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V OL LXVIII....X°- 22,474.
}fetz Appoints Firm to Make
Test of Black-sell's Structure.
Controller Metz yesterday afternoon appointed
sjg |er & Hodge, consulting engineers, of No. l
■Jaasasj street, to make a thorough investigation
of the carrying capacity of the Blackweli's
Island Bridge. This step by the Controller is
directly the result of The Tribune's articles con
cerning the probable structural weakness of the
bridere- The announcement of the appointment
rf Boiler & Hodge was made by Bridge Com
missioner Stevenson at the City Hall, after
talkir.g -with the Controller.
'The Controller." said Commissioner Steven
- son, "has appointed Boiler & Hodge to make
»n Independent report on the Blackwell's Island
Bridge. The firm will report to him. I have
apr-ointed professor William H. Burr to make
a thorough report for the Bridge Department.
The engineers in making their- investigation
v I work independently, so that there can be
T. question about the completeness and trust
■worthiness of the reports.
"The Bridge Department will pay Boiler &
Hodge for their work. While there has not at
any time" been any doubt in. my mind about the
safety at the Blackwell's Island Bridge. I am
><-,-•■- in favor of having a thorough investi
gation made at this time. If it la made now
Own will be no further question about the
carrying capacity of the bridge. li we did noth-
Inp. when the trolleys Ftarted running across
the structure the question of safety would again
come up. and ■• would recur when we started to
run the elevated and sulMfay cars across. If the
engineers see fit to make a practical test of the
neel the city will pay the bill. I expect that
the Investigation will cost the city 525,000. The
engineers will begta the investigation at once."
When seen at hi? home last evening Henry
W. Hodge, of Boiler & Hodge, had not heard
that it had been decided to employ his firm to
rr.ake an examination of the Blackwell's Isl
and Bridee.
"You can rest assured." said Mr Hodge, "that
If we undertake to make an examination of the
bride the -work will be done thoroughly. There
•will be no Question of taking anything for
pranted. The stresses will be figured out at
, .--•. --• point absolutely independent of any strain
sheets met by the Bridge Department or any
one *lse. All we require is the shipping bills
f hr>winp the amount of steel put Into the Mruct
iirf and the general plans of the bridge. When
The actual stresses are ascertained, it it is found
r.ecesf-ary, model lists will be made of the main
compression members, and the most conclusive
evidence will be given to Enow whether the
iricee is safe or not.*"
"How long will this work occupy?" Mr. Hodge
was asked.
■ If is impossible to make any accurate time
limit. The bridge la a very large one. and the
stresses will have to be figured upon every piece
that baa bob* into the superstructure. It will
mean several months of work before any re
port can be made. Nothing will be taken for
granted. and a thorough examination will take
considerable time. Until that examination is
concluded _we will not be in a position to de
cide wSether it .-;'; be necessary to make actual
tests of models of the main compression mem
Bol!*e & Hodge is one of the best known
• rasa of engineers •- the city. They superin
tended the construction of the Monongahela
cantilever bridge, and are expert bridge engi
neers. Mr Hodge was a member of the com
rr.isrion which was appointed to investigate and
report -upon the plans prepared by Gustavo
UnSenthal Car the Manhattan Bridge.
Chief Engineer In^ersoll. who is not a bri^ce
«r.£:r:eer, says that the changes made in the
ensign of xhs main compression members of the
riridjre was ■ real improvement, and states that
It »-as former Bridge Commissioner Lindenthal
HTrisgif who made changres in The original plans
for the structure. Mr. Lindenthal, however,
denies absolute!;.- the accuracy of the statement
rr.a.de by Mr. persoll, and says that not only
d:d he not make any change m his original plans
<>r authorize any to be made, but that he would
have absolutely refused to sanction the changes
d it were made in the plans after he left the
The statement that Henry B. Seaman, now
chief engineer of the Public Service Commission,
reported to omissioner Stevenson verbally'
after the re-exarr.ination of the Blackwell's
2?! and Bridjro made subsequent to th Quebec
flisaster. that the local bridge was absolutely
safe, is again repeated, although this statement
•■-'■• contradicted in an interview with
Mr. Searr.an published in The Tribune ten days
Mr ogen in an interview attributed to
him and published in one of the morning papers.
poJats out that, while the design of the main
eomr.rtgFion members of the Black well's Island
Bridge is similar to the same members of the
Qiitbec bridge, much more and stronger steel
*■*£ UF'-d in the fabrication ■ f the members used
Is the local bridge.
