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VOV OI ~ LXVIII. . , .X°- 22,476. To , morr<m , 9 ia^ inth -, wMfc , NEW- YORK, SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1903. -FOURTEEN PAGES.- T^™ "*,£,„.
Broker Accused of Conspiracy and
Bribery in 1905.
Theodore H. Price, cotton broker and oper
ator. was indicted yesterday by the federal
grand jury in connection with the famous "cot
ton report leak" of INK. Two indictments were
horded down, one charging conspiracy to com
mit an offence against the United States and
the ether bribery of a government official. Mr.
price at once surrendered himself. He was ar
raigned before Judge Hough, pleaded not guilty
ar.d wai released in $5,000 bail, which was
promptly furnished. A preliminary hearing was
set for June 10.
Indictments against three other persons were
also voted by the federal grand jury, but Henry
L. . Stimson, United States Attorney, • refused to
make the names public. In view, however, of
th- fact that Edwin S. Holmes, jr.. formerly as
sistant statistician of the Department of Agri
culture; Frederick A. Peckham and Moses Haas
•were indicted yesterday by the grand jury of
the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia,
together -with Price, on a charge of conspiracy
in connection with the cotton leak scandal, it is
presumed that the other indictments voted by
the local federal grand jury were against these
three men. Holmes. Peckham and Haas were
indicted in October of lf»05 for conspiracy, but
the jury which tried Holmes disagreed and
Haas and Peckham -were never put on trial.
John P. Lindsay, counsel for Price. Issued the
following statement last night in behalf of his
Theodore H. Price made the following state
ment hi regard to the indictment handed down
in The so-called "cotton leak" case. He said
that while an indictment was. of course, an ex
ceedingly disagreeable experience to undergo it
■»?5- an accusation and not a proof, and he is
arware that the government has considered it
necessary to take 'his action before the matter
Wame outlawed on June 3 or thereabouts. He
laclf no doubt whatever of the issue.
The original "cotton leak" charges, made some
three years ago. were based on the statement
of Van Riper, the bucket shop operator and a
sp]f-cor!fpss* v d participant and beneficiary, with
others, of the alleged "cotton leak." who con
ducted his account with ether brokers and not
vith Mr. Price.
Mr. Price said that ever since he brought an
injunction suit against the New York Cotton
Exchange, a year ago. the dominant ring in
the exchange, vho are his declared enemies,
have moved every influence they could command
to injure and cripple him. and have fostered the
present craze for indictments, and especially in
dictments of Wall Street men. Mr. Price says
thai he is the objective i^oint of attack of one.
af the most bitter trade wars ever prevailing in
•'- « country, but that he is not unused to fight
ing and propose? to leave no stone unturned to
vindicate his good name and discomfit his ene
Mr. Price says that, when the "cotton leak"
case first became public he emphatically as
serted his innocence of the charges made in the
indictment or of ar.y kindred offence, and he now
repeats this statement, which he trusts his
friends will accept, pending a decision of the
At a late hour last night none of the other
persons against whom indictments had been
voted had been taken into custody, although
Judge Hough ordered the issuance of bench war
rants sf soon a? th* indictments were handed
(5r.T.-r- It Is understood that Holmes, Peckham
ard Haas 'outside of the' jurisdiction of the
Mtaaa] courts of this district.
The "cotton ?eak" scandal first cropped up in
•-* spring of 1905. when an assistant statistician
> the Department of Agriculture was accused
'■' selling advance information concerning the
year's cotton crop. It was reported at that time
that Price had made a great deal of money as
a remit of getting this information, but he in
f'crr.antly denied the charge. Boon afterward
Holmes. Feckham and Haas were indicted in
"iVashington for conspiracy to defraud the.
United States through The giving out of advance
Information. Holmes, as already mentioned,
iraf tried, but the jury disagreed.
"A 1 -.*;-, requisition proceedings were brought in
this city against Peckham and Haas, counsel
raised the novel point that there was no such
offfnee known to the federal statutes as miscon
duct, although it is an offence at common law.
J'j^go Holt sustained this point and refused to
firn the warrant for the removal of Peckham
Sad Haas to Washington.
Mr. Price has been .it war with the members
tf the N----. York Cotton Exchange for the last
wear a.= The result of a suit which he brought
ajra'.r.yf the exchange to compel it to modify its
methods of classifying cotton for futuic deliv
eries on contract?. The case was dismissed
The changes recommended by Mr. Price, which
■« t r*' r.;ad«r the basis of his suit, have been re
w.tly advocated by Herbert Knox Smith. Com
n:«.tjr> r p n of Corporations, in his report to Presi-
Ism Roosevelt on the result of his Investigation
of the cotton exchanges of the country.
