfd and severely Imatrn Adelman fainted
,irom Joi-s of Tilood in the station, but both he
•«-~d Stern, the man who had escaped with only
(braises, were able to go to their bomea,
: i!ax Roth, vice-pi e:-i dent of the bank, called
'■tround at th«e station linnsn and took the $43,-
W». signing: a atipt for It. This time the
ironey vvis well guarded, becaus-e in the car
<TinZ" there were, besides Mr. Roth, two husky
f «cployes of thr- bank and Detective "Ed"
JScfciebler. On the box" rode Patrolir.cn ' ieorge
■ ,Slil>i and John L. Schneider.
, Rooeobcmo refused to make any atement to
»tfc«- police, and after a preliminary examination
-^y Captain Shaw was taken over to Head-
' ■ - wisere he \vas put through the third
.<fcpre6 ;rj aie hope of ling.oni ■ hether he
.v«ls associated with any of the bands of Bast
• £i3e ioaff;rt and thugs who pose as Black Hand
societies. At Xo. 41M East 13th street nobody
iwnotdd idrnit knovli::%' hli but in the saloon of
- Call, at Xo. 196, t!i<- proprietor r' -
having gone bail for one Rocco Bono,
s**o was held a year ago in the Centre street
Cr^n on a charge of assault.
Th»r father and thr^e brothers of the priaonert
*K«amested on suspicion last night. They .--aid
"*y iv^-re Oiovanrii. Antonio and > •■■■• ans, all '
a' No. 44<» East 13th si neet. and Salva- I
tor!. r,f >„, 435 Ea.-t 13th street. AH said they
. "*■'&* peelers .... Ige of the
IBy Telerr*j)!i to Tl:e iksfesM ]
May 25. — At a cost said to I>* J- >.
-'M.Ooo i!: t . Pennsylvania Railroad has « osnpleted
*•'•- P!rt<«-.j :j) operation practically a new parallel
•••'•'• r A :r,r.d from I'iusburg to Trenton. .V .!.. and
•?. l»»W lii.-r-atentd with application of the law
*'&cb JorLids a railroad corporation from o« ■-
*R ar,u operating two parallel competing Jin*>f--.
J * lTf,^-isf-j to *-xiend the new line to tjcle
*'«ter, it faas double tracks, wijile the main line
-W four .
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■* «• It. I>ay Une Sirs, SeeAdvU. Music.— Advt.
T»-d«T, fair and trarmrr;
Bnowtn to-night and to-morrow.
Wreckers Make Quick Run to Scmi
nolc, Off Point Pleasant.
The Clyde liner Semlnole, from Turks Island
and Santo Domingo with passengers. mnil an-5
freight for this city, went aground at noon yes
terday in a dense fog off Point Pleasant, N. J.
She lies close to the shore in about twelve feet
of water. As soon as the Seminoles kt?l
scraped the .-hoal Captain McKenzie reversed his
engines, but her Impetus carried her too far into
shallow water to back away. The captain sent
a wireless message to the station at Monmouth
Beach giving his approximate position and asked
the operator to have the Merritt-Chapman
Wrecking Company send him assistance.
Within sixteen minutes after the message left
the Seminole the big wrecking tug Relief and a
gang of wreckers were on their way through the
fog- to Point Pleasant, but the wreckers were un
able to get there In time for high water, which
was at 4 o'clock p. m.
Superintendent Haven of the Llfesaving Ser
vice went to Point Pleasant and directed the
Hfesaven from the Manasquan and Point Pleas
ant stations. The litesavers, who were unable
to find the steamer at first, picked up her fog
signals and went alongside. There was prac
tically no sea running, and they had no diffi
culty in petting aboard They offered to take
the crew and the sixteen passengers ashore, but
all declined the invitation, as the steamer was n
no danger.
The lifesavers remained on board until the
wrecking tug arrived. An effort was made to
release the Betntaole, bat she could not be
moved. Thr Relief will try again at high water
this morning.
MEonmouth Beat h. N. J.. May 2S.— A freight
steamer, not yot identified, ran ashore this even
ing betneen Mantoioking and Pay Head. The
Cog alons the coast is very dense The Ufesaving
crews trom the stations at both these plnces have
gone to the aid of the steamship.
Six Drown When Railroad Bridge
Gives Way at Dallas.