->sr. Lindenthal was t=e<*n yesterday by a Trib
vr:e reporter regarding Mr. EngersoU's statement
that he Olr. Undentha had a't«?r^d the plans
■ '.-... before r^i^ning th*- office of
Er:^ge v'ommlssioner.
"Thf- statement attributed to Mr. Insersol! in
on* o* th« newspaper?." said Mr. Llndenthal. "is
absolutely untrue I did not alter the oris'lna!
p'-aa« for the ickveiri Island bridge under
*hirh the contract vas awarded In any manner
*haw«>r More than lhat. Th<- plans were not
*-ter«^3 by amy one else during my term of office
WiXh either niy knowledge or approval. If the
Bridge Department has in its possession plans
»hnT.ir:g alterations i»urrorting to have been
Bade by dm or approved by nic they ought to
prodace them. ; knew «>f no such plans, and
*vuld !ik«? •.. see tb« blue prints, If any trxist." !
Armour Heart/ Loser in Onslaught,
2nd Com Goes to 81.
[By T-!-rr«ph To The Tribune J
Chicago, Hay -7. — James A. Patten and J.
( *B2ca Armour r'.tsh^d in a spectacular close in
**»T corn to-day, th« price soaring to SI before
*J* pit was dosed.
Armour rushed into the market in an effort to
the Patton corner, but despite every at
■^ck -Jie market ".as he ■• Jinn by Patten, -who
his absolute control of the situa
v.>.*r. turn started op Armour tried to bear .
tti'« I ■•...- sellirs a rial?- nt und^r offered
T»rtc*«. Thft effort was unava « and is be-
Ilfv^ « o hay«» cost Armour hundreds of thou
♦«--.<«„ or doJlari in a tern minutes of trading. j
in a f.r.al burst of excitement the grain ,
-irln l -. and then dosed at SG. Both of these |
•*• record brcr.kirr fisrur^s. ' i
To.^;^;;^^ wlnd , NEW- YORK, THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1968.— TWELVE PAGES.— vFBSSZSZ
Takes Refuge on the Lusitania from
Recount Process Server.
William R. Hearst, whose lawyers, with the
assistance of the Attorney General, are trying
to demonstrate that Mr. Hearst was elected
Mayor of New York in 1905, went on board the
Lusitania at 4 o'clock yesterday morning, re
maining in his stateroom from that hour until
2 o'clock in the afternoon, when the boat sailed
for Europe. To his representative Mr. Hearst
gave this message a few minutes before sail
"You might as well go back to the house and
tell that subpoena server who is 'laying' for me.
that there is no use hanging around any longer,
as I am on the high seas, and wont be back for
two months."
In the Supreme Court before Justice Lambert
Eugent Lamb Richards," counsel for the Mayor,
announced on Tuesday that he wanted Mr.
Hearst as a witness. As Mr. Hearst had made
his plans to sail for Europe, the news sent a
cold chili down the back of Clarence J. Sh»arn
and other members of the Hearst happy family.
Justice Lambert mildly suggested the best way
to get a witness was to subpoena him.
Mr. Richards acted on the suggesion. and ob
tained the Buposna. It was put into the hands
of a process server, who posted hims°lf outside
Mr. Hearsts house at Lexington avenue ami
2Kth street. When "The American" appeared
yesterday the following announcement was on
the third page:
An important conference of leaders of the Inde
pendence perty in New England, the East, the
South the middle West and the Pacific Coast will
r>e field this afternoon and evening and posstblv to
morrow mprnmg at the home of William Randolph
Hearsr. 2Sth street and L^lriKton avenue.
llar.s for the national convention, which will be
heir. !n Chicago o n July 27. will be discussed This
eaTherinK v 111 b<» held for the purpose of riving the
df-.ec-ate.<= an opportunity of conferring with' Mr.
Hearst before he <=ais for Europe.
The process server and various reporters
called at the Hearst house yesterday afternoon
to see Mr. Hearst and get something about the
"conference." The servants said Mr. Hearst
was away and that there was no conference at
the house. Last night the news that Mr. Hearst
had gone away on the Lusitania in the after
noon was confirmed at "The American" office.
A proof slip was shown to Inquirers. It said
that the conference at Mr. Hearst's house "was
ended at a late hour last night." and that "it
did not discuss candidates or nominations."