Leading members of the Xew York Cotton
Exchange had no comment Id make last night
<«fi tbc indictment of Mr. Price.
Pn I <ivd Three Others Indicted —
Details of Alleged Conspiracy.
Washiagton. May 2?— Almost simultaneously Tin
*£c ir.d.crmmt of Theodore H. Price, the cotton
Operator. ar,d thr«>* other persons in New York, in
ticTrTif.r, lf: en returned ben to-day against Price.
Fr«Or:ck A. Peckham and Moaws Haas, all of
Rear York, anij Edwin S. Holmes, jr., of this city,
larmerly a.-Fistant j-tatisiician of the Department
X Agriculture, for alleged participation in gov^rn
«i*nt crop report leaks. Price is charged with
having conspired *ith the other •'..-."<■ men to fur
•sSl &<3vantc- information regarding the crop ie-
PVU 01 th« Department of Agriculture, and Price.
fteckhani and Haas are charged with conspiring to
Ixtte Holmes Jo shape th^ official reports to suit
*fc«ir :;.:r-rests.
The tour indktment? were returned h^r*- •** to
l fcv According to one of them. price ma* 1700.0-0
\**« result of his advance information regarding
t: "" reyion for December. ISOt, and paid Haas IV£>,">>
•« "I Uiis hjm. While not Paying how much
Huia,,.,. rece<ve-J as hi* .-hare, the indictment
d* I?**1 ?** th^-. Haa? paid llclmea 51/'»> for Informal
"w ov. t-ie Juix- report of Vj"'-- The Indictment.
*hi. h (*ts , JU t t.f-v«-n overt ai-i.s fays that on May
c -"■**'. I'rW and Hum cvwrpired by promising.
»ad giving lv an official of the L'nlted
I U 'V* a v;m of muitf-y to Induce Hotaics, In viola
*''--' uf hi* .July. t<i furnitli *u.-h advance infoima
::>J;» it mate* th..t a conference was h«>ld *n New
Iw * «>n May 31 bet««en Pries *«J "^s follow ing
*S|csi Ha*,. ram« to U'arfiinjrion. met Holme* and
**»»}«* so pay Holmes f° r *?SH?S? illf<jrn '- atK ' i;
Wait tm Jut* j «„<! •, ;>C Haas received Mien in-
from Hoimr*. and it was conveyed l«
-'*'•«. ar.<! that <,n •_:..- paid Ilolmea J!. "0.
lii* jr-^jna oo^t or tiK . indictment sa^« Haas j-nd
*' ri "* f.m.-piud to rib* Holmes to a:rar=e «lie
-"'* report so as to show a greater cotton rr ■ V
«*! information in the sta'fMkians office

Th * «ther .n&nniont* charge ... , V- ■. io:ii I
r-'i.:nr -'i.:n eight ronuti. ritl: l.iirtr.Z •«« ! »*" for lhe -
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Former Chauffeur io Italy's Quec*
Dies Instantly at Baltimore.
Baltimore. May I*9.— Emmanuel Cedrino. the
Bated lta'ian automobile driver, was instantly
killed on Pimlieo racetrack this afternoon. Spec
tators saw his car skid and turn over, three of
its wheels being smashed. Cedrino and his
brother, who was his mechanician and was with
him in thft car. were thrown out violently
against a fence, and while the brother was little
The Italian automobile driver, who was killed in
stantly at Plmlico racetrack, Baltimore yester
hurt Cedrino's neck was broken and he was
dead when picked up.
Cedrino. who came to this city yesterday, was
to have taken part in races which were adver
tised extensively to be run at Pimlieo to-mor
row, and his participation was expected to draw
a large crowd. Only a short time before the ac
cident he had taken his car around the mile
track in fifty-six seconds. Th^ car was taken
off the track, but in a short time returned. The
accident occurred on the first turn, just west of
the grandstand. As the car slid and the wheels
collapsed the brothers were hurled against the
fence, and when the onlookers rushed to the
spot they found the body of Cedrino near the
track and beside the fence against which he had
plunged to his death.
The car. which is now fit only for the scrap
heap, was the ope in which Cedrino made
all hi? records, and -was designed by <"edrino
himself in 1906. He stated recently that it had
been run three thousand miles without material
repairs, and it is supposed that the wheel that
failed had suffered by this use more than was
apparent. It is known that the enerine was in
perfect condition when the car was brougrht on
the track for the last time. Dr. Herbert
Schoenrieh. who wss watching the practice spins
of th«» entrants in to-morrow's raoes. reached
Oedrfao's side almost before the dust of the ac
cident had cleared away. He found that in ad
dition to a broken ne^k the occipital bone had
been torn out entirely, and that a large part of
the brain was scattered over the track.