Dallas. Tex., May IS. Tf-n lives lost, more than
a million dollars' worth cf property destroyed, four
thousand persons homeless and telegraph and tele
phone wirt-s west and southwest put out of com
mission are the results of an overflow of the
Trinity River last night and to-day.
The river at nightfall passed the record of fifty
two f<-«>T. made in IS*56, when business houses stand
inp in what is now a poor residence quarter of Dal
las were swamped. The sam? part of the city to
night is under several feet of water, and thousands
have lost their household effects, while the resi
dence quarter of North Dallas is cut off from the
business part of the city .-s far as streetcar lines
are concerned. Only one line is operating to a. part
of North Dallas. The waterworks plant is out of
commission and the lighting plant is inundated.
Mayor Hay issued a proclamation closing all busi
ness bouses from 7:30 o'clock to-night until 5 o'clock
to-morrow morning. Funds were raised this after
noon for the relief of the homeless.
A section of the Texas & Pacific Railway bridge
here was washed out to-day and fifteen men were
thrown into the river, rtx being\ drowned. The city
is without water, and a lire in the Continental Gin
Company's plant caused a loss of several thousand
dollars before it was extinguished by water from
the flooded stream.
Many persons were taken from the roofs of their
houses a.nd from trees by beats.
The Texas & Pacific and the Atchison, Topeka &
Santa Fe railroads have been compelled to abandon
tiaffic to the west, several bridges having been
swept out by the high water?.
Waco reports the Brazos River higher than ever
kno« n The flood caused great damage to the crops
along the Brazos- and its tributaries. Railroad
traffic is seriously delayed.
Oklahoma City, Okla . May 25. — Seven persons
are dead, about four hundred and fifty are home
less, thousands of acres of lowlands are inun
riated. hundred? of houses are washed away or
damaged, railroad and wagon bridges are gone
over a large area of the southern part of the
state, several railroad bridges are damaged and
the tracks of nearly every railroad company oper
ating in the state are di.- arranged to-night as a
result of heavy rains and overflowed rivers. The
dead are Wiliiam 11. Lindlay, of Andarko; Thonip
kir.s Cheek, of Sharme; .Mr. and Mr* William B.
Halters and their ci.iid, Frederick; a negro,
drowned at Guthrle, and an unidentified man,
Bound in the Ctmarron River, near Outline
More than seven hundred houses in West Gutli
rie are submerged. The flood fell to-day, but the
bottoms are stiU submerged, "water knee, deep is
running through the streets and transportation
from one part of the town to another is by means
of boats.
Theory That She Escaped from
La port c Will Xot Down.
Laporte. md . May X.— The body of Mrs. May
Reiily. who <!i?yppeared from Rochester, last (ail,
wa.» substituted by Mrs. Belle Gunness for her own
In the fire, according to the theory advanced by
Me— la. DarrOW and Worden, attorneys for Ray
Lampbere. The attorneys they have evidence
to substantiate their belief.
That Mrs. Gunnes* escaped in man'a clothing
bom Laport« ta asserted in a letter from a man in
Arkansas to Mayor Harrow. The writer, who is
known to the Mayor, former!., lived in Marshall
County, tod., anil therefore credence is place.) i;i
:> ,s statements. This man positively declares that
Mra Gunneaa escaped, and that he had a letter
trom her May 3. nw days after the fire a» the Gun
ness tann The writer !-*%.•- he will prod me this
letter'and turn over to the officers other letters, and
will also give information regarding h*=r to the
oncers either to Lsporte or at his home in Arkan
Rochester. May -•'• The local police have le.-unod
. era! women named May Reilly bave dls
, ; from this city within a number of }"au,
tut tnej have bren unable to trice them.
Psychical Research Society to Investigate
Remarkable Story of Artist.
(By T<-:r*rai>h to Th.c Tribune.]
Kew Bedford, Mass.. May S.-Proressor James
H* liyalop secretary »t the American Society for
Psychical Beaearclj. has chartered a boat to In
vestigate reputed proof of the alUged control of
Frederick l> Thompson, of New York, by the late
Robert Bwsln Glfford. the artist, lie will make a
trio to Naushon Island, in Huzznrd'B Bay. to
Identify the scene ol ■ picture by Thompson en
titled' *Tbe Battle cf the EteCßSatS." *aid to have
wn Sainted while under Gifford's control.
■n mmton conununlcstea with Dr Isaac K. Funk
recently saylns that GUtord'a voice directed him
o , ke up the- latter's iwork and RO .... with it.