Mr. Hearst's name did not appear on the
Lusitania's passenger list.
Apathy of Public at Water Color
Exhibit Responsible.
J. C Nicoll, president of the American Water
Color Society, said yesterday that the society
had lost a promised endowment fund through
the failure of the public to respond liberally to
the experiment of having five days a week fr^c
at th° annual exhibition in the Fine Arts (.Jal
l«r:c?, in "West o~th street, which closed on
This endowment, which was to have come from
a New York man. would have produced an income
Of .<J.<*»<i or $AflOO a year and enabled the so
ciety to make its future exhibitions free every
day In the week. At the next annual exhibi
tion of the society every day will probably be
a pay day, as heretofore.
Francis C. Jones, treasurer of the National
Academy of Design and a member of the Amer
i ican Water Color Society, urges, however, that
I the experiment be tried next year, when the
: public may be better informed as to its priv
! ileges. j
Pardo's Successor Chosen — Career of New
Chief Executive.
Lima. Hay 27.— Senor Don Augusto B. Leguia
has been elected to succeed Dr. Pardo as President
of Peru. The result of the election had been an
ticipated, as Sefior Le.ruia had a large political
following. Eugenlo Uarrabure y Unaftue, the
Peruvian Minister to Brazil, has been elects First
Vice-President and Dr. Belisarto Sosa Second Vice-
President. 1
Ti-.e military Judge f^re ha? ordered thirteen
■ •.; prisoner?. Including one American, to be
pet at liberty fl.« not being Implicated in the recent
insurrection of which I»r. Durand was the leader.
Several Senators <m<i Deputies who are still im
prisoned have appealed to the Supreme Court
apainsl illegal prosecution by military judgr-s.
Sefior Leguia i? forty-five years of ag<\ For ,i
v.p.e time has w.-is engaged In the life Insurance
I.atei be be^me managing dire tor
of the British Suear Estates. Limited, a corpora
tion which has many million \i<< liars Invested in
Peru Ir. 1903 he was Minister of finance In Presi
dent I'arMamos government, of which Dr. Pardo
vas premier. When Dr. Pardo became President
Leguia was appointed Premier. He retired
: ■ -..- offl« c a few months ago in order to enter
the campaign for tbe Presidency.
London. May 28,— Replying to the deputation
which came to .-i- c k tii" government For financial
support for the Pea c Congress, which will assem-
Lon4on ; -. July. David Uoyd-<3eorge, Chan
cellor of th*: Exchequer, announced last night that
:inf j in view of the importance of,
; romoting intemattonal friendliness the g0vern
,,,...,, ba, sanctioned setting apart a sum from the
, . , . . the amount not yet l.eing de
rganlxe the country's International hos
■ a more regular oasis. He further inti
■ ; thai ihla new fund might cover objects such
.-,- tha deputation advocated. The Cbancellors
novel propoeai > warmly BUpported by the London
Berlin May -'7.-Th« Ministry of Education an
! . , ■.;.■;:: to-<i:.y •:. exchange of professors be
i tween the University of Berlin and the universities
'■ of Columbia and Harvard for (he. university year
i beginning next October. Albrecht Pen k. director
! of the Geographical Institute, will go to Columbia, i
I while Eugen Kuehnemann, professor of philosophy
! it Breslau university, will return to Harvard, re- ;
! maining there through the year in plsu* of Pro- [
' resaor Kumo Frank*, who will spend a year in I
! Europe on leave »f absence America will send to j
! Berlin William Morris Davis, professor of geology j
ia i Harvard, and Fells: Adier, of Columbia. Dr.
' Adier will ..... a course of lectures on ethical j
i problems In > A:Ht:ißa.
n"" 0 - [B ;. tec ii „to The Tribune |
i Denver. May -" Ten minute, before the $7,500
I m OrtC ase held by George Douglas, of Chicago, on !
j „ . famous Matchless mine, near Leadville. was i
! to-drfV Mrs. Elizabeth Tabor, widow of Ben i
' toi H' V w - Tabor, regained control by paying ;
I •'; - ii a n { She and her daughters have been living .
! in a hut at the mine ever since the Senator died, ;
j barring everybody from the workings
Chen" May "7 —Henry Farman, th« British aero- ;
' Mut ' to-day made two flights of UN metres in hi* I
' taae, This is the greatest distance .1 at- i
;!r j-,ert in a straight li.-.-
jOperJwSuy. Weal place lor Holiday Outin '.-A4v V |
Xeic Fighting Mast Xot Brought
Don-n by Big Guns' Fire.