A coroner's inquest held to-night resulted in
a verdict of accidental death, attaching blame to
no one The body was placed in charge of an
undertaker and will probably he sent to New
York. While no examination was made by a
physician other than that of Dr Schoenrieh.
those who handled the body say that it was
badly crushed and that many bones were broken.
Cedrino. who was a native of Turin. Italy.
w:i<= thirty-five y*:irs old. and had been in this
country four jrears.
}•:. Cedrino was an Italian, and for a number of
ypars before be made his debut in the United
Slates as an expert driver in automobile races was
chauffeur to Queen Helena of Italy. His first en
try in this country in a competitive event was in
the Eagle Rock hill climb in WOt On August 22, 13%,
he made a new rid's track record of 53 mm. 14 2-5
sec. for nfiy miles at Long Branch. He drove
a car In the Vanderbilt Cup race in October the
same year, but was forced to drop out after the
second lap owing to his machine breaking down.
He won the twenty-four hour race at Morris Park
last fall, and at the races at Ormond Beach, Fla.,
last winter established some remarkable records
He finished second in the Briarcliff trophy race last
Cedrino was considered to be a fearless ami skil
ful driver. Several times he had met with acci
dents, the most serious of which prior to that of
to-day was in the nig four-cornered road race in
Cuba ii< 130$. Cedrino. who was driving a 100-horse
power car. ran into a nee on the. first lap at a
douhlc -S' curve at Anemisa. The car turned
..... and Oedrtoo and his mechanician were
thrown out. The calf of Cedrino's left leg was
badly torn and he was cut about the face and re
ceived numerous contusions.
Boston Police Head Warns Against
Time Honored Reveille.
Boston. May £».— The Ancient and Honorable
Artillery Company was Informed to-night by
Police Commissioner Stephen O'Meara that
should it persist In the annual custom on the
first Monday of June of arousing the members
with a fife and drum corps those taking part
in the tinio honored reveille next. Monday will
be arrested as. disturbers of the peace.
It was in accordance with its usual courtesy
the company recently Informed the Polio Com
missioner that tne annual field day of the or
ganization would be held June 1. the exercises
to be preceded by the reveille of the drum corps
as had been the custom for many generations
The answer of the Commissioner, forwarded
to the Ancients to-night, cast consternation into
the camp «>f the veterans.
%Jbany M- 1 ' - ' 'Jovtrnor Hughes went tiiis
evening to N«'« v " lk "''•"'■ he expects to review
, . . „ „;. „; :):• Civil Wai veterana to-morrow.
H<= will take luncheon with members of the re
•■. .■! tli'' Motel Lincoln ami return to
jQbai ■■ vv '■'' ' "" 1I
\.-r.i.j. Mlaj **■ -At ■ &uaT.> council to-ilaj II
. , . j. i i.o loncei to .•••vms.- t...- marriage of
Prtncesa Ameiie-Louise, of irarstenberg, hi, i Gus
••• k- iii >■" -i 1 ' 1 V* "' '■' •utomobile :;r:n, wlti
Rlioai ti:. princejßa recently eloped from Vienna.
.. up ■* Lucerne, »nd a :.. live abroad
■Xtei i
i usburg. May ■'• Owing to the excesfive hezit
ten pei sons have died here since midnight. Many
Am prostrated. The mercury reached SS degree* to
\'i)i^ d'Avray, Franc* J**j ".'9.— Mr. Duke, ton
<,t the president ■• lIX American Tobacco Cora
pany. ami Mrs. Farley ..:. Km;-. :. were ellshtly
hurl n-Jjy L-y ilieir automobile ckiddini and over
Reorganization of Wabash-Pittsburg
Terminal Nam Looked For.
[By Teleßraph to The Tribune]
Pittsburg. May 29.— On application of the Wa -
bash Railroad and other creditors. Judge Jamea
S. Young, in the United States court this after
noon, appointed receivers for the Wabash-Pitts
burg Terminal Railroad Company. The com
pany joined in the application for the appoint
ment, and the court named Francis H. Skeiding.
president of the First National Bank of Pitts
burg, and Henry W. McMaster, general super
intendent of the road, as receivers. In the
statement flied. the liabilities of the company
are placed at $57,252,100, while the assers are
"unknoVn." The liabilities consist of promis
sory notes to the "Wabash Railroad and loans
and interest to the Equitable and Mercantile
Trust companies, of New York, and other.*.
The Wabash-Pittsburg terminal is the Pitts
burg entrance of the Gould system. The road
is 0i».9 miles leng, extending from Pittsiiur^ to
Jewitt Junction, Ohio, where it connects with
the Wheeling & Lake Elrie, which is controlled
by the Pittsburg Terminal. The latter also
owns the West Side '..elt line and PiUsburac
Terminal Railroad & Coal Company. The com
pany was formed on May 7, 1904. Tho cost of
the road was $21,000,000, it being one of the
most expensive to build in the United States.