It is a!l«£<-d thai b« palntS in a b( '- trance -
[B" Tele— raph ''' Th« Tiibun».l
Denver. May 25-The Vidler Tunnel waa wl.l at
bankrupt " , to-day tot J4S/«-0. It wa* owned by
the Trans-Continenental Tran/portatlon and Min
\ g Company, of London, capttaUsed at $3,^.00.
who«e fc shares hr.ye sold in London at 111. OfcOJge
L, \m saafht ii. for an i-n«Jiaii syndicate. • - ■
M v r phy -Conner s Men and Brooklyn
Senator Have Warm Debate.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune ]
Albany. May 25.— 1f Senator P. H. McCarren did
not Cully appreciate a few weeks ago what some
of his Democratic colleagi;es In the state conven
tion thought of him he got ever; opportunity to
realize it at the bearing this evening before tho
Judiciary Committee on the McCarren bill regulat
irig political parties and prohibiting corrupt and
arbitrary methods.
A legion of Murphy-Conners supporters filled the
Senate chamber and talked voluminously agnlnst
the bill ami its introducer. A good :-art of the
tinif it was difficult to know which was under con
sideration. While several legitimate arguments
were presented against the bill, most of the talk
was a Justification of the action of the convention
in unseating the McCarren delegates and a dis
cussion of McCarren's characteristics.
McCarren himself Jumped into the fray with re
peated questions ?nd comments. Once, when one
of his opponents flatly declared he never was
honestly elected, the lanky Brooklyn man almost
lost his temper.
"You're a liar." he exclaimed hotly Then, with
a wry smile, he modified the statement. -You're
not telling ;he truth.'' he said.
The hearing was start "1 in the right direction.
hut by the time two speakers h:id finished, Mc-
Carren had become tbe subject under consideration.
Thomas F. Magner, of the Kings County Demo
cratic organization, argued Che constitutional ques
tion, and said that under the McCarren bill :i man
might actually be incarcerated in a penitentiary
find still be a member of tho Senate committee
and there would be no way of removing him.
Herbert Bissell, of the Erie County Democratic
organization, declared that the party in power
would hp likely to get decisions in its f:.vor from
Judges who owed their advanoement to politics.
"You can't get a political speech or a political
contribution from a judge." said Senator Raines.
"but you expect to get a political decision."
The third speaker, John K. Carew. happened to
have been a member of the committee on con
tested scats at the convention, and when his eyes
fell upon McCarren sitting in the front row. he
couldn't resist the temptation of tilling the whole
story. Ho wanted to pay his compliments to the
Governor first, and started out by a wholesale
declaration that there was no public demand for
any of the measures lecommended by th" Gov
ernor. Senators Raines and Davis believed he was
trying to get off a Democratic campaign speech at
the expense rf the Republicans, and stopped that
H» declared that the committee on contested
peats acted properly in unseating the McCarren
"It was shown before that committee." he said,
"that men who had died were voted, and that per
sons, whose mail had been returned because they
could not be found, were voted. It was shown
before that committee that in one district 31.T more
votes were cast than therr> wre enrolled voters. I
am here to sustain the action of that committee."
"We don't rare anything about sustaining that
convention. ' said Chairman Davis.
"The Legislaure has no more right to say that a
political party shall have a state committee than
it has to say that the Presbyterian Church shall
have a board of bishops, who shall be ordained in
a way prescribed by the Legislature," Carew con
tinued. "Home rule is a good rule; but it isn't as
good as majority rule."
Penatr-r Me 'arren broke in to say: "Everyone
kr.'->Tv-p thai Kings Count;.- *el<-satcj <vere fcrcih'.y
thrown out of the convention ma.the most fraud
ulent, most illegal and most brutal manner ever
known in politics."
Jam's Church, of Brooklyn, said there was no
demftnd for the bill, except from the Governor txA
from Senator McCarren, whom he called a keen
lawyer and an astute politician. 'The real leader,
nnt the titular leader, of Kings County." said he,
"has been o.uoted as saying that Senator McCar
ren is the b^Ft asset of the Republicans in Kint^s
County. Don't let us think that the Governor in
tend? to deprive the Republican party in Kings of
it? bppt asset."
Mr. Raines was puzzled nhout the "real leader"
o! Kinps, and later he asked Mr. Church to whom
he referred. "Colonel Dsdy," replied the speaker.