Old Point Comfort, Va., May 27. — The biggest
naval gun, the heaviest projectile and the high
est explosive known, combined with close rang*
and deadly aim. were allowed to work their full
havoc on the turret plate of the monitor Florida
to-day. The result is declared to be a victory
for turret construction, and this notwithstanding
the 11-inch hardened steel plate was blackened,
Which wa.= subjected to a heavy gun fire yesterday to test the new fiehting mast and the turret. One
of the Florida's turret pin? is shown purposely "crippled- for the test. The Florida withstood the
test with no serious damage. The odd-l"oking structure on the after deck Is the new steel fighting
(Photograph Dy the Pictorial News Ompany.)
broken, the seams of the turret sprung and the
rivets and screws loosened and twisted.
It was not five minutes after the terrible im
pact that the finely balanced mechanism of the
turret was being worked with perfect ease and
the 12-inch gun on the left side was trained at
will. Inside the turret where stand the gunners
and gun crew, the havoc was much less apparent
than from the outside. Examination showed
that of the many delicately adjusted instruments
for fire control, sighting and operating the tur
ret, few if any were out of working order.
"If this had happened in battle the Florida
would be fighting yet," said one of the rear
admirals with enthusiasm.
Then followed a futile attempt to destroy the
newly designed fighting mast erected on the
stern of the Florida. After five shots from the
Arkansas guns had gone ripping through it, the
mast still stood firm.
Forty shots would not bring it down, and no
enemy would waste ammunition and time shoot
ing at it." was the expert comment. It was
predicted that all new ships will be equipped
with battle masts of this design.
The story of the "shooting up" of the Florida
by the Arkansas, however, is not "contained in
this technical statement of results. It was an
event in which the keen edge of expectation
was not dulled by the realization. Rear admiral
and brigadier generals, together with their
juniors, scurried under protected decks and then
popped out again as quickly to look for the
damage done by the shots. Every naval bureau
was represented, likewise the ordnance and ar
tillery of the army.
The scene of the real war demonstration was
Hampton Roads. The Florida, which had been
in the bands of experts for some time, lay with
her nose pointing out through the Virginia
Capes, near Thimble Shoal Light and about four
miles from Old Point Comfort. She had steam
up and a large American flag floated astern.
Back of the bridges on the upper structure there
hung the weekly wash of several jackies. But
most striking in her appearance was the "loan
ing tower" on her stern, the woven pipe mili
tary mast, resembling a huge waste paper
basket On top of its 125 feet of height was a
broad 'platform where two dummy sailors fash
ioned from boards stood bravely, looking down
on two more dummies of the same pattern on
the turret forward. One of the two bier guns
which protrude from this turret had been re
moved and a "cripple" gun occupied its place.
Just 342 yards on the inside of the Florida lay
her sister ship the Arkansas. The distance
looked cruelly close as the big guns on the latter
rhip prepared to take unerring aim.
"This is such a test as would never occur in
actual warfare." remarked a rear admiral, as
the party of officers boarded the Arkansas. "The
, aim will bt perfect; the distance is so close that
1 the impact will be at its full velocity, and the
j part of the Florida to be hit is the weakest."
All of these points presented themselves to the
i party of naval officers on the little cruiser
I Montgomery, as the bright morning sun, fleecy
! white clouds and gentle breeze added the in
| ration of a perfect day.
A fleet of naval tug.= from the Norfolk N\"vvy
Yard, the army torpedo planter Ringgold, with
the army officers from Washington aboard, and
the tender Fort Monroe, with thirty officers from
the artillery school and forty from the post,
besides the little torpedo beat Morris, constituted
the fl"et which hovered around the Arkansas
and the Florida as early as 8 o'clock. Every
body went ah"ard the Arkansas, and attention
whs at once directed to a strip of canvas h^-ld
up between two staffs on the- turret of the
•Y\v are going to shoot a 12-inch projectile
througii that target to get the range," was the
announcement, "and when you see the red flag
go to the masthead of the Arkansas and hear
h.-r whistle, scoot for cover."