By an agreement with the Carnegie Steel Com
pany it was to receive one-fourth, of that com
pany's business, but was unable to handle it
because of insufficient cars. Shortage of money
to operate and pay indebtedness caused the
present trouble.
The announcement from Pittsburg that receivers
had been appointed for the Wabash-Pittsburg Ter
minal Railway Company caused no surprise in
Wall Street, as it was in accordance with the ex
pectations since it became known that default
would be made in the payment of the semi-annual
interest due on Monday on the outstanding $29,50-).
000 4 per cent first mortgage bonds of the company.
Although the details of the receivership proceed
ings had been practically completed at the meet
ing of the directors at No. 195 Broadway on Thurs
day, the Gould interests were again in conference
yesterday morning, it is presumed to complete final
arrangements for the step taken at Fittsburg in
the afternoon. Neither George J. Gould nor any
of the other directors would make any statement In
the matter yesterday.
Prior to the announcement of the receivership a
protective committee, consisting of James N. Wal
lace, president of the Central Trust Company,
chairman; Paul Morton, president of the Equitable
Life Assurance Society; Hfeley Fiske, vice-president
of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company:
Harry Eronner. of Hallgarten & Co.; Gordon Ab
bott, of the Old Colony Trust Company, of Boston;
George P. Butler, of George P. Butler & Co., of
this city, and Myron T. Herri<-k. of Ohio, was
formed to represent the interests of the holders of
trie 4 per cent bonds in case of the expected de
fault of the semi-annual interest. Mr. Wallace
declined to say anything of the committee's plans,
other than it had been organized to protect the in
terests of the bondholders. It is said, however,
that the reorganization of the road will be accom
plished through the entrance of new interests.
The personnel of th» committee was the subject
of favorable comment in financial circles. Most of
the members of the committee had been mentioned
in that capacity within the last few days, but it
was thought that William A. Read, of William A.
Read & Co., "and John B. Dennis, of Blair & Co.,
would also be included.
It was rumored that an opposition committee
would be formed which would more definitely rep
resent the public holding in the bonds, but this is
considered' unlikely in well informed quarters, in
asmuch as . the Wallace committee represents a
large majority of the outstanding issue.
As the receivership application was not made
until 3 o'clock, the news came after the close of
the market, but as it had been regarded as a lore
gone conclusion it is doubtful if it would have had
any effect on the advance in prices which reulted
in net gains in most of the leading issues, includ
ing the Gould stocks.
P. S. Bill Change Against Five-
Cent ('one jf Island Fare.
i By Telegraph to The Trihun- 1
Albany, May 29. — The amendments to the
new Public Per\ ice 'Commissions bill for tele
phone and telegraph companies madf by the
Assembly Committee on Electricity, Gas and
Water Supply would render it impossible for
the commission of the Ist District to order a
fi-eent fare from Manhattan to Coney Island.
In addition to various clauses emasculating the
present law, the committee inserted the follow
ing sentence:
"A railroad corporation and street railroad
• >•! j oration, however, shall not b« required to
establish through rates or Joint rates, fares or
charges with each other."
"This language," declared J. O. Hammit, leg
islative agent of the Citizens' Union, to-night,
'applies directly to the Coney Island route, part
•if which is operated by what is technically
known as a railroad corporation and part by
what is technically known as a street railroad
corporation. With this provision In the law, the
• ommission would be prohibited from ordering
a joint fare of five, cents to Coney Island.
"In many other ways, by the amendments
made to the Wainwright bill, the Comiiiittee on
Electricity. Gas and Water Supply has emascu
lated the bill and even weakened the Public
Servic commissions law as passed last year.
Except for this provision relating »to thu- Coney
[stand fare, the emasculation of the Wainwright
bill at the extra Bession Is substantially the
same as was the emasculation at the regular
Crew of the Mayflower Prevents
Washington, May 29.— Through the fearless
ness of the crew of the President's yacht, the
Mayflower, a disaster was prevented to-night,
when Ore was discovered In a powder magazine
on the waterfront at the navy yard. A party
of the bluejackets, under command of Lieuten
ant Reed, entered the burning building and re
moved nearly two tftns of powder, a number of
high power signal rockets and a quantity of ex
plosives used In, priming the caps of the big
guns. The Mayflower was tied up to the wharf
a short distance away, and had the explosives
become ignited it is probable that the >fss*l
would have sustained serious damage.