The political leadership of McCarren was at
tacked by Georpe Williams, chairman of th* anti-
McCarren organization in Kirprs County, who said.
The Democratic party in Kint,-s County when he
took the leadership polled 116,(X>0 votes, ar.d that
has gone down to 66.000. Home rule is all ritrht,
hut when it means misrule and graft rule and
rule hy some one who is always looking to make
snni<Mhir<)r out of it. that is different."
Every speaker at both the afternoon and night
sessions of the hearing was a Democrat, and the
Republican members of the committee plainly
evinced pleasure at ".he continual wrangling going
on between Democrats of different hues.
Isaac M. Kapper. speaking for Senator McCar
ren, said that .ither such a bill would have to be
passed or a taxpayer's action would be justifiable
to prevent the expenditure of a quarter of a
million dollars in New York City for the primaries.
"Give me the Inspectors." siid Senator Grady,
"and you take the votes and I'll be elected. You
do It over in Kings County."
"Y'fiu can't get me to stand here and admit any
such thing. ' vehemently replied Mr. Kwpper.
"Oh, I understand." continued Senator Grirly
"I have been in politics long enough to know that
inspectors are not allowed to sit by the l^ad^rs
unless they cm be depended upon to carry the
election for their party."
Former State Chairman Melville Havens, of
Syracuse, said he was instrumental in drafting the
measure, and recited several contests in Onondnjra
County, repetitions of which." he said, he wanted
to see prevented. Other speakers for the bill were
Colon"! W. <i. Rice, of Albany, prominent in the
organization of the Home Rule Democracy; Deputy
Attorney General Mott and Judge l^ynn, of Roches
Boston, May 26.— Subpoenas were issued by the
United States Circuit Court to-day against the Of-
lala of the Boston & Maine and New York, New
Haven & Hartford Railroad companies in connec
tion wiih the bill in equity filed by the United
States government fn thi.-< city last Friday, seeking
to compel the New Haven road to dispose oi its
street railway and Boston & Maine holdings. The
services will be made to-morrow. "
Additional subpoenas will be- served upon the of
ficials of the Consolidated Railway Company at
Hartford, Conn., and upon the officials ><t the
Providence Securities Company. Providence, R. 1.,
both of which are controlled by the New Haven
road. •
[Hv fcicgrapb to Th* Trir>un<> |
PUtsburs, May 5. Anthony .Miner. ;i negro
chauffeur, was bentenced to fonr months In the
workhouse iiii^ mornirig on a charge of malicious
mischief. IJ. 11. l'estes. fdrmer employer "f
Miner, alleged that the chauffeur took the family
auto out without the owner's knowledge, and in
a spree with frlenda broke the car. It is under
.s'.mj.i owners will break up the us^ of their cars
i,. . hauffeurs
Agents Of the <J<Try Society started their crusade
against boys hangina around the lobbies of thea
tres lii earnest last niK'it. <>i>'l after they made ih*
round* of the playhouses from street to Har
lem seventeen boys had been caught In the- drag-
Mi iii'- Gerry Boclety believes ihrf' ih» practice
masters in offering themselves for some triv
ial service to theatregoers Is done to .-ee-k a
■ bam 8 to pi< k pockets.
Pverv Hour on the hour. See NSW Jersey Central
Central Sehedulu on page 8. Try traveUUifi fiidt
class-—- idnt-
Racing Bills To Be Recommended
When Foelker Returns.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune ]
Albany. May 85.— One step In Governor
Hughes's new campaign to bring about enact
ment of his anti-racetrack gambling measures
was taken to-night when William C Wallace
took his seat as Senator from the 47th Dis
trict and answered to his name on a roUcalL
This afternoon the State Board of Canvassers
passed on the returns of the county boards,
his certificate of election was filed and he took
his oath of office with the Secretary of State.
The official canvass gives Mr. Wallace a plu
rality of 251, an increase of .'5. He reiterated
to-night his pledge to support the Governor on
the racing bills.
The illness of Senator Foelker is all that now
delays action by the Governor, and consequent
action by the Legislature, on this important
proposition. Senator Agnew. sponsor for the
anti-gambling bills, said to-night that he heard
indirectly that Senator Foelker was improving
rapidly, and while nothing definite whs known
about the- date of his return to duty lie thought
the Brooklyn Senator ought to be here next
week. Agnew expects the Governor will not
send in the recommendation for the passage of
the racing bills until Foelker resumes his seat.