There was just a suggestion of a ground swell
coming in through the Capes, and ns the chief
fault with the monitor class of ships is that
th< :■ "feel" any sv. ell, it was an hour and a
quarter before Lieutenant Walter M. Falconer,
In charge of the big guns, got bis aim. There
v as a crash, a roar, the monitor kicked back into
Che water and sprang up again, and when th>
canvas tarp t came into view it had a hole
through Its lower half Then the turret of T n .-
Florida was slowly swung arcund SO that her
guns an.l those of the Arkansas looked squarely
,-,t >ach 1 ither.
More than .in hour .if gun training followed;
bul .it 1 " 4 J o'clock the b:g noise*' came — two
crashes so ■ lo»e together that they sounded like
one . The 12-inch projectllu had hit its target.
1, ivas ■ craan, .1 Saab and a cloud of yellow
quietly drifting away over the top of the
Florida What was I<jtt was a big. black wound,
just to the right of the right hand gun there
Continued oj» Second I'aje.)
Rival Contests To Be Run by Auto
mobile Club of America.
The Automobile Club of America, acting yes
terday afternoon through its governors, met
squarely the issue raised th" day before by The
American Automobile Association, and accepted
the declaration of war fur the control of the
sport in this country by not heeding the ulti
matum indirectly made by the national body.
The governors of the club adopted unanimously
the report of the contest committee, and in
structed it to prepare at "n-o for an interna
tional road race to be held this Call, for a gold
cup to be known as the Grand Prize of the
Automobile Club of America, under the rules
agrecl on at ostend last year by the Interna
tional Association of Recognized Automobile
In addition to this duplication of the Vander
bilt Cup race, the governors decided to hold
annually a long distance touring contest on the
lines of the Glidden tour, a hill climbing contest
and a road race for the Briarcliff trophy, which,
being open only to stock cars, is similar to the
Jefferson De Mont Thompson trophy contest of
the American Automobile Association.
There was n<> reference whatever to the reso
lutions adopted on Tuesday by the American
Automobile Association. Nothing has as yet
been decided as to the course for th.> bl~ inter
national race. It may be held at Savannah or
on a course near New York. The contest com
tnitte.-- \yill start u^rk at once in preparing the
details of the race, and will determine the course
a? soon as possible.
The text of the resolutions adopted yesterday
; Resolved. That the Automobile Club of Ame-ica
: hold in the fall of 190S a road race under the rules
I of the International Association of Recognized
; Automobile Clubs, as adopted at Ostend on July
I 14, 1907, and that the contest committee of the
; club l>e empowered to organize and carry out such
■ a race.
I Resolved, Tint the Automobile Club of America
: give a cold cup. to be known as "the Grand Prize
of the Automobile Club of America." to be com
peted for annually in a road race to be conducted
i under the auspices of the Automobile club of
America, under the rules adopted each year by the
j International Association of Recognized Automobile
The contest committee la hereby directed to have
such a cup specially designed of a character and
; value representative of the international impor
tance of this event. .
! Resolved. That the Automobile Club of America
organize and conduct each year the following
First — An international road race for "the Grand
Prize of the Automobile Club of America." under
the riles of tne International Association' of Rec
ognized Automobile Clubs as may be adopted each
year. Second — An international stock car race for
the Briarcliff trophy. Third— A lone distance tour
ins: car contest, Fourth A hill climbing content
Resolved. That the secretary of the club be in
structed to communicate these resolutions to all
clubs and organizations with which it is affiliated. 1
The long: distance touring contest "will be held
this year, but there will be no hill climbing con
test until next summer. The race for the Briar
cliff trophy has already been run. the cup having
been won by Louis Strang in an Isotta car. on
April 24. .This race will be renewed next year.
The following governors were present at yes
terday's meeting, with E. H. Gary, president of
the club and chairman of the board of the
United States Steel. Corporation, in the chair-
Henry Sanderson. William G. McAdoo, Robert
Lee Morrell, Frederick D. Underwood. William
Pierson Hamilton, George F. Chamberlain, Win
throp K. Scarritt and Colonel John Jacob Astor
The action of the governor-, of the Automobile
Club of America shows that the resolution of
the American Automobile Association which
provides disqualification for all manufacturers
and drivers taking part in any contest not sanc
tioned by that association has no terrors for
them. The resolution of rh- American Auto
mobile Association provided also that the only
national or International contests to be sanc
tioned would be the Vanderbilt Cup race, the
Glidden tour and the race for the Jefferson de
Mont Thompson stock car trophy.