Toulon. May 29.°— Charles T. Clarke, of New York,
mat arrested here to-day aa n spy on the com
plaint of a peasant, Mr. Clarke, accompanied by
6 French aeronaut, landed near th* fortH at the
conclusion >■{ his first balloon trip in France and
while taking anapsneta with his camera of the men
packing the gas bag aroused the suspicion of nn
tn-ersealous Frenchman. The police commissary,
arter briefly examining Mr. Clarko, released him.
■ayjna ht w..»> sati^-d that the charge tbe.t he
PATTEN AHEAD 93j000j000.
Problem of Armour and Patten Now
Is to "Bury the Corpse."
IBy T»!»*raph to Th<- Tribune.]
Chicago, May 29.— The corners on wheat and
corn were closed to-day, and J. Ogden Armour
and James Patten are now face to face with the
problem of "burying the- corpse." In other
words they now have to get their wheat and
corn to market. Both have cleared Immense
sums by their sensational deals, but wise traders
see difficulty in marketing the pood-
Patten is estimated to have cleared $2,000,000
in corn. This estimate is based on a supposed
profit of between '2*t cents and 25 cents on tb«
10,000,006 or rj.ooo.iKio bushels lie has handled
in the deal.
"I can't tell how this will come out," Patten
said to-day. "Nobody can tell until after it is
all over. I don't know how much I have made."
No estimate is placed on Armour's profits in
wheat. As a matter of fact, while Armour and
Patten were squeezing the shorts they were also
squeezing each other. Armour being short on
corn anil Patten short on wheat.
Patten's profits on corn, too, may be shortened
by his losses on oats. He admits he has lost on
oats, but privately tells his friends that taking
the two deals together he is ahead of the game.
The market to-day was highly irregular and
nervous in wheat, corn and. oats. May wheat
ranged between $1 ("5 and $1 II and closed at
•$1 lOVs. corn sold anywhere between 77' 2 cents
and 82% cents and closed at SO cents to SO l ,£
cents. Oats ranged between .".IV. cents and ."^i's
cents, and closed .it 32% cent.--. Excite
ment lan high in all of the grain pits when
the weakness was greatest! Values changed
with such 1 -Mering rapidity that traders were
puzzled. Shorts were anxious to cover, and
brokers for the bull leaders had at times plenty
of grain to sell. It is said that the shorts have
delivered to Mr. Patten and his friends not far
from 5,000,000 bushels of corn and close to
8,800.000 bushels of oats.
The corner has been largely in May corn, and
Patten's holdings of this option were accumu
lated between 55 and ti<> cents. Subsequent buy
ing:, necessary to support the market at critical
periods, raised the average purchase price by
about ." cents a bushel.
The deal began early in October, U«tT. In that
month May corn sold up to H.">i 4 cents. The
financial troubles which set in about that time
tumbled the price to 53% cents. Aft<=r the finan
cial flurry had abated the price of May corn ad
vanced slowly. During February it sold up to
8B3& cents and in March at iiSi% cents. Since
then it has continue^ to climb, and shorts have
scoured the country for corn to deliver o n their
May contracts. Immense quantities of the grain
have been delivered to Patten, but he hns paid
for it all and apparently stood ready at a.l
times to take more.
Early in May the shorts began desperate ef
forts to fill the Chicago elevators with corn, and
many of the Western railroads issued 'rush"
orders to apply on all corn shipments. Despite,
this, however. Patten and his associates were
not compelled to let go. nor was their hold on
the market weakened to any apparent extent.
Bondsmen Threaten Cittf and State
Funds in Allegheny Bank.
[By T<"l#g:rarh U> The Tribune ]
Pittsburg, May 29.— Bondsmen who secured
the city deposit of $1,500,000 and the <=tate de
posit of .S.">2r,.fH>n in the defunct Allegheny Na
tional Bank, alleged to have been looted by
William Montgomery, the cashier, of more than
$2,000,000, will endeavor to escape payment of
any part of the shortage. If they succeed the
city and state will lose their deposits.
This afternoon Robert McAfee, Secretary of
the Commonwealth and a director of the bank;
Walter Chess. Joshua Rhodes and other bonds
men appeared in court and asked that no judg
ments be entered against them. They allege
that some time ago the State Revenue Com
missioners decided to accept only surety com
panies as bondsmen, and that, although th*
change was never legally made, they wore act
ing as bondsmen in name only.
Frederic Thompson and A. L. Erlang-er Have
Narrow Escape from Wreck.
! By T»IT-aph f. The Trll un« |
Atlantic City, May 29.— Frederit Thompsoi ■ I
Abraham I- Erlanger, of New York, wen- nearly
wrecked in Mr Thompson's yachi Elsa 11 off this
city just at dusk to-night. They mivlit have fared
badly had net the government life saving crew
:;o!.f to their aid arid piloted th« yacht to a safe
The yacht left New York early to-day foi At
lantic City. The trip was uneventful and the party
arrived off Absecon Inlet about 6 o'clock 1 : >-nie iit .