Although advocates of the repeal of the
Percy-Gray law are waiting for Foelker's re
turn, they are n-'t depending <>n him alone.
Vigorous efforts are b^ing made to bring over
all the Republicans who voted against the
Governor, ami upstate people are concentrating
their efforts on Knapp, of Clinton County, arid
Emerson, of Warren. Both are candidates for
re-election, though the two are thrown by the
into the same district. Meet
ings cf protest against their votes have been
held for two weeks in their home counties and
letters by the score have been sent to them
urging them to join the majority of their party
colleagues in supporting the anti-gambling bills.
To-night the Rev. Robert E. Hill, chairman of
the Law Enforcement League or TUonderoga.
buttonholed both of them, using as one of his
chief arguments a petition with l.««)O names
urging them t<> change their attitude on the
measures. He used another argument with
Emerson also— that he never could be elected
in his new district without Essex County, and
that Essex County never would vote for him
unless he voted for the anti-gambling bills when
the case came up again.
Evidences of a new campaign by the racins
Interests came to light to-night in the mail of
every Senator who voteri for the anti-gamblina?
bills' Each receive,! a huge batch of letters
purporting to come from constituents urging
him to defy the Governor and vote against the
bills if they were introduced at the extra ses
sion These missives were written according
to three or four stereotyped forms, but the thing
which revealed the trick more clearly than any
thing else was the brilliant hued paper used.
When the Senators got to comparing their let
ters, they discovered that they were all type
written on paper of white, yellow, blue, pink
or browi. -1r Ih^ pap-r In each case was of th«
same quality. In some cases illegible signatures
were attached Almost always the address of
the alleged constituent was missing In some
cases addresses were given which were not in
the district of the Senator to whom the letters
were addressed.
There seems little doubt that the Legislature
will be in session for at least two weeks longer,
whether or not the Governor submits his rec
ommendaticn for the anti-e-ambling- bills earlier.
Senator Raines, asked to-day when adjournment
would be taken, replied frankly that he had not
the faintest idea.
"Not this week, unless it would be in the in
terests of reform." he chuckled "Then, of
course, we'd adjeurn. But maybe next week.
It's certain that we've got to go to Chicago for
the convention, and to do that we've got to
leave here by the ll'th. Id have to go a day or
two earlier, maybe."
Both houses will hold business sessions to
morrow. The Assembly committees will hold
executive sessions and report several bills.
Physician Says He May Return to Albany
in About a Fortnight.
Poughk^epsie, N. V.. May 25— State Senator Otto
G. Fuelker. of Brooklyn, who recently underwent
a surgical operation which prevents his immediate
return to the State Sfnat», may be able to take
his seat in that body in about two weeks, accord
ing to his physician. Dr. F. N. Murphy. Although
Senator Foelker was able to leave his bed for a
short time to-day. Dr. Murphy said he did not be
lieve Hip Senator's progress toward recovery would
he rapid enough to permit him to go to Albany be
fore two weeks have elapsed.
Receiver for Southern Trust and Deposit
Company Follows Investigation.
[By TPlegraph to The Tribune ]
Baltimore, May 25. -S. Gross Horwits, an attor
ney, was appointed receiver for the- Southern Trust
and Deposit Company of Baltimore to-day as the
result of an investigation by State Treasurer Van
diver. The bill filed by Attorney General Straus
states that the investigation showed the company
insolvent. The capital stock of J70.000 is declared
to be practically wiped out, and the accounts of
creditors overdrawn to the extent of 58.453. most
of which are drafts not collectible. There are be
tween four and five hundred depositors, and it is
alleged in the bill that the funds are gravely im
perilled. ,
The liabilities of the company are J2l2.:w> 73. and
the aggregate available assets, according to tr.e
bill, $74,345.
(By Telegraph to The Tribune )
Baltimore. May B. — Dr. Kugene Alien Noble, of
Centenary "Collegiate institute-. Hackettstown, x. J .
w;is luumlmouslj elected president of th*> Women's
College fi Kaltimore -«t a mt-etiiig of the hoard of
trustees this afternoon, to take effect as soon aa
I>r. Noble can give up his work at Hackettstown.
He succeeds Dr. Goucbers, who resigned Ja.«t fall.