This made Impossible, with the sanction of the
national body, a renewal of the Briarclifl trophy
race, which was frowned on from its Inception
by the association's racing board, as it was
held in contravention of th« stand taken by that
board after the Vanderbilt Cup race of 1906. as
well as the race proposed, since the protest of
the foreign clubs, by the Automobile Club of
America. ,
The governors of the club took up this chal
lenge boldly yesterday and struck telling blows
by their decision Eo hold a touring contest In
addition to the two road races.
Health and Delight in the cool depths of the
Balsam forests of Bretton Woods Hotel represent
atives, llaO Broadway. Tel. 474S Mud.—
Twelve Injured and Greek Damage
Done in Oklahoma County.
Wichita, Kan.. May _'7 — Ten dead, twelve in
jured, hundreds of cattle killed, a vast acreage
of crops destroyed and many buildings wrecked
are the results of a series of tornadoes th:it
visited Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, last night.
The storm seemed to enter Alfalfa County
from the west, north and northeast simultane
ously. Every obstruction was levelled. Th"
McDonald family, living near Ingersoll. sought
safety in a cyclone cellar. This was unro. ,f»<i
and the occupants were buried under debris.
Red River's New Channel Places
Them in Oklahoma.
{By 7>l»<CTaph to Th» Tribunal
Denison, Tex.. May 27.— Bad River has
made a new channel, transferring many Texas
farms to Oklahoma and submerging fifty thou
sand acres of farm lands. The town of Key.
east of here, has been washed away, and Dela
ware Bend is reported gone. Many dwelling
houses passed here in the flood to-day, and it is
believed many persons perished. .The Washita
and Blue rivers and the Boggles have also sub
merged many thousands of acres of crops In
Southern Oklahoma. This city remains com
pletely isolated by rail. Part of the Missouri.
Kansas & Texas bridge here went down to-day,
following the 'Frisco and other trestles. The
Red River fell seven feet to-day.
The railroads of ' Texas estimate the damage
to their property by the floods as not less than
510.000.000. '
Texas Instructs for Bryan and
Indorses Bailey. x
By i>l«frraph to Th» Tribune. ]
Fort Worth. Tex., May -_'7.— The State Demo
cratic Convention ended here to-day in a fist
fight, after adopting, a platform which indorsed
Bailey and Bryan and instructed delegates to
Denver to vote for Bryan. Several prominent
anti-Baileyites and Baileyites resorted to blows
to settle arguments they could not dispose of
by debate.
The afternoon session to-day was one marked
by cheering, hooting and hissing, drowning out
the voice of Chairman Standifer every few min
utes. The friends of Senator Bailey, who won in
the recent Texas primary by a small majority,
had laid plans to capture the full delegation to
Denver, and succeeded after several bitter
clashes. Selection of delegates was left to a
committee of sixteen instead of letting the Con
gress districts choose their delegates, according
to custom. Anti-Bailey men declared this gag
rule, and strenuously objected.
Just at adjournment Cullen Thomas, of Waco,
an Implacable Bailey foe, struck J. F. Writers,
of Houston, over the head with an umbrella.
Wolters resented Thomas's attack by striking
him full in the face with his clenched fist, fell
ing him. Other opposing delegates took the cue,
and more blows were exchanged. Police rushed
to the scene, but by the time they arrived the
delegates had separated. . ._-...
The following dtlegntee-at-larga were chosen:
Senator J. W. Bailey. M. M. Brooks, of Dallas:
G. 1.. Storey, of Caldwell. and A. .1. Baker, of
Tom Green County. Alternates. C. I* Grachfield.
of Rush; John R. Kubema. of Fayette; J. R. Bow
man, of Potter, and D. F. Looney, of Huntington.
Writer's Family Adrift Two Days
Off' Catatina Island— Tico Drozcn.
Avalon. Is-land ->f Catalina. CM., May
27— Captain A. Crist, of the launch Zeus of
Avalon. and C. E. HooHne, ordinary seaman on
the United States converted cruiser Buffalo,
were drowned, and E. E. Easton and wife ami
two small children and a negro nurse were re -
„,„.,! at sea by the Buffalo last night after drift
ing helplessly for two days in a launch.
Kaston is a writer and a former war corre
spondent, and was secretary to Webster Davis.
Assistant Secretary of the Interior under Presi
dent McKinley.