Her pilot was unfamiliar with the entrance to the
Inlet and did not dare to start t';:e yacht into the
narrow channel. He whistled for a Hi"', but none
went to his aid. The yacht drifted back and forth
in the choppy se.i. Her whistle was kept • g
constantly. The signals were Onallj changed lo
those <>f distress, and thp government life savi _•
cr'w started to the rescue in their big lifeboat.
One of th>- ifc-savprs stepped aboard and piloted
the yacht to safety.
Mr. Thompson and Mr Erlanger were brought
ashore in th 1 surf! tat
Will Run on a Platform Supporting Bryan
for President in 1912.
IB> Telegraph to The Tribune]
Fort Worth, Texas, May 29.— R R Williams, a
blacksmith, of Cumby, Texas, became a
date for Governor on the Demoi rat:, tli kel
day when he Bled bis application witli the chair
man of the State X.xc.u ■ ! . • Committee He I a
only rival jo far to •;■'■. ••mo: Campbell \\.;:
lams'a name will be on the primary ballot, which
amounts to election In Texat Williams'a and
Campbell's platform are much similar, both sup
porting; Bryan for President, bul the new ■ .ini
tiate goea ■ step further and declares !.- «ii: sj|.
port Bryan In 1912 if he i- defeated th;- year.
Williams met Bryan on hia recent vi»il to Te\is.
Providence, May 9. The Gorham Manufu I
Company will resume operations .>n full time, t>c
ginning i^xi Monday, according t" an announce
ment to-day to the twenty-six hundred employes.
The factors has been running on an li
short time schedule since th< first of t:.
\v. H. Law ton. th>- secretary of the company, aald
that the prospecta are for much better turn
the silverware busin< aa
Nashua. N. H . May 29.— Announcement was made
here to-day that, beginning on Monday next, the
mills of the Nashua Manufacturing Company and
the Jackson company, both manufacturers of cot
ton cloth, will Increase their working time from
twenty-nine to forty hours • week. About four
ijjousand OperaUvet will be affected
Senate Votes to Limit Diliatory J
[From Th* Tribune Bureau ]
Washington, May 30. — By a. vote of 33 to 5. a i
sufficient number of pairs being recorded to ;
make a quorum, the Senate early this morning j
decided that there can be no further demand
for a rollcall to disclose the presence of a ;
quorum until the sergeant-at-arms has reported I
on hi; instructions to compel the attendance of i
all members. This action was taken after thir- i
ty-two rollcalls in the course of the day. it '
is believed that it will defeat the filibuster.
The action of the Vice-president, wl.o count*]
as present Democratic Senators who refused to
vote, establishes in the Senate tho Reed prece
dent of counting a quorum.
At 2 o'clock this morning Mr. I.;* Follette let
it be known that be intended to speak until I
or 0 o'clock.
Great Colt Not So Badly Injured
as Was Thought.
James f:. Keene's unbeaten Colin nay start ;
in the Belmont Stakes of :>:.'.">.•*><' to-day. H. i
De Courcey Forbes, the manager of Mi Keene'a
stable, was authority for this statement last |
It turns out thai Colin was n"t so seriously
injured a> Jimmy Rowe, his trainer, and a vet
erinarian thought, when to a!l appearance be
bowed the middle tendon in each fore leg afte - ;
a fast workout at Sheepsbead FJay on Thursday
morning. The statement Issued by Mr. Forbes
last night follows:
The injury to Colin, which was at first thought
to be in the bowing of the tendons of both fore
legs, turns out. in the belief of James Rowe. his
trainer, and Dr. McCully. the veterinarian, to have
been caused either by stepping on a stone or in
a hole, resulting in a violent wrench. There is
and has been n<"> soreness in either leg. and the
horse has never taken a lame step, the swelling;
having subsided as suddenly as it came. His
tendons are perfectly straight.
In view of the interest and the attachment
of the public for Colin and the sympathy SB
feelingly expressed. Mr. Keene wishes to let
every one know of the great improvement in the
horse, and that not only does he hope now that
Colin will race again, but that if he passes the
final examination to be mad" by Dr. McCnlly
and Mr. Rowe on Saturday morning and it doe?
not rain, he may run in the Relmont Stakes.
Great Damage Reported Over a
Wide Area.
< ;;ithrie. Okla . May 2?. — A second series of
heavy rains and wind storms struck Oklahoma
last night. Tornadoes are reported at Hen
nessey, Enid. Frederick. Cashion and Duncan,
cloudbursts from Weleetka and Tulsa, and a
waterspout at Xavma. Th° damage la as great
as by the floods of last week. At Tulsa light
ning struck twenty-seven oil tanks in the Glenn
pool, each holding l.*M barrels.