[By Telepraph to The Tribune]
Natchez, Miss.. May 25.— a telephone message
from Woodville, Miss., reports the suicide ther«*
this morning of J. O. Davidson, ca>hier of the
Woodville Bank, by carbolic aci.l No reason was
assigned for the act. He was sixty years old,
and learea a family.
(iuthne, Okla., May I£ -The HOUM and Se-nate
to-day passed a bill which provide.-, for a peniten
tiary tern for any employer who refuses work to
an employe on at count of the latter* belonging
to a labor union. The bill also prohibits Ptnkerton
detectives fre>rn working in the state.
May 2 r . to June 1. \\x Pennsylvania Railroad Tick
ets r>id to return until June 12. See U< ket agents.
— A«ivt.
Leaps from Roof of House in Ea>-t
77th Street.
An unidentffied woman jumped from the ro"f
of a seven story building at Xo. 2^.2 Kast 77th
street last night and was killed by the fall.
Michael Phillips, who lives directly across the
street, at No. 251 Ea?t 77th street, saw the
woman on the roof of the house Just before she
jumped. He says she was kneeling with hf
hands pointed toward the sky. While he was
looking at he* she Jumped
The body was carried through th*» air at an
angle that landed It almost on the opposite side
of the street. Several men were standing on
the opposite sidewalk talking, when the woman's
body fell withirw a few feet of them.
Cincinnati Faculty Says He Violated
Decency and (rood Morals.
Cincinnati. May 25.— The repignati.>n >>{ Pro
fessor H. H. Bawden from the chair of philos
ophy In the I'mversity of Cincinnati not having
been presented as demanded by Preskie-nt Dab
ney, that chair has been formally declared va
cant by the university trustees.
In a statement Issued to-day the Uush.es ex
plain that their action was taken unanimously
for the following reasons:
First — Professor Bawden came here under
faise pretensions, having: been iHsmisscd from
Vassar Colle-ge on substantially" the same
grounds as mentioned under second. He ack
nowledges this in his letter of May 3, published
in the newspapers.
Second — His manner of life, as well as his
teaching, is destructive of the family, the foun
dation of human society.
Third — After receiving the president's letter
asking f->r his resignation Professor Bawdes
came to the president's office and threatened
him with publication Of his story and his opin
ions on the subject if he did not withdraw the
letter. This he afterward did. to the scanelal of
the university and the violation of public de
cency and good morals.
Will Pay $2 for Every Stray Dog
Killed in Town.
Before the arrival of President Roosevelt at
Clyster Bay, Long Island, for the summer, every
stray 'dog in the entire town will be killed.
The Town Board members have ordered a sys
tematic slaughter of every unmuzzled dog in
the entire town, which includes Locust Valley,
Mill Neck. Glen Cove. Sea Cliff and East Nor
wich. Never before has any effort been made
to rid the place of stray curs. No on» wanted
the job of official dog- catcher, anel the con-
Btablea turned up their official noses at the
idea of their kiHingr d^sr?.
The town is now offering 52 aptecs for all
dogs kil'.ed. A dog catcher is to be appointed
as soon as possible in each of the fourteen
election districts.
French JDeputies Adopt Section of
Income Measure.
Paris, May 25. — The Chamber of Deputies by a
vote of 349 to 170 adopted to-day that section of
the income tax bill by which dividends fnm
rentes and all other French and foreign govern
ment bonds are made liable to taxation.
Provinces to Choose Officers on
August I—Xo1 — Xo Ycllozv Fever.
Havana. May 25. — Governor Ma-goon has issued
a decree that the combined provincial and mu
nicipal elections shall take place on August 1.
each province electing a governor and eight cnun
cilmen. and the municipalities electing an alcald
and a proportionate number of councilmen. The
date on which the officials elected wiil enter
office will be decided by a future decree. The
governors will hold office until February 24.
1I»13, and the mayors until August 1. 1912
Major J. R. Kean. of the medical corps, re
ports that not a single case of yeCow fever ex
ists in Cuba.
Crop Indications Better than Ever
Before, Says President Ellictt.
Detroit. Mich.. May 25.— President Ho-.vard El
liott of the Northern Pacific Railroad while
passing through Detroit to-day said thai crop
indications were better than ever before in the
Northwest and a largely increas»<i acreage gave
promise of returning prosperity on an extreme!;.'
substantial foundation.
Steamer Hits Steamboat in Fog Off
Robbin's Reef.