L,ate on Tuesday evening the cruiser Buffalo,
Captain Pond. >ighted the little craft with th*
occupants wildly waving signals of distress.
While rescuing the party Hooline was throw a
from the deck of the cruiser and drowned.
Finally Easton and his family were safe'y
taken aboard the Buffalo, which proceeded to
Owner, an Accused Embezzler, Is
Sought at Sea.
A man described in cable messages bring sent
broadcast by officials of the United States Cus
toms Service, the consular officers of the British
government at this port and a host .of creditors
as "F. G. Bailey, president of the Export Ship
ping Company," is declared by the authorities to
be somewhere on the high seas, probably farina:
for some South American port, on board the
steamer Goldsboro, bought by Bailey, repainted and
Bailey is wanted to answer to a charge of secret
ing and withholding from Edward P. Boise, the
receiver for the Export Shipping Company, who
was appointed by Judge Hough, in the United
States District Court, on May 19 last, goods and
merchandise valued at upward of several thousand
dollars and claimed by petitioning creditors in an
action in involuntary bankruptcy.
On May 2 the Goldsboro sailed from this port.
Learning of her departure, the custom officials
sf-nt a vessel after her. believing 'the best! was
headed for South America with guns and ammuni
tion on boatri. li KM found when the revenue,
cutter people boarded the OeMsborc that .-he had
only fifty guns in her hold, These w»re confis
cated and she was allowed to proceed. it was be
lieved her destination was Honduras, Central
America. Half an h->ur after the Goldsboro put
to M , thi British Consul revoked her registry,
having previously granted her papers, and notices
of the revocation were -■•; • to ports all over thf
Yesterday's developments disclosed the Export
Shipping Company to be ■ New Jersey corpora
tion, Incorporated in August, 1901. with a capital
of $100,000. with offices at No 11 Broadway, an.l a
branch office in Chicago. It was doing 1 freight
broker's an.i forwarder's business.
Geneva, May 27.— Princess Amelie-Loui?e of
Filrstenbersr. and Ousted Kozian. an employe oj
nn automobile firm, with whom she eloped recently
from Vienna, were traced to Zurich by detectives.
learning that they hud !*»n discovered. they left
there on Monday last. It is saW thai the princess
bad with her many gems, including several valua
ble tiaras, a description of which has been sen?
to the- principal Jewellers of Europe, with a warn
ing not to purchase.
Sherry t tton dinner Madeira after
H T Dewey & Sons Co., 131 Fulton St. New York.
-Advt- • ' •
HOUSE VOTE 19* TO 140.
Aldrich to Call Up Conference Re
port in Senate To-day.
[Fron» The Tribune Bur»-»i }
Washington. May 27.— The House adopted to
day the conference report on the Aldrich-Vree
land bill by a vote of 16»» to 140 after one
hour's delate, equally divided between the two
sides. Representative Vreeland. chairman of
the conference, explained the provisions of th»
bill, showing that it contained both the bond
principle of the Aldrich biil an.l the commer
cial paper feature of the Vreeland bill, leav
ing optional with the banks the form of se
curity they would employ for emergency cur
rency. Representative Pujo explained the
mearure from the Democratic standpoint and
Mr. Glass, of Virginia, made a facetious speech
which elicited applause despite the fact that
it included no attempt at logical reasoning.
Representative Bourke Cockran made an ad
dress in which he sought to establL-h the con
tention that there were no such things as finan
cial cartes or emergencies, save the emer
gency in which the Republican party found
itself, and maintained that any system where
by the banks were provided with funds with
which to assist embarrassed borrowers I i
fundamentally unsound. Mr. Cockran delivered
his peculiar opinions in* a manner which led
Mr Burton, in replying, to declare that the
utterances of the New Yorker made the de
livery of "bombastes forioso™ sewaa like ths
tittering of a canary. Representative Williams
made another speech of the same tenor. Rep
resentative Weeks, of Massachusetts, rr.ad* an
argument for the MC. dealing with its merits
Mr." Burton, of Ohio, closed the debate with an
analysis of the measure, in which he declared
that never would ha have voted for the Aldrich,
bill but that the combination of the Aldrich
and Vreeland measures conserved every inter
est, afforded to the bankers of the country
ample means of relieving a stringency and tid
ing over embarrassed although sound financial
institutions, while it carefully guarded the
credit of the country's money. Mr Burton's
remarks, which were frequently interrupted
with applause, included the assertion that once
more the Democrats had demonstrated their
utter incompetency •■ govern the country; that
they had advocated the Williams bill and con
demned the Aldrich bill, despite the fact that
they were based on precisely the same principle,
and that finally they repudiated the Williams
bill and contented themselves with jeering at
the majority because it was about to accom
plish the desired and important end— the enact
ment of legislation which would prevent a re
currence of such a financial stringency as
caused so much suffering last autumn.