Five persons are reported killed at Duncan
and three seriously injured near Cashion. The,
Red River is several miles wide and the Cimar
ron is backing up. The Cottonwood River is
expected to overflow by morning. The storm
did much damage to cotton and corn.. On Red
River, a number of lives are believed to hay*
been lost as a result of the sudden rise.
Talralah, La., May 29. — Heavy damage fo cot
ton crops and property, with possible !0.-? nf
life, followed in the wake of a tornado that
j assed eight miles south of l.ore at t> o'clock to
pighi The tornado originated in the north
west, and tore in a southeasterly direction at an
estimated speed of eighty miles an hour A
torrential rainfall continued for forty minutes.
Reports from Monroe. La., indicate a aaakuau
storm there. Some property damage was cauaed
at Vicksburg, Miss.
La Crosse, Wis. May S9. — Washouts on the
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy and th- Chicago.
Milwaukee & St. Paul railways tied up all
traffic between Chicago and the Twin Cities on
the main lines of those roads to-day. Three un
known men, who were stealing a ride, were
crushed to death.
Chillicothe. Mo., May 20. — Everett Ramsey
was fatally injured and Roy Templeton, Earl
Jones and Will Monroe were less seriously in
jured by a tornado last evening: which destroyed
a baseball amphitheatre at Hale. Mo. . Grand
River Valley is completely under water to a
depth of five feet. Livestock losses are im
Bristol. Term., May L M .» .— The nurst flood in its
history visited Johnson city late to-night, cauta
ing great damage. The Southern R,ii!road
was washed away an-l trafn- is blocked
• •ri th^ main line.
St. Louis, May 29.- The Mississippi Valley and
the Southwest are suffering from the worst del
uge in the last quarter of a century. A tornado
which struck Quiney. 111, last night wrecked
many buildings, and suburban towns report
heavy losses Fifty thousand acres of valley
land between Alexandria and Hannibal, Mo.,
arc entirely submerged, forcing farmers to flee.
The Illinois River is six miles wide at Quiney
and rising rapidly. The flood has broken a num
ber of ... along the Arkansas River between
Fort Smith and Little Rock, and rains between
Morrilltcn and Little Rock to-day will cause
still greater floods. The situation is reported
critical at Pint- Bluff. Ark., and other points.
Wind storms did considerable damage in Mis
souri last night and killed several pen Mis
souri valleys are flooded.
Trees Blown. Down and Roofs Torn Up —
Death at Binghamton.
Albany, May 29. —A thunderstorm <>f exceptional
severity, almost of the magnitude i>f a cloudburst,
■wept over this city and Its vicinity early this even
ing, accompanied by ■ terrific wind and lasting half
an bom Within a few minutes the atr**ta awn
turned Into torrents from curb to curb. tr»*es were
blown down and <>:ip or two roofs torn up. j In some
places wires were ton from poles by falling limbs
of trees. The onlj person known to have been
hurt was a littl- boy struck by ■ falling cornice.
Blnghamton, N. V . May !$ — Frederick I^nsing,
a farmer sixty years old. was struck by lightning
and killed about .". o'clock tins afternoon at Ma farm
In the town of Smyrna, Cnenango County.
Raleigh. N. C. May JC»— a tpeclal to-nisht tv :n
More-head City says a seventy-mile hurricane i.i^e.l
on the North Carolina, coast to-day. Apprehension
l* felt for the safety of the people of ror'.-iinoutli.
a village on a low part of the coast near More*
head. Liffaavers went late in the d.iy to t!;- rescue
of a tuning boat, but they have not returned.
Vessels plying mar the coast to-day have teen in
Stone Aiding Him m Brgsm't Order
-EcpuhUcav Lrmden Will
Xot Yield.
[From Th» Tribun" nur»iu '
Washington. May at— filibuster conducted
by Senator La Follette has thus far prevented
a vote on the conference report on the financial
bill, and the entire Congress has been forced to
await the pleasure of the Wisconsin Senator.
Senator La Follette. disregarding the fact that
be pave his word yesterday that h» would not
attempt a filibuster, took the floor if 12:40 p. m.
and occupied it throughout the day. resorting
to every dilatory device possible under the Sen
ate rul^s.