The steamboal Thomas S. Brennan, while re
turning late yesterday afternoorw from West New
Brightun, Btatefl Island, with three hundred and
fifty persons, mostly wome-n. who saw the tauaeh
ing of the Department of Charities new boat, Urn
Lowell, was rammed J>y the Trini.lad stesaasi
Maraval a few hundred yards nortl) ol Robbin's
Reef Light.
The Maraval was ->r. her way to Perth Amboy. A
misunderstanding of signals caused Urn collision.
About three hundred guests climbed aboard t\.>-
Maraval when her bow crashed into the starboard
plde of the Brennan, mailing a bole in the two up
per decks. Tbey climbed back to the ITnusaii
five min;:te« later and were landed, without fur
ther mlshar. at Pier A.
Among the Brennan's passfnaan won Coassats
sioner Hebberd, Edward J. Buttei Tenement House
Commissioner; Dr. I>e K. Frankle, Dr. William
Mabon, Dr. S. S. Goldwater, Dr. I. T. Armstrong.
Aldermen Gunther, Downing, Wentz sad Muhl
bauer and Urn Rev. Dr. D. J. McMahon. The Fi
deHty, which accompanied the nianaaii. stood by
when the 1 renni was hit. The large harbor tug
KiriMlund, •;■•■ steam derrlcb Florence and half a
dosen other craft offered assistance, which was
1B) rvi. svapa to The THlhhm i
Denver. May S -Suit for |M\SM daSSagSB .<«ains?
a labor union, in which it is .-oiu-ht t.> obtain Judg
ment against the property of individual worktns
men, has bSSB brought by fhe I'ltlirn-' Alliance, on
behalf of a marl>le company, on the ground th.it
members af the MarbM Worker's L'nion hssi up
the construction ol th Idea! Building Dy >' sMks
for higher wages. The insi li sw Federation of
Labor will flsht the suit to the highest courts.
Ready tr» serve, t ■: all social events.-
H. T. Dewsy & aoas Co., 13»' Fulton St., New i'ork.
Xo Financial Measure, Xo Public
Buildings Bill, Says Bartholdt.
[From The Tribune Bur»»u. |
WashinKton. May 2,"».— The Republican mem
bers of the Committee on Finance held an in
formal meeting thi3 evening, at the earnest
solicitation of Speaker Cannon, to consider tho
financial bills again with a view to ascertain
ing If there was anything In the Vreeland bill
that could be incorporated in a compromise
measure which would be accepted by the Sen
ate. Mr. Cannon sent for Senators Aldrich and
Hale as soon as the Senate adjourned this after
noon and begged them to take this action, de
spite the fact that they assured him that no
measure which differed in principle from the
Aldrich bill could pass the Senate, and that such
a conference would be useless unless the House
were prepared to accept, at least in principle,
the provisions' of the Senate measure. Mr.
Cannon suggested that some form of legisla
tion n-.isrht be framed whereby emergency cur
rency could be issued with bonds as security
and with clearing house certificates also, "pro
vided they were found to be a practicable sub
stitute for bonds."
Senators .Mdri. h and Hale gave the Speaker
no encouragement beyond agreeing to meet
their Republican colleagues to talk the matter
over. On the result of this evening's meetlnX.
which cannot be disclosed at this time, depends
whether or rot there will Is ■ meeting of all
the conferrees on the financial bills to-morrow,
such a meeting being probable.
As soon as the Senate met this morning Sen
ators Culberson and Teller, the latter one of the
minority conferrees on the financial bills, cal'.e.i
the attention of Senator Aldrich to the com
promise proposition outlined in these <ilspatche3
this morning, and announced that the minority
members of the Senate would not permit tha
enactment of any measure which was 'tinct
ured with the cred't currency heresy." This
warning was made kno-.vn to Mr. Cannon, but
he insisted, nevertheless, that some further ef
fort be made, to reach an agreement and that
he would not be convinced that he had lost
control of the House until that had been demon
strated by a vote rejecting the compromise
proposition which he desires the conferrees to
report Mr. Cannon takes the ground that mem
bers of the House are liable to suffer far raora
severely from lack of legislation than members
o f the Senate, and that they cannot afford to
reject a bill which provides for emergency cur
rency, which will probably never be needed, even
if such currency can be based solely on bonds.
Meanwhile the Speaker Is doing yeoman work
to gain votes for such a financial bill as shall
receive his approval.