Only fourteen Republican votes backed thai
solid Democratic vote against the conference
measure, most of those coming from the Bank
in? and Currency Committee, but Mr. Hayes, of
California, a member of the committee, who has
violently opposed the Aldrich bill, voted in tha
affirmative. The Republicans voting in th« neg
ative were: Messrs. Cooper, Morse and Nelson
<\V's. ), Brumm i P-T.n >, Fowler i.V J>. Hill and
Henry (Conn.-. Lindberg (Minn.). Murdock, Cal
derhead and Campbell (Kan.). Prince (lII.X,
Waldo (N. Y. t and Darrah i.Mich.). - -—•J^^
The terms of the compromise reached by the
conferrees were as outlined in these dispatches
to this morning's Tribune, except that the House
conferrees yielded on the subject of time lim
itation and the bill is not to be enforced until
June 30. 1514. The details of the bill are as
The reserve required to be retained in. central
reserve and reserve cities Is 10 per cent straight.
A redemption fund of 10 per cent, instead of
.> per cent, as required by the present law.
Is stipulated, ami all of It shall be held in. Wash
ington. The emergency currency issuable shall
not exceed in the aggregate fBMIMMMI Such
currency shall be subject t.-> a retirement tax as]
5 per cent for the first two months and an addi
tional 1 per cent a month thereafter until 10
per cent is reached. State, county and munic
ipal honds shall be acceptable as security for
emergency currency at 00 per cent of their mar
ket value. Other bonds and commercial paper
shall be similarly acceptable at T."» per cent of
their market value. No bank shall be allowed
to lake out emergency circulation in an amount
excessive of 38 per cent of its capital and sur
plus when the security offered fa commercial
paper. No emergency currency may be taken
cut under any circumstances unless the obligant
bank has already taken out. according 1 to the
present law. an amount of currency equal to 40
per cent of its capital stock and surplus.
The provision from the ATctrich bill is incorpo
rated in the conference bill that banks which
hold state, county or municipal bonds mar.
with the approval of the Secretary e4 tiM Treas
ury, take out additional currency directly upon,
them up to 0<"» per cent of their market vsjisji —
that is. they may do sr> on their Individual - "
ative and responsibility. The use of commercial
paper as a basis for taking: out emergency cur
rency may be only by banks which affiliate
themselves in groups of not less than ten. with
an aggregate capital and surplus of not less
than $s.€>o©.©ool Such groups shall be known a3
"national currency associations." instead of "na
tional clearing house associations." the clearing
house associations of the country having object
ed to the use of the latter name. The clause
creating a currency commission, to be com
posed of nine members of the Senate and nlttd
members of the House, is carried in the bill.
,•- course the measure provides that banks
may hypothecate commercial paper as a basis .
for emergency currency, but it is not believed,
in view of the somewhat elaborate machinery
with which it has been deemed best to surroun/l
this method, that .my sound bank will resort to it
and form a clearing house association when a
mpthod so much simpVr. that of merely de
posit state, county or municipal bonds la
the Treasury, is available. Another deterrent
to the bank which misrht desire to secure emer
gency currency by the deposit of commercial
paper is that, in addition to forming: an asso
ciation of rive banks with an aggregate capital
and surplus of not less than J3.» •*>,<">»» and
pledging the entire assets of all such banks as
security for the desired currency, the total
amount of currency which may issue on com
mercial paper must not exceed 30 per cent of
the unimpaired capital and surplus of the Issu
ing bank, whereas th- only limitation placed on
currency Issued on approved bonds is that it.
together with the circulation ba>ed on United
States bonds, must not exceed the aggregate*
capital and surplus of the issuing bank. As
any bank having outstanding- circulation se
cured by United States banks to the amount of
41 > per cent of its capital and surplus may »e
cure emergency currency by depositing: state. '
county or municipal bonds, such bank could se
cure double the amount of currency permissible
where commercial paper is offered a* security.
As soon as the clerk of the House advised tb#

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