Senator La Follette is understood to have
changed his mind on learning that he could ob
tain assistance from Mr Stone, of Missouri.
who in turn is acting on the motion of William
J. Bryan.
Mr. La Follette at one time placed himself at
the mercy of the Senate, so far tr3n3gresslr.S
parliamentary procedure by a personal attack
on Mr. Aidnch that Senator Foraker raised a
point of order which compelled the Wisconsin
Senator to resume his seat and made a con
tinuation of his remarks possible only by the
consent of the majority. Senator «;ore made tha
motion to permit Senator La Follette to pro
ceed, and Mr. Foraker cast the only negative
Throughout the day, which has been almost
insufferably arm. Senator La Follette has in-
cisted on the presence of a quorum, and, when
ever he has wearied of talking he ha,-» demand
ed a rollcall to demonstrate the presence of the.
required forty-seven Senators. In the early
evening hours he added to. the e«srnogf which
he had sipped from time to time throughout th«
day several sandwiches, which he munched while
the roll was being called.
The Wisconsin Senator announced at the out
set his determination to talk . the financial bill
to death, if it took six weeks. He made no ef
fort at connected or logical argument, but re
read former speeches, railroad statistics and
even parts of a novel. His delivery was charac
terized by his usual manner, taunting grimacea
alternating with mock pathetic pleadings, de
livered in a crouching attitude, with shoulders
hunched up and his chin scarcely above the level
of the desk top. .
Senator La Follette ha? been counting on thai
assistance of Senator Stone, of Missouri. who
has been urged by William J. Bryan to defeat
the bill, and Senator Gore ha? occasionally been
assisting by suggesting the absence of a
Th» Wisconsin Senator- has been recognized
for the second tim<» by the chair, and M is ex
pected if he yields the floor to prevent Ma re
suming it under a rale which provides that no
Senator may speak more than twice on the same
subject In a single legislative day. ,££^2
The Republican leaders are determined to de
feat the filibuster. They feel that the reputa
tion of the Senate Is at stak» and that they can
not afford to permit one or two Senators to de
feat the will of Congress, and especially Sena
tor La Follette. who has practically bolted his
party. To a considerable extent IMB view
seems to be shared by the Democrats who ar<*
assisting the majority in maintaining a quorum.
Every absent Senator has been telegraphed for.
and Mr. Aldrich has announced that there will
be no adjournment without a vote, if Congress
has to sit all summer.
Shortly before G o'clock Mr La Follette asked
Mr. Aldrich if he would agree to amend the re
port by striking out railroad bonds and stocks.
"The sole question before the Senate.'* Mr.
Aldrich replied, "is the agreement to the con
ference report, and that will be before the Sen
ate until March 4. 10<>9. if necessary. I hay«
neither the power nT the disposition to maka
any change."
The Wisconsin Senator replied that he would
continue his opposition, since that was the only
course presentetd to him.
The President is understood to be greatly in
censed at the Course of the Senator from Wis
consin. He has been calling wavering Senators
to the White House and urging them to vote
for the financial bill, and he regards the course
of the Wisconsin Senator as little short of
In some quarters grave doubt is expressed as
to La milalla'a determination t> continue his
filibuster after to-morrow, even if he finds it
possible to do so. Those who maintain this view
insist that the sole purpose of hia course is to.
further the popularity of Ma Caamtanaaai lect
ures and that he Is really little concerned with
the fate of the financial bill. Those ho have
followed La FoHette'9 political career In Wis
cousin declare that it is no uncommon thing tor
the Wisconsin Senator, who has exceptional
dramatic ability, to close his stump speeches witix
a fainting spell, and they are looking asa such ■*.
denouement to his present filibuster.
Although speaking slowly and in a low vole«
throughout much of the day, when the ga!lerie3
filled m the evening the Wisconsin Senator re
sumed his customary vehement style of dec'.ama
Despite- the heat the Senate galleries were
crowded throughout the evening. The presence)
of a large and attentive audience seemed to act
like a, tonic on the Wisconsin Senator. H»
shouted, almost cried, jumped about, ran for
ward almost to- the Vice-President's desk.
stamped Ms feet and In every way offered a>
spectacle never before seen in the Senate, ex
cept when Jeff Davis spoke recently. Availing
himself of so notable an opportunity. Senator L*
Kollette repeated in large part Ma oft heard,
speech on the valuation of railroad property.
But although apparently carried away with that
force of his- own oratory, he never failed to re
sent Senators Indulging in conversation ami
would stop short or even ask the Vu --President
to maintain order.
La Follette Resorts to Even/ Form
of Obstructive Tactics.
Washington. May 29— Immediately after the Sen
aH met l©-day. Mr. Aldrich moved to dispense with
the reading of the journal, and then a;reed to a
motion by Mr. Depew to take up th« government
employes" liability bill, but Mr MrUurm insisted
that it tv considered after the conference report
on the currency bill. ; ■'• ,
Mr. Aldiuh s«m?d to be willing to have some
other business disposed of before taking up t v a
currency measure, and Mr Reverldge attempted to
obtain an agreement to vote on the bill lac th»
publicity at campaign contributions in making
tjjjs request fee referred, to the failure o: the Co3s« '

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