In order to hold a quorum, the Speai la
shrewdly preventing an agreement by the
House to the conference reporl on the public
buildings bill, as he realizes that as soon as
that is agreed to the members will scatter like.
a flock of sheep. Mr. Bartholdt. who is in
charge of this bill, has been convinced by the
Speaker's heroic measures, and BOW says that
he will not call up the public buildings bill
untU a financial Mil is passed, as there is an
in=istent demand for financial legislation in his
district (St. Louis), and he dare not return
home without having obtained some action on
that subject. Mr. Bartholdt made the following:
statement late to-day:
I served notice on the Speaker to-day that I
would not call up the conference report en the
public buildings bill until a satisfactory currency
bill has been passed. The conferrees on thi3
bill have reached a final agreement, and their
report has been adopted by the Senate I told
the Speaker that my constituents, especially
Republicans, are urging on me with much vigor
the absolute ueieasllj of enacting at this sss>
sion an emergency currency measure, and that
I agreed with them. and. I believe, with a ma
jority of the thinking people of the country.
that such liajslallna la necessary to r*st.->ro
financial confidence and guard against recur
rence of panic conditions. The Speaker's reply
waa that no one could force me to present the
conference report.
The sttnatiofl is this: The country ia looking:
to the Republican party to pass an emergency
currency bill. Congress ha_« been in session six
months and has failed to agree on a currency
measure. If we adjourn without doing anything
mon than creating a currency i iiwiiiilssissi it
will be up to the Republican party to make
embarrassing excuses if panic conditions recur
this fall. Furthermore, a Presidential campaign
I have the report r>f the conferrees on the
public buildings bill in my pocket. lam going
to keep ir until a satisfactory currency bill has
been passed. The House and Senate conferrees
on currency are at the threshold of a tentative
compromise. There is no reason why they
should not agree and why we should not enact
their agreement into law I for one am willing
tn stay here al summer if it is neceSsar? to
"starve out" any recalcitrant group or faction.
Commenting on the statement that Senators
Teller and Culberson had announced their in
tention to filibuster against the adoption of aay
features of t^. Vreelanil bill, one of the House
conferrees said:
The only patent interpretation of this atti
tude is that the Democratic Senate .asers
now propose "the Aldrich bill or nothing." If
this be their attitude and they maintain it. of
course there will be no currency legislation
beyond that creating a commission. The atti
tude of Senator AMrieh. oa the other hand, is
exceedingly mi oahlc He has been ready for
a compromise whereby individual banks which
preferred not to affiliate with national f!--ar:"?
house associations* would be authorized if they
desired to buy state, county or municipal bonds
and on them as security tali out additional
circulation in time of need. I can see no reason
why such an addition tr» the bill should not be
a-cepteel by the House; but whether the Vre«
lami bill so amended would be acceptable •»
the Senate there's the rub.
The Senate leaders conducted a miniatur*
filibuster to-ilav t'> prevent the enactment cS
any legislation wh* s bssjM result in further de
laying the House from ftntshin;? its work, and
for the greater part of the day Senators ex
pectsd to get away to-morrow. Late in the
afternoon, however. Mr. Hale announced that
he had learned from Mr. Bartholdt that no
agreement on the public buildings bill WSJI
po?.sib!e before to-morrow and the general defl
»ienty bill could not be disposed of until that
ag>ia«msa»l was reached, so he moved that the
Senate adjourn until to-morrow. It Is not e.x
pected that final adjournment will be taken
before Thursday or. possibly, Saturday. Of
course, the Speaker ■ aware that the closer
adjournment approaches to the national con
vention and the mon eager members become
for the enactment of the public buildings bill
and to get away the less difficult will becom*
his task in obtaln'ng a majority for a financial
bill which is In line with his views and those»
of the Senate.
I By TVleirraph to Th» Tribune J
Sprlnsflvtd. Mass.. M.«y 25. ■ Lazarus Darmamdes.
twenty-two year* old. a freshman in the acadsmss
department <tt the American International College.
was drowned in 'Vl'atershopa Pond, trit9 afternoon.
■while SWIBSBBSBg His body was recovered ttvrrl^ht
by the police. Damlanides came her» from Oroee?.
hi--, parent* b^lns dead, and wad working hid way
through collese. -Ha stood at tne head of till clas-*
and had made quite a reputation u«re «s aa orator.